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Gui Pan, Haojie Hao, Jianping Liu
The transplantation of insulin-producing cells (IPCs) or pancreatic progenitor cells is a theoretical therapy for diabetes with insulin insufficiency. Isolated hepatocytes from newborn rats (within 24 h after birth) were progressively induced into IPCs using 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, Trichostatin A, retinoic acid, insulin-transferrin-selenium, and nicotinamide. We transplanted Pdx1+ pancreatic progenitors into STZ-induced diabetic mice and found the decreased blood glucose and increased insulin level in comparison with diabetic model...
March 7, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Aijaz A John, Ravi Prakash, Jyoti Kureel, Divya Singh
We report the role of miR-1187 in regulation of osteoblast functions. Over-expression of miR-1187 inhibited osteoblast differentiation. Target prediction analysis tools and experimental validation by luciferase 3' UTR reporter assay identified BMPR-II and ArhGEF-9 as direct targets of miR-1187. ArhGEF-9 activates Cdc42 which has a major role in actin reorganization. BMP-2 also induces actin polymerization. Role of miR-1187 in actin reorganization was determined by western blotting, immunofluorescence, and in vivo gene silencing studies...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
Tadayoshi Hayata, Masahiko Chiga, Yoichi Ezura, Makoto Asashima, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Ryuichi Nishinakamura, Masaki Noda
In mammals, the ovarian follicles are regulated at least in part by bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family members. Dullard (also known as Ctdnep1) gene encodes a phosphatase that suppresses BMP signaling by inactivating or degrading BMP receptors. Here we report that the Col1a1-Cre-induced Dullard mutant mice displayed hemorrhagic ovarian cysts, with red blood cells accumulated in the follicles, resulting in infertility. Cells expressing Cre driven by Col1a1 2.3-kb promoter and their descendants were found in granulosa cells in the ovary and in Sertoli cells in the testis...
March 9, 2018: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
Takeshi Imamura, Takashi Kaito
BMP(bone morphogenetic protein)and TGF-β(transforming growth factor-β)form a family and play an important role from formation of bone, cartilage and skeletal muscle to their homeostasis. BMP and TGF-β transduce their signals through the cell surface type Ⅰ and type Ⅱ serine/threonine kinase receptors and the intracellular Smad proteins. Several factors regulate BMP and TGF-β signals including activation mechanisms and antagonist outside the cell, co-receptor in the cell membrane, and dephosphorylation by phosphatase and modification/degradation by the ubiquitin-proteasome system in the cell...
2018: Clinical Calcium
Laia Caja, Kalliopi Tzavlaki, Mahsa S Dadras, E-Jean Tan, Gad Hatem, Naga P Maturi, Anita Morén, Lotta Wik, Yukihide Watanabe, Katia Savary, Masood Kamali-Moghaddan, Lene Uhrbom, Carl-Henrik Heldin, Aristidis Moustakas
Glioblastoma multiforme is a brain malignancy characterized by high heterogeneity, invasiveness, and resistance to current therapies, attributes related to the occurrence of glioma stem cells (GSCs). Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) promotes self-renewal and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) induces differentiation of GSCs. BMP7 induces the transcription factor Snail to promote astrocytic differentiation in GSCs and suppress tumor growth in vivo. We demonstrate that Snail represses stemness in GSCs. Snail interacts with SMAD signaling mediators, generates a positive feedback loop of BMP signaling and transcriptionally represses the TGFB1 gene, decreasing TGFβ1 signaling activity...
February 16, 2018: Oncogene
Sébastien P Dion, François Béliveau, Antoine Désilets, Mariana Gabriela Ghinet, Richard Leduc
TMPRSS6 (matriptase-2) is a type II transmembrane serine protease involved in iron homoeostasis. At the cell surface of hepatocytes, TMPRSS6 cleaves haemojuvelin (HJV) and regulates the BMP/SMAD signalling pathway leading to production of hepcidin, a key regulator of iron absorption. Although four TMPRSS6 human isoforms and three mice Tmprss6 isoforms are annotated in databases (Ensembl and RefSeq), their relative expression or activity has not been studied. Analyses of RNA-seq data and RT-PCR from human tissues reveal that TMPRSS6 isoform 1 (TMPRSS6-1) and 3 are mostly expressed in human testis while TMPRSS6-2 and TMPRSS6-4 are the main transcripts expressed in human liver, testis and pituitary...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Bo Yuan, Zhiming Wu
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a common type of rheumatoid disease, which has recently been demonstrated to be associated with the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether MMP-2 interference reduced the osteogenic differentiation of fibroblasts and to explore the mechanism involved in the differentiation. Fibroblasts from patients with AS were divided into control, mock and small interfering (si)RNA-MMP-2 groups. Cell viability was assessed using the MTT assay...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Shu-Fen Li, Cui-Song Zhu, Yu-Meng Wang, Xin-Xin Xie, Liu-Ling Xiao, Zhi-Chun Zhang, Qi-Qun Tang, Xi Li
Protein glycosylation is an important post-translational modification. Aberrant glycosylation has been implicated in many diseases because of associated changes in protein distribution and biological function. We showed that the expression of β1, 4-galactosyltransferase 5 (B4GalT5) was positively correlated with diabetes and obesity. In vivo, B4GalT5 knockdown in subcutaneous adipose tissue alleviated insulin resistance and adipose tissue inflammation, and increased adipogenesis in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice and ob/ob mice...
