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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100687/a-stripak-complex-mediates-axonal-transport-of-autophagosomes-and-dense-core-vesicles-through-pp2a-regulation
#1
Amanda L Neisch, Thomas P Neufeld, Thomas S Hays
Autophagy plays an essential role in the cellular homeostasis of neurons, facilitating the clearance of cellular debris. This clearance process is orchestrated through the assembly, transport, and fusion of autophagosomes with lysosomes for degradation. The motor protein dynein drives autophagosome motility from distal sites of assembly to sites of lysosomal fusion. In this study, we identify the scaffold protein CKA (connector of kinase to AP-1) as essential for autophagosome transport in neurons. Together with other core components of the striatin-interacting phosphatase and kinase (STRIPAK) complex, we show that CKA associates with dynein and directly binds Atg8a, an autophagosomal protein...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100486/c-jun-enhances-intestinal-epithelial-restitution-after-wounding-by-increasing-phospholipase-c-%C3%AE-1-transcription
#2
Peng-Yuan Wang, Shelley R Wang, Lan Xiao, Jie Chen, Jian-Ying Wang, Jaladanki N Rao
c-Jun is an AP-1 transcription factor and implicated in many aspects of cellular functions, but its exact role in the regulation of early intestinal epithelial restitution after injury remains largely unknown. Phospholipase C-γ1 (PLCγ1) catalyzes hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5 biphosphate into the second messenger diacylglycerol and inositol 1,4,5 triphosphate, and coordinates Ca(2+) stores mobilization, and regulates cell migration and proliferation in response to stress. Here we reported that c-Jun up-regulates PLCγ1 expression and enhances PLCγ1-induced Ca(2+) signaling, thus promoting intestinal epithelial restitution after wounding...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098862/rhein-suppresses-matrix-metalloproteinase-production-by-regulating-the-rac1-ros-mapk-ap-1-pathway-in-human-ovarian-carcinoma-cells
#3
Guomei Zhou, Fenghui Peng, Yanping Zhong, Yanhua Chen, Min Tang, Danrong Li
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of calcium-dependent zinc-containing endopeptidases, which play an integral role in migration and invasion of ovarian cancer. Rac1 proteins might mostly influence cell migration and invasion by generating endogenous reactive oxygen species. Therefore, inhibiting MMPs and regulating the Rac1/ROS/MAPK/AP-1 pathway may be a new therapeutic strategy for ovarian cancer. In this study, we found that rhein could suppress the invasion and migration of SKOV3-PM4 cells with characteristics of directional highly lymphatic metastasis...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093915/oscarellin-an-anthranilic-acid-derivative-from-a-philippine-sponge-oscarella-stillans-as-an-inhibitor-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-macrophages
#4
Ii-Seul Kwon, Jong Hwan Kwak, Suhkneung Pyo, Hee-Weon Lee, AeRyon Kim, Francis J Schmitz
A new anthranilic acid derivative (1) was isolated from a Philippine sponge, Oscarella stillans (Bergquist and Kelly). The structure of compound 1, named oscarellin, was determined as 2-amino-3-(3'-aminopropoxy)benzoic acid from spectroscopic data and confirmed by synthesis. We examined the immunomodulating effect of compound 1 and its mechanism in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. Our data indicated that the expression of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin (IL)-6 were significantly reduced by the pretreatment of 1 (0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091742/c-jun-is-differentially-expressed-in-embryonic-and-adult-neural-precursor-cells
#5
Fumiaki Kawashima, Kengo Saito, Hirofumi Kurata, Yoshihiro Maegaki, Tetsuji Mori
c-jun, a major component of AP-1 transcription factor, has a wide variety of functions. In the embryonic brain, c-jun mRNA is abundantly expressed in germinal layers around the ventricles. Although the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the adult brain is a derivative of embryonic germinal layers and contains neural precursor cells (NPCs), the c-jun expression pattern is not clear. To study the function of c-jun in adult neurogenesis, we analyzed c-jun expression in the adult SVZ by immunohistochemistry and compared it with that of the embryonic brain...
