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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222967/stimulation-of-the-endogenous-incretin-glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-peptide-by-enteral-dextrose-improves-glucose-homeostasis-and-inflammation-in-murine-endotoxemia
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Faraaz Ali Shah, Srikanth Singamsetty, Lanping Guo, Byron W Chuan, Sherie McDonald, Bryce A Cooper, Brett J O'Donnell, Darko Stefanovski, Burton Wice, Yingze Zhang, Christopher P O'Donnell, Bryan J McVerry
Loss of glucose homeostasis during sepsis is associated with increased organ dysfunction and higher mortality. Novel therapeutic strategies to promote euglycemia in sepsis are needed. We have previously shown that early low-level intravenous (IV) dextrose suppresses pancreatic insulin secretion and induces insulin resistance in septic mice, resulting in profound hyperglycemia and worsened systemic inflammation. In this study, we hypothesized that administration of low-level dextrose via the enteral route would stimulate intestinal incretin hormone production, potentiate insulin secretion in a glucose-dependent manner, and thereby improve glycemic control in the acute phase of sepsis...
November 21, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222957/association-between-%C3%AE-cell-function-estimated-by-homa-%C3%AE-and-prognosis-of-nondiabetic-patients-with-ischaemic-stroke
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Mengyuan Zhou, Yuesong Pan, Jing Jing, Yongjun Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Hao Li, Yilong Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Studies showed β-cell dysfunction was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate the association between β-cell function and prognosis of nondiabetic patients with ischaemic stroke. METHODS: Ischaemic stroke patients without diabetes in the Abnormal Glucose Regulation in Patients with Acute Stroke across China registry were included in this analysis. Homeostasis assessment of β-cell function (HOMA-β), was performed and classified it into four groups according to quartiles...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222951/neuronal-pas-domain-protein-4-npas4-controls-neuronal-homeostasis-in-pentylenetetrazole-induced-epilepsy-through-the-induction-of-homer1a
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Wei Shan, Taku Nagai, Motoki Tanaka, Norimichi Itoh, Yoko Furukawa-Hibi, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Masahiro Sokabe, Kiyofumi Yamada
Neuronal intrinsic homeostatic scaling-down of excitatory synapse has been implicated in epilepsy pathogenesis to prevent the neuronal circuits from hyper-excitability. Recent findings suggest a role for neuronal PAS domain protein 4 (Npas4), an activity-dependent neuron-specific transcription factor in epileptogenesis, however, the underlying mechanism by which Npas4 regulates epilepsy remains unclear. We herein propose that limbic seizure activity up-regulates Npas4-homer1a signaling in the hippocampus, thereby contributing to epileptogenesis in mice...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222842/kinetic-characterisation-of-wild-type-and-mutant-human-thioredoxin-glutathione-reductase-defines-its-reaction-and-regulatory-mechanisms
#4
Christina Brandstaedter, Karin Fritz-Wolf, Stine Weder, Marina Fischer, Beate Hecker, Stefan Rahlfs, Katja Becker
In most cells the thioredoxin (Trx) and glutathione systems are essentially involved in maintaining redox homeostasis. The selenoprotein thioredoxin glutathione reductase (TGR) is a hybrid enzyme in which a glutaredoxin (Grx) domain is linked to a thioredoxin reductase (TrxR). Notably, the protein is also capable of reducing glutathione disulfide (GSSG) thus representing an important link between the two redox systems. In this study, we recombinantly produced human TGR (hTGR wild type) by fusing its open reading frame with a bacterial SECIS element and co-expressing the construct in E...
