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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145495/regulatory-mechanism-of-ccn2-production-by-serotonin-5-ht-via-5-ht2a-and-5-ht2b-receptors-in-chondrocytes
#1
Ayaka Hori, Takashi Nishida, Shogo Takashiba, Satoshi Kubota, Masaharu Takigawa
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine: 5-HT) is recognized as a neurotransmitter in the central nerve system and as a regulator of systemic blood pressure in the peripheral tissues. Recently, it was reported that 5-HT2 receptors (5-HT2Rs) were expressed in cartilage tissues lacking both vessels and neurons, suggesting possible novel functions of 5-HT during cartilage development and regeneration. Our previous data indicated that CCN family protein 2/connective tissue growth factor (CCN2/CTGF) plays a central role in cartilage development and regeneration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145394/unc-16-jip3-regulates-early-events-in-synaptic-vesicle-protein-trafficking-via-lrk-1-lrrk2-and-ap-complexes
#2
Bikash Choudhary, Madhushree Kamak, Neena Ratnakaran, Jitendra Kumar, Anjali Awasthi, Chun Li, Ken Nguyen, Kunihiro Matsumoto, Naoki Hisamoto, Sandhya P Koushika
JIP3/UNC-16/dSYD is a MAPK-scaffolding protein with roles in protein trafficking. We show that it is present on the Golgi and is necessary for the polarized distribution of synaptic vesicle proteins (SVPs) and dendritic proteins in neurons. UNC-16 excludes Golgi enzymes from SVP transport carriers and facilitates inclusion of specific SVPs into the same transport carrier. The SVP trafficking roles of UNC-16 are mediated through LRK-1, whose localization to the Golgi is reduced in unc-16 animals. UNC-16, through LRK-1, also enables Golgi-localization of the μ-subunit of the AP-1 complex...
November 16, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145252/identifications-of-potential-therapeutic-targets-and-drugs-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension
#3
Xiaoli Wu, Ruihua Fan
This study aimed to identify the underlying therapeutic targets of angiotensin II (AngII)-induced hypertension, and screen the related drugs.The gene expression profiles of GSE93579 and GSE75815 were used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between AngII-induced hypertension and control samples based on meta-analysis. These DEGs were analyzed using Gene-Ontology (GO) function and pathway enrichment methods. Subsequently, the weighed gene coexpression network analysis (WGCNA)-based meta-analysis was applied to determine transcriptional signature with DEGs...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145206/microrna-expression-profiling-of-pancreatic-cancer-cell-line-l3-6p1-following-b7-h4-knockdown
#4
Yun Qian, Limin Feng, Weigen Wu, Tianhao Weng, Chenyu Hu, Bo Hong, Frederick X C Wang, Lingwei Shen, Qi Wang, Xin Jin, Hangping Yao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Co-stimulating molecule B7-H4 regulates T cell-mediated immune responses, participates in tumor immune escape, and promotes the proliferation and metastasis of pancreatic cancer cells. However, the specific mechanisms are unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) participated in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer. METHODS: In this study, a microarray technique was used to screen B7-H4-related differentially expressed miRNAs in a pancreatic cancer cell line find those associated with pancreatic cancer...
