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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726976/absence-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-murine-platelets-reduces-neointima-formation-without-affecting-arterial-thrombosis
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Katrin Schaefer, Eva Schütz, Magdalena L Bochenek, Dennis R Riehl, Markus Bosmann, Thomas Münzel, Stavros Konstantinides, Katrin Schäfer
Platelet degranulation at the site of vascular injury prevents bleeding and may affect the chronic vascular wound healing response. Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)-β1 is a major component of platelet α-granules known to accumulating in thrombi. It was our aim to determine the role of TGFβ1 released from activated platelets for neointima formation following arterial injury and thrombosis. Mice with platelet-specific deletion of TGFβ1 (Plt.TGFβ-KO) underwent carotid artery injury. Immunoassays confirmed the absence of active TGFβ1 in platelet releasates and plasma of Plt...
July 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726057/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-modulates-trophic-signaling-through-interaction-with-serine-protease-htra1
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Åsa Fex Svenningsen, Svenja Löring, Anna Lahn Sørensen, Ha Uyen Buu Huynh, Simone Hjæresen, Nellie Martin, Jesper Bonnet Moeller, Maria Louise Elkjær, Uffe Holmskov, Zsolt Illes, Malin Andersson, Solveig Beck Nielsen, Eirikur Benedikz
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a small conserved protein, is abundant in the immune- and central nervous system (CNS). MIF has several receptors and binding partners that can modulate its action on a cellular level. It is upregulated in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer although its function is far from clear. Here, we report the finding of a new binding partner to MIF, the serine protease HTRA1. This enzyme cleaves several growth factors, extracellular matrix molecules and is implicated in some of the same diseases as MIF...
July 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
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
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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/28719611/rna-sequencing-to-determine-the-contribution-of-kinase-receptor-transactivation-to-g-protein-coupled-receptor-signalling-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Danielle Kamato, Venkata Vijayanand Bhaskarala, Nitin Mantri, Tae Gyu Oh, Dora Ling, Reearna Janke, Wenhua Zheng, Peter J Little, Narin Osman
G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signalling covers three major mechanisms. GPCR agonist engagement allows for the G proteins to bind to the receptor leading to a classical downstream signalling cascade. The second mechanism is via the utilization of the β-arrestin signalling molecule and thirdly via transactivation dependent signalling. GPCRs can transactivate protein tyrosine kinase receptors (PTKR) to activate respective downstream signalling intermediates. In the past decade GPCR transactivation dependent signalling was expanded to show transactivation of serine/threonine kinase receptors (S/TKR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719185/small-molecule-enhancement-of-20s-proteasome-activity-targets-intrinsically-disordered-proteins
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Corey L Jones, Evert Njomen, Benita Sjogren, Thomas S Dexheimer, Jetze J Tepe
The 20S proteasome is the main protease for degradation of oxidatively damaged and intrinsically disordered proteins. When accumulation of disordered or oxidatively damaged proteins exceed proper clearance in neurons, imbalanced pathway signaling or aggregation occurs, which have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several neurological disor-ders. Screening of the NIH Clinical Collection and Prestwick libraries identified the neuroleptic agent chlorpromazine as a lead agent capable of enhancing 20S proteasome activity...
July 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
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/28713387/human-cd6-down-modulation-following-t-cell-activation-compromises-lymphocyte-survival-and-proliferative-responses
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Esther Carrasco, Cristina Escoda-Ferran, Núria Climent, Cristina Miró-Julià, Inês T Simões, Mario Martínez-Florensa, Adelaida Sarukhan, Esther Carreras, Francisco Lozano
Available evidence indicates that the CD6 lymphocyte surface receptor is involved in T-cell developmental and activation processes, by facilitating cell-to-cell adhesive contacts with antigen-presenting cells and likely modulating T-cell receptor (TCR) signaling. Here, we show that in vitro activation of human T cells under different TCR-ligation conditions leads to surface downregulation of CD6 expression. This phenomenon was (i) concomitant to increased levels of soluble CD6 (sCD6) in culture supernatants, (ii) partially reverted by protease inhibitors, (iii) not associated to CD6 mRNA down-regulation, and (iv) reversible by stimulus removal...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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
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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
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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/28706220/opportunities-for-therapeutic-antibodies-directed-at-g-protein-coupled-receptors
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Catherine J Hutchings, Markus Koglin, William C Olson, Fiona H Marshall
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are activated by a diverse range of ligands, from large proteins and proteases to small peptides, metabolites, neurotransmitters and ions. They are expressed on all cells in the body and have key roles in physiology and homeostasis. As such, GPCRs are one of the most important target classes for therapeutic drug discovery. The development of drugs targeting GPCRs has therapeutic value across a wide range of diseases, including cancer, immune and inflammatory disorders as well as neurological and metabolic diseases...
July 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705940/characterisation-of-eppin-function-expression-and-activity-in-the-lung
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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
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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
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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
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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/28698136/dynamic-g-protein-alpha-signaling-in-arabidopsis-innate-immunity
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Lahong Xu, Xinran Yao, Nannan Zhang, Ben-Qiang Gong, Jian-Feng Li
Heterotrimeric G proteins composed of Gα, Gβ and Gγ subunits are evolutionarily conserved signaling modules involved in diverse biological processes in plants and animals. The role and action of Gα remain largely enigmatic in plant innate immunity. We have recently demonstrated that Arabidopsis Gα (GPA1) is a key component of a new immune signaling pathway activated by bacteria-secreted proteases. Here we show that GPA1 is also involved in the signaling network of Arabidopsis in response to the bacterial flagellin epitope flg22...
July 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697634/the-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-%C3%AE-2-antiplasmin-restricts-lymphatic-remodelling-and-metastasis-in-a-mouse-model-of-cancer
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Sophie Paquet-Fifield, Sally Roufail, You-Fang Zhang, Trifina Sofian, David J Byrne, Paul B Coughlin, Stephen B Fox, Steven A Stacker, Marc G Achen
Remodelling of lymphatic vessels in tumours facilitates metastasis to lymph nodes. The growth factors VEGF-C and VEGF-D are well known inducers of lymphatic remodelling and metastasis in cancer. They are initially produced as full-length proteins requiring proteolytic processing in order to bind VEGF receptors with high affinity and thereby promote lymphatic remodelling. The fibrinolytic protease plasmin promotes processing of VEGF-C and VEGF-D in vitro, but its role in processing them in cancer was unknown...
July 11, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697175/platelet-releasate-promotes-breast-cancer-growth-and-angiogenesis-via-vegf-integrin-cooperative-signalling
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Lei Jiang, Yun Luan, Xinyan Miao, Chao Sun, Kailin Li, Zhangsen Huang, Dawei Xu, Mingxiang Zhang, Feng Kong, Nailin Li
BACKGROUND: Selective platelet release of pro- or anti-angiogenic factors distinctly regulated angiogenesis. We hypothesised that selective release of platelet angiogenic factors could differently regulate tumour growth. METHODS: Breast cancer cell proliferation, cancer cell-induced endothelial tube formation in vitro, and tumour growth in vivo were studied in the presence of protease-activated receptor 1-stimulated platelet releasate (PAR1-PR; rich in pro-angiogenic factors) or PAR4-PR (rich in anti-angiogenic factors)...
July 11, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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
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