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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454438/chk2-is-involved-in-the-p53-independent-radiosensitizing-effects-of-valproic-acid
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Dong Wan Choo, Sung Ho Goh, Young Woo Cho, Hye Jung Baek, Eun Jung Park, Noboru Motoyama, Tae Hyun Kim, Joo Young Kim, Sang Soo Kim
Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for the majority of types of localized solid cancer. However, the risk of side effects to the surrounding normal tissues limits radiotherapeutic approaches. Whilst the mechanism of action of valproic acid, an inhibitor of histone deacetylase, remains unknown, the inhibitor is a potential antineoplastic radiosensitizer. The present study demonstrated the in vitro radiosensitizing effects of valproic acid on the human breast cancer MCF7 cell line, and revealed that valproic acid increased the level of DNA breakage, apoptosis and senescence...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454362/growth-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-resistant-philadelphia-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-role-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
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Cheng Zhang, Xi Zhang, Shi-Jie Yang, Xing-Hua Chen
Human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) may contribute to the growth of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-resistant chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). However, there are certain differences in biology between CML and Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph(+) ALL). Little is known about the role and mechanism of hBMSCs on the growth of TKI-resistant Ph(+) ALL. The current study co-cultured hBMSCs with the TKI-resistant SUP-B15. Next, the proliferation of SUP-B15 was detected using a Cell Counting Kit-8...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454335/effect-of-laser-therapy-on-plasma-expression-of-vegf-and-bfgf-in-infants-with-cutaneous-hemangioma
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Fagang Wang, Rongjian Xu, Qian Xu, Yongqian Cao, Li Lin, Wei Dang
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of laser therapy on the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in the plasma of infants diagnosed with cutaneous hemangioma, in order to identify biomarkers for assessing the clinical efficacy of laser therapy. In total, 109 infants with superficial abdominal hemangioma received laser treatment, of which 74 were diagnosed in the proliferation phase, 20 in the regression phase and 15 in the involution phase...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454334/taxotere-induced-elevated-expression-of-il8-in-carcinoma-associated-fibroblasts-of-breast-invasive-ductal-cancer
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Yingliang Li, Guohua Rong, Hua Kang
Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor in women worldwide, and accounts for an estimated 29% of new cases and 15% of cancer-associated mortalities each year. Invasive ductal carcinoma represents 70-80% of all breast cancer cases, which are responsible for the majority of breast cancer fatalities. Though great progress has been made in understanding the tumorigenesis and development of breast cancer, problems surrounding treatment persist. It was previously reported that carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) may be closely associated with chemotherapy resistance...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454331/centrosome-amplification-in-chondrosarcomas-a-primary-cell-culture-and-cryopreserved-tumor-sample-study
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Carla Aparecida Pinheiro, Iberê Cauduro Soares, Valter Penna, Jeremy Squire, Rui Manuel Vieira Reis, Sandra Regina Morini da Silva, Isabela de Carvalho, Marjori Leiva Camparoto, Maicon Fernando Zanon da Silva, Adhemar Longatto Longatto Filho
The genetics background underlying the aggressiveness of chondrosarcoma (CS) is poorly understood. One possible cause of malignant transformation is chromosomal instability, which involves an error in mitotic segregation due to numerical and/or functional abnormalities of centrosomes. The present study aimed to evaluate centrosome amplification in cryopreserved samples of tumor tissue from patients with CS. An analysis was performed on 3 primary cultures of tumors from patients who underwent surgery between January 2012 and December 2012 at the Department of Orthopedics at the Barretos Cancer Hospital (Barretos, Brazil)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454283/targeting-of-growth-factors-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-potentials-of-polysaccharides
