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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437886/activation-of-imidazoline-i1-receptor-by-moxonidine-regulates-the-progression-of-liver-fibrosis-in-the-nrf2-dependent-pathway
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Wenfeng Zhang, Xuanfei Li, Yanmin Liu, Hao Chen, Jianping Gong
Imidazoline I1 receptor (I1R) has been recognized as a promising target in the treatment of many diseases, but little is known about its function in liver fibrogenesis. This study aimed to investigate the effect of I1R activation on the development and progression of liver fibrosis. The results showed that I1R expression was decreased in the livers of both patients and mice with liver fibrosis, and in TGF-β-treated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Activation of I1R by moxonidine (MOX) significantly inhibited the progression of liver fibrosis in carbon tetrachloride-induced mice and attenuated the activation of HSCs and kupffer cells...
April 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437683/pink1-and-parkin-emerging-themes-in-mitochondrial-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Thomas G McWilliams, Miratul Mk Muqit
The Parkinson's disease (PD)-associated protein kinase, PTEN-induced putative kinase1 (PINK1), and ubiquitin E3 ligase, Parkin function in a common signalling pathway known to regulate mitochondrial network homeostasis and quality control, including mitophagy. The multistep activation of this pathway, as well as an unexpected convergence between the post-translational modifications of ubiquitylation and phosphorylation, has added breadth to our understanding of cellular damage responses during human disease...
April 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437665/jasmonic-acid-signalling-and-the-plant-holobiont
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REVIEW
Lilia C Carvalhais, Peer M Schenk, Paul G Dennis
The plant holobiont - which is the plant and its associated microbiome - is increasingly viewed as an evolving entity. Some interacting microbes that compose the microbiome assist plants in combating pathogens and herbivorous insects. However, knowledge of the factors that influence the microbiome in the context of defence signalling pathways is still in its infancy. Recent research reported that changes in jasmonic acid (JA) and salicylic acid signalling affects the root microbiome of Arabidopsis thaliana...
April 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437656/a-gene-environment-interaction-analysis-of-plasma-selenium-with-prevalent-and-incident-diabetes-the-hortega-study
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Inmaculada Galan-Chilet, Maria Grau-Perez, Griselda De Marco, Eliseo Guallar, Juan Carlos Martin-Escudero, Alejandro Dominguez-Lucas, Isabel Gonzalez-Manzano, Raul Lopez-Izquierdo, Laisa Socorro Briongos-Figuero, Josep Redon, Felipe Javier Chaves, Maria Tellez-Plaza
BACKGROUND: Selenium and single-nucleotide-polymorphisms in selenoprotein genes have been associated to diabetes. However, the interaction of selenium with genetic variation in diabetes and oxidative stress-related genes has not been evaluated as a potential determinant of diabetes risk. METHODS: We evaluated the cross-sectional and prospective associations of plasma selenium concentrations with type 2 diabetes, and the interaction of selenium concentrations with genetic variation in candidate polymorphisms, in a representative sample of 1452 men and women aged 18-85 years from Spain...
April 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437655/peripheral-artery-disease-redox-signaling-oxidative-stress-basic-and-clinical-aspects
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REVIEW
Sebastian Steven, Andreas Daiber, Jörn F Dopheide, Thomas Münzel, Christine Espinola-Klein
Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS and RNS, e.g. H2O2, nitric oxide) confer redox regulation of essential cellular signaling pathways such as cell differentiation, proliferation, migration and apoptosis. At higher concentrations, ROS and RNS lead to oxidative stress and oxidative damage of biomolecules (e.g. via formation of peroxynitrite, fenton chemistry). Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is characterized by severe ischemic conditions in the periphery leading to intermittent claudication and critical limb ischemia (end stage)...
