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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828145/apigenin-alleviates-endotoxin-induced-myocardial-toxicity-by-modulating-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-autophagy
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Fang Li, Fangfang Lang, Huilin Zhang, Liangdong Xu, Yidan Wang, Chunxiao Zhai, Enkui Hao
Apigenin, a component in daily diets, demonstrates antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we intended to explore the mechanism of apigenin-mediated endotoxin-induced myocardial injury and its role in the interplay among inflammation, oxidative stress, and autophagy. In our lipopolysaccharide- (LPS-) induced myocardial injury model, apigenin ameliorated cardiac injury (lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK)), cell death (TUNEL staining, DNA fragmentation, and PARP activity), and tissue damage (cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and cardiac myosin light chain-1 (cMLC1)) and improved cardiac function (ejection fraction (EF) and end diastolic left ventricular inner dimension (LVID))...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821556/dasatinib-reversibly-disrupts-endothelial-vascular-integrity-by-increasing-non-muscle-myosin-ii-contractility-in-a-rock-dependent-manner
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Anna Kreutzman, Beatriz Colom-Fernández, Ana Marcos Jiménez, Mette Ilander, Carlos Cuesta-Mateos, Yaiza Perez-García, Cristina Delgado Arévalo, Oscar Brück, Henna Hakanen, Jani Saarela, Alvaro Ortega-Carrión, Ana de Rosendo, Alba Juanes-García, Juan Luis Steegmann, Satu Mustjoki, Miguel Vicente-Manzanares, Cecilia Muñoz-Calleja
Purpose: Dasatinib is a short-acting dual ABL/SRC family tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), which is frequently used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia. Although very effective, dasatinib often displays severe adverse effects, including pleural effusions and increased risk of bleeding primarily in the gastrointestinal tract. The actual causes of these side effects are currently undetermined. We hypothesize that endothelial cells (ECs) that line the inner walls of blood vessels and control the traffic to the underlying tissues, might be involved...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820400/alteration-in-expressions-of-rhoa-and-rho-kinases-during-pregnancy-in-rats-their-roles-in-uterine-contractions-and-onset-of-labour
#3
D Domokos, E Ducza, G Falkay, R Gaspar
Activation of RhoA and Rho-associated kinases (ROCKs) is known to play a pivotal role in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction via phosphorylation of myosin-light chain and myosin phosphatase. There are few data on the RhoA and ROCKs expression levels in rat uteri. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the mRNA and protein concentration of RhoA and ROCKs in rat uterus during pregnancy, during parturition and post-partum using real time PCR and Western blot analysis. The other purpose was to evaluate the effects of the ROCK (Y-27632, fasudil and RKI 1441) and RhoA inhibitors (simvastatin) on uterine contractility in isolated organ bath experiments...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808035/fission-yeast-myosin-myo2-is-down-regulated-in-actin-affinity-by-light-chain-phosphorylation
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Luther W Pollard, Carol S Bookwalter, Qing Tang, Elena B Krementsova, Kathleen M Trybus, Susan Lowey
Studies in fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe have provided the basis for the most advanced models of the dynamics of the cytokinetic contractile ring. Myo2, a class-II myosin, is the major source of tension in the contractile ring, but how Myo2 is anchored and regulated to produce force is poorly understood. To enable more detailed biochemical/biophysical studies, Myo2 was expressed in the baculovirus/Sf9 insect cell system with its two native light chains, Rlc1 and Cdc4. Milligram yields of soluble, unphosphorylated Myo2 were obtained that exhibited high actin-activated ATPase activity and in vitro actin filament motility...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803909/depletion-of-the-mitotic-kinase-cdc5p-in-candida-albicans-results-in-the-formation-of-elongated-buds-that-switch-to-the-hyphal-fate-over-time-in-a-ume6p-and-hgc1p-dependent-manner
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Amandeep Glory, Chloë Triplet van Oostende, Anja Geitmann, Catherine Bachewich
The fungal pathogen Candida albicans differentiates between yeast, hyphae and pseudohyphae in order to enhance survival in the human host. Environmental cues induce hyphal development and expression of hyphal-specific genes. Filaments also result from yeast cell cycle arrest, but the nature of these cells and their mechanisms of formation are less clear. We previously demonstrated that depletion of the mitotic polo-like kinase Cdc5p resulted in the production of filaments under yeast growth conditions that were distinct from hyphae with respect to several criteria, yet expressed hyphal-specific genes at later stages of development...
