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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642890/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activity-may-serve-as-a-surrogate-marker-for-ms-disease-activity
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EDITORIAL
Joseph J Sabatino, Scott S Zamvil
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July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642887/dynamic-regulation-of-serum-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-agonists-in-ms
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Veit Rothhammer, Davis M Borucki, Maria Isabel Garcia Sanchez, Maria Antonietta Mazzola, Christopher C Hemond, Keren Regev, Anu Paul, Pia Kivisäkk, Rohit Bakshi, Guillermo Izquierdo, Howard L Weiner, Francisco J Quintana
OBJECTIVE: Several factors influence the clinical course of autoimmune inflammatory diseases such as MS and inflammatory bowel disease. Only recently, the complex interaction between the gut microbiome, dietary factors, and metabolism has started to be appreciated with regard to its potential to modulate acute and chronic inflammation. One of the molecular sensors that mediates the effects of these environmental signals on the immune response is the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a ligand-activated transcription factor with key functions in immune cells...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634910/the-complex-biology-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-its-role-in-the-pituitary-gland
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REVIEW
Robert Formosa, Josanne Vassallo
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor best known for its ability to mediate the effects of environmental toxins such as 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD or dioxin), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), benzene, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) through the initiation of transcription of a number of metabolically active enzymes. Therefore, the AHR has been studied mostly in the context of xenobiotic signaling. However, several studies have shown that the AHR is constitutively active and plays an important role in general cell physiology, independently of its activity as a xenobiotic receptor and in the absence of exogenous ligands...
June 20, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634408/a-tightly-regulated-il-22-response-maintains-immune-functions-and-homeostasis-in-systemic-viral-infection
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Panpan Yi, Yuejin Liang, Denley Ming Kee Yuan, Zuliang Jie, Zakari Kwota, Yan Chen, Yingzi Cong, Xuegong Fan, Jiaren Sun
Interleukin-22 (IL-22) plays an important role in host immunity and tissue homeostasis in infectious and inflammatory diseases. However, the function and regulation of IL-22 in viral infection remain largely unknown. Here, we report that viral infection triggered early IL-22 production from the liver and lymphoid organs. γδ T cells are the main immune cells to produce IL-22 in the liver, a process mediated by the IL-23/phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling pathway...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634279/in-frame-seven-amino-acid-duplication-in-aip-arose-over-the-last-3000-years-disrupts-protein-interaction-stability-and-is-associated-with-gigantism
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Roberto Salvatori, Serban Radian, Yoan Diekmann, Donato Iacovazzo, Alessia David, Plamena Grabovska, Giorgia Grassi, Anna-Marie Bussell, Karen Stals, Astrid Weber, Richard Quinton, Elizabeth Crowne, Valentina Corazzini, Louise A Metherell, Tara Kearney, Daniel Du Plessis, Ajay Sinha, Atik Baborie, Anne-LIse Locoq, Philippe Chanson, Olaf Ansorge, Sian Ellard, Peter J Trainer, David Balding, Mark Thomas, Marta Korbonits
OBJECTIVE: Mutations in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP) gene are associated with pituitary adenoma, acromegaly and gigantism. Identical alleles in unrelated pedigrees could be inherited from a common ancestor or result from recurrent mutation events. DESIGN & METHODS: Observational, inferential and experimental study, including: AIP mutation testing; reconstruction of 14 AIP-region (8.3 Mbp) haplotypes; coalescent-based approximate Bayesian estimation of the time to most recent common ancestor (tMRCA) of the derived allele; forward population simulations to estimate current number of allele carriers; proposal of mutation mechanism; protein structure predictions; co-immunoprecipitation and cycloheximide chase experiments...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625979/intestine-specific-homeobox-gene-isx-integrates-interleukin-6-signaling-tryptophan-catabolism-and-immune-suppression
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Li-Ting Wang, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Chee-Yin Chai, Edward Hsi, Kazunari K Yokoyama, Shen-Nien Wang, Shau-Ku Huang, Shih-Hsien Hsu
