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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636612/laminin-211-inhibits-protein-kinase-a-in-schwann-cells-to-modulate-neuregulin-1-type-iii-driven-myelination
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Monica Ghidinelli, Yannick Poitelon, Yoon Kyoung Shin, Dominique Ameroso, Courtney Williamson, Cinzia Ferri, Marta Pellegatta, Kevin Espino, Amit Mogha, Kelly Monk, Paola Podini, Carla Taveggia, Klaus-Armin Nave, Lawrence Wrabetz, Hwan Tae Park, Maria Laura Feltri
Myelin is required for proper nervous system function. Schwann cells in developing nerves depend on extrinsic signals from the axon and from the extracellular matrix to first sort and ensheathe a single axon and then myelinate it. Neuregulin 1 type III (Nrg1III) and laminin α2β1γ1 (Lm211) are the key axonal and matrix signals, respectively, but how their signaling is integrated and if each molecule controls both axonal sorting and myelination is unclear. Here, we use a series of epistasis experiments to show that Lm211 modulates neuregulin signaling to ensure the correct timing and amount of myelination...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624207/identification-of-novel-fibrosis-modifiers-by-in%C3%A2-vivo-sirna-silencing
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Elisabeth H Vollmann, Lizhi Cao, Aldo Amatucci, Taylor Reynolds, Stefan Hamann, Isin Dalkilic-Liddle, Thomas O Cameron, Markus Hossbach, Kevin J Kauffman, Faryal F Mir, Daniel G Anderson, Tatiana Novobrantseva, Victor Koteliansky, Tatiana Kisseleva, David Brenner, Jeremy Duffield, Linda C Burkly
Fibrotic diseases contribute to 45% of deaths in the industrialized world, and therefore a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying tissue fibrosis is sorely needed. We aimed to identify novel modifiers of tissue fibrosis expressed by myofibroblasts and their progenitors in their disease microenvironment through RNA silencing in vivo. We leveraged novel biology, targeting genes upregulated during liver and kidney fibrosis in this cell lineage, and employed small interfering RNA (siRNA)-formulated lipid nanoparticles technology to silence these genes in carbon-tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis in mice...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611210/hb-egf-regulates-prss56-expression-during-mouse-decidualization-via-egfr-erk-egr2-signaling-pathway
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JIe Liu, Fei Gao, Yue-Fang Liu, Hai-Ting Dou, Jia-Qi Yan, Zong-Min Fan, Zeng-Ming Yang
Embryo implantation and decidualization are key steps for successful reproduction. Although numerous factors have been identified to be involved in embryo implantation and decidualization, the mechanisms underlying these processes are still unclear. Based on our preliminary data, Prss56, a trypsin-like serine protease, is strongly expressed at implantation site in mouse uterus. However, the expression, regulation and function of Prss56 during early pregnancy are still unknown. In mouse uterus, Prss56 is strongly expressed in the subluminal stromal cells at implantation site on day 5 of pregnancy compared to inter-implantation site...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601552/deletion-of-p2-promoter-of-gjb1-gene-a-cause-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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R Kulshrestha, S Burton-Jones, T Antoniadi, M Rogers, Z Jaunmuktane, S Brandner, N Kiely, R Manuel, T Willis
X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is the second most common cause of CMT, and is usually caused by mutations in the gap junction protein beta 1 (GJB1) gene. This gene has nerve specific P2 promoter that work synergistically with SOX10 and EGR2 genes to initiate transcription. Mutation in this region is known to cause Schwann cell dysfunction. A single large family of X linked peripheral neuropathy was identified in our practice. Next generation sequencing for targeted panel assay identified an upstream exon-splicing deletion identified extending from nucleotide c...
May 4, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576496/identification-of-zinc-finger-transcription-factor-egr2-as-a-novel-acetylated-protein
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Kota Noritsugu, Akihiro Ito, Yoichi Nakao, Minoru Yoshida
EGR2 is a zinc finger transcription factor that regulates myelination in the peripheral nervous system and T cell anergy. The transcriptional activity of EGR2 is known to be regulated by its co-activators and/or co-repressors. Although the activity of transcription factors is generally regulated not only by interactions with co-regulators but also posttranslational modifications including acetylation, little is known about posttranslational modifications of EGR2. Here we show that EGR2 is a novel acetylated protein...