December 8, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222795/a-model-of-systemic-inflammation-to-study-neuroinflammation
#5
Vincenzo Sorrenti, Pietro Giusti, Morena Zusso
Increasing evidence suggests that neurodegeneration occurs in part because the environment is affected during disease in a cascade of processes collectively termed neuroinflammation. This is a reactive response of the central nervous system against noxious elements that interfere with tissue homeostasis. Neuroinflammation is mediated by inflammatory molecules released by microglial cells. Understanding and controlling interactions between the immune system and microglial activation might represent the key to prevent or delay the onset of central nervous system diseases...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222635/cardiovascular-response-of-rat-aorta-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-dehp-exposure
#6
Melissa Mariana, Joana Feiteiro, Elisa Cairrao
Phthalates are one of the main constituents of plastic, reaching up to 40% of the total plastic weight, and their main function is to impart flexibility/elasticity to polymers that would otherwise be rigid. Phthalates are known as endocrine disruptors, since they can interfere with hormone homeostasis. Regarding the cardiovascular system, it was already shown the effects of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) exposure with significant changes in several calcium-handling proteins and an increase in the blood pressure of mice offspring, suggesting that DEHP leads to vasocontraction...
December 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222551/neutrophil-and-t-cell-homeostasis-in-the-closed-eye
#7
Cameron K Postnikoff, Kelly K Nichols
Purpose: This study sought to examine the changes and phenotype of the tear neutrophil and T-cell populations between early eyelid closure and after a full night of sleep. Methods: Fourteen healthy participants were recruited and trained to wash the ocular surface with PBS for at-home self-collection of ocular surface and tear leukocytes following up to 1 hour of sleep and a full night of sleep (average 7 hours), on separate days. Cells were isolated, counted, and incubated with fluorescently labeled antibodies to identify neutrophils, monocytes, and T cells...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222481/hypoxia-inducible-factor-prolyl-4-hydroxylase-1-is-a-convergent-point-in-the-reciprocal-negative-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p53-signaling-pathways
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Karim Ullah, Ann-Helen Rosendahl, Valerio Izzi, Ulrich Bergmann, Taina Pihlajaniemi, Joni M Mäki, Johanna Myllyharju
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF1α) induces the expression of several hundred genes in hypoxia aiming at restoration of oxygen homeostasis. HIF prolyl-4-hydroxylases (HIF-P4Hs) regulate the stability of HIF1α in an oxygen-dependent manner. Hypoxia is a common feature in inflammation and cancer and the HIF pathway is closely linked with the inflammatory NF-κB and tumor suppressor p53 pathways. Here we show that genetic inactivation or chemical inhibition of HIF-P4H-1 leads to downregulation of proinflammatory genes, while proapoptotic genes are upregulated...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222417/insulin-in-motion-the-a6-a11-disulfide-bond-allosterically-modulates-structural-transitions-required-for-insulin-activity
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Bianca van Lierop, Shee Chee Ong, Alessia Belgi, Carlie Delaine, Sofianos Andrikopoulos, Naomi L Haworth, John G Menting, Michael C Lawrence, Andrea J Robinson, Briony E Forbes
The structural transitions required for insulin to activate its receptor and initiate regulation of glucose homeostasis are only partly understood. Here, using ring-closing metathesis, we substitute the A6-A11 disulfide bond of insulin with a rigid, non-reducible dicarba linkage, yielding two distinct stereo-isomers (cis and trans). Remarkably, only the cis isomer displays full insulin potency, rapidly lowering blood glucose in mice (even under insulin-resistant conditions). It also posseses reduced mitogenic activity in vitro...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222396/insights-into-the-regulation-of-collecting-duct-homeostasis-by-small-noncoding-rnas
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EDITORIAL
Yu Leng Phua, Jacqueline Ho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222395/extracellular-adenosine-stimulates-vacuolar-atpase-dependent-proton-secretion-in-medullary-intercalated-cells
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Maria A Battistone, Anil V Nair, Claire R Barton, Rachel N Liberman, Maria A Peralta, Diane E Capen, Dennis Brown, Sylvie Breton
Acidosis is an important complication of AKI and CKD. Renal intercalated cells (ICs) express the proton pumping vacuolar H+-ATPase (V-ATPase) and are extensively involved in acid-base homeostasis. H+ secretion in type A intercalated cells (A-ICs) is regulated by apical vesicle recycling and stimulated by cAMP. In other cell types, cAMP is increased by extracellular agonists, including adenosine, through purinergic receptors. Adenosine is a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug, but very little is known about the effect of adenosine on IC function...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222343/bacterial-cyclic-%C3%AE-1-2-glucans-sequester-iron-to-protect-against-iron-induced-toxicity
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Sreegowrinadh Javvadi, Sheo Shankar Pandey, Amita Mishra, Binod Bihari Pradhan, Subhadeep Chatterjee
Cellular iron homeostasis is critical for survival and growth. Bacteria employ a variety of strategies to sequester iron from the environment and to store intracellular iron surplus that can be utilized in iron-restricted conditions while also limiting the potential for the production of iron-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we report that membrane-derived oligosaccharide (mdo) glucan, an intrinsic component of Gram-negative bacteria, sequesters the ferrous form of iron. Iron-binding, uptake, and localization experiments indicated that both secreted and periplasmic β-(1,2)-glucans bind iron specifically and promote growth under iron-restricted conditions...
