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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332174/a-friend-in-knee-ccn3-may-inhibit-osteoarthritis-progression
#1
Alex Peidl
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major clinical problem among the ageing population, yet no disease-modifying treatments currently exist. This issue arises, in part, due to the complex processes occurring in the microenvironment of articular cartilage that lead to osteoarthritic changes. Gaining a better understanding of these processes is crucial in developing a viable therapy for OA. A recent report in Journal of Bone Mineral Metabolism by Janune et al. (J Bone Miner Metab 35:582-597, 2016) suggests a novel role for CCN3 in maintaining the differentiated phenotype of articular cartilage...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330773/mechanistic-regulation-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-through-ras-signaling-pathway-and-therapeutic-implications-in-human-cancer
#2
REVIEW
Kiran Tripathi, Minal Garg
RAS effector signaling instead of being simple, unidirectional and linear cascade, is actually recognized as highly complex and dynamic signaling network. RAF-MEK-ERK cascade, being at the center of complex signaling network, links to multiple scaffold proteins through feed forward and feedback mechanisms and dynamically regulate tumor initiation and progression. Three isoforms of Ras harbor mutations in a cell and tissue specific manner. Besides mutations, their epigenetic silencing also attributes them to exhibit oncogenic activities...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305692/cd99-at-the-crossroads-of-physiology-and-pathology
#3
REVIEW
Michela Pasello, Maria Cristina Manara, Katia Scotlandi
CD99 is a cell surface protein with unique features and only partly defined mechanisms of action. This molecule is involved in crucial biological processes, including cell adhesion, migration, death, differentiation and diapedesis, and it influences processes associated with inflammation, immune responses and cancer. CD99 is frequently overexpressed in many types of tumors, particularly pediatric tumors including Ewing sarcoma and specific subtypes of leukemia. Engagement of CD99 induces the death of malignant cells through non-conventional mechanisms...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275459/sulfatase-1-knockdown-promotes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-aggressive-behavior-of-murine-hepatocarcinoma-hca-p-cells-through-up-regulation-of-mesothelin
#4
Salma Abdi Mahmoud, Mohammed Mohammed Ibrahim, Ahmed Hago Musa, Yuhong Huang, Jun Zhang, Jingwen Wang, Yuanyi Wei, Li Wang, Shunting Zhou, Boyi Xin, Wei Xuan, Jianwu Tang
Our previous study (Oncotarget 2016; 7:46) demonstrated that the over-expression of sulfatase-1 in murine hepatocarcinoma Hca-F cell line (a murine HCC cell with lymph node metastatic [LNM] rate of >75%) downregulates mesothelin and leads to reduction in lymphatic metastasis, both in vitro and in vivo. In current work, we investigated the effects of Sulf-1 knockdown on mesothelin (Msln) and it's effects on the in vitro cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and in vivo tumor growth and LNM rate for Hca-P cells (a murine HCC cell with LNM rate of <25%)...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29264709/integration-of-pro-and-anti-angiogenic-signals-by-endothelial-cells
#5
REVIEW
Shideh Kazerounian, Jack Lawler
Angiogenesis or neovascularization is a complex multi-step physiological process that occurs throughout life both in normal tissues and in disease. It is tightly regulated by the balance between pro-angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors. The angiogenic switch has been identified as the key step during tumor progression in which the balance between pro-angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors leans toward pro-angiogenic stimuli promoting the progression of tumors from dormancy to dysplasia and ultimately malignancy...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260442/cellular-senescence-in-the-aging-and-diseased-kidney
#6
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F A Valentijn, L L Falke, T Q Nguyen, Roel Goldschmeding
The program of cellular senescence is involved in both the G1 and G2 phase of the cell cycle, limiting G1/S and G2/M progression respectively, and resulting in prolonged cell cycle arrest. Cellular senescence is involved in normal wound healing. However, multiple organs display increased senescent cell numbers both during natural aging and after injury, suggesting that senescent cells can have beneficial as well as detrimental effects in organismal aging and disease. Also in the kidney, senescent cells accumulate in various compartments with advancing age and renal disease...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29256171/multiple-enhancer-regions-govern-the-transcription-of-ccn2-during-embryonic-development
#7
Stephanie L Frost, Ke Liu, Ian M H Li, Blandine Poulet, Eithne Comerford, Sarah De Val, George Bou-Gharios
CCN2 is a critical matricellular protein that is expressed in several cells with major implications in physiology and different pathologies. However, the transcriptional regulation of this gene remains obscure. We used the Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements browser (ENCODE) to visualise the region spanning from 300 kb upstream to the CCN2 start site in silico in order to identify enhancer regions that regulate transcription of this gene. Selection was based on three criteria associated with enhancer regions: 1) H3K4me1 and H3K27ac histone modifications, 2) DNase I hypersensitivity of chromatin and 3) inter-species conservation...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250740/blockade-of-bradykinin-receptors-worsens-the-dystrophic-phenotype-of-mdx-mice-differential-effects-for-b1-and-b2-receptors
