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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145717/ctrp9-regulates-growth-differentiation-and-apoptosis-in-human-keratinocytes-through-tgf%C3%AE-1-p38-dependent-pathway
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Tae Woo Jung, Hyung Sub Park, Geum Hee Choi, Daehwan Kim, Taeseung Lee
Impairment of wound healing is a common problem in individuals with diabetes. Adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived cytokine, has many beneficial effects on metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. C1q/TNF-Related Protein 9 (CTRP9), the closest paralog of adiponectin, has been reported to have beneficial effects on wound healing. In the current study, we demonstrate that CTRP9 regulates growth, differentiation, and apoptosis of HaCaT human keratinocytes. We found that CTRP9 augmented expression of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) by transcription factor activator protein 1 (AP-1) binding activity and phosphorylation of p38 in a dosedependent manner...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145490/rnai-screen-reveals-a-role-of-sphk2-in-dengue-virus-mediated-apoptosis-in-hepatic-cell-lines
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Atthapan Morchang, Regina Ching Hua Lee, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus, Gopinathan Pillai Sreekanth, Sansanee Noisakran, Justin Jang Hann Chu, Thawornchai Limjindaporn
Hepatic dysfunction is a feature of dengue virus (DENV) infection. Hepatic biopsy specimens obtained from fatal cases of DENV infection show apoptosis, which relates to the pathogenesis of DENV infection. However, how DENV induced liver injury is not fully understood. In this study, we aim to identify the factors that influence cell death by employing an apoptosis-related siRNA library screening. Our results show the effect of 558 gene silencing on caspase 3-mediated apoptosis in DENV-infected Huh7 cells. The majority of genes that contributed to apoptosis were the apoptosis-related kinase enzymes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145453/the-antiviral-drug-tenofovir-an-inhibitor-of-pannexin-1-mediated-atp-release-prevents-liver-and-skin-fibrosis-by-downregulating-adenosine-levels-in-the-liver-and-skin
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Jessica L Feig, Aranzazu Mediero, Carmen Corciulo, Hailing Liu, Jin Zhang, Miguel Perez-Aso, Laura Picard, Tuere Wilder, Bruce Cronstein
BACKGROUND: Fibrosing diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and, therefore, there is a need for safe and effective antifibrotic therapies. Adenosine, generated extracellularly by the dephosphorylation of adenine nucleotides, ligates specific receptors which play a critical role in development of hepatic and dermal fibrosis. Results of recent clinical trials indicate that tenofovir, a widely used antiviral agent, reverses hepatic fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145206/microrna-expression-profiling-of-pancreatic-cancer-cell-line-l3-6p1-following-b7-h4-knockdown
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Yun Qian, Limin Feng, Weigen Wu, Tianhao Weng, Chenyu Hu, Bo Hong, Frederick X C Wang, Lingwei Shen, Qi Wang, Xin Jin, Hangping Yao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Co-stimulating molecule B7-H4 regulates T cell-mediated immune responses, participates in tumor immune escape, and promotes the proliferation and metastasis of pancreatic cancer cells. However, the specific mechanisms are unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) participated in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer. METHODS: In this study, a microarray technique was used to screen B7-H4-related differentially expressed miRNAs in a pancreatic cancer cell line find those associated with pancreatic cancer...
November 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145147/up-regulation-of-mir-299-suppressed-the-invasion-and-migration-of-htr-8-svneo-trophoblast-cells-partly-via-targeting-hdac2-in-pre-eclampsia
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Yu Gao, Ruilian She, Qian Wang, Yan Li, Haiying Zhang
Pre-eclampsia (PE), a pregnancy-associated disorder, is a major contributor to maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Recently, microRNAs (miRNAs) were found to be associated with the pathogenesis of PE. The present study investigated the function of miR-299 in HTR-8/SVneo trophoblast cells and explored its underlying mechanism in the pathogenesis of PE. The miR-299 and histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) mRNA expression levels were determined by quantitative real-time PCR. Transwell invasion and wound healing assays were used to measure cell invasive and migratory ability...
