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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086800/relevance-of-fxr-p62-sqstm1-pathway-for-survival-and-protection-of-mouse-hepatocytes-and-liver-especially-with-steatosis
#1
Sanae Haga, Yimin, Michitaka Ozaki
BACKGROUND: Liver injury and regeneration involve complicated processes and are affected by various physio-pathological conditions. Surgically, severe liver injury after surgical resection often leads to fatal liver failure, especially with some underlying pathological conditions such as steatosis. Therefore, protection from the injury of hepatocytes and liver is a serious concern in various clinical settings. METHODS: We studied the effects of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) on cell survival and steatosis in mouse hepatocytes (AML12 mouse liver cells) and investigated their molecular mechanisms...
January 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077164/erratum-to-novel-sorafenib-analogues-induce-apoptosis-through-shp-1-dependent-stat3-inactivation-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Chun-Yu Liu, Ling-Ming Tseng, Jung-Chen Su, Kung-Chi Chang, Pei-Yi Chu, Wei-Tien Tai, Chung-Wai Shiau, Kuen-Feng Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074405/big-concerns-with-small-projects-evaluating-the-socio-ecological-impacts-of-small-hydropower-projects-in-india
#3
Suman Jumani, Shishir Rao, Siddarth Machado, Anup Prakash
Although Small Hydropower Projects (SHPs) are encouraged as sources of clean and green energy, there is a paucity of research examining their socio-ecological impacts. We assessed the perceived socio-ecological impacts of 4 SHPs within the Western Ghats in India by conducting semi-structured interviews with local respondents. Primary interview data were sequentially validated with secondary data, and respondent perceptions were subsequently compared against the expected baseline of assured impacts. We evaluated the level of awareness about SHPs, their perceived socio-economic impacts, influence on resource access and impacts on human-elephant interactions...
January 10, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067465/cholestyramine-alters%C3%A2-bile-acid%C3%A2-amounts-and-the-expression-of-cholesterol-related-genes-in-rabbit-intestinal-and-hepatic-tissues
#4
Dong Ni Qiu, Quan Shang, Da Yu Sun, Wei Qun Ding, Zhong Guang Luo, Jian Chen, Wei Ru Jiang, Jian Ping Huang, Xiao Yun Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Cholestyramine, as a bile acid sequestering exchange resin, has been wildly used to treat hypercholesterolemia. The aim of this study was to explore how cholestyramine regulated serum cholesterol amounts and bile acid levels in animal models. METHODS: The New Zealand White rabbits were randomly assigned to the control (given distilled water) and cholestyramine (CHO)-treated (given cholestyramine 1 g/kg/day for 2 weeks) groups. To assess bile acid pool size, bile fistulas were generated in five rabbits in each group...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056393/increased-expression-of-negative-regulators-of-cytokine-signaling-during-chronic-hiv-disease-cause-functionally-exhausted-state-of-dendritic-cells
#5
Meenakshi Sachdeva, Aman Sharma, Sunil K Arora
Mechanisms of functional impairment of dendritic cells (DCs) during chronic HIV-1 infection are not well understood. In order to understand this phenomenon, we aimed to study the expression of negative regulators of cytokine signaling and correlate with DC exhaustion during chronic HIV-1 disease. Monocyte-derived DCs (mo-DCs) from 27 HIV-1 infected patients (CD4+ T-cell counts: 429±44 cells/μL, plasma viral load: Log103.9±1.0copies/ml) and 19 healthy controls (HCs) were stimulated ex vivo with TLR4 agonist, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) for 2days to evaluate their functional fitness...
January 2, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051334/glutamine-attenuates-obstructive-cholestasis-in-rats-via-farnesoid-x-receptor-mediated-regulation-of-bsep-and-mrp2
#6
Bingli Liu, Yiming Li, Hong Ji, Hongwei Lu, Hua Li, Yakun Shi
To investigate the protective effect of glutamine (Gln) against obstructive cholestasis in association with farnesoid X receptor (FXR) activation, an obstructive cholestasis model was established in male Sprague-Dawley rats by bile duct ligation (BDL). Serum biomarkers and hematoxylin plus eosin staining were used to identify the degree of hepatic injury in the rats with obstructive cholestasis after Gln treatment. Immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR, Western blot, cultured primary rat hepatocytes with FXR knockdown, and dual-luciferase reporter assay were performed to elucidate the mechanisms underlying Gln hepatoprotection...
