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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444163/the-effect-of-nutramiltm-complex-food-for-special-medical-purpose-on-breast-and-prostate-carcinoma-cells
#1
Aneta A Koronowicz, Mariola Drozdowska, Barbara Wielgos, Ewelina Piasna-Słupecka, Dominik Domagała, Joanna Dulińska-Litewka, Teresa Leszczyńska
NutramilTM Complex is a multicomponent food product that meets the requirements of a food for special medical purpose. As a complete, high-energy diet it consists of properly balanced nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of NutramilTM Complex on breast and prostate carcinoma cells. Our results showed that NutramilTM Complex reduced the viability and proliferation of breast and prostate cancer cells and that this process was associated with the induction of apoptosis via activation of caspase signalling...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442224/vitamin-c-and-sodium-bicarbonate-enhance-the-antioxidant-ability-of-h9c2-cells-and-induce-hsps-to-relieve-heat-stress
#2
Bin Yin, Shu Tang, Jiarui Sun, Xiaohui Zhang, Jiao Xu, Liangjiao Di, Zhihong Li, Yurong Hu, Endong Bao
Heat stress is exacerbated by global warming and affects human and animal health, leading to heart damage caused by imbalances in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the antioxidant system, acid-base chemistry, electrolytes and respiratory alkalosis. Vitamin C scavenges excess ROS, and sodium bicarbonate maintains acid-base and electrolyte balance, and alleviates respiratory alkalosis. Herein, we explored the ability of vitamin C alone and in combination with equimolar sodium bicarbonate (Vitamin C-Na) to stimulate endogenous antioxidants and heat shock proteins (HSPs) to relieve heat stress in H9C2 cells...
February 13, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424489/hsp27-associates-with-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-stemness-and-radioresistance-of-salivary-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
#3
Wei Chen, Xiaohua Ren, Jiashun Wu, Xiaolei Gao, Xiao Cen, Shasha Wang, Surui Sheng, Qianming Chen, Ya-Jie Tang, Xin-Hua Liang, Ya-Ling Tang
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been shown to associate with cancer stem cells and radioresistance. However, it is obscure whether EMT itself or specific EMT regulators play causal roles in these properties of salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC). Here, we exhibited that overexpression of HSP27 drove the migration and invasion, induced EMT, as well as mediated TGF-β1-induced EMT in SACC cells, accompanying the up-regulation of Snail1 and Prrx1. Conversely, HSP27 silencing reduced the migration and invasion and contributed to MET of SACC cells...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421151/fractional-excretion-as-a-new-marker-of-tubular-damage-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#4
Kinga Musiał, Danuta Zwolińska
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP), retinol-binding protein (RBP)4, and heat shock proteins (hsp) are markers of tubular function and apoptosis, accompanying chronic kidney disease (CKD) from its earliest stages. Fractional excretion of proteins with urine is a marker of tubular damage. The aim of study was to assess the usefulness of fractional excretion (FE) of VDBP, RBP4, HSF1 and Hsp27 as markers of tubular damage in the course of CKD. METHODS: The study group consisted of 70 children with CKD stages 1-5, treated conservatively, and 12 age-matched controls with normal kidney function...
February 6, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416717/phosphorylated-heat-shock-protein-27-as-a-potential-biomarker-to-predict-the-role-of-chemotherapy-induced-autophagy-in-osteosarcoma-response-to-therapy
#5
Janice M Santiago-O'Farrill, Eugenie S Kleinerman, Mario G Hollomon, Andrew Livingston, Wei-Lien Wang, Jen-Wei Tsai, Nancy B Gordon
Autophagy is a catabolic process involved in cellular homeostasis. Autophagy is increased above homeostatic levels by chemotherapy, and this can either promote or inhibit tumor growth. We previously demonstrated that aerosol gemcitabine (GCB) has a therapeutic effect against osteosarcoma (OS) lung metastases. However, some tumor cells failed to respond to the treatment and persisted as isolated lung metastasis. Here, we examined the mechanisms underlying the dual role of chemotherapy-induced autophagy in OS and sought to identify biomarkers to predict OS response to treatment...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404728/earthworm-coelomocyte-extracellular-traps-structural-and-functional-similarities-with-neutrophil-nets
#6
REVIEW
Joanna Homa
Invertebrate immunity is associated with natural mechanisms that include cellular and humoral elements, similar to those that play a role in vertebrate innate immune responses. Formation of extracellular traps (ETs) is a newly discovered mechanism to combat pathogens, operating not only in vertebrate leucocytes but also in invertebrate immune cells. The ET components include extracellular DNA (exDNA), antimicrobial proteins and histones. Formation of mammalian ETs depends on enzymes such as neutrophil elastase, myeloperoxidase, the citrullination of histones and protease activity...
