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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434170/establishment-and-characterization-of-novel-epithelial-like-cell-lines-derived-from-human-periodontal-ligament-tissue-in-vitro
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Kallapat Tansriratanawong, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Junko Toyomura, Soh Sato
In this study, novel human-derived epithelial-like cells (hEPLCs) lines were established from periodontal ligament (PDL) tissues, which were composed of a variety of cell types and exhibited complex cellular activities. To elucidate the putative features distinguishing these from epithelial rest of Malassez (ERM), we characterized hEPLCs based on cell lineage markers and tight junction protein expression. The aim of this study was, therefore, to establish and characterize hEPLCs lines from PDL tissues. The hEPLCs were isolated from PDL of third molar teeth...
April 22, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434164/microglia-loss-contributes-to-the-development-of-major-depression-induced-by-different-types-of-chronic-stresses
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Lijuan Tong, Yu Gong, Peng Wang, Wenfeng Hu, Jili Wang, Zhuo Chen, Wei Zhang, Chao Huang
Recently, the loss and dystrophy of hippocampal microglia induced by chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) has been reported to mediate the development of major depression in mice whose microglial cells were labeled with enhanced green fluorescent protein-conjuncted-CX3C receptor type 1. However, whether this happens in endogenous microglia with no genetic intervention remains unclear. Here, we addressed this issue in mice treated with different types of chronic stresses, including the CUS, chronic restraint stress (CRS) and chronic social defeat stress (CSDS)...
April 22, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434116/activation-of-the-serotonin-pathway-is-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-copd-exacerbation-results-of-a-long-term-cohort-study
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Marc A Meier, Manuel Ottiger, Alaadin Vögeli, Christian Steuer, Luca Bernasconi, Robert Thomann, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Christoph Henzen, Claus Hoess, Werner Zimmerli, Andreas Huber, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) metabolizes tryptophan to kynurenine. An increase of its activity is associated with severity in patients with pneumonia. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, an elevation of serotonin has been reported. Experimental models showed that cigarette smoke inhibits monoamine oxidase (MAO) leading to higher levels of serotonin. We investigated the prognostic ability of tryptophan, serotonin, kynurenine, IDO, and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) to predict short- and long-term outcomes in patients with a COPD exacerbation...
April 22, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434074/adipose-derived-stem-cells-ameliorate-experimental-murine-colitis-via-tsp-1-dependent-activation-of-latent-tgf-%C3%AE
#4
Hiroshi Takeyama, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Mamoru Uemura, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Ichiro Takemasa, Masakazu Ikenaga, Kohei Murata, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) have been investigated as therapeutic tools for a variety of autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying the immunomodulatory properties of ASCs are not well understood. Here, we investigated the mechanism of regulatory T cell (Treg) induction in ASC therapy in a murine model of inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Acute colitis was induced in mice using dextran sulfate sodium and ASCs administered intraperitoneally...
April 22, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434000/apolipoprotein-a1-inhibits-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-human-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells
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Juling Feng, Jingjing Zhang, Ampadu O Jackson, Xiao Zhu, Hainan Chen, Wen Chen, Qingjun Gui, Kai Yin
OBJECTIVE: Transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) is the major cytokine for stimulating endothelial cells (ECs) to transdifferentiate to mesenchymal cells (MCs) in the process known as endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT). Recently, TGF-β1-induced EndMT has been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis (AS). It has been identified that apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA-I) obstructs TGF-β1-induced endothelial dysfunction, providing a protective effect for ECs and also anti-AS activity...
