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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919859/the-dietary-constituent-falcarindiol-promotes-cholesterol-efflux-from-thp-1-macrophages-by-increasing-abca1-gene-transcription-and-protein-stability
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Limei Wang, Veronika Palme, Nicole Schilcher, Angela Ladurner, Elke H Heiss, Herbert Stangl, Rudolf Bauer, Verena M Dirsch, Atanas G Atanasov
We report increased cholesterol efflux from macrophages in the presence of falcarindiol, an important dietary constituent present in commonly used vegetables and medicinal plants. Falcarindiol (3-20 μM) increased cholesterol efflux from THP-1-derived macrophages. Western blot analysis showed an increased protein level of ABCA1 upon falcarindiol exposure. Quantitative real-time PCR revealed that also ABCA1 mRNA level rise with falcarindiol (10 μM) treatment. The effect of falcarindiol on ABCA1 protein as well as mRNA level were counteracted by co-treatment with BADGE, an antagonist of PPARγ...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913553/dual-inhibition-of-cathepsin-g-and-chymase-reduces-myocyte-death-and-improves-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Bahman Hooshdaran, Mikhail A Kolpakov, Xinji Guo, Sonni A Miller, Tao Wang, Douglas G Tilley, Khadija Rafiq, Abdelkarim Sabri
Early reperfusion of ischemic cardiac tissue increases inflammatory cell infiltration which contributes to cardiomyocyte death and loss of cardiac function, referred to as ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Neutrophil- and mast cell-derived proteases, cathepsin G (Cat.G) and chymase, are released early after IR, but their function is complicated by potentially redundant actions and targets. This study investigated whether a dual inhibition of Cat.G and chymase influences cardiomyocyte injury and wound healing after experimental IR in mice...
September 14, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911904/functional-characterization-of-candidate-antigens-of-hyalomma-anatolicum-and-evaluation-of-its-cross-protective-efficacy-against-rhipicephalus-microplus
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Binod Kumar, H V Manjunathachar, Gaurav Nagar, G Ravikumar, José de la Fuente, B C Saravanan, Srikant Ghosh
Hyalomma anatolicum and Rhipicephalus microplus seriously affect dairy animals and immunization of host is considered as a sustainable option for the management of the tick species. Identification and validation of protective molecules are the major challenges in developing a cross-protective vaccine. The subolesin (SUB), calreticulin (CRT) and cathepsin L-like cysteine proteinase (CathL) genes of H. anatolicum were cloned, sequenced and analysed for sequence homology. Both Ha-SUB and Ha-CRT genes showed very high level of homogeneity within the species (97...
September 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882517/diagnosis-and-genetic-analysis-of-the-worldwide-distributed-rattus-borne-trypanosoma-herpetosoma-lewisi-and-its-allied-species-in-blood-and-fleas-of-rodents
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Paola A Ortiz, Herakles A Garcia, Luciana Lima, Flávia Maia da Silva, Marta Campaner, Carlos L Pereira, Sathaporn Jittapalapong, Luis Neves, Marc Desquesnes, Erney P Camargo, Marta M G Teixeira
Trypanosoma (Herpetosoma) lewisi is a cosmopolitan parasite of rodents strongly linked to the human dispersal of Rattus spp. from Asia to the rest of the world. This species is highly phylogenetically related to trypanosomes from other rodents (T. lewisi-like), and sporadically infects other mammals. T. lewisi may opportunistically infect humans, and has been considered an emergent rat-borne zoonosis associated to poverty. We developed the THeCATL-PCR based on Cathepsin L (CATL) sequences to specifically detect T...
