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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822016/in-situ-imaging-reveals-properties-of-purinergic-signalling-in-trigeminal-sensory-ganglia-in-vitro
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Arletta Nowodworska, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Andrea Nistri, Elsa Fabbretti
Chronic pain is supported by sterile inflammation that induces sensitisation of sensory neurons to ambient stimuli including extracellular ATP acting on purinergic P2X receptors. The development of in vitro methods for drug screening would be useful to investigate cell crosstalk and plasticity mechanisms occurring during neuronal sensitisation and sterile neuroinflammation. Thus, we studied, at single-cell level, membrane pore dilation based on the uptake of a fluorescent probe following sustained ATP-gated P2X receptor function in neurons and non-neuronal cells of trigeminal ganglion cultures from wild-type (WT) and R192Q CaV2...
August 18, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821283/gene-expression-profiling-of-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias-iips-identification-of-potential-diagnostic-markers-and-therapeutic-targets
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Yasushi Horimasu, Nobuhisa Ishikawa, Masaya Taniwaki, Kakuhiro Yamaguchi, Kosuke Hamai, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Hironobu Hamada, Noboru Hattori, Morihito Okada, Koji Arihiro, Yuji Ohtsuki, Nobuoki Kohno
BACKGROUND: Chronic fibrosing idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) is characterized by alveolar epithelial damage, activation of fibroblast proliferation, and loss of normal pulmonary architecture and function. This study aims to investigate the genetic backgrounds of IIP through gene expression profiling and pathway analysis, and to identify potential biomarkers that can aid in diagnosis and serve as novel therapeutic targets. METHODS: RNA extracted from lung specimens of 12 patients with chronic fibrosing IIP was profiled using Illumina Human WG-6 v3 BeadChips, and Ingenuity Pathway Analysis was performed to identify altered functional and canonical signaling pathways...
August 18, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818870/fra-2-negatively-regulates-postnatal-alveolar-septation-by-modulating-myofibroblast-function
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Kazuyuki Tsujino, John T Li, Tatsuya Tsukui, Xin Ren, Latifa Bakiri, Erwin F Wagner, Dean Sheppard
Mice that globally over-express the transcription factor, Fos-related antigen-2 (Fra-2), develop extensive pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary vascular remodeling. To determine if these phenotypes are a consequence of ectopic Fra-2 expression in vascular smooth muscle cells and myofibroblasts, we generated mice that over-express Fra-2 specifically in these cells types (α-SMA-rtTA; tetO-Fra-2). Surprisingly, these mice did not develop vascular remodeling or pulmonary fibrosis, but developed a spontaneous emphysema-like phenotype characterized by alveolar enlargement...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815679/-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-and-atorvastatin-treatment-down-regulates-liver-fibrosis-related-genes-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Le Ying, Feng Yan, Yueling Zhao, Hugh Gao, Bryan Rg Williams, Yiqun Hu, Xiaofang Li, Run Tian, Ping Xu, Yuefei Wang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and associated advanced liver diseases have become prevalent conditions in many countries and are associated with increased mortality. Gene expression profiles in NAFLD have been examined recently but changes in expression elicited by chemical compound treatments have not been investigated. Since (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and atorvastatin (ATST) exhibit similar efficacy in NAFLD models, we reasoned that some common key genes might alter after treatment of EGCG and ATST...
