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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208712/crystal-structure-of-human-irak1
#1
Li Wang, Qi Qiao, Ryan Ferrao, Chen Shen, John M Hatcher, Sara J Buhrlage, Nathanael S Gray, Hao Wu
Interleukin 1 (IL-1) receptor-associated kinases (IRAKs) are serine/threonine kinases that play critical roles in initiating innate immune responses against foreign pathogens and other types of dangers through their role in Toll-like receptor (TLR) and interleukin 1 receptor (IL-1R) mediated signaling pathways. Upon ligand binding, TLRs and IL-1Rs recruit adaptor proteins, such as myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), to the membrane, which in turn recruit IRAKs via the death domains in these proteins to form the Myddosome complex, leading to IRAK kinase activation...
December 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177859/examining-myddosome-formation-by-luminescence-based-mammalian-interactome-mapping-lumier
#2
Olaf-Oliver Wolz, Manfred Koegl, Alexander N R Weber
Recent structural, biochemical, and functional studies have led to the notion that many of the post-receptor signaling complexes in innate immunity have a multimeric, multi-protein architecture whose hierarchical assembly is vital for function. The Myddosome is a post-receptor complex in the cytoplasmic signaling of Toll-like receptors (TLR) and the Interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R), involving the proteins MyD88, IL-1R-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4), and IRAK2. Its importance is strikingly illustrated by the fact that rare germline mutations in MYD88 causing high susceptibility to infections are characterized by failure to assemble Myddosomes; conversely, gain-of-function MYD88 mutations leading to oncogenic hyperactivation of NF-κB show increased Myddosome formation...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172502/discovery-and-optimisation-of-pyrrolopyrimidine-inhibitors-of-interleukin-1-receptor-associated-kinase-4-irak4-for-the-treatment-of-mutant-myd88l265p-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#3
James S Scott, Sébastien L Degorce, Rana Anjum, Janet Culshaw, Robert M D Davies, Nichola L Davies, Keith S Dillman, James E Dowling, Lisa Drew, Andrew D Ferguson, Sam D Groombridge, Christopher T Halsall, Julian A Hudson, Scott Lamont, Nicola A Lindsay, Stacey K Marden, Michele F Mayo, J Elizabeth Pease, David R Perkins, Jennifer H Pink, Graeme R Robb, Alan Rosen, Minhui Shen, Claire McWhirter, Dedong Wu
Herein we report the optimization of a series of pyrrolopyrimidine inhibitors of interleukin-1 receptor associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) using X-ray crystal structures and structure based design to identify and optimize our scaffold. Compound 28 demonstrated a favorable physicochemical and kinase selectivity profile and was identified as a promising in vivo tool with which to explore the role of IRAK4 inhibition in the treatment of mutant MYD88L265P diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Compound 28 was shown to be capable of demonstrating inhibition of NF-κB activation and growth of the ABC subtype of DLBCL cell lines in vitro at high concentrations but showed greater effects in combination with a BTK inhibitor at lower concentrations...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142761/aeromonas-hydrophila-utilizes-tlr4-topology-for-synchronous-activation-of-myd88-and-trif-to-orchestrate-anti-inflammatory-responses-in-zebrafish
#4
Nidhi Srivastava, Asha Shelly, Manmohan Kumar, Archana Pant, Bhabatosh Das, Tanmay Majumdar, Shibnath Mazumder
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) plays a critical role in host immunity against Gram-negative bacteria. It transduces signals through two distinct TIR-domain-containing adaptors, MyD88 and TRIF, which function at the plasma membrane and endosomes, respectively. Using zebrafish Aeromonas hydrophila infection model, we demonstrate that synchronization of MyD88 and TRIF dependent pathways is critical for determining the fate of infection. Zebrafish were infected with A. hydrophila, and bacterial recovery studies suggested its effective persistence inside the host...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127936/synthesis-of-n-3-4-11c-methylpiperazin-1-yl-1-5-methylpyridin-2-yl-1h-pyrazol-5-yl-pyrazolo-1-5-a-pyrimidine-3-carboxamide-as-a-new-potential-pet-agent-for-imaging-of-irak4-enzyme-in-neuroinflammation
#5
Xiaohong Wang, Wenzhi Xu, Caihong Miao, Fugui Dong, Wei Li, Min Wang, Mingzhang Gao, Qi-Huang Zheng, Zhidong Xu
The reference standard N-(3-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-1-(5-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-3-carboxamide (9) and its demethylated precursor N-(1-(5-methylpyridin-2-yl)-3-(piperazin-1-yl)-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)pyrazolo[1,5-α]pyrimidine-3-carboxamide (8) were synthesized from pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-3-carboxylic acid and ethyl 2-cyanoacetate with overall chemical yield 13% in nine steps and 14% in eight steps, respectively. The target tracer N-(3-(4-[11C]methylpiperazin-1-yl)-1-(5-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-3-carboxamide ([11C]9) was prepared from its precursor with [11C]CH3OTf through N-[11C]methylation and isolated by HPLC combined with SPE in 50-60% radiochemical yield, based on [11C]CO2 and decay corrected to EOB...
