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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332318/intraspecific-differences-in-plant-defense-induction-by-fall-armyworm-strains
#1
Flor E Acevedo, Michelle Peiffer, Swayamjit Ray, Robert Meagher, Dawn S Luthe, Gary W Felton
The underlying adaptive mechanisms by which insect strains are associated with specific plants are largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the role of herbivore-induced defenses in the host plant association of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) strains. We tested the expression of herbivore-induced defense-related genes and the activity of plant-defensive proteins in maize and Bermuda grass upon feeding by fall armyworm strains. The rice strain caterpillars induced greater accumulation of proteinase inhibitors in maize than the corn strain caterpillars...
January 14, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331508/compartmentalized-crosstalk-of-cftr-and-tmem16a-ano1-through-epac1-and-adcy1
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Joana Lérias, Madalena Pinto, Roberta Benedetto, Rainer Schreiber, Margarida Amaral, Massimo Aureli, Karl Kunzelmann
Airway epithelial cells express both Ca2+ activated TMEM16A/ANO1 and cAMP activated CFTR anion channels. Previous work suggested a significant crosstalk of intracellular Ca2+ and cAMP signaling pathways, leading to activation of both chloride channels. We demonstrate that in airway epithelial cells, stimulation of purinergic or muscarinic G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) activates TMEM16A and CFTR. Additional expression of Gq/11 and phospholipase C coupled GPCRs strongly enhanced the crosstalk between Ca2+- and cAMP-dependent signaling...
January 10, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330349/pharmacologic-inhibition-of-phospholipase-c-in-the-brain-attenuates-early-memory-formation-in-the-honeybee-apis-mellifera-l
#3
Shota Suenami, Shiori Iino, Takeo Kubo
Although the molecular mechanisms involved in learning and memory in insects have been studied intensively, the intracellular signaling mechanisms involved in early memory formation are not fully understood. We previously demonstrated that phospholipase C epsilon (PLCe), whose product is involved in calcium signaling, is almost selectively expressed in the mushroom bodies, a brain structure important for learning and memory in the honeybee. Here, we pharmacologically examined the role of phospholipase C (PLC) in learning and memory in the honeybee...
January 12, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328505/substance-p-as-a-putative-efferent-transmitter-mediates-gabaergic-inhibition-in-mouse-taste-buds
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Anthony Y Huang, Sandy Y Wu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Capsaicin-mediated modulation on taste nerve responses is thought to be produced indirectly by actions of neuropeptides, e.g., calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and substance P (SP), onto taste cells implying playing a role in taste sensitivity. During processing gustatory information in taste buds, CGRP shapes peripheral taste signals via serotonergic signaling. The underlying assumption has been that SP exerts its effects on taste transmitter secretion in taste buds of mice...
January 12, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326487/antitoxin-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-cyclea-peltata-root-against-naja-naja-venom
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Thulasi Sivaraman, N S Sreedevi, S Meenatchisundaram, R Vadivelan
OBJECTIVES: Snakebites are a significant and severe global health problem. Till date, anti-snake venom serum is the only beneficial remedy existing on treating the snakebite victims. As antivenom was reported to induce early or late adverse reactions to human beings, snake venom neutralizing potential for Cyclea peltata root extract was tested for the present research by ex vivo and in vivo approaches on Naja naja toxin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ex vivo evaluation of venom toxicity and neutralization assays was carried out...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326163/lim-and-cysteine-rich-domains-1-is-required-for-thrombin-induced-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-atherogenesis
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Jagadeesh Janjanam, Baolin Zhang, Arul M Mani, Nikhlesh K Singh, James G Traylor, A Wayne Orr, Gadiparthi N Rao
