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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222028/sodium-butyrate-enhanced-physical-barrier-function-referring-to-nrf2-jnk-and-mlck-signaling-pathways-in-the-intestine-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Pei Wu, Li Tian, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Fei Xie, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Juan Yang, Yong-An Zhang, He-Qun Shi, Lin Feng
This study evaluated the effect of dietary sodium butyrate (SB) supplementation on the intestinal physical barrier function of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). The fish were fed one powdery sodium butyrate (PSB) diet (1000.0 mg kg-1 diet) and five graded levels of microencapsulated sodium butyrate (MSB) diets: 0.0 (control), 500.0, 1000.0, 1500.0 and 2000.0 mg kg-1 diet for 60 days. Subsequently, a challenge test was conducted by injection of Aeromonas hydrophila to explore the effect of SB supplementation on intestinal physical barrier function and the potential mechanisms in fish...
December 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217190/the-down-regulation-of-cardiac-contractile-proteins-underlies-myocardial-depression-during-sepsis-and-is-mitigated-by-carbon-monoxide
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Kana Unuma, Toshihiko Aki, Suguru Nagano, Ryo Watanabe, Koichi Uemura
The aim of this study is to investigate the mechanism underling cardiac dysfunction during sepsis, as well as the possible amelioration of this dysfunction by exogenous carbon monoxide (CO) administration. For this purpose, rats (six-weeks-old, male, Sprague-Dawley) were administered LPS (15 mg/kg body weight, i.p. 6 h) and/or CORM (30 mg/kg, i.p.). The decreased left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) observed in LPS group rats was recovered in the LSP + CORM group, confirming the protective role of CO against sepsis-induced myocardial depression...
December 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216632/perturbations-in-endothelial-dysfunction-associated-pathways-in-the-nitrofen-induced-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-model
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Siqin Zhaorigetu, Henry Bair, Jonathan Lu, Di Jin, Scott D Olson, Matthew T Harting
Although it is well known that nitrofen induces congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), including CDH-associated lung hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in rodents, the mechanism of pathogenesis remains largely unclear. It has been reported that pulmonary artery (PA) endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction contributes to the development of PH in CDH. Thus, we hypothesized that there is significant alteration of endothelial dysfunction-associated proteins in nitrofen-induced CDH PAs. Pregnant SD rats received either nitrofen or olive oil on gestational day 9...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215055/impairing-the-function-of-mlck-myosin-va-or-myosin-vb-disrupts-rhinovirus-b14-replication
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Antonio Real-Hohn, D William Provance, Rafael Braga Gonçalves, Caio Bidueira Denani, Andréa Cheble de Oliveira, Verônica P Salerno, Andre Marco Oliveira Gomes
Together, the three human rhinovirus (RV) species are the most frequent cause of the common cold. Because of their high similarity with other viral species of the genus Enterovirus, within the large family Picornaviridae, studies on RV infectious activities often offer a less pathogenic model for more aggressive enteroviruses, e.g. poliovirus or EV71. Picornaviruses enter via receptor mediated endocytosis and replicate in the cytosol. Most of them depend on functional F-actin, Rab proteins, and probably motor proteins...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212803/elastase-alters-contractility-and-promotes-an-inflammatory-synthetic-phenotype-in-airway-smooth-muscle-tissues
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Angelia D Lockett, Yidi Wu, Susan J Gunst
Neutrophil elastase is secreted by inflammatory cells during airway inflammation and can elicit airway hyperactivity in vivo. Elastase can degrade multiple components of the extracellular matrix. We hypothesized that elastase might disrupt the connections between airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells and the extracellular matrix, and that this might have direct effects on ASM tissue responsiveness and inflammation. The effect of elastase treatment on ASM contractility was assessed in vitro in isolated strips of canine tracheal smooth muscle by stimulating tissues with cumulatively increasing concentrations of ACh and measuring contractile force...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208693/dysregulation-of-junctional-adhesion-molecule-a-contributes-to-ethanol-induced-barrier-disruption-in-intestinal-epithelial-cell-monolayers
