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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315483/functional-proteomic-analysis-of-corticosteroid-pharmacodynamics-in-rat-liver-relationship-to-hepatic-stress-signaling-energy-regulation-and-drug-metabolism
#1
Vivaswath S Ayyar, Richard R Almon, Debra C DuBois, Siddharth Sukumaran, Jun Qu, William J Jusko
Corticosteroids (CS) are anti-inflammatory agents that cause extensive pharmacogenomic and proteomic changes in multiple tissues. An understanding of the proteome-wide effects of CS in liver and its relationships to altered hepatic and systemic physiology remains incomplete. Here, we report the application of a functional pharmacoproteomic approach to gain integrated insight into the complex nature of CS responses in liver in vivo. An in-depth functional analysis was performed using rich pharmacodynamic (temporal-based) proteomic data measured over 66h in rat liver following a single dose of methylprednisolone (MPL)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315051/development-of-antibody-modified-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-the-targeted-delivery-of-sirna-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-as-a-strategy-for-inhibiting-hiv-replication-in-astrocytes
#2
Jijin Gu, Karam Al-Bayati, Emmanuel A Ho
RNA interference (RNAi)-mediated gene silencing offers a novel treatment and prevention strategy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV was found to infect and replicate in human brain cells and can cause neuroinfections and neurological deterioration. We designed dual-antibody-modified chitosan/small interfering RNA (siRNA) nanoparticles to deliver siRNA across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) targeting HIV-infected brain astrocytes as a strategy for inhibiting HIV replication. We hypothesized that transferrin antibody and bradykinin B2 antibody could specifically bind to the transferrin receptor (TfR) and bradykinin B2 receptor (B2R), respectively, and deliver siRNA across the BBB into astrocytes as potential targeting ligands...
March 17, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291534/ptpn22-1123g-c-polymorphism-and-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#3
José Francisco Muñoz-Valle, Jorge Ramón Padilla-Gutiérrez, Jorge Hernández-Bello, Yeniley Ruiz-Noa, Yeminia Valle, Claudia Azucena Palafox-Sánchez, Isela Parra-Rojas, Sergio Ramón Gutiérrez-Ureña, Hector Rangel-Villalobos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 22 (PTPN22) gene encodes an important negative regulator of T-cell activation, lymphoid-specific phosphatase -Lyp- and has been associated with different autoimmune disorders. The PTPN22 -1123G>C polymorphism appears to affect the transcriptional control of this gene, but to date, the biological significance of this polymorphisms on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk remains unknown. We evaluate the association of PTPN22 -1123G>C polymorphism with anti-cyclic citrullinated protein antibodies (anti-CCP) and risk for RA in population from Western Mexico...
March 10, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287856/enzymatic-kinetics-regarding-reversible-metabolism-of-cs-0777-a-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-modulator-via-phosphorylation-and-dephosphorylation-in-humans
#4
Shin-Ichi Inaba, Maki Yamaguchi-Goto, Kaoru Tanaka-Takanaka, Kiyoaki Yonesu, Hidetaka Sakurai, Kazuishi Kubota, Takashi Izumi
1. CS-0777, a candidate compound for autoimmune diseases, becomes phosphorylated active metabolite, M1, by fructosamine 3-kinase (FN3K), FN3K-related protein (FN3K-RP); and M1 reverted back to CS-0777 by alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in the body. We performed enzyme kinetic analysis of phosphorylation of CS-0777 by FN3K, FN3K-RP, human erythrocytes and human platelets; and dephosphorylation of M1 by various ALP isozymes and human liver, kidney, lung and small intestine microsomes. 2. The Michaelis constants of human FN3K, FN3K-RP, and erythrocytes for CS-0777 phosphorylation were in the range from 498 μM to 1060 μM...