Restenosis arises after vascular injury and is characterized by arterial wall thickening and decreased arterial lumen space. Vascular injury induces the production of thrombin, which in addition to its role in blood clotting, acts as a mitogenic and chemotactic factor. In exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying restenosis, here we identified LIM and cysteine-rich domains 1 (LMCD1) as a gene highly responsive to thrombin in human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs). Of note, LMCD1 depletion inhibited proliferation of human but not murine vascular smooth muscle cells...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325991/bothrops-jararaca-accessory-venom-gland-is-an-ancillary-source-of-toxins-to-the-snake
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Richard Hemmi Valente, Milene Schmidt Luna, Ursula Castro de Oliveira, Milton Yutaka Nishiyama-Junior, Inácio de Loiola Junqueira-de-Azevedo, José Antonio Portes-Junior, Patricia Bianca Clissa, Luciana Godoy Viana, Leonardo Sanches, Ana Maria Moura-da-Silva, Jonas Perales, Norma Yamanouye
In Viperidae snakes, it has been attributed to the main venom gland, a component of the venom gland apparatus, the function of synthesizing all venom toxins and storing them inside a basal-central lumen. However, the role of the accessory gland is still unknown. Here, we analyzed the proteome and the transcriptome of the accessory gland during venom production and secretion cycle. We showed that the accessory gland expresses and synthesizes toxins that are similar to those produced by the main venom gland such as C-type lectin/C-type lectin-like proteins, metalloproteinase, phospholipase A2, cysteine rich secretory protein, nerve growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, serine proteinase, and l-amino acid oxidase...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324350/formation-of-phosphatidylethanol-from-endogenous-phosphatidylcholines-in-animal-tissues-from-pig-calf-and-goat
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Marc Luginbühl, Sytske Willem, Stefan Schürch, Wolfgang Weinmann
In the presence of alcohol, phosphatidylcholine (PC) is transformed to the direct alcohol biomarker phosphatidylethanol (PEth). This reaction is catalyzed by the enzyme phospholipase D (PLD) and dependent on substrate availability. As recent methods have solely focused on the determination of PEth, information about the PC composition was generally missing. To address this issue and monitor PC (16:0/18:1 and 16:0/18:2) and PEth (16:0/18:1 and 16:0/18:2) simultaneously, a reversed phase LC-MS/MS method based on a C8 core-shell column, coupled to a Sciex 5500 QTrap instrument was developed...
December 24, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321991/buddleja-globosa-matico-prevents-collagen-induced-platelet-activation-by-decreasing-phospholipase-c-gamma-2-and-protein-kinase-c-phosphorylation-signaling
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Manuel Fuentes, Cesar Sepúlveda, Marcelo Alarcón, Iván Palomo, Eduardo Fuentes
Platelets play a key role in thrombosis and cardiovascular diseases. Medicinal plants could be one of the most important factors that influence risks for platelet activation. Buddleja globosa (known as "matico") is a medicinal plant with many biological activities. The high content of polyphenols suggest that matico could have antiplatelet activity. The present study was aimed at evaluating mechanisms of antiplatelet action of an extract of matico. We demonstrated that matico extract at low concentrations and in a concentration dependent manner (0...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317346/protein-corona-and-phospholipase-activity-drive-selective-accumulation-of-nanomicelles-in-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Ana V Lechuga-Vieco, Hugo Groult, Juan Pellico, Jesús Mateo, Jose A Enríquez, Jesús Ruiz-Cabello, Fernando Herranz
ApoB-100 and Phosphatidylcholine-specific phospholipase C (PC-PLC) are important contributors to atherosclerosis development. ApoB-100 is the main structural protein of LDL, being directly associated with atherosclerosis plaque generation. PC-PLC is highly expressed in atherosclerosis lesions and contributes to their progression. We show how phosphatidylcholine-coated nanomicelles can be used for specific characterisation of atherosclerosis plaque. Results show that ApoB-100 in the protein corona of the nanomicelle targets the particles to atherosclerotic areas in apolipoprotein E-/- mice...
