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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331665/blocking-lpa-dependent-signaling-increases-ovarian-cancer-cell-death-in-response-to-chemotherapy
#1
LeAnn C Rogers, Ryan R Davis, Naveen Said, Thomas Hollis, Larry W Daniel
The paradoxical role of reactive oxygen species in cell death versus cell survival establishes a delicate balance between chemotherapy efficacy and management of detrimental side effects. Normal proliferative signaling requires that cells remain inside a redox range that allows reversible protein oxidation to occur. Shifting the redox environment toward highly reducing or oxidizing states leads to cellular stress and cell death. Reactive oxygen species produced in response to Taxol and cisplatin treatment are necessary for effective cancer cell killing but the same ROS leads to damaging side effects in normal tissues...
January 4, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329782/lpa-induced-migration-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-requires-activation-of-erm-proteins-via-lpa1-and-lpa2
#2
Jeongrak Park, Jin-Hyuck Jang, Seojin Oh, Minhye Kim, Changhoon Shin, Minseok Jeong, Kyun Heo, Jong Bae Park, Sang Ryong Kim, Yong-Seok Oh
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) has been implicated in the pathology of human ovarian cancer. This phospholipid elicits a wide range of cancer cell responses, such as proliferation, trans-differentiation, migration, and invasion, via various G-protein-coupled LPA receptors (LPARs). Here, we explored the cellular signaling pathway via which LPA induces migration of ovarian cancer cells. LPA induced robust phosphorylation of ezrin/radixin/moesin (ERM) proteins, which are membrane-cytoskeleton linkers, in the ovarian cancer cell line OVCAR-3...
January 9, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328374/atx%C3%A2-lpa-axis-facilitates-estrogen%C3%A2-induced-endometrial-cancer-cell-proliferation-via-mapk-erk-signaling-pathway
#3
Guo Zhang, Yuan Cheng, Qi Zhang, Xiaoping Li, Jingwei Zhou, Jianliu Wang, Lihui Wei
Autotaxin (ATX) is a key enzyme that converts lysophosphatidylcholine to lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). ATX is a crucial factor that facilitates cancer progression; however, the effect of ATX on endometrial cancer has not been explored. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of ATX in the progression of endometrial cancer. The immunohistochemical results revealed higher protein expression levels of ATX and LPA receptors (LPA 1, 2 and 3) in human endometrial cancer tissue than in non‑carcinoma tissue...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321663/lpa-signaling-is-regulated-through-the-primary-cilium-a-novel-target-in-glioblastoma
#4
Yuriy V Loskutov, Caryn L Griffin, Kristina M Marinak, Andrey Bobko, Naira V Margaryan, Werner J Geldenhuys, Jann N Sarkaria, Elena N Pugacheva
The primary cilium is a ubiquitous organelle presented on most human cells. It is a crucial signaling hub for multiple pathways including growth factor and G-protein coupled receptors. Loss of primary cilia, observed in various cancers, has been shown to affect cell proliferation. Primary cilia formation is drastically decreased in glioblastoma (GBM), however, the role of cilia in normal astrocyte or glioblastoma proliferation has not been explored. Here, we report that loss of primary cilia in human astrocytes stimulates growth rate in a lysophosphatidic acid (LPA)-dependent manner...
January 11, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321022/serum-metabolic-profiling-identified-a-distinct-metabolic-signature-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-potential-biomarker-role-for-lysopc
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Barbara Rindlisbacher, Cornelia Schmid, Thomas Geiser, Cédric Bovet, Manuela Funke-Chambour
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lethal lung disease of unknown etiology. Patients present loss of lung function, dyspnea and dry cough. Diagnosis requires compatible radiologic imaging and, in undetermined cases, invasive procedures such as bronchoscopy and surgical lung biopsy. The pathophysiological mechanisms of IPF are not completely understood. Lung injury with abnormal alveolar epithelial repair is thought to be a major cause for activation of profibrotic pathways in IPF...
