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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914011/activation-of-alpha-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-reduces-brain-edema-in-mice-with-ischemic-stroke-and-bone-fracture
#1
Dingquan Zou, Man Luo, Zhenying Han, Lei Zhan, Wan Zhu, Shuai Kang, Chen Bao, Zhao Li, Jeffrey Nelson, Rui Zhang, Hua Su
Stroke is an important risk factor for bone fracture. We showed previously that bone fracture at the acute stage of ischemic stroke worsens, and activation of α-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α-7 nAchR) improves, stroke recovery by attenuating inflammation. We hypothesized that activation of α-7 nAchR also improves the blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity. Permanent distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) was performed on C57BL/6J mice followed by tibia fracture 1 day later. Mice were treated with 0...
December 2, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904960/active-and-passive-involvement-of-claudins-in-the-pathophysiology-of-intestinal-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Christian Barmeyer, Michael Fromm, Jörg-Dieter Schulzke
Intestinal inflammatory diseases, four of which are discussed here, are associated with alterations of claudins. In ulcerative colitis, diarrhea and antigen entry into the mucosa occurs. Claudin-2 is upregulated but data on other claudins are still limited or vary (e.g., claudin-1 and -4). Apart from that, tight junction changes contribute to diarrhea via a leak flux mechanism, while protection against antigen entry disappears behind epithelial gross lesions (erosions) and apoptotic foci. Crohn's disease is additionally characterized by a claudin-5 and claudin-8 reduction which plays an active role in antigen uptake already before gross lesions appear...
November 30, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903986/adult-t-cell-leukemia-aggressivenness-correlates-with-loss-of-both-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-and-tet2-expression
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Ambroise Marçais, Laetitia Waast, Julie Bruneau, Katia Hanssens, Vahid Asnafi, Philippe Gaulard, Felipe Suarez, Patrice Dubreuil, Antoine Gessain, Olivier Hermine, Claudine Pique
Mutations in TET2, encoding one of the TET members responsible for the conversion of DNA cytosine methylation to hydroxymethylation (5-hmc), have been recently described in Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1-associated adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). However, neither the amount of genomic 5-hmc in ATLL tumor cells nor TET2 expression has been studied yet. In this study, we analyzed these two parameters as well as the mutational status of TET2 in ATLL patients. By employing a direct in situ approach, we documented that tumor T cells infiltrating lymph nodes exhibit low level of 5-hmc compared to residual normal T cells...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902881/the-chimeric-nature-of-the-genomes-of-marine-magnetotactic-coccoid-ovoid-bacteria-defines-a-novel-group-of-proteobacteria
#4
Boyang Ji, Sheng-Da Zhang, Wei-Jia Zhang, Zoe Rouy, François Alberto, Claire-Lise Santini, Sophie Mangenot, Séverine Gagnot, Nadège Philippe, Nathalie Pradel, Lichen Zhang, Sébastien Tempel, Ying Li, Claudine Médigue, Bernard Henrissat, Pedro M Coutinho, Valérie Barbe, Emmanuel Talla, Long-Fei Wu
Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) are a group of phylogenetically and physiologically diverse Gram-negative bacteria that synthesize intracellular magnetic crystals named magnetosomes. MTB are affiliated with three classes of Proteobacteria phylum, Nitrospirae phylum, Omnitrophica phylum and probably with the candidate phylum Latescibacteria. The evolutionary origin and physiological diversity of MTB compared to other bacterial taxonomic groups remain to be illustrated. Here, we analyzed the genome of the marine magneto-ovoid strain MO-1 and found that it is closely related to Magnetococcus marinus MC-1...
November 30, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899769/the-role-of-club-cell-phenoconversion-and-migration-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#5
Jutaro Fukumoto, Ramani Soundararajan, Joseph Leung, Ruan Cox, Sanjay Mahendrasah, Neha Muthavarapu, Travis Herrin, Alexander Czachor, Lee C Tan, Nima Hosseinian, Priyanshi Patel, Jayanthraj Gone, Mason T Breitzig, Young Cho, Andrew J Cooke, Lakshmi Galam, Venkata Ramireddy Narala, Yashwant Pathak, Richard F Lockey, Narasaiah Kolliputi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an age-related multifactorial disease featuring non-uniform lung fibrosis. The decisive cellular events at early stages of IPF are poorly understood. While the involvement of club cells in IPF pathogenesis is unclear, their migration has been associated with lung fibrosis. In this study, we labeled club cells immunohistochemically in IPF lungs using a club cell marker Claudin-10 (Cldn10), a unique protein based on the recent report which demonstrated that the appearance of Cldn10 in developing and repairing lungs precedes other club cell markers including club cell secretory protein (CCSP)...
