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Luo Yanyun Y Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430060, P.R. - - 2014
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is primarily caused by a T helper cell (Th)1/Th2 imbalance. In a murine AR model of a previous study, the serum ovalbumin (OVA)-sIgE concentration was high, whereas microRNA (miR)-135a was lowly expressed in the nasal mucosa. The abnormal expression pattern of miR-135a coincided with highly expressed endogenous ...
Zhao Bing B The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052, P.R. - - 2014
Interferon (IFN)-γ is a potent proinflammatory molecule. However, few studies have investigated the expression levels of IFN-γ during pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In the present study, the expression levels and tissue localization of IFN-γ and its pathway-associated genes were detected in the vaginal walls of premenopausal females with POP and ...
Moll Herwig P HP Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, United - - 2014
IFNγ signaling in endothelial (EC) and smooth muscle cells (SMC) is a key culprit of pathologic vascular remodeling. The impact of NF-κB inhibitory protein A20 on IFNγ signaling in vascular cells remains unknown. In gain- and loss-of-function studies, A20 inversely regulated expression of IFNγ-induced atherogenic genes in human EC and ...
Kjær Karina Hansen - - 2014
The expression of 2[prime]-5[prime]-Oligoadenylate synthetases (OASs) is induced by type 1 Interferons (IFNs) in response to viral infection. The OAS proteins have a unique ability to produce 2[prime]-5[prime] Oligoadenylates, which bind and activate the ribonuclease RNase L. The RNase L degrades cellular RNAs which in turn inhibits protein translation and ...
Sohn Christopher C Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Program, David Z. Rosensweig Center for Genomic Research and Department of Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, - - 2014
Objective: During the course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) are chronically exposed to an inflammatory milieu. In the current study we test the hypothesis that chronic exposure of FLS to TNFα augments inflammatory responses to secondary stimuli (priming effect). Methods: FLS obtained from RA patients were chronically exposed ...
Chao Yinxia Y Singapore Immunology Network and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Biopolis, - - 2014
IFN-α production by pDCs regulates host protection against viruses and is implicated in autoimmune pathology. Human pDCs express high levels of IL-18R, but little is known of its role in pDC function. We report that IL-18R signaling negatively regulates IFN-α production through activation-induced splicing of IL-18Rα in human pDCs. Our ...
Chen Dechun D College of Veterinary Medicine, Northeast Agricultural University, 59 Mucai Street, Harbin 150030, China; Department of Biological Engineering, Jilin Engineering Vocational College, 1299 Changfa Road, Siping 136001, - - 2014
Atrazine (ATR) and chlorpyrifos (CPF) are toxic and subject to long-term in vivo accumulation in different aquatic species throughout the world. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of ATR, CPF and combined ATR/CPF exposure on cytokines in the head kidney and spleen of common carp ...
Choi Sangyong S Department of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, - - 2014
Zinc-responsive transcription factors are found in all kingdoms of life and include the transcriptional activators ZntR, SczA, Zap1, bZip19, bZip23, and MTF-1, and transcriptional repressors Zur, AdcR, Loz1, and SmtB. These factors have two defining features; their activity is regulated by zinc and they all play a central role in ...
Etem Ebru Onalan EO Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University , Elazig , Turkey - - 2014
Abstract Background: Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Transient receptor potential melastatin (TRPM2) and TRPM7 channels may be activated by oxidative stress. Hydrated C(60) fullerene (C(60)HyFn) have recently gained considerable attention as promising candidates for neurodegenerative states. We aimed to examine the effects on TRPM2 and TRPM7 gene expression ...
Lee Yueh-Jung YJ Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569, - - 2013
Zinc is an essential cofactor of all major eukaryotic RNA polymerases. How the activity of these enzymes is coordinated or regulated according to cellular zinc levels is largely unknown. Here we show that the stability of RNA polymerase I (RNAPI) is tightly coupled to zinc availability in vivo. In zinc ...
Roh Hyun Cheol HC Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, - - 2013
Zinc is an essential metal involved in a wide range of biological processes, and aberrant zinc metabolism is implicated in human diseases. The gastrointestinal tract of animals is a critical site of zinc metabolism that is responsible for dietary zinc uptake and distribution to the body. However, the role of ...
Guglielmone H A - - 2012
Sulphated esters of the flavonoids sulphated quercetin 3,7,3',4'-tetrasulphated (QTS) and quercetin 3-acetyl-7,3,4'-trisulphate (ATS), isolated from Flaveria bidentis, have demonstrated anticoagulant and antiplatelet properties. In this study, we examined if both compounds affected the expression of the procoagulant tissue factor (TF) induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on human monocyte. Monocytes were pretreated ...
