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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783198/toxicity-assessment-of-metal-oxide-nano-pollutants-on-tomato-solanum-lycopersicon-a-study-on-growth-dynamics-and-plant-cell-death
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Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Javed Musarrat
The present study for the first time demonstrated the interactions of metal oxide (MO) nano-pollutants (CuO and Al2 O3 -NPs) with tissues and cellular DNA of tomato plants grown in soil sand: silt: clay (667:190:143) and Hoagland-hydroponic system and assessed the hazardous effects of NPs on cell physiology and biochemistry. Results of SEM equipped with EDX revealed attachment of variably shaped CuO-NPs (18 nm) and Al2 O3 -NPs (21 nm) on roots, and internalization followed by translocation in plants by ICP-MS and TEM...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783183/identification-of-novel-phosphatidic-acid-binding-domain-on-sphingosine-kinase-1-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
#2
Shatakshi Pandit, Vikram Dalal, Girish Mishra
Phosphatidic acid (PA) is an important lipid signaling molecule which interacts with Arabidopsis thaliana Sphingosine kinase1 (AtSPHK1) during several abiotic stresses particularly drought stress as a result of Abscisic acid (ABA) signaling in guard cells. PA molecules respond by generating lipid signal and/or by binding and translocating target proteins to membrane. However, site of interaction and role of PA binding to AtSPHK1 is not clear yet. Owing to the importance of AtSPHK1 during stress signaling it is imperative to decipher the site of PA interaction with AtSPHK1...
May 8, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783107/effect-of-cd-on-growth-physiological-response-cd-subcellular-distribution-and-chemical-forms-of-koelreuteria-paniculata
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Lan Peng Yang, Jian Zhu, Ping Wang, Jing Zeng, Rong Tan, Yu Zhong Yang, Zhi Ming Liu
Koelreuteria paniculata were cultivated in nutrient solution with different concentrations of Cd (0, 50, 150, 250 and 500 µM) and sampled after 90 days. The resistance, translocation, accumulation and stress responses in Koelreuteria paniculata were investigated by hydroponic experiments. The results showed that Koelreuteria paniculata is an efficient Cd excluder that can tolerate high concentrations of Cd (up to 150-250 µM of Cd). The concentration of Cd never exceeds 5 ppm in leaves and 10 ppm in roots...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782861/foenumoside-b-isolated-from-lysimachia-foenum-graecum-extract-suppresses-lps-induced-inflammatory-response-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ap-1-inactivation-in-murine-macrophages-and-in-endotoxin-induced-shock-model
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Hye-Eun Choi, Hyun Jeong Kwak, Seul Ki Kim, Hyae Gyeong Cheon
Foenumoside B (FSB), a bioactive component isolated from the Lysimachia foenum-graecum extract (LFE), has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory effects, but the underlying molecular mechanisms involved have not been elucidated. Accordingly, the authors investigated the mechanisms responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects of FSB in murine macrophages activated by LPS. FSB suppressed the LPS-induced expressions of iNOS and COX-2 at protein and mRNA levels and consequently decreased NO and PGE2 production in RAW264...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782552/role-of-kinesins-in-directed-adenovirus-transport-and-cytoplasmic-exploration
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Jie Zhou, Julian Scherer, Julie Yi, Richard B Vallee
Many viruses, including adenovirus, exhibit bidirectional transport along microtubules following cell entry. Cytoplasmic dynein is responsible for microtubule minus end transport of adenovirus capsids after endosomal escape. However, the identity and roles of the opposing plus end-directed motor(s) remain unknown. We performed an RNAi screen of 38 kinesins, which implicated Kif5B (kinesin-1 family) and additional minor kinesins in adenovirus 5 (Ad5) capsid translocation. Kif5B RNAi markedly increased centrosome accumulation of incoming Ad5 capsids in human A549 pulmonary epithelial cells within the first 30 min post infection, an effect dramatically enhanced by blocking Ad5 nuclear pore targeting using leptomycin B...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782529/molecular-effect-of-an-optn-common-variant-associated-to-paget-s-disease-of-bone
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Iris A L Silva, Natércia Conceição, Édith Gagnon, Jacques P Brown, M Leonor Cancela, Laëtitia Michou
Paget's disease of bone (PDB) is a chronic bone disorder and although genetic factors appear to play an important role in its pathogenesis, to date PDB causing mutations were identified only in the Sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1) gene at the PDB3 locus. PDB6 locus, also previously linked to PDB, contains several candidate genes for metabolic bone diseases. We focused our analysis in the most significantly associated variant with PDB, within the Optineurin (OPTN) gene, i.e. the common variant rs1561570. Although it was previously shown to be strongly associated with PDB in several populations, its contribution to PDB pathogenesis remains unclear...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782207/the-benzodiazepine-anesthetic-midazolam-prevents-hyperglycemia-induced-microvascular-leakage-in-the-retinas-of-diabetic-mice
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Yeon-Ju Lee, Minsoo Kim, Jee-Yeon Lee, Se-Hui Jung, Hye-Yoon Jeon, Seung Ah Lee, Seongsik Kang, Eun-Taek Han, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Young-Myeong Kim, Kwon-Soo Ha
We investigated the beneficial effects of midazolam against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced vascular leakage and its molecular mechanism of action in human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) and the retinas of diabetic mice. Midazolam inhibited VEGF-induced elevation of intracellular Ca2+ , generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and transglutaminase activation in HRECs; these effects were reversed by the GABA, type A (GABAA ) receptor antagonist flumazenil but not by the translocator protein antagonist PK11195...
