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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538876/combination-therapy-with-butyrate-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-for-keloid-fibrogenesis-an-in-vitro-study
#1
Kazuhiro Torii, Noriaki Maeshige, Michiko Aoyama-Ishikawa, Makoto Miyoshi, Hiroto Terashi, Makoto Usami
Background: A single, effective therapeutic regimen for keloids has not been established yet, and the development of novel therapeutic approaches is expected. Butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, play multiple anti-inflammatory and anticancer roles via their respective mechanisms of action. Objective: In this study, we evaluated the antifibrogenic effects of their single and combined use on keloid fibroblasts...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538873/increased-salivary-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1-in-non-reticular-oral-lichen-planus
#2
Arash Mansourian, Najmeh Shanbehzadeh, Seyed Javad Kia, Mahdieh-Sadat Moosavi
Background: Oral lichen planus is a potentially malignant disorder. One of the malignant transformation markers is cancer stem cells. One of the proposed marker for the detection of cancer stem cells's in head and neck cancer is aldehyde dehydrogenase. Recently it is shown that aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 expression in tissue samples is associated with oral lichen planus malignant transformation. Objective: This study evaluates salivary aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 in oral lichen planus...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538813/mechanisms-of-endothelial-protection-by-natural-bioactive-compounds-from-fruit-and-vegetables
#3
Bernardita Monsalve, Anibal Concha-Meyer, Iván Palomo, Eduardo Fuentes
The endothelium is fundamental for the regulation of vascular tone and structure. Under disease conditions, including the presence of cardiovascular disease risk factors, the endothelium loses its protective role and becomes a proatherosclerotic structure. In this article we searched for strategies from PUBMED and Science Direct databases using the following key words: endothelium, natural bioactive compounds, polyphenols and cardiovascular diseases. The search was restricted to english language papers. Studies have identified the contribution of diet to the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases...
May 22, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538782/diffuse-cystic-lung-diseases-differential-diagnosis
#4
Bruno Guedes Baldi, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Carvalho, Olívia Meira Dias, Edson Marchiori, Bruno Hochhegger
Diffuse cystic lung diseases are characterized by cysts in more than one lung lobe, the cysts originating from various mechanisms, including the expansion of the distal airspaces due to airway obstruction, necrosis of the airway walls, and parenchymal destruction. The progression of these diseases is variable. One essential tool in the evaluation of these diseases is HRCT, because it improves the characterization of pulmonary cysts (including their distribution, size, and length) and the evaluation of the regularity of the cyst wall, as well as the identification of associated pulmonary and extrapulmonary lesions...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538775/a-murine-model-of-elastase-and-cigarette-smoke-induced-emphysema
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Rubia Rodrigues, Clarice Rosa Olivo, Juliana Dias Lourenço, Alyne Riane, Daniela Aparecida de Brito Cervilha, Juliana Tiyaki Ito, Milton de Arruda Martins, Fernanda Degobbi Tenório Quirino Dos Santos Lopes
Objective: To describe a murine model of emphysema induced by a combination of exposure to cigarette smoke (CS) and instillation of porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE). Methods: A total of 38 C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into four groups: control (one intranasal instillation of 0.9% saline solution); PPE (two intranasal instillations of PPE); CS (CS exposure for 60 days); and CS + PPE (two intranasal instillations of PPE + CS exposure for 60 days). At the end of the experimental protocol, all animals were anesthetized and tracheostomized for calculation of respiratory mechanics parameters...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538689/reticulate-evolution-of-the-rock-lizards-meiotic-chromosome-dynamics-and-spermatogenesis-in-diploid-and-triploid-males-of-the-genus-darevskia
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Victor Spangenberg, Marine Arakelyan, Eduard Galoyan, Sergey Matveevsky, Ruzanna Petrosyan, Yuri Bogdanov, Felix Danielyan, Oxana Kolomiets
Knowing whether triploid hybrids resulting from natural hybridization of parthenogenetic and bisexual species are fertile is crucial for understanding the mechanisms of reticulate evolution in rock lizards. Here, using males of the bisexual diploid rock lizard species Darevskia raddei nairensis and Darevskia valentini and a triploid hybrid male Darevskia unisexualis × Darevskia valentini, we performed karyotyping and comparative immunocytochemistry of chromosome synapsis and investigated the distribution of RAD51 and MLH1 foci in spread spermatocyte nuclei in meiotic prophase I...
