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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323983/autophagic-degradation-of-collagen-1a1-by-cortisol-in-human-amnion-fibroblasts
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Yabing Mi, Wangsheng Wang, Chuyue Zhang, Chao Liu, Jiangwen Lu, Wenjiao Li, Rujuan Zuo, Leslie Myatt, Kang Sun
Rupture of fetal membranes can initiate parturition at both term and preterm. Collagen is the crucial factor determining the tensile strength of the membranes. Toward the end of gestation, a feed-forward regeneration of cortisol via 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 exists in fetal membranes. It remains undetermined whether cortisol contributes to collagen reduction in fetal membranes. Here we have examined whether cortisol accumulation is a causative factor for collagen reduction in human amnion fibroblasts, the major source of collagens in the membranes...
January 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320092/inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-promotes-autophagy-of-articular-chondrocytes-and-attenuates-inflammatory-response-in-rats-with-osteoarthritis
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Jian-Feng Xue, Zhong-Min Shi, Jian Zou, Xiao-Lin Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the relationship between PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway and autophagy of articular chondrocytes in rats with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Rat articular chondrocytes were isolated and cultured, and then induced by protein inhibitors of PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. Chondrocytes were assigned into blank group, IL-1β induction group (IL-1β group), PI3K inhibitor+IL-1β induction group (PI3Ki+IL-1β group), AKT inhibitor+IL-1β induction group (AKTi+IL-1β group) and mTOR inhibitor+IL-1β induction group (mTORi+IL-1β group)...
March 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304100/cartilage-specific-autophagy-deficiency-promotes-er-stress-and-impairs-chondrogenesis-in-perk-atf4-chop-dependent-manner
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Xiaomin Kang, Wei Yang, Dongxu Feng, Xinxin Jin, Zhengmin Ma, Zhuang Qian, Tianping Xie, Huixia Li, Jiali Liu, Ruiqi Wang, Fang Li, Danhui Li, Hongzhi Sun, Shufang Wu
Autophagy is activated during nutritionally depleted or hypoxic conditions to facilitate cell survival. As growth plate is an avascular and hypoxic tissue, autophagy may have a crucial role during chondrogenesis, however the functional role and underlying mechanism of autophagy in regulation of growth plate remains elusive. In this study, we generated (TamCart) Atg7(-/-) (Atg7cKO) mice to explore the role of autophagy during endochondral ossification. Atg7cKO mice exhibited growth retardation associated with reduced chondrocyte proliferation, differentiation and increased chondrocyte apoptosis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299793/foxo1-ampk-ulk1-regulates-ethanol-induced-autophagy-in-muscle-by-enhanced-atg14-association-with-the-becn1-pik3c3-complex
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Ly Q Hong-Brown, C Randell Brown, Maithili Navaratnarajah, Charles H Lang
BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol (EtOH) consumption causes imbalances in protein metabolism. EtOH impairs protein synthesis in C2C12 myoblasts via a FoxO1-AMPK-TSC2-mTORC1 pathway and also induces degradation. As the underlying regulatory signaling cascades for these processes are currently poorly defined, we tested the hypothesis that alcohol-induced autophagy is mediated via activation of the PIK3C3 complex that is regulated by FoxO1-AMPK. METHODS: C2C12 myoblasts were incubated with EtOH for various periods of time and autophagy pathway-related proteins were assessed by Western blotting and immunoprecipitation...
March 16, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286171/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-increases-autophagy-signaling-in-resting-and-unloaded-plantaris-muscles-but-selectively-suppresses-autophagy-protein-abundance-in-reloaded-muscles-of-aged-rats
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Hideyuki Takahashi, Yutaka Suzuki, Junaith S Mohamed, Takafumi Gotoh, Suzette L Pereira, Stephen E Alway
We have previously found that Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCg), an abundant catechin in green tea, reduced apoptotic signaling and improved muscle recovery in response to reloading after hindlimb suspension (HS). In this study, we investigated if EGCg altered autophagy signaling in skeletal muscle of old rats in response to HS or reloading after HS. Fischer 344×Brown Norway inbred rats (age 34months) were given 1ml/day of purified EGCg (50mg/kg body weight), or the same sample volume of the vehicle by gavage...
