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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310632/biomarkers-of-inflammation-in-infants-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Theresa A Laguna, Cynthia B Williams, Myra G Nunez, Cole Welchlin-Bradford, Catherine E Moen, Cavan S Reilly, Chris H Wendt
BACKGROUND: There are urgent needs for clinically relevant biomarkers to identify children with cystic fibrosis (CF) at risk for more progressive lung disease and to serve as outcome measures for clinical trials. Our objective was to investigate three targeted biomarkers in a population of asymptomatic CF infants. METHODS: Urine, blood and lung function data were collected for 2 years from clinically stable infants diagnosed with CF by newborn screening. A subset of CF infants had bronchoscopy with lavage performed at 6 months and 1 year...
January 8, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302254/terminally-differentiating-eosinophils-express-neutrophil-primary-granule-proteins-as-well-as-eosinophil-specific-granule-proteins-in-a-temporal-manner
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Karam Kim, Sae Mi Hwang, Sung Min Kim, Sung Woo Park, Yunjae Jung, Il Yup Chung
Neutrophils and eosinophils, 2 prominent granulocytes, are commonly derived from myelocytic progenitors through successive stages in the bone marrow. Our previous genome-wide transcriptomic data unexpectedly showed that genes encoding a multitude of neutrophil primary granule proteins (NPGPs) were markedly downregulated during the end period of eosinophilic terminal differentiation when cord blood (CB) cluster of differentiation (CD) 34+ cells were induced to differentiate toward the eosinophil lineage during a 24-day culture period...
December 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290980/up-regulation-of-5-lipoxygenase-by-inhibition-of-cathepsin-g-enhances-trail-induced-apoptosis-through-down-regulation-of-survivin
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Seon Min Woo, Kyoung-Jin Min, Seung Un Seo, Shin Kim, Jong-Wook Park, Dae Kyu Song, Hyun-Shik Lee, Sang Hyun Kim, Taeg Kyu Kwon
Cathepsin G is a serine protease secreted from activated neutrophils, it has important roles in inflammation and immune response. Moreover, cathepsin G promotes tumor cell-cell adhesion and migration in cancer cells. In this study, we investigated whether inhibition of cathepsin G could sensitize TRAIL-mediated apoptosis in cancer cells. An inhibitor of cathepsin G [Cathepsin G inhibitor I (Cat GI); CAS 429676-93-7] markedly induced TRAIL-mediated apoptosis in human renal carcinoma (Caki, ACHN, and A498), lung cancer (A549) and cervical cancer (Hela) cells...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259034/ablation-of-the-mammalian-lectin-galectin-8-induces-bone-defects-in-mice
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Yaron Vinik, Hadas Shatz-Azoulay, Sahar Hiram-Bab, Leonid Kandel, Yankel Gabet, Gurion Rivkin, Yehiel Zick
Mice overexpressing galectin-8 [gal-8 transgenic (Tg)], a secreted mammalian lectin, exhibit enhanced bone turnover and reduced bone mass, similar to cases of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Here, we show that gal-8 knockout (KO) mice have increased bone mass accrual at a young age but exhibit accelerated bone loss during adulthood. These phenotypes can be attributed to a gal-8-mediated increase in receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) expression that promotes osteoclastogenesis, combined with direct inhibition of osteoblasts differentiation, evident by reduced bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, reduced phosphorylation of receptor regulated mothers against decapentaplegic homolog (R-SMAD) and reduced expression of osteoblasts differentiation markers osterix, osteocalcin, runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), dentin matrix acidic phosphoprotein-1 (DMP1), and alkaline phosphatase...
