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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303054/genetic-variability-for-iron-and-zinc-as-well-as-antinutrients-affecting-bioavailability-in-black-gram-vigna-mungo-l-hepper
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Jagdish Singh, Rajani Kanaujia, A K Srivastava, G P Dixit, N P Singh
The mineral content of pulses is generally high, but the bioavailability is poor due to the presence of phytate and polyphenols which inhibits Fe absorption. In the present study, the genetic variability and heritability for seed Fe and Zn content was studied. The effect of genotypes was significant for all the quality traits indicating presence of enough variability among the blackgram genotypes for the traits. The Fe content in 26 blackgram genotypes ranged from 71.02 to 100.20 ppm, whereas Zn content ranged from 18...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292906/parasitophorous-vacuole-poration-precedes-its-rupture-and-rapid-host-erythrocyte-cytoskeleton-collapse-in-plasmodium-falciparum-egress
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Victoria L Hale, Jean M Watermeyer, Fiona Hackett, Gema Vizcay-Barrena, Christiaan van Ooij, James A Thomas, Matthew C Spink, Maria Harkiolaki, Elizabeth Duke, Roland A Fleck, Michael J Blackman, Helen R Saibil
In the asexual blood stages of malarial infection, merozoites invade erythrocytes and replicate within a parasitophorous vacuole to form daughter cells that eventually exit (egress) by sequential rupture of the vacuole and erythrocyte membranes. The current model is that PKG, a malarial cGMP-dependent protein kinase, triggers egress, activating malarial proteases and other effectors. Using selective inhibitors of either PKG or cysteine proteases to separately inhibit the sequential steps in membrane perforation, combined with video microscopy, electron tomography, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and soft X-ray tomography of mature intracellular Plasmodium falciparum parasites, we resolve intermediate steps in egress...
March 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286139/de-novo-transcriptome-sequencing-and-analysis-of-the-juvenile-and-adult-stages-of-fasciola-gigantica
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Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Wei Cong, Hany M Elsheikha, Guo-Hua Liu, Jian-Gang Ma, Wei-Yi Huang, Quan Zhao, Xing-Quan Zhu
Fasciola gigantica is regarded as the major liver fluke causing fasciolosis in livestock in tropical countries. Despite the significant economic and public health impacts of F. gigantica there are few studies on the pathogenesis of this parasite and our understanding is further limited by the lack of genome and transcriptome information. In this study, de novo Illumina RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed to obtain a comprehensive transcriptome profile of the juvenile (42days post infection) and adult stages of F...
March 9, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279024/contribution-of-the-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-channel-subunit-cng-3-to-olfactory-plasticity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Damien M O'Halloran, Svetlana Altshuler-Keylin, Xiao-Dong Zhang, Chao He, Christopher Morales-Phan, Yawei Yu, Julia A Kaye, Chantal Brueggemann, Tsung-Yu Chen, Noelle D L'Etoile
In Caenorhabditis elegans, the AWC neurons are thought to deploy a cGMP signaling cascade in the detection of and response to AWC sensed odors. Prolonged exposure to an AWC sensed odor in the absence of food leads to reversible decreases in the animal's attraction to that odor. This adaptation exhibits two stages referred to as short-term and long-term adaptation. Previously, the protein kinase G (PKG), EGL-4/PKG-1, was shown necessary for both stages of adaptation and phosphorylation of its target, the beta-type cyclic nucleotide gated (CNG) channel subunit, TAX-2, was implicated in the short term stage...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273832/more-insight-into-bdnf-against-neurodegeneration-anti-apoptosis-anti-oxidation-and-suppression-of-autophagy
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Shang-Der Chen, Chia-Lin Wu, Wei-Chao Hwang, Ding-I Yang
In addition to its well-established neurotrophic action, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) also possesses other neuroprotective effects including anti-apoptosis, anti-oxidation, and suppression of autophagy. We have shown before that BDNF triggers multiple mechanisms to confer neuronal resistance against 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NP)-induced mitochondrial dysfunction in primary rat cortical cultures. The beneficial effects of BDNF involve the induction of anti-oxidative thioredoxin with the resultant expression of anti-apoptotic B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) as well as erythropoietin (EPO)-dependent stimulation of sonic hedgehog (SHH)...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263955/pathway-cross-talk-analysis-in-detecting-significant-pathways-in-barrett-s-esophagus-patients
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Zhengyuan Xu, Yan Yan, Jian He, Xinfang Shan, Weiguo Wu
BACKGROUND The pathological mechanism of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is still unclear. In the present study, pathway cross-talks were analyzed to identify hub pathways for BE, with the purpose of finding an efficient and cost-effective detection method to discover BE at its early stage and take steps to prevent its progression. MATERIAL AND METHODS We collected and preprocessed gene expression profile data, original pathway data, and protein-protein interaction (PPI) data. Then, we constructed a background pathway cross-talk network (BPCN) based on the original pathway data and PPI data, and a disease pathway cross-talk network (DPCN) based on the differential pathways between the PPI data and the BE and normal control...
