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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337984/anteroposterior-axis-patterning-by-early-canonical-wnt-signaling-during-hemichordate-development
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Sébastien Darras, Jens H Fritzenwanker, Kevin R Uhlinger, Ellyn Farrelly, Ariel M Pani, Imogen A Hurley, Rachael P Norris, Michelle Osovitz, Mark Terasaki, Mike Wu, Jochanan Aronowicz, Marc Kirschner, John C Gerhart, Christopher J Lowe
The Wnt family of secreted proteins has been proposed to play a conserved role in early specification of the bilaterian anteroposterior (A/P) axis. This hypothesis is based predominantly on data from vertebrate embryogenesis as well as planarian regeneration and homeostasis, indicating that canonical Wnt (cWnt) signaling endows cells with positional information along the A/P axis. Outside of these phyla, there is strong support for a conserved role of cWnt signaling in the repression of anterior fates, but little comparative support for a conserved role in promotion of posterior fates...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336472/baicalin-increases-hair-follicle-development-by-increasing-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-signaling-and-activating-dermal-papillar-cells-in-mice
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Fei Xing, Wen-Juan Yi, Fang Miao, Meng-Yun Su, Tie-Chi Lei
Baicalin is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine commonly used for hair loss, the precise molecular mechanism of which is unknown. In the present study, the mechanism of baicalin was investigated via the topical application of baicalin to reconstituted hair follicles on mice dorsa and evaluating the effect on canonical Wnt/β‑catenin signaling in the hair follicles and the activity of dermal papillar cells. The results indicate that baicalin stimulates the expression of Wnt3a, Wnt5a, frizzled 7 and disheveled 2 whilst inhibiting the Axin/casein kinase 1α/adenomatous polyposis coli/glycogen synthase kinase 3β degradation complex, leading to accumulation of β‑catenin and activation of Wnt/β‑catenin signaling...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335507/highly-conserved-molecular-pathways-including-wnt-signaling-promote-functional-recovery-from-spinal-cord-injury-in-lampreys
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Paige E Herman, Angelos Papatheodorou, Stephanie A Bryant, Courtney K M Waterbury, Joseph R Herdy, Anthony A Arcese, Joseph D Buxbaum, Jeramiah J Smith, Jennifer R Morgan, Ona Bloom
In mammals, spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to dramatic losses in neurons and synaptic connections, and consequently function. Unlike mammals, lampreys are vertebrates that undergo spontaneous regeneration and achieve functional recovery after SCI. Therefore our goal was to determine the complete transcriptional responses that occur after SCI in lampreys and to identify deeply conserved pathways that promote regeneration. We performed RNA-Seq on lamprey spinal cord and brain throughout the course of functional recovery...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332977/the-role-of-wnt-signalling-in-angiogenesis
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Jun Jun Olsen, Sebastian Öther-Gee Pohl, Abhijeet Deshmukh, Malini Visweswaran, Natalie C Ward, Frank Arfuso, Mark Agostino, Arun Dharmarajan
Angiogenesis is a normal biological process wherein new blood vessels form from the growth of pre-existing blood vessels. Preventing angiogenesis in solid tumours by targeting pro-angiogenic factors including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), hepatocyte growth factor, and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is currently under investigation for cancer treatment. Concurrently targeting the cell signalling pathways involved in the transcriptional and post-translational regulation of these factors may provide positive therapeutic results...
November 2017: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332600/finding-novel-anti-carcinomas-compounds-by-targeting-sfrp4-through-molecular-modeling-docking-and-dynamic-simulation-studies
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M Hassan, M Azhar, Q Abbas, H Reza, A A Moustafa, S Shahzadi, Z Ashraf, S Y Seo
BACKGROUND: Secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (SFRP4) is a glycoprotein that act as a competitor of both canonical and non-canonical Wnt pathways. SFRP4 is mostly expressed in ovary and played a significant role as a target molecule to cure ovarian carcinoma. OBJECTIVE: Multiple chemical agonists are being used to cure ovary melanoma. We are interested to theoretically analyze the compounds through computational approaches for their inhibitory effects against SFRP4...
