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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095260/differential-expression-and-roles-of-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-5-and-the-wingless-homolog-wnt5a-in-periodontitis
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T Maekawa, P Kulwattanaporn, K Hosur, H Domon, M Oda, Y Terao, T Maeda, G Hajishengallis
The Wingless/integrase-1 (Wnt) family of protein ligands and their functional antagonists, secreted frizzled-related proteins (sFRPs), regulate various biological processes ranging from embryonic development to immunity and inflammation. Wnt5a and sFRP5 comprise a typical ligand/antagonist pair, and the former molecule was recently detected at the messenger RNA (mRNA) level in human periodontitis. The main objective of this study was to investigate the interrelationship of expression of Wnt5a and sFRP5 in human periodontitis (as compared to health) and to determine their roles in inflammation and bone loss in an animal model...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079285/a-pathway-based-association-study-reveals-variants-from-wnt-signaling-genes-contributing-to-asthma-susceptibility
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A Barreto-Luis, A Corrales, M Acosta-Herrera, C Gonzalez-Colino, J Cumplido, J Martinez-Tadeo, A Carracedo, J Villar, T Carrillo, M Pino-Yanes, C Flores
BACKGROUND: Genetic susceptibility to asthma is currently linked to a handful of genes which have a limited ability to predict the overall disease risk, suggesting the existence of many other genes involved in disease development. Accumulated evidence from association studies in genes related by biological pathways could reveal novel asthma genes. OBJECTIVE: To reveal novel asthma susceptibility genes by means of a pathway-based association study. METHODS: Based on summary data from a previous a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma, we first identified significant biological pathways using a gene-set enrichment analysis...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077379/effects-of-supplementation-with-nondigestible-carbohydrates-on-fecal-calprotectin-and-on-epigenetic-regulation-of-sfrp1-expression-in-the-large-bowel-mucosa-of-healthy-individuals
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Fiona C Malcomson, Naomi D Willis, Iain McCallum, Long Xie, Idoia Ibero-Baraibar, Wing C Leung, Seamus Kelly, D Michael Bradburn, Nigel J Belshaw, Ian T Johnson, John C Mathers
BACKGROUND: Hyperactive Wnt signaling is frequently observed in colorectal cancer. Higher intakes of dietary fiber [nondigestible carbohydrates (NDCs)] and the fermentation product butyrate are protective against colorectal cancer and may exert their preventative effects via modulation of the Wnt pathway. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effects of supplementing healthy individuals with 2 NDCs [resistant starch (RS) and polydextrose] on fecal calprotectin concentrations and Wnt pathway-related gene expression...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069793/decreased-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-contributes-to-the-pathogenesis-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-mutations-in-the-lamin-a-c-gene
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Caroline Le Dour, Coline Macquart, Fusako Sera, Shunichi Homma, Gisele Bonne, John P Morrow, Howard J Worman, Antoine Muchir
Cardiomyopathy caused by lamin A/C gene (LMNA) mutations (hereafter referred as LMNA cardiomyopathy) is characterized by cardiac conduction abnormalities and left ventricular systolic dysfunction predisposing to heart failure. Previous cardiac transcriptional profiling of Lmna(H222P/H222P) mouse, a small animal model of LMNA cardiomyopathy, suggested decreased WNT/β-catenin signalling. We confirmed decreased WNT/β-catenin signalling in the hearts of these mice by demonstrating decreased β-catenin and WNT proteins...
January 9, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063934/morphine-administration-induces-change-in-anxiety-related-behavior-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Jiancai Wang, Gang Zhu, Lu Huang, Tiejian Nie, Kai Tao, Yuqian Li, Guodong Gao
Chronic morphine administration is known to decrease anxiety-related behavior, which may lead to morphine-seeking and other social problems. Recent studies have revealed that Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays an important role in anxiety-related behavior. We used HT22 cells, which were derived from primary mouse hippocampal neuronal cultures, to explore the relationship between Wnt signaling and morphine exposure. Many techniques, such as western blot analysis, immunofluorescence and luciferase assays, were utilized...
