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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346025/linkage-of-metabolic-defects-to-activated-pik3ca-alleles-in-endothelial-cells-derived-from-lymphatic-malformation
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Kathryn Glaser, Peter Dickie, Derek Neilson, Alexander Osborn, Belinda Hsi Dickie
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) derived from lymphatic malformations (LMs) bear activated PIK3CA alleles yet display an inflammatory gene expression profile. A basis for the inflammatory phenotype was sought by screening for coexisting somatic mutations. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fourteen independent LEC populations bearing activated PIK3CA alleles were isolated from LM. These were characterized by the expression of growth and inflammatory genes (VEGFC, IL-6, COX-2, IL-8, HO-1, E-SEL) by qRT-PCR...
January 18, 2018: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345338/miat-lncrna-is-overexpressed-in-breast-cancer-and-its-inhibition-triggers-senescence-and-g1-arrest-in-mcf7-cell-line
#2
Firooz Jannat Alipoor, Malek Hossein Asadi, Masoud Torkzadeh-Mahani
Long non-coding RNAs are known as key regulators in the progression and metastasis of breast cancer. Miat originally has been considered as an lncRNA to be associated with a susceptibility to myocardial infarction. Here, we have detected the expression of Miat in different cancer cells and a series of breast tumor tissue. Miat expression was much higher in high-grade tumors compared to low-grade ones. Unlike P53 positive tumors, Miat expression was upregulated in ER, PR, Her2 positive tumor tissues. Knockdown Miat suppressed breast cancer cell proliferation and caused G1 arrest in cell cycle...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338479/graphene-oxide-regulates-cox2-in-human-embryonic-kidney-293t-cells-via-epigenetic-mechanisms-dynamic-chromosomal-interactions
#3
Yuxiang Sun, Hui Dai, Shaopeng Chen, Ming Xu, Xuanyu Wang, Yajun Zhang, Shengmin Xu, An Xu, Jian Weng, Sijin Liu, Lijun Wu
To extend the applications of engineered nanomaterials, such as graphene oxide (GO), it is necessary to minimize cytotoxicity. However, the mechanisms underlying this cytotoxicity are unclear. Dynamic chromosomal interactions have been used to illustrate the molecular bases of gene expression, which offers a more sensitive and cutting-edge technology to elucidate complex biological processes associated with epigenetic regulations. In this study, the role of GO-triggered chromatin interactions in the activation of cox2, a hallmark of inflammation, was investigated in normal human cells...
January 16, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331305/tigar-inhibits-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-inflammatory-response-of-astrocytes
#4
Jieyu Chen, Ding-Mei Zhang, Xing Feng, Jian Wang, Yuan-Yuan Qin, Tian Zhang, Qiao Huang, Rui Sheng, Zhong Chen, Mei Li, Zheng-Hong Qin
The inflammatory response of glial cells contributes to neuronal damage or repair after brain ischemia/reperfusion insult. We previously demonstrated a protective role of TP53-induced glycolysis and apoptosis regulator (TIGAR) in ischemic neuronal injury through increasing the flow of pentose phosphate pathway (PPP). The present study investigated the possible role of TIGAR in ischemia/reperfusion-induced inflammatory response of astrocytes. Male ICR mice were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion for 2 h followed by 24 h reperfusion and cultured primary astrocytes were subjected to oxygen glucose deprivation for 9 h followed by 24 h reoxygenation (OGD/R)...
