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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743005/xenopus-laevis-m18bp1-directly-binds-existing-cenp-a-nucleosomes-to-promote-centromeric-chromatin-assembly
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Bradley T French, Frederick G Westhorpe, Charles Limouse, Aaron F Straight
Vertebrate centromeres are epigenetically defined by nucleosomes containing the histone H3 variant, CENP-A. CENP-A nucleosome assembly requires the three-protein Mis18 complex (Mis18α, Mis18β, and M18BP1) that recruits the CENP-A chaperone HJURP to centromeres, but how the Mis18 complex recognizes centromeric chromatin is unknown. Using Xenopus egg extract, we show that direct, cell-cycle-regulated binding of M18BP1 to CENP-A nucleosomes recruits the Mis18 complex to interphase centromeres to promote new CENP-A nucleosome assembly...
July 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742815/il33-mediated-ilc2-activation-and-neutrophil-il5-production-in-the-lung-response-after-severe-trauma-a-reverse-translation-study-from-a-human-cohort-to-a-mouse-trauma-model
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Jing Xu, Jesse Guardado, Rosemary Hoffman, Hui Xu, Rami Namas, Yoram Vodovotz, Li Xu, Mostafa Ramadan, Joshua Brown, Heth R Turnquist, Timothy R Billiar
BACKGROUND: The immunosuppression and immune dysregulation that follows severe injury includes type 2 immune responses manifested by elevations in interleukin (IL) 4, IL5, and IL13 early after injury. We hypothesized that IL33, an alarmin released early after tissue injury and a known regulator of type 2 immunity, contributes to the early type 2 immune responses after systemic injury. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Blunt trauma patients admitted to the trauma intensive care unit of a level I trauma center were enrolled in an observational study that included frequent blood sampling...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742217/the-inflammatory-cytokine-interferon-gamma-inhibits-sortilin-1-expression-in-hepatocytes-via-the-jak-stat-pathway
#3
John Pirault, Konstantinos A Polyzos, Marcelo H Petri, Daniel Fj Ketelhuth, Magnus Bäck, Göran K Hansson
Sortilin-1, a receptor of the VPS10p family, has been associated with cardiovascular disease in genome-wide association studies. It is implicated in lipoprotein metabolism, secretion of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and secretion of inflammatory cytokines. However, its own regulation remains unclear. Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of atherosclerosis and absence of regulatory T (Treg) cells is associated with reduced protein expression of sortilin-1 in the liver. Therefore, we postulated that mediator(s) of inflammation known to be downregulated by regulatory T cells may modulate sortilin-1 expression...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742189/novel-endogenous-negative-modulators-of-platelet-function-as-potential-anti-thrombotic-targets
#4
Y-J Li, H-X Zhu, D Zhang, H-C Li, P Ma, L-Y Huang
Platelets are megakaryocyte-derived nuclear-free fragments that participate in cardiovascular diseases including acute myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. At the endothelium damage site, platelets interact with sub-endothelial matrix proteins such as glycoprotein VI/Fc receptor γ-chain (GPVI/FcRγ), G protein-coupled receptor/phospholipase Cγ(β) (GPCR/PLCγ(β)), Rho/RhoK and integrin. The activation of these signaling pathways triggers intracellular calcium increase and causes platelet adhesion, aggregation, granule release and finally thrombus formation...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742087/type-1-skewed-neuroinflammation-and-vascular-damage-associated-with-orientia-tsutsugamushi-infection-in-mice
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Lynn Soong, HeThomas R Shelite, Yan Xing, Harica Kodakandla, Yuejin Liang, Brandon J Trent, Paulina Horton, Kathryn C Smith, Zhenyang Zhao, Jiaren Sun, Donald H Bouyer, Jiyang Cai
BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus is a life-threatening disease, due to infection with O. tsutsugamushi, a Gram-negative bacterium that preferentially replicates in endothelial cells and professional phagocytes. Meningoencephalitis has been reported in scrub typhus patients and experimentally-infected animals; however, the neurological manifestation and its underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. To address this issue, we focused on Orientia tsutsugamushi Karp strain (OtK), and examined host responses in the brain during lethal versus self-healing scrub typhus disease in our newly established murine models...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741378/procainamide-induced-autoimmunity-relationship-to-t-helper-2-type-t-cell-activation