March 13, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285568/cigarette-smoking-affects-uterine-receptivity-markers
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Gulcin Sahin Ersoy, Yuping Zhou, Hamdi İnan, Cuneyt E Taner, Emine Cosar, Hugh S Taylor
OBJECTIVE: Smoking negatively affects fertility and the rate of other endometrial diseases. To determine the effect of smoking on endometrial physiology, we evaluated 2 endometrial regulatory cytokines and receptivity markers, C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), both in vitro and in vivo. STUDY DESIGN: The human endometrial stromal cell line (HESC) and primary human endometrial stromal cells were treated with cigarette smoking extract (CSE) or with vehicle control...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283909/map-kinase-p38-is-a-novel-target-of-cacybp-sip-phosphatase
#6
Agnieszka M Topolska-Woś, Sara Rosińska, Anna Filipek
Mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases are important players in cellular signaling pathways. Recently, it has been shown that CacyBP/SIP serves as a phosphatase for one of the MAP kinases, ERK1/2. Through dephosphorylation of this kinase CacyBP/SIP modulates the transcriptional activity of Elk-1 and the activity of the CREB-BDNF pathway. In this work, using NB2a cell lysate and recombinant proteins, we show that CacyBP/SIP binds and dephosphorylates another member of the MAP kinase family, p38. Analysis of recombinant full-length CacyBP/SIP and its three major domains, N-terminal, middle CS and C-terminal SGS, indicates that the middle CS domain is responsible for p38 dephosphorylation...
March 10, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281242/regulation-of-a-kinase-anchoring-protein-12-by-heat-shock-protein-a12b-to-prevent-ventricular-dysfunction-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-diabetic-rats
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Vaithinathan Selvaraju, Sumanth C Suresh, Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu, Jayakanthan Mannu, Jocelyn L C Foye, Premendu P Mathur, J Alexander Palesty, Juan A Sanchez, David W McFadden, Nilanjana Maulik
We examined the effects of overexpressing HSPA12B on angiogenesis and myocardial function by intramyocardial administration of adenovirus encoding HSPA12B (Ad. HSPA12B) in a streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat subjected to myocardial infarction. Rats were divided randomly into six groups: control sham (CS) + Ad.LacZ, control myocardial infarction (CMI) + Ad.LacZ, control MI + Ad.HSPA12B, diabetic sham (DS) + Ad.LacZ, diabetic MI + Ad.LacZ and diabetic MI + Ad.HSPA12B. Following MI or sham surgery, the respective groups received either Ad...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277951/within-winter-flexibility-in-muscle-masses-myostatin-and-cellular-aerobic-metabolic-intensity-in-passerine-birds
#8
David L Swanson, Marisa O King, William Culver, Yufeng Zhang
Metabolic rates of passerine birds are flexible traits that vary both seasonally and among and within winters. Seasonal variation in summit metabolic rates (Msum = maximum thermoregulatory metabolism) in birds is consistently correlated with changes in pectoralis muscle and heart masses and sometimes with variation in cellular aerobic metabolic intensity, so these traits might also be associated with shorter-term, within-winter variation in metabolic rates. To determine whether these mechanisms are associated with within-winter variation in Msum, we examined the effects of short-term (ST; 0-7 d), medium-term (MT; 14-30 d), and long-term (LT; 30-yr means) temperature variables on pectoralis muscle and heart masses, pectoralis expression of the muscle-growth inhibitor myostatin and its metalloproteinase activators TLL-1 and TLL-2, and pectoralis and heart citrate synthase (CS; an indicator of cellular aerobic metabolic intensity) activities for two temperate-zone resident passerines, house sparrows (Passer domesticus) and dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis)...
March 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276850/associations-between-period-3-gene-polymorphisms-and-sleep-chronotype-related-variables-in-patients-with-late-life-insomnia
#9
Hader A Mansour, Joel Wood, Kodavali V Chowdari, Divya Tumuluru, Mikhil Bamne, Timothy H Monk, Martica H Hall, Daniel J Buysse, Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar
A variable number tandem repeat polymorphism (VNTR) in the period 3 (PER3) gene has been associated with heritable sleep and circadian variables, including self-rated chronotypes, polysomnographic (PSG) variables, insomnia and circadian sleep-wake disorders. This report describes novel molecular and clinical analyses of PER3 VNTR polymorphisms to better define their functional consequences. As the PER3 VNTR is located in the exonic (protein coding) region of PER3, we initially investigated whether both alleles (variants) are transcribed into messenger RNA in human fibroblasts...
