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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933643/syntaxin-4a-regulates-matrix-vesicle-mediated-bone-matrix-production-by-osteoblasts
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Shinji Kawai, Ikumi Michikami, Jirouta Kitagaki, Kenji Hata, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Takaya Abe, Atsuo Amano, Satoshi Wakisaka
Osteoblasts secrete matrix vesicles and proteins to bone surfaces, though the molecular mechanisms of this secretion system remain unclear. The present findings reveal the roles of important genes in osteoblasts involved in regulation of extracellular matrix secretion. We especially focused on SNARE genes and identified notable Syntaxin 4a (Stx4a) expression on the basolateral side of the plasma membrane of osteoblasts. Furthermore, Stx4a overexpression was found to increase mineralization by osteoblastic cells, whereas Stx4a knockdown reduced levels of mineralization...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933081/the-density-and-length-of-root-hairs-are-enhanced-in-response-to-cadmium-and-arsenic-by-modulating-gene-expressions-involved-in-fate-determination-and-morphogenesis-of-root-hairs-in-arabidopsis
#2
Ramin Bahmani, Dong G Kim, Jin A Kim, Seongbin Hwang
Root hairs are tubular outgrowths that originate from epidermal cells. Exposure of Arabidopsis to cadmium (Cd) and arsenic [arsenite, As(III)] increases root hair density and length. To examine the underlying mechanism, we measured the expression of genes involved in fate determination and morphogenesis of root hairs. Cd and As(III) downregulated TTG1 and GL2 (negative regulators of fate determination) and upregulated GEM (positive regulator), suggesting that root hair fate determination is stimulated by Cd and As(III)...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933063/aire-downregulation-is-associated-with-changes-in-the-posttranscriptional-control-of-peripheral-tissue-antigens-in-medullary-thymic-epithelial-cells
#3
Ernna H Oliveira, Claudia Macedo, Cristhianna V Collares, Ana Carolina Freitas, Paula Barbim Donate, Elza T Sakamoto-Hojo, Eduardo A Donadi, Geraldo A Passos
Autoimmune regulator (Aire) is a transcriptional regulator of peripheral tissue antigens (PTAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) in medullary thymic epithelial cells (mTECs). In this study, we tested the hypothesis that Aire also played a role as an upstream posttranscriptional controller in these cells and that variation in its expression might be associated with changes in the interactions between miRNAs and the mRNAs encoding PTAs. We demonstrated that downregulation of Aire in vivo in the thymuses of BALB/c mice imbalanced the large-scale expression of these two RNA species and consequently their interactions...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932979/madagascine-induces-vasodilatation-via-activation-of-ampk
#4
Dapeng Chen, Bochao Lv, Sei Kobayashi, Yongjian Xiong, Pengyuan Sun, Yuan Lin, Salvatore Genovese, Francesco Epifano, Shanshan Hou, Fusheng Tang, Yunyan Ji, Dandan Yu
Madagascine (3-isopentenyloxyemodin) can be chemically synthesized or purified from several Rhamnus species, and it is found to have more potent biological activities than the parent compound emodin. The aim of this study is to characterize the vasodilatory effect of madagascine on vasoconstriction and sphingosylphosphorylcholine induced vasospasm in ex vivo and reveal the potential mechanisms in vitro. The effects of madagascine on vasoconstriction of rat mesenteric resistance arteries (MRAs) induced by K(+), methoxamine, and endothelin-1 were, respectively, studied...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932893/let-7a-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-to-cetuximab-by-regulating-stat3-expression
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Fei Xue, Yanhui Liu, Hongwei Zhang, Yu Wen, Lei Yan, Qiang Tang, Erhui Xiao, Dongyi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Let-7 miRNAs are reported to play an inhibitory role in carcinogenesis, tumor progression, recurrence, and pluripotency of cancer. However, few studies have reported the relationship between let-7 and drug sensitivity, especially for let-7a (a subtype of let-7). This study aimed to investigate the function of let-7a in regulating the sensitivity of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines to cetuximab. METHODS: The cytotoxicity of cetuximab on HCC cell lines (Huh7, Hep3B, HepG2, SNU449, and SNU387) was evaluated using a cell viability assay (the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay) and a cell proliferation assay (the Click-iT EdU Imaging Kit) in the presence of a control, a let-7a mimic, and a let-7a inhibitor...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932875/screening-of-long-non-coding-rna-and-tug1-inhibits-proliferation-with-tgf-%C3%AE-induction-in-patients-with-copd
#6
Wenxiang Tang, Zhenyu Shen, Jiang Guo, Shenghua Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differentially expressed long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and the potential role of lncRNA TUG1 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: Total RNA was extracted from both COPD and non-COPD lung tissues, and microarray analysis was performed with 25,628 lncRNA probes and 20,106 mRNA probes. In addition, five up-regulated and five down-regulated lncRNAs were selected for identification using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932760/-satb1-promotes-the-malignant-of-human-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-by-activating-the-ribonucleotide-reductase-%C3%A2-small-subunit-m2
#7
Dayong Yan, Wei Wang
To explore the role of the special AT rich sequence binding protein-1 (SATB1) and ribonucleotide reductase M2 (RRM2) in enhancing malignant progression of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). 
