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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458015/sulfenamide-and-sulfonamide-derivatives-of-metformin-can-exert-anti-coagulant-and-pro-fibrinolytic-properties
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Magdalena Markowicz-Piasecka, Kristiina M Huttunen, Łukasz Mateusiak, Elżbieta Mikiciuk-Olasik, Joanna Sikora
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterised not only by hyperglycaemia and insulin resistance but also an impaired balance between the processes of coagulation and fibrinolysis. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of metformin, a widely-used oral anti-diabetic drug, phenformin and eight sulfenamide and sulfonamide derivatives of metformin on several haemostasis parameters. Thrombin Time (TT) tests were performed according to the available commercial method. The activity of factor X was conducted based on deficient plasma factor X...
February 16, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456218/renal-anemia-syndromes-in-iraqi-hemodialysis-patients-according-to-iron-status
#2
Ala Ali, Riyadh M Salih
Anemia is common in patients on hemodialysis (HD). Adequate iron stores are essential for achieving the best hemoglobin level through maximum benefit from erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA). Decreased iron stores or decreased availability of iron are the most common reasons for resistance to the effect of these agents. Our objective was to categorize a group of Iraqi HD patients according to absolute or functional iron deficiency anemia (IDA); this study was conducted in the HD unit of the Baghdad Teaching Hospital from October 2012 to January 2013...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453462/gq-11-a-new-ppar-agonist-improves-obesity-induced-metabolic-alterations-in-ldlr-mice
#3
Jacqueline C Silva, Edson M de Oliveira, Walter M Turato, Gustavo H G Trossini, Vinícius G Maltarollo, Marina G R Pitta, Ivan R Pitta, Beatriz de Las Heras, Lisardo Boscá, Martina Rudnicki, Dulcineia S P Abdalla
BACKGROUND: Obesity and insulin resistance/diabetes are important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and demand safe and efficacious therapeutics. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of a new thiazolidine compound-GQ-11-on obesity and insulin resistance induced by a diabetogenic diet in LDL receptor-deficient (LDLr -/- ) mice. METHODS: Molecular docking simulations of GQ-11, PPARα and PPARγ structures were performed. Male C57BL/6J LDLr -/- mice fed a diabetogenic diet for 24 weeks were treated with vehicle, GQ-11 or pioglitazone or (20 mg/kg/day) for 28 days by oral gavage...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452640/serine-catabolism-by-shmt2-is-required-for-proper-mitochondrial-translation-initiation-and-maintenance-of-formylmethionyl-trnas
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Denise R Minton, Minwoo Nam, Daniel J McLaughlin, Jong Shin, Erol C Bayraktar, Samantha W Alvarez, Vladislav O Sviderskiy, Thales Papagiannakopoulos, David M Sabatini, Kıvanç Birsoy, Richard Possemato
Upon glucose restriction, eukaryotic cells upregulate oxidative metabolism to maintain homeostasis. Using genetic screens, we find that the mitochondrial serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT2) is required for robust mitochondrial oxygen consumption and low glucose proliferation. SHMT2 catalyzes the first step in mitochondrial one-carbon metabolism, which, particularly in proliferating cells, produces tetrahydrofolate (THF)-conjugated one-carbon units used in cytoplasmic reactions despite the presence of a parallel cytoplasmic pathway...
February 15, 2018: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452236/cardiac-and-placental-mitochondrial-characterization-in-a-rabbit-model-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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M Guitart-Mampel, A Gonzalez-Tendero, S Niñerola, C Morén, M Catalán-Garcia, I González-Casacuberta, D L Juárez-Flores, O Ugarteburu, L Matalonga, M V Cascajo, F Tort, A Cortés, E Tobias, J C Milisenda, J M Grau, F Crispi, E Gratacós, G Garrabou, F Cardellach
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with cardiovascular remodeling persisting into adulthood. Mitochondrial bioenergetics, essential for embryonic development and cardiovascular function, are regulated by nuclear effectors as sirtuins. A rabbit model of IUGR and cardiovascular remodeling was generated, in which heart mitochondrial alterations were observed by microscopic and transcriptomic analysis. We aimed to evaluate if such alterations are translated at a functional mitochondrial level to establish the etiopathology and potential therapeutic targets for this obstetric complication...
