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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240311/systemic-changes-in-photosynthesis-and-ros-homeostasis-in-shoots-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-infected-with-beet-cyst-nematode-heterodera-schachtii
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Mateusz Labudda, Elżbieta Różańska, Weronika Czarnocka, Mirosław Sobczak, Jolanta Maria Dzik
Photosynthetic efficiency and redox homeostasis are important for plant physiological processes during regular development as well as defence responses. The second-stage juveniles of the Heterodera schachtii, induce syncytial feeding sites in host roots. To ascertain whether development of the syncytia alters photosynthesis and metabolism of ROS, chlorophyll a fluorescence measurements and antioxidant responses were studied in Arabidopsis thaliana shoots at the day of inoculation and at 3, 7 and 15 days post-inoculation (dpi)...
December 14, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240051/influence-of-autophagy-on-the-genesis-and-development-of-atherosclerosis-and-its-risk-factors
#2
M A Sazonova, V V Sinev, V P Karagodin, A I Ryzhkova, E V Galitsyna, V A Barinova, R I Zelinyĭ, N A Nikitina, A N Orekhov
Autophagy is a highly conservative process of degeneration during which intracellular components including soluble macromolecules (e. g., nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) and dysfunctional organelles (e. g., mitochondria, peroxisomes, and the endoplasmatic reticulum) are degraded by a lysosome. Autophagy serves as a dynamic system of recycling proving cells with energy and building components. Because of it in cells of an organism new proteins and membranes can form contributing to survival of the individual under starvation conditions...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239022/fndc5-knockdown-induced-suppression-of-mitochondrial-integrity-and-significantly-decreased-cardiac-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#3
Shima Nazem, Farzaneh Rabiee, Kmaran Ghaedi, Sadegh Babashah, Majid Sadeghizadeh, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
Fibronectin type III domain-containing 5 protein (Fndc5) is a glycosylated protein with elevated expression in high energy demanded tissues as heart, brain and muscle. It has been shown that upregulation of Fndc5 is regulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1 alpha (PGC-1α), which is known as a master regulator of mitochondrial function and biogenesis. Also, our group indicated that Fndc5 expression increases gradually during cardiac differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238727/glycyrrhizic-acid-prevents-diabetic-nephropathy-by-activating-ampk-sirt1-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-in-db-db-mice
#4
Shaozhang Hou, Ting Zhang, Yuan Li, Fengying Guo, Xiu Jin
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) is an effective inhibitor of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. We investigated the role of GA in the progression of renal injury in DN. Albumin (Alb)/creatinine (crea) levels were significantly lower, and renal histopathology was attenuated in the diabetic db/db mice that were treated with GA (15 mg/kg via intraperitoneal injection) once per day for eight weeks. These changes were associated with significantly lower levels of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) expression...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237346/arachidonic-acid-reverses-xanthohumol-induced-insufficiency-in-a-human-first-trimester-extravillous-trophoblast-cell-line-htr-8-svneo-cells
#5
Ana Correia-Branco, Elisa Keating, Fátima Martel
We previously described a negative effect of xanthohumol (XN) upon placentation-related processes. We aimed to better characterize this effect by investigating the effect of XN upon the uptake of arachidonic acid (ARA), a crucial nutrient during pregnancy, by the HTR-8/SVneo human first-trimester extravillous trophoblast cell line and its relationship with the negative effect of XN upon placentation-related processes. Uptake of 14C-ARA (100 nM) was time dependent and inhibited by short-term (26 minutes) or long-term (24 hours) exposure to XN...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236749/transcriptomic-analysis-of-chicken-myozenin-3-regulation-reveals-its-potential-role-in-cell-proliferation