March 6, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263796/insulin-increases-filtration-barrier-permeability-via-trpc6-dependent-activation-of-pkgi%C3%AE-signaling-pathways
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Dorota Rogacka, Irena Audzeyenka, Patrycja Rachubik, Michał Rychłowski, Małgorzata Kasztan, Maciej Jankowski, Stefan Angielski, Agnieszka Piwkowska
Podocytes are dynamic polarized cells on the surface of glomerular capillaries and an essential component of the glomerular filtration barrier. Insulin increases the activation of protein kinase G type Iα (PKGIα) subunits, leading to podocyte dysfunction. In addition, accumulating evidence suggests that TRPC6 channels are crucial mediators of podocyte calcium handling and involved in the regulation of glomerular filtration. Therefore, we investigated whether TRPC6 is involved in the regulation of filtration barrier permeability by insulin via the PKGIα-dependent manner...
March 2, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242257/exendin-4-inhibits-structural-remodeling-and-improves-ca-2-homeostasis-in-rats-with-heart-failure-via-the-glp-1-receptor-through-the-enos-cgmp-pkg-pathway
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Jingjing Chen, Dandan Wang, Fangai Wang, Shaobo Shi, Yuting Chen, Bo Yang, Yanhong Tang, Congxin Huang
The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist exendin-4 is a long-acting analog of GLP-1, which stimulates insulin secretion and is clinically used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have demonstrated that GLP-1 agonists and analogs serve as cardioprotective factors in various conditions. Disturbances in calcium cycling are characteristic of heart failure (HF); therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exendin-4 (a GLP-1 mimetic) on the regulation of calcium handling and to identify the underlying mechanisms in an HF rat model after myocardial infarction (MI)...
February 24, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229930/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-a-novel-mediator-for-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-16hbe-14o-and-a549-cells
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Shuyuan Chu, Xiufeng Zhang, Yabing Sun, Yuanyuan Yu, Yaxi Liang, Ming Jiang, Jianwei Huang, Libing Ma
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is increasingly expressed on airway and inhibits pulmonary arterial remodeling. However, the role of ANP in remodeling of respiratory system is still unclear. The role of ANP on airway remodeling and the possible mechanism was explored in this study. Both human bronchial epithelial 16HBE-14o cells and alveolar epithelial A549 cells were stimulated by TGF-β1, ANP, cGMP inhibitor, PKG inhibitor, and cGMP analogue. The expressions of epithelial markers, mesenchymal markers, and Smad3 were assessed by quantitative real-time PCR and western blotting...
February 13, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181511/natriuretic-peptide-receptor-b-modulates-the-proliferation-of-the-cardiac-cells-expressing-the-stem-cell-antigen-1
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Stéphanie Rignault-Clerc, Christelle Bielmann, Lucas Liaudet, Bernard Waeber, François Feihl, Nathalie Rosenblatt-Velin
Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) injections in adult "healthy" or infarcted mice led to increased number of non-myocyte cells (NMCs) expressing the nuclear transcription factor Nkx2.5. The aim of this study was to identify the nature of the cells able to respond to BNP as well as the signaling pathway involved. BNP treatment of neonatal mouse NMCs stimulated Sca-1(+) cell proliferation. The Sca-1(+) cells were characterized as being a mixed cell population involving fibroblasts and multipotent precursor cells...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124739/the-regulation-of-transient-receptor-potential-canonical-4-trpc4-channel-by-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor-via-the-cyclic-guanosine-3-5-monophosphate
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Jinhong Wie, SeungJoo Jeong, Misun Kwak, Jongyun Myeong, MeeRee Chae, Jong Kwan Park, Sung Won Lee, Insuk So
The transient receptor potential (TRP) protein superfamily consists of a diverse group of cation channels that bear structural similarities to the fruit fly Drosophila TRP. The TRP superfamily is distinct from other groups of ion channels in displaying a large diversity in ion selectivity, modes of activation, and physiological functions. Classical TRP (transient receptor potential canonical (TRPC)) channels are activated by stimulation of Gq-PLC-coupled receptors and modulated by phosphorylation. The cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-PKG pathway is involved in the regulation of TRPC3 and TRPC6 channels...