#6
Y Huang, Z Lin, Y Huo, X Geng, M Li, Y Yang, B Li
Drug-induced autoimmunity (DIA) refers to a group of adverse drug reactions, and they remain unpredictable largely due to the limited understanding of the mechanisms involved. There is evidence that procainamide can cause autoimmune reactions in humans but the mechanisms involved remain unclear. To examine the cellular and genetic factors involved in the procainamide-induced autoimmune response, we compared rats that are genetically T-helper (Th)2-predisposed (Brown Norway (BN)), Th1-predisposed (Lewis (LEW)) or not genetically predisposed (Sprague Dawley (SD))...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740415/the-extracellular-matrix-of-eggshell-displays-anti-inflammatory-activities-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-lps-triggered-human-immune-cells
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Tram T Vuong, Sissel B Rønning, Henri-Pierre Suso, Ralf Schmidt, Kristian Prydz, Marlene Lundström, Anders Moen, Mona E Pedersen
Avian eggshell membrane (ESM) is a natural biomaterial that has been used as an alternative natural bandage on burned and cut skin injuries for >400 years in Asian countries, and is available in large quantities from egg industries. Our aim was to characterize ESM that was separated and processed from egg waste, and to study whether this material possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable as an ingredient in industrial production of low cost wound healing products. Our results show that the processed ESM particles retain a fibrous structure similar to that observed for the native membrane, and contain collagen, and carbohydrate components such as hyaluronic acid and sulfated glycosaminoglycans, as well as N-glycans, mostly with uncharged structures...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739727/mir-141-inhibits-proliferation-and-migration-of-colorectal-cancer-sw480-cells
#8
Zhi H Long, Zhi G Bai, Jian N Song, Zhi Zheng, Jun Li, Jun Zhang, Jun Cai, Hong W Yao, Jin Wang, Ying C Yang, Jie Yin, Zhong T Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to determine the molecular function of miR-141 and the underlying mechanisms in colorectal cancer (CRC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: SW480 cells in which miR-141 was up- or down-regulated were established. Reverse transcription, quantitative polymerase chain reaction and Western blotting were used to examine the microRNA and protein expression. Cell-cycle progression was analyzed by flow cytometry. Proliferation marker Ki-67 was evaluated by immunofluorescence...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739661/histone-acetylation-not-stoichiometry-regulates-linker-histone-binding-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Mackenzie B D Lawrence, Nicolas Coutin, Jennifer K Choi, Benjamin J E Martin, Nicholas A T Irwin, Barry Young, Christopher Loewen, LeAnn J Howe
Linker histones play a fundamental role in shaping chromatin structure, but how their interaction with chromatin is regulated is not well understood. In this study, we used a combination of genetic and genomic approaches to explore the regulation of linker histone binding in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae We found that increased expression of Hho1, the yeast linker histone, resulted in a severe growth defect, despite only subtle changes in chromatin structure. Further, this growth defect was rescued by mutations that increase histone acetylation...
July 24, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739029/il-9-and-th9-cells-in-health-and-diseases-from-tolerance-to-immunopathology
#10
REVIEW
Junhui Li, Shuqiu Chen, Xiang Xiao, Yong Zhao, Wenjun Ding, Xian C Li
CD4+ T cells have the capacity to differentiate into various T helper (Th) cell subsets after activation, and by acquiring distinct cytokine profiles and effector functions, they regulate the nature as well as the outcomes of immune responses. Th9 cells are a relatively new member in the Th cell family. The signature cytokine for Th9 cells is IL-9, a cytokine in the IL-2Rγc-chain family. Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of knowledge on the roles of Th9 cells in immunity and immunopathology, but the exact mechanisms in the control of Th9 cells remain poorly defined...