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Daniel M Chopyk, Pradeep Kumar, Reben Raeman, Yunshan Liu, Tekla Smith, Frank A Anania
Alcohol consumption promotes loss of intestinal barrier function. However, mechanisms by which ethanol affects the tight junction (TJ), the cellular structure responsible for maintaining the gut epithelial barrier, are not well understood. Three classes of transmembrane proteins comprise TJs: occludin, claudins, and junctional adhesion molecules (JAMs). It has recently been postulated that JAM-A (F11R), the most abundant JAM expressed in intestinal epithelium, regulates "leak" pathway flux, a paracellular route for the nonselective permeation of large solutes...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200903/ardipusilloside-i-stimulates-gastrointestinal-motility-and-phosphorylation-of-smooth-muscle-myosin-by-myosin-light-chain-kinase
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Zhili Xu, Hanye Liang, Mingbo Zhang, Xiaojun Tao, Deqiang Dou, Liping Hu, Tingguo Kang
Ardipusilloside-I is a natural triterpenoid saponin, which was isolated from Ardisia pusilla A. DC. The aim of the study was to evaluate the stimulation of ardipusilloside-I on gastrointestinal motility in vitro and in vivo. The experiment of smooth muscle contraction directly monitored the contractions of the isolated jejunal segment (IJS) in different contractile states, and the effects of ardipusilloside-I on myosin were measured in the presence of Ca2+-calmodulin using the activities of 20 kDa myosin light chain (MLC20) phosphorylation and myosin Mg2+-ATPase...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198709/cholesterol-inhibits-entotic-cell-in-cell-formation-and-actomyosin-contraction
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Banzhan Ruan, Bo Zhang, Ang Chen, Long Yuan, Jianqing Liang, Manna Wang, Zhengrong Zhang, Jie Fan, Xiaochen Yu, Xin Zhang, Zubiao Niu, You Zheng, Songzhi Gu, Xiaoqing Liu, Hongli Du, Jufang Wang, Xianwen Hu, Lihua Gao, Zhaolie Chen, Hongyan Huang, Xiaoning Wang, Qiang Sun
Cell-in-cell structure is prevalent in human cancer, and associated with several specific pathophysiological phenomena. Although cell membrane adhesion molecules were found critical for cell-in-cell formation, the roles of other membrane components, such as lipids, remain to be explored. In this study, we attempted to investigate the effects of cholesterol and phospholipids on the formation of cell-in-cell structures by utilizing liposome as a vector. We found that Lipofectamine-2000, the reagent commonly used for routine transfection, could significantly reduce entotic cell-in-cell formation in a cell-specific manner, which is correlated with suppressed actomyosin contraction as indicated by reduced β-actin expression and myosin light chain phosphorylation...
November 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188751/go-with-the-flow-gef-h1-mediated-shear-stress-mechanotransduction-in-neutrophils
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Noah Fine, Ioannis D Dimitriou, Robert Rottapel
Neutrophils in circulation experience significant shear forces due to blood flow when they tether to the vascular endothelium. Biochemical and biophysical responses of neutrophils to the physical force of flowing blood modulate their behavior and promote tissue recruitment under pro-inflammatory conditions. Neutrophil mechanotransduction responses occur through mechanisms that are not yet fully understood. In our recent work, we showed that GEF-H1, a RhoA specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF), is required to maintain neutrophil motility and migration in response to shear stress...
November 30, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180335/-pathogenic-role-of-leukotriene-b4-in-pulmonary-microvascular-endothelial-cell-hyper-permeability-induced-by-one-lung-ventilation-in-rabbits
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Li-Sha Li, Yong Yang, Xin-Ling Liu, Chuan-Rao Zhang, Qing-Yan Ye, Wen-Jun Hou, Yan-Hua Zhao, Gao-Peng Xiao, Xin-Nan Li, Yan-Hua Li, Rui Liu
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the pathogenic role of leukotriene B4 (LTB4) in increased pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell permeability induced by one lung ventilation (OLV) in rabbits. METHODS: Forty-eight healthy Japanese white rabbits were randomly divided into control group (group C), saline pretreatment group (group S), bestatin (a leukotriene A4 hydrolase (LTA4H) inhibitor) plus saline pretreatment group (group B), OLV group (group O), saline pretreatment plus OLV group (group SO) and bestatin plus saline pretreatment with OLV group (group BO)...
