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Retinoid X Receptor

Bassem Refaat, Jawwad Ahmad, Shakir Idris, Fadi Fayez Kamfar, Ahmed Mohamed Ashshi, Sarah Abdullah Batwa, Faizah Ahmed Malibary
This is a prospective observational study that measures the expression of vitamin D (VD) metabolising and signalling molecules and Ca(2+) sensing receptor (CaSR) in human Fallopian tube (FT) during the menstrual cycle and ectopic pregnancy (EP). Fresh FTs were obtained during total abdominal hysterectomy at the follicular (n = 16) and midluteal (n = 16) phases. Specimens from remote and implantation sites as well as trophoblastic tissues were also freshly collected from each FT with EP (n = 10)...
October 22, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
Lars Peter Engeset Austdal, Gro H Mathisen, Else Marit Løberg, Ragnhild E Paulsen
Immediate early gene nerve growth factor-induced clone B (NGFI-B), a nuclear receptor important for differentiation and apoptosis, is expressed in mice and rat cerebellum from an early stage of postnatal development. Following apoptotic stimuli NGFI-B translocates to mitochondria to initiate cell death processes. Controlled cell death is critical for correct cerebellar development. Immunohistochemical analysis of NGFI-B in sections of mice cerebella showed NGFI-B to be expressed in granule neurons in vivo at a time (P8-11) when apoptosis is known to occur...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
Shlomo Sasson
Activated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-δ (PPARδ) induces the expression of genes encoding enzymes that metabolize fatty acids and carbohydrate. Attempts to identify cellular activators of PPARδ produced large lists of various fatty acids and their metabolic derivatives; however, there is no consensus on specific and selective binding interactions of natural ligands with PPARδ. Most models on binding interactions within the ligand binding domain (LBD) of PPARδ have been derived from analyses of PPARδ-LBD crystals formed with synthetic low molecular weight ligands...
October 18, 2016: Biochimie
Tian-Hao Dai, Ali Sserwadda, Kun Song, Ya-Nan Zang, Huai-Shun Shen
Ecdysone receptor and retinoid X receptor are key regulators in molting. Here, full length ecdysone receptor (PcEcR) and retinoid X receptor (PcRXR) cDNAs from Procambarus clarkii were cloned. Full length cDNA of PcEcR has 2500 bp, encoding 576 amino acid proteins, and full length cDNA of PcRXR has 2593 bp, in which a 15 bp and a 204 bp insert/deletion splice variant regions in DNA binding domain and hinge domain were identified. The two splice variant regions in PcRXR result four isoforms: PcRXR1-4, encoding 525, 520, 457 and 452 amino acids respectively...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Jan Čáp
Treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors leads to thyroid dysfunction in up to one half of treated patients, hypothyroidism being the most common. It is caused by destructive thyroiditis, impaired transport of T4 into the cell and deiodinase induction. Bexarotene is a nuclear retinoid X receptor agonist. Its application is accompanied with central hypothyroidism and hypertriglyceriaemia in virtually all patients and it also increases thyroxin metabolism. Autoimmune endocrine side effects are common in cancer immunotherapy...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Jean-Francois Landrier, Elnaz Kasiri, Esma Karkeni, Johanna Mihály, Gabriella Béke, Kathrin Weiss, Renata Lucas, Gamze Aydemir, Jérome Salles, Stéphane Walrand, Angel R de Lera, Ralph Rühl
Adiponectin is an adipocyte-derived adipokine with potent antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and antiatherogenic activity. Long-term, high-fat diet results in gain of body weight, adiposity, further inflammatory-based cardiovascular diseases, and reduced adiponectin secretion. Vitamin A derivatives/retinoids are involved in several of these processes, which mainly take place in white adipose tissue (WAT). In this study, we examined adiponectin expression as a function of high dietary fat and high vitamin A conditions in mice...
October 11, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Nathália Grave, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Janaína da Silveira, Diego Luiz Rovaris, Simone Morelo Dal Bosco, Verônica Contini, Júlia Pasqualini Genro
Much evidence suggests an association between vitamin D deficiency and chronic diseases such as obesity and dyslipidemia. Although genetic factors play an important role in the etiology of these diseases, only a few studies have investigated the relationship between vitamin D-related genes and anthropometric and lipid profiles. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of three vitamin D-related genes with anthropometric and lipid parameters in 542 adult individuals. We analyzed the rs2228570 polymorphism in the vitamin D receptor gene (VDR), rs2134095 in the retinoid X receptor gamma gene (RXRG) and rs7041 in the vitamin D-binding protein gene (GC)...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Matthew A J Duncton, Ryan B Murray, Gary Park, Rajinder Singh
Matched molecular pair analysis was used to evaluate the ability of a tetrazolone group to act as a bioisostere of a carboxylic acid. Compound 7, a tetrazolone of the anti-hypertensive drug, telmisartan 6, was shown to be a potent AT1 antagonist (Kb = 0.14 nM), with activity comparable to telmisartan itself (Kb = 0.44 nM). Additionally, compound 9, a tetrazolone congener of the marketed anti-cancer agent, bexarotene 8, was shown to be an agonist at the retinoid X receptor alpha (EC50 = 64 nM). Compounds containing a tetrazolone group showed similar microsomal stability and plasma protein binding to marketed acid counterparts, while also reducing the value for clog P...
