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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909724/hsp27-regulates-tgf-%C3%AE-mediated-lung-fibroblast-differentiation-through-the-smad3-and-erk-pathways
#1
Gang Wang, Hao Jiao, Jun-Nian Zheng, Xia Sun
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lethal interstitial lung disease with unknown etiology. Recent studies have indicated that heat-shock protein 27 (HSP27) contributes to the pathogenesis of IPF through the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, the expression and role of HSP27 in fibroblasts during pulmonary fibrogenesis has not been investigated to date, at least to the best of our knowledge. In this study, we examined the expression of HSP27 in fibrotic lung tissue and fibroblasts from bleomycin (BLM)-challenged mice and human lung fibroblasts treated with transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909051/the-chaperone-activity-and-substrate-spectrum-of-human-small-heat-shock-proteins
#2
Evgeny V Mymrikov, Marina Daake, Bettina Richter, Martin Haslbeck, Johannes Buchner
Small heat shock proteins (sHsps) are a ubiquitous family of molecular chaperones that suppress the unspecific aggregation of miscellaneous proteins. Multicellular organisms contain a large number of different sHsps, raising questions as to whether they function redundantly or are specialized in terms of substrates and mechanism. To gain insight into this issue, we undertook a comparative analysis of the 8 major human sHsps on the aggregation of both model proteins and cytosolic lysates under standardized conditions...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903966/pde5-inhibitors-enhance-the-lethality-of-pemetrexed-through-inhibition-of-multiple-chaperone-proteins-and-via-the-actions-of-cyclic-gmp-and-nitric-oxide
#3
Laurence Booth, Jane L Roberts, Andrew Poklepovic, Sarah Gordon, Paul Dent
Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors prevent the breakdown of cGMP that results in prolonged protein kinase G activation and the generation of nitric oxide. PDE5 inhibitors enhanced the anti-NSCLC cell effects of the NSCLC therapeutic pemetrexed. [Pemetrexed + sildenafil] activated an eIF2α - ATF4 - CHOP - Beclin1 pathway causing formation of toxic autophagosomes; activated a protective IRE1 - XBP-1 - chaperone induction pathway; and activated a toxic eIF2α - CHOP - DR4 / DR5 / CD95 induction pathway. [Pemetrexed + sildenafil] reduced the expression of c-FLIP-s, MCL-1 and BCL-XL that was blocked in a cell-type -dependent fashion by either over-expression of HSP90 / GRP78 / HSP70 / HSP27 or by blockade of eIF2α-CHOP signaling...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892679/anti-heat-shock-protein-27-antibody-levels-in-women-with-breast-cancer-association-with-disease-complications-and-two-year-disease-free-survival
#4
Fatemeh Homaei-Shandiz, Hassan Mehrad-Majd, Mojtaba Tasbandi, Amir Aledavood, Jalil Tavakol Afshari, Vahid Ghavami, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
Background and Aim: Breast cancer is a major healthcare problem in women. There are many reports about up-regulation of Hsp27 in cancer tissues but less is known about the potential relationship between Hsp27 antibody levels and breast cancer complications. We here investigated concentrations of serum Hsp27 antigen and antibodies in subjects with and without breast cancer and assessed potential associations with two-year disease-free survival, histological grade and number of lymph nodes. Materials and Methods: Specifically, serum Hsp27 antigen and antibody levels from 97 patients with breast cancer, and 65 healthy controls were determined by enzyme-linkedimmunosorbent assays (ELISAs)...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889514/cadmium-alters-the-expression-of-small-heat-shock-protein-genes-in-the-aquatic-midge-chironomus-riparius
#5
Raquel Martín-Folgar, José-Luis Martínez-Guitarte
Cadmium (Cd) is a widespread and highly toxic heavy metal of particular ecotoxicological relevance for aquatic ecosystems. It occurs naturally in the environment but is also an industrial pollutant with extensively researched carcinogenic potentials. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are chaperones that play an important role in maintaining protein homeostasis under stress conditions. Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) comprise the most diverse group of the HSPs family. They are expressed both constitutively and by stress-induction...
