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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145717/ctrp9-regulates-growth-differentiation-and-apoptosis-in-human-keratinocytes-through-tgf%C3%AE-1-p38-dependent-pathway
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Tae Woo Jung, Hyung Sub Park, Geum Hee Choi, Daehwan Kim, Taeseung Lee
Impairment of wound healing is a common problem in individuals with diabetes. Adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived cytokine, has many beneficial effects on metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. C1q/TNF-Related Protein 9 (CTRP9), the closest paralog of adiponectin, has been reported to have beneficial effects on wound healing. In the current study, we demonstrate that CTRP9 regulates growth, differentiation, and apoptosis of HaCaT human keratinocytes. We found that CTRP9 augmented expression of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) by transcription factor activator protein 1 (AP-1) binding activity and phosphorylation of p38 in a dosedependent manner...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145712/cartilage-microrna-dysregulation-during-the-onset-and-progression-of-mouse-osteoarthritis-is-independent-of-aggrecanolysis-and-overlaps-with-candidates-from-end-stage-human-disease
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Louise H W Kung, Varshini Ravi, Lynn Rowley, Constanza Angelucci, Amanda J Fosang, Katrina M Bell, Christopher B Little, John F Bateman
OBJECTIVE: To identify candidate microRNAs that potentially regulate the initiation and progression of osteoarthritis. METHODS: Osteoarthritis was induced in 10-12 week old male wild-type C57BL6 mice and in mice resistant to aggrecanase cleavage (Acan p.374ALGS→374NVYS) by destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM). Osteoarthritis pathology was scored histologically. RNA from cartilage and subchondral bone were harvested in parallel by laser micro-dissection at 1 and 6 weeks post-surgery...
November 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145655/paternal-exposure-to-environmental-chemical-stress-affectsmale-offspring-s-hepatic-mitochondria
#3
Roger Godschalk, Alex Remels, Camiel Hoogendoorn, Jan van Benthem, Mirjam Luijten, Nur Duale, Gunnar Brunborg, Ann-Karin Olsen, Freek G Bouwman, Armelle Munnia, Marco Peluso, Edwin Mariman, Frederik Jan van Schooten
Pre-conceptional paternal exposures may affect offspring's health, which cannot be explained by mutations in germ cells, but by persistent changes in the regulation of gene expression. Therefore, we investigated whether pre-conceptional paternal exposure to benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) could alter the offspring's phenotype. Male C57BL/6 mice were exposed to B[a]P by gavage for 6 weeks, 3x per week, and were crossed with unexposed BALB-c females 6 weeks after the final exposure. The offspring was kept under normal feeding conditions and was sacrificed at 3 weeks of age...
November 14, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145598/pubertal-escape-from-estradiol-negative-feedback-in-ewe-lambs-is-not-accounted-for-by-decreased-esr1-mrna-or-protein-in-kisspeptin-neurons
#4
Michelle N Bedenbaugh, Marcella D'Oliveira, Rodolfo C Cardoso, Stanley M Hileman, Gary L Williams, Marcel Amstalden
In this study, we investigated whether decreased sensitivity to estradiol negative feedback is associated with reduced ESR1 expression in kisspeptin neurons as ewe lambs approach puberty. Lambs were ovariectomized and received no implant (OVX) or an implant containing estradiol (OVX+E). In the middle arcuate nucleus (mARC), ESR1 mRNA was greater in OVX than OVX+E lambs but did not differ elsewhere. Posthoc analysis of LH secretion from OVX+E lambs revealed three patterns of LH pulsatility: low (1-2 pulses/12 h; LF, n=3), moderate (6-7 pulses/12 h; MF, n=6) and high (>10 pulses/12 h; HF, n=5)...