February 13, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451820/the-hcm-linked-w792r-mutation-in-cardiac-myosin-binding-protein-c-reduces-c6-fniii-domain-stability
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Dan F Smelter, Willem J De Lange, Wenxuan Cai, Ying Ge, John C Ralphe
Cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) is a functional sarcomeric protein that regulates contractility in response to contractile demand, and many mutations in cMyBP-C lead to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). To gain insight into the effects of disease-causing cMyBP-C missense mutations on contractile function, we expressed the pathogenic W792R mutation in mouse cardiomyocytes lacking endogenous cMyBP-C and studied the functional effects using three-dimensional engineered cardiac tissue (mECT) constructs...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451472/hepcidin-and-proinflammatory-markers-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-case-control-study
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Kamal Kumar Goyal, Abhijeet Saha, Puneet Kaur Sahi, Manpreet Kaur, Nand Kishore Dubey, Parul Goyal, Ashish Dutt Upadhayay
BACKGROUND: Hepcidin is the main regulator of hepcidin-ferroportin axis and is elevated in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Anemia of CKD and its relation to hepcidin, interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in iron- and erythropoietin (EPO)-naïve, non-dialyzed children with CKD is under-studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study aimed to study the levels of hepcidin and other proinflammatory markers (IL-6, TNF-α, hs-CRP) and their relation with anemia in iron- and erythropoietin-naïve, non-dialysis CKD (stage 3 - 5) patients...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449643/sirt2-regulates-oxidative-stress-induced-cell-death-through-deacetylation-of-c-jun-nh-2-terminal-kinase
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Mohsen Sarikhani, Sneha Mishra, Perumal Arumugam Desingu, Chaithanya Kotyada, Donald Wolfgeher, Mahesh P Gupta, Mahavir Singh, Nagalingam R Sundaresan
c-Jun NH 2 -terminal kinases (JNKs) are responsive to stress stimuli and their activation regulate key cellular functions, including cell survival, growth, differentiation and aging. Previous studies demonstrate that activation of JNK requires dual phosphorylation by the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinases. However, other post-translational mechanisms involved in regulating the activity of JNK have been poorly understood. In this work, we studied the functional significance of reversible lysine acetylation in regulating the kinase activity of JNK...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449623/targeted-disruption-of-the-inos-gene-improves-adipose-tissue-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-leptin-deficient-ob-ob-mice-role-of-tenascin-c
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S Becerril, A Rodríguez, V Catalán, L Méndez-Giménez, B Ramírez, N Sáinz, M Llorente, X Unamuno, J Gómez-Ambrosi, G Frühbeck
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity is related to a dynamic extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, which involves the synthesis and degradation of different proteins, such as tenascin C (TNC) in the adipose tissue (AT). Given the functional relationship between leptin and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), our aim was to analyze the impact of the absence of the iNOS gene in AT inflammation and ECM remodeling in ob/ob mice. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The expression of genes involved in inflammation and ECM remodeling was evaluated in 10-week-old male double knockout (DBKO) mice simultaneously lacking the ob and iNOS genes as well as in ob/ob mice classified into three groups [control, leptin-treated (1 mg kg -1 day -1 ) and pair-fed]...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445937/secondary-hemophagocytic-syndrome-associated-with-cog6-gene-defect-report-and-review
#10
Nouf Althonaian, Abdulrahman Alsultan, Eva Morava, Majid Alfadhel
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare but potentially fatal disease that is characterized by proliferation and infiltration of hyperactivated macrophages and T-lymphocytes. Clinically, it is characterized by prolonged fever, hepatosplenomegaly, hypertriglyceridemia, hypofibrinogenemia, pancytopenia, and hemophagocytosis in the bone marrow, spleen, or lymph nodes. It can be classified as primary if it is due to a genetic defect, or secondary if it is due to a different etiology such as severe infection, immune deficiency syndrome, rheumatological disorder, malignancy, and inborn errors of metabolism such as galactosemia, multiple sulfatase deficiency, lysinuric protein intolerance, Gaucher disease, Niemann-Pick disease, Wolman disease, propionic acidemia, methylmalonic acidemia, biotinidase deficiency, cobalamin C defect, galactosialidosis, Pearson syndrome, and long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (LCHAD) deficiency...
