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Jiangyong Gu, Li Li, Dongmei Wang, Wei Zhu, Ling Han, Ruizhi Zhao, Xiaojie Xu, Chuanjian Lu
Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory and immune-mediated skin disease. 44 metabonomics biomarkers were identified by high-throughput liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry in our previous work. To further explore the roles of metabonomics biomarkers in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, the metabonomics biomarker-enzyme network was constructed. The key metabonomics biomarkers and enzymes were screened out by network analysis. Long-chain fatty acids, phospholipids, Estradiol and NADH were the most important metabonomics biomarkers...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Medicine
Ben-Hur Neves de Oliveira, Carla Dalmaz, Fares Zeidán-Chuliá
Malignancy of cancer has been linked to distinct subsets of stem-like cells, the so-called cancer stem cells (CSCs), which persist during treatment and seem to lead to drug-resistant recurrence. Metastatic spread of cancer cells is one of the hallmarks of malignancy and contributes to most human melanoma-related deaths. Recently, overlapping groups of proteins and pathways were shown to regulate stem cell migration and cancer metastasis, raising the question of whether genes/proteins involved in stem cell pluripotency may have important implications when applied to the biology of cancer metastasis...
March 8, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
Lu Qi, Yanqing Ding
There are many stages in the development and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we compared the differential expression genes in different stages of metastatic CRC. Then, we screened the continuously up-regulated genes and the continuously down-regulated genes that were associated with the development and metastasis of CRC. After analyzing the intersection of differential expression genes in each stage, we screened the continuously up-regulated genes and deviated genes in the extracellular matrix and the continuously down-regulated genes and deviated genes in the mitochrondia of CRC...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
Niloofar Bazazzadegan, Marzieh Dehghan Shasaltaneh, Kioomars Saliminejad, Koorosh Kamali, Mehdi Banan, Reza Nazari, Gholam Hossein Riazi, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid
Purpose: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is pathologically defined by the presence of amyloid plaques and tangles in the brain, therefore, any drug or compound with potential effect on lowering amyloid plaques, could be noticed for AD management especially in the primary phases of the disease. Ectoine constitutes a group of small molecule chaperones (SMCs). SMCs inhibit proteins and other changeable macromolecular structures misfolding from environmental stresses. Ectoine has been reported successfully prohibit insulin amyloid formation in vitro...
December 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Aradhana Awasthi, Delphine C M Rolland, Janet Ayello, Carmella van de Ven, Venkatesha Basrur, Kevin Conlon, Damian Fermin, Matthew J Barth, Christian Klein, Kojo S J Elenitoba-Johnson, Megan S Lim, Mitchell S Cairo
We recently demonstrated that obinutuzumab (GA101), a novel glycoengineered type II CD20 Ab compared to rituximab (RTX) mediates significantly enhanced antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity (ADCC) in vitro and increased overall survival in a Burkitt lymphoma (BL) xenograft non-obese diabetic severe combined immunodeficiency gamma (NSG) model. In this study we compared the phosphoproteomic changes by pathway analysis following obinutuzumab vs RTX against RTX-sensitive (Raji) and -resistant BL (Raji4RH). Phosphoproteomic analyses were performed by mass-spectrometry (MS)-based label-free quantitative phosphoproteomic profiling...
December 26, 2017: Oncotarget
Jakub Mlost, Magdalena Kostrzewa, Natalia Malek, Katarzyna Starowicz
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease in which cartilage degenerates as a result of mechanical and biochemical changes. The main OA symptom is chronic pain involving both peripheral and central mechanisms of nociceptive processing. Our previous studies have implicated the benefits of dual- over single-acting compounds interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in OA treatment. In the present study, we focused on the specific molecular alterations associated with pharmacological treatment. OA was induced in Wistar rats by intra-articular injection of 3 mg of monoiodoacetate (MIA)...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Milene Pereira Moreira, Letícia da Conceição Braga, Geovanni Dantas Cassali, Luciana Maria Silva
The cancer stem cell (CSC) concept is currently employed to explain the mechanism of multidrug resistance that is implicated in the reduced efficacy of many chemotherapeutic agents, consequently leading to metastatic spread and disease relapse. We searched for potential predictive markers of doxorubicin (DOX) resistance in breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) of the BT-549 human triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell line classified as a claudin-low subtype. In this study, we show that BT-549 presents a BCSCs-like subset determined by a CD44+/high/CD24-/low/ALDH1+ phenotype...
