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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776751/development-of-an-opsonophagocytic-killing-assay-for-group-a-streptococcus
#1
Scott Jones, Nicole J Moreland, Marta Zancolli, Jeremy Raynes, Jacelyn M S Loh, Pierre R Smeesters, Shiranee Sriskandan, Jonathan R Carapetis, John D Fraser, David Goldblatt
Group A Streptococcus (GAS) or Streptococcus pyogenes is responsible for an estimated 500,000 deaths worldwide each year. Protection against GAS infection is thought to be mediated by phagocytosis, enhanced by bacteria-specific antibody. There are no licenced GAS vaccines, despite many promising candidates in preclinical and early stage clinical development, the most advanced of which are based on the GAS M-protein. Vaccine progress has been hindered, in part, by the lack of a standardised functional assay suitable for vaccine evaluation...
May 15, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774349/role-of-arsenic-3-oxidation-state-methyltransferase-in-arsenic-mediated-apl-treatment-an-in-vitro-investigation
#2
Yasen Maimaitiyiming, Chao Wang, Shi Xu, Khairul Islam, Ye Jia Chen, Chang Yang, Qian Qian Wang, Hua Naranmandura
Arsenic (+3 oxidation state) methyltransferase (AS3MT) is a key enzyme responsible for arsenic metabolism in humans, which facilitates conversion of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) to more reactive metabolites such as monomethylarsonous acid (MMAIII) and dimethylarsinous acid (DMAIII). However, it is unclear whether the biotransformation of arsenic by AS3MT contributes to the promotion of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) therapy. In order to understand the probable role of AS3MT in APL patients, we evaluated the effects of arsenite (iAsIII) and three mixed arsenicals (i...
May 18, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751151/different-administration-patterns-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-in-combating-cytotoxic-manifestations-due-to-arsenic-trioxide-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-drug-induced-redox-imbalance-in-hepatocytes
#3
S Abhilash, R Siviyasankar, P Binu, P Arathi, R Harikumaran Nair
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) obtained from fish and plant sources is an essential dietary fatty acid and an important cell membrane structural component. The acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) drug arsenic trioxide (As2 O3 ), causes hepatotoxicity. We evaluated the protective potential of DHA as pre/ combination/ post-administration patterns against As2 O3 induced toxicity. The therapeutic concentration of As2 O3 (10 µM) resulted in cytotoxicity with a significant (p < 0.05) variation from the control group...
May 8, 2018: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735542/pml-recruits-tet2-to-regulate-dna-modification-and-cell-proliferation-in-response-to-chemotherapeutic-agent
#4
Chengli Song, Lina Wang, Xiaoyan Wu, Kai Wang, Dan Xie, Qi Xiao, Songyu Li, Kui Jiang, Lujian Liao, John R Yates, Jiing-Dwan Lee, Qingkai Yang
Aberrant DNA methylation plays a critical role in the development and progression of cancer. Failure to demethylate and to consequently reactivate methylation-silenced genes in cancer contributes to chemotherapeutic resistance, yet the regulatory mechanisms of DNA demethylation in response to chemotherapeutic agents remain unclear. Here, we show that promyelocytic leukemia (PML) recruits ten-eleven translocation dioxygenase 2 (TET2) to regulate DNA modification and cell proliferation in response to chemotherapeutic agents...
