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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110251/inhibition-of-two-gastric-cancer-cell-lines-induced-by-fucoxanthin-involves-downregulation-of-mcl-1-and-stat3
#1
Rui-Xue Yu, Rui-Tao Yu, Zhong Liu
Fucoxanthin is a natural carotenoid that had never been previously demonstrated to have anti-tumor effect on human gastric adenocarcinoma SGC-7901 or BGC-823 cells. Here it was found to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis through JAK/STAT signal pathway in these cells; the mechanism by which this occurred was investigated. We find that fucoxanthin significantly increased the number of apoptotic cells by propidium iodide (PI) dye staining and flow cytometry. Fucoxanthin (50 or 75 μM) induced SGC-7901 cells cycle arrest at S phase, while BGC-823 cells arrest at G2/M phase...
November 6, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103143/dna-hypermethylation-enhanced-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-expression-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#2
Ken Takasawa, Yoshikazu Arai, Mayu Yamazaki-Inoue, Masashi Toyoda, Hidenori Akutsu, Akihiro Umezawa, Koichiro Nishino
During reprogramming into human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), several stem cell marker genes are induced, such as OCT-4, NANOG, SALL4, and TERT. OCT-4, NANOG, and SALL4 gene expression can be regulated by DNA methylation. Their promoters become hypomethylated in iPSCs during reprogramming, leading to their induced expression. However, epigenetic regulation of the TERT gene remains unclear. In this study, we focused on epigenetic regulation of the human TERT gene and identified a differentially methylated region (DMR) at a distal region in the TERT promoter between human iPSCs and their parental somatic cells...
November 4, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080939/a-common-variant-of-maf-c-maf-transcriptional-factor-gene-in-the-kidney-is-associated-with-gout-susceptibility
#3
Toshihide Higashino, Hirotaka Matsuo, Yukinori Okada, Hiroshi Nakashima, Seiko Shimizu, Masayuki Sakiyama, Shin Tadokoro, Akiyoshi Nakayama, Makoto Kawaguchi, Mako Komatsu, Asahi Hishida, Masahiro Nakatochi, Hiroshi Ooyama, Junko Imaki, Nariyoshi Shinomiya
Gout is a multifactorial disease characterized by acute inflammatory arthritis, and it is caused as a consequence of hyperuricemia. A recent meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies has newly identified the relationship between serum uric acid (SUA) levels and rs889472, a single nucleotide polymorphism of musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene (MAF/c-MAF). However, it remained unclear whether rs889472 is associated with gout susceptibility. In the present study, we investigate the association between c-MAF rs889472 and gout in Japanese male population...
October 28, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075999/mir-107-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-tube-formation-of-ewing-sarcoma-cells-partly-by-targeting-hif-1%C3%AE
#4
Jiajun Chen, Xin Zhou, Qianren Xiao, Tengyu Wang, Gaohai Shao, Yunyun Li, Zhongzu Zhang
MicroRNAs serve a crucial role in the regulation of malignant biological behavior of Ewing's sarcoma (ES). Abnormal expression of miR-107 has been reported in a cohort of cancers, while its exact function in ES remains unclear. Hence, we explored the expression of miR-107 in ES cells and detected its effects on the malignant phenotype of ES cells. Firstly, we perceived the under-expression of miR-107 in human ES cells contrast with the human mesenchymal stem cells. Over-expression of miR-107 restrained cell proliferation and tube formation, arrested cell cycle progression, and facilitated cell apoptosis in SK-ES-1 and RD-ES cell lines...
October 26, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063508/age-related-changes-in-cyclic-phosphatidic-acid-induced-hyaluronic-acid-synthesis-in-human-fibroblasts
#5
Katsura Sano, Mari Gotoh, Kyoko Dodo, Noriaki Tajima, Yoshibumi Shimizu, Kimiko Murakami-Murofushi
Hyaluronic acid is a major component of the extracellular matrix, which is important for skin hydration. As aging brings skin dehydration, we aimed to clarify the mRNA expression of hyaluronic acid-related proteins in human skin fibroblasts from donors of various ages (range 0.7-69 years). Previously, we reported that cyclic phosphatidic acid (cPA), a unique phospholipid mediator, stimulated the expression of HAS2 and increased hyaluronic acid synthesis in human skin fibroblasts (donor age: 3 days). In this study, we measured the mRNA expression of hyaluronic acid-related proteins: hyaluronan synthase (HAS) 1-3, hyaluronidase-1, -2, and hyaluronic acid-binding protein (versican)...
