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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641164/protective-effects-of-flavonoids-against-alzheimer-s-disease-related-neural-dysfunctions
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REVIEW
Mahsa Bakhtiari, Yunes Panahi, Javad Ameli, Behrad Darvishi
Senile ages of human life is mostly associated with developmental of several neurological complicated conditions including decreased cognition and reasoning, increased memory loss and impaired language performance. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent neural disorder associated with dementia, consisting of about 70% of dementia reported cases. Failure of currently approved chemical anti-AD therapeutic agents has once again brought up the idea of administering naturally occurring compounds as effective alternative and/or complementary regimens in AD treatment...
June 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641077/inhibition-of-early-growth-response-1-in-the-hippocampus-alleviates-neuropathology-and-improves-cognition-in-an-alzheimer-model-with-plaques-and-tangles
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Xike Qin, Yunling Wang, Hemant K Paudel
A sporadic form of Alzheimer disease (AD) and vascular dementia share many risk factors, and their pathogenic mechanisms are suggested to be related. Transcription factor early growth response 1 (Egr-1) regulates various vascular pathologies and is up-regulated in both AD brains and AD mouse models; however, its role in AD pathogenesis is unclear. Herein, we report that silencing of Egr-1 in the hippocampus by shRNA reduces tau phosphorylation, amyloid-β (Aβ) pathology, and improves cognition in the 3xTg-AD mouse model...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630423/thymosin-beta-4-regulates-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-hedgehog-signaling
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Jieun Kim, Jeongeun Hyun, Sihyung Wang, Chanbin Lee, Jae-Wook Lee, Eun-Yi Moon, Heejae Cha, Anna Mae Diehl, Youngmi Jung
The molecular mechanisms of thymosin beta-4 (TB4) involved in regulating hepatic stellate cell (HSC) functions remain unclear. Therefore, we hypothesize that TB4 influences HSC activation through hedgehog (Hh) pathway. HSC functions declined in a TB4 siRNA-treated LX-2. TB4 suppression down-regulated both integrin linked kinase (ILK), an activator of smoothened, and phosphorylated glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (pGSK-3B), an inactive form of GSK-3B degrading glioblastoma 2 (GLI2), followed by the decreased expression of both smoothened and GLI2...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629266/polygonatum-sibiricum-polysaccharide-promotes-osteoblastic-differentiation-through-the-erk-gsk-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in-vitro
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Xiaoming Peng, Jichen He, Jinmin Zhao, Yunle Wu, Xiongzhi Shi, Li Du, Mengni Nong, Shaohui Zong, Gao-Feng Zeng
Natural compound Polygonatum sibiricum polysaccharide (PSP) has a variety of biological actions such as reducing blood fat, antitumor, antioxidant activities, and enhancing immune function. In our previous study has revealed that PSP can promote osteoblastic differentiation in bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) by increasing nuclear accumulation of β-catenin. This study was designed to investigate that PSP can upregulate nuclear β-catenin, which was prevented by inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) activity, by effectively activating Wnt signaling independent of low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP5) ...
June 19, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628306/lysine-deacetylation-by-hdac6-regulates-the-kinase-activity-of-akt-in-human-neural-progenitor-cells
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Jonathan Iaconelli, Jasmin Lalonde, Bradley Watmuff, Bangyan Liu, Ralph Mazitschek, Stephen J Haggarty, Rakesh Karmacharya
AKT family of serine-threonine kinases functions downstream of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) to transmit signals by direct phosphorylation of a number of targets, including the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) and β-catenin. AKT binds to phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-triphosphate (PIP3) generated by PI3K activation, which results in its membrane localization and subsequent activation through phosphorylation by phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase 1 (PDK1)...
