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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814471/novelty-and-fear-conditioning-induced-gene-expression-in-high-and-low-states-of-anxiety
#1
Melanie P Donley, Jeffrey B Rosen
Emotional states influence how stimuli are interpreted. High anxiety states in humans lead to more negative, threatening interpretations of novel information, typically accompanied by activation of the amygdala. We developed a handling protocol that induces long-lasting high and low anxiety-like states in rats to explore the role of state anxiety on brain activation during exposure to a novel environment and fear conditioning. In situ hybridization of the inducible transcription factor Egr-1 found increased gene expression in the lateral nucleus of the amygdala (LA) following exposure to a novel environment and contextual fear conditioning in high anxiety-like rats...
September 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803849/characteristics-of-ethanol-induced-behavioral-sensitization-in-rats-molecular-mediators-and-cross-sensitization-between-ethanol-and-cocaine
#2
Shijie Xu, Ung Gu Kang
Repeated exposure to drugs of abuse can induce a progressive increase in locomotor activity, known as behavioral sensitization. However, little is known about behavioral sensitization to ethanol. We examined whether ethanol could induce behavioral sensitization and investigated several molecular changes accompanying sensitization. We also assessed whether "cross-sensitization" occurred between ethanol and cocaine, another abused drug. Ethanol-induced sensitization was examined in rats after ethanol treatment (0...
August 10, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791474/acetylcholine-nicotinic-receptor-subtypes-in-chromaffin-cells
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REVIEW
Manuel Criado
In the adrenal gland, acetylcholine released on stimulation of the sympathetic splanchnic nerve activates neuronal-type nicotinic receptors (nAChRs) in chromaffin cells and triggers catecholamine secretion. At least two subtypes of nAChRs have been described in bovine chromaffin cells. The main subtype, a heteromeric assembly of α3, β4 and perhaps α5 subunits, is involved in the activation step of the catecholamine secretion process and is not blocked by the snake toxin α-bungarotoxin. The other is α-bungarotoxin-sensitive, and its functional role has not yet been well defined...
August 8, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771625/inhibition-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-ameliorates-cardiac-ischemia-and-systolic-dysfunction-by-up-regulating-the-fgf-2-egr-1-pathway
#4
Masayoshi Suda, Ippei Shimizu, Yohko Yoshida, Yuka Hayashi, Ryutaro Ikegami, Goro Katsuumi, Takayuki Wakasugi, Yutaka Yoshida, Shujiro Okuda, Tomoyoshi Soga, Tohru Minamino
Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors are used worldwide in the management of diabetes, but their role in the prevention or treatment of cardiovascular disorders has yet to be defined. We found that linagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor, suppressed capillary rarefaction in the hearts of mice with dietary obesity. Metabolomic analysis performed with capillary electrophoresis/mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) showed that linagliptin promoted favorable metabolic remodeling in cardiac tissue, which was characterized by high levels of citrulline and creatine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752362/necrostatin-1-protects-against-d-galactosamine-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-hepatic-injury-by-preventing-tlr4-and-rage-signaling
#5
Seok-Joo Kim, Sun-Mee Lee
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is a life-threatening clinical syndrome results in massive inflammation and hepatocyte death. Necroptosis is a regulated form of necrotic cell death that is emerging as a crucial control point for inflammatory diseases. The kinases receptor interacting protein (RIP) 1 and RIP3 are known as key modulators of necroptosis. In this study, we investigated the impact of necroptosis in the pathogenesis of FHF and molecular mechanisms, particularly its linkage to damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP)-mediated pattern recognition receptor (PRR) signaling pathways...
