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Spleen tyrosine kinase

Chen Qu, Dandan Zheng, Sai Li, Yingjun Liu, Anna Lidofsky, Jacinta A Holmes, Jianning Chen, Lu He, Lan Wei, Yadi Liao, Hui Yuan, Qimeng Jin, Zelong Lin, Qiaoting Hu, Yuchuan Jiang, Mengxian Tu, Xijun Chen, Weiming Li, Wenyu Lin, Bryan C Fuchs, Raymond T Chung, Jian Hong
Spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) plays a critical role in immune cell signaling pathways and has been reported as a novel biomarker for human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We sought to investigate the mechanism by which SYK promotes liver fibrosis and to evaluate SYK as a therapeutic target for liver fibrosis. We evaluated the cellular localization of SYK and the association between SYK expression and liver fibrogenesis in normal, HBV-infected, HCV-infected and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) liver tissue (n=36, 127, 22 and 30, respectively)...
March 14, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Unni K Samavedam, Nina Mitschker, Anika Kasprick, Katja Bieber, Enno Schmidt, Tamás Laskay, Andreas Recke, S Goletz, Gestur Vidarsson, Franziska S Schulze, Mikko Armbrust, Katharina Schulze Dieckhoff, Hendri H Pas, Marcel F Jonkman, Kathrin Kalies, Detlef Zillikens, Yask Gupta, Saleh M Ibrahim, Ralf J Ludwig
Because of the morbidity and limited therapeutic options of autoimmune diseases, there is a high, and thus far, unmet medical need for development of novel treatments. Pemphigoid diseases, such as epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA), are prototypical autoimmune diseases that are caused by autoantibodies targeting structural proteins of the skin, leading to inflammation, mediated by myeloid cells. To identify novel treatment targets, we performed cutaneous genome-wide mRNA expression profiling in 190 outbred mice after EBA induction...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Hossam M Ashtawy, Nihar R Mahapatra
Predicting the native poses of ligands correctly is one of the most important steps towards successful structure-based drug design. Binding affinities (BAs) estimated by traditional scoring functions (SFs) are typically used to score and rank-order poses to select the most promising conformation. This BA-based approach is widely applied and some success has been reported, but it is inconsistent and still far from perfect. The main reason for this is that SFs are trained on experimental BA values of only native poses found in co-crystallized structures of protein-ligand complexes (PLCs)...
February 4, 2018: Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Mubashshir Rasheed, Anamika Battu, Rupinder Kaur
A family of 11 cell surface-associated aspartyl proteases (CgYps1-11), also referred as yapsins, is a key virulence factor in the pathogenic yeast Candida glabrata. However, the mechanism by which CgYapsins modulate immune response and facilitate survival in the mammalian host, remains to be identified. Here, using RNA-Seq analysis, we report that genes involved in cell wall metabolism are differentially regulated in the Cgyps1-11Δ mutant. Consistently, the mutant contained lower β-glucan and mannan levels and exhibited increased chitin content in the cell wall...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Matthew Wagener, J Claire Hoving, Hlumani Ndlovu, Mohlopheni J Marakalala
One of the first steps toward mounting an effective immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is recognition of the pathogen through pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs) expressed by innate immune cells. Activation of the PRR Dectin-1 by an unknown mycobacterial ligand triggers an intracellular signaling cascade involving numerous proteins, including spleen tyrosine kinase, protein kinase C-delta, and caspase recruitment domain family member 9, some of which have been shown to influence host immune response to TB infection...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Lina Antenucci, Vesa P Hytönen, Jari Ylänne
Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) is involved in cellular adhesion and also in the activation and development of hematopoietic cells. Syk activation induced by genomic rearrangement has been linked to certain T-cell lymphomas, and Syk inhibitors have been shown to prolong survival of patients with B-cell lineage malignancies. Syk is activated either by its interaction with a double-phosphorylated Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-based Activation Motif (pITAM), which induces rearrangements in the Syk structure, or by the phosphorylation of specific tyrosine residues...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Yugai Jia, Yumeng Miao, Mengfan Yue, Mei Shu, Zhifeng Wei, Yue Dai
Tetrandrine, a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid, was previously demonstrated to attenuate inflammation and cartilage destruction in the ankles of mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). Here, we explored the underlying mechanism by which tetrandrine prevented arthritis-induced bone erosion by focusing on the differentiation and function of osteoclasts. We found that daily administration of tetrandrine (30 mg/kg) markedly reduced the bone damage and decreased the number of osteoclasts in CIA rats. In vitro, tetrandrine inhibited receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis at the early stage and reduced the expressions of osteoclast-related marker genes...
