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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028441/physiological-and-pharmacological-inductors-of-hsp70-enhance-the-anti-oxidative-defense-mechanisms-of-the-liver-and-pancreas-in-diabetic-rats
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Maja Dimitrovska, Mirsada Dervisevik, Natasa Cipanovska, Katerina Gerazova, Suzana Dinevska-Kjovkarovska, Biljana Miova
Heat preconditioning (HP) is a powerful adaptive and protective phenomenon and the heat stress proteins (HSPs) it produces are an important determinant for the development of diabetic complications. Aspirin has been reported to modulate heat shock response in different organisms through increased induction of HSPs and is also known to exert anti-oxidative and radical scavenging effects in diabetes. We estimated the effect of physiological [heat stress (HS), 45min / 41±0.5ºC)] and pharmacological (aspirin treatment) induction of HSP70 on several parameters of oxidative state in the pancreas and liver of diabetic rats...
October 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028174/could-frequent-carbapenem-use-be-a-risk-factor-for-colistin-resistance
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Aycan Gundogdu, Aysegul Ulu-Kilic, Huseyin Kilic, Esra Ozhan, Dilek Altun, Ozlem Cakir, Emine Alp
AIMS: The antibiotic colistin, which had been previously abandoned, is being brought back as a last line of defense against bacterial infection. However, colistin resistance was reported shortly after its reintroduction. This study evaluated the risk factors for colonization/infections due to colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (ColR-Ab) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (ColR-Kp) strains and characterized the molecular epidemiology of these two strains. RESULTS: Age, previous hospitalization duration, and previous use of carbapenem and colistin were risk factors for ColR-Kp, whereas previous use of carbapenem and colistin was a risk factor for ColR-Ab...
October 13, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027961/dosis-facit-sanitatem-concentration-dependent-effects-of-resveratrol-on-mitochondria
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REVIEW
Corina T Madreiter-Sokolowski, Armin A Sokolowski, Wolfgang F Graier
The naturally occurring polyphenol, resveratrol (RSV), is known for a broad range of actions. These include a positive impact on lifespan and health, but also pro-apoptotic anti-cancer properties. Interestingly, cell culture experiments have revealed a strong impact of RSV on mitochondrial function. The compound was demonstrated to affect mitochondrial respiration, structure and mass of mitochondria as well as mitochondrial membrane potential and, ultimately, mitochondria-associated cell death pathways. Notably, the mitochondrial effects of RSV show a very strict and remarkable concentration dependency: At low concentrations, RSV (<50 μM) fosters cellular antioxidant defense mechanisms, activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)- and sirtuin 1 (SIRT1)-linked pathways and enhances mitochondrial network formation...
October 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027912/guanidinium-toxins-and-their-interactions-with-voltage-gated-sodium-ion-channels
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REVIEW
Lorena M Durán-Riveroll, Allan D Cembella
Guanidinium toxins, such as saxitoxin (STX), tetrodotoxin (TTX) and their analogs, are naturally occurring alkaloids with divergent evolutionary origins and biogeographical distribution, but which share the common chemical feature of guanidinium moieties. These guanidinium groups confer high biological activity with high affinity and ion flux blockage capacity for voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV). Members of the STX group, known collectively as paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs), are produced among three genera of marine dinoflagellates and about a dozen genera of primarily freshwater or brackish water cyanobacteria...
October 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026901/dietary-iron-loading-negatively-affects-liver-mitochondrial-function
#5
Chiara Volani, Carolina Doerrier, Egon Demetz, David Haschka, Giuseppe Paglia, Alexandros A Lavdas, Erich Gnaiger, Guenter Weiss
Iron is an essential co-factor for several metabolic processes, including mitochondrial respiration, and mitochondria are the major sites of iron-utilization. Cellular iron homeostasis must be tightly regulated, as intracellular iron deficiency can lead to insufficient energy production, whereas iron overload triggers ROS (reactive oxygen species) formation via the Fenton reaction. So far little is known on how iron imbalances affect mitochondrial function in vivo and the impact of the genotype on that, we studied the effects of dietary iron loading on mitochondrial respiratory capacity in liver by comparing two genetically divergent mouse strains, namely C57BL/6N and FVB mice...