January 10, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322079/fibroblast-and-keratinocyte-gene-expression-following-exposure-to-extracts-of-neem-plant-azadirachta-indica
#5
Takao Someya, Katsura Sano, Kotaro Hara, Yoshimasa Sagane, Toshihiro Watanabe, R G S Wijesekara
This data article provides gene expression profiles, determined by using real-time PCR, of fibroblasts and keratinocytes treated with 0.01% and 0.001% extracts of neem plant (Azadirachta indica), local name "Kohomba" in Sri Lanka, harvested in Sri Lanka. For fibroblasts, the dataset includes expression profiles for genes encoding hyaluronan synthase 1 (HAS1), hyaluronan synthase 2 (HAS2), hyaluronidase-1 (HYAL1), hyaluronidase-2 (HYAL2), versican, aggrecan, CD44, collagen, type I, alpha 1 (COL1A1), collagen, type III, alpha 1 (COL3A1), collagen, type VII, alpha 1 (COL7A1), matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP1), acid ceramidase, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), fibroblast growth factor-7 (FGF7), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α), cyclooxygenase-2 (cox2), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β), and aquaporin 3 (AQP3)...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321644/cox-2-induces-oncogenic-micro-rna-mir655-in-human-breast-cancer
#6
Mousumi Majumder, Leanna Dunn, Ling Liu, Asma Hasan, Krista Vincent, Muriel Brackstone, David Hess, Peeyush K Lala
We show that Cyclooxygenase-2 over-expression induces an oncogenic microRNA miR655 in human breast cancer cells by activation of EP4. MiR655 expression positively correlated with COX-2 in genetically disparate breast cancer cell lines and increased in all cell lines when grown as spheroids, implicating its link with stem-like cells (SLCs). Ectopic miR655 over-expression in MCF7 and SKBR3 cells resulted in increased proliferation, migration, invasion, spheroid formation and Epithelial to Masenchymal transition (EMT)...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317212/folliculogenic-factors-in-photoregressed-ovaries-differences-in-mrna-expression-in-early-compared-to-late-follicle-development
#7
Alexander K Salomon, Kathleen Leon, Melissa M Campbell, Kelly A Young
The early stages of ovarian folliculogenesis generally progress independent of gonadotropins, whereas later stages require signaling initiated by FSH. In Siberian hamsters, cycles of folliculogenesis are mediated by changes in photoperiod which depress the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis. Reduced gonadotropins lead to decreases in mature follicle development and ovulation; however, early stages of folliculogenesis have not been explored in regressed ovaries. We hypothesized that intraovarian factors that contribute predominantly to later stages of folliculogenesis would react to changes in photoperiod, whereas factors contributing to earlier stages would not change...
January 6, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316620/could-aspirin-and-diets-high-in-fiber-act-synergistically-to-reduce-the-risk-of-colon-cancer-in-humans
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Pan Pan, Yi-Wen Huang, Kiyoko Oshima, Martha Yearsley, Jianying Zhang, Jianhua Yu, Mark Arnold, Li-Shu Wang
Early inhibition of inflammation suppresses the carcinogenic process. Aspirin is the most commonly used non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and it irreversibly inhibits cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 (COX1, COX2). Multiple randomized clinical trials have demonstrated that aspirin offers substantial protection from colon cancer mortality. The lower aspirin doses causing only minimal gastrointestinal disturbance, ideal for long-term use, can achieve only partial and transitory inhibition of COX2. Aspirin's principal metabolite, salicylic acid, is also found in fruits and vegetables that inhibit COX2...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310608/epoxyazadiradione-suppresses-breast-tumor-growth-through-mitochondrial-depolarization-and-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-by-targeting-pi3k-akt-pathway
#9
Dhiraj Kumar, Saikat Haldar, Mahadeo Gorain, Santosh Kumar, Fayaj A Mulani, Amit S Yadav, Lucio Miele, Hirekodathakallu V Thulasiram, Gopal C Kundu
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed invasive cancers among women around the world. Among several subtypes, triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is highly aggressive and chemoresistant. Treatment of TNBC patients has been challenging due to heterogeneity and devoid of well-defined molecular targets. Thus, identification of novel effective and selective agents against TNBC is essential. METHODS: We used epoxyazadiradione to assess the cell viability, mitochondrial potential, ROS level, cell migration, apoptosis and protein expression in cell culture models of TNBC MDA-MB-231 and ER+ MCF-7 breast cancer cells...
