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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348845/decreased-expression-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-slc7a11-as1-predicts-poor-prognosis-and-promotes-tumor-growth-in-gastric-cancer
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Yajun Luo, Cheng Wang, Peng Yong, Pengcheng Ye, Zilin Liu, Zhiming Fu, Fei Lu, Wanping Xiang, Wang Tan, Jiangwei Xiao
Many lncRNA and mRNA sense-antisense transcripts have been systematically identified in malignant cells. However, the molecular mechanisms of most lncRNA-mRNA pairs in gastric cancer remain largely unknown. We found the gastric cancer-associated lncRNA SLC7A11-AS1 and coding transcript mRNA SLC7A11 in human gastric cancer specimens by microarray. SLC7A11-AS1, antisense to SLC7A11, is significantly down-regulated in gastric cancer and could promote tumor growth in vitro and in vivo. The effects of SLC7A11-AS1 depend on the regulation of SLC7A11 via the ASK1-p38MAPK/JNK signaling pathway...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344204/silibinin-inhibits-the-migration-and-invasion-of-human-gastric-cancer-sgc7901-cells-by-downregulating-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-expression-via-the-p38mapk-signaling-pathway
#2
Shuming Lu, Zhuqing Zhang, Meiru Chen, Chunyan Li, Lina Liu, Yan Li
The objective of the present study was to observe the effects of silibinin and the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway inhibitor SB203580 on the migration and invasion capabilities of SGC7901 cells, and to explore the underlying associated mechanisms. Scratch, Transwell and Matrigel invasion assays were performed to study the effects of silibinin on cell migration and invasion. Western blot analysis was used to determine the expression levels of p38MAPK, phosphorylated (p-)p38MAPK, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343183/the-acute-angiogenic-signalling-response-to-low-load-resistance-exercise-with-blood-flow-restriction
#3
Richard A Ferguson, Julie E A Hunt, Mark P Lewis, Neil R W Martin, Darren J Player, Carolin Stangier, Conor W Taylor, Mark C Turner
This study investigated protein kinase activation and gene expression of angiogenic factors in response to low-load resistance exercise with or without blood flow restriction (BFR). In a repeated measures cross-over design, six males performed four sets of bilateral knee extension exercise at 20% 1RM (reps per set = 30:15:15:continued to fatigue) with BFR (110 mmHg) and without (CON). Muscle biopsies were obtained from the vastus lateralis before, 2 and 4 h post-exercise. mRNA expression was determined using real-time RT-PCR...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339045/deficiency-of-dietary-pyridoxine-disturbed-the-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#4
Pei Wu, Xin Zheng, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of dietary pyridoxine (PN) deficiency on intestinal antioxidant capacity, cell apoptosis and intercellular tight junction in young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (231.85 ± 0.63 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of PN (0.12-7.48 mg/kg diet) for 10 weeks. At the end of the feeding trial, the fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 2 weeks. The results showed that compared with the optimal PN level, PN deficiency (1) increased the contents of reactive oxygen species (ROS), malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PC), decreased the activities and mRNA levels of antioxidant enzymes such as copper, zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and glutathione reductase (GR) (P < ...
January 12, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335857/effect-of-soothing-gan-liver-and-invigorating-pi-spleen-recipes-on-tlr4-p38-mapk-pathway-in-kupffer-cells-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-rats
#5
Xiang-Wen Gong, Yong-Jian Xu, Qin-He Yang, Yin-Ji Liang, Yu-Pei Zhang, Guan-Long Wang, Yuan-Yuan Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism of inflammatory-mediated toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) pathway in Kupffer cells (KCs) of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) rats and the intervention effect of soothing Gan (Liver) and invigorating Pi (Spleen) recipes on this pathway. METHODS: After 1 week of acclimatization, 120 Sprague-Dawley male rats were randomly divided into 8 groups using a random number table (n=15 per group): normal group, model group, low-dose Chaihu Shugan Powder (, CHSG) group (3...