May 7, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731847/blue-light-induced-apoptosis-of-human-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells-via-the-mitochondrial-mediated-signaling-pathway
#5
Jianjian Zhuang, Yange Liu, Qingxia Yuan, Junsong Liu, Yan Liu, Hongdong Li, Di Wang
Acute promyelocytic leukemia is frequently associated with dizziness, fever, nausea, hematochezia and anemia. Blue light, or light with wavelengths of 400-480 nm, transmits high levels of energy. The aim of the present study was to determine the pro-apoptotic effects of blue light (wavelength, 456 nm; radiation power, 0.25 mW/cm2 ) and the underlying mechanisms in a human promyelocytic leukemia cell line (HL60). Blue light reduced the viability and enhanced the mortality of HL60 cells in a time-dependent manner...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731749/adaptive-nkg2c-cd57-natural-killer-cell-and-tim-3-expression-during-viral-infections
#6
Hassen Kared, Serena Martelli, Shu Wen Tan, Yannick Simoni, Meng Li Chong, Siew Hwei Yap, Evan W Newell, Sylvia L F Pender, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Reena Rajasuriar, Anis Larbi
Repetitive stimulation by persistent pathogens such as human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) induces the differentiation of natural killer (NK) cells. This maturation pathway is characterized by the acquisition of phenotypic markers, CD2, CD57, and NKG2C, and effector functions-a process regulated by Tim-3 and orchestrated by a complex network of transcriptional factors, involving T-bet, Eomes, Zeb2, promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger protein, and Foxo3. Here, we show that persistent immune activation during chronic viral co-infections (HCMV, hepatitis C virus, and HIV) interferes with the functional phenotype of NK cells by modulating the Tim-3 pathway; a decrease in Tim-3 expression combined with the acquisition of inhibitory receptors skewed NK cells toward an exhausted and cytotoxic phenotype in an inflammatory environment during chronic HIV infection...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684791/the-role-of-promyelocytic-leukemia-protein-in-steatosis-associated-hepatic-tumors-related-to-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#7
Yih-Lin Chung, Mei-Ling Wu
The persistence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is a risk factor for the development of steatosis-associated tumors in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, yet little is known about the metabolic link with this factor. We correlated HBV-related pathogenesis in genetically engineered mice and human carriers with metabolic proteomics and lipogenic gene expression profiles. The immunohistochemistry showed that the promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML, a tumor suppressor involved in genome maintenance and fatty acid oxidation), being inversely influenced by the dynamic HBsAg levels from acute phase to seroclearance, appeared as a lipo-metabolic switch linking HBsAg-induced steatosis (lipogenesis) to HBsAg-lost fat-burning hepatocarcinogenesis (lipolysis)...
April 20, 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683733/cep55-overexpression-causes-male-specific-sterility-in-mice-by-suppressing-foxo1-nuclear-retention-through-sustained-activation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling
#8
Debottam Sinha, Murugan Kalimutho, Josephine Bowles, Ai-Leen Chan, D Jo Merriner, Amanda L Bain, Jacinta L Simmons, Raimundo Freire, J Alejandro Lopez, Robin M Hobbs, Moira K O'Bryan, Kum Kum Khanna
Spermatogenesis is a dynamic process involving self-renewal and differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells, meiosis, and ultimately, the differentiation of haploid spermatids into sperm. Centrosomal protein (CEP)-55 is necessary for somatic cell abscission during cytokinesis. It facilitates equal segregation of cytoplasmic contents between daughter cells by recruiting endosomal sorting complex required for transport machinery (ESCRT) at the midbody. In germ cells, CEP55, in partnership with testes expressed-14 protein (TEX14), has also been shown to be an integral component of intercellular bridge before meiosis...
April 17, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675740/identification-of-poly-n-acetyllactosamine-carrying-glycoproteins-from-hl-60-human-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells-using-a-site-specific-glycome-analysis-method-glyco-ridge
#9
Akira Togayachi, Azusa Tomioka, Mika Fujita, Masako Sukegawa, Erika Noro, Daisuke Takakura, Michiyo Miyazaki, Toshihide Shikanai, Hisashi Narimatsu, Hiroyuki Kaji
To elucidate the relationship between the protein function and the diversity and heterogeneity of glycans conjugated to the protein, glycosylation sites, glycan variation, and glycan proportions at each site of the glycoprotein must be analyzed. Glycopeptide-based structural analysis technology using mass spectrometry has been developed; however, complicated analyses of complex spectra obtained by multistage fragmentation are necessary, and sensitivity and throughput of the analyses are low. Therefore, we developed a liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (MS)-based glycopeptide analysis method to reveal the site-specific glycome (Glycan heterogeneity-based Relational IDentification of Glycopeptide signals on Elution profile, Glyco-RIDGE)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669885/the-heteroaryldihydropyrimidine-bay-38-7690-induces-hepatitis-b-virus-core-protein-aggregates-associated-with-promyelocytic-leukemia-nuclear-bodies-in-infected-cells
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Andrew D Huber, Jennifer J Wolf, Dandan Liu, Anna T Gres, Jing Tang, Kelsey N Boschert, Maritza N Puray-Chavez, Dallas L Pineda, Thomas G Laughlin, Emily M Coonrod, Qiongying Yang, Juan Ji, Karen A Kirby, Zhengqiang Wang, Stefan G Sarafianos
Heteroaryldihydropyrimidines (HAPs) are compounds that inhibit hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication by modulating viral capsid assembly. While their biophysical effects on capsid assembly in vitro have been previously studied, the effect of HAP treatment on capsid protein (Cp) in individual HBV-infected cells remains unknown. We report here that the HAP Bay 38-7690 promotes aggregation of recombinant Cp in vitro and causes a time- and dose-dependent decrease of Cp in infected cells, consistent with previously studied HAPs...
