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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732374/the-protective-effect-of-pft%C3%AE-on-alcohol-induced-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head
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Yi-Xuan Chen, Dao-Yu Zhu, Jun-Hui Yin, Wen-Jing Yin, Yue-Lei Zhang, Hao Ding, Xiao-Wei Yu, Jiong Mei, You-Shui Gao, Chang-Qing Zhang
Epidemiologic studies have shown alcohol plays a pivotal role in the development of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). The aim of this study was to explore the underlying mechanism of alcohol-induced ONFH and the protective effect of pifithrin-α (PFTα). In vitro, we found ethanol treatment significantly activated p53, suppressed Wnt/β-catenin signaling and inhibited osteogenic-related proteins. Furthermore, by separating the cytoplasmic and nuclear proteins, we found ethanol inhibited osteogenesis by impairing the accumulation of β-catenin in both the cytoplasm and nucleus in human bone mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs), which resulted from activating glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β)...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732288/lncrna-hotair-alleviates-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-targeting-mir-138-and-inactivating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Hong-Ju Zhang, Qiao-Feng Wei, Shu-Jun Wang, Hong-Jie Zhang, Xiu-Ying Zhang, Qin Geng, Yan-Hui Cui, Xiu-Hua Wang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and autoimmune-mediated inflammatory disease. We aimed to investigate the regulation of lncRNA HOTAIR in LPS-treated chondrocytes and RA mouse. Our results showed that HOTAIR expression was significantly reduced in LPS-treated chondrocytes. The HOTAIR was then over-expressed in chondrocytes by transfecting recombinant lentivirus carrying sequences encoding HOTAIR. The LPS-induced reduction of cell proliferation rate and production of two inflammatory factors interleukin (IL)-17, IL-23 were markedly inhibited...
July 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731483/the-role-of-laminins-in-cartilaginous-tissues-from-development-to-regeneration
#3
Y Sun, T L Wang, W S Toh, M Pei
As a key molecule of the extracellular matrix, laminin provides a delicate microenvironment for cell functions. Recent findings suggest that laminins expressed by cartilage-forming cells (chondrocytes, progenitor cells and stem cells) could promote chondrogenesis. However, few papers outline the effect of laminins on providing a favorable matrix microenvironment for cartilage regeneration. In this review, we delineated the expression of laminins in hyaline cartilage, fibrocartilage and cartilage-like tissue (nucleus pulposus) throughout several developmental stages...
July 21, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731447/chromatin-bound-oxidized-%C3%AE-synuclein-causes-strand-breaks-in-neuronal-genomes-in-in-vitro-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Velmarini Vasquez, Joy Mitra, Pavana M Hegde, Arvind Pandey, Shiladitya Sengupta, Sankar Mitra, K S Rao, Muralidhar L Hegde
Alpha-synuclein (α-Syn) overexpression and misfolding/aggregation in degenerating dopaminergic neurons have long been implicated in Parkinson's disease (PD). The neurotoxicity of α-Syn is enhanced by iron (Fe) and other pro-oxidant metals, leading to generation of reactive oxygen species in PD brain. Although α-Syn is predominantly localized in presynaptic nerve terminals, a small fraction exists in neuronal nuclei. However, the functional and/or pathological role of nuclear α-Syn is unclear. Following up on our earlier report that α-Syn directly binds DNA in vitro, here we confirm the nuclear localization and chromatin association of α-Syn in neurons using proximity ligation and chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731157/curcumin-prevents-lipopolysaccharide-induced-matrix-metalloproteinase%C3%A2-2-activity-via-the-ras-mek1-2-signaling-pathway-in-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Yi Zhong, Jian Feng, Jiafu Li, Zhongcai Fan
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of curcumin treatment on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced matrix metalloproteinase‑2 (MMP‑2) activity, and assess whether the effects are mediated by the Ras/mitogen‑activated protein kinase kinase 1/2 (MEK1/2) signaling pathway in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). VSMCs were isolated from male Sprague‑Dawley rats. Protein expression levels were analyzed by western blotting. The activity of MMP‑2 was measured with gelatin zymography, and an electrophoretic mobility shift assay was used to detect the DNA binding activity of nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB)...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730769/downregulation-and-subcellular-distribution-of-her2-involved-in-mda-mb-453-breast-cancer-cell-apoptosis-induced-by-lapatinib-celastrol-combination