October 13, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026191/mechanisms-involved-in-the-triggering-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-nets-by-candida-glabrata-during-planktonic-and-biofilm-growth
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Chad J Johnson, John F Kernien, Amanda R Hoyer, Jeniel E Nett
Candida spp. adhere to medical devices, such as catheters, forming drug-tolerant biofilms that resist killing by the immune system. Little is known about how C. glabrata, an emerging pathogen, resists attack by phagocytes. Here we show that upon encounter with planktonic (non-biofilm) C. glabrata, human neutrophils initially phagocytose the yeast and subsequently release neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), complexes of DNA, histones, and proteins capable of inhibiting fungal growth and dissemination. When exposed to C...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024695/cops-and-pops-patrol-inflammasome-activation
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REVIEW
Mohanalaxmi Indramohan, Christian Stehlik, Andrea Dorfleutner
Sensing and responding to pathogens and tissue damage is a core mechanism of innate immune host defense and inflammasomes represent a central cytosolic pattern recognition receptor (PRR) pathway leading to the generation of the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β and IL-18 and pyroptotic cell death that causes the subsequent release of danger signals to propagate and perpetuate inflammatory responses. While inflammasome activation is essential for host defense, deregulated inflammasome responses and excessive release of inflammatory cytokines and danger signals are linked to an increasing spectrum of inflammatory diseases...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024638/shigella-stays-on-the-move
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Noelia Lopez-Montero, Jost Enninga
Guanylate-binding proteins (GBPs) confer protection against intracellular pathogens. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Wandel et al. (2017) report that cytosolic Shigella becomes trapped within a GBP coat that prevents bacterial cell-to-cell spread. However, this defense mechanism is counteracted by the bacterial E3 ubiquitin ligase IpaH9.8.
October 11, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024335/fifty-shades-of-sumo-its-role-in-immunity-and-at-the-fulcrum-of-growth-defense-balance
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Vivek Verma, Fenella Crolley, Ari Sadanandom
The sessile nature of plants requires them to cope with an ever changing environment. Effective adaptive responses require sophisticated cellular mechanisms at post-transcriptional and -translational levels. Post-translational modification by Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier (SUMO) proteins is emerging as a key player in these adaptive responses. SUMO conjugation can rapidly change the overall fate of target proteins by altering their stability or interaction with partner proteins or DNA. SUMOylation entails an enzyme cascade that leads to the activation, conjugation and ligation of SUMO to lysine residues of target proteins...
October 10, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023999/occupational-exposure-to-diesel-engine-exhaust-and-serum-cytokine-levels
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Yufei Dai, Dianzhi Ren, Bryan A Bassig, Roel Vermeulen, Wei Hu, Yong Niu, Huawei Duan, Meng Ye, Tao Meng, Jun Xu, Ping Bin, Meili Shen, Jufang Yang, Wei Fu, Kees Meliefste, Debra Silverman, Nathaniel Rothman, Qing Lan, Yuxin Zheng
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified diesel engine exhaust (DEE) as a human lung carcinogen. Given that inflammation is suspected to be an important underlying mechanism of lung carcinogenesis, we evaluated the relationship between DEE exposure and the inflammatory response using data from a cross-sectional molecular epidemiology study of 41 diesel engine testing workers and 46 unexposed controls. Repeated personal exposure measurements of PM2.5 and other DEE constituents were taken for the diesel engine testing workers before blood collection...
October 12, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023454/antifungal-defense-of-probiotic-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-is-mediated-by-blocking-adhesion-and-nutrient-depletion
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Daniela Mailänder-Sánchez, Christina Braunsdorf, Christian Grumaz, Christoph Müller, Stefan Lorenz, Philip Stevens, Jeanette Wagener, Betty Hebecker, Bernhard Hube, Franz Bracher, Kai Sohn, Martin Schaller
Candida albicans is an inhabitant of mucosal surfaces in healthy individuals but also the most common cause of fungal nosocomial blood stream infections, associated with high morbidity and mortality. As such life-threatening infections often disseminate from superficial mucosal infections we aimed to study the use of probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) in prevention of mucosal C. albicans infections. Here, we demonstrate that LGG protects oral epithelial tissue from damage caused by C. albicans in our in vitro model of oral candidiasis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023418/association-between-stress-and-the-hpa-axis-in-the-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Tzu-Kai Lin, Lily Zhong, Juan Luis Santiago
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is one of the body's neuroendocrine networks that responds to psychological stress (PS). In the skin, there exists a peripheral HPA axis similar to the central axis. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are key effector molecules of the HPA axis and are essential for cutaneous homeostasis. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a condition typically characterized by a chronic relapsing course that often results in PS. HPA dysfunction is present in AD patients by the decreased response of GCs elevation to stress as compared to those unaffected by AD...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022266/cardiac-aging-benefits-of-exercise-nrf2-activation-and-antioxidant-signaling
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Madhusudhanan Narasimhan, Namakkal-Soorappan Rajasekaran
Cardiovascular dysfunction and heart failure associated with aging not only impairs the cardiac function but also the quality of life eventually decreasing the life expectancy of the elderly. Notably, cardiac tissue can prematurely age under certain conditions such as genetic mutation, persistent redox stress and overload, aberrant molecular signaling, DNA damage, telomere attrition, and other pathological insults. While cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality is on the rise and remains a global health threat, there has been only little to moderate improvements in its medical management...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022265/exercise-amaliorates-metabolic-disturbances-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-possible-underlying-mechanisms
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Ayman M Mahmoud
Cardiomyopathy is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus and occurs independently of coronary artery disease or hypertension. It manifests as systolic/diastolic dysfunction and hypertrophy of the left ventricle and can lead to heart failure. Hyperglycemia can trigger a series of maladaptive stimuli and result in cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and reduced performance and contractility. The pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy is a multifactorial process that includes metabolic derangements such as increased oxidative stress, and altered non-oxidative glucose pathways and lipid metabolism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022076/biosynthesis-and-regulation-of-cyanogenic-glycoside-production-in-forage-plants
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REVIEW
Zhanmin Sun, Kaixuan Zhang, Cheng Chen, Yanmin Wu, Yixiong Tang, Milen I Georgiev, Xinquan Zhang, Min Lin, Meiliang Zhou
The natural products cyanogenic glycosides (CNglcs) are present in various forage plant species including Sorghum spp., Trifolium spp., and Lotus spp. The release of toxic hydrogen cyanide (HCN) from endogenous CNglcs, which is known as cyanogenesis, leads to a serious problem for animal consumption while as defensive secondary metabolites, CNglcs play multiple roles in plant development and responses to adverse environment. Therefore, it is highly important to fully uncover the molecular mechanisms of CNglc biosynthesis and regulation to manipulate the contents of CNglcs in forage plants for fine-tuning the balance between defensive responses and food safety...
