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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542204/similar-regulatory-mechanisms-of-caveolins-and-cavins-by-myocardin-family-coactivators-in-arterial-and-bladder-smooth-muscle
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Baoyi Zhu, Catarina Rippe, Tran Thi Hien, Jianwen Zeng, Sebastian Albinsson, Karin G Stenkula, Bengt Uvelius, Karl Swärd
Caveolae are membrane invaginations present at high densities in muscle and fat. Recent work has demonstrated that myocardin family coactivators (MYOCD, MKL1), which are important for contractile differentiation and cell motility, increase caveolin (CAV1, CAV2, CAV3) and cavin (CAVIN1, CAVIN2, CAVIN3) transcription, but several aspects of this control mechanism remain to be investigated. Here, using promoter reporter assays we found that both MKL1/MRTF-A and MKL2/MRTF-B control caveolins and cavins via their proximal promoter sequences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542131/aroclor1254-disrupts-the-blood-testis-barrier-by-promoting-endocytosis-and-degradation-of-junction-proteins-via-p38-mapk-pathway
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Xiaoyu Jia, Ying Xu, Weixing Wu, Yunxia Fan, Guoli Wang, Tianbiao Zhang, Wenhui Su
The blood-testis barrier (BTB) constituted by coexisting junction apparatus between Sertoli cells (SCs) plays an important role in spermatogenesis, which is a known target of various environmental toxicants. The commercial polychlorinated biphenyls mixture, Aroclor1254, has been shown to impair male reproduction by decreasing sperm count and affecting SC metabolism. This study was designed to investigate the effects of Aroclor1254 on the BTB integrity and elucidate the underlying mechanisms. We found that Aroclor1254 treatment in rats (1 or 3 mg/kg per day for 21 consecutive days) and in primary cultured SCs (5 or 10 μg/ml for 48 h) could induce BTB disruption via p38 MAPK pathway, concurrently with increments in junction proteins (JAM-A, N-cadherin, and β-catenin) endocytosis, and occludin ubiquitination...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540174/a-preliminary-study-on-the-interaction-between-asn-gly-arg-ngr-modified-multifunctional-nanoparticles-and-vascular-epithelial-cells
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Chunxi Liu, Tingxian Liu, Xiaoyue Yu, Yizhu Gu
Previously developed Asn-Gly-Arg (NGR) peptide-modified multifunctional poly(ethyleneimine)-poly(ethylene glycol) (PEI-PEG)-based nanoparticles (TPIC) have been considered to be promising carriers for the co-delivery of DNA and doxorubicin (DOX). As a continued effort, the aim of the present study was to further evaluate the interaction between TPIC and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) to better understand the cellular entry mechanism. In the present investigation, experiments relevant to co-localization, endocytosis inhibitors and factors influencing the internalization were performed...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539337/altered-expression-and-modulation-of-the-two-pore-domain-k2p-mechano-gated-potassium-channel-trek-1-in-overactive-human-detrusor
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Ricardo H Pineda, Balachandar Nedumaran, Joseph A Hypolite, Xiao-Qing Pan, Shandra Wilson, Randall B Meacham, Anna P Malykhina
Background Detrusor overactivity (DO) is the abnormal response of the urinary bladder to physiological stretch during the filling phase of the micturition cycle. The mechanisms of bladder smooth muscle compliance upon the wall stretch are poorly understood. We previously reported that the function of normal detrusor is regulated by TREK-1, a member of the mechano-gated subfamily of two-pore domain potassium (K2P) channels. In the present study, we aimed to identify the changes in expression and function of TREK-1 channels under pathological conditions associated with DO, evaluate the potential relationship between TREK-1 channels and cytoskeletal proteins in the human bladder, and test the possibility of modulation of TREK-1 channel expression by small RNAs...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537760/caveolin-1-autophagy-pathway-mediated-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-induced-by-apelin-13
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Di Wu, Feng Xie, Ling Xiao, Fen Feng, Shifang Huang, Lu He, Meiqing Liu, Qun Zhou, Lanfang Li, Linxi Chen
Apelin, an endogenous ligand for apelin receptor (APJ), is reported to be involved in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. In this study, we explored the mechanism of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy induced by apelin-13/APJ system. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) rat model was established by constricting the abdominal aorta. Western blots were used for protein expression in LVH rats and cultured H9c2 cardiomyocytes. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was used to monitor morphological features of cells. In addition, the diameter and volume of H9c2 cells were detected by Scepter™ Handheld Automated Cell Counter...