January 10, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315737/the-dissociative-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-subtype-a-treatment-outcome-cohort-study-in-veterans-with-ptsd
#6
Joris F G Haagen, Allison van Rijn, Jeroen W Knipscheer, Niels van der Aa, Rolf J Kleber
OBJECTIVES: Dissociation is a prevalent phenomenon among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that may interfere with the effectiveness of treatment. This study aimed to replicate findings of a dissociative PTSD subtype, to identify corresponding patterns in coping style, symptom type, and symptom severity, and to investigate its impact on post-traumatic symptom improvement. METHODS: Latent profile analysis (LPA) was applied to baseline data from 330 predominantly (97%) male treatment-seeking veterans (mean age 39...
January 7, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315358/htt-db-new-features-and-updates
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Bruno Reis Dotto, Evelise Leis Carvalho, Alexandre Freitas da Silva, Filipe Zimmer Dezordi, Paulo Marcos Pinto, Tulio de Lima Campos, Antonio Mauro Rezende, Gabriel da Luz Wallau
Horizontal Transfer (HT) of genetic material between species is a common phenomenon among Bacteria and Archaea species and several databases are available for information retrieval and data mining. However, little attention has been given to this phenomenon among eukaryotic species mainly due to the lower proportion of these events. In the last years, a vertiginous amount of new HT events involving eukaryotic species was reported in the literature, highlighting the need of a common repository to keep the scientific community up to date and describe overall trends...
January 1, 2018: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310285/silver-nanoparticles-as-matrix-for-maldi-fticr-ms-profiling-and-imaging-of-diverse-lipids-in-brain
#8
Ming Guan, Zhen Zhang, Shilei Li, Jian'an Liu, Lu Liu, Hui Yang, Yangyang Zhang, Tie Wang, Zhenwen Zhao
Owing to the diversity of lipids, profiling and imaging multiple classes of lipids in one analysis by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI MSI) is a great challenge. In this work, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) capped silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was used as the matrix for MALDI MSI for the first time to simultaneously analyze 10 classes of lipids from the brain. This analysis included fatty acids and their derivatives, sterols, CPAs, LPA and PAs, LPE and PEs, LPC and PCs, PS, Cers, SMs, and MAGs and DAGs, and other small metabolites...
March 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305605/role-of-the-autotaxin-lpa-pathway-in-dexamethasone-induced-fibrotic-responses-and-extracellular-matrix-production-in-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells
#9
Megumi Honjo, Nozomi Igarashi, Junko Nishida, Makoto Kurano, Yutaka Yatomi, Koji Igarashi, Kuniyuki Kano, Junken Aoki, Makoto Aihara
Purpose: Dexamethasone (Dex) regulates aqueous humor outflow by inducing reorganization of the cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix (ECM) production. Rho kinase (ROCK) has an important role in this process, but the upstream pathway leading to its activation remains elusive. The purpose of the study was to determine the role of autotaxin (ATX), an enzyme involved in the generation of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), in the Dex-induced fibrotic response and ECM production in human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300303/lysophosphatidic-acid-signaling-axis-mediates-ceramide-1-phosphate-induced-proliferation-of-c2c12-myoblasts
#10
Caterina Bernacchioni, Francesca Cencetti, Alberto Ouro, Marina Bruno, Antonio Gomez-Muñoz, Chiara Donati, Paola Bruni
Sphingolipids are not only crucial for membrane architecture but act as critical regulators of cell functions. The bioactive sphingolipid ceramide 1-phosphate (C1P), generated by the action of ceramide kinase, has been reported to stimulate cell proliferation, cell migration and to regulate inflammatory responses via activation of different signaling pathways. We have previously shown that skeletal muscle is a tissue target for C1P since the phosphosphingolipid plays a positive role in myoblast proliferation implying a role in muscle regeneration...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291160/a-dual-biomarker-detection-platform-for-quantitating-circulating-tumor-dna-ctdna
#11
Chunyan Cai, Zhenzhong Guo, Yiping Cao, Weiying Zhang, Yong Chen
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), which includes DNA mutations, epigenetic alterations and other forms of tumor-specific abnormalities, is a promising "real-time" biomarker for noninvasive cancer assessment. Tumor DNA is of great value in the process of cancer treatment, including diagnostic and prognostic information before, during treatment and at progression. Here we introduce a peptide nucleic acids probe-gold nanoparticles (PNA-AuNPs) and lead phosphate apoferritin (LPA)-based dual biomarker detection platform, which could be used in a DNA biosensor to quantify ctDNA by detection of tumor-specific mutations and methylation of PIK3CA gene...
