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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651248/evaluation-of-plasma-thrombomodulin-in-patients-with-coronary-slow-flow
#1
Yong Wang, Peng-Yu Jia, Bao-Jun Chen, Yan Chen, Hang Yu, Yao Yu, Hui-Min Yang, Da-Lin Jia, Chun-Yan Ma
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that coronary slow flow (CSF) is associated with acute myocardial infarction, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and even sudden cardiac death. Although studies concerning the etiopathogenesis of CSF are scarce, diffuse atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction are thought to play important roles. It has been suggested that a high plasma thrombomodulin (TM) level seems to play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651243/structure-of-the-lps-o-chain-from-fusobacterium-nucleatum-strain-12230
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Evgeny Vinogradov, Frank St Michael, Andrew D Cox
Fusobacterium nucleatum is an anaerobic bacterium found in the human mouth where it causes periodontitis. It was also found in colorectal cancer tissues and is linked with pregnancy complications, including pre-term and still births. Cell surface structures of the bacterium could be implicated in pathogenesis. Here we report the following structure of the lipopolysaccharide O-chain of F. nucleatum strain 12230: -6-α-d-Glc-4-β-d-GlcNHBu3NHBuA-3-β-d-QuiNAc4NABu- where ABu and HBu indicate (R)-3-aminobutanoyl and (R)-3-hydroxybutanoyl, respectively; all monosaccharides are in the pyranose form...
June 16, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651234/microrna-493-suppresses-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumorigenesis-through-down-regulation-of-anthrax-toxin-receptor-1-antxr1-and-r-spondin-2-rspo2
#3
Yuqiang Xu, Kuikui Ge, Junhao Lu, Jinjiang Huang, Wei Wei, Qingshan Huang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is known as a highly prevalent cancer with a poor prognosis and short survival time, despite intensive research and clinical efforts. Increasing numbers of studies have reported that microRNAs are involved in the malignant behavior of hepatocellular carcinoma cells via directly targeting multiple oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Here, we report that the expression of microRNA-493 (miR-493) is decreased in HCC cell lines and in tumor tissues. Overexpression of miR-493 in HCC cells dramatically inhibited cell proliferation and colony-formation in vitro and inhibited tumor formation of HCC cell xenografts in vivo...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651154/new-comprehensive-studies-of-a-gold-iii-dithiocarbamate-complex-with-proven-anticancer-properties-aqueous-dissolution-with-cyclodextrins-pharmacokinetics-and-upstream-inhibition-of-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-pathway
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Marianna F Tomasello, Chiara Nardon, Valeria Lanza, Giuseppe Di Natale, Nicolò Pettenuzzo, Stefano Salmaso, Danilo Milardi, Paolo Caliceti, Giuseppe Pappalardo, Dolores Fregona
The gold(III)-dithiocarbamate complex AuL12 (dibromo [ethyl-N-(dithiocarboxy-kS,kS')-N-methylglycinate] gold(III)), is endowed with promising in vitro/in vivo antitumor activity and toxicological profile. Here, we report our recent strategies to improve its water solubility and stability under physiological conditions along with our efforts for unravelling its tangled mechanism of action. We used three types of α-cyclodextrins (CDs), namely β-CD, Me-β-CD and HP-β-CD to prepare aqueous solutions of AuL12...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650993/a-novel-potential-biomarker-for-metabolic-syndrome-in-chinese-adults-circulating-protein-disulfide-isomerase-family-a-member-4
#5
Chu-Yen Chien, Yi-Jen Hung, Yi-Shing Shieh, Chang-Hsun Hsieh, Chieh-Hua Lu, Fu-Huang Lin, Sheng-Chiang Su, Chien-Hsing Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) family members are specific endoplasmic reticulum proteins that are involved in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases including neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and obesity. However, the metabolic effects of PDIA4 remain unclear in humans. The aims of this study were to investigate the associations of serum PDIA4 with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Chinese adults. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 669 adults (399 men and 270 women) were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650992/galectin-8-as-an-immunosuppressor-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-and-a-target-of-human-early-prognostic-antibodies-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Evelyn Pardo, Claudia Cárcamo, Reinaldo Uribe-San Martín, Ethel Ciampi, Fabián Segovia-Miranda, Cristobal Curkovic-Peña, Fabián Montecino, Christopher Holmes, Juan Enrique Tichauer, Eric Acuña, Francisco Osorio-Barrios, Marjorie Castro, Priscilla Cortes, Claudia Oyanadel, David M Valenzuela, Rodrigo Pacheco, Rodrigo Naves, Andrea Soza, Alfonso González
