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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792849/the-role-and-mechanism-of-k-ca-3-1-channels-in-human-monocyte-migration-induced-by-palmitic-acid
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Xiao-Zhen Ma, Zheng-Da Pang, Jun-Hong Wang, Zheng Song, Li-Mei Zhao, Xiao-Jun Du, Xiu-Ling Deng
Monocyte migration into diseased tissues contributes to the pathogenesis of diseases. Intermediate-conductance Ca2+ -activated K+ (KCa 3.1) channels play an important role in cell migration. However, the role of KCa 3.1 channels in mediating monocyte migration induced by palmitic acid (PA) is still unclear. Using cultured THP-1 cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy subjects, we investigated the role and signaling mechanisms of KCa 3.1 channels in mediating the migration induced by PA. Using methods of Western blotting analysis, RNA interference, cell migration assay and ELISA, we found that PA-treated monocytes exhibited increment of the protein levels of KCa 3...
May 21, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792708/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-diabetes-is-associated-with-decreased-cyp3a4-protein-expression-and-activity-in-human-liver
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Rohitash Jamwal, Suzanne M de la Monte, Ken Ogasawara, Sravani Adusumalli, Benjamin B Barlock, Fatemeh Akhlaghi
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major cause of chronic liver disease in Western population. We investigated the effect of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetes mellitus on CYP3A4 activity in human liver tissue from brain dead donors (N=74). Histopathologically graded livers were grouped into normal (n=24), nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL, n=26) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH, n=24) categories. The rate of conversion of midazolam to its 1-hydroxy metabolite was used to assess in vitro CYP3A4 activity in human liver microsomes (HLM)...
May 24, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792672/biosynthesis-of-lincosamide-antibiotics-reactions-associated-with-degradation-and-detoxification-pathways-play-a-constructive-role
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Daozhong Zhang, Zhijun Tang, Wen Liu
Natural products typically are small molecules produced by living organisms. These products possess a wide variety of biological activities and thus have historically played a critical role in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology either as chemotherapeutic agents or as useful tools. Natural products are not synthesized for use by human beings; rather, living organisms produce them in response to various biochemical processes and environmental concerns, both internal and external. These processes/concerns are often dynamic and thus motivate the diversification, optimization, and selection of small molecules in line with changes in biological function...
May 24, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791435/immunogenicity-and-efficacy-following-sequential-parenterally-administered-doses-of-salmonella-enteritidis-cops-flic-glycoconjugates-in-infant-and-adult-mice
#4
Scott M Baliban, Brittany Curtis, Deanna Toema, Sharon M Tennant, Myron M Levine, Marcela F Pasetti, Raphael Simon
In sub-Saharan Africa, invasive nontyphoidal Salmonella (iNTS) infections with serovars S. Enteritidis, S. Typhimurium and I 4,[5],12:i:- are widespread in children < 5 years old. Development of an efficacious vaccine would provide an important public health tool to prevent iNTS disease in this population. Glycoconjugates of S. Enteritidis core and O-polysaccharide (COPS) coupled to the homologous serovar phase 1 flagellin protein (FliC) were previously shown to be immunogenic and protected adult mice against death following challenge with a virulent Malian S...
