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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209562/vinexin-%C3%AE-ablation-inhibits-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-by-inactivating-the-akt-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inflammatory-axis
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Hongjing Guan, Wen-Lin Cheng, Junhong Guo, Meng-Lin Chao, Yan Zhang, Jun Gong, Xue-Yong Zhu, Zhi-Gang She, Zan Huang, Hongliang Li
BACKGROUND: Vinexin β is a novel adaptor protein that regulates cellular adhesion, cytoskeletal reorganization, signal transduction, and transcription; however, the exact role that vinexin β plays in atherosclerosis remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Immunoblot analysis showed that vinexin β expression is upregulated in the atherosclerotic lesions of both patients with coronary heart disease and hyperlipemic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice and is primarily localized in macrophages indicated by immunofluorescence staining...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202288/tiam1-vav2-rac1-axis-a-tug-of-war-between-islet-function-and-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Anjaneyulu Kowluru
Glucose-stimulated insulin secretion [GSIS] from the islet β-cell involves a well-orchestrated interplay between metabolic and cationic events. It is well established that intracellular generation of adenine and guanine nucleotide triphosphates [e.g., ATP and GTP] represents one of the requisite signaling steps in GSIS. The small molecular mass GTP-binding proteins [G-proteins; e.g., Rac1 and Cdc42] have been shown to regulate islet β-cell function including actin cytoskeletal remodeling and fusion of insulin granules with the plasma membrane for GSIS to occur...
February 12, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199362/flowtaxis-of-osteoblast-migration-under-fluid-shear-and-the-effect-of-rhoa-kinase-silencing
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Brandon D Riehl, Jeong Soon Lee, Ligyeom Ha, Il Keun Kwon, Jung Yul Lim
Despite the important role of mechanical signals in bone remodeling, relatively little is known about how fluid shear affects osteoblastic cell migration behavior. Here we demonstrated that MC3T3-E1 osteoblast migration could be activated by physiologically-relevant levels of fluid shear in a shear stress-dependent manner. Interestingly, shear-sensitive osteoblast migration behavior was prominent only during the initial period after the onset of the steady flow (for about 30 min), exhibiting shear stress-dependent migration speed, displacement, arrest coefficient, and motility coefficient...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189057/itraq-reveals-proteomic-changes-during-intestine-regeneration-in-the-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus
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Lina Sun, Dongxue Xu, Qinzeng Xu, Jingchun Sun, Lili Xing, Libin Zhang, Hongsheng Yang
Sea cucumbers have a striking capacity to regenerate most of their viscera after evisceration, which has drawn the interest of many researchers. In this study, the isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) was utilized to investigate protein abundance changes during intestine regeneration in sea cucumbers. A total of 4073 proteins were identified, and 2321 proteins exhibited significantly differential expressions, with 1100 upregulated and 1221 downregulated proteins. Our results suggest that intestine regeneration constitutes a complex life activity regulated by the cooperation of various biological processes, including cytoskeletal changes, extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling and ECM-receptor interactions, protein synthesis, signal recognition and transduction, energy production and conversion, and substance transport and metabolism...
February 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188999/the-small-gtpase-arf6-regulates-sea-urchin-morphogenesis
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Nadezda A Stepicheva, Megan Dumas, Priscilla Kobi, Julie G Donaldson, Jia L Song
The small GTPase Arf6 is a conserved protein that is expressed in all metazoans. Arf6 remodels cytoskeletal actin and mediates membrane protein trafficking between the plasma membrane in its active form and endosomal compartments in its inactive form. While a rich knowledge exists for the cellular functions of Arf6, relatively little is known about its physiological role in development. This study examines the function of Arf6 in mediating cellular morphogenesis in early development. We dissect the function of Arf6 with a loss-of-function morpholino and constitutively active Arf6-Q67L construct...