April 13, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437633/microrna-500a-promotes-migration-and-invasion-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Yuntao Guo, Liwen Chen, Chengyi Sun, Chao Yu
Increased expression of microRNA-500a (miR-500a) has been reported in the serum of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. However, the biological effects and mechanisms of miR-500a in hepatoma cells remain unclear. In this study, we found that miR-500a expression was up-regulated in HCC cell lines and tissues, and that high levels of miR-500a was associated with poor prognosis. We found that miR-500a upregulation promoted migration and invasion in two hepatoma cell lines, HCCLM3 and SMMC7721, while miR-500a downregulation had the opposite effect...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437599/human-%C3%AE-defensin-3-induces-il-8-release-and-apoptosis-in-airway-smooth-muscle-cells
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Weijia Wang, Xiaoyan Qu, Xiaomin Dang, Dong Shang, Liang Yang, Ying Li, Dan Xu, James G Martin, Qutayba Hamid, Jiankang Liu, Ying Chang
BACKGROUND: Human airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) may have a pro-inflammatory role through the release of inflammatory mediators. Increasing evidence indicates that human β-defensins (HBDs) are related to pathogenesis of asthma. OBJECTIVES: To examine the plasma level of HBD-1, -2 and -3 in asthmatic patients and the expression of their mouse orthologs in the lung tissue of a mouse model of chronic severe asthma. Further to investigate the effect of HBD-3 on the release of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-8 and to explore the mechanisms...
April 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437476/clc-3-chloride-channel-mediates-the-role-of-parathyroid-hormone-1-34-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-osteoblasts
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Xiaolin Lu, Yin Ding, Qiannan Niu, Shijie Xuan, Yan Yang, Yulong Jin, Huan Wang
INTRODUCTION: Different concentrations of parathyroid hormone [1-34] (PTH [1-34]) can have totally opposite effects on osteoblasts. Intermittent stimulation with PTH can significantly increase bone mineral density in vitro, mainly through the protein kinase A (PKA) signaling pathway, which phosphorylates runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2). The ClC-3 chloride channel, an important anion channel, can also promote osteogenesis via the Runx2 pathway based on recent studies. The purpose of our study, therefore, is to research whether the ClC-3 chloride channel has an effect on PTH osteodifferentiation in MC3T3-E1 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437448/expression-profiling-of-chrysanthemum-crassum-under-salinity-stress-and-the-initiation-of-morphological-changes
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Zhiyong Guan, Yitong Feng, Aiping Song, Xiaomeng Shi, Yachao Mao, Sumei Chen, Jiafu Jiang, Lian Ding, Fadi Chen
Chrysanthemum crassum is a decaploid species of Chrysanthemum with high stress tolerance that allows survival under salinity stress while maintaining a relatively ideal growth rate. We previously recorded morphological changes after salt treatment, such as the expansion of leaf cells. To explore the underlying salinity tolerance mechanisms, we used an Illumina platform and obtained three sequencing libraries from samples collected after 0 h, 12 h and 24 h of salt treatment. Following de novo assembly, 154,944 transcripts were generated, and 97,833 (63...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437437/use-of-short-interfering-rna-delivered-by-cationic-liposomes-to-enable-efficient-down-regulation-of-ptpn22-gene-in-human-t-lymphocytes
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Valentina Perri, Marsha Pellegrino, Francesca Ceccacci, Anita Scipioni, Stefania Petrini, Elena Gianchecchi, Anna Lo Russo, Serena De Santis, Giovanna Mancini, Alessandra Fierabracci
Type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease are T cell-dependent autoimmune endocrinopathies. The standard substitutive administration of the deficient hormones does not halt the autoimmune process; therefore, development of immunotherapies aiming to preserve the residual hormonal cells, is of crucial importance. PTPN22 C1858T mutation encoding for the R620W lymphoid tyrosine phosphatase variant, plays a potential pathophysiological role in autoimmunity. The PTPN22 encoded protein Lyp is a negative regulator of T cell antigen receptor signaling; R620W variant, leading to a gain of function with paradoxical reduced T cell activation, may represent a valid therapeutic target...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437360/dna-hydroxymethylation-by-ten-eleven-translocation-methylcytosine-dioxygenase-1-and-3-regulates-nociceptive-sensitization-in-a-chronic-inflammatory-pain-model
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Zhiqiang Pan, Zhou-Ya Xue, Guo-Fang Li, Meng-Lan Sun, Ming Zhang, Ling-Yun Hao, Qian-Qian Tang, Li-Jiao Zhu, Jun-Li Cao
BACKGROUND: Ten-eleven translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase converts 5-methylcytosine in DNA to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, which plays an important role in gene transcription. Although 5-hydroxymethylcytosine is enriched in mammalian neurons, its regulatory function in nociceptive information processing is unknown. METHODS: The global levels of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine and ten-eleven translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase were measured in spinal cords in mice treated with complete Freund's adjuvant...
