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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333383/inhibitory-effects-of-butein-on-adipogenesis-through-upregulation-of-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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Jinwoo Yang, Jeehye Sung, Younghwa Kim, Heon Sang Jeong, Junsoo Lee
Butein is reported to have many biological effects, including anti-fibrogenic, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory activities. This study investigated the effects of butein on adipocyte differentiation and the Nrf2/heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) pathway's involvement in its anti adipogenic mechanism. Butein treatment reduced protein expression of key adipogenic transcription factors such as CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein α (C/EBPα) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ). At a concentration of 5, 10, and 25 μM butein, PPARγ was decreased by 78...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331846/functional-neuroimaging-in-rasmussen-syndrome
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Ichiro Kuki, Kazumi Matsuda, Yuko Kubota, Tetsuhiro Fukuyama, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Yushi Inoue, Haruo Shintaku
PURPOSE: For a diagnosis of Rasmussen syndrome (RS), clinical course together with electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings are considered important, but there are few reports on functional neuroimaging. This study investigated cerebral blood flow (CBF)-single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), central benzodiazepine receptor (BZR)-SPECT, and fluorine-18 fluorodeoxy glucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in RS patients, and correlated neuroimaging results with MRI and pathological findings...
January 5, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331723/progesterone-arrested-cell-cycle-progression-through-progesterone-receptor-isoform-a-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm
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Samaneh Yazdani, Atsuko Kasajima, Yoshiaki Onodera, Keely May McNamara, Kazue Ise, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Tomoyoshi Tachibana, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Michiaki Unno, Hironobu Sasano
In pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (Pan-NEN) progesterone signaling has been shown to have both inhibitory and stimulatory effects on cell proliferation. The ability of progesterone to inhibit tumor proliferation is of particular interest and is suggested to be mediated through the less abundantly expressed progesterone receptor (PR) isoform A (PRA). To date the mechanistic processes underlying this inhibition of proliferation remain unclear. To examine the mechanism of PRA actions, the human Pan-NEN cell line QGP-1, that endogenously expresses PR isoform B (PRB) without PRA, was transfected with PRA...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331588/antagonism-of-cysteinyl-leukotriene-receptor-1-cysltr1-by-montelukast-suppresses-cell-senescence-of-chondrocytes
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Wei Song, Yumin Zhang, Jun Wang, Tao Ma, Linjie Hao, Kunzheng Wang
Aging is closely associated with osteoarthritis (OA). Although its underlying mechanisms remain unknown, cellular senescence in chondrocytes has become an important therapeutic target for the treatment of OA. Cysteinyl leukotriene receptors (cysLTRs) mediate the pathobiological function of cysteinyl leukotrienes (cysLTs). However, the roles of cysLTRs in the pathogenesis of OA have not been reported before. In the current study, we found that cysLTR1 but not cysLTR2 is expressed in human primary chondrocytes...
January 10, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331264/altered-levels-of-the-splicing-factor-muscleblind-modifies-cerebral-cortical-function-in-mouse-models-of-myotonic-dystrophy
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Gang Chen, Russell E Carter, John D Cleary, Tammy S Reid, Laura P Ranum, Maurice S Swanson, Timothy J Ebner
Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is a progressive, multisystem disorder affecting skeletal muscle, heart, and central nervous system. In both DM1 and DM2, microsatellite expansions of CUG and CCUG RNA repeats, respectively, accumulate and disrupt functions of alternative splicing factors, including muscleblind (MBNL) proteins. Grey matter loss and white matter changes, including the corpus callosum, likely underlie cognitive and executive function deficits in DM patients. However, little is known how cerebral cortical circuitry changes in DM...
January 10, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331106/kbtbd2-inhibits-the-cytotoxic-activity-of-immortalized-nk-cells-through-down-regulating-mtor-signaling-in-a-mouse-hepatocellular-carcinoma-model
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Kai Dai, Yabing Huang, Zubing Chen, Xiaomei Sun, Lihua Yang, Yingan Jiang
Natural killer cell (NK cell)-based immunotherapy is a promising therapeutic strategy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of NK cell function in the tumor sites are not completely elucidated. In this study, we identified the enhanced expression of kelch repeat and BTB (POZ) domain containing 2 (Kbtbd2) in intratumoral NK cells in a mouse HCC implantation model as a negative regulator of NK cells. To investigate this interaction,, we used a Tet-on inducible expression system to control Kbtbd2 expression in an immortalized mouse NK cell line KIL C...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330771/inhibition-of-human%C3%A2-immunodeficiency-type-1-virus-hiv-1-life-cycle-by-different-egg-white-lysozymes
#7
Mandana Behbahani, Mokhtar Nosrati, Hassan Mohabatkar
Lysozyme is a relatively small enzyme with different biological activities, which is found in tears, saliva, egg white, and human milk. In the study, the anti-HIV-1 activity of lysozymes purified from quail, Meleagris, and hen egg white has been determined. For this end, a time-of-drug-addition assay was performed to identify the target of anti-HIV-1 agents and for determination of probable anti HIV-1 mechanism of the studied lysozyme, the binding affinity of the lysozymes to the human CD4 receptor was studied by molecular docking method...
