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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914789/long-term-effects-of-lipopolysaccharide-on-satellite-glial-cells-in-mouse-dorsal-root-ganglia
#1
E Blum, P Procacci, V Conte, P Sartori, M Hanani
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been used extensively to study neuroinflammation, but usually its effects were examined acutely (24h <). We have shown previously that a single intraperitoneal LPS injection activated satellite glial cells (SGCs) in mouse dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and altered several functional parameters in these cells for at least one week. Here we asked whether the LPS effects would persist for 1 month. We injected mice with a single LPS dose and tested pain behavior, assessed SGCs activation in DRG using glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) immunostaining, and injected a fluorescent dye intracellularly to study intercellular coupling...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914788/claudin-6-enhances-cell-invasiveness-through-claudin-1-in-ags-human-adenocarcinoma-gastric-cancer-cells
#2
A C Torres-Martínez, J F Gallardo-Vera, A N Lara-Holguin, L F Montaño, E P Rendón-Huerta
Claudins participate in tissue barrier function. The loss of this barrier is associated to metalloproteases-related extracellular matrix and basal membranes degradation. Claudin-1 is a pro-MMP-2 activator and claudin-6 transfected AGS (AGS-Cld6) cells are highly invasive. Our aim was to determine if claudin-6 was direct or indirectly associated with MMP-2 activation and cell invasiveness. Cytofluorometry, cell fractioning, immunoprecipitation, gelatin-zymography, cell migration and invasiveness assays were performed, claudin-2, -6, -7 and -9 transfected AGS cells, anti-MMP-2, -9 and -14, anti-claudins specific antibodies and claudin-1 small interfering RNA were used...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914787/elevation-of-yap-promotes-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-tumor-aggressiveness-in-colorectal-cancer
#3
Hsiang-Hsi Ling, Chih-Chia Kuo, Bo-Xing Lin, Yen-Hua Huang, Cheng-Wei Lin
Tumor metastasis is the leading cause of death in cancer patients. Identifying metastatic biomarkers in tumor cells would help cancer diagnoses and the development of therapeutic targets. Yes-associated protein (YAP) plays an important role in organ development and has gained much attention in tumorigenesis. However, the role of YAP and the underlying mechanism in tumor metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) is still unclear. In this study, we generated metastatic 116-LM cells from the HCT116 CRC cell line. We found that the capacity for tumor aggressiveness was elevated in 116-LM cells and identified that YAP and its mRNA level were upregulated in 116-LM cells...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913144/effect-of-o-glcnacylation-on-hnrnp-a1-translocation-and-interaction-with-transportin1
#4
Shira Roth, Isam Khalaila
The heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A1 (hnRNP A1) is a major pre-mRNA binding protein involved in transcription and translation. Although predominantly nuclear, hnRNP A1 shuttles rapidly between the nucleus and the cytosol, delivering its anchored pre-mRNA for further processing. Translocation is important for hnRNP A1 to accomplish its transcriptional and translational roles. Transportin1 (Trn1), a translocation protein, facilitates the translocation of hnRNP A1 back to the nucleus. Moreover, phosphorylation of serine residues at hnRNP A1 C-terminal domain affects its translocation...
November 29, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908592/activation-of-gpr30-stimulates-gtp-binding-of-g%C3%AE-i1-protein-to-sustain-activation-of-erk1-2-in-inhibition-of-prostate-cancer-cell-growth-and-modulates-metastatic-properties
#5
Lau Kin-Mang, Ma Fanny Man-Ting, Xia Jenny Tian, Chan Queeny Kwan Yi, Ng Chi-Fai, To Ka-Fai
Previously, we reported that GPR30 activation by the receptor-specific, non-estrogenic ligand G-1 inhibited in vitro and in vivo growth of prostate cancer (PCa) cells via sustained Erk1/2 activation. Mechanism underlying the sustained Erk1/2 activation for PCa cell growth inhibition remains unclear. Here we report that G-1, through GPR30, activated Gαi1 proteins to sustain Erk1/2 activation but failed to activate adenylyl cyclase (AC) for cAMP production in PCa cells. The chemical-induced activation of AC-cAMP-PKA signaling attenuated Erk1/2 activity and blocked the cell growth inhibitory effects of G-1...
