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Katarzyna Szkudelska et al.
International journal of experimental pathology, 95(2), 86-94 (2014-03-19)
Administration of streptozotocin (STZ) and nicotinamide (NA) to adult rats allows for the induction of mild diabetes. However, this experimental model has not been fully characterized. This study was undertaken to determine the metabolic and secretory activity of adipose tissue
Reed M Johnson et al.
Journal of economic entomology, 106(5), 1952-1957 (2013-11-15)
Commercial producers of honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.) have reported unexplained loss of immature queens during the larval or pupal stage. Many affected queen-rearing operations are situated among the almond orchards of California and report these losses in weeks
Rangasudhagar Radhakrishnan et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(37), 22795-22804 (2015-07-30)
MutS homolog 2 (MSH2) is an essential DNA mismatch repair (MMR) protein. It interacts with MSH6 or MSH3 to form the MutSα or MutSβ complex, respectively, which recognize base-base mispairs and insertions/deletions and initiate the repair process. Mutation or dysregulation
Mitsuhiro Tsujiwaki et al.
Medical molecular morphology, 48(1), 33-43 (2014-04-17)
The liver comprises hepatocytes and non-parenchymal cells such as bile duct epithelial cells. Claudin-4 and -7 are not expressed in hepatocytes under physiological conditions. It was reported that claudin-7 increased in human pulmonary fibroses. We therefore investigated claudin-4 and -7
Anne Marie Thompson et al.
American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 307(4), H533-H541 (2014-06-29)
Loss of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) function is a hallmark of vascular disease. VSMCs become increasingly dysregulated, apoptotic, and senescent as we age. Sirtuin 1 (SirT1) is a deactylase that regulates substrates associated with stress mitigation, metabolism, and aging.
Yutaka Kimura et al.
Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA, 28(5), 759-768 (2014-03-08)
We established a luciferase reporter assay system, the Multi-ImmunoTox Assay (MITA), to evaluate the effects on key predictivein vitro components of the human immune system. The system is composed of 3 stable reporter cell lines transfected with 3 luciferase genes
Takayoshi Suzuki et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 19(19), 5670-5672 (2009-08-25)
To identify cell-active sirtuin inhibitors containing N-thioacetyl lysine, we synthesized compound 1, which was designed based on the structure of the reported N-ethoxycarbonylacetyl lysine-based sirtuin inhibitor NCS-12k. Compound 1 selectively inhibited SIRT1 in enzyme assays. Compound 1 also caused a
Layasadat Khorsandi et al.
Cell and tissue research, 361(3), 745-753 (2015-03-22)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the collagen/hyaluronic acid (Col/HA) scaffold effect on the differentiation of insulin-producing cells (IPCs) from adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs). In this experimental study, ASCs were cultured and seeded in a Col/HA scaffold
Tuomas Ervasti et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 486(1-2), 121-130 (2015-03-25)
Pharmaceutically relevant properties, such as solubility and dissolution rate, of active pharmaceutical ingredients can be enhanced by cocrystal formation. Theophylline and nicotinamide are known to form cocrystals, for example if subjected to solid-state grinding. However, under appropriate conditions, cocrystals can
Bruna Maria Manzini et al.
Cytotherapy, 17(8), 1052-1065 (2015-07-04)
End-stage liver diseases frequently require liver transplantation. Cell therapy could be an alternative. This study aimed to analyze whether undifferentiated mesenchymal stromal cells (U-MSCs) or MSC-derived hepatocyte-like cells (DHLCs) from adipose tissue (AT), umbilical cord blood (UCB) and bone marrow
Eirini Pantazi et al.
World journal of gastroenterology, 21(26), 8021-8031 (2015-07-18)
To investigate a possible association between losartan and sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) in reduced-size orthotopic liver transplantation (ROLT) in rats. Livers of male Sprague-Dawley rats (200-250 g) were preserved in University of Wisconsin preservation solution for 1 h at 4 °C prior
Hu Yan et al.
Critical care medicine, 42(5), e373-e381 (2014-02-22)
Ischemia/reperfusion is a leading cause of liver damage after surgical intervention, trauma, and transplantation. It has been reported that the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-dependent deacetylase sirtuin 1 attenuates myocardial, cerebral, and renal ischemia/reperfusion damage. This study aimed to investigate the involvement
Noriaki Kitada et al.
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, 40(4), 479-482 (2013-07-16)
The current status of treatment with sorafenib, and factors affecting the duration of treatment in patients started on sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinoma from July 2009 until April 2011 in the Department of Gastroenterology at Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital
Jun Ni et al.
