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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433567/ppar-%C3%AE-agonist-rosiglitazone-reduces-autophagy-and-promotes-functional-recovery-in-experimental-traumaticspinal-cord-injury
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Hongpeng Li, Qin Zhang, Xiaohui Yang, Liping Wang
BACKGROUND: Secondary damage is often more important in determining the functional outcome and provides a practical target for therapeutic intervention. Rosiglitazone (ROSG) is a potent PPAR-γ agonist and has been shown to induce neuroprotection in animal models of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, it is still unclear whether this PPAR-γ agonist can mediate neuronal autophagy after SCI. METHODS: SCI was induced by application of vascular clips (force of 24g) to the dura via a four-level T5-T8 laminectomy...
April 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431214/interferon-%C3%AE-released-by-activated-cd8-t-lymphocytes-impairs-the-calcium-resorption-potential-of-osteoclasts-in-calcified-human-aortic-valves
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Edit Nagy, Yang Lei, Eduardo Martínez-Martínez, Simon C Body, Florian Schlotter, Michael Creager, Alexander Assmann, Kamal Khabbaz, Peter Libby, Göran K Hansson, Elena Aikawa
Calcium content in patients with calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) correlates with the severity of stenosis. In CAVD, activated T lymphocytes localize with osteoclast regions; however, the functional consequences of this association remain unknown. We hypothesized that CD8(+) T cells modulate calcification in CAVD. Explanted CAVD valves (n = 52) dissected into noncalcified and calcified portions were subjected to mRNA extraction, real-time quantitative PCR, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and immunohistochemical analyses...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429406/haplodeficiency-of-cathepsin-d-does-not-affect-cerebral-amyloidosis-and-autophagy-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice
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Shaowu Cheng, Willayat Y Wani, David A Hottman, Angela Jeong, Dongfeng Cao, Kyle J LeBlanc, Paul Saftig, Jianhua Zhang, Ling Li
Autophagy and lysosomal function are important for protein homeostasis and their dysfunction have been associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Increased immunoreactivities of an important lysosomal protease, cathepsin D (Cat D), are evident in amyloid plaques and neurons in patients with AD. The current study tests the hypothesis that deleting one allele of the cathepsin D gene (Ctsd) impacts cerebral β-amyloidosis in APPsw/PS1dE9 (APP/PS1) double transgenic mice. Despite a significant 38% decrease of Cat D level in APP/PS1/Ctsd+/- compared to APP/PS1/Ctsd+/+ mice, no changes in steady state levels and deposition of Aβ were found in the brain...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425565/immunolocalization-of-jian-carp-cyprinus-carpio-var-jian-cathepsin-b-cloning-expression-characterization-and-antibody-preparation
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Shu-Hong Li, Ran Li, Hai-Xia Zhong, Xiu-Hua Chen, Ai-Ping Liu, Juan Yang, Qiang Hu, Qin-Qin Ke, Mei-Liang Li
Cathepsin B (CatB) cDNA of 759 bp from Jian carp (Cyprinus carpio var. Jian) with amino acid similarity of 99.6% to common carp was cloned. The mature CatB was expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 transferred with vector CatB-pET-30a. It was purified and identified as a single band (29 kDa) on SDS-PAGE. Optimum CatB activity was observed at 40 °C and pH 5.5. Mouse anti-CatB polyclonal antibody with a high titer of 1:256000 was prepared successfully and shown to specifically recognize the antigen both in prokaryotic cells and in the tissues of Jian carp according to western blotting and immunohistochemistry results...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424417/mesenchymal-stem-cells-differentially-affect-the-invasion-of-distinct-glioblastoma-cell-lines
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Barbara Breznik, Helena Motaln, Miloš Vittori, Ana Rotter, Tamara Lah Turnšek
Glioblastoma multiforme are an aggressive form of brain tumors that are characterized by distinct invasion of single glioblastoma cells, which infiltrate the brain parenchyma. This appears to be stimulated by the communication between cancer and stromal cells. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are part of the glioblastoma microenvironment, and their 'cross-talk' with glioblastoma cells is still poorly understood. Here, we examined the effects of bone marrow-derived MSCs on two different established glioblastoma cell lines U87 and U373...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424277/janus-kinase-2-regulates-transcription-factor-eb-expression-and-autophagy-completion-in-glomerular-podocytes
