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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647346/sting-is-involved-in-antiviral-immune-response-against-vzv-infection-via-the-induction-of-type-i-and-iii-ifn-pathways
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Ji-Ae Kim, Seul-Ki Park, Seong-Wook Seo, Chan-Hee Lee, Ok Sarah Shin
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a human-restricted α-herpesvirus that exhibits tropism for the skin. The VZV host receptors and downstream signaling pathways responsible for the antiviral innate immune response in the skin are not completely understood. Here, we show that stimulator of interferon genes (STING) mediates an important host defense against VZV infection in dermal cells including human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) and HaCaT keratinocytes. Inhibition of STING using small interfering RNA (siRNA) or short hairpin RNA (shRNA)-mediated gene disruption resulted in enhanced viral replication but diminished IRF3 phosphorylation and induction of IFNs and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647289/dysregulation-of-mir-499-mir-708-and-mir-1908-during-a-depression-episode-in-bipolar-disorders
#2
Ewa Banach, Monika Dmitrzak-Weglarz, Joanna Pawlak, Pawel Kapelski, Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz, Aleksandra Rajewska-Rager, Agnieszka Slopien, Maria Skibinska, Piotr Czerski, Joanna Hauser
Affective disorders include unipolar disorder (UP) (depression episodes) and bipolar disorder (BP) (depression and mania episodes). Currently, no biological markers are known that can help to differentiate these disorders. However, recent studies have suggested that psychiatric disorders can be connected with small, non-coding RNA, like microRNA. The objective of this study was to analyse the expression level of three microRNAs (miR-499, miR-708, miR-1908) in bipolar and unipolar disorder during depression episodes and after entering the remission state...
June 21, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646896/detection-of-the-plasmodium-falciparum-kelch-13-gene-p553l-mutation-in-sporozoites-isolated-from-mosquito-salivary-glands-in-south-central-vietnam
#3
Yoshimasa Maeno, Nguyen Tuyen Quang, Richard Culleton, Satoru Kawai, Gaku Masuda, Kaoru Hori, Shusuke Nakazawa, Ron P Marchand
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum has developed resistance against artemisinin in Southeast Asia. Mutations in the P. falciparum Kelch-13 (Pfk13) gene are associated with artemisinin resistance in vitro and in vivo. We investigated the prevalence of mutations in PfK13 from sporozoite-stage parasites isolated from the salivary glands of Anopheles dirus mosquitoes. METHODS: Mosquitoes were caught by human-landing catches at two locations within the Khanh Phu commune, South-Central Vietnam...
June 24, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646679/hypoxia-induced-adam-17-expression-is-mediated-by-rsk1-dependent-c-ebp%C3%AE-activation-in-human-lung-fibroblasts
#4
Jing-Yun Chen, Chien-Huang Lin, Bing-Chang Chen
Hypoxia was identified as a mediator of lung fibrosis in patients with chronic obstructive asthma (COA). Overexpression of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM 17) and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) leads to development of tissue fibrosis. However, the signaling pathway in hypoxia-induced ADAM 17 expression remains poorly defined. In this study, we investigated the roles that ribosomal S-6 kinase 1 (RSK1)/CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein β (C/EBPβ)-dependent ADAM 17 expression plays in hypoxia-induced CTGF expression in human lung fibroblasts...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646664/wogonin-attenuates-inflammation-by-activating-ppar-%C3%AE-in-alcoholic-liver-disease
#5
Hai-Di Li, Xin Chen, Yang Yang, Hui-Min Huang, Ling Zhang, Xin Zhang, Lei Zhang, Cheng Huang, Xiao-Ming Meng, Jun Li
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the predominant causes of liver-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, effective therapy for ALD is still lacking. Wogonin, a major flavonoid compound, is found in Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. Accumulating studies have revealed that wogonin possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour activities in various models. However, the hepatoprotective activity of wogonin in ALD is still obscure. In this study, we found that wogonin significantly attenuated inflammatory response in EtOH-fed mice, and reduced the expression of inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α and IL-6 in EtOH-induced RAW264...
