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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819152/dissecting-the-genomic-activity-of-a-transcriptional-regulator-by-the-integrative-analysis-of-omics-data
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Giulio Ferrero, Valentina Miano, Marco Beccuti, Gianfranco Balbo, Michele De Bortoli, Francesca Cordero
In the study of genomic regulation, strategies to integrate the data produced by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based technologies in a meaningful ensemble are eagerly awaited and must continuously evolve. Here, we describe an integrative strategy for the analysis of data generated by chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by NGS which combines algorithms for data overlap, normalization and epigenetic state analysis. The performance of our strategy is illustrated by presenting the analysis of data relative to the transcriptional regulator Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERα) in MCF-7 breast cancer cells and of Glucocorticoid Receptor (GR) in A549 lung cancer cells...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818702/the-effects-of-cannabinoid-receptors-activation-and-glucocorticoid-receptors-deactivation-in-the-amygdala-and-hippocampus-on-the-consolidation-of-a-traumatic-event
#2
Noa Shoshan, Irit Akirav
Ample evidence demonstrates that fear learning contributes significantly to many anxiety pathologies including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The endocannabinoid (eCB) system may offer therapeutic benefits for PTSD and it is a modulator of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis. Here we compared the separated and combined effects of blocking glucocorticoid receptors (GRs) using the GR antagonist RU486 and enhancing CB1r signaling using the CB1/2 receptor agonist WIN55,212-2 in the CA1 and basolateral amygdala (BLA) on the consolidation of traumatic memory...
August 14, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817493/dna-methylation-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-gene-promoter-in-the-placenta-is-associated-with-blood-pressure-regulation-in-human-pregnancy
#3
Sulistyo E Dwi Putra, Christoph Reichetzeder, Martin Meixner, Karsten Liere, Torsten Slowinski, Berthold Hocher
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) regulation during pregnancy is influenced by hormones of placental origin. It was shown that the glucocorticoid system is altered in hypertensive pregnancy disorders such as preeclampsia. Epigenetic mechanism might influence the activity of genes involved in placental hormone/hormone receptor synthesis/action during pregnancy. METHOD: In the current study, we analyzed the association of 5'-C-phosphate-G-3' (CpG) site methylation of different glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) promoter regions with BP during pregnancy...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813652/gr-extinguishes-inflamed-chromatin-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-evacuates
#4
Maria Fasolino, Golnaz Vahedi
In this issue of Immunity,Oh et al. (2017) provide insight into the molecular effects of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) activation at a clinically relevant time point, after an inflammatory stimulus. They report that GR activation causes a global reduction in NF-κB binding, as well as time-dependent transcriptional effects.
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808239/compound-a-influences-gene-regulation-of-the-dexamethasone-activated-glucocorticoid-receptor-by-alternative-cofactor-recruitment
#5
S J Desmet, N Bougarne, L Van Moortel, L De Cauwer, J Thommis, M Vuylsteke, D Ratman, R Houtman, J Tavernier, K De Bosscher
The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is a transcription factor of which the underlying gene regulatory mechanisms are complex and incompletely understood. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Compound A (CpdA), a selective GR modulating compound in various cell models, has been shown to favour GR-mediated gene repression but not GR-mediated gene activation. Shifting balances towards only a particular subset of GR gene regulatory events may be of benefit in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. We present evidence to support that the combination of CpdA with Dexamethasone (DEX), a classic steroidal GR ligand, can shape GR function towards a unique gene regulatory profile in a cell type-dependent manner...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805158/pp2a-regulatory-subunit-b55%C3%AE-is-a-gatekeeper-of-osteoblast-maturation-and-lineage-maintenance
#6
Anastassia Serguienko, Robert Hanes, Iwona Grad, Meng-Yu Wang, Ola Myklebost, Else Munthe
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM MSCs) mediate skeletal remodeling by differentiating into osteoblasts. However, this remodeling is impaired with aging as well as following long-term glucocorticoid treatment, resulting in osteoporosis. Here we report a novel factor of osteoblast differentiation - PP2A regulatory subunit B55γ. We show that B55γ is induced by glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in human primary BM MSCs during differentiation to osteoblast, but not to adipocytes, and is required for osteoblast morphogenesis and mineralization...
August 12, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803809/improved-androgen-specificity-of-ar-ecoscreen-by-crispr-based-glucocorticoid-receptor-knockout
#7
Nick Zwart, Dave Andringa, Willem-Jan de Leeuw, Hiroyuki Kojima, Mitsuru Iida, Corine Houtman, Jacob de Boer, Jeroen Kool, Marja Lamoree, Timo Hamers
The AR-EcoScreen is a widely used reporter assay for the detection of androgens and anti-androgens. Endogenous expression of glucocorticoid receptors and their affinity for the androgen responsive element that drives reporter expression, however, makes the reporter cells sensitive to interference by glucocorticoids and less specific for (anti-)androgens. To create a glucocorticoid insensitive derivative of the AR-EcoScreen, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing was used to develop glucocorticoid receptor knockout mutants by targeting various sites in the glucocorticoid gene...
