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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029515/discovery-of-nkcc1-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-to-inhibit-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-growth-and-metastasis
#1
Yaya Zhou, Wei Sun, Ning Chen, Chen Xu, Xinxin Wang, Kun Dong, Binxue Zhang, Jian Zhang, Ning Hao, Aihua Sun, Handong Wei, Fuchu He, Ying Jiang
Metastasis is the essential cause for the high mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In order to investigate the mechanism of metastasis, and to discover therapeutic targets for HCC, the quantitative proteomic technique was applied to characterize the plasma membrane proteins of two HCC cell lines with low (MHCC97L) or high (MHCC97H) metastatic potentials. One of the plasma membrane proteins, sodium-potassium-chloride cotransporter 1 (NKCC1), was upregulated in MHCC97H cell line. Immunohistochemistry result in HCC patients showed that NKCC1 expression was associated with poor differentiation and microvascular invasion...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938435/the-role-of-sequential-bmp-signaling-in-directing-human-embryonic-stem-cells-to-bipotential-gonadal-cells
#2
Kirsi Sepponen, Karolina Lundin, Katri Knuus, Pia Väyrynen, Taneli Raivio, Juha S Tapanainen, Timo Tuuri
Context: Human gonads arise as a pair of epithelial ridges on the surface of intermediate mesoderm (IM)-derived mesonephros. Toxic environmental factors and mutations in various genes are known to disturb normal gonadal development, but due to a lack of suitable in vitro models, detailed studies characterizing the molecular basis of the observed defects have not been performed. Objective: Our objective was to establish an in vitro method for studying differentiation of bipotential gonadal progenitors using human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), and to investigate the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) in gonadal differentiation...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862252/genome-wide-identification-of-histone-h2a-and-histone-variant-h2a-z-interacting-proteins-by-bppi-seq
#3
Yi Zhang, Wai Lim Ku, Shuai Liu, Kairong Cui, Wenfei Jin, Qingsong Tang, William Lu, Bing Ni, Keji Zhao
H2A is a nucleosome core subunit involved in organizing DNA into a chromatin structure that is often inaccessible to regulatory enzymes. Replacement of H2A by its variant H2A.Z renders chromatin accessible at enhancers and promoters. However, it remains unclear how H2A.Z functions so differently from canonical H2A. Here we report the genome-wide identification of proteins that directly interact with H2A and H2A.Z in vivo using a novel strategy, bPPI-seq. We show that bPPI-seq is a sensitive and robust technique to identify protein-protein interactions in vivo...
October 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852936/down-regulation-of-pax2-promotes-in-vitro-differentiation-of-podocytes-from-human-cd34-cells
#4
Manne Mudhu Sunitha, Lokanathan Srikanth, Pasupuleti Santhosh Kumar, Chodimella Chandrasekhar, Potukuchi Venkata Gurunadha Krishna Sarma
Podocytes are major kidney cells that help in glomerular filtration and any damage or loss is a major event in the progression of kidney diseases. Understanding podocytes development will help in designing therapeutic strategies against these renal diseases. Therefore, in vitro generation of podocytes from adult hematopoietic CD34(+) stem cells is explored in the present study. Apheretically, isolated human HSCs from peripheral blood showed the presence of CD34 surface glycoprotein through immunocytochemistry (ICC) and flowcytometry...
August 29, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743496/wnk4-is-indispensable-for-the-pathogenesis-of-pseudohypoaldosteronism-type-ii-caused-by-mutant-klhl3
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Koichiro Susa, Eisei Sohara, Daiei Takahashi, Tomokazu Okado, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NCC signaling cascade is important for regulating salt balance and blood pressure. Activation of WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NaCl cotransporter (NCC) cascade increases sodium reabsorption in the kidney, leading to pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHA II) characterized by salt-sensitive hypertension and hyperkalemia. It has been previously demonstrated that the amount of phosphorylated and total NCC markedly decreased in WNK4(-/-) mice, indicating that WNK4 plays a major role for activation of OSR1/SPAK-NCC signaling...
