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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078543/topiramate-confers-neuroprotection-against-methylphenidate-induced-neurodegeneration-in-dentate-gyrus-and-ca1-regions-of-hippocampus-via-creb-bdnf-pathway-in-rats
#1
Majid Motaghinejad, Manijeh Motevalian, Mohammad Abdollahi, Mansour Heidari, Zahra Madjd
Methylphenidate (MPH) abuse can cause serious neurological damages. The neuroprotective effects of topiramate (TPM) have been reported already, but its mechanism of action still remains unclear. The current study evaluates in vivo role of CREB/BDNF in TPM protection of the rat hippocampal cells from methylphenidate-induced apoptosis, oxidative stress, and inflammation. A total of 60 adult male rats were divided into six groups. Groups 1 and 2 received normal saline (0.7 ml/rat) and MPH (10 mg/kg) respectively for 14 days...
January 11, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045574/autophagy-and-krt8-keratin-8-protect-degeneration-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-under-oxidative-stress
#2
Ahruem Baek, Soojin Yoon, Jean Kim, Yu Mi Baek, Hanna Park, Daehan Lim, Hyewon Chung, Dong-Eun Kim
Contribution of autophagy and regulation of related proteins to the degeneration of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remain unknown. We report that upregulation of KRT8 (keratin 8) as well as its phosphorylation are accompanied with autophagy and attenuated with the inhibition of autophagy in RPE cells under oxidative stress. KRT8 appears to have a dual role in RPE pathophysiology. While increased expression of KRT8 following autophagy provides a cytoprotective role in RPE, phosphorylation of KRT8 induces pathologic epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of RPE cells under oxidative stress, which is mediated by MAPK1/ERK2 (mitogen-activated protein kinase 1) and MAPK3/ERK1...
January 3, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942580/genetic-variation-in-the-insulin-insulin-like-growth-factor-growth-hormone-and-leptin-pathways-in-relation-to-breast-cancer-in-african-american-women-the-amber-consortium
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Edward A Ruiz-Narváez, Kathryn L Lunetta, Chi-Chen Hong, Stephen Haddad, Song Yao, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Jeannette T Bensen, Elisa V Bandera, Christopher A Haiman, Melissa A Troester, Christine B Ambrosone, Lynn Rosenberg, Julie R Palmer
The insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system and related pathways such as growth hormone, and leptin signaling have a key role in cancer development. It is unclear how germline variation in these pathways affects breast cancer risk. We conducted gene-based analyses of 184 genes in the insulin/IGF, growth hormone, and leptin pathways to identify genetic variation associated with risk of breast cancer overall, and for estrogen receptor (ER) subtypes. Tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for each gene were selected and genotyped on a customized Illumina SNP array...
2016: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936391/contrary-influence-of-clinically-applied-sorafenib-concentrations-among-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#4
Zu-Yau Lin, Wan-Long Chuang
The treatment responses of sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma are modest which may be due to different characteristics of cancer cells or insufficient therapeutic concentrations. This study was to clarify this issue. The anti-proliferative effects and differential expressions of 8 genes related to sorafenib anti-cancer mechanisms (tyrosine kinase receptor genes: KDR, PDGFRB; RAF cascade: RAF1, BRAF, MAP2K1, MAP2K2, MAPK1, MAPK3) were investigated in primary cultured hepatocellular carcinoma cells collected from 8 patients using clinically applied sorafenib concentrations (5, 10μg/mL)...
