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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651122/activation-of-irf3-contributes-to-ifn-%C3%AE-and-isg54-expression-during-the-immune-responses-to-b16f10-tumor-growth
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Zachary Guinn, Deborah M Brown, Thomas M Petro
Interferon Regulatory Factor (IRF-3) has been shown to contribute to immune control of B16 melanoma tumor growth. We have shown previously that IRF-3 has a role in IFN-γ-induced expression of pro-apoptotic interferon stimulated gene 54 (ISG54) in macrophages and IFN-γ in T cells. To investigate the IRF3-IFN-γ-ISG54 nexus, we injected C57Bl/6 (B6) and IRF3KO mice s.c. with luciferase-producing B16-F10 tumor cells. Tumor growth as measured by luciferase levels was similar between B6 and IRF3KO mice at days 2 and 6, but was significantly greater at day 9 in IRF3KO mice compared with B6 mice...
June 23, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650973/interferon-signaling-in-peromyscus-leucopus-confers-a-potent-and-specific-restriction-to-vector-borne-flaviviruses
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Adaeze O Izuogu, Kristin L McNally, Stephen E Harris, Brian H Youseff, John B Presloid, Christopher Burlak, Jason Munshi-South, Sonja M Best, R Travis Taylor
Tick-borne flaviviruses (TBFVs), including Powassan virus and tick-borne encephalitis virus cause encephalitis or hemorrhagic fevers in humans with case-fatality rates ranging from 1-30%. Despite severe disease in humans, TBFV infection of natural rodent hosts has little noticeable effect. Currently, the basis for resistance to disease is not known. We hypothesize that the coevolution of flaviviruses with their respective hosts has shaped the evolution of potent antiviral factors that suppress virus replication and protect the host from lethal infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650234/antinociceptive-and-respiratory-effects-following-application-of-transdermal-fentanyl-patches-and-assessment-of-brain-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-mrna-expression-in-ball-pythons
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Rima J Kharbush, Allison Gutwillig, Kate E Hartzler, Rebecca S Kimyon, Alyssa N Gardner, Andrew D Abbott, Sherry K Cox, Jyoti J Watters, Kurt K Sladky, Stephen M Johnson
OBJECTIVE To quantify plasma fentanyl concentrations (PFCs) and evaluate antinociceptive and respiratory effects following application of transdermal fentanyl patches (TFPs) and assess cerebrospinal μ-opioid receptor mRNA expression in ball pythons (compared with findings in turtles). ANIMALS 44 ball pythons (Python regius) and 10 turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans). PROCEDURES To administer 3 or 12 μg of fentanyl/h, a quarter or whole TFP (TFP-3 and TFP-12, respectively) was used. At intervals after TFP-12 application in snakes, PFCs were measured by reverse-phase high-pressure liquid chromatography...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649251/cocoa-and-dark-chocolate-polyphenols-from-biology-to-clinical-applications
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Thea Magrone, Matteo Antonio Russo, Emilio Jirillo
It is well known that cocoa and dark chocolate possess polyphenols as major constituents whose dietary consumption has been associated to beneficial effects. In fact, cocoa and dark chocolate polyphenols exert antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities switching on some important signaling pathways such as toll-like receptor 4/nuclear factor κB/signal transducer and activator of transcription. In particular, cocoa polyphenols induce release of nitric oxide (NO) through activation of endothelial NO synthase which, in turn, accounts for vasodilation and cardioprotective effects...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649092/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-is-a-potential-tumour-suppressor-in-pituitary-adenomas
#5
Robert Formosa, Joseph Borg, Josanne Vassallo
Pituitary adenomas (PA) represent the largest group of intracranial neoplasms, yet the molecular mechanisms driving this disease remain largely unknown. The aim of this study was to use high-throughput screening to identify molecular pathways that may be playing a significant and consistent role in PA. RNA profiling using microarrays on eight local PAs identified the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) signalling pathway as a key canonical pathway down-regulated in all PA types. This was confirmed by qPCR in 31 tumours...