May 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572627/microrna-150-modulates-intracellular-ca-2-levels-in-na%C3%A3-ve-cd8-t-cells-by-targeting-tmem20
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Tae-Don Kim, Hong-Ryul Jung, Sang-Hwan Seo, Se-Chan Oh, Youngho Ban, Xiaoxia Tan, Jung Min Kim, Sang Hyun Lee, Duk-Su Koh, Haiyoung Jung, Young-Jun Park, Suk Ran Yoon, Junsang Doh, Sang-Jun Ha, Inpyo Choi, Philip D Greenberg
Regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) signaling is a major determinant of CD8(+) T cell responsiveness, but the mechanisms underlying this regulation of Ca(2+) levels, especially in naïve CD8(+) T cells, are not fully defined. Here, we showed that microRNA-150 (miR-150) controls intracellular Ca(2+) levels in naïve CD8(+) T cells required for activation by suppressing TMEM20, a negative regulator of Ca(2+) extrusion. miR-150 deficiency increased TMEM20 expression, which resulted in increased intracellular Ca(2+) levels in naïve CD8(+) T cells...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569789/knockdown-of-mir-128a-induces-lin28a-expression-and-reverts-myeloid-differentiation-blockage-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Luciana De Luca, Stefania Trino, Ilaria Laurenzana, Daniela Tagliaferri, Geppino Falco, Vitina Grieco, Gabriella Bianchino, Filomena Nozza, Valentina Campia, Francesca D'Alessio, Francesco La Rocca, Antonella Caivano, Oreste Villani, Daniela Cilloni, Pellegrino Musto, Luigi Del Vecchio
Lin28A is a highly conserved RNA-binding protein that concurs to control the balance between stemness and differentiation in several tissue lineages. Here, we report the role of miR-128a/Lin28A axis in blocking cell differentiation in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a genetically heterogeneous disease characterized by abnormally controlled proliferation of myeloid progenitor cells accompanied by partial or total inability to undergo terminal differentiation. First, we found Lin28A underexpressed in blast cells from AML patients and AML cell lines as compared with CD34+ normal precursors...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569430/mir-377-regulates-inflammation-and-angiogenesis-in-rats-after-cerebral-ischemic-injury
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Yiling Fan, Shenghao Ding, Yameng Sun, Bing Zhao, Yaohua Pan, Jieqing Wan
Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of disabilities worldwide. MicroRNA-377 (miR-377) plays important roles in ischemic injury. The present study focused on the mechanisms of miR-377 in protecting ischemic brain injury in rats. Cerebral ischemia was induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats. Primary rat microglial cells and brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) were exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD). The concentrations of cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, IFN-γ, TGF-β, MMP2, COX2 and iNOS) in the culture medium were measured by specific ELISA...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558369/long-non-coding-rna-expression-profiling-in-obesity-mice-with-folic-acid-supplement
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Feifei Ma, Wei Li, Renqiao Tang, Zhuo Liu, Shengrong Ouyang, Dingding Cao, Yuanyuan Li, Jianxin Wu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obesity is a major contributor to the growing prevalence of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. This study was designed to investigate the effect of folic acid (FA) on obese mice by detecting the genome-wide expression profile of lncRNAs and mRNAs in the heart. METHODS: Heart samples were collected from mice fed with standard diet (SD), high-fat diet (HFD) and high-fat diet with FA intake (HFDF). LncRNAs and mRNAs between HFD and HFDF group were analyzed by lncRNA microarray...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542387/lncrna-af113014-promotes-the-expression-of-egr2-by-interaction-with-mir-20a-to-inhibit-proliferation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Tao Zeng, Dan Wang, Juan Chen, Yuanyuan Tian, Xuefei Cai, Hong Peng, Liying Zhu, Ailong Huang, Hua Tang
