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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724693/new-peptide-inhibitor-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-emdb-1-extends-the-half-life-of-glp-2-and-attenuates-colitis-in-mice-after-topical-administration
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Maciej Salaga, Anna Mokrowiecka, Marta Zielinska, Ewa Malecka-Panas, Radzislaw Kordek, Elzbieta Kamysz, Jakub Fichna
Protease inhibition has become a new possible approach in the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) therapy. A serine exopeptidase, dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV) is responsible for inactivation of incretine hormone, glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2), a potent stimulator of intestinal epithelium regeneration and growth. Recently we showed that the novel peptide analog of endomorphin-2, EMDB-1 is a potent blocker of DPP IV and has an inhibitory effect on gastrointestinal (GI) smooth muscle contractility. The aim of this study was to characterize the anti-inflammatory effect and mechanism of action of EMDB-1 in the mouse GI tract...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723894/cysteine-protease-cathepsin-b-mediates-radiation-induced-bystander-effects
#2
Yu Peng, Man Zhang, Lingjun Zheng, Qian Liang, Hanzeng Li, Jeng-Ting Chen, Hongyan Guo, Sawako Yoshina, Yu-Zen Chen, Xiang Zhao, Xiaoqi Wu, Bin Liu, Shohei Mitani, Jau-Song Yu, Ding Xue
The radiation-induced bystander effect (RIBE) refers to a unique process in which factors released by irradiated cells or tissues exert effects on other parts of the animal not exposed to radiation, causing genomic instability, stress responses and altered apoptosis or cell proliferation. Although RIBEs have important implications for radioprotection, radiation safety and radiotherapy, the molecular identities of RIBE factors and their mechanisms of action remain poorly understood. Here we use Caenorhabditis elegans as a model in which to study RIBEs, and identify the cysteine protease CPR-4, a homologue of human cathepsin B, as the first RIBE factor in nematodes, to our knowledge...
July 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718014/protein-hydrolysate-from-canned-sardine-and-brewing-by-products-improves-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-in-an-intestinal-endothelial-co-culture-cell-model
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Elsa F Vieira, John Van Camp, Isabel M P L V O Ferreira, Charlotte Grootaert
PURPOSE: The anti-inflammatory activity of sardine protein hydrolysates (SPH) obtained by hydrolysis with proteases from brewing yeast surplus was ascertained. METHODS: For this purpose, a digested and desalted SPH fraction with molecular weight lower than 10 kDa was investigated using an endothelial cell line (EA.hy926) as such and in a co-culture model with an intestinal cell line (Caco-2). Effects of SPH <10 kDa on nitric oxide (NO) production, reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibition and secretion of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), chemokine IL-8 (IL-8) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) were evaluated in TNF-α-treated and untreated cells...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713240/the-coordinated-action-of-calcineurin-and-cathepsin-d-protects-against-%C3%AE-synuclein-toxicity
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Andreas Aufschnaiter, Lukas Habernig, Verena Kohler, Jutta Diessl, Didac Carmona-Gutierrez, Tobias Eisenberg, Walter Keller, Sabrina Büttner
The degeneration of dopaminergic neurons during Parkinson's disease (PD) is intimately linked to malfunction of α-synuclein (αSyn), the main component of the proteinaceous intracellular inclusions characteristic for this pathology. The cytotoxicity of αSyn has been attributed to disturbances in several biological processes conserved from yeast to humans, including Ca(2+) homeostasis, general lysosomal function and autophagy. However, the precise sequence of events that eventually results in cell death remains unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710422/enmd-1068-inhibits-liver-fibrosis-through-attenuation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-3-signaling-in-mice
#5
Quan Sun, Yan Wang, Jie Zhang, Jing Lu
Protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis. We studied the effect of N1-3-methylbutyryl-N4-6-aminohexanoyl-piperazine (ENMD-1068), a PAR-2 antagonist, on the development of CCl4-induced liver fibrosis in mice and activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) isolated from the mice. Before CCl4 injection, the mice were injected intraperitoneally with either 25 mg/kg or 50 mg/kg ENMD-1068 or with 200 μL of the vehicle control twice per week for 4 weeks...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709490/serum-levels-of-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-supar-as-a-marker-of-tuberculosis-treatment-efficacy
#6
V Indumati, V Vijay, D Krishnaswamy, V Rajeshwari, A Ramesh, D Shantala, A Shilpa
