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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927121/the-role-of-jagged1-notch-pathway-mediated-angiogenesis-of-hepatocarcinoma-cells-in-vitro-and-the-effects-of-the-spleen-invigorating-and-blood-stasis-removing-recipe
#1
Juze Lin, Yongxin Lin, Le Su, Qiao Su, Wei Guo, Xuhui Huang, Changjun Wang, Lizhu Lin
The objective of this study was to observe the effect of Jagged1/Notch pathway-mediated angiogenesis on the in vitro proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma cells, and the effect and possible mechanism of the spleen-invigorating and blood stasis-removing recipe. Spleen-invigorating and blood stasis-removing recipe serum from SPF grade nude mice was prepared, and the fingerprint of the drugs of the spleen-invigorating and blood stasis-removing recipe and drug serum were identified by HPLC. SMMC-7721 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells were divided into the normal control group, DAPT inhibitor control group, and drug serum group according to the different treatments...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923203/epigenetic-silencing-of-mirna-34a-in-human-cholangiocarcinoma-via-ezh2-and-dna-methylation-impact-on-regulation-of-notch-pathway
#2
Hyunjoo Kwon, Kyoungsub Song, Chang Han, Jinqiang Zhang, Lu Lu, Weina Chen, Tong Wu
Aberrant expression and regulation of miRNAs have been implicated in multiple stages of tumorigenic processes. The current study was designed to explore the biological function and epigenetic regulation of miR-34a in human cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Our data show that the expression of miR-34a is decreased significantly in CCA cells compared with non-neoplastic biliary epithelial cells. Forced overexpression of miR-34a in CCA cells inhibited their proliferation and clonogenic capacity in vitro, and suppressed tumor xenograft growth in severe combined immunodeficiency mice...
October 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920078/notch1-activation-depletes-the-pool-of-side-population-stem-cells-in-atl
#3
Xue Tao Bai, Chien-Hung Yeh, Christophe Nicot
BACKGROUND: HTLV-I infection is associated with the development of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), a malignancy characterized by a high rate of disease relapse and poor survival. Previous studies reported the existence of side population (SP) cells in HTLV-I Tax transgenic mouse models. These studies showed that these ATL-like derived SP cells have both self-renewal and leukemia renewal capacity and represent Cancer Stem Cells (CSC)/Leukemia-Initiating Cells (LIC). Since CSC/LIC are resistant to conventional therapies, a better characterization is needed...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914645/notch-inhibitors-and-their-role-in-the-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-promises-and-failures
#4
Marzia Locatelli, Giuseppe Curigliano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Notch signaling is a highly evolutionarily conserved cell-to-cell communication system that is involved in a number of pivotal cellular processes, such as development, stem cell maintenance, cell fate specification, differentiation, proliferation, and death. Much progress has been made in understanding Notch signaling. This review will focus on the role of canonical Notch signaling pathway in breast cancer cause and progressing. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we will discuss the results of the studies using drugs, which target the Notch pathway...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904317/notch-signaling-partly-regulates-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-retinoic-acid-treated-murine-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#5
Thanaphum Osathanon, Jeeranan Manokawinchoke, Hiroshi Egusa, Prasit Pavasant
Notch signaling is involved in osteogenic differentiation; however, its role differs depending on cell type and differentiation stage. Here, we investigated the involvement of Notch signaling in the osteogenic differentiation of retinoic acid-treated embryoid bodies derived from mouse gingival fibroblast-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (mGF-iPSCs). When cultured in osteogenic media, mGF-iPSCs showed an increase in their expression of osteogenic marker genes and deposited a mineralized matrix. Furthermore, increased levels of mRNA for Notch1, Notch2, and Hey1 were observed...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888101/what-s-new-in-sclc-a-review
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REVIEW
Bryan Oronsky, Tony R Reid, Arnold Oronsky, Corey A Carter
A few years ago the answer to the question in the title of this review would have been, "unfortunately not much" or even "nothing", likely eliciting knowing nods of agreement from oncologists. For the last 3 decades, SCLC has been notorious for its lack of progress, as drug after drug, over 60 of them, in fact, including inhibitors of VEGF, IGFR, mTOR, EGFR and HGF has failed and fallen by the wayside due to little or no impact on PFS or OS, while SCLC's cousin, NSCLC, has notched success after success with a spate of targeted treatment and immunotherapy regulatory approvals...