March 7, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285998/a-non-cell-autonomous-role-of-bec-1-becn1-beclin1-in-coordinating-cell-cycle-progression-and-stem-cell-proliferation-during-germline-development
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Kristina Ames, Dayse S Da Cunha, Brenda Gonzalez, Marina Konta, Feng Lin, Gabriel Shechter, Lev Starikov, Sara Wong, Hannes E Bülow, Alicia Meléndez
The decision of stem cells to proliferate and differentiate is finely controlled. The Caenorhabditis elegans germline provides a tractable system for studying the mechanisms that control stem cell proliferation and homeostasis [1-4]. Autophagy is a conserved cellular recycling process crucial for cellular homeostasis in many different contexts [5], but its function in germline stem cell proliferation remains poorly understood. Here, we describe a function for autophagy in germline stem cell proliferation. We found that autophagy genes such as bec-1/BECN1/Beclin1, atg-16...
March 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279708/genetic-analysis-of-the-atg16l1-gene-promoter-in-sporadic-parkinson-s-disease
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Lixia Wang, Jian Huang, Shuchao Pang, Xianyun Qin, Ziyou Qi, Robert G Hawley, Bo Yan
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common and progressive neurodegenerative disease in which the majority of cases arise sporadically. Sporadic PD is caused by the interactions of genetic and environmental factors. To date, genetic causes for sporadic PD remain largely unknown. Autophagy, a highly conserved cellular process, has been implicated in PD pathogenesis. We speculated that genetic variants in autophagy-related genes (ATG) that regulate gene expression may contribute to PD development. In our previous studies, we have identified several functional DNA sequence variants (DSVs) in the ATG5, ATG7 and LC3 genes in sporadic PD patients...
March 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276509/suppression-of-autophagy-by-mycophenolic-acid-contributes-to-inhibition-of-hcv-replication-in-human-hepatoma-cells
#8
Shoucai Fang, Jinming Su, Bingyu Liang, Xu Li, Yu Li, Junjun Jiang, Jiegang Huang, Bo Zhou, Chuanyi Ning, Jieliang Li, Wenzhe Ho, Yiping Li, Hui Chen, Hao Liang, Li Ye
Previous studies have shown that mycophenolic acid (MPA) has an anti-HCV activity. However, the mechanism of MPA-mediated inhibition of HCV replication remains to be determined. This study investigated whether MPA has an effect on autophagy, a cellular machinery required for HCV replication, thereby, inhibits HCV replication in Huh7 cells. MPA treatment of Huh7 cells could suppress autophagy, evidenced by decreased LC3B-II level and conversion of LC3B-I to LC3B-II, decreased autophagosome formation, and increased p62 level compared to MPA-untreated cells...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258192/atg7-deficiency-intensifies-inflammasome-activation-and-pyroptosis-in-pseudomonas-sepsis
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Qinqin Pu, Changpei Gan, Rongpeng Li, Yi Li, Shirui Tan, Xuefeng Li, Yuquan Wei, Lefu Lan, Xin Deng, Haihua Liang, Feng Ma, Min Wu
Sepsis is a severe and complicated syndrome that is characterized by dysregulation of host inflammatory responses and organ failure, with high morbidity and mortality. The literature implies that autophagy is a crucial regulator of inflammation in sepsis. In this article, we report that autophagy-related protein 7 (Atg7) is involved in inflammasome activation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa abdominal infection. Following i.p. challenge with P. aeruginosa, atg7(fl/fl) mice showed impaired pathogen clearance, decreased survival, and widespread dissemination of bacteria into the blood and lung tissue compared with wild-type mice...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253979/production-of-human-atg-proteins-for-lipidation-assays
#10
Y Zheng, Y Qiu, J E C Gunderson, B A Schulman
Humans express several orthologs of yeast Atg8, in the LC3 and GABARAP families, which play crucial roles in autophagy through their covalent ligation to lipids, typically phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), in a process known as lipidation. Lipidation of LC3 and GABARAP regulates numerous facets of the autophagy process, including regulating expansion of the phagophore membrane, recruiting selected cargoes for degradation, and providing an autophagosome membrane-bound platform mediating dynamic interactions with other regulatory proteins...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253959/dynamics-of-atg5-atg12-atg16l1-aggregation-and-deaggregation
#11
P Kharaziha, T Panaretakis
