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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343277/pancreatic-alpha-cell-selective-deletion-of-tcf7l2-impairs-glucagon-secretion-and-counter-regulatory-responses-to-hypoglycaemia-in-mice
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Gabriela da Silva Xavier, Angeles Mondragon, Vishnou Mourougavelou, Céline Cruciani-Guglielmacci, Jessica Denom, Pedro Luis Herrera, Christophe Magnan, Guy A Rutter
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) is a high mobility group (HMG) box-containing transcription factor and downstream effector of the Wnt signalling pathway. SNPs in the TCF7L2 gene have previously been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in genome-wide association studies. In animal studies, loss of Tcf7l2 function is associated with defective islet beta cell function and survival. Here, we explore the role of TCF7L2 in the control of the counter-regulatory response to hypoglycaemia by generating mice with selective deletion of the Tcf7l2 gene in pancreatic alpha cells...
March 25, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343126/pi3k-signaling-in-cancer-beyond-akt
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REVIEW
Evan C Lien, Christian C Dibble, Alex Toker
The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway is one of the most frequently altered pathways in human cancer and has a critical role in driving tumor initiation and progression. Although PI3K and its lipid product phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate (PIP3) have been shown to activate multiple downstream signaling proteins, the vast majority of studies have focused on the protein kinase AKT as the dominant effector of PI3K signaling. However, recent studies have demonstrated many contexts under which other PIP3-dependent signaling proteins critically contribute to cancer progression, illustrating the importance of understanding AKT-independent signaling downstream of PI3K...
March 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342983/lipid-quantification-by-raman-microspectroscopy-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-prostate-cancer
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Jordan O'Malley, Rahul Kumar, Andrey Kuzmin, Artem Pliss, Neelu Yadav, Srimmitha Balachandar, Jianmin Wang, Kristopher Attwood, Paras N Prasad, Dhyan Chandra
Metastatic castration recurrent prostate cancer (mCRPC) remains incurable and is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death among American men. Therefore, detection of prostate cancer (PCa) at early stages may reduce PCa-related mortality in men. We show that lipid quantification by vibrational Raman Microspectroscopy and Biomolecular Component Analysis may serve as a potential biomarker in PCa. Transcript levels of lipogenic genes including sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) and its downstream effector fatty acid synthase (FASN), and rate-limiting enzyme acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACACA) were upregulated corresponding to both Gleason score and pathologic T stage in the PRAD TCGA cohort...
March 23, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342982/mastocarcinoma-therapy-synergistically-promoted-by-lysosome-dependent-apoptosis-specifically-evoked-by-5-fu-nanogel-system-with-passive-targeting-and-ph-activatable-dual-function
#4
Xiandi Zhu, Yn Sun, Di Chen, Jingfeng Li, Xia Dong, Jie Wang, Huaiwen Chen, Ying Wang, Fulei Zhang, Jinaxin Dai, Rogério P Pirraco, Shangjing Guo, Alexandra P Marques, Rui L Reis, Wei Li
This manuscript describes a synergistic therapy for mastocarcinoma by pH and temperature dual-sensitive nanogel, and effects of microstructure, composition and properties of nanogel on the cellular response mechanism. The extracellular internalization of nanogels was obviously enhanced, due to the passive targeting function at T>VPTT. Interestingly, the increased cytotoxicity was further synergistically enhanced by an unexpected apoptosis as evoked by the 5-fluorouracil loaded nanogel (FLNG). The systemically evaluation of the effectors generated from different sub-cellular organelles including endosome, lysosome, autophagosome confirmed that it was a lysomal dependent apoptosis...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342908/intestinal-dendritic-cell-licensing-through-tlr4-is-required-for-oral-tolerance-in-allergic-contact-dermatitis
#5
Feriel Hacini-Rachinel, Mercedes Gomez de Agüero, Reem Kanjarawi, Ludovic Moro-Sibilot, Jean-Benoit Le Luduec, Claire Macari, Gilles Boschetti, Emilie Bardel, Philippe Langella, Bertrand Dubois, Dominique Kaiserlian
BACKGROUND: Induction of oral tolerance to haptens is an efficient way to prevent allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in mice. Toll-like receptor (TLRs)-mediated sensing of the microbiota contributes to gut homeostasis, yet whether it contributes to induction of oral tolerance has not been documented. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether oral tolerance to the contact sensitizer DNFB depends on microbiota/TLRs and evaluated the role of TLR4 on the tolerogenic function of intestinal dendritic cells (DCs)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342823/evidence-that-increased-kcnj6-gene-dose-is-necessary-for-deficits-in-behavior-and-dentate-gyrus-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-ts65dn-mouse-model-of-down-syndrome
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Alexander M Kleschevnikov, Jessica Yu, Jeesun Kim, Larisa V Lysenko, Zheng Zhen, Y Eugene Yu, William C Mobley
Down syndrome (DS), trisomy 21, is caused by increased dose of genes present on human chromosome 21 (HSA21). The gene-dose hypothesis argues that a change in the dose of individual genes or regulatory sequences on HSA21 is necessary for creating DS-related phenotypes, including cognitive impairment. We focused on a possible role for Kcnj6, the gene encoding Kir3.2 (Girk2) subunits of a G-protein-coupled inwardly-rectifying potassium channel. This gene resides on a segment of mouse Chromosome 16 that is present in one extra copy in the genome of the Ts65Dn mouse, a well-studied genetic model of DS...
