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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926980/role-and-regulation-of-p27-in-neuronal-apoptosis
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Surbhi Jaiswal, Pushkar Sharma
It is necessary for the cell cycle machinery of neurons to be suppressed to promote differentiation and maintenance of their terminally differentiated state. Reactivation of the cell cycle in response to neurotoxic insults leads to neuronal cell death and some cell cycle related proteins contribute to the process. p27 kip1 (p27), an inhibitor of Cyclin Dependent Kinases (CDKs), prevents unwarranted CDK activation. In the present study, we have elucidated a novel mechanism via which p27 promotes apoptosis of neurons stimulated by neurotoxic amyloid peptide Aβ42 (Amyloid β1-42 peptide)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926942/actin-related-protein-2-arp2-and-virus-induced-filopodia-facilitate-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-spread
#2
Masfique Mehedi, Thomas McCarty, Scott E Martin, Cyril Le Nouën, Eugen Buehler, Yu-Chi Chen, Margery Smelkinson, Sundar Ganesan, Elizabeth R Fischer, Linda G Brock, Bo Liang, Shirin Munir, Peter L Collins, Ursula J Buchholz
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an enveloped RNA virus that is the most important viral cause of acute pediatric lower respiratory tract illness worldwide, and lacks a vaccine or effective antiviral drug. The involvement of host factors in the RSV replicative cycle remains poorly characterized. A genome-wide siRNA screen in human lung epithelial A549 cells identified actin-related protein 2 (ARP2) as a host factor involved in RSV infection. ARP2 knockdown did not reduce RSV entry, and did not markedly reduce gene expression during the first 24 hr of infection, but decreased viral gene expression thereafter, an effect that appeared to be due to inhibition of viral spread to neighboring cells...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925633/shock-wave-enhances-angiogenesis-through-vegfr2-activation-and-recycling
#3
Tien-Hung Huang, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Yi-Ling Chen, Ching-Jen Wang, Tsung-Cheng Yin, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
Although low-energy shock wave (SW) is adopted to treat ischemic diseases because of its pro-angiogenic properties, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study aimed at testing whether SW-induced angiogenesis may be through endothelial vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) signaling and trafficking. Phosphorylation of VEGFR2-Akt-eNOS axis and production of nitric oxide (NO) were determined in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) treated with SW. Carotid artery in ob/ob mice was treated with SW before evaluation with sprouting assay...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925202/calprotectin-induces-il-6-and-mcp-1-production-via-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts
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Yasufumi Nishikawa, Yukari Kajiura, Jung Hwan Lew, Jun-Ichi Kido, Toshihiko Nagata, Koji Naruishi
Calprotectin, a heterodimer of S100A8 and S100A9 molecules, is associated with inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease. We have reported that calprotectin levels in gingival crevicular fluids of periodontitis patients are significantly higher than in healthy subjects. However, the functions of calprotectin in pathophysiology of periodontitis are still unknown. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of calprotectin on the productivity of inflammatory cytokines in human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925189/hbx-drives-alpha-fetoprotein-expression-to-promote-initiation-of-liver-cancer-stem-cells-through-activating-pi3k-akt-signal-pathway
#5
Mingyue Zhu, Wei Li, Yan Lu, Xu Dong, Bo Lin, Yi Chen, Xueer Zhang, Junli Guo, Mengsen Li
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-X protein (HBx) plays critical role in inducing the malignant transformation of liver cells. Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) expression is closely related to hepatocarcinogenesis. We report that Oct4, Klf4, Sox2 and c-myc expression positively associated with AFP(+)/HBV(+) hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) tissues, and the expression of the stemness markers CD44, CD133 and EpCAM was significantly higher in AFP(+)/HBV(+) HCC tissues compared to normal liver tissues or AFP(-)/HBV(-) HCC tissues. AFP expression turned on prior to expression of Oct4, Klf4, Sox2 and c-myc, and the stemness markers CD44, CD133 and EpCAM in the normal human liver L-02 cell line or CHL cell lines upon transfection with MCV-HBx vectors...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924974/mir-155-regulates-high-glucose-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-via-the-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Dong Zhang, Yongchun Cui, Bin Li, Xiaokang Luo, Bo Li, Yue Tang
Cardiac fibrosis, as a pathological process, plays an important role in various cardiac diseases. microRNA-155 (miR-155) is one of the most important miRNAs, and previous studies have shown that it is a regulatory factor in various fibrotic diseases. However, the mechanism by which miR-155 affects myocardial fibrosis remains unclear. In this study, we aim to establish the biological function of miR-155 in myocardial fibrosis induced by diabetes in mice. We used normal C57BL/6 wild type (WT) and miR-155 knockout (KO) mice to establish the diabetic model by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin, and we utilized echocardiography to evaluate the cardiac function at 30 and 60 days post-modeling...
