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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320822/characterization-of-e3-ligases-involved-in-lysosomal-sorting-of-the-hiv-1-restriction-factor-bst2
#1
Nicolas Roy, Grégory Pacini, Clarisse Berlioz-Torrent, Katy Janvier
The cellular protein BST2/ Tetherin acts as a major intrinsic antiviral protein that prevents the release of enveloped viruses by trapping nascent viral particles at the surface of infected cells. Viruses have evolved specific strategies to displace BST2 from viral budding sites in order to promote virus egress. In HIV-1, the accessory protein Vpu counters BST2 antiviral activity and promotes sorting of BST2 for lysosomal degradation. Vpu increases poly-ubiquitination of BST2 through recruitment of the E3 ligase complex SCF adaptor β-TrCP, a post translation modification required for Vpu-induced BST2 down-regulation...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317845/dna-damage-during-s-phase-mediates-the-proliferation-quiescence-decision-in-the-subsequent-g1-via-p21-expression
#2
Alexis R Barr, Samuel Cooper, Frank S Heldt, Francesca Butera, Henriette Stoy, Jörg Mansfeld, Béla Novák, Chris Bakal
Following DNA damage caused by exogenous sources, such as ionizing radiation, the tumour suppressor p53 mediates cell cycle arrest via expression of the CDK inhibitor, p21. However, the role of p21 in maintaining genomic stability in the absence of exogenous DNA-damaging agents is unclear. Here, using live single-cell measurements of p21 protein in proliferating cultures, we show that naturally occurring DNA damage incurred over S-phase causes p53-dependent accumulation of p21 during mother G2- and daughter G1-phases...
March 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315973/stem-cell-factor-kit-signal-insufficiency-contributes-to-hypoxia-induced-intestinal-motility-dysfunctions-in-neonatal-mice
#3
Hong Ren, Juan Han, Zhifang Li, Zhiyong Xiong
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders represent a group of problems that more constantly encountered in preterm infants. However, whether hypoxia exposure contributes to the GI dysfunctions is still unclear. METHODS: Newborn mice were exposed to hypoxia (10%) from P1 to P7. Intestinal motilities were examined by a strain gauge transducer. The proliferation of ICCs was detected by using immunostaining for BrdU, Ki67, Kit, Ano1, and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R+)...
March 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299766/increased-level-of-c-kit-in-semen-of-infertile-patients-with-varicocele
#4
Guorong Jin, Jianrong Liu, Qin Qin, Songdan Gao, Fang Zhang, Yuehong Ma, Caiyun Ding, Lina Dong, Haizhen Yin, Yimin Wang
PURPOSE: Varicocele is the most common risk factor for male infertility, however, not all males with varicocele experience infertility. In fact, most patients with varicocele have normal spermatogenesis. The molecular mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility is yet to be completely understood. The aim of this study is to assess the association of a number of fertility regulatory factors on varicocele associated infertility and to throw light on the mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility...