January 15, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
Yusra A Alyafee, Manal Alaamery, Shahad Bawazeer, Mansour S Almutairi, Badr Alghamdi, Nawaf Alomran, Atia Sheereen, Maha Daghestani, Salam Massadeh
Purpose: Anastrozole (ANS) is an aromatase inhibitor that is widely used as a treatment for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Despite the wide use of ANS, it is associated with serious side effects due to uncontrolled delivery. In addition, ANS exhibits low solubility and short plasma half-life. Nanotechnology-based drug delivery has the potential to enhance the efficacy of drugs and overcome undesirable side effects. In this study, we aimed to prepare novel ANS-loaded PLA-PEG-PLA nanoparticles (ANS-NPs) and to compare the apoptotic response of MCF-7 cell line to both ANS and ANS-loaded NPs...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Chi-Chen Hong, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Song Liu, Qiang Hu, Song Yao, Kathryn L Lunetta, Stephen A Haddad, Edward A Ruiz-Narváez, Jeannette T Bensen, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Elisa V Bandera, Lynn A Rosenberg, Christopher A Haiman, Kelvin P Lee, Sharon S Evans, Scott I Abrams, Elizabeth A Repasky, Andrew F Olshan, Julie R Palmer, Christine B Ambrosone
BACKGROUND: Constitutional immunity shaped by exposure to endemic infectious diseases and parasitic worms in Sub-Saharan Africa may play a role in the etiology of breast cancer among African American (AA) women. METHODS: A total of 13,235 gene variants in 433 genes across 45 immune pathways were analyzed in the AMBER consortium among 3,663 breast cancer cases and 4,687 controls. Gene-based pathway analyses were conducted using the adaptive rank truncated product statistic for overall breast cancer risk, and risk by estrogen receptor (ER) status...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Qingyu Wu, David Jackson
Programmed cell death (PCD) is an essential component of development, biotic and abiotic responses. Hypersensitive response (HR)-associated cell death activated under pathogen attack is one of the most dramatic manifestations of PCD in plants. Signal transduction through mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades, a very conserved signaling pathway across eukaryotes, is a core mediator for HR-associated PCD. Therefore, monitoring MAPK activation enables the mechanisms underlying HR-associated PCD to be elucidated...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Inderjeet Kaur, Jasbir Kaur, K Sooraj, Sandeep Goswami, Rohit Saxena, Virander Singh Chauhan, Ramanjit Sihota
PURPOSE: To analyze and compare the total proteome of aqueous humor (AH) from patients having primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and age-related cataract. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY: Aqueous humor was collected from age-matched PACG, POAG and cataract patients who underwent surgery, and it was immediately stored at - 80 °C until analysis. From each sample, 25 µg of total protein was subjected to trypsin digestion and subsequently LC-MS/MS analysis was performed for the deep proteome analysis...
January 13, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Alka Sharma, Meenakshi Tiwari, Anumegha Gupta, Ashutosh N Pandey, Pramod K Yadav, Shail K Chaube
In mammals, journey from metaphase-I (M-I) to metaphase-II (M-II) is important since oocyte extrude first polar body (PB-I) and gets converted into haploid gamete. The molecular and cellular changes associated with meiotic cell cycle progression from M-I to M-II stage and extrusion of PB-I remain ill understood. Several factors drive oocyte meiosis from M-I to M-II stage. The mitogen-activated protein kinase3/1 (MAPK3/1), signal molecules and Rho family GTPases act through various pathways to drive cell cycle progression from M-I to M-II stage...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Karan Bhuripanyo, Yiyang Wang, Xianpeng Liu, Li Zhou, Ruochuan Liu, Duc Duong, Bo Zhao, Yingtao Bi, Han Zhou, Geng Chen, Nicholas T Seyfried, Walter J Chazin, Hiroaki Kiyokawa, Jun Yin
E3 ubiquitin (UB) ligases E4B and carboxyl terminus of Hsc70-interacting protein (CHIP) use a common U-box motif to transfer UB from E1 and E2 enzymes to their substrate proteins and regulate diverse cellular processes. To profile their ubiquitination targets in the cell, we used phage display to engineer E2-E4B and E2-CHIP pairs that were free of cross-reactivity with the native UB transfer cascades. We then used the engineered E2-E3 pairs to construct "orthogonal UB transfer (OUT)" cascades so that a mutant UB (xUB) could be exclusively used by the engineered E4B or CHIP to label their substrate proteins...
