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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214847/contribution-of-p62-to-phenotype-transition-of-coronary-arterial-myocytes-with-defective-autophagy
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Junxiang Bao, Guangbi Li, Xinxu Yuan, Pin-Lan Li, Erich Gulbins
BACKGROUND: Autophagy disorder contributes to dedifferentiation of arterial smooth muscle cells, but the mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we sought to investigate the role of scaffolding adaptor p62/SQSTM1 (p62) in phenotype switching of mouse coronary arterial myocytes (CAMs) induced by CD38 gene deficiency or lysosomal dysfunction which blocks autophagic flux in the cells. METHODS: Protein expression was measured by western blot analysis and immunofluorescent staining...
February 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212797/ca-2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-in-vascular-smooth-muscle
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F Z Saddouk, R Ginnan, H A Singer
Ca(2+)-dependent signaling pathways are central regulators of differentiated vascular smooth muscle (VSM) contractile function. In addition, Ca(2+) signals regulate VSM gene transcription, proliferation, and migration of dedifferentiated or "synthetic" phenotype VSM cells. Synthetic phenotype VSM growth and hyperplasia are hallmarks of pervasive vascular diseases including hypertension, atherosclerosis, postangioplasty/in-stent restenosis, and vein graft failure. The serine/threonine protein kinase Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is a ubiquitous mediator of intracellular Ca(2+) signals...
2017: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211472/proteolysis-regulates-cardiomyocyte-maturation-and-tissue-integration
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Ryuichi Fukuda, Felix Gunawan, Arica Beisaw, Vanesa Jimenez-Amilburu, Hans-Martin Maischein, Sawa Kostin, Koichi Kawakami, Didier Y R Stainier
Tissue integrity is critical for organ formation and function. During heart development, cardiomyocytes differentiate and integrate to form a coherent tissue that contracts synchronously. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating cardiac tissue integrity are poorly understood. Here we show that proteolysis, via the E3 ubiquitin ligase ASB2, regulates cardiomyocyte maturation and tissue integrity. Cardiomyocytes in asb2b zebrafish mutants fail to terminally differentiate, resulting in reduced cardiac contractility and output...
February 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193997/stepwise-reprogramming-of-liver-cells-to-a-pancreas-progenitor-state-by-the-transcriptional-regulator-tgif2
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Nuria Cerdá-Esteban, Heike Naumann, Silvia Ruzittu, Nancy Mah, Igor M Pongrac, Corinna Cozzitorto, Angela Hommel, Miguel A Andrade-Navarro, Ezio Bonifacio, Francesca M Spagnoli
The development of a successful lineage reprogramming strategy of liver to pancreas holds promises for the treatment and potential cure of diabetes. The liver is an ideal tissue source for generating pancreatic cells, because of its close developmental origin with the pancreas and its regenerative ability. Yet, the molecular bases of hepatic and pancreatic cellular plasticity are still poorly understood. Here, we report that the TALE homeoprotein TGIF2 acts as a developmental regulator of the pancreas versus liver fate decision and is sufficient to elicit liver-to-pancreas fate conversion both ex vivo and in vivo...