October 5, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048035/mo-fg-campus-iep3-02-gradient-nonlinearity-calibration-and-correction-for-full-volume-imaging-of-a-compact-asymmetric-mri-gradient-system
#7
S Tao, J Trzasko, Y Shu, P Weavers, J Gunter, J Huston, S Lee, E Tan, M Bernstein
PURPOSE: Due to engineering limitations, the spatial encoding gradient fields generated by an MRI scanner are inherently nonlinear and images must undergo geometric correction prior to display. The gradient nonlinearity (GNL) of a conventional symmetric whole-body gradient is typically characterized using a spherical harmonic polynomial (SHP) expansion of magnetic gradient fields with up to fifth-order terms. Only odd-order terms are required due to design symmetry (i.e., 3rd/5th-order)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046066/htlv-1-bzip-factor-enhances-t-cell-proliferation-by-impeding-the-suppressive-signaling-of-co-inhibitory-receptors
#8
Haruka Kinosada, Jun-Ichirou Yasunaga, Kazuya Shimura, Paola Miyazato, Chiho Onishi, Tomonori Iyoda, Kayo Inaba, Masao Matsuoka
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) causes adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) and inflammatory diseases. To enhance cell-to-cell transmission of HTLV-1, the virus increases the number of infected cells in vivo. HTLV-1 bZIP factor (HBZ) is constitutively expressed in HTLV-1 infected cells and ATL cells and promotes T-cell proliferation. However, the detailed mechanism by which it does so remains unknown. Here, we show that HBZ enhances the proliferation of expressing T cells after stimulation via the T-cell receptor...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039302/camp-signaling-of-adenylate-cyclase-toxin-blocks-the-oxidative-burst-of-neutrophils-through-epac-mediated-inhibition-of-phospholipase-c-activity
#9
Ondrej Cerny, Karen E Anderson, Len R Stephens, Phillip T Hawkins, Peter Sebo
The adenylate cyclase toxin-hemolysin (CyaA) plays a key role in immune evasion and virulence of the whooping cough agent Bordetella pertussis. CyaA penetrates the complement receptor 3-expressing phagocytes and ablates their bactericidal capacities by catalyzing unregulated conversion of cytosolic ATP to the key second messenger molecule cAMP. We show that signaling of CyaA-generated cAMP blocks the oxidative burst capacity of neutrophils by two converging mechanisms. One involves cAMP/protein kinase A-mediated activation of the Src homology region 2 domain-containing phosphatase-1 (SHP-1) and limits the activation of MAPK ERK and p38 that are required for assembly of the NADPH oxidase complex...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031011/dephossitepred-a-high-accuracy-predictor-for-protein-dephosphorylation-sites
#10
Cangzhi Jia, Wenying He, Quan Zou
Many oncogenes encode proteins with a tyrosine kinase activity that appears to be directly involved in the process of transformation. Because these kinases are themselves activated for transformation by tyrosine phosphorylation, proteins that remove phosphate from tyrosine residues, protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs), are intuitive candidate transformation suppressors. In this study, we developed a novel PTP site prediction model, DephosSitePred, based on bi-profile sequence features. Weight parameters in the support vector machine were applied to improve the low sensitivity due to extremelyimbalanced datasets...
December 28, 2016: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029505/parenteral-nutrition-dysregulates-bile-salt-homeostasis-in-a-rat-model-of-parenteral-nutrition-associated-liver-disease
#11
Kiran V K Koelfat, Frank G Schaap, Caroline M J M Hodin, Ruben G J Visschers, Björn I Svavarsson, Martin Lenicek, Ronit Shiri-Sverdlov, Kaatje Lenaerts, Steven W M Olde Damink
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Parenteral nutrition (PN), a lifesaving therapy in patients with intestinal failure, has been associated with hepatobiliary complications including steatosis, cholestasis and fibrosis, collectively known as parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD). To date, the pathogenesis of PNALD is poorly understood and therapeutic options are limited. Impaired bile salt homeostasis has been proposed to contribute PNALD. The objective of this study was to establish a PNALD model in rats and to evaluate the effects of continuous parenteral nutrition (PN) on bile salt homeostasis...
