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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076852/mir-874-3p-is-down-regulated-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-negatively-regulates-pin1-expression
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Ka-Wai Leong, Chi-Wai Cheng, Chun-Ming Wong, Irene Oi-Lin Ng, Yok-Lam Kwong, Eric Tse
PIN1 is a peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase (PPIase) that regulates multiple signaling pathways to control cell fate and is found to be over-expressed in cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the regulation of PIN1 in HCC remains poorly defined. Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to play a pivotal role in oncogenesis by targeting the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of mRNAs encoded by oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes, thereby suppressing the levels of both oncoproteins and tumour suppressors...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069816/the-interaction-of-the-cd43-sialomucin-with-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cpn60-2-chaperonin-mediates-macrophage-tnf-%C3%AE-production
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Alvaro Torres-Huerta, Tomas Villaseñor, Angel Flores-Alcantar, Cristina Parada, Estefanía Alemán-Navarro, Clara Espitia, Gustavo Pedraza-Alva, Yvonne Rosenstein
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causal agent of tuberculosis. TNF-α, TGF-β and IFN-γ secreted by activated macrophages and lymphocytes are considered essential to contain Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The CD43 sialomucin has been reported to act as a receptor for bacilli through its interaction with the chaperonin Cpn60.2, facilitating mycobacteria-macrophage contact. We report here that Cpn60.2 induces both THP-1 cells and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) to produce TNF-α and that this production is CD43 dependent...
January 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065748/the-effects-of-early-life-stress-on-dopamine-system-function-in-adolescent-female-rats
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Iwona Majcher-Maślanka, Anna Solarz, Krzysztof Wędzony, Agnieszka Chocyk
During adolescence, many neural systems, including the dopamine system, undergo essential remodeling and maturation. It is well known that early-life stress (ELS) increases the risk for many psychopathologies during adolescence and adulthood. It is hypothesized that ELS interferes with the maturation of the dopamine system. There is a sex bias in the prevalence of stress-related mental disorders. Information regarding the effects of ELS on brain functioning in females is very limited. In the current study, maternal separation (MS) procedures were carried out to study the effects of ELS on dopamine system functioning in adolescent female rats...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063403/lat-alleviates-th2-treg-imbalance-in-an-ova-induced-allergic-asthma-mouse-model-through-lat-plc-%C3%AE-1-interaction
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Xi Chen, Xiao-Ming Li, Wen Gu, Di Wang, Yi Chen, Xue-Jun Guo
INTRODUCTION: Low expression of linker for activation of T cells (LAT) is observed in asthma. LAT and its downstream regulator, phospholipase C-gamma 1 (PLC-γ1) play important roles in the T cell antigen receptor signaling pathway, and their interaction is associated with CD4(+) cell polarization. Here, we investigated whether LAT can alleviate the imbalance among CD4(+) cell subgroups and the possible mechanism. METHODS: An ovalbumin-induced allergic asthma mouse model was established and LAT plasmid was delivered...
January 4, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062485/activation-of-bitter-taste-receptors-in-pulmonary-nociceptors-sensitizes-trpv1-channels-through-plc-and-pkc-signaling-pathway
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Qihai Gu, Deanna S Joe, Carolyn A Gilbert
Bitter taste receptors (T2Rs), a G-protein-coupled receptor family capable of detecting numerous bitter-tasting compounds, have recently been shown to be expressed and play diverse roles in many extraoral tissues. Here we report the functional expression of T2Rs in rat pulmonary sensory neurons. In anesthetized spontaneously breathing rats, intratracheal instillation of T2Rs agonist chloroquine (10 mM, 0.1 ml) significantly augmented chemoreflexes evoked by right-atrial injection of capsaicin, a specific activator for transient receptor potential vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1); whereas intravenous infusion of chloroquine failed to significantly affect capsaicin-evoked reflexes...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061477/autocrine-vegf-signaling-promotes-cell-proliferation-through-a-plc-dependent-pathway-and-modulates-apatinib-treatment-efficacy-in-gastric-cancer
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Yi Lin, Ertao Zhai, Bing Liao, Lixia Xu, Xinhua Zhang, Sui Peng, Yulong He, Shirong Cai, Zhirong Zeng, Minhu Chen
