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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319894/resolvin-d1-via-prevention-of-ros-mediated-shp2-inactivation-protects-endothelial-adherens-junction-integrity-and-barrier-function
#1
Rima Chattopadhyay, Somasundaram Raghavan, Gadiparthi N Rao
Resolvins are a novel class of lipid mediators that play an important role in the resolution of inflammation, although the underlying mechanisms are not very clear. To explore the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of resolvins, we have studied the effects of resolvin D1 (RvD1) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endothelial barrier disruption as it is linked to propagation of inflammation. We found that LPS induces endothelial cell (EC) barrier disruption via xanthine oxidase (XO)-mediated reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP2 inactivation and Fyn-related kinase (Frk) activation leading to tyrosine phosphorylation of α-catenin and VE-cadherin and their dissociation from each other affecting adherens junction (AJ) integrity and thereby increasing endothelial barrier permeability...
March 6, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319198/methamphetamine-induces-shati-nat8l-expression-in-the-mouse-nucleus-accumbens-via-creb-and-dopamine-d1-receptor-dependent-mechanism
#2
Kyosuke Uno, Toh Miyazaki, Kengo Sodeyama, Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Atsumi Nitta
Shati/Nat8L significantly increased in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of mice after repeated methamphetamine (METH) treatment. We reported that Shati/Nat8L overexpression in mouse NAc attenuated METH-induced hyperlocomotion, locomotor sensitization, and conditioned place preference. We recently found that Shati/Nat8L overexpression in NAc regulates the dopaminergic neuronal system via the activation of group II mGluRs by elevated N-acetylaspartylglutamate following N-acetylaspartate increase due to the overexpression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319060/the-anti-diabetic-drug-exenatide-a-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-counteracts-hepatocarcinogenesis-through-camp-pka-egfr-stat3-axis
#3
M Zhou, M T S Mok, H Sun, A W Chan, Y Huang, A S L Cheng, G Xu
Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a close association of type 2 diabetes and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Exenatide (Ex-4), a potent diabetes drug targeting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R), is protective against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the Ex-4 function and GLP-1R status have yet been explored in HCC. Herein we investigated the effect of Ex-4 in diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-treated mice consuming control or high-fat high-carbohydrate diet. Administration of Ex-4 significantly improved obesity-induced hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia and reduced HCC multiplicity in obese DEN-treated mice, in which suppressed proliferation and induced apoptosis were confined to tumor cells...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317898/microrna-roles-in-signalling-during-lactation-an-insight-from-differential-expression-time-course-and-pathway-analyses-of-deep-sequence-data
#4
Duy N Do, Ran Li, Pier-Luc Dudemaine, Eveline M Ibeagha-Awemu
The study examined microRNA (miRNA) expression and regulatory patterns during an entire bovine lactation cycle. Total RNA from milk fat samples collected at the lactogenesis (LAC, day1 [D1] and D7), galactopoiesis (GAL, D30, D70, D130, D170 and D230) and involution (INV, D290 and when milk production dropped to 5 kg/day) stages from 9 cows was used for miRNA sequencing. A total of 475 known and 238 novel miRNAs were identified. Fifteen abundantly expressed miRNAs across lactation stages play regulatory roles in basic metabolic, cellular and immunological functions...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315333/triiodothyronine-promotes-the-proliferation-of-epicardial-progenitor-cells-through-the-mapk-erk-pathway
#5
Song-Bai Deng, Xiao-Dong Jing, Xiao-Ming Wei, Jian-Lin Du, Ya-Jie Liu, Qin Qin, Qiang She
Thyroid hormone has important functions in the development and physiological function of the heart. The aim of this study was to determine whether 3,5,3'-Triiodothyronine (T3) can promote the proliferation of epicardial progenitor cells (EPCs) and to investigate the potential underlying mechanism. Our results showed that T3 significantly promoted the proliferation of EPCs in a concentration- and time-dependent manner. The thyroid hormone nuclear receptor inhibitor bisphenol A (100 μmol/L) did not affect T3's ability to induce proliferation...