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Xuan Wang, Jieyu Ding, Yuanyuan Feng, Lingling Weng, Guangqiang Zhao, Jianfeng Xiang, Minguang Zhang, Dongwei Xing
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide and is thus of great concern. Although various chemotherapeutic drugs are currently used for the treatment of HCC, severe side effects associated with these treatments have prompted interest in novel therapies, including the use of certain biological macromolecules such as polysaccharides. Several studies have shown that polysaccharides have anticancer and antiproliferative effects on HCC. Vascular endothelial growth factor, transforming growth factor β, epidermal growth factor and fibroblast growth factor may be effective targets for polysaccharides and may modulate tumor growth and immunity through increasing the expression levels of cytokines...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454096/effects-of-increased-kindlin-2-expression-in-bladder-cancer-stromal-fibroblasts
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Jitao Wu, Cuicui Yu, Li Cai, Youyi Lu, Lei Jiang, Chu Liu, Yongwei Li, Fan Feng, Zhenli Gao, Zhe Zhu, Shengqiang Yu, Hejia Yuan, Yuanshan Cui
Kindlin-2 is a focal adhesion protein highly expressed in bladder cancer stromal fibroblasts. We investigated the prognostic significance of Kindlin-2 in bladder cancer stromal fibroblasts and evaluated the effects of Kindlin-2 on the malignant behaviors of tumor cells. Immunohistochemical staining of 203 paraffin-embedded bladder cancer tissues showed that Kindlin-2 expression correlated with advanced stage, high grade, and relapse of bladder cancer. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis demonstrated that patients exhibiting high Kindlin-2 expression had shorter survival times than those with low Kindlin-2 expression (p < 0...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454092/hoxb7-promotes-tumor-progression-via-bfgf-induced-activation-of-mapk-erk-pathway-and-indicated-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Wei-Min Wang, Yang Xu, Yao-Hui Wang, Hai-Xiang Sun, Yun-Fan Sun, Yi-Feng He, Qing-Feng Zhu, Bo Hu, Xin Zhang, Jing-Lin Xia, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Jian Zhou, Xin-Rong Yang, Jia Fan
The homeobox-containing gene HOXB7 plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of many cancers, yet its role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. This study comprehensively analyzed the expression and clinical significance of HOXB7 in HCC and explored its potential mechanism in tumor progression. We found HOXB7 was highly expressed in HCC cell lines with highly metastatic potential and cancerous tissues from patients with tumor recurrence. The abilities of proliferation, migration, and invasion were notably decreased by depletion of HOXB7, and were enhanced by its enforced expression in vitro...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453953/dual-functioning-peptides-discovered-by-phage-display-increase-the-magnitude-and-specificity-of-bmsc-attachment-to-mineralized-biomaterials
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Harsha Ramaraju, Sharon J Miller, David H Kohn
Design of biomaterials for cell-based therapies requires presentation of specific physical and chemical cues to cells, analogous to cues provided by native extracellular matrices (ECM). We previously identified a peptide sequence with high affinity towards apatite (VTKHLNQISQSY, VTK) using phage display. The aims of this study were to identify a human MSC-specific peptide sequence through phage display, combine it with the apatite-specific sequence, and verify the specificity of the combined dual-functioning peptide to both apatite and human bone marrow stromal cells...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453913/bioprinting-of-biomimetic-skin-containing-melanocytes
#10
Daejin Min, Wonhye Lee, Il-Hong Bae, Tae Ryong Lee, Phillip Croce, Seung-Schik Yoo
This study reports a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique that is capable of producing a full-thickness skin model containing pigmentation. Multiple layers of fibroblasts (FB)-containing collagen hydrogel precursor were printed and crosslinked through neutralization using sodium bicarbonate, constituting the dermal layer. Melanocytes (MC) and keratinocytes (KC) were sequentially printed on top of the dermal layer to induce skin pigmentation upon subsequent air-liquid interface culture. Histological analysis was performed not only to confirm the formation of distinct skin layers, but also to identify the presence of pigmentation...
