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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333944/mir-155-promotes-uveal-melanoma-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-by-regulating-ndfip1-expression
#1
Jing Peng, Honglei Liu, Cuihong Liu
MicroRNAs refer to small RNA molecules that destroy the messenger RNA by binding on them inhibiting the production of protein. However, the role of miR-155 in uveal melanoma metastasis remains largely unknown. In this study, we found that miR-155 was upregulated in both uveal melanoma cells and tissues. Transfection of miR-155 mimic into uveal melanoma cells led to an increase in cell growth and invasion; in contrast, inhibition of miR-155 resulted in opposite effects. Also, we identified Nedd4-family interacting protein 1 as a direct target of miR-155, and the expression of Nedd4-family interacting protein 1 was inhibited by miR-155...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333723/nandrolone-induced-nuclear-accumulation-of-myod-protein-is-mediated-by-numb-a-notch-inhibitor-in-c2c12-myoblasts
#2
Xin-Hua Liu, Rita De Gasperi, William A Bauman, Christopher P Cardozo
Signaling via the androgen receptor (AR) stimulates myogenic progenitor differentiation. In addition, myogenic differentiation factor D (MyoD) and Numb, a Notch inhibitor, play key roles in regulating myogenic differentiation. Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, upregulates both MyoD and Numb expression in myogenic cells. However, the molecular mechanisms by which MyoD is upregulated by nandrolone are unclear. Moreover, the potential crosstalk between nandrolone, MyoD, and Numb is not well understood. With these considerations in mind, we examined the effects of nandrolone on the expression of MyoD mRNA and protein, and determined the interactions of MyoD and Numb in the presence or absence of nandrolone in differentiating C2C12 myoblasts...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331299/the-regulatory-roles-of-notch-in-osteocyte-differentiation-via-the-crosstalk-with-canonical-wnt-pathways-during-the-transition-of-osteoblasts-to-osteocytes
#3
Jin Shao, Yinghong Zhou, Yin Xiao
Osteocytes comprise more than 90% of the cells in bone and are differentiated from osteoblasts via an unknown mechanism. Recently, it was shown that Notch signaling plays an important role in osteocyte functions. To gain insights into the mechanisms underlying the functions of Notch in regulating the transition of osteoblasts to osteocytes, we performed a luciferase assay by cloning the proximal E11 and dentin matrix acidic phosphoprotein 1 (DMP1) promotor regions into pGluc-Basic 2 vectors, which were subsequently transfected into the IDG-SW3 (osteocytes), MC3T3 (osteoblasts) and 293T (non-osteoblastic cells) cell lines...
January 10, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329593/targeting-ectodysplasin-promotor-by-crispr-dcas9-effector-effectively-induces-the-reprogramming-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-sweat-gland-like-cells
#4
Sujing Sun, Jun Xiao, Jiahui Huo, Zhijun Geng, Kui Ma, Xiaoyan Sun, Xiaobing Fu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a deep burn injury are characterized by losing the function of perspiration and being unable to regenerate the sweat glands. Because of their easy accession, multipotency, and lower immunogenicity, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) represent as an ideal biological source for cell therapy. The aim of this study was to identify whether targeting the promotor of ectodysplasin (EDA) by CRISPR/dCas9-effector (dCas9-E) could induce the BM-MSCs to differentiate into sweat gland-like cells (SGCs)...
January 12, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301788/cardiac-endothelial-cell-transcriptome
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Achim Lother, Stella Bergemann, Lisa Deng, Martin Moser, Christoph Bode, Lutz Hein
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial cells (ECs) are a highly specialized cell type with marked diversity between different organs or vascular beds. Cardiac ECs are an important player in cardiac physiology and pathophysiology but are not sufficiently characterized yet. Thus, the aim of the present study was to analyze the cardiac EC transcriptome. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We applied fluorescence-assisted cell sorting to isolate pure ECs from adult mouse hearts. RNAseq revealed 1288 genes predominantly expressed in cardiac ECs versus heart tissue including several transcription factors...
