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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924490/the-lauric-acid-activated-signaling-prompts-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
#1
Rosamaria Lappano, Anna Sebastiani, Francesca Cirillo, Damiano Cosimo Rigiracciolo, Giulia Raffaella Galli, Rosita Curcio, Roberta Malaguarnera, Antonino Belfiore, Anna Rita Cappello, Marcello Maggiolini
The saturated medium-chain fatty-acid lauric acid (LA) has been associated to certain health-promoting benefits of coconut oil intake, including the improvement of the quality of life in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. As it concerns the potential to hamper tumor growth, LA was shown to elicit inhibitory effects only in colon cancer cells. Here, we provide novel insights regarding the molecular mechanisms through which LA triggers antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects in both breast and endometrial cancer cells...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924188/dopamine-d1-receptor-subtype-mediates-acute-stress-induced-dendritic-growth-in-excitatory-neurons-of-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-and-contributes-to-suppression-of-stress-susceptibility-in-mice
#2
R Shinohara, M Taniguchi, A T Ehrlich, K Yokogawa, Y Deguchi, Y Cherasse, M Lazarus, Y Urade, A Ogawa, S Kitaoka, A Sawa, S Narumiya, T Furuyashiki
Dopamine in prefrontal cortices is implicated in cognitive and emotional functions, and the dysfunction of prefrontal dopamine has been associated with cognitive and emotional deficits in mental illnesses. These findings have led to clinical trials of dopamine-targeting drugs and brain imaging of dopamine receptors in patients with mental illnesses. Rodent studies have suggested that dopaminergic pathway projecting to the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) suppresses stress susceptibility. Although various types of mPFC neurons express several dopamine receptor subtypes, previous studies neither isolated a role of dopamine receptor subtype nor identified the site of its action in mPFC...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924143/fructooligosaccharide-fos-and-galactooligosaccharide-gos-increase-bifidobacterium-but-reduce-butyrate-producing-bacteria-with-adverse-glycemic-metabolism-in-healthy-young-population
#3
Feitong Liu, Pan Li, Muxuan Chen, Yuemei Luo, M Prabhakar, Huimin Zheng, Yan He, Qi Qi, Haoyu Long, Yi Zhang, Huafang Sheng, Hongwei Zhou
The gut microbiota has been implicated in glucose intolerance and its progression towards type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Relevant randomized clinical trial with prebiotic intervention was inadequate. We sought to evaluate the impact of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and galactooligosaccharides (GOS) on glycemia during oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and intestinal microbiota. A randomized double-blind cross-over study was performed with 35 adults treated with FOS and GOS for 14 days (16 g/day). Faeces sampling, OGTT and anthropometric parameters were performed...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922740/a-conserved-dggk-motif-is-essential-for-the-function-of-the-pglb-oligosaccharyltransferase-from-campylobacter-jejuni
#4
Yasmin Barre, Harald Nothaft, Cody Thomas, Xin Liu, Jianjun Li, Kenneth K S Ng, Christine M Szymanski
In Campylobacter jejuni, the PglB oligosaccharyltransferase catalyzes the transfer of a heptasaccharide from a lipid donor to asparagine within the D/E-X1-N-X2-S/T sequon (X1,2 ≠ P) or releases this heptasaccharide as free oligosaccharides (fOS). Using available crystal structures and sequence alignments, we identified a DGGK motif near the active site of PglB that is conserved among all Campylobacter species. We demonstrate that amino acid substitutions in the aspartate and lysine residues result in loss of protein glycosylation in the heterologous Escherichia coli system...
