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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678695/the-imd-pathway-regulates-lysozyme-like-proteins-llps-in-the-silkmoth-antheraea-mylitta
#1
Valluri V Satyavathi, Amr A Mohamed, Swetha Kumari, Dadala M Mamatha, Bernard Duvic
Lysozyme-like proteins (LLPs) are members of the glycoside hydrolase family 22 (CAZY GH22). Unlike conventional c-type lysozymes (EC 3.2.1.17), LLPs lack specific catalytic amino acid residues essential for muramidase activity. Previous reports indicated upregulation of LLPs upon bacterial infection in the wild silkworm, Antheraea mylitta as well as in the domesticated silkworm, Bombyx mori. In the present work, we studied the signaling pathways mediating the production of LLPs using RNA interference-mediated knockdown of Spätzle, Relish and STAT, the key regulators of Toll, IMD (Immune deficiency) and JAK/STAT pathways, respectively...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676624/signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-1-regulates-multiwalled-carbon-nanotube-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice-via-suppression-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-production-and-signaling
#2
Katherine S Duke, Alexia J Taylor, Mark D Ihrie, Kelly A Shipkowski, Erinn C Needham, James C Bonner
RATIONALE: Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are a potential risk for pulmonary fibrosis because of their fiber-like shape; other physicochemical features, such as rigidity, could also confer fibrogenicity. The signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) is an important antifibrogenic transcription factor that promotes fibroblast growth arrest. STAT1-deficient (Stat1-/- ) mice are susceptible to pulmonary fibrosis. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we hypothesized that Stat1-/- mice exhibit a differential fibrogenic response to tangled MWCNTs versus rigid MWCNTs above that seen with wild-type (Stat1+/+ ) mice...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674209/possible-mechanisms-underlying-fatty-liver-in-a-rat-model-of-male-hypogonadism-a-protective-role-for-testosterone
#3
Hussein F Sakr, Abdelaziz M Hussein, Elsayed A Eid, Mahmoud AlKhateeb
AIMS: To investigate the effects of testosterone (Test) deficiency and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and associated peripheral insulin resistance (IR) in male rats and to illustrate the underlying mechanisms of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups as follows: 1) sham-operated group (n=11), 2) ORCD-induced group (n=9) exposed to orchidectomy (ORCD), achieved by complete surgical removal of testicles, and 3) ORCD+ Test treated group (n=10) (11 ng/ mL Test propionate, 3x/week, S...
April 16, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673971/changes-in-trophoblasts-gene-expression-in-response-to-perchlorate-exposition
#4
De la Peña Sol, Santiago-Roque Isela, Olivo-Vidal Zendy, Navarro-Meza Mónica, Xochihua-Rosas Irene, Arroyo-Helguera Omar
Contaminated water with chlorates is a public health problem associated with iodine deficiency. Epidemiological evidence shows that iodine deficiency is a risk factor for preeclampsia (PE). In this study we use human BeWo trophoblast cells exposed to perchlorate (KClO4 ) and changes in gene expression were analyzed by microarrays, quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) and immunoblot. The microarray analysis identified 48 transcripts up-regulated and 112 down-regulated in comparison with non-exposed trophoblast. The qRT-PCR analysis confirmed changes in GAS7, PKP2, Emilin, Dynatic 3, protocadherins 11, 15, gamma A12, EGFR, SAFB1, ACE2, ANXA2, Apoliprotein E, SREBF1, and C/EBP-β...
April 16, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671116/mpdu1-regulates-ceacam1-and-cell-adhesion-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#5
Daniel C Bennett, Aurelie Cazet, Jon Charest, Joseph N Contessa
N-linked glycosylation (NLG) is a co-translational modification that is essential for the folding, stability, and trafficking of transmembrane (TM) and secretory glycoproteins. Efficient NLG requires the stepwise synthesis and en bloc transfer of a 14-sugar carbohydrate known as a lipid-linked oligosaccharide (LLO). The genetics of LLO biosynthesis have been established in yeast and Chinese hamster systems, but human models of LLO biosynthesis are lacking. In this study we report that Kato III human gastric cancer cells represent a model of deficient LLO synthesis, possessing a homozygous deletion of the LLO biosynthesis factor, MPDU1...
