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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162165/epigenetic-correlates-of-neonatal-contact-in-humans
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Sarah R Moore, Lisa M McEwen, Jill Quirt, Alex Morin, Sarah M Mah, Ronald G Barr, W Thomas Boyce, Michael S Kobor
Animal models of early postnatal mother-infant interactions have highlighted the importance of tactile contact for biobehavioral outcomes via the modification of DNA methylation (DNAm). The role of normative variation in contact in early human development has yet to be explored. In an effort to translate the animal work on tactile contact to humans, we applied a naturalistic daily diary strategy to assess the link between maternal contact with infants and epigenetic signatures in children 4-5 years later, with respect to multiple levels of child-level factors, including genetic variation and infant distress...
December 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115522/role-of-epigenetics-in-the-pathogenesis-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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Jong-Yeup Kim, Dong-Kyu Kim, Myeong Sang Yu, Min-Ji Cha, Seong-Lan Yu, Jaeku Kang
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a highly prevalent disease characterized by mucosal inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses. CRS can be divided into two main categories, CRS with nasal polyps (NPs; CRSwNP) and CRS without NPs (CRSsNP). Although the pathophysiology of CRS remains unclear, DNA methylation has been implicated in the etiology of CRSwNP. The aim of the present study was to elucidate whether DNA methylation of specific genes is involved in the development of NPs. In total, 18 individuals were included in the present study, and were divided into three groups: CRSwNP (n=7), CRSsNP (n=7) and healthy controls (n=4)...
November 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100414/the-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-nr4a2-pathway-is-involved-in-h2o2-induced-apoptosis-of-resident-cardiac-stem-cells-via-autophagy
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Xingxing Shi, Wenjing Li, Honghong Liu, Deling Yin, Jing Zhao
Cardiac stem cells (CSCs)-based therapy provides a promising avenue for the management of ischemic heart diseases. However, engrafted CSCs are subjected to acute cell apoptosis in the ischemic microenvironment. Here, stem cell antigen 1 positive (Sca-1(+)) CSCs proved to own therapy potential were cultured and treated with H2O2 to mimic the ischemia situation. As autophagy inhibitor, 3-methyladenine (3MA), inhibited H2O2-induced CSCs apoptosis, thus we demonstrated that H2O2 induced autophagy-dependent apoptosis in CSCs, and continued to find key proteins responsible for the crosstalk between autophagy and apoptosis...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051583/nuclear-fragments-of-the-neural-cell-adhesion-molecule-ncam-with-or-without-polysialic-acid-differentially-regulate-gene-expression
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Nina Westphal, Thomas Theis, Gabriele Loers, Melitta Schachner, Ralf Kleene
The neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) is the major carrier of polysialic acid (PSA) which modulates NCAM functions of neural cells at the cell surface. In previous studies, we have shown that stimulation of cultured neurons with surrogate NCAM ligands leads to the generation and nuclear import of PSA-lacking and -carrying NCAM fragments. Here, we show that the nuclear import of the PSA-carrying NCAM fragment is mediated by positive cofactor 4 and cofilin, which we identified as novel PSA-binding proteins...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983631/integrated-analysis-reveals-candidate-genes-and-transcription-factors-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Baiwang Chen, Shuhong Gao, Changwei Ji, Ge Song
Lung adenocarcinoma is the most common type of non‑small cell lung cancer in Asia. Therefore, it is important to improve understanding of the underlying transcriptional regulatory mechanisms involved. The present study aimed to identify potential candidate genes and transcription factors (TFs) associated with the disease. Four gene expression profiles were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, which included 141 lung adenocarcinoma patients and 191 healthy controls. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were screened out and functional annotation was performed...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963435/carbidopa-is-an-activator-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-with-potential-for-cancer-therapy
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Jiro Ogura, Seiji Miyauchi, Kazumi Shimono, Shengping Yang, Sathisha Gonchigar, Vadivel Ganapathy, Yangzom D Bhutia
Carbidopa is used with l-DOPA (l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) to treat Parkinson's disease (PD). PD patients exhibit lower incidence of most cancers including pancreatic cancer, but with the notable exception of melanoma. The decreased cancer incidence is not due to l-DOPA; however, the relevance of Carbidopa to this phenomenon has not been investigated. Here, we tested the hypothesis that Carbidopa, independent of l-DOPA, might elicit an anticancer effect. Carbidopa inhibited pancreatic cancer cell proliferation both in vitro and in vivo Based on structural similarity with phenylhydrazine, an inhibitor of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1), we predicted that Carbidopa might also inhibit IDO1, thus providing a molecular basis for its anticancer effect...
September 28, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934090/adipogenic-effects-and-gene-expression-profiling-of-firemaster%C3%A2-550-components-in-human-primary-preadipocytes
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Emily W Y Tung, Vian Peshdary, Remi Gagné, Andrea Rowan-Carroll, Carole L Yauk, Adéle Boudreau, Ella Atlas
BACKGROUND: Exposure to flame retardants has been associated with negative health outcomes including metabolic effects. As polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants were pulled from commerce, human exposure to new flame retardants such as Firemaster® 550 (FM550) has increased. Although previous studies in murine systems have shown that FM550 and its main components increase adipogenesis, the effects of FM550 in human models have not been elucidated. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine if FM550 and its components are active in human preadipocytes, and to further investigate their mode of action...
