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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148252/sex-hormone-binding-globulin-shbg-is-a-potential-early-diagnostic-biomarker-for-gastric-cancer
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Chao-Wen Cheng, Che-Chang Chang, Yudha Nur Patria, Ruei-Ting Chang, Yun-Ru Liu, Fu-An Li, Hsiu-Ming Shih, Ching-Yu Lin
The use of blood plasma biomarkers in gastric cancer (GC) management is limited due to a lack of reliable biomarkers. An LC-MS/MS assay and a bioinformatic analysis were performed to identify blood plasma biomarkers in a GC discovery cohort. The data obtained were verified and validated by western blotting and an ELISA in an independent study cohort. A label-free quantification analysis of the MS data using PEAKS7 software found that four plasma proteins of apolipoprotein C-1, gelsolin, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), and complement component C4-A were significantly overexpressed in GC patients...
November 17, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142235/proteomic-study-revealed-cellular-assembly-and-lipid-metabolism-dysregulation-in-sepsis-secondary-to-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Narendra Kumar Sharma, Alexandre Keiji Tashima, Milena Karina Colo Brunialti, Eden Ramalho Ferreira, Ricardo Jose Soares Torquato, Renato Arruda Mortara, Flavia Ribeiro Machado, Murillo Assuncao, Otelo Rigato, Reinaldo Salomao
Sepsis is a life-threatening disorder characterized by organ dysfunction and a major cause of mortality worldwide. The major challenge in studying sepsis is its diversity in such factors as age, source of infection and etiology. Recently, genomic and proteomic approaches have improved our understanding of its complex pathogenesis. In the present study, we use quantitative proteomics to evaluate the host proteome response in septic patients secondary to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Samples obtained at admission and after 7 days of follow-up were analyzed according to the outcomes of septic patients...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105980/extracellular-vesicles-in-the-adaptive-process-of-prostate-cancer-during-inhibition-of-androgen-receptor-signalling-by-enzalutamide
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Carolina Soekmadji, Anja Rockstroh, Grant A Ramm, Colleen C Nelson, Pamela J Russell
Current treatments for advanced prostate cancer focus on inhibition of the androgen receptor (AR) by androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). However, complex interactions mediated by tumour suppressors, oncogenes, aberrations of AR expression, or de novo androgen production have been shown to induce the adaptive response of prostate cancer, leading to the development of castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). In this study, we report the effects of AR antagonist, enzalutamide on the protein contents of extracellular vesicles (EVs)...
November 6, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102633/actin-cytoskeleton-and-sperm-function
#4
Haim Breitbart, Maya Finkelstein
For the acquisition of the ability to fertilize the egg, mammalian spermatozoa should undergo a series of biochemical transformations in the female reproductive tract, collectively called capacitation. The capacitated sperm can undergo the acrosomal exocytosis process near or on the oocyte, which allows the spermatozoon to penetrate and fertilize it. One of the main processes in capacitation involves dynamic cytoskeletal remodeling particularly of actin. Actin polymerization occurs during sperm capacitation and the produced F-actin should be depolymerized prior to the acrosomal exocytosis...
November 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100377/secreted-gelsolin-desensitizes-and-induces-apoptosis-of-infiltrated-lymphocytes-in-prostate-cancer
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Chun-Chi Chen, Shiow-Her Chiou, Cheng-Lin Yang, Kuan-Chih Chow, Tze-Yi Lin, Hui-Wen Chang, Weir-Chiang You, Hisu-Wen Huang, Chien-Min Chen, Nien-Cheng Chen, Fen-Pi Chou, Ming-Chih Chou
Loss of immunosurveillance is a major cause of cancer progression. Here, we demonstrate that gelsolin, a constituent of ejaculate, induces apoptosis of activated lymphocytes in prostate cancer. Gelsolin was highly expressed in prostate cancer cells, and was associated with tumor progression, recurrence, metastasis, and poor prognosis. In vitro, secreted gelsolin inactivated CD4(+) T cells by binding to CD37, and induced apoptosis of activated CD8(+) T lymphocytes by binding to Fas ligand during cell contact dependent on major histocompatibility complex I...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074263/novel-subfamilies-of-actin-regulating-proteins
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A A Morozov, Ye D Bedoshvili, M S Popova, Ye V Likhoshway
Ability of actin to polymerise and depolymerise makes it essential to key functions of eukaryotic cell. The functioning of actin is controlled by a host of regulatory proteins, the repertoire of which in diatoms is known to remarkably differ from other organisms. We have performed a phylogenetic analysis of 521 actin and actin-related proteins' aminoacid sequences, as well as 190 sequences of gelsolin family proteins from various genomic and transcriptomic datasets. Based on the results of this analysis, as well as on the presence of clade-specific indels in some of the actin-related proteins, we describe a novel ARP subfamily, dubbed ARP12, which is specific to heterokonts and related organisms...