December 7, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924861/size-specific-transfection-to-mammalian-cells-by-micropillar-array-electroporation
#7
Yingbo Zu, Shuyan Huang, Yang Lu, Xuan Liu, Shengnian Wang
Electroporation serves as a promising non-viral gene delivery approach, while its current configuration carries several drawbacks associated with high-voltage electrical pulses and heterogeneous treatment on individual cells. Here we developed a new micropillar array electroporation (MAE) platform to advance the electroporation-based delivery of DNA and RNA probes into mammalian cells. By introducing well-patterned micropillar array texture on the electrode surface, the number of pillars each cell faces varies with its plasma membrane surface area, despite their large population and random locations...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924491/single-molecule-fluorescence-energy-transfer-assays-for-the-characterization-of-reaction-pathways-of-mirna-argonaute-complex
#8
Myung Hyun Jo, Sungchul Hohng
Argonaute proteins are key components of the microRNA-induced silencing complexes (miRISCs) that mediate the posttranscriptional gene silencing of microRNAs and small interfering RNA (siRNAs). The complex reaction mechanism of miRISC is expected to be characterized by tracing the reaction pathways of miRISC at the single-molecule level in real time. In this chapter, we describe single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assays to observe the target binding and reaction pathways of miRISC composed of a recombinant Argonaute and a small RNA...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924297/datasets-for-the-validation-of-the-in-vivo-sirna-silencing-of-cd40-and-for-the-detection-of-new-markers-of-atherosclerosis-progression-in-apoe-deficient-mice
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Miguel Hueso, Laura De Ramon, Estanislao Navarro, Elia Ripoll, Josep M Cruzado, Josep M Grinyo, Joan Torras
Data presented in this Data in Brief article correspond to the article "in vivo" silencing of CD40 reduces progression of experimental atherogenesis through a NFκB/miR-125b axis and reveals new potential mediators in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis" (M. Hueso, L. De Ramon, E. Navarro, E. Ripoll, J.M. Cruzado, J.M. Grinyo, J. Torras, 2016) [1]. Here, we describe the validation of the silencing of CD40 expression with a specific siRNA in ApoE(-/-) mouse aortas, and its systemic effects on splenic lymphocytic subpopulations as well as on the infiltration of aortic intima by F4/80(+), galectin-3(+) macrophages or by NF-κB(+) cells...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924161/combination-therapy-for-ulcerative-colitis-orally-targeted-nanoparticles-prevent-mucosal-damage-and-relieve-inflammation
#10
Bo Xiao, Zhan Zhang, Emilie Viennois, Yuejun Kang, Mingzhen Zhang, Moon Kwon Han, Jiucun Chen, Didier Merlin
Combination therapy is an emerging strategy that is under intensive preclinical investigation for the treatment of various diseases. CD98 is highly overexpressed on the surfaces of epithelial cells and macrophages in the colon tissue with ulcerative colitis (UC), which is usually associated with mucosal damage and inflammation. We previously proved that CD98 siRNA (siCD98)-induced down-regulation of CD98 in colitis tissue decreased the severity of UC to a certain extent. In an effort to further improve the therapeutic efficacy, we aim to simultaneously deliver siCD98 in combination with a potent anti-inflammatory agent, curcumin (CUR), using hyaluronic acid (HA)-functionalized polymeric nanoparticles (NPs)...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924069/retrograde-trafficking-of-vmat2-and-its-role-in-protein-stability-in-non-neuronal-cells
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Qiuzi Wu, Hongfei Xu, Wei Wang, Fei Chang, Yu Jiang, Yongjian Liu
Increasing evidence suggests that the impaired neuroprotection of vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) contributes to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. That has been linked to aberrant subcellular retrograde trafficking as strongly indicated by recent genomic studies on familial Parkinson's diseases. However, whether VMAT2 function is regulated by retrograde trafficking is unknown. By using biochemistry and cell biology approaches, we have shown that VMAT2 was stringently localized to the trans-Golgi network and underwent retrograde trafficking in non-neuronal cells...
