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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231469/bassoon-controls-presynaptic-autophagy-through-atg5
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Nathan D Okerlund, Katharina Schneider, Sergio Leal-Ortiz, Carolina Montenegro-Venegas, Sally A Kim, Loren C Garner, Eckart D Gundelfinger, Richard J Reimer, Craig C Garner
Mechanisms regulating the surveillance and clearance of synaptic proteins are not well understood. Intriguingly, the loss of the presynaptic active zone proteins Piccolo and Bassoon triggers the loss of synaptic vesicles (SVs) and compromises synaptic integrity. Here we report that the destruction of SVs in boutons lacking Piccolo and Bassoon was associated with the induction of presynaptic autophagy, a process that depended on poly-ubiquitination, but not the E3 ubiquitin ligase Siah1. Surprisingly, gain or loss of function (LOF) of Bassoon alone suppressed or enhanced presynaptic autophagy, respectively, implying a fundamental role for Bassoon in the local regulation of presynaptic autophagy...
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231426/engineering-of-anti-cd133-tri-specific-molecule-capable-of-inducing-nk-expansion-and-driving-antibody-dependent-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-adcc
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Jörg U Schmohl, Martin Felices, Felix Oh, Alexander J Lenvik, Aaron M Lebeau, Jayanth Panyam, Jeffrey S Miller, Daniel A Vallera
Purpose: The selective elimination of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in tumor patients is a crucial goal because CSCs cause drug refractory relapse. To improve the current conventional bispecific immune-engager platform, a 16133 BiKE, consisting of scFvs binding FcγRIII (CD16) on NK cells and CD133 on carcinoma cells, was first synthesized and a modified IL-15 crosslinker capable of stimulating NK effector cells was introduced. Materials and Methods: DNA shuffling and ligation techniques were used to assemble and synthesize the 1615133 trispecific NK cell engager (TriKE)...
February 20, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230866/oridonin-induces-autophagy-via-inhibition-of-glucose-metabolism-in-p53-mutated-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Zhuo Yao, Fuhua Xie, Min Li, Zirui Liang, Wenli Xu, Jianhua Yang, Chang Liu, Hongwangwang Li, Hui Zhou, Liang-Hu Qu
The Warburg effect is an important characteristic of tumor cells, making it an attractive therapeutic target. Current anticancer drug development strategies predominantly focus on inhibitors of the specific molecular effectors involved in tumor cell proliferation. These drugs or natural compounds, many of which target the Warburg effect and the underlying mechanisms, still need to be characterized. To elucidate the anticancer effects of a natural diterpenoid, oridonin, we first demonstrated the anticancer activity of oridonin both in vitro and in vivo in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229930/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-a-novel-mediator-for-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-16hbe-14o-and-a549-cells
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Shuyuan Chu, Xiufeng Zhang, Yabing Sun, Yuanyuan Yu, Yaxi Liang, Ming Jiang, Jianwei Huang, Libing Ma
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is increasingly expressed on airway and inhibits pulmonary arterial remodeling. However, the role of ANP in remodeling of respiratory system is still unclear. The role of ANP on airway remodeling and the possible mechanism was explored in this study. Both human bronchial epithelial 16HBE-14o cells and alveolar epithelial A549 cells were stimulated by TGF-β1, ANP, cGMP inhibitor, PKG inhibitor, and cGMP analogue. The expressions of epithelial markers, mesenchymal markers, and Smad3 were assessed by quantitative real-time PCR and western blotting...
February 13, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229631/targeting-heme-oxygenase-1-in-early-diabetic-nephropathy-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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R Abo El Gheit, M N Emam
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common microvascular diabetic complications. This study was designed to evaluate the possible protective effect and underlying mechanisms of HO-1 induction in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced early DN in rats. The diabetic rats were divided into three groups: STZ-diabetic, cobalt protoporphyrin (CoPP)-treated diabetic, and zinc protoporphyrin IX (ZnPP)-treated diabetic groups. Compared to the STZ-diabetic group, CoPP-induced HO-1 upregulation improved the diabetic state and renal functional parameters, suppressed the renal proinflammatory marker, NF-κB, abrogated the elevated renal hydroxyprolin, and decreased the enhanced renal nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase activity with parallel reduction of urinary oxidative stress markers...