January 6, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317264/the-genetics-of-chronic-itch-gene-expression-in-the-skin-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-psoriasis-patients-with-severe-itch
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Leigh A Nattkemper, Hong Liang Tey, Rodrigo Valdes-Rodriguez, Helen Lee, Nicholas K Mollanazar, Christian Albornoz, Kristen M Sanders, Gil Yosipovitch
To identify itch-related mediators and receptors that are differentially expressed in pruritic skin, we used RNA sequencing to analyze the complete transcriptome in skin from paired itchy, lesional and non-itchy, non-lesional skin biopsies from 25 atopic dermatitis (AD) and 25 psoriasis patients and site-matched biopsies from 30 healthy controls. This analysis identified 18,000 differentially expressed genes common between itchy atopic and psoriatic skin compared to healthy skin. Of those, almost 2,000 genes were differentially expressed between itchy and non-itchy skin in atopic and psoriatic subjects...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316683/biological-and-proteolytic-variation-in-the-venom-of-crotalus-scutulatus-scutulatus-from-mexico
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Miguel Borja, Edgar Neri-Castro, Gamaliel Castañeda-Gaytán, Jason L Strickland, Christopher L Parkinson, Juan Castañeda-Gaytán, Roberto Ponce-López, Bruno Lomonte, Alejandro Olvera-Rodríguez, Alejandro Alagón, Rebeca Pérez-Morales
Rattlesnake venoms may be classified according to the presence/absence and relative abundance of the neurotoxic phospholipases A 2 s (PLA 2 s), such as Mojave toxin, and snake venom metalloproteinases (SVMPs). In Mexico, studies to determine venom variation in Mojave Rattlesnakes (Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus) are limited and little is known about the biological and proteolytic activities in this species. Tissue (34) and venom (29) samples were obtained from C. s. scutulatus from different locations within their distribution in Mexico...
January 8, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311537/secreted-phospholipases-a%C3%A2-from-animal-venoms-in-pain-and-analgesia
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Vanessa O Zambelli, Gisele Picolo, Carlos A H Fernandes, Marcos R M Fontes, Yara Cury
Animal venoms comprise a complex mixture of components that affect several biological systems. Based on the high selectivity for their molecular targets, these components are also a rich source of potential therapeutic agents. Among the main components of animal venoms are the secreted phospholipases A₂ (sPLA₂s). These PLA₂ belong to distinct PLA₂s groups. For example, snake venom sPLA₂s from Elapidae and Viperidae families, the most important families when considering envenomation, belong, respectively, to the IA and IIA/IIB groups, whereas bee venom PLA₂ belongs to group III of sPLA₂s...
December 19, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302464/the-role-of-lp-pla2-and-biochemistry-parameters-as-potential-biomarkers-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-asian-south-indians-a-case-control-study
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Sai Giridhar Sairam, Srikanth Sola, Asha Barooah, Sai Kiran Javvaji, Jiten Jaipuria, Vijayalakshmi Venkateshan, Janardhana Chelli, Carani Balaraman Sanjeevi
Background: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Lipoprotein associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is an emerging biomarker for inflammation that has shown association with CAD. Its significance in the Asian Indian population is not clearly known. We sought to compare the possible association of various biomarkers of atherosclerosis along with Lp-PLA2, in symptomatic individuals with CAD vs. healthy controls in Asian South-Indians. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional case control study at three centers in a South Indian population...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301784/trpv4-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4-channel-dependent-negative-feedback-mechanism-regulates-gq-protein-coupled-receptor-induced-vasoconstriction
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Kwangseok Hong, Eric L Cope, Leon J DeLalio, Corina Marziano, Brant E Isakson, Swapnil K Sonkusare
OBJECTIVE: Several physiological stimuli activate smooth muscle cell (SMC) GqPCRs (Gq protein-coupled receptors) to cause vasoconstriction. As a protective mechanism against excessive vasoconstriction, SMC GqPCR stimulation invokes endothelial cell vasodilatory signaling. Whether Ca2+ influx in endothelial cells contributes to the regulation of GqPCR-induced vasoconstriction remains unknown. Ca2+ influx through TRPV4 (transient receptor potential vanilloid 4) channels is a key regulator of endothelium-dependent vasodilation...
January 4, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300825/the-arabidopsis-thaliana-non-specific-phospholipase-c2-is-involved-in-the-response-to-pseudomonas-syringae-attack
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Zuzana Krcková, Daniela Kocourková, Michal Danek, Jitka Brouzdová, Premysl Pejchar, Martin Janda, Igor Pokotylo, Peter G Ott, Olga Valentová, Jan Martinec
Background and Aims: The non-specific phospholipase C (NPC) is a new member of the plant phospholipase family that reacts to abiotic environmental stresses, such as phosphate deficiency, high salinity, heat and aluminium toxicity, and is involved in root development, silicon distribution and brassinolide signalling. Six NPC genes (NPC1-NPC6) are found in the Arabidopsis genome. The NPC2 isoform has not been experimentally characterized so far. Methods: The Arabidopsis NPC2 isoform was cloned and heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli...