January 16, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089994/a-specific-role-for-the-ap-1-%C3%AE-2-subunit-in-lysosomal-targeting
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January 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087598/bayesian-network-inference-modeling-identifies-trib1-as-a-novel-regulator-of-cell-cycle-progression-and-survival-in-cancer-cells
#7
Rina Gendelman, Heming Xing, Olga K Mirzoeva, Preeti Sarde, Christina Curtis, Heidi Feiler, Paul McDonagh, Joe W Gray, Iya Khalil, W Michael Korn
Molecular networks governing cellular responses to targeted therapies are complex dynamic systems with non-intuitive behaviors. Here we applied a novel computational strategy to infer probabilistic causal relationships between network components based on gene expression. We constructed a model comprised of an ensemble of networks using multidimensional data from cell line models of cell cycle arrest caused by inhibition of MEK1/2. Through simulation of reverse-engineered Bayesian network modeling, we generated predictions of G1-S transition...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087464/mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-regulate-fungal-protease-induced-inflammatory-responses
#8
Yun Hee Kim, Seung-Hyo Lee
Epidemiological studies have shown that fungal infections are a main cause of respiratory tract diseases, such as asthma, bronchopneumonia, intoxication, and invasive fungal disease. Fungi such as Aspergillus and Candida species have become increasingly important pathogens as the global climate changes. Accordingly, in this study, we evaluated the toxicological potential of Aspergillus protease in the lower respiratory tract. Exposure of Aspergillus protease to A549 cells induced upregulation of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, and intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 mRNAs and increased production of interleukin (IL)-8 and MCP-1 protein through enhanced mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and activator protein (AP)-1...
January 10, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079927/developmental-programming-interaction-between-prenatal-bpa-and-postnatal-overfeeding-on-cardiac-tissue-gene-expression-in-female-sheep
#9
L A Koneva, A K Vyas, R C McEachin, M Puttabyatappa, H-S Wang, M A Sartor, V Padmanabhan
Epidemiologic studies and studies in rodents point to potential risks from developmental exposure to BPA on cardiometabolic diseases. Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly evident that the manifestation and severity of adverse outcomes is the result of interaction between developmental insults and the prevailing environment. Consistent with this premise, recent studies in sheep found prenatal BPA treatment prevented the adverse effects of postnatal obesity in inducing hypertension. The gene networks underlying these complex interactions are not known...
January 12, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078083/over-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-2-up-regulates-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-and-decreases-oxidative-injury-in-dairy-goats
#10
Shoulong Deng, Kun Yu, Wuqi Jiang, Yan Li, Shuotian Wang, Zhuo Deng, Yuchang Yao, Baolu Zhang, Guoshi Liu, Yixun Liu, Zhengxing Lian
BACKGROUND: Mastitis, an infection caused by Gram-positive bacteria, produces udder inflammation and oxidative injury in milk-producing mammals. Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) is important for host recognition of invading Gram-positive microbes. Over-expression of TLR2 in transgenic dairy goats is a useful model for studying various aspects of infection with Gram-positive bacteria, in vivo. METHODS: We over-expressed TLR2 in transgenic dairy goats. Pam3CSK4, a component of Gram-positive bacteria, triggered the TLR2 signal pathway by stimulating the monocytes-macrophages from the TLR2-positive transgenic goats, and induced over-expression of activator protein-1 (AP-1), phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and inflammation factors downstream of the signal pathway...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077500/distinct-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-extraocular-muscle-and-fat-from-patients-with-graves-orbitopathy
#11
Ivana Lopes Romero-Kusabara, José Vital Filho, Nilza Maria Scalissi, Keli Cardoso Melo, Giovanni Demartino, Carlos Alberto Longui, Murilo Rezende Melo, Adriano Namo Cury
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) and normal controls with respect to the expression of the GRα, IKK1, IκB, c-Fos (AP-1), NF-kB, and 11β-HSD1 genes in orbital fat (OF) and extraocular muscle (EOM). DESIGN AND METHODS: A prospective study design was used to evaluate 34 TED patients and 38 healthy controls. OF was harvested from 33 TED patients and 27 controls. EOM biopsies were obtained from 32 TED patients and 18 controls...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077314/biological-or-pharmacological-activation-of-protein-kinase-c-alpha-constrains-hepatitis-e-virus-replication
#12
Wenshi Wang, Yijin Wang, Yannick Debing, Xinying Zhou, Yuebang Yin, Lei Xu, Elena Herrera Carrillo, Johannes H Brandsma, Raymond A Poot, Ben Berkhout, Johan Neyts, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Qiuwei Pan
Although hepatitis E has emerged as a global health issue, there is limited knowledge of its infection biology and no FDA-approved medication is available. Aiming to investigate the role of protein kinases in hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection and to identify potential antiviral targets, we screened a library of pharmacological kinase inhibitors in a cell culture model, a subgenomic HEV replicon containing luciferase reporter. We identified protein kinase C alpha (PKCα) as an essential cell host factor restricting HEV replication...
