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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727885/sustained-activation-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-induces-cell-death-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
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Naoki Okumura, Miu Kitahara, Hirokazu Okuda, Keisuke Hashimoto, Emi Ueda, Makiko Nakahara, Shigeru Kinoshita, Robert D Young, Andrew J Quantock, Theofilos Tourtas, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Friedrich Kruse, Noriko Koizumi
Purpose: The unfolded protein response (UPR) is believed to play a role in the pathogenesis of Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether unfolded proteins accumulate in the corneal endothelium in FECD and if they are involved in triggering cell death. Methods: Descemet's membranes with corneal endothelial cells (CECs) were obtained during keratoplasty, and expression of aggresomes, type 1 collagen, fibronectin, and agrin was evaluated...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725179/fine-tuning-er-stress-signal-transducers-to-treat-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Danilo B Medinas, Jose V González, Paulina Falcon, Claudio Hetz
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by the progressive loss of motoneurons and paralysis. The mechanisms underlying neuronal degeneration in ALS are starting to be elucidated, highlighting disturbances in motoneuron proteostasis. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has emerged as an early pathogenic event underlying motoneuron vulnerability and denervation in ALS. Maintenance of ER proteostasis is controlled by a dynamic signaling network known as the unfolded protein response (UPR)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723939/assessing-health-related-resiliency-in-hiv-latin-women-preliminary-psychometric-findings
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Gladys J Jimenez-Torres, Valerie Wojna, Ernesto Rosario, Rosa Hechevarría, Ada M Alemán-Batista, Miriam Ríos Matos, Alok Madan, Richard L Skolasky, Summer F Acevedo
BACKGROUND: HIV-associated vulnerabilities-especially those linked to psychological issues-and limited mental health-treatment resources have the potential to adversely affect the health statuses of individuals. The concept of resilience has been introduced in the literature to shift the emphasis from vulnerability to protective factors. Resilience, however, is an evolving construct and is measured in various ways, though rarely among underserved, minority populations. Herein, we present the preliminary psychometric properties of a sample of HIV-seropositive Puerto Rican women, measured using a newly developed health-related resilience scale...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718404/emerging-role-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-tumor-immunosurveillance
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Hélène Vanacker, Jessica Vetters, Lyvia Moudombi, Christophe Caux, Sophie Janssens, Marie-Cécile Michallet
Disruption of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) homeostasis results in ER stress and activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR). This response alleviates cell stress, and is activated in both tumor cells and tumor infiltrating immune cells. The UPR plays a dual function in cancer biology, acting as a barrier to tumorigenesis at the premalignant stage, while fostering cancer maintenance in established tumors. In infiltrating immune cells, the UPR has been involved in both immunosurveillance and immunosuppressive functions...
July 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718225/proteostasis-and-ageing-insights-from-long-lived-mutant-mice
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William A Sands, Melissa M Page, Colin Selman
The global increase in life expectancy is creating significant medical, social and economic challenges to current and future generations. Consequently, there is a need to identify the fundamental mechanisms underlying the ageing process. This knowledge should help develop realistic interventions capable of combatting age-related disease, and thus improving late-life health and vitality. While several mechanisms have been proposed as conserved lifespan determinants, the loss of proteostasis- where proteostasis is defined here as the maintenance of the proteome- appears highly relevant to both ageing and disease...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713984/downregulation-of-microrna%C3%A2-199a%C3%A2-5p-protects-cardiomyocytes-in-cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease-by-attenuating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Yang Zhou, Wei-Kun Jia, Zhao Jian, Liang Zhao, Chen-Cheng Liu, Yong Wang, Ying-Bin Xiao
Chronic hypoxia is a key pathological change in patients with cyanotic congenital heart defect (CCHD). It has been demonstrated that enhanced myocardial unfolded protein response (UPR) increases the capacity to buffer endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and to avoid subsequent apoptosis caused by the hypoxia that underlies CCHD. The present study was performed to determine the regulatory role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in this cytoprotective UPR process. The results revealed that miR‑199a‑5p was markedly downregulated in the cardiac tissue of patients with CCHD and in human myocardial cells cultured in hypoxic conditions...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710693/driving-cancer-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis-through-upr-signaling
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Alexandra Papaioannou, Eric Chevet
In the tumor microenvironment, cancer cells encounter both external and internal factors that can lead to the accumulation of improperly folded proteins in the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) lumen, thus causing ER stress. When this happens, an adaptive mechanism named the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) is triggered to help the cell cope with this change and restore protein homeostasis in the ER. Sequentially, one would expect that the activation of the three UPR branches, driven namely by IRE1, PERK, and ATF6, are crucial for the adaptation of cancer cells to the changing environment and thus for their survival and further propagation...