December 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229383/mirna-based-heavy-metal-homeostasis-and-plant-growth
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Ali Noman, Muhammad Aqeel
Plants have been naturally gifted with mechanisms to adjust under very high or low nutrient concentrations. Heavy metal toxicity is considered as a major growth and yield-limiting factor for plants. This stress includes essential as well as non-essential metals. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known for mediating post-transcriptional regulation by cleaving transcripts or translational inhibition. It is commonly agreed that an extensive understanding of plant miRNAs will significantly help in the induction of tolerance against environmental stresses...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228759/interleukin-35-producing-cd8%C3%AE-dendritic-cells-acquire-a-tolerogenic-state-and-regulate-t-cell-function
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Sergio Haller, Anaïs Duval, Romain Migliorini, Mathias Stevanin, Vanessa Mack, Hans Acha-Orbea
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a central role in shaping immunogenic as well as tolerogenic adaptive immune responses and thereby dictate the outcome of adaptive immunity. Here, we report the generation of a CD8α(+) DC line constitutively secreting the tolerogenic cytokine interleukin (IL)-35. IL-35 secretion led to impaired CD4(+) and CD8(+) T lymphocyte proliferation and interfered with their function in vitro and also in vivo. IL-35 was furthermore found to induce a tolerogenic phenotype on CD8α(+) DCs, characterized by the upregulation of CD11b, downregulation of MHC class II, a reduced costimulatory potential as well as production of the immunomodulatory molecule IL-10...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228736/stress-signal-network-between-hypoxia-and-er-stress-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Hiroshi Maekawa, Reiko Inagi
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterized by an irreversible decrease in kidney function and induction of various metabolic dysfunctions. Accumulated findings reveal that chronic hypoxic stress and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress are involved in a range of pathogenic conditions, including the progression of CKD. Because of the presence of an arteriovenous oxygen shunt, the kidney is thought to be susceptible to hypoxia. Chronic kidney hypoxia is induced by a number of pathogenic conditions, including renal ischemia, reduced peritubular capillary, and tubulointerstitial fibrosis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228626/osteogenic-induction-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-cells-on-electrospun-polycaprolactone-chitosan-nanofibrous-membrane
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Ying He, Wei Wang, Xuyan Tang, Xin Liu
A novel chitosan/polycaprolactone (CS/PCL) nanofibrous membrane by electrospinning was developed for guided tissue regeneration (GTR) to improve mechanical properties and to promote osteogenic differentiation. Firstly, chitosan and PCL solutions of different weight ratios (0/100, 30/70, 50/50) were mixed and then electrospun. Our data demonstrated that the CS/PCL (30/70) nanofibrous membrane promoted an increased rBMSCs proliferation when compared to the CS/PCL (50/50) membrane and pure PCL (0/100) membrane...