January 8, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076410/role-for-egr1-in-the-transcriptional-program-associated-with-neuronal-differentiation-of-pc12-cells
#13
Kenneth W Adams, Sergey Kletsov, Ryan J Lamm, Jessica S Elman, Steven Mullenbrock, Geoffrey M Cooper
PC12 cells are a well-established model to study how differences in signal transduction duration can elicit distinct cell behaviors. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) activates transient ERK signaling in PC12 cells that lasts 30-60 min, which in turn promotes proliferation; nerve growth factor (NGF) activates more sustained ERK signaling that lasts 4-6 h, which in turns induces neuronal differentiation. Data presented here extend a previous study by Mullenbrock et al. (2011) that demonstrated that sustained ERK signaling in response to NGF induces preferential expression of a 69-member gene set compared to transient ERK signaling in response to EGF and that the transcription factors AP-1 and CREB play a major role in the preferential expression of several genes within the set...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073161/the-pnpla3-i148m-variant-modulates-the-fibrogenic-phenotype-of-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
#14
Francesca Virginia Bruschi, Thierry Claudel, Matteo Tardelli, Alessandra Caligiuri, Thomas M Stulnig, Fabio Marra, Michael Trauner
: The genetic polymorphism I148M of PNPLA3 is robustly associated with hepatic steatosis and its progression to steatohepatitis, fibrosis and cancer. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are key players in the development of liver fibrosis, but the role of PNPLA3 and its variant I148M in this process is poorly understood. Here we analyzed the expression of PNPLA3 during human HSC activation and thereby explored how a PNPLA3 variant impacts on hepatic fibrogenesis. We show that PNPLA3 gene and protein expression increase during the early phases of activation and remain elevated in fully activated HSCs (p<0...
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069434/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-a-tep-gene-from-a-crustacean-reveals-its-transcriptional-regulation-mediated-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-jnk-pathways-and-its-broad-protective-roles-against-multiple-pathogens
#15
Chaozheng Li, Haoyang Li, Bang Xiao, Yonggui Chen, Sheng Wang, Kai Lǚ, Bin Yin, Sedong Li, Jianguo He
Thioester-containing proteins (TEPs) are present in a wide range of species from deuterostomes to protostomes and are thought to be involved in innate immunity. In the current study, a TEP gene homologous to insect TEPs (iTEP) from the crustacean Litopenaeus vannamei, named LvTEP1, is cloned and functionally characterized. The open reading frame (ORF) of LvTEP1 is 4383 bp in length, encoding a polypeptide of 1460 amino acids with a calculated molecular weight of 161.1 kDa LvTEP1, which is most similar to other TEPs from insects, contains some conserved sequence features, including a N-terminal signal peptide, a canonical thioester (TE) motif, and a C-terminal distinctive cysteine signature...
