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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424587/interactions-of-the-mechanosensitive-channels-with-extracellular-matrix-integrins-and-cytoskeletal-network-in-osmosensation
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Runsheng Jiao, Dan Cui, Stephani C Wang, Dongyang Li, Yu-Feng Wang
Life is maintained in a sea water-like internal environment. The homeostasis of this environment is dependent on osmosensory system translation of hydromineral information into osmotic regulatory machinery at system, tissue and cell levels. In the osmosensation, hydromineral information can be converted into cellular reactions through osmoreceptors, which changes thirst and drinking, secretion of antidiuretic vasopressin (VP), reabsorption of water and salt in the kidneys at systemic level as well as cellular metabolic activity and survival status at tissue level...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416675/integrin-extension-enables-ultrasensitive-regulation-by-cytoskeletal-force
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Jing Li, Timothy A Springer
Integrins undergo large-scale conformational changes upon activation. Signaling events driving integrin activation have previously been discussed conceptually, but not quantitatively. Here, recent measurements of the intrinsic ligand-binding affinity and free energy of each integrin conformational state on the cell surface, together with the length scales of conformational change, are used to quantitatively compare models of activation. We examine whether binding of cytoskeletal adaptors to integrin cytoplasmic domains is sufficient for activation or whether exertion of tensile force by the actin cytoskeleton across the integrin-ligand complex is also required...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411215/the-effect-of-rho-drugs-on-mast-cell-activation-and-degranulation
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Avinash Sheshachalam, Alicia Baier, Gary Eitzen
Mast cells are tissue-resident immune cells that produce potent proinflammatory mediators, which are stored in cytoplasmic granules. Stimulation triggers degranulation, a process that mobilizes granules to dock and fuse to the plasma membrane, releasing mediators. Mast cell degranulation has an important role in immunity but can also intensify inflammation and contribute to allergic disorders. Hence, it is important to understand signaling pathways that regulate mast cell degranulation. Here, we examined the role of Rho proteins in regulating mast cell activation leading to degranulation...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407590/exposure-to-lethal-levels-of-benzo-a-pyrene-or-cadmium-trigger-distinct-protein-expression-patterns-in-earthworms-eisenia-fetida
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Lihao Zhang, Xiaochen Duan, Nannan He, Xu Chen, Jinli Shi, Weiming Li, Li Xu, Huixin Li
Different pollutants induce distinct toxic responses in earthworms (Eisenia fetida). Here, we used proteomics techniques to compare the responses of E. fetida to exposure to the 10% lethal concentration (14d-LC10) of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) or cadmium (Cd) in natural red soil (China). BaP exposure markedly induced the expression of oxidation-reduction proteins, whereas Cd exposure mainly induced the expression of proteins involved in transcription- and translation-related processes. Furthermore, calmodulin-binding proteins were differentially expressed upon exposure to different pollutants...
April 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406453/sequence-polymorphism-and-intrinsic-structural-disorder-as-related-to-pathobiological-performance-of-the-helicobacter-pylori-caga-oncoprotein
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Hiroko Nishikawa, Masanori Hatakeyama
CagA, an oncogenic virulence factor produced by Helicobacter pylori, is causally associated with the development of gastrointestinal diseases such as chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers, and gastric cancer. Upon delivery into gastric epithelial cells via bacterial type IV secretion, CagA interacts with a number of host proteins through the intrinsically disordered C-terminal tail, which contains two repeatable protein-binding motifs, the Glu-Pro-Ile-Tyr-Ala (EPIYA) motif and the CagA multimerization (CM) motif...
April 13, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400537/yap-mediated-mechanotransduction-determines-the-podocyte-s-response-to-damage
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Markus M Rinschen, Florian Grahammer, Ann-Kathrin Hoppe, Priyanka Kohli, Henning Hagmann, Oliver Kretz, Sabine Bertsch, Martin Höhne, Heike Göbel, Malte P Bartram, Rajesh Kumar Gandhirajan, Marcus Krüger, Paul-Thomas Brinkkoetter, Tobias B Huber, Martin Kann, Sara A Wickström, Thomas Benzing, Bernhard Schermer
Podocytes are terminally differentiated cells of the kidney filtration barrier. They are subjected to physiological filtration pressure and considerable mechanical strain, which can be further increased in various kidney diseases. When injury causes cytoskeletal reorganization and morphological alterations of these cells, the filtration barrier may become compromised and allow proteins to leak into the urine (a condition called proteinuria). Using time-resolved proteomics, we showed that podocyte injury stimulated the activity of the transcriptional coactivator YAP and the expression of YAP target genes in a rat model of glomerular disease before the development of proteinuria...