March 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342735/inhibition-of-effector-antigen-specific-t-cells-by-intradermal-administration-of-heme-oxygenase-1-inducers
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Thomas Simon, Julien Pogu, Séverine Rémy, Frédéric Brau, Sylvie Pogu, Maud Maquigneau, Jean-François Fonteneau, Nicolas Poirier, Bernard Vanhove, Gilles Blancho, Eliane Piaggio, Ignacio Anegon, Philippe Blancou
Developing protocols aimed at inhibiting effector T cells would be key for the treatment of T cell-dependent autoimmune diseases including type 1 autoimmune diabetes (T1D) and multiple sclerosis (MS). While heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) inducers are clinically approved drugs for non-immune-related diseases, they do have immunosuppressive properties when administered systemically in rodents. Here we show that HO-1 inducers inhibit antigen-specific effector T cells when injected intradermally together with the T cell cognate antigens in mice...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340496/recent-developments-in-nanomedicine-for-melanoma-treatment
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REVIEW
Jian-Qin Tang, Xiao-Yang Hou, Chun-Sheng Yang, Ya-Xi Li, Yong Xin, Wen-Wen Guo, Zhi-Ping Wei, Yan-Qun Liu, Guan Jiang
Melanoma is a most aggressive skin cancer with limited therapeutic options and its incidence is increasing rapidly in recent years. The discovery and application of new targeted therapy agents have shown significant benefits. However, adverse side-effects and resistance to chemotherapy remain formidable challenges in the clinical treatment of malignant melanoma. Nanotherapeutics offers an important prospect of overcoming these drawbacks. The anti-tumoral applications of nanomedicine are varied, including those in chemotherapy, RNA interference, photothermal therapy, and photodynamic therapy...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340350/a-viral-immunoevasin-controls-innate-immunity-by-targeting-the-prototypical-natural-killer-cell-receptor-family
#9
Oscar A Aguilar, Richard Berry, Mir Munir A Rahim, Johanna J Reichel, Branka Popović, Miho Tanaka, Zhihui Fu, Gautham R Balaji, Timothy N H Lau, Megan M Tu, Christina L Kirkham, Ahmad Bakur Mahmoud, Aruz Mesci, Astrid Krmpotić, David S J Allan, Andrew P Makrigiannis, Stipan Jonjić, Jamie Rossjohn, James R Carlyle
Natural killer (NK) cells play a key role in innate immunity by detecting alterations in self and non-self ligands via paired NK cell receptors (NKRs). Despite identification of numerous NKR-ligand interactions, physiological ligands for the prototypical NK1.1 orphan receptor remain elusive. Here, we identify a viral ligand for the inhibitory and activating NKR-P1 (NK1.1) receptors. This murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV)-encoded protein, m12, restrains NK cell effector function by directly engaging the inhibitory NKR-P1B receptor...
March 23, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340271/snp-detection-using-rna-sequences-of-candidate-genes-associated-with-puberty-in-cattle
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M M Dias, A Cánovas, C Mantilla-Rojas, D G Riley, P Luna-Nevarez, S J Coleman, S E Speidel, R M Enns, A Islas-Trejo, J F Medrano, S S Moore, M R S Fortes, L T Nguyen, B Venus, I S D P Diaz, F R P Souza, L F S Fonseca, F Baldi, L G Albuquerque, M G Thomas, H N Oliveira
Fertility traits, such as heifer pregnancy, are economically important in cattle production systems, and are therefore, used in genetic selection programs. The aim of this study was to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using RNA-sequencing (RNA-Seq) data from ovary, uterus, endometrium, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, liver, longissimus dorsi muscle, and adipose tissue in 62 candidate genes associated with heifer puberty in cattle. RNA-Seq reads were assembled to the bovine reference genome (UMD 3...