November 29, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899624/microscope-in-2017-an-expanding-and-evolving-integrated-resource-for-community-expertise-of-microbial-genomes
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David Vallenet, Alexandra Calteau, Stéphane Cruveiller, Mathieu Gachet, Aurélie Lajus, Adrien Josso, Jonathan Mercier, Alexandre Renaux, Johan Rollin, Zoe Rouy, David Roche, Claude Scarpelli, Claudine Médigue
The annotation of genomes from NGS platforms needs to be automated and fully integrated. However, maintaining consistency and accuracy in genome annotation is a challenging problem because millions of protein database entries are not assigned reliable functions. This shortcoming limits the knowledge that can be extracted from genomes and metabolic models. Launched in 2005, the MicroScope platform (http://www.genoscope.cns.fr/agc/microscope) is an integrative resource that supports systematic and efficient revision of microbial genome annotation, data management and comparative analysis...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895742/comparative-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles-of-gastric-cardia-adenocarcinoma-and-gastric-non-cardia-adenocarcinoma
#7
Bin Song, Juan Du, Neng Deng, Ji-Chen Ren, Zhen-Bo Shu
In the present study, gene expression profiles were analyzed to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) and gastric non-cardia adenocarcinoma (GNCA). A gene expression dataset (accession number GSE29272) was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus, and consisted of 62 GCA samples and 62 normal controls, as well as 72 GNCA samples and 72 normal controls. The two groups of differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) were compared to obtain common and unique DEGs. A differential analysis was performed using the Linear Models for Microarray Data package in R...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895051/metabolism-and-antioxidant-defense-in-the-larval-chironomid-tanytarsus-minutipalpus-adjustments-to-diel-variations-in-the-extreme-conditions-of-lake-magadi
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Lucas F Bianchini, Chris M Wood, Harold L Bergman, Ora E Johannsson, Pierre Laurent, Claudine Chevalier, Mosiany L Kisipan, Geraldine D Kavembe, Michael B Papah, Kevin V Brix, Gudrun De Boeck, John N Maina, Rodi O Ojoo, Adalto Bianchini
Insect larvae are reported to be a major component of the simple but highly productive trophic web found in Lake Magadi (Kenya, Africa), which is considered to be one of the most extreme aquatic environments on Earth. Previous studies show that fish must display biochemical and physiological adjustments to thrive under the extreme conditions of the lake. However, information for invertebrates is lacking. In the present study, the occurrence of the larval chironomid Tanytarsus minutipalpus is reported in Lake Magadi for the first time...
November 28, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893847/a2a-adenosine-receptor-antagonism-reverts-the-blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-induced-by-sleep-restriction
#9
Gabriela Hurtado-Alvarado, Emilio Domínguez-Salazar, Javier Velázquez-Moctezuma, Beatriz Gómez-González
Chronic sleep restriction induces blood-brain barrier disruption and increases pro-inflammatory mediators in rodents. Those inflammatory mediators may modulate the blood-brain barrier and constitute a link between sleep loss and blood-brain barrier physiology. We propose that adenosine action on its A2A receptor may be modulating the blood-brain barrier dynamics in sleep-restricted rats. We administrated a selective A2A adenosine receptor antagonist (SCH58261) in sleep-restricted rats at the 10th day of sleep restriction and evaluated the blood-brain barrier permeability to dextrans coupled to fluorescein (FITC-dextrans) and Evans blue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888337/claudins-vital-partners-in-transcellular-and-paracellular-transport-coupling
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REVIEW
Dorothee Günzel
Tight junction (TJ) strands between epithelial or endothelial cells are formed by claudins, a protein family comprising up to 27 members in mammals. Although many more proteins are involved in the formation of TJ complexes, claudins are the only TJ proteins that are able to form TJ-like strands when overexpressed in cells that are normally devoid of TJs (e.g., fibroblasts). Within the paracellular cleft, the extracellular domains of claudins provide the matrix that seals the paracellular pathway. However, within this matrix, some claudins act as channels that specifically allow certain ions to cross this barrier...