November 28, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890645/spatial-and-temporal-characterization-of-endometrial-mesenchymal-stem-like-cells-activity-during-the-menstrual-cycle
#6
Xu Shan, Rachel W S Chan, Ernest H Y Ng, William S B Yeung
The human endometrium is a highly dynamic tissue with the ability to cyclically regenerate during the reproductive life. Endometrial mesenchymal stem-like cells (eMSCs) located throughout the endometrium have shown to functionally contribute to endometrial regeneration. In this study we examine whether the menstrual cycle stage and the location in the endometrial bilayer (superficial and deep portions of the endometrium) has an effect on stem cell activities of eMSCs (CD140b(+)CD146(+) cells). Here we show the percentage and clonogenic ability of eMSCs were constant in the various stages of the menstrual cycle (menstrual, proliferative and secretory)...
November 24, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890644/epithelial-membrane-protein-2-and-%C3%AE-1-integrin-signaling-regulate-apc-mediated-processes
#7
Alyssa C Lesko, Jenifer R Prosperi
Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) plays a critical role in cell motility, maintenance of apical-basal polarity, and epithelial morphogenesis. We previously demonstrated that APC loss in Madin Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells increases cyst size and inverts polarity independent of Wnt signaling, and upregulates the tetraspan protein, Epithelial Membrane Protein 2 (EMP2). Herein, we show that APC loss increases β1 integrin expression and migration of MDCK cells. Through 3D in vitro model systems and 2D migration analysis, we have depicted the molecular mechanism(s) by which APC influences polarity and cell motility...
November 24, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889377/retinoid-acid-induced-microrna-27b-3p-impairs-c2c12-myoblast-proliferation-and-differentiation-by-suppressing-%C3%AE-dystrobrevin
#8
Nan Li, Yi Tang, Bo Liu, Wei Cong, Chao Liu, Jing Xiao
We previously reported that excess retinoic acid (RA) resulted in hypoplastic and derangement of myofilaments in embryonic tongue by inhibiting myogenic proliferation and differentiation through CamKIID pathway. Our further studies revealed that the expression of a series of miRNAs was altered by RA administration in embryonic tongue as well as in C2C12 cells. Thus, if excess RA impairs myogenic proliferation and differentiation through miRNAs is taken into account. In present study, miR-27b-3p was found up-regulated in RA-treated C2C12 cells as in embryonic tongue, and predicted to target the 3'UTR of α-dystrobrevin (DTNA)...
November 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889376/the-cytoplasmic-domain-of-mt1-mmp-is-dispensable-for-migration-augmentation-but-necessary-to-mediate-viability-of-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#9
Mario A Cepeda, Jacob Jh Pelling, Caitlin L Evered, Hon S Leong, Sashko Damjanovski
Membrane-type-1 Matrix Metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) is a multifunctional protease that regulates ECM degradation, proMMP-2 activation, and varied cellular processes including migration and viability. MT1-MMP is believed to be a central mediator of tumourigenesis whose role is dictated by its functionally distinct protein domains. Both the localization and signal transduction capabilities of MT1-MMP are dependent on its cytoplasmic domain, exemplifying diverse regulatory functions. To further our understanding of the multifunctional contributions of MT1-MMP to cellular processes, we overexpressed cytoplasmic domain altered constructs in MCF-7 breast cancer cells and analyzed migration and viability in 2D culture conditions, morphology in 3D Matrigel culture, and tumorigenic ability in vivo...
November 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889375/integrin-%C3%AE-m%C3%AE-2-is-differently-expressed-by-subsets-of-human-osteoclast-precursors-and-mediates-adhesion-of-classical-monocytes-to-bone
#10
Sara Sprangers, Ton Schoenmaker, Yixuan Cao, Vincent Everts, Teun J de Vries
Bone-degrading osteoclasts are formed through fusion of their monocytic precursors. In the population of human peripheral blood monocytes, three distinct subsets have been identified: classical, intermediate and non-classical monocytes. We have previously shown that when the monocyte subsets are cultured on bone, significantly more osteoclasts are formed from classical monocytes than from intermediate or non-classical monocytes. Considering that this difference does not exist when monocyte subsets are cultured on plastic, we hypothesized that classical monocytes adhere better to the bone surface compared to intermediate and non-classical monocytes...
