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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053988/intermedin-reduces-neointima-formation-by-regulating-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype-via-camp-pka-pathway
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Qing Zhu, Xian-Qiang Ni, Wei-Wei Lu, Jin-Sheng Zhang, Jin-Ling Ren, Di Wu, Yao Chen, Lin-Shuang Zhang, Yan-Rong Yu, Chao-Shu Tang, Yong-Fen Qi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) dedifferentiation contributes to neointima formation, which results in various vascular disorders. Intermedin (IMD), a cardiovascular paracrine/autocrine polypeptide, is involved in maintaining circulatory homeostasis. However, whether IMD protects against neointima formation remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of IMD in neointima formation and the possible mechanism. METHODS: IMD1-53 (100ng/kg/h) or saline water was used on rat carotid-artery balloon-injury model...
October 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053547/primary-cutaneous-sarcomatoid-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-with-linear-distributional-lesions
#2
Hao Chen, Jing-Shu Xiong, Nan Sheng, Wen-Kai Zong, Yi-Hua Wang, Min Li, Jian-Fang Sun
We report a case of cutaneous anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) with linear distributional lesions and sarcomatoid histologic features. A sarcomatoid variant is the rarest morphological pattern of ALCL. Interestingly, the morphology of tumor cells in the present case transitioned from a sarcomatoid variant of ALCL at first diagnosis to a classic variant at relapse. The case is a diagnostic challenge considering both the clinical and histologic aspects. Awareness of the sarcomatoid variant of ALCL and its morphological changes can lead to a correct diagnosis...
November 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053518/role-of-homeodomain-interacting-protein-kinase-2-in-the-pathogenesis-of-tissue-fibrosis-in-keloid-derived-keratinocytes
#3
Yi-Xuan Zhao, Guo-You Zhang, An-Yuan Wang, Ya-Hong Chen, Da-Mu Lin, Qing-Feng Li
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a critical role in fibrotic keloid formation, which is characterized by excessive collagen and extracellular matrix synthesis and deposition. Growing evidence suggests that the serine/threonine kinase homeodomain-interacting protein kinase 2 (HIPK2) acts upstream of several major fibrosis signaling pathways; however, the role of HIPK2 in the keloid fibrogenesis remains unknown. In the current study, we investigated the roles of HIPK2 in the pathogenesis of keloids...
October 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053477/revisiting-local-structural-changes-in-geo2-glass-at-high-pressure
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Juncai Dong, Hurong Yao, Zhiying Guo, Quanjie Jia, Yan Wang, Pengfei An, Yu Gong, Yaxiang Liang, Dongliang Chen
Despite the great importance in fundamental and industrial fields, understanding structural changes for pressure-induced polyamorphism in network-forming glasses remains a formidable challenge. Here, we revisited the local structural transformations in GeO2 glass up to 54 GPa using x-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) spectroscopy via a combination diamond anvil cell and polycapillary half-lens. Three polyamorphic transitions can be clearly identified by XAFS structure refinement. First, a progressive increase of the nearest Ge-O distance and bond disorder to a maximum at ~5-16 GPa, in the same pressure region of previously observed tetrahedral-octahedral transformation...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053398/the-involvement-of-lncrnas-in-the-development-and-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Li Duguang, He Jin, Qian Xiaowei, Xu Peng, Wang Xiaodong, Li Zhennan, Qian Jianjun, Yao Jie
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most malignant tumors that are difficult to diagnose at its early stage and there is no effective therapy. Recent studies uncovered that many non-protein-coding RNAs including the class of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are differentially expressed in various types of tumors and they are potent regulators of tumor progression and metastasis. LncRNA can mediate tumor initiation, proliferation, migration and metastasis through modulating epigenetic modification, alternative splicing, transcription, and protein translation...
