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Comparative analysis of the miRNA-mRNA regulation networks in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.) following Vibrio anguillarum infection.

Dev Comp Immunol 2021 Jun 12:104164. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

School of Marine Science and Engineering, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao, 266109, China. Electronic address:

MicroRNAs could not only regulate posttranscriptional silencing of target genes in eukaryotic organisms, but also have positive effect on their target genes as well. These microRNAs have been reported to be involved in intestine mucosal immune responses to pathogen infection in teleost. Therefore, we constructed the immune-related miRNA-mRNA networks in turbot intestine following V. Read More

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SIRT7 restricts HBV transcription and replication through catalyzing desuccinylation of histone H3 associated with cccDNA minichromosome.

Clin Sci (Lond) 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

The Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases designated by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Chronic HBV infection is a significant public health burden worldwide. HBV cccDNA organized as a minichromosome in nucleus is responsible for viral persistence and is the key obstacle for a cure of chronic hepatitis B. Recent studies suggest cccDNA transcription is epigenetically regulated by histone modifications, especially histone acetylation and methylation. Read More

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Targeted inhibition of the WEE1 kinase as novel therapeutic strategy in neuroendocrine neoplasms.

Endocr Relat Cancer 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

M Pavel, Department of Medicine 1, University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany.

Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) represent a rare and heterogeneous group of malignancies, sharing features of both neural and endocrine cells. NENs G3 appear as a highly aggressive subset with poor prognosis and limited therapeutic options. The small-molecule inhibitor of the WEE1 tyrosine kinase, adavosertib (AZD1775), has previously demonstrated potent anti-tumor effects on various types of cancer in preclinical and clinical studies. Read More

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Establishment of H3K9me3-dependent heterochromatin during embryogenesis in .

Elife 2021 Jun 15;10. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States.

Heterochromatin is a key architectural feature of eukaryotic genomes crucial for silencing of repetitive elements. During Drosophila embryonic cellularization, heterochromatin rapidly appears over repetitive sequences but the molecular details of how heterochromatin is established are poorly understood. Here, we map the genome-wide distribution of H3K9me3-dependent heterochromatin in individual embryos of at precisely-staged developmental time points. Read More

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Unravelling HP1 functions: post-transcriptional regulation of stem cell fate.

Chromosoma 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Biology and Biotechnology "C. Darwin", Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1) is a non-histone chromosomal protein first identified in Drosophila as a major component of constitutive heterochromatin, required for stable epigenetic gene silencing in many species including humans. Over the years, several studies have highlighted additional roles of HP1 in different cellular processes including telomere maintenance, DNA replication and repair, chromosome segregation and, surprisingly, positive regulation of gene expression. In this review, we briefly summarize past research and recent results supporting the unexpected and emerging role of HP1 in activating gene expression. Read More

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A methyl esterase 1 (PvMES1) promotes the salicylic acid pathway and enhances Fusarium wilt resistance in common beans.

Theor Appl Genet 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, 37209, USA.

Key Message: Methyl esterase (MES), PvMES1, contributes to the defense response toward Fusarium wilt in common beans by regulating the salicylic acid (SA) mediated signaling pathway from phenylpropanoid synthesis and sugar metabolism as well as others. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important food legume. Read More

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Avasimibe Dampens Cholangiocarcinoma Progression by Inhibiting FoxM1-AKR1C1 Signaling.

Front Oncol 2021 28;11:677678. Epub 2021 May 28.

Precision Medical Center laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Avasimibe is a bioavailable acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase (ACAT) inhibitor and shows a good antitumor effect in various human solid tumors, but its therapeutic value in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) and underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. In the study, we proved that avasimibe retard cell proliferation and tumor growth of CCAs and identified FoxM1/AKR1C1 axis as the potential novel targets of avasimibe. Aldo-keto reductase 1 family member C1 (AKR1C1) is gradually increased along with the disease progression and highly expressed in human CCAs. Read More

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RNAi of a Putative Grapevine Susceptibility Gene as a Possible Downy Mildew Control Strategy.

Front Plant Sci 2021 28;12:667319. Epub 2021 May 28.

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Downy mildew, caused by the oomycete , is one of the diseases causing the most severe economic losses to grapevine () production. To date, the application of fungicides is the most efficient method to control the pathogen and the implementation of novel and sustainable disease control methods is a major challenge. RNA interference (RNAi) represents a novel biotechnological tool with a great potential for controlling fungal pathogens. Read More

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Chromatin-directed proteomics-identified network of endogenous androgen receptor in prostate cancer cells.