June 25, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648996/rnai-knock-down-of-the-bemisia-tabaci-toll-gene-bttoll-increases-mortality-after-challenge-with-destruxin-a
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Can Zhang, Shao-Qiao Yan, Bin-Bin Shen, Shaukat Ali, Xing-Min Wang, Feng-Liang Jin, Andrew G S Cuthbertson, Bao-Li Qiu
Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Middle East-Asia Minor 1 (MEAM1) is a well known invasive insect species. Little information is available on immune system of B. tabaci to date. In this study, one of the Toll-like receptors (TLR; namely BtToll) was cloned in MEAM1 B. tabaci which contains an open reading frame of 3153bp, encoding putative 1050 amino acids. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that BtToll is highly identitical with other members of the TLR family. Transcripts of BtToll detected through qRT-PCR were expressed in all developmental stages of B...
June 22, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648842/pnrc2-regulates-3-utr-mediated-decay-of-segmentation-clock-associated-transcripts-during-zebrafish-segmentation
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Thomas L Gallagher, Kiel T Tietz, Zachary T Morrow, Jasmine M McCammon, Michael L Goldrich, Nicolas L Derr, Sharon L Amacher
Vertebrate segmentation is controlled by the segmentation clock, a molecular oscillator that regulates gene expression and cycles rapidly. The expression of many genes oscillates during segmentation, including hairy/Enhancer of split-related (her or Hes) genes, which encode transcriptional repressors that auto-inhibit their own expression, and deltaC (dlc), which encodes a Notch ligand. We previously identified the tortuga (tor) locus in a zebrafish forward genetic screen for genes involved in cyclic transcript regulation and showed that cyclic transcripts accumulate post-splicing in tor mutants...
June 22, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648760/corneal-endothelial-cells-activate-innate-and-acquired-arm-of-anti-viral-responses-after-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Dai Miyazaki, Ryu Uotani, Michiko Inoue, Tomoko Haruki, Yumiko Shimizu, Keiko Yakura, Satoru Yamagami, Tatsuo Suzutani, Mayumi Hosogai, Hiroki Isomura, Yoshitsugu Inoue
Infection of the corneal endothelial cells by human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an important cause of corneal endotheliitis. CMV endotheliitis is difficult to completely cure and relapses are frequent. This can cause blinding corneal bullous keratopathy. However, the pathogenesis of CMV endotheliitis remains undetermined. To understand the immunopathology of endotheliitis, we examined how corneal endothelial cells prime the anti-viral immunity after CMV infection based on global transcriptional responses. To accomplish this, human corneal endothelial (HCEn) cells were infected with CMV, and the global transcriptional responses were determined by microarray analyses for primary anti-viral responses using network analysis...
June 22, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648678/single-plane-illumination-microscopy-as-a-tool-for-studying-nucleome-dynamics
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Jörg Langowski
Single plane illumination microscopy (SPIM) is a new optical method that has become extremely important in recent years. It is based on the formation of a "light slice" in the specimen in which fluorescently tagged molecules are observed. The spatial resolution is close to that of confocal optics, but without the disadvantages inherent to scanning or high laser irradiation doses. A recent development is light sheet fluctuation microscopy, which exploits the dynamic information contained in the fluorescence intensity fluctuations of each image pixel...
