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Hideki Kusunoki, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Toshiyuki Kohno, Kazuhiko Matsuhashi, Kazuo Hosoda, Kaori Wakamatsu, Isao Hamaguchi
Entry of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) into host cells is mainly mediated by interactions between the viral envelope glycoprotein surface unit (SU) and three host receptors: glucose transporter type 1, heparin/heparan sulfate proteoglycan, and neuropilin-1 (Nrp1). Here, we analyzed the interaction between HTLV-1 SU and Nrp1 using nuclear magnetic resonance and isothermal titration calorimetry. We found that two SU peptides, residues 85-94 and residues 304-312, bound directly to the Nrp1 b1 domain with affinities of 7...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Dan Shan, Yumin Shang, Tongxiu Hu
Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality in females worldwide. Predisposition to distant metastasis has reduced the prognosis of this malignancy, thus the identification of a novel agent for metastatic cervical cancer is required. Long noncoding RNAs (LncRNAs) have been reported to serve significant roles in human tumorigenesis. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a newly discovered LncRNA bladder cancer associated transcript 1 (non-protein coding) (BLACAT1) on cell proliferation and metastasis in cervical cancer...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Xiaotong Meng, Yue Zhu, Lin Tao, Sichao Zhao, Shui Qiu
The present study aimed to investigate the association between Teashirt zinc finger homeobox 3 (TSHZ3) and the nucleus pulposus (NP) of intervertebral discs in rats. TSHZ3 was identified from the differentially expressed micro (mi)RNAs in the expression profile of GSE63492 by identifying the overlapped target genes of microRNA (miR)-125b-1-3p across different databases. TSHZ3 small interfering RNA (siRNA) and an miR-125b-1-3p inhibitor were used for gene silencing and gene silencing efficiency was assessed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Angela Palmigiano, Francesco Santaniello, Aurora Cerutti, Dmitry Penkov, Divya Purushothaman, Ekta Makhija, Lucilla Luzi, Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna, Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, Viveswara Shivashankar, Gaetano Ivan Dellino, Francesco Blasi
The synthesis of middle-to-late-replicating DNA can be affected independently of the rest of the genome by down-regulating the tumor suppressor PREP1 (PKNOX1). Indeed, DNA combing shows that PREP1 down-regulation affects DNA replication rate, increases the number of simultaneously firing origins and the asymmetry of DNA replication, leading to DNA damage. Genome-wide analysis of replication timing by Repli-seq shows that, upon PREP1 down-regulation, 25% of the genome is replicated earlier in the S-phase. The targeted DNA sequences correspond to Lamin-Associated Domains (LADs), and include late-replicating (LRRs) and temporal transition regions (TTRs)...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Shukun Luo, Liang Tong
The cysteine protease separase opens the cohesin ring by cleaving its kleisin subunit and is a pivotal cell cycle factor for the transition from metaphase to anaphase. It is inhibited by forming a complex with the chaperone securin, and in vertebrates, also by the Cdk1-cyclin B1 complex. Separase is activated upon the destruction of securin or cyclin B1 by the proteasome, after ubiquitination by the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C). Here we review recent structures of the active protease segment of Chaetomium thermophilum separase in complex with a substrate-mimic inhibitor and full-length Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans separase in complex with securin...
February 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
Yu-Chin Su, Latif Reshi, Lei-Jia Chen, Wei-Han Li, Hsuan-Wen Chiu, Jiann-Ruey Hong
The molecular functions of betanodavirus non-structural protein B and its role in host cell survival remain unclear. In the present study, we examined the roles of specific nuclear targeting domains in B1 localization as well as the effect of B1 nuclear localization on the cell cycle and host cell survival. The B1 protein of the Red spotted grouper nervous necrosis virus (RGNNV) was detected in GF-1 grouper cells as early as 24 hours post-infection (hpi). Using an EYFP-B1 fusion construct, we observed nuclear localization of the B1 protein (up to 99%) in GF-1 cells at 48 hpi...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Ji Hee Lim, Hyung Wook Kim, Min Young Kim, Tae Woo Kim, Eun Nim Kim, Yaeni Kim, Sungjin Chung, Young Soo Kim, Bum Soon Choi, Yong-Soo Kim, Yoon Sik Chang, Hye Won Kim, Cheol Whee Park
Apoptosis and autophagy are harmoniously regulated biological processes for maintaining tissue homeostasis. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) functions as a metabolic sensor to coordinate cellular survival and function in various organs, including the kidney. We investigated the renoprotective effects of cinacalcet in high-glucose treated human glomerular endothelial cells (HGECs), murine podocytes and C57BLKS/J-db/db mice. In cultured HGECs and podocytes, cinacalcet decreased oxidative stress and apoptosis and increased autophagy that were attributed to the increment of intracellular Ca2+ concentration and the phosphorylation of Ca2+ /calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinaseβ (CaMKKβ)-Liver kinase B1 (LKB1)-AMPK and their downstream signals including the phosphorylation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and increases in superoxide dismutases and B cell leukemia/lymphoma 2/BCL-2-associated X protein expression...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Seong-Min Park, Eun-Young Choi, Dong-Hyuck Bae, Hyun Ahm Sohn, Seon-Young Kim, Youn-Jae Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recent studies have revealed that many long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play oncogenic or tumor-suppressive roles in various cancers. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and many lung cancer patients frequently relapse after surgery, even those in the early stages. However, the oncogenic or tumor-suppressive roles and clinical implications of lncRNAs in lung cancer have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: The association between an E2F-mediated cell proliferation enhancing lncRNA (EPEL) expression and lung cancer patient survival was accessed using public microarray data with clinical information...
