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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914109/bcor-upregulation-in-a-poorly-differentiated-synovial-sarcoma-with-ss18l1-ssx1-fusion-a-pathologic-and-molecular-pitfall
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Yu-Chien Kao, Yun-Shao Sung, Lei Zhang, Samuel Kenan, Samuel Singer, William D Tap, David Swanson, Brendan C Dickson, Cristina R Antonescu
The diagnosis of poorly differentiated synovial sarcoma (PD-SS) may be challenging due to overlapping morphologic features with other undifferentiated round cell sarcomas (URCS). Particularly relevant is the histologic overlap and shared BCOR overexpression between a subset of SS and URCS with various BCOR genetic abnormalities. Here we report a case of PD-SS lacking the canonical SS18-SSX gene fusion, but showing strong BCOR immunoreactivity and BCOR gene abnormalities by FISH which were misinterpreted as a URCS with BCOR gene rearrangements...
December 3, 2016: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913706/stat1-promotes-kras-colon-tumor-growth-and-susceptibility-to-pharmacological-inhibition-of-translation-initiation-factor-eif4a
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Shuo Wang, Cedric Darini, Laurent Désaubry, Antonis E Koromilas
The transcription factor STAT1 displays antitumor functions for certain forms of cancer via immunoregulatory and cell-autonomous pathways. Paradoxically, STAT1 can promote the survival of different tumor types treated with chemotherapeutic drugs through mechanisms that are not clearly defined. Herein, we demonstrate that STAT1 displays prosurvival effects in human KRAS colon tumor cells by regulating pathways that converge on the initiation of mRNA translation. Specifically, STAT1 increases PI3K class IB signaling and promotes the downregulation of the programmed cell death protein 4 (PDCD4), a protein with tumor-suppressive properties...
December 2016: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913257/prodynorphin-and-kappa-opioid-receptor-mrna-expression-in-the-brain-relates-to-social-status-and-behavior-in-male-european-starlings
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Lauren V Riters, Melissa A Cordes, Sharon A Stevenson
Numerous animal species display behavioral changes in response to changes in social status or territory possession. For example, in male European starlings only males that acquire nesting sites display high rates of sexual and agonistic behavior. Past studies show that mu and delta opioid receptors regulate behaviors associated with social ascension or defeat. Opioids also act at kappa receptors, with dynorphin binding with the highest affinity; however, the role of these opioids in social behavior has not been well studied...
November 29, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911942/persistent-morbillivirus-infection-leads-to-altered-cortactin-distribution-in-histiocytic-sarcoma-cells-with-decreased-cellular-migration-capacity
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Vanessa Maria Pfankuche, Mohamed Sayed-Ahmed, Vanessa Bono Contioso, Ingo Spitzbarth, Karl Rohn, Reiner Ulrich, Ulrich Deschl, Arno Kalkuhl, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Christina Puff
Histiocytic sarcomas represent rare but fatal neoplasms in humans. Based on the absence of a commercially available human histiocytic sarcoma cell line the frequently affected dog displays a suitable translational model. Canine distemper virus, closely related to measles virus, is a highly promising candidate for oncolytic virotherapy. Therapeutic failures in patients are mostly associated with tumour invasion and metastasis often induced by misdirected cytoskeletal protein activities. Thus, the impact of persistent canine distemper virus infection on the cytoskeletal protein cortactin, which is frequently overexpressed in human cancers with poor prognosis, was investigated in vitro in a canine histiocytic sarcoma cell line (DH82)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907022/nicotine-induces-podocyte-apoptosis-through-increasing-oxidative-stress
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Xiqian Lan, Rivka Lederman, Judith M Eng, Seyedeh Shadafarin Marashi Shoshtari, Moin A Saleem, Ashwani Malhotra, Pravin C Singhal
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking plays an important role in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Nicotine, one of the major components of cigarette smoking, has been demonstrated to increase proliferation of renal mesangial cells. In this study, we examined the effect of nicotine on podocyte injury. METHODS: To determine the expression of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR subunits) in podocytes, cDNAs and cell lysate of cultured human podocytes were used for the expression of nAChR mRNAs and proteins, respectively; and mouse renal cortical sections were subjected to immunofluorescant staining...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902761/tlr-2-recognizes-propionibacterium-acnes-camp-factor-1-from-highly-inflammatory-strains