August 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815002/a-comprehensive-method-for-identification-of-suitable-reference-genes-in-extracellular-vesicles
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Kenneth Gouin, Kiel Peck, Travis Antes, Jennifer Leigh Johnson, Chang Li, Sharon Denise Vaturi, Ryan Middleton, Geoff de Couto, Ann-Sophie Walravens, Luis Rodriguez-Borlado, Rachel Ruckdeschel Smith, Linda Marbán, Eduardo Marbán, Ahmed Gamal-Eldin Ibrahim
Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is one of the most sensitive, economical and widely used methods for evaluating gene expression. However, the utility of this method continues to be undermined by a number of challenges including normalization using appropriate reference genes. The need to develop tailored and effective strategies is further underscored by the burgeoning field of extracellular vesicle (EV) biology. EVs contain unique signatures of small RNAs including microRNAs (miRs)...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813645/lat-is-essential-for-the-mast-cell-stabilising-effect-of-thga-in-ige-mediated-mast-cell-activation
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Ji Wei Tan, Daud Ahmad Israf, Nur Fariesha Md Hashim, Yoke Kqueen Cheah, Hanis Hazeera Harith, Khozirah Shaari, Chau Ling Tham
Mast cells play a central role in the pathogenesis of allergic reaction. Activation of mast cells by antigens is strictly dependent on the influx of extracellular calcium that involves a complex interaction between signalling molecules located within the cells. We have previously reported that tHGA, an active compound originally isolated from a local shrub known as Melicope ptelefolia, prevented IgE-mediated mast cell activation and passive systemic anaphylaxis by suppressing the release of interleukin-4 (IL-4) and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α from activated rat basophilic leukaemia (RBL)-2H3 cells...
August 13, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811843/transcriptomics-and-methylomics-in-chronic-periodontitis-with-tobacco-use-a-pilot-study
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Young-Dan Cho, Pil-Jong Kim, Hong-Gee Kim, Yang-Jo Seol, Yong-Moo Lee, Young Ku, In-Chul Rhyu, Hyun-Mo Ryoo
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests that tobacco smoking affects the susceptibility to and severity of chronic periodontitis. Epigenetics may explain the role of smoking in the development and progress of periodontal disease. In this study, we performed transcriptomic and methylomic analyses of non-periodontitis and periodontitis-affected gingival tissues according to smoking status. METHODS: Human gingival tissues were obtained from 20 patients, including non-smokers with and without periodontitis (n = 5 per group) and smokers with and without periodontitis (n = 5 per group)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811754/comparative-genome-analysis-of-rathayibacter-tritici-ncppb-1953-with-rathayibacter-toxicus-strains-can-facilitate-studies-on-mechanisms-of-nematode-association-and-host-infection
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Jungwook Park, Pyeong An Lee, Hyun-Hee Lee, Kihyuck Choi, Seon-Woo Lee, Young-Su Seo
Rathayibacter tritici, which is a Gram positive, plant pathogenic, non-motile, and rod-shaped bacterium, causes spike blight in wheat and barley. For successful pathogenesis, R. tritici is associated with Anguina tritici, a nematode, which produces seed galls (ear cockles) in certain plant varieties and facilitates spread of infection. Despite significant efforts, little research is available on the mechanism of disease or bacteria-nematode association of this bacterium due to lack of genomic information. Here, we report the first complete genome sequence of R...
August 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811385/circulating-mir-200c-is-up-regulated-in-paediatric-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-and-correlates-with-mir-33a-b-levels-implication-of-a-zeb1-dependent-mechanism
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Marco D'Agostino, Francesco Martino, Sara Sileno, Francesco Barilla, Sara Beji, Lorenza Marchetti, Fabio Maria Gangi, Luca Persico, Mario Picozza, Anna Montali, Eliana Martino, Cristina Zanoni, Daniele Avitabile, Sandro Parrotto, Maurizio C Capogrossi, Alessandra Magenta
Hypercholesterolaemia provokes reactive oxygen species (ROS) increase and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) development. We previously showed that circulating microRNA(miR)-33a/b expression levels were up-regulated in children with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). miR-33a/b control cholesterol homoeostasis and recently miR-33b has been demonstrated to directly target the transcription factor ZEB1. The latter acts in a negative feedback-loop with miR-200 family. Our previous studies showed that the ROS-dependent miR-200c up-regulation induces endothelial dysfunction and provokes a ZEB1-dependent apoptosis and senescence...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810597/dual-inhibition-of-met-and-src-kinase-activity-as-a-combined-targeting-strategy-for-colon-cancer
