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Derek J Milner et al.
Cell and tissue research, 372(3), 507-522 (2018-01-11)
Advances in stem cell biology and materials science have provided a basis for developing tissue engineering methods to repair muscle injury. Among stem cell populations with potential to aid muscle repair, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASC) hold great promise. To
Sandra Muñoz-Braceras et al.
Disease models & mechanisms, 12(2) (2019-02-03)
Members of the VPS13 family are associated with various human diseases. In particular, the loss of function of VPS13A leads to chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc), a rare neurodegenerative disease without available curative treatments. Autophagy has been considered a promising therapeutic target because
Ayako Sasaki et al.
Human cell, 29(1), 37-45 (2015-11-11)
Of two stereoisomers of glucose, only D- and not L-glucose is abundantly found in nature, being utilized as an essential fuel by most organisms. The uptake of D-glucose into mammalian cells occurs through glucose transporters such as GLUTs, and this
Slight Deuterium Enrichment in Water Acts as an Antioxidant: Is Deuterium a Cell Growth Regulator?
Zhang, et al.
Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 19, 1790-1804 (2021)
Huan Lin et al.
Nature communications, 9(1), 1875-1875 (2018-05-16)
It has been generally thought that tRNA modifications are stable and static, and their frequencies are rarely regulated. N6-threonylcarbamoyladenosine (t6A) occurs at position 37 of five mitochondrial (mt-)tRNA species. We show that YRDC and OSGEPL1 are responsible for t6A37 formation
Abudukadier Abulizi et al.
Cell metabolism, 32(5), 751-766 (2020-11-05)
The mitochondrial GTP (mtGTP)-dependent phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) cycle couples mitochondrial PEPCK (PCK2) to pyruvate kinase (PK) in the liver and pancreatic islets to regulate glucose homeostasis. Here, small molecule PK activators accelerated the PEP cycle to improve islet function, as well
Jana Liskova et al.
Microscopy research and technique, 80(8), 936-942 (2017-04-30)
Collagen often acts as an extracellular and intracellular marker for in vitro experiments, and its quality defines tissue constructs. To validate collagen detection techniques, cardiac valve interstitial cells were isolated from pigs and cultured under two different conditions; with and
Vidya P Nimbalkar et al.
Journal of neuro-oncology, 152(1), 55-65 (2021-01-04)
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly invasive tumor. Despite advances in treatment modalities, tumor recurrence is common, seen mainly in the peritumoral brain zone (PBZ). We aimed to molecularly characterize PBZ, to understand the pathobiology of tumor recurrence. We selected eight
Raquel A F Neves et al.
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 195, 110465-110465 (2020-03-22)
Complementary studies at different levels of the biological organization are fundamental to fully link environmental exposure to marine benthic dinoflagellate toxins and their effects. In order to contribute to this transdisciplinary evaluation, and for the first time, the present study
Chen Shen et al.
Journal of cellular and molecular medicine, 22(7), 3572-3581 (2018-04-20)
Lipotoxicity induced by saturated fatty acids (SFAs) plays a pathological role in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, the exact mechanism(s) remain to be clearly elucidated. Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 plays a fundamental role in activating the
In-Chi Young et al.
BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 17(1), 91-91 (2017-02-06)
During the onset of osteoarthritis (OA), certain biochemical events have been shown to accelerate cartilage degradation, including the dysregulation of cartilage ECM anabolism, abnormal generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and overproduction of proteolytic enzymes and inflammatory cytokines. The potency
Vidhya Yarahalli Jayaram et al.
Drug and chemical toxicology, 43(6), 637-644 (2018-11-15)
This study was designed to investigate possible interference of Xenobiotics with SUMOylation in eukaryotic cells. To begin with, we docked 71 chemical structures from PubChem with human SUMO1 and UBC9 protein structures using Auto Dock 4.2 and Hex 6.3 and
Siyuan Kong et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 13(1), 669-680 (2015-12-10)
There are currently no multi‑transgenic minipig models of diabetes for the regulation of multiple genes involved in its pathogenesis. The foot and mouth disease virus 2A (F2A)‑mediated polycistronic system possesses several advantages, and the present study developed a novel multi‑transgenic
Lucas Oliveira Sousa et al.
Epigenomics, 12(6), 475-485 (2020-04-09)
Aim: Histone acetylation and methylation control gene expression. We investigated the impact of SET knockdown on histone methylation status and the consequences for the miRNAs levels in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Methods: OSCC cells with and without SET knockdown
Wen-Cheng Chou et al.
International journal of cancer, 146(8), 2182-2193 (2020-01-07)
Most genome-wide association studies (GWASs) identify genetic variants for breast cancer occurrence. In contrast, few are for recurrence and mortality. We conducted a GWAS on breast cancer survival after diagnosis in estrogen receptor-positive patients, including 953 Taiwanese patients with 159
Shurong Duan et al.
