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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549900/four-decades-of-ocular-renin-angiotensin-and-kallikrein-kinin-systems-1977-2017
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REVIEW
Rajko Igić
This review offers a contemporary history of the renin-angiotensin (RAS) and kallikrein-kinin (KKS) systems with emphasis on how these complex systems affect the eye. It describes the types of communication (cross-talk) between the two systems and evaluates their potential role in the development of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and uveitis. In addition to detailing the important physiological actions of components of the RAS and KKS, possibilities are suggested for new therapeutic avenues in the treatment of common ocular diseases...
May 23, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543088/3d-quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-and-docking-studies-of-coumarin-derivatives-as-tissue-kallikrein-7-inhibitors
#2
Xin Zheng, Mengxi He, Xiao Tan, Jun Zheng, Fangyu Wang, Sen Liu
OBJECTIVES: Kallikrein 7 (KLK7) is a secreted serine protease that plays important roles in skin desquamation and tumour progression, which makes it an attracting drug target. To guide the design of KLK7 inhibitors, a series of coumarin-based inhibitors were used to perform 3D-quantitative structure-activity relationship analysis. METHODS: 3D conformations of 37 inhibitors were generated and used to construct CoMFA and CoMSIA models. Then a complex model between the inhibitors and KLK7 was built with molecular docking...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542440/plasma-kallistatin-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
#3
Wei-Chieh Lin, Chang-Wen Chen, Lee Chao, Julie Chao, Yee-Shin Lin
Kallistatin, an endogenous serine proteinase inhibitor, is protective against sepsis in animal models. The aim of this study was to determine the plasma concentration of kallistatin in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with severe sepsis and septic shock and to determine their potential correlation with disease severity and outcomes. We enrolled 86 ICU patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Their plasma concentrations of kallistatin, kallikrein, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538015/the-kallikrein-kinin-system-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Wenjuan Liu, Robert C Stanton, Zhaoyun Zhang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the most common complications in diabetes mellitus and accounts for a large proportion of clinical nephrology practice. Studies have shown that the kallikrein-kinin system (KKS) may be involved in several pathogenic mechanisms that contribute to DKD, including oxidative stress, inflammatory cytokines, and profibrotic autacoids. This review focuses on recent research advance on the potential role of the KKS in the development of DKD and its clinical relevance...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510269/kallikrein-related-peptidase-4-induces-cancer-associated-fibroblast-features-in-prostate-derived-stromal-cells
#5
T Kryza, L M Silva, N Bock, R A Fuhrman-Luck, C R Stephens, J Gao, H Samaratunga, M G Lawrence, J D Hooper, Y Dong, G P Risbridger, J A Clements
The reciprocal communication between cancer cells and their microenvironment is critical in cancer progression. Although involvement of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) in cancer progression is long established, the molecular mechanisms leading to differentiation of CAFs from normal fibroblasts are poorly understood. Here, we report that kallikrein-related peptidase-4 (KLK4) promotes CAF differentiation. KLK4 is highly expressed in prostate epithelial cells of premalignant (prostatic intra-epithelial neoplasia) and malignant lesions compared to normal prostate epithelia, especially at the peri-stromal interface...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486148/adaptive-release-of-heparin-from-anticoagulant-hydrogels-triggered-by-different-blood-coagulation-factors
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Manfred F Maitz, Jan Zitzmann, Jasmin Hanke, Claudia Renneberg, Mikhail V Tsurkan, Claudia Sperling, Uwe Freudenberg, Carsten Werner
Feedback-controlled anticoagulant hydrogels were formed by crosslinking the anticoagulant heparin with star-shaped poly(ethylene glycol) using peptide linkers, which are selectively cleaved by different activated blood coagulation factors acting as proteolytic enzymes. Various cleavable peptide units, differing either in their thrombin turnover rates or in their responsiveness to factors activated earlier in the course of blood coagulation, were used for the formation of the biohybrid materials. Release triggered by the early coagulation factors Xa (FXa) or FXIIa/kallikrein was shown to enhance the efficiency of the released anticoagulant...
April 26, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479159/proteomic-analysis-of-filaggrin-deficiency-identifies-molecular-signatures-characteristic-of-atopic-eczema
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Martina S Elias, Heather A Long, Carla F Newman, Paul A Wilson, Andrew West, Paul J McGill, Keith C Wu, Michael J Donaldson, Nick J Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) is characterized by skin barrier and immune dysfunction. Null mutations in filaggrin (FLG), a key epidermal barrier protein, strongly predispose to AE; however, the precise role of FLG deficiency in AE pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify global proteomic changes downstream of FLG deficiency in human epidermal living skin-equivalent (LSE) models and validate findings in skin of patients with AE...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469465/characterization-of-vitreous-and-aqueous-proteome-in-humans-with-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-and-its-clinical-correlation
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Sankarathi Balaiya, Zimei Zhou, Kakarla V Chalam
AIMS: Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is associated with microvascular complications that cause biochemical changes in the human retina and alter the proteome of vitreous humor and aqueous humor (AH). METHODS: Human vitreous humor and AH of PDR subjects were collected. Subjects who had surgery for epiretinal membrane or macular hole served as controls. Protein profiles were obtained and analyzed after running the samples on a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry...
