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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137669/blocked-expression-of-key-genes-of-the-angiogenic-pathway-in-jsrv-induced-pulmonary-adenocarcinomas
#1
Maryline Gomes, Fabienne Archer, Nicolas Girard, Barbara Gineys, Christine Dolmazon, Alexandra Bobet Erny, Jean-François Mornex, Caroline Leroux
JSRV (Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus) is a retrovirus inducing a transmissible lung adenocarcinoma in sheep and goats with predominantly lepidic and papillary lesions. This naturally occurring lung cancer in large animals shares many features with human pneumonic-type lung adenocarcinomas with predominant lepidic growth. The metastatic spread is rare in both human and animal cancers. This unique feature prompted us to decipher the angiogenesis pathway in these cancers. We focused on the levels of mRNA and proteins of genes implicated in the extension of JSRV-induced lung adenocarcinomas by studying their expression in lung cancers (n = 10) and normal lungs (n = 10) and in primary epithelial alveolar type II cells derived from cancers (n = 10) or normal lungs (n = 6)...
November 14, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137421/gper-mediates-differential-effects-of-estrogen-on-colon-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-migration-under-normoxic-and-hypoxic-conditions
#2
Viviana Bustos, Áine M Nolan, Anke Nijhuis, Harry Harvey, Alexandra Parker, Richard Poulsom, Jean McBryan, Warren Thomas, Andrew Silver, Brian J Harvey
The estrogen receptor ERβ is the predominant ER subtype expressed in normal well-differentiated colonic epithelium. However, ERβ expression is lost under the hypoxic microenvironment as colorectal cancer (CRC) malignancy progresses. This raises questions about the role of signalling through other estrogen receptors such as ERα or G-protein coupled estrogen receptor (GPER, GPR30) by the estrogen 17β-estradiol (E2) under hypoxic conditions after ERβ is lost in CRC progression. We tested the hypothesis that E2 or hypoxia can act via GPER to contribute to the altered phenotype of CRC cells...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137376/impact-of-vegfa-polymorphisms-on-glioma-risk-in-chinese
#3
Peng Zhao, Anjing Chen, Qichao Qi, Wenjing Zhou, Zichao Feng, Jiwei Wang, Ning Yang, Xingang Li, Jian Wang, Qibing Huang, Bin Huang
Several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) gene have been previously reported to be associated with glioma susceptibility, but individual studies have demonstrated inconclusive results. In the current study, a meta-analysis was performed to derive a more precise estimation of the involvement of VEGFA polymorphisms in glioma development. A comprehensive literature search conducted in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and OVID databases through February 25, 2017 yielded 4 eligible studies consisting of 2,275 cases and 2,475 controls...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133875/heart-function-and-thoracic-aorta-gene-expression-profiling-studies-of-ginseng-combined-with-different-herbal-medicines-in-enos-knockout-mice
#4
Yuchen Qian, Pan Li, Bin Lv, Xiaoqing Jiang, Ting Wang, Han Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiumei Gao
Ginseng, a popular herbal remedy, is often used in combination with other drugs to achieve the maximum therapeutic response. Shenfu (SFI) and Shenmai injection (SMI) have been widely used to treat cardiovascular disease in China. Our study explored the cardiovascular protection of SFI and SMI in eNOS knockout mice to investigate the differences and similarities of the two ginseng-combinations. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed to evaluate the left ventricular structure and function at baseline and 3, 7, and 14 days after drug administration...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125135/silk-fibroin-amniotic-membrane-3d-bi-layered-artificial-skin
#5
Mazaher Gholipourmalekabadi, A Samadikuchaksaraei, Alexander Marcus Seifalian, Aleksandra Urbanska, Hossein Ghanbarian, John George Hardy, Mir Omrani, Masoud Mozafari, Rui Luis Reis, Subhas Chandra Kundu
Burn injury has been reported to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality and it is still considered as unmet clinical need. Although there is a myriad of effective stem cells suggested for skin regeneration, there is no one ideal scaffold. The aim of this study was to develop a 3D bi-layer scaffold made of biological decellularized human amniotic membrane (AM) with viscoelastic electrospun nanofibrous silk fibroin (ESF) spun on top. The fabricated 3D bi-layer AM/ESF scaffold was submerged in ethanol to induce β-sheet transformation as well as to get a tightly coated and inseparable bilayer...