December 8, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222334/cellular-flip-long-isoform-cflipl-ikk%C3%AE-interactions-inhibit-irf7-activation-representing-a-new-cellular-strategy-to-inhibit-ifn%C3%AE-expression
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Lauren T Gates-Tanzer, Joanna L Shisler
IFNα is important for anti-viral and anticancer defenses. However, over-production is associated with autoimmune disorders. Thus, the cell must precisely up- and down-regulate IFNα to achieve immune system homeostasis. The cellular FLICE-like inhibitory protein (cFLIP) is reported to inhibit IFNα production. However, the mechanism for this antagonism remained unknown. The goal here was to identify this mechanism. Here, we examined the signal transduction events that occur during TLR9- induced IRF7 activation...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222176/ca2-releases-e-syt1-autoinhibition-to-couple-er-plasma-membrane-tethering-with-lipid-transport
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Xin Bian, Yasunori Saheki, Pietro De Camilli
The extended synaptotagmins (E-Syts) are endoplasmic reticulum (ER) proteins that bind the plasma membrane (PM) via C2 domains and transport lipids between them via SMP domains. E-Syt1 tethers and transports lipids in a Ca2+-dependent manner, but the role of Ca2+ in this regulation is unclear. Of the five C2 domains of E-Syt1, only C2A and C2C contain Ca2+-binding sites. Using liposome-based assays, we show that Ca2+ binding to C2C promotes E-Syt1-mediated membrane tethering by releasing an inhibition that prevents C2E from interacting with PI(4,5)P2-rich membranes, as previously suggested by studies in semi-permeabilized cells...
December 8, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222175/chitin-protects-gut-epithelial-barrier-in-a-protochordate-model-of-dss-induced-colitis
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Assunta Liberti, Ivana Zucchetti, Daniela Melillo, Diana Skapura, Yoshimi Shibata, Rosaria De Santis, Maria Rosaria Pinto, Gary W Litman, Larry J Dishaw
The gastrointestinal tract of Ciona intestinalis, a solitary tunicate that siphon filters water, shares similarities with its mammalian counterpart. The Ciona gut exhibits other features that are unique to protochordates, including certain immune molecules, and other characteristics, e.g. chitin-rich mucus, which appears to be more widespread than considered previously. Exposure of Ciona to dextran sulphate sodium (DSS) induces a colitis-like phenotype similar to that seen in other systems and is characterized by alteration of epithelial morphology and infiltration of blood cells into lamina propria like regions...