2018: Nanotheranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288017/improved-lung-perfusion-after-left-pulmonary-artery-patch-enlargement-during-the-norwood-operation
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Mona Salehi Ravesh, Jens Scheewe, Tim Attmann, Abdullah Al Bulushi, Marka-Jill Jussli-Melchers, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Dominik D Gabbert, Philip Wegner, Hans-Heiner Kramer, Carsten Rickers
BACKGROUND: Optimal pulmonary perfusion is crucial for a well-functioning Fontan circulation in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). To obtain an adequate size of the left pulmonary artery (LPA), patch enlargement is a routine part of Hemi-Fontan procedure in our center. However, LPA patch enlargement at the time of the modified Norwood procedure may have surgical advantages. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate if anatomical and functional effects of the new approach are superior...
December 26, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287135/pulmonary-hypoplasia-in-fetuses-with-congenital-conotruncal-defects
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Qian Wang, Ying Zhao, Ling Han, Ye Zhang, Shuping Ge, Yihua He
OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) and associated risk factors in fetuses with congenital conotruncal defect (CTD). METHODS: A total of 75 fetuses with CTD (gestational age (GA): 22-32 weeks) and 150 normal GA-matched fetuses as the control group were studied. We measured diameters of aorta (Ao); main, left, and right pulmonary artery (PA); and their Z-scores by fetal echocardiography (FE). We also measured the lung area, lung area/chest area ratio (LCR), lung-to-head circumference ratio (LHR), right lung area/head circumference2 (quantitative lung index, QLI), and Z-scores...
December 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286147/mutual-regulation-of-the-hippo-wnt-lpa-tgf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-signaling-pathways-and-their-roles-in-glaucoma-review
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Xin Wang, Guoli Huai, Hailian Wang, Yuande Liu, Ping Qi, Wei Shi, Jie Peng, Hongji Yang, Shaoping Deng, Yi Wang
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and there is no effective treatment thus far. The trabecular meshwork has been identified as the major pathological area involved. Certain signaling pathways in the trabecular meshwork, including the Wnt, lysophosphatidic acid and transforming growth factor‑β pathways, have been identified as novel therapeutic targets in glaucoma treatment. Meanwhile, it has been reported that key proteins in these pathways, particularly the primary transcription regulator Yes‑associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional co‑activator with PDZ‑binding motif (TAZ), exhibit interactions with the Hippo pathway...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282012/comparison-of-line-probe-assay-to-bactec-mgit-960-system-for-susceptibility-testing-of-first-and-second-line-anti-tuberculosis-drugs-in-a-referral-laboratory-in-south-africa
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Nontuthuko E Maningi, Lesibana A Malinga, John F Antiabong, Ruth M Lekalakala, Nontombi M Mbelle
BACKGROUND: The incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is increasing and the emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a major challenge. Controlling resistance, reducing transmission and improving treatment outcomes in MDR/XDR-TB patients is reliant on susceptibility testing. Susceptibility testing using phenotypic methods is labour intensive and time-consuming. Alternative methods, such as molecular assays are easier to perform and have a rapid turn-around time...