December 29, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298774/kidney-transplantation-in-a-patient-lacking-cytosolic-phospholipase-a2-proves-renal-origins-of-urinary-pgi-m-and-tx-m
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Jane Mitchell, Rebecca B Knowles, Nicholas S Kirkby, Daniel M Reed, Matthew L Edin, William E White, Melissa V Chan, Hilary Longhurst, Magdi Yaqoob, Ginger L Milne, Darryl C Zeldin, Timothy D Warner
Rationale: The balance between vascular prostacyclin which is anti-thrombotic and platelet thromboxane A2 which is pro-thrombotic is fundamental to cardiovascular health. Prostacyclin and thromboxane A2 are formed following the concerted actions of cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2α) and cyclooxygenase. Urinary 2,3-dinor-6-keto PGF1α (PGI-M) and 11-dehydro-TXB2 (TX-M) have been taken as biomarkers of prostacyclin and thromboxane A2 formation with the circulation and used to explain cyclooxygenase biology and patient phenotypes, despite concerns that urinary PGI-M and TX-M originate in the kidney...
January 3, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287631/phenotypical-characterization-and-molecular-identification-of-clinical-isolates-of-candida-tropicalis
#18
Rogelio de J Treviño-Rangel, Byron A Bodden-Mendoza, Alexandra M Montoya, Hiram Villanueva-Lozano, Mariana Elizondo-Zertuche, Efrén Robledo-Leal, Gloria M González
BACKGROUND: Candida tropicalis is an increasingly important human pathogen which usually affects neutropenic oncology patients with common hematogenous seeding to peripheral organs and high mortality rates. Candida pathogenicity is facilitated by several virulence attributes, including secretion of hydrolytic enzymes; however, little is known regarding the C. tropicalis ability to secrete them and their role in the disease. AIMS: To confirm by molecular means the identification of 187 clinical isolates (127 from blood, 52 from urine, and 8 from diverse clinical origins) phenotypically identified as C...
December 26, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286303/disturbed-vitamin-a-metabolism-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
#19
REVIEW
Ali Saeed, Robin P F Dullaart, Tim C M A Schreuder, Hans Blokzijl, Klaas Nico Faber
Vitamin A is required for important physiological processes, including embryogenesis, vision, cell proliferation and differentiation, immune regulation, and glucose and lipid metabolism. Many of vitamin A's functions are executed through retinoic acids that activate transcriptional networks controlled by retinoic acid receptors (RARs) and retinoid X receptors (RXRs).The liver plays a central role in vitamin A metabolism: (1) it produces bile supporting efficient intestinal absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A; (2) it produces retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) that distributes vitamin A, as retinol, to peripheral tissues; and (3) it harbors the largest body supply of vitamin A, mostly as retinyl esters, in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs)...
December 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280494/bidirectional-modulation-of-glutamatergic-synaptic-transmission-by-mglu7-receptors-at-sc-ca1-hippocampal-synapses
#20
Ricardo Martín, José Javier Ferrero, Andrea Collado-Alsina, Carolina Aguado, Rafael Luján, Magdalena Torres, José Sánchez-Prieto
Neurotransmitter release is driven by Ca2+ influx at synaptic boutons that acts on synaptic vesicles ready to undergo exocytosis. Neurotransmitter release is inhibited when mGlu7 receptors provoke a reduction in Ca2+ influx, although the reduced release from synapses lacking this receptor suggests that they may also prime synaptic vesicles for release. These mGlu7 receptors activate phospholipase C (PLC) and generate inositol trisphosphate (IP3 ), which in turn releases Ca2+ from intracellular stores and produces diacylglycerol (DAG), an activator of proteins containing DAG-binding domains like Munc13 and protein kinase C (PKC)...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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