November 10, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121949/quantifying-engineered-nanomaterial-toxicity-comparison-of-common-cytotoxicity-and-gene-expression-measurements
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Donald H Atha, Amber Nagy, Andrea Steinbrück, Allison M Dennis, Jennifer A Hollingsworth, Varsha Dua, Rashi Iyer, Bryant C Nelson
BACKGROUND: When evaluating the toxicity of engineered nanomaterials (ENMS) it is important to use multiple bioassays based on different mechanisms of action. In this regard we evaluated the use of gene expression and common cytotoxicity measurements using as test materials, two selected nanoparticles with known differences in toxicity, 5 nm mercaptoundecanoic acid (MUA)-capped InP and CdSe quantum dots (QDs). We tested the effects of these QDs at concentrations ranging from 0.5 to 160 µg/mL on cultured normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells using four common cytotoxicity assays: the dichlorofluorescein assay for reactive oxygen species (ROS), the lactate dehydrogenase assay for membrane viability (LDH), the mitochondrial dehydrogenase assay for mitochondrial function, and the Comet assay for DNA strand breaks...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118335/adam9-promotes-lung-cancer-progression-through-vascular-remodeling-by-vegfa-angpt2-and-plat
#7
Chen-Yuan Lin, Chia-Fong Cho, Shih-Ting Bai, Jing-Pei Liu, Ting-Ting Kuo, Li-Ju Wang, Yu-Sen Lin, Ching-Chan Lin, Liang-Chuan Lai, Tzu-Pin Lu, Chih-Ying Hsieh, Chin-Nan Chu, Da-Chuan Cheng, Yuh-Pyng Sher
Lung cancer has a very high prevalence of brain metastasis, which results in a poor clinical outcome. Up-regulation of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 9 (ADAM9) in lung cancer cells is correlated with metastasis to the brain. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this correlation remains to be elucidated. Since angiogenesis is an essential step for brain metastasis, microarray experiments were used to explore ADAM9-regulated genes that function in vascular remodeling. The results showed that the expression levels of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA), angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2), and tissue plasminogen activator (PLAT) were suppressed in ADAM9-silenced cells, which in turn leads to decreases in angiogenesis, vascular remodeling, and tumor growth in vivo...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112400/lactoferrin-exerts-anti-tumor-effects-by-inhibiting-angiogenesis-in-a-ht29-human-colon-tumor-model
#8
Huiying Li, Ming Li, Chaochao Luo, Jiaqi Wang, Nan Zheng
To investigate the effect and potential mechanisms of lactoferrin on colon cancer cells and tumors, HT29 and HCT8 cells were exposed to varying concentrations of lactoferrin, and the impact on cell proliferation, migration and invasion were observed. Cell proliferation test showed that high dosage of lactoferrin (5-100 mg/mL) inhibited cell viability in a dose-dependent manner, with the 50% concentration of inhibition at 81.3±16.7 mg/mL and 101±23.8 mg/mL for HT29 and HCT8 cells, respectively. Interestingly, migration and invasion of the cells were inhibited dramatically by 20 mg/mL lactoferrin, consistent with the significant down regulation of VEGFR2, VEGFA, pPI3K, pAkt and pErk1/2 proteins...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110584/microrna-target-cross-talks-key-players-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
#9
Eman Ali Toraih, Nagwa Mahmoud Aly, Hoda Y Abdallah, Saeed Awad Al-Qahtani, Aly Am Shaalan, Mohammad Hosny Hussein, Manal Said Fawzy
The role of microRNAs in brain cancer is still naive. Some act as oncogene and others as tumor suppressors. Discovery of efficient biomarkers is mandatory to debate that aggressive disease. Bioinformatically selected microRNAs and their targets were investigated to evaluate their putative signature as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in primary glioblastoma multiforme. Expression of a panel of seven microRNAs (hsa-miR-34a, hsa-miR-16, hsa-miR-17, hsa-miR-21, hsa-miR-221, hsa-miR-326, and hsa-miR-375) and seven target genes ( E2F3, PI3KCA, TOM34, WNT5A, PDCD4, DFFA, and EGFR) in 43 glioblastoma multiforme specimens were profiled compared to non-cancer tissues via quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
November 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109770/epiregulin-promotes-lung-metastasis-of-salivary-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
#10
Wen-Wen Yang, Lin-Qian Yang, Fei Zhao, Chu-Wen Chen, Li-Hua Xu, Jia Fu, Sheng-Lin Li, Xi-Yuan Ge
Salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC) is a peculiar malignant tumor, characterized by its slow but inexorable growth, with a high incidence of lung metastasis and poor prognosis. Here, we show the upregulated expression of EGFR ligand epiregulin in a subset of SACC cells correlates with lung metastasis and unfavorable outcome in patients with SACC. We found that upregulation of epiregulin in SACC cells induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition by regulating GLI1/E-cadherin. Elevated epiregulin increased the expression of pro-angiogenic factors, such as VEGFA, bFGF, and IL-8...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107105/kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-9-down-regulates-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-transcription-and-suppresses-human-breast-cancer-invasion
#11
Xiao-Yan Bai, Shujing Li, Miao Wang, Xiahui Li, Yangyang Yang, Zhaowei Xu, Bowen Li, Yanan Li, Kangkai Xia, Huan Chen, Huijian Wu
Krüppel-like factor 9 (KLF9) plays critical roles in several types of tumor. However, the biological functions and the underlying mechanisms of KLF9 in breast cancer metastasis are still unknown. Here, we found the expression of KLF9 was significantly down-regulated in breast cancer and was inversely correlated with the expression of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) in breast cancer patients. Functionally, KLF9 transcriptionally down-regulated MMP9 expression and inhibited the metastasis of breast cancer cells...