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Yan-Yan Yan, Hong Bi, Wei Zhang, Qing Wen, Hong Liu, Jin-Xia Li, Hui-Zhi Zhang, Yan-Xia Zhang, Jia-Shan Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect and related molecular mechanisms of lapatinib/celastrol combination or single-agent treatment in HER2/neu-overexpressing MDA-MB-453 breast cancer cells. METHODS: The effects of treatment with lapatinib, celastrol or their combination on cell growth were determined using MTT assay. Drug synergy was determined using the combination index (CI) methods derived from Chou-Talalay equations using CalcuSyn software. Apoptotic morphology was observed by fluorescence microscope with Hoechst 33258 staining...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730520/a-betabaculovirus-dna-polymerase-cannot-substitute-for-the-dna-polymerase-of-the-alphabaculovirus-autographa-californica-nucleopolyhedrovirus
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Guoqing Chen, Yang Fang, Lijuan Wu, Qing Yan, Peter J Krell, Guozhong Feng
DNA polymerase (DNApol) is present in all baculoviruses and plays a crucial role in viral DNA replication. Previously we showed that the DNApol of the alphabaculovirus group II Spodoptera litura nucleopolyhedrovirus (SpltNPV) could partially substitute for the DNApol of a group I alphabaculovirus, Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV). However, it is not known if a betabaculovirus DNApol could subsititute for the alphabaculovirus DNApol in AcMNPV. In this report, DNApol of the betabaculovirus Pieris rapae granulovirus (PiraGV) was inserted into a dnapol-null AcMNPV bacmid, creating Bac-AcΔpol:PrPol...
July 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730123/iprgcs-possible-causation-accounts-for-the-higher-prevalence-of-sleep-disorders-in-glaucoma-patients
#8
Zhen-Zhen Guo, Shan-Ming Jiang, Li-Ping Zeng, Li Tang, Ni Li, Zhu-Ping Xu, Xin Wei
Sleep accounts for a third of one's lifetime, partial or complete deprivation of sleep could elicit sever disorders of body function. Previous studies have reported the higher prevalence of sleep disorders in glaucoma patients, but the definite mechanism for this phenomenon is unknown. On the other hand, it is well known by us that the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) serve additional ocular functions, called non-image-forming (NIF) functions, in the regulation of circadian rhythm, melatonin secretion, sleep, mood and others...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730103/expressions-of-tgf-%C3%AE-2-bfgf-and-icam-1-in-lens-epithelial-cells-of-complicated-cataract-with-silicone-oil-tamponade
#9
Bei Liu, Jing Gao, Bo-Chang Lyu, Shan-Shuang Du, Cheng Pei, Zhong-Qiao Zhu, Bo Ma
AIM: To investigate the expression differences of transforming growth factor-β2 (TGF-β2), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and intercellular cell-adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in lens epithelial cells (LECs) of complicated cataract with silicone oil tamponade and age-related cataract. METHODS: Totally 150 eyes of 150 patients (aged 35 to 77y) were investigated, including 75 patients with complicated cataract after silicone oil tamponade and 75 patients with age-related cataract...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729870/plastid-nucleus-distance-alters-the-behavior-of-stromules
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Jessica L Erickson, Matthias Kantek, Martin H Schattat
Plastids send "retrograde" signals to the nucleus to deliver information regarding their physiological status. One open question concerning this signal transfer is how the signal bridges the cytoplasm. Based on individual reports of plastid derived tubular membrane extensions connecting to nuclei, these so-called stromules have been suggested to function as communication routes between plastids and nuclei in response to biotic stress. However, based on the data currently available it is unclear whether interactions between stromules and nuclei are truly intentional or observed as a result of an inflated stromule frequency throughout the cell, and are thus a random event...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729685/nucleocytoplasmic-shuttling-of-histone-deacetylase-9-controls-activity-dependent-thalamocortical-axon-branching
