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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649665/tgf-%C3%AE-target-genes-are-differentially-regulated-in-corneal-epithelial-cells-and-fibroblasts
#1
Xiaoqing Guo, Audrey E K Hutcheon, Jennifer A Tran, James D Zieske
PURPOSE: Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) activates the canonical Smad pathway, which includes the Smad family of proteins and SARA (Smad Anchor for Receptor Activation) and other less understood pathways, including one involving p38(MAPK). The goal of the current research was to determine if corneal epithelial cells and fibroblasts used the classical or alternative TGF-β-signaling pathways. To examine this question, we made use of Trx-SARA, which inhibits native SARA, thus blocking the Smad pathway...
2017: New Front Ophthalmol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648527/targeting-the-thioredoxin-system-for-cancer-therapy
#2
REVIEW
Junmin Zhang, Xinming Li, Xiao Han, Ruijuan Liu, Jianguo Fang
Thioredoxin (Trx) and thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) are essential components of the Trx system which plays pivotal roles in regulating multiple cellular redox signaling pathways. In recent years TrxR/Trx have been increasingly recognized as an important modulator of tumor development, and hence targeting TrxR/Trx is a promising strategy for cancer treatment. In this review we first discuss the structural details of TrxR, the functions of the Trx system, and the rational of targeting TrxR/Trx for cancer treatment...
June 22, 2017: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615513/thioredoxin-plays-a-key-role-in-retinal-neuropathy-prior-to-endothelial-damage-in-diabetic-mice
#3
Xiang Ren, Chen Li, Junli Liu, Chenghong Zhang, Yuzhen Fu, Nina Wang, Haiying Ma, Heyuan Lu, Hui Kong, Li Kong
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic syndrome that results in changes in carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. With diabetes for a long time, it increases the risk of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and long-term morbidity and mortality. Moreover, emerging evidence suggests that neuron damage occurs earlier than microvascular complications in DR patients, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. We investigated diabetes-induced retinal neuropathy and elucidated key molecular events to identify new therapeutic targets for the clinical treatment and prevention of DR...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603024/functional-research-and-molecular-mechanism-of-kainic-acid-induced-denitrosylation-of-thioredoxin-1-in-rat-hippocampus
#4
Hongning Yang, Ningjun Zhao, Lanxin Lv, Xianliang Yan, Shuqun Hu, Tie Xu
Thioredoxin-1 (Trx1) has long been recognized as a redox regulator, and is implicated in the inhibition of cell apoptosis. Trx1 is essential for the maintenance of the S-nitrosylation of molecules in cells. The S-nitrosylation of Trx1 is essential for the physiological function such as preservation of the redox regulatory activity. The mechanisms underlying Trx1 denitrosylation induced by kainate acid (KA) injection still remain uncharacterized. Our results showed that the S-nitrosylation levels of Trx1 were decreased subsequent to KA injection and that the glutamate receptor 6 (GluR6) antagonist NS102 could inhibit the denitrosylation of Trx1...
June 8, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600984/impaired-cross-talk-between-the-thioredoxin-and-glutathione-systems-is-related-to-ask-1-mediated-apoptosis-in-neuronal-cells-exposed-to-mercury
#5
Vasco Branco, Lucia Coppo, Susana Solá, Jun Lu, Cecília M P Rodrigues, Arne Holmgren, Cristina Carvalho
Mercury (Hg) compounds target both cysteine (Cys) and selenocysteine (Sec) residues in peptides and proteins. Thus, the components of the two major cellular antioxidant systems - glutathione (GSH) and thioredoxin (Trx) systems - are likely targets for mercurials. Hg exposure results in GSH depletion and Trx and thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) are prime targets for mercury. These systems have a wide-range of common functions and interaction between their components has been reported. However, toxic effects over both systems are normally treated as isolated events...
