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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820715/limited-transmission-potential-of-takeda-s-tetravalent-dengue-vaccine-candidate-by-aedes-albopictus
#1
Elizabeth A Dietrich, Yee Tsuey Ong, Janae L Stovall, Hansi Dean, Claire Y-H Huang
Recombinant live-attenuated chimeric tetravalent dengue vaccine viruses, TDV-1, -2, -3, and -4, contain the premembrane and envelope genes of dengue virus serotypes 1-4 in the replicative background of the attenuated dengue virus type-2 (DENV-2) PDK-53 vaccine strain. Previous results have shown that these recombinant vaccine viruses demonstrate limited infection and dissemination in Aedes aegypti and are unlikely to be transmitted by the primary mosquito vector of DENVs. In this report, we expand this analysis by assessing vector competence of all four serotypes of the TDV virus in Aedes albopictus, the secondary mosquito vector of DENVs...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814762/down-regulation-of-pdk4-is-critical-for-the-switch-of-carbohydrate-catabolism-during-syncytialization-of-human-placental-trophoblasts
#2
Xiaohui Liu, Rujuan Zuo, Yirong Bao, Xiaoxian Qu, Kang Sun, Hao Ying
Pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK) is known as a gatekeeper directing the carbon flux into glycolysis via inhibition of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. During syncytialization of placental trophoblasts, both ATP production and oxygen consumption are increased to meet enhanced energetic demands by syntiotrophoblasts. We hypothesized that down-regulation of PDK expression may play a central role in the switch from glycolysis to oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) during syncytialization. By using primary human trophoblasts, we demonstrated that PDK4 was the dominating PDK isoform in human cytotrophoblasts, and its abundance was substantially decreased upon syncytialization, which was accompanied by decreases in lactate production and increases in ATP production...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799960/critical-contact-lens-oxygen-transmissibility-and-tear-lens-oxygen-tension-to-preclude-corneal-neovascularization
#3
Karen K Yeung, Helen J Yang, Andrew L Nguyen, Barry A Weissman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the peripheral oxygen transmissibility (pDk/t) and respective central oxygen transmissibility (cDk/t) in soft contact lenses (SCLs) which might preclude SCL-driven corneal neovascularization (NV) in healthy myopic SCL users. METHODS: Twenty subjectively successful SCL-wearing patients who presented with asymptomatic but active peripheral corneal NV (not ghost vessels) were recruited as study patients. Twenty-one patients who did not have NV were similarly recruited as controls...
August 9, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689265/aerobic-glycolysis-hypothesis-through-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-in-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier, Rémy Guillevin, Jean-Noël Vallée
Exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by molecular mechanisms responsible for the initiation of choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Inflammatory processes are associated with upregulation of the canonical WNT/beta-catenin pathway in exudative AMD. We focus this review on the link between WNT/beta-catenin pathway activation and neovascular progression in exudative AMD through activation of aerobic glycolysis for production of angiogenic factors. Increased WNT/beta-catenin pathway involves hexokinase 2 (HK2) and pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2)...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675785/gas6-expressing-and-self-sustaining-cancer-cells-in-3d-spheroids-activate-the-pdk-rsk-mtor-pathway-for-survival-and-drug-resistance
#5
Christine Baumann, Axel Ullrich, Robert Torka
AXL receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibition presents a promising therapeutic strategy for aggressive tumor subtypes, as AXL signaling is upregulated in many cancers resistant to first-line treatments. Furthermore, the AXL ligand growth arrest-specific gene 6 (GAS6) has recently been linked to cancer drug resistance. Here, we established that challenging conditions, such as serum deprivation, divide AXL-overexpressing tumor cell lines into non-self-sustaining and self-sustaining subtypes in 3D spheroid culture...
July 4, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660202/integrative-modules-for-efficient-genome-engineering-in-yeast
#6
Triana Amen, Daniel Kaganovich
We present a set of vectors containing integrative modules for efficient genome integration into the commonly used selection marker loci of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A fragment for genome integration is generated via PCR with a unique set of short primers and integrated into HIS3, URA3, ADE2, and TRP1 loci. The desired level of expression can be achieved by using constitutive (TEF1p, GPD1p), inducible (CUP1p, GAL1/10p), and daughter-specific (DSE4p) promoters available in the modules. The reduced size of the integrative module compared to conventional integrative plasmids allows efficient integration of multiple fragments...