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Ricardo Alchini, Haruka Sato, Naoyuki Matsumoto, Tomomi Shimogori, Noriyuki Sugo, Nobuhiko Yamamoto
During development, thalamocortical (TC) axons form branches in an activity-dependent fashion. Here we investigated how neuronal activity is converted to molecular signals, focusing on an epigenetic mechanism involving histone deacetylases (HDACs). Immunohistochemistry demonstrated that HDAC9 was translocated from the nucleus to the cytoplasm of thalamic cells during the first postnatal week in rats. In organotypic co-cultures of the thalamus and cortex, fluorescent protein-tagged HDAC9 also exhibited nuclueocytoplasmic translocation in thalamic cells during culturing, which was reversed by tetrodotoxin treatment...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729668/novel-fam83h-mutations-in-patients-with-amelogenesis-imperfecta
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Wang Xin, Wang Wenjun, Qin Man, Zhao Yuming
Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI), characterized by a deficiency in the quantity and/or quality of dental enamel, is genetically heterogeneous and phenotypically variable. The most severe type, hypocalcified AI, is mostly caused by truncating mutations in the FAM83H gene. This study aimed to identify genetic mutations in four Chinese families with hypocalcified AI. We performed mutation analysis by sequencing the candidate FAM83H gene. Three novel mutations (c.931dupC, p.V311Rfs*13; c.1130_1131delinsAA, p.S377X; and c...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729663/a-comparative-strategy-for-single-nucleus-and-single-cell-transcriptomes-confirms-accuracy-in-predicted-cell-type-expression-from-nuclear-rna
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Blue B Lake, Simone Codeluppi, Yun C Yung, Derek Gao, Jerold Chun, Peter V Kharchenko, Sten Linnarsson, Kun Zhang
Significant heterogeneities in gene expression among individual cells are typically interrogated using single whole cell approaches. However, tissues that have highly interconnected processes, such as in the brain, present unique challenges. Single-nucleus RNA sequencing (SNS) has emerged as an alternative method of assessing a cell's transcriptome through the use of isolated nuclei. However, studies directly comparing expression data between nuclei and whole cells are lacking. Here, we have characterized nuclear and whole cell transcriptomes in mouse single neurons and provided a normalization strategy to reduce method-specific differences related to the length of genic regions...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729555/inhibition-of-phosphodiesterase-5-suppresses-calcineurin-nfat-mediated-trpc6-expression-in-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells
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Shaojun Li, Yilin Pan, Rui Ke, Xinming Xie, Cui Zhai, Wenhua Shi, Jian Wang, Xin Yan, Limin Chai, Qingting Wang, Qianqian Zhang, Xiaofan Su, Lan Yang, Li Gao, Manxiang Li
The up-regulation of transient receptor potential channel 6 (TRPC6) has been found to contribute to the proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs), and inhibition of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) has been shown to suppress TRPC6 expression in PASMCs. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the up-regulation of TRPC6 expression and PDE5 modulation of TRPC6 expression in PASMCs remain largely unclear. The aim of this study is to address these issues. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) dose and time-dependently up-regulated TRPC6 expression in primary cultured rat PASMCs, and this was accompanied with the activation of calcineurin and subsequent translocation of NFATc4 to the nucleus...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729444/an-atoh1-s193a-phospho-mutant-allele-causes-hearing-deficits-and-motor-impairment
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Wei Rose Xie, Hsin-I Jen, Michelle L Seymour, Szu-Ying Yeh, Fred A Pereira, Andrew K Groves, Tiemo J Klisch, Huda Y Zoghbi