February 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Julien Demoersman, Pierre Pochard, Camille Framery, Quentin Simon, Sylvie Boisramé, Assem Soueidan, Jacques-Olivier Pers
Several studies have recently highlighted the implication of B cells in physiopathogenesis of periodontal disease by showing that a B cell deficiency leads to improved periodontal parameters. However, the detailed profiles of circulating B cell subsets have not yet been investigated in patients with severe periodontitis (SP). We hypothesised that an abnormal distribution of B cell subsets could be detected in the blood of patients with severe periodontal lesions, as already reported for patients with chronic inflammatory diseases as systemic autoimmune diseases...
2018: PloS One
Katie J Sikes, Jun Li, Shu-Guang Gao, Quan Shen, John D Sandy, Anna Plaas, Vincent M Wang
Healthy tendons are maintained in homeostasis through controlled usage of glucose for energy and redox equilibrium. Tendon cell stress imposed by overuse injury or vascular insufficiency is accompanied by activation of wound healing pathways which facilitate an adaptive response and the restoration of homeostasis. To understand this response at the gene expression level we have studied the in vivo effects of injected TGF-β1 in a murine model of tendinopathy, as well as treatment of murine tendon explants with either TGF-β1 or hypoxia in vitro...
February 15, 2018: Connective Tissue Research
Pierre-Antoine Dugué, Maree T Brinkman, Allison M Hodge, Julie K Bassett, Damien Bolton, Anthony Longano, John L Hopper, Melissa C Southey, Dallas R English, Roger L Milne, Graham G Giles
Nutrients involved in one-carbon metabolism may play a role in carcinogenesis through DNA replication, repair and methylation mechanisms. Most studies on urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) have focused on folate. We sought to examine the association between B-group vitamins and methionine intake and UCC risk, overall and by subtype, and to test whether these associations are different for population subgroups whose nutritional status may be compromised. We followed participants in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (N=41,513) for over 20 years, and observed 500 UCC cases (89% originating in the bladder; superficial: 279, invasive: 221)...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Yuichi Yokoyama, Yoshifumi Sasaki, Natsuko Terasaki, Taku Kawataki, Koji Takekawa, Yumiko Iwase, Toshinobu Shimizu, Seigo Sanoh, Shigeru Ohta
Differentiated HepaRG cells maintain liver-specific functions such as drug-metabolizing enzymes. In this study, the feasibility of HepaRG cells as a human hepatocyte model for in vitro toxicity assessment was examined using selected hepatotoxic compounds. First, basal drug-metabolizing enzyme activities (CYP1A2, CYP2B6, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP3A4, uridine 5'-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase [UGT], and sulfotransferases [SULT]) were measured in HepaRG, human hepatocytes, and HepG2 cells. Enzyme activities in differentiated HepaRG cells were comparable to those in human hepatocytes and much higher than those in HepG2 cells, except for SULT activity...
