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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458167/autosomal-dominant-deficiency-of-the-interleukin-17f-in-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis-possible-novel-mutation-in-a-new-entity
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Alireza Zare Bidoki, Ahmad Massoud, Shamsolmoulouk Najafi, Mahsa Mohammadzadeh, Nima Rezaei
Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) is a common oral inflammatory disease with unknown pathogenesis. Although the immune system alterations could be involved in predisposition of individuals to oral candidiasis, precise etiologies of RAS have not been understood yet. A recent study showed that autosomal dominant IL17F deficiency could cause chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Considering the inflammatory nature of interleukin (IL)-17F and RAS, this study was performed to check any disease-associated mutation in a number of patients with RAS...
February 16, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457927/structural-fingerprints-interactions-and-signaling-networks-of-ras-family-proteins-beyond-ras-isoforms
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Saeideh Nakhaei-Rad, Fereshteh Haghighi, Parivash Nouri, Soheila Rezaei Adariani, Jana Lissy, Neda S Kazemein Jasemi, Radovan Dvorsky, Mohammad Reza Ahmadian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 19, 2018: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456983/the-role-of-mas-receptor-on-renal-hemodynamic-responses-to-angiotensin-1-7-in-both-irreversible-and-reversible-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-rats
#3
Jalal Hassanshahi, Mehdi Nematbakhsh
Background: Unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) alters the expression of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) components and angiotensin 1-7 (Ang 1-7) as a main arm of RAS is affected by UUO. The role of Mas receptor antagonist (A779) was examined in renal hemodynamic responses to Ang 1-7 in 3-day UUO and UUO removal (RUUO) in rats. Materials and Methods: Forty-five male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups of sham operated, UUO, and RUUO, while each group was divided into two subgroups treated with vehicle or A779...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456730/the-regulation-and-function-of-microrna-377-rassf8-signaling-axis-in-gastric-cancer
#4
Xiaobo Bo, Yusheng Chen, Weizhong Sheng, Yuda Gong, Haiyu Wang, Weidong Gao, Bo Zhang
Gastric cancer is a major cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. The aberrant expression of microRNA (miRNA) is involved in tumorigenesis. Ras proteins transfer information from the extracellular environment to internal cellular compartments and are essential in numerous signal transduction pathways. To investigate the regulation, function and clinical significance of the miRNA377/Ras association domain family (RASSF) 8 signaling axis in gastric cancer, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction, immunohistochemistry, cell counting kit-8, western blotting, and Transwell assays were used...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456689/inhibition-of-the-ras-raf-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-signaling-pathway-by-compounds-of-natural-origin-for-possible-treatment-of-spinal-cord-injury-an-in-silico-approach
#5
Shilei Yan, Li Zhang, Shuai Wang, Tianhao Wu, Zhixin Gong
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe disease associated with permanent neurological deficit. Recent studies in the treatment of SCI have demonstrated that the Ras/Raf/extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling pathway serves an important role in the disease etiology, and that upregulation of this signaling pathway is associated with the development of SCI. In the present study, inhibition of Ras protein was employed in order to downregulate the Ras/Raf/ERK1/2 signaling pathway using compounds of natural origin from the Interbioscreen natural compound database...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456180/ras-regulates-the-transition-from-naive-to-primed-pluripotent-stem-cells
#6
Anna Altshuler, Mila Verbuk, Swarnabh Bhattacharya, Ifat Abramovich, Roni Haklai, Jacob H Hanna, Yoel Kloog, Eyal Gottlieb, Ruby Shalom-Feuerstein
The transition from naive to primed state of pluripotent stem cells is hallmarked by epithelial-mesenchymal transition, metabolic switch from oxidative phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis, and changes in the epigenetic landscape. Since these changes are also seen as putative hallmarks of neoplastic cell transformation, we hypothesized that oncogenic pathways may be involved in this process. We report that the activity of RAS is repressed in the naive state of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and that all three RAS isoforms are significantly activated upon early differentiation induced by LIF withdrawal, embryoid body formation, or transition to the primed state...