November 24, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884606/bag3-is-a-modular-scaffolding-protein-that-physically-links-heat-shock-protein-70-hsp70-to-the-small-heat-shock-proteins
#6
Jennifer N Rauch, Eric Tse, Rebecca Freilich, Sue-Ann Mok, Leah N Makley, Daniel R Southworth, Jason E Gestwicki
Small heat shock proteins (sHsps) are a family of ATP-independent molecular chaperones that are important for binding and stabilizing unfolded proteins. In this task, the sHsps have been proposed to coordinate with ATP-dependent chaperones, including heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70). However, it is not yet clear how these two important components of the chaperone network are linked. We report that the Hsp70 co-chaperone, BAG3, is a modular, scaffolding factor to bring together sHsps and Hsp70s. Using domain deletions and point mutations, we found that BAG3 uses both of its IPV motifs to interact with sHsps, including Hsp27 (HspB1), αB-crystallin (HspB5), Hsp22 (HspB8), and Hsp20 (HspB6)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880024/insect-cold-hardiness-the-role-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-and-akt-signalling-in-freeze-avoiding-larvae-of-the-goldenrod-gall-moth-epiblema-scudderiana
#7
J Zhang, K B Storey
Larvae of the goldenrod gall moth, Epiblema scudderiana, use the freeze avoidance strategy of cold hardiness to survive the winter. Here we report that protein kinase-dependent signal transduction featuring mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signalling cascades (extracellular signal regulated kinase, c-jun N-terminal kinase and p38 MAPK pathways) and the Akt (also known as protein kinase B, or PKB) pathway could be integral parts of the development of cold hardiness by E. scudderiana. We used Luminex technology to assess the protein levels and phosphorylation status of key components and downstream targets of those pathways in larvae in response to low temperature acclimation...
November 23, 2016: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878398/hsp90-is-a-promising-target-in-gemcitabine-and-5-fluorouracil-resistant-pancreatic-cancer
#8
Tarik Ghadban, Judith L Dibbern, Matthias Reeh, Jameel T Miro, Tung Y Tsui, Ulrich Wellner, Jakob R Izbicki, Cenap Güngör, Yogesh K Vashist
Chemotherapy (CT) options in pancreatic cancer (PC) are limited to gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). Several identified molecular targets in PC represent client proteins of HSP90. HSP90 is a promising target since it interferes with many oncogenic signaling pathways simultaneously. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of different HSP90 inhibitors in gemcitabine and 5-FU resistant PC. PC cell lines 5061, 5072 and 5156 were isolated and brought in to culture from patients being operated at our institution...
November 22, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864821/effect-of-alterations-in-apoptotic-pathway-on-development-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-with-psoriasis-vulgaris
#9
S Korkmaz, H Korkmaz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of changes in gene expression of apoptosis activators (BAX, cytocrome-c [cyt-c], and caspase-3) and apoptosis inhibitors (BCL2, survivin, cyclin D1 [CCND1], SOD, catalase 3 [CAT], glutathione synthetase [GS], heat shock protein [HSP]27, HSP60, HSP70, and HSP90) on the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with psoriasis vulgarins. METHODS: Fifty patients with psoriasis were enrolled in the study, 25 of whom had MetS...
November 18, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859703/reinventing-hsp90-inhibitors-blocking-c-terminal-binding-events-to-hsp90-by-using-dimerized-inhibitors
#10
Yen Chin Koay, Hendra Wahyudi, Shelli R McAlpine
Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is a molecular chaperone (90 kDa) that functions as a dimer. This protein facilitates the folding, assembly, and stabilization of more than 400 proteins that are responsible for cancer development and progression. Inhibiting Hsp90's function will shut down multiple cancer-driven pathways simultaneously because oncogenic clients rely heavily on Hsp90, which makes this chaperone a promising anticancer target. Classical inhibitors that block the binding of adenine triphosphate (ATP) to the N-terminus of Hsp90 are highly toxic to cells and trigger a resistance mechanism within cells...