May 24, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536008/chemosensitization-and-inhibition-of-pancreatic-cancer-stem-cell-proliferation-by-overexpression-of-microrna-205
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Amit Kumar Chaudhary, Goutam Mondal, Virender Kumar, Krishna Kattel, Ram I Mahato
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with gemcitabine (GEM) is limited due to its rapid plasma metabolism and development of chemoresistance. MicroRNA (miRNA) regulates cancer stem cell (CSC) maintenance and induces chemoresistance in cancer cells. In this study, we observed differential downregulation of miR-205 (miR-205-5p) in human pancreatic cancer tissues and cells. Compared to GEM-sensitive MIA PaCa-2 cells, miR-205 was highly downregulated in GEM-resistant MIA PaCa-2R cells. Lentivirus-mediated overexpression of miR-205 inhibits MIA PaCa-2R cell proliferation after GEM-treatment...
May 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531107/analysis-of-gene-expression-signatures-in-cancer-associated-stroma-from-canine-mammary-tumours-reveals-molecular-homology-to-human-breast-carcinomas
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Julia Ettlin, Elena Clementi, Parisa Amini, Alexandra Malbon, Enni Markkanen
Cancer-associated stroma (CAS) plays a key role in cancer initiation and progression. Spontaneously occurring canine mammary carcinomas are viewed as excellent models of human breast carcinomas. Considering the importance of CAS for human cancer, it likely plays a central role in canine tumours as well. So far, however, canine CAS lacks characterisation, and it remains unclear whether the biology between CAS from canine and human tumours is comparable. In this proof-of-principle study, using laser-capture microdissection, we isolated CAS and normal stroma from 13 formalin-fixed paraffin embedded canine simple mammary carcinomas and analysed the expression of seven known human CAS markers by RT-qPCR (Reverse Transcription quantitative PCR) and validated some targets by immunohistochemistry...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529764/in-vivo-analysis-of-covering-materials-composed-of-biodegradable-polymers-enriched-with-flax-fibers
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Tomasz Gredes, Sandra Schönitz, Tomasz Gedrange, Lukas Stepien, Karol Kozak, Christiane Kunert-Keil
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the in vivo effect of bioactive composites with poly(lactic acid) (PLA) or polycaprolactone (PCL) as the matrix, reinforced with bioplastic flax fibers, on the surrounding muscle tissue. METHODS: Materials of pure PLA and PCL and their composites with flax fibers from genetically modified plants producing poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PLA-transgen, PCL-transgen) and unmodified plants (PLA-wt, PCL-wt) were placed subcutaneous on the M...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526985/salidroside-attenuates-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
#9
Liu Jingyan, Guo Yujuan, Yang Yiming, Zhu Lingpeng, Yan Tianhua, Miao Mingxing
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of salidroside (Sal) on lung injury in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemic in vitro and in vivo. SD rats were randomly divided into five groups: control group, LPS group (15 mg kg(-1)), LPS plus dexamethasone (2 mg kg(-1)), and LPS plus Sal groups with different Sal doses (20 mg kg(-1), 40 mg kg(-1)). Wet-to-dry weight (W/D) ratio was performed. Hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining of lung was performed. Lung level of myeloperoxidase (MPO) was measured...
May 19, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515480/weak-stromal-caveolin-1-expression-in-colorectal-liver-metastases-predicts-poor-prognosis-after-hepatectomy-for-liver-only-colorectal-metastases
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Kyriakos Neofytou, Emmanouil Pikoulis, Athanasios Petrou, Georgios Agrogiannis, Christos Petrides, Ioannis Papakonstandinou, Alexandros Papalambros, Anastasios Aggelou, Nikolaos Kavatzas, Theodoros Liakakos, Evangelos Felekouras
Loss of stromal Caveolin-1 (CAV1) expression is associated with poor prognosis in various cancers. We evaluated the prognostic value of CAV1 expression of both cancer cells and stromal cells in colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) in patients undergoing hepatectomy. In this retrospective study, 109 patients were enrolled. CAV1 expression was studied by immunohistochemistry. The staining was scored semiquantitatively as weak or strong. Disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were calculated using both Kaplan-Meier and multivariate Coxregression methods...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514055/caveolin-1-deficiency-induces-premature-senescence-with-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Dong-Min Yu, Seung Hee Jung, Hyoung-Tae An, Sungsoo Lee, Jin Hong, Jun Sub Park, Hyun Lee, Hwayeon Lee, Myeong-Suk Bahn, Hyung Chul Lee, Na-Kyung Han, Jesang Ko, Jae-Seon Lee, Young-Gyu Ko
Paradoxical observations have been made regarding the role of caveolin-1 (Cav-1) during cellular senescence. For example, caveolin-1 deficiency prevents reactive oxygen species-induced cellular senescence despite mitochondrial dysfunction, which leads to senescence. To resolve this paradox, we re-addressed the role of caveolin-1 in cellular senescence in human diploid fibroblasts, A549, HCT116, and Cav-1(-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts. Cav-1 deficiency (knockout or knockdown) induced cellular senescence via a p53-p21-dependent pathway, downregulating the expression level of the cardiolipin biosynthesis enzymes and then reducing the content of cardiolipin, a critical lipid for mitochondrial respiration...
