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Phospholipase C gamma 2

Daniel E Nixon, Ronald J Bosch, Ellen S Chan, Nicholas T Funderburg, Sally Hodder, Jordan E Lake, Michael M Lederman, Karin L Klingman, Judith A Aberg
BACKGROUND: Persistent immune activation and inflammation in virologically suppressed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are linked to excess cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate atorvastatin as a strategy to reduce cardiovascular risk. METHODS: A5275 was a multicenter, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over pilot study of atorvastatin (10 mg/day for 4 weeks then 20 mg/day for 16 weeks) with a planned enrollment of 97 HIV-infected participants ≥18 years old, receiving boosted protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy for ≥6 months, with plasma HIV-1 RNAs below limits of quantification ≥180 days, and fasting low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ≥70 and <130 mg/dL...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Jeong-Mi Kim, Jung-Han Lee, Guem-San Lee, Eun-Mi Noh, Hyun-Kyung Song, Dong Ryun Gu, Seong-Cheol Kim, Seoung Hoon Lee, Kang-Beom Kwon, Young-Rae Lee
BACKGROUND: Sophorae Flos (SF) is a composite of flowers and buds of Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott and has been used in traditional Korean and Chinese medicine for the treatment of hemostasis and inflammation. Previous studies reported that SF possesses anti-obesity properties, as well as anti-allergic, anti-proliferative, and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the effect of SF in bone resorption has not been studies. In this study, we examined the potential of SF extract (SFE) to inhibit receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) -induced osteoclast differentiation in cultured mouse-derived bone marrow macrophages (BMMs)...
March 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Adam Albitar, Wanlong Ma, Ivan DeDios, Jeffrey Estella, Inhye Ahn, Mohammed Farooqui, Adrian Wiestner, Maher Albitar
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that develop resistance to Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors are typically positive for mutations in BTK or phospholipase c gamma 2 (PLCγ2). We developed a high sensitivity (HS) assay utilizing wild-type blocking polymerase chain reaction achieved via bridged and locked nucleic acids. We used this high sensitivity assay in combination with Sanger sequencing and next generation sequencing (NGS) and tested cellular DNA and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from patients with CLL treated with the BTK inhibitor, ibrutinib...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
Xi Chen, Xiao-Ming Li, Wen Gu, Di Wang, Yi Chen, Xue-Jun Guo
INTRODUCTION: Low expression of linker for activation of T cells (LAT) is observed in asthma. LAT and its downstream regulator, phospholipase C-gamma 1 (PLC-γ1) play important roles in the T cell antigen receptor signaling pathway, and their interaction is associated with CD4(+) cell polarization. Here, we investigated whether LAT can alleviate the imbalance among CD4(+) cell subgroups and the possible mechanism. METHODS: An ovalbumin-induced allergic asthma mouse model was established and LAT plasmid was delivered...
January 4, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
Zhengfeng Yang, Seokho Kim, Sahil Mahajan, Ali Zamani, Roberta Faccio
Phospholipases Cγ (PLCγ) 1 and 2 are a class of highly homologous enzymes modulating a variety of cellular pathways through production of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and diacylglycerol (DAG). Our previous studies demonstrated the importance of PLCγ2 in osteoclast (OC) differentiation by modulating inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate-mediated calcium oscillations and the up-regulation of the transcription factor NFATc1. Surprisingly, despite being expressed throughout osteoclastogenesis, PLCγ1 did not compensate for PLCγ2 deficiency...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Soo Ji Woo, Hyae In Jo, Hyung Ho Lee, Joon Ki Chung
Phospholipase C gamma 1 and gamma 2 (PLCG1 and PLCG2) are influential in modulating Ca(2+) and diacylglycerol, second messengers involved in tyrosine kinase-dependent signaling, including growth factor activation. Here, we used RACE (rapid amplification of cDNA ends) to clone cDNA encoding PLCG1 (PoPLCG1) and PLCG2 (PoPLCG2) in the olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). The respective 1313 and 1249 amino acid sequences share high identity with human PLCG1 and PLCG2, and contain the following domains: pleckstrin homology (PH), EF-hand, catalytic X and Y, Src homology 2 (SH2), Src homology 3 (SH3), and C2...
