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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069585/expression-of-hmgb2-indicates-worse-survival-of-patients-and-is-required-for-the-maintenance-of-warburg-effect-in-pancreatic-cancer
#1
Xin Cai, Hongjian Ding, Yanxia Liu, Gaofeng Pan, Qingguo Li, Zhen Yang, Weiyan Liu
High mobility group proteins (HMGs) are the second most abundant chromatin proteins and exert global genomic functions in the establishment of active or inactive chromatin domains. Through interaction with nucleosomes, transcription factors, nucleosome-remodeling machines and histones, the HMGs family proteins contribute to the fine tuning of transcription in response to rapid environmental changes. Mammalian high mobility group Bs (HMGBs) are characterized by two tandem HMG box domains followed by a long acidic tail...
January 9, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067797/unconventional-pathways-of-secretion-contribute-to-inflammation
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REVIEW
Michael J D Daniels, David Brough
In the conventional pathway of protein secretion, leader sequence-containing proteins leave the cell following processing through the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi body. However, leaderless proteins also enter the extracellular space through mechanisms collectively known as unconventional secretion. Unconventionally secreted proteins often have vital roles in cell and organism function such as inflammation. Amongst the best-studied inflammatory unconventionally secreted proteins are interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-1α, IL-33 and high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1)...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060726/immunogenic-cancer-cell-death-selectively-induced-by-near-infrared-photoimmunotherapy-initiates-host-tumor-immunity
#3
Mikako Ogawa, Yusuke Tomita, Yuko Nakamura, Min-Jung Lee, Sunmin Lee, Saori Tomita, Tadanobu Nagaya, Kazuhide Sato, Toyohiko Yamauchi, Hidenao Iwai, Abhishek Kumar, Timothy Haystead, Hari Shroff, Peter L Choyke, Jane B Trepel, Hisataka Kobayashi
Immunogenic cell death (ICD) is a form of cell death that activates an adaptive immune response against dead-cell-associated antigens. Cancer cells killed via ICD can elicit antitumor immunity. ICD is efficiently induced by near-infrared photo-immunotherapy (NIR-PIT) that selectively kills target-cells on which antibody-photoabsorber conjugates bind and are activated by NIR light exposure. Advanced live cell microscopies showed that NIR-PIT caused rapid and irreversible damage to the cell membrane function leading to swelling and bursting, releasing intracellular components due to the influx of water into the cell...
January 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057209/mechanisms-of-chromatin-remodeling-and-repurposing-during-extracellular-translocation
#4
D S Pisetsky
Chromatin is a highly conserved molecular structure that provides genetic information to regulate cell function. Comprised of DNA, histones and interacting proteins, chromatin is inherently dynamic and subject to remodeling. While usually conceptualized as an intranuclear event, remodeling can also involve extracellular movement. Indeed, chromatin can translocate entirely from the inside to the outside of the cell during cell death processes that include apoptosis, necrosis, and NETosis. During these processes, DNA and proteins can undergo other changes impacting on their activity...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056545/histone-deacetylase-high-mobility-group-box-1-pathway-targeted-by-hypaconitine-suppresses-the-apoptosis-of-endothelial-cells
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Ye Bai, Shaohui Du, Fei Li, Fengyuan Huang, Rudong Deng, Jianhong Zhou, Dongfeng Chen
Hypaconitine is an active component of Aconitum carmichaelii Debx, a Chinese medicinal herb for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, but the mechanism underlying its effect remains elusive. In this study, we found that hypaconitine, rather than aconitum alkaloids in A. carmichaelii (e.g. aconitine, mesaconitine and benzoylaconitine), prevented endothelial cells from damage due to oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) challenge. Cleaved caspase 3 expression in endothelial cells was up-regulated by oxLDL and markedly attenuated by hypaconitine, suggesting that hypaconitine inhibited the oxLDL-induced cell apoptosis...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049142/danger-associated-molecular-patterns-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Carmen Venegas, Michael T Heneka
Pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and endogenous "danger" signals, known as danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), released from cells alert the innate immune system and activate several signal transduction pathways through interactions with the highly conserved pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Both PAMPs and DAMPs directly induce proinflammatory cascades and trigger the formation of the inflammasome, mediating the release of cytokines. Here, we highlight the role of DAMPs, including amyloid β (Aβ), high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), the S100 family proteins, chromogranin A, and nucleic acids, in the innate-immune activation during the course of Alzheimer disease (AD), the most frequent neurodegenerative disorder...
January 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049065/nucleic-acid-scavenging-microfiber-mesh-inhibits-trauma-induced-inflammation-and-thrombosis
#7
Jaewoo Lee, Jennifer G Jackman, Jean Kwun, Miriam Manook, Angelo Moreno, Eric A Elster, Allan D Kirk, Kam W Leong, Bruce A Sullenger
Trauma patients produce a host of danger signals and high levels of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) after cellular injury and tissue damage. These DAMPs are directly and indirectly involved in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory and thrombotic complications in patients with severe injuries. No effective therapeutic agents for the removal of DAMPs from blood or tissue fluid have been developed. Herein, we demonstrated that nucleic acid binding polymers, e.g., polyethylenimine (PEI) and polyamidoamine dendrimers, immobilized onto electrospun microfiber mesh can effectively capture various DAMPs, such as extracellular DNAs and high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1)...
