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Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215822/structural-and-functional-analysis-of-two-small-leucine-rich-repeat-proteoglycans-fibromodulin-and-chondroadherin
#1
Patricia Paracuellos, Sebastian Kalamajski, Arkadiusz Bonna, Dominique Bihan, Richard W Farndale, Erhard Hohenester
The small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs) are important regulators of extracellular matrix assembly and cell signalling. We have determined crystal structures at ~2.2 Å resolution of human fibromodulin and chondroadherin, two collagen-binding SLRPs. Their overall fold is similar to that of the prototypical SLRP, decorin, but unlike decorin neither fibromodulin nor chondroadherin forms a stable dimer. A previously identified binding site for integrin α2β1 maps to an α-helix in the C-terminal cap region of chondroadherin...
February 16, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192200/the-binding-capacity-of-%C3%AE-1%C3%AE-1-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-and-%C3%AE-10%C3%AE-1-integrins-depends-on-non-collagenous-surface-macromolecules-rather-than-the-collagens-in-cartilage-fibrils
#2
Christian Woltersdorf, Melanie Bonk, Birgit Leitinger, Mikko Huhtala, Jarmo Käpylä, Jyrki Heino, Christian Gil Girol, Stephan Niland, Johannes A Eble, Peter Bruckner, Rita Dreier, Uwe Hansen
Interactions of cells with supramolecular aggregates of the extracellular matrix (ECM) are mediated, in part, by cell surface receptors of the integrin family. These are important molecular components of cell surface-suprastructures regulating cellular activities in general. A subfamily of β1-integrins with von Willebrand-factor A-like domains (I-domains) in their α-chains can bind to collagen molecules and, therefore, are considered as important cellular mechano-receptors. Here we show that chondrocytes strongly bind to cartilage collagens in the form of individual triple helical molecules but very weakly to fibrils formed by the same molecules...
February 10, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126522/stromal-microenvironment-in-type-vii-collagen-deficient-skin-the-ground-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-development
#3
REVIEW
Liliana Guerra, Teresa Odorisio, Giovanna Zambruno, Daniele Castiglia
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a skin fragility disease caused by mutations that affect the function and/or the amount of type VII collagen (C7), the major component of anchoring fibrils. Hallmarks of RDEB are unremitting blistering and chronic wounds leading to tissue fibrosis and scarring. Nearly all patients with severe RDEB develop highly metastatic squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) which are the main cause of death. Accumulating evidence from a murine RDEB model and human RDEB cells demonstrates that lack of C7 also directly alters the wound healing process...
January 23, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126521/hs3st1-genotype-regulates-antithrombin-s-inflammomodulatory-tone-and-associates-with-atherosclerosis
#4
Nicole C Smits, Takashi Kobayashi, Pratyaksh K Srivastava, Sladjana Skopelja, Julianne A Ivy, Dustin J Elwood, Radu V Stan, Gregory J Tsongalis, Frank W Sellke, Peter L Gross, Michael D Cole, James T DeVries, Aaron V Kaplan, John F Robb, Scott M Williams, Nicholas W Shworak
The HS3ST1 gene controls endothelial cell production of HS(AT+) - a form of heparan sulfate containing a specific pentasaccharide motif that binds the anticoagulant protein antithrombin (AT). HS(AT+) has long been thought to act as an endogenous anticoagulant; however, coagulation was normal in Hs3st1(-/-) mice that have greatly reduced HS(AT+) (HajMohammadi et al., 2003). This finding indicates that HS(AT+) is not essential for AT's anticoagulant activity. To determine if HS(AT+) is involved in AT's poorly understood inflammomodulatory activities, Hs3st1(-/-) and Hs3st1(+/+) mice were subjected to a model of acute septic shock...
