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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299616/promise-of-sglt2-inhibitors-in-heart-failure-diabetes-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Pieter Martens, Chantal Mathieu, Frederik H Verbrugge
This review provides mechanistic insight in the pleiotropic effects of sodium-glucose transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors with particular interest to the pathophysiology of heart failure. The SGLT-2 inhibitor empagliflozin has recently demonstrated an unprecedented 38% reduction in cardiovascular mortality in patients with diabetes. Despite modest effects on long-term glycemic control, highly significant reductions in heart failure admissions and end-stage kidney disease were observed. SGLT-2 inhibitors are the latest approved class of glucose-lowering agents...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283473/loss-of-lung-wwox-expression-causes-neutrophilic-inflammation
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Sunit Singla, Jiwang Chen, Shruthi Sethuraman, Justin R Sysol, Amulya Gampa, Shuangping Zhao, Roberto F Machado
The tumor suppressor, WWOX, exhibits regulatory interactions with an array of transcription factors and signaling molecules that are positioned at the well-known crossroads between inflammation and cancer. WWOX is also subject to downregulation by genotoxic environmental exposures, making it of potential interest to the study of lung pathobiology. Knockdown of lung WWOX expression in mice was observed to cause neutrophil influx, and accompanied by a corresponding vascular leak and inflammatory cytokine production...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275011/ataxin-3-consolidates-the-mdc1-dependent-dna-double-strand-break-response-by-counteracting-the-sumo-targeted-ubiquitin-ligase-rnf4
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Annika Pfeiffer, Martijn S Luijsterburg, Klara Acs, Wouter W Wiegant, Angela Helfricht, Laura K Herzog, Melania Minoia, Claudia Böttcher, Florian A Salomons, Haico van Attikum, Nico P Dantuma
The SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase RNF4 functions at the crossroads of the SUMO and ubiquitin systems. Here, we report that the deubiquitylation enzyme (DUB) ataxin-3 counteracts RNF4 activity during the DNA double-strand break (DSB) response. We find that ataxin-3 negatively regulates ubiquitylation of the checkpoint mediator MDC1, a known RNF4 substrate. Loss of ataxin-3 markedly decreases the chromatin dwell time of MDC1 at DSBs, which can be fully reversed by co-depletion of RNF4. Ataxin-3 is recruited to DSBs in a SUMOylation-dependent fashion, and in vitro it directly interacts with and is stimulated by recombinant SUMO, defining a SUMO-dependent mechanism for DUB activity toward MDC1...
March 8, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273475/integrative-physiology-at-the-crossroads-of-nutrition-microbiota-animal-physiology-and-human-health
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REVIEW
François Leulier, Lesley T MacNeil, Won-Jae Lee, John F Rawls, Patrice D Cani, Martin Schwarzer, Liping Zhao, Stephen J Simpson
Nutrition is paramount in shaping all aspects of animal biology. In addition, the influence of the intestinal microbiota on physiology is now widely recognized. Given that diet also shapes the intestinal microbiota, this raises the question of how the nutritional environment and microbial assemblages together influence animal physiology. This research field constitutes a new frontier in the field of organismal biology that needs to be addressed. Here we review recent studies using animal models and humans and propose an integrative framework within which to define the study of the diet-physiology-microbiota systems and ultimately link it to human health...
March 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272331/ornithine-aminotransferase-an-important-glutamate-metabolizing-enzyme-at-the-crossroads-of-multiple-metabolic-pathways
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REVIEW
Antonin Ginguay, Luc Cynober, Emmanuel Curis, Ioannis Nicolis
Ornithine δ-aminotransferase (OAT, E.C. 2.6.1.13) catalyzes the transfer of the δ-amino group from ornithine (Orn) to α-ketoglutarate (aKG), yielding glutamate-5-semialdehyde and glutamate (Glu), and vice versa. In mammals, OAT is a mitochondrial enzyme, mainly located in the liver, intestine, brain, and kidney. In general, OAT serves to form glutamate from ornithine, with the notable exception of the intestine, where citrulline (Cit) or arginine (Arg) are end products. Its main function is to control the production of signaling molecules and mediators, such as Glu itself, Cit, GABA, and aliphatic polyamines...