November 11, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854215/characterization-of-new-transgenic-mouse-models-for-two-charcot-marie-tooth-causing-hspb1-mutations-using-the-rosa26-locus
#11
Delphine Bouhy, Thomas Geuens, Vicky De Winter, Leonardo Almeida-Souza, Istvan Katona, Joachim Weis, Tino Hochepied, Steven Goossens, Jody J Haigh, Sophie Janssens, Vincent Timmerman
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and associated neuropathies, the most common inherited diseases of the peripheral nervous system, remain so far incurable. Three existing murine models of Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2F (CMT2F) and/or distal hereditary motor neuropathy type IIb (dHMNIIb), caused by mutations in the small heat shock protein B1 gene (HSPB1/HSP27), partially recapitulate the hallmarks of peripheral neuropathy. Because these models overexpress the HSPB1 mutant proteins they differ from the patients' situation...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849870/228-increase-in-hsp27-in-pediatric-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-its-relationship-with-aki
#12
Catherine Gretchen, Hulya Bayir, Mahesh Sharma, Melita Viegas, Nahmah Kim-Campbell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846303/auranofin-inhibits-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cell-survival-through-reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
#13
Xiaodong Chen, Radouil Tzekov, Mingyang Su, Haiyan Hong, Wang Min, Aidong Han, Wensheng Li
Abnormal survival of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells contributes to the pathogenesis of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), a sight-threatening disease. In this study, we explored the effect of the anti-rheumatic agent auranofin (AF) on RPE cell survival and studied the underlying signaling mechanisms in vitro. Our results showed that AF inhibited ARPE-19 cell survival in a dose and time-dependent manner. Application of AF induced several effects: a significant decrease in total epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and an increase in phosphorylated EGFR and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), including extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), P38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (P38MAPK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), c-Jun, mitogen activated protein kinase activated protein kinase 2(MAPKAPK2), and heat shock protein 27 (HSP27)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843266/heat-shock-protein-concentration-and-clarity-of-porcine-lenses-incubated-at-elevated-temperatures
#14
T M Dzialoszynski, K J Milne, J R Trevithick, E G Noble
PURPOSE: To quantify the concentration of heat shock proteins in lenses in lens organ culture at elevated temperatures, and to examine the relation between elevated temperature and lens clarity. METHODS: Pig lenses obtained from a local abattoir were dissected aseptically and incubated in medium M199 without serum for 4 days to stabilize, and lenses with protein leakage of less than 10 mg/l were obtained for heat shock exposure. Heat shock was performed by incubation for 1 h in M199 without serum at various temperatures ranging from 37 °C to 55 °C...
2016: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809750/chaperoning-the-cancer-the-proteostatic-functions-of-the-heat-shock-proteins-in-cancer
#15
Sepideh Vahid, Daksh Thaper, Amina Zoubeidi
BACKGROUND: Protein homeostasis (proteostasis) is vital for the survival of cells in physiological and pathological conditions. Particularly, cancer cells are in constant state of cellular stress due to rapid proliferation and decreased quality control in proteosynthesis and therefore, are exceedingly dependent on the homeostasis pathways. Among the complex biological mechanisms regulating proteostasis are the highly conserved molecular chaperones, heat shock proteins (HSPs). HSPs assist cell survival by catalysing the proper folding of proteins, modulation of the apoptotic machinery and finally regulating the protein degradation machinery, providing either the stability or the degradation of selected proteins under stress conditions...