March 16, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298444/scffbxo17-e3-ligase-modulates-inflammation-by-regulating-proteasomal-degradation-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-in-lung-epithelia
#5
Tomeka Suber, Jianxin Wei, Anastasia M Jacko, Ina Nikolli, Yutong Zhao, Jing Zhao, Rama K Mallampalli
Glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK3β) has diverse biological roles including effects on cellular differentiation, migration, and inflammation. GSK3β phosphorylates proteins to generate phosphodegrons necessary for recognition by Skip-1/Cullin-1/F-box (SCF) E3 ubiquitin ligases leading to subsequent proteasomal degradation of these substrates. However, little is known regarding how GSK3β protein stability itself is regulated and how its stability may influence inflammation. Here we show that GSK3β is degraded by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway in murine lung epithelial (MLE) cells through lysine 183 as an acceptor site for K48 polyubiquitination...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291374/mln4924-and-2dg-combined-treatment-enhances-the-efficiency-of-radiotherapy-in-breast-cancer-cells
#6
Maryam Oladghaffari, Ali Shabestani Monfared, Alireza Farajollahi, Behzad Baradaran, Mohsen Mohammadi, Dariush Shanehbandi, Mohammad Asghari Jafar Abadi, Jalil Pirayesh Islamian
PURPOSE: Two-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) causes cytotoxicity in the cancer cells by disrupting the thiol metabolism, and MLN4924 inactivates the SCF E3 ligase and so causes the accumulation of its substrates which trigger apoptosis and hence might enhance the efficiency of radiotherapy and overcame on the radioresistance of the cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SKBR3 and MCF-7 breast cancer cells were treated with 500 μM 2DG and/or MLN4924 (30, 100, 200 and 300 nM), and in combination in the presence and absence of 1, 1...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290616/expression-of-the-stem-cell-factor-in-fibroblasts-endothelial-cells-and-macrophages-in-periapical-tissues-in-human-chronic-periapical-diseases
#7
S Q Shen, R Wang, S G Huang
Stem cell factor (SCF), an important stem cell cytokine, has multiple functions. Fibroblasts (FBs), mature mast cells, endothelial cells (ECs), and eosinophil granulocytes can produce SCF in the inflammatory process. Therefore, we aimed to observe SCF expression in FBs, ECs, and macrophages (MPs) in periapical tissues in human chronic periapical disease and investigate the effects of cells expressing SCF in pathogenesis of the disease. Healthy (N = 20), periapical cyst (N = 15), and periapical granuloma (N = 15) tissues were fixed in 10% formalin for 48 h, embedded in paraffin, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin to observe histological changes...
March 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289726/regulation-of-the-candida-albicans-hypha-inducing-transcription-factor-ume6-by-the-cdk1-cyclins-cln3-and-hgc1
#8
Sigal Mendelsohn, Mariel Pinsky, Ziva Weissman, Daniel Kornitzer
The ability to switch between proliferation as yeast cells and development into hyphae is a hallmark of Candida albicans. The switch to hyphal morphogenesis depends on external inducing conditions, but its efficiency is augmented in stationary-phase cells. Ume6, a transcription factor that is itself transcriptionally induced under hypha-promoting conditions, is both necessary and sufficient for hyphal morphogenesis. We found that Ume6 is regulated posttranslationally by the cell cycle kinase Cdc28/Cdk1, which reduces Ume6 activity via different mechanisms using different cyclins...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285986/calcium-dependent-regulation-of-protein-ubiquitination-interplay-between-e3-ligases-and-calcium-binding-proteins
#9
REVIEW
Rukmini Mukherjee, Aneesha Das, Saikat Chakrabarti, Oishee Chakrabarti
The ubiquitination status of proteins and intracellular calcium levels are two factors which keep changing inside any living cell. These two events appear to be independent of each other but recent experimental evidences show that ubiquitination of cellular proteins are influenced by calcium, Calmodulin, Calmodulin-dependent kinase II and other proteins of calcium dependent pathways. E3 ligases like Nedd4, SCF complex, APC, GP78 and ITCH are important regulators of calcium mediated processes. A bioinformatics analysis to inspect sequences and interacting partners of 242 candidate E3 ligases show the presence of calcium and/or Calmodulin binding motifs/domains within their sequences...
March 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285567/increased-scf-in-follicular-fluid-and-granulosa-cells-positively-correlates-with-oocyte-maturation-fertilization-and-embryo-quality-in-humans
#10
Jun Tan, Yang Zou, Xing-Wu Wu, Li-Feng Tian, Qiong Su, Jin-Xia He, Zhi-Hui Huang, Yan Zhao, Li-Ping Wu, Qiong-Fang Wu
Stem cell factor (SCF), which is derived from granulosa cells (GCs), plays a key role in the process of follicular development and oocyte maturation. The present study aimed to explore whether the levels of SCF in follicular fluid (FF) and GCs can be used as a potential marker for predicting oocyte developmental potential. Follicular fluid and GC samples from 150 female patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection were collected in this study. The SCF concentrations in FFs and SCF messenger RNA (mRNA) in GCs were evaluated by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and real-time polymerase chain reaction, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283060/decoupling-the-functional-pleiotropy-of-stem-cell-factor-by-tuning-c-kit-signaling
#11
Chia Chi M Ho, Akanksha Chhabra, Philipp Starkl, Peter-John Schnorr, Stephan Wilmes, Ignacio Moraga, Hye-Sook Kwon, Nicolas Gaudenzio, Riccardo Sibilano, Tom S Wehrman, Milica Gakovic, Jonathan T Sockolosky, Matthew R Tiffany, Aaron M Ring, Jacob Piehler, Irving L Weissman, Stephen J Galli, Judith A Shizuru, K Christopher Garcia
Most secreted growth factors and cytokines are functionally pleiotropic because their receptors are expressed on diverse cell types. While important for normal mammalian physiology, pleiotropy limits the efficacy of cytokines and growth factors as therapeutics. Stem cell factor (SCF) is a growth factor that acts through the c-Kit receptor tyrosine kinase to elicit hematopoietic progenitor expansion but can be toxic when administered in vivo because it concurrently activates mast cells. We engineered a mechanism-based SCF partial agonist that impaired c-Kit dimerization, truncating downstream signaling amplitude...
