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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742439/damab-2-anti-human-dgk%C3%AE-monoclonal-antibody-for-immunocytochemistry
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Tomoyuki Nakano, Satoshi Ogasawara, Toshiaki Tanaka, Yasukazu Hozumi, Satoru Mizuno, Eri Satoh, Fumio Sakane, Naoki Okada, Akinobu Taketomi, Ryusuke Honma, Takuro Nakamura, Noriko Saidoh, Miyuki Yanaka, Shunsuke Itai, Saori Handa, Yao-Wen Chang, Shinji Yamada, Mika K Kaneko, Yukinari Kato, Kaoru Goto
Diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) is responsible for the enzymatic conversion of diacylglycerol to phosphatidic acid. Since both diacylglycerol and phosphatidic acid serve as signaling molecules, DGK is regarded as a hub between diacylglycerol-mediated and phosphatidic acid-mediated signaling. One of the 10 DGK isozymes, DGKα, is shown to be involved in T cell function. Transfection studies using tagged expression vectors revealed that DGKα localizes to the cytoplasm and nucleus and translocates to the plasma membrane in response to T cell receptor stimulation...
July 25, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741281/microglial-depletion-and-activation-a-11-c-pbr28-pet-study-in-nonhuman-primates
#2
Ansel T Hillmer, Daniel Holden, Krista Fowles, Nabeel Nabulsi, Brian L West, Richard E Carson, Kelly P Cosgrove
BACKGROUND: The 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO) is an important target for assessing neuroimmune function in brain with positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging. The goal of this work was to assess two [(11)C]PBR28 imaging paradigms for measuring dynamic microglia changes in Macaca mulatta. METHODS: Dynamic [(11)C]PBR28 PET imaging data with arterial blood sampling were acquired to quantify TSPO levels as [(11)C]PBR28 V T. Scans were acquired at three timepoints: baseline, immediately post-drug, and prolonged post-drug...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739802/tgf-%C3%AE-1-regulates-the-expression-and-transcriptional-activity-of-taz-via-a-smad3-independent-myocardin-related-transcription-factor-mediated-mechanism
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Maria Zena Miranda, Janne Folke Bialik, Pam Speight, Qinghong Dan, Tony Yeung, Katalin Szászi, Stine F Pedersen, András Kapus
Hippo pathway transcriptional coactivators TAZ and YAP and the TGF-β1 (TGFβ) effector Smad3 regulate a common set of genes, can physically interact and exhibit multilevel crosstalk regulating cell fate-determining and fibrogenic pathways. However, a key aspect of this crosstalk, TGFβ-mediated regulation of TAZ or YAP expression remains uncharacterized. Here, we show that TGFβ induces robust TAZ but not YAP protein expression in both mesenchymal and epithelial cells. TAZ levels, and to a lesser extent YAP levels, also increased during experimental kidney fibrosis...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739602/loss-of-prion-protein-is-associated-with-the-development-of-insulin-resistance-and-obesity
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Giovanna Brito, Fernada C S Lupinacci, Flávio H Beraldo, Tiago G Santos, Martin Roffé, Marilene H Lopes, Vladmir C C de Lima, Vilma R Martins, Glaucia N M Hajj
Prion protein (PrP(C)) was initially described due to its involvement in transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. It was subsequently demonstrated to be a cell surface molecule involved in many physiological processes, such as vesicle trafficking. Herein, we investigated the roles of PrP(C) in the response to insulin and obesity development.  Two independent PrP(C) knockout (KO) and one PrP(C) overexpressing (TG20) mouse models were fed high-fat diets, and the development of insulin resistance and obesity was monitored...
