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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239846/inhibition-of-6-phosphofructo-2-kinase-suppresses-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-mediated-synovial-inflammation-and-joint-destruction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yaoyao Zou, Shan Zeng, Mingcheng Huang, Qian Qiu, Youjun Xiao, Maohua Shi, Zhongping Zhan, Liuqin Liang, Xiuyan Yang, Hanshi Xu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Abnormal glycolytic metabolism contributes to joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aims of this study were to investigate the role of 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase 3 (PFKFB3), a bifunctional enzyme that controls the glycolytic rate, in regulating fibroblast-like synoviocyte (FLS)-mediated synovial inflammation and invasiveness in RA. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: A specific PFKFB3 inhibitor, PFK15, and siRNA were used to evaluate the role of PFKFB3...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239798/effect-of-fibroblast-like-cells-of-mesenchymal-origin-of-cytotoxic-activity-of-lymphocytes-against-nk-sensitive-target-cells
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A Yu Lupatov, Ya S Kim, O A Bystrykh, I V Vakhrushev, S V Pavlovich, K N Yarygin, G T Sukhikh
We studied immunosuppressive properties of skin fibroblasts and mesenchymal stromal cells against NK cells. In vitro experiments showed that mesenchymal stromal cells isolated from human umbilical cord and human skin fibroblasts can considerably attenuate cytotoxic activity of NK cells against Jurkat cells sensitive to NK-mediated lysis. NK cells cultured in lymphocyte population exhibited higher cytotoxic activity than isolated NK cells. Mesenchymal stromal cells or fibroblasts added 1:1 to lymphocyte culture almost completely suppressed NK cell cytotoxicity...
February 27, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239797/characteristics-of-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-isolated-from-the-endometrium-and-endometriosis-lesions-of-women-with-malformations-of-the-internal-reproductive-organs
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A M Savilova, K N Farkhat, M N Yushina, Yu V Rudimova, Z N Makiyan, L V Adamyan
We isolated and characterized cell cultures from eutopic endometrium and endometriotic lesions of women with malformations of the internal reproductive organs. The cells had fibroblast-like shape and intensively expressed CD90, CD73, CD105, CD44, CD146, and CD117 and were capable of induced adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation in vitro. The obtained cultures exhibited properties of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells; at the same time, they demonstrated in vitro immunophenotypic differences from cell cultures of eutopic and ectopic endometrium of women without developmental abnormalities, which suggests their functional difference...
February 27, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239659/hsp90-regulation-of-fibroblast-activation-in-pulmonary-fibrosis
#4
Vishwaraj Sontake, Yunguan Wang, Rajesh K Kasam, Debora Sinner, Geereddy B Reddy, Anjaparavanda P Naren, Francis X McCormack, Eric S White, Anil G Jegga, Satish K Madala
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a severe fibrotic lung disease associated with fibroblast activation that includes excessive proliferation, tissue invasiveness, myofibroblast transformation, and extracellular matrix (ECM) production. To identify inhibitors that can attenuate fibroblast activation, we queried IPF gene signatures against a library of small-molecule-induced gene-expression profiles and identified Hsp90 inhibitors as potential therapeutic agents that can suppress fibroblast activation in IPF...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239621/assay-to-evaluate-bal-fluid-regulation-of-fibroblast-%C3%AE-sma-expression
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Jennifer L Larson-Casey, A Brent Carter
: Because transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β1) induces differentiation of fibroblasts to myofibroblasts, we developed a protocol to evaluate alveolar macrophage-derived TGF-β1 regulation of lung fibroblast differentiation (Larson-Casey et al., 2016). The protocol allows evaluating the ability of mouse bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid to alter fibroblast differentiation. Fibroblast differentiation was measured by the expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA). BACKGROUND: Alveolar macrophages play an integral role in pulmonary fibrosis development by increasing the expression of TGF-β1 (He et al...
