Nijiati Kadeer

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Serum-response factor (SRF) is an obligatory transcription factor, required for the formation of vertebrate mesoderm leading to the origin of the cardiovascular system. Protein A-TEV-tagged chromatin immunoprecipitation technology was used to collect direct SRF-bound gene targets from pluripotent P19 cells, induced by Me2SO treatment into an enriched(More)
Although ghrelin and GHRP-2 have been shown to inhibit skeletal muscle proteolysis in rats with burn injury, the effects of des-acyl ghrelin (DAG) have not been reported. In this paper, we demonstrate that continuous 24h administration of DAG attenuated burn-induced EDL muscle proteolysis, and normalized elevated TNFα mRNA. Combined treatment of cultured(More)
Treatment of rats after burn-injury with the cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor, torbafylline (also known as HWA 448) significantly reversed changes in rat skeletal muscle proteolysis, PDE4 activity, cAMP concentrations and mRNA expression of TNFα, IL-6, ubiquitin and E3 ligases. Torbafylline also attenuated muscle proteolysis during in vitro(More)
After severe burn injury, proinflammatory cytokine levels are elevated in serum and skeletal muscle, which in turn increases protein breakdown and decreases protein synthesis. In this study, C2C12 mouse skeletal muscle cell line myotubes were exposed to proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) as an in vitro(More)
Critical illness, including burn injury, results in elevated plasma lactate levels. Dysregulation of PI3K/Akt signaling has been shown to play a predominant role in the inactivation of skeletal muscle PDC and, hence, in hyperlactacidemia in rat models of sepsis and endotoxemia. This observation, and our previous finding that DAG can reverse burn-induced(More)
Overexpression of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and its receptors has been found in various cancers. In our previous study, we demonstrated expression of NPY Y5 receptor (Y5R) in various breast cancer cell lines along with Y1 receptor. In Y5R expressing BT-549 cells, NPY induced cell proliferation that was blocked by Y5R-selective antagonist CGP1683A (CGP). Here,(More)
Previous reports suggest that burn-induced muscle proteolysis can be inhibited by treatment with GSK-3beta inhibitors, suggesting that burn injury may be associated with increased GSK-3beta activity. The influence of burn injury on muscle GSK-3beta activity, however, is not known. We determined the effect of a 30% total body surface full-thickness burn(More)
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