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Coralie Lheure, Philippe Alain Grange, Guillaume Ollagnier, Philippe Morand, Nathalie Désiré, Sophie Sayon, Stéphane Corvec, Jöel Raingeaud, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Vincent Calvez, Amir Khammari, Frédéric Batteux, Brigitte Dréno, Nicolas Dupin
BACKGROUND: Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is an anaerobic, Gram-positive bacteria encountered in inflammatory acne lesions, particularly in the pilosebaceous follicle. P. acnes triggers a strong immune response involving keratinocytes, sebocytes and monocytes, the target cells during acne development. Lipoteicoic acid and peptidoglycan induce the inflammatory reaction, but no P. acnes surface protein interacting with Toll-like receptors has been identified. P. acnes surface proteins have been extracted by lithium stripping and shown to induce CXCL8 production by keratinocytes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900031/chromosome-16q-genes-cdh1-cdh13-and-adamts18-are-correlated-and-frequently-methylated-in-human-lymphoma
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Lobna Alkebsi, Hiroshi Handa, Akihiko Yokohama, Takayuki Saitoh, Norifumi Tsukamoto, Hirokazu Murakami
The products of the E-cadherin (CDH1), H-cadherin (CDH13) and a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motif 18 (ADAMTS18) genes are proteins displaying structural features and functions on the cell surface membrane, and have been reported to be involved in cancer progression. Using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and methylation-specific PCR (MSP) analysis, the promoter methylation status and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression levels of CDH1, CDH13 and ADAMTS18, which are putative tumor-suppressor genes located on chromosome 16q, were evaluated...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899647/spliceosomal-protein-eftud2-mutation-leads-to-p53-dependent-apoptosis-in-zebrafish-neural-progenitors
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Lei Lei, Shou-Yu Yan, Ran Yang, Jia-Yu Chen, Yumei Li, Ye Bu, Nannan Chang, Qinchao Zhou, Xiaojun Zhu, Chuan-Yun Li, Jing-Wei Xiong
Haploinsufficiency of EFTUD2 (Elongation Factor Tu GTP Binding Domain Containing 2) is linked to human mandibulofacial dysostosis, Guion-Almeida type (MFDGA), but the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms remain to be addressed. We report here the isolation, cloning and functional analysis of the mutated eftud2 (snu114) in a novel neuronal mutant fn10a in zebrafish. This mutant displayed abnormal brain development with evident neuronal apoptosis while the development of other organs appeared less affected...
November 28, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898092/transposon-mediated-generation-of-cellular-and-mouse-models-of-splicing-mutations-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-snrna-based-therapeutics
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Elena Barbon, Mattia Ferrarese, Laetitia van Wittenberghe, Peggy Sanatine, Giuseppe Ronzitti, Fanny Collaud, Pasqualina Colella, Mirko Pinotti, Federico Mingozzi
Disease-causing splicing mutations can be rescued by variants of the U1 small nuclear RNA (U1snRNAs). However, the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of modified U1snRNAs as therapeutic tools is limited by the availability of cellular and animal models specific for a given mutation. Hence, we exploited the hyperactive Sleeping Beauty transposon system (SB100X) to integrate human factor IX (hFIX) minigenes into genomic DNA in vitro and in vivo. We generated stable HEK293 cell lines and C57BL/6 mice harboring splicing-competent hFIX minigenes either wild type (SChFIX-wt) or mutated (SChFIXex5-2C)...
November 29, 2016: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895530/alpha-synuclein-contributes-to-malignant-progression-of-human-meningioma-via-the-akt-mtor-pathway
#10
Yiqin Ge, Kan Xu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to explore the expression of alpha-synuclein (α-synuclein) in benign, atypical, and anaplastic meningiomas and determine its role in the malignant progression of meningiomas. METHODS: Expression of α-synuclein was measured in 44 meningioma samples by real-time PCR analysis. The effects of overexpression or knockdown of α-synuclein on meningioma cell growth, invasiveness, and tumorigenicity were determined. RESULTS: Atypical and anaplastic meningiomas displayed significantly greater levels of α-synuclein mRNA, relative to benign tumors...