BACKGROUND: Tumor cells produce vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) which interact with the membrane or cytoplasmic VEGF receptors (VEGFRs) to promote cell growth in an angiogenesis-independent fashion. Apatinib, a highly selective VEGFR2 inhibitor, is the only effective drug for patients with terminal gastric cancer (GC) who have no other chemotherapeutic options. However, its treatment efficacy is still controversy and the mechanism behind remains undetermined. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of autocrine VEGF signaling in the growth of gastric cancer cells and the efficacy of Apatinib treatment...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060985/-febrile-ulceronecrotic-mucha-habermann-disease
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Javier Arellano Lorca, Ignacio Yáñez Silva, Felipe Soto Vilches, Andrea Luna Heine, Yamile Corredoira Salum
Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA), pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC) and febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease (FUMHD) are considered different manifestations of the same disease. Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease is a rare, and potentially lethal illness which is characterized by fast progression of numerous papules that converge, ulcerate and form a plaque with a necrotic center, together with hemorrhagic vesicles and pustules that are associated with high fever and variable systemic symptoms...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059349/surface-plasmon-dispersion-in-hexagonal-honeycomb-and-kagome-plasmonic-crystals
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V T Tenner, M J A de Dood, M P van Exter
We present a systematic experimental study on the optical properties of plasmonic crystals (PlC) with hexagonal symmetry. We compare the dispersion and avoided crossings of surface plasmon modes around the Γ-point of Au-metal hole arrays with a hexagonal, honeycomb and kagome lattice. Symmetry arguments and group theory are used to label the six modes and understand their radiative and dispersive properties. Plasmon-plasmon interaction are accurately described by a coupled mode model, that contains effective scattering amplitudes of surface plasmons on a lattice of air holes under 60°, 120°, and 180°...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057557/anesthetics-inhibit-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase1-2-phosphorylation-via-nmda-receptor-phospholipase-c-and-protein-kinase-c-in-mouse-hippocampal-slices
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Gao Haiying, Han Mingjie, Zhang Lingyu, Wang Qingxiang, Wang Haisong, Zhang Bingxi
BACKGROUND: Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) has been implicated in learning and memory; however, whether intravenous anesthetics modulate ERK1/2 remains unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of several intravenous anesthetics on the phosphorylation of ERK1/2 in the hippocampus of adult mice. METHODS: Western blotting was used to examine cellular levels of phosphorylated and unphosphorylated ERK1/2 in mouse hippocampus slices, which were incubated with or without anesthetics including propofol, etomidate, ketamine and midazolam, a protein kinase C (PKC) activator or inhibitor, or phospholipase C (PLC) activator or inhibitor...
January 3, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052644/effect-of-thymol-on-ca%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C2%BA-homeostasis-and-viability-in-pc3-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Jeng-Hsien Yeh, Chiang-Ting Chou, I-Shu Chen, Ti Lu, Ko-Long Lin, Chia-Cheng Yu, Wei-Zhe Liang, Hong-Tai Chang, Chun-Chi Kuo, Chin-Man Ho, Wen-Teng Chang, Pochuen Shieh, Chung-Ren Jan
Thymol is a phenolic compound that affects physiology in different cell models. However, whether thymol affects Ca²⁺ homeostasis in prostate cancer cells is unknown. The action of this compound on cytosolic Ca²⁺ concentrations ([Ca²⁺]i) and viability in PC3 human prostate cancer cells was explored. The results show that thymol at concentrations of 100-1500 μM caused [Ca²⁺]i rises in a concentration-dependent manner. Removal of extracellular Ca²⁺ reduced thymol’s effect by approximately 80%...
28, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045383/the-structure-of-a-calcium-dependent-phosphoinositide-specific-phospholipase-c-from-pseudomonas-sp-62186-the-first-from-a-gram-negative-bacterium
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Olga V Moroz, Elena Blagova, Andrey A Lebedev, Allan Nørgaard, Dorotea R Segura, Thomas H Blicher, Jesper Brask, Keith S Wilson
Bacterial phosphoinositide-specific phospholipases C (PI-PLCs) are the smallest members of the PI-PLC family, which includes much larger mammalian enzymes responsible for signal transduction as well as enzymes from protozoan parasites, yeast and plants. Eukaryotic PI-PLCs have calcium in the active site, but this is absent in the known structures of Gram-positive bacteria, where its role is instead played by arginine. In addition to their use in a number of industrial applications, the bacterial enzymes attract special interest because they can serve as convenient models of the catalytic domains of eukaryotic enzymes for in vitro activity studies...