Wang Danxin - - 2012
CYP2C9 is involved in metabolism of nearly 25% of clinically used drugs. Coding region polymorphisms CYP2C9*2 and *3 contribute to interperson variability in drug dosage and clinical outcomes, whereas the role of a regulatory polymorphism remains uncertain. Measuring allelic RNA expression in 87 human liver samples, combined with genotyping, sequencing, ...
Rossi V - - 2011
Raloxifene (RAL), a selective estrogen receptor (ER) modulator (SERM) seems to induce apoptosis in both androgen-dependent and -independent prostate cell (PC) lines via activation of ERβ and an antagonistic effect on ERα. In this study, we evaluated the effects of RAL on epithelial PC growth using the two following in ...
Plutzky Jorge - - 2011
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) and the retinoid X receptors (RXRs) are ligand-activated transcription factors that coordinately regulate gene expression. This PPAR-RXR transcriptional complex plays a critical role in energy balance, including triglyceride metabolism, fatty acid handling and storage, and glucose homeostasis: processes whose dysregulation characterize obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. ...
Bai Péter P Biotechnologie et Signalisation Cellulaire, UMR7242 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, ESBS, 67412 Illkirch, - - 2011
SIRT1 is a NAD(+)-dependent enzyme that affects metabolism by deacetylating key transcriptional regulators of energy expenditure. Here, we tested whether deletion of PARP-2, an alternative NAD(+)-consuming enzyme, impacts on NAD(+) bioavailability and SIRT1 activity. Our results indicate that PARP-2 deficiency increases SIRT1 activity in cultured myotubes. However, this increase was ...
Serpe L - - 2011
The cytotoxic effect of the natural porphyrin precursor 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) exposed to high energy shock waves (HESW) was investigated in vitro on DHD/K12/TRb rat colon cancer cells and in vivo on a syngeneic colon cancer model. In vitro, viable cell growth was determined by trypan blue exclusion assay and ...
Ragan Chikako - - 2011
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) suppress gene expression by forming a duplex with a target messenger RNA (mRNA), blocking translation or initiating cleavage. Computational approaches have proven valuable for predicting which mRNAs can be targeted by a given miRNA, but currently available prediction methods do not address the extent of duplex formation under ...
Figueira Thais Resende Silva - - 2011
Different cell types, organs and tissues shape their mitochondrial proteome according to the cellular environment that is dictated by differentiation, development and metabolic status. Under each circumstance, members of multigenic families that encode mitochondrial proteins are differentially expressed to meet the mitochondrial metabolic demand. However, the mitochondrial proteome may drastically ...
Grieco Paolo - - 2011
Urotensin II (UT-II) is a potent vasoconstrictor peptide and its receptor (UTR) was correlated with human cortico-adrenal carcinoma proliferation. In this study, we have evaluated the correlation between UTR expression and prognosis of human prostate adenocarcinoma and the involvement of this receptor in the regulation of biological properties on both ...
Kim Hae Jong - - 2011
To investigate the expression and regulation of human β-defensin-2 (HBD-2) in the prostate. Normal human prostate epithelial cell line (RWPE-1), human prostate cancer cell lines (DU-145, PC-3), and paraffin-embedded prostate tissue from patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) were analysed by RT-PCR and immunohistochemical staining. HBD-2 expression was also analysed ...
Dietrich Katrin - - 2011
Control of energy homeostasis is crucial for plant survival, particularly under biotic or abiotic stress conditions. Energy deprivation induces dramatic reprogramming of transcription, facilitating metabolic adjustment. An in-depth knowledge of the corresponding regulatory networks would provide opportunities for the development of biotechnological strategies. Low energy stress activates the Arabidopsis thaliana ...
Dhar Shilpa S - - 2011
The kinesin superfamily of motor proteins is known to be ATP-dependent transporters of various types of cargoes. In neurons, KIF17 is found to transport vesicles containing the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor NR2B subunit from the cell body specifically to the dendrites. These subunits are intimately associated with glutamatergic neurotransmission as well as ...
Kwack Mi Hee - - 2010
Recent studies suggested that dihydrotestosterone (DHT)-driven alteration in the autocrine and paracrine factors may be a key to androgen-potentiated balding. Also, we recently claimed that DHT-inducible dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) is one of the key factors involved in the androgen-potentiated balding. Here, we investigated whether L-ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (Asc 2-P), a derivative ...
