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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031211/cyanidin-3-o-glucoside-inhibits-the-uvb-induced-ros-cox-2-pathway-in-hacat-cells
#1
Yong He, Yunfeng Hu, Xinwei Jiang, Tianfeng Chen, Yuetang Ma, Shi Wu, Jianxia Sun, Rui Jiao, Xiaoling Li, Liehua Deng, Weibin Bai
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight, especially UVB (290-320nm), is one of the most important environmental factors that destroys the integrity of the skin and causes epidermal cell apoptosis, potentially even leading to skin cancer. UVB irradiation can cause skin damage by stimulating inflammatory and apoptotic pathways. Anthocyanins are flavonoids that are common in many vegetable foods, and have also demonstrated chemopreventive effects. Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside, as a typical anthocyanin, exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031206/inhibitory-effect-of-triperygium-wilfordii-polyglucoside-on-dipeptidyl-peptidase-i-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#2
Jingjing Wang, Yi Chu, Xiaoying Zhou
BACKGROUD: Dipeptidyl peptidase I (DPPI), a lysosomal cysteine protease is derived from granule immune cells including mast cell, neutrophils, and toxicity T cells. DPPI can activate serine proteases by removal of dipeptides from N-termini of the pro-proteases, resulting in granule immune cells activation which involved in physiological or pathological responses. Triperygium Wilfordii Polyglucoside (TWP) is one of the traditional Chinese medicines, and commonly used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031163/ebola-virus-requires-phosphatidylinositol-3-5-bisphosphate-production-for-efficient-viral-entry
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Shirley Qiu, Anders Leung, Yuxia Bo, Robert A Kozak, Sai Priya Anand, Corina Warkentin, Fabiola D R Salambanga, Jennifer Cui, Gary Kobinger, Darwyn Kobasa, Marceline Côté
For entry, Ebola virus (EBOV) requires the interaction of its viral glycoprotein with the cellular protein Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) which resides in late endosomes and lysosomes. How EBOV is trafficked and delivered to NPC1 and whether this is positively regulated during entry remain unclear. Here, we show that the PIKfyve-ArPIKfyve-Sac3 cellular complex, which is involved in the metabolism of phosphatidylinositol (3,5) bisphosphate (PtdIns(3,5)P2), is critical for EBOV infection. Although the expression of all subunits of the complex was required for efficient entry, PIKfyve kinase activity was specifically critical for entry by all pathogenic filoviruses...
October 11, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031074/synthesis-antiproliferative-anti-tubulin-activity-and-docking-study-of-new-1-2-4-triazoles-as-potential-combretastatin-analogues
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Muhamad Mustafa, Dalia Abdelhamid, ElShimaa M N Abdelhafez, Mahmoud A A Ibrahim, Amira M Gamal-Eldeen, Omar M Aly
Combretastatin A4 (CA4) is a natural product characterized by a powerful inhibition of tubulin polymerization and a potential anticancer activity. However, therapeutic application of CA4 is substantially hindered due to geometric isomerization. In the current study, new cis-restricted Combretastatin A4 analogues containing 1,2,4-triazle in place of the olefinic bond were designed and synthesized. The synthesized compounds were evaluated for their in vitro antiproliferative activity in human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 and leukemia HL-60 cell lines using MTT assay...
