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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425714/leucyl-trna-synthetase-is-required-for-the-myogenic-differentiation-of-c2c12-myoblasts-but-not-for-hypertrophy-or-metabolic-alteration-of-myotubes
#1
Yoriko Sato, Yusuke Sato, Reiko Suzuki, Kodwo Obeng, Fumiaki Yoshizawa
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling controls skeletal muscle cell differentiation, growth, and metabolism by sensing the intracellular energy status and nutrients. Recently, leucyl-tRNA synthetase (Lars) was identified as an intracellular sensor of leucine involved in the activation of mTOR signaling. However, there is still no evidence for the activation of mTOR signaling by Lars and its physiological roles in skeletal muscle cells. In this study, we determined the potential roles of Lars for the activation of mTOR signaling, skeletal muscle cell differentiation, hypertrophy, and metabolism using small interfering (si)-RNA knockdown...
February 6, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414792/the-complex-genetics-of-human-insulin-like-growth-factor-2-are-not-reflected-in-public-databases
#2
Peter Rotwein
Recent advances in genetics present unique opportunities for enhancing knowledge about human physiology and disease susceptibility. Understanding this information at the individual gene level is challenging, and requires extracting, collating and interpreting data from a variety of public genetic repositories. Here I illustrate this challenge by analyzing the gene for human insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) through the lens of several databases. IGF2, a 67-amino acid secreted peptide, is essential for normal prenatal growth, and is involved in other physiological and pathophysiological processes in humans...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413895/epigenetic-alterations-contribute-to-promoter-activity-of-imprinting-gene-igf2
#3
Qi-Fan Zheng, Bin Xu, Hui-Min Wang, Li-Hong Ding, Jin-Yang Liu, Ling-Yu Zhu, Huan Qiu, Li Zhang, Guang-Yi Ni, Jing Ye, Shu-Bin Gao, Guang-Hui Jin
The expression of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2), a classical imprinting gene, didn't completely correlate with its imprinting profiles in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The mechanistic importance of promoter activity in regulation of IGF2 has not been fully clarified. Here we show that histone 3 lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) modified by menin-MLL complex of IGF2 promoter contributes to promoter activity of IGF2. The strong binding of menin and abundant H3K4me3 at the DNA demethylated P3/4 promoters were observed in Hep3B cells with the robust expression of IGF2...
January 31, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412735/analysis-of-h19-igf2-methylation-status-in-the-sperm-of-cloned-goats-and-their-offspring
#4
Yongjie Wan, Mingtian Deng, Guomin Zhang, Caifang Ren, Zifei Liu, Feng Wang
The H19/insulin-like growth factor 2 (Igf2) gene plays vital roles during development, but their expression and methylation status have not been elucidated in male cloned animals. In this study, we investigated the methylation status of imprinting control region (ICR) and differentially methylated region (DMR) of the H19/Igf2 locus in the sperm and testes of naturally reproduced Saanen dairy goats (NG, control), transgenic cloned dairy goats (CG), and the first generation of mating the CGs with the female NGs (FG)...
February 2018: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401624/insulin-and-igf1-receptors-are-essential-for-the-development-and-steroidogenic-function-of-adult-leydig-cells
#5
Yasmine Neirijnck, Pierre Calvel, Karen R Kilcoyne, Françoise Kühne, Isabelle Stévant, Richard J Griffeth, Jean-Luc Pitetti, Silvana A Andric, Meng-Chun Hu, François Pralong, Lee B Smith, Serge Nef
The insulin family of growth factors (insulin, IGF1, and IGF2) are critical in sex determination, adrenal differentiation, and testicular function. Notably, the IGF system has been reported to mediate the proliferation of steroidogenic cells. However, the precise role and contribution of the membrane receptors mediating those effects, namely, insulin receptor (INSR) and type-I insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF1R), have not, to our knowledge, been investigated. We show here that specific deletion of both Insr and Igf1r in steroidogenic cells in mice leads to severe alterations of adrenocortical and testicular development...