October 4, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Xian Pan, Miaoran Ning, Hyunyoung Jeong
CYP2D6-mediated drug metabolism exhibits large interindividual variability. While genetic variations in CYP2D6 gene are well-known contributors to the variability, accumulating data indicate that transcriptional regulation of CYP2D6 may also account for part of CYP2D6 variability. Yet, factors governing transcriptional regulation of CYP2D6 are poorly understood. Recently, mechanistic studies for increased CYP2D6-mediated drug metabolism in pregnancy revealed an important role of a transcription factor small heterodimer partner (SHP) as a transcriptional repressor of CYP2D6...
October 3, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
Jonathan G Boucher, Rémi Gagné, Andrea Rowan-Carroll, Adèle Boudreau, Carole L Yauk, Ella Atlas
Bisphenol S (BPS) is increasingly used as a replacement plasticizer for bisphenol A (BPA) but its effects on human health have not been thoroughly examined. Recent evidence indicates that both BPA and BPS induce adipogenesis, although the mechanisms leading to this effect are unclear. In an effort to identify common and distinct mechanisms of action in inducing adipogenesis, transcriptional profiles of differentiating human preadipocytes exposed to BPA or BPS were compared. Human subcutaneous primary preadipocytes were differentiated in the presence of either 25 μM BPA or BPS for 2 and 4 days...
2016: PloS One
Ashley J Waardenberg, Bernou Homan, Stephanie Mohamed, Richard P Harvey, Romaric Bouveret
The ability to accurately predict the DNA targets and interacting cofactors of transcriptional regulators from genome-wide data can significantly advance our understanding of gene regulatory networks. NKX2-5 is a homeodomain transcription factor that sits high in the cardiac gene regulatory network and is essential for normal heart development. We previously identified genomic targets for NKX2-5 in mouse HL-1 atrial cardiomyocytes using DNA-adenine methyltransferase identification (DamID). Here, we apply machine learning algorithms and propose a knowledge-based feature selection method for predicting NKX2-5 protein : protein interactions based on motif grammar in genome-wide DNA-binding data...
September 2016: Open Biology
Jijing Tian, Guoxiang Yang, Huan-Yuan Chen, Daniel K Hsu, Alexey Tomilov, Kristin A Olson, Ali Dehnad, Sarah R Fish, Gino Cortopassi, Bin Zhao, Fu-Tong Liu, M Eric Gershwin, Natalie J Török, Joy X Jiang
Macrophage activation is an important feature of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) pathogenesis and other cholestatic liver diseases. Galectin-3 (Gal3), a pleiotropic lectin, is produced by monocytic cells and macrophages. However, its role in PBC has not been addressed. We hypothesized that Gal3 is a key to induce NOD-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome in macrophages and in turn to propagate proinflammatory IL-17 signaling. In liver tissues from patients with PBC and dnTGF-βRII mice, a model of autoimmune cholangitis, the expression of Gal3, NLRP3, and the adaptor protein adaptor apoptosis-associated speck-like protein was induced, with the downstream activation of caspase-1 and IL-1β...
September 14, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Sarah D Ahadome, Rose Mathew, Nancy J Reyes, Priyatham S Mettu, Scott W Cousins, Virginia L Calder, Daniel R Saban
Fibrosis is a shared end-stage pathway to lung, liver, and heart failure. In the ocular mucosa (conjunctiva), fibrosis leads to blindness in trachoma, pemphigoid, and allergy. The indirect fibrogenic role of DCs via T cell activation and inflammatory cell recruitment is well documented. However, here we demonstrate that DCs can directly induce fibrosis. In the mouse model of allergic eye disease (AED), classical CD11b(+) DCs in the ocular mucosa showed increased activity of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), the enzyme required for retinoic acid synthesis...
