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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088841/intracellular-fate-of-ureaplasma-parvum-entrapped-by-host-cellular-autophagy
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Fumiko Nishiumi, Michinaga Ogawa, Yukiko Nakura, Yusuke Hamada, Masahiro Nakayama, Jiro Mitobe, Atsushi Hiraide, Norio Sakai, Makoto Takeuchi, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Itaru Yanagihara
Genital mycoplasmas, including Ureaplasma spp., are among the smallest human pathogenic bacteria and are associated with preterm birth. Electron microscopic observation of U. parvum showed that these prokaryotes have a regular, spherical shape with a mean diameter of 146 nm. U. parvum was internalized into HeLa cells by clathrin-mediated endocytosis and survived for at least 14 days around the perinuclear region. Intracellular U. parvum reached endosomes in HeLa cells labeled with EEA1, Rab7, and LAMP-1 within 1 to 3 hr...
January 15, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059611/molecular-characterization-of-pneumococcal-surface-protein-k-a-potential-pneumococcal-vaccine-antigen
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A-Yeung Jang, Ho Seong Seo, Shunmei Lim, Gook-Hyun Chung, Han Wool Kim, Sangyong Lim, Lei Zhao, In-Ho Park, Jae Hyang Lim, Kyung-Hyo Kim
The pneumococcal capsule is indispensable for pathogenesis in systemic infections; however, many pneumococcal diseases, including conjunctivitis, otitis media, and some systemic infections in immunocompromised patients, are caused by nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae (NESp). Null capsule clade 1 (NCC1), found in group 2 NESp, expresses pneumococcal surface protein K (PspK) and is becoming prevalent among pneumococcal organisms owing to the widespread use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Despite its clinical importance, the molecular mechanisms underlying the prevalence of NCC1 have not been fully elucidated...
January 6, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995049/annexin-a3-knockdown-suppresses-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Ying-Fu Liu, Qing-Qing Liu, Yue-Hua Zhang, Jing-Hua Qiu
Our previous study identified an elevated abundance of annexin A3 (Anxa3) as a novel prognostic biomarker of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) through quantitative proteomics analysis. However, the biological functions of Anxa3 in LADC are not fully clear. In this study, in vitro and in vivo assays were performed to investigate the effects of Anxa3 downregulation on the growth, migration, invasion, metastasis, and signaling pathway activation of LADC cells. After Anxa3 downregulation, the growth of A549 and LTEP-a2 LADC cells was slowed and they showed decreased migration and invasion in vitro...
2016: Analytical Cellular Pathology (Amsterdam)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974247/annexin-a2-is-critical-for-blood-testis-barrier-integrity-and-spermatid-disengagement-in-the-mammalian-testis
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Katarzyna Chojnacka, Barbara Bilinska, Dolores D Mruk
Throughout spermatogenesis, two important processes occur at late stage VIII of the seminiferous epithelial cycle in the rat testis: preleptotene spermatocytes commence entry into the adluminal compartment and step 19 spermatids release from the seminiferous epithelium. Presently, it is not clear how these processes, which involve extensive restructuring of unique Sertoli-Sertoli and Sertoli-germ cell junctions, are mediated. We aimed to determine whether annexin A2 (ANXA2), a Ca(2+)-dependent and phospholipid-binding protein, participates in cell junction dynamics...
December 11, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956131/annexin-a2-is-involved-in-ca-2-dependent-plasma-membrane-repair-in-primary-human-endothelial-cells
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Sophia Nina Koerdt, Volker Gerke
Many cells in an organism are exposed to constant and acute mechanical stress that can induce plasma membrane injuries. These plasma membrane wounds have to be resealed rapidly to guarantee cell survival. Plasma membrane resealing in response to mechanical strain has been studied in some detail in muscle, where it is required for efficient recovery after insult. However, less is known about the capacity of other cell types and tissues to perform membrane repair and the underlying molecular mechanisms. Here we show that vascular endothelial cells, which are subject to profound mechanical burden, can reseal plasma membrane holes inflicted by laser ablation...