January 23, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109697/fibronectin-fibrils-regulate-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#5
Lauren A Griggs, Nadiah T Hassan, Roshni S Malik, Brian P Griffin, Brittany A Martinez, Lynne W Elmore, Christopher A Lemmon
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is a dynamic process through which epithelial cells transdifferentiate from an epithelial phenotype into a mesenchymal phenotype. Previous studies have demonstrated that both mechanical signaling and soluble growth factor signaling facilitate this process. One possible point of integration for mechanical and growth factor signaling is the extracellular matrix. Here we investigate the role of the extracellular matrix (ECM) protein fibronectin (FN) in this process. We demonstrate that inhibition of FN fibrillogenesis blocks activation of the Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGF-β) signaling pathway via Smad2 signaling, decreases cell migration and ultimately leads to inhibition of EMT...
January 19, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062282/coupling-of-vinculin-to-f-actin-demands-syndecan-4-proteoglycan
#6
R P Cavalheiro, M A Lima, T R Jarrouge-Bouças, G M Viana, C C Lopes, V J Coulson-Thomas, J L Dreyfuss, E A Yates, I L S Tersariol, H B Nader
Syndecans are heparan sulfate proteoglycans characterized as transmembrane receptors that act cooperatively with the cell surface and extracellular matrix proteins. Syn4 knockdown was performed in order to address its role in endothelial cells (EC) behavior. Normal EC and shRNA-Syn4-EC cells were studied comparatively using complementary confocal, super-resolution and non-linear microscopic techniques. Confocal and super-resolution microscopy revealed that Syn4 knockdown alters the level and arrangement of essential proteins for focal adhesion, evidenced by the decoupling of vinculin from F-actin filaments...
January 3, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043890/integrin-alpha6-maintains-the-structural-integrity-of-the-kidney-collecting-system
#7
Olga M Viquez, Eugenia M Yazlovitskaya, Tianxiang Tu, Glenda Mernaugh, Pablo Secades, Karen K McKee, Elizabeth Georges-Labouesse, Adele De Arcangelis, Vito Quaranta, Peter Yurchenco, Leslie C Gewin, Arnoud Sonnenberg, Ambra Pozzi, Roy Zent
Laminins are a major constituent of the basement membranes of the kidney collecting system. Integrins, transmembrane receptors formed by non-covalently bound α and β subunits, serve as laminin receptors, but their role in development and homeostasis of the kidney collecting system is poorly defined. Integrin α3β1, one of the major laminin receptors, plays a minor role in kidney collecting system development, while the role of α6 containing integrins (α6β1 and α6β4), the other major laminin receptors, is unknown...
December 30, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043889/emt-induced-by-egf-and-wounding-activates-hyaluronan-synthesis-machinery-and-ev-shedding-in-rat-primary-mesothelial-cells
#8
Ville Koistinen, Kai Härkönen, Riikka Kärnä, Uma Thanigai Arasu, Sanna Oikari, Kirsi Rilla
The mesothelium is a membrane that forms the lining of several body cavities. It is composed of simple squamous mesothelial cells that secrete a glycosaminoglycan-rich lubricating fluid between inner organs. One of the most abundant glycosaminoglycans of those fluids is hyaluronan, which is synthesized on a plasma membrane and especially on apical filopodia of cultured cells. Our recent study showed that similar hyaluronan-rich protrusions are found in mesothelial lining in vivo, which suggests that hyaluronan synthesis in plasma membrane protrusions is a general process...
December 30, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040522/the-nature-and-biology-of-basement-membranes
#9
REVIEW
Ambra Pozzi, Peter D Yurchenco, Renato V Iozzo
Basement membranes are delicate, nanoscale and pliable sheets of extracellular matrices that often act as linings or partitions in organisms. Previously considered as passive scaffolds segregating polarized cells, such as epithelial or endothelial cells, from the underlying mesenchyme, basement membranes have now reached the center stage of biology. They play a multitude of roles from blood filtration to muscle homeostasis, from storing growth factors and cytokines to controlling angiogenesis and tumor growth, from maintaining skin integrity and neuromuscular structure to affecting adipogenesis and fibrosis...