November 25, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888130/protective-role-of-phenylalanine-on-the-ros-induced-oxidative-damage-apoptosis-and-tight-junction-damage-via-nrf2-tor-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-molecules-in-the-gill-of-fish
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Lin Feng, Wen Li, Yang Liu, Wei-Dan Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Jun Jiang, Ling Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
This study explored the possible preventive effects of dietary phenylalanine (Phe) on antioxidant responses, apoptosis and tight junction protein transcription in the gills of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Fish were fed six different experimental diets containing graded levels of Phe (3.4-16.8 g kg(-1)) for 8 weeks. The results showed that Phe deficiency induced protein oxidation and lipid peroxidation by decreasing the glutathione content and the activities and mRNA levels of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione reductase (GR) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) in fish gill (P < 0...
November 22, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886421/pathophysiology-of-dyspnoea-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-cross-sectional-evaluation
#12
Olivier Sanchez, Aurore Caumont-Prim, Elisabeth Riant, Laurent Plantier, Martin Dres, Bruno Louis, Marie-Anne Collignon, Benoit Diebold, Guy Meyer, Claudine Peiffer, Christophe Delclaux
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Dyspnoea in pulmonary embolism (PE) remains poorly characterized. Little is known about how to measure intensity or about the underlying mechanisms that may be related to ventilatory abnormalities, alveolar dead space ventilation or modulating factors such as psychological modulate. We hypothesized that dyspnoea would mainly be associated with pulmonary vascular obstruction and its pathophysiological consequences, while the sensory-affective domain of dyspnoea would be influenced by other factors...
November 25, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885488/claudins-in-viral-infection-from-entry-to-spread
#13
REVIEW
Che C Colpitts, Thomas F Baumert
Tight junctions are critically important for many physiological functions, including the maintenance of cell polarity, regulation of paracellular permeability, and involvement in signal transduction pathways to regulate integral cellular processes. Furthermore, tight junctions enable epithelial cells to form physical barriers, which act as an innate immune mechanism that can impede viral infection. Viruses, in turn, have evolved mechanisms to exploit tight junction proteins to gain access to cells or spread through tissues in an infected host...
November 24, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884700/claudin-5-7-and-18-suppress-proliferation-mediated-by-inhibition-of-phosphorylation-of-akt-in-human-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#14
Risa Akizuki, Shun Shimobaba, Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Satoshi Endo, Akira Ikari
Abnormal expression of claudin (CLDN) subtypes has been reported in various solid cancers. However, it is unknown which subtype plays a key role in the regulation of proliferation in cancer cells. The expression of CLDN3-5, 7, and 18 in human lung squamous carcinoma tissues was lower than that in normal tissue. Here, we examined which combination of exogenous CLDNs expression inhibits proliferation and the molecular mechanism using human lung squamous RERF-LC-AI cells. Real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blotting showed that CLDN3-5, 7, and 18 are little expressed in RERF-LC-AI cells...
November 21, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883241/neutrophil-autophagy-and-extracellular-dna-traps-contribute-to-airway-inflammation-in-severe-asthma
#15
Duy Le Pham, Ga-Young Ban, Seung-Hyun Kim, Yoo Seob Shin, Young-Min Ye, Yong-Joon Chwae, Hae-Sim Park
BACKGROUND: Autophagy and neutrophil extracellular DNA traps (NETs) are implicated in asthma; however, their roles in asthma pathogenesis have not been elucidated. OBJECTIVES: We compared autophagy and NET production levels from peripheral blood neutrophils (PBNs) of patients with severe asthma (SA) and non-severe asthma (NSA). Additionally, we investigated the inflammatory effects of NETs on human airway epithelial cells (AECs) and peripheral blood eosinophils (PBEs)...
