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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053396/embryonic-stem-cell-secreted-factors-decrease-invasiveness-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-through-regulome-modulation
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Elizabeth Tarasewicz, Robert S Oakes, Misael O Aviles, Joelle Straehla, Kathryn M Chilton, Joseph T Decker, Jia Wu, Lonnie D Shea, Jacqueline S Jeruss
Stem cell microenvironments decrease the invasiveness of cancer cells, and elucidating the mechanisms associated with disease regression could further the development of targeted therapies for aggressive cancer subtypes. To this end, we applied an emerging technology, TRanscriptional Activity CEll aRray (TRACER), to investigate the reprogramming of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells in conditions that promoted a less aggressive phenotype. The repressive environment was established through exposure to mouse embryonic stem cell conditioned media (mESC CM)...
October 20, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052609/neuro-ophthalmic-side-effects-of-molecularly-targeted-cancer-drugs
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M T Bhatti, A K S Salama
The past two decades has been an amazing time in the advancement of cancer treatment. Molecularly targeted therapy is a concept in which specific cellular molecules (overexpressed, mutationally activated, or selectively expressed proteins) are manipulated in an advantageous manner to decrease the transformation, proliferation, and/or survival of cancer cells. In addition, increased knowledge of the role of the immune system in carcinogenesis has led to the development of immune checkpoint inhibitors to restore and enhance cellular-mediated antitumor immunity...
October 20, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052173/regulation-of-osteoblast-differentiation-and-iron-content-in-mc3t3-e1-cells-by-static-magnetic-field-with-different-intensities
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Jiancheng Yang, Jian Zhang, Chong Ding, Dandan Dong, Peng Shang
Many studies have indicated that static magnetic fields (SMFs) have positive effects on bone tissue, including bone formation and bone healing process. Evaluating the effects of SMFs on bone cell (especially osteoblast) function and exploring the mechanism, which is critical for understanding the possible risks or benefits from SMFs to the balance of bone remodeling. Iron and magnetic fields have the natural relationship, and iron is an essential element for normal bone metabolism. Iron overload or deficiency can cause severe bone disorders including osteoporosis...
October 19, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052136/human-t-cell-leukemia-virus-type-1-infection-and-adult-t-cell-leukemia
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Chi-Ping Chan, Kin-Hang Kok, Dong-Yan Jin
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is the first retrovirus discovered to cause adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), a highly aggressive blood cancer. HTLV-1 research in the past 35 years has been most revealing in the mechanisms of viral oncogenesis. HTLV-1 establishes a lifelong persistent infection in CD4(+) T lymphocytes. The infection outcome is governed by host immunity. ATL develops in 2-5% of infected individuals 30-50 years after initial exposure. HTLV-1 encodes two oncoproteins Tax and HBZ, which are required for initiation of cellular transformation and maintenance of cell proliferation, respectively...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051567/mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-enhance-engraftment-vasculogenic-and-pro-angiogenic-activities-of-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-in-immunocompetent-hosts
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Abbas Shafiee, Jatin Patel, James S Lee, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Nicholas M Fisk, Kiarash Khosrotehrani
The clinical use of endothelial colony forming cells (ECFC) is hampered by their restricted engraftment. We aimed to assess engraftment, vasculogenic and pro-angiogenic activities of ECFC in immunocompetent (C57BL/6: WT) or immunodeficient (rag1 (-/-) C57BL/6: Rag1) mice. In addition, the impact of host immune system was investigated where ECFC were co-implanted with mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) from adult bone marrow (AdBM-MSC), fetal bone marrow (fBM-MSC), fetal placental (fPL-MSC), or maternal placental (MPL-MSC)...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051270/hypoxia-induced-pd-l1-pd-1-crosstalk-impairs-t-cell-function-in-sleep-apnoea
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Carolina Cubillos-Zapata, Jose Avendaño-Ortiz, Enrique Hernandez-Jimenez, Victor Toledano, Jose Casas-Martin, Anibal Varela-Serrano, Marta Torres, Isaac Almendros, Raquel Casitas, Isabel Fernández-Navarro, Aldara Garcia-Sanchez, Luis A Aguirre, Ramón Farre, Eduardo López-Collazo, Francisco García-Rio
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with higher cancer incidence, tumour aggressiveness and cancer mortality, as well as greater severity of infections, which have been attributed to an immune deregulation. We studied the expression of programmed cell death (PD)-1 receptor and its ligand (PD-L1) on immune cells from patients with OSA, and its consequences on immune-suppressing activity. We report that PD-L1 was overexpressed on monocytes and PD-1 was overexpressed on CD8(+) T-cells in a severity-dependent manner...