January 30, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Gerald Moncayo, Michal Grzmil, Tatiana Smirnova, Pawel Zmarz, Roland M Huber, Debby Hynx, Hubertus Kohler, Yuhua Wang, Hans-Rudolf Hotz, Nancy E Hynes, Georg Keller, Stephan Frank, Adrian Merlo, Brian A Hemmings
Background: Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most aggressive human brain tumors with a median survival of 15-18 months. There is a desperate need to find novel therapeutic targets. Various receptor protein kinases have been identified as potential targets; however, response rates in clinical studies have been somewhat disappointing. Targeting the Spleen Tyrosine Kinase (SYK), which acts downstream of a range of oncogenic receptors, may therefore show more promising results. Methods: Kinase expression of brain tumor samples including GBM and low-grade tumors were compared to normal brain and normal human astrocytes (NHA) by microarray analysis...
February 1, 2018: Neuro-oncology
Toshinobu Kato, Takeshi Ohta, Hidenori Iwasaki, Hatsue Kobayashi, Akira Matsuo, Takahiro Hata, Mutsuyoshi Matsushita
Conventional clinical treatments for allergy management remain suboptimal; new, orally available medications that improve a wide range of allergic signs have been desired. We previously demonstrated that JTE-852, a novel spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor, potently and simultaneously suppresses secretion of granule contents, arachidonate metabolites, and cytokines from mast cells stimulated by immunoglobulin E-crosslinking. In the present study, we investigated the effects of JTE-852 in four rat models (sneezing, rhinorrhea, airway constriction, and airway inflammation) as representatives of allergy models...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Xuemei Chen, Patricia Elena Kunda, Jianwei Lin, Meiling Zhou, Jinghan Huang, Huqin Zhang, Tao Liu
PURPOSE: Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common primary intraocular tumor in children. Chemotherapy is currently the main method of RB treatment. Unfortunately, RB often becomes chemoresistant and turns lethal. Here, we used in vitro cell immunotherapy to explore whether adoptive immunotherapy could be used as a potential treatment for RB. We focused on spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK), which is significantly upregulated in RB cells and serves as a marker for RB cells. METHODS: Using lentiviruses, we genetically modified dendritic cells (DCs) to express and present the SYK peptide antigen to cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in vitro...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Michael Wagner, Melinda Wuest, Ingrit Hamann, Ana Lopez-Campistrous, Todd P W McMullen, Frank Wuest
INTRODUCTION: Receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) platelet-derived growth factor receptor-alpha (PDGFRα) was recently identified as a molecular switch for dedifferentiation in thyroid cancer that predicts resistance to therapy as well as recurrence of disease in papillary thyroid cancer. Here we describe the radiolabeling and functional characterization of an imaging probe based on a PDGFRα-specific monoclonal antibody (mAb) for immuno-PET imaging of PDGFRα in papillary thyroid cancer. METHODS: Antibody D13C6 (Cell Signaling) was decorated with chelator NOTA using bioconjugation reaction with 2-(p-NCS-Bz)-NOTA...
December 27, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
B L Slomiany, A Slomiany
Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) has emerged recently as a major effector of proinflammatory genes expression induced by LPS-elicited TLR4 activation, and manifested by the up-amplification in the production of inflammatory mediators, including PGE2 and NO. Here, we investigated the nature of factors involved in the recruitment and interaction of Syk with TLR4 in gastric mucosa in response to H. pylori LPS. We show that stimulation of gastric mucosal cells with the LPS leads to localization of Syk with the membrane-associated TLR4 complex and its activation through phosphorylation on Tyr...