May 23, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790698/inhibition-of-migration-and-invasion-by-berberine-via-inactivation-of-pi3k-akt-and-p38-in-human-retinoblastoma-cell-line
#5
Yuwen Wang, Jianshu Yuan, Liangyan Yang, Pengyun Wang, Xiajun Wang, Yue Wu, Kan Chen, Rong Ma, Yike Zhong, Xiaohong Guo, Yan Gong, Mengfang Gui, Yaming Jin
BACKGROUND: As a clinically important natural isoquinoline alkaloid, berberine has been reported to possess various pharmacological effects. OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the effect of berberine on cell migration and invasion in human retinoblastoma (Rb) cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The cytotoxicity of berberine was estimated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5- diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. After being stimulated with berberine under various concentrations, the cell migration and invasion were evaluated by transwell assay...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790398/acute-inflammatory-biomarker-responses-to-diffuse-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-rat-monitored-by-a-novel-microdialysis-technique
#6
Fredrik Clausen, Niklas Marklund, Lars Hillered
Neuroinflammation is a major contributor to the progressive brain injury process induced by traumatic brain injury (TBI), and may play an important role in the pathophysiology of axonal injury. The immediate neuroinflammatory cascade cannot be characterized in the human setting. Therefore, we used the midline fluid percussion injury model of diffuse TBI in rats and a novel microdialysis (MD) method providing stable diffusion-driven biomarker sampling. Immediately post-injury, bilateral amphiphilic tri-block polymer coated MD probes (100 kDa cut off membrane) were inserted and perfused with Dextran 500 kDa-supplemented artificial CSF to optimize protein capture...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789534/the-novel-klf4-plac8-signaling-pathway-regulates-lung-cancer-growth
#7
Yunlu Jia, Xiaogang Ying, Jichun Zhou, Yongxia Chen, Xiao Luo, Shudu Xie, Qin Chuan Wang, Wenxian Hu, Linbo Wang
Accumulating evidence suggests that placenta-specific 8 (PLAC8) plays an important role in normal cellular process and human diseases, including multiple types of human tumors, and its role is highly relied upon in cellular and physiologic contexts. However, there are no reports on its expression profile and biological roles during lung cancer development. In the current study, both the clinical implications and biological effects of PLAC8 in lung cancer (LC) progression were investigated, and we identified and described the novel Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4)/PLAC8 regulatory pathway in cancer progression...
May 22, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789256/systems-level-analysis-of-risk-genes-reveals-the-modular-nature-of-schizophrenia
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Jiewei Liu, Ming Li, Xiong-Jian Luo, Bing Su
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a complex mental disorder with high heritability. Genetic studies (especially recent genome-wide association studies) have identified many risk genes for schizophrenia. However, the physical interactions among the proteins encoded by schizophrenia risk genes remain elusive and it is not known whether the identified risk genes converge on common molecular networks or pathways. Here we systematically investigated the network characteristics of schizophrenia risk genes using the high-confidence protein-protein interactions (PPI) from the human interactome...
May 19, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788824/activation-of-ampk-in-human-placental-explants-impairs-mitochondrial-function-and-cellular-metabolism
#9
Daphne Landau, Maricela Haghiac, Judi Minium, Yelenna Skomorovska-Prokvolit, Virtu Calabuig-Navarro, Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn
OBJECTIVE: Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a cellular energy sensor whose phosphorylation increases energy production. We sought to evaluate the placenta-specific effect of AMPK activation on the handling of nutrients required for fetal development. METHODS: Explants were isolated from term placenta of 29 women (pregravid body mass index: 29.1 ± 9.9 kg/m2 ) and incubated for 24 hours with 0 to 100 µmol/L resveratrol or 0 to 1 mmol/L of 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxyamide ribonucleoside (AICAR)...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788408/effects-of-4-hydroxy-2-3-3-4-5-pentachlorobiphenyl-4-oh-cb107-on-liver-transcriptome-in-rats-implication-in-the-disruption-of-circadian-rhythm-and-fatty-acid-metabolism
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Mari Ochiai, Midori Iida, Tetsuro Agusa, Kohki Takaguchi, Satoshi Fujiic, Kei Nomiyama, Hisato Iwata
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and their hydroxylated metabolites (OH-PCBs) have been detected in tissues of both wild animals and humans. Several previous studies have suggested adverse effects of OH-PCBs on the endocrine and nervous systems in mammals. However, there have been no studies on transcriptome analysis of the effects of OH-PCBs, and thus, the whole picture and mechanisms underlying the adverse effects induced by OH-PCBs are still poorly understood. We therefore investigated the mRNA expression profile in the liver of adult male Wistar rats treated with 4-hydroxy-2,3,3',4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (4-OH-CB107) to explore the genes responsive to OH-PCBs and to understand the potential effects of the chemical...
