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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909731/hypoxia-drives-the-transition-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-to-a-myofibroblast-like-phenotype-via-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-pathway
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Bin Zhao, Hao Guan, Jia-Qi Liu, Zhao Zheng, Qin Zhou, Jian Zhang, Lin-Lin Su, Da-Hai Hu
Keloids, partially considered as benign tumors, are characterized by the overgrowth of fibrosis beyond the boundaries of the wound and are regulated mainly by transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, which induces the transition of fibroblasts to myofibroblasts. Hypoxia is an important driving force in the development of lung and liver fibrosis by activating hypoxia inducible factor-1α and stimulating epithelial‑mesenchymal transition. However, it is unknown whether and hypoxia can influence human dermal scarring...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905546/transcriptome-analysis-confers-a-complex-disease-resistance-network-in-wild-rice-oryza-meyeriana-against-xanthomonas-oryzae-pv-oryzae
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Xiao-Jie Cheng, Bin He, Lin Chen, Su-Qin Xiao, Jian Fu, Yue Chen, Teng-Qiong Yu, Zai-Quan Cheng, Hong Feng
Rice bacterial blight (BB), caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is one of the devastating diseases of rice. It is well established that the wild rice Oryza meyeriana is immune to BB. In this study, the transcriptomic analysis was carried out by RNA sequencing of O. meyeriana leaves, inoculated with Xoo to understand the transcriptional responses and interaction between the host and pathogen. Totally, 57,313 unitranscripts were de novo assembled from 58.7 Gb clean reads and 14,143 unitranscripts were identified after Xoo inoculation...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905298/haploinsufficiency-of-the-folliculin-gene-leads-to-impaired-functions-of-lung-fibroblasts-in-patients-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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Yoshito Hoshika, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Shinsaku Togo, Muneaki Hashimoto, Takeshi Nara, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Fariz Nurwidya, Hideyuki Kataoka, Masatoshi Kurihara, Etsuko Kobayashi, Hiroki Ebana, Mika Kikkawa, Katsutoshi Ando, Koichi Nishino, Okio Hino, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder caused by germline mutations in the FLCN gene, and characterized by skin fibrofolliculomas, multiple lung cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax, and renal neoplasms. Pulmonary manifestations frequently develop earlier than other organ involvements, prompting a diagnosis of BHDS However, the mechanism of lung cyst formation and pathogenesis of pneumothorax have not yet been clarified. Fibroblasts were isolated from lung tissues obtained from patients with BHDS (n = 12) and lung cancer (n = 10) as controls...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903634/distinct-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-subsets-mediate-anti-her2-drug-resistance-in-breast-cancer
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Peter B Alexander, Rui Chen, Chang Gong, Lifeng Yuan, Jeff S Jasper, Yi Ding, Geoffrey J Markowitz, Pengyuan Yang, Xin Xu, Donald P McDonnell, Erwei Song, Xiao-Fan Wang
Targeted inhibitors of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) such as trastuzumab and lapatinib are among the first examples of molecularly targeted cancer therapy and have proven largely effective for the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancers. However, approximately half of those patients either do not respond to these therapies or develop secondary resistance. Although a few signaling pathways have been implicated, a comprehensive understanding of mechanisms underlying HER2 inhibitor drug resistance is still lacking...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903507/hydroxychloroquine-inhibits-proinflammatory-signalling-pathways-by-targeting-endosomal-nadph-oxidase
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Nadine Müller-Calleja, Davit Manukyan, Antje Canisius, Dennis Strand, Karl J Lackner
OBJECTIVES: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been used for decades to treat patients with rheumatic diseases, for example, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis or the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We hypothesise that HCQ might target endosomal NADPH oxidase (NOX), which is involved in the signal transduction of cytokines as well as antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). METHODS: For in vitro experiments, monocytic cells were stimulated with tumour necrosis factor α (TNFα), interleukin-1β (IL-1β) or a human monoclonal aPL and the activity of NOX was determined by flow cytometry...