October 20, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053396/embryonic-stem-cell-secreted-factors-decrease-invasiveness-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-through-regulome-modulation
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Elizabeth Tarasewicz, Robert S Oakes, Misael O Aviles, Joelle Straehla, Kathryn M Chilton, Joseph T Decker, Jia Wu, Lonnie D Shea, Jacqueline S Jeruss
Stem cell microenvironments decrease the invasiveness of cancer cells, and elucidating the mechanisms associated with disease regression could further the development of targeted therapies for aggressive cancer subtypes. To this end, we applied an emerging technology, TRanscriptional Activity CEll aRray (TRACER), to investigate the reprogramming of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells in conditions that promoted a less aggressive phenotype. The repressive environment was established through exposure to mouse embryonic stem cell conditioned media (mESC CM)...
October 20, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053388/some-chemotherapeutics-treated-colon-cancer-cells-display-a-specific-phenotype-being-a-combination-of-stem-like-and-senescent-cell-features
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H Was, J Czarnecka, A Kowalczyk, K Barszcz, T Bernas, K Piwocka, B Kaminska
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of death among cancer patients in the Northern countries. CRC can reappear a long time after treatment. Recent clinical studies demonstrated that, in response to chemotherapy, cancer cells may undergo stress-induced premature senescence (SIPS), which typically results in growth arrest. Nonetheless, these senescent cells were reported to divide in an atypical manner and thus contribute to cancer re-growth. Therefore, we examined if SIPS escape may follow treatment with chemotherapeutics used clinically: 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), oxaliplatin (OXA) and irinotecan (IRINO)...
October 20, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053272/cardiotoxins-functional-role-of-local-conformational-changes
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Anastasia G Konshina, Nikolay A Krylov, Roman G Efremov
Cardiotoxins (CTs) from snake venoms are a family of homologous highly basic proteins that have extended hydrophobic patterns on their molecular surfaces. CTs are folded into three β-structured loops stabilized by four disulfide bridges. Being well-structured in aqueous solution, most of these proteins are membrane-active, although the exact molecular mechanisms of CT-induced cell damage are still poorly understood. To elucidate the structure-function relationships in CTs, a detailed knowledge of their spatial organization and local conformational dynamics is required...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052917/posttranslational-modifications-as-key-regulators-of-apicomplexan-biology-insights-from-proteome-wide-studies
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REVIEW
Rama R Yakubu, Louis M Weiss, Natalie C Silmon de Monerri
Parasites of the Apicomplexa phylum, such as Plasmodium spp. and Toxoplasma gondii., undergo complex life cycles involving multiple stages with distinct biology and morphologies. Posttranslational modifications (PTMs), such as phosphorylation, acetylation and glycosylation, regulate numerous cellular processes, playing a role in every aspect of cell biology. PTMs can occur on proteins at any time in their lifespan and through alterations of target protein activity, localization, protein-protein interactions, among other functions, dramatically increase proteome diversity and complexity...
October 20, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052840/crowd-sourcing-of-membrane-fission-how-crowding-of-non-specialized-membrane-bound-proteins-contributes-to-cellular-membrane-fission
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REVIEW
Marco M Manni, Jure Derganc, Alenka Čopič
Fission of cellular membranes is ubiquitous and essential for life. Complex protein machineries, such as the dynamin and ESCRT spirals, have evolved to mediate membrane fission during diverse cellular processes, for example, vesicle budding. A new study suggests that non-specialized membrane-bound proteins can induce membrane fission through mass action due to protein crowding. Because up to 2/3 of the mass of cellular membranes is contributed by proteins, membrane protein crowding is an important physiological parameter...
October 20, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052330/aquaporins-in-the-male-reproductive-tract-and-sperm-functional-implications-and-cryobiology
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REVIEW
M Yeste, R Morató, J E Rodríguez-Gil, S Bonet, N Prieto-Martínez
Aquaporins (AQPs) play a vital role for the transport of water and solutes across cell membranes. Classification of these ubiquitous proteins into three categories (orthodox AQPs, aquaglyceroporins and superaquaporins) is based on their sequence similarity and substrate selectivity. In the male reproductive tract of mammals, most AQPs (except AQP6 and AQP12) are found in different organs (including testis, efferent ducts and epididymis). AQP1 and AQP9 are the most abundant AQPs in the efferent ducts and epididymis and play a crucial role for the secretion/reabsorption dynamics of luminal fluid during sperm transport and maturation...
