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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319140/role-of-muscle-il-6-in-gender-specific-metabolism-in-mice
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Amalia Molinero, Antonio Fernandez-Perez, Aina Mogas, Mercedes Giralt, Gemma Comes, Olaya Fernandez-Gayol, Mario Vallejo, Juan Hidalgo
The aim of the present work was to further explore the physiological roles of muscle-derived IL-6. Adult-floxed and conditional skeletal muscle IL-6 knock out male and female mice were used to study energy expenditure (indirect calorimetry at rest and during treadmill exercise, and body temperature cycle during the light phase) and energy intake (response to fast/refeeding). We also evaluated the responses to leptin and the activity of the insulin signalling pathway in skeletal muscle and liver by phosphorylation of Akt at Ser 473...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288081/conditional-tissue-specific-foxa2-ablation-in-mouse-pancreas-causes-hyperinsulinemic-hypoglycemia-retracted
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Zengbin Wu, Aihua Fei, Yingbin Liu, Shuming Pan
The forkhead/winged helix transcription factor Foxa2 is a major upstream regulator of Pdx1, a transcription factor necessary for pancreatic development. In the present study, we conditionally knocked out Foxa2 in Pdx1-expressing domain and further analyzed the contribution of Foxa2 to α- and β-cell development and the effect of Foxa2 deletion on plasma insulin, glucagon, and glucose levels. Homozygous pdx1 Foxa2 mice and heterozygous pdx1 Foxa2 mice were generated by homologous recombination using a Foxa2 gene-targeting vector...
March 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278197/the-role-of-platelet-and-endothelial-garp-in-thrombosis-and-hemostasis
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Elien Vermeersch, Frederik Denorme, Wim Maes, Simon F De Meyer, Karen Vanhoorelbeke, Justin Edwards, Ethan M Shevach, Derya Unutmaz, Hodaka Fujii, Hans Deckmyn, Claudia Tersteeg
BACKGROUND: Glycoprotein-A Repetitions Predominant protein (GARP or LRRC32) is present on among others human platelets and endothelial cells. Evidence for its involvement in thrombus formation was suggested by full knockout of GARP in zebrafish. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of GARP in platelet physiology and in thrombus formation using platelet and endothelial conditional GARP knock out mice. METHODS: Platelet and endothelial specific GARP knockout mice were generated using the Cre-loxP recombination system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272446/critical-role-of-quorum-sensing-dependent-glutamate-metabolism-in-homeostatic-osmolality-and-outer-membrane-vesiculation-in-burkholderia-glumae
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Yongsung Kang, Eunhye Goo, Jinwoo Kim, Ingyu Hwang
Metabolic homeostasis in cooperative bacteria is achieved by modulating primary metabolism in a quorum sensing (QS)-dependent manner. A perturbed metabolism in QS mutants causes physiological stress in the rice bacterial pathogen Burkholderia glumae. Here, we show that increased bacterial osmolality in B. glumae is caused by unusually high cellular concentrations of glutamate and betaine generated by QS deficiencies. QS negatively controls glutamate uptake and the expression of genes involved in the glutamine synthetase and glutamine oxoglutarate aminotransferase cycles...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260138/nadph-protochlorophyllide-oxidoreductase-b-porb-action-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-revisited-through-transgenic-expression-of-engineered-barley-porb-mutant-proteins
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Frank Buhr, Abderrahim Lahroussi, Armin Springer, Sachin Rustgi, Diter von Wettstein, Christiane Reinbothe, Steffen Reinbothe
NADPH:protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (POR) is a key enzyme for the light-induced greening of etiolated angiosperm plants. It belongs to the 'RED' family of reductases, epimerases and dehydrogenases. All POR proteins characterized so far contain evolutionarily conserved cysteine residues implicated in protochlorophyllide (Pchlide)-binding and catalysis. cDNAs were constructed by site-directed mutagenesis that encode PORB mutant proteins with defined Cys→Ala exchanges. These cDNAs were expressed in transgenic plants of a PORB-deficient knock-out mutant (porB) of Arabidopsis thaliana...
