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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29925307/an-easy-to-build-and-re-usable-microfluidic-system-for-live-cell-imaging
#1
Julien Babic, Laurent Griscom, Jeremy Cramer, Damien Coudreuse
BACKGROUND: Real-time monitoring of cellular responses to dynamic changes in their environment or to specific treatments has become central to cell biology. However, when coupled to live-cell imaging, such strategies are difficult to implement with precision and high time resolution, and the simultaneous alteration of multiple parameters is a major challenge. Recently, microfluidics has provided powerful solutions for such analyses, bringing an unprecedented level of control over the conditions and the medium in which cells under microscopic observation are grown...
June 20, 2018: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29921218/a-comparison-of-lkb1-ampk-mtor-metabolic-axis-response-to-global-ischaemia-in-brain-heart-liver-and-kidney-in-a-rat-model-of-cardiac-arrest
#2
Shohreh Majd, John H T Power, Timothy K Chataway, Hugh J M Grantham
BACKGROUND: Cellular energy failure in high metabolic rate organs is one of the underlying causes for many disorders such as neurodegenerative diseases, cardiomyopathies, liver and renal failures. In the past decade, numerous studies have discovered the cellular axis of LKB1/AMPK/mTOR as an essential modulator of cell homeostasis in response to energy stress. Through regulating adaptive mechanisms, this axis adjusts the energy availability to its demand by a systematized control on metabolism...
June 19, 2018: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879899/the-c-terminus-of-the-oncoprotein-tgat-is-necessary-for-plasma-membrane-association-and-efficient-rhoa-mediated-signaling
#3
J van Unen, D Botman, T Yin, Y I Wu, M A Hink, T W J Gadella, M Postma, J Goedhart
BACKGROUND: Rho guanine exchange factors (RhoGEFs) control cellular processes such as migration, adhesion and proliferation. Alternative splicing of the RhoGEF Trio produces TGAT. The RhoGEF TGAT is an oncoprotein with constitutive RhoGEF activity. We investigated whether the subcellular location of TGAT is critical for its RhoGEF activity. METHODS: Since plasma membrane associated RhoGEFs are particularly effective at activating RhoA, plasma membrane localization of TGAT was examined...
June 7, 2018: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673312/overexpression-of-contactin-1-promotes-growth-migration-and-invasion-in-hs578t-breast-cancer-cells
#4
Nan Chen, Sai He, Jie Geng, Zhang-Jun Song, Pi-Hua Han, Juan Qin, Zheng Zhao, Yong-Chun Song, Hu-Xia Wang, Cheng-Xue Dang
BACKGROUND: Contactin1 (CNTN1) has been shown to play an important role in the invasion and metastasis of several tumors; however, the role of CNTN1 in breast cancer has not been fully studied. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of CNTN1 in regulating tumor growth, migration and invasion in breast cancer. RESULTS: To investigate its function, CNTN1 was expressed in Hs578T cells. CNTN1 expression was confirmed by western blot, immunohistochemistry and real-time RT-PCR...
April 19, 2018: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625551/foreskin-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-with-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-isolation-and-gene-profiling
#5
Mehdi Najar, Emerence Crompot, Leo A van Grunsven, Laurent Dollé, Laurence Lagneaux
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) become an attractive research topic because of their crucial roles in tissue repair and regenerative medicine. Foreskin is considered as a valuable tissue source containing immunotherapeutic MSCs (FSK-MSCs). RESULTS: In this work, we used aldehyde dehydrogenase activity (ALDH) assay (ALDEFLUOR™) to isolate and therefore characterize subsets of FSK-MSCs. According to their ALDH activity, we were able to distinguish and sort by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) two subsets of FSK-MSCs (referred as ALDH+ and ALDH- )...
April 6, 2018: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544440/role-of-the-hiv-1-envelope-transmembrane-domain-in-intracellular-sorting
#6
Jackie Perrin, Aurélie Bary, Alexandre Vernay, Pierre Cosson
BACKGROUND: The envelope protein of lentiviruses are type I transmembrane proteins, and their transmembrane domain contains conserved potentially charged residues. This highly unusual feature would be expected to cause endoplasmic reticulum (ER) localization. The aim of this study was to determine by which means the HIV-1 Env protein is transported to the cell surface although its transmembrane domain contains a conserved arginine residue. RESULTS: We expressed various chimeric proteins and analyzed the influence of their transmembrane domain on their intracellular localization...
March 15, 2018: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523096/separation-of-functionally-divergent-muscle-precursor-cell-populations-from-porcine-juvenile-muscles-by-discontinuous-percoll-density-gradient-centrifugation
#7
Claudia Miersch, Katja Stange, Monika Röntgen
BACKGROUND: Satellite cells (SC) and their descendants, muscle precursor cells (MPC), play a key role in postnatal muscle development, regeneration, and plasticity. Several studies have provided evidence that SC and MPC represent a heterogeneous population differing in their biochemical and functional properties. The identification and characterization of functionally divergent SC subpopulations should help to reveal the precise involvement of SC/MPC in these myogenic processes. The aim of the present work was therefore to separate SC subpopulations by using Percoll gradients and to characterize their myogenic marker profiles and their functional properties (adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation)...