October 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921675/altered-cav1-2-function-in-the-timothy-syndrome-mouse-model-produces-ascending-serotonergic-abnormalities
#5
Daniel G Ehlinger, Kathryn G Commons
Polymorphism in the gene CACNA1C, encoding the pore-forming subunit of Cav1.2 L-type calcium channels, has one of the strongest genetic linkages to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder: psychopathologies in which serotonin signaling has been implicated. Additionally, a gain-of-function mutation in CACNA1C is responsible for the neurodevelopmental disorder Timothy Syndrome that presents with prominent behavioral features on the autism spectrum. Given an emerging role for serotonin in the etiology of autism spectrum disorders, we investigate the relationship between Cav1...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920093/pyrazine-analogues-from-wolf-urine-induced-unlearned-fear-in-rats
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Makoto Kashiwayanagi, Sadaharu Miyazono, Kazumi Osada
Urine excreted from the common grey wolf (Canis lupus) contains a kairomone, inducing fear-related behaviors in various mammals. Numerous fear-inducing substances activate neurons at the main and/or accessory olfactory bulb (AOB), medial and central amygdala, and hypothalamus. Our previous study showed that the mixture of pyrazine analogues (P-mix) contained in wolf urine induced avoidance and fear-related behaviors in laboratory mice and Hokkaido deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis), a species native to Japan. Exposure to wolf urine or P-mix induced expression of Fos, a marker of neuronal excitation, in the AOB of mice...
August 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919578/selectin-independent-adhesion-during-ovarian-cancer-metastasis
#7
Nadezhda A Khaustova, Diana V Maltseva, Leticia Oliveira-Ferrer, Christine Stürken, Karin Milde-Langosch, Julia A Makarova, Sergey Rodin, Udo Schumacher, Alexander G Tonevitsky
PURPOSE: Ovarian cancer (OvCa) progression mainly takes place by intraperitoneal spread. Adhesion of tumor cells to the mesothelial cells which form the inner surface of the peritoneum is a crucial step in this process. Cancer cells use in principle different molecules of the leukocyte adhesion cascade to facilitate adhesion. This cascade is initiated by selectin-ligand interactions followed by integrin - extracellular matrix protein interactions. Here we address the question whether all tumor cells predominantly employ selectin-dependent leukocyte-like adhesion cascade (SDAC) or whether they use integrin mediated adhesion for OvCa progression as well...
September 14, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919477/influence-of-microwave-heating-on-biogas-production-from-sida-hermaphrodita-silage
#8
Marcin Zieliński, Marcin Dębowski, Paulina Rusanowska
This study compared the effects on biogas production of suspended sludge versus a combination of suspended sludge and immobilized biomass, and microwave versus convection heating. Biogas production was the highest in the hybrid bioreactor heated by microwaves (385L/kg VS) and also the most stable, as shown by the FOS/TAC ratio and pH. Regardless of the type of heating, biogas production was 8% higher with immobilized biomass than without. Although the lag phase of biogas production was shorter with microwave heating than without, the log phase was longer, and biogas production in the microwave heated bioreactors took about twice as long (ca...
September 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919027/macrolactin-f-inhibits-rankl-mediated-osteoclastogenesis-by-suppressing-akt-mapk-and-nfatc1-pathways-and-promotes-osteoblastogenesis-through-a-bmp-2-smad-akt-runx2-signaling-pathway
#9
Liang Li, Mahesh Sapkota, Ming Gao, Hyukjae Choi, Yunjo Soh
The balance between bone formation and bone resorption is maintained by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. In the current study, macrolactin F (MF) was investigated for novel biological activity on the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis in primary bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs). We found that RANKL-induced osteoclast formation and differentiation from BMMs was significantly inhibited by MF in a dose-dependent manner without cytotoxicity. RANKL-induced F-actin ring formation and bone resorption activity in BMMs which was attenuated by MF...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918684/differential-induction-of-c-fos-and-phosphorylated-erk-by-a-noxious-stimulus-after-peripheral-nerve-injury
#10
Mitsuyasu Tabata, Ryuji Terayama, Kotaro Maruhama, Seiji Iida, Tomosada Sugimoto
Induction of c-Fos and phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (p-ERK) has been demonstrated in spinal dorsal horn neurons by noxious stimuli. In this study, we compared induction of c-Fos and p-ERK in the spinal dorsal horn after peripheral nerve injury. We examined the spinal dorsal horn for noxious heat-induced c-Fos and p-ERK protein-like immunoreactive (c-Fos- and p-ERK-IR) neuron profiles after tibial nerve injury. A large number of c-Fos- and p-ERK-IR neuron profiles were induced by noxious heat stimulation to the hindpaw in sham-operated animals...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916300/distinct-neuronal-populations-in-the-basolateral-and-central-amygdala-are-activated-with-acute-pain-conditioned-fear-and-fear-conditioned-analgesia
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Ryan K Butler, Sarah Ehling, Megan Barbar, Jess Thomas, Mary A Hughes, Charles E Smith, Vladimir M Pogorelov, Dipendra K Aryal, William C Wetsel, B Duncan X Lascelles
Fear-conditioned analgesia (FCA) is modulated by brain areas involved in the descending inhibitory pain pathway such as the basolateral (BLA) and central amygdala (CEA). The BLA contains Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) and parvalbumin (PV) neurons. CEA neurons are primarily inhibitory (GABAergic) that comprise enkephalin (ENK) interneurons and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) - neurons that project to the periaqueductal grey. The purpose of our experiment was to determine the pattern of activation of CaMKII/PV and ENK/CRF neurons following the expression of acute pain, conditioned fear, and FCA...