November 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169051/cyanobacteria-blooms-induce-embryonic-heart-failure-in-an-endangered-fish-species
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Jinmei Zi, Xiaofu Pan, Hugh J MacIsaac, Junxing Yang, Runbing Xu, Shanyuan Chen, Xuexiu Chang
Cyanobacterial blooms drive water-quality and aquatic-ecosystem deterioration in eutrophic lakes worldwide, mainly owing to their harmful, secondary metabolites. The response of fish exposed to these cyanobacterial chemicals, however, remains largely unknown. In this paper, we employed an endangered fish species (Sinocyclocheilus grahami) in Dianchi Lake, China to evaluate the risks of cell-free exudates (MaE) produced by a dominant cyanobacterium (Microcystis aeruginosa) on embryo development, as well as the molecular mechanisms responsible...
November 16, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167336/an-insight-into-the-role-of-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-c-cbl-escrt-machinery-and-host-cell-signaling-in-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-kshv-entry-and-trafficking
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Binod Kumar, Arunava Roy, Mohanan Valiya Veettil, Bala Chandran
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) in vitro infection of dermal endothelial cell begins with its binding to host cell surface receptor molecules such as heparan sulfate (HS), integrins (α3β1, αVβ3 and αVβ5), xCT and EphA2 receptor tyrosine kinase (EphA2R). These initial events initiate dynamic host protein-protein interactions involving a multi-molecular complex of receptors, signal molecules (FAK, Src, PI3-K, RhoA-GTPase), adaptors (c-Cbl, CIB1, Crk, p130Cas and GEF-C3G), and actin/myosin II light chain that leads to virus entry via macropinocytosis...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162011/skeletal-muscle-injury-biomarkers-assay-qualification-efforts-and-translation-to-the-clinic
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Richard A Goldstein
Skeletal muscle (SKM) injury or myopathy results in structural or functional defects in SKMs that can be caused by variety of factors such as (1) genetic, (2) drug-induced, (3) disease progression (cachexia), or (4) aging (sarcopenia). Creatine kinase (CK) and aspartate transaminase (AST) activity assays have been routinely used as SKM injury biomarkers, but they lack sensitivity and tissue specificity. In collaboration with the Predictive Safety Testing Consortium, we evaluated the diagnostic performance of a muscle injury biomarker panel (MIP) compared to CK and AST and their correlation with the histology scores across 34 different rat studies...
October 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157665/lipopolysaccharide-induced-increase-in-intestinal-epithelial-tight-permeability-is-mediated-by-toll-like-receptor-4-myeloid-differentiation-primary-response-88-myd88-activation-of-myosin-light-chain-kinase-expression
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Meghali Nighot, Rana Al-Sadi, Shuhong Guo, Manmeet Rawat, Prashant Nighot, Martin D Watterson, Thomas Y Ma
Lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) are a major component of the Gram-negative bacterial cell wall and play an important role in mediating intestinal inflammatory responses in inflammatory bowel disease. Although recent studies suggested that physiologically relevant concentrations of LPS (0 to 1 ng/mL) cause an increase in intestinal epithelial tight junction (TJ) permeability, the mechanisms that mediate an LPS-induced increase in intestinal TJ permeability remain unclear. Herein, we show that myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) plays a central role in the LPS-induced increase in TJ permeability...
December 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156093/functional-and-molecular-outcomes-of-the-human-masticatory-muscles
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Gaetano Isola, Giuseppe Anastasi, Giovanni Matarese, Ray C Williams, Giuseppina Cutroneo, Pietro Bracco, Maria Grazia Piancino
The masticatory muscles achieve a broad range of different activities such as chewing, sucking, swallowing and speech. In order to accomplish these duties, masticatory muscles have a unique and heterogeneous structure and fibre composition, enabling them to produce their strength and contraction speed largely dependent on their motor units and myosin proteins that can change in response to genetic and environmental factors. Human masticatory muscles express unique myosin isoforms, including a combination of thick fibers, expressing myosin light chains (MyLC) and myosin class I and II heavy chains (MyHC) -IIA, -IIX, α-cardiac, embryonic and neonatal and thin fibers, respectively...
