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NF-KB Transcriptional regulation

Sajid Ur Rahman, Yu Li, Yingying Huang, Lei Zhu, Shibin Feng, Jinjie Wu, Xichun Wang
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a collection of inflammatory conditions of colon and small intestine which affect millions of individuals worldwide and the prevalence amount is on the rise. The organ failure as well as loss of tissue function is because of the inflammatory reaction which is the major contributor of tissue healing leading to lifelong debilitation. To stop the tough consequences of inflammation every patient pursues alternative therapy to relieve symptoms. Green tea polyphenols (GTPs) play significant roles in down regulating signaling pathways because GTPs exert effective antioxidant properties and regulate Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) expression via certain receptor, inhibited endotoxin-mediated tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) production by blocking transcription nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) activation and upstream of mediated I kappa B kinase complex pathway activities, as well as intrusion with the flow of cytokines and synthesis of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...
March 12, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Bing-Li Bai, Zhong-Jie Xie, She-Ji Weng, Zong-Yi Wu, Hang Li, Zhou-Shan Tao, Viraj Boodhun, De-Yi Yan, Zi-Jian Shen, Jia-Hao Tang, Lei Yang
Chitosan Oligosaccharide (COS) has been widely used for the systemic treatment of clinical diseases such as bone tissue engineering. However, its influence on osteoclast formation, which plays a critical role in bone homeostasis, has never been investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of chitosan oligosaccharide on differentiation of osteoclast. Using cell counting kit-8, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase staining, reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay and western blot analysis, we demonstrated that chitosan oligosaccharide cannot inhibit RANKL-induced osteoclast precursor proliferation but does promote osteoclast differentiation by stimulating the activation of p38/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)/MAPK, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/MAPK and protein kinase B (AKT) without affecting nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kB) signaling pathways...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
Seema Dubey, Hyunho Yoon, Mark Steven Cohen, Prakash Nagarkatti, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Dev Karan
A role of inflammation-associated cytokines/chemokines has been implicated in a wide variety of human diseases. Here, we investigated the regulation of inflammatory cytokines released by monocyte-derived THP-1 cells following treatment with the dietary agent withaferin A (WFA). Membrane-based cytokine array profiling of the culture supernatant from adenosine triphosphate-stimulated WFA-treated THP-1 cells showed differential regulation of multiple cytokines/chemokines. A selected group of cytokines/chemokines [interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), CCL2/MCP-1, granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor, PDGF-AA, PTX3, cystatin-3, relaxin-2, TNFRSF8/CD30, and ACRP30] was validated at the transcription level using qPCR...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Silvana Balzan, Valter Lubrano
Altered production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), causing lipid peroxidation and DNA damage, contributes to the progression of atherosclerosis and cancer. Lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) is a lectin-like receptor for oxidized low-density lipoproteins (ox-LDL) primarily expressed in endothelial cells and vasculature-rich organs. LOX-1 receptors is a marker for atherosclerosis, and once activated by ox-LDL or other ligands, stimulates the expression of adhesion molecules, pro-inflammatory signaling pathways and proangiogenic proteins, including NF-kB and VEGF, in vascular endothelial cells and macrophages...
February 17, 2018: Life Sciences
Alessandro Annibaldi, Sidonie Wicky John, Tom Vanden Berghe, Kirby N Swatek, Jianbin Ruan, Gianmaria Liccardi, Katiuscia Bianchi, Paul R Elliott, Sze Men Choi, Samya Van Coillie, John Bertin, Hao Wu, David Komander, Peter Vandenabeele, John Silke, Pascal Meier
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) can drive inflammation, cell survival, and death. While ubiquitylation-, phosphorylation-, and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)-dependent checkpoints suppress the cytotoxic potential of TNF, it remains unclear whether ubiquitylation can directly repress TNF-induced death. Here, we show that ubiquitylation regulates RIPK1's cytotoxic potential not only via activation of downstream kinases and NF-kB transcriptional responses, but also by directly repressing RIPK1 kinase activity via ubiquitin-dependent inactivation...
February 15, 2018: Molecular Cell
Guodong Liu, Hongmei Zhang, Fengyun Hao, Jing Hao, Lixiao Pan, Qing Zhao, Jinshan Wo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is an unavoidable event occurring during heart transplantation and is a key factor in graft failure and the long-term survival rate of recipients. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the development of new therapies to prevent I/R injury. Clusterin is a hetero-dimeric glycoprotein with an antiapoptotic function. In this study, we investigated whether clusterin was cardioprotective in heart transplantation against I/R injury using an in vivo rat model and an in vitro cell culture system, and examined the underlying mechanisms of I/R injury...
