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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088331/eicosapentaenoic-acid-ameliorates-palmitate-induced-lipotoxicity-via-the-amp-kinase-dynamin-related-protein-1-signaling-pathway-in-differentiated-h9c2-myocytes
#1
Atsushi Sakamoto, Masao Saotome, Prottoy Hasan, Terumori Satoh, Hayato Ohtani, Tsuyoshi Urushida, Hideki Katoh, Hiroshi Satoh, Hideharu Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggested the preferable effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid) against cardiac lipotoxicity, which worsens cardiac function by means of excessive serum free fatty acids due to chronic adrenergic stimulation under heart failure. Nonetheless, the precise molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In this study, we focused on dynamin-related protein-1 (Drp1) as a possible modulator of the EPA-mediated cardiac protection against cardiac lipotoxicity, and investigated the causal relation between AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and Drp1...
January 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087264/independent-impedimetric-analysis-of-two-cell-populations-co-cultured-on-opposite-sides-of-a-porous-support
#2
Kathrin Hajek, Joachim Wegener
The transepithelial or -endothelial electrical resistance (TEER) is a very common and routinely recorded parameter describing the expression of barrier-forming cell-cell contacts (tight junctions) in quantitative terms. To determine TEER, barrier-forming cell monolayers are cultured on porous filter supports that separate two fluid compartments. The frequency-dependent impedance of the cell layer is then recorded and analyzed by means of equivalent circuit modeling providing TEER and the cell layer capacitance...
January 10, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077302/neutrophil-adhesion-and-crawling-dynamics-on-liver-sinusoidal-endothelial-cells-under-shear-flow
#3
Hao Yang, Ning Li, Yu Du, Chunfang Tong, Shouqin Lü, Jinrong Hu, Yan Zhang, Mian Long
Neutrophil (polymorphonuclear leukocyte, PMN) recruitment in the liver sinusoid takes place in almost all liver diseases and contributes to pathogen clearance or tissue damage. While PMN rolling unlikely appears in liver sinusoids and Mac-1 or CD44 is assumed to play respective roles during in vivo local or systematic inflammatory stimulation, the regulating mechanisms of PMN adhesion and crawling dynamics are still unclear from those in vivo studies. Here we developed a two-dimensional in vitro sinusoidal model with primary liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) and Kupffer cells (KCs) to investigate TNF-α-induced PMN recruitment under shear flow...
January 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077301/mir-124-down-regulation-is-critical-for-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-enhanced-tumor-growth-of-oral-carcinoma
#4
Xia Li, Qinqiao Fan, Jinyun Li, Jing Song, Yangcong Gu
Cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are known to be involved in initiation, progression and metastasis of various cancers. However, the molecular mechanism of how CAFs affects the biological function of oral cancer (OC) has not been fully-addressed. In this study, we demonstrated that miR-124 was downregulated in oral CAFs and oral cancer cells (OCCs) when compared with matched normal fibroblasts (NFs). Hypermethylation in the promoter region of miR-124 genes was accounted for its downregulation. Interestingly, CAFs but not NFs exerted promotion effect on OCCs cell proliferation, migration and tumor growth in CAFs/NFs-OCCs co-culture...
January 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069373/memantine-attenuates-cell-apoptosis-by-suppressing-the-calpain-caspase-3-pathway-in-an-experimental-model-of-ischemic-stroke
#5
Bin Chen, Guoxiang Wang, Weiwei Li, Weilin Liu, Ruhui Lin, Jing Tao, Min Jiang, Lidian Chen, Yun Wang
Ischemic stroke, the second leading cause of death worldwide, leads to excessive glutamate release, over-activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), and massive influx of calcium (Ca(2+)), which may activate calpain and caspase-3, resulting in cellular damage and death. Memantine is an uncompetitive NMDAR antagonist with low-affinity/fast off-rate. We investigated the potential mechanisms through which memantine protects against ischemic stroke in vitro and in vivo. Middle cerebral artery occlusion-reperfusion (MCAO) was performed to establish an experimental model of ischemic stroke...
