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Inhibitory effects of H-Ras/Raf-1-binding affibody molecules on synovial cell function

Overview of attention for article published in AMB Express, November 2014
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Title
Inhibitory effects of H-Ras/Raf-1-binding affibody molecules on synovial cell function
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AMB Express, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13568-014-0082-3
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Seiji Shibasaki, Miki Karasaki, Torbjörn Gräslund, Per-Åke Nygren, Hajime Sano, Tsuyoshi Iwasaki

Abstract

Affibody molecules specific for H-Ras and Raf-1 were evaluated for their ability to inhibit synovial cell function. Affibody molecules targeting H-Ras (Zras122, Zras220, and Zras521) or Raf-1 (Zraf322) were introduced into the MH7A synovial cell line using two delivery methods: transfection with plasmids encoding the affibody molecules or direct introduction of affibody protein using a cell-penetrating peptide reagent. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production by MH7A cells were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay after stimulation with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). Cell proliferation was also analyzed. Phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) was analyzed by western blot. All affibody molecules could inhibit IL-6 and PGE2 production in TNF-α-stimulated MH7A cells. The inhibitory effect was stronger when affibody molecules were delivered as proteins via a cell-penetrating peptide reagent than when plasmid-DNA encoding the affibody moelcules was transfected into the cells. Plasmid-expressed Zras220 inhibited phosphorylation of ERK in TNF-α-stimulated MH7A cells. Protein-introduced Zraf322 inhibited the production of IL-6 and PGE2 and inhibited cell proliferation in MH7A cells. These findings suggest that affibody molecules specific for H-Ras and Raf-1 can affect intracellular signal transduction through the MAP kinase pathway to inhibit cell proliferation and production of inflammatory mediators by synovial cells.

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Unknown 9 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 33%
Student > Bachelor 2 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 22%
Professor 1 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 56%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 11%
Neuroscience 1 11%
Chemistry 1 11%
Other 0 0%

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#11,164,396
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#291
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#124,051
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#24
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