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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458077/reciprocal-regulation-of-the-cadherin-11-stat3-axis-by-caveolin-1-in-mouse-fibroblasts-and-lung-carcinoma-cells
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M Geletu, R Mohan, R Arulanandam, A Berger-Becvar, I R Nabi, P T Gunning, L Raptis
Caveolin-1 (Cav1) is an integral plasma membrane protein and a complex regulator of signal transduction. The Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-3 (Stat3) is activated by a number of receptor and non-receptor tyrosine kinases and is positively implicated in cancer. Despite extensive efforts, the relationship between Cav1 and Stat3 has been a matter of controversy. We previously demonstrated that engagement of E- or N-cadherin or cadherin-11 cell to cell adhesion molecules, as occurs with confluence of cultured cells, triggers a dramatic increase in the levels of tyr705 phosphorylated ie activated Stat3, by a mechanism requiring the cRac1 small GTPase...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456549/global-dna-methylation-in-the-chestnut-blight-fungus-cryphonectria-parasitica-and-genome-wide-changes-in-dna-methylation-accompanied-with-sectorization
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Kum-Kang So, Yo-Han Ko, Jeesun Chun, Jyotiranjan Bal, Junhyun Jeon, Jung-Mi Kim, Jaeyoung Choi, Yong-Hwan Lee, Jin Hoe Huh, Dae-Hyuk Kim
Mutation in CpBck1 , an ortholog of the cell wall integrity mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase (MAPKKK) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae , in the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica resulted in a sporadic sectorization as culture proceeded. The progeny from the sectored area maintained the characteristics of the sector, showing a massive morphogenetic change, including robust mycelial growth without differentiation. Epigenetic changes were investigated as the genetic mechanism underlying this sectorization...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455664/advances-in-studies-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-and-their-acquired-resistance
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REVIEW
Qinlian Jiao, Lei Bi, Yidan Ren, Shuliang Song, Qin Wang, Yun-Shan Wang
Protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) is one of the major signaling enzymes in the process of cell signal transduction, which catalyzes the transfer of ATP-γ-phosphate to the tyrosine residues of the substrate protein, making it phosphorylation, regulating cell growth, differentiation, death and a series of physiological and biochemical processes. Abnormal expression of PTK usually leads to cell proliferation disorders, and is closely related to tumor invasion, metastasis and tumor angiogenesis. At present, a variety of PTKs have been used as targets in the screening of anti-tumor drugs...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455651/targeting-few-to-help-hundreds-jak-mapk-and-rock-pathways-as-druggable-targets-in-atypical-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Stefania Rocca, Giovanna Carrà, Pietro Poggio, Alessandro Morotti, Mara Brancaccio
Atypical Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (aCML) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by neutrophilic leukocytosis and dysgranulopoiesis. From a genetic point of view, aCML shows a heterogeneous mutational landscape with mutations affecting signal transduction proteins but also broad genetic modifiers and chromatin remodelers, making difficult to understand the molecular mechanisms causing the onset of the disease. The JAK-STAT, MAPK and ROCK pathways are known to be responsible for myeloproliferation in physiological conditions and to be aberrantly activated in myeloproliferative diseases...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453978/venlafaxine-prevents-morphine-antinociceptive-tolerance-the-role-of-neuroinflammation-and-the-l-arginine-nitric-oxide-pathway
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Mohammad Taghi Mansouri, Bahareh Naghizadeh, Behnam Ghorbanzadeh, Soheila Alboghobeish, Neda Amirgholami, Gholamreza Houshmand, Omar Cauli
Opioid-induced neuroinflammation and the nitric oxide (NO) signal-transduction pathway are involved in the development of opioid analgesic tolerance. The antidepressant venlafaxine (VLF) modulates NO in nervous tissues, and so we investigated its effect on induced tolerance to morphine, neuroinflammation, and oxidative stress in mice. Tolerance to the analgesic effects of morphine were induced by injecting mice with morphine (50 mg/kg) once a day for three consecutive days; the effect of co-administration of VLF (5 or 40 mg/kg) with morphine was similarly tested in a separate group...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453691/effect-of-phosphorylation-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-on-caspase-substrates-processing
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Sonu Kumar, Piotr Cieplak
Posttranslational modifications that involve either reversible covalent modification of proteins or irreversible proteolysis are central to the regulation of key cellular mechanisms, including apoptosis, cell-cycle regulation and signal transduction. There is mounting evidence suggesting cross-talk between proteases and kinases. For instance: caspases, a class of proteases involved in programmed cell death-apoptosis, cleave a large set of various types of proteins. Simultaneously, kinases restrict caspase activity by phosphorylating their protein substrates in the vicinity of cleavage site...
