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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166722/integration-of-vdr-genome-wide-binding-and-gwas-genetic-variation-data-reveals-co-occurrence-of-vdr-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-binding-that-is-linked-to-immune-phenotypes
#1
Prashant K Singh, Patrick R van den Berg, Mark D Long, Angie Vreugdenhil, Laurie Grieshober, Heather M Ochs-Balcom, Jianmin Wang, Sylvie Delcambre, Sami Heikkinen, Carsten Carlberg, Moray J Campbell, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell
BACKGROUND: The nuclear hormone receptor superfamily acts as a genomic sensor of diverse signals. Their actions are often intertwined with other transcription factors. Nuclear hormone receptors are targets for many therapeutic drugs, and include the vitamin D receptor (VDR). VDR signaling is pleotropic, being implicated in calcaemic function, antibacterial actions, growth control, immunomodulation and anti-cancer actions. Specifically, we hypothesized that the biologically significant relationships between the VDR transcriptome and phenotype-associated biology could be discovered by integrating the known VDR transcription factor binding sites and all published trait- and disease-associated SNPs...
February 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164169/adeno-associated-virus-serotype-9-driven-expression-of-bag3-improves-left-ventricular-function-in-murine-hearts-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-secondary-to-a-myocardial-infarction
#2
Tijana Knezevic, Valerie D Myers, Feifei Su, JuFang Wang, Jianliang Song, Xue-Qian Zhang, Erhe Gao, Guofeng Gao, Madesh Muniswamy, Manish K Gupta, Jennifer Gordon, Kristen N Weiner, Joseph Rabinowitz, Frederick V Ramsey, Douglas G Tilley, Kamel Khalili, Joseph Y Cheung, Arthur M Feldman
OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that gene delivery of BCL2-Associated Athanogene 3 (BAG3) to the heart of mice with left ventricular dysfunction secondary to a myocardial infarction could enhance cardiac performance. BACKGROUND: BAG3 is a 575 amino acid protein that has pleotropic functions in the cell including pro-autophagy and anti-apoptosis. Mutations in BAG3 have been associated with both skeletal muscle dysfunction and familial dilated cardiomyopathy and BAG3 levels are diminished in non-familial heart failure...
December 2016: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163307/role-of-nad-and-mitochondrial-sirtuins-in-cardiac-and-renal-diseases
#3
REVIEW
Kathleen A Hershberger, Angelical S Martin, Matthew D Hirschey
The coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) has key roles in the regulation of redox status and energy metabolism. NAD(+) depletion is emerging as a major contributor to the pathogenesis of cardiac and renal diseases and NAD(+) repletion strategies have shown therapeutic potential as a means to restore healthy metabolism and physiological function. The pleotropic roles of NAD(+) enable several possible avenues by which repletion of this coenzyme could have therapeutic efficacy. In particular, NAD(+) functions as a co-substrate in deacylation reactions carried out by the sirtuin family of enzymes...
February 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144995/axonal-neuropathies-due-to-mutations-in-small-heat-shock-proteins-clinical-genetic-and-functional-insights-into-novel-mutations
#4
Andoni Echaniz-Laguna, Thomas Geuens, Philippe Petiot, Yann Péréon, Elias Adriaenssens, Mansour Haidar, Simona Capponi, Thierry Maisonobe, Emmanuel Fournier, Odile Dubourg, Bertrand Degos, François Salachas, Timothée Lenglet, Bruno Eymard, Emilien Delmont, Jean Pouget, Raoul Morales, Cyril Goizet, Philippe Latour, Vincent Timmerman, Tanya Stojkovic
In this study, we describe the phenotypic spectrum of distal hereditary motor neuropathy caused by mutations in the small heat shock proteins HSPB1 and HSPB8 and investigate the functional consequences of newly discovered variants. Among 510 unrelated patients with distal motor neuropathy, we identified mutations in HSPB1 (28 index patients/510; 5.5%) and HSPB8 (4 index patients/510; 0.8%) genes. Patients have slowly progressive distal (100%) and proximal (13%) weakness in lower limbs (100%), mild lower limbs sensory involvement (31%), foot deformities (73%), progressive distal upper limb weakness (29%), mildly raised serum creatine kinase levels (100%) and central nervous system involvement (9%)...
