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Feng Wu et al.
American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology, 307(12), L987-L997 (2014-10-19)
Microvascular barrier integrity is dependent on bioavailable nitric oxide (NO) produced locally by endothelial NO synthase (eNOS). Under conditions of limited substrate or cofactor availability or by enzymatic modification, eNOS may become uncoupled, producing superoxide in lieu of NO. This
Yong-Sheng Cheng et al.
PLoS genetics, 11(10), e1005561-e1005561 (2015-10-07)
In mammals, the liver plays a central role in maintaining carbohydrate and lipid homeostasis by acting both as a major source and a major sink of glucose and lipids. In particular, when dietary carbohydrates are in excess, the liver converts
Mengning Liang et al.
IUCrJ, 1(Pt 3), 172-178 (2014-07-31)
Colloidal gels have unique properties due to a complex microstructure which forms into an extended network. Although the bulk properties of colloidal gels have been studied, there has been difficulty correlating those properties with individual colloidal dynamics on the microscale
Ping Liao et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(14), 9262-9272 (2015-02-20)
L-type Cav1.2 Ca(2+) channel undergoes extensive alternative splicing, generating functionally different channels. Alternatively spliced Cav1.2 Ca(2+) channels have been found to be expressed in a tissue-specific manner or under pathological conditions. To provide a more comprehensive understanding of alternative splicing
M Montazerolghaem et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 52, 212-218 (2015-05-09)
Recently the interest for monetite based biomaterials as bone grafts has increased; since in vivo studies have demonstrated that they are degradable, osteoconductive and improve bone healing. So far osteoclastic resorption of monetite has received little attention. The current study
Xin-Guang Liu et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1388, 251-258 (2015-03-03)
Hydrolysis plays an important role in the metabolic transformations of lactones. Analysis of lactones and their hydrolyzed metabolites in biological samples is challenging, because unexpected hydrolysis or reversed dehydration may occur depending on the test environments. In this work, a
Alberto Elías-Villalobos et al.
PLoS pathogens, 11(8), e1005134-e1005134 (2015-09-01)
Morphological changes are critical for host colonisation in plant pathogenic fungi. These changes occur at specific stages of their pathogenic cycle in response to environmental signals and are mediated by transcription factors, which act as master regulators. Histone deacetylases (HDACs)
Shelley L Forrest et al.
The Journal of comparative neurology, 522(17), 3900-3927 (2014-07-22)
Artemin is a member of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) family that has been strongly implicated in development and regeneration of autonomic nerves and modulation of nociception. Whereas other members of this family (GDNF and neurturin) primarily target
E R Burnight et al.
Gene therapy, 21(7), 662-672 (2014-05-09)
Mutations in CEP290 are the most common cause of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a severe inherited retinal degenerative disease for which there is currently no cure. Autosomal recessive CEP290-associated LCA is a good candidate for gene replacement therapy, and cells
Igor Cestari et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(21), E2803-E2812 (2015-05-13)
African trypanosomes evade clearance by host antibodies by periodically changing their variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) coat. They transcribe only one VSG gene at a time from 1 of about 20 telomeric expression sites (ESs). They undergo antigenic variation by switching
Aneta Żabka et al.
Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB, 96, 72-82 (2015-08-04)
DNA topoisomerase II (Topo II), a highly specialized nuclear enzyme, resolves various entanglement problems concerning DNA that arise during chromatin remodeling, transcription, S-phase replication, meiotic recombination, chromosome condensation and segregation during mitosis. The genotoxic effects of two Topo II inhibitors
Gajanan Kashinathrao Arbade et al.
Acta crystallographica. Section F, Structural biology communications, 71(Pt 6), 763-769 (2015-06-10)
Staphylococcus aureus is an important human and animal pathogen that causes a wide range of infections. The prevalence of multidrug-resistant S. aureus strains in both hospital and community settings makes it imperative to characterize new drug targets to combat S.
Tatsuaki Kurata et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 427(4), 955-965 (2014-12-30)
Biogenesis of ribosomes is a complex process mediated by many factors. While its transcription proceeds, ribosomal RNA (rRNA) folds itself into a characteristic three-dimensional structure through interaction with ribosomal proteins, during which its ends are processed. Here, we show that
Mariann Kremlitzka et al.
Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, 72(11), 2223-2236 (2014-12-30)
B cells are efficiently activated by CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines and antibody (Ab). Here, we describe a so far unidentified, spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk)-dependent pathway, which is indispensable for CpG-induced human B cell activation. We show that
Yunxian Huang et al.
BMC genomics, 16, 427-427 (2015-06-05)
Limited nutrient availability during development is associated with metabolic diseases in adulthood. The molecular cause for these defects is unclear. Here, we investigate if transcriptional changes caused by developmental malnutrition reveal an early response that can be linked to metabolism
Fange Liu et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(25), 15621-15634 (2015-04-29)
The rubredoxin motif is present in over 74,000 protein sequences and 2,000 structures, but few have known functions. A secondary, non-catalytic, rubredoxin-like iron site is conserved in 3-hydroxyanthranilate 3,4-dioxygenase (HAO), from single cellular sources but not multicellular sources. Through the
M Hamedi et al.
