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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402859/protein-kinase-c-epsilon-cooperates-with-pten-loss-for-prostate-tumorigenesis-through-the-cxcl13-cxcr5-pathway
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Rachana Garg, Jorge M Blando, Carlos J Perez, Martin C Abba, Fernando Benavides, Marcelo G Kazanietz
PKCε, an oncogenic member of the PKC family, is aberrantly overexpressed in epithelial cancers. To date, little is known about functional interactions of PKCε with other genetic alterations, as well as the effectors contributing to its tumorigenic and metastatic phenotype. Here, we demonstrate that PKCε cooperates with the loss of the tumor suppressor Pten for the development of prostate cancer in a mouse model. Mechanistic analysis revealed that PKCε overexpression and Pten loss individually and synergistically upregulate the production of the chemokine CXCL13, which involves the transcriptional activation of the CXCL13 gene via the non-canonical nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) pathway...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382133/the-controversial-role-of-phospholipase-c-epsilon-plc%C3%AE%C2%B5-in-cancer-development-and-progression
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REVIEW
Anna Tyutyunnykova, Gennady Telegeev, Anna Dubrovska
The phospholipase C (PLC) enzymes are important regulators of membrane phospholipid metabolism. PLC proteins can be activated by the receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) or G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) in response to the different extracellular stimuli including hormones and growth factors. Activated PLC enzymes hydrolyze phosphoinositides to increase the intracellular level of Ca(2+) and produce diacylglycerol, which are important mediators of the intracellular signaling transduction. PLC family includes 13 isozymes belonging to 6 subfamilies according to their domain structures and functions...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330073/cladosporium-cladosporioides-from-the-perspectives-of-medical-and-biotechnological-approaches
#3
REVIEW
Manaf AlMatar, Essam A Makky
Fungi are important natural product sources that have enormous potential for the production of novel compounds for use in pharmacology, agricultural applications and industry. Compared with other natural sources such as plants, fungi are highly diverse but understudied. However, research on Cladosporium cladosporioides revealed the existence of bioactive products such as p-methylbenzoic acid, ergosterol peroxide (EP) and calphostin C as well as enzymes including pectin methylesterase (PME), polygalacturonase (PG) and chlorpyrifos hydrolase...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299349/gabapentin-inhibits-protein-kinase-c-epsilon-translocation-in-cultured-sensory-neurons-with-additive-effects-when-coapplied-with-paracetamol-acetaminophen
#4
Vittorio Vellani, Chiara Giacomoni
Gabapentin is a well-established anticonvulsant drug which is also effective for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Although the exact mechanism leading to relief of allodynia and hyperalgesia caused by neuropathy is not known, the blocking effect of gabapentin on voltage-dependent calcium channels has been proposed to be involved. In order to further evaluate its analgesic mechanisms, we tested the efficacy of gabapentin on protein kinase C epsilon (PKCε) translocation in cultured peripheral neurons isolated from rat dorsal root ganglia (DRGs)...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056995/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-activation-and-coevolution-of-its-%C3%AE%C2%B5pkc-mediated-phosphorylation-sites
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Aishwarya Nene, Che-Hong Chen, Marie-Hélène Disatnik, Leslie Cruz, Daria Mochly-Rosen
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) is a key enzyme for the metabolism of many toxic aldehydes such as acetaldehyde, derived from alcohol drinking, and 4HNE, an oxidative stress-derived lipid peroxidation aldehyde. Post-translational enhancement of ALDH2 activity can be achieved by serine/threonine phosphorylation by epsilon protein kinase C (εPKC). Elevated ALDH2 is beneficial in reducing injury following myocardial infarction, stroke and other oxidative stress and aldehyde toxicity-related diseases...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974241/a2b-adenosine-receptors-stimulate-il-6-production-in-primary-murine-microglia-through-p38-mapk-kinase-pathway
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Stefania Merighi, Serena Bencivenni, Fabrizio Vincenzi, Katia Varani, Pier Andrea Borea, Stefania Gessi
The hallmark of neuroinflammation is the activation of microglia, the immunocompetent cells of the CNS, releasing a number of proinflammatory mediators implicated in the pathogenesis of neuronal diseases. Adenosine is an ubiquitous autacoid regulating several microglia functions through four receptor subtypes named A1, A2A, A2B and A3 (ARs), that represent good targets to suppress inflammation occurring in CNS. Here we investigated the potential role of ARs in the modulation of IL-6 secretion and cell proliferation in primary microglial cells...
