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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...
January 5, 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
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Ying-Ju Sung, Nelson Sofoluke, Mary Nkamany, Shixian Deng, Yuli Xie, Jeremy Greenwood, Ramy Farid, Donald W Landry, Richard T Ambron
Activating Protein kinase-1α (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 (propoxybenzoyl)benzamidopyrrolidin-3-yl)-1H-indazole-5-carboxamide). N46 inhibits PKG-1α with an IC50 of 7.5nmol, was highly selective when tested against a panel of 274 kinases, and tissue distribution studies indicate that it does not enter the CNS...
December 30, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052251/interplay-between-obesity-induced-inflammation-and-cgmp-signaling-in-white-adipose-tissue
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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
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Gevi Federica, Campolo Federica, Naro Fabio, Zolla Lello
Recent evidence has shown showed 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 22, 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
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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...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995148/investigation-of-the-effects-and-mechanisms-of-mai-tong-formula-on-lower-limb-macroangiopathy-in-a-spontaneous-diabetic-rat-model
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Guangming Gong, Haipo Yuan, Ya Liu, Luguang Qi
A new Chinese herbal formula called Mai Tong Formulae (MTF) has recently been used to treat lower limb macroangiopathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. In this study, we investigated the effect of MTF on lower limb macroangiopathy in a spontaneous diabetic rat model (GK rats). We found that MTF treatment significantly reduced serum fasting blood glucose (FBG), triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), IL6, and VEGF and increased serum insulin in this model. Histological and ultrastructural observations showed that MTF treatment significantly reduced vascular endothelial cell shedding and improved endothelium injuries...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980245/synthesis-and-characterization-of-8-nitroguanosine-3-5-cyclic-monophosphorothioate-rp-isomer-as-a-potent-inhibitor-of-protein-kinase-g1%C3%AE
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Khandaker Ahtesham Ahmed, Tianli Zhang, Katsuhiko Ono, Hiroyasu Tsutsuki, Tomoaki Ida, Soichiro Akashi, Keishi Miyata, Yuichi Oike, Takaaki Akaike, Tomohiro Sawa
Guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP)-dependent protein kinases (PKG) are kinases regulating diverse physiological functions including vascular smooth muscle relaxation, neuronal synaptic plasticity, and platelet activities. Certain PKG inhibitors, such as Rp-diastereomers of derivatives of guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphorothioate (Rp-cGMPS), have been designed and used to study PKG-regulated cell signaling. 8-Nitroguanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (8-nitro-cGMP) is an endogenous cGMP derivative formed as a result of excess production of reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide...
December 16, 2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965470/aberrant-expression-of-lncrnas-and-mrnas-in-patients-with-intracranial-aneurysm
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Wen Wang, Hao Li, Lanbing Yu, Zheng Zhao, Haoyuan Wang, Dong Zhang, Yan Zhang, Qing Lan, Jiangfei Wang, Jizong Zhao
Intracranial aneurysm (IA) is pathological dilatations of the cerebral artery and rupture of IAs can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage, which has a high ratio of fatality and morbidity. However, the pathogenesis of IAs remains unknown. We performed long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression profiles in IA tissues and superficial temporal arteries (STAs). A total of 4129 differentially expressed lncRNAs and 2926 differentially expressed mRNAs were obtained from the microarrays (P < 0.05)...
December 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959381/nobiletin-a-citrus-flavonoid-activates-vasodilator-stimulated-phosphoprotein-in-human-platelets-through-non-cyclic-nucleotide-related-mechanisms
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Thanasekaran Jayakumar, Kao-Chang Lin, Wan-Jung Lu, Chia-Ying Lin, Geraldine Pitchairaj, Jiun-Yi Li, Joen-Rong Sheu
Nobiletin, a bioactive polymethoxylated flavone, has been described to possess a diversity of biological effects through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) is a common substrate for cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP-regulated protein kinases [i.e., cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA; also known as protein kinase A) and cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG; also known as protein kinase G)] and it has been shown to be directly phosphorylated by protein kinase C (PKC)...
January 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923926/reduced-activity-of-mutant-calcium-dependent-protein-kinase-1-is-compensated-in-plasmodium-falciparum-through-the-action-of-protein-kinase-g
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Abhisheka Bansal, Kayode K Ojo, Jianbing Mu, Dustin J Maly, Wesley C Van Voorhis, Louis H Miller
: We used a sensitization approach that involves replacement of the gatekeeper residue in a protein kinase with one with a different side chain. The activity of the enzyme with a bulky gatekeeper residue, such as methionine, cannot be inhibited using bumped kinase inhibitors (BKIs). Here, we have used this approach to study Plasmodium falciparum calcium-dependent protein kinase 1 (PfCDPK1). The methionine gatekeeper substitution, T145M, although it led to a 47% reduction in transphosphorylation, was successfully introduced into the CDPK1 locus using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/Cas9...