February 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Xia Liu, Satoru Hayano, Haichun Pan, Maiko Inagaki, Jun Ninomiya-Tsuji, Hongchen Sun, Yuji Mishina
BMP signaling plays a critical role in craniofacial development. Augmentation of BMPR1A signaling through neural crest-specific expression of constitutively active Bmpr1a (caBmpr1a) results in craniofacial deformities in mice. To investigate whether deletion of Tak1 may rescue the craniofacial deformities caused by enhanced Smad-dependent signaling through caBMPR1A, we generated embryos to activate transcription of caBmpr1a transgene and ablate Tak1 in neural crest derivatives at the same time. We found that deformities of the double mutant mice showed more severe than those with each single mutation, including median facial cleft and cleft palate...
February 7, 2018: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
Ru-Lin Huang, Yangbai Sun, Chia-Kang Ho, Kai Liu, Qi-Qun Tang, Yun Xie, Qingfeng Li
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) is widely used in the clinic for bone defect reconstruction because of its powerful osteoinductive capacity. However, commercially available rhBMP-2 requires a high concentration in the clinical setting for consistent bone formation. A high dose of rhBMP-2 induces a promising bone formation yield but also leads to inflammation-related events, deteriorated bone quality, and fatty tissue formation. We hypothesize that the seemingly contradictory phenomenon of coformation of new bone and excessive adipose tissue in rhBMP-2-induced bone voids may be associated with interleukin-6 (IL-6), which is significantly elevated after application of rhBMP-2/absorbable collagen sponge (rhBMP-2/ACS)...
February 2, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Hong-Bo Li, Xian-Qing Jin, Xin Jin, Zheng-Hua Guo, Xiong-Hui Ding, Quan Wang, Rui-Zhuo Liu
Transplacental bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)4 RNA interference (RNAi) is a technique used to knockdown genes in embryos. BMP4 are essential for the development of nervous system in the differentiation of neural crest stem cells (NCSCs). The failure of differentiation and migration of NCSCs may lead to aganglionosis. In the present study, pregnant mice were divided into three groups: Ringer's group, pSES group and RNAi‑BMP4 group. In order to silence the BMP4 gene in the first generation (F1), 11.5 day pregnant mice were injected with the small interfering RNA BMP4 plasmid, pSES or Ringer's solution via the tail vein...
January 30, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Seong-Yeong Heo, Seok-Chun Ko, Seung Yun Nam, Junghwan Oh, Young-Mog Kim, Jae-Il Kim, Namwon Kim, Myunggi Yi, Won-Kyo Jung
Fish bone, a by-product of fishery processing, is composed of protein, calcium, and other minerals. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of a bioactive peptide isolated from the bone of the marine fish, Johnius belengerii, on the osteoblastic differentiation of MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblasts. Post consecutive purification by liquid chromatography, a potent osteogenic peptide, composed of 3 amino acids, Lys-Ser-Ala (KSA, MW: 304.17 Da), was identified. The purified peptide promoted cell proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity, mineral deposition, and expression levels of phenotypic markers of osteoblastic differentiation in MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblast...
February 1, 2018: Cell Biochemistry and Function
Xiaowei Nie, Jianxin Tan, Youai Dai, Yun Liu, Jian Zou, Jie Sun, Shugao Ye, Chenyou Shen, Li Fan, Jingyu Chen, Jin-Song Bian
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating cardiopulmonary disorder characterized by pulmonary arterial remodeling mainly due to excess cellular proliferation and apoptosis resistance of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Reduced bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 (BMPR2) expression in patients with PAH impairs pulmonary arterial endothelial cells (PAECs) function. This can adversely affect PAEC survival and promote PASMCs proliferation. We hypothesized that interventions to normalize the expression of genes that are targets of the BMPR2 signaling could restore PAECs function and prevent or reverse PAH...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Xuan Jiang, Whitney L Wooderchak-Donahue, Jamie McDonald, Prajakta Ghatpande, Mai Baalbaki, Melissa Sandoval, Daniel Hart, Hilary Clay, Shaun Coughlin, Giorgio Lagna, Pinar Bayrak-Toydemir, Akiko Hata
The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family of cytokines critically regulates vascular morphogenesis and homeostasis. Impairment of TGF-β or BMP signaling leads to heritable vascular disorders, including hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Drosha, a key enzyme for microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis, also regulates the TGF-β and BMP pathway through interaction with Smads and their joint control of gene expression through miRNAs. We report that mice lacking Drosha in the vascular endothelium developed a vascular phenotype resembling HHT that included dilated and disorganized vasculature, arteriovenous fistulae, and hemorrhages...
