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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346382/6-ohda-induced-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-is-promoted-by-the-engulfment-pathway-and-inhibited-by-the-transthyretin-related-protein-ttr-33
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Sarah-Lena Offenburger, Xue Yan Ho, Theresa Tachie-Menson, Sean Coakley, Massimo A Hilliard, Anton Gartner
Oxidative stress is linked to many pathological conditions including the loss of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease. The vast majority of disease cases appear to be caused by a combination of genetic mutations and environmental factors. We screened for genes protecting Caenorhabditis elegans dopaminergic neurons from oxidative stress induced by the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) and identified the transthyretin-related gene ttr-33. The only described C. elegans transthyretin-related protein to date, TTR-52, has been shown to mediate corpse engulfment as well as axon repair...
January 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346364/mutations-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-neuroligin-like-glit-1-the-apoptosis-pathway-and-the-calcium-chaperone-crt-1-increase-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-after-6-ohda-treatment
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Sarah-Lena Offenburger, Elisabeth Jongsma, Anton Gartner
The loss of dopaminergic neurons is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease, the aetiology of which is associated with increased levels of oxidative stress. We used C. elegans to screen for genes that protect dopaminergic neurons against oxidative stress and isolated glit-1 (gliotactin (Drosophila neuroligin-like) homologue). Loss of the C. elegans neuroligin-like glit-1 causes increased dopaminergic neurodegeneration after treatment with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), an oxidative-stress inducing drug that is specifically taken up into dopaminergic neurons...
January 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346315/dietary-total-prenylflavonoids-from-the-fruits-of-psoralea-corylifolia-l-prevents-age-related-cognitive-deficits-and-down-regulates-alzheimer-s-markers-in-samp8-mice
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Zhi-Jing Chen, Yan-Fang Yang, Ying-Tao Zhang, Dong-Hui Yang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a serious threat for the aging society. In this study, we examined the preventive effect of the total prenylflavonoids (TPFB) prepared from the dried fruits of Psoralea corylifolia L., using an age-related AD mouse model SAMP8. We found that long-term dietary TPFB at 50 mg/kg·day significantly improved cognitive performance of the SAMP8 mice in Morris water maze tests, similar to 150 mg/kg·day of resveratrol, a popular neuro-protective compound. Furthermore, TPFB treatment showed significant improvements in various AD markers in SAMP8 brains, which were restored to near control levels of the normal mice, SAMR1...
January 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345380/cirp-increases-icam-1-phenotype-of-neutrophils-exhibiting-elevated-inos-and-nets-in-sepsis
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Yasumasa Ode, Monowar Aziz, Ping Wang
Sepsis represents uncontrolled inflammation due to an infection. Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) is a stress-induced damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP). A subset of neutrophils expressing ICAM-1+ neutrophils was previously shown to produce high levels of reactive oxygen species. The role of CIRP for the development and function of ICAM-1+ neutrophils during sepsis is unknown. We hypothesize that CIRP induces ICAM-1 expression in neutrophils causing injury to the lungs during sepsis. Using a mouse model of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis, we found increased expression of CIRP and higher frequencies and numbers of ICAM-1+ neutrophils in the lungs...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344665/overexpression-of-septin-7-inhibits-melatonin-induced-cell-apoptosis-in-human-fetal-osteoblastic-cells-via-suppression-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Xiaotong Meng, Yue Zhu, Lin Tao, Sichao Zhao, Shui Qiu
