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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443609/the-hiv-1-viral-synapse-signals-human-foreskin-keratinocytes-to-secrete-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-facilitating-hiv-1-foreskin-entry
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Z Zhou, L Xu, A Sennepin, C Federici, Y Ganor, D Tudor, D Damotte, N Barry Delongchamps, M Zerbib, M Bomsel
The complexity of signal transduction resulting from the contact of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected cells and mucosal cells has hampered our comprehension of HIV-1 mucosal entry. Such process is driven efficiently only by viral synapse contacts, whereas cell-free HIV-1 remains poorly infectious. Using CD4(+) T-cells expressing only HIV-1 envelope inoculated on human adult foreskin tissues, we designed methodologies to identify the signals transduced in foreskin keratinocytes following HIV-1-envelope-dependent viral synapse formation...
April 26, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442377/zerumbone-reduced-the-inflammatory-response-of-acute-lung-injury-in-endotoxin-treated-mice-via-akt-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Yung-Chyuan Ho, Shiuan-Shinn Lee, Ming-Ling Yang, Rosa Huang Liu, Chien-Ying Lee, Yi-Ching Li, Yu-Hsiang Kuan
Zerumbone, a cyclic eleven-membered sesquiterpene, is the major component of the essential oil isolated from the wild ginger, Zingiber zerumbet. There are several beneficial pharmacological activities of zerumbone including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer activities. Acute lung injury (ALI) is an acute pulmonary inflammatory disorder with high morbidity and mortality rate. In present study, we aimed to investigate the protective effects and mechanisms of zerumbone on endotoxin, lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI...
April 22, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441719/suppression-of-oxidative-stress-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-signaling-by-lyophilized-black-raspberries-for-esophageal-cancer-prevention-in-rats
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Ni Shi, Fang Chen, Xiaoli Zhang, Steven K Clinton, Xiaofei Tang, Zheng Sun, Tong Chen
Research in the laboratory has shown that lyophilized black raspberries (BRB) significantly inhibit N-nitrosomethylbenzylamine (NMBA)-induced esophageal squamous cell carcinogenesis in rats. The objective of the present study is to characterize the underlying mechanism(s) of anti-cancer action of BRB in this preclinical animal model focusing on oxidative stress and its related oncogenic signaling pathways. Esophageal epithelial tissues were collected and assessed for markers of oxidative stress and nuclear factor κB (NFκB) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)...
April 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438992/microglial-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-tnf%C3%AE-hyperactivation-induces-obsessive-compulsive-behavior-in-mouse-models-of-progranulin-deficient-frontotemporal-dementia
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Grietje Krabbe, S Sakura Minami, Jon I Etchegaray, Praveen Taneja, Biljana Djukic, Dimitrios Davalos, David Le, Iris Lo, Lihong Zhan, Meredith C Reichert, Faten Sayed, Mario Merlini, Michael E Ward, David C Perry, Suzee E Lee, Ana Sias, Christopher N Parkhurst, Wen-Biao Gan, Katerina Akassoglou, Bruce L Miller, Robert V Farese, Li Gan
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second most common dementia before 65 years of age. Haploinsufficiency in the progranulin (GRN) gene accounts for 10% of all cases of familial FTD. GRN mutation carriers have an increased risk of autoimmune disorders, accompanied by elevated levels of tissue necrosis factor (TNF) α. We examined behavioral alterations related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and the role of TNFα and related signaling pathways in FTD patients with GRN mutations and in mice lacking progranulin (PGRN)...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438776/the-immunoproteasome-is-induced-by-cytokines-and-regulates-apoptosis-in-human-islets
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Morten Lundh, Marco Bugliani, Tina Dahlby, Danny Hung-Chieh Chou, Bridget Wagner, Seyed Mojtaba Ghiasi, Vincenzo De Tata, Zhifei Chen, Marianne Nissen Lund, Michael J Davies, Piero Marchetti, Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen
In addition to degrading misfolded and damaged proteins, the proteasome regulates the fate of cells in response to stress. The role of the proteasome in pro-inflammatory cytokine-induced human beta-cell apoptosis is unknown. INS-1, INS-1E and human islets were exposed to combinations of IFNγ, IL-1β and TNFα with or without addition of small molecules. Gene expression was assessed by microarray or quantitative PCR. Proteasome activities were analyzed using luminescent assays. Protein oxidation, Western blotting and electron microscopy were used to examine mechanisms underlying cytokine-induced apoptosis...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435051/akt1-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-activation-by-a-small-molecule-dma-confers-radioprotection-to-intestinal-epithelium-in-xenograft-model
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Vinod Tiwari, Mohammad Zahid Kamran, Atul Ranjan, Hemlata Nimesh, Manish Singh, Vibha Tandon
Normal tissue protection and recovery of radiation-induced damage are of paramount importance for development of radioprotector. Radioprotector which selectively protects normal tissues over cancerous tissues improves the therapeutic window of radiation therapy. In the present study, small bisbenzimidazole molecule, DMA (5-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-2-[2'-(3,4-dimethoxy-phenyl)-5'-benzimidazolyl]-benzimidazole) was evaluated for in vivo radioprotective effects to selectively protect normal tissue over tumor with underlying molecular mechanism...