June 1, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554199/recombinant-human-thioredoxin-1-protects-macrophages-from-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-foam-cell-formation-and-cell-apoptosis
#6
Hui Zhang, Qi Liu, Jia-Le Lin, Yu Wang, Ruo-Xi Zhang, Jing-Bo Hou, Bo Yu
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL)-induced macrophage foam cell formation and apoptosis play critical roles in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Thioredoxin-1 (Trx) is an antioxidant that potently protects various cells from oxidative stress-induced cell death. However, the protective effect of Trx on ox-LDL-induced macrophage foam cell formation and apoptosis has not been studied. This study aims to investigate the effect of recombinant human Trx (rhTrx) on ox-LDL-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages and elucidate the possible mechanisms...
May 30, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551354/targeting-free-radicals-in-oxidative-stress-related-human-diseases
#7
REVIEW
Patrik Poprac, Klaudia Jomova, Miriama Simunkova, Vojtech Kollar, Christopher J Rhodes, Marian Valko
Cancer and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are characterized by (i) opposing biological mechanisms, (ii) an inverse correlation between their incidences, and (iii) oxidative stress being a common denominator of both diseases. Increased formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cancer cells from oncogenic signaling and/or metabolic disturbances leads to upregulation of cellular antioxidant capacity to maintain ROS levels below a toxic threshold. Combining drugs that induce high levels of ROS with compounds that suppress cellular antioxidant capacity by depleting antioxidant systems [glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and thioredoxin (TRX)] and/or targeting glucose metabolism represents a potential anticancer strategy...
May 24, 2017: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545968/molecular-cloning-expression-and-insulin-reduction-activity-of-a-thioredoxin-1-homologue-trx1-from-the-pathogenic-fungus-paracoccidioides-lutzii
#8
Lorena C Cintra, Fernanda C Domingos, Yanna A R Lima, Mônica S Barbosa, Rodrigo S Santos, Fabrícia P Faria, Rosália S A Jesuíno
The dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides spp. are the etiological agents of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), a prevalent systemic mycosis in Latin America. The Paracoccidioides lutzii response to oxidative stress is largely unexplored. Thioredoxins (TRX) are involved in the regulation of the redox environment in the cell, responding to oxidative stress in several organisms. In this study, we describe the isolation and characterization of a cDNA encoding a thioredoxin 1 from yeast cells from P. lutzii. The cDNA codes for a 12kDa protein containing the characteristic thioredoxin active site...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528133/chemical-synthesis-of-flower-like-hybrid-cu-oh-2-cuo-electrode-application-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-and-triton-x-100-to-enhance-supercapacitor-performance
#9
S K Shinde, V J Fulari, D-Y Kim, N C Maile, R R Koli, H D Dhaygude, G S Ghodake
In this research article, we report hybrid nanomaterials of copper hydroxide/copper oxide (Cu(OH)2/CuO). A thin films were prepared by using a facile and cost-effective successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) method. As-synthesized and hybrid Cu(OH)2/CuO with two different surfactants polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and triton-X 100 (TRX-100) was prepared having distinct morphological, structural, and supercapacitor properties. The surface of the thin film samples were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
May 9, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512695/arsenic-induces-thioredoxin-1-and-apoptosis-in-human-liver-hhl-5-cells
#10
Yuanyuan Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yanhui Gao, Wei Zhang, Xiaohui Cui, Junqiu Liu, Yudan Wei
To further characterize the mechanisms underlying liver toxicity induced by arsenic, we examined in this study the effect of arsenic on thioredoxin (Trx) and the apoptotic signaling pathways in human liver HHL-5 cells. The cells were treated with 0, 2, 5, and 10 μM of sodium arsenite for 24 h, and the changes of Trx1 and thioredoxin reductase (TrxR1) as well as intracellular ROS and apoptosis were examined. A concentration-dependent increase in mRNA and protein levels of Trx1 and TrxR1 was observed in arsenic-treated cells...
May 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505020/the-role-of-thioredoxin-1-in-suppression-sepsis-through-inhibiting-mitochondrial-induced-apoptosis-in-spleen
#11
Guobing Chen, Xiang Li, Mengbing Huang, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Ye Li, Xiaoqin Mao, Jie Bai
Sepsis is a serious public health issue and the leading cause of death in critically ill patients in intensive care units. Thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1) is a protein of regulating redox, as well as a modulator of inflammation and apoptosis. Our previous study reported that Trx-1 decreased endoplasmic reticulum-mediated inflammation involved in lung in a model of experimental sepsis. However, its effect on mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis in spleen has not been reported. We studied whether Trx-1 could prevent spleen cells apoptosis in sepsis...