October 26, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104726/microrna-34a-a-key-regulator-in-the-hallmarks-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Eman A Toraih, Afaf T Ibrahiem, Manal S Fawzy, Mohammad H Hussein, Saeed Awad M Al-Qahtani, Aly A M Shaalan
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) incidence has increased over the past two decades. Recent studies reported microRNAs as promising biomarkers for early cancer detection, accurate prognosis, and molecular targets for future treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the expression levels of miR-34a and 11 of its bioinformatically selected target genes and proteins to test their potential dysregulation in RCC. Quantitative real-time PCR for miR-34a and its targets; MET oncogene; gene-regulating apoptosis (TP53INP2 and DFFA); cell proliferation (E2F3); and cell differentiation (SOX2 and TGFB3) as well as immunohistochemical assay for VEGFA, TP53, Bcl2, TGFB1, and Ki67 protein expression have been performed in 85 FFPE RCC tumor specimens...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104239/the-effect-of-aquaporin-1-inhibition-on-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-malignant-mesothelioma
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Emily Pulford, James McEvoy, Ashleigh Hocking, Sarita Prabhakaran, Kim Griggs, Sonja Klebe
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive malignancy of the serosal membranes, with poor overall survival and quality of life. Limited targeted treatment strategies exist due to restricted knowledge of pathogenic pathways. Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a newly described phenomenon associated with increased aggressiveness in other malignancies, and has been characterized in MM. Normal mesothelium expresses aquaporin 1 (AQP1) and retained expression has been associated with improved survival in MM. AQP1 is expressed by normal vascular endothelium and is involved in mediating MM cell motility and proliferation...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095972/placental-growth-factor-is-required-for-ovulation-luteinization-and-angiogenesis-in-primate-ovulatory-follicles
#14
Hannah R Bender, Heidi A Trau, Diane M Duffy
Placental growth factor (PGF) is member of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family of angiogenesis regulators. VEGFA is an established regulator of ovulation and formation of the corpus luteum. To determine if PGF also mediates aspects of ovulation and luteinization, macaques received gonadotropins to stimulate multiple follicular development. Ovarian biopsies and whole ovaries were collected before (0h) and up to 36h after hCG administration to span the ovulatory interval. PGF and VEGFA were expressed by both granulosa cells and theca cells...
October 30, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095436/rna-sequencing-based-comparative-analysis-of-human-hepatic-progenitor-cells-and-their-niche-from-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-livers
#15
An Ceulemans, Stefaan Verhulst, Matthias Van Haele, Olivier Govaere, Juan-Jose Ventura, Leo A van Grunsven, Tania Roskams
Hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) are small cells with a relative large oval nucleus and a scanty cytoplasm situated in the canals of Hering that express markers of (immature) hepatocytes and cholangiocytes. HPCs are present in large numbers in alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH), one of the leading causes of chronic liver disease. To date, the mechanisms responsible for proliferation and differentiation of human HPCs are still poorly understood and the role of HPCs in ASH development is unknown. In this study, we aimed to characterise human HPCs and their interactions with other cells through comparison, on both protein and RNA level, of HPC-enriched cell populations from adult human liver tissue using different isolation methods...