May 21, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781988/automated-slide-scanning-and-segmentation-in-fluorescently-labeled-tissues-using-a-widefield-high-content-analysis-system
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Candice C Poon, Vincent Ebacher, Katherine Liu, Voon Wee Yong, John James Patrick Kelly
Automated slide scanning and segmentation of fluorescently-labeled tissues is the most efficient way to analyze whole slides or large tissue sections. Unfortunately, many researchers spend large amounts of time and resources developing and optimizing workflows that are only relevant to their own experiments. In this article, we describe a protocol that can be used by those with access to a widefield high-content analysis system (WHCAS) to image any slide-mounted tissue, with options for customization within pre-built modules found in the associated software...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781749/oncogenic-pkc-%C3%AE-activates-vimentin-during-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-melanoma-a-study-based-on-pkc-%C3%AE-and-pkc-%C3%AE-specific-inhibitors
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Wishrawana S Ratnayake, Christopher A Apostolatos, André H Apostolatos, Ryan J Schutte, Monica A Huynh, David A Ostrov, Mildred Acevedo-Duncan
Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States and is accompanied with a poor prognosis owing to tumors being resistant to most therapies. Atypical protein kinase Cs (aPKC) are involved in malignancy in many cancers. We previously reported that aPKCs play a key role in melanoma's cell motility by regulating cell signaling pathways which induce epithelial-mesenchymal Transition (EMT). We tested three novel inhibitors; [4-(5-amino-4-carbamoylimidazol-1-yl)-2,3-dihydroxycyclopentyl] methyl dihydrogen phosphate (ICA-1T) along with its nucleoside analog 5-amino-1-((1R,2S,3S,4R)-2,3-dihydroxy-4-methylcyclopentyl)-1H-imidazole-4-carboxamide (ICA-1S) which are specific to protein kinase C-iota (PKC-ι) and 8-hydroxy-1,3,6-naphthalenetrisulfonic acid (ζ-Stat) which is specific to PKC-zeta (PKC-ζ) on cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion of two malignant melanoma cell lines compared to normal melanocytes...
May 21, 2018: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780803/role-of-subclinical-gut-inflammation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-spondyloarthritis
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Aroldo Rizzo, Giuliana Guggino, Angelo Ferrante, Francesco Ciccia
Subclinical gut inflammation occurring in patients affected by spondyloarthritis (SpA) is correlated with the severity of spine inflammation. Several evidences indicate that dysbiosis occurs in SpA, and that may modulate intestinal permeability and intestinal immune responses. The presence of intestinal dysbiosis is accompanied in SpA patients with the presence of zonulin-dependent alterations of gut-epithelial and gut-vascular barriers. The leakage of epithelial and endothelial surface layers is followed by the translocation of bacterial products, such as lipopolysaccharide and intestinal fatty acid binding protein, in the systemic circulation...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780159/modulation-of-store-operated-calcium-entry-and-nascent-adhesion-by-p21-activated-kinase-1
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In-Sook Jeon, Hye-Ryun Kim, Eun-Young Shin, Eung-Gook Kim, Heon-Seok Han, Jin-Tae Hong, Hak-Kyo Lee, Ki-Duk Song, Joong-Kook Choi
Calcium mobilization is necessary for cell movement during embryonic development, lymphocyte synapse formation, wound healing, and cancer cell metastasis. Depletion of calcium in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum using inositol triphosphate (IP3) or thapsigargin (TG) is known to induce oligomerization and cytoskeleton-mediated translocation of stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1) to the plasma membrane, where it interacts with the calcium release-activated calcium channel Orai1 to mediate calcium influx; this process is referred to as store-operated calcium entry (SOCE)...