June 19, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627683/regulatory-role-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-factor-6-in-breast-cancer-by-activating-the-protein-kinase-b-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Hongyu Shen, Liangpeng Li, Sujin Yang, Dandan Wang, Siying Zhou, Xiu Chen, Jinhai Tang
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is an endogenous adaptor of innate and adaptive immune responses, and serves a crucial role in tumor necrosis factor receptor and toll‑like/interleukin‑1 receptor signaling. Although studies have demonstrated that TRAF6 has oncogenic activity, its potential contributions to breast cancer in human remains largely uninvestigated. The present study examined the expression levels and function of TRAF6 in breast carcinoma (n=32) and adjacent healthy (n=25) tissue samples...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624830/activation-of-nrf2-ho-1-pathway-by-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-inhibition-attenuates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-diabetic-rats
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Xiaohua Shen, Bo Hu, Guangtao Xu, Fengjuan Chen, Ruifen Ma, Nenghua Zhang, Jie Liu, Xiaoqin Ma, Jia Zhu, Yuhong Wu, Ruilin Shen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetes mellitus can exacerbate renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury (RI/RI). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effect of GSK-3β inhibition (TDZD-8) on I/R-induced renal injury through the Nrf2/HO-1 pathway in a streptozocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat model. METHODS: STZ-induced diabetic rats preconditioned with TDZD-8 and ZnPP were subjected to renal I/R. The extent of renal morphologic lesions. Renal function was assessed from blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (Scr), as determined utlizing commercial kits...
2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623166/casein-kinase-ii-ck2-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-gsk-3-and-ikaros-mediated-regulation-of-leukemia
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REVIEW
Chandrika Gowda, Mario Soliman, Malika Kapadia, Yali Ding, Kimberly Payne, Sinisa Dovat
Signaling networks that regulate cellular proliferation often involve complex interactions between several signaling pathways. In this manuscript we review the crosstalk between the Casein Kinase II (CK2) and Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK-3) pathways that plays a critical role in the regulation of cellular proliferation in leukemia. Both CK2 and GSK-3 are potential targets for anti-leukemia treatment. Previously published data suggest that CK2 and GSK-3 act synergistically to promote the phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) pathway via phosphorylation of PTEN...
June 13, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622746/sol-gel-derived-lithium-releasing-glass-for-cartilage-regeneration
#9
Siwei Li, Anthony Lb Maçon, Manon Jacquemin, Molly M Stevens, Julian R Jones
Wnt-signalling cascade is one of the crucial pathways involved in the development and homeostasis of cartilage. Influencing this pathway can potentially contribute to improved cartilage repair or regeneration. One key molecular regulator of the Wnt pathway is the glycogen synthase kinase-3 enzyme, the inhibition of which allows initiation of the signalling pathway. This study aims to utilise a binary SiO2-Li2O sol-gel derived glass for controlled delivery of lithium, a known glycogen synthase kinase-3 antagonist...
July 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622174/insufficient-astrocyte-derived-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-contributes-to-propofol-induced-neuron-death-through-akt-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-mitochondrial-fission-pathway
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Yanan Liu, Yasheng Yan, Yasuyoshi Inagaki, Sarah Logan, Zeljko J Bosnjak, Xiaowen Bai
BACKGROUND: Growing animal evidence demonstrates that prolonged exposure to propofol during brain development induces widespread neuronal cell death, but there is little information on the role of astrocytes. Astrocytes can release neurotrophic growth factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which can exert the protective effect on neurons in paracrine fashion. We hypothesize that during propofol anesthesia, BDNF released from developing astrocytes may not be sufficient to prevent propofol-induced neurotoxicity...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621459/microtubule-actin-crosslinking-factor-1-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-by-promoting-%C3%AE-catenin-tcf1-runx2-signaling-axis
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Lifang Hu, Peihong Su, Chong Yin, Yan Zhang, Runzhi Li, Kun Yan, Zhihao Chen, Dijie Li, Ge Zhang, Liping Wang, Zhiping Miao, Airong Qian, Cory J Xian
Osteoblast differentiation is a multistep process delicately regulated by many factors, including cytoskeletal dynamics and signaling pathways. Microtubule actin crosslinking factor 1 (MACF1), a key cytoskeletal linker, has been shown to play key roles in signal transduction and in diverse cellular processes; however, its role in regulating osteoblast differentiation is still needed to be elucidated. To further uncover the functions and mechanisms of action of MACF1 in osteoblast differentiation, we examined effects of MACF1 knockdown (MACF1-KD) in MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells on their osteoblast differentiation and associated molecular mechanisms...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619606/pivotal-roles-of-glycogen-synthase-3-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Melchiorre Cervello, Giuseppa Augello, Antonella Cusimano, Maria Rita Emma, Daniele Balasus, Antonina Azzolina, James A McCubrey, Giuseppe Montalto
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world, and represents the second most frequently cancer and third most common cause of death from cancer worldwide. At advanced stage, HCC is a highly aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis and with very limited response to common therapies. Therefore, there is still the need for new effective and well-tolerated therapeutic strategies. Molecular-targeted therapies hold promise for HCC treatment. One promising molecular target is the multifunctional serine/threonine kinase glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3)...