February 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193096/dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-of-the-retroperitoneum-with-heterologous-osteosarcomatous-differentiation-and-a-striking-aneurysmal-bone-cyst-like-morphology
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Carole Van Haverbeke, Jo Van Dorpe, Evelyne Lecoutere, Uta Flucke, Liesbeth Ferdinande, David Creytens
A 69-year-old woman with a 10-year medical history of recurrent retroperitoneal dedifferentiated liposarcoma presented with a 3-cm large hemorrhagic and multicystic left-sided retroperitoneal mass. Histopathological examination of the resected specimen showed a heterogeneous, high-grade mesenchymal nonlipogenic tumor with areas of osteoblastic/osteosarcomatous differentiation and aneurysmal bone cyst-like features. Based on the clinical presentation, the morphology, and the supportive immunohistochemical and molecular findings (MDM2 overexpression and amplification of the MDM2 gene, respectively), a diagnosis of a dedifferentiated liposarcoma with heterologous osteosarcomatous differentiation and an aneurysmal bone cyst-like morphology was made...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191764/neural-progenitor-like-cells-induced-from-human-gingiva-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-regulate-myelination-of-schwann-cells-in-rat-sciatic-nerve-regeneration
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Qunzhou Zhang, Phuong Nguyen, Qilin Xu, Wonse Park, Sumin Lee, Akihiro Furuhashi, Anh D Le
Regeneration of peripheral nerve injury remains a major clinical challenge. Recently, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been considered as potential candidates for peripheral nerve regeneration; however, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we show that human gingiva-derived MSCs (GMSCs) could be directly induced into multipotent NPCs (iNPCs) under minimally manipulated conditions without the introduction of exogenous genes. Using a crush-injury model of rat sciatic nerve, we demonstrate that GMSCs transplanted to the injury site could differentiate into neuronal cells, whereas iNPCs could differentiate into both neuronal and Schwann cells...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191296/dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-of-the-esophagus-a-case-report-and-selected-review-of-the-literature
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Christopher L Brett, Daniel H Miller, Liuyan Jiang, Herbert C Wolfsen, Steven Attia, Lauren Hintenlang, Niveditha Jagadesh, Robert C Miller
Soft tissue sarcomas of the esophagus represent an extremely rare cause of esophageal masses, and an even smaller proportion of these tumors represent dedifferentiated liposarcomas. We present a case of a 75-year-old gentleman presenting with dysphagia found to have a 5 cm pedunculated mass in the cervical esophagus, originating at the cricopharyngeus. This was found to have involvement limited to the superficial mucosa by endoscopic ultrasound, and the lesion was subsequently resected endoscopically. Pathology demonstrated an undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma later determined to represent dedifferentiated liposarcoma after fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis...
November 17, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185633/expression-profile-of-biomarkers-altered-in-papillary-and-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-contribution-of-tunisian-patients
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Asma Fourati, Olfa El Amine, Wided Ben Ayoub, Imen Cherni, Aida Goucha, Michèle Véronique El May, Amor Gamoudi, Ahmed El May
AIMS: The objective of this study was to compare the protein expression profile between well-differentiated (papillary) and undifferentiated (anaplastic) thyroid carcinoma in Tunisian patients. METHODS: This first Tunisian retrospective study concerned data of 38 thyroid cancer cases (19 papillary carcinoma PTC and 19 anaplastic carcinoma ATC) collected at Salah Azaiez Institute of Tunisia. Immunohistochemistry was used to evaluate tumor expression of different molecular markers (p53, Ki67, E-cadherin, cyclin D1, bcl2, S100 and Her-2)...
February 6, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179999/cancer-stem-like-cells-can-be-induced-through-dedifferentiation-under-hypoxic-conditions-in-glioma-hepatoma-and-lung-cancer
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Pan Wang, Wen-Wu Wan, Shuang-Long Xiong, Hua Feng, Nan Wu
Traditional studies have shown that transcription factors, including SOX-2, OCT-4, KLF-4, Nanog and Lin-28A, contribute to the dedifferentiation and reprogramming process in normal tissues. Hypoxia is a physiological phenomenon that exists in tumors and promotes the expression of SOX-2, OCT-4, KLF-4, Nanog and Lin-28A. Therefore, an interesting question is whether hypoxia as a stimulating factor promotes the process of dedifferentiation and induces the formation of cancer stem-like cells. Studies have shown that OCT-4 and Nanog overexpression induced the formation of cancer stem cell-like cells through dedifferentiation and enhanced malignancy in lung adenocarcinoma, and reprogramming SOX-2 in pancreatic cancer cells also promoted the dedifferentiation process...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174333/resting-state-network-topology-differentiates-task-signals-across-the-adult-lifespan
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Micaela Y Chan, Fahd H Alhazmi, Denise C Park, Neil K Savalia, Gagan S Wig
: Brain network connectivity differs across individuals. For example, older adults exhibit less segregated resting-state sub-networks relative to younger adults (e.g., Chan et al., 2014). It has been hypothesized that individual differences in network connectivity impact the recruitment of brain areas during task execution. While recent studies have described the spatial overlap between resting-state functional correlation (RSFC) sub-networks and task-evoked activity, it is unclear whether individual variations in the connectivity pattern of a brain area (topology) relates to its activity during task execution...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171827/vascular-inflammation-and-media-calcification-are-already-present-in-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Kerstin Benz, Ildiko Varga, Daniel Neureiter, Valentina Campean, Christoph Daniel, Christian Heim, Albrecht Reimann, Michael Weyand, Karl F Hilgers, Kerstin Amann
BACKGROUND: While patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high prevalence of classical coronary risk factors, there is increasing evidence that atherosclerosis is different in renal compared to nonrenal patients. Therefore, the present study compares changes in different vessels obtained at cardiac surgery between patients with early and advanced CKD and nonrenal control patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty patients undergoing cardiac bypass surgery were divided into three groups: (i) 24 control patients with creatinine <1...