March 7, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267140/internal-medicine-at-the-crossroads
#6
Marian Klinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Pol Arch Intern Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264326/molecular-phylogeny-of-the-tribe-torini-karaman-1971-actinopterygii-cypriniformes-from-the-middle-east-and-north-africa
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Kai Borkenhagen
Freshwater fishes of the cyprinid tribe Torini are widespread in Africa the Middle East and Indomalaya. The relationships of Middle-Eastern Torini are analysed based on mitochondrial markers (Cyt b, ND4) of the majority of relevant species. I present a larely well resolved phylogeny, which confirms the validity of the morphologically defined genera Arabibarbus, Carasobarbus, Mesopotamichthys and Pterocapoeta. The Torini originated in Indomalaya and colonised Africa via the Middle East. Morocco was colonised two times independently, first from sub-Saharan Africa and secondly along the southern margin of the Mediterranean Sea...
February 22, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261576/personalized-medicine-in-allergic-asthma-at-the-crossroads-of-allergen-immunotherapy-and-biologicals
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REVIEW
Benedikt Fritzsching
Major allergic disease can be viewed as clinical syndromes rather than discrete disease entities. Emerging evidence indicates that allergic asthma includes several disease phenotypes. Immunological deviation toward high T helper cell type 2 cytokine levels has been demonstrated for a subgroup of pediatric asthma patients, and now, several novel monoclonal antibodies have been approved for treatment of this subgroup as a stratified approach of "personalized" medicine in allergy. Introduction of component-based IgE testing before allergen immunotherapy (AIT), i...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252442/latin-as-a-language-of-international-communicative-status-medicine-of-the-16th-17th-centuries
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O Bieliaieva, Yu Lysanets, M Melaschenko
The research paper is of interdisciplinary nature, written at the crossroads of the history of medicine, functional stylistics and terminology science. The choice of the 16th century as a starting point of the study is due to the fact that quality changes in book and manuscript writing that took place during this period led to unprecedented development and dissemination of scientific knowledge, including biomedical. The 16th century embraces the life and work of such prominent figures in the history of medicine, as Andreas Vesalius, Gabriele Fallopian, Bartolomeo Eustachi, and Girolamo Fracastoro...
January 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250806/cancer-a-disease-at-the-crossroads-of-trade-offs
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Camille Jacqueline, Peter A Biro, Christa Beckmann, Anders Pape Moller, François Renaud, Gabriele Sorci, Aurélie Tasiemski, Beata Ujvari, Frédéric Thomas
Central to evolutionary theory is the idea that living organisms face phenotypic and/or genetic trade-offs when allocating resources to competing life-history demands, such as growth, survival, and reproduction. These trade-offs are increasingly considered to be crucial to further our understanding of cancer. First, evidences suggest that neoplastic cells, as any living entities subject to natural selection, are governed by trade-offs such as between survival and proliferation. Second, selection might also have shaped trade-offs at the organismal level, especially regarding protective mechanisms against cancer...
March 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246282/the-respiratory-therapy-profession-is-at-a-crossroads
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EDITORIAL
Robert M Kacmarek, Brian K Walsh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238862/plant-lipidomics-at-the-crossroads-from-technology-to-biology-driven-science
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Vladimir Shulaev, Kent D Chapman
The identification and quantification of lipids from plant tissues have become commonplace and many researchers now incorporate lipidomics approaches into their experimental studies. Plant lipidomics research continues to involve technological developments such as those in mass spectrometry imaging, but in large part, lipidomics approaches have matured to the point of being accessible to the novice. Here we review some important considerations for those planning to apply plant lipidomics to their biological questions, and offer suggestions for appropriate tools and practices...
February 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236973/receptor-tyrosine-kinases-and-phosphatases-in-neuronal-wiring-insights-from-drosophila
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Carlos Oliva, Bassem A Hassan
Tyrosine phosphorylation is at the crossroads of many signaling pathways. Brain wiring is not an exception, and several receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and tyrosine receptor phosphates (RPTPs) have been involved in this process. Considerable work has been done on RTKs, and for many of them, detailed molecular mechanisms and functions in several systems have been characterized. In contrast, RPTPs have been studied considerably less and little is known about their ligands and substrates. In both families, we find redundancy between different members to accomplish particular wiring patterns...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219473/needham-at-the-crossroads-history-politics-and-international-science-in-wartime-china-1942-1946
#14
Thomas Mougey
In 1946, the British biochemist Joseph Needham returned from a four-year stay in China. Needham scholars have considered this visit as a revelatory period that paved the way for his famous book series Science and Civilization in China (SCC). Surprisingly, however, Needham's actual time in China has remained largely unstudied over the last seventy years. As director of the Sino-British Scientific Cooperation Office, Needham travelled throughout Free China to promote cooperation between British and Chinese scientists to contain the Japanese invasion during the Second World War...