November 25, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Fengfeng Wang, Fei Meng, Lili Wang, S C Cesar Wong, William C S Cho, Lawrence W C Chan
Lung cancer is the top cancer killer worldwide with high mortality rate. Majority belong to non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has been broadly explored as a drug target for therapy. However, the drug responses are not durable due to the acquired resistance. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding and endogenous molecules that can inhibit mRNA translation initiation and degrade mRNAs. We wonder if some downstream molecules shared by EGFR and the other tyrosine kinase receptors (TKRs) further transduce the signals alternatively, and some miRNAs play the key roles in affecting the expression of these downstream molecules...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
Hee-Sung Chae, Young-Mi Kim, Young-Won Chin
Atractylodin is one of the major constituents of the rhizome of Atractylodes lancea, which is widely used in Korean traditional medicine as a remedy for the treatment of gastritis and gastric ulcers. Despite of a major constituent of widely used botanical to treat inflammatory responses little is known about anti-inflammatory effect of atractylodin in the human mast cell (HMC-1). Hence, we evaluated the effect of atractylodin on the release of IL-6, the involvement of nucleophosmin-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (NPM-ALK) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) in phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate and A23187-induced HMC-1...
September 2, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Chloë De Witte, Christian Schulz, Annemieke Smet, Peter Malfertheiner, Freddy Haesebrouck
This article aimed to review the literature from 2015 dealing with gastric and enterohepatic non-Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter species (NHPH). A summary of the gastric microbiota interactions with H. pylori is also presented. An extensive number of studies were published during the last year and have led to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of infections with NHPH. These infections are increasingly reported in human patients, including infections with H. cinaedi, mainly characterized by severe bacteremia...
September 2016: Helicobacter
Alvaro Alvarez, Raúl Lagos-Cabré, Milene Kong, Areli Cárdenas, Francesca Burgos-Bravo, Pascal Schneider, Andrew F G Quest, Lisette Leyton
Our previous reports indicate that ligand-induced αVβ3 integrin and Syndecan-4 engagement increases focal adhesion formation and migration of astrocytes. Additionally, ligated integrins trigger ATP release through unknown mechanisms, activating P2X7 receptors (P2X7R), and the uptake of Ca(2+) to promote cell adhesion. However, whether the activation of P2X7R and ATP release are required for astrocyte migration and whether αVβ3 integrin and Syndecan-4 receptors communicate with P2X7R via ATP remains unknown...
September 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Yuanxing Gu, Baozhu Qi, Yingshan Zhou, Xiaowu Jiang, Xian Zhang, Xiaoliang Li, Weihuan Fang
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) induces autophagy via the 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in pig kidney PK-15 cells. However, the underlying mechanisms of AMPK activation in autophagy induction remain unknown. With specific inhibitors and RNA interference (RNAi), we show that PCV2 infection upregulated calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase-beta (CaMKKβ) by increasing cytosolic Ca(2+) via inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R)...
2016: Viruses
Y Fujioka, A Stahlberg, M Ochi, K Olmarker
PURPOSE: To determine the expression of inflammation- and pain-related genes at days 1 and 3 in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) of rats with or without disc puncture, using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) with the TaqMan low-density array (TLDA). METHODS: 53 female Sprague-Dawley rats were used. The left facet joint between L4 and L5 was removed, and the DRG and intervertebral disc between the vertebrae were exposed. The L4-5 intervertebral disc was punctured using a 0...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hong Xu, Li-Na Gu, Qian-Yuan Yang, De-Yu Zhao, Feng Liu
Mast cells play a pivotal role in the immediate reaction in asthma. In a previous study, it was found that MicroRNA-221 (miR-221) was associated with asthma. Hence, in the present study, the role and the potential mechanisms of miR-221 on immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated activation of mast cells degranulation were investigated. MiR-221 expression was first quantified by qRT-PCR in IgE-mediated activation of mast cells. RBL-2H3 cells were then transfected with miR-221 mimic or miR-221 inhibitor, the IgE-mediated degranulation was detected in mast cells...
June 2016: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
Zhao Yin, Hai-Jiang Xu, Xia-Li Yao, Gang Liu, Chun-Jie Nie, Han Wei, Cai Li, Ming-Lu Liang, Zhang-Yin Ming, Xiao-Jian Zhang
AIMS: It has been proven that carbon nanoparticles or diesel exhaust particles stimulate platelet activation. However, the effect of fine particle matter (PM2.5 ) on platelet activation remains unknown, which motivates this study. METHODS: PM2.5 samples were collected in an urban area of Zhengzhou, China. To study the morphological characteristics and the mass concentrations of trace elements of PM2.5 samples, a filed-emission scanning electron microscope, the Image-J software, and an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry were used...
