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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679064/author-correction-ephrin-receptor-a2-is-an-epithelial-cell-receptor-for-epstein-barr-virus-entry
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Hua Zhang, Yan Li, Hong-Bo Wang, Ao Zhang, Mei-Ling Chen, Zhi-Xin Fang, Xiao-Dong Dong, Shi-Bing Li, Yong Du, Dan Xiong, Jiang-Yi He, Man-Zhi Li, Yan-Min Liu, Ai-Jun Zhou, Qian Zhong, Yi-Xin Zeng, Elliott Kieff, Zhiqiang Zhang, Benjamin E Gewurz, Bo Zhao, Mu-Sheng Zeng
In the version of this Letter originally published, the authors reported on the use of 2,5-dimethylpyrrolyl benzoic acid to block Ephrin receptors. In 2011, it was reported that newly synthesized 2,5-dimethylpyrrolyl benzoic acid lacked the previously reported EphA2 antagonizing activity1. However, the purchased compound did in fact have the activity initially reported, suggesting that an uncharacterized alteration occurred during storage. The authors therefore wish to clarify that the compound used in their study should be more accurately referred to as a 2,5-dimethylpyrrolyl benzoic acid derivative...
April 20, 2018: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677442/synthesis-and-pharmacological-evaluation-of-novel-c-8-substituted-tetrahydroquinolines-as-balanced-affinity-mu-delta-opioid-ligands-for-the-treatment-of-pain
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Anthony F Nastase, Nicholas W Griggs, Jessica P Anand, Thomas J Fernandez, Aubrie A Harland, Tyler J Trask, Emily M Jutkiewicz, John R Traynor, Henry I Mosberg
The use of opioids for the treatment of pain, while largely effective, is limited by detrimental side effects including analgesic tolerance, physical dependence, and euphoria, which may lead to opioid abuse. Studies have shown that compounds with a -opioid receptor (MOR) agonist/-opioid receptor (DOR) antagonist profile reduce or eliminate some of these side effects including development of tolerance and dependence. Herein we report the synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of a series of tetrahydroquinoline-based peptidomimetics with substitutions at the C-8 position...
April 20, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677019/mu-opioid-receptors-in-nociceptive-afferents-produce-a-sustained-suppression-of-hyperalgesia-in-chronic-pain
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Amie Severino, Wenling Chen, Joshua K Hakimian, Brigitte L Kieffer, Claire Gaveriaux-Ruff, Wendy Walwyn, Juan Carlos Marvizon
The latent sensitization model of chronic pain reveals that recovery from some types of long-term hyperalgesia is an altered state in which nociceptive sensitization persists but is suppressed by the ongoing activity of analgesic receptors such as µ-opioid receptors (MORs). To determine whether these MORs are the ones present in nociceptive afferents, we bred mice expressing Cre-recombinase under the Nav1.8 channel promoter (Nav1.8cre) with MOR-floxed mice (flMOR). These Nav1.8cre/flMOR mice had reduced MOR expression in primary afferents, as revealed by quantitative PCR, in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence colocalization with the neuropeptide CGRP...
April 17, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673760/tumor-suppressive-functions-of-4-mu-on-breast-cancer-cells-of-different-er-status-regulation-of-hyaluronan-has2-cd44-and-specific-matrix-effectors
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Theodoros T Karalis, Paraskevi Heldin, Demitrios H Vynios, Thomas Neill, Simone Buraschi, Renato V Iozzo, Nikos K Karamanos, Spyros S Skandalis
The malignant phenotype of various cancers is linked to enhanced expression of hyaluronan, a pro-angiogenic glycosaminoglycan whose expression is suppressed by 4-methylumbelliferone (4-MU), a non-toxic oral agent used as a dietary supplement to improve health and combat prostate cancer. However, little is known about the effects of hyaluronan inhibition by 4-MU on breast cancer cells. In this study, we investigated the role of 4-MU in mammary carcinoma cells with distinct malignant phenotypes and estrogen receptor (ER) status, a major prognostic factor in the clinical management of breast cancers...