September 14, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928407/correlation-between-polymorphisms-of-the-nr3c1-gene-and-glucocorticoid-effectiveness-in-patients-with-pemphigus-vulgaris
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Si-Yue Fang, Chun-Lei Li, Xiao-Song Liu, Feng Chen, Hong Hua
Glucocorticoid (GC) resistance is the major obscule in the treatment of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) for both patients and clinicans with unclear mechanism. A hypotheis for this resistance is the mutations or polymorphisms present in the nuclear receptor subfamily 3, group C, member 1 (NR3C1) gene that encodes receptors for steroid hormones. This study aimed to investigate the association between NR3C1 gene polymorphisms and GC effectiveness in PV patients. 94 PV patients (64 GC-sensitive and 30 GC-resistant) and 100 healthy volunteers were enrolled in this case-control study...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901404/effects-of-anticholinergic-agent-on-mirna-profiles-and-transcriptomes-in-a-murine-model-of-allergic-rhinitis
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Minghua Hou, Wei Li, Zuozhong Xie, Jingang Ai, Bo Sun, Guolin Tan
Anticholinergic agent, ipratropium bromide (IB) ameliorates symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR) using neuroimmunologic mechanisms. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains largely unclear. In the present study, 27 mice with AR induced by ovalbumin were randomly allocated to one of three groups: Model group, model group with IB treatment for 2 weeks, and model group with IB treatment for 4 weeks. Allergic symptoms were evaluated according to symptoms scores. Differentially expressed genes [microRNAs (miRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs)] of nasal mucosa were identified by microarray analysis...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899779/eupatilin-with-ppar%C3%AE-agonistic-effects-inhibits-tnf%C3%AE-induced-mmp-signaling-in-hacat-cells
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Yujung Jung, Jin-Chul Kim, Yongsoo Choi, Sullim Lee, Ki Sung Kang, Yong Kee Kim, Su-Nam Kim
Eupatilin (5,7-dihydroxy-3,4,6-trimethoxyflavone) is a flavonoid compound exhibiting several beneficial biological activities, including neuroprotection, anti-cancer, antinociception, chondroprotection, anti-oxidation, and anti-inflammation. Our previous study demonstrated that eupatilin specifically activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) through direct binding. The PPAR subfamily includes ligand-dependent transcription factors that consist of three isotypes: PPARα, PPARβ/δ, and PPARγ...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844671/transcriptional-profiling-of-human-femoral-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-osteoporosis-and-its-association-with-adipogenesis
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Yong Jun Choi, Insun Song, Yilan Jin, Hyun-Seok Jin, Hyung Min Ji, Seon-Yong Jeong, Ye-Yeon Won, Yoon-Sok Chung
Genetic alterations are major contributing factors in the development of osteoporosis. Osteoblasts and adipocytes share a common origin, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and their genetic determinants might be important in the relationship between osteoporosis and obesity. In the present study, we aimed to isolate differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in osteoporosis and normal controls using human MSCs, and elucidate the common pathways and genes related to osteoporosis and adipogenesis. Human MSCs were obtained from the bone marrow of femurs from postmenopausal women during orthopedic surgeries...
October 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837848/interaction-of-the-red-pigment-concentrating-hormone-of-the-crustacean-daphnia-pulex-with-its-cognate-receptor-dappu-rpchr-a-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-and-modeling-study
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Graham E Jackson, Elumalai Pavadai, Gerd Gäde, Zaheer Timol, Niels H Andersen
The primary sequence of the red pigment-concentrating hormone (RPCH) receptor of the water flea, Daphnia pulex, was used in homology modeling to construct the first 3D model of a crustacean G-protein coupled receptor, Dappu-RPCHR. This receptor was found to belong to the class A subfamily of GPCRs with a disulfide bridge between Cys(72) and Cys(150) and an ionic lock between Arg(97) and Thr(224) and Thr(220). NMR restrained molecular dynamics was used to determine the structure of an agonist, Dappu-RPCH, in a membrane-mimicking environment...
August 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739572/altenusin-a-nonsteroidal-microbial-metabolite-attenuates-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-activating-the-farnesoid-x-receptor
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Zhihui Zheng, Zanmei Zhao, Shuqiang Li, Xinhua Lu, Mengxi Jiang, Jie Lin, Yunqi An, Yang Xie, Meishu Xu, Wenbin Shen, Grace L Guo, Yixian Huang, Song Li, Xuexia Zhang, Wen Xie
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a prevalent chronic liver disease. The incidence of NAFLD has increased steadily due to its close association with the global epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, there is no effective pharmacological therapy approved for NAFLD. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR), a member of the nuclear receptor subfamily, plays important roles in maintaining the homeostasis of bile acids, glucose, and lipids. FXR agonists have shown promise for the treatment of NAFLD. In this study, we report altenusin (2076A), a natural nonsteroidal fungal metabolite, as a novel selective agonist of FXR with an EC50 value of 3...