December 19, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229780/cathepsin-d-regulates-cathepsin-b-activation-and-disease-severity-predominantly-in-inflammatory-cells-during-experimental-pancreatitis
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Ali A Aghdassi, Daniel S John, Matthias Sendler, F Ulrich Weiss, Thomas Reinheckel, Julia Mayerle, Markus M Lerch
Acute pancreatitis is a complex disorder involving both premature intracellular protease activation and inflammatory cell invasion. An initiating event is the intracellular activation of trypsinogen by cathepsin B (CTSB), which can be induced directly via G-protein-coupled receptors on acinar cells or through inflammatory cells. Here, we studied CTSB regulation by another lysosomal hydrolase, cathepsin D (CTSD), using mice with a complete (CTSD-/-) or pancreas-specific conditional CTSD knockout (KO) (CTSDf/f/p48Cre/+)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228428/inhibition-of-mmps-cat-g-and-downregulates-the-signaling-of-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-in-chronic-photodamaged-human-fibroblasts
#6
Y Zheng, Q-F Xu, H-Y Chen, C-X Ye, W Lai, H I Maibach
OBJECTIVE: To understand the action of Cathepsin G (Cat G) and matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) on the β/Smad pathway of transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) in chronically photodamaged human fibroblasts. Cat G plays a significant role in the process of skin photoaging and in collagen synthesis and degradation which is induced by UV irradiation it could interact with TGF-β/Smad signaling. No available studies have thoroughly explored its molecular mechanisms of photoaging regulation...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218110/downregulation-of-cathepsin-g-reduces-the-activation-of-cd4-t-cells-in-murine-autoimmune-diabetes
#7
Fang Zou, Xiaoyang Lai, Jing Li, Shuihong Lei, Lei Hu
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease due to progressive injury of islet cells mediated by T lymphocytes (T cells). Our previous studies have shown that only cathepsin G (CatG), not other proteases, is involved in the antigen presentation of proinsulin, and if the presentation is inhibited, the activation of CD4+ T cells induced by proinsulin is alleviated in T1DM patients, and CatG-specific inhibitor reduces the activation of CD4+ cells induced by proinsulin in T1DM patients. Therefore, we hypothesize that CatG may play an important role in the activation of CD4+ T cells in T1DM...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207108/integrated-analysis-of-gene-expression-and-copy-number-variations-in-met-proto%C3%A2-oncogene%C3%A2-transformed-human-primary-osteoblasts
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Ru-Jiang Jia, Chun-Gen Lan, Xiu-Chao Wang, Chun-Tao Gao
The aim of the present study was to screen the potential osteosarcoma (OS)‑associated genes and to obtain additional insight into the pathogenesis of OS. Transcriptional profile (ID: GSE28256) and copy number variations (CNV) profile were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between MET proto‑oncogene‑transformed human primary osteoblast (MET‑HOB) samples and the control samples were identified using the Linear Models for Microarray Data package. Subsequently, CNV areas and CNVs were identified using cut‑off criterion of >30%‑overlap within the cases using detect_cnv...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201909/quantitative-serum-proteomic-analysis-of-essential-hypertension-using-itraq-technique
#9
Jing-Wen Xu, Yun-Lun Li, Shi-Jun Zhang, Wen-Qing Yang, Wen-Ting Nie, Hai-Qiang Jiang
Essential hypertension (EH) is a risk factor for some severe diseases. This study aimed to screen out serum special proteins and seek interaction between them, which would provide new therapeutic targets and elucidate the comprehensive pathophysiological mechanism for EH. Patients with EH (Group A, n = 47) and healthy controls (HC) (Group B, n = 47) were recruited in this study. Serums from the two groups were analyzed with isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation coupled two-dimensional liquid chromatography followed by electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry technique, while the candidate special proteins were verified with ELISA and western blot...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196214/the-lysosomal-enzyme-alpha-galactosidase-a-is-deficient-in-parkinson-s-disease-brain-in-association-with-the-pathologic-accumulation-of-alpha-synuclein
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Michael P Nelson, Michel Boutin, Tonia E Tse, Hailin Lu, Emily D Haley, Xiaosen Ouyang, Jianhua Zhang, Christiane Auray-Blais, John J Shacka
The aberrant accumulation of alpha-synuclein (α-syn) is believed to contribute to the onset and pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The autophagy-lysosome pathway (ALP) is responsible for the high capacity clearance of α-syn. ALP dysfunction is documented in PD and pre-clinical evidence suggests that inhibiting the ALP promotes the pathological accumulation of α-syn. We previously identified the pathological accumulation of α-syn in the brains of mice deficient for the soluble lysosomal enzyme alpha-Galactosidase A (α-Gal A), a member of the glycosphingolipid metabolism pathway...
