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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334721/microrna-9-inhibits-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-human-atherosclerosis-inflammation-cell-models-through-the-jak1-stat-signaling-pathway
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Yue Wang, Zhihua Han, Yuqi Fan, Junfeng Zhang, Kan Chen, Lin Gao, Huasu Zeng, Jiatian Cao, Changqian Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MicroRNA-9 (miR-9) is involved in inflammatory reaction in atherosclerosis; however, its function and regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. We aimed to uncover the exact roles of miR-9 and downstream signaling pathways using in vitro human atherosclerosis models. METHODS: We used oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-stimulated human THP-1 derived macrophages, oxLDL-stimulated human primary peripheral blood monocytes and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) or Alum-stimulated human THP-1 derived macrophages as in vitro atherosclerosis inflammation models...
March 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334404/calcium-homeostasis-modulator-1-like-currents-in-rat-fungiform-taste-cells-expressing-amiloride-sensitive-sodium-currents
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Albertino Bigiani
Salt reception by taste cells is still the less understood transduction process occurring in taste buds, the peripheral sensory organs for the detection of food chemicals. Although there is evidence suggesting that the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) works as sodium receptor, yet it is not clear how salt-detecting cells signal the relevant information to nerve endings. Taste cells responding to sweet, bitter, and umami substances release ATP as neurotransmitter through a nonvesicular mechanism. Three different channel proteins have been proposed as conduit for ATP secretion: pannexin channels, connexin hemichannels, and calcium homeostasis modulator 1 (CALHM1) channels...
March 10, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334068/the-dyslexia-susceptibility-protein-kiaa0319-inhibits-axon-growth-through-smad2-signaling
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Filipa Franquinho, Joana Nogueira-Rodrigues, Joana M Duarte, Sofia S Esteves, Christin Carter-Su, Anthony P Monaco, Zoltán Molnár, Antonio Velayos-Baeza, Pedro Brites, Mónica M Sousa
KIAA0319 is a transmembrane protein associated with dyslexia with a presumed role in neuronal migration. Here we show that KIAA0319 expression is not restricted to the brain but also occurs in sensory and spinal cord neurons, increasing from early postnatal stages to adulthood and being downregulated by injury. This suggested that KIAA0319 participates in functions unrelated to neuronal migration. Supporting this hypothesis, overexpression of KIAA0319 repressed axon growth in hippocampal and dorsal root ganglia neurons; the intracellular domain of KIAA0319 was sufficient to elicit this effect...
February 17, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333280/hcg-activates-the-erk1-2-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-in-human-endometrial-stromal-cells-transiently-increasing-the-progesterone-receptor-and-regulating-genes-associated-with-endometrial-receptivity
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Alejandro Tapia-Pizarro, Sebastián Archiles, Felipe Argandoña, Cecilia Valencia, Keyla Zavaleta, María Cecilia Johnson, Reinaldo González-Ramos, Luigi Devoto
STUDY QUESTION: How does hCG signal in human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) and what is its role in regulating ESC function? SUMMARY ANSWER: CG signaling in ESCs activates the extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2 (Erk1/2) pathway through exchange protein activated by cAMP (Epac) and transiently increases progesterone receptor (PR) transcript and protein expression and its transcriptional function. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: hCG is one of the earliest embryo-derived secreted signals in the endometrium, which abundantly expresses LH/hCG receptors...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332601/trpm8-in-the-negative-regulation-of-tnf%C3%AE-expression-during-cold-stress
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Xin-Pei Wang, Xuan Yu, Xiao-Jin Yan, Fan Lei, Yu-Shuang Chai, Jing-Fei Jiang, Zhi-Yi Yuan, Dong-Ming Xing, Li-Jun Du
Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin-8 (TRPM8) reportedly plays a fundamental role in a variety of processes including cold sensation, thermoregulation, pain transduction and tumorigenesis. However, the role of TRPM8 in inflammation under cold conditions is not well known. Since cooling allows the convergence of primary injury and injury-induced inflammation, we hypothesized that the mechanism of the protective effects of cooling might be related to TRPM8. We therefore investigated the involvement of TRPM8 activation in the regulation of inflammatory cytokines...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331934/microarray-analysis-of-differential-gene-expression-profile-between-human-fetal-and-adult-heart
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Zhimin Geng, Jue Wang, Lulu Pan, Ming Li, Jitai Zhang, Xueli Cai, Maoping Chu