November 6, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108825/targeting-interferons-and-their-pathways-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#6
REVIEW
François Chasset, Laurent Arnaud
Significant advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of innate immunity have led to the identification of interferons (IFNs), particularly IFN-α, as central mediators in the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Therefore, targeting of IFNs and of their downstream pathways has emerged as important developments for novel drug research in SLE. Based on this, several specific interferon blocking strategies using anti-IFN-α antibodies, anti-type I interferon receptor antibodies, Interferon-α-kinoid, or anti-IFN-γ antibodies have all been assessed in recent clinical trials...
November 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093371/-identification-of-biomarkers-for-tubular-injury-and-interstitial-fibrosis-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#7
Shunsaku Nakagawa
 In chronic kidney disease (CKD), progressive nephron loss causes tubulointerstitial fibrosis and progressive tubular injury. Recent identification of the major cell populations of myofibroblast precursors in the kidney has enabled us to dissect the fibrogenic process after tubular injury. Kidney pericytes are a possible precursor of myofibroblasts, and may be promising targets for treating fibrogenesis. Our recent studies have shown that pericytes activate Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2/4- and myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MyD88)-dependent proinflammatory signaling in response to renal tubular injury...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080686/cloning-expression-pattern-and-functional-characterization-of-interleukin-1-receptor-associated-kinase-4-an-important-mediator-of-the-toll-like-receptor-signaling-pathway-from-artemia-sinica
#8
Di Wang, Yu Xia, Zao Zhang, Zhangping Wang, Daochuan Zhang, Hong Yin
As a crucial component of Toll-like receptor (TLR)/interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R) signaling pathways, IL-1R--associated kinase 4 (IRAK-4) plays a central role in innate immunity and embryonic development. Herein, we have characterized the full length cDNA of IRAK4 from Artemia sinica. Molecular characterization revealed that the sequence includes a 2550 bp open reading frame, encoding a predicted protein of 849 amino acids. The predicted protein contains a death domain in the N-terminus and two serine/threonine/tyrosine protein kinasedomains...
October 28, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988892/the-il-1%C3%AE-signalling-pathway-and-its-role-in-regulating-pro-inflammatory-and-pro-labour-mediators-in-human-primary-myometrial-cells
#9
Martha Lappas
Interleukin (IL)-1β plays a central role in the processes of human labour and delivery. The adaptor proteins involved in the IL-1β signalling pathway in human myometrium are not known. This study sought to determine the role of the adaptor proteins myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MyD88), tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), IL-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) and transforming growth factor beta-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) in IL-1β-induced formation of pro-inflammatory and pro-labour mediators in human myometrium...
October 6, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964808/acanthoic-acid-protectsagainst-ethanol-induced-liver-injury-possible-role-of-ampk-activation-and-irak4-inhibition
#10
You-Li Yao, Xin Han, Jian Song, Jing Zhang, Ya-Mei Li, Li-Hua Lian, Yan-Ling Wu, Ji-Xing Nan
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of acanthoic acid (AA) on the regulation of inflammatory response, lipid accumulation, and fibrosis via AMPK- IRAK4 signaling against chronic alcohol consumption in mice. Ethanol-induced liver injury was induced in male mice by Lieber-DeCarli diet for 28d. And mice in AA groups were gavaged with AA (20 or 40mg/kg) for 28d. AA treatment significantly decreased serum AST and TG, hepatic TG levels, serum ethanol and LPS levels compared with chronic ethanol administration...