March 4, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236661/fam20c-is-under-the-control-of-sphingolipid-signalling-in-human-cell-lines
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Giorgio Cozza, Mauro Salvi, Vincent S Tagliabracci, Lorenzo A Pinna
Fam20C, also termed DMP-4 (dentin matrix protein 4) and G-CK (Golgi casein kinase) is an atypical protein kinase committed with the phosphorylation of casein and a plethora of other secreted proteins. Fam20C has been implicated in a number of human pathologies related to bio-mineralization, phosphate homeostasis and neoplasia. The mode of regulation of Fam20C is still a matter of conjecture. In vitro, Fam20C activity is stimulated several fold by sphingosine. To gain in vivo information about the physiological relevance of this observation, three cell lines expressing endogenous Fam20C, and one in which Fam20C has been knocked out with CRISPR/Cas9 technology have been examined for Fam20C activity under basal conditions and where sphingosine has been depleted by treatment with myriocin...
February 25, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229450/endogenous-nitric-oxide-formation-in-cardiac-myocytes-does-not-control-respiration-during-%C3%AE-adrenergic-stimulation
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Michael Kohlhaas, Alexander G Nickel, Stefanie Bergem, Barbara Casadei, Ulrich Laufs, Christoph Maack
Endothelial nitric oxide (NO) controls cardiac oxygen (O2 ) consumption in a paracrine way by slowing respiration at the mitochondrial electron transport chain. While NO synthases (NOS) are also expressed in cardiac myocytes, it is unclear whether they control respiration in an intracrine way. Furthermore, the existence of a mitochondrial NOS is controversial. Here, by combining fluorescence imaging with electrical field stimulation, the patch-clamp method and knock-out technology, we determined the sources and consequences of intracellular NO formation during workload transitions in isolated murine and guinea pig cardiac myocytes and mitochondria...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222737/dynamic-genome-scale-metabolic-modeling-of-the-yeast-pichia-pastoris
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Francisco Saitua, Paulina Torres, José Ricardo Pérez-Correa, Eduardo Agosin
BACKGROUND: Pichia pastoris shows physiological advantages in producing recombinant proteins, compared to other commonly used cell factories. This yeast is mostly grown in dynamic cultivation systems, where the cell's environment is continuously changing and many variables influence process productivity. In this context, a model capable of explaining and predicting cell behavior for the rational design of bioprocesses is highly desirable. Currently, there are five genome-scale metabolic reconstructions of P...
February 21, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216876/wheatgrass-extract-ameliorates-hypoxia-induced-mucin-gene-expression-in-a549-cells
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Ju Hwan Sim, Moon-Hee Choi, Hyun-Jae Shin, Ji-Eun Lee
BACKGROUND: Wheatgrass is known to have antioxidant, antiaging, and anti-inflammatory effect. However, its protective effect against hypoxia is not yet evaluated. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated the protective and anti-inflammatory effect of wheatgrass against the hypoxia in airway epithelial cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells were incubated in a hypoxic condition (CO2 5%/O2 1%) for 24 hr in the presence of different concentration of wheatgrass 50, 75, 100, and 150 μg/mL, and the magnitude of each immunologic response produced by the A549 cells was compared...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213441/secreted-metalloproteinase-adamts-3-inactivates-reelin
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Himari Ogino, Arisa Hisanaga, Takao Kohno, Yuta Kondo, Kyoko Okumura, Takana Kamei, Tempei Sato, Hiroshi Asahara, Hitomi Tsuiji, Masaki Fukata, Mitsuharu Hattori
The secreted glycoprotein Reelin regulates embryonic brain development and adult brain functions. It has been suggested that reduced Reelin activity contributes to the pathogenesis of several neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders, such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease; however, non-invasive methods that can upregulate Reelin activity in vivo have yet to be developed. We previously found that the proteolytic cleavage of Reelin within Reelin repeat 3 (N-t site) abolishes Reelin activity in vitro, but it remains controversial as to whether this effect occurs in vivo Here we partially purified the enzyme that mediates the N-t cleavage of Reelin from the culture supernatant of cerebral cortical neurons...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210784/novel-aids-therapies-based-on-gene-editing
#11
REVIEW
Kamel Khalili, Martyn K White, Jeffrey M Jacobson
HIV/AIDS remains a major public health issue. In 2014, it was estimated that 36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide, including 2.6 million children. Since the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), in the 1990s, treatment has been so successful that in many parts of the world, HIV has become a chronic condition in which progression to AIDS has become increasingly rare. However, while people with HIV can expect to live a normal life span with cART, lifelong medication is required and cardiovascular, renal, liver, and neurologic diseases are still possible, which continues to prompt research for a cure for HIV...
