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A7 cell group

Ilnam Kang, Suhyun Kim, Md Rashedul Islam, Jang-Cheon Cho
The acI lineage of the phylum Actinobacteria is the most abundant bacterial group in most freshwater lakes. However, due to difficulties in laboratory cultivation, only two mixed cultures and some incomplete single-amplified or metagenome-derived genomes have been reported for the lineage. Here, we report the initial cultivation and complete genome sequences of four novel strains of the acI lineage from the tribes acI-A1, -A4, -A7, and -C1. The acI strains, initially isolated by dilution-to-extinction culturing, eventually failed to be maintained as axenic cultures...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
Ali Sak, Dennis Kübler, Kristina Bannik, Michael Groneberg, Sonja Strunz, Ralf Kriehuber, Martin Stuschke
PURPOSE: To uncover the role of EZH2 and its opponent ASHL2, a polycomb and trithorax group protein, respectively, on the radioresponsiveness of glioma cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Expression of EZH2 and ASHL2 was inhibited by siRNA in glioma cell lines. The effect on histone methylation, gene expression, DNA damage repair signaling, cell cycle checkpoints, apoptosis and tumor control were evaluated. RESULTS: Inhibition of EZH2 (EZH2i) led to a transcriptional dysregulation with upregulation of 544 and downregulation of 445 genes...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
Meng-Jiyuan Li, Tien-Wei Chang, Wei-Chen Hung, Chieh-Yi Wu, Yu-Cheng Luo, Ting-Hsuan Chang, Chingju Lin, Chi-Sheng Yang, Hsiu-Wen Yang, Ming-Yuan Min
We characterized transmission from the pedunculopotine tegmental nucleus (PPTg), which contains cholinergic and glutamatergic neurons, at synapses with noradrenergic (NAergic) A7 neurons. Injection of an anterograde neuronal tracer, biotinylated-dextran amine, into the PPTg resulted in labeling of axonal terminals making synaptic connection with NAergic A7 neurons. Consistent with this, extracellular stimulation using a train of 10 pulses at 100 Hz evoked both fast and slow excitatory synaptic currents (EPSCs) that were blocked, respectively, by DNQX, a non-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor blocker, or atropine, a cholinergic muscarinic receptor (mAChR) blocker...
November 2016: Neuropharmacology
Lin-tao Wu, Zhi Jiang, Jia-jia Shen, Hong Yi, Yue-chen Zhan, Ming-quan Sha, Zhen Wang, Si-tu Xue, Zhuo-rong Li
A series of novel benzimidazole-2-subsituted phenyl or pyridine propyl ketene derivatives were designed and synthesized. The biological activities of these derivatives were then evaluated as potential antitumour agents. These compounds were assayed for growth-inhibitory activity against HCT116, MCF-7 and HepG2 cell lines in vitro. The IC50 values of compounds A1 and A7 against the cancer cells were 0.06-3.64 μM and 0.04-9.80 μM, respectively. Their antiproliferative activities were significantly better than that of 5-Fluorouracil (IC50: 56...
May 23, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
M Wagner, T Banerjee, Y Jeong, J E Holden
Neuropathic pain is treated using serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors with mixed results. Pain facilitation mediated by α1-adrenoceptors may be involved, but whether norepinephrine (NE) is tonically released is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether NE is tonically released from A7 cells following chronic constriction injury (CCI), and if the lateral hypothalamus (LH) plays a role in this release in male and female rats with nociceptive and neuropathic pain types. Neuropathic groups received left CCI while nociceptive groups remained naïve to injury...
June 2, 2016: Neuroscience
H Nam, I A Kerman
We previously characterized the organization of presympathetic-premotor neurons (PSPMNs), which send descending poly-synaptic projections with collaterals to skeletal muscle and the adrenal gland. Such neurons may play a role in shaping integrated adaptive responses, and many of them were found within well-characterized regions of noradrenergic cell populations suggesting that some of the PSPMNs are catecholaminergic. To address this issue, we used retrograde trans-synaptic tract-tracing with attenuated pseudorabies virus (PRV) recombinants combined with multi-label immunofluorescence to identify PSPMNs expressing tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)...