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Tamadher A Alghamdi, Syamantak Majumder, Karina Thieme, Sri N Batchu, Kathryn E White, Youan Liu, Angela S Brijmohan, Bridgit B Bowskill, Suzanne L Advani, Minna Woo, Andrew Advani
The nonreceptor kinase Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) has garnered attention as a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of CKD. However, being ubiquitously expressed in the adult, JAK2 is also likely to be necessary for normal organ function. Here, we investigated the phenotypic effects of JAK2 deficiency. Mice in which JAK2 had been deleted from podocytes exhibited an elevation in urine albumin excretion that was accompanied by increased podocyte autophagosome fractional volume and p62 aggregation, which are indicative of impaired autophagy completion...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424202/global-protease-activity-profiling-provides-differential-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-cysts
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Sam L Ivry, Jeremy M Sharib, Dana A Dominguez, Nilotpal Roy, Stacy E Hatcher, Michele Yip-Schneider, C Max Schmidt, Randall E Brand, Walter G Park, Matthias Hebrok, Grace Kim, Anthony J O'Donoghue, Kimberly S Kirkwood, Charles S Craik
Pancreatic cysts are estimated to be present 2-3% of the adult population. Unfortunately, current diagnostics do not accurately distinguish benign cysts from those that can progress into invasive cancer. Missregulated pericellular proteolysis is a hallmark of malignancy, and therefore, we used a global approach to discover protease activities that differentiate benign nonmucinous cysts from premalignant mucinous cysts.<br /><br />Experimental Design: We employed an unbiased and global protease profiling approach to discover protease activities in 23 cyst fluid samples...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423701/identification-of-protein-clusters-predictive-of-tumor-response-in-rectal-cancer-patients-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemo-radiotherapy
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Ombretta Repetto, Valli De Re, Antonino De Paoli, Claudio Belluco, Lara Alessandrini, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Renato Cannizzaro
Preoperative neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) is the gold standard in locally advanced rectal cancer, only 10-30% of patients achieving benefits. Currently, there is a need of a reliable selection of markers for the identification of poor or non-responders prior to therapy. In this work, we compared protein profiles before therapy of patients differing in their responses to nCRT to find novel predictive markers of response to therapy. Patients were grouped into 3 groups according to their tumor regression grading (TRG) after surgery: 'TRG 1-2', good responders, 'TRG 3' and 'TRG 4', poor responders...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423550/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-gastric-cancer-tissue-reveals-novel-proteins-in-platelet-derived-growth-factor-b-signaling-pathway
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Fang Liu, Yuan Zhang, Tingting Men, Xingyue Jiang, Chunhua Yang, He Li, Xiaodan Wei, Dong Yan, Gangming Feng, Jianke Yang, Jonas Bergquist, Bin Wang, Wenguo Jiang, Jia Mi, Geng Tian
Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers in Asian countries. Searching for reliable biomarkers involving the development of gastric cancer is important for clinical practice. Quantitative proteomics has become an important method contributed to the discovery of novel diagnostic or therapeutic targets for the management of cancer. Here, we identified differently expressed proteins in gastric cancer and normal gastric tissues by using the high resolution mass spectrometer. Among the total of 2280 identified proteins, 87 were differentially expressed between gastric cancer and normal gastric tissues...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420820/high-insulin-impaired-ovarian-function-in-early-pregnant-mice-and-the-role-of-autophagy-in-this-process
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Yan Su, Juan Wu, Junlin He, Xueqing Liu, Xuemei Chen, Yubin Ding, Chen Zhang, Wenqi Chen, Yingxiong Wang, Rufei Gao
Metabolic disorders, such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and T2DM (type 2 diabetes mellitus), are associated with menstrual dysfunction, anovulation, infertility, and early pregnancy loss. Ovarian dysfunction is not only related to low pregnancy rates but also to the increased risk of miscarriage. Women with PCOS or T2DM, characterized by hyperinsulinemia, commonly experience ovarian dysfunction. In this study, we first explored whether high insulin levels directly affected ovarian functioning during embryo implantation...
