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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733353/use-of-proteomics-to-investigate-kidney-function-decline-over-5-years
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Axel C Carlsson, Erik Ingelsson, Johan Sundström, Juan Jesus Carrero, Stefan Gustafsson, Tobias Feldreich, Markus Stenemo, Anders Larsson, Lars Lind, Johan Ärnlöv
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Using a discovery/replication approach, we investigated associations between a multiplex panel of 80 circulating proteins associated with cardiovascular pathology or inflammation, and eGFR decline per year and CKD incidence. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We used two cohorts, the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors Study (PIVUS; n=687, mean age of 70 years, 51% women) and the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men (ULSAM; n=360 men, mean age of 78 years), with 5-year follow-up data on eGFR...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691579/lipoxin-a4-suppresses-estrogen-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-alxr-dependent-manner-in-endometriosis
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Rong-Feng Wu, Zhi-Xiong Huang, Jing Ran, Song-Juan Dai, Dian-Chao Lin, Tai-Wei Ng, Qing-Xi Chen, Qiong-Hua Chen
OBJECTIVE: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is essential for embryogenesis, fibrosis, and tumor metastasis. Aberrant EMT phenomenon has been reported in endometriotic tissues of patients with endometriosis (EM). In this study, we further investigated the molecular mechanism of which lipoxin A4 (LXA4) suppresses estrogen (E2)-induced EMT in EM. STUDY DESIGN: The EMT markers were analyzed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blot in eutopic endometrial epithelial cells (EECs) or investigated by immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR in endometriotic lesion of EM mice...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687195/%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-elicits-itch-related-responses-in-mice-through-the-direct-activation-of-primary-afferent-neurons-expressing-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1
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Tsugunobu Andoh, Takahito Maki, Sikai Li, Daisuke Uta
Uremic pruritus is an unpleasant symptom in patients undergoing hemodialysis, and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. β2-Microglobulin (β2-MG) is well-known as an MHC class I molecule and its level is increased in the plasma of patients undergoing hemodialysis. In this study, we investigated whether β2-MG was a pruritogen in mice. Intradermal injections of β2-MG into the rostral back induced scratching in a dose-dependent manner. Intradermal injection of β2-MG into the cheek also elicited scratching, but not wiping...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662718/thrombin-induced-tnfr-dependent-mir-181c-downregulation-promotes-mll1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-target-gene-expression-in-human-microglia
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Min Yin, Zhiying Chen, Yetong Ouyang, Huiyan Zhang, Zhigang Wan, Han Wang, Wei Wu, Xiaoping Yin
BACKGROUND: Controlling thrombin-driven microglial activation may serve as a therapeutic target for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Here, we investigated microRNA (miRNA)-based regulation of thrombin-driven microglial activation using an in vitro thrombin toxicity model applied to primary human microglia. METHODS: A miRNA array identified 22 differential miRNA candidates. Quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) identified miR-181c as the most significantly downregulated miRNA...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643288/inhibitory-effect-of-fsllry-nh2-on-inflammatory-responses-induced-by-hydrogen-peroxide-in-hepg2-cells
#5
Yeon Joo Lee, Su Jin Kim, Kyoung Wan Kwon, Won Mo Lee, Wi Joon Im, Uy Dong Sohn
Proteinase activated receptor 2 (PAR2), which is localized in the GI tract, the respiratory system, and the kidney tubules is a G protein-coupled receptor associated with inflammation, metabolism, and disease. The aim of this study was to explore the role of PAR2 in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced HepG2 cells by using FSLLRY-NH2 a PAR2 antagonist. H2O2 treatment resulted in induction of PAR2 in esophageal, gastric, and liver cells, with the most robust response being in HepG2 cells. Furthermore, this effect was dose-dependent in HepG2 cells...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631819/protective-effects-of-tannic-acid-on-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-underlying-mechanisms-in-rats