December 9, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924845/caffeine-prevents-kidney-stone-formation-by-translocation-of-apical-surface-annexin-a1-crystal-binding-protein-into-cytoplasm-in-vitro-evidence
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Paleerath Peerapen, Visith Thongboonkerd
Recent large 3 cohorts have shown that caffeinated beverage consumption was associated with lower risk of kidney stone disease. However, its protective mechanisms remained unknown and had not been previously investigated. We thus evaluated protective effects of caffeine (1 μM-10 mM) on calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) kidney stone formation, using crystallization, crystal growth, cell-crystal adhesion, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence assays. The results showed that caffeine reduced crystal number but, on the other hand, increased crystal size, resulting in unchanged crystal mass, consistent with crystal growth that was not affected by caffeine...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890659/rna-nanoparticles-harboring-annexin-a2-aptamer-can-target-ovarian-cancer-for-tumor-specific-doxorubicin-delivery
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Fengmei Pi, Hui Zhang, Hui Li, Varatharasa Thiviyanathan, David G Gorenstein, Anil K Sood, Peixuan Guo
A novel modified nucleic acid nanoparticle harboring an annexin A2 aptamer for ovarian cancer cell targeting and a GC rich sequence for doxorubicin loading is designed and constructed. The system utilizes a highly stable three-way junction (3WJ) motif from phi29 packaging RNA as a core structure. A phosphorothioate-modified DNA aptamer targeting annexin A2, Endo28, was conjugated to one arm of the 3WJ. The pRNA-3WJ motif retains correct folding of attached aptamer, keeping its functions intact. It is of significant utility for aptamer-mediated targeted delivery...
November 25, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889534/serum-annexin-a2-level-is-associated-with-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Wei Zhang, Chunhai Gao, Shaohua Zhang, Guiqing Fang
PURPOSE: In several human cancer types, serum annexin A2 levels are increased, but little is known regarding oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This study aimed to measure serum annexin A2 levels in OSCC patients and assess the association with diagnosis and prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study compared serum annexin A2 concentrations in a group of OSCC patients and a control group. The predictor variable was the presence or absence of OSCC, and the outcome variable was the level of serum annexin A2...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871932/s100a10-regulates-ulk1-localization-to-er-mitochondria-contact-sites-in-ifn-%C3%AE-triggered-autophagy
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Ying-Da Chen, Yi-Ting Fang, Chih-Peng Chang, Chiou-Feng Lin, Li-Jin Hsu, Shang-Rung Wu, Yen-Chi Chiu, Robert Anderson, Yee-Shin Lin
During the process of autophagy, the autophagy-related proteins are translocated to autophagosome formation sites. Here, we demonstrate that S100A10 is required for ULK1 localization to autophagosome formation sites. Silencing of S100A10 reduces IFN-γ-induced autophagosome formation. We also determined the role of annexin A2 (ANXA2), a binding partner of S100A10, which has been reported to promote phagophore assembly. Silencing of ANXA2 reduced S100A10 expression. However, overexpression of S100A10 in ANXA2-silenced cells was still able to enhance autophagosome formation, suggesting that ANXA2 regulates IFN-γ-induced autophagy through S100A10...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863502/annexin-a2-antibodies-but-not-inhibitors-of-the-annexin-a2-heterotetramer-impair-productive-hiv-1-infection-of-macrophages-in-vitro
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Andrew W Woodham, Adriana M Sanna, Julia R Taylor, Joseph G Skeate, Diane M Da Silva, Lodewijk V Dekker, W Martin Kast
During sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), macrophages are initial targets for HIV infection. Secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) has been shown to protect against HIV infection of macrophages through interactions with annexin A2 (A2), which is found on the macrophage cell surface as a heterotetramer (A2t) consisting of A2 and S100A10. Therefore, we investigated potential protein-protein interactions between A2 and HIV-1 gp120 through a series of co-immunoprecipitation assays and a single molecule pulldown (SiMPull) technique...