November 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095088/vegf-a121a-binding-to-neuropilins-a-concept-revisited
#16
Sarvenaz Sarabipour, Feilim Mac Gabhann
All known splice isoforms of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) can bind to the receptor tyrosine kinases VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2. We focus here on VEGF-A121a and VEGF-A165a, two of the most abundant VEGF-A splice isoforms in human tissue (1) , and their ability to bind the Neuropilin co-receptors NRP1 and NRP2. The Neuropilins are key vascular, immune, and nervous system receptors on endothelial cells, neuronal axons, and regulatory T cells respectively. They serve as co-receptors for the Plexins in Semaphorin binding on neuronal and vascular endothelial cells, and for the VEGFRs in VEGF binding on vascular and lymphatic endothelial cells, and thus regulate the initiation and coordination of cell signaling by Semaphorins and VEGFs...
November 2, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095068/pro-angiogenic-gene-expression-is-associated-with-better-outcome-on-sunitinib-in-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#17
Benoit Beuselinck, Annelies Verbiest, Gabrielle Couchy, Sylvie Job, Aurélien de Reynies, Clément Meiller, Maarten Albersen, Virginie Verkarre, Evelyne Lerut, Arnaud Méjean, Jean-Jacques Patard, Brigitte Laguerre, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Patrick Schöffski, Stéphane Oudard, Jessica Zucman-Rossi
OBJECTIVES: Clear-cell renal cell carcinomas (ccRCC) are characterized by hyper-vascularization and can respond to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibitors such as sunitinib. We aimed to study the predictive value of the expression of genes in the hypoxia induced factor (HIF) - vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) - VEGFR-pro-angiogenic pathway in metastatic ccRCC (m-ccRCC) patients treated with sunitinib and the correlation between the expression of these genes and the molecular ccrcc-classification, the expression of genes involved in the immune-suppressive microenvironment and Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) - and Polybromo-1 (PBRM1) - mutational status...
November 2, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080298/concentration-effect-of-prostaglandin-e2-on-the-growth-factor-expression-and-cell-proliferation-in-bovine-endometrial-explants-and-their-kinetic-characteristics
#18
S Zhang, W Mao, Q Li, R Gao, Y Zhang, L Gao, C Fu, J Wu, Y Deng, Y Shen, T Li, B Liu, J Cao
Bovine endometrium undergoes various physiological and histological changes that are necessary for blastocyst implantation during oestrous cycle. From pro-oestrus to late-oestrus, endometrium thickens gradually for implantation preparation and exhibits remarkable capacity for self-repair after uterine lining shedding while implantation does not occur. The prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) secretion pattern is synchronized with endometrial growth during oestrous cycles in bovine endometrium; however, limited information is available regarding the association between PGE2 secretion and endometrial growth...
October 28, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076766/hyperglycemia-alters-the-protein-levels-of-prominin-1-and-vegfa-in-the-retina-of-albino-rats
#19
Shaima M Almasry, Eman M Habib, Rasha A Elmansy, Zeinab A Hassan
In this study, we addressed the potential relationship between prominin-1 (prom1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFA) in diabetes-induced retinopathy. In total, we examined 28 retinas from 14 rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes and 30 retinas from 15 untreated control rats. ELISA was used to measure the level of prom1 and VEGFA in retinal tissue homogenates. Immunohistochemical techniques were used with antibodies directed against prom1, VEGFA, and CASP-3. After 180 days of diabetes induction, we performed light and electron microscopy studies on rat eyes to evaluate histopathological changes and to estimate the de novo metric "Diabetic Retinopathy Histopathological Index" (DRHI)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069797/microrna-16-5p-overexpression-suppresses-proliferation-and-invasion-as-well-as-triggers-apoptosis-by-targeting-vegfa-expression-in-breast-carcinoma
#20
Yunhui Qu, Hongtao Liu, Xinquan Lv, Yuqiong Liu, Xiaojuan Wang, Min Zhang, Xiaqing Zhang, Yuenan Li, Qianqian Lou, Shenglei Li, Huixiang Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of small noncoding RNA molecules, can manipulate the expressions of endogenous tumor-related genes, and are implicated in the development and progression of a wide type of tumors. In this study, the investigation from real-time quantitative PCR revealed that miRNA-16-5p was downregulated in breast carcinoma tissues and cells, coupled with the elevations of HIF-α and VEGFA protein expressions, compared with normal tissues. Lentiviral armed with miR-16-5p markedly increased the miR-16-5p levels in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells, compared to blank and NC groups, and miR-16-5p overexpression significantly inhibited the proliferation and colony formation in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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