January 4, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289511/opening-of-voltage-dependent-anion-channels-promotes-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cell-death-in-cancer-cells
#6
David N DeHart, Diana Fang, Kareem Heslop, Li Li, John J Lemasters, Eduardo N Maldonado
Enhancement of aerobic glycolysis and suppression of mitochondrial metabolism characterize the pro-proliferative Warburg phenotype of cancer cells. High free tubulin in cancer cells closes voltage dependent anion channels (VDAC) to decrease mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨ), an effect antagonized by erastin, the canonical promotor of ferroptosis. Previously, we identified six compounds (X1-X6) that also block tubulin-dependent mitochondrial depolarization. Here, we hypothesized that VDAC opening after erastin and X1-X6 increases mitochondrial metabolism and reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation, leading to ROS-dependent mitochondrial dysfunction, bioenergetic failure and cell death...
December 28, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287794/effect-of-glucocorticoid-treatment-on-baff-and-april-expression-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia-itp
#7
Julian Kamhieh-Milz, Nuha Ghosoun, Viktor Sterzer, Abdulgabar Salama
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an idiopathic bleeding disorder. B cell activating factor (BAFF) and 'A proliferation-inducing ligand' (APRIL) have regulatory effects on B and T cells and may represent relevant factors in the pathogenesis of ITP. Serum levels and gene expression were investigated in ITP patients. Both BAFF and APRIL serum levels were significantly elevated in active ITP. However, gene expression analysis revealed both factors to have a tendency toward downregulation. Glucocorticoid treatment significantly reduced BAFF but not APRIL serum levels, which may be mediated by differences in transcription factor binding sites...
December 26, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274432/a-mouse-model-of-depdc5-related-epilepsy-neuronal-loss-of-depdc5-causes-dysplastic-and-ectopic-neurons-increased-mtor-signaling-and-seizure-susceptibility
#8
Christopher J Yuskaitis, Brandon M Jones, Rachel L Wolfson, Chloe E Super, Sameer C Dhamne, Alexander Rotenberg, David M Sabatini, Mustafa Sahin, Annapurna Poduri
DEPDC5 is a newly identified epilepsy-related gene implicated in focal epilepsy, brain malformations, and Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). In vitro, DEPDC5 negatively regulates amino acid sensing by the mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) pathway, but the role of DEPDC5 in neurodevelopment and epilepsy has not been described. No animal model of DEPDC5-related epilepsy has recapitulated the neurological phenotypes seen in patients, and germline knockout rodent models are embryonic lethal. Here, we establish a neuron-specific Depdc5 conditional knockout mouse by cre-recombination under the Synapsin1 promotor...
December 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247759/repeated-methamphetamine-and-modafinil-induce-differential-cognitive-effects-and-specific-histone-acetylation-and-dna-methylation-profiles-in-the-mouse-medial-prefrontal-cortex
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Betina González, Subramaniam Jayanthi, Natalia Gomez, Oscar V Torres, Máximo H Sosa, Alejandra Bernardi, Francisco J Urbano, Edgar García-Rill, Jean-Lud Cadet, Verónica Bisagno
Methamphetamine (METH) and modafinil are psychostimulants with different long-term cognitive profiles: METH is addictive and leads to cognitive decline, whereas modafinil has little abuse liability and is a cognitive enhancer. Increasing evidence implicates epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation behind the lasting changes that drugs of abuse and other psychotropic compounds induce in the brain, like the control of gene expression by histones 3 and 4 tails acetylation (H3ac and H4ac) and DNA cytosine methylation (5-mC)...
December 13, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245924/runx1-promote-invasiveness-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-through-regulating-mir-93
#10
Yin Cheng, Haiyan Yang, Yang Sun, Hongkai Zhang, Shuangni Yu, Zhaohui Lu, Jie Chen
Runt-related transcription factor 1(RUNX1), a key factor in hematopoiesis that mediates specification and homeostasis of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs), is also overexpressed in several solid human cancers, and correlated with tumor progression. However, the expression and function of RUNX1 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma were still unclear. Here, we show that RUNX1 is highly expressed in pancreatic adenocarcinoma tissues and knocking down of RUNX1 attenuated aggressiveness in pancreatic cell lines...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244075/the-athlete-s-heart-is-a-proarrhythmic-heart-and-what-that-means-for-clinical-decision-making
#11
Hein Heidbuchel
Recurring questions when dealing with arrhythmias in athletes are about the cause of the arrhythmia and, more importantly, about the eligibility of the athlete to continue sports activities. In essence, the relation between sports and arrhythmias can be understood along three lines: sports as arrhythmia trigger on top of an underlying problem, sports as arrhythmic substrate promotor, or sports as substrate inducer. Often, there is no sharp divider line between these entities. The athlete's heart, a heart that adapts so magically to cope with the demands of exercise, harbours many structural and functional changes that by themselves predispose to arrhythmia development, at the atrial, nodal and ventricular levels...
