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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107651/one-ring-to-fight-them-all-the-sulfazecin-story
#1
Daniel Braga, Gerald Lackner
In this issue of Cell Chemical Biology, Li et al. (2017) report on the biosynthesis of the monobactam sulfazecin by Pseudomonas acidophila and hypothesize a novel mechanism of β-lactam ring formation. As monobactam antibiotics are unaffected by some emerging resistance mechanisms (particularly metallo-β-lactamases), this discovery opens prospects to engineer β-lactam antibiotics against multi-drug resistant pathogens.
January 19, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107614/sirt1-dependent-anti-senescence-effects-of-cell-deposited-matrix-on-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#2
Long Zhou, Xi Chen, Tao Liu, Caihong Zhu, Michelle Si, Joseph Jargstorf, Mao Li, Guoqing Pan, Yihong Gong, Zong-Ping Luo, Huilin Yang, Ming Pei, Fan He
Human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) are considered an attractive cell source for tissue regeneration. However, environmental oxidative stress can trigger premature senescence in MSCs and thus compromises their regenerative potential. Extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from MSCs has been shown to facilitate cell proliferation and multilineage differentiation. This investigation evaluated the effect of cell-deposited decellularized ECM (DECM) on oxidative stress-induced premature senescence in UC-MSCs...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107610/tonsil-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-t-mscs-prevent-th17-mediated-autoimmune-response-via-regulation-of-the-programmed-death-1-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-1-pd-l1-pathway
#3
Ji-Yon Kim, Minhwa Park, Yu-Hee Kim, Kyung-Ha Ryu, Kyung Ho Lee, Kyung-Ah Cho, So-Youn Woo
Our knowledge of the immunomodulatory role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in both the innate and adaptive immune systems has dramatically expanded, providing great promise for treating various autoimmune diseases. However, the contribution of MSCs to Th17 dominant immune disease, such as psoriasis and its underlying mechanism remains elusive. In this study, we demonstrated that human palatine tonsil-derived MSCs (T-MSCs) constitutively express both the membrane-bound and soluble forms of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), which enables T-MSCs to be distinguished from MSCs originating from other organs (i...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107588/mitochondrial-uncoupler-exerts-a-synthetic-lethal-effect-against-%C3%AE-catenin-mutant-tumor-cells
#4
Yuki Shikata, Masaki Kiga, Yushi Futamura, Harumi Aono, Hiroyuki Inoue, Manabu Kawada, Hiroyuki Osada, Masaya Imoto
The wingless/int-1 (Wnt) signal transduction pathway plays a central role in cell proliferation, survival, differentiation and apoptosis. When β-catenin: a component of the Wnt pathway, is mutated into an active form, cell growth signaling is hyperactive and drives oncogenesis. As β-catenin is mutated in a wide variety of tumors, including up to 10% of all sporadic colon carcinomas and 20% of hepatocellular carcinomas, it has been considered a promising target for therapeutic interventions. Therefore, we screened an in-house natural product library for compounds that exhibited synthetic lethality towards β-catenin mutations and isolated nonactin, an antibiotic mitochondrial uncoupler, as a hit compound...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107544/cutaneous-hpv8-and-mmupv1-e6-proteins-target-the-notch-and-tgf-%C3%AE-tumor-suppressors-to-inhibit-differentiation-and-sustain-keratinocyte-proliferation
#5
Jordan M Meyers, Aayushi Uberoi, Miranda Grace, Paul F Lambert, Karl Munger
Cutaneous beta-papillomaviruses are associated with non-melanoma skin cancers that arise in patients who suffer from a rare genetic disorder, Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) or after immunosuppression following organ transplantation. Recent studies have shown that the E6 proteins of the cancer associated beta human papillomavirus (HPV) 5 and HPV8 inhibit NOTCH and TGF-β signaling. However, it is unclear whether disruption of these pathways may contribute to cutaneous HPV pathogenesis and carcinogenesis...