August 10, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795648/human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-self-arrange-with-areas-of-different-subtypes-during-differentiation
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Maj Linea Vestergaard, Søren J Grubb, Karen Koefod Rasmussen, Zoe Anderson-Jenkins, Kristina Grunnet-Lauridsen, Kristine Calloe, Christian Clausen, Søren T Christensen, Kjeld Møllgård, Claus Yding Andersen
The derivation of functional cardiomyocytes (CMs) from human embryonic stem cells (hESC) represents a unique way of studying human cardiogenesis, including the development of CM subtypes. In this study, we investigated the development and organization of CMs derived from hESCs (hESC-CMs) and examined how the expression of CM subtypes correspond to human in vivo cardiogenesis. Beating clusters were used to determine cardiac differentiation, which was evaluated by the expression of cardiac genes GATA4 and TNNT2 and subcellular localization of GATA4 and NKX2...
August 10, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795125/the-microbiome-activates-cd4-t-cell-mediated-immunity-to%C3%A2-compensate-for-increased-intestinal-permeability
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Karen L Edelblum, Gil Sharon, Gurminder Singh, Matthew A Odenwald, Anne Sailer, Severine Cao, Sarina Ravens, Irene Thomsen, Kamal El Bissati, Rima McLeod, Chen Dong, Sandeep Gurbuxani, Immo Prinz, Sarkis K Mazmanian, Jerrold R Turner
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Despite a prominent association, chronic intestinal barrier loss is insufficient to induce disease in human subjects or experimental animals. We hypothesized that compensatory mucosal immune activation might protect individuals with increased intestinal permeability from disease. We used a model in which intestinal barrier loss is triggered by intestinal epithelial-specific expression of constitutively active myosin light chain kinase (CA-MLCK). Here we asked whether constitutive tight junction barrier loss impacts susceptibility to enteric pathogens...
September 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793244/rho-associated-kinases-and-non-muscle-myosin-iis-inhibit-the-differentiation-of-human-ipscs-to-pancreatic-endoderm
#8
Taro Toyoda, Azuma Kimura, Hiromi Tanaka, Tomonaga Ameku, Atsushi Mima, Yurie Hirose, Masahiro Nakamura, Akira Watanabe, Kenji Osafune
There has been increasing success with the generation of pancreatic cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs); however, the molecular mechanisms of the differentiation remain elusive. The purpose of this study was to reveal novel molecular mechanisms for differentiation to PDX1(+)NKX6.1(+) pancreatic endoderm cells, which are pancreatic committed progenitor cells. PDX1(+) posterior foregut cells differentiated from hiPSCs failed to differentiate into pancreatic endoderm cells at low cell density, but Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) or non-muscle myosin II (NM II) inhibitors rescued the differentiation potential...
August 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793219/stiff-substrates-increase-inflammation-induced-endothelial-monolayer-tension-and-permeability
#9
Rebecca Lownes Urbano, Christina Furia, Sarah Basehore, Alisa Morss Clyne
Arterial stiffness and inflammation are associated with atherosclerosis, and each have individually been shown to increase endothelial monolayer tension and permeability. The objective of this study was to determine if substrate stiffness enhanced endothelial monolayer tension and permeability in response to inflammatory cytokines. Porcine aortic endothelial cells were cultured at confluence on polyacrylamide gels of varying stiffness and treated with either tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) or thrombin. Monolayer tension was measured through vinculin localization at the cell membrane, traction force microscopy, and phosphorylated myosin light chain quantity and actin fiber colocalization...