June 6, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617951/altered-expression-of-igf-i-system-in-neurons-of-the-inflamed-spinal-cord-during-acute-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Azita Parvaneh Tafreshi, Farideh Talebi, Samira Ghorbani, Claude Bernard, Farshid Noorbakhsh
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that the impaired IGF-I system contributes to neurodegeneration. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we examined the spinal cords of the EAE, the animal model of multiple sclerosis, to see if the expression of the IGF-I system is altered. METHODS: To induce EAE, C57/BL6 mice were immunized with the Hooke lab MOG kit, sacrificed at the peak of the disease and their spinal cords were examined for the immunoreactivities (ir) of the IGF-I, IGF binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) and glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β), as one major downstream molecule in the IGF-I signaling...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617434/lispro-mitigates-%C3%AE-amyloid-and-associated-pathologies-in-alzheimer-s-mice
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Ahsan Habib, Darrell Sawmiller, Song Li, Yang Xiang, David Rongo, Jun Tian, Huayan Hou, Jin Zeng, Adam Smith, Shengnuo Fan, Brian Giunta, Takashi Mori, Glenn Currier, Douglas Ronald Shytle, Jun Tan
Lithium has been marketed in the United States of America since the 1970s as a treatment for bipolar disorder. More recently, studies have shown that lithium can improve cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the current United States Food and Drug Administration-approved lithium pharmaceutics (carbonate and citrate chemical forms) have a narrow therapeutic window and unstable pharmacokinetics that, without careful monitoring, can cause serious adverse effects. Here, we investigated the safety profile, pharmacokinetics, and therapeutic efficacy of LISPRO (ionic co-crystal of lithium salicylate and l-proline), lithium salicylate, and lithium carbonate (Li2CO3)...
June 15, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609678/glucocorticoid-mediated-activation-of-gsk3%C3%AE-promotes-tau-phosphorylation-and-impairs-memory-in-type-2-diabetes
#15
Aditi Dey, Shuai Hao, Marlena Wosiski-Kuhn, Alexis M Stranahan
Type 2 diabetes is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Hyperphosphorylation of the microtubule-associated protein tau has been reported in rodent models of diabetes, including db/db mice, which exhibit insulin resistance and chronically elevated glucocorticoids due to leptin receptor insufficiency. In this report, we investigated endocrine mechanisms for hippocampal tau phosphorylation in db/db and wild-type mice. By separately manipulating peripheral and intrahippocampal corticosterone levels, we determined that hippocampal corticosteroid exposure promotes tau phosphorylation and activates glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β)...