September 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724605/heterozygous-loss-of-function-mutation-in-odd-skipped-related-1-osr1-is-associated-with-vesico-ureteric-reflux-duplex-systems-and-hydronephrosis
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Marie-Lyne Fillion, Jasmine El Andalousi, Fatima Tokhmafshan, Vasikar Murugapoopathy, Christine L Watt, Inga J Murawski, John-Paul Capolicchio, Mohamed El-Sherbiny, Roman Jednak, Indra Rani Gupta
Osr1 is a transcriptional repressor that plays critical roles in maintaining the mesenchymal stem cell population within the developing kidney. Here, we report that newborn pups with a heterozygous null mutation in Osr1 exhibit a 21% incidence of vesico-ureteric reflux and have hydronephrosis and urinary tract duplications. Newborn pups have a short intravesical ureter resulting in a less competent uretero-vesical junction which arises from a delay in urinary tract development. We describe a new domain of Osr1 expression in the ureteral mesenchyme and within the developing bladder in the mouse...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688764/relt-family-members-activate-p38-and-induce-apoptosis-by-a-mechanism-distinct-from-tnfr1
#7
Pachai Moua, Mathew Checketts, Liang-Guo Xu, Hong-Bing Shu, Mary E Reyland, John K Cusick
Receptor Expressed in Lymphoid Tissues (RELT) is a human Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor (TNFR) family member that has two identified homologous binding partners, RELL1 and RELL2. This study sought to further understand the pattern of RELT expression, the functional role of RELT family members, and the mechanism of RELT-induced apoptosis. RELT protein expression was detected in the spleen, lymph node, brain, breast and peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs). A smaller than expected size of RELT was observed in PBLs, suggesting a proteolytically cleaved form of RELT...
September 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566208/development-of-wnk-signaling-inhibitors-as-a-new-class-of-antihypertensive-drugs
#8
Mari Ishigami-Yuasa, Yuko Watanabe, Takayasu Mori, Hiroyuki Masuno, Shinya Fujii, Eriko Kikuchi, Shinichi Uchida, Hiroyuki Kagechika
Pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHAII) is characterized by hyperkalemia and hypertension despite a normal glomerular filtration rate. Abnormal activation of the signal cascade of with-no-lysine kinase (WNK) with OSR1 (oxidative stress-responsive kinase 1)/SPAK (STE20/SPS1-related proline/alanine-rich kinase) and NCC (NaCl cotransporter) results in characteristic salt-sensitive hypertension. Thus, inhibitors of the WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NCC cascade are candidates for a new class of antihypertensive drugs. In this study, we developed novel inhibitors of this signal cascade from the 9-aminoacridine lead compound 1, one of the hit compounds obtained by screening our chemical library for WNK-SPAK binding inhibitors...
July 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501478/osr1-functions-downstream-of-hedgehog-pathway-to-regulate-foregut-development
#9
Lu Han, Jingyue Xu, Emily Grigg, Megan Slack, Praneet Chaturvedi, Rulang Jiang, Aaron M Zorn
During early fetal development, paracrine Hedgehog (HH) ligands secreted from the foregut epithelium activate Gli transcription factors in the surrounding mesenchyme to coordinate formation of the respiratory system, digestive track and the cardiovascular network. Although disruptions to this process can lead to devastating congenital defects, the underlying mechanisms and downstream targets, are poorly understood. We show that the zinc finger transcription factor Osr1 is a novel HH target as Osr1 expression in the foregut mesenchyme depends on HH signaling and the effector of HH pathway Gli3 binds to a conserved genomic loci near Osr1 promoter region...
July 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414128/impaired-degradation-of-medullary-wnk4-in-the-kidneys-of-klhl2-knockout-mice
#10
Yuri Kasagi, Daiei Takahashi, Tomomi Aida, Hidenori Nishida, Naohiro Nomura, Moko Zeniya, Takayasu Mori, Emi Sasaki, Fumiaki Ando, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida, Eisei Sohara
Mutations in the with-no-lysine kinase 1 (WNK1), WNK4, Kelch-like 3 (KLHL3), and Cullin3 (CUL3) genes were identified as being responsible for hereditary hypertensive disease pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHAII). Normally, the KLHL3/CUL3 ubiquitin ligase complex degrades WNKs. In PHAII, the loss of interaction between KLHL3 and WNK4 increases levels of WNKs because of impaired ubiquitination, leading to abnormal over-activation of the WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NCC cascade in the kidney's distal convoluted tubules (DCT)...