November 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143973/effects-of-microrna-24-targeting-c-myc-on-apoptosis-proliferation-and-cytokine-expressions-in-chondrocytes-of-rats-with-osteoarthritis-via-mapk-signaling-pathway
#5
Yuan-Hao Wu, Wei Liu, Lei Zhang, Xiao-Ya Liu, Yi Wang, Bin Xue, Bin Liu, Ran Duan, Bo Zhang, Yang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether microRNA-24 (miR-24) targeting C-myc affects chondrocytes of rats with osteoarthritis (OA) via the MAPK signaling pathway. METHODS: Thirty rats were assigned as a sham group and an OA group (established as OA rat models by cutting the anterior cruciate ligaments and removing 1/3 medial meniscus). TUNEL staining and immunohistochemistry were conducted for cell apoptosis index (AI) and positive expression rate of C-myc protein. Enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA) was carried out for serum level of IL-1β and TNF-α...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142417/inhibition-of-phosphorylated-c-jun-nh-2-terminal-kinase-by-2-4-dihydroxy-6-methoxy-3-5-dimethylchalcone-isolated-from-eugenia-aquea-burm-f-leaves-in-jurkat-t-cells
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Melisa I Barliana, Ajeng Diantini, Anas Subarnas, Rizky Abdulah, Takashi Izumi
Background: Indonesian medicinal plants have been used for their anticancer activity for decades. However, the therapeutic effects of medicinal plants have not been fully examined scientifically. As cancer is a major health problem worldwide, searching for a new anticancer compound has attracted considerable attention. Our previous study found that 2',4'-dihydroxy-6-methoxy-3,5-dimethylchalcone, an active compound isolated from leaves of Indonesian medicinal plants Eugenia aquea Burm f...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142206/egfr-conjunct-fscn1-as-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#7
Chao-Qun Wang, Yang Li, Bi-Fei Huang, Yong-Ming Zhao, Hui Yuan, Dongfang Guo, Chen-Ming Su, Gui-Nv Hu, Qian Wang, Tengyun Long, Yan Wang, Chih-Hsin Tang, Xiaoni Li
Emerging evidence indicates that Fascin-1 (FSCN1) may possess a causal role in the development of several types of cancers and serves as a novel biomarker of aggressiveness in certain carcinomas. However, the regulatory mechanism of FSCN1 in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell invasion and migration is still largely unknown. In our study, we observed that the FSCN1 expression rates were significantly higher in invasive ductal carcinoma, compared with both usual ductal hyperplasia and ductal carcinoma in situ...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141697/microarray-expression-profile-of-lncrnas-and-mrnas-in-the-placenta-of-non-diabetic-macrosomia
#8
G Y Song, Q Na, D Wang, C Qiao
Macrosomia, not only is closely associated with short-term, birth-related problems, but also has long-term consequences for the offspring. We investigated the expression of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) in the placenta of macrosomia births using a microarray profile. The data showed that 2929 lncRNAs and 4574 mRNAs were upregulated in the placenta of macrosomia births compared with the normal birth weight group (fold change ⩾2.0, P<0.05), and 2127 lncRNAs and 2511 mRNAs were downregulated (fold change ⩾2...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141672/a-novel-git2-braf-fusion-in-pilocytic-astrocytoma
#9
Jeffrey Helgager, Hart G Lidov, Navin R Mahadevan, Mark W Kieran, Keith L Ligon, Sanda Alexandrescu
BACKGROUND: KIAA1549-BRAF fusion is the most common genetic event in pilocytic astrocytoma (PA), and leads to activation of the mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway. Fusions of BRAF with other partner genes, as well as other genetic alterations not involving BRAF but also leading to MAPK pathway activation have been described rarely. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a new fusion partner in the low-grade glioma of a 10-year-old male, who presented with headaches and recent episodes of seizures...
November 15, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141644/lipopolysaccharide-pretreatment-increases-protease-activated-receptor-2-expression-and-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-secretion-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
#10
Hung-Hsing Chao, Po-Yuan Chen, Wen-Rui Hao, Wei-Ping Chiang, Tzu-Hurng Cheng, Shih-Hurng Loh, Yuk-Man Leung, Ju-Chi Liu, Jin-Jer Chen, Li-Chin Sung
BACKGROUND: This study investigated whether lipopolysaccharide (LPS) increase protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) expression and enhance the association between PAR-2 expression and chemokine production in human vascular endothelial cells (ECs). METHODS: The morphology of ECs was observed through microphotography in cultured human umbilical vein ECs (EA. hy926 cells) treated with various LPS concentrations (0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, and 2 μg/mL) for 24 h, and cell viability was assessed using the MTT assay...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141367/-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-neural-stem-cells-induced-by-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-signal-pathway