October 23, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022274/midazolam-prevents-motor-neuronal-death-from-oxidative-stress-attack-mediated-by-jnk-erk-pathway
#6
Guo-Zheng Li, Hong-Lei Tao, Cheng Zhou, Dong-Dong Wang, Cong-Bin Peng
Midazolam is a sedative used by patients with mechanical ventilation. However, the potential clinical value is not fully explored. In this report, we made use of a neuroblastoma-spinal cord hybrid motor neuron-like cell line NSC34, and elucidated the potential role of Midazolam on these cells under the insult of oxidative stress. We found the protective effect of Midazolam on motor neurons against cytotoxicity induced by the combination of oligomycin A and rotenone (O/R) or phenylarsine oxide. The characteristics of apoptosis, such as the ratio of TUNEL+ cells or the expression level of cleaved Caspase-3, was decreased by 22 or 45% in the presence of Midazolam...
October 11, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933035/expression-profiling-of-micrornas-in-human-bone-tissue-from-postmenopausal-women
#7
Laura De-Ugarte, Jenny Serra-Vinardell, Lara Nonell, Susana Balcells, Magdalena Arnal, Xavier Nogues, Leonardo Mellibovsky, Daniel Grinberg, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Natalia Garcia-Giralt
Bone tissue is composed of several cell types, which express their own microRNAs (miRNAs) that will play a role in cell function. The set of total miRNAs expressed in all cell types configures the specific signature of the bone tissue in one physiological condition. The aim of this study was to explore the miRNA expression profile of bone tissue from postmenopausal women. Tissue was obtained from trabecular bone and was analyzed in fresh conditions (n = 6). Primary osteoblasts were also obtained from trabecular bone (n = 4) and human osteoclasts were obtained from monocyte precursors after in vitro differentiation (n = 5)...
September 20, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916968/hmgb-proteins-and-arthritis
#8
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Noboru Taniguchi, Yasuhiko Kawakami, Ikuro Maruyama, Martin Lotz
The high-mobility group box (HMGB) family includes four members: HMGB1, 2, 3 and 4. HMGB proteins have two functions. In the nucleus, HMGB proteins bind to DNA in a DNA structure-dependent but nucleotide sequence-independent manner to function in chromatin remodeling. Extracellularly, HMGB proteins function as alarmins, which are endogenous molecules released upon tissue damage to activate the immune system. HMGB1 acts as a late mediator of inflammation and contributes to prolonged and sustained systemic inflammation in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis...
September 15, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795385/hsa_circ_0045714-regulates-chondrocyte-proliferation-apoptosis-and-extracellular-matrix-synthesis-by-promoting-the-expression-of-mir-193b-target-gene-igf1r
#9
Bao-Feng Li, Ying Zhang, Jin Xiao, Fei Wang, Mei Li, Xiao-Ze Guo, Hui-Bin Xie, Hong Xia, Bei Chen
In recent years, some studies have been made on the effects of circular RNA (circRNA) in osteoarthritis (OA) and so on; however, its mechanisms remain to be further explored. Studies have shown that tumor necrosis factor-alpha can inhibit hsa_circ_0045714 expression in chondrocytes so as to upregulate miR-193b expression. Dual-luciferase reporter assay showed that insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) is a key target gene of miR-193b. Hsa_circ_0045714 over-expression does not influence miR-193b expression, but can inhibit its transcriptional activity, thereby upregulating IGF1R expression...