January 26, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099939/type-5-phosphodiesterase-regulates-glioblastoma-multiforme-aggressiveness-and-clinical-outcome
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Valeriana Cesarini, Maurizio Martini, Lucia Ricci Vitiani, Giovanni Luca Gravina, Silvia Di Agostino, Grazia Graziani, Quintino Giorgio D'Alessandris, Roberto Pallini, Luigi M Larocca, Pellegrino Rossi, Emmanuele A Jannini, Susanna Dolci
Expression of type 5 phosphodiesterase (PDE5), a cGMP-specific hydrolytic enzyme, is frequently altered in human cancer, but its specific role in tumorigenesis remains controversial. Herein, by analyzing a cohort of 69 patients affected by glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) who underwent chemo- and radiotherapy after surgical resection of the tumor, we found that PDE5 was strongly expressed in cancer cells in about 50% of the patients. Retrospective analysis indicated that high PDE5 expression in GBM cells significantly correlated with longer overall survival of patients...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088782/pde5-inhibitors-enhance-the-lethality-of-pemetrexed-sorafenib
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Laurence Booth, Jane L Roberts, Andrew Poklepovic, Paul Dent
The combination of pemetrexed and sorafenib has significant clinical activity against a wide variety of tumor types in patients and the present studies were performed to determine whether sildenafil enhances the killing potential of [pemetrexed + sorafenib]. In multiple genetically diverse lung cancer cell lines, sildenafil enhanced the lethality of [pemetrexed + sorafenib]. The three-drug combination reduced the activities of AKT, mTOR and STAT transcription factors; increased the activities of eIF2α and ULK-1; lowered the expression of MCL-1, BCL-XL, thioredoxin and SOD2; and increased the expression of Beclin1...
January 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077315/inhibition-of-inos-alleviates-cognitive-deficits-and-depression-in-diabetic-mice-through-downregulating-the-no-sgc-cgmp-pkg-signal-pathway
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Xiao Yan Zhou, Fang Zhang, Chang Jiang Ying, Jing Chen, Ling Chen, Jing Dong, Yue Shi, Mang Tang, Xiao Tong Hu, Zhi Hua Pan, Na Na Xu, Kui Yang Zheng, Ren Xian Tang, Yuan Jian Song
Diabetes mellitus often results in a number of complications involving impaired brain function, including cognitive deficits and depression. However, the potential mechanisms for diabetes-related cognitive deficits and depression are not fully understood. Neurons in the hippocampal, cortical and amygdala functional regions are more susceptible to damage during hyperglycemia. Neuroprotection in the brain can rescue cognitive deficits and depression induced by hyperglycemia. This study investigated the potential mechanisms underlying diabetes-related congnitive deficits and depression, determined whether the inflammatory factor inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and the nitric oxide (NO)/soluble guanylyl cyclases (sGC)/cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)/protein kinase G (PKG) pathway, play key roles in cognitive deficits and depression associated...
January 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065754/mechanisms-involved-in-antinociception-induced-by-a-polysulfated-fraction-from-seaweed-gracilaria-cornea-in-the-temporomandibular-joint-of-rats
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Chistiane Oliveira Coura, Hellíada Vasconcelos Chaves, Danielle Rocha do Val, Lorena Vasconcelos Vieira, Felipe Dantas Silveira, Fernanda Maxcynne Lino Dos Santos Lopes, Francisco Isaac Fernandes Gomes, Annyta Fernandes Frota, Ricardo Basto Souza, Juliana Trindade Clemente-Napimoga, Mirna Marques Bezerra, Norma Maria Barros Benevides
Temporomandibular disorder is a common clinical condition involving pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region. This study assessed the antinociceptive effects of a polysulfated fraction from the red seaweed Gracilaria cornea (Gc-FI) on the formalin-induced TMJ hypernociception in rats and investigated the involvement of different mechanisms. Male Wistar rats were pretreated with injection (sc) of saline or Gc-FI 1h before intra- TMJ injection of formalin to evaluate the nociception. The results showed that pretreatment with Gc-FI significantly reduced formalin-induced nociceptive behavior...
