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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224023/evaluation-of-liver-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-protein-protein-interaction-networks
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Mohammad Javad Ehsani Ardakani, Akram Safaei, Afsaneh Arefi Oskouie, Hesam Haghparast, Mehrdad Haghazali, Hamid Mohaghegh Shalmani, Hassan Peyvandi, Nosratollah Naderi, Mohammad Reza Zali
AIM: In the current study, we analysised only the articles that investigate serum proteome profile of cirrhosis patients or HCC patients versus healthy controls. BACKGROUND: Increased understanding of cancer biology has enabled identification of molecular events that lead to the discovery of numerous potential biomarkers in diseases. Protein-protein interaction networks is one of aspect that could elevate the understanding level of molecular events and protein connections that lead to the identification of genes and proteins associated with diseases...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194559/selenium-deficiency-induced-injury-in-chicken-muscular-stomach-by-downregulating-selenoproteins
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Xiaodan Huang, Bin Sun, Jiuli Zhang, Yuhong Gao, Guangxing Li, Ying Chang
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of selenium (Se) deficiency on the expression of selenoproteins in chicken muscular stomach and to detect the correlation of selenoproteins with muscular stomach injuries. One-day-old broiler chickens were maintained for 55 days on a normal diet (0.2 mg/kg) or a Se-deficient diet (0.033 mg Se/kg). The expression levels of 25 selenoproteins, heat shock proteins (HSPs), and inflammatory factors were then examined by real-time PCR. Following this, the correlation between selenoproteins, HSPs, and inflammatory factors was analyzed by principal component analysis (PCA)...
February 13, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182330/heat-shock-protein-27-hsp27-hspb1-is-synthetic-lethal-to-cells-with-oncogenic-activation-of-met-egfr-and-braf
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John David Konda, Martina Olivero, Daniele Musiani, Simona Lamba, Maria Flavia Di Renzo
The small Heat Shock Protein of 27 KDa (HSP27) is highly expressed in many cancers and is associated with aggressive tumor behaviour, metastasis, poor prognosis and resistance to chemotherapy. We aimed at assessing the role of HSP27 in modulating responses to target therapies. We selected several oncogene-addicted cancer cell lines, which undergo either cell cycle blockade or cell death in response to agents that target the specific oncogene. Surprisingly, HSP27 suppression alone resulted in the apoptotic death of MET-addicted EBC-1 lung cancer cells, EGFR-addicted colorectal carcinoma DiFi cells and BRAF-addicted colorectal carcinoma COLO205 and OXCO-1 and melanoma COLO741 cells, all of which also undergo death when treated with the specific targeted agent...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168209/familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-in-portugal-new-genes-modulating-age-at-onset
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Diana Santos, Teresa Coelho, Miguel Alves-Ferreira, Jorge Sequeiros, Denisa Mendonça, Isabel Alonso, Carolina Lemos, Alda Sousa
OBJECTIVES: Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP ATTRV30M) shows a wide variation in age-at-onset (AO) between clusters, families, and among generations. We will now explore some candidate genes involved in altered disease pathways in order to assess their role as genetic modifiers of AO, using a family-centered approach. METHODS: We analyzed 62 tagging SNPs from nine genes-NGAL,MMP-9,BGN,MEK1,MEK2,ERK1,ERK2,HSP27, and YWHAZ - in a sample of 318 V30M Portuguese patients (106 families), currently under follow-up...