February 5, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402793/regulation-of-endothelial-permeability-by-glutathione-s-transferase-pi-against-actin-polymerization
#7
Yang Yang, Fangyuan Yin, Qiyun Hang, Xiaoliang Dong, Jiao Chen, Ling Li, Peng Cao, Zhimin Yin, Lan Luo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Inflammation-induced injury of the endothelial barrier occurs in several pathological conditions, including atherosclerosis, ischemia, and sepsis. Endothelial cytoskeleton rearrangement is an important pathological mechanism by which inflammatory stimulation triggers an increase of vascular endothelial permeability. However, the mechanism maintaining endothelial cell barrier function against inflammatory stress is not fully understood. Glutathione S-transferase pi (GSTpi) exists in various types of cells and protects them against different stresses...
January 22, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383885/increased-fxyd1-and-pgc-1%C3%AE-mrna-after-blood-flow-restricted-running-is-related-to-fibre-type-specific-ampk-signalling-and-oxidative-stress-in-human-muscle
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Danny Christiansen, Robyn M Murphy, Jens Bangsbo, Christos G Stathis, David J Bishop
AIM: This study explored the effects of blood flow restriction (BFR) on mRNA responses of PGC-1α (total, 1α1, and 1α4) and Na+ ,K+ -ATPase isoforms (NKA; α1-3 , β1-3 , and FXYD1) to an interval running session, and determined if these effects were related to increased oxidative stress, hypoxia, and fibre type-specific AMPK and CaMKII signalling, in human skeletal muscle. METHODS: In a randomised, crossover fashion, eight healthy men (26 ± 5 y and 57.4 ± 6...
January 31, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383398/methamphetamine-withdrawal-induces-activation-of-crf-neurons-in-the-brain-stress-system-in-parallel-with-an-increased-activity-of-cardiac-sympathetic-pathways
#9
Juan Antonio García-Carmona, Polymnia Georgiou, Panos Zanos, Alexis Bailey, Maria Luisa Laorden
Methamphetamine (METH) addiction is a major public health problem in some countries. There is evidence to suggest that METH use is associated with increased risk of developing cardiovascular problems. Here, we investigated the effects of chronic METH administration and withdrawal on the activation of the brain stress system and cardiac sympathetic pathways. Mice were treated with METH (2 mg/kg, i.p.) for 10 days and left to spontaneous withdraw for 7 days. The number of corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF), c-Fos, and CRF/c-Fos neurons was measured by immunohistochemistry in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) and the oval region of the bed nucleus of stria terminalis (ovBNST), two regions associated with cardiac sympathetic control...
January 30, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382725/the-small-heat-shock-protein-hsp27-binds-%C3%AE-synuclein-fibrils-preventing-elongation-and-cytotoxicity
#10
Dezerae Cox, Daniel R Whiten, James Brown, Mathew H Horrocks, Rebecca San Gil, Christopher M Dobson, David Klenerman, Antoine M van Oijen, Heath Ecroyd
Proteostasis, or protein homeostasis, encompasses the maintenance of the conformational and functional integrity of the proteome and involves an integrated network of cellular pathways. Molecular chaperones, such as the small heat shock proteins (sHsps), are a key element of the proteostasis network that have crucial roles in inhibiting the aggregation of misfolded proteins. Failure of the proteostasis network can lead to the accumulation of misfolded proteins into intra- and extracellular deposits. Deposits containing fibrillar forms of α- synuclein (α-syn) are characteristic of neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363670/noxa-hsp27-complex-delays-degradation-of-ubiquitylated-ikb%C3%AE-in-airway-epithelial-cells-to-reduce-pulmonary-inflammation
#11
C Zhang, J T Jones, H S Chand, M G Wathelet, C M Evans, B Dickey, J Xiang, Y A Mebratu, Y Tesfaigzi
IFN-γ is known as a pro-inflammatory cytokine, but can also block inflammation in certain chronic diseases although the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. We found that IFN-γ rapidly induced Noxa expression and that extent of inflammation by repeated house dust mite exposure was enhanced in noxa-/- compared with noxa+/+ mice. Noxa expression blocked transforming necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)-induced nuclear translocation of nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) and the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines...