The intestine-specific homeobox transcription factor ISX is an IL-6-inducible proto-oncogene implicated in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but its mechanistic contributions to this process are undefined. In this study, we provide evidence that ISX mediates a positive feedback loop integrating inflammation, tryptophan cataboism and immune suppression. We found that ISX mediated IL-6-induced expression of the tryptophan catabolic enzymes IDO1 and TDO2 in HCC cells, resulting in an ISX-dependent increase in the tryptophan catabolite kynurenine and its receptor aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR)...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621812/tcdd-induces-ubch7-expression-and-synphilin-1-protein-degradation-in-the-mouse-ventral-midbrain
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Emmanuel González-Barbosa, Alejandro Mejía-García, Elizabeth Bautista, Frank J Gonzalez, José Segovia, Guillermo Elizondo
UbcH7 is an ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme that interacts with parkin, an E3 ligase. The UbcH7-parkin complex promotes the ubiquitination and degradation of several proteins via the 26S proteasome. Cellular accumulation of the UbcH7-parkin targets alpha-synuclein, and synphilin-1 has been associated with Parkinson disease. In mouse liver, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, an aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligand, induces UbcH7 expression. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine whether 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin induces Ubch7 mRNA and UbcH7 protein expression in the mouse brain, to characterize the molecular mechanism, and the effect on synphilin-1 half-life...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621325/the-oral-commensal-streptococcus-mitis-activates-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-in-human-oral-epithelial-cells
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Stian A Engen, Gro H Rørvik, Olav Schreurs, Inger Js Blix, Karl Schenck
Streptococcus mitis (S. mitis) is a pioneer commensal bacterial species colonizing many of the surfaces of the oral cavity in healthy individuals. Yet, not much information is available regarding its interaction with the host. We used examination of its transcriptional regulation in oral keratinocytes to elucidate some of its potential roles in the oral cavity. Transcription factor analysis of oral keratinocytes predicted S. mitis-mediated activation of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). Activation and functionality of AhR was confirmed through nuclear translocation determined by immunofluorescence microscopy and real-time polymerase chain reaction with reverse transcription analysis of CYP1A1, the hallmark gene for AhR activation...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618207/effect-of-dioxin-and-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-the-expression-of-cytochrome-p450-1a1-gene-via-an-estrogen-receptor-dependent-pathway-in-cellular-and-xenografted-models
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Ryeo-Eun Go, Kyung-A Hwang, Cho-Won Kim, Yong-Sub Byun, Ki-Hoan Nam, Kyung-Chul Choi
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A1 plays a major role in the metabolic activation of procarcinogens to carcinogens via aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) pathway. Especially, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is known as an agonist of AhR. In estrogen responsive cancers, 17β-estradiol (E2) may influence on AhR dependent expression of CYP1 family via the interaction between estrogen receptor (ER) and AhR. In the present study, the effect of E2/ER on the expression of AhR and CYP1A1 genes was investigated for MCF-7 clonal variant (MCF-7 CV) breast cancer cells expressing ER...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615443/control-of-immune-mediated-pathology-via-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
#10
Michael A Wheeler, Veit Rothhammer, Francisco J Quintana
Genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of immune-mediated diseases. While numerous genetic factors contributing to autoimmunity have been identified in recent years, our knowledge on environmental factors contributing to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and the mechanisms involved is still limited. In this context, the diet, geographical location, environmental pollutants, as well as microbial metabolites have been shown to modulate autoimmune disease development. These environmental factors interact with cellular components of the immune system in distinct and defined ways and are capable of influencing immune responses at the transcriptional and protein level...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614665/a-novel-dual-colour-luciferase-reporter-assay-for-simultaneous-detection-of-estrogen-and-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation
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Patrick Tarnow, Steffi Bross, Lisa Wollenberg, Yoshihiro Nakajima, Yoshihiro Ohmiya, Tewes Tralau, Andreas Luch
Consumers are exposed to a plethora of anthropogenic and natural substances that can act as agonists or antagonists for various transcription factors. Depending on the exposure and potency such interactions can potentially lead to adverse health effects, particularly for substances with multiple molecular targets. The early detection of such interactions is thus of high toxicological interest. Here we report on the development of a new cellular dual-colour reporter assay which allows the time-resolved and quantitative recording of estrogen receptor (ER) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) activation in living cells...