October 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052277/src-promotes-egf-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-migration-in-gastric-cancer-cells-by-upregulating-zeb1-and-zeb2-through-akt
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Lei Zhao, Xin Li, Na Song, Aodi Li, Kezuo Hou, Xiujuan Qu, Xiaofang Che, Yunpeng Liu
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays important roles in the migration, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. However, the role of Src in epidermal growth factor (EGF)-induced EMT and migration in gastric cancer cells remains to be clarified. In the current study, the effect of Src on EGF-stimulated EMT and migration was explored in gastric cancer cells. EGF induced EMT in gastric cancer cells and increased their migratory ability, which was accompanied by the phosphorylation of Src. PP2, the Src inhibitor, markedly suppressed EGF-mediated EMT and migration in gastric cancer cells...
October 20, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052182/profiling-developmentally-and-environmentally-controlled-chromatin-reprogramming
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Clara Bourbousse, Moussa Benhamed, Fredy Barneche
Dynamic reshuffling of the chromatin landscape is a recurrent theme orchestrated in many, if not all, plant developmental transitions and adaptive responses. Spatiotemporal variations of the chromatin properties on regulatory genes and on structural genomic elements trigger the establishment of distinct transcriptional contexts, which in some instances can epigenetically be inherited. Studies on plant cell plasticity during the differentiation of stem cells, including gametogenesis, or the specialization of vegetative cells in various organs, as well as the investigation of allele-specific gene regulation have long been impaired by technical challenges in generating specific chromatin profiles in complex or hardly accessible cell populations...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051860/correlation-between-electronic-defect-states-distribution-and-device-performance-of-perovskite-solar-cells
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Giovanni Landi, Heinz Christoph Neitzert, Carlo Barone, Costantino Mauro, Felix Lang, Steve Albrecht, Bernd Rech, Sergio Pagano
In the present study, random current fluctuations measured at different temperatures and for different illumination levels are used to understand the charge carrier kinetics in methylammonium lead iodide CH3NH3PbI3-based perovskite solar cells. A model, combining trapping/detrapping, recombination mechanisms, and electron-phonon scattering, is formulated evidencing how the presence of shallow and deeper band tail states influences the solar cell recombination losses. At low temperatures, the observed cascade capture process indicates that the trapping of the charge carriers by shallow defects is phonon assisted directly followed by their recombination...
October 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051495/the-%C3%AE-20-%C3%AE-21-of-gp120-is-a-regulatory-switch-for-hiv-1-env-conformational-transitions
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Alon Herschhorn, Christopher Gu, Francesca Moraca, Xiaochu Ma, Mark Farrell, Amos B Smith, Marie Pancera, Peter D Kwong, Arne Schön, Ernesto Freire, Cameron Abrams, Scott C Blanchard, Walther Mothes, Joseph G Sodroski
The entry of HIV-1 into target cells is mediated by the viral envelope glycoproteins (Env). Binding to the CD4 receptor triggers a cascade of conformational changes in distant domains that move Env from a functionally "closed" State 1 to more "open" conformations, but the molecular mechanisms underlying allosteric regulation of these transitions are still elusive. Here, we develop chemical probes that block CD4-induced conformational changes in Env and use them to identify a potential control switch for Env structural rearrangements...