March 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340252/urinary-tract-infection-recent-insight-into-the-evolutionary-arms-race-between-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-our-immune-system
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Sebastian Schwab, Katarzyna Jobin, Christian Kurts
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Humans evolved various immune-dependent and independent defense mechanisms, while pathogens evolved multiple virulence factors to fight back. This article summarizes recent findings regarding the arms race between hosts and pathogens in UTIs. It was recently reported that macrophage subsets regulate neutrophil-mediated defense in primary UTIs but seem to subvert adaptive immunity upon re-infection. Moreover, some bacterial strains can survive inside macrophages, leading to recurrent infections...
March 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340249/orthodontic-strain-affects-the-hippo-pathway-effector-yap-concomitant-with-proliferation-in-human-periodontal-ligament-fibroblasts
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Diana Huelter-Hassler, Pascal Tomakidi, Thorsten Steinberg, Britta A Jung
Objectives: During orthodontic tooth movement (OTM), human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (hPDLFs) sense, and respond to mechanical forces. Since the molecular constituents involved in these processes are not fully elucidated, the objective of the present study was to identify further key molecules of the cellular strain response. Materials and Methods: Primary hPDLFs were strained with a static equiaxial strain of 2.5 per cent for 15 minutes, 1 hour, 6 hours, and 24 hours...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338931/evolutionary-dynamics-of-pathoadaptation-revealed-by-three-independent-acquisitions-of-the-virb-d4-type-iv-secretion-system-in-bartonella
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Alexander Harms, Francisca H I D Segers, Maxime Quebatte, Claudia Mistl, Pablo Manfredi, Jonas Körner, Bruno B Chomel, Michael Kosoy, Soichi Maruyama, Philipp Engel, Christoph Dehio
The α-proteobacterial genus Bartonella comprises a group of ubiquitous mammalian pathogens that are studied as a model for the evolution of bacterial pathogenesis. Vast abundance of two particular phylogenetic lineages of Bartonella had been linked to enhanced host adaptability enabled by lineage-specific acquisition of a VirB/D4 type IV secretion system (T4SS) and parallel evolution of complex effector repertoires. However, the limited availability of genome sequences from one of those lineages as well as other, remote branches of Bartonella has so far hampered comprehensive understanding of how the VirB/D4 T4SS and its effectors called Beps have shaped Bartonella evolution...
March 7, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338727/rin4-recruits-the-exocyst-subunit-exo70b1-to-the-plasma-membrane
#14
Peter Sabol, Ivan Kulich, Viktor Žárský
The exocyst is a conserved vesicle-tethering complex with principal roles in cell polarity and morphogenesis. Several studies point to its involvement in polarized secretion during microbial pathogen defense. In this context, we have found an interaction between the Arabidopsis EXO70B1 exocyst subunit, a protein which was previously associated with both the defense response and autophagy, and RPM1 INTERACTING PROTEIN 4 (RIN4), the best studied member of the NOI protein family and a known regulator of plant defense pathways...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338646/type-iv-secretion-and-signal-transduction-of-helicobacter-pylori-caga-through-interactions-with-host-cell-receptors
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REVIEW
Steffen Backert, Nicole Tegtmeyer
Helicobacter pylori is a highly successful human bacterium, which is exceptionally equipped to persistently inhabit the human stomach. Colonization by this pathogen is associated with gastric disorders ranging from chronic gastritis and peptic ulcers to cancer. Highly virulent H. pylori strains express the well-established adhesins BabA/B, SabA, AlpA/B, OipA, and HopQ, and a type IV secretion system (T4SS) encoded by the cag pathogenicity island (PAI). The adhesins ascertain intimate bacterial contact to gastric epithelial cells, while the T4SS represents an extracellular pilus-like structure for the translocation of the effector protein CagA...
