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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629815/resveratrol-suppresses-pulmonary-tumor-metastasis-by-inhibiting-platelet-mediated-angiogenic-responses
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Liwei He, Fangtian Fan, Xianbang Hou, Cuixiang Gao, Li Meng, Shu Meng, Shiwen Huang, Hongyan Wu
BACKGROUND: To explore the impact of Resveratrol (RSV) on the angiogenic potential of activated platelets and to elucidate the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Vascular endothelial growth factor concentrations were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Capillary tube formation assay was used to examine the impact of RSV on the angiogenic potential of activated platelets. The levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the supernatant were evaluated using corresponding enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623321/dysbiosis-in-chronic-periodontitis-key-microbial-players-and-interactions-with-the-human-host
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Zhi-Luo Deng, Szymon P Szafrański, Michael Jarek, Sabin Bhuju, Irene Wagner-Döbler
Periodontitis is an extremely prevalent disease worldwide and is driven by complex dysbiotic microbiota. Here we analyzed the transcriptional activity of the periodontal pocket microbiota from all domains of life as well as the human host in health and chronic periodontitis. Bacteria showed strong enrichment of 18 KEGG functional modules in chronic periodontitis, including bacterial chemotaxis, flagellar assembly, type III secretion system, type III CRISPR-Cas system, and two component system proteins. Upregulation of these functions was driven by the red-complex pathogens and candidate pathogens, e...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620344/the-role-of-osteopontin-and-its-gene-on-glucocorticoid-response-in-myasthenia-gravis
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Yanchen Xie, Hai-Feng Li, Liang Sun, Linda L Kusner, Shuhui Wang, Yunxiao Meng, Xu Zhang, Yu Hong, Xiang Gao, Yao Li, Henry J Kaminski
Biomarkers that assess treatment response for patients with the autoimmune disorder, myasthenia gravis (MG), have not been evaluated to a significant extent. We hypothesized the pro-inflammatory cytokine, osteopontin (OPN), may be associated with variability of response to glucocorticoids (GCs) in patients with MG. A cohort of 250 MG patients treated with standardized protocol of GCs was recruited, and plasma OPN and polymorphisms of its gene, secreted phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1), were evaluated. Mean OPN levels were higher in patients compared to healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619153/identification-of-candidate-protein-markers-of-bovine-parainfluenza-virus-type-3-infection-using-an-in-vitro-model
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Darren W Gray, Michael D Welsh, Simon Doherty, Mark H Mooney
Bovine Parainfluenza Virus Type 3 (BPI3V) infections are often asymptomatic, causing respiratory tissue damage and immunosuppression, predisposing animals to severe bacterial pneumonia, the leading cause of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) mortality. As with many pathogens, routine BPI3V serology does not indicate the presence of damaged respiratory tissue or active infection. In vitro proteomic marker screening using disease relevant cell models could help identify markers of infection and tissue damage that are also detectable during in vivo infections...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615203/phosphorylation-of-serine-225-in-hepatitis-c-virus-ns5a-regulates-protein-protein-interactions
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Niluka Goonawardane, Anna Gebhardt, Christopher Bartlett, Andreas Pichlmair, Mark Harris
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) non-structural protein 5A (NS5A) is a phosphoprotein that plays key, yet poorly defined, roles in both virus genome replication and virion assembly/release. It has been proposed that differential phosphorylation could act as a switch to regulate the various functions of NS5A, however the mechanistic details of the role of this post-translational modification in the virus life cycle remains obscure. We previously reported (Ross-Thriepland et al, 2015) a role for phosphorylation at serine 225 (S225) of NS5A in the regulation of JFH-1 (genotype 2a) genome replication...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614182/ethanol-alters-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-regulation-in-the-hippocampus-of-adolescent-rats
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Ratna Sircar
Our laboratory and others have shown that ethanol disrupts hippocampus-associated memory formation in adolescent rats, but the signaling pathway involved remains largely unknown. Phosphorylation of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor, particularly the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit 2B (NR2B), has been implicated in several ethanol effects and in memory formation. The present study investigated the effects of repeated ethanol exposure on the phosphorylation of the NR2B subunit and src protein in the hippocampus of adolescent rats...
June 13, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609623/single-step-enrichment-of-n-glycopeptides-and-phosphopeptides-with-novel-multifunctional-ti4-immobilized-dendritic-polyglycerol-coated-chitosan-nanomaterials
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Xiajuan Zou, Jianzheng Jie, Bin Yang
Protein glycosylation and phosphorylation, two of the most important post-translational modifications (PTMs) in the proteome play a vital role in regulating a number of complex biological processes and involvement in a variety of diseases. Comprehensive characterization of the phosphoproteome and glycoproteome requires highly specific and sensitive enrichment methods for purification of phosphopeptides and glycopeptides because many glycoproteins and phosphoproteins naturally occur at low abundances and substoichiometry...