January 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107521/differential-roles-of-axin1-and-axin2-in-tankyrase-inhibitor-induced-formation-of-degradasomes-and-%C3%AE-catenin-degradation
#6
Tor Espen Thorvaldsen, Nina Marie Pedersen, Eva Maria Wenzel, Harald Stenmark
Inhibition of the tankyrase enzymes (TNKS1 and TNKS2) has recently been shown to induce highly dynamic assemblies of β-catenin destruction complex components known as degradasomes, which promote degradation of β-catenin and reduced Wnt signaling activity in colorectal cancer cells. AXIN1 and AXIN2/Conductin, the rate-limiting factors for the stability and function of endogenous destruction complexes, are stabilized upon TNKS inhibition due to abrogated degradation of AXIN by the proteasome. Since the role of AXIN1 versus AXIN2 as scaffolding proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway still remains incompletely understood, we sought to elucidate their relative contribution in the formation of degradasomes, as these protein assemblies most likely represent the morphological and functional correlates of endogenous β-catenin destruction complexes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107420/the-polyherbal-wattana-formula-displays-anti-amyloidogenic-properties-by-increasing-%C3%AE-secretase-activities
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Htut Htut Htoo, Suveerawan Limsuvan, Onusa Thamsermsang, Jean-François Hernandez, Frédéric Checler, Piyarat Govitrapong, Narawut Pakaprot, Pravit Akarasereenont, Bruno Vincent
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the deposition of insoluble amyloid-β peptides produced from the β-amyloid precursor protein (βAPP). Because α-secretase cleavage by ADAM10 and ADAM17 takes place in the middle of Aβ, its activation is considered as a promising anti-AD therapeutic track. Here we establish that the polyherbal Wattana formula (WNF) stimulates sAPPα production in cells of neuronal and non-neuronal origins through an increase of both ADAM10 and ADAM17 catalytic activities with no modification of BACE1 activity and expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107193/microrna-744-promotes-prostate-cancer-progression-through-aberrantly-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#8
Han Guan, Chunhui Liu, Fang Fang, Yeqing Huang, Tao Tao, Zhixin Ling, Zonghao You, Xu Han, Shuqiu Chen, Bin Xu, Ming Chen
Accumulated evidence indicate that miR-744 functions as either tumor suppressor or oncogene in the progression of a variety of tumors, with a tumor type-specific way. However, little is known about how miR-744 impacts on the tumorigenesis of human prostate cancer. In this study, employing the analyses of microarray, qRT-PCR and re-analysis of MSKCC data, we found that CRPC tissues expressed much more miR-744 than ADPC tissues did, and the expression level of miR-744 was inversely associated with survival of CRPC patients...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107095/chibby1-knockdown-promotes-mesenchymal-to-epithelial-transition-like-changes
#9
Victoria Fischer, Michael Wong, Feng-Qian Li, Ken-Ichi Takemaru
Chibby1 (Cby1) was originally isolated as a binding partner for β-catenin, a dual function protein in cell-cell adhesion and in canonical Wnt signaling. The canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway is dysregulated in various diseases including cancer, most notably of the gastrointestinal origin. To investigate the role of Cby1 in colorectal tumorigenesis, we generated stable Cby1-knockdown (KD) SW480 colon cancer cells. Unexpectedly, we found that Cby1 KD induces mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET)-like changes in SW480 as well as in HEK293 cells...
January 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107092/a-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-associated-with-igg4-related-pancreatitis
#10
Yuichiro Hatano, Keisuke Kawashima, Takuji Iwashita, Masaki Kimura, Masahito Shimizu, Akira Hara
A solid and cystic pancreatic lesion was incidentally found in a 62-year-old woman on abdominal computed tomography. The lesion was diagnosed as a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm by using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, and the tumor was resected. Histologically, the tumor cells had relatively small, round nuclei and papillary-like architecture in a hemorrhagic background. On immunohistochemical examination, the tumor cells were diffusely positive for nuclear β-catenin and cytoplasmic CD10...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106785/ketamine-analog-methoxetamine-induced-inflammation-and-dysfunction-of-bladder-in-rats
#11
Qiang Wang, Qinghui Wu, Junpeng Wang, Yang Chen, Guihao Zhang, Jiawei Chen, Jie Zhao, Peng Wu
The novel synthetic psychoactive ketamine analog methoxetamine is reportedly being used for recreational purposes. As ketamine use can result in urinary dysfunction, we conducted the present study to investigate how methoxetamine affects the bladder. A cystometry investigation showed that female Sprague-Dawley rats experienced increased micturition frequency bladder dysfunction after receiving a daily intraperitoneal injection of 30 mg/kg methoxetamine or ketamine for periods of 4 or 12 weeks. Histologic examinations of rat bladder tissue revealed damaged urothelium barriers, as well as evidence of inflammatory cell infiltration and matrix deposition...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106769/tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-gastrointestinal-cancers-progress-in-basic-and-clinical-research
#12
REVIEW
Takehiko Yokobori, Masahiko Nishiyama
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β superfamily proteins have many important biological functions, including regulation of tissue differentiation, cell proliferation, and migration in both normal and cancer cells. Many studies have reported that TGF-β signaling is associated with disease progression and therapeutic resistance in several cancers. Similarly, TGF-β-induced protein (TGFBI)-a downstream component of the TGF-β signaling pathway-has been shown to promote and/or inhibit cancer. Here, we review the state of basic and clinical research on the roles of TGF-β and TGFBI in gastrointestinal cancers...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106549/the-multimerization-state-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-amyloid-peptide-governs-its-interaction-network-with%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-extracellular-matrix
#13
Romain Salza, Claire Lethias, Sylvie Ricard-Blum
The goals of this work were i) to identify the interactions of amyloid-β (Aβ)42 under monomeric, oligomeric, and fibrillar forms with the extracellular matrix (ECM) and receptors, ii) to determine the influence of Aβ42 supramolecular organization on these interactions, and iii) to identify the molecular functions, biological processes, and pathways targeted by Aβ42 in the ECM. The ECM and cell surface partners of Aβ42 and its supramolecular forms were identified with protein and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) arrays (81 molecules in triplicate) probed by surface plasmon resonance imaging...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106292/23-hydroxytormentic-acid-protects-human-dermal-fibroblasts-by-attenuating-uva-induced-oxidative-stress
#14
Hae Jeong Youn, Ki Bbeum Kim, Hyo-Sun Han, In-Sook An, Kyu Joong Ahn
Ultraviolet A (UVA), one of the major components of sunlight, can penetrate the dermal layer of the skin and generate reactive oxygen species (ROS). It causes alterations in the dermal connective tissue and gene expression, inflammation, photoaging, and DNA damage. Therefore, the harmful effects of UVA and strategies to reduce it have been consistently investigated. 23-Hydroxytormentic acid (23-HTA) has been demonstrated to improve drug-induced nephrotoxicity and exhibit several free radical scavenging effects with other molecules...