Our previous study demonstrated that melatonin could induce apoptosis in the human fetal osteoblastic (hFOB) 1.19 cell line via induction of endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS), and recent studies have demonstrated that the expression of septin‑7 (SEPT7) exhibits a positive correlation with the concentration of melatonin. Western blotting demonstrated the expression level of SEPT7 was significantly upregulated in a dose‑dependent manner following treatment with differing concentrations of melatonin compared with the control groups, which did not receive any treatment...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344655/protective-effects-of-osthole-against-inflammation-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-bv2-cells
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Yuxin Bao, Xiaolin Meng, Fangning Liu, Fei Wang, Jinhui Yang, Haiyu Wang, Guanghong Xie
Inflammation and oxidative stress are implicated in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Osthole is a compound that is extracted from She Chuang Zi, which is a type of traditional Chinese medicine. Osthole has previously been demonstrated to exhibit anticancer activities and has a low toxicity. However, to the best of our knowledge, the anti‑inflammatory effects of osthole in microglial cells have not been investigated extensively. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential protective effects of osthole against inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in microglial cells...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344260/dr2-blocker-thioridazine-a-promising-drug-for-ovarian-cancer-therapy
#7
Min Yong, Tinghe Yu, Si Tian, Shuaibin Liu, Jiao Xu, Jianguo Hu, Lina Hu
Dopamine receptor 2 (DR2) may be a biomarker for various types of cancer. Ovarian cancer cells overexpress DR2; therefore, blocking DR2 may be a novel treatment strategy for ovarian cancer. Thioridazine, a DR2 blocker, has antineoplastic activity in a variety of cancer cells. In view of the requirement for novel therapeutic agents in ovarian cancer, the present study aimed to determine the potential effects of thioridazine in vitro and in vivo. It was revealed that the DR2 blocker thioridazine induced cell death in a dose-dependent manner in ovarian cancer cells...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344174/expression-profile-of-cytokines-in-gastric-cancer-patients-using-proteomic-antibody-microarray
#8
Xiaoqiang Quan, Yi Ding, Ruo Feng, Xiaoyan Zhu, Qinxian Zhang
Gastric cancer (GC) is often a deadly disease due to the late diagnosis and chemoresistance that characterizes many cases of this disease. The aim of this study was to explore a panel of candidate cytokines as diagnostic and predictive biomarkers for GC. Sixteen tissue samples of GC and adjacent noncancerous mucosa were selected from GC patients (n=8) for antibody microarray analysis. Proteomic chip-based analysis was performed to simultaneously identify 507 cytokines using a cytokine antibody array in the gastric tissues to screen for differential proteins related in cases of GC...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344011/pcb118-induced-cell-proliferation-mediated-by-oxidative-stress-and-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-helf-cells
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Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Ahmad Hasnain, Jabir Hussain Syed, Muhammad Tariq, Xiaomei Su, Hussani Mubarak, Wajid Nasim, Chaofeng Shen
The present study used human lung fibroblast (HELF) cells as a test model to evaluate the role of oxidative stress (OS) and extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) protein in HELF cell proliferation exposed to PCB118. Results from 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide demonstrated that PCB118 at lower concentrations stimulated proliferation of HELF cell and abrogate proliferative effect at higher dose concentrations and in a time-dependent manner. Moreover, reactive oxygen species, malondialdehyde (MDA), and superoxide dismutase showed a significant increase at higher concentrations of PCB118 than the lower concentrations with the passage of time...