November 24, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880979/low-dose-lipopolysaccharide-causes-biliary-injury-by-blood-biliary-barrier-impairment-in-a-rat-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-model
#16
J Reiling, K R Bridle, M Gijbels, F G Schaap, L Jaskowski, N Santrampurwala, L J Britton, C M Campbell, S W M Olde Damink, D H G Crawford, C H C Dejong, J Fawcett
INTRODUCTION: This study explored whether bacterial endotoxins, in the form of lipopolysaccharides (LPS), could have an injurious effect on the biliary tract in conjunction with ischemia. METHOD: Sixty-four rats were randomly assigned to four groups: sham operation (sham), 1mg/kg LPS i.p. (LPS), hepatic ischemia reperfusion (IR), and IR combined with LPS (IR+LPS). Following 1 or 6 hours of reperfusion, serum liver tests, bile duct histology, immunofluorescence microscopy (zonula occludens-1), bile composition (bile salts, phospholipids, lactate dehydrogenase), hepatic gene expression (bile salt transporters and inflammatory mediators) as well as serum and biliary cytokine concentrations were quantified and compared between the study groups...
November 23, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880081/an-emerging-role-for-iqgap1-in-tight-junction-control
#17
Barbara E Tanos, Charles Yeaman, Enrique Rodriguez-Boulan
IQGAP1 is a scaffold protein involved in the assembly of adherens junctions. Our work has recently revealed a novel role for IQGAP1 in the regulation of tight junctions (TJ) through differential recruitment of claudins to the nascent TJ. Here, we discuss the potential mechanisms of this regulation, including IQGAP1 effects on CDC42, and IQGAP1 interactions with sorting/trafficking molecules (e.g. Exo70). Given the many roles of IQGAP1 and the large number of interacting partners, we focus our discussion of these functions in the context of junction formation, trafficking, growth factor signaling and cancer...
November 23, 2016: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879452/umbilical-cord-blood-circulating-progenitor-cells-and-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-are-decreased-in-preeclampsia
#18
Diane L Gumina, Claudine P Black, Vivek Balasubramaniam, Virginia D Winn, Christopher D Baker
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific disease characterized by the new onset of hypertension and proteinuria. Mothers with PE are known to develop endothelial dysfunction, but its effect on infants has been understudied, as newborns are often asymptomatic. Recent studies indicate that infants born from preeclamptic pregnancies develop endothelial dysfunction including higher blood pressure during childhood and an increased risk of stroke later in life. We hypothesize that PE reduces the number and function of fetal angiogenic progenitor cells and may contribute to this increased risk...
November 21, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879260/antibiotics-impair-murine-hematopoiesis-by-depleting-intestinal-microbiota
#19
Kamilla S Josefsdottir, Megan T Baldridge, Claudine S Kadmon, Katherine Y King
Bone marrow suppression is an adverse effect associated with many antibiotics, especially when administered for prolonged treatment courses. Recent advances in our understanding of steady-state hematopoiesis have allowed us to explore the effects of antibiotics on hematopoietic progenitors in detail using a murine model. Antibiotic-treated mice exhibited anemia, thrombocytosis, and leukopenia, with pronounced pan-lymphopenia as demonstrated by flow cytometric analysis of peripheral blood. Bone marrow progenitor analysis revealed depletion of hematopoietic stem cells and multipotent progenitors across all subtypes...
November 22, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879200/mechanism-of-cargo-directed-atg8-conjugation-during-selective-autophagy
#20
Dorotea Fracchiolla, Justyna Sawa-Makarska, Bettina Zens, Anita de Ruiter, Gabriele Zaffagnini, Andrea Brezovich, Julia Romanov, Kathrin Runggatscher, Claudine Kraft, Bojan Zagrovic, Sascha Martens
Selective autophagy is mediated by cargo receptors that link the cargo to the isolation membrane via interactions with Atg8 proteins. Atg8 proteins are localized to the membrane in an ubiquitin-like conjugation reaction, but how this conjugation is coupled to the presence of the cargo is unclear. Here we show that the S. cerevisiae Atg19, Atg34 and the human p62, Optineurin and NDP52 cargo receptors interact with the E3-like enzyme Atg12∼Atg5-Atg16, which stimulates Atg8 conjugation. The interaction of Atg19 with the Atg12∼Atg5-Atg16 complex is mediated by its Atg8-interacting motifs (AIMs)...
November 23, 2016: ELife
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