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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945005/differential-expression-of-myometrial-ap-1-proteins-during-gestation-and-labour
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Lubna Nadeem, Tali Farine, Anna Dorogin, Elzbieta Matysiak-Zablocki, Oksana Shynlova, Stephen Lye
Preterm labour (PTL) is a leading cause of perinatal mortality and postnatal morbidity. Contractions of the uterine muscle (myometrium) that determine the onset of labour depend on the expression of contraction-associated proteins (CAPs, i.e. connexin43) regulated by dimeric AP-1 transcription factors. Here, we examined subcellular (by immunoblotting) and tissue expression (by immunohistochemistry) of myometrial AP-1 proteins (cJUN, JUNB, JUND, cFOS, FOSB, FRA1, FRA2) throughout gestation and TL in different species (mouse, rat and human)...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943939/low-expression-of-microrna-1908-predicts-a-poor-prognosis-for-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
#2
Changcai Teng, Hong Zheng
MicroRNAs (miRs) serve important roles in cancer genesis and progression. The expression of miR-1908 has been reported in a number of types of cancer; however, the clinical significance of miR-1908 in human ovarian cancer (OC) remains unclear. A total of 491 patients with OC from The Cancer Genome Atlas project cohort were selected and divided into two groups according to the median expression level of miR-1908. Univariate and multivariate analyses, using the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox regression, were performed to identify the characteristics that predict OC prognosis...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939042/inorganic-phosphate-induced-impairment-of-osteoclast-cell-cell-fusion-by-the-inhibition-of-ap-1-mediated-dc-stamp-expression
#3
Masaki Arioka, Fumi Takahashi-Yanaga, Narihito Tatsumoto, Toshiyuki Sasaguri
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes hyperphosphatemia and secondary hyperparathyroidism, leading to several disorders of bone metabolism. Although high concentrations of extracellular inorganic phosphate (Pi) inhibit osteoclastogenesis, the molecular mechanism of this effect has not been fully understood. In the present study, therefore, we examined the effect of Pi on the differentiation of the osteoclast precursor RAW-D cells. Treatment with the receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand induced the differentiation of RAW-D cells (osteoclastogenesis)...
September 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938016/a-feed-forward-regulation-of-endothelin-receptors-by-c-jun-in-human-non-pigmented-ciliary-epithelial-cells-and-retinal-ganglion-cells
#4
Junming Wang, Hai-Ying Ma, Raghu R Krishnamoorthy, Thomas Yorio, Shaoqing He
c-Jun, c-Jun N-terminal kinase(JNK) and endothelin B (ETB) receptor have been shown to contribute to the pathogenesis of glaucoma. Previously, we reported that an increase of c-Jun and CCAAT/enhancer binding protein β (C/EBPβ) immunohistostaining is associated with upregulation of the ETB receptor within the ganglion cell layer of rats with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). In addition, both transcription factors regulate the expression of the ETB receptor in human non-pigmented ciliary epithelial cells (HNPE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927117/salvia-miltiorrhiza-extract-inhibits-tpa-induced-mmp-9-expression-and-invasion-through-the-mapk-ap-1-signaling-pathway-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
#5
Jeong-Mi Kim, Eun-Mi Noh, Hyun-Kyung Song, Minok Lee, Soo Ho Lee, Sueng Hyuk Park, Chan-Keun Ahn, Guem-San Lee, Eui-Baek Byun, Beom-Su Jang, Kang-Beom Kwon, Young-Rae Lee
Cancer cell invasion is crucial for metastasis. A major factor in the capacity of cancer cell invasion is the activation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), which degrades the extracellular matrix. Salvia miltiorrhiza has been used as a promotion for blood circulation to remove blood stasis. Numerous previous studies have demonstrated that S. miltiorrhiza extracts (SME) decrease lipid levels and inhibit inflammation. However, the mechanism behind the effect of SME on breast cancer invasion has not been identified...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923398/sirt1-suppresses-colorectal-cancer-metastasis-by-transcriptional-repression-of-mir-15b-5p
#6
Li-Na Sun, Zheng Zhi, Liang-Yan Chen, Qun Zhou, Xiu-Ming Li, Wen-Juan Gan, Shu Chen, Meng Yang, Yao Liu, Tong Shen, Yong Xu, Jian-Ming Li