October 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702842/essential-role-of-sh3gl1-in-interleukin-6-il-6-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-triggered-p130-cas-mediated-proliferation-and-migration-of-osteosarcoma-cells
#10
En-Qi Li, Jin-Li Zhang
We recently demonstrated that interleukin-6 (IL-6)- and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced osteosarcoma (OS) cell proliferation and migration are parallel to significant increased expression of SH3GL1 and the phosphorylation level of P130(cas). The expression level of SH3GL1 was widely upregulated in human OS tissues, and their overexpression was significantly correlated with more aggressive clinicopathological features. Conversely, depletion of SH3GL1 by adenovirus shRNA abrogates P130(cas) phosphorylation and IL-6- and VEGF-induced OS cell proliferation and migration...
October 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612331/isolation-and-characterization-of-trophoblasts-from-enzymatic-explants-of-human-term-placenta
#11
Tamara D Kolokoltsova, Irina N Saburina, Irina M Zurina, Anastasia A Gorkun, Nastasia V Kosheleva, Vadim S Repin, Rimma A Poltavtseva, Gennady T Sukhikh
In the present study, we describe a new method of isolation and culture of human villous and extravillous trophoblasts from term placenta. The cultivation of trypsinized placental villous tissue explants, followed by the isolation of cells from outgrowth islets allows for obtaining a cytotrophoblast subpopulation that is free from contamination by other cell types. Compared to other methods, our protocol is mild, simple and effective, does not request costly reagents and provides isolation of the mononuclear cytotrophoblast cell populations free from contamination by other types of placental cells...
October 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573504/microrna-30a-functions-as-tumor-suppressor-and-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-prostate-cancer-cells-by-down-regulation-of-six1
#12
Qinghuan Zhu, Hongzhi Li, Yingjie Li, Lining Jiang
Increasing reports have demonstrated that aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is found in multiple human cancers. Many studies have shown that down-regulated level of miR-30a is in a variety of cancers including prostate cancer (PCa). However, the precise mechanisms of miR-30a in PCa have not been well explored. In this study, we investigated the biological functions and molecular mechanism of miR-30a in PCa cell lines, discussing whether it could be a therapeutic biomarker of PCa in the future. We found that miR-30a is down-regulated in PCa tissues and cell lines...
October 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527127/evaluation-of-heparg-cells-for-the-assessment-of-indirect-drug-induced-hepatotoxicity-using-inh-as-a-model-substance
#13
Anika Mann, Thomas Pelz, Knut Rennert, Alexander Mosig, Michael Decker, Amelie Lupp
HepaRG cells are widely used as an in vitro model to assess drug-induced hepatotoxicity. However, only few studies exist so far regarding their suitability to detect the effects of drugs requiring a preceding activation via the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system. A prototypic substance is the anti-tuberculosis agent INH, which is metabolized into N-acetylhydrazine, which then triggers hepatotoxicity. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to test if this effect can also be detected in HepaRG cells and if it can be counteracted by the known hepatoprotectant silibinin...
October 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434172/lactobacillus-paracasei-strain-06tca19-suppresses-inflammatory-chemokine-induced-by-helicobacter-pylori-in-human-gastric-epithelial-cells
#14
Shiro Takeda, Keiji Igoshi, Chuluunbat Tsend-Ayush, Tsendesuren Oyunsuren, Ryoichi Sakata, Yasuhiro Koga, Yuo Arima, Masahiko Takeshita
Helicobacter (H.) pylori infection is an important risk factor for gastric cancer that causes gastric inflammation. Inflammatory chemokines such as interleukin (IL)-8 and regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES) are elevated in the gastric mucosa by H. pylori. This study aimed to investigate the effects of Lactobacillus paracasei strain 06TCa19, a probiotic strain, on IL-8 and RANTES expression and production induced by H. pylori using human gastric epithelial cell lines. Strain 06TCa19 was shown to suppress H...