August 10, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801263/glucocorticoids-regulate-mir-29c-levels-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-through-transcriptional-and-epigenetic-mechanisms
#8
Tsai-Der Chuang, Omid Khorram
AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine the underlying mechanism by which glucocorticoids (GCs) induce of miR-29c expression in vascular smooth muscle cells. MAIN METHODS: QRT-PCR was used for miR-29c detection. Protein levels were determined by western blotting. Knockdown of SP1, DNMT1 and DNMT3A was achieved through transfection with their specific respective siRNAs. The effect of GCs on SP1 activity was determined by luciferase reporter assay and the methylation status in miR-29c promoter was detected by methylation specific PCR...
August 8, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801231/anti-inflammatory-chromatinscape-suggests-alternative-mechanisms-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-action
#9
Kyu-Seon Oh, Heta Patel, Rachel A Gottschalk, Wai Shing Lee, Songjoon Baek, Iain D C Fraser, Gordon L Hager, Myong-Hee Sung
Despite the widespread use of glucocorticoids (GCs), their anti-inflammatory effects are not understood mechanistically. Numerous investigations have examined the effects of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) activation prior to inflammatory challenges. However, clinical situations are emulated by a GC intervention initiated in the midst of rampant inflammatory responses. To characterize the effects of a late GC treatment, we profiled macrophage transcriptional and chromatinscapes with Dexamethasone (Dex) treatment before or after stimulation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800278/the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-ocimum-basilicum-in-an-animal-model-of-depression
#10
S S Ali, M G Abd El Wahab, N N Ayuob, M Suliaman
We investigated the efficacy of Ocimum basilicum (OB) essential oils for treating depression related behavioral, biochemical and histopathological changes caused by exposure to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) in mice and to explore the mechanism underlying the pathology. Male albino mice were divided into four groups: controls; CUMS; CUMS plus fluoxetine, the antidepressant administered for pharmacological validation of OB; and CUMS plus OB. Behavioral tests included the forced swim test (FST), elevated plus-maze (EPM) and the open field test (OFT); these tests were performed at the end of the experiment...
August 11, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797028/characterisation-of-the-cancer-associated-glucocorticoid-system-key-role-of-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-2
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Nicola Cirillo, David J Morgan, Maria Carmela Pedicillo, Antonio Celentano, Lorenzo Lo Muzio, Michael J McCullough, Stephen S Prime
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that production of cortisol not only takes place in several non-adrenal peripheral tissues such as epithelial cells but, also, the local inter-conversion between cortisone and cortisol is regulated by the 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (11β-HSDs). However, little is known about the activity of this non-adrenal glucocorticoid system in cancers. METHODS: The presence of a functioning glucocorticoid system was assessed in human skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma and further, in 16 epithelial cell lines from 8 different tissue types using ELISA, western blotting and immunofluorescence...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796240/glucocorticoid-receptor-expression-on-circulating-leukocytes-in-healthy-and-asthmatic-adolescents-in-response-to-exercise
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Kim D Lu, Dan Cooper, Fadia Haddad, Frank Zaldivar, Monica Kraft, Shlomit Radom-Aizik
BackgroundPoor aerobic fitness is associated with worsening of asthma symptoms, and fitness training may improve asthma control. The mechanism linking fitness with asthma is not known. We hypothesized that repeated bouts of exercise would lead to a downregulation of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) expression on circulating leukocytes, reflecting a reduced responsiveness to stress.MethodsIn a prospective exercise training intervention of healthy and asthmatic adolescents, GR expression in leukocytes was measured using flow cytometry in response to an acute exercise challenge before and after the exercise training intervention...
August 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794031/combinatorial-effects-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-transcription-factor-15-on-bovine-herpesvirus-1-transcription-and-productive-infection
#13
Fouad S El-Mayet, Laximan Sawant, Prasanth Thunuguntla, Clinton Jones
Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), an important bovine pathogen, establishes life-long latency in sensory neurons. Latently infected calves consistently reactivate from latency following a single intravenous injection of the synthetic corticosteroid dexamethasone. The immediate early transcription unit 1 (IEtu1) promoter, which drives bICP0 and bICP4 expression, is stimulated by dexamethasone because it contains two glucocorticoid receptor (GR) response elements (GREs). Several Krüppel-like transcription factors (KLF), including KLF15, are induced during reactivation from latency and they stimulate certain viral promoters and productive infection...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792003/vaccine-modified-nf-kb-and-gr-signaling-in-cervicovaginal-epithelium-correlates-with-protection
#14
L Shang, A J Smith, C S Reilly, L Duan, K E Perkey, S Wietgrefe, M Zupancic, P J Southern, R P Johnson, J V Carlis, A T Haase
Cervicovaginal epithelium plays a critical role in determining the outcome of virus transmission in the female reproductive tract (FRT) by initiating or suppressing transmission-facilitating mucosal immune responses in naïve and SIVmac239Δnef-vaccinated animals, respectively. In this study, we examined the very early responses of cervical epithelium within 24 h after vaginal exposure to SIV in naive and SIVmac239Δnef-vaccinated rhesus macaques. Using both ex vivo and in vivo experimental systems, we found that vaginal exposure to SIV rapidly induces a broad spectrum of pro-inflammatory responses in the epithelium associated with a reciprocal regulation of NF-kB and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling pathways...