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Li Chu, Pinya Li, Tao Song, Xue Han, Xuan Zhang, Qiongtao Song, Tao Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Jianping Zhang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the cardioprotective effects and latent mechanism of tannic acid (TA) on cardiac hypertrophy. METHODS: Abdominal aortic banding (AAB) was used to induce pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy in male Wistar rats, sham-operated rats served as controls. AAB rats were treated with TA (20 and 40 mg/kg) or captoril. KEY FINDINGS: Abdominal aortic banding rats that received TA showed ameliorated pathological changes in cardiac morphology and coefficients, decreased cardiac hypertrophy and apoptosis, a reduction in over expressions of angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1 R), angiotensin type 2 receptor (AT2 R), phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) mRNA, and modified expression of matrix metal proteinase-9 (MMP-9) mRNA in AAB rat hearts...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613153/precision-in-the-design-of-an-experimental-study-deflects-the-significance-of-proteinase-activated-receptor-2-expression-in-scrapie-inoculated-mice
#7
Zdenka Hanusova, Tibor Mosko, Radoslav Matej, Karel Holada
Proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) is suspected to modulate the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative conditions. We previously described delayed onset of clinical symptoms and prolonged survival of PAR2-deficient mice after intracerebral inoculation with prions. Here we report the results from a refined blinded study that aimed to investigate the effects of PAR2 deletion on scrapie pathogenesis after peripheral infection. This study failed to confirm that PAR2 deficiency impacts on the length of the incubation period, with PAR2-/- and PAR2+/+ littermates developing scrapie at the same time...
June 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600123/multifunctional-and-redundant-roles-of-leptospira-interrogans-proteins-in-bacterial-adhesion-and-fibrin-clotting-inhibition
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Priscila R M Pereira, Luis G V Fernandes, Gisele O de Souza, Silvio A Vasconcellos, Marcos B Heinemann, Eliete C Romero, Ana L T O Nascimento
Pathogenic Leptopira is the etiological agent of leptospirosis, the most widespread zoonotic infection in the world. The disease represents a major public health problem, especially in tropical countries. The present work focused on two hypothetical proteins of unknown function, encoded by the genes LIC13059 and LIC10879, and predicted to be surface-exposed proteins. The genes were cloned and the proteins expressed using E. coli as a host system. We report that the recombinant proteins interacted with extracellular matrix (ECM) laminin, in a dose-dependent fashion and are novel potential adhesins...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586781/house-dust-mites-induce-production-of-endothelin-1-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-keratinocytes-via-proteinase-activated-receptor-2-activation
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Yoshihito Yamada, Tatsumi Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by skin barrier dysfunction and abnormal immune response. House dust mites (HDM) are a major source of allergens, some of which have cysteine and serine protease activities. Keratinocytes stimulated by HDM-derived proteases have been suggested to contribute to the pathogenesis of AD by producing various cytokines. However, whether keratinocytes contribute to the induction of pruritus in AD, especially by producing pruritus-related mediators upon stimulation with HDM-derived proteases, has not been fully elucidated...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577299/upa-upar-system-activation-drives-a-glycolytic-phenotype-in-melanoma-cells
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Anna Laurenzana, Anastasia Chillà, Cristina Luciani, Silvia Peppicelli, Alessio Biagioni, Francesca Bianchini, Elena Tenedini, Eugenio Torre, Alessandra Mocali, Lido Calorini, Francesca Margheri, Gabriella Fibbi, Mario Del Rosso
In this manuscript, we show the involvement of the uPA/uPAR system in the regulation of aerobic glycolysis of melanoma cells. uPAR over-expression in human melanoma cells controls an invasive and glycolytic phenotype in normoxic conditions. uPAR down-regulation by siRNA or its uncoupling from integrins, and hence from integrin-linked tyrosine kinase receptors (IL-TKRs), by an antagonist peptide induced a striking inhibition of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR/HIF1α pathway, resulting into impairment of glucose uptake, decrease of several glycolytic enzymes and of PKM2, a checkpoint that controls metabolism of cancer cells...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546218/adamts5-deficiency-in-calcified-aortic-valves-is-associated-with-elevated-pro-osteogenic-activity-in-valvular-interstitial-cells
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Fei Li, Rui Song, Lihua Ao, T Brett Reece, Joseph C Cleveland, Nianguo Dong, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
OBJECTIVE: Extracellular matrix proteinases are implicated in the pathogenesis of calcific aortic valve disease. The ADAMTS5 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 5) enzyme is secreted, matrix-associated metalloendopeptidase, capable of degrading extracellular matrix proteins, particularly matrilin 2. We sought to determine the role of the ADAMTS5/matrilin 2 axis in mediating the phenotype transition of valvular interstitial cells (VICs) associated with calcific aortic valve disease...