#11
S Q Chen, M Huang, C L Liu, Y Y Shen, Q Cai, P J Wang
Objective: To investigate the mechanism of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) promoting induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to differentiate into neural stem cells (NSCs) via Wnt/β-catenin and extracellular signal-regulated kinase/mitogen-activated protein kinases (ERK/MAPK) signal pathways. Methods: iPSCs were cultured and identified. The iPSCs were induced to differentiate into NSCs by BDNF and retinoic acid (RA). Nestin was detected by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry after iPSCs differentiated...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141224/genetic-and-genomic-characterization-of-462-melanoma-patient-derived-xenografts-tumor-biopsies-and-cell-lines
#12
Bradley Garman, Ioannis N Anastopoulos, Clemens Krepler, Patricia Brafford, Katrin Sproesser, Yuchao Jiang, Bradley Wubbenhorst, Ravi Amaravadi, Joseph Bennett, Marilda Beqiri, David Elder, Keith T Flaherty, Dennie T Frederick, Tara C Gangadhar, Michael Guarino, David Hoon, Giorgos Karakousis, Qin Liu, Nandita Mitra, Nicholas J Petrelli, Lynn Schuchter, Batool Shannan, Carol L Shields, Jennifer Wargo, Brandon Wenz, Melissa A Wilson, Min Xiao, Wei Xu, Xaiowei Xu, Xiangfan Yin, Nancy R Zhang, Michael A Davies, Meenhard Herlyn, Katherine L Nathanson
Tumor-sequencing studies have revealed the widespread genetic diversity of melanoma. Sequencing of 108 genes previously implicated in melanomagenesis was performed on 462 patient-derived xenografts (PDXs), cell lines, and tumors to identify mutational and copy number aberrations. Samples came from 371 unique individuals: 263 were naive to treatment, and 108 were previously treated with targeted therapy (34), immunotherapy (54), or both (20). Models of all previously reported major melanoma subtypes (BRAF, NRAS, NF1, KIT, and WT/WT/WT) were identified...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141196/asic2a-overexpression-enhances-the-protective-effect-of-pctx1-and-apetx2-against-acidosis-induced-articular-chondrocyte-apoptosis-and-cytotoxicity
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Ren-Peng Zhou, Wen-Lin Ni, Bei-Bei Dai, Xiao-Shan Wu, Zhi-Sen Wang, Ya-Ya Xie, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Wei-Jie Yang, Jin-Fang Ge, Wei Hu, Fei-Hu Chen
Acid hydrarthrosis is another important pathological character in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) plays a destructive role in acidosis-induced articular chondrocyte cytotoxicity. Recently, ASIC2a has been reported to possess neuroprotective effect on acidosis-induced injury of neuronal cells. However, whether ASIC2a has an enhanced effect on the protective effect of blocking ASIC1a and ASIC3 against acid-induced chondrocyte apoptosis is still unclear. The aim of present study was to investigate the chondroprotective effect of ASIC2a with PcTx1 (ASIC1a specific blocker) and APETx2 (ASIC3 specific blocker) on acidosis-induced chondrocyte apoptosis...
November 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141025/suppression-of-inflammatory-and-infection-responses-in-lung-macrophages-by-eucalyptus-oil-and-its-constituent-1-8-cineole-role-of-pattern-recognition-receptors-trem-1-and-nlrp3-the-map-kinase-regulator-mkp-1-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#14
Niket Yadav, Harish Chandra
Eucalyptus oil (EO) used in traditional medicine continues to prove useful for aroma therapy in respiratory ailments; however, there is a paucity of information on its mechanism of action and active components. In this direction, we investigated EO and its dominant constituent 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) using the murine lung alveolar macrophage (AM) cell line MH-S. In an LPS-induced AM inflammation model, pre-treatment with EO significantly reduced (P ≤0.01or 0.05) the pro-inflammatory mediators TNF-α, IL-1 (α and β), and NO, albeit at a variable rate and extent; 1,8-cineole diminished IL-1 and IL-6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140787/tgf-%C3%AE-requires-the-activation-of-canonical-and-non-canonical-signalling-pathways-to-induce-skeletal-muscle-atrophy
#15
Johanna Ábrigo, Fabian Campos, Felipe Simon, Claudia Riedel, Daniel Cabrera, Cristian Vilos, Claudio Cabello-Verrugio
The transforming growth factor type beta (TGF-β) induces skeletal muscle atrophy characterized by a decrease in fiber's diameter and levels of myosin heavy chain (MHC), also as an increase of MuRF-1 expression. In addition, TGF-β induces muscle atrophy by a mechanism dependent on reactive oxygen species (ROS). TGF-β signals by activating both canonical Smad-dependent, and non-canonical signalling pathways such as ERK1/2, JNK1/2, and p38 MAPKs. However, the participation of canonical and non-canonical signalling pathways in the TGF-β atrophic effect on skeletal muscle is unknown...