February 5, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Linda Ye, Lei Gu, Joseph Caprioli, Natik Piri
Rbpms (RNA-binding protein with multiple splicing) is a member of the RRM (RNA Recognition Motif) family of RNA-binding proteins, which is expressed as multiple alternatively spliced transcripts encoding different protein isoforms. We have shown earlier that Rbpms expression in the retina is restricted to retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), and have characterized this gene as a marker for RGCs. The aim of this study was to identify isoforms representing Rbpms in human retinas and to analyze its transcriptional regulation...
February 8, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
Cesar G Fraga, Patricia I Oteiza, Monica Galleano
Polyphenols are bioactives claimed to be responsible for some of the health benefits provided by fruit and vegetables. It is currently accepted that the bioactivities of polyphenols can be mostly ascribed to their interactions with proteins and lipids. Such interactions can affect cell oxidant production and cell signaling, and explain in part the ability of polyphenols to promote health. EC can modulate redox sensitive signaling by: i) defining the extent of oxidant levels that can modify cell signaling, function, and fate, e...
February 5, 2018: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
Kevin C Flanagan, Elise Alspach, Ermira Pazolli, Shankar Parajuli, Qihao Ren, Laura L Arthur, Roberto Tapia, Sheila A Stewart
Tumorigenesis results from the convergence of cell autonomous mutations and corresponding stromal changes that promote tumor cell growth. Senescent cells, which secrete a plethora of pro-tumorigenic factors termed the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), play an important role in tumor formation. Investigation into SASP regulation revealed that many but not all SASP factors are subject to NF-kB and p38MAPK regulation. However, many pro-tumorigenic SASP factors, including osteopontin (OPN), are not responsive to these canonical pathways leaving the regulation of these factors an open question...
January 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Courtney A Waugh, Augustine Arukwe, Veerle L B Jaspers
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and similar environmental contaminants, have been linked to virus outbreaks and increased viral induced mortality since the 1970s. Yet the mechanisms behind this increased susceptibility remain elusive. It has recently been illustrated that the innate immune viral detection system is tightly regulated by small non-coding RNAs, including microRNAs (miRNAs). For virus infections miRNA-155 expression is an important host response against infection, and deregulation of this miRNA is closely associated with adverse outcomes...
January 30, 2018: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
Priscilia Lianto, Shiwen Han, Xinrui Li, Fredrick Onyango Ogutu, Yani Zhang, Zhuoyan Fan, Huilian Che
The present pharmacotherapy for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) fundamentally depend on inhaled corticosteroids. Despite the fact that oral intake of topical steroids can be successful in restricting EoE-related inflammation, there are concerns with respect to the long term utilization of steroids, especially in kids. In the current research, we assess the effect of quail egg, which is reportedly a known serine protease inhibitor, on symptomatology and immune responses in a peanut-sensitized mouse model of food allergy induced EoE...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
Youn-Kwan Jung, Min-Su Han, Hye-Ri Park, Eun-Ju Lee, Ji-Ae Jang, Gun-Woo Kim, Sun-Young Lee, DaeWon Moon, Seungwoo Han
An activation of osteoclasts and subchondral bone remodeling is a major histologic feature of early-stage osteoarthritis (OA), which can be accompanied by an increase of calcium (Ca) and phosphate (Pi) level in the subchondral milieu. Considering articular cartilage gets most of nutrition from subchondral bone by diffusion, these micro-environmental changes in subchondral bone can affect the physiology of articular chondrocytes. Here, we have shown that Ca is increased and co-localized with Pi in articular cartilage of early-stage OA...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
Mei Wang, Ping Su
The Fas/FasL signaling pathway is one of the major pathways that regulate apoptosis. Increasing studies have shown that the activation of the Fas/FasL signaling pathway is closely associated with testicular cell apoptosis. However, the mechanism involved is still unclear. We discuss recent findings regarding the molecular mechanisms by which environmental toxicants induce testicular pathology via Fas/FasL signaling. These findings suggest that Fas/FasL signaling is employed to impact the sensitivity (a response to external factors) of germ cells, disrupt steroidogenic hormone and cytokine metabolism mediated by Sertoli cells, and elicit the activation of NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T-cells) in Leydig cell apoptosis...
