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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527710/ccn3-regulates-macrophage-foam-cell-formation-and-atherosclerosis
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Hong Shi, Chao Zhang, Vinay Pasupuleti, Xingjian Hu, Domenick A Prosdocimo, Wenconghui Wu, Yulan Qing, Shitong Wu, Haneen Mohammad, Stanton L Gerson, Bernard Perbal, Philip A Klenotic, Nianguo Dong, Zhiyong Lin
Recent studies implicate the Cyr61, CTGF, Nov (CCN) matricellular signaling protein family as emerging players in vascular biology, with NOV (alias CCN3) as an important regulator of vascular homeostasis. Herein, we examined the role of CCN3 in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In response to a 15-week high-fat diet feeding, CCN3-deficient mice on the atherosclerosis-prone Apoe(-/-) background developed increased aortic lipid-rich plaques compared to control Apoe(-/-) mice, a result that was observed in the absence of alterations in plasma lipid content...
June 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527240/recurrent-deep-vein-thrombosis-after-the-first-venous-thromboembolism-event-a-single-institution-experience
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Mohammad Asim, Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar
BACKGROUND We investigated the frequency, clinical presentation, risk factors, and outcome after the first deep vein thrombosis (DVT) event. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study was conducted for patients with DVT between 2008 and 2012 with a 1-year follow-up. Patients were divided into 2 groups: single vs. recurrent DVT (RDVT). RESULTS Of the 6420 patients screened for DVT, 662 (10.3%) had DVT. RDVT constituted 22% of cases. A single event was more frequent in left lower limb DVT (p=0.01), while RDVT cases had more bilateral DVT (p=0...
May 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526873/role-of-s-palmitoylation-by-zdhhc13-in-mitochondrial-function-and-metabolism-in-liver
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Li-Fen Shen, Yi-Ju Chen, Kai-Ming Liu, Amir N Saleem Haddad, I-Wen Song, Hsiao-Yuh Roan, Li-Ying Chen, Jeffrey J Y Yen, Yu-Ju Chen, Jer-Yuarn Wu, Yuan-Tsong Chen
Palmitoyltransferase (PAT) catalyses protein S-palmitoylation which adds 16-carbon palmitate to specific cysteines and contributes to various biological functions. We previously reported that in mice, deficiency of Zdhhc13, a member of the PAT family, causes severe phenotypes including amyloidosis, alopecia, and osteoporosis. Here, we show that Zdhhc13 deficiency results in abnormal liver function, lipid abnormalities, and hypermetabolism. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying these disease phenotypes, we applied a site-specific quantitative approach integrating an alkylating resin-assisted capture and mass spectrometry-based label-free strategy for studying the liver S-palmitoylome...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524723/l1-retrotransposition-is-activated-by-ten-eleven-translocation-protein-1-and-repressed-by-methyl-cpg-binding-proteins
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Peng Zhang, Anne K Ludwig, Florian D Hastert, Cathia Rausch, Anne Lehmkuhl, Ines Hellmann, Martha Smets, Heinrich Leonhardt, M Cristina Cardoso
One of the major functions of DNA methylation is the repression of transposable elements, such as the long-interspersed nuclear element 1 (L1). The underlying mechanism(s), however, are unclear. Here, we addressed how retrotransposon activation and mobilization are regulated by methyl-cytosine modifying ten-eleven-translocation (Tet) proteins and how this is modulated by methyl-CpG binding domain (MBD) proteins. We show that Tet1 activates both, endogenous and engineered L1 retrotransposons. Furthermore, we found that Mecp2 and Mbd2 repress Tet1-mediated activation of L1 by preventing 5hmC formation at the L1 promoter...
May 19, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523927/retinoid-bms411-4-5-5-dimethyl-8-phenyl-5-6-dihydronaphthalen-2-yl-carbonyl-amino-benzoic-acid-a-potential-inhibitor-of-ns5a-protein-of-hepatitis-c-virus-a-candidate-for-combined-therapy-of-hepatitis-c-infection
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S Ibrahim, M J Asad, R T Mahmood, F H Wattoo, S Akhter, D Shahwar
Hepatitis C infection is a serious health issue worldwide caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). There is an urgent need of search for new direct acting antiviral drugs due to the rapid development of drug resistance. The HCV NS5A protein is involved in creating resistance against antiviral therapy and there are also many reports that vitamin A deficiency is associated with non-responsiveness to antiviral treatment in HCV infected patients. So the present in silico study was aimed to find the relation between vitamin A deficiency and the NS5A protein's function in antiviral resistance...