January 24, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359393/a-novel-kinase-function-of-a-nucleoside-diphosphate-kinase-homolog-in-p-gingivalis-is-critical-in-subversion-of-host-cell-apoptosis-by-targeting-heat-shock-protein-27
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Jungnam Lee, JoAnn S Roberts, Kalina R Atanasova, Nityananda Chowdhury, Özlem Yilmaz
We have previously shown that a homolog of a conserved Nucleoside-diphosphate-kinase (Ndk) family of multifunctional enzymes and secreted molecule in Porphyromonas gingivalis can modulate selective host molecular pathways including downregulation of reactive-oxygen-species generation to promote bacterial survival in human gingival-epithelial-cells (GECs). In this study, we describe a novel kinase function for bacterial effector, P. gingivalis-Ndk, in abrogating epithelial cell death by phosphorylating Heat-shock-protein-27 (HSP27) in GECs...
January 22, 2018: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345424/a-fluorescence-based-sensor-assay-that-monitors-general-protein-aggregation-in-human-cells
#13
Marisa Pereira, Diogo Tomé, Ana S Domingues, Ana S Varanda, Cristiana Paulo, Manuel A S Santos, Ana R Soares
Protein conformational disorders are characterized by disruption of protein folding and toxic accumulation of protein aggregates. Here we describe a sensitive and simple method to follow and monitor general protein aggregation in human cells. Heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) is an oligomeric small heat shock protein that binds and keeps unfolded proteins in a folding competent state. This high specificity of HSP27 for aggregated proteins can be explored to monitor aggregation in living cells by fusing it to a fluorescent protein as Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)...
January 18, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339463/cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-induced-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-requires-jnk-and-p53-mediated-p38-activation-in-human-trophoblasts
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Hiroaki Inaba, Atsuo Amano, Richard J Lamont, Yukitaka Murakami, Michiyo Matsumoto-Nakano
Porphyromonas gingivalis, a periodontal pathogen, has been implicated as a causative agent of preterm delivery of low-birth-weight infants. We previously reported that P. gingivalis activated cellular DNA damage signaling pathways and ERK1/2 that lead to G1 arrest and apoptosis in extravillous trophoblast cells (HTR-8 cells) derived from the human placenta. In the present study, we further examined alternative signaling pathways mediating cellular damage caused by P. gingivalis. P. gingivalis infection of HTR-8 cells induced phosphorylation of p38 and JNK, while their inhibitors diminished both G1 arrest and apoptosis...
