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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538210/correlation-of-hamp-gene-polymorphisms-and-expression-with-the-susceptibility-and-length-of-hospital-stays-in-taiwanese-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Ying-Hsien Huang, Kuender D Yang, Yu-Wen Hsu, Hsing-Fang Lu, Henry Sung-Ching Wong, Hong-Ren Yu, Hsing-Chun Kuo, Fu-Chen Huang, Mao-Hung Lo, Kai-Sheng Hsieh, Su-Fen Chen, Wei-Chiao Chang, Ho-Chang Kuo
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a form of systemic vasculitis. Regarding its pathogenesis, HAMP gene encoding hepcidin, which is significant for iron metabolism, has a vital function. In this study, we recruited a total of 381 KD patients for genotyping. Data from 997 subjects (500 subjects from cohort 1; 497 subjects from cohort 2) were used for analysis. Using TaqMan allelic discrimination, we determined five tag SNPs (rs916145, rs10421768, rs3817623, rs7251432, and rs2293689). Treatment outcome data related to such clinical phenotypes as coronary artery lesions (CAL), coronary artery aneurysms (CAA), and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) effects were also collected...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530443/association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-the-hepcidin-promoter-gene-with-susceptibility-to-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis
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Li Liang, Huijuan Liu, Jun Yue, Li-Rong Liu, Min Han, Liu-Lin Luo, Yan-Lin Zhao, Heping Xiao
BACKGROUND: Hepcidin is a 25-amino acid peptide produced by the liver in response to inflammation and iron overload. It is encoded by the hepcidin antimicrobial peptide (HAMP) gene and plays a key role in innate immunity. Previous studies have reported that a -582 A>G polymorphism in the HAMP promoter (HAMP-P) affects hepcidin expression, causing susceptibility to various bacterial and viral pathogens. However, it is not known whether the HAMP-P -582 A>G polymorphism is associated with tuberculosis (TB) susceptibility...
May 22, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527583/molecular-characterization-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-tcsc-a-characteristic-type-iii-hybrid-histidine-kinase-of-filamentous-fungi-harboring-six-hamp-domains
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Anja Spadinger, Frank Ebel
The type III hybrid histidine kinase (HHK) TcsC enables the pathogenic mold Aspergillus fumigatus to thrive under hyperosmotic conditions. It is, moreover, of particular interest, since it is the target of certain antifungal agents, such as fludioxonil. This study was aimed at a functional characterization of the domains that constitute the sensing and the kinase module of TcsC. The sensing module consists of six HAMP domains, an architecture that is commonly found in type III HHKs of filamentous fungi. To dissect the functional role of the individual domains, we have analyzed a set of truncated derivatives of TcsC with respect to their impact on fungal growth and their ability to respond to hyperosmotic stress and fludioxonil...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522691/mechanism-of-transmembrane-signaling-by-sensor-histidine-kinases
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Ivan Gushchin, Igor Melnikov, Vitaly Polovinkin, Andrii Ishchenko, Anastasia Yuzhakova, Pavel Buslaev, Gleb Bourenkov, Sergei Grudinin, Ekaterina Round, Taras Balandin, Valentin Borshchevskiy, Dieter Willbold, Gordon Leonard, Georg Büldt, Alexander Popov, Valentin Gordeliy
One of the major and essential classes of transmembrane (TM) receptors, present in all domains of life, is sensor histidine kinases (HKs), parts of two-component signaling systems (TCS). The structural mechanisms of transmembrane signaling by these sensors are poorly understood. We present here crystal structures of the periplasmic sensor domain, the TM domain and the cytoplasmic HAMP domain of the Escherichia coli nitrate/nitrite sensor HK NarQ in the ligand-bound and mutated ligand-free states. The structures reveal that the ligand binding induces significant rearrangements and piston-like shifts of TM helices...
