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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735290/membrane-tethered-metalloproteinase-expressed-by-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-limits-the-progression-of-proliferative-atherosclerotic-lesions
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Richard H Barnes, Takeshi Akama, Miina K Öhman, Moon-Sook Woo, Julian Bahr, Stephen J Weiss, Daniel T Eitzman, Tae-Hwa Chun
BACKGROUND: The MMP (matrix metalloproteinase) family plays diverse and critical roles in directing vascular wall remodeling in atherosclerosis. Unlike secreted-type MMPs, a member of the membrane-type MMP family, MT1-MMP (membrane-type 1 MMP; MMP14), mediates pericellular extracellular matrix degradation that is indispensable for maintaining physiological extracellular matrix homeostasis. However, given the premature mortality exhibited by MT1-MMP-null mice, the potential role of the proteinase in atherogenesis remains elusive...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734725/estrogen-receptor-alpha-is-required-in-gabaergic-but-not-glutamatergic-neurons-to-masculinize-behavior
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Melody V Wu, Jessica Tollkuhn
Masculinization of the altricial rodent brain is driven by estrogen signaling during a perinatal critical period. Genetic deletion of estrogen receptor alpha (Esr1/ERα) results in altered hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis signaling and a dramatic reduction of male sexual and territorial behaviors. However, the role of ERα in masculinizing distinct classes of neurons remains unexplored. We deleted ERα in excitatory or inhibitory neurons using either a Vglut2 or Vgat driver and assessed male behaviors...
July 20, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733487/the-stat4-mll1-epigenetic-axis-regulates-the-antimicrobial-functions-of-murine-macrophages
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William F Carson, Karen A Cavassani, Elyara M Soares, Soichiro Hirai, Nicolai A Kittan, Matthew A Schaller, Melissa M Scola, Amrita Joshi, Akihiro Matsukawa, David M Aronoff, Craig N Johnson, Yali Dou, Katherine A Gallagher, Steven L Kunkel
Macrophages are critical immune cells for the clearance of microbial pathogens and cellular debris from peripheral tissues. Macrophage inflammatory responses are governed by gene expression patterns, and these patterns are often subject to epigenetic control. Chromatin modifications, such as histone methylation, regulate gene accessibility in macrophages, and macrophage polarization is governed in part by the expression and function of chromatin-modifying enzymes. The histone methyltransferase mixed-lineage leukemia 1 (MLL1) preferentially modifies lysine residue 4 on the unstructured protein tail of histone H3...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732025/hand-factor-ablation-causes-defective-left-ventricular-chamber-development-and-compromised-adult-cardiac-function
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Joshua W Vincentz, Kevin P Toolan, Wenjun Zhang, Anthony B Firulli
Coordinated cardiomyocyte growth, differentiation, and morphogenesis are essential for heart formation. We demonstrate that the bHLH transcription factors Hand1 and Hand2 play critical regulatory roles for left ventricle (LV) cardiomyocyte proliferation and morphogenesis. Using an LV-specific Cre allele (Hand1LV-Cre), we ablate Hand1-lineage cardiomyocytes, revealing that DTA-mediated cardiomyocyte death results in a hypoplastic LV by E10.5. Once Hand1-linage cells are removed from the LV, and Hand1 expression is switched off, embryonic hearts recover by E16...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727705/activation-of-the-rage-stat3-pathway-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-contributes-to-the-persistent-pain-hypersensitivity-induced-by-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Xin-Sheng Zhang, Xiao Li, Hai-Jie Luo, Zhu-Xi Huang, Cui-Cui Liu, Qing Wan, Shu-Wei Xu, Shao-Ling Wu, Song-Jian Ke, Chao Ma
BACKGROUND: Clinically, chronic low back pain and sciatica associated with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common musculoskeletal disorder. Due to the unawareness of detailed mechanisms, it is difficult to get an effective therapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to identify the role of the RAGE/STAT3 pathway in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) on the formation and development of persistent pain hypersensitivity induced by LDH. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled animal study...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714970/bone-marrow-adipocytes-promote-the-regeneration-of-stem-cells-and-haematopoiesis-by-secreting-scf
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Bo O Zhou, Hua Yu, Rui Yue, Zhiyu Zhao, Jonathan J Rios, Olaia Naveiras, Sean J Morrison
Endothelial cells and leptin receptor(+) (LepR(+)) stromal cells are critical sources of haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niche factors, including stem cell factor (SCF), in bone marrow. After irradiation or chemotherapy, these cells are depleted while adipocytes become abundant. We discovered that bone marrow adipocytes synthesize SCF. They arise from Adipoq-Cre/ER(+) progenitors, which represent ∼5% of LepR(+) cells, and proliferate after irradiation. Scf deletion using Adipoq-Cre/ER inhibited haematopoietic regeneration after irradiation or 5-fluorouracil treatment, depleting HSCs and reducing mouse survival...