January 9, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318737/involvement-of-p38mapk-in-impaired-neutrophil-bactericidal-activity-of-hemodialysis-patients
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Yasutaka Kamikawa, Norihiko Sakai, Taito Miyake, Akihiro Sagara, Yasuyuki Shinozaki, Shinji Kitajima, Tadashi Toyama, Akinori Hara, Yasunori Iwata, Miho Shimizu, Kengo Furuichi, Ryu Imamura, Takashi Suda, Shuichi Kaneko, Takashi Wada
Mortality from infections has been reported to be higher in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Although dysfunction of neutrophils against bacterial infection was reported in HD patients, the precise mechanism remains to be clarified. We therefore examined the impacts of neutrophil inflammatory signaling on bactericidal activity in HD patients. Comprehensive analyses of intracellular signalings were performed in whole blood of HD patients and control using a microarray system. To confirm the contribution of the signaling to bactericidal activity in neutrophils, we examined the phosphorylation, bacterial killing function, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and myeloperoxidase (MPO) release in neutrophils against Staphylococcus aureus...
January 10, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313959/cardiolipin-activates-antigen-presenting-cells-via-tlr2-pi3k-pkn1-akt-p38-nf-kb-signaling-to-prime-antigen-specific-na%C3%A3-ve-t-cells-in-mice
#7
Jung-Ah Cho, Tae-Joo Kim, Hye-Jung Moon, Young-Joo Kim, Hye-Kyung Yoon, Seung-Yong Seong
Mitochondrial defects and anti-mitochondrial cardiolipin (CL) antibodies are frequently detected in autoimmune disease patients. CL from dysregulated mitochondria activates various pattern recognition receptors, such as NLRP3. However, the mechanism by which mitochondrial CL activates antigen-presenting cells (APCs) as a damage-associated molecular pattern to prime antigen-specific naïve T cells, which is crucial for T-cell-dependent anti-cardiolipin IgG antibody production in autoimmune diseases is unelucidated...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311246/candida-albicans-%C3%AE-glucan-containing-particles-increase-ho-1-expression-in-oral-keratinocytes-via-ros-p38mapk-nrf2-pathway
#8
Yoko Ishida, Kouji Ohta, Takako Naruse, Hiroki Kato, Akiko Fukui, Hideo Shigeishi, Hiromi Nishi, Kei Tobiume, Masaaki Takechi
Oral keratinocytes provide the first line of host defense against oral candidiasis. We speculated that interactions of fungal cell wall components with oral keratinocytes regulate stress response against Candida infection, and examined the expression of genes induced by heat-killed Candida albicans in oral immortalized keratinocytes using a cDNA microarray technique. Of 24,000 genes revealed by that analysis, we focused on HO-1, a stress-inducible gene, as its expression was increased by both heat-killed as well as live C...
January 8, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297096/estrogen-deficiency-compromised-the-%C3%AE-2ar-gs-gi-coupling-implications-for-arrhythmia-and-cardiac-injury
#9
Hongjian Hou, Zhiwei Zhao, Jeremiah Ong'achwa Machuki, Lin Zhang, Yan Zhang, Lu Fu, Jinxia Wu, Yuyu Liu, Sian E Harding, Hong Sun
Estrogen and β2-adrenergic receptors (β2AR) play important roles in the processes that protect the heart. Here, we investigated how ovariectomy influenced the β2AR downstream pathways in the context of catecholaminergic stress. In vivo and in vitro stress models were developed in female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats by epinephrine (Epi) treatments. The cardiac function was evaluated at in vivo and in vitro levels in terms of contraction, rhythm, and injury. We found that myocardial contractility was not significantly different between Sham and ovariectomized (OVX) group rats in the normal state...
January 2, 2018: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283292/morphological-molecular-and-hormonal-adaptations-to-early-morning-versus-afternoon-resistance-training
#10
Milan Sedliak, Michal Zeman, Gabriel Buzgó, Jan Cvecka, Dusan Hamar, Eugen Laczo, Monika Okuliarova, Marian Vanderka, Tomas Kampmiller, Keijo Häkkinen, Juha P Ahtiainen, Juha J Hulmi, Tormod S Nilsen, Håvard Wiig, Truls Raastad
It has been clearly established that maximal force and power is lower in the morning compared to noon or afternoon hours. This morning neuromuscular deficit can be diminished by regularly training in the morning hours. However, there is limited and contradictory information upon hypertrophic adaptations to time-of-day-specific resistance training. Moreover, no cellular or molecular mechanisms related to muscle hypertrophy adaptation have been studied with this respect. Therefore, the present study examined effects of the time-of-day-specific resistance training on muscle hypertrophy, phosphorylation of selected proteins, hormonal concentrations and neuromuscular performance...