2016: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893425/tag-snps-of-long-non-coding-rna-tincr-affect-the-genetic-susceptibility-to-gastric-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
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Xiang Ma, Chi Huang, Dakui Luo, Younan Wang, Ran Tang, Xiangkun Huan, Yi Zhu, Zekuan Xu, Ping Liu, Li Yang
Tissue differentiation-inducing non-protein coding RNA (TINCR) is required for normal epidermal differentiation. TINCR is also strongly overexpressed in human gastric cancer (GC) and contributes to carcinogenesis and tumor progression. However, the association between TINCR polymorphisms and the risk of any diseases, such as GC, remains unknown. In the present study, the tag single nucleotide polymorphisms rs8113645, rs2288947, rs8105637, and rs12610531 were analyzed in 602 patients with GC and 602 age- and sex-matched controls...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891600/human-pdcs-display-sex-specific-differences-in-type-i-interferon-subtypes-and-interferon-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-receptor-expression
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Susanne Ziegler, Claudia Beisel, Kathrin Sutter, Morgane Griesbeck, Heike Hildebrandt, Sven Hagen, Ulf Dittmer, Marcus Altfeld
The outcomes of many diseases differ between women and men, with women experiencing a higher incidence and more severe pathogenesis of autoimmune and some infectious diseases. It has been suggested that this is partially due to activation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs), the main producers of interferon (IFN)-α, in response to toll-like receptor (TLR) 7 stimulation. We investigated the induction of type I IFN (IFN-I) subtypes upon TLR7 stimulation on isolated pDCs. Our data revealed a sex-specific differential expression of IFN-Is, with pDCs from females showing a significantly higher mRNA expression of all 13 IFNα-subtypes...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889648/pb2-substitutions-v598t-i-increase-the-virulence-of-h7n9-influenza-a-virus-in-mammals
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Meng Hu, Shuofeng Yuan, Ke Zhang, Kailash Singh, Qiang Ma, Jie Zhou, Hin Chu, Bo-Jian Zheng
PB2 is one of the subunits of the influenza A virus (IAV) polymerase complex. By bioinformatics analysis we identified PB2 substitutions at positions 389 and 598 among IAV isolates from humans, which might associate with viral pathogenicity. To evaluate the biological significance of these substitutions, PB2-K389R and -V598T/I mutant viruses of avian H7N9 IAVs were generated by reverse genetics. Compared to the wild type, the mutant viruses displayed an enhanced growth capacity in human and mammalian cells...
November 24, 2016: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888721/discovery-of-resveratrol-derivatives-as-novel-lsd1-inhibitors-design-synthesis-and-their-biological-evaluation
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Ying-Chao Duan, Yuan-Yuan Guan, Xiao-Yu Zhai, Li-Na Ding, Wen-Ping Qin, Dan-Dan Shen, Xue-Qi Liu, Xu-Dong Sun, Yi-Chao Zheng, Hong-Min Liu
Inhibition of lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) has recently emerged as an attractive therapeutic target for treating cancer and other diseases. As a continuity of our ongoing effort to identify novel small-molecule LSD1-inhibitors, we designed and synthesized a series of resveratrol derivatives, which were shown to be potent inhibitors of LSD1. Among them, compounds 4e and 4m displayed the most potent LSD1-inhibitory activities in enzyme assays, with IC50 values of 121 nM and 123 nM, respectively. Biochemistry study and docking analysis indicated that compounds 4e and 4m were reversible LSD1 inhibitors...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888136/different-epigenetic-mechanisms-of-er%C3%AE-implicated-in-the-fate-of-fulvestrant-resistant-breast-cancer
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Kouki Tsuboi, Yosuke Kaneko, Takamasa Nagatomo, Rika Fujii, Toru Hanamura, Tatsuyuki Gohno, Yuri Yamaguchi, Toshifumi Niwa, Shin-Ichi Hayashi
Approximately 70% of breast cancers express estrogen receptor α (ERα), which plays critical roles in breast cancer development. Fulvestrant has been effectively used to treat ERα-positive breast cancer, although resistance remains a critical problem. To elucidate the mechanism of resistance to fulvestrant, we established fulvestrant-resistant cell-lines named MFR (MCF-7 derived fulvestrant resistance) and TFR (T-47D derived fulvestrant resistance) from the ERα-positive luminal breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and T-47D, respectively...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883074/adipose-stem-cells-display-higher-regenerative-capacities-and-more-adaptable-electro-kinetic-properties-compared-to-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Ahmed El-Badawy, Marwa Amer, Reda Abdelbaset, Sameh N Sherif, Marwan Abo-Elela, Yehya H Ghallab, Hamdy Abdelhamid, Yehea Ismail, Nagwa El-Badri