July 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503577/the-role-of-proteinase-activated-receptors-1-and-2-in-the-regulation-of-periodontal-tissue-metabolism-and-disease
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REVIEW
E S Rovai, M Holzhausen
Proteinase-activated receptors 1 (PAR1) and 2 (PAR2) are the most highly expressed members of the PAR family in the periodontium. These receptors regulate periodontal inflammatory and repair processes through their activation by endogenous and bacterial enzymes. PAR1 is expressed by the periodontal cells such as human gingival fibroblasts, gingival epithelial cells, periodontal ligament cells, osteoblasts, and monocytic cells and can be activated by thrombin, matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP-1), MMP-13, fibrin, and gingipains from Porphyromonas gingivalis...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485540/proteinase-activated-receptor-2-modulates-ve-cadherin-expression-to-affect-human-vascular-endothelial-barrier-function
#13
Rui Zhang, Jianjun Ge
Published data indicate that the protease-activated receptor (PAR) 2 is involved in the pathogenesis of some cardiovascular diseases; the underlying mechanism is to be further investigated. Ve-cadherin is a critical molecule in maintaining the endothelial barrier integrity. This study aims to investigate the role of PAR2 activation in compromising the cardiac endothelial barrier function. In this study, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (Huvec cells) were cultured into monolayers using as an in vitro model of barrier function...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469640/tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-is-a-homeostatic-regulator-of-synaptic-function-in-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Valerie Jeanneret, Manuel Yepes
Membrane depolarization induces the release of the serine proteinase tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) from the presynaptic terminal of cerebral cortical neurons. Once in the synaptic cleft this tPA promotes the exocytosis and subsequent endocytic retrieval of glutamate-containing synaptic vesicles, and regulates the postsynaptic response to the presynaptic release of glutamate. Indeed, tPA has a bidirectional effect on the composition of the postsynaptic density (PSD) that does not require plasmin generation or the presynaptic release of glutamate, but varies according to the baseline level of neuronal activity...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464560/matriptase-induction-of-metalloproteinase-dependent-aggrecanolysis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-promotion-of-osteoarthritic-cartilage-damage-by-multiple-mechanisms
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David J Wilkinson, Angela Habgood, Heather K Lamb, Paul Thompson, Alastair R Hawkins, Antoine Désilets, Richard Leduc, Torsten Steinmetzer, Maya Hammami, Melody S Lee, Charles S Craik, Sharon Watson, Hua Lin, Jennifer M Milner, Andrew D Rowan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of matriptase, a type II transmembrane serine proteinase, to promote aggrecan loss from the cartilage of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and to determine whether its inhibition can prevent aggrecan loss and cartilage damage in experimental OA. METHODS: Aggrecan release from human OA cartilage explants and human stem cell-derived cartilage discs was evaluated, and cartilage-conditioned media were used for Western blotting. Gene expression was analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
May 2, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428279/interaction-between-tumor-cell-surface-receptor-rage-and-proteinase-3-mediates-prostate-cancer-metastasis-to-bone
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Mikhail G Kolonin, Anna Sergeeva, Daniela I Staquicini, Tracey L Smith, Christy A Tarleton, Jeffrey J Molldrem, Richard L Sidman, Serena Marchiò, Renata Pasqualini, Wadih Arap
Human prostate cancer often metastasizes to bone, but the biological basis for such site-specific tropism remains largely unresolved. Recent work led us to hypothesize that this tropism may reflect pathogenic interactions between RAGE, a cell surface receptor expressed on malignant cells in advanced prostate cancer, and proteinase 3 (PR3), a serine protease present in inflammatory neutrophils and hematopoietic cells within the bone marrow microenvironment. In this study, we establish that RAGE-PR3 interaction mediates homing of prostate cancer cells to the bone marrow...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413507/anaphylactic-shock-caused-by-haemocoagulase-injection-in-china