February 16, 2018: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453355/co-expression-network-analysis-and-cis-regulatory-element-enrichment-determine-putative-functions-and-regulatory-mechanisms-of-grapevine-atl-e3-ubiquitin-ligases
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Darren C J Wong, Pietro Ariani, Simone Castellarin, Annalisa Polverari, Elodie Vandelle
Arabidopsis thaliana Toxicos en Levadura (ATL) proteins are a subclass of the RING-H2 zinc finger binding E3 ubiquitin ligases. The grapevine (Vitis vinifera) ATL family was recently characterized, revealing 96 members that are likely to be involved in several physiological processes through protein ubiquitination. However, the final targets and biological functions of most ATL E3 ligases are still unknown. We analyzed the co-expression networks among grapevine ATL genes across a set of transcriptomic data related to defense and abiotic stress, combined with a condition-independent dataset...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451820/the-hcm-linked-w792r-mutation-in-cardiac-myosin-binding-protein-c-reduces-c6-fniii-domain-stability
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Dan F Smelter, Willem J De Lange, Wenxuan Cai, Ying Ge, John C Ralphe
Cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) is a functional sarcomeric protein that regulates contractility in response to contractile demand, and many mutations in cMyBP-C lead to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). To gain insight into the effects of disease-causing cMyBP-C missense mutations on contractile function, we expressed the pathogenic W792R mutation in mouse cardiomyocytes lacking endogenous cMyBP-C and studied the functional effects using three-dimensional engineered cardiac tissue (mECT) constructs...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451807/coenzyme-q-10-from-bench-to-clinic-in-aging-diseases-a-translational-review
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Francisco M Gutierrez-Mariscal, Elena M Yubero-Serrano, Jose M Villalba, Jose Lopez-Miranda
Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10 ) is a ubiquitous molecule present in all eukaryotic organisms whose principal role in the cell is related to its participation in the electron transport chain in the inner mitochondrial membrane. CoQ 10 plays a major role in the control of cell redox status, and both the amount and functionality of this molecule have been related to the regulation of reactive oxygen species generation. Numerous reports can be found discussing the implications of CoQ 10 supplementation in human studies and clinical trials related to aging...
February 16, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446429/optical-nano-biosensing-interface-via-nucleic-acid-amplification-strategy-construction-and-application
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REVIEW
Hong Zhou, Jing Liu, Jing-Juan Xu, Shu-Sheng Zhang, Hong-Yuan Chen
Modern optical detection technology plays a critical role in current clinical detection due to its high sensitivity and accuracy. However, higher requirements such as extremely high detection sensitivity have been put forward due to the clinical needs for the early finding and diagnosing of malignant tumors which are significant for tumor therapy. The technology of isothermal amplification with nucleic acids opens up avenues for meeting this requirement. Recent reports have shown that a nucleic acid amplification-assisted modern optical sensing interface has achieved satisfactory sensitivity and accuracy, high speed and specificity...
February 15, 2018: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446199/light-dependent-cytoplasmic-recruitment-enhances-the-dynamic-range-of-a-nuclear-import-photoswitch
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Hayretin Yumerefendi, Hui Wang, Daniel J Dickinson, Andrew Lerner, Per Malkus, Bob Goldstein, Klaus Hahn, Brian Kuhlman
Cellular signal transduction is often regulated at multiple steps in order to achieve more complex logic or precise control of a pathway. For instance, some signaling mechanisms couple allosteric activation with localization to achieve high signal to noise. Here, we create a system for light activated nuclear import that incorporates two levels of control. It consists of a nuclear import photoswitch, Light Activated Nuclear Shuttle (LANS), and a protein engineered to preferentially interact with LANS in the dark, Zdk2...
February 14, 2018: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444507/high-uric-acid-inhibits-cardiomyocyte-viability-through-the-erk-p38-pathway-via-oxidative-stress
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Zhi Li, Yang Shen, Yingqun Chen, Guokai Zhang, Jidong Cheng, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Clinical studies have shown that hyperuricaemia is strongly associated with cardiovascular disease. However, the molecular mechanisms of high uric acid (HUA) associated with cardiovascular disease remain poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the effect of HUA on cardiomyocytes. METHODS: We exposed H9c2 cardiomyocytes to HUA, then cell viability was determined by MTT assay, and reactive oxygen species' (ROS) production was detected by a fluorescence assay...
February 8, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444173/transcriptome-variations-among-human-embryonic-stem-cell-lines-are-associated-with-their-differentiation-propensity
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Changbin Sun, Jiawen Zhang, Dongmin Zheng, Jian Wang, Huanming Yang, Xi Zhang
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have the potential to form any cell type in the body, making them attractive cell sources in drug screening, regenerative medicine, disease and developmental processes modeling. However, not all hESC lines have the equal potency to generate desired cell types in vitro. Significant variations have been observed for the differentiation efficiency of various human ESC lines. The precise underpinning molecular mechanisms are still unclear. In this work, we compared transcriptome variations of four hESC lines H7, HUES1, HUES8 and HUES9...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444046/on-chip-optical-transduction-scheme-for-graphene-nano-electro-mechanical-systems-in-silicon-photonic-platform
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Aneesh Dash, S K Selvaraja, A K Naik
We present a scheme for on-chip optical transduction of strain and displacement of graphene-based nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS). A detailed numerical study on the feasibility of three silicon-photonic integrated circuit configurations is presented: the Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI), the micro-ring resonator, and the ring-loaded MZI. An index sensing based technique using an MZI loaded with a ring resonator with a moderate Q-factor of 2400 can yield a sensitivity of 28 fm/Hz and 6.5×10-6%/Hz for displacement and strain, respectively...