March 9, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261209/gm-csf-inhibits-c-kit-and-scf-expression-by-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells
#12
Amairelys Belen Barroeta Seijas, Sonia Simonetti, Sara Vitale, Daniele Runci, Angela Caterina Quinci, Alessandra Soriani, Mattia Criscuoli, Irene Filippi, Antonella Naldini, Federico Maria Sacchetti, Umberto Tarantino, Francesco Oliva, Eleonora Piccirilli, Angela Santoni, Francesca Di Rosa
Stem cell factor (SCF), the ligand of c-kit, is a key cytokine for hematopoiesis. Hematopoietic precursors express c-kit, whereas differentiated cells of hematopoietic lineage are negative for this receptor, with the exception of NK cells, mast cells, and a few others. While it has long been recognized that dendritic cells (DCs) can express c-kit, several questions remain concerning the SCF/c-kit axis in DCs. This is particularly relevant for DCs found in those organs wherein SCF is highly expressed, including the bone marrow (BM)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260860/antiproliferation-effect-of-imatinib-mesylate-on-mcf7-t-47d-tumorigenic-and-mcf-10a-nontumorigenic-breast-cell-lines-via-pdgfr-%C3%AE-pdgf-bb-c-kit-and-scf-genes
#13
Ali Kadivar, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Hamid Akbari Javar, Benyamin Karimi, Reihaneh Sedghi, Mohamed Ibrahim Noordin
Recent cancer molecular therapies are targeting main functional molecules to control applicable process of cancer cells. Attractive targets are established by receptor tyrosine kinases, such as platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs) and c-Kit as mostly irregular signaling, which is due to either over expression or mutation that is associated with tumorigenesis and cell proliferation. Imatinib mesylate is a selective inhibitor of receptor tyrosine kinase, including PDGFR-β and c-Kit. In this research, we studied how imatinib mesylate would exert effect on MCF7 and T-47D breast cancer and MCF 10A epithelial cell lines, the gene and protein expression of PDGFR-β, c-Kit and their relevant ligands platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB and stem cell factor (SCF)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244144/synthesis-and-pharmacological-evaluation-of-acrylate-based-gastrosparing-nsaid-prodrugs
#14
Arun Rasheed, Prasanna Raju Yalavarthi, Haseena Cheramparambil, Jaya Preethi Peesa, Azeem Abdul Khareem
Dexibuprofen and aceclofenac are well-known NSAID molecules, their oral use leads to gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity. To circumvent that GI toxicity, the prodrug approach is a better alternative. Hence, this research was undertaken to synthesize prodrugs of dexibuprofen and aceclofenac using acrylic polymers with degradable ester bonds. Dexibuprofen was linked to 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate by an activated ester technique. The resulting material was copolymerized with 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate (in 1:3 mole ratios) by the free radical polymerization method, utilizing azoisobutyronitrile at 65-70°C...