Galectin-8 (Gal-8) is a member of a glycan-binding protein family that regulates the immune system, among other functions, and is a target of antibodies in autoimmune disorders. However, its role in multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS), remains unknown. We study the consequences of Gal-8 silencing on lymphocyte subpopulations and the development of experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE), to then assess the presence and clinical meaning of anti-Gal-8 antibodies in MS patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650568/enhanced-functional-properties-of-human-limbal-stem-cells-by-inhibition-of-the-mir-31-fih-1-p21-axis
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Zhiping Liu, Weijiao Zhan, Minzhi Zeng, Jinghong Chen, Huyong Zou, Zhiqun Min
OBJECTIVE: On the basis of the functional roles of the embryonic stem cell niche (ESCN) in the human limbal stem cells (LSCs), we proposed to explore the potential roles of microRNAs in regulating the self-renewal and differentiation of LSCs cultured in the ESCN. METHODS: The LSCs were cultured in different media, either in CnT-20 media or in CnT-20 + 20% ES culture supernatant (ESC-CM). The LSCs cultured in ESC-CM were then transfected with microRNA-31 (miR-31) mimic or antago-31...
June 26, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650466/ror2-mediated-alternative-wnt-signaling-regulates-cell-fate-and-adhesion-during-mammary-tumor-progression
#8
K Roarty, A D Pfefferle, C J Creighton, C M Perou, J M Rosen
Cellular heterogeneity is a common feature in breast cancer, yet an understanding of the coexistence and regulation of various tumor cell subpopulations remains a significant challenge in cancer biology. In the current study, we approached tumor cell heterogeneity from the perspective of Wnt pathway biology to address how different modes of Wnt signaling shape the behaviors of diverse cell populations within a heterogeneous tumor landscape. Using a syngeneic TP53-null mouse model of breast cancer, we identified distinctions in the topology of canonical Wnt β-catenin-dependent signaling activity and non-canonical β-catenin-independent Ror2-mediated Wnt signaling across subtypes and within tumor cell subpopulations in vivo...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650464/%C3%AE-catenin-downregulates-dicer-to-promote-ovarian-cancer-metastasis
#9
S K Y To, A S C Mak, Y M Eva Fung, C-M Che, S-S Li, W Deng, B Ru, J Zhang, A S T Wong
Ovarian cancer is a nearly uniform lethal disease and its highly aggressive metastatic phenotype portends a poor prognosis. Lack of a well-controlled, relevant experimental model has been a major obstacle to identifying key molecules causing metastasis. Here we describe the creation of a new isogenic model of spontaneous human ovarian cancer metastasis exhibiting opposite phenotypes-highly metastatic (HM) and non-metastatic (NM)-both in vitro and in vivo. HM was unique in its ability to metastasize consistently to the peritoneum, mimicking the major dissemination route of human ovarian cancer...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650457/fibroblast-growth-factor-19-regulates-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-ameliorates-muscle-wasting-in-mice
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Bérengère Benoit, Emmanuelle Meugnier, Martina Castelli, Stéphanie Chanon, Aurélie Vieille-Marchiset, Christine Durand, Nadia Bendridi, Sandra Pesenti, Pierre-Axel Monternier, Anne-Cécile Durieux, Damien Freyssenet, Jennifer Rieusset, Etienne Lefai, Hubert Vidal, Jérôme Ruzzin
The endocrine-derived hormone fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 19 has recently emerged as a potential target for treating metabolic disease. Given that skeletal muscle is a key metabolic organ, we explored the role of FGF19 in that tissue. Here we report a novel function of FGF19 in regulating skeletal muscle mass through enlargement of muscle fiber size, and in protecting muscle from atrophy. Treatment with FGF19 causes skeletal muscle hypertrophy in mice, while physiological and pharmacological doses of FGF19 substantially increase the size of human myotubes in vitro...