December 11, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919679/regulation-of-protein-kinase-c-epsilon-and-its-age-dependence
#7
Chen Kang, Jingping Qin, Wil Osei, Keli Hu
Protein kinase C (PKC) is an important mediator in the cardioprotection of ischemic preconditioning and has been shown to translocate to mitochondria upon activation. However, little is known about the cellular signaling underlying the translocation of PKC isoforms to mitochondria and its age-dependence. The present study aimed to explore whether adenosine-induced translocation of PKCε to mitochondria is mediated by caveolin-3 and/or adenosine A2B receptor/PI3 kinase mediated signaling, and whether the mitochondrial targeting of PKCε is age-related...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793751/phospholipase-d1-modulates-protein-kinase-c-epsilon-in-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells-during-inflammatory-response
#8
Paula E Tenconi, Norma M Giusto, Gabriela A Salvador, Melina V Mateos
Inflammation is a key factor in the pathogenesis of several retinal diseases. In view of the essential role of the retinal pigment epithelium in visual function, elucidating the molecular mechanisms elicited by inflammation in this tissue could provide new insights for the treatment of retinal diseases. The aim of the present work was to study protein kinase C signaling and its modulation by phospholipases D in ARPE-19 cells exposed to lipopolysaccharide. This bacterial endotoxin induced protein kinase C-α/βII phosphorylation and protein kinase-ε translocation to the plasma membrane in ARPE-19 cells...
December 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784673/silencing-c-myc-translation-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-through-targeting-pi3k%C3%AE-and-ck1%C3%AE%C2%B5-in-hematological-malignancies
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Changchun Deng, Mark R Lipstein, Luigi Scotto, Xavier O Jirau Serrano, Michael A Mangone, Shirong Li, Jeremie Vendome, Yun Hao, Xiaoming Xu, Shi-Xian Deng, Ronald B Realubit, Nicholas P Tatonetti, Charles Karan, Suzanne Lentzsch, David A Fruman, Barry Honig, Donald W Landry, Owen A O'Connor
Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) and the proteasome pathway are both involved in activating the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR). Because mTOR signaling is required for initiation of messenger RNA translation, we hypothesized that cotargeting the PI3K and proteasome pathways might synergistically inhibit translation of c-Myc. We found that a novel PI3K δ isoform inhibitor TGR-1202, but not the approved PI3Kδ inhibitor idelalisib, was highly synergistic with the proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib in lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma cell lines and primary lymphoma and leukemia cells...