February 28, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240178/efficient-colonic-delivery-of-dsirna-by-pectin-coated-polyelectrolyte-complex-nanoparticles-preparation-characterization-and-improved-gastric-survivability
#15
Zahid Hussain, Haliza Katas, Set Li Yan, Diyanadalila Jamaludin
BACKGROUND: Despite having excellent anticancer efficacy and ability to knockdown gene expression, the therapeutic feasibility of Dicer-substrate small interference RNA (DsiRNA) is limited due to its poor cellular uptake, chemical instability and rapid degradation in biological environments. OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed to circumvent the pharmaceutical issues related to DsiRNA delivery to colon for the treatment of colorectal cancer. METHOD: In this study, we have prepared water-soluble chitosan (WSC)-DsiRNA complex nanoparticles (NPs) by a simple complexation method and subsequently coated with pectin to protect DsiRNA from gastric milieu...
February 24, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237938/game-theoretic-analysis-of-cooperative-message-forwarding-in-opportunistic-mobile-networks
#16
Sujata Pal, Barun Kumar Saha, Sudip Misra
In cooperative communication, a set of players forming a coalition ensures communal behavior among themselves by helping one another in message forwarding. Opportunistic mobile networks (OMNs) require multihop communications for transferring messages from the source to the destination nodes. However, noncooperative nodes only forward their own messages to others, and drop others' messages upon receiving them. So, the message delivery overhead increases in OMN. For minimizing the overhead and maximizing the delivery rate, we propose two coalition-based cooperative schemes: 1) simple coalition formation (SCF) and 2) overlapping coalition formation (OCF) game...
February 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235674/thrombopoietin-contributes-to-the-formation-and-the-maintenance-of-hematopoietic-progenitor-containing-cell-clusters-in-the-aorta-gonad-mesonephros-region
#17
Kaho Harada, Ikuo Nobuhisa, Maha Anani, Kiyoka Saito, Tetsuya Taga
In the midgestation mouse embryo, hematopoietic cell clusters containing hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells arise in the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) region. We have previously reported that forced expression of the Sox17 transcription factor in CD45(low)c-Kit(high) AGM cells, which are the hematopoietic cellular component of the cell clusters, and subsequent coculture with OP9 stromal cells in the presence of three cytokines, stem cell factor (SCF), interleukin-3 (IL-3), and thrombopoietin (TPO), led to the formation and the maintenance of cell clusters with cells at an undifferentiated state in vitro...
February 21, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231335/immigrants-in-the-one-percent-the-national-origin-of-top-wealth-owners
#18
Lisa A Keister, Brian Aronson
BACKGROUND: Economic inequality in the United States is extreme, but little is known about the national origin of affluent households. Households in the top one percent by total wealth own vastly disproportionate quantities of household assets and have correspondingly high levels of economic, social, and political influence. The overrepresentation of white natives (i.e., those born in the U.S.) among high-wealth households is well-documented, but changing migration dynamics suggest that a growing portion of top households may be immigrants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231046/original-research-paper-a-superior-preparation-method-for-daidzein-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-complexes-with-improved-solubility-and-dissolution-supercritical-fluid-process
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hao Pan, Han-Bing Wang, Yi-Bin Yu, Bing-Chao Cheng, Xiao-Yu Wang, Ying Li
Advantages of the supercritical fluid (SCF) process compared to the conventional solution stirring method (CSSM) in the preparation of daidzein-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD) complexes were investigated. Formation of daidzein/ HPβCD inclusion complexes was confirmed by Fourier transformed-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Particle size, inclusion yield, drug solubility and dissolution of daidzein/HPβCD complexes were evaluated...
March 1, 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218906/differential-cytokine-contributions-of-perivascular-haematopoietic-stem-cell-niches
#20
Noboru Asada, Yuya Kunisaki, Halley Pierce, Zichen Wang, Nicolas F Fernandez, Alexander Birbrair, Avi Ma'ayan, Paul S Frenette
Arterioles and sinusoids of the bone marrow (BM) are accompanied by stromal cells that express nerve/glial antigen 2 (NG2) and leptin receptor (LepR), and constitute specialized niches that regulate quiescence and proliferation of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). However, how niche cells differentially regulate HSC functions remains unknown. Here, we show that the effects of cytokines regulating HSC functions are dependent on the producing cell sources. Deletion of chemokine C-X-C motif ligand 12 (Cxcl12) or stem cell factor (Scf) from all perivascular cells marked by nestin-GFP dramatically depleted BM HSCs...
March 2017: Nature Cell Biology
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