January 6, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063919/proteomic-analysis-of-the-protective-effects-of-aqueous-bark-extract-of-terminalia-arjuna-roxb-on-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-rats
#16
Santosh Kumar, Md Jahangir Alam, Pankaj Prabhakar, Sayeed Ahmad, Subir K Maulik, Manish Sharma, Shyamal K Goswami
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aqueous bark extract of Terminalia arjuna (TA) has been in use as an ethnomedicine for cardiovascular ailments in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. Studies using hemodynamic, ROS scavenging and anti-inflammatory parameters in animal models have shown its anti-atherogenic, hypotensive, inotropic, anti-inflammatory effects. However, details analysis on its effects on established molecular and cell biological markers are a prerequisite for its wider acceptance to the medical community...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063793/interleukin-6-increases-the-expression-of-key-proteins-associated-with-steroidogenesis-in-human-nci-h295r-adrenocortical-cells
#17
Janae Strickland, Stephen McIlmoil, Brice J Williams, Dennis C Seager, James P Porter, Allan M Judd
Mechanisms of interleukin-6 (IL-6)-induced cortisol release (CR) were investigated by exposing H295R cells to IL-6 and determining mRNA/protein expression (PCR/western blots) for steroidogenic enzymes (SE), steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR), steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1)(enhances SE/StAR expression), activator protein 1 (AP-1)(regulates SE/StAR expression) and adrenal hypoplasia congenita-like protein (DAX-1)(inhibits SE/StAR expression). Promoter activity of StAR (SPA) was measured by a luciferase-coupled promoter...
January 4, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053087/targeting-traf3ip2-by-genetic-and-interventional-approaches-inhibits-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-myocardial-injury-and-adverse-remodeling
#18
John M Erikson, Anthony J Valente, Srinivas Mummidi, Hemanthkumar Kandikattu, Vincent G DeMarco, Shawn B Bender, William P Fay, Ulrich Siebenlist, Bysani Chandrasekar
Re-establishing blood supply is the primary goal for reducing myocardial injury in subjects with ischemic heart disease. Paradoxically, reperfusion results in oxidative stress and a marked inflammatory response in the heart. TRAF3IP2 (TRAF3 Interacting Protein 2; previously known as CIKS or Act1) is an oxidative stress-responsive cytoplasmic adapter molecule that is an upstream regulator of both IκB kinase (IKK) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), and an important mediator of autoimmune and inflammatory responses...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040778/latrunculin-a-induced-perturbation-of-the-actin-cytoskeleton-mediates-pap1p-dependent-induction-of-the-caf5p-efflux-pump-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
#19
Farzad Asadi, Bidhan Chakraborty, Jim Karagiannis
As part of an earlier study aimed at uncovering gene-products with roles in defending against latrunculin A (LatA) induced cytoskeletal perturbations, we identified three members of the oxidative stress response pathway: the Pap1p AP-1 like transcription factor, the Imp1p importin-alpha, and the Caf5p efflux pump. In this report, we characterize the pathway further and show that Pap1p translocates from the cytoplasm to the nucleus in an Imp1p-dependent manner upon LatA treatment. Moreover, preventing this translocation -- through the addition of a nuclear export signal - confers the same characteristic LatA-sensitive phenotype exhibited by pap1Δ cells...
December 30, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039587/tgf-%C3%AE-down-regulates-apolipoprotein-m-expression-through-the-tak-1-jnk-c-jun-pathway-in-hepg2-cells
#20
Kun Ren, Zhong-Cheng Mo, Xing Liu, Zhen-Li Tang, Yue Jiang, Xiao-Shan Peng, Qing-Hai Zhang, Jin-Feng Shi, Guang-Hui Yi
Apolipoprotein M (apoM) is a relatively novel apolipoprotein that plays pivotal roles in many dyslipidemia-associated diseases; however, its regulatory mechanisms are poorly understood. Many cytokines have been identified that down-regulate apoM expression in HepG2 cells, among which transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) exerts the most potent effects. In addition, c-Jun, a member of the activated protein 1 (AP-1) family whose activity is modulated by c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), decreases apoM expression at the transcriptional level by binding to the regulatory element in the proximal apoM promoter...
December 30, 2016: Lipids
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