July 17, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738533/mir-200a-expression-in-cd4-t-cells-correlates-with-the-expression-of-th17-treg-cells-and-relevant-cytokines-in-psoriasis-vulgaris-a-case-control-study
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Xiao-Yan Wang, Xing-Yu Chen, Jun Li, Hong-Ying Zhang, Juan Liu, Le-Dong Sun
The main aim of this study is to investigate the underlying relationship shared between microRNA-200a (miR-200a) and its link to concentrations of Th17 and Treg cells, mRNA expressions of their specific transcription factors retinoic acid-related orphan receptor γt (RORγt) and head box protein 3 (FOXP3) and relevant cytokines in patients with psoriasis vulgaris (PV). A total of 189 patients previously diagnosed with PV were selected as the experimental group, whilst 109 healthy individuals as the control group...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738518/teucrium-polium-extract-reverses-symptoms-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats-via-rebalancing-the-pdx1-and-foxo1-expressions
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Parvaneh Sadat Tabatabaie, Razieh Yazdanparast
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Teucrium polium Lamiaceae. an antidiabetic traditional medicine was observed to stimulate insulin secretion and β-cell mass restoration in pancreatic of diabetic rats. Bioactive compounds in T. polium such as terpenoids and flavonoids have a wide range of antioxidant properties. Given this background, our research was aimed at probing the effective molecular mechanism of T. polium which in turn protects the pancreatic β-cells of diabetic rats through attenuation of streptozotocin-induced oxidative stress...
July 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738491/-establishment-of-a-model-of-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-injury-in-pulmonary-artery-endothelium-cells-and-relevant-mechanisms-of-oxidative-stress
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J Ye, Y Y He, Y Yan, J H Zhao, T Y Lian, X J Wang, Y Yan, S J Zhang, S H Yang, Z C Jing
Objective: To establish a hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) induced injury model of pulmonary artery endothelial cells (PAECs) and explore the molecular mechanisms of oxidative stress on the structure and function of PAECs in this model. Methods: Human PAECs were treated with H(2)O(2) at different concentrations (25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1 600, 3 200, 6 400 μmol/L) for 4 and 24 h, respectively. The PAECs survival curve was obtained according to the cell viability measured by CCK-8 assay. The cell apoptosis of PAECs was detected by flow cytometry...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738246/crocin-modulates-il-4-il-13-signaling-and-ameliorates-experimentally-induced-allergic-airway-asthma-in-a-murine-model
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Haidy Yosri, Wagdi F Elkashef, Eman Said, Nariman M Gameil
Allergic asthma is a chronic respiratory disease with a prevalent T helper (Th2)-mediated immune reaction. Crocin, the major bioactive constituent of saffron, has been reported in multiple studies to have numerous pharmacological activities, including prominent anti-oxidant activities. In the current study, the anti-asthmatic potential of crocin was evaluated. Adult male Swiss Albino mice were administered 10mg of ovalbumin (OVA) mixed with 1mg of aluminum hydroxide intraperitoneally on days 0 and 7 and were administered crocin (25mg/kg) orally daily for 16days...
July 21, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738084/the-dkk3-gene-encodes-a-vital-intracellular-regulator-of-cell-proliferation
#15
Jack L Leonard, Deborah M Leonard, Scot A Wolfe, Jilin Liu, Jaime Rivera, Michelle Yang, Ryan T Leonard, Jacob P S Johnson, Prashant Kumar, Kate L Liebmann, Amanda A Tutto, Zhongming Mou, Karl J Simin
Members of the Dickkopf (Dkk) family of Wnt antagonists interrupt Wnt-induced receptor assembly and participate in axial patterning and cell fate determination. One family member, DKK3, does not block Wnt receptor activation. Loss of Dkk3 expression in cancer is associated with hyperproliferation and dysregulated ß-catenin signaling, and ectopic expression of Dkk3 halts cancer growth. The molecular events mediating the DKK3-dependent arrest of ß-catenin-driven cell proliferation in cancer cells are unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738017/distinct-oxysterol-requirements-for-positioning-na%C3%A3-ve-and-activated-dendritic-cells-in-the-spleen
#16
Erick Lu, Eric V Dang, Jeffrey G McDonald, Jason G Cyster
Correct positioning of dendritic cells (DCs) is critical for efficient pathogen encounter and antigen presentation. Epstein-Barr virus-induced gene 2 (EBI2) has been identified as a chemoattractant receptor required for naïve CD4(+)DCIR2(+) DC positioning in response to 7α,25-hydroxycholesterol (7α,25-HC). We now provide evidence that a second EBI2 ligand, 7α,27-HC, is involved in splenic DCIR2(+) DC positioning and homeostasis. Cyp27a1, the enzyme uniquely required for 7α,27-HC synthesis, is expressed by stromal cells in the region of naïve DC localization...
