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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166712/-effects-of-endostatin-pretreatment-on-fibrosis-of-human-skin-fibroblasts-and-the-mechanisms
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H T Ren, Y Li, S D Wang, C M Han
Objective: To explore the effects of endostatin pretreatment on fibrosis of human skin fibroblasts and the mechanisms. Methods: Human skin fibroblasts were routinely cultured in vitro, and then the cells of passage 3 to 5 were used in the following experiments. The cells were divided into blank control, endostatin, platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), endostatin+ PDGF-BB, transforming growth factor-β(1) (TGF-β(1)), and endostatin+ TGF-β(1) groups according to the random number table, with 3 wells in each group...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166644/cylindromatosis-cyld-a-deubiquitinase-attenuates-inflammatory-signaling-pathways-by-activating-toll-like-receptor-3-in-human-mesangial-cells
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Tadaatsu Imaizumi, Ryo Hayakari, Shojiro Watanabe, Tomomi Aizawa, Tomoh Matsumiya, Hidemi Yoshida, Kazushi Tsuruga, Shogo Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Tanaka
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cylindromatosis (CYLD), a deubiquitinase, negatively regulates nuclear factor-κB in various cells. However, its potential roles in glomerular inflammation remain unclear. Because the activation of the Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3)/type I interferon (IFN) pathways plays a pivotal role in chronic kidney diseases (CKD), we examined the role of CYLD in the TLR3 signaling in cultured human mesangial cells (MCs). METHODS: We stimulated CYLD-silenced MCs with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly IC), a synthetic analogue of dsRNA, and studied representative TLR3/IFN-β pathways (i...
November 22, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166625/ambient-surface-mass-spectrometry-ion-mobility-spectrometry-of-intact-proteins
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Rian L Griffiths, Klaudia I Kocurek, Helen J Cooper
Ambient surface mass spectrometry encompasses a broad range of sampling and ionization techniques. To date, only a small subset of these, based on liquid microjunction extraction, have proven suitable for intact protein analysis from thin tissue sections. Liquid extraction surface analysis shows particular promise for this application. Recently, a range of ion mobility spectrometry approaches have been coupled with ambient mass spectrometry. Improvements in signal-to-noise ratios, decreased chemical noise and separation of molecular classes have been described for the analysis of various biological substrates...
November 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166620/a-cell-line-specific-atlas-of-parp-mediated-protein-asp-glu-adp-ribosylation-in-breast-cancer
#4
Yuanli Zhen, Yajie Zhang, Yonghao Yu
PARP1 plays a critical role in regulating many biological processes linked to cellular stress responses. Although DNA strand breaks are potent stimuli of PARP1 enzymatic activity, the context-dependent mechanism regulating PARP1 activation and signaling is poorly understood. We performed global characterization of the PARP1-dependent, Asp/Glu-ADP-ribosylated proteome in a panel of cell lines originating from benign breast epithelial cells, as well as common subtypes of breast cancer. From these analyses, we identified 503 specific ADP-ribosylation sites on 322 proteins...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166615/olfactory-experience-and-developmental-stage-dependent-control-of-cpeb4-regulates-c-fos-mrna-translation-for-granule-cell-survival
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Ching-San Tseng, Hsu-Wen Chao, Hsien-Sung Huang, Yi-Shuian Huang
Mammalian olfactory bulbs (OBs) require continuous replenishment of interneurons (mainly granule cells [GCs]) to support local circuits throughout life. Two spatiotemporally distinct waves of postnatal neurogenesis contribute to expanding and maintaining the GC pool. Although neonate-born GCs have a higher survival rate than adult-born GCs, the molecular mechanism underlying this survival remains unclear. Here, we find that cytoplasmic polyadenylation element-binding protein 4 (CPEB4) acts as a survival factor exclusively for early postnatal GCs...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166609/gpr56-adgrg1-inhibits-mesenchymal-differentiation-and-radioresistance-in-glioblastoma
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Marta Moreno, Leire Pedrosa, Laia Paré, Estela Pineda, Leire Bejarano, Josefina Martínez, Veerakumar Balasubramaniyan, Ravesanker Ezhilarasan, Naveen Kallarackal, Sung-Hak Kim, Jia Wang, Alessandra Audia, Siobhan Conroy, Mercedes Marin, Teresa Ribalta, Teresa Pujol, Antoni Herreros, Avelina Tortosa, Helena Mira, Marta M Alonso, Candelaria Gómez-Manzano, Francesc Graus, Erik P Sulman, Xianhua Piao, Ichiro Nakano, Aleix Prat, Krishna P Bhat, Núria de la Iglesia