2017: Proteomic Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455723/synthesis-localization-and-possible-function-of-serine-or-cysteine-peptidase-inhibitor-clade-b-member-6a-serpinb6a-in-mouse-submandibular-gland
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Hiroki Nakata, Miyuki Yamamoto, Tewarat Kumchantuek, Kannika Adhapanyawanich, Takumi Nishiuchi, Shoichi Iseki
The granular convoluted tubule (GCT) in the duct system of the submandibular gland (SMG) develops preferentially in male mice and produces a number of bioactive peptides including proteases such as renin and kallikrein. We examine the synthesis and localization of the serine (or cysteine) peptidase inhibitor, clade B, member 6a (Serpinb6a), the mouse ortholog of the human intracellular serine protease inhibitor SERPINB6, in the mouse SMG by using reverse transcription plus the polymerase chain reaction, in situ hybridization, immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry...
April 28, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454262/aberrant-klk4-gene-promoter-hypomethylation-in-pediatric-hepatoblastomas
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Baihui Liu, Ximao Cui, Shan Zheng, Kuiran Dong, Rui Dong
DNA methylation has a crucial role in cancer biology and has been recognized as an activator of oncogenes and inactivator of tumor suppressor genes, both of which are mechanisms for tumorigenesis. Kallikrein-related peptidase 4 (KLK4), has been suggested to be an oncogene in various types of cancer. The aim of the present study was to assess the DNA methylation patterns of the KLK4 gene in cancerous samples harvested from patients with hepatoblastoma (HB). KLK4 mRNA expression levels were detected using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and assessed its DNA methylation patterns using high-throughput mass spectrometry on a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass array...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431272/specific-microrna-mrna-regulatory-network-of-colon-cancer-invasion-mediated-by-tissue-kallikrein-related-peptidase-6
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Earlphia Sells, Ritu Pandey, Hwudaurw Chen, Bethany A Skovan, Haiyan Cui, Natalia A Ignatenko
Metastatic colon cancer is a major cause of deaths among colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Elevated expression of kallikrein 6 (KLK6), a member of a kallikrein subfamily of peptidase S1 family serine proteases, has been reported in CRC and is associated with low patient survival rates and poor disease prognosis. We knocked down KLK6 expression in HCT116 colon cancer cells to determine the significance of KLK6 expression for metastatic dissemination and to identify the KLK6-associated microRNAs (miRNAs) signaling networks in metastatic colon cancer...
May 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427756/human-tissue-kallikreins-blood-levels-and-response-to-radiotherapy-in-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Nicola J Nasser, John Thoms, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Melania Pintilie, Ri Wang, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Robert G Bristow
OBJECTIVES: Kallikreins are serine proteases over expressed in many malignancies. In this study, we measure changes in serum kallikrein (KLKs) levels during intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in prostate cancer patients, and find potential correlations between serum kallikrein level and normal tissues toxicity during radiation. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with prostate cancer were recruited as follows: group 1, definitive standard fractionation IMRT (78Gy in 39 fractions, n=15); group 2, definitive hypofractionated IMRT (60Gy in 20 fractions, n=15); and group 3, IMRT postprostatectomy (66Gy in 33 fractions, n=19)...