November 20, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152648/melatonin-inhibits-colon-cancer-rko-cell-migration-by-downregulating-rho%C3%A2-associated-protein-kinase-expression-via-the-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Zhen Liu, Duobing Zou, Xiaoping Yang, Xiaolong Xue, Li Zuo, Qing Zhou, Ruolei Hu, Yuan Wang
Melatonin is predominately produced and secreted by the pineal gland, and inhibits cell growth in various cancer cell lines such as colorectal cancer. However, the precise mechanisms involved have not been fully elucidated. In the present study, the potential molecular mechanism underlying the efficacy of melatonin on migration in RKO colon cancer cells was investigated. The effects of melatonin and H‑1152, a selective inhibitor of Rho‑associated protein kinase (ROCK), on the migration of RKO cells were analyzed by an in vitro wound healing assay...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140910/polygenic-profile-and-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-by-a-competitive-half-ironman
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Juan Del Coso, Juan J Salinero, Beatriz Lara, César Gallo-Salazar, Francisco Areces, David Herrero, Carlos Puente
Del Coso, J, Salinero, JJ, Lara, B, Gallo-Salazar, C, Areces, F, Herrero, D, and Puente, C. Polygenic profile and exercise-induced muscle damage by a competitive half-ironman. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-To date, it is still unknown why some individuals develop higher levels of muscle damage than other individuals, despite participating in exercise with comparable levels of physical intensity. The aim of this investigation was to analyze 7 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are candidates to explain individual variations in the level of muscle damage attained during a half-ironman competition...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132641/force-spectroscopy-with-9-%C3%AE-s-resolution-and-sub-pn-stability-by-tailoring-afm-cantilever-geometry
#18
Devin T Edwards, Jaevyn K Faulk, Marc-André LeBlanc, Thomas T Perkins
Atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) is a powerful yet accessible means to characterize the unfolding/refolding dynamics of individual molecules and resolve closely spaced, transiently occupied folding intermediates. On a modern commercial AFM, these applications and others are now limited by the mechanical properties of the cantilever. Specifically, AFM-based SMFS data quality is degraded by a commercial cantilever's limited combination of temporal resolution, force precision, and force stability...
November 10, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122950/myosin-phosphorylation-potentiated-steady-state-work-output-without-altering-contractile-economy-of-mouse-fast-skeletal-muscles
#19
William Gittings, Jordan Bunda, Rene Vandenboom
Skeletal myosin light chain kinase (skMLCK) catalyzed phosphorylation of the myosin regulatory light chain (RLC) increases (i.e. potentiates) mechanical work output of fast skeletal muscle. The influence of this event on contractile economy (i.e. energy cost/work performed) remains controversial, however. Our purpose was to quantify contractile economy of potentiated extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles from mouse skeletal muscles with (wildtype, WT) and without (skMLCK ablated, skMLCK(-/-)) the ability to phosphorylate the RLC...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120762/intramuscular-variations-of-proteome-and-muscle-fiber-type-distribution-in-semimembranosus-and-semitendinosus-muscles-associated-with-pork-quality
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Gap-Don Kim, Han-Sul Yang, Jin-Yeon Jeong
Proteome analysis was performed to understand intramuscular variations in muscle fiber distribution in semimembranosus (SM) and semitendinosus (ST) muscles associated with pork quality. Fifteen SM and ST muscles were separated into dark and light portions. The relative area of oxidative fiber was higher (P < .0001) in dark portion than that in light portion, while glycolytic fiber types were distributed primarily (P < .01) in light portions regardless of muscle types. Myosin-1, myosin-4, troponin complex (fast), myosin light chains, and metabolic enzymes responsible for fast-twitch glycolytic types were overexpressed in light portions (P < ...
April 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
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