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Leonor C Costa et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 22(23), 18574-18589 (2015-09-24)
This study aimed to assess the mechanisms of innate immune function responses to silica-coated iron oxide nanoparticle functionalized with dithiocarbamate groups (IONP) exposure alone and its associated mercury (Hg) in European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) phagocytes isolated from peritoneum (P-phagocytes)
Yang Cheng et al.
Microbes and infection, 16(5), 419-428 (2014-02-25)
The newly identified GPI-anchored Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein 1 paralog (MSP1P) has a highly antigenic C-terminus that binds erythrocytes. To characterize the antigenicity and immunogenicity of two regions (PvMSP1P-19 and -33) of the highly conserved C-terminus of MSP1P relative
C S Lee et al.
Cellular and molecular biology (Noisy-le-Grand, France), 63(2), 29-39 (2017-04-04)
In eukaryotic cells, many important functions of specific G-proteins have been identified, but microalgal G-proteins are poorly studied. In this work, we characterized a gene (CGA1) encoding the G-protein α-subunit in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Independent knockdown mutants of CGA1 were generated
Akif Hakan Kurt et al.
Oncology letters, 10(5), 3177-3182 (2016-01-02)
Estrogen mediates fast signal responses or transcriptional events via G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER1). However, there is no data on the effect of GPER1 on lung cancer cell proliferation and apoptosis. The present study aimed to analyze the anticancer
Kenji Fukushima et al.
Nature communications, 6, 6450-6450 (2015-03-17)
Complex morphology is an evolutionary outcome of phenotypic diversification. In some carnivorous plants, the ancestral planar leaf has been modified to form a pitcher shape. However, how leaf development was altered during evolution remains unknown. Here we show that the
Françoise Helmbacher
PLoS biology, 16(5), e2004734-e2004734 (2018-05-17)
Muscle morphogenesis is tightly coupled with that of motor neurons (MNs). Both MNs and muscle progenitors simultaneously explore the surrounding tissues while exchanging reciprocal signals to tune their behaviors. We previously identified the Fat1 cadherin as a regulator of muscle
L Monin et al.
Mucosal immunology, 8(5), 1099-1109 (2015-01-30)
Tuberculosis (TB) vaccine development has focused largely on targeting T helper type 1 (Th1) cells. However, despite inducing Th1 cells, the recombinant TB vaccine MVA85A failed to enhance protection against TB disease in humans. In recent years, Th17 cells have
Ming-Yuan Tsai et al.
Developmental neurobiology, 75(9), 908-926 (2014-12-23)
Krüppel-like factor 8 (Klf8) is a zinc-finger transcription factor implicated in cell proliferation, and cancer cell survival and invasion; however, little is known about its role in normal embryonic development. Here, we show that Klf8 is required for normal cerebellar
John P Sundberg et al.
Experimental and molecular pathology, 97(3), 525-528 (2014-12-03)
Alopecia areata (AA), a cell mediated autoimmune disease, is the second most common form of hair loss in humans. While the autoimmune disease is responsible for the underlying pathogenesis, the alopecia phenotype is ultimately due to hair shaft fragility and
Osamu Sakai et al.
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 56(1), 538-543 (2015-01-13)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the role of glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPx4) in conjunctival epithelial cells. An immortalized human conjunctival epithelial cell line was used. Cells were transfected with catalase, GPx1, GPx4, SOD1, SOD2, or control
Claudio Laquatra et al.
Cell death & disease, 12(5), 434-434 (2021-05-03)
The mitochondrial paralog of the Hsp90 chaperone family TRAP1 is often induced in tumors, but the mechanisms controlling its expression, as well as its physiological functions remain poorly understood. Here, we find that TRAP1 is highly expressed in the early
K J Taylor et al.
Parasite immunology, 37(1), 23-31 (2014-11-08)
Translationally controlled tumour protein (TCTP) may play an important role in the establishment or maintenance of parasitemia in a malarial infection. In this study, the potential of TCTP as a malaria vaccine was investigated in two trials. In the initial
Kayoko Katayama et al.
Nihon eiseigaku zasshi. Japanese journal of hygiene, 66(3), 573-581 (2011-06-28)
In this study, we investigated the relationships of neutrophil functions with lifestyle factors (namely, subjective stress, exercise habits, smoking habits, alcohol-drinking habits, and self-perceived status health) and health behavior in the Chinese urban elderly. We performed a health survey of
Sara J Tallaksen-Greene et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 34(47), 15658-15668 (2014-11-21)
The common neurodegenerative syndromes exhibit age-related incidence, and many Mendelian neurodegenerative diseases exhibit age-related penetrance. Mutations slowing aging retard age related pathologies. To assess whether delayed aging retards the effects of a mutant allele causing a Huntington's disease (HD)-like syndrome
Valentina Cianfanelli et al.
Nature cell biology, 17(1), 20-30 (2014-12-02)
Inhibition of a main regulator of cell metabolism, the protein kinase mTOR, induces autophagy and inhibits cell proliferation. However, the molecular pathways involved in the cross-talk between these two mTOR-dependent cell processes are largely unknown. Here we show that the
Xiaomin Liu et al.