October 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021509/nucleotide-binding-oligomerization-domain-1-and-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Tomohiro Watanabe, Naoki Asano, Masatoshi Kudo, Warren Strober
Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain 1 (NOD1) is an intracellular sensor that detects small peptides derived from the cell wall component of intestinal microflora. NOD1 is expressed in both non-hematopoietic cells such as epithelial cells and hematopoietic cells such as antigen-presenting cells. Detection of its ligand by NOD1 leads to innate immune responses through activation of nuclear factor kappa B and type I interferon as well as induction of autophagy. Innate immune responses through NOD1 activation play an indispensable role both in host defense against microbial infection and in the development of gastrointestinal disorders...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021149/the-envenomation-of-general-physiology-throughout-the-last-century
#17
Jon T Sack
Toxins are the poisonous products of organisms. Toxins serve vital defensive and offensive functions for those that harbor them: stinging scorpions, pesticidal plants, sanguinary snakes, fearless frogs, sliming snails, noxious newts, and smarting spiders. For physiologists, toxins are integral chemical tools that hijack life's fundamental processes with remarkable molecular specificity. Our understanding of electrophysiological phenomena has been transformed time and time again with the help of some terrifying toxins...
October 11, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020924/plant-jasmonate-zim-domain-genes-shedding-light-on-structure-and-expression-patterns-of-jaz-gene-family-in-sugarcane
#18
Feng Liu, Tingting Sun, Ling Wang, Weihua Su, Shiwu Gao, Yachun Su, Liping Xu, Youxiong Que
BACKGROUND: Sugarcane smut caused by Sporisorium scitamineum is one of the most severe fungal diseases in the sugarcane industry. Using a molecular biological technique to mine sugarcane resistance genes can provide gene resources for further genetic engineering of sugarcane disease-resistant breeding. Jasmonate ZIM (zinc-finger inflorescence meristem) domain (JAZ) proteins, which involved in the responses to plant pathogens and abiotic stresses, are important signaling molecules of the jasmonic acid (JA) pathway...
October 11, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020081/heat-stress-induces-expression-of-hsp-genes-in-genetically-divergent-chickens
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Haniel Cedraz, Juliana Gracielle Gonzaga Gromboni, Antonio Amandio Pinto Garcia, Ronaldo Vasconcelos Farias Filho, Teillor Machado Souza, Eduardo Ribeiro de Oliveira, Elizangela Bonfim de Oliveira, Carlos Souza do Nascimento, Camila Meneghetti, Amauri Arias Wenceslau
BACKGROUND: Chickens are animals that are sensitive to thermal stress, which may decrease their production level in terms that it affects feed intake and thus, decreasing body weight gain. The Heat Shock Factors (HSF) and Heat Shock Proteins (HSP) genes are involved in the key cellular defense mechanisms during exposure in hot environments. Aimed with this study to analyze the expression of HSF1, HSF3, HSP70 and HSP90 genes in two local breeds (Peloco and Caneluda) and a commercial broiler line (Cobb 500®) to verify differences in resistance of these chicken to Heat stress treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018457/pre-infestation-of-tomato-plants-by-aphids-modulates-transmission-acquisition-relationship-among-whiteflies-tomato-yellow-leaf-curl-virus-tylcv-and-plants
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Xiao L Tan, Ju L Chen, Giovanni Benelli, Nicolas Desneux, Xue Q Yang, Tong X Liu, Feng Ge
Herbivory defense systems in plants are largely regulated by jasmonate-(JA) and salicylate-(SA) signaling pathways. Such defense mechanisms may impact insect feeding dynamic, may also affect the transmission-acquisition relationship among virus, plants and vectoring insects. In the context of the tomato - whitefly - Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV) biological model, we tested the impact of pre-infesting plants with a non-vector insect (aphid Myzus persicae) on feeding dynamics of a vector insect (whitefly Bemisia tabaci) as well as virus transmission-acquisition...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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