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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077579/neuron-enriched-rna-binding-proteins-regulate-pancreatic-beta-cell-function-and-survival
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Jon Agraves Juan-Mateu, Tatiana H Rech, Olatz Villate, Esther Lizarraga-Mollinedo, Anna Wendt, Jean-Valery Turatsinze, Leticia A Brondani, Tarlliza R Nardelli, Tatiane C Nogueira, Jonatan L S Esguerra, Maria In Ecircs Alvelos, Piero Marchetti, Lena Eliasson, D Eacutecio L Eizirik
Pancreatic beta cell failure is the central event leading to diabetes. Beta cells share many phenotypic traits with neurons, and proper beta cell function relies on the activation of several neuronal-like transcription programs. Regulation of gene expression by alternative splicing plays a pivotal role in brain, where it affects neuronal development, function and disease. The role of alternative splicing in beta cells remains unclear, but recent data indicate that splicing alterations modulated by both inflammation and susceptibility genes for diabetes contribute to beta cell dysfunction and death...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039894/exome-sequencing-establishes-a-gelsolin-mutation-as-the-cause-of-inherited-bulbar-onset-neuropathy
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James B Caress, Janel O Johnson, Yevgeniya A Abramzon, Gregory A Hawkins, J Raphael Gibbs, Elizabeth A Sullivan, Chamanpreet S Chahal, Bryan J Traynor
INTRODUCTION: Progressive bulbar motor neuropathy is primarily caused by bulbar-onset ALS. Hereditary amyloidosis type IV also presents with a bulbar neuropathy that mimicks motor neuron disease. The disease is prevalent in Finland only and is not commonly included in the differential diagnosis of ALS. METHODS: We studied 18 members of a family in which some had bulbar motor neuropathy, and we performed exome sequencing. RESULTS: Five affected family members were found to have a D187Y substitution in the GSN gene known to cause hereditary amyloidosis type IV...
December 31, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025641/itraq-based-proteomics-identification-of-serum-biomarkers-of-two-chronic-hepatitis-b-subtypes-diagnosed-by-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Jiankun Yang, Lichao Yang, Baixue Li, Weilong Zhou, Sen Zhong, Zhenhua Zhuang, Bin Yang, Maoshan Chen, Quansheng Feng
Background. Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a leading cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. By traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) pattern classification, damp heat stasis in the middle-jiao (DHSM) and liver Qi stagnation and spleen deficiency (LSSD) are two most common subtypes of CHB. Results. In this study, we employed iTRAQ proteomics technology to identify potential serum protein biomarkers in 30 LSSD-CHB and 30 DHSM-CHB patients. Of the total 842 detected proteins, 273 and 345 were differentially expressed in LSSD-CHB and DHSM-CHB patients compared to healthy controls, respectively...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002813/sub-lethal-oxidative-stress-induces-lysosome-biogenesis-via-a-lysosomal-membrane-permeabilization-cathepsin-caspase-3-transcription-factor-eb-dependent-pathway
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San Min Leow, Shu Xian Serene Chua, Gireedhar Venkatachalam, Liang Shen, Le Luo, Marie-Veronique Clement
Here we provide evidence to link sub-lethal oxidative stress to lysosomal biogenesis. Exposure of cells to sub-lethal concentrations of exogenously added hydrogen peroxide resulted in cytosol to nuclear translocation of the Transcription Factor EB (TFEB), the master controller of lysosome biogenesis and function. Nuclear translocation of TFEB was dependent upon the activation of a cathepsin-caspase 3 signaling pathway, downstream of a lysosomal membrane permeabilization and accompanied by a significant increase in lysosome numbers as well as induction of TFEB dependent lysosome-associated genes expression such as Ctsl, Lamp2 and its spliced variant Lamp2a, Neu1and Ctsb and Sqstm1 and Atg9b...