August 4, 2016: JCI Insight
Michael C Heck, Carl E Wagner, Pritika H Shahani, Mairi MacNeill, Aleksandra Grozic, Tamana Darwaiz, Micah Shimabuku, David G Deans, Nathan M Robinson, Samer H Salama, Joseph W Ziller, Ning Ma, Arjan van der Vaart, Pamela A Marshall, Peter W Jurutka
Sulfonic acid analogues of 4-[1-(3,5,5,8,8-pentamethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthyl)ethynyl]benzoic acid (bexarotene, 1) as well as seven novel and two reported analogues of 6-(ethyl(5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-yl)amino)nicotinic acid (NEt-TMN) were synthesized and assessed for selective retinoid X receptor (RXR) agonism. Compound 1 is FDA-approved for treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL); however, 1 can provoke side effects by impacting RXR-dependent receptor pathways. All of the analogues in this study were evaluated for their potential to bind RXR through modeling and then assayed in an RXR-RXR mammalian-2-hybrid (M2H) system and in RXR-responsive element (RXRE)-mediated transcriptional experiments...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Akshaya P Meher, Nisha Wadhwani, Karuna Randhir, Savita Mehendale, Girija Wagh, Sadhana R Joshi
BACKGROUND: A very large number of fatty acids play wide range of physiological roles in cellular growth and function in placental as well as fetal growth. However, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in addition to its critical role in cellular membranes, is known to act as a ligand for several nuclear receptors and regulates the activity of transcription factor families like peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor, liver X receptor (LXR), retinoid X receptor (RXR), and sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP)...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Anat Boehm-Cagan, Roni Bar, Ori Liraz, John K Bielicki, Jan O Johansson, Daniel M Michaelson
The allele ɛ4 of apolipoprotein E (apoE4) is the most prevalent genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and is therefore a promising therapeutic target. Human and animal model studies suggest that apoE4 is hypolipidated; accordingly, we have previously shown that the retinoid X receptor (RXR) agonist bexarotene upregulates ABCA1, the main apoE-lipidating protein, resulting in increased lipidation of apoE4, and the subsequent reversal of the pathological effects of apoE4, namely: accumulation of Aβ42 and hyperphosphorylated tau, as well as reduction in the levels of synaptic markers and cognitive deficits...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Na Li, Weiwei Jiang, Mei Ma, Donghong Wang, Zijian Wang
There is increasing evidence of activities of chlorinated by-products of bisphenol A (BPA) on retinoic acid system. Their agonistic and antagonistic activities to human retinoid X receptor (RXR) were assessed by a two-hybrid yeast assay. Aqueous solutions of 1mg/L BPA were chlorinated by sodium hypochlorite (NaClO). It showed that chlorination of BPA increased RXRβ antagonistic activity, while no agonistic activity was detected, showing chlorine might act as a toxic potentiator rather than a toxic deactivator in RXRβ disrupting effects...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Benjamin H Rotstein, Michael S Placzek, Hema S Krishnan, Aleksandra Pekošak, Thomas Lee Collier, Changning Wang, Steven H Liang, Ethan S Burstein, Jacob M Hooker, Neil Vasdev
Activation of retinoid X receptors (RXRs) has been proposed as a therapeutic mechanism for the treatment of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. We previously reported radiolabeling of a Food and Drug Administration-approved RXR agonist, bexarotene, by copper-mediated [(11)C]CO2 fixation and preliminary positron emission tomography (PET) neuroimaging that demonstrated brain permeability in nonhuman primate with regional binding distribution consistent with RXRs. In this study, the brain uptake and saturability of [(11)C]bexarotene were studied in rats and nonhuman primates by PET imaging under baseline and greater target occupancy conditions...
2016: Molecular Imaging
Mucahit Emet, Halil Ozcan, Lutfu Ozel, Muhammed Yayla, Zekai Halici, Ahmet Hacimuftuoglu
After a Turkish scientist took Nobel Prize due to his contributions to understand clock genes, melatonin, closely related to these genes, may begin to shine. Melatonin, a hormone secreted from the pineal gland at night, plays roles in regulating sleep-wake cycle, pubertal development and seasonal adaptation. Melatonin has antinociceptive, antidepressant, anxiolytic, antineophobic, locomotor activity-regulating, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, pain-modulating, blood pressure-reducing, retinal, vascular, anti-tumor and antioxidant effects...
June 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Fatemeh Sabbaghziarani, Keywan Mortezaee, Mohammad Akbari, Iraj Ragerdi Kashani, Mansooreh Soleimani, Ashraf Moini, Nahid Ataeinejad, Adib Zendedel, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh
Stroke is the consequence of limited blood flow to the brain with no established treatment to reduce the neurological deficits. Focusing on therapeutic protocols in targeting subventricular zone (SVZ) neurogenesis has been investigated recently. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of retinoic acid (RA)-pretreated Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cells (WJ-MSCs) in combination with triiodothyronine (T3) in the ischemia stroke model. Male Wistar rats were used to induce focal cerebral ischemia by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
August 22, 2016: Metabolic Brain Disease
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