February 22, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228595/hepatitis-c-virus-specific-t-cell-receptor-mrna-engineered-human-t-cells-impact-of-antigen-specificity-on-functional-properties
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Anangi Balasiddaiah, Haleh Davanian, Soo Aleman, Anna Pasetto, Lars Frelin, Matti Sällberg, Volker Lohmann, Sarene Koh, Antonio Bertoletti, Margaret Chen
Therapy with genetically modified autologous T cells has shown great promise in cancer therapy. For an efficient control of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, cytotoxic T cells (CTL) are pivotal but persistence of activated T cells may lead to liver toxicity. Here, anti-HCV T cell receptors (TCRs) recognising the HCV non-structural (NS) NS3 or NS5 viral peptide target were examined by mRNA transfection of human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) derived from healthy donors as well as chronically infected HCV patients...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228559/targeting-influenza-virus-hemagglutinin-to-xcr1-dendritic-cells-in-the-absence-of-receptor-mediated-endocytosis-enhances-protective-antibody-responses
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Arnar Gudjonsson, Anna Lysén, Sreekumar Balan, Vibeke Sundvold-Gjerstad, Catharina Arnold-Schrauf, Lisa Richter, Espen S Bækkevold, Marc Dalod, Bjarne Bogen, Even Fossum
Targeting Ags to conventional dendritic cells can enhance Ag-specific immune responses. Although most studies have focused on the induction of T cell responses, the mechanisms by which targeting improves Ab responses are poorly understood. In this study we present data on the use of human XCL1 (hXCL1) and hXCL2 fusion vaccines in a murine model. We show that the human chemokines bound type 1 conventional dendritic cells (cDC1), and that immunization with influenza virus hemagglutinin fused to hXCL1 or hXCL2 induced full protection against influenza challenge...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228262/targeting-dna-damage-response-in-prostate-cancer-by-inhibiting-androgen-receptor-cdc6-atr-chk1-signaling
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Styliani Karanika, Theodoros Karantanos, Likun Li, Jianxiang Wang, Sanghee Park, Guang Yang, Xuemei Zuo, Jian H Song, Sankar N Maity, Ganiraju C Manyam, Bradley Broom, Ana M Aparicio, Gary E Gallick, Patricia Troncoso, Paul G Corn, Nora Navone, Wei Zhang, Shuhua Li, Timothy C Thompson
Cell division cycle 6 (CDC6), an androgen receptor (AR) target gene, is implicated in regulating DNA replication and checkpoint mechanisms. CDC6 expression is increased during prostate cancer (PCa) progression and positively correlates with AR in PCa tissues. AR or CDC6 knockdown, together with AZD7762, a Chk1/2 inhibitor, results in decreased TopBP1-ATR-Chk1 signaling and markedly increased ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) phosphorylation, a biomarker of DNA damage, and synergistically increases treatment efficacy...
February 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228218/-thioridazine-sensitizes-apoptotic-effect-of-trail-in-human-lung-cancer-pc9-cells-through-er-stress-mediated-up-regulation-of-dr5
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Juan Li, Yi Wang, Liu Liu, Yuan Yuan, Yangyi Bao
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducting ligand (TRAIL) can induce apoptosis of tumor cells, however, various of tumor cells may survive because of resistance to TRAIL-mediated apoptosis. This study is to observe the proliferation inhibition effect of TRAIL sensitized by thioridazine on PC9 cells through endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress mediated up-regulation of death receptor 5 (DR5) and investigate its mechanism. METHODS: PC9 cells were treated with different concentrations of thioridazine and TRAIL alone or in combination...
February 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228112/three-case-reports-of-post-immunization-and-post-viral-bullous-pemphigoid-looking-for-the-right-trigger
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Luca Baroero, Paola Coppo, Laura Bertolino, Stefano Maccario, Francesco Savino
BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a blistering skin disorder infrequent in infancy and rarely reported in medical literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we describe three cases of BP which were referred to our department in the last 15 years. Two of them developed an eruption of bullous lesions just a few days after vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae B. The third patient developed the same blistering lesions shortly after herpetic stomatitis...
February 23, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228072/curcumin-and-endothelial-function-evidence-and-mechanisms-of-protective-effects
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Maryam Saberi Karimian, Matteo Pirro, Thomas P Johnston, Muhammed Majeed, Amirhossein Sahebkar
BACKGROUND: The endothelium is a large paracrine organ regulating cell growth, vascular tone and thrombogenicity as well as platelet and leukocyte interactions. Endothelial function can be assessed by non-invasive techniques [e.g. flow-mediated vasodilation, nitroglycerin-mediated dilation and pulse wave velocity] and measuring specific circulating biomarkers [cell adhesion molecules, endothelial microparticles and endothelial progenitor cells]. Impaired endothelial function plays a key role in the development of atherosclerosis, arterial hypertension, heart failure, ischemia-reperfusion injury, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions...