November 30, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902329/abundance-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-environmental-bacteriophages
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Taruna Anand, Bidhan Ch Bera, Rajesh K Vaid, Sanjay Barua, Thachamvally Riyesh, Nitin Virmani, Mubarik Hussain, Raj K Singh, Bhupendra N Tripathi
The ecosystem is continuously exposed to a wide variety of antimicrobials through waste effluents, agricultural runoffs, animal related and anthropogenic activities, which contribute to spread of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). The contamination of ecosystems with ARGs may create increased opportunities for their transfer to naive microbes and eventually lead to entry into the human food chain. Transduction is a significant mechanism of horizontal gene transfer in natural environments, which has traditionally been underestimated as compared to transformation...
October 21, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902324/ebi2-expression-in-b-lymphocytes-is-controlled-by-the-epstein-barr-virus-transcription-factor-brrf1-na-during-viral-infection
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Caleb Cornaby, Jilian L Jafek, Cameron Birrell, Vera Mayhew, Lauren Syndergaard, Jeffrey Mella, Wesley Cheney, Brian D Poole
EBI2 is an important chemotactic receptor that is involved in proper B-cell T-cell interactions. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) has been shown to upregulate this gene upon infection of cell lines, but the timing and mechanism of this upregulation, as well as its importance to EBV infection, remain unknown. This work investigated EBV's manipulation of EBI2 expression of primary naïve B cells. EBV infection induces EBI2 expression resulting in elevated levels of EBI2 after 24 hours until 7 days post-infection, followed by a dramatic decline (p = 0...
November 16, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901172/conformational-states-of-hamp-domains-interacting-with-sensory-rhodopsin-membrane-systems-an-integrated-all-atom-and-coarse-grained-molecular-dynamics-simulation-approach
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Bikash Ranjan Sahoo, Toshimichi Fujiwara
Understanding the downstream signaling mechanism of sensory rhodopsin and its cognate transducer complex (srII-htrII) has long been a challenge in the field of photoreceptor research. Here, an integration of all-atom and coarse-grained (CG) molecular dynamics (MD) simulations in different srII-htrII complex states is carried out. It is shown that the cytoplasmic four-helix HAMP dimer gives rise to a gear-box model interaction with discrete hydrophobic packing in Natronomonas pharaonis (Np). Structural analysis in all-atom and CG-MD reveals a stable conformational state in the physiological environment (323 K and 1...
November 30, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901063/regulation-of-%C3%AE-2b-adrenergic-receptor-cell-surface-transport-by-gga1-and-gga2
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Maoxiang Zhang, Wei Huang, Jie Gao, Alvin V Terry, Guangyu Wu
The molecular mechanisms that control the targeting of newly synthesized G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) to the functional destinations remain poorly elucidated. Here, we have determined the role of Golgi-localized, γ-adaptin ear domain homology, ADP ribosylation factor-binding proteins 1 and 2 (GGA1 and GGA2) in the cell surface transport of α2B-adrenergic receptor (α2B-AR), a prototypic GPCR, and studied the underlying mechanisms. We demonstrated that knockdown of GGA1 and GGA2 by shRNA and siRNA significantly reduced the cell surface expression of inducibly expressed α2B-AR and arrested the receptor in the perinuclear region...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899918/mechanistic-basis-of-antimicrobial-actions-of-silver-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Tikam Chand Dakal, Anu Kumar, Rita S Majumdar, Vinod Yadav
Multidrug resistance of the pathogenic microorganisms to the antimicrobial drugs has become a major impediment toward successful diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. Recent advancements in nanotechnology-based medicines have opened new horizons for combating multidrug resistance in microorganisms. In particular, the use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as a potent antibacterial agent has received much attention. The most critical physico-chemical parameters that affect the antimicrobial potential of AgNPs include size, shape, surface charge, concentration and colloidal state...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899897/cellular-and-molecular-responses-to-mechanical-expansion-of-tissue