June 2, 2016: Neuroscience
Chao-Chiang Tu, Chien-Yu Huang, Wan-Li Cheng, Chin-Sheng Hung, Yu-Jia Chang, Po-Li Wei
Gastric cancer is an important health issue worldwide. Currently, improving the therapeutic efficacy of chemotherapy drugs is an important goal of cancer research. Alpha-7 nicotine acetylcholine receptor (A7-nAChR) is the key molecule that mediates gastric cancer progression, metastasis, and therapy responses; however, the role of A7-nAChR in the therapeutic efficacy of ixabepilone remains unclear. A7-nAChR expression was silenced by small interfering RNA (siRNA) technology. The cytotoxicity of ixabepilone was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and ixabepilone-induced apoptosis was analyzed by flow cytometry and annexin V/propidium iodide (PI) apoptotic assay...
July 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Xiaoxiao Qin, Yun Feng Xing, Zhiqin Zhou, Yuncong Yao
Seven dihydrochalcone compounds were isolated from the leaves of Malus crabapples, cv. "Radiant", and their chemical structures were elucidated by UV, IR, ESI-MS, ¹H-NMR and (13)C-NMR analyses. These compounds, which include trilobatin (A1), phloretin (A2), 3-hydroxyphloretin (A3), phloretin rutinoside (A4), phlorizin (A5), 6''-O-coumaroyl-4'-O-glucopyranosylphloretin (A6), and 3'''-methoxy-6''-O-feruloy-4'-O-glucopyranosyl-phloretin (A7), all belong to the phloretin class and its derivatives. Compounds A6 and A7 are two new rare dihydrochalcone compounds...
2015: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Chia-Yi Liu, Meng-Lam Lee, Chi-Sheng Yang, Chuan-Mu Chen, Ming-Yuan Min, Hsiu-Wen Yang
BACKGROUND: The descending noradrenergic (NAergic) system is one of the important endogenous analgesia systems. It has been suggested that noxious stimuli could activate descending NAergic system; nevertheless, the underlying neuronal circuit remains unclear. As NAergic neurons in the A7 catecholamine cell group (A7) are a part of the descending NAergic system and the lateral parabrachial nucleus (LPB) is an important brainstem structure that relays ascending nociceptive signal, we aimed to test whether LPB neurons have direct synaptic contact with NAergic A7 neurons...
2015: Journal of Biomedical Science
Xian-Yan Wang, Feng Gao, Yu-Rong Sun, Lu-Lu Bai, Mohammed Mohammed Ibrahim, Bo Wang, Jian-Wu Tang
We unveiled the association of Annexin A7 with vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) and the effect of upregulation of Annexin A7 in Hca-F and Hca-P cells on inhibiting hepatocarcinoma (HCC) lymph node metastasis (LNM) in vitro and in vivo. A total of 200 inbred 615 mice were randomly divided into four equal groups inoculated with Hca-F, Hca-P, FAnxa7-upregulated, and PAnxa7-upregulated cells, respectively. The primary tumor, popliteal, inguinal, and iliac lymph nodes were prepared for immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis, Western blot, and hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) staining...
January 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Mohanad Aldarouish, Huzhan Wang, Meng Zhou, Hong-Ming Hu, Li-Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: Our previous studies have demonstrated that autophagosome-enriched vaccine (named DRibbles: DRiPs-containing blebs) induce a potent anti-tumor efficacy in different murine tumor models, in which DRibble-containing ubiquitinated proteins are efficient tumor-specific antigen source for the cross-presentation after being loaded onto dendritic cells. In this study, we sought to detect whether ubiquitinated proteins enriched from tumor cells could be used directly as a novel cancer vaccine...
2015: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Stefan Hartmann, Till J Meyer, Roman C Brands, Imme R Haubitz, Christian Linz, Axel Seher, Alexander C Kübler, Urs D A Müller-Richter
The nonsurgical treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) usually consists of radiation and chemotherapy. In general, the treatment efficacy of chemotherapy in head and neck cancer is limited. Apart from the placenta, testis and fetal keratinocytes, melanoma-associated antigens-A (MAGE-A) are only found in malignancies. Even though their molecular role remains unclear, several subgroups have been found to contribute to resistance to different chemotherapeutic agents. In the present study, established human squamous cell carcinoma cell lines were incubated with various concentrations of cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, paclitaxel, docetaxel, cetuximab and panitumumab for 5, 10, 20 and 40 h...
June 2015: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Stefanie C Hofer, William T Ralvenius, M Salomé Gachet, Jean-Marc Fritschy, Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer, Jürg Gertsch
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) comprises the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 and their endogenous arachidonic acid-derived agonists 2-arachidonoyl glycerol and anandamide, which play important neuromodulatory roles. Recently, a novel class of negative allosteric CB1 receptor peptide ligands, hemopressin-like peptides derived from alpha hemoglobin, has been described, with yet unknown origin and function in the CNS. Using monoclonal antibodies we now identified the localization of RVD-hemopressin (pepcan-12) and N-terminally extended peptide endocannabinoids (pepcans) in the CNS and determined their neuronal origin...
