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Reg proteins

Darryl A Wesener, Amanda Dugan, Laura L Kiessling
Human innate immune lectins that recognize microbial glycans can conduct microbial surveillance and thereby help prevent infection. Structural analysis of soluble lectins has provided invaluable insight into how these proteins recognize their cognate carbohydrate ligands and how this recognition gives rise to biological function. In this opinion, we cover the structural features of lectins that allow them to mediate microbial recognition, highlighting examples from the collectin, Reg protein, galectin, pentraxin, ficolin and intelectin families...
May 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
Ling Li, Dongyu Jia, Rolf Graf, Jiayue Yang
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a major complication of diabetes, and serves as an important cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The role of chronic inflammation in DKD is becoming widely accepted. Pancreatic stone protein/regenerating protein (PSP/reg) is a secretory protein, which is elevated in blood during infected conditions and organ failure. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between serum PSP/reg and DKD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). A total of 120 subjects which includes newly diagnosed T2DM patients, diabetes patients without DKD, DKD patients, as well as healthy controls were enrolled in this study...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
Costanza Giampietro, Maria Chiara Lionetti, Giulio Costantini, Federico Mutti, Stefano Zapperi, Caterina A M La Porta
Intraneural accumulation of misfolded proteins is a common feature of several neurodegenerative pathologies including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and Familial Encephalopathy with Neuroserpin Inclusion Bodies (FENIB). FENIB is a rare disease due to a point mutation in neuroserpin which accelerates protein aggregation in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Here we show that cholesterol depletion induced either by prolonged exposure to statins or by inhibiting the sterol reg-ulatory binding-element protein (SREBP) pathway also enhances aggregation of neuroserpin proteins...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
Priscila Sala, Raquel Susana Torrinhas, Danielle Cristina Fonseca, Steven Heymsfield, Daniel Giannella-Neto, Dan Linetzky Waitzberg
BACKGROUND: Intestinal expression of regenerating pancreatic islet-derived protein-encoding genes (REG) would be enhanced after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and would affect postoperative type 2 diabetes remission (T2Dr). METHODS: Intestinal biopsy samples were collected from 20 adult obese women with T2D before and 3 months after RYGB. Levels of REG expression and the gene encoding its putative receptor (EXTL3) were assessed by microarray and validated by quantitative RT-PCR...
February 17, 2017: Obesity Surgery
Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Aikaterini Pistiki, Maria Theodorakopoulou, Theodora Christodoulopoulou, Georgia Damoraki, Dimitris Goukos, Efrossini Briassouli, Ioanna Dimopoulou, Apostolos Armaganidis, Serafim Nanas, George Briassoulis, Sotirios Tsiodras
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to identify changes in the monocytic membrane marker HLA-DR and heat shock proteins (HSPs) in relation to T-regulatory cells (T-regs) and other immunological marker changes in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or sepsis/septic shock. METHODS: Healthy volunteers, intensive care unit (ICU) patients with SIRS due to head injury and ICU patients with severe sepsis/septic shock were enrolled in the current study...
April 2017: Cytokine
Rebecca Leyland, Amanda Watkins, Kathy Mulgrew, Nicholas Holoweckyj, Lisa Bamber, Natalie J Tigue, Emily Offer, John Andrews, Li Yan, Stefanie Mullins, Michael D Oberst, Jane Coates Ulrichsen, David A Leinster, Kelly A McGlinchey, Lesley Young, Michelle Morrow, Scott A Hammond, Philip R Mallinder, Athula Herath, Ching Ching Leow, Robert W Wilkinson, Ross Stewart
PURPOSE: To generate and characterize a murine GITR ligand fusion protein (mGITRL-FP) designed to maximize valency and the potential to agonize the GITR receptor for cancer immunotherapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The EC50 value of the mGITRL-FP was compared to an anti-GITR antibody in an in vitro agonistic cell based reporter assay. We assessed the impact of dose, schedule and Fc isotype on antitumor activity and T-cell modulation in the CT26 tumor model. The activity of the mGITRL-FP was compared to an agonistic murine OX40L-FP targeting OX40, in CT26 and B16F10-Luc2 tumor models...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Xiao-Lin Wang, Wei-Ping Shi, Hong-Can Shi, Shi-Chun Lu, Kang Wang, Chao Sun, Jian-Sheng He, Wei-Guo Jin, Xiao-Xia Lv, Hui Zou, Yu-Sheng Shu
Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer worldwide. Although TRIM65 is an important protein involved in white matter lesion, the role of TRIM65 in human cancer remains less understood. Here, we reported that TRIM65 was significantly overexpressed in lung cancer tissues compared with adjacent normal lung tissues. Furthermore, TRIM65 expression was closely related to overall survival of patients with lung cancer. Knock down of TRIM65 in two lung cancer cell lines, SPC-A-1 and NCI-H358, resulted in a significant reduction in cell proliferation, migration, invasion and adhesion and a dramatic increase in G0-G1 phase arrest and apoptosis...
