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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334166/grk5-regulates-social-behavior-via-suppression-of-mtorc1-signaling-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex
#1
Bing Niu, Peipei Liu, Minjie Shen, Cao Liu, Li Wang, Feifei Wang, Lan Ma
Impairments in social behaviors are features of a number of psychiatric diseases associated with subtle alterations in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) circuitry. G protein-coupled receptor kinase (GRK) 5 is widely expressing in the cortex, however, its role in regulation of the mPFC activity and the development of social behaviors and psychiatric disorders is unclear. Here, we found that GRK5 dificiency in mice caused social behavior impairments. Further morphological, electrophysiological, and biochemical analyses showed abnormal postsynaptic ultrastructure, impaired excitatory synaptic transmission, the increased association of raptor with mTOR, and overactivated mTORC1-S6K signaling in the mPFC of Grk5-/- mice...
February 27, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330814/ala-pdt-suppressing-the-cell-growth-and-reducing-the-lipogenesis-in-human-sz95-sebocytes-by-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-vitro
#2
Jiang Tuo, Qianqian Wang, Ye Liu, Ying Ma, Li Ma, Jiayi Ying, Chengfeng Zhang, Leihong Xiang
BACKGROUND: 5-Aminolevulinic acid mediated -photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) is known to be effective in treating acne vulgaris and other sebaceous gland-related diseases. However, thetherapeutic mechanisms of ALA-PDT still remain undetermined. In this study, we aimed to investigate theeffects and mechanisms of ALA-PDTon the cell growth and lipogenesis of human SZ95 sebocytes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Human SZ95 sebocytes were treated with different concentration of ALA-PDT...
March 19, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315487/xpln-is-modulated-by-hdac-inhibitors-and-negatively-regulates-sparc-expression-by-targeting-mtorc2-in-human-lung-fibroblasts
#3
Koichiro Kamio, Arata Azuma, Jiro Usuki, Kuniko Matsuda, Minoru Inomata, Nobuhiko Nishijima, Shioto Itakura, Hiroki Hayashi, Takeru Kashiwada, Nariaki Kokuho, Kenichiro Atsumi, Tomoyoshi Yamaguchi, Kazue Fujita, Yoshinobu Saito, Shinji Abe, Kaoru Kubota, Akihiko Gemma
Pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) remains unclear. Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a matricellular protein that participates in the assembly and turnover of the extracellular matrix, whose expression is regulated by transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 through activation of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2). Exchange factor found in platelets, leukemic, and neuronal tissues (XPLN) is an endogenous inhibitor of mTORC2. However, whether XPLN modulates SPARC expression remains unknown...
March 14, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314474/sulforaphane-as-an-adjunctive-to-everolimus-counteracts-everolimus-resistance-in-renal-cancer-cell-lines
#4
Eva Juengel, Stephanie Euler, Sebastian Maxeiner, Jochen Rutz, Saira Justin, Frederik Roos, Wael Khoder, Karen Nelson, Wolf O Bechstein, Roman A Blaheta
BACKGROUND: The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors, everolimus and temsirolimus, have widened therapeutic options to treat renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, chronic treatment with these inhibitors often induces resistance, leading to therapeutic failure. PURPOSE: The natural compound, sulforaphane (SFN), was added to an everolimus based regime in vitro in the hopes of preventing resistance development. METHODS: A panel of RCC cell lines (A498, Caki-1, KTCTL-26) was treated with everolimus or SFN or with an everolimus-SFN-combination, either short- (24h) or long-term (8 weeks), and cell growth, proliferation, apoptosis, and cell cycle phases were measured...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303191/vim-1-carbapenemase-producing-escherichia-coli-in-gulls-from-southern-france
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Marion Vittecoq, Chrislène Laurens, Lionel Brazier, Patrick Durand, Eric Elguero, Audrey Arnal, Frédéric Thomas, Salim Aberkane, Nicolas Renaud, Franck Prugnolle, Jérôme Solassol, Hélène Jean-Pierre, Sylvain Godreuil, François Renaud
Acquired carbapenemases currently pose one of the most worrying public health threats related to antimicrobial resistance. A NDM-1-producing Salmonella Corvallis was reported in 2013 in a wild raptor. Further research was needed to understand the role of wild birds in the transmission of bacteria resistant to carbapenems. Our aim was to investigate the presence of carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli in gulls from southern France. In 2012, we collected 158 cloacal swabs samples from two gull species: yellow-legged gulls (Larus michahellis) that live in close contact with humans and slender-billed gulls (Chroicocephalus genei) that feed at sea...
