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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453249/hhex-induces-promyelocyte-self-renewal-and-cooperates-with-growth-factor-independence-to-cause-myeloid-leukemia-in-mice
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Jacob T Jackson, Ashley P Ng, Benjamin J Shields, Sue Haupt, Ygal Haupt, Matthew P McCormack
The hematopoietically expressed homeobox (Hhex) transcription factor is overexpressed in human myeloid leukemias. Conditional knockout models of murine acute myeloid leukemia indicate that Hhex maintains leukemia stem cell self-renewal by enabling Polycomb-mediated epigenetic repression of the Cdkn2a tumor suppressor locus, encoding p16 Ink4a and p19 Arf However, whether Hhex overexpression also affects hematopoietic differentiation is unknown. To study this, we retrovirally overexpressed Hhex in hematopoietic progenitors...
February 27, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447086/vitamin-d-down-regulates-the-expression-of-some-th17-cell-related-cytokines-key-inflammatory-chemokines-and-chemokine-receptors-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Abdollah Jafarzadeh, Sayyed Vahab Azizi, Zahra Arabi, Rayhaneh Ahangar-Parvin, Marziyeh Mohammadi-Kordkhayli, Tiziana Larussa, Fariba Khatami, Maryam Nemati
OBJECTIVES: A spectrum of immunomodulatory properties was attributed to vitamin D (VD). Here, the VD effects on expression of some Th17 cell- related cytokines, chemokines and chemokine receptors were investigated in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). METHODS: One group of C57BL/6 mice, considered as healthy group, was treated with phosphate buffered saline (PBS). EAE was induced in other three groups and treated from day +3 to +30 with PBS, olive oil (VD vehicle) or 200 ng of VD...
February 15, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445146/dural-effects-of-oxidative-stress-on-cardiomyogenesis-via-gata4-transcription-and-protein-ubiquitination
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Tao Li, Xia Zhang, Kesheng Jiang, Jing Liu, Zhiqiang Liu
Oxidative stress generates reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can promote or inhibit cardiac differentiation of stem cells dependent on the intensity of stimuli as well as cellular context in redox and differentiation status. In the current study, we confirmed that suitable intensity of hydrogen peroxide at the formation stage of embryoid bodies (EBs) effectively favored the formation of spontaneously beating cardiomyocytes from P19 embryonal carcinoma cells. Mechanistic studies implicated that extrinsic ROS enhanced the Caspase-mediated degradation of Oct4 and Nanog, two factors that governing pluripotent property...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441315/targeting-il-23-in-psoriasis-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Christina Fotiadou, Elizabeth Lazaridou, Eleni Sotiriou, Demetrios Ioannides
The recent advances in the understanding of psoriasis pathogenesis have clarified the pivotal role of interleukin (IL)-23. It is a heterodimeric cytokine consisting of two subunits, the unique p19 and the p40, which are shared with IL-12. The basic role of IL-23 in psoriasis is the activation and maintenance of the T-helper 17 pathway. New research findings indicate that IL-23 is more important than IL-12 in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Based on that background, the selective targeting of the IL-23p19 subunit emerged as an attractive therapeutic option and led to the development of a new category of biologic agents...
2018: Psoriasis: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435940/mechanism-and-method-for-generating-tumor-free-ips-cells-using-intronic-microrna-mir-302-induction
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Shi-Lung Lin, Shao-Yao Ying
Today's researchers generating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells or iPSCs) usually consider their pluripotency rather than potential tumorigenicity. Oncogenic factors such as c-Myc and Klf4 are frequently used to boost the survival and proliferative rates of iPSCs, creating an inevitable problem of tumorigenicity that hinders the therapeutic usefulness of these iPSCs. To prevent stem cell tumorigenicity, we have examined mechanisms by which the cell cycle genes are regulated in embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411220/novel-therapies-and-treatment-strategies-for-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Marjolijn Duijvestein, Robert Battat, Niels Vande Casteele, Geert R D'Haens, William J Sandborn, Reena Khanna, Vipul Jairath, Brian G Feagan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews current treatment options and strategies and provides an update on the status of drug development programs of new therapeutic agents for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). RECENT FINDINGS: In the past two decades, tumor necrosis factor antagonist therapy has given clinicians better treatment options. However, not all patients respond to induction therapy with these agents, and of those initially responding, up to 40% ultimately lose response due to suboptimal drug exposure (e...
