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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747084/mir-615-5p-depresses-natural-killer-cells-cytotoxicity-through-repressing-igf-1r-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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/28264596/prolonged-intra-myocardial-growth-hormone-administration-ameliorates-post-infarction-electrophysiologic-remodeling-in-rats
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760485/leukemia-inhibitory-factor-stimulates-steroidogenesis-of-rat-immature-leydig-cells-via-increasing-the-expression-of-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein
#15
Yiyan Wang, Kaiming Yuan, Xiaoheng Li, Zhijian Su, Xingwang Li, Hongguo Guan, Ying Su, Hong-Shan Ge, Ren-Shan Ge
Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) has many physiological roles. However, its effects on Leydig cell development are still unclear. Rat immature and adult Leydig cells were cultured with different concentrations of LIF alone or in combination with luteinizing hormone (LH) for 24 h. LIF (1 and 10 ng/ml) significantly increased androgen production in immature Leydig cells, but had no effects on testosterone production in adult Leydig cells. Further studies revealed that LIF dose-dependently increased Star and Hsd17b3 expression levels in immature Leydig cells...
October 19, 2016: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681688/dysregulation-of-calcium-channels-decreases-parasecretion-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-in-rats-born-small-for-gestational-age
#16
Yan-Yan Jin, Meng-Zao He, Zhen-Yong Wu, Ke Huang, Ying Shen, Li Liang, Jian-Hua Mao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of intrauterine malnourishment in the development and function of pancreatic islet β-cells. METHODS: Whole-cell patch clamping was used to record voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC)-mediated currents. Insulin secretion was detected by measuring capacitance using a sequence of sine wave stimuli. VGCC currents and insulin secretion were measured in the small for gestational age (SGA) group treated with human recombinant growth hormone (hGH)...
September 29, 2016: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686612/plasma-ctgf-is-independently-related-to-an-increased-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-disease-the-smart-study
#17
Karin G Gerritsen, Lucas L Falke, Stefan H van Vuuren, Jan W Leeuwis, Roel Broekhuizen, Tri Q Nguyen, Gert Jan de Borst, Hendrik M Nathoe, Marianne C Verhaar, Robbert J Kok, Roel Goldschmeding, Frank L Visseren
AIMS: Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) plays a key role in tissue fibrogenesis and growing evidence indicates a pathogenic role in cardiovascular disease. Aim of this study is to investigate the association of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF/CCN2) with cardiovascular risk and mortality in patients with manifest vascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma CTGF was measured by ELISA in a prospective cohort study of 1227 patients with manifest vascular disease (mean age 59...
August 2016: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442780/targeting-the-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling-during-pre-implantation-development-in-embryos-of-cattle-sheep-and-goats
#18
Mehdi Hajian, Sayyed Morteza Hosseini, Somayyeh Ostadhosseini, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
Recently, application of chemical inhibitors against differentiation signaling pathways has improved establishment of mESCs. In this study, we applied inhibitors of TGF-β (SB431542) and BMP4 (Noggin) from cleavage to blastocyst stage in cattle, goat and sheep embryos. SB significantly decreases blastocyst rate and total cell number (TCN) in sheep blastocysts, whereas only TCN was significantly decreased in cattle blastocysts. In contrast to SB, Noggin significantly improved cattle blastocyst development but decreased TCN...
August 2016: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418111/comparative-evaluation-of-the-wound-healing-potency-of-recombinant-bfgf-and-ski-gene-therapy-in-rats
#19
Yan Peng, Ping Li, Zi-Ai Zhao, Lei Chen, Xiao-Guang Zhao, Xing Chen, Yan Zhao, Ren-Ping Xiong, Ya-Lei Ning, Nan Yang, Jian Ye, Yuan-Guo Zhou
We previously demonstrated that cellular Sloan-Kettering Institute (c-Ski) played a dual role, both promoting wound healing and alleviating scar formation. However, its mechanism and therapeutic effects are not clear, especially compared with widely used treatments, such as basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) administration. However, Ski treatment led to an even shorter healing time and a more significant reduction in scar area than bFGF treatment. The mechanism underlying this difference was related to a reduced inflammatory response, more rapid re-epithelialization, less collagen after healing and a greater reduction in the proportion of alpha-smooth muscle actin and SMemb-positive cells after Ski treatment...
August 2016: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27388576/contradicting-interplay-between-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-and-mir-486-5p-in-primary-nk-cells-and-hepatoma-cell-lines-with-a-contemporary-inhibitory-impact-on-hcc-tumor-progression
#20
Rana Ahmed Youness, Mai Atef Rahmoon, Reem Amr Assal, Asmaa Ibrahim Gomaa, Mohamed Tarif Hamza, Imam Waked, Hend Mohamed El Tayebi, Ahmed Ihab Abdelaziz
In this study, an impaired natural killer (NK) cell cytolytic activity in 135 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients parallel to a reduced expression level of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 in NK cells of HCC patients has been revealed. Ectopic expression of miR-486-5p, a direct upstream regulator of IGF-1, restored the endogenous level of IGF-1 in NK cells of HCC patients, thus augmenting its cytolytic activity against Huh7 cells in an opposite manner to the IGF-1 siRNAs. Unorthodoxly, over-expression of miR-486-5p in target hepatocytes resulted in the repression of IGF-1, suppression of Huh7 cells proliferation and viability in a similar pattern to the IGF-1 siRNAs...
August 2016: Growth Factors
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