March 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304244/intravitreally-administered-dopamine-d2-like-and-d4-but-not-d1-like-receptor-agonists-reduce-form-deprivation-myopia-in-tree-shrews
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Alexander H Ward, John T Siegwart, Michael R Frost, Thomas T Norton
We examined the effect of intravitreal injections of D1-like and D2-like dopamine receptor agonists and antagonists and D4 receptor drugs on form-deprivation myopia (FDM) in tree shrews, mammals closely related to primates. In eleven groups (n = 7 per group), we measured the amount of FDM produced by monocular form deprivation (FD) over an 11-day treatment period. The untreated fellow eye served as a control. Animals also received daily 5 µL intravitreal injections in the FD eye. The reference group received 0...
January 2017: Visual Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297025/association-of-stimulant-use-with-dopaminergic-alterations-in-users-of-cocaine-amphetamine-or-methamphetamine-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Abhishekh H Ashok, Yuya Mizuno, Nora D Volkow, Oliver D Howes
Importance: Stimulant use disorder is common, affecting between 0.3% and 1.1% of the population, and costs more than $85 billion per year globally. There are no licensed treatments to date. Several lines of evidence implicate the dopamine system in the pathogenesis of substance use disorder. Therefore, understanding the nature of dopamine dysfunction seen in stimulant users has the potential to aid the development of new therapeutics. Objective: To comprehensively review the in vivo imaging evidence for dopaminergic alterations in stimulant (cocaine, amphetamine, or methamphetamine) abuse or dependence...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289242/acupuncture-attenuated-vascular-dementia-induced-hippocampal-long-term-potentiation-impairments-via-activation-of-d1-d5-receptors
#8
Yang Ye, Hui Li, Jing-Wen Yang, Xue-Rui Wang, Guang-Xia Shi, Chao-Qun Yan, Si-Ming Ma, Wen Zhu, Qian-Qian Li, Tian-Ran Li, Ling-Yong Xiao, Cun-Zhi Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Emerging evidence suggests that acupuncture could improve cognitive impairment in vascular dementia by enhancing synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether dopamine, a key mediator of synaptic plasticity, is involved in this cognitive improvement. METHODS: Vascular dementia model was established by bilateral common carotid arteries occlusion in male Wistar rats. Three days after the operation, animals received acupuncture treatment for 2 weeks, once daily...
March 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284952/importance-of-d1-and-d2-receptor-stimulation-for-the-induction-and-expression-of-cocaine-induced-behavioral-sensitization-in-preweanling-rats
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Sanders A McDougall, Krista N Rudberg, Ana Veliz, Janhavi M Dhargalkar, Aleesha S Garcia, Loveth C Romero, Ashley E Gonzalez, Alena Mohd-Yusof, Cynthia A Crawford
The behavioral manifestations of psychostimulant-induced sensitization vary markedly between young and adult rats, suggesting that the neural mechanisms mediating this phenomenon differ across ontogeny. In this project we examined the importance of D1 and D2 receptors for the induction and expression of cocaine-induced behavioral sensitization during the preweanling period. In the behavioral experiments, rats were injected with reversible D1 and/or D2 antagonists (SCH23390 and/or raclopride) or an irreversible receptor antagonist (EEDQ) either before cocaine administration on the pretreatment day (induction) or before cocaine challenge on the test day (expression)...