May 18, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514781/hepcidin-homeostasis-and-diseases-related-to-iron-metabolism
#5
Cadiele Oliana Reichert, Joel da Cunha, Débora Levy, Luciana Morganti Ferreira Maselli, Sérgio Paulo Bydlowski, Celso Spada
Iron is an essential metal for cell survival that is regulated by the peptide hormone hepcidin. However, its influence on certain diseases is directly related to iron metabolism or secondary to underlying diseases. Genetic alterations influence the serum hepcidin concentration, which can lead to an iron overload in tissues, as observed in haemochromatosis, in which serum hepcidin or defective hepcidin synthesis is observed. Another genetic imbalance of iron is iron-refractory anaemia, in which serum concentrations of hepcidin are increased, precluding the flow and efflux of extra- and intracellular iron...
May 18, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507548/iron-and-hepcidin-independent-downregulation-of-the-iron-exporter-ferroportin-in-macrophages-during-salmonella-infection
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Alexandra Willemetz, Sean Beatty, Etienne Richer, Aude Rubio, Anne Auriac, Ruth J Milkereit, Olivier Thibaudeau, Sophie Vaulont, Danielle Malo, François Canonne-Hergaux
Retention of iron in tissue macrophages via upregulation of hepcidin (HAMP) and downregulation of the iron exporter ferroportin (FPN) is thought to participate in the establishment of anemia of inflammation after infection. However, an upregulation of FPN has been proposed to limit macrophages iron access to intracellular pathogens. Therefore, we studied the iron homeostasis and in particular the regulation of FPN after infection with Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in mice presenting tissue macrophages with high iron (AcB61), basal iron (A/J and wild-type mice), or low iron (Hamp knock out, Hamp(-/-)) levels...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501597/reciprocal-regulation-between-hepcidin-and-erythropoiesis-and-its-therapeutic-application-in-erythroid-disorders
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REVIEW
Caiyi Wang, Zheng Fang, Zesen Zhu, Jing Liu, Huiyong Chen
Iron is required for hemoglobin production, and it plays a key role during erythropoiesis. Systemic iron homeostasis is mainly negatively regulated by the peptide hormone hepcidin, coded by the gene HAMP. Hepcidin excess may cause iron deficiency, iron-restricted erythropoiesis and anemia. Conversely, hepcidin insufficiency leads to iron overload and oxidative damage in multiple tissues. During regulation of hepcidin synthesis, multiple promoter elements in the HAMP gene respond to variable signaling pathways corresponding to different extracellular situations...
May 10, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480629/drivers-of-tree-fecundity-in-pedunculate-oak-quercus-robur-refugial-populations-at-the-species-southwestern-range-margin
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Eva Moracho, Pedro Jordano, Arndt Hampe
RATIONALE: The current low-latitudinal range margins of many extra-tropical plant species consist of small and scattered populations that persist locally in microrefugia. It remains poorly understood how their refugial distribution affects mating patterns and reproductive success. Here we examine flower and acorn production and their determinants in refugial populations of the widespread European forest tree Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur). METHODS: We monitored male flower, female flower and acorn production in 159 adult trees from 12 oak stands over two years...
May 8, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461316/competitive-fitness-of-fluconazole-resistant-clinical-candida-albicans-strains
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Christina Popp, Irene Hampe, Tobias Hertlein, Knut Ohlsen, P David Rogers, Joachim Morschhäuser
The pathogenic yeast Candida albicans can develop resistance to the widely used antifungal agent fluconazole, which inhibits ergosterol biosynthesis. Resistance is often caused by gain-of-function mutations in the transcription factors Mrr1, Tac1, and Upc2, which result in constitutive overexpression of multidrug efflux pumps and ergosterol biosynthesis genes, respectively. However, the deregulated gene expression that is caused by hyperactive forms of these transcription factors also reduces the fitness of the cells in the absence of the drug...
May 1, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452211/erratum-pathophysiology-and-management-of-alcoholic-liver-disease-update-2016
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Felix Stickel, Christian Datz, Jochen Hampe, Ramon Bataller
Page 178, Fig. 3: The following note should be included as the last line of the figure legend: "The figure has been adapted from its original published in He S, et al. A sequence variation (I148M) in PNPLA3 associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease disrupts triglyceride hydrolysis. J Biol Chem 2010;285:6706-6715.