June 21, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646175/ribosome-rna-profiling-to-quantify-ovarian-development-and-identify-sex-in-fish
#6
Zhi-Gang Shen, Hong Yao, Liang Guo, Xiao-Xia Li, Han-Ping Wang
Terminologies of ovary development, by somewhat subjective describing and naming main changes of oocytes, have been criticized for confusing and inconsistency of terms and classifications, and the incurred consequences impede communication among researchers. In the present work, we developed regression between ovary development and three ribosome RNA (rRNA) indexes, namely 5S rRNA percent, 18S rRNA percent, and 5S-18S rRNA ratio, using close relationship between volume percent of primary growth stage oocytes or gonadosomatic index and rRNA content, demonstrating species-specific quantification of ovary development can be established in species with either synchronous and asynchronous oogenesis...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646161/circulating-exosomal-mir-125a-3p-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-early-stage-colon-cancer
#7
Jing Wang, Feihu Yan, Qi Zhao, Fei Zhan, Ruitao Wang, Liang Wang, Yanqiao Zhang, Xiaoyi Huang
Circulating exosome holds great potentials as biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis of human cancers. Previously, we have applied small RNA sequencing to identify aberrantly expressed exosomal miRNAs as candidates for diagnostic markers in colon cancer patients. In this validation cohort, plasma derived exosomal miRNA was isolated from 50 early-stage colon cancer patients and 50 matched healthy volunteers. Real-time qRT-PCR revealed that miR-125a-3p, miR-320c were significantly up-regulated in plasma exosomes of the patients with early stage colon cancer...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646128/%C3%AE-copi-mediates-the-retention-of-kae1-g701d-protein-in-golgi-apparatus-a-mechanistic-explanation-of-drta-associated-g701d-mutation
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Natapol Duangtum, Mutita Junking, Suratchanee Phadngam, Nunghathai Sawasdee, Andrea Castiglioni, Komgrid Charngkaew, Thawornchai Limjindaporn, Ciro Isidoro, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus
Mutations of solute carrier family 4 member 1 ( SLC4A1 ) gene encoding kidney anion (chloride/bicarbonate ion) exchanger 1 (kAE1) can cause genetic distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA). Different SLC4A1 mutations give rise to mutant kAE1 proteins with distinct defects in protein trafficking. The mutant kAE1 protein may be retained in endoplasmic reticulum (ER), Golgi apparatus, or mis-targeted to the apical membrane, failing to display its function at the baso-lateral membrane. The ER-retained mutant kAE1 interacts with calnexin chaperone protein; disruption of this interaction permits the mutant kAE1 to reach the cell surface and display anion exchange activity...
June 23, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645739/mir-1224-inhibits-cell-proliferation-in-acute-liver-failure-by-targeting-the-antiapoptotic-gene-nfib
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Sanchari Roy, Heike Bantel, Franziska Wandrer, Anne Theres Schneider, Jeremie Gautheron, Mihael Vucur, Frank Tacke, Christian Trautwein, Tom Luedde, Christoph Roderburg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patient outcome in acute liver failure (ALF) is crucially determined by the appropriate balance between cell death and compensatory cell proliferation. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) - small non-coding RNAs that function as guide molecules in RNA silencing - have evolved as crucial mediators of nearly all developmental and pathological processes including physiology and disease of the liver. We investigated the role of miR-1224 during ALF. METHODS: We measured miR-1224 in livers of mice in various acute liver disease murine models and in ALF patients using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645249/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-evolution-and-development-of-flower-size-in-saltugilia-polemoniaceae
#10
Jacob B Landis, Douglas E Soltis, Pamela S Soltis
BACKGROUND: Flower size varies dramatically across angiosperms, representing innovations over the course of >130 million years of evolution and contributing substantially to relationships with pollinators. However, the genetic underpinning of flower size is not well understood. Saltugilia (Polemoniaceae) provides an excellent non-model system for extending the genetic study of flower size to interspecific differences that coincide with variation in pollinators. RESULTS: Using targeted gene capture methods, we infer phylogenetic relationships among all members of Saltugilia to provide a framework for investigating the genetic control of flower size differences via RNA-Seq de novo assembly...