April 22, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433920/proteomic-analysis-of-sockeye-salmon-serum-as-a-tool-for-biomarker-discovery-and-new-insight-into-the-sublethal-toxicity-of-diluted-bitumen
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Sarah L Alderman, Laura A Dindia, Christopher J Kennedy, Anthony P Farrell, Todd E Gillis
Pipelines carrying diluted bitumen (dilbit) from Canada's oil sands traverse North America, including the freshwater habitat of Pacific salmon, posing a risk of environmental release and aquatic exposure. Swimming performance is impacted in juvenile sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) exposed to dilbit; therefore biomarkers of dilbit exposure will be valuable for monitoring at-risk salmon stocks. This study characterized changes in the serum proteome of sockeye exposed to a sub-lethal and environmentally relevant concentration of dilbit using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ), and included a range of experimental conditions to permit identification of biomarkers that are robust across time (1 and 4wk) and exercise level (at rest and following a swim test)...
April 12, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433894/a-functional-snp-mcp-1-2518a-g-predispose-to-renal-disorder-in-indian-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Vinod D Umare, Vandana D Pradhan, Anjali G Rajadhyaksha, Kanjaksha Ghosh, Anita H Nadkarni
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a clinically heterogeneous chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects multiple organs where exact etiology of the disease is not yet clearly understood. Various evidences suggest that genetic polymorphisms in inflammatory mediators like cytokines and chemokines may influence development of the disease. Here, we investigated whether functional polymorphism at the Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 (MCP-1) regulatory region associates with disease phenotype in Indian SLE patients...
April 20, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433751/elevated-chaperone-proteins-are-a-feature-of-winter-freeze-avoidance-by-larvae-of-the-goldenrod-gall-moth-epiblema-scudderiana
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Guijun Zhang, Janet M Storey, Kenneth B Storey
Winter survival for many insect species includes a need to maintain metabolic homeostasis and structural/functional integrity of macromolecules not only over a wide range of cold temperatures but also in response to rapid temperature change. Chaperones are well-known to protect/stabilize protein structure with regard to heat stress but less is known about their potential involvement in long-term protection of the proteome at subzero temperatures. The present study assessed the participation of chaperone proteins in the cold hardiness of larvae of the goldenrod gall moth, Epiblema scudderiana (Clemens) (Lepidoptera, Olethreutidae), monitoring changes in nine proteins over the winter months as well as their responses to laboratory cold acclimation or anoxia exposure...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433746/transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-signaling-regulates-neuroinflammation-and-apoptosis-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Rachel K Patel, Nithisha Prasad, Ram Kuwar, Debanjan Haldar, P M Abdul-Muneer
Mild Traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a low-level injury, which often remains undiagnosed, and in most cases it leads to death and disability as it advances as secondary injury. Therefore, it is important to study the underlying signaling mechanisms of mTBI-associated neurological ailments. While transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1) has a significant role in inflammation and apoptosis in myriads of other pathophysiological conditions, the precise function of increased TGF-β1 after mTBI is unknown. In this study, our objective is to study the physiological relevance and associated mechanisms of TGF-β1-mediated inflammation and apoptosis in mTBI...
April 19, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433711/mdh2-is-an-rna-binding-protein-involved-in-downregulation-of-sodium-channel-scn1a-expression-under-seizure-condition
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Yong-Hong Chen, Shu-Jing Liu, Mei-Mei Gao, Tao Zeng, Guo-Wang Lin, Na-Na Tan, Hui-Ling Tang, Ping Lu, Tao Su, Wei-Wen Sun, Long-Chang Xie, Yong-Hong Yi, Yue-Sheng Long
Voltage-gated sodium channel α-subunit type I (NaV1.1, encoded by SCN1A gene) plays a critical role in the excitability of brain. Downregulation of SCN1A expression is associated with epilepsy, a common neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. Here we reveal a novel role of malate dehydrogenase 2 (MDH2) in the posttanscriptional regulation of SCN1A expression under seizure condition. We identified that MDH2 was an RNA binding protein that could bind two of the four conserved regions in the 3' UTRs of SCN1A...
