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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779189/environmental-factors-determining-the-accumulation-of-metals-cu-zn-mn-and-fe-in-tissues-of-taraxacum-sp-sect-taraxacum
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Elżbieta Królak, Jolanta Marciniuk, Katarzyna Popijantus, Paulina Wasilczuk, Zbigniew Kasprzykowski
The genus Taraxacum is used in the assessment of soil contamination with heavy metals. There are relatively few studies using sections or species representing this genus. The presented research was conducted in Poland on two habitats, varied in terms of nutrients and metals content. The content of selected metals in leaves and roots of Taraxacum sect. Taraxacum was determined. It was found that in the conditions of increased content of metals in the soil, the analysed species representing sect. Taraxacum accumulate higher amounts of metals in their leaves and roots...
May 19, 2018: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779110/translocation-of-oligonucleotide-oligosaccharide-complexes-into-cells-of-the-brain
#2
N N Dygalo, T S Kalinina, D A Lanshakov
Irradiation of a mixture of oligonucleotides with dextran resulted in the formation of a complex that is detected by a decelerated migration of an irradiated sample in electrophoretic gel compared to a non-irradiated one. When injected into the brain of neonatal rats, the formed complex penetrated into the cells 3 times easier compared to the original oligonucleotide, thus indicating that the use of radiation crosslinking of oligonucleotides with oligosaccharides is promising to enhance the efficiency of delivery of gene-targeted oligonucleotide drugs into cells...
March 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778688/molecular-basis-of-diseases-caused-by-the-mtdna-mutation-m-8969g-a-in-the-subunit-a-of-atp-synthase
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Natalia Skoczeń, Alain Dautant, Krystyna Binko, François Godard, Marine Bouhier, Xin Su, Jean-Paul Lasserre, Marie-France Giraud, Déborah Tribouillard-Tanvier, Huimei Chen, Jean-Paul di Rago, Roza Kucharczyk
The ATP synthase which provides aerobic eukaryotes with ATP, organizes into a membrane-extrinsic catalytic domain, where ATP is generated, and a membrane-embedded FO domain that shuttles protons across the membrane. We previously identified a mutation in the mitochondrial MT-ATP6 gene (m.8969G>A) in a 14-year-old Chinese female who developed an isolated nephropathy followed by brain and muscle problems. This mutation replaces a highly conserved serine residue into asparagine at amino acid position 148 of the membrane-embedded subunit a of ATP synthase...
May 17, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778238/interplay-between-estrogen-related-receptors-and-steroidogenesis-controlling-molecules-in-adrenals-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
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A Pacwa, E Gorowska-Wojtowicz, A Ptak, P Pawlicki, A Milon, M Sekula, K Lesniak, B Bilinska, A Hejmej, M Kotula-Balak
Estrogen-related receptors (ERRs) α, β and γ appear to be novel molecules implicated in estrogen signaling. We blocked and activated ERRs in mouse (C57BL/6) adrenals and adrenocortical cells (H295R) using pharmacological agents XCT 790 (ERRα antagonist) and DY131 (ERRβ/γ agonist), respectively. Mice were injected with XCT 790 or DY131 (5 μg/kg bw) while cells were exposed to XCT 790 or DY131 (0.5 μg/L). Irrespectively of the agent used, changes in adrenocortical cell morphology along with changes in lutropin, cholesterol levels and estrogen production were found...
May 16, 2018: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778230/etv6-runx1-positive-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-all-the-spectrum-of-clonal-heterogeneity-and-its-impact-on-prognosis
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Μ Αmpatzidou, S I Papadhimitriou, G Paterakis, D Pavlidis, Κ Tsitsikas, I V Kostopoulos, V Papadakis, G Vassilopoulos, S Polychronopoulou
The prognostic significance of the ETV6/RUNX1-fusion and of the accompanying aberrations is disputable; whether co-existing sub-clones are responsible for delayed MRD-clearance and thus, moderate outcome, remains to be clarified. We studied, in a paediatric cohort of 119 B-ALLs, the relation between the ETV6/RUNX1 aberration and the co-existing subclones with (a) presenting clinical/biological features, (b) early response to treatment(MRD) and (c) long-term outcome over a 12-year period. Patients were homogeneously treated according to BFM-based-protocols...