 Methods: A total of 42 NHL and 42 chronic lymphadenitis patients were recruited. The protein expressions of SATB1 and RRM2 in cervical lymph nodes were determined by Western blot. After overexpression of SATB1, siSATB1 or siRRM2, the mRNA levels of SATB1 and RRM2 in cells were analyzed via RT-PCR, the cell proliferation was evaluated via MTT and EdU assays, while the migration and invasion of cells were assessed by transwell assays...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932584/the-eif3-complex-of-typanosoma-brucei-composition-conservation-does-not-imply-the-conservation-of-structural-assembly-and-subunits-function
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Kunrao Li, Shuru Zhou, Qixuan Guo, Xin Chen, Dehua Lai, Zhaorong Lun, Xuemin Guo
The multisubunit eukaryotic initiation factor 3 (eIF3) plays multiple roles in translation, but poorly understood in trypanosomes. The putative subunits eIF3a and eIF3f of Trypanosoma brucei (TbIF3a and TbIF3f) were overexpressed and purified, and 11 subunits were identified, TbIF3a through l minus j, which form a tight complex. Both TbIF3a and TbIF3f are essential for viability of T. brucei. RNAi knockdown of either of them severely reduced total translation and the ratio of polysome/80S peak area. TbIF3f and TbIF3a RNAi cell lines were modified to express tagged-TbIF3a and -TbIF3f, respectively...
December 8, 2016: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932512/atf6-decreases-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-damage-and-links-er-stress-and-oxidative-stress-signaling-pathways-in-the-heart
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Jung-Kang Jin, Erik A Blackwood, Khalid M Azizi, Donna J Thuerauf, Asal G Fahem, Christoph Hofmann, Randal J Kaufman, Shirin Doroudgar, Christopher C Glembotski
RATIONALE: ER stress causes accumulation of misfolded proteins in the ER, activating the transcription factor, ATF6, which induces ER stress response genes. Myocardial ischemia induces the ER stress response; however, neither the function of this response nor whether it is mediated by ATF6 is known. OBJECTIVE: Here, we examined the effects of blocking the ATF6-mediated ER stress response on ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) in cardiac myocytes and mouse hearts. METHODS AND RESULTS: Knockdown of ATF6 in cardiac myocytes subjected to I/R increased ROS and necrotic cell death, which were mitigated by ATF6 overexpression...
December 8, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932421/myb89-transcription-factor-represses-seed-oil-accumulation
#10
Dong Li, Changyu Jin, Shaowei Duan, Yana Zhu, Shuanghui Qi, Kaige Liu, Chenhao Gao, Haoli Ma, Meng Zhang, Yuncheng Liao, Mingxun Chen
In many higher plants, seed oil accumulation is precisely controlled by intricate multi-level regulatory networks, among which transcriptional regulation mainly influences oil biosynthesis. In Arabidopsis, the master positive transcription factors, WRINKLED1 (WRI1) and LEAFY COTYLEDON1-LIKE (L1L), are important for seed oil accumulation. We found that an R2R3-MYB transcription factor, MYB89, was predominantly expressed in developing seeds during maturation. Oil and major fatty acid biosynthesis in seeds was significantly promoted by myb89-1 mutation and MYB89 knockdown; MYB89 was thus an important repressor during seed oil accumulation...