September 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031067/new-pyridine-derivatives-as-inhibitors-of-acetylcholinesterase-and-amyloid-aggregation
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Fabiana Pandolfi, Daniela De Vita, Martina Bortolami, Antonio Coluccia, Roberto Di Santo, Roberta Costi, Vincenza Andrisano, Francesco Alabiso, Christian Bergamini, Romana Fato, Manuela Bartolini, Luigi Scipione
A new series of pyridine derivatives with carbamic or amidic function has been designed and synthesized to act as cholinesterase inhibitors. The synthesized compounds were tested toward EeAChE and hAChE and toward eqBChE and hBChE. The carbamate 8 was the most potent hAChE inhibitor (IC50 = 0.153 ± 0.016 μM) while the carbamate 11 was the most potent inhibitor of hBChE (IC50 = 0.828 ± 0.067 μM). A molecular docking study indicated that the carbamate 8 was able to bind AChE by interacting with both CAS and PAS, in agreement with the mixed inhibition mechanism...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031033/an-arabidopsis-divergent-pumilio-protein-apum24-is-essential-for-embryogenesis-and-required-for-faithful-pre-rrna-processing
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Thiruvenkadam Shanmugam, Nazia Abbasi, Hyung-Sae Kim, Ho Bang Kim, Nam-Il Park, Guen Tae Park, Sung Aeong Oh, Soon Ki Park, Douglas G Muench, Yeonhee Choi, Youn-Il Park, Sang-Bong Choi
Pumilio RNA-binding proteins are largely involved in mRNA degradation and translation repression. However, a few evolutionarily divergent Pumilios are also responsible for proper pre-rRNA processing in human and yeast. Here, we describe an essential Arabidopsis nucleolar Pumilio, APUM24, that is expressed in tissues undergoing rapid proliferation and cell division. A T-DNA insertion for APUM24 did not affect the male and female gametogenesis, but instead resulted in a negative female gametophytic effect on zygotic cell division immediately after fertilization...
October 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029323/lncrnal20992-regulates-apoptotic-proteins-to-promote-lead-induced-neuronal-apoptosis
#7
Aruo Nan, Yangyang Jia, Xin Li, Meiling Liu, Nan Zhang, Lijian Chen, Ti Yang, Yiqin Xu, Xin Dai, Ying Cheng, Zhenzhong Liu, Yihui Ling, Yiguo Jiang
Lead is a heavy metal pollutant that is widely present in the environment and can seriously harm human health, especially the nervous system. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in many physiological and pathological processes; however, there remains a lack of in-depth studies on the molecular mechanisms associated with lead neurotoxicity. Here, our results showed that lead exposure inhibited cell proliferation and promoted cell apoptosis. We observed that lncRNAL20992 was significantly upregulated in a lead-induced neuronal-injury cell model according to quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
September 25, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029095/identification-of-novel-bifunctional-hiv-1-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors
#8
Ming-Tain Lai, Paul Tawa, Anick Auger, Deping Wang, Hua-Poo Su, Youwei Yan, Daria J Hazuda, Michael D Miller, Ernest Asante-Appiah, Roman A Melnyk
Objectives: The increasing prevalence of mutations in HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) that confer resistance to existing NRTIs and NNRTIs underscores the need to develop RT inhibitors with novel mode-of-inhibition and distinct resistance profiles. Methods: Biochemical assays were employed to identify inhibitors of RT activity and characterize their mode of inhibition. The antiviral activity of the inhibitors was assessed by cell-based assays using laboratory HIV-1 isolates and MT4 cells...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029019/combined-loss-of-eaf2-and-p53-induces-prostate-carcinogenesis-in-male-mice
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Yao Wang, Laura E Pascal, Mingming Zhong, Junkui Ai, Dan Wang, Yifeng Jing, Jan Pilch, Qiong Song, Lora H Rigatti, Lara E Graham, Joel B Nelson, Anil V Parwani, Zhou Wang
Mutations in the p53 tumor suppressor are frequent in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer but less so in patients with localized disease, and Li-Fraumeni patients with germline p53 mutations do not have an increased incidence of prostate cancer, suggesting that additional molecular and/or genetic changes are required for p53 to promote prostate carcinogenesis. EAF2 is a tumor suppressor that is frequently down-regulated in advanced prostate cancer. Previous studies have suggested that p53 binds to EAF2, providing a potential mechanism for their functional interactions...
September 27, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028954/1-benzyl-indole-3-carbinol-is-a-highly-potent-new-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-melanoma-cells-that-coordinately-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-disrupts-expression-of-microphthalmia-associated-transcription-factor-isoform-m
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Aishwarya Kundu, Michelle G Khouri, Sheila Aryana, Gary L Firestone
1-Benzyl-indole-3-carbinol (1-benzyl-I3C), a synthetic analogue of the crucifer derived natural phytochemical I3C, displayed significantly wider sensitivity and anti-proliferative potency in melanoma cells than the natural compound. Unlike I3C, which targets mainly oncogenic BRAF-expressing cells, 1-benzyl I3C effectively inhibited proliferation of melanoma cells with a more extensive range of mutational profiles, including those expressing wild type BRAF. In both cultured melanoma cell lines and in vivo in melanoma cell-derived tumor xenografts, 1-benzyl-I3C disrupted canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling that resulted in the down regulation of β-catenin protein levels with a concomitant increase in levels of the β-catenin destruction complex components GSK3β and Axin...