November 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958897/the-tlr13-myd88-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway-of-cyclina-sinensis-plays-vital-roles-in-innate-immune-responses
#11
Yipeng Ren, Dan Ding, Baoping Pan, Wenjun Bu
Toll-like receptors, the best known pattern recognition receptors, play important roles in recognizing non-self molecules and binding pathogen-associated molecular patterns in the innate immune system. In the present research, the cDNA and protein characterization of the TLR signalling pathway genes including IRAK4, TRAK6 and IKKα (named CsIRAK4, CsTRAF6 and CsIKKα, respectively) with the typical motifs from Cyclina sinensis showed significant similarity with their homologues from other shellfish. Furthermore, the mRNA transcripts of these three genes are ubiquitously expressed in all tissues tested and are dominantly expressed in C...
September 25, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950845/ethanol-extract-of-propolis-and-its-constituent-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-inhibit-breast-cancer-cells-proliferation-in-inflammatory-microenvironment-by-inhibiting-tlr4-signal-pathway-and-inducing-apoptosis-and-autophagy
#12
Huasong Chang, Yuehua Wang, Xusheng Yin, Xinying Liu, Hongzhuan Xuan
BACKGROUND: Propolis and its major constituent - caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) have good abilities on antitumor and anti-inflammation. However, little is known about the actions of propolis and CAPE on tumor in inflammatory microenvironment, and inflammatory responses play decisive roles at different stages of tumor development. To understand the effects and mechanisms of ethanol-extracted Chinese propolis (EECP) and its major constituent - CAPE in inflammation-stimulated tumor, we investigated their effects on Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway which plays a crucial role in breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cell line...
September 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947151/discovery-and-structure-based-design-of-4-6-diaminonicotinamides-as-potent-and-selective-irak4-inhibitors
#13
Rajeev S Bhide, Alec Keon, Carolyn Weigelt, John S Sack, Robert J Schmidt, Shuqun Lin, Hai-Yun Xiao, Steven H Spergel, James Kempson, William J Pitts, Julie Carman, Michael A Poss
The identification of small molecule inhibitors of IRAK4 for the treatment of autoimmune diseases has been an area of intense research. We discovered novel 4,6-diaminonicotinamides which potently inhibit IRAK4. Optimization efforts were aided by X-ray crystal structures of inhibitors bound to IRAK4. Structure activity relationship (SAR) studies led to the identification of compound 29 which exhibited sub-micromolar potency in a LTA stimulated cellular assay.
September 18, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924041/irak4-kinase-activity-controls-toll-like-receptor-induced-inflammation-through-the-transcription-factor-irf5-in-primary-human-monocytes
#14
Leah Cushing, Aaron Winkler, Scott A Jelinsky, Katherine Lee, Wouter Korver, Rachael Hawtin, Vikram R Rao, Margaret Fleming, Lih-Ling Lin
Interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) plays a critical role in innate immune signaling by Toll-like receptors (TLRs), and loss of IRAK4 activity in mice and humans increases susceptibility to bacterial infections and causes defects in TLR and IL1 ligand sensing. However, the mechanism by which IRAK4 activity regulates the production of downstream inflammatory cytokines is unclear. Using transcriptomic and biochemical analyses of human monocytes treated with a highly potent and selective inhibitor of IRAK4, we show that IRAK4 kinase activity controls the activation of interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5), a transcription factor implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune diseases...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912849/microrna-93-inhibits-inflammatory-responses-and-cell-apoptosis-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-by-targeting-interleukin-1-receptor-associated-kinase-4
#15
Feng Tian, Chao Yuan, Lixun Hu, Shihai Shan
The present study aimed to investigate changes in the expression of interleukin (IL)-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) and microRNA (miRNA or miR)-93 in mice with cerebral ischemia reperfusion (CIR) injury, as well as the association and regulatory mechanism between IRAK4 and miR-93. The CIR mouse model was constructed and mouse microglia BV2 cells were transfected with miR-93 mimic or miR-93 inhibitor. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to measure the expression of mRNA and miR-93. Western blotting was performed to determine protein expression...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844021/tlr2-tlr3-and-tlr5-regulation-of-pro-inflammatory-and-pro-labour-mediators-in-human-primary-myometrial-cells