July 17, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708260/effect-of-optogenetic-manipulation-of-accumbal-medium-spiny-neurons-expressing-dopamine-d2-receptors-in-cocaine-induced-behavioral-sensitization
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Byeong Jun Kang, Shelly Sooyun Song, Lei Wen, Ki-Pyo Hong, George J Augustine, Ja-Hyun Baik
Repetitive exposure to addictive drugs causes synaptic modification in the mesocorticolimbic dopamine (DA) system. Dopamine D1 receptors (D1R) or D2 receptors (D2R) expressed in the medium spiny neurons (MSNs) of the nucleus accumbens (NAc) play critical roles in the control of addictive behaviors. Optogenetic activation of D2R-expressing MSNs (D2R-MSNs) in the NAc previously demonstrated that these neurons play a key role in withdrawal-induced plasticity. Here, we examined the effect of optogenetic inhibition of D2R-MSNs in the NAc on cocaine-induced behavioral sensitization...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701357/a-tale-of-two-niches-differential-functions-for-vcam-1-in-satellite-cells-under-basal-and-injured-conditions
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Hyo-Jung Choo, James P Canner, Katherine E Vest, Zachary Thompson, Grace K Pavlath
Cell-cell adhesion molecules play key roles in maintaining quiescence or promoting activation of various stem cells in their niche. Muscle stem cells called satellite cells (SC) are critical for skeletal muscle regeneration after injury but little is known about the role of adhesion molecules in regulating the behavior of these stem cells. Vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) is a cell-cell adhesion protein expressed on quiescent and activated SC whose function is unknown in this context. We deleted Vcam1 from SC using an inducible Cre recombinase in young mice...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701310/deletion-of-%C3%AE-1-integrin-in-collecting-duct-principal-cells-leads-to-tubular-injury-and-renal-medullary-fibrosis
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Fahmy A Mamuya, Dongping Xie, Lei Lei, Ming Huang, Kenji Tsuji, Diane E Capen, Baoxue Yang, Ralph Weissleder, Teodor G Păunescu, Hua Jenny Lu
The renal collecting duct (CD) contains two major cell types, intercalated (ICs) and principal cells (PCs). A previous report showed that deletion of β-1 integrin in the entire renal CD causes defective CD morphogenesis resulting in kidney dysfunction. However, subsequent deletion of β-1 integrin specifically in ICs, and PCs respectively did not cause any morphological defects in the CDs. The discrepancy between these studies prompts us to reinvestigate the role of β-1 integrin in CD cells, specifically in the PCs...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694334/loss-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex1-in-adult-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells-enhances-axon-remyelination-and-increases-myelin-thickness-after-a-focal-demyelination
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Lauren E McLane, Jennifer N Bourne, Angelina V Evangelou, Luipa Khandker, Wendy B Macklin, Teresa L Wood
While the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is an essential regulator of developmental oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination, oligodendrocyte-specific deletion of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a major upstream inhibitor of mTOR, surprisingly also leads to hypomyelination during CNS development. However, the function of TSC has not been studied in the context of remyelination. Here, we utilized the inducible Cre-lox system to study the function of TSC in the remyelination of a focal, lysolecithin demyelinated lesion in adult male mice...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694183/stat3-expression-in-host-myeloid-cells-controls-gvhd-severity
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Evelyn C Nieves, Tomomi Toubai, Daniel C Peltier, Katherine Oravecz-Wilson, Chen Liu, Hiroya Tamaki, Yaping Sun, Pavan Reddy
Professional antigen presenting cell (APCs) are important modulators of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Although dendritic cells (DCs) are most potent APC subset, other myeloid cells, especially macrophages (MFs) and neutrophils have recently been shown to play a role in the severity of GVHD. However, the critical molecular mechanisms that determine the functions of myeloid cells in GVHD are unclear. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is a master transcription factor that plays a crucial role in regulating immunity...