May 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409347/origin-and-function-of-the-renal-stroma-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Christopher J Rowan, Sepideh Sheybani-Deloui, Norman D Rosenblum
The renal stroma is defined as a heterogeneous population of cells that serve both as a supportive framework and as a source of specialized cells in the renal capsule, glomerulus, vasculature, and interstitium. In this chapter, we review published evidence defining what, where, and why stromal cells are important. We describe the functions of the renal stroma andhow stromal derivatives are crucial for normal kidney function. Next, we review the specification of stromal cells from the Osr1+ intermediate mesoderm and T+ presomitic mesoderm during embryogenesis and stromal cell differentiation...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404905/osr1-is-a-novel-epigenetic-silenced-tumor-suppressor-regulating-invasion-and-proliferation-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Yixiang Zhang, Yeqing Yuan, Pei Liang, Xiaojing Guo, Ying Ying, Xing-Sheng Shu, Michael Gao, Yingduan Cheng
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most malignant tumors in human. Here, we found that odd-skipped related transcription factor 1 (OSR1) was downregulated in 769-P and 786-O cells due to promoter CpG methylation. OSR1 expression could be restored by pharmacological demethylation treatment in silenced cell lines. Knockdown of OSR1 in two normal expressed cell lines- A498 and ACHN promoted cell invasion and cellular proliferation. RNA-Sequencing analysis showed that expression profile of genes involved in multiple cancer-related pathways was changed when OSR1 was downregulated...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391962/su9516-increases-%C3%AE-7%C3%AE-1-integrin-and-ameliorates-disease-progression-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Apurva Sarathy, Ryan D Wuebbles, Tatiana M Fontelonga, Ashley R Tarchione, Lesley A Mathews Griner, Dante J Heredia, Andreia M Nunes, Suzann Duan, Paul D Brewer, Tyler Van Ry, Grant W Hennig, Thomas W Gould, Andrés E Dulcey, Amy Wang, Xin Xu, Catherine Z Chen, Xin Hu, Wei Zheng, Noel Southall, Marc Ferrer, Juan Marugan, Dean J Burkin
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal muscle disease caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene, resulting in a complete loss of the dystrophin protein. Dystrophin is a critical component of the dystrophin glycoprotein complex (DGC), which links laminin in the extracellular matrix to the actin cytoskeleton within myofibers and provides resistance to shear stresses during muscle activity. Loss of dystrophin in DMD patients results in a fragile sarcolemma prone to contraction-induced muscle damage. The α7β1 integrin is a laminin receptor protein complex in skeletal and cardiac muscle and a major modifier of disease progression in DMD...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371477/rafoxanide-and-closantel-inhibit-spak-and-osr1-kinases-by-binding-to-a-highly-conserved-allosteric-site-on-their-c-terminal-domains
#14
Mubarak A AlAmri, Hachemi Kadri, Luke J Alderwick, Nigel S Simpkins, Youcef Mehellou
SPAK and OSR1 are two protein kinases that have emerged as attractive targets in the discovery of novel antihypertensive agents due to their role in regulating electrolyte balance in vivo. Herein we report the identification of an allosteric pocket on the highly conserved C-terminal domains of these two kinases, which influences their activity. We also show that some known WNK signaling inhibitors bind to this allosteric site. Using in silico screening, we identified the antiparasitic agent rafoxanide as a novel allosteric inhibitor of SPAK and OSR1...
May 9, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341239/calcineurin-inhibitors-block-sodium-chloride-cotransporter-dephosphorylation-in-response-to%C3%A2-high-potassium-intake
#15
Wakana Shoda, Naohiro Nomura, Fumiaki Ando, Yutaro Mori, Takayasu Mori, Eisei Sohara, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
Dietary potassium intake is inversely related to blood pressure and mortality. Moreover, the sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) plays an important role in blood pressure regulation and urinary potassium excretion in response to potassium intake. Previously, it was shown that NCC is activated by the WNK4-SPAK cascade and dephosphorylated by protein phosphatase. However, the mechanism of NCC regulation with acute potassium intake is still unclear. To identify the molecular mechanism of NCC regulation in response to potassium intake, we used adult C57BL/6 mice fed a 1...
