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MEIS1 functions as a potential AR negative regulator.
Exp. Cell Res.
PUBLISHED: 08-23-2014
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The androgen receptor (AR) plays critical roles in human prostate carcinoma progression and transformation. However, the activation of AR is regulated by co-regulators. MEIS1 protein, the homeodomain transcription factor, exhibited a decreased level in poor-prognosis prostate tumors. In this study, we investigated a potential interaction between MEIS1 and AR. We found that overexpression of MEIS1 inhibited the AR transcriptional activity and reduced the expression of AR target gene. A potential protein-protein interaction between AR and MEIS1 was identified by the immunoprecipitation and GST pull-down assays. Furthermore, MEIS1 modulated AR cytoplasm/nucleus translocation and the recruitment to androgen response element in prostate specific antigen (PSA) gene promoter sequences. In addition, MEIS1 promoted the recruitment of NCoR and SMRT in the presence of R1881. Finally, MEIS1 inhibited the proliferation and anchor-independent growth of LNCaP cells. Taken together, our data suggests that MEIS1 functions as a novel AR co-repressor.
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Spectroscopic study of the recognition of 2-quinolinone derivative on mercury ion.
Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc
PUBLISHED: 02-28-2014
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A new compound based on 2-quinolinone derivative with very little side effects on organisms, 3-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-6,7-difluoroquinolin-2(1H)-one, has been designed, synthesized and characterized. And its recognition ability was firstly studied by spectroscopy. The result indicated that the compound shows high selectivity for Hg2+ over other metal ions with detectable fluorescent signals in aqueous-methanol media. The proposed mechanism is that the fluorescence of the probe was quenched due to the effect from spin-orbit coupling of Hg2+ after the probe coordinated with Hg2+, and was proved by ESI-MS and 1H NMR analysis.
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Activation of galanin receptor 2 stimulates large conductance Ca(2+)-dependent K(+) (BK) channels through the IP3 pathway in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells.
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.
PUBLISHED: 02-19-2014
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The large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BK) channels are widely distributed in the brain, and act as intracellular calcium sensors in neurons. They play an important feedback role in controlling Ca(2+) flux and Ca(2+)-dependent processes, including neurotransmitter release and cellular excitability. In this study, the effects of the neuropeptide galanin on BK channels were examined by determining the whole-cell currents and single-channel activities in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells co-expressing GalR2 and the BK alpha subunit. Galanin enhanced the currents of BK channels, in a concentration-dependent and PTX-independent manner, with an ED50 value of 71.8±16.9 nM. This activation was mediated by GalR2, since its agonist AR-M1896 mimicked the effect of galanin, and since galanin did not facilitate BK currents in cells co-expressing cDNAs of BK and GalR1 or GalR3. The galanin-induced BK current persisted after replacement with Ca(2+)-free solution, suggesting that extracellular Ca(2+) is not essential. Chelating intracellular Ca(2+) by either the slow Ca(2+) buffer EGTA or the fast Ca(2+) buffer BAPTA abolished galanin-mediated activation of BK channels, indicating the important role of intracellular Ca(2+). The role of Ca(2+) efflux from the sarcoplasmic reticulum/endoplasmic reticulum (SR/ER) was confirmed by application of thapsigargin, an irreversible inhibitor that depletes Ca(2+) from SR/ER. Moreover, the inositol-1,4,5-triphosphate receptor (IP3R) was identified as the mediator responsible for increased intracellular Ca(2+) activating BK channels. Taken together, activation of GalR2 leads to elevation of intracellular Ca(2+) is due to Ca(2+) efflux from ER through IP3R sequentially opening BK channels.
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FBI-1 enhances ETS-1 signaling activity and promotes proliferation of human colorectal carcinoma cells.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-01-2014
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In this study, we investigated a potential regulatory role of FBI-1 in transcription factor activity of ETS-1. The protein interaction was identified between ETS-1 and FBI-1 in lovo cells. The accumulating data showed that FBI-1 promoted the recruitment of ETS-1 to endogenous promoter of its target genes and increase ETS-1 accumulation in the nuclear. Our work also indicated that the FBI-1 enhances ETS-1 transcription factor activity via down-regulating p53-mediated inhibition on ETS-1. Further, FBI-1 plays a role in regulation of colorectal carcinoma cells proliferation. These findings supported that FBI-1 might be a potential molecule target for treating colorectal carcinoma.
