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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089769/nuclear-translocation-of-stat3-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-are-independent-of-each-other-but-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-supports-expression-and-activation-of-stat3
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Antons Martincuks, Katarzyna Andryka, Andrea Küster, Hildegard Schmitz-Van de Leur, Michal Komorowski, Gerhard Müller-Newen
NF-κB and STAT3 are essential transcription factors in immunity and act at the interface of the transition from chronic inflammation to cancer. Different functional crosstalks between NF-κB and STAT3 have been recently described arguing for a direct interaction of both proteins. During a systematic analysis of NF-κB/STAT3 crosstalk we observed that appearance of the subcellular distribution of NF-κB and STAT3 in immunofluorescence heavily depends on the fixation procedure. Therefore, we established an optimized fixation protocol for the reliable simultaneous analysis of the subcellular distributions of both transcription factors...
January 9, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088841/intracellular-fate-of-ureaplasma-parvum-entrapped-by-host-cellular-autophagy
#2
Fumiko Nishiumi, Michinaga Ogawa, Yukiko Nakura, Yusuke Hamada, Masahiro Nakayama, Jiro Mitobe, Atsushi Hiraide, Norio Sakai, Makoto Takeuchi, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Itaru Yanagihara
Genital mycoplasmas, including Ureaplasma spp., are among the smallest human pathogenic bacteria and are associated with preterm birth. Electron microscopic observation of U. parvum showed that these prokaryotes have a regular, spherical shape with a mean diameter of 146 nm. U. parvum was internalized into HeLa cells by clathrin-mediated endocytosis and survived for at least 14 days around the perinuclear region. Intracellular U. parvum reached endosomes in HeLa cells labeled with EEA1, Rab7, and LAMP-1 within 1 to 3 hr...
January 15, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073378/hectd1-controls-the-protein-level-of-iqgap1-to-regulate-the-dynamics-of-adhesive-structures
#3
Xiaoli Shen, Zanhui Jia, Donato D'Alonzo, Xinggang Wang, Elisabeth Bruder, Fabienne Hélène Emch, Christian De Geyter, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cell migration including collective cell movement and individual cell migration are crucial factors in embryogenesis. During the spreading/migration of cells, several types of adhesive structures physically interacting with the extracellular matrix (ECM) or with another cell have been described and the formation and maturation of adhesion structures are coordinated, however the molecular pathways involved are still not fully understood. RESULTS: We generated a mouse embryonic fibroblast line (MEF) from homozygous mutant (Hectd1 (R/R) , Hectd1 (Gt(RRC200)) ) mouse of the E3 ubiquitin ligase for inhibin B receptor (Hectd1)...
January 5, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069875/15%C3%A2-methoxypuupehenol-induces-antitumor-effects-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-against-human-glioblastoma-and-breast-cancer-models
#4
Tyvette Hilliard, Gabriella Miklossy, Christopher Chock, Peibin Yue, Philip Williams, James Turkson
Studies with 15∝-methoxypuupehenol (15∝-MP), obtained from the extracts of Hyrtios sp., identified putative targets that are associated with its antitumor effects against human glioblastoma (GBM) and breast cancer. In the human GBM (U251MG) or breast cancer (MDA-MB-231) cells, treatment with 15∝-MP repressed pY705Stat3 (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3), pErk1/2 (extracellular signal-regulated kinase), pS147CyclinB1, pY507Alk (Anaplastic lymphoma kinase), and pY478ezrin levels, and induced pS10merlin, without inhibiting pJAK2 (Janus kinase) or pAkt induction...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064504/development-of-l-tyrosine-based-enzyme-responsive-amphiphilic-poly-ester-urethane-nanocarriers-for-multiple-drug-delivery-to-cancer-cells
#5
Rajendra Aluri, Manickam Jayakannan
New classes of enzymatic-biodegradable amphiphilic poly(ester-urethane)s were designed and developed from l-tyrosine amino acid resources and their self-assembled nanoparticles were employed as multiple drug delivery vehicles in cancer therapy. The amine and carboxylic acid functional groups in l-tyrosine were converted into dual functional ester-urethane monomers and they were subjected to solvent free melt polycondensation with hydrophilic polyethylene glycols to produce comb-type poly(ester-urethane)s. The phenolic unit in the l-tyrosine was anchored with hydrophobic alkyl side chain to bring appropriate amphiphilicity in the polymer geometry to self-assemble them as stable nanoscaffolds in aqueous medium...