April 18, 2018: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669778/factor-viia-induces-anti-inflammatory-signaling-via-epcr-and-par1
#6
Vijay Kondreddy, Jue Wang, Shiva Keshava, Charles T Esmon, L Vijaya Mohan Rao, Usha R Pendurthi
Recent studies show that endothelial cell protein C receptor (EPCR) interacts with diverse ligands, in addition to its known ligands protein C and activated protein C (APC). We showed in earlier studies that procoagulant clotting factor VIIa (FVIIa) binds EPCR and down-regulates EPCR-mediated anticoagulation and induces endothelial barrier protective effect. Here, we investigated the effect of FVIIa interaction with EPCR on endothelial cell inflammation and LPS-induced inflammatory responses in vivo. Treatment of endothelial cells with FVIIa suppressed TNFα- and LPS-induced expression of cellular adhesion molecules and adherence of monocytes to endothelial cells...
April 18, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669317/palmitate-activates-ccl4-expression-in-human-monocytic-cells-via-tlr4-myd88-dependent-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-pi3k-signaling-systems
#7
Shihab Kochumon, Ajit Wilson, Betty Chandy, Steve Shenouda, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Sardar Sindhu, Rasheed Ahmad
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obesity is associated with adipose tissue inflammation which plays a key role in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Saturated free fatty acids (SFAs) levels are found to be elevated in obesity and T2D. Chemokines are known to have potent inflammatory functions in a wide range of biological processes linked to immunological disorders. Since CCL4 (Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 4), also known as macrophage inflammatory protein-1β (MIP-1β), plays an important role in the migration of monocytes into the adipose tissue, we investigated the expression of CCL4 in monocytic cells/macrophages following activation with free fatty acid palmitate...
April 13, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669282/an-unusual-prohibitin-regulates-malaria-parasite-mitochondrial-membrane-potential
#8
Joachim Michael Matz, Christian Goosmann, Kai Matuschewski, Taco Wilhelmus Antonius Kooij
Proteins of the stomatin/prohibitin/flotillin/HfIK/C (SPFH) family are membrane-anchored and perform diverse cellular functions in different organelles. Here, we investigate the SPFH proteins of the murine malaria model parasite Plasmodium berghei, the conserved prohibitin 1, prohibitin 2, and stomatin-like protein and an unusual prohibitin-like protein (PHBL). The SPFH proteins localize to the parasite mitochondrion. While the conserved family members could not be deleted from the Plasmodium genome, PHBL was successfully ablated, resulting in impaired parasite fitness and attenuated virulence in the mammalian host...
April 17, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668537/cerebral-sinus-venous-thrombosis-and-prothrombotic-risk-factors-in-children-a-single-center-experience-from-turkey
#9
Alper Ozcan, Mehmet Canpolat, Selim Doganay, Ekrem Unal, Musa Karakukcu, Mehmet A Ozdemir, Turkan Patiroglu
BACKGROUND: Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (CSVT) is a rare cerebrovascular disease that may be life-threatening, especially in children. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical presentation, radiologic imaging, underlying conditions, treatment, and outcomes of children with CSVT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 23 consecutive children aged between 1 month to 18 years with CSVT, who were followed-up in Erciyes University Children's Hospital, were retrospectively enrolled in the study from January 2000 to December 2016...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668445/pathobiochemical-mechanisms-relating-iron-homeostasis-with-parameters-of-inflammatory-activity-and-autoimmune-disorders-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Katya I Stefanova, Ginka T Delcheva, Ana I Maneva, Anastas Z Batalov, Mariela G Geneva-Popova, Rositza V Karalilova, Kiril K Simitchiev
AIM: To find the correlations between the parameters of iron homeostasis, inflammatory activity and autoimmune disorders in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study included 114 patients with RA and 42 healthy controls. We determined the parameters of iron homeostasis: serum iron, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), ferritin and soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), the parameters of inflammatory activity: C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and prohepcidin, and the parameters of autoimmune disorders: rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (antiCCP) antibodies and DAS 28...
