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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117739/cardiac-autonomic-denervation-and-expression-of-neurotrophins-ngf-and-bdnf-and-their-receptors-during-experimental-chagas-disease
#1
Natália Katley Oliveira, Rodrigo Novaes Ferreira, Sara Delaine Nogueira Lopes, Egler Chiari, Elizabeth Ribeiro da Silva Camargos, Patricia Massara Martinelli
Although cardiac dysautonomia is a distinctive feature of Chagas disease, its clinical and functional significance is still being speculated. Neurotrophic factors are potentially involved; however, studies of their effect in this infection are rare. Ultrastructural abnormalities in autonomic varicosities, levels of both nerve growth factor (NGF), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), as well as the expression of their receptors, were analysed in the heart of a rat model of Trypanosoma infection. Predominantly, at the early stage of the infection, cardiac autonomic varicosities displayed several signs of degeneration parallel to the elevation of cardiac levels of NGF, as well as expression of the receptors TrkA and p75NTR...
November 8, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110545/serum-from-ccl4-induced-acute-rat-injury-model-induces-differentiation-of-adscs-towards-hepatic-cells-and-reduces-liver-fibrosis
#2
Maria Tayyab Baig, Gibran Ali, Sana Javaid Awan, Umara Shehzad, Azra Mehmood, Sadia Mohsin, Shaheen N Khan, Sheikh Riazuddin
Cellular therapies hold promise to alleviate liver diseases. This study explored the potential of allogenic serum isolated from rat with acute CCl4 injury to differentiate adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) towards hepatic lineage. Acute liver injury was induced by CCl4 which caused significant increase in serum levels of VEGF, SDF1α and EGF. ADSCs were preconditioned with 3% serum isolated from normal and acute liver injury models. ADSCs showed enhanced expression of hepatic markers (AFP, albumin, CK8 and CK19)...
November 7, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969468/aqueous-humour-induced-lens-epithelial-cell-proliferation-requires-fgf-signalling
#3
Laxmi Iyengar, Frank J Lovicu
The eye lens grows by systematic proliferation of its epithelial cells and their differentiation into fibre cells. The anterior aqueous humour regulates lens epithelial cell proliferation whereas posteriorly, the vitreous stimulates lens fibre differentiation. Vitreous-derived members of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family induce fibre differentiation, with added support for FGFs as putative regulators of aqueous-induced lens cell proliferation. To further characterize this, given FGFs' known affinity for proteoglycans, we compared the effect of proteoglycan sulphation in growth factor- and aqueous-induced lens cell proliferation...
October 3, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835141/transplantation-of-stromal-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-and-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-primed-insulin-producing-cells-reverses-hyperglycaemia-in-diabetic-rats
#4
Muhammad Sohail Anjum, Azra Mehmood, Muhammad Ali, Hira Butt, Shaheen N Khan, Sheikh Riazuddin
The defective insulin production is associated with severely reduced islet cell mass leading to diabetes. Growth factors preconditioned stem cells have arisen as an effective therapy to treat many diseases including diabetes. The current study was designed to assess the effect of pretreatment of ASCs derived IPCs with combination of stromal cell derived factor 1 alpha (SDF1α) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in improving glucose tolerance in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. The results showed maximally significant reduction in hyperglycaemia and fibrosis, while up-regulation of survival and pancreas-specific genes, insulin levels and homing of transplanted cells in SDF-1α + bFGF IPCs transplanted rats as compared with other groups...
August 24, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747084/mir-615-5p-depresses-natural-killer-cells-cytotoxicity-through-repressing-igf-1r-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#5
Mai Atef Rahmoon, Rana Ahmed Youness, Asmaa Ibrahim Gomaa, Mohamed Tarif Hamza, Imam Waked, Hend Mohamed El Tayebi, Ahmed Ihab Abdelaziz
miR-615-5p was characterized by our group as a tumour suppressor. IGF-1 R activates a downstream signalling pathway, well characterized in liver cells, however, its role in immunity especially Natural Killer cells (NKs) remains vague. This study aimed at investigating the regulatory role of miR-615-5p on IGF signalling and its impact on NKs cytotoxicity in HCC. Our results showed an upregulation in miR-615-5p and IGF-1 R in NKs of 130 HCC patients compared to 35 controls. Forcing the expression of miR-615-5p, repressed IGF-IR, attenuated NKs cytotoxicity, decreased CD56(dim), increased CD56(bright) NK subsets and reduced the cytotoxic markers NKG2D, TNF-α and perforins...
