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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239238/cytokine-imbalance-as-a-common-mechanism-in-both-psoriasis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#1
Yong Tan, Qiu Qi, Cheng Lu, Xuyan Niu, Yanping Bai, Chunyan Jiang, Yang Wang, Youwen Zhou, Aiping Lu, Cheng Xiao
Psoriasis (PS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Previous studies showed that these two diseases had a common pathogenesis, but the precise molecular mechanism remains unclear. In this study, RNA sequencing of peripheral blood mononuclear cells was employed to explore both the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) of 10 PS and 10 RA patients compared with those of 10 healthy volunteers and the shared DEGs between these two diseases. Bioinformatics network analysis was used to reveal the connections among the shared DEGs and the corresponding molecular mechanism...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238614/synthesis-and-in-vitro-biological-evaluation-of-novel-quinazoline-derivatives
#2
Yaling Zhang, Ying Zhang, Juan Liu, Li Chen, Lijun Zhao, Baolin Li, Wei Wang
A series of novel 4-arylamino-6-(5-substituted furan-2-yl)quinazoline derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated on biological activities in vitro. Compound 2a, 3a and 3c exhibited highly anti-proliferation activities on all tested tumor cell lines including SW480, A549, A431 and NCI-H1975 cells. Especially, compound 2a not only exhibited strong anti-proliferation activities against the tumor cell lines which expressed wild type or mutant EGFR(L858R/T790M), but also showed the most potent inhibitory activity toward wild type EGFR (IC50=5...
February 16, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237619/glutamate-affects-the-production-of-epoxyeicosanoids-within-the-brain-the-up-regulation-of-brain-cyp2j-through-the-mapk-creb-signaling-pathway
#3
Mingzhou Liu, Quanfei Zhu, Jinhua Wu, Xuming Yu, Mingbai Hu, Xianfei Xie, Zheqiong Yang, Jing Yang, Yu-Qi Feng, Jiang Yue
Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, and chronic glutamate excitotoxicity has been thought to be involved in numerous neurodegenerative diseases. We investigated the effects of glutamate at concentrations lower than the usual extrasynaptic concentrations on the production of epoxyeicosanoids mediated by brain CYP2J. Glutamate increased CYP2J2 mRNA levels in astrocytes in a dose-dependent manner, while an antagonist of the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 (mGlu5 receptor) attenuated the glutamate-induced increases in CYP2J2 levels by glutamate...
February 22, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236621/proapoptotic-and-growth-inhibitory-effects-of-plumbagin-on-human-gastric-cancer-cells-via-suppression-of-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-and-protein-kinase-b
#4
Jing Li, Jia Li, Guowei Cai, Lin Shen, Furong Lu
Context • Gastric cancer (GC) is the fourth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. The current treatments include surgery and chemotherapy, either alone or in combination with radiotherapy, but the prognosis for patients with GC is usually poor. A safe and effective chemopreventive treatment for this malignant disease is urgently needed. Objective • The study intended to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of plumbagin, a quinonoid constituent that is derived from the roots of the medicinal plant Plumbago zeylanica, which exhibits potent anticancer properties against a number of cancers...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235709/role-of-erk1-2-activation-and-nnos-uncoupling-on-endothelial-dysfunction-induced-by-lysophosphatidylcholine
#5
Gianne P Campos-Mota, Juliana M Navia-Pelaez, Jessica Cristina Araujo-Souza, Nikos Stergiopulos, Luciano S A Capettini
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) - a main component of oxidized LDL - is involved in endothelial dysfunction that precedes atherosclerosis, with an increased superoxide anions and a reduced NO production via endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) uncoupling. However, there is no evidence about the mechanisms involved in neuronal NOS (nNOS) uncoupling. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) is related to the control of NO production and inflammatory gene transcription activation in atherosclerosis...