January 24, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376352/mitotically-stable-modification-of-dna-methylation-in-igf2-h19-imprinting-control-region-is-associated-with-activated-hepatic-igf2-expression-in-offspring-rats-from-betaine-supplemented-dams
#6
Shu Yang, Nannan Zhao, Yang Yang, Yun Hu, Haibo Dong, Ruqian Zhao
The growth-promoting action of betaine involves activation of GH/IGF-1 signaling, yet it remains unclear whether insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2), an imprinting gene, is affected by maternal dietary betaine supplementation. In this study, F1 offspring rats derived from dams fed basal or betaine-supplemented diet were examined at D21 and D63. Maternal betaine significantly upregulated the hepatic expression of IGF2 mRNA and protein in offspring rats at both D21 and D63, which was accompanied by enhanced hepatic IGF2 immunoreactivity and elevated serum IGF-2 level...
January 28, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348399/insulin-like-growth-factor-2-is-a-key-mitogen-driving-liver-repopulation-in-mice
#7
Min-Jun Wang, Fei Chen, Qing-Gui Liu, Chang-Cheng Liu, Hao Yao, Bing Yu, Hai-Bin Zhang, He-Xin Yan, Yibiao Ye, Tao Chen, Kirk J Wangensteen, Xin Wang, Yi-Ping Hu, Zhi-Ying He
Hepatocyte transplantation holds great promise as an alternative to orthotopic organ transplantation in the treatment of liver diseases. However, obtaining clinically meaningful levels of liver repopulation has not been achieved because the mechanisms regulating hepatocyte proliferation in recipient livers have not yet been well characterized. In the mouse model of Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type I, the fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase-deficient (Fah-/-) mouse, we found gradually increasing expression level of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) in the hepatocytes of host livers...
January 18, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335842/direct-repression-of-igf2-is-implicated-in-the-anti-angiogenic-function-of-microrna-210-in-human-retinal-endothelial-cells
#8
Qinbo Yang, Peiwei Wang, Xiaoye Du, Wenjian Wang, Teng Zhang, Yu Chen
Pathological angiogenesis leads to the development of retinal vasculopathies and causes severe vision impairment. Increased understanding of the mechanisms underlying the angiogenic behavior of retinal endothelial cells helps provide new insights for developing treatment of retinal vasculopathies. Pro-angiogenic function of miR-210 has previously been identified. However, the functional implication of miR-210 in retinal endothelial cells remains unknown. Human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRECs) were employed to investigate the impact of miR-210 on the angiogenic capacity of retinal endothelial cells...
January 15, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328418/microrna%C3%A2-3941-targets-igf2-to-control-lps%C3%A2-induced-acute-pneumonia-in-a549-cells
#9
Shinuan Fei, Lichun Cao, Liangzhi Pan
The present study aimed to investigate the potential roles and regulatory mechanism of microRNA (miR)-3941 in lipopolysaccharides (LPS)‑induced acute pneumonia. The expression of miR‑3941 in child patients with acute pneumonia was detected and A549 cells were treated with LPS to establish the cellular model of acute pneumonia. The effects of miR‑3941 in LPS‑induced cell injury were investigated by assessing cell viability, apoptosis and inflammation. In addition, the regulatory relationship between miR‑3941 and insulin‑like growth factor 2 (IGF2) was explored, as well as the association between miR‑3941 and the phosphatidylinositol‑4,5‑bisphosphate 3‑kinase/protein kinase B (PI3K/AKT) pathway...
