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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339772/heterologous-desensitization-of-cardiac-%C3%AE-adrenergic-signal-via-hormone-induced-%C3%AE-ar-arrestin-pde4-complexes
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Qian Shi, Minghui Li, Delphine Mika, Qin Fu, Sungjin Kim, Jason Phan, Ao Shen, Gregoire Vandecasteele, Yang K Xiang
Aims: Cardiac β-adrenergic receptor (βAR) signaling is susceptible to heterologous desensitization by different neurohormonal stimuli in clinical conditions associated with heart failure. We aim to examine the underlying mechanism of cross talk between βARs and a set of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) activated by hormones/agonists. Methods and results: Rat ventricular cardiomyocytes were used to determine heterologous phosphorylation of βARs under a series of GPCR agonists...
February 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339691/z-guggulsterone-produces-antidepressant-like-effects-in-mice-through-activation-of-the-bdnf-signaling-pathway
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Chao Huang, Wen-Feng Hu, Ji-Li Wang, Peng Wang, Yu Gong, Li-Juan Tong, Bo Jiang, Wei Zhang, Yi-Bin Qin, Zhuo Chen, Rong-Rong Yang
Background: Z-guggulsterone, an active compound extracted from the gum resin of the tree commiphora mukul, has been shown to improve animal memory deficits via activating the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) signaling pathway. Here, we investigated the antidepressant-like effect of Z-guggulsterone in a chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) mouse model of depression. Methods: The effects of Z-guggulsterone were assessed in mice tail suspension test (TST), forced swimming test (FST)...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339498/enhancement-of-osteogenic-differentiation-of-rat-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-zinc-sulphate-under-electromagnetic-field-via-the-pka-erk1-2-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathways
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Ezzatollah Fathi, Raheleh Farahzadi
Zinc ion as an essential trace element and electromagnetic fields (EMFs) has been reported to be involved in the regulation of bone metabolism. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effects of zinc sulphate (ZnSO4) on the osteogenic differentiation of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) in the presence of EMF as a strategy in osteoporosis therapy. Alkaline phophatase (ALP) activity measurement, calcium assay and expression of several osteoblastic marker genes were examined to assess the effect of ZnSO4 on the osteogenic differentiation of ADSCs under EMF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339408/exploring-the-feasibility-and-use-of-acceleromters-before-during-and-after-a-camp-based-cimt-program-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Patty Coker-Bolt, Ryan J Downey, Jacqueline Connolly, Reagin Hoover, Daniel Shelton, Na Jin Seo
PURPOSE: The aim of this pilot study was to determine the feasibility and use accelerometers before, during, and after a camp-based constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) program for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. METHODS: A pre-test post-test design was used for 12 children with CP (mean = 4.9 yrs) who completed a 30-hour camp-based CIMT program. The accelerometer data were collected using ActiGraph GT9X Link. Children wore accelerometers on both wrists one day before and after the camp and on the affected limb during each camp day...
2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339406/does-intensive-upper-limb-treatment-modality-hybrid-constrained-induced-movement-therapy-h-cimt-improve-grip-and-pinch-strength-or-fatigability-of-the-affected-hand
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L Brauers, M M E Geijen, L A W M Speth, E A A Rameckers
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of Hybrid-Constrained Induced Movement Therapy (H-CIMT), defined as CIMT combined with Bimanual Intensive Movement Therapy (BIMT), on grip and pinch strength and fatigability we measured grip and pinch strength and fatigability during clinical H-CIMT. METHODS: The children participated in a H-CIMT model organized in a therapeutic summer-camp. Children received 90 hours of intensive treatment. Grip and pinch strength and fatigability was measured and fatigue was calculated according to a Static Fatigue Index (SFI)...