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REVIEW
Muhammad Abdur Razzak, Md Sanower Hossain, Zamri Bin Radzi, Noor Azlin B Yahya, Jan Czernuszka, Mohammad T Rahman
The increased use of tissue expander in the past decades and its potential market values in near future give enough reasons to sum up the consequences of tissue expansion. Furthermore, the patients have the right to know underlying mechanisms of adaptation of inserted biomimetic, its bioinspired materials and probable complications. The mechanical strains during tissue expansion are related to several biological phenomena. Tissue remodeling during the expansion is highly regulated and depends on the signal transduction...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899092/dysregulation-of-hepatic-microrna-expression-profiles-with-clonorchis-sinensis-infection
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Su Han, Qiaoran Tang, Xi Lu, Rui Chen, Yihong Li, Jing Shu, Xiaoli Zhang, Jianping Cao
BACKGROUND: Clonorchiasis remains an important zoonotic parasitic disease worldwide. The molecular mechanisms of host-parasite interaction are not fully understood. Non-coding microRNAs (miRNAs) are considered to be key regulators in parasitic diseases. The regulation of miRNAs and host micro-environment may be involved in clonorchiasis, and require further investigation. METHODS: MiRNA microarray technology and bioinformatic analysis were used to investigate the regulatory mechanisms of host miRNA and to compare miRNA expression profiles in the liver tissues of control and Clonorchis sinensis (C...
November 30, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896318/insulin-elevates-leptin-secretion-and-mrna-levels-via-cyclic-amp-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-deprived-of-glucose
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Tomomi Tsubai, Yukihiro Noda, Kazuma Ito, Makoto Nakao, Yusuke Seino, Yutaka Oiso, Yoji Hamada
AIMS: Leptin plays an important role in the pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes, yet the regulatory mechanisms of this hormone have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we aimed to clarify the roles of insulin and glucose in leptin secretion and mRNA production using inhibitors of insulin signal transduction in adipocytes cultured under glucose-free or normal conditions. METHODS: Differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes were stimulated with insulin in combination with inhibitors for phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), Akt, and phosphodiesterase 3B (PDE3B), as well as epinephrine and a cyclic AMP (cAMP) analog under glucose-free or normal conditions...
November 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895723/cisplatin-induced-regulation-of-signal-transduction-pathways-and-transcription-factors-in-p53-mutated-subclone-variants-of-hepatoma-cells-potential-application-for-therapeutic-targeting
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Jinn-Rung Kuo, Hung-Sheng Shang, Chun-Te Ho, Kun-Goung Lai, Tsan-Zon Liu, Yin-Ju Chen, Jeng-Fong Chiou
Cisplatin is commonly recognized as a DNA-damaging drug; however, its versatile antitumor effects have been demonstrated to extend beyond this narrow functional attribute. The present study determined how cisplatin regulates alternative pathways and transcription factors to exert its additional antitumor actions. Cisplatin was observed to be able to trigger an endoplasmic reticulum stress response through aggravated nitrosative stress coupled to perturbed mitochondrial calcium (Ca(2+)) homeostasis, which substantially downregulated glucose-regulated protein (GRP) 78 expression by suppressing the cleavage of activating transcription factor (ATF) 6α (90 kDa) to its active 50 kDa subunit...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895190/caveolin-1-deletion-prevents-hypertensive-vascular-remodeling-induced-by-angiotensin-ii
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Steven J Forrester, Katherine J Elliott, Tatsuo Kawai, Takashi Obama, Michael J Boyer, Kyle J Preston, Zhen Yan, Satoru Eguchi, Victor Rizzo
It has been proposed that membrane microdomains, caveolae, in vascular cells are critical for signal transduction and downstream functions induced by angiotensin II (AngII). We have tested our hypothesis that caveolin-1 (Cav1), a major structural protein of vascular caveolae, plays a critical role in the development of vascular remodeling by AngII via regulation of epidermal growth factor receptor and vascular endothelial adhesion molecule-1. Cav1(-/-) and control Cav(+/+) mice were infused with AngII for 2 weeks to induce vascular remodeling and hypertension...