February 8, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455668/function-of-the-c-met-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-in-carcinogenesis-and-associated-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Yazhuo Zhang, Mengfang Xia, Ke Jin, Shufei Wang, Hang Wei, Chunmei Fan, Yingfen Wu, Xiaoling Li, Xiayu Li, Guiyuan Li, Zhaoyang Zeng, Wei Xiong
c-Met is a receptor tyrosine kinase belonging to the MET (MNNG HOS transforming gene) family, and is expressed on the surfaces of various cells. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is the ligand for this receptor. The binding of HGF to c-Met initiates a series of intracellular signals that mediate embryogenesis and wound healing in normal cells. However, in cancer cells, aberrant HGF/c-Met axis activation, which is closely related to c-Met gene mutations, overexpression, and amplification, promotes tumor development and progression by stimulating the PI3K/AKT, Ras/MAPK, JAK/STAT, SRC, Wnt/β-catenin, and other signaling pathways...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455659/receptor-tyrosine-kinases-and-downstream-pathways-as-druggable-targets-for-cancer-treatment-the-current-arsenal-of-inhibitors
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Wagner Ricardo Montor, Andrei Ronaldo Oliveira Silva Escartin Salas, Fabiana Henriques Machado de Melo
Searching for targets that allow pharmacological inhibition of cell proliferation in over-proliferative states, such as cancer, leads us to finely understand the complex mechanisms orchestrating the perfect control of mitosis number, frequency and pace as well as the molecular arrangements that induce cells to enter functional quiescence and brings them back to cycling in specific conditions. Although the mechanisms regulating cell proliferation have been described several years ago, never before has so much light been shed over this machinery as during the last decade when therapy targets have been explored and molecules, either synthetic or in the form of antibodies with the potential of becoming cancer drugs were produced and adjusted for specific binding and function...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455655/disruption-of-etv6-leads-to-twist1-dependent-progression-and-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-prostate-cancer
#9
Yuan-Chin Tsai, Tao Zeng, Wassim Abou-Kheir, Hsiu-Lien Yeh, Juan Juan Yin, Yi-Chao Lee, Wei-Yu Chen, Yen-Nien Liu
BACKGROUND: ETS variant gene 6 (ETV6) is a putative tumor suppressor and repressed by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling in prostate cancer. Since EGFR antagonists seem ineffective in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), we aim to study the role of ETV6 in the development of drug resistance. METHODS: Etv6 target gene was validated by ChIP and promoter reporter assays. Correlation of ETV6 and TWIST1 was analyzed in human clinical datasets and tissue samples...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454854/erk1-2-inhibitors-new-weapons-to-inhibit-the-ras-regulated-raf-mek1-2-erk1-2-pathway
#10
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Andrew M Kidger, James Sipthorp, Simon J Cook
The RAS-regulated RAF-MEK1/2-ERK1/2 signalling pathway is de-regulated in a variety of cancers due to mutations in receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), negative regulators of RAS (such as NF1) and core pathway components themselves (RAS, BRAF, CRAF, MEK1 or MEK2). This has driven the development of a variety of pharmaceutical agents to inhibit RAF-MEK1/2-ERK1/2 signalling in cancer and both RAF and MEK inhibitors are now approved and used in the clinic. There is now much interest in targeting at the level of ERK1/2 for a variety of reasons...
February 15, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454794/hcv-genotype-6a-escape-from-and-resistance-to-velpatasvir-pibrentasvir-and-sofosbuvir-in-robust-infectious-cell-culture-models
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Long V Pham, Santseharay Ramirez, Judith M Gottwein, Ulrik Fahnøe, Yi-Ping Li, Jannie Pedersen, Jens Bukh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic liver diseases caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 6 are prevalent in Asia, and millions of people require treatment with direct-acting antiviral regimens, such as NS5A inhibitor velpatasvir combined with the NS5B polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir. We developed infectious cell culture models of HCV genotype 6a infection to study the effects of these inhibitors and the development of resistance. METHODS: The consensus sequences of prototype strains HK2 (MG717925) and HK6a (MG717928), originating from serum of patients with chronic HCV infection, were determined by Sanger sequencing of genomes amplified by reverse transcription-PCR...
February 15, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454706/gata6-phosphorylation-by-erk1-2-propels-exit-from-pluripotency-and-commitment-to-primitive-endoderm
#12
Yue Meng, Robert Moore, Wensi Tao, Elizabeth R Smith, Jeffrey D Tse, Corrado Caslini, Xiang-Xi Xu
The transcription factor GATA6 and the Fgf/Ras/MAPK signaling pathway are essential for the development of the primitive endoderm (PrE), one of the two lineages derived from the pluripotent inner cell mass (ICM) of mammalian blastocysts. A mutant mouse line in which Gata6-coding exons are replaced with H2BGFP (histone H2B Green Fluorescence Protein fusion protein) was developed to monitor Gata6 promoter activity. In the Gata6-H2BGFP heterozygous blastocysts, the ICM cells that initially had uniform GFP fluorescence signal at E3...
February 15, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454201/nitrous-oxide-emissions-from-near-zero-water-exchange-brackish-recirculating-aquaculture-systems
#13
Uri Yogev, Adiel Atari, Amit Gross
The development of intensive recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) with low water exchange has accelerated in recent years as a result of environmental, economic and other concerns. In these systems, fish are commonly grown at high density, 50 to 150kg/m 3 , using high-protein (30%-60%) feeds. Typically, the RAS consists of a solid treatment and a nitrification unit; in more advanced RAS, there is an additional denitrification step. Nitrous oxide (N 2 O), a byproduct during nitrification and denitrification processes, is a potent greenhouse gas that destroys the ozone layer...