October 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713898/identification-of-potential-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-targets-for-human-iga-nephropathy-and-hypertensive-nephropathy-by-bioinformatics-analysis
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Yingchun Cui, Shengmao Liu, Wenpeng Cui, Dan Gao, Wenhua Zhou, Ping Luo
In order to further elucidate the potential correlations and treatments of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and hypertensive nephropathy (HT), bioinformatics analysis of IgAN and HT was performed. The mRNA expression profiles of human renal biopsy samples from patients with IgAN, patients with HT and pre‑transplant healthy living controls (LD) were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Then, the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified and functions of DEGs were analyzed. Finally, the regulatory networks containing DEGs and related‑transcription factors (TFs) were constructed using Cytoscape software...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627590/activation-of-sonic-hedgehog-signal-by-purmorphamine-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-and-attenuates-inflammatory-response-by-mediating-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Shuai Shao, Guang-Liang Wang, Cespuglio Raymond, Xue-Hua Deng, Xiao-Lan Zhu, Di Wang, Le-Peng Hong
In Parkinson's disease (PD), microglial activation-mediated neuroinflammation is associated with dopaminergic neurons degeneration in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Previous studies that have investigated this neurodegenerative disease have reported that the Sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling pathway, through inhibiting the inflammatory processes, exerts a beneficial neuroprotective effect. However, the mechanisms underlying the anti‑inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of this signaling pathway remain poorly understood...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599476/identification-of-gene-markers-associated-with-metastasis-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Hailing Yang, Pengfei Huo, Guozhang Hu, Bo Wei, Dalian Kong, Hongjun Li
The present study aimed to screen potential target genes for the early diagnosis and treatment of early metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) using the microarray data of early metastatic and non-metastatic ccRCC samples. The DNA microarray dataset GSE47352 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus and included 4 early metastatic and 5 non-metastatic ccRCC samples. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were screened using the limma package. Then, pheatmap package was used to conduct two-way clustering for the DEGs...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385514/nr4a2-genetic-variation-and-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hongmei Liu, Hongbo Liu, Ting Li, Jiayi Cui, Yingmei Fu, Juanjuan Ren, Xiujia Sun, Ping Jiang, Shunying Yu, Chunbo Li
INTRODUCTION: the homo sapiens nuclear receptor subfamily 4, group A (NR4A2) genetic variation has been implicated as a risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD). Nevertheless, the results are inconclusive. We conducted a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis to quantify the impact of NR4A2 variation on the risk of PD. METHODS: all eligible case-control studies published up to June 2016 by searching Pubmed, OVID, EBSCO, PsycINFO, ISI Web of Knowledge, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database and China Academic Journals Database were identified...
April 4, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346829/polymorphisms-in-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-gene-and-associations-with-glucocorticoid-induced-avascular-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head
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Zhanqin Zhao, Yun Xue, Dun Hong, Hongjun Zhang, Zhigang Hu, Shunwu Fan, Haixiao Chen
AIMS: Individual sensitivity to glucocorticoid (GC) therapy might play a pivotal role in the development of GC-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head (GANFH). In a growing number of studies, common polymorphisms of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (nuclear receptor subfamily 3 group C member 1 [NR3C1]) have been associated with variability in the individual sensitivity to GCs. However, whether the NR3C1 gene polymorphisms actually influence the susceptibility of GANFH remains unknown...
May 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339047/hypothalamo%C3%A2-hypophysial-system-in-rats-with-autotransplantation-of-the-adrenal-cortex
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Nae Takizawa, Susumu Tanaka, Souichi Oe, Taro Koike, Tadashi Matsuda, Hisao Yamada
Patients with bilateral pheochromocytoma often require an adrenalectomy. Autotransplantation of the adrenal cortex is an alternative therapy that could potentially be performed instead of receiving glucocorticoid replacement following adrenalectomy. Adrenal cortex autotransplantation aims to avoid the side effects of long‑term steroid treatment and adrenal insufficiency. Although the function of the hypothalamo‑hypophysial system is critical for patients who have undergone adrenal cortex autotransplantation, the details of that system, with the exception of adrenocorticotropic hormone in the subjects with adrenal autotransplantation, have been overlooked for a long time...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337303/the-involvement-and-possible-mechanism-of-nr4a1-in-chondrocyte-apoptosis-during-osteoarthritis
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Xinge Shi, Hui Ye, Xuedong Yao, Yanzheng Gao
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease caused by the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone, and places great burdens to daily life of patients. Nuclear orphan receptor nuclear receptor subfamily 4, group A, member 1 (NR4A1) is vital for cell apoptosis, but little is known about its role in OA. This study aims to reveal the expression and function of NR4A1 during OA chondrocyte apoptosis. NR4A1 expression by qRT-PCR and western blot, and chondrocyte apoptosis by TUNEL assay were detected in normal and OA joint cartilage...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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