December 28, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277709/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-protects-against-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-an-experimental-model-of-stroke
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Janet M Menzie-Suderam, Payam Mohammad-Gharibani, Jigar Modi, Zea Ma, Rui Tao, Howard Prentice, Jang-Yen Wu
Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is an endogenous growth factor that exhibits a diverse range of neuroprotective mechanisms against a variety of neurological disorders including ischemic stroke. We investigated the anti-apoptotic mechanisms of G-CSF against endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress induced apoptosis. Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to transient occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCAO) for 90 minutes. Rats were injected with G-CSF (n= 15; 50ug/kg body weight s.c.) for 4 days, starting 24 hours post-MCAO and brains were harvested after 4 days reperfusion (n=16)...
December 22, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275999/mk2-tnf-signaling-comes-full-circle
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Manoj B Menon, Matthias Gaestel
MK2 (p38MAPK-activated protein kinase 2) is essential for tumor necrosis factor (TNF) biosynthesis, mainly operating by post-transcriptional regulation. Deletion of the gene encoding MK2 strongly reduced serum TNF and protected against endotoxic shock, demonstrating the positive role of p38MAPK/MK2 in TNF signaling at the level of ligand expression. Recent evidence indicates that MK2 directly phosphorylates the TNF receptor interactor RIPK1 and suppresses its activity, thereby limiting TNF-mediated apoptosis and necroptosis - pointing to a more complex, double-edged role of MK2 in TNF signaling...
December 21, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261147/leptin-stimulates-prolactin-mrna-expression-in-the-goldfish-pituitary-through-a-combination-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-mkk3-6-p38mapk-and-mek1-2-erk1-2-signalling-pathways
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Aifen Yan, Yanfeng Chen, Shuang Chen, Shuisheng Li, Yong Zhang, Jirong Jia, Hui Yu, Lian Liu, Fang Liu, Chaoqun Hu, Dongsheng Tang, Ting Chen
Leptin actions at the pituitary level have been extensively investigated in mammalian species, but remain insufficiently characterized in lower vertebrates, especially in teleost fish. Prolactin (PRL) is a pituitary hormone of central importance to osmoregulation in fish. Using goldfish as a model, we examined the global and brain-pituitary distribution of a leptin receptor (lepR) and examined the relationship between expression of lepR and major pituitary hormones in different pituitary regions. The effects of recombinant goldfish leptin-AI and leptin-AII on PRL mRNA expression in the pituitary were further analysed, and the mechanisms underlying signal transduction for leptin-induced PRL expression were determined by pharmacological approaches...
December 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249162/dietary-apostichopus-japonicus-alleviates-diabetes-symptoms-and-modulates-genes-expression-in-kidney-tissues-of-db-db-mice
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Lisha Dong, Yanyan Li, Dijun Zhang, Hongyan Zhang, Jiaojiao Han, Zhaoyang Wang, Jun Zhou, Chenyang Lu, Xiurong Su
The effects of Apostichopus japonicus enzymatic hydrolysate on the regulation of dyslipidemia, pathoglycemia, and transcription changes in kidney tissues of db/db mice were evaluated. In this study, the symptoms of diabetes in db/db mice were alleviated after 10 weeks of treatments with low (db/db + LD group) and high dose (db/db + HD group) of Apostichopus japonicus enzymatic hydrolysate, and the high dose treatment showed a better antidiabetic effect. Compared with the db/db group, the fasting blood glucose levels (36...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242170/a-shift-in-the-il-6-stat3-signalling-pathway-imbalance-towards-the-shp2-pathway-in-severe-asthma-results-in-reduced-proliferation-process
#15
Ikhlass Haj Salem, Sophie Plante, Abdelilah S Gounni, Mahmoud Rouabhia, Jamila Chakir
BACKGROUND: Bronchial fibroblasts are the main structural cells responsible for extracellular matrix production and turnover in lung tissue. They play a key role in airway remodelling in asthma through different cytokines including interleukin (IL-6). OBJECTIVE: To decipher IL-6 signalling in bronchial fibroblasts obtained from severe eosinophilic asthmatics compared to mild asthmatics and healthy controls. METHODS: Human bronchial fibroblasts were isolated from bronchial biopsies of mild and severe eosinophilic asthmatics and non-atopic healthy controls...
