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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732387/the-micrornas-mir-200b-3p-and-mir-429-5p-target-the-limk1-cfl1-pathway-to-inhibit-growth-and-motility-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Dengfeng Li, Hong Wang, Hongming Song, Hui Xu, Bingkun Zhao, Chenyang Wu, Jiashu Hu, Tianqi Wu, Dan Xie, Junyong Zhao, Qiang Shen, Lin Fang
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has the worst prognosis of all subtypes of breast cancer (BC), with limited options for conventional therapy and no targeted therapies. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression. In this study, we aimed to determine whether two members of the miR-200 family, miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p, are involved in BC cell proliferation and motility and to elucidate their target genes and pathways. We performed a meta-analysis that reveals down-regulated expression of miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p in BC tissues and cell lines, consistent with a lower expression of miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p in MDA-MB-231 and HCC1937 cells than in MCF-7 and MCF-10 cells...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731282/altered-signaling-associated-with-chronic-arsenic-exposure-in-human-skin-keratinocytes
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Sartaj Ahmad Mir, Santosh Renuse, Gajanan Sathe, Aafaque Ahmad Khan, Arun H Patil, Vishalakshi Nanjappa, Firdous Ahmad Bhat, T S Keshava Prasad, Ashok K Giri, Aditi Chatterjee, Harsha Gowda
Modulation of signaling pathways upon chronic arsenic exposure remains poorly studied. Here we carried out SILAC-based quantitative phosphoproteomics analysis to dissect the signaling induced upon chronic arsenic exposure in human skin keratinocyte cell line, HaCaT. We identified 4,171 unique phosphosites derived from 2,000 proteins. We observed differential phosphorylation of 406 phosphosites (2-fold) corresponding to 305 proteins. Several pathways involved in cytoskeleton maintenance and organization were found to be significantly enriched (p<0...
July 21, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730511/intermediate-molecular-mass-hyaluronan-and-cd44-receptor-interactions-enhance-neutrophil-phagocytosis-and-il-8-production-via-p38-and-erk1-2-mapk-signalling-pathways
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Cheng-Hsun Lu, Chia-Huei Lin, Ko-Jen Li, Chieh-Yu Shen, Cheng-Han Wu, Yu-Min Kuo, Ting-Syuan Lin, Chia-Li Yu, Song-Chou Hsieh
CD44 is a common leukocyte adhesion molecule expressed on the surface of various cells. Hyaluronan (HA), the natural ligand of CD44, is a simple repeated disaccharide with variable molecular mass that is widely distributed on cell surfaces and the connective tissue matrix. The binding of small molecular mass HA (SMM-HA, MW < 80 kDa) to CD44 on immune-related cells elicits cell proliferation, differentiation, and cytokine production. However, the effects and molecular basis of intermediate molecular mass HA (IMM-HA, MW ≈ 500 kDa)-CD44 interactions on polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) functions have not been elucidated...
July 20, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730385/the-role-of-f-actin-in-the-transport-and-secretion-of-chromaffin-granules-an-historic-perspective
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Luis M Gutiérrez, José Villanueva
Actin is one of the most ubiquitous protein playing fundamental roles in a variety of cellular processes. Since early in the 1980s, it was evident that filamentous actin (F-actin) formed a peripheral cortical barrier that prevented vesicles to access secretory sites in chromaffin cells in culture. Later, around 2000, it was described that the F-actin structure accomplishes a dual role serving both vesicle transport and retentive purposes and undergoing dynamic transient changes during cell stimulation. The complex role of the F-actin cytoskeleton in neuroendocrine secretion was further evidenced when it has been proved to participate in the scaffold structure holding together the secretory machinery at active sites and participate in the generation of mechanical forces that drive the opening of the fusion pore, during the first decade of the present century...