February 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409666/growth-factors-fgf8-and-fgf2-and-their-receptor-fgfr1-transcriptional-factors-msx-1-and-msx-2-and-apoptotic-factors-p19-and-rip5-participate-in-the-early-human-limb-development
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Tina Becic, Darko Kero, Katarina Vukojevic, Snjezana Mardesic, Mirna Saraga-Babic
The expression pattern of fibroblast growth factors FGF8 and FGF2 and their receptor FGFR1, transcription factors MSX-1 and MSX-2, as well as cell proliferation (Ki-67) and cell death associated caspase-3, p19 and RIP5 factors were analyzed in histological sections of eight 4th-9th-weeks developing human limbs by immunohistochemistry and semi-thin sectioning. Increasing expression of all analyzed factors (except FGF8) characterized both the multilayered human apical ectodermal ridge (AER), sub-ridge mesenchyme (progress zone) and chondrocytes in developing human limbs...
February 3, 2018: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391156/anti-il-23-receptor-monoclonal-antibody-prevents-cd4-t-cell-mediated-colitis-in-association-with-decreased-systemic-th1-and-th17-responses
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Emiko Imamura, Katsunari Taguchi, Haruna Sasaki-Iwaoka, Satoshi Kubo, Shigetada Furukawa, Tatsuaki Morokata
Experimental colitis studies, including T cell-mediated colitis, indicate that IL-23 rather than IL-12 orchestrates intestinal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Previous studies have identified the roles of IL-12 and IL-23 using mice deficient for their specific subunits, p35 and p19, respectively. However, these studies do not completely reflect the difference in roles between IL-12 and IL-23, especially since the discovery of novel IL-12 family cytokines, which also include p35 or p19 subunits...
January 29, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386286/modifications-to-the-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-2a-peptide-influence-on-polyprotein-processing-and-virus-replication
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Jonas Kjær, Graham J Belsham
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) has a positive-sense ssRNA genome that includes a single, large, open reading frame encoding a polyprotein. The co-translational "cleavage" of this polyprotein at the 2A/2B junction is mediated by the 2A peptide (18 residues in length) using a non-proteolytic mechanism termed "ribosome skipping" or "StopGo". Multiple variants of the 2A polypeptide with this property among the picornaviruses share a conserved C-terminal motif (D(V/I)E(S/T)NPG↓P). The impact of 2A modifications within this motif on FMDV protein synthesis, polyprotein processing and virus viability were investigated...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366809/in-vitro-analysis-of-the-transcriptional-regulatory-mechanism-of-zebrafish-pou5f3
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Kana Kobayashi, Alam Khan, Masaaki Ikeda, Andrew Nakamoto, Masato Maekawa, Kyo Yamasu
Zebrafish pou5f3 (previously named pou2), a close homologue of mouse Oct4, encodes a PouV-family transcription factor. pou5f3 has been implicated in diverse aspects of developmental regulation during embryogenesis. In the present study, we addressed the molecular function of Pou5f3 as a transcriptional regulator and the mechanism by which pou5f3 expression is transcriptionally regulated. We examined the influence of effector genes on the expression of the luciferase gene under the control of upstream regulatory DNA (Luc-2...
January 20, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349630/developmental-changes-in-serotonergic-modulation-of-gabaergic-synaptic-transmission-and-postsynaptic-gabaa-receptor-composition-in-the-cerebellar-nuclei
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Fumihito Saitow, Masatoshi Nagano, Hidenori Suzuki
Outputs from the cerebellar nuclei (CN) are important for generating and controlling movement. The activity of CN neurons is controlled not only by excitatory inputs from mossy and climbing fibers and by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-based inhibitory transmission from Purkinje cells in the cerebellar cortex but is also modulated by inputs from other brain regions, including serotonergic fibers that originate in the dorsal raphe nuclei. We examined the modulatory effects of serotonin (5-HT) on GABAergic synapses during development, using rat cerebellar slices...