June 14, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612856/high-throughput-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-screening-of-inland-waters-of-southern-california
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A C Mehinto, D R VanDervort, W Lao, G He, M S Denison, S M Vliet, D C Volz, R D Mazor, K A Maruya
The impact of unmonitored contaminants, also known as contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), on freshwater streams remains largely uncharacterized. Water samples from 31 streams representing urban, agricultural and undeveloped (i.e., open space) land use in Southern California (USA) were analyzed for in vitro and in vivo bioactivity. The extent and magnitude of bioactivity screened using endocrine-responsive cell bioassays and a fish embryo screening assay were low. In contrast, a wider gradient of responses for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) assay was observed, which was negatively correlated with a measure of benthic community structure...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607424/benzo-a-pyrene-triggers-desensitization-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-pathway
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Abdullah Mayati, Normand Podechard, Manuelle Rineau, Lydie Sparfel, Dominique Lagadic-Gossmann, Olivier Fardel, Eric Le Ferrec
Exposure to environmental polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), such as benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P), has been linked to several health-threatening risks. PAHs were also shown to hinder adrenergic receptor (ADR) responses. As we previously demonstrated that B(a)P can directly interact with the β2ADR, we investigated here whether B(a)P could decrease β2ADR responsiveness by triggering receptor desensitization phenomena. We firstly showed that exposure to B(a)P reduced β2ADR-mediated epinephrine-induced induction of NR4A gene mRNAs and of intracellular cAMP...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606467/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-pioneer-member-of-the-basic-helix-loop-helix-per-arnt-sim-bhlh-pas-family-of-sensors-of-foreign-and-endogenous-signals
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REVIEW
Daniel W Nebert
The basic-helix-loop-helix Per-Arnt-Sim (bHLH/PAS) family comprises many transcription factors, found throughout all three kingdoms of life; bHLH/PAS members "sense" innumerable intracellular and extracellular "signals" - including endogenous compounds, foreign chemicals, gas molecules, redox potential, photons (light), gravity, heat, and osmotic pressure. These signals then initiate downstream signaling pathways involved in responding to that signal. The term "PAS", abbreviation for "Per-Arnt-Sim" was first coined in 1991...
June 9, 2017: Progress in Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602820/structural-basis-for-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-mediated-gene-activation
#15
Kathrin Wiebke Schulte, Edward Green, Annabel Wilz, Michael Platten, Oliver Daumke
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) and the AHR nuclear translocator (ARNT) constitute a heterodimeric basic helix-loop-helix-Per-ARNT-Sim (bHLH-PAS) domain containing transcription factor with central functions in development and cellular homeostasis. AHR is activated by xenobiotics, notably dioxin, as well as by exogenous and endogenous metabolites. Modulation of AHR activity holds promise for the treatment of diseases featuring altered cellular homeostasis, such as cancer or autoimmune disorders. Here, we present the crystal structure of a heterodimeric AHR:ARNT complex containing the PAS A and bHLH domain bound to its target DNA...
