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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445076/image-based-phenotypic-screening-with-human-primary-t-cells-using-one-dimensional-imaging-cytometry-with-self-tuning-statistical-gating-algorithms
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Steve S Wang, Daniel J Ehrlich
The parallel microfluidic cytometer (PMC) is an imaging flow cytometer that operates on statistical analysis of low-pixel-count, one-dimensional (1D) line scans. It is highly efficient in data collection and operates on suspension cells. In this article, we present a supervised automated pipeline for the PMC that minimizes operator intervention by incorporating multivariate logistic regression for data scoring. We test the self-tuning statistical algorithms in a human primary T-cell activation assay in flow using nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) translocation as a readout and readily achieve an average Z' of 0...
April 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432716/deciphering-tacrolimus-induced-toxicity-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#2
J Triñanes, A E Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Y Brito, A Wagner, A P J De Vries, G Cuesto, A Acebes, E Salido, A Torres, E Porrini
β-cell transcription factors like: FoxO1, MafA, PDX-1, NeuroD, are dysfunctional in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). PTDM resembles T2DM and reflects interaction between pre-transplant insulin resistance and immunosuppressants, mainly calcineurin inhibitors. We evaluated the effect of tacrolimus, cyclosporine-A and metabolic stressors (glucose+palmitate) on insulinoma β-cells (INS-1) in vitro and in pancreata of obese and lean Zucker rats. Cells were cultured for five days with 100μM palmitate and 22mM glucose; cyclosporin-A (250ng/mL) or tacrolimus (15ng/mL) were added the last 48h...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424684/modulation-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-c-by-human-cytomegalovirus-stimulates-kir2ds1-recognition-by-natural-killer-cells
#3
Kattria van der Ploeg, Chiwen Chang, Martin A Ivarsson, Ashley Moffett, Mark R Wills, John Trowsdale
The interaction of inhibitory killer cell Ig-like receptors (KIRs) with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I molecules has been characterized in detail. By contrast, activating members of the KIR family, although closely related to inhibitory KIRs, appear to interact weakly, if at all, with HLA class I. KIR2DS1 is the best studied activating KIR and it interacts with C2 group HLA-C (C2-HLA-C) in some assays, but not as strongly as KIR2DL1. We used a mouse 2B4 cell reporter system, which carries NFAT-green fluorescent protein with KIR2DS1 and a modified DAP12 adaptor protein...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424266/disease-associated-extracellular-loop-mutations-in-the-adhesion-g-protein-coupled-receptor-g1-adgrg1-gpr56-differentially-regulate-downstream-signaling
#4
Ayush Kishore, Randy A Hall
Mutations to the adhesion G protein-coupled receptor ADGRG1 (G1; also known as GPR56) underlie the neurological disorder bilateral frontoparietal polymicrogyria (BFPP). Disease-associated mutations in G1 studied to date are believed to induce complete loss of receptor function, either through disruption of receptor trafficking or signaling activity. Given that N-terminal truncation of G1 and other adhesion G protein-coupled receptors has been shown to significantly increase the receptors' constitutive signaling, we examined two different BFPP-inducing extracellular loop mutations (R565W and L640R) in the context of both full-length and N-terminally truncated (deltaNT) G1...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424240/the-histone-acetyltransferase-gcn5-positively-regulates-t-cell-activation
#5
Beixue Gao, Qingfei Kong, Yana Zhang, Chawon Yun, Sharon Y R Dent, Jianxun Song, Donna D Zhang, Yiming Wang, Xuemei Li, Deyu Fang
Histone acetyltransferases (HATs) regulate inducible transcription in multiple cellular processes and during inflammatory and immune response. However, the functions of general control nonrepressed-protein 5 (Gcn5), an evolutionarily conserved HAT from yeast to human, in immune regulation remain unappreciated. In this study, we conditionally deleted Gcn5 (encoded by the Kat2a gene) specifically in T lymphocytes by crossing floxed Gcn5 and Lck-Cre mice, and demonstrated that Gcn5 plays important roles in multiple stages of T cell functions including development, clonal expansion, and differentiation...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423341/glutathione-primes-t-cell-metabolism-for-inflammation
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Tak W Mak, Melanie Grusdat, Gordon S Duncan, Catherine Dostert, Yannic Nonnenmacher, Maureen Cox, Carole Binsfeld, Zhenyue Hao, Anne Brüstle, Momoe Itsumi, Christian Jäger, Ying Chen, Olaf Pinkenburg, Bärbel Camara, Markus Ollert, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Vasilis Vasiliou, Chiara Gorrini, Philipp A Lang, Michael Lohoff, Isaac S Harris, Karsten Hiller, Dirk Brenner
Activated T cells produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), which trigger the antioxidative glutathione (GSH) response necessary to buffer rising ROS and prevent cellular damage. We report that GSH is essential for T cell effector functions through its regulation of metabolic activity. Conditional gene targeting of the catalytic subunit of glutamate cysteine ligase (Gclc) blocked GSH production specifically in murine T cells. Gclc-deficient T cells initially underwent normal activation but could not meet their increased energy and biosynthetic requirements...
