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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341923/purification-chitooligosaccharide-binding-properties-and-thermal-stability-of-cia24-a-new-pp2-like-phloem-exudate-lectin-from-ivy-gourd-coccinia-indica
#1
Kishore Babu Bobbili, Debparna Datta, Saradamoni Mondal, Sirilatha Polepalli, Michael Mormann, Musti J Swamy
PP2-like chitin binding phloem exudate lectins, abundant in the sieve tube of cucurbits, have been implicated to play key roles in wound sealing and antipathogenic responses of the plant. Here we report the affinity purification, macromolecular characterization and carbohydrate binding properties of a new chitooligosaccharide-specific lectin from the phloem exudate of ivy gourds (Coccinia indica). The protein, CIA24, has a subunit mass of 24 kDa. Partial sequence analysis indicated that CIA24 exhibits high homology with CIA17 and other Cucurbitaceae PP2 proteins whereas CD spectroscopic studies suggested that β-sheets constitute the predominant secondary structure...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304860/role-and-regulation-of-abelson-tyrosine-kinase-in-crk-associated-substrate-profilin-1-interaction-and-airway-smooth-muscle-contraction
#2
Yinna Wang, Alyssa C Rezey, Ruping Wang, Dale D Tang
BACKGROUND: Airway smooth muscle contraction is critical for maintenance of appropriate airway tone, and has been implicated in asthma pathogenesis. Smooth muscle contraction requires an "engine" (myosin activation) and a "transmission system" (actin cytoskeletal remodeling). However, the mechanisms that control actin remodeling in smooth muscle are not fully elucidated. The adapter protein Crk-associated substrate (CAS) regulates actin dynamics and the contraction in smooth muscle. In addition, profilin-1 (Pfn-1) and Abelson tyrosine kinase (c-Abl) are also involved in smooth muscle contraction...
January 5, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301501/inhibition-of-neddylation-facilitates-cell-migration-through-enhanced-phosphorylation-of-caveolin-1-in-pc3-and-u373mg-cells
#3
Sung Yeon Park, Jong-Wan Park, Gun-Woo Lee, Lan Li, Yang-Sook Chun
BACKGROUND: Protein neddylation is a post-translational modification by a covalent conjugation with the neural precursor cell expressed, developmentally downregulated 8 (NEDD8). Although this process has been reported to participate in diverse cellular signaling, little is known about its role in cancer cell migration. Given a recent proteomics report showing that NEDD8 is downregulated in prostate cancer tissues versus normal prostate tissues, we tested the possibility that neddylation plays a role in cancer evolution, and then tried to identify target proteins of the neddylation...
January 5, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192254/effect-of-src-kinase-inhibition-on-cytochrome-c-smac-diablo-and-apoptosis-inducing-factor-aif-following-cerebral-hypoxia-ischemia-in-newborn-piglets
#4
Panagiotis Kratimenos, Ioannis Koutroulis, Beamon Agarwal, Stamatios Theocharis, Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos
We have previously shown that cerebral Hypoxia-ischemia (HI) results in activation of Src kinase in the newborn piglet brain. We investigated the regulatory mechanism by which the pre-apoptotic proteins translocate from mitochondria to the cytosol during HI through the Src kinase. Newborn piglets were divided into 3 groups (n = 5/group): normoxic (Nx), HI and HI pre-treated with Src kinase inhibitor PP2 (PP2 + HI). Brain tissue HI was verified by neuropathological analysis and by Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) and Phosphocreatine (PCr) levels...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187825/rhynchophylline-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-via-src-pi3k-akt-enos-cascade-in-the-cultured-intrarenal-arteries-of-spontaneous-hypertensive-rats
#5
Hui-Feng Hao, Li-Mei Liu, Chun-Shui Pan, Chuan-She Wang, Yuan-Sheng Gao, Jing-Yu Fan, Jing-Yan Han
Objectives: To examine the protective effect of Rhynchophylline (Rhy) on vascular endothelial function in spontaneous hypertensive rats (SHRs) and the underlying mechanism. Methods: Intrarenal arteries of SHRs and Wistar rats were suspended in myograph for force measurement. Expression and phosphorylation of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS), Akt, and Src kinase (Src) were examined by Western blotting. NO production was assayed by ELISA. Results: Rhy time- and concentration-dependently improved endothelium-dependent relaxation in the renal arteries from SHRs, but had no effect on endothelium-independent relaxation in SHR renal arteries...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183804/modulation-of-nnosser852-phosphorylation-and-translocation-by-pka-pp1-pathway-in-endothelial-cells
#6
Juliana M Navia-Pelaez, Gianne P Campos-Mota, Jessica C Araujo-Souza, Nikos Stergiopulos, Luciano S A Capettini
Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is now considered an important player in vascular function. It has a protective role in atherosclerosis and hypertension. However, despite its importance, little is known about the mechanisms that regulate its activity in vascular cells. Here we explore the mechanisms by which nNOS is activated in endothelium. We evaluated aorta relaxation response and phosphorylation of nNOS during protein phosphatases 1 and 2 (PP1 and PP2) inhibition, in eNOS silenced mice. PP1 translocation and interaction between the nuclear inhibitor of PP1 (NIPP1) and PP1 was evaluated in endothelial EA...