#6
Maosen Ye, Fei Ye, Liutao He, Bin Luo, Fuling Yang, Can Cui, Xiaoling Zhao, Huadong Yin, Diyan Li, Hengyong Xu, Yan Wang, Qing Zhu
Embryonic muscle development and fibre type differentiation has always been a topic of great importance due to its impact on both human health and farm animal financial values. Myozenin3 (Myoz3) is an important candidate gene that may regulate these processes. In the current study, we knocked down and overexpressed Myoz3 in chicken embryonic fibroblasts (CEFs) and chicken myoblasts, then utilized RNA-seq technology to screen genes, pathways and biological processes associated with Myoz3. Multiple differentially expressed genes were identified, including MYH10, MYLK2, NFAM1, MYL4, MYL9, PDZLIM1; those can in turn regulate each other and influence the development of muscle fibres...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235891/lipid-biomarkers-for-the-peroxisomal-and-lysosomal-disorders-their-formation-metabolism-and-measurement
#7
Ryuichi Mashima, Masamitsu Maekawa
Lipid biomarkers play important roles in the diagnosis of and monitoring of treatment in peroxisomal disorders and lysosomal storage disorders. Today, a variety of lipids, including very long chain fatty acids, glycolipids, bile acids and the oxidation products of cholesterol, have been considered as biomarkers for these disorders. In this brief review, the authors summarized the recent advances regarding these lipid biomarkers in terms of their formation, metabolism and measurement in these disorders. An understanding of these biomarkers will offer a key to the development of novel diagnoses and help create more effective therapies in the future...
December 13, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234590/an-integrative-analysis-of-dna-methylation-in-osteosarcoma
#8
Jie Xu, Deng Li, Zhiqing Cai, Yingbin Zhang, Yulin Huang, Baohua Su, Ruofan Ma
Background: The study aimed to analyze aberrantly methylated genes, relevant pathways and transcription factors (TFs) in osteosarcoma (OS) development. Methods: Based on the DNA methylation microarray data GSE36002 that were downloaded from GEO database, the differentially methylated genes in promoter regions were identified between OS and normal samples. Pathway and function enrichment analyses of differentially methylated genes was performed. Subsequently, protein-protein interaction (PPI) network was constructed, followed by identification of cancer-associated differentially methylated genes and significant differentially methylated TFs...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233982/cacul1-reciprocally-regulates-sirt1-and-lsd1-to-repress-ppar%C3%AE-and-inhibit-adipogenesis
#9
Min Jun Jang, Ui-Hyun Park, Jeong Woo Kim, Hanbyeul Choi, Soo-Jong Um, Eun-Joo Kim
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is the master regulator of adipocyte differentiation and is closely linked to the development of obesity. Despite great progress in elucidating the transcriptional network of PPARγ, epigenetic regulation of this pathway by histone modification remains elusive. Here, we found that CDK2-associated cullin 1 (CACUL1), identified as a novel SIRT1 interacting protein, directly bound to PPARγ through the co-repressor nuclear receptor (CoRNR) box 2 and repressed the transcriptional activity and adipogenic potential of PPARγ...
December 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233935/ligand-dependent-interaction-of-ppar%C3%AE-with-t-cell-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-45-enhances-insulin-signaling
#10
Taesik Yoo, Sun Ah Ham, Won Jin Lee, Seon In Hwang, Jin-A Park, Jung Seok Hwang, Jinwoo Hur, Ho-Chul Shin, Sung Gu Han, Chi-Ho Lee, Dong Wook Han, Kyung Shin Paek, Han Geuk Seo
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) δ plays a pivotal role in metabolic homeostasis through its effect on insulin signaling. Although diverse genomic actions of PPARδ are postulated, the specific molecular mechanisms whereby PPARδ controls insulin signaling have not been fully elucidated. We demonstrate here that short-term activation of PPARδ results in formation of a stable complex with nuclear T cell protein tyrosine phosphatase 45 (TCPTP45) isoform. This interaction of PPARδ with TCPTP45 blocked translocation of TCPTP45 into the cytoplasm, thereby preventing its interaction with the insulin receptor, which inhibits insulin signaling...