September 6, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881812/a-combination-of-valproic-acid-sodium-salt-chir99021-e-616452-tranylcypromine-and-3-deazaneplanocin-a-causes-stem-cell-like-characteristics-in-cancer-cells
#7
Shuang Sha, Yuanfen Zhai, Chengzhao Lin, Heyong Wang, Qing Chang, Shuang Song, Mingqiang Ren, Gentao Liu
Many studies are based on the hypothesis that recurrence and drug resistance in lung carcinoma are due to a subpopulation of cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) in solid tumors. Therefore it is crucial to screen for and recognize lung CSLCs. In this study, we stimulated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549 cells to display stem cell-like characteristics using a combination of five small molecule compounds. The putative A549 stem cells activated an important CSLC marker, CD133 protein, as well multiple CSLC-related genes including ATP-binding cassette transporter G2 (ABCG2), C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4), NESTIN, and BMI1...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871942/-%C3%AE-secretase-inhibitor-mw167-reduces-the-level-of-gata3-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-children-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-bronchiolitis
#8
Liangxiao Liu, Fuling Wu, Xuejing Zhang, Haiying Wang
Objective To study the changes of GATA3 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis after γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI) MW167 blocks Notch signaling. Methods The study enrolled 30 patients with RSV bronchiolitis and 25 normal controls. PBMCs were separated and divided into normal control group, RSV group, and MW167 treated group. The level of interleukin-4 (IL-4) in supernatant was detected by ELISA; level of GATA3 mRNA was determined by real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR; and the expressions of Notch1 intracellular domain (NICD) and GATA3 proteins were examined by Western blotting...
August 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860516/indirect-immobilized-jagged1-suppresses-cell-cycle-progression-and-induces-odonto-osteogenic-differentiation-in-human-dental-pulp-cells
#9
Jeeranan Manokawinchoke, Praphawi Nattasit, Tanutchaporn Thongngam, Prasit Pavasant, Kevin A Tompkins, Hiroshi Egusa, Thanaphum Osathanon
Notch signaling regulates diverse biological processes in dental pulp tissue. The present study investigated the response of human dental pulp cells (hDPs) to the indirect immobilized Notch ligand Jagged1 in vitro. The indirect immobilized Jagged1 effectively activated Notch signaling in hDPs as confirmed by the upregulation of HES1 and HEY1 expression. Differential gene expression profiling using an RNA sequencing technique revealed that the indirect immobilized Jagged1 upregulated genes were mainly involved in extracellular matrix organization, disease, and signal transduction...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856557/endothelial-cells-promote-formation-of-medulloblastoma-stem-like-cells-via-notch-pathway-activation
#10
Yong Wang, Yushe Wang, Hang Chen, Qinghua Liang
The aim of the study is to investigate whether endothelial cells (ECs) promoted the capacity of stem-like cell formation in medulloblastoma (MB) and whether the mechanism of action was associated with mediation of Notch signaling pathway. Co-culture experiment was conducted to particularly understand the potential role of ECs in promoting phenotype and gene expression of MB stem-like cells. Self-renewal capacity and tumor cell population were measured by sphere-forming assay and flow cytometry, respectively...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854873/effects-and-mechanism-of-dexmedetomidine-on-neuronal-cell-injury-induced-by-hypoxia-ischemia
#11
Ya-Jun Liu, Duan-Yu Wang, Yong-Jian Yang, Wei-Fu Lei
BACKGROUND: The present study aims to investigate the protective effects of dexmedetomidine (DMED) on hypoxia ischemia injury induced by oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) in PC12 and primary neuronal cells. METHODS: PC12 cells exposed to OGD was used to establish ischemia model. The OGD-induced cell injury was evaluated by alterations of cell viability, apoptosis and expressions of apoptosis-associated proteins. Oxidative stress and expressions of neurotrophic factors after OGD and DMED treatments were also explored...