February 27, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274961/lipid-and-lipoprotein-abnormalities-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-survivors
#10
Sophia Morel, Jade Leahy, Maryse Fournier, Benoit Lamarche, Carole Garofalo, Guy Grimard, Floriane Poulain, Edgard Delvin, Caroline Laverdière, Maja Krajinovic, Simon Drouin, Daniel Sinnett, Valérie Marcil, Emile Levy
Survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common cancer in children, are at increased risk of developing late cardiometabolic conditions. However, the mechanisms are not fully understood. The study aimed to characterize plasma lipid profile, Apolipoprotein (Apo) distribution and lipoprotein composition of 80 childhood ALL survivors compared to 22 healthy controls. Our results show that, despite their young age, 50% of the ALL survivors displayed dyslipidemia, characterized by increased plasma TG and LDL-cholesterol, as well as decreased HDL-cholesterol...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274879/improving-enzymatic-activities-and-thermostability-of-a-tri-functional-enzyme-with-sod-catalase-and-cell-permeable-activities
#11
Piriya Luangwattananun, Warawan Eiamphungporn, Napat Songtawee, Leif Bülow, Chartchalerm Isarankura Na Ayudhya, Virapong Prachayasittikul, Sakda Yainoy
Synergistic action of major antioxidant enzymes, e.g., superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) is known to be more effective than the action of any single enzyme. Recently, we have engineered a tri-functional enzyme, 6His-MnSOD-TAT/CAT-MnSOD (M-TAT/CM), with SOD, CAT and cell-permeable activities. The protein actively internalized into the cells and showed superior protection against oxidative stress-induced cell death over native enzymes fused with TAT. To improve its molecular size, enzymatic activity and stability, in this study, MnSOD portions of the engineered protein were replaced by CuZnSOD, which is the smallest and the most heat resistant SOD isoform...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273689/progranulin-protects-lung-epithelial-cells-from-cigarette-smoking-induced-apoptosis
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Kyoung Young Lee, So-Young Park, Sunjoo Park, Gyong Hwa Hong, Keun-Ai Moon, You-Sun Kim, Yeon-Mok Oh, Hyouk-Soo Kwon, Tae-Bum Kim, Hee-Bom Moon, You Sook Cho
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Emphysema is characterized by irreversible destruction of alveolar walls with distal air space enlargement. Cigarette smoke (CS) is considered a major risk factor for emphysematous changes in COPD. Progranulin (PGRN), a glycoprotein induced by CS, has been reported to participate in apoptosis. However, the precise role of PGRN in emphysema is currently unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the role of PGRN in human alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) in response to CS...
March 8, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273403/pten-pi3k-akt-regulates-macrophage-polarization-in-emphysematous-mice
#13
JunJuan Lu, LiHua Xie, Chun Liu, Qiang Zhang, ShengHua Sun
Macrophages play an important role in the pathogenesis of COPD. Macrophage polarization toward the M2 phenotype has been observed in the lung tissues of COPD patients and cigarette smokers. The molecular basis of this process remains unclear, and it has not been completely illuminated in animal models of emphysema. In our study we combined cigarette smoke(CS) exposure with intraperitoneal injection of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) to build an emphysema model. We found by immunohistochemical staining and flow cytometry that the expression level of CD206 and the ratio of M2 to M1 macrophages was increased in emphysematous mice...
March 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270638/a-haemocompatible-and-scalable-nanoporous-adsorbent-monolith-synthesised-using-a-novel-lignin-binder-route-to-augment-the-adsorption-of-poorly-removed-uraemic-toxins-in-haemodialysis
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Susan R Sandeman, Yishan Zheng, Ganesh Ingavle, Carol Howell, Sergey Mikhalovsky, Kolitha Basnayake, Owen Boyd, Andrew Davenport, Nigel Beaton, Nathan Davies
Nanoporous adsorbents are promising materials to augment the efficacy of haemodialysis for the treatment of end stage renal disease where mortality rates remain unacceptably high despite improvements in membrane technology. Complications are linked in part to inefficient removal of protein bound and high molecular weight uremic toxins including key marker molecules albumin bound indoxyl sulphate (IS) and p-cresyl sulphate (PCS) and large inflammatory cytokines such as IL-6. The following study describes the assessment of a nanoporous activated carbon monolith produced using a novel binder synthesis route for scale up as an in line device to augment haemodialysis through adsorption of these toxins...
March 8, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267625/diffusion-tensor-mri-shows-progressive-changes-in-the-hippocampus-and-dentate-gyrus-after-status-epilepticus-in-rat-histological-validation-with-fourier-based-analysis
#15
Raimo A Salo, Tuukka Miettinen, Teemu Laitinen, Olli Gröhn, Alejandra Sierra
Imaging markers for monitoring disease progression, recovery, and treatment efficacy are a major unmet need for many neurological diseases, including epilepsy. Recent evidence suggests that diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides high microstructural contrast even outside major white matter tracts. We hypothesized that in vivo DTI could detect progressive microstructural changes in the dentate gyrus and the hippocampal CA3bc in the rat brain after status epilepticus (SE). To test this hypothesis, we induced SE with systemic kainic acid or pilocarpine in adult male Wistar rats and subsequently scanned them using in vivo DTI at five time-points: prior to SE, and 10, 20, 34, and 79 days post SE...
