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Masafumi Taniwaki, Mihoko Yoshida, Yosuke Matsumoto, Kazuho Shimura, Junya Kuroda, Hiroto Kaneko
Elotuzumab, targeting signaling lymphocytic activation molecule family 7 (SLAMF7), has been approved in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone (ELd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM) based on the findings of the phase III randomized trial ELOQUENT-2 (NCT01239797). Four-year follow-up analyses of ELOQUENT-2 have demonstrated that progression-free survival was 21% in ELd versus 14% in Ld. Elotuzumab binds a unique epitope on the membrane IgC2 domain of SLAMF7, exhibiting a dual mechanism of action: natural killer (NK) cell-mediated antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and enhancement of NK cell activity...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Adriana Carino, Michele Biagioli, Silvia Marchianò, Paolo Scarpelli, Angela Zampella, Vittorio Limongelli, Stefano Fiorucci
Liver fibrosis, a major health concern worldwide, results from abnormal collagen deposition by activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in a injured liver. The farnesoid-x-receptor (FXR) is a bile acid sensor that counteracts HSCs transdifferentiation. While targeting FXR holds promise, 6-ethyl-CDCA known as obeticholic acid, the first in class of FXR ligands, causes side effects, partially because the lack of selectivity toward GPBAR1, a putative itching receptor. Here, we describe the 3-deoxy-6-ethyl derivative of CDCA, BAR704, as a highly selective steroidal FXR agonist...
March 9, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Hiroyuki Niwa, Katsumi Iizuka, Takehiro Kato, Wudelehu Wu, Hiromi Tsuchida, Ken Takao, Yukio Horikawa, Jun Takeda
The regulation of hepatic very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) secretion plays an important role in the pathogenesis of dyslipidemia and fatty liver diseases. VLDL is controlled by hepatic microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTTP). Mttp is regulated by carbohydrate response element binding protein (ChREBP) and small heterodimer partner (SHP). However, it is unclear whether both coordinately regulate Mttp expression and VLDL secretion. Here, adenoviral overexpression of ChREBP and SHP in rat primary hepatocytes induced and suppressed Mttp mRNA, respectively...
March 7, 2018: Nutrients
Tanveer S Batth, Moreno Papetti, Anamarija Pfeiffer, Maxim A X Tollenaere, Chiara Francavilla, Jesper V Olsen
Despite its low cellular abundance, phosphotyrosine (pTyr) regulates numerous cell signaling pathways in health and disease. We applied comprehensive phosphoproteomics to unravel differential regulators of receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)-initiated signaling networks upon activation by Pdgf-ββ, Fgf-2, or Igf-1 and identified more than 40,000 phosphorylation sites, including many phosphotyrosine sites without additional enrichment. The analysis revealed RTK-specific regulation of hundreds of pTyr sites on key signaling molecules...
March 6, 2018: Cell Reports
Sinem Sağ, Kemal Nas, Mustafa Serdar Sağ, İbrahim Tekeoğlu, Ayhan Kamanlı
OBJECTIVES: In this study, our objective was to determine the work productivity and work disability of the patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to investigate the relation of these parameters with disease activity, anxiety, depression and quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with the diagnosis of AS and 30 healthy control were included in the study. In patients with AS, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) was used to evaluate the disease activity; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI) was used to evaluate the spinal mobility and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) was used to determine the functional status...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Lianjin Jin, Hidetoshi Nara, Mizanur Rahman, Yuji Takeda, Akemi Araki, Hironobu Asao
The cytokine interleukin-21 (IL-21) is mainly produced from activated CD4+ T cells and natural killer T (NKT) cells. IL-21 enhances the proliferation and differentiation of T cells and B cells and also increases cytotoxicity of CD8+ T cells and NK cells through the IL-21 receptor and its downstream signaling molecules such as signal transducers and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2). SH2 domain-containing tyrosine phosphatase (SHP-2) is ubiquitously expressed, including hematopoietic cells...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Akihiko Sugimoto, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Chiyuki Ueshima, Yusuke Takei, Kyohei Kitamura, Masahiro Hirata, Takashi Nomura, Hironori Haga
The signaling lymphocytic activation molecule family member 8 (SLAMF8)/CD353 is a member of the CD2 family of proteins. Its ligand has not been identified. SLAMF8 is expressed by macrophages and suppresses cellular functions. No study has yet explored SLAMF8 expression or function in human mastocytosis, which features oncogenic KIT-mediated proliferation of human mast cells. SLAMF8 protein was expressed in human mastocytosis cells, immunohistochemically. SLAMF8 expression was also evident in the human mast cell lines, HMC1...