April 18, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415646/combination-of-immunohistochemistry-fish-and-rt-pcr-shows-high-incidence-of-xp11-translocation-rcc-comparison-of-three-different-diagnostic-methods
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Hyun Jung Lee, Dong Hoon Shin, GyuYou Noh, Young Keum Kim, Ahrong Kim, Nari Shin, Jung Hee Lee, Kyung Un Choi, Jee Yeon Kim, Chang Hun Lee, Mee Young Sol, Seo Hee Rha, Sung Woo Park
We evaluated the frequency of translocation renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and how well the TFE3 immunoreactivity is concordant with TFE3 gene translocation status proved by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay and RT-PCR. TFE3 and Cathepsin K expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry in 185 RCC cases, and 48 cases either of more than weak expression of TFE3 or of positivity for Cathepsin K were done for FISH analysis and RT-PCR. All the RT-PCR positive cases were confirmed by cloning and sequencing...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414988/response-of-mandibular-condyles-of-juvenile-and-adult-rats-to-abnormal-occlusion-and-subsequent-exemption
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Guang Zeng, Bin Kuang, Wen-Xing Xun, Gao-Tong Ren, Ke-Wen Wei
OBJECTIVE: The adaptation capacities of the mandibular condyle in response to mechanical stimuli might be different between juveniles and adults, but has not been compared. This study aimed to investigate whether abnormal molar occlusion and subsequent molar extraction could lead to different remodeling responses in the mandibular condyles of juvenile and adult rats. METHODS: Abnormal molar occlusion (AMO) was established in the 5- and 16-wk old rats by moving their maxillary left and mandibular right third molars distally...
March 28, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412241/cathepsin-l-silencing-increases-as2o3-toxicity-in-malignantly-transformed-pilocytic-astrocytoma-mpa58-cells-by-activating-caspases-3-7
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Monika Primon, Peter C Huszthy, Helena Motaln, Krishna M Talasila, Hrvoje Miletic, Nadia A Atai, Rolf Bjerkvig, Tamara Lah Turnšek
Low-grade, pilocytic astrocytomas are treated by resection, but additional therapy is necessary for those tumors with anaplastic features. Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) is emerging as an effective chemotherapeutic agent for treatment of malignant glioblastoma multiforme, where Cathepsin L silencing enables lower, less harmful As2O3 concentrations to achieve the desired cytotoxic effect. Here, we evaluated the effects of As2O3 combined with stable Cathepsin L shRNA silencing on cell viability/metabolic activity, and apoptosis in primary cultures of recurrent malignantly transformed pilocytic astrocytoma (MPA)...
April 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405187/identification-of-cerebral-metal-ion-imbalance-in-the-brain-of-aging-octodon-degus
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Nady Braidy, Anne Poljak, Chris Marjo, Helen Rutlidge, Anne Rich, Bat-Erdene Jugder, Tharusha Jayasena, Nibaldo C Inestrosa, Perminder S Sachdev
The accumulation of redox-active transition metals in the brain and metal dyshomeostasis are thought to be associated with the etiology and pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) in particular. As well, distinct biometal imaging and role of metal uptake transporters are central to understanding AD pathogenesis and aging but remain elusive, due inappropriate detection methods. We therefore hypothesized that Octodon degus develop neuropathological abnormalities in the distribution of redox active biometals, and this effect may be due to alterations in the expression of lysosomal protein, major Fe/Cu transporters, and selected Zn transporters (ZnTs and ZIPs)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405010/toll-like-receptor-7-deficiency-protects-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-from-diet-induced-atherosclerosis
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Cong-Lin Liu, Marcela M Santos, Cleverson Fernandes, Mengyang Liao, Karine Iamarene, Jin-Ying Zhang, Galina K Sukhova, Guo-Ping Shi
Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) mediates autoantigen and viral RNA-induced cytokine production. Increased TLR7 expression in human atherosclerotic lesions suggests its involvement in atherogenesis. Here we demonstrated TLR7 expression in macrophages, smooth muscle cells (SMCs), and endothelial cells from mouse atherosclerotic lesions. To test a direct participation of TLR7 in atherosclerosis, we crossbred TLR7-deficient (Tlr7 (-/-)) mice with apolipoprotein E-deficient (Apoe (-/-)) mice and produced Apoe (-/-) Tlr7 (-/-) and Apoe (-/-) Tlr7 (+/+) littermates, followed by feeding them an atherogenic diet to produce atherosclerosis...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404595/nlr-members-nlrc4-and-nlrp3-mediate-sterile-inflammasome-activation-in-microglia-and-astrocytes