August 8, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783682/myosin-light-chains-9-and-12-are-functional-ligands-for-cd69-that-regulate-airway-inflammation
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Koji Hayashizaki, Motoko Y Kimura, Koji Tokoyoda, Hiroyuki Hosokawa, Kenta Shinoda, Kiyoshi Hirahara, Tomomi Ichikawa, Atsushi Onodera, Asami Hanazawa, Chiaki Iwamura, Jungo Kakuta, Kenzo Muramoto, Shinichiro Motohashi, Damon J Tumes, Tomohisa Iinuma, Heizaburo Yamamoto, Yuzuru Ikehara, Yoshitaka Okamoto, Toshinori Nakayama
Recent decades have witnessed a rapid worldwide increase in chronic inflammatory disorders such as asthma. CD4(+) T helper 2 cells play critical roles in the pathogenesis of allergic airway inflammation, and CD69 expression on activated CD4 T cells is required to induce allergic inflammation in tissues. However, how CD69 mechanistically controls allergic inflammation remains poorly defined. In lymphoid tissues, CD69 regulates cellular retention through inhibition of S1P1 expression and requires no specific ligands to function...
September 16, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783422/the-role-of-nitric-oxide-in-the-intraocular-pressure-lowering-efficacy-of-latanoprostene-bunod-review-of-nonclinical-studies
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Megan E Cavet, Heleen H DeCory
Latanoprostene bunod (LBN) is a topical ophthalmic therapeutic for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (OHT). LBN is composed of latanoprost acid (LA) linked to a nitric oxide (NO)-donating moiety and is the first NO-releasing prostaglandin analog to be submitted for marketing authorization in the United States. The role of latanoprost in increasing uveoscleral outflow of aqueous humor (AqH) is well established. Herein, we review findings from nonclinical studies, which evaluated the role of NO in the IOP-lowering efficacy of LBN...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780592/the-naked-mole-rat-exhibits-an-unusual-cardiac-myofilament-protein-profile-providing-new-insights-into-heart-function-of-this-naturally-subterranean-rodent
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Kelly M Grimes, David Y Barefield, Mohit Kumar, James W McNamara, Susan T Weintraub, Pieter P de Tombe, Sakthivel Sadayappan, Rochelle Buffenstein
The long-lived, hypoxic-tolerant naked mole-rat well-maintains cardiac function over its three-decade-long lifespan and exhibits many cardiac features atypical of similar-sized laboratory rodents. For example, they exhibit low heart rates and resting cardiac contractility, yet have a large cardiac reserve. These traits are considered ecophysiological adaptations to their dank subterranean atmosphere of low oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels and may also contribute to negligible declines in cardiac function during aging...
August 5, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753559/mir-19b-promotes-breast-cancer-metastasis-through-targeting-mylip-and-its-related-cell-adhesion-molecules
#13
Luqing Zhao, Yuelong Zhao, Yanong He, Yitao Mao
miR-19b is a key molecule for cancer development, however its crucial roles in breast cancer metastasis are rarely studied right now. In this study, using several bioinformatics databases to predict the downstream targets for miR-19b, we verified that a novel target gene, myosin regulatory light chain interacting protein (MYLIP), could be directly down-regulated by miR-19b through its 3'-UTR region. MYLIP belongs to the cytoskeletal protein clusters and is involved in the regulation of cell movement and migration...
