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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881333/-role-of-pannexin-1-channels-in-cisplatin-induced-apoptosis-in-i-10-cells
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Jian-Feng Wu, Shu-Ying Dong, Dan-Dan Wu, Yin-Ling Chen, Xu-Hui Tong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of pannexin 1 channels in cisplatin-induced apoptosis in I-10 cells and the mechanisms. METHODS: MTT assay was used to assess the cytotoxicity of cisplatin (DDP) in I-10 cells. Annexin V/PI double staining and Hoechst 33258 fluorescence staining were employed to detect early- and late-stage apoptosis of the cells, respectively. Extracellular ATP level and intracellular IP3 level in the cells were detected using commercial detection kits...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864346/cbx4-suppresses-metastasis-via-recruitment-of-hdac3-to-the-runx2-promoter-in-colorectal-carcinoma
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Xin Wang, Liping Li, Yuanzhong Wu, Ruhua Zhang, Meifang Zhang, Dan Liao, Gang Wang, Ge Qin, Rui-Hua Xu, Tiebang Kang
Polycomb chromobox (CBX) proteins participate in the polycomb repressive complex (PRC1) that mediates epigenetic gene silencing and endow PRC1 with distinct oncogenic or tumor suppressor functions in a cell type-dependent manner. In this study, we report that inhibition of cell migration, invasion, and metastasis in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) requires CBX4-mediated repression of Runx2, a key transcription factor that promotes CRC metastasis. CBX4 inversely correlated with Runx2 expression in CRC tissues, and the combination of high CBX4 expression and low Runx2 expression significantly correlated with overall survival, more so than either CBX4 or Runx2 expresson alone...
November 18, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824928/carbenoxolone-disodium-treatment-for-canine-pituitary-dependent-hyperadrenocorticism
#3
Takahiro Teshima, Hirotaka Matsumoto, Tomoko Okusa, Rion Uchiyama, Hidekazu Koyama
Pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH) is mainly caused by pituitary corticotroph tumors in dogs. A characteristic feature of corticotroph tumors is their resistance to negative feedback by glucocorticoids. In some animal species, including dogs, the aberrant expression of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11HSD), a cortisol metabolic enzyme, is observed in corticotroph tumors. We previously reported that carbenoxolone (CBX), an inhibitor of 11HSD, suppressed ACTH secretion from the pituitary gland, and decreased cortisol concentrations in healthy dogs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792814/glycyrrhizin-reduces-hmgb1-and-bacterial-load-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis
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Sandamali A Ekanayaka, Sharon A McClellan, Ronald P Barrett, Shikhil Kharotia, Linda D Hazlett
Purpose: High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) contributes to poor disease outcome in Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis. This study tests the prophylactic effect of treatment with HMGB1 inhibitors, glycyrrhizin (GLY) and its derivative, carbenoxolone (CBX), for Pseudomonas keratitis. Methods: We treated C57BL/6 (B6) mice subconjunctivally with GLY or CBX, infected with a noncytotoxic clinical isolate (KEI 1025) or a cytotoxic strain (ATCC 19660) of P. aeruginosa, and injected intraperitoneally with either agent...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776498/cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitor-celecoxib-attenuates-joint-contracture-following-immobilization-in-rat-knees
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Junya Ozawa, Akinori Kaneguchi, Ryo Tanaka, Nobuhiro Kito, Hideki Moriyama
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to clarify the following two points: First, whether a cyclooxygenase-2 mediated pathway is involved in the formation of immobilization-induced joint contracture and, second, the effectiveness of oral administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib (CBX) for the prevention of myogenic and arthrogenic contracture following immobilization in a rat model. METHODS: Thirty male rats were randomly divided into three groups: immobilization (Im), Im + CBX, and control (n = 10 each)...
October 24, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776252/the-role-of-spinal-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-astrocyte-connexin-43-in-the-development-of-mirror-image-pain-in-an-inflammatory-pain-model
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Hoon-Seong Choi, Dae-Hyun Roh, Seo-Yeon Yoon, Soon-Gu Kwon, Sheu-Ran Choi, Suk-Yun Kang, Ji-Young Moon, Ho-Jae Han, Hyun-Woo Kim, Alvin J Beitz, Jang-Hern Lee
Although we have recently demonstrated that carrageenan-induced inflammation upregulates the expression of spinal interleukin (IL)-1β, which inhibits spinal astrocyte activation and results in the delayed development of Mirror-Image Pain (MIP), little is known regarding the mechanisms that underlie how spinal IL-1β inhibits the astrocyte activation. In this study, we examined the effect of spinal IL-1β on astrocyte gap junctions (GJ) and the development of MIP. Following unilateral carrageenan (CA) injection, mechanical allodynia (MA) was evaluated at various time points...