December 28, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025167/force-dependent-breaching-of-the-basement-membrane
#10
REVIEW
Tammy T Chang, Dhruv Thakar, Valerie M Weaver
Clinically, non-invasive carcinomas are confined to the epithelial side of the basement membrane and are classified as benign, whereas invasive cancers invade through the basement membrane and thereby acquire the potential to metastasize. Recent findings suggest that, in addition to protease-mediated degradation and chemotaxis-stimulated migration, basement membrane invasion by malignant cells is significantly influenced by the stiffness of the associated interstitial extracellular matrix and the contractility of the tumor cells that is dictated in part by their oncogenic genotype...
December 23, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011198/cell-autonomous-antxr1-mediated-regulation-of-extracellular-matrix-components-in-primary-fibroblasts
#11
Kai Hu, Bjorn R Olsen, Tatiana Y Besschetnova
Our previous studies of Antxr1 knockout mice suggested that fibrotic skin abnormalities in these mice are associated with increased VEGF signaling. Here, based on studies of primary fibroblasts isolated from skin of Antx1+/+ and Antxr1-/- mice at embryonic stage E17.5 and postnatal day P49, we conclude that increased Col1a1 and Fn1 expression in Antxr1-deficient fibroblasts is partly mediated by a cell-autonomous ANTXR1-dependent mechanism. In turn, this may act in parallel with VEGF-dependent regulation of collagen type I and fibronectin production...
December 20, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007568/hyaluronic-acid-decreases-the-mechanical-stability-but-increases-the-lytic-resistance-of-fibrin-matrices
#12
Erzsébet Komorowicz, Nóra Balázs, Zoltán Varga, László Szabó, Attila Bóta, Krasimir Kolev
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a large, non-sulfated glucosaminoglycan abundantly present at sites where fibrin is also formed (during wound healing, in arterial restenotic lesions and eroded atherosclerotic plaques). The aim of the present study was to characterize the structure of composite fibrin-HA clots with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), pressure-driven permeation and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and their viscoelastic properties with an oscillation rheometer. In addition the efficiency of fibrinolysis in these clots was investigated by kinetic turbidimetric and chromogenic assays for dissolution of fibrin and plasminogen activation by tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA)...
December 19, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988350/quantitative-proteomics-analysis-of-cartilage-response-to-mechanical-injury-and-cytokine-treatment
#13
Yang Wang, Yang Li, Areej Khabut, Susan Chubinskaya, Alan J Grodzinsky, Patrik Önnerfjord
Mechanical damage at the time of joint injury and the ensuing inflammatory response associated with elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the synovial fluid, are reported to contribute to the progression to osteoarthritis after injury. In this exploratory study, we used a targeted proteomics approach to follow the progression of matrix degradation in response to mechanical damage and cytokine treatment of human knee cartilage explants, and thereby to study potential molecular biomarkers. This proteomics approach allowed us to unambiguously identify and quantify multiple peptides and proteins in the cartilage medium and explants upon treatment with ±injurious compression ±cytokines, treatments that mimic the earliest events in post-traumatic OA...
December 15, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964993/laminin-is-instructive-and-calmodulin-dependent-kinase-ii-is-non-permissive-for-the-formation-of-complex-aggregates-of-acetylcholine-receptors-on-myotubes-in-culture
#14
Raphael Vezina-Audette, Mathieu Tremblay, Salvatore Carbonetto
Previous work has shown that myotubes cultured on laminin-coated substrates form complex aggregates of synaptic proteins that are similar in shape and composition to neuromuscular junctions (NMJs). Here we show that laminin instructs the location of complex aggregates which form only on the lower surface when laminin is coated onto culture dishes but over the entire cell when laminin is added in solution. Silencing of myotubes by agents that block electrical activity (tetrodotoxin, verapamil) or by inhibitors of calmodulin dependent kinase (CaMKII) render the myotube permissive for the formation of complex aggregates...
December 10, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932299/provisional-matrix-a-role-for-versican-and-hyaluronan
#15
REVIEW
Thomas N Wight
Hyaluronan and versican are extracellular matrix (ECM) components that are enriched in the provisional matrices that form during the early stages of development and disease. These two molecules interact to create pericellular "coats" and "open space" that facilitate cell sorting, proliferation, migration, and survival. Such complexes also impact the recruitment of leukocytes during development and in the early stages of disease. Once thought to be inert components of the ECM that help hold cells together, it is now quite clear that they play important roles in controlling cell phenotype, shaping tissue response to injury and maintaining tissue homeostasis...
