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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454052/a-multi-biomarker-approach-in-scallop-chlamys-farreri-to-assess-the-impact-of-contaminants-in-qingdao-coastal-area-of-china
#1
Ruiming Guo, Luqing Pan, Rongwang Ji
A multi-biomarker approach was carried out to classify the environmental quality and the adverse effects of contaminants on scallop Chlamys farreri. The scallops were collected from three sampling stations in Qingdao coastal area of China in March, May, August and October of 2015. A suite of environmental factors and biomarkers, including temperature, salinity, pH, the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and metals (Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, As) in seawater and soft tissue, mRNA expression of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and P-glycoprotein (P-gp), 7-ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), uridine-diphosphate-glucuronyl-transferase (UGT), sulfotransferase (SULT), metallothionein (MT), Superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), catalase (CAT), lipid peroxidation (LPO) and protein carbonyl (PC) contents and DNA strand breaks, were measured in the gill and digestive gland...
April 25, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445828/targeting-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-nuclear-translocator-complex-with-dmog-and-stemregenin-1-improves-primitive-hematopoietic-stem-cell-expansion
#2
Carlo Stephan Jackson, Chrisna Durandt, Ilse Janse van Rensburg, Vincent Praloran, Philippe Brunet de la Grange, Michael Sean Pepper
Culture conditions used for the expansion of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSCs and HPCs, collectively HSPCs) should ideally favor the self renewal of long-term HSCs. At 20% O2, the synthesis of HIF-1α is balanced by its hydroxylation and proteasomal degradation. This favors HSPC differentiation, but can be prevented by culturing CD34+ cord blood cells in the presence of dimethyloxaloylglycine (DMOG). This differentiation may also be reduced by culturing the cells in the presence of Stemregenin 1, an antagonist of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)...
April 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445259/the-role-of-stat3-and-ahr-in-the-differentiation-of-cd4-t-cells-into-th17-and-treg-cells
#3
Xingxing Liu, Hui Hu, Heng Fan, Dongmei Zuo, Zhexing Shou, Yi Liao, Zhen Nan, Qing Tang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and STAT3 gene during the differentiation of cluster of differentiation (CD)4 T cells into T helper (Th)17 and T regulatory (Treg) cells. METHODS: First, CD4 T cells were isolated from the spleen of BALB/c mice. Then, stable CD4 T cells expressing STAT3 shRNA were constructed. CD4 T cells were assigned to one of the following treatments: Th17 group: antibodies against CD3 and CD28, 2...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437741/use-of-nuclear-receptor-luciferase-based-bioassays-to-detect-endocrine-active-chemicals-in-a-biosolids-biochar-amended-soil
#4
Carolyn G Anderson, Geetika Joshi, Daniel A Bair, Charlotte Oriol, Guochun He, Sanjai J Parikh, Michael S Denison, Kate M Scow
Biosolids are a potentially valuable source of carbon and nutrients for agricultural soils; however, potential unintended impacts on human health and the environment must be considered. Virtually all biosolids contain trace amounts endocrine-disrupting chemicals derived from human use of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). One potential way to reduce the bioavailability of PPCPs is to co-apply biosolids with biochar to soil, because biochar's chemical (e.g., aromaticity) and physical properties (e...
April 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434239/pcb-126-effects-on-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ubiquitin-and-p53-expression-levels-in-a-fish-product-sparus-aurata-l
#5
Calò Margherita, Bitto Alessandra, Lo Cascio Patrizia, Giarratana Filippo, Altavilla Domenica, Gervasi Teresa, Campone Luca, Cicero Nicola, Licata Patrizia
The aim of the present study is to determine if Ahr ligands as PCB-126, a dioxin-like, might contribute to inhibition of the tumour suppressor p53 by promoting its degradation through proteasome-ubiquitin system (UPS). The findings show, in the presence of PCB-126, a significant increase in p53 immunoreactivity in fish compared to the control. Subsequently, there is a decrease in p53 immunoreactivity at 24 h which is maintained even at 72 h. There is also a slight decrease in ubiquitin immunoreactivity to 12 h compared to the control and a marked decrease to 24 and 72 h...