December 12, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233878/host-pathogen-interactions-and-subversion-of-autophagy
#11
REVIEW
David G McEwan
Macroautophagy ('autophagy'), is the process by which cells can form a double-membraned vesicle that encapsulates material to be degraded by the lysosome. This can include complex structures such as damaged mitochondria, peroxisomes, protein aggregates and large swathes of cytoplasm that can not be processed efficiently by other means of degradation. Recycling of amino acids and lipids through autophagy allows the cell to form intracellular pools that aid survival during periods of stress, including growth factor deprivation, amino acid starvation or a depleted oxygen supply...
December 12, 2017: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232851/a-novel-prebiotic-blend-product-prevents-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-mice-by-improving-gut-microbiota-and-modulating-immune-response
#12
Qian Chen, Yiping Ren, Jihong Lu, Mark Bartlett, Lei Chen, Yan Zhang, Xiaokui Guo, Chang Liu
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder yet it still lacks effective prevention therapies. The aim of this study is to determine whether a novel prebiotic blend (PB) composed of fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), galactooligosaccharide (GOS), inulin and anthocyanins could be effective in preventing the development of IBS. We explored the possible mechanisms both in animal and in cells. Post-infectious IBS models in C57BL/6 mice were established and were pretreated with the PB, PB and probiotic strains 8 weeks in advance of infection...
December 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230719/resveratrol-and-or-exercise-training-counteract-aging-associated-decline-of-physical-endurance-in-aged-mice-targeting-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-function
#13
Marwa Hassan Muhammad, Mona Maher Allam
Mitochondrial dysfunction and decreased mitochondrial content are hallmarks of aging that leads to decreased physical endurance. Our aim was to explore the anti-aging effect of resveratrol (RSVT) supplementation, a polyphenol, and/or exercise training, started at an older age, on improving physical activity, therefore, help in frailty avoidance and promotion of healthy aging in elderly. Eighteen-month-old aged mice received RSVT (15 mg/kg/day) and/or exercise trained for 4 weeks showed significant longer time to exhaustion with decreased blood lactate and free fatty acids levels associated with improved oxidative stress evidenced by decreased gastrocnemius muscle lipid peroxidation and increased antioxidant enzymes activities, catalase and superoxide dismutase, when compared to aged mice control group...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230425/neuroprotective-potential-of-gentongping-in-rat-model-of-cervical-spondylotic-radiculopathy-targeting-ppar-%C3%AE-pathway
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Wen Sun, Kang Zheng, Bin Liu, Danping Fan, Hui Luo, Xiaoyuan Qu, Li Li, Xiaojuan He, Jianfeng Yi, Cheng Lu
Cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR) is the most general form of spinal degenerative disease and is characterized by pain and numbness of the neck and arm. Gentongping (GTP) granule, as a classical Chinese patent medicine, has been widely used in curing CSR, whereas the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the pharmacological mechanisms of GTP on CSR. The rat model of CSR was induced by spinal cord injury (SCI). Our results showed that GTP could significantly alleviate spontaneous pain as well as ameliorate gait...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230238/fluid-retention-caused-by-rosiglitazone-is-related-to-increases-in-aqp2-and-%C3%AE-enac-membrane-expression
#15
Jinghua Xu, Mingyue Pan, Xiaoli Wang, Lishi Xu, Lanfang Li, Cheng Xu
Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) is a ligand-activated transcription factor of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily. The decreased phosphorylation of PPARγ due to rosiglitazone (ROS) is the main reason for the increased insulin sensitivity caused by this antidiabetic drug. However, there is no clear evidence whether the nuclear translocation of p-PPARγ stimulated by ROS is related to fluid retention. It is also unclear whether the translocation of p-PPARγ is associated with the change of aquaporin-2 (AQP2) and epithelial sodium channel α subunit (αENaC) in membranes, cytoplasm, and nucleus...