November 25, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141923/src-family-kinase-inhibitors-blunt-the-pacap-induced-pac1-receptor-endocytosis-phosphorylation-of-erk-and-increase-in-cardiac-neuron-excitability
#7
John D Tompkins, Todd A Clason, Thomas R Buttolph, Beatrice M Girard, Anne K Linden, Jean C Hardwick, Laura A Merriam, Victor May, Rodney L Parsons
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP, Adcyap1) activation of PAC1 receptors (Adcyap1r1) significantly increases excitability of guinea pig cardiac neurons. This modulation of excitability is mediated in part by plasma membrane G protein-dependent activation of adenylyl cyclase and downstream signaling cascades. However, additional mechanisms responsible for the enhanced excitability are activated following internalization of the PAC1 receptor and endosomal signaling. Src family kinases play critical roles mediating endocytosis of many trophic factor and G-protein coupled receptors...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130514/involvement-of-src-signaling-in-the-synergistic-effect-between-cisplatin-and-digoxin-on-cancer-cell-viability
#8
Duane Gischewski Pereira, Mariana Alves Resende Salgado, Sayonarah Carvalho Rocha, Hérica L Santos, José Augusto Fp Villar, Ruben G Contreras, Carlos Frederico Leite Fontes, Leandro Augusto Barbosa, Vanessa Faria Cortes
Cisplatin and other platinum-containing drugs have played a crucial role in anticancer treatments for over 30 years. However, treatment with cisplatin may cause serious side effects, such as myelosuppression, nausea, ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity and cell resistance processes. In addition, cardiotonic steroids, particularly digoxin, have recently been suggested to exert potent anticancer effects. Therefore, it is possible that the combined treatment of HeLa cells with cisplatin and digoxin can ameliorate the cytotoxic effects and decrease the side effects of cisplatin...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126937/coccinia-indica-agglutinin-a-17kda-pp2-like-phloem-lectin-affinity-purification-primary-structure-and-formation-of-self-assembled-filaments
#9
Kishore Babu Bobbili, Gottfried Pohlentz, Akkaladevi Narahari, Kaushal Sharma, A Surolia, Michael Mormann, Musti J Swamy
Phloem protein-2 (PP2) is an abundant soluble protein in the sieve elements in plants. Its lectin property was reported in various species. The primary structure of PP2 from Coccinia indica (Coccinia indica agglutinin, CIA17), determined by mass spectrometry, shows extensive homology with PP2 super family phloem lectins. Analysis of mass spectrometric data indicated the presence of 16 potential allelic variants of CIA17 with insignificant divergence in the primary structure. The primary structure contains an intramolecular disulfide bridge between Cys-34 and Cys-51, which is conserved across various cucurbit species and hence likely to be important for carbohydrate binding...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124352/brain-waves-from-an-isolated-cortex-contribution-of-the-anterior-insula-to-cognitive-functions
#10
Rinaldo Livio Perri, Marika Berchicci, Valentina Bianco, Donatella Spinelli, Francesco Di Russo
Using two independent electrical neuroimaging techniques (BESA and sLORETA), we tested a fMRI-seeded source modeling indicating that in visual discriminative tasks the anterior insula (aIns) participates in the generation of three prefrontal ERP components: the pN1 (at 115 ms), the pP1 (at 170 ms), and the pP2 (at 300 ms). This latter component represented the focus of the present study. Results showed that the pP2 had different activation profiles across hemispheres. The left aIns activity peaked at 420 ms (30 ms before the response) for both Go and No-go trials, that is independently from the ultimate choice (response or inhibition)...
