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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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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/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
#6
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
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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
#8
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
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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/28699284/a-monocyte-tnf-endothelial-activation-axis-in-sickle-transgenic-mice-therapeutic-benefit-from-tnf-blockade
#10
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
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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/28673338/sustained-hyperosmolarity-increses-tgf-%C3%A3-1-and-egr-1-expression-in-the-rat-renal-medulla
#12
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/28641077/inhibition-of-early-growth-response-1-in-the-hippocampus-alleviates-neuropathology-and-improves-cognition-in-an-alzheimer-model-with-plaques-and-tangles
#13
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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639215/regulation-of-t-type-ca-2-channel-expression-by-herpes-simplex-virus-1-infection-in-sensory-like-nd7-cells
#15
Qiaojuan Zhang, Shao-Chung Hsia, Miguel Martin-Caraballo
Infection of sensory neurons by herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 disrupts electrical excitability, altering pain sensory transmission. Because of their low threshold for activation, functional expression of T-type Ca(2+) channels regulates various cell functions, including neuronal excitability and neuronal communication. In this study, we have tested the effect of HSV-1 infection on the functional expression of T-type Ca(2+) channels in differentiated ND7-23 sensory-like neurons. Voltage-gated Ca(2+) currents were measured using whole cell patch clamp recordings in differentiated ND7-23 neurons under various culture conditions...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638318/maturation-behavioral-activation-and-connectivity-of-adult-born-medium-spiny-neurons-in-a-striatal-song-nucleus
#16
Jennifer Kosubek-Langer, Lydia Schulze, Constance Scharff
Neurogenesis continues in the adult songbird brain. Many telencephalic song control regions incorporate new neurons into their existing circuits in adulthood. One song nucleus that receives many new neurons is Area X. Because this striatal region is crucial for song learning and song maintenance the recruitment of new neurons into Area X could influence these processes. As an entry point into addressing this possibility, we investigated the maturation and connectivity within the song circuit and behavioral activation of newly generated Area X neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620810/c-jun-integrates-signals-from-both-mek-erk-and-mkk-jnk-pathways-upon-vaccinia-virus-infection
#17
Flávia G G Leite, Alice A Torres, Leonardo C De Oliveira, André F P Da Cruz, Jamária A P Soares-Martins, Anna C T C Pereira, Giliane S Trindade, Jonatas S Abrahão, Erna G Kroon, Paulo C P Ferreira, Cláudio A Bonjardim
Usurpation of the host's signalling pathways is a common strategy employed by viruses to promote their successful replication. Here we show that infection with the orthopoxvirus vaccinia virus (VACV) leads to sustained stimulation of c-Jun activity during the entire infective cycle. This stimulation is temporally regulated through MEK/ERK or MKK/JNK pathways, i.e. during the early/mid phase (1 to 6 hpi) and in the late phase (9 to 24 hpi) of the infective cycle, respectively. As a transcriptional regulator, upon infection with VACV, c-Jun is translocated from the cytoplasm to the nucleus, where it binds to the AP-1 DNA sequence found at the promoter region of its target genes...
June 15, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602698/early-growth-response-factor-1-is-essential-for-cigarette-smoke-induced-muc5ac-expression-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#18
Shao-Bin Wang, Chao Zhang, Xu-Chen Xu, Feng Xu, Jie-Sen Zhou, Yan-Ping Wu, Chao Cao, Wen Li, Hua-Hao Shen, Jiao-Fei Cao, Zhi-Hua Chen
Early growth response factor 1 (Egr-1) is a zinc finger transcription factor which responses rapidly to a variety of extracellular stimuli. Previous studies have suggested that Egr-1 exerts pathological functions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by regulation of cigarette smoking-induced autophagy, cell death, and inflammation. However, little is known about the role of Egr-1 in regulation of mucus production in airway epithelium. In this study, we observed that cigarette smoke extract (CSE) induced a successive expression of Egr-1 and MUC5AC in human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells...
August 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594407/egr-1-aspp1-inter-regulatory-loop-promotes-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-cyto-protective-autophagy
#19
Kunming Zhao, Miao Yu, Yifu Zhu, Dong Liu, Qiong Wu, Ying Hu
The decrease of ASPP1 (Apoptosis-Stimulating Protein of p53 1), a known p53 activator, has been linked to carcinogenesis and the cytotoxic resistance in various cancers, yet the underlying mechanisms of ASPP1 expression and its complex functions are not yet clear. Here, we report that ASPP1 forms an inter-regulatory loop with Early Growth Response 1 (EGR-1), and promotes apoptosis via inhibiting cyto-protective autophagy, independent of the well-documented p53-dependent mechanisms. We show that ASPP1 mRNA and protein were remarkably elevated by ectopic EGR-1 expression or endogenous EGR-1 activation, in cells with different tissue origins and p53 status...
June 8, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536635/the-regulatory-mechanisms-of-ng2-cspg4-expression
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Emmanuel Ampofo, Beate M Schmitt, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke
Neuron-glial antigen 2 (NG2), also known as chondroitin sulphate proteoglycan 4 (CSPG4), is a surface type I transmembrane core proteoglycan that is crucially involved in cell survival, migration and angiogenesis. NG2 is frequently used as a marker for the identification and characterization of certain cell types, but little is known about the mechanisms regulating its expression. In this review, we provide evidence that the regulation of NG2 expression underlies inflammation and hypoxia and is mediated by methyltransferases, transcription factors, including Sp1, paired box (Pax) 3 and Egr-1, and the microRNA miR129-2...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
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