February 21, 2017: British Journal for the History of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214467/paxillin-a-crossroad-in-pathological-cell-migration
#15
REVIEW
Ana María López-Colomé, Irene Lee-Rivera, Regina Benavides-Hidalgo, Edith López
Paxilllin is a multifunctional and multidomain focal adhesion adapter protein which serves an important scaffolding role at focal adhesions by recruiting structural and signaling molecules involved in cell movement and migration, when phosphorylated on specific Tyr and Ser residues. Upon integrin engagement with extracellular matrix, paxillin is phosphorylated at Tyr31, Tyr118, Ser188, and Ser190, activating numerous signaling cascades which promote cell migration, indicating that the regulation of adhesion dynamics is under the control of a complex display of signaling mechanisms...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213089/monoglyceride-lipase-as-a-drug-target-at-the-crossroads-of-arachidonic-acid-metabolism-and-endocannabinoid-signaling
#16
REVIEW
Gernot F Grabner, Robert Zimmermann, Rudolf Schicho, Ulrike Taschler
Monoglyerides (MGs) are short-lived, intermediary lipids deriving from the degradation of phospho- and neutral lipids, and monoglyceride lipase (MGL), also designated as monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL), is the major enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of MGs into glycerol and fatty acids. This distinct function enables MGL to regulate a number of physiological and pathophysiological processes since both MGs and fatty acids can act as signaling lipids or precursors thereof. The most prominent MG species acting as signaling lipid is 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) which is the most abundant endogenous agonist of cannabinoid receptors in the body...
February 14, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208577/single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-ppar%C3%AE-a-protein-at-the-crossroads-of-physiological-and-pathological-processes
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Maria Petrosino, Laura Lori, Alessandra Pasquo, Clorinda Lori, Valerio Consalvi, Velia Minicozzi, Silvia Morante, Antonio Laghezza, Alessandra Giorgi, Davide Capelli, Roberta Chiaraluce
Genome polymorphisms are responsible for phenotypic differences between humans and for individual susceptibility to genetic diseases and therapeutic responses. Non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) lead to protein variants with a change in the amino acid sequence that may affect the structure and/or function of the protein and may be utilized as efficient structural and functional markers of association to complex diseases. This study is focused on nsSNP variants of the ligand binding domain of PPARγ a nuclear receptor in the superfamily of ligand inducible transcription factors that play an important role in regulating lipid metabolism and in several processes ranging from cellular differentiation and development to carcinogenesis...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203146/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-at-the-crossroads-of-brain-development-and-aging
#18
REVIEW
Sarah Wrigley, Donia Arafa, Daniela Tropea
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) is a polypeptide hormone structurally similar to insulin. It is central to the somatotropic axis, acting downstream of growth hormone (GH). It activates both the mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase and PI3K signaling pathways, acting in almost every tissue in the body to promote tissue growth and maturation through upregulation of anabolic processes. Overall GH and IGF1 signaling falls with age, suggesting that it is this reduced IGF1 activity that leads to age-related changes in organisms...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202332/cdc20-at-the-crossroads-between-chromosome-segregation-and-mitotic-exit
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REVIEW
Maria Kapanidou, Natalie L Curtis, Victor M Bolanos-Garcia
Cell-division cycle protein 20 homologue (Cdc20) has important functions in chromosome segregation and mitotic exit. Cdc20 is the target of the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) and a key cofactor of the anaphase-promoting complex or cyclosome (APC/C) E3 ubiquitin ligase, thus regulating APC/C ubiquitin activity on specific substrates for their subsequent degradation by the proteasome. Here we discuss the roles of Cdc20 in SAC signalling and mitotic exit, describe how the integration of traditional approaches with emerging technologies has revealed new details of Cdc20 functions, comment about the potential of Cdc20 as a therapeutic target for the treatment of human malignancies, and discuss recent advances and controversies in the mechanistic understanding of the control of chromosome segregation during cell division...
February 12, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191486/rigulation-of-sting-expression-at-the-crossroads-of-viral-rna-and-dna-sensing-pathways
#20
Yiliu Liu, Rongtuan Lin, David Olagnier
The innate immune sensing of pathogens is important for host to mount defensive responses. STING has emerged in recent years as a critical signaling adaptor in the immune response to cytosolic DNA and RNA derived from pathogens. Liu et al. (2016) demonstrate that the RIG-I-dependent RNA sensing signaling induces STING expression via a TNF-α and IFN-α synergy. The up-regulation of STING is vital for 5'pppRNA restriction of HSV, a DNA virus that infects humans and causes herpes, in vitro and in vivo. This study provides new insights into the cross talk between DNA and RNA pathogen-sensing systems via the control of STING...
January 1, 2017: Inflammation and Cell Signaling
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