December 6, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908781/heme-oxygenase-1-metabolite-biliverdin-not-iron-inhibits-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-replication
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Angke Zhang, Hong Duan, Na Li, Lijuan Zhao, Fengxing Pu, Baicheng Huang, Chunyan Wu, Yuchen Nan, Taofeng Du, Yang Mu, Qin Zhao, Yani Sun, Gaiping Zhang, Julian A Hiscox, En-Min Zhou, Shuqi Xiao
Porcinereproductiveandrespiratorysyndromevirus (PRRSV) causes significant economic losses to the pork industry worldwide. Previously, we demonstrated that heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) interferes with PRRSV replication. To elucidate the mechanisms involved, here we assess whether the HO-1 downstream metabolites biliverdin (BV) and/or iron mediate the HO-1 antiviral effect. We demonstrate a BV concentration-dependent suppression of PRRSV replication and show that virions are not directly inactivated by BV. Additionally, BV or N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) significantly reduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) in PRRSV-infected MARC-145 cells; however, because NAC did not reduce viral load, the BV antiviral effect is independent of decreased ROS levels...
January 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904664/tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-inhibits-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-blocks-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-opening-and-suppresses-reperfusion-injury-through-gsk-3%C3%A3-in-cardiac-h9c2-cells
#16
Yuxi Xie, Yonggui He, Zhiliang Cai, Jianhang Cai, Mengyao Xi, Yidong Zhang, Jinkun Xi
This study investigates whether inhibition of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress prevents opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) and evaluates the corresponding signaling pathways involved in this process. Exposure of cardiac H9c2 cells to 800 µM H2O2 for 20 min opened mPTP in response to oxidative stress, as demonstrated by quenching of tetramethylrhodamine ethyl ester (TMRE) fluorescence. Oxidative stress-induced mPTP opening was rescued by the ER stress inhibitor tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) in a dose-dependent manner at low concentrations...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899719/a-novel-hypothesis-for-histone-to-protamine-transition-in-bos-taurus-spermatozoa
#17
Gerly Sillaste, Lauris Kaplinski, Riho Meier, Ülle Jaakma, Elo Eriste, Andres Salumets
DNA compaction with protamines in sperm is essential for successful fertilization. However, a portion of sperm chromatin remains less tightly packed with histones, which genomic location and function remain unclear. We extracted and sequenced histone-associated DNA from sperm of nine ejaculates from three bulls. We found that the fraction of retained histones varied between samples, but the variance was similar between samples from the same and different individuals. The most conserved regions showed similar abundance across all samples, whereas in other regions, their presence correlated with the size of histone fraction...
March 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895156/sildenafil-prevents-podocyte-injury-via-ppar-%C3%AE-mediated-trpc6-inhibition
#18
Ramon Sonneveld, Joost G Hoenderop, Andrea M Isidori, Carole Henique, Henry B Dijkman, Jo H Berden, Pierre-Louis Tharaux, Johan van der Vlag, Tom Nijenhuis
Transient receptor potential channel C6 (TRPC6) gain-of-function mutations and increased TRPC6 expression in podocytes induce glomerular injury and proteinuria. Sildenafil reduces TRPC6 expression and activity in nonrenal cell types, although the mechanism is unknown. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ) is a downstream target of sildenafil in the cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-activated protein kinase G (PKG) axis. PPAR-γ agonists, like pioglitazone, appear antiproteinuric. We hypothesized that sildenafil inhibits TRPC6 expression in podocytes through PPAR-γ-dependent mechanisms, thereby counteracting podocyte injury and proteinuria...
November 28, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890915/pharmacological-evidence-a-new-therapeutic-approach-to-the-treatment-of-chronic-heart-failure-through-sur2b-kir6-1-channel-in-endothelial-cells
#19
Shang Wang, Chao-Liang Long, Jun Chen, Wen-Yu Cui, Yan-Fang Zhang, Hao Zhang, Hai Wang
Both iptakalim (Ipt) and natakalim (Nat) activate the SUR2B/Kir6.1 channel, an ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP) subtype, with high selectivity. In this study we investigated the therapeutic effects of Ipt and Nat against isoproterenol-induced chronic heart failure (ISO-CHF) in rats, and demonstrated a new therapeutic approach to the treatment of CHF through activation of the SUR2B/Kir6.1 channel in endothelial cells. In ISO-CHF rats, oral administration of Nat (1, 3, 9 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)) or Ipt (3 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)) for 60 days significantly improved cardiac dysfunction, reversed cardiac remodeling, significantly attenuated the pathological increases in BNP levels, and improved endothelial dysfunction by adjusting the balance between endothelin and NO systems...
January 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885524/camp-dependent-protein-kinase-and-cgmp-dependent-protein-kinase-as-cyclic-nucleotide-effectors
#20
Robin Lorenz, Daniela Bertinetti, Friedrich W Herberg
The cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) and the cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) are homologous enzymes with different binding and activation specificities for cyclic nucleotides. Both enzymes harbor conserved cyclic nucleotide-binding (CNB) domains. Differences in amino acid composition of these CNB domains mediate cyclic nucleotide selectivity in PKA and PKG, respectively. Recently, the presence of the noncanonical cyclic nucleotides cCMP and cUMP in eukaryotic cells has been proven, while the existence of cellular cIMP and cXMP remains unclear...
November 25, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
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