April 24, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437281/cardioprotection-by-low-dose-of-estrogen-and-testosterone-at-the-physiological-ratio-on-ovx-rats-during-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Lu Fu, Yuyu Liu, Jiaxing Wang, Yu Sun, Lei Zhang, Ting Wu, Yiqian Li, Bin Wang, Shuting Huang, Huimin Bu, Hong Sun
Although estrogen and testosterone deficiency have often been associated with the development of cardiac diseases in postmenopausal women, the benefits of estrogen or testosterone therapy are controversial. Supplementation high dose of estrogen or testosterone alone has been associated with many side-effects, especially estrogen. This study was aimed to investigate whether supplementation of testosterone in combination with low-dose estrogen conferred stronger cardioprotective effects on ovariectomized rats subjected to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437280/inhibition-of-rho-kinase-attenuates-left-ventricular-remodeling-caused-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-in-rats-via-suppressing-myocardial-inflammation-and-apoptosis
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Zhi-Hua Wang, Die Zhu, Sheng Xie, Yan Deng, Yueying Pan, Jie Ren, Hui-Guo Liu
Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), the hallmark of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), has been reported to play a key role in the development of OSAS-associated cardiovascular diseases including cardiac remodeling. RhoA/Rho-kinase (ROCK) pathway has also been implicated in myocardial remodeling, but the exact mechanisms are not fully elucidated. The current study's purpose is to investigate the influence of fasudil, a selective ROCK inhibitor, on CIH-induced left ventricular remodeling in rats and its possible mechanisms...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437279/npy-impairs-cell-viability-and-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-through-ca2-and-p38-signaling-pathways-in-neonatal-rat-cardiomyocytes
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Jun Hu, Xuehua Xu, Yuanyi Zuo, Xiangting Gao, Yun Wang, Cunquan Xiong, Hongcheng Zhou, Shaohua Zhu
NPY is involved in stress cardiomyopathy (SCM). However, the associated mechanism for NPY-induced SCM remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to explore potential cell signaling pathways that are related to NPY-mediated cell viability in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. We found that NPY induced cell viability suppression in cultured cardiomyocytes in a dose-dependent manner. After NPY treatment, the expression of CaN and p-CAMKII was increased significantly, and the phosphorylation of p38 but not ERK and JNK was detected...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437168/regulation-of-pten-degradation-and-nedd4-1-e3-ligase-activity-by-numb
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Chen Shao, Zhiguo Li, Nihal Ahmad, Xiaoqi Liu
The critical tumor suppressor PTEN is regulated by numerous post-translational modifications including phosphorylation, acetylation and ubiquitination. Ubiquitination of PTEN was reported to control both PTEN stability and nuclear localization. Notably, the HECT E3-ligase NEDD4-1 was identified as the ubiquitin ligase for PTEN, mediating its degradation and down-stream events. However, the mechanisms how NEDD4-1 is regulated by up-stream signaling pathways or interaction with other proteins in promoting PTEN degradation remain largely unclear...