April 11, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393886/ve-cadherin-disassembly-and-cell-contractility-in-the-endothelium-are-necessary-for-barrier-disruption-induced-by-tumor-cells
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Virginia Aragon-Sanabria, Steven E Pohler, Vikram J Eswar, Matthew Bierowski, Esther W Gomez, Cheng Dong
During metastasis, breakdown of the endothelial barrier is critical for tumor cell extravasation through blood vessel walls and is mediated by a combination of tumor secreted soluble factors and receptor-ligand interactions. However, a complete mechanism governing tumor cell transendothelial migration remains unclear. Here, we investigate the roles of tumor-associated signals in regulating endothelial cell contractility and adherens junction disassembly leading to endothelial barrier breakdown. We show that Src mediates VE-cadherin disassembly in response to metastatic melanoma cells...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389752/the-potential-functions-of-small-heat-shock-proteins-in-the-uterine-musculature-during-pregnancy
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Daniel J MacPhee, E I Miskiewicz
The small heat shock protein B (HSPB) family is comprised of eleven members with many being induced by physiological stressors. In addition to being molecular chaperones, it is clear these proteins also play important roles in cell death regulation, cytoskeletal rearrangements, and immune system activation. These processes are important for the uterine smooth muscle or myometrium during pregnancy as it changes from a quiescent tissue, during the majority of pregnancy, to a powerful and contractile tissue at labor...
2017: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389201/optical-measurement-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-oligomerization-on-live-cells
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Inhee Chung
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) are important cell surface receptors that transduce extracellular signals across the plasma membrane. The traditional view of how these receptors function is that ligand binding to the extracellular domains acts as a master-switch that enables receptor monomers to dimerize and subsequently trans-phosphorylate each other on their intracellular domains. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that receptor oligomerization is not merely a consequence of ligand binding, but is instead part of a complex process responsible for regulation of receptor activation...
April 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371128/intranuclear-actin-structure-modulates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-differentiation
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Buer Sen, Gunes Uzer, Rebekah M Samsonraj, Zhihui Xie, Cody McGrath, Maya Styner, Amel Dudakovic, Andre J van Wijnen, Janet Rubin
Actin structure contributes to physiologic events within the nucleus to control mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) differentiation. Continuous cytochalasin D (Cyto D) disruption of the MSC actin cytoskeleton leads to osteogenic or adipogenic differentiation, both requiring mass transfer of actin into the nucleus. Cyto D remains extranuclear, thus intranuclear actin polymerization is potentiated by actin transfer: we asked whether actin structure affects differentiation. We show that secondary actin filament branching via the Arp2/3 complex is required for osteogenesis and that preventing actin branching stimulates adipogenesis, as shown by expression profiling of osteogenic and adipogenic biomarkers and unbiased RNA-seq analysis...
April 3, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348461/am966-an-antagonist-of-lysophosphatidic-acid-receptor-1-increases-lung-microvascular-endothelial-permeability-through-activation-of-rho-signaling-pathway-and-phosphorylation-of-ve-cadherin
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Junting Cai, Jianxin Wei, Shuang Li, Tomeka Suber, Jing Zhao
Maintenance of pulmonary endothelial barrier integrity is important for reducing severity of lung injury. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) regulates cell motility, cytoskeletal rearrangement, and cell growth. Knockdown of LPA receptor 1 (LPA1) has been shown to mitigate lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis. AM966, an LPA1 antagonist exhibiting an antifibrotic property, has been considered to be a future antifibrotic medicine. Here, we report an unexpected effect of AM966, which increases lung endothelial barrier permeability...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348070/syndecan-1-represses-cell-growth-and-fsh-responsiveness-in-human-granulosa-cells
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Simon Colombe, Laura Houllier, Emmanuelle Fleurot, Guénaëlle Levallet, Annie BenhaÏm, Pierre-Jacques Bonnamy, Jerome Levallet
Albeit devoid of intrinsic catalytic activity, the transmembrane heparan sulfate proteoglycan syndecan 1 plays critical roles in cellular processes such as extracellular matrix crosstalk, cytoskeletal organization, cell spreading, proliferation and differentiation. During the ovarian cycle, the expression of syndecan 1 in granulosa cells shows cyclic variation suggesting that it might fulfil specific roles in follicle development. To investigate its physiological roles on granulosa cells, syndecan 1 was overexpressed in human granulosa cell line KGN which retains features of granulosa cells from small antral follicle such as estradiol (E2) synthesis and low expression of functional FSH receptor (FSHR)...
March 27, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342965/effects-of-i2-imidazoline-receptor-ir-alkylating-bu99006-in-the-mouse-brain-upregulation-of-nischarin-i1-ir-and-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-proteins-and-modulation-of-associated-signalling-pathways
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Benjamin Keller, Jesús A García-Sevilla
5-isothiocyanato-2-benzofuranyl-2-imidazoline (BU99006) was shown to selectively and irreversibly bind to I2-imidazoline receptors (IRs) in vitro and in vivo, but cell signalling consequences of I2-IR alkylation have not been reported previously. This study assessed by Western blot the effects of BU99006 on nischarin (candidate I1-IR), μ-OR (regulated by nischarin) and associated signalling mediators in the mouse brain. Acute treatment with BU99006 (20 mg/kg, i.p., 1-3 h) led to fast (peak at 1 h) and shortlasting (decline up to 3 h) upregulation of nischarin and μ-OR contents in the hippocampus (less or non-significant effects in cortex) and altered the expression of cytoskeletal β-actin (reduced contents at 3 h)...