Oncogene 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Institute of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

Treatment of prostate cancer confronts resistance to androgen receptor (AR)-targeted therapies. AR-associated coregulators and chromatin proteins hold a great potential for novel therapy targets. Here, we employed a powerful chromatin-directed proteomics approach termed ChIP-SICAP to uncover the composition of chromatin protein network, the chromatome, around endogenous AR in castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) cells. Read More

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A human isogenic iPSC-derived cell line panel identifies major regulators of aberrant astrocyte proliferation in Down syndrome.

Commun Biol 2021 Jun 14;4(1):730. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan.

Astrocytes exert adverse effects on the brains of individuals with Down syndrome (DS). Although a neurogenic-to-gliogenic shift in the fate-specification step has been reported, the mechanisms and key regulators underlying the accelerated proliferation of astrocyte precursor cells (APCs) in DS remain elusive. Here, we established a human isogenic cell line panel based on DS-specific induced pluripotent stem cells, the XIST-mediated transcriptional silencing system in trisomic chromosome 21, and genome/chromosome-editing technologies to eliminate phenotypic fluctuations caused by genetic variation. Read More

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CircASXL1 knockdown represses the progression of colorectal cancer by downregulating GRIK3 expression by sponging miR-1205.

World J Surg Oncol 2021 Jun 14;19(1):176. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Fengxian Central Hospital, No. 6600, Nanfeng Road, Nanqiao New Town, Fengxian District, Shanghai, 201400, China.

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common aggressive tumor that poses a heavy burden to human health. An increasing number of studies have reported that circular RNA (circRNA) is involved in the progression of CRC. In this study, the special profiles of circASXL1 (circ_0001136) in CRC progression were revealed. Read More

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ALK7 Inhibition Protects Osteoblast Cells Against High Glucose-induced ROS Production via Nrf2/HO-1 Signaling Pathway.

Curr Mol Med 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Endocrinology, The Second Medical Center & National Clinical Research Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Haidian District, Beijing, 100853, China.

Background: Some studies demonstrated that under high-glucose (HG) condition, osteoblasts develop oxidative stress, which will impair their normal functions. The effects of activin receptor-like kinase 7 (ALK7) silencing on HG-induced osteoblasts remained unclear.

Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of ALK7 on HG-induced osteoblasts. Read More

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The lncRNA PAHRF functions as a competing endogenous RNA to regulate MST1 expression by sponging miR-23a-3p in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Vascul Pharmacol 2021 Jun 11:106886. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Pharmacy, The First People's Hospital of Lianyungang, Lianyungang 222061, China; Department of Pharmacy, The Affiliated Lianyungang Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University/The First People's Hospital of Lianyungang, Lianyungang 222061, China.

Background: Emerging evidence has shown that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) plays important roles in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, some new lncRNAs in patients with PAH are still lacking research. Herein, we examined the expression and role of lncRNA (pulmonary arterial hypertension related factor, PAHRF) in PAH. Read More

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Expression of long non-coding RNA LUCAT1 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its potential functions in regulating cigarette smoke extract-induced 16HBE cell proliferation and apoptosis.

J Clin Lab Anal 2021 Jun 14:e23823. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Blood Transfusion, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), characterized by persistent airflow limitation, was a disease mediated by a combination of inflammatory factors, immune cells, and immune mediators. COPD was an inflammatory and autoimmune disease involving T-lymphocytes triggered by cigarette smoke and other factors that progressively affected the bronchi, lung parenchyma, and pulmonary blood vessels. LncRNAs were reported to be implicated in COPD pathogenesis and development. Read More

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RNA-directed DNA methylation prevents rapid and heritable reversal of transposon silencing under heat stress in Zea mays.

PLoS Genet 2021 Jun 14;17(6):e1009326. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America.

In large complex plant genomes, RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) ensures that epigenetic silencing is maintained at the boundary between genes and flanking transposable elements. In maize, RdDM is dependent on Mediator of Paramutation 1 (Mop1), a putative RNA dependent RNA polymerase. Here we show that although RdDM is essential for the maintenance of DNA methylation of a silenced MuDR transposon in maize, a loss of that methylation does not result in a restoration of activity. Read More

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Long non-coding RNA NORAD inhibition upregulates microRNA-323a-3p to suppress tumorigenesis and development of breast cancer through the PUM1/eIF2 axis.

Cell Cycle 2021 Jun 14:1-13. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, The Central Hospital of Wuhan, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are known to competitively bind with microRNAs (miRNAs) to participate in human cancers. We aim to explore the role of non-coding RNA activated by DNA damage (NORAD) binding to miR-323a-3p in breast cancer (BC) with the involvement of pumilio RNA-binding family member 1 (PUM1)/eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (eIF2) axis. Expression of NORAD, miR-323a-3p and PUM1 in tissues and cell lines was detected, and the correlation between NORAD expression and clinicopathological features of BC patients was analyzed. Read More

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Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) of intracellular transport by means of doubly labelled siRNA architectures.