September 24, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017654/hippocalcin-promotes-neuronal-differentiation-and-inhibits-astrocytic-differentiation-in-neural-stem-cells
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Shin-Young Park, Sung Nyo Yoon, Min-Jeong Kang, YunYoung Lee, Sung Jun Jung, Joong-Soo Han
Hippocalcin (HPCA) is a calcium-binding protein that is restricted to nervous tissue and contributes to neuronal activity. Here we report that, in addition to inducing neurogenesis, HPCA inhibits astrocytic differentiation of neural stem cells. It promotes neurogenesis by regulating protein kinase Cα (PKCα) activation by translocating to the membrane and binding to phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase 1 (PDK1), which induces PKCα phosphorylation. We also found that phospholipase D1 (PLD1) is implicated in the HPCA-mediated neurogenesis pathway; this enzyme promotes dephosphorylation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3[Y705]), which is necessary for astrocytic differentiation...
January 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009872/medium-chain-fatty-acids-reduce-serum-cholesterol-by-regulating-the-metabolism-of-bile-acid-in-c57bl-6j-mice
#13
Yinghua Liu, Yong Zhang, Xinsheng Zhang, Qing Xu, Xueyan Yang, Changyong Xue
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the important risk factors of atherosclerosis (AS). The aim of this study is to explore the effect of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) on serum cholesterol levels and their mechanism of action. Hyperlipemia, as a model of abnormal lipid hypermetabolism, was established by using a high fat diet in C57BL/6J mice. Forty eight mice with dyslipidemia were randomly divided into 4 groups, 12 mice per group, including the control group, the 2% caprylic acid (C8:0)-treated group, 2% capric acid (C10:0)-treated group, and 2% oleic acid (C18:1)-treated group...
December 23, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008998/impaired-hepatic-adaptation-to-chronic-cholestasis-induced-by-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Malgorzata Milkiewicz, Marta Klak, Agnieszka Kempinska-Podhorodecka, Anna Wiechowska-Kozlowska, Elzbieta Urasinska, Malgorzata Blatkiewicz, Ewa Wunsch, Elwyn Elias, Piotr Milkiewicz
Pathogenesis of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) may involve impaired bile acid (BA) homeostasis. We analyzed expressions of factors mediating enterohepatic circulation of BA using ileal and colonic (ascending and sigmoid) biopsies obtained from patients with PSC with and without ulcerative colitis (UC) and explanted PSC livers. Two-fold increase of BA-activated farnesoid X receptor (FXR) protein levels were seen in ascending and sigmoid colon of PSC patients with correspondingly decreased apical sodium-dependent BA transporter (ASBT) gene expression...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992504/pptab-exports-rgg-quorum-sensing-peptides-in-streptococcus
#15
Jennifer C Chang, Michael J Federle
A transposon mutagenesis screen designed to identify mutants that were defective in peptide-pheromone signaling of the Rgg2/Rgg3 pathway in Streptococcus pyogenes generated insertions in sixteen loci displaying diminished reporter activity. Fourteen unique transposon insertions were mapped to pptAB, an ABC-type transporter recently described to export sex pheromones of Enterococcus faecalis. Consistent with an idea that PptAB exports signaling peptides, the pheromones known as SHPs (short hydrophobic peptides) were no longer detected in cell-free culture supernatants in a generated deletion mutant of pptAB...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988401/geniposide-attenuates-anit-induced-cholestasis-through-regulation-of-transporters-and-enzymes-involved-in-bile-acids-homeostasis-in-rats
#16
Lingling Wang, Guixin Wu, Feihua Wu, Nan Jiang, Yining Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Geniposide (GE) is one of the major iridoid glycosides isolated from the fruit of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis that has been used to treat hepatic disorders including cholestasis. However, the underlying mechanisms for GE ameliorating the reduction in bile acids accumulation by α-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT) remain unclear. AIM OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study is to characterize the efficacy of GE in regulation of bile acids uptake, synthesis, metabolism, and transport in ANIT-induced rats...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956475/induction-of-fxr-signaling-in-germ-free-mice-colonized-with-a-human-microbiota
