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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902464/expression-of-rab1a-is-upregulated-in-human-lung-cancer-and-associated-with-tumor-size-and-t-stage
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Xinxin Wang, Feng Liu, Xiaoyu Qin, Tinglei Huang, Bo Huang, Yanjie Zhang, Bin Jiang
Rab1A expression is associated with malignant phenotypes in several human tumors; however, the role of Rab1A in lung cancer is still unclear. In this study, we attempted to establish the role of Rab1A in major human lung cancer subtypes. Rab1A expression in different histological types of human lung cancer was analyzed in lung cancer tissues with paired adjacent noncancerous tissues and a large panel of lung cancer cell lines. The effect of Rab1A expression on multiple cancer-associated signaling pathways was also examined...
November 29, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901001/ultraviolet-a-enhances-cathepsin-l-expression-and-activity-via-jnk-pathway-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Qing-Fang Xu, Yue Zheng, Jian Chen, Xin-Ya Xu, Zi-Jian Gong, Yun-Fen Huang, Chun Lu, Howard I Maibach, Wei Lai
BACKGROUND: Cathepsin L (CatL) is a cysteine protease with strong matrix degradation activity that contributes to photoaging. Mannose phosphate-independent sorting pathways mediate ultraviolet A (UVA)-induced alternate trafficking of CatL. Little is known about signaling pathways involved in the regulation of UVA-induced CatL expression and activity. This study aims to investigate whether a single UVA irradiation affects CatL expression and activity and whether mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)/activator protein-1 (AP-1) pathway is involved in the regulation of UVA-induced CatL expression and activity in human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs)...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888281/the-actions-of-relaxin-family-peptides-on-signal-transduction-pathways-activated-by-the-relaxin-family-peptide-receptor-rxfp4
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Sheng Y Ang, Dana S Hutchinson, Bronwyn A Evans, Mohammed A Hossain, Nitin Patil, Ross A D Bathgate, Martina Kocan, Roger J Summers
The relaxin family peptide receptor 4 (RXFP4) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) expressed in the colorectum with emerging roles in metabolism and appetite regulation. It is activated by its cognate ligand insulin-like peptide 5 (INSL5) that is expressed in enteroendocrine L cells in the gut. Whether other evolutionarily related peptides such as relaxin-2, relaxin-3, or INSL3 activate RXFP4 signal transduction mechanisms with a pattern similar to or distinct from INSL5 is still unclear. In this study, we compare the signaling pathways activated by various relaxin family peptides to INSL5...
November 26, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869173/pterostilbene-induces-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cells
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Yuanyuan Kong, Gege Chen, Zhijian Xu, Guang Yang, Bo Li, Xiaosong Wu, Wenqin Xiao, Bingqian Xie, Liangning Hu, Xi Sun, Gaomei Chang, Minjie Gao, Lu Gao, Bojie Dai, Yi Tao, Weiliang Zhu, Jumei Shi
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Pterostilbene, a natural dimethylated analog of resveratrol, has been shown to possess diverse pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties. However, to the best of our knowledge, there has been no study of the effects of pterostilbene upon hematological malignancies. Herein, we report the antitumor activity and mechanism of pterostilbene against DLBCL cells both in vitro and in vivo...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865880/nod2-mediates-isoflurane-preconditioning-induced-protection-of-myocardial-injury
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Cheng Yang, Yang Jiao, Nuo Yan, Banglin Wu, Yiqing Ren, Hui Li, Jinchao Sun, Jie Gao
Anesthetic cardioprotection reduces myocardial infarct size following ischemia-reperfusion injury. However, the underlying mechanisms that drive ischemia-reperfusion injury in cardiomyocytes remain unclear. In this study, we report that isoflurane, a commonly used inhaled anesthetic, can protect cardiomyocytes from anoxia/reoxygenation injury by a nucleotide binding oligomerization domain containing 2 (NOD2)-dependent mechanism. The results showed that isoflurane increased cell viability, and decreased autophagosome generation in primary cardiomyocytes under anoxia/reoxygenation conditions...