August 2018: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777767/biglycan-is-a-new-high-affinity-ligand-for-cd14-in-macrophages
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Heiko Roedig, Madalina V Nastase, Helena Frey, Kristin Moreth, Jinyang Zeng-Brouwers, Chiara Poluzzi, Louise Tzung-Harn Hsieh, Christian Brandts, Simone Fulda, Malgorzata Wygrecka, Liliana Schaefer
Sterile inflammation is a therapeutic target in many diseases where it represents an important initiator of disease progression. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying its evolution and biological relevance are not yet completely elucidated. Biglycan, a prototype extracellular matrix-derived damage-associated molecular pattern, mediates sterile inflammation in macrophages through Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and/or TLR4-dependent signaling pathways. Here we discovered that soluble biglycan is a novel high-affinity ligand for CD14, a well-known GPI-anchored co-receptor for TLRs...
May 16, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777762/astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-is-a-novel-regulator-of-astrogliosis-and-excitatory-amino-acid-transporter-2-via-interplaying-with-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-astrocytes-from-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-mouse-model-with-hsod1-g93a-mutation
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Xiang Yin, Shuyu Wang, Yan Qi, Xudong Wang, Hongquan Jiang, Tianhang Wang, Yueqing Yang, Ying Wang, Chunting Zhang, Honglin Feng
AEG-1 has received extensive attention on cancer research. However, little is known about its roles in astrogliosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In this study, we detected AEG-1 expression in hSOD1G93A -positive (mut-SOD1) astrocytes and wild type (wt-SOD1) astrocytes, and intend to elucidate its potential functions in ALS related astrogliosis and the always accompanied dysregulated glutamate clearance. Results showed elevated protein and mRNA levels of AEG-1 in mut-SOD1 astrocytes; Also, NF-κB signaling pathway related proteins and inflammatory cytokines were upregulated in mut-SOD1 astrocytes; AEG-1 knockdown attenuated astrocytes proliferation and pro-inflammatory release; also we found that AEG-1 silence inhibited translocation of p65 from cytoplasma to nuclear, which was associated with inhibited NF-κB signaling...
May 16, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777754/hmgb1-neutralization-attenuates-hippocampal-neuronal-death-and-cognitive-impairment-in-rats-with-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-via-suppressing-inflammatory-responses-and-oxidative-stress
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Yue Hei, Rong Chen, Xicai Yi, Qianfa Long, Dakuan Gao, Weiping Liu
High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) acts as a proinflammatory molecule once released into the extracellular space and inhibition of HMGB1 signaling has been reported be neuroprotective in neurodegenerative diseases. Besides, chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) causes cognitive impairment in neurodegenerative diseases. Here we tested the protective role of HMGB1 inhibition using anti-HMGB1 neutralizing antibody (Ab) against CCH in rats after bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (2VO). 169 male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent 2VO or sham operation...
May 16, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777737/type-i-collagen-induces-mesenchymal-cell-differentiation-into-myofibroblasts-through-yap-induced-tgf-%C3%AE-1-activation
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Xiaoling Liu, Xinyu Long, Weiwei Liu, Yeli Zhao, Toshihiko Hayashi, Masayuki Yamato, Kazunori Mizuno, Hitomi Fujisaki, Shunji Hattori, Shin-Ichi Tashiro, Takaaki Ogura, Yuji Atsuzawa, Takashi Ikejima
In organ fibrosis, mechanical stress and transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) promote differentiation into myofibroblast from mesenchymal cells, leading to extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling or active synthesis, deposition or degradation of ECM components. A major component of ECM, type I collagen (col I) triple helical molecules assemble into fibrils or are denatured to gelatin without triple-helicity in remodeling. However, whether changes of ECM components in remodeling have influence on mesenchymal cell differentiation remains elusive...