May 15, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438754/smad1-5-is-required-for-erythropoietin-mediated-suppression-of-hepcidin-in-mice
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Chia-Yu Wang, Amanda B Core, Susanna Canali, Kimberly B Zumbrennen-Bullough, Sinan Ozer, Lieve Umans, An Zwijsen, Jodie L Babitt
Anemia suppresses liver hepcidin expression to supply adequate iron for erythropoiesis. Erythroferrone mediates hepcidin suppression by anemia, but its mechanism of action remains uncertain. The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-SMAD signaling pathway has a central role in hepcidin transcriptional regulation. Here, we explored the contribution of individual receptor-activated SMADs in hepcidin regulation and their involvement in erythroferrone suppression of hepcidin. In Hep3B cells, SMAD5 or SMAD1, but not SMAD8, knockdown inhibited hepcidin (HAMP) mRNA expression...
April 24, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433529/antimicrobial-peptides-within-the-yellowtail-kingfish-seriola-lalandi
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Simon Muncaster, Kirsty Kraakman, Olivia Gibbons, Koen Mensink, Maria Forlenza, Gregory Jacobson, Steve Bird
A number of Seriola species are currently farmed or being investigated as future aquaculture species in countries around the world. However they face a number of issues and limitations which will need to be overcome to ensure future stability and growth, one of which are disease outbreaks. Despite this, very little has been done to understand the immune system of Seriola species and very few immune genes have been characterised. Antimicrobial peptides (AMP) are naturally occurring low molecular weight polypeptides that play a major role in an organism's immune system and act effectively as a first line of defence...
April 19, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433009/equation-of-motion-coupled-cluster-methods-for-atoms-and-molecules-in-strong-magnetic-fields
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Florian Hampe, Stella Stopkowicz
A program for the direct calculation of excitation energies of atoms and molecules in strong magnetic fields is presented. The implementation includes the equation-of-motion coupled-cluster singles-doubles (EOM-CCSD) method for electronically excited states as well as its spin-flip variant. Differences to regular EOM-CCSD implementations are due to the appearance of the canonical angular-momentum operator in the Hamiltonian causing the wave function to become complex. The gauge-origin problem is treated by the use of gauge-including atomic orbitals...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410873/under-the-superficial-dichotomy-pathogen-and-allergen-are-two-manifestations-of-same-immune-activation-and-pathogenesis-mechanisms
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S Patel
Pathogens and allergens are deemed as two contrasting facets of host immune status, deficiency and exuberant. In silico domain analysis of a diverse panel of pathogen and allergen proteins has revealed the shortcoming of this notion. Both the pathogen and allergen proteins elicit immune activation, with the outcome of immune agitation depending on the pathogen strain, allergen exposure duration, and host factors. Pathogens can replicate within the host and constantly irritate the immune system, leading to blood coagulation, respiratory collapse and death...
April 11, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405918/hepcidin-suppression-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-is-associated-with-the-down-regulation-of-atonal-homolog-8
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Supranee Upanan, Andrew T McKie, Gladys O Latunde-Dada, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Chairat Uthaipibull, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Prachya Kongtawelert, Suthat Fucharoen, Somdet Srichairatanakool
Atonal homolog 8 (ATOH8) is defined as a positive regulator of hepcidin transcription, which links erythropoietic activity with iron-sensing molecules. In the present study, we investigated the association between hepcidin and ATOH8 expression in β-thalassemia. We found that inhibition of hepcidin expression in β-thalassemia is correlated with reduced ATOH8 expression. Hepatic hepcidin 1 (Hamp1) and Atoh8 mRNA expression were down-regulated in β-thalassemic mice. Hepcidin (HAMP) and ATOH8 mRNA expression were consistently suppressed in Huh7 cells cultured in medium supplemented with β-thalassemia patient serum...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402881/stability-and-conformation-of-a-chemoreceptor-hamp-domain-chimera-correlates-with-signaling-properties
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Nattakan Sukomon, Joanne Widom, Peter P Borbat, Jack H Freed, Brian R Crane
HAMP domains are dimeric, four-helix bundles that transduce conformational signals in bacterial receptors. Genetic studies of the Escherichia coli serine receptor (Tsr) provide an opportunity to understand HAMP conformational behavior in terms of functional output. To increase its stability, the Tsr HAMP domain was spliced into a poly-HAMP unit from the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Aer2 receptor. Within the chimera, the Tsr HAMP undergoes a thermal melting transition at a temperature much lower than that of the Aer2 HAMP domains...