May 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538683/metabolic-investigations-of-the-molecular-mechanisms-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease
#7
REVIEW
Robert Powers, Shulei Lei, Annadurai Anandhan, Darrell D Marshall, Bradley Worley, Ronald L Cerny, Eric D Dodds, Yuting Huang, Mihalis I Panayiotidis, Aglaia Pappa, Rodrigo Franco
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by fibrillar cytoplasmic aggregates of α-synuclein (i.e., Lewy bodies) and the associated loss of dopaminergic cells in the substantia nigra. Mutations in genes such as α-synuclein (SNCA) account for only 10% of PD occurrences. Exposure to environmental toxicants including pesticides and metals (e.g., paraquat (PQ) and manganese (Mn)) is also recognized as an important PD risk factor. Thus, aging, genetic alterations, and environmental factors all contribute to the etiology of PD...
May 24, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538400/carbon-monoxide-releasing-molecule-2-suppresses-thrombomodulin-and-endothelial-protein-c-receptor-expression-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-vitro
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Xianglin Meng, Dongsheng Fei, Mingming Liu, Songlin Yang, Ning Song, Lei Jiang, Kai Kang, Chuanchuan Nan, Yunpeng Luo, Shangha Pan, Mingyan Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to observe the counter-effect of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-2 (CORM-2) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-suppressed thrombomodulin (TM) and endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) expressions from human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC), and to reveal its mechanisms. METHODS: HUVECs were divided into 5 treatment groups, wherein reagents were added simultaneously. TM and EPCR proteins of the cells and the culture medium levels of soluble TM, soluble EPCR, and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) were detected after administration, whereas mRNA levels of TM and EPCR, as well as nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) activity among groups, were also evaluated...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538216/the-emerging-view-of-aging-as-a-reversible-epigenetic-process
#9
Micaela López-León, Rodolfo G Goya
The achievement of animal cloning and subsequent development of cell reprogramming technology are having a profound impact on our view of the mechanisms of aging in complex organisms. The experimental evidence showing that an adult somatic nucleus implanted into an enucleated oocyte can give rise to a whole new individual strongly suggests that the integrity of the genome of an adult nucleus is fully preserved. Here, we will review recent experimental evidence showing that pluripotency gene-based cell reprogramming can erase the epigenetic marks of aging and rejuvenate cells from old individuals reversing most signs of aging and that when induced pluripotent stem cells are differentiated back to the cell type of origin, the rejuvenated cells share many of the features of wild-type counterparts from young donors...
May 25, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538214/profiling-and-bioinformatic-analysis-of-circular-rna-expression-regulated-by-c-myc
#10
Qiheng Gou, Ke Wu, Jian-Kang Zhou, Yuxin Xie, Lunxu Liu, Yong Peng
The c-Myc transcription factor is involved in cell proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis by activating or repressing transcription of multiple genes. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are widely expressed non-coding RNAs participating in the regulation of gene expression. Using a high-throughput microarray assay, we showed that Myc regulates the expression of certain circRNAs. A total of 309 up- and 252 down-regulated circRNAs were identified. Among them, randomly selected 8 circRNAs were confirmed by real-time PCR...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538185/regulation-of-active-dna-demethylation-through-rar-mediated-recruitment-of-a-tet-tdg-complex
#11
Haider M Hassan, Bart Kolendowski, Majdina Isovic, Kerstin Bose, Helen J Dranse, Arthur V Sampaio, T Michael Underhill, Joseph Torchia