January 20, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Silje Johansen, Annette K Brenner, Sushma Bartaula-Brevik, Håkon Reikvam, Øystein Bruserud
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive bone marrow malignancy where the immature leukemia cells communicate with neighboring cells through constitutive cytokine release and through their cell surface adhesion molecules. The primary AML cells express various integrins. These heterodimeric molecules containing an α and a β chain are cell surface molecules that bind extracellular matrix molecules, cell surface molecules and soluble mediators. The β3 integrin (ITGB3) chain can form heterodimers only with the two α chains αIIb and αV...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Nannan Zhang, Guo Zhang, Ning Liu, Wanting Lin, Sen Ji, Mingwu Zheng, Kai Chen, Xiao Liang, Guobo Li, Yu Ma, Jun Zhu, Ting Niu, Lin-Li Li, Jiong Li, Yu-Quan Wei, Sheng-Yong Yang
B cell lymphoma (BCL) is the most frequently diagnosed type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and accounts for about 4% of all cancers in the USA. Kinases spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), Src, and Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) have been thought as potential targets for the treatment of BCL. We have recently developed a multikinase inhibitor, SKLB-850, which potently inhibits Syk, Src, and JAK2. The aim of this study is to investigate the anti-BCL activities and mechanisms of action of SKLB-850 both in vitro and in vivo. Our results showed that SKLB-850 significantly inhibited BCL cell proliferation, and induced apoptosis of BCL cells...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
J K Presto, L G Okon, R Feng, D J Wallace, R Furie, D Fiorentino, V P Werth
BACKGROUND: R333 is a topical janus kinase and spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor being evaluated for discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) treatment. There is no validated measure to assess area of active DLE lesions. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate R333 efficacy and assess a technique to measure responsiveness. METHODS: 54 DLE patients were randomized in a double blind design to R333 or placebo. The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients achieving ≥50% decrease in erythema and scale based on lesional CLASI for all treated lesions at week 4...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
Hien Thi Thu Le, Young-Chang Cho, Sayeon Cho
Guettarda speciosa Linn. (G. speciosa, Rubiaceae) has been used as a traditional medicinal plant in Asia for the treatment of various inflammatory conditions, including cough, fever and maternal postpartum infection. However, the mechanisms underlying the anti‑inflammatory action of G. speciosa extracts have remained elusive. In the present study, the anti‑inflammatory effects of the methanol extract of G. speciosa (MGS) were investigated in murine macrophages by measuring the production of inflammatory mediators and the underlying mechanisms of action by performing immunoblotting analysis of proteins that are potentially involved...
March 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Maria Dolores Lopez Robles, Annaick Pallier, Virginie Huchet, Laetitia Le Texier, Severine Remy, Cecile Braudeau, Laurence Delbos, Aurelie Moreau, Cedric Louvet, Carole Brosseau, Pierre-Joseph Royer, Antoine Magnan, Franck Halary, Regis Josien, Maria-Cristina Cuturi, Ignacio Anegon, Elise Chiffoleau
Dendritic cells (DCs) represent essential antigen-presenting cells that are critical for linking innate and adaptive immunity, and influencing T-cell responses. Among pattern recognition receptors, DCs express C-type lectin receptors triggered by both exogenous and endogenous ligands, therefore dictating pathogen response, and also shaping T-cell immunity. We previously described in rat, the expression of the orphan C-type lectin-like receptor-1 (CLEC-1) by DCs and demonstrated in vitro its inhibitory role in downstream T helper 17 (Th17) activation...
March 28, 2017: Blood Advances
Ga Bin Park, Daejin Kim
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells is inevitable change of age‑related macular degeneration (AMD). Smoking is a major risk factor for the development of EMT in several diseases, including lung cancer. Cigarette smoke‑induced stress promotes the production of epidermal growth factor (EGF) in RPE cells. However, the underlying signaling pathways induced by aberrant EGF receptor (EGFR) expression in cigarette smoke-exposed RPE cells remain largely unknown. In the present study, the morphological transformation and production of EMT-associated cytokines were investigated to analyze the effect of smoking on the retina...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
J S Garcia, M E Percival
Midostaurin is a multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that potently inhibits activated fms-related tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) in the nanomolar range and other kinases including platelet-derived growth factor receptors α (PDGFR- α) and β (PDGFR- β), cyclin-dependent kinase, proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase Src, tyrosine-protein kinase Fgr, spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), KIT proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase and the major vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR). Activating mutations in FLT3, which is one of the more common acute myeloid leukemia (AML) mutations, particularly those that result in an FLT3-ITD (internal tandem duplication) mutation, confer poor prognosis and represent a therapeutic target...
October 2017: Drugs of Today
Yana Dautova, Alexander N Kapustin, Kevin Pappert, Matthias Epple, Hanneke Okkenhaug, Simon J Cook, Catherine M Shanahan, Martin D Bootman, Diane Proudfoot
AIMS: Calcium phosphate (CaP) particle deposits are found in several inflammatory diseases including atherosclerosis and osteoarthritis. CaP, and other forms of crystals and particles, can promote inflammasome formation in macrophages leading to caspase-1 activation and secretion of mature interleukin-1β (IL-1β). Given the close association of small CaP particles with vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in atherosclerotic fibrous caps, we aimed to determine if CaP particles affected pro-inflammatory signalling in human VSMCs...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
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