July 27, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697634/the-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-%C3%AE-2-antiplasmin-restricts-lymphatic-remodelling-and-metastasis-in-a-mouse-model-of-cancer
#6
Sophie Paquet-Fifield, Sally Roufail, You-Fang Zhang, Trifina Sofian, David J Byrne, Paul B Coughlin, Stephen B Fox, Steven A Stacker, Marc G Achen
Remodelling of lymphatic vessels in tumours facilitates metastasis to lymph nodes. The growth factors VEGF-C and VEGF-D are well known inducers of lymphatic remodelling and metastasis in cancer. They are initially produced as full-length proteins requiring proteolytic processing in order to bind VEGF receptors with high affinity and thereby promote lymphatic remodelling. The fibrinolytic protease plasmin promotes processing of VEGF-C and VEGF-D in vitro, but its role in processing them in cancer was unknown...
July 11, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683581/reduction-of-cd19-autoimmunity-marker-on-b-cells-of-paediatric-sle-patients-through-repressing-pu-1-tnf-%C3%AE-baff-axis-pathway-by-mir-155
#7
H R Aboelenein, M T Hamza, H Marzouk, R A Youness, M Rahmoon, S Salah, A I Abdelaziz
microRNA-155 (miR-155) is implicated in regulating B-cell activation and survival that is important in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) pathogenesis. PU.1, a target for miR-155, is a crucial regulator of B-cell development and enhances Tumour-Necrosis-factor-alpha (TNF-α) expression. TNF-α induces the expression of B-cell-activating-factor (BAFF). BAFF is reported to increase the expression of the autoimmunity marker; CD19. This study aimed to investigate the regulation of expression of PU.1 in pediatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus (pSLE) patients by miR-155, and hence evaluate its impact on TNF-α/BAFF/CD19 signalling pathway...
July 7, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948853/tgf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-family-signalling-crosstalk-an-integrated-model
#8
Shabnam Khatibi, Jeff Babon, John Wagner, Jonathan H Manton, Chin Wee Tan, Hong-Jian Zhu, Sam Wormald, Antony W Burgess
Mathematical models for TGF-β and IL-6 signalling have been linked, providing a platform for analyzing the crosstalk between the systems. An integrated IL-6:TGF-β model was developed via a reduced set of reaction equations which incorporate both feedback loops and appropriate time-delays for transcription and translation processes. The model simulates stable, robust and realistic responses to both ligands. Pulsatile (multiple pulses) inputs for both TGF-β and IL-6 have been simulated to investigate the effects of each ligand on the sensitivity, equilibrium and dynamic responses of the integrated signalling system...
June 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948852/growth-hormone-treatment-in-patients-with-ataxia-telangiectasia
#9
Sandra Woelke, Helena Pommerening, Matthias Kieslich, Ralf Schubert, Stefan Zielen
INTRODUCTION: Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a devastating autosomal recessive disorder with chromosomal instability and growth failure. Low levels of growth hormone (GH) and growth factors may be related to advanced neurological deterioration, wasting syndrome and more pronounced immunodeficiency. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to study safety and effectiveness of GH therapy in patients with A-T and evaluate the effect of GH on ataxia and lymphocyte subsets...
June 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264596/prolonged-intra-myocardial-growth-hormone-administration-ameliorates-post-infarction-electrophysiologic-remodeling-in-rats
#10
Marianthi Kontonika, Eleonora Barka, Maria Roumpi, Vassilios La Rocca, Panagiotis Lekkas, Evangelos P Daskalopoulos, Agapi D Vilaeti, Giannis G Baltogiannis, Antonios P Vlahos, Simeon Agathopoulos, Theofilos M Kolettis
Experimental studies indicate improved ventricular function after treatment with growth hormone (GH) post-myocardial infarction, but its effect on arrhythmogenesis is unknown. Here, we assessed the medium-term electrophysiologic remodeling after intra-myocardial GH administration in (n = 33) rats. GH was released from an alginate scaffold, injected around the ischemic myocardium after coronary ligation. Two weeks thereafter, ventricular tachyarrhythmias were induced by programmed electrical stimulation...