January 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061838/cryptotanshinone-activates-ampk-tsc2-axis-leading-to-inhibition-of-mtorc1-signaling-in-cancer-cells
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Wenxing Chen, Yanhong Pan, Siliang Wang, Yuping Liu, Guangying Chen, Liang Zhou, Wenting Ni, Aiyun Wang, Yin Lu
BACKGROUND: Cryptotanshinone (CPT), a fat-soluble phenanthraquinone from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, has been demonstrated to inhibit phosphorylation of p70 S6 kinase 1 (S6K1) and eukaryotic initiation factor 4E binding protein 1 (4E-BP1), a couple of direct downstream effectors of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), resulting in cancer cell arrested in G0 phase and subsequent inhibition of proliferation. However, its concrete molecular mechanism about how CPT inhibits mTORC1 signaling pathway is unclear...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060340/reprogramming-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts-with-transcription-factors-to-induce-a-hemogenic-program
#7
Michael G Daniel, Carlos-Filipe Pereira, Jeffrey M Bernitz, Ihor R Lemischka, Kateri Moore
This protocol details the induction of a hemogenic program in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) via overexpression of transcription factors (TFs). We first designed a reporter screen using MEFs from human CD34-tTA/TetO-H2BGFP (34/H2BGFP) double transgenic mice. CD34(+) cells from these mice label H2B histones with GFP, and cease labeling upon addition of doxycycline (DOX). MEFS were transduced with candidate TFs and then observed for the emergence of GFP(+) cells that would indicate the acquisition of a hematopoietic or endothelial cell fate...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059467/muty-dna-glycosylase-protects-cells-from-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-induced-necroptosis
#8
An Hue Vy Tran, Se Hee Han, Joon Kim, Francesca Grasso, Ye Sun Han
Numerous studies have implied that mutY DNA glycosylase (MYH) is involved in the repair of post-replicative mispairs and plays a critical role in the base excision repair pathway. Recent in vitro studies have shown that MYH interacts with tumor necrosis factor receptor type 1-associated death domain (TRADD), a key effector protein of tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 (TNFR1) signaling. The association between MYH and TRADD is reversed during tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)- and camptothecin (CPT)-induced apoptosis, and enhanced during TNF-α-induced survival...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059163/phosphoproteomic-comparison-of-pik3ca-and-pten-signalling-identifies-the-nucleotidase-nt5c-as-a-novel-akt-substrate
#9
Larissa S Moniz, Silvia Surinova, Essam Ghazaly, Lorena Gonzalez Velasco, Syed Haider, Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Prados, Inma M Berenjeno, Claude Chelala, Bart Vanhaesebroeck
To identify novel effectors and processes regulated by PI3K pathway activation, we performed an unbiased phosphoproteomic screen comparing two common events of PI3K deregulation in cancer: oncogenic Pik3ca mutation (Pik3ca(H1047R)) and deletion of Pten. Using mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) models that generate inducible, low-level pathway activation as observed in cancer, we quantified 7566 unique phosphopeptides from 3279 proteins. A number of proteins were found to be differentially-regulated by Pik3ca(H1047R) and Pten loss, suggesting unique roles for these two events in processes such as vesicular trafficking, DNA damage repair and RNA splicing...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053542/reduction-of-azgp1-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-in-northern-china
#10
Hong Tang, Yufeng Wu, Yanru Qin, Haiying Wang, Lili Wang, Xinyuan Guan, Suxia Luo, Qiming Wang
BACKGROUND: As a key regulator in lipid mobilization, AZGP1 has been reported to play a significant role in various cancers. This study was carried out to investigate the role of AZGP1 in the development of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients in Northern China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through the application of quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemical staining, AZGP1 expression in ESCC tissues from Northern China was examined...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045004/target-triggered-signal-turn-on-detection-of-prostate-specific-antigen-based-on-metal-enhanced-fluorescence-of-ag-sio2-sio2-rubpy-composite-nanoparticles
#11
Yun-Liang Deng, Dang-Dang Xu, Dai-Wen Pang, Hong-Wu Tang
A three-layer core-shell nanostructure consisting of a silver core, a silica spacer, and a fluorescent dye RuBpy-doped outer silica layer was fabricated, and the optimal metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF) distance was explored through adjusting the thickness of the silica spacer. The results show that the optimal distance is ∼10.4 nm with the maximum fluorescence enhancement factor 2.12. Then a new target-triggered MEF 'turn-on' strategy based on the optimized composite nanoparticles was successfully constructed for quantitative detection of prostate specific antigen (PSA), by using RuBpy as the energy donor and BHQ-2 as the acceptor...