BACKGROUND: Upon diagnosis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis patients are treated for TB for a period of 6-9 months. At present, there exists very little indication of the efficacy of the particular treatment. A few previous studies have shown that soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (SuPAR) may be used as treatment efficacy marker. SuPAR is a cellular receptor for serine protease urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA). Bacterial endotoxins and cytokines of the innate immune system stimulate the secretion of uPA in monocytes & neutrophils...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705940/characterisation-of-eppin-function-expression-and-activity-in-the-lung
#7
Aaron Scott, Arlene Glasgow, Donna Small, Simon Carlile, Maelíosa McCrudden, Denise McLean, Ryan Brown, Declan Doherty, Fionnuala T Lundy, Umar I Hamid, Cecilia M O'Kane, Daniel F McAuley, Malcolm Brodlie, Michael Tunney, J Stuart Elborn, Chris R Irwin, David J Timson, Clifford C Taggart, Sinéad Weldon
Eppin is a serine protease inhibitor expressed in male reproductive tissues.The aim of this study was to investigate the localisation and regulation of eppin expression in myeloid and epithelial cell lines, and explore its potential role as a multifunctional host defence protein.Using immunohistochemistry and Western blotting, eppin was detected in the lungs of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and cystic fibrosis lung disease. Expression of eppin in monocytic cells was unaffected by stimulation with Toll-like receptor agonists, cytokines and hormone receptor agonists...
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705934/gq-pathway-regulates-proximal-c-type-lectin-like-receptor-2-clec-2-signaling-in-platelets
#8
Rachit Badolia, Vaishali Inamdar, Bhanu Kanth Manne, Carol Dangelmaier, Satya P Kunapuli
Platelets play a key role in the physiological hemostasis or pathological process of thrombosis. Rhodocytin, an agonist of the C-type lectin like receptor-2 (CLEC-2), elicits powerful platelet activation signals in conjunction with Src family kinases (SFKs), spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), and phospholipase γ2 (PLCγ2). Previous reports have shown that rhodocytin-induced platelet aggregation depends on secondary mediators such as thromboxane (TxA2) and ADP, which are agonists for G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) on platelets...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705909/tgf-%C3%AE-inhibits-alveolar-protein-transport-by-promoting-shedding-regulated-intramembrane-proteolysis-and-transcriptional-downregulation-of-megalin
#9
Luciana C Mazzocchi, Christine U Vohwinkel, Konstantin Mayer, Susanne Herold, Rory E Morty, Werner Seeger, István Vadász
Disruption of the alveolar-capillary barrier is a hallmark of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that leads to accumulation protein-rich edema in the alveolar space often resulting in comparable protein concentrations in alveolar edema and plasma and causing deleterious remodeling. Patients who survive ARDS have approximately three-times lower protein concentrations in the alveolar edema than non-survivors, thus, the ability to remove excess protein from the alveolar space may be critical for a positive outcome...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700339/trypsin-protease-activated-receptor-2-signaling-contributes-to-pancreatic-cancer-pain
#10
Jiao Zhu, Xue-Rong Miao, Kun-Ming Tao, Hai Zhu, Zhi-Yun Liu, Da-Wei Yu, Qian-Bo Chen, Hai-Bo Qiu, Zhi-Jie Lu
Pain treatment is a critical aspect of pancreatic cancer patient clinical care. This study investigated the role of trypsin-protease activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) in pancreatic cancer pain. Pancreatic tissue samples were collected from pancreatic cancer (n=22) and control patients (n=22). Immunofluorescence analyses confirmed colocalization of PAR-2 and neuronal markers in pancreatic cancer tissues. Trypsin levels and protease activities were higher in pancreatic cancer tissue specimens than in the controls...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695794/the-natural-component-isolated-from-enterolobium-contortisiliquum-impairs-brain-tumors-and-affects-their-interactions-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Camila Ramalho Bonturi, Helena Motaln, Mariana Cristina Cabral Silva, Bruno Ramos Salu, Marlon Vilela de Brito, Luciana de Andrade Luz Costa, Heron Fernandes Vieira Torquato, Natália Neto Dos Santos Nunes, Edgar Julian Paredes-Gamero, Tamara Lah Turnšek, Maria Luiza Vilela Oliva
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive type of brain tumor with an overall patient survival of about 16 months. Thus, natural compounds with anti-cancer properties are gaining attention as possible alternatives for GBM treatment. Studies in various cancer models have shown the anti-cancer effects of the Enterolobium contortisiliquum Trypsin Inhibitor (EcTI). Here, we investigated the outcomes of EcTI on U87 cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), and their direct cocultures (U87/MSC). MSC are present in tumor stroma and represent a potential drug delivery vehicle as the result of their tumor tropism...