December 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039939/emerging-role-of-hmgb1-in-lung-diseases-friend-or-foe
#8
REVIEW
Junying Ding, Xuran Cui, Qingquan Liu
Lung diseases remain a serious problem for public health. The immune status of the body is considered to be the main influencing factor for the progression of lung diseases. HMGB1 (high-mobility group box 1) emerges as an important molecule of the body immune network. Accumulating data have demonstrated that HMGB1 is crucially implicated in lung diseases and acts as independent biomarker and therapeutic target for related lung diseases. This review provides an overview of updated understanding of HMGB1 structure, release styles, receptors and function...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038946/hmgb1-modulation-in-pancreatic-islets-using-a-cell-permeable-a-box-fragment
#9
Yong Hwa Hwang, Min Jun Kim, Yong-Kyu Lee, Minhyung Lee, Dong Yun Lee
Although pancreatic islet implantation is an attractive strategy for curing diabetes mellitus, implanted cells are immunologically eliminated due to early islet graft loss. One of main issues in early islet graft loss is the secretion of high-mobility group-box-1 (HMGB1) protein from the damaged islet cells, which is known as a cytokine-like factor. Therefore, regulating the activity of HMGB1 protein offers an alternative strategy for improving outcomes of islet cell therapy. To this end, we first demonstrated that HMGB1 protein could be bound to its A-box fragment (HMGB1 A-box) with higher binding affinity, resembling anti-HMGB1 antibody...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036116/hmgb1-down-regulation-mediates-terameprocol-vascular-anti-proliferative-effect-in-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension
#10
Rita Nogueira-Ferreira, Manuel J Ferreira-Pinto, Ana Filipa Silva, Rui Vitorino, Joana Justino, Raquel Costa, Daniel Moreira-Gonçalves, Jean-François Quignard, Thomas Ducret, Jean-Pierre Savineau, Adelino F Leite-Moreira, Rita Ferreira, Tiago Henriques-Coelho
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease with a poor prognosis. Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) play a crucial role in PAH pathophysiology, displaying a hyperproliferative and apoptotic-resistant phenotype. In the present study, we evaluated the potential therapeutic role of terameprocol (TMP), an inhibitor of cellular proliferation and promoter of apoptosis, in a well-established pre-clinical model of PAH induced by monocrotaline (MCT) and studied the biological pathways modulated by TMP in PASMCs...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033959/assessment-of-binding-properties-of-actinomycin-d-to-21nt-dna-segment-of-hmgb1-gene-promoter-using-spectroscopic-and-calorimetric-techniques
#11
Neelam Lohani, Himanshu Narayan Singh, Moganty R Rajeswari
HMGB1 (High mobility group box 1) protein has been an attractive therapeutic target for drug designing in various human cancers and inflammatory diseases. Overexpression of HMGB1 has been associated with all the seven hallmark of cancer. Actinomycin -D (Act-D) is a classical anticancer drug that binds GC-rich DNA with high affinity to cause transcription inhibition. In the present study we utilized the 21 nucleotide G rich DNA fragment in the regulatory region of hmgb1 gene for its ability to bind with Act-D...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028363/c5a-c5ar-pathway-is-essential-for-up-regulating-sphk1-expression-through-p38-mapk-activation-in-acute-liver-failure
#12
Yan-Chang Lei, Chun-Lei Lu, Ling Chen, Ke Ge, Ling-Ling Yang, Wen Li, Yuan-Hua Wu
AIM: To investigate the role of the complement 5a (C5a)/C5a receptor (C5aR) pathway in the pathogenesis of acute liver failure (ALF) in a mouse model. METHODS: BALB/c mice were randomly assigned to different groups, and intraperitoneal injections of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/D-galactosamine (D-GalN) (600 mg/kg and 10 μg/kg) were used to induce ALF. The Kaplan-Meier method was used for survival analysis. Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, at different time points within a 1-wk period, were detected with a biochemistry analyzer...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027393/the-self-association-of-hmgb1-and-its-possible-role-in-the-binding-to-dna-and-cell-membrane-receptors
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REVIEW
Wresti L Anggayasti, Ricardo L Mancera, Steve Bottomley, Erik Helmerhorst
HMGB1, a chromatin protein, interacts with DNA and controls gene expression. However, when HMGB1 is released from apoptotic or damaged cells it triggers pro-inflammatory reactions by interacting with various receptors, mainly RAGE and TLRs. The self-association of HMGB1 has been found to be crucial for its DNA-related biological functions. It is influenced by several factors, such as ionic strength, pH, specific divalent metal cations, redox environment and acetylation. This self-association may also play a role in the interaction with RAGE and TLRs and the concomitant inflammatory responses...
