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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535565/ephrinb-ephb-signaling-induces-hyperalgesia-through-erk5-creb-pathway-in-rats
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Li-Na Yu, Li-Hong Sun, Min Wang, Lie-Ju Wang, Ying Wu, Jing Yu, Wen-Na Wang, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Xue Li, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: There are numerous studies implicating that EphB receptors and ephrinB ligands play important roles in modulating the transduction of spinal nociceptive information. EphrinB-EphB signaling may contribute to hyperalgesia via various kinds of downstream molecules, the mechanisms of which have not been completely understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to identify whether ephrinB-EphB signaling could contribute to hyperalgesia through ERK5/CREB pathway...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534986/overexpression-of-sox4-promotes-cell-migration-and-invasion-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-inducing-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Hailong Ruan, Hongmei Yang, Haibin Wei, Wen Xiao, Ning Lou, Bin Qiu, Guanghua Xu, Zhengshuai Song, Haibin Xiao, Lei Liu, Yali Zhou, Wenjun Hu, Ke Chen, Xuanyu Chen, Xiaoping Zhang
Incomplete understanding remains in the molecular mechanisms underlying progression and metastasis of renal cancer. The transcription factor SOX4 is upregulated in various human malignancies, including renal cancer, indicating it may be involved in renal tumorigenesis. In this study, we explored this hypothesis by loss-of-function and gain-of-function assays of SOX4 in renal cancer cell lines and renal epithelial cell line. We found that specific knockdown of SOX4 in renal cancer cell lines significantly suppressed the migration and invasion of cancer cells; specific overexpression of SOX4 in renal epithelial cell line markedly promoted the migration and invasion of the cell line...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534617/comparative-proteomics-reveals-timely-transport-into-cilia-of-regulators-or-effectors-as-a-mechanism-underlying-ciliary-disassembly
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Limei Wang, Lixiao Gu, Dan Meng, Qiong Wu, Haiteng Deng, Junmin Pan
Primary cilia are assembled and disassembled during cell cycle progression. During ciliary disassembly, ciliary axonemal microtubules (MTs) are depolymerized accompanied with extensive posttranslational protein modifications of ciliary proteins including protein phosphorylation, methylation and ubiquitination. These events are hypothesized to involve transport of effectors or regulators into cilia at the time of ciliary disassembly from the cell body. To prove this hypothesis and identify new proteins involved in ciliary disassembly, we analyzed disassembling flagella in Chlamydomonas using comparative proteomics with TMT labeling...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534042/loss-of-the-habenula-intrinsic-neuromodulator-kisspeptin1-affects-learning-in-larval-zebrafish
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Charlotte Lupton, Mohini Sengupta, Ruey-Kuang Cheng, Joanne Chia, Vatsala Thirumalai, Suresh Jesuthasan
Learning how to actively avoid a predictable threat involves two steps: recognizing the cue that predicts upcoming punishment and learning a behavioral response that will lead to avoidance. In zebrafish, ventral habenula (vHb) neurons have been proposed to participate in both steps by encoding the expected aversiveness of a stimulus. vHb neurons increase their firing rate as expectation of punishment grows but reduce their activity as avoidance learning occurs. This leads to changes in the activity of raphe neurons, which are downstream of the vHb, during learning...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533978/conserved-queen-pheromones-in-bumblebees-a-reply-to-amsalem-et-al
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Luke Holman, Jelle S van Zweden, Ricardo C Oliveira, Annette van Oystaeyen, Tom Wenseleers
In a recent study, Amsalem, Orlova & Grozinger (2015) performed experiments with Bombus impatiens bumblebees to test the hypothesis that saturated cuticular hydrocarbons are evolutionarily conserved signals used to regulate reproductive division of labor in many Hymenopteran social insects. They concluded that the cuticular hydrocarbon pentacosane (C25), previously identified as a queen pheromone in a congeneric bumblebee, does not affect worker reproduction in B. impatiens. Here we discuss some shortcomings of Amsalem et al...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533548/lack-of-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-bats-a-unique-role-for-a-transcription-repressor