August 9, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789949/reduced-hippocampal-il-10-expression-altered-monoaminergic-activity-and-anxiety-and-depressive-like-behavior-in-female-mice-subjected-to-chronic-social-instability-stress
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Ainitze Labaka, Eneritz Gómez-Lázaro, Oscar Vegas, Joana Pérez-Tejada, Amaia Arregi, Larraitz Garmendia
Evidence indicates that release of pro-inflammatory cytokines induced by social stress contributes to affective disorders. Additionally, there are known sex differences in both the stress response and the stressors that can elicit this response. In this regard, the chronic social instability (CSI) rodent model of stress appears to be the best fit for the social nature of females. This study analyzed the effects of CSI on female mouse behavior, hippocampal cytokine expression, tryptophan metabolism and monoaminergic activity...
August 5, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782590/may-the-use-of-different-background-strains-strain-the-stress-related-phenotype-of-gr-mice
#16
Miriam A Vogt, Natascha Pfeiffer, Anne Marie Le Guisquet, Christiane Brandwein, Bruno Brizard, Peter Gass, Catherine Belzung, Sabine Chourbaji
Genetically altered mice are available on different background strains. While respective backcrosses are often performed for pragmatic reasons, e.g. references, comparability, or existing protocols, the interaction between the mutations per se and the background strain often remains a neglected factor. The heterozygous mutation of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (GR) represents a well-examined model for depressive-like behavior in mice. To address the question in how far a robust depressive-like phenotype on a distinct background strain may allow a generalized conclusion, we analyzed respective phenotypes in two commonly used inbred strains: i...
August 3, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782547/early-life-stress-increases-testosterone-and-corticosterone-and-alters-stress-physiology-in-zebra-finches
#17
J Bayley Zito, Angy Hanna, Nora Kadoo, Michelle L Tomaszycki
Early life stress has enduring effects on behavior and physiology. However, the effects on hormones and stress physiology remain poorly understood. In the present study, parents of zebra finches of both sexes were exposed to an increased foraging paradigm from 3 to 33days post hatching. Plasma and brains were collected from chicks at 3 developmental time points: post hatching days 25, 60 and adulthood. Plasma was assayed for testosterone (T), estradiol (E2), and corticosterone (CORT). The paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus was assessed for corticotrophin releasing factor (CRH) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) expression...
August 15, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781762/glucocorticoid-receptor-action-in-metabolic-and-neuronal-function
#18
REVIEW
Michael J Garabedian, Charles A Harris, Freddy Jeanneteau
Glucocorticoids via the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) have effects on a variety of cell types, eliciting important physiological responses via changes in gene expression and signaling. Although decades of research have illuminated the mechanism of how this important steroid receptor controls gene expression using in vitro and cell culture-based approaches, how GR responds to changes in external signals in vivo under normal and pathological conditions remains elusive. The goal of this review is to highlight recent work on GR action in fat cells and liver to affect metabolism in vivo and the role GR ligands and receptor phosphorylation play in calibrating signaling outputs by GR in the brain in health and disease...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771827/glucocorticoids-the-mode-of-action-in-bullous-pemphigoid
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REVIEW
Minna E Kubin, Lars Hellberg, Riitta Palatsi
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is the most common of pemphigoid diseases caused by autoantibodies against the structures of dermoepidermal junction followed by complement activation, innate immune cell infiltration, neutrophil proteinase secretion and subepidermal blister formation. The first line treatment of BP is topical and systemic glucocorticoids (GC). Regulation of the immune system and inflammatory cells is the main target of GC actions. GCs act through genomic and non-genomic mechanisms. The human glucocorticoid receptor (GR) mediates most of the biologic effects of glucocorticoids: cytosolic GR binds GCs and is capable to bind to glucocorticoid response elements in DNA and either transactivate or transrepress genes depending on the tissue and cell-type...
August 3, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769783/age-and-chronicity-of-administration-dramatically-influenced-the-impact-of-low-dose-paraquat-exposure-on-behavior-and-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-activity
#20
Chris A Rudyk, Jessica McNeill, Natalie Prowse, Zach Dwyer, Kyle Farmer, Darcy Litteljohn, Warren Caldwell, Shawn Hayley
Little is known of the age-dependent and long-term consequences of low exposure levels of the herbicide and dopaminergic toxicant, paraquat. Thus, we assessed the dose-dependent effects of paraquat using a typical short-term (3 week) exposure procedure, followed by an assessment of the effects of chronic (16 weeks) exposure to a very low dose (1/10th of what previously induced dopaminergic neuronal damage). Short term paraquat treatment dose-dependently induced deficits in locomotion, sucrose preference and Y-maze performance...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
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