October 23, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069428/gelsolin-pathogenic-gly167arg-mutation-promotes-domain-swap-dimerization-of-the-protein
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Francesco Bonì, Mario Milani, Alberto Barbiroli, Luisa Diomede, Eloise Mastrangelo, Matteo de Rosa
AGel amyloidosis is a genetic degenerative disease characterized by the deposition of insoluble gelsolin protein aggregates in different tissues. Until recently, this disease was associated with two mutations of a single residue (Asp187 to Asn/Tyr) in the second domain of the protein. The general opinion is that pathogenic variants are not per se amyloidogenic but rather that the mutations trigger an aberrant proteolytic cascade, which results in the production of aggregation prone fragments. Here we report the crystal structure of the second domain of gelsolin carrying the recently identified Gly167Arg mutation...
October 23, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068915/ocular-manifestations-of-systemic-amyloidosis
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Margaret M Reynolds, Kevin K Veverka, Morie A Gertz, Angela Dispenzieri, Steven R Zeldenrust, Nelson Leung, Jose S Pulido
PURPOSE: To describe ophthalmic manifestations of systemic amyloidosis, a group of devastating conditions. METHODS: A retrospective chart review including patients who had ocular examinations at Mayo Clinic between January 1, 1985, and April 1, 2014, and a diagnosis of light-chain (AL), secondary (AA), or nontransthyretin familial amyloidosis was undertaken. Sixty-eight patients with AL amyloidosis, eight patients with AA amyloidosis, and five patients with nontransthyretin familial amyloidosis were included...
October 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047238/identification-of-10-candidate-biomarkers-distinguishing-tuberculous-and-malignant-pleural-fluid-by-proteomic-methods
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Chang Youl Lee, Ji Young Hong, Myung Goo Lee, In Bum Suh
PURPOSE: Pleural effusion, an accumulation of fluid in the pleural space, usually occurs in patients when the rate of fluid formation exceeds the rate of fluid removal. The differential diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy and malignant pleural effusion is a difficult task in high tuberculous prevalence areas. The aim of the present study was to identify novel biomarkers for the diagnosis of pleural fluid using proteomics technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used samples from five patients with transudative pleural effusions for internal standard, five patients with tuberculous pleurisy, and the same numbers of patients having malignant effusions were enrolled in the study...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993697/n-terminal-gelsolin-fragment-potentiates-trail-mediated-death-in-resistant-hepatoma-cells
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Keith Meyer, Young-Chan Kwon, Ratna B Ray, Ranjit Ray
TNF-α related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) selectively kills tumor cells, without damaging normal cells. TRAIL receptors facilitate induction of apoptosis for selective elimination of malignant cells. However, some cancer cells have developed resistances to TRAIL which limits anticancer potential. Gelsolin, a multifunctional actin-binding protein, mediates cell death involving the TRAIL receptors in the hepatic stellate cell line, LX2. Here, we have shown that conditioned medium (CM) containing gelsolin fragments or an N-terminal gelsolin fragment (amino acid residues 1-70) in the presence of TRAIL impairs cell viability of TRAIL resistant transformed human hepatocytes (HepG2)...
October 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977922/identification-of-cd14-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-itraq-quantitative-proteomics
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Jiao Guo, Rui Jing, Jian-Hong Zhong, Xin Dong, Yun-Xi Li, Yin-Kun Liu, Tian-Ren Huang, Chun-Yan Zhang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors without effective diagnostic biomarkers. This study intended to dynamically analyze serum proteomics in different pathological stages of liver diseases, and discover potential diagnostic biomarkers for early HCC. Patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, liver cirrhosis (LC), or HCC together with healthy controls (HC) were enrolled. Proteins differentially expressed between groups were screened using isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ), and promising HCC biomarker candidates were subjected to bioinformatics analysis, including K-means clustering, gene ontology (GO) and string network analysis...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975596/erratum-to-hypoxia-augments-increased-hif-1a-and-reduced-survival-protein-p-akt-in-gelsolin-gsn-dependent-cardiomyoblast-cell-apoptosis
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Yu-Lan Yeh, Wei-Syun Hu, Wei-Jen Ting, Chia-Yao Shen, Hsi-Hsien Hsu, Li-Chin Chung, Chuan-Chou Tu, Sheng-Huang Chang, Cecilia-Hsuan Day, Yuhsin Tsai, Chih-Yang Huang
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October 3, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924445/the-first-argentinian-family-with-familial-amyloidosis-of-the-finnish-type
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Francisco Lucero Saá, Federico Andrés Cremona, Natalia Ximena Mínguez, María Laura Igarzabal, Pablo Chiaradía