April 20, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433514/cox-2-inhibition-potentiates-mouse-bone-marrow-stem-cell-engraftment-and-differentiation-mediated-wound-repair
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Ramasatyaveni Geesala, Neha R Dhoke, Amitava Das
BACKGROUND: Engraftment of transplanted stem cells is often limited by cytokine and noncytokine proinflammatory mediators at the injury site. We examined the role of Cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2)-induced cytokine-mediated inflammation on engraftment of transplanted bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) at the wound site. METHODS: BMSCs isolated from male C57/BL6J mice were transplanted onto excisional splinting wounds in syngenic females in presence or absence of celecoxib, Cox-2 specific inhibitor (50 mg/kg, body weight [b wt]), to evaluate engraftment and wound closure...
April 19, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428267/association-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-polymorphisms-with-clinical-outcome-of-non-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Theo S Plantinga, Mirela Petrulea, Marije Oosting, Leo Joosten, Doina Piciu, Jan Wa Smit, Romana T Netea-Maier, Carmen Georgescu
The NF-κB inflammatory pathway plays a major role in cancer development and clinical progression. Activation of NF-κB signaling is promoted by NFKB1 and inhibited by NFKBIA. The present study aimed to determine the relevance of NFKB1 rs4648068 and NFKBIA rs2233406 genetic variants for non-medullary thyroid cancer (NMTC) susceptibility, progression and clinical outcome. This case-control and cohort study consists of a Romanian discovery cohort (157 patients, 258 controls) and a Dutch validation cohort (138 patients, 188 controls)...
April 20, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428256/regulation-of-lung-endothelial-permeability-and-inflammatory-responses-by-prostaglandin-a2-role-of-ep4-receptor
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Tomomi Ohmura, Yufeng Tian, Nicolene Sarich, Yunbo Ke, Angelo Meliton, Alok S Shah, Katrin Andreasson, Konstantin G Birukov, Anna A Birukova
A role of prostaglandin A2 (PGA2) in modulation of vascular endothelial function remains unknown. We investigated effects of PGA2 on pulmonary endothelial cell (EC) permeability and inflammatory activation and identified a receptor mediating these effects. PGA2 enhanced the EC barrier and protected against barrier dysfunction caused by vasoactive peptide thrombin and proinflammatory bacterial wall lipopolysacharide (LPS). Receptor screening using pharmacologic and molecular inhibitory approaches identified EP4 as a novel PGA2 receptor...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427158/the-varied-distribution-and-impact-of-ras-codon-and-other-key-dna-alterations-across-the-translocation-cyclin-d-subgroups-in-multiple-myeloma
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Caleb K Stein, Charlotte Pawlyn, Shweta Chavan, Leo Rasche, Niels Weinhold, Adam Corken, Amy Buros, Pieter Sonneveld, Graham H Jackson, Ola Landgren, Tariq Mughal, Jie He, Bart Barlogie, P Leif Bergsagel, Faith E Davies, Brian A Walker, Gareth J Morgan
We examined a set of 805 cases that underwent DNA sequencing using the FoundationOne Heme (F1H) targeted sequencing panel and gene expression profiling. Known and likely variant calls from the mutational data were analyzed for significant associations with gene expression defined translocation cyclin D (TC) molecular subgroups. The spectrum of KRAS, NRAS, and BRAF codon mutations varied across subgroups with NRAS mutations at Q61 codon being common in hyperdiploid (HRD) and t(11;14) myeloma while being rare in MMSET and MAF...