July 20, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720756/pixuna-virus-modifies-host-cell-cytoskeleton-to-secure-infection
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Pedro Ignacio Gil, Guillermo Albrieu-Llinás, Estela Cecilia Mlewski, Marina Monetti, Laura Fozzatti, Cecilia Cuffini, José Fernández Romero, Patricia Kunda, María Gabriela Paglini
Pixuna virus (PIXV) is an enzootic member of the Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus complex and belongs to the New World cluster of alphaviruses. Herein we explore the role of the cellular cytoskeleton during PIXV replication. We first identified that PIXV undergoes an eclipse phase consisting of 4 h followed by 20 h of an exponential phase in Vero cells. The infected cells showed morphological changes due to structural modifications in actin microfilaments (MFs) and microtubules (MTs). Cytoskeleton-binding agents, that alter the architecture and dynamics of MFs and MTs, were used to study the role of cytoskeleton on PIXV replication...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717346/inflammatory-wnt5a-signalling-pathways-affecting-barrier-function-of-human-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Tom Skaria, Gabriele Schoedon
Wnt5A is a chemokine secreted by inflammatory-activated human macrophages that sustains their inflammatory response in an autocrine manner. High levels of Wnt5A are found in sera of patients with sepsis and septic shock. Here, we comment on recently reported Wnt5A signalling pathways in human vascular endothelial cells (VEC). In human VEC, Wnt5A regulates cytoskeleton remodelling and barrier function through Ryk receptor and Rho-associated protein serine/threonine kinase, targeting LIMK2 and CFL1 involved in actin polymerisation...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716957/ampa-receptors-control-fear-extinction-through-an-arc-dependent-mechanism
#7
Simon Trent, Philip Barnes, Jeremy Hall, Kerrie L Thomas
Activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein (Arc) supports fear memory through synaptic plasticity events requiring actin cytoskeleton rearrangements. We have previously shown that reducing hippocampal Arc levels through antisense knockdown leads to the premature extinction of contextual fear. Here we show that the AMPA receptor antagonist CNQX elevates hippocampal Arc levels during extinction and blocks extinction that can be rescued by reducing Arc. Increasing Arc levels with CNQX also overcomes the actin-destabilizing properties of cytochalasin D and promotes extinction...
August 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713243/synaptic-interactome-mining-reveals-p140cap-as-a-new-hub-for-psd-proteins-involved-in-psychiatric-and-neurological-disorders
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Annalisa Alfieri, Oksana Sorokina, Annie Adrait, Costanza Angelini, Isabella Russo, Alessandro Morellato, Michela Matteoli, Elisabetta Menna, Elisabetta Boeri Erba, Colin McLean, J Douglas Armstrong, Ugo Ala, Joseph D Buxbaum, Alfredo Brusco, Yohann Couté, Silvia De Rubeis, Emilia Turco, Paola Defilippi
Altered synaptic function has been associated with neurological and psychiatric conditions including intellectual disability, schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Amongst the recently discovered synaptic proteins is p140Cap, an adaptor that localizes at dendritic spines and regulates their maturation and physiology. We recently showed that p140Cap knockout mice have cognitive deficits, impaired long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), and immature, filopodia-like dendritic spines...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711300/raft-dependent-endocytic-movement-and-intracellular-cluster-formation-during-t%C3%A2-cell-activation-triggered-by-concanavalin-a
#9
Satomi Yabuuchi, Satoshi Endo, KeangOk Baek, Kunihide Hoshino, Yoshio Tsujino, Mun'delanji C Vestergaard, Masahiro Takagi
Certain food ingredients can stimulate the human immune system. A lectin, concanavalin A (ConA), from Canavalia ensiformis (jack bean) is one of the most well-known food-derived immunostimulants and mediates activation of cell-mediated immunity through T cell proliferation. Generally, T cell activation is known to be triggered by the interaction between T cells and antigen-presenting cells (APCs) via a juxtacrine (contact-dependent) signaling pathway. The mechanism has been well characterized and is referred to as formation of the immunological synapse (IS)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711162/actin-cytoskeleton-stiffness-grades-metastatic-potential-of-ovarian-carcinoma-hey-a8-cells-via-nanoindentation-mapping
#10
Z L Zhou, X X Sun, J Ma, M H Tong, S K Y To, A S T Wong, A H W Ngan
Recent studies have indicated that the nanoindentation measured stiffness of carcinoma adherent cells is in general lower than normal cells, thus suggesting that cell stiffness may serve as a bio-marker for carcinoma. However, the proper establishment of such a conclusion would require biophysical understanding of the underlying mechanism of the cell stiffness. In this work, we compared the elastic moduli of the actin cytoskeletons of Hey A8 ovarian carcinoma cells with and without metastasis (HM and NM), as measured by 2D atomic force microscopy (AFM) with low-depth nanoindentation via a rate-jump method...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708512/insulin-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-oocyte-maturation-has-an-impact-on-development-mitochondria-and-cytoskeleton-in-bovine-day-8-blastocysts
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Denise Laskowski, Renée Båge, Patrice Humblot, Göran Andersson, Marc-André Sirard, Ylva Sjunnesson
Insulin is a key metabolic hormone that controls energy homeostasis in the body, including playing a specific role in regulating reproductive functions. Conditions associated with hyperinsulinemia can lower developmental rates in bovine in vitro embryo production and are linked to decreased fertility in humans, as in cases of obesity or type 2 diabetes. Embryo quality is important for fertility outcome and it can be assessed by choosing scoring standards for various characteristics, such as developmental stage, quality grade, cell number, mitochondrial pattern or actin cytoskeleton structure...