July 27, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750434/-26-years-of-the-erlangen-glaucoma-registry-demographic-and-perimetric-characteristics-of-patients-through-the-ages
#6
Bettina Hohberger, Edith Monczak, Christian Yahya Mardin
Background The history of the Erlangen Glaucoma Registry goes back 26 years. In this study, we present retrospective demographic and perimetric data on the initial visit of patients with ocular hypertension (OHT), pre-perimetric (prePOAG) and perimetric primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and secondary open-angle glaucoma (SOAG) and correlate these results with the latest perimetric data. Material and Methods 1406 (754 patients) of the Erlangen Glaucoma Registry (EGR; NTC00494923) were investigated retrospectively between 1991 and 2016 covering: demographic data (age, visual acuity, intraocular pressure [IOP]), diagnosis and perimetric characteristics (mean defect [MD], loss variance [LV]) at the initial visit and the latest perimetric data...
July 27, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733346/regulation-and-action-of-early-growth-response-1-in-bovine-granulosa-cells
#7
Peng Han, Hilda Guerrero-Netro, Anthony Estienne, Binyun Cao, Christopher Price
Fibroblast growth factors (FGF) modify cell proliferation and differentiation through receptor tyrosine kinases, which stimulate the expression of transcription factors including members of the early growth response (EGR) family. In ovarian granulosa cells, most FGFs activate typical response genes, although the role of EGR proteins has not been described. In the present study, we determined the regulation of EGR mRNA by FGFs and explored the role of EGR1 in the regulation of FGF response genes. Addition of FGF1, FGF2, FGF4 or FGF8b increased EGR1 and EGR3 mRNA levels, whereas FGF18 increased only EGR1 mRNA abundance...
July 21, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728842/%C3%AE-oryzanol-suppresses-cox-2-expression-by-inhibiting-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-erk1-2-and-egr-1-signaling-in-lps-stimulated-raw264-7-macrophages
#8
Soon Young Shin, Heon-Woong Kim, Hwan-Hee Jang, Yu-Jin Hwang, Jeong-Sook Choe, Jung-Bong Kim, Yoongho Lim, Young Han Lee
Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 produces prostanoids, which contribute to inflammatory responses. Nuclear factor (NF)-κB is a key transcription factor mediating COX-2 expression. γ-Oryzanol is an active component in rice bran oil, which inhibits lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated COX-2 expression by inhibiting NF-κB. However, the inhibition of COX-2 expression by γ-oryzanol independently of NF-κB is poorly understood. We found that LPS upregulated Egr-1 expression at the transcriptional level. Forced expression of Egr-1 trans-activated the Cox-2 promoter independently of NF-κB...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720517/transient-receptor-potential-trpm3-channels-pharmacology-signaling-and-biological-functions
#9
REVIEW
Gerald Thiel, Sandra Rubil, Andrea Lesch, Lisbeth A Guethlein, Oliver G Rössler
The transient receptor potential melastatin-3 (TRPM3) channel belongs to the family of transient receptor potential (TRP) cation channels that are expressed in a variety of tissues and cell types, including dorsal root ganglia, cardiomyocytes and pancreatic beta-cells. Although its natural ligands are currently unknown, TRPM3 channels can be activated by the neurosteroid pregnenolone sulfate, the synthetic ligand CIM0216, and by noxious heat. TRPM3 channels are regulated by phosphoinositides, and perhaps by calmodulin...