February 14, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453976/cell-type-specific-expression-of-constitutively-active-rheb-promotes-regeneration-of-bulbospinal-respiratory-axons-following-cervical-sci
#14
Mark W Urban, Biswarup Ghosh, Laura R Strojny, Cole G Block, Sara M Blazejewski, Megan C Wright, George M Smith, Angelo C Lepore
Damage to respiratory neural circuitry and consequent loss of diaphragm function is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in individuals suffering from traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Repair of CNS axons after SCI remains a therapeutic challenge, despite current efforts. SCI disrupts inspiratory signals originating in the rostral ventral respiratory group (rVRG) of the medulla from their phrenic motor neuron (PhMN) targets, resulting in loss of diaphragm function. Using a rat model of cervical hemisection SCI, we aimed to restore rVRG-PhMN-diaphragm circuitry by stimulating regeneration of injured rVRG axons via targeted induction of Rheb (ras homolog enriched in brain), a signaling molecule that regulates neuronal-intrinsic axon growth potential...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453361/heterogeneity-and-mutation-in-kras-and-associated-oncogenes-evaluating-the-potential-for-the-evolution-of-resistance-to-targeting-of-kras-g12c
#15
Vincent L Cannataro, Stephen G Gaffney, Carly Stender, Zi-Ming Zhao, Mark Philips, Andrew E Greenstein, Jeffrey P Townsend
Activating mutations in RAS genes are associated with approximately 20% of all human cancers. New targeted therapies show preclinical promise in inhibiting the KRAS G12C variant. However, concerns exist regarding the effectiveness of such therapies in vivo given the possibilities of existing intratumor heterogeneity or de novo mutation leading to treatment resistance. We performed deep sequencing of 27 KRAS G12-positive lung tumors to determine the prevalence of other oncogenic mutations within KRAS or within commonly mutated downstream genes that could confer resistance at the time of treatment...
February 16, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453312/inhibition-of-ras-activity-coordinates-cell-fusion-with-cell-cell-contact-during-yeast-mating
#16
Laura Merlini, Bita Khalili, Omaya Dudin, Laetitia Michon, Vincent Vincenzetti, Sophie G Martin
In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe , pheromone signaling engages a signaling pathway composed of a G protein-coupled receptor, Ras, and a mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade that triggers sexual differentiation and gamete fusion. Cell-cell fusion requires local cell wall digestion, which relies on an initially dynamic actin fusion focus that becomes stabilized upon local enrichment of the signaling cascade on the structure. We constructed a live-reporter of active Ras1 (Ras1-guanosine triphosphate [GTP]) that shows Ras activity at polarity sites peaking on the fusion structure before fusion...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452030/comparative-phylogenetic-and-expression-analysis-of-small-gtpases-families-in-legume-and-non-legume-plants
#17
Ana Claudia Flores, Virginia Dalla Via, Virginia Savy, Ulises Mancini Villagra, María Eugenia Zanetti, Flavio Blanco
BACKGROUND: Small monomeric GTPases act as molecular switches in several processes that involve polar cell growth, participating mainly in vesicle trafficking and cytoskeleton rearrangements. This gene superfamily has largely expanded in plants through evolution as compared with other Kingdoms, leading to the suggestion that members of each subfamily might have acquired new functions associated to plant-specific processes. Legume plants engage in a nitrogen-fixing symbiotic interaction with rhizobia in a process that involves polar growth processes associated with the infection throughout the root hair...
February 16, 2018: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450973/difference-between-renal-and-splenic-resistive-index-as-a-novel-criterion-in-doppler-evaluation-of-renal-artery-stenosis
#18
Clemens Grupp, Michael J Koziolek, Manuel Wallbach, Kerstin Hoxhold, Gerhard A Müller, Carsten Bramlage
Detection of renal artery stenosis (RAS) using Doppler is difficult to evaluate, particularly under conditions such as bilateral RAS or difficultly accessible renal arteries (RA). The objective of the present study was to assess the utility of splenic arterial compared to renal flow as an additional parameter in the Doppler evaluation of RAS. The difference between the resistive indices (RI) determined in renal and splenic parenchymal arteries (ΔRI K-S ) was evaluated in 181 hypertensive subjects without any evidence of RAS...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450812/renin-angiotensin-system-and-its-role-in-biomarkers-and-treatment-in-gliomas
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REVIEW
Alexander Perdomo-Pantoja, Sonia Iliana Mejía-Pérez, Liliana Gómez-Flores-Ramos, Montserrat Lara-Velazquez, Cordelia Orillac, Juan Luis Gómez-Amador, Talia Wegman-Ostrosky
Gliomas are the most common primary intrinsic tumor in the brain and are classified as low- or high-grade according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Patients with high-grade gliomas (HGG) who undergo surgical resection with adjuvant therapy have a mean overall survival of 15 months and 100% recurrence. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS), the primary regulator of cardiovascular circulation, exhibits local action and works as a paracrine system. In the context of this local regulation, the expression of RAS peptides and receptors has been detected in different kinds of tumors, including gliomas...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450632/author-correction-exploratory-analyses-assessing-the-impact-of-early-tumour-shrinkage-and-depth-of-response-on-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-ras-wild-type-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-receiving-treatment-in-three-randomised-panitumumab-trials
#20
Julien Taieb, Fernando Rivera, Salvatore Siena, Meinolf Karthaus, Manuel Valladares-Ayerbes, Javier Gallego, Michael Geissler, Reija Koukakis, Gaston Demonty, Marc Peeters
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February 15, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
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