October 20, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773720/the-role-of-spinal-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-astrocyte-connexin-43-in-the-development-of-mirror-image-pain-in-an-inflammatory-pain-model
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Hoon-Seong Choi, Dae-Hyun Roh, Seo-Yeon Yoon, Soon-Gu Kwon, Sheu-Ran Choi, Suk-Yun Kang, Ji-Young Moon, Ho-Jae Han, Hyun-Woo Kim, Alvin J Beitz, Jang-Hern Lee
Although we have recently demonstrated that carrageenan-induced inflammation upregulates the expression of spinal interleukin (IL)-1β, which inhibits spinal astrocyte activation and results in the delayed development of Mirror-Image Pain (MIP), little is known regarding the mechanisms that underlie how spinal IL-1β inhibits the astrocyte activation. In this study, we examined the effect of spinal IL-1β on astrocyte gap junctions (GJ) and the development of MIP. Following unilateral carrageenan (CA) injection, mechanical allodynia (MA) was evaluated at various time points...
October 20, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723458/live-cell-single-molecule-tracking-reveals-co-recognition-of-h3k27me3-and-dna-targets-polycomb-cbx7-prc1-to-chromatin
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Chao Yu Zhen, Roubina Tatavosian, Thao Ngoc Huynh, Huy Nguyen Duc, Raibatak Das, Marko Kokotovic, Jonathan B Grimm, Luke D Lavis, Jun Lee, Frances J Mejia, Yang Li, Tingting Yao, Xiaojun Ren
The Polycomb PRC1 plays essential roles in development and disease pathogenesis. Targeting of PRC1 to chromatin is thought to be mediated by the Cbx family proteins (Cbx2/4/6/7/8) binding to histone H3 with a K27me3 modification (H3K27me3). Despite this prevailing view, the molecular mechanisms of targeting remain poorly understood. Here, by combining live-cell single-molecule tracking (SMT) and genetic engineering, we reveal that H3K27me3 contributes significantly to the targeting of Cbx7 and Cbx8 to chromatin, but less to Cbx2, Cbx4, and Cbx6...
October 10, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720686/role-of-pannexin-1-in-clostridium-perfringens-beta-toxin-caused-cell-death
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Soshi Seike, Masaya Takehara, Keiko Kobayashi, Masahiro Nagahama
BACKGROUND: Beta-toxin produced by Clostridium perfringens is a key virulence factor of fatal hemorrhagic enterocolitis and enterotoxemia. This toxin belongs to a family of β-pore-forming toxins (PFTs). We reported recently that the ATP-gated P2X7 receptor interacts with beta-toxin. The ATP-release channel pannexin 1 (Panx1) is an important contributor to P2X7 receptor signaling. Hence, we investigated the involvement of Panx1 in beta-toxin-caused cell death. METHODS: We examined the effect of Panx1 in beta-toxin-induced cell death utilizing selective antagonists, knockdown of Panx1, and binding using dot-blot analysis...
December 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693814/retinal-gap-junctions-are-involved-in-rhythmogenesis-of-neuronal-activity-at-remote-locations-study-on-infra-slow-oscillations-in-the-rat-olivary-pretectal-nucleus
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Patrycja Orlowska-Feuer, Jagoda S Jeczmien-Lazur, Hanna J Szkudlarek, Marian H Lewandowski
A subpopulation of olivary pretectal nucleus (OPN) neurons fire action potentials in a rhythmic manner with an eruption of activity occurring approximately every two minutes. These infra-slow oscillations depend critically on functional retinal input and are subject to modulation by light. Interestingly, the activity of photoreceptors is necessary for the emergence of the rhythm and while classic photoreceptors (rods and cones) are necessary in darkness and dim light, melanopsin photoreceptors are indispensable in bright light...