January 5, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771708/morphine-postconditioning-protects-against-reperfusion-injury-the-role-of-protein-kinase-c-epsilon-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-and-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pores
#10
Zuolei Chen, Donat R Spahn, Xuewei Zhang, Yingzhi Liu, Haichen Chu, Zhongkai Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the implications of protein kinase C-epsilon (PKCε), Extracellular Signal-regulated Kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) in myocardial protection induced by morphine postconditioning (MpostC). METHODS: The isolated rat hearts were randomly assigned into one of eight groups. Hearts in time control (TC) group were constantly perfused for 105min. Hearts in ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) group were subjected to 45 min of ischemia followed by 1 h of reperfusion...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737678/effect-of-helium-pre-or-postconditioning-on-signal-transduction-kinases-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
#11
Kirsten F Smit, Daniel Brevoord, Stefan De Hert, Bas A de Mol, Raphaela P Kerindongo, Susan van Dieren, Wolfgang S Schlack, Markus W Hollmann, Nina C Weber, Benedikt Preckel
BACKGROUND: The noble gas helium induces pre- and postconditioning in animals and humans. Volatile anesthetics induce cardioprotection in humans undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We hypothesized that helium induces pre- and postconditioning in CABG-patients, affecting signaling molecules protein kinase C-epsilon (PKC-ε), p38 mitogen activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK-1/2) and heat shock protein 27 (HSP-27) within cardiac tissue, and reducing postoperative troponin levels...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717316/a-rare-c-183_187dupctcac-mutation-of-the-acetylcholine-receptor-chrne-gene-in-a-south-asian-female-with-congenital-myasthenic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Thashi Chang, Judith Cossins, David Beeson
BACKGROUND: Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMSs) occur as a result of genetic mutations that cause aberrations in structure and/or function of proteins involved in neuromuscular transmission. Acetylcholine receptor epsilon (ε) subunit (CHRNE) gene mutations account for about 30-50 % of genetically diagnosed cases. We report a rare CHRNE gene mutation in a South Asian female with CMS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 17-year-old Maldivian female presented with bilateral partial ptosis, fatigable proximal muscle weakness and slurring of speech noted since the age of 2 years...
October 7, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648441/diazoxide-attenuates-postresuscitation-brain-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-asphyxial-cardiac-arrest-by-opening-mitochondrial-atp-sensitive-potassium-channels
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Haidong Wu, Peng Wang, Yi Li, Manhui Wu, Jiali Lin, Zitong Huang
Objective. We investigated whether and how diazoxide can attenuate brain injury after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by selective opening of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium (mitoKATP) channels. Methods. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats with induced cerebral ischemia (n = 10 per group) received an intraperitoneal injection of 0.1% dimethyl sulfoxide (1 mL; vehicle group), diazoxide (10 mg/kg; DZ group), or diazoxide (10 mg/kg) plus 5-hydroxydecanoate (5 mg/kg; DZ + 5-HD group) 30 min after CPR...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643942/cardiac-connexin-43-and-pkc-signaling-in-rats-with-altered-thyroid-status-without-and-with-omega-3-fatty-acids-intake
#14
B Szeiffová Bačová, T Egan Beňová, C Viczenczová, T Soukup, H Rauchová, S Pavelka, V Knezl, M Barančík, N Tribulová
Thyroid hormones are powerful modulators of heart function and susceptibility to arrhythmias via both genomic and non-genomic actions. We aimed to explore expression of electrical coupling protein connexin-43 (Cx43) in the heart of rats with altered thyroid status and impact of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3) supplementation. Adult male Lewis rats were divided into following six groups: euthyroid controls, hyperthyroid (treated with T(3)) and hypothyroid (treated with methimazol) with or without six-weeks lasting supplementation with omega-3 (20 mg/100 g/day)...
September 19, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622505/the-matrix-protein-of-nipah-virus-targets-the-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-trim6-to-inhibit-the-ikk%C3%AE%C2%B5-kinase-mediated-type-i-ifn-antiviral-response
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Preeti Bharaj, Yao E Wang, Brian E Dawes, Tatyana E Yun, Arnold Park, Benjamin Yen, Christopher F Basler, Alexander N Freiberg, Benhur Lee, Ricardo Rajsbaum
For efficient replication, viruses have developed mechanisms to evade innate immune responses, including the antiviral type-I interferon (IFN-I) system. Nipah virus (NiV), a highly pathogenic member of the Paramyxoviridae family (genus Henipavirus), is known to encode for four P gene-derived viral proteins (P/C/W/V) with IFN-I antagonist functions. Here we report that NiV matrix protein (NiV-M), which is important for virus assembly and budding, can also inhibit IFN-I responses. IFN-I production requires activation of multiple signaling components including the IκB kinase epsilon (IKKε)...