March 4, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267609/the-culicoides-sonorensis-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-1-protein-protects-mammalian-cells-from-apoptosis-induced-by-infection-with-african-horse-sickness-virus-and-bluetongue-virus
#16
Elaine Vermaak, Francois F Maree, Jacques Theron
African horse sickness virus (AHSV) and bluetongue virus (BTV) are arboviruses of the genus Orbivirus that are transmitted to their vertebrate hosts by Culicoides biting midges. These orbiviruses exhibit lytic infection (apoptosis) in mammalian cells, but cause persistent infection with no cytopathic effects in Culicoides sonorensis cells. Although regulation of apoptosis could thus be integral for establishing persistent virus infection in midge cells, nothing is known about the presence and function of apoptosis pathways in Culicoides midges and their derived cell lines...
March 4, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261200/vaccination-with-altered-peptide-ligands-of-a-plasmodium-berghei-circumsporozoite-protein-cd8-t-cell-epitope-a-model-to-generate-t-cells-resistant-to-immune-interference-by-polymorphic-epitopes
#17
Gabriela Minigo, Katie L Flanagan, Robyn M Slattery, Magdalena Plebanski
Many pathogens, including the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, display high levels of polymorphism within T-cell epitope regions of proteins associated with protective immunity. The T-cell epitope variants are often non-cross-reactive. Herein, we show in a murine model, which modifies a protective CD8 T-cell epitope from the circumsporozoite protein (CS) of Plasmodium berghei (SYIPSAEKI), that simultaneous or sequential co-stimulation with two of its putative similarly non-cross-reactive altered peptide ligand (APL) epitopes (SYIPSAEDI or SYIPSAEAI) has radically different effects on immunity...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259404/genetic-and-functional-analysis-of-the-bovine-uterine-microbiota-part-i-metritis-versus-healthy-cows
#18
M L S Bicalho, V S Machado, C H Higgins, F S Lima, R C Bicalho
Metritis is a uterine disease that affects 10 to 30% of all lactating dairy cows and has detrimental effects on reproductive performance, milk production, and survival. Data regarding the identity and abundance of bacterial genes governing traits such as virulence, antibiotic resistance, and stress responses could enable identification of previously unknown agents that play a role in metritis pathogenesis. Moreover, such knowledge could lead to the development of improved treatments or preventive methods. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to characterize the uterine microbial population and to differentiate, for the first time, the microbial functional diversity in cows with metritis versus healthy cows...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258548/backbone-resonance-assignments-of-the-escherichia-coli-62%C3%A2-kda-protein-hsp31
#19
Jihong Kim, Dongwook Choi, Chankyu Park, Kyoung-Seok Ryu
Dimeric Hsp31 protein was first characterized as a holding chaperone of Escherichia coli (E. coli), and has been suggested as having protease activity due to the presence of a potential catalytic triad, Cys185, His186, and Asp214. However, it has recently been reported that Hsp31 displays a relatively strong glyoxalase III activity that can decompose reactive carbonyl species (methylglyoxal and glyoxal) in the absence of additional cofactor. Hsp31 is a representative member of the DJ-1/ThiJ/PfpI protein superfamily, and the importance of DJ-1 protein in Parkinson's disease has been well known...
March 3, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254873/inter-and-intra-observer-agreement-of-fdg-pet-ct-image-interpretation-in-patients-referred-for-assessment-of-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#20
Hiroshi Ohira, Brian Mc Ardle, Robert A deKemp, Pablo B Nery, Daniel Juneau, Jennifer M Renaud, Ran Klein, Owen Clarkin, Karen MacDonald, Eugene Leung, Girish Nair, Rob S B Beanlands, David Birnie
Recent studies have reported the usefulness of (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in aiding with the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). However, the image interpretation of FDG-PET for CS is sometimes challenging. We sought to investigate the inter- and intra-observer agreement and explore factors which lead to important discrepancies between readers. METHODS: We studied consecutive patients with no significant coronary artery disease who were referred for assessment of CS...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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