November 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924058/foxo1-inhibits-the-invasion-and-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-reversing-zeb2-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Tianxiu Dong, Yu Zhang, Yaodong Chen, Pengfei Liu, Tingting An, Jiuwei Zhang, Haichao Yang, Wenjing Zhu, Xiuhua Yang
The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) program is critical for epithelial cell cancer progression and fibrotic diseases. FOXO1 influences a broad range of physiological and pathological processes. However, the mechanism by which FOXO1 inhibits EMT is not fully understood. In this study, we demonstrated that FOXO1 overexpression inhibited cell motility and invasiveness in vitro and inhibited lung metastasis in vivo. In addition, we found that FOXO1 couldreverse the EMT program. FOXO1 silencing by siRNA in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines enhanced the expression of mesenchymal markers and decreased the expression of the epithelial markers...
December 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924031/ubiquitylation-dependent-regulation-of-neil1-by-mule-and-trim26-is-required-for-the-cellular-dna-damage-response
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Matthew J Edmonds, Rachel J Carter, Catherine M Nickson, Sarah C Williams, Jason L Parsons
Endonuclease VIII-like protein 1 (NEIL1) is a DNA glycosylase involved in initiating the base excision repair pathway, the major cellular mechanism for repairing DNA base damage. Here, we have purified the major E3 ubiquitin ligases from human cells responsible for regulation of NEIL1 by ubiquitylation. Interestingly, we have identified two enzymes that catalyse NEIL1 polyubiquitylation, Mcl-1 ubiquitin ligase E3 (Mule) and tripartite motif 26 (TRIM26). We demonstrate that these enzymes are capable of polyubiquitylating NEIL1 in vitro, and that both catalyse ubiquitylation of NEIL1 within the same C-terminal lysine residues...
October 18, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923790/dynamin-related-protein-1-mediates-low-glucose-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-in-human-arterioles
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Michael John Tanner, Jingli Wang, Rong Ying, Tisha B Suboc, Mobin Malik, Allison Couillard, Amberly Branum, Venkata Puppala, Michael Eric Widlansky
Intensive glycemic regulation has resulted in an increased incidence of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemic burden correlates with adverse cardiovascular complications and contributes acutely and chronically to endothelial dysfunction. Prior data indicate mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to hypoglycemia-induced endothelial dysfunction, but the mechanisms behind this linkage remain unknown. We attempt to determine whether clinically relevant low glucose (LG) exposures acutely induce endothelial dysfunction through activation of the mitochondrial fission process...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923677/intact-mitochondrial-ca-2-uniport-is-essential-for-agonist-induced-activation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-enos
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Suphachai Charoensin, Emrah Eroglu, Marissa Opelt, Helmut Bischof, Corina T Madreiter-Sokolowski, Andrijana Kirsch, Maria R Depaoli, Saša Frank, Astrid Schrammel, Bernd Mayer, Markus Waldeck-Weiermair, Wolfgang F Graier, Roland Malli
Mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake regulates diverse endothelial cell functions and has also been related to nitric oxide (NO(•)) production. However, it is not entirely clear if the organelles support or counteract NO(•) biosynthesis by taking up Ca(2+). The objective of this study was to verify whether or not mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake influences Ca(2+)-triggered NO(•) generation by endothelial NO(•) synthase (eNOS) in an immortalized endothelial cell line (EA.hy926), respective primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and eNOS-RFP (red fluorescent protein) expressing human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells...