December 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997897/plasma-gelsolin-promotes-proliferation-of-mesangial-cell-in-iga-nephropathy
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Lei Zhang, Dan Kong, Hongxue Meng, Changsong Han, Jiang Zhu, Juanjuan Qiao, Yan He, Tianzhen Wang, Xiaobo Li, Fengmin Zhang, Xiaoming Jin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Plasma gelsolin (pGSN) is an actin-binding protein that plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. However, whether pGSN is involved in other immunological diseases remains unknown. This study focused on the relationship between pGSN and immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS: Two hundred patients with IgAN, 200 patients each with several other types of nephropathy and healthy controls (HCs) who underwent kidney biopsies between 2000 and 2014 were enrolled in the study...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982499/hereditary-gelsolin-amyloidosis-hga-a-neglected-cause-of-bilateral-progressive-or-recurrent-facial-palsy
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Anna Sagnelli, Giuseppe Piscosquito, Daniela Di Bella, Laura Fadda, Lisa Melzi, Antonio Morico, Claudia Ciano, Franco Taroni, Dante Facchetti, Ettore Salsano, Davide Pareyson
We report the first Italian family affected by hereditary gelsolin amyloidosis (HGA), a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by adult-onset slowly progressive cranial neuropathy, lattice corneal dystrophy, and cutis laxa. The index case was a 39-year-old male with a 9-year history of progressive bilateral facial nerve palsy. His mother had two episodes of acute facial palsy, and his maternal aunt and grandfather were also affected. Electrophysiological studies confirmed bilateral facial nerve involvement, without signs of peripheral polyneuropathy, and ophthalmological examination showed bilateral lattice corneal dystrophy, in both the index case and his mother...
December 16, 2016: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939478/gelsolin-is-an-endogenous-inhibitor-of-syncytiotrophoblast-extracellular-vesicle-shedding-in-pregnancy
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Neil A Nadkarni, Augustine Rajakumar, Nikita Mokhashi, Suzanne D Burke, Sarosh Rana, Saira Salahuddin, Quynh Dang, Ravi Thadhani, Ramaswamy Krishnan, Thomas P Stossel, S Ananth Karumanchi
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia, a pregnancy-specific inflammatory disorder, is characterized by high levels of anti-angiogenic protein, soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt1), in the maternal circulation. sFlt1 producing molecular machinery is present in syncytiotrophoblast extracellular vesicles that are released by the placenta into maternal plasma during normal pregnancy, a process greatly accelerated in preeclampsia. We hypothesized that syncytiotrophoblast extracellular vesicles exposes cytoplasmic actin to plasma resulting in depletion of plasma gelsolin (pGSN), an abundant plasma protein that scavenges circulating actin and other pro-inflammatory mediators...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926490/positive-regulation-of-taz-expression-by-ebv-lmp1-contributes-to-cell-proliferation-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Jiang He, Feiyu Tang, Liyu Liu, Lin Chen, Jiang Li, Danming Ou, Lu Zhang, Zhi Li, Deyun Feng, Wenzheng Li, Lun-Quan Sun
The Epstein-Barr virus latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) is an integral membrane protein. LMP1 has been reported to activate the NF-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways. However, these effects alone are unable to account for the profound oncogenic properties of LMP1. TAZ is one of the nuclear effectors of Hippo-related pathways and highly expressed in many human tumors. Here, we reported that TAZ was frequently expressed in LMP1-positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In NPC cell lines, we showed that LMP1 promoted TAZ expression...
December 2, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924630/gelsolin-like-actin-capping-protein%C3%A2-is-associated-with-patient-prognosis-cellular-apoptosis-and-proliferation-in-prostate-cancer
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Tieqiu Li, Xiuqin Hong, Jie Zhao, Yili Teng, Jue Zheng, Hao Chen, Henggui Chen, Huahua Li
AIM: To investigate the role of gelsolin-like actin-capping protein (CapG) in prostate cancer (PCa). MATERIALS & METHODS: CapG expression and its correlation with clinicopathological characters and patient prognosis were analyzed in 76 cases of PCa by immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR. Then, the influence of CapG downregulation on cell apoptosis and proliferation were assessed. RESULTS: CapG expression in PCa was significantly higher compared with those in matched adjacent noncancerous prostate tissues, and significantly correlated with clinicopathological characters...
December 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923400/allele-specific-expression-in-the-human-heart-and-its-application-to-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-and-myocardial-ischemia
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Martin I Sigurdsson, Louis Saddic, Mahyar Heydarpour, Tzuu-Wang Chang, Prem Shekar, Sary Aranki, Gregory S Couper, Stanton K Shernan, Jon G Seidman, Simon C Body, Jochen D Muehlschlegel
BACKGROUND: Allele-specific expression (ASE) is differential expression of each of the two chromosomal alleles of an autosomal gene. We assessed ASE patterns in the human left atrium (LA, n = 62) and paired samples from the left ventricle (LV, n = 76) before and after ischemia, and tested the utility of differential ASE to identify genes associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation (poAF) and myocardial ischemia. METHODS: Following genotyping from whole blood and whole-genome sequencing of LA and LV samples, we called ASE using sequences overlapping heterozygous SNPs using rigorous quality control to minimize false ASE calling...