February 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199486/gsg1-trnp1-and-tmem215-mark-subpopulations-of-bipolar-interneurons-in-the-mouse-retina
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Ko Uoon Park, Grace Randazzo, Kenneth L Jones, Joseph A Brzezinski
Purpose: How retinal bipolar cell interneurons are specified and assigned to specialized subtypes is only partially understood. In part, this is due to a lack of early pan- and subtype-specific bipolar cell markers. To discover these factors, we identified genes that were upregulated in Blimp1 (Prdm1) mutant retinas, which exhibit precocious bipolar cell development. Methods: Postnatal day (P)2 retinas from Blimp1 conditional knock-out (CKO) mice and controls were processed for RNA sequencing...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196404/a-p57-conditional-mutant-allele-that-allows-tracking-of-p57-expressing-cells
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Despoina Mademtzoglou, Sonia Alonso-Martin, Ted Hung-Tse Chang, Keren Bismuth, Bernadette Drayton-Libotte, Frédéric Aurade, Frédéric Relaix
p57(Kip2) (p57) is a maternally expressed imprinted gene regulating growth arrest which belongs to the CIP/KIP family of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitors. While initially identified as a cell cycle arrest protein through inhibition of cyclin and cyclin-dependent kinase complexes, p57 activity has also been linked to differentiation, apoptosis, and senescence. In addition, p57 has recently been shown to be involved in tumorigenesis and cell fate decisions in stem cells. Yet, p57 function in adult tissues remains poorly characterized due to the perinatal lethality of p57 knock-out mice...
February 14, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188272/aldehyde-oxidase-4-plays-a-critical-role-in-delaying-silique-senescence-by-catalyzing-aldehyde-detoxification
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Sudhakar Srivastava, Galina Brychkova, Dmitry Yarmolinsky, Aigerim Soltabayeva, Talya Samani, Moshe Sagi
The Arabidopsis aldehyde oxidases are a multigene family of four AAOs (1-4) that oxidize a variety of aldehydes, amongst them abscisic aldehyde, which is oxidized to the phytohormone abscisic acid.Toxic aldehydes are generated in plants both under normal conditions and in response to stress.The detoxification of such aldehydes by oxidation is attributed to aldehyde dehydrogenases but never to aldehyde oxidases. The feasibility of detoxification of aldehydes in siliques via oxidation by AAO4 was demonstrated, first, by its ability to efficiently oxidize an array of aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes, including the reactive carbonyl species (RCS) acrolein, hydroxyl-2-nonenal, and malondialdehyde (MDA)...
February 10, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130367/characterization-of-the-regulatory-function-of-the-h-ns-protein-in-the-benthic-bacterium-shewanella-piezotolerans-wp3-under-cold-conditions
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Huahua Jian, Guanpeng Xu, Fengping Wang, Xiang Xiao
The histone-like nucleoid structuring (H-NS) protein is conserved in gram-negative bacteria and plays important roles as a multifunctional bacterial modulator. However, its roles in deep-sea microorganisms warrant investigation. In this study, the relationship between temperature and the regulatory function of H-NS was characterized in the benthic bacterium Shewanella piezotolerans WP3. Comparative microarray analysis of the hns knock-out mutant and wild-type strain identified a total of 264 differentially expressed genes at 4°C, which is significantly less than that at 20°C...