March 1, 2018: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667913/ubiquitin-c-terminal-hydrolase-l1-deletion-is-associated-with-urinary-%C3%AE-klotho-deficiency-and-perturbed-phosphate-homeostasis
#11
Naomi C Boisvert, Chet E Holterman, Alexey Gutsol, Josee Coulombe, Wanling Pan, R Todd Alexander, Douglas A Gray, Chris R Kennedy
Loss of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCHL1), a deubiquitinating enzyme required for neuronal function, led to hyperphosphatemia accompanied by phosphaturia in mice, while calcium homeostasis remained intact. We therefore investigated the mechanisms underlying the phosphate imbalance in Uchl1-/- mice. Interestingly, phosphaturia was not a result of lower renal brush border membrane sodium-phosphate cotransporter expression as sodium-phosphate cotransporter 2a and 2c expression levels were similar to wild type levels...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667777/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-conditional-medium-promotes-leydig-cell-anti-apoptosis-and-proliferation-via-autophagy-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#12
Xiaoling Guo, Yong Chen, Tingting Hong, Xianwu Chen, Yue Duan, Chao Li, Renshan Ge
Leydig cell transplantation is a better alternative in the treatment of androgen-deficient males. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived conditioned medium (iPS-CM) on the anti-apoptosis, proliferation and function of immature Leydig cells (ILCs), and illuminate the underlying mechanisms. ILCs were exposed to 200 μmol/L hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) for 24 hours with or without iPS-CM treatments. Cell apoptosis was detected by flow cytometric analysis...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666899/altered-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-ultrastructure-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Cynthia M F Monaco, Meghan C Hughes, Sofhia V Ramos, Nina E Varah, Christian Lamberz, Fasih A Rahman, Chris McGlory, Mark A Tarnopolsky, Matthew P Krause, Robert Laham, Thomas J Hawke, Christopher G R Perry
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: A comprehensive assessment of skeletal muscle ultrastructure and mitochondrial bioenergetics has not been undertaken in individuals with type 1 diabetes. This study aimed to systematically assess skeletal muscle mitochondrial phenotype in young adults with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Physically active, young adults (men and women) with type 1 diabetes (HbA1c 63.0 ± 16.0 mmol/mol [7.9% ± 1.5%]) and without type 1 diabetes (control), matched for sex, age, BMI and level of physical activity, were recruited (n = 12/group) to undergo vastus lateralis muscle microbiopsies...
April 18, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666197/linking-developmental-diet-to-adult-foraging-choice-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#14
Lucy Rebecca Davies, Mads F Schou, Torsten N Kristensen, Volker Loeschcke
Rather than maximizing intake of available macronutrients, insects increase intake of some nutrients and restrict intake of others. This selective consumption influences, and potentially optimizes developmental time, reproduction and lifespan of the organism. Studies so far have focused on discriminating between protein and carbohydrate and the consequences on fitness components at different life stages. However, it is largely unknown if and how the developmental diets, which may entail habitat specific nutrient restrictions, affect the selective consumption of adults...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665924/-analysis-of-phenotype-and-l12r-mutation-in-signal-peptide-and-3-non-translation-region-c11814-insaa-mutation-of-f7-gene-in-a-family-with-hereditary-coagulation-factor-vii-deficiency
#15
Shan Liu, Jing-Yu Zhang, Zheng-Rong Li, Yan Wang, Zhi-Yun Niu, Feng-Ru Lin
OBJECTIVE: To examine one young female patient with hereditary FVII deficiency and her family members, to observe the gene mutation and clinical phenotype, and to investigate the molecular mechanism of the dysfunction. METHODS: Prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromoploastin time (APTT), fibrinogen (Fg) and FVII activity (FVII:C) and FVII antigen (FVII:Ag) were tested. The gene mutations were sought by DNA sequencing for all of the exons and flanks, 5' and 3' non-translation region of F7 gene...