May 16, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777720/regulation-of-shigella-effector-kinase-ospg-through-modulation-of-its-dynamic-properties
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Andrey M Grishin, Kathryn R Barber, Ruo-Xu Gu, D Peter Tieleman, Gary S Shaw, Miroslaw Cygler
Gram-negative pathogens secrete effector proteins into human cells to modulate normal cellular processes and establish a bacterial replication niche. Shigella and pathogenic E. coli possess homologous effector kinases, OspG and NleH1/2, respectively. Upon translocation, OspG but not NleH binds to ubiquitin and a subset of E2~Ub conjugates, which was shown to activate its kinase activity. Here we show that OspG, having a minimal kinase fold, acquired a novel mechanism of regulation of its activity. Binding of the E2~Ub conjugate to OspG not only stimulates its kinase activity but also increases its optimal temperature for activity to match the human body temperature and stabilizes its labile C-terminal domain...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777199/influence-of-alcoholism-and-cholesterol-on-tspo-binding-in-brain-pet-11-c-pbr28-studies-in-humans-and-rodents
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Sung Won Kim, Corinde E Wiers, Ryan Tyler, Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, Yeon Joo Jang, Amna Zehra, Clara Freeman, Veronica Ramirez, Elsa Lindgren, Gregg Miller, Elizabeth A Cabrera, Tyler Stodden, Min Guo, Şükrü B Demiral, Nancy Diazgranados, Luke Park, Jeih-San Liow, Victor Pike, Cheryl Morse, Leandro F Vendruscolo, Robert B Innis, George F Koob, Dardo Tomasi, Gene-Jack Wang, Nora D Volkow
Neuroinflammation appears to contribute to neurotoxicity observed with heavy alcohol consumption. To assess whether chronic alcohol results in neuroinflammation we used PET and [11 C]PBR28, a ligand that binds to the 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO), to compare participants with an alcohol use disorder (AUD: n = 19) with healthy controls (HC: n = 17), and alcohol-dependent (n = 9) with -nondependent rats (n = 10). Because TSPO is implicated in cholesterol's transport for steroidogenesis, we investigated whether plasma cholesterol levels influenced [11 C]PBR28 binding...
May 3, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777105/phenotypic-diversification-by-enhanced-genome-restructuring-after-induction-of-multiple-dna-double-strand-breaks
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Nobuhiko Muramoto, Arisa Oda, Hidenori Tanaka, Takahiro Nakamura, Kazuto Kugou, Kazuki Suda, Aki Kobayashi, Shiori Yoneda, Akinori Ikeuchi, Hiroki Sugimoto, Satoshi Kondo, Chikara Ohto, Takehiko Shibata, Norihiro Mitsukawa, Kunihiro Ohta
DNA double-strand break (DSB)-mediated genome rearrangements are assumed to provide diverse raw genetic materials enabling accelerated adaptive evolution; however, it remains unclear about the consequences of massive simultaneous DSB formation in cells and their resulting phenotypic impact. Here, we establish an artificial genome-restructuring technology by conditionally introducing multiple genomic DSBs in vivo using a temperature-dependent endonuclease TaqI. Application in yeast and Arabidopsis thaliana generates strains with phenotypes, including improved ethanol production from xylose at higher temperature and increased plant biomass, that are stably inherited to offspring after multiple passages...
May 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777028/microrna-302-cluster-downregulates-enterovirus-71-induced-innate-immune-response-by-targeting-kpna2
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Nanfang Peng, Xuecheng Yang, Chengliang Zhu, Li Zhou, Haisheng Yu, Mengqi Li, Yong Lin, Xueyu Wang, Qian Li, Yinglong She, Jun Wang, Qian Zhao, Mengji Lu, Ying Zhu, Shi Liu
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) induces significantly elevated levels of cytokines and chemokines, leading to local or systemic inflammation and severe complications. As shown in our previous study, microRNA (miR) 302c regulates influenza A virus-induced IFN expression by targeting NF-κB-inducing kinase. However, little is known about the role of the miR-302 cluster in EV71-mediated proinflammatory responses. In this study, we found that the miR-302 cluster controls EV71-induced cytokine expression. Further studies demonstrated that karyopherin α2 (KPNA2) is a direct target of the miR-302 cluster...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776446/valproic-acid-attenuates-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-induced-inflammation-via-stat1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-dependent-of-hdac3
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Shoubo Chen, Jingfang Ye, Xiangrong Chen, Jinnan Shi, Wenhua Wu, Wenping Lin, Weibin Lin, Yasong Li, Huangde Fu, Shun Li
BACKGROUND: Microglial polarization with M1/M2 phenotype shifts and the subsequent neuroinflammatory responses are vital contributing factors for spinal cord injury (SCI)-induced secondary injury. Nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is considered the central transcription factor of inflammatory mediators, which plays a crucial role in microglial activation. Lysine acetylation of STAT1 seems necessary for NF-kB pathway activity, as it is regulated by histone deacetylases (HDACs). There have been no studies that have explained if HDAC inhibition by valproic acid (VPA) affects the NF-κB pathway via acetylation of STAT1 dependent of HDAC activity in the microglia-mediated central inflammation following SCI...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775898/particle-induced-sirt1-downregulation-promotes-osteoclastogenesis-and-osteolysis-through-er-stress-regulation