December 8, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932267/human-pre-pik3c2b-an-intronic-cis-element-with-dual-function-of-activation-and-repression
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Jayant Maini, Mohsen Ghasemi, Deepti Yandhuri, Suman S Thakur, Vani Brahmachari
The Polycomb/Trithorax Responsive Elements (PRE/TREs) are the cis-regulatory sequences that interact with both repressive (PcG) as well as activating (TrxG) complexes. However, most of the mammalian PREs are demonstrated to interact with the repressive polycomb (PcG) complexes only. We have carried out an unbiased search for proteins interacting with human PRE-PIK3C2B (hPRE-PIK3C2B) based on DNA affinity purification followed by mass spectrometry and identified MLL, MLL4 and WDR87 among other proteins in three biological replicates in HEK, U87 and HeLa cell lines...
December 5, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932245/knockdown-of-trem-1-suppresses-il-1%C3%AE-induced-chondrocyte-injury-via-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#12
Jianfei Tang, Qirong Dong
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM-1) is a recently discovered molecule that modulates inflammatory responses. This study aimed to investigate the specific function of TREM-1 in chondrocytes and its association with the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA). We observed upregulation of TREM-1 in OA cartilage compared to normal tissues. Knockdown of TREM-1 suppressed interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β)-induced extracellular matrix (ECM) metabolic imbalance, pro-inflammatory cytokine production, decrease in cell viability and apoptosis...
December 5, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932244/transcriptional-response-to-mitochondrial-protease-immp2l-knockdown-in-human-primary-astrocytes
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Akira Gokoolparsadh, Zhiming Fang, Nady Braidy, Peijie Lin, Christopher J Pardy, Valsamma Eapen, Raymond Clarke, Irina Voineagu
IMMP2L encodes the inner membrane peptidase subunit 2, a mitochondrial protease involved in cleaving the space-sorting signals of mitochondrial membrane proteins. IMMP2L has been implicated in Tourette syndrome, but how its dysfunction contributes to the neurodevelopmental phenotype remains unclear. Here we show that IMMP2L transcription requires Topoisomerase I in human primary astrocytes, and characterize the downstream effects of IMMP2L knockdown on gene expression. We demonstrate that IMMP2L knockdown leads to dysregulation of genes involved in central nervous system development...
December 5, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932034/oncogenic-retinoic-acid-receptor-%C3%AE-promotes-human-colorectal-cancer-growth-through-simultaneously-regulating-p21-transcription-and-gsk3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Gui-Li Huang, Wei Zhang, Hong-Yue Ren, Pan Zhou, Yun Chen, Qing-Xi Chen, Dong-Yan Shen
Retinoic acid receptor α (RARα) plays important roles in the progression of several cancers such as leukemia, breast cancer, and lung cancer. In this study, we demonstrated that RARα protein was frequently overexpressed in human CRC specimens and CRC cell lines. RARα knockdown decreased cell survival, proliferation, and colony formation in vitro and tumorigenic potential in nude mice. Specifically, RARα knockdown inhibited cell cycle progression at G1 phase through upregulation of cell cycle inhibitor p21, and downregulation of cyclinD1...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931518/vitamin-c-enhances-the-expression-of-il17-in-a-jmjd2-dependent-manner
#15
Mi Hye Song, Varun Sasidharan Nair, Kwon Ik Oh
Previously, we reported that vitamin C facilitates the CpG demethylation of Foxp3 enhancer in CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) by enhancing the activity of a DNA demethylase ten-eleven-translocation (Tet). However, it is not clear whether vitamin C affects other helper T cell lineages like T helper type 17 (Th17) cells which are related with Tregs. Here, we show that the expression of interleukin-17A (IL17) increases with the treatment of vitamin C but not with other antioxidants. Interestingly, the upregulation of IL17 was not accompanied by DNA demethylation in Il17 promoter and was independent of Tet enzymes...