February 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424948/14-3-3-isoforms-differentially-regulate-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-the-brain-after-ischemia-reperfusion
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Xin-Yu Zhou, Dian Xing Hu, Ruo Qiao Chen, Xiao Qian Chen, Wan-Li Dong, Cheng-la Yi
Mammalian 14-3-3 isoforms exist predominantly in the brain and are heavily involved in neurological diseases. However, the isoform-specific role of 14-3-3 proteins in the brain remains largely unclear. Here, we investigated the role of 14-3-3 isoforms in rat brains after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion. 14-3-3β, η, γ and ζ but not ε or τ were selectively upregulated in cerebral cortical neurons after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). Selectively, 14-3-3β, γ and ζ were translocated from cytoplasm into the nuclei of neurons after I/R...
April 19, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421541/systemic-inflammation-as-a-driver-of-brain-injury-the-astrocyte-as-an-emerging-player
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Bruna Bellaver, João Paulo Dos Santos, Douglas Teixeira Leffa, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Paola Haack Amaral Roppa, Iraci Lucena da Silva Torres, Carlos-Alberto Gonçalves, Diogo Onofre Souza, André Quincozes-Santos
Severe systemic inflammation has strong effects on brain functions, promoting permanent neurocognitive dysfunction and high mortality rates. Additionally, hippocampal damage seems to be directly involved in this process and astrocytes play an important role in neuroinflammation and in the neuroimmune response. However, the contribution of the astrocytes to the pathology of acute brain dysfunction is not well understood. Recently, our group established a protocol for obtaining astrocyte cultures from mature brain to allow the characterization of these cells and their functions under pathologic conditions...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415887/amelioration-of-late-onset-hepatic-steatosis-in-idh2-deficient-mice
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Su Jeong Lee, Hanvit Cha, Hyunjin Kim, Jin Hyup Lee, Jeen-Woo Park
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has a high prevalence in the general population and can evolve into nonalcoholic steatohepatosis (NASH), cirrosis, and complications such as liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. Recently, we reported that mitochondrial NADP(+)-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase, encoded by the IDH2, plays an important role in the regulation of redox balance and oxidative stress levels which are tightly associated with intermediary metabolism and energy production. In the present study, we showed that in mice targeted disruption of IDH2 attenuates age-associated hepatic steatosis by the activation of p38/cJun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) and p53, presumably induced by the elevation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS), which in turn resulted in the suppression of hepatic lipogenesis and inflammation via the upregulation of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) and the inhibition of NFκB signaling pathways...
April 18, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415808/ikk-inhibition-by-bms-345541-suppresses-breast-tumorigenesis-and-metastases-by-targeting-gd2-cancer-stem-cells
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Venkata Lokesh Battula, Khoa Nguyen, Jeff Sun, Mary Kathryn Pitner, Bin Yuan, Chandra Bartholomeusz, Numsen Hail, Michael Andreeff
We have identified that the ganglioside GD2 is a marker for breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs), and that targeting the enzyme GD3 synthase (GD3S, which regulates GD2 biosynthesis) reduces breast tumorigenesis. The pathways regulating GD2 expression, and their anomalous functions in BCSC, are unclear. Proteomic analysis of GD2+ and GD2- cells from breast cancer cell lines revealed the activation of NFκB signaling in GD2+ cells. Dose- and time-dependent suppression of NFκB signaling by the small molecule inhibitor BMS-345541 reduced GD2+ cells by > 90%...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415617/upregulation-of-cftr-in-patients-with-endometriosis-and-its-involvement-in-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-upar-dependent-cell-migration
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Wenqing Huang, Aihong Jin, Jieting Zhang, Chaoqun Wang, Lai Ling Tsang, Zhiming Cai, Xiaping Zhou, Hao Chen, Hsiao Chang Chan
Endometriotic tissues exhibit high migration ability with the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Our previous studies have demonstrated that cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) acts as a tumor suppressor regulating cell migration. In the present study, we explored whether CFTR plays a role in the development of human endometriosis. We found that both mRNA and protein expression levels of CFTR and urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) were significantly increased in ectopic endometrial tissues from patients with endometriosis compared to normal endometrial tissues from women without endometriosis and positively correlated...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415614/connexin40-controls-endothelial-activation-by-dampening-nfkb-activation
