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Ryosuke Kida, Taiki Noguchi, Masaru Murakami, Osamu Hashimoto, Teruo Kawada, Tohru Matsui, Masayuki Funaba
We previously showed that brown (pre)adipocytes express Trpv1, a capsaicin receptor, and that capsaicin stimulates differentiation of brown preadipocytes in the late stages of brown adipogenesis. The present study revealed that treatment with 100 μM capsaicin stimulates brown adipogenesis by inducing endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Treatment with capsaicin (100 μM) during brown adipogenesis enhanced lipid accumulation and the expression of Ucp1, a gene selectively expressed in brown adipocytes. Capsaicin treatment also caused an increase in the cytosolic calcium concentration even when extracellular calcium was removed...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Baptiste Fohlen, Quentin Tavernier, Thi-Mum Huynh, Cédric Caradeuc, Delphine Le Corre, Gildas Bertho, Bernard Cholley, Nicolas Pallet
Many stressors that are encountered upon kidney injury are likely to trigger endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, subsequently activating transcriptional, translational and metabolic reprogramming. Monitoring early cellular adaptive responses engaged after hemodynamic impairment yields may represent a clinically relevant approach. However, a non-invasive method for detecting the ER stress response has not been developed. We combined a metabolomic approach with genetic marker analyses using urine from individuals undergoing scheduled cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass to investigate the feasibility and significance of monitoring the ER stress response in the kidney...
December 20, 2017: EBioMedicine
Amanda Crider, Anthony O Ahmed, Anilkumar Pillai
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is an important organelle responsible for the folding and sorting of proteins. Disturbances in ER homeostasis can trigger a cellular response known as the unfolded protein response, leading to accumulation of unfolded or misfolded proteins in the ER lumen called ER stress. A number of recent studies suggest that mutations in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-susceptible synaptic genes induce ER stress. However, it is not known whether ER stress-related genes are altered in the brain of ASD subjects...
November 2017: Molecular Neuropsychiatry
Jiang Nan, Yan-Fang Xing, Bo Hu, Jian-Xin Tang, Hui-Min Dong, Yu-Mei He, Dan-Yun Ruan, Qing-Jian Ye, Jia-Rong Cai, Xiao-Kun Ma, Jie Chen, Xiu-Rong Cai, Ze-Xiao Lin, Xiang-Yuan Wu, Xing Li
A recent study indicated that Lectin-type oxidized LDL receptor-1 (LOX-1) was a distinct surface marker for human polymorphisms myeloid-derived suppressor cells (PMN-MDSC). The present study was aimed to investigate the existence LOX-1 PMN-MDSC in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. One hundred and twenty-seven HCC patients, 10 patients with mild active chronic hepatitis B, 10 liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis B, 10 liver dysplastic node with hepatitis B and 50 health control were included. LOX-1+  CD15+ PMN-MDSC were significantly elevated in HCC patients compared with healthy control and patients with benign diseases...
December 6, 2017: Immunology
Hyo-Jin Park, Jae-Young Park, Jin-Woo Kim, Seul-Gi Yang, Jae-Min Jung, Min-Ji Kim, Man-Jong Kang, Young Ho Cho, Gabbine Wee, Hee-Young Yang, Bong-Seok Song, Sun-Uk Kim, Deog-Bon Koo
Under endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-stress conditions, the unfolded protein response (UPR) generates a defense mechanism in mammalian cells. The regulation of UPR signaling is important in oocyte maturation, embryo development, and female reproduction of pigs. Recent studies have shown that melatonin plays an important role as an antioxidant to improve pig oocyte maturation. However, there is no report on the role of melatonin in the regulation of UPR signaling and ER-stress during in vitro maturation (IVM) of porcine oocytes...
March 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
Ying-Hsien Huang, Ya-Ling Yang, Fu-Chen Huang, Mao-Meng Tiao, Yen-Cheng Lin, Ming-Horng Tsai, Feng-Sheng Wang
Hepatic fibrosis was caused by a number of signaling pathways that damage liver integrity. We have previously shown that microRNA-29a (miR-29a) protects against liver fibrosis. Aberrant endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and autophagy function reportedly exaggerate hepatic disorders. The aim of this study was to characterize the biological influence of miR-29a on ER function in injured livers with bile duct ligation (BDL). We performed BDL on miR-29a transgenic mice (miR-29aTg) and wild-type mice to induce cholestatic liver injury...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Ying-Wen Zhang, Xiuping Wang, Xiaodan Ren, Manling Zhang
AIMS: To testing whether endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress contributes to the development of diabetic nephropathy. Investigated the effect of gliclazide, an oral antihyperglycemic agent, in a rat model of diabetic nephropathy and the underlying mechanism related to the ER stress response. METHODS: Sixty SD rats were divided into six groups. Diabetic nephropathy was induced in 30 rats with a streptozotocin (STZ) injection and high fat diet, which were then treated with saline, gliclazide or 4-PBA...
