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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647468/influence-of-rabbit-notochordal-cells-on-symptomatic-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-anti-angiogenic-capacity-on-human-endothelial-cell-proliferation-under-hypoxia
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Woo-Keun Kwon, Hong Joo Moon, Taek-Hyun Kwon, Youn-Kwan Park, Joo Han Kim
OBJECTIVES: Symptomatic degenerative disc disease (DDD) is associated with neovascularization and nerve ingrowth into intervertebral discs (IVDs). Notochordal cells (NCs) are key cells that may lead to regeneration of IVDs. However, their activities under conditions of hypoxia, the real environment of IVD, are not well known. We hypothesized that NCs may inhibit neovascularization by interacting with endothelial cells (ECs) under hypoxia. DESIGN: Human IVDs were isolated and cultured to produce nucleus pulposus (NP) cell conditioned medium (NPCM)...
June 21, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647347/differential-activation-of-human-keratinocytes-by-leishmania-spp-causing-localized-or-disseminated-disease
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Breanna M Scorza, Mark A Wacker, Kelly Messingham, Peter Kim, Aloysius Klingelhutz, Janet Fairley, Mary E Wilson
All Leishmania spp. parasites are introduced into mammalian skin through a sand fly bite, but different species cause distinct clinical outcomes. Mouse studies suggest early responses are critical determinants of subsequent adaptive immunity in leishmaniasis, yet few studies address the role of keratinocytes, the most abundant cell in the epidermis. We hypothesized Leishmania infection causes keratinocytes to produce immunomodulatory factors that influence the outcome of infection. Incubation of primary or immortalized human keratinocytes with Leishmania infantum or Leishmania major, which cause visceral or cutaneous leishmaniasis, respectively, elicited dramatically different responses...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647331/combination-of-histidine-lysine-methionine-and-leucine-promotes-%C3%AE-casein-synthesis-via-the-mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-pathway-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#3
H N Gao, S G Zhao, N Zheng, Y D Zhang, S S Wang, X Q Zhou, J Q Wang
The ratio of different AA in the diets of cows is vital to improve milk protein yield. β-Casein is one of the important milk proteins with high nutritive value. However, the suitable ratio of essential amino acids (EAA) for the expression of β-casein in the immortalized bovine mammary epithelial cell line is not fully characterized. This study employed response surface methodology to determine the optimal ratio of His, Lys, Met, and Leu on β-casein expression level in vitro and clarified the effect of the 4 EAA on β-casein via the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640863/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-limbal-epithelial-cells-lipsc-as-a-cellular-alternative-for-in-vitro-ocular-toxicity-testing
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Edith Aberdam, Isabelle Petit, Linda Sangari, Daniel Aberdam
Induced pluripotent stem cells hold great potential to produce unlimited amount of differentiated cells as cellular source for regenerative medicine but also for in vitro drug screening and cytotoxicity tests. Ocular toxicity testing is mandatory to evaluate the risks of drugs and cosmetic products before their application to human patients by preventing eye irritation or insult. Since the global ban to use animals, many human-derived alternatives have been proposed, from ex-vivo enucleated postmortem cornea, primary corneal cell culture and immortalized corneal epithelial cell lines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640789/complement-mediated-enhancement-of-monocyte-adhesion-to-endothelial-cells-by-hla-antibodies-and-blockade-by-a-specific-inhibitor-of-the-classical-complement-cascade-tnt003
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Nicole M Valenzuela, Kimberly A Thomas, Arend Mulder, Graham C Parry, Sandip Panicker, Elaine F Reed
BACKGROUND: Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) of most solid organs is characterized by evidence of complement activation and/or intragraft macrophages (C4d + and CD68+ biopsies). We previously demonstrated that crosslinking of HLA I by antibodies triggered endothelial activation and monocyte adhesion. We hypothesized that activation of the classical complement pathway at the endothelial cell surface by HLA antibodies would enhance monocyte adhesion through soluble split product generation, in parallel with direct endothelial activation downstream of HLA signaling...