August 30, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842360/notch-out-for-breast-cancer-therapies
#12
REVIEW
Márcia Lamy, Andreia Ferreira, Joana Sales Dias, Sofia Braga, Gabriela Silva, Ana Barbas
Notch signalling is an evolutionarily highly conserved pathway that plays a crucial role during embryonic development and in tissue homeostasis maintenance during adult life. Abnormal Notch signalling has been implicated in several human genetic disorders and in multiple facets of cancer biology, including stem cell renewal, cancer cell proliferation, tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. Hence, Notch signalling has gained increasing attention as a potential therapeutic target for many disorders. γ-secretase inhibitors (GSIs) were the first therapeutics used to inhibit pathological Notch signalling in various diseases, notably in oncology...
August 22, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835628/the-receptor-genes-pfbmpr1b-and-pfbambi-are-involved-in-regulating-shell-biomineralization-in-the-pearl-oyster-pinctada-fucata
#13
Shiguo Li, Yangjia Liu, Jingliang Huang, Aibin Zhan, Liping Xie, Rongqing Zhang
Mounting evidence suggests that TGFβ/BMP signaling pathway is most likely involved in shell biomineralization in molluscs, but the function of pathway receptors is poorly studied. Here, we cloned and identified two homologous BMP receptor genes, PfBMPR1B and PfBAMBI, from the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata. Real-time quantitative PCR and in situ hybridization revealed that these genes were expressed in mantle edge and pallial, specifically located at the outer epithelia. Knockdown of PfBMPR1B by RNA interference (RNAi) significantly decreased the expression levels of matrix protein (MP) genes and induced the abnormal ultrastructure of prismatic and nacreous layers...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827097/unipotent-progenitors-contribute-to-the-generation-of-sensory-cell-types-in-the-nervous-system-of-the-cnidarian-nematostella-vectensis
#14
Henriette Busengdal, Fabian Rentzsch
Nervous systems often consist of a large number of different types of neurons which are generated from neural stem and progenitor cells by a series of symmetric and asymmetric divisions. The origin and early evolution of these neural progenitor systems is not well understood. Here we use a cnidarian model organism, Nematostella vectensis, to gain insight into the generation of neural cell type diversity in a non-bilaterian animal. We identify NvFoxQ2d as a transcription factor that is expressed in a population of spatially restricted, proliferating ectodermal cells that are derived from NvSoxB(2)-expressing neural progenitor cells...
August 18, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820432/rho-kinase-blockade-attenuates-podocyte-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-the-notch-signaling-pathway-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#15
Keiichiro Matoba, Daiji Kawanami, Yosuke Nagai, Yusuke Takeda, Tomoyo Akamine, Sho Ishizawa, Yasushi Kanazawa, Tamotsu Yokota, Kazunori Utsunomiya
Podocyte apoptosis is a key process in the onset of diabetic nephropathy. A significant body of evidence shows that the Notch signaling pathway plays a central role in this process. We found that Rho-kinase mediates transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)-induced Notch ligand Jag1 expression. Importantly, TGF-β-mediated podocyte apoptosis was attenuated by Rho-kinase inhibition. Mechanistically, Rho-kinase regulated Jag1 induction via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) but not Smad pathways...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819303/automated-segmentation-of-light-sheet-fluorescent-imaging-to-characterize-experimental-doxorubicin-induced-cardiac-injury-and-repair
#16
René R Sevag Packard, Kyung In Baek, Tyler Beebe, Nelson Jen, Yichen Ding, Feng Shi, Peng Fei, Bong Jin Kang, Po-Heng Chen, Jonathan Gau, Michael Chen, Jonathan Y Tang, Yu-Huan Shih, Yonghe Ding, Debiao Li, Xiaolei Xu, Tzung K Hsiai