June 5, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634229/akt-activation-by-ca2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-kinase-2-camkk2-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Angela M Gocher, Gissou Azabdaftari, Lindsey M Euscher, Shuhang Dai, Loukia G Karacosta, Thomas F Franke, Arthur M Edelman
Hyperactivation of Akt is associated with oncogenic changes in the growth, survival and chemoresistance of cancer cells. The PI3K/Phosphoinositide-dependent kinase (PDK) 1 pathway represents the canonical mechanism for phosphorylation of Akt at its primary activation site, Thr308. We observed that Ca2+/calmodulin (CaM)-dependent protein kinase kinase 2 (beta) (CaMKK2) is highly expressed in high-grade serous ovarian cancer and investigated its role in Akt activation in ovarian cancer (OVCa) cell lines (OVCAR-3, SKOV-3, Caov-3)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632756/identification-of-atf-7-and-the-insulin-signaling-pathway-in-the-regulation-of-metallothionein-in-c-elegans-suggests-roles-in-aging-and-reactive-oxygen-species
#8
Julie A Hall, Matthew K McElwee, Jonathan H Freedman
It has been proposed that aging results from the lifelong accumulation of intracellular damage via reactions with reactive oxygen species (ROS). Metallothioneins are conserved cysteine-rich proteins that function as efficient ROS scavengers and may affect longevity. To better understand mechanisms controlling metallothionein expression, the regulatory factors and pathways that controlled cadmium-inducible transcription of the C. elegans metallothionein gene, mtl-1, were identified. The transcription factor ATF-7 was identified in both ethylmethanesulfonate mutagenesis and candidate gene screens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620312/thermodynamics-in-gliomas-interactions-between-the-canonical-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-and-ppar-gamma
#9
REVIEW
Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier, Rémy Guillevin, Jean-Noël Vallée
Gliomas cells are the site of numerous metabolic and thermodynamics abnormalities with an increasing entropy rate which is characteristic of irreversible processes driven by changes in Gibbs energy, heat production, intracellular acidity, membrane potential gradient, and ionic conductance. We focus our review on the opposing interactions observed in glioma between the canonical WNT/beta-catenin pathway and PPAR gamma and their metabolic and thermodynamic implications. In gliomas, WNT/beta-catenin pathway is upregulated while PPAR gamma is downregulated...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595656/ros-production-induced-by-braf-inhibitor-treatment-rewires-metabolic-processes-affecting-cell-growth-of-melanoma-cells
#10
Giulia Cesi, Geoffroy Walbrecq, Andreas Zimmer, Stephanie Kreis, Claude Haan
BACKGROUND: Most melanoma patients with BRAF(V600E) positive tumors respond well to a combination of BRAF kinase and MEK inhibitors. However, some patients are intrinsically resistant while the majority of patients eventually develop drug resistance to the treatment. For patients insufficiently responding to BRAF and MEK inhibitors, there is an ongoing need for new treatment targets. Cellular metabolism is such a promising new target line: mutant BRAF(V600E) has been shown to affect the metabolism...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574836/hpv-associated-differential-regulation-of-tumor-metabolism-in-oropharyngeal-head-and-neck-cancer
#11
Young-Suk Jung, Abdo J Najy, Wei Huang, Seema Sethi, Michael Snyder, Wael Sakr, Gregory Dyson, Maik Hüttemann, Icksoo Lee, Rouba Ali-Fehmi, Silvia Franceschi, Linda Struijk, Harold E Kim, Ikuko Kato, Hyeong-Reh Choi Kim
HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer patients experience significantly lower locoregional recurrence and higher overall survival in comparison with HPV-negative patients, especially among those who received radiation therapy. The goal of the present study is to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the differential radiation sensitivity between HPV-negative and HPV-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Here, we show that HPV-negative HNSCC cells exhibit increased glucose metabolism as evidenced by increased production of lactate, while HPV-positive HNSCC cells effectively utilize mitochondrial respiration as evidenced by increased oxygen consumption...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556776/hif-1%C3%AE-is-required-for-disturbed-flow-induced-metabolic-reprogramming-in-human-and-porcine-vascular-endothelium
#12
David Wu, Ru-Ting Huang, Robert B Hamanaka, Matt Krause, Myung-Jin Oh, Cheng-Hsiang Kuo, Recep Nigdelioglu, Angelo Y Meliton, Leah Witt, Guohao Dai, Mete Civelek, Nanduri R Prabhakar, Yun Fang, Gökhan M Mutlu