April 7, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737756/overexpression-of-zinc-finger-protein-687-enhances-tumorigenic-capability-and-promotes-recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
T Zhang, Y Huang, W Liu, W Meng, H Zhao, Q Yang, S-J Gu, C-C Xiao, C-C Jia, B Zhang, Y Zou, H-P Li, B-S Fu
Zinc finger protein 687 (ZNF687), identified as a C2H2 zinc finger protein, has been found to be mutated and upregulated in giant cell tumor of bone and acute myeloid leukemia, suggesting an oncogenic role for ZNF687 in cancer. However, the clinical significance and precise role of ZNF687 in cancer progression are largely unknown. Herein, we report that ZNF687 was markedly upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines and HCC tissues, and was significantly correlated with relapse-free survival in HCC...
July 24, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737753/metabolic-control-of-the-scaffold-protein-tks5-in-tissue-invasive-proinflammatory-t-cells
#18
Yi Shen, Zhenke Wen, Yinyin Li, Eric L Matteson, Jison Hong, Jörg J Goronzy, Cornelia M Weyand
Pathogenic T cells in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) infiltrate non-lymphoid tissue sites, maneuver through extracellular matrix and form lasting inflammatory microstructures. Here we found that RA T cells abundantly express the podosome scaffolding protein TKS5, which enables them to form tissue-invasive membrane structures. TKS5 overexpression was regulated by the intracellular metabolic environment of RA T cells-specifically, by reduced glycolytic flux that led to deficiencies in ATP and pyruvate...
July 24, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737709/regulation-and-modulation-of-human-dna-polymerase-%C3%AE-activity-and-function
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REVIEW
Marietta Y W T Lee, Xiaoxiao Wang, Sufang Zhang, Zhongtao Zhang, Ernest Y C Lee
This review focuses on the regulation and modulation of human DNA polymerase δ (Pol δ). The emphasis is on the mechanisms that regulate the activity and properties of Pol δ in DNA repair and replication. The areas covered are the degradation of the p12 subunit of Pol δ, which converts it from a heterotetramer (Pol δ4) to a heterotrimer (Pol δ3), in response to DNA damage and also during the cell cycle. The biochemical mechanisms that lead to degradation of p12 are reviewed, as well as the properties of Pol δ4 and Pol δ3 that provide insights into their functions in DNA replication and repair...
July 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737488/modulation-of-let-7-mirnas-controls-the-differentiation-of-effector-cd8-t-cells
#20
Alexandria C Wells, Keith A Daniels, Constance C Angelou, Eric Fagerberg, Amy S Burnside, Michele Markstein, Dominique Alfandari, Raymond M Welsh, Elena L Pobezinskaya, Leonid A Pobezinsky
The differentiation of naïve CD8 T cells into effector cytotoxic T lymphocytes upon antigen stimulation is necessary for successful anti-viral, and anti-tumor immune responses. Here, using a mouse model, we describe a dual role for the let-7 microRNAs in the regulation of CD8 T cell responses, where maintenance of the naïve phenotype in CD8 T cells requires high levels of let-7 expression, while generation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes depends upon T cell receptor mediated let-7 downregulation. Decrease of let-7 expression in activated T cells enhances clonal expansion and the acquisition of effector function through derepression of the let-7 targets, including Myc and Eomesodermin...
July 24, 2017: ELife
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