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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231466/leaky-gate-model-intensity-dependent-coding-of-pain-and-itch-in-the-spinal-cord
#1
Shuohao Sun, Qian Xu, Changxiong Guo, Yun Guan, Qin Liu, Xinzhong Dong
Coding of itch versus pain has been heatedly debated for decades. However, the current coding theories (labeled line, intensity, and selectivity theory) cannot accommodate all experimental observations. Here we identified a subset of spinal interneurons, labeled by gastrin-releasing peptide (Grp), that receive direct synaptic input from both pain and itch primary sensory neurons. When activated, these Grp(+) neurons generated rarely seen, simultaneous robust pain and itch responses that were intensity dependent...
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231458/gate-control-theory-springs-a-leak
#2
Paula J S Pereira, Ethan A Lerner
Sun and colleagues (2017) find that individual Grp+ spinal interneurons can respond to and distinguish between stimuli that provoke itch or pain. The nociceptive response is limited by enkaphalin-expressing interneurons that are connected synaptically to the Grp+ neurons.
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230494/application-of-tem-techniques-for-the-study-of-vascular-calcification-monitoring-extracellular-vesicles-and-nanogold-immunodetection-of-fetuin-a-grp-and-cd9
#3
Rute Morais, Carla S B Viegas, Dina C Simes, António P A Matos, Anjos L Macedo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230031/serum-pro-gastrin-releasing-peptide-in-diagnosis-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#4
Hongyuan Wang, Junfeng Qian
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity for serum pro-gastrin-releasing peptide (Pro-GRP) in diagnosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) through pooling all the open published data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Databases of PubMed, Cochrane, ISI Web of Knowledge, and CNKI were electronic, searched by two reviewers to find the diagnostic study serum Pro-GRP in diagnosis of SCLC. The diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (PLR), negative likelihood ratio (NLR), diagnostic odds ratio (DOR), and area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) were calculated by Med DiSc1...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228560/expression-of-il-22-in-the-skin-causes-th2-biased-immunity-epidermal-barrier-dysfunction-and-pruritus-via-stimulating-epithelial-th2-cytokines-and-the-grp-pathway
#5
Hongfei Lou, Jingning Lu, Eun Byul Choi, Min Hee Oh, Mingeum Jeong, Sara Barmettler, Zhou Zhu, Tao Zheng
Increased expression of Th22 cytokine IL-22 is a characteristic finding in atopic dermatitis (AD). However, the specific role of IL-22 in the pathogenesis of AD in vivo has yet to be elucidated. Consistent with observations in human AD, IL-22 was significantly increased in the AD skin of mice after epicutaneous sensitization to house dust mite allergen. Utilizing a skin-specific inducible transgenic system, we show in the present study that expression of IL-22 in the skin of mice caused an AD-like phenotype characterized by chronic pruritic dermatitis associated with Th2-biased local and systemic immune responses, downregulation of epidermal differentiation complex genes, and enhanced dermatitis upon epicutaneous allergen exposure...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197547/neural-progenitor-cells-promote-axonal-growth-and-alter-axonal-mrna-localization-in-adult-neurons
#6
Tanuja T Merianda, Ying Jin, Ashley L Kalinski, Pabitra K Sahoo, Itzhak Fischer, Jeffery L Twiss
The inhibitory environment of the spinal cord and the intrinsic properties of neurons prevent regeneration of axons following CNS injury. However, both ascending and descending axons of the injured spinal cord have been shown to regenerate into grafts of embryonic neural progenitor cells (NPCs). Previous studies have shown that grafts composed of glial-restricted progenitors (GRPs) and neural-restricted progenitors (NRPs) can provide a permissive microenvironment for axon growth. We have used cocultures of adult rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons together with NPCs, which have shown significant enhancement of axon growth by embryonic rat GRP and GRPs/NRPs, both in coculture conditions and when DRGs are exposed to conditioned medium from the NPC cultures...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186846/in-vitro-mouse-and-human-serum-stability-of-a-heterobivalent-dual-target-probe-that-has-strong-affinity-to-gastrin-releasing-peptide-and-neuropeptide-y1-receptors-on-tumor-cells
#7
Arijit Ghosh, Natarajan Raju, Michael Tweedle, Krishan Kumar
Receptor-targeting radiolabeled molecular probes with high affinity and specificity are useful in studying and monitoring biological processes and responses. Dual- or multiple-targeting probes, using radiolabeled metal chelates conjugated to peptides, have potential advantages over single-targeting probes as they can recognize multiple targets leading to better sensitivity for imaging and radiotherapy when target heterogeneity is present. Two natural hormone peptide receptors, gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and Y1, are specifically interesting as their expression is upregulated in most breast and prostate cancers...