April 16, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669731/involvement-of-activated-brain-stress-responsive-systems-in-excessive-and-relapse-alcohol-drinking-in-rodent-models-implications-for-therapeutics
#5
Yan Zhou, Mary Jeanne Kreek
Addictive diseases, including addiction to alcohol pose massive public health costs. Addiction is a chronic relapsing disease, caused by both the direct effects induced by drugs and persistent neuroadaptations at several (molecular, cellular and behavioral) levels. These drug-type specific neuro-adaptations are brought on largely by the reinforcing effects of drugs on the central nervous system and environment, including stress. Results from animal experiments have demonstrated important interactions between alcohol and the stress responsive systems...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667742/genetic-association-and-expression-analyses-of-the-phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate-5-kinase-pip5k1c-gene-in-alcohol-use-disorder-relevance-for-pain-signaling-and-alcohol-use
#6
Ji Soo Lee, Jill L Sorcher, Allison D Rosen, Ruslan Damadzic, Hui Sun, Melanie Schwandt, Markus Heilig, John Kelly, Kelsey L Mauro, Audrey Luo, Daniel Rosoff, Christine Muench, Jeesun Jung, Zachary A Kaminsky, Falk W Lohoff
BACKGROUND: The gene encoding Phosphatidylinositol-4-Phosphate 5-Kinase (PIP5K1C) has been recently implicated in pain regulation. Interestingly, a recent cross-tissue and cross-phenotypic epigenetic analysis identified the same gene in alcohol use disorder (AUD). Given the high comorbidity between AUD and chronic pain, we hypothesized that genetic variation in PIP5K1C might contribute to susceptibility to AUD. METHODS: We conducted a case-control association study of genetic variants in PIP5K1C...
April 18, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663822/the-effect-of-intrathecal-sufentanil-preconditioning-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Y Tire, G Sarkilar, H Esen, R Onoglu, S T Uzun
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the cardioprotective effect and hemodynamic response of intrathecally administered sufentanil on myocardial IR injury. BACKGROUND: Sufentanil, mu opioid receptor agonist, intravenously administered during clinical and experimental studies, has been shown to have a cardioprotective effect on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS: Thirty-two New Zealand type rabbits, which were anesthetized, were divided into four equal groups: sham, ischemia-reperfusion, sufentanil and ischemia-reperfusion+sufentanil...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662316/metformin-inhibits-proliferation-and-cytotoxicity-and-induces-apoptosis-via-ampk-pathway-in-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells
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Qian Mu, Miao Jiang, Yuzhu Zhang, Fei Wu, Hui Li, Wen Zhang, Fang Wang, Jiang Liu, Liang Li, Dongshan Wang, Wenjuan Wang, Shiwu Li, Haibo Song, Dongqi Tang
Background: CD19-chimericantigen receptor (CAR) modified T cells (CD19-CAR T cells) have been well documented to possess potent anti-tumor properties against CD19-expressingleukemia cells. As a traditional medicine, metformin has been widely used to treat type II diabetes mellitus and more recently has become a candidate for the treatment of cancer. However, no report has revealed the direct effect of metformin on CD19-CAR T cell biological function and its underling mechanisms. Purpose: The purpose of this research was to explore the effect of metformin on CD19-CAR T cell biological function and the mechanisms involved...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660639/elevated-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-receptor-subtype-1-and-the-association-with-abnormal-brain-function-in-treatment-resistant-depression
#9
Mao-Hsuan Huang, Mu-Hong Chen, Pei-Chi Tu, Ya Mei Bai, Tung-Ping Su, Bang-Hung Yang, Ren-Shyan Liu, Cheng-Ta Li
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) patients have shown elevated plasma levels of pro-inflammatory biomarkers compared to healthy controls. We hypothesized increased serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor subtype 1 (TNF-α R1) is more associated with impaired brain function in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) than those without TRD. METHODS: 34 MDD patients and 34 healthy subjects were recruited and we separated MDD patients to TRD group (n = 20) and non-TRD (n = 14) group...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655552/binge-eating-disorder-and-morbid-obesity-are-associated-with-lowered-mu-opioid-receptor-availability-in-the-brain
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Juho Joutsa, Henry K Karlsson, Joonas Majuri, Pirjo Nuutila, Semi Helin, Valtteri Kaasinen, Lauri Nummenmaa
Both morbid obesity and binge eating disorder (BED) have previously been linked with aberrant brain opioid function. Behaviorally these two conditions are however different suggesting also differences in neurotransmitter function. Here we directly compared mu-opioid receptor (MOR) availability between morbidly obese and BED subjects. Seven BED and nineteen morbidly obese (non-BED) patients, and thirty matched control subjects underwent positron emission tomography (PET) with MOR-specific ligand [11 C]carfentanil...