January 4, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
Kaitlyn Beyfuss, David A Hood
BACKGROUND: p53 is a tumor suppressor protein involved in regulating a wide array of signaling pathways. The role of p53 in the cell is determined by the type of imposed oxidative stress, its intensity and duration. The last decade of research has unravelled a dual nature in the function of p53 in mediating the oxidative stress burden. However, this is dependent on the specific properties of the applied stress and thus requires further analysis. METHODS: A systematic review was performed following an electronic search of Pubmed, Google Scholar, and ScienceDirect databases...
January 3, 2018: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
Wen-Bin Zhang, Hai-Yue Zhang, Qian Zhang, Fang-Zhou Jiao, Hong Zhang, Lu-Wen Wang, Zuo-Jiong Gong
The inflammatory response of sepsis induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) may result in irreversible cardiac dysfunction. Glutamine (GLN) has a multitude of pharmacological effects, including anti-inflammatory abilities. Previous studies have reported that GLN attenuated LPS-induced acute lung injury and intestinal mucosal injury. The present study investigated whether GLN exerts potential protective effects on LPS-induced cardiac dysfunction. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups (15 rats per group), including the control (saline-treated), LPS and LPS+GLN groups...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Xiaohua Dai, Devi Thiagarajan, Jingye Fang, Jianbin Shen, Neeraja Priyanka Annam, Zhao Yang, Hong Jiang, Donghong Ju, Youming Xie, Kezhong Zhang, Yan Yuan Tseng, Zhe Yang, Arun K Rishi, Hui J Li, Maozhou Yang, Li Li
Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotypic modulation is characterized by the downregulation of SMC actin cytoskeleton proteins. Our published study shows that depletion of SM22α (aka SM22, Transgelin, an actin cytoskeleton binding protein) promotes inflammation in SMCs by activating NF-κB signal pathways both in cultured VSMCs and in response to vascular injury. The goal of this study is to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms whereby SM22 suppresses NF-κB signaling pathways under inflammatory condition...
2017: PloS One
Hannah Louise Paish, Nicolas Stewart Kalson, Graham Robert Smith, Alicia Del Carpio Pons, Thomas Edward Baldock, Nicholas Smith, Katarzyna Swist-Szulik, David John Weir, Michelle Bardgett, David John Deehan, Derek Austin Mann, Lee Anthony Borthwick
Fibroblasts persist within fibrotic scar tissue and exhibit considerable phenotypic and functional plasticity. Here, we hypothesized that scar-associated fibroblasts may be a source of stress-induced inflammatory exacerbations and pain. To test this idea we used a human model of surgery-induced fibrosis, total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Using a combination of tissue protein expression profiling and bioinformatics we discovered that many months following TKA the fibrotic joint exists in a state of unresolved chronic inflammation...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
Marco Carretta, Annet Z Brouwers-Vos, Matthieu Bosman, Sarah J Horton, Joost H A Martens, Edo Vellenga, Jan Jacob Schuringa
In the present work we aimed to identify targetable signaling networks in human MLL-AF9 leukemias. We show that MLL-AF9 cells critically depend on FLT3-ligand induced pathways as well as on BRD3/4 for their survival. We evaluated the in vitro and in vivo efficacy of the BRD3/4 inhibitor I-BET151 in various human MLL-AF9 (primary) models and patient samples and analyzed the transcriptome changes following treatment. To further understand the mode of action of BRD3/4 inhibition, we performed ChIP-seq experiments on the MLL-AF9 complex in THP1 cells and compared it to RNA-seq data of I-BET151 treated cells...
2017: PloS One
Yin Xiuli, Sun Shiying, Zhao Junyan, Yang Jing, Lei Xiaofei, Xu Changqing, Li Kun
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to explore the role of rs4705342 located in the miR-143 promoter in relation to the control of HBV positive HCC and the underlying molecular mechanism. METHOD: A luciferase assay was performed to explore the factors which influenced miR-143 transcription activity and the target gene of miR-143. This would further be confirmed by ChIP assay. Western-blot and real-time PCR were performed to identify the relationship between miR-143 and ORP8...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Ji-Hyun Park, Young Ho Seo, Jung-Hee Jang, Chul-Ho Jeong, Sooyeun Lee, Byoungduck Park
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (METH) is a commonly abused drug that may result in neurotoxic effects. Recent studies have suggested that involvement of neuroinflammatory processes in brain dysfunction is induced by misuse of this drug. However, the mechanism underlying METH-induced inflammation and neurotoxicity in neurons is still unclear. In this study, we investigated whether asiatic acid (AA) effected METH-mediated neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity in dopaminergic neuronal cells. And we further determined whether the effect involved in the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3 and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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