December 6, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917343/a-new-bioinformatic-insight-into-the-associated-proteins-in-psychiatric-disorders
#5
Wenlong Zhao, Wenjing Yang, Shuanglin Zheng, Qiong Hu, Ping Qiu, Xinghua Huang, Xiaoqian Hong, Fenghua Lan
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric diseases severely affect the quality of patients' lives and bring huge economic pressure to their families. Also, the great phenotypic variability among these patients makes it difficult to investigate the pathogenesis. Nowadays, bioinformatics is hopeful to be used as an effective tool for the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, which can identify sensitive biomarkers and explore associated signaling pathways. METHODS: In this study, we performed an integrated bioinformatic analysis on 1945 mental-associated proteins including 91 secreted proteins and 593 membrane proteins, which were screened from the Universal Protein Resource (Uniport) database...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862280/melatonin-is-required-for-h2-o2-and-no-mediated-defense-signaling-through-mapkkk3-and-oxi1-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#6
Hyoung Yool Lee, Kyoungwhan Back
Melatonin influences plant innate immunity through the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. However, the most upstream MAPK component in melatonin signaling and the dependence of generation of a reactive oxygen species (ROS) burst on melatonin synthesis and signaling remain unclear. In this study, treatment of several mekk (alias mapkkk)-knockout Arabidopsis mutants with melatonin revealed that the MAPKKK3 and OXI1 (oxidative signal-inducible1) kinases are responsible for triggering melatonin-induced defense signaling pathways...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846039/activation-of-igf1-signaling-in-the-cochlea-induces-the-transcription-of-its-mediators-during-the-protection-of-cochlear-hair-cells-against-aminoglycoside
#7
Yushi Hayashi, Norio Yamamoto, Takayuki Nakagawa, Koichi Omori, Juichi Ito
HYPOTHESIS: Transcription of the Erk and Akt genes and phosphorylation of their products are promoted by insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) during hair cell protection. BACKGROUND: IGF1 protects mammalian hair cells in animal models from various types of damage, including aminoglycoside. Moreover, clinical trials have revealed that IGF1 was effective for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. In this process, activation of the downstream of IGF1 signaling, including the phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and AKT proteins, is involved...
November 14, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770611/creb-activity-is-required-for-luteinizing-hormone-induced-the-expression-of-egf-like-factors
#8
Yakun Wang, Xiaoqiong Hao, Jing Yang, Jia Li, Meijia Zhang
A surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland induces the expression of the epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like factors, which triggers oocyte maturation, cumulus expansion, and ovulation. How LH induces EGF-like factor expression is unclear. In the present study, a rapid increase of phosphorylated cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) was observed after the activation of LH receptor by human chorionic gonadotropin. Large antral follicles from equine chorionic gonadotropin-primed mice were cultured in medium with LH to stimulate the expression of EGF-like factors...
December 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765951/hypoxia-inducible-factor-2-alpha-promotes-the-proliferation-of-human-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-through-the-mapk-erk-signaling-pathway
#9
Chengxing Zhu, Jiong Yu, Qiaoling Pan, Jinfeng Yang, Guangshu Hao, Yingjie Wang, Lanjuan Li, Hongcui Cao
Human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hPMSCs) reside in a physiologically low-oxygen microenvironment. Hypoxia influences a variety of stem cell cellular activities, frequently involving hypoxia-inducible factor-2 alpha (HIF-2α). This research showed that hPMSCs cultured in hypoxic conditions (5% O2) exhibited a more naïve morphology and had a higher proliferative capability and higher HIF-2α expression than hPMSCs cultured in normoxic conditions (21% O2). Similar to the hypoxic cultures, hPMSCs over-expressing HIF-2α showed higher proliferative potential and higher expression of CCND1 (CyclinD1), MYC (c-Myc), POU5F1 (Oct4) and the components of the MAPK/ERK pathway...
October 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683264/apelin-apln-and-apelin-receptor-aplnr-in-human-ovary-expression-signaling-and-regulation-of-steroidogenesis-in-primary-human-luteinized-granulosa-cells
#10
Jennifer Roche, Christelle Ramé, Maxime Reverchon, Namya Mellouk, Marion Cornuau, Fabrice Guerif, Pascal Froment, Joëlle Dupont
Apelin (APLN) is a recently discovered adipokine involved in the regulation of various metabolic functions. Its receptor, APLNR, is expressed in reproductive tissues, however, its role in human ovarian cells is unknown. In this study we identified APLN and APLNR in human ovarian follicles and analyzed their expression in granulosa cells and follicular fluid obtained from obese and non-obese patients, with or without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). We also investigated the effect of APLN on steroidogenesis in cultured human luteinized granulosa cells (hGCs) from non-obese patients without PCOS...