January 4, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062160/loss-of-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-1-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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M Davaadorj, Y Saito, Y Morine, T Ikemoto, S Imura, C Takasu, S Yamada, T Hiroki, M Yoshikawa, M Shimada
AIMS: Secreted Frizzled-Related Protein-1 (SFRP1) is a well-known negative regulator of the wingless type (Wnt)-β-catenin pathway and its inactivation plays an important role in the development and progression of many cancers. In this study, we aimed to determine the clinical significance of SFRP1 expression in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC) and to define the relationship to Wnt-β-catenin pathway. METHODS: Fifty IHCC patients who had liver resection were enrolled in this study...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996212/ectodermal-neural-cortex-1-isoforms-have-contrasting-effects-on-mc3t3-e1-osteoblast-mineralization-and-gene-expression
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Leah E Worton, Yan-Chuan Shi, Elisabeth J Smith, Simon C Barry, Thomas J Gonda, Jonathan P Whitehead, Edith M Gardiner
The importance of Wnt pathway signaling in development of bone has been well established. Here we investigated the role of a known Wnt target, ENC1 (ectodermal-neural cortex 1; NRP/B), in osteoblast differentiation. Enc1 expression was detected in mouse osteoblasts, chondrocytes and osteocytes by in situ hybridization, and osteoblastic expression was verified in differentiating primary cultures and MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblast cells, with 57kDa and 67kDa ENC1 protein isoforms detected throughout differentiation...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959380/sequencing-and-bioinformatics-analysis-of-the-differentially-expressed-genes-in-herniated-discs-with-or-without-calcification
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Jia Shao, Miao Yu, Liang Jiang, Fengliang Wu, Xiaoguang Liu
The purpose of this study was to detect the differentially expressed genes between ossified herniated discs and herniated discs without ossification. In addition, we sought to identify a few candidate genes and pathways by using bioinformatics analysis. We analyzed 6 samples each of ossified herniated discs (experimental group) and herniated discs without ossification (control group). Purified mRNA and cDNA extracted from the samples were subjected to sequencing. The NOISeq method was used to statistically identify the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the 2 groups...
January 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930333/tet-proteins-influence-the-balance-between-neuroectodermal-and-mesodermal-fate-choice-by-inhibiting-wnt-signaling
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Xiang Li, Xiaojing Yue, William A Pastor, Lizhu Lin, Romain Georges, Lukas Chavez, Sylvia M Evans, Anjana Rao
TET-family dioxygenases catalyze conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and oxidized methylcytosines in DNA. Here, we show that mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs), either lacking Tet3 alone or with triple deficiency of Tet1/2/3, displayed impaired adoption of neural cell fate and concomitantly skewed toward cardiac mesodermal fate. Conversely, ectopic expression of Tet3 enhanced neural differentiation and limited cardiac mesoderm specification. Genome-wide analyses showed that Tet3 mediates cell-fate decisions by inhibiting Wnt signaling, partly through promoter demethylation and transcriptional activation of the Wnt inhibitor secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (Sfrp4)...