June 13, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707721/contractile-actin-belt-and-mesh-structures-provide-the-opposite-dependence-of-epithelial-stiffness-on-the-spontaneous-curvature-of-constituent-cells
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Satoru Okuda, Katsuyuki Unoki, Mototsugu Eiraku, Ken-Ichi Tsubota
Actomyosin generates contractile forces within cells, which have a crucial role in determining the macroscopic mechanical properties of epithelial tissues. Importantly, actin cytoskeleton, which propagates actomyosin contractile forces, forms several characteristic structures in a 3D intracellular space, such as a circumferential actin belt lining adherence junctions and an actin mesh beneath the apical membrane. However, little is known about how epithelial mechanical property depends on the intracellular contractile structures...
July 14, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707348/regulation-of-cell-arrangement-using-a-novel-composite-micropattern
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Xiaoyi Liu, Yaoping Liu, Feng Zhao, Tingting Hun, Shan Li, Yuguang Wang, Weijie Sun, Wei Wang, Yan Sun, Yubo Fan
Micropatterning technique has been used to control single cell geometry in many researches, however, this is no report that it is used to control multicelluar geometry, which not only control single cell geometry but also organize those cells by a certain pattern. In this work, a composite protein micropattern is developed to control both cell shape and cell location simultaneously. The composite micropattern consists of a central circle 15 μm in diameter for single-cell capture, surrounded by small, square arrays (3 μm × 3 μm) for cell spreading...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706108/novel-function-of-a-dynein-light-chain-in-actin-assembly-during-clathrin-mediated-endocytosis
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Kristen B Farrell, Seth McDonald, Andrew K Lamb, Colette Worcester, Olve B Peersen, Santiago M Di Pietro
Clathrin- and actin-mediated endocytosis is essential in eukaryotic cells. In this study, we demonstrate that Tda2 is a novel protein of the endocytic machinery necessary for normal internalization of native cargo in yeast. Tda2 has not been classified in any protein family. Unexpectedly, solving the crystal structure of Tda2 revealed it belongs to the dynein light chain family. However, Tda2 works independently of the dynein motor complex and microtubules. Tda2 forms a tight complex with the polyproline motif-rich protein Aim21, which interacts physically with the SH3 domain of the Arp2/3 complex regulator Bbc1...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706004/feedback-microtubule-control-and-microtubule-actin-cross-talk-in-arabidopsis-revealed-by-integrative-proteomic-and-cell-biology-analysis-of-katanin-1-mutants
#15
Tomáš Takáč, Olga Šamajová, Tibor Pechan, Ivan Luptovčiak, Jozef Šamaj
Microtubule organization and dynamics are critical for key developmental processes such as cell division, elongation and morphogenesis. Microtubule severing is an essential regulator of microtubules, and is exclusively executed by KATANIN 1 in Arabidopsis. In this study we comparatively studied the proteome-wide effects in two KATANIN 1 mutants. Thus, shot-gun proteomic analysis of roots and aerial parts of single nucleotide mutant fra2 and T-DNA insertion mutant ktn1-2 was carried out. We have detected 42 proteins differentially abundant in both fra2 and ktn1-2 KATANIN 1 dysfunction altered abundances of proteins involved in development, metabolism and stress responses...