April 28, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453726/osteopontin-rna-aptamer-can-prevent-and-reverse-pressure-overload-induced-heart-failure
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Jihe Li, Keyvan Yousefi, Wen Ding, Jayanti Singh, Lina A Shehadeh
Aims: Cardiac myocyte hypertrophy, the main compensatory response to chronic stress in the heart often progresses to a state of decompensation that can lead to heart failure. Osteopontin (OPN) is an effector for extracellular signalling that induces myocyte growth and fibrosis. Although increased OPN activity has been observed in stressed myocytes and fibroblasts, the detailed and long term effects of blocking OPN signalling on the heart remain poorly defined. Targeting cardiac OPN protein by an RNA aptamer may be beneficial for tuning down OPN pathologic signalling...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453662/mglur5-tunes-ngf-trka-signaling-to-orient-spiny-stellate-neuron-dendrites-toward-thalamocortical-axons-during-whisker-barrel-map-formation
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Jui-Yen Huang, Hui-Chen Lu
Neurons receive and integrate synaptic inputs at their dendrites, thus dendritic patterning shapes neural connectivity and behavior. Aberrant dendritogenesis is present in neurodevelopmental disorders such as Down's syndrome and autism. Abnormal glutamatergic signaling has been observed in these diseases, as has dysfunction of the metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5). Deleting mGluR5 in cortical glutamatergic neurons disrupted their coordinated dendritic outgrowth toward thalamocortical axons and perturbed somatosensory circuits...
April 27, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453334/different-immune-signature-in-youths-experiencing-antipsychotic-induced-weight-gain-compared-to-untreated-obese-patients
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Simone Pisano, Gennaro Catone, Giangennaro Coppola, Marco Carotenuto, Raffaella Iuliano, Claudia Tiano, Anna Rita Montesanto, Vittoria D'Esposito, Emanuele Del Giudice Miraglia, Pietro Formisano, Carmela Bravaccio
OBJECTIVES: To assess cytokine and chemokine levels in youth experiencing antipsychotic-induced weight gain (AIWG) compared to obese patients, hypothesizing a different "immune signature" between the two kinds of obesity. METHODS: We compared a group of youth experiencing AIWG (N 19, mean age 159 months, mean body mass index [BMI] z-score 1.81) and an age-, gender-, and BMI-matched group of untreated obese patients (N 19, mean age 147 months, mean BMI z-score 2) for a wide range of cytokines and chemokines by using a multiplex ELISA test...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453285/pharmacological-reprogramming-of-somatic-cells-for-regenerative-medicine
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Min Xie, Shibing Tang, Ke Li, Sheng Ding
Lost or damaged cells in tissues and organs can be replaced by transplanting therapeutically competent cells. This approach requires methods that effectively manipulate cellular identities and properties to generate sufficient numbers of desired cell types for transplantation. These cells can be generated by reprogramming readily available somatic cells, such as fibroblasts, into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which can replicate indefinitely and give rise to any somatic cell type. This reprogramming can be achieved with genetic methods, such as forced expression of pluripotency-inducing transcription factors (TFs), which can be further improved, or even avoided, with pharmacological agents...
April 28, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449458/lower-expression-of-platelet-derived-growth-factor-is-associated-with-better-overall-survival-rate-of-patients-with-idiopathic-nonspecific-interstitial-pneumonia
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Xuyou Zhu, Xia Fang, Wei Chen, Fei Han, Ziling Huang, Benfang Luo, Pan Gu, Long Zhang, Weizhe Qiu, Yu Zeng, Weiwei Rui, Xianghua Yi
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (INSIP) presents with varying degrees of interstitial inflammation and fibrosis exhibiting a uniform appearance. Lack of knowledge on the underlying mechanisms of INSIP has contributed to few effective treatment strategies. Our study is designed to explore aberrantly expressed cytokines involvement in INSIP development. METHODS: Oligo GEArray was employed to detect the expression of cytokines in INSIP patients, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) was setup as isotype control...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449065/a-homozygous-missense-mutation-in-eral1-encoding-a-mitochondrial-rrna-chaperone-causes-perrault-syndrome
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Iliana A Chatzispyrou, Marielle Alders, Sergio Guerrero-Castillo, Ruben Zapata Perez, Martin A Haagmans, Laurent Mouchiroud, Janet Koster, Rob Ofman, Frank Baas, Hans R Waterham, Johannes N Spelbrink, Johan Auwerx, Marcel M Mannens, Riekelt H Houtkooper, Astrid S Plomp
Perrault syndrome (PS) is a rare recessive disorder characterized by ovarian dysgenesis and sensorineural deafness. It is clinically and genetically heterogeneous, and previously mutations have been described in different genes, mostly related to mitochondrial proteostasis. We diagnosed three unrelated females with PS and set out to identify the underlying genetic cause using exome sequencing. We excluded mutations in the known PS genes, but identified a single homozygous mutation in the ERAL1 gene (c.707A>T; p...