September 28, 2016: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665547/neuroprotective-effects-of-various-doses-of-topiramate-against-methylphenidate-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-isolated-rat-amygdala-the-possible-role-of-creb-bdnf-signaling-pathway
#11
Majid Motaghinejad, Manijeh Motevalian, Reza Falak, Mansour Heidari, Mahshid Sharzad, Elham Kalantari
Methylphenidate (MPH) abuse damages brain cells. The neuroprotective effects of topiramate (TPM) have been reported previously, but its exact mechanism of action still remains unclear. This study investigated the in vivo role of various doses of TPM in the protection of rat amygdala cells against methylphenidate-induced oxidative stress and inflammation. Seventy adult male rats were divided into seven groups. Groups 1 and 2 received normal saline (0.7 ml/rat) and MPH (10 mg/kg), respectively, for 21 days...
December 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563424/neuroprotective-effects-of-herbal-extract-rosa-canina-tanacetum-vulgare-and-urtica-dioica-on-rat-model-of-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease
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Parvaneh Daneshmand, Kioomars Saliminejad, Marzieh Dehghan Shasaltaneh, Koorosh Kamali, Gholam Hossein Riazi, Reza Nazari, Pedram Azimzadeh, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid
BACKGROUND: Sporadic Alzheimer's Disease (SAD) is caused by genetic risk factors, aging and oxidative stresses. The herbal extract of Rosa canina (R. canina), Tanacetum vulgare (T. vulgare) and Urtica dioica (U. dioica) has a beneficial role in aging, as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative agent. In this study, the neuroprotective effects of this herbal extract in the rat model of SAD was investigated. METHODS: The rats were divided into control, sham, model, herbal extract -treated and ethanol-treated groups...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459239/role-for-dusp1-dual-specificity-protein-phosphatase-1-in-the-regulation-of-autophagy
#13
Juan Wang, Jun-Ying Zhou, Dhonghyo Kho, John J Reiners, Gen Sheng Wu
Accumulating evidence suggests that mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) regulate macroautophagy/autophagy. However, the involvement of dual-specificity protein phosphatases (DUSPs), endogenous inhibitors for MAPKs, in autophagy remains to be determined. Here we report that DUSP1/MKP-1, the founding member of the DUSP family, plays a critical role in regulating autophagy. Specifically, we demonstrate that DUSP1 knockdown by shRNA in human ovarian cancer CAOV3 cells and knockout in murine embryonic fibroblasts, increases both basal and rapamycin-increased autophagic flux...
October 2, 2016: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27441275/gene-signatures-related-to-hai-response-following-influenza-a-h1n1-vaccine-in-older-individuals
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Inna G Ovsyannikova, Ann L Oberg, Richard B Kennedy, Michael T Zimmermann, Iana H Haralambieva, Krista M Goergen, Diane E Grill, Gregory A Poland
To assess gene signatures related to humoral response among healthy older subjects following seasonal influenza vaccination, we studied 94 healthy adults (50-74 years old) who received one documented dose of licensed trivalent influenza vaccine containing the A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus strain. Influenza-specific antibody (HAI) titer in serum samples and next-generation sequencing on PBMCs were performed using blood samples collected prior to (Day 0) and at two timepoints after (Days 3 and 28) vaccination...
May 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27402753/reversal-of-dendritic-phenotypes-in-16p11-2-microduplication-mouse-model-neurons-by-pharmacological-targeting-of-a-network-hub
#15
Katherine D Blizinsky, Blanca Diaz-Castro, Marc P Forrest, Britta Schürmann, Anthony P Bach, Maria Dolores Martin-de-Saavedra, Lei Wang, John G Csernansky, Jubao Duan, Peter Penzes
The architecture of dendritic arbors contributes to neuronal connectivity in the brain. Conversely, abnormalities in dendrites have been reported in multiple mental disorders and are thought to contribute to pathogenesis. Rare copy number variations (CNVs) are genetic alterations that are associated with a wide range of mental disorders and are highly penetrant. The 16p11.2 microduplication is one of the CNVs most strongly associated with schizophrenia and autism, spanning multiple genes possibly involved in synaptic neurotransmission...