January 19, 2018: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332828/uplc-ms-ms-analysis-for-antioxidant-components-of-lycii-fructus-based-on-spectrum-effect-relationship
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Xian-Fei Zhang, Juan Chen, Jun-Li Yang, Yan-Ping Shi
Lycii Fructus is widely cultivated in the Northwest China. It is well-known for its antiaging effect in traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), but the effective components are not clear. In this work, the ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) was used to study the antioxidant components of Lycii Fructus through analyzing the spectrum-effect relationship, and the positive correlation components with antioxidant activity were partially identified. The extractums of Lycii Fructus were adsorbed with macroporous resin, and then eluted with water and 30%, 60%, 90% ethanol in turn...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299126/hdac-inhibition-as-a-treatment-concept-to-combat-temsirolimus-resistant-bladder-cancer-cells
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Eva Juengel, Ramin Najafi, Jochen Rutz, Sebastian Maxeiner, Jasmina Makarevic, Frederik Roos, Igor Tsaur, Axel Haferkamp, Roman A Blaheta
Introduction: Although the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) might be a promising molecular target to treat advanced bladder cancer, resistance develops under chronic exposure to an mTOR inhibitor (everolimus, temsirolimus). Based on earlier studies, we proposed that histone deacetylase (HDAC) blockade might circumvent resistance and investigated whether HDAC inhibition has an impact on growth of bladder cancer cells with acquired resistance towards temsirolimus. Results: The HDAC inhibitor valproic acid (VPA) significantly inhibited growth, proliferation and caused G0/G1 phase arrest in RT112res and UMUC-3res...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285742/characterisation-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-the-gut-of-cyprinus-carpio-that-may-be-effective-against-lead-toxicity
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Sib Sankar Giri, Jin Woo Jun, Saekil Yun, Hyoun Joong Kim, Sang Guen Kim, Jeong Woo Kang, Sang Wha Kim, Se Jin Han, Se Chang Park, V Sukumaran
The present study was conducted to isolate and characterise Pb-resistant lactic acid bacteria (LAB), and thus determine their potential for use as probiotics against Pb toxicity. A total of 107 Pb-resistant LAB strains were isolated from the gut content of Cyprinus carpio, of which 41 were established to be gram-positive and catalase-negative. Investigation of the Pb-binding ability of these isolated LAB identified seven strains (P2, P6, P7, P9, P16, P19 and P22) with comparatively high Pb-binding activities...
December 28, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230245/adaptation-and-molecular-characterization-of-two-malaysian-very-virulent-infectious-bursal-disease-virus-isolates-adapted-in-bgm-70-cell-line
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Nafi'u Lawal, Mohd Hair-Bejo, Siti Suri Arshad, Abdul Rahman Omar, Aini Ideris
Two Malaysian very virulent infectious bursal disease virus (vvIBDV) strains UPM0081 and UPM190 (also known as UPMB00/81 and UPM04/190, respectively) isolated from local IBD outbreaks were serially passaged 12 times (EP12) in specific pathogen free (SPF) chicken embryonated eggs (CEE) by chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) route. The EP12 isolate was further adapted and serially propagated in BGM-70 cell line up to 20 passages (P20). Characteristic cytopathic effects (CPEs) were subtly observed at P1 in both isolates 72 hours postinoculation (pi)...
2017: Advances in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208259/the-role-of-a-novel-long-noncoding-rna-tuc40-in-cardiomyocyte-induction-and-maturation-in-p19-cells
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Huijuan Li, Li Jiang, Zhangbin Yu, Shuping Han, Xuehua Liu, Mengmeng Li, Chun Zhu, Lixing Qiao, Li Huang
BACKGROUND: In previous studies, TUC40-, a new long noncoding RNA, was found to be overexpressed in human ventricular septal defect (VSD) embryonic heart samples. In this article, we carried out experiments on the P19 cell line to elucidate the effects of TUC40- overexpression on cardiomyocyte development relevant to VSD pathogenesis. METHODS: We established the overexpression cell model by plasmid transfection, and explored the expression profile of Pbx1, the sense gene of TUC40-, and the marker genes of cardiomyocyte linage commitment (Nkx2...