Adipose stem cells (ASCs) have recently emerged as a more viable source for clinical applications, compared to bone-marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) because of their abundance and easy access. In this study we evaluated the regenerative potency of ASCs compared to BM-MSCs. Furthermore, we compared the dielectric and electro-kinetic properties of both types of cells using a novel Dielectrophoresis (DEP) microfluidic platform based on a printed circuit board (PCB) technology. Our data show that ASCs were more effective than BM-MSCs in promoting neovascularization in an animal model of hind-limb ischemia...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879679/hydrostatin-tl1-an-anti-inflammatory-active-peptide-from-the-venom-gland-of-hydrophis-cyanocinctus-in-the-south-china-sea
#17
Ningyuan Wang, Yan Huang, An Li, Hailong Jiang, Jie Wang, Jianzhong Li, Lei Qiu, Ka Li, Yiming Lu
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α is a pleiotropic cytokine with intense pro-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties, and anti-TNF-α biologics are effective therapies for various inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and sepsis. Snake venom, as a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases in China for centuries. In this research, we constructed a venom gland T7 phage display library of the sea snake Hydrophis cyanocinctus to screen bioactive compounds that antagonize TNF-α and identified a novel nine-amino-acid peptide, termed hydrostatin-TL1 (H-TL1)...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872583/ablation-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-subtype-3-impairs-hippocampal-neuron-excitability-in-vitro-and-spatial-working-memory-in-vivo
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Daniela Weth-Malsch, Michiel Langeslag, Dimitra Beroukas, Luca Zangrandi, Iris Kastenberger, Serena Quarta, Philipp Malsch, Theodora Kalpachidou, Christoph Schwarzer, Richard L Proia, Rainer V Haberberger, Michaela Kress
Understanding the role of the bioactive lipid mediator sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) within the central nervous system has recently gained more and more attention, as it has been connected to major diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Even though much data about the functions of the five S1P receptors has been collected for other organ systems, we still lack a complete understanding for their specific roles, in particular within the brain. Therefore, it was the aim of this study to further elucidate the role of S1P receptor subtype 3 (S1P3) in vivo and in vitro with a special focus on the hippocampus...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872158/filamin-a-is-reduced-and-contributes-to-the-casr-sensitivity-in-human-parathyroid-tumors
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Alessandra Mingione, Chiara Verdelli, Stefano Ferrero, Valentina Vaira, Vito Guarnieri, Alfredo Scillitani, Leonardo Vicentini, Gianni Balza, Edoardo Beretta, Annalisa Terranegra, Giuseppe Vezzoli, Laura Soldati, Sabrina Corbetta
Parathyroid tumors display reduced sensitivity to extracellular calcium ([Ca2+]o). [Ca2+]o activates calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), which interacts with the scaffold protein filamin A (FLNA). The study aimed to investigate: 1) the FLNA expression in human parathyroid tumors, 2) its effects on the CASR mRNA and protein expression, and 3) on ERK signaling activation, 4) the effect of the carboxy-terminal CASR variants and 5) of the treatment with the CASR agonist R568 on FLNA-mediated ERK phosphorylation in HEK293 cells...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867498/bone-muscle-crosstalk-targets-muscle-regeneration-pathway-regulated-by-core-circadian-transcriptional-repressors-dec1-and-dec2
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Jeffrey P Gorski, Jeffrey L Price
Deletion of proprotein convertase Mbtps1 in bone osteocytes leads to a significant postnatal increase in skeletal muscle size and contractile function, while causing only a 25% increase in stiffness in long bones. Concerns about leakiness in skeletal muscle were discounted since Cre recombinase expression does not account for our findings, and, Mbtps1 protein and mRNA is not deleted. Interestingly, the response of normal skeletal muscle to exercise and the regenerative response of skeletal muscle to the deletion of Mbtps1 in bone share some key regulatory features including a preference for slow twitch muscle fibers...
2016: BoneKEy Reports
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