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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630212/a-pilot-study-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-combined-with-cytoreductive-nephrectomy-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Anurag K Singh, Timothy B Winslow, Mohammad Habiby Kermany, Vincent Goritz, Lilia Heit, Austin Miller, Nicholas C Hoffend, Leighton C Stein, Lalith Kumaraswamy, Graham W Warren, Wiam Bshara, Kunle Odunsi, Junko Matsuzaki, Scott I Abrams, Thomas Schwaab, Jason B Muhitch
<p>While stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) can reduce tumor volumes in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients, little is known regarding the immunomodulatory effects of high-dose radiation in the tumor microenvironment. The main objectives of this pilot study were to assess the safety and feasibility of nephrectomy following SBRT treatment of mRCC patients and analyze the immunological impact of high-dose radiation.</p> <br /><br />Experimental Design: Human RCC cell lines were irradiated and evaluated for immunomodulation...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628644/targeting-multiple-pro-apoptotic-signaling-pathways-with-curcumin-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Mariela Rivera, Yanilda Ramos, Madeline Rodríguez-Valentín, Sheila López-Acevedo, Luis A Cubano, Jin Zou, Qiang Zhang, Guangdi Wang, Nawal M Boukli
Curcumin, an extract from the turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa), is known to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemopreventive and antitumoral activities against aggressive and recurrent cancers. Accumulative data indicate that curcumin may induce cancer cell death. However, the detailed mechanism underlying its pro-apoptotic and anti-cancer effects remains to be elucidated. In the present study, we examined the signaling pathways triggered by curcumin, specifically, the exact molecular mechanisms of curcumin-induced apoptosis in highly metastatic human prostate cancer cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625126/enhanced-risk-for-specific-somatic-myeloproliferative-neoplastic-mutations-in-patients-with-stroke
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Chih-Cheng Chen, Chia-Chen Hsu, Cih-En Huang, Yi-Yang Chen, Jrhau Lung, Hsing-Ying Ho, Chian-Pei Li, Jiann-Der Lee
BACKGROUND: Somatic mutations of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2V617F), calreticulin (CALR), and myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene (MPL) are the major clonal molecules that drive the pathogenesis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). It is well recognized that MPN patients carry an excessive risk of thrombohemorrhagic complications. However, little is known about the prevalence of these clonal markers in patients with cerebral vascular disease. METHODS: To address this issue, 153 consecutive stroke patients in Taiwan were enrolled in the study...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620697/calreticulin-localizes-to-plant-intra-extracellular-peripheries-of-highly-specialized-cells-involved-in-pollen-pistil-interactions
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Piotr Wasąg, Anna Suwińska, Przemysław Zakrzewski, Jakub Walczewski, Robert Lenartowski, Marta Lenartowska
Calcium (Ca(2+)) plays essential roles in generative reproduction of angiosperms, but the sites and mechanisms of Ca(2+) storage and mobilization during pollen-pistil interactions have not been fully defined. Both external and internal Ca(2+) stores are likely important during male gametophyte communication with the sporophytic and gametophytic cells within the pistil. Given that calreticulin (CRT), a Ca(2+)-buffering protein, is able to bind Ca(2+) reversibly, it can serve as a mobile store of easily releasable Ca(2+) (so called an exchangeable Ca(2+)) in eukaryotic cells...
June 15, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620388/trichinella-spiralis-calreticulin-binds-human-complement-c1q-as-an-immune-evasion-strategy
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Limei Zhao, Shuai Shao, Yi Chen, Ximeng Sun, Ran Sun, Jingjing Huang, Bin Zhan, Xinping Zhu
As a multicellular parasitic nematode, Trichinella spiralis regulates host immune responses by producing a variety of immunomodulatory molecules to escape from host immune attack, but the mechanisms underlying the immune evasion are not well understood. Here, we identified that T. spiralis calreticulin (Ts-CRT), a Ca(2+)-binding protein, facilitated T. spiralis immune evasion by interacting with the first component of human classical complement pathway, C1q. In the present study, Ts-CRT was found to be expressed on the surface of different developmental stages of T...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619231/endoplasmic-reticulum-chaperones-tweak-the-mitochondrial-calcium-rheostat-to-control-metabolism-and-cell-death
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REVIEW
Tomas Gutiérrez, Thomas Simmen
The folding of secretory proteins is a well-understood mechanism, based on decades of research on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperones. These chaperones interact with newly imported polypeptides close to the ER translocon. Classic examples for these proteins include the immunoglobulin binding protein (BiP/GRP78), and the lectins calnexin and calreticulin. Although not considered chaperones per se, the ER oxidoreductases of the protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) family complete the folding job by catalyzing the formation of disulfide bonds through cysteine oxidation...