November 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145579/progesterone-the-maternal-immune-system-and-the-onset-of-parturition-in-the-mouse
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Lydia F Edey, Hector Georgiou, Kieran P O'Dea, Sam Mesiano, Bronwen R Herbert, Kaiyu Lei, Renyi Hua, Danijela Markovic, Simon N Waddington, David MacIntyre, Philip Bennett, Masao Takata, Mark R Johnson
The role of progesterone (P4) in the regulation of the local (uterine) and systemic innate immune system, myometrial expression of connexin 43 (Cx-43) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and the onset of parturition was examined in: 1) naïve mice delivering at term; 2) E16 mice treated with RU486 (P4-antagonist) to induce preterm parturition; and 3) in mice treated with P4 to prevent term parturition.In naïve mice, myometrial neutrophil and monocyte numbers peaked at E18 and declined with the onset of parturition...
November 14, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145495/regulatory-mechanism-of-ccn2-production-by-serotonin-5-ht-via-5-ht2a-and-5-ht2b-receptors-in-chondrocytes
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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/29145491/the-urine-biomarker-panel-igfbp7-x-timp-2-nephrocheck%C3%A2-parameter-does-not-correlate-with-igfbp7-and-timp-2-gene-expression-in-urinary-sediment
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Daniela Knafl, Markus Müller, Sahra Pajenda, Zeynep Genc, Manfred Hecking, Ludwig Wagner
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently observed in serious infections, following nephrotoxic medication, surgery and trauma. Here we tested whether the detection of two recently identified biomarkers for AKI, Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 7 (IGFBP7), depends on the expression of these proteins in cells of the urinary sediment. METHOD: We collected urine samples of 33 kidney transplant recipients and 14 non-transplanted patients who all had AKI (stages 1-3 according to KDIGO), and measured [IGFBP7]x[TIMP-2] using the NephroCheck® Astute1 40 ™ meter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145474/long-3-utr-of-nurr1-mrnas-is-targeted-by-mirnas-in-mesencephalic-dopamine-neurons
#8
Luis Alberto Pereira, Roberto Munita, Marcela Paz González, María Estela Andrés
The development of mesencephalic dopamine neurons and their survival later in life requires the continuous presence of the transcription factor Nurr1 (NR4A2). Nurr1 belongs to the nuclear receptors superfamily. However, it is an orphan member that does not require a ligand to regulate the transcription of its target genes. Therefore, controlling the expression of Nurr1 is an important manner to control its function. Several reports have shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) regulate Nurr1 expression. However, Nurr1 has several splicing variants, posing the question what variants are subjected to miRNA regulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145442/downregulation-of-kcnmb4-expression-and-changes-in-bk-channel-subtype-in-hippocampal-granule-neurons-following-seizure-activity
#9
Luke E Whitmire, Ling Ling, Vladslav Bugay, Chase M Carver, Santosh Timilsina, Hui-Hsiu Chuang, David B Jaffe, Mark S Shapiro, Jose E Cavazos, Robert Brenner
A major challenge is to understand maladaptive changes in ion channels that sets neurons on a course towards epilepsy development. Voltage- and calcium-activated K+ (BK) channels contribute to early spike timing in neurons, and studies indicate that the BK channel plays a pathological role in increasing excitability early after a seizure. Here, we have investigated changes in BK channels and their accessory β4 subunit (KCNMB4) in dentate gyrus (DG) granule neurons of the hippocampus, key neurons that regulate excitability of the hippocampus circuit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145165/long-non-coding-rna-dlx6-as1-aggravates-hepatocellular-carcinoma-carcinogenesis-by-modulating-mir-203a-mmp-2-pathway
#10
Lei Zhang, Xiaowei He, Ting Jin, Li Gang, Zhenlin Jin
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been wildly verified to modulate multiple tumorigenesis, especially hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In present study, our team aims to investigate the role of lncRNA DLX6-AS1 in the HCC carcinogenesis. Results of early-stage experiments found that DLX6-AS1 expression level was up-regulated in 60 cases of HCC tissue samples compared with adjacent normal tissue. Moreover, the aberrant overexpression of DLX6-AS1 indicated the poor prognosis of HCC patients. Loss-of-function experiments revealed that DLX6-AS1 knockdown inhibited the proliferation, migration and invasion of HCC cells in vitro, and decreased the tumor growth in vivo...
