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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786763/mir-124-promotes-proliferation-and-neural-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-through-targeting-dact1-and-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathways
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Shujie Jiao, Yaling Liu, Yaobing Yao, Junfang Teng
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are multipotent and undifferentiated cells with the potential to differentiate into neuronal lineages and gliocytes. NSCs have the ability to generate and regenerate the brain, indicating the possibility of cell-based therapies for neurological disorders. miR-124 has been demonstrated as a modulator in the survival, expansion, and differentiation of NSCs. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of miR-124 in NSC development are still far from being understood. The expressions of miR-124, dishevelled binding antagonist of beta-catenin 1 (DACT1), ki-67, Nestin, β-tubulin III, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), β-catenin, cyclinD1, and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) were examined by qRT-PCR or western blot...
May 21, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786668/scf-c-kit-signaling-increased-mucin2-production-by-maintaining-atoh1-expression-in-mucinous-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
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Ping Shen, Shu Yang, Haimei Sun, Guilan Li, Bo Wu, Fengqing Ji, Tingyi Sun, Deshan Zhou
Mucinous colorectal adenocarcinoma (MCA) patients often a show high risk of malignant potential and a poorer survival rate. Given that the pathological feature and oncobiological characteristics of MCA are correlated with its abundant extracellular mucin2 (MUC2), we paid interest toward investigating the key factor that promotes MUC2 production exposure to highly-activated stem cell factor (SCF)/c-KIT signaling, which we believed to contribute to MCA formation. Long-term azoxymethane and dextran sodium sulfate treatment successfully induced MCA only in wild-type (WT) mice at week 37 and 43, while all c-kit loss-of-function mutant mice (Wadsm/m ) developed non-MCA...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784871/effect-of-maternal-hypothyroidism-during-pregnancy-on-insulin-resistance-lipid-accumulation-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-skeletal-muscle-of-fetal-rats
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Tongjia Xia, Xue Zhang, Youmin Wang, Datong Deng
This study aimed to investigate the effect of maternal hypothyroidism during pregnancy on thyroid function of the fetal rat. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into two groups. PTU group received propylthiouracil (PTU) in drinking water for 6 weeks (n = 90), normal group received drinking normal water (n = 50). The pregnant rats were obtained and had a cesarean-section to get at gestational age of 8.5 d, 13d and 21 d, following blood samples and skeletal muscle were obtained from fetal rats...
May 21, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784585/inhibition-of-glycogen-synthase-ii-with-rnai-prevents-liver-injury-in-mouse-models-of-glycogen-storage-diseases
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Natalie Pursell, Jessica Gierut, Wei Zhou, Michael Dills, Rohan Diwanji, Monika Gjorgjieva, Utsav Saxena, Jr-Shiuan Yang, Anee Shah, Nandini Venkat, Rachel Storr, Boyoung Kim, Weimin Wang, Marc Abrams, Margaux Raffin, Gilles Mithieux, Fabienne Rajas, Henryk Dudek, Bob D Brown, Chengjung Lai
Glycogen storage diseases (GSDs) of the liver are devastating disorders presenting with fasting hypoglycemia as well as hepatic glycogen and lipid accumulation, which could lead to long-term liver damage. Diet control is frequently utilized to manage the potentially dangerous hypoglycemia, but there is currently no effective pharmacological treatment for preventing hepatomegaly and concurrent liver metabolic abnormalities, which could lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular adenoma or carcinoma. In this study, we demonstrate that inhibition of glycogen synthesis using an RNAi approach to silence hepatic Gys2 expression effectively prevents glycogen synthesis, glycogen accumulation, hepatomegaly, fibrosis, and nodule development in a mouse model of GSD III...
April 27, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782959/targeting-central-%C3%AE-2-receptors-ameliorates-streptozotocin-induced-neuroinflammation-via-inhibition-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase3-pathway-in-mice
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Nora O Abdel Rasheed, Nesrine S El-Sayed, Aiman S El-Khatib
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is portrayed by progressive cognitive decline and pathological deposition of amyloid plaques as well as neurofibrillary tangles. Most of AD cases are sporadic, resulting from overlap of various environmental and genetic factors. Intra-cerebroventricular injection of streptozotocin (STZ) leads to insulin resistance brain state accompanied by memory decline, oxidative stress, and neuro-degeneration which mimic the pathologies associated with sporadic Alzheimer's disease (SAD). In the current study, protective effects of formoterol in STZ-induced SAD were studied...