January 20, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106150/diabetes-controlling-the-identity-of-the-adult-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell
#15
Guy A Rutter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106085/the-%C3%AE-globin-replicator-greatly-enhances-the-potential-of-s-mar-based-episomal-vectors-for-gene-transfer-into-human-haematopoietic-progenitor-cells
#16
Eleana F Stavrou, Vassileios M Lazaris, Aristeidis Giannakopoulos, Eirini Papapetrou, Alexandros Spyridonidis, Nikolas C Zoumbos, Antonis Gkountis, Aglaia Athanassiadou
Specific human chromosomal elements enhance the performance of episomal gene-transfer vectors. S/MAR-based episomal vector pEPI-eGFP transfects CD34(+) haematopoietic cells, but only transiently. To address this issue we reinforced (1) transgene transcription by replacing the CMV promoter driving eGFP with the EF1/HTLV or SFFV promoters to produce vectors pEPI-EF1/HTLV and pEPI-SFFV, respectively; and (2) plasmid replication by inserting the replication-Initiation Region (IR) from the β-globin locus into vector pEPI-SFFV to produce vector pEP-IR...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105855/analysis-of-a549-cell-proteome-alteration-in-response-to-recombinant-influenza-a-virus-nucleoprotein-and-its-interaction-with-cellular-proteins-a-preliminary-study
#17
D Kumar, K Tiwari, M S Rajala
 Influenza A virus undergoes frequent changes of antigenicity and contributes to seasonal epidemics or unpredictable pandemics. Nucleoprotein, encoded by gene segment 5, is an internal protein of the virus and is conserved among strains of different host origins. In the current study, we analyzed the differentially expressed proteins in A549 cells transiently transfected with the recombinant nucleoprotein of influenza A virus by 2D gel electrophoresis. The resolved protein spots on gel were identified by MALDI-TOF/Mass spectrometry analysis...
January 19, 2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105693/epigenetic-regulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-associated-genes-in-gastric-neoplasia-of-the-fundic-gland-chief-cell-predominant-type
#18
Takashi Murakami, Hiroyuki Mitomi, Takashi Yao, Tsuyoshi Saito, Tomoyoshi Shibuya, Sumio Watanabe
Gastric neoplasia of the fundic gland (chief cell-predominant) type (GNCCP) is a rare variant of gastric tumor. This tumor is associated with activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway; however, the mechanisms underlying this activation remain unknown. To elucidate potential roles of Wnt/β-catenin signal-associated gene methylation in GNCCP, we performed β-catenin immunostaining and methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for their associated genes, including SFRPs, APC, AXIN2, and MCC, in 26 GNCCPs [i...
January 20, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105345/attenuation-by-incretins-of-thyroid-hormone-stimulated-osteocalcin-synthesis-in-osteoblasts
#19
Shingo Kainuma, Haruhiko Tokuda, Kazuhiko Fujita, Tetsu Kawabata, Go Sakai, Rie Matsushima-Nishiwaki, Atsushi Harada, Osamu Kozawa, Takanobu Otsuka
Incretins, the polypeptide hormone glucose- dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secreted from the small intestine after nutrient ingestion, are generally known to stimulate insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells. We previously demonstrated that triiodothyronine (T3) stimulates osteocalcin synthesis at least in part through p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells. In the present study, we investigated the effects of GIP and GLP-1 on T3-stimulated osteocalcin synthesis and the mechanism of action involved in MC3T3-E1 cells...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105340/antiproliferative-effect-of-me3738-a-derivative-of-soyasapogenol-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-lines-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#20
Sachiko Ogasawara, Jun Akiba, Masamichi Nakayama, Hironori Kusano, Hirohisa Yano
Soyasapogenol, an aglycon of soyasaponin, ameliorates liver injury induced by concanavalin A in mice. A derivative of soyasapogenol, 22β-methoxyolean-12-ene-3β, 24(4β)-diol (ME3738), was reported to induce the gene expression of interferon (IFN)-β in hepatitis C virus replicon cells. The effect of ME3738 on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines was investigated in the present study. A total of 11 HCC cell lines were cultured in medium containing 0-10 µM ME3738, and after 24, 48, or 72 h of culture, morphological observation and MTT cell growth assays were performed...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
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