Drug design, development and therapy, 14, 3143-3158 (2020-08-22)
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating type of stroke with high mortality, and the effective therapies for ICH remain to be explored. Exosomes (Exos) have been found to play important roles in cell communication by transferring molecules, including microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs).
Dalia Abdelrahim Alzebdeh et al.
Journal of cellular biochemistry, 118(9), 3003-3015 (2017-03-03)
In vitro assembly of functional liver tissue is a prerequisite for the transplantation of tissue-engineered livers. There is an increasing demand for in vitro models that replicate complex events occurring in the liver. However, tissue engineering of implantable liver systems
Stefano Squarzoni et al.
Aging cell, 20(1), e13285-e13285 (2021-01-05)
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) causes premature aging in children, with adipose tissue, skin and bone deterioration, and cardiovascular impairment. In HGPS cells and mouse models, high levels of interleukin-6, an inflammatory cytokine linked to aging processes, have been detected. Here
Trishna Pani et al.
Cell death & disease, 12(2), 171-171 (2021-02-12)
Global dysregulation of RNA splicing and imbalanced sphingolipid metabolism has emerged as promoters of cancer cell transformation. Here, we present specific signature of alternative splicing (AS) events of sphingolipid genes for each breast cancer subtype from the TCGA-BRCA dataset. We
Chen Dai et al.
Cancer research, 80(19), 4071-4086 (2020-07-08)
The complex yet interrelated connections between cancer metabolism, gene expression, and oncogenic driver genes have the potential to identify novel biomarkers and drug targets with prognostic and therapeutic value. Here we effectively integrated metabolomics and gene expression data from breast
Silvia Magalhães-Novais et al.
Autophagy, 16(2), 313-333 (2019-04-17)
Given the relatively long life of stem cells (SCs), efficient mechanisms of quality control to balance cell survival and resistance to external and internal stress are required. Our objective was to test the relevance of cell quality control mechanisms for
Jaime Abrego et al.
Cancer letters, 400, 37-46 (2017-04-30)
The increased rate of glycolysis and reduced oxidative metabolism are the principal biochemical phenotypes observed in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) that lead to the development of an acidic tumor microenvironment. The pH of most epithelial cell-derived tumors is reported to
Yang Gao et al.
Anti-cancer drugs, 31(8), 828-835 (2020-08-17)
Many homeobox (HOX) genes have been shown to be related to cancer progression. HOXB5, a member of the HOX genes, is overexpressed in retinoblastoma cancer and positively regulates the breast cancer cell proliferation as well as invasion. However, the role
Tiago Rodrigues et al.
STAR protocols, 2(1), 100282-100282 (2021-02-04)
Cytosolic Ca2+ levels are maintained at low nanomolar concentrations, and disruption of Ca2+ homeostasis is associated with cell/tissue damage. Thus, methods have been developed to accurately assess cellular Ca2+ levels, each with intrinsic advantages and disadvantages. Here, we present in
Elham Poonaki et al.
IET nanobiotechnology, 14(6), 470-478 (2020-08-07)
Gadolinium as a contrast agent in MRI technique combined with DTPA causes contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) which can reduce by usage of antioxidants such as N-acetyl cysteine by increasing the membrane's permeability leads to lower
Mafalda Laranjo et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 200, 112468-112468 (2020-06-09)
The discovery of Pt-chlorin-type theranostic agents is described. Luminescent Pt(II) 4,5,6,7-tetrahydropyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-fused chlorins, with different degrees of hydrophilicity, have been synthesized and their in vitro photocytotoxicity against human melanoma, oesophageal and bladder carcinomas was studied. A di(hydroxymethyl)-substituted chlorin was identified as a
Alan Rodriguez Carvajal et al.
eLife, 10 (2021-06-19)
The linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC) is the only known ubiquitin ligase for linear/Met1-linked ubiquitin chain formation. One of the LUBAC components, heme-oxidized IRP2 ubiquitin ligase 1 (HOIL-1L), was recently shown to catalyse oxyester bond formation between ubiquitin and
Fali Zhao et al.
Acta histochemica, 122(4), 151551-151551 (2020-04-30)
Vascular calcification (VC) is a vital factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Accumulating data suggest that microRNA (miR) is implicated in the VC. The main purpose of this study is to study the influence of miR-155-5p overexpression on VC development
Carolina P Bernardes et al.
Peptides, 104, 24-34 (2018-04-24)
Venom small peptides that target neurotrophin receptors might be beneficial in neurodegeneration, including Parkinsońs disease (PD). Their small size, ease of synthesis, structural stability and target selectivity make them important tools to overcome the limitations of endogenous neurotrophins as therapeutic
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