April 25, 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663561/concise-machinery-for-monitoring-ubiquitination-activities-using-novel-artificial-ring-fingers
#11
REVIEW
Kazuhide Miyamoto, Kazuki Saito
Protein ubiquitination is involved in many cellular processes, such as protein degradation, DNA repair, and signal transduction pathways. Ubiquitin-conjugating (E2) enzymes of the ubiquitination pathway are associated with various cancers, such as leukemia, lung cancer, and gastric cancer. However, to date, detection of E2 activities is not practicable for capturing the pathological conditions of cancers due to complications related to the enzymatic cascade reaction. To overcome this hurdle, we have recently investigated a novel strategy for measuring E2 activities...
April 16, 2018: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655701/apoptosis-and-pro-death-autophagy-induced-by-a-spirostanol-saponin-isolated-from-rohdea-chinensis-baker-n-tanaka-synonym-tupistra-chinensis-baker-on-hl-60-cells
#12
Xiaomin Yi, Limin Xiang, Yuying Huang, Yihai Wang, Xiangjiu He
BACKGROUND: Our previous study has revealed that the spirostanol saponins isolated from the rhizomes of Rohdea chinensis (Baker) N. Tanaka (synonym Tupistra chinensis Baker) (Convallariaceae) (a reputed folk medicine) exhibited potent antiproliferative activity. However, the underlying mechanism of purified saponins remains unclear. More studies are necessary to assess the apoptosis and autophagy activities of the saponins from R. chinensis and clarify their antiproliferative mechanisms...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650946/a-rare-case-of-relapsed-pediatric-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-with-skin-involvement-by-myeloid-sarcoma
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Nathalia Silva Araújo, Claudio José Dos Santos Júnior, Vitória Mikaelly da Silva Gomes, Luiz Arthur Calheiros Leite, Luana Novaes Bomfim, Amanda Katielly Firmino da Silva Gusmão, Maria Jordana Rocha Gomes Alves, Cyndi Myrelle da Silva Barros Romão, Arthur Moacir Costa Sampaio Batinga, Maria Rosa da Silva, Célio Fernando de Sousa Rodrigues
BACKGROUND Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a very rare leukemia in children. Extramedullary involvement by APL has been reported in between 3-5% of cases, mainly associated with cases of relapse. A rare case of relapse of APL in a 9-year-old child is presented with skin involvement with myeloid sarcoma. CASE REPORT A 9-year-old male child was admitted to the Oncology Service of the hospital complaining of fever, progressive fatigue, oral petechiae with severe bleeding in the oral cavity. Bone marrow examination showed some promyelocytes...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650252/the-interferon-stimulated-gene-trim22-a-double-edged-sword-in-hiv-1-infection
#14
REVIEW
Elisa Vicenzi, Guido Poli
Infection of target cells by the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) is hampered by constitutively expressed host cell proteins preventing or curtailing virus replication and therefore defined as "restriction factors". Among them, members of the tripartite motif (TRIM) family have emerged as important players endowed with both antiviral effects and modulatory capacity of the innate immune response. TRIM5α and TRIM19 (i.e. promyelocytic leukemia, PML) are among the best-characterized family members; however, in this review we will focus on the potential role of another family member, i...