February 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177743/excessive-training-is-associated-with-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-but-not-apoptosis-in-the-hypothalamus-of-mice
#8
Ana Paula Pinto, Alisson da Rocha, Bruno Pereira, Luciana Oliveira, Gustavo Paroschi, Leandro Pereira, Eduardo Rochete Ropelle, José Rodrigo Pauli, Adelino Sanchez Ramos da Silva
Downhill running-based overtraining model increases the hypothalamic levels of IL-1beta, TNF-alpha, SOCS3 and pSAPK-JNK. The aim of the present study was to verify the effects of three overtraining protocols on the levels of BiP, pIRE-1 (Ser724), pPERK (Thr981), pelF2alpha (Ser52), ATF-6, GRP-94, caspase 4, caspase 12, pAKT (Ser473), pmTOR (Ser2448) and pAMPK (Thr172) proteins in the mouse hypothalamus. The mice were randomized into the control (CT), overtrained by downhill running (OTR/down), overtrained by uphill running (OTR/up) and overtrained by running without inclination (OTR) groups...
December 5, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167048/biochemical-fractionation-of-time-resolved-drosophila-embryos-reveals-similar-transcriptomic-alterations-in-replication-checkpoint-and-histone-mrna-processing-mutants
#9
Fabio Alexis Lefebvre, Louis Philip Benoit Bouvrette, Julie Bergalet, Eric Lécuyer
In higher eukaryotes, maternally provided gene products drive the initial stages of embryogenesis until the zygotic transcriptional program takes over, a developmental process called the midblastula transition (MBT). In addition to zygotic genome activation, the MBT involves alterations in cell-cycle length and the implementation of DNA damage/replication checkpoints that serve to monitor genome integrity. Previous work has shown that mutations affecting histone mRNA metabolism or DNA replication checkpoint factors severely impact developmental progression through the MBT, prompting us to characterize and contrast the transcriptomic impact of these genetic perturbations...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157737/spinal-cord-interneurons-expressing-the-gastrin-releasing-peptide-receptor-convey-itch-through-vglut2-mediated-signaling
#10
Bejan Aresh, Fabio B Freitag, Sharn Perry, Edda Blümel, Joey Lau, Marina C M Franck, Malin C Lagerström
Itch is a sensation that promotes the desire to scratch, which can be evoked by mechanical and chemical stimuli. In the spinal cord, neurons expressing the gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) have been identified as specific mediators of itch. However, our understanding of the GRPR-population in the spinal cord, and thus how these neurons exercise their functions, is limited. For this purpose, we constructed a Cre line designed to target the GRPR population of neurons (Grpr-Cre). Our analysis revealed that Grpr-Cre cells in the spinal cord are predominantly excitatory interneurons that are found in the dorsal lamina, especially in lamina II-IV...
February 1, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156594/patterns-of-intensity-of-end-of-life-care-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-a-population-based-study
#11
Elysia Marie Alvarez, Olga Saynina, Lee Sanders, Smita Bhatia, Lisa J Chamberlain
: 132 Background: Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death amongst adolescents and young adults (AYA), aged 15-39, in the U.S. It is critical to understand end of life (EOL) care of AYA cancer decedents, including use of medically intense interventions like intubation. Although desired by some, most patients prefer a natural death. We sought to determine rates of medically intense interventions at end of life for AYA cancer decedents and associated factors. METHODS: Using the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development private administrative database linked to death certificates, we performed a retrospective population based analysis of patients aged 15-39 with cancer who died between 2000-2010...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127106/comparative-anatomy-of-gastrin-releasing-peptide-pathways-in-the-trigeminal-sensory-system-of-mouse-and-the-asian-house-musk-shrew-suncus-murinus
#12
Keiko Takanami, Kaihei Inoue, Hiroki Mukai, Kei Tamura, Takamichi Jogahara, Sen-Ichi Oda, Mitsuhiro Kawata, Tatsuya Sakamoto, Hirotaka Sakamoto
Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) has recently been identified as an itch-signaling molecule in the primary afferents and spinal cord of rodents. However, little information exists on the expression and localization of GRP in the trigeminal somatosensory system other than in rats. We examined the generality of the trigeminal GRP system in mammals using two distinct species, suncus as a model of specialized placental mammals known to have a well-developed trigeminal sensory system and mice as a representative small laboratory animal...
December 28, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103658/-etoposide-and-carboplatin-effective-for-treatment-of-small-cell-carcinoma-of-prostate-a-report-of-two-cases
#13
Satoru Yumiba, Toshihisa Asakura, Takayuki Okada, Mototaka Satoh, Mikio Nin, Masao Tsujihata
Case 1 : A 76-year-old man consulted a physician because of pollakisuria, decline of urinary stream. A high level of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) was detected and he came to our hospital. He was diagnosed to have prostate cancer, cT3aN0M1b, and was treated with combined androgen blockage (CAB). Two years and nine months later, postrenal failure appeared and serum level of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) was 162 ng/ml. We performed re-biopsy of prostate, and pathological examination indicated small cell carcinoma of the prostate...