December 17, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692399/acetylcholine-induced-ex-vivo-atp-release-from-the-human-nasal-mucosa
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Hiroki Koizumi, Shoji Ikezaki, Toyoaki Ohbuchi, Ba Hung Do, Nobusuke Hohchi, Rintaro Kawaguchi, Takuro Kitamura, Hideaki Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at investigating ATP release in response to acetylcholine (Ach) and pharmacologically elucidating the intracellular signal transduction pathway of this reaction in an ex vivo experiment. METHODS: The inferior turbinate mucosa was collected from 21 patients with chronic hypertrophic rhinitis who underwent endoscopic turbinectomy. The mucosa was shaped into a filmy round piece, and incubated with chemical(s) in Hank's balanced salt solution for 10min...
September 27, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677339/extracellular-atp-is-involved-in-dsrna-induced-muc5ac-production-via-p2y2r-in-human-airway-epithelium
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Yutaka Shishikura, Akira Koarai, Hiroyuki Aizawa, Mutsuo Yamaya, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Mika Watanabe, Yuichiro Hashimoto, Tadahisa Numakura, Tomonori Makiguti, Kyoko Abe, Mituhiro Yamada, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Yoshinori Okada, Masakazu Ichinose
BACKGROUND: In response to tissue damage or inflammation, adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) is released into the extracellular compartment and has been demonstrated to augment inflammation via purinergic P2 receptors (P2Rs). Recently, ATP has been shown to be increased in the airways of COPD patients. In the present study, we examined the possible involvement of extracellular ATP in airway mucus hypersecretion during viral-induced COPD exacerbations. METHODS: The involvement of extracellular ATP in the release of a major airway mucin, MUC5AC, and its signal pathway was examined after stimulation with polyinosine-polycytidylic acid [poly(I:C)], a synthetic analog of dsRNA to mimic viral infection, and rhinovirus (RV) infection in NCI-H292 cells and differentiated airway epithelial cells from COPD patients...
September 27, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659983/analysis-of-endogenous-protein-interactions-of-polycomb-group-of-proteins-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Lluis Morey, Luciano Di Croce
PRC1 complexes contain four core subunits: Pcgf, Phc, Ring1, and Cbx proteins. Interestingly, mammalian genomes have several paralogues for each subunit, which are differentially expressed depending on the cell type, differentiation program, and cellular stimuli. Therefore, identification and characterization of the specific architecture of different PRC1 complexes during cellular differentiation are essential to better understand the function and recruitment mechanism of PRC1 complexes. In this chapter we describe several methods to study Polycomb architecture, and identification of novel interactors in both pluripotent and differentiating mouse embryonic stem cells...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615272/role-of-respiratory-changes-on-the-modulation-of-arterial-pressure-in-rats-submitted-to-sino-aortic-denervation
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Mateus R Amorim, Leni G H Bonagamba, George M P R Souza, Davi J A Moraes, Benedito H Machado
Sino-aortic denervated (SAD) rats present mean arterial pressure (MAP) similar to control rats. Since respiration modulates MAP, we hypothesized that conscious SAD rats present respiratory changes associated with the normal MAP. In this study we evaluated the cardiovascular and respiratory activities and arterial blood gases in control and SAD rats. Male juvenile Wistar rats (P19-P21) were submitted to SAD, sham surgery, or selective carotid bodies removal (CBX) and the three groups were evaluated 10 days after the surgery (SAD, n = 21, Sham, n = 18, CBX, n = 13)...
September 12, 2016: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614332/genome-wide-identification-evolution-of-chromobox-family-genes-and-their-expression-in-nile-tilapia
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Xing-Yong Liu, Xian-Bo Zhang, Ming-Hui Li, Shu-Qing Zheng, Zhi-Long Liu, Yun-Ying Cheng, De-Shou Wang
Chromobox (Cbx) family proteins are transcriptional repressors that involved in epigenetic and developmental processes. In this study, comprehensive analyses of Cbxs were performed using available genome databases from representative animal species. The Cbx family were originated from one Polycomb (Pc) gene like the yeast Pc, which duplicated into two and gave rise to the Pc and the Heterochromatin protein 1 (Hp1) identified in invertebrates from protozoon to lancelet. Rapid expansion of Cbx family members was observed in vertebrates as ~8 (5 Pc and 3 Hp1) were identified in spotted gar, coelacanth and tetrapods...