October 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145159/potential-link-between-m-6-a-modification-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Lian-Ju Li, Yin-Guang Fan, Rui-Xue Leng, Hai-Feng Pan, Dong-Qing Ye
The field of m(6)A modification and epitranscriptomics has recently attracted much attention. More methods allowing for precise m(6)A site profiling and location are developed and crucial players of m(6)A modification machinery are increasingly identified. Although some challenges remain, m(6)A modification is found to modulate almost all aspects of RNA metabolism, such as splicing, stability, structure, translation, and export. Thus, m(6)A modification adds a new layer of post-transcriptional gene expression regulation, and it is implicated in T cell response to HIV infection, type I interferon production, and T cell differentiation and homeostasis...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145158/vibrio-cholerae-ompu-induces-il-8-expression-in-human-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Jae Seung Yang, Jun Ho Jeon, Mi Seon Jang, Seok-Seong Kang, Ki Bum Ahn, Manki Song, Cheol-Heui Yun, Seung Hyun Han
Although Vibrio cholerae colonizes the small intestine and induces acute inflammatory responses, less is known about the molecular mechanisms of V. cholerae-induced inflammatory responses in the intestine. We recently reported that OmpU, one of the most abundant outer membrane proteins of V. cholerae, plays an important role in the innate immunity of the whole bacteria. In this study, we evaluated the role of OmpU in induction of IL-8, a representative chemokine that recruits various inflammatory immune cells, in the human intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) line, HT-29...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145157/bmscs-derived-mir-223-containing-exosomes-contribute-to-liver-protection-in-experimental-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Lu Chen, Feng-Bin Lu, Da-Zhi Chen, Jin-Lu Wu, En-de Hu, Lan-Man Xu, Ming-Hua Zheng, Hui Li, Yu Huang, Xiao-Ya Jin, Yue-Wen Gong, Zhuo Lin, Xiao-Dong Wang, Yong-Ping Chen
Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease in the liver with potential to the development of liver fibrosis. Recent evidences suggest that bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) may exert its therapeutic activity through exosomes. Moreover, miR-223 is highly expressed in BMSCs and plays an important role in autoimmune diseases. Therefore, in this study, hepatoprotective role of BMSCs and miR-223 was investigated in both mice and hepatocytes. Liver antigen S100 was used to establish autoimmune hepatitis model in mice while LPS and ATP were used to establish cell injury model in hepatocyte...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145147/up-regulation-of-mir-299-suppressed-the-invasion-and-migration-of-htr-8-svneo-trophoblast-cells-partly-via-targeting-hdac2-in-pre-eclampsia
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Yu Gao, Ruilian She, Qian Wang, Yan Li, Haiying Zhang
Pre-eclampsia (PE), a pregnancy-associated disorder, is a major contributor to maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Recently, microRNAs (miRNAs) were found to be associated with the pathogenesis of PE. The present study investigated the function of miR-299 in HTR-8/SVneo trophoblast cells and explored its underlying mechanism in the pathogenesis of PE. The miR-299 and histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) mRNA expression levels were determined by quantitative real-time PCR. Transwell invasion and wound healing assays were used to measure cell invasive and migratory ability...
November 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145140/fluoxetine-modulates-the-transcription-of-genes-involved-in-serotonin-dopamine-and-adrenergic-signalling-in-zebrafish-embryos
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V Cunha, P Rodrigues, M M Santos, P Moradas-Ferreira, M Ferreira
Neurotransmitters pathways in fish and mammals are phylogenetically conserved. Therefore, the environmental presence of psychopharmaceuticals, such as fluoxetine (FLU), are likely to interact with fish serotonergic, dopaminergic and adrenergic systems, affecting their response and associated biological functions. Hence, the present work aimed at evaluating the effects of FLU in the transcription of genes involved in serotonin, dopamine and adrenergic transporters and receptors signalling in early stages of Danio rerio development...
