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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356025/identification-and-therapeutic-intervention-of-co-activated-alk-fgfr2-and-epha5-kinases-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#1
Xin Wang, Minmin Zhang, Fangfang Ping, Hongchun Liu, Jingya Sun, Yueqin Wang, Aijun Shen, Jian Ding, Meiyu Geng
Though kinase inhibitors are heavily investigated in clinic to combat advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), clinical outcomes are overall disappointing, which may result from the absence of kinase-addicted subsets in HCC. Recently, a combination strategy that simultaneously inhibits multiple kinases are increasingly appreciated in HCC treatment, yet it is challenged by the dynamic nature of kinase network. This study aims to identify kinase clusters that may cooperate to drive the malignant growth of HCC...
January 21, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355702/the-fight-for-invincibility-environmental-stress-response-mechanisms-and-aeromonas-hydrophila
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REVIEW
Furqan Awan, Yuhao Dong, Nannan Wang, Jin Liu, Ke Ma, Yong Jie Liu
Aeromonas hydrophila is a freshwater-dwelling zoonotic bacterium that has economic importance in aquaculture. In the past decade, Aeromonas hydrophila has become increasingly important because of its emergence as a food-borne zoonotic pathogen that is resistant to different treatment regimes. Being an aquatic bacterium, Aeromonas hydrophila is frequently subjected to several stressful environmental conditions, including changes in temperature, acidic pH and starvation that challenge its survival. To cope with these stressful conditions, like every cell, A...
January 17, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355601/nickel-ions-bind-to-hsp90%C3%AE-and-enhance-hif-1%C3%AE-mediated-il-8-expression
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Sanki Asakawa, Ryo Onodera, Koji Kasai, Yu Kishimoto, Taiki Sato, Ryosuke Segawa, Natsumi Mizuno, Kouetsu Ogasawara, Takahiro Moriya, Masahiro Hiratsuka, Noriyasu Hirasawa
Nickel ions (Ni2+) eluted from biomedical devices cause inflammation and Ni allergy. Although Ni2+ and Co2+ elicit common effects, Ni2+ induces a generally stronger inflammatory reaction. However, the molecular mechanism by which Ni2+ and Co2+ induce such different responses remains to be elucidated. In the present study, we compared the effects of Ni2+ and Co2+ on the expression of interleukin (IL)-8 in human monocyte THP-1 cells. We report that NiCl2 but not CoCl2 induced the expression of IL-8; in contrast, CoCl2 elicited a higher expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α)...
January 16, 2018: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355591/chaperoning-the-guardian-of-the-genome-the-two-faced-role-of-molecular-chaperones-in-tumor-suppressor-p53-action
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REVIEW
Bartosz Wawrzynow, Alicja Zylicz, Maciej Zylicz
Organized networks of heat shock proteins, which possess molecular chaperone activity, protect cells from abrupt environmental changes. Additionally, molecular chaperones are essential during stress-free periods, where they moderate housekeeping functions. During tumorigenesis these chaperone networks are extensively remodeled in such a way that they are advantageous to the transforming cell. Molecular chaperones by buffering critical elements of signaling pathways empower tumor evolution leading to chemoresistance of cancer cells...
January 17, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355582/targeting-heat-shock-protein-70-as-an-antiviral-strategy-against-grass-carp-reovirus-infection
#5
Li-Peng Shan, Xiao-Hui Chen, Fei Ling, Bin Zhu, Gao-Xue Wang
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) hemorrhagic disease, caused by grass carp reovirus (GCRV), has been a serious problem in grass carp aquaculture for several decades. Characterization of the primary host factors associated with host-virus interaction is critical for understanding how a virus infects its host cell and these host factors can be antiviral targets. This study aimed to screen host factors that interacted with GCRV in the C. idella kidney (CIK) cells and used them as antiviral targets. Twelve proteins were identified by virus overlay protein binding assay and LC-MS-MS...
