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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328494/pterostilbene-inhibits-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-apoptosis-in-primary-spinal-cord-neurons-by-activating-autophagy-via-the-mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-pathway
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Jing-Lan He, Xiao-Hui Dong, Zong-Hu Li, Xiao-Ying Wang, Zhi-An Fu, Na Shen
Autophagy is an important self-adaptive mechanism that is involved in inhibiting reactive oxygen species (ROS) in spinal cord neurons. Pterostilbene, a natural plant extract, has been demonstrated to possess antioxidant effects; however, it has not yet been investigated whether pterostilbene could activate autophagy and protect spinal cord neurons from oxidative stress. In the present study, primary spinal cord neurons of Sprague Dawley rats were cultured. Cell counting kit‑8 analysis was used to detect cytotoxicity of pterostilbene...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317619/phf8-histone-demethylase-deficiency-causes-cognitive-impairments-through-the-mtor-pathway
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Xuemei Chen, Shuai Wang, Ying Zhou, Yanfei Han, Shengtian Li, Qing Xu, Longyong Xu, Ziqi Zhu, Youming Deng, Lu Yu, Lulu Song, Adele Pin Chen, Juan Song, Eiki Takahashi, Guang He, Lin He, Weidong Li, Charlie Degui Chen
Epigenomic abnormalities caused by genetic mutation in epigenetic regulators can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, deficiency in neural plasticity and mental retardation. As a histone demethylase, plant homeodomain finger protein 8 (Phf8) is a candidate gene for syndromal and non-specific forms of X-chromosome-linked intellectual disability (XLID). Here we report that Phf8 knockout mice displayed impaired learning and memory, and impaired hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) without gross morphological defects...
January 9, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290610/reciprocal-regulation-of-the-tor-kinase-and-aba-receptor-balances-plant-growth-and-stress-response
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Pengcheng Wang, Yang Zhao, Zhongpeng Li, Chuan-Chih Hsu, Xue Liu, Liwen Fu, Yueh-Ju Hou, Yanyan Du, Shaojun Xie, Chunguang Zhang, Jinghui Gao, Minjie Cao, Xiaosan Huang, Yingfang Zhu, Kai Tang, Xingang Wang, W Andy Tao, Yan Xiong, Jian-Kang Zhu
As sessile organisms, plants must adapt to variations in the environment. Environmental stress triggers various responses, including growth inhibition, mediated by the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA). The mechanisms that integrate stress responses with growth are poorly understood. Here, we discovered that the Target of Rapamycin (TOR) kinase phosphorylates PYL ABA receptors at a conserved serine residue to prevent activation of the stress response in unstressed plants. This phosphorylation disrupts PYL association with ABA and with PP2C phosphatase effectors, leading to inactivation of SnRK2 kinases...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241092/trehalose-protects-against-oxidative-stress-by-regulating-the-keap1-nrf2-and-autophagy-pathways
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Yuhei Mizunoe, Masaki Kobayashi, Yuka Sudo, Shukoh Watanabe, Hiromine Yasukawa, Daiki Natori, Ayana Hoshino, Arisa Negishi, Naoyuki Okita, Masaaki Komatsu, Yoshikazu Higami
Dysfunction of autophagy, which regulates cellular homeostasis by degrading organelles and proteins, is associated with pathogenesis of various diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration and metabolic disease. Trehalose, a naturally occurring nontoxic disaccharide found in plants, insects, microorganisms and invertebrates, but not in mammals, was reported to function as a mechanistic target of the rapamycin (mTOR)-independent inducer of autophagy. In addition, trehalose functions as an antioxidant though its underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear...
