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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627688/danger-recognizing-proteins-%C3%AE-defensin-128-and-histatin-3-as-potential-biomarkers-of-recurrent-coronary-events
#1
Madankumar Ghatge, Ankit Sharma, Sangeeta Maity, Vijay V Kakkar, Rajani Kanth Vangala
Conventional risk factors have limited ability to predict recurrent events in subjects with first-time coronary artery disease (CAD). This aim of this study was to identify novel biomarkers using comparative global proteome analysis to improve the risk assessment for recurrent coronary events. We used samples from phase-I of the Indian Atherosclerosis Research Study (IARS), consisting of 2,332 subjects, of whom 772 were CAD-affected subjects, including 152 with recurrent events identified during a 5-year follow-up period...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627608/silencing-of-lsd1-gene-modulates-histone-methylation-and-acetylation-and-induces-the-apoptosis-of-jeko-1-and-molt-4-cells
#2
Zhong-Kai Zou, Yi-Qun Huang, Yong Zou, Xu-Ke Zheng, Xu-Dong Ma
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) has been identified and biochemically characterized in epigenetics; however, the pathological roles of its dysfunction in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia remain to be elucidated. In this study, we evaluated LSD1, and histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4)me1 and H3K4me2 expression in patients with MCL and silenced LSD1 in JeKo‑1 and MOLT‑4 cells, in order to define its role in JeKo‑1 and MOLT‑4 cell proliferation and apoptosis. We retrospectively analyzed the protein expression of LSD1, and mono- and dimethylated H3K4 (H3K4me1 and H3K4me2), and cyclin D1 and Ki67 in 30 cases of MCL by immunohistochemistry...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627651/sox4-promotes-melanoma-cell-migration-and-invasion-though-the-activation-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#3
Qiong Cheng, Jinfeng Wu, Yaohua Zhang, Xiao Liu, Nan Xu, Fuguo Zuo, Jinhua Xu
SOX4 has been reported to be abnormally expressed in many types of cancer, including melanoma. However, its role in cell proliferation and metastasis remains controversial. In this study, SOX4 was downregulated or overexpressed in A375, A2058 and A875 melanoma cells by siRNA or lentivirus transfection, respectively. Cell metastasis was observed by Transwell assay. In an aim to elucidate the underlying mechanisms, we determined the expression of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) by real-time PCR assay and western blot analysis...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627638/meiotic-defects-and-decreased-expression-of-genes-located-around-the-chromosomal-breakpoint-in-the-testis-of-a-patient-with-a-novel-46-x-t-y-1-p11-3-p31-translocation
#4
Guangyuan Li, Furhan Iqbal, Liu Wang, Zhipeng Xu, Xiaoyan Che, Wen Yu, Liang Shi, Tonghang Guo, Guixiang Zhou, Xiaohua Jiang, Huan Zhang, Yuanwei Zhang, Dexin Yu
Balanced translocations are known to be associated with infertility, spontaneous abortions and birth defects in mammals. Spermatocyte spreading and immunostaining were applied to detect meiotic prophase I progression, homologous chromosome pairing, synapsis and recombination in an azoospermic reciprocal translocation 46,X,t(Y;1)(p11.3;p31) carrier. Histological examination of testicular sections revealed a severely reduced number of germ cells with no spermatids or sperm in the carrier. A significant reduction in XY recombination was observed in the patient...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627636/formulation-and-characterization-of-egcg-for-the-treatment-of-superficial-bladder-cancer
#5
Katarzyna Dettlaff, Maciej Stawny, Magdalena Ogrodowczyk, Anna Jelińska, Waldemar Bednarski, Dorota Wątróbska-Świetlikowska, Rick W Keck, Omar A Khan, Ibrahim H Mostafa, Jerzy Jankun
In the United States, the annual incidence of bladder cancer is approximately 70,000 new cases, with a mortality rate of approximately 15,000/year. The most common subtype (70%) of bladder cancer is superficial, namely hte non-muscle invasive disease form limited to the urothelium. The rate of progression and recurrence is up to 40 and 70%, respectively. Urothelial cell carcinoma of the bladder is typically treated with transurethral resection. The cancerous cells can float onto the adjacent epithelium, increasing the risk of recurrence...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627620/protective-effect-of-human-serum-amyloid-p-on-ccl4-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