November 2015: Neuropharmacology
Maren Kirstin Schuhmacher, Srikanth Kudithipudi, Denis Kusevic, Sara Weirich, Albert Jeltsch
The SUV39H1 and SUV39H2 enzymes introduce H3K9me3, which is essential for the viability of mammalian cells. It was the aim of the present work to investigate the substrate specificity and product pattern of SUV39H2. Methylation of peptide SPOT arrays showed that SUV39H2 recognizes a long motif on H3 comprising T6-K14, with highly specific readout of R8, S10, T11 and G12 and partial specificity at T6, A7, G13 and K14. Modification of R8 and phosphorylation of S10 or T11 lead to a reduction or loss of SUV39H2 activity towards H3K9...
January 2015: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Ying Jiang, Longling Li, Bin Liu, Yanhong Zhang, Qian Chen, Changqing Li
Inflammation and apoptosis play critical roles in the acute progression of ischemic injury pathology. Emerging evidence indicates that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) following focal cerebral ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) may be neuroprotective by limiting infarct size. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we investigated whether the protective effects of VNS in acute cerebral I/R injury were associated with anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic processes. Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats underwent VNS at 30 min after focal cerebral I/R surgery...
2014: PloS One
R M Zacharko, T B Wishart, L Kokkinidis, E C Crichlow, S R Philips
The ingestive profiles of intact, A5 and A7 damaged animals were examined during the 2-hr nocturnal period following onset of the dark cycle. A5, A7 and intact rats consumed comparable amounts of food following initial access to food nocturnally. Sebsequent feeding declined in A5 animals below control values and failed to return to baseline at the end of the nocturnal period examined. A7 damaged rats appeared more resistant to the appetite suppressing effects of initial meal taking and consumed more food than control animals...
July 1984: Behavioural Processes
Yanling Jin, Shaoqing Wang, Wenjing Chen, Jun Zhang, Bo Wang, Hongwei Guan, Jianwu Tang
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer death in China. This study investigated the effects of Annexin A7 (ANXA7) on the inhibition of HCC lymph node metastasis in a mouse model. METHODS: The stable knockup and knockdown of Annexin A7-expressing HCC cells using Annexin A7 cDNA and shRNA vectors, respectively, were injected into a mouse footpad to establish primary and metastatic tumors in mice. On the 14th, 21st, and 28th days after HCC cells inoculation, the mice were sacrificed for inspection of primary and secondary tumors and immunohistochemistry of Annexin A7 expression...
2013: BMC Cancer
Dusica Bajic, Herbert K Proudfit
Stimulation of neurons in the cuneiform nucleus (CnF) produces antinociception and cardiovascular responses that could be mediated, in part, by noradrenergic neurons that innervate the spinal cord dorsal horn. The present study determined the projections of neurons in the CnF to the pontine noradrenergic neurons in the A5, A6 (locus coeruleus), and A7 cell groups that are known to project to the spinal cord. Injections of the anterograde tracer, biotinylated dextran amine in the CnF of Sasco Sprague-Dawley rats labeled axons located near noradrenergic neurons that were visualized by processing tissue sections for tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactivity...
May 2013: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
Antti Pertovaara
Noradrenaline, through action on α₁- and α₂-adrenoceptors, is involved in intrinsic control of pain. Peripheral noradrenaline that is mainly released by the sympathetic nervous system has little influence on healthy tissues, whereas in injured or inflamed tissues it has varying effects, including aggravation of pain in neuropathy. The peripheral pronociceptive effect has been associated with injury-induced expression of novel noradrenergic receptors, sprouting of sympathetic nerve fibers, and pronociceptive changes in the ion channel properties on primary afferent nociceptors, whereas an interaction with the immune system may contribute to peripheral antinociceptive effect of noradrenaline...
September 15, 2013: European Journal of Pharmacology
Kate Benincasa Herr, Georg M Stettner, Leszek Kubin
Persons affected by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have increased arterial blood pressure and elevated activity in upper airway muscles. Many cardiorespiratory features of OSA have been reproduced in rodents subjected to chronic-intermittent hypoxia (CIH). We previously reported that, following exposure to CIH, rats have increased noradrenergic terminal density in brain stem sensory and motor nuclei and upregulated expression of the excitatory α(1)-adrenergic receptors in the hypoglossal motor nucleus. This suggested that CIH may enhance central catecholaminergic transmission...
April 1, 2013: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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