February 15, 2018: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445184/parental-micronutrient-deficiency-distorts-liver-dna-methylation-and-expression-of-lipid-genes-associated-with-a-fatty-liver-like-phenotype-in-offspring
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Kaja H Skjærven, Lars Martin Jakt, Jorge M O Fernandes, John Arne Dahl, Anne-Catrin Adam, Johanna Klughammer, Christoph Bock, Marit Espe
Micronutrient status of parents can affect long term health of their progeny. Around 2 billion humans are affected by chronic micronutrient deficiency. In this study we use zebrafish as a model system to examine morphological, molecular and epigenetic changes in mature offspring of parents that experienced a one-carbon (1-C) micronutrient deficiency. Zebrafish were fed a diet sufficient, or marginally deficient in 1-C nutrients (folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, methionine, choline), and then mated. Offspring livers underwent histological examination, RNA sequencing and genome-wide DNA methylation analysis...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444944/the-38k-mediated-specific-dephosphorylation-of-the-viral-core-protein-p6-9-plays-an-important-role-in-the-nucleocapsid-assembly-of-autographa-californica-multiple-nucleopolyhedrovirus
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Qingying Lai, Wenbi Wu, Ao Li, Wei Wang, Meijin Yuan, Kai Yang
Encapsidation of the viral genomes, leading to the assembly of the nucleocapsids to form infectious progeny virions, is a key step in many virus life cycles. Baculovirus nucleocapsid assembly is a complex process that involves many proteins. Our previous studies showed that the deletion of the core gene, 38K ( ac98 ) interrupted the nucleocapsid assembly by producing capsid sheaths devoid of viral genomes under unknown mechanism. All homologs of 38K contain conserved motifs of the haloacid dehalogenase superfamily, which are involved in phosphoryl transfer...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444827/site-specific-polyubiquitination-differentially-regulates-parathyroid-hormone-receptor-initiated-mapk-signaling-and-cell-proliferation
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Qiangmin Zhang, Kunhong Xiao, Hongda Liu, Lei Song, Jennifer C McGarvey, W Bruce Sneddon, Alessandro Bisello, Peter A Friedman
G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling and trafficking are essential for cellular function and regulated by phosphorylation, β-arrestin, and ubiquitination. The GPCR parathyroid hormone receptor (PTHR) exhibits time-dependent reversible ubiquitination. The exact ubiquitination sites in PTHR are unknown, but extend upstream of its intracellular tail. Here, using tandem MS, we identified Lys-388 in the third loop and Lys-484 in the C-terminal tail as primary ubiquitination sites in PTHR. We found that PTHR ubiquitination requires β-arrestin and does not display a preference for β-arrestin1 or 2...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443755/argininemia-as-a-cause-of-severe-chronic-stunting-and-partial-growth-hormone-deficiency-pghd-a-case-report
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Xiaotang Cai, Dan Yu, Yongmei Xie, Hui Zhou
RATIONALE: Argininemia is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder of the urea cycle. Because of its atypical symptoms in early age, diagnosis can be delayed until the typical chronic manifestations - including spastic diplegia, deterioration in cognitive function, and epilepsy - appear in later childhood. PATIENT CONCERNS: A Chinese boy initially presented with severe stunting and partial growth hormone deficiency (PGHD) at 3 years old and was initially treated with growth hormone replacement therapy...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440775/genetic-defects-in-mtdna-encoded-protein-translation-cause-pediatric-mitochondrial-cardiomyopathy-with-early-onset-brain-disease
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Rick Kamps, Radek Szklarczyk, Tom E Theunissen, Debby M E I Hellebrekers, Suzanne C E H Sallevelt, Iris B Boesten, Bart de Koning, Bianca J van den Bosch, Gajja S Salomons, Marisa Simas-Mendes, Rob Verdijk, Kees Schoonderwoerd, Irenaeus F M de Coo, Jo M Vanoevelen, Hubert J M Smeets
This study aims to identify gene defects in pediatric cardiomyopathy and early-onset brain disease with oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) deficiencies. We applied whole-exome sequencing in three patients with pediatric cardiomyopathy and early-onset brain disease with OXPHOS deficiencies. The brain pathology was studied by MRI analysis. In consanguineous patient 1, we identified a homozygous intronic variant (c.850-3A > G) in the QRSL1 gene, which was predicted to cause abnormal splicing. The variant segregated with the disease and affected the protein function, which was confirmed by complementation studies, restoring OXPHOS function only with wild-type QRSL1...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440708/differential-role-of-fl-bid-and-t-bid-during-verotoxin-1-induced-apoptosis-in-burkitt-s-lymphoma-cells
#16
Justine Debernardi, Emilie Hollville, Marc Lipinski, Joëlle Wiels, Aude Robert
The globotriaosylceramide Gb3 is a glycosphingolipid expressed on a subpopulation of germinal center B lymphocytes which has been recognized as the B cell differentiation antigen CD77. Among tumoral cell types, Gb3/CD77 is strongly expressed in Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) cells as well as other solid tumors including breast, testicular and ovarian carcinomas. One known ligand of Gb3/CD77 is Verotoxin-1 (VT-1), a Shiga toxin produced in specific E. coli strains. Previously, we have reported that in BL cells, VT-1 induces apoptosis via a caspase-dependent and mitochondria-dependent pathway...