Macroautophagy is a physiological process that is implicated in various pathological conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. The execution of canonical autophagy is regulated by a core signaling cascade and it involves two well-characterized, ubiquitin-like conjugation systems-the Atg5/Atg12/Atg16L1 and the Atg8-phosphatidyl ethanolamine (PE), which are both catalyzed by Atg7. The conjugation of Atg5-Atg12 and the subsequent interaction with the positive regulator Atg16L1 are essential for the conjugation of Atg8 to PE and the subsequent formation of autophagosomes...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253511/role-of-autophagy-in-angiogenesis-induced-by-a-high-glucose-condition-in-rf-6a-cells
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Jun-Hui Du, Xia Li, Rong Li, Bai-Xiang Cheng, Manzila Kuerbanjiang, Le Ma
PURPOSE: To study the effect of autophagy on vitality, migration, and tube formation of RF/6A cells under the condition of D-glucose. METHODS: Cultured RF/6A cells were randomly divided into 4 groups (control, low glucose, high glucose, and high glucose with 3-methyladenine [3-MA]). Autophagy-related proteins (Atg7, p62, and LC3) were monitored. Cell vitality, cell migration, tube formation, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and apoptosis were assessed. RESULTS: Cell vitality significantly decreased and cell migration and tube formation significantly increased in the high-glucose group (p < 0...
March 3, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244873/autophagy-functions-as-an-antiviral-mechanism-against-geminiviruses-in-plants
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Yakupjan Haxim, Asigul Ismayil, Qi Jia, Yan Wang, Xiyin Zheng, Tianyuan Chen, Lichao Qian, Na Liu, Yunjing Wang, Shaojie Han, Jiaxuan Cheng, Yijun Qi, Yiguo Hong, Yule Liu
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved process that recycles damaged or unwanted cellular components, and has been linked to plant immunity. However, how autophagy contributes to plant immunity is unknown. Here we reported that the plant autophagic machinery targets the virulence factor βC1 of Cotton leaf curl Multan virus (CLCuMuV) for degradation through its interaction with the key autophagy protein ATG8. A V32A mutation in βC1 abolished its interaction with NbATG8f, and virus carrying βC1(V32A) showed increased symptoms and viral DNA accumulation in plants...
February 28, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243851/inactivation-of-kupffer-cells-by-selenizing-astragalus-polysaccharides-prevents-ccl4-induced-hepatocellular-necrosis-in-the-male-wistar-rat
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Mohammed Hamid, Dandan Liu, Yassin Abdulrahim, Alamzeb Khan, Gang Qian, Kehe Huang
Selenizing astragalus polysaccharides-3 (sAPS3) was prepared by nitric acid-sodium selenite method. The effects of sAPS3 on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced hepatocellular necrosis, and its underlying mechanisms were studied in male Wistar rats. Hepatic damage was induced by intraperitoneal injection of CCl4 twice a week, for 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the rats in addition to CCl4 were also exposed to sodium selenite (SS), astragalus polysaccharides (APS), SS + APS or sAPS3, in parallel by oral gavage once a day for 3 weeks...
February 27, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237120/application-of-crispr-cas9-to-autophagy-research
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J O'Prey, J Sakamaki, A D Baudot, M New, T Van Acker, S A Tooze, J S Long, K M Ryan
The ability to efficiently modulate autophagy activity is paramount in the study of the field. Conventional broad-range autophagy inhibitors and genetic manipulation using RNA interference (RNAi), although widely used in autophagy research, are often limited in specificity or efficacy. In this chapter, we address the problems of conventional autophagy-modulating tools by exploring the use of three different CRISPR/Cas9 systems to abrogate autophagy in numerous human and mouse cell lines. The first system generates cell lines constitutively deleted of ATG5 or ATG7 whereas the second and third systems express a Tet-On inducible-Cas9 that enables regulated deletion of ATG5 or ATG7...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229934/novel-and-functional-atg12-gene-variants-in-sporadic-parkinson-s-disease
#16
Yuequn Li, Jian Huang, Shuchao Pang, Haihua Wang, Aimei Zhang, Robert G Hawley, Bo Yan
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common and progressive neurodegenerative disease, including familial and sporadic cases. To date, genetic causes for sporadic PD, majority of PD cases, remain largely unknown. Accumulating evidence indicates that dysfunctional autophagy, a highly conserved cellular process, is involved in the PD pathogenesis. We speculated that changed expression levels of autophagy-related genes (ATG) may contribute to PD development. Previously, we have genetically analyzed ATG5 and ATG7 genes in sporadic PD patients and identified several functional DNA sequence variants (DSVs)...
