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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243796/can-high-levels-of-d-chiro-inositol-in-follicular-fluid-exert-detrimental-effects-on-blastocyst-quality
#1
K Ravanos, G Monastra, T Pavlidou, M Goudakou, N Prapas
OBJECTIVE: It was previously shown that higher concentrations of myo-inositol in human follicular fluid improve oocyte and embryo quality, whereas D-chiro-inositol seems to worsen oocyte quality and ovarian response in polycystic ovary syndrome patients. Our study was the first one aiming to test whether different myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol concentration in follicular fluids correlate with blastocyst quality in healthy young women. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight egg donors and eleven couples undergoing in vitro fertilization, were involved in a prospective observational study...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243174/prion-propagation-and-inositol-polyphosphates
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REVIEW
Reed B Wickner, Herman K Edskes, Evgeny E Bezsonov, Moonil Son, Mathieu Ducatez
The [PSI+] prion is a folded in-register parallel β-sheet amyloid (filamentous polymer) of Sup35p, a subunit of the translation termination factor. Our searches for anti-prion systems led to our finding that certain soluble inositol polyphosphates (IPs) are important for the propagation of the [PSI+] prion. The IPs affect a wide range of processes, including mRNA export, telomere length, phosphate and polyphosphate metabolism, energy regulation, transcription and translation. We found that 5-diphosphoinositol tetra(or penta)kisphosphate or inositol hexakisphosphate could support [PSI+] prion propagation, and 1-diphosphoinositol pentakisphosphate appears to inhibit the process...
December 14, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242514/dna-damage-causes-rapid-accumulation-of-phosphoinositides-for-atr%C3%A2-signaling
#3
Yu-Hsiu Wang, Anushya Hariharan, Giulia Bastianello, Yusuke Toyama, G V Shivashankar, Marco Foiani, Michael P Sheetz
Phosphoinositide lipids (PPIs) are enriched in the nucleus and are accumulated at DNA damage sites. Here, we investigate roles of nuclear PPIs in DNA damage response by sequestering specific PPIs with the expression of nuclear-targeted PH domains, which inhibits recruitment of Ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related protein (ATR) and reduces activation of Chk1. PPI-binding domains rapidly (< 1 s) accumulate at damage sites with local enrichment of PPIs. Accumulation of PIP3 in complex with the nuclear receptor protein, SF1, at damage sites requires phosphorylation by inositol polyphosphate multikinase (IPMK) and promotes nuclear actin assembly that is required for ATR recruitment...
December 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241575/dietary-supplementation-with-myo-inositol-reduces-hepatic-triglyceride-accumulation-and-expression-of-both-fructolytic-and-lipogenic-genes-in-rats-fed-a-high-fructose-diet
#4
Masaya Shimada, Masato Hibino, Anna Takeshita
Excessive fructose ingestion drastically enhances hepatic lipid accumulation. The most prominent form of inositol-myo-inositol (MI)-remarkably reduces high sucrose-induced hepatic triglyceride (TG) accumulation. Because MI is a major and strong lipotrope, we hypothesized in this study that MI improves fatty liver more induced by excessive ingestion of fructose than sucrose. Rats were fed a high-glucose diet (HGD), a high-fructose diet (HFD), or an HFD supplemented with 0.2% MI for 12 days. Hepatic levels of TG and mRNAs for fructolysis (ketohexokinase and aldolase B), lipogenesis (pyruvate kinase, liver, and RBC; glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase; acetyl-CoA carboxylase alpha; fatty acid synthase; and stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1), and a key transcription factor for lipogenesis-carbohydrate-responsive element-binding protein-were significantly increased in the HFD group compared with the HGD group, and the increase was markedly decreased by MI supplementation...
November 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241542/micu2-restricts-spatial-crosstalk-between-insp3r-and-mcu-channels-by-regulating-threshold-and-gain-of-micu1-mediated-inhibition-and-activation-of-mcu
#5
Riley Payne, Henry Hoff, Anne Roskowski, J Kevin Foskett
Ca2+ entry into mitochondria is mediated by the Ca2+ uniporter-channel complex containing MCU, the Ca2+-selective pore, and associated regulatory proteins. The roles of MICU proteins are controversial. MICU1 was proposed to be necessary for MCU activity, whereas subsequent studies suggested it inhibits the channel in the low-cytoplasmic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]c) regime, a mechanism referred to as "gatekeeping," that imposes a [Ca2+]c threshold for channel activation at ∼1-3 μM. Here, we measured MCU activity over a wide range of quantitatively controlled and recorded [Ca2+]c...