August 28, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140446/up-regulation-of-mpk4-increases-the-feeding-efficiency-of-the-green-peach-aphid-under-elevated-co2-in-nicotiana-attenuata
#16
Huijuan Guo, Xinhong Peng, Liyuan Gu, Jianqiang Wu, Feng Ge, Yucheng Sun
Previous research has shown that elevated CO2 reduces plant resistance against insects and enhances the water use efficiency of C3 plants, which improves the feeding efficiency of aphids. Although plant mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are known to regulate water relations and phytohormone-mediated resistance, little is known about the effect of elevated CO2 on MAPKs and the cascading effects on aphids. By using stably transformed Nicotiana attenuata plants silenced in MPK4, wound-induced protein kinase (WIPK), or salicylic acid-induced protein kinase (SIPK), we determined the functions of MAPKs in plant-aphid interactions and their responses to elevated CO2...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140163/hsp70s-enhance-a-phytophthora-infestans-effector-induced-cell-death-via-a-mapk-cascade-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
#17
Joohyun Lee, So Eui Lee, SooHyun Oh, Eunyoung Seo, Doil Choi
A destructive pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, secretes hundreds of effectors for successful survival in its host plants. The effectors modulate plant defense system at diverse cellular compartments to take an advantage of pathogen survivals. There were a few researches shown the mode-of-action of each effectors and their interacting proteins in plant cells. Here, we investigated the mode-of-action of a P. infestans effector, Pi23226, which induces cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana. To identify its host factors, we performed co-immunoprecipitation and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and selected members of HSP70 as candidates...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139546/up-regulation-of-pyk2-pkc%C3%AE-dependent-ho-1-by-co-releasing-molecule-corm-2-attenuates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-lung-inflammation
#18
Chih-Chung Lin, Yu-Ching Chiang, Rou-Ling Cho, Wei-Ning Lin, Chien-Chung Yang, Li-Der Hsiao, Chuen-Mao Yang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) could provide cytoprotection against various inflammatory diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-2 (CORM-2)-induced HO-1 expression protecting against TNF-α-induced inflammatory responses in human pulmonary alveolar epithelial cells (HPAEpiCs) remain unknown. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: CORM-2-induced HO-1 protein and mRNA expression, and signaling pathways were determined by Western blot and real-time PCR, coupled using respective pharmacological inhibitors or transfection with siRNAs...
November 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138815/curcumin-reverses-tobacco-smoke%C3%A2-induced-epithelial%C3%A2-mesenchymal-transition-by-suppressing-the-mapk-pathway-in-the-lungs-of-mice
#19
Zhaofeng Liang, Rui Wu, Wei Xie, Mingming Zhu, Chunfeng Xie, Xiaoting Li, Jianyun Zhu, Weiwei Zhu, Jieshu Wu, Shanshan Geng, Wenrong Xu, Caiyun Zhong, Hongyu Han
Tobacco smoke is a major risk factor for lung cancer. Epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) is decisive in cancer invasion and metastasis, and therefore promotes cancer progression. Mitogen‑activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways are implicated in various aspects of cancer development and progression, including the EMT process. The chemopreventive effect of curcumin on carcinogenesis has been reported in vivo and in vitro. The present study investigated tobacco smoke‑induced alterations in the MAPK/activator protein‑1 (AP‑1) pathways, and pulmonary EMT changes in the lungs of mice, and further observed the chemopreventive effect of curcumin...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138812/expression-and-regulation-of-the-erk1-2-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathways-in-periodontal-tissue-remodeling-of-orthodontic-tooth-movement
#20
Liping Jiang, Zhen Tang
The present study aimed to investigate the expression and regulation of extracellular signal‑regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 and p38 mitogen‑activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways in periodontal tissue remodeling of orthodontic tooth movement. Sprague Dawley rats with orthodontic tooth movement were generated. After tension stress for 1, 3, 5, 7 and 14 days, the protein and mRNA expression levels of ERK1/2 and p38 in periodontal tissue were determined by western blotting and reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR), respectively...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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