January 11, 2018: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326891/role-of-exercise-on-molecular-mechanisms-in-the-regulation-of-antidepressant-effects
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Hyo-Jun Lee, Seung-Soo Baek
Regular exercise reduces depressive-like behavior activation. In this study, we look for exact roles of exercise on molecular and neuronal mechanisms for antidepressant action by studying the hippocampal neuroplasticity and proliferation. Increased hippocampal neurogenesis with exercise has potential significance for depression. Exercise promotes brain health in the molecular levels in the hippocampus and also affects behavior in a similar way to chronic antidepressant treatment. Wingless (Wnt) and frizzled signaling system plays an important role in cell proliferation, growth, and differentiation during development...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319176/mir-542-3p-prevents-ovariectomy-induced-osteoporosis-in-rats-via-targeting-sfrp1
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Xiguang Zhang, Yun Zhu, Chuanlin Zhang, Jianping Liu, Tianming Sun, Dan Li, Qiang Na, Zhaowei Teng
Secreted frizzled-related protein-1 (SFRP1) is a negative regulatory molecule of the WNT signaling pathway and serves as a therapeutic target for bone formation in osteoporosis. In this study, we first established an ovariectomized (OVX) rat model to simulate postmenopausal osteoporosis and found significant changes in miR-542-3p and sFRP1 expression by RNA sequencing and qRT-PCR. In addition, there was a significant negative correlation between miR-542-3p and sFRP1 mRNA levels in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277675/the-inhibitory-influence-of-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-environment-and-wnt-antagonism-on-breast-tumour-cell-lines
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Malini Visweswaran, Frank Arfuso, Rodney J Dilley, Philip Newsholme, Arun Dharmarajan
Tumours exhibit a heterogeneous mix of cell types that reciprocally regulate their growth in the tumour stroma, considerably affecting the progression of the disease. Both adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells and Wnt signalling pathway are vital in driving breast tumour growth. Hence, we examined the effect of secreted factors released by adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells, and further explored the anti-tumour property of the Wnt antagonist secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (sFRP4) on MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast tumour cells...
December 19, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262368/single-molecule-imaging-of-wnt3a-protein-diffusion-on-living-cell-membranes
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Anna Lippert, Agnieszka A Janeczek, Alexandre Fürstenberg, Aleks Ponjavic, W E Moerner, Roel Nusse, Jill A Helms, Nicholas D Evans, Steven F Lee
Wnt proteins are secreted, hydrophobic, lipidated proteins found in all animals that play essential roles in development and disease. Lipid modification is thought to facilitate the interaction of the protein with its receptor, Frizzled, but may also regulate the transport of Wnt protein and its localization at the cell membrane. Here, by employing single-molecule fluorescence techniques, we show that Wnt proteins associate with and diffuse on the plasma membranes of living cells in the absence of any receptor binding...
December 19, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244962/expression-of-the-frizzled-receptors-and-their-co-receptors-in-calcified-human-aortic-valves
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Ateeque Siddique, Bin Yu, Kashif Khan, Ryan Buyting, Hamood Al-Kindi, Hossny Alaws, Eric Rhéaume, Jean-Claude Tardif, Renzo Cecere, Adel Schwertani
The cellular mechanisms that induce calcific aortic stenosis are yet to be unravelled. Wnt signaling is increasingly being considered as a major player in the disease process. However, the presence of Wnt Frizzled receptors (Fzd) and co-receptors LRP5 and 6 in normal and diseased human aortic valves remains to be elucidated. Immunohistochemistry and qPCR were used to determine Fzd receptor expression in normal and calcified human aortic valve tissue, as well as human aortic valve interstitial cells (HAVICs) isolated from calcified and normal human aortic valves...