December 6, 2016: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879149/increasing-amount-of-amyloid-are-associated-with-the-severity-of-clinical-features-in-hereditary-gelsolin-agel-amyloidosis
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Tiia Pihlamaa, Sinikka Suominen, Sari Kiuru-Enari, Maarit Tanskanen
BACKGROUND: Patients with hereditary gelsolin (AGel) amyloidosis (HGA) present with hanging skin (cutis laxa) and bilateral cranial neuropathy, and require symptomatic plastic surgery. Our clinical observation of tissue fragility prompted us to design a prospective study. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with HGA undergoing surgery were interviewed and clinically examined. The height and thickness of skin folds in standard anatomical localizations were measured. The presence and distribution of amyloid in skin samples were analyzed using Congo red staining and immunohistochemistry using antibodies against gelsolin amyloid (AGel) subunit...
December 2016: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863071/the-putative-involvement-of-actin-binding-proteins-and-cytoskeleton-proteins-in-pathological-mechanisms-of-ketamine-cystitis-revealed-by-a-prospective-pilot-study-using-proteomic-approaches
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Hsueh-Hui Yang, Wei-Jun Zhai, Hann-Chorng Kuo
PURPOSE: Ketamine-induced cystitis (KC) among chronic ketamine young abusers has increased dramatically and it has brought attention for Urologists. The underlying pathophysiological mechanism(s) of KC is still unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to elucidate the possible pathophysiological mechanism(s) of KC through proteomic techniques. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Bladder tissues are obtained from seven patients with KC, seven patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, and five control subjects who underwent video-urodynamic study followed by augmentation enterocystoplasty to increase bladder capacity...
November 10, 2016: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823961/antagonistic-sepsis-markers-serum-gelsolin-and-actin-gelsolin-ratio
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Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Péter Kustán, Diána Mühl, Andrea Ludány, Beáta Bugyi, Tamás Kőszegi
OBJECTIVES: For appropriate sepsis care, prognostic laboratory markers are mandatory. The aim of our study was to evaluate the predictive value of serum actin, gelsolin and the recently defined actin/gelsolin ratio during sepsis by comparison it to classical clinical and inflammatory laboratory parameters. DESIGN & METHODS: We analyzed sera of severe septic (n=32) and SIRS (n=12) patients for 5days. Ophthalmologic patients (n=27) served as controls. Besides serum actin, gelsolin and actin/gelsolin ratios classical laboratory parameters (WBC count, serum procalcitonin, hsCRP) and clinical scores (APACHE II, SAPS II, SOFA), were also assessed...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801591/detection-of-proteome-changes-in-human-colon-cancer-induced-by-cell-surface-binding-of-growth-inhibitory-human-galectin-4-using-quantitative-silac-based-proteomics
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Malwina Michalak, Uwe Warnken, Sabine André, Martina Schnölzer, Hans-Joachim Gabius, Juergen Kopitz
Endogenous lectins have the capacity to translate glycan-encoded information on the cell surface into effects on cell growth. As test cases to examine changes in protein presence associated with tumor growth inhibition, we applied SILAC-based proteomics on human colon carcinoma cells treated with galectin-4 (Gal-4). The five tested lines-LS 180, Vaco 432, Colo 205, CX 1, and HCT 116-responded with differentiation and reduced proliferation to Gal-4 binding. In proteomic analysis (mass spectral data deposited with PRIDE, PXD003489), 2654 proteins were quantified, of which 190 were down-regulated and 115 were up-regulated (>2-fold)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798885/%C3%AE-catenin-expression-regulates-cell-migration-of-human-colonic-adenocarcinoma-cells-through-gelsolin
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Dagmara Baczynska, Izabela Bombik, Maria Malicka-Błaszkiewicz
BACKGROUND/AIM: β-Catenin is one of the key players in colonic carcinogenesis. Being part of the E-cadherin complex, it regulates cell-cell adhesion and the migratory ability of cells. However, the role of nuclear β-catenin in the cell migration process is poorly understood. Gelsolin is one of the most abundant actin-binding proteins, and is implicated in tumour cell motility and invasiveness. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential association between expression of β-catenin and gelsolin, and their influence on the migration ability of colon adenocarcinoma LS180 cells...