Chembiochem 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chemistry, UNITED STATES.

For monitoring the intracellular pathway of small interfering RNA (siRNA), both strands were labelled at internal positions by two ATTO dyes as an interstrand Förster resonance energy transfer  pair. siRNA double strands show red emission and a short donor lifetime as readout, whereas siRNA antisense single strands show green emission and a long donor lifetime. This readout signals if GFP silencing can be expected (green) or not (red). Read More

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The miR-302c/transforming growth factor-β receptor type-2 axis modulates interleukin-1β-induced degenerative changes in osteoarthritic chondrocytes.

J Cell Commun Signal 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Orthopedics, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, People's Republic of China.

Chondrocyte production of catabolic and inflammatory mediators participating in extracellular matrix degradation has been regarded as a central event in osteoarthritis (OA) development. During OA pathogenesis, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) decreases the mRNA expression and protein levels of transforming growth factor-β receptor type-2 (TGFBR2), thus disrupting transforming growth factor-β signaling and promoting OA development. In the present study, we attempted to identify the differentially expressed genes in OA chondrocytes upon IL-1β treatment, investigate their specific roles in OA development, and reveal the underlying mechanism. Read More

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Responder analysis for neuropathic impairment and quality-of-life assessment in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy in the NEURO-TTR study.

J Neurol 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Akcea Therapeutics, a Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA, USA.

Objective: Hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy (ATTRv-PN) is a rare disease characterized by rapid neuropathic progression. In pivotal studies of gene-silencing treatments, the modified Neuropathy Impairment Score + 7 tests (mNIS + 7) and Norfolk-Quality of Life (QOL)-Diabetic Neuropathy (DN) questionnaire assessed treatment impact on neuropathic progression. Establishing responder definition (RD) thresholds for these measures would enable evaluation of clinically meaningful treatment benefit. Read More

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Tumor suppressor function of Gata2 in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.

Blood 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, United States.

Most patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) can be cured with combined All Trans Retinoic Acid (ATRA) and Arsenic Trioxide therapy, which induce the destruction of PML-RARA, the initiating fusion protein for this disease1. However, the underlying mechanisms by which PML-RARA initiates and maintains APL cells are still not clear. We therefore identified genes that are dysregulated by PML-RARA in mouse and human APL cells, and prioritized GATA2 for functional studies because 1) it is highly expressed in pre-leukemic cells expressing PML-RARA, 2) its high expression persists in transformed APL cells, and 3) spontaneous somatic mutations of GATA2 occur during APL progression in both mice and humans. Read More

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The circuit of symbolic violence in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) (I): A preliminary study.

Health Care Women Int 2021 Jun 14:1-36. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Sociology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Bellaterra, Spain.

Objective: How can it be that a disease as serious as CFS affecting such a large number of people could be so unknown to the general population? The answer given to this question is based on Pierre Bourdieu's analyzes of symbolic violence.

Method: The "letters to the editor" by CFS patients to three national Spanish newspapers were subjected to various qualitative and quantitative analyzes.

Results: Based on the qualitative analyzes and their theoretical interpretation, 13 mechanisms of symbolic violence were identified: non-recognition, institutionalized un-care, condescension, authorized imposition of illegitimate verdicts, delegitimization, disintegration, imposition of discourse, euphemization, silencing, invisibilization, isolation, uncommunication, and self-blaming. Read More

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The Cardiovascular Cost of Silence: Relationships Between Self-silencing and Carotid Atherosclerosis in Midlife Women.

Ann Behav Med 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Background: Individuals engage in a range of behaviors to maintain close relationships. One behavior is self-silencing or inhibiting self-expression to avoid relationship conflict or loss. Self-silencing is related to poor mental health and self-reported physical health in women but has not been examined in relation to cardiovascular health, particularly using direct measures of the vasculature. Read More

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Circ_0068087 Silencing Ameliorates Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein-Induced Dysfunction in Vascular Endothelial Cells Depending on miR-186-5p-Mediated Regulation of Roundabout Guidance Receptor 1.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 26;8:650374. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, Weifang, China.

