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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431181/protective-effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-the-development-of-intracranial-aneurysm-rupture-in-mice
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Atsushi Kuwabara, Jia Liu, Yoshinobu Kamio, Airan Liu, Michael T Lawton, Jae-Woo Lee, Tomoki Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem or stromal cells found in multiple tissues. Intravenous MSC injections have been used to treat various diseases with an inflammatory component in animals and humans. Inflammation is emerging as a key component of pathophysiology of intracranial aneurysms. Modulation of inflammation by MSCs may affect sustained inflammatory processes that lead to aneurysmal rupture. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of MSCs on the development of aneurysm rupture using a mouse model...
April 19, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429795/cd200-positive-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-augment-the-sensitivity-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-positive-lung-adenocarcinomas-to-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Masayuki Ishibashi, Shinya Neri, Hiroko Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Miyashita, Tatsuya Yoshida, Yuka Nakamura, Hibiki Udagawa, Keisuke Kirita, Shingo Matsumoto, Shigeki Umemura, Kiyotaka Yoh, Seiji Niho, Masahiro Tsuboi, Kenkichi Masutomi, Koichi Goto, Atsushi Ochiai, Genichiro Ishii
Cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) play important roles in the chemotherapeutic process, especially through influencing the resistance of tumor cells to molecular targeted therapy. Here we report the existence of a special subpopulation of patient-specific-CAFs that augment the sensitivity of EGFR gene mutation-positive lung cancer to the EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI), gefitinib. When cocultured with EGFR mutation positive lung cancer cells, these CAFs increased the apoptic effect of gefitinib on cancer cells, whereas, in the absence of gefitinib, they did not affect cancer cell viability...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429416/modulation-of-heterotypic-and-homotypic-cell-cell-interactions-via-zwitterionic-lipid-masks
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Matthew Park, Wongu Youn, Doyeon Kim, Eun Hyea Ko, Beom Jin Kim, Sung Min Kang, Kyungtae Kang, Insung S Choi
Since the pioneering work by Whitesides, innumerable platforms that aim to spatio-selectively seed cells and control the degree of cell-cell interactions in vitro have been developed. These methods, however, have generally been technically and methodologically complex, or demanded stringent materials and conditions. In this work, we introduce zwitterionic lipids as patternable, cell-repellant masks for selectively seeding cells. The lipid masks are easily removed with a routine washing step under physiological conditions (37 °C, pH 7...
April 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428220/cmtm3-cklf-like-marvel-transmembrane-domain-3-mediates-angiogenesis-by-regulating-cell-surface-availability-of-ve-cadherin-in-endothelial-adherens-junctions
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Ihsan Chrifi, Laura Louzao-Martinez, Maarten Brandt, Christian G M van Dijk, Petra Burgisser, Changbin Zhu, Johan M Kros, Dirk J Duncker, Caroline Cheng
OBJECTIVE: Decrease in VE-cadherin adherens junctions reduces vascular stability, whereas disruption of adherens junctions is a requirement for neovessel sprouting during angiogenesis. Endocytosis plays a key role in regulating junctional strength by altering bioavailability of cell surface proteins, including VE-cadherin. Identification of new mediators of endothelial endocytosis could enhance our understanding of angiogenesis. Here, we assessed the function of CMTM3 (CKLF-like MARVEL transmembrane domain 3), which we have previously identified as highly expressed in Flk1(+) endothelial progenitor cells during embryonic development...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424684/modulation-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-c-by-human-cytomegalovirus-stimulates-kir2ds1-recognition-by-natural-killer-cells
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Kattria van der Ploeg, Chiwen Chang, Martin A Ivarsson, Ashley Moffett, Mark R Wills, John Trowsdale
The interaction of inhibitory killer cell Ig-like receptors (KIRs) with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I molecules has been characterized in detail. By contrast, activating members of the KIR family, although closely related to inhibitory KIRs, appear to interact weakly, if at all, with HLA class I. KIR2DS1 is the best studied activating KIR and it interacts with C2 group HLA-C (C2-HLA-C) in some assays, but not as strongly as KIR2DL1. We used a mouse 2B4 cell reporter system, which carries NFAT-green fluorescent protein with KIR2DS1 and a modified DAP12 adaptor protein...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420427/isolation-and-characterization-of-equine-native-msc-populations
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Cristina L Esteves, Tara A Sheldrake, Simone P Mesquita, Juan J Pesántez, Timothy Menghini, Lucy Dawson, Bruno Péault, F Xavier Donadeu
BACKGROUND: In contrast to humans in which mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC) therapies are still largely in the clinical trial phase, MSCs have been used therapeutically in horses for over 15 years, thus constituting a valuable preclinical model for humans. In human tissues, MSCs have been shown to originate from perivascular cells, namely pericytes and adventitial cells, which are identified by the presence of the cell surface markers CD146 and CD34, respectively. In contrast, the origin of MSCs in equine tissues has not been established, preventing the isolation and culture of defined cell populations in that species...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407783/exosomal-transfer-of-tumor-associated-macrophage-derived-mir-21-confers-cisplatin-resistance-in-gastric-cancer-cells
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Peiming Zheng, Lei Chen, Xiangliang Yuan, Qin Luo, Yi Liu, Guohua Xie, Yanhui Ma, Lisong Shen
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is frequently used to treat advanced gastric cancer (GC). However, the resistance often occurs with the mechanisms being not well understood. Recently, emerging evidence indicates that tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play an important role in chemoresistance of cancer. As the important mediators in intercellular communications, exosomes secreted by host cells mediate the exchange of genetic materials and proteins to be involved in tumor aggressiveness...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406754/spheroid-coculture-of-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells-and-monolayer-expanded-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-in-polydimethylsiloxane-microwells-modestly-improves-in-vitro-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cell-expansion
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Kathryn Futrega, Kerry Atkinson, William B Lott, Michael R Doran
While two-dimensional (2D) monolayers of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) have been shown to enhance hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) expansion in vitro, expanded cells do not engraft long term in human recipients. This outcome is attributed to the failure of 2D culture to recapitulate the bone marrow (BM) niche signal milieu. Herein, we evaluated the capacity of a novel three-dimensional (3D) coculture system to support HSPC expansion in vitro. A high-throughput polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microwell platform was used to manufacture thousands of uniform 3D multicellular coculture spheroids...