December 9, 2016: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931517/glut1-promotes-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-regulating-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-and-integrin-signaling-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#16
Sunhwa Oh, Hyungjoo Kim, KeeSoo Nam, Incheol Shin
Elevated glucose levels in cancer cells can be attributed to increased levels of glucose transporter (GLUT) proteins. Glut1 expression is increased in human malignant cells. To investigate alternative roles of Glut1 in breast cancer, we silenced Glut1 in triple-negative breast cancer cell lines using a short hairpin RNA (shRNA) system. Glut1 silencing was verified by Western blotting and qRT-PCR. Knockdown of Glut1 resulted in decreased cell proliferation, glucose uptake, migration, and invasion through modulation of the EGFR/MAPK signaling pathway and integrin β1/Src/FAK signaling pathways...
December 9, 2016: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931286/knockdown-of-long-noncoding-rna-ghet1-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-of-colorectal-cancer
#17
Jianyu Zhou, Xiaorong Li, Meirong Wu, Changwei Lin, Yihang Guo, Buning Tian
Emerging evidence has identified the vital role of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the development of colorectal cancer. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of lncRNA gastric carcinoma highly expressed transcript 1 (GHET1) in colorectal cancer. We analyzed the expression of GHET1 in colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues by using ISH. We found that GHET1 expression was significantly increased in the CRC samples compared with adjacent tissues. Furthermore, the cancer tissues had higher GHET1 mRNA levels than their matched adjacent tissues...
May 2016: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931282/rnai-mediated-downregulation-of-fkbp14-suppresses-the-growth-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
#18
Meng Lu, Yi Miao, Lan Qi, Mingzhu Bai, Jiarong Zhang, Youji Feng
FKBP14 belongs to the family of FK506-binding proteins (FKBPs). Altered expression of FKBPs has been reported in several malignancies. This study aimed to reveal the expression profile of FKBP14 in ovarian cancer and evaluate whether FKBP14 is a molecular target for cancer therapy. We found that the FKBP14 mRNA level was significantly higher in ovarian cancer tissues than in normal tissues. FKBP14 expression was then knocked down in two ovarian cancer cell lines, SKOV3 and HO8910 cells, by a lentiviral short hairpin RNA (shRNA) delivery system...
May 2016: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931217/lrp1-modulates-the-microglial-immune-response-via-regulation-of-jnk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Longyu Yang, Chia-Chen Liu, Honghua Zheng, Takahisa Kanekiyo, Yuka Atagi, Lin Jia, Daxin Wang, Aurelie N'songo, Dan Can, Huaxi Xu, Xiao-Fen Chen, Guojun Bu
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation is characterized by microglial activation and the increased levels of cytokines and chemokines in the central nervous system (CNS). Recent evidence has implicated both beneficial and toxic roles of microglia when over-activated upon nerve injury or in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). The low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) is a major receptor for apolipoprotein E (apoE) and amyloid-β (Aβ), which play critical roles in AD pathogenesis...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930836/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-propagates-through-interactions-between-syndecan-1-and-cd81-and-impacts-the-hepatocyte-glycocalyx
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Boyan Grigorov, Emma Reungoat, Alice Gentil Dit Maurin, Mihayl Varbanov, Julie Blaising, Maud Michelet, Rachel Manuel, Romain Parent, Birke Bartosch, Fabien Zoulim, Florence Ruggiero, Eve-Isabelle Pécheur
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects hepatocytes after binding to heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPG), in particular Syndecan-1, followed by recognition of the tetraspanin CD81 and other receptors. HSPGs are found in a specific microenvironment coating the hepatocyte surface called the glycocalyx, and are receptors for extracellular matrix proteins, cytokines, growth factors, lipoproteins and infectious agents. We investigated the mutual influence of HCV infection on the glycocalyx, and revealed new links between Syndecan-1 and CD81...
December 8, 2016: Cellular Microbiology
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