January 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167342/cellular-transformation-of-human-mammary-epithelial-cells-by-satb2
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Wei Yu, Yiming Ma, Augusto C Ochoa, Sharmila Shankar, Rakesh K Srivastava
Breast tumors are heterogeneous and carry a small population of progenitor cells that can produce various subtypes of breast cancer. SATB2 (special AT-rich binding protein-2) is a newly identified transcription factor and epigenetic regulator. It is highly expressed in embryonic stem cells, but not in adult tissues, and regulates pluripotency-maintaining factors. However, the molecular mechanisms by which SATB2 induces transformation of human mammary epithelial cells (HMECs) leading to malignant phenotype are unknown...
February 1, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165114/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-triggers-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-dedifferentiation-by-a-p68-serum-response-factor-axis
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Ye Fan, Jing Zhang, Cai-Yu Chen, Ying-Bin Xiao, Laureano D Asico, Pedro A Jose, Jian-Cheng Xu, Gui-Sheng Qian, Chun-Yu Zeng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162998/common-telomere-changes-during-in%C3%A2-vivo-reprogramming-and-early-stages-of-tumorigenesis
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Rosa M Marión, Isabel López de Silanes, Lluc Mosteiro, Benjamin Gamache, María Abad, Carmen Guerra, Diego Megías, Manuel Serrano, Maria A Blasco
Reprogramming of differentiated cells into induced pluripotent stem cells has been recently achieved in vivo in mice. Telomeres are essential for chromosomal stability and determine organismal life span as well as cancer growth. Here, we study whether tissue dedifferentiation induced by in vivo reprogramming involves changes at telomeres. We find telomerase-dependent telomere elongation in the reprogrammed areas. Notably, we found highly upregulated expression of the TRF1 telomere protein in the reprogrammed areas, which was independent of telomere length...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159836/c-myc-downregulation-is-required-for-preacinar-to-acinar-maturation-and-pancreatic-homeostasis
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Victor J Sánchez-Arévalo Lobo, Luis César Fernández, Enrique Carrillo-de-Santa-Pau, Laia Richart, Isidoro Cobo, Jaroslaw Cendrowski, Ulisses Moreno, Natalia Del Pozo, Diego Megías, Bernardette Bréant, Christopher V Wright, Mark Magnuson, Francisco X Real
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: c-Myc is highly expressed in pancreatic multipotent progenitor cells (MPC) and in pancreatic cancer. The transition from MPC to unipotent acinar progenitors is associated with c-Myc downregulation; a role for c-Myc in this process, and its possible relationship to a role in cancer, has not been established. DESIGN: Using coimmunoprecipitation assays, we demonstrate that c-Myc and Ptf1a interact. Using reverse transcriptase qPCR, western blot and immunofluorescence, we show the erosion of the acinar programme...