January 2018: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343810/mitochondrial-dna-damage-and-subsequent-activation-of-z-dna-binding-protein-1-links-oxidative-stress-to-inflammation-in-epithelial-cells
#10
Bartosz Szczesny, Michela Marcatti, Akbar Ahmad, Mauro Montalbano, Attila Brunyánszki, Sofia-Iris Bibli, Andreas Papapetropoulos, Csaba Szabo
This report identifies mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) as a target and active mediator that links low-level oxidative stress to inflammatory response in pulmonary epithelial cells. Extrusion of mtDNA into the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid occurs as an early event in mice subjected to cigarette smoke injury, concomitantly with the depletion of mtDNA in the lung tissue. In cultured lung epithelial cells, prolonged, low-level oxidative stress damages the mtDNA, without any detectable damage to the nuclear DNA. In turn, cellular depletion of the mtDNA occurs, together with a transient remodeling of cellular bioenergetics and morphology - all without any detectable impairment in overall cell viability...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343682/intermittent-c1-inhibitor-deficiency-associated-with-recessive-inheritance-functional-and-structural-insight
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Sonia Caccia, Chiara Suffritti, Thomas Carzaniga, Romina Berardelli, Silvia Berra, Vincenzo Martorana, Annamaria Fra, Christian Drouet, Marco Cicardi
C1-inhibitor is a serine protease inhibitor (serpin) controlling complement and contact system activation. Gene mutations result in reduced C1-inhibitor functional plasma level causing hereditary angioedema, a life-threatening disorder. Despite a stable defect, the clinical expression of hereditary angioedema is unpredictable, and the molecular mechanism underlying this variability remains undisclosed. Here we report functional and structural studies on the Arg378Cys C1-inhibitor mutant found in a patient presenting reduced C1-inhibitor levels, episodically undergoing normalization...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343641/degradation-of-fbxo31-by-apc-c-is-regulated-by-akt-and-atm-mediated-phosphorylation
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Srinadh Choppara, Sunil K Malonia, Ganga Sankaran, Michael R Green, Manas Kumar Santra
The F-box protein FBXO31 is a tumor suppressor that is encoded in 16q24.3, for which there is loss of heterozygosity in various solid tumors. FBXO31 serves as the substrate-recognition component of the SKP/Cullin/F-box protein class of E3 ubiquitin ligases and has been shown to direct degradation of pivotal cell-cycle regulatory proteins including cyclin D1 and the p53 antagonist MDM2. FBXO31 levels are normally low but increase substantially following genotoxic stress through a mechanism that remains to be determined...
January 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343584/human-herpesvirus-8-interferon-regulatory-factors-1-and-3-mediate-replication-and-latency-activities-via-interactions-with-usp7-deubiquitinase
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Qiwang Xiang, Hyunwoo Ju, Qian Li, Szu-Chieh Mei, Daming Chen, Young Bong Choi, John Nicholas
Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) encodes four viral interferon regulatory factors (vIRFs 1-4) that likely function to suppress innate immune and cellular stress responses through inhibitory interactions with various cellular proteins involved in these activities. It is notable that vIRFs 1 and 4 have been reported to interact with the deubiquitinase USP7, substrates of which include p53 and p53-targeting and destabilizing ubiquitin E3 ligase MDM2. Structural studies of vIRF-1 and vIRF-4 USP7-binding sequences in association with USP7 have been reported; both involve interactions with N-terminal domain residues of USP7, via EGPS and ASTS motifs in vIRF-1 and vIRF-4, respectively, but vIRF-4 residues also contact the catalytic site...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343429/translational-control-of-human-acetyl-coa-carboxylase-1-mrna-is-mediated-by-an-internal-ribosome-entry-site-in-response-to-er-stress-serum-deprivation-or-hypoxia-mimetic-cocl2
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Fabrizio Damiano, Mariangela Testini, Romina Tocci, Gabriele V Gnoni, Luisa Siculella
Acetyl-CoA carboxylase 1 (ACC1) is a cytosolic enzyme catalyzing the rate limiting step in de novo fatty acid biosynthesis. There is mounting evidence showing that ACC1 is susceptible to dysregulation and that it is over-expressed in liver diseases associated with lipid accumulation and in several cancers. In the present study, ACC1 regulation at the translational level is reported. Using several experimental approaches, the presence of an internal ribosome entry site (IRES) has been established in the 5' untranslated region (5' UTR) of the ACC1 mRNA...
January 14, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343239/calcium-dependent-protein-kinases-in-cotton-insights-into-early-plant-responses-to-salt-stress
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Wei Gao, Fu-Chun Xu, Dan-Dan Guo, Jing-Ruo Zhao, Ji Liu, Ya-Wei Guo, Prashant Kumar Singh, Xiao-Nan Ma, Lu Long, Jose Ramon Botella, Chun-Peng Song
BACKGROUND: Soil salinization is one of the major environmental constraints to plant growth and agricultural production worldwide. Signaling components involving calcium (Ca2+) and the downstream calcium-dependent protein kinases (CPKs) play key roles in the perception and transduction of stress signals. However, the study of CPKs in cotton and their functions in response to salt stress remain unexplored. RESULTS: A total of 98 predicted CPKs were identified from upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L...