March 9, 2018: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433423/microrna-17-5p-aggravates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-injury-in-nasal-epithelial-cells-by-targeting-smad7
#8
Nan Huang, Wenjing Li, Xiaolong Wang, Shanshan Qi
BACKGROUND: Globally, rhinitis is one of the most common chronic disorders. Despite availability of drugs to manage the symptomatology of rhinitis, researchers still focus on identification of novel molecular targets for better management. MicroRNAs are implicated in many biological and pathological processes. However, the role of miR-17-5p in rhinitis remains unexplored. This study aimed to explore the role of miR-17-5p in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced injury of nasal epithelial RPMI2650 cells and to elucidate the possible underlying molecular mechanism...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246104/mechanically-tuned-3-dimensional-hydrogels-support-human-mammary-fibroblast-growth-and-viability
#9
Kathryn Woods, Catlyn Thigpen, Jennifer Peyling Wang, Hana Park, Abigail Hielscher
BACKGROUND: Carcinoma associated fibroblasts (CAFs or myofibroblasts) are activated fibroblasts which participate in breast tumor growth, angiogenesis, invasion, metastasis and therapy resistance. As such, recent efforts have been directed toward understanding the factors responsible for activation of the phenotype. In this study, we have investigated how changes in the mechanical stiffness of a 3D hydrogel alter the behavior and myofibroblast-like properties of human mammary fibroblasts (HMFs)...
December 16, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216821/molecular-targets-and-signaling-pathways-regulated-by-nuclear-translocation-of-syndecan-1
#10
Tünde Szatmári, Filip Mundt, Ashish Kumar-Singh, Lena Möbus, Rita Ötvös, Anders Hjerpe, Katalin Dobra
BACKGROUND: The cell-surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan syndecan-1 is important for tumor cell proliferation, migration, and cell cycle regulation in a broad spectrum of malignancies. Syndecan-1, however, also translocates to the cell nucleus, where it might regulate various molecular functions. RESULTS: We used a fibrosarcoma model to dissect the functions of syndecan-1 related to the nucleus and separate them from functions related to the cell-surface. Nuclear translocation of syndecan-1 hampered the proliferation of fibrosarcoma cells compared to the mutant lacking nuclear localization signal...
December 8, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141582/a-novel-interaction-between-kinase-activities-in-regulation-of-cilia-formation
#11
Nicole DeVaul, Katerina Koloustroubis, Rong Wang, Ann O Sperry
BACKGROUND: The primary cilium is an extension of the cell membrane that encloses a microtubule-based axoneme. Primary cilia are essential for transmission of environmental cues that determine cell fate. Disruption of primary cilia function is the molecular basis of numerous developmental disorders. Despite their biological importance, the mechanisms governing their assembly and disassembly are just beginning to be understood. Cilia growth and disassembly are essential events when cells exit and reenter into the cell cycle...
November 15, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137597/reduction-of-pluripotent-gene-expression-in-murine-embryonic-stem-cells-exposed-to-mechanical-loading-or-cyclo-rgd-peptide
#12
Olesja Hazenbiller, Neil A Duncan, Roman J Krawetz
BACKGROUND: Self-renewal and differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) is directed by biological and/or physical cues that regulate multiple signaling cascades. We have previously shown that mESCs seeded in a type I collagen matrix demonstrate a loss of pluripotent marker expression and differentiate towards an osteogenic lineage. In this study, we examined if this effect was mediated in part through Arginylglycylaspartic acid (RGD) dependent integrin activity and/or mechano-transduction...
November 14, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041897/small-molecule-modulation-of-splicing-factor-expression-is-associated-with-rescue-from-cellular-senescence
#13
Eva Latorre, Vishal C Birar, Angela N Sheerin, J Charles C Jeynes, Amy Hooper, Helen R Dawe, David Melzer, Lynne S Cox, Richard G A Faragher, Elizabeth L Ostler, Lorna W Harries
BACKGROUND: Altered expression of mRNA splicing factors occurs with ageing in vivo and is thought to be an ageing mechanism. The accumulation of senescent cells also occurs in vivo with advancing age and causes much degenerative age-related pathology. However, the relationship between these two processes is opaque. Accordingly we developed a novel panel of small molecules based on resveratrol, previously suggested to alter mRNA splicing, to determine whether altered splicing factor expression had potential to influence features of replicative senescence...