Scandinavian journal of immunology, 80(5), 369-376 (2014-09-11)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, multisystemic, recurrent vasculitis disease of unknown aetiology. Proinflammatory cytokines are a key feature of the disease, but the triggers for their induction are not well understood and/or controversial. Suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS) proteins
Rebecca E K MacPherson et al.
American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 307(7), E563-E570 (2014-08-07)
CL 316,243, a β3-adrenergic agonist, was developed as an antiobesity and diabetes drug and causes rapid decreases in blood glucose levels in mice. The mechanisms mediating this effect have not been fully elucidated; thus, the purpose of the current study
Jun Yang et al.
Molecular and cellular biology, 35(18), 3225-3243 (2015-07-08)
LIN28 is an evolutionarily conserved RNA-binding protein with critical functions in developmental timing and cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying LIN28's oncogenic properties are yet to be described. RNA-protein immunoprecipitation coupled with genome-wide sequencing (RIP-Seq) analysis revealed significant LIN28 binding
Nareerat Petpiroon et al.
Journal of natural medicines, 69(3), 340-348 (2015-03-19)
The restoration of the epidermal epithelium through re-epithelialization is a critical process in wound healing. Directed keratinocyte migration to the wound is required, and the retardation of this process may result in a chronic, non-healing wound. The present study contributes
Tiina Drell et al.
Current microbiology, 71(2), 177-183 (2015-04-15)
Although gut microbiota has been studied relatively extensively in the context of allergic diseases, there have been several contradictions between these studies. By applying high-throughput sequencing, we aimed to analyze the differences in gut microbiota between atopic and healthy children
Neil Rajan et al.
Oncotarget, 5(23), 12126-12140 (2015-01-08)
CYLD, an ubiquitin hydrolase, has an expanding repertoire of regulatory roles in cell signalling and is dysregulated in a number of cancers. To dissect CYLD function we used a proteomics approach to identify CYLD interacting proteins and identified MIB2, an
Amit Luthra et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 197(11), 1906-1920 (2015-04-01)
We recently demonstrated that TP_0326 is a bona fide rare outer membrane protein (OMP) in Treponema pallidum and that it possesses characteristic BamA bipartite topology. Herein, we used immunofluorescence analysis (IFA) to show that only the β-barrel domain of TP_0326
Michael Höfener et al.
Proteomics, 15(17), 3066-3074 (2015-05-12)
The Janus Kinase (JAK) signaling pathway plays a key role for many cellular processes and has recently been correlated with neuronal disorders. In order to understand new links of JAK family members with other signaling pathways, chemical proteomics tools with
Udi Gluschnaider et al.
Cancer research, 74(23), 6991-7002 (2014-10-12)
Obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are associated with increased breast cancer incidence and mortality, whereas carbohydrate-restricted ketogenic diets ameliorate T2D and suppress breast cancer. These observations suggest an inherent efficacy of nonesterified long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) in suppressing T2D
Eva S Rodansky et al.
Experimental and molecular pathology, 98(3), 346-351 (2015-04-02)
Intestinal fibrosis is a critical complication of Crohn's disease (CD). Current in vitro models of intestinal fibrosis cannot model the complex intestinal architecture, while in vivo rodent models do not fully recapitulate human disease and have limited utility for large-scale
Karen Kleberg et al.
The Journal of physiology, 593(8), 2097-2109 (2015-02-03)
Sensing of dietary triacylglycerol in the proximal small intestine results in physiological, hormonal and behavioural responses. However, the exact physiological pathways linking intestinal fat sensing to food intake and the activation of brain circuits remain to be identified. In this
Min Wan et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 11408-11408 (2015-06-23)
Endocytosis and postendocytic sorting of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) is important for the regulation of both their cell surface density and signaling profile. Unlike the mechanisms of clathrin-dependent endocytosis (CDE), the mechanisms underlying the control of GPCR signaling by clathrin-independent endocytosis
Michelle Lowings et al.
BMC infectious diseases, 15, 521-521 (2015-11-18)
Acinetobacter baumannii is an important hospital-acquired pathogen in healthcare facilities that frequently causes bacteraemia and ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units. Acinetobacter baumannii can be isolated from various sites in the hospital environment like medical equipment, bed linen, medical personnel
David G Cotter et al.
American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 307(2), E176-E185 (2014-05-29)
Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-α (PPARα) is a master transcriptional regulator of hepatic metabolism and mediates the adaptive response to fasting. Here, we demonstrate the roles for PPARα in hepatic metabolic adaptations to birth. Like fasting, nutrient supply is abruptly altered
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