March 23, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341962/tumour-suppressor-ep300-a-modulator-of-paclitaxel-resistance-and-stemness-is-downregulated-in-metaplastic-breast-cancer
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Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Stephanie Constantinou, Haoxiang Min, John Gallon, Meng-Lay Lin, Poonam Singh, Selina Raguz, Simak Ali, Sami Shousha, R Charles Coombes, Eric W-F Lam, Yunhui Hu, Ernesto Yagüe
PURPOSE: We have previously described a novel pathway controlling drug resistance, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and stemness in breast cancer cells. Upstream in the pathway, three miRs (miR-106b, miR-93 and miR-25) target EP300, a transcriptional activator of E-cadherin. Upregulation of these miRs leads to the downregulation of EP300 and E-cadherin with initiation of an EMT. However, miRs regulate the expression of many genes, and the contribution to EMT by miR targets other than EP300 cannot be ruled out...
March 24, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339784/regulatory-effects-of-autophagy-on-spermatogenesis
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Jun Yin, Bing Ni, Zhi-Qiang Tian, Fan Yang, Wei-Gong Liao, Yu-Qi Gao
Abnormal spermatogenesis is an important pathophysiological process underlying male infertility. Apoptosis of spermatogenic cells and disruption of ectoplasmic specialization (ES) have been characterized as the key biological events of this disorder. Under physiological and pathophysiological conditions (such as exposure to starvation, environmental chemicals, radiation), autophagy is activated in spermatogenic or Sertoli cells in order to maintain survival of the spermatogenic cells by inhibiting spermatogenic cell apoptosis and stabilizing the integrity of ES via degradation of PDZ and LIM domain 1 (PDLIM1), a negative regulator of cytoskeletal organization...
March 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339048/agr2-ameliorates-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-via-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-mediated-mlck-p-mlc-pathway-activation
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Xiaolin Ye, Mei Sun
Intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Anterior gradient protein 2 homologue (AGR2) assists in maintaining intestinal homeostasis in dextran sulphate sodium-induced mouse ileocolitis; however, it is unclear whether it modulates intestinal barrier function. Our study aimed to investigate the protective role of AGR2 in tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced intestinal epithelial barrier injury. Caco-2 cell monolayers were pre-transfected with an AGR2 plasmid and then exposed to TNF-α...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336300/development-of-topical-delivery-systems-for-flightless-neutralizing-antibody
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Hanif Haidari, Qian Zhang, Elizabeth Melville, Zlatko Kopecki, Yunmei Song, Allison J Cowin, Sanjay Garg
Flightless I (Flii) is an actin remodelling protein important for cytoskeletal regulation and cellular processes including migration, proliferation and adhesion. Previous studies have clearly identified Flii as a novel therapeutical target for improved wound repair and have demonstrated Flii regulation using Flii neutralizing antibodies (FnAb) in different models of wound healing in vivo. Here we describe the development of an optimised topical delivery system that can neutralize Flii activity in the epidermis...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333384/transcriptional-regulation-of-adipogenesis
#18
Paula Mota de Sá, Allison J Richard, Hardy Hang, Jacqueline M Stephens
Adipocytes are the defining cell type of adipose tissue. Once considered a passive participant in energy storage, adipose tissue is now recognized as a dynamic organ that contributes to several important physiological processes, such as lipid metabolism, systemic energy homeostasis, and whole-body insulin sensitivity. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms involved in its development and function is of great importance. Adipocyte differentiation is a highly orchestrated process which can vary between different fat depots as well as between the sexes...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326224/role-and-mechanism-of-action-of-leucine-rich-repeat-kinase-1-in-bone
#19
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Weirong R Xing, Helen Goodluck, Canjun Zeng, Subburaman Mohan
Leucine-rich repeat kinase 1 (LRRK1) plays a critical role in regulating cytoskeletal organization, osteoclast activity, and bone resorption with little effect on bone formation parameters. Deficiency of Lrrk1 in mice causes a severe osteopetrosis in the metaphysis of the long bones and vertebrae bones, which makes LRRK1 an attractive alternative drug target for the treatment of osteoporosis and other high-turnover bone diseases. This review summarizes recent advances on the functions of the Lrrk1-related family members, Lrrk1 deficiency-induced skeletal phenotypes, LRRK1 structure-function, potential biological substrates and interacting proteins, and the mechanisms of LRRK1 action in osteoclasts...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322822/asymmetry-at-cell-cell-interfaces-direct-cell-sorting-boundary-formation-and-tissue-morphogenesis
#20
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Rosa Ventrella, Nihal Kaplan, Spiro Getsios
During development, cells of seemingly homogenous character sort themselves out into distinct compartments in order to generate cell types with specialized features that support tissue morphogenesis and function. This process is often driven by receptors at the cell membrane that probe the extracellular microenvironment for specific ligands and alter downstream signaling pathways impacting transcription, cytoskeletal organization, and cell adhesion to regulate cell sorting and subsequent boundary formation...
March 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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