January 16, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355522/sox2-and-sox3-cooperate-to-regulate-otic-epibranchial-placode-induction-in-zebrafish
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Yunzi Gou, Jinbai Guo, Kirstin Maulding, Bruce B Riley
Expression of sox3 is one of the earliest markers of Fgf-dependent otic/epibranchial placode induction. We report here that sox2 is also expressed in the early otic/epibranchial placode in zebrafish. To address functions of sox2 and sox3, we generated knockouts and heat shock-inducible transgenes. Mutant analysis, and low-level misexpression, showed that sox2 and sox3 act redundantly to establish a full complement of otic/epibranchial cells. Disruption of pax8, another early regulator, caused similar placodal deficiencies to sox3 mutants or pax8-sox3 double mutants, suggesting that sox3 and pax8 operate in the same pathway...
January 17, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354927/-startup-mechanism-of-moxibustion-warming-and-dredging-function
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Kaiyu Huang, Shuang Liang, Zheng Sun, Jianbin Zhang
With "moxibustion" and "warm stimulation" as the keywords, the literature on moxibustion mechanism of warming and dredging from June 1st, 1995 to June 1st, 2016 was collected from PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wanfang database. The startup mechanism of moxibustion warming and dredging function was analyzed in terms of moxibustion warming stimulation. The results were found that moxibustion was based on local rising temperature of acupoint. It activated local specific receptors, heat sensitive immune cells, heat shock proteins and so on to start the warming and dredging function and produce various local effects...
September 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354880/endothelin-1-induced-hypertrophic-alterations-and-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-in-cardiomyoblasts-are-counteracted-by-beta-estradiol-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Tunde Barta, Agnes Tosaki, David Haines, Gyorgy Balla, Istvan Lekli, Arpad Tosaki
Endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor normally active in maintaining vascular tone, may mediate significant pathogenic effects, contributing to several serious diseases when aberrantly expressed or regulated. The present study evaluates the capacity of ET-1 to affect endothelin-1-associated hypertrophic activity and decreased expression of heme oxygenase-1 by H9c2 rat cardiomyoblasts in vitro, corresponding to in vivo processes underlying cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Beta estradiol (β-E) is tested for its capacity to alter the effects of ET-1...
January 21, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353403/genetic-polymorphism-in-hsp90aa1-gene-is-associated-with-the-thermotolerance-in-chinese-holstein-cows
#9
T M Badri, K L Chen, M A Alsiddig, Lian Li, Yafei Cai, G L Wang
The heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is a copious and ubiquitous molecular chaperone which plays an essential role in many cellular biological processes. The objective of this study was to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Hsp90AA1 gene and to determine their association with heat stress traits in Chinese Holstein cattle breed. Direct sequencing was used to identify new SNPs. Luciferase reporter assay methods were used to assess g.- 87G > C and g.4172A > G loci in the promoter activity and 3'-UTR, respectively...
January 20, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352143/ribosomal-protein-us7-rps5-serine-223-in-protein-kinase-mediated-phosphorylation-and-ribosomal-small-subunit-maturation
#10
Makoto Tomioka, Mitsugu Shimobayashi, Makoto Kitabatake, Mutsuhito Ohno, Yasunori Kozutsumi, Shogo Oka, Hiromu Takematsu
Cellular translation should be precisely controlled in response to extracellular cues. However, knowledge is limited concerning signal transduction-regulated translation. In the present study, phosphorylation was identified in the 40S small subunit ribosomal protein uS7 (Yjr123w/previously called as Rps5) by Ypk1 and Pkc1, AGC family protein kinases in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Serine residue 223 (Ser223) of uS7 in the conserved C-terminal region was crucial for this phosphorylation event. S223A mutant uS7 caused severe reduction of small ribosomal subunit production, likely due to compromised interaction with Rio2, resulting in both reduced translation and reduced cellular proliferation...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351565/sumo-targeting-of-a-stress-tolerant-ulp1-sumo-protease
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Jennifer Peek, Catherine Harvey, Dreux Gray, Danny Rosenberg, Likhitha Kolla, Reuben Levy-Myers, Rui Yin, Jonathan L McMurry, Oliver Kerscher