January 6, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057471/partial-least-squares-regression-and-fourier-transform-infrared-ftir-microspectroscopy-for-prediction-of-resistance-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-cells
#6
Cholpajsorn Junhom, Natthida Weerapreeyakul, Waraporn Tanthanuch, Kanjana Thumanu
We evaluated the feasibility of FTIR microspectroscopy combined with partial least squares regression (PLS-R) for determination of resistance in HepG2 cells. Cell viability testing was performed using neutral red assay for the concentration of cisplatin resulting in 50% antiproliferation (IC50). The resistance index (RI) is the ratio of the IC50 in resistant HepG2 cells vs. parental HepG2 cells. Principal component and unsupervised hierarchical cluster analyses were applied and a differentiation of samples of cells (parental, 1...
January 3, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057470/the-role-of-autophagy-in-thp-1-macrophages-resistance-to-hiv-vpr-induced-apoptosis
#7
Hua-Ying Zhou, Yu-Huang Zheng, Yan He, Zi Chen, Bo He
Macrophages are resistant to cell death and are one of HIV reservoirs. HIV viral protein Vpr has the potential to promote infection of and survival of macrophages, which could be a highly significant factor in the development and/or maintenance of macrophage viral reservoirs. However, the impact of vpr on macrophages resistance to apoptosis is yet to be comprehended. Autophagy is a cell survival mechanism under stress state. In this study, we investigated whether autophagy is involved in macrophages resistant to vpr-induced apoptosis...
January 3, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043832/exosomal-mir-486-regulates-hypoxia-induced-erythroid-differentiation-of-erythroleukemia-cells-through-targeting-sirt1
#8
Xue-Feng Shi, Hua Wang, Fan-Xuan Kong, Qin-Qin Xu, Feng-Jun Xiao, Yue-Feng Yang, Ri-Li Ge, Li-Sheng Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate the hypoxia-induced erythroid differentiation of hematopoietic cells. In this study, we identified that miR-486 was a rapid response miRNA to hypoxia in erythroleukemia TF-1 cells. Hypoxia exposure increased both intracellular and miR-486 levels of TF-1 cells. Ectopic miR-486 expression enhanced the growth and erythroid differentiation of TF-1 cells, whereas miR-486 inhibition suppressed their growth and erythroid differentiation. Treatment of TF-1 and cord blood CD34+ cells with exogenous containing miR-486 resulted in an increase of intracellular miR-486 level and enhanced erythroid differentiation...
December 30, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041789/relm-%C3%AE-promotes-human-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-via-fak-stimulated-surviving
#9
Chunlong Lin, Xiaohui Li, Qiong Luo, Hui Yang, Lun Li, Qiong Zhou, Yue Li, Hao Tang, Lifu Wu
Resistin-like molecule-β (RELM-β), focal adhesion kinase (FAK), and survivin may be involved in the proliferation of cultured human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (HPAMSCs), which is involved in pulmonary hypertension. HPAMSCs were treated with human recombinant RELM-β (rhRELM-β). siRNAs against FAK and survivin were transfected into cultured HPASMCs. Expression of FAK and survivin were examined by RT-PCR and western blot. Immunofluorescence was used to localize FAK. Flow cytometry was used to examine cell cycle distribution and cell death...
December 29, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040490/biological-effects-of-iron-oxide-protamine-sulfate-complex-on-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-its-relaxometry-based-labeling-optimization-for-cellular-mri
#10
Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Subash Khushu, Gurudutta Gangenahalli
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are frequently used as a therapeutic, but reliable imaging technique to longitudinally evaluate the engraftment of transplanted cells is inadequate. For magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it is essential to understand the technical competence of in vitro stem cells labeling with iron oxide with regard to its relaxation behavior and significance of its biological expressions. The purpose of the study was to optimize the effective labeling of MSCs with high transverse relaxivity iron oxide contrast agent with protamine sulfate and also evaluate the biological effects (phenotype and function) of labeled MSCs...