Although many changes have been discovered during heart maturation, the genetic mechanisms involved in the changes between immature and mature myocardium have only been partially elucidated. Here, gene expression profile changed between the human fetal and adult heart was characterized. A human microarray was applied to define the gene expression signatures of the fetal (13-17 weeks of gestation, n = 4) and adult hearts (30-40 years old, n = 4). Gene ontology analyses, pathway analyses, gene set enrichment analyses, and signal transduction network were performed to predict the function of the differentially expressed genes...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331341/investigating-the-expression-effect-and-tumorigenic-pathway-of-padi2-in-tumors
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Wei Guo, Yabing Zheng, Bing Xu, Fang Ma, Chang Li, Xiaoqian Zhang, Yao Wang, Xiaotian Chang
BACKGROUND: Peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) catalyzes the conversion of arginine residues to citrulline residues, termed citrullination. Recent studies have suggested that PAD isoform 2 (PADI2) plays an important role in tumors, although its tumorigenic effect and mechanism are largely unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) were used to investigate the expression level of PADI2 in various tumor tissues and patient blood samples, respectively...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331070/cytoplasmic-flows-as-signatures-for-the-mechanics-of-mitotic-positioning
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Ehssan Nazockdast, Abtin Rahimian, Daniel Needleman, Michael Shelley
The proper positioning of mitotic spindle in the single-cell Caenorhabditis elegans embryo is achieved initially by the migration and rotation of the pronuclear complex (PNC) and its two associated astral microtubules (MTs). Pronuclear migration produces global cytoplasmic flows that couple the mechanics of all microtubules, the PNC, and the cell periphery with each other through their hydrodynamic interactions (HIs). We present the first computational study that explicitly accounts for detailed HIs between the cytoskeletal components and demonstrate the key consequences of HIs on the mechanics of pronuclear migration...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330758/regulation-of-type-i-interferon-signaling-in-immunity-and-inflammation-a-comprehensive-review
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Kun Chen, Juan Liu, Xuetao Cao
Type I interferons (IFNs) play essential roles in establishing and modulating host defense against microbial infection via induction of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) through Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) signaling pathway. However, dysregulation of IFNs production and function could also mediate immune pathogenesis such as inflammatory autoimmune diseases and infectious diseases via aberrantly activating inflammatory responses or improperly suppressing microbial controls...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327664/bioactive-silicon-nitride-a-new-therapeutic-material-for-osteoarthropathy
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Giuseppe Pezzotti, Elia Marin, Tetsuya Adachi, Alfredo Rondinella, Francesco Boschetto, Wenliang Zhu, Nobuhiko Sugano, Ryan M Bock, Bryan McEntire, Sonny B Bal
While the reciprocity between bioceramics and living cells is complex, it is principally governed by the implant's surface chemistry. Consequently, a deeper understanding of the chemical interactions of bioceramics with living tissue could ultimately lead to new therapeutic strategies. However, the physical and chemical principles that govern these interactions remain unclear. The intricacies of this biological synergy are explored within this paper by examining the peculiar surface chemistry of a relatively new bioceramic, silicon nitride (Si3N4)...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327597/molecular-signaling-underlying-bulleyaconitine-a-baa-induced-microglial-expression-of-prodynorphin
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Teng-Fei Li, Hai-Yun Wu, Yi-Rui Wang, Xin-Yan Li, Yong-Xiang Wang
Bulleyaconitine (BAA) has been shown to possess antinociceptive activities by stimulation of dynorphin A release from spinal microglia. This study investigated its underlying signal transduction mechanisms. The data showed that (1) BAA treatment induced phosphorylation of CREB (rather than NF-κB) and prodynorphin expression in cultured primary microglia, and antiallodynia in neuropathy, which were totally inhibited by the CREB inhibitor KG-501; (2) BAA upregulated phosphorylation of p38 (but not ERK or JNK), and the p38 inhibitor SB203580 (but not ERK or JNK inhibitor) and p38β gene silencer siRNA/p38β (but not siRNA/p38α) completely blocked BAA-induced p38 phosphorylation and/or prodynorphin expression, and antiallodynia; (3) BAA stimulated cAMP production and PKA phosphorylation, and the adenylate cyclase inhibitor DDA and PKA inhibitor H-89 entirely antagonized BAA-induced prodynorphin expression and antiallodynia; (4) The Gs-protein inhibitor NF449 completely inhibited BAA-increased cAMP level, prodynorphin expression and antiallodynia, whereas the antagonists of noradrenergic, corticotrophin-releasing factor, A1 adenosine, formyl peptide, D1/D2 dopamine, and glucagon like-peptide-1 receptors failed to block BAA-induced antiallodynia...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326484/genome-wide-transcriptional-analysis-of-cardiovascular-related-genes-and-pathways-induced-by-pm2-5-in-human-myocardial-cells