June 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500266/n-terminal-thioredoxin-reductase-domains-and-thioredoxins-act-concertedly-in-seedling-development
#12
Valle Ojeda, Juan M Pérez-Ruiz, María-Cruz González, Victoria A Nájera, Mariam Sahrawy, Antonio Jesús Serrato, Peter Geigenberger, Francisco J Cejudo
Thiol-dependent redox regulation of enzyme activity plays a central role in the rapid acclimation of chloroplast metabolism to ever fluctuating light availability. This regulatory mechanism relies on ferredoxin (Fdx) reduced by the photosynthetic electron transport chain, which fuels reducing power to thioredoxins (Trxs) via a Fdx-dependent Trx reductase (FTR). In addition, chloroplasts harbour an NADPH-dependent Trx reductase, which has a joint Trx domain at the C-terminus, termed NTRC. Thus, a relevant issue in chloroplast function is to establish the relationship between these two redox systems and its impact on plant development...
May 12, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489026/redox-regulation-of-the-tumor-suppressor-pten-by-hydrogen-peroxide-and-tert-butyl-hydroperoxide
#13
Ying Zhang, Seong-Jeong Han, Iha Park, Inyoung Kim, Kee-Oh Chay, Seok Mo Kim, Dong Il Jang, Tae-Hoon Lee, Seung-Rock Lee
Organic peroxides and hydroperoxides are skin tumor promoters. Free radical derivatives from these compounds are presumed to be the prominent mediators of tumor promotion. However, the molecular targets of these species are unknown. Phosphatase and tensin homologs deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) are tumor suppressors that play important roles in cell growth, proliferation, and cell survival by negative regulation of phosphoinositol-3-kinase/protein kinase B signaling. PTEN is reversibly oxidized in various cells by exogenous and endogenous hydrogen peroxide...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483515/thioredoxin-1-promotes-colorectal-cancer-invasion-and-metastasis-through-crosstalk-with-s100p
#14
Feiyan Lin, Peili Zhang, Zhigui Zuo, Fule Wang, Ruichun Bi, Wenjing Shang, Aihua Wu, Ju Ye, Shaotang Li, Xuecheng Sun, Jianbo Wu, Lei Jiang
Thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1) is a small redox-regulating protein, which plays an important role in several cellular functions. Despite recent advances in understanding the biology of Trx-1, the role of Trx-1 and its underlying signaling mechanism in colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis have not been extensively studied. In this study, we observed that Trx-1 expression is increased in CRC tissues compared to the paired non-cancerous tissues and is significantly correlated with clinical staging, lymph node metastasis and poor survival...
May 5, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470597/harnessing-the-profinity-exact%C3%A2-system-for-expression-and-purification-of-heterologous-proteins-in-e-coli
#15
Yoav Peleg, Vadivel Prabahar, Dominika Bednarczyk, Tamar Unger
Highly purified recombinant proteins in large quantities are valuable material for biochemical and structural studies. To achieve this goal, versatile tools were developed to increase the expression of the recombinant proteins and to facilitate the purification process. Fusion tags are commonly used for enhancing expression and solubility and some can be used in the purification process. However, these tags may need to be removed by treatment with specific proteases in order to obtain the tag-free protein. The Profinity eXact™ system provides an alternative system for a fusion tag, enhancing expression and purification in one-step...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461233/inhibition-of-reductase-systems-by-2-aapa-modulates-peroxiredoxin-oxidation-and-mitochondrial-function-in-a172-glioblastoma-cells
#16
Luiz Felipe de Souza, Ariana Ern Schmitz, Luana Caroline Schüler da Silva, Karen Andrinéia de Oliveira, Cláudia Beatriz Nedel, Carla Inês Tasca, Andreza Fabro de Bem, Marcelo Farina, Alcir Luiz Dafre
Thiol homeostasis has a critical role in the maintenance of proper cellular functions and survival, being coordinated by the action of several reductive enzymes, including glutathione (GSH)/glutathione reductase (GR) and thioredoxin (Trx)/thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) systems. Here, we investigated the effects of the GR inhibitor 2-acetylamino-3-[4-(2-acetylamino-2-carboxyethylsulfanylthiocarbonylamino)phenylthiocarbamoylsulfanyl]propionic acid (2-AAPA) on the activity of thiol reductases (GR and TrxR), redox balance and mitochondrial function of A172 glioblastoma cells...