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Leslie Freeman, Haitao Guo, Clément N David, W June Brickey, Sushmita Jha, Jenny P-Y Ting
Inflammation in the brain accompanies several high-impact neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. Neuroinflammation is sterile, as damage-associated molecular patterns rather than microbial pathogens elicit the response. The inflammasome, which leads to caspase-1 activation, is implicated in neuroinflammation. In this study, we reveal that lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), a molecule associated with neurodegeneration and demyelination, elicits NLRP3 and NLRC4 inflammasome activation in microglia and astrocytes, which are central players in neuroinflammation...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403897/trypanosoma-vivax-is-the-second-leading-cause-of-camel-trypanosomosis-in-sudan-after-trypanosoma-evansi
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Ehab Mossaad, Bashir Salim, Keisuke Suganuma, Peter Musinguzi, Mohammed A Hassan, E A Elamin, G E Mohammed, Amel O Bakhiet, Xuenan Xuan, Rawan A Satti, Noboru Inoue
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted in response to recurring reports from eastern Sudan of camel trypanosomosis that can no longer be treated by currently available trypanocidal drugs. One hundred and eighty-nine blood samples were obtained from camels in different herds and local markets in the western part of Sudan, and a cross-sectional study was carried out between December 2015 and February 2016 to identify the causative agents and possible circulating genotypes. RESULTS: The prevalence of trypanosomes detected using the conventional parasitological techniques of Giemsa-stained blood smears, wet blood smears and the microhematocrit centrifugation technique (MHCT) was 7% (13/189), 11% (21/189) and 19% (36/189), respectively...
April 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403145/the-phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate-5-kinase-inhibitor-apilimod-blocks-filoviral-entry-and-infection
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Elizabeth A Nelson, Julie Dyall, Thomas Hoenen, Alyson B Barnes, Huanying Zhou, Janie Y Liang, Julia Michelotti, William H Dewey, Lisa Evans DeWald, Richard S Bennett, Patrick J Morris, Rajarshi Guha, Carleen Klumpp-Thomas, Crystal McKnight, Yu-Chi Chen, Xin Xu, Amy Wang, Emma Hughes, Scott Martin, Craig Thomas, Peter B Jahrling, Lisa E Hensley, Gene G Olinger, Judith M White
Phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate 5-kinase (PIKfyve) is a lipid kinase involved in endosome maturation that emerged from a haploid genetic screen as being required for Ebola virus (EBOV) infection. Here we analyzed the effects of apilimod, a PIKfyve inhibitor that was reported to be well tolerated in humans in phase 2 clinical trials, for its effects on entry and infection of EBOV and Marburg virus (MARV). We first found that apilimod blocks infections by EBOV and MARV in Huh 7, Vero E6 and primary human macrophage cells, with notable potency in the macrophages (IC50, 10 nM)...
April 12, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402938/cathepsins-in-digestive-cancers
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Siyuan Chen, Hui Dong, Shiming Yang, Hong Guo
Cathepsins are lysosomal peptidases belonging to the papain family, and based on their catalytic sites, these enzymes can be divided into serine, cysteine and aspartic proteases. The studies conducted to date have identified, 15 types of cathepsins that are widely distributed in intracellular and extracellular spaces. These proteases participate in various pathological activities, including the occurrence and development of human cancers. Several recent studies suggest that cathepsins, particularly cathepsins B, D, E and L, contribute to digestive tumorigenesis...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390177/role-of-the-lysosomal-membrane-protein-cln3-in-the-regulation-of-cathepsin-d-activity
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Jaime Cárcel-Trullols, Attila D Kovács, David A Pearce
Among Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NCLs), which are childhood fatal neurodegenerative disorders, the juvenile onset form (JNCL) is the most common. JNCL is caused by recessive mutations in the CLN3 gene. CLN3 encodes a lysosomal/endosomal transmembrane protein but its precise function is not completely known. We have previously reported that in baby hamster kidney (BHK) cells stably expressing myc-tagged human CLN3 (myc-CLN3), hyperosmotic conditions drastically increased myc-CLN3 mRNA and protein expression...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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