September 23, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028898/diffloop-a-computational-framework-for-identifying-and-analyzing-differential-dna-loops-from-sequencing-data
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Caleb A Lareau, Martin J Aryee
Summary: The three-dimensional architecture of DNA within the nucleus is a key determinant of interactions between genes, regulatory elements, and transcriptional machinery. As a result, differences in DNA looping structure are associated with variation in gene expression and cell state. To systematically assess changes in DNA looping architecture between samples, we introduce diffloop, an R/Bioconductor package that provides a suite of functions for the quality control, statistical testing, annotation, and visualization of DNA loops...
September 29, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028891/on-the-mechanisms-of-protein-interactions-predicting-their-affinity-from-unbound-tertiary-structures
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Manuel Alejandro Marín-López, Joan Planas-Iglesias, Joaquim Aguirre-Plans, Jaume Bonet, Javier Garcia-Garcia, Narcis Fernandez-Fuentes, Baldo Oliva
Motivation: The characterization of the protein-protein association mechanisms is crucial to understanding how biological processes occur. It has been previously shown that the early formation of non-specific encounters enhances the realization of the stereospecific (i.e. native) complex by reducing the dimensionality of the search process. The association rate for the formation of such complex plays a crucial role in the cell biology and depends on how the partners diffuse to be close to each other...
September 27, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028839/interaction-of-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-matrix-protein-with-cellular-adaptor-protein-complex-3-plays-a-critical-role-in-trafficking
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Casey Ward, Maciej Maselko, Christopher Lupfer, Meagan Prescott, Manoj K Pastey
Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (HRSV) is a leading cause of bronchopneumonia in infants and the elderly. To date, knowledge of viral and host protein interactions within HRSV is limited and are critical areas of research. Here, we show that HRSV Matrix (M) protein interacts with the cellular adaptor protein complex 3 specifically via its medium subunit (AP-3Mu3A). This novel protein-protein interaction was first detected via yeast-two hybrid screen and was further confirmed in a mammalian system by immunofluorescence colocalization and co-immunoprecipitation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028796/bak1-is-involved-in-atralf1-induced-inhibition-of-root-cell-expansion
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Keini Dressano, Paulo H O Ceciliato, Aparecida L Silva, Juan Carlos Guerrero-Abad, Tábata Bergonci, Fausto Andrés Ortiz-Morea, Marco Bürger, Marcio C Silva-Filho, Daniel S Moura
The rapid alkalinization factor (RALF) peptide negatively regulates cell expansion, and an antagonistic relationship has been demonstrated between AtRALF1, a root-specific RALF isoform in Arabidopsis, and brassinosteroids (BRs). An evaluation of the response of BR signaling mutants to AtRALF1 revealed that BRI1-associated receptor kinase1 (bak1) mutants are insensitive to AtRALF1 root growth inhibition activity. BAK1 was essential for the induction of AtRALF1-responsive genes but showed no effect on the mobilization of Ca2+ and alkalinization responses...
October 13, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028794/condensin-ii-and-gait-complexes-cooperate-to-restrict-line-1-retrotransposition-in-epithelial-cells
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Jacqueline R Ward, Kommireddy Vasu, Emily Deutschman, Dalia Halawani, Peter A Larson, Dongmei Zhang, Belinda Willard, Paul L Fox, John V Moran, Michelle S Longworth
LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposons can mobilize (retrotranspose) within the human genome, and mutagenic de novo L1 insertions can lead to human diseases, including cancers. As a result, cells are actively engaged in preventing L1 retrotransposition. This work reveals that the human Condensin II complex restricts L1 retrotransposition in both non-transformed and transformed cell lines through inhibition of L1 transcription and translation. Condensin II subunits, CAP-D3 and CAP-H2, interact with members of the Gamma-Interferon Activated Inhibitor of Translation (GAIT) complex including the glutamyl-prolyl-tRNA synthetase (EPRS), the ribosomal protein L13a, Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), and NS1 associated protein 1 (NSAP1)...