#16
Jean-Francois Denis, Ke Ludwig Scheckenbach, Anna Pfenniger, Merlijn J Meens, Rob Krams, Lucile Miquerol, Steven Taffet, Marc Chanson, Mario Delmar, Brenda R Kwak
Connexins are proteins forming gap junction channels for intercellular communication. Connexin40 (Cx40) is highly expressed by endothelial cells (ECs) of healthy arteries but this expression is lost in ECs overlying atherosclerotic plaques. Low/oscillatory shear stress observed in bends and bifurcations of arteries is atherogenic partly through activation of the pro-inflammatory NFκB pathway in ECs. In this study, we investigated the relation between shear stress, Cx40 and NFκB. Shear stress-modifying casts were placed around carotid arteries of mice expressing eGFP under the Cx40 promoter (Cx40+/eGFP)...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414075/vitamin-b2-deficiency-enhances-the-pro-inflammatory-activity-of-adipocyte-consequences-for-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-syndrome-development
#17
Agnieszka Irena Mazur-Bialy, Ewa Pocheć
AIMS: Adipose tissue is an endocrine organ important for regulation of such physiological processes as energy metabolism or lipids homeostasis. In an obesity state, it participates in the induction of chronic systemic inflammation accompanied by pro-inflammatory cytokines and fatty acid elevation. For this reasons, adipose tissue is involved in, e.g., insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes or hyperlipidemia development. In our previous study, we have shown that riboflavin deficiency induces a pathological pro-inflammatory response of macrophages, the main component of adipose tissue...
April 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412506/long-term-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-exposure-promotes-proliferation-and-survival-of-hepg2-cells-via-activation-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#18
Ning Wei, Xiaoyan Feng, Zhiqin Xie, Yanan Zhang, Ying Feng
Di (2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) is the most commonly used plasticizer. DEHP can easily leach out from products into the environment and has become a significant environmental contamination. However, its carcinogenic effects in human remain controversial. In this study, we exposed hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells to different concentrations of DEHP for a period of times, followed by a combination of RNA-seq analysis and molecular analysis for DEHP-altered genes. We observed that long-term and very low-dose DEHP treatment has growth-inducing activity in HepG2 cells, while short-term and high-dose DEHP treatment has little effects on tumor cell proliferation...
April 13, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411132/methyl-jasmonate-attenuates-memory-dysfunction-and-decreases-brain-levels-of-biomarkers-of-neuroinflammation-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-mice
#19
Umukoro Solomon, Eduviere Anthony Taghogho
Neuroinflammation plays a central role in the etiology and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by a gradual loss of memory functions. Thus, it has been proposed that agents that could reduce inflammatory processes in AD brains might be useful for the treatment of the disease. Methyl jasmonate (MJ) is a bioactive compound, which has been reported to exhibit anti-amnesic and in vitro anti-inflammatory activities. In this study, we further examine its effects on the brain levels of biomarkers of neuroinflammation in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced memory deficits in mice...
April 12, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400607/pid1-increases-chemotherapy-induced-apoptosis-in-medulloblastoma-and-glioblastoma-cells-in-a-manner-that-involves-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Jingying Xu, Xiuhai Ren, Anup Singh Pathania, G Esteban Fernandez, Anthony Tran, Yifu Zhang, Rex A Moats, Gregory M Shackleford, Anat Erdreich-Epstein
Phosphotyrosine Interaction Domain containing 1 (PID1; NYGGF4) inhibits growth of medulloblastoma, glioblastoma and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor cell lines. PID1 tumor mRNA levels are highly correlated with longer survival in medulloblastoma and glioma patients, suggesting their tumors may have been more sensitive to therapy. We hypothesized that PID1 sensitizes brain tumors to therapy. We found that PID1 increased the apoptosis induced by cisplatin and etoposide in medulloblastoma and glioblastoma cell lines...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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