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Antoine Abou Jaoude, Lise Badiqué, Mohamed Mlih, Sara Awan, Sunning Guo, Alexandre Lemle, Clauda Abboud, Sophie Foppolo, Lionel Host, Jérôme Terrand, Hélène Justiniano, Joachim Herz, Rachel L Matz, Philippe Boucher
ShcA is an adaptor protein that binds to the cytoplasmic tail of receptor tyrosine kinases and of the Low Density Lipoprotein-related receptor 1 (LRP1), a trans-membrane receptor that protects against atherosclerosis. Here, we examined the role of endothelial ShcA in atherosclerotic lesion formation. We found that atherosclerosis progression was markedly attenuated in mice deleted for ShcA in endothelial cells, that macrophage content was reduced at the sites of lesions, and that adhesion molecules such as the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) were severely reduced...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jun Luo, Li Xu, Jiang Li, Shuiping Zhao
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein (apo) A-V is a key regulator of triglyceride (TG) metabolism. We investigated effects of apoA-V on lipid metabolism in cardiomyocytes in this study. METHODS: We first examined whether apoA-V can be taken up by cardiomyocytes and whether low density lipoprotein receptor family members participate in this process. Next, triglyceride (TG) content and lipid droplet changes were detected at different concentrations of apoA-V in normal and lipid-accumulation cells in normal and obese animals...
March 12, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
Alan Morris
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March 9, 2018: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
Gunnar Poplawski, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Coralie Brifault, Corinne Lee-Kubli, Robert Regestam, Kenneth W Henry, Yasuhiro Shiga, HyoJun Kwon, Seiji Ohtori, Steven L Gonias, Wendy M Campana
Sensory neurons in the PNS demonstrate substantial capacity for regeneration following injury. Recent studies have identified changes in the transcriptome of sensory neurons, which are instrumental for axon regeneration. The role of Schwann cells (SCs) in mediating these changes remains undefined. We tested the hypothesis that SCs regulate expression of genes in sensory neurons before and after PNS injury by comparing mice in which LDL Receptor-related Protein-1 (LRP1) is deleted in SCs (scLRP1-/- mice) with wild-type (scLRP1+/+ ) littermates...
March 9, 2018: Glia
Alexander Bartelt, Friederike Behler-Janbeck, F Timo Beil, Till Koehne, Brigitte Müller, Tobias Schmidt, Markus Heine, Laura Ochs, Tayfun Yilmaz, Martin Dietrich, Jan P Tuckermann, Michael Amling, Joachim Herz, Thorsten Schinke, Joerg Heeren, Andreas Niemeier
Skeletal health relies on architectural integrity and sufficient bone mass, which are maintained through a tightly regulated equilibrium of bone resorption by osteoclasts and bone formation by osteoblasts. Genetic studies have linked the gene coding for low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein1 (Lrp1) to bone traits but whether these associations are based on a causal molecular relationship is unknown. Here, we show that Lrp1 in osteoblasts is a novel regulator of osteoclast activity and bone mass. Mice lacking Lrp1 specifically in the osteoblast lineage displayed normal osteoblast function but severe osteoporosis due to highly increased osteoclast numbers and bone resorption...