March 24, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338624/nerve-growth-factor-signaling-from-membrane-microdomains-to-the-nucleus-differential-regulation-by-caveolins
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Ambre Spencer, Lingli Yu, Vincent Guili, Florie Reynaud, Yindi Ding, Ji Ma, Jérôme Jullien, David Koubi, Emmanuel Gauthier, David Cluet, Julien Falk, Valérie Castellani, Chonggang Yuan, Brian B Rudkin
Membrane microdomains or "lipid rafts" have emerged as essential functional modules of the cell, critical for the regulation of growth factor receptor-mediated responses. Herein we describe the dichotomy between caveolin-1 and caveolin-2, structural and regulatory components of microdomains, in modulating proliferation and differentiation. Caveolin-2 potentiates while caveolin-1 inhibits nerve growth factor (NGF) signaling and subsequent cell differentiation. Caveolin-2 does not appear to impair NGF receptor trafficking but elicits prolonged and stronger activation of MAPK (mitogen-activated protein kinase), Rsk2 (ribosomal protein S6 kinase 2), and CREB (cAMP response element binding protein)...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337749/branched-i%C3%A2-antigens-on-leukemia-cells-enhanced-sensitivity-against-natural-killer-cell-cytotoxicity-through-affecting-the-target-effector-interaction
#17
Yen-Hua Lee, Yi-Jen Liao, Chin-Han Huang, Fu-Ling Chang, Ting-Hsi Fan, Yuh-Ching Twu
BACKGROUND: The aberrant glycosylation on proteins and lipids has been implicated in malignant transformations for promoting the tumorigenesis, metastasis, and evasion from the host immunity. The I-branching β-1,6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase, converting the straight i to branched I histo-blood group antigens, reportedly could influence the migration, invasion, and metastasis of solid tumors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We first chose the highly cytotoxic natural killer (NK)-92MI cells as effector against leukemia for this cell line has been used in several clinical trials...
March 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337324/discovery-of-gbt440-an-orally-bioavailable-r-state-stabilizer-of-sickle-cell-hemoglobin
#18
Brian Metcalf, Chihyuan Chuang, Kobina Dufu, Mira P Patel, Abel Silva-Garcia, Carl Johnson, Qing Lu, James R Partridge, Larysa Patskovska, Yury Patskovsky, Steven C Almo, Matthew P Jacobson, Lan Hua, Qing Xu, Stephen L Gwaltney, Calvin Yee, Jason Harris, Bradley P Morgan, Joyce James, Donghong Xu, Athiwat Hutchaleelaha, Kumar Paulvannan, Donna Oksenberg, Zhe Li
We report the discovery of a new potent allosteric effector of sickle cell hemoglobin, GBT440 (36), that increases the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen and consequently inhibits its polymerization when subjected to hypoxic conditions. Unlike earlier allosteric activators that bind covalently to hemoglobin in a 2:1 stoichiometry, 36 binds with a 1:1 stoichiometry. Compound 36 is orally bioavailable and partitions highly and favorably into the red blood cell with a RBC/plasma ratio of ∼150. This partitioning onto the target protein is anticipated to allow therapeutic concentrations to be achieved in the red blood cell at low plasma concentrations...
March 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337298/xbp1-lox-axis-is-critical-in-er-stress-induced-growth-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-in-3d-culture
#19
Yi Yang, Bai-Jun Cheng, Hong Jian, Zhi-Wei Chen, Yi Zhao, Yong-Feng Yu, Zi-Ming Li, Mei-Lin Liao, Shun Lu
Rapid growth of tumor cells needs to consume large amounts of oxygen and glucose, due to lack of blood supply within the tumor, cells live in an environment that lack of oxygen and nutrients. This environment results in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and activates the UPR (unfolded protein response). More and more evidence suggests UPR provides a growth signal pathway required for tumor growth. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between XBP1, one transcription factor in UPR, and the expression of LOX...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337207/gastrointestinal-microbiome-dysbiosis-in-infant-mice-alters-peripheral-cd8-t-cell-receptor-signaling
#20
Gabriela Gonzalez-Perez, Esi S N Lamousé-Smith
We recently reported that maternal antibiotic treatment (MAT) of mice in the last days of pregnancy and during lactation dramatically alters the density and composition of the gastrointestinal microbiota of their infants. MAT infants also exhibited enhanced susceptibility to a systemic viral infection and altered adaptive immune cell activation phenotype and function. CD8(+) effector T cells from MAT infants consistently demonstrate an inability to sustain interferon gamma (IFN-γ) production in vivo following vaccinia virus infection and in vitro upon T cell receptor (TCR) stimulation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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