November 18, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235485/modulation-of-autophagy-in-exjsrv-env-transfected-cells-through-the-akt-mtor-and-mapk-signaling-pathway
#6
Xiaolin Sun, Fangyuan Du, Shuying Liu
The envelope (Env) of Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) is an oncoprotein of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA). Autophagy is involved in different cancers, but how it is carcinogenic in JSRV Env is unclear. Modulation of autophagy in exJSRV-env-NM-transfected cells through the Akt/mTOR and MAPK signaling pathway was studied, and we observed strong positive labeling of p-Akt, p-mTOR, p-MEK1/2, p-ERK1/2, p-p38 and p-JNK in tumor cells and typical type II pneumocytes in naturally infected OPA lung tissues, which was co-aligned with JSRV-Env positive cells as shown by immunohistochemical and microscopic analysis...
February 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231291/osteosarcoma-cell-proliferation-and-survival-requires-mglur5-receptor-activity-and-is-blocked-by-riluzole
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Sally Liao, Yuleisy Ruiz, Hira Gulzar, Zarina Yelskaya, Lyes Ait Taouit, Murielle Houssou, Trisha Jaikaran, Yuriy Schvarts, Kristina Kozlitina, Upal Basu-Roy, Alka Mansukhani, Shahana S Mahajan
Osteosarcomas are malignant tumors of bone, most commonly seen in children and adolescents. Despite advances in modern medicine, the poor survival rate of metastatic osteosarcoma has not improved in two decades. In the present study we have investigated the effect of Riluzole on a human and mouse metastatic osteosarcoma cells. We show that LM7 cells secrete glutamate in the media and that mGluR5 receptors are required for the proliferation of LM7 cells. Riluzole, which is known to inhibit glutamate release, inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis and prevents migration of LM7 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231262/oleanolic-acid-induces-migration-in-mv1lu-and-mda-mb-231-epithelial-cells-involving-egf-receptor-and-map-kinases-activation
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Ángel Bernabé-García, David Armero-Barranco, Sergio Liarte, María Ruzafa-Martínez, Antonio Jesús Ramos-Morcillo, Francisco José Nicolás
During wound healing, skin function is restored by the action of several cell types that undergo differentiation, migration, proliferation and/or apoptosis. These dynamics are tightly regulated by the evolution of the extra cellular matrix (ECM) contents along the process. Pharmacologically active flavonoids have shown to exhibit useful physiological properties interesting in pathological states. Among them, oleanolic acid (OA), a pentacyclic triterpene, shows promising properties over wound healing, as increased cell migration in vitro and improved wound resolution in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230313/crosstalk-between-smad2-3-and-specific-isoforms-of-erk-in-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-timp-3-expression-in-rat-chondrocytes
#9
Yanhui Zhu, Jianhua Gu, Tong Zhu, Chen Jin, Xiaopeng Hu, Xiang Wang
This study investigated the roles of ERK1 and ERK2 in transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-3 (TIMP-3) expression in rat chondrocytes, and the specific roles of ERK1 and ERK2 in crosstalk with Smad2/3 were investigated to demonstrate the molecular mechanism of ERK1/2 regulation of TGF-β1 signalling. To examine the interaction of specific isoforms of ERK and the Smad2/3 signalling pathway, chondrocytes were infected with LV expressing either ERK1 or ERK2 siRNA and stimulated with or without TGF-β1...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230290/a3-adenosine-receptor-agonist-inhibited-survival-of-breast-cancer-stem-cells-via-gli-1-and-erk1-2-pathway
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Seyyed Mehdi Jafari, Mojtaba Panjehpour, Mahmoud Aghaei, Hamid Reza Joshaghani, Seyed Ehsan Enderami
Numerous studies have demonstrated the role of A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) and signaling pathways in the multiple aspects of the tumor. However, there is a little study about the function of A3AR in the biological processes of cancer stem cells (CSCs). CSCs have a critical role in the maintenance and survival of breast cancer. The aim of current study was to investigate the effect of A3AR agonist on breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs). XTT assay showed antiprolierative effect of A3AR agonist (Cl-IB-MECA) on BCSCs...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230282/ablation-of-cyclophilin-d-results-in-an-activation-of-fak-akt-and-erk-pathways-in-the-mouse-heart
#11
