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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063949/vitamin-d-supplementation-inhibits-oxidative-stress-and-upregulate-sirt1-ampk-glut4-cascade-in-high-glucose-treated-3t3l1-adipocytes-and-in-adipose-tissue-of-high-fat-diet-fed-diabetic-mice
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Prasenjit Manna, Arunkumar E Achari, Sushil K Jain
This study examined the hypothesis that vitamin-D prevents oxidative stress and upregulates glucose metabolism via activating insulin-independent signaling molecules in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and in high fat diet (HFD)-fed mice. To investigate the mechanism 3T3L1 adipocytes were treated with high glucose (HG, 25 mM) and 1,25(OH)2D3 (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) (0-50 nM). Results showed that 1,25(OH)2D3 supplementation decreased NOX4 expression, ROS production, NF-κB phosphorylation, and increased the expression of Nrf2 and Trx in HG-treated cells...
January 4, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018608/digenic-mutations-of-human-ocrl-paralogs-in-dent-s-disease-type-2-associated-with-chiari-i-malformation
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Daniel Duran, Sheng Chih Jin, Tyrone DeSpenza, Carol Nelson-Williams, Andrea G Cogal, Elizabeth W Abrash, Peter C Harris, John C Lieske, Serena Je Shimshak, Shrikant Mane, Kaya Bilguvar, Michael L DiLuna, Murat Günel, Richard P Lifton, Kristopher T Kahle
OCRL1 and its paralog INPP5B encode phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphatases that localize to the primary cilium and have roles in ciliogenesis. Mutations in OCRL1 cause the X-linked Dent disease type 2 (DD2; OMIM# 300555), characterized by low-molecular weight proteinuria, hypercalciuria, and the variable presence of cataracts, glaucoma and intellectual disability without structural brain anomalies. Disease-causing mutations in INPP5B have not been described in humans. Here, we report the case of an 11-year-old boy with short stature and an above-average IQ; severe proteinuria, hypercalciuria and osteopenia resulting in a vertebral compression fracture; and Chiari I malformation with cervico-thoracic syringohydromyelia requiring suboccipital decompression...
2016: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003865/skin-aging-dependent-activation-of-the-pi3k-signaling-pathway-via-downregulation-of-pten-increases-intracellular-ros-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Eun-Mi Noh, Jinny Park, Hwa-Ryung Song, Jeong-Mi Kim, Minok Lee, Hyun-Kyung Song, On-Yu Hong, Pyoung H Whang, Myung-Kwan Han, Kang-Beom Kwon, Jong-Suk Kim, Young-Rae Lee
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a major role in both chronological aging and photoaging. ROS induce skin aging through their damaging effect on cellular constituents. However, the origins of ROS have not been fully elucidated. We investigated that ROS generation of replicative senescent fibroblasts is generated by the modulation of phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-triphosphate (PIP3) metabolism. Reduction of the PTEN protein, which dephosphorylates PIP3, was responsible for maintaining a high level of PIP3 in replicative cells and consequently mediated the activation of the phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960076/a-plasma-membrane-template-for-macropinocytic-cups
#4
Douwe M Veltman, Thomas D Williams, Gareth Bloomfield, Bi-Chang Chen, Eric Betzig, Robert H Insall, Robert R Kay
Macropinocytosis is a fundamental mechanism that allows cells to take up extracellular liquid into large vesicles. It critically depends on the formation of a ring of protrusive actin beneath the plasma membrane, which develops into the macropinocytic cup. We show that macropinocytic cups in Dictyostelium are organised around coincident intense patches of PIP3, active Ras and active Rac. These signalling patches are invariably associated with a ring of active SCAR/WAVE at their periphery, as are all examined structures based on PIP3 patches, including phagocytic cups and basal waves...
December 13, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933776/regulation-of-a-coupled-marcks-pi3k-lipid-kinase-circuit-by-calmodulin-single-molecule-analysis-of-a-membrane-bound-signaling-module
#5
Brian P Ziemba, G Hayden Swisher, Glenn Masson, John E Burke, Roger L Williams, Joseph J Falke
Amoeboid cells that employ chemotaxis to travel up an attractant gradient possess a signaling network assembled on the leading edge of the plasma membrane that senses the gradient and remodels the actin mesh and cell membrane to drive movement in the appropriate direction. In leukocytes such as macrophages and neutrophils, and perhaps in other amoeboid cells as well, the leading edge network includes a positive feedback loop in which the signaling of multiple pathway components is cooperatively coupled. Cytoplasmic Ca(2+) is a recently recognized component of the feedback loop at the leading edge where it stimulates phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) and the production of its product signaling lipid phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PIP3)...