July 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690613/relb-steady-state-migratory-dendritic-cells-control-the-peripheral-pool-of-the-natural-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells
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Anja Döhler, Theresa Schneider, Ina Eckert, Eliana Ribechini, Nico Andreas, Marc Riemann, Boris Reizis, Falk Weih, Manfred B Lutz
Thymus-derived natural Foxp3(+) CD4(+) regulatory T cells (nTregs) play a key role in maintaining immune tolerance and preventing autoimmune disease. Several studies indicate that dendritic cells (DCs) are critically involved in the maintenance and proliferation of nTregs. However, the mechanisms how DCs manage to keep the peripheral pool at constant levels remain poorly understood. Here, we describe that the NF-κB/Rel family transcription factor RelB controls the frequencies of steady-state migratory DCs (ssmDCs) in peripheral lymph nodes and their numbers control peripheral nTreg homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690291/geminin-deletion-in-pre-meiotic-dna-replication-stage-causes-spermatogenesis-defect-and-infertility
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Yue Yuan, Xue-Shan Ma, Qiu-Xia Liang, Zhao-Yang Xu, Lin Huang, Tie-Gang Meng, Fei Lin, Heide Schatten, Zhen-Bo Wang, Qing-Yuan Sun
Geminin plays a critical role in cell cycle regulation by regulating DNA replication and serves as a transcriptional molecular switch that directs cell fate decisions. Spermatogonia lacking Geminin disappear during the initial wave of mitotic proliferation, while geminin is not required for meiotic progression of spermatocytes. It is unclear whether geminin plays a role in pre-meiotic DNA replication in later-stage spermatogonia and their subsequent differentiation. Here, we selectively disrupted Geminin in the male germline using the Stra8-Cre/loxP conditional knockout system...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690111/lateral-hypothalamic-gabaergic-neurons-encode-reward-predictions-that-are-relayed-to-the-ventral-tegmental-area-to-regulate-learning
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Melissa J Sharpe, Nathan J Marchant, Leslie R Whitaker, Christopher T Richie, Yajun J Zhang, Erin J Campbell, Pyry P Koivula, Julie C Necarsulmer, Carlos Mejias-Aponte, Marisela Morales, James Pickel, Jeffrey C Smith, Yael Niv, Yavin Shaham, Brandon K Harvey, Geoffrey Schoenbaum
Eating is a learned process. Our desires for specific foods arise through experience. Both electrical stimulation and optogenetic studies have shown that increased activity in the lateral hypothalamus (LH) promotes feeding. Current dogma is that these effects reflect a role for LH neurons in the control of the core motivation to feed, and their activity comes under control of forebrain regions to elicit learned food-motivated behaviors. However, these effects could also reflect the storage of associative information about the cues leading to food in LH itself...
July 1, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685891/specification-of-neurotransmitter-identity-by-tal1-in-thalamic-nuclei
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Bumwhee Lee, Myungsin Lee, Somang Song, Linh Duc Loi, Duc Tri Lam, Jaeseung Yoon, Kwanghee Baek, David J Curtis, Yongsu Jeong
BACKGROUND: The neurons contributing to thalamic nuclei are derived from at least two distinct progenitor domains, the caudal (cTH) and rostral (rTH) population of thalamic progenitors. These neural compartments exhibit unique neurogenic patterns and the molecular mechanisms underlying the acquisition of neurotransmitter identity remain largely unclear. RESULTS: T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia protein 1 (Tal1) was expressed in the early postmitotic cells in the rTH domain, and its expression was maintained in mature thalamic neurons in the ventrolateral geniculate nucleus (vLG) and the intergeniculate leaflet (IGL)...