December 27, 2016: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025989/microrna-142-3p-inhibits-hypoxia-reoxygenation%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-and-fibrosis-of-cardiomyocytes-by-targeting-high-mobility-group-box%C3%A2-1
#14
Yi Wang, Min Ouyang, Qiong Wang, Zaijin Jian
Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury may cause the apoptosis of cardiomyocytes as well as cardiac fibrosis, which is characterized as the transdifferentiation of fibroblasts to myofibroblasts and collagen deposition. MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) have been demonstrated to be involved in myocardial I/R injury. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains largely unclear. In the present study, mouse cardiomyocyte M6200 cells were treated with hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R). Our data indicated that H/R treatment led to cell apoptosis, the increased expression of fibrosis‑related proteins, namely collagen I, II, III, and fibronectin, as well as the downregulation of miR-142-3p in M6200 cells...
November 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025045/a-novel-role-for-nhp6-proteins-in-histone-gene-regulation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#15
Diletta Durano, Andrea Lukacs, Francesca Di Felice, Gioacchino Micheli, Giorgio Camilloni
Maintaining a stable and balanced histone pool is of paramount importance for genome stability and fine regulation of DNA replication and transcription. This involves a complex regulatory machinery, exploiting transcription factors as well as histone chaperones, chromatin remodelers and modifiers. The functional details of this machinery are as yet unclear. Previous studies report histone decrease in mammalian and yeast HMGB family mutants. In this study we find that Nhp6 proteins, the S. cerevisiae HMGB1 homologues, control histone gene expression by affecting nucleosome stability at regulative regions of the histone clusters...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024939/rage-deficiency-alleviates-aortic-valve-calcification-in-apoe-mice-via-the-inhibition-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#16
Bo Wang, Zhejun Cai, Baoqing Liu, Zongtao Liu, Xianming Zhou, Nianguo Dong, Fei Li
Receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress have been shown to be involved in calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). However, the association between RAGE and ER stress remains unknown in the pathogenesis of CAVD. The current study aims to test the hypothesis that RAGE deficiency alleviates aortic valve calcification via the inhibition of ER stress. Up-regulation of RAGE and ER stress markers in calcified human aortic valves were confirmed by immunoblotting. Aortic valve calcification was evaluated in atherosclerotic prone ApoE(-/-) mice or in mice with dual deficiencies of ApoE and RAGE (ApoE(-/-)RAGE(-/-)) fed with high cholesterol diet for 24weeks...
December 24, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024504/-significance-of-plasma-hmgb1-ifn-%C3%AE-il-4-and-tlr4-expression-on-cd4-t-cell-surface-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
#17
Xin Dai, Wen-Qian Li, Jian-Ping Li, Jian-Ming Feng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of plasma HMGB1, IFN-γ, IL-4 and CD4(+)T cell surface TLR4 expression on the immune thrombocytopenia(ITP). METHODS: Twenty-five patients diagnosed as ITP in our hospital from October 2014 to October 2015, and 20 healthy persons as controls were selected. The ELISA was used to detect the plasma levels of HMGB1, IFN-γ and IL-4 in 2 groups; the flow cytometry was used to detect the expression level of TLR4 on the surface of CD4(+) cells...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018345/increased-toll-like-receptors-activity-and-tlr-ligands-in-patients-with-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
#18
Shiqiao Peng, Chenyan Li, Xinyi Wang, Xin Liu, Cheng Han, Ting Jin, Shanshan Liu, Xiaowen Zhang, Hanyi Zhang, Xue He, Xiaochen Xie, Xiaohui Yu, Chuyuan Wang, Ling Shan, Chenling Fan, Zhongyan Shan, Weiping Teng
OBJECTIVE: Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is an organ-specific disorder due to the interplay between environmental and genetic factors. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are pattern recognition receptors expressed abundantly on monocytes. There is a paucity of data on TLR expression in AITD. The aim of this study was to examine TLR expression, activation, ligands, and downstream signaling adaptors in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) extracted from untreated AITD patients and healthy controls...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012970/isoliquiritigenin-inhibits-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-release-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-through-activation-of-hdac-in-human-intestinal-epithelial-ht-29-cells
#19
Jin-Hua Chi, Geom Seog Seo, Jae Hee Cheon, Sung Hee Lee
The suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokine-induced inflammation responses is an attractive pharmacological target for the development of therapeutic strategies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In the present study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory properties of flavonoid isoliquiritigenin (ISL) in intestinal epithelial cells and determined its mechanism of action. ISL suppressed the expression of inflammatory molecules, including IL-8, IL-1β and COX-2, in TNF-α-stimulated HT-29 cells. Moreover, ISL induced activation of Nrf2 and expression of its target genes, such as HO-1 and NQO1...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012822/hmgb1-rage-axis-promotes-autophagy-and-protects-keratinocytes-from-ultraviolet-radiation-induced-cell-death
#20
Kuanhou Mou, Wei Liu, Dan Han, Pan Li
BACKGROUND: The primary cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. Keratinocytes are the predominant cell type in the epidermis and form a barrier against environmental damage, especially from UV light irradiation. Autophagy is a self-digestion mechanism for energy homeostasis at critical times during development and as a response to stress. High-mobility group protein 1 (HMGB1) is a highly conserved nuclear protein that is associated with cell autophagy. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of HMGB1 in keratinocytes exposed to UV irradiation and its regulation of keratinocyte autophagy...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
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