February 2017: Environmental Toxicology
Jennifer Gossmann, Manfred Stolte, Michael Lohoff, Philipp Yu, Roland Moll, Florian Finkernagel, Holger Garn, Cornelia Brendel, Alwina Bittner, Andreas Neubauer, Minh Q Huynh
Gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas develop from a chronic Helicobacter infection. Phospholipase C gamma 2 (PLCG2) is important for B-cell survival and proliferation. We used BALB/c mice with a gain-of-function mutation in the Plcg2 gene (Ali5) to analyze its role in the development of gastric MALT lymphoma. Heterozygous BALB/c Plcg2Ali5/+ and wildtype (WT) mice were infected with Helicobacter felis (H. felis) and observed up to 16 months for development of gastric MALT lymphomas. In contrast to our initial hypothesis, Plcg2Ali5/+ mice developed MALT lymphomas less frequently than their WT littermates after long-term infection of 16 months...
2016: PloS One
Y Poorna Chandra Rao, P Pavan Kumar, B R Lokesh
Industrially produced partially hydrogenated vegetable fat (PHVF) contains trans fatty acids (TFA) mostly comprising elaidic acid (EA, 18:1∆9t). Though, the harmful effects of TFA on health have been repeatedly publicized, the fat containing TFA have been continued to be used as a cooking medium in many regions of the world. The adverse effects of PHVF on oxidative stress and inflammatory markers and the possible ameliorative action of rice bran oil (RBO) on these markers were evaluated. Weaning rats were fed a AIN-93 purified diet supplemented with the following lipids: groundnut oil (GNO, 10 wt%), PHVF (10 wt%), RBO (10 wt%), PHVF blended with RBO at 2...
April 2016: Lipids
Chunmei Xia, Shanwei Shen, Fiza Hashmi, Li-Ya Qiao
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often experience increased sensory responsiveness in the urinary bladder reflecting neurogenic bladder overactivity. Here we demonstrate that colitis-induced up-regulation of the phospholipase C gamma (PLCγ) pathway downstream of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in bladder afferent neurons in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) plays essential roles in activating these neurons thereby leading to bladder hyperactivity. Upon induction of colitis with 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) in rats, we found that the phosphorylation (activation) level of cAMP responsive element-binding (p-CREB) protein, a molecular switch of neuronal plasticity, was increased in specifically labeled bladder afferent neurons in the thoracolumbar and lumbosacral DRGs...
November 2016: Experimental Neurology
Corinne E Decker, Zhengfeng Yang, Ryan Rimer, Kyung-Hyun Park-Min, Claudia Macaubas, Elizabeth D Mellins, Deborah V Novack, Roberta Faccio
Phospholipase C gamma-2 (PLCγ2)-dependent calcium (Ca(2+)) oscillations are indispensable for nuclear factor of activated T-cells, cytoplasmic 1 (NFATc1) activation and downstream gene transcription driving osteoclastogenesis during skeletal remodeling and pathological bone loss. Here we describe, to our knowledge, the first known function of transmembrane protein 178 (Tmem178), a PLCγ2 downstream target gene, as a critical modulator of the NFATc1 axis. In surprising contrast to the osteopetrotic phenotype of PLCγ2(-/-) mice, Tmem178(-/-) mice are osteopenic in basal conditions and are more susceptible to inflammatory bone loss, owing to enhanced osteoclast formation...
December 22, 2015: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Yukinori Kozuma, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Eiichi Ishikawa, Fumiyo Yoshida, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Masahide Matsuda, Kei Nakai, Wataro Tsuruta, Shingo Takano, Akira Matsumura, Haruhiko Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: Appropriate hemostasis is essential for clear visualization of the neural structures and cleavage planes. It is also essential for avoiding heat-induced injury, minimizing blood loss, and reducing operative time. OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in platelet-dependent hemostasis during neurosurgery. METHODS: The amplification of aggregation, activation of integrin αIIbβ3, intrinsic and extrinsic coagulation pathways, and activation of signaling cascades in platelets were evaluated...
February 2016: Neurosurgery
Ana Saavedra, Mar Puigdellívol, Shiraz Tyebji, Pradeep Kurup, Jian Xu, Silvia Ginés, Jordi Alberch, Paul J Lombroso, Esther Pérez-Navarro
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) promotes synaptic strengthening through the regulation of kinase and phosphatase activity. Conversely, striatal-enriched protein tyrosine phosphatase (STEP) opposes synaptic strengthening through inactivation or internalization of signaling molecules. Here, we investigated whether BDNF regulates STEP levels/activity. BDNF induced a reduction of STEP61 levels in primary cortical neurons, an effect that was prevented by inhibition of tyrosine kinases, phospholipase C gamma, or the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS)...
August 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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