December 8, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222092/targeted-disruption-of-the-kcnj5-gene-in-the-female-mouse-lowers-aldosterone-levels
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Iris Hardege, Lu Long, Raya Al Maskari, Nicola Figg, Kevin M O'Shaughnessy
Aldosterone is released from adrenal zona glomerulosa cells and plays an important role in Na and K homeostasis. Mutations in the human KCNJ5 gene encoding the GIRK4 potassium channel cause abnormal aldosterone secretion and hypertension. To better understand the role of wild-type (WT) GIRK4 in regulating aldosterone release we have looked at aldosterone secretion in a Kcnj5 knock-out (KO) mouse.  We found that female, but not male, KO mice have reduced aldosterone levels compared to WT female controls, but higher levels of aldosterone after Ang-II stimulation...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222069/cooperativity-between-different-trna-modifications-and-their-modification-pathways
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REVIEW
Mikołaj Sokołowski, Roland Klassen, Alexander Bruch, Raffael Schaffrath, Sebastian Glatt
Ribonucleotide modifications perform a wide variety of roles in synthesis, turnover and functionality of tRNA molecules. The presence of particular chemical moieties can refine the internal interaction network within a tRNA molecule, influence its thermodynamic stability, contribute novel chemical properties and affect its decoding behavior during mRNA translation. As the lack of specific modifications in the anticodon stem and loop causes disrupted proteome homeostasis, diminished response to stress conditions, and the onset of human diseases, the underlying modification cascades have recently gained particular scientific and clinical interest...
December 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221953/antitumor-action-of-3-bromopyruvate-implicates-reorganized-tumor-growth-regulatory-components-of-tumor-milieu-cell-cycle-arrest-and-induction-of-mitochondria-dependent-tumor-cell-death
#18
Saveg Yadav, Praveen Kumar Kujur, Shrish Kumar Pandey, Yugal Goel, Babu Nandan Maurya, Ashish Verma, Ajay Kumar, Rana Pratap Singh, Sukh Mahendra Singh
Evidences demonstrate that metabolic inhibitor 3-bromopyruvate (3-BP) exerts a potent antitumor action against a wide range of malignancies. However, the effect of 3-BP on progression of the tumors of thymic origin remains unexplored. Although, constituents of tumor microenvironment (TME) plays a pivotal role in regulation of tumor progression, it remains unclear if 3-BP can alter the composition of the crucial tumor growth regulatory components of the external surrounding of tumor cells. Thus, the present investigation attempts to understand the effect of 3-BP administration to a host bearing a progressively growing tumor of thymic origin on tumor growth regulatory soluble, cellular and biophysical components of tumor milieu vis-à-vis understanding its association with tumor progression, accompanying cell cycle events and mode of cell death...
December 5, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221933/intestinal-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-sentinels-of-the-mucosal-barrier
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REVIEW
Danyvid Olivares-Villagómez, Luc Van Kaer
Intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are a large and diverse population of lymphoid cells that reside between the intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) that form the intestinal mucosal barrier. Although IEL biology has traditionally focused on T cells, recent studies have identified several subsets of T cell receptor (TCR)-negative IELs with intriguing properties. New insight into the development, homeostasis, and functions of distinct IEL subsets has recently been provided. Additional studies have revealed intricate interactions between different IEL subsets, reciprocal interactions between IELs and IECs, and communication of IELs with immune cells that reside outside the intestinal epithelium...
December 5, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221725/protective-effects-of-polyphenol-rich-infusions-from-carob-ceratonia-siliqua-leaves-and-cladodes-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-against-inflammation-associated-with-diet-induced-obesity-and-dss-induced-colitis-in-swiss-mice
#20
Ikram Aboura, Abdelhafid Nani, Meriem Belarbi, Babar Murtaza, Aurélie Fluckiger, Adélie Dumont, Chahid Benammar, Moufida Saidani Tounsi, François Ghiringhelli, Mickaël Rialland, Naim Akhtar Khan, Aziz Hichami
In the present study, we have investigated the effects of polyphenol-rich infusions from carob leaves and OFI-cladodes on inflammation associated with obesity and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis in Swiss mice. In vitro studies revealed that aqueous extracts of carob leaves and OFI-cladodes exhibited anti-inflammatory properties marked by the inhibition of IL-6, TNF-α and nitric oxide (NO) production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells concomitant with NF-κβ nucleus translocation inhibition...
December 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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