January 16, 2018: Science Signaling
Jia-Wei Lu, Fan Yang, Qin-Fei Ke, Xue-Tao Xie, Ya-Ping Guo
For effectively treating tumor related-bone defects, design and fabrication of multifunctional biomaterials still remain a great challenge. Herein, we firstly fabricated magnetic SrFe 12 O 19 nanoparticles modified-mesoporous bioglass (BG)/chitosan (CS) porous scaffold (MBCS) with excellent bone regeneration and antitumor function. The as-produced magnetic field from MBCS promoted the expression levels of osteogenic-related genes (OCN, COL1, Runx2 and ALP) and the new bone regeneration by activated BMP-2/Smad/Runx2 pathway...
February 12, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Yuying Tang, Leilei Zheng, Jie Zhou, Yang Chen, Lan Yang, Feng Deng, Yun Hu
Certain microRNAs (miRs) have important roles in the maintenance of bone development and metabolism, and a variety of miRs are known to be deregulated in diabetes. The present study investigated the role of miR‑203‑3p in the regulation of bone loss by assessing jaw bones of a rat model of type 2 diabetes. The results indicated that miR‑203‑3p inhibited osteogenesis in the jaws of diabetic rats and in rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells cultured in high‑glucose medium. A luciferase re-porter assay was used to verify the bioinformatics prediction that miR‑203‑3p targets the 3'‑untranslated region of Smad1, which is an important mediator of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)/Smad pathway...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Rachel Harrington-Kandt, Elena Stylianou, Lucy A Eddowes, Pei Jin Lim, Lisa Stockdale, Nawamin Pinpathomrat, Naomi Bull, Janet Pasricha, Marta Ulaszewska, Yulia Beglov, Sophie Vaulont, Hal Drakesmith, Helen McShane
Tuberculosis (TB), caused by the macrophage-tropic pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) is a highly prevalent infectious disease. Since an immune correlate of protection or effective vaccine have yet to be found, continued research into host-pathogen interactions is important. Previous literature reports links between host iron status and disease outcome for many infections, including TB. For some extracellular bacteria, the iron regulatory hormone hepcidin is essential for protection against infection...
2018: PloS One
V M Jovanovic, A Salti, H Tilleman, K Zega, M M Jukic, H Zou, R H Friedel, N Prakash, S Blaess, F Edenhofer, C Brodski
The embryonic formation of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons in vivo provides critical guidelines for the in vitro differentiation of mDA neurons from stem cells, currently being developed for Parkinson's disease cell replacement therapy. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)/SMAD inhibition is routinely used during early steps of stem cell differentiation protocols, including for the generation of mDA neurons. However, the function of the BMP/SMAD pathway for in vivo specification of mammalian mDA neurons is virtually unknown...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Mei Li, Chi Zhang, Yuxing Mao, Yi Zhong, Jiyuan Zhao
Extracellular matrix (ECM)-ornamented biomaterials have attracted attention due to their high potential to improve the bio-functionality of original materials. It is thought that ECM with a bone mimetic microenvironment generated by the specific induction of osteoblasts would be more beneficial for bone regeneration than regular ECM. In this study, we developed an osteogenic and mineralized ECM construct (Os/M-ECM-SIS) under the guidance of osteoblasts on a small intestinal submucosa (SIS) scaffold co-treated with icariin and calcium...
January 10, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Kathleen E Tumelty, Nathan Higginson-Scott, Xueping Fan, Piyush Bajaj, Kelly M Knowlton, Michael Shamashkin, Anthony J Coyle, Weining Lu, Stephen P Berasi
Slit guidance ligand 2 (SLIT2) is a large, secreted protein which binds roundabout (ROBO) receptors on multiple cell types including neurons and kidney podocytes. SLIT2-ROBO2 mediated signaling regulates neuronal migration and ureteric bud (UB) outgrowth during kidney development as well as glomerular filtration in adult kidneys. Additionally, SLIT2 binds Gremlin, an antagonist of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), and BMP-Gremlin signaling also regulates UB formation. However, direct crosstalk between the ROBO2-SLIT2 and BMP-Gremlin signaling pathways has not been established...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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