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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
Mukul Mishra et al.
Molecular cancer research : MCR, 19(2), 261-273 (2020-11-15)
Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β), an ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine kinase is reported to be overexpressed and hyperactivated in cancers including acute myeloid leukemia (AML) where it promotes self-renewal, growth, and survival of AML cells. Therefore, GSK3β inhibition results in AML
Katalin Éva Sikura et al.
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, 39(3), 413-431 (2019-02-01)
Objective- Calcific aortic valve disease is a prominent finding in elderly and in patients with chronic kidney disease. We investigated the potential role of iron metabolism in the pathogenesis of calcific aortic valve disease. Approach and Results- Cultured valvular interstitial
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
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
Tânia Fernandes et al.
Biomedicines, 9(8) (2021-08-28)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation of extracellular plaques composed by amyloid-β (Aβ) and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles of hyperphosphorylated tau. AD-related neurodegenerative mechanisms involve early changes of mitochondria-associated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membranes (MAMs) and impairment of cellular events
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
Denise Riquelme et al.
Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, 12, 12-12 (2018-02-15)
TRPM4 is a Ca2+-activated non-selective cationic channel that conducts monovalent cations. TRPM4 has been proposed to contribute to burst firing and sustained activity in several brain regions, however, the cellular and subcellular pattern of TRPM4 expression in medial prefrontal cortex
Inês Ferreira et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(18) (2020-09-24)
The sealers used for root canal treatment should be biocompatible for the peri-radicular tissues, to evaluate the cytotoxic effects of GuttaFlow® bioseal sealer and to compare them with AH26® epoxy resin. Culture media were conditioned with the GuttaFlow® bioseal and
Simon Bennet Sonnenberg et al.
Journal of cell science, 134(4) (2021-02-05)
Morphological remodeling of dendritic spines is critically involved in memory formation and depends on adhesion molecules. Serotonin receptors are also implicated in this remodeling, though the underlying mechanisms remain enigmatic. Here, we uncovered a signaling pathway involving the adhesion molecule
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
Anne Schänzer et al.
Annals of neurology, 90(1), 143-158 (2021-05-18)
Precursors of peptide hormones undergo posttranslational modifications within the trans-Golgi network (TGN). Dysfunction of proteins involved at different steps of this process cause several complex syndromes affecting the central nervous system (CNS). We aimed to clarify the genetic cause 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
Arpitha Rao et al.
Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 73, 103292-103292 (2019-11-26)
Prepubertal Swiss albino mice of both sex were administered with first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs (ATDs) viz; rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, streptomycin and ethambutol intraperitoneally, for 4 weeks. Two weeks after the completion of treatment, male mice were sacrificed to collect caudal spermatozoa
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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).
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
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
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