May 21, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788256/distinct-hla-associations-of-lgi1-and-caspr2-antibody-diseases
#11
Sophie Binks, James Varley, Wanseon Lee, Mateusz Makuch, Katherine Elliott, Jeffrey M Gelfand, Saiju Jacob, M Isabel Leite, Paul Maddison, Mian Chen, Michael D Geschwind, Eleanor Grant, Arjune Sen, Patrick Waters, Mark McCormack, Gianpiero L Cavalleri, Martin Barnardo, Julian C Knight, Sarosh R Irani
The recent biochemical distinction between antibodies against leucine-rich, glioma-inactivated-1 (LGI1), contactin-associated protein-2 (CASPR2) and intracellular epitopes of voltage-gated potassium-channels (VGKCs) demands aetiological explanations. Given established associations between human leucocyte antigen (HLA) alleles and adverse drug reactions, and our clinical observation of frequent adverse drugs reactions in patients with LGI1 antibodies, we compared HLA alleles between healthy controls (n = 5553) and 111 Caucasian patients with VGKC-complex autoantibodies...
May 18, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788004/juvenile-traumatic-brain-injury-results-in-cognitive-deficits-associated-with-impaired-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-early-tauopathy
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Michael J Hylin, Ryan C Holden, Aidan C Smith, Aric F Logsdon, Rabia Qaiser, Brandon P Lucke-Wold
The leading cause of death in the juvenile population is trauma, and in particular neurotrauma. The juvenile brain response to neurotrauma is not completely understood. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been shown to contribute to injury expansion and behavioral deficits in adult rodents and furthermore has been seen in adult postmortem human brains diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Whether endoplasmic reticulum stress is increased in juveniles with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is poorly delineated...
May 22, 2018: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787963/sirt1-activator-e1231-protects-from-experimental-atherosclerosis-and-lowers-plasma-cholesterol-and-triglycerides-by-enhancing-abca1-expression
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Tingting Feng, Peng Liu, Xiao Wang, Jinque Luo, Xuan Zuo, Xinhai Jiang, Chang Liu, Yongzhen Li, Ni Li, Minghua Chen, Ningyu Zhu, Xiaowan Han, Chao Liu, Yanni Xu, Shuyi Si
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-dependent protein deacetylase. Recent studies have demonstrated that enhancing SIRT1 expression or activity may modulate cholesterol and lipid metabolism. However, pharmacological and molecular regulators for SIRT1 are scarce. Here, we aimed to find novel small molecule modulators of SIRT1 to regulate cholesterol and lipid metabolism. METHODS: A high-throughput screening assay was established to identify SIRT1 activators...
April 30, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787929/association-between-the-ratio-of-serum-arachidonic-acid-to-eicosapentaenoic-acid-and-the-presence-of-depressive-symptoms-in-a-general-japanese-population-the-hisayama-study
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Mao Shibata, Tomoyuki Ohara, Daigo Yoshida, Jun Hata, Naoko Mukai, Hiroyuki Kawano, Shigenobu Kanba, Takanari Kitazono, Toshiharu Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological evidence suggests that fish consumption and intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)-namely, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-confer protection against depression. However, few studies have addressed the influence of the balance between n-3 PUFA and n-6 PUFA in the human body on depression. METHODS: A total of 2,529 community-dwelling Japanese residents aged ≥ 40 years were assessed for depressive symptoms (defined as a score of 16 points or more on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale [CES-D]) in 2007...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787733/the-major-outer-membrane-protein-of-legionella-pneumophila-lpg1974-shows-pore-forming-characteristics-similar-to-the-human-mitochondrial-outer-membrane-pore-hvdac1
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Farhan Younas, Nafiseh Soltanmohammadi, Oliver Knapp, Roland Benz
Legionella pneumophila is an aerobic and nonspore-forming pathogenic Gram-negative bacterium of the genus Legionella. It is the causative agent of Legionnaires' disease, also known as Legionellosis. The hosts of this organism are diverse, ranging from simple water borne protozoans such as amoebae to more complex hosts such as macrophages in humans. Genome analyses have shown the presence of genes coding for eukaryotic like proteins in several Legionella species. The presence of these proteins may assist L. pneumophila in its adaptation to the eukaryotic host...