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Lin Feng, Xiaozhe Yang, Collins Otieno Asweto, Jing Wu, Yannan Zhang, Hejing Hu, Yanfeng Shi, Junchao Duan, Zhiwei Sun
Air pollution has been a major environment-related health threat. Most of the studies on PM2.5 toxicity have verified on the cardiovascular system and endothelial cells. However, researches on PM2.5-induced myocardial-related toxicity are limited. This study aims to fully understand the toxic effects of PM2.5 on human myocardial cell (AC16) and explore its molecular mechanism based on microarray analysis and bioinformatics analysis. Microarray data analysis manifested that PM2.5-induced toxicity affected expression of 472 genes compared with the control group, including 166 upregulated genes and 306 downregulated genes in human myocardial (AC16) cells...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326225/multimodal-cantilevers-with-novel-piezoelectric-layer-topology-for-sensitivity-enhancement
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Steven Ian Moore, Michael G Ruppert, Yuen Kuan Yong
Self-sensing techniques for atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilevers have several advantageous characteristics compared to the optical beam deflection method. The possibility of down scaling, parallelization of cantilever arrays and the absence of optical interference associated imaging artifacts have led to an increased research interest in these methods. However, for multifrequency AFM, the optimization of the transducer layout on the cantilever for higher order modes has not been addressed. To fully utilize an integrated piezoelectric transducer, this work alters the layout of the piezoelectric layer to maximize both the deflection of the cantilever and measured piezoelectric charge response for a given mode with respect to the spatial distribution of the strain...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325838/signaling-pathway-for-phagocyte-priming-upon-encounter-with-apoptotic-cells
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Saori Nonaka, Yuki Ando, Takuto Kanetani, Chiharu Hoshi, Yuji Nakai, Firzan Nainu, Kaz Nagaosa, Akiko Shiratsuchi, Yoshinobu Nakanishi
The phagocytic elimination of cells undergoing apoptosis is an evolutionarily conserved innate immune mechanism for eliminating unnecessary cells. Previous studies showed an increase in the level of engulfment receptors in phagocytes after the phagocytosis of apoptotic cells, which leads to the enhancement of their phagocytic activity. However, precise mechanisms underlying this phenomenon require further clarification. We found that the pre-incubation of a Drosophila phagocyte cell line with the fragments of apoptotic cells enhanced the subsequent phagocytosis of apoptotic cells, accompanied by an augmented expression of the engulfment receptors Draper and integrin αPS3...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325285/targeted-expression-of-mir-7-operated-by-ttf-1-promoter-inhibited-the-growth-of-human-lung-cancer-through-the-ndufa4-pathway
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Liangyu Lei, Chao Chen, Juanjuan Zhao, HaiRong Wang, Mengmeng Guo, Ya Zhou, Junming Luo, Jidong Zhang, Lin Xu
Targeted expression of gene technique is an important therapeutic strategy for lung cancer. MicroRNA-7 has been well documented as a promising tumor suppressor but never been test in specific gene-promoter-targeted expression in cancer gene therapy. Here, we first evaluated the efficacy of miR-7 expression operated by the promoter of TTF-1, a lineage-specific oncogene in lung cancer, in vitro using an eukaryotic vector of TTF-1-promoter-operated expression of miR-7 (termed as p-T-miR-7). Interestingly, using a nude mice model, the growth and metastasis of human lung cancer cells in vivo were significantly reduced in remote hypodermic injection of the p-T-miR-7 group, accompanied by increased expression of miR-7 and reduced transduction of the Akt and Erk pathway in situ...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325059/lysophospholipids-and-their-receptors-serve-as-conditional-damps-and-damp-receptors-in-tissue-oxidative-and-inflammatory-injury
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Ying Shao, Gayani Nanayakkara, Jiali Cheng, Ramon Cueto, William Y Yang, Joon-Young Park, Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang
SIGNIFICANCE: We proposed LPLs and LPL-GPCRs as conditional DAMPs and conditional DAMP receptors as a paradigm shift to the widely accepted classical DAMP and DAMP receptor model. Recent Advances: The aberrant levels of LPLs and GPCRs activate pro-inflammatory signal transduction pathways, trigger innate immune response and lead to tissue oxidative and inflammatory injury. CRITICAL ISSUES: Classical DAMPs model specify only the endogenous metabolites that are released from damaged/ dying cells as DAMPs but fails to identify elevated endogenous metabolites secreted from viable/ live cells during pathologies as DAMPs...
