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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822034/microrna-expression-target-genes-and-signaling-pathways-in-infants-with-a-ventricular-septal-defect
#1
Hui Chai, Zhaoyuan Yan, Ke Huang, Yuanqing Jiang, Lin Zhang
This study aimed to systematically investigate the relationship between miRNA expression and the occurrence of ventricular septal defect (VSD), and characterize the miRNA target genes and pathways that can lead to VSD. The miRNAs that were differentially expressed in blood samples from VSD and normal infants were screened and validated by implementing miRNA microarrays and qRT-PCR. The target genes regulated by differentially expressed miRNAs were predicted using three target gene databases. The functions and signaling pathways of the target genes were enriched using the GO database and KEGG database, respectively...
August 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821676/brief-novel-visual-experience-fundamentally-changes-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-mouse-visual-cortex
#2
Shuo Li, Laijian Wang, Xiaoxiu Tie, Kazuhiro Sohya, Xian Lin, Alfredo Kirkwood, Bin Jiang
Long-term potentiation (LTP) has been known to be a mechanism by which experience modifies synaptic responses in the neocortex. Visual deprivation in the form of dark exposure or dark rearing from birth enhances NMDAR-dependent LTP in layer 2/3 of visual cortex, a process often termed metaplasticity, which may involve changes in NMDAR subunit composition and function. However, the effects of re-exposure to light after dark rearing from birth on LTP induction have not been explored. Here, we showed that the light exposure after dark rearing revealed a novel NMDAR independent form of LTP in the layer 2/3 pyramidal cells in visual cortex of mice of both sexes which is dependent on mGluR5 activation and is associated with intracellular Ca2+ rise, CaMKII activity, PKC activity and intact protein synthesis...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821612/syndecan-2-cytoplasmic-domain-upregulates-matrix-metalloproteinase-7-expression-via-protein-kinasec%C3%AE-mediated-fak-erk-signaling-pathway-in-colon-cancer
#3
Bohee Jang, Hyejung Jung, Sojoong Choi, Young Hun Lee, Seung-Taek Lee, Eok-Soo Oh
The syndecan family of heparan sulfate proteoglycans contribute to cell adhesion and communication by serving as co-receptors for cell signaling and extracellular matrix molecules. Syndecan-2 is located at the cell surface, and we previously reported that it induces matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) expression in colon cancer cells. However, the underlying regulatory mechanisms are unknown. Here, we report that over-expression of syndecan-2 in HT-29 colon cancer cells increases the phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in parallel with upregulated MMP-7 expression, but a syndecan-2 mutant lacking the cytoplasmic domain showed significant reductions in these effects...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821490/serca-directs-cell-migration-and-branching-across-species-and-germ-layers
#4
Danielle V Bower, Nick Lansdale, Sonia Navarro, Thai V Truong, Dan J Bower, Neil C Featherstone, Marilyn G Connell, Denise Al-Alam, Mark R Frey, Le A Trinh, G Esteban Fernandez, David Warburton, Scott E Fraser, Daimark Bennett, Edwin C Jesudason
Branching morphogenesis underlies organogenesis in vertebrates and invertebrates, yet is incompletely understood. Here, we show that the sarco-endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) reuptake pump (SERCA) directs budding across germ layers and species. Clonal knockdown demonstrated a cell-autonomous role for SERCA in Drosophila air sac budding. Live imaging of Drosophila tracheogenesis revealed elevated Ca(2+) levels in migratory tip cells as they form branches. SERCA blockade abolished this Ca(2+) differential, aborting both cell migration and new branching...