January 13, 2018: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329909/the-signaling-role-for-chloride-in-the-bidirectional-communication-between-neurons-and-astrocytes
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Corinne S Wilson, Alexander A Mongin
It is well known that the electrical signaling in neuronal networks is modulated by chloride (Cl-) fluxes via the inhibitory GABAA and glycine receptors. Here, we discuss the putative contribution of Cl- fluxes and intracellular Cl- to other forms of information transfer in the CNS, namely the bidirectional communication between neurons and astrocytes. The manuscript (i) summarizes the generic functions of Cl- in cellular physiology, (ii) recaps molecular identities and properties of Cl- transporters and channels in neurons and astrocytes, and (iii) analyzes emerging studies implicating Cl- in the modulation of neuroglial communication...
January 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329284/identification-of-an-elaborate-nk-specific-system-regulating-hla-c-expression
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Hongchuan Li, Martin A Ivarsson, Victoria E Walker-Sperling, Jeff Subleski, Jenna K Johnson, Paul W Wright, Mary Carrington, Niklas K Björkström, Daniel W McVicar, Stephen K Anderson
The HLA-C gene appears to have evolved in higher primates to serve as a dominant source of ligands for the KIR2D family of inhibitory MHC class I receptors. The expression of NK cell-intrinsic MHC class I has been shown to regulate the murine Ly49 family of MHC class I receptors due to the interaction of these receptors with NK cell MHC in cis. However, cis interactions have not been demonstrated for the human KIR and HLA proteins. We report the discovery of an elaborate NK cell-specific system regulating HLA-C expression, indicating an important role for HLA-C in the development and function of NK cells...
January 12, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328505/substance-p-as-a-putative-efferent-transmitter-mediates-gabaergic-inhibition-in-mouse-taste-buds
#10
Anthony Y Huang, Sandy Y Wu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Capsaicin-mediated modulation on taste nerve responses is thought to be produced indirectly by actions of neuropeptides, e.g., calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and substance P (SP), onto taste cells implying playing a role in taste sensitivity. During processing gustatory information in taste buds, CGRP shapes peripheral taste signals via serotonergic signaling. The underlying assumption has been that SP exerts its effects on taste transmitter secretion in taste buds of mice...
January 12, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328500/lair-1-shedding-from-human-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-following-tnf-%C3%AE-stimulation
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Yuan Zhang, Song Wang, Haiying Dong, Xin Yi, Jinxue Zhang, Xueqin Liu, Ran Zhuang, Yong Ding
This study examined the expression of the inhibitory receptor, leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin (Ig)-like receptor-1 (LAIR-1) in fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to investigate its potential role in the modulation of inflammatory cytokines, metalloproteinases (MMPs), and invasiveness of synoviocytes. LAIR-1 expression in synovial tissues from RA patients, osteoarthritis patients, and healthy donors was analyzed by immunohistochemistry. The membrane-bound form (mLAIR-1) was detected by flow cytometry...
January 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328489/antibody-nanoparticle-conjugate-constructed-with-trastuzumab-and-nanoparticle-albumin-bound-paclitaxel-for-targeted-therapy-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor%C3%A2-2-positive-gastric-cancer
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Jian Xiong, Shuhua Han, Shuang Ding, Jingchao He, Haijun Zhang
Gastric cancer (GC) is the most lethal malignancy in the digestive system. This study investigated an antibody-nanoparticle conjugate (ANC) constructed with trastuzumab (Herceptin®) and nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel, Abraxane®) (trastuzumab/nab‑paclitaxel) as a novel strategy of targeted therapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) positive GC. The ANC was fabricated with trastuzumab and nab‑paclitaxel by a 'one-step' synthesis using EDC/NHS. In vitro antitumor efficacy was evaluated by cell viability, apoptosis rate and cell cycle of HER2-positive GC NCI‑N87 cells and compared with paclitaxel (Taxol®), nab‑paclitaxel and trastuzumab/nab‑paclitaxel...
January 9, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328488/synthesis-and-application-of-131i-fulvestrant-as-a-targeted-radiation-drug-for-endocrine-therapy-in-human-breast-cancer
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Guobing Yin, Bin Zeng, Zhiping Peng, Ying Liu, Lu Sun, Changan Liu
The aim of this study was to label fulvestrant (an endocrine therapy drug for breast cancer) with radioiodine and to evaluate the effect of 131I-fulvestrant on inhibiting the growth of human breast cancer and its influence on major organs in nude mice. Fulvestrant was labeled with radioiodine using a modified chloramine T method, and its chemical properties were assessed using traditional methods. The binding affinity of 131I-fulvestrant was measured by radioligand binding assays, and its antiproliferative activity was determined by MTT assays...