January 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042022/ghrelin-modulates-gene-and-protein-expression-of-digestive-enzymes-in-the-intestine-and-hepatopancreas-of-goldfish-carassius-auratus-via-the-ghs-r1a-possible-roles-of-plc-pkc-and-ac-pka-intracellular-signaling-pathways
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Ayelén Melisa Blanco, Juan Ignacio Bertucci, Aída Sánchez-Bretaño, María Jesús Delgado, Ana Isabel Valenciano, Suraj Unniappan
Ghrelin, a multifunctional gut-brain hormone, is involved in the regulation of gastric functions in mammals. This study aimed to determine whether ghrelin modulates digestive enzymes in goldfish (Carassius auratus). Immunofluorescence microscopy found colocalization of ghrelin, GHS-R1a and the digestive enzymes sucrase-isomaltase, aminopeptidase A, trypsin and lipoprotein lipase in intestinal and hepatopancreatic cells. In vitro ghrelin treatment in intestinal and hepatopancreas explant culture led to a concentration- and time-dependent modulation (mainly stimulatory) of most of the digestive enzymes tested...
December 29, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031098/mechanical-strain-regulates-osteoblast-proliferation-through-ca-2-camk-creb-signal-pathway
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Yong Guo, Qi Lv, Xian-Qiong Zou, Zhi-Xiong Yan, Yu-Xian Yan
Objective To investigate the effects of mechanical strain on Ca(2+)-calmodulin dependent kinase (CaMK)-cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) signal pathway and proliferation of osteoblasts.Methods Using a four-point bending device, MC3T3-E1 cells were exposed to mechanical tensile strains of 2500 µs and 5000 µs at 0.5 Hz respectively. The intracellular free Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) concentration and calmodulin activity were assayed by fluorospectrophotometry, CaMK II β, CREB, and phosphorylated (activated) CREB (p-CREB) were assessed by Western blot, and cells proliferation was assayed with MTT...
June 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030367/activation-of-pkc%C3%AE-and-pi3k-kinases-in-hypertrophic-and-nodular-port-wine-stain-lesions
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Rong Yin, Lin Gao, Wenbin Tan, Wei Guo, Tao Zhao, Jhon Stuart Nelson, Gang Wang
Port wine stain (PWS) is a congenital, progressive vascular malformation. Many patients with PWS develop hypertrophy and discrete nodularity during their adult life, but the mechanism(s) remain incompletely understood. In this study, we attempted to investigate activation status of PKCα, PI3K, PDPK1 and PLC-γ and protein levels of PP2A and DAG to explore their potential roles in the formation of hypertrophic and nodular PWS lesions. We found phosphorylated levels of PKCα, PI3K, PDPK1, and PLC-γ and protein levels of PP2A and DAG showed moderate increases in the endothelial cells of hypertrophic PWS as compared to the adjacent normal skin...
December 20, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028604/molecular-mechanisms-of-group-i-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-mediated-ltp-and-ltd-in-basolateral-amygdala-in-vitro
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A Chen, W W Hu, X L Jiang, M Potegal, H Li
The roles of group I metabotropic glutamate receptors, metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (mGluR1) and mGluR5, in regulating synaptic plasticity and metaplasticity in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) remain unclear. The present study examined mGluR1- and mGluR5-mediated synaptic plasticity in the BLA and their respective signaling mechanisms. Bath application of the group I mGluR agonist, 3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG) (20 μM), directly suppressed basal fEPSPs (84.5 ± 6.3% of the baseline). The suppressive effect persisted for at least 30 min after washout; it was abolished by the mGluR1 antagonist 7-(hydroxyimino)cyclopropa[b]chromen-1a-carboxylate ethyl ester (CPCCOEt) but was unaffected by the mGluR5 antagonist 2-methyl-6- (phenylethynyl)-pyridine (MPEP)...