May 17, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504250/curcumin-enhances-vascular-contractility-via-induction-of-myocardin-in-mouse-smooth-muscle-cells
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Shao-Wei Sun, Wen-Juan Tong, Zi-Fen Guo, Qin-Hui Tuo, Xiao-Yong Lei, Cai-Ping Zhang, Duan-Fang Liao, Jian-Xiong Chen
A variety of cardiovascular diseases is accompanied by the loss of vascular contractility. This study sought to investigate the effects of curcumin, a natural polyphenolic compound present in turmeric, on mouse vascular contractility and the underlying mechanisms. After mice were administered curcumin (100 mg·kg-1·d-1, ig) for 6 weeks, the contractile responses of the thoracic aorta to KCl and phenylephrine were significantly enhanced compared with the control group. Furthermore, the contractility of vascular smooth muscle (SM) was significantly enhanced after incubation in curcumin (25 μmol/L) for 4 days, which was accompanied by upregulated expression of SM marker contractile proteins SM22α and SM α-actin...
May 1, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498861/modulation-of-caveolins-integrins-and-plasma-membrane-repair-proteins-in-anthracycline-induced-heart-failure-in-rabbits
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Yasuhiro Ichikawa, Alice E Zemljic-Harpf, Zheng Zhang, M Dan McKirnan, Ana Maria Manso, Robert S Ross, H Kirk Hammond, Hemal H Patel, David M Roth
Anthracyclines are chemotherapeutic drugs known to induce heart failure in a dose-dependent manner. Mechanisms involved in anthracycline cardiotoxicity are an area of relevant investigation. Caveolins bind, organize and regulate receptors and signaling molecules within cell membranes. Caveolin-3 (Cav-3), integrins and related membrane repair proteins can function as cardioprotective proteins. Expression of these proteins in anthracycline-induced heart failure has not been evaluated. We tested the hypothesis that daunorubicin alters cardioprotective protein expression in the heart...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498397/dihydroartemisinin-inhibits-the-viability-of-cervical-cancer-cells-by-upregulating-caveolin%C3%A2-1-and-mitochondrial-carrier-homolog%C3%A2-2-involvement-of-p53-activation-and-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase%C3%A2-1-downregulation
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Ting Zhang, Yuan Hu, Ting Wang, Peiling Cai
Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) has been shown to inhibit the viability of various cancer cells. Previous studies have revealed that the mechanisms involved in the inhibitory effects of DHA are based on theactivation of p53 and the mitochondrial-related cell death pathway. However, the exact association between upstream signaling and the activation of cell death pathway remains unclear. In this study, we found that DHA treatment induced the upregulation of caveolin 1 (Cav1) and mitochondrial carrier homolog 2 (MTCH2) in HeLa cells, and this was associated with the DHA-induced inhibition of cell viability and DHA-induced apoptosis...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493081/regulation-of-inos-derived-ros-generation-by-hsp90-and-cav-1-in-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-infected-swine-lung-injury
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Meiping Yan, Make Hou, Jie Liu, Songlin Zhang, Bang Liu, Xiaoxiong Wu, Guoquan Liu
In the lungs, endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is usually expressed in endothelial cells and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is mainly expressed in alveolar macrophages and epithelial cells. Both eNOS and iNOS are involved in lung inflammation. While they play several roles in lung inflammation formation and resolution, their expression and activity are also regulated by inflammatory factors. Their expression relationship in virus infection-induced lung injury is not well addressed. In this report, we analyzed expression of both eNOS and iNOS, the production of nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), and expression of their associated regulatory proteins, heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) and caveolin-1 (Cav-1), in a swine lung injury model induced by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection...