July 7, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676575/maintenance-of-mouse-gustatory-terminal-field-organization-is-disrupted-following-selective-removal-of-peripheral-sodium-salt-taste-activity-at-adulthood
#16
Rolf Skyberg, Chengsan Sun, David L Hill
Neural activity plays a critical role in the development of central circuits in sensory systems. However, the maintenance of these circuits at adulthood is usually not dependent on sensory-elicited neural activity. Recent work in the mouse gustatory system showed that selectively deleting the primary transduction channel for sodium taste, the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), throughout development dramatically impacted the organization of the central terminal fields of three nerves that carry taste information to the nucleus of the solitary tract (NST)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675393/erbb4-signaling-in-the-prelimbic-cortex-regulates-fear-expression
#17
Y-H Chen, Y-J Lan, S-R Zhang, W-P Li, Z-Y Luo, S Lin, J-P Zhuang, X-W Li, S-J Li, J-M Yang, T-M Gao
Many psychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are characterized by abnormal processing of emotional stimuli particularly fear. The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is critically involved in fear expression. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this process are largely unknown. Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) reportedly regulates pyramidal neuronal activity via ErbB4 receptors, which are abundant in parvalbumin (PV)-expressing interneurons in the PFC. In this study, we aimed to determine how NRG1/ErbB4 signaling in the mPFC modulates fear expression and found that tone-cued fear conditioning increased NRG1 expression in the mPFC...
July 4, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665752/signaling-pathways-critical-for-tooth-root-formation
#18
J Wang, J Q Feng
Tooth is made of an enamel-covered crown and a cementum-covered root. Studies on crown dentin formation have been a major focus in tooth development for several decades. Interestingly, the population prevalence for genetic short root anomaly (SRA) with no apparent defects in crown is close to 1.3%. Furthermore, people with SRA itself are predisposed to root resorption during orthodontic treatment. The discovery of the unique role of Nfic (nuclear factor I C; a transcriptional factor) in controlling root but not crown dentin formation points to a new concept: tooth crown and root have different control mechanisms...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663197/the-subcellular-distribution-of-hdac1-in-neurotoxic-conditions-is-dependent-on-serine-phosphorylation
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Yunjiao Zhu, Oscar G Vidaurre, Kadidia P Adula, Nebojsa Kezunovic, Maureen Wentling, George W Huntley, Patrizia Casaccia
Calcium-dependent nuclear export of HDAC1 was previously shown to precede axonal damage in culture, but the in vivo relevance of these findings and the potential post-translational modifications of HDAC1 remained elusive. Using acute hippocampal slices from mice of either sex, with genetic conditional ablation of Hdac1 in CA1 hippocampal neurons (i.e. Camk2a-cre;Hdac1(fl/fl) ), we show significantly diminished axonal damage in response to neurotoxic stimuli. The protective effect of Hdac1 ablation was detected also in CA3 neurons in Grik4-cre;Hdac1(fl/f) mice, that were more resistant to the excitotoxic damage induced by intraventricular injection of kainic acid...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663191/the-histone-methyltransferase-mll1-directs-macrophage-mediated-inflammation-in-wound-healing-and-is-altered-in-a-murine-model-of-obesity-and-type-2-diabetes
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Andrew Kimball, Amrita Joshi, William F Carson, Anna Boniakowski, Frank Davis, Matthew Schaller, Ronald Allen, Jennifer Bermick, Peter K Henke, Charles F Burant, Steve L Kunkel, Katherine A Gallagher
Macrophages are critical for the initiation and resolution of the inflammatory phase of wound repair. In diabetes, macrophages display a prolonged inflammatory phenotype in late wound healing. Recently, Mixed-Lineage Leukemia-1 (MLL1) has been shown to direct gene expression by regulating NFκB-mediated inflammatory gene transcription. Thus, we hypothesized that MLL1 influences macrophage-mediated inflammation in wound repair. We utilized a myeloid-specific Mll1 knockout(Mll1(f/f)Lyz2(Cre+) ) to determine the function of MLL1 in wound healing...
June 29, 2017: Diabetes
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