February 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300280/rapamycin-attenuates-baff-extended-proliferation-and-survival-via-disruption-of-mtorc1-2-signaling-in-normal-and-neoplastic-b-lymphoid-cells
#6
Qingyu Zeng, Shanshan Qin, Hai Zhang, Beibei Liu, Jiamin Qin, Xiaoxue Wang, Ruijie Zhang, Chunxiao Liu, Xiaoqing Dong, Shuangquan Zhang, Shile Huang, Long Chen
B cell activating factor from the TNF family (BAFF) stimulates B-cell proliferation and survival, but excessive BAFF promotes the development of aggressive B cells leading to malignant and autoimmune diseases. Recently, we have reported that rapamycin, a macrocyclic lactone, attenuates human soluble BAFF (hsBAFF)-stimulated B-cell proliferation/survival by suppressing mTOR-mediated PP2A-Erk1/2 signaling pathway. Here, we show that the inhibitory effect of rapamycin on hsBAFF-promoted B cell proliferation/survival is also related to blocking hsBAFF-stimulated phosphorylation of Akt, S6K1 and 4E-BP1, as well as expression of survivin in normal and B-lymphoid (Raji and Daudi) cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290221/microbiological-diagnosis-and-antimicrobial-sensitivity-profiles-in-diseased-free-living-raptors
#7
Anna Vidal, Laia Baldomà, Rafael A Molina-Lopez, Marga Martin, Laila Darwich
Free-living raptors (birds of prey) can act as reservoirs of potentially zoonotic agents but they also can be affected by microorganisms as target hosts. In this retrospective study, microbiological results (n=663) and antibiotic sensitivity profiles (n=108) of bacterial isolates were analyzed from diseased free-living raptors. Sixty-nine percent of cases (n=457) yielded bacteria: 58% were in pure culture and 42% were of different species. Remarkably, samples from necropsies (47%) had higher percentage of pure isolations than those obtained from clinical (31%) samples (p<0...
March 14, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287249/mtorc1-and-mtorc2-play-different-roles-in-regulating-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-from-embryonic-stem-cells
#8
Bei Zheng, Jiadan Wang, Leilei Tang, Jiana Shi, Danyan Zhu
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine/threonine kinase and functions through two distinct complexes, mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) and complex 2 (mTORC2), with their key components Raptor and Rictor, to play crucial roles in cellular survival and growth. However, the roles of mTORC1 and mTORC2 in regulating cardiomyocyte differentiation from mouse embryonic stem (mES) cells are not clear. In this study, we performed Raptor or Rictor knockdown experiments to investigate the roles of mTORC1 and mTORC2 in cardiomyocyte differentiation...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285138/molecular-details-of-the-raptor-binding-motif-on-arabidopsis-s6-kinase
#9
Ora Son, Sunghan Kim, Yoon-Sun Hur, Choong-Ill Cheon
A putative raptor-binding fragment was identified from Arabidopsis S6 kinase 1 (AtS6K1) N-terminal domain in our previous study. Here, we report a further characterization of this fragment, which identified a 12-amino acid core element absolutely required for the interaction. Although the amino acid sequence of the element per se had no significant homology with the canonical consensus of the TOS (TOR-signaling) motif found in the mammalian TOR (target of rapamycin) kinase substrates, its overall sequence composition is similar to that of the TOS motif in that the acidic and non-polar amino acids residues are arranged in alternating fashion and having one or two of the bulky hydrophobic amino acid (F) buried in the interior...