April 29, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461071/host-oxidative-folding-pathways-offer-novel-anti-chikungunya-virus-drug-targets-with-broad-spectrum-potential
#17
Rose M Langsjoen, Albert J Auguste, Shannan L Rossi, Christopher M Roundy, Heidy N Penate, Maria Kastis, Matthew K Schnizlein, Kevin C Le, Sherry L Haller, Rubing Chen, Stanley J Watowich, Scott C Weaver
Alphaviruses require conserved cysteine residues for proper folding and assembly of the E1 and E2 envelope glycoproteins, and likely depend on host protein disulfide isomerase-family enzymes (PDI) to aid in facilitating disulfide bond formation and isomerization in these proteins. Here, we show that in human HEK293 cells, commercially available inhibitors of PDI or modulators thereof (thioredoxin reductase, TRX-R; endoplasmic reticulum oxidoreductin-1, ERO-1) inhibit the replication of CHIKV chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in vitro in a dose-dependent manner...
April 28, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447047/replacement-of-threonine-55-with-glycine-decreases-the-reduction-rate-of-ostrx20-by-glutathione
#18
Mitra Roodgar-Nashta, Azar Shahpiri
Thioredoxins (Trxs) are small ubiquitous oxidoreductase proteins with two redox-active Cys residues in a conserved active site (WCG/PPC) that regulate numerous target proteins via thiol/disulfide exchanges in the cells of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The isoforms OsTrx23 with a typical active site (WCGPC) and OsTrx20 with an atypical active site (WCTPC) are two Trx h- type isoforms in rice that were previously found to be reduced by NADPH-dependent thioredoxin reductase and GSH/Grx system, respectively. In the present work the reduction of mutants G41TOsTrx23, T55GOsTrx20, K48DOsTrx20 and T55G-K48D OsTrx20 as well as wild types OsTrx23 and OsTrx20 were tested in the reaction containing either NADPH/NTR or glutathione (GSH)...
March 2017: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445781/mitochondrial-ros-control-of-cancer
#19
REVIEW
María Del Pilar Sosa Idelchik, Ulrike Begley, Thomas J Begley, J Andrés Melendez
Mitochondria serves a primary role in energy maintenance but also function to govern levels of mitochondria-derived reactive oxygen species (mROS). ROS have long been established to play a critical role in tumorigenesis and are now considered to be integral to the regulation of diverse signaling networks that drive proliferation, tumor cell survival and malignant progression. mROS can damage DNA, activate oncogenes, block the function of tumor suppressors and drive migratory signaling. The mitochondrion's oxidant scavenging systems including SOD2, Grx2, GPrx, Trx and TrxR are key of the cellular redox tone...
April 23, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444333/a-non-classical-member-of-the-protein-disulfide-isomerase-family-pdi7-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-localizes-to-the-cis-golgi-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-membranes
#20
Christen Y L Yuen, Pengfei Wang, Byung-Ho Kang, Kristie Matsumoto, David A Christopher
Members of the protein disulfide isomerase (PDI)-C subfamily are chimeric proteins containing the thioredoxin (Trx) domain of PDIs, and the conserved N- and C-terminal Pfam domains of Erv41p/Erv46p-type cargo receptors. They are unique to plants and chromalveolates. The Arabidopsis genome encodes three PDI-C isoforms: PDI7, PDI12 and PDI13. Here we demonstrate that PDI7 is a 65 kDa integral membrane glycoprotein expressed throughout many Arabidopsis tissues. Using a PDI7-specific antibody, we show through immunoelectron microscopy that PDI7 localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi membranes in wild-type root tip cells, and was also detected in vesicles...
June 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
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