January 8, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306733/anisakis-spp-larvae-in-different-kinds-of-ready-to-eat-products-made-of-anchovies-engraulis-encrasicolus-sold-in-italian-supermarkets
#10
L Guardone, D Nucera, L B Lodola, L Tinacci, P L Acutis, A Guidi, A Armani
In this study the occurrence of visible anisakid larvae in semi-preserved anchovy products sold on the Italian market was investigated. Totally, 107 ready to eat products (33 salted-ripened, 49 in oil and 25 marinated) were sampled. Each sample was digested, then the digested material was observed under natural and UV light. Parasites were counted, collected and microscopically identified to genus level. A representative subset was molecularly identified using the cox2 gene. At least one visible Anisakis sp...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295728/mir-136-inhibits-malignant-progression-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-by-targeting-cyclooxygenase-2
#11
Haiyan Jia, Hong Wang, Yanfen Yao, Chunlei Wang, Pibao Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a vital role in regulating tumor progression. Dysregulated miR-136expression was linked to thedevelopment of various human cancers. In the present study, we investigated the expression and relationship of miR-136 and COX2in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using relevant experiments, involving CCK-8, Transwell assay, and luciferase-reporter assay. We demonstrated that miR-136 expression is obviously decreased in HCC tissues and cells, and negatively correlated with the expression of COX2 mRNA...
January 2, 2018: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281653/genetic-diversity-and-differentiation-among-insular-honey-bee-populations-in-the-southwest-indian-ocean-likely-reflect-old-geographical-isolation-and-modern-introductions
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Maéva Angélique Techer, Johanna Clémencet, Christophe Simiand, Patrick Turpin, Lionel Garnery, Bernard Reynaud, Hélène Delatte
With globalization the Western honey bee has become a nearly cosmopolitan species, but it was originally restricted to the Old World. This renowned model of biodiversity has diverged into five evolutionary lineages and several geographic "subspecies." If Apis mellifera unicolor is indubitably an African subspecies endemic to Madagascar, its relationship with honey bees from three archipelagos in the southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO) hotspot of biodiversity is misunderstood. We compared recent mtDNA diversity data to an original characterization of the nuclear diversity from honey bees in the Mascarenes and Comoros archipelagos, using 14 microsatellites, but also additional mtDNA tRNALeu-cox2 analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279587/cyclooxygenase-2-cox2-expression-in-adenocarcinoma-surpasses-that-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-uterine-cervix
#13
A K Marutha Muthu, P L Cheah, C C Koh, M F Chew, Y F Toh, L M Looi
Over the years, adenocarcinoma (ADC), which has a worse prognosis than squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the cervix, has shown an increasing trend. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) expression which has been associated with worse prognosis in several solid cancers was studied for its association with SCC and ADC of the cervix. 35 histologically re-confirmed SCC and 35 ADC were immunohistochemically stained for COX2 using a mouse monoclonal antibody to COX2 (1:100; Dako: Clone CX-294) on a Ventana Benchmark XT. The histoscore was computed as intensity of staining, semi-quantitated on a scale of 0-3 with 0 = negative, 1 = weak, 2 = moderate and 3 = strong staining intensity; multiplied by percentage of immunopositivity on a scale of 0-4 with 0 = <1%, 1 = 1-25%, 2 = 26-50%, 3 = 51-75% and 4 = ≥75% of immunopositive tumour cells...
December 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277002/distribution-of-anisakid-nematodes-parasitizing-rajiform-skates-under-commercial-exploitation-in-the-southwestern-atlantic
#14
Manuel Marcial Irigoitia, Paola Elizabeth Braicovich, Ana Laura Lanfranchi, Marisa Diana Farber, Juan Tomás Timi
In order to evaluate the infestation by anisakids present in elasmobranchs and their distribution in the Argentine Sea, this study was carried at a regional scale with the following aims: 1) to identify those anisakid species present in skates under exploitation; 2) to characterize quantitatively these infestations and 3) to determine those factors driving the variability in parasite burdens across skate species. A total of 351 skates, belonging to 3 species (218 Sympterygia bonapartii, 86 Zearaja chilensis and 47 Atlantoraja castelnaui) and from different localities of the Argentine Sea were examined for anisakids...