2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338624/nerve-growth-factor-signaling-from-membrane-microdomains-to-the-nucleus-differential-regulation-by-caveolins
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Ambre Spencer, Lingli Yu, Vincent Guili, Florie Reynaud, Yindi Ding, Ji Ma, Jérôme Jullien, David Koubi, Emmanuel Gauthier, David Cluet, Julien Falk, Valérie Castellani, Chonggang Yuan, Brian B Rudkin
Membrane microdomains or "lipid rafts" have emerged as essential functional modules of the cell, critical for the regulation of growth factor receptor-mediated responses. Herein we describe the dichotomy between caveolin-1 and caveolin-2, structural and regulatory components of microdomains, in modulating proliferation and differentiation. Caveolin-2 potentiates while caveolin-1 inhibits nerve growth factor (NGF) signaling and subsequent cell differentiation. Caveolin-2 does not appear to impair NGF receptor trafficking but elicits prolonged and stronger activation of MAPK (mitogen-activated protein kinase), Rsk2 (ribosomal protein S6 kinase 2), and CREB (cAMP response element binding protein)...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338087/gs%C3%AE-controls-cortical-bone-quality-by-regulating-osteoclast-differentiation-via-camp-pka-and-%C3%AE-catenin-pathways
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Girish Ramaswamy, Hyunsoo Kim, Deyu Zhang, Vitali Lounev, Joy Y Wu, Yongwon Choi, Frederick S Kaplan, Robert J Pignolo, Eileen M Shore
Skeletal bone formation and maintenance requires coordinate functions of several cell types, including bone forming osteoblasts and bone resorbing osteoclasts. Gsα, the stimulatory subunit of heterotrimeric G proteins, activates downstream signaling through cAMP and plays important roles in skeletal development by regulating osteoblast differentiation. Here, we demonstrate that Gsα signaling also regulates osteoclast differentiation during bone modeling and remodeling. Gnas, the gene encoding Gsα, is imprinted...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337380/microrna-122-inhibits-proliferation-and-invasion-in-gastric-cancer-by-targeting-creb1
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Min Rao, Yonggang Zhu, Yinan Zhou, Xiaoxia Cong, Li Feng
MicroRNA-122 (miR-122) has been implicated in tumor development and progression in various types of cancers. However, the biological function and regulatory mechanisms of miR-122 in gastric cancer (GC) remain largely unknown. We aimed to determine the biological role and underlying mechanism of miR-122 in GC. Real time quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) was performed to detect the expression of miR-122 in GC tissues and cell lines. CCK8, wound healing, and transwell assays were conducted to determine the effect of miR-122 on cell proliferation, migration, and invasion, respectively...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337140/antioxidant-and-anti-tyrosinase-activities-of-phenolic-extracts-from-rape-bee-pollen-and-inhibitory-melanogenesis-by-camp-mitf-tyr-pathway-in-b16-mouse-melanoma-cells
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Liping Sun, Yan Guo, Yanxin Zhang, Yongliang Zhuang
Rape bee pollen possesses many nutritional and therapeutic properties because of its abundant nutrimental and bioactive components. In this study, free (FPE) and bound (BPE) phenolic extracts of rape bee pollen were obtained, phenolic and flavonoid contents were determined, and composition of phenolic acids was analyzed. In vitro antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase (TYR) activities of FPE and BPE were compared, and inhibitory melanogenesis of FPE was further evaluated. Results showed FPE and BPE contain total phenolic contents of 11...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337090/is-the-child-to-child-approach-useful-in-improving-uptake-of-eye-care-services-in-difficult-to-reach-rural-communities-experience-from-southwest-nigeria
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O O Ayorinde, G V S Murthy, O O Akinyemi
BACKGROUND: To determine if primary school pupils aged 9-14 years can be satisfactorily trained, using the child-to- parent approach, to assess vision, refer and motivate people to attend screening eye camps. METHOD: Ninety pupils aged 9-14 years attending two purposively-selected primary schools were selected by simple random sampling. Using the child-to-parent approach and Snellens 6/60 illiterate E-chart, participants had a three-day knowledge and skill-based training followed by 2 days of community-based vision assessment and referral of those assessed...