July 16, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720506/arecoline-activates-latent-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-via-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-in-buccal-fibroblasts-suppression-by-epigallocatechin-3-gallate
#10
Yu-Ping Hsieh, King-Jean Wu, Hsin-Ming Chen, Yi-Ting Deng
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a premalignant condition caused by the chewing of areca nut (AN). Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of OSF. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF or CCN2) and early growth response-1 (Egr-1) are important mediators in the fibrotic response to TGFβ in several fibrotic disorders including OSF. Arecoline, a major AN alkaloid, induced the synthesis of CCN2 and Egr-1 in human buccal mucosal fibroblast (BMFs)...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712132/impact-of-lipoprotein-apheresis-with-dextran-sulfate-adsorption-on-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-cardiovascular-health-in-the-blood-of-patients-with-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#11
Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, André J Tremblay, Jean Bergeron, Nathalie Laflamme, Benoît Lamarche, Patrick Couture
Lipoprotein apheresis (LA) with dextran sulfate adsorption (DSA) is a reliable method to decrease LDL-cholesterol (C) concentrations in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). The objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of LA with DSA on the mRNA expression of genes associated with cardiovascular health in the whole blood of HoFH patients. Blood samples were collected before and after LA treatment with DSA in 9 HoFH patients. Microarray analyses were performed to measure the whole blood expression of >30 000 annotated genes pre- and post-LA...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701716/glyat-regulates-jnk-mediated-cell-death-in-drosophila
#12
Pu Ren, Wenzhe Li, Lei Xue
Cell death is a fundamental progress that regulates cell number, tissue homeostasis and organ size in development. The c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway has been evolutionarily conserved from fly to human, and plays essential roles in regulating cell death. To characterize additional genes that regulate JNK signaling, we performed a genetic screen in Drosophila and identified dGLYAT, a novel gene whose function was previously unknown, as a modulator of JNK-mediated cell death. We found that loss of dGLYAT suppressed JNK activation and cell death triggered by over-expression of Egr or Hep, or depletion of puc or lgl in development, suggesting dGLYAT regulates both ectopic and physiological functions of JNK pathway...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699284/a-monocyte-tnf-endothelial-activation-axis-in-sickle-transgenic-mice-therapeutic-benefit-from-tnf-blockade
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Anna Solovey, Arif Somani, John D Belcher, Liming Milbauer, Lucile Vincent, Rafal Pawlinski, Karl A Nath, Robert J Kelm, Nigel Mackman, M Gerard O'Sullivan, Kalpna Gupta, Gregory M Vercellotti, Robert P Hebbel
Elaboration of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a very early event in development of ischemia/reperfusion injury pathophysiology. Therefore, TNF may be a prominent mediator of endothelial cell and vascular wall dysfunction in sickle cell anemia, a hypothesis we addressed using NY1DD, S+S(Antilles) , and SS-BERK sickle transgenic mice. Transfusion experiments revealed participation of abnormally activated blood monocytes exerting an endothelial activating effect, dependent upon Egr-1 in both vessel wall and blood cells, and upon NFκB(p50) in a blood cell only...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691722/potential-role-of-dopamine-transporter-in-behavioral-flexibility
#14
Anita Cybulska-Klosowicz, Julia Dabrowska, Sebastian Niedzielec, Renata Zakrzewska, Aleksandra Rozycka
Behavioral flexibility is subserved by the prefrontal cortex and the basal ganglia. Orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) and dorsomedial striatum (DMS) form a functional frontocorticostriatal circuit crucial for the mediation of flexibility during reversal learning via dopamine (DA) neurotransmission. The regulatory control in maintaining DA homeostasis and function is provided by the dopamine transporter (DAT), which therefore likely plays a significant role in controlling the influence of DA on cognitive processes...
2017: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690517/erythema-gyratum-repens-like-purpura-in-a-patient-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#15
Miyuki Fukunaga, Kazutoshi Harada, Kenichiro Mae, Kanae Wakamatsu, Noriko Kiriyama, Ryoji Tsuboi, Yukari Okubo
The etiology of purpura in Sjögren syndrome (SS) includes cryoglobulinemia, hypergammaglobulinemia, and leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV). The clinical symptoms of LCV associated with SS comprise palpable or nonpalpable purpura and urticarial vasculitis. Here, we report a case of LCV presenting as erythema gyratum repens (EGR)-like purpura in a 62-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and SS. EGR-like skin lesions, characterized by annular lesions with expanding concentric pattern and coalescing to form a zebra-like pattern or grain of wood pattern, can appear in various autoimmune conditions; however, EGR-like eruption in SS is extremely rare...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673338/sustained-hyperosmolarity-increses-tgf-%C3%A3-1-and-egr-1-expression-in-the-rat-renal-medulla
#16
Miklós M Mózes, Petra Szoleczky, László Rosivall, Gábor Kökény
BACKGROUND: Although TGF-ß and the transcription factor Egr-1 play an important role in both kidney fibrosis and in response to acute changes of renal medullary osmolarity, their role under sustained hypo- or hyperosmolar conditions has not been elucidated. We investigated the effects of chronic hypertonicity and hypotonicity on the renal medullary TGF-ß and Egr-1 expression. METHODS: Male adult Sprague Dawley rats (n = 6/group) were treated with 15 mg/day furosemide, or the rats were water restricted to 15 ml/200 g body weight per day...