July 13, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704809/istaroxime-inhibits-motility-and-down-regulates-orai1-expression-soce-and-fak-phosphorylation-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#16
Matias Julian Stagno, Nefeli Zacharopoulou, Jonas Bochem, Anna Tsapara, Lisann Pelzl, Tamer Al-Maghout, Galatea Kallergi, Saad Alkahtani, Konstantinos Alevizopoulos, Konstantinos Dimas, Theodora Calogeropoulou, Steven W Warmann, Florian Lang, Evi Schmid, Christos Stournaras
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Istaroxime is a validated inotropic Na+/K+ ATPase inhibitor currently in development for the treatment of various cardiac conditions. Recent findings established that this steroidal drug exhibits potent apoptotic responses in prostate tumors in vitro and in vivo, by affecting key signaling orchestrating proliferation and apoptosis, such as c-Myc and caspase 3, Rho GTPases and actin cytoskeleton dynamics. In the present study we examined whether istaroxime is affecting cell motility and analyzed the underlying mechanism in prostate tumor cells...
July 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704177/morphology-and-contractile-gene-expression-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-response-to-short-term-cyclic-uniaxial-strain-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1
#17
Neda Rashidi, Mohammad Tafazzoli-Shadpour, Nooshin Haghighipour, Mohammad-Mehdi Khani
Previous studies have shown smooth muscle induction in adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) caused by long-term cyclic stretch. Here we examined the capability of the short-term straining with time steps of 4, 8, 16 and 24 h alone or combined with TGF-β1 on smooth muscle induction of rabbit ASCs. Alterations in cell morphology were quantified through the cell shape index and orientation angle, and expression levels of α-SMA, SM22-α, h-caldesmon and calponin3 markers were examined using the real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method...
July 12, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702125/self-organizing-actin-patterns-shape-cytoskeletal-cortex-organization
#18
Marco Fritzsche
Living systems rely, for biological function, on the spatiotemporal organization of their structures. Cellular order naturally emerges by dissipation of energy. Consequently, energy-consuming processes operating far from thermodynamic equilibrium are a necessary condition to enable biological systems to respond to environmental cues that allow their transitions between different steady-states. Such self-organization was predicted for the actin cytoskeleton in theoretical considerations and has repeatedly been observed in cell-free systems...
2017: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701425/self-sorting-of-nonmuscle-myosins-iia-and-iib-polarizes-the-cytoskeleton-and-modulates-cell-motility
#19
Maria S Shutova, Sreeja B Asokan, Shefali Talwar, Richard K Assoian, James E Bear, Tatyana M Svitkina
Nonmuscle myosin II (NMII) is uniquely responsible for cell contractility and thus defines multiple aspects of cell behavior. To generate contraction, NMII molecules polymerize into bipolar minifilaments. Different NMII paralogs are often coexpressed in cells and can copolymerize, suggesting that they may cooperate to facilitate cell motility. However, whether such cooperation exists and how it may work remain unknown. We show that copolymerization of NMIIA and NMIIB followed by their differential turnover leads to self-sorting of NMIIA and NMIIB along the front-rear axis, thus producing a polarized actin-NMII cytoskeleton...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701349/actin-cytoskeleton-dependent-regulation-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-receptor-heteromers
#20
Burcu Hasdemir, Shilpi Mahajan, Juan Oses-Prieto, Shreya Chand, Michael Woolley, Alma Burlingame, Dimitris K Grammatopoulos, Aditi Bhargava
Stress responses are highly nuanced and variable, but how this diversity is achieved by modulating receptor function, is largely unknown. Corticotropin-releasing factor receptors (CRFRs), class B GPCRs, are pivotal in mediating stress responses. Here we show that the two known CRFRs interact to form heteromeric complexes in HEK293 cells co-expressing both CRFRs and in vivo in mouse pancreas. Co-immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry confirmed the presence of both CRF1R and CRF2βR, along with actin in these heteromeric complexes...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
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