December 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241198/fam3a-protects-against-glutamate-induced-toxicity-by-preserving-calcium-homeostasis-in-differentiated-pc12-cells
#6
Qing Song, Wen-Li Gou, Yu-Liang Zou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, and glutamate-induced dysregulation of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis is a key mechanism. FAM3A is the first member of the family with sequence similarity 3 (FAM3) gene family, and its biological function remains largely unknown. We have recently reported that FAM3A exerts protective effects against oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in HT22 cells. METHODS: Here, we investigated the protective effects of FAM3A using a glutamate-induced neuronal injury model in nerve growth factor (NGF)-differentiated PC12 cells...
December 12, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241131/subcellular-distribution-and-chemical-form-of-phosphorus-involved-in-alleviating-phosphorus-toxicity-of-the-phosphorus-accumulator-polygonum-hydropiper
#7
Daihua Ye, Tingxuan Li, Xizhou Zhang, Zicheng Zheng
Polygonum hydropiper is a dominant plant species in Shifang phosphorus (P) mine area and is a promising P-accumulator used for P-phytoextraction. To date, little information is available on the physiological response involved in alleviating P toxicity of P. hydropiper under high P. A pot experiment was carried out to investigate growth, P subcellular distribution, chemical forms in two ecotypes of P. hydropiper under high levels (1, 4, and 8 mmol P L-1) of inorganic P (Pi) and organic P (Po), supplied as KH2PO4 and myo-inositol hexaphosphoric acid dodecasodium salt, respectively...
December 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239106/er-stress-in-skeletal-muscle-remodeling-and-myopathies
#8
REVIEW
Dil Afroze, Ashok Kumar
Skeletal muscle is a highly plastic tissue in the human body that undergoes extensive adaptation in response to environmental cues, such as physical activity, metabolic perturbation, and disease conditions. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) plays a pivotal role in protein folding and calcium homeostasis in many mammalian cell types including skeletal muscle. However, overload of misfolded or unfolded proteins in the ER lumen cause stress, which results in the activation of a signaling network called the unfolded protein response (UPR)...
December 14, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237063/spectrum-of-pig-a-mutations-in-t-lymphocytes-of-rats-treated-with-procarbazine
#9
Javier Revollo, Javed A Bhalli, Cameron Tebbe, Jessica Noteboom, Demetria Thomas, Page McKinzie, Nicholas Felton, Mason G Pearce, Vasily N Dobrovolsky
Procarbazine is a primary component of antineoplastic combination chemotherapy often used for the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is believed that cytostatic and cytotoxic properties of procarbazine are mediated via its interaction with genomic DNA. Procarbazine is a carcinogen in animal models; it is classified as Group 2A compound by IARC. Also it is known as an in vitro and in vivo mutagen and genotoxicant. However, the molecular mechanism by which procarbazine induces mutations is not thoroughly understood and the spectrum of procarbazine-induced in vivo mutations is described insufficiently...
December 8, 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236991/neurochemical-changes-in-the-medial-wall-of-the-brain-in-chronic-migraine
#10
David M Niddam, Kuan-Lin Lai, Shang-Yueh Tsai, Yi-Ru Lin, Wei-Ta Chen, Jong-Ling Fuh, Shuu-Jiun Wang
Migraine chronification is associated with a dysfunctional thalamocortical pathway. The present study addressed whether abnormal concentrations of neurochemicals exist in key brain regions of this pathway in chronic migraine. Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging of the bilateral medial walls of the brain was used to measure choline, creatine, glutamate and glutamine, myo-inositol, and N-acetyl-aspartate in chronic migraine patients and in matched groups of episodic migraine patients and healthy controls...