March 9, 2018: Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652806/excessive-extracellular-atp-desensitizes-p2y2-and-p2x4-atp-receptors-provoking-surfactant-impairment-ending-in-ventilation-induced-lung-injury
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Djo Hasan, Joshua Satalin, Philip van der Zee, Michaela Kollisch-Singule, Paul Blankman, Atsuko Shono, Peter Somhorst, Corstiaan den Uil, Han Meeder, Toru Kotani, Gary F Nieman
Stretching the alveolar epithelial type I (AT I) cells controls the intercellular signaling for the exocytosis of surfactant by the AT II cells through the extracellular release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) (purinergic signaling). Extracellular ATP is cleared by extracellular ATPases, maintaining its homeostasis and enabling the lung to adapt the exocytosis of surfactant to the demand. Vigorous deformation of the AT I cells by high mechanical power ventilation causes a massive release of extracellular ATP beyond the clearance capacity of the extracellular ATPases...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649967/influence-of-maternal-and-own-genotype-at-tanning-dependence-related-snps-on-sun-exposure-in-childhood
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Jasmine Khouja, Sarah J Lewis, Carolina Bonilla
BACKGROUND: Research suggests there may be a genetic influence on the likelihood of becoming tanning dependent (TD). The way in which mothers regulate their children's sun exposure may be affected by being TD. We investigated the associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) related to being TD and early sun exposure. METHODS: Data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) were used. Associations between 17 TD related SNPs in children and their mothers and 10 sun exposure variables in children (assessed via questionnaire at age 8) were analyzed in logistic and ordinal logistic regressions...
April 12, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649744/synthesis-of-7%C3%AE-hydroxy-8-ketone-opioid-derivatives-with-antagonist-activity-at-mu-and-delta-opioid-receptors
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Tiina J Ahonen, Maiju Rinne, Peter Grutschreiber, Kert Mätlik, Mikko Airavaara, Dieter Schaarschmidt, Heinrich Lang, David Reiss, Henri Xhaard, Claire Gaveriaux-Ruff, Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, Vânia M Moreira
Despite extensive years of research, the direct oxidation of the 7,8-double bond of opioids has so far received little attention and knowledge about the effects of this modification on activity at the different opioid receptors is scarce. We herein report that potassium permanganate supported on iron(II) sulfate heptahydrate can be used as a convenient oxidant in the one-step, heterogeneous conversion of Δ7,8 -opioids to the corresponding 7β-hydroxy-8-ketones. Details of the reaction mechanism are given and the effects of the substituent at position 6 of several opioids on the reaction outcome is discussed...
March 26, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644157/persistent-bradycardia-with-the-long-term-use-of-phenytoin-and-oxycodone-first-case-report
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Intekhab Askari Syed, Aaron R Kuzel, Muhammad Uzair Lodhi, Waliul Chowdhury, Umar Rahim, Mustafa Rahim
Phenytoin is a medication that is used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy as well as generalized tonic-clonic seizures and status epilepticus. Phenytoin is also considered a class IB antiarrhythmic medication by shortening the duration of the action potential and increasing myocardial conduction. The neurologic adverse effects of phenytoin are well-documented and include altered mental status, ataxia, and nystagmus. Some adverse cardiac manifestations have also been reported, including arrhythmias, hypotension, and respiratory arrest...