April 24, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433937/perturbation-effect-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-quantum-dots-rgoqds-on-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-pathway-in-zebrafish
#6
Jing-Hui Zhang, Tai Sun, Aping Niu, Yu-Mei Tang, Shun Deng, Wei Luo, Qun Xu, Dapeng Wei, De-Sheng Pei
Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) has been widely used in enormous fields, however, the inherent molecular mechanism of GQDs for potential risks in biological system is still elusive to date. In this study, the outstanding reduced graphene quantum dots (rGOQDs) with the QY as high as 24.62% were successfully synthesized by the improved Hummers method and DMF hydrothermal treatment approach. The rGOQDs were N-doped photoluminescent nanomaterials with functional groups on the surface. The fluorescent bio-imaging was performed by exposing zebrafish in different concentrations of the as-prepared rGOQDs, and the distribution of rGOQDs was successfully observed...
April 15, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433708/toxicological-characterisation-of-two-novel-selective-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-modulators-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#7
Selma Mahiout, Jere Lindén, Javier Esteban, Ismael Sánchez-Pérez, Satu Sankari, Lars Pettersson, Helen Håkansson, Raimo Pohjanvirta
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) mediates the toxicity of dioxins, but also plays important physiological roles. Selective AHR modulators, which elicit some effects imparted by this receptor without causing the marked toxicity of dioxins, are presently under intense scrutiny. Two novel such compounds are IMA-08401 (N-acetyl-N-phenyl-4-acetoxy-5-chloro-1,2-dihydro-1-methyl-2-oxo-quinoline-3-carboxamide) and IMA-07101 (N-acetyl-N-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-4-acetoxy-1,2-dihydro-5-methoxy-1-methyl-2-oxo-quinoline-3-carboxamide)...
April 19, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432873/conditional-deletion-of-bmal1-accentuates-microvascular-and-macrovascular-injury
#8
Ashay D Bhatwadekar, Eleni Beli, Diao Yanpeng, Jonathan Chen, Qianyi Luo, Alpha Alex, Sergio Caballero, James M Dominguez, Tatiana E Salazar, Julia V Busik, Mark S Segal, Maria B Grant
The brain and muscle aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator-like protein (BMAL)-1 constitutes a major transcriptional regulator of the circadian clock. Here, we explored the impact of conditional deletion of Bmal1 in endothelium and hematopoietic cells in murine models of microvascular and macrovascular injury. We used two models of Bmal1(fx/fx);Tek-Cre mice, a retinal ischemia/reperfusion model and a neointimal hyperplasia model of the femoral artery. Eyes were enumerated for acellular capillaries and were stained for oxidative damage markers using nitrotyrosine immunohistochemistry...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428138/pregnane-x-receptor-regulates-the-ahr-cyp1a1-pathway-and-protects-liver-cells-from-benzo-%C3%AE-pyrene-induced-dna-damage
#9
Hongmei Cui, Xinsheng Gu, Jingshu Chen, Ying Xie, Sui Ke, Jing Wu, Andrei Golovko, Benjamin Morpurgo, Chunhong Yan, Timothy D Phillips, Wen Xie, Jianyuan Luo, Zhijun Zhou, Yanan Tian
Pregnane X receptor (PXR) plays an important role in protecting cells from mutagenic DNA damages induced by endogenous and exogenous toxicants. This protective function is often attributed to the PXR-regulated metabolic detoxification. Here we report a novel potential mechanism that PXR reduces benzo-[α]-pyrene(BaP)-induced DNA damage through inhibiting the transcriptional activity of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) which plays a pivotal role in the bioactivation of BaP. We have utilized three well-characterized cell lines, i...