November 20, 2016: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239053/transforming-growth-factor-beta-and-forkhead-box-o-transcription-factors-as-cardiac-fibroblast-regulators
#6
Ignacio Norambuena-Soto, Constanza Núñez-Soto, Fernanda Sanhueza-Olivares, Nicole Cancino-Arenas, David Mondaca-Ruff, Raul Vivar, Guillermo Díaz-Araya, Rosemarie Mellado, Mario Chiong
Fibroblasts play several homeostatic roles, including electrical coupling, paracrine signaling and tissue repair after injury. Fibroblasts have low secretory activity. However, in response to injury, they differentiate to myofibroblasts. These cells have an increased extracellular matrix synthesis and secretion, including collagen fibers, providing stiffness to the tissue. In pathological conditions myofibroblasts became resistant to apoptosis, remaining in the tissue, causing excessive extracellular matrix secretion and deposition, which contributes to the progressive tissue remodeling...
February 24, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239033/hertwig-s-epithelial-root-sheath-cells-contribute-to-formation-of-periodontal-ligament-through-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-tgf-%C3%AE
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Satoshi Itaya, Kyoko Oka, Kayoko Ogata, Shougo Tamura, Michiko Kira-Tatsuoka, Naoki Fujiwara, Keishi Otsu, Eichi Tsuruga, Masao Ozaki, Hidemitsu Harada
In tooth root development, periodontal ligament (PDL) and cementum are formed by the coordination with the fragmentation of Hertwig's epithelial root sheath (HERS) and the differentiation of dental follicle mesenchymal cells. However, the function of the dental epithelial cells after HERS fragmentation in the PDL is not fully understood. Here, we found that TGF-β regulated HERS fragmentation via epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and the fragmented epithelial cells differentiated into PDL fibroblastic cells with expressing of PDL extracellular matrix (ECM)...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238941/theoretical-and-practical-aspects-of-using-fetal-fibroblasts-for-skin-regeneration
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Meirong Li, Yali Zhao, Haojie Hao, Weidong Han, Xiaobing Fu
Cutaneous wounding in late-gestational fetal or postnatal humans results in scar formation without any skin appendages. Early or mid- gestational skin healing in humans is characterized by the absence of scaring in a process resembling regeneration. Tremendous cellular and molecular mechanisms contribute to this distinction, and fibroblasts play critical roles in scar or scarless wound healing. This review discussed the different repair mechanisms involved in wound healing of fibroblasts at different developmental stages and further confirmed that fetal fibroblast transplantation resulted in reduced scar healing in vivo...
February 23, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238531/fibroblast-growth-factor-2-fgf2-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-vegfa-synergistically-promote-steroidogenesis-and-survival-of-cultured-buffalo-granulosa-cells
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S R Mishra, Jaya Bharati, G Rajesh, V S Chauhan, G Taru Sharma, S Bag, V P Maurya, G Singh, M Sarkar
The present study investigated the combined effect of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) on estradiol (E2) secretion and relative abundance of mRNA for aromatase enzyme (CYP19A1), proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and BCL-2 associated X protein (BAX) in cultured buffalo granulosa cells (GCs). Follicles were isolated and classified into four groups based on size and E2 concentration in follicular fluid (FF): Small, 4-6mm diameter, E2<0.5ng/ml; Medium, 7-9mm, E2=0...
February 21, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238162/genetic-analysis-of-fgf20-in-chinese-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Xiao-Yi Sun, Ling Wang, Lan Cheng, Nan-Nan Li, Zhong-Jiao Lu, Jun-Ying Li, Rong Peng
Sequence variants in fibroblast growth factor 20 (FGF20) have been reported to be associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). We genotyped the rs591323 variant in a total of 2220 Han Chinese subjects, including 1051 patients with sporadic PD and 1169 controls, to investigate the association between rs591323 and the risk of PD. In addition, we also conducted a stratified analysis according to age at onset of PD and compared the clinical characteristics of AA + AG subjects with GG subjects. In this study, we confirmed that the A allele of rs591323 in FGF20 reduces the risk of developing sporadic PD (P = 0...