April 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059868/a-novel-inhibitor-of-active-protein-kinase-g-attenuates-chronic-inflammatory-and-osteoarthritic-pain
#16
Ying-Ju Sung, Nelson Sofoluke, Mary Nkamany, Shixian Deng, Yuli Xie, Jeremy Greenwood, Ramy Farid, Donald W Landry, Richard T Ambron
Activating PKG-1α induces a long-term hyperexcitability (LTH) in nociceptive neurons. Since the LTH correlates directly with chronic pain in many animal models, we tested the hypothesis that inhibiting PKG-1α would attenuate LTH-mediated pain. We first synthesized and characterized compound N46 (N-((3R,4R)-4-(4-(2-fluoro-3-methoxy-6-propoxybenzoyl)benzamido)pyrrolidin-3-yl)-1H-indazole-5-carboxamide). N46 inhibits PKG-1α with an IC50 of 7.5 nmol, was highly selective when tested against a panel of 274 kinases, and tissue distribution studies indicate that it does not enter the CNS...
February 24, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052251/interplay-between-obesity-induced-inflammation-and-cgmp-signaling-in-white-adipose-tissue
#17
Abhishek Sanyal, Jennifer Naumann, Linda Sarah Hoffmann, Agnieszka Chabowska-Kita, Anna Ehrlund, Andreas Schlitzer, Peter Arner, Matthias Blüher, Alexander Pfeifer
Current worldwide figures suggest that obesity is pandemic. Understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms would help develop viable anti-obesity therapies. Here, we assess the influence of obesity-induced inflammation on white adipocyte cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling, which is beneficial for adipocyte differentiation and thermogenesis. We find that murine gonadal and not inguinal fat is prone to obesity-induced inflammation. Correspondingly, the cGMP cascade is dysregulated in gonadal but not in inguinal fat of obese mice...
January 3, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017777/the-cardioprotective-effect-of-sildenafil-is-mediated-by-the-activation-of-malate-dehydrogenase-and-an-increase-in-the-malate-aspartate-shuttle-in-cardiomyocytes
#18
Federica Gevi, Federica Campolo, Fabio Naro, Lello Zolla
Recent evidence has shown the cardioprotective effect of PDE5 inhibition in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury, heart failure and cardiac hypertrophy. To investigate the biochemical changes that occur during PDE5 inhibition in cardiac cells, this study assessed the metabolic profile of the HL1 cell line, a murine atrial cell line with adult cardiomyocyte properties. After one hour of treatment with sildenafil, glycolysis was moderately but selectively stimulated, unlike the pentose phosphate pathway and the Krebs cycle...
December 23, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997891/endothelin-receptor-down-regulation-mediated-ligand-regulation-mechanisms-protect-against-cellular-hypoxia-injury-in-rat-vascular-endothelial-cells
#19
Long Li, Mushuang Hu, Long Zheng, Chao Zhang, Jiawei Li, Ruiming Rong, Tongyu Zhu, Yichen Jia
OBJECTIVE: Investigation of the effect of endothelin receptor A (ETaR)-targeting small interfering RNA (siRNA) on rat vascular endothelial cellular hypoxia injury, as well as its underlying mechanism. METHODS: An in vitro rat vascular smooth muscle cells - endothelial cells co-culture model was established and transfected with ETaR siRNA before hypoxia treatment. Cell culture supernatant, cellular protein and RNA were collected and examined at 0.5hrs, 1hrs, 2hrs, 4hrs, 8hrs, 16hrs, 24hrs and 48hrs of hypoxia with 1% oxygen...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995696/prevention-of-the-development-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-by-the-phosphodiesterase-5a-inhibitor-vardenafil-in-rats-with-type-2-diabetes
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Csaba Mátyás, Balázs T Németh, Attila Oláh, Marianna Török, Mihály Ruppert, Dalma Kellermayer, Bálint A Barta, Gábor Szabó, Gábor Kökény, Eszter M Horváth, Beáta Bódi, Zoltán Papp, Béla Merkely, Tamás Radovits
AIMS: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has a great epidemiological burden. The pathophysiological role of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signalling has been intensively investigated in HFpEF. Elevated levels of cGMP have been shown to exert cardioprotective effects in various cardiovascular diseases, including diabetic cardiomyopathy. We investigated the effect of long-term preventive application of the phosphodiesterase-5A (PDE5A) inhibitor vardenafil in diabetic cardiomyopathy-associated HFpEF...
March 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
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