August 17, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821104/modulation-of-binding-to-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-receptor-by-heparin-derived-oligosaccharide
#5
Jie-Ru Liu, Hui-Fang Wang, Dan-Feng Yu, Xiao-Yu Chen, Shu-Ying He
We investigated the mechanism of heparin-derived oligosaccharide on the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) induced by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Expression levels of VEGFR 1 and VEGFR 2 were examined by RT-PCR, and the corresponding protein expression levels were detected by Western blotting and immunocytochemistry. Western blotting was taken to identify the expression levels of mechanism proteins. The binding of VEGF and VEGFR 2 was measured by co-IP. Besides, HS competition assay was to detect the ability of HDO to compete with Heparin for VEGF165...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819452/co-activation-of-pkc-%C3%AE-by-crif1-modulates-oxidative-stress-in-bone-marrow-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-after-irradiation-by-phosphorylating-nrf2-ser40
#6
Lili Chen, Qian Ran, Yang Xiang, Lixin Xiang, Li Chen, Fengjie Li, Jiang Wu, Chun Wu, Zhongjun Li
The high mortality associated with pancytopenia and multi-organ failure resulting from hematopoietic disorders of acute radiation syndrome (h-ARS) creates an urgent need for developing more effective treatment strategies. Here, we showed that bone marrow multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (BMMSCs) effectively regulate oxidative stress following radiative injury, which might be on account of irradiation-induced elevation of protein levels of CR6-interacting factor 1(CRIF1) and nuclear factor E2-related factor 2(NRF2)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819302/generation-and-intracellular-trafficking-of-a-polysialic-acid-carrying-fragment-of-the-neural-cell-adhesion-molecule-ncam-to-the-cell-nucleus
#7
Nina Westphal, Gabriele Loers, David Lutz, Thomas Theis, Ralf Kleene, Melitta Schachner
Polysialic acid (PSA) and its major protein carrier, the neural cell adhesion molecule NCAM, play important roles in many nervous system functions during development and in adulthood. Here, we show that a PSA-carrying NCAM fragment is generated at the plasma membrane by matrix metalloproteases and transferred to the cell nucleus via endosomes and the cytoplasm. Generation and nuclear import of this fragment in cultured cerebellar neurons is induced by a function-triggering NCAM antibody and a peptide comprising the effector domain (ED) of myristoylated alanine-rich C kinase substrate (MARCKS) which interacts with PSA within the plane of the plasma membrane...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818614/the-transcription-of-atypical-protein-kinase-c-in-hemocytes-of-the-giant-freshwater-prawn-macrobrachium-rosenbergii-during-the-molt-stage-and-injection-of-pathogen-associated-compounds
#8
Yi-Chun Yeh, Chin-Chyuan Chang, Pai-Po Lee, Winton Cheng
Protein kinase C (PKC), which is involved in cell signaling pathways, comprises a family of serine/threonine kinases ubiquitously present in animals and its members are grouped on the basis of structural and activation characteristics into novel, classical, and atypical PKC forms. In this study, an atypical PKC of Macrobrachium rosenbergii, designated MraPKC, was successfully cloned, and its protein comprised structural domains similar to those of atypical PKC homologues, including the Phox and Bem1 (PB1) domain, a zinc finger phorbol-ester/DAG-type signature, protein kinase signatures, and a cAMP-dependent, cGMP-dependent, and PKC (AGC) kinase C-terminal domain...
August 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816239/hippocampal-protein-kinase-c-signaling-mediates-the-short-term-memory-impairment-induced-by-delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol
#9
Arnau Busquets-Garcia, Maria Gomis-González, Victòria Salgado-Mendialdúa, Lorena Galera-López, Emma Puighermanal, Elena Martín-García, Rafael Maldonado, Andrés Ozaita
Cannabis affects cognitive performance through the activation of the endocannabinoid system, and the molecular mechanisms involved in this process are poorly understood. Using the novel object-recognition memory test in mice, we found that the main psychoactive component of cannabis, delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), alters short-term object-recognition memory specifically involving protein kinase C (PKC)-dependent signaling. Indeed, the systemic or intra-hippocampal pre-treatment with the PKC inhibitors, prevented the short-term, but not the long-term, memory impairment induced by THC...
August 17, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815246/-effect-of-pkc-inhibition-on-cell-migration-and-invasion-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#10
Zhong Chen, Yong Xu, Qing Ji
PURPOSE: By using HN4 cells, the correlation among protein kinase C(PKC), P120-catenin(P120ctn) and E-cadherin (E-cad) was investigated, and the role of them in migration and invasion of oral squamous-cell cancer(OSCC) was evaluated. METHODS: Plasmid pGFP-V-RS-P120ctn shRNA was used to transfect HN4 cells to significantly reduce the expression of P120ctn and PKC inhibitor staurosporine (STS) was added. mRNA and protein expression of PKC, P120ctn and E-cad were tested and Transwell cell invasion and cell migration assay was used to test the invasion and migration capacity before and after PKC inhibition...