February 2, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181483/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-regulates-neuronal-ankyrin-g-via-a-negative-feedback-loop
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Hans-Georg König, Robert Schwamborn, Silke Andresen, Sinéad Kinsella, Orla Watters, Beau Fenner, Jochen H M Prehn
The axon initial segment (AIS) is a neuronal compartment defined by ankyrin-G expression. We here demonstrate that the IKK-complex co-localizes and interacts with the cytoskeletal anchor protein ankyrin-G in immunoprecipitation and proximity-ligation experiments in cortical neurons. Overexpression of the 270 kDa variant of ankyrin-G suppressed, while gene-silencing of ankyrin-G expression increased nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) activity in primary neurons, suggesting that ankyrin-G sequesters the transcription factor in the AIS...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176240/the-crosstalk-between-long-non-coding-rnas-and-pi3k-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Leonidas Benetatos, Evangelos Voulgaris, Georgios Vartholomatos
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are able to positively or negatively regulate other genes expression in cis or in trans. Their effect can be achieved through RNA-protein, RNA-DNA, or RNA-RNA interactions. They can recruit transcription factors and act as scaffolds or guides for chromatin-modifying enzymes. PI3K kinases transform external stimuli to intracellular signals regulating cell growth, differentiation, proliferation, survival, intracellular trafficking, cytoskeletal changes, cell migration and motility, and metabolism...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174683/post-translational-modifications-of-annexin-a2-are-linked-to-its-association-with-perinuclear-nonpolysomal-mrnp-complexes
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Ingvild Aukrust, Linn Andersen Rosenberg, Mia Madeleine Ankerud, Vibeke Bertelsen, Hanne Hollås, Jaakko Saraste, Ann Kari Grindheim, Anni Vedeler
Various post-translational modifications (PTMs) regulate the localisation and function of the multifunctional protein Annexin A2 (AnxA2). In addition to its various tasks as a cytoskeletal- and membrane-associated protein, AnxA2 can function as a trans-acting protein binding to cis-acting sequences of specific mRNAs. In the present study, we have examined the role of Ser25 phosphorylation in subcellular localisation of AnxA2 and its interaction with mRNP complexes. Subcellular fractionation and confocal microscopy of rat neuroendocrine PC12 cells showed that Ser25-phosphorylated AnxA2 (pSer25AnxA2) is absent from the nucleus and mainly localised to the perinuclear region, evidently associating with both membranes and cytoskeletal elements...
February 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168016/deletion-of-the-ste20-like-kinase-slk-in-skeletal-muscle-results-in-a-progressive-myopathy-and-muscle-weakness
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Benjamin R Pryce, Khalid N Al-Zahrani, Sébastien Dufresne, Natalya Belkina, Cédrik Labrèche, Genaro Patino-Lopez, Jérôme Frenette, Stephen Shaw, Luc A Sabourin
BACKGROUND: The Ste20-like kinase, SLK, plays an important role in cell proliferation and cytoskeletal remodeling. In fibroblasts, SLK has been shown to respond to FAK/Src signaling and regulate focal adhesion turnover through Paxillin phosphorylation. Full-length SLK has also been shown to be essential for embryonic development. In myoblasts, the overexpression of a dominant negative SLK is sufficient to block myoblast fusion. METHODS: In this study, we crossed the Myf5-Cre mouse model with our conditional SLK knockout model to delete SLK in skeletal muscle...
2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165006/axon-degeneration-induces-glial-responses-through-draper-traf4-jnk-signalling
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Tsai-Yi Lu, Jennifer M MacDonald, Lukas J Neukomm, Amy E Sheehan, Rachel Bradshaw, Mary A Logan, Marc R Freeman
Draper/Ced-1/MEGF-10 is an engulfment receptor that promotes clearance of cellular debris in C. elegans, Drosophila and mammals. Draper signals through an evolutionarily conserved Src family kinase cascade to drive cytoskeletal rearrangements and target engulfment through Rac1. Glia also alter gene expression patterns in response to axonal injury but pathways mediating these responses are poorly defined. We show Draper is cell autonomously required for glial activation of transcriptional reporters after axonal injury...