November 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888017/circulating-cxcr5-cd4-t-cells-assist-in-the-survival-and-growth-of-primary-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cells-through-interleukin-10-pathway
#11
Zhanshan Cha, Guangfang Qian, Yan Zang, Haihui Gu, Yanyan Huang, Lishuang Zhu, Jinqi Li, Yang Liu, Xiaohua Tu, Haihan Song, Baohua Qian
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a common and aggressive cancer caused by the malignant transformation of B cells. Although it has been established that the follicular helper T (Tfh) cells play a central role in B cell development, little information is available on their involvement in DLBCL pathogenesis. We studied the role of the peripheral Tfh equivalent, the CXCR5(+) CD4(+) T cells, in DLBCL. Data showed that compared to CXCR5(-) CD4(+) T cells, CXCR5(+) CD4(+) T cells were significantly more effective at promoting the proliferation as well as inhibiting the apoptosis of primary autologous DLBCL tumor cells...
November 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884681/acidic-stress-induced-g1-cell-cycle-arrest-and-intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-in-jurkat-t-lymphocytes
#12
Jee Young Kim, Xinlai Cheng, Stefan Wölfl
BACKGROUND: Low extracellular pH (pHe) is a common hallmark of tumor microenvironment, which will also affect pH sensitive T-lymphocytes in this environment. Due to the growing interest on T-cell mediated cancer therapies, acidic stress induced consequences on this lymphocyte deserves through investigations. RESULTS: In line with our previous study [Kim et al., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2016; 472(4): 585-91.], we applied sub-lethal acidic stress (pH 3.3, 37°C for 25min) to Jurkat T-lymphocytes...
November 21, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884680/caloric-restriction-ameliorates-cardiomyopathy-in-animal-model-of-diabetes
#13
Keren Cohen, Maayan Waldman, Nader G Abraham, Michal Laniado-Schwartzman, Danny Gurfield, Dan Aravot, Michael Arad, Edith Hochhauser
BACKGROUND: The db/db mouse is an animal model of diabetes in which leptin receptor activity is deficient resulting accelerated cardiomyopathy when exposed to angiotensin (AT). Toll-like receptors 4 and 2 (TLR4, TLR2) are pattern recognition receptors, that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns and exacerbate and release inflammatory cytokines. Fetuin A (Fet A) is a fatty acid carrier which affects inflammation and insulin resistance in obese humans and animals through TLRs...
November 21, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880866/tgf-%C3%AE-1-stimulates-movement-of-renal-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cells-in-a-three-dimensional-cell-culture-via-an-autocrine-tgf-%C3%AE-2-production
#14
Deyi Luo, Qiunong Guan, Kunjie Wang, Christopher Y C Nguan, Caigan Du
TGF-βs are multifunctional cytokines, but their roles in human renal homeostasis are not fully understood. This study investigated the role of TGF-β1 in the movement of human renal proximal tubular epithelial cells (PTECs) in a three-dimensional (3D) model. HKC-8 cells, a human PTEC line, were grown in a 3D collagen culture system. Cell movement was observed under a microscope. The gene expression was examined using PCR Arrays or qRT-PCR, and protein levels by Western blot. Here, we showed that the tight junction structure formed between adjacent cells of a HKC-8 cell colony in 3D cultures, and TGF-β1 stimulated their movement, evidenced by the appearance of fingerlike pseudopodia in the leader cells at the edge of the colonies...
November 20, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871850/er%C3%AE-inhibited-myocardin-induced-differentiation-in-uterine-fibroids
#15
Xing-Hua Liao, Jun-Yan Li, Xiu-Mei Dong, Xiuhong Wang, Yuan Xiang, Hui Li, Cheng-Xi Yu, Jia-Peng Li, Bai-Yin Yuan, Jun Zhou, Tong-Cun Zhang
Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomas, are a benign tumor of the human uterus and the commonest estrogen-dependent benign tumor found in women. Myocardin is an important transcriptional regulator in smooth and cardiac muscle development. The role of myocardin and its relationship with ERα in uterine fibroids have barely been addressed. We noticed that the expression of myocardin was markedly reduced in human uterine fibroid tissue compared with corresponding normal or adjacent myometrium tissue...