This study sought to develop an automated segmentation approach based on histogram analysis of raw axial images acquired by light-sheet fluorescent imaging (LSFI) to establish rapid reconstruction of the 3-D zebrafish cardiac architecture in response to doxorubicin-induced injury and repair. Input images underwent a 4-step automated image segmentation process consisting of stationary noise removal, histogram equalization, adaptive thresholding, and image fusion followed by 3-D reconstruction. We applied this method to 3-month old zebrafish injected intraperitoneally with doxorubicin followed by LSFI at 3, 30, and 60 days post-injection...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817274/notch-inhibitors-from-calotropis-gigantea-that-induce-neuronal-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells
#17
Tatsuro Yoneyama, Midori A Arai, Ryuta Akamine, Kazune Koryudzu, Anna Tsuchiya, Samir K Sadhu, Firoj Ahmed, Motoyuki Itoh, Ryuichi Okamoto, Masami Ishibashi
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease occur due to loss of the structure and function of neurons. For the potential treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, accelerators of neuronal differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) have been focused on and a cell-based assay system for measuring Notch signaling pathway activity was constructed. Using this assay system, eight compounds isolated from Calotropis gigantea were identified as inhibitors of the Notch signaling pathway...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798480/magnesium-chloride-promotes-osteogenesis-through-notch-signaling-activation-and-expansion-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#18
Juan M Díaz-Tocados, Carmen Herencia, Julio M Martínez-Moreno, Addy Montes de Oca, Maria E Rodríguez-Ortiz, Noemi Vergara, Alfonso Blanco, Sonja Steppan, Yolanda Almadén, Mariano Rodríguez, Juan R Muñoz-Castañeda
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are osteoblasts progenitors and a variety of studies suggest that they may play an important role for the health in the field of bone regeneration. Magnesium supplementation is gaining importance as adjuvant treatment to improve osteogenesis, although the mechanisms involving this process are not well understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of magnesium on MSC differentiation. Here we show that in rat bone marrow MSC, magnesium chloride increases MSC proliferation in a dose-dependent manner promoting osteogenic differentiation and mineralization...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789624/hedgehog-inhibitor-sonidegib-potentiates-177-lu-octreotate-therapy-of-got1-human-small-intestine-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-nude-mice
#19
Johan Spetz, Britta Langen, Nils Rudqvist, Toshima Z Parris, Khalil Helou, Ola Nilsson, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
BACKGROUND: (177)Lu-octreotate can be used to treat somatostatin receptor expressing neuroendocrine tumors. It is highly effective in animal models, but clinical studies have so far only demonstrated low cure rates. Hedgehog inhibitors have shown therapeutic effect as monotherapy in neuroendocrine tumor model systems and might be one option to enhance the efficacy of (177)Lu-octreotate therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the therapeutic effect of combination therapy using (177)Lu-octreotate and the Hedgehog signaling pathway inhibitor sonidegib...
August 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776955/antineoplastic-effects-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-in-neuroendocrine-cancer-cells-are-mediated-through-transcriptional-regulation-of-notch1-by-activator-protein-1
#20
Samuel Jang, Haining Jin, Madhuchhanda Roy, Alice L Ma, Shaoqin Gong, Renata Jaskula-Sztul, Herbert Chen
Notch signaling is minimally active in neuroendocrine (NE) cancer cells. While histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) suppress NE cancer growth by inducing Notch, the molecular mechanism underlying this interplay has not yet been defined. NE cancer cell lines BON, H727, and MZ-CRC-1 were treated with known HDACi Thailadepsin-A (TDP-A) and valproic acid (VPA), and Notch1 mRNA expression was measured with RT-PCR. Truncated genomic fragments of the Notch1 promotor region fused with luciferase reporter were used to identify the potential transcription factor (TF) binding site...
August 4, 2017: Cancer Medicine
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