November 22, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919433/sodc-modulates-ras-and-pkb-signaling-in-dictyostelium
#6
Boris Castillo, Seon-Hee Kim, Mujataba Sharief, Tong Sun, Lou W Kim
We have previously reported that the basal RasG activity is aberrantly high in cells lacking Superoxide dismutase C (SodC). Here we report that other Ras proteins such as RasC and RasD activities are not affected in sodC(-) cells and mutagenesis studies showed that the presence of the Cys(118) in the Ras proteins is essential for the superoxide-mediated activation of Ras proteins in Dictyostelium. In addition to the loss of SodC, lack of extracellular magnesium ions increased the level of intracellular superoxide and active RasG proteins...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902465/gene-and-microrna-modulation-upon-trabectedin-treatment-in-a-human-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-paired-patient-derived-xenograft-and-cell-line
#7
Caterina Peraldo Neia, Giuliana Cavalloni, Giovanna Chiorino, Paola Ostano, Massimo Aglietta, Francesco Leone
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is an aggressive and lethal malignancy with limited therapeutic options. Trabectedin has a high antitumor activity in preclinical models of biliary tract carcinoma (BTC), being a promising alternative treatment. Here, we studied the effect of trabectedin at transcriptomic level on an ICC patient derived xenograft (PDX) and on the derived cell line, MT-CHC01. Further, putative targets of trabectedin were explored in the in vitro model. In vitro, trabectedin inhibited genes involved in protein modification, neurogenesis, migration, and motility; it induced the expression of genes involved in keratinization, tissues development, and apoptotic processes...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897158/iqgap1-makes-pi-3-k-signalling-as-easy-as-pip-pip2-pip3
#8
Lucia E Rameh, Ashley M Mackey
Despite being one of the most studied signalling pathways, precisely how phospholipid synthesis is regulated in the phosphoinositide signalling cascade remains unclear. The scaffold protein IQGAP1 is now shown to orchestrate the assembly of a multi-enzyme complex that streamlines PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 synthesis to facilitate Akt activation in response to extracellular stimuli.
November 29, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896420/level-of-agreement-between-three-dimensional-volumetric-ultrasound-and-real-time-conventional-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-synovitis-tenosynovitis-and-erosions-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Carlos Acebes, Neil McKay, Anna Ciechomska, Nicola Alcorn, John P Harvie, Barbara Robson, Nico Groenendijk, Moira McDonald, Alison Wilson, Jesus Garrido
The aim of the study was to assess agreement between three-dimensional volumetric ultrasound (3D US) performed by inexperienced staff and real-time conventional ultrasound (2D US) performed by experienced rheumatologists in detecting and scoring rheumatoid arthritis (RA) lesions. Thirty-one RA patients underwent examination of seven joints by 2D and 3D US for synovitis and tenosynovitis in B and PD modes and erosions in B mode. A global score for synovitis and global counts for synovitis, tenosynovitis and erosions were also calculated for every patient...
November 28, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872195/estrogen-receptors-and-signaling-in-fibroids-role-in-pathobiology-and-therapeutic-implications
#10
Mostafa A Borahay, Mehmet R Asoglu, Aymara Mas, Sarah Adam, Gokhan S Kilic, Ayman Al-Hendy
Uterine fibroids are the most common gynecologic tumors with a significant medical and financial burden. Several genetic, hormonal, and biological factors have been shown to contribute to the development and growth of fibroid tumors. Of these factors, estrogen is particularly critical since fibroids are considered estrogen dependent because no prepubertal cases have been described in the literature and tumors tend to regress after menopause. Understanding the role of estrogen in fibroids is not only important for understanding the pathobiology of fibroids but also for the development of successful therapeutics...