September 7, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608834/cabazitaxel-and-indocyanine-green-co-delivery-tumor-targeting-nanoparticle-for-improved-antitumor-efficacy-and-minimized-drug-toxicity
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Xiaowei Tai, Yang Wang, Li Zhang, Yuting Yang, Kairong Shi, Shaobo Ruan, Yayuan Liu, Huile Gao, Zhirong Zhang, Qin He
Cabazitaxel (CBX) is an effective antineoplastic agent for the treatment of many kinds of cancers. However, the poor water solubility remains a serious deterrent to the utilization of CBX as a commercial drug. In this study, we designed a strategy that integrated CBX into albumin nanoparticles (ANs) formed with human serum albumin (HSA) to improve the water solubility and targeting ability. Meanwhile, we utilized a photothermal agent-indocyanine green (ICG), which could cooperate with CBX to enhance the antitumor effect...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571219/structure-activity-relationships-and-kinetic-studies-of-peptidic-antagonists-of-cbx-chromodomains
#17
Jacob I Stuckey, Catherine Simpson, Jacqueline L Norris-Drouin, Stephanie H Cholensky, Junghyun Lee, Ryan Pasca, Nancy Cheng, Bradley M Dickson, Kenneth H Pearce, Stephen V Frye, Lindsey I James
To better understand the contribution of methyl-lysine (Kme) binding proteins to various disease states, we recently developed and reported the discovery of 1 (UNC3866), a chemical probe that targets two families of Kme binding proteins, CBX and CDY chromodomains, with selectivity for CBX4 and -7. The discovery of 1 was enabled in part by the use of molecular dynamics simulations performed with CBX7 and its endogenous substrate. Herein, we describe the design, synthesis, and structure-activity relationship studies that led to the development of 1 and provide support for our model of CBX7-ligand recognition by examining the binding kinetics of our antagonists with CBX7 as determined by surface-plasmon resonance...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449260/outcomes-of-active-surveillance-after-initial-surveillance-prostate-biopsy
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Evan Kovac, Gregory Lieser, Ahmed Elshafei, J Stephen Jones, Eric A Klein, Andrew J Stephenson
PURPOSE: We analyzed the rates of disease reclassification at initial and subsequent surveillance prostate biopsy as well as the treatment outcomes of deferred therapy among men on active surveillance for prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From a prospective database we identified 300 men on active surveillance who had undergone initial surveillance prostate biopsy, with or without confirmatory biopsy, within 1 year of diagnosis. Of these men 261 (87%) were classified as having NCCN very low or low risk disease at diagnosis...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421240/is-electrical-coupling-involved-in-the-generation-of-posterior-hypothalamic-theta-rhythm
#19
Renata Bocian, Bartosz Caban, Paulina Kłos-Wojtczak, Jan Konopacki, Tomasz Kowalczyk
Data obtained in in vitro experiments and urethane anaesthetized animals have revealed that the mechanisms responsible for the generation of hippocampal cholinergic theta rhythm are specifically affected by the administration of broad spectrum gap junctions (GJs) blocker - carbenoxolone (CBX). The aim of this study was to examine the effect of GJs modulation on the production of posterior hypothalamic theta. Specifically, we were interested in evaluating whether CBX could attenuate the theta rhythm recorded from the supramammillary nucleus and posterior hypothalamic nuclei, in both in vitro and in vivo preparations...
September 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27371687/a-gap-junction-inhibitor-carbenoxolone-induces-spatiotemporal-dispersion-of-renal-cortical-perfusion-and-impairs-autoregulation
#20
Nicholas Mitrou, Branko Braam, William A Cupples
Renal autoregulation dynamics originating from the myogenic response (MR) and tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) can synchronize over large regions of the kidney surface, likely through gap junction-mediated electrotonic conduction and reflecting distributed operation of autoregulation. We tested the hypotheses that inhibition of gap junctions reduces spatial synchronization of autoregulation dynamics, abrogates spatial and temporal smoothing of renal perfusion, and impairs renal autoregulation. In male Long-Evans rats, we infused the gap junction inhibitor carbenoxolone (CBX) or the related glycyrrhizic acid (GZA) that does not block gap junctions into the renal artery and monitored renal blood flow (RBF) and surface perfusion by laser speckle contrast imaging...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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