May 18, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782863/analysis-of-mulberry-leaf-components-in-the-treatment-of-diabetes-using-network-pharmacology
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Qi Ge, Liang Chen, Min Tang, Shu Zhang, Lu Gao, Shangshang Ma, Lanlan Liu, Ming Kong, Qin Yao, Keping Chen, Fan Feng
Mulberry leaves are one of the most commonly used medicinal and herbaceous traditional Chinese medicines that are currently considered for the treatment of diabetes mellitus and its complications. The alkaloids, flavonoids, and polysaccharides in mulberry leaves impart regulatory effects on blood sugar levels. To identify the hypoglycemia-related active components in mulberry leaves and their targets, the present study conducted gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC/MS), which identified 202 components of mulberry leaf, of which 22 components may have significant curative effects on diabetes mellitus and its complications and chronic inflammation...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781013/design-and-synthesis-of-aza-indolyl-maleimide-based-covalent-inhibitors-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE
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Zhimin Yang, Hui Liu, Botao Pan, Fengli He, Zhengying Pan
As an important kinase in multiple signal transduction pathways, GSK-3β has been an attractive target for chemical probe discovery and drug development. Compared to numerous reversible inhibitors that have been developed, covalent inhibitors of GSK-3β are noticeably lacking. Here, we report the discovery of a series of covalent GSK-3β inhibitors by optimizing both non-covalent interactions and reactive groups. Among these covalent inhibitors, compound 38b with a mild α-fluoromethyl amide reactive group emerges as a selective and covalent inhibitor against GSK-3β, effectively inhibits the phosphorylation of glycogen synthase and tau protein, and increases β-catenin's levels in living cells...
May 21, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779127/physiological-and-transcriptomic-analysis-of-a-chronologically-long-lived-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain-obtained-by-evolutionary-engineering
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Mevlüt Arslan, Can Holyavkin, Halil İbrahim Kısakesen, Alican Topaloğlu, Yusuf Sürmeli, Zeynep Petek Çakar
High-throughput aging studies with yeast as a model organism involve transposon-mutagenesis and yeast knockout collection, which have been pivotal strategies for understanding the complex cellular aging process. In this study, a chronologically long-lived Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutant was successfully obtained by using another high-throughput approach, evolutionary engineering, based on systematic selection in successive batch cultures under gradually increasing levels of caloric restriction. Detailed comparative physiological and transcriptomic analyses of the chronologically long-lived mutant and the reference strain revealed enhanced levels of respiratory metabolism, upregulation of genes related to carbohydrate metabolic processes, glycogen-trehalose pathways, stress response, and repression of protein synthesis-related genes in the long-lived mutant SRM11, already in the absence of caloric restriction...
May 19, 2018: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778741/changes-in-lipid-protein-and-carbohydrate-metabolism-in-spodoptera-exigua-larvae-associated-with-infection-by-heliothis-virescens-ascovirus-3h
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Zi-Qi Li, Huan Yu, Guo-Hua Huang
Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae were used to analyze the regulation of lipid, protein and carbohydrate metabolism in host larvae infected with the Heliothis virescens ascovirus 3h (HvAV-3h). Using histological sections, significant pathological changes were found in the fat bodies of infected larvae from 24 h to 72 h post-infection (hpi). The lipid and protein contents of the infected larvae were significantly higher than those of the uninfected larvae, while the carbohydrate content of the infected larvae was significantly lower than that of the mock-infected larvae...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778537/a-new-indanedione-derivative-alleviates-symptoms-of-diabetes-by-modulating-rage-nf-kappab-pathway-in-db-db-mice
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Gulnaz Khan, Meha Fatima Aftab, Bilquees Bano, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Munazza Murtaza, Sonia Siddiqui, M Hafizur Rehman, Rizwana Sanaullah Waraich
Accumulating evidence indicates that a number of tissues are damaged due to build-up of abnormal amount of Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) in several diseases including diabetes. Currently AGE inhibitors are scarce in clinical use indicating a need for development of new anti-AGE agents. The aim of the current study is to identify the new AGE inhibitors and to decipher their mechanism of action for alleviating symptoms of diabetes in mice. Among several derivatives, one of the derivatives of indanedione, IDD-24 demonstrated highest inhibition of AGE formation and AGE mediated reactive oxygen species production in HepG-2 and mature 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
May 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778277/interpretation-of-acid-%C3%AE-glucosidase-activity-in-creatine-kinase-elevation-a-case-of-becker-muscular-dystrophy
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Yoshiki Oitani, Akihiko Ishiyama, Motomichi Kosuga, Kentaro Iwasawa, Ayako Ogata, Fumiko Tanaka, Eri Takeshita, Yuko Shimizu-Motohashi, Hirofumi Komaki, Ichizo Nishino, Torayuki Okuyama, Masayuki Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of Pompe disease is sometimes challenging because it exhibits clinical similarities to muscular dystrophy. CASE: We describe a case of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) with a remarkable reduction in activity of the acid α-glucosidase (GAA) enzyme, caused by a combination of pathogenic mutation and polymorphism variants resulting in pseudodeficiency in GAA. The three-year-old boy demonstrated asymptomatic creatine kinase elevation. Neither exon deletion nor duplication was detected on multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) of DMD...