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are endogenous non-coding RNAs involved in the progression of atherosclerosis (AS). We investigated the role of circ_0068087 in AS progression and its associated mechanism. The 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-Diphenyltetrazolium Bromide (MTT) assay, flow cytometry, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) were performed to analyze the viability, apoptosis, and inflammatory response of HUVECs, respectively. Read More

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Sp1 Targeted PARP1 Inhibition Protects Cardiomyocytes From Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury via Downregulation of Autophagy.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 25;9:621906. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Cardiology, Shanghai General Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI), characterized by post-ischemic cardiomyocytes death and reperfusion myocardial damage, is a lethal yet unresolved complication in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Previous studies have demonstrated that poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP1) participates in the progression of various cardiovascular diseases, and various reports have proved that PARP1 can be a therapeutic target in these diseases, but whether it plays a role in MIRI is still unknown. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to explore the role and mechanism of PARP1 in the development of MIRI. Read More

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Autophagy-Mediated Clearance of Free Genomic DNA in the Cytoplasm Protects the Growth and Survival of Cancer Cells.

Front Oncol 2021 26;11:667920. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Pathology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China.

The cGAS (GMP-AMP synthase)-mediated senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) and DNA-induced autophagy (DNA autophagy) have been extensively investigated in recent years. However, cGAS-mediated autophagy has not been elucidated in cancer cells. The described investigation revealed that active DNA autophagy but not SASP activity could be detected in the BT-549 breast cancer cell line with high micronucleus (MN) formation. Read More

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The Deubiquitinase USP39 Promotes ESCC Tumorigenesis Through Pre-mRNA Splicing of the mTORC2 Component Rictor.

Front Oncol 2021 26;11:667495. Epub 2021 May 26.

Biology Department, School of Life Sciences, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.

Spliceosomes are large RNA-protein molecular complexes which mediate splicing of pre-mRNA in eukaryotic cells. Their function is frequently altered in cancer, providing opportunities for novel therapeutic approaches. The ubiquitin specific protease 39 (USP39) is a highly conserved deubiquitylation family member that plays an essential role in pre-mRNA splicing where it serves to assemble the mature spliceosome complex. Read More

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Targeted and direct intracellular delivery of native DNAzymes enables highly specific gene silencing.

Chem Sci 2020 Aug 7;11(33):8966-8972. Epub 2020 Aug 7.

Key Laboratory of Luminescence Analysis and Molecular Sensing, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University Chongqing 400715 P. R. China

DNAzymes exhibit high potential as gene silencing agents for therapeutic applications. Such purposes, however, are significantly challenged by the targeted and successful delivery of unmodified DNAzymes into cells with minimal side effects. Here, we set out to formulate and demonstrate a new stimuli-responsive and constrained aptamer/DNAzyme (Apt/Dz) catenane nanostructure for highly specific gene silencing. Read More

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Effect of BRAF-mediated PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway on biological characteristics and chemosensitivity of NSCLC A549/DDP cells.

Oncol Lett 2021 Aug 3;22(2):584. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Pharmacy, Hebei General Hospital, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050053, P.R. China.

The present study aimed to explore the biological characteristics of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells and the mechanism of chemosensitivity through the role of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway mediated by BRAF gene silencing. Following cell transfection and grouping, an MTT assay detected the activity of NSCLC cells, a scratch wound test assessed the migration ability, flow cytometry using PI staining detected the cell cycle phase, TUNEL and flow cytometry through Annexin V-PI staining assessed the apoptosis, and colony formation was used to detect the sensitivity of lung cancer cells to cisplatin chemotherapy. Furthermore, the relative expression levels of BRAF, PTEN, PI3K, mTOR mRNA were assessed by RT-qPCR, and the protein expression levels of BRAF, PTEN, PI3K, phosphorylated (p)-PI3K, Akt, p-Akt, mTOR, p-mTOR, cisplatin resistance-related enzymes ERCC1 and BRCA1, apoptotic proteins Bax and Bcl-2 were assessed by western blotting. Read More

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Curcumin Blunts IL-6 Dependent Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition to Alleviate Renal Allograft Fibrosis Through Autophagy Activation.

Front Immunol 2021 28;12:656242. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Emergency Intensive Care Unit, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Soochow University, Changzhou, China.

Fibrosis contributes to graft loss in chronic renal allograft injury. Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) plays an important role in the development of fibrosis following kidney transplantation. Autophagy plays an important role in the homeostasis of diverse cell types including endothelial cells. Read More

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Effects of (Pro)renin Receptor on Diabetic Cardiomyopathy Pathological Processes in Rats via the PRR-AMPK-YAP Pathway.

Front Physiol 2021 27;12:657378. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Endocrinology, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a common complication associated with diabetes. The (pro)renin receptor (PRR) is an important member of the local tissue renin-angiotensin system and plays a vital role in many cardiovascular diseases. Yes-associated protein (YAP) also plays a crucial role in many cardiovascular diseases. Read More

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