March 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275690/intestinal-epithelial-specific-mtorc1-activation-enhances-intestinal-adaptation-after-small-bowel-resection
#10
Lauren Barron, Raphael C Sun, Bola Aladegbami, Christopher R Erwin, Brad W Warner, Jun Guo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal adaptation is a compensatory response to the massive loss of small intestine after surgical resection. We investigated the role of intestinal epithelial cell-specific mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (i-mTORC1) in intestinal adaptation after massive small bowel resection (SBR). METHODS: We performed 50% proximal SBR on mice to study adaptation. To manipulate i-mTORC1 activity, Villin-Cre(ER) transgenic mice were crossed with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)1(flox/flox) or Raptor(flox/flox) mice to inducibly activate or inactivate i-mTORC1 activity with tamoxifen...
March 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272429/individual-movement-strategies-revealed-through-novel-clustering-of-emergent-movement-patterns
#11
Denis Valle, Sreten Cvetojevic, Ellen P Robertson, Brian E Reichert, Hartwig H Hochmair, Robert J Fletcher
Understanding movement is critical in several disciplines but analysis methods often neglect key information by adopting each location as sampling unit, rather than each individual. We introduce a novel statistical method that, by focusing on individuals, enables better identification of temporal dynamics of connectivity, traits of individuals that explain emergent movement patterns, and sites that play a critical role in connecting subpopulations. We apply this method to two examples that span movement networks that vary considerably in size and questions: movements of an endangered raptor, the snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus), and human movement in Florida inferred from Twitter...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270414/targeting-mtor-signaling-can-prevent-the-progression-of-fsgs
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Stefan Zschiedrich, Tillmann Bork, Wei Liang, Nicola Wanner, Kristina Eulenbruch, Stefan Munder, Björn Hartleben, Oliver Kretz, Simon Gerber, Matias Simons, Amandine Viau, Martine Burtin, Changli Wei, Jochen Reiser, Nadja Herbach, Maria-Pia Rastaldi, Clemens D Cohen, Pierre-Louis Tharaux, Fabiola Terzi, Gerd Walz, Markus Gödel, Tobias B Huber
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling is involved in a variety of kidney diseases. Clinical trials administering mTOR inhibitors to patients with FSGS, a prototypic podocyte disease, led to conflicting results, ranging from remission to deterioration of kidney function. Here, we combined complex genetic titration of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) levels in murine glomerular disease models, pharmacologic studies, and human studies to precisely delineate the role of mTOR in FSGS. mTORC1 target genes were significantly induced in microdissected glomeruli from both patients with FSGS and a murine FSGS model...
March 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250969/mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-alleviating-sepsis-induced-mice-cardiac-dysfunction-via-inhibition-of-mtorc1-p70s6k-signal-pathway
#13
Wei Huang, Wensi Fan, Yabin Wang, Dong Han, Xiujuan Li, Shuang Li, Congye Li, Bin Xu, Yuesheng Huang, Xiaobin Fu, Feng Cao
Sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients suffered from severe trauma. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) -based treatment has been verified as a promising approach to mitigate the sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction, but the mechanism is still ambiguous. Thus, our study was designed to explore the potential role of MSCs in sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction. In vivo bioluminescence imaging revealed 80% acute donor cell death of bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs) within 3 days after transplantation...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239780/sesamin-extends-lifespan-through-pathways-related-to-dietary-restriction-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#14
Yumiko Nakatani, Yukie Yaguchi, Tomomi Komura, Masakazu Nakadai, Kenji Terao, Eriko Kage-Nakadai, Yoshikazu Nishikawa
PURPOSE: Sesamin, a polyphenolic compound found in sesame seeds, has been reported to exert a variety of beneficial health effects. We have previously reported that sesamin increases the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the longevity effect of sesamin in C. elegans. METHODS: Starting from three days of age, Caenorhabditis elegans animals were fed a standard diet alone or supplemented with sesamin...