February 1, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112679/mechanism-for-leptin-s-acute-insulin-independent-effect-to-reverse-diabetic-ketoacidosis
#5
Rachel J Perry, Liang Peng, Abudukadier Abulizi, Lynn Kennedy, Gary W Cline, Gerald I Shulman
The mechanism by which leptin reverses diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is unknown. We examined the acute insulin-independent effects of leptin replacement therapy in a streptozotocin-induced rat model of DKA. Leptin infusion reduced rates of lipolysis, hepatic glucose production (HGP), and hepatic ketogenesis by 50% within 6 hours and were independent of any changes in plasma glucagon concentrations; these effects were abrogated by coinfusion of corticosterone. Treating leptin- and corticosterone-infused rats with an adipose triglyceride lipase inhibitor blocked corticosterone-induced increases in plasma glucose concentrations and rates of HGP and ketogenesis...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052118/tgf-%C3%AE-3-inhibits-antibody-production-by-human-b-cells
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Yumi Tsuchida, Shuji Sumitomo, Kazuyoshi Ishigaki, Akari Suzuki, Yuta Kochi, Haruka Tsuchiya, Mineto Ota, Toshihiko Komai, Mariko Inoue, Kaoru Morita, Tomohisa Okamura, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Keishi Fujio
TGF-β is a pleotropic cytokine involved in various biological processes. Of the three isoforms of TGF-β, TGF-β1 has long been recognized as an important inhibitory cytokine in the immune system and has been reported to inhibit B cell function in both mice and humans. Recently, it has been suggested that TGF-β3 may play an important role in the regulation of immune system in mice. Murine CD4+CD25-LAG3+ regulatory T cells suppress B cell function through the production of TGF-β3, and it has been reported that TGF-β3 is therapeutic in a mouse model of systemic lupus erythematosus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004134/genetic-analysis-and-mapping-of-adult-plant-resistance-loci-to-leaf-rust-in-durum-wheat-cultivar-bairds
#7
Caixia Lan, Bhoja R Basnet, Ravi P Singh, Julio Huerta-Espino, Sybil A Herrera-Foessel, Yong Ren, Mandeep S Randhawa
New leaf rust adult plant resistance (APR) QTL QLr.cim - 6BL was mapped and confirmed the known pleotropic APR gene Lr46 effect on leaf rust in durum wheat line Bairds. CIMMYT-derived durum wheat line Bairds displays an adequate level of adult plant resistance (APR) to leaf rust in Mexican field environments. A recombinant inbred line (RIL) population developed from a cross of Bairds with susceptible parent Atred#1 was phenotyped for leaf rust response at Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, during 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 under artificially created epidemics of Puccinia triticina (Pt) race BBG/BP...
December 21, 2016: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943080/kostmann-s-disease-and-hcls1-associated-protein-x-1-hax1
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REVIEW
Christoph Klein
Severe congenital neutropenia (SCN), originally described by the Swedish pediatrician Rolf Kostmann, constitutes a heterogeneous disorder associated with a dramatic decrease of peripheral neutrophil granulocytes. Patients suffer from life-threatening bacterial infections unless treated by recombinant human granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells. This review is focused on the SCN variant caused by mutations in HCLS1 Associated Protein X-1 (HAX1) (SCN3, "Kostmann Disease")...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908965/inf-%C3%AE-encoding-plasmid-administration-triggers-bone-loss-and-disrupts-bone-marrow-microenvironment
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Dimitrios Agas, Guilherme Gusmão Silva, Fulvio Laus, Andrea Marchegiani, Melania Capitani, Cecilia Vullo, Giuseppe Catone, Giovanna Lacava, Antonio Concetti, Luigi Marchetti, Maria Giovanna Sabbieti
IFN-γ is a pleotropic cytokine produced in the bone microenvironment. Although IFN-γ is known to play a critical role on bone remodeling, its function is not fully elucidated. Consistently, outcomes on the effects of IFN-γ recombinant protein on bone loss are contradictory among reports. In our work we explored, for the first time, the role of IFN-γ encoding plasmid (pIFN-γ) in a mouse model of osteopenia induced by ovariectomy and in the sham-operated counterpart to estimate its effects in skeletal homeostasis...