December 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215727/secreted-frizzled-related-protein-1-regulates-the-progression-of-neuropathic-pain-in-mice-following-spinal-nerve-ligation
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Jun Tang, Qing Ji, Li Jin, Mi Tian, Li Dong Zhang, Xiao Yu Liu
Previous studies have showed that the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays an important role in modulating neuropathic pain after sciatic nerve injury. In this study, we explored the role of secreted frizzled-related protein 1 (SFRP1), a Wnt antagonist, in neuropathic pain using a rat model following spinal nerve ligation (SNL). We found SNL-induced SFRP1 downregulation in the spinal cord. Further, the overexpression of SFRP1 via spinal injection into the spinal cord attenuated SNL-induced allodynia, hyperalgesia and neuroinflammation...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215008/roles-of-two-types-of-heparan-sulfate-clusters-in-wnt-distribution-and-signaling-in-xenopus
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Yusuke Mii, Takayoshi Yamamoto, Ritsuko Takada, Shuji Mizumoto, Makoto Matsuyama, Shuhei Yamada, Shinji Takada, Masanori Taira
Wnt proteins direct embryonic patterning, but the regulatory basis of their distribution and signal reception remain unclear. Here, we show that endogenous Wnt8 protein is distributed in a graded manner in Xenopus embryo and accumulated on the cell surface in a punctate manner in association with "N-sulfo-rich heparan sulfate (HS)," not with "N-acetyl-rich HS". These two types of HS are differentially clustered by attaching to different glypicans as core proteins. N-sulfo-rich HS is frequently internalized and associated with the signaling vesicle, known as the Frizzled/Wnt/LRP6 signalosome, in the presence of Wnt8...
December 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212806/syndecan-1-promotes-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-multiple-myeloma-by-presenting-wnts-and-r-spondins
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Zemin Ren, Harmen van Andel, Wim de Lau, Robin B Hartholt, Madelon M Maurice, Hans Clevers, Marie José Kersten, Marcel Spaargaren, Steven T Pals
Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by the expansion of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow (BM). Most MMs display aberrant Wnt/β-catenin signaling, which drives proliferation; however, they lack oncogenic Wnt-pathway mutations, suggesting activation by autocrine Wnt ligands and/or paracrine Wnts from the BM microenvironment. Expression of the heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) syndecan-1 is a hallmark of MM. Syndecan-1 is a critical player in the complex reciprocal interaction between MM cells and their BM niche, mediating growth factor/cytokine binding and signaling by its heparan sulfate (HS) chains...
December 6, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207657/discovery-of-novel-frizzled-7-inhibitors-by-targeting-the-receptor-s-transmembrane-domain
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Wei Zhang, Wenyan Lu, Subramaniam Ananthan, Mark J Suto, Yonghe Li
Frizzled (Fzd) proteins are seven transmembrane receptors that belong to a novel and separated family of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The Fzd receptors can respond to Wnt proteins to activate the canonical β-catenin pathway which is important for both initiation and progression of cancers. Disruption of the Wnt/β-catenin signal thus represents an opportunity for rational cancer prevention and therapy. Of the 10 members of the Fzd family, Fzd7 is the most important member involved in cancer development and progression...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196093/sonic-hedgehog-regulates-the-pathfinding-of-descending-serotonergic-axons-in-hindbrain-in-collaboration-with-wnt5a-and-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-1
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Jie Xie, Teng Zhao, Yaobo Liu
Previous studies have demonstrated that both Wnt5a and Sonic hedgehog (Shh) are involved in regulating the pathfinding of descending serotonergic (5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine) axons in an opposite manner in the brainstem. Shh and Wnt signaling pathways interact to guide post-crossing commissural axons, where Shh acts as a repellent directly and shaping the Wnt gradient indirectly by regulating the gradient expression of the frizzled-related protein 1 (Sfrp1). Whether such a mechanism functions in descending 5-HT axon guidance remains unknown...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176883/wnt-co-receptors-lrp5-and-lrp6-differentially-mediate-wnt3a-signaling-in-osteoblasts
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Aimy Sebastian, Nicholas R Hum, Deepa K Murugesh, Sarah Hatsell, Aris N Economides, Gabriela G Loots
