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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204091/lipocalin-2-as-a-clinical-significance-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Arif Gulkesen, Gurkan Akgol, Ahmet K Poyraz, Suleyman Aydin, Affan Denk, Tulay Yildirim, Arzu Kaya
Aim of the study: In this study, serum lipokalin 2 (LCN-2) levels and its clinical and radiological significance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis was evaluated. Material and methods: The study enrolled 37 patients with RA and 34 healthy controls. Serum LCN-2 level was measured using ELISA method. Patients with DAS 28 scores ≤ 3.2, and > 3.2 were allocated into lower and high/moderate disease activity groups, respectively. Additionally patients were divided into 2 groups as early RA (disease duration ≤ 2 years) and established RA (duration of the disease ≥ 2 years)...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168343/lipocalin-2-lcn2-interferes-with-iron-uptake-by-brucella-abortus-and-dampens-immunoregulation-during-infection-of-raw-264-7-macrophages
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Huynh Tan Hop, Lauren Togonon Arayan, Tran Xuan Ngoc Huy, Alisha Wehdnesday Bernardo Reyes, Eun Jin Baek, WonGi Min, Hu Jang Lee, Man Hee Rhee, Kenta Watanabe, Hong Hee Chang, Suk Kim
Lipocalin 2 (Lcn2) is an important innate immunity component against bacterial pathogens. In this study, we report that Lcn2 is induced by Brucella (B.) abortus infection and significantly contributes to the restriction of intracellular survival of Brucella in macrophages. We found that Lcn2 prevented iron uptake by B. abortus through two distinct mechanisms. First, Lcn2 is secreted to capture bacterial siderophore(s) and abrogate iron import by Brucella. Second, Lcn2 decreases the intracellular iron levels during Brucella infection, which probably deprives the invading Brucella of the iron source needed for growth...
November 22, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154799/integrative-omics-data-analyses-of-repeated-dose-toxicity-of-valproic-acid-in-vitro-reveal-new-mechanisms-of-steatosis-induction
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Simone G J van Breda, Sandra M H Claessen, Marcel van Herwijnen, Daniël H J Theunissen, Danyel G J Jennen, Theo M C M de Kok, Jos C S Kleinjans
Valproic acid (VPA) is a very potent anti-cancer and neuro-protective drug probably by its HDAC inhibiting properties, which may cause steatosis in the liver. The present study investigates the effect of repetitive VPA treatment of primary human hepatocytes (PHH) on whole genome gene expression-, DNA methylation-, and miRNA changes, using microarrays and integrated data analyses. PHH were exposed to a non-cytotoxic dose of VPA for 5days daily which induced lipid accumulation. Part of the PHH was left untreated for 3days for studying the persistence of 'omics' changes...
November 14, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138470/obesity-promoting-and-anti-thermogenic-effects-of-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-in-mice
#4
Akira Ishii, Goro Katsuura, Hirotaka Imamaki, Hiroyuki Kimura, Keita P Mori, Takashige Kuwabara, Masato Kasahara, Hideki Yokoi, Kousaku Ohinata, Tomoko Kawanishi, Junichi Tsuchida, Yuji Nakamoto, Kazuwa Nakao, Motoko Yanagita, Masashi Mukoyama, Kiyoshi Mori
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL, lipocalin 2 or LCN2) is an iron carrier protein whose circulating level is increased by kidney injury, bacterial infection and obesity, but its metabolic consequence remains elusive. To study physiological role of LCN2 in energy homeostasis, we challenged female Lcn2 knockout (KO) and wild-type (WT) mice with high fat diet (HFD) or cold exposure. Under normal diet, physical constitutions of Lcn2 KO and WT mice were indistinguishable. During HFD treatment, Lcn2 KO mice exhibited larger brown adipose tissues (BAT), consumed more oxygen, ate more food and gained less body weights as compared to WT mice...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122651/downregulation-of-lipocalin-2-and-bim-expression-after-remote-limb-preconditioning-in-the-ischemic-rat-brain
#5
Mingli Liu, Jing Chen, Shufan Zhang, Chuancheng Ren
Although it has been proved that remote limb preconditioning (RPC) can exert neurological protection effects after ischemic cerebral stroke (ICS), the underlying mechanisms of RPC still need to be elucidated for its better transformation to clinical application. Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) was upregulated after cerebral ischemia and mediated reperfusion injury in the models of ischemic stroke. So here, we investigated that whether RPC could downregulate the levels of LCN2 protein and its receptor resulting from cerebral ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury...