March 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219700/inhibition-of-ros-production-autophagy-or-apoptosis-signaling-reversed-the-anticancer-properties-of-antrodia-salmonea-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells
#17
Chia-Ting Chang, Mallikarjuna Korivi, Hui-Chi Huang, Varadharajan Thiyagarajan, Kai-Yuan Lin, Pei-Jane Huang, Jer-Yuh Liu, You-Cheng Hseu, Hsin-Ling Yang
We investigated the in vitro and in vivo anticancer properties of Antrodia salmonea (AS), a well-known edible/medicinal mushroom in Taiwan, on human triple-negative breast cancer (MDA-MB-231) cells and xenografted nude mice; and revealed the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in autophagic- and apoptotic-cell death. Treatment of MDA-MB-231 cells with fermented culture broth of AS (0-200 μg/mL) inhibited cell viability/growth. AS-induced autophagy was evidenced via increased LC3-II accumulation, GFP-LC3 puncta and AVOs formation in MDA-MB-231 cells...
February 20, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213273/2-methoxyestradiol-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-alcoholic-fatty-liver-by-enhancing-sirtuin-1-mediated-autophagy
#18
Hong-Ik Cho, Min-Jong Seo, Sun-Mee Lee
Alcoholic fatty liver (AFL) is susceptible to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, responding with inflammation and extensive hepatocellular damage. Autophagy maintains cellular homeostasis and regulates inflammation and lipid metabolism. 2-Methoxyestradiol (2-ME2), an endogenous metabolite of estradiol, exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This study examined the cytoprotective mechanisms of 2-ME2 on hepatic I/R in AFL, focusing on autophagy signaling. C57BL/6 mice were fed an ethanol diet (ED) to induce AFL, or a control diet (CD) for 6weeks, and then subjected to 60min of ischemia and 5h of reperfusion...
February 16, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208686/identification-of-autophagy-related-genes-and-their-regulatory-mirnas-associated-with-celiac-disease-in-children
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Sergio Comincini, Federico Manai, Cristina Meazza, Sara Pagani, Carolina Martinelli, Noemi Pasqua, Gloria Pelizzo, Marco Biggiogera, Mauro Bozzola
Celiac disease (CD) is a severe genetic autoimmune disorder, affecting about one in 100 people, where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Diagnosing CD is quite complex and requires blood tests and intestinal biopsy examinations. Controversy exists regarding making the diagnosis without biopsy, due to the large spectrum of manifesting symptoms; furthermore, small-intestinal gastroscopy examinations have a relatively complex management in the pediatric population. To identify novel molecular markers useful to increase the sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of pediatric CD patients, the expression levels of two key autophagy executor genes (ATG7 and BECN1) and their regulatory validated miRNAs (miR-17 and miR-30a, respectively) were analyzed by relative quantitative real-time-PCR on a cohort of confirmed CD patients compared to age-related controls...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202616/dna-repair-interacts-with-autophagy-to-regulate-inflammatory-responses-to-pulmonary-hyperoxia
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Yan Ye, Ping Lin, Weidong Zhang, Shirui Tan, Xikun Zhou, Rongpeng Li, Qinqin Pu, Jonathan L Koff, Archana Dhasarathy, Feng Ma, Xin Deng, Jianxin Jiang, Min Wu
Oxygen is supplied as a supportive treatment for patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome. Unfortunately, high oxygen concentration increases reactive oxygen species generation, which causes DNA damage and ultimately cell death in the lung. Although 8-oxoguanine-DNA glycosylase (OGG-1) is involved in repairing hyperoxia-mediated DNA damage, the underlying molecular mechanism remains elusive. In this study, we report that ogg-1-deficient mice exhibited a significant increase of proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, and IFN-γ) in the lung after being exposed to 95% oxygen...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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