February 8, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627297/neuropharmacological-effects-of-essential-oil-from-the-leaves-of-croton-conduplicatus-kunth-and-possible-mechanisms-of-action-involved
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Raimundo Gonçalves de Oliveira Júnior, Christiane Adrielly Alves Ferraz, Juliane Cabral Silva, Roxana Braga de Andrade Teles, Mariana Gama E Silva, Tâmara Coimbra Diniz, Uiliane Soares Dos Santos, Ana Valéria Vieira de Souza, Carlos Eduardo Pereira Nunes, Marcos José Salvador, Vitor Prates Lorenzo, Lucindo José Quintans Junior, Jackson Roberto Guedes da Silva Almeida
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Croton conduplicatus Kunth (Euphorbiaceae) is a Brazilian aromatic medicinal plant, widely known as "quebra-faca". In folk medicine, its leaves and stem-barks are used as a natural analgesic for the treatment of headaches. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, we describe for the first time the neuropharmacological potential of the essential oil obtained from the leaves of Croton conduplicatus (EO) in experimental models of pain, anxiety and insomnia...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626639/assessing-the-real-time-activation-of-the-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-and-the-associated-structural-changes-using-a-fret-biosensor
#16
Ying Liu, Lu-Yao Chen, Hong Zeng, Richard Ward, Nan Wu, Li Ma, Xi Mu, Qiu-Lan Li, Yang Yang, Su An, Xiao-Xi Guo, Qian Hao, Tian-Rui Xu
The cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) is mainly expressed in the nervous system and regulates learning, memory processes, pain and energy metabolism. However, there is no way to directly measure its activation. In this study, we constructed a CB1 intramolecular fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) sensor, which could measure CB1 activation by monitoring structural changes between the third intracellular loop and the C-terminal tail. CB1 agonists induced a time- and concentration-dependent increase in the FRET signal, corresponding to a reduction in the distance between the third intracellular loop and the C-terminal tail...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624642/cannabidiol-regulates-behavioural-alterations-and-gene-expression-changes-induced-by-spontaneous-cannabinoid-withdrawal
#17
Francisco Navarrete, Auxiliadora Aracil-Fernández, Jorge Manzanares
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cannabidiol (CBD) represents a promising therapeutic tool for treating cannabis use disorder (CUD). This study aimed to evaluate the effects of CBD on the behavioural and gene expression alterations induced by spontaneous cannabinoid withdrawal. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Spontaneous cannabinoid withdrawal was evaluated 12 h after cessation of CP-55,940 treatment (0.5 mg·kg-1 /12 h; intraperitoneally (i.p.); 7 days) in C57BL/6J mice. The effects of CBD (5, 10 and 20 mg·kg-1 ; i...
April 6, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622593/transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-8-activation-induces-relaxation-of-pulmonary-artery-by-inhibition-of-store-operated-calcium-entry-in-normoxic-and-chronic-hypoxic-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
#18
Yun-Ping Mu, Da-Cen Lin, Si-Yi Zheng, Hai-Xia Jiao, James Sham, Mo-Jun Lin
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by enhanced vasoconstriction and vascular remodeling, which are attributable to the alteration of Ca2+ homeostasis in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). It is well established that store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) is augmented in PASMCs during PH and it plays crucial roles in PH development. Our previous studies showed that the melastatin-related transient receptor potential 8 (TRPM8) is down-regulated in PASMCs of PH animal models; and activation of TRPM8 causes relaxation of pulmonary arteries (PAs)...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615610/alcohol-exposure-disrupts-mu-opioid-receptor-mediated-long-term-depression-at-insular-cortex-inputs-to-dorsolateral-striatum
#19
Braulio Muñoz, Brandon M Fritz, Fuqin Yin, Brady K Atwood
Drugs of abuse, including alcohol, ablate the expression of specific forms of long-term synaptic depression (LTD) at glutamatergic synapses in dorsal striatum (DS), a brain region involved in goal-directed and habitual behaviors. This loss of LTD is associated with altered DS-dependent behavior. Given the role of the µ-opioid receptor (MOR) in behavioral responding for alcohol, we explored the impact of alcohol on various forms of MOR-mediated synaptic depression that we find are differentially expressed at specific DS synapses...
April 3, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614339/key-gene-co-expression-modules-and-functional-pathways-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-graves-disease
#20
Xiaoqing Shao, Bin Wang, Kaida Mu, Ling Li, Qian Li, Weiwei He, Qiuming Yao, Xi Jia, Jin-An Zhang
Graves' disease (GD) is a common autoimmune thyroid disease characterized by positive thyroid stimulating hormone receptor antibody. To better understand its molecular pathogenesis, we adopted the weighted gene co-expression network analysis to reveal co-expression modules of key genes involved in the pathogenesis of GD, protein-protein interaction network analysis to identify the hub genes related to GD development and functional analyses to explore their possible functions. Our results showed that 1) a total of 2667 differentially expressed genes in our microarray study and 16 different gene co-expression modules were associated with GD, and 2) the most significant module was associated with the percentage of macrophages, T follicular helper cells and CD4+ memory T cells and mainly enriched in immune regulation and immune response...
March 31, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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