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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529172/contribution-of-muscarinic-receptors-to-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-ruscus-extract
#1
Isabelle Rauly-Lestienne, Peter Heusler, Didier Cussac, Frédérique Lantoine-Adam, Fatima Zely Garcia de Almeida Cyrino, Eliete Bouskela
The objectives of this study were to evaluate, in vitro and in vivo, the contribution of muscarinic receptors to the effects of Ruscus extract. Ruscus extract was tested in competition binding experiments at recombinant human muscarinic receptors, heterologous expressed in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells and in cellular assays measuring Ca(2+) liberation and activator protein-1 (AP-1) reporter gene activation. The impact of muscarinic blockade on prolonged treatment outcome was evaluated using the hamster cheek pouch (HCP) microcirculation examining macromolecular permeability increase induced by histamine or ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), mean arteriolar and venular diameters, functional capillary density and I/R-induced leukocyte rolling and sticking...
May 18, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528205/heterotrimeric-complex-of-p38-mapk-pkc%C3%AE-and-tirap-is-required-for-ap1-mediated-inflammatory-response
#2
Mirza S Baig, Dongfang Liu, Kannan Muthu, Anjali Roy, Uzma Saqib, Adnan Naim, Syed M Faisal, Mansi Srivastava, Rohit Saluja
Inflammation could be described as a physiological response of the body to tissue injury, pathogen invasion, and irritants. During the inflammatory phase, cells of both the innate as well as adaptive immune system are activated and recruited to the site of inflammation. These mediators are downstream targets for the transcription factors; activator protein-1 (AP1), nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer (NF-κB), signal transducers and activators of transcription factors (STAT1), as well as interferon regulatory factors (IRFs), which control the expression of most immunomodulatory genes...
May 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525384/secretome-analysis-of-breast-cancer-associated-adipose-tissue-to-identify-paracrine-regulators-of-breast-cancer-growth
#3
Lapeire Lore, Hendrix An, Lecoutere Evelyne, Van Bockstal Mieke, Vandesompele Jo, Maynard Dawn, Braems Geert, Van Den Broecke Rudy, Müller Cathérine, Bracke Marc, Cocquyt Véronique, Denys Hannelore, De Wever Olivier
Adipose tissue secretes a plethora of adipokines as evidenced by characterization of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue secretomes. However, adipose tissue composition and secretion pattern is depot and disease dependent, influencing the adipose tissue secretome. We investigated the secretome of cancer-associated adipose tissue (CAAT) explants from breast cancer patients and explored its role in breast cancer proliferation. CAAT proteins were identified by LC-MS/MS and human protein antibody arrays and stimulated proliferation of three breast cancer cell lines...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521278/scaffold-protein-jlp-mediates-tcr-initiated-cd4-t-cell-activation-and-cd154-expression
#4
Qi Yan, Cheng Yang, Qiang Fu, Zhaowei Chen, Shan Liu, Dou Fu, Rahmat N Rahman, Ryota Nakazato, Katsuji Yoshioka, Sam K P Kung, Guohua Ding, Huiming Wang
CD4(+) T-cell activation and its subsequent induction of CD154 (CD40 ligand, CD40L) expression are pivotal in shaping both the humoral and cellular immune responses. Scaffold protein JLP regulates signal transduction pathways and molecular trafficking inside cells, thus represents a critical component in maintaining cellular functions. Its role in regulating CD4(+) T-cell activation and CD154 expression, however, is unclear. Here, we demonstrated expression of JLP in mouse tissues of lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, and also CD4(+) T cells...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515391/advanced-glycation-end-products-regulate-interleukin-1%C3%AE-production-in-human-placenta
#5
Kotomi Seno, Saoko Sase, Ayae Ozeki, Hironori Takahashi, Akihide Ohkuchi, Hirotada Suzuki, Shigeki Matsubara, Hisataka Iwata, Takehito Kuwayama, Koumei Shirasuna
Maternal obesity is a major risk factor for pregnancy complications, causing inflammatory cytokine release in the placenta, including interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, and IL-8. Pregnant women with obesity develop accelerated systemic and placental inflammation with elevated circulating advanced glycation end products (AGEs). IL-1β is a pivotal inflammatory cytokine associated with obesity and pregnancy complications, and its production is regulated by NLR family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasomes...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514727/nuclear-receptor-nr4a1-is-a-tumor-suppressor-down-regulated-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#6
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...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514495/protective-effects-of-dioscin-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-via-regulating-mir-34a-sirt1-signal-pathway
#7
Yimeng Zhang, Xufeng Tao, Lianhong Yin, Lina Xu, Youwei Xu, Yan Qi, Xu Han, Shasha Song, Yanyan Zhao, Yuan Lin, Kexin Liu, Jinyong Peng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dioscin has various pharmacological actions in our previous works, however, little is known concerning the role of it on cisplatin (CDDP)-induced nephrotoxicity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects and possible mechanisms of dioscin against CDDP-induced nephrotoxicity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In the present study, the in vivo models of CDDP-induced nephrotoxicity in rats and mice were used, and the in vitro models on NRK-52E and HK-2 cells were developed...