December 11, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236388/inhibition-of-ire1-modifies-hypoxic-regulation-of-g6pd-gpi-tkt-taldo1-pgls-and-rpia-genes-expression-in-u87-glioma-cells
#11
O H Minchenko, I A Garmash, D O Minchenko, A Y Kuznetsova, O O Ratushna
We have studied the effect of hypoxia on the expression level of mRNA of the basic enzymes of pentose-phosphate cycle (G6PD, TKT, TALDO1, PGLS and RPIA) and glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (GPI) in U87 glioma cells in relation to inhibition of IRE1 (inositol requiring enzyme 1). It was shown that hypoxia leads to up-regulation of the expression of GPI and PGLS genes and to down-regulation of TALDO1 and RPIA genes in control glioma cells. Changes for GPI gene were more significant than for other genes. At the same time, inhibition of IRE1 modified the effect of hypoxia on the expression of all studied genes...
January 2017: Ukrainian Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233707/phylogenetic-characterization-of-transporter-proteins-in-the-cnidarian-dinoflagellate-symbiosis
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Ashley E Sproles, Nathan L Kirk, Sheila A Kitchen, Clinton A Oakley, Arthur R Grossman, Virginia M Weis, Simon K Davy
Metabolic exchange between cnidarians and their symbiotic dinoflagellates is central to maintaining their mutualistic relationship. Sugars are translocated to the host, while ammonium and nitrate are utilized by the dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium spp.). We investigated membrane protein sequences of each partner to identify potential transporter proteins that move sugars into cnidarian cells and nitrogen products into Symbiodinium cells. We examined the facilitated glucose transporters (GLUT), sodium/glucose cotransporters (SGLT), and aquaporin (AQP) channels in the cnidarian host as mechanisms for sugar uptake, and the ammonium and high-affinity nitrate transporters (AMT and NRT2, respectively) in the algal symbiont as mechanisms for nitrogen uptake...
December 9, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233047/rnai-of-grp78-may-disturb-the-fusion-of-icr-mouse-palate-cultured-in-vitro
#13
C Ren, X Li, X Li, Y Xie, H Fu, Z Yan, Y Zhu
RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful tool to silence or minimize gene expression, and palate culture in vitro is an important technique for study of the palate development. Our previous study demonstrated that the gene expression of glucose-regulated protein-78 (Grp78) was downregulation in the all-trans retinoic acid-induced mouse models of cleft palate (CP) during embryogenesis. To find the role of Grp78, the small interfering RNA (siRNA) of this gene carried by fluorescent vector was injected with a microinjector, through which about 30 pmol siRNA was injected into the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mouse palate explants...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230507/evidence-for-regional-hippocampal-damage-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
#14
Sadhana Singh, Subash Khushu, Pawan Kumar, Satnam Goyal, Triptish Bhatia, Smita N Deshpande
PURPOSE: Schizophrenia patients show cognitive and mood impairments, including memory loss and depression, suggesting damage in the brain regions. The hippocampus is a brain structure that is significantly involved in memory and mood function and shows impairment in schizophrenia. In the present study, we examined the regional hippocampal changes in schizophrenia patients using voxel-based morphometry (VBM), Freesurfer, and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) procedures. METHODS: 1H MRS and high-resolution T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging were collected in both healthy control subjects (N = 28) and schizophrenia patients (N = 28) using 3-Tesla whole body MRI system...
December 11, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228424/circulating-ship2-mrna-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer
#15
J-F Xie, N-S Xie, J-H Tang, Q-P Gu, Q-T Luo
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies showed the aberrant expression of Src homology 2-containing inositol 5-phosphatase 2 (SHIP2) in GC tissue. However, the exact role of circulating SHIP2 in GC remains unclear. The aim of this manuscript was to analyze potential diagnostic and prognostic value of circulating SHIP2 levels in GC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Circulating SHIP2 expression was detected in the plasma of 156 GC patients and 60 healthy controls by qRT-PCR. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were plotted to explore the reliability of circulating SHIP2 in detecting GC...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227550/live-cell-visualization-of-calcium-flux-in-vibratome-cut-thick-sections-of-viable-tumor-tissue
#16
James Koh, Joyce A Hogue, Julie A Sosa
This unit outlines a live-cell imaging approach developed for visualization of intracellular calcium flux in human parathyroid tumors following stimulation of the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), a class C G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). The primary assay readout, intracellular calcium release induced by activation of the inositol triphosphate receptor, is potentially generalizable to multiple other GPCR signaling events that utilize this common downstream signal transduction pathway. Advantages of the approach include: (1) preservation of native tissue context and positional information, allowing direct visualization of intratumoral functional heterogeneity; (2) quantitative documentation of reactivity to a physiological stimulus in an experimentally tractable ex vivo system; and (3) generation of a dynamic, functional classifier of tumor biochemical behavior to augment static marker assessment...