October 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144743/diselaginellin-b-an-unusual-dimeric-molecule-from-selaginella-pulvinata-inhibited-metastasis-and-induced-apoptosis-of-smmc-7721-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#16
Yuan Cao, Ming Zhao, Yue Zhu, Zhen-Hua Zhu, Lukas Oberer, Jin-Ao Duan
Two new unusual dimeric selaginellins, diselaginellins A and B (1 and 2), along with two known derivatives, selaginellin (3) and selaginellin B (4), were isolated from Selaginella pulvinata. Their structures were elucidated by extensive NMR and high-resolution ESIMS data analysis. Compound 2 displayed apoptosis-inducing and antimetastatic activities against the human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line SMMC-7721. A microarray analysis revealed that genes related to metabolism, angiogenesis, and metastasis were altered by 2...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144553/blocking-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-in-endometrial-cancer-a-potential-novel-endocrine-therapeutic-approach
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Gonda Fj Konings, Karlijn Mc Cornel, Sofia Xanthoulea, Bert Delvoux, Margaretha A Skowron, Loes Kooreman, Pasi Koskimies, Camilla Krakstad, Helga B Salvesen, Kim van Kuijk, Yannick Jm Schrooders, Marc Vooijs, Arjan J Groot, Marlies Y Bongers, Roy Fpm Kruitwagen, Andrea Romano
The enzyme type 1 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17β-HSD-1), responsible for generating active 17β-estradiol (E2) from low-active estrone (E1), is over-expressed in endometrial cancer (EC) thus implicating an increased intra-tissue generation of E2 in this estrogen-dependent condition. In this study we explored the possibility of inhibiting 17β-HSD-1 and impairing the generation of E2 from E1 in EC using in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo models. We generated EC cell lines derived from the well-differentiated endometrial adenocarcinoma Ishikawa cell line and expressing levels of 17β-HSD-1 similar to human tissues...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144435/dysregulated-collagen-homeostasis-by-matrix-stiffening-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-fibroblasts-from-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-patients-role-of-fak-akt
#18
Alícia Giménez, Paula Duch, Marta Puig, Marta Gabasa, Antoni Xaubet, Jordi Alcaraz
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an aggressive disease in which normal lung parenchyma is replaced by a stiff dysfunctional scar rich in activated fibroblasts and collagen-I. We examined how the mechanochemical pro-fibrotic microenvironment provided by matrix stiffening and TGF-β1 cooperates in the transcriptional control of collagen homeostasis in normal and fibrotic conditions. For this purpose we cultured fibroblasts from IPF patients or control donors on hydrogels with tunable elasticity, including 3D collagen-I gels and 2D polyacrylamide (PAA) gels...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144397/sulforaphane-alters-%C3%AE-naphthoflavone-induced-changes-in-activity-and-expression-of-drug-metabolizing-enzymes-in-rat-hepatocytes
#19
Kateřina Lněničková, Andrea Dymáková, Barbora Szotáková, Iva Boušová
Sulforaphane (SFN), an isothiocyanate found in cruciferous vegetables, exerts many beneficial effects on human health such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer effects. The effect of SFN alone on drug-metabolizing enzymes (DMEs) has been investigated in numerous in vitro and in vivo models, but little is known about the effect of SFN in combination with cytochrome P450 (CYP) inducer. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of SFN on the activity and gene expression of selected DMEs in primary cultures of rat hepatocytes treated or non-treated with β-naphthoflavone (BNF), the model CYP1A inducer...
November 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144233/a-high-resolution-mrna-expression-time-course-of-embryonic-development-in-zebrafish
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Richard J White, John E Collins, Ian M Sealy, Neha Wali, Christopher M Dooley, Zsofia Digby, Derek L Stemple, Daniel N Murphy, Konstantinos Billis, Thibaut Hourlier, Anja Füllgrabe, Matthew P Davis, Anton J Enright, Elisabeth M Busch-Nentwich
We have produced an mRNA expression time course of zebrafish development across 18 time points from 1 cell to 5 days post-fertilisation sampling individual and pools of embryos. Using poly(A) pulldown stranded RNA-seq and a 3' end transcript counting method we characterise temporal expression profiles of 23,642 genes. We identify temporal and functional transcript co-variance that associates 5024 unnamed genes with distinct developmental time points. Specifically, a class of over 100 previously uncharacterised zinc finger domain containing genes, located on the long arm of chromosome 4, is expressed in a sharp peak during zygotic genome activation...
November 16, 2017: ELife
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