September 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916251/mk-801-but-not-naloxone-attenuates-high-dose-dextromethorphan-induced-convulsive-behavior-possible-involvement-of-the-glun2b-receptor
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Hai-Quyen Tran, Yoon Hee Chung, Eun-Joo Shin, The-Vinh Tran, Ji Hoon Jeong, Choon-Gon Jang, Seung-Yeol Nah, Kiyofumi Yamada, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Hyoung-Chun Kim
Dextromethorphan (DM) is a dextrorotatory isomer of levorphanol, a typical morphine-like opioid. When administered at supra-antitussive doses, DM produces psychotoxic and neurotoxic effects in humans. Although DM abuse has been well-documented, few studies have examined the effects of high-dose DM. The present study aimed to explore the effects of a single high dose of DM on mortality and seizure occurrence. After intraperitoneal administration with a high dose of DM (80mg/kg), Sprague-Dawley rats showed increased seizure occurrence and intensity...
September 13, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915711/vitamin-k-and-its-analogs-potential-avenues-for-prostate-cancer-management
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Subramanyam Dasari, Syed M Ali, Guoxing Zheng, Aoshuang Chen, Venkata Satish Dontaraju, Maarten C Bosland, Andre Kajdacsy-Balla, Gnanasekar Munirathinam
Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a relationship between cancer incidence and dietary habits. Especially intake of certain essential nutrients like vitamins has been shown to be beneficial in experimental studies and some clinical trials. Vitamin K (VK) is an essential nutrient involved in the blood clotting cascade, and there are considerable experimental data demonstrating its potential anticancer activity in several cancer types including prostate cancer. Previous in vitro and in vivo studies have focused mainly on anti-oxidative effects as the underlying anticancer mechanism of VK...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915613/alternative-promotion-and-suppression-of-metastasis-by-jnk2-governed-by-its-phosphorylation
#14
Sike Hu, Xiaoli Dong, Wenjuan Gao, Dwayne Stupack, Yanhua Liu, Rong Xiang, Na Li
Fos-related antigen 1 (Fra1) has been proposed as a gatekeeper of the mesenchymal-epithelial transition to epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Here, we showed that de-phosphorylated JNK2 increased the expression of Fra1 by promoting the expression of c-Jun and Jun-B. Conversely, phosphorylated JNK2 suppressed its expression via enhancing the ubiquitination of c-Jun and Jun-B. These data provided insights into the regulatory mechanism of JNK2 on the expression of Fra1. Our study thus demonstrated that the conversion of JNK2 from its phosphorylation to de-phosphorylation status promoted the switch of breast cancer cells from mesenchymal-epithelial transition to epithelial-mesenchymal transition...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914985/cherubism-mice-also-deficient-in-c-fos-exhibit-inflammatory-bone-destruction-executed-by-macrophages-that-express-mmp14-despite-the-absence-of-trap-osteoclasts
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Mizuho Kittaka, Kotoe Mayahara, Tomoyuki Mukai, Tetsuya Yoshimoto, Teruhito Yoshitaka, Jeffrey P Gorski, Yasuyoshi Ueki
Currently, it is believed that osteoclasts positive for tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP +) are the exclusive bone-resorbing cells responsible for focal bone destruction in inflammatory arthritis. Recently, a mouse model of cherubism (Sh3bp2(KI/KI) ) with a homozygous gain-of-function mutation in the SH3-domain binding protein 2 (SH3BP2) was shown to develop auto-inflammatory joint destruction. Here, we demonstrate that Sh3bp2(KI/KI) mice also deficient in the FBJ osteosarcoma oncogene (c-Fos) still exhibit noticeable bone erosion at the distal tibia even in the absence of osteoclasts at 12 weeks old...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912720/a-single-angiotensin-ii-hypertensive-stimulus-is-associated-with-prolonged-neuronal-and-immune-system-activation-in-wistar-kyoto-rats
#16
