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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324860/direct-detection-of-two-different-tumor-derived-extracellular-vesicles-by-sam-aunis-lspr-biosensor
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Abhimanyu Thakur, Guangyu Qiu, Siu-Pang Ng, Jintao Guan, Jianbo Yue, Youngjin Lee, Chi-Man Lawrence Wu
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are abundant in various biological fluids including blood, saliva, urine, as well as extracellular milieu. Accumulating evidence has indicated that EVs, which contain functional proteins and small RNAs, facilitate intercellular communication between neighbouring cells, and are critical to maintain various physiological processes. In contrast, EV-derived toxic signals can spread out over the tissues adjacent to the injured area in certain diseases, including brain tumors and neurodegenerative disorders...
March 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324731/basement-membranes
#2
Ranjay Jayadev, David R Sherwood
Basement membranes (BMs) are thin, dense sheets of specialized, self-assembled extracellular matrix that surround most animal tissues (Figure 1, top). The emergence of BMs coincided with the origin of multicellularity in animals, suggesting that they were essential for the formation of tissues. Their sheet-like structure derives from two independent polymeric networks - one of laminin and one of type IV collagen (Figure 1, bottom). These independent collagen and laminin networks are thought to be linked by several additional extracellular matrix proteins, including nidogen and perlecan (Figure 1, bottom)...
March 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324603/fret-microscopy-for-real-time-visualization-of-second-messengers-in-living-cells
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Axel E Kraft, Viacheslav O Nikolaev
Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) microscopy is a useful tool in molecular biology and medical research to monitor and quantify real-time dynamics of protein-protein interactions and biochemical processes. Using this well-established technique, many novel signaling mechanisms can be investigated in intact cells or tissues and even in various subcellular compartments. Here, we describe how to perform FRET measurements in living cells expressing FRET-based biosensors and how to evaluate these data. This general protocol can be applied for FRET measurements with various fluorescent biosensors...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323882/mir-181-interacts-with-signaling-adaptor-molecule-denn-madd-and-enhances-tnf-induced-cell-death
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Samira Ghorbani, Farideh Talebi, Sedigheh Ghasemi, Ali Jahanbazi Jahan Abad, Mohammed Vojgani, Farshid Noorbakhsh
MicroRNAs are small noncoding RNAs, which regulate the expression of protein coding transcripts through mRNA degradation or translational inhibition. Numerous reports have highlighted the role of miRNAs in regulating cell death pathways including the expression of genes involved in the induction of apoptosis. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is a proinflammatory cytokine which can send pro-death signals through its receptor TNFR1. Diverse adaptor molecules including DENN/MADD adaptor protein have been shown to modulate TNF-α pro-death signaling via recruitment of MAP kinases to TNFR1 and activation of pro-survival NFκB signaling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316886/identification-of-dysregulated-genes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-based-on-bioinformatics-analysis
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Ruihu Hao, Haiwei Du, Lin Guo, Fengde Tian, Ning An, Tiejun Yang, Changcheng Wang, Bo Wang, Zihao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic auto-inflammatory disorder of joints. The present study aimed to identify the key genes in RA for better understanding the underlying mechanisms of RA. METHODS: The integrated analysis of expression profiling was conducted to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in RA. Moreover, functional annotation, protein-protein interaction (PPI) network and transcription factor (TF) regulatory network construction were applied for exploring the potential biological roles of DEGs in RA...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315953/the-influence-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ang-ii-on-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-hepg2-cells-by-regulating-the-expression-of-grk2
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Zhou-Wei Xu, Shang-Xue Yan, Hua-Xun Wu, Jing-Yu Chen, Ying Zhang, Ying Li, Wei Wei
PURPOSE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common digestive system malignancy that is associated with a poor prognosis. This study researched the interaction of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and angiotensin II (Ang II) in HCC cells proliferation, migration and invasion and examined their influence on the expression of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) and relevant receptors. METHODS: Cell Counting Kit-8 and Transwell assays were performed to evaluate the effects of TNF-α and Ang II on HepG2 cells proliferation, migration and invasion...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315294/neuronal-cell-sheet-of-cortical-motor-neuron-phenotype-derived-from-human-ips-cells
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Noboru Suzuki, Nagisa Arimitsu, Jun Shimizu, Kenji Takai, Chieko Hirotsu, Erika Takada, Yuji Ueda, Sueshige Wakisaka, Naruyoshi Fujiwara, Tomoko Suzuki
<p>Transplantation of stem cells which differentiate into more mature neural cells brings about functional improvement in pre-clinical studies of stroke. Previous transplant approaches in diseased brain have utilized injection of the cells in a cell suspension. In addition, neural stem cells were preferentially used as graft. However, these cells had no specific relationship to the damaged tissue of stroke patients and brain injury. The injection of cells in a suspension destroyed the cell-cell interactions that are suggested to be important for promoting functional integrity as cortical motor neurons...