Jelena Klawitter, Tamas Seres, Alexander Pennington, Jonathan-Thomas Beatty, Jost Klawitter, Uwe Christians
Cyclophilin D (CypD) is a mitochondrial chaperone that regulates the mitochondrial permeability transition pore. Metabolically, deletion of Ppif (the gene encoding CypD) in mice is associated with elevated levels of mitochondrial matrix Ca(2+) that leads to increased glucose as relative to fatty acid oxidation. Here, we characterized the adaptive mechanisms involved in the regulation of glucose metabolism including the regulation of Akt and ERK kinases that we evaluated by Western blot analysis of Ppif-/-in comparison to wild type (WT) mouse hearts...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230177/storage-of-passive-motion-pattern-in-hippocampal-ca1-region-depends-on-camkii-creb-signaling-pathway-in-a-motion-sickness-rodent-model
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Junqin Wang, Jiluo Liu, Leilei Pan, Ruirui Qi, Peng Liu, Wei Zhou, Yiling Cai
Sensory mismatch between actual motion information and anticipated sensory patterns (internal model) is the etiology of motion sickness (MS). Some evidence supports that hippocampus might involve the neural storage of the "internal model". This study established an "internal model" acquisition-retention behavioral model using a repeated habituation rotation training protocol. We tried to identify the hippocampal subregion involved in "internal model" retention using chemical lesion methods. Hippocampal kinases (CaMK, CaMKIV, CREB and ERK1/2) phosphorylation in the target subregion was assayed and the effects of kinase inhibitors (KN93 or U0126) on "internal model" retention were investigated...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228611/anti-diabetic-action-of-all-trans-retinoic-acid-and-the-orphan-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gprc5c-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Stefan Amisten, Israa Mohammad Al-Amily, Arvind Soni, Ross Hawkes, Patricio Atanes, Shanta Jean Persaud, Patrik Rorsman, Albert Salehi
Pancreatic islets express high levels of the orphan G-protein coupled receptor C5C (GPRC5C), the function of which remains to be established. Here we have examined the role of GPRC5C in the regulation of insulin secretion and β-cell survival and proliferation using human and mouse pancreatic islets. The expression of GPRC5C was analysed by RNA-sequencing, qPCR, western blotting and confocal microscopy. Insulin secretion and cell viability were determined by RIA and MTS assays, respectively. GPRC5C mRNA expression and protein level were reduced in the islets from type-2 diabetic donors...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225063/targeted-inhibition-of-focal-adhesion-kinase-attenuates-cardiac-fibrosis-and-preserves-heart-function-in-adverse-cardiac-remodeling
#14
Jie Zhang, Guangpu Fan, Hui Zhao, Zhiwei Wang, Fei Li, Peide Zhang, Jing Zhang, Xu Wang, Wei Wang
Cardiac fibrosis in post-myocardial infarction (MI), seen in both infarcted and non-infarcted myocardium, is beneficial to the recovery of heart function. But progressively pathological fibrosis impairs ventricular function and leads to poor prognosis. FAK has recently received attention as a potential mediator of fibrosis, our previous study reported that pharmacological inhibition of FAK can attenuate cardiac fibrosis in post MI models. However, the long-term effects on cardiac function and adverse cardiac remodelling were not clearly investigated...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225023/traditional-chinese-medicine-suppresses-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-by-targeting-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinases-signaling-pathway-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#15
Xingjiang Xiong, Xiaochen Yang, Lian Duan, Wei Liu, Yun Zhang, Yongmei Liu, Pengqian Wang, Shengjie Li, Xiaoke Li
Chinese herbal medicine Bu-Shen-Jiang-Ya decoction (BSJYD) is reported to be beneficial for hypertension. Over expression of extracellular signal regulated kinases (ERK) pathway plays an important role in left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). This study aimed to observe effects of BSJYD on LVH in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and explore its possible mechanism on regulation of ERK pathway. Sixty 12-week-old SHRs were randomly allocated into 5 groups: BSJYD high dose group, middle dose group, low dose group, captopril group, and control group...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223944/il-1%C3%AE-induced-downregulation-of-the-multifunctional-pdz-adaptor-pdzk1-is-attenuated-by-erk-inhibition-rxr%C3%AE-or-ppar%C3%AE-stimulation-in-enterocytes