April 17, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427099/role-of-phosphodiesterases-on-the-function-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-interacting-protein-aip-in-the-pituitary-gland-and-on-the-evaluation-of-aip-gene-variants
#10
Laura C Hernández-Ramírez, Giampaolo Trivellin, Constantine A Stratakis
Familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA) is caused in about 20% of cases by loss-of-function germline mutations in the AIP gene. Patients harboring AIP mutations usually present with somatotropinomas resulting either in gigantism or young-onset acromegaly. AIP encodes for a co-chaperone protein endowed with tumor suppressor properties in somatotroph cells. Among other mechanisms proposed to explain this function, a regulatory effect over the 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) signaling pathway seems to play a prominent role...
April 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424418/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-is-required-for-induction-of-p21cip1-waf1-expression-and-growth-inhibition-by-su5416-in-hepatoma-cells
#11
Edmond F O'Donnell, Hyo Sang Jang, Martin Pearce, Nancy I Kerkvliet, Siva Kumar Kolluri
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a potential clinical target for cancer and autoimmune dysfunction. Identifying selective AhR modulators that produce desirable clinical outcomes represents an opportunity for developing new anti-cancer agents. Repurposing clinically-used drugs with established safety profiles that activate the AhR represents a good starting place to pursue this goal. In this study, we characterized the AhR-dependent effects of SU5416 (Semaxanib) following its identification in a small-molecule library screen...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416634/a-molecular-mechanism-to-switch-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-from-a-transcription-factor-to-an-e3-ubiquitin-ligase
#12
Sandra Luecke-Johansson, Michael Gralla, Helene Rundqvist, Jolene Caifeng Ho, Randall S Johnson, Katarina Gradin, Lorenz Poellinger
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that is known as a mediator of toxic responses. Recently, it was shown that AhR has dual functions. Besides being a transcription factor it also possesses an intrinsic E3 ubiquitin ligase function that targets e.g. the steroids receptors for proteasomal degradation. The aim of the study was to identify the molecular switch that determines whether AhR acts as a transcription factor or an E3 ubiquitin ligase. To do that, we used the breast cancer cell line MCF7, which expresses a functional ERα signaling pathway...
April 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411469/primary-hepatocytes-from-arctic-char-salvelinus-alpinus-as-a-relevant-arctic-in-vitro-model-for-screening-contaminants-and-environmental-extracts
#13
Karina Petersen, Maria T Hultman, Knut Erik Tollefsen
Contaminants find their way to the Arctic through long-range atmospheric transport, transport via ocean currents, and through increased anthropogenic activity. Some of the typical pollutants reaching the Arctic (PAHs, PCBs) are known to induce cytochrome P450 1a (CYP1A) protein expression and ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) activity through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). In addition, some endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as estrogen mimics (xenoestrogens) have been documented in Arctic areas and they may interfere with natural sexual development and reproduction...
April 2, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411393/global-exosome-transcriptome-profiling-reveals-biomarkers-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Igor Selmaj, Maria Cichalewska, Magdalena Namiecinska, Grazyna Galazka, Wojciech Horzelski, Krzysztof W Selmaj, Marcin P Mycko
OBJECTIVE: Accumulating evidence supports a role for exosomes in immune regulation. In this study, we investigated the total circulating exosome transcriptome in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients (RRMS) and healthy controls (HC). METHODS: Next generation sequencing (NGS) was used to define the global RNA profile of serum exosomes in 19 RRMS patients (9 in relapse, 10 in remission) and 10 HC. We analyzed 5 million reads and over 50,000 transcripts per sample, including a detailed analysis of microRNA (miRNA) differentially expressed in RRMS...
April 15, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410452/notch-signaling-regulates-circulating-t-helper-22-cells-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#15
Ben-Chun Jiang, Xin Liu, Xiao-Hong Liu, Zhen-Sheng-Nan Li, Guang-Ze Zhu
Notch signaling enhanced the response of interleukin (IL)-22-producing CD4(+) T cells that were defined as T helper 22 (Th22) cells, and Notch-aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)-IL-22 axis fine-tuned inflammatory response. Previous studies have demonstrated that both Notch signaling and Th22 cells took part in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Thus, in this study, we aimed at examining the regulatory role of Notch signaling in Th22 cells in HCV infection. A total of 59 patients with chronic hepatitis C and 22 normal controls (NCs) were enrolled in this study...