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Arinjay Banerjee, Noreen Rapin, Trent Bollinger, Vikram Misra
In recent years viruses similar to those that appear to cause no overt disease in bats have spilled-over to humans and other species causing serious disease. Since pathology in such diseases is often attributed to an over-active inflammatory response, we tested the hypothesis that bat cells respond to stimulation of their receptors for viral ligands with a strong antiviral response, but unlike in human cells, the inflammatory response is not overtly activated. We compared the response of human and bat cells to poly(I:C), a viral double-stranded RNA surrogate...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533538/proteomic-analysis-of-jak2v617f-induced-changes-identifies-potential-new-combinatorial-therapeutic-approaches
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S Pearson, A J K Williamson, R Blance, T C P Somervaille, S Taylor, N Azadbakht, A D Whetton, A Pierce
In excess of 90% of patients with polycythemia vera express a mutated form of JAK2, JAK2V617F. Such aberrant proteins offer great potential for the treatment of these diseases however inhibitors to JAK2 have had limited success in the clinic in terms of curing the disease. To understand the effects of this oncogene in hematopoietic cells with the aim of improving treatment strategies we undertook a systematic evaluation of the effects of JAK2V617F expression using proteomics. The effects of JAK2V617F on over 5000 proteins and 2000 nuclear phosphopeptides sites were relatively quantified using either SILAC or eight channel iTRAQ mass spectrometry...
May 23, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533460/what-maintains-signal-honesty-in-animal-colour-displays-used-in-mate-choice
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Ryan J Weaver, Rebecca E Koch, Geoffrey E Hill
Many of the colour displays of animals are proposed to have evolved in response to female mate choice for honest signals of quality, but such honest signalling requires mechanisms to prevent cheating. The most widely accepted and cited mechanisms for ensuring signal honesty are based on the costly signalling hypothesis, which posits that costs associated with ornamentation prevent low-quality males from being highly ornamented. Alternatively, by the index hypothesis, honesty can be achieved via cost-free mechanisms if ornament production is causally linked to core physiological pathways...
July 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532055/gold-nanoparticles-prevent-cognitive-deficits-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-sporadic-dementia-of-alzheimer-s-type
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Alexandre Pastoris Muller, Gabriela K Ferreira, Allison José Pires, Gustavo de Bem Silveira, Débora Laureano de Souza, Joice de Abreu Brandolfi, Claudio Teodoro de Souza, Marcos M S Paula, Paulo Cesar Lock Silveira
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of neurodegenerative dementia in the aged brain. Even though its etiology is unknown, factors such as neuroinflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and impaired insulin signaling may play a role. We used a sporadic AD model in rats generated by intracerebroventricular-streptozotocin (i.c.v.-STZ) injection to test the therapeutic effect of gold nanoparticles (GNPs). We tested the null hypothesis that there would be no difference between the STZ+GNPs group and the STZ group in the analyzed markers...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529331/butyrylcholinesterase-regulates-central-ghrelin-signaling-and-impacts-food-intake-and-glucose-homeostasis
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V P Chen, Y Gao, L Geng, S Brimijoin
BACKGROUND: Ghrelin is the only orexigenic hormone known to stimulate food intake and promote obesity and insulin resistance. We recently showed that plasma ghrelin is controlled by butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), which has a strong impact on feeding and weight gain. BChE knockout (KO) mice are prone to obesity on high-fat diet but hepatic BChE gene transfer rescues normal food intake and obesity resistance. However, these mice lack brain BChE and still develop hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance, suggesting essential interactions between BChE and ghrelin within the brain...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527955/neuroprotective-effect-of-the-alpha-7-nicotinic-receptor-agonist-pha-543613-in-an-in-vivo-excitotoxic-adult-rat-model