December 2, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192143/profiling-of-the-transcriptional-response-to-all-trans-retinoic-acid-in-breast-cancer-cells-reveals-rare-independent-mechanisms-of-gene-expression
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Krysta Mila Coyle, Selena Maxwell, Margaret Lois Thomas, Paola Marcato
Retinoids, derivatives of vitamin A, are key physiological molecules with regulatory effects on cell differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis. As a result, they are of interest for cancer therapy. Specifically, models of breast cancer have varied responses to manipulations of retinoid signaling. This study characterizes the transcriptional response of MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-468 breast cancer cells to retinaldehyde dehydrogenase 1A3 (ALDH1A3) and all-trans retinoic acid (atRA). We demonstrate limited overlap between ALDH1A3-induced gene expression and atRA-induced gene expression in both cell lines, suggesting that the function of ALDH1A3 in breast cancer progression extends beyond its role as a retinaldehyde dehydrogenase...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191796/de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-and-analysis-of-differential-gene-expression-following-lipopolysaccharide-challenge-in-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco
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Qiu-Ning Liu, Zhao-Zhe Xin, Yu Liu, Dai-Zhen Zhang, Sen-Hao Jiang, Xin-Yue Chai, Zheng-Fei Wang, Hua-Bin Zhang, Xun-Guang Bian, Chun-Lin Zhou, Bo-Ping Tang
The yellow catfish, Pelteobagrus fulvidraco, has been recognized as an important freshwater aquaculture species in Eastern and Southeast Asia. To gain a better understanding of the immune response in P. fulvidraco, we analyzed its transcriptome following stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Phosphate buffer saline (PBS) was used as control. Following assembly and annotation, 72,152 unigenes with an average length of 1090 bp were identified. A total of 370 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the P...
November 27, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188898/influence-of-high-fat-diet-on-bone-tissue-an-experimental-study-in-growing-rats
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G Rezende Yanagihara, R Carminati Shimano, J Atsuko Tida, J Suzuki Yamanaka, S Yasuyo Fukada, J P Mardegan Issa, A C Shimano, J M Tavares
BACKGROUND: The relationship between obesity and bone tissue remains contradictory, especially when the effect of high-fat diet is assessed in experimental models. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of high-fat diet on bone metabolism of growing rats. METHODS: Twenty weaned female Wistar rats were equally divided into two groups: SD (standard diet) and HFD (high-fat diet with 60 % of energy as fat). After five weeks of the two diets, the rats were euthanized, and the liver, blood and bones extracted...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181829/long-term-endurance-training-increases-serum-cathepsin-s-levels-in-healthy-female-subjects
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M Sponder, C Minichsdorfer, I-A Campean, M Emich, M Fritzer-Szekeres, B Litschauer, J Strametz-Juranek
BACKGROUND: Circulating cathepsin S (CS) has been associated with a lower risk for breast cancer in a large Swedish cohort. Long-term physical activity has been shown to have beneficial effects on the development of various cancer subtypes, in particular breast and colorectal cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of long-term endurance sport on CS levels in females. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-six of 40 subjects completed the study. Subjects were told to increase their activity pensum for 8 months reaching 150 min/week moderate or 75 min/week intense exercise...