September 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586455/activating-mu-opioid-receptors-in-the-spinal-cord-mediates-the-cardioprotective-effect-of-remote-preconditioning-of-trauma
#16
Bin Mei, Wanhong Li, Xinqi Cheng, Xuesheng Liu, Erwei Gu, Ye Zhang
BACKGROUND: Remote precoditioning of trauma (RPCT) confers cardioprotective effects against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury, which are mediated by spinal opioid receptors. The aim of this study was to identify the roles of opioid receptor subtypes in the cardioprotective effect of RPCT and possible mechanisms. METHODS: In this study, 192 Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated to 12 groups. Except for the sham group, rats in all groups were subjected to myocardial ischemia reperfusion...
September 2, 2016: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573736/pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5-mediates-resistin-induced-nadph-oxidase-activation-and-inflammation-leading-to-smooth-muscle-cell-dysfunction-and-intimal-hyperplasia
#17
Gayatri Raghuraman, Mary C Zuniga, Hai Yuan, Wei Zhou
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Resistin has been implicated in cardiovascular disease and poor interventional cardiovascular outcomes. Previous studies by our group demonstrated resistin promoted vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) migration through protein kinase C epsilon (PKCε) pathways, while few others showed that resistin induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in various cell types. In this study, we aim to systemically examine the functional role of resistin at the cellular and tissue levels as well as the potential mechanistic relationship between resistin-induced PKCε activation and ROS production...
October 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546836/protein-kinase-c%C3%A9-activity-regulates-mglur5-surface-expression-in-the-rat-nucleus-accumbens
#18
Marek Schwendt, M Foster Olive
Type 5 metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR5) activate protein kinase C (PKC) via coupling to Gαq/11 protein signaling. We have previously demonstrated that the epsilon isoform of PKC (PKCɛ) is a critical downstream target of mGluR5 in regulating behavioral and biochemical responses to alcohol. Recent evidence suggests that PKC-mediated phosphorylation of mGluR5 can lead to receptor desensitization and internalization. We therefore sought to examine the specific involvement of PKCɛ in the regulation of mGluR5 surface expression in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), a key regulator of alcohol-associated behaviors...
April 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499186/marked-sexual-dimorphism-in-the-role-of-the-ryanodine-receptor-in-a-model-of-pain-chronification-in-the-rat
#19
Luiz F Ferrari, Eugen V Khomula, Dionéia Araldi, Jon D Levine
Hyperalgesic priming, an estrogen dependent model of the transition to chronic pain, produced by agonists at receptors that activate protein kinase C epsilon (PKCε), occurs in male but not in female rats. However, activation of second messengers downstream of PKCε, such as the ryanodine receptor, induces priming in both sexes. Since estrogen regulates intracellular calcium, we investigated the interaction between estrogen and ryanodine in the susceptibility to develop priming in females. The lowest dose of ryanodine able to induce priming in females (1 pg) is 1/100,000(th) that needed in males (100 ng), an effect dependent on the activation of ryanodine receptors...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461137/the-role-of-epsilon-pkc-in-acute-and-chronic-diseases-possible-pharmacological-implications-of-its-modulators
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REVIEW
Barbara Capuani, Francesca Pacifici, Donatella Pastore, Raffaele Palmirotta, Giulia Donadel, Roberto Arriga, Alfonso Bellia, Nicola Di Daniele, Paola Rogliani, Pasquale Abete, Paolo Sbraccia, Fiorella Guadagni, Davide Lauro, David Della-Morte
Epsilon Protein kinase C (εPCK) is a particular kinase that, when activated, is able to protect against different stress injuries and therefore has been proposed to be a potential molecular target against acute and chronic diseases. Particular attention has been focused on εPCK for its involvement in the protective mechanism of Ischemic Preconditioning (IPC), a powerful endogenous mechanism characterized by subthreshold ischemic insults able to protect organs against ischemic injury. Therefore, in the past decades several εPCK modulators have been tested with the object to emulate εPCK mediate protection...
September 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
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