February 25, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237867/exploratory-analysis-of-biomarkers-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-from-the-study-of-lenvatinib-in-differentiated-cancer-of-the-thyroid
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Makoto Tahara, Martin Schlumberger, Rossella Elisei, Mouhammed Amir Habra, Naomi Kiyota, Ralf Paschke, Corina E Dutcus, Taro Hihara, Shannon McGrath, Mark Matijevic, Tadashi Kadowaki, Yasuhiro Funahashi, Steven I Sherman
BACKGROUND: Lenvatinib significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) versus placebo in the phase III Study of (E7080) LEnvatinib in differentiated Cancer of the Thyroid (SELECT) of patients with radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. This exploratory analysis investigated potential predictive biomarkers of lenvatinib efficacy and target engagement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Circulating cytokine/angiogenic factors (CAFs) in blood samples collected at baseline and throughout treatment were analysed from patients randomised to receive lenvatinib or placebo from August 5, 2011 to October 4, 2012...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237795/iterative-modeling-reveals-evidence-of-sequential-transcriptional-control-mechanisms
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Christine S Cheng, Marcelo S Behar, Gajendra W Suryawanshi, Kristyn E Feldman, Roberto Spreafico, Alexander Hoffmann
Combinatorial control of gene expression is presumed to be mediated by molecular interactions between coincident transcription factors (TFs). While information on the genome-wide locations of TFs is available, the genes they regulate and whether they function combinatorially often remain open questions. Here, we developed a mechanistic, rather than statistical, modeling approach to elucidate TF control logic from gene expression data. Applying this approach to hundreds of genes in 85 datasets measuring the transcriptional responses of murine fibroblasts and macrophages to cytokines and pathogens, we found that stimulus-responsive TFs generally function sequentially in logical OR gates or singly...
February 10, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237703/effect-of-cellular-ubiquitin-levels-on-the-regulation-of-oxidative-stress-response-and-proteasome-function-via-nrf1
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Donghee Lee, Kwon-Yul Ryu
The polyubiquitin genes Ubb and Ubc are upregulated under oxidative stress induced by arsenite [As(III)]. However, the role of ubiquitin (Ub) under As(III) exposure is not known in detail. In a previous study, we showed that the reduced viability observed in Ubc(-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts under As(III) exposure was not due to dysregulation of the Nrf2-Keap1 pathway, which prompted us to investigate another NFE2 family protein, nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 1 (Nrf1). In this study, we found that Ub deficiency due to Ubc knockdown in N2a cells reduced cell viability and proteasome activity under As(III) exposure...
February 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237621/inorganic-arsenic-inhibits-the-nucleotide-excision-repair-pathway-and-reduces-the-expression-of-xpc
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Nathaniel Holcomb, Mamta Goswami, Sung Gu Han, Tim Scott, John D'Orazio, David K Orren, C Gary Gairola, Isabel Mellon
Chronic exposure to arsenic, most often through contaminated drinking water, has been linked to several types of cancer in humans, including skin and lung cancer. However, the mechanisms underlying its role in causing cancer are not well understood. There is evidence that exposure to arsenic can enhance the carcinogenicity of UV light in inducing skin cancers and may enhance the carcinogenicity of tobacco smoke in inducing lung cancers. The nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway removes different types of DNA damage including those produced by UV light and components of tobacco smoke...