May 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513462/invasion-and-metastasis-of-tumour-cells-resistant-to-chemotherapy
#8
Anna Nowakowska, Jolanta Tarasiuk
Metastatic tumours resistant to chemotherapy are the major cause of the clinical failure in the treatment of malignant diseases. It is observed often that drugs active against primary tumours do not exhibit the same efficacy towards metastatic tumour cells having modified signaling pathways. Among cellular factors involved in the development of the metastatic potential of multidrug resistant tumour cells are some oncoproteins, antiapoptotic proteins, mutated suppressor proteins, integrins and CD44 receptor...
May 9, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504462/endocytic-activity-of-hiv-1-vpu-phosphoserine-dependent-interactions-with-clathrin-adaptors
#9
Charlotte A Stoneham, Rajendra Singh, Xiaofei Jia, Yong Xiong, John Guatelli
HIV-1 Vpu modulates cellular transmembrane proteins to optimize viral replication and provide immune-evasion, triggering ubiquitin-mediated degradation of some targets but also modulating endosomal trafficking to deplete them from the plasma membrane. Interactions between Vpu and the heterotetrameric clathrin adaptors AP-1 and AP-2 have been described, yet the molecular basis and functional roles of such interactions are incompletely defined. To investigate the trafficking signals encoded by Vpu, we fused the cytoplasmic domain (CD) of Vpu to the extracellular and transmembrane domains of the CD8 α-chain...
May 14, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502334/ap-1-expression-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-immune-disorders-and-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Shivtia Trop-Steinberg, Yehudit Azar
The inflammatory response is known to have a significant role in certain autoimmune diseases and malignancies. We review current knowledge regarding the functions of activator protein 1 (AP-1) as an important modulator in several immune disorders and carcinomas. AP-1 is overexpressed in rheumatoid arthritis and in long-term allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation survivors; however, decreased expression of AP-1 has been observed in psoriasis, systematic lupus erythematosus and in patients who do not survive after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502165/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-inhibits-mucin-synthesis-and-viral-replication-by-suppression-of-ap-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-via-p38-mapks-jnk-signaling-pathways-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infected-a549-cells
#11
Jin-Woo Lee, Young Il Kim, Chang-Nim Im, Sung Wan Kim, Su Jin Kim, Seoyeon Min, Yong Hoon Joo, Sung-Vin Yim, Namhyun Chung
Airway epithelial cells are often infected by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), one of the most common causes of asthma, bronchiolitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia. During the infection process, excessive mucins aggravate airway inflammation. However, the mechanism underlying RSV-induced airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation is poorly understood. Furthermore, no reliable vaccines or drugs for antiviral therapy are available. In this study, the effect of the natural compound grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) on RSV-infected human airway epithelial cells A549 was evaluated...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500728/immunolocalization-of-substance-p-and-nk-1-receptor-in-adipose-stem-cells
#12
Miguel Muñoz, Mario F Muñoz, Antonio Ayala
Substance P (SP) is a neuropeptide belonging to the thachykinin peptide family. SP, after binding to its receptor, the neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R), controls several transcription factors such as NF-κB, hypoxia inducible factor (HIF-1α), c-myc, c-fos, c-jun and AP-1. SP and NK1R have a widespread distribution in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. They are also present in cells not belonging to the nervous system (immune cells, placenta, etc.). SP is located in all body fluids, i.e., blood, cerebrospinal fluid, etc...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496416/lysophosphatidic-acid-is-associated-with-atherosclerotic-plaque-instability-by-regulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-expression-via-lpa2-in-macrophages
#13
Chun Gu, Fang Wang, Zhenwen Zhao, Hongyue Wang, Xiangfeng Cong, Xi Chen
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), one of the simplest phospholipid signaling molecules, participates in formation and disruption of atherosclerotic plaque. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) contribute to atherosclerotic plaque rupture by involving in extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation and then thinning fibrous cap. Our previous study demonstrated that macrophage-derived MMP-9 was associated with coronary plaque instability, but the relationship between LPA and MMP-9 remains unclear. The present work therefore aimed at elucidating association between LPA and MMP-9 and the regulation mechanism of LPA on MMP-9 in macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489375/involvement-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-pro-inflammatory-transcription-factor-inhibition-by-daucane-esters-from-laserpitium-zernyi
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Višnja Popović, Jan L Goeman, Nadia Bougarne, Sven Eyckerman, Arne Heyerick, Karolien De Bosscher, Johan Van der Eycken
Species of the genus Laserpitium have been used traditionally to treat inflammation and infection. From the herb of Laserpitium zernyi, six new compounds were isolated and their structures elucidated (using IR, NMR, HRMS data) as derivatives of 8-daucene-2,4,10-triol (1, 2, and 4), 7-daucene-2,4,10-triol (3), a lapiferin derivative featuring a C-2 ester moiety (5), and a daucane featuring an exomethylene group at C-8 (6). Also isolated were the rare daucanes vaginatin (7) and laserpitin (8). In a search for selective glucocorticoid receptor (GR) modulators, the compounds were tested for their capacity to inhibit NF-κB and AP-1 pro-inflammatory factors and for a potential competitive effect on a dexamethasone (Dex)-induced GR-driven glucocorticoid response element (GRE) reporter gene...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488757/stimulation-of-pol-iii-dependent-5s-rrna-and-u6-snrna-gene-expression-by-ap-1-transcription-factors
#15
Richa Ahuja, Vijay Kumar
RNA polymerase III transcribes structurally diverse group of essential non-coding RNAs including 5S rRNA and U6 snRNA. These non-coding RNAs are involved in RNA processing and ribosome biogenesis, thus, coupling Pol III activity to the rate of protein synthesis, cell growth and proliferation. Even though a few Pol II-associated transcription factors have been reported to participate in Pol III-dependent transcription, its activation by AP-1 factors c-Fos and c-Jun has remained unexplored. Here, we show that c-Fos and c-Jun bind to specific sites in the regulatory regions of 5S rRNA (type I) and U6 snRNA (type III) gene promoters and stimulate their transcription...
