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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927426/the-acid-sensing-ion-channel-asic2-promotes-invasion-and-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-under-acidosis-by-activating-the-calcineurin-nfat1-axis
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Zhi-Hang Zhou, Jin-Wen Song, Wen Li, Xue Liu, Liu Cao, Lu-Ming Wan, Ying-Xia Tan, Shou-Ping Ji, Yu-Mei Liang, Feng Gong
BACKGROUND: The tumor acidic microenvironment, a common biochemical event in solid tumors, offers evolutional advantage for tumors cells and even enhances their aggressive phenotype. However, little is known about the molecular mechanism underlying the acidic microenvironment-induced invasion and metastasis. METHODS: We examined the expression of the acid-sending ion channel (ASIC) family members after acidic exposure using RT-PCR and immunofluoresence. Gene manipulation was applied to reveal the potential of ASIC2 on invasion, proliferation, colony formation of colorectal cancer (CRC)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922070/defective-calcineurin-nfat-signaling-in-myeloid-cells-and-susceptibility-to-aspergillosis-in-post-transplant-patients
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Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, Michael J Davis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921505/nfatc1-activation-by-dna-hypomethylation-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-correlates-with-clinical-staging-and-can-be-inhibited-by-ibrutinib
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Christine Wolf, Angela Garding, Katharina Filarsky, Jasmin Bahlo, Sandra Robrecht, Natalia Becker, Manuela Zucknick, Arefeh Rouhi, Anja Weigel, Rainer Claus, Dieter Weichenhan, Barbara Eichhorst, Kirsten Fischer, Michael Hallek, Florian Kuchenbauer, Christoph Plass, Hartmut Döhner, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Peter Lichter, Daniel Mertens
B cell receptor (BCR) signaling is key for survival of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells, and BCR signaling inhibitors are clinically active. However, relapse and resistance to treatment require novel treatment options. In order to detect novel candidate therapeutic targets, we performed a genome-wide DNA methylation screen with custom arrays and identified aberrant promoter DNA methylation in 2192 genes. The transcription factor NFATC1 that is a downstream effector of BCR signaling was among the top hypomethylated genes and was concomitantly transcriptionally upregulated in CLL...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920919/age-dependent-human-%C3%AE-cell-proliferation-induced-by-glucagon-like-peptide-1-and-calcineurin-signaling
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Chunhua Dai, Yan Hang, Alena Shostak, Greg Poffenberger, Nathaniel Hart, Nripesh Prasad, Neil Phillips, Shawn E Levy, Dale L Greiner, Leonard D Shultz, Rita Bottino, Seung K Kim, Alvin C Powers
Inadequate pancreatic β cell function underlies type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Strategies to expand functional cells have focused on discovering and controlling mechanisms that limit the proliferation of human β cells. Here, we developed an engraftment strategy to examine age-associated human islet cell replication competence and reveal mechanisms underlying age-dependent decline of β cell proliferation in human islets. We found that exendin-4 (Ex-4), an agonist of the glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor (GLP-1R), stimulates human β cell proliferation in juvenile but not adult islets...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920001/zoledronic-acid-inhibits-nfat-and-il-2-signaling-pathways-in-regulatory-t-cells-and-diminishes-their-suppressive-function-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer
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Dhifaf Sarhan, Caroline Leijonhufvud, Shannon Murray, Kristina Witt, Christina Seitz, Majken Wallerius, Hanjing Xie, Anders Ullén, Ulrika Harmenberg, Elisabet Lidbrink, Charlotte Rolny, John Andersson, Andreas Lundqvist
Regulatory T cells (Treg) suppress anti-tumor immune responses and their infiltration in the tumor microenvironment is associated with inferior prognosis in cancer patients. Thus, in order to enhance anti-tumor immune responses, selective depletion of Treg is highly desired. We found that treatment with zoledronic acid (ZA) resulted in a selective decrease in the frequency of Treg that was associated with a significant increase in proliferation of T cells and natural killer (NK) cells in peripheral blood of patients with metastatic cancer...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919046/fgf23-activates-injury-primed-renal-fibroblasts-via-fgfr4-dependent-signalling-and-enhancement-of-tgf-%C3%AE-autoinduction
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Edward R Smith, Stephen G Holt, Tim D Hewitson