#6
Min Cong, Weihua Zhao, Tianhui Liu, Ping Wang, Xu Fan, Qingling Zhai, Xiaoli Bao, Dong Zhang, Hong You, Tatiana Kisseleva, David A Brenner, Jidong Jia, Hui Zhuang
Human serum amyloid P (hSAP), a member of the pentraxin family, inhibits the activation of fibrocytes in culture and inhibits experimental renal, lung, skin and cardiac fibrosis. As hepatic inflammation is one of the causes of liver fibrosis, in the present study, we investigated the hepatoprotective effects of hSAP against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver injury. Our data indicated that hSAP attenuated hepatic histopathological abnormalities and significantly decreased inflammatory cell infiltration and pro-inflammatory factor expression...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627604/the-c-terminus-domain-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-stimulates-the-proliferation-of-mouse-foetal-hepatic-progenitor-cells-although-it-is-not-required-for-the-formation-of-spheroids
#7
Liming Yu, Shu Chen, Na Luo, Song He
The hepatitis B virus X (HBx) protein is an important factor in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The C-terminal region of HBx plays a major role in the replication of HBV. Notably, HBx promotes the expansion and tumourigenesis of hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) in mice. However, it remains unclear as to whether the C-terminal region of HBx is required for the stimulation fo the proliferation of mouse foetal HPCs (FHPCs). In our study, we used EpCAM+, CD133+ and CD49f+ FHPCs, which are bipotential clonogenic cells...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627599/hmox-1-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cell-line
#8
Xiaofeng Zhu, Shuichuan Huang, Lili Zeng, Jieyi Ma, Suhong Sun, Feng Zeng, Fanli Kong, Xiaoming Cheng
Epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a key mechanism underlying metastatic breast cancer. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an important role in EMT. Heme oxygenase‑1 (HMOX‑1) can reduce oxidative stress. However, the effect of HMOX‑1 on the EMT process in breast cancer cells is unknown. We treated the MCF‑7 breast cancer cell line with the HMOX‑1 inducer hemin and observed that hemin induced HMOX‑1 expression and inhibited migration, invasion and ROS generation in transforming growth factor‑β (TGF‑β)‑treated MCF‑7 cells using quantitative RT‑qPCR, western blotting, wound‑healing and cell invasion assays as well as fluorescent probe DCFDA...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627584/gastric-electrical-stimulation-improves-enteric-neuronal-survival
#9
Nian Wang, Kun Li, Shuangning Song, Jie Chen
Research and clinical experience with vagotomy have confirmed that damage to the central nervous system severely affects physiological movement in the gastrointestinal system. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of synchronized dual-pulse gastric electrical stimulation (SGES) on the apoptosis of enteric neurons and the possible pathways involved in these effects in vagotomized rats. For this purpose, Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into a control group, an early subdiaphragmatic vagotomized group (ESDV group), an early subdiaphragmatic vagotomized group with short-term SGES (ESDV + SSGES group), a terminal subdiaphragmatic vagotomized group (TSDV group) and a terminal subdiaphragmatic vagotomized group with long-term SGES (TSDV + LSGES group)...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627634/dtx3l-is-upregulated-in-glioma-and-is-associated-with-glioma-progression
#10
Peng Xu, Xuelei Tao, Chengjin Zhao, Qingfeng Huang, Hao Chang, Na Ban, Yuanqi Bei, Xiaojie Xia, Chaoyan Shen, Kun Wang, Li Xu, Peizhang Wu, Jianbing Ren, Donglin Wang
Gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). Due to the poor prognosis of glioma patients, it is urgent to develop more effective therapies. Deltex-3-like (DTX3L), also known as B-lymphoma and BAL-associated protein (BBAP), has been reported to play an important role in the progression of many tumors. This study aimed to investigate the clinical significance and biological function of DTX3L in human glioma. Clinically, the protein expression level of DTX3L is increased in glioma tissues compared with that observed in normal brain tissues...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627621/identification-of-different-macrophage-subpopulations-with-distinct-activities-in-a-mouse-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
#11
Yanji Zhu, Ling Zhang, Qing Lu, Yushuo Gao, Yujuan Cai, Ailing Sui, Ting Su, Xi Shen, Bing Xie