June 22, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648507/resistance-to-thyrotropin
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REVIEW
Helmut Grasberger, Samuel Refetoff
Resistance to thyrotropin (RTSH) is broadly defined as reduced sensitivity of thyroid follicle cells to stimulation by biologically active TSH due to genetic defects. Affected individuals have elevated serum TSH in the absence of goiter, with the severity ranging from nongoitrous isolated hyperthyrotropinemia to severe congenital hypothyroidism with thyroid hypoplasia. Conceptually, defects leading to RTSH impair both aspects of TSH-mediated action, namely thyroid hormone synthesis and gland growth. These include inactivating mutations in the genes encoding the TSH receptor and the PAX8 transcription factor...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648459/acute-liver-failure-is-associated-with-altered-cerebral-expression-profiles-of-long-non-coding-rnas
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Vinícius R Silva, Rodrigo Secolin, Raghu Vemuganti, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Alan S Hazell
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) represents a serious complication of acute liver failure (ALF) in which cerebral edema leading to brainstem herniation as a result of increased intracranial hypertension is a major consequence. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a significant role in coordinating gene expression, with recent studies indicating an influence in the pathogenesis of several diseases. To investigate their involvement in the cerebral pathophysiology of ALF, we profiled the expression of lncRNAs in the frontal cortex of mice at coma stage following treatment with the hepatotoxin azoxymethane...
June 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647832/genetic-dissection-of-adventitious-shoot-regeneration-in-roses-by-employing-genome-wide-association-studies
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Thi Hong Nhung Nguyen, Dietmar Schulz, Traud Winkelmann, Thomas Debener
We analysed the capacity to regenerate adventitious shoots in 96 rose genotypes and found 88 SNP markers associated with QTLs, some of which are derived from candidate genes for shoot regeneration. In an association panel of 96 rose genotypes previously analysed for petal colour, we conducted a genome-wide association study on the capacity of leaf petioles for direct shoot regeneration. Shoot regeneration rate and shoot ratio (number of shoots/total number of explants) were used as phenotypic descriptors for regeneration capacity...
June 24, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647817/molecular-characterization-of-the-cd79a-and-cd79b-and-its-role-against-aeromonas-hydrophila-infection-in-chinese-sucker-myxocyprinus-asiaticus
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Huan Li, Yujin Li, Xiaoping Zhang, Yafeng Wang, Wufeng Zhang, Xia Wu, Zhijian Wang
CD79a and CD79b heterodimers are the important signaling components of B cell receptor (BCR) complex which plays a crucial role in B cell development and antibody production. In the present study, CD79a and CD79b homologues from Chinese sucker (Myxocyprinus asiaticus), namely MaCD79a and MaCD79b, were identified and their expression at early developmental stages and under constitutive and stimulated conditions were investigated. The cDNA sequences for MaCD79a and MaCD79b contained open reading frame of 678 and 636 bp in length for 225 and 211 amino acid residues, respectively...
June 25, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647405/docosahexaenoic-acid-promotes-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-via-ppar-%C3%AE-signalling-and-prevents-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-dependent-maturational-arrest
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A Bernardo, M L Giammarco, C De Nuccio, M A Ajmone-Cat, S Visentin, R De Simone, L Minghetti
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential omega-3 fatty acid known to be neuroprotective in several models of human diseases, including multiple sclerosis. The protective effects of DHA are largely attributed to its ability to interfere with the activity of transcription factors controlling immune and inflammatory responses, including the agonist-dependent transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ). In this study, we used primary oligodendrocyte progenitor (OP) cultures from neonatal rat brain to investigate whether DHA could influence OP maturation and directly promote myelination, as previously reported for selective PPAR-γ agonists...