March 17, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315265/sigma-1-receptor-and-ion-channel-dynamics-in-cancer
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Olivier Soriani, Raphaël Rapetti-Mauss
SigmaR1 is a multitasking chaperone protein which has mainly been studied in CNS physiological and pathophysiological processes such as pain, memory, neurodegenerative diseases (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, retinal neurodegeneration ), stroke and addiction . Strikingly, G-protein and ion channels are the main client protein fami lies of this atypical chaperone and the recent advances that have been performed for the last 10 years demonstrate that SigmaR1 is principally activated following tissue injury and disease development to promote cell survival...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315246/system-wide-profiling-of-protein-amino-termini-from-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissue-specimens-for-the-identification-of-novel-substrates
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Zon W Lai, Oliver Schilling
Clinical tissues are used for histopathological diagnosis of many diseases including immunostaining and morphology subtyping as well as in molecular research such as for the analyses of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Formalin fixation and paraffin embedment (FFPE) of tissue specimens is routinely used for preserving clinical tissues for long-term storage, allowing histopathological diagnosis of many diseases. As such, FFPE tissues currently represent the most comprehensive collection of all clinical specimens, allowing great source of material for research opportunity, possibly due to the concern of protein integrity from antigen retrieval from fixation process...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314937/phylogenetic-analysis-of-idd-gene-family-and-characterization-of-its-expression-in-response-to-flower-induction-in-malus
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Sheng Fan, Dong Zhang, Libo Xing, Siyan Qi, Lisha Du, Haiqin Wu, Hongxia Shao, Youmei Li, Juanjuan Ma, Mingyu Han
Although INDETERMINATE DOMAIN (IDD) genes encoding specific plant transcription factors have important roles in plant growth and development, little is known about apple IDD (MdIDD) genes and their potential functions in the flower induction. In this study, we identified 20 putative IDD genes in apple and named them according to their chromosomal locations. All identified MdIDD genes shared a conserved IDD domain. A phylogenetic analysis separated MdIDDs and other plant IDD genes into four groups. Bioinformatic analysis of chemical characteristics, gene structure, and prediction of protein-protein interactions demonstrated the functional and structural diversity of MdIDD genes...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314760/loss-of-vegfb-and-its-signaling-in-the-diabetic-heart-is-associated-with-increased-cell-death-signaling
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Nathaniel Lal, Amy Pei-Ling Chiu, Fulong Wang, Dahai Zhang, Jocelyn Jia, Andrea Wan, Israel Vlodavsky, Bahira Hussein, Brian Rodrigues
VEGFB is highly expressed in metabolically active tissues, such as the heart and skeletal muscle, suggesting a function in maintaining oxidative metabolic and contractile function in these tissues. Multiple models of heart failure have indicated a significant drop in VEGFB. However, whether there is a role for decreased VEGFB in diabetic cardiomyopathy is currently unknown. Of the VEGFB located in cardiomyocytes, there is a substantial and readily releasable pool localized on the cell surface. The immediate response to high glucose and the secretion of endothelial heparanase is the release of this surface bound VEGFB, which triggers signaling pathways and gene expression to influence endothelial cell (autocrine action) and cardiomyocyte (paracrine effects) survival...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303499/pregnane-x-receptor-not-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-up-regulates-p-glycoprotein-expression-in-the-brain-of-chronic-epileptic-rats-induced-by-kainic-acid
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Nian Yu, Yan-Fang Zhang, Kang Zhang, Yong-Fei Cheng, Hai-Yan Ma, Qing Di
Drug-resistance epilepsy (DRE) is attributed to the brain P-glycoprotein (P-gp) overexpression. We previously reported that nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) played a critical role in regulating P-gp expression at the brain of the acute seizure rats. This study was extended further to investigate the interaction effect of NF-κB and pregnane X receptor (PXR) on P-gp expression at the brain of chronic epileptic rats treated with carbamazepine (CBZ). The chronic epileptic models were induced by the micro-injection of kainic acid (KA) into rats' hippocampus...
March 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302752/lower-circulating-folate-induced-by-a-fidgetin-intronic-variant-is-associated-with-reduced-congenital-heart-disease-susceptibility
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Dan Wang, Feng Wang, Kai-Hu Shi, Hui Tao, Yang Li, Rui Zhao, Han Lu, Wenyuan Duan, Bin Qiao, Shi-Min Zhao, Hongyan Wang, Jian-Yuan Zhao
Background -Folate deficiency is an independent risk factor for congenital heart disease (CHD); however, the maternal plasma folate level is paradoxically not a good diagnostic marker. Genome-wide surveys have identified variants of non-folate metabolic genes associated with the plasma folate level, suggesting that these genetic polymorphisms are potential risk factors for CHD. Methods -To examine the effects of folate concentration-related variations on CHD risk in the Han Chinese population, we performed three independent case-control studies including a total of 1,489 CHD patients and 1,745 controls...
