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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342159/prediction-of-novel-target-genes-and-pathways-involved-in-bevacizumab-resistant-colorectal-cancer
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Precious Takondwa Makondi, Chia-Hwa Lee, Chien-Yu Huang, Chi-Ming Chu, Yu-Jia Chang, Po-Li Wei
Bevacizumab combined with cytotoxic chemotherapy is the backbone of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) therapy; however, its treatment efficacy is hampered by therapeutic resistance. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms underlying bevacizumab resistance is crucial to increasing the therapeutic efficacy of bevacizumab. The Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database (dataset, GSE86525) was used to identify the key genes and pathways involved in bevacizumab-resistant mCRC. The GEO2R web tool was used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341896/luteinizing-hormone-signaling-phosphorylates-and-activates-the-cyclic-gmp-phosphodiesterase-pde5-in-mouse-ovarian-follicles-contributing-an-additional-component-to-the-hormonally-induced-decrease-in-cyclic-gmp-that-reinitiates-meiosis
#2
Jeremy R Egbert, Siu-Pok Yee, Laurinda A Jaffe
Prior to birth, oocytes within mammalian ovarian follicles initiate meiosis, but then arrest in prophase until puberty, when with each reproductive cycle, one or more follicles are stimulated by luteinizing hormone (LH) to resume meiosis in preparation for fertilization. Within preovulatory follicles, granulosa cells produce high levels of cGMP, which diffuses into the oocyte to maintain meiotic arrest. LH signaling restarts meiosis by rapidly lowering the levels of cGMP in the follicle and oocyte. Part of this decrease is mediated by the dephosphorylation and inactivation the NPR2 guanylyl cyclase in response to LH, but the mechanism for the remainder of the cGMP decrease is unknown...
January 13, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341863/distinct-gene-signatures-predict-insulin-resistance-in-young-mice-with-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
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Katherine Chen, Alice Jih, Olivia Osborn, Sarah T Kavaler, Wenxian Fu, Roman Sasik, Rintaro Saito, Jane J Kim
Highly inbred C57BL/6 mice show wide variation in their degree of insulin resistance in response to diet-induced obesity even though they are almost genetically identical. Here we employed transcriptional profiling by RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and liver in young mice to determine how gene expression patterns correlate with the later development of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced insulin resistance in adulthood. To accomplish this goal, we partially removed and banked tissues from pubertal mice...
January 8, 2018: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341842/purification-characterization-of-fibrinolytic-protease-from-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-mcc2606-and-analysis-of-fibrin-degradation-product-by-ms-ms
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Yogesh Devaraj, Savita Kumari Rajender, Prakash Motiram Halami
A serine protease with preference for fibrin protein was purified and characterized from B.amyloliquefaciens MCC2606, isolated from dosa batter. The protease was purified using ammonium sulphate precipitation, ion-exchange and gel filtration chromatography. The degradation activity of the protease towards the fibrin was significantly higher compared with other protein substrates in the study. The molecular weight of the CFR15-protease was estimated to be 32 kDa based on SDS-PAGE. The purified enzyme exhibited both fibrinolytic and fibrinogenolytic activity...
January 17, 2018: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341369/structural-factors-affecting-binding-of-platinum-anticancer-agents-with-phospholipids-influence-of-charge-and-phosphate-clamp-formation
#5
Anil Kumar Gorle, Junyong Zhang, Qin Liu, Susan J Berners-Price, Nicholas P Farrell
We report a detailed NMR and DFT study of the interaction of polynuclear platinum anticancer agents (PPCs) with negatively charged phospholipids as a mechanism for their cellular uptake. The reactions of fully 15N-labelled [{trans-PtCl(NH3)2}2(-trans-Pt(NH3)2{NH2(CH2)6NH2}2)]4+ (15N-1, 1,0,1/t,t,t) and the dinuclear [{trans-PtCl(NH3)2}2{-H2N(CH2)6NH2}]2+ (15N-2, 1,1/t,t) with the sodium salt of 1,2-dihexanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphate (DHPA) were studied at 298 K, pH ~5.4, by [1H,15N] HSQC 2D NMR spectroscopy...