December 2016: Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336949/induction-of-apoptosis-and-ganoderic-acid-biosynthesis-by-camp-signaling-in-ganoderma-lucidum
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Bang-Jau You, Ni Tien, Miin-Huey Lee, Bo-Ying Bao, Yih-Shyuan Wu, Tsung-Chi Hu, Hong-Zin Lee
Apoptosis is an essential physiological process that controls many important biological functions. However, apoptosis signaling in relation to secondary metabolite biosynthesis in plants and fungi remains a mystery. The fungus Ganoderma lucidum is a popular herbal medicine worldwide, but the biosynthetic regulation of its active ingredients (ganoderic acids, GAs) is poorly understood. We investigated the role of 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) signaling in fungal apoptosis and GA biosynthesis in G...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336823/-regulatory-mechanism-of-calcium-metabolism
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Keiichi Ozono
It is often difficult for terrestrial animals to take enough calcium. To maintain serum or extracellular calcium levels is very important for muscle and nerve function. Two major regulators to increase the serum calcium levels are parathyroid hormone(PTH)and vitamin D. PTH binds to the G protein coupling receptor, PTH1R, and increases intracellular cAMP levels. Impirement in the PTH signalling causes many diseases such as pseudohypoparathyroidism and acrodysostosis with hormone resistance. Vitamin D is activated to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D[1,25(OH)2D]by two steps of hydroxylation which occurs in the Liver and Kidney...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336400/mechanistic-characterization-of-s-38093-a-novel-inverse-agonist-at-histamine-h3-receptors
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Aurore Sors, Fany Panayi, Lionel Bert, Dominique Favale, Olivier Nosjean, Valérie Audinot, Jean-Michel Arrang, Bruno Buisson, Esther Steidl, Jean-Marie Delbos, Tuulia Huhtala, Outi Kontkanen, Anne-Marie Chollet, Patrick Casara, Pierre Lestage
Histaminergic H3 inverse agonists, by stimulating central histamine release, represent attractive drug candidates to treat cognitive disorders. The present studies aimed to describe the mechanistic profile of S 38093 a novel H3 receptors inverse agonist. S 38093 displays a moderate affinity for rat, mouse and human H3 receptors (Ki = 8.8, 1.44 and 1.2µM, respectively) with no affinity for other histaminergic receptors. In cellular models, the compound was able to antagonize mice H3 receptors (KB = 0.65µM) and to suppress cAMP decrease induced by an H3 agonist via human H3 receptors (KB = 0...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336329/an-aromatic-amino-acid-within-intracellular-loop-2-of-the-prostaglandin-ep2-receptor-is-a-prerequisite-for-selective-association-and-activation-of-g%C3%AE-s
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Akiko Yano, Yuko Takahashi, Hiromi Moriguchi, Tomoaki Inazumi, Tomoaki Koga, Akira Otaka, Yukihiko Sugimoto
We previously demonstrated that the aromatic moiety of Tyr(143) within the intracellular loop 2 (ICL2) region of the prostaglandin EP2 receptor plays a crucial role in Gs coupling. Here we investigated whether the ICL2 of the EP2 receptor directly binds to Gαs and whether an aromatic moiety affects this interaction. In Chinese hamster ovary cells, mutations of Tyr(143) reduced the ability of the EP2 receptor to interact with G proteins as demonstrated by GTPγS sensitivity, as well as the ability of agonist-induced cAMP formation, with the rank order of Phe>Tyr (wild-type)=Trp>Leu>Ala (=0)...
March 21, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335757/sophorae-flos-extract-inhibits-rankl-induced-osteoclast-differentiation-by-suppressing-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-nfatc1-pathway-in-mouse-bone-marrow-cells
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Jeong-Mi Kim, Jung-Han Lee, Guem-San Lee, Eun-Mi Noh, Hyun-Kyung Song, Dong Ryun Gu, Seong-Cheol Kim, Seoung Hoon Lee, Kang-Beom Kwon, Young-Rae Lee
BACKGROUND: Sophorae Flos (SF) is a composite of flowers and buds of Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott and has been used in traditional Korean and Chinese medicine for the treatment of hemostasis and inflammation. Previous studies reported that SF possesses anti-obesity properties, as well as anti-allergic, anti-proliferative, and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the effect of SF in bone resorption has not been studies. In this study, we examined the potential of SF extract (SFE) to inhibit receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) -induced osteoclast differentiation in cultured mouse-derived bone marrow macrophages (BMMs)...