July 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662808/arterial-remodeling-after-bioresorbable-scaffolds-and-metallic-stents
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Patrick W Serruys, Yuki Katagiri, Yohei Sotomi, Yaping Zeng, Bernard Chevalier, René J van der Schaaf, Andreas Baumbach, Pieter Smits, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Antonio Bartorelli, Paul Barragan, Anthony Gershlick, Ran Kornowski, Carlos Macaya, John Ormiston, Jonathan Hill, Irene M Lang, Mohaned Egred, Jean Fajadet, Maciej Lesiak, Stephan Windecker, Robert A Byrne, Lorenz Räber, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Gary S Mintz, Yoshinobu Onuma
BACKGROUND: Although previous observational studies have documented late luminal enlargement and expansive remodeling following implantation of a bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS), no comparison with metallic stents has been conducted in a randomized fashion. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare vessel remodeling patterns after either Absorb BVS or Xience metallic drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) and determine the independent predictors of remodeling...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644401/the-investigation-of-electrochemistry-behaviors-of-tyrosinase-based-on-directly-electrodeposited-grapheneon-choline-gold-nanoparticles
#18
Yaping He, Xiaohui Yang, Quan Han, Jianbin Zheng
A novel catechol (CA) biosensor was developed by embedding tyrosinase (Tyr) onto in situ electrochemical reduction graphene (EGR) on choline-functionalized gold nanoparticle (AuNPs-Ch) film. The results of UV-Vis spectra indicated that Tyr retained its original structure in the film, and an electrochemical investigation of the biosensor showed a pair of well-defined, quasi-reversible redox peaks with Epa = -0.0744 V and Epc = -0.114 V (vs. SCE) in 0.1 M, pH 7.0 sodium phosphate-buffered saline at a scan rate of 100 mV/s...
June 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641077/inhibition-of-early-growth-response-1-in-the-hippocampus-alleviates-neuropathology-and-improves-cognition-in-an-alzheimer-model-with-plaques-and-tangles
#19
Xike Qin, Yunling Wang, Hemant K Paudel
A sporadic form of Alzheimer disease (AD) and vascular dementia share many risk factors, and their pathogenic mechanisms are suggested to be related. Transcription factor early growth response 1 (Egr-1) regulates various vascular pathologies and is up-regulated in both AD brains and AD mouse models; however, its role in AD pathogenesis is unclear. Herein, we report that silencing of Egr-1 in the hippocampus by shRNA reduces tau phosphorylation, amyloid-β (Aβ) pathology, and improves cognition in the 3xTg-AD mouse model...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639574/mir-551b-5p-contributes-to-pathogenesis-of-vein-graft-failure-via-upregulating-early-growth-response-1-expression
#20
Ran Dong, Kui Zhang, Yue-Li Wang, Feng Zhang, Jian Cao, Ju-Bing Zheng, Hong-Jia Zhang
BACKGROUND: Vein graft failure (VGF) is a serious complication of coronary artery bypass graft, although the mechanism remains unclear. The study aimed to investigate the effects of microRNAs (miRNAs) on the endothelial dysfunction involved in VGF. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were subjected to mechanical stretch stimulation to induce endothelial dysfunction. Genome-wide transcriptome profiling was performed using the Human miRNA OneArray® V4 (PhalanxBio Inc...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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