May 19, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606794/antifibrotic-actions-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-ligands-in-corneal-fibroblasts-are-mediated-by-%C3%AE-catenin-regulated-pathways
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Kye-Im Jeon, Richard P Phipps, Patricia J Sime, Krystel R Huxlin
Wound healing after corneal injury typically involves fibrosis, with transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) as one of its strongest mediators. A class of small molecules-peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) ligands-exert potent antifibrotic effects in the cornea by blocking phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK). However, why this blocks fibrosis remains unknown. Herein, we show that PPARγ ligands (rosiglitazone, troglitazone, and 15-deoxy-Δ12,14-prostaglandin J2) decrease levels of β-catenin...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602729/alpha-lipoic-acid-impairs-body-weight-gain-of-young-broiler-chicks-via-modulating-peripheral-ampk
#17
Yufeng Wang, Nadia Everaert, Zhigang Song, Eddy Decuypere, Daniel Vermeulen, Johan Buyse
In mammals, the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathways in the central and peripheral tissues coordinately integrate inputs from multiple sources to regulate energy balance. The present study was aimed to explore the potential role of hepatic AMPK in the energy homeostasis of broiler chickens. Diets with 0, 0.05% or 0.1% alpha-lipoic acid (α-LA), a known AMPK inhibitor were provided to broiler chicks for 7days. As a result, α-LA supplementation decreased the relative growth rate of broiler chicks. Hepatic AMPKα2 mRNA levels were significantly upregulated by dietary α-LA, in concert with the increased phosphorylated AMPKα protein levels...
June 8, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602161/cytoprotective-effect-exerted-by-geraniin-in-hepg2-cells-is-through-microrna-mediated-regulation-of-bach-1-and-ho-1
#18
Hoda Aayadi, Smriti P K Mittal, Anjali Deshpande, Makarand Gore, Saroj S Ghaskadbi
Geraniin, a hydrolysable tannin, used in traditional medicine in Southeast Asia, is known to exhibit various biological activities. As an antioxidant it is known to up-regulate phase II enzyme Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1). However its mechanism is not clearly understood. Nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2 related factor 2 (Nrf-2) is transcriptionally up-regulated by Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 and retained in nucleus due to inactivated Glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK-3β). Geraniin additionally down-regulates expression of microRNA 217 and 377 (miR-217 and miR-377) which target HO-1 mRNA...
June 12, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600747/sodium-butyrate-protects-against-oxidative-stress-in-hepg2-cells-through-modulating-nrf2-pathway-and-mitochondrial-function
#19
Xingan Xing, Zheshu Jiang, Xue Tang, Panpan Wang, Yingrui Li, Yongjuan Sun, Guowei Le, Sixiang Zou
Sodium butyrate (NaBu) is a by-product of microbial fermentation of dietary fiber in the gastrointestinal tract and has been shown to increase the activity of antioxidant enzymes, such as catalase or heme oxidase-1, in vivo. However, the mechanism of this effect is still unclear. This study investigated the antioxidant effect of NaBu on HepG2 cells under H2O2-induced oxidative stress. NaBu (0.3 mM) attenuated cell death and accumulation of reactive oxygen species and improved multiple antioxidant parameters in H2O2-injured HepG2 cells...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595998/targeting-of-cxxc5-by-a-competing-peptide-stimulates-hair-re-growth-and-wound-induced-hair-neogenesis
#20
Soung-Hoon Lee, Seol Hwa Seo, Dong-Hwan Lee, Long-Quan Pi, Won-Soo Lee, Kang-Yell Choi
The Wnt/β-catenin pathway has been implicated in hair follicle development and hair regeneration in adults. We discovered that CXXC-type zinc finger protein 5 (CXXC5) is a negative regulator of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway involved in hair re-growth and wound-induced hair follicle neogenesis (WIHN) via an interaction with Dishevelled (Dvl). CXXC5 was up-regulated in miniaturized hair follicles and arrector pili muscles in human balding scalps. The inhibitory effects of CXXC5 on alkaline phosphatase activity and cell proliferation were demonstrated using human hair follicle dermal papilla cells...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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