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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458191/a-novel-neuropilin-1-binding-sequence-in-the-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-envelope-glycoprotein
#1
Hideki Kusunoki, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Toshiyuki Kohno, Kazuhiko Matsuhashi, Kazuo Hosoda, Kaori Wakamatsu, Isao Hamaguchi
Entry of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) into host cells is mainly mediated by interactions between the viral envelope glycoprotein surface unit (SU) and three host receptors: glucose transporter type 1, heparin/heparan sulfate proteoglycan, and neuropilin-1 (Nrp1). Here, we analyzed the interaction between HTLV-1 SU and Nrp1 using nuclear magnetic resonance and isothermal titration calorimetry. We found that two SU peptides, residues 85-94 and residues 304-312, bound directly to the Nrp1 b1 domain with affinities of 7...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458086/characterization-of-uniaxial-high-speed-stretch-as-an-in-vitro-model-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-on-the-blood-brain-barrier
#2
Hector Rosas-Hernandez, Elvis Cuevas, Claudia Escudero-Lourdes, Susan M Lantz, Nasya M Sturdivant, Syed Z Imam, Sumit Sarkar, William Slikker, Merle G Paule, Kartik Balachandran, Syed F Ali
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when external mechanical forces induce brain damage as result of impact, penetration or rapid acceleration/deceleration that causes deformation of brain tissue. Depending on its severity, TBI can be classified as mild, moderate or severe and can lead to blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of uniaxial high-speed stretch (HSS) at 0, 5, 10 and 15% on a pure culture of primary rat brain endothelial cells as an in vitro model of TBI to the BBB...
February 16, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458046/bmp-2-induces-angiogenesis-by-provoking-integrin-%C3%AE-6-expression-in-human-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#3
Wei-Cheng Chen, Ching-Hu Chung, Yung-Chang Lu, Min-Huan Wu, Po-Hsun Chou, Juei-Yu Yen, Yu-Wei Lai, Guo-Shou Wang, Shih-Chia Liu, Jen-Kun Cheng, Yih-Jer Wu, Hung-I Yeh, Li-Yu Wang, Shih-Wei Wang
Bone morphogenetic proteins-2 (BMP-2) is a multifunctional cytokine, capable of governing several cellular functions, including proliferation, motility, differentiation, and angiogenesis. Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have been shown to facilitate tissue repair, postnatal neovascularization, and tumor associated angiogenesis. Nevertheless, the impact of BMP-2 on angiogenesis of human EPCs has largely remained a mystery. In this study, we found that BMP-2 promoted cell migration and tube formation of EPCs in a concentration-dependent manner, indicating BMP-2 induced in vitro angiogenesis in human EPCs...
February 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458045/aldose-reductase-inhibitor-fidarestat-prevents-doxorubicin-induced-endothelial-cell-death-and-dysfunction
#4
Himangshu Sonowal, Pabitra Pal, Kirtikar Shukla, Ashish Saxena, Satish K Srivastava, Kota V Ramana
Despite doxorubicin (Dox) being one of the most widely used chemotherapy agents for breast, blood and lung cancers, its use in colon cancer is limited due to increased drug resistance and severe cardiotoxic side effects that increase mortality associated with its use at high doses. Therefore, better adjuvant therapies are warranted to improve the chemotherapeutic efficacy and to decrease cardiotoxicity. We have recently shown that aldose reductase inhibitor, fidarestat, increases the Dox-induced colon cancer cell death and reduces cardiomyopathy...
February 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458014/topical-delivery-of-l-theanine-ameliorates-tpa-induced-acute-skin-inflammation-via-downregulating-endothelial-pecam-1-and-neutrophil-infiltration-and-activation
#5
Wei-Jie Zeng, Zhi Tan, Xing-Fei Lai, Ya-Nan Xu, Chun-Lin Mai, Jun Zhang, Zhen-Jia Lin, Xian-Guo Liu, Shi-Li Sun, Li-Jun Zhou
l-theanine, the most abundant free amino acid in tea, has been documented to possess many different bioactive properties through oral or intragastrical delivery. However, little is known about the effect of topical delivery of l-theanine on acute inflammation. In the present study, by using 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA, 2.5 μg/ear)-induced ear edema model in mice, we first found that single-dose local pretreatment of l-theanine 30 min before TPA time- and dose-dependently suppressed the increases in both skin thickness and weight...