June 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645154/alg-5-is-a-mirna-associated-argonaute-required-for-proper-developmental-timing-in-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-germline
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Kristen C Brown, Joshua M Svendsen, Rachel M Tucci, Brooke E Montgomery, Taiowa A Montgomery
Caenorhabditis elegans contains 25 Argonautes, of which, ALG-1 and ALG-2 are known to primarily interact with miRNAs. ALG-5 belongs to the AGO subfamily of Argonautes that includes ALG-1 and ALG-2, but its role in small RNA pathways is unknown. We analyzed by high-throughput sequencing the small RNAs associated with ALG-5, ALG-1 and ALG-2, as well as changes in mRNA expression in alg-5, alg-1 and alg-2 mutants. We show that ALG-5 defines a distinct branch of the miRNA pathway affecting the expression of genes involved in immunity, defense, and development...
June 22, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645153/defective-mitochondrial-rna-processing-due-to-pnpt1-variants-causes-leigh-syndrome
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Sanna Matilainen, Christopher J Carroll, Uwe Richter, Liliya Euro, Max Pohjanpelto, Anders Paetau, Pirjo Isohanni, Anu Suomalainen
Leigh syndrome is a severe infantile encephalopathy with an exceptionally variable genetic background. We studied the exome of a child manifesting with Leigh syndrome at one month of age and progressing to death by the age of 2.4 years, and identified novel compound heterozygous variants in PNPT1, encoding the polynucleotide phosphorylase (PNPase). Expression of the wild type PNPT1 in the subject's myoblasts functionally complemented the defects, and the pathogenicity was further supported by structural predictions and protein and RNA analyses...
June 22, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645106/phorbol-esters-dppa-dpa-promote-furin-expression-involving-transcription-factor-cebp%C3%AE-in-neuronal-cells
#13
Jing-Si Zha, Bing-Lin Zhu, Lu Liu, Yu-Jie Lai, Yan Long, Xiao-Tong Hu, Xiao-Juan Deng, Xue-Feng Wang, Zhen Yan, Guo-Jun Chen
Using high-throughput small molecule screening targeting furin gene, we identified that phorbol esters dPPA (12-Deoxyphorbol 13-phenylacetate 20-acetate) and dPA (12-Deoxyphorbol 13-acetate) significantly increased furin protein and mRNA expression in SH-SY5Y cells. This effect was prevented by PKC (protein kinase C) inhibitor calphostin C but not Ro318220, suggesting that the C1 domain, rather than the catalytic domain of PKC plays an important role. Luciferase assay revealed that nucleotides -7925 to -7426 were sufficient to mediate dPPA/dPA enhancement of furin P1 promoter activity...
June 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644690/advances-in-the-development-of-human-protein-microarrays
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Jessica Duarte, Jonathan M Blackburn
High-content protein microarrays in principle enable the functional interrogation of the human proteome in a broad range of applications, including biomarker discovery, profiling of immune responses, identification of enzyme substrates, and quantifying protein-small molecule, protein-protein and protein-DNA/RNA interactions. As with other microarrays, the underlying proteomic platforms are under active technological development and a range of different protein microarrays are now commercially available. However, deciphering the differences between these platforms to identify the most suitable protein microarray for the specific research question is not always straightforward...