January 3, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038351/microrna-29-impairs-the-early-phase-of-reprogramming-process-by-targeting-active-dna-demethylation-enzymes-and-wnt-signaling
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Mariane Serra Fráguas, Reto Eggenschwiler, Jeannine Hoepfner, Josiane Lilian Dos Santos Schiavinato, Rodrigo Haddad, Lucila Habib Bourguignon Oliveira, Amélia Góes Araújo, Marco Antônio Zago, Rodrigo Alexandre Panepucci, Tobias Cantz
Somatic cell reprogramming by transcription factors and other modifiers such as microRNAs has opened broad avenues for the study of developmental processes, cell fate determination, and interplay of molecular mechanisms in signaling pathways. However, many of the mechanisms that drive nuclear reprogramming itself remain yet to be elucidated. Here, we analyzed the role of miR-29 during reprogramming in more detail. Therefore, we evaluated miR-29 expression during reprogramming of fibroblasts transduced with lentiviral OKS and OKSM vectors and we show that addition of c-MYC to the reprogramming factor cocktail decreases miR-29 expression levels...
December 19, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025502/role-of-p38alpha-beta-map-kinase-in-cell-susceptibility-to-clostridium-sordellii-lethal-toxin-and-clostridium-difficile-toxin-b
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Ilona Schelle, Janina Bruening, Mareike Buetepage, Harald Genth
Lethal Toxin from Clostridium sordellii (TcsL), which is casually involved in the toxic shock syndrome and in gas gangrene, enters its target cells by receptor-mediated endocytosis. Inside the cell, TcsL mono-O-glucosylates and thereby inactivates Rac/Cdc42 and Ras subtype GTPases, resulting in actin reorganization and an activation of p38 MAP kinase. While a role of p38 MAP kinase in TcsL-induced cell death is well established, data on a role of p38 MAP kinase in TcsL-induced actin reorganization are not available...
December 22, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013293/deficient-tsc1-tsc2-complex-suppression-of-sox9-osteopontin-akt-signalling-cascade-constrains-tumour-growth-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Fuquan Jin, Keguo Jiang, Shuang Ji, Li Wang, Zhaofei Ni, Fuqiang Huang, Chunjia Li, Rongrong Chen, Hongbing Zhang, Zhongdong Hu, Xiaojun Zha
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder featured with multi-organ benign tumours. Disruption of TSC1/TSC2 complex suppression on mammalian/mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signalling causes TSC. Hyperactive mTOR-mediated negative feedback regulation of AKT partially contributes to the benign nature of TSC-associated tumours. In this study, we demonstrated that osteopontin (OPN) was dramatically reduced by loss of TSC1/TSC2 complex in Tsc2-null mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), rat uterine leiomyoma-derived Tsc2-deficient cells, genetically modified mouse TSC models, and clinical samples...
December 23, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003600/identification-of-group-g-streptococci-isolates-from-companion-animals-in-japan-and-their-antimicrobial-resistance
#15
Yuzo Tsuyuki, Goro Kurita, Yoshiteru Murata, Mieko Goto, Takashi Takahashi
This study determined species-level identification and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) properties in group G streptococci (GGS) isolates from companion animals in Japan. Strains were isolated from sterile/non-sterile specimens of 72 animals with clinical symptoms or signs in April-May, 2015. We identified them based on 16S rRNA sequencing, mass spectrometry (MS), and an automated method based on their biochemical properties. Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined with broth microdilution method and Etest...