February 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166285/p38%C3%AE-regulates-actin-cytoskeleton-and-cytokinesis-in-hepatocytes-during-development-and-aging
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Ana M Tormos, Sergio Rius-Pérez, María Jorques, Patricia Rada, Lorena Ramirez, Ángela M Valverde, Ángel R Nebreda, Juan Sastre, Raquel Taléns-Visconti
BACKGROUND: Hepatocyte poliploidization is an age-dependent process, being cytokinesis failure the main mechanism of polyploid hepatocyte formation. Our aim was to study the role of p38α MAPK in the regulation of actin cytoskeleton and cytokinesis in hepatocytes during development and aging. METHODS: Wild type and p38α liver-specific knock out mice at different ages (after weaning, adults and old) were used. RESULTS: We show that p38α MAPK deficiency induces actin disassembly upon aging and also cytokinesis failure leading to enhanced binucleation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166271/transcriptional-deregulation-of-genetic-biomarkers-in-chironomus-riparius-larvae-exposed-to-ecologically-relevant-concentrations-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-dehp
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Óscar Herrero, Gloria Morcillo, Rosario Planelló
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant used worldwide as a plasticizer and solvent in many formulations. Based on available toxicological data, it has been classified as toxic for reproduction and as an endocrine disruptor. Despite this, ecotoxicological studies in aquatic wildlife organisms are still scarce. In the present work, the toxic molecular alterations caused by DEHP in aquatic larvae of the midge Chironomus riparius have been studied, by analyzing the transcriptional activity of genes related to some vital cellular pathways, such as the ribosomal machinery (rpL4, rpL13), the cell stress response (hsc70, hsp70, hsp40, hsp27), the ecdysone hormone pathway (EcR), the energy metabolism (GAPDH), and detoxication processes (CYP4G)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165856/sechsp70-as-a-tool-to-approach-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-and-other-extracellular-amyloids
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Lorena de Mena, Deepak Chhangani, Pedro Fernandez-Funez, Diego E Rincon-Limas
Self-association of amyloidogenic proteins is the main pathological trigger in a wide variety of neurodegenerative disorders. These aggregates are deposited inside or outside the cell due to hereditary mutations, environmental exposures or even normal aging. Cumulative evidence indicates that the heat shock chaperone Hsp70 possesses robust neuroprotection against various intracellular amyloids in Drosophila and mouse models. However, its protective role against extracellular amyloids was largely unknown as its presence outside the cells is very limited...
February 6, 2017: Fly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151480/ripk1-ripk3-promotes-vascular-permeability-to-allow-tumor-cell-extravasation-independent-of-its-necroptotic-function
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Kay Hänggi, Lazaros Vasilikos, Aida Freire Valls, Rosario Yerbes, Janin Knop, Lisanne M Spilgies, Kristy Rieck, Tvisha Misra, John Bertin, Peter J Gough, Thomas Schmidt, Carmen Ruiz de Almodòvar, W Wei-Lynn Wong
Necroptosis is an inflammatory form of programmed cell death requiring receptor-interacting protein kinase 1, 3 (RIPK1, RIPK3) and mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein (MLKL). The kinase of RIPK3 phosphorylates MLKL causing MLKL to form a pore-like structure, allowing intracellular contents to release and cell death to occur. Alternatively, RIPK1 and RIPK3 have been shown to regulate cytokine production directly influencing inflammatory immune infiltrates. Recent data suggest that necroptosis may contribute to the malignant transformation of tumor cells in vivo and we asked whether necroptosis may have a role in the tumor microenvironment altering the ability of the tumor to grow or metastasize...
February 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150434/microrna-577-suppresses-tumor-growth-and-enhances-chemosensitivity-in-colorectal-cancer
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Haiping Jiang, Hui Ju, Lin Zhang, Haijun Lu, Kan Jie
In this work, we aimed to determine the expression and biological functions of microRNA (miR)-577 in colorectal cancer (CRC). The results showed that miR-577 was downregulated in CRC specimens and cell lines. Restoration of miR-577 significantly suppressed the proliferation and colony formation and induced a G0/G1 cell cycle arrest in CRC cells. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU)-resistant SW480 cells (SW480/5-FU) were found to have elevated levels of miR-577. Ectopic expression of miR-577 enhanced 5-FU sensitivity in SW480/5-FU cells...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144778/mammalian-hspb1-hsp27-is-a-molecular-sensor-linked-to-the-physiology-and-environment-of-the-cell
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REVIEW
André-Patrick Arrigo
Constitutively expressed small heat shock protein HspB1 regulates many fundamental cellular processes and plays major roles in many human pathological diseases. In that regard, this chaperone has a huge number of apparently unrelated functions that appear linked to its ability to recognize many client polypeptides that are subsequently modified in their activity and/or half-life. A major parameter to understand how HspB1 is dedicated to interact with particular clients in defined cellular conditions relates to its complex oligomerization and phosphorylation properties...