April 25, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448875/bioengineered-mannan-sulphate-capped-silver-nanoparticles-for-accelerated-and-targeted-wound-healing-physicochemical-and-biological-investigations
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Megha Mugade, Milind Patole, Varsha Pokharkar
In the present study, surface functionalized mannan sulphate silver nanoparticles (MS-AgNPs) were prepared and assessed for their wound healing potential. 20nm sized, spherical MS-AgNPs were prepared by one pot synthesis approach wherein the sulphated polysaccharide mannan sulphate (MS) played dual role of reducing as well as capping agent. The crystalline MS-AgNPs exhibited surface plasmon resonance centered at 400nm along with -32.40mV zeta potential. These stable MS-AgNPs showed enhanced cytocompatibility, targeting potential and cellular uptake in murine macrophages, human skin fibroblasts and human keratinocytes as compared to citrate reduced silver nanoparticles (C-AgNPs)...
April 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448819/construction-of-three-dimensional-vascularized-functional-human-liver-tissue-using-a-layer-by-layer-cell-coating-technique
#18
Kazuki Sasaki, Takami Akagi, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yasunari Fukuda, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Kunihito Gotoh, Koichi Kawamoto, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Mitsuru Akashi
The creation of artificial liver tissue is an active area of research due to the shortage of donors for liver transplantation. Here we investigated whether a simple and efficient cell coating technique developed in our laboratory could be used to generate functional vascularized liver tissue. This technique creates three-dimensional tissue by loading cells sterically onto other cells that have been coated with layer-by-layer (LbL) nanofilms of fibronectin and gelatin, two extracellular matrix proteins. We used this technique to construct homogenous, dense, well-vascularized liver tissue from cryopreserved human primary hepatocytes, human umbilical vein endothelial cells, and normal human dermal fibroblasts...
February 28, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448670/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-the-filtration-bleb-maintaining-effects-of-suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-saha
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Akiko Futakuchi, Toshihiro Inoue, Tomokazu Fujimoto, Utako Kuroda, Miyuki Inoue-Mochita, Eri Takahashi, Saori Ohira, Hidenobu Tanihara
Purpose: Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) has been shown to support the maintenance of experimental filtration blebs in animal models. This study was performed to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the bleb-maintaining effects of SAHA in modulating wound healing activities of conjunctival fibroblasts. Methods: Human conjunctival fibroblasts (HConFs) were pretreated with SAHA before treatment with TGF-β2. Microarray-based screening was used to investigate the gene expression profiles...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448522/nestin-expression-is-upregulated-in-the-fibrotic-rat-heart-and-is-localized-in-collagen-expressing-mesenchymal-cells-and-interstitial-cd31-cells
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Vanessa Hertig, Kim Tardif, Marc Andre Meus, Natacha Duquette, Louis Villeneuve, Fanny Toussaint, Jonathan Ledoux, Angelino Calderone
Renal and lung fibrosis was characterized by the accumulation of collagen-immunoreactive mesenchymal cells expressing the intermediate filament protein nestin. The present study tested the hypothesis that nestin expression was increased in the hypertrophied/fibrotic left ventricle of suprarenal abdominal aorta constricted adult male Sprague-Dawley rats and induced in ventricular fibroblasts by pro-fibrotic peptide growth factors. Nestin protein levels were upregulated in the pressure-overloaded left ventricle and expression positively correlated with the rise of mean arterial pressure...
2017: PloS One
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