October 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050819/relb-regulates-th17-differentiation-in-a-cell-intrinsic-manner
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Ievgen O Koliesnik, Nico Andreas, Vasily S Romanov, Sravya Sreekantapuram, Branislav Krljanac, Ronny Haenold, Falk Weih
The role of the alternative NF-κB pathway is mainly attributed to the lymphoid organ formation and blood cancer. However, its involvement in lymphocyte differentiation is not clearly defined. Recently, we have shown that uncontrolled activation of alternative NF-κB in mice lacking the NF-κB inhibitory protein p100 (p100(-/-) mice) hinders plasmablast proliferation and diminishes T cell independent responses. Here we show that hyperactivation of this pathway leads to a cell-intrinsic T cell defects. p100-deficient T helper cells displayed both an activation and a proliferation defect in vitro...
October 16, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050512/iron-deficiency-beyond-erythropoiesis-should-we-be-concerned
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Khaled M Musallam, Ali T Taher
OBJECTIVE: To consider the key implications of iron deficiency for biochemical and physiological functions beyond erythropoiesis. METHODS: PubMed was searched for relevant journal articles published up to August 2017. RESULTS: Anemia is the most well-recognized consequence of persisting iron deficiency, but various other unfavorable consequences can develop either before or concurrently with anemia. Mitochondrial function can be profoundly disturbed since iron is a cofactor for heme-containing enzymes and non-heme iron-containing enzymes in the mitochondrial electron transport chain...
October 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050481/microrna-497-suppress-osteosarcoma-by-targeting-mapk-erk-pathway
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Z L Gui, T L Wu, G C Zhao, Z X Lin, H G Xu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to study the mechanism of miRNA-497 in the apoptosis of osteosarcoma cells. METHODS: MG-63 cells were divided into the three groups: NC, BL and miRNA groups, NC group were treated with nothing; BL group were transfected with blank vector; miRNA group were transfected with miRNA-497. Cell proliferation rate was detected by MTT method; Apoptosis rate was detected by flow cytometry and measuring the gene and protein expression of MAPK, Erk and P 21 by RT-PCR and Western blot...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050337/comprehensive-immune-transcriptomic-analysis-in-bladder-cancer-reveals-subtype-specific-immune-gene-expression-patterns-of-prognostic-relevance
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Runhan Ren, Kathrin Tyryshkin, Charles H Graham, Madhuri Koti, D Robert Siemens
Recent efforts on genome wide profiling of muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) have led to its classification into distinct genomic and transcriptomic molecular subtypes that exhibit variability in prognosis. Evolving evidence from recent immunotherapy trials has demonstrated the significance of pre-existing tumour immune profiles that could guide treatment decisions. To identify immune gene expression patterns associated with the molecular subtypes, we performed a comprehensive in silico immune transcriptomic profiling, utilizing transcriptomic data from 347 MIBC cases from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050320/epigenetic-regulation-of-interleukin-8-expression-by-class-i-hdac-and-cbp-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Himavanth R Gatla, Yue Zou, Mohammad M Uddin, Ivana Vancurova
Although inhibitors of epigenetic regulators have been effective in the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) and other hematopoietic malignancies, they have been less effective in solid tumors, including ovarian cancer (OC). We have previously shown that inhibition of histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity induces expression of the pro-inflammatory and pro-angiogenic chemokine interleukin-8 (CXCL8, IL-8) in OC cells, resulting in their increased survival and proliferation. Here, we show that in addition to ovarian cancer SKOV3, OVCAR3, and CAOV3 cells, HDAC inhibition induces the CXCL8 expression in HeLa cells, but not in CTCL Hut-78 cells...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050201/htlv-1-viral-oncogene-hbz-induces-osteolytic-bone-disease-in-transgenic-mice