A mesenchymal transition occurs both during the natural evolution of glioblastoma (GBM) and in response to therapy. Here, we report that the adhesion G-protein-coupled receptor, GPR56/ADGRG1, inhibits GBM mesenchymal differentiation and radioresistance. GPR56 is enriched in proneural and classical GBMs and is lost during their transition toward a mesenchymal subtype. GPR56 loss of function promotes mesenchymal differentiation and radioresistance of glioma initiating cells both in vitro and in vivo. Accordingly, a low GPR56-associated signature is prognostic of a poor outcome in GBM patients even within non-G-CIMP GBMs...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166607/kdm2b-regulates-somatic-reprogramming-through-variant-prc1-complex-dependent-function
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Zhiwei Zhou, Xuejie Yang, Jiangping He, Jing Liu, Fang Wu, Shengyong Yu, Yuting Liu, Runxia Lin, He Liu, Yuanbin Cui, Chunhua Zhou, Xiaoshan Wang, Jian Wu, Shangtao Cao, Lin Guo, Lihui Lin, Tao Wang, Xiaozhong Peng, Boqing Qiang, Andrew P Hutchins, Duanqing Pei, Jiekai Chen
Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) plays essential roles in cell-fate determination. Recent studies have found that the composition of mammalian PRC1 is particularly varied and complex; however, little is known about the functional consequences of these variant PRC1 complexes on cell-fate determination. Here, we show that Kdm2b promotes Oct4-induced somatic reprogramming through recruitment of a variant PRC1 complex (PRC1.1) to CpG islands (CGIs). Furthermore, we find that bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) represses Oct4/Kdm2b-induced somatic reprogramming selectively...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166600/dopamine-receptor-damb-signals-via-gq-to-mediate-forgetting-in-drosophila
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Sophie Himmelreich, Ikuo Masuho, Jacob A Berry, Courtney MacMullen, Nickolas K Skamangas, Kirill A Martemyanov, Ronald L Davis
Prior studies have shown that aversive olfactory memory is acquired by dopamine acting on a specific receptor, dDA1, expressed by mushroom body neurons. Active forgetting is mediated by dopamine acting on another receptor, Damb, expressed by the same neurons. Surprisingly, prior studies have shown that both receptors stimulate cyclic AMP (cAMP) accumulation, presenting an enigma of how mushroom body neurons distinguish between acquisition and forgetting signals. Here, we surveyed the spectrum of G protein coupling of dDA1 and Damb, and we confirmed that both receptors can couple to Gs to stimulate cAMP synthesis...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166596/the-gcn2-atf4-signaling-pathway-induces-4e-bp-to-bias-translation-and-boost-antimicrobial-peptide-synthesis-in-response-to-bacterial-infection
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Deepika Vasudevan, Nicholas K Clark, Jessica Sam, Victoria C Cotham, Beatrix Ueberheide, Michael T Marr, Hyung Don Ryoo
Bacterial infection often leads to suppression of mRNA translation, but hosts are nonetheless able to express immune response genes through as yet unknown mechanisms. Here, we use a Drosophila model to demonstrate that antimicrobial peptide (AMP) production during infection is paradoxically stimulated by the inhibitor of cap-dependent translation, 4E-BP (eIF4E-binding protein; encoded by the Thor gene). We found that 4E-BP is induced upon infection with pathogenic bacteria by the stress-response transcription factor ATF4 and its upstream kinase, GCN2...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166574/altered-tnf-%C3%AE-response-by-aconibal-%C3%A2-and-methotrexate-in-a-lipopolysaccharide-induced-setting-of-inflammatory-conditions-potential-on-a-synergistic-combination
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Gunhyuk Park, Seoung Hoon Lee, Ji-Ye Han, Dal-Seok Oh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aconitum carmichaelii (AC) is a common herbal medicine used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent in Eastern Asia. In Korea, a commercial processed AC (Aconibal(®)) is traditionally used to treat the symptoms of spondylosis deformans and rheumatic pain. AIM OF STUDY: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is systemic and auto-immune disease characterized by chronic inflammation. Methotrexate (MTX) is often the first-line therapy for RA. If MTX monotherapy is ineffective or RA is initially severe, adding a tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitor to the treatment can be beneficial...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166568/camel-whey-protein-protects-lymphocytes-from-apoptosis-via-the-pi3k-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-atf-3-and-hsp-70-signaling-pathways-in-heat-stressed-male-mice
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Gamal Badr, Nancy K Ramadan, Hanem S Abdel-Tawab, Samia F Ahmed, Mohamed H Mahmoud
Heat stress (HS) is an environmental factor that depresses the immune systems mediating dysfunctional immune cells. Camel whey protein (CWP) can scavenge free radicals and enhance immunity. The present study investigated the impact of dietary supplementation with CWP on immune dysfunction induced by exposure to HS. Male mice (n = 45) were divided into three groups: control group; HS group; and HS mice that were orally administered CWP (HS+CWP group). The HS group exhibited elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α) as well as a significant reduction in the IL-2 and IL-4 levels...