International journal of molecular medicine, 45(2), 519-531 (2019-12-04)
Ginsenoside Rb3 (G‑Rb3) has been demonstrated to alleviate myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (MIRI); however, it is difficult to separate G‑Rb2 from its isomer G‑Rb3. The current study aimed to compare the cardioprotective effects of G‑Rb3 and the concomitant use of
Anne-Cécile Boulay et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(10), 4427-4439 (2015-03-13)
In the normal brain, immune cell trafficking and immune responses are strictly controlled and limited. This unique homeostatic equilibrium, also called brain immune quiescence, is crucial to maintaining proper brain functions and is altered in various pathological processes, from chronic
Xin Qi et al.
General and comparative endocrinology, 221, 267-277 (2014-12-03)
Neurokinin B (NKB) is a member of the tackykinin (TAC) family known to play a critical role in the neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction in mammals. However, its biological functions in teleosts are less clear. The aim of this study was
Masanari Takamiya et al.
PloS one, 10(2), e0117645-e0117645 (2015-02-19)
The cornea is a central component of the camera eye of vertebrates and even slight corneal disturbances severely affect vision. The transcription factor PAX6 is required for normal eye development, namely the proper separation of the lens from the developing
Li Huang et al.
Autophagy, 15(3), 407-422 (2018-09-14)
Glucose produced from photosynthesis is a key nutrient signal regulating root meristem activity in plants; however, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here, we show that, by modulating reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, the conserved macroautophagy/autophagy degradation pathway contributes to
Yoshimitsu Kuwabara et al.
The Journal of endocrinology, 224(1), 49-59 (2014-10-30)
Osteopontin (OPN), a secreted glycoprotein, has multiple physiological functions. This study investigated the regulation and roles of OPN in the mouse ovary during the periovulatory stages. Immature female mice were treated with pregnant mare serum gonadotropin (PMSG) and human chorionic
Supriya Ravichandran et al.
Nanoscale, 7(47), 20042-20054 (2015-11-17)
The increasing use of nanoparticles (NPs) in technological applications and in commercial products has escalated environmental health and safety concerns. The detection of NPs in the environment and in biological systems is challenged by limitations associated with commonly used analytical
Bao-qiu Li et al.
Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.), 239(10), 1366-1379 (2014-05-30)
Manganese (III) 5, 10, 15, 20-tetrakis [3-(2-(2-methoxy)-ethoxy) ethoxy] phenyl porphyrin chloride, designated HSJ-0017, is a novel antioxidant enzyme mimic. The aim of the present study was to investigate the enzyme-mimic activity and the therapeutic potential of HSJ-0017 in free radical-related
Luigi Petrone et al.
Nature communications, 6, 8737-8737 (2015-10-29)
Interfacial water constitutes a formidable barrier to strong surface bonding, hampering the development of water-resistant synthetic adhesives. Notwithstanding this obstacle, the Asian green mussel Perna viridis attaches firmly to underwater surfaces via a proteinaceous secretion (byssus). Extending beyond the currently
Edgar E Llontop et al.
PLoS pathogens, 17(8), e1009808-e1009808 (2021-08-17)
Type IV pili (T4P) are thin and flexible filaments found on the surface of a wide range of Gram-negative bacteria that undergo cycles of extension and retraction and participate in a variety of important functions related to lifestyle, defense and
Shuo-Chun Weng et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 12769-12769 (2015-09-04)
Decoy receptor 3 (DcR3) expression in kidneys has been shown to predict progression of chronic kidney disease. We prospectively investigated a cohort comprising 96 renal transplant recipients (RTRs) undergoing graft kidney biopsies. Computer-assisted quantitative immunohistochemical staining value of DcR3 in
Junhyoung Ahn et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 71, 115-120 (2015-04-22)
The aim of the study was to develop a simple and rapid immunoassay using fluorescent microbeads and enzyme-substrate reactions to measure alpha-fetal protein (AFP) concentrations. We demonstrated the functionality of the fluorescent immunosensor using antibody-conjugated fluorescent latex beads (AB-FLBs) and
Gabriel E Bertolesi et al.
Pigment cell & melanoma research, 28(5), 559-571 (2015-06-23)
How skin colour adjusts to circadian light/dark cycles is poorly understood. Melanopsin (Opn4) is expressed in melanophores, where in vitro studies suggest it regulates skin pigmentation through a 'primary colour response' in which light photosensitivity is translated directly into pigment
Lei Wang et al.
Journal of cellular physiology (2019-01-24)
Luman, also known as cAMP-response element-binding protein 3, is an endoplasmic reticulum stress-related protein that has been identified as a novel transcriptional coregulator of a variety of nuclear receptors. Herein, immunohistochemistry results showed that Luman was specifically expressed in mouse
Meijie Li et al.
Development genes and evolution, 225(4), 195-206 (2015-05-31)
The olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) is an important cultured marine fish. However, little information is available on primordial germ cell (PGC) development and migration in this species; such information is vital for applications in artificial reproduction and for the preservation
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