December 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236185/genome-wide-identification-and-cadmium-induced-expression-profiling-of-sulfate-transporter-sultr-genes-in-sorghum-sorghum-bicolor-l
#12
M Aydın Akbudak, Ertugrul Filiz, Kubra Kontbay
Sulfur is an essential element for all living organisms. Plants can convert inorganic sulfur into organic sulfur compounds by complex enzymatic steps. In this study, we conducted a genome-wide analysis of sulfate transporter genes (SULTRs) in the sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) genome and examined expression profiles of SbSULTR genes under 200 µM cadmium (Cd) exposure. As a result of sorghum genome analysis, 11 SULTR genes were identified, including SbSULTR1;1, SbSULTR1;2, SbSULTR1;3, SbSULTR2;1, SbSULTR2;2, SbSULTR3;1, SbSULTR3;2, SbSULTR3;3, SbSULTR3;4, SbSULTR3;5, and SbSULTR4...
December 13, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230202/development-of-a-novel-escherichia-coli-kocuria-shuttle-vector-using-the-cryptic-pkpal3-plasmid-from-k-palustris-ipufs-1-and-its-utilization-in-producing-enantiopure-s-styrene-oxide
#13
Hiroshi Toda, Nobuya Itoh
The novel cryptic pKPAL3 plasmid was isolated from the Gram-positive microorganism Kocuria palustris IPUFS-1 and characterized in detail. pKPAL3 is a circular plasmid that is 4,443 bp in length. Open reading frame (ORF) and homology search analyses indicated that pKPAL3 possesses four ORFs; however, there were no replication protein coding genes predicted in the plasmid. Instead, there were two nucleotide sequence regions that showed significant identities with untranslated regions of K. rhizophila DC2201 (NBRC 103217) genomic sequences, and these sequences were essential for autonomous replication of pKPAL3 in Kocuria cells...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224006/epigenetic-regulation-of-the-promotor-region-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-nerve-growth-factor-in-opioid-maintained-patients
#14
Adrian Groh, Kirsten Jahn, Alexandra Burkert, Alexandra Neyazi, Laura Schares, Eva Janke, Marie Rehme, Rilana Schuster, Thomas Hillemacher, Stefan Bleich, Helge Frieling, Annemarie Heberlein
AIMS: The nerve growth factor (NGF) and the vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) may be of importance for psychiatric diseases including substance use disorders. The aim of the study was to identify differences in the regulation of both neuropeptides via the DNA-methylation status of the promotor regions of NGF and VEGF-A in different forms of maintenance therapy for opioid dependence and the related stress regulation via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. METHODS: We compared methylation levels of opioid-dependent patients receiving treatment with diamorphine (n = 28) or levomethadone (n = 54) and similar levels in a healthy control group (n = 72)...