December 28, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038917/a-positive-feedback-loop-between-grp78-and-vps34-is-critical-for-grp78-mediated-autophagy-in-cancer-cells
#11
Yingying Wang, Haili Wu, Zongwei Li, Peng Yang, Zhuoyu Li
Autophagy and GRP78 overexpression are two important means by which tumor cells resist microenvironmental stress and chemotherapeutic drugs; however, the relationship between autophagy and GRP78 remains unclear. Here, we found that forced expression of GRP78 in tumor cells promoted autophagy, which was indicated by alterations in the levels of autophagy related proteins, such as increased VPS34 and LC3-II, and decreased p62 and LC3-I. Consistently, GRP78 knockdown suppressed tumor cell autophagy. Our results further demonstrated that GRP78-induced autophagy was mediated by VPS34, and that UPR-associated autophagy was also involved...
December 27, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034673/high-content-image-informatics-of-the-structural-nuclear-protein-numa-parses-trajectories-for-stem-progenitor-cell-lineages-and-oncogenic-transformation
#12
Sebastián L Vega, Er Liu, Varun Arvind, Jared Bushman, Hak-Joon Sung, Matthew L Becker, Sophie Lelièvre, Joachim Kohn, Pierre-Alexandre Vidi, Prabhas V Moghe
Stem and progenitor cells that exhibit significant regenerative potential and critical roles in cancer initiation and progression remain difficult to characterize. Cell fates are determined by reciprocal signaling between the cell microenvironment and the nucleus; hence parameters derived from nuclear remodeling are ideal candidates for stem/progenitor cell characterization. Here we applied high-content, single cell analysis of nuclear shape and organization to examine stem and progenitor cells destined to distinct differentiation endpoints, yet undistinguishable by conventional methods...
December 27, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034674/combination-of-exogenous-cell-transplantation-and-5-ht4-receptor-agonism-induce-endogenous-enteric-neural-crest-derived-cells-in-a-rat-hypoganglionosis-model
#13
Hui Yu, Bai-Jun Zheng, Wei-Kang Pan, Huai-Jie Wang, Chong Xie, Yu-Ying Zhao, Xin-Lin Chen, Yong Liu, Ya Gao
Enteric neural crest-derived cells (ENCCs) can migrate into endogenous ganglia and differentiate into progeny cells, and have even partially rescued bowel function; however, poor reliability and limited functional recovery after ENCC transplantation have yet to be addressed. Here, we investigated the induction of endogenous ENCCs by combining exogenous ENCC transplantation with a 5-HT4 receptor agonist mosapride in a rat model of hypoganglionosis, established by benzalkonium chloride treatment. ENCCs, isolated from the gut of newborn rats, were labeled with a lentiviral eGFP reporter...
December 26, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034672/effects-of-cytoskeletal-drugs-on-actin-cortex-elasticity
#14
Yareni A Ayala, Bruno Pontes, Barbara Hissa, Ana Carolina M Monteiro, Marcos Farina, Vivaldo Moura-Neto, Nathan B Viana, H Moysés Nussenzveig
Mechanical properties of cells are known to be influenced by the actin cytoskeleton. In this article, the action of drugs that interact with the actin cortex is investigated by tether extraction and rheology experiments using optical tweezers. The influences of Blebbistatin, Cytochalasin D and Jasplakinolide on the cell mechanical properties are evaluated. The results, in contradiction to current views for Jasplakinolide, show that all three drugs and treatments destabilize the actin cytoskeleton, decreasing the cell membrane tension...
December 26, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034671/stat5a-mediated-nox5-l-expression-promotes-the-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-cells
#15
So Hee Dho, Ji Young Kim, Kwang-Pyo Lee, Eun-Soo Kwon, Jae Cheong Lim, Chang-Jin Kim, Dongjun Jeong, Ki-Sun Kwon
NADPH oxidase (NOX) generates reactive oxygen species (ROS) and has been suggested to mediate cell proliferation in some cancers. Here, we show that an increase in the expression of NOX5 long form (NOX5-L) is critical for tumor progression in breast tumor tissues. Immunostaining of clinical samples indicated that NOX5 was overexpressed in 41.1% of breast ductal carcinoma samples. NOX5-L depletion consistently suppressed cell proliferation, invasion, and migration in vitro. Antibody-mediated neutralization of NOX5-L attenuated tumor progression in a mouse xenograft model...