April 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419336/ip3r-mediated-ca2-signals-govern-hematopoietic-and-cardiac-divergence-of-flk1-cells-via-the-calcineurin-nfatc3-etv2-pathway
#7
Yi-Jie Wang, Jijun Huang, Wenqiang Liu, Xiaochen Kou, Huayuan Tang, Hong Wang, Xiujian Yu, Shaorong Gao, Kunfu Ouyang, Huang-Tian Yang
Ca2+ signals participate in various cellular processes with spatial and temporal dynamics, among which, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs)-mediated Ca2+ signals are essential for early development. However, the underlying mechanisms of IP3R-regulated cell fate decision remain largely unknown. Here we report that IP3Rs are required for the hematopoietic and cardiac fate divergence of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs). Deletion of IP3Rs (IP3R-tKO) reduced Flk1+/PDGFRα- hematopoietic mesoderm, c-Kit+/CD41+ hematopoietic progenitor cell population, and the colony-forming unit activity, but increased cardiac progenitor markers as well as cardiomyocytes...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418865/anti-helminthic-niclosamide-inhibits-ras-driven-oncogenic-transformation-via-activation-of-gsk-3
#8
Sung Yong Ahn, Ji Hye Yang, Nam Hee Kim, Kyungro Lee, Yong Hoon Cha, Jun Seop Yun, Hee Eun Kang, Yoonmi Lee, Jiwon Choi, Hyun Sil Kim, Jong In Yook
Despite the importance of Ras oncogenes as a therapeutic target in human cancer, their 'undruggable' tertiary structures limit the effectiveness of anti-Ras drugs. Canonical Wnt signaling contributes to Ras activity by glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3)-dependent phosphorylation at the C-terminus and subsequent degradation. In the accompanying report, we show that the anti-helminthic niclosamide directly binds to GSK-3 and inhibits Axin functions in colon cancer cells, with reversion of Snail-mediated epithelial-mesenchymal transition...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408219/developing-dyrk-inhibitors-derived-from-the-meridianins-as-a-means-of-increasing-levels-of-nfat-in-the-nucleus
#9
Simon J Shaw, Dane A Goff, Nan Lin, Rajinder Singh, Wei Li, John McLaughlin, Kristen A Baltgalvis, Donald G Payan, Todd M Kinsella
A structure-activity relationship has been developed around the meridianin scaffold for inhibition of Dyrk1a. The compounds have been focussed on the inhibition of kinase Dyrk1a, as a means to retain the transcription factor NFAT in the nucleus. NFAT is responsible for up-regulation of genes responsible for the induction of a slow, oxidative skeletal muscle phenotype, which may be an effective treatment for diseases where exercise capacity is compromised. The SAR showed that while strong Dyrk1a binding was possible with the meridianin scaffold the compounds have no effect on NFAT localisation, however, by moving from the indole to a 6-azaindole scaffold both potent Dyrk1a binding and increased NFAT residence time in the nucleus were obtained - properties not observed with the reported Dyrk1a inhibitors...