June 23, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643756/is-neuroglial-antigen-2-a-potential-contributor-to-cilengitide-response-in-glioblastoma
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Hatice Sevim Nalkiran, Kerrie Leanne McDonald
BACKGROUND: Determining the expression levels of neuroglial antigen 2 (NG2) in glioma cell lines and to evaluate the potential contribution of NG2 to cilengitide response were aimed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Endogenous expression level of NG2 was determined using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and immunoblotting. Cilengitide responses of the cells were monitored to determine half maximal inhibitory concentration values. Whether the suppression of NG2 expression alters the response of A172 cells to cilengitide was examined...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643469/atra-signaling-regulates-the-expression-of-col9a1-through-bmp2-wnt4-runx1-pathway-in-antler-chondrocytes
#16
Hong-Liang Zhang, Bin Guo, Zhan-Qing Yang, Cui-Cui Duan, Shuang Geng, Kai Wang, Hai-Fan Yu, Zhan-Peng Yue
Although all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is involved in the regulation of cartilage growth and development, its regulatory mechanisms remain unknown. Here, we showed that ATRA could induce the expression of COL9A1 in antler chondrocytes. Silencing of cellular retinoic acid binding protein 2 (CRABP2) could impede the ATRA-induced upregulation of COL9A1, whereas overexpression of CRABP2 presented the opposite effect. RARα agonist Am80 induced the expression of COL9A1, whereas treatment with RARα antagonist Ro 41-5253 or RXRα small-interfering RNA (siRNA) caused an obvious blockage of ATRA on COL9A1...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643404/occurrence-of-late-relapse-of-hepatitis-c-virus-confirmed-by-molecular-analysis-after-sustained-virological-response-to-interferon-ribavirin-based-therapy
#17
Kazuhiko Hayashi, Masatoshi Ishigami, Satoshi Yasuda, Yoji Ishizu, Teiji Kuzuya, Takashi Honda, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hidemi Goto
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The optimal duration of follow-up for patients who achieve sustained virological responses (SVR) has become an important issue. Reports on long-term follow-up of SVR have demonstrated that 99% of patients maintained SVR. However, the limitations of a majority of studies include small patient numbers, short study periods, and lack of molecular analysis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genome. The present study sought to evaluate the late relapse rate in long-term follow-up of patients who achieved SVR, with molecular analysis of HCV...
June 22, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642874/combination-treatment-with-ppar%C3%AE-ligand-and-its-specific-inhibitor-gw9662-downregulates-bis-and-14-3-3-gamma-inhibiting-stem-like-properties-in-glioblastoma-cells
#18
Chang-Nim Im
PPARγ is a nuclear receptor that regulates differentiation and proliferation and is highly expressed in many cancer cells. Its synthetic ligands, such as rosiglitazone and ciglitazone, and its inhibitor GW9662, were shown to induce cellular differentiation, inhibit proliferation, and lead to apoptosis. Glioblastoma is a common brain tumor with poor survival prospects. Recently, glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) have been examined as a potential target for anticancer therapy; however, little is known about the combined effect of various agents on GSCs...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642803/transcriptomic-profiles-of-aging-in-na%C3%A3-ve-and-memory-cd4-cells-from-mice
#19
Jackson Taylor, Lindsay Reynolds, Li Hou, Kurt Lohman, Wei Cui, Stephen Kritchevsky, Charles McCall, Yongmei Liu
BACKGROUND: CD4+ T cells can be broadly divided into naïve and memory subsets, each of which are differentially impaired by the aging process. It is unclear if and how these differences are reflected at the transcriptomic level. We performed microarray profiling on RNA derived from naïve (CD44(low)) and memory (CD44(high)) CD4+ T cells derived from young (2-3 month) and old (28 month) mice, in order to better understand the mechanisms of age-related functional alterations in both subsets...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642444/upregulation-of-cd11b-and-cd86-through-lsd1-inhibition-promotes-myeloid-differentiation-and-suppresses-cell-proliferation-in-human-monocytic-leukemia-cells
#20
Jianwu Fang, Haiyan Ying, Ting Mao, Yanjia Fang, Yuan Lu, He Wang, Irene Zang, Zhaofu Wang, Ying Lin, Mengxi Zhao, Xiao Luo, Zongyao Wang, Yan Zhang, Chao Zhang, Wei Xiao, Yan Wang, Wei Tan, Zhui Chen, Chris Lu, Peter Atadja, En Li, Kehao Zhao, Jianfeng Liu, Justin Gu
LSD1 (Lysine Specific Demethylase1)/KDM1A (Lysine Demethylase 1A), a flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD)-dependent histone H3K4/K9 demethylase, sustains oncogenic potential of leukemia stem cells in primary human leukemia cells. However, the pro-differentiation and anti-proliferation effects of LSD1 inhibition in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are not yet fully understood. Here, we report that small hairpin RNA (shRNA) mediated LSD1 inhibition causes a remarkable transcriptional activation of myeloid lineage marker genes (CD11b/ITGAM and CD86), reduction of cell proliferation and decrease of clonogenic ability of human AML cells...
June 19, 2017: Oncotarget
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