May 4, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Michaela Mueller, Rui E Castro, Anders Thorell, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Nicole Auer, Merima Herac, Cecilia M P Rodrigues, Michael Trauner
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is a secondary hydrophilic bile acid (BA) used as therapy for a range of hepatobiliary diseases. Its efficacy in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is still under debate. Here, we aimed to decipher molecular mechanisms of UDCA in regulating endoplasmic reticulum (ER) homeostasis, apoptosis and oxidative stress in morbidly obese patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled pharmacodynamic study, liver and serum samples from 40 well-matched morbidly obese NAFLD-patients were analysed...
March 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Yufeng Yao, Qiulun Lu, Zhenkun Hu, Yubin Yu, Qiuyun Chen, Qing K Wang
Endoplasmic reticulum stress is an evolutionarily conserved cell stress response associated with numerous diseases, including cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. The major endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling pathway causing cardiac hypertrophy involves endoplasmic reticulum stress sensor PERK (protein kinase-like kinase) and eIF2α-ATF4-CHOP signaling. Here, we describe a non-canonical, AGGF1-mediated regulatory system for endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling associated with increased p-eIF2α and ATF4 and decreased sXBP1 and CHOP...
July 25, 2017: Nature Communications
Thati Madhusudhan, Hongjie Wang, Sanchita Ghosh, Wei Dong, Varun Kumar, Moh'd Mohanad Al-Dabet, Jayakumar Manoharan, Sumra Nazir, Ahmed Elwakiel, Fabian Bock, Shrey Kohli, Andi Marquardt, Ibrahim Sögüt, Khurrum Shahzad, Andreas J Müller, Charles T Esmon, Peter P Nawroth, Jochen Reiser, Triantafyllos Chavakis, Wolfram Ruf, Berend Isermann
Coagulation proteases have increasingly recognized functions beyond hemostasis and thrombosis. Disruption of activated protein C (aPC) or insulin signaling impair function of podocytes and ultimately cause dysfunction of the glomerular filtration barrier and diabetic kidney disease (DKD). We here show that insulin and aPC converge on a common spliced-X-box binding protein-1 (sXBP1) signaling pathway to maintain endoplasmic reticulum (ER) homeostasis. Analogous to insulin, physiological levels of aPC maintain ER proteostasis in DKD...
September 21, 2017: Blood
C Bañuls, S Rovira-Llopis, S Lopez-Domenech, N Diaz-Morales, A Blas-Garcia, S Veses, C Morillas, V M Victor, M Rocha, A Hernandez-Mijares
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and inflammation are related to obesity, but the influence of metabolic disturbances on these parameters and their relationship with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is unknown. Therefore, this study was performed to evaluate whether metabolic profile influences ER and oxidative stress in an obese population with/without comorbidities. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 113 obese patients were enrolled in the study; 29 were metabolically healthy (MHO), 53 were metabolically abnormal (MAO) and 31 had type 2 diabetes (MADO)...
October 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Juhyun Song, Oh Yoen Kim
Insulin resistance (IR) is an important stress factor in the central nervous system, thereby aggravating neuropathogenesis and triggering cognitive decline. Melatonin, which is an antioxidant phytochemical and synthesized by the pineal gland, has multiple functions in cellular responses such as apoptosis and survival against stress. This study investigated whether melatonin modulates the signaling of neuronal cell death induced by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress under IR condition using SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells...
June 10, 2017: Nutrients
Chengcheng Zhang, Yi Tang, Yanming Li, Liang Xie, Wei Zhuang, Jing Liu, Jianbin Gong
The unfolded protein response (UPR) plays a critical role in cell death mediated by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, little is known about the exact mechanism of UPR signaling pathways after myocardial I/R injury in rats. An attempt was therefore made to assess whether the myocardial I/R induced UPR, and which branch of UPR (ATF6, IRE1 and PERK) signal pathway was activated. Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated with UPR stimulator dithiothreitol (DTT) and UPR inhibitor 4-phenylbutyrate (4PBA) and then subjected to myocardial I/R surgery...