February 10, 2018: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616132/a-radioresistant-fraction-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells-exhibit-cd38-cell-surface-antigen-and-mrna-expression
#15
Satoru Monzen, Mitsuru Chiba, Tatsuya Ueno, Yuki Morino, Kenji Terada, Hiroki Yamaya, Yoichiro Hosokawa
In the present study, the cell viability and cluster of differentiation (CD)38 mRNA expression were evaluated in radioresistant (Res)-HL60 acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cells. Cell viability in Res-HL60 cells was higher compared with wild-type HL60 cells, but did not differ between high and mid/low CD38 antigen expression groups in Res-HL60 cells. A higher expression of CD38 mRNA in Res-HL60 cells was observed, particularly in the CD38high cell subpopulation. Furthermore, the expression of CD38 mRNA was upregulated following exposure to X-irradiation...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597191/arkadia-ring-finger-protein-111-mediates-sumoylation-dependent-stabilization-of-nrf2-through-k48-linked-ubiquitination
#16
Deneshia J McIntosh, Treniqka S Walters, Ifeanyi J Arinze, Jamaine Davis
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The transcription factor Nrf2 is a master regulator of the antioxidant defense system, protecting cells from oxidative damage. We previously reported that the SUMO-targeted E3 ubiquitin ligase (STUbL), RING finger protein 4 (RNF4) accelerated the degradation rate of Nrf2 in promyelocytic leukemia-nuclear body (PML-NB)-enriched fractions and decreased Nrf2-mediated gene transcription. The mechanisms that regulate Nrf2 nuclear levels are poorly understood. In this study, we aim to explore the role of the second mammalian STUbL, Arkadia/RNF111 on Nrf2...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596829/influence-of-apl-therapeutic-drugs-on-nuclear-pore-complex-density-and-integrity
#17
Anna Lång, Alexander Øye, Jens Eriksson, Alexander D Rowe, Emma Lång, Stig Ove Bøe
During cell division, a large number of nuclear proteins are released into the cytoplasm due to nuclear envelope breakdown. Timely nuclear import of these proteins following exit from mitosis is critical for establishment of the G1 nuclear environment. Dysregulation of post-mitotic nuclear import may affect the fate of newly divided stem or progenitor cells and may lead to cancer. Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a malignant disorder that involves a defect in blood cell differentiation at the promyelocytic stage...
March 26, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594316/an-integrated-approach-to-elucidate-signaling-pathways-of-dioscin-induced-apoptosis-energy-metabolism-and-differentiation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#18
She-Hung Chan, Pi-Hui Liang, Jih-Hwa Guh
Although the therapeutics have improved the rates of remission and cure of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in recent decades, there is still an unmet medical need for AML therapies because disease relapses are a major obstacle in patients who become refractory to salvage therapy. The development of therapeutic agents promoting both cytotoxicity and cell differentiation may provide opportunities to improve the clinical outcome. Dioscin-induced apoptosis in leukemic cells was identified through death receptor-mediated extrinsic apoptosis pathway...
March 28, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590658/effects-of-fifty-hertz-electromagnetic-fields-on-granulocytic-differentiation-of-atra-treated-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-nb4-cells
#19
Alfredo Errico Provenzano, Stefano Amatori, Maria Gemma Nasoni, Giuseppe Persico, Sergio Russo, Anna Rita Mastrogiacomo, Alessandro Gambarara, Mirco Fanelli
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Life on Earth is constantly exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and the effects induced by EMFs on biological systems have been extensively studied producing different and sometimes contradictory results. Extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMFs) have shown to play a role in regulating cell proliferation and differentiation, although how EMFs influence these processes remains unclear. Human acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cells are characterized by the arrest of differentiation at the promyelocytic stage due to epigenetic perturbations induced by PML/RARα fusion protein (Promyelocytic Leukemia protein - PML/Retinoic Acid Receptor alpha - RARα)...
March 23, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590135/a-myeloperoxidase-precursor-pro-myeloperoxidase-is-present-in-human-plasma-and-elevated-in-cardiovascular-disease-patients
#20
Irada S Khalilova, Nina Dickerhof, Tessa J Mocatta, Catriona J Bhagra, Dougal R McClean, Christian Obinger, Anthony J Kettle
Myeloperoxidase (MPO)-derived oxidants have emerged as a key contributor to tissue damage in inflammatory conditions such as cardiovascular disease. Pro-myeloperoxidase (pro-MPO), an enzymatically active precursor of myeloperoxidase (MPO), is known to be secreted from cultured bone marrow and promyelocytic leukemia cells, but evidence for the presence of pro-MPO in circulation is lacking. In the present study, we used a LC-MS/MS in addition to immunoblot analyses to show that pro-MPO is present in human blood plasma...
2018: PloS One
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