Wnt3a is a major regulator of bone metabolism however, very few of its target genes are known in bone. Wnt3a preferentially signals through transmembrane receptors Frizzled and co-receptors Lrp5/6 to activate the canonical signaling pathway. Previous studies have shown that the canonical Wnt co-receptors Lrp5 and Lrp6 also play an essential role in normal postnatal bone homeostasis, yet, very little is known about specific contributions by these co-receptors in Wnt3a-dependent signaling. We used high-throughput sequencing technology to identify target genes regulated by Wnt3a in osteoblasts and to elucidate the role of Lrp5 and Lrp6 in mediating Wnt3a signaling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165387/nitric-oxide-mediates-crosstalk-between-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-wnt-signaling-in-primary-human-chondrocytes-by-reducing-dkk1-and-frzb-expression
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Leilei Zhong, Stefano Schivo, Xiaobin Huang, Jeroen Leijten, Marcel Karperien, Janine N Post
Interleukin 1 beta (IL1β) and Wingless-Type MMTV Integration Site Family (WNT) signaling are major players in Osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis. Despite having a large functional overlap in OA onset and development, the mechanism of IL1β and WNT crosstalk has remained largely unknown. In this study, we have used a combination of computational modeling and molecular biology to reveal direct or indirect crosstalk between these pathways. Specifically, we revealed a mechanism by which IL1β upregulates WNT signaling via downregulating WNT antagonists, DKK1 and FRZB...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151594/adipocytes-sustain-pancreatic-cancer-progression-through-a-non-canonical-wnt-paracrine-network-inducing-ror2-nuclear-shuttling
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C Carbone, G Piro, N Gaianigo, F Ligorio, R Santoro, V Merz, F Simionato, C Zecchetto, G Falco, G Conti, P T Kamga, M Krampera, F Di Nicolantonio, L De Franceschi, A Scarpa, G Tortora, D Melisi
BACKGROUND: Solid epidemiological evidences connect obesity with incidence, stage, and survival in pancreatic cancer. However, the underlying mechanistic basis linking adipocytes to pancreatic cancer progression remain largely elusive. We hypothesized that factors secreted by adipocytes could be responsible for epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induction and, in turn, a more aggressive phenotype in models of pancreatic preneoplastic lesions. METHODS: We studied the role of factors secreted by two adipogenic model systems from primary human Bone Marrow Stromal Cells (hBMSC) in an in vitro experimental cell transformation model system of human pancreatic ductal epithelial (HPDE) cell stably expressing activated KRAS (HPDE/KRAS),RESULTS:We measured a significant induction of EMT and aggressiveness in HPDE and HPDE/KRAS cell lines when cultured with medium conditioned by fully differentiated adipocytes (ADIPO(CM)) if compared with the same cells cultured with medium conditioned by hBMSC (hBMSC(CM)) from two different healthy donors...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129760/the-key-role-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-matrix-proteins-rankl-opg-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-in-bone-healing-of-hip-arthroplasty-patients
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Jean Cassuto, Agnetha Folestad, Jan Göthlin, Henrik Malchau, Johan Kärrholm
INTRODUCTION: We still lack understanding of why some implants fail while most remain stable after decades of use. Proinflammatory cytokines, matrix proteins and bone regulating cytokines of the RANKL/OPG (receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand/osteoprotegerin) and Wnt/β-catenin pathways are mandatory for normal bone repair but their spatial and temporal role in the healing of primary total hip arthroplasties (THA) has not been previously shown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four osteoarthritis patients with one-sided well-fixed primary THA were prospectively monitored during 18years (18Y) with repeated blood samples, clinical variables and radiographs...
November 10, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115514/polygonum-multiflorm-alleviates-glucocorticoid%C3%A2-induced-osteoporosis-and-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Manru Zhou, Jingkai Wu, Yongjie Yu, Yajun Yang, Jin Li, Liao Cui, Weimin Yao, Yuyu Liu
It is known that long‑term excessive administration of glucocorticoid (GC) results in osteoporosis. The present study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of Polygonum multiflorm (PM) on the bone tissue of rats with GC‑induced osteoporosis (GIO). A total of 90 6‑month‑old female Sprague Dawley rats (weight range, 190‑210 g) were randomly divided into nine groups: Control (normal saline); prednisone (GC; 6 mg·kg‑1·d‑1; Model); GC plus PMR30 (the 30% ethanol eluent fraction of PM) (H) (400 mg·kg‑1·d‑1); GC plus PMR30 (M) (200 mg·kg‑1·d‑1); GC plus PMR30 (L) (100 mg·kg‑1·d‑1); GC plus PMRF (fat‑soluble fraction of PM) (H) (400 mg·kg‑1·d‑1); GC plus PMRF (M) (200 mg·kg‑1·d‑1); GC plus PMRF (L) (100 mg·kg‑1·d‑1); GC plus calcitriol (CAL; 0...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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