April 11, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386570/pathogenic-roles-of-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-65-autoantibodies-in-cerebellar-ataxias
#17
REVIEW
Hiroshi Mitoma, Mario Manto, Christiane S Hampe
Reports suggesting a pathogenic role of autoantibodies directed against glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD65Abs) in cerebellar ataxias (CAs) are reviewed, and debatable issues such as internalization of antibodies by neurons and roles of epitopes are discussed. GAD65 is one of two enzymes that catalyze the conversion of glutamate to the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). A pathogenic role of GAD65Ab in CAs is suggested by in vivo and in vitro studies. (1) Intracerebellar administration of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) immunoglobulins (IgGs) obtained from GAD65Ab-positive CA patients impairs cerebellar modulation of motor control in rats...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363629/juvenile-hemochromatosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-hjv-gene
#18
Khushnooda Ramzan, Faiqa Imtiaz, Hamad I Al-Ashgar, Moeenaldeen AlSayed, Raashda A Sulaiman
Juvenile hemochromatosis is a rare but the most severe form of hereditary hemochromatosis which develops due to mutations in the HJV or HAMP genes. It presents in the early adulthood mainly as cardiomyopathy, hypogonadism and liver fibrosis. Unlike hereditary hemochromatosis due to HFE mutation, hepatocellular carcinoma is not known to be associated with juvenile hemochromatosis. Here, we report a patient of Arab ancestry who presented with severe cardiomyopathy. Sequence analysis of the HJV gene followed by homozygosity mapping, identified a previously undescribed homozygous missense variation in exon 3 (c...
June 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335084/identification-of-new-bmp6-pro-peptide-mutations-in-patients-with-iron-overload
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Chiara Piubelli, Annalisa Castagna, Giacomo Marchi, Monica Rizzi, Fabiana Busti, Sadaf Badar, Monia Marchetti, Marco De Gobbi, Antonella Roetto, Luciano Xumerle, Eda Suku, Alejandro Giorgetti, Massimo Delledonne, Oliviero Olivieri, Domenico Girelli
Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder caused by mutations in at least five different genes (HFE, HJV, TFR2, SLC40A1, HAMP) involved in the production or activity of the liver hormone hepcidin, a key regulator of systemic iron homeostasis. Nevertheless, patients with an HH-like phenotype that remains completely/partially unexplained despite extensive sequencing of known genes are not infrequently seen at referral centers, suggesting a role of still unknown genetic factors. A compelling candidate is Bone Morphogenetic Protein 6 (BMP6), which acts as a major activator of the BMP-SMAD signaling pathway, ultimately leading to the upregulation of hepcidin gene transcription...
June 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321044/investigation-of-the-early-response-genes-in-chemical-induced-renal-carcinogenicity-for-the-prediction-of-chemical-carcinogenicity-in-rats
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Hiroshi Matsumoto, Fumiyo Saito, Masahiro Takeyoshi
This study was designed to identify early-response genes of chemical-induced renal carcinogenicity for the prediction of chemical carcinogenicity in rats. We conducted a 28-day repeated-dose test in male Crl:CD (SD) rats with 12 carcinogens and 10 non-carcinogens as the training dataset, and five carcinogens and five non-carcinogens as the validation dataset. Renal gene expression profiles were analyzed by using a microarray. Fifteen candidate genes were selected from the gene expression profiles of the training dataset as genes that showed specific expression in response to carcinogens...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
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