May 16, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777200/a-map-of-the-pgc-1%C3%AE-and-nt-pgc-1%C3%AE-regulated-transcriptional-network-in-brown-adipose-tissue
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Ji Suk Chang, Sujoy Ghosh, Susan Newman, J Michael Salbaum
Transcriptional coactivator PGC-1α and its splice variant NT-PGC-1α play crucial roles in regulating cold-induced thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT). PGC-1α and NT-PGC-1α are highly induced by cold in BAT and subsequently bind to and coactivate many transcription factors to regulate expression of genes involved in mitochondrial biogenesis, fatty acid oxidation, respiration and thermogenesis. To identify the complete repertoire of PGC-1α and NT-PGC-1α target genes in BAT, we analyzed genome-wide DNA-binding and gene expression profiles...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777057/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-gsk-3-activity-regulates-mrna-methylation-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Kelsie J Faulds, Jennifer N Egelston, Laura J Sedivy, Matthew K Mitchell, Sanjana Garimella, Hanna Kozlowski, Angelo D'Alessandro, Kirk C Hansen, Jeremy L Balsbaugh, Christopher J Phiel
Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (Gsk-3) activity regulates multiple signal transduction pathways, and is also a key component of the network responsible for maintaining stem cell pluripotency. Genetic deletion of Gsk-3α and Gsk-3β or inhibition of Gsk-3 activity via small molecules promotes stem cell pluripotency, yet the mechanism underlying the role for Gsk-3 in this process remains ambiguous. Another cellular process that has been shown to affect stem cell pluripotency is mRNA methylation (m6 A). Here, we describe an intersection between these components - the regulation of m6 A by Gsk-3...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776414/glp-i-secretion-in-healthy-and-diabetic-wistar-rats-in-response-to-aqueous-extract-of-momordica-charantia
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Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, Haseeb A Khan, Abdullah S Alhomida, Poonam Sharma, Rambir Singh, Bilal Ahmad Paray
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is one of the major global health disorders increasing at an alarming rate in both developed and developing countries. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of aqueous extract of Momordica charantia (AEMC) on fasting blood glucose (FBG), tissue glycogen, glycosylated haemoglobin, plasma concentrations of insulin and GLP-1 hormone (glucagon-like peptide 1) in healthy and diabetic wistar rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats (both normal and diabetic) were treated with AEMC by gavaging (300 mg/kg body wt/day for 28 days)...
May 18, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775963/brain-ischemic-preconditioning-protects-against-ischemic-injury-and-preserves-the-blood-brain-barrier-via-oxidative-signaling-and-nrf2-activation
#15
Tuo Yang, Yang Sun, Leilei Mao, Meijuan Zhang, Qianqian Li, Lili Zhang, Yejie Shi, Rehana K Leak, Jun Chen, Feng Zhang
Brain ischemic preconditioning (IPC) with mild ischemic episodes is well known to protect the brain against subsequent ischemic challenges. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we demonstrate the critical role of the master redox transcription factor, nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), in IPC-mediated neuroprotection and blood-brain barrier (BBB) preservation. We report that IPC causes generation of endogenous lipid electrophiles, including 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (4-HNE), which release Nrf2 from inhibition by Keap1 (via Keap1-C288) and inhibition by glycogen synthase kinase 3β (via GSK3β-C199)...