January 17, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340859/comparative-proteomics-of-chromium-transformed-beas-2b-cells-by-2d-dige-and-maldi-tof-tof-ms
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Jian Lu, Miaomiao Tang, Yi Liu, Jin Wang, Zhanao Wu
Chromium (Cr) is a highly toxic, common heavy metal used in industrial production. There are two types of Cr in nature: hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) and chromium trichloride (Cr(III)). Cr(III) is involved in the metabolism of sugars and lipids, whereas Cr(VI) is absorbed through the respiratory tract and skin and generates free radicals that result in secondary toxicity. Cr(VI) leads to cancer in the occupational population and is therefore recognized as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer...
January 16, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340594/keratan-sulphate-a-complex-glycosaminoglycan-with-unique-functional-capability
#7
Bruce Caterson, James Melrose
From an evolutionary perspective keratan sulphate (KS) is the newest glycosaminoglycan (GAG) but the least understood. KS is a sophisticated molecule with a diverse structure, and unique functional roles continue to be uncovered for this GAG. The cornea is the richest tissue source of KS in the human body but the central and peripheral nervous systems also contain significant levels of KS and a diverse range of KS-proteoglycans with essential functional roles. KS also displays important cell regulatory properties in epithelial and mesenchymal tissues and in bone and in tumour development of diagnostic and prognostic utility...
January 11, 2018: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340057/aberrant-expression-of-styk1-and-e-cadherin-confer-a-poor-prognosis-for-pancreatic-cancer-patients
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Luguang Chen, Chao Ma, Yun Bian, Chengwei Shao, Tiegong Wang, Jing Li, Xiaodan Chong, Li Su, Jianping Lu
Previous studies showed that aberrant Serine/threonine/tyrosine kinase 1 (STYK1, also known as NOK) or/and E-cadherin were involved in the progression of some types of human cancers. However, whether they contributed to the development of pancreatic cancer was unknown. Here, we investigated the prognostic significance of aberrant STYK1 and E-cadherin in pancreatic cancer. Our results showed that STYK1 expression increased while E-cadherin decreased in pancreatic cancer tissues compared with normal pancreas tissues...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340013/the-small-molecule-si113-synergizes-with-mitotic-spindle-poisons-in-arresting-the-growth-of-human-glioblastoma-multiforme
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Claudia Abbruzzese, Giada Catalogna, Enzo Gallo, Simona di Martino, Anna M Mileo, Mariantonia Carosi, Vincenzo Dattilo, Silvia Schenone, Francesca Musumeci, Patrizia Lavia, Nicola Perrotti, Rosario Amato, Marco G Paggi
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the deadliest brain tumor. State-of-art GBM therapy often fails to ensure control of a disease characterized by high frequency of recurrences and progression. In search for novel therapeutic approaches, we assayed the effect of compounds from a cancer drug library on the ADF GBM cell line, establishing their elevated sensitivity to mitotic spindle poisons. Our previous work showed that the effectiveness of the spindle poison paclitaxel in inhibiting cancer cell growth was dependent on the expression of RANBP1, a regulatory target of the serine/threonine kinase SGK1...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339284/rbmti-6-attenuates-pathophysiological-and-inflammatory-parameters-of-induced-emphysema-in-mice
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Adriana Feliciano Alves Duran, Luana de Paiva Neves, Flavia Ribeiro Santos da Silva, Gabriel Capella Machado, Graziele Cristina Ferreira, Juliana D Lourenço, Aparecida Sadae Tanaka, Milton de Arruda Martins, Fernanda D T Q S Lopes, Sergio Daishi Sasaki
Protease/anti-protease imbalance is the main pathogenic mechanism of emphysema and protease inhibitors have been recognized as potential molecules to treat the disease conditions. In this work the rBmTI-6 first domain (rBmTI-6-D1), a recombinant Kunitz-type serine proteinase inhibitor, was used to verify its effect in prevention or minimization of PPE-induced emphysema in mice. C57BL/6 mice were submitted to a PPE-induced emphysema model and treated with rBmTI-6-D1 before the emphysema development. We showed that the rBmTI-6-D1 treatment was sufficient to avoid the loss of elastic recoil, an effective decrease in alveolar enlargement and in the number of macrophages and lymphocytes in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339156/structure-and-function-of-cytoplasmic-serine-hydroxymethyltransferase-from-pichia-pastoris
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Manfeng Zhang, Wei Wu, Zhongzhou Chen
Serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT) catalyzes the interconversion of serine and glycine, which is crucial for one carbon metabolism. Here, we report the first crystal structure of cytoplasmic SHMT from Pichia pastoris (pcSHMT) diffracted to 2.5 Å resolution in space group C2221. PcSHMT was a contaminant with our target protein expressed in Pichia pastoris and confirmed by mass spectrometry. The overall structure of pcSHMT is similar to Human mitochondrial SHMT and different to E. coli SHMT. Interestingly, the oligomerization of pcSHMT expressed in eukaryotic or prokaryotic system differs significantly and is regulated by pyridoxal-5'-phosphate...