December 19, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276489/multi-protection-of-dl0410-in-ameliorating-cognitive-defects-in-d-galactose-induced-aging-mice
#15
Wenwen Lian, Hao Jia, Lvjie Xu, Wei Zhou, De Kang, Ailin Liu, Guanhua Du
D-galactose has been reported to accelerate senescence in rodents, accompanied by a decline in learning and memory. We used a model of D-galactose-induced amnesia for the efficacy evaluation and pharmacologic studies of active compounds against Alzheimer's disease (AD). DL0410 is a potent inhibitor against acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and, in the present study, the effect of DL0410 was evaluated in this model. We found that DL0410 could significantly improve the learning and memory of D-galactose induced aging mice in a series of behavioral tests: novel-object recognition test, nest-building test, Morris water maze test and step-through test...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275469/tryptophan-catabolism-and-cancer-immunotherapy-targeting-ido-mediated-immune-suppression
#16
Adaobi Amobi, Feng Qian, Amit A Lugade, Kunle Odunsi
Over the last decade, tryptophan catabolism has been firmly established as a powerful mechanism of innate and adaptive immune tolerance. The catabolism of tryptophan is a central pathway maintaining homeostasis by preventing autoimmunity or immunopathology that would result from uncontrolled and overreacting immune responses. This is driven by the key and rate-limiting enzymes indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) and tryptophan-2,3-dioxygenase 2 (TDO), resulting in local depletion of tryptophan, while tryptophan catabolites accumulate, including kynurenine and its derivatives, depending on the presence of downstream enzymes in the kynurenine pathway...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274459/killing-of-s-aureus-in-murine-peritoneal-macrophages-by-ascorbic-acid-along-with-antibiotics-chloramphenicol-or-ofloxacin-correlation-with-inflammation
#17
Somrita Dey, Biswadev Bishayi
Alarming increase of death due to S. aureus sepsis demands newer treatment strategies. Enhancement of antibiotic resistant S. aureus strains caused increased mortality. Only antibiotic treatment for Staphylococcal sepsis has been found insufficient to improve outcomes. In the innate immune response, phagocytosis mediated killing of pathogen and further triggering of intracellular signaling cascades by the PRRs culminates in the release of a variety of pro inflammatory cytokines, which orchestrate together in the early host response to infection...
December 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260626/investigation-of-antitumor-effects-of-lactobacillus-crispatus-in-experimental-model-of-breast-cancer-in-balb-c-mice
#18
Elahe Motevaseli, Mohammad Reza Khorramizadeh, Jamshid Hadjati, Samad Farashi Bonab, Solat Eslami, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard
AIM: To evaluate the effect of intraperitoneal injections of heat-killed Lactobacillus crispatus on breast tumor size and overall survival of Balb/c mouse received 4T1 mammary carcinoma. Materials and methods: Different doses of L. crispatus have been injected intraperitoneally in BALB/c mice. RESULTS: Tumor size was decreased in the experiment group treated with 1 × 108 bacteria/200 μl. Treatment with 1 × 108 bacteria/200 μl resulted in survival improvement...
February 2018: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251736/pge2-ep1-receptor-inhibits-vasopressin-dependent-water-reabsorption-and-sodium-transport-in-mouse-collecting-duct
#19
Rania Nasrallah, Joseph Zimpelmann, David Eckert, Jamie Ghossein, Sean Geddes, Jean-Claude Beique, Jean-Francois Thibodeau, Chris R J Kennedy, Kevin D Burns, Richard L Hébert
PGE2 regulates glomerular hemodynamics, renin secretion, and tubular transport. This study examined the contribution of PGE2 EP1 receptors to sodium and water homeostasis. Male EP1-/- mice were bred with hypertensive TTRhRen mice (Htn) to evaluate blood pressure and kidney function at 8 weeks of age in four groups: wildtype (WT), EP1-/-, Htn, HtnEP1-/-. Blood pressure and water balance were unaffected by EP1 deletion. COX1 and mPGE2 synthase were increased and COX2 was decreased in mice lacking EP1, with increases in EP3 and reductions in EP2 and EP4 mRNA throughout the nephron...
December 18, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247872/proteomic-analysis-shows-constitutive-secretion-of-mif-and-p53-associated-activity-of-cox-2-lung-fibroblasts
#20
Mandar Dave, Abul B M M K Islam, Roderick V Jensen, Agueda Rostagno, Jorge Ghiso, Ashok R Amin
The differential expression of two closely-associated cyclooxygenase isozymes, COX-1 and COX-2, exhibited functions beyond eicosanoid metabolism. We hypothesized that COX-1 or COX-2 knockout lung fibroblasts may display altered protein profiles which may allow us to further differentiate the functional roles of these isozymes at the molecular level. Proteomic analysis shows constitutive production of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in lung fibroblasts derived from COX-2-/- but not wild-type (WT) or COX-1-/- mice...
December 13, 2017: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
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