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Responses of murine and human macrophages to leptospiral infection: a study using comparative array analysis.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
PUBLISHED: 10-01-2013
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Leptospirosis is a re-emerging tropical infectious disease caused by pathogenic Leptospira spp. The different host innate immune responses are partially related to the different severities of leptospirosis. In this study, we employed transcriptomics and cytokine arrays to comparatively calculate the responses of murine peritoneal macrophages (MPMs) and human peripheral blood monocytes (HBMs) to leptospiral infection. We uncovered a series of different expression profiles of these two immune cells. The percentages of regulated genes in several biological processes of MPMs, such as antigen processing and presentation, membrane potential regulation, and the innate immune response, etc., were much greater than those of HBMs (>2-fold). In MPMs and HBMs, the caspase-8 and Fas-associated protein with death domain (FADD)-like apoptosis regulator genes were significantly up-regulated, which supported previous results that the caspase-8 and caspase-3 pathways play an important role in macrophage apoptosis during leptospiral infection. In addition, the key component of the complement pathway, C3, was only up-regulated in MPMs. Furthermore, several cytokines, e.g. interleukin 10 (IL-10) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), were differentially expressed at both mRNA and protein levels in MPMs and HBMs. Some of the differential expressions were proved to be pathogenic Leptospira-specific regulations at mRNA level or protein level. Though it is still unclear why some animals are resistant and others are susceptible to leptospiral infection, this comparative study based on transcriptomics and cytokine arrays partially uncovered the differences of murine resistance and human susceptibility to leptospirosis. Taken together, these findings will facilitate further molecular studies on the innate immune response to leptospiral infection.
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Thiol-addition reactions and their applications in thiol recognition.
Chem Soc Rev
PUBLISHED: 05-23-2013
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Because of the biological importance of thiols, the development of probes for thiols has been an active research area in recent years. In this review, we summarize the results of recent exciting reports regarding thiol-addition reactions and their applications in thiol recognition. The examples reported can be classified into four reaction types including 1,1, 1,2, 1,3, 1,4 addition reactions, according to their addition mechanisms, based on different Michael acceptors. In all cases, the reactions are coupled to color and/or emission changes, although some examples dealing with electrochemical recognition have also been included. The use of thiol-addition reactions is a very simple and straightforward procedure for the preparation of thiol-sensing probes.
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Thiol-chromene click chemistry: a coumarin-based derivative and its use as regenerable thiol probe and in bioimaging applications.
Biosens Bioelectron
PUBLISHED: 03-07-2013
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The synthesis and characterization of a coumarin-chromene (8, 9-dihydro-2H-cyclopenta[b]pyrano[2,3-f]chromene-2,10(7aH)-dione) (1) derivative and its use for thiol chemosensing in water was reported. Experimental details showed 1 acts as a probe for the detection of thiols including cysteine (Cys), homocysteine (Hcy) and glutathione (GSH), whereas amino acids which do not contain thiols induced no changes in UV-vis spectra and fluorescence emission properties of 1. A possible detection mechanism is a nucleophilic attack of thiols to the ?,?-unsaturated ketone in 1 that resulted in a fluorescent coumarin derivative. Further studies showed that 1-thiol derivatives can be applied to the design of regenerative chemodosimeters for Cu(2+), Hg(2+) and Cd(2+) in water based on M(n+)-promoted desulfurization and recovery of 1. Furthermore, the optical properties of the probe and its Cys-addition product were theoretically studied. The ability of probe 1 to detect thiols in living cells (HepG2 cells) via an enhancement of the fluorescence was proved. Moreover, the applicability of 1 for the direct determination of biorelevant thiols in a complex matrix such as human plasma was also demonstrated.
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A neuropeptide Y variant (rs16139) associated with major depressive disorder in replicate samples from Chinese Han population.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-16-2013
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This study aimed to investigate the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and major depressive disorder (MDD) in Chinese Han population.
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The interaction between the PARP10 protein and the NS1 protein of H5N1 AIV and its effect on virus replication.
Virol. J.
PUBLISHED: 08-14-2011
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During the process that AIV infect hosts, the NS1 protein can act on hosts, change corresponding signal pathways, promote the translation of virus proteins and result in virus replication.
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The NS1 protein of influenza A virus interacts with heat shock protein Hsp90 in human alveolar basal epithelial cells: implication for virus-induced apoptosis.
Virol. J.