July 11, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695302/argatroban-attenuates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-rats-by-reducing-fibrosis-inflammation-apoptosis-and-protease-activated-receptor-expression
#12
Yogesh Bulani, Shyam Sunder Sharma
PURPOSE: Chronic diabetes is associated with cardiovascular dysfunctions. Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the serious cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes. Despite significant efforts in understanding the pathophysiology of DCM, management of DCM is not adequate due to its complex pathophysiology. Recently, involvement of protease-activated receptors (PARs) has been postulated in cardiovascular diseases. These receptors are activated by thrombin, trypsin, or other serine proteases...
July 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694438/stress-induces-more-serious-barrier-dysfunction-in-follicle-associated-epithelium-than-villus-epithelium-involving-mast-cells-and-protease-activated-receptor-2
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Lei Zhang, Jun Song, Tao Bai, Wei Qian, Xiao-Hua Hou
Psychological stress has been associated with intestinal epithelial hyperpermeability, the basic process in various functional and organic bowel diseases. In the present study, we aimed to clarify the differences and underlining mechanisms in stress-induced barrier disruption in functionally and structurally distinct epitheliums, including the villus epithelium (VE) and follicle-associated epithelium (FAE), a specialized epithelium overlaid the domes of Peyer's lymphoid follicles. Employing an Ussing Chamber system, the epithelial permeability was assessed in rats following water avoidance stress (WAS) in vivo and in mucosa tissues exposed to corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) ex vivo...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694352/protease-activated-receptor-2-promotes-kidney-tubular-epithelial-inflammation-by-inhibiting-autophagy-via-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signalling-pathway
#14
Chunyang Du, Tao Zhang, Xia Xiao, Yonghong Shi, Huijun Duan, Yunzhuo Ren
Protease activated receptors 2 (PAR2), which belongs to a specific class of the G-protein-coupled receptors, are central to several inflammation processes. However, the precise molecular mechanism involved remains undefined. Autophagy has been previously shown to affect inflammation. In this study, we examine the effect of PAR2 on kidney tubular epithelial autophagy and on autophagy-related inflammation and reveal the underlying mechanism involved. Autophagic activity and levels of autophagic marker LC3 were examined in human kidney tubular epithelial cells with PAR2 knockdown or overexpression...
July 10, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680886/the-phosphatase-inhibitor-calyculin-a-impairs-clot-retraction-platelet-activation-and-thrombin-generation
#15
Renáta Hudák, János Vincze, László Csernoch, Ildikó Beke Debreceni, Tamás Oláh, Ferenc Erdődi, Kenneth J Clemetson, János Kappelmayer
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the serine/threonine protein phosphatase inhibitor, calyculin-A (CLA), on clot formation and on the procoagulant activity of human platelets. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) samples were preincubated with buffer or CLA and subsequently platelets were activated by the protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) activator, thrombin receptor activating peptide (TRAP). Clot retraction was detected by observing clot morphology up to 1 hour, phosphatidylserine- (PS-) expression was studied by flow cytometry, and thrombin generation was measured by a fluorimetric assay...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677772/vaspin-prevents-leptin%C3%A2-induced-inflammation-and-catabolism-by-inhibiting-the-activation-of-nuclear-factor%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-rat-chondrocytes
#16
Jia-Peng Bao, Lang-Hai Xu, Ji-Sheng Ran, Yan Xiong, Li-Dong Wu
The present study aimed to investigate the function and possible underlying mechanism of various concentrations of visceral adipose tissue‑derived serine protease inhibitor (vaspin) on leptin‑induced inflammatory and metabolic responses in rat chondrocytes. Rat articular chondrocytes were isolated and treated with different concentrations of vaspin, which was followed by stimulation with leptin. The expression of genes, secretion of nitric oxide and tumor necrosis factor‑α, and activation of the nuclear factor (NF)‑κB pathway were analyzed by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, ELISA and western blotting...