November 6, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108879/remyelination-modulators-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#6
Rabeah Al-Temaimi, Jehad AbuBaker, Irina Al-Khairi, Raed Alroughani
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complex autoimmune neuro-inflammatory disorder characterized by persistent MS plaques in the central nervous system. Resolution of MS plaques is dependent on the remyelination competence of surviving oligodendrocytes and surrounding environment. Here, we assessed myelination modulators in a 100 MS patients against 77 healthy controls. Plasma fractions were used for the assessment of insulin growth factor binding protein1 (IGFBP1), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and lipocalin2 (LCN2) using a Luminex multiplex assay, whereas neurofilament light chain (NF-L) was assessed with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
November 8, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098164/cell-signaling-pathway-in-12-o-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-induced-lcn2-gene-transcription-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Lingying Meng, Muting Wang, Zepeng Du, Zhongmin Fang, Bingli Wu, Jianyi Wu, Wenming Xie, Jian Shen, Tianxiang Zhu, XieE Xu, Liandi Liao, Liyan Xu, Enmin Li, Bin Lan
LCN2 is involved in various cellular functions, including transport of small hydrophobic molecules, protection of MMP9 from proteolytic degradation, and regulating innate immunity. LCN2 is elevated in multiple human cancers, frequently being associated with tumor size, stage, and invasiveness. Our previous studies have shown that LCN2 expression could be induced by 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) by the binding of five nucleoproteins (MISP, KLF10, KLF15, PPP1R18, and RXRβ) at a novel TPA-responsive element (TRE), at -152~-60 bp of the 5' flanking region of the LCN2 promoter...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078046/dendritic-polyglycerol-sulfates-in-the-prevention-of-synaptic-loss-and-mechanism-of-action-on-glia
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Dusica Maysinger, Jeff Ji, Alexandre Moquin, Shireen Hossain, Mark A Hancock, Issan Zhang, Philip K Y Chang, Matthew Rigby, Madeleine Anthonisen, Peter Grutter, John C S Breitner, R Anne McKinney, Sabine Reimann, Rainer Haag, Gerhard Multhaup
Dendritic polyglycerols (dPG), particularly dendritic polyglycerol sulfates (dPGS), have been intensively studied due to their intrinsic anti-inflammatory activity. As related to brain pathologies involving neuroinflammation, the current study examined if dPG and dPGS can (i) regulate neuroglial activation, and (ii) normalize the morphology and function of excitatory postsynaptic dendritic spines adversely affected by the neurotoxic 42 amino acid amyloid-β (Aβ42) peptide of Alzheimer disease (AD). The exact role of neuroglia, such as microglia and astrocytes, remains controversial especially their positive and negative impact on inflammatory processes in AD...
October 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061384/motoneuron-degeneration-in-the-trigeminal-motor-nucleus-innervating-the-masseter-muscle-in-dystonia-musculorum-mice
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M Ibrahim Hossain, Masao Horie, Nozomu Yoshioka, Masayuki Kurose, Kensuke Yamamura, Hirohide Takebayashi
Dystonia musculorum (dt) mice, which have a mutation in the Dystonin (Dst) gene, are used as animal models to investigate the human disease known as hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type VI. Massive neuronal cell death is observed, mainly in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of dt mice. We and others have recently reported a histopathological feature of these mice that neurofilament (NF) accumulates in various areas of the central nervous system (CNS), including motor pathways. Although dt mice show motor disorder and growth retardation, the causes for these are still unknown...