September 4, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874760/zinc-depletion-promotes-apoptosis-like-death-in-drug-sensitive-and-antimony-resistance-leishmania-donovani
#5
Shalini Saini, Kavita Bharati, Chandrima Shaha, Chinmay K Mukhopadhyay
Micronutrients are essential for survival and growth for all the organisms including pathogens. In this manuscript, we report that zinc (Zn) chelator N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-pyridinylmethyl)-1,2-ethylenediamine (TPEN) affects growth and viability of intracellular pathogen Leishmania donovani (LD) by a concentration and time dependent manner. Simultaneous addition of zinc salt reverses the effect of TPEN. Further experiments provide evidence of apoptosis-like death of the parasite due to Zn-depletion. TPEN treatment enhances caspase-like activity suggesting increase in apoptosis-like events in LD...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874644/immunohistochemical-expression-of-cathepsin-d-in-primary-and-recurrent-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Krishnanand P Satelur, G S Kumar
AIM: The aim of this study is to analyze and compare the immunohistochemical expression of cathepsin B in primary oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and recurrent OSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 cases were studied immunohistochemically for rabbit polyclonal antihuman cathepsin D expression. A total of 10 cases of breast carcinoma were taken as positive controls. Immunohistochemical staining was performed using labeled streptavidin-biotin technique. RESULTS: All the 45 cases of OSCC, both primary and recurrent cases included, showed varying grades of cathepsin D immu-noreactivity...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837800/systemic-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-inhibition-modifies-renal-macrophages-and-restores-glomerular-endothelial-glycocalyx-and-barrier-function-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Margien G S Boels, Angela Koudijs, M Cristina Avramut, Wendy M P J Sol, Gangqi Wang, Annemarie M van Oeveren-Rietdijk, Anton Jan van Zonneveld, Hetty C de Boer, Johan van der Vlag, Cees van Kooten, Dirk Eulberg, Bernard M van den Berg, Daphne H T IJpelaar, Ton J Rabelink
Inhibition of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP)-1 with the Spiegelmer emapticap pegol (NOX-E36) shows long-lasting albuminuria-reducing effects in diabetic nephropathy. MCP-1 regulates inflammatory cell recruitment and differentiation of macrophages. Since the endothelial glycocalyx is also reduced in diabetic nephropathy, we hypothesized that MCP-1 inhibition restores glomerular barrier function through influencing macrophage cathepsin L secretion, thus reducing activation of the glycocalyx degrading enzyme heparanase...
August 21, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800383/epithelial-desquamation-observed-in-a-phase-i-study-of-an-oral-cathepsin-c-inhibitor-gsk2793660
#8
Bruce E Miller, Ruth J Mayer, Navin Goyal, Joanne Bal, Nigel Dallow, Malcolm Boyce, Donald Carpenter, Alison Churchill, Teresa Heslop, Aili L Lazaar
AIMS: Cathepsin C (CTSC) is necessary for the activation of several serine proteases including neutrophil elastase (NE), cathepsin G, and proteinase 3. GSK2793660 is an oral, irreversible inhibitor of CTSC that is hypothesized to provide an alternative route to achieve NE inhibition and was tested in a Phase I study. METHODS: Single escalating oral doses of GSK2793660 0.5 mg to 20 mg or placebo were administered in a randomized crossover design to healthy male subjects; a separate cohort received once daily doses of 12 mg or placebo for 21 days...