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Alison K Esser, Daniel A Rauch, Jingyu Xiang, John C Harding, Nicole A Kohart, Michael H Ross, Xinming Su, Kevin Wu, Devra Huey, Yalin Xu, Kiran Vij, Patrick L Green, Thomas J Rosol, Stefan Niewiesk, Lee Ratner, Katherine N Weilbaecher
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is an aggressive T cell malignancy that occurs in HTLV-1 infected patients. Most ATL patients develop osteolytic lesions and hypercalcemia of malignancy, causing severe skeletal related complications and reduced overall survival. The HTLV-1 virus encodes 2 viral oncogenes, Tax and HBZ. Tax, a transcriptional activator, is critical to ATL development, and has been implicated in pathologic osteolysis. HBZ, HTLV-1 basic leucine zipper transcription factor, promotes tumor cell proliferation and disrupts Wnt pathway modulators; however, its role in ATL induced osteolytic bone loss is unknown...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049331/hiv-dynamics-linked-to-memory-cd4-t-cell-homeostasis
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John M Murray, John Zaunders, Sean Emery, David A Cooper, William J Hey-Nguyen, Kersten K Koelsch, Anthony D Kelleher
The dynamics of latent HIV is linked to infection and clearance of resting memory CD4+ T cells. Infection also resides within activated, non-dividing memory cells and can be impacted by antigen-driven and homeostatic proliferation despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART). We investigated whether plasma viral level (pVL) and HIV DNA dynamics could be explained by HIV's impact on memory CD4+ T cell homeostasis. Median total, 2-LTR and integrated HIV DNA levels per μL of peripheral blood, for 8 primary (PHI) and 8 chronic HIV infected (CHI) individuals enrolled on a raltegravir (RAL) based regimen, exhibited greatest changes over the 1st year of ART...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048894/immunomodulatory-polyketides-from-a-phoma-like-fungus-isolated-from-a-soft-coral
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Yi-Zhe Sun, Tibor Kurtán, Attila Mándi, Hua Tang, Yalan Chou, Keryea Soong, Li Su, Peng Sun, Chun-Lin Zhuang, Wen Zhang
Fourteen new polyketides with a trans-fused decalin ring system, libertalides A-N (3-16), together with two known analogues, aspermytin A and its acetate (1, 2), were isolated from the fermentation extract of a coral-derived Libertasomyces sp. fungus. Their relative configurations were elucidated on the basis of detailed spectroscopic analysis, and the absolute configurations were determined by TDDFT-ECD and optical rotation (OR) calculations. The OR of 1 and 2 were found to have opposite signs in CH3CN and CHCl3, which was in agreement with the OR calculations producing alternating signs for the optical rotation depending on the applied conditions...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048676/decreased-expression-of-the-augmenter-of-liver-regeneration-results-in-growth-inhibition-and-increased-chemosensitivity-of-acute-t-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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Yan Shen, Qi Liu, Shifeng Lou, Yun Luo, Hang Sun, Hanqing Zeng, Jianchuan Deng
Augmenter of liver regeneration (ALR) plays crucial roles in cell survival and growth. Previous studies have demonstrated that ALR exerts a protective effect on toxic agent‑induced cell death in acute T lymphoblastic leukemia cells and ALR knockdown can sensitize cancer cells to radiation. However, the biological functions of ALR against drug resistance in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia are mostly unknown. In the present study, we investigated the effect of small interfering RNA (siRNA)-induced ALR silencing on cell proliferation and sensitivity to vincristine (VCR) of Jurkat cells...