October 20, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029438/lipocalin-2-regulates-intestine-bacterial-survival-by-interplaying-with-siderophore-in-a-weaned-piglet-model-of-escherichia-coli-infection
#10
Bing-Xiu Guo, Qian-Qian Wang, Jia-Hui Li, Zhen-Shun Gan, Xiao-Feng Zhang, Yi-Zhen Wang, Hua-Hua Du
Iron is an essential nutrient that facilitates cell proliferation and growth, which plays a pivotal role in modulating the battle for survival between mammalian hosts and their pathogens. Pathogenic bacteria secrete siderophores to acquire iron from the host. However, lipocalin 2 (Lcn2), a siderophore-binding antimicrobial protein, binds to siderophores to prevent bacterial uptake of iron, which is critical for the control of systemic infection with Escherichia coli (E. coli). But few studies focus on the anti-infective response of Lcn2 in the intestines by inhibiting bacterial proliferation based on microbial iron metabolism...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025594/gene-expression-profiling-pathway-analysis-and-subtype-classification-reveal-molecular-heterogeneity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-suggest-subtype-specific-therapeutic-targets
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Rahul Agarwal, Jitendra Narayan, Amitava Bhattacharyya, Mayank Saraswat, Anil Kumar Tomar
A very low 5-year survival rate among hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients is mainly due to lack of early stage diagnosis, distant metastasis and high risk of postoperative recurrence. Hence ascertaining novel biomarkers for early diagnosis and patient specific therapeutics is crucial and urgent. Here, we have performed a comprehensive analysis of the expression data of 423 HCC patients (373 tumors and 50 controls) downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) followed by pathway enrichment by gene ontology annotations, subtype classification and overall survival analysis...
October 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992339/stat3-inhibition-attenuates-the-progressive-phenotypes-of-alport-syndrome-mouse-model
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Tsubasa Yokota, Kohei Omachi, Mary Ann Suico, Misato Kamura, Haruka Kojima, Ryosuke Fukuda, Keishi Motomura, Keisuke Teramoto, Shota Kaseda, Jun Kuwazuru, Toru Takeo, Naomi Nakagata, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Hirofumi Kai
Background: Alport syndrome (AS) is a hereditary, progressive nephritis caused by mutation of type IV collagen. Previous studies have shown that activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) exacerbates other renal diseases, but whether STAT3 activation exacerbates AS pathology is still unknown. Here we aim to investigate the involvement of STAT3 in the progression of AS. Method: Phosphorylated STAT3 expression was assessed by immunoblotting analysis of kidneys and glomeruli of an AS mouse model ( Col4a5 G5X mutant)...
August 17, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973641/l-carnitine-via-ppar%C3%AE-and-sirt1-dependent-mechanisms-attenuates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-renal-fibrosis-caused-by-perfluorooctanesulfonate
#13
Hsiu-Chu Chou, Li-Li Wen, Chih-Cheng Chang, Chien-Yu Lin, Lu Jin, Shu-Hui Juan
We have previously reported that perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) causes cell apoptosis in renal tubular epithelial cells (RTCs). Here, we extend our findings and provide evidence of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-associated renal fibrosis caused by PFOS and the protection by L-carnitine. Our results demonstrate that PFOS increased the expression of EMT and renal injury biomarkers (e.g., N-cadherin, vimentin, Snail, Kim1, and Lcn2). Additionally, PFOS caused EMT induction through Sirt1-mediated PPARγ deacetylation and inactivation...
August 30, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938414/sex-and-tissue-specific-role-of-estrogen-sulfotransferase-in-energy-homeostasis-and-insulin-sensitivity
#14
Wojciech G Garbacz, Mengxi Jiang, Meishu Xu, Jun Yamauchi, H Henry Dong, Wen Xie
Estrogen sulfotransferase catalyzes the sulfoconjugation and deactivation of estrogens. Previously, we showed that loss of Est in male ob/ob mice, but not in female ob/ob mice, exacerbated the diabetic phenotype, but the underlying mechanism was unclear. In this study, we show that transgenic reconstitution of Est in the adipose tissue, but not in the liver, attenuated diabetic phenotype in Est-deficient ob/ob mice (obe mice). Mechanistically, adipose reconstitution of Est in obe mice (oae mice) resulted in reduced local and systemic inflammation, improved insulin sensitivity, and increased energy expenditure...