November 2, 2016: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806310/long-noncoding-rna-bx357664-regulates-cell-proliferation-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-p38-hsp27-signaling-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#16
Yiyang Liu, Jian Qian, Xiao Li, Wei Chen, Aiming Xu, Kai Zhao, Yibo Hua, Zhengkai Huang, Jianzhong Zhang, Chao Liang, Shifeng Su, Pu Li, Pengfei Shao, Jie Li, Chao Qin, Zengjun Wang
Antisense long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are reported to play a regulating role in carcinogenesis of various human malignancies. However, the function of lncRNAs and their underlying mechanism in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is still unknown. The aims of this study are to investigate the expression of lncRNA BX357664 in RCC and to explore its function in RCC cell lines. As a result, BX357664 was downregulated in RCC according to previous microarray analysis and qualitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. After the upregulation of BX357664, reduced migration, invasion, and proliferation capabilities in RCC cells were detected...
October 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790792/als-associated-endoplasmic-reticulum-proteins-in-denervated-skeletal-muscle-implications-for-motor-neuron-disease-pathology
#17
C M Jesse, E Bushuven, P Tripathi, A Chandrasekar, C M Simon, C Drepper, A Yamoah, A Dreser, I Katona, S Johann, C Beyer, S Wagner, M Grond, S Nikolin, J Anink, D Troost, M Sendtner, A Goswami, J Weis
Alpha-motoneurons and muscle fibers are structurally and functionally interdependent. Both cell types particularly rely on endoplasmic reticulum (ER/SR) functions. Mutations of the ER proteins VAPB, SigR1 and HSP27 lead to hereditary motor neuron diseases (MNDs). Here, we determined the expression profile and localization of these ER proteins/chaperons by immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting in biopsy and autopsy muscle tissue of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurogenic muscular atrophies (NMAs) and compared these patterns to mouse models of neurogenic muscular atrophy...
October 28, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768052/rna-interference-based-investigation-of-the-function-of-heat-shock-protein-27-during-corneal-epithelial-wound-healing
#18
Aeri Yoo, Hyun-Min Park, Soon-Suk Kang, Eun-Soon Kim, Hungwon Tchah, Jae Yong Kim
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) is among the most widely used RNA interference methods for the short-term silencing of protein-coding genes. siRNA is a synthetic RNA duplex created to specifically target a mRNA transcript to induce its degradation and it has been used to identify novel pathways in various cellular processes. Few reports exist regarding the role of phosphorylated heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) in corneal epithelial wound healing. Herein, cultured human corneal epithelial cells were divided into a scrambled control-siRNA transfected group and a HSP27-specific siRNA-transfected group...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758063/course-of-serum-autoantibodies-in-patients-after-acute-angle-closure-glaucoma-attack
#19
Katrin Lorenz, Sabine Beck, Munir M Keilani, Joanna Wasielica-Poslednik, Norbert Pfeiffer, Franz H Grus
BACKGROUND: The aim of our current investigation was to analyze the autoantibody -reactivities of patients after acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG) by means of a protein microarray approach to identify intraocular pressure (IOP)-dependent antibodies. METHODS: Collected sera from different study time points (AACG n = 6, 0, 2, 4 and 12 weeks) and control group (CTRL n = 11, 0 and 12 weeks) were analyzed. Protein-microarrays were incubated with sera and occurring immunoreactivities were visualized with fluorescence labeled anti-human-IgG antibodies...
October 18, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756555/stage-and-cell-specific-expression-and-intracellular-localization-of-the-small-heat-shock-protein-hsp27-during-oogenesis-and-spermatogenesis-in-the-mediterranean-fruit-fly-ceratitis-capitata
#20
Katerina Economou, Elena Kotsiliti, Anastassios C Mintzas
The cell-specific expression and intracellular distribution of the small heat protein Hsp27 was investigated in the ovaries and testes of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (medfly), under both normal and heat shock conditions. For this study, a gfp-hsp27 strain was used to detect the chimeric protein by confocal microscopy. In unstressed ovaries, the protein was expressed throughout egg development in a stage and cell-specific pattern. In germarium, the protein was detected in the cytoplasm of the somatic cells in both unstressed and heat-shocked ovaries...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Insect Physiology
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