November 27, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163477/genes-critical-for-developing-periodontitis-lessons-from-mouse-models
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REVIEW
Teun J de Vries, Stefano Andreotta, Bruno G Loos, Elena A Nicu
Since the etiology of periodontitis in humans is not fully understood, genetic mouse models may pinpoint indispensable genes for optimal immunological protection of the periodontium against tissue destruction. This review describes the current knowledge of genes that are involved for a proper maintenance of a healthy periodontium in mice. Null mutations of genes required for leukocyte cell-cell recognition and extravasation (e.g., Icam-1, P-selectin, Beta2-integrin/Cd18), for pathogen recognition and killing (e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162545/gene-expression-analysis-of-ruditapes-philippinarum-haemocytes-after-experimental-perkinsus-olseni-zoospore-challenge-and-infection-in-the-wild
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Abul Farah Md Hasanuzzaman, Juan Andrés Rubiolo, Diego Robledo, Antonio Gómez-Tato, José Antonio Álvarez-Dios, Sergio Fernández-Boo, Asunción Cao, Antonio Villalba, Belén G Pardo, Paulino Martínez
The production of Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) is seriously threatened by the protistan parasite Perkinsus olseni. We characterized and compared gene expression of Manila clam haemocytes in response to P. olseni in a time-course (10 h, 24 h, 8 d) controlled laboratory challenge (LC), representing the first step of infection, and in a more complex infection in the wild (WI), using a validated oligo-microarray containing 11,232 transcripts, mostly annotated. Several immune-genes involved in NIK/NF-kappaB signalling, Toll-like receptor signalling and apoptosis were activated at LC-10 h...
November 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155208/inflammatory-renin-angiotensin-system-disruption-attenuates-sensory-hyperinnervation-and-mechanical-hypersensitivity-in-a-rat-model-of-provoked-vestibulodynia
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Anuradha Chakrabarty, Zhaohui Liao, Ying Mu, Peter G Smith
Vestibulodynia is characterized by peri-vaginal mechanical hypersensitivity, hyperinnervation, and abundant inflammatory cells expressing renin-angiotensin system proteins. We developed a tractable rat model of vestibulodynia to further assess the contributions of the renin-angiotensin system. Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) injected into the posterior vestibule induced marked vestibular hypersensitivity throughout a 7-day test period. Numbers of axons immunoreactive for PGP9.5, calcitonin gene-related peptide, and GFRα2 were increased...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145514/why-patients-with-thbd-c-1611c-a-p-cys537x-nonsense-mutation-have-high-levels-of-soluble-thrombomodulin
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Yohann Jourdy, Nathalie Enjolras, Sandra Le Quellec, Jean Claude Bordet, Claude Négrier, Christine Vinciguerra, Yesim Dargaud
BACKGROUND: Recently our group has described a new autosomal dominant bleeding disorder characterized by very high plasma levels of soluble thrombomodulin (TM). The THBD c.1611C>A (p.Cys537X) mutation in heterozygous state was found in the propositus. This mutation leads to the synthesis of a truncated TM which has lost the last three amino-acids of the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the mechanism responsible for TM shedding in endothelial cells with THBD c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128403/cln5-is-secreted-and-functions-as-a-glycoside-hydrolase-in-dictyostelium
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Robert J Huber, Sabateeshan Mathavarajah
Ceroid lipofuscinosis neuronal 5 (CLN5) is a member of a family of proteins that are linked to neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL). This devastating neurological disorder, known commonly as Batten disease, affects all ages and ethnicities and is currently incurable. The precise function of CLN5, like many of the NCL proteins, remains to be elucidated. In this study, we report the localization, molecular function, and interactome of Cln5, the CLN5 homolog in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Residues that are glycosylated in human CLN5 are conserved in the Dictyostelium homolog as are residues that are mutated in patients with CLN5 disease...
November 8, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114958/evidence-for-multiple-modes-of-neutrophil-serine-protease-recognition-by-the-eap-family-of-staphylococcal-innate-immune-evasion-proteins
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Daphne A C Stapels, Jordan L Woehl, Fin J Milder, Angelino T Tromp, Aernoud A van Batenburg, Wilco C de Graaf, Samuel C Broll, Natalie M White, Suzan H M Rooijakkers, Brian V Geisbrecht
Neutrophils contain high levels of chymotrypsin-like serine proteases (NSPs) within their azurophilic granules that have a multitude of functions within the immune system. In response, the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus has evolved three potent inhibitors (Eap, EapH1, and EapH2) that protect the bacterium as well as several of its secreted virulence factors from the degradative action of NSPs. We previously showed that these so-called EAP domain proteins represent a novel class of NSP inhibitors characterized by a non-covalent inhibitory mechanism and a distinct target specificity profile...
November 7, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
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