#15
Liang Zhang, Dongmei Bao, Peng Li, Zhidong Lu, Long Pang, Zhirong Chen, Haohui Guo, Zhihui Gao, Qunhua Jin
BACKGROUND: Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) downregulation has been found to be induced by wear particles in aseptic prosthesis loosening (APL). Osteoclastogenesis and osteoclast activation are the main pathological factors associated with APL. However, whether SIRT1 downregulation contributes to the formation and activation of osteoclasts through the induction of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is unclear. METHODS: To address this, an osteolysis mouse model was used in which animals were treated with the SIRT1 activator, resveratrol (RES), or an ER stress inhibitor, 4-PBA, for two weeks...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775893/puerarin-prevents-vascular-endothelial-injury-through-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-lps-challenged-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#16
Hua-Fei Deng, Sha Wang, Lian Li, Qin Zhou, Wan-Bei Guo, Xiao-Li Wang, Mei-Dong Liu, Ke Liu, Xian-Zhong Xiao
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we aimed to explore the effects of puerarin on vascular endothelial cell injury induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and its underlying mechanisms. METHODS: The cell viability and morphological changes were assessed using the cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and 4´,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) staining, respectively. The levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), monocyte/macrophage chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), IL-8, intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), thrombomodulin (TM) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in cell culture supernatant were determined by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775890/triterpenic-acids-enriched-fraction-from-cyclocarya-paliurus-attenuates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-via-improving-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#17
Meng-Ge Zhao, Xue-Ping Sheng, Ya-Ping Huang, Yi-Ting Wang, Cui-Hua Jiang, Jian Zhang, Zhi-Qi Yin
The effects of triterpenic acids-enriched fraction from Cyclocarya paliurus (CPT) on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were investigated using in vivo and in vitro models. In high fat diet-induced Wister rats, CPT significantly increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and glutathione/oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG) ratio, reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PCO) levels. Moreover, CPT restored mitochondrial membrane potential dysfunction, decreased cytochrome P450 enzyme 2E1 (CYP2E1) activity, improved nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and Nrf2-mediated antioxidant enzyme heme oxygenase1 (HO-1) expression...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775843/transfer-of-radionuclides-and-dose-assessment-to-ants-and-anthills-in-a-swedish-forest-ecosystem
#18
K Rosén, L Lenoir, K Stark, M Vinichuk, S Sundell-Bergman
In forest ecosystems soil organisms are important for immobilization, translocation and recycling of radionuclides. Still, there is a lack of studies on the role of insects such as ants in the turnover of radionuclides and how radioactivity affects an ant community. In this study seven anthills were sampled in an area that was heavily contaminated after the fallout from the Chernobyl accident. Samples of ant and anthill materials were taken from different depths of the anthills as well as from the surrounding soil and the activity concentrations of 137 Cs were determined...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775782/network-based-expression-analyses-and-experimental-validations-revealed-high-co-expression-between-yap1-and-stem-cell-markers-compared-to-differentiated-cells
#19
Fariba Dehghanian, Zohreh Hojati, Fariba Esmaeili, Ali Masoudi-Nejad
The Hippo signaling pathway is identified as a potential regulatory pathway which plays critical roles in differentiation and stem cell self-renewal. Yap1 is a primary transcriptional effector of this pathway. The importance of Yap1 in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and differentiation procedure remains a challenging question, since two different observations have been reported. To answer this question we used co-expression network and differential co-expression analyses followed by experimental validations. Our results indicate that Yap1 is highly co-expressed with stem cell markers in ESCs but not in differentiated cells (DCs)...
May 15, 2018: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775759/-938-rhrk-941-is-responsible-for-ubiquitin-specific-protease-48-nuclear-translocation-which-can-stabilize-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-in-the-nucleus
#20
Ying-Li Liu, Jing Yan, Jie Zheng, Qing-Bao Tian
The transcription factor NF-κB is a key regulator of cellular processes. A mechanism that contributes to timely termination of NF-κB activity is UPS-dependent degradation of p65 in the nucleus or on chromatin. The ubiquitin-specific protease that takes part in this process and its molecular mechanisms are shown in previous study, but which structural feature of USP48 was responsible for these effects is unknown. Here, we show that maybe the stability of NF-κB is controlled by proteasome-mediated degradation and ubiquitin-specific protease 48 (USP48), also known as synaptic ubiquitin-specific protease (synUSP) or USP31, can enhance NF-κB stability through proteasome-dependent regulation in the nucleus...
May 15, 2018: Gene
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