2017: PPAR Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229843/machine-learning-shows-association-between-genetic-variability-in-pparg-and-cerebral-connectivity-in-preterm-infants
#16
Michelle L Krishnan, Zi Wang, Paul Aljabar, Gareth Ball, Ghazala Mirza, Alka Saxena, Serena J Counsell, Joseph V Hajnal, Giovanni Montana, A David Edwards
Preterm infants show abnormal structural and functional brain development, and have a high risk of long-term neurocognitive problems. The molecular and cellular mechanisms involved are poorly understood, but novel methods now make it possible to address them by examining the relationship between common genetic variability and brain endophenotype. We addressed the hypothesis that variability in the Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor (PPAR) pathway would be related to brain development. We employed machine learning in an unsupervised, unbiased, combined analysis of whole-brain diffusion tractography together with genomewide, single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based genotypes from a cohort of 272 preterm infants, using Sparse Reduced Rank Regression (sRRR) and correcting for ethnicity and age at birth and imaging...
December 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226071/structural-enzymology-comparisons-of-multifunctional-enzyme-type-1-mfe1-the-flexibility-of-its-dehydrogenase-part
#17
Prasad Kasaragod, Getnet B Midekessa, Shruthi Sridhar, Werner Schmitz, Tiila-Riikka Kiema, Jukka K Hiltunen, Rik K Wierenga
Multifunctional enzyme, type-1 (MFE1) is a monomeric enzyme with a 2E-enoyl-CoA hydratase and a 3S-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (HAD) active site. Enzyme kinetic data of rat peroxisomal MFE1 show that the catalytic efficiencies for converting the short-chain substrate 2E-butenoyl-CoA into acetoacetyl-CoA are much lower when compared with those of the homologous monofunctional enzymes. The mode of binding of acetoacetyl-CoA (to the hydratase active site) and the very similar mode of binding of NAD + and NADH (to the HAD part) are described and compared with those of their monofunctional counterparts...
December 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225614/new-transcriptional-reporters-to-quantify-and-monitor-ppar%C3%AE-activity
#18
Séverine A Degrelle, Hussein Shoaito, Thierry Fournier
The peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-γ (PPARγ) is a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily that plays a critical role in diverse biological processes, including adipogenesis, lipid metabolism, and placental development. To study the activity of PPARγ, we constructed two new reporter genes: a fluorescent GFP-tagged histone-2B (PPRE-H2B-eGFP) and a secreted nanoluciferase (PPRE-pNL1.3[secNluc]). This study demonstrates their usage to monitor PPARγ activity in different cell types and screen for PPARγ's potential ligands...
2017: PPAR Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225604/transcriptional-regulation-of-t-cell-lipid-metabolism-implications-for-plasma-membrane-lipid-rafts-and-t-cell-function
#19
REVIEW
George A Robinson, Kirsty E Waddington, Ines Pineda-Torra, Elizabeth C Jury
It is well established that cholesterol and glycosphingolipids are enriched in the plasma membrane (PM) and form signaling platforms called lipid rafts, essential for T-cell activation and function. Moreover, changes in PM lipid composition affect the biophysical properties of lipid rafts and have a role in defining functional T-cell phenotypes. Here, we review the role of transcriptional regulators of lipid metabolism including liver X receptors α/β, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ, estrogen receptors α/β (ERα/β), and sterol regulatory element-binding proteins in T-cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224415/preclinical-evaluation-of-saroglitazar-magnesium-a-dual-ppar-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-agonist-for-treatment-of-dyslipidemia-and-metabolic-disorders
#20
Harilal Patel, Poonam Giri, Prakash Patel, Sanjay Singh, Laxmikant Gupta, Urvesh Patel, Nirav Modi, Kalpesh Shah, Mukul R Jain, Nuggehally R Srinivas, Pankaj Patel
Saroglitazar, a novel peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonist (PPAR), regulates lipid and glucose metabolism. The objective of this report is to provide a preclinical evaluation (in vitro/in vivo) of ADME properties of saroglitazar. In vitro studies included determination of permeability, metabolic stability, plasma protein binding, CYP reaction phenotyping and CYP inhibitory liability. In vivo studies included oral bioavailability and pharmacokinetic assessment in mouse, rat and dog. The excretion of saroglitazar was determined in rats...
December 9, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
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