December 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225119/d-chiro-inositol-enriched-fagopyrum-tataricum-l-gaench-extract-alleviates-mitochondrial-malfunction-and-inhibits-er-stress-jnk-associated-inflammation-in-the-endothelium
#17
Bobo Zhang, Caifeng Gao, Yunlong Li, Min Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tartary buckwheat is a food medicine dual-use crop with healing effects on cardiovascular diseases and type2 diabetes. It has been proposed that endothelial dysfunction is the initial lesion in these diseases and it's associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and inflammation. D-chiro-inositol (DCI) is a bioactive compound of Tartary buckwheat and is always deficit in type2 diabetes. However, it remains unknown whether DCI-enriched Tartary buckwheat extract can ameliorate mitochondrial dysfunction, ER stress and inflammation in the endothelium...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223496/multi-modal-imaging-investigation-of-anterior-cingulate-cortex-cytoarchitecture-in-neurodevelopment
#18
Natalie J Forde, Jilly Naaijen, David J Lythgoe, Sophie E A Akkermans, Thaïra J C Openneer, Andrea Dietrich, Marcel P Zwiers, Pieter J Hoekstra, Jan K Buitelaar
Multi-modal imaging may improve our understanding of the relationship between cortical morphology and cytoarchitecture. To this end we integrated the analyses of several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) metrics within the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). Considering the ACCs role in neurodevelopmental disorders, we also investigated the association between neuropsychiatric symptoms and the various metrics. T1 and diffusion-weighted MRI and 1H-MRS (ACC voxel) data along with phenotypic information were acquired from children (8-12 years) with various neurodevelopmental disorders (n=95) and healthy controls (n=50)...
December 6, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221123/vegf-induced-intracellular-ca2-oscillations-are-down-regulated-and-do-not-stimulate-angiogenesis-in-breast-cancer-derived-endothelial-colony-forming-cells
#19
Francesco Lodola, Umberto Laforenza, Fabio Cattaneo, Federico Alessandro Ruffinatti, Valentina Poletto, Margherita Massa, Richard Tancredi, Estella Zuccolo, Dlzar Alì Khdar, Alberto Riccardi, Marco Biggiogera, Vittorio Rosti, Germano Guerra, Francesco Moccia
Endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) represent a population of truly endothelial precursors that promote the angiogenic switch in solid tumors, such as breast cancer (BC). The intracellular Ca2+ toolkit, which drives the pro-angiogenic response to VEGF, is remodelled in tumor-associated ECFCs such that they are seemingly insensitive to this growth factor. This feature could underlie the relative failure of anti-VEGF therapies in cancer patients. Herein, we investigated whether and how VEGF uses Ca2+ signalling to control angiogenesis in BC-derived ECFCs (BC-ECFCs)...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219195/dissecting-the-17%C3%AE-estradiol-pathways-necessary-for-neuroglobin-anti-apoptotic-activity-in-breast-cancer
#20
Marco Fiocchetti, Manuela Cipolletti, Paolo Ascenzi, Maria Marino
Neuroglobin (NGB) is a relatively recent discovered monomeric heme-protein, which behave in neurons as a sensor of injuring stimuli including oxidative stress, hypoxia, and neurotoxicity. In addition, the anti-apoptotic activity of overexpressed NGB has been reported both in neurons and in cancer cell lines. We recently demonstrated that, NGB functions as a compensatory protein of the steroid hormone 17β-estradiol (E2) protecting cancer cells against the apoptotic death induced by oxidative stress. However, as far we known, the E2-induced signaling pathways at the root of NGB over-expression and mitochondrial re-localization in breast cancer cells is still elusive...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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