February 16, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237615/inhibition-of-dna-methylation-in-the-col1a2-promoter-by-anacardic-acid-prevents-uv-induced-decrease-of-type-i-procollagen-expression
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Min-Kyoung Kim, Eun Ju Kim, Yao Cheng, Mi Hee Shin, Jang-Hee Oh, Dong Hun Lee, Jin Ho Chung
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation decreases type I procollagen production mainly by inhibiting the TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway. Because further epigenetic regulatory mechanisms are unclear, we investigated the roles of DNA methylation and histone acetylation in UV-induced regulation of collagen type I alpha 2 (COL1A2) transcription in human dermal fibroblasts(HDFs). Anacardic acid (AA), a p300 histone acetyltransferase inhibitor, rescued the UV-induced decrease of type I procollagen expression in HDFs. Although UV irradiation induced global histone acetylation, it reduced the local recruitment of histone H3 acetylation as well as p300, and Smad2/3 to the p300 binding site (-1406/-1393) in the COL1A2 promoter as shown by chromatin immunoprecipitation...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237361/corrigendum-to-a-combination-of-small-molecules-directly-reprograms-mouse-fibroblasts-into-neural-stem-cells-biochem-biophys-res-commun-476-2016-42-48
#16
Jie Zheng, Kyung-Ah Choi, Phil Jun Kang, Solji Hyeon, Suhyun Kwon, Jai-Hee Moon, Insik Hwang, Yang In Kim, Yoon Sik Kim, Byung Sun Yoon, Gyuman Park, JangBo Lee, SungHoi Hong, Seungkwon You
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237347/generation-of-lif-independent-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-canine-fetal-fibroblasts
#17
N J N Gonçalves, F F Bressan, K C S Roballo, F V Meirelles, P L P Xavier, H Fukumasu, C Williams, M Breen, S Koh, R Sper, J Piedrahita, C E Ambrósio
Takahashi and Yamanaka established the first technique in which transcription factors related to pluripotency are incorporated into the genome of somatic cells to enable reprogramming of these cells. The expression of these transcription factors enables a differentiated somatic cell to reverse its phenotype to an embryonic state, generating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). iPSCs from canine fetal fibroblasts were produced through lentiviral polycistronic human and mouse vectors (hOSKM/mOSKM), aiming to obtain pluripotent stem cells with similar features to embryonic stem cells (ESC) in this animal model...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236846/the-prevention-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-bph
#18
W G Roper
Barry Marshall and Robin Warren were the first to show that the chronic diseases (gastric ulcer and chronic gastritis) were caused by an infection (Helicobacter pylori). The chronic disease benign prostatic hyperplasia belongs to the same ilk, except that the infection process is much more subtle and complex. The enzyme Phospholipase D (PLD) which is attached to the outer membrane of Escherichia coli (E. coli) has now been almost completely proven to be the basic cause of BPH. The evidence for this process is now extremely strong and compelling...
March 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236116/clinical-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-profile-of-lenvatinib-an-orally-active-small-molecule-multitargeted-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor
#19
Ziad Hussein, Hitoshi Mizuo, Seiichi Hayato, Masayuki Namiki, Robert Shumaker
Lenvatinib is a multikinase inhibitor that targets vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors 1-3, fibroblast growth factor receptors 1-4, platelet-derived growth factor receptor-alpha, and RET and KIT proto-oncogenes. Lenvatinib is approved for the treatment of radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer in the United States (US), European Union (EU), Canada, Japan, and Switzerland. It is also approved in combination with everolimus for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma following ≥1 VEGF-targeted treatment in the US and EU...
February 24, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235865/deficiency-in-il-1-receptor-type-2-aggravates-k-bxn-serum-transfer-induced-arthritis-in-mice-but-has-no-impact-on-systemic-inflammatory-responses
#20
Praxedis Martin, Gaby Palmer, Emiliana Rodriguez, Christian Alexander Seemayer, Jennifer Palomo, Dominique Talabot-Ayer, Cem Gabay
The biological activity of IL-1 is tightly regulated by the specific receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) and the decoy receptor IL-1 receptor type 2 (IL-1R2). The role of IL-1Ra has been well demonstrated in IL-1Ra-deficient mice. In contrast, the role of endogenous IL-1R2 remains widely unknown. To define the functional role of endogenous IL-1R2 in the K/BxN serum transfer arthritis model and in IL-1β- or LPS-induced systemic inflammation in vivo, IL-1R2(-/-) mice were created and compared with wild type mice. IL-1R2(-/-) mice bred habitually and exhibited a normal phenotype...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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