#8
María José Acuña, Daniela Salas, Adriana Córdova-Casanova, Meilyn Cruz-Soca, Carlos Céspedes, Carlos P Vio, Enrique Brandan
The Kallikrein Kinin System (KKS) is a vasoactive peptide system with known functions in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis, renal function and blood pressure. The main effector peptide of KKS is Bradykinin (BK). This ligand has two receptors: a constitutive B2 receptor (B2R), which has been suggested to have anti-fibrotic effects in renal and cardiac models of fibrosis; and the inducible B1 receptor (B1R), whose expression is induced by damage and inflammation. Inflammation and fibrosis are hallmarks of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), therefore we hypothesized that the KKS may play a role in this disease...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247377/ccn5-wisp2-and-metabolic-diseases
#9
REVIEW
John R Grünberg, Johannes Elvin, Alexandra Paul, Shahram Hedjazifar, Ann Hammarstedt, Ulf Smith
Obesity and type 2 diabetes increase worldwide at an epidemic rate. It is expected that by the year 2030 around 500 million people will have diabetes; predominantly type 2 diabetes. The CCN family of proteins has become of interest in both metabolic and other common human diseases because of their effects on mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs) proliferation and differentiation as well as being important regulators of fibrosis. We here review current knowledge of the WNT1 inducible signaling pathway protein 2 (CCN5/WISP2)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218456/assessment-of-tank-binding-kinase-1-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Victoria H Cruz, Rolf A Brekken
TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) is central to multiple biological processes that promote tumorigenesis including cell division, autophagy, innate immune response and AKT-pro survival signaling. TBK1 is well studied and most known for its function in innate immunity. However, the serine threonine protein kinase received significant attention as a synthetic lethal partner and effector of the major oncogene, RAS. This review summarizes newly identified cancer promoting functions of TBK1 and evaluates the therapeutic potential of targeting TBK1 in cancer...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218455/the-primary-cilium-once-a-rudimentary-organelle-that-is-now-a-ubiquitous-sensory-cellular-structure-involved-in-many-pathological-disorders
#11
Denys N Wheatley
This article looks mostly at the steps that have led to the primary cilium finding its place in our understanding of cell biology, developmental biology, and medical syndromes due to its aberrations. It is a personal account that stresses, if nothing else, the value of the adage "stick to your guns". My obsession with this organelle, following on from fascination with the centriole, has led to a whole career devoted to determining the nature and role of primary cilia in basic cell biology, which has proved much more important than had been appreciated for almost a century...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214510/myeloid-deficiency-of-ccn3-exacerbates-liver-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#12
Wenconghui Wu, Xingjian Hu, Xianming Zhou, Philip A Klenotic, Qi Zhou, Zhiyong Lin
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat accumulates in the liver of patients without a prior history of alcohol abuse. The most severe form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), often leads to hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis with ensuing complications. To date, there is no pharmacologic treatment for NASH. The biological effects of CCN3, specifically its role in the regulation of inflammation, reactive oxygen species production and angiogenesis, have been recently established. Additional data suggests that CCN3 is associated with the development of tumors in the liver yet may be protective of liver fibrogenesis...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192388/tumor-cell-intrinsic-phenotypic-plasticity-facilitates-adaptive-cellular-reprogramming-driving-acquired-drug-resistance
#13
REVIEW
Heinz Hammerlindl, Helmut Schaider
The enthusiasm about successful novel therapeutic strategies in cancer is often quickly dampened by the development of drug resistance. This is true for targeted therapies using tyrosine kinase inhibitors for EGFR or BRAF mutant cancers, but is also an increasingly recognized problem for immunotherapies. One of the major obstacles of successful cancer therapy is tumor heterogeneity of genotypic and phenotypic features. Historically, drivers for drug resistance have been suspected and found on the genetic level, with mutations either being pre-existing in a subset of cancer cells or emerging de novo to mediate drug resistance...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188480/a-function-blocking-cd47-antibody-modulates-extracellular-vesicle-mediated-intercellular-signaling-between-breast-carcinoma-cells-and-endothelial-cells
#14
Sukhbir Kaur, Abdel G Elkahloun, Satya P Singh, Anush Arakelyan, David D Roberts
Tumor cells release extracellular vesicles (EVs) into the tumor microenvironment that may facilitate malignant progression and metastasis. Breast carcinoma EVs express high levels of the thrombospondin-1 and signal regulatory protein-α receptor CD47, which is the target of several experimental therapeutics currently in clinical trials. We analyzed changes in gene expression and function in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) induced by treatment with EVs derived from breast carcinoma cells and the effects of the function-blocking CD47 antibody B6H12 on the resulting intercellular communication...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188479/racial-disparity-in-breast-cancer-can-it-be-mattered-for-prognosis-and-therapy