February 16, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457843/the-tumour-stroma-ratio-in-colon-cancer-the-biological-role-and-its-prognostic-impact
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Gabi W van Pelt, Tessa P Sandberg, Hans Morreau, Hans Gelderblom, J Han J M van Krieken, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Wilma E Mesker
The tumour microenvironment consists of a complex mixture of non-neoplastic cells including fibroblasts, immune cells and endothelial cells embedded in the proteins of the extracellular matrix. The tumour microenvironment plays an active role in tumour behaviour. By interacting with cancer cells, it influences disease progression and the metastatic capacity of the tumour. Tumours with a high amount of stroma correspond to poor patient prognosis. The tumour-stroma ratio (TSR) is a strong independent prognostic tool in colon cancer and provides additional value to the current clinically used TNM classification...
February 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457790/cd163-macrophages-promote-angiogenesis-and-vascular-permeability-accompanied-by-inflammation-in-atherosclerosis
#7
Liang Guo, Hirokuni Akahori, Emanuel Harari, Samantha L Smith, Rohini Polavarapu, Vinit Karmali, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Rachel L Gannon, Ryan E Braumann, Megan H Dickinson, Anuj Gupta, Audrey L Jenkins, Michael J Lipinski, Johoon Kim, Peter Chhour, Paul S de Vries, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Robert Kutys, Hiroyoshi Mori, Matthew D Kutyna, Sho Torii, Atsushi Sakamoto, Cheol Ung Choi, Qi Cheng, Megan L Grove, Mariem A Sawan, Yin Zhang, Yihai Cao, Frank D Kolodgie, David P Cormode, Dan E Arking, Eric Boerwinkle, Alanna C Morrison, Jeanette Erdmann, Nona Sotoodehnia, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
Intake of hemoglobin by the hemoglobin-haptoglobin receptor CD163 leads to a distinct alternative non-foam cell antiinflammatory macrophage phenotype that was previously considered atheroprotective. Here, we reveal an unexpected but important pathogenic role for these macrophages in atherosclerosis. Using human atherosclerotic samples, cultured cells, and a mouse model of advanced atherosclerosis, we investigated the role of intraplaque hemorrhage on macrophage function with respect to angiogenesis, vascular permeability, inflammation, and plaque progression...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456952/clinicopathological-significance-of-tumor-lymphatic-vessel-density-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#8
Padam Parmar, Nisha Marwah, Sanjeev Parshad, Taruna Yadav, Ashima Batra, Rajeev Sen
Various studies have demonstrated that the lymphatic system is the additional route for solid tumor metastasis. Lymph nodes metastasis in Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a major prognostic indicator for disease progression and a guide for therapeutic strategies. We conducted a study to compare intratumoral (IT) and peritumoral (PT) lymphatic vessel density (LVD) in HNSCC using lymphatic marker D2-40 and its correlation with lymph node metastasis, histological grading and other clinicopathological parameters...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456717/naringin-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-in-fructose-fed-rats
#9
Wachirawadee Malakul, Sirinat Pengnet, Chanon Kumchoom, Sakara Tunsophon
High fructose consumption is associated with metabolic disorders including hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia, in addition to endothelial dysfunction. Naringin, a flavonoid present in citrus fruit, has been reported to exhibit lipid lowering, antioxidant, and cardiovascular protective properties. Therefore, the present study investigated the effect of naringin on fructose-induced endothelial dysfunction in rats and its underlying mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given 10% fructose in drinking water for 12 weeks, whereas control rats were fed drinking water alone...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456715/protective-effect-of-vitexin-reduces-sevoflurane-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-through-hif-1%C3%AE-vegf-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-newborn-rats
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Zhipai Lyu, Jing Cao, Ju Wang, Hongmei Lian