March 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335738/genome-wide-expression-profiling-establishes-novel-modulatory-roles-of-vitamin-c-in-thp-1-human-monocytic-cell-line
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Sakshi Dhingra Batra, Malobi Nandi, Kriti Sikri, Jaya Sivaswami Tyagi
BACKGROUND: Vitamin C (vit C) is an essential dietary nutrient, which is a potent antioxidant, a free radical scavenger and functions as a cofactor in many enzymatic reactions. Vit C is also considered to enhance the immune effector function of macrophages, which are regarded to be the first line of defence in response to any pathogen. The THP-1 cell line is widely used for studying macrophage functions and for analyzing host cell-pathogen interactions. RESULTS: We performed a genome-wide temporal gene expression and functional enrichment analysis of THP-1 cells treated with 100 μM of vit C, a physiologically relevant concentration of the vitamin...
March 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335379/the-role-of-adenosine-signaling-in-headache-a-review
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REVIEW
Nathan T Fried, Melanie B Elliott, Michael L Oshinsky
Migraine is the third most prevalent disease on the planet, yet our understanding of its mechanisms and pathophysiology is surprisingly incomplete. Recent studies have built upon decades of evidence that adenosine, a purine nucleoside that can act as a neuromodulator, is involved in pain transmission and sensitization. Clinical evidence and rodent studies have suggested that adenosine signaling also plays a critical role in migraine headache. This is further supported by the widespread use of caffeine, an adenosine receptor antagonist, in several headache treatments...
March 13, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333280/hcg-activates-the-erk1-2-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-in-human-endometrial-stromal-cells-transiently-increasing-the-progesterone-receptor-and-regulating-genes-associated-with-endometrial-receptivity
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Alejandro Tapia-Pizarro, Sebastián Archiles, Felipe Argandoña, Cecilia Valencia, Keyla Zavaleta, María Cecilia Johnson, Reinaldo González-Ramos, Luigi Devoto
STUDY QUESTION: How does hCG signal in human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) and what is its role in regulating ESC function? SUMMARY ANSWER: CG signaling in ESCs activates the extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2 (Erk1/2) pathway through exchange protein activated by cAMP (Epac) and transiently increases progesterone receptor (PR) transcript and protein expression and its transcriptional function. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: hCG is one of the earliest embryo-derived secreted signals in the endometrium, which abundantly expresses LH/hCG receptors...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333263/loss-of-luteotropic-prostaglandin-e-plays-an-important-role-in-the-regulation-of-luteolysis-in-women
#19
Junko Nio-Kobayashi, Masataka Kudo, Noriaki Sakuragi, Toshihiko Iwanaga, W Colin Duncan
STUDY QUESTION: Do intraluteal prostaglandins (PG) contribute to luteal regulation in women? SUMMARY ANSWER: Prostaglandin E (PGE), which is produced in human granulosa-lutein cells stimulated with luteotropic hCG, exerts similar luteotropic effects to hCG, and the expression of PG synthetic and metabolic enzymes in the human CL is driven toward less PGE but more prostaglandin F (PGF) during luteolysis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Uterine PGF is a major luteolysin in many non-primate species but not in women...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332936/ethical-concerns-about-emerging-treatment-paradigms-for-gender-dysphoria
#20
Stephen B Levin
The increasing incidence of request for medical services to support gender transition for children, adolescents and adults has consequences for society, governmental institutions, schools, families, health care professionals, and, of course, patients. The sociological momentum to recognize and accommodate to trans phenomena has posed ethical dilemmas for endocrinologists, mental health professionals and sexual specialists as they experience within themselves the clash between Respect for Patient Autonomy, Beneficence, Nonmalficience, and Informed Consent...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
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