December 28, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280396/connected-to-tv-series-quantifying-series-watching-engagement
#16
István Tóth-Király, Beáta Bőthe, Eszter Tóth-Fáber, Győző Hága, Gábor Orosz
Background and aims Television series watching stepped into a new golden age with the appearance of online series. Being highly involved in series could potentially lead to negative outcomes, but the distinction between highly engaged and problematic viewers should be distinguished. As no appropriate measure is available for identifying such differences, a short and valid measure was constructed in a multistudy investigation: the Series Watching Engagement Scale (SWES). Methods In Study 1 (NSample1 = 740 and NSample2 = 740), exploratory structural equation modeling and confirmatory factor analysis were used to identify the most important facets of series watching engagement...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279160/preoperative-assessment-of-pleural-adhesion-by-four-dimensional-ultra-low-dose-computed-tomography-4d-uldct-with-adaptive-iterative-dose-reduction-using-three-dimensional-processing-aidr-3d
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Masayuki Hashimoto, Yukihiro Nagatani, Yasuhiko Oshio, Norihisa Nitta, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi, Noritoshi Ushio, Masayuki Mayumi, Tatsuya Kimoto, Tomoyuki Igarashi, Makoto Yoshigoe, Kyohei Iwai, Koki Tanaka, Shigetaka Sato, Akinaga Sonoda, Hideji Otani, Kiyoshi Murata, Jun Hanaoka
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of Four-Dimensional Ultra-Low-Dose Computed Tomography (4D-ULDCT) for distinguishing pleural aspects with localized pleural adhesion (LPA) from those without. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients underwent 4D-ULDCT during a single respiration with a 16cm-coverage of the body axis. The presence and severity of LPA was confirmed by their intraoperative thoracoscopic findings. A point on the pleura and a corresponding point on the outer edge of the costal bone were placed in identical axial planes at end-inspiration...
January 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278716/2-o-carba-oleoyl-cyclic-phosphatidic-acid-induces-glial-proliferation-through-the-activation-of-lysophosphatidic-acid-receptor
#18
Shingo Nakajima, Mari Gotoh, Keiko Fukasawa, Hiromu Murofushi, Kimiko Murakami-Murofushi
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and cyclic phosphatidic acid (cPA) are one of the lipid mediators regulating cell proliferation and differentiation through the activation of LPA receptors. An LPA receptor-mediated signal is important for the development of the central nervous system, while it has been demonstrated that LPA caused microglial activation and astroglial dysfunction. Previously, we have reported that cPA and carba analog of cPA, 2-O-carba-cPA (2ccPA), protected neural damage caused by transient ischemia...
December 23, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277940/psychophysical-well-being-profiles-in-patients-before-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Aleksandra Kroemeke, Zuzanna Kwissa-Gajewska, Małgorzata Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka
OBJECTIVES: The literature offers very few in-depth reports on the time directly before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Also, researchers have focused on selected aspects of psychophysical well-being and treated the sample as homogeneous. Thus, we chose to investigate distinct multidimensional well-being profiles (including anxiety, depressive symptoms, and health-related quality of life [HRQOL] domains) among patients just before HSCT, as well as profile predictors (generalized self-efficacy) and outcomes (transplant appraisal) based on the transactional stress model...
December 26, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259896/involvement-of-rho-associated-coiled-coil-kinase-signaling-inhibition-in-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-3-signal-transduction-in-vitro
#20
Zhao-Hui Feng, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Jia-Qi Zhao, Jun-Ze Ma
AIM: To research the effect of Y-27632, a selective Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase (ROCK) inhibitor, on TGF-β1/Smad2, 3 signal transduction in ocular Tenon's capsule fibroblasts (OTFs). METHODS: Primary ocular Tenon's capsule fibroblasts had been cultured in vitro. The effect of Y27632 on proliferation of OTF stimulated by lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) was evaluated by MTT colorimetric assay so as to sift out the proper concentrations range of Y-27632 for the next experiment...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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