January 17, 2018: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343164/inflammatory-and-oxidative-responses-in-pregnancies-with-obesity-and-periodontal-disease
#16
Marta Zambon, Chiara Mandò, Alessandra Lissoni, Gaia Maria Anelli, Chiara Novielli, Manuela Cardellicchio, Roberto Leone, Marta Noemi Monari, Maddalena Massari, Irene Cetin, Silvio Abati
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity is related to immunologic and inflammatory systemic modifications that may worsen the pregnancy inflammatory status. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can adversely affect oral biofilms and oral health initiating or worsening periodontal diseases, with enhanced local and systemic oxidative stress and inflammation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between local salivary and systemic parameters of oxidative stress and inflammation in relation to obesity and periodontal diseases...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343081/atorvastatin-reduces-plasma-inflammatory-and-oxidant-biomarkers-in-patients-with-risk-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
#17
Fadia Mayyas, Duha Baydoun, Rasheed Ibdah, Khalid Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and inflammation are associated with endothelial injury and coronary artery disease. Inflammatory factors that promote oxidative damage include endothelin-1 (ET-1), myeloperoxidase (MPO), and C-reactive protein (CRP). Current guidelines recommend the use of statins in patients with risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). AIM: To assess the impact of atorvastatin on plasma inflammatory and oxidant biomarkers in patients with moderate to very high risk of ASCVD...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341848/protection-of-root-apex-meristem-during-stress-responses
#18
Mohamed M Mira, Shuanglong Huang, Robert D Hill, Claudio Stasollaa
By regulating the levels of nitric oxide (NO) in a cell and tissue specific fashion, Phytoglobins (Pgbs), plant hemoglobin-like proteins, interfere with many NO-mediated pathways participating in developmental and stress-related responses. Recent evidence reveals that one of the functions of Pgbs is to protect the root apical meristem (RAM) from stress conditions by retaining the viability and function of the quiescent center (QC), required to maintain the stem cells in an undifferentiated state and ensure proper tissue patterning and root viability...
January 17, 2018: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341114/recombinant-human-hepatocyte-growth-factor-provides-protective-effects-in-celurein-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-mice
#19
Mayrel Palestino-Domínguez, Mario Pelaez-Luna, Roberto Lazzarini-Lechuga, Ignacio Rodríguez-Ochoa, Verónica Souza, Roxana U Miranda, Benjamín Pérez-Aguilar, Leticia Bucio, Jens U Marquardt, Luis Enrique Gomez-Quiroz, María Concepción Gutiérrez-Ruiz
Acute pancreatitis is a multifactorial disease associated with profound changes of the pancreas induced by release of digestive enzymes that lead to increase in proinflammatory cytokine production, excessive tissue necrosis, edema, and bleeding. Elevated levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and its receptor c-Met have been observed in different chronic and acute pancreatic diseases including experimental models of acute pancreatitis. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects induced by the recombinant human HGF in a mouse model of cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340527/cardiac-protein-expression-patterns-are-associated-with-distinct-inborn-exercise-capacity-in-non-selectively-bred-rats
#20
L P Ribeiro, L C Freitas-Lima, G B Naumann, S S Meyrelles, W Lunz, S F Pires, H M Andrade, J B T Carnielli, S G Figueiredo
In the present study, we successfully demonstrated for the first time the existence of cardiac proteomic differences between non-selectively bred rats with distinct intrinsic exercise capacities. A proteomic approach based on two-dimensional gel electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry was used to study the left ventricle (LV) tissue proteome of rats with distinct intrinsic exercise capacity. Low running performance (LRP) and high running performance (HRP) rats were categorized by a treadmill exercise test, according to distance run to exhaustion...
January 11, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
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