November 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914974/mucocutaneous-inflammation-in-the-ikaros-family-zinc-finger-1-ikzf1-keratin-5-specifc-transgenic-mice
#15
Mayumi Ueta, Junji Hamuro, Hiromi Nishigaki, Naomi Nakamura, Katsuhiko Shinomiya, Katsura Mizushima, Yuki Hitomi, Risa Tamagawa-Mineoka, Norihiko Yokoi, Yuji Naito, Katsushi Tokunaga, Norito Katoh, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Our genome-wide association study documented an association between cold medicine related Stevens-Johnson syndrome / toxic epidermal necrolysis (CM-SJS/TEN) and Ikaros Family Zinc Finger 1 (IKZF1). Few studies examined biological and pathological functions of IKZF1 in mucosal immunity. We hypothesized that IKZF1 contributes to the mucocutaneous inflammation. METHODS: Human skin and conjunctival tissues were obtained for immunohistological studies. Primary human conjunctival epithelial cells (PHCjECs) and adult human epidermal keratinocytes (HEKa) also used for gene expression analysis...
September 15, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877044/novel-insights-into-microbiome-in-colitis-and-colorectal-cancer
#16
Ye Yang, Christian Jobin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Microbiota is a major player in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, we summarize the key advances achieved in the past 18 months (ending June 2017) toward a better understanding of the role of microbiota in colitis and CRC development. RECENT FINDINGS: Accumulating evidence shows the essential role of intestinal barrier function (e.g. mucus, IgA, LCN2, LYPD8) in protecting against bacteria-induced inflammation and tumor development...
November 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873450/bromide-supplementation-exacerbated-the-renal-dysfunction-injury-and-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-alport-syndrome
#17
Tsubasa Yokota, Kohei Omachi, Mary Ann Suico, Haruka Kojima, Misato Kamura, Keisuke Teramoto, Shota Kaseda, Jun Kuwazuru, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Hirofumi Kai
A seminal study recently demonstrated that bromide (Br-) has a critical function in the assembly of type IV collagen in basement membrane (BM), and suggested that Br- supplementation has therapeutic potential for BM diseases. Because salts of bromide (KBr and NaBr) have been used as antiepileptic drugs for several decades, repositioning of Br- for BM diseases is probable. However, the effects of Br- on glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease such as Alport syndrome (AS) and its impact on the kidney are still unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859238/lipocalin-2-negatively-regulates-cell-proliferation-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-through-changing-metabolic-gene-expression-in-colorectal-cancer
#18
Se-Lim Kim, Soo Teik Lee, In Suk Min, Young Ran Park, Ju Hyung Lee, Dae-Ghon Kim, Sang-Wook Kim
Lipocalin 2 (LCN2), a member of the lipocalin superfamily, plays an important role in oncogenesis and progression in various types of cancer. However, the expression pattern and functional role of LCN2 in colorectal cancer (CRC) is still poorly understood. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether LCN2 is associated with proliferation and the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in CRC and to elucidate the underlying signaling pathways. LCN2 was preferentially expressed in CRC cells compared to normal tissues...
November 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828208/protein-microarray-analysis-identifies-key-cytokines-associated-with-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction
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Zhonghe Zhou, Jinghua Zhang, Xiaoqiu Li, Cheng Xia, Yaling Han, Huisheng Chen
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to explore potential cytokines involved in the malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (MMI) and elucidate their underlying regulatory mechanisms. METHODS: We first developed a cytokine profile by Quantibody(®) Human Cytokine Antibody Array7000 using serum samples from eight patients with MMI and eight patients with non-acute cerebral infarction (NACI). The differentially expressed cytokines were then identified in patients with MMI using two-tailed Student's t-test and Fisher's Exact Test compared with patients with NACI...
August 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804221/s1p-provokes-tumor-lymphangiogenesis-via-macrophage-derived-mediators-such-as-il-1%C3%AE-or-lipocalin-2
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REVIEW
Shahzad N Syed, Michaela Jung, Andreas Weigert, Bernhard Brüne
A pleiotropic signaling lipid, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), has been implicated in various pathophysiological processes supporting tumor growth and metastasis. However, there are only a few descriptive studies suggesting a role of S1P in tumor lymphangiogenesis, which is critical for tumor growth and dissemination. Corroborating own data, the literature suggests that apoptotic tumor cell-derived S1P alters the phenotype of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) to gain protumor functions. However, mechanistically, the role of TAM-induced lymphangiogenesis has only been poorly described, mostly linked to the production of lymphangiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) and VEGF-D, or transdifferentiation into lymphatic endothelial cells...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
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