Rodríguez-Berriguete Gonzalo - - 2010
There is growing evidence that inflammation is a causal factor in cancer, where pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-6, IL-1 or TNF-α could induce cellular proliferation by activation of NF-κB. This study focuses on the IL-6/ERK transduction pathway, its relationship with NF-κB, and the consequences of dysregulation in the development of ...
Sikand Kavleen - - 2010
Androgen receptor (AR) is a ligand-dependent transcription factor, which plays a significant role in prostate carcinogenesis. Blockade of AR and its ligand, androgen is the basis for the treatment of prostate cancer (PCa). Nevertheless, a modest increase in the critical levels of AR mRNA and corresponding protein is sufficient for ...
Mitani Takakazu - - 2011
The androgen receptor (AR) acts as a ligand-dependent transcriptional factor controlling development or progression of prostate cancer. Androgen ablation by castration is an effective therapy for prostate cancer, whereas eventually most of the tumors convert from a hormone-sensitive to a hormone-refractory disease state and grow even in a low androgen ...
Lee Yoon-Jin - - 2011
N-acetylcysteine (NAC), sulfidryl-containing thiol antioxidant, has been heralded as chemopreventive agent, generally because of its ability to scavenge free radicals. It also suppresses the proliferation of many cancer cells; however, the antiproliferative mechanism(s) remain to be fully elucidated. In this study, we investigated a growth-suppressive mechanism of NAC action in ...
Altintas D M - - 2011
In this work we have studied the mechanisms of regulation of expression of androgen receptor (AR) target genes. We have used an immortalized non-tumorigenic prostate cell line RWPE-1-AR(tag) constitutively expressing an exogenous AR as a model. We observed that all studied AR target genes exhibited a specific expression during the ...
Shen Mo - - 2011
Prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3) encodes a prostate-specific mRNA that has shown promise as a prostate cancer (PCa) diagnostic tool and is detectable in prostate cancer cells shedding into urine after digital rectal examination (DRE). In our earlier studies, a tissue test for PCA3 appeared to have greater specificity for ...
Vestergaard Else Marie - - 2010
Trefoil factors, mucin-associated peptides, are overexpressed in prostate cancer (PC). We hypothesized that promoter methylation contributes to the regulation of trefoil factors (TFF1, TFF2 and TFF3) in human prostate cells. Here we show hypomethylation of promoter regions of TFF1 and TFF3 in PC cell lines with significant TFF expression as ...
Gonzalez Betina - - 2011
Transgenic male mice that express human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) α and β subunits constitutively hypersecrete hCG and produce elevated levels of androgens. The aim of this study was to characterize the hypothalamic-pituitary function of these transgenic (hCGαβ+) males by focusing on FSH regulation. Serum FSH levels and pituitary mRNA expression ...
Kojima Keitaro - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer are treated with taxane drugs, but eventually become drug resistant. We aimed to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying paclitaxel resistance of hormone-refractory prostate cancer with a special focus on the roles of miR-34a and SIRT1. METHODS: Paclitaxel-resistant cells (PC3PR) were generated from hormone-refractory PC3 ...
Kwack Mi Hee - - 2010
In a previous study, we recently claimed that dihydrotestosterone (DHT)-inducible dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) expression is one of the key factors involved in androgen-potentiated balding. We also demonstrated that L-ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (Asc 2-P) represses DHT-induced DKK-1 expression in cultured dermal papilla cells (DPCs). Here, we investigated whether or not L-threonate could ...
Tan Shaun S - - 2010
GRP78/BiP is a key member of the molecular chaperone heat shock protein (Hsp) 70 family. It has a critical role in prostate cancer (PC) including Pten loss-driven carcinogenesis, but the molecular basis of this remains unclear. We investigated the effect of GRP78 and its putative client proteins, including androgen receptor ...
Bohrer Laura R - - 2010
Androgens and the androgen receptor are important for both normal prostate development and progression of prostate cancer (PCa). However, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. The Polycomb protein enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) functions as an epigenetic gene silencer and plays a role in oncogenesis by promoting cell ...
Fernandes S A F - - 2011
This study proposed to investigate further the role of oestrogens during pubertal growth of rat ventral prostate, by analysing the effect of anti-oestrogen fulvestrant (ICI 182,780) on the expression of androgen (AR) and oestrogen receptors (ESR1 and ESR2), mitogen-activated protein kinase (ERK1/2) phosphorylation, and expression of Ki-67, a biomarker for ...