November 18, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871849/cd44-fucosylation-on-mesenchymal-stem-cell-enhances-homing-and-macrophage-polarization-in-ischemic-kidney-injury
#16
Kang-Ju Chou, Po-Tsang Lee, Chien-Liang Chen, Chih-Yang Hsu, Wei-Chieh Huang, Chien-Wei Huang, Hua-Chang Fang
The lack of homing ability possibly reduces the healing potential of bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Therefore, transforming native CD44 on MSCs into a hematopoietic cell E-/L-selectin ligand (HCELL) that possesses potent E-selectin affinity might enhance the homing and regenerative abilities of MSCs. Through fucosyltransferase VI (FTVI) transfection, MSCs were fucosylated on N-glycans of CD44 to become HCELL positive, thus interacting with E-selectin on injured endothelial cells. HCELL expression facilitated MSC homing in kidneys within 24hours after injury and reduced lung stasis...
November 18, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871848/sonic-hedgehog-promotes-neurite-outgrowth-of-cortical-neurons-under-oxidative-stress-involving-of-mitochondria-and-energy-metabolism
#17
Weiliang He, Lili Cui, Cong Zhang, Xiangjian Zhang, Junna He, Yanzhao Xie, Yanxia Chen
Oxidative stress has been demonstrated to be involved in the etiology of several neurobiological disorders. Sonic hedgehog (Shh), a secreted glycoprotein factor, has been implicated in promoting several aspects of brain remodeling process. Mitochondria may play an important role in controlling fundamental processes in neuroplasticity. However, little evidence is available about the effect and the potential mechanism of Shh on neurite outgrowth in primary cortical neurons under oxidative stress. Here, we revealed that Shh treatment significantly increased the viability of cortical neurons in a dose-dependent manner, which was damaged by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
November 18, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865936/constitutive-%C3%AE-catenin-activation-in-osteoblasts-impairs-terminal-osteoblast-differentiation-and-bone-quality
#18
Quanwei Bao, Sixu Chen, Hao Qin, Jianquan Feng, Huayu Liu, Daocheng Liu, Ang Li, Yue Shen, Xiaozheng Zhong, Junfeng Li, Zhaowen Zong
Accumulating evidence suggests that Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays a central role in controlling bone mass. We previously reported that constitutive activation of β-catenin (CA-β-catenin) in osteoblasts potentially has side effects on the bone growth and bone remodeling process, although it could increase bone mass. The present study aimed to observe the effects of osteoblastic CA-β-catenin on bone quality and to investigate possible mechanisms of these effects. It was found that CA-β-catenin mice exhibited lower mineralization levels and disorganized collagen in long bones as confirmed by von Kossa staining and sirius red staining, respectively...
November 17, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865938/pdmp-a-ceramide-analogue-acts-as-an-inhibitor-of-mtorc1-by-inducing-its-translocation-from-lysosome-to-endoplasmic-reticulum
#19
Takashi Ode, Katarzyna A Podyma-Inoue, Kazue Terasawa, Jin-Ichi Inokuchi, Toshihide Kobayashi, Tetsuro Watabe, Yuichi Izumi, Miki Hara-Yokoyama
Mammalian or mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) is a master regulator of cell growth, metabolism, and cell differentiation. Recent studies have revealed that the recruitment of mTORC1 to lysosomes is essential for its activation. The ceramide analogue 1-phenyl-2-decanoylamino-3-morpholino-1-propanol (PDMP), a well known glycosphingolipid synthesis inhibitor, also affects the structures and functions of various organelles, including lysosomes and endoplasmic reticulum (ER). We investigated whether PDMP regulates the mTORC1 activity through its effects on organellar behavior...
November 16, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865937/lipopolysaccharide-induces-proliferation-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-vitro-via-tlr4-activation
#20
Nicole Herzmann, Achim Salamon, Tomas Fiedler, Kirsten Peters
Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are capable of multi-lineage differentiation and support regenerative processes. In bacterial infections, resident MSC can come intocontact with and need to react to bacterial components. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a typical structure of Gram-negative bacteria, increases the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of MSC. LPS is usually recognized by the toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 and induces pro-inflammatory reactions in numerous cell types. In this study, we quantified the protein expression of TLR4 and CD14 on adipose-derived MSC (adMSC) in osteogenic differentiation and investigated the effect of TLR4 activation by LPS on NF-κB activation, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of adMSC...
November 16, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
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