The aim of the present study was to characterize the phenotypic shift, quantity and role changes in different subgroups of retinal macrophages in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). The mRNA expression levels of macrophage M1 and M2 subgroup marker genes and polarization-associated genes were analyzed by RT-qPCR. The number of M1 and M2 macrophages in our mouse model of OIR was analyzed by flow cytometry at different time points during the progression of OIR. Immunofluorescence whole mount staining of the retinas of mice with OIR was performed at different time points to examine the influx of macrophages, as well as the morphological characteristics and roles of M1 and M2 macrophages...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627585/role-of-metadherin-in-estrogen-regulated-gene-expression
#12
Yujun Li, Jesus Gonzalez Bosquet, Shujie Yang, Kristina W Thiel, Yuping Zhang, Haitao Liu, Kimberly K Leslie, Xiangbing Meng
The disruption of estrogen signaling is widely associated with the development of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers. As a multifunctional mediator of carcinogenesis, metadherin (MTDH)/astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG-1) overexpression has been associated with numerous types of cancer, with reported roles in tumor initiation, proliferation, invasion, metastasis and chemoresistance. At the molecular level, MTDH has been shown to interact with proteins that drive tumorigenesis, including nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), promyelocytic leukaemia zinc finger (PLZF), BRCA2- and CDKN1A (p21Cip1/Waf-1/mda-6)-interacting protein α (BCCIPα) and staphylococcal nuclease and tudor domain containing 1 (SND1)...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627582/mir%C3%A2-27-inhibits-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-by-targeting-leptin-in-osteoarthritic-chondrocytes
#13
Bin Zhou, Hongwei Li, Jide Shi
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease. An increasing number of studies point to the role of microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) in the pathogenesis of OA. An earlier study suggested that miR‑27b was associated with OA; however, the precise mechanisms regarding the involvement of the miR‑27 in the progression of OA remain unclear. In the present study, we first analyzed the effects of miR‑27 on OA. In vitro, the degree of miR‑27 expression was decreased in chondrocytes obtained from patients with OA...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627637/lentiviral-vector-mediated-co-overexpression-of-vegf-and-bcl-2-improves-mesenchymal-stem-cell-survival-and-enhances-paracrine-effects-in%C3%A2-vitro
#14
Xiaobin Ni, Caiwen Ou, Jingbin Guo, Bei Liu, Jianwu Zhang, Zhiye Wu, Hekai Li, Minsheng Chen
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation has emerged as a promising therapy for ischemic heart disease; however, the low survival rate of transplanted cells limits their therapeutic efficacy. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the dual genetic modification of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and B‑cell lymphoma‑2 (Bcl‑2) confers a higher expression level of the target genes, better survival and a stronger paracrine effect in MSCs in an adverse environment than the modification of the individual genes...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627593/suppressive-effect-of-an-aqueous-extract-of-diospyros-kaki-calyx-on-dust-mite-extract-2-4-dinitrochlorobenzene-induced-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions
#15
Ju-Hee Yu, Meiling Jin, Young-Ae Choi, Na-Hee Jeong, Jeong-Sook Park, Tae-Yong Shin, Sang-Hyun Kim
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease, affecting 10-20% of individuals worldwide. Therefore, the discovery of drugs for treating AD is an attractive subject and important to human health. Diospyros kaki and Diospyros kaki (D. kaki) folium exert beneficial effects on allergic inflammation. However, the effect of D. kaki calyx on AD remains elusive. The present study evaluated the effects of an aqueous extract of D. kaki calyx (AEDKC) on AD-like skin lesions using mouse and keratinocyte models...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627583/deoxyactein-protects-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-against-methylglyoxal-induced-oxidative-cell-damage-by-the-upregulation-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis
#16
Kwang Sik Suh, Eun Mi Choi, Woon-Won Jung, Yu Jin Kim, Soo Min Hong, So Yong Park, Sang Youl Rhee, Suk Chon