Bone-derived fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is an important endocrine regulator of mineral homeostasis with effects transduced by cognate FGF receptor (FGFR)1-α-Klotho complexes. Circulating FGF23 levels rise precipitously in patients with kidney disease and portend to worse renal and cardiovascular outcomes. De novo expression of FGF23 has been found in the heart and kidney following injury but its significance remains unclear. Studies showing that exposure to chronically high FGF23 concentrations activates hypertrophic gene programmes in the cardiomyocyte, has spawned intense interest in other pathological off-target effects of FGF23 excess...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904128/integration-of-kinase-and-calcium-signaling-at-the-level-of-chromatin-underlies-inducible-gene-activation-in-t-cells
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Ruth Brignall, Pierre Cauchy, Sarah L Bevington, Bethany Gorman, Angela O Pisco, James Bagnall, Christopher Boddington, William Rowe, Hazel England, Kevin Rich, Lorraine Schmidt, Nigel P Dyer, Mark A Travis, Sascha Ott, Dean A Jackson, Peter N Cockerill, Pawel Paszek
TCR signaling pathways cooperate to activate the inducible transcription factors NF-κB, NFAT, and AP-1. In this study, using the calcium ionophore ionomycin and/or PMA on Jurkat T cells, we show that the gene expression program associated with activation of TCR signaling is closely related to specific chromatin landscapes. We find that calcium and kinase signaling cooperate to induce chromatin remodeling at ∼2100 chromatin regions, which demonstrate enriched binding motifs for inducible factors and correlate with target gene expression...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900930/cardiac-remodeling-and-disease-soce-and-trpc-signaling-in-cardiac-pathology
#8
Petra Eder
TRPC channels have been suggested as potential candidates mediating store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) in cardiomyocytes. There is increasing evidence that the TRPC isoforms TRPC1 and TRPC4 might fulfill the function as SOCs, in concert with or in parallel to the key players of SOCE, Orai1, and STIM1. Several other isoforms, e.g., TRPC3, TRPC6, and TRPC7, might rather associate to receptor-activated diacylglycerol (DAG)-sensitive ion channels. However, the exact activation mode has not been elucidated yet, given the characteristic of TRPC channels to heteromerize to unpredictable ion channel assemblies...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900926/immunological-disorders-regulation-of-ca-2-signaling-in-t-lymphocytes
#9
Sonal Srikanth, Jin Seok Woo, Zuoming Sun, Yousang Gwack
Engagement of T cell receptors (TCRs) with cognate antigens triggers cascades of signaling pathways in helper T cells. TCR signaling is essential for the effector function of helper T cells including proliferation, differentiation, and cytokine production. It also modulates effector T cell fate by inducing cell death, anergy (nonresponsiveness), exhaustion, and generation of regulatory T cells. One of the main axes of TCR signaling is the Ca(2+)-calcineurin-nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signaling pathway...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900923/tissue-specificity-soce-implications-for-ca-2-handling-in-endothelial-cells
#10
Lothar A Blatter
Many cellular functions of the vascular endothelium are regulated by fine-tuned global and local, microdomain-confined changes of cytosolic free Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i). Vasoactive agonist-induced stimulation of vascular endothelial cells (VECs) typically induces Ca(2+) release through IP3 receptor Ca(2+) release channels embedded in the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca(2+) store, followed by Ca(2+) entry from the extracellular space elicited by Ca(2+) store depletion and referred to as capacitative or store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894104/nfatc1-controls-the-cytotoxicity-of-cd8-t-cells
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Stefan Klein-Hessling, Khalid Muhammad, Matthias Klein, Tobias Pusch, Ronald Rudolf, Jessica Flöter, Musga Qureischi, Andreas Beilhack, Martin Vaeth, Carsten Kummerow, Christian Backes, Rouven Schoppmeyer, Ulrike Hahn, Markus Hoth, Tobias Bopp, Friederike Berberich-Siebelt, Amiya Patra, Andris Avots, Nora Müller, Almut Schulze, Edgar Serfling
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes are effector CD8(+) T cells that eradicate infected and malignant cells. Here we show that the transcription factor NFATc1 controls the cytotoxicity of mouse cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Activation of Nfatc1 (-/-) cytotoxic T lymphocytes showed a defective cytoskeleton organization and recruitment of cytosolic organelles to immunological synapses. These cells have reduced cytotoxicity against tumor cells, and mice with NFATc1-deficient T cells are defective in controlling Listeria infection...