September 20, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231169/an-evolutionary-young-defense-metabolite-influences-the-root-growth-of-plants-via-the-ancient-tor-signaling-pathway
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Frederikke Gro Malinovsky, Marie-Louise F Thomsen, Sebastian J Nintemann, Lea Møller Jagd, Baptiste Bourgine, Meike Burow, Daniel J Kliebenstein
To optimize fitness a plant should monitor its metabolism to appropriately control growth and defense. Primary metabolism can be measured by the universally conserved TOR (Target of Rapamycin) pathway to balance growth and development with the available energy and nutrients. Recent work suggests that plants may measure defense metabolites to potentially provide a strategy ensuring fast reallocation of resources to coordinate plant growth and defense. There is little understanding of mechanisms enabling defense metabolite signaling...
December 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145153/the-pro-apoptosis-effect-of-sinomenine-in-renal-carcinoma-via-inducing-autophagy-through-inactivating-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
#6
Fei Deng, Yue-Xian Ma, Liang Liang, Ping Zhang, Jing Feng
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a heterogeneous histological disease and the most common kidney cancer. The mortality rate of RCC remains high despite the improved treatment. Sinomenine is an isoquinoline extracted from Chinese medicinal plant Sinomenium acutum, famous for its ability to suppress several cancer cell types. Our research aimed to explore the anti-cancer potential of sinomenine in RCC. Results showed that sinomenine reduced the viability by reducing sphere-forming ability and enhancing pro-apoptosis effect in ACHN cells in a dose dependent manner...
November 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122989/recent-discoveries-on-the-role-of-tor-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-in-translation-in-plants
#7
Mikhail Schepetilnikov, Lyubov A Ryabova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104218/evolutionary-conservation-of-the-components-in-the-tor-signaling-pathways
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REVIEW
Hisashi Tatebe, Kazuhiro Shiozaki
Target of rapamycin (TOR) is an evolutionarily conserved protein kinase that controls multiple cellular processes upon various intracellular and extracellular stimuli. Since its first discovery, extensive studies have been conducted both in yeast and animal species including humans. Those studies have revealed that TOR forms two structurally and physiologically distinct protein complexes; TOR complex 1 (TORC1) is ubiquitous among eukaryotes including animals, yeast, protozoa, and plants, while TOR complex 2 (TORC2) is conserved in diverse eukaryotic species other than plants...
November 1, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080417/identification-of-a-sustainable-two-plant-diet-that-effectively-prevents-age-related-metabolic-syndrome-and-extends-lifespan-in-aged-mice
#9
Xiang-Yong Li, Ying-Hua Liu, Bin Wang, Chih-Yu Chen, Hong-Man Zhang, Jing X Kang
The current system of food production is linked to both the increasing prevalence of chronic disease and the deterioration of the environment, and thereby calls for novel ways of producing nutritious foods in a sustainable manner. In the "longevity village" of Bama, China, we have identified two plant foods, hemp seed and bitter vegetable (Sonchus oleraceus), that are commonly consumed by its residents and grow abundantly in unfarmed land without fertilizers or pesticides. Here, we show that a diet composed of these two foods (the "HB diet") provides a sufficient variety of nutrients and confers significant health benefits...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079776/sulfur-availability-regulates-plant-growth-via-glucose-tor-signaling
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Yihan Dong, Marleen Silbermann, Anna Speiser, Ilaria Forieri, Eric Linster, Gernot Poschet, Arman Allboje Samami, Mutsumi Wanatabe, Carsten Sticht, Aurelio A Teleman, Jean-Marc Deragon, Kazuki Saito, Rüdiger Hell, Markus Wirtz
Growth of eukaryotic cells is regulated by the target of rapamycin (TOR). The strongest activator of TOR in metazoa is amino acid availability. The established transducers of amino acid sensing to TOR in metazoa are absent in plants. Hence, a fundamental question is how amino acid sensing is achieved in photo-autotrophic organisms. Here we demonstrate that the plant Arabidopsis does not sense the sulfur-containing amino acid cysteine itself, but its biosynthetic precursors. We identify the kinase GCN2 as a sensor of the carbon/nitrogen precursor availability, whereas limitation of the sulfur precursor is transduced to TOR by downregulation of glucose metabolism...