July 24, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739533/effect-of-bisphenol-a-bpa-on-insulin-signal-transduction-and-glut4-translocation-in-gastrocnemius-muscle-of-adult-male-albino-rat
#5
Mullainadhan Vigneswari, Viswanathan Mangala Priya, Karundevi Balasubramanian
Environmental estrogens bind to estrogen receptors, mimic estrogenic actions, and have adverse effects on human health like Bisphenol - A (BPA) which is used as a monomer in the production of polycarbonate plastics (PC) and epoxy resins which are used in variety of canned foods. Skeletal muscle plays an essential role in maintaining systemic glucose metabolism. In the present study, we investigated the possible effects of BPA on insulin signalling molecules and GLUT4 translocation in the gastrocnemius muscle of adult male rat...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739141/amp-activated-protein-kinase-myocardin-related-transcription-factor-a-signaling-regulates-fibroblast-activation-and-renal-fibrosis
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Yuguo Wang, Li Jia, Zhaoyong Hu, Mark L Entman, William E Mitch, Yanlin Wang
Chronic kidney disease is a major cause of death, and renal fibrosis is a common pathway leading to the progression of this disease. Although activated fibroblasts are responsible for the production of the extracellular matrix and the development of renal fibrosis, the molecular mechanisms underlying fibroblast activation are not fully defined. Here we examined the functional role of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in the activation of fibroblasts and the development of renal fibrosis. AMPKα1 was induced in the kidney during the development of renal fibrosis...
July 21, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739087/inhibition-of-lipolysis-by-ilexgenin-a-via-ampk-activation-contributes-to-the-prevention-of-hepatic-insulin-resistance
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Lan-Zhu Li, Tong Zhang, Lan Yang, Lijuan Zhang, Lulu Wang, Baolin Liu, Kang Liu
Adipose dysfunction links tightly to hepatic insulin resistance and gluconeogenesis. Ilexgenin A is reported with the ability to regulate lipid profile and protect the liver against high fat diet (HFD) -induced impairment. Here, we propose that ilexgenin A ameliorates hepatic insulin signaling and gluconeogenesis by regulating lipolysis in white adipose tissue (WAT). Pyruvate tolerance test and biochemical analysis coupled with the ex vivo siRNA knockdown and co-culture studies demonstrate that ilexgenin A suppresses inflammation-associated lipolysis in epididymal fat pad via 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation, thus inhibits diacylglycerol (DAG) accumulation and protein kinase C ε (PKCε) translocation in liver, leading to the improvement of insulin sensitivity and hepatic glucose production...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738827/bacterial-tail-anchors-can-target-to-the-mitochondrial-outer-membrane
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Güleycan Lutfullahoğlu-Bal, Abdurrahman Keskin, Ayşe Bengisu Seferoğlu, Cory D Dunn
BACKGROUND: During the generation and evolution of the eukaryotic cell, a proteobacterial endosymbiont was re-fashioned into the mitochondrion, an organelle that appears to have been present in the ancestor of all present-day eukaryotes. Mitochondria harbor proteomes derived from coding information located both inside and outside the organelle, and the rate-limiting step toward the formation of eukaryotic cells may have been development of an import apparatus allowing protein entry to mitochondria...
July 24, 2017: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738820/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-supplementation-attenuates-microglial-induced-inflammation-by-inhibiting-the-hmgb1-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-following-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
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Xiangrong Chen, Shukai Wu, Chunnuan Chen, Baoyuan Xie, Zhongning Fang, Weipeng Hu, Junyan Chen, Huangde Fu, Hefan He
BACKGROUND: Microglial activation and the subsequent inflammatory response in the central nervous system play important roles in secondary damage after traumatic brain injury (TBI). High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein, an important mediator in late inflammatory responses, interacts with transmembrane receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and toll-like receptors (TLRs) to activate downstream signaling pathways, such as the nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway, leading to a cascade amplification of inflammatory responses, which are related to neuronal damage after TBI...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738499/aqueous-extract-of-codium-fragile-suppressed-inflammatory-responses-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-raw264-7-cells-and-carrageenan-induced-rats
#10
Seul Ah Lee, Sung-Min Moon, Yun Hee Choi, Seul Hee Han, Bo-Ram Park, Mi Suk Choi, Jae-Sung Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, Do Kyung Kim, Chun Sung Kim
Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot has been used in Oriental medicine for the treatment of enterobiasis, dropsy, and dysuria and has been shown to have various biological effects. In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of aqueous extract of C. fragile (AECF) using in vitro and in vivo models. Nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), inflammatory-related mRNAs, and proteins were determined using the Griess assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and western blotting, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738332/neuroprogression-and-immune-activation-in-major-depressive-disorder