March 18, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400445/microrna-23a-and-microrna-27a-mimic-exercise-by-ameliorating-ckd-induced-muscle-atrophy
#10
Bin Wang, Cong Zhang, Aiqing Zhang, Hui Cai, S Russ Price, Xiaonan H Wang
Muscle atrophy is a frequent complication of CKD, and exercise can attenuate the process. This study investigated the role of microRNA-23a (miR-23a) and miR-27a in the regulation of muscle mass in mice with CKD. These miRs are located in a gene cluster that is regulated by the transcription factor NFAT. CKD mice expressed less miR-23a in muscle than controls, and resistance exercise (muscle overload) increased the levels of miR-23a and miR-27a in CKD mice. Injection of an adeno-associated virus encoding the miR-23a/27a/24-2 precursor RNA into the tibialis anterior muscles of normal and CKD mice led to increases in mature miR-23a and miR-27a but not miR-24-2 in the muscles of both cohorts...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391779/tusc2-fus1-regulates-osteoclast-differentiation-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nfatc1
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Inyoung Kim, Jung Ha Kim, Kabsun Kim, Semun Seong, Nacksung Kim
Tumor suppressor candidate 2 (Tusc2, also known as Fus1) regulates calcium signaling, and Ca2+-dependent nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathways, which play roles in osteoclast differentiation. However, the role of Tusc2 in osteoclasts remains unknown. Here, we report that Tusc2 positively regulates the differentiation of osteoclasts. Overexpression of Tusc2 in osteoclast precursor cells enhanced receptor of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclast differentiation...
April 10, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373137/matrine-attenuates-cardiac-fibrosis-by-affecting-atf6-signaling-pathway-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#12
Zhongwei Liu, Yong Zhang, Zhiguo Tang, Jing Xu, Meijuan Ma, Shuo Pan, Chuan Qiu, Gongchang Guan, Junkui Wang
Cardiac function and compliance impairments are the features of cardiac fibrosis. Matrine shows therapeutic effects on cardiovascular diseases and organ fibrosis. In this study, we examined the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of matrine on cardiac fibrosis of DbCM. Matrine was administrated orally to rats with DbCM. Cardiac functions and compliance were evaluated. The collagen deposition was visualized by sirius red staining. Real-time PCR was used to determine the expression level of miRNA. Western blotting was performed to assess the protein expression...
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370072/expression-profiling-of-sudanese-visceral-leishmaniasis-patients-pre-and-post-treatment-with-sodium-stibogluconate
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Mohamed A M Salih, Michaela Fakiola, Paul A Lyons, Brima M Younis, Ahmed M Musa, Ahmed M Elhassan, Denise Anderson, Genevieve Syn, Muntaser E Ibrahim, Jenefer M Blackwell, Hiba S Mohamed
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Sudan caused by Leishmania donovani is fatal in susceptible individuals if untreated. Treatment with Sodium Stibogluconate (SSG) leads to post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) in 58% of patients. Here Affymetrix microarrays were used to identify genes differentially expressed in lymph nodes (N=9 paired samples) pre- and post-treatment with SSG. Using the Bioconductor package limma, 438 genes from 28,869 post quality-control probe-sets were differentially expressed (Pnominal ≤0...
March 31, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370033/extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-field-exposure-enhances-inflammatory-response-and-inhibits-effect-of-antioxidant-in-raw-264-7-cells
#14
Soo Jeong Kim, Ye Won Jang, Kyung Eun Hyung, Da Kyoung Lee, Kee Hyeob Hyun, Seung Hwarn Jeong, Kyung Hoon Min, Wonku Kang, Ji Hoon Jeong, So-Young Park, Kwang Woo Hwang
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number and variety of electronic devices that emit electromagnetic waves. Because people live and work in close proximity to these pieces of electrical equipment, there is growing concern surrounding the destruction of homeostasis by electromagnetic field exposure. In the present study, the effects of 60 Hz 0.8 mT extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) on a macrophage cell line (RAW 264.7) were examined. Under defined ELF-EMF exposure conditions, the production of nitric oxide and pro-inflammatory cytokines, TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6, were increased in RAW 264...
March 29, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369518/misregulation-of-calcium-handling-proteins-promotes-hyperactivation-of-calcineurin-nfat-signaling-in-skeletal-muscle-of-dm1-mice
#15
Aymeric Ravel-Chapuis, Guy Bélanger, Jocelyn Côté, Robin N Michel, Bernard J Jasmin
Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is caused by an expansion of CUG repeats in DMPK mRNAs. This mutation affects alternative splicing through misregulation of RNA-binding proteins. Amongst pre-mRNAs that are misspliced, several code for proteins involved in calcium homeostasis suggesting that calcium-handling and signaling are perturbed in DM1. Here, we analyzed expression of such proteins in DM1 mouse muscle. We found that the levels of several sarcoplasmic reticulum proteins (SERCA1, sarcolipin and calsequestrin) are altered, likely contributing to an imbalance in calcium homeostasis...