February 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879405/does-citrulline-sit-at-the-nexus-of-metformin-s-pleotropic-effects-on-metabolism-and-mediate-its-salutatory-effects-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
#10
Brian A Irving, Guillaume Spielmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836669/genetic-deletion-of-galectin-3-enhances-neuroinflammation-affects-microglial-activation-and-contributes-to-sub-chronic-injury-in-experimental-neonatal-focal-stroke
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Sophorn Chip, David Fernández-López, Fan Li, Joel Faustino, Nikita Derugin, Zinaida S Vexler
The pathophysiology of neonatal stroke and adult stroke are distinct in many aspects, including the inflammatory response. We previously showed endogenously protective functions of microglial cells in acute neonatal stroke. We asked if galectin-3 (Gal3), a pleotropic molecule that mediates interactions between microglia/macrophages and the extracellular matrix (ECM), plays a role in early injury after transient middle cerebral occlusion (tMCAO) in postnatal day 9-10 mice. Compared to wild type (WT) pups, in Gal3 knockout pups injury was worse and cytokine/chemokine production altered, including further increase of MIP1α and MIP1β levels and reduced IL6 levels 72h after tMCAO...
February 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785114/lipoprotein-apheresis-in-the-management-of-severe-hypercholesterolemia-and-of-elevation-of-lipoprotein-a-current-perspectives-and-patient-selection
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REVIEW
Ulrich Julius
This review reports the current situation with respect to therapeutic options (lifestyle and drugs) reducing the concentrations of atherogenic low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]). Three lipoprotein apheresis (LA) principles have been realized: precipitation, filtration, and adsorption. Available LA methods are herein described in detail - major components, pumps, extracorporeal volume, treated volume, and anticoagulation. General features of all LA methods as well as pleotropic effects are elaborated...
2016: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720306/epigenetic-regulation-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-secretion-by-sphingosine-1-phosphate-s1p-in-acute-lung-injury-role-of-s1p-lyase
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REVIEW
David L Ebenezer, Panfeng Fu, Vidyani Suryadevara, Yutong Zhao, Viswanathan Natarajan
Cellular level of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), the simplest bioactive sphingolipid, is tightly regulated by its synthesis catalyzed by sphingosine kinases (SphKs) 1 & 2 and degradation mediated by S1P phosphatases, lipid phosphate phosphatases, and S1P lyase. The pleotropic actions of S1P are attributed to its unique inside-out (extracellular) signaling via G-protein-coupled S1P1-5 receptors, and intracellular receptor independent signaling. Additionally, S1P generated in the nucleus by nuclear SphK2 modulates HDAC1/2 activity, regulates histone acetylation, and transcription of pro-inflammatory genes...
January 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684953/quantitative-proteomic-profiling-the-molecular-signatures-of-annexin-a5-in-lung-squamous-carcinoma-cells
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Bing Sun, Yuxin Bai, Liyuan Zhang, Linlin Gong, Xiaoyu Qi, Huizhen Li, Faming Wang, Xinming Chi, Yulin Jiang, Shujuan Shao
Lung cancer remains the leading cancer killer around the world. It's crucial to identify newer mechanism-based targets to effectively manage lung cancer. Annexin A5 (ANXA5) is a protein kinase C inhibitory protein and calcium dependent phospholipid-binding protein, which may act as an endogenous regulator of various pathophysiological processes. However, its molecular mechanism in lung cancer remains poorly understood. This study was designed to determine the mechanism of ANXA5 in lung cancer with a hope to obtain useful information to provide a new therapeutic target...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633970/epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-as-therapy-for-diabetic-and-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Mikhail Romashko, Joseph Schragenheim, Nader G Abraham, John A McClung
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Among many potential targets for pharmacological intervention, a promising strategy involves epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) and soluble epoxide hydroxylase (sEH) inhibition. sEH is the enzyme that converts EET to its less potent metabolite; therefore, EET is upregulated by its inhibitor. EET has pleotropic effects that collectively reduce inflammation, while increasing vasodilation and insulin sensitivity. Recent reports indicate that EET agonists and sEH inhibitors are capable of not only reversing endothelial dysfunction and hypertension, but also of reversing cardiac remodeling, which is a hallmark of cardiomyopathy and the metabolic syndrome...