November 18, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836325/the-upregulation-of-annexin-a2-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats-may-have-implication-for-astrocyte-proliferation
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Jiajia Chen, Zhiming Cui, Saishuai Yang, Chunshuai Wu, Weidong Li, Guofeng Bao, Guanhua Xu, Yuyu Sun, Lingling Wang, Jinlong Zhang
Annexin A2 (ANXA2), is a member of the annexin family of proteins that exhibit Ca(2+)-dependent binding to phospholipids. One attractive biological function of ANXA2 is participating in DNA synthesis and cell proliferation. Previous studies have shown that ANXA2 play a role in the development of the central nervous system. However, the biological function of ANXA2 after spinal cord injury (SCI) is still with limited acquaintance. In the present study, we performed a SCI model in adult rats and investigated the dynamic changes of ANXA2 expression in the spinal cord...
October 27, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821486/heterogeneous-stromal-signaling-within-the-tumor-microenvironment-controls-the-metastasis-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Agnieszka A Rucki, Kelly Foley, Pingbo Zhang, Qian Xiao, Jennifer Kleponis, Annie A Wu, Rajni Sharma, Guanglan Mo, Angen Liu, Jennifer Van Eyk, Elizabeth M Jaffee, Lei Zheng
Understanding how stromal signals regulate the development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) may suggest novel therapeutic interventions in this disease. In this study, we assessed the metastatic role of stromal signals suggested to be important in the PDAC microenvironment. Src and IGF-1R phosphorylated the prometastatic molecule Annexin A2 (AnxA2) at Y23 and Y333 in response to stromal signals HGF and IGF-1, respectively, and IGF-1 expression was regulated by the Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) pathway. Both Shh and HGF were heterogeneously expressed in PDAC stroma, and only dual inhibition of these pathways could significantly suppress AnxA2 phosphorylation, PDAC growth, and metastasis...
January 1, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819025/studies-on-shokyo-kanzo-and-keihi-in-kakkonto-medicine-on-prostaglandin-e2-production-in-lipopolysaccharide-treated-human-gingival-fibroblasts
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Toshiaki Ara, Norio Sogawa
We previously demonstrated that a kampo medicine, kakkonto, decreases lipopolysaccharide- (LPS-) induced prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production by human gingival fibroblasts. In this study, we examined the herbs constituting kakkonto that exhibit this effect. Shokyo strongly and concentration dependently and kanzo and keihi moderately decreased LPS-induced PGE2 production. Shokyo did not alter cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) activity, cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), annexin 1 and COX-2 expression, and LPS-induced extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) phosphorylation...
2016: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784647/annexin-a2-and-alpha-actinin-4-expression-correlates-with-metastatic-potential-of-primary-endometrial-cancer
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Parul Mittal, Manuela Klingler-Hoffmann, Georgia Arentz, Lyron Winderbaum, Gurjeet Kaur, Lyndal Anderson, James Scurry, Yee Leung, Colin Jr Stewart, Jonathan Carter, Peter Hoffmann, Martin K Oehler
The prediction of lymph node metastasis using clinic-pathological data and molecular information from endometrial cancers lacks accuracy and is therefore currently not routinely used in patient management. Consequently, although only a small percentage of patients with endometrial cancers suffer from metastasis, the majority undergo radical surgery including removal of pelvic lymph nodes. Upon analysis of publically available data and published research, we compiled a list of 60 proteins having the potential to display differential abundance between primary endometrial cancers with versus those without lymph node metastasis...