November 20, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852846/a-transformation-defective-polyomavirus-middle-t-antigen-with-a-novel-defect-in-pi3-kinase-signaling
#11
Deborah Denis, Cecile Rouleau, Brian S Schaffhausen
: Middle T antigen (MT), the principal oncoprotein of murine polyomavirus, transforms by association with cellular proteins. PP2A, YAP, Src family tyrosine kinases, Shc, phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) and PLCγ1 have all been implicated in MT transformation. Mutant dl1015, deleting residues 338-347 in the C-terminal region, has been an enigma, because the basis for its transformation defect has not been apparent. This work probes the dl1015 region of MT. Because the region is proline rich, the hypothesis that it targets SH3 domains was tested, but mutation of the putative SH3 binding motif did not affect transformation...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799542/cilia-have-high-camp-levels-that-are-inhibited-by-sonic-hedgehog-regulated-calcium-dynamics
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Bryn S Moore, Ann N Stepanchick, Paul H Tewson, Cassandra M Hartle, Jin Zhang, Anne Marie Quinn, Thomas E Hughes, Tooraj Mirshahi
Protein kinase A (PKA) phosphorylates Gli proteins, acting as a negative regulator of the Hedgehog pathway. PKA was recently detected within the cilium, and PKA activity specifically in cilia regulates Gli processing. Using a cilia-targeted genetically encoded sensor, we found significant basal PKA activity. Using another targeted sensor, we measured basal ciliary cAMP that is fivefold higher than whole-cell cAMP. The elevated basal ciliary cAMP level is a result of adenylyl cyclase 5 and 6 activity that depends on ciliary phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate (PIP3), not stimulatory G protein (Gαs), signaling...
November 15, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666481/phosphatidylinositol-3-4-5-trisphosphate-binds-to-sortilin-and-competes-with-neurotensin-implications-for-very-low-density-lipoprotein-binding
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Robert P Sparks, Jermaine L Jenkins, Gregory E Miner, Yan Wang, Wayne C Guida, Charles E Sparks, Rutilio A Fratti, Janet D Sparks
Sortilin is a multi-ligand sorting receptor that interacts with B100-containing VLDL and LDL as well as other ligands including neurotensin (NT). The current study investigates the hypothesis that phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate (PIP3) generated downstream of insulin action can directly bind to sortilin. NT binds to sortilin at a well characterized site via its carboxy terminus (C-term). Using a crystal structure of human sortilin (hsortilin), PIP3 is predicted to bind at this C-term site. Binding of PIP3 to hsortilin is demonstrated using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) flowing PIP3 nanodiscs over immobilized hsortilin...
October 21, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606721/differential-receptor-dependencies-expression-and-significance-of-muscarinic-m1-receptors-in-the-biology-of-prostate-cancer
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Abdul Mannan Baig, Naveed A Khan, Vardah Effendi, Zohaib Rana, H R Ahmad, Farhat Abbas
Recent reports on acetylcholine muscarinic receptor subtype 3 (CHRM3) have shown its growth-promoting role in prostate cancer. Additional studies report the proliferative effect of the cholinergic agonist carbachol on prostate cancer by its agonistic action on CHRM3. This study shows that the type 1 acetylcholine muscarinic receptor (CHRM1) contributes toward the proliferation and growth of prostate cancer. We used growth and cytotoxic assays, the prostate cancer microarray database and CHRM downstream pathways' homology of CHRM subtypes to uncover multiple signals leading to the growth of prostate cancer...
January 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601656/in-b-cells-phosphatidylinositol-5-phosphate-4-kinase-%C3%AE-synthesizes-pi-4-5-p2-to-impact-mtorc2-and-akt-signaling
#15
Simon J Bulley, Alaa Droubi, Jonathan H Clarke, Karen E Anderson, Len R Stephens, Phillip T Hawkins, Robin F Irvine
Phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate 4-kinases (PI5P4Ks) are enigmatic lipid kinases with physiological functions that are incompletely understood, not the least because genetic deletion and cell transfection have led to contradictory data. Here, we used the genetic tractability of DT40 cells to create cell lines in which endogenous PI5P4Kα was removed, either stably by genetic deletion or transiently (within 1 h) by tagging the endogenous protein genomically with the auxin degron. In both cases, removal impacted Akt phosphorylation, and by leaving one PI5P4Kα allele present but mutating it to be kinase-dead or have PI4P 5-kinase activity, we show that all of the effects on Akt phosphorylation were dependent on the ability of PI5P4Kα to synthesize phosphatidylinositol (4,5)-bisphosphate [PI(4,5)P2] rather than to remove PI5P...