May 19, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786451/annexin-a2-is-a-robo4-ligand-that-modulates-arf6-activation-associated-cerebral-trans-endothelial-permeability
#16
Wenlu Li, Zhigang Chen, Jing Yuan, Zhanyang Yu, Chongjie Cheng, Qiuchen Zhao, Lena Huang, Katherine A Hajjar, Zhong Chen, Eng H Lo, Haibin Dai, Xiaoying Wang
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in neurological disorders remains an intractable problem with limited therapeutic options. Here, we investigate whether the endothelial cell membrane protein annexin A2 (ANXA2) may play a role in reducing trans-endothelial permeability and maintaining cerebrovascular integrity after injury. Compared with wild-type mice, the expression of cerebral endothelial junctional proteins was reduced in E15.5 and adult ANXA2 knockout mice, along with increased leakage of small molecule tracers...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785404/enhanced-suppressive-activity-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-the-microenvironment-of-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Joanna Budna, Mariusz Kaczmarek, Agata Kolecka-Bednarczyk, Łukasz Spychalski, Piotr Zawierucha, Joanna Goździk-Spychalska, Michał Nowicki, Halina Batura-Gabryel, Jan Sikora
Cancer metastatic spread to serous cavity causes malignant pleural effusions (MPEs), indicating dismal prognosis. Tumor microenvironment can implement suppressive activity on host immune responses. Thus, we investigated the prevalence of Tregs and the relationship between them and TGF- β and IL-10 concentrations and measured expression of FOXP3 , CTLA-4 , CD28 , and GITR genes, as well as protein expression of selected genes in benign effusions and MPEs. The percentage of Tregs was determined by means of multicolor flow cytometry system...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784669/autophagy-cell-viability-and-chemo-resistance-are-regulated-by-mir-489-in-breast-cancer
#18
Hexin Chen, Mithil Soni, Yogin Patel, Eleni Markoutsa, Chunfa Jie, Shou Liu, Peisheng Xu
It is postulated that the complexity and heterogeneity in cancer may hinder most efforts that target a single pathway. Thus, discovery of novel therapeutic agents targeting multiple pathways, such as microRNAs (miRs), holds promise for future cancer therapy. One such miR, miR-489, is downregulated in majority of breast cancer cells and several drug-resistant breast cancer cell lines, but its role and underlying mechanism for tumor suppression and drug resistance needs further investigation. The current study identifies autophagy as a novel pathway targeted by miR-489 and reports Unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1 (ULK1) and lysosomal protein transmembrane 4 beta (LAPTM4B) to be direct targets of miR-489...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784344/determination-of-c-reactive-protein-by-pamam-decorated-ito-based-disposable-biosensing-system-a-new-immunosensor-design-from-an-old-molecule
#19
Münteha Nur Sonuç Karaboğa, Mustafa Kemal Sezgintürk
This paper demonstrates a new and sensitive electrochemical immunosensor for the analysis of C-reactive protein, an important marker of inflammation. Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) disposable sheets were modified by using 11-cyanoundecyltrimethoxysilane (CUTMS) and PAMAM dendrimers (G:1 amino surfaces) for the first time to immobilize the anti-CRP antibody via covalent interactions. Cyclic voltammetry (CV), and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), as well as square wave voltammetry (SWV) methods, were applied to characterize the immobilization stages of anti-CRP and to determine the CRP concentrations...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784339/quantification-of-peptides-in-human-synovial-fluid-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Araceli Garcia-Ac, Sung Vo Duy, Sébastien Sauvé, Florina Moldovan, V Gaëlle Roullin, Xavier Banquy
A method to explore the stability of two anti-inflammatory peptides in human synovial fluid (HSF) has been developed and validated using liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The two peptides are BQ123 Cyclo(-D-Trp-D-Asp-L-Pro-D-Val-L-Leu, Mw = 610.7) and R-954 (AcOrn[Oic2 , (αMe)Phe5 , DβNal7 , Ile8 ]desArg9 -bradykinin, Mw = 1194.4). Human synovial fluid samples were analyzed after a protein precipitation step with acetonitrile and dilution with mobile phase. DMSO was used as anti-adsorptive agent...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
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