July 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639725/targeting-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-nqo1-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Anne M Lewis, Matthew Ough, Juan Du, Ming-Sound Tsao, Larry W Oberley, Joseph J Cullen
Quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1) functions as an important part of cellular antioxidant defense by detoxifying quinones, thus preventing the formation of reactive oxygen species. The aims of our study were to determine if NQO1 is elevated in pancreatic cancer specimens and pancreatic cancer cell lines and if so, would compounds previously demonstrated to redox cycle with NQO1 be effective in killing pancreatic cancer cells. Immunohistochemistry of resected pancreatic specimens demonstrated an increased immunoreactivity for NQO1 in pancreatic cancer and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) specimens versus normal human pancreas...
July 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637661/the-full-transforming-capacity-of-mll-af4-is-interlinked-with-lymphoid-lineage-commitment
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Shan Lin, Roger T Luo, Mahesh Shrestha, Michael J Thirman, James C Mulloy
Chromosome rearrangements involving mixed-lineage leukemia gene (MLL) create MLL-fusion proteins, which could drive both acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia (ALL and AML). The lineage decision of MLL-fusion leukemia is influenced by the fusion partner and microenvironment. To investigate the interplay of fusion proteins and microenvironment in lineage choice, we transplanted human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) expressing MLL-AF9 or MLL-Af4 into immunodeficient NSGS mice, which strongly promote myeloid development...
June 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636942/extensive-proliferation-of-human-cancer-cells-with-ever-shorter-telomeres
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Rebecca A Dagg, Hilda A Pickett, Axel A Neumann, Christine E Napier, Jeremy D Henson, Erdahl T Teber, Jonathan W Arthur, C Patrick Reynolds, Jayne Murray, Michelle Haber, Alexander P Sobinoff, Loretta M S Lau, Roger R Reddel
Acquisition of replicative immortality is currently regarded as essential for malignant transformation. This is achieved by activating a telomere lengthening mechanism (TLM), either telomerase or alternative lengthening of telomeres, to counter normal telomere attrition. However, a substantial proportion of some cancer types, including glioblastomas, liposarcomas, retinoblastomas, and osteosarcomas, are reportedly TLM-negative. As serial samples of human tumors cannot usually be obtained to monitor telomere length changes, it has previously been impossible to determine whether tumors are truly TLM-deficient, there is a previously unrecognized TLM, or the assay results are false-negative...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636114/set-i2pp2a-overexpression-induces-phenotypic-molecular-and-metabolic-alterations-in-an-oral-keratinocyte-cell-line
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Lays M Sobral, Ricardo D Coletta, Luciane C Alberici, Carlos Curti, Andréia Machado Leopoldino
The multifunctional SET/I2PP2A protein is known to be overexpressed in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. However, SET has been reported to have apparently conflicting roles in promoting cancer cell survival under oxidative stress conditions and preventing invasion and metastasis, complicating efforts to understand the contribution of SET to carcinogenesis. In the present study, we overexpressed SET in a spontaneously immortalized oral keratinocyte cell line (NOK-SI SET) and demonstrated that SET up-regulation alone was sufficient to transform cells...
June 21, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629718/changes-in-podocyte-trpc-channels-evoked-by-plasma-and-sera-from-patients-with-recurrent-fsgs-and-by-putative-glomerular-permeability-factors
#10
Eun Young Kim, Hila Roshanravan, Stuart E Dryer
Primary forms of focal and segmental glomeruloslerosis (FSGS) are driven by circulating factors that cause dysfunction or loss podocytes. Rare genetic forms of FSGS can be caused by mutations in TRPC6, which encodes a Ca(2+)-permeable cationic channel expressed in mesangial cells and podocytes; and NPHS2, which encodes podocin, a TRPC6-binding protein expressed in podocyte slit diaphragm domains. Here we observed that exposing immortalized mouse podocytes to serum or plasma from recurrent FSGS patients for 24h increased the steady-state cell-surface abundance of TRPC6, accompanied by an increase in currents through endogenous TRPC6 channels evoked by a hypoosmotic stretch stimulus...