May 6, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775701/lithium-posttreatment-alleviates-blood-brain-barrier-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Weishan Li, Rui Li, Sha Zhao, Cheng Jiang, Zhen Liu, Xiaobo Tang
Vasogenic cerebral edema formation after blood brain barrier (BBB) damage aggravates the devastating consequences of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The present study aims to probe into a therapeutic method on BBB preservation after ICH with a glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) inhibitor, lithium. Intrastriatal infusion of semicoagulated autologous whole blood or sham surgery was performed on male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats (n = 208).Experimental animals received administration of 4,6-disubstitutedpyrrolo-pyrimidine (TWS119), lithium alone or in combination with a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor, wortmannin, after ICH...
May 15, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773710/arginine-methylation-is-required-for-canonical-wnt-signaling-and-endolysosomal-trafficking
#17
Lauren V Albrecht, Diego Ploper, Nydia Tejeda-Muñoz, Edward M De Robertis
Arginine methylation has emerged as a widespread and reversible protein modification with the potential to regulate a multitude of cellular processes, but its function is poorly understood. Endolysosomes play an important role in Wnt signaling, in which glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) becomes sequestered inside multivesicular bodies (MVBs) by the process known as microautophagy, causing the stabilization of many proteins. Up to 20% of cellular proteins contain three or more consecutive putative GSK3 sites, and of these 33% also contain methylarginine (meArg) modifications...
May 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772059/the-orphan-g-protein-coupled-receptor-75-signaling-is-activated-by-the-chemokine-ccl5
#18
Simona Dedoni, Lee A Campbell, Brandon K Harvey, Valeria Avdoshina, Italo Mocchetti
The chemokine CCL5 prevents neuronal cell death mediated both by amyloid β, as well as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viral proteins gp120 and Tat. Because CCL5 binds to CCR5, CCR3 and/or CCR1 receptors, it is unclear which of these receptors plays a role in neuroprotection. Indeed, CCL5 also has neuroprotective activity in cells lacking these receptors. CCL5 may bind to a G protein-coupled receptor 75 (GPR75), which encodes for a 540 amino-acid orphan receptor of the Gqα family. In this study, we have used SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells to characterize whether CCL5 could activate a Gq signaling through GPR75...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770799/heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-h-fabp-as-a-biomarker-for-acute-myocardial-injury-and-long-term-post-ischemic-prognosis
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Xiao-Dong Ye, Yi He, Sheng Wang, Gordon T Wong, Michael G Irwin, Zhengyuan Xia
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a life-threatening event. Even with timely treatment, acute ischemic myocardial injury and ensuing ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) can still be difficult issues to tackle. Apart from radiological and other auxiliary examinations, laboratory tests of applicable cardiac biomarkers are also necessary for early diagnosis and close monitoring of this disorder. Heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP), which mainly exists inside cardiomyocytes, has recently emerged as a potentially promising biomarker for myocardial injury...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770361/differential-diagnosis-of-vacuolar-muscle-biopsies-use-of-p62-lc3-and-lamp2-immunohistochemistry
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Elisa Vittonatto, Silvia Boschi, Loredana CHIADò-Piat, Valentina Ponzalino, Sara Bortolani, Chiara Brusa, Innocenzo Rainero, Federica Ricci, Liliana Vercelli, Tiziana Mongini
Intrafibral vacuoles are the morphological hallmark in a wide variety of human skeletal muscle disorders with different etiology. In most cases, differential diagnosis is feasible with a routine histochemical work up of muscle biopsy. Ultrastructural analysis is an important confirmatory tool, but it is not widely available. Immunohistochemical stainings for p62, LAMP2 and LC3 are commonly available as tissutal marker for autophagy. We compared the immunohistochemical patterns for autophagic markers p62, LC3 and LAMP2 with routine histochemical markers in 39 biopsies from patients with definite diagnoses of glycogen storage disease type 2 (LOPD or Pompe disease, PD), sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM), oculo-pharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) and necrotizing myopathy (NM)...
December 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
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