April 14, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405246/modulation-of-benzo-a-pyrene-dna-adduct-formation-by-cyp1-inducer-and-inhibitor
#16
REVIEW
Kazuhiro Shiizaki, Masanobu Kawanishi, Takashi Yagi
Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is a well-studied pro-carcinogen that is metabolically activated by cytochrome P450 enzymes. Cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) has been considered to play a central role in the activation step, which is essential for the formation of DNA adducts. This enzyme is strongly induced by many different chemical agents, including 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), which binds to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). Therefore, AhR activators are suspected to have the potential to aggravate the toxicity of BaP through the induction of CYP1A1...
2017: Genes and Environment: the Official Journal of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399013/caspase-recruitment-domain-9-microbiota-and-tryptophan-metabolism-dangerous-liaisons-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#17
Bruno Lamas, Mathias L Richard, Harry Sokol
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) develop as a result of a combination of genetic predisposition, dysbiosis of the gut microbiota, and environmental influences. Here, we describe an example of how caspase recruitment domain 9 (CARD9), one of the numerous IBD susceptibility genes, participate to colitis susceptibility by shaping gut microbiota to produce tryptophan metabolites. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent study showed that CARD9 mice are more susceptible to colitis as a result of impaired interleukin 22 signaling pathway...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398627/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumorigenesis-by-targeting-intestine-specific-homeobox-expression
#18
Shih-Hsien Hsu, Li-Ting Wang, Chee-Yin Chai, Chi-Cheng Wu, Edward Hsi, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Shen-Nien Wang
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a major chemical sensor, is thought to play a role in various biological contexts, including cell cycle regulation and tumorigenesis. However, its regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. We propose herein a novel mechanism through which AHR promotes tumorigenesis by targeting expression of the oncogene intestine-specific homeobox (ISX) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Compared to paired tumor-adjacent tissues and non-HCC tumors, HCCs exhibited an increased and hierarchical pattern of AHR expression...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396409/structural-hierarchy-controlling-dimerization-and-target-dna-recognition-in-the-ahr-transcriptional-complex
#19
Seung-Hyeon Seok, Woojong Lee, Li Jiang, Kaivalya Molugu, Aiping Zheng, Yitong Li, Sanghyun Park, Christopher A Bradfield, Yongna Xing
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) belongs to the PAS (PER-ARNT-SIM) family transcription factors and mediates broad responses to numerous environmental pollutants and cellular metabolites, modulating diverse biological processes from adaptive metabolism, acute toxicity, to normal physiology of vascular and immune systems. The AHR forms a transcriptionally active heterodimer with ARNT (AHR nuclear translocator), which recognizes the dioxin response element (DRE) in the promoter of downstream genes. We determined the crystal structure of the mammalian AHR-ARNT heterodimer in complex with the DRE, in which ARNT curls around AHR into a highly intertwined asymmetric architecture, with extensive heterodimerization interfaces and AHR interdomain interactions...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393844/long-noncoding-rna-linc00305-promotes-inflammation-by-activating-the-ahrr-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-human-monocytes
#20
Dan-Dan Zhang, Wen-Tian Wang, Jian Xiong, Xue-Min Xie, Shen-Shen Cui, Zhi-Guo Zhao, Mulin Jun Li, Zhu-Qin Zhang, De-Long Hao, Xiang Zhao, Yong-Jun Li, Junwen Wang, Hou-Zao Chen, Xiang Lv, De-Pei Liu
Accumulating data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have provided a collection of novel candidate genes associated with complex diseases, such as atherosclerosis. We identified an atherosclerosis-associated single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) located in the intron of the long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) LINC00305 by searching the GWAS database. Although the function of LINC00305 is unknown, we found that LINC00305 expression is enriched in atherosclerotic plaques and monocytes. Overexpression of LINC00305 promoted the expression of inflammation-associated genes in THP-1 cells and reduced the expression of contractile markers in co-cultured human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs)...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
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