2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522807/traf3-enhances-tcr-signaling-by-regulating-the-inhibitors-csk-and-ptpn22
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Alicia M Wallis, Ellie C Wallace, Bruce S Hostager, Zuoan Yi, Jon C D Houtman, Gail A Bishop
The adaptor protein TNF receptor associated factor (TRAF) 3 is required for effective TCR signaling and normal T cell effector functions, and associates with the CD3/CD28 complex upon activation. To determine how TRAF3 promotes proximal TCR signaling, we studied TRAF3-deficient mouse and human T cells, which showed a marked reduction in activating phosphorylation of the TCR-associated kinase Lck. The impact of TRAF3 on this very early signaling event led to the hypothesis that TRAF3 restrains one or both of two known inhibitors of Lck, C-terminal Src kinase (Csk) and protein tyrosine phosphatase N22 (PTPN22)...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522285/production-of-3-hydroxypropionic-acid-via-the-malonyl-coa-pathway-using-recombinant-fission-yeast-strains
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Akiko Suyama, Yujiro Higuchi, Masahiro Urushihara, Yuka Maeda, Kaoru Takegawa
3-Hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) can be converted into derivatives such as acrylic acid, a source for producing super absorbent polymers. Although Escherichia coli has often been used for 3-HP production, it exhibits low tolerance to 3-HP. To circumvent this problem, we selected the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as this microorganism has higher tolerance to 3-HP than E. coli. Therefore, we constructed S. pombe transformants overexpressing two genes, one encoding the S. pombe acetyl-CoA carboxylase (Cut6p) and the other encoding the malonyl-CoA reductase derived from Chloroflexus aurantiacus (CaMCR)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521833/hiv-infection-hypercoagulability-and-ischaemic-stroke-in-adults-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-in-zambia-a-case-control-study
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Stanley Zimba, Patrice Mukomena Ntanda, Shabir Lakhi, Masharip Atadzhanov
BACKGROUND: In Zambia, 14.2% of adults have HIV/AIDS. There has been a substantial and significant increase in patients hospitalized for ischaemic stroke with co-existing HIV infection. However, little is known about the mechanism of stroke in these HIV + ve patients let alone studied in our region. The aim of this pilot study was to explore the association of hypercoagulability state in HIV + ve patients with ischaemic stroke. This was achieved by comparing hypercoagulability state markers between HIV + ve ischaemic stroke patients with HIV-ve and HIV + ve patients with and without ischaemic stroke respectively...
May 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516085/analysis-of-septin-reorganization-at-cytokinesis-using-polarized-fluorescence-microscopy
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Molly McQuilken, Maximilian S Jentzsch, Amitabh Verma, Shalin B Mehta, Rudolf Oldenbourg, Amy S Gladfelter
Septins are conserved filament-forming proteins that act in diverse cellular processes. They closely associate with membranes and, in some systems, components of the cytoskeleton. It is not well understood how filaments assemble into higher-order structures in vivo or how they are remodeled throughout the cell cycle. In the budding yeast S. cerevisiae, septins are found through most of the cell cycle in an hourglass organization at the mother-bud neck until cytokinesis when the collar splits into two rings that disassemble prior to the next cell cycle...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516000/role-of-a-dual-splicing-and-amino-acid-code-in-myopia-cone-dysfunction-and-cone-dystrophy-associated-with-l-m-opsin-interchange-mutations
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Scott H Greenwald, James A Kuchenbecker, Jessica S Rowlan, Jay Neitz, Maureen Neitz
PURPOSE: Human long (L) and middle (M) wavelength cone opsin genes are highly variable due to intermixing. Two L/M cone opsin interchange mutants, designated LIAVA and LVAVA, are associated with clinical diagnoses, including red-green color vision deficiency, blue cone monochromacy, cone degeneration, myopia, and Bornholm Eye Disease. Because the protein and splicing codes are carried by the same nucleotides, intermixing L and M genes can cause disease by affecting protein structure and splicing...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515227/frontline-science-eosinophil-deficient-mbp-1-and-epx-double-knockout-mice-link-pulmonary-remodeling-and-airways-dysfunction-with-type-2-inflammation