August 11, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797985/the-role-and-mechanism-of-cathepsin-g-in-dermatomyositis
#9
Siming Gao, Honglin Zhu, Huan Yang, Huali Zhang, Qiuxiang Li, Hui Luo
Dermatomyositis (DM) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy characterized by CD4+ T cells and B cells infiltration in perivascular and muscle tissue. Although the infiltration of inflammatory cells plays a key role in muscle damage, the exact mechanism is not clear. Cathepsin G (CTSG) is a member of the serine proteases family and can increase the permeability of vascular endothelial cells and the chemotaxis of inflammatory cells. In this study, we found that the expression of CTSG was increased in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and muscle tissues of DM patients...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797057/a%C3%AE-42-mediated-proteasome-inhibition-and-associated-tau-pathology-in-hippocampus-are-governed-by-a-lysosomal-response-involving-cathepsin-b-evidence-for-protective-crosstalk-between-protein-clearance-pathways
#10
Karen L G Farizatto, Uzoma S Ikonne, Michael F Almeida, Merari F R Ferrari, Ben A Bahr
Impaired protein clearance likely increases the risk of protein accumulation disorders including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Protein degradation through the proteasome pathway decreases with age and in AD brains, and the Aβ42 peptide has been shown to impair proteasome function in cultured cells and in a cell-free model. Here, Aβ42 was studied in brain tissue to measure changes in protein clearance pathways and related secondary pathology. Oligomerized Aβ42 (0.5-1.5 μM) reduced proteasome activity by 62% in hippocampal slice cultures over a 4-6-day period, corresponding with increased tau phosphorylation and reduced synaptophysin levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740333/mold-alkaloid-cytochalasin-d-modifies-the-morphology-and-secretion-of-fmlp-lps-or-pma-stimulated-neutrophils-upon-adhesion-to-fibronectin
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Svetlana I Galkina, Natalia V Fedorova, Marina V Serebryakova, Evgenii A Arifulin, Vladimir I Stadnichuk, Ludmila A Baratova, Galina F Sud'ina
Neutrophils play an essential role in innate immunity due to their ability to migrate into infected tissues and kill microbes with bactericides located in their secretory granules. Neutrophil transmigration and degranulation are tightly regulated by actin cytoskeleton. Invading pathogens produce alkaloids that cause the depolymerization of actin, such as the mold alkaloid cytochalasin D. We studied the effect of cytochalasin D on the morphology and secretion of fMLP-, LPS-, or PMA-stimulated human neutrophils upon adhesion to fibronectin...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731540/participation-of-osteoclastogenic-factors-in-immunopathogenesis-of-human-chronic-periapical-lesions
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S C L T Santos, L A Couto, J M Fonseca, F C A Xavier, A C L Figueiredo, V S Freitas, R A Freitas, J N Santos, A C G Henriques
BACKGROUND: Chronic periapical lesions (CPLs) are common lesions of the oral cavity and are the result of caries, tooth fracture, iatrogenic causes, or factors causing contamination and pulp necrosis. Inflammatory cells participate in the expansion of CPLs by releasing factors that stimulate or inhibit osteolytic activity. The objective of this study was to investigate the participation of RANKL, TNF-α, cathepsin K, IL-33, and OPG in the development of radicular cysts (RCs) and periapical granulomas (PGs)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726323/characterization-of-a-cathepsin-d-protease-from-cho-cell-free-medium-and-mitigation-of-its-impact-on-the-stability-of-a-recombinant-therapeutic-protein
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Amareth Lim, Brandon L Doyle, Gerard M Kelly, Angelia M Reed-Bogan, Lawrence H Breen, Parviz A Shamlou, Peter K Lambooy
During purification process development of a recombinant therapeutic protein, an endoproteolytic activity endogenous to the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and leading to degradation at particular hydrophobic amino acid residues (e.g., Phe and Trp) was observed when processing at acidic pH. The presence of residual levels of protease activity in purified protein batches affected the inherent activity of the product when stored as a solution. In order to develop a robust purification strategy to minimize this undesirable impact, identification and characterization of this protease was essential to ultimately ensure that a solution formulation was stable for many years...
July 20, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724439/genetic-deficiency-of-wnt5a-diminishes-disease-severity-in-a-murine-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Susan MacLauchlan, Maria A Zuriaga, José J Fuster, Carla M Cuda, Jennifer Jonason, Fernanda Behzadi, Jennifer Parker Duffen, G Kenneth Haines, Tamar Aprahamian, Harris Perlman, Kenneth Walsh
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints, leading to bone erosion and joint dysfunction. Despite the recent successes of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), there is still clinical need for understanding the development and molecular etiology of RA. Wnts are developmental morphogens whose roles in adult pathology are poorly characterized. Wnt5a is a member of the non-canonical family of Wnts that modulates a wide range of cell processes, including differentiation, migration, and inflammation...