December 3, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923652/mir-211-inhibits-invasion-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-emt-of-cervical-cancer-cells-via-targeting-muc4
#16
Dongkui Xu, Shikai Liu, Liang Zhang, Lili Song
The dysregulated molecules and their involvement in lymph node metastases of cervical cancer are far from been fully revealed. In this study, by reviewing MUC4 expression in The Human Protein Atlas and retrieving gene microarray data in GEO dataset (No. GDS4664), we found that MUC4 upregulation is associated with lymph node metastasis in cervical cancer. Knockdown of MUC4 in Hela and SiHa cells significantly reduced their invasion and also reduced the mesenchymal properties. By performing bioinformatics analysis, we observed that miR-211 is a potential suppressor of MUC4, which has a predicted highly conserved binding site in the 3'UTR of MUC among mammals...
December 3, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923632/puerarin-suppression-of-a%C3%AE-1-42-induced-primary-cortical-neuron-death-is-largely-dependent-on-er%C3%AE
#17
Li Li, Zuguang Xue, Lei Chen, Xueyu Chen, Heshuang Wang, Xiaobo Wang
Recent study has suggested that estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) can decrease the risk of the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and phytoestrogen has been proposed as a potential alternative to ERT. In this study, we investigated the protective function of puerarin (a phytoestrogen isolated from puerarin lobate) against amyloid beta (Aβ1-42)-induced toxicity in cortical neurons and established the connection between such a protection and estrogen receptor (ER) activation. Puerarin suppressed Aβ1-42-induced cortical neuron death in a concentration-dependent manner...
December 3, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923559/nrf2-protects-photoreceptor-cells-from-photo-oxidative-stress-induced-by-blue-light
#18
Wan-Ju Chen, Caiying Wu, Zhenhua Xu, Yoshiki Kuse, Hideaki Hara, Elia J Duh
Oxidative stress plays a key role in age-related macular degeneration and hereditary retinal degenerations. Light damage in rodents has been used extensively to model oxidative stress-induced photoreceptor degeneration, and photo-oxidative injury from blue light is particularly damaging to photoreceptors. The endogenous factors protecting photoreceptors from oxidative stress, including photo-oxidative stress, are continuing to be elucidated. In this study, we evaluated the effect of blue light exposure on photoreceptors and its relationship to Nrf2 using cultured murine photoreceptor (661W) cells...
December 3, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922681/cxcr4-promotes-cisplatin-resistance-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-cyp1b1-dependent-manner
#19
Songping Xie, Zhenbo Tu, Jie Xiong, Ganjun Kang, Lina Zhao, Weidong Hu, Haiyan Tan, Kingsley Miyanda Tembo, Qianshan Ding, Xinzhou Deng, Jie Huang, Qiuping Zhang
Chemoresistance is the main cause of treatment failure and high mortality in advanced lung cancer. Cisplatin, an important chemotherapeutic agent for lung cancer, has been observed to show enormously reduced chemotherapeutic efficacy owing to the development of chemoresistance. CXCR4, a stromal-derived-factor-1 specific chemokine receptor, is highly expressed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissues and participates in cancer progression by regulating cell growth, apoptosis or invasion. In this study, we therefore investigated whether CXCR4 plays a role in the cisplatin associated resistance in NSCLC...
December 2, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922679/repetitive-extragenic-palindromic-dna-sequences-from-brucella%C3%A2-melitensis-stimulate-toll-like-receptor-9-signaling-in-macrophages
#20
Hui Yu, Liyun Bai, Yaxian Zhang, Zhanli Wang, Yongchun Yu
Brucella DNA activates the host innate immune system via the intracellular Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9). However, the Brucella DNA sequences which are responsible for these immunostimulatory effects remain to be elucidated. The present study demonstrated that repetitive extragenic palindromic (REPs) sequences present in Brucella DNA were able to stimulate macrophages through TLR9. The induction of interferon-α (IFN-α) production by Brucella REPs was detected in cultured RAW264.7 mouse macrophages as well as in Wistar rats...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
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