April 17, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427524/kallistatin-suppresses-cancer-development-by-multi-factorial-actions
#13
REVIEW
Julie Chao, Pengfei Li, Lee Chao
Kallistatin was first identified in human plasma as a tissue kallikrein-binding protein and a serine proteinase inhibitor. Kallistatin via its two structural elements regulates differential signaling cascades, and thus a wide spectrum of biological functions. Kallistatin's active site is essential for: inhibiting tissue kallikrein's activity; stimulating endothelial nitric oxide synthase and sirtuin 1 expression and activation; and modulating the synthesis of the microRNAs, miR-34a, miR-21 and miR-203. Kallistatin's heparin-binding site is crucial for antagonizing the signaling pathways of vascular endothelial growth factor, tumor necrosis factor-α, Wnt, transforming growth factor-β and epidermal growth factor...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424255/analysis-of-milk-from-mothers-who-delivered-prematurely-reveals-few-changes-in-proteases-and-protease-inhibitors-across-gestational-age-at-birth-and-infant-postnatal-age
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Veronique Demers-Mathieu, Søren Drud Nielsen, Mark A Underwood, Robyn Borghese, David C Dallas
Background: Peptidomics research has demonstrated that protease activity is higher in breast milk from preterm-delivering mothers than from term-delivering mothers. However, to our knowledge, the effect of the degree of prematurity and postnatal age on proteases and protease inhibitors in human milk remains unknown.Objective: We aimed to determine the change of proteases and protease inhibitors in milk from mothers who delivered prematurely across gestational age (GA) and postnatal age.Methods: Milk samples were collected from 18 mothers aged 26-40 y who delivered preterm infants and who lacked mastitis...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419837/identification-and-molecular-cloning-of-novel-transcripts-of-the-human-kallikrein-related-peptidase-10-klk10-gene-using-next-generation-sequencing
#15
Panagiotis G Adamopoulos, Christos K Kontos, Andreas Scorilas
Tissue kallikrein and kallikrein-related peptidases (KLKs) form the largest group of serine proteases in the human genome, sharing many structural and functional characteristics. Multiple alternative transcripts have been reported for the most human KLK genes, while many of them are aberrantly expressed in various malignancies, thus possessing significant prognostic and/or diagnostic value. Alternative splicing of cancer-related genes is a common cellular mechanism accounting for cancer cell transcriptome complexity, as it affects cell cycle control, proliferation, apoptosis, invasion, and metastasis...
June 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418926/urinary-kallikrein-10-predicts-the-incurability-of-gastric-cancer
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Takaya Shimura, Masahide Ebi, Tomonori Yamada, Tamaki Yamada, Takahito Katano, Yu Nojiri, Hiroyasu Iwasaki, Satoshi Nomura, Noriyuki Hayashi, Yoshinori Mori, Hiromi Kataoka, Marsha A Moses, Takashi Joh
The current imaging modalities are not sufficient to identify inoperable tumor factors, including distant metastasis and local invasion. Hence, we conducted this study using urine samples to discover non-invasive biomarkers for the incurability of gastric cancer (GC). Urine samples from 111 GC patients were analyzed in this study. The GC cohort was categorized and analyzed according to disease stage and operability. In the discovery phase, protease protein array analysis identified 3 potential candidate proteins that were elevated in the urine of advanced GC patients compared to early GC patients...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414719/crucial-role-of-estrogen-for-the-mammalian-female-in-regulating-semen-coagulation-and-liquefaction-in-vivo
#17
Shuai Li, Marleny Garcia, Rachel L Gewiss, Wipawee Winuthayanon
Semen liquefaction changes semen from a gel-like to watery consistency and is required for sperm to gain mobility and swim to the fertilization site in the Fallopian tubes. Kallikrein-related peptidases 3 (KLK3) and other kallikrein-related peptidases from male prostate glands are responsible for semen liquefaction by cleaving gel-forming proteins (semenogelin and collagen). In a physiological context, the liquefaction process occurs within the female reproductive tract. How seminal proteins interact with the female reproductive environment is still largely unexplored...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411635/guide-to-the-preparation-of-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-nanoparticles-for-protein-recognition-by-solid-phase-synthesis
#18
Jingjing Xu, Paulina X Medina-Rangel, Karsten Haupt, Bernadette Tse Sum Bui
Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are synthetic antibody mimics possessing specific cavities designed for a target molecule. Nowadays, molecular imprinting of proteins still remains a challenge as the generation of selective imprinted cavities is extremely difficult, due to their flexible structure and the presence of a multitude of functional sites. To overcome this difficulty, we propose a solid-phase synthesis strategy to prepare MIPs specific for any protein that can be immobilized in an oriented way on a solid support...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408942/identification-of-tengfu-jiangya-tablet-target-biomarkers-with-quantitative-proteomic-technique
#19
Jingwen Xu, Yunlun Li, Shijun Zhang, Haiqiang Jiang, Nan Wang, Haiqing Lin
Tengfu Jiangya Tablet (TJT) is a well accepted antihypertension drug in China and its major active components were Uncaria total alkaloids and Semen Raphani soluble alkaloid. To further explore treatment effects mechanism of TJT on essential hypertension, a serum proteomic study was performed. Potential biomarkers were quantified in serum of hypertension individuals before and after taking TJT with isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) coupled two-dimensional liquid chromatography followed electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (2D LC-MS/MS) proteomics technique...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385878/protease-inhibitor-interaction-predictions-lessons-on-the-complexity-of-protein-protein-interactions
#20
Nikolaus Fortelny, Georgina S Butler, Christopher Mark Overall, Paul Pavlidis
Protein interactions shape proteome function and thus biology. Identification of protein interactions is a major goal in molecular biology, but biochemical methods, although improving, remain limited in coverage and accuracy. Whereas computational predictions can guide biochemical experiments, low validation rates of predictions remain a major limitation. Here, we investigated computational methods in the prediction of a specific type of interaction, the inhibitory interactions between proteases and their inhibitors...
April 6, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
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