January 2018: Science Advances
Elizabeth A Osterndorff-Kahanek, Gayatri R Tiwari, Marcelo F Lopez, Howard C Becker, R Adron Harris, R Dayne Mayfield
Long-term alcohol use can result in lasting changes in brain function, ultimately leading to alcohol dependence. These functional alterations arise from dysregulation of complex gene networks, and growing evidence implicates microRNAs as key regulators of these networks. We examined time- and brain region-dependent changes in microRNA expression after chronic intermittent ethanol (CIE) exposure in C57BL/6J mice. Animals were sacrificed at 0, 8, and 120h following the last exposure to four weekly cycles of CIE vapor and we measured microRNA expression in prefrontal cortex (PFC), nucleus accumbens (NAC), and amygdala (AMY)...
2018: PloS One
Agnieszka Robaszkiewicz, Ewelina Wiśnik, Zsolt Regdon, Kinga Chmielewska, László Virág
Differentiation of human monocytes is associated with proliferation arrest resulting from activation of the inter alia retinoblastoma protein family of gene repressors, which target gene promoters in an E2F-dependent manner. To investigate RBL2 contribution to defining monocyte phenotype and function, we used primer libraries. We identified genes encoding two surface receptors (CXCR1 and IL17RE) and two TLR signaling mediators (CD86 and NFKB2) that are repressed by the RBL2-E2F4-HDAC1-BRM complex. Surprisingly, PARP1 co-regulated 24 out of the 28 identified genes controlled by RBL2...
December 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Le Wang, Nana Tan, Jiayao Hu, Huan Wang, Dongzhu Duan, Lin Ma, Jian Xiao, Xiaoling Wang
BACKGROUND: Osmanthus fragrans has been used as folk medicine for thousands of years. The extracts of Osmanthus fragrans flowers were reported to have various bioactivities including free radical scavenging, anti-inflammation, neuroprotection and antitumor effects. However, there is still lack of knowledge about its essential oil. METHODS: In this work, we analyzed the chemical composition of the essential oil from Osmanthus fragrans var. thunbergii by GC-MS. A complex network approach was applied to investigate the interrelationships between the ingredients, target proteins, and related pathways for the essential oil...
December 28, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
Debabrata Das, Poulomi Nath, Soumojit Pal, Sudip Hajra, Pritha Ghosh, Sudipta Maitra
Participation and relative importance of phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signalling, either alone or in combination, have been investigated during 17α,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (DHP)-induced meiotic G2-M1 transition in denuded zebrafish oocyte. Results demonstrate that concomitant with rapid phosphorylation (activation) of Akt (Ser473) and MAPK (ERK1/2) at as early as 15 min of incubation, DHP stimulation promotes enhanced an GVBD response and histone H1 kinase activation between 1 and 5 h in full-grown oocytes in vitro...
February 2018: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
Jing Huang, Zhi Liu, Yufan Sun, Qi Zhong, Li Xu, Ruimin Ou, Cheng Li, Rui Chen, Mengdong Yao, Qing Zhang, Shuang Liu
The present study aimed to characterize the epigenetic architecture by studying the DNA methylation signature in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM‑MSCs) from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Microarray dataset GSE79695 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially methylated sites and differentially methylated CpG islands were identified in BM‑MSC samples from patients with AML compared with controls. MicroRNAs (miRs) encoding genes covering differentially methylated sites were found and the regulation network was constructed...
February 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Kendall J Keck, Patrick Breheny, Terry A Braun, Benjamin Darbro, Guiying Li, Joseph S Dillon, Andrew M Bellizzi, Thomas M O'Dorisio, James R Howe
BACKGROUND: Small bowel neuroendocrine tumors (SBNETs) present frequently with metastases, yet little is known about the molecular basis of this progression. This study sought to identify the serial differential expression of genes between normal small bowel, primary small bowel neuroendocrine tumors, and liver metastases. METHODS: RNA isolated from matched normal small bowel tissue, primary small bowel neuroendocrine tumors, and liver metastases in 12 patients was analyzed with whole transcriptome expression microarrays and RNA-Seq...
January 2018: Surgery
Akram Safaei, Mostafa Rezaei Tavirani, Mona Zamanian Azodi, Alireza Lashay, Seyed Farzad Mohammadi, Mohamad Ghasemi Broumand, Ali Asghar Peyvandi, Farshad Okhovatian, Hassan Peyvandi, Mohammad Rostami Nejad
Introduction: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious microvascular complication of diabetes which can cause vision loss or blindness ultimately. Non enzymatic glycation of proteins leads to advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in DR. Since laser therapy is a well-established method, in this study, protein-protein interaction (PPI) network is applied for protein targets in DR disease in rats treated by laser. Methods: In this study, we focused on articles that investigated and compared the proteome profiles of DR rats with healthy control and also DR rats before and after laser therapy...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
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