September 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582428/the-impact-of-heterogeneity-in-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-pathway-in-human-cancer-and-possible-therapeutic-treatments
#16
William Wang, Jiapei Lv, Lingyan Wang, Xiangdong Wang, Ling Ye
Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA) plays a crucial role in the initiation and progress of cancerous tumors through the overexpression of the PI3K pathway promoting uncontrollable levels of cell proliferation. In addition only Class I PI3K has been discovered to be involved in human cancer due to its unique ability to produce phosphoinositide 3,4,5 trisphosphate (PIP3), which has been discovered to play a crucial role in human oncogenesis. The role of PIK3CA is lucubrated in breast cancer and gastric cancer, but is not well characterized in lung diseases...
August 28, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566939/phosphoproteomic-analyses-of-interleukin-2-signaling-reveal-integrated-jak-kinase-dependent-and-independent-networks-in-cd8-t-cells
#17
Sarah H Ross, Christina Rollings, Karen E Anderson, Phillip T Hawkins, Len R Stephens, Doreen A Cantrell
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a fundamental cytokine that controls proliferation and differentiation of T cells. Here, we used high-resolution mass spectrometry to generate a comprehensive and detailed map of IL-2 protein phosphorylations in cytotoxic T cells (CTL). The data revealed that Janus kinases (JAKs) couple IL-2 receptors to the coordinated phosphorylation of transcription factors, regulators of chromatin, mRNA translation, GTPases, vesicle trafficking, and the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton. We identified an IL-2-JAK-independent SRC family Tyr-kinase-controlled signaling network that regulates ∼10% of the CTL phosphoproteome, the production of phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate (PIP3), and the activity of the serine/threonine kinase AKT...
September 20, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531651/coincident-signals-from-gpcrs-and-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-are-uniquely-transduced-by-pi3k%C3%AE-in-myeloid-cells
#18
Daniel M Houslay, Karen E Anderson, Tamara Chessa, Suhasini Kulkarni, Ralph Fritsch, Julian Downward, Jonathan M Backer, Len R Stephens, Phillip T Hawkins
Class I phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) catalyze production of the lipid messenger phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PIP3), which plays a central role in a complex signaling network regulating cell growth, survival, and movement. This network is overactivated in cancer and inflammation, and there is interest in determining the PI3K catalytic subunit (p110α, p110β, p110γ, or p110δ) that should be targeted in different therapeutic contexts. Previous studies have defined unique regulatory inputs for p110β, including direct interaction with Gβγ subunits, Rac, and Rab5...
2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514802/assays-to-measure-pten-lipid-phosphatase-activity-in-vitro-from-purified-enzyme-or-immunoprecipitates
#19
Laura Spinelli, Nicholas R Leslie
PTEN is a one of the most frequently mutated tumor suppressors in human cancers. It is essential for regulating diverse biological processes and through its lipid phosphatase activity regulates the PI 3-Kinase signaling pathway. Sensitive phosphatase assays are employed to study the catalytic activity of PTEN against phospholipid substrates. Here we describe protocols to assay PTEN lipid phosphatase activity using either purified enzyme (purified PTEN lipid phosphatase assay) or PTEN immunopurified from tissues or cultured cells (cellular IP PTEN lipid phosphatase assay) against vesicles containing radiolabeled PIP3 substrate...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27505897/local-ras-activation-pten-pattern-and-global-actin-flow-in-the-chemotactic-responses-of-oversized-cells
#20
Markus Lange, Jana Prassler, Mary Ecke, Annette Müller-Taubenberger, Günther Gerisch
Chemotactic responses of eukaryotic cells require a signal processing system that translates an external gradient of attractant into directed motion. To challenge the response system to its limits, we increased the size of Dictyostelium discoideum cells by using electric-pulse-induced fusion. Large cells formed multiple protrusions at different sites along the gradient of chemoattractant, independently turned towards the gradient and competed with each other. Finally, these cells succeeded to re-establish polarity by coordinating front and tail activities...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
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