September 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890387/peptides-derived-from-transcription-factor-eb-bind-to-calcineurin-at-a-similar-region-as-the-nfat-type-motif
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Ruiwen Song, Jing Li, Jin Zhang, Lu Wang, Li Tong, Ping Wang, Huan Yang, Qun Wei, Huaibin Cai, Jing Luo
Calcineurin (CN) is involved in many physiological processes and interacts with multiple substrates. Most of the substrates contain similar motifs recognized by CN. Recent studies revealed a new CN substrate, transcription factor EB (TFEB), which is involved in autophagy. We showed that a 15-mer QSYLENPTSYHLQQS peptide from TFEB (TFEB-YLENP) bound to CN. When the TFEB-YLENP peptide was changed to YLAVP, its affinity for CN increased and it had stronger CN inhibitory activity. Molecular dynamics simulations revealed that the TFEB-YLENP peptide has the same docking sites in CN as the 15-mer DQYLAVPQHPYQWAK motif of the nuclear factor of activated T cells, cytoplasmic 1 (NFATc1-YLAVP)...
September 7, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886186/the-cardiac-calsequestrin-gene-transcription-is-modulated-at-the-promoter-by-nfat-and-mef-2-transcription-factors
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Rafael Estrada-Avilés, Gabriela Rodríguez, Angel Zarain-Herzberg
Calsequestrin-2 (CASQ2) is the main Ca2+-binding protein inside the sarcoplasmic reticulum of cardiomyocytes. Previously, we demonstrated that MEF-2 and SRF binding sites within the human CASQ2 gene (hCASQ2) promoter region are functional in neonatal cardiomyocytes. In this work, we investigated if the calcineurin/NFAT pathway regulates hCASQ2 expression in neonatal cardiomyocytes. The inhibition of NFAT dephosphorylation with CsA or INCA-6, reduced both the luciferase activity of hCASQ2 promoter constructs (-3102/+176 bp and -288/+176 bp) and the CASQ2 mRNA levels in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881766/nfatc3-mediates-the-sensitivity-of-gastric-cancer-cells-to-arsenic-sulfide
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Xiuli Zhang, Ting Kang, Lian Zhang, Yingying Tong, Wenping Ding, Siyu Chen
Arsenic sulfide (As4S4) is the main component of Realgar which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Previously we showed that As4S4 inhibited the proliferation of colon cancer cells through regulating nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) pathway. Here we explore the role of NFAT in gastric cancer. We showed that As4S4 inhibited the expression of NFATc1, NFATc3, and NFATc4, and modulated the expression of NFATc2 accompanying with p53. The baseline expression of NFATc3 varied distinctly in gastric cancer cell lines (AGS, MGC803, MKN28, MKN45, and SGC7901) and the sensitivity of these cells to As4S4 was dissimilar, with AGS and MGC803 cells showing higher sensitivity while the SGC7901 cells relatively resistant...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869974/neuronal-regulation-of-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-via-neuromedin-u
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Vânia Cardoso, Julie Chesné, Hélder Ribeiro, Bethania García-Cassani, Tânia Carvalho, Tiffany Bouchery, Kathleen Shah, Nuno L Barbosa-Morais, Nicola Harris, Henrique Veiga-Fernandes
Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) regulate inflammation, tissue repair and metabolic homeostasis, and are activated by host-derived cytokines and alarmins. Discrete subsets of immune cells integrate nervous system cues, but it remains unclear whether neuron-derived signals control ILC2s. Here we show that neuromedin U (NMU) in mice is a fast and potent regulator of type 2 innate immunity in the context of a functional neuron-ILC2 unit. We found that ILC2s selectively express neuromedin U receptor 1 (Nmur1), and mucosal neurons express NMU...