January 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339083/mirna15a-regulates-insulin-signal-transduction-in-the-retinal-vasculature
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Youde Jiang, Li Liu, Jena J Steinle
We previously reported that tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) could inhibit insulin signal transduction in retinal cells. We recently found that miR15a/16 also reduced TNFα in retinal endothelial cells (REC) and in vascular specific miR15a/16 knockout mice. Since in silico programs suggested that miR15a could directly bind the insulin receptor, we wanted to determine whether miR15a altered insulin signal transduction. We used a luciferase-based binding assay to determine whether miR15a directly bound the insulin receptor...
January 12, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339070/involvement-of-interferon-regulatory-factor-3-from-the-barbel-chub-squaliobarbus-curriculus-in-the-immune-response-against-grass-carp-reovirus
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Ronghua Wang, Yaoguo Li, Zhiyu Zhou, Qiaolin Liu, Lingbing Zeng, Tiaoyi Xiao
The barbel chub Squaliobarbus curriculus is an important commercial fish species in China, and has shown significant resistance to grass carp reovirus (GCRV). In this study, the cDNA sequence of interferon regulatory factors 3 (IRF3) from Squaliobarbus curriculus, designated as ScIRF3, was cloned, and its effect against GCRV was investigated. The full-length 1837 base pair (bp) cDNA of ScIRF3 contained a complete open reading frame of 1374 bp and encoded a putative polypeptide of 457 amino acid residues. The ScIRF3 protein contained conserved domains, including an N-terminal DNA-binding domain, a C-terminal IRF association domain, and a serine-rich domain...
January 12, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339028/overexpression-of-cdc7-in-malignant-salivary-gland-tumors-correlates-with-tumor-differentiation
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Zohreh Jaafari-Ashkavandi, Mohammad Javad Ashraf, Ali Asghar Abbaspoorfard
INTRODUCTION: Cell division cycle-7 protein is a serine/threonine kinase that has a basic role in cell cycle regulation and is a potential prognostic or therapeutic target in some human cancers. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the expression of cell division cycle-7 protein in benign and malignant salivary gland tumors and also its correlation with clinicopathologic factors. METHODS: Immunohistochemical expression of cell division cycle-7 was evaluated in 46 cases, including 15 adenoid cystic carcinoma, 12 mucoepidermoid carcinoma, 14 pleomorphic adenoma, and 5 normal salivary glands...
December 26, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338921/faster-progression-from-mci-to-probable-ad-for-carriers-of-a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-associated-with-type-2-diabetes
#15
Hugo Girard, Olivier Potvin, Scott Nugent, Caroline Dallaire-Théroux, Stephen Cunnane, Simon Duchesne
Sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD), as opposed to its autosomal dominant form, is likely caused by a complex interaction of genetic, environmental, and health lifestyle factors. Twin studies indicate that sporadic AD heritability could be between 58% and 79%, around half of which is explained by the ε4 allele of the apolipoprotein E (APOE4). We hypothesized that genes associated with known risk factors for AD, namely hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, would contribute significantly to the remaining heritability...