Familial amyloidosis of the Finnish type or Meretoja syndrome is a rare autosomic dominant inherited systemic condition. It was first described by Meretoja in Finland in 1969. It is a disease produced by a single mutation in the gene coding for gelsolin, which generates an abnormal protein that cumulates in tissues and leads to various signs. Obtaining an early diagnosis can be challenging, as the first manifestations of the disease are ophthalmological and may only be seen with slit-lamp biomicroscopy. We present the first 3 cases diagnosed in Argentina, confirmed by genetic molecular testing...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881733/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...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872708/validation-of-an-automated-immune-turbidimetric-assay-for-serum-gelsolin-and-its-possible-clinical-utility-in-sepsis
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Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Péter Kustán, Balázs Szirmay, Ágnes Lakatos, Per H Christensen, Tamás Huber, Beáta Bugyi, Diána Mühl, Andrea Ludány, Attila Miseta, Gábor L Kovács, Tamás Kőszegi
BACKGROUND: Studies showing the potential predictive value of the actin-binding protein gelsolin, in critically ill patients are scarce. Moreover, even up to now a rapid automated measurement of gelsolin has still remained a challenge. Therefore, we developed and validated an automated serum gelsolin immune turbidimetric assay for possible clinical use. METHODS: Validation of serum gelsolin assay was performed on a Cobas 8000/c502 analyzer (Roche) according to the second edition of Eurachem guidelines...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835422/tumor-associated-macrophages-promote-epigenetic-silencing-of-gelsolin-through-dna-methyltransferase-1-in-gastric-cancer-cells
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Hao-Chen Wang, Chin-Wang Chen, Chia-Lung Yang, I-Min Tsai, Ya-Chin Hou, Chang-Jung Chen, Yan-Shen Shan
Epigenetic repression of the tumor suppressor gelsolin (GSN) is frequently observed in cancers. Chronic inflammation can promote tumor progression via aberrant DNA methylation. In this study, we investigated the role of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in DNA methylation of the GSN gene during gastric cancer progression. Immunofluorescence staining of 121 gastric cancer tissues showed aberrant localization of GSN and DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) and juxtaposition of DNMT1 and M2 TAMs. Decreased GSN protein and mRNA expression and increased DNA methylation in the GSN promoter were observed in gastric cancer cell lines and clinical specimens...
August 23, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835069/-changes-of-content-and-mrna-expression-of-gelsolin-and-proliferation-activity-of-t-lymphocyte-in-spleen-of-mice-with-severe-burn-injury
#17
Q Chen, H M Yang
Objective: To investigate the changes of content and mRNA expression of gelsolin and proliferation activity of T-lymphocyte in spleen of mice with severe burn injury, so as to determine the optimum intervention time of gelsolin. Methods: Eighty male BALB/c mice were divided into sham injury group and burn group according to the random number table, with 40 mice in each group. Mice in burn group were inflicted with 15% total body surface area full-thickness scald (hereinafter referred to as burn) on the back...
August 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828707/pathology-and-diagnosis-of-renal-non-al-amyloidosis
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Sanjeev Sethi, Jason D Theis
Renal amyloidosis is characterized by acellular Congo red positive deposits in the glomeruli, interstitium and/or arteries. Light chain restriction on immunofluorescence studies is present in AL-amyloidosis, the most common type of amyloidosis involving the kidney. The detection of Congo red positive deposits coupled with negative immunofluorescence studies is highly suggestive of non-AL amyloidosis. Some of the non-AL amyloidosis are common while others are relatively rare. The clinical features, laboratory and renal pathology findings are helpful in the diagnosis and typing of non-AL amyloidosis...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814713/gelsolin-dysfunction-causes-photoreceptor-loss-in-induced-pluripotent-cell-and-animal-retinitis-pigmentosa-models
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Roly Megaw, Hashem Abu-Arafeh, Melissa Jungnickel, Carla Mellough, Christine Gurniak, Walter Witke, Wei Zhang, Hemant Khanna, Pleasantine Mill, Baljean Dhillon, Alan F Wright, Majlinda Lako, Charles Ffrench-Constant
Mutations in the Retinitis Pigmentosa GTPase Regulator (RPGR) cause X-linked RP (XLRP), an untreatable, inherited retinal dystrophy that leads to premature blindness. RPGR localises to the photoreceptor connecting cilium where its function remains unknown. Here we show, using murine and human induced pluripotent stem cell models, that RPGR interacts with and activates the actin-severing protein gelsolin, and that gelsolin regulates actin disassembly in the connecting cilium, thus facilitating rhodopsin transport to photoreceptor outer segments...
August 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794177/discovery-and-validation-of-a-six-marker-serum-protein-signature-for-the-diagnosis-of-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#20
Mary A De Groote, David G Sterling, Thomas Hraha, Theresa M Russell, Louis S Green, Kirsten Wall, Stephan Kraemer, Rachel Ostroff, Nebojsa Janjic, Urs A Ochsner
New non-sputum biomarker tests for active tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics are of the highest priority for global TB control. We performed in-depth proteomic analysis using the 4,000-plex SOMAscan assay on 1,470 serum samples from seven countries where TB is endemic. All samples were from patients with symptoms and signs suggestive of active pulmonary TB that were systematically confirmed or ruled out for TB by culture and clinical follow-up. HIV coinfection was present in 34% of samples, and 25% were sputum smear negative...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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