March 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302747/glutathione-peroxidase-4-inhibits-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-regulates-dorsal-organizer-formation-in-zebrafish-embryos
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Xiaozhi Rong, Yumei Zhou, Yunzhang Liu, Beibei Zhao, Bo Wang, Caixia Wang, Xiaoxia Gong, Peipei Tang, Ling Lu, Yun Li, Chengtian Zhao, Jianfeng Zhou
The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays pivotal roles in axis formation during embryogenesis and in adult tissue homeostasis. Glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPx4) is a selenoenzyme and participates in the reduction of peroxides. Its synthesis depends on the availability of the element selenium. However, the roles of GPx4 in vertebrate embryonic development and underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. Here, we show that maternal loss of zebrafish gpx4b promotes embryonic dorsal organizer formation, whereas overexpression of GPx4b inhibits the development of the dorsal organizer...
March 16, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302163/matrix-metalloproteinase-activity-stimulates-n-cadherin-shedding-and-the-soluble-n-cadherin-ectodomain-promotes-classical-microglial-activation
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Katherine Conant, Stefano Daniele, P Lorenzo Bozzelli, Tsion Abdi, Amanda Edwards, Arek Szklarczyk, India Olchefske, David Ottenheimer, Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of enzymes that are typically released from intracellular stores to act on specific extracellular substrates. MMP expression and activity can be increased in a neuronal activity-dependent manner, and further increased in response to tissue injury. MMP substrates include cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) that are abundantly expressed in the brain and well positioned for membrane proximal cleavage. Importantly, CAM integrity is important to synaptic structure and axon-myelin interactions, and shed ectodomains may themselves influence cellular function...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302134/microrna-142-regulates-inflammation-and-t-cell-differentiation-in-an-animal-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Farideh Talebi, Samira Ghorbani, Wing Fuk Chan, Roobina Boghozian, Farimah Masoumi, Sedigheh Ghasemi, Mohammed Vojgani, Christopher Power, Farshid Noorbakhsh
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs have emerged as an important class of modulators of gene expression. These molecules influence protein synthesis through translational repression or degradation of mRNA transcripts. Herein, we investigated the potential role of miR-142a isoforms, miR-142a-3p and miR-142a-5p, in the context of autoimmune neuroinflammation. METHODS: The expression levels of two mature isoforms of miR-142 were measured in the brains of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the CNS tissues from mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301373/rediscovering-scavenger-receptor-type-bi-surprising-new-roles-for-the-hdl-receptor
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Menno Hoekstra, Mary Sorci-Thomas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI) is classically known for its role in antiatherogenic reverse cholesterol transport as it selectively takes up cholesterol esters from HDL. Here, we have highlighted recent literature that describes novel functions for SR-BI in physiology and disease. RECENT FINDINGS: A large population-based study has revealed that patients heterozygous for the P376L mutant form of SR-BI showed significantly increased levels of plasma HDL-cholesterol and had increased risk of cardiovascular disease, demonstrating that SR-BI in humans is a significant determinant of cardiovascular disease...
March 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301294/fubp-kh-domain-proteins-in-transcription-back-to-the-future
#18
Leonie M Quinn
Drosophila genetic studies demonstrate that cell and tissue growth regulation is a primary developmental function of P-element somatic inhibitor (Psi), the sole ortholog of FUBP family RNA/DNA-binding proteins. Psi achieves growth control through interaction with Mediator, observations that should put to rest controversy surrounding Pol II transcriptional functions for these KH domain proteins.
February 16, 2017: Transcription
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300612/characterization-of-melanin-concentrating-hormone-mch-and-its-receptor-in-chickens-tissue-expression-functional-analysis-and-fasting-induced-up-regulation-of-hypothalamic-mch-expression
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Lin Cui, Chan Lv, Jiannan Zhang, Chunheng Mo, Dongliang Lin, Juan Li, Yajun Wang
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is a neuropeptide expressed in the brain and exerts its actions through interaction with the two known G protein-coupled receptors, namely melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 and 2 (MCHR1 and MCHR2) in mammals. However, the information regarding the expression and functionality of MCH and MCHR(s) remains largely unknown in birds. In this study, using RT-PCR and RACE PCR, we amplified and cloned a MCHR1-like receptor, which is named cMCHR4 according to its evolutionary origin, and a MCHR2 from chicken brain...
March 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300566/biophysical-basis-of-cadherin-mediated-cell-cell-adhesion
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REVIEW
Andrew Vae Priest, Omer Shafraz, Sanjeevi Sivasankar
Classical cadherin transmembrane cell-cell adhesion proteins play essential roles in tissue morphogenesis and in mediating tissue integrity. Cadherin ectodomains from opposing cells interact to form load-bearing trans dimers that mechanically couple cells. Cell-cell adhesion is believed to be strengthened by cis clustering of cadherins on the same cell surface. This review summarizes biophysical studies of the structure, interaction kinetics and biomechanics of classical cadherin ectodomains. We first discuss the structure and equilibrium binding kinetics of classical cadherin trans and cis dimers...
March 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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