April 24, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437005/convergent-erk1-2-p38-and-jnk-mapk-signalling-mediate-catecholoestradiol-induced-proliferation-of-ovine-uterine-artery-endothelial-cells
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Rosalina Villalon Landeros, Sheikh O Jobe, Gabrielle Aranda-Pino, Gladys E Lopez, Jing Zheng, Ronald R Magness
Previously we demonstrated that the biologically active metabolites of 17β-oestradiol, 2-hydroxyoestradiol (2-OHE2 ) and 4-hydroxyoestradiol (4-OHE2 ), stimulate pregnancy-specific proliferation of uterine artery endothelial cells derived from pregnant (P-UAECs), but not non-pregnant ewes. However, unlike 17β-oestradiol, which induces proliferation via oestrogen receptor-β (ER-β), the catecholoestradiols mediate P-UAEC proliferation via β-adrenoceptors (β-AR) and independent of classic oestrogen receptors...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437001/tumor-associated-changes-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-cause-local-accumulation-of-klrg1-gata3-regulatory-t-cells-in-mice
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Holger Meinicke, Anna Bremser, Maria Brack, Paulina Akeus, Claire Pearson, Samuel Bullers, Katrin Hoffmeyer, Marc P Stemmler, Marianne Quiding-Järbrink, Ana Izcue
CD4(+) Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Treg) include differentiated populations of effector Treg characterized by the expression of specific transcription factors. Tumors, including intestinal malignancies, often present with local accumulation of Treg that can prevent tumor clearance, but how tumor progression leads to Treg accumulation is incompletely understood. Here using genetically modified mouse models we show that ablation of E-cadherin, a process associated with epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and tumor progression, promotes the accumulation of intestinal Treg by the specific accumulation of the KLRG1(+) GATA3(+) Treg subset...
April 24, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436963/a-sting-activating-nanovaccine-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Min Luo, Hua Wang, Zhaohui Wang, Haocheng Cai, Zhigang Lu, Yang Li, Mingjian Du, Gang Huang, Chensu Wang, Xiang Chen, Matthew R Porembka, Jayanthi Lea, Arthur E Frankel, Yang-Xin Fu, Zhijian J Chen, Jinming Gao
The generation of tumour-specific T cells is critically important for cancer immunotherapy. A major challenge in achieving a robust T-cell response is the spatiotemporal orchestration of antigen cross-presentation in antigen-presenting cells with innate stimulation. Here, we report a minimalist nanovaccine, comprising a simple physical mixture of an antigen and a synthetic polymeric nanoparticle, PC7A NP, which generates a strong cytotoxic T-cell response with low systemic cytokine expression. Mechanistically, the PC7A NP achieves efficient cytosolic delivery of tumour antigens to antigen-presenting cells in draining lymph nodes, leading to increased surface presentation while simultaneously activating type I interferon-stimulated genes...
April 24, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436939/an-inflammatory-bowel-disease-risk-variant-in-inava-decreases-pattern-recognition-receptor-induced-outcomes
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Jie Yan, Matija Hedl, Clara Abraham
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by dysregulation in both cytokines and responses to intestinal microbes, and proper regulation of pattern recognition receptor (PRR) signaling is critical for intestinal immune homeostasis. Altered functions for the IBD risk locus containing rs7554511, which encompasses the C1orf106 gene (recently named INAVA), and roles for the protein encoded by the INAVA gene are unknown. Here, we investigated the role of INAVA and INAVA genotype in regulating PRR-initiated outcomes in primary human cells...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436754/5-7-3-4-tetramethoxyflavone-protects-chondrocytes-from-er-stress-induced-apoptosis-through-regulation-of-the-ire1%C3%AE-pathway
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Longhuo Wu, Haiqing Liu, Linfu Li, Daohua Xu, Yun Gao, Yingjie Guan, Qian Chen
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the roles of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) transmembrane sensor inositol-requiring enzyme-1 (IRE1)α signaling in ER stress-induced chondrocyte apoptosis, and to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying chondroprotective activity of 5,7,3',4'-tetramethoxyflavone (TMF) from Murraya Exotica. MATERIALS AND METHODS: IRE1α was knocked down by siRNA transfection in chondrocytes, which were harvested from rats' knee cartilages. Chondrocytes with IRE1α deficiency were administrated with tunicamycin (TM) and TMF...
April 24, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
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