December 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093230/gastrin-releasing-peptide-induces-monocyte-adhesion-to-vascular-endothelium-by-upregulating-endothelial-adhesion-molecules
#14
Mi-Kyoung Kim, Hyun-Joo Park, Yeon Kim, Hyung Joon Kim, Soo-Kyung Bae, Moon-Kyoung Bae
Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) is a neuropeptide that plays roles in various pathophysiological conditions including inflammatory diseases in peripheral tissues; however, little is known about whether GRP can directly regulate endothelial inflammatory processes. In this study, we showed that GRP promotes the adhesion of leukocytes to human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the aortic endothelium. GRP increased the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) by activating nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in endothelial cells...
January 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088445/synthesis-and-exploration-of-novel-radiolabeled-bombesin-peptides-for-targeting-receptor-positive-tumor
#15
Kakali De, Indranil Banerjee, Samarendu Sinha, Shantanu Ganguly
Increasing evidence of peptide receptor overexpression in various cancer cells, warrant the development of receptor specific radiolabeled peptides for molecular imaging and therapy in nuclear medicine. Gastrin-releasing-peptide (GRP) receptor, are overexpressed in a variety of human cancer cells. The present study report the synthesis and biological evaluation of new bombesin (BBN) analogs, HYNIC-Asp-[Phe(13)]BBN(7-13)-NH-CH2-CH2-CH3:BA1, HYNIC-Pro-[Tyr(13)Met(14)]BBN(7-14)NH2:BA2 as prospective tumor imaging agent with compare to BBN(7-14)NH2:BS as standard...
January 11, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040598/radiolabeled-bombesin-derivatives-for-preclinical-oncological-imaging
#16
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Carolina de Aguiar Ferreira, Leonardo Lima Fuscaldi, Danyelle M Townsend, Domenico Rubello, André Luís Branco de Barros
Despite efforts, cancer is still one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Among the strategies to reduce cancer progression and improving its management, implementing early detection technologies is crucial. Based on the fact that several types of cancer cells overexpress surface receptors, small molecule ligands, such as peptides, have been developed to allow tumor identification at earlier stages...
March 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034291/radiopharmaceuticals-for-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-neuroendocrine-differentiated-prostate-cancer
#17
Giampiero Giovacchini, Elisabetta Giovannini, Mattia Riondato, Andrea Ciarmiello
Neuroendocrine differentiation of prostate cancer (PCa) is a relatively frequent event, generally understudied, that carries important prognostic information. It is most frequently observed during the advanced stages of disease, when PCa has lost its sensitivity to androgen deprivation therapy or to chemotherapy, moderate to diffuse bone metastatic spread dominates the imaging scenario and it is responsible for painful clinical symptomatology. However, evidences indicate that neuroendocrine differentiation is a progressive phenomenon that starts at the very early part of the pathogenesis of cancer transformation contributing to it...
December 29, 2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007616/role-of-neuropeptide-f-in-regulating-filter-feeding-of-manila-clam-ruditapes-philippinarum
#18
Xin Wang, Jingjing Miao, Peipei Liu, Luqing Pan
Endogenous signals which may be involved in the regulation of filter feeding in bivalves have never been examined. NPY/NPF homologue has been proved to play an important role in the regulation of food intake in vertebrate and several invertebrates. In this study, a NPF homologue was cloned from visceral ganglia of clam Ruditapes philippinarum. The full-length cDNA sequence was 892bp in length and encoded a precursor of 82 amino acid residues. We then examined the effects of fasting and refeeding on the filtration rates (FR), plasma glucose concentration (PGC), 5-HT, DA and the expression level of the rp-NPF and insulin transcript...
March 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941351/anti-cancer-effect-of-cap-translation-inhibitor-4egi-1-in-human-glioma-u87-cells-involvement-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-er-stress
#19
Ming Wu, Chi Zhang, Xue-Jun Li, Qing Liu, Siyi Wanggou
BACKGROUND: Cancer cells are frequently addicted to deregulated oncogenic protein translation that usually arises as a consequence of increased signaling flux from eIF4F activation. The small molecule 4EG-I, a potent inhibitor of translation initiation through disrupting eIF4E/eIF4G interaction, has been shown to exert anticancer effects in animal models of human cancers. METHODS: Here, we extensively investigated the anticancer activity of 4EGI-1 in human glioma U87 cells...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933544/dissection-of-host-susceptibility-to-bacterial-infections-and-its-toxins
#20
Aysar Nashef, Mahmoud Agbaria, Ariel Shusterman, Nicola Ivan Lorè, Alessandra Bragonzi, Ervin Wiess, Yael Houri-Haddad, Fuad A Iraqi
Infection is one of the leading causes of human mortality and morbidity. Exposure to microbial agents is obviously required. However, also non-microbial environmental and host factors play a key role in the onset, development and outcome of infectious disease, resulting in large of clinical variability between individuals in a population infected with the same microbe. Controlled and standardized investigations of the genetics of susceptibility to infectious disease are almost impossible to perform in humans whereas mouse models allow application of powerful genomic techniques to identify and validate causative genes underlying human diseases with complex etiologies...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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