Preece Darren M - - 2011
NKX3.1 controls the differentiation and proliferation of prostatic epithelial cells both during development and in the adult, while its expression is frequently downregulated in prostate cancers. Transcriptional control of NKX3.1 expression and in particular, factors that function via the NKX3.1 5' proximal promoter are poorly characterized. Deletion reporter analyses, bioinformatics, ...
Li X X The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, - - 2011
Stromal-epithelial interactions dictate prostate tumorigenesis and response to castration. Hydrogen peroxide-inducible clone 5 (Hic-5/ARA55) is a transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β)-induced coactivator of androgen receptor (AR) expressed in the prostate stroma. Interestingly, following castration, we identified epithelial expression of Hic-5/ARA55 in mouse and human prostate tissues. To determine the role of ...
Zhang Haitao - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that physiological concentrations of methylseleninic acid (MSA) inhibits the growth of prostate cancer cells. The growth inhibitory effect could be attributed to cell cycle block and apoptosis induction. The current study was designed to investigate the involvement of forkhead box O1 (FOXO1) in the anticancer ...
Kojima Yoshiyuki - - 2011
Study Type - Aetiology (case control) Level of Evidence 3b What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Although there are several reports about distribution and localization of α(1) -adrenoceptor (AR) subtypes in the prostate, there has been no report to demonstrate the correlation with the clinical findings ...
Song Kyung K Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Laboratories, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, - - 2010
Androgens suppress TGF-β responses in the prostate through mechanisms that are not fully explored. We have recently reported that 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) suppresses the ability of TGF-β to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis of prostatic epithelial cells and provided evidence that such suppression was fueled by transcriptional down-regulation of TGF-β receptor ...
De Maria R - - 2010
This study investigated progesterone receptor (PR) cDNA expression in the testes, prostate and bulbourethral glands of prepubertal calves treated experimentally with high and low doses of 17beta-oestradiol and with testosterone. Tissue samples were examined histologically and immunohistochemically for PR. Western blot analysis and quantitative PCR against PR was performed on ...
Koochekpour Shahriar S Department of Urology and Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. - - 2010
Normal and neoplastic growth of the prostate gland are dependent on androgen receptor (AR) expression and function. Androgenic activation of the AR, in association with its coregulatory factors, is the classical pathway that leads to transcriptional activity of AR target genes. Alternatively, cytoplasmic signaling crosstalk of AR by growth factors, ...
Mashima Tetsuo - - 2010
In prostate cancer, blockade of androgen receptor (AR) signaling confers a therapeutic benefit. Nevertheless, this standard therapy allows relapse of hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) with a poor prognosis. HRPC cells often express variant ARs, such as point-mutated alleles and splicing isoforms, resulting in androgen-independent cell growth and resistance to antiandrogen ...
Johnson Leslie A - - 2010
Zinc (Zn) is essential for a very large number and variety of cellular functions but is also potentially toxic. Zn homeostasis is therefore dynamically maintained by a variety of transporters and other proteins distributed in distinct cellular and subcellular compartments. Zn transport is mediated by two major protein families: the ...
Pathak Bhakti R - - 2010
The prostate secretory protein of 94 amino acids (PSP94) has been shown to interact with cysteine-rich secretory protein 3 (CRISP-3) in human seminal plasma. Interestingly, PSP94 expression is reduced or lost in the majority of the prostate tumours, whereas CRISP-3 expression is upregulated in prostate cancer compared with normal prostate ...
Armakolas Athanasios - - 2010
BACKGROUND: By alternative splicing the IGF-1 gene produces several different transcripts, including IGF-1Ec (MGF). The latter has been mainly associated with muscle regeneration processes. METHODS: We used immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, and Western analysis to show the expression status of MGF in prostate tissue and human prostate cell lines (HPrEC, PC-3, and ...
Senthilkumar Kalimuthu - - 2010
Progression of prostate cancer is facilitated by growth factors that activate critical signaling cascades thereby promote prostate cancer cell growth, survival, and migration. To investigate the effect of quercetin on insulin-like growth factor signaling and apoptosis in androgen independent prostate cancer cells (PC-3), IGF-IR, PI-3K, p-Akt, Akt, cyclin D1, Bad, ...
Starsíchová Andrea - - 2010
Chronic inflammation plays an important role in the initiation and progression of various human diseases including benign prostatic hyperplasia or prostate cancer. Here we show that the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) has prosurvival effects and chronically activates the Jak2/STAT3 signalling pathway in a model of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH-1). We ...
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