November 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144122/the-ratio-of-polycation-and-serum-is-a-crucial-index-determining-the-rnai-efficiency-of-polyplex
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Weiqi Zhang, Xianghui Meng, Huike Liu, Lifei Xie, Jian Liu, Haiyan Xu
We report that the mass ratio of the polycation to serum in the medium determines the RNAi efficiency in vitro by using spermine-modified pullulan (Ps) and spermine-modified dextran (Ds) as polycation models. The high ratio of Ps to serum protein (Ps/Pr) mediated the formation of larger polyplex, which led to the promoted cellular uptake, enhanced lysosomal escape and elevated RNAi efficiency. In addition, the supplementary of free Ps also enhanced siRNA transfection due to the elevation of Ps/Pr. Similar results were obtained with Ds...
November 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143973/effects-of-microrna-24-targeting-c-myc-on-apoptosis-proliferation-and-cytokine-expressions-in-chondrocytes-of-rats-with-osteoarthritis-via-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Yuan-Hao Wu, Wei Liu, Lei Zhang, Xiao-Ya Liu, Yi Wang, Bin Xue, Bin Liu, Ran Duan, Bo Zhang, Yang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether microRNA-24 (miR-24) targeting C-myc affects chondrocytes of rats with osteoarthritis (OA) via the MAPK signaling pathway. METHODS: Thirty rats were assigned as a sham group and an OA group (established as OA rat models by cutting the anterior cruciate ligaments and removing 1/3 medial meniscus). TUNEL staining and immunohistochemistry were conducted for cell apoptosis index (AI) and positive expression rate of C-myc protein. Enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA) was carried out for serum level of IL-1β and TNF-α...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143445/glycyrrhiza-uralensis-and-semilicoisoflavone-b-reduce-a%C3%AE-secretion-by-increasing-ppar%C3%AE-expression-and-inhibiting-stat3-phosphorylation-to-inhibit-bace1-expression
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Ming-Yao Gu, Yoon Sun Chun, Dong Zhao, Ryu Shi Yong, Hyun Ok Yang
SCOPE: Glycyrrhiza uralensis extract (GUE) has been reported to improve amyloid beta (Aβ) induced cognitive deficits in mice. However, the mechanisms underlying this effect and the components involved have not been previously explored. Extracellular Aβ plaques are one of the major pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Therefore, decreasing Aβ levels is one strategy for preventing the etiology of AD. This study aimed to test the effect of GUE and semilicoisoflavone B (SB) on Aβ secretion and investigate the mechanism underlying this effect...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143344/down-regulation-of-p16-and-mgmt-promotes-the-anti-proliferative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-of-5-aza-dc-and-radiation-on-cervical-cancer-cells
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Guan-di Chen, De-Ying Qian, Zhi-Gang Li, Ge-Ying Fan, Ke-Li You, Yi-Long Wu
Cervical cancer is one of the most common malignancies of the female reproductive system. Therefore, it is critical to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in the development and progression of cervical cancer. In this study, we stimulated cervical cancer cells with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-Aza-dC) and found that this treatment inhibited cell proliferation and induced apoptosis; additionally, methylation of p16 and O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) was reversed, although their expression was suppressed...