October 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434171/peroxidatic-cysteine-residue-of-peroxiredoxin-2-separated-from-human-red-blood-cells-treated-by-tert-butyl-hydroperoxide-is-hyperoxidized-into-sulfinic-and-sulfonic-acids
#15
Yo-Ichi Ishida, Mariko Aki, Sohta Fujiwara, Masami Nagahama, Yuki Ogasawara
Peroxiredoxin 2 (Prx2) is a redox enzyme that is abundantly expressed in red blood cells (RBCs) and has been the focus of clinical attention for monitoring the oxidative status. We previously developed a method to quantify the reduced and hyperoxidized forms of Prx2 in human RBCs using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). In the present study, we investigated the hyperoxidative status of Prx2 at the molecular level in a post-translational modification analysis using a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) system...
October 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434170/establishment-and-characterization-of-novel-epithelial-like-cell-lines-derived-from-human-periodontal-ligament-tissue-in-vitro
#16
Kallapat Tansriratanawong, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Junko Toyomura, Soh Sato
In this study, novel human-derived epithelial-like cells (hEPLCs) lines were established from periodontal ligament (PDL) tissues, which were composed of a variety of cell types and exhibited complex cellular activities. To elucidate the putative features distinguishing these from epithelial rest of Malassez (ERM), we characterized hEPLCs based on cell lineage markers and tight junction protein expression. The aim of this study was, therefore, to establish and characterize hEPLCs lines from PDL tissues. The hEPLCs were isolated from PDL of third molar teeth...
October 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260147/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-line-designated-hzk-1-derived-from-a-metastatic-lymph-node-tumor-of-the-tongue
#17
Tetsuya Hirabayashi, Haruka Takahashi, Miho Watanabe, Toshiaki Tachibana
The hZK-1 cell line was successfully established from the metastatic foci of a lymph node of an 82-year-old Japanese woman with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was moderately to well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The hZK-1 cells were angular in shape, and had neoplastic and pleomorphic features. Adjacent hZK-1 cells were joined by desmosomes and well-developed microvilli, and many free ribosomes were observed in the cytoplasm. The doubling time of the hZK-1 cells was approximately 36, 33, and 29 h at the 10th, 20th, and 30th passages, respectively...
October 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721682/lncrna-zfas1-promotes-cell-migration-and-invasion-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-by-suppression-of-mir-27a-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Yang Ye, Xiaomei Gao, Nanping Yang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic and chronic inflammatory disease. Synoviocyte migration and invasion were found to be essential to the pathology of RA. Upregulation of long noncoding RNA ZFAS1 has been observed in cancers and promotes cell migration and invasion. To date, the functions and mechanisms of ZFAS1 in RA have not been revealed. In this study, we analyzed expression pattern of ZFAS1 in RA patients and found that ZFAS1 expression was increased in synovial tissue and fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) from RA patients (RA-FLS) compared with that in healthy donors...
July 18, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707079/down-regulation-of-mir-23a-inhibits-high-glucose-induced-emt-and-renal-fibrogenesis-by-up-regulation-of-snon
#19
Haiping Xu, Fuyun Sun, Xiuli Li, Lina Sun
It has been reported that transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) signaling plays an important role in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The nuclear transcription co-repressor Ski-related novel protein N (SnoN) is a critical negative regulator of TGF-β1/Smad signal pathway, involving in tubule epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation, and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. In this study, we focused on miR-23a as a regulator of SnoN. Our purpose is to study the effects of miR-23a on high glucose (HG)-induced EMT process and ECM deposition in HK2 cells...
July 13, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577277/in-vitro-production-of-insulin-responsive-skeletal-muscle-tissue-from-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-by-spermine-induced-differentiation-method
#20
Mikako Saito, Ayano Ishida, Shota Nakagawa
The treatment of an embryoid body with spermine for a short duration can trigger the generation of a 3-dimensional multilayer myotube sheet (MMTS) that shows pulsatile activity. MMTS was previously characterized as a model of skeletal muscle tissue. In the present work, the insulin responsiveness of MMTS was investigated because it is an essential function for a model of skeletal muscle. The glucose uptake activity of MMTS was analyzed by confocal microscopy using fluorescent glucose analogs, namely 2-[N-(7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazol-4-yl)amino]-2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-NBDG) and its L-glucose counterpart, 2-NBDLG...
July 2017: Human Cell
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