March 2, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
Christina Gallo-Ebert, Jamie Francisco, Hsing-Yin Liu, Riley Draper, Kinnari Modi, Michael D Hayward, Beverly K Jones, Olesia Buiakova, Virginia McDonough, Joseph T Nickels
MetS syndrome (MetS) is a term used to characterize individuals having at least three of the following diseases: obesity, dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, hypertension, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  It is widespread and the number of individuals with MetS is increasing.  However, the events leading to the manifestation of MetS are not well understood.  Here, we show that loss of mARV1 in mice results in resistance to acquiring diseases associated with MetS.   Arv1-/- animals fed a high fat diet were resistant to diet-induced obesity, had lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides levels, and retained glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Holly P Quach, Tamara Dzekic, Paola Bukuroshi, K Sandy Pang
Vitamin D3 and the synthetic vitamin D analogs, 1α-hydroxyvitamin D3 [1α(OH)D3 ] and 1α-hydroxyvitamin D2 [1α(OH)D2 ], and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D3 ] were appraised for their vitamin D receptor (VDR) associated-potencies as cholesterol lowering agents in mice in vivo. These precursors require activation in vivo: 1α(OH)D3 and 1α(OH)D2 are activated by liver Cyp2r1 and Cyp27a1 to active VDR ligands, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2 D3 ] and 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D2 [1,25(OH)2 D2 ], respectively...
February 27, 2018: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
Pawan Kumar Raghav, Ajay Kumar Singh, Gurudutta Gangenahalli
Several signaling pathways, ligands, and genes that regulate proliferative and self-renewal properties of the Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) have been studied meticulously. One of the signaling pathways that play a crucial role in the process of hematopoiesis is the Stem Cell Factor (SCF) mediated c-Kit pathway. The c-Kit is a Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK), which is expressed in the cells including HSCs. It undergoes dimerization upon binding with its cognate ligand SCF. As a result, phosphorylation of the Juxtamembrane (JM) domain of c-Kit takes place at Tyr568 and Tyr570 residues...
February 17, 2018: Mutation Research
Shin-Young Park, Joong-Soo Han
Phospholipase D1 (PLD1) is generally accepted as playing an important role in the regulation of multiple cell functions, such as cell growth, survival, differentiation, membrane trafficking, and cytoskeletal organization. Recent findings suggest that PLD1 also plays an important role in the regulation of neuronal differentiation of neuronal cells. Moreover, PLD1-mediated signaling molecules dynamically regulate the neuronal differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs). Rho family GTPases and Ca2+ -dependent signaling, in particular, are closely involved in PLD1-mediated neuronal differentiation of NSCs...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
Clara Inés Ortiz-Ramírez, Sayonara Plata-Arboleda, Natalia Pabón-Mora
Background and Aims: The genetic basis of fruit development has been extensively studied in Arabidopsis, where major transcription factors controlling valve identity (i.e. FRUITFULL), replum development (i.e. REPLUMLESS) and the differentiation of the dehiscence zones (i.e. SHATTERPROOF, INDEHISCENT and ALCATRAZ) have been identified. This gene regulatory network in other flowering plants is influenced by duplication events during angiosperm diversification. Here we aim to characterize candidate fruit development genes in the Solanaceae and compare them with those of Brassicaceae...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Botany
Chen-Hong Ding, Chuan Yin, Shi-Jie Chen, Liang-Zhi Wen, Kai Ding, Shu-Juan Lei, Jin-Pei Liu, Jian Wang, Kai-Xian Chen, Hua-Liang Jiang, Xin Zhang, Cheng Luo, Wei-Fen Xie
BACKGROUND: Our previous study has demonstrated that hepatocyte nuclear factor 1α (HNF1α) exerts potent therapeutic effects on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the molecular mechanisms by which HNF1α reverses HCC malignancy need to be further elucidated. METHODS: lncRNA microarray was performed to identify the long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulated by HNF1α. Chromatin immunoprecipitation and luciferase reporter assays were applied to clarify the mechanism of the transcriptional regulation of HNF1α to HNF1A antisense RNA 1 (HNF1A-AS1)...