January 31, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137866/endothelium-targeted-overexpression-of-heat-shock-protein-27-ameliorates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-after-ischemic-brain-injury
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Yejie Shi, Xiaoyan Jiang, Lili Zhang, Hongjian Pu, Xiaoming Hu, Wenting Zhang, Wei Cai, Yanqin Gao, Rehana K Leak, Richard F Keep, Michael V L Bennett, Jun Chen
The damage borne by the endothelial cells (ECs) forming the blood-brain barrier (BBB) during ischemic stroke and other neurological conditions disrupts the structure and function of the neurovascular unit and contributes to poor patient outcomes. We recently reported that structural aberrations in brain microvascular ECs-namely, uncontrolled actin polymerization and subsequent disassembly of junctional proteins, are a possible cause of the early onset BBB breach that arises within 30-60 min of reperfusion after transient focal ischemia...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130664/chaperone-activity-of-human-small-heat-shock-protein-gst-fusion-proteins
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Hannah Arbach, Caley Butler, Kathryn A McMenimen
Small heat shock proteins (sHsps) are a ubiquitous part of the machinery that maintains cellular protein homeostasis by acting as molecular chaperones. sHsps bind to and prevent the aggregation of partially folded substrate proteins in an ATP-independent manner. sHsps are dynamic, forming an ensemble of structures from dimers to large oligomers through concentration-dependent equilibrium dissociation. Based on structural studies and mutagenesis experiments, it is proposed that the dimer is the smallest active chaperone unit, while larger oligomers may act as storage depots for sHsps or play additional roles in chaperone function...
January 27, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101237/heat-shock-factor-2-is-associated-with-the-occurrence-of-lung-cancer-by-enhancing-the-expression-of-heat-shock-proteins
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Yun-Hua Zhong, Hong-Zhong Cheng, Hao Peng, Shi-Cong Tang, Ping Wang
Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly lung cancer. Heat shock proteins and their upstream heat shock factors are involved in the occurrence of cancer and have been widely researched. However, the role of heat shock factor 2 (HSF2) in lung cancer remains unclear. In the present study, expression levels of HSF2 in lung cancer tissues from 50 lung cancer patients were detected by reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and 76% (38/50) were upregulated compared with the matched normal tissues...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088573/heat-shock-proteins-and-cancer-how-can-nanomedicine-be-harnessed
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REVIEW
Félix Sauvage, Samir Messaoudi, Elias Fattal, Gillian Barratt, Juliette Vergnaud-Gauduchon
Heat shock protein (hsp90) is an interesting target for cancer therapy because it is involved in the folding and stabilization of numerous proteins, including many that contribute to the development of cancer. It is part of the chaperone machinery that includes other heat shock proteins (hsp70, hsp27, hsp40) and is mainly localized in the cytosol, although many analogues or isoforms can be found in mitochondrion, endoplasmic reticulum and the cell membrane. Many potential inhibitors of hsp90 have been tested for cancer therapy but their usefulness is limited by their poor solubility in water and their ability to reach the target cells and the correct intracellular compartment...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079228/attenuated-recovery-of-contractile-function-in-aging-hearts-following-global-ischemia-reperfusion-role-of-extracellular-hsp27-and-tlr4
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Lihua Ao, Yufeng Zhai, Chunhua Jin, Joseph C Cleveland, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
BACKGROUND: While cardiac functional recovery is attenuated in the elderly following cardiac surgery with obligatory global myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), the underlying mechanism remains incompletely understood. We observed previously that human and mouse myocardium releases heat shock protein (HSP) 27 during global I/R. Extracellular HSP27 induces myocardial inflammatory response and plays a role in post-ischemic cardiac dysfunction in adult mouse hearts. OBJECTIVE: This study was to determine the role of extracellular HSP27 and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in the attenuated functional recovery in aging mouse hearts following global I/R...