February 14, 2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Rebecca K Martin, Sheela R Damle, Yolander A Valentine, Matthew P Zellner, Briana N James, Joseph C Lownik, Andrea J Luker, Elijah H Davis, Martha M DeMeules, Laura M Khandjian, Fred D Finkelman, Joseph F Urban, Daniel H Conrad
Helminth infection is known for generating large amounts of poly-specific IgE. Here we demonstrate that innate-like B1 cells are responsible for this IgE production during infection with the nematode parasites Nippostrongylus brasiliensis and Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri. In vitro analysis of B1 cell immunoglobulin class switch recombination to IgE demonstrated a requirement for anti-CD40 and IL-4 that was further enhanced when IL-5 was added or when the B1 source was helminth infected mice. An IL-25-induced upregulation of IgE in B1 cells was also demonstrated...
February 13, 2018: Cell Reports
Joanna Roszak, Anna Smok-Pieniążek, Maciej Stępnik
BACKGROUND: Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is a well-recognized antileukemic drug used for the treatment of newly diagnosed and relapsed acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). A major drawback of therapy with ATO is the development of APL cell resistance, the mechanisms of which are still not clear. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in ATOtreated human acute myeloid leukemia (HL-60) cells and in ATO-resistant clones...
December 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Hongshan Yan, Kunxiu Song, Guohui Zhang
Wound healing is a fundamental biological process to restore skin integrity. The role of microRNAs (miRNAs) during this process remains elusive. Thus, our study aimed to investigate the biological functions and its molecular mechanisms of miR-17-3p in cutaneous wound healing. Human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT was transfected with miR-17-3p mimic, antisense oligonucleotides (ASO)-miR-17-3p and corresponding controls respectively. After transfection, MTT, flow cytometry, qRT-PCR and western blot were performed to analyze cell viability, colony-formation and cell cycle...
September 1, 2017: Die Pharmazie
Nour Ghazzaui, Hussein Issaoui, Alexis Saintamand, Christelle Oblet, Claire Carrion, Yves Denizot
The immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) 3' regulatory region (3'RR) superenhancer controls B2 B-cell IgH transcription and cell fate at the mature stage but not early repertoire diversity. B1 B cells represent a small percentage of total B cells differing from B2 B cells by several points such as precursors, development, functions, and regulation. B1 B cells act at the steady state to maintain homeostasis in the organism and during the earliest phases of an immune response, setting them at the interface between innate and acquired immunity...
February 13, 2018: Blood Advances
Shuyang Hu, Qing Ouyang, Qingbao Cheng, Jinghan Wang, Feiling Feng, Liang Qiao, Wei Gan, Yang Shi, Demin Wu, Xiaoqing Jiang
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive malignant tumor and the prognosis of patients with advanced stage disease remains poor. Therefore, the identification of novel treatment agents for CCA is required. In the present study, the biological effects of the diabetes therapeutic agent, phenformin, in CCA cell lines was investigated. Cell Counting Kit‑8 cell viability, cellular clone formation and subcutaneous tumor formation assays were performed, which revealed that phenformin inhibited CCA cell proliferation and growth both in vitro and in vivo...
February 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Blake R Rushing, Mustafa I Selim
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), a class 1 carcinogen and prominent food contaminant, is highly linked to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and plays a causative role in a large portion of global HCC cases. We have demonstrated that a mixture of common organic acids (citric and phosphoric acid) along with arginine can eliminate >99% of AFB1 in solution as well as on corn kernels and convert it to the AFB2a-Arg adduct, acting as a potential detoxification process for contaminated foods. Evaluation of toxicokinetic changes after AFB2a-Arg formation show that the product is highly stable in biological fluids, is not metabolized by P450 enzymes, is highly plasma protein bound, has low lipid solubility, and has poor intestinal permeability/high intestinal efflux compared to AFB1...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
Zhicheng Chen, Bo Zhang, Feng Gao, Renjie Shi
The aim of the present study was to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of the potent cell cycle inhibition and apoptotic effect of luteolin on LoVo human colon cancer cells. In the present study, Cell Counting kit-8 assay revealed that luteolin exerted notable cytotoxicity on LoVo cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner, with a 50% inhibitory concentration value of 66.70 and 30.47 µmol/l at the time points of 24 and 72 h, respectively. Flow cytometric analysis confirmed that luteolin promoted cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase, and subsequently induced cell apoptosis...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Ling Han, Wei Zhang, Bingyi Zhang, Leyun Zhan
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common malignant gynecological cancers. Although conventional chemotherapies have improved the treatment of patients with ovarian cancer, the mortality rate remains high. Hence, it is crucial that the detailed mechanisms that promote ovarian cancer are urgently identified. Therefore, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to reveal the relative transcript levels. Colony formation assay and cell cycle assay were performed in siRNA-treated cells...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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