#17
Haiwei Yang, Liming Yang, De-Wang Wang, Ji-Fu Wei, Shaoheng He
Haemocoagulase injection is a mixture of purified enzymes isolated from the venom of Bothrops atrox, which is used for the prevention and treatment of haemorrhage. It is a relatively safe pharmacological agent that does not require a skin test prior to administration. However, following a literature search, 14 reported cases of anaphylactic shock caused by haemocoagulase injection were identified, including one lethal case in China. Using SDS-PAGE and protein identification, four primary components in haemocoagulase injection were characterized, including one metalloproteinase, which may be a thromboplastin-like enzyme, and two serine proteinases, which may be thrombin-like enzymes...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412351/effect-of-apoa4-on-serpina3-mediated-by-nuclear-receptors-nr4a1-and-nr1d1-in-hepatocytes
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Yupeng Zhang, Jing He, Jing Zhao, Min Xu, Danwen Lou, Patrick Tso, Zongfang Li, Xiaoming Li
ApoA4 exerts anti-inflammatory effects, but the mechanism remains unclear. SERPINA3 is a member of the serine proteinase inhibitor gene family, and has been shown to be involved in anti-inflammation and associated with a number of human diseases. In this study, we revealed that ApoA4 stimulates the gene expression of SERPINA3 in mouse hepatocytes both in vivo and in vitro, in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The transcriptional response of SERPINA3 to ApoA4 is regulated through the binding of ApoA4 with nuclear receptors NR4A1 and NR1D1 on the SERPINA3 promoter, which was verified with ChIP, Luciferase activity assay and RNA interference-mediated NR4A1 or NR1D1 gene knockdown...
May 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364809/influence-of-ephestia-kuehniella-stage-larvae-on-the-potency-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry1aa-delta-endotoxin
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Nouha Abdelmalek, Sameh Sellami, Mireille Kallassy-Awad, Molka Feki Tounsi, Abdelkrim Mebarkia, Slim Tounsi, Souad Rouis
The economically important crop pest Ephestia kuehniella was tested at two stages of larval development for susceptibility to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Aa toxin. Bioassays showed that toxicity decreased during the development of larvae stage. In fact, Cry1Aa toxins from BNS3-Cry(-) (pHT-cry1Aa) showed low toxicity against the first-instar larvae (L1) with a LC50 value of about 421.02μg/g of diet and was not toxic against the fifth-instar (L5), comparing to the BLB1 toxins used as positive control which represent a LC50 value of about 56...
April 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329136/chronic-resveratrol-treatment-inhibits-mrc5-fibroblast-sasp-related-protumoral-effects-on-melanoma-cells
#20
Beatrice Menicacci, Anna Laurenzana, Anastasia Chillà, Francesca Margheri, Silvia Peppicelli, Elisabetta Tanganelli, Gabriella Fibbi, Lisa Giovannelli, Mario Del Rosso, Alessandra Mocali
Cellular senescence is related to organismal aging and is observed after DNA damaging cancer therapies, that induce tumor-suppressive modifications, but it is characterized by a strong increase in secreted factors, termed the "senescence-associated secretory phenotype" (SASP). Particularly, SASP from stroma senescent fibroblasts creates a cancer-favoring microenvironment, providing targets for anti-cancer interventions. In the present article, chronic treatment (5 weeks) with 5 µM resveratrol has been used to modulate senescence-related protumoral features of MRC5 fibroblasts, reducing SASP-related interleukins IL1α, IL1β, IL6, and IL8; transforming-growth-factor-β (TGFβ); matrix metallo-proteinases MMP3 and MMP2; urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA); receptor proteins uPAR, IL6R, insulin growth factor receptor-1 (IGF-1R), TGFβ-R2, and CXCR4...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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