March 27, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361042/sodium-octanoate-modulates-the-innate-immune-response-of-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells-through-the-tlr2-p38-jnk-erk1-2-pathway-implications-during-staphylococcus-aureus-internalization
#16
Nayeli Alva-Murillo, Alejandra Ochoa-Zarzosa, Joel E López-Meza
Bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMECs) contribute to mammary gland defense against invading pathogens, such as Staphylococcus aureus (intracellular facultative), which is recognized by TLR2. In a previous report, we showed that sodium octanoate [NaO, a medium chain fatty acid (C8)] induces (0.25 mM) or inhibits (1 mM) S. aureus internalization into bMECs and differentially regulates the innate immune response (IIR). However, the molecular mechanisms have not been described, which was the aim of this study...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359080/lithium-enhances-the-antitumour-effect-of-temozolomide-against-tp53-wild-type-glioblastoma-cells-via-nfat1-fasl-signalling
#17
Sheng Han, Lingxuan Meng, Yang Jiang, Wen Cheng, Xinxin Tie, Junzhe Xia, Anhua Wu
BACKGROUND: We previously showed that activation of the nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT)1/Fas ligand (FasL) pathway induces glioma cell death. Lithium (Li) is an inhibitor of glycogen synthase kinase (GSK)-3 that activates NFAT1/FasL signalling. Temozolomide (TMZ) inhibits GSK-3 and activates Fas in tumour protein (TP)53 wild-type (TP53wt) glioma cells. The present study investigated the combinational effects of TMZ and low-dose Li on TP53wt glioma cells. METHODS: The combined effect of TMZ and Li was examined in TP53wt U87 and primary glioma cells and a mouse xenograft model...
March 30, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348568/a-bacterial-artificial-chromosome-reporter-system-for-expression-of-the-human-foxp3-gene-in-mouse-regulatory-t-cells
#18
Masato Tsuda, Yukiko Tone, Chihiro Ogawa, Yoshiko Nagaoka, Makoto Katsumata, Andra Necula, Duncan Howie, Esteban Masuda, Herman Waldmann, Masahide Tone
The transcription factor FOXP3 plays key roles in the development and function of regulatory T cells (Treg) capable of preventing and correcting immunopathology. There has been much interest in exploiting Treg as adoptive cell therapy in man, but issues of lack of nominal antigen-specificity and stability of FoxP3 expression in the face of pro-inflammatory cytokines have been a concern. In order to enable fundamental studies of human FOXP3 (hFOXP3) gene regulation and to provide preclinical tools to guide the selection of drugs that might modulate hFOXP3 expression for therapeutic purposes, we generated hFOXP3/AmCyan bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) transgenic mice and transfectants, wherein hFOXP3 expression was read out as AmCyan expression...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344555/drug-repurposing-of-the-anthelmintic-niclosamide-to-treat-multidrug-resistant-leukemia
#19
Sami Hamdoun, Philipp Jung, Thomas Efferth
Multidrug resistance, a major problem that leads to failure of anticancer chemotherapy, requires the development of new drugs. Repurposing of established drugs is a promising approach for overcoming this problem. An example of such drugs is niclosamide, a known anthelmintic that is now known to be cytotoxic and cytostatic against cancer cells. In this study, niclosamide showed varying activity against different cancer cell lines. It revealed better activity against hematological cancer cell lines CCRF-CEM, CEM/ADR5000, and RPMI-8226 compared to the solid tumor cell lines MDA-MB-231, A549, and HT-29...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343310/steroidogenic-genes-expressions-are-repressed-by-high-levels-of-leptin-and-the-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-in-ma-10-leydig-cells
#20
David A Landry, François Sormany, Josée Haché, Pauline Roumaud, Luc J Martin
The adipose tissue is an important endocrine organ secreting numerous peptide hormones, including leptin. Increased circulating levels of leptin, as a result of hormonal resistance in obese individuals, may contribute to lower androgen production in obese males. However, the molecular mechanisms involved need to be better defined. Androgens are mainly produced by Leydig cells within the testis. In male rodents, activation of the leptin receptor modulates a cascade of intracellular signal transduction pathways which may lead to regulation of transcription factors having influences on steroidogenesis in Leydig cells...
March 25, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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