July 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720327/asymmetric-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-epoxy-%C3%AE-acyloxycarboxamides-as-selective-inhibitors-of-cathepsin-l
#15
Deborah A Dos Santos, Anna Maria Deobald, Vivian E Cornelio, Roberta M D Ávila, Renata C Cornea, Gilberto C R Bernasconi, Marcio W Paixão, Paulo C Vieira, Arlene G Corrêa
Cathepsin L plays important roles in physiological processes as well as in the development of many pathologies. Recently the attentions were turned to its association with tumor progress what makes essential the development of more potent and selective inhibitors. In this work, epoxipeptidomimetics were investigated as new cathepsin inhibitors. This class of compounds is straightforward obtained by using a green one-pot asymmetric epoxidation/Passerini 3-MCR. A small library of 17 compounds was evaluated against cathepsin L, and among them LSPN423 showed to be the most potent...
June 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702507/brainstem-phenotype-of-cathepsin-a-related-arteriopathy-with-strokes-and-leukoencephalopathy
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Yun Tae Hwang, Rahul Lakshmanan, Indran Davagnanam, Andrew G B Thompson, David S Lynch, Henry Houlden, Nin Bajaj, Sofia H Eriksson, Doris-Eva Bamiou, Jason D Warren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691154/digestive-enzyme-ratios-are-good-indicators-of-hatchling-yolk-reserve-and-digestive-gland-maturation-in-early-life-stages-of-cuttlefish-sepia-officinalis-l-application-of-these-new-tools-in-ecology-and-aquaculture
#17
Georges Safi, A S Martinez, C Le Pabic, E Le Bihan, J P Robin, N Koueta
In Sepia officinalis (Linnaeus, 1758), the digestive gland matures during the first month post-hatching, while a shift from intracellular acid to extracellular alkaline digestion occurs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility of using enzymatic ratios for the description of digestive system maturation in early life stages of S. officinalis. Second, it is intended to apply these new tools as eco-physiological indicators for understanding the impact of cuttlefish eggs' life history from different spawning sites of the English Channel on digestive performance of juveniles...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687334/a-cysteine-protease-cathepsin-z-from-disk-abalone-haliotis-discus-discus-genomic-characterization-and-transcriptional-profiling-during-bacterial-infections
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G I Godahewa, N C N Perera, Sukkyoung Lee, Myoung-Jin Kim, Jehee Lee
Cathepsin Z (CTSZ) is lysosomal cysteine protease of the papain superfamily. It participates in the host immune defense via phagocytosis, signal transduction, cell-cell communication, proliferation, and migration of immune cells such as monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. Hence, CTSZ is also acknowledged as an acute-phase protein in host immunity. In this study, we sought to identify the CTSZ homolog from disk abalone (AbCTSZ) and characterize it at the molecular, genomic, and transcriptional levels...
July 4, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683495/osteoimmunology-influence-of-the-immune-system-on-bone-regeneration-and-consumption
#19
Andreas Limmer, Dieter C Wirtz
Background Stimulating bone regeneration is a central aim in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. Although the replacement of bone with artificial materials like cement or apatite helps to keep up bone stability, new bone often cannot be regenerated. Increasing research efforts have led to the clinical application of growth factors stimulating bone growth (e.g. bone morphogenic protein, BMP) and inhibitors preventing bone consumption (e.g. RANKL blocking antibodies). These factors mostly concentrate on stimulating osteoblast or preventing osteoclast activity...
June 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673495/proteomic-profiling-and-differential-messenger-rna-expression-correlate-hsp27-and-serpin-family-b-member-1-to-apical-periodontitis-outcomes
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Franco Cavalla, Claudia Biguetti, Sameer Jain, Cleverick Johnson, Ariadne Letra, Gustavo Pompermaier Garlet, Renato Menezes Silva
INTRODUCTION: Understanding protein expression profiles of apical periodontitis may contribute to the discovery of novel diagnostic or therapeutic molecular targets. METHODS: Periapical tissue samples (n = 5) of patients with lesions characterized as nonhealing were submitted for proteomic analysis. Two differentially expressed proteins (heat shock protein 27 [HSP27] and serpin family B member 1 [SERPINB1]) were selected for characterization, localization by immunofluorescence, and association with known biomarkers of acute inflammatory response in human apical periodontitis (n = 110) and healthy periodontal ligaments (n = 26)...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
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