February 26, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223542/the-in-vitro-and-vivo-effects-of-nuclear-and-cytosolic-parafibromin-expression-on-the-aggressive-phenotypes-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-a-search-of-potential-gene-therapy-target
#15
Hua-Chuan Zheng, Jia-Jie Liu, Jing Li, Ji-Cheng Wu, Lei Yang, Gui-Feng Zhao, Xin Zhao, Hua-Mao Jiang, Ke-Qiang Huang, Zhi-Jie Li
Down-regulated parafibromin is positively linked to the pathogenesis of parathyroid, lung, breast, ovarian, gastric and colorectal cancers. Here, we found that wild-type (WT) parafibromin overexpression suppressed proliferation, tumor growth, induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in colorectal cancer cells (p<0.05), but it was the converse for mutant-type (MT, mutation in nucleus localization sequence) parafibromin (p<0.05). Both WT and MT transfectants inhibited migration and invasion, and caused better differentiation (p<0...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218386/glucose-adsorption-to-chitosan-membranes-increases-proliferation-of-human-chondrocyte-via-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-complex-1-and-sterol-regulatory-element-binding-protein-1-signaling
#16
Shun-Fu Chang, Kuo-Chin Huang, Chin-Chang Cheng, Yu-Ping Su, Ko-Chao Lee, Cheng-Nan Chen, Hsin-I Chang
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is currently still an irreversible degenerative disease of the articular cartilage. Recent, dextrose (D-glucose) intraarticular injection prolotherapy for OA patients has been reported to benefit the chondrogenic stimulation of damaged cartilage. However, the detailed mechanism of glucose's effect on cartilage repair remains unclear. Chitosan, a naturally derived polysaccharide, has recently been investigated as a surgical or dental dressing to control breeding...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214587/paqr3-augments-amino-acid-deprivation-induced-autophagy-by-inhibiting-mtorc1-signaling
#17
Lin Wang, Yi Pan, Meiqin Huang, Xue You, Feifan Guo, Yan Chen
Amino acids are the key activators of the mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1, mainly composed of mTOR, Raptor and mLST8) required for cell growth and proliferation. On the other hand, deprivation of amino acids induces autophagy via inhibition of mTORC1 signaling. We report here that amino acid-induced mTORC1 activity and amino acid deprivation-induced autophagy are regulated by PAQR3, a newly found tumor suppressor. At the cellular level, PAQR3 negatively regulates amino acid-induced activation of mTORC1. The N-terminal end of PAQR3 interacts with the WD domains of Raptor and mLST8 directly...
February 16, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212891/sulforaphane-inhibits-platelet-derived-growth-factor-induced-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-by-targeting-mtor-p70s6kinase-signaling-independent-of-nrf2-activation
#18
Noha M Shawky, Lakshman Segar
Activation of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2, a transcription factor) and/or inhibition of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) are implicated in the suppression of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation. The present study has examined the likely regulatory effects of sulforaphane (SFN, an antioxidant) on Nrf2 activation and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-induced mTOR signaling in VSMCs. Using human aortic VSMCs, nuclear extraction and siRNA-mediated downregulation studies were performed to determine the role of Nrf2 on SFN regulation of PDGF-induced proliferative signaling...
February 14, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211246/dna-amplification-in-the-field-move-over-pcr-here-comes-lamp
#19
Patricia L M Lee
It would not be an exaggeration to say that among molecular technologies, it is PCR (polymerase chain reaction) that underpins the discipline of molecular ecology as we know it today. With PCR, it has been possible to target the amplification of particular fragments of DNA, which can then be analysed in a multitude of ways. The capability of PCR to amplify DNA from a mere handful of copies further means that conservationists and ecologists are able to sample DNA unobtrusively and with minimal disturbance to the environment and the organisms of interest...
March 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209509/the-visual-system-of-diurnal-raptors-updated-review
#20
J González-Martín-Moro, J L Hernández-Verdejo, A Clement-Corral
OBJECTIVE: Diurnal birds of prey (raptors) are considered the group of animals with highest visual acuity (VA). The purpose of this work is to review all the information recently published about the visual system of this group of animals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A bibliographic search was performed in PubMed. The algorithm used was (raptor OR falcon OR kestrel OR hawk OR eagle) AND (vision OR «visual acuity» OR eye OR macula OR retina OR fovea OR «nictitating membrane» OR «chromatic vision» OR ultraviolet)...
February 13, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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