Methylglyoxal (MG) is one of the major precursors of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are considered to be one of the causes of diabetes and its complications. The root and rhizomes of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) have long been used medicinally, and deoxyactein is one of its major constituents. In the present study, the protective effects of deoxyactein against MG-induced oxidative cell damage were investigated in insulin-producing pancreatic β-cells. We found that deoxyactein protected the pancreatic β-cells against MG-induced cell death...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627645/therapeutic-strategies-for-alcoholic-liver-disease-focusing-on-inflammation-and-fibrosis-review
#17
Hideto Kawaratani, Kei Moriya, Tadashi Namisaki, Masakazu Uejima, Mitsuteru Kitade, Kousuke Takeda, Yasushi Okura, Kousuke Kaji, Hiroaki Takaya, Norihisa Nishimura, Shinya Sato, Yasuhiko Sawada, Kenichiro Seki, Takuya Kubo, Akira Mitoro, Junichi Yamao, Hitoshi Yoshiji
Excessive alcohol consumption is the most common cause of liver disease in the world. Chronic alcohol abuse leads to liver damage, liver inflammation, fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α and interferon-γ, induce liver injury, which leads to the develo-pment of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Hepatoprotective cytokines, such as interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-10, are also associated with ALD. IL-6 improves ALD via the activation of STAT3 and the subsequent induction of a variety of hepatoprotective genes in hepatocytes...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627592/triptolide-exerts-protective-effects-against-fibrosis-following-ileocolonic-anastomosis-by-mechanisms-involving-the-mir-16-1-hsp70-pathway-in-il-10-deficient-mice
#18
Hong-Wei Hou, Jin-Min Wang, Dong Wang, Rong Wu, Zhen-Ling Ji
Surgeries, particularly ileocecal resection (ICR), are often required in the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD). However, recurrences are common for patients who undergo ICR, and anastomotic fibrosis is the main cause of re-operation. The present study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of triptolide (TPL) in ameliorating fibrosis following ileocolonic anastomosis. A model of IL‑10‑/‑ mice undergoing ICR was used to study postsurgical inflammation and fibrosis of anastomosis. For this purpsose, interleukin (IL)‑10‑/‑ mice were randomly divided into 3 groups as follows: the control group, the saline‑treated group subjected to ICR (ST‑ICR) and the TPL‑treated group subjected to ICR (TT‑ICR)...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586029/fangchinoline-suppresses-the-proliferation-invasion-and-tumorigenesis-of-human-osteosarcoma-cells-through-the-inhibition-of-pi3k-and-downstream-signaling-pathways
#19
Xiucheng Li, Zhifan Yang, Weiqi Han, Xuanyuan Lu, Songtao Jin, Wanlei Yang, Jianlei Li, Wei He, Yu Qian
Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor. Most patients diagnosed with osteosarcoma are less than 20 years of age. Osteosarcoma cells proliferate rapidly and invade other tissues. At present, neoadjuvant chemotherapy is the primary pharmacodynamic strategy to prevent the progression of osteosarcoma. However, adverse effects of this strategy limit its long‑term application. Previous research has shown that fangchinoline exerts antitumor effects on several types of tumor cells; however, its effect on osteosarcoma cells remains unknown...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586010/resveratrol-protects-against-l-arginine-induced-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis-in-mice-by-enhancing-sirt1-mediated-deacetylation-of-p53-and-heat-shock-factor-1
#20
Nian Wang, Fen Zhang, Liu Yang, Jiang Zou, Hao Wang, Ke Liu, Meidong Liu, Huali Zhang, Xianzhong Xiao, Kangkai Wang
Acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) is a common severe critical illness with a high mortality rate. Resveratrol, a polyphenol compound derived from various plants such as grape skin, peanut, berry and veratrum, exhibits multiple biological activities, especially potent anti‑inflammatory activity, but its effect on ANP has not yet been fully elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of resveratrol on L-arginine-induced ANP and the possible mechanisms. A mouse model of ANP was established by 2 hourly intraperitoneal injections of 8% L-arginine (4 g/kg)...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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