December 19, 2016: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077174/mutant-hspb1-causes-loss-of-translational-repression-by-binding-to-pcbp1-an-rna-binding-protein-with-a-possible-role-in-neurodegenerative-disease
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Thomas Geuens, Vicky De Winter, Nicholas Rajan, Tilmann Achsel, Ligia Mateiu, Leonardo Almeida-Souza, Bob Asselbergh, Delphine Bouhy, Michaela Auer-Grumbach, Claudia Bagni, Vincent Timmerman
The small heat shock protein HSPB1 (Hsp27) is an ubiquitously expressed molecular chaperone able to regulate various cellular functions like actin dynamics, oxidative stress regulation and anti-apoptosis. So far disease causing mutations in HSPB1 have been associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as distal hereditary motor neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Most mutations in HSPB1 target its highly conserved α-crystallin domain, while other mutations affect the C- or N-terminal regions or its promotor...
January 11, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052723/inducing-heat-shock-proteins-enhances-the-stemness-of-frozen-thawed-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells
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Shahensha Shaik, Daniel Hayes, Jeffrey Gimble, Ram Devireddy
Extensive research has been performed to determine the effect of freezing protocol and cryopreservation agents on the viability of ASCs as well other cells. Unfortunately, the conclusion one may draw after decades of research utilizing fundamentally similar cryopreservation techniques is that a barrier exists, which precludes full recovery. We hypothesize that agents capable of inducing a subset of heat shock proteins (HSPs) and chaperones will reduce the intrinsic barriers to the post-thaw recovery of ASCs...
January 4, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032559/bradykinin-stimulates-protein-kinase-d-mediated-colonic-myofibroblast-migration-via-cyclooxygenase-2-and-heat-shock-protein-27
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Eric Chu, Shyla Saini, Tiegang Liu, James Yoo
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by episodic intestinal injury and repair. Myofibroblasts are gastrointestinal tract stromal cells that regulate the reparative process and are known targets of inflammatory mediators including bradykinin (BK). However, the mechanisms through which inflammation regulates myofibroblast-induced wound healing remain incompletely understood. Here, we demonstrate, for the first time, that BK stimulates myofibroblast migration through protein kinase D (PKD)-mediated activation of the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) pathways...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026811/-the-role-of-heat-shock-proteins-27-and-70-in-redox-dependent-regulation-of-apoptosis-in-jurkat-tumor-cells
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O L Nosareva, N V Ryazantseva, E A Stepovaya, E V Shakhristova, E A Stepanova, V S Gulaya
Heat shock proteins Hsp) act as molecular chaperones, protecting enzymes and other proteins against reactive oxygen species. The objective of the study was to investigate the role of Hsp27 in maintaining the balance of the glutathione system and Hsp70 concentrations as well as in implementing Jurkat tumor cell apoptosis. Addition of the Hsp27 inhibitor KRIBB3 (5-(5-ethyl-2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-4-(4-methoxyphenyl)-isoxazol) to Jurkat cells resulted in glutathione redox imbalance (increased GSSG and increased glutathione reductase activity), a decrease in Hsp70 concentrations, and also increased cell apoptosis as compared with to the intact cell culture...
November 2016: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012700/heat-shock-proteins-and-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Jianming Wu, Tuoen Liu, Zechary Rios, Qibing Mei, Xiukun Lin, Shousong Cao
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) constitute a large family of proteins involved in protein folding and maturation whose expression is induced by heat shock or other stressors. The major groups are classified based on their molecular weights and include HSP27, HSP40, HSP60, HSP70, HSP90, and large HSPs. HSPs play a significant role in cellular proliferation, differentiation, and carcinogenesis. In this article we comprehensively review the roles of major HSPs in cancer biology and pharmacology. HSPs are thought to play significant roles in the molecular mechanisms leading to cancer development and metastasis...
December 21, 2016: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
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