April 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814632/intermittent-apnea-elicits-inactivity-induced-phrenic-motor-facilitation-via-a-retinoic-acid-and-protein-synthesis-dependent-pathway
#11
Nathan A Baertsch, Tracy L Baker
Respiratory motoneuron pools must provide rhythmic inspiratory drive that is robust and reliable, yet dynamic enough to respond to respiratory challenges. One form of plasticity that is hypothesized to contribute to motor output stability by sensing and responding to inadequate respiratory neural activity is inactivity-induced phrenic motor facilitation (iPMF), an increase in inspiratory output triggered by a reduction in phrenic synaptic inputs. Evidence suggests that mechanisms giving rise to iPMF differ depending on the pattern of reduced respiratory neural activity (i...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814502/selective-regulation-of-clathrin-mediated-egfr-signaling-and-endocytosis-by-phospholipase-c-and-calcium
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Ralph Christian Delos Santos, Stephen Bautista, Stefanie Lucarelli, Leslie N Bone, Roya M Dayam, John Abousawan, Roberto J Botelho, Costin N Antonescu
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis is a major regulator of cell surface protein internalization. Clathrin and other proteins assemble into small invaginating structures at the plasma membrane termed clathrin-coated pits (CCPs) that mediate vesicle formation. In addition, epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor (EGFR) signaling is regulated by its accumulation within CCPs. Given the diversity of proteins regulated by clathrin-mediated endocytosis, how this process may distinctly regulate specific receptors is a key question...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813715/induction-of-cyclooxygenase-2-by-streptococcus-pyogenes-is-mediated-by-cytolysins
#13
Ulrike Blaschke, Andreas Beineke, Johanna Klemens, Eva Medina, Oliver Goldmann
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), an arachidonic acid metabolite regulating a broad range of physiological activities, is an important modulator of the severity of infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Here, we investigated the role of streptococcal cytolysin S (SLS) and streptococcal cytolysin O (SLO) in the induction of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), the rate-limiting enzyme in the synthesis of prostaglandins, in in vitro cultured macrophages and during in vivo infection. Macrophages were infected with S. pyogenes wild type or with the isogenic mutant strains deficient in SLS (ΔSLS), SLO (ΔSLO), or both (ΔSLS/ΔSLO), and the expression of COX-2 was determined at the transcriptional and the protein level...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813008/dietary-fructose-enhances-the-ability-of-low-concentrations-of-angiotensin-ii-to-stimulate-proximal-tubule-na%C3%A2-%C2%BA-reabsorption
#14
Agustin Gonzalez-Vicente, Pablo D Cabral, Nancy J Hong, Jessica Asirwatham, Nianxin Yang, Jessica M Berthiaume, Fernando P Dominici, Jeffrey L Garvin
Fructose-enriched diets cause salt-sensitive hypertension. Proximal tubules (PTs) reabsorb 70% of the water and salt filtered through the glomerulus. Angiotensin II (Ang II) regulates this process. Normally, dietary salt reduces Ang II allowing the kidney to excrete more salt, thereby preventing hypertension. We hypothesized that fructose-enriched diets enhance the ability of low concentrations of Ang II to stimulate PT transport. We measured the effects of a low concentration of Ang II (10(-12) mol/L) on transport-related oxygen consumption (QO₂), and Na/K-ATPase and Na/H-exchange (NHE) activities and expression in PTs from rats consuming tap water (Control) or 20% fructose (FRUC)...
August 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811196/inhibitions-of-pkc-and-camk-ii-synergistically-rescue-ischemia-induced-astrocytic-dysfunction
#15
Zhan Liu, Ying Huang, Lina Liu, Li Zhang
Ischemic neuronal death is presumably caused by glutamate-induced excitotoxicity, in which the increased glutamate release and impaired glutamate reuptake lead to glutamate accumulation. Mechanisms underlying the ischemic deficiency of astrocytic glutamate reuptake remain unclear, which we have studied by analyzing the effect of calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMK-II) and protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitions on astrocytic glutamate transporter during ischemia. Glutamate transporter current was recorded on the astrocytes in cortical slices...