March 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283756/dopamine-t-cells-and-multiple-sclerosis-ms
#10
REVIEW
Mia Levite, Franca Marino, Marco Cosentino
Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter that induces critical effects in the nervous system and in many peripheral organs, via 5 dopamine receptors (DRs): D1R-D5R. Dopamine also induces many direct and very potent effects on many DR-expressing immune cells, primarily T cells and dendritic cells. In this review, we focus only on dopamine receptors, effects and production in T cells. Dopamine by itself (at an optimal concentration of~0.1 nM) induces multiple function of resting normal human T cells, among them: T cell adhesion, chemotactic migration, homing, cytokine secretion and others...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283550/the-effects-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-drugs-on-embryonic-ventricular-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation-and-their-impact-on-donor-cell-transplantation
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Tiam Feridooni, Adam Hotchkiss, Mark Baguma-Nibasheka, Feixiong Zhang, Brittney Allen, Sarita Chinni, Kishore B S Pasumarthi
The beta-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs) and catecholamines are present in rodents as early as embryonic day 10.5 (E10.5). However, it is not known whether β-AR signaling plays any role in proliferation and differentiation of ventricular cells in the embryonic heart. Here, we characterized the expression profiles of β-AR subtypes and established dose response curves for a nonselective β-AR agonist isoproterenol (ISO) in the developing mouse ventricular cells. Further, we investigated the effects of ISO on cell cycle activity and differentiation of cultured E11...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281962/microrna-155-downregulation-promotes-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Fu-Qiang Zhu, Li Zeng, Na Tang, Ya-Ping Tang, Bo-Ping Zhou, Fang-Fang Li, Wei-Gang Wu, Xiao-Bing Zeng, Shu-Song Peng
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the adult population, and treatment of DLBCL is still unfavorable. Therefore, there is an urgent requirement to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying DLBCL tumorigenesis. To study the potential function of microRNA-155 (miR-155) involved in the regulation of lymphoma, we monitored lymphoma cell behavior including proliferation, cell cycle, and apoptosis using CCK-8 and flow cytometry analysis. Real-time PCR was used to detect the expression levels of miR-155 in 118 lymphoma patients' tissues, and Western blot was also used to analyze the expression level of proteins correlated with cell cycle and apoptosis in lymphoma cells...
October 27, 2016: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279068/%C3%AE-catenin-mediates-anti-adipogenic-and-anticancer-effects-of-arctigenin-in-preadipocytes-and-breast-cancer-cells
#13
Jihye Lee, Jee-Young Imm, Seong-Ho Lee
Arctigenin is a lignan abundant in Asteraceae plants and has anti-inflammatory, antiobesity, and anticancer activities. Obesity is one of the leading causes of several types of cancers including breast cancer. The current study was performed to investigate if arctigenin suppresses differentiation of preadipocytes and proliferation of breast cancer cells and to explore potential molecular mechanisms. Treatment of arctigenin reduced lipid accumulation in differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes in a dose- and time-dependent manner without toxicity...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278192/pbmc-transcriptome-profiles-identifies-potential-candidate-genes-and-functional-networks-controlling-the-innate-and-the-adaptive-immune-response-to-prrsv-vaccine-in-pietrain-pig
#14
Md Aminul Islam, Christine Große-Brinkhaus, Maren Julia Pröll, Muhammad Jasim Uddin, Sharmin Aqter Rony, Dawit Tesfaye, Ernst Tholen, Michael Hoelker, Karl Schellander, Christiane Neuhoff
The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a devastating viral disease affecting swine production, health and welfare throughout the world. A synergistic action of the innate and the adaptive immune system of the host is essential for mounting a durable protective immunity through vaccination. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate the transcriptome profiles of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) to characterize the innate and the adaptive immune response to PRRS Virus (PRRSV) vaccination in Pietrain pigs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276034/are-synchronous-and-metachronous-bilateral-breast-cancers-different-an-immunohistochemical-analysis-focused-on-cell-cycle-regulation
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Elżbieta Senkus, Jolanta Szade, Beata Pieczyńska, Michał Kunc, Agnieszka Pliszka, Jacek Jassem
INTRODUCTION: The biology and pathomechanisms of bilateral breast cancers is not fully understood. We compared the morphological and immunohistochemical characteristics of primary tumors in patients with synchronous (sBBC) and metachronous bilateral breast cancers (mBBC), with special focus on cell cycle regulation and its correlation with markers determining intrinsic phenotype. METHODS: Immunohistochemical expression of p16Ink4A, p21(WAF1/CIP1), p27Kip1, p53, cyclin A, cyclin B, cyclin D1, cyclin D3 and cyclin E was assessed in tissue microarrays containing primary breast tumor cores from 113 mBBC and 61 sBBC...