SUMO proteases of the SENP/Ulp family are master regulators of both sumoylation and desumoylation and regulate SUMO homeostasis in eukaryotic cells. SUMO conjugates rapidly increase in response to cellular stress, including nutrient starvation, hypoxia, osmotic stress, DNA damage, heat shock, and other proteotoxic stressors. Nevertheless, little is known about the regulation and targeting of SUMO proteases during stress. To this end we have undertaken a detailed comparison of the SUMO-binding activity of the budding yeast protein Ulp1 (ScUlp1) and its ortholog in the thermotolerant yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus, KmUlp1...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351515/understanding-key-mechanisms-of-exercise-induced-cardiac-protection-to-mitigate-disease-current-knowledge-and-emerging-concepts
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Bianca C Bernardo, Jenny Y Y Ooi, Kate L Weeks, Natalie L Patterson, Julie R McMullen
The benefits of exercise on the heart are well recognized, and clinical studies have demonstrated that exercise is an intervention that can improve cardiac function in heart failure patients. This has led to significant research into understanding the key mechanisms responsible for exercise-induced cardiac protection. Here, we summarize molecular mechanisms that regulate exercise-induced cardiac myocyte growth and proliferation. We discuss in detail the effects of exercise on other cardiac cells, organelles, and systems that have received less or little attention and require further investigation...
January 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349632/growth-performance-and-protective-effect-of-vitamin-e-on-oxidative-stress-pufferfish-takifugu-obscurus-following-by-ammonia-stress
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Chang-Hong Cheng, Zhi-Xun Guo, An-Li Wang
This study was conducted to determine the effects of vitamin E on growth performance, biochemical parameters, and antioxidant capacity of pufferfish (Takifugu obscurus) exposed to ammonia stress. The experimental basal diets supplemented with vitamin E at the rates of 2.31 (control), 21.84, 40.23, 83.64, 158.93, and 311.64 mg kg-1 dry weight were fed to fish for 60 days. After the feeding trial, the fish were exposed to 100 mg L-1 ammonia-nitrogen for 48 h. The results shown that the vitamin E group significantly improved weight gain, specific growth rate, and the expression levels of growth hormone receptors and insulin-like growth factor...
January 18, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348836/vitexin-confers-hsf-1-mediated-autophagic-cell-death-by-activating-jnk-and-apol1-in-colorectal-carcinoma-cells
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Monika Bhardwaj, Souren Paul, Rekha Jakhar, Imran Khan, Ji In Kang, Ho Min Kim, Jong Won Yun, Seon-Jin Lee, Hee Jun Cho, Hee Gu Lee, Sun Chul Kang
Heat shock transcription factor-1 (HSF-1) guards the cancerous cells proteome against the alterations in protein homeostasis generated by their hostile tumor microenvironment. Contrasting with the classical induction of heat shock proteins, the pro-oncogenic activities of HSF-1 remains to be explored. Therefore, cancer's fragile proteostatic pathway governed by HSF-1 could be a potential therapeutic target and novel biomarker by natural compounds. Vitexin, a natural flavonoid has been documented as a potent anti-tumor agent on various cell lines...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348817/a-mitochondrial-targeted-purine-based-hsp90-antagonist-for-leukemia-therapy
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Kelly G Bryant, Young Chan Chae, Rogelio L Martinez, John C Gordon, Khaled M Elokely, Andrew V Kossenkov, Steven Grant, Wayne E Childers, Magid Abou-Gharbia, Dario C Altieri
Reprogramming of mitochondrial functions sustains tumor growth and may provide therapeutic opportunities. Here, we targeted the protein folding environment in mitochondria by coupling a purine-based inhibitor of the molecular chaperone Heat Shock Protein-90 (Hsp90), PU-H71 to the mitochondrial-targeting moiety, triphenylphosphonium (TPP). Binding of PU-H71-TPP to ADP-Hsp90, Hsp90 co-chaperone complex or mitochondrial Hsp90 homolog, TRAP1 involved hydrogen bonds, π-π stacking, cation-π contacts and hydrophobic interactions with the surrounding amino acids in the active site...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348634/a-biosensor-based-framework-to-measure-latent-proteostasis-capacity
#16
Rebecca J Wood, Angelique R Ormsby, Mona Radwan, Dezerae Cox, Abhishek Sharma, Tobias Vöpel, Simon Ebbinghaus, Mikael Oliveberg, Gavin E Reid, Alex Dickson, Danny M Hatters
The pool of quality control proteins (QC) that maintains protein-folding homeostasis (proteostasis) is dynamic but can become depleted in human disease. A challenge has been in quantitatively defining the depth of the QC pool. With a new biosensor, flow cytometry-based methods and mathematical modeling we measure the QC capacity to act as holdases and suppress biosensor aggregation. The biosensor system comprises a series of barnase kernels with differing folding stability that engage primarily with HSP70 and HSP90 family proteins...