Atoh1 is a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor that is essential for the genesis, survival, and maturation of a variety of neuronal and non-neuronal cell populations, including those involved in proprioception, interoception, balance, respiration, and hearing. Such diverse functions require fine regulation at the transcriptional and protein levels. Here we show that serine 193 (S193) is phosphorylated in Atoh1's bHLH domain in vivo Knock-in mice of both sexes bearing a GFP-tagged phospho-dead S193A allele on a null background (Atoh1(S193A/lacZ) ) exhibit mild cerebellar foliation defects, motor impairments, and also partial pontine nucleus migration defects, cochlear hair cell degeneration, and profound hearing loss...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729437/estradiol-induced-regulation-of-glut4-in-3t3-l1-cells-involvement-of-esr1-and-akt-activation
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Raquel Campello, Luciana Fátima, João Barreto-Andrade, Thais Fg Lucas, Rosana Cristina Tieko Mori, Catarina Segreti Porto, Ubiratan Fabres Machado
Impaired insulin-stimulated glucose uptake involves reduced expression of the GLUT4 (solute carrier family 2 facilitated glucose transporter member 4, SLC2A4 gene). 17β-estradiol (E2) modulates SLC2A4/GLUT4 expression, but the involved mechanisms are unclear. Although E2 exerts its biological effects by binding to estrogen receptors 1/2 (ESR1/2), which are nuclear transcriptional factors; extranuclear effects have also been proposed. We hypothesize that E2 regulates GLUT4 through a mechanism related to extranuclear ESR1...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729432/tropomodulin1-controls-erythroblast-enucleation-via-regulation-of-f-actin-in-the-enucleosome
#17
Roberta B Nowak, Julien Papoin, David S Gokhin, Carla Casu, Stefano Rivella, Jeffrey M Lipton, Lionel Blanc, Velia M Fowler
Biogenesis of mammalian red blood cells requires nuclear expulsion by orthochromatic erythoblasts late in terminal differentiation (enucleation), but the mechanism is largely unexplained. Here, we employed high resolution confocal microscopy to analyze nuclear morphology and F-actin rearrangements during the initiation, progression and completion of mouse and human erythroblast enucleation in vivo Mouse erythroblast nuclei acquire a dumbbell-shaped morphology during enucleation, while human bone marrow erythroblast nuclei unexpectedly retain their spherical morphology...
July 20, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729115/arousal-and-drug-abuse
#18
REVIEW
Francisco J Urbano, Verónica Bisagno, Edgar Garcia-Rill
The reticular activating system (RAS) is not an amorphous region but distinct nuclei with specific membrane properties that dictate their firing during waking and sleep. The locus coeruleus and raphe nucleus fire during waking and slow wave sleep, with the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) firing during both waking and REM sleep, the states manifesting arousal-related EEG activity. Two important discoveries in the PPN in the last 10 years are, 1) that some PPN cells are electrically coupled, and 2) every PPN cell manifests high threshold calcium channels that allow them to oscillate at beta/gamma band frequencies...
July 17, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728836/chromosome-intermingling-mechanical-hotspots-for-genome-regulation
#19
REVIEW
Caroline Uhler, G V Shivashankar
Cells sense physical and chemical signals from their local microenvironment and transduce them to the nucleus to regulate genomic programs. In this review, we first discuss different modes of mechanotransduction to the nucleus. We then highlight the role of the spatial organization of chromosomes for integrating these signals. In particular, we emphasize the importance of chromosome intermingling for gene regulation. We also discuss various geometric models and recent advances in microscopy and genomics that have allowed access to these nanoscale chromosome intermingling regions...
July 17, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727688/diazepam-actions-in-the-vta-enhance-social-dominance-and-mitochondrial-function-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-by-activation-of-dopamine-d1-receptors
#20
M A van der Kooij, F Hollis, L Lozano, I Zalachoras, S Abad, O Zanoletti, J Grosse, I Guillot de Suduiraut, C Canto, C Sandi
Benzodiazepines can ameliorate social disturbances and increase social competition, particularly in high-anxious individuals. However, the neural circuits and mechanisms underlying benzodiazepines' effects in social competition are not understood. Converging evidence points to the mesolimbic system as a potential site of action for at least some benzodiazepine-mediated effects. Furthermore, mitochondrial function in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) has been causally implicated in the link between anxiety and social competitiveness...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
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