2018: Bone Research
Camille Boulagnon-Rombi, Christophe Schneider, Chloé Leandri, Albin Jeanne, Virginie Grybek, Aude Marchal Bressenot, Coralie Barbe, Benjamin Marquet, Saviz Nasri, Christelle Coquelet, Caroline Fichel, Nicole Bouland, Arnaud Bonnomet, Reza Kianmanesh, Anne-Sophie Lebre, Olivier Bouché, Marie-Danièle Diebold, Georges Bellon, Stéphane Dedieu
LRP1 (low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1), a multifunctional endocytic receptor, has recently been identified as a hub within a biomarker network for multi-cancer clinical outcome prediction. As its role in colon cancer has not yet been characterized, we here investigate the relationship between LRP1 and outcome. Materials and Methods: LRP1 mRNA expression was determined in colon adenocarcinoma and paired colon mucosa samples, as well as in stromal and tumor cells obtained after laser capture microdissection...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Verneri Anttila, Maija Wessman, Mikko Kallela, Aarno Palotie
Genetics of migraine has recently undergone a major shift, moving in the space of a few years from having only a few known genes for rare Mendelian forms to 47 known common variant loci affecting the susceptibility of the common forms of migraine. This has largely been achieved by rapidly increasing sample sizes for genomewide association studies (GWAS), soon to be followed by the first wave of large-scale exome-sequencing studies. The large number of detected loci, chief among them TRPM8, PRDM16, and LRP1, have enabled a number of in silico analyses, which have shed light on the functional and tissue-level aspects of the common risk variants for migraine, including evidence for involvement of both vascular and neuronal mechanisms...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Jacqueline Y K Leung, William R Bennett, Anna E King, Roger S Chung
BACKGROUND: The extracellular environment plays an important role in supporting the regeneration of axons after injury. Metallothionein-II (MTII) is a metal-binding protein known for its neuroprotective effect by directly stimulating the growth of axons after injury. Previous studies have shown that MTII also modulates the response of astrocytes and microglia after injury. However, a detailed analysis describing how MTII modulates the interaction between microglia and neurons is lacking...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Risheng Ye, Ruth Gordillo, Mengle Shao, Toshiharu Onodera, Zhe Chen, Shiuhwei Chen, Xiaoli Lin, Jeffrey A SoRelle, Xiaohong Li, Miao Tang, Mark P Keller, Regina Kuliawat, Alan D Attie, Rana K Gupta, William L Holland, Bruce Beutler, Joachim Herz, Philipp E Scherer
The compensatory proliferation of insulin-producing β cells is critical to maintaining glucose homeostasis at the early stage of type 2 diabetes. Failure of β cells to proliferate results in hyperglycemia and insulin dependence in patients. To understand the effect of the interplay between β cell compensation and lipid metabolism upon obesity and peripheral insulin resistance, we eliminated LDL receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1), a pleiotropic mediator of cholesterol, insulin, energy metabolism, and other cellular processes, in β cells...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Sun Young Lee, Byeong-Sun Choi, Cheol-Hee Yoon, Chun Kang, Kisoon Kim, Kyung-Chang Kim
A major obstacle in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is its ability to establish latent infection. To find novel biomarkers associated with the mechanism of HIV-1 latent infection, we identified 70 candidate genes in HIV-1 latently infected cells through the integrated analysis in a previous study. It is important to select more effective biomarkers among 70 candidates and to verify the possibility of selected biomarkers for HIV-1 latency. We identified the 24 and 25 genes from 70 candidate genes in significantly enriched categories selected by Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery (DAVID) software and Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) software, respectively...
February 14, 2018: Genomics
Tomoya Kitakaze, Meiku Oshimo, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Mizuyuki Ryu, Yasushi A Suzuki, Hiroshi Inui, Naoki Harada, Ryoichi Yamaji
Lactoferrin (Lf) is a multifunctional glycoprotein, which promotes the proliferation of murine C2C12 myoblasts. In the present study, it was investigated how Lf promotes myoblast proliferation and whether Lf promotes myoblast differentiation or induces myotube hypertrophy. Lf promoted the proliferation of myoblasts in a dose‑dependent manner. Myoblast proliferation increased on day 3 when myoblasts were cultured in the presence of Lf for three days and also when myoblasts were cultured in the presence of Lf for the first day and in the absence of Lf for the subsequent two days...
February 13, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Djahida Djerir, Mustapha Iddir, Steve Bourgault, Sylvie Lamy, Borhane Annabi
Membrane type-1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) is a transmembrane MMP which triggers intracellular signaling and regulates extracellular matrix proteolysis, two functions that are critical for tumor-associated angiogenesis and inflammation. While green tea catechins, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), are considered very effective in preventing MT1-MMP-mediated functions, lack of structure-function studies and evidence regarding their direct interaction with MT1-MMP-mediated biological activities remain...
January 25, 2018: Biophysical Chemistry
Weihua Meng, Mark J Adams, Harry L Hebert, Ian J Deary, Andrew M McIntosh, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Headache is the most common neurological symptom and a leading cause of years lived with disability. We sought to identify the genetic variants associated with a broadly-defined headache phenotype in 223,773 subjects from the UK Biobank cohort. METHODS: We defined headache based on a specific question answered by the UK Biobank participants. We performed a genome-wide association study of headache as a single entity, using 74,461 cases and 149,312 controls...
January 31, 2018: EBioMedicine
C M Schooling, J V Huang, J V Zhao, M K Kwok, S L Au Yeung, S L Lin
BACKGROUND: Development of pharmacological treatments to mitigate ischemic heart disease (IHD) has encompassed disappointing results and expensive failures, which has discouraged investment in new approaches to prevention and control. New treatments are most likely to be successful if they act on genetically validated targets. We assessed whether existing pharmacological treatments for IHD reduction are acting on genetically validated targets and whether all such targets for IHD are currently being exploited...