May 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493077/lung-protective-effects-of-low-volume-resuscitation-and-pharmacologic-treatment-of-swine-subjected-to-polytrauma-and-hemorrhagic-shock
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Vahagn C Nikolian, Baihong Pan, Tomaz Mesar, Isabel S Dennahy, Patrick E Georgoff, Xiuzhen Duan, Baoling Liu, Xizi Wu, Michael J Duggan, Hasan B Alam, Yongqing Li
Hemorrhage is a common cause of death in the battlefield. Valproic acid (VPA) has been associated with improved outcomes in multiple models of trauma, when combined with isotonic fluid resuscitation. However, isotonic fluid administered in this setting is logistically impractical and may be associated with complications. In this study, we sought to evaluate the feasibility and immunologic impact of combining VPA treatment with low-volume hypertonic saline (HTS). In vivo: female Yorkshire swine were subjected to hemorrhage (40% total blood volume) and polytrauma (rib fracture and delayed liver injury)...
May 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489581/high-glucose-induces-formation-of-tau-hyperphosphorylation-via-cav-1-mtor-pathway-a-potential-molecular-mechanism-for-diabetes-induced-cognitive-dysfunction
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Jing Wu, Shan-Lei Zhou, Lin-Hua Pi, Xia-Jie Shi, Ling-Ran Ma, Zi Chen, Min-Li Qu, Xin Li, Sheng-Dan Nie, Duan-Fang Liao, Jin-Jing Pei, Shan Wang
The abnormally hyperphosphorylated tau is thought to be implicated in diabetes-associated cognitive deficits. The role of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) / S6 kinase (S6K) signalling in the formation of tau hyperphosphorylation has been previously studied. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1), the essential structure protein of caveolae, promotes neuronal survival and growth, and inhibits glucose metabolism. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of Cav-1 in the formation of tau hyperphosphorylation under chronic hyperglycemic condition (HGC)...
April 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482541/liquid-formulation-containing-doxorubicin-loaded-lipid-core-nanocapsules-cytotoxicity-in-human-breast-cancer-cell-line-and-in-vitro-uptake-mechanism
#18
Michelli B Antonow, Ana Carolina C Asbahr, Paula Raddatz, Aline Beckenkamp, Andréia Buffon, Sílvia S Guterres, Adriana R Pohlmann
Cancer is a major public health problem in the world, being breast cancer the most frequent cancer affecting women. Despite advances in detection and treatment, mortality rates remain high. Therefore, new approaches for breast cancer treatments are necessary. In this study, our objective was to develop a liquid formulation containing doxorubicin-loaded lipid-core nanocapsules (DOX-LNC), to evaluate the in vitro antiproliferative activity and to determine the nanocapsules uptake by MCF-7 cells. Lipid-core nanocapsules (LNC), blank formulation, and DOX-LNC, proposed treatment, were prepared by self-assembling using the solvent displacement method...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473444/role-of-adipose-tissue-endothelial-adam17-in-age-related-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
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Huijuan Dou, Attila Feher, Alec C Davila, Maritza J Romero, Vijay S Patel, Vinayak M Kamath, Monika Beck Gooz, R Daniel Rudic, Rudolf Lucas, David J Fulton, Neal L Weintraub, Zsolt Bagi
OBJECTIVE: A disintegrin and metalloproteinase ADAM17 (tumor necrosis factor-α [TNF]-converting enzyme) regulates soluble TNF levels. We tested the hypothesis that aging-induced activation in adipose tissue (AT)-expressed ADAM17 contributes to the development of remote coronary microvascular dysfunction in obesity. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Coronary arterioles (CAs, ≈90 µm) from right atrial appendages and mediastinal AT were examined in patients (aged: 69±11 years, BMI: 30...
May 4, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469574/simvastatin-promotes-cardiac-myocyte-relaxation-in-association-with-phosphorylation-of-troponin-i
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David A MacDougall, Sara D Pugh, Harpreet S Bassi, Sabine Lotteau, Karen E Porter, Sarah Calaghan
The number of people taking statins is set to increase across the globe due to recent changes in prescription guidelines. For example, half the US population over 40 is now eligible for these drugs, whether they have high serum cholesterol or not. With such development in policy comes a stronger need for understanding statins' myriad of effects. Surprisingly little is known about possible direct actions of statins on cardiac myocytes, although claims of a direct myocardial toxicity have been made. Here, we determine the impact of simvastatin administration (40 mg/kg/day) for 2 weeks in normocholesterolemic rats on cardiac myocyte contractile function and identify an underlying mechanism...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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