December 22, 2016: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998692/squill-oxymel-a-traditional-formulation-from-drimia-maritima-l-stearn-as-an-add-on-treatment-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-persistent-asthma-a-pilot-triple-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Fatemeh Nejatbakhsh, Hossein Karegar-Borzi, Gholamreza Amin, Alireza Eslaminejad, Mostafa Hosseini, Mahbubeh Bozorgi, Mehrnaz Asadi Gharabaghi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Traditional Iranian Medicine (TIM), Squill (Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn) Oxymel was utilized in the treatment of asthma. Squill has been reported to exert anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-cholinergic, and mucus secretion modulating effects. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to make a preliminary evaluation of the efficacy and safety of an add-on Squill Oxymel treatment in patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma. METHODS: In a 6-week, triple-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, 60 patients with stable moderate to severe persistent asthma were randomly allocated to receive either 10ml syrup of Squill Oxymel, simple oxymel, or a placebo 2 times a day, as an add-on to their routine treatment (inhaled corticosteroids and β2 agonists)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998147/chitosan-coated-diatom-silica-as-hemostatic-agent-for-hemorrhage-control
#17
Chao Feng, Jing Li, Guang Sheng Wu, Yu Zhi Mu, Ming Kong, Chang Qing Jiang, Xiao Jie Cheng, Ya Liu, Xi Guang Chen
Uncontrolled hemorrhage leads to high death risk both in military and civilian trauma. Current hemostatic agents still have various limitations and side effects. In this study, natural diatom silica obtained from diatomite and diatom culture was purified and developed for hemorrhage control. To improve the biocompatibility and hemostatic performance of diatom silica, a series of chitosan-coated diatom (CS-diatom) was developed. The composition of CS-diatom prepared was optimized by in vitro hemocompatibility and blood coagulation evaluation for that prepared with 0...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997273/on-the-mechanism-of-genotoxicity-of-ethephon-on-embryonic-fibroblast-cells
#18
Mahshid Hodjat, Maryam Baeeri, Mohammad Amin Rezvanfar, Mahban Rahimifard, Mahdi Gholami, Mohammad Abdollahi
Ethephon is one of the most widely used plant growth regulator in agriculture that its application has been increased in recent years. Many reports have raised concern over the safety of this organophosphorus compound. The aim of the current study was to assess the potential genotoxic effect of ethephon on murine embryonic fibroblast (MEF)cell line, using two genotoxicity endpoints; γH2AX expression and comet assay. γH2AX served as an early and sensitive biomarker of genotoxic damage. Oxidative stress biomarkers, including reactive oxygen species (ROS), lipid peroxidation (LPO) and total antioxidant capacity were also examined...
December 20, 2016: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996168/follicle-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-subunit-potentiates-bone-morphogenetic-protein-9-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-in-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts
#19
Xiao-Ya Su, Xiang Zou, Qian-Zhao Chen, Yu-Hua Zeng, Ying Shao, Bai-Cheng He, Hong Liu
Postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP)-related fractures usually result in morbidity and mortality in aging women, so it is remains a global public health concern, and new effective safe treatments are urgently needed recently. Efficient osteogenesis from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) would have the clinical application potential in treating multiple osteal disorders. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a pituitary glycoprotein hormone highly associated with menopausal bone turnover, whose peculiar part of receptor binding is follicle-stimulating hormone β-subunit (FSHβ)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994654/downregulation-of-rnf128-predicts-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-tract-and-urinary-bladder
#20
Yi-Ying Lee, Chieh-Tien Wang, Steven Kuan-Hua Huang, Wen-Jeng Wu, Chun-Nung Huang, Ching-Chia Li, Ti-Chun Chan, Peir-In Liang, Chung-Hsi Hsing, Chien-Feng Li
Background: The TP53 tumor suppressor gene plays a crucial role in the carcinogenesis of many malignancies, including urothelial carcinoma (UC). Overexpression of p53 is associated with poor prognosis in UC. Recently, RING finger protein 128 (RNF128) was shown to be involved in p53-induced apoptosis, forming a negative feedback loop. However, the significance of RNF128 in patients with UC remains unknown. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the expression of RNF128 in UC and to assess its predictive and prognostic value in a well-established cohort...
2016: Journal of Cancer
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