November 16, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861595/tlr4-cd14-variants-related-serologic-and-immunologic-dys-regulations-predict-severe-sepsis-in-febrile-de-compensated-cirrhotic-patients
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Wen-Chien Fan, Chih-Wei Liu, Shuo-Ming Ou, Chia-Chang Huang, Tzu-Hao Li, Kuei-Chuan Lee, Shiang-Fen Huang, Ying-Ying Yang, Yun-Cheng Hsieh, Shie-Liang Hsieh, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin
Genetic variants and dysfunctional monocyte had been reported to be associated with infection susceptibility in advanced cirrhotic patients. This study aims to explore genetic predictive markers and relevant immune dysfunction that contributed to severe sepsis in febrile acute de-compensated cirrhotic patents. Polymorphism analysis of candidate genes was undergone in 108 febrile acute de-compensated cirrhotic patients and 121 healthy volunteers. Various plasma inflammatory/regulatory cytokines, proportion of classical (CD 16-, phagocytic) and non-classical (CD16+, inflammatory) monocytes, lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and intracellular/extracellular cytokines on cultured non-classical monocytes, mCD14/HLA-DR expression and phagocytosis of classical monocytes were measured...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847212/egfr-dependent-signalling-reduced-and-p38-dependent-apoptosis-required-by-gallic-acid-in-malignant-mesothelioma-cells
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Asuman Demiroglu-Zergeroglu, Gulsife Candemir, Ebru Turhanlar, Fatma Sagir, Nurettin Ayvali
The unrestrained EGFR signalling contributes to malignant phenotype in a number of cancers including Malignant Mesotheliomas. Present study was designed to evaluate EGFR-dependent anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects of Gallic acid in transformed Mesothelial (MeT-5A) and Malignant Mesothelioma (SPC212) cells. Gallic acid reduced the viability of Malignant Mesothelioma cells in a concentration and time-dependent manner. However, viability of mesothelial cells reduced only at high concentration and longer time periods...
November 12, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846303/auranofin-inhibits-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cell-survival-through-reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Xiaodong Chen, Radouil Tzekov, Mingyang Su, Haiyan Hong, Wang Min, Aidong Han, Wensheng Li
Abnormal survival of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells contributes to the pathogenesis of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), a sight-threatening disease. In this study, we explored the effect of the anti-rheumatic agent auranofin (AF) on RPE cell survival and studied the underlying signaling mechanisms in vitro. Our results showed that AF inhibited ARPE-19 cell survival in a dose and time-dependent manner. Application of AF induced several effects: a significant decrease in total epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and an increase in phosphorylated EGFR and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), including extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), P38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (P38MAPK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), c-Jun, mitogen activated protein kinase activated protein kinase 2(MAPKAPK2), and heat shock protein 27 (HSP27)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821168/associations-of-proteins-relevant-to-mapk-signaling-pathway-p38mapk-1-hif-1-and-ho-1-with-coronary-lesion-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-peri-menopausal-women
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Liqiu Yan, Xufen Cao, Saitian Zeng, Zhe Li, Zheng Lian, Jiawang Wang, Fengfeng Lv, Yunfei Wang, Yanshen Li
BACKGROUND: The present study was intended to explore whether three proteins within MAPK signaling pathway (i.e. p38MAPK-1, HIF-1 and HO-1) were correlated with peri-menopausal women's coronary lesion features and prognosis. METHODS: Altogether 1449 peri-menopausal women were divided into non-coronary artery disease (CAD) group (n = 860) and CAD group (n = 589), including 167 pre-menopausal CAD populations and 422 post-menopausal CAD populations. General information about CAD risk parameters were gathered, including age, family history of CAD or hypertension or diabetes mellitus, bilirubin, cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and so on...
November 8, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810601/differential-roles-of-pkc-isoforms-pkcs-and-ca-2-in-gnrh-and-phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate-pma-stimulation-of-p38mapk-phosphorylation-in-immortalized-gonadotrope-cells
#10
Shany Mugami, Shani Kravchook, Liat Rahamim-Ben Navi, Rony Seger, Zvi Naor
We examined the role of PKCs and Ca(2+) in GnRH-stimulated p38MAPK phosphorylation in the gonadotrope derived αT3-1 and LβT2 cell lines. GnRH induced a slow and rapid increase in p38MAPK phosphorylation in αT3-1 and LβT2 cells respectively, while PMA gave a slow response. The use of dominant negatives for PKCs and peptide inhibitors for the receptors for activated C kinase (RACKs), has revealed differential role for PKCα, PKCβII, PKCδ and PKCε in p38MAPK phosphorylation in a ligand-and cell context-dependent manner...