#16
Ratana Lim, Gillian Barker, Martha Lappas
Preterm birth continues to be a significant global health care issue, due to our lack of understanding of the mechanisms that drive human labour and delivery. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are essential in triggering an inflammatory response in human gestational tissues, leading to the production of pro-inflammatory and pro-labour mediators, and thus preterm birth. The aims of this study were to determine whether the adaptor molecules associated with TLR2, TLR3 and TLR5 signalling are involved in human myometrium...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780618/upregulated-irak1-and-irak4-promoting-the-production-of-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-17-in-behcet-s-disease
#17
Min Sun, Peizeng Yang, Yan Yang, Jian Ye
PURPOSE: To investigate the expression and function of IRAK1 and IRAK4 involved in the development of Behcet's disease. METHODS: Twenty-eight Behcet's patients and thirty-two normal subjects were involved in this study. The mRNA levels of IRAK1 and IRAK4 from active Behcet's patients, inactive Behcet's patients and normal controls were detected using real-time quantitative PCR. CD4(+)T cells were extracted from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of active Behcet's patients and normal controls...
August 5, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757610/the-il-1r-tlr-signaling-pathway-is-essential-for-efficient-cd8-t-cell-responses-against-hepatitis-b-virus-in-the-hydrodynamic-injection-mouse-model
#18
Zhiyong Ma, Jia Liu, Weimin Wu, Ejuan Zhang, Xiaoyong Zhang, Qian Li, Gennadiy Zelinskyy, Jan Buer, Ulf Dittmer, Carsten J Kirschning, Mengji Lu
The outcome of hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection is determined by the complex interactions between replicating HBV and the immune system. While the role of the adaptive immune system in the resolution of HBV infection has been studied extensively, the contribution of innate immune mechanisms remains to be defined. Here we examined the role of the interleukin-1 receptor/Toll-like receptor (IL-1R/TLR) signaling pathway in adaptive immune responses and viral clearance by exploring the HBV mouse model. Hydrodynamic injection with a replication-competent HBV genome was performed in wild-type mice (WT) and a panel of mouse strains lacking specific innate immunity component expression...
July 31, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750570/identification-of-potential-ibrutinib-combinations-in-hematological-malignancies-using-a-combination-high-throughput-screen
#19
Michael Schaffer, Shalini Chaturvedi, Cuc Davis, Regina Aquino, Emily Stepanchick, Matthias Versele, Yang Liu, Jennifer Yang, Rongzhen Lu, Sriram Balasubramanian
Matrix high-throughput screening (HTS) methods are increasingly employed to rapidly define potential therapeutic drug combinations. We used combination HTS to identify compounds showing synergistic anti-proliferative activity with ibrutinib, an irreversible, small-molecule inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase. The goal was to identify ibrutinib combinations with maximum synergistic effects in heme malignancy lines, particularly in non-Hodgkin lymphoma including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Growth inhibition (GI) was used to measure cell viability; synergy scores characterized strength of synergistic interaction...
July 28, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739828/mouse-bone-marrow-sca-1-cd44-mesenchymal-stem-cells-kill-avirulent-mycobacteria-but-not-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-through-modulation-of-cathelicidin-expression-via-the-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-dependent-pathway
#20
Sumanta Kumar Naik, Avinash Padhi, Geetanjali Ganguli, Srabasti Sengupta, Sanghamitra Pati, Dasarathi Das, Avinash Sonawane
Mycobacterium tuberculosis primarily infects lung macrophages. However, a recent study showed that M. tuberculosis also infects and persists in a dormant form inside bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) even after successful antibiotic therapy. However, the mechanism(s) by which M. tuberculosis survives in BM-MSCs is still not known. Like macrophages, BM-MSCs do not contain a well-defined endocytic pathway, which is known to play a central role in the clearance of internalized mycobacteria. Here, we studied the fate of virulent and avirulent mycobacteria in Sca-1(+) CD44(+) BM-MSCs...
October 2017: Infection and Immunity
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