The class III deacetylase sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), a member of the sirtuin family proteins, plays a key role in many types of cancers including colorectal cancer (CRC). Here we report that SIRT1 suppressed CRC metastasis in vitro and in vivo as a negative regulator for miR-15b-5p transcription. Mechanistically, SIRT1 impaired regulatory effects of activator protein (AP-1) on miR-15b-5p trans-activation through deacetylation of AP-1. Importantly, acyl-CoA oxidase 1 (ACOX1), a key enzyme of the fatty acid oxidation (FAO) pathway, was found as a direct target for miR-15b-5p...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923390/tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-inhibitors-conjugates-of-n-substituted-indole-and-aminophenylmorpholin-3-one-as-anti-inflammatory-agents
#7
Palwinder Singh, Sukhmeet Kaur, Anuradha Sharma, Gurcharan Kaur, Rajbir Bhatti
The conjugates obtained by the combination of indole and aminophenyl morpholinone were screened for TNF-α and IL-6 inhibition in microglial cells. Compound 4 was found to be the most potent anti-inflammatory agent as it reduced LPS induced level of inflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-6 by 71% and 53%, respectively. A significant decrease in NO and MMPs release from BV2 cells in culture pretreated with this compound as well as inhibition of nuclear translocation of NF-κB and AP-1 was observed. 75% inhibition of acetic acid induced algesia in swiss albino mice was noticed in the presence of compound 4...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912118/topically-applied-carvedilol-attenuates-solar-ultraviolet-radiation-induced-skin-carcinogenesis
#8
Kevin M Huang, Sherry Liang, Steven Yeung, Etuajie Oiyemhonlan, Kristan H Cleveland, Cyrus Parsa, Robert Orlando, Frank L Meyskens, Bradley T Andresen, Ying Huang
In previous studies, the β-blocker carvedilol inhibited EGF-induced epidermal cell transformation and chemical carcinogen-induced mouse skin hyperplasia. As exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation leads to skin cancer, the present study examined whether carvedilol can prevent UV-induced carcinogenesis. Carvedilol absorbs UV like a sunscreen; thus, to separate pharmacological from sunscreen effects, 4-hydroxycarbazole (4-OHC), which absorbs UV to the same degree as carvedilol, served as control. JB6 P(+) cells, an established epidermal model for studying tumor promotion, were used for evaluating the effect of carvedilol on UV-induced neoplastic transformation...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904128/integration-of-kinase-and-calcium-signaling-at-the-level-of-chromatin-underlies-inducible-gene-activation-in-t-cells
#9
Ruth Brignall, Pierre Cauchy, Sarah L Bevington, Bethany Gorman, Angela O Pisco, James Bagnall, Christopher Boddington, William Rowe, Hazel England, Kevin Rich, Lorraine Schmidt, Nigel P Dyer, Mark A Travis, Sascha Ott, Dean A Jackson, Peter N Cockerill, Pawel Paszek
TCR signaling pathways cooperate to activate the inducible transcription factors NF-κB, NFAT, and AP-1. In this study, using the calcium ionophore ionomycin and/or PMA on Jurkat T cells, we show that the gene expression program associated with activation of TCR signaling is closely related to specific chromatin landscapes. We find that calcium and kinase signaling cooperate to induce chromatin remodeling at ∼2100 chromatin regions, which demonstrate enriched binding motifs for inducible factors and correlate with target gene expression...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903348/nuclear-receptor-nr4a1-is-a-tumor-suppressor-down-regulated-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#10
Hongmei Wu, Jiong Bi, Yan Peng, Lei Huo, Xiaobin Yu, Zhihui Yang, Yunyun Zhou, Li Qin, Yixiang Xu, Lan Liao, Yang Xie, Orla M Conneely, Jos Jonkers, Jianming Xu
The nuclear receptor (NR) superfamily contains hormone-inducible transcription factors that regulate many physiological and pathological processes through regulating gene expression. NR4A1 is an NR family member that still does not have an identified endogenous ligand, and its role in cancer is also currently unclear and controversial. In this study, we aimed to define the expression profiles and specific role of NR4A1 in the highly malignant triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which still lacks available targeted therapies...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903063/cooperative-regulation-of-gja1-expression-by-members-of-the-ap-1-family-cjun-and-cfos-in-tm3-leydig-and-tm4-sertoli-cells
#11
Firas Ghouili, Luc J Martin
Within the testis, connexin43 encoded by Gja1 plays an important role in cell-to-cell communication between Leydig cells as well as between Sertoli cells and spermatogonia. In the adult male, Leydig cells are the principal producers of testosterone sustaining spermatogenesis, while Sertoli cells nourish, protect and support the differentiating germ cells. It has been shown previously that members of the AP-1 family regulate Gja1 expression in myometrial cells, suggesting that such regulatory mechanism may also be relevant within the testis...