November 1, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799464/muscle-injury-and-impaired-function-and-insulin-resistance-in-chromogranin-a-knockout-mice
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Kechun Tang, Teresa Pasqua, Angshuman Biswas, Sumana Mahata, Jennifer Tang, Alisa Tang, Gautam K Bandyopadhyay, Amiya Sinha-Hikim, Nai-Wen Chi, Nick Webster, Angelo Corti, Sushil K Mahata
Chromogranin A (CgA) is widely expressed in endocrine and neuroendocrine tissues as well as in the central nervous system. We observed CgA expression (mRNA and protein) in the gastrocnemius (GAS) muscle and found that performance of CgA-deficient Chga-KO mice in treadmill exercise was impaired. Supplementation with CgA in Chga-KO mice restored exercise ability suggesting a novel role for endogenous CgA in skeletal muscle function. Chga-KO mice display (i) lack of exercise-induced stimulation of pAKT, pTBC1D1 and phospho-p38 kinase signaling, (ii) loss of GAS muscle mass, (iii) extensive formation of tubular aggregates (TA), (iv) disorganized cristae architecture in mitochondria, (v) increased expression of the inflammatory cytokines Tnfα, Il6 and Ifnɣ, and fibrosis...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787522/desferrioxamine-reduces-ultrahigh-molecular-weight-polyethylene-induced-osteolysis-by-restraining-inflammatory-osteoclastogenesis-via-heme-oxygenase-1
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Hui Kang, Yufei Yan, Peng Jia, Kai Yang, Changjun Guo, Hao Chen, Jin Qi, Niandong Qian, Xing Xu, Fei Wang, Changwei Li, Lei Guo, Lianfu Deng
As wear particles-induced osteolysis still remains the leading cause of early implant loosening in endoprosthetic surgery, and promotion of osteoclastogenesis by wear particles has been confirmed to be responsible for osteolysis. Therapeutic agents targeting osteoclasts formation are considered for the treatment of wear particles-induced osteolysis. In the present study, we demonstrated for the first time that desferrioxamine (DFO), a powerful iron chelator, could significantly alleviate osteolysis in an ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) particles-induced mice calvaria osteolysis model...
October 27, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779078/the-regulatory-roles-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-mapk-pathways-in-health-and-diabetes-lessons-learned-from-the-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell
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Vaibhav Sidarala, Anjan Kowluru
BACKGROUND: Glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) from the pancreatic β-cell involves several intracellular metabolic events which lead to the translocation of insulin granules towards the membrane for fusion and release. It is well established that loss of β-cell function and decreased GSIS underlie the pathogenesis of diabetes. Evidence from several laboratories, including our own, demonstrated requisite roles of Rac1 and phagocyte-like NADPH oxidase (Nox2)-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) in optimal function of the pancreatic β-cell, including GSIS...
October 20, 2016: Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765761/nur77-attenuates-endothelin-1-expression-via-downregulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p38-mapk-in-a549-cells-and-in-an-ards-rat-model
#14
Yujie Jiang, Yi Zeng, Xia Huang, Yueqiu Qin, Weigui Luo, Shulin Xiang, Suren R Sooranna, Liao Pinhu
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by inflammatory injury to the alveolar and capillary barriers that results in impaired gas exchange and severe acute respiratory failure. Nuclear orphan receptor Nur77 has emerged as a regulator of gene expression in inflammation, and its role in the pathogenesis of ARDS is not clear. The objective of this study is to investigate the potential role of Nur77 and its underlying mechanism in the regulation of endothelin-1 (ET-1) expression in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced A549 cells and an ARDS rat model...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763641/pkn2-and-cdo-interact-to-activate-akt-and-promote-myoblast-differentiation
#15
Sang-Jin Lee, Jeongmi Hwang, Hyeon-Ju Jeong, Miran Yoo, Ga-Yeon Go, Jae-Rin Lee, Young-Eun Leem, Jong Woo Park, Dong-Wan Seo, Yong Kee Kim, Myong-Joon Hahn, Jeung-Whan Han, Jong-Sun Kang, Gyu-Un Bae
Skeletal myogenesis is coordinated by multiple signaling pathways that control cell adhesion/migration, survival and differentiation accompanied by muscle-specific gene expression. A cell surface protein Cdo is involved in cell contact-mediated promyogenic signals through activation of p38MAPK and AKT. Protein kinase C-related kinase 2 (PKN2/PRK2) is implicated in regulation of various biological processes, including cell migration, adhesion and death. It has been shown to interact with and inhibit AKT thereby inducing cell death...