June 21, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647365/conjugated-linoleic-acid-prevents-age-induced-bone-loss-in-mice-by-regulating-both-osteoblastogenesis-and-adipogenesis
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Guanlin Lin, Huan Wang, Jun Dai, Xiao Li, Ming Guan, Shutao Gao, Qing Ding, Huaixi Wang, Huang Fang
Osteoporosis (OP) can increase the risk of bone fracture and other complications, which is a major clinical problem. Previous researches have revealed that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can promote the bone formation. But the mechanisms are not clear. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that CLA acts on bone formation might be via mTOR Complex1 (mTORC 1) pathway by in vitro and vivo assays. We studied the effect of CLA mix on MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblasts differentiation into osteoblasts, and bone formation under osteoporotic conditions...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646209/upregulation-of-circulating-microrna-134-in-adult-onset-still-s-disease-and-its-use-as-potential-biomarker
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Tsai-Ling Liao, Yi-Ming Chen, Chia-Wei Hsieh, Hsin-Hua Chen, Hsiu-Chin Lee, Wei-Ting Hung, Kuo-Tung Tang, Der-Yuan Chen
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a multi-systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. To date, no single diagnostic test is available for AOSD. Herein, we investigated the pathogenic role of microRNAs in AOSD. MicroRNA profiles in plasma from AOSD patients and healthy controls were analyzed by microarray analysis, followed by quantitative reverse transcription PCR validation. The biological functions of microRNAs were evaluated using in vitro cell-based assay. Among the differentially expressed microRNAs, microRNA-134 (miR-134) expression was positively correlated with AOSD activity scores and significantly decreased after effective treatment...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646191/prednisolone-induces-apoptosis-in-corneal-epithelial-cells-through-the-intrinsic-pathway
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Jin Suk Ryu, Jung Hwa Ko, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee, Joo Youn Oh
Glucocorticoid eye drops are one of the most widely used medications in ophthalmology. However, little is known about the effects of glucocorticoids on corneal epithelial cells that are directly exposed to topically-administered glucocorticoids. Here we investigated the effects of prednisolone, a synthetic glucocorticoid analogue frequently used in the clinic, on corneal epithelial cells. Results showed that prednisolone decreased survival of corneal epithelial cells by inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646122/nintedanib-a-triple-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Feng Liu, Li Wang, Hualin Qi, Jun Wang, Wei Jiang, Yi Wang, Liuqing Xu, Na Liu, Shougang Zhuang
<span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">Nintedanib (BIBF1120) is a triple kinase inhibitor</span><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"> of </span><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">platelet derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR)</span><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">, </span><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)</span><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"> and Src family kinase, </span><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">that has recently been approved by FDA to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646117/cyclin-dependent-kinase-9-is-a-novel-specific-molecular-target-in-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma
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Tomoko Narita, Takashi Ishida, Asahi Ito, Ayako Masaki, Shiori Kinoshita, Susumu Suzuki, Hisashi Takino, Takashi Yoshida, Masaki Ri, Shigeru Kusumoto, Hirokazu Komatsu, Kazunori Imada, Yuetsu Tanaka, Takaori-Kondo Akifumi, Hiroshi Inagaki, Arne Scholz, Philip Lienau, Taruho Kuroda, Ryuzo Ueda, Shinsuke Iida
Cyclin-dependent kinase 9 (CDK9), a subunit of the positive transcription elongation factor b (P-TEFb) complex, regulates gene transcription elongation by phosphorylating the carboxy-terminal domain (CTD) of RNA polymerase II (RNAPII).  The deregulation of CDK9/P-TEFb has important implications for many cancer types.  BAY 1143572 is a novel and highly selective CDK9/P-TEFb inhibitor currently being investigated in phase I studies. We evaluated the therapeutic potential of BAY 1143572 in adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL)...
June 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646091/stress-specific-p38-map-kinase-activation-is-sufficient-to-drive-egf-receptor-endocytosis-but-not-nuclear-translocation
#20
Alejandra Tomas, Sylwia Jones, Simon O Vaughan, Daniel Hochhauser, Clare E Futter
P38 MAP kinase-dependent EGF receptor (EGFR) endocytosis is induced by stress. Ligand and stresses like X-rays, reportedly promote nuclear traffic of endocytosed EGFR for regulation of gene transcription and DNA repair. We fail to detect EGFR endocytosis or nuclear transport following X-ray treatment of HeLa or head and neck cancer cells, despite extensive DNA damage induction. Apparent nuclear staining with EGFR extracellular domain antibody remained present despite reduced/absent EGFR expression and so did not represent nuclear EGFR...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
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