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Na Song, Xiujuan Qu, Shizhou Liu, Simeng Zhang, Jing Liu, Jinglei Qu, Huachuan Zheng, Yunpeng Liu, Xiaofang Che
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/MET signaling is implicated in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC) and possesses therapeutic value for various types of cancer. However, inhibition of MET alone has been demonstrated to have limited efficacy. The present study examined the combined inhibition of MET and SRC kinase activity in colon cancer cells. Furthermore, the role of the HGF/MET pathway in ligand-dependent and -independent activation was demonstrated. The single inhibition of MET by knockdown small interfering RNA or inhibitor indicated a limited anti-viability effects without inhibiting the basal phosphorylation levels of SRC, protein kinase B (AKT) or extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809130/long-noncoding-rna-a-new-contributor-and-potential-therapeutic-target-in-fibrosis
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Xiaoying Jiang, Fujun Zhang
Fibrosis is the excess deposition of extracellular matrix components which occur in multiple organs and ultimately leads to organ failure. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a kind of noncoding RNAs longer than approximately 200 nucleotides with no protein-encoding capacity. A growing body of evidence suggests that lncRNAs are also involved in tissues fibrosis in several organs, such as lungs fibrosis, liver fibrosis, renal fibrosis and cardiac fibrosis. In this review, we summarized the current studies of lncRNAs in the process of fibrosis and hopefully aid in better understanding the molecular mechanism of fibrosis and provide a basis to explore new therapeutic targets of fibrosis...
August 15, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808416/platelet-derived-extracellular-vesicles-an-emerging-therapeutic-approach
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Shi-Cong Tao, Shang-Chun Guo, Chang-Qing Zhang
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a newly-discovered way by which cells communicate with their neighbors, as well as transporting cargos which once were considered to be limited by membrane barriers, including membrane proteins, cytosolic proteins and RNA. The discovery of platelet-derived EVs (P-EVs), the most abundant EVs in human blood, has been a very tortuous process. At first, P-EVs were identified as nothing but 'platelet dust', and subsequent research did not progress smoothly because of the limited research techniques to study EVs...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806929/myelination-is-delayed-during-postnatal-brain-development-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Azeez Aranmolate, Nathaniel Tse, Holly Colognato
BACKGROUND: In Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the loss of the dystrophin component of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex (DGC) compromises plasma membrane integrity in skeletal muscle, resulting in extensive muscle degeneration. In addition, many DMD patients exhibit brain deficits in which the cellular etiology remains poorly understood. We recently found that dystroglycan, a receptor component of the DGC that binds intracellularly to dystrophin, regulates the development of oligodendrocytes, the myelinating glial cells of the brain...
August 14, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806730/a-systems-approach-reveals-distinct-metabolic-strategies-among-the-nci-60-cancer-cell-lines
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Maike K Aurich, Ronan M T Fleming, Ines Thiele
The metabolic phenotype of cancer cells is reflected by the metabolites they consume and by the byproducts they release. Here, we use quantitative, extracellular metabolomic data of the NCI-60 panel and a novel computational method to generate 120 condition-specific cancer cell line metabolic models. These condition-specific cancer models used distinct metabolic strategies to generate energy and cofactors. The analysis of the models' capability to deal with environmental perturbations revealed three oxotypes, differing in the range of allowable oxygen uptake rates...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805376/discovery-and-biosensing-applications-of-diverse-rna-cleaving-dnazymes
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Meng Liu, Dingran Chang, Yingfu Li
DNA-based enzymes, or DNAzymes, are not known to exist in Nature but can be isolated from random-sequence DNA pools using test tube selection techniques. Since the report of the first DNAzyme in 1994, many catalytic DNA molecules for catalyzing wide-ranging chemical transformations have been isolated and studied. Our laboratory has a keen interest in searching for diverse DNAzymes capable of cleaving RNA-containing substrates, determining their sequence requirements and structural properties, and examining their potential as biosensors...