June 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608628/the-role-of-microrna-143-5p-in-the-differentiation-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-into-odontoblasts-by-targeting-runx2-via-the-opg-rankl-signaling-pathway
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Fu-Liang Zhan, Xin-Yang Liu, Xing-Bo Wang
This study aims to elucidate the mechanisms by which microRNA-143-5p (miR-143-5p) targets runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) in the differentiation of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) into odontoblasts, through regulating the osteoprotegerin receptor activator of the nuclear factor-κB ligand (OPG/RANKL) signaling pathway. Following transfection, DPSCs were divided into blank, control, miR-143-5p mimics, miR-143-5p inhibitors, miR-143-5p inhibitors + siRunx2 and siRunx2 groups. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and mineralized nodules were detected using ALP kit and alizarin red staining...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605042/how-many-phosphoproteins-does-it-take-to-make-muscle-grow
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Jatin G Burniston
Understanding how exercise causes muscles to adapt is fundamental to improving our health, quality-of-life and longevity. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604697/site-specific-incorporation-of-phosphotyrosine-using-an-expanded-genetic-code
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Christian Hoppmann, Allison Wong, Bing Yang, Shuwei Li, Tony Hunter, Kevan M Shokat, Lei Wang
Access to phosphoproteins with stoichiometric and site-specific phosphorylation status is key to understanding the role of protein phosphorylation. Here we report an efficient method to generate pure, active phosphotyrosine-containing proteins by genetically encoding a stable phosphotyrosine analog that is convertible to native phosphotyrosine. We demonstrate its general compatibility with proteins of various sizes, phosphotyrosine sites and functions, and reveal a possible role of tyrosine phosphorylation in negative regulation of ubiquitination...
June 12, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603063/overexpression-of-phosphoprotein-phosphatase-2a-predicts-worse-prognosis-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-15-year-follow-up
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Po-Ming Chen, Pei-Yi Chu, Shiao-Lin Tung, Chun-Yu Liu, Yi-Fang Tsai, Yen-Shu Lin, Wan-Lun Wang, Yu-Ling Wang, Pei-Ju Lien, Ta-Chung Chao, Ling-Ming Tseng
Breast cancer subtypes can be stratified by immunohistochemical (IHC) expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2). The signaling pathways mediated by these receptors are the dominant drivers of cell proliferation and survival in the majority of human breast cancers. One of the most frequently overactivated pathways in breast cancer is the AKT signaling cascade. Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) acts as a switch to turn off signal transduction in the AKT pathway; however, it is frequently inactivated in many cancers by phosphorylation of Tyr-307 to form phosphoprotein phosphatase 2A (p-PP2A)...
June 8, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600653/how-order-and-disorder-within-paramyxoviral-nucleoproteins-and-phosphoproteins-orchestrate-the-molecular-interplay-of-transcription-and-replication
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Sonia Longhi, Louis-Marie Bloyet, Stefano Gianni, Denis Gerlier
In this review, we summarize computational and experimental data gathered so far showing that structural disorder is abundant within paramyxoviral nucleoproteins (N) and phosphoproteins (P). In particular, we focus on measles, Nipah, and Hendra viruses and highlight both commonalities and differences with respect to the closely related Sendai virus. The molecular mechanisms that control the disorder-to-order transition undergone by the intrinsically disordered C-terminal domain (NTAIL) of their N proteins upon binding to the C-terminal X domain (XD) of the homologous P proteins are described in detail...
June 9, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588593/salinity-induced-palmella-formation-mechanism-in-halotolerant-algae-dunaliella-salina-revealed-by-quantitative-proteomics-and-phosphoproteomics
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Sijia Wei, Yangyang Bian, Qi Zhao, Sixue Chen, Jiawei Mao, Chunxia Song, Kai Cheng, Zhen Xiao, Chuanfang Zhang, Weimin Ma, Hanfa Zou, Mingliang Ye, Shaojun Dai
Palmella stage is critical for some unicellular algae to survive in extreme environments. The halotolerant algae Dunaliella salina is a good single-cell model for studying plant adaptation to high salinity. To investigate the molecular adaptation mechanism in salinity shock-induced palmella formation, we performed a comprehensive physiological, proteomics and phosphoproteomics study upon palmella formation of D. salina using dimethyl labeling and Ti(4+)-immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography (IMAC) proteomic approaches...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587400/improvement-of-cytomegalovirus-pp65-dna-vaccine-efficacy-by-co-administration-of-sirnas-targeting-bak-and-bax
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Jixiao Liu, Keke Feng, Lu Zhao, Haining Luo, Yingjun Zhu
The efficacy of DNA vaccines may be improved by small interfering (si)RNA adjuvants targeting pro-apoptotic genes. The aim of the present study was to investigate the capacity of siRNAs targeting B-cell lymphoma 2 homologous antagonist killer (BAK) and B-cell lymphoma 2-associated X protein (BAX) to improve the efficacy of a cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine. BALB/c mice were divided into four groups (n=18 in each): unimmunized and immunized with pcDNA 3.1-pp65 expressing CMV 65 kDa matrix phosphoprotein and BAK + BAX siRNAs, pcDNA 3...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586645/the-protein-phosphatase-4-and-smek1-complex-dephosphorylates-hyl1-to-promote-mirna-biogenesis-by-antagonizing-the-mapk-cascade-in-arabidopsis
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Chuanbin Su, Ziwei Li, Jinping Cheng, Lei Li, Songxiao Zhong, Li Liu, Yun Zheng, Binglian Zheng
Phosphorylation plays an essential role in microRNA (miRNA) processing by regulating co-factors of the miRNA biogenesis machinery. HYL1 (Hyponastic Leaves 1), a core co-factor in plant miRNA biogenesis, is a short-lived phosphoprotein. However, the precise balance and regulatory mechanism of the stability and phosphorylation of HYL1 remain unclear. Here, we show that a highly conserved PP4 (Protein Phosphatase 4) and SMEK1 (Suppressor of MEK 1) complex dephosphorylates HYL1 to promote miRNA biogenesis, by antagonizing the MAPK cascade in Arabidopsis...