March 22, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323836/single-nucleotide-variants-and-indels-identified-from-whole-genome-re-sequencing-of-guzerat-gyr-girolando-and-holstein-cattle-breeds
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Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Adhemar Zerlotini, Francisco Pereira Lobo, Michel Eduardo Beleza Yamagishi, Tatiane Cristina Seleguim Chud, Alexandre Rodrigues Caetano, Danísio Prado Munari, Dorian J Garrick, Marco Antonio Machado, Marta Fonseca Martins, Maria Raquel Carvalho, John Bruce Cole, Marcos Vinicius Gualberto Barbosa da Silva
Whole-genome re-sequencing, alignment and annotation analyses were undertaken for 12 sires representing four important cattle breeds in Brazil: Guzerat (multi-purpose), Gyr, Girolando and Holstein (dairy production). A total of approximately 4.3 billion reads from an Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencer generated for each animal 10.7 to 16.4-fold genome coverage. A total of 27,441,279 single nucleotide variations (SNVs) and 3,828,041 insertions/deletions (InDels) were detected in the samples, of which 2,557,670 SNVs and 883,219 InDels were novel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322778/down-regulation-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-and-mapk-through-estrogen-receptor-mediated-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-breast-cancer-induced-by-gold-nanoparticle-tagged-toxin-protein-nkct1
#18
Tanmoy Bhowmik, Antony Gomes
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine whether gold nanoparticles conjugated cytotoxic protein NKCT1 (GNP-NKCT1) acted through the estrogen receptor mediated pathway in MCF-7 cells and to establish the MAPK and PI3k/Akt signal transduction pathway. METHODS: Apoptosis was done by flow cytometry. BrdU incorporation and nuclear proliferating antigen was measured by flow cytometry. Wound healing assay along with matrigel chamber invasion and migration was done...
March 18, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322382/regulation-of-raw-264-7-cell-mediated-immunity-by-polysaccharides-from-agaricus-blazei-murill-via-the-mapk-signal-transduction-pathway
#19
Feier Cheng, Xiaoyan Yan, Miaoqing Zhang, Mingchang Chang, Shaojun Yun, Junlong Meng, Jingyu Liu, Cui-Ping Feng
Agaricus blazei Murill (ABM) is a common anticancer folk remedy. Its active ingredients, i.e., polysaccharides, have been isolated and exhibit indirect tumor-suppressing activity via immunological activation. The effects of polysaccharides derived from A. blazei Murill (ABMP) on RAW 264.7 cells were examined by western blotting and real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The effects of 500, 1000, and 2000 μg mL(-1) ABMP on the growth of RAW 264.7 cells were evaluated by measuring the OD490 value; the optimum concentration was found to be 1000 μg mL(-1)...
March 21, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320297/selection-of-progesterone-derivatives-specific-to-membrane-progesterone-receptors
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A V Polikarpova, A A Maslakova, I S Levina, L E Kulikova, Y V Kuznetsov, A A Guseva, T A Shchelkunova, I V Zavarzin, O V Smirnova
The search of selective agonists and antagonists of membrane progesterone receptors (mPRs) is a starting point for the study of progesterone signal transduction mechanisms mediated by mPRs, distinct from nuclear receptors. According to preliminary data, the ligand affinity for mPRs differs significantly from that for classical nuclear progesterone receptors (nPRs), which might indicate structural differences in the ligand-binding pocket of these proteins. In the present work, we analyzed the affinity of several progesterone derivatives for mPRs of human pancreatic adenocarcinoma BxPC3 cell line that is characterized by a high level of mPR mRNA expression and by the absence of expression of nPR mRNA...
February 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
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