February 14, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440426/sting-dependent-translation-inhibition-restricts-rna-virus-replication
#17
Kate M Franz, William J Neidermyer, Yee-Joo Tan, Sean P J Whelan, Jonathan C Kagan
In mammalian cells, IFN responses that occur during RNA and DNA virus infections are activated by distinct signaling pathways. The RIG-I-like-receptors (RLRs) bind viral RNA and engage the adaptor MAVS (mitochondrial antiviral signaling) to promote IFN expression, whereas cGAS (cGMP-AMP synthase) binds viral DNA and activates an analogous pathway via the protein STING (stimulator of IFN genes). In this study, we confirm that STING is not necessary to induce IFN expression during RNA virus infection but also find that STING is required to restrict the replication of diverse RNA viruses...
February 12, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436694/lrig1-negatively-regulates-ret-mutants-and-is-downregulated-in-thyroid-cancer
#18
David Lindquist, Fernando C Alsina, Carl Herdenberg, Catharina Larsson, Jo Höppener, Na Wang, Gustavo Paratcha, Miklós Tarján, Tibor Tot, Roger Henriksson, Håkan Hedman
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) are characterized by genomic rearrangements and point mutations in the proto-oncogene RET. Leucine-rich repeats and immunoglobulin-like domains 1 (LRIG1) is a suppressor of various receptor tyrosine kinases, including RET. LRIG1 expression levels are associated with patient survival in many cancer types. In the present study, we investigated whether the oncogenic RET mutants RET2A (C634R) and RET2B (M918T) were regulated by LRIG1, and the possible effects of LRIG1 expression in thyroid cancer were investigated in three different clinical cohorts and in a RET2B-driven mouse model of MTC...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434727/differentiation-of-rat-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-corneal-like-epithelial-cells-driven-by-pax6
#19
Jing Sun, Wei-Hua Liu, Feng-Mei Deng, Yong-Hui Luo, Ke Wen, Hong Zhang, Hai-Rong Liu, Jiang Wu, Bing-Yin Su, Yi-Lun Liu
Corneal integrity, transparency and vision acuity are maintained by corneal epithelial cells (CECs), which are continuously renewed by corneal limbal stem cells (LSCs). Deficiency of CECs and/or LSCs is associated with numerous ocular diseases. Paired box (PAX)6 is an eye development-associated transcription factor that is necessary for cell fate determination and differentiation of LSCs and CECs. In the present study, the PAX6 gene was introduced into adipose-derived rat mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) to investigate whether PAX6-transfected cells were able to transdifferentiate into corneal-like epithelial cells and to further verify whether the cells were suitable as a cell source for corneal transplantation...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434038/poldip2-is-an-oxygen-sensitive-protein-that-controls-pdh-and-%C3%AE-kgdh-lipoylation-and-activation-to-support-metabolic-adaptation-in-hypoxia-and-cancer
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Felipe Paredes, Kely Sheldon, Bernard Lassègue, Holly C Williams, Elizabeth A Faidley, Gloria A Benavides, Gloria Torres, Fernanda Sanhueza-Olivares, Samantha M Yeligar, Kathy K Griendling, Victor Darley-Usmar, Alejandra San Martin
Although the addition of the prosthetic group lipoate is essential to the activity of critical mitochondrial catabolic enzymes, its regulation is unknown. Here, we show that lipoylation of the pyruvate dehydrogenase and α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase (αKDH) complexes is a dynamically regulated process that is inhibited under hypoxia and in cancer cells to restrain mitochondrial respiration. Mechanistically, we found that the polymerase-δ interacting protein 2 (Poldip2), a nuclear-encoded mitochondrial protein of unknown function, controls the lipoylation of the pyruvate and α-KDH dihydrolipoamide acetyltransferase subunits by a mechanism that involves regulation of the caseinolytic peptidase (Clp)-protease complex and degradation of the lipoate-activating enzyme Ac-CoA synthetase medium-chain family member 1 (ACSM1)...
February 6, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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