October 23, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783649/mechanism-of-fibronectin-binding-to-human-trabecular-meshwork-exosomes-and-its-modulation-by-dexamethasone
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W Michael Dismuke, Mikael Klingeborn, W Daniel Stamer
Exosomes are emerging as important mediators of cell-matrix interactions by means of specific adhesion proteins. Changes in the tissue-specific exosomal protein expression may underlie pathological conditions whereby extracellular matrix turnover and homeostasis is disrupted. Ocular hypertension due to extracellular matrix accumulation in the trabecular meshwork is a hallmark of glucocorticoid-induced glaucoma. In the trabecular meshwork, exosomal fibronectin mediates cell matrix interactions at cellular structures called "invadosomes"...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777972/improving-vascular-maturation-using-noncoding-rnas-increases-antitumor-effect-of-chemotherapy
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Lingegowda S Mangala, Hongyu Wang, Dahai Jiang, Sherry Y Wu, Anoma Somasunderam, David E Volk, Ganesh L R Lokesh, Xin Li, Sunila Pradeep, Xianbin Yang, Monika Haemmerle, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Archana S Nagaraja, Rajesha Rupaimoole, Emine Bayraktar, Recep Bayraktar, Li Li, Takemi Tanaka, Wei Hu, Cristina Ivan, Kshipra M Gharpure, Michael H McGuire, Varatharasa Thiviyanathan, Xinna Zhang, Sourindra N Maiti, Nataliya Bulayeva, Hyun-Jin Choi, Piotr L Dorniak, Laurence J N Cooper, Kevin P Rosenblatt, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, David G Gorenstein, Anil K Sood
Current antiangiogenesis therapy relies on inhibiting newly developed immature tumor blood vessels and starving tumor cells. This strategy has shown transient and modest efficacy. Here, we report a better approach to target cancer-associated endothelial cells (ECs), reverse permeability and leakiness of tumor blood vessels, and improve delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to the tumor. First, we identified deregulated microRNAs (miRs) from patient-derived cancer-associated ECs. Silencing these miRs led to decreased vascular permeability and increased maturation of blood vessels...
October 20, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760843/exosomal-annexin-ii-promotes-angiogenesis-and-breast-cancer-metastasis
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Sayantan Maji, Pankaj Chaudhary, Irina Akopova, Phung M Nguyen, Richard J Hare, Ignacy Gryczynski, Jamboor K Vishwanatha
: Tumor-derived exosomes are emerging mediators of tumorigenesis and tissue-specific metastasis. Proteomic profiling has identified Annexin II as one of the most highly expressed proteins in exosomes; however, studies focused on the biological role of exosomal Annexin II (exo-Anx II) are still lacking. In this study, mechanistic insight was sought regarding exo-Anx II and its function in angiogenesis and breast cancer metastasis. Multiple in vitro and in vivo techniques were used to study the role of exo-Anx II in angiogenesis...
January 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748904/effects-of-phycoerythrin-from-gracilaria-lemaneiformis-in-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-sw480-cells
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Peizhen Li, Jun Ying, Qingli Chang, Wen Zhu, Guangjian Yang, Teng Xu, Huiguang Yi, Ruowang Pan, Enyong Zhang, Xiaofeng Zeng, Chunxia Yan, Qiyu Bao, Shengbin Li
We studied phycoerythrin (PE) in human SW480 tumor cells and the underlying molecular mechanisms of action. PE inhibited cell proliferation as evidenced by CCK-8 assay. The IC50 values of phycoerythrin were 48.2 and 27.4 µg/ml for 24 and 48 h of exposure, respectively. PE induced apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in SW480 cells as observed under electron microscopy and with flow cytometry. Apoptosis increased from 5.1 (controls) to 39.0% in 80.0 µg/ml PE-treated cells. Differences in protein expression were identified using proteomic techniques...
December 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704276/identification-of-cytotoxic-mediators-and-their-putative-role-in-the-signaling-pathways-during-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-induced-apoptosis-of-cancer-cells
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Moitreyi Das, Sumantra Das
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an important w-3 fatty acid exhibits differential behavior in cancer cells of neural origin when compared to that in normal healthy astrocytes. Treatment of C6 glioma and SH-SY5Y cell lines and primary astrocytes, representing the neoplastic cells and normal healthy cells respectively, with 100 µM DHA for 24 h showed significant loss of cell viability in the both the cancer cells as determined by MTT assay, whereas the primary astrocytes cultures were unaffected. Such loss of cell viability was due to apoptosis as confirmed by TUNEL staining and caspase-3 activation in cancer cells...
October 4, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704162/tnf-alpha-and-annexin-a2-inflammation-in-thrombotic-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Mirjana Bećarević
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by thromboses and/or pregnancy losses. Laboratory criterion for the diagnosis of APS is the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (anticardiolipin, anti-beta2-glycoprotein I (aβ2gpI) and lupus anticoagulant). On the one hand, the latest classification criteria for the diagnosis of APS emphasized that thrombotic manifestations of the syndrome should be without any signs of an inflammatory process, while on the other hand, some recent reports have suggested that APS is a "pro-inflammatory state...
December 2016: Rheumatology International
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