Hemodynamic forces regulate vascular functions. Disturbed flow (DF) occurs in arterial bifurcations and curvatures, activates endothelial cells (ECs), and results in vascular inflammation and ultimately atherosclerosis. However, how DF alters EC metabolism, and whether resulting metabolic changes induce EC activation, is unknown. Using transcriptomics and bioenergetic analysis, we discovered that DF induces glycolysis and reduces mitochondrial respiratory capacity in human aortic ECs. DF-induced metabolic reprogramming required hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), downstream of NAD(P)H oxidase-4 (NOX4)-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
May 30, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490895/healthcare-resource-consumption-and-cost-of-care-among-patients-with-polycystic-kidney-disease-in-italy
#13
Luca Degli Esposti, Chiara Veronesi, Valentina Perrone, Stefano Buda, Antonio Santoro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess healthcare resource consumption and its associated costs among patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in a real-world setting. METHODS: An observational retrospective cohort analysis was conducted using data from the administrative databases of four Italian local health units. Data for patients who were diagnosed with PKD during the inclusion period (January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012) were extracted. The date on which a patient's first PKD hospitalization occurred during the inclusion period was defined as the index date (ID), and the ID was defined as the date of the first dialysis treatment recorded during the inclusion period for patients undergoing dialysis...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484259/the-physiological-and-molecular-response-of-aurelia-sp-1-under-hypoxia
#14
Guoshan Wang, Yu Zhen, Zhigang Yu, Yan Shi, Qing Zhao, Jianyan Wang, Tiezhu Mi
Few studies have been published on the mechanisms of hypoxia response and tolerance in jellyfish, especially with respect to the regulatory mechanism at the molecular level. In this study, Aurelia sp.1, which is frequently found in Chinese coastal waters, was cultivated in a hypoxic system to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying its hypoxic response by studying the physiological activity, gene expression and metabolite contents in the prolyl hydroxylase domain (PHD)-hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) oxygen-sensing system...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423362/trop2-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-metastasis-of-gallbladder-cancer-cells-by-regulating-pi3k-akt-pathway-and-inducing-emt
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Xinxing Li, Shifeng Teng, Yanyan Zhang, Weigang Zhang, Xianwen Zhang, Kai Xu, Houshan Yao, Jun Yao, Haolu Wang, Xiaowen Liang, Zhiqian Hu
The human trophoblast cell surface antigen 2 (TROP2) is overexpressed in many cancers. However, its effect on proliferation, migration and metastasis of gallbladder cancer remains unclear. In this study, we found that TROP2 was highly expressed in gallbladder cancer. Overexpression of TROP2 was associated with poor prognosis. Knockdown of TROP2 in gallbladder cancer cell lines strongly inhibited the cell proliferation, clone formation, invasion and migration in vitro, while TROP2 overexpression had opposite effects...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414314/cell-competition-with-normal-epithelial-cells-promotes-apical-extrusion-of-transformed-cells-through-metabolic%C3%A2-changes
#16
Shunsuke Kon, Kojiro Ishibashi, Hiroto Katoh, Sho Kitamoto, Takanobu Shirai, Shinya Tanaka, Mihoko Kajita, Susumu Ishikawa, Hajime Yamauchi, Yuta Yako, Tomoko Kamasaki, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Hirotaka Watanabe, Riku Egami, Ayana Sasaki, Atsuko Nishikawa, Ikumi Kameda, Takeshi Maruyama, Rika Narumi, Tomoko Morita, Yoshiteru Sasaki, Ryosuke Enoki, Sato Honma, Hiromi Imamura, Masanobu Oshima, Tomoyoshi Soga, Jun-Ichi Miyazaki, Michael R Duchen, Jin-Min Nam, Yasuhito Onodera, Shingo Yoshioka, Junichi Kikuta, Masaru Ishii, Masamichi Imajo, Eisuke Nishida, Yoichiro Fujioka, Yusuke Ohba, Toshiro Sato, Yasuyuki Fujita
Recent studies have revealed that newly emerging transformed cells are often apically extruded from epithelial tissues. During this process, normal epithelial cells can recognize and actively eliminate transformed cells, a process called epithelial defence against cancer (EDAC). Here, we show that mitochondrial membrane potential is diminished in RasV12-transformed cells when they are surrounded by normal cells. In addition, glucose uptake is elevated, leading to higher lactate production. The mitochondrial dysfunction is driven by upregulation of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 4 (PDK4), which positively regulates elimination of RasV12-transformed cells...