October 20, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760843/exosomal-annexin-a2-promotes-angiogenesis-and-breast-cancer-metastasis
#16
Sayantan Maji, Pankaj Chaudhary, Irina Akopova, Phung M Nguyen, Richard J Hare, Ignacy Gryczynski, Jamboor K Vishwanatha
: Tumor-derived exosomes are emerging mediators of tumorigenesis and tissue-specific metastasis. Proteomic profiling has identified Annexin A2 as one of the most highly expressed proteins in exosomes; however, studies focused on the biological role of exosomal-AnnexinA2 (exo-AnxA2) are still lacking. In this study, mechanistic insight was sought regarding exo-AnxA2 and its function in angiogenesis and breast cancer metastasis. Multiple in vitro and in vivo techniques were used to study the role of exo-AnxA2 in angiogenesis...
October 19, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750289/pemphigus-autoantibodies-induce-blistering-in-human-conjunctiva
#17
Franziska Vielmuth, Vera Rötzer, Eva Hartlieb, Christoph Hirneiß, Jens Waschke, Volker Spindler
Purpose: The autoimmune blistering skin disease pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is caused by autoantibodies against desmosomal adhesion molecules. Patients may suffer conjunctival involvement, yet the underlying mechanisms are largely unclear. We characterized human and murine conjunctiva with respect to the PV autoantigens, and evaluated the effects and mechanisms of PV autoantibodies applied to human conjunctiva ex vivo. Methods: We obtained human conjunctiva specimens from surgical explants and established a short-term culture model to study the alterations induced by antibody fractions of PV patients (PV-IgG)...
August 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748941/exogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-protects-against-high-glucose%C3%A2-induced-inflammation-and-cytotoxicity-in-h9c2-cardiac-cells
#18
Zena Huang, Xiaobian Dong, Xiaodong Zhuang, Xun Hu, Lichun Wang, Xinxue Liao
Hyperglycemia serves an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether exogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protects against high glucose‑induced inflammation and cytotoxicity in cardiac cells by inhibiting the p38 mitogen‑activated protein kinase (MAPK)/nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB), cyclooxygenase‑2 (COX‑2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) signaling pathways. Rat H9c2 myocardium cells were exposed to 33 mM glucose (high glucose, HG) for 24 h to stimulate HG‑induced cytotoxicity...
October 13, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742802/similar-mitochondrial-signaling-responses-to-a-single-bout-of-continuous-or-small-sided-games-based-exercise-in-sedentary-men
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Amy E Mendham, Rob Duffield, Aaron J Coutts, Frank E Marino, Andriy Boyko, Andrew J McAinch, David John Bishop
PURPOSE: This study assessed the mitochondrial related signaling responses to a single bout of non-contact, modified football (touch rugby), played as small-sided games (SSG), or cycling (CYC) exercise in sedentary, obese, middle-aged men. METHOD: In a randomized, cross-over design, nine middle-aged, sedentary, obese men completed two, 40-min exercise conditions (CYC and SSG) separated by a 21-d recovery period. Heart rate (HR) and Ratings of Perceived Exertion were collected during each bout...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735022/glucocorticoid-combined-with-hyaluronic-acid-enhance-glucocorticoid-receptor-activity-through-inhibiting-p-38mapk-signal-pathway-activation-in-treating-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
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OBJECTIVE: In order to seek an effective strategy for clinical treatment of acute lung injury (ALI), we are committed to explore the effect of combination therapy of glucocorticoid and hyaluronic acid on acute lung injury caused by an endotoxin (LPS) and its mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided randomly into 5 groups: normal group (n=8); LPS group (n=8); dexamethasone +LPS group (DXMS group, n=8); hyaluronic acid+ LPS group (HA group, n=8); dexamethasone +hyaluronic acid +LPS group (DXMS+HA group, n=8)...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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