August 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811127/attenuation-of-sunitinib-induced-cardiotoxicity-through-the-a3-adenosine-receptor-activation
#16
Hardip Sandhu, Samantha Cooper, Afthab Hussain, Christopher Mee, Helen Maddock
Sunitinib is an anti-cancer tyrosine kinase inhibitor associated with severe cardiotoxic adverse effects. Using rat Langendorff heart model and human acute myeloid leukemia 60 (HL60) cell line we detected the involvement of protein kinase C (PKC) α during Sunitinib-induced cardiotoxicity and the effect of Sunitinib on cancer progression. The cardioprotective and anti-cancer properties of the A3 adenosine receptor agonist 2-chloro-N6-(3-iodobenzyl)-adenosine-5'-N-methyluronamide (IB-MECA) were investigated...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811090/guanosine-exerts-antiplatelet-and-antithrombotic-properties-through-an-adenosine-related-camp-pka-signaling
#17
Francisco Fuentes, Marcelo Alarcón, Lina Badimon, Manuel Fuentes, Karl-Norbert Klotz, Gemma Vilahur, Sonja Kachler, Teresa Padró, Iván Palomo, Eduardo Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Guanosine is a natural product and an endogenous nucleoside that has shown to increase during myocardial ischemia. Platelets are critically involved in ischemic coronary events. It remains unknown, however, whether guanosine may affect platelet activation and function. We sought to investigate the potential antiplatelet and antithrombotic properties of guanosine and decipher the mechanisms behind. METHODS: We firstly assessed the effects of guanosine on platelet activation/aggregation upon stimulation with several platelet agonists including adenosine diphosphate (ADP), collagen, arachidonic acid (AA), and TRAP-6...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805023/onion-allium-cepa-l-peel-extract-ope-regulates-human-sperm-motility-via-protein-kinase-c-mediated-activation-of-the-human-voltage-gated-proton-channel
#18
M R Chae, S J Kang, K P Lee, B R Choi, H K Kim, J K Park, C Y Kim, S W Lee
Onion (Allium cepa L.) and quercetin protect against oxidative damage and have positive effects on multiple functional parameters of spermatozoa, including viability and motility. However, the associated underlying mechanisms of action have not yet been identified. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of onion peel extract (OPE) on voltage-gated proton (Hv1) channels, which play a critical role in rapid proton extrusion. This process underlies a wide range of physiological processes, particularly male fertility...
August 13, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801645/chronic-intermittent-hypobaric-hypoxia-improves-cardiac-function-through-inhibition-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#19
Fang Yuan, Li Zhang, Yan-Qing Li, Xu Teng, Si-Yu Tian, Xiao-Ran Wang, Yi Zhang
We investigated the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) in chronic intermittent hypobaric hypoxia (CIHH)-induced cardiac protection. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to CIHH treatment simulating 5000 m altitude for 28 days, 6 hours per day. The heart was isolated and perfused with Langendorff apparatus and subjected to 30-min ischemia followed by 60-min reperfusion. Cardiac function, infarct size, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity were assessed. Expression of ERS molecular chaperones (GRP78, CHOP and caspase-12) was assayed by western blot analysis...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801590/snap-25-phosphorylation-at-ser187-regulates-synaptic-facilitation-and-short-term-plasticity-in-an-age-dependent-manner
#20
Norikazu Katayama, Saori Yamamori, Masahiro Fukaya, Shizuka Kobayashi, Masahiko Watanabe, Masami Takahashi, Toshiya Manabe
Neurotransmitter release is mediated by the SNARE complex, but the role of its phosphorylation has scarcely been elucidated. Although PKC activators are known to facilitate synaptic transmission, there has been a heated debate on whether PKC mediates facilitation of neurotransmitter release through phosphorylation. One of the SNARE proteins, SNAP-25, is phosphorylated at the residue serine-187 by PKC, but its physiological significance has been unclear. To examine these issues, we analyzed mutant mice lacking the phosphorylation of SNAP-25 serine-187 and found that they exhibited reduced release probability and enhanced presynaptic short-term plasticity, suggesting that not only the release process, but also the dynamics of synaptic vesicles was regulated by the phosphorylation...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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