#11
Jeffrey H Meyer
Traditionally, the neurobiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) has been largely considered from the perspective of the state of major depressive episodes (MDE) versus being in remission, but the current accumulation of disease markers, largely acquired cross-sectionally, is strongly suggestive of neuroprogressive aspects of MDD. This chapter focuses on the changes in disease markers involved in the reorganization of the nervous system in MDD, including the translocator protein (TSPO; an index of microglial activation), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; an index of astroglial activation), [11C]harmine (a marker of monoamine oxidase A; MAO-A), and several other indices (metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 [mGluR5], excitatory amino acid transporters, and magnetic resonance imaging spectroscopy measurements) of glutamate dysregulation...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738269/an-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-red-microalga-polysaccharides-in-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells
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Oshrat Levy-Ontman, Mahmoud Huleihel, Rachel Hamias, Talya Wolak, Esther Paran
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Polysaccharides (PSs) produced by the red microalga Porphyridium sp. were reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory bioactivities in the human skin. The primary goal of the present research was to assess whether PSs attenuate inflammatory processes by interfering with tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α)-induced inflammation, in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs). METHODS: Functional and inflammatory markers were quantified in TNF-α-stimulated HCAECs, with and without pre-treatment with PSs...
July 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738244/dna-binding-and-unwinding-by-hel308-helicase-requires-dual-functions-of-a-winged-helix-domain
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Sarah J Northall, Ryan Buckley, Nathan Jones, J Carlos Penedo, Panos Soultanas, Edward L Bolt
Hel308 helicases promote genome stability linked to DNA replication in archaea, and have homologues in metazoans. In the crystal structure of archaeal Hel308 bound to a tailed DNA duplex, core helicase domains encircle single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) in a "ratchet" for directional translocation. A winged helix domain (WHD) is also present, but its function is mysterious. We investigated the WHD in full-length Hel308, identifying that mutations in a solvent exposed α-helix resulted in reduced DNA binding and unwinding activities...
July 16, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737766/endothelial-fibrosis-induced-by-suppressed-stat3-expression-mediated-by-signaling-involving-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-alk5-smad-pathway
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Alvaro Becerra, Macarena Rojas, Alejandro Vallejos, Vicente Villegas, Lorena Pérez, Claudio Cabello-Verrugio, Felipe Simon
During systemic inflammatory pathologies, mediators of inflammation circulate in the bloodstream and interact with endothelial cells (ECs), resulting in endothelial dysfunction that maintains and enhances the pathological condition. Inflammatory mediators change the protein expression profile of ECs, which become activated fibroblasts via endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition. This process is characterized by downregulated endothelial proteins and strongly upregulated fibrotic-specific genes and extracellular matrix-forming proteins...
July 24, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736577/optimization-of-proximity-ligation-assay-pla-for-detection-of-protein-interactions-and-fusion-proteins-in-non-adherent-cells-application-to-pre-b-lymphocytes
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Lydie Debaize, Hélène Jakobczyk, Anne-Gaëlle Rio, Virginie Gandemer, Marie-Bérengère Troadec
BACKGROUND: Genetic abnormalities, including chromosomal translocations, are described for many hematological malignancies. From the clinical perspective, detection of chromosomal abnormalities is relevant not only for diagnostic and treatment purposes but also for prognostic risk assessment. From the translational research perspective, the identification of fusion proteins and protein interactions has allowed crucial breakthroughs in understanding the pathogenesis of malignancies and consequently major achievements in targeted therapy...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736255/isoalantolactone-derivative-promotes-glucose-utilization-in-skeletal-muscle-cells-and-increases-energy-expenditure-in-db-db-mice-via-activating-ampk-dependent-signaling
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Deepti Arha, E Ramakrishna, Anand P Gupta, Amit K Rai, Aditya Sharma, Ishbal Ahmad, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Jiaur R Gayen, Rakesh Maurya, Akhilesh K Tamrakar
Augmenting glucose utilization and energy expenditure in skeletal muscle via AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an imperative mechanism for the management of type 2 diabetes. Chemical derivatives (2a-2h, 3, 4a-4d, 5) of the isoalantolactone (K007), a bioactive molecule from roots of Inula racemosa were synthesized to optimize the bioactivity profile to stimulate glucose utilization in skeletal muscle cells. Interestingly, 4a augmented glucose uptake, driven by enhanced translocation of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) to cell periphery in L6 rat skeletal muscle cells...