Retinoic acid (RA) plays important roles in development, growth, and homeostasis through regulation of the nuclear receptors for RA (RARs). Herein, we identify Hypermethylated in Cancer 1 (Hic1) as an RA-inducible gene. HIC1 encodes a tumor suppressor, which is often silenced by promoter hypermethylation in cancer. Treatment of cells with an RAR agonist causes a rapid recruitment of an RAR/RXR complex consisting of TDG, the lysine acetyltransferase CBP, and TET 1/2 to the Hic1 promoter. Complex binding coincides with a transient accumulation of 5fC/5caC and concomitant upregulation of Hic1 expression, both of which are TDG dependent...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538181/malate-and-aspartate-increase-l-arginine-and-nitric-oxide-and-attenuate-hypertension
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Entai Hou, Na Sun, Fuchang Zhang, Chenyang Zhao, Kristie Usa, Mingyu Liang, Zhongmin Tian
Fumarase catalyzes the interconversion of fumarate and L-malate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. The Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rat, a model of salt-sensitive hypertension, exhibits fumarase insufficiencies. To investigate the mechanism mediating the effect of fumarase-related metabolites on hypertension, we considered the pathway in which L-malate can be converted to oxaloacetate, aspartate, argininosuccinate, and L-arginine, the substrate of nitric oxide (NO) synthase. The levels of aspartate, citrulline, L-arginine, and NO were significantly decreased in the kidneys of SS rats compared to salt-insensitive consomic SS...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538178/wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome-candidate-1-is-necessary-for-correct-hematopoietic-and-b-cell-development
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Elena Campos-Sanchez, Nerea Deleyto-Seldas, Veronica Dominguez, Enrique Carrillo-de-Santa-Pau, Kiyoe Ura, Pedro P Rocha, JungHyun Kim, Arafat Aljoufi, Anna Esteve-Codina, Marc Dabad, Marta Gut, Holger Heyn, Yasufumi Kaneda, Keisuke Nimura, Jane A Skok, Maria Luisa Martinez-Frias, Cesar Cobaleda
Immunodeficiency is one of the most important causes of mortality associated with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS), a severe rare disease originated by a deletion in chromosome 4p. The WHS candidate 1 (WHSC1) gene has been proposed as one of the main genes responsible for many of the alterations in WHS, but its mechanism of action is still unknown. Here, we present in vivo genetic evidence showing that Whsc1 plays an important role at several points of hematopoietic development. Particularly, our results demonstrate that both differentiation and function of Whsc1-deficient B cells are impaired at several key developmental stages due to profound molecular defects affecting B cell lineage specification, commitment, fitness, and proliferation, demonstrating a causal role for WHSC1 in the immunodeficiency of WHS patients...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538177/chemokine-signaling-and-the-regulation-of-bidirectional-leukocyte-migration-in-interstitial-tissues
#14
Davalyn Powell, Sebastien Tauzin, Laurel E Hind, Qing Deng, David J Beebe, Anna Huttenlocher
Motile cells navigate through complex tissue environments that include both attractive and repulsive cues. In response to tissue wounding, neutrophils, primary cells of the innate immune response, exhibit bidirectional migration that is orchestrated by chemokines and their receptors. Although progress has been made in identifying signals that mediate the recruitment phase, the mechanisms that regulate neutrophil reverse migration remain largely unknown. Here, we visualize bidirectional neutrophil migration to sterile wounds in zebrafish larvae and identify specific roles for the chemokine receptors Cxcr1 and Cxcr2 in neutrophil recruitment to sterile injury and infection...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538176/tonic-lat-hdac7-signals-sustain-nur77-and-irf4-expression-to-tune-naive-cd4%C3%A2-t-cells
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Darienne R Myers, Tannia Lau, Evan Markegard, Hyung W Lim, Herbert Kasler, Minghua Zhu, Andrea Barczak, John P Huizar, Julie Zikherman, David J Erle, Weiguo Zhang, Eric Verdin, Jeroen P Roose
CD4(+) T cells differentiate into T helper cell subsets in feedforward manners with synergistic signals from the T cell receptor (TCR), cytokines, and lineage-specific transcription factors. Naive CD4(+) T cells avoid spontaneous engagement of feedforward mechanisms but retain a prepared state. T cells lacking the adaptor molecule LAT demonstrate impaired TCR-induced signals yet cause a spontaneous lymphoproliferative T helper 2 (TH2) cell syndrome in mice. Thus, LAT constitutes an unexplained maintenance cue...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538170/yap-regulates-actin-dynamics-through-arhgap29-and-promotes-metastasis