June 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628795/knockout-of-the-nogo-b-gene-attenuates-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Bo Zhu, Shaobo Chen, Xiaoding Hu, Xiaofeng Jin, Yichen Le, Lihuan Cao, Zhonghua Yuan, Zhen Lin, Songmin Jiang, Lichun Sun, Long Yu
Human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a malignant cancer. It is a challenge to develop anti-HCC drugs due to HCC's extreme aggressiveness and with the sensitivity of the liver to show severe adverse effects. More importantly, the precise mechanisms causing HCC pathogenicity are not known. Our previous study disclosed Nogo-B as a reticulon 4 (Rtn4) family member. In the present study, we first identified that Nogo-B played a critical role in HCC progression. We found, via in vitro and in vivo assays, that Nogo-B was expressed aberrantly in primary HCC tumor tissues and immortal HCC cells but was relatively scarce in the normal liver tissues or cells...
June 16, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628652/microrna-433-3p-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-through-targeting-dkk1-expression
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Xiaolin Tang, Jiantao Lin, Guanhai Wang, Jianlin Lu
Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) is a powerful antagonist of canonical WNT signaling pathway, and is regarded as a biomarker for osteoporosis. Its expression is highly correlated with bone mass and osteoblasts maturation. In this study, mouse primary bone marrow cells and osteoblast cell lines were used. Luciferase reporter assay and western blotting methods were employed to validate if miRNA-433-3p epigenetically regulated DKK1 translation. Rat bone marrow derived osteoblasts were infected with lentivirus vector in which miR-433-3p was constructed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623356/high-risk-human-papillomavirus-e7-alters-host-dna-methylome-and-represses-hla-e-expression-in-human-keratinocytes
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Louis Cicchini, Rachel Z Blumhagen, Joseph A Westrich, Mallory E Myers, Cody J Warren, Charlotte Siska, David Raben, Katerina J Kechris, Dohun Pyeon
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection distinctly alters methylation patterns in HPV-associated cancer. We have recently reported that HPV E7-dependent promoter hypermethylation leads to downregulation of the chemokine CXCL14 and suppression of antitumor immune responses. To investigate the extent of gene expression dysregulated by HPV E7-induced DNA methylation, we analyzed parallel global gene expression and DNA methylation using normal immortalized keratinocyte lines, NIKS, NIKS-16, NIKS-18, and NIKS-16∆E7...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615694/selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-fluoxetine-impairs-e-cadherin-mediated-cell-adhesion-and-alters-calcium-homeostasis-in-pancreatic-beta-cells
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Huang-Yu Chang, Shu-Ling Chen, Meng-Ru Shen, Mei-Lang Kung, Lee-Ming Chuang, Yun-Wen Chen
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed drugs for mood disorders. Long term use of SSRIs is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, but the underlying mechanism(s) remains elusive. E-cadherin-mediated cell-cell adhesion and elevated [Ca(2+)]i are important for insulin release and pancreatic β cell functions. This study aims to investigate whether a SSRI, fluoxetine (Prozac), induces pancreatic β cell dysfunction through affecting E-cadherin and/or [Ca(2+)]i...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615324/hihimap-single-cell-quantitation-of-histones-and-histone-post-translational-modifications-across-the-cell-cycle-by-high-throughput-imaging
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Linda Zane, Fleur Chapus, Gianluca Pegoraro, Tom Misteli
We describe HiHiMap (High-throughput Histone Mapping), a high-throughput imaging method to measure histone and histone post-translational modifications (PTM) in single cells. HiHiMap uses imaging-based quantification of DNA and Cyclin A to stage individual cells in the cell cycle to determine the levels of histone or histone PTMs in each stage of the cell cycle. As proof-of-principle, we apply HiHiMap to measure the level of 21 core histones, histone variants and PTMs in primary, immortalized and transformed cells...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611308/an-oral-keratinocyte-life-cycle-model-identifies-novel-host-genome-regulation-by-human-papillomavirus-16-relevant-to-hpv-positive-head-and-neck-cancer