#16
Min Luo, Sunil Yeruva, Yongjian Liu, Giriprakash Chodisetti, Brigitte Riederer, Manoj B Menon, Keisuke Tachibana, Takefumi Doi, Ursula E Seidler
Background: The PDZ adaptor protein PDZK1 modulates the membrane expression and function of a variety of intestinal receptors and ion/nutrient transporters. Its expression is strongly decreased in inflamed intestinal mucosa of mice and IBD patients. Aim and Methods: We investigated whether the inflammation-associated PDZK1 downregulation is a direct consequence of proinflammatory cytokine release by treating intestinal Caco-2BBE cells with TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-1β, and analysing PDZK1 promotor activity, mRNA and protein expression...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223541/targeting-growth-hormone-receptor-in-human-melanoma-cells-attenuates-tumor-progression-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-suppression-of-multiple-oncogenic-pathways
#17
Reetobrata Basu, Shiyong Wu, John J Kopchick
Recent reports have confirmed highest levels of growth hormone (GH) receptor (GHR) transcripts in melanoma, one of the most aggressive forms of human cancer. Yet the mechanism of GH action in melanoma remains mostly unknown. Here, using human malignant melanoma cells, we examined the effects of GH excess or siRNA mediated GHR knock-down (GHRKD) on tumor proliferation, migration and invasion. GH promoted melanoma progression while GHRKD attenuated the same. Western blot analysis revealed drastic modulation of multiple oncogenic signaling pathways (JAK2, STAT1, STAT3, STAT5, AKT, mTOR, SRC and ERK1/2) following addition of GH or GHRKD...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223314/attenuation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-egf-signaling-by-growth-hormone-gh
#18
Lorena Gonzalez, Johanna Gabriela Miquet, Pablo E Irene, María Eugenia Díaz, Soledad P Rossi, Ana Isabel Sotelo, Mónica B Frungieri, Cristal M Hill, Andrzej Bartke, Daniel Turyn
Transgenic mice overexpressing growth hormone (GH) show increased hepatic protein content of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is broadly associated with cell proliferation and oncogenesis. However, chronically elevated levels of GH result in desensitization of STAT-mediated EGF signal and similar response of Erk1/2 and Akt signaling to EGF compared to normal mice. To ascertain the mechanisms involved in GH attenuation of EGF signaling and the consequences on cell cycle promotion, phosphorylation of signaling mediators was studied at different time points after EGF stimulation, and induction of proteins involved in cell cycle progression was assessed in normal and GH-overexpressing transgenic mice...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223102/inflammatory-cytokines-il-17-and-tnf-%C3%AE-up-regulate-pd-l1-expression-in-human-prostate-and-colon-cancer-cells
#19
Xun Wang, Lingyun Yang, Feng Huang, Qiuyang Zhang, Sen Liu, Lin Ma, Zongbing You
Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) acts on PD-1 ligands (PD-L1 and PD-L2) to suppress activation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Interleukin-17 (IL-17) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are co-expressed by T helper 17 (TH17) cells in many tumors. The purpose of this study was to test if IL-17 and TNF-α may synergistically induce PD-L1 expression in human prostate cancer LNCaP and human colon cancer HCT116 cell lines. We found that IL-17 did not induce PD-L1 mRNA expression, but up-regulated PD-L1 protein expression in HCT116 and LNCaP cells...
February 14, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222855/direct-growth-inhibitory-effects-of-prostaglandin-e2-in%C3%A2-pancreatic-cancer-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro-through-an-ep4-pka-mediated-mechanism
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Andrea Schmidt, James Sinnett-Smith, Steven Young, Hui-Hua Chang, O Joe Hines, David W Dawson, Enrique Rozengurt, Guido Eibl
BACKGROUND: There is strong evidence linking inflammation and the development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and COX-2-derived PGE2 are overexpressed in human and murine pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Several studies have demonstrated an important role of COX-2-derived PGE2 in tumor-stroma interactions; however, the direct growth effects of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells is less well defined. Our aim was to investigate the effects of PGE2 on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cell growth and to characterize the underlying mechanisms...
February 17, 2017: Surgery
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