February 3, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157488/placental-stem-villus-arterial-remodeling-associated-with-reduced-hydrogen-sulfide-synthesis-contributes-to-human-fetal-growth-restriction
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Liangjian Lu, John Kingdom, Graham J Burton, Tereza Cindrova-Davies
Intrauterine fetal growth restriction (IUGR) is often associated with compromised umbilical arterial flow, indicating increased placental vascular resistance. Oxidative stress is causatively implicated. Hydrogen sulfide maintains differentiated smooth muscle in vascular beds, and its synthetic enzyme cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) is down-regulated in growth-restricted placentas. We hypothesized that remodeling of resistance arteries in stem villi contributes to IUGR by compromising umbilical blood flow via oxidative stress, reducing hydrogen sulfide signaling...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153781/msx1-modulated-muscle-satellite-cells-retain-a-primitive-state-and-exhibit-an-enhanced-capacity-for-osteogenic-differentiation
#17
Ke Ding, Wen-Ying Liu, Qiang Zeng, Fang Hou, Jian-Zhong Xu, Zhong Yang
Multipotent muscle satellite cells (MuSCs) have been identified as potential seed cells for bone tissue engineering. However, MuSCs exhibit a rapid loss of stemness after in vitro culturing, thereby compromising their therapeutic efficiency. Muscle segment homeobox gene 1 (msx1) has been found to induce the dedifferentiation of committed progenitor cells, as well as terminally differentiated myotubes. In this study, a Tet-off retroviral gene delivery system was used to modulate msx1 expression. After ten passages, MuSCs that did not express msx-1 (e...
January 31, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150227/apobec1-promotes-neurotoxicity-induced-dedifferentiation-of-m%C3%A3-ller-glial-cells
#18
Jian Xiao, Xue Li, Lan Chen, Xin Han, Wei Zhao, Lianlian Li, Jie-Guang Chen
Retinal Müller glial cells in mammals acquire stem and progenitor cell properties after neurotoxic treatment. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying proliferation and dedifferentiation of adult Müller cells in the mammalian retina were unclear. In this study, treatments with N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) plus epidermal growth factor (EGF) led to the proliferation of Müller cells and expression of stem cell markers including Nanog and Nestin in the retina. The increased mRNA for Nanog and Nestin were coincident with reduced methylation of a Nanog promoter and a Nestin enhancer specific in the neural stem cells, respectively...
February 2, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149932/aquaporin-3-expression-loss-in-urothelial-carcinoma-association-with-tumor-invasion-depth-but-not-with-grading
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Johannes Breyer, Wolfgang Otto, Maximilian Burger, Arndt Hartmann, Peter C Rubenwolf
We have previously provided molecular evidence of expression of aquaporin 3 (AQP3) in normal human urothelium and in UBC of various stages. Whereas former studies demonstrated that loss of AQP3 was associated with invasive and high-grade disease and worse progression-free and cancer-specific survival, this report investigates the expression of AQP3 in associated CIS. Contrary to what we had expected, all CIS specimens were shown to exhibit strong AQP3 expression, suggesting loss of AQP3 in UBC is primarily associated with the ability of tumor cells for invasion but not with grading as sign of dedifferentiation...
January 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147251/incidence-and-adverse-prognostic-implications-of-histopathologic-organ-invasion-in-primary-retroperitoneal-sarcoma
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Mark Fairweather, Jiping Wang, Vickie Y Jo, Elizabeth H Baldini, Monica M Bertagnolli, Chandrajit P Raut
BACKGROUND: The incidence of histopathologic organ invasion (HOI) in retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS) is not well described. We reviewed our experience to investigate the rate and prognostic implications of HOI. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with primary RPS who underwent surgery at our institution were reviewed. HOI was defined as microscopic organ invasion confirmed by re-review of pathology slides by an expert sarcoma pathologist. Impact of HOI on the crude cumulative incidence (CCI) of locoregional recurrence (LRR), distant recurrence (DR) and overall survival (OS) rates was analyzed...
January 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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