December 6, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915093/discoidin-domain-receptor-1-kinase-activity-is-required-for-regulating-collagen-iv-synthesis
#16
Corina M Borza, Yan Su, Truc-Linh Tran, Ling Yu, Nick Steyns, Kayla J Temple, Marcin J Skwark, Jens Meiler, Craig W Lindsley, Brennan R Hicks, Birgit Leitinger, Roy Zent, Ambra Pozzi
Discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) is a receptor tyrosine kinase that binds to and is activated by collagens. DDR1 expression increases following kidney injury and accumulating evidence suggests that it contributes to the progression of injury. To this end, deletion of DDR1 is beneficial in ameliorating kidney injury induced by angiotensin infusion, unilateral ureteral obstruction, or nephrotoxic nephritis. Most of the beneficial effects observed in the DDR1-null mice are attributed to reduced inflammatory cell infiltration to the site of injury, suggesting that DDR1 plays a pro-inflammatory effect...
December 1, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913195/breast-cancer-derived-extracellular-vesicles-stimulate-myofibroblast-differentiation-and-pro-angiogenic-behavior-of-adipose-stem-cells
#17
Young Hye Song, Christine Warncke, Sung Jin Choi, Siyoung Choi, Aaron E Chiou, Lu Ling, Han-Yuan Liu, Susan Daniel, Marc A Antonyak, Richard A Cerione, Claudia Fischbach
Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are abundantly present in the mammary microenvironment and can promote breast cancer malignancy by differentiating into myofibroblasts. However, it remains largely unclear which role tumor-derived extracellular vesicles (TEVs) play in this process. Here, we used microfabricated, type I collagen-based 3-D tissue culture platforms to investigate the effect of breast cancer cell-derived TEVs on ASCs myofibroblast differentiation and consequential changes in extracellular matrix remodeling and vascular sprouting...
November 29, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914520/matrix-biologists-in-action
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December 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27363389/bmp1-like-proteinases-are-essential-to-the-structure-and-wound-healing-of-skin
#19
Alison M Muir, Dawiyat Massoudi, Ngon Nguyen, Douglas R Keene, Se-Jin Lee, David E Birk, Jeffrey M Davidson, M Peter Marinkovich, Daniel S Greenspan
Closely related extracellular metalloproteinases bone morphogenetic protein 1 (BMP1) and mammalian Tolloid-like 1 (mTLL1) are co-expressed in various tissues and have been suggested to have overlapping roles in the biosynthetic processing of extracellular matrix components. Early lethality of mice null for the BMP1 gene Bmp1 or the mTLL1 gene Tll1 has impaired in vivo studies of these proteinases. To overcome issues of early lethality and functional redundancy we developed the novel BT(KO) mouse strain, with floxed Bmp1 and Tll1 alleles, for induction of postnatal, simultaneous ablation of the two genes...
December 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27353258/igf-i-egf-and-e2-signaling-crosstalk-through-igf-ir-conduit-point-affects-breast-cancer-cell-adhesion
#20
Kallirroi Voudouri, Dragana Nikitovic, Aikaterini Berdiaki, Dimitris Kletsas, Nikos K Karamanos, George N Tzanakakis
Epidermal growth factor (EGF)/insulin like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and Estradiol (E2) can regulate biological functions of hormone-dependent tumor cells. Fibronectin (FN) is a large glycoprotein abundantly expressed in breast cancer extracellular matrices (ECMs) postulated to be a marker of aggressiveness during cancer pathogenesis. In this study we demonstrate that IGF-I/EGF as well E2 strongly increase the adhesion of the MCF-7 breast cancer cells onto FN. Moreover, IGF-IR is necessary for the IGF-I-/EGF- and E2-induced cell adhesion...
December 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
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