January 26, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129943/beta-site-amyloid-precursor-protein-cleaving-enzyme-1-inhibition-impairs-synaptic-plasticity-via-seizure-protein-6
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Kaichuan Zhu, Xianyuan Xiang, Severin Filser, Petar Marinković, Mario M Dorostkar, Sophie Crux, Ulf Neumann, Derya R Shimshek, Gerhard Rammes, Christian Haass, Stefan F Lichtenthaler, Jenny M Gunnersen, Jochen Herms
BACKGROUND: Beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) is a promising drug target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Prolonged BACE1 inhibition interferes with structural and functional synaptic plasticity in mice, most likely by altering the metabolism of BACE1 substrates. Seizure protein 6 (SEZ6) is predominantly cleaved by BACE1, and Sez6 knockout mice share some phenotypes with BACE1 inhibitor-treated mice. We investigated whether SEZ6 is involved in BACE1 inhibition-induced structural and functional synaptic alterations...
December 26, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122715/primary-cilia-regulate-the-osmotic-stress-response-of-renal-epithelial-cells-through-trpm3
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Brian J Siroky, Nancy K Kleene, Steven J Kleene, Charles D Varnell, Raven G Comer, Jialiu Liu, Lu Lu, Nolan W Pachciarz, John J Bissler, Bradley P Dixon
Primary cilia sense environmental conditions including osmolality, but whether cilia participate in osmotic response in renal epithelial cells is not known. Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels TRPV4 and TRPM3 are osmoresponsive. TRPV4 localizes to cilia in certain cell types, while renal subcellular localization of TRPM3 is not known. We hypothesized that primary cilia are required for maximal activation of the osmotic response of renal epithelial cells, and that ciliary TRPM3 and TRPV4 mediate that response...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119452/microrna-375-is-induced-in-cisplatin-nephrotoxicity-to-repress-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-1-beta
#18
Jielu Hao, Qiang Lou, Qingqing Wei, Shuqin Mei, Lin Li, Qing-Sheng Mi, Changlin Mei, Zheng Dong
Nephrotoxicity is a major adverse effect of cisplatin-mediated chemotherapy in cancer patients. The pathogenesis of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity remains largely unclear, making it difficult to design effective renoprotective approaches. Here, we have examined the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. We show that cisplatin nephrotoxicity was not affected by overall depletion of both beneficial and detrimental miRNAs from kidney proximal tubular cells in mice in which the miRNA-generating enzyme Dicer had been conditionally knocked out...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119050/targeted-basic-research-to-highlight-the-role-of-estrogen-and-estrogen-receptors-in-the-cardiovascular-system
#19
REVIEW
Elke Dworatzek, Shokoufeh Mahmoodzadeh
Epidemiological, clinical and animal studies revealed that sex differences exist in the manifestation and outcome of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The underlying molecular mechanisms implicated in these sex differences are not fully understood. The reasons for sex differences in CVD are definitely multifactorial, but major evidence points to the contribution of sex steroid hormone, 17β-estradiol (E2), and its receptors, estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and estrogen receptor beta (ERβ). In this review, we summarize past and present studies that implicate E2 and ER as important determinants of sexual dimorphism in the physiology and pathophysiology of the heart...
January 21, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117678/mechanism-governing-human-kappa-opioid-receptor-expression-under-desferrioxamine-induced-hypoxic-mimic-condition-in-neuronal-nmb-cells
#20
Jennifer Babcock, Alberto Herrera, George Coricor, Christopher Karch, Alexander H Liu, Aida Rivera-Gines, Jane L Ko
Cellular adaptation to hypoxia is a protective mechanism for neurons and relevant to cancer. Treatment with desferrioxamine (DFO) to induce hypoxia reduced the viability of human neuronal NMB cells. Surviving/attached cells exhibited profound increases of expression of the human kappa-opioid receptor (hKOR) and hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α). The functional relationship between hKOR and HIF-1α was investigated using RT-PCR, Western blot, luciferase reporter, mutagenesis, siRNA and receptor-ligand binding assays...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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