#16
Yiting Qiao, Jianxiang Chen, Ying Bena Lim, Megan Louise Finch-Edmondson, Veerabrahma Pratap Seshachalam, Lei Qin, Tingting Jiang, Boon Chuan Low, Himanshu Singh, Chwee Teck Lim, Marius Sudol
Yes-associated protein (YAP) is regulated by mechanical cues via the interaction of the Hippo pathway with cytoskeleton. Previous studies showed that YAP plays a role in regulating the actomyosin network by suppressing Rho GTPase in medaka fish. Here, we identify Rho GTPase activating protein 29 (ARHGAP29) as a transcriptional target of YAP in a human gastric cancer cell line. YAP promotes the expression of ARHGAP29 to suppress the RhoA-LIMK-cofilin pathway, destabilizing F-actin. The overexpression of YAP causes cytoskeletal rearrangement by altering the dynamics of F-actin/G-actin turnover, thus promoting migration...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538164/post-translational-regulation-of-plant-immunity
#17
REVIEW
John Withers, Xinnian Dong
Plants have evolved multi-layered molecular defense strategies to protect against pathogens. Plant immune signaling largely relies on post-translational modifications (PTMs) to induce rapid alterations of signaling pathways to achieve a response that is appropriate to the type of pathogen and infection pressure. In host cells, dynamic PTMs have emerged as powerful regulatory mechanisms that cells use to adjust their immune response. PTM is also a virulence strategy used by pathogens to subvert host immunity through the activities of effector proteins secreted into the host cell...
May 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538146/ligand-mediated-folding-of-the-ompa-periplasmic-domain-from-acinetobacter-baumannii
#18
Ameeq Ul Mushtaq, Jeong Soon Park, Sung-Hun Bae, Hye-Yeon Kim, Kwon Joo Yeo, Eunha Hwang, Ki Yong Lee, Jun-Goo Jee, Hae-Kap Cheong, Young Ho Jeon
The periplasmic domain of OmpA from Acinetobacter baumannii (AbOmpA-PD) binds to diaminopimelate and anchors the outer membrane to the peptidoglycan layer in the cell wall. Although the crystal structure of AbOmpA-PD with its ligands has been reported, the mechanism of ligand-mediated folding of AbOmpA remains elusive. Here, we report that in vitro refolded apo-AbOmpA-PD in the absence of ligand exists as a mixture of two partially folded forms in solution: mostly unfolded (apo-state I) and hololike (apo-state II) states...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538144/probing-the-potential-role-of-non-b-dna-structures-at-yeast-meiosis-specific-dna-double-strand-breaks
#19
Rucha Kshirsagar, Krishnendu Khan, Mamata V Joshi, Ramakrishna V Hosur, K Muniyappa
A plethora of evidence suggests that different types of DNA quadruplexes are widely present in the genome of all organisms. The existence of a growing number of proteins that selectively bind and/or process these structures underscores their biological relevance. Moreover, G-quadruplex DNA has been implicated in the alignment of four sister chromatids by forming parallel guanine quadruplexes during meiosis; however, the underlying mechanism is not well defined. Here we show that a G/C-rich motif associated with a meiosis-specific DNA double-strand break (DSB) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae folds into G-quadruplex, and the C-rich sequence complementary to the G-rich sequence forms an i-motif...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538141/cancer-cell-and-macrophage-cross-talk-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
#20
REVIEW
Nathalie Dehne, Javier Mora, Dmitry Namgaladze, Andreas Weigert, Bernhard Brüne
Tumors are composed of tumor cells, nonmalignant cells, and the vascular system. Among them is intense communication via cell-cell contact-dependent mechanisms and/or soluble messengers. In the tumor microenvironment cells often face a certain degree of oxygen and nutrient deprivation. Hypoxic stress alters the metabolism of tumor cells but also of macrophages, as one dominating immune cell population in most solid tumors, with subsequent changes in the microenvironment. This alters the phenotype and metabolism of macrophages, to induce a tumor-promoting reprogramming...
May 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
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