May 10, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482915/dr5-suppression-induces-sphingosine-1-phosphate-dependent-traf2-polyubiquitination-leading-to-activation-of-jnk-ap-1-and-promotion-of-cancer-cell-invasion
#16
You-Take Oh, Ping Yue, Shi-Yong Sun
BACKGROUND: Death receptor (DR5), a well-characterized death domain-containing cell surface pro-apoptotic protein, has been suggested to suppress cancer cell invasion and metastasis. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Our recent work demonstrates that DR5 suppression promotes cancer cell invasion and metastasis through caspase-8/TRAF2-mediated activation of ERK and JNK signaling and MMP1 elevation. The current study aimed at addressing the mechanism through which TRAF2 is activated in a caspase-8 dependent manner...
May 8, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481878/the-ap-1-transcription-factor-fosl1-causes-melanocyte-reprogramming-and-transformation
#17
K Maurus, A Hufnagel, F Geiger, S Graf, C Berking, A Heinemann, A Paschen, S Kneitz, C Stigloher, E Geissinger, C Otto, A Bosserhoff, M Schartl, S Meierjohann
The MAPK pathway is activated in the majority of melanomas and is the target of therapeutic approaches. Under normal conditions, it initiates the so-called immediate early response, which encompasses the transient transcription of several genes belonging to the AP-1 transcription factor family. Under pathological conditions, such as continuous MAPK pathway overactivation due to oncogenic alterations occurring in melanoma, these genes are constitutively expressed. The consequences of a permanent expression of these genes are largely unknown...
May 8, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477138/role-of-dna-methylation-in-the-dietary-restriction-mediated-cellular-memory
#18
Archana Unnikrishnan, Jordan Jackson, Stephanie A Matyi, Niran Hadad, Benjamin Wronowski, Constantin Georgescu, Karla P Garrett, Jonathan D Wren, Willard M Freeman, Arlan Richardson
An important facet of dietary restriction (DR) that has been largely overlooked is that DR can have early effects that create a cellular memory, which persists even when DR is discontinued. The goal of this study was to determine if DNA methylation played a role in the cellular memory of DR by examining the effect of short-term DR on gene expression and DNA methylation and determining if the changes in expression and DNA methylation persist when DR is discontinued and mice returned to ad libitum (AL) feeding...
May 5, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476142/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-dpp-4-inhibition-with-linagliptin-reduces-western-diet-induced-myocardial-traf3ip2-expression-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-female-mice
#19
Annayya R Aroor, Javad Habibi, Hemanth Kumar Kandikattu, Mona Garro-Kacher, Brady Barron, Dongqing Chen, Melvin R Hayden, Adam Whaley-Connell, Shawn B Bender, Thomas Klein, Jaume Padilla, James R Sowers, Bysani Chandrasekar, Vincent G DeMarco
BACKGROUND: Diastolic dysfunction (DD), a hallmark of obesity and primary defect in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, is a predictor of future cardiovascular events. We previously reported that linagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, improved DD in Zucker Obese rats, a genetic model of obesity and hypertension. Here we investigated the cardioprotective effects of linagliptin on development of DD in western diet (WD)-fed mice, a clinically relevant model of overnutrition and activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system...
May 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474156/jnk-inhibitor-sp600125-attenuates-paraquat-induced-acute-lung-injury-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
#20
Haitao Shen, Na Wu, Yu Wang, Xinfei Han, Qiang Zheng, Xue Cai, Honglei Zhang, Min Zhao
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a major complication soon after paraquat poisoning and rapidly progresses with high mortality. However, the specific mechanism underlying paraquat-induced ALI is still unclear. In this study, the mechanism underlying the protective effects of SP600125 on paraquat-induced ALI was investigated according to oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis. The rats were randomly assigned into the control group (CON), the paraquat poisoning group (PQ), and the PQ + SP600125 group (SP). A549 cells were divided into the Con group, Pq group, and Sp group...
May 4, 2017: Inflammation
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