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Sergei I Ochkur, Alfred D Doyle, Elizabeth A Jacobsen, William E LeSuer, Wen Li, Cheryl A Protheroe, Katie R Zellner, Dana Colbert, HuaHao H Shen, Charlie G Irvin, James J Lee, Nancy A Lee
Eosinophils and the release of cationic granule proteins have long been implicated in the development of the type 2-induced pathologies linked with respiratory inflammation. Paradoxically, the ablation of the two genes encoding the most abundant of these granule proteins, major basic protein-1 (MBP-1) and eosinophil peroxidase (EPX), results in a near collapse of eosinophilopoiesis. The specificity of this lineage ablation and the magnitude of the induced eosinopenia provide a unique opportunity to clarify the importance of eosinophils in acute and chronic inflammatory settings, as well as to identify potential mechanism(s) of action linked with pulmonary eosinophils in those settings...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514723/genomic-profiling-of-pelvic-genital-type-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-woman-with-a-germline-chek2-c-1100delc-mutation-and-a-concomitant-diagnosis-of-metastatic-invasive-ductal-breast-carcinoma
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My Linh Thibodeau, Caralyn Reisle, Eric Zhao, Lee Ann Martin, Yazeed Alwelaie, Karen L Mungall, Carolyn Ch'ng, Ruth Thomas, Tony Ng, Stephen Yip, Howard Lim, Sophie Sun, Sean S Young, Aly Karsan, Yongjun Zhao, Andrew J Mungall, Richard A Moore, Daniel Renouf, Karen Gelmon, Yussanne P Ma, Malcolm Hayes, Janessa Laskin, Marco A Marra, Kasmintan A Schrader, Steven J M Jones
INTRODUCTION: We describe a woman with the known pathogenic germline variant CHEK2:c.1100delC and synchronous diagnoses of both pelvic genital type leiomyosarcoma and metastatic invasive ductal breast carcinoma. CHEK2 (checkpoint kinase 2) is a tumour suppressor gene encoding a serine/threonine-protein kinase (CHEK2) involved in double-strand DNA break repair and cell cycle arrest. The CHEK2:c.1100delC variant is a moderate penetrance allele resulting in an approximate 2-fold increase in breast cancer risk...
May 16, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514663/fatty-acid-oxidation-in-zebrafish-adipose-tissue-is-promoted-by-1%C3%AE-25-oh-2d3
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Xuyan Peng, Guohui Shang, Wenqing Wang, Xiaowen Chen, Qiyong Lou, Gang Zhai, Dongliang Li, Zhenyu Du, Yali Ye, Xia Jin, Jiangyan He, Yi Zhang, Zhan Yin
1α,25(OH)2D3 (vitamin D3) is crucial for mineral homeostasis in mammals, but the precise effects of 1α,25(OH)2D3 in adipose tissue remain to be clarified in vivo. The initial 25-hydroxylation is catalyzed by liver microsomal cytochrome P450 2R1 (CYP2R1), which is conserved in vertebrates. To probe the physiological function(s) of 1α,25(OH)2D3 in teleosts, we generated two independent cyp2r1-deficient zebrafish lines. These mutants exhibit retarded growth and increased obesity, especially in the visceral adipose tissue (VAT)...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513596/an-innate-defense-peptide-bpifa1-splunc1-restricts-influenza-a-virus-infection
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K M Akram, N A Moyo, G H Leeming, L Bingle, S Jasim, S Hussain, A Schorlemmer, A Kipar, P Digard, R A Tripp, R V Shohet, C D Bingle, J P Stewart
The airway epithelium secretes proteins that function in innate defense against infection. Bactericidal/permeability-increasing fold-containing family member A1 (BPIFA1) is secreted into airways and has a protective role during bacterial infections, but it is not known whether it also has an antiviral role. To determine a role in host defense against influenza A virus (IAV) infection and to find the underlying defense mechanism, we developed transgenic mouse models that are deficient in BPIFA1 and used these, in combination with in vitro three-dimensional mouse tracheal epithelial cell (mTEC) cultures, to investigate its antiviral properties...