July 15, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710282/function-of-inhibitor-of-brutons-tyrosine-kinase-isoform-%C3%AE-ibtk%C3%AE-in-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-links-autophagy-and-the-unfolded-protein-response
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Jeffrey A Willy, Sara K Young, Amber L Mosley, Samer Gawrieh, James L Stevens, Howard C Masuoka, Ronald C Wek
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (steatosis) is the most prevalent liver disease in the Western world. One of the advanced pathologies is non Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is associated with induction of the Unfolded protein response (UPR) and disruption of autophagic flux. However, the mechanisms by which these processes contribute to the pathogenesis of human diseases are unclear. Herein we identify the α isoform of the inhibitor of Brutons tyrosine kinase (IBTKα) as a member of the UPR whose expression is preferentially translated during endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707656/-regulation-of-heat-shock-gene-expression-in-response-to-stress
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D G Garbuz
Heat shock (HS) genes, or stress genes, code for a number of proteins that collectively form the most ancient and universal stress defense system. The system determines the cell capability of adaptation to various adverse factors and performs a variety of auxiliary functions in normal physiological conditions. Common stress factors, such as higher temperatures, hypoxia, heavy metals, and others, suppress transcription and translation for the majority of genes, while HS genes are upregulated. Transcription of HS genes is controlled by transcription factors of the HS factor (HSF) family...
May 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703114/inhibition-of-perk-dependent-pro-adaptive-signaling-pathway-as-a-promising-approach-for-cancer-treatment
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Wioletta Rozpędek, Dariusz Pytel, Łukasz Dziki, Alicja Nowak, Adam Dziki, J Alan Diehl, Ireneusz Majsterek
Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) is an organelle that is vital for cell growth and maintenance of homeostasis. Recent studies have reported that numerous human diseases, including cancer, are strictly connected to disruption of ER homeostasis. In order to counteract adverse intracellular conditions, cancer cells induce protein kinase R (PKR)-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK)-dependent, pro-adaptive unfolded protein response (UPR) signaling branches. If ER stress is severe or prolonged, pro-adaptive signaling networks are insufficient, resulting in apoptotic cell death of cancer cells...
June 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702709/the-unfolded-protein-response-in-the-immune-cell-development-putting-the-caretaker-in-the-driving-seat
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Simon J Tavernier, Bart N Lambrecht, Sophie Janssens
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the primary site for the folding of proteins destined for the membranous compartment and the extracellular space. This elaborate function is coordinated by the unfolded protein response (UPR), a stress-activated cellular program that governs proteostasis. In multicellular organisms, cells have adopted specialized functions, which required functional adaptations of the ER and its UPR. Recently, it has become clear that in immune cells, the UPR has acquired functions that stretch far beyond its original scope...
July 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702041/characterization-of-bip-genes-from-pepper-capsicum-annuum-l-and-the-role-of-cabip1-in-response-to-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-multiple-abiotic-stresses
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Hu Wang, Huanhuan Niu, Yufei Zhai, Minghui Lu
Adverse environmental conditions have a detrimental impact on crop growth and development, and cause protein denaturation or misfolding. The binding protein (BiP) plays an important protective role by alleviating endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress induced by misfolded proteins. In this study, we characterized three BiP genes (CaBiP1, CaBiP2, and CaBiP3) in pepper, an economically important vegetable and spice species. The role of CaBiP1 in plant tolerance to ER stress and adverse environmental conditions (including heat, salinity, osmotic and drought stress) were investigated...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702017/acetic-acid-causes-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-induces-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Nozomi Kawazoe, Yukio Kimata, Shingo Izawa
Since acetic acid inhibits the growth and fermentation ability of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, it is one of the practical hindrances to the efficient production of bioethanol from a lignocellulosic biomass. Although extensive information is available on yeast response to acetic acid stress, the involvement of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and unfolded protein response (UPR) has not been addressed. We herein demonstrated that acetic acid causes ER stress and induces the UPR. The accumulation of misfolded proteins in the ER and activation of Ire1p and Hac1p, an ER-stress sensor and ER stress-responsive transcription factor, respectively, were induced by a treatment with acetic acid stress (>0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701921/endothelial-monocyte-activating-polypeptide-ii-suppresses-the-in-vitro-glioblastoma-induced-angiogenesis-by-inducing-autophagy
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Zhiqing Li, Jun Ma, Libo Liu, Xiaobai Liu, Ping Wang, Yunhui Liu, Zhen Li, Jian Zheng, Jiajia Chen, Wei Tao, Yixue Xue