May 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405929/thermodynamics-in-cancers-opposing-interactions-between-ppar-gamma-and-the-canonical-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway
#17
REVIEW
Yves Lecarpentier, Victor Claes, Alexandre Vallée, Jean-Louis Hébert
Cancer cells are the site of numerous metabolic and thermodynamic abnormalities. We focus this review on the interactions between the canonical WNT/beta-catenin pathway and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) in cancers and their implications from an energetic and metabolic point of view. In numerous tissues, PPAR gamma activation induces inhibition of beta-catenin pathway, while the activation of the canonical WNT/beta-catenin pathway inactivates PPAR gamma. In most cancers but not all, PPAR gamma is downregulated while the WNT/beta-catenin pathway is upregulated...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395173/particular-phosphorylation-of-pi3k-akt-on-thr308-via-pdk-1-and-pten-mediates-melatonin-s-neuroprotective-activity-after-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-mice
#18
Ulkan Kilic, Ahmet Burak Caglayan, Mustafa Caglar Beker, Mehmet Yalcin Gunal, Berrak Caglayan, Esra Yalcin, Taha Kelestemur, Reyhan Zeynep Gundogdu, Burak Yulug, Bayram Yılmaz, Bilal Ersen Kerman, Ertugrul Kilic
Apart from its potent antioxidant property, recent studies have revealed that melatonin promotes PI3K/Akt phosphorylation following focal cerebral ischemia (FCI) in mice. However, it is not clear (i) whether increased PI3K/Akt phosphorylation is a concomitant event or it directly contributes to melatonin's neuroprotective effect, and (ii) how melatonin regulates PI3K/Akt signaling pathway after FCI. In this study, we showed that Akt was intensively phosphorylated at the Thr308 activation loop as compared with Ser473 by melatonin after FCI...
August 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371849/therapeutic-inhibition-of-mir-375-attenuates-post-mi-inflammatory-response-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction-via-pdk-1-akt-signaling-axis
#19
Venkata Naga Srikanth Garikipati, Suresh Kumar Verma, Darukeshwara Jolardarashi, Zhongjian Cheng, Jessica Ibetti, Maria Cimini, Yan Tang, Mohsin Khan, Yujia Yue, Cindy Benedict, Emily Nickoloff, May M Trungcao, Erhe Gao, Prasanna Krishnamurthy, David A Goukassian, Walter J Koch, Raj Kishore
Aims: Increased miR-375 levels has been implicated in rodent models of myocardial infarction (MI) and with patients with heart failure. However, no prior study had established a therapeutic role of miR-375 in ischemic myocardium. Therefore, we assessed whether inhibition of MI-induced miR-375 by LNA anti-miR -375 can improve recovery after acute MI. Methods and Results: Ten weeks old mice were treated with either control or LNA anti miR-375 after induction of MI by LAD ligation...
March 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367092/pkd-knockdown-inhibits-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-by-promoting-autophagy-via-akt-mtor-pathway
#20
Di Zhao, Wei Wang, Hao Wang, Honghai Peng, Xiangjuan Liu, Weixing Guo, Guohai Su, Zhuo Zhao
Growing evidence shows that protein kinase D (PKD) plays an important role in the development of pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy. However, the mechanisms involved are not clear. This study tested our hypothesis that PKD might mediate cardiac hypertrophy by negatively regulating autophagy using the technique of PKD knockdown by siRNA. Cardiac hypertrophy was induced in 8-week old male C57BL/6 mice by transverse aortic constriction (TAC). TAC mice were then divided into five groups receiving the treatments of vehicle (DMSO), an autophagy inducer rapamycin (1 mg/kg/day, i...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
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