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Michael R Evans, Claire D James, Oonagh Loughran, Tara J Nulton, Xu Wang, Molly L Bristol, Brad Windle, Iain M Morgan
Many aspects of the HPV life cycle have been characterized in cervical cell lines (W12, CIN612) and in HPV immortalized primary foreskin keratinocytes. There is now an epidemic of HPV positive oropharyngeal cancers (HPV16 is responsible for 80-90% of these); therefore increased understanding of the HPV16 life cycle in oral keratinocytes is a priority. To date there have been limited reports characterizing the HPV16 life cycle in oral keratinocytes. Using TERT immortalized "normal" oral keratinocytes (NOKs) we generated clonal cell lines maintaining the HPV16 genome as an episome, NOKs+HPV16...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608264/the-small-heat-shock-protein-b8-hspb8-efficiently-removes-aggregating-species-of-dipeptides-produced-in-c9orf72-related-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Riccardo Cristofani, Valeria Crippa, Giulia Vezzoli, Paola Rusmini, Mariarita Galbiati, Maria Elena Cicardi, Marco Meroni, Veronica Ferrari, Barbara Tedesco, Margherita Piccolella, Elio Messi, Serena Carra, Angelo Poletti
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two neurodegenerative diseases in which similar pathogenic mechanisms are involved. Both diseases associate to the high propensity of specific misfolded proteins, like TDP-43 or FUS, to mislocalize and aggregate. This is partly due to their intrinsic biophysical properties and partly as a consequence of failure of the neuronal protein quality control (PQC) system. Several familial ALS/FTD cases are linked to an expansion of a repeated G4C2 hexanucleotide sequence present in the C9ORF72 gene...
June 12, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608180/montelukast-improves-the-changes-of-cytoskeletal-and-adaptor-proteins-of-human-podocytes-by-interleukin-13
#18
Tae-Sun Ha, Ja Ae Nam, Su-Bin Seong, Moin A Saleem, Se Jin Park, Jae Il Shin
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: Interleukin-13 (IL-13) has recently been reported to be a potential cytokine in the pathogenesis of minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS). However, the mechanistic insights associated with podocyte dysfunction mediated by IL-13-induced changes in various slit diaphragm (SD) and cytoskeletal molecules have not yet been shown in cultured human podocytes in vitro. MATERIALS: Human conditionally immortalized podocytes were used. TREATMENT: Podocytes were incubated with various concentrations of IL-13 during the indicated time periods (6, 12, and 24 h) and montelukast was administered with the dose of 0...
June 12, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607007/synergistic-activity-with-notch-inhibition-and-androgen-ablation-in-erg-positive-prostate-cancer-cells
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Ahmed A Mohamed, Shyh-Han Tan, Charles P Xavier, Shilpa Katta, Wei Huang, Lakshmi Ravindranath, Muhammad Jamal, Hua Li, Meera Srivastava, Eri S Srivatsan, Taduru L Sreenath, David G McLeod, Alagarsamy Srinivasan, Gyorgy Petrovics, Albert Dobi, Shiv Srivastava
The oncogenic activation of the ETS related gene (ERG) due to gene fusions is present in over half of prostate cancer (CaP) in Western countries. Due to its high incidence and oncogenic role, ERG and components of ERG network have emerged as potential drug targets for CaP. Utilizing gene expression datasets, from matched normal and prostate tumor epithelial cells, an association of NOTCH transcription factors with ERG expression status was identified; confirming that NOTCH factors are direct transcriptional targets of ERG...
June 12, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605041/calcium-binding-protein-39-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-growth-and-metastasis-by-activating-erk-signaling-pathway
#20
Lingxi Jiang, Qian Yan, Shuo Fang, Ming Liu, Li Yan, Yun-Fei Yuan, Yan Li, Yinghui Zhu, Jiali Qi, Xiaodong Yang, Dora Lai Wan Kwong, Xin-Yuan Guan
Calcium binding protein (CAB39) is a key regulator of a group of STE20 kinases. Here we report that CAB39 was frequently up-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which was significantly associated with tumor metastasis (P=0.000), poorer disease-free survival rate (P=0.027) and poor prognosis (P=0.000). Ectopic expression of CAB39 in immortalized human liver cell line LO2 and HCC cell lines QGY-7703 and BEL-7402 could increase foci formation, colony formation in soft agar, tumor formation in nude mice and cell motility...
June 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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