February 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227618/non-invasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-in-pharmacology-a-plethysmographie-solution-in-rats
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Timothe Flenet, Julie Fontecave-Jallon, Stephane Tanguy, Francois Boucher, Pierre Baconnier, Pierre-Yves Gumery, Timothe Flenet, Julie Fontecave-Jallon, Stephane Tanguy, Francois Boucher, Pierre Baconnier, Pierre-Yves Gumery, Pierre-Yves Gumery, Pierre Baconnier, Stephane Tanguy, Julie Fontecave-Jallon, Francois Boucher, Timothe Flenet
Cardiovascular monitoring is of great importance in pharmacology but there is a lack of convenient non-invasive alternatives. Hence, we aim to evaluate the relevance of inductive plethysmography (IP) in preclinical cardiac studies. An IP system was specifically designed for rat. Its evaluation carried out using a mechanical test bench has shown appropriate instrumental performances for cardiac monitoring in rats. Measurements were also performed during a volume overload hemodynamic challenge in vivo in rats...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227453/a-simple-mathematical-model-of-spontaneous-swallow-effects-on-breathing-based-on-new-experimental-data
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Julie Fontecave-Jallon, Pierre Baconnier, Julie Fontecave-Jallon, Pierre Baconnier, Pierre Baconnier, Julie Fontecave-Jallon
The coordination of respiration and swallowing involves an interaction between two central pattern generators, and this can be disturbed in some pathological situations. To better understand this interaction, we aim in this study to characterize the effect of a spontaneous swallow on the breathing pattern. This is first realized using Respiratory Inductive Plethysmography on 11 healthy subjects. Real signals highlight several mechanisms for swallowing: ending of inspiration, prolongation of expiration or active expiration...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227134/cardiovascular-interactions-assessed-via-conditional-joint-transfer-entropy-in-patients-developing-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Vlasta Bari, Marco Ranucci, Andrea Marchi, Beatrice De Maria, Valeria Pistuddi, Alberto Porta, Vlasta Bari, Marco Ranucci, Andrea Marchi, Beatrice De Maria, Valeria Pistuddi, Alberto Porta, Vlasta Bari, Andrea Marchi, Alberto Porta, Valeria Pistuddi, Beatrice De Maria, Marco Ranucci
Assigned the universe of knowledge Ω as composed by one target and two exogenous signals, the conditional joint transfer entropy (CJTE), assessing the amount of information jointly transferred from the two sources to the target that can be uniquely linked to one of the two sources, was found useful to study cardiovascular control. We propose the assessment of CJTE from systolic arterial pressure (SAP) and respiration (R) to heart period (HP) conditioned on R (CJTESAP, R→HP|R) along the baroreflex, and from HP and R to SAP conditioned on R (CJTEHP, R→SAP|R) along the feedforward mechanical pathway, in 134 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery before (PRE) and after (POST) the induction of general anesthesia...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226937/design-of-a-bio-inspired-pneumatic-artificial-muscle-with-self-contained-sensing
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Onder Erin, Nishant Pol, Luis Valle, Yong-Lae Park, Onder Erin, Nishant Pol, Luis Valle, Yong-Lae Park, Nishant Pol, Luis Valle, Onder Erin, Yong-Lae Park
Pneumatic artificial muscles (PAMs) are one of the most famous linear actuators in bio-inspired robotics. They can generate relatively high linear force considering their form factors and weights. Furthermore, PAMs are inexpensive compared with traditional electromagnetic actuators (e.g. DC motors) and also inherently light and compliant. In robotics applications, however, they typically require external sensing mechanisms due to their nonlinear behaviors, which may make the entire mechanical system bulky and complicated, limiting their use in simple systems...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226198/olanzapine-induced-early-cardiovascular-effects-are-mediated-by-the-biological-clock-and-prevented-by-melatonin
#20
Francisco Romo-Nava, Frederik N Buijs, Marcela Valdés-Tovar, Gloria Benítez-King, MariCarmen Basualdo, Mercedes Perusquía, Gerhard Heinze, Carolina Escobar, Ruud M Buijs
Second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are associated with adverse cardiometabolic side-effects contributing to premature mortality in patients. While mechanisms mediating these cardiometabolic side-effects remain poorly understood, three independent studies recently demonstrated that melatonin was protective against cardiometabolic risk in SGA-treated patients. Since one of the main target areas of circulating melatonin in the brain is the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), we hypothesized that the SCN is involved in SGA-induced early cardiovascular effects in Wistar rats...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
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