August 14, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804598/a-rigorous-method-to-enrich-for-exosomes-from-brain-tissue
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Laura J Vella, Benjamin J Scicluna, Lesley Cheng, Emma G Bawden, Colin L Masters, Ching-Seng Ang, Nicholas Willamson, Catriona McLean, Kevin J Barnham, Andrew F Hill
Extracellular vesicles, including exosomes, are released by all cells, including those of the nervous system. Capable of delivering lipid, protein and nucleic acids to both nearby and distal cells, exosomes have been hypothesized to play a role in progression of many diseases of the nervous system. To date, most analyses on the role of these vesicles in the healthy and diseased state have relied on studying vesicles from in vitro sources, such as conditioned cell culture media, or body fluids. Here we have taken a critical approach to the enrichment and characterization of exosomes from human frontal cortex...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804220/antitumor-macrophage-response-to-bacillus-pumilus-ribonuclease-binase
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Anna Makeeva, Julian Rodriguez-Montesinos, Pavel Zelenikhin, Alexander Nesmelov, Klaus T Preissner, Hector A Cabrera-Fuentes, Olga N Ilinskaya
Extracellular bacterial ribonucleases such as binase from Bacillus pumilus possess cytotoxic activity against tumor cells with a potential for clinical application. Moreover, they may induce activation of tumor-derived macrophages either into the M1-phenotype with well-documented functions in the regulation of the antitumor immune response or into M2-macrophages that may stimulate tumor growth, metastasis, and angiogenesis. In this study, binase or endogenous RNase1 (but not RNA or short oligonucleotides) stimulated the expression of activated NF-κB p65 subunit in macrophages...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803234/rna-sequencing-and-bioinformatics-analysis-implicate-the-regulatory-role-of-a-long-noncoding-rna-mrna-network-in-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation
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Can-Jie Guo, Xiao Xiao, Li Sheng, Lili Chen, Wei Zhong, Hai Li, Jing Hua, Xiong Ma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To analyze the long noncoding (lncRNA)-mRNA expression network and potential roles in rat hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) during activation. METHODS: LncRNA expression was analyzed in quiescent and culture-activated HSCs by RNA sequencing, and differentially expressed lncRNAs verified by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) were subjected to bioinformatics analysis. In vivo analyses of differential lncRNA-mRNA expression were performed on a rat model of liver fibrosis...
August 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802700/salivary-extracellular-rna-biomarkers-for-insulin-resistance-detection-in-hispanics
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Yong Zhang, Jie Sun, Feng Li, Tristan R Grogan, Jose L Vergara, QingXian Luan, Moon-Soo Park, David Chia, David Elashoff, Kaumudi J Joshipura, David T W Wong
AIMS: Insulin resistance (IR) detection is challenging and no test is currently used in clinical practice. We developed salivary biomarkers that could be used for IR detection. METHODS: We collected saliva from 186 healthy and 276 pre-diabetic participants, divided them into high and low IR groups based on a HOMA cutoff of 2.5. We profiled extracellular transcriptome by microarray in saliva supernatant from 23 high IR and 15 low IR participants, and pre-validated the top ten extracellular mRNA (exRNA) markers in a new cohort of 40 high and 40 low IR participants...
July 19, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800366/proceedings-of-the-isev-symposium-on-hiv-neuroaids-drug-abuse-evs
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Guoku Hu, Kenneth W Witwer, Vincent C Bond, Norman Haughey, Fatah Kashanchi, Lynn Pulliam, Shilpa Buch
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are globular, membrane bound nanovesicles (30-100 nm range) that are shed both during normal cellular functioning and under pathological conditions by most cell types. In recent years, there has been significant interest in the study of these vesicles as conduits for the delivery of information between cells from both analogous and disparate tissues. Their ability to carry specialised cargo including signalling mediators, proteins, messenger RNA and miRNAs characterises these vesicles as primary facilitators of cell-to-cell communication and regulation...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
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