July 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677664/allergenic-proteases-cleave-the-chemokine-cx3cl1-directly-from-the-surface-of-airway-epithelium-and-augment-the-effect-of-rhinovirus
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M Loxham, D E Smart, N J Bedke, N P Smithers, I Filippi, C Blume, E J Swindle, K Tariq, P H Howarth, S T Holgate, D E Davies
CX3CL1 has been implicated in allergen-induced airway CD4(+) T-lymphocyte recruitment in asthma. As epidemiological evidence supports a viral infection-allergen synergy in asthma exacerbations, we postulated that rhinovirus (RV) infection in the presence of allergen augments epithelial CX3CL1 release. Fully differentiated primary bronchial epithelial cultures were pretreated apically with house dust mite (HDM) extract and infected with rhinovirus-16 (RV16). CX3CL1 was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and western blotting, and shedding mechanisms assessed using inhibitors, protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) agonist, and recombinant CX3CL1-expressing HEK293T cells...
July 5, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676520/transcription-factor-runx1-regulates-platelet-pctp-phosphatidylcholine-transfer-protein-implications-for-cardiovascular-events-differential-effects-of-runx1-variants
#18
Guangfen Mao, Natthapol Songdej, Deepak Voora, Lawrence E Goldfinger, Fabiola E Del Carpio-Cano, Rachel A Myers, A Koneti Rao
Background -Phosphatidylcholine Transfer Protein (PCTP) regulates the intermembrane transfer of phosphatidylcholine (PC). Higher platelet PCTP expression is associated with increased platelet responses upon activation of protease-activated receptor 4 (PAR4) thrombin receptors noted in black subjects as compared to white subjects. Little is known regarding regulation of platelet PCTP Haplodeficiency of RUNX1, a major hematopoietic transcription factor, is associated with thrombocytopenia and impaired platelet responses upon activation...
July 4, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671992/signaling-pathways-induced-by-serine-proteases-to-increase-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function
#19
Kelcie A Lahey, Natalie J Ronaghan, Judie Shang, Sébastien P Dion, Antoine Désilets, Richard Leduc, Wallace K MacNaughton
Changes in barrier function of the gastrointestinal tract are thought to contribute to the inflammatory bowel diseases Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Previous work in our lab demonstrated that apical exposure of intestinal epithelial cell lines to serine proteases results in an increase in transepithelial electrical resistance (TER). However, the underlying mechanisms governing this response are unclear. We aimed to determine the requirement for proteolytic activity, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation, and downstream intracellular signaling in initiating and maintaining enhanced barrier function following protease treatment using a canine intestinal epithelial cell line (SCBN)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656291/usp7-is-associated-with-greater-disease-activity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-via-stabilization-of-the-ifn%C3%AE-receptor
#20
Ying Yu, Zhaoliang Su, Zhejiong Wang, Huaxi Xu
An improved understanding of the mechanism of interferon (IFN)α activation in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is likely to aid the identification of effective therapeutic targets. Increasing evidence has indicated that the activity of IFNα is mediated by the interplay of ubiquitylation/deubiquitylation enzyme regulators. The present study identified the deubiquitylation enzyme ubiquitin‑specific‑processing protease 7 (USP7) as a critical regulator of the human IFNα‑2 receptor (IFNAR1) protein levels...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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