December 28, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017831/stress-signals-mediated-by-membranous-glucocorticoid-receptor-activate-plc-pkc-gsk-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-to-inhibit-wound-closure
#16
Ivan Jozic, Sasa Vukelic, Olivera Stojadinovic, Liang Liang, Horacio A Ramirez, Irena Pastar, Marjana Tomic Canic
Glucocorticoids (GCs), key mediators of stress signals, are also potent wound healing inhibitors. To understand how stress signals inhibit wound healing, we investigated the role of membranous glucocorticoid receptor (mbGR) by using cell-impermeable BSA-conjugated Dexamethasone. We found that mbGR inhibits keratinocyte migration and wound closure by activating a Wnt-like PLC/PKC signaling cascade. Rapid activation of mbGR/PLC/PKC further leads to activation of known biomarkers of non-healing found in patients, β-catenin and c-myc...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013338/colon-cancer-cell-derived-12-s-hete-induces-the-retraction-of-cancer-associated-fibroblast-via-mlc2-rho-rock-and-ca-2-signalling
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Serena Stadler, Chi Huu Nguyen, Helga Schachner, Daniela Milovanovic, Silvio Holzner, Stefan Brenner, Julia Eichsteininger, Mira Stadler, Daniel Senfter, Liselotte Krenn, Wolfgang M Schmidt, Nicole Huttary, Sigurd Krieger, Oskar Koperek, Zsuzsanna Bago-Horvath, Konstantin Alexander Brendel, Brigitte Marian, Oliver de Wever, Robert M Mader, Benedikt Giessrigl, Walter Jäger, Helmut Dolznig, Georg Krupitza
Retraction of mesenchymal stromal cells supports the invasion of colorectal cancer cells (CRC) into the adjacent compartment. CRC-secreted 12(S)-HETE enhances the retraction of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and therefore, 12(S)-HETE may enforce invasivity of CRC. Understanding the mechanisms of metastatic CRC is crucial for successful intervention. Therefore, we studied pro-invasive contributions of stromal cells in physiologically relevant three-dimensional in vitro assays consisting of CRC spheroids, CAFs, extracellular matrix and endothelial cells, as well as in reductionist models...
December 24, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012867/chronic-oral-administration-of-mpep-an-antagonist-of-mglu5-receptor-during-gestation-and-lactation-alters-mglu5-and-a2a-receptors-in-maternal-and-neonatal-brain
#18
Antonio López-Zapata, David Agustín León-Navarro, María Crespo, José Luis Albasanz, Mairena Martín
Antidepressant and anxiolytic drugs are widely consumed even by pregnant and lactating women. The metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGlu5) antagonist 2-methyl-6-(phenylethynyl)-pyridine (MPEP) exerts antidepressant- and anxiolytic-like actions. Given that treatment for anxiety and depression use to be prolonged in time, it is conceivable a possible modulation of metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGlu receptors) after prolonged MPEP exposure, which could also modify adenosine A2A receptors (A2AR) since functional cross-talk between them has been reported...
December 22, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012441/ugonin-u-stimulates-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-enhances-inflammasome-mediated-pathogen-clearance
#19
Chun-Yu Chen, Chuan-Hui Yang, Yung-Fong Tsai, Chih-Chuang Liaw, Wen-Yi Chang, Tsong-Long Hwang
The NOD-like receptor pyrin domain 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome contains Nod-like receptors, a subclass of pattern recognition receptors, suggesting that this complex has a prominent role in host defenses. Various structurally diverse stimulators activate the NLRP3 inflammasome through different signaling pathways. We previously reported that ugonin U (UgU), a natural flavonoid isolated from Helminthostachys zeylanica (L) Hook, directly stimulates phospholipase C (PLC) and triggers superoxide release in human neutrophils...
December 18, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012194/association-of-antenatal-antithrombin-activity-with-perinatal-liver-dysfunction-prospective-multicenter-study
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Mamoru Morikawa, Hirotada Suzuki, Mana Obata-Yasuoka, Michi Kasai, Hiroaki Itoh, Akihide Ohkuchi, Hiromi Hamada, Shigeru Aoki, Naohiro Kanayama, Hisanori Minakami
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Liver dysfunction with decreased antithrombin activity (AT) and/or thrombocytopenia is life-threatening in pregnant women. Whether AT is clinically useful for prediction of liver dysfunction remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 541 women were registered prospectively at gestational week 34.7 (20.0 - 41.4) with available data on antenatal AT and platelet count (PLC). RESULTS: Liver dysfunction defined as serum AST  >  45 IU/L concomitant with lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)  >  400 IU/L occurred in five women antenatally (≤ 2 weeks before delivery) and in 17 women postpartum (within 1 week postpartum)...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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