October 13, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028787/relationship-between-pd-l1-expression-and-cd8-t-cell-immune-responses-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Chun-Yu Huang, Ying Wang, Guang-Yu Luo, Feng Han, Yong-Qiang Li, Zhong-Guo Zhou, Guo-Liang Xu
As PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitors exhibited promising clinical outcomes in various types of solid tumors, PD-1/PD-L1 blockades have been explored for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the association of PD-L1 with antitumor immunoregulation is not clearly defined in HCC. Here, we evaluated the characteristics of PD-L1 expression, CD8 T-cell infiltration and their relationship in HCC. A total of 411 resected tumor specimens from HCC patients were immunostained for PD-L1 and CD8...
November 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028657/combinations-of-interventions-to-achieve-a-national-hiv-incidence-reduction-goal-insights-from-the-agent-based-path-2-0-model
#17
Chaitra Gopalappa, Stephanie L Sansom, Paul G Farnham, Yao-Hsuan Chen
OBJECTIVE: Analyzing HIV care service targets for achieving a national goal of a 25% reduction in annual HIV incidence and evaluating the use of annual HIV diagnoses to measure progress in incidence reduction. DESIGN: Because there are considerable interactions among HIV care services, we model the dynamics of combinations of increases in HIV care continuum targets to identify those that would achieve 25% reductions in annual incidence and diagnoses. METHODS: We used Progression and Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PATH 2...
October 12, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028630/ezh2-regulates-dental-pulp-inflammation-by-direct-effect-on-inflammatory-factors
#18
Tianqian Hui, Peng A, Yuan Zhao, Jing Yang, Ling Ye, Chenglin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Pulpitis is a multi-factorial disease that could be caused by complex interactions between genetics, epigenetics and environmental factors. We aimed to evaluate the role of Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 (EZH2) in the inflammatory response of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) and dental pulp tissues. METHODS: The expressions of inflammatory cytokines in HDPCs treated by EZH2 complex or EZH2 siRNA with or without rhTNF-α were examined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (q-PCR)...
October 7, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028604/new-zinc-ii-n4-tetradentate-schiff-base-complex-a-potential-cytotoxic-metallodrug-and-simple-precursor-for-the-preparation-of-zno-nanoparticles
#19
Somaye Shahraki, Ali Heydari
A novel Schiff base Zn(II) complex using a tetradentate Schiff base ligand was synthesized and characterized. The results of cytotoxicity assay revealed that the prepared complex induced cytotoxicity in a breast cancer cell line. Thus, the binding of the Zn(II) complex to human serum albumin (HSA) was investigated using spectroscopic and molecular docking methods. The fluorescence data showed that the Zn(II) complex quenched protein fluorescence by a static quenching mechanism. The binding constant (Kb), number of binding sites (n), and thermodynamic parameters were calculated and showed that the Zn(II) complex binds to HSA through hydrogen bond and Vander Waals interactions with one binding site...
October 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028602/toxicity-of-zno-nanoparticles-nps-to-a549-cells-and-a549-epithelium-in-vitro-interactions-with-dipalmitoyl-phosphatidylcholine-dppc
#20
Tong He, Jimin Long, Juan Li, Liangliang Liu, Yi Cao
Once inhaled, nanoparticles (NPs) will first interact with lung surfactant system, which may influence the colloidal aspects of NPs and consequently the toxic potential of NPs to pulmonary cells. In this study, we investigated the effects of dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine (DPPC), the major component in lung surfactant, on stability and toxicity of ZnO NPs. The presence of DPPC increased the UV-vis spectra, hydrodynamic size, Zeta potential and dissolution rate of ZnO NPs, which indicates that DPPC might interact with NPs and affect the colloidal stability of NPs...
October 7, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
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