February 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282258/wnk1-is-an-unexpected-autophagy-inhibitor
#16
Sachith Gallolu Kankanamalage, A-Young Lee, Chonlarat Wichaidit, Andres Lorente-Rodriguez, Akansha M Shah, Steve Stippec, Angelique W Whitehurst, Melanie H Cobb
Autophagy is a cellular degradation pathway that is essential to maintain cellular physiology, and deregulation of autophagy leads to multiple diseases in humans. In a recent study, we discovered that the protein kinase WNK1 (WNK lysine deficient protein kinase 1) is an inhibitor of autophagy. The loss of WNK1 increases both basal and starvation-induced autophagy. In addition, the depletion of WNK1 increases the activation of the class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PtdIns3K) complex, which is required to induce autophagy...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178566/wnk-kinase-signaling-in-ion-homeostasis-and-human-disease
#17
REVIEW
Masoud Shekarabi, Jinwei Zhang, Arjun R Khanna, David H Ellison, Eric Delpire, Kristopher T Kahle
WNK kinases, along with their upstream regulators (CUL3/KLHL3) and downstream targets (the SPAK/OSR1 kinases and the cation-Cl(-) cotransporters [CCCs]), comprise a signaling cascade essential for ion homeostasis in the kidney and nervous system. Recent work has furthered our understanding of the WNKs in epithelial transport, cell volume homeostasis, and GABA signaling, and uncovered novel roles for this pathway in immune cell function and cell proliferation.
February 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096417/phosphorylation-by-pkc-and-pka-regulate-the-kinase-activity-and-downstream-signaling-of-wnk4
#18
Maria Castañeda-Bueno, Juan Pablo Arroyo, Junhui Zhang, Jeremy Puthumana, Orlando Yarborough, Shigeru Shibata, Lorena Rojas-Vega, Gerardo Gamba, Jesse Rinehart, Richard P Lifton
With-no-lysine kinase 4 (WNK4) regulates electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure. WNK4 phosphorylates the kinases SPAK (Ste20-related proline alanine-rich kinase) and OSR1 (oxidative stress responsive kinase), which then phosphorylate and activate the renal Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC). WNK4 levels are regulated by binding to Kelch-like 3, targeting WNK4 for ubiquitylation and degradation. Phosphorylation of Kelch-like 3 by PKC or PKA downstream of AngII or vasopressin signaling, respectively, abrogates binding...
January 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004876/towards-the-development-of-small-molecule-mo25-binders-as-potential-indirect-spak-osr1-kinase-inhibitors
#19
Hachemi Kadri, Mubarak A Alamri, Iva H Navratilova, Luke J Alderwick, Nigel S Simpkins, Youcef Mehellou
The binding of the scaffolding protein MO25 to SPAK and OSR1 protein kinases, which regulate ion homeostasis, causes increases of up to 100-fold in their catalytic activity. Various animal models have shown that the inhibition of SPAK and OSR1 lowers blood pressure, and so here we present a new indirect approach to inhibiting SPAK and OSR1 kinases by targeting their protein partner MO25. To explore this approach, we developed a fluorescent polarisation assay and used it in screening of a small in-house library of ≈4000 compounds...
March 2, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003191/calcineurin-inhibitor-cyclosporine-a-activates-renal-na-k-cl-cotransporters-via-local-and-systemic-mechanisms
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
K I Blankenstein, A Borschewski, R Labes, A Paliege, C Boldt, J A McCormick, D H Ellison, M Bader, S Bachmann, K Mutig
Calcineurin dephosphorylates nuclear factor of activated T cells transcription factors, thereby facilitating T cell-mediated immune responses. Calcineurin inhibitors are instrumental for immunosuppression after organ transplantation but may cause side effects, including hypertension and electrolyte disorders. Kidneys were recently shown to display activation of the furosemide-sensitive Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2) of the thick ascending limb and the thiazide-sensitive Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC) of the distal convoluted tubule upon calcineurin inhibition using cyclosporin A (CsA)...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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