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Laura Foucault-Fruchard, Aurélie Doméné, Guylène Page, Marguerite Windsor, Patrick Emond, Nuno Rodrigues, Frédéric Dollé, Annelaure Damont, Frédéric Buron, Sylvain Routier, Sylvie Chalon, Daniel Antier
Neuroinflammation is a key component of the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases. The link between nicotine intake and positive outcome has been established, suggesting a role played by nicotinic receptors (nAChRs), especially α7nAChRs. The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential dose effects of PHA 543613 on neuron survival and striatal microglial activation in a rat model of brain excitotoxicity. A preliminary study was performed in vitro to confirm PHA 543613 agonist properties on α7nAChRs...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523193/mechanisms-underlying-the-antidepressant-response-of-acupuncture-via-pka-creb-signaling-pathway
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Huili Jiang, Xuhui Zhang, Yu Wang, Huimin Zhang, Jing Li, Xinjing Yang, Bingcong Zhao, Chuntao Zhang, Miao Yu, Mingmin Xu, Qiuyun Yu, Xingchen Liang, Xiang Li, Peng Shi, Tuya Bao
Protein kinase A (PKA)/cAMP response element-binding (CREB) protein signaling pathway, contributing to impaired neurogenesis parallel to depressive-like behaviors, has been identified as the crucial factor involved in the antidepressant response of acupuncture. However, the molecular mechanisms associated with antidepressant response of acupuncture, neurogenesis, and depressive-like behaviors ameliorating remain unexplored. The objective was to identify the mechanisms underlying the antidepressant response of acupuncture through PKA signaling pathway in depression rats by employing the PKA signaling pathway inhibitor H89 in in vivo experiments...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522963/the-f-actin-binding-protein-cortactin-regulates-the-dynamics-of-the-exocytotic-fusion-pore-through-its-sh3-domain
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Arlek M González-Jamett, María J Guerra, María J Olivares, Valentina Haro-Acuña, Ximena Baéz-Matus, Jacqueline Vásquez-Navarrete, Fanny Momboisse, Narcisa Martinez-Quiles, Ana M Cárdenas
Upon cell stimulation, the network of cortical actin filaments is rearranged to facilitate the neurosecretory process. This actin rearrangement includes both disruption of the preexisting actin network and de novo actin polymerization. However, the mechanism by which a Ca(2+) signal elicits the formation of new actin filaments remains uncertain. Cortactin, an actin-binding protein that promotes actin polymerization in synergy with the nucleation promoting factor N-WASP, could play a key role in this mechanism...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522807/traf3-enhances-tcr-signaling-by-regulating-the-inhibitors-csk-and-ptpn22
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Alicia M Wallis, Ellie C Wallace, Bruce S Hostager, Zuoan Yi, Jon C D Houtman, Gail A Bishop
The adaptor protein TNF receptor associated factor (TRAF) 3 is required for effective TCR signaling and normal T cell effector functions, and associates with the CD3/CD28 complex upon activation. To determine how TRAF3 promotes proximal TCR signaling, we studied TRAF3-deficient mouse and human T cells, which showed a marked reduction in activating phosphorylation of the TCR-associated kinase Lck. The impact of TRAF3 on this very early signaling event led to the hypothesis that TRAF3 restrains one or both of two known inhibitors of Lck, C-terminal Src kinase (Csk) and protein tyrosine phosphatase N22 (PTPN22)...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522438/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-oxpapc-involve-endothelial-cell-mediated-generation-of-lxa4
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Yunbo Ke, Noureddine Zebda, Olga Oskokova, Taras Afonyushkin, Evgeny Berdyshev, Yufeng Tian, Fanyong Meng, Nicolene Sarich, Valery N Bochkov, Ji Ming Wang, Anna A Birukova, Konstantin G Birukov
Rationale: Oxidation of 1-palmitoyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphorylcholine generates a group of bioactive oxidized phospholipid products (OxPAPC) with a broad range of biological activities. Barrier-enhancing and anti-inflammatory effects of OxPAPC on pulmonary endothelial cells (EC) are critical for prevention of acute lung injury caused by bacterial pathogens or excessive mechanical ventilation. Anti-inflammatory properties of OxPAPC are associated with its antagonistic effects on toll-like receptors and suppression of RhoA GTPase signaling...