September 10, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903050/changes-in-the-coding-and-non-coding-transcriptome-and-dna-methylome-that-define-the-schwann-cell-repair-phenotype-after-nerve-injury
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Peter J Arthur-Farraj, Claire C Morgan, Martyna Adamowicz, Jose A Gomez-Sanchez, Shaline V Fazal, Anthony Beucher, Bonnie Razzaghi, Rhona Mirsky, Kristjan R Jessen, Timothy J Aitman
Repair Schwann cells play a critical role in orchestrating nerve repair after injury, but the cellular and molecular processes that generate them are poorly understood. Here, we perform a combined whole-genome, coding and non-coding RNA and CpG methylation study following nerve injury. We show that genes involved in the epithelial-mesenchymal transition are enriched in repair cells, and we identify several long non-coding RNAs in Schwann cells. We demonstrate that the AP-1 transcription factor C-JUN regulates the expression of certain micro RNAs in repair Schwann cells, in particular miR-21 and miR-34...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901441/profiling-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-adipose-tissues-of-multiple-symmetric-lipomatosis
#13
Ke Chen, Linghao Wang, Wenjun Yang, Changfa Wang, Gui Hu, Zhaohui Mo
Multiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL) is a rare disorder characterized by aberrant multiple and symmetric subcutaneous adipose tissue accumulation in the face, neck, shoulders, back, chest and abdomen, severely affecting the quality of life of patients. At present, precise MSL etiology and pathogenesis remain to be elucidated. The present study first utilized a digital gene expression technique with a next‑generation sequencing platform to profile differentially expressed genes in three cases of MSL vs. normal control tissue...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900534/resveratrol-enriched-rice-attenuates-uvb-ros-induced-skin-aging-via-downregulation-of-inflammatory-cascades
#14
Lalita Subedi, Taek Hwan Lee, Hussain Mustatab Wahedi, So-Hyeon Baek, Sun Yeou Kim
The skin is the outermost protective barrier between the internal and external environments in humans. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a major cause of skin aging. UVB radiation penetrates the skin and induces ROS production that activates three major skin aging cascades: matrix metalloproteinase- (MMP-) 1-mediated aging; MAPK-AP-1/NF-κB-TNF-α/IL-6, iNOS, and COX-2-mediated inflammation-induced aging; and p53-Bax-cleaved caspase-3-cytochrome C-mediated apoptosis-induced aging. These mechanisms are collectively responsible for the wrinkling and photoaging characteristic of UVB-induced skin aging...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900269/predicted-effects-of-observed-changes-in-the-mrna-and-microrna-transcriptome-of-lung-neutrophils-during-s-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-mice
#15
John C Gomez, Hong Dang, Matthew Kanke, Robert S Hagan, Jason R Mock, Samir N P Kelada, Praveen Sethupathy, Claire M Doerschuk
The complex role of neutrophils in modulating the inflammatory response is increasingly appreciated. Our studies profiled the expression of mRNAs and microRNAs (miRs) in lung neutrophils in mice during S. pneumoniae pneumonia and performed in depth in silico analyses. Lung neutrophils were isolated 24 hours after intratracheal instillation of PBS or S. pneumoniae, and differentially expressed (DE) mRNAs and miRs were identified. Lung neutrophils from mice with S. pneumoniae pneumonia contained 4127 DE mRNAs, 36% of which were upregulated at least 2-fold...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899779/eupatilin-with-ppar%C3%AE-agonistic-effects-inhibits-tnf%C3%AE-induced-mmp-signaling-in-hacat-cells
#16
Yujung Jung, Jin-Chul Kim, Yongsoo Choi, Sullim Lee, Ki Sung Kang, Yong Kee Kim, Su-Nam Kim
Eupatilin (5,7-dihydroxy-3,4,6-trimethoxyflavone) is a flavonoid compound exhibiting several beneficial biological activities, including neuroprotection, anti-cancer, antinociception, chondroprotection, anti-oxidation, and anti-inflammation. Our previous study demonstrated that eupatilin specifically activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) through direct binding. The PPAR subfamily includes ligand-dependent transcription factors that consist of three isotypes: PPARα, PPARβ/δ, and PPARγ...