February 21, 2018: Molecular Cancer
Vanessa Valenzuela Granados, Soledad Violeta Calle Lunarejo, Jhosmell Walter Bautista Tiburcio, Héctor Daniel Villa Alvarado, Aida Del Carmen Rotta Rotta D, Karla Tafur Bances, José Luis Pinto Valdivia, Jorge Huerta-Mercado Tenorio, José Rojas Vilca
INTRODUCTION: The hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare complication of liver cirrhosis (LC) which significantly diminishes the quality of life for people who suffer. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and severity of HPS in patients with CH treated at the Cayetano Heredia (HCH) Hospital in the period from January to December 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study with sample size needed to determine the point prevalence calculated in 297 patients...
October 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Yukiko Abe, Tsutomu Kawasaki, Kazuhiro Shimaya, Toshihisa Ishikawa, Yuki Kata, Kaori Okayasu, Koji Unoura, Yoichi Nakamura
A 47-year old man presented to our hospital with a 6-month history of malaise, cough and dyspnea on exertion. Laboratory testing revealed the severe hyponatremia. A chest X-ray showed bilateral diffuse micronodules. Anti-Trichosporon asahii antibody and environmental provocation test were positive. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid showed lymphocytosis and low CD4/8 ratio. The specimens obtained by transbronchial lung biopsy revealed alveolitis. Based on these findings, the patient was diagnosed as having summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis (SHP)...
2018: Arerugī, [Allergy]
Supeeraya Arsa, Chockchai Theerakulkait
BACKGROUND: Rice bran is by-product obtained from the rice milling industry. The aims of this research were to add value of rice bran by preparation of enzymatic hydrolyzed rice bran protein concentrate (HRPC) as a flavoring agent and the flavoring which was produced by HRPC has not been discovered. Different drying methods (freeze drying and spray drying) and fructose additions were studied for improvement of rice bran protein sensorial aroma characteristics. RESULTS: the most abundant amino acids in liquid HRPC (LH) were glutamic acid, arginine, aspartic acid and leucine, respectively...
February 19, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Haichong Wu, Kangfeng Jiang, Shuai Guo, Jing Yang, Gan Zhao, Changwei Qiu, Ganzhen Deng
IFN-τ, a type I interferon produced by the trophoblasts of ruminants, has various important immune functions, including effects on the expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I (MHC-I). A previous study has reported that IFN-τ promotes the expression of MHC-I molecules on endometrial cells. However, the immunological mechanisms by which IFN-τ regulates MHC-I molecules remain unknown. Here, we investigated which microRNA (miRNAs) may be involved in the regulation of MHC-I molecule expression and function in bovine endometrial epithelial cells (bEECs)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Haoming Zhou, Han Wang, Ming Ni, Shi Yue, Yongxiang Xia, Ronald W Busuttil, Jerzy W Kupiec-Weglinski, Ling Lu, Xuehao Wang, Yuan Zhai
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (Gsk3β) is a ubiquitously expressed kinase with distinctive functions in different types of cells. Although its roles in regulating innate immune activation and ischemia and reperfusion injuries (IRI) have been well documented, underlying mechanisms remain ambiguous, due in part to the lack of cell-specific tools in vivo. METHODS: We created a myeloid-specific Gsk3β KO strain to study its function in macrophages in a murine liver partial warm ischemia model...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Omri Matalon, Aviad Ben-Shmuel, Jessica Kivelevitz, Batel Sabag, Sophia Fried, Noah Joseph, Elad Noy, Guy Biber, Mira Barda-Saad
Natural killer (NK) cells are a powerful weapon against viral infections and tumor growth. Although the actin-myosin (actomyosin) cytoskeleton is crucial for a variety of cellular processes, the role of mechanotransduction, the conversion of actomyosin mechanical forces into signaling cascades, was never explored in NK cells. Here, we demonstrate that actomyosin retrograde flow (ARF) controls the immune response of primary human NK cells through a novel interaction between β-actin and the SH2-domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase-1 (SHP-1), converting its conformation state, and thereby regulating NK cell cytotoxicity...
February 15, 2018: EMBO Journal
Wentao Shi, Ran He, Doruk E Yunus, Jie Yang, Yaling Liu
A fast, easy, and low-cost way to fabricate transparent superhydrophobic (SHP) surfaces is developed. By simply mixing silica nanoparticles (SiNPs), polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and heptane to form a suspension, dip- or drop-coating the suspension onto different surfaces, transparent SHP surfaces can be obtained. By tuning the ratio of the three components above, transparency of the coating can reach more than 90% transmittance in the visible region, while static water contact angle of the coating can reach as high as 162°...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
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