January 11, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328482/cytisine-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-caused-by-calcium-overload-in-hepg2-cells
#14
Lei Yu, Bo Jiang, Zhifeng Chen, Xin Wang, Dongxue Shang, Xiaopo Zhang, Yongxue Sun, Jinghui Yang, Yubin Ji
Cytisine, a quinolizidine alkaloid, is one of the major bioactive components found in the small tree Sophora Alopecuraides L., and is a traditional Chinese medicine that is used for treating hepatitis and liver cancer. In the 1960s, quinolizidine alkaloids were reported to exhibit inhibitory effects on tumour cell proliferation in several types of cancer cells. However, few studies have investigated the effect of cytisine on liver cancer. Our team confirmed that cytisine induced apoptosis in HepG2 cells via a mitochondrial pathway...
January 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328423/cetuximab-enhances-cisplatin-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-associated-apoptosis-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-by-inhibiting-expression-of-txndc5
#15
Fusen Peng, Hailin Zhang, Youhong Du, Pingqing Tan
Cisplatin and cetuximab, an anti‑epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal humanized antibody, have been used for treatment of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). It has been demonstrated that cisplatin and inhibition of EGFR signaling may induce endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress‑associated apoptosis. However, ER protein thioredoxin domain‑containing protein 5 (TXNDC5) reportedly protects cells from ER stress‑associated apoptosis. The present study investigated the interaction between cisplatin, cetuximab and TXNDC5 on ER stress‑associated apoptosis in LSCC cells...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328407/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-1-activation-accelerates-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Shengling Fu, Changyu Liu, Quanfu Huang, Sheng Fan, Hexiao Tang, Xiangning Fu, Bo Ai, Yongde Liao, Qian Chu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR‑TKIs) have revolutionized the treatment of patients with advanced EGFR-mutant NSCLC. However, drug resistance eventually develops in the majority of patients despite an excellent initial response. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism of acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs and to explore strategies to overcome the resistance to EGFR-TKIs from a gender perspective...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327701/distribution-of-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-genes-in-hiv-infected-long-term-non-progressors-from-mumbai-india
#17
Vijay R Chavan, Zakiya Ansari, Preeti Mehta, Jayanti Mania-Pramanik
BACKGROUND: Few reports suggest the association of killer immunoglobulin-like receptors of natural killer cells with human immunodeficiency virus infection. India with world's third largest population of human immunodeficiency virus / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, offers scope to study such association. OBJECTIVE: Current study (2010-2015) was designed to evaluate if killer immunoglobulin-like receptors gene polymorphisms are associated with HIV infection outcomes specifically, with long term non progressors...
January 12, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325900/orexin-b-modulates-synaptic-transmission-of-rod-bipolar-cells-in-rat-retina
#18
Gong Zhang, Xiao-Hua Wu, Guo-Zhong Xu, Shi-Jun Weng, Xiong-Li Yang, Yong-Mei Zhong
Orexin-A, -B play a crucial role in arousal and feeding by activating two G-protein-coupled receptors: orexin receptor 1 (OX1R) and orexin receptor 2 (OX2R). Orexins, along with orexin receptors, are expressed in retinal neurons, and they have been shown to differentially modulate excitatory AMPA receptors of amacrine and ganglion cells in the inner retina. In this work we report that orexin-B modulates the activity of rod bipolar cells (RBCs) located in the outer retina of rat. Intravitreal injection of orexin-B increased the amplitude of the scotopic electroretinographic b-wave, a reflection of RBC activity, recorded in vivo...
January 8, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324844/absence-of-myeloid-klf4-reduces-prostate-cancer-growth-with-pro-atherosclerotic-activation-of-tumor-myeloid-cells-and-infiltration-of-cd8-t-cells
#19
David J Barakat, Rahul Suresh, Theresa Barberi, Kenneth J Pienta, Brian W Simons, Alan D Friedman
The microenvironment of prostate cancer often includes abundant tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), with their acquisition of an M2 phenotype correlating with local aggressiveness and metastasis. Tumor-derived M-CSF contributes to TAM M2 polarization, and M-CSF receptor inhibition slows prostate cancer growth in model systems. As additional cytokines can direct TAM M2 polarization, targeting downstream transcription factors could avoid resistance. Klf4 and C/EBPβ each contribute to monocyte development, and reduced expression of macrophage Klf4 or C/EBPβ favors their adoption of a pro-inflammatory M1 state...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323914/path-to-the-desensitized-state-of-ligand-gated-ion-channels-why-are-inhibitory-and-excitatory-receptors-different
#20
Robert S Cantor
The family of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels (pLGICs) includes both inhibitory and excitatory receptors. Electrophysiological methods have explored the time-dependent ion currents induced by their neurotransmitter agonists. Kinetic modeling requires a minimum of three conformational states: resting, active, and desensitized. However, current traces of inhibitory and excitatory pLGICs differ substantially. Reproducing their basic features requires different state connectivity: whether the desensitized state is accessed from the resting or active state...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
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