December 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322325/histochemical-evidence-of-igf2-mrna-binding-protein-2-mediated-regulation-of-osteoclast-function-and-adhesive-ability
#10
Hongrui Liu, Dongfang Li, Shanshan Liu, Zhaopeng Liu, Minqi Li
Insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) messenger RNA-binding proteins (IMPs) are a family of oncofetal RNA-binding proteins that play important roles in cell migration, renewal, and metabolism. IMP2 gene expression may be important in determining IGF2 levels and might, thereby, be central to bone metabolism. In our present study, IMP2-deficient mice exhibited more immature bone structures, characterized by abundant residual cartilage cores; growth plates containing more rich cartilage matrix, which was arranged irregularly; and a significantly thicker hypertrophic chondrocyte layer in the femoral metaphysis, compared with wild-type mice...
January 10, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310734/differential-methylation-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-2-in-offspring-of-physically-active-pregnant-women
#11
M R Marshall, N Paneth, J A Gerlach, L M Mudd, L Biery, D P Ferguson, J M Pivarnik
Several studies have suggested that maternal lifestyle during pregnancy may influence long-term health of offspring by altering the offspring epigenome. Whether maternal leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) during pregnancy might have this effect is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between maternal LTPA during pregnancy and offspring DNA methylation. Participants were recruited from the Archive for Research on Child Health study. At enrollment, participants' demographic information and self-reported LTPA during pregnancy were determined...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299155/neuroprotection-by-aripiprazole-against-%C3%AE-amyloid-induced-toxicity-by-p-ck2%C3%AE-activation-via-inhibition-of-gsk-3%C3%AE
#12
So Youn Park, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Won Suk Lee, Sun Sik Bae, Koanhoi Kim, Ki Whan Hong, Chi Dae Kim
Psychosis is reported over 30% of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in clinics. Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic drug with partial agonist activity at the D2dopamine and 5-HT1Areceptors with low side-effect profile. We identified aripiprazole is able to overcome the amyloid-β (Aβ)-evoked neurotoxicity and then increase the cell viability. This study elucidated the mechanism(s) by which aripiprazole ameliorates Aβ1-42-induced decreased neurite outgrowth and viability in neuronal cells. Pretreatment with aripiprazole increased Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) mRNA and protein expressions in N2a cells...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273680/igf-system-in-sarcomas-a-crucial-pathway-with-many-unknowns-to-exploit-for-therapy
#13
Caterina Mancarella, Katia Scotlandi
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system has gained substantial interest due to its involvement in regulating cell proliferation, differentiation and survival during anoikis and after conventional and targeted therapies. However, results from clinical trials have been largely disappointing, with only a few but notable exceptions, such as trials targeting sarcomas, especially Ewing sarcoma. This review highlights key studies focusing on IGF signaling in sarcomas, specifically studies underscoring the properties that make this system an attractive therapeutic target, and identifies new relationships that may be exploited...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249625/genetic-disorders-of-gh-action-pathway
#14
Horacio M Domené, Gustavo Fierro-Carrión
While insensitivity to GH (GHI) is characterized by low IGF-I levels, normal or elevated GH levels, and lack of IGF-I response to GH treatment, IGF-I resistance is characterized by elevated IGF-I levels with normal/high GH levels. Several genetic defects are responsible for impairment of GH and IGF-I actions resulting in short stature that could affect intrauterine growth or be present in the postnatal period. The genetic defects affecting GH and/or IGF-I action can be divided into five different groups: GH insensitivity by defects affecting the GH receptor (GHR), the intracellular GH signaling pathway (STAT5B, STAT3, IKBKB, IL2RG, PIK3R1), the synthesis of insulin-like growth factors (IGF1, IGF2), the transport/bioavailability of IGFs (IGFALS, PAPPA2), and defects affecting IGF-I sensitivity (IGF1R)...