Previous studies have demonstrated that Vitexin possesses antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory and potential anticancer effects. The present study aimed to investigate whether the protective effect of vitexin protects against sevoflurane-induced neuronal apoptosis and the underlying mechanisms of this protective effect. The results demonstrated that Vitexin pretreatment significantly reduced neuronal apoptosis, and inhibited caspase-3 activity, apoptosis regulator BAX protein expression and malondialdehyde levels in sevoflurane-induced newborn rats...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456688/overexpression-of-microrna-506-3p-aggravates-the-injury-of-vascular-endothelial-cells-in-patients-with-hypertension-by-downregulating-beclin1-expression
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Fanfan Yi, Yugui Hao, Xiaoyi Chong, Wei Zhong
The aim of the present study was to measure the expression of microRNA (miRNA)-506-3p in the peripheral blood of patients with hypertension and to determine the biological functions and mechanisms of action of miR-506-3p. A total of 61 patients with primary hypertension were included in the present study. Peripheral blood was collected from all patients, as well as 31 healthy subjects who were included in a control group. The expression of miR-506-3p in peripheral blood was determined by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456679/mir-98-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-cell-apoptosis-by-targeting-mapk6-in-huvecs
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Chuanxian Hu, Su Huang, Fafu Wu, Hui Ding
The aim of current study was to explore the role of microRNA (miR)-98 in atherosclerosis. Human vascular endothelial cells (HVECs) were isolated from the peripheral blood of healthy volunteers and patients with atherosclerosis. Compared with endothelial cells from the healthy control group, the expression level of mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK)6 was significantly upregulated and miR-98 was downregulated in the endothelial cells of patients with atherosclerosis. The human umbilical vein endothelial cell line (HUVEC) was adopted to perform in vitro studies...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456663/high-expression-of-sdf-1-and-vegf-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-synovial-sarcomas
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Qi Feng, Peng Guo, Jin Wang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Hui-Chai Yang, Jian-Gang Feng
Stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) predicts poor clinical outcomes of certain types of cancer. Furthermore, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) promotes the growth and metastasis of solid tumors. The aim of the present study was to examine the expression of SDF-1 and VEGF in patients with synovial sarcoma and to determine their expression is correlated with unfavorable outcomes. Levels of SDF-1 and VEGF proteins were evaluated in 54 patients with synovial sarcoma using immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence staining...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456650/application-of-an-acellular-dermal-matrix-to-a-rabbit-model-of-oral-mucosal-defects
#14
Xiangliang Xu, Nianhui Cui, Enbo Wang
Acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) are increasingly used for the restoration of soft-tissue defects of the oral cavity due to their ability to facilitate faster healing and reduce scar formation without rejection. However, few studies have focused on the histopathology and biological mechanisms involved in their use. The aim of the present study was to observe tissue growth, histopathologic changes and altered biomolecular signatures that occur during the repair of oral defects in rabbit models over time, either with or without the employment of ADM...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456642/anti-semaphorin-7a-single-chain-antibody-demonstrates-beneficial-effects-on-pulmonary-inflammation-during-acute-lung-injury
#15
Xiao Chen, Hailing Wang, Kui Jia, Hao Wang, Tao Ren
Pulmonary inflammation is a primary characteristic of lung injury initiated by the accession of immune cells into the alveolar space. Neutrophil migration serves an important role in pulmonary inflammation mediated by the migration of neutrophils into hypoxic tissue sites. The elimination of pulmonary inflammation is directly associated with rehabilitation in patients with lung injury. Anti-inflammatory treatment is essential following lung injury and ultimately determines patient outcomes. Semaphorin-7A (SEMA-7A) is a member of the Semaphorin family that influences the migration of neutrophils into hypoxic tissue sites, thus promoting inflammation...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456630/roles-of-eph-ephrin-bidirectional-signaling-in-central-nervous-system-injury-and-recovery