2017: PloS One
Celia Bañuls, Susana Rovira-Llopis, Aranzazu Martinez de Marañon, Silvia Veses, Ana Jover, Marcelino Gomez, Milagros Rocha, Antonio Hernandez-Mijares, Victor M Victor
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with insulin resistance, which can lead to metabolic syndrome (MetS). Oxidative stress and leukocyte-endothelium interactions are related to PCOS. Our aim was to evaluate whether the presence of MetS in PCOS patients can influence endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and oxidative stress and leukocyte-endothelium interactions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective controlled study conducted in an academic medical center...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Marc-André Déry, Andréa C LeBlanc
The cellular prion protein (PrP) is essential for transmissible prion diseases, but its exact physiological function remains unclear. Better understanding the regulation of the human prion protein gene (PRNP) expression can provide insight into this elusive function. Spliced XBP1 (sXBP1) was recently shown to mediate endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced PRNP expression. In this manuscript, we identify Luman, a ubiquitous, non-canonical unfolded protein response (UPR), as a novel regulator of ER stress-induced PRNP expression...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
Mohammad Moshahid Khan, Weng-Lang Yang, Max Brenner, Alexandra Cerutti Bolognese, Ping Wang
Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP), released into the circulation during sepsis, causes lung injury via an as yet unknown mechanism. Since endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is associated with acute lung injury (ALI), we hypothesized that CIRP causes ALI via induction of ER stress. To test this hypothesis, we studied the lungs of wild-type (WT) and CIRP knockout (KO) mice at 20 h after induction of sepsis by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). WT mice had significantly more severe ALI than CIRP KO mice...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
Takuya Akiyama, Kenji Oishi, Andy Wullaert
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is caused by accumulation of unfolded and misfolded proteins in the ER, thereby compromising its vital cellular functions in protein production and secretion. Genome wide association studies in humans as well as experimental animal models linked ER stress in intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) with intestinal disorders including inflammatory bowel diseases. However, the mechanisms linking the outcomes of ER stress in IECs to intestinal disease have not been clarified. In this study, we investigated the impact of ER stress on intestinal epithelial barrier function using human colon carcinoma-derived Caco-2 monolayers...
2016: PloS One
Quentin Tavernier, Iadh Mami, Marion Rabant, Alexandre Karras, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Eric Chevet, Eric Thervet, Dany Anglicheau, Nicolas Pallet
The ribonuclease angiogenin is a component of the mammalian stress response that is secreted by renal epithelial cells on activation of the inositol-requiring enzyme 1α (IRE1α)-active spliced X-box binding protein 1 (sXBP1) axis and instrumental to the adaptation to AKI associated with endoplasmic reticulum stress. To determine whether the amount of angiogenin in urine of individuals with a kidney injury reflects the magnitude of the lesions and provides information on the risk of organ failure, we examined individuals referred for a kidney injury and determined the biochemical characteristics of urinary angiogenin and its diagnostic and prognostic values...
February 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Terry G Coursey, Johanna Tukler Henriksson, Flavia L Barbosa, Cintia S de Paiva, Stephen C Pflugfelder
Goblet cells (GCs) are specialized secretory cells that produce mucins and a variety of other proteins. Significant conjunctival GC loss occurs in both experimental dry eye models and patients with keratoconjunctivitis sicca due to the induction of interferon (IFN)-γ. With the use of a primary murine culture model, we found that GCs are highly sensitive to IFN-γ with significantly reduced proliferation and altered structure with low concentrations. GC cultures treated with IFN-γ have increased gene expression of Muc2 and Muc5AC but do not express these mucin glycoproteins...
June 2016: American Journal of Pathology
Lindsey Phillipson-Weiner, Emily T Mirek, Yongping Wang, W Geoffrey McAuliffe, Ronald C Wek, Tracy G Anthony
Treatment with the antileukemic agent asparaginase can induce acute pancreatitis, but the pathophysiology remains obscure. In the liver of mice, eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (eIF2) kinase general control nonderepressible 2 (GCN2) is essential for mitigating metabolic stress caused by asparaginase. We determined the consequences of asparaginase treatment on the pancreata of wild-type (WT, GCN2-intact) and GCN2-deleted (ΔGcn2) mice. Mean pancreas weights in ΔGcn2 mice treated with asparaginase for 8 days were increased (P < 0...
June 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
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