Acta pharmacologica Sinica, 35(8), 1045-1054 (2014-07-01)
To explore the relationship between the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling and renal fibrosis. Rat renal tubular epithelial NRK-52E cells were treated with angiotesin II (Ang II), nicotinamide (an inhibitor of NAD+-dependent class III protein deacetylases
Jose C Paz et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(48), 17116-17121 (2014-11-19)
In the fasted state, increases in catecholamine signaling promote adipocyte function via the protein kinase A-mediated phosphorylation of cyclic AMP response element binding protein (CREB). CREB activity is further up-regulated in obesity, despite reductions in catecholamine signaling, where it contributes
E V Zinov'ev et al.
Eksperimental'naia i klinicheskaia farmakologiia, 76(4), 39-44 (2013-06-15)
Survival rate, average life expectancy of victims, parameters of the acid - base balance, gas composition of blood, and morphological structure of internal organs have been studied in acute experiments on a group of 120 rats with burn injury of
Jinshu Qiu et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 117, 163-172 (2015-09-12)
Monitoring amino acids and vitamins is important for understanding human health, food nutrition and the culture of mammalian cells used to produce therapeutic proteins in biotechnology. A method including ion pairing reversed-phase liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry was developed
T Pan et al.
Clinical radiology, 69(12), e553-e561 (2014-10-12)
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of combined therapy with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal venous tumour thrombus (PVTT). This study was approved by the institutional review board. From May 2009 to May 2012
Brian T Weinert et al.
The EMBO journal, 34(21), 2620-2632 (2015-09-12)
Acetylation is frequently detected on mitochondrial enzymes, and the sirtuin deacetylase SIRT3 is thought to regulate metabolism by deacetylating mitochondrial proteins. However, the stoichiometry of acetylation has not been studied and is important for understanding whether SIRT3 regulates or suppresses
Stephanie A Campbell et al.
Cell reports, 28(7), 1830-1844 (2019-08-15)
Appropriate regulation of genes that coordinate pancreas progenitor proliferation and differentiation is required for pancreas development. Here, we explore the role of H3K4 methylation and the Trithorax group (TrxG) complexes in mediating gene expression during pancreas development. Disruption of TrxG
Virginie Bottero et al.
Virology, 392(1), 34-51 (2009-07-31)
KSHV vGPCR, a lytic cycle associated protein, induces several signaling pathways leading to the activation of various transcription factors and consequently the expression of cellular and viral genes. Though the role of vGPCR in KSHV tumorigenicity has been well studied
Robert O'Brien et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(31), 19287-19306 (2015-05-31)
The cascade of events that lead to cognitive decline, motor deficits, and psychiatric symptoms in patients with Huntington disease (HD) is triggered by a polyglutamine expansion in the N-terminal region of the huntingtin (HTT) protein. A significant mechanism in HD
Giampiero Colombano et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 53(2), 616-623 (2009-12-08)
The inhibition of NAD synthesis or salvage pathways has been proposed as a novel target for antitumoral drugs. Two molecules with this mechanism of action are at present undergoing clinical trials. In searching for similar novel molecules, we exploited copper-catalyzed
Weirong Wang et al.
Experimental cell research, 319(10), 1523-1533 (2013-04-23)
The ligand-activated transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) participates in the regulation of cellular inflammation. More recent studies indicated that sirtuin1 (SIRT1), a NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase, regulates the inflammatory response in adipocytes. However, whether the role of PPARα in inflammation is
Kai Sun et al.
Scientific reports, 4, 6494-6494 (2014-09-30)
Cell-based therapies (CBTs) are considered the effective approaches to treat liver failure. However, which cell type is the most suitable source of CBTs for acute liver failure (ALF) or chronic liver failure (CLF) remains unclear. To investigate this, mature hepatocytes
Keiichi Ito et al.
Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver, 34(9), 1378-1390 (2013-11-19)
Hepatoblasts are somatic progenitor cells of the foetal liver that possess high proliferative capacity and bi-potency for differentiation into both hepatocytes and cholangiocytes. Although mesenchymal cells are known to be important for liver ontogeny, current understanding of their interaction with
Danielle L Gomez et al.
PloS one, 10(8), e0133862-e0133862 (2015-08-20)
Neurogenin 3 (NGN3) is necessary and sufficient for endocrine differentiation during pancreatic development and is expressed by a population of progenitor cells that give rise exclusively to hormone-secreting cells within islets. NGN3 protein can be detected in the adult rodent
K Schulpis et al.
Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association, 17(5), 443-448 (2004-09-11)
Low folate and vitamin B(12) concentrations during pregnancy are implicated with neural tube defects (NTD) and neurological manifestations in the neonates. To compare serum concentrations of folate and vitamin B(12) in 1025 Greek mothers, 908 immigrant Albanian mothers at delivery
Elisabeth Smolle et al.
Anticancer research, 34(4), 1519-1530 (2014-04-03)
Ovarian cancer (OC) is ranked as the eighth most common gynecological malignancy and is the leading cause of gynecological cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. The response to platinum- and taxane-based chemotherapy is very often poor, and targeted-therapeutics are currently being
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