PUBLISHED: 02-11-2011
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Our previous study showed that the NS1 protein of highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus H5N1 induced caspase-dependent apoptosis in human alveolar basal epithelial cells (A549), supporting its function as a proapoptotic factor during viral infection, but the mechanism is still unknown.
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Small molecule inhibitors of histone acetyltransferase Tip60.
Bioorg. Chem.
PUBLISHED: 10-26-2010
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Tip60 is a key member of the MYST family of histone acetyltransferases and involved in a broad spectrum of cellular pathways and disease conditions. So far, small molecule inhibitors of Tip60 and other members of MYST HATs are rarely reported. To discover new small molecule inhibitors of Tip60 as mechanistic tools for functional study and as chemical leads for therapeutic development, we performed virtual screening using the crystal structure of Esa1 (the yeast homolog of Tip60) on a small molecule library database. Radioactive acetylation assays were carried out to further evaluate the virtual screen hits. Several compounds with new structural scaffolds were identified with micromolar inhibition potency for Tip60 from the biochemical studies. Further, computer modeling and kinetic assays suggest that these molecules target the acetyl-CoA binding site in Tip60. These new inhibitors provide valuable chemical hits to develop further potent inhibitors for the MYST HATs.
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FBI-1 functions as a novel AR co-repressor in prostate cancer cells.
Cell. Mol. Life Sci.
PUBLISHED: 03-13-2010
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The pro-oncogene FBI-1, encoded by Zbtb7a, is a transcriptional repressor that belongs to the POK (POZ/BTB and Krüppel) protein family. In this study, we investigated a potential interaction between androgen receptor (AR) signaling and FBI-1 and demonstrated that overexpression of FBI-1 inhibited ligand-dependent AR activation. A protein-protein interaction was identified between FBI-1 and AR in a ligand-dependent manner. Furthermore, FBI-1, AR and SMRT formed a ternary complex and FBI-1 enhanced the recruitment of NCoR and SMRT to endogenous PSA upstream sequences. Our data also indicated that the FBI-1-mediated inhibition of AR transcriptional activity is partially dependent on HDAC. Interestingly, FBI-1 plays distinct roles in regulating LNCaP (androgen-dependent) and PC-3 cell (androgen-independent) proliferation.
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus H5N1 NS1 protein induces caspase-dependent apoptosis in human alveolar basal epithelial cells.
Virol. J.
PUBLISHED: 02-05-2010
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It is widely considered that the multifunctional NS1 protein of influenza A viruses contributes significantly disease pathogenesis by modulating a number of virus and host-cell processes, but it is highly controversial whether this non-structural protein is a proapoptotic or antiapoptotic factor in infected cells.
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A new therapeutic strategy for lung tissue injury induced by influenza with CR2 targeting complement inhibitor.
Virol. J.
PUBLISHED: 01-14-2010
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Influenza is a respiratory disease that seriously threatens human health. In fact, influenza virus itself does not make critical contribution to mortality induced by influenza, but "cytokine storm" produced by the excessive immune response triggered by the virus can result in inflammatory reaction of lung tissues and fatal lung tissue injury, and thus increase influenza mortality. Therefore, besides antiviral drugs, immunosuppression drugs should also be included in infection treatment.
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[Analysis of PARP10 tissue expression profile, interactive protein and UV stress reaction].
Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao
PUBLISHED: 07-23-2009
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One pair of primers were designed and synthesized based on the cDNA sequence encoding Homo sapiens poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase family, member 10 (PARP10) reported on the GenBank. The cDNA sequence encoding PARP10 was cloned from 293FT cell by RT-PCR. Then the RT-PCR product was cloned into pCMV-Myc and pEGFP-C1 plasmids. The interaction between PARP10 and beta-actin was identified through immuno-precipitation and laser confocal microscopy. Extensive expression of PARP10 in mouse tissues was confirmed by RT-PCR. Besides, Western blotting analysis indicated that cell injury caused by UV treatment could promote the expression of PARP10. The results in this paper would benefit further study of PARP10.
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The tubulin-bound conformation of paclitaxel: T-taxol vs "PTX-NY".