June 26, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650391/proteins-differentially-expressed-in-the-pancreas-of-hepatic-alcohol-dehydrogenase-deficient-deer-mice-fed-ethanol-for-3-months
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Kamlesh K Bhopale, Samir M Amer, Lata Kaphalia, Kizhake V Soman, John E Wiktorowicz, Ghulam A Shakeel Ansari, Bhupendra S Kaphalia
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify differentially expressed proteins in the pancreatic tissue of hepatic alcohol dehydrogenase-deficient deer mice fed ethanol to understand metabolic basis and mechanism of alcoholic chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Mice were fed liquid diet containing 3.5 g% ethanol daily for 3 months, and differentially expressed pancreatic proteins were identified by protein separation using 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis and identification by mass spectrometry...
June 22, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650331/expression-of-th17-and-cd4-cd25-t-regulatory-cells-in-peripheral-blood-of-acute-leukemia-patients-and-their-prognostic-significance
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Mingli Xiang, Li Guo, Yan Ma, Yi Li
To discuss the expression of T helper cell 17 (Th17) cells and CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) in peripheral blood (PB) of patients with acute leukemia (AL), and to explore the relationship between them and disease prognosis. 40 patients diagnosed with acute leukemia in The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from July 2012 to August 2014 were selected as the observation group. Meanwhile, 40 healthy people were taken as the control group. Flow Cytometry Method (FCM) was used to detect the level of Th17 cells and CD4(+) CD25(+) Foxp3(+) cells in peripheral blood of the two groups, and enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA) method was used to test the level of IL17 and TGF-β in peripheral blood of two groups; reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was adopted to analyze the mRNA levels of RORγT and Foxp3 in peripheral blood...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650109/inducible-activation-of-fgfr2-in-adult-mice-promotes-bone-formation-after-bone-marrow-ablation
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Wei Xu, Fengtao Luo, Quan Wang, Qiaoyan Tan, Junlan Huang, Siru Zhou, Zuqiang Wang, Xianding Sun, Liang Kuang, Min Jin, Nan Su, Wanling Jiang, Liang Chen, Huabing Qi, Ying Zhu, Bo Chen, Hangang Chen, Shuai Chen, Yu Gao, Xiaoling Xu, Chuxia Deng, Lin Chen, Yangli Xie, Xiaolan Du
Apert syndrome is one of the most severe craniosynostoses, resulting from gain-of-function mutations in fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2). Previous studies have shown that gain-of-function mutations of FGFR2 (S252W or P253R) cause skull malformation of human Apert syndrome by affecting both chondrogenesis and osteogenesis, underscoring the key role of FGFR2 in bone development. However, the effects of FGFR2 on bone formation at the adult stage have not been fully investigated. To investigate the role of FGFR2 in bone formation, we generated mice with tamoxifen-inducible expression of mutant FGFR2 (P253R) at the adult stage...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650071/in-vivo-synergistic-activity-of-a-cazyme-cassette-from-acidothermus-cellulolyticus-significantly-improves-the-cellulolytic-activity-of-the-c-bescii-exoproteome
#14
Sun-Ki Kim, Daehwan Chung, Michael E Himmel, Yannick J Bomble, Janet Westpheling
The use of microbial cells to convert plant biomass directly to fuels and chemicals is referred to as consolidated bioprocessing (CBP). Members of the bacterial genus, Caldicellulosiruptor (Gram-positive, anaerobic hyperthermophiles) are capable of deconstructing plant biomass without enzymatic or chemical pretreatment. This is accomplished by the production and secretion of free, multi-domain enzymes that outperform commercial enzyme cocktails on some substrates. Here, we show that the exoproteome of C. bescii may be enhanced by the heterologous expression of enzymes from Acidothermus cellulolyticus that act synergistically to improve sugar release from complex substrates; as well as improve cell growth...