June 5, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586095/cmv-drives-the-expansion-of-highly-functional-memory-t-cells-expressing-nk-cell-receptors-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Nandina Makwana, Bree Foley, Sonia Fernandez, Silvia Lee, Ashley Irish, Hanspeter Pircher, Patricia Price
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common opportunistic infection encountered in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) and may be reactivated without symptoms at any time post-transplant. We describe how active and latent CMV affect T-cell subsets in RTRs who are stable on maintenance therapy. T-cell responses to CMV were assessed in RTRs (n = 54) >2 years post-transplant, and healthy controls (n = 38). Seven RTRs had CMV DNA detectable in plasma. CMV antibody and DNA aligned with increased proportions of CD8+ T cells and reduced CD4/CD8 ratios...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585567/role-of-src-family-kinases-in-bdnf-mediated-suppression-of-cocaine-seeking-and-prevention-of-cocaine-induced-erk-glun2a-and-glun2b-dephosphorylation-in-the-prelimbic-cortex
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Sarah M Barry, Jacqueline F McGinty
Models of relapse have demonstrated that neuroadaptations in reward circuits following cocaine self-administration underlie reinstatement of drug seeking. Dysregulation of the pathway from the prelimbic cortex to the nucleus accumbens is implicated in reinstatement. A single BDNF infusion into the prelimbic cortex following a final cocaine self-administration session results in attenuation of reinstatement of cocaine-seeking. Inhibiting BDNF's receptor, TrkB, ERK/MAP kinase activation, or NMDA receptors blocks this attenuating effect, indicating that the interaction between glutamate-mediated synaptic activity and TrkB signaling is imperative to BDNF's suppressive effect on drug-seeking...
June 6, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585197/human-protein-kinases-and-obesity
#18
Atilla Engin
The action of protein kinases and protein phosphatases is essential for multiple physiological responses. Each protein kinase displays its own unique substrate specificity, and a regulatory mechanism that may be modulated by association with other proteins. Protein kinases are classified by the target amino acid in their substrates. Some protein kinases can phosphorylate both serine/threonine, as well as tyrosine residues. This group of kinases has been known as dual specificity kinases. Unlike the dual specificity kinases, a heterogeneous group of protein phosphatases are known as dual-specificity phosphatases...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582757/comparative-analysis-of-muscle-phosphoproteome-induced-by-salt-curing
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Zhenyu Wang, Caixia Zhang, Zheng Li, Qingwu Shen, Dequan Zhang
Phosphorylated proteins in ovine muscle induced by salt curing were well investigated. Ten topside muscles of crossbred sheep were ground, mixed and divided into two groups, which were cured for 16h with 0% and 3% NaCl, respectively. Muscle proteins of two cured groups were analyzed by two-dimensional electrophoresis coupled with Pro-Q Diamond and SYPRO Ruby staining. The differential phosphorylated proteins were determined using LC-MS/MS and the UniProt database. Ten different phosphoproteins (>1.5 fold) induced by salting were identified, including triosephosphate isomerase, glycogen phosphorylase, creatine kinase M-type, myoglobin, troponin T fast skeletal muscle type, actin, myosin light chain 1/3, tropomyosin beta chain, etc...
May 23, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580946/dopamine-d2-receptor-signaling-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-comprises-a-metabolic-cognitive-brain-interface-regulating-metabolic-components-of-glucose-reinforcement
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Michael Michaelides, Michael L Miller, Jennifer A DiNieri, Juan L Gomez, Elizabeth Schwartz, Gabor Egervari, Gene Jack Wang, Charles V Mobbs, Nora D Volkow, Yasmin L Hurd
Appetitive drive is influenced by coordinated interactions between brain circuits that regulate reinforcement and homeostatic signals that control metabolism. Glucose modulates striatal dopamine (DA), and regulates appetitive drive and reinforcement learning. Striatal DA D2 receptors (D2R) also regulate reinforcement learning, and are implicated in glucose-related metabolic disorders. Nevertheless, interactions between striatal D2R and peripheral glucose have not been previously described. Here we show that manipulations involving striatal D2R signaling coincide with perseverative and impulsive-like responding for sucrose, a disaccharide consisting of fructose and glucose...
June 5, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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