February 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159489/atorvastatin-from-target-screening-attenuates-endothelial-cell-tube-formation-and-migration-by-regulating-urokinase-receptor-related-signaling-pathway-and-f-g-actin
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Li Wei, Jin-Shuen Chen, Hsin-Ting Lin, Chung-Ze Wu, Cai-Mei Zheng, Yu-Ching Chang, Li-Chien Chang, Yuh-Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis and cytoskeletal transformation are common denominators of many pathological developments. The relationship between angiogenesis, urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) signaling pathway, and cytoskeletal transformation is still unknown. In this study, a pGL3-uPAR promoter reporter system combined with Bio-Plex mRNA analysis was established for discovering uPAR modulators to analyze this interconnection. METHODS: After screening a set of clinically used drugs, atorvastatin (Ator) was found to significantly affect uPAR expression and its ideal dose, 1 μM, was determined for cell study...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158906/reduced-primary-cilia-length-and-altered-arl13b-expression-are-associated-with-deregulated-chondrocyte-hedgehog-signalling-in-alkaptonuria
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Stephen D Thorpe, Silvia Gambassi, Clare L Thompson, Charmilie Chandrakumar, Annalisa Santucci, Martin M Knight
Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare inherited disease resulting from a deficiency of the enzyme homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase which leads to the accumulation of homogentisic acid (HGA). AKU is characterised by severe cartilage degeneration, similar to that observed in osteoarthritis. Previous studies suggest that AKU is associated with alterations in cytoskeletal organisation which could modulate primary cilia structure/function. This study investigated whether AKU is associated with changes in chondrocyte primary cilia and associated Hedgehog signalling which mediates cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153048/deletion-of-the-ste20-like-kinase-slk-in-skeletal-muscle-results-in-a-progressive-myopathy-and-muscle-weakness
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Benjamin R Pryce, Khalid N Al-Zahrani, Sébastien Dufresne, Natalya Belkina, Cédrik Labrèche, Genaro Patino-Lopez, Jérôme Frenette, Stephen Shaw, Luc A Sabourin
BACKGROUND: The Ste20-like kinase, SLK, plays an important role in cell proliferation and cytoskeletal remodeling. In fibroblasts, SLK has been shown to respond to FAK/Src signaling and regulate focal adhesion turnover through Paxillin phosphorylation. Full-length SLK has also been shown to be essential for embryonic development. In myoblasts, the overexpression of a dominant negative SLK is sufficient to block myoblast fusion. METHODS: In this study, we crossed the Myf5-Cre mouse model with our conditional SLK knockout model to delete SLK in skeletal muscle...
February 2, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148822/transcriptional-responses-to-hyperplastic-mrl-signalling-in-drosophila
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Vincent Jonchère, Nada Alqadri, John Herbert, Lauren Dodgson, David Mason, Giovanni Messina, Francesco Falciani, Daimark Bennett
Recent work has implicated the actin cytoskeleton in tissue size control and tumourigenesis, but how changes in actin dynamics contribute to hyperplastic growth is still unclear. Overexpression of Pico, the only Drosophila Mig-10/RIAM/Lamellipodin adapter protein family member, has been linked to tissue overgrowth via its effect on the myocardin-related transcription factor (Mrtf), an F-actin sensor capable of activating serum response factor (SRF). Transcriptional changes induced by acute Mrtf/SRF signalling have been largely linked to actin biosynthesis and cytoskeletal regulation...
February 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148498/assessment-of-roles-for-the-rho-specific-guanine-nucleotide-dissociation-inhibitor-rhogdi-ly-gdi-in-platelet-function-a-spatial-systems-approach
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Anh T P Ngo, Marisa L D Thierheimer, Özgün Babur, Anne D Rocheleau, Tao Huang, Jiaqing Pang, Rachel A Rigg, Annachiara Mitrugno, Dan Theodorescu, Julja Burchard, Xiaolin Nan, Emek Demir, Owen J T McCarty, Joseph E Aslan
Upon activation at sites of vascular injury, platelets undergo morphological alterations essential to hemostasis via cytoskeletal reorganizations driven by the Rho GTPases Rac1, Cdc42 and RhoA. Here we investigate roles for Rho-specific guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitor proteins (RhoGDIs) in platelet function. We find that platelets express two RhoGDI family members, RhoGDI and Ly-GDI. While RhoGDI localizes throughout platelets in a granule-like manner, Ly-GDI shows an asymmetric, polarized localization that largely overlaps with Rac1 and Cdc42 as well as microtubules and protein kinase C (PKC) in platelets adherent to fibrinogen...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137615/regulation-of-mir-29b-1-a-transcription-and-identification-of-target-mrnas-in-cho-k1-cells
#16
Penn Muluhngwi, Kirsten Richardson, Joshua Napier, Eric C Rouchka, Justin L Mott, Carolyn M Klinge
miR-29b and miR-29a transcript levels were reported to increase in exponentially growing CHO-K1 cells. Here, we examine the regulation of miR-29b-1/a in CHO-K1 cells. We observed that 4-hydroxytamoxifen (4-OHT) increased pri-miR-29b-1 and pri-miR-29a transcription in CHO-K1 cells by activating endogenous estrogen receptor α (ERα). DICER, an established, bona fide target of miR-29b-1/a, was shown to be regulated by 4-OHT in CHO-K1 cells. We showed that miR-29b-1 and miR-29a serve a repressive role in cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and colony formation in CHO-K1 cells...