February 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443899/protease-activated-receptor-4-par4-a-promising-target-for-antiplatelet-therapy
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REVIEW
Gamariel Rwibasira Rudinga, Ghulam Jilany Khan, Yi Kong
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are currently among the leading causes of death worldwide. Platelet aggregation is a key cellular component of arterial thrombi and major cause of CVDs. Protease-activated receptors (PARs), including PAR1, PAR2, PAR3 and PAR4, fall within a subfamily of seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR). Human platelets express PAR1 and PAR4, which contribute to the signaling transduction processes. In association with CVDs, PAR4 not only contributes to platelet activation but also is a modulator of cellular responses that serve as hallmarks of inflammation...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443530/competitive-multiple-mechanism-driven-electrochemiluminescent-detection-of-8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine
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Yanqin Lv, Shiyu Chen, Yanfei Shen, Jingjing Ji, Qing Zhou, Songqin Liu, Yuanjian Zhang
Natural selection over billions of years has developed highly effective in vivo signal transduction that is often governed by a series of competitive multiple mechanisms. Several artificial signal transduction pathways have inspired numerous bio-sensing systems, however, most of these are driven by a single mechanism. Herein, we describe a multiple-mechanism-driven electrochemiluminescent (ECL) biosensor that utilizes competitive catalytic and steric hindrance effects by assembling hemin/G-quadruplex on the carbon nitride nanosheets...
February 14, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443110/imaging-approaches-to-assessments-of-toxicological-oxidative-stress-using-genetically-encoded-fluorogenic-sensors
#17
Elizabeth M Corteselli, James M Samet, Eugene A Gibbs-Flournoy
While oxidative stress is a commonly cited toxicological mechanism, conventional methods to study it suffer from a number of shortcomings, including destruction of the sample, introduction of potential artifacts, and a lack of specificity for the reactive species involved. Thus, there is a current need in the field of toxicology for non-destructive, sensitive, and specific methods that can be used to observe and quantify intracellular redox perturbations, more commonly referred to as oxidative stress. Here, we present a method for the use of two genetically-encoded fluorogenic sensors, roGFP2 and HyPer, to be used in live-cell imaging studies to observe xenobiotic-induced oxidative responses...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440730/analyzing-the-genes-related-to-nicotine-addiction-or-schizophrenia-via-a-pathway-and-network-based-approach
#18
Ying Hu, Zhonghai Fang, Yichen Yang, Dekai Rohlsen-Neal, Feng Cheng, Ju Wang
The prevalence of tobacco use in people with schizophrenia is much higher than in general population, which indicates a close relationship between nicotine addiction and schizophrenia. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the high comorbidity of tobacco smoking and schizophrenia remains largely unclear. In this study, we conducted a pathway and network analysis on the genes potentially associated with nicotine addiction or schizophrenia to reveal the functional feature of these genes and their interactions...
February 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440269/the-mtdmi2-mtpub2-negative-feedback-loop-plays-a-role-in-nodulation-homeostasis
#19
Jiaxing Liu, Jie Deng, Fugui Zhu, Yuan Li, Zheng Lu, Peibin Qin, Tao Wang, Jiangli Dong
MtDMI2 is a leucine-rich repeat (LRR)-type receptor kinase required for the signal transduction in the symbiosis pathway. However, the mechanisms through which MtDMI2 participates in nodulation homeostasis are poorly understood. In this study, we identified MtPUB2, a new plant U-box (PUB)-type E3 ligase, and showed that it interacts with MtDMI2. The expression pattern of these proteins is similar in various tissues. MtPUB2-RNAi roots exhibit impaired infection threads, fewer nodules, and shorter primary root length compared with empty vector-transformed plants...
February 13, 2018: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439667/impact-of-pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5-downregulation-on-autophagy-in-glioblastoma-cells
#20
Ewa Toton, Aleksandra Romaniuk, Natalia Konieczna, Johann Hofmann, Jan Barciszewski, Maria Rybczynska
BACKGROUND: Several efforts have been focused on identification of pathways involved in malignancy, progression, and response to treatment in Glioblastoma (GB). Overexpression of PKCε was detected in histological samples from GB, anaplastic astrocytoma, and gliosarcoma and is considered an important marker of negative disease outcome. In multiple studies on GB, autophagy has been shown as a survival mechanism during cellular stress, contributing to resistance against anti-cancer agents...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cancer
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