May 31, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616398/new-photodynamic-therapy-with-next-generation-photosensitizers
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REVIEW
Hiromi Kataoka, Hirotada Nishie, Noriyuki Hayashi, Mamoru Tanaka, Akihiro Nomoto, Shigenobu Yano, Takashi Joh
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive antitumor treatment that uses the combination of a photosensitizer, tissue oxygen, and visible light irradiation to produce cytotoxic reactive oxygen species, predominantly singlet oxygen. Currently, first-generation PDT using porfimer sodium with an excimer dye laser, and second-generation PDT using talaporfin sodium PDT with a semiconductor laser are approved by health insurance for use in Japan. However, the cancer cell specificity and selectivity of these treatments are inadequate...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608409/neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-of-pancreatic-cancer-induces-a-favorable-immunogenic-tumor-microenvironment-associated-with-increased-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-related-chain-a-b-expression
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Takashi Murakami, Yuki Homma, Ryusei Matsuyama, Ryutaro Mori, Kentaro Miyake, Yusaku Tanaka, Kanechika Den, Yoji Nagashima, Masatoshi Nakazawa, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Michio Ueda, Kuniya Tanaka, Robert M Hoffman, Michael Bouvet, Itaru Endo
BACKGROUND: Damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) are related to immune responses in malignant tumors including tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between expression of components of DAMPs and TILs in pancreatic cancer patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) versus those who did not. METHODS: NACRT was administered to 51 patients with borderline-resectable pancreatic cancer and not to 33 patients with resectable pancreatic cancer...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608282/poly-adp-ribosylated-proteins-in-mononuclear-cells-from-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-identified-by-proteomic-studies
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Alessandra Giorgi, Italo Tempera, Giorgia Napoletani, Diego Drovandi, Cinzia Potestà, Sara Martire, Elisabetta Mandosi, Tiziana Filardi, M Eugenia Schininà, Susanna Morano, Maria d'Erme, Bruno Maras
AIMS: In diabetes, hyperglycemia increases reactive oxygen species that induce DNA damage and poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase activation. The aim of this study is to characterize the proteomic profile and the role of poly(ADP-ribosylation) in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A proteomic platform based on 2DE and MALDI-ToF spectrometry was applied to peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from two different cohorts in which diabetic (n = 14) and normoglycemic patients (n = 11) were enrolled...
June 12, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599487/calreticulin-is-a-novel-independent-prognostic-factor-for-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Koji Harada, Takanori Takenawa, Tarannum Ferdous, Yasuhiro Kuramitsu, Yoshiya Ueyama
We focused on the expression of Calreticulin (CALR) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) on the basis of proteomic differential display analysis data. We used QR-32 cells in this study which is a regressive murine fibrosarcoma cell clone; and QRsP-11, a progressive malignant tumor cell clone originated from QR-32. CALR is an endoplasmic reticulum luminal Ca(2+)-binding chaperone protein, which is thought to affect the tumor behavior of various malignancies. This study was aimed to determine the usefulness of CALR as a prognostic factor in patients with OSCC...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589084/calreticulin-in-essential-thrombocythemia-stressing-out-the-megakaryocyte-nucleus
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Francisco Jose Iborra, Petros Papadopoulos
Calreticulin (CALR) is a multifaceted protein primarily involved in intracellular protein control processes. The identification of CALR mutations in essential thrombocythemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis that are mutually exclusive with the JAK2 V617F mutation has stirred an intensive research interest about the molecular functions of CALR and its mutants in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and its diagnostic/prognostic value. The recently characterized protein-protein interaction of CALR mutants and MPL receptor has advanced our knowledge on the functional role of CALR mutants in thrombocythemia but it has also uncovered limitations of the current established research models...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565882/association-of-calreticulin-expression-with-disease-activity-and-organ-damage-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Yichao Wang, Jiaogui Xie, Zhili Liu, Hongwei Fu, Qianyu Huo, Yajun Gu, Yunde Liu
Measurement of disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is important for monitoring disease progression and evaluating the therapeutic effects. The severity of organ damage correlates with clinical status and prognosis. Therefore, it is imperative to find an effective biomarker measuring disease activity and organ damage for SLE management. The present study investigated the possibility of serum calreticulin (CRT) in the assessment of disease activity and organ damage in SLE patients...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558931/freeze-responsive-regulation-of-mef2-proteins-and-downstream-gene-networks-in-muscles-of-the-wood-frog-rana-sylvatica
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Oscar A Aguilar, Hanane Hadj-Moussa, Kenneth B Storey
The wood frog survives frigid North American winters by retreating into a state of suspended animation characterized by the freezing of up to 65% of total body water as extracellular ice and displaying no heartbeat, breathing, brain activity, or movement. Physiological and biochemical adaptations are in place to facilitate global metabolic depression and protect against the consequences of whole body freezing. This study examined the myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2) transcription factor family, proteins responsible for coordinating selective gene expression of a myriad of cellular functions from muscle development and remodelling to various stress responses...
July 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547891/large-scale-gene-expression-reveals-different-adaptations-of-hyalopterus-persikonus-to-winter-and-summer-host-plants
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Na Cui, Peng-Cheng Yang, Kun Guo, Le Kang, Feng Cui
Host alternation, an obligatory seasonal shifting between host plants of distant genetic relationship, has had significant consequences for the diversification and success of the superfamily of aphids. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. In this study, the molecular mechanism of host alternation was explored through a large-scale gene expression analysis of the mealy aphid Hyalopterus persikonus on winter and summer host plants. More than four times as many unigenes of the mealy aphid were significantly upregulated on summer host Phragmites australis than on winter host Rosaceae plants...