September 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899691/transcriptome-modulation-of-bovine-trophoblast-cells-in-vitro-by-neospora-caninum
#17
Pilar Horcajo, Laura Jiménez-Pelayo, Marta García-Sánchez, Javier Regidor-Cerrillo, Esther Collantes-Fernández, Daniel Rozas, Nina Hambruch, Christiane Pfarrer, Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora
Neospora caninum is one of the most efficient transplacentally transmitted pathogens in cattle and is a cause of abortion in this domestic species. The invasion and proliferation of Neospora caninum in the placenta and its dissemination to the foetus are crucial events in the outcome of an infection. In the bovine placenta, the placentomes are formed by maternal caruncles, which are delimited by a maternal epithelium and foetal cotyledons, which are delimited by an epithelial layer named the trophoblast. These epithelia form a physical barrier against foetal infection...
October 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898138/redox-sensitive-transcription-factors-play-a-significant-role-in-the-development-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Scott Le Rossignol, Natkunam Ketheesan, Nagaraja Haleagrahara
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease which is associated with significant morbidity. Redox sensitive transcription factors including NF-κB, HIF, AP-1, and Nrf2 are intimately involved in the pathogenesis of RA. The treatment of this disease is limited by the elusive nature of the pathogenesis of RA. NF-κB is crucial for the maturation of immune cells as well as production of TNFα and MMPs, which escalate RA. HIF is essential for activation of inflammatory cells, angiogenesis and pannus formation in RA...
September 12, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890333/static-and-dynamic-dna-loops-form-ap-1-bound-activation-hubs-during-macrophage-development
#19
Douglas H Phanstiel, Kevin Van Bortle, Damek Spacek, Gaelen T Hess, Muhammad Saad Shamim, Ido Machol, Michael I Love, Erez Lieberman Aiden, Michael C Bassik, Michael P Snyder
The three-dimensional arrangement of the human genome comprises a complex network of structural and regulatory chromatin loops important for coordinating changes in transcription during human development. To better understand the mechanisms underlying context-specific 3D chromatin structure and transcription during cellular differentiation, we generated comprehensive in situ Hi-C maps of DNA loops in human monocytes and differentiated macrophages. We demonstrate that dynamic looping events are regulatory rather than structural in nature and uncover widespread coordination of dynamic enhancer activity at preformed and acquired DNA loops...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884810/comparison-between-the-valsalva-maneuver-and-intraoperative-traction-measurements-in-pelvic-organ-prolapse-assessment
#20
Stergios K Doumouchtsis, Nivedita Gauthaman, Azar Khunda, Maya Basu, Kiran Dadhwal, Yasmin V Gayle, Constantin M Durnea
OBJECTIVE: To compare the assessment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) between the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) system with Valsalva maneuver and intraoperative measurement with mechanical traction. METHODS: A prospective observational study included 100 women with POP attending a tertiary urogynecology clinic in the UK and undergoing vaginal prolapse surgical procedures between October 2011 and October 2014. The women were examined in the clinic using POP-Q with the Valsalva maneuver and in the operating theater under general anesthesia with mechanical traction...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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