July 26, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27318091/downregulation-of-microrna-206-promotes-invasion-and-angiogenesis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#16
Zhongxing Liang, Xuehai Bian, Hyunsuk Shim
Triple negative breast tumors don't respond to Tamoxifen and Herceptin, two of the most effective medications for treating breast cancer. Additionally, triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) intrinsically resists or will eventually acquire resistance to chemotherapy. The purpose of this study is to understand better the molecular basis of TNBC as well as develop new therapeutic strategies against it. Here, we analyzed miRNA-206 expression levels in breast cancer cell lines and tissues. In addition, we investigated whether miR-206 mimics inhibited TNBC tumor invasion and angiogenesis...
August 26, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27281782/simultaneous-enrichment-of-cysteine-containing-peptides-and-phosphopeptides-using-a-cysteine-specific-phosphonate-adaptable-tag-cyspat-in-combination-with-tio2-chromatography
#17
Honggang Huang, Martin Haar Pedersen, Maria Ibanez Vea, Pernille S Lassen, Martin R Larsen, Giuseppe Palmisano
Cysteine is a rare and conserved amino acid involved in most cellular functions. The thiol group of cysteine can be subjected to diverse oxidative modifications that regulate many physio-pathological states. In the present work, a Cysteine-specific Phosphonate Adaptable Tag (CysPAT) was synthesized to selectively label cysteine-containing peptides (Cys peptides) followed by their enrichment with titanium dioxide (TiO2) and subsequent mass spectrometric analysis. The CysPAT strategy was developed using a synthetic peptide, a standard protein and subsequently the strategy was applied to protein lysates from Hela cells, achieving high specificity and enrichment efficiency...
June 8, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27281706/initial-segment-differentiation-begins-during-a-critical-window-and-is-dependent-upon-lumicrine-factors-and-src-proto-oncogene-src-in-the-mouse
#18
Bingfang Xu, Angela M Washington, Barry T Hinton
Without a fully developed and functioning initial segment, the most proximal region of the epididymis, male infertility results. Therefore, it is important to understand the development of the initial segment. During postnatal development of the epididymis, many cellular processes of the initial segment are regulated by lumicrine factors, which are produced by the testis and enter the epididymis with testicular luminal fluid. In this report, we showed that prior to Postnatal Day 15 (P15), the initial segment was lumicrine factor independent in the mouse...
July 2016: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27187374/a-comparison-of-fresh-frozen-vs-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-specimens-of-canine-mammary-tumors-via-branched-dna-assay
#19
Florenza Lüder Ripoli, Annika Mohr, Susanne Conradine Hammer, Saskia Willenbrock, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein, Silvia Hennecke, Hugo Murua Escobar, Ingo Nolte
Mammary neoplasms are the tumors most affecting female dogs and women. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues are an invaluable source of archived biological material. Fresh frozen (FF) tissue is considered ideal for gene expression analysis. However, strategies based on FFPE material offer several advantages. Branched-DNA assays permit a reliable and fast workflow when analyzing gene expression. The aim of this study was to assess the comparability of the branched-DNA assay when analyzing certain gene expression patterns between FF and FFPE samples in canine mammary tumors...
May 13, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27121327/claudin-7-indirectly-regulates-the-integrin-fak-signaling-pathway-in-human-colon-cancer-tissue
#20
Lei Ding, Liyong Wang, Leiming Sui, Huanying Zhao, Xiaoxue Xu, Tengyan Li, Xiaonan Wang, Wenjing Li, Ping Zhou, Lu Kong
The claudin family of proteins is integral to the structure and function of tight junctions. The role of claudin-7 (Cldn-7, CLDN7) in regulating the integrin/focal adhesion kinase (FAK)/ERK signaling pathway remains poorly understood. Therefore, we investigated differences in gene expression, primarily focusing on CLDN7 and integrin/FAK/ERK signaling pathway genes, between colon cancer and adjacent normal tissues. Quantitative real-time reverse transcription-PCR and immunohistochemistry were utilized to verify the results of mRNA and protein expression, respectively...
August 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
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