#17
Annika Wahlström, Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary, Marcus Ståhlman, Muhammad-Tanweer Khan, Fredrik Bäckhed, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall
: The gut microbiota influences the development and progression of metabolic diseases partly by metabolism of bile acids (BAs) and modified signaling through the farnesoid X receptor (FXR). In this study we aimed to determine how the human gut microbiota metabolizes murine BAs and affects FXR signaling in colonized mice. We colonized germ-free (GF) mice with caecal content from a mouse donor or faeces from a human donor and killed the mice after short term (2 weeks) or long term (15 weeks) colonization...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942755/tyramine-modified-pectins-via-periodate-oxidation-for-soybean-hull-peroxidase-induced-hydrogel-formation-and-immobilization
#18
Milos Prokopijevic, Olivera Prodanovic, Dragica Spasojevic, Gordana Kovacevic, Natalija Polovic, Ksenija Radotic, Radivoje Prodanovic
Pectin was modified by oxidation with sodium periodate at molar ratios of 2.5, 5, 10, 15 and 20 mol% and reductive amination with tyramine and sodium cyanoborohydride afterwards. Concentration of tyramine groups within modified pectin ranged from 54.5 to 538 μmol/g of dry pectin while concentration of ionizable groups ranged from 3.0 to 4.0 mmol/g of dry polymer compared to 1.5 mmol/g before modification due to the introduction of amino group. All tyramine-pectins showed exceptional gelling properties and could form hydrogel both by cross-linking of carboxyl groups with calcium or by cross-linking phenol groups with peroxidase in the presence of hydrogen peroxide...
December 9, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935824/helicobacter-pylori-vaca-acting-through-receptor-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-%C3%AE-is-crucial-for-caga-phosphorylation-in-human-duodenum-carcinoma-cell-line-az-521
#19
Masayuki Nakano, Kinnosuke Yahiro, Eiki Yamasaki, Hisao Kurazono, Junko Akada, Yoshio Yamaoka, Takuro Niidome, Masanori Hatakeyama, Hidekazu Suzuki, Taro Yamamoto, Joel Moss, Hajime Isomoto, Toshiya Hirayama
Helicobacter pylori, a major cause of gastroduodenal diseases, produces vacuolating cytotoxin (VacA) and cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA), which seem to be involved in virulence. VacA exhibits pleiotropic actions in gastroduodenal disorders via its specific receptors. Recently, we found that VacA induced the phosphorylation of cellular Src kinase (Src) at Tyr418 in AZ-521 cells. Silencing of receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase (RPTP)α, a VacA receptor, reduced VacA-induced Src phosphorylation. Src is responsible for tyrosine phosphorylation of CagA at its Glu-Pro-Ile-Tyr-Ala (EPIYA) variant C (EPIYA-C) motif in Helicobacter pylori-infected gastric epithelial cells, resulting in binding of CagA to SHP-2 phosphatase...
December 1, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933336/shp-1-activation-inhibits-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-intimal-hyperplasia-in-a-rodent-model-of-insulin-resistance-and-diabetes
#20
Weier Qi, Qian Li, Chong Wee Liew, Christian Rask-Madsen, Samuel M Lockhart, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Yu Xia, Xuanchun Wang, Mogher Khamaisi, Kevin Croce, George L King
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Accelerated migration and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) enhances arterial restenosis after angioplasty in insulin resistance and diabetes. Elevation of Src homology 2-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase 1 (SHP-1) induces apoptosis in the microvasculature. However, the role of SHP-1 in intimal hyperplasia and restenosis has not been clarified in insulin resistance and diabetes. METHODS: We used a femoral artery wire injury mouse model, rodent models with insulin resistance and diabetes, and patients with type 2 diabetes...
December 9, 2016: Diabetologia
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