July 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749013/physiological-versus-pharmacological-signalling-to-myosin-phosphorylation-in-airway-smooth-muscle
#14
Ning Gao, Ming-Ho Tsai, Audrey N Chang, Weiqi He, Cai-Ping Chen, Minsheng Zhu, Kristine E Kamm, James T Stull
Ca(2+) /calmodulin activation of myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) initiates myosin regulatory light chain (RLC) phosphorylation for smooth muscle contraction with subsequent dephosphorylation for relaxation by myosin light chain phosphatase (MLCP) containing regulatory (MYPT1) and catalytic (PP1cδ) subunits. RLC phosphorylation-dependent force development is regulated by distinct signalling modules involving protein phosphorylations. We investigated responses to cholinergic agonist treatment versus neurostimulation by electric field stimulation (EFS) in bovine tracheal smooth muscle...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743335/-regulation-of-paxillin-tyrosine-phosphorylation-via-inhibition-of-c-abl-kinase-to-protect-ventilator-induce-lung-injury-in-vivo-in-rats
#15
Rong Zhong, Jun Xiao, Chunguang Dai, Zhihui Yu
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the inhibition of paxillin tyrosine residues 31 and tyrosine residues 118 (Pxn Y31 and Pxn Y118) phosphorylation via inhibition of c-Abl kinase will effectively block its downstream effector molecules vessel endothelium-cadherin (VE-cad), and whether Rho/Rho kinase activation which will induce the vascular barrier dysfunction. METHODS: Ninety healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into nine groups (each n =10)...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740990/anthocyanins-inhibit-tumor-necrosis-alpha-induced-loss-of-caco-2-cell-barrier-integrity
#16
Eleonora Cremonini, Angela Mastaloudis, Shelly N Hester, Sandra V Verstraeten, Maureen Anderson, Steven M Wood, Andrew L Waterhouse, Cesar G Fraga, Patricia I Oteiza
An increased permeability of the intestinal barrier is proposed as a major event in the pathophysiology of conditions characterized by chronic gut inflammation. This study investigated the capacity of pure anthocyanins (AC), and berry and rice extracts containing different types and amounts of AC, to inhibit tumor necrosis alpha (TNFα)-induced permeabilization of Caco-2 cell monolayers. Caco-2 cells differentiated into intestinal epithelial cell monolayers were incubated in the absence/presence of TNFα, with or without the addition of AC or AC-rich plant extracts (ACRE)...
August 1, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737240/in-gel-and-offgel-based-proteomic-approach-for-authentication-of-meat-species-from-minced-meat-and-meat-products
#17
Basappa M Naveena, Deepak S Jagadeesh, Veeranna Kamuni, Muthukumar M, Vinayak V Kulkarni, Kiran M, Srikanth Rapole
BACKGROUND: Fraudulent mislabelling of processed meat products on global scale which could not be detected using conventional techniques demand for sensitive, robust and accurate methods of meat authentication to ensure food safety and public health. In the present study, we developed in-gel (2-dimensional gel electrophoresis, 2DE) and OFFGEL-based proteomic method for authenticating raw and cooked water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), sheep (Ovis aries) and goat (Caprus hircus) meat and their mixes...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735975/molecular-characterization-and-expression-profiles-of-myosin-essential-light-chain-gene-in-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
#18
Hong Yu, Huijuan Li, Qi Li
In molluscs, muscle contraction is triggered by a direct binding of Ca(2+) to myosin. The myosin essential light chain (MELC) provides the Ca(2+) binding site and is of importance for motor function and regulation. In this study, the complete cDNA sequence of MELC gene of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, was obtained, and the expression profiles were performed in different tissues and different embryo-larval development stages. The results showed that the full length of C. gigas MELC (CgMELC) cDNA was 659bp, containing a 5'-untranslated region of 73 bp, a 3'-untranslated region of 112bp...
July 21, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735524/characterization-of-cytoskeleton-features-and-maturation-status-of-cultured-human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes
#19
Christian Zuppinger, George Gibbons, Priyanka Dutta-Passecker, Adrian Segiser, Henriette Most, Thomas M Suter
Recent innovations in stem cell technologies and the availability of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) have opened new possibilities for studies and drug testing on human cardiomyocytes in vitro. Still, there are concerns about the precise nature of such 'reprogrammed' cells. We have performed an investigation using immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy on several cellular features using commercially available hiPSC-CMs. For some selected developmentally regulated or cardiac chamber-specific proteins, we have compared the results from hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes with freshly isolated, ventricular cardiomyocytes from adult rats...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727228/actin-gamma-1-a-new-skin-cancer-pathogenic-gene-identified-by-the-biological-feature-based-classification
#20
Xinqian Dong, Yingsheng Han, Zhen Sun, Junlong Xu
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer that accounting for at least 40% of cancer cases around the world. This study aimed to identify skin cancer-related biological features and predict skin cancer candidate genes by employing machine learning based on biological features of known skin cancer genes. The known skin cancer-related genes were fetched from database and encoded by the enrichment scores of gene ontology and pathways. The optimal features of the skin cancer related genes were selected with a series of feature selection methods, such as mRMR, IFS, and Random Forest algorithm...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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