January 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132108/towards-the-understanding-of-cytoskeleton-fluidisation-solidification-regulation
#17
Horacio López-Menéndez, José Félix Rodríguez
The understanding of the self-regulation of the mechanical properties in non-sarcomeric cells, such as lung cells or cells during tissue development, remains an open research problem with many unresolved issues. Their behaviour is far from the image of the traditionally studied sarcomeric cells, since the crosstalk between the signalling pathways and the complexity of the mechanical properties creates an intriguing mechano-chemical coupling. In these situations, the inelastic effects dominate the cytoskeletal structure showing phenomena like fluidisation and subsequent solidification...
January 28, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122813/hs1-deficiency-impairs-neutrophil-recruitment-in-vivo-and-activation-of-the-small-gtpases-rac1-and-rap1
#18
Joanna Latasiewicz, Annette Artz, Ding Jing, Mariana Pacheco Blanco, Silke M Currie, Martha Velázquez Avila, Michael Schnoor, Dietmar Vestweber
Neutrophil extravasation is a critical step of the innate immune system's response to inflammation. This multistep process is tightly regulated by adhesion and signaling molecules in the endothelium and neutrophils. Activation of the β2 integrin LFA-1 is critical for adhesion of leukocytes to postcapillary venules. This step requires coordinated activation of signaling pathways in chemokine-stimulated neutrophils, including GTPase activation and cytoskeletal remodeling, leading to conformational changes in LFA-1...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121049/ventral-hippocampal-neurons-inhibit-postprandial-energy-intake
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Reilly C Hannapel, Yoko H Henderson, Rebecca Nalloor, Almira Vazdarjanova, Marise B Parent
Evidence suggests that the memory of a recently ingested meal limits subsequent intake. Given that ventral hippocampal (vHC) neurons are involved in memory and energy intake, the present experiment tested the hypothesis that vHC neurons contribute to the formation of a memory of a meal and inhibit energy intake during the postprandial period. We tested (1) whether pharmacological inactivation of vHC neurons during the period following a sucrose meal, when the memory of the meal would be undergoing consolidation, accelerates the onset of the next sucrose meal and increases intake and (2) whether sucrose intake increases vHC expression of the synaptic plasticity marker activity-regulated cytoskeletal-associated protein (Arc)...
March 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119059/chronic-fluoxetine-treatment-directs-energy-metabolism-towards-the-citric-acid-cycle-and-oxidative-phosphorylation-in-rat-hippocampal-nonsynaptic-mitochondria
#20
Dragana Filipović, Victor Costina, Ivana Perić, Andrijana Stanisavljević, Peter Findeisen
Fluoxetine (Flx) is the principal treatment for depression; however, the precise mechanisms of its actions remain elusive. Our aim was to identify protein expression changes within rat hippocampus regulated by chronic Flx treatment versus vehicle-controls using proteomics. Fluoxetine-hydrohloride (15 mg/kg) was administered daily to adult male Wistar rats for 3 weeks, and cytosolic and nonsynaptic mitochondrial hippocampal proteomes were analyzed. All differentially expressed proteins were functionally annotated according to biological process and molecular function using Uniprot and Blast2GO...
January 21, 2017: Brain Research
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