May 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520518/arrested-development-infantile-hemangioma-and-the-stem-cell-teratogenic-hypothesis
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Shaghayegh Harbi, Hannah Park, Michael Gregory, Peter Lopez, Luis Chiriboga, Paolo Mignatti
BACKGROUND: Early-life programming is defined by the adaptive changes made by the fetus in response to an adverse in utero environment. Infantile hemangioma (IH), a vascular anomaly, is the most common tumor of infancy. Here we take IH as the tumor model to propose the stem cell teratogenic hypothesis of tumorigenesis and the potential involvement of the immune system. OBJECTIVES: Teratogenic agents include chemicals, heavy metals, pathogens, and ionizing radiation...
May 18, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516732/diadenosine-tetraphosphate-ap4a-an-e-coli-alarmone-or-a-damage-metabolite
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Dragana Despotović, Alexander Brandis, Alon Savidor, Yishai Levin, Laura Fumagalli, Dan S Tawfik
Under stress, metabolism is changing: specific up- or down-regulation of proteins and metabolites occurs as well as side-effects. Distinguishing specific stress-signaling metabolites (alarmones) from side-products (damage metabolites) is not trivial. One example is diadenosine tetraphosphate, Ap4A - a side-product of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases found in all domains of life. The earliest observations suggested that Ap4A serves as an alarmone for heat stress in E. coli. However, despite 50 years of research, the signaling mechanisms associated with Ap4A remain unknown...
May 18, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515912/accelerated-carcinogenesis-following-liver-resection-in-chronically-inflamed-livers-a-window-of-opportunity-for-treatment
#18
Amir Sonnenblick, Tamar Zahavi
The long-term prognosis following resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unsatisfactory as a result of a high incidence of recurrence. Prevention of recurrence is the most important strategy to improve the long-term survival results. The role of hepatectomy itself, as an accelerator of carcinogenesis, has not been adequately evaluated in HCC patients. Studies in animal models have revealed a link between liver regeneration under chronic inflammation and hepatic tumorigenesis. Inhibiting different signal transduction pathways during liver regeneration without compromising the ability of the liver to regenerate appears to be a rational strategy and may decrease HCC development and recurrence...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515676/low-dose-dose-response-for-in-vitro-nrf2-are-activation-in-human-hepg2-cells
#19
Kenneth T Bogen
Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1), nuclear factor erythroid 2-like factor 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), and the antioxidant response element (ARE) are interacting components of a master regulatory signaling pathway that coordinates redox homeostasis, cytoprotective responses, and shifts in stem cell state. This study reexamined detailed dose-response (DR) data reported for in vitro Nrf2-ARE activation in human hepatoblastoma HepG2 cell lines containing either a ARE-bla or ARE-luc reporter at 12 different concentrations of each of 15 chemicals...
April 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515294/deletion-of-the-vaccinia-b1-kinase-reveals-essential-functions-of-this-enzyme-complemented-partly-by-the-homologous-cellular-kinase-vrk2
#20
Annabel T Olson, Amber B Rico, Zhigang Wang, Gustavo Delhon, Matthew S Wiebe
The vaccinia B1 kinase is highly conserved among poxviruses and is essential for the viral lifecycle. B1 exhibits a remarkable degree of similarity to VRKs, a family of cellular kinases, suggesting that the viral enzyme has evolved to mimic VRK activity. Indeed, B1 and VRKs have been demonstrated to target a shared substrate, the DNA binding protein BAF, elucidating a signaling pathway important for both mitosis and the antiviral response. In this study, we further characterize the role of B1 during vaccinia infection to gain novel insights into its regulation and integration with cellular signaling pathways...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
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