J. Nat. Prod.
PUBLISHED: 03-10-2009
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Nearly 35 years after its discovery and 11 years after FDA approval of paclitaxel (PTX) as a breakthrough anticancer drug, the 3-D structure of the agent bound to its beta-tubulin target was proposed to be T-Taxol. The latter bioactive form has recently been challenged by the Ojima group with a structure, "PTX-NY" ("REDOR Taxol"), in which the C-13 side chain is proposed to adopt a different conformation and an alternative hydrogen-bonding pattern in the tubulin binding site. Previously, the two conformers were compared to show that only T-Taxol fits the PTX-derived electron crystallographic density. That work has been extended by molecular mechanics and quantum chemical methods to reveal that the PTX-NY conformation is relatively less stable, on average, by 10-11 kcal/mol. In agreement with NMR studies, an 11 ns molecular dynamics treatment for PTX in an explicit water pool locates T-Taxol along the trajectory, but not PTX-NY. Docking of various PTX conformers into the electron crystallographic binding site of tubulin demonstrates that PTX-NY cannot be accommodated unless the pocket is reorganized in violation of the experimental constraints. Finally, analysis of the structures of T-Taxol and PTX-NY for their capacity to predict the existence of superpotent PTX analogues discloses that only the former forecasts such analogues, as now established by the T-Taxol-inspired synthesis of bridged taxanes. In sum, all empirical criteria support T-Taxol as the bound conformation of PTX on beta-tubulin in microtubules.
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A highly selective fluorescent probe for BO3(-) based on acetate derivatives of coumarin in aqueous solution and thimerosal.
Analyst
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The acetate derivatives of coumarin exhibited a prominent turn-on type signaling behavior toward BO(3)(-) ions over other common anions. Signaling is based on the selective deprotection of acetate groups by perborate, which resulted in significant fluorogenic signaling in an acetate buffered solution (pH 5.0). Interestingly, the detection process makes the raw material of 7-hydroxycoumarin regenerate, and the probe could be applied for the detection of BO(3)(-) of thimerosal. Furthermore, the optical properties of the probe and its BO(3)(-)-induced product were theoretically studied based on density functional theory (DFT) and the time-dependent DFT (TDDFT) explored at the B3LYP/6-311+G (d, p) level.
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LINE-1 ORF-1p functions as a novel androgen receptor co-activator and promotes the growth of human prostatic carcinoma cells.
Cell. Signal.
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Widespread interest in the mechanism of transcriptional regulation by the androgen receptor (AR) has been stimulated by the finding that AR signaling is critically important in the progression of human prostate cancers. Co-factors, the co-repressors, or the co-activators are responsible for the regulation of AR activation. The pro-oncogene human Long Interspersed Nucleotide acid Element-1 (LINE-1) encodes LINE-1 ORF-1p and plays important roles in the development and progression of several human carcinomas. In this study, the results showed that LINE-1 ORF-1p increased the AR transcriptional activity and in turn enhanced the expression of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in the presence of R1881. A physical protein-protein interaction between the AR signaling and the LINE-1 ORF-1p was identified by the immunoprecipitation assays and GST pull-down assays. Furthermore, LINE-1 ORF-1p would function as a novel AR positive co-regulator through modulating its cytoplasm/nucleus translocation and the recruitment to the androgen response element in the PSA gene promoter. Our date also showed that the LINE-1 ORF-1p promoted the proliferation and anchor-independent growth of LNCaP (ligand dependent) and PC-3 (ligand independent) human prostatic carcinoma cells. By investigating a novel role of the LINE-1 ORF-1p in the androgen/androgen receptor signaling pathway regulation, our study identifies that LINE-1 ORF-1p may be a novel AR co-regulator and molecular target for human prostate carcinoma therapy.
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Synthesis and evaluation of carbocyanine dyes as PRMT inhibitors and imaging agents.
Eur J Med Chem
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Protein arginine methylation regulates multiple biological processes. Deregulation of protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) activities has been observed in many disease phenotypes. Small molecule probes that target PRMTs with strong affinity and selectivity can be used as valuable tools to dissect biological mechanisms of arginine methylation and establish the role of PRMT proteins in a disease process. In this work, we report synthesis and evaluation of a class of carbocyanine compounds containing indolium, benz[e]indolium or benz[c,d]indolium heterocyclic moieties that bind to the predominant arginine methyltransferase PRMT1 and inhibit its methyltransferase activity at low micromolar potencies. In particular, the developed molecules have long wavelength colorimetric and fluorometric photoactivities, which can be used for optical and near-infrared fluorescence imaging in cells or biological tissues. Together, these new chemical probes have potential application in PRMT studies both as enzyme inhibitors and as fluorescent dyes for microscope imaging.
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