The obstacle in delivering therapeutics to glioblastoma (GBM) is tumor-induced angiogenesis which leads to the formation of abnormal vessels and a dysfunctional blood-tumor barrier. Here, we elucidated the effect of endothelial-monocyte activating polypeptide II (EMAP II) on the GBM-induced angiogenesis as well as its potential mechanisms. Our results proved that EMAP II inhibited the viability, mitochondrial membrane potential, migration and tube formation of GBM-induced endothelial cells (GECs) by inducing cell autophagy, demonstrated by cell viability assay, JC-1 staining assay, transwell assay and tube formation assay, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701700/hdnetdb-a-molecular-interaction-database-for-network-oriented-investigations-into-huntington-s-disease
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Ravi Kiran Reddy Kalathur, José Pedro Pinto, Biswanath Sahoo, Gautam Chaurasia, Matthias E Futschik
Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder caused by an expanded CAG repeat in the huntingtin gene. Although HD is monogenic, its molecular manifestation appears highly complex and involves multiple cellular processes. The recent application of high throughput platforms such as microarrays and mass-spectrometry has indicated multiple pathogenic routes. The massive data generated by these techniques together with the complexity of the pathogenesis, however, pose considerable challenges to researchers...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698593/differential-adiponectin-signalling-couples-er-stress-with-lipid-metabolism-to-modulate-ageing-in-c-elegans
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Emmanouil Kyriakakis, Nikolaos Charmpilas, Nektarios Tavernarakis
The metabolic and endocrine functions of adipose tissue and the ability of organisms to cope with cellular stress have a direct impact on physiological ageing and the aetiology of various diseases such as obesity-related pathologies and cancer. The endocrine effects of adipose tissue are mediated by secreted adipokines, which modulate metabolic processes and influence related maladies. Although a plethora of molecules and signaling pathways associate ageing with proteotoxic stress and cellular metabolism, our understanding of how these pathways interconnect to coordinate organismal physiology remains limited...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698385/retinoic-acid-receptor-related-orphan-receptor-alpha-stimulates-adipose-tissue-inflammation-by-modulating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Yin Liu, Yulong Chen, Jinlong Zhang, Yulan Liu, Yanjie Zhang, Zhiguang Su
Adipose tissue inflammation has been linked to metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, the molecules that mediate inflammation in adipose tissue have not been addressed. Although retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor alpha (RORα) is known to be involved in the regulation of inflammatory response in some tissues, its role is largely unknown in adipose tissue. Conversely, it is known that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and unfolding protein response (UPR) signaling affect the inflammatory response in obese adipose tissue, but whether RORα regulates these processes remains unknown...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698121/the-transcriptional-response-of-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-against-acute-heat-stress
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Chuanyan Yang, Qiang Gao, Chang Liu, Lingling Wang, Zhi Zhou, Changhao Gong, Anguo Zhang, Huan Zhang, Limei Qiu, Linsheng Song
The Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, has evolved sophisticated mechanisms to adapt the changing ambient conditions, and protect themselves from stress-induced injuries. In the present study, the expression profiles of mRNA transcripts in the haemocytes of oysters under heat stress were examined to reveal the possible mechanism of heat stress response. There were 23,315, 23,904, 23,123 and 23,672 transcripts identified in the haemocytes of oysters cultured at 25 °C for 0, 6, 12, and 24 h (designed as B, H6, H12, H24), respectively...
July 8, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696115/discovery-of-a-benzamide-derivative-that-protects-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-against-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Hongliang Duan, Yu Li, Daleep Arora, Depeng Xu, Hui-Ying Lim, Weidong Wang
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated pancreatic insulin-producing β-cell dysfunction and death are critical elements in the onset and progression of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Here, through cell-based high throughput screening we identified benzamide derivatives as a novel class of β-cell protective agents against ER stress-induced dysfunction and death. Through structure-activity relationship optimization, a 3-(N-piperidinyl)methylbenzamide derivative 13d markedly protects β-cells against ER stress-induced dysfunction and death with near 100% maximum rescue activity and an EC50 of 0...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695343/posterior-colporrhaphy-does-not-affect-the-urethral-closure-mechanism
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Yasmine Khayyami, Gunnar Lose, Niels Klarskov
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Studies have suggested that a posterior vaginal wall prolapse might compress the urethra and mask stress urinary incontinence (SUI), much like an anterior vaginal wall prolapse. A recent study with urethral pressure reflectometry (UPR) has shown that the urethral closure mechanism deteriorates after anterior colporrhaphy; this could explain the occurrence of postoperative de novo SUI. We hypothesized that urethral pressure would also decrease after posterior colporrhaphy...
July 10, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
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