June 26, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650018/hypoglycemic-effects-of-a-fructus-mori-polysaccharide-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#15
Chun Chen, Qiang Huang, Chao Li, Xiong Fu
Mulberry fruit polysaccharide (MFP), one of the major active ingredients isolated from the mulberry fruit, possesses numerous bioactivities. In vitro hypoglycemic experiments showed that MFP had significant insulin-sensitizing activity through increasing insulin secretion and promoting pancreatic β cell proliferation. In vivo, the oral administration of MFP could significantly decrease blood glucose levels and increase body weight loss in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. MFP also significantly decreased the level of malondialdehyde (MDA) and increased the activities of antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and catalase (CAT) in the liver in STZ-induced diabetic mice...
June 26, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649665/tgf-%C3%AE-target-genes-are-differentially-regulated-in-corneal-epithelial-cells-and-fibroblasts
#16
Xiaoqing Guo, Audrey E K Hutcheon, Jennifer A Tran, James D Zieske
PURPOSE: Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) activates the canonical Smad pathway, which includes the Smad family of proteins and SARA (Smad Anchor for Receptor Activation) and other less understood pathways, including one involving p38(MAPK). The goal of the current research was to determine if corneal epithelial cells and fibroblasts used the classical or alternative TGF-β-signaling pathways. To examine this question, we made use of Trx-SARA, which inhibits native SARA, thus blocking the Smad pathway...
2017: New Front Ophthalmol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649452/glucocorticoid-receptor-expression-on-circulating-leukocytes-differs-between-healthy-male-and-female-adults
#17
Kim D Lu, Shlomit Radom-Aizik, Fadia Haddad, Frank Zaldivar, Monica Kraft, Dan M Cooper
INTRODUCTION: The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is a key receptor involved in inflammatory responses and is influenced by sex steroids. This study measured GR expression on circulating leukocyte subtypes in males and females. METHODS: A total of 23 healthy adults (12 female) participated in this study. GR expression was measured in leukocyte subtypes using flow cytometry. Peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) gene expression of GR (NR3C1), GR β, TGF-β1 and 2, and glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) were determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
April 2017: Journal of clinical and translational science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649369/recent-advances-in-understanding-contextual-tgf%C3%AE-signaling
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REVIEW
Arshad Ayyaz, Liliana Attisano, Jeffrey L Wrana
The appearance of the first animal species on earth coincides with the emergence of transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) pathways. The evolution of these animals into more complex organisms coincides with a progressively increased TGFβ repertoire through gene duplications and divergence, making secreted TGFβ molecules the largest family of morphogenetic proteins in humans. It is therefore not surprising that TGFβ pathways govern numerous aspects of human biology from early embryonic development to regeneration, hematopoiesis, neurogenesis, and immunity...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649368/wnt-target-genes-and-where-to-find-them
#19
REVIEW
Aravinda-Bharathi Ramakrishnan, Ken M Cadigan
Wnt/β-catenin signaling is highly conserved throughout metazoans, is required for numerous essential events in development, and serves as a stem cell niche signal in many contexts. Misregulation of the pathway is linked to several human pathologies, most notably cancer. Wnt stimulation results in stabilization and nuclear import of β-catenin, which then acts as a transcriptional co-activator. Transcription factors of the T-cell family (TCF) are the best-characterized nuclear binding partners of β-catenin and mediators of Wnt gene regulation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649260/tomato-udp-glucose-sterol-glycosyltransferases-a-family-of-developmental-and-stress-regulated-genes-that-encode-cytosolic-and-membrane-associated-forms-of-the-enzyme
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Karla Ramirez-Estrada, Nídia Castillo, Juan A Lara, Monserrat Arró, Albert Boronat, Albert Ferrer, Teresa Altabella
Sterol glycosyltransferases (SGTs) catalyze the glycosylation of the free hydroxyl group at C-3 position of sterols to produce sterol glycosides. Glycosylated sterols and free sterols are primarily located in cell membranes where in combination with other membrane-bound lipids play a key role in modulating their properties and functioning. In contrast to most plant species, those of the genus Solanum contain very high levels of glycosylated sterols, which in the case of tomato may account for more than 85% of the total sterol content...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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