November 9, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097117/dasatinib-synergizes-with-atra-to-trigger-granulocytic-differentiation-in-atra-resistant-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cell-lines-via-lyn-inhibition-mediated-activation-of-raf-1-mek-erk
#11
Ming Ding, Xiang-Qin Weng, Yan Sheng, Jing Wu, Cui Liang, Xun Cai
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) resistance has been a critical problem in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) relapsed patients. In this study, dasatinib synergized with ATRA to trigger differentiation in ATRA-resistant APL cell lines. The combined treatment activated RAF-1, MEK and ERK as well as enhanced ATRA-promoted up-regulation of the protein level of PU.1, C/EBPβ and C/EBPε. U0126 (MEK specific inhibitor) and sorafenib tosylate (RAF-1 specific inhibitor) suppressed the combined treatment-induced differentiation, ERK phosphorylation and the up-regulation of C/EBPs and PU...
October 30, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071730/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-enhances-rho-kinase-activity-and-contraction-in-airway-smooth-muscle-via-the-nucleotide-exchange-factor-arhgef1
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Yasin Shaifta, Charles E MacKay, Nneka Irechukwu, Katie A O'Brien, David B Wright, Jeremy P T Ward, Greg A Knock
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), RhoA/Rho-kinase and Src-family kinases (SrcFK) have independently been implicated in airway hyper-responsiveness, but how they interact in order to regulate airway smooth muscle contractility is not fully understood. We found that TGF-β pre-treatment enhanced acute contractile responses to bradykinin (BK) in isolated rat bronchioles, and inhibitors of RhoGEFs (Y16) and Rho-kinase (Y27632), but not the SrcFK inhibitor PP2 prevented this enhancement. In cultured human airway smooth muscle cells (hASMC), TGF-β pre-treatment enhanced the protein expression of the Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor ARHGEF1, MLC20 , MYPT-1 and the actin-severing protein cofilin, but not of RhoA, ROCK2 or c-Src...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052277/src-promotes-egf-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-migration-in-gastric-cancer-cells-by-upregulating-zeb1-and-zeb2-through-akt
#13
Lei Zhao, Xin Li, Na Song, Aodi Li, Kezuo Hou, Xiujuan Qu, Xiaofang Che, Yunpeng Liu
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays important roles in the migration, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. However, the role of Src in epidermal growth factor (EGF)-induced EMT and migration in gastric cancer cells remains to be clarified. In the current study, the effect of Src on EGF-stimulated EMT and migration was explored in gastric cancer cells. EGF induced EMT in gastric cancer cells and increased their migratory ability, which was accompanied by the phosphorylation of Src. PP2, the Src inhibitor, markedly suppressed EGF-mediated EMT and migration in gastric cancer cells...
October 20, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024930/effect-of-concurrent-src-kinase-inhibition-with-short-duration-hypothermia-on-ca2-calmodulin-kinase-iv-activity-and-neuropathology-after-hypoxia-ischemia-in-the-newborn-swine-brain
#14
Panagiotis Kratimenos, Ioannis Koutroulis, Amit Jain, Shadi Malaeb, Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia-ischemia (HI) results in increased activation of Ca2+/calmodulin kinase IV (CaM kinase IV) mediated by Src kinase. Therapeutic hypothermia ameliorates neuronal injury in the newborn. HYPOTHESIS: Inhibition of Src kinase concurrently with hypothermia further attenuates the hypoxia-induced increased activation of CaM kinase IV compared with hypothermia alone. DESIGN/METHODS: Ventilated piglets were exposed to HI, received saline or a selective Src kinase inhibitor (PP2), and were cooled to 33°C...