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), tentatively identified as non-protein coding RNA, are transcripts more than 200nt in length and accounting for 98% of the whole genome of human being. Accumulating evidence showed aberrant expressions of lncRNAs are strongly correlated to the development of cancers. In this study, AF113014 is a new lncRNA identified from Microarray. We found AF113014 is differentially expressed between HCC cell lines and normal hepatocytes. Functionally, AF113014 inhibited proliferation of HCC cells both in vitro and in vivo, whereas the opposite effect was observed when AF113014 knockdown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512649/purification-and-characterization-of-schwann-cells-from-adult-human-skin-and-nerve
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Jo Anne Stratton, Ranjan Kumar, Sarthak Sinha, Prajay Shah, Morgan Stykel, Yuval Shapira, Rajiv Midha, Jeff Biernaskie
Despite its modest capacity for regeneration, peripheral nervous system injury often results in significant long-term disability. Supplementing peripheral nervous system injury with autologous Schwann cells (SCs) may serve to rejuvenate the postinjury environment to enhance regeneration and ultimately improve functional outcomes. However, human nerve-derived SC (hN-SC) collection procedures require invasive surgical resection. Here, we describe the characterization of SCs from adult human skin (hSk-SCs) of four male donors ranging between 27 and 46 years old...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511719/interleukin-10-producing-lag3-regulatory-t-cells-are-associated-with-disease-activity-and-abatacept-treatment-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Shinichiro Nakachi, Shuji Sumitomo, Yumi Tsuchida, Haruka Tsuchiya, Masanori Kono, Rika Kato, Keiichi Sakurai, Norio Hanata, Yasuo Nagafuchi, Shoko Tateishi, Hiroko Kanda, Tomohisa Okamura, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Keishi Fujio
BACKGROUND: Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a role in the suppression of inflammation in autoimmune diseases, and lymphocyte activation gene 3 (LAG3) was reported as a marker of interleukin (IL)-10-producing Tregs. We aimed to clarify the function of human IL-10-producing CD4(+)CD25(-)LAG3(+) T cells (LAG3(+) Tregs) and their association with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: LAG3(+) Tregs of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were cultured with B cells and follicular helper T cells to examine antibody suppression effects...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507320/the-microbiome-regulates-amygdala-dependent-fear-recall
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A E Hoban, R M Stilling, G Moloney, F Shanahan, T G Dinan, G Clarke, J F Cryan
The amygdala is a key brain region that is critically involved in the processing and expression of anxiety and fear-related signals. In parallel, a growing number of preclinical and human studies have implicated the microbiome-gut-brain in regulating anxiety and stress-related responses. However, the role of the microbiome in fear-related behaviours is unclear. To this end we investigated the importance of the host microbiome on amygdala-dependent behavioural readouts using the cued fear conditioning paradigm...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487311/egr2-and-3-control-adaptive-immune-responses-by-temporally-uncoupling-expansion-from-t-cell-differentiation
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Tizong Miao, Alistair L J Symonds, Randeep Singh, Janine D Symonds, Ane Ogbe, Becky Omodho, Bo Zhu, Suling Li, Ping Wang
Egr2 and 3 are important for maintaining immune homeostasis. Here we define a fundamental function of Egr2 and 3 operating as a checkpoint that controls the transition between clonal expansion and differentiation of effector T cells. Egr2 and 3 deficiency resulted in defective clonal expansion but hyperactivation and excessive differentiation of T cells in response to viral infection. Conversely, sustained Egr2 expression enhanced expansion but severely impaired effector differentiation. Egr2 bound to and controlled the expression of genes regulating proliferation (Myc and Myb) and differentiation repressors (Bcl6, Id3), while repressing transcription factors required for effector function (Zeb2, RORa, RORc, and Bhlhe40)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485808/influences-of-rfa-combined-with-tace-on-the-hif-1%C3%AE-and-egr-level-of-patients-with-primary-hepatic-carcinoma
#15
G Yuan, C-L Zeng, D-D Zhu, X-J Shi