December 6, 2016: Oncotarget
Qing Li, Hao Wang, George Zogopoulos, Qin Shao, Kun Dong, Fudong Lv, Karam Nwilati, Xian-Yong Gui, Adeline Cuggia, Jun-Li Liu, Zu-Hua Gao
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly aggressive malignant tumor. Acinar-to-ductal metaplasia (ADM) and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) are both precursor lesions that lead to the development of PDAC. Reg family proteins (Reg1A, 1B, 3A/G, 4) are a group of calcium-dependent lectins that promote islet growth in response to inflammation and/or injuries. The aim of this study was to establish a role for Reg proteins in the development of PDAC and their clinical value as biomarkers. We found that Reg1A and Reg3A/G were highly expressed in the ADM tissues by immunohistochemistry...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Chen Luo, Lu-Ting Yu, Meng-Qi Yang, Xiang Li, Zhi-Yuan Zhang, Martin O Alfred, Jun-Li Liu, Min Wang
Regenerating genes (Reg) have been found during the search for factors involved in pancreatic islet regeneration. Our recent study discovered that pancreatic β-cell-specific overexpression of Reg3β protects against streptozotocin (Stz) -induced diabetes in mice. To investigate its potential roles in the treatment of diabetes, we produced a recombinant Reg3β protein and provided evidence that it is active in promoting islet β-cell survival against Stz- triggered cell death. Though ineffective in alleviating preexisting diabetes, pretreatment of recombinant Reg3β was capable of minimizing the Stz-induced hyperglycemia and weight loss, by preserving serum and pancreatic insulin levels, and islet β-cell mass...
October 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
Ke-Wei Tian, Fan Zhang, Hong Jiang, Beibei Wang, Shu Han
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system (CNS), and results in CNS inflammation and damage to myelin. In this study, we examined the possible synergistic effects of C16, angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and regeneration gene protein 2 (Reg-2) in alleviating inflammation in an acute experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. We employed multiple histological, morphological and iconographic assays to examine the effect of those drugs on disease onset, clinical scores and behavioral deficits...
January 2017: Journal of Anatomy
Chakravarthi Chintalapati, Thorsten Keller, Thomas D Mueller, Valentin Gorboulev, Nadine Schäfer, Ilona Zilkowski, Maike Veyhl-Wichmann, Dietmar Geiger, Jürgen Groll, Hermann Koepsell
Na(+)-d-glucose cotransporter 1 (SGLT1) is rate-limiting for glucose absorption in the small intestine. Shortly after intake of glucose-rich food, SGLT1 abundance in the luminal membrane of the small intestine is increased. This upregulation occurs via glucose-induced acceleration of the release of SGLT1-containing vesicles from the trans-Golgi network (TGN), which is regulated by a domain of protein RS1 (RSC1A1) named RS1-Reg. Dependent on phosphorylation, RS1-Reg blocks release of vesicles containing SGLT1 or concentrative nucleoside transporter 1...
November 2016: Molecular Pharmacology
G Pellegrini, G Rasperini, G Pagni, W V Giannobile, S Milani, F Musto, C Dellavia
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Within the same surgical procedure, a great variability on achievement of clinical outcomes exists and may be associated to different molecular factors related to tissue healing. The aim of the present study was to assess the distribution of clinical success separately in regenerative therapy (REG) and open flap debridement (OFD) to evaluate if factors related with healing of epithelium, connective tissue and bone may be associated to the clinical outcome within each surgical procedure...
June 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
Gláucia Sabrine de Oliveira Moraes, Evaristo Jorge Oliveira de Souza, Antonia Sherlânea Chaves Véras, Marina de Paula Almeida, Márcio Vieira da Cunha, Thaysa Rodrigues Torres, Camila Sousa da Silva, Gerfesson Felipe Cavalcanti Pereira
The objective of the present study to assess the effects of mesquite pod addition replacing corn (0, 250, 500, 750, and 1000 g/kg in the dry matter basis) on nutrient intake, animal performance, feeding behavior, nutrient digestibility, nitrogen balance, and microbial protein synthesis. Twenty-five Holstein-Zebu crossbred dairy steers at 219 ± 22 kg initial body weight and 18 months of age were used. The experiment lasted 84 days, divided into three periods of 28 days. A completely randomized design was used, and data were submitted to analysis using PROC GLM for analysis of variance and PROC REG for regression analysis using the software Statistical Analysis Systems version 9...