December 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207191/novel-evidence-that-pituitary-sex-hormones-regulate-migration-adhesion-and-proliferation-of-embryonic-stem-cells-and-teratocarcinoma-cells
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Zachariah Payne Sellers, Kamila Bujko, Gabriela Schneider, Magdalena Kucia, Mariusz Z Ratajczak
The pituitary sex hormones (SexHs): follicle‑stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and prolactin (PRL) regulate several functions crucial for reproduction, including oogenesis, spermatogenesis, and lactation. An important source of prolactin-like hormones, known as lactogens, is the placenta, and lactogens bind to the PRL receptor (PRLR) with high affinity and thereby mimic the actions of PRL. Recently, it has been demonstrated that pituitary SexHs were involved in metastatic lung cancer, certain sarcomas, and leukemia...
November 24, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168048/homozygous-expression-of-mutant-elovl4-leads-to-seizures-and-death-in-a-novel-animal-model-of-very-long-chain-fatty-acid-deficiency
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Blake R Hopiavuori, Ferenc Deák, Joseph L Wilkerson, Richard S Brush, Nicole A Rocha-Hopiavuori, Austin R Hopiavuori, Kathryn G Ozan, Michael T Sullivan, Jonathan D Wren, Constantin Georgescu, Luke Szweda, Vibhudutta Awasthi, Rheal Towner, David M Sherry, Robert E Anderson, Martin-Paul Agbaga
Lipids are essential components of the nervous system. However, the functions of very long-chain fatty acids (VLC-FA; ≥ 28 carbons) in the brain are unknown. The enzyme ELOngation of Very Long-chain fatty acids-4 (ELOVL4) catalyzes the rate-limiting step in the biosynthesis of VLC-FA (Agbaga et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105(35): 12843-12848, 2008; Logan et al., J Lipid Res 55(4): 698-708, 2014), which we identified in the brain as saturated fatty acids (VLC-SFA). Homozygous mutations in ELOVL4 cause severe neuropathology in humans (Ozaki et al...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121352/arsenic-induces-members-of-the-mmu-mir-466-669-cluster-which-reduces-neurod1-expression
#19
Jui-Tung Liu, Lisa J Bain
Chronic arsenic exposure can result in adverse development effects including decreased intellectual function, reduced birth weight, and altered locomotor activity. Previous in vitro studies have shown that arsenic inhibits stem cell differentiation. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate multiple cellular processes including embryonic development and cell differentiation. The purpose of this study was to examine whether altered miRNA expression was a mechanism by which arsenic inhibited cellular differentiation...
November 7, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112861/long-fiber-carbon-nanotubes-replicate-asbestos-induced-mesothelioma-with-disruption-of-the-tumor-suppressor-gene-cdkn2a-ink4a-arf
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Tatyana Chernova, Fiona A Murphy, Sara Galavotti, Xiao-Ming Sun, Ian R Powley, Stefano Grosso, Anja Schinwald, Joaquin Zacarias-Cabeza, Kate M Dudek, David Dinsdale, John Le Quesne, Jonathan Bennett, Apostolos Nakas, Peter Greaves, Craig A Poland, Ken Donaldson, Martin Bushell, Anne E Willis, Marion MacFarlane
Mesothelioma is a fatal tumor of the pleura and is strongly associated with asbestos exposure. The molecular mechanisms underlying the long latency period of mesothelioma and driving carcinogenesis are unknown. Moreover, late diagnosis means that mesothelioma research is commonly focused on end-stage disease. Although disruption of the CDKN2A (INK4A/ARF) locus has been reported in end-stage disease, information is lacking on the status of this key tumor suppressor gene in pleural lesions preceding mesothelioma...
November 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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