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the influences of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with hepatic arterial chemoembolization on the expression level of immunity and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF-1a) and early growth response protein2 (EGR2) of patients with hepatocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with primary hepatic carcinoma treated in our hospital from 2011 to 2014 were divided into research group (RFA+TACE) and control group (TACE) according to different therapy methods, with 72 patients in each group...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476932/transcriptional-heterogeneity-of-mast-cells-and-basophils-upon-activation
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Krishan D Chhiba, Chia-Lin Hsu, Sergejs Berdnikovs, Paul J Bryce
Mast cells and basophils are developmentally related cells whose activation is a hallmark of allergy. Functionally, mast cells and basophils overlap in their ability to produce several mediators, including histamine and granule proteases, but studies have increasingly demonstrated nonredundant roles. To characterize the transcriptional heterogeneity of mast cells and basophils upon their activation, we performed large-scale comparative microarrays of murine bone marrow-derived mast cells and bone marrow-derived basophils (BMBs) at rest, upon an adaptive-type activation (IgE cross-linking), or upon an innate-type activation (IL-33 stimulation)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467369/developmental-control-of-nramp1-slc11a1-expression-in-professional-phagocytes
#17
Mathieu F M Cellier
NRAMP1 (SLC11A1) is a professional phagocyte membrane importer of divalent metals that contributes to iron recycling at homeostasis and to nutritional immunity against infection. Analyses of data generated by several consortia and additional studies were integrated to hypothesize mechanisms restricting NRAMP1 expression to mature phagocytes. Results from various epigenetic and transcriptomic approaches were collected for mesodermal and hematopoietic cell types and compiled for combined analysis with results of genetic studies associating single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with variations in NRAMP1 expression (eQTLs)...
May 3, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455436/egr2-and-3-inhibit-t-bet-mediated-ifn-%C3%AE-production-in-t-cells
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Randeep Singh, Tizong Miao, Alistair L J Symonds, Becky Omodho, Suling Li, Ping Wang
T-bet is important for differentiation of cytotoxic CD8 and Th1 CD4 T cells. We have discovered that Egr2 and 3 are potent inhibitors of T-bet function in CD4 and CD8 effector T cells. Egr2 and 3 were essential to suppress Th1 differentiation in Th2 and Th17 conditions in vitro and also to control IFN-γ-producing CD4 and CD8 T cells in response to virus infection. Together with Egr2 and 3, T-bet is induced in naive T cells by Ag stimulation, but Egr2 and 3 expression was inhibited by Th1-inducing cytokines...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454334/taxotere-induced-elevated-expression-of-il8-in-carcinoma-associated-fibroblasts-of-breast-invasive-ductal-cancer
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Yingliang Li, Guohua Rong, Hua Kang
Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor in women worldwide, and accounts for an estimated 29% of new cases and 15% of cancer-associated mortalities each year. Invasive ductal carcinoma represents 70-80% of all breast cancer cases, which are responsible for the majority of breast cancer fatalities. Though great progress has been made in understanding the tumorigenesis and development of breast cancer, problems surrounding treatment persist. It was previously reported that carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) may be closely associated with chemotherapy resistance...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438671/alkaline-ph-induces-irr-mediated-phosphorylation-of-irs-1-and-actin-cytoskeleton-remodeling-in-a-pancreatic-beta-cell-line
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Igor E Deyev, Nadezhda V Popova, Oxana V Serova, Svetlana V Zhenilo, Marì Regoli, Eugenio Bertelli, Alexander G Petrenko
Secretion of mildly alkaline (pH 8.0-8.5) juice to intestines is one of the key functions of the pancreas. Recent reports indicate that the pancreatic duct system containing the alkaline juice may adjoin the endocrine cells of pancreatic islets. We have previously identified the insulin receptor-related receptor (IRR) that is expressed in islets as a sensor of mildly alkaline extracellular media. In this study, we show that those islet cells that are in contact with the excretory ducts are also IRR-expressing cells...
April 21, 2017: Biochimie
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