September 21, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048671/adoptive-immunotherapy-combined-with-fp-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
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Mayako Nishio-Nagai, Susumu Suzuki, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Ryuzo Ueda, Yoshiaki Kazaoka
FP treatment, which combines 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin (CDDP) chemotherapy, is widely used for treatment of advanced head and neck cancer (HNC). It has been suggested that these drugs cause immunomodulation in the cancer microenvironment, for example, downregulation of immunosuppressive cells such as regulatory T-cells (Tregs) and myeloid-derived suppressive cells (MDSCs), activating dendritic cells (DCs), and upregulation of tumor antigens and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules in cancer cells leads to enhancement of cancer immunity, which is important in cancer treatment, as well as providing a direct killing effect...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048633/in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-anti-primary-effusion-lymphoma-activities-of-fucoidan-extracted-from-cladosiphon-okamuranus-tokida
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Chie Ishikawa, Naoki Mori
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) caused by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is characterized by lymphomatous effusion in body cavities and poor prognosis. There is still no effective treatment for PEL. Fucoidan, a major sulfated polysaccharide isolated from brown seaweeds, has an attractive array of bioactivities such as cancer inhibition. However, the effects of fucoidan on PEL cells remain unclear. We investigated the anti-PEL effects of fucoidan obtained from Cladosiphon okamuranus Tokida cultivated in Okinawa...
September 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048462/obesity-induced-vascular-dysfunction-and-arterial-stiffening-requires-endothelial-cell-arginase-1
#18
Anil Bhatta, Lin Yao, Zhimin Xu, Haroldo A Toque, Jijun Chen, Reem T Atawia, Abdelrahman Y Fouda, Zsolt Bagi, Rudolf Lucas, Ruth B Caldwell, Robert W Caldwell
Aims: Elevation of arginase activity has been linked to vascular dysfunction in diabetes and hypertension by a mechanism involving decreased nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability due to L-arginine depletion. Excessive arginase activity also can drive L-arginine metabolism towards the production of ornithine, polyamines, and proline, promoting proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells and collagen formation, leading to perivascular fibrosis. We hypothesized that there is a specific involvement of arginase 1 expression within the vascular endothelial cells in this pathology...
September 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048335/bone-marrow-derived-stem-cell-populations-are-differentially-regulated-by-thyroid-or-and-ovarian-hormone-loss
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Bassam F Mogharbel, Eltyeb Abdelwahid, Ana C Irioda, Julio C Francisco, Rossana B Simeoni, Daiany de Souza, Carolina M C O de Souza, Míriam P Beltrame, Reginaldo J Ferreira, Luiz C Guarita-Souza, Katherine A T de Carvalho
Bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMDSCs) play an essential role in organ repair and regeneration. The molecular mechanisms by which hormones control BMDSCs proliferation and differentiation are unclear. Our aim in this study was to investigate how a lack of ovarian or/and thyroid hormones affects stem cell number in bone marrow lineage. To examine the effect of thyroid or/and ovarian hormones on the proliferative activity of BMDSCs, we removed the thyroid or/and the ovaries of adult female rats. An absence of ovarian and thyroid hormones was confirmed by Pap staining and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) measurement, respectively...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047327/integrative-testis-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-differentially-expressed-mirnas-and-their-mrna-targets-during-early-puberty-in-atlantic-salmon
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K O Skaftnesmo, R B Edvardsen, T Furmanek, D Crespo, E Andersson, L Kleppe, G L Taranger, J Bogerd, R W Schulz, A Wargelius
BACKGROUND: Our understanding of the molecular mechanisms implementing pubertal maturation of the testis in vertebrates is incomplete. This topic is relevant in Atlantic salmon aquaculture, since precocious male puberty negatively impacts animal welfare and growth. We hypothesize that certain miRNAs modulate mRNAs relevant for the initiation of puberty. To explore which miRNAs regulate mRNAs during initiation of puberty in salmon, we performed an integrated transcriptome analysis (miRNA and mRNA-seq) of salmon testis at three stages of development: an immature, long-term quiescent stage, a prepubertal stage just before, and a pubertal stage just after the onset of single cell proliferation activity in the testis...
October 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
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