November 15, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142206/egfr-conjunct-fscn1-as-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Chao-Qun Wang, Yang Li, Bi-Fei Huang, Yong-Ming Zhao, Hui Yuan, Dongfang Guo, Chen-Ming Su, Gui-Nv Hu, Qian Wang, Tengyun Long, Yan Wang, Chih-Hsin Tang, Xiaoni Li
Emerging evidence indicates that Fascin-1 (FSCN1) may possess a causal role in the development of several types of cancers and serves as a novel biomarker of aggressiveness in certain carcinomas. However, the regulatory mechanism of FSCN1 in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell invasion and migration is still largely unknown. In our study, we observed that the FSCN1 expression rates were significantly higher in invasive ductal carcinoma, compared with both usual ductal hyperplasia and ductal carcinoma in situ...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142175/macrophage-differentiation-induced-by-pma-is-mediated-by-activation-of-rhoa-rock-signaling
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Lifeng Yang, Fan Dai, Lian Tang, Yulan Le, Wenjuan Yao
In order to investigate the effects of RhoA/ROCK signaling in macrophage differentiation, we used 100 ng/mL PMA to induce macrophage differentiation from U937 cells in vitro. The observation of cell morphology and the expression of CD68 and SR-A were performed to confirm the differentiation induced by PMA. Western blot analysis showed that the expression of ROCK1 and ROCK2 and the phosphorylation of MYPT1 were significantly increased after PMA treatment. Pulldown assay showed that the activation of RhoA was obviously enhanced when U937 cells were treated with PMA...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141874/s100a4-amplifies-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-a-pleural-mesothelial-cell-line
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Qian Ning, Feiyan Li, Lei Wang, Hong Li, Yan Yao, Tinghua Hu, Zhongmin Sun
Pleural fibrosis can dramatically lower the quality of life. Numerous studies have reported that epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) regulated by transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is involved in fibrosis. However, the molecular mechanism is inadequately understood. Fibroblast-specific protein-1 (S100A4) is a target of TGF-β signaling. In our previous study, we have reported that S100A4 is highly expressed in pleural fibrosis. Thus, we suggest that S100A4 took part in the TGF-β-induced EMT in pleural fibrosis...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141691/involvement-of-aberrantly-activated-hotair-ezh2-mir-193a-feedback-loop-in-progression-of-prostate-cancer
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Zhixin Ling, Xiaoyan Wang, Tao Tao, Lei Zhang, Han Guan, Zonghao You, Kai Lu, Guangyuan Zhang, Shuqiu Chen, Jianping Wu, Jinke Qian, Hui Liu, Bin Xu, Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Though androgen deprivation therapy is the standard treatment for prostate cancer (PCa), most patients would inevitably progress to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) which is the main cause of PCa death. Therefore, the identification of novel molecular mechanism regulating cancer progression and achievement of new insight into target therapy would be necessary for improving the benefits of PCa patients. This study aims to study the function and regulatory mechanism of HOTAIR/EZH2/miR-193a feedback loop in PCa progression...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141378/-the-expression-and-significance-of-microtubule-driven-protein-kif2a-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Y Z Xu, X M Cao, Q Ye, S Zhang, Y Q Zhang, Z J Shen
Objective: To investigate the protein and mRNA expression of KIF2A in ovarian cancer, and to investigate the migration and invasion ability changes in ovarian cancer cell line HO-8910 transfected by KIF2A-siRNA. Methods: Immunohistochemical method was used to detect the expression of KIF2A in 30 cases of ovarian cancer and 20 cases of ovarian normal tissues. The expression of KIF2A mRNA was detected by RT-PCR. The mRNA and protein expression of KIF2A in cell line HO-8910 was detected by RT-PCR and Western blot after transfected by KIF2A-siRNA in vitro...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141367/-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-neural-stem-cells-induced-by-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-signal-pathway
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S Q Chen, M Huang, C L Liu, Y Y Shen, Q Cai, P J Wang
Objective: To investigate the mechanism of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) promoting induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to differentiate into neural stem cells (NSCs) via Wnt/β-catenin and extracellular signal-regulated kinase/mitogen-activated protein kinases (ERK/MAPK) signal pathways. Methods: iPSCs were cultured and identified. The iPSCs were induced to differentiate into NSCs by BDNF and retinoic acid (RA). Nestin was detected by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry after iPSCs differentiated...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141249/%C3%AE-catenin-cooperates-with-creb-binding-protein-to-promote-the-growth-of-tumor-cells
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Wendan Yu, Liren Li, Fufu Zheng, Wenjing Yang, Shilei Zhao, Chunfang Tian, Wenwen Yin, Yiming Chen, Wei Guo, Lijuan Zou, Wuguo Deng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: β-catenin is an integral component of the canonical Wnt signaling pathway, and its mutations are an autosomal recessive cause of colorectal cancer (CRC), medulloblastoma (MDB), and ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, little is known about its function in lung cancers. METHODS: We first knocked down β-catenin by siRNA to investigate its effects on lung cancer cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis. Then we verified the interaction between β-catenin and CREB binding protein (CBP) by immunofluoresence and co-immunoprecipition assays...