May 17, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511328/-effects-of-apolipoprotein-e-deficiency-on-sphingosine-1-phosphate-distribution-in-plasma-and-lipoproteins-of-mice
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X Q Yang, Y Yu, S D Guo, Y J Cui, G L Hu, L Feng, D X Wang, S C Qin
Objective: To investigate the effects of apolipoprotein E deficiency (Apo E(-/-)) on plasma and lipoprotein distribution of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in mice. Methods: Five male or female Apo E(-/-) or wild type (WT) mice were fed with chow diet and sacrificed at 32-week-age and plasma was collected. The constituents of lipoprotein(very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL)) were separated by ultracentrifuge. The protein concentration of constituents was detected by BCA protein quantitative kit, and the S1P concentration in plasma and various lipoprotein constituents was detected by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
May 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509332/myeloid-but-not-epithelial-tissue-factor-exerts-protective-anti-inflammatory-properties-in-acid-aspiration-induced-acute-lung-injury
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J B Kral-Pointner, W C Schrottmaier, V Horvath, H Datler, L Hell, C Ay, B Niederreiter, B Jilma, J A Schmid, A Assinger, N Mackman, S Knapp, G Schabbauer
INTRODUCTION: Acute lung injury (ALI) is a life-threatening condition characterized by damaged alveolar-capillary structures and activation of inflammatory and hemostatic processes. Tissue factor (TF) represents a crucial link between inflammation and coagulation, as inflammatory mediators induce myeloid TF expression and TF initiates the extrinsic coagulation. OBJECTIVE: Since pulmonary inflammation stimulates TF expression and TF modulates immune responses, we aimed to elucidate its impact on ALI...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507037/systemic-activation-of-nrf2-alleviates-lethal-autoimmune-inflammation-in-scurfy-mice
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Takuma Suzuki, Shohei Murakami, Shyam S Biswal, Shimon Sakaguchi, Hideo Harigae, Masayuki Yamamoto, Hozumi Motohashi
The transcription factor NRF2 (nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2) plays crucial roles in the defense mechanisms against oxidative stress and mediates anti-inflammatory actions in various pathological conditions. Recent studies have shown that the dysfunction of regulatory T cells (Tregs) is directly linked to the initiation and progression of various autoimmune diseases. To determine the Treg-independent impact of NRF2 activation on autoimmune inflammation, we examined Scurfy (Sf) mice that are deficient in Tregs and succumb to severe multi-organ inflammation by 4 weeks of age...
May 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506129/kidney-injury-in-infants-and-children-with-iron-deficiency-anemia-before-and-after-iron-treatment
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Rasha H Hassan, Shaimaa M Kandil, Mayada S Zeid, Maysaa E Zaki, Ashraf E Fouda
BACKGROUND: Our study aimed to investigate the effects of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) on renal tubular functions before and after iron treatment for infants and children with IDA. We measured urinary levels of two kidney injury markers: neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-six infants and children with IDA and 20 matched healthy controls were included. We assessed different laboratory parameters, estimated glomerular filtration rate, urinary levels of NGAL, and L-FABP...
May 16, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505300/impact-of-glutathione-metabolism-on-zinc-homeostasis-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Matthias G Steiger, Anett Patzschke, Caterina Holz, Christine Lang, Tim Causon, Stephan Hann, Diethard Mattanovich, Michael Sauer
Zinc is a crucial mineral for all organisms as it is an essential cofactor for the proper function of a plethora of proteins and depletion of zinc causes oxidative stress. Glutathione is the major redox buffering agent in the cell and therefore important for mitigation of the adverse effects of oxidative stress. In mammalian cells, zinc deficiency is accompanied by a glutathione depletion. In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the opposite effect is observed: under low zinc conditions an elevated glutathione concentration is found...
May 12, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505249/sialic-acid-deficiency-is-associated-with-oxidative-stress-leading-to-muscle-atrophy-and-weakness-in-the-gne-myopathy
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Anna Cho, May Christine V Malicdan, Miho Miyakawa, Ikuya Nonaka, Ichizo Nishino, Satoru Noguchi
Sialic acids are monosaccharides found in terminal sugar chains of cell surfaces and proteins; they have various biological functions and have been implicated in health and disease. Genetic defects of the GNE gene which encodes a critical bifunctional enzyme for sialic acid biosynthesis, lead to GNE myopathy, a disease manifesting with progressive muscle atrophy and weakness. The likely mechanism of disease is a lack of sialic acids. There remains, however, an unexplained link between hyposialylation and the muscle atrophy and weakness...
May 13, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
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