#16
Jin-Shan Yang, Hui-Xing Wei, Ping-Ping Chen, Gang Wu
Multiple cellular components are involved in the complex pathological process following central nervous system (CNS) injury, including neurons, glial cells and endothelial cells. Previous studies and neurotherapeutic clinical trials have assessed the molecular mechanisms that underlie neuronal cell death following CNS injury. However, this approach has largely failed to reduce CNS damage or improve the functional recovery of patients. Erythropoietin-producing human hepatocellular (Eph) receptors and ephrin ligands have attracted considerable attention since their discovery, due to their extensive distribution and unique bidirectional signaling between astrocytes and neurons...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456629/acute-vitamin-c-improves-cardiac-function-not-exercise-capacity-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
#17
Rebecca L Scalzo, Timothy A Bauer, Kylie Harrall, Kerrie Moreau, Cemal Ozemek, Leah Herlache, Shawna McMillin, Amy G Huebschmann, Jennifer Dorosz, Jane E B Reusch, Judith G Regensteiner
Background: People with type 2 diabetes (T2D) have impaired exercise capacity, even in the absence of complications, which is predictive of their increased cardiovascular mortality. Cardiovascular dysfunction is one potential cause of this exercise defect. Acute infusion of vitamin C has been separately shown to improve diastolic and endothelial function in prior studies. We hypothesized that acute vitamin C infusion would improve exercise capacity and that these improvements would be associated with improved cardiovascular function...
2018: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456539/generation-of-human-immunosuppressive-myeloid-cell-populations-in-human-interleukin-6-transgenic-nog-mice
#18
Asami Hanazawa, Ryoji Ito, Ikumi Katano, Kenji Kawai, Motohito Goto, Hiroshi Suemizu, Yutaka Kawakami, Mamoru Ito, Takeshi Takahashi
The tumor microenvironment contains unique immune cells, termed myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), and tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) that suppress host anti-tumor immunity and promote tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. Although these cells are considered a key target of cancer immune therapy, in vivo animal models allowing differentiation of human immunosuppressive myeloid cells have yet to be established, hampering the development of novel cancer therapies. In this study, we established a novel humanized transgenic (Tg) mouse strain, human interleukin (hIL)-6-expressing NOG mice (NOG-hIL-6 transgenic mice)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456507/the-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-signaling-pathway-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-hemodialysis-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hamed Haddad Kashani, Elahe Seyed Hosseini, Hossein Nikzad, Alireza Soleimani, Maryam Soleimani, Mohammad Reza Tamadon, Fariba Keneshlou, Zatollah Asemi
Objective: This study was carried out to determine the effects of vitamin D supplementation on signaling pathway of inflammation and oxidative stress in diabetic hemodialysis (HD) patients. Methods: This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted among 60 diabetic HD patients. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups to intake either vitamin D supplements at a dosage of 50,000 IU ( n = 30) or placebo ( n = 30) every 2 weeks for 12 weeks. Gene expression of inflammatory cytokines and biomarkers of oxidative stress were assessed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of diabetic HD patients with RT-PCR method...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456178/hoxb4-promotes-hemogenic-endothelium-formation-without-perturbing-endothelial-cell-development
#20
Nadine Teichweyde, Lara Kasperidus, Sebastian Carotta, Valerie Kouskoff, Georges Lacaud, Peter A Horn, Stefan Heinrichs, Hannes Klump
Generation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from pluripotent stem cells, in vitro, holds great promise for regenerative therapies. Primarily, this has been achieved in mouse cells by overexpression of the homeotic selector protein HOXB4. The exact cellular stage at which HOXB4 promotes hematopoietic development, in vitro, is not yet known. However, its identification is a prerequisite to unambiguously identify the molecular circuits controlling hematopoiesis, since the activity of HOX proteins is highly cell and context dependent...
February 15, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
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