December 26, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024839/pink1-parkin-mediated-mitophagy-play-a-protective-role-in-cisplatin-induced-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-injury
#16
Chuanyan Zhao, Zhuyun Chen, Xueqiang Xu, Xiaofei An, Suyan Duan, Zhimin Huang, Chengning Zhang, Lin Wu, Bo Zhang, Aihua Zhang, Changying Xing, Yanggang Yuan
Cisplatin often causes acute kidney injury (AKI) in the treatment of a wide variety of malignancies. Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the main reasons for cisplatin nephrotoxicity. Previous study showed that Pink1 and Parkin play central roles in regulating the mitophagy, which is a key protective mechanism by specifically eliminating dysfunctional or damaged mitochondria. However, the mechanisms that modulate mitophagy in cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity remain to be elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Pink1/Parkin pathway in mitophagy, mitochondrial dysfunction and renal proximal tubular cells injury during cisplatin treatment...
December 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017728/the-value-of-new-genome-references
#17
Kim C Worley, Stephen Richards, Jeffrey Rogers
Genomic information has become a ubiquitous and almost essential aspect of biological research. Over the last 10-15 years, the cost of generating sequence data from DNA or RNA samples has dramatically declined and our ability to interpret those data increased just as remarkably. Although it is still possible for biologists to conduct interesting and valuable research on species for which genomic data are not available, the impact of having access to a high quality whole genome reference assembly for a given species is nothing short of transformational...
December 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017727/silencing-hs6st3-inhibits-growth-and-progression-of-breast-cancer-cells-through-suppressing-igf1r-and-inducing-xaf1
#18
Omid Iravani, Boon-Huat Bay, George Wai-Cheong Yip
Heparan sulfate 6-O-sulfation is biologically edited by 6-O-sulfotransferases (HS6STs) within heparan sulfate chains. Three isoforms of HS6ST have been identified. These enzymes are found to be differentially expressed in a variety of tissues. Recently, several studies have shown that dysregulation of 6-O-sulfotransferases could be involved in tumorigenesis of several cancers. This study aimed to analyze the expression and function of HS6ST3 in breast cancer. HS6ST3 was found up-regulated in T47D, MCF7 and MDA-MB231 breast cancer cell lines...
December 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011196/isolating-subpopulations-of-human-epidermal-basal-cells-based-on-polyclonal-serum-against-trypsin-resistant-cspg4-epitopes
#19
Anders Patrik Gunnarsson, Rikke Christensen, Jeppe Praetorius, Uffe Birk Jensen
Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4 (CSPG4) is highly expressed by human epidermal keratinocytes located at the tip of the dermal papilla where keratinocytes show characteristics of stem cells. However, since available antibodies to CSPG4 are directed against trypsin-sensitive epitopes we have been unable to study these keratinocytes isolated directly from skin samples by flow cytometry. By choosing epitopes of CSPG4 relatively close to the cell membrane we were able to generate a polyclonal antibody that successfully detects CSPG4 on keratinocytes after trypsinization...
December 21, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011195/protective-role-of-klotho-protein-on-epithelial-cells-upon-co-culture-with-activated-or-senescent-monocytes
#20
Jennifer Mytych, Izabela Wos, Przemyslaw Solek, Marek Koziorowski
Monocytes ensure proper functioning and maintenance of epithelial cells, while good condition of monocytes is a key factor of these interactions. Although, it was shown that in some circumstances, a population of altered monocytes may appear, there is no data regarding their effect on epithelial cells. In this study, using direct co-culture model with LPS-activated and Dox-induced senescent THP-1 monocytes, we reported for the first time ROS-induced DNA damage, reduced metabolic activity, proliferation inhibition and cell cycle arrest followed by p16-, p21- and p27-mediated DNA damage response pathways activation, premature senescence and apoptosis induction in HeLa cells...
December 21, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
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