April 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433606/in-silico-methods-for-co-transcriptional-rna-secondary-structure-prediction-and-for-investigating-alternative-rna-structure-expression
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REVIEW
Irmtraud M Meyer
RNA transcripts are the primary products of active genes in any living organism, including many viruses. Their cellular destiny not only depends on primary sequence signals, but can also be determined by RNA structure. Recent experimental evidence shows that many transcripts can be assigned more than a single functional RNA structure throughout their cellular life and that structure formation happens co-transcriptionally, i.e. as the transcript is synthesised in the cell. Moreover, functional RNA structures are not limited to non-coding transcripts, but can also feature in coding transcripts...
April 19, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433543/phenformin-inhibits-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-and-enhances-the-anti-tumor-activity-of-pd-1-blockade-in-melanoma
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Sun Hye Kim, Man Li, Sebastian Trousil, Yaqing Zhang, Marina Pasca di Magliano, Kenneth D Swanson, Bin Zheng
Biguanides, such as the diabetes therapeutics metformin and phenformin, have demonstrated antitumor activity both in vitro and in vivo. However, their potential effects on the tumor microenvironment are largely unknown. Here we report that phenformin selectively inhibits granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (G-MDSCs) in spleens of tumor bearing mice and ex vivo. Phenformin induces production of reactive oxygen species in G-MDSC, whereas the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine attenuates the inhibitory effects of phenformin...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433511/design-synthesis-and-pharmacological-evaluation-of-4-azolyl-benzamide-derivatives-as-novel-gpr52-agonists
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Kazuyuki Tokumaru, Yoshiteru Ito, Izumi Nomura, Takashi Nakahata, Yuji Shimizu, Emi Kurimoto, Kazunobu Aoyama, Kazuyoshi Aso
G protein-coupled receptor 52 (GPR52) agonists are expected to improve the symptoms of psychiatric disorders. During exploration for a novel class of GPR52 agonists with good pharmacokinetic profiles, we synthesized 4-(3-(3-fluoro-5-(trifluoromethyl)benzyl)-5-methyl-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-2-methylbenzamide (4u; half maximal effective concentration (EC50)=75nM, maximal response (Emax)=122%) starting from a high-throughput screening hit 3 (EC50=470nM, Emax=56%). The structural features of a reported GPR52 agonist were applied to 3, led to design 4-azolylbenzamides as novel GPR52 agonists...
April 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433501/disrupted-in-schizophrenia-1-regulates-the-processing-of-reelin-in-the-perinatal-cortex
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Nicholas J Bradshaw, Svenja V Trossbach, Sabrina Köber, Susanne Walter, Ingrid Prikulis, Sascha Weggen, Carsten Korth
Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) is a prominent gene in mental illness research, encoding a scaffold protein known to be of importance in the developing cerebral cortex. Reelin is a critical extracellular protein for development and lamination of the prenatal cortex and which has also been independently implicated in mental illness. Regulation of reelin activity occurs through processing by the metalloproteinases ADAMTS-4 and ADAMTS-5. Through cross-breeding of heterozygous transgenic DISC1 mice with heterozygous reeler mice, which have reduced reelin, pups heterozygous for both phenotypes were generated...