November 22, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166560/analytical-challenges-and-recent-advances-in-mass-spectrometry-based-lipidomics
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Yepy Hardi Rustam, Gavin Edmund Reid
Although no internationally accepted consensus definition exists, lipids can be broadly defined as "fatty acids and their derivatives, and substances related biosynthetically or functionally to these compounds". Lipids play critical roles as (i) the major structural components of biological membranes, and as functional and regulatory components of membrane protein signaling, (ii) bioactive intra- and inter-cellular signaling molecules, and (iii) energy storage molecules for the maintenance of energy homeostasis...
November 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165897/lithospermum-erythrorhizon-root-and-its-naphthoquinones-repress-srebp1c-and-activate-pgc1%C3%AE-through-ampk%C3%AE
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Rodney A Velliquette, Arun Rajgopal, John Rebhun, Kelly Glynn
OBJECTIVE: To examine specific molecular mechanisms involved in modulating hepatic lipogenesis and mitochondria biogenesis signals by Lithospermum erythrorhizon (gromwell) root extract. METHODS: Stable cell lines with luciferase reporter constructs were generated to examine sterol regulatory element binding protein 1c (SREBP1c) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, coactivator 1 (PGC1) α promoter activity and estrogen-related receptor (ERR) α response element activity...
November 22, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165875/4%C3%AE-hydroxywithanolide-e-selectively-induces-oxidative-dna-damage-for-selective-killing-of-oral-cancer-cells
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Jen-Yang Tang, Hurng-Wern Huang, Hui-Ru Wang, Ya-Ching Chan, Jo-Wen Haung, Chih-Wen Shu, Yang-Chang Wu, Hsueh-Wei Chang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) induction had been previously reported in 4β-hydroxywithanolide (4βHWE)-induced selective killing of oral cancer cells, but the mechanism involving ROS and the DNA damage effect remain unclear. This study explores the role of ROS and oxidative DNA damage of 4βHWE in the selective killing of oral cancer cells. Changes in cell viability, morphology, ROS, DNA double strand break (DSB) signaling (γH2AX foci in immunofluorescence and DSB signaling in western blotting), and oxidative DNA damage (8-oxo-2'deoxyguanosine [8-oxodG]) were detected in 4βHWE-treated oral cancer (Ca9-22) and/or normal (HGF-1) cells...
November 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165691/estradiol-protects-proopiomelanocortin-neurons-against-insulin-resistance
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Jian Qiu, Martha A Bosch, Cecilia Meza, Uyen-Vy Navarro, Casey C Nestor, Edward J Wagner, Oline K Rønnekleiv, Martin J Kelly
Insulin resistance is at the core of the metabolic syndrome, and men exhibit a higher incidence of metabolic syndrome than women in early adult life, but this sex advantage diminishes sharply when women reach the postmenopausal state. Since 17β-estradiol (E2) augments the excitability of the anorexigenic POMC neurons, we investigated the neuroprotective effects of E2 against insulin resistance in POMC neurons from diet-induced obese (DIO) female and male mice. The efficacy of insulin to activate canonical transient receptor potential 5 (TRPC5) channels and depolarize POMC neurons was significantly reduced in DIO male but not in DIO female mice...