December 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920883/exogenous-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-4-modulates-steroidogenesis-of-rat-granulosa-cells-through-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
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Ghamartaj Hossein, Manijeh Khanmohammadi, Parisa Sahranavard Fard, Yasaman Heidarian, Somaieh Kazemnejad, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that secreted frizzled-related protein-4 known as an antagonist of Wnt signaling pathway plays a role in luteinization process of rodent granulosa cells. The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to determine whether recombinant human secreted frizzled-related protein-4 (rhSFRP-4) could directly induce terminal differentiation of rat Granulosa Cells (GCs) and 2) to understand how the modulation of β-catenin and Protein Kinase B (PKB)/AKT activity by exogenous SFRP-4 could be involved in steroidogenesis...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904780/low-expression-of-rbms3-and-sfrp1-are-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Tao Zhang, Youliang Wu, Zheng Fang, Qiang Yan, Shangxin Zhang, Ruochuan Sun, Junaid Khaliq, Yongxiang Li
RNA binding motif, single stranded interacting protein 3 (RBMS3) has been reported as a tumor suppressor gene (TSG) in some squamous carcinoma. However, its expression levels and clinical significance in gastric cancer (GC) remains unclear. Secreted frizzled-related protein 1 (SFRP1) plays a role of tumor suppressor in many cancers by inhibiting Wnt/β-catenin pathway. Nevertheless, its expression levels and clinical significance in GC are in dispute. In this study, quantitative real-time PCR and Western Blot were used to measure the mRNA and protein level of RBMS3 and SFRP1 in 23 fresh GC and corresponding normal tissues...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883247/2-methoxyestradiol-mediated-induction-of-frzb-contributes-to-cell-death-and-autophagy-in-mg63-osteosarcoma-cells
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Dalibel Bravo, Kristen L Shogren, Dongqing Zuo, Eric R Wagner, Gobinda Sarkar, Michael J Yaszemski, Avudaiappan Maran
Osteosarcoma is a bone tumor that mainly affects children and adolescents. Although its pathogenesis is still not fully understood, activation of Wnt signaling has been implicated in the development and metastasis of osteosarcoma. In this report, we have investigated the effect of the anti-tumor compound, 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME) on Wnt antagonist frizzled-related protein b (Frzb), also known as secreted frizzled-related protein (sFRP)3 in human osteosarcoma (MG63) cells. Our results show that 2-ME treatment induces Frzb gene promoter activity, and increases Frzb mRNA and protein levels in osteosarcoma cells...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878554/the-involvement-of-the-decrease-of-astrocytic-wnt5a-in-the-cognitive-decline-in-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Saidan Ding, Zhu Xu, Jianjing Yang, Leping Liu, Xueli Huang, Xuebao Wang, Qichuan Zhuge
Wnt signaling plays a key role in neuroprotection and synaptic plasticity. We speculate that the impairment of Wnt signaling may mediate astrocytic neurotrophins (NTs) production and the impairment of Wnt signaling to astrocytic NTs production contributes to the pathogenesis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE). Here, we found that induction of astrocytic NTs synthesis was by Wnt5a via the calcium/calmodulin-sensitive protein kinase II (CaMK II)-cAMP-response element-binding protein (CREB) pathway in PCAs...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869803/genome-wide-crispr-screens-reveal-a-wnt-fzd5-signaling-circuit-as-a-druggable-vulnerability-of-rnf43-mutant-pancreatic-tumors
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Zachary Steinhart, Zvezdan Pavlovic, Megha Chandrashekhar, Traver Hart, Xiaowei Wang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Mélanie Robitaille, Kevin R Brown, Sridevi Jaksani, René Overmeer, Sylvia F Boj, Jarrett Adams, James Pan, Hans Clevers, Sachdev Sidhu, Jason Moffat, Stéphane Angers
Forward genetic screens with CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing enable high-resolution detection of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer cells. We conducted genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screens in RNF43-mutant pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells, which rely on Wnt signaling for proliferation. Through these screens, we discovered a unique requirement for a Wnt signaling circuit: engaging FZD5, one of the ten Frizzled receptors encoded in the human genome. Our results uncover an underappreciated level of context-dependent specificity at the Wnt receptor level...