January 30, 2018: EBioMedicine
Aline D de Lima, Maria C Guido, Elaine R Tavares, Priscila O Carvalho, Alyne F Marques, Marcelo D T de Melo, Vera M C Salemi, Roberto Kalil-Filho, Raul C Maranhão
Left ventricular (LV) remodeling after myocardial infarction constitutes the structural basis for ventricular dysfunction and heart failure. The characterization underlying the expression of lipoprotein receptors in cardiac dysfunction is scarcely explored. The aim of this study was to analyze the status of lipoprotein receptors on the infarcted and noninfarcted areas of LV and to verify whether nanoparticles that mimic the lipid structure of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and have the ability to bind to LDL receptors (LDE) are taken up more avidly by the noninfarcted LV...
February 2, 2018: Lipids
Ling Chen, Xing-Yun Wang, Jin-Gai Zhu, Liang-Hui You, Xing Wang, Xian-Wei Cui, Chun-Mei Shi, Fang-Yan Huang, Ya-Hui Zhou, Lei Yang, Ling-Xia Pang, Yao Gao, Chen-Bo Ji, Xi-Rong Guo
The novel obesity-associated protein Phosphotyrosine Interaction Domain containing 1 (PID1) inhibits insulin-PI3K/Akt signaling pathway and insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in vitro. In this study, we generated fat tissue-specific aP2-PID1 transgenic (aP2-PID1tg) mice and PID1 knockout (PID1-/-) mice to explore how PID1 affects glucose metabolism in vivo. We observed insulin resistance and impaired insulin-PI3K/Akt signaling in aP2-PID1tg mice. Consistent with these data, the PID1-/- mice displayed improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity under chow diet, with increased Akt phosphorylation in white adipose tissue (WAT)...
January 29, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Pierre-Simon Bellaye, Chiko Shimbori, Toyoshi Yanagihara, David A Carlson, Philip Hughes, Chandak Upagupta, Seidai Sato, Nolan Wheildon, Timothy Haystead, Kjetil Ask, Martin Kolb
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive disease of the lung parenchyma, causing significant morbidity through worsening dyspnoea and overall functional decline. IPF is characterised by apoptosis-resistant myofibroblasts, which are a major source for the excessive production of extracellular matrix (ECM) overtaking normal lung tissue. We sought to study the role of heat shock protein (HSP) isoforms HSP90α and HSP90β, whose distinct roles in lung fibrogenesis remain elusive.We determined the level of circulating HSP90α in IPF patients (n=31) and age-matched healthy controls (n=9) by ELISA...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Donghui Zhu, Yingchao Su, Bingmei Fu, Huaxi Xu
Poor Mg status is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we provided the first evidence that elevated Mg levels significantly reduced the blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and regulated its function in vitro. Transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) and magnesium transporter subtype 1 (MagT1) were two major cellular receptors mediating entry of extracellular Mg2+ into the cells. Elevated Mg levels also induced an accelerated clearance of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) from the brain to the blood side via BBB transcytosis through low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) and phosphatidylinositol binding clathrin assembly protein (PICALM), while reduced the influx of Aβ from the blood to the brain side involving receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and caveolae...
January 30, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
David de Gonzalo-Calvo, Cristina Colom, David Vilades, Andrea Rivas-Urbina, Abdel-Hakim Moustafa, Montserrat Pérez-Cuellar, Jose Luis Sánchez-Quesada, Antonio Pérez, Vicenta LLorente-Cortes
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a metabolically active tissue intimately associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Quantification of EAT volume is an interesting clinical tool for the evaluation of cardiometabolic disease. Nevertheless, current methodology presents serious disadvantages. The soluble form of the receptor LRP1 (sLRP1) is a non-invasive biomarker of EAT in general population. Here, we analysed the potential of circulating sLRP1 as biomarker of EAT volume in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
Gaiqing Wang, Li Wang, Xin-Gang Sun, Jiping Tang
The products of erythrocyte lyses, haemoglobin (Hb) and haem, are recognized as neurotoxins and the main contributors to delayed cerebral oedema and tissue damage after intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). Finding a means to efficiently promote absorption of the haemolytic products (Hb and haem) around the bleeding area in the brain through stimulating the function of the body's own garbage cleaning system is a novel clinical challenge and critical for functional recovery after ICH. In this review, available information of the brain injury mechanisms underlying ICH and endogenous haematoma scavenging system is provided...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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