May 21, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779861/hopq-impacts-the-integrin-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-independent-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-by-helicobacter-pylori-in-ceacam-expressing-cells
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Michael Hartmut Feige, Olga Sokolova, Anna Pickenhahn, Gunter Maubach, Michael Naumann
Helicobacter pylori infection persists in more than half of the world's population and represents a risk factor for peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. Virulent strains of H. pylori carry a cag pathogenicity island (cagPAI), which encodes a type IV secretion system (T4SS) with the capability to inject the effector protein cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA) into eukaryotic cells. Colonisation of the gastric epithelium by H. pylori provokes direct activation of the proinflammatory and survival factor nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB)...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779471/hypoxia-induces-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-and-potential-hif-responsive-gene-expression-in-uterine-leiomyoma
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Hiroshi Ishikawa, Linlin Xu, Kunizui Sone, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Guiwen Wang, Makio Shozu
Uterine leiomyoma is characterized by abundant extracellular matrix and broad avascular areas, both constantly resulting in hypoxia, suggesting some hypoxia-induced response function. Here, we examined whether hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α)- mediated hypoxic response function in uterine leiomyoma. Immunoblotting detected higher basal HIF-1α protein expression in nuclear extracts from uterine leiomyoma tissues than in those from the adjacent myometrium ( P = .0011). Immunohistochemical analysis revealed the presence of HIF-1α-positive cellular components in both leiomyoma and surrounding myometrial tissues...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778238/interplay-between-estrogen-related-receptors-and-steroidogenesis-controlling-molecules-in-adrenals-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
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A Pacwa, E Gorowska-Wojtowicz, A Ptak, P Pawlicki, A Milon, M Sekula, K Lesniak, B Bilinska, A Hejmej, M Kotula-Balak
Estrogen-related receptors (ERRs) α, β and γ appear to be novel molecules implicated in estrogen signaling. We blocked and activated ERRs in mouse (C57BL/6) adrenals and adrenocortical cells (H295R) using pharmacological agents XCT 790 (ERRα antagonist) and DY131 (ERRβ/γ agonist), respectively. Mice were injected with XCT 790 or DY131 (5 μg/kg bw) while cells were exposed to XCT 790 or DY131 (0.5 μg/L). Irrespectively of the agent used, changes in adrenocortical cell morphology along with changes in lutropin, cholesterol levels and estrogen production were found...
May 16, 2018: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777767/biglycan-is-a-new-high-affinity-ligand-for-cd14-in-macrophages
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Heiko Roedig, Madalina V Nastase, Helena Frey, Kristin Moreth, Jinyang Zeng-Brouwers, Chiara Poluzzi, Louise Tzung-Harn Hsieh, Christian Brandts, Simone Fulda, Malgorzata Wygrecka, Liliana Schaefer
Sterile inflammation is a therapeutic target in many diseases where it represents an important initiator of disease progression. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying its evolution and biological relevance are not yet completely elucidated. Biglycan, a prototype extracellular matrix-derived damage-associated molecular pattern, mediates sterile inflammation in macrophages through Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and/or TLR4-dependent signaling pathways. Here we discovered that soluble biglycan is a novel high-affinity ligand for CD14, a well-known GPI-anchored co-receptor for TLRs...
May 16, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777762/astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-is-a-novel-regulator-of-astrogliosis-and-excitatory-amino-acid-transporter-2-via-interplaying-with-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-astrocytes-from-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-mouse-model-with-hsod1-g93a-mutation
#16
Xiang Yin, Shuyu Wang, Yan Qi, Xudong Wang, Hongquan Jiang, Tianhang Wang, Yueqing Yang, Ying Wang, Chunting Zhang, Honglin Feng
AEG-1 has received extensive attention on cancer research. However, little is known about its roles in astrogliosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In this study, we detected AEG-1 expression in hSOD1G93A -positive (mut-SOD1) astrocytes and wild type (wt-SOD1) astrocytes, and intend to elucidate its potential functions in ALS related astrogliosis and the always accompanied dysregulated glutamate clearance. Results showed elevated protein and mRNA levels of AEG-1 in mut-SOD1 astrocytes; Also, NF-κB signaling pathway related proteins and inflammatory cytokines were upregulated in mut-SOD1 astrocytes; AEG-1 knockdown attenuated astrocytes proliferation and pro-inflammatory release; also we found that AEG-1 silence inhibited translocation of p65 from cytoplasma to nuclear, which was associated with inhibited NF-κB signaling...