July 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735867/cleavage-of-the-interleukin-11-receptor-induces-processing-of-its-c-terminal-fragments-by-the-gamma-secretase-and-the-proteasome
#17
Juliane Lokau, Charlotte M Flynn, Christoph Garbers
The cytokine Interleukin-11 (IL-11) signals through the membrane-bound IL-11 receptor (IL-11R), which is expressed in a cell-type specific manner. We have recently shown that the metalloprotease ADAM10 can cleave the IL-11R. The liberated soluble IL-11R (sIL-11R) ectodomain can bind its ligand, and the resulting IL-11/sIL-11R complex can activate cells that do not express the IL-11R (trans-signaling). In this study, we show that the remaining C-terminal fragment (CTF1) after ADAM10-mediated cleavage is subsequently cleaved within the membrane by the gamma-secretase complex, and that the resulting shorter CTF2 is further degraded by the proteasome...
July 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735864/identification-of-a-dyrk1a-mediated-phosphorylation-site-within-the-nuclear-localization-sequence-of-the-hedgehog-transcription-factor-gli1
#18
Ben K Ehe, David R Lamson, Michael Tarpley, Rob U Onyenwoke, Lee M Graves, Kevin P Williams
GLI1 is a key downstream transcription effector of the Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway that is involved in promoting cell growth, differentiation and tissue patterning in embryonic development. GLI1 over-activation and its nuclear localization has also been linked to the increased aggressiveness of a number of cancers. It has previously been demonstrated that DYRK1A (dual-specificity tyrosine-regulated kinase 1A) can phosphorylate GLI1 and promote GLI1 nuclear localization and its transcriptional activity. Utilizing recombinant human GLI1 and DYRK1A proteins and phospho-peptide mass spectrometry, we demonstrated that GLI1 is phosphorylated by DYRK1A at Ser408, a phospho-site that falls within the putative nuclear localization sequence of GLI1 suggesting a possible mechanistic role in modulating its translocation...
July 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735521/myd88-erk-nfkb%C3%A2-pathways-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-release-in-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-stimulated-by-porphyromonas%C3%A2-gingivalis
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Francesca Diomede, Maria Zingariello, Marcos F X B Cavalcanti, Ilaria Merciaro, Jacopo Pizzicannella, Natalia De Isla, Sergio Caputi, Patrizia Ballerini, Oriana Trubiani
The present study was aimed at investigating whether human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (hPDLSCs) were capable of sensing and reacting to lipopolysaccharide from Porphyromonas gingivalis (LPS-G) which is widely recognized as a major pathogen in the development and progression of periodontitis. At this purpose hPDLCs were stimulated with 5 μg/mL LPS-G various times and the expression of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) was evaluated. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an essential role in innate immune signaling in response to microbial infections, and in particular TLR4, type-I transmembrane proteins, has been shown recognizing LPS-G...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734654/schlafen-14-slfn14-is-a-novel-antiviral-factor-involved-in-the-control-of-viral-replication
#20
Rak-Kyun Seong, Seong-Wook Seo, Ji-Ae Kim, Sarah J Fletcher, Neil V Morgan, Mukesh Kumar, Young-Ki Choi, Ok Sarah Shin
Schlafen (SLFN) proteins have been suggested to play important functions in cell proliferation and immune cell development. In this study, we determined the antiviral activities of putative RNA-helicase domain-containing SLFN14. Murine SLFN14 expression was specifically induced by TLR3-mediated pathways and type I interferon (IFN) in RAW264.7 mouse macrophages. To examine the role of SLFN during viral infection, cells were infected with either wild-type PR8 or delNS1/PR8 virus. SLFN14 expression was specifically induced following influenza virus infection...
July 11, 2017: Immunobiology
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