April 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665734/in-vivo-antitumor-effects-of-mk615-led-by-pd-l1-downregulation
#16
Masashi Yanaki, Masayuki Kobayashi, Atsushi Aruga, Minoru Nomura, Makoto Ozaki
BACKGROUND/AIM: MK615 extracted from Prunus mume was reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. In this article, we examined the in vivo antitumor effect of MK615 (an extract from Japanese apricot) using mouse tumor xenografts and focusing on the downregulation of PD-L1 (programmed death-ligand 1), a ligand of programmed cell death-1, a surface protein of activated T cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: B16/BL6 melanoma cells were injected into C57BL/6 or BALB/c-nu/nu mice to establish lung metastasis...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664006/a-genetic-program-mediates-cold-warming-response-and-promotes-stress-induced-phenoptosis-in-c-elegans
#17
Wei Jiang, Yuehua Wei, Yong Long, Arthur Owen, Bingying Wang, Xuebing Wu, Shuo Luo, Yongjun Dang, Dengke K Ma
How multicellular organisms respond to and are impacted by severe hypothermic stress is largely unknown. From C. elegans screens for mutants abnormally responding to cold-warming stimuli, we identify a molecular genetic pathway comprising ISY-1, a conserved uncharacterized protein, and ZIP-10, a bZIP-type transcription factor. ISY-1 gatekeeps the ZIP-10 transcriptional program by regulating the microRNA mir-60 . Downstream of ISY-1 and mir-60 , zip-10 levels rapidly and specifically increase upon transient cold-warming exposure...
April 17, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662269/two-siblings-with-congenital-central-hypothyroidism-caused-by-a-novel-mutation-in-the-igsf1-gene
#18
Makiko Oguma, Mizuki Kobayashi, Masayo Yamazaki, Koji Yokoyama, Shuntaro Morikawa, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Takanori Yamagata, Toshihiro Tajima
Genetic defects in the immunoglobulin superfamily member 1(IGSF1) protein are the cause of congenital central hypothyroidism (C-CH). Here we report two Japanese siblings with C-CH due to a novel IGSF1 mutation. The youngest brother showed a failure to thrive, hypothermia, and neonatal icterus six days after birth. Further endocrine evaluations led to the diagnosis of C-CH. In addition, PRL deficiency was later detected. In contrast, the elder brother did not show symptoms of severe hypothyroidism during the neonatal period, but he had been followed up by doctors due to psychomotor developmental delays since the age of 1 yr...
2018: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661782/doc2b-protects-%C3%AE-cells-against-inflammatory-damage-and-enhances-function
#19
Arianne Aslamy, Eunjin Oh, Erika M Olson, Jing Zhang, Miwon Ahn, Abu Saleh Md Moin, Ragadeepthi Tunduguru, Vishal A Salunkhe, Rajakrishnan Veluthakal, Debbie C Thurmond
Loss of functional β-cell mass is an early feature of type 1 diabetes. To release insulin, β-cells require soluble n-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor-attachment protein receptor (SNARE) complexes, as well as SNARE complex regulatory proteins like Double C2-domain protein β (DOC2B). We hypothesized that DOC2B deficiency or overabundance may confer susceptibility or protection, respectively, to the functional β-cell mass. Indeed, Doc2b +/- knockout mice show an unusually severe response to multiple-low-dose streptozotocin (MLD-STZ), resulting in more apoptotic β-cells and a smaller β-cell mass...
April 16, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661746/effects-of-oral-vitamin-d-3-supplementation-in-stage-3-chronic-kidney-disease-subjects-insulin-resistance-syndrome-and-hormonal-disturb-interactions
#20
Amina Tahar, Faiza Zerdoumi, Messaoud Saidani, Lakhdar Griene, Elhadj-Ahmed Koceir
The 1-25-hydroxyvitamine D (1-25OHD) or calcitriol deficiency in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients was associated with increases vascular calcification risk, nephrons reduction, bone deficit and cardiovascular mortality by atherosclerosis. The objective of this study was to investigate the pleiotropic effects of 200.000 IU (D200 group) every 3 months versus 30.000 IU (D30 group) every month dose vitamin D supplementation in stage 3 CKD patients. A cohort of 132 adult subjects was randomized into 2 groups according to dose vitamin D supplementation in deficient subjects (25OHD <50 nmol/L or <20 ng/mL)...
April 16, 2018: Annales de Biologie Clinique
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