October 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051323/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-antagonizes-response-to-targeted-therapies-in-lung-cancer-by-suppressing-bim
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Anthony C Faber, Kyung-A Song, Matthew J Niederst, Timothy L Lochmann, Aaron N Hata, Hidenori Kitai, Jungoh Ham, Konstantinos V Floros, Mark A Hicks, Haichuan Hu, Hillary E Mulvey, Yotam Drier, Daniel A R Heisey, Mark T Hughes, Neha U Patel, Elizabeth Lockerman, Angel R Garcia, Shawn Gillepsie, Hannah L Archibald, Maria Gomez-Caraballo, Tara J Nulton, Brad Windle, Zofia Piotrowska, Sinem E Sahingur, Shirley M Taylor, Mikhail G Dozmorov, Lecia V Sequist, Bradley E Bernstein, Hiromichi Ebi, Jeffrey A Engelman
PURPOSE: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) confers resistance to a number of targeted therapies and chemotherapies. However, it has been unclear why EMT promotes resistance, thereby impairing progress to overcome it. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We have developed several models of EMT-mediated resistance to EGFR inhibitors (EGFRi) in EGFR mutant lung cancers to evaluate a novel mechanism of EMT-mediated resistance. Results: We observed that mesenchymal EGFR mutant lung cancers are resistant to EGFRi-induced apoptosis via insufficient expression of BIM, preventing cell death despite potent suppression of oncogenic signaling following EGFRi treatment...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051216/prolyl-4-hydroxylase-domain-protein-3-overexpression-improved-obstructive-sleep-apnea-induced-cardiac-perivascular-fibrosis-partially-by-suppressing-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#17
Guang-Hao Zhang, Fu-Chao Yu, Yang Li, Qin Wei, Song-Song Song, Fang-Ping Zhou, Jia-Yi Tong
BACKGROUND: Intermittent hypoxia (IH) induced by obstructive sleep apnea is the key factor involved in cardiovascular fibrosis. Under persistent hypoxia condition, endothelial cells respond by endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT), which is associated with cardiovascular fibrosis. Prolyl 4-hydroxylase domain protein 3 (PHD3) is a cellular oxygen sensor and its expression increased in hypoxia. However, its role in obstructive sleep apnea-induced EndMT and cardiovascular fibrosis is still uncertain...
October 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050706/endocrine-sequelae-in-childhood-cancer-survivors
#18
Paula Casano Sancho
Thanks to the advances in cancer treatment, the five-year survival rate after childhood cancer has increased up to 80%. Therefore 1/500 young adults will be a survivor. Endocrine sequelae are most common, affecting 40-60% of survivors. The most frequent sequelae include growth failure and gonadal and thyroid diseases. Sequelae occur more frequently in survivors from central nervous system tumors, leukemia, and lymphoma. Their development will depend on the type of cancer, its location, age at diagnosis, and treatment administered...
November 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050342/role-of-the-cyp3a4-mediated-11-12-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-pathway-in-the-development-of-tamoxifen-resistant-breast-cancer
#19
Nguyen Thi Thuy Phuong, Ji Won Kim, Jung-Ae Kim, Jang Su Jeon, Ji-Yoon Lee, Wen Jun Xu, Jin Won Yang, Sang Kyum Kim, Keon Wook Kang
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) production via cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenases closely correlates with the progression of breast cancer. However, its role in the development of chemoresistant breast cancers has yet to be elucidated. Here, we found that CYP3A4 expression and its epoxy-product, 11,12-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (11,12-EET) was enhanced in tamoxifen (TAM)-resistant MCF-7 (TAMR-MCF-7) breast cancer cells compared to control MCF-7 cells. Treatment of TAMR-MCF-7 cells with ketoconazole and azamulin (selective CYP3A4 inhibitors) or 14,15-epoxyeicosa-5(Z)-enoic acid (14,15-EEZE, an EET antagonist) inhibited cellular proliferation and recovered the sensitivity to 4-hydroxytamoxifen...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050340/nogo-b-promotes-emt-in-lung-fibrosis-via-mmp14-mediates-free-tgf-beta1-formation
#20
Ye Xiong, Jing Zhang, Lingzhi Shi, Yunye Ning, Ying Zhu, Si Chen, Meng Yang, Jingyu Chen, Guo-Wu Zhou, Qiang Li
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lung disease with an extremely poor prognosis. Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) appearing on the airway epithelial cell plays an essential role in the formation and development of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In this paper, Bleomycin (BLM)-induced mice model combined with bioinformatics analysis were employed to elucidate the potential mechanism of EMT in pulmonary fibrosis. The obtained results showed that endoplasmic reticulum protein Nogo-b may promote MMP14-mediated proprotein maturation of TGF-β1, accelerating the release of free TGF-β1 in type II airway epithelial cells A549, subsquently, induce the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of the cell...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
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