May 16, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777737/type-i-collagen-induces-mesenchymal-cell-differentiation-into-myofibroblasts-through-yap-induced-tgf-%C3%AE-1-activation
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Xiaoling Liu, Xinyu Long, Weiwei Liu, Yeli Zhao, Toshihiko Hayashi, Masayuki Yamato, Kazunori Mizuno, Hitomi Fujisaki, Shunji Hattori, Shin-Ichi Tashiro, Takaaki Ogura, Yuji Atsuzawa, Takashi Ikejima
In organ fibrosis, mechanical stress and transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) promote differentiation into myofibroblast from mesenchymal cells, leading to extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling or active synthesis, deposition or degradation of ECM components. A major component of ECM, type I collagen (col I) triple helical molecules assemble into fibrils or are denatured to gelatin without triple-helicity in remodeling. However, whether changes of ECM components in remodeling have influence on mesenchymal cell differentiation remains elusive...
May 16, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777720/regulation-of-shigella-effector-kinase-ospg-through-modulation-of-its-dynamic-properties
#18
Andrey M Grishin, Kathryn R Barber, Ruo-Xu Gu, D Peter Tieleman, Gary S Shaw, Miroslaw Cygler
Gram-negative pathogens secrete effector proteins into human cells to modulate normal cellular processes and establish a bacterial replication niche. Shigella and pathogenic E. coli possess homologous effector kinases, OspG and NleH1/2, respectively. Upon translocation, OspG but not NleH binds to ubiquitin and a subset of E2~Ub conjugates, which was shown to activate its kinase activity. Here we show that OspG, having a minimal kinase fold, acquired a novel mechanism of regulation of its activity. Binding of the E2~Ub conjugate to OspG not only stimulates its kinase activity but also increases its optimal temperature for activity to match the human body temperature and stabilizes its labile C-terminal domain...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777199/influence-of-alcoholism-and-cholesterol-on-tspo-binding-in-brain-pet-11-c-pbr28-studies-in-humans-and-rodents
#19
Sung Won Kim, Corinde E Wiers, Ryan Tyler, Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, Yeon Joo Jang, Amna Zehra, Clara Freeman, Veronica Ramirez, Elsa Lindgren, Gregg Miller, Elizabeth A Cabrera, Tyler Stodden, Min Guo, Şükrü B Demiral, Nancy Diazgranados, Luke Park, Jeih-San Liow, Victor Pike, Cheryl Morse, Leandro F Vendruscolo, Robert B Innis, George F Koob, Dardo Tomasi, Gene-Jack Wang, Nora D Volkow
Neuroinflammation appears to contribute to neurotoxicity observed with heavy alcohol consumption. To assess whether chronic alcohol results in neuroinflammation we used PET and [11 C]PBR28, a ligand that binds to the 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO), to compare participants with an alcohol use disorder (AUD: n = 19) with healthy controls (HC: n = 17), and alcohol-dependent (n = 9) with -nondependent rats (n = 10). Because TSPO is implicated in cholesterol's transport for steroidogenesis, we investigated whether plasma cholesterol levels influenced [11 C]PBR28 binding...
May 3, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775893/puerarin-prevents-vascular-endothelial-injury-through-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-lps-challenged-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#20
Hua-Fei Deng, Sha Wang, Lian Li, Qin Zhou, Wan-Bei Guo, Xiao-Li Wang, Mei-Dong Liu, Ke Liu, Xian-Zhong Xiao
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we aimed to explore the effects of puerarin on vascular endothelial cell injury induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and its underlying mechanisms. METHODS: The cell viability and morphological changes were assessed using the cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and 4´,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) staining, respectively. The levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), monocyte/macrophage chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), IL-8, intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), thrombomodulin (TM) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in cell culture supernatant were determined by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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