March 6, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635361/role-of-licochalcone-a-in-vegf-induced-proliferation-of-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-implications-for-asthma
#11
Sung-Ho Kim, Qing-Mei Pei, Ping Jiang, Min Yang, Xue-Jiao Qian, Jiang-Bo Liu
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by reversible airway obstruction with persistent airway inflammation and airway remodeling, which is associated with increased airway smooth muscle (ASM) mass. Licochalcone A is the predominant characteristic chalcone in licorice root. We found that licochalcone A inhibited vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced ASM cell proliferation and induced cell cycle arrest. Additionally, VEGF-induced ASM cell proliferation was suppressed via inhibition of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) activity, but not that of Akt...
February 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553731/mgf-e-peptide-pretreatment-improves-collagen-synthesis-and-cell-proliferation-of-injured-human-acl-fibroblasts-via-mek-erk1-2-signaling-pathway
#12
Yongqiang Sha, Ruli Afandi, Bingbing Zhang, Li Yang, Yonggang Lv
Injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is hard to heal due to the poor proliferative potential of ACL fibroblasts. To verify whether mechano-growth factor (MGF) E peptide can restore the cell proliferation of injured ACL fibroblasts, ACL fibroblasts pretreated with MGF E peptide were subjected to injurious stretch and the outcomes were evaluated at 0 and 24 h. After injured, the type III collagen synthesis was increased at 0 h while inhibited at 24 h. The matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) activity/expression was up-regulated, but the cell proliferation was inhibited...
February 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468523/non-essential-and-branched-chain-amino-acids-differentially-regulate-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-production-and-phosphorylation-in-hepg2-cells
#13
Kei Tanaka, Keiji Sakai, Miho Matsushima, Yukiko Matsuzawa, Tomoko Izawa, Yoichi Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
Deprivation of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) induces insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) production in HepG2 cells, while the role of non-essential amino acids (NEAAs) remains unknown. We investigated changes in IGFBP-1 production and phosphorylation induced by NEAAs and also examined its significance on IGF-I activity in HepG2 cells. We demonstrated that decreased BCAAs and increased NEAAs stimulated phosphorylated IGFBP-1 secretion. We also revealed that decreased BCAA-to-NEAA ratios enhanced phosphorylated IGFBP-1 secretion, while changes in the total amount of amino acids (AAs) had no effect...
February 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415893/rem-sleep-deprivation-impairs-muscle-regeneration-in-rats
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Marcos Mônico-Neto, Murilo Dáttilo, Daniel Araki Ribeiro, Kil Sun Lee, Marco Túlio de Mello, Sergio Tufik, Hanna Karen Moreira Antunes
INTRODUCTION: The aim was observe the influence of sleep deprivation (SD) and sleep recovery on muscle regeneration process in rats submitted to cryolesion. METHODS: Thirty-two Wistar rats were randomly allocated in four groups: control (CTL), SD for 96 h (SD96), control plus sleep recovery period (CTL + R) and SD96h plus 96 h of sleep recovery (SD96 + R). The animals were submitted to muscle injury by cryolesioning, after to SD and sleep recovery. RESULTS: The major outcomes of this study were the reduction of muscular IGF-1 in both legs (injured and uninjured) and a delay in muscle regeneration process of animals submitted to SD compared to animals that slept, with increase connective tissue, inflammatory infiltrate and minor muscle fibers...
February 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122472/human-placental-growth-hormone-is-increased-in-maternal-serum-at-20-weeks-of-gestation-in-pregnancies-with-large-for-gestational-age-babies
#15
Shutan Liao, Mark H Vickers, Rennae S Taylor, Beatrix Jones, Mhoyra Fraser, Lesley M E McCowan, Philip N Baker, Jo K Perry
To investigate the relationship between maternal serum concentrations of placental growth hormone (GH-V), insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and 2, IGF binding proteins (IGFBP)-1 and 3 and birth weight in appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA), large-for-gestational-age (LGA) and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) cases in a nested case-control study. Maternal serum samples were selected from the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) biobank in Auckland, New Zealand. Serum hormone concentrations were determined by ELISA...