December 8, 2017: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222951/neuronal-pas-domain-protein-4-npas4-controls-neuronal-homeostasis-in-pentylenetetrazole-induced-epilepsy-through-the-induction-of-homer1a
#15
Wei Shan, Taku Nagai, Motoki Tanaka, Norimichi Itoh, Yoko Furukawa-Hibi, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Masahiro Sokabe, Kiyofumi Yamada
Neuronal intrinsic homeostatic scaling-down of excitatory synapse has been implicated in epilepsy pathogenesis to prevent the neuronal circuits from hyper-excitability. Recent findings suggest a role for neuronal PAS domain protein 4 (Npas4), an activity-dependent neuron-specific transcription factor in epileptogenesis, however, the underlying mechanism by which Npas4 regulates epilepsy remains unclear. We herein propose that limbic seizure activity up-regulates Npas4-homer1a signaling in the hippocampus, thereby contributing to epileptogenesis in mice...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218247/akip1-promoted-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-transactivating-zeb1
#16
Xiaobin Guo, Limin Zhao, Dongjun Cheng, Qing Mu, Hongyan Kuang, Keqing Feng
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading death-related malignancies worldwide with elusive molecular mechanisms. A-kinase interacting protein 1 (AKIP1) is an important regulator controlling metastasis, lymphangiogenesis and angiogenesis. However, the role of AKIP1 in NSCLC progression is still little known. Here, we found that AKIP1 was overexpressed in NSCLC specimens as well as cell lines. Overexpression of AKIP1 in NSLCC tissues was positively correlated with TNM stage, lymph node metastasis and poor prognosis...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212391/gene-therapy-successfully-delays-degeneration-in-a-mouse-model-of-pde6a-linked-retinitis-pigmentosa-rp-43
#17
Christian Schön, Vithiyanjali Sothilingam, Regine Mühlfriedel, Marina Garcia Garrido, Susanne C Beck, Naoyuki Tanimoto, Bernd Wissinger, François Paquet-Durand, Martin Biel, Stylianos Michalakis, Mathias W Seeliger, Rd-Cure Consortium
Retinitis pigmentosa type 43 (RP43) is a blinding disease caused by mutations in the gene for rod phosphodiesterase 6 alpha (PDE6A). The disease process begins with a dysfunction of rod photoreceptors, subsequently followed by a currently untreatable progressive degeneration of the entire outer retina. Aiming at a curative approach via PDE6A gene supplementation, we developed a novel adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector for expression of the human PDE6A cDNA under control of the human rhodopsin promotor (rAAV8...
December 7, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209813/fsp1-specific-smad2-knockout-in-renal-tubular-endothelial-and-interstitial-cells-reduces-fibrosis-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-murine-stz-induced-diabetic-nephropathy
#18
Ivonne Loeffler, Marita Liebisch, Stefanie Allert, Elke Kunisch, Raimund W Kinne, Gunter Wolf
Extracellular matrix deposition during tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF), a central pathological process in patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN), is driven by locally activated, disease-relevant myofibroblasts. Myofibroblasts can arise from various cellular sources, e.g., tubular epithelial cells via a process named epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and its downstream Smad signaling play a critical role in both TIF and EMT. Whereas Smad3 is one central mediator, the role of the other prominently expressed variant, Smad2, is not completely understood...
December 6, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203334/sex-differences-in-olfactory-induced-neural-activation-of-the-amygdala
#19
Takefumi Kikusui, Mayu Kajita, Natsumi Otsuka, Tatsuya Hattori, Kanako Kumazawa, Akiyuki Watarai, Miho Nagasawa, Ayumu Inutsuka, Akihiro Yamanaka, Naoki Matsuo, Herbert E Covington, Kazutaka Mogi
Olfactory signals, including the scent of urine, are thought to be processed by specific brain regions, such as the medial amygdala (Me), and regulate sexual behavior in a sex-dependent manner. We aimed to reveal the sex-specific neural circuit from the accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) to Me by using a transgenic mouse. We quantified the long-lasting green fluorescent protein (GFP) expression profile, which was controlled by the c-fos promotor in a sex-dependent manner by the scent of urine. Female urine predominantly activated neurons of the MePD in male mice and the MePV in female mice...
December 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181544/angiotensin-1-7-but-not-the-thrombin-cleaved-osteopontin-c-terminal-fragment-attenuates-osteopontin-mediated-macrophage-induced-endothelial-cell-inflammation
#20
Rachel Hamias, Assaf Rudich, George Greenberg, Gabriel Szendro, Talya Wolak
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: Evaluating the pro-/anti-inflammatory activity of the C-terminal cleavage product of osteopontin in comparison to angiotensin 1-7. MATERIAL AND SUBJECTS: Human coronary endothelial cells (hcEC) treated with conditioned media from human U937 macrophages. TREATMENT: Macrophages were (pre)treated with C-terminal, full-length or N-terminal osteopontin (OPN-C, OPN-FL, OPN-N, respectively), angiotensin II, angiotensin 1-7 or TNF-α...
November 27, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
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