January 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859262/functional-and-prognostic-significance-of-the-genomic-amplification-of-frizzled-6-fzd6-in-breast-cancer
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Gabriele Corda, Gianluca Sala, Rossano Lattanzio, Manuela Iezzi, Michele Sallese, Giorgia Fragassi, Alessia Lamolinara, Hasan Mirza, Daniela Barcaroli, Sibylle Ermler, Elisabete Silva, Hemad Yasaei, Robert F Newbold, Paola Vagnarelli, Marcella Mottolese, Pier Giorgio Natali, Letizia Perracchio, Jelmar Quist, Anita Grigoriadis, Pierfrancesco Marra, Andrew N Tutt, Mauro Piantelli, Stefano Iacobelli, Vincenzo De Laurenzi, Arturo Sala
Frizzled receptors mediate Wnt ligand signalling, which is crucially involved in regulating tissue development and differentiation, and is often deregulated in cancer. In this study, we found that the gene encoding the Wnt receptor frizzled 6 (FZD6) is frequently amplified in breast cancer, with an increased incidence in the triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype. Ablation of FZD6 expression in mammary cancer cell lines: (1) inhibited motility and invasion; (2) induced a more symmetrical shape of organoid three-dimensional cultures; and (3) inhibited bone and liver metastasis in vivo...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852064/overexpression-of-fzd7-promotes-glioma-cell-proliferation-by-upregulating-taz
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Xia Qiu, Jianguo Jiao, Yidong Li, Tian Tian
Gliomas are the most prevalent type of primary brain tumors in adults, accounting for more than 40% of neoplasm in the central nervous system. Frizzled-7 (FZD7) is a seven-pass trans-membrane Wnt receptor that plays a critical role in the development of various tumors. In this study, we detected high-level FZD7 expression in glioma and its overexpression was associated with advanced tumor stage. In vitro functional assays showed that forced overexpression of FZD7 promoted proliferation of gliomas cells, whereas knockdown of endogenous FZD7 significantly suppressed proliferation ability of these cells...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849134/developing-and-characterization-of-single-chain-variable-fragment-scfv-antibody-against-frizzled-7-fzd7-receptor
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Hamid Nickho, Vahid Younesi, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Morteza Motallebnezhad, Jafar Majidi Zolbanin, Aliakbar Movassagh Pour, Mehdi Yousefi
ABSTACT Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway through Frizzled receptors has been shown to play a key role in both normal development and tumorigenesis. Overexpression of Wnt pathway genes, such as Fzd7 in several malignancies is well-documented. Therefore, targeting of Fzd7 and its ligand inhibits cancer cells proliferation metastasis. In the present study we isolated single chain variable fragments (scFvs) against Fzd7 receptor using phage display method. Semi-synthetic human naive antibody libraries (Tomlinson I + J) was employed in panning procedure to isolate specific scFv against specific peptide from extracellular domain of Fzd7 receptor...
November 16, 2016: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828711/wnt5a-deficiency-regulates-inflammatory-cytokine-secretion-polarization-and-apoptosis-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages
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Deming Chen, Guobao Li, Xiangdong Fu, Pei Li, Jie Zhang, Lan Luo
Tuberculosis, an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), is one of the global public health catastrophes. Wnt signaling has recently been identified to exert immunoregulatory functions in a variety of inflammatory and infectious diseases, including tuberculosis. The opposite expression of Wnt5a in human and mice during MTB infection drives us to explore the roles and biological significances of reduced Wnt5a for MTB-treated mice. In our study, the reduction of WNT5A in MTB-treated mice lung tissues or MTB-infected mice bone marrow-derived macrophages (BM-Mø) was in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
January 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821163/secreted-frizzled-related-protein-2-sfrp2-promotes-osteosarcoma-invasion-and-metastatic-potential
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Piti Techavichit, Yang Gao, Lyazat Kurenbekova, Ryan Shuck, Lawrence A Donehower, Jason T Yustein
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma (OS), which has a high potential for developing metastatic disease, is the most frequent malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. Molecular analysis of a metastatic genetically engineered mouse model of osteosarcoma identified enhanced expression of Secreted Frizzled-Related Protein 2 (sFRP2), a putative regulator of Wnt signaling within metastatic tumors. Subsequent analysis correlated increased expression in the human disease, and within highly metastatic OS cells...
November 8, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814607/molecular-strategies-for-modulating-wnt-signaling
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Carl T Gustafson, Tewodros Mamo, Avudaiappan Maran, Michael J Yaszemski
The importance of the Wnt signaling cascade in the fields of developmental biology, regenerative medicine, cancer genetics, and neurobiology has fueled a wide search for potent pharmacological agents capable of controlling Wnt signaling. Numerous fields of study have lent assistance to this endeavor, yielding both natural and synthetic compounds that are capable of inducing or inhibiting Wnt at multiple stages within the pathway. Further, there is a large of body research which has investigated endogenous Wnt inducers and inhibitors, namely the secreted Wnts, Dickkof proteins, secreted Frizzled-Related Proteins, and Wnt Inhibitory Factor-1, along with others which may act via indirect means to stimulate or inhibit Wnt (e...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
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