October 2016: Tropical Animal Health and Production
L F Prados, D Zanetti, P M Amaral, L D S Mariz, D F T Sathler, S C Valadares Filho, F F Silva, B C Silva, M C Pacheco, H M Alhadas, M L Chizzotti
It is expensive and laborious to evaluate carcass composition in beef cattle. The objective of this study was to evaluate a method to predict the 9th to 11th rib section (rib) composition through empirical equations using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry is a validated method used to describe tissue composition in humans and other animals, but few studies have evaluated this technique in beef cattle, and especially in the Zebu genotype. A total of 116 rib were used to evaluate published prediction equations for rib composition and to develop new regression models using a cross-validation procedure...
June 2016: Journal of Animal Science
Xiaoquan Xiong, Qing Li, Wei Cui, Zu-Hua Gao, Jun-Li Liu
Reg family proteins have long been implicated in islet β-cell proliferation, survival, and regeneration. In our previous study, we reported that Reg3β overexpression did not increase islet growth but prevented streptozotocin-induced islet damage by inducing specific genes. In order to explore its role in type 2 diabetes (T2D), we established high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity and diabetes in RIP-I/Reg3β mice. Glucose and insulin tolerance tests, immunofluorescence for insulin, eIF2α, and GLUT2 in islets, Western blots on phosphorylated AMPKα and hepatic histology were performed...
November 2016: Endocrine
Hong Jiang, Ke-Wei Tian, Fan Zhang, Beibei Wang, Shu Han
Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), originally described as a neurocytokine that could support the survival of neurons, has been recently found to alleviate demyelination, prevent axon loss, and improve functional recovery in a rat model of acute experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). However, poor penetration into the brain parenchyma and unfavorable side effects limit the utility of CNTF. Here, we evaluated the therapeutic potential of a protein downstream of CNTF, regeneration gene protein 2 (Reg-2)...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
Parveen K Sharma, Jilagamazhi Fu, Victor Spicer, Oleg V Krokhin, Nazim Cicek, Richard Sparling, David B Levin
Synthesis of poly-[3-hydroxybutyrate] (PHB) by Cupriavidus necator H16 in batch cultures was evaluated using three biodiesel-derived by-products as the sole carbon sources: waste glycerol (REG-80, refined to 80 % purity with negligible free fatty acids); glycerol bottom (REG-GB, with up to 65 % glycerol and 35 % free fatty acids), and free fatty acids (REG-FFA, with up to 75 % FFA and no glycerol). All the three substrates supported growth and PHB production by C. necator, with polymer accumulation ranging from 9 to 84 % cell dry weight (cdw), depending on the carbon source...
December 2016: AMB Express
C L Ehlers, I R Gizer, C Bizon, W Slutske, Q Peng, N J Schork, K C Wilhelmsen
Impulsivity is a multi-faceted construct that, while characterized by a set of correlated dimensions, is centered around a core definition that involves acting suddenly in an unplanned manner without consideration for the consequences of such behavior. Several psychiatric disorders include impulsivity as a criterion, and thus it has been suggested that it may link a number of different behavioral disorders, including substance abuse. Native Americans (NA) experience some of the highest rates of substance abuse of all the US ethnic groups...
July 2016: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
Helal F Hetta, Mohamed A Mekky, Nasr K Khalil, Wegdan A Mohamed, Mohamed A El-Feky, Shabaan H Ahmed, Enas A Daef, Ahmed Medhat, Mahmoud I Nassar, Kenneth E Sherman, Mohamed Tarek M Shata
Extra-hepatic compartments might contribute to hepatitis C virus (HCV) persistence and extra-hepatic manifestations. Therefore, we investigated HCV infection in colonic tissue in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and its relationship with HCV pathogenesis. Colonic biopsies were collected from three groups with CHC infection: treatment naïve (TN; n=12), non-responders (NR; n=10) to anti-HCV therapy (pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin) and sustained virologic response (SVR; n=10) and from a fourth healthy control group (n=10)...
August 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Sen Yagi, Masanori Abe, Masakatsu Yamashita, Kenichirou Mori, Hirofumi Yamanishi, Eiji Arimitsu, Yasunori Yamamoto, Eiji Takeshita, Yoshio Ikeda, Yoichi Hiasa
BACKGROUND: Carbonic anhydrase I (CA I), a major cecal bacterial antigen, improves inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms in a murine model. The aim of this study was to identify the responsible epitope region within the CA I protein and evaluate its effect on inflammation using a murine IBD model. METHODS: Candidate peptides within the CA I protein sequence that interact with major histocompatibility complex class II were chosen and their immune responses were evaluated using mesentery lymph nodes (MLNs) from a CD4CD25 T-cell transfer murine colitis model...
August 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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