December 7, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338815/correlation-between-the-expression-of-high-temperature-requirement-serine-protease-a1-in-nucleus-pulposus-tissue-and-the-degree-of-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Fan Hao Meng, Xiao Lin Shao, Yu Song, Tao Zhang
Objective To investigate the correlation between the expression level of high temperature requirement serine protease A1 (HtrA1) in nucleus pulposus and the degree of intervertebral disc degeneration (Pfirrmann grade).Methods Thirty-six patients who underwent excision of nucleus pulposus were examined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before operation,and the Pfirrmann grading of all patients was performed according to the sagittal T2 weighted MRI.The expression of HtrA1 in nucleus pulposus tissue was detected by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and Western blot...
December 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338093/longitudinal-profiles-of-metabolism-and-bioenergetics-associated-with-innate-immune-hormonal-inflammatory-responses-and-amino-acid-kinetics-in-severe-sepsis-and-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-in-children
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Anna Maria Spanaki, Theonymfi Tavladaki, Helen Dimitriou, Andrey V Kozlov, J Catharina Duvigneau, Eftychia Meleti, Adelheid Weidinger, Evangelos Papakonstantinou, George Briassoulis
BACKGROUND: Experimental data indicate that sepsis influences the mitochondrial function and metabolism. We aim to investigate longitudinal bioenergetic, metabolic, hormonal, amino-acid, and innate immunity changes in children with sepsis. METHODS: Sixty-eight children (sepsis, 18; systemic inflammatory response syndrome [SIRS], 23; healthy controls, 27) were enrolled. Plasma amino acids were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); flow-cytometry expressed as mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) of heat shock protein (HSP) levels from monocytes (m) and neutrophils (n); resistin, adiponectin, and extracellular (e) HSPs evaluated by ELISA; ATP levels in white blood cells by luciferase luminescent assay; lipid peroxidation products (TBARS) by colorimetric test; nitrite and nitrate levels by chemiluminescent assay; biliverdin reductase (BVR) activity by enzymatic assay; and energy-expenditure (EE) by E-COVX...
January 16, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337850/rosuvastatin-improves-vaspin-serum-levels-in-obese-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#18
Hayder M Al-Kuraishy, Ali I Al-Gareeb, Ali K Al-Buhadilly
Adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor (vaspin), which has endocrine and local roles in atherosclerosis growth, is also synthesized by adipose tissue; it was found that vaspin was negatively correlated with blood pressure in obese patients, while vaspin levels were decreased in endothelial dysfunction. The aim of the present study was to determine rosuvastatin modulation effects on serum vaspin levels in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with class I obesity. A total number of seventy patients with acute coronary syndrome previously and currently treated with rosuvastatin was compared to 40 patients with IHD not treated by rosuvastatin as a control...
January 16, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337275/the-o-%C3%AE-linked-n-acetylglucosaminylation-of-the-lamin-b-receptor-and-its-impact-on-dna-binding-and-phosphorylation
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Caroline Smet-Nocca, Adeline Page, François-Xavier Cantrelle, Eleni Nikolakaki, Isabelle Landrieu, Thomas Giannakouros
Lamin B Receptor (LBR) is an integral protein of the interphase inner nuclear membrane that is implicated in chromatin anchorage to the nuclear envelope. Phosphorylation of a stretch of arginine-serine (RS) dipeptides in the amino-terminal nucleoplasmic domain of LBR regulates the interactions of the receptor with other nuclear proteins, DNA and RNA and thus modulates tethering of heterochromatin to the nuclear envelope. While phosphorylation has been extensively studied, very little is known about other post-translational modifications of the protein...
January 11, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337219/citrus-bioflavonoid-hesperetin-as-inhibitor-of-two-thrombin-like-snake-venom-serine-proteases-isolated-from-crotalus-simus
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Roney Vander Dos Santos, Fabian Villalta-Romero, Danijela Stanisic, Luiz Borro, Goran Neshich, Ljubica Tasic
Around 5.5 million people suffer from snakebites per year, with about 400,000 cases with some type of sequelae, such as amputation, and 20,000 to 125,000 cases with the fatal end. Usually, the victim outcome depends on correct, agile and many times in situ intervention based on the proper identification of the snake venom type and its potential effects, among other factors. Therefore, knowledge on the snake venom composition and a research on inhibitors of snake venom target components might ameliorate envenoming dangerous outcome...
January 11, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
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