November 28, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895105/robot-assisted-mechanical-therapy-attenuates-stroke-induced-limb-skeletal-muscle-injury
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Chandan K Sen, Savita Khanna, Hallie Harris, Richard Stewart, Maria Balch, Mallory Heigel, Seth Teplitsky, Surya Gnyawali, Cameron Rink
The efficacy and optimization of poststroke physical therapy paradigms is challenged in part by a lack of objective tools available to researchers for systematic preclinical testing. This work represents a maiden effort to develop a robot-assisted mechanical therapy (RAMT) device to objectively address the significance of mechanical physiotherapy on poststroke outcomes. Wistar rats were subjected to right hemisphere middle-cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion. After 24 h, rats were split into control (RAMT(-)) or RAMT(+) groups (30 min daily RAMT over the stroke-affected gastrocnemius) and were followed up to poststroke d 14...
November 28, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894078/overexpression-of-anxa3-is-an-independent-prognostic-indicator-in-gastric-cancer-and-its-depletion-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-tumor-growth
#17
Ke Wang, Jiansheng Li
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Tumour metastasis is one of the leading causes of death in GC patients. This study aims to investigate the significance of ANXA3 expression and the mechanism by which ANXA3 is involved in the epithelial-mensenchymal transition (EMT) of gastric cancer cells. RESULTS: Our results confirmed that ANXA3 was high expression at the mRNA and protein level in GC cancer tissues and the majority of GC cell lines...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892604/interleukin-il-6-modulates-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-receptor-i-and-ii-tgf-%C3%AE-ri-and-ii-function-in-epidermal-keratinocytes
#18
Lerin R Luckett-Chastain, Mackenzie L Cottrell, Bethany M Kawar, Michael A Ihnat, Randle M Gallucci
It been shown that IL-6 modulates TGF-β1 expression in fibroblasts, however; what role IL-6 plays concerning TGF-βR expression and function in skin is unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism by which IL-6 might modulates TGF-β receptors in skin. Skin from WT, IL-6 overexpressing mice, and IL-6 treated keratinocyte cultures were analyzed for TGF-βRI and TGF-βRII expression via histology, PCR, and flow cytometry. Receptor function was assessed by cell migration, bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) proliferation assays, and Smad7 expression and Smad2/3 phosphorylation...
November 28, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892565/a-highly-sensitive-and-selective-fluorescent-probe-for-hypochlorite-in-pure-water-with-aggregation-induced-emission-characteristics
#19
Can Wang, Hongyu Ji, Mengshu Li, Likun Cai, Zhipeng Wang, Qianqian Li, Zhen Li
As a reactive oxygen species (ROS), hypochlorite (OCl(-)) plays a crucial role in oxidative stress and signal transduction, controlling a wide range of physiological functions. In addition, the wide use of OCl(-) in the treatment of food and water might possibly threaten human health if the residual quantity was out of limits. Currently, sensitive methods employed to selectively monitor OCl(-) in aqueous samples in situ are still scarce and badly needed. Boron esters or acids are considered to be suitable functional groups for the detection of hydrogen peroxide due to their reliable reactivity...
November 28, 2016: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890430/tar-dna-binding-protein-43-inhibits-inflammatory-response-and-protects-chondrocyte-function-by-modulating-rack1-expression-in-osteoarthritis
#20
Yongming Huang, Qiming Huang, Haitao Su, Xiujun Mai, Enhui Feng, Zhenwu Cao, Xiuyun Zeng
BACKGROUND: TAR DNA-binding protein-43 (TDP-43, transactive response DNA binding protein 43kDa) accumulates in the cytoplasm of affected neurons and glia, as large inclusions of stress granules (SGs). However, the mechanism of TDP-43 interaction with the target genes and its specific role in osteoarthritis (OA) progression is still unknown. The goal of this study was to identify the role of TDP-43 in OA progression by modulating its target genes. METHODS: MSCs were transfected with TDP-43 gene lentivirus...
November 24, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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