October 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040838/nutrient-sensing-and-metabolic-changes-after-methionine-deprivation-in-primary-muscle-cells-of-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus-l
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Haowen Jiang, Fuyun Bian, Huihui Zhou, Xuan Wang, Kaidi Wang, Kangsen Mai, Gen He
The low methionine content in plant-based diets is a major limiting factor for feed utilization by animals. However, the molecular consequences triggered by methionine deficiency have not been well characterized, especially in fish species, whose metabolism is unique in many aspects and important for aquaculture industry. In the present study, the primary muscle cells of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.) were isolated and treated with or without methionine for 12 h in culture. The responses of nutrient sensing pathways, the proteomic profiling of metabolic processes, and the expressions of key metabolic molecules were systematically examined...
December 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030891/seasonal-below-ground-metabolism-in-switchgrass
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N A Palmer, A J Saathoff, E D Scully, C M Tobias, P Twigg, S Madhavan, M Schmer, R Cahoon, S E Sattler, S J Edmé, R B Mitchell, G Sarath
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a perennial, polyploid, C4 warm-season grass is among the foremost herbaceous species being advanced as a source of biomass for biofuel end uses. At the end of every growing season, the aerial tissues senesce, and the below-ground rhizomes become dormant. Future growth is dependent on the successful over-wintering of the rhizomes. Although the importance of rhizome health to overall year-upon-year plant productivity has been long recognized, there is limited information on seasonal changes occurring during dormancy at both the transcriptome and metabolite levels...
October 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987943/a-standardized-extract-of-butea-monosperma-lam-flowers-suppresses-the-il-1%C3%AE-induced-expression-of-il-6-and-matrix-metalloproteases-by-activating-autophagy-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes
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Mohammad Y Ansari, Nazir M Khan, Tariq M Haqqi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of joint dysfunction, disability and poor quality of life in the affected population. The underlying mechanism of joint dysfunction involves increased oxidative stress, inflammation, high levels of cartilage extracellular matrix degrading proteases and decline in autophagy-a mechanism of cellular defense. There is no disease modifying therapies currently available for OA. Different parts of the Butea monosperma (Lam.) plant have widely been used in the traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine system for the treatment of various human diseases including inflammatory conditions...
October 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983604/sanggenon%C3%A2-c-protects-against-cardiomyocyte-hypoxia-injury-by-increasing-autophagy
#14
Yang Gu, Lu Gao, Yu Chen, Zhuo Xu, Kun Yu, Dongying Zhang, Gang Zhang, Xiwen Zhang
Sanggenon C is isolated from Morus alba, a plant that has been used for anti‑inflammatory purposes in Oriental medicine. Little is known about the effect of Sanggenon C on cardiomyocyte hypoxia injury. This study, using H9c2 rat cardiomyoblasts, was designed to determine the effects of Sanggenon C on cardiomyocyte hypoxia injury. Inflammatory cytokine levels were measured by reverse transcription‑polymerase chain reaction, reactive oxygen species were measured by 2',7'‑dichlorofluorescin diacetate fluorescent probe, autophagy was detected using the LC3II/I ratio and cell apoptosis was detected by TUNEL staining...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905991/target-of-rapamycin-signaling-orchestrates-growth-defense-trade-offs-in-plants
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David De Vleesschauwer, Osvaldo Filipe, Gena Hoffman, Hamed Soren Seifi, Ashley Haeck, Patrick Canlas, Jonas Van Bockhaven, Evelien De Waele, Kristof Demeestere, Pamela Ronald, Monica Hofte
Plant defense to microbial pathogens is often accompanied by significant growth inhibition. How plants merge immune system function with normal growth and development is still poorly understood. Here, we investigated the role of target of rapamycin (TOR), an evolutionary conserved serine/threonine kinase, in the plant defense response. We used rice as a model system and applied a combination of chemical, genetic, genomic and cell-based analyses. We demonstrate that ectopic expression of TOR and Raptor (regulatory-associated protein of mTOR), a protein previously demonstrated to interact with TOR in Arabidopsis, positively regulates growth and development in rice...