October 13, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994806/solubility-of-hydrophobic-compounds-in-aqueous-solution-using-combinations-of-self-assembling-peptide-and-amino-acid
#15
Shaun Pacheco, Shan-Yu Fung, Mingyao Liu
Self-assembling peptides (SAPs) are promising vehicles for the delivery of hydrophobic therapeutics for clinical applications; their amphipathic properties allow them to dissolve hydrophobic compounds in the aqueous environment of the human body. However, self-assembling peptide solutions have poor blood compatibility (e.g., low osmolarity), hindering their clinical application through intravenous administrations. We have recently developed a generalized platform for hydrophobic drug delivery, which combines SAPs with amino acid solutions (SAP-AA) to enhance drug solubility and increase formulation osmolarity to reach the requirements for clinical uses...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993142/ghrelin-upregulates-the-phosphorylation-of-the-glun2b-subunit-of-the-nmda-receptor-by-activating-ghsr1a-and-fyn-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#16
Liza Berrout, Masako Isokawa
Ghrelin and its receptor GHSR1a have been shown to exert numerous physiological functions in the brain, in addition to the well-established orexigenic role in the hypothalamus. Earlier work indicated that ghrelin stimulated the phosphorylation of the GluN1 subunit of the NMDA receptor (NMDAR) and enhanced synaptic transmission in the hippocampus. In the present study, we report that the exogenous application of ghrelin increased GluN2B phosphorylation. This increase was independent of GluN2B subunit activity or NMDAR channel activity...
October 6, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952414/src-family-kinases-activation-in-spinal-microglia-contributes-to-central-sensitization-and-chronic-pain-after-lumbar-disc-herniation
#17
Yangliang Huang, Yongyong Li, Xiongxiong Zhong, Yuming Hu, Pan Liu, Yuanshu Zhao, Zhen Deng, Xianguo Liu, Shaoyu Liu, Yi Zhong
Background Lumbar disc herniation is a major cause of radicular pain, but the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Spinal activation of src-family kinases are involved in the development of chronic pain from nerve injury, inflammation, and cancer. In the present study, the role of src-family kinases activation in lumbar disc herniation-induced radicular pain was investigated. Results Lumbar disc herniation was induced by implantation of autologous nucleus pulposus, harvest from tail, in lumbar 4/5 spinal nerve roots of rat...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924009/site-specific-regulation-of-p2x7-receptor-function-in-microglia-gates-morphine-analgesic-tolerance
#18
Heather Leduc-Pessah, Nicholas L Weilinger, Churmy Y Fan, Nicole E Burma, Roger J Thompson, Tuan Trang
Tolerance to the analgesic effects of opioids is a major problem in chronic pain management. Microglia are implicated in opioid tolerance, but the core mechanisms regulating their response to opioids remain obscure. By selectively ablating microglia in the spinal cord using a saporin-conjugated antibody to Mac1, we demonstrate a causal role for microglia in the development, but not maintenance, of morphine tolerance in male rats. Increased P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) activity is a cardinal feature of microglial activation, and in this study we found that morphine potentiates P2X7R-mediated Ca(2+) responses in resident spinal microglia acutely isolated from morphine tolerant rats...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910941/-effects-of-src-on-cervical-cancer-cells-proliferation-and-apoptosis-through-erk-signal-transduction-pathway
#19
Z C Song, L Ding, Z Y Ren, X S Sun, Q Yang, L Wang, M J Feng, C L Liu, J T Wang
Objective: To explore the effect of Src on cervical cancer cells through ERK signal transduction pathway. Methods: Experimental study was carried out in vitro. Cervical cancer cell lines Hela (HPV-positive) and C33A (HPV-negative) were treated with Src kinase inhibitor PP2. Then, the cell cycle and apoptosis of each group were evaluated by using flow cytometry (FCM). Western blotting and Real-time PCR were used to detect the levels of the expression of ERK 1/2, c-Fos and c-Jun mRNA and protein respectively...
September 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893976/teaching-an-old-drug-new-tricks-agonism-antagonism-and-biased-signaling-of-pilocarpine-through-m3-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor
#20
Alexey N Pronin, Qiang Wang, Vladlen Z Slepak
Pilocarpine is a prototypical drug used to treat glaucoma and dry mouth and is classified as either a full or partial muscarinic agonist. Here, we report several unexpected results pertaining to its interaction with muscarinic M3 receptor (M3R). We found that pilocarpine was 1000 times less potent in stimulating mouse-eye pupil constriction than muscarinic agonists oxotremorin-M (Oxo-M) or carbachol (CCh), although all three ligands have similar Kd values for M3R. In contrast to CCh or Oxo-M, pilocarpine does not induce Ca(2+) mobilization via endogenous M3R in human embryonic kidney cell line 293T (HEK293T) or mouse insulinoma (MIN6) cells...
November 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
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