#15
REVIEW
Vijayalaxmi Gupta, Inamul Haque, Jinia Chakraborty, Stephanie Graff, Snigdha Banerjee, Sushanta K Banerjee
Breast cancer (BC) has emerged as a deadly disease that affects the lives of millions of women worldwide. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Advancements in BC screening, preventive measures and treatment have resulted in significant decline in BC related deaths. However, unacceptable levels of racial disparity have been consistently reported, especially in African-American (AA) women compared to European American (EA). AA women go through worse prognosis, shorter survival time and higher mortality rates, despite higher cancer incidence reported in EA...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185213/carotid-artery-ligation-induced-intimal-thickening-and-proliferation-is-unaffected-by-ageing
#16
B A Brown, H Williams, A R Bond, G D Angelini, J L Johnson, S J George
Following interventions to treat atherosclerosis, such as coronary artery bypass graft surgery, restenosis occurs in approximately 40% of patients. Identification of proteins regulating intimal thickening could represent targets to prevent restenosis. Our group previously demonstrated that in a murine model of vascular occlusion, Wnt4 protein expression and β-catenin signalling was upregulated which promoted vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation and intimal thickening. In this study, the effect of age on VSMC proliferation, intimal hyperplasia and Wnt4 expression was investigated...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170885/the-structure-of-the-s-layer-of-clostridium-difficile
#17
REVIEW
William J Bradshaw, April K Roberts, Clifford C Shone, K Ravi Acharya
The nosocomially acquired pathogen Clostridium difficile is the primary causative agent of antibiotic associated diarrhoea and causes tens of thousands of deaths globally each year. C. difficile presents a paracrystalline protein array on the surface of the cell known as an S-layer. S-layers have been demonstrated to possess a wide range of important functions, which, combined with their inherent accessibility, makes them a promising drug target. The unusually complex S-layer of C. difficile is primarily comprised of the high- and low- molecular weight S-layer proteins, HMW SLP and LMW SLP, formed from the cleavage of the S-layer precursor protein, SlpA, but may also contain up to 28 SlpA paralogues...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134540/acute-connexin43-temporal-and-spatial-expression-in-response-to-ischemic-stroke
#18
Moises Freitas-Andrade, Jennifer She, John Bechberger, Christian C Naus, Wun Chey Sin
Connexin43 (Cx43) gap junctions expressed in astrocytes can significantly impact neuronal survival in stroke. However, little is known regarding Cx43 spatial and temporal expression during the initial stages of brain ischemia. Using immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis, we examined Cx43 spatial and temporal expression as a function of neuronal injury within the first 24 h after permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO). Western blot analysis showed a significant increase in Cx43 protein expression in the core ischemic area at 2 and 3 h after pMCAO...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129025/assessment-of-circulating-wnt1-inducible-signalling-pathway-protein-1-wisp-1-ccn4-as-a-novel-biomarker-of-obesity
#19
Christopher Tacke, Krasimira Aleksandrova, Miriam Rehfeldt, Veronica Murahovschi, Mariya Markova, Margrit Kemper, Silke Hornemann, Ulrike Kaiser, Caroline Honig, Christiana Gerbracht, Stefan Kabisch, Tina Hörbelt, D Margriet Ouwens, Martin O Weickert, Heiner Boeing, Andreas F H Pfeiffer, Olga Pivovarova, Natalia Rudovich
WNT1 inducible signaling pathway protein 1 (WISP-1/CCN4) is a novel adipokine, which is upregulated in obesity, and induces a pro-inflammatory response in macrophages in-vitro. Preclinical observations suggested WISP-1/CCN4 as a potential candidate for novel obesity therapy targeting adipose tissue inflammation. Whether circulating levels of WISP-1/CCN4 in humans are altered in obesity and/or type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and in the postprandial state, however, is unknown. This study assessed circulating WISP-1/CCN4 levels in a) paired liquid meal tests and hyperinsulinemic- euglycemic clamps (cohort I, n = 26), b) healthy individuals (cohort II, n = 207) and c) individuals with different stages of obesity and glucose tolerance (cohort III, n = 253)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129024/metabolic-regulation-of-the-ccn-family-genes-by-glycolysis-in-chondrocytes
#20
Sho Akashi, Takashi Nishida, Abdellatif El-Seoudi, Masaharu Takigawa, Seiji Iida, Satoshi Kubota
The CCN family consists of 6 genes in the mammalian genome and produces multifunctional proteins involved in a variety of biological processes. Recent reports indicate the profound roles of CCN2 in energy metabolism in chondrocytes, and Ccn2 deficiency is known to alter the expression of 2 other family members including Ccn3. However, almost nothing is known concerning the regulation of the CCN family genes by energy metabolism. In order to gain insight into this critical issue, we initially and comprehensively evaluated the effect of inhibition of glycolysis on the expression of all of the CCN family genes in chondrocytic cells...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
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