April 19, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433158/characterization-of-a-sulfated-galactoglucan-from-antrodia-cinnamomea-and-its-anticancer-mechanism-via-tgf%C3%AE-fak-slug-axis-suppression
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Mei-Kuang Lu, Tung-Yi Lin, Chun-Hao Hu, Chi-Hsein Chao, Chia-Chuan Chang, Hsien-Yeh Hsu
A sulfated 1,4-β-d-galactoglucan (B86-III) with 1,6-branches was isolated and identified from Antrodia cinnamomea. The repeating unit of B86-III was proposed based on one-dimensional 1D ((1)H, (13)C and DEPT-135) and 2D (DQF-COSY, TOCSY, HSQC and HMBC) NMR spectra. The conformation of the sugars was hypothesized to be a rare boat form instead of a (4)C1 chair form. The sulfate substitutions were suggested to be on the C-2 and C-3 positions, resulting in the following structure: B86-III inhibited the viability of H1975 lung cancer cells via cell apoptosis, including the activation of caspase 3 and PARP...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433155/a-highly-regular-fucosylated-chondroitin-sulfate-from-the-sea-cucumber-massinium-magnum-structure-and-effects-on-coagulation
#16
Nadezhda E Ustyuzhanina, Maria I Bilan, Andrey S Dmitrenok, Elizaveta Yu Borodina, Valentin A Stonik, Nikolay E Nifantiev, Anatolii I Usov
A fucosylated chondroitin sulfate MM was isolated from the sea cucumber Massinium magnum. Structure of this polysaccharide was determined using chemical and NMR spectroscopic methods. The backbone of MM was shown to consist mainly of chondroitin sulfate E units with a small portion (about 10%) of chondroitin sulfate A fragments. Practically one type of branches Fuc3S4S attached to O-3 of GlcA residues was found in the polysaccharide molecules. The main repeating units of MM are →4)-[α-l-Fuc3S4S-(1→3)]-β-d-GlcA-(1→3)-β-d-GalNAc4S6S-(1→, whereas the minor repeating units are →4)-[α-l-Fuc3S4S-(1→3)]-β-d-GlcA-(1→3)-β-d-GalNAc4S-(1→...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433147/mucopolysaccharide-from-cuttlefish-purification-chemical-characterization-and-bioactive-potential
#17
Palaniappan Seedevi, Meivelu Moovendhan, Shanmugam Vairamani, Annaian Shanmugam
The sulfated mucopolysaccharide (GAG) was isolated from S. pharonis and the carbohydrate and protein content was found to be 62.4% and 3.9%. The disaccharide profile of sulfated GAG composed glucuronic acid, N-acetyl glucosamine and sulfate content by contributing 50.11%, 38.00% and 27.69% respectively. The carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen content of the sulfated GAG showed 14.80%, 1.68% and 2.99% respectively. The molecular weight of sulfated GAG was calculated as 27kDa and the structural characterization was done by Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and NMR Spectroscopy...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433070/effects-of-nicorandil-on-renal-function-and-histopathology-in-rats-with-partial-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
#18
Hayrettin Ozturk, Tulin Firat, Buket Kin Tekce, Fahri Yilmaz, Hulya Ozturk
To evaluate the effects of nicorandil in a rat kidney model of partial unilateral ureteral obstruction (PUUO). Thirty male rats were randomly divided into three groups as follows: (1) Group 1 (Sham-control), ureters of the rats were manipulated but not ligated; (2) Group 2 (PUUO-untreated), PUUO was performed with two-thirds of the left ureter embedded in the psoas muscle; and (3) Group 3 (PUUO-nicorandil treated). After PUUO was established, nicorandil (15 mg/kg/day) was administered by gastric lavage for 21 days to determine its effects on PUUO-induced histopathological-, functional-, and oxidative stress-induced changes...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433068/the-role-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-in-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion
#19
Ben Niu, Heng Su, Xue-Shan Xia, Qiu He, Yuan-Ming Xue, Xin-Ming Yan
Glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) is one of the important physiological characteristics of islet β cells, and extracellular-regulated protein kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) is an important member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase family that regulates this process. The inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-1β can inhibit the insulin secretion of pancreatic β cells, but the exact mechanism is unclear. This study was designed to investigate the inhibitory effect of IL-1β on GSIS in βTC-6 cells and its relation with the ERK1/2 signal transduction pathway...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433042/-alarmins-and-surgical-injury
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J Máca, M Peteja
Surgical intervention is an inseparable part of the management of serious surgical disease. However, surgery also presents a potential risk related to the so-called surgical injury causing immune response. When dysregulated the immune activation is able to cause local complications (i.e. wound dehiscence, impaired healing). Systemic decompartmentization of the immunologic disturbance can negatively influence long-term outcomes (i.e. hospital length of stay, mortality). Due to aseptic conditions in the operating room, such an immune activation is almost always of sterile nature...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
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