March 9, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275791/-knockdown-of-grb7-inhibits-growth-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-promoted-apoptosis-through-erk-foxm1-pathway
#16
Bing-Yao Liu, Gang Cao, Zhen Dong, Wei Chen, Jin-Ke Xu, Sen-Lin Zhang, Zhi-Qiang Weng
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of growth factor receptor-bound 7 (Grb7) on oral squamous cell carcinoma growth and tumor xenografts. METHODS: Cal27 and hNOK cells were cultivated, real-time PCR and Western blotting were used to detect the expression of Grb7 in hNOK and Cal27. Cal27 was transfected with Grb7 siRNA for 48 h, cell proliferation was assayed using MTT. Flow cytometry was used to determine the cell cycle and apoptosis. Western blot was used to evaluate the expression of caspase3, Bax, bcl-2, Cyclin D1, Rb, E2F1, ERK and FOXM1...
December 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274654/dopaminergic-modulation-of-reward-guided-decision-making-in-alcohol-preferring-aa-rats
#17
Ville Oinio, Pia Bäckström, Johanna Uhari-Väänänen, Atso Raasmaja, Petteri Piepponen, Kalervo Kiianmaa
R**esults from animal gambling models have highlighted the importance of dopaminergic neurotransmission in modulating decision making when large sucrose rewards are combined with uncertainty. The majority of these models use food restriction as a tool to motivate animals to accomplish operant behavioral tasks, in which sucrose is used as a reward. As enhanced motivation to obtain sucrose due to hunger may impact its reward-seeking effect, we wanted to examine the decision-making behavior of rats in a situation where rats were fed ad libitum...
March 6, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273909/protectin-dx-increases-survival-in-a-mouse-model-of-sepsis-by-ameliorating-inflammation-and-modulating-macrophage-phenotype
#18
Haifa Xia, Lin Chen, Hong Liu, Zhipeng Sun, Wen Yang, Yiyi Yang, Shunan Cui, Shengnan Li, Yaxin Wang, Limin Song, Amro Fayez Abdelgawad, You Shang, Shanglong Yao
Recently, a serial of studies have demonstrated that lipid mediators derived from Omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid have pro-resolving or anti-inflammatory effects in many inflammatory diseases. Here, we sought to evaluate whether Protectin DX (PDX, an isomer of Protecin D1), a newly identified lipid mediator, could protect mice against sepsis and explore the underling mechanism. Animal model of sepsis was established by cecum ligation and puncture (CLP). We found that PDX increased overall survival rate within eight days and attenuated multiple organ injury in septic mice...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272512/genetically-directed-sparse-neuronal-labeling-in-bac-transgenic-mice-through-mononucleotide-repeat-frameshift
#19
Xiao-Hong Lu, X William Yang
Mosaicism with Repeat Frameshift (MORF) allows a single Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) transgene to direct sparse labeling of genetically-defined neuronal populations in mice. The BAC transgene drives cell-type-specific transcription of an out-of-frame mononucleotide repeat that is placed between a translational start codon and a membrane-bound fluorescent protein lacking its start codon. The stochastic frameshift of the unstable repeat DNA in a subset of BAC-expressing neurons results in the in-frame translation of the reporter protein hence the sparse neuronal labeling...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271323/simultaneous-interference-with-her1-egfr-and-rac1-signaling-drives-cytostasis-and-suppression-of-survivin-in-human-glioma-cells-in-vitro
#20
G Karpel-Massler, M-A Westhoff, R E Kast, A Dwucet, S Karpel-Massler, L Nonnenmacher, M D Siegelin, C R Wirtz, K-M Debatin, M-E Halatsch
We have previously reported that combined inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor by erlotinib and of RAC1 by NSC23766 yielded a synergistic antiproliferative effect on established and primary cultured glioblastoma cells. The current study aimed at identifying the molecular mechanism. Staining for annexin V/PI or carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester was performed in order to determine the induction of apoptosis, necrosis or cytostasis in established and primary cultured glioblastoma cells. Moreover, expression of Ki-67 was determined by immunofluorescence, and the expression of cell cycle proteins was analysed by Western blot...
March 7, 2017: Neurochemical Research
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