September 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860938/early-growth-response-2-and-egr3-are-unique-regulators-in-immune-system
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REVIEW
Sina Taefehshokr, Yashar Azari Key, Mansour Khakpour, Pourya Dadebighlu, Amin Oveisi
The immune system is evolved to defend the body against pathogens and is composed of thousands of complicated and intertwined pathways, which are highly controlled by processes such as transcription and repression of cellular genes. Sometimes the immune system malfunctions and a break down in self-tolerance occurs. This lead to the inability to distinguish between self and non-self and cause attacks on host tissues, a condition also known as autoimmunity, which can result in chronic debilitating diseases. Early growth response genes are family of transcription factors comprising of four members, Egr1, Egr2, Egr3 and Egr4...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855240/pancreatic-beta-cell-derived-ip-10-cxcl10-isletokine-mediates-early-loss-of-graft-function-in-islet-cell-transplantation
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Gumpei Yoshimatsu, Faisal Kunnathodi, Prathab Balaji Saravanan, Rauf Shahbazov, Charles Chang, Carly M Darden, Sandra Zurawski, Gulbahar Boyuk, Mazhar A Kanak, Marlon F Levy, Bashoo Naziruddin, Michael C Lawrence
Pancreatic islets produce and secrete cytokines and chemokines in response to inflammatory and metabolic stress. The physiological role of these "isletokines" in health and disease is largely unknown. We observed that islets release multiple inflammatory mediators in patients undergoing islet transplants within hours of infusion. The proinflammatory cytokine interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10/CXCL10) was among the highest released, and high levels correlated with poor islet transplant outcomes. Transgenic mouse studies confirmed that donor islet-specific expression of IP-10 contributed to islet inflammation and loss of beta-cell function in islet grafts...
August 30, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839227/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-hdac-nfat-axis-for-delphinidin-effects-on-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-t-lymphocytes-from-patients-with-cardiovascular-risks
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Ousama Dayoub, Soazig Le Lay, Raffaella Soleti, Nicolas Clere, Gregory Hilairet, Séverine Dubois, Frédéric Gagnadoux, Jérôme Boursier, Maria Carmen Martínez, Ramaroson Andriantsitohaina
Delphinidin, an anthocyanin present in red wine, has been reported to preserve the integrity of endothelium via an estrogen receptor alpha (ERα)-dependent mechanism. However, the effect of delphinidin on the immune response in obesity-related inflammation remains unknown. Given the important role of T lymphocytes in obesity-related inflammation, we investigated the effect of delphinidin on proliferation and differentiation of T lymphocytes from healthy subjects and metabolic syndrome patients. Delphinidin decreased the proliferation stimulated by different agents acting through different mechanisms...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827723/a-complex-of-neuroplastin-and-plasma-membrane-ca-2-atpase-controls-t-cell-activation
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Mark Korthals, Kristina Langnaese, Karl-Heinz Smalla, Thilo Kähne, Rodrigo Herrera-Molina, Juliane Handschuh, Anne-Christin Lehmann, Dejan Mamula, Michael Naumann, Constanze Seidenbecher, Werner Zuschratter, Kerry Tedford, Eckart D Gundelfinger, Dirk Montag, Klaus-Dieter Fischer, Ulrich Thomas
The outcome of T cell activation is determined by mechanisms that balance Ca(2+) influx and clearance. Here we report that murine CD4 T cells lacking Neuroplastin (Nptn (-/-)), an immunoglobulin superfamily protein, display elevated cytosolic Ca(2+) and impaired post-stimulation Ca(2+) clearance, along with increased nuclear levels of NFAT transcription factor and enhanced T cell receptor-induced cytokine production. On the molecular level, we identified plasma membrane Ca(2+) ATPases (PMCAs) as the main interaction partners of Neuroplastin...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821796/cathepsin-k-knockout-protects-against-cardiac-dysfunction-in-diabetic-mice
#20
Rui Guo, Yinan Hua, Olivia Rogers, Travis E Brown, Jun Ren, Sreejayan Nair
Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and the lysosomal cysteine protease cathepsin K plays a critical role in cardiac pathophysiology. To expand upon our previous findings, we tested the hypothesis that, knockout of cathepsin K protects against diabetes-associated cardiac anomalies. Wild-type and cathepsin K knockout mice were rendered diabetic by streptozotocin (STZ) injections. Body weight, organ mass, fasting blood glucose, energy expenditure, cardiac geometry and function, cardiac histomorphology, glutathione levels and protein levels of cathepsin K and those associated with Ca(2+) handling, calcineurin/NFAT signaling, insulin signaling, cardiac apoptosis and fibrosis were determined...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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