October 17, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851291/honokiol-improved-chondrogenesis-and-suppressed-inflammation-in-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-blocking-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#14
Hao Wu, Zhanhai Yin, Ling Wang, Feng Li, Yusheng Qiu
BACKGROUND: Cartilage degradation is the significant pathological process in osteoarthritis (OA). Inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-1β (IL-1β), activate various downstream mediators contributing to OA pathology. Recently, stem cell-based cartilage repair emerges as a potential therapeutic strategy that being widely studied, whereas, the outcome is still far from clinical application. In this study, we focused on an anti-inflammatory agent, honokiol, which is isolated from an herb, investigated the potential effects on human umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) in IL-1β stimulation...
August 29, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851289/coral-cell-separation-and-isolation-by-fluorescence-activated-cell-sorting-facs
#15
Benyamin Rosental, Zhanna Kozhekbaeva, Nathaniel Fernhoff, Jonathan M Tsai, Nikki Traylor-Knowles
BACKGROUND: Generalized methods for understanding the cell biology of non-model species are quite rare, yet very much needed. In order to address this issue, we have modified a technique traditionally used in the biomedical field for ecological and evolutionary research. Fluorescent activated cell sorting (FACS) is often used for sorting and identifying cell populations. In this study, we developed a method to identify and isolate different cell populations in corals and other cnidarians...
August 29, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851287/epha-receptors-and-ephrin-a-ligands-are-upregulated-by-monocytic-differentiation-maturation-and-promote-cell-adhesion-and-protrusion-formation-in-hl60-monocytes
#16
Midori Mukai, Norihiko Suruga, Noritaka Saeki, Kazushige Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Eph signaling is known to induce contrasting cell behaviors such as promoting and inhibiting cell adhesion/spreading by altering F-actin organization and influencing integrin activities. We have previously demonstrated that EphA2 stimulation by ephrin-A1 promotes cell adhesion through interaction with integrins and integrin ligands in two monocyte/macrophage cell lines. Although mature mononuclear leukocytes express several members of the EphA/ephrin-A subclass, their expression has not been examined in monocytes undergoing during differentiation and maturation...
August 29, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778152/erratum-to-cladosporol-a-triggers-apoptosis-sensitivity-by-ros-mediated-autophagic-flux-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Mytre Koul, Ashok Kumar, Ramesh Deshidi, Vishal Sharma, Rachna D Singh, Jasvinder Singh, Parduman Raj Sharma, Bhahwal Ali Shah, Sundeep Jaglan, Shashank Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 4, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728544/cladosporol-a-triggers-apoptosis-sensitivity-by-ros-mediated-autophagic-flux-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Mytre Koul, Ashok Kumar, Ramesh Deshidi, Vishal Sharma, Rachna D Singh, Jasvinder Singh, Parduman Raj Sharma, Bhahwal Ali Shah, Sundeep Jaglan, Shashank Singh
BACKGROUND: Endophytes have proven to be an invaluable resource of chemically diverse secondary metabolites that act as excellent lead compounds for anticancer drug discovery. Here we report the promising cytotoxic effects of Cladosporol A (HPLC purified >98%) isolated from endophytic fungus Cladosporium cladosporioides collected from Datura innoxia. Cladosporol A was subjected to in vitro cytotoxicity assay against NCI60 panel of human cancer cells using MTT assay. We further investigated the molecular mechanism(s) of Cladosporol A induced cell death in human breast (MCF-7) cancer cells...
July 20, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705199/the-m-phase-specific-hyperphosphorylation-of-staufen2-involved-the-cyclin-dependent-kinase-cdk1
#19
Rémy Beaujois, Elizabeth Ottoni, Xin Zhang, Christina Gagnon, Sami HSine, Stéphanie Mollet, Wildriss Viranaicken, Luc DesGroseillers
BACKGROUND: Staufen2 (STAU2) is an RNA-binding protein involved in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. This protein was shown to be required for organ formation and cell differentiation. Although STAU2 functions have been reported in neuronal cells, its role in dividing cells remains deeply uncharacterized. Especially, its regulation during the cell cycle is completely unknown. RESULTS: In this study, we showed that STAU2 isoforms display a mitosis-specific slow migration pattern on SDS-gels in all tested transformed and untransformed cell lines...
July 14, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549413/external-magnetic-field-promotes-homing-of-magnetized-stem-cells-following-subcutaneous-injection
#20
Yu Meng, Changzhen Shi, Bo Hu, Jian Gong, Xing Zhong, Xueyin Lin, Xinju Zhang, Jun Liu, Cong Liu, Hao Xu
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal cells that have the ability to self-renew and migrate to sites of pathology. In vivo tracking of MSCs provides insights into both, the underlying mechanisms of MSC transformation and their potential as gene delivery vehicles. The aim of our study was to assess the ability of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs)-labeled Wharton's Jelly of the human umbilical cord-derived MSCs (WJ-MSCs) to carry the green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene to cutaneous injury sites in a murine model...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
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