May 30, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601309/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-as-an-antitumor-target-of-synthetic-curcuminoids-in-colorectal-cancer
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Bryant W Megna, Patrick R Carney, Mitchell G Depke, Manabu Nukaya, James McNally, Lesley Larsen, Rhonda J Rosengren, Gregory D Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Curcumin has proven to be a potent antitumor agent in both preclinical and clinical models of colorectal cancer (CRC). It has also been identified as a ligand of the transcription factor known as the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). Our laboratory has identified the AHR as a mechanism which contributes to both tumorigenesis in a mouse model of inflammatory CRC as well an apoptotic target in vitro. Curcumin's role as an AHR ligand may modulate its effects to induce colon cancer cell death, and this role may be enhanced via structural modification of the curcumin backbone...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596556/indoxyl-sulfate-is-mediated-immune-dysfunction-provokes-endothelial-damage-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-esrd
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Hee Young Kim, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Yuri Hwang, Ga Hye Lee, Bonah Kim, Jiyeon Jang, Hee Tae Yu, Min Chang Kim, Joo-Youn Cho, Chan Joo Lee, Hyeon Chang Kim, Sungha Park, Won-Woo Lee
Progressive renal failure causes uremia-related immune dysfunction, which features a chronic inflammatory milieu. Given the central role of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)-related immune dysfunction in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), much attention has been focused on how uremic toxins affect cellular immunity and the mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of atherosclerosis in ESRD patients. Here, we investigated the characteristics of monocytes and CD4(+) T cells in ESRD patients and the immune responses induced by indoxyl sulfate (IS), a key uremic toxin, in order to explore the pathogenic effects of these cells on vascular endothelial cells...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596013/two-likely-targets-for-the-anti-cancer-effect-of-indole-derivatives-from-cruciferous-vegetables-pi3k-akt-mtor-signalling-pathway-and-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
#18
REVIEW
Ada Popolo, Aldo Pinto, Maria Daglia, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Luca Rastrelli
Diets containing high quantities of plant foods are linked with a decreased likelihood of incidence of cancer. Several common plant-based dietary components exert effects on DNA methylation levels, and can positively influence genome stability and the transcription of tumor suppressors and oncogenes. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a substance present in vegetables of the Brassicaeae family, especially broccoli, white cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. The in vivo biological effects of I3C are ascribed to a series of oligomeric products (including 3,3'-diindolylmethane), developed under acidic conditions...
June 5, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595996/tapinarof-is-a-natural-ahr-agonist-that-resolves-skin-inflammation-in-mice-and-humans
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Susan H Smith, Channa Jayawickreme, David J Rickard, Edwige Nicodeme, Thi Bui, Cathy Simmons, Christine M Coquery, Jessica Neil, William M Pryor, David Mayhew, Deepak K Rajpal, Katrina Creech, Sylvia Furst, James Lee, Dalei Wu, Fraydoon Rastinejad, Timothy M Willson, Fabrice Viviani, David C Morris, John T Moore, Javier Cote-Sierra
Tapinarof (GSK2894512) is a naturally derived topical treatment with demonstrated efficacy for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD) patients, although the biologic target and mechanism of action had been unknown. We demonstrate that the anti-inflammatory properties of tapinarof are mediated through activation of the Aryl hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR). We show that tapinarof binds and activates AhR in multiple cell types, including cells of the target tissue -human skin. In addition, tapinarof moderates proinflammatory cytokine expression in stimulated peripheral blood CD4+ T cells and ex vivo human skin, and impacts barrier gene expression in primary human keratinocytes; both of these processes are likely to be downstream of AhR activation based on current evidence...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595944/ido-chronic-immune-activation-and-tryptophan-metabolic-pathway-a-potential-pathophysiological-link-between-depression-and-obesity
#20
REVIEW
Adriano José Maia Chaves Filho, Camila Nayane Carvalho Lima, Silvânia Maria Mendes Vasconcelos, David Freitas de Lucena, Michael Maes, Danielle Macedo
Obesity and depression are among the most pressing health problems in the contemporary world. Obesity and depression share a bidirectional relationship, whereby each condition increases the risk of the other. By inference, shared pathways may underpin the comorbidity between obesity and depression. Activation of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) is a key factor in the pathophysiology of depression. CMI cytokines, including IFN-γ, TNFα and IL-1β, induce the catabolism of tryptophan (TRY) by stimulating indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) resulting in the synthesis of kynurenine (KYN) and other tryptophan catabolites (TRYCATs)...
June 5, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
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