November 20, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165665/novel-structural-features-drive-dna-binding-properties-of-cmr-a-crp-family-protein-in-tb-complex-mycobacteria
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Sridevi Ranganathan, Jonah Cheung, Michael Cassidy, Christopher Ginter, Janice D Pata, Kathleen A McDonough
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) encodes two CRP/FNR family transcription factors (TF) that contribute to virulence, Cmr (Rv1675c) and CRPMt (Rv3676). Prior studies identified distinct chromosomal binding profiles for each TF despite their recognizing overlapping DNA motifs. The present study shows that Cmr binding specificity is determined by discriminator nucleotides at motif positions 4 and 13. X-ray crystallography and targeted mutational analyses identified an arginine-rich loop that expands Cmr's DNA interactions beyond the classical helix-turn-helix contacts common to all CRP/FNR family members and facilitates binding to imperfect DNA sequences...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165646/development-and-application-of-a-recombination-based-library-versus-library-high-throughput-yeast-two-hybrid-rll-y2h-screening-system
#17
Fang Yang, Yingying Lei, Meiling Zhou, Qili Yao, Yichao Han, Xiang Wu, Wanshun Zhong, Chenghang Zhu, Weize Xu, Ran Tao, Xi Chen, Da Lin, Khaista Rahman, Rohit Tyagi, Zeshan Habib, Shaobo Xiao, Dang Wang, Yang Yu, Huanchun Chen, Zhenfang Fu, Gang Cao
Protein-protein interaction (PPI) network maintains proper function of all organisms. Simple high-throughput technologies are desperately needed to delineate the landscape of PPI networks. While recent state-of-the-art yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) systems improved screening efficiency, either individual colony isolation, library preparation arrays, gene barcoding or massive sequencing are still required. Here, we developed a recombination-based 'library vs library' Y2H system (RLL-Y2H), by which multi-library screening can be accomplished in a single pool without any individual treatment...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165617/selective-activation-of-striatal-ngf-trka-p75ntr-mapk-intracellular-signaling-in-rats-that-show-suppression-of-methamphetamine-intake-30-days-following-drug-abstinence
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Oscar V Torres, Subramanian Jayanthi, Michael T McCoy, Jean Lud Cadet
Background: The continuing epidemic of methamphetamine (METH) addiction has prompted research aimed at understanding striatal dysfunctions potentially associated with long-term METH use. Methods: Here, we investigated transcriptional and translational alterations in the expression of neurotrophic factors in the rat striatum at 30 days following METH SA and footshock punishment. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were trained to self-administer METH (0.1 mg/kg/injection, i...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165614/long-term-health-in-recipients-of-transplanted-in-vitro-propagated-spermatogonial-stem-cells
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Callista L Mulder, Lisa A E Catsburg, Yi Zheng, Cindy M de Winter-Korver, Saskia K M van Daalen, Madelon van Wely, Steven Pals, Sjoerd Repping, Ans M M van Pelt
STUDY QUESTION: Is testicular transplantation of in vitro propagated spermatogonial stem cells associated with increased cancer incidence and decreased survival rates in recipient mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Cancer incidence was not increased and long-term survival rate was not altered after transplantation of in vitro propagated murine spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in busulfan-treated recipients as compared to non-transplanted busulfan-treated controls. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Spermatogonial stem cell autotransplantation (SSCT) is a promising experimental reproductive technique currently under development to restore fertility in male childhood cancer survivors...
November 18, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165603/all-roads-lead-to-the-vacuole-autophagic-transport-as-part-of-the-endomembrane-trafficking-network-in-plants
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Kamila Kalinowska, Erika Isono
Plants regulate their development and response to the changing environment by sensing and interpreting environmental signals. Intracellular trafficking pathways including endocytic-, vacuolar-, and autophagic trafficking are important for the various aspects of responses in plants. Studies in the last decade have shown that the autophagic transport pathway uses common key components of endomembrane trafficking as well as specific regulators. A number of factors previously described for their function in endosomal trafficking have been discovered to be involved in the regulation of autophagy in plants...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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