December 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236301/synergistic-effect-of-carnosine-on-browning-of-adipose-tissue-in-exercised-obese-rats-a-focus-on-circulating-irisin-levels
#16
Mona F Schaalan, Basma K Ramadan, Azza H Abd Elwahab
BACKGROUND: The recent appreciation of the energy burning capacity of brown adipose tissue turns it to an attractive target as anti-obesity therapy. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effect of L-carnosine on browning of white adipose tissue in exercised obese rats. METHODS: Sixty adult male Wistar albino rats between 7-8 weeks-old weighing 130-150 g were allocated into six groups;(i) normal control rats fed normal diet; (ii) high fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats, (iii) normal control rats fed normal diet and injected with L-carnosine (250mg/kg), (iv) HFD-rats injected with L-carnosine (250mg/kg),(v): HFD-rats subjected to exercise training; (vi): HFD- rats subjected to exercise training and L-carnosine together...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231244/sirt7-depletion-inhibits-cell-proliferation-migration-and-increases-drug-sensitivity-by-activating-p38mapk-in-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Kun-Lin Chen, Lian Li, Fang-Xiao Yang, Cheng-Min Li, Yi-Ru Wang, Gen-Lin Wang
SIRT7 is a member of the sirtuin family of proteins that are known to be associated with tumor development. However, the functional roles and molecular mechanisms underlying the function of SIRT7 in breast cancer cell survival and tumor development remain unclear. Recent studies demonstrated that SIRT7 is upregulated in breast cancer cells and tissues. In the present study, we systematically explored the roles of SIRT7 in the growth of breast cancer cells and tumors both in vitro and in vivo. Our results showed that SIRT7 plays a major role in facilitating cell survival by promoting cell proliferation and inhibiting apoptosis...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223502/hydroxyl-radical-production-via-nadph-oxidase-in-rat-striatum-due-to-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
#18
Shuichi Hara, Masamune Kobayashi, Fumi Kuriiwa, Kazuya Ikematsu, Hajime Mizukami
Severe poisoning induced by carbon monoxide (CO) at 3000ppm, but not 1000ppm, enhances hydroxyl radical (OH) production in rat striatum, which is greatly susceptible to inhibitors of NADPH oxidase (NOX), including diphenyleneiodonium (DPI), but not xanthine oxidase. The quantitative real-time PCR confirmed the previous microarray finding that CO at 3000ppm, but not 1000ppm, enhanced mRNA expression of dual oxidase 2 (DUOX2), but not DUOX1, in rat striatum, both of which are NOX family members producing reactive oxygen species...
December 6, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216878/adaptive-phenotype-drives-resistance-to-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer
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Nicoletta Ferrari, Ilaria Granata, Matteo Capaia, Marina Piccirillo, Mario Rosario Guarracino, Roberta Venè, Antonella Brizzolara, Andrea Petretto, Elvira Inglese, Martina Morini, Simonetta Astigiano, Adriana Agnese Amaro, Francesco Boccardo, Cecilia Balbi, Paola Barboro
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa), the second most common cancer affecting men worldwide, shows a broad spectrum of biological and clinical behaviour representing the epiphenomenon of an extreme heterogeneity. Androgen deprivation therapy is the mainstay of treatment for advanced forms but after few years the majority of patients progress to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), a lethal form that poses considerable therapeutic challenges. METHODS: Western blotting, immunocytochemistry, invasion and reporter assays, and in vivo studies were performed to characterize androgen resistant sublines phenotype in comparison to the parental cell line LNCaP...
December 8, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215699/lncrna-linc00880-promotes-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-while-inhibiting-apoptosis-by-targeting-cacng5-through-the-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-spinal-cord-ependymoma
#20
Dong-Mei Wu, Yong-Jian Wang, Xin-Rui Han, Xin Wen, Shan Wang, Min Shen, Shao-Hua Fan, Juan Zhuang, Zi-Feng Zhang, Qun Shan, Meng-Qiu Li, Bin Hu, Chun-Hui Sun, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
The present study was to investigate the effect of lncRNA LINC00880 targeting CACNG5 on cell proliferation, migration, invasion and apoptosis in spinal cord ependymoma (SCE) through the MAPK signaling pathway. GEO database was used to download gene expression data related with SCE (GSE50161 and GSE66354) and annotation file. LncRNA with differential expression was predicted by Multi Experiment Matrix website (MEM). The target gene was analyzed by KEGG pathway enrichment analysis. SCE tissues and adjacent tissues were collected...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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