June 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529308/assessing-the-thrombotic-risk-of-patients-with-essential-thrombocythemia-in-the-genomic-era
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REVIEW
L Falchi, H M Kantarjian, S Verstovsek
The molecular characterization of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), including essential thrombocythemia (ET), has enabled deeper understanding of their pathogenesis. A driver lesion, namely, Janus kinase (JAK)2V617F, calreticulin (CALR) or myeloproliferative leukemia (MPL) gene mutation can be identified in the vast majority of patients. Each of these mutations is associated with distinct clinical features and may modulate the patients' clinical course, risk of complications, including vascular events, and survival...
May 22, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522876/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-mitochondria-associated-er-membrane-mam-in-a-long-term-type-2-diabetic-rodent-model
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Jacey Hongjie Ma, Shichen Shen, Joshua J Wang, Zhanwen He, Amanda Poon, Jun Li, Jun Qu, Sarah X Zhang
The mitochondria-associated ER membrane (MAM) plays a critical role in cellular energetics and calcium homeostasis; however, how MAM is affected under diabetic condition remains elusive. This study presented a comprehensive proteome profiling of isolated brain MAM from long-term type 2 diabetic mice vs. non-diabetic controls. MAM protein was extracted efficiently by a surfactant-aided precipitation/on-pellet digestion (SOD) method, and MAM proteome was quantified by an ion-current-based MS1 method combined with nanoLC-MS/MS...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520695/calreticulin-ameliorates-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-human-microvascular-endothelial-cell-injury-by-inhibiting-autophagy
#17
You Wang, Tian-Qi Tao, Dan-Dan Song, Xiu-Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Autophagy has been found to be involved in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. However, the underlying mechanism and significance of autophagy in reperfusion injury remain unclear. Herein, we evaluated the effects of exogenous calreticulin (CRT) on autophagy in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)-treated human microvascular endothelial cells (MECs). METHODS: Human MECs were pretreated with CRT (25 pg/mL) for 30 min, followed by exposure in an incubator filled with a gas mixture of 90% N2, 5% O2, and 5% CO2 for 8-h hypoxia...
May 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515303/spontaneous-and-vaccine-induced-clearance-of-mus-musculus-papillomavirus-type-1-mmupv1-muspv1-infection
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Rosie T Jiang, Joshua W Wang, Shiwen Peng, Tsui-Chin Huang, Chenguang Wang, Fabiana Cannella, Yung-Nien Chang, Raphael P Viscidi, Simon R A Best, Chien-Fu Hung, Richard B S Roden
Mus musculus Papillomavirus1 (MmuPV1/MusPV1) induces persistent papillomas in immunodeficient mice but not common laboratory strains. To facilitate study of immune control, we sought an outbred and immune competent laboratory mouse strain in which persistent papillomas could be established. We found that challenge of SKH1 mice (Crl:SKH1-Hrhr) by scarification on their tail with MmuPV1 resulted in three clinical outcomes: 1) persistent (>2 months) papillomas (∼20%), 2) transient papillomas that spontaneously regress typically within 2 months (∼15%), 3) no visible papillomas and viral clearance (∼65%)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507789/calreticulin-promotes-immunity-and-type-i-interferon-dependent-survival-in-mice-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#19
Xiufen Chen, Dominick Fosco, Douglas E Kline, Justin Kline
Exposure of cancer cells to particular chemotherapeutic agents or γ-irradiation induces a form of cell death that stimulates an immune response in mice. This "immunogenic cell death" requires calreticulin (CRT) translocation to the plasma membrane, which has been shown to promote cancer cell phagocytosis. However, it remains unclear whether the effect of CRT on cancer cell phagocytosis is alone sufficient to affect tumor immunity. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells expressing cell-surface CRT were generated in order to characterize the mechanism(s) through which CRT activates tumor immune responses...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504081/dissecting-physical-structure-of-calreticulin-an-intrinsically-disordered-ca-2-buffering-chaperone-from-endoplasmic-reticulum
#20
Anna Rita Migliaccio, Vladimir N Uversky
Calreticulin (CALR) is a Ca(2+) binding multifunctional protein that mostly resides in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and plays a number of important roles in various physiological and pathological processes. Although the major functions ascribed to CALR are controlling the Ca(2+) homeostasis in ER and acting as a lectin-like ER chaperon for many glycoproteins, this moonlighting protein can be found in various cellular compartments where it has many non-ER functions. To shed more light on the mechanisms underlying polyfunctionality of this moonlighting protein that can be found in different cellular compartments and that possesses a wide spectrum of unrelated biological activities, being able to interact with Ca(2+) (and potentially other metal ions), RNA, oligosaccharides, and numerous proteins, we used a set of experimental and computational tools to evaluate the intrinsic disorder status of CALR and the role of calcium binding on structural properties and conformational stability of the full-length CALR and its isolated P- and C-domains...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
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