January 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348603/comprehensive-list-of-sumo-targets-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-and-its-implication-for-evolutionary-conservation-of-sumo-signaling
#17
Krzysztof Drabikowski, Jacqueline Ferralli, Michal Kistowski, Jacek Oledzki, Michal Dadlez, Ruth Chiquet-Ehrismann
Post-translational modification by small ubiquitin-related modifier (SUMO) is a key regulator of cell physiology, modulating protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions. Recently, SUMO modifications were postulated to be involved in response to various stress stimuli. We aimed to identify the near complete set of proteins modified by SUMO and the dynamics of the modification in stress conditions in the higher eukaryote, Caenorhabditis elegans. We identified 874 proteins modified by SUMO in the worm. We have analyzed the SUMO modification in stress conditions including heat shock, DNA damage, arsenite induced cellular stress, ER and osmotic stress...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347912/genome-wide-analysis-of-the-potato-hsp20-gene-family-identification-genomic-organization-and-expression-profiles-in-response-to-heat-stress
#18
Peng Zhao, Dongdong Wang, Ruoqiu Wang, Nana Kong, Chao Zhang, Chenghui Yang, Wentao Wu, Haoli Ma, Qin Chen
BACKGROUND: Heat shock proteins (Hsps) are essential components in plant tolerance mechanism under various abiotic stresses. Hsp20 is the major family of heat shock proteins, but little of Hsp20 family is known in potato (Solanum tuberosum), which is an important vegetable crop that is thermosensitive. RESULTS: To reveal the mechanisms of potato Hsp20s coping with abiotic stresses, analyses of the potato Hsp20 gene family were conducted using bioinformatics-based methods...
January 18, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347709/interaction-of-a-planar-reacting-shock-wave-with-an-isotropic-turbulent-vorticity-field
#19
César Huete, Tai Jin, Daniel Martínez-Ruiz, Kun Luo
Linear interaction analysis (LIA) is employed to investigate the interaction of reactive and nonreactive shock waves with isotropic vortical turbulence. The analysis is carried out, through Laplace-transform technique, accounting for long-time effects of vortical disturbances on the burnt-gas flow in the fast-reaction limit, where the reaction-region thickness is significantly small in comparison with the most representative turbulent length scales. Results provided by the opposite slow-reaction limit are also recollected...
November 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347053/radiation-pressure-driven-ion-weibel-instability-and-collisionless-shocks
#20
A Grassi, M Grech, F Amiranoff, A Macchi, C Riconda
The Weibel instability from counterstreaming plasma flows is a basic process highly relevant for collisionless shock formation in astrophysics. In this paper we investigate, via two- and three-dimensional simulations, suitable configurations for laboratory investigations of the ion Weibel instability (IWI) driven by a fast quasineutral plasma flow launched into the target via the radiation pressure of an ultra-high-intensity laser pulse ("hole-boring" process). The use of S-polarized light at oblique incidence is found to be an optimal configuration for driving IWI, as it prevents the development of surface rippling observed at normal incidence that would lead to strong electron heating and would favor competing instabilities...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
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