Jasenka Zubcevic, Monica M Santisteban, Pablo D Perez, Rebeca Arocha, Helmut Hiller, Wendi L Malphurs, Luis M Colon-Perez, Ravindra K Sharma, Annette de Kloet, Eric G Krause, Marcelo Febo, Mohan K Raizada
Activation of autonomic neural pathways by chronic hypertensive stimuli plays a significant role in pathogenesis of hypertension. Here, we proposed that even a single acute hypertensive stimulus will activate neural and immune pathways that may be important in initiation of memory imprinting seen in chronic hypertension. We investigated the effects of acute angiotensin II (Ang II) administration on blood pressure, neural activation in cardioregulatory brain regions, and central and systemic immune responses, at 1 and 24 h post-injection...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912681/divergence-in-morris-water-maze-based-cognitive-performance-under-chronic-stress-is-associated-with-the-hippocampal-whole-transcriptomic-modification-in-mice
#17
Seung H Jung, Milene L Brownlow, Matteo Pellegrini, Ryan Jankord
Individual susceptibility determines the magnitude of stress effects on cognitive function. The hippocampus, a brain region of memory consolidation, is vulnerable to stressful environments, and the impact of stress on hippocampus may determine individual variability in cognitive performance. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to define the relationship between the divergence in spatial memory performance under chronically unpredictable stress and an associated transcriptomic alternation in hippocampus, the brain region of spatial memory consolidation...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910941/-effects-of-src-on-cervical-cancer-cells-proliferation-and-apoptosis-through-erk-signal-transduction-pathway
#18
Z C Song, L Ding, Z Y Ren, X S Sun, Q Yang, L Wang, M J Feng, C L Liu, J T Wang
Objective: To explore the effect of Src on cervical cancer cells through ERK signal transduction pathway. Methods: Experimental study was carried out in vitro. Cervical cancer cell lines Hela (HPV-positive) and C33A (HPV-negative) were treated with Src kinase inhibitor PP2. Then, the cell cycle and apoptosis of each group were evaluated by using flow cytometry (FCM). Western blotting and Real-time PCR were used to detect the levels of the expression of ERK 1/2, c-Fos and c-Jun mRNA and protein respectively...
September 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910587/trichosanthin-attenuates-vascular-injury-induced-neointimal-hyperplasia-following-balloon-catheter-injury-in-rats
#19
Min Qiu, Zheng Yang, Xiao-Hua Guo, Yu-Ting Song, Ming An, Guo-Jun Zhao, Miao Song, Xiao-Min Zhao, Yun-Shan Zhao, Quan-Li Liu
Trichosanthin (TCS), isolated from the root tuber of Trichosantheskirilowii, a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal plant, belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family, was found to exhibit numerous biological and pharmacological activities including anti-inflammatory. However, the effects of TCS on arterial injury induced neointimal hyperplasia and inflammatory cell infiltration remains poorly understood. The aim of study was to examine the effectiveness of TCS on arterial injury-mediated inflammatory processes and underlying mechanisms...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905283/chrysotile-effects-on-the-expression-of-anti-oncogene-p53-and-p16-and-oncogene-c-jun-and-c-fos-in-wistar-rats-lung-tissues
#20
Yan Cui, Yuchan Wang, Jianjun Deng, Gongli Hu, Faqin Dong, Qingbi Zhang
Chrysotile is the most widely used form of asbestos worldwide. China is the world's largest consumer and second largest producer of chrysotile. The carcinogenicity of chrysotile has been extensively documented, and accumulative evidence has shown that chrysotile is capable of causing lung cancer and other forms of cancer. However, molecular mechanisms underlying the tumorigenic effects of chrysotile remained poorly understood. To explore the carcinogenicity of chrysotile, Wistar rats were administered by intratracheal instillation (by an artificial route of administration) for 0, 0...
September 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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