January 16, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330367/characterization-of-human-small-heat-shock-protein-hspb1-%C3%AE-crystallin-domain-localized-mutants-associated-with-hereditary-motor-neuron-diseases
#15
Stephen D Weeks, Lydia K Muranova, Michelle Heirbaut, Steven Beelen, Sergei V Strelkov, Nikolai B Gusev
Congenital mutations in human small heat shock protein HSPB1 (HSP27) have been linked to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a commonly occurring peripheral neuropathy. Understanding the molecular mechanism of such mutations is indispensable towards developing future therapies for this currently incurable disorder. Here we describe the physico-chemical properties of the autosomal dominant HSPB1 mutants R127W, S135F and R136W. Despite having a nominal effect on thermal stability, the three mutations induce dramatic changes to quaternary structure...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328475/heat-shock-protein-27-knockdown-using-nucleotide%C3%A2-based-therapies-enhances-sensitivity-to-5-fu-chemotherapy-in-sw480-human-colon-cancer-cells
#16
Takehiro Shimada, Masashi Tsuruta, Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Koji Okabayashi, Kohei Shigeta, Takashi Ishida, Yusuke Asada, Hirofumi Suzumura, Kaoru Koishikawa, Shingo Akimoto, Yuko Kitagawa
Heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) is a chaperone protein of low molecular weight that is produced in response to various stresses and has a cytoprotective function. In the present study we found that there is a strong correlation between sensitivity to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and the expression of Hsp27 in colorectal cancer. Apatorsen is an antisense oligonucleotide that targets Hsp27 and has various antitumor effects in some types of cancer, such as bladder and prostate. Although several clinical studies are currently studying apatorsen in many malignancies, to date no promising results have been reported for colorectal cancer...
January 3, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328466/knockdown-of-immature-colon-carcinoma-transcript%C3%A2-1-induces-suppression-of-proliferation-s-phase-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-leukemia-cells
#17
Guang-Yao Li, Ji-Zhu Liu, Li Zhang, Guo-Zhen Liu, Shuang-Jing Li, Tai-Wu Xiao, Jing-Xia Wang, Le-Xin Wang, Ming Hou
Immature colon carcinoma transcript 1 (ICT1), a human mitochondrial translation release factor, is a ribosome-dependent codon-independent peptidyl-tRNA hydrolase. ICT1-deficiency has been recognized as a cell growth inhibitor of hepatoblastoma and glioblastoma multiforme. To explore the role of ICT1 in human leukemia, 2 short hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) targeting ICT1 sequences were designed in leukemia U937 cells. The successful infection of ICT1 in the U937 cells was observed under a fluorescence microscope and further quantified by western blotting and quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis...
January 3, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321951/utility-of-the-phenacyl-protecting-group-in-traceless-protein-semisynthesis-through-ligation-desulfurization-chemistry
#18
Maria Matveenko, Stefanie Hackl, Christian F W Becker
Semisynthesis of proteins via expressed protein ligation is a widely applicable method, even more so because of the possibility of ligation at non-cysteine sites using β-mercapto amino acids that can be converted to the corresponding native amino acids by desulfurization. A drawback of this ligation- desulfurization approach is the removal of any unprotected native cysteine residues within the ligated protein segments. Here, we show that the phenacyl (PAc) moiety can be successfully used to protect cysteines within recombinantly generated protein segments...
January 2018: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316513/the-biology-of-male-breast-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Ian S Fentiman
Important differences have begun to emerge concerning the molecular profile of female and male breast cancer which may prove to be of therapeutic value. This review examined all the available data on the genomics of MBC. Most male cancers are ER+ve but without a corresponding increase in PR positivity and only a weaker association with estrogen-controlled markers such as PS2, HSP27 and Cathepsin-D. HER2 +ve cancers are rare in males and the role of androgen receptor is controversial. Although the Luminal A phenotype was the most frequent in both MBC and FBC, no Luminal B or HER2 phenotypes were found in males and the basal phenotype was very rare...
January 6, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307045/a-comparison-of-cell-survival-and-heat-shock-protein-expression-after-radiation-in-normal-dermal-fibroblasts-microvascular-endothelial-cells-and-different-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma-cell-lines
#20
Dominique Muschter, Fabian Geyer, Richard Bauer, Tobias Ettl, Stephan Schreml, Frank Haubner
OBJECTIVES: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) shows increased radioresistance due to the manipulation of homeostatic mechanisms like the heat shock response. This study intended to comparatively analyze effects of ionizing radiation on different HNSCC cell lines (PCI) and normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHFs) and human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (HDMECs) to uncover differences in radiation coping strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Proliferation (BrdU assay), apoptosis (caspase 3/7) and intracellular protein expression of heat shock protein (HSP)-70, and phosphorylated and total HSP27, determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), were analyzed after exposure to increasing doses of ionizing radiation (2, 6, and 12 Gray, Gy)...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
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