September 12, 2016: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612988/marked-overlap-of-four-genetic-syndromes-with-dyskeratosis-congenita-confounds-clinical-diagnosis
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Amanda J Walne, Laura Collopy, Shirleny Cardoso, Alicia Ellison, Vincent Plagnol, Canan Albayrak, Davut Albayrak, Sara Sebnem Kilic, Turkan Patıroglu, Haluk Akar, Keith Godfrey, Tina Carter, Makia Marafie, Ajay Vora, Mikael Sundin, Thomas Vulliamy, Hemanth Tummala, Inderjeet Dokal
Dyskeratosis congenita is a highly pleotropic genetic disorder. This heterogeneity can lead to difficulties in making an accurate diagnosis and delays in appropriate management. The aim of this study was to determine the underlying genetic basis in patients presenting with features of dyskeratosis congenita and who were negative for mutations in the classical dyskeratosis congenita genes. By whole exome and targeted sequencing, we identified biallelic variants in genes that are not associated with dyskeratosis congenita in 17 individuals from 12 families...
October 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558002/evaluation-of-the-vascular-protective-effects-of-new-oral-anticoagulants-in-high-risk-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-prefer-af-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Jin-Bae Kim, Hyun Jun Joung, Jung Myung Lee, Jong Shin Woo, Woo-Shik Kim, Kwon Sam Kim, Kyung Hye Lee, Weon Kim
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is known to be associated with several pathophysiological mechanisms including endothelial dysfunction of the heart and arterial vessels. Recent evidence suggests that new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) treatment may improve endothelial function and the inflammatory process involved in atherosclerosis in AF patients. This study is designed to determine the efficacy of NOAC therapy in the prevention of endothelial dysfunction and the progression of atherosclerosis of AF subjects...
August 24, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27537208/up-regulation-of-the-large-conductance-ca2-activated-k-channel-by-glycogen-synthase-kinase-gsk3%C3%AE
#18
Myriam Fezai, Musaab Ahmed, Zohreh Hosseinzadeh, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The pleotropic functions of the large conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channels (maxi K+ channel or BK channels) include regulation of neuronal excitation and cell volume. Kinases participating in those functions include the glycogen synthase kinase GSK3 ß which is under negative control of protein kinase B (PKB/Akt). GSK3ß is inhibited by the antidepressant Lithium. The present study thus explored whether GSK3ß modifies the activity of BK channels. METHODS: cRNA encoding the Ca2+ insensitive BK channel mutant BKM513I+Δ899-903 was injected into Xenopus laevis oocytes without or with additional injection of cRNA encoding wild-type GSK3ß, inactive K85RGSK3ß, or wild-type GSK3ß with wild-type PKB...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500129/effect-of-statins-on-the-mortality-of-bacteremic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
#19
Pragya Shrestha, Dilli R Poudel, Ranjan Pathak, Sushil Ghimire, Rashmi Dhital, Madan R Aryal, Maryam Mahmood, Paras Karmacharya
BACKGROUND: Statins modify inflammatory cell signaling during the immune response to infection. This has been considered as a pleotropic effect. Effects of statins in inflammatory conditions such as bacteremia have been found to be controversial. AIMS: We examined the effect of statins on the mortality of bacteremia patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Major databases were searched for the pertinent clinical trials. RESULTS: Six cohort studies comprising 7553 patients were included...
June 2016: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455134/regional-hyperthermia-for-high-risk-soft-tissue-sarcoma-treatment-present-status-and-next-questions
#20
Rolf Issels, Lars H Lindner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent developments of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy treatment strategies for high-risk soft tissue sarcoma (STS) with special emphasis on regional hyperthermia (RHT) are reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: Attempts to improve outcomes using up-front strategies in addition to surgery have essentially focused on neo-adjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy or preoperative radiochemotherapy. Unfortunately, the results are either confounded by retrospective analyses of nonrandomized studies with small sample size or are negative showing no substantial clinical benefit in the few randomized trials...
September 2016: Current Opinion in Oncology
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