November 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141205/investigation-of-alimentary-canal-ultrastructure-following-knockdown-of-the-dicer-2-gene-in-planthoppers-reveals-the-potential-pathogenicity-of-southern-rice-black-streaked-dwarf-virus-to-its-insect-vector
#17
Yuyan Liu, Qianzhuo Mao, Hanhong Lan, Haitao Wang, Taiyun Wei, Qian Chen
An increasing number of studies are suggesting that plant viruses, including southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV), can adversely affect biological characteristics of insect vectors by unknown mechanisms. To study the adverse effect of SRBSDV at cellular level on the insect vector, we promoted viral infection by the disruption of the small interfering RNA (siRNA) pathway. The transmission electron microscopy was utilized to describe the ultrastructural changes that occurred in insects when the core component of the siRNA pathway, Dicer-2, was knocked down...
November 12, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140740/upregulation-of-tyrosine-kinase-fyn-in-human-thyroid-carcinoma-role-in-modulating-tumor-cell-proliferation-invasion-and-migration
#18
Jing Zheng, Huiling Li, Dongting Xu, Huijuan Zhu
Tyrosine kinase FYN-a member of the SRC family of kinases-is associated with mediating mitogenic signals and regulating cell cycle entry, growth, and proliferation. It was hypothesized that FYN is upregulated in thyroid carcinoma, which plays a critical role in tumorigenesis. FYN expression level in thyroid carcinoma tissue and tumor cell lines was determined. Also, the effects of FYN on thyroid cancer (TC) growth, signaling, cell cycle, and apoptosis were evaluated in vitro. FYN was knocked down in thyroid cancer cells (TPC-1) by siRNA to investigate the effects on cell proliferation, invasion, and migration...
November 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140707/grapefruit-flavonoid-naringenin-regulates-the-expression-of-lxr%C3%AE-in-thp-1-macrophages-by-modulating-amp-activated-protein-kinase
#19
Javier Saenz, Consuelo Santa-María, Maria Edith Reyes-Quiroz, Isabel Geniz, Juan Jiménez, Francisco Sobrino, Gonzalo Alba
The present work investigates the modulation of grapefruit flavonoid naringenin over Liver X Receptor alpha (LXRα) and its target genes in THP-1 macrophages, focusing on AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) implication. Naringenin induced LXRα at mRNA and protein levels besides influencing the expression of LXRα target genes ABCA1, ABCG1 (ATP-binding cassette A1 and G1), and SREBP1c (sterol response element binding protein 1c) in THP-1 macrophages. The increased LXRα mRNA and protein expression was reverted when AMPK was inhibited by its chemical inhibitor, compound C or by transfection with AMPK α1 and α2 siRNA...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140431/microvascular-adaptations-to-exercise-protective-effect-of-pgc-1-alpha
#20
Andrew O Kadlec, Chad Barnes, Matthew J Durand, David D Gutterman
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior and obesity are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Regular physical activity has independent protective effects on the cardiovascular system, but the mechanisms responsible remain elusive. Recent studies suggest that the protein peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1α) participates in the response to exercise training. We hypothesized that the arterioles of athletes maintain dilation to flow despite combined inhibition of multiple vasodilators, but loss of PGC-1α renders these vessels susceptible to inhibition of a single vasodilator pathway...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
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