September 14, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845535/regulatory-associated-protein-of-tor-raptor-alters-the-hormonal-and-metabolic-composition-of-arabidopsis-seeds-controlling-seed-morphology-viability-and-germination-potential
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Mohamed A Salem, Yan Li, Andrew Wiszniewski, Patrick Giavalisco
Target of Rapamycin (TOR) is a positive regulator of growth and development in all eukaryotes, which positively regulates anabolic processes like protein synthesis, while repressing catabolic processes, including autophagy. To better understand TOR function we decided to analyze its role in seed development and germination. We therefore performed a detailed phenotypic analysis using mutants of the REGULATORY-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN OF TOR 1B (RAPTOR1B), a conserved TOR interactor, acting as a scaffold protein, which recruits substrates for the TOR kinase...
August 28, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839357/using-molecular-docking-analysis-to-discovery-dregea-sinensis-hemsl-potential-mechanism-of-anticancer-antidepression-and-immunoregulation
#17
Xiujie Liu, Yu Shi, Yulin Deng, Rongji Dai
BACKGROUND: Dregea sinensis Hemsl. plant of the genus Dregea volubilis (Asclepiadaceae), plays a vital role in anticancer, antidepression, and immunoregulation. Steroidal glycosides are the main constituents of this herb, which were significant biological active ingredients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to recognize the mechanism of anticancer, antidepression, and immunoregulation of D. sinensis Hemsl. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two steroidal glycosides of D...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805486/cop1-integrates-light-signals-to-rop2-for-cell-cycle-activation
#18
Wenguo Cai, Xiaojuan Li, Yanlin Liu, Yaowei Wang, Yue Zhou, Tongda Xu, Yan Xiong
The exquisite regulation of cell division at the shoot apex according to the external environmental cues enables plants to adapt the ever-changing environment. We have recently shown that light direct signaling and carbohydrate (sugar) energy signaling are both essential for the activation of cell division at the shoot apex. Light is converted to auxin signal to activate small GTPase 2 (ROP2). Subsequently, the activated ROP2 directly interacts with Target of Rapamycin (TOR) protein kinase, a pivotal regulator of cell division, to promote its kinase activity...
September 2, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744293/tor-dependent-and-independent-pathways-regulate-autophagy-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#19
Yunting Pu, Xinjuan Luo, Diane C Bassham
Autophagy is a critical process for recycling of cytoplasmic materials during environmental stress, senescence and cellular remodeling. It is upregulated under a wide range of abiotic stress conditions and is important for stress tolerance. Autophagy is repressed by the protein kinase target of rapamycin (TOR), which is activated in response to nutrients and in turn upregulates cell growth and translation and inhibits autophagy. Down-regulation of TOR in Arabidopsis thaliana leads to constitutive autophagy and to decreased growth, but the relationship to stress conditions is unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704927/the-tor-signaling-network-in-the-model-unicellular-green-alga-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#20
REVIEW
María Esther Pérez-Pérez, Inmaculada Couso, José L Crespo
Cell growth is tightly coupled to nutrient availability. The target of rapamycin (TOR) kinase transmits nutritional and environmental cues to the cellular growth machinery. TOR functions in two distinct multiprotein complexes, termed TOR complex 1 (TORC1) and TOR complex 2 (TORC2). While the structure and functions of TORC1 are highly conserved in all eukaryotes, including algae and plants, TORC2 core proteins seem to be missing in photosynthetic organisms. TORC1 controls cell growth by promoting anabolic processes, including protein synthesis and ribosome biogenesis, and inhibiting catabolic processes such as autophagy...
July 12, 2017: Biomolecules
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