2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742487/pathophysiological-aldosterone-levels-modify-the-secretory-activity-of-cardiac-progenitor-cells
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Kristin Wenzel, Rasmita Samal, Elke Hammer, Vishnu M Dhople, Stefan Gross, Uwe Völker, Stephan B Felix, Stephanie Könemann
Cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) trigger regenerative processes via paracrine mechanisms in response to changes in their environment. In the present study we explored alterations in the secretory activity of CPCs induced by raised aldosterone levels symptomatic for heart failure. The cytokine profile of the supernatant of CPCs that were treated with the mineralocorticoid showed an induction of interleukin-6 secretion. Mass spectrometric analyses revealed an increase in the abundance of secreted proteins associated with regeneration and cell migration like gelsolin and galectin-1...
October 12, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27724924/mir-9-is-overexpressed-in-spontaneous-canine-osteosarcoma-and-promotes-a-metastatic-phenotype-including-invasion-and-migration-in-osteoblasts-and-osteosarcoma-cell-lines
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Joelle M Fenger, Ryan D Roberts, O Hans Iwenofu, Misty D Bear, Xiaoli Zhang, Jason I Couto, Jaime F Modiano, William C Kisseberth, Cheryl A London
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate the expression of networks of genes and their dysregulation is well documented in human malignancies; however, limited information exists regarding the impact of miRNAs on the development and progression of osteosarcoma (OS). Canine OS exhibits clinical and molecular features that closely resemble the corresponding human disease and it is considered a well-established spontaneous animal model to study OS biology. The purpose of this study was to investigate miRNA dysregulation in canine OS...
October 10, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700141/plasma-gelsolin-level-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-an-indicator-of-disease-severity
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Kislay Kumar Sinha, Nagesh Peddada, Pravin Kumar Jha, Anshul Mishra, Krishna Pandey, Vidya Nand Ravi Das, Ashish, Pradeep Das
Plasma gelsolin (pGSN) is a multifunctional protein involved mainly in severing and clearing of actin filaments. Its level correlates with inflammation and several diseases making it a potential biomarker of diagnostic and prognostic values. The pGSN level in groups of treated and untreated HIV-1-infected Indian patients is investigated in this study. This study aims at investigating the levels of pGSN in HIV-1-infected patients across different age, sex, severity of disease, and treatment status. Blood samples of 213 patients were analyzed for CD4 counts by flow cytometry and pGSN was quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
November 3, 2016: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685836/immune-complexome-analysis-reveals-the-specific-and-frequent-presence-of-immune-complex-antigens-in-lung-cancer-patients-a-pilot-study
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Kaname Ohyama, Haruka Yoshimi, Nozomi Aibara, Yoichi Nakamura, Yasuyoshi Miyata, Hideki Sakai, Fumihiko Fujita, Yoshitaka Imaizumi, Anil K Chauhan, Naoya Kishikawa, Naotaka Kuroda
Cancer immunotherapies such as antibodies targeting T cell checkpoints, or adaptive tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) transfer, have been developed to boost the endogenous immune response against human malignancies. However, activation of T cells by such antibodies can lead to the risk of autoimmune diseases. Also, the selection of tumor-reactive T cells for TIL relies on information regarding mutated antigens in tumors and does not reflect other factors involved in protein antigenicity. It is therefore essential to engineer therapeutic interventions by which T cell reactivity against tumor cells is selectively enhanced (i...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633054/molecular-basis-of-a-novel-renal-amyloidosis-due-to-n184k-gelsolin-variant
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Francesco Bonì, Mario Milani, Riccardo Porcari, Alberto Barbiroli, Stefano Ricagno, Matteo de Rosa
Mutations in gelsolin are responsible for a systemic amyloidosis first described in 1969. Until recently, the disease was associated with two substitutions of the same residue, leading to the loss of the calcium binding site. Novel interest arose in 2014 when the N184K variant of the protein was identified as the etiological agent of a novel kidney-localized amyloidosis. Here we provide a first rationale for N184K pathogenicity. We show that the mutation induces a destabilization of gelsolin second domain, without compromising its calcium binding capacity...
2016: Scientific Reports
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