January 25, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095739/expression-and-localization-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-fgf-23-and-klotho-in-the-spleen-its-physiological-and-functional-implications
#16
Yuri Nakashima, Toru Mima, Mitsuru Yashiro, Tomohiro Sonou, Masaki Ohya, Asuka Masumoto, Shintaro Yamanaka, Daisuke Koreeda, Koichi Tatsuta, Yoshiyuki Hanba, Mari Moribata, Shigeo Negi, Takashi Shigematsu
The FGF23-Klotho signaling axis is known to exert anti-aging effects via calcium-phosphorus metabolism. In mice deficient in FGF23-Klotho signaling, however, the number of splenocytes is reduced. FGF23 is expressed in both bone and spleen, with regulation of its production differing in these organs. As FGF23-Klotho signaling may play an immunological role in the spleen, splenocytes in male C57BL/6J mice were assayed for expression of Klotho or FGF23 by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. Cells that expressed Klotho included CD45R/B220(+) CD21/CD35(+) CD1d(+) CD43(-) marginal zone B cells...
January 18, 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921577/the-efficiency-and-safety-of-trastuzumab-for-advanced-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-five-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Binghong Xiong, Li Ma, Wei Huang, Huayou Luo, Yujian Zeng, Yan Tian
A meta-analysis was performed to examine the efficiency and safety of trastuzumab in patients with advanced gastric and gastroesophageal cancer (AGC). By searching multiple databases from 1990 to March 2016, all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which compared the effect of trastuzumab-combined chemotherapy (TC) versus chemotherapy alone (CT) in gastric cancer would be included. Five RCTs with a total of 875 patients were included. Trastuzumab can improve the overall survival (OS) rate, progression-free survival (PFS), one-year survival rate, two-year survival rate and overall response rate (ORR) of patients with AGC...
December 6, 2016: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209092/fibroblast-growth-factor-1-fgf-1-promotes-adipogenesis-by-downregulation-of-carboxypeptidase-a4-cpa4-a-negative-regulator-of-adipogenesis-implicated-in-the-modulation-of-local-and-systemic-insulin-sensitivity
#18
Jingjing He, Daniel L Chen, Dorit Samocha-Bonet, Kevin R Gillinder, Johanna L Barclay, Graham W Magor, Andrew C Perkins, Jerry R Greenfield, Gongshe Yang, Jonathan P Whitehead
Fibroblast growth factor-1 (FGF-1) promotes differentiation of human preadipocytes into mature adipocytes via modulation of a BMP and Activin Membrane-Bound Inhibitor (BAMBI)/Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPARγ)-dependent network. Here, we combined transcriptomic and functional investigations to identify novel downstream effectors aligned with complementary analyses of gene expression in human adipose tissue to explore relationships with insulin sensitivity. RNA-Seq and qRT-PCR analysis revealed significant down-regulation of carboxypeptidase A4 (CPA4) following FGF-1 treatment or induction of differentiation of human preadipocytes in a BAMBI/PPARγ-independent manner...
December 2016: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209091/hgf-induced-dna-synthesis-in-hepatocytes-is-suppressed-by-p38
#19
Monica Aasrum, Ingvild J Brusevold, Thoralf Christoffersen, G Hege Thoresen
Previous studies in rat hepatocytes have shown that the MEK/ERK, PI3K/Akt and p38 pathways are all involved in the activation of DNA synthesis by EGF and that sustained activation of MEK/ERK is required. Here, we show that although HGF stimulated DNA synthesis and activated signaling in the same manner as EGF, the contribution of the signaling pathways to the induction of DNA synthesis differed. While HGF-induced DNA synthesis was dependent on MEK/ERK, with no significant contribution from PI3K/Akt, p38 suppressed HGF-induced DNA synthesis...
December 2016: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776448/platelet-derived-growth-factor-bb-attenuates-titanium-particle-induced-osteolysis-in-vivo
#20
Chenyi Ye, Wei Zhang, Shuai Jiang, Yuanbin Yu, Xiaoyu Zhou, Ling Zhu, Deting Xue, Rongxin He
Inflammation and osteoclastogenesis play critical roles in wear-particle-induced periprosthetic osteolysis (WPO). Platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) could promote osteogenesis and inhibit inflammatory response. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of PDGF-BB on WPO. Mice were divided into four groups, namely, sham, vehicle, low-, and high-dose PDGF-BB groups. Mice in the rhPDGF-BB groups were treated with PDGF-BB at 0.25 or 1 mg/ml/kg/day. Mice in the sham and vehicle groups received PBS daily...
October 24, 2016: Growth Factors
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