December 12, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240779/impact-of-maternal-high-fat-diet-on-hypothalamic-transcriptome-in-neonatal-sprague-dawley-rats
#15
Sanna Barrand, Tamsyn M Crowley, Ryan J Wood-Bradley, Kirstie A De Jong, James A Armitage
Maternal consumption of a high fat diet during early development has been shown to impact the formation of hypothalamic neurocircuitry, thereby contributing to imbalances in appetite and energy homeostasis and increasing the risk of obesity in subsequent generations. Early in postnatal life, the neuronal projections responsible for energy homeostasis develop in response to appetite-related peptides such as leptin. To date, no study characterises the genome-wide transcriptional changes that occur in response to exposure to high fat diet during this critical window...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239100/insulin-like-growth-factor-2-expression-in-prostate-cancer-is-regulated-by-specific-promoter-methylation
#16
Stefan Küffer, Tobias Gutting, Djeda Belharazem, Christian Sauer, M S Michel, Alexander Marx, Lutz Trojan, Philipp Ströbel
Deregulation of the Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) axis and dysbalance of components of the IGF system as potential therapeutic targets have been described in different tumor types. IGF2 is a major embryonic growth factor and an important activator of IGF signaling. It is regulated by imprinting in a development- and tissue-dependent manner and has been implicated in a broad range of malignancies including prostate cancer (PCa). Loss of imprinting (LOI) usually results in bi-allelic gene expression and increased levels of IGF2...
December 14, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221996/vitrification-not-cryoprotectant-exposure-alters-the-expression-of-developmentally-important-genes-in-in-vitro-produced-porcine-blastocysts
#17
Louise K Bartolac, Jenna L Lowe, George Koustas, Christopher G Grupen, Cecilia Sjöblom
The vitrification of embryos is common practice in advanced livestock breeding programs and in human fertility clinics. Recent studies have revealed that vitrification results in aberrant expression of a number of stress related genes. However, few studies have examined the effect that vitrification has on developmentally important genes, and none have been conducted in porcine embryos. The aim of this study was to determine the effects that different vitrification procedures and cryoprotectant combinations have on the expression of imprinted genes in in vitro produced (IVP) porcine blastocysts...
December 5, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207103/epigenetic-alterations-of-the-igf2-promoter-and-the-effect-of-mir%C3%A2-483%C3%A2-5p-on-its-target-gene-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Han Zhang, Xiaowei Shi, Weidong Chang, Yingying Li, Li Wang, Linsong Wang
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most widespread malignancies in China. MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are endogenous evolutionarily‑conserved small non‑coding RNAs that are able to regulate ESCC formation and deterioration by negatively regulating specific target genes. In the present study, the expression levels of miR‑483‑5p and its associated mRNAs were measured by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis, and the methylation levels of the insulin‑like growth factor 2 (Igf2) promoter were detected via the methylation‑specific PCR method in serum and tissues from patients with ESCC...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195026/effects-of-the-insulin-like-growth-factor-system-on-testicular-differentiation-and-function-a-review-of-the-literature
#19
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R Cannarella, R A Condorelli, S La Vignera, A E Calogero
We recently described the occurrence of cryptorchidism, oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, and genital abnormalities in patients with distal 15q chromosome structural abnormalities. This observation brought us to hypothesize that insulin-like growth factor (IGF) receptor (IGF1R), mapping on the 15q 26.3 chromosomal band, may be involved in testicular function. To further evaluate this topic, we reviewed in vitro and in vivo studies exploring the role of the IGF system [IGF1, IGF2, IGF1R, insulin receptor substrates (IRS)] at the testicular level both in animals and in humans...
December 1, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181280/associations-of-igf2-and-drd2-polymorphisms-with-laying-traits-in-muscovy-duck
#20
Qiao Ye, Jiguo Xu, Xinfeng Gao, Hongjia Ouyang, Wei Luo, Qinghua Nie
Insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) and dopamine receptor 2 (DRD2) play important roles in ovarian follicular development. In this study, we analyzed tissue-specific expression of the Muscovy duck IGF2 and DRD2 genes and cloned those genes transcripts. Polymorphisms in these genes were tightly linked with egg production traits and both genes were highly expressed in the ovary. Moreover, we identified five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for IGF1 and 28 for DRD2. Mutations A-1864G and C-1704G of IGF2 were positively correlated with increased egg laying at 59 weeks (E59W) (P < 0...
2017: PeerJ
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