April 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405689/differential-effects-of-sulforaphane-in-regulation-of-angiogenesis-in-a-co-culture-model-of-endothelial-cells-and-pericytes
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Yichong Wang, Zhigang Zhou, Wei Wang, Ming Liu, Yongping Bao
Aberrant neovascularization supports nutrients and the oxygen microenvironment in tumour growth, invasion and metastasis. Recapitulation of functional microvascular structures in vitro could provide a platform for the study of vascular conditions. Sulforaphane (SFN), an isothiocyanate, has been reported to possess chemopreventive properties. In the present study, the effects of SFN on cell proliferation and tubular formation have been investigated using endothelial cells (ECs) and pericytes in coculture. SFN showed a dose-dependent inhibition on the growth of ECs and pericytes with IC50 values 46...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405164/a-dual-mediated-liposomal-drug-delivery-system-targeting-the-brain-rational-construction-integrity-evaluation-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-and-the-transporting-mechanism-to-glioma-cells
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Chang Liu, Xiao-Na Liu, Gui-Ling Wang, Yu Hei, Shuai Meng, Ling-Fei Yang, Lan Yuan, Ying Xie
As the global population ages, cancer rates increase worldwide, and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), brain tumors, and inflammation threaten human health more frequently. We designed a dual-mediated (receptor-mediated and adsorption-mediated) liposome, named transferrin-cell penetrating peptide-sterically stabilized liposome (TF-CPP-SSL), to improve therapy for gliomas through combining molecular recognition of transferrin receptors (TF-Rs) on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and glioma cells with the internalization and lysosomal escaping ability of CPP...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403739/hydrogen-peroxide-and-lipopolysaccharide-differentially-affect-the-expression-of-micrornas-10a-33a-21-221-in-endothelial-cells-before-and-after-coculture-with-monocytes
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Atefe Ghamar Talepoor, Mehdi Kalani, Alamtaj Samsami Dahaghani, Mehrnoosh Doroudchi
Inflammation and oxidative stress are important risk factors affecting various cells in the formation of atherosclerosis. MicroRNAs (miRs) are regulators of inflammation and atherogenesis. The expressions of endothelial cell (EC)-specific miR-10a and miR-21 and monocyte-specific miR-33a and miR-221 were investigated using coculture of the ECs and monocytes upon exposure to H2O2 as an oxidative stressor, and endotoxin/lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as a microbial stressor. Human umbilical endothelial cells (HUVECs) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (or monocytes) were cocultured in M199 complete medium and were incubated with LPS (20 ng/mL) or H2O2 (1%) for 8 hours at 37°C...
March 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402019/epigallocatechin-gallate-inhibits-streptococcus-pneumoniae-virulence-by-simultaneously-targeting-pneumolysin-and-sortase%C3%A2-a
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Meng Song, Zihao Teng, Meng Li, Xiaodi Niu, Jianfeng Wang, Xuming Deng
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), the causative agent of several human diseases, possesses numerous virulence factors associated with pneumococcal infection and pathogenesis. Pneumolysin (PLY), an important virulence factor, is a member of the cholesterol-dependent cytolysin family and has cytolytic activity. Sortase A (SrtA), another crucial pneumococcal virulence determinate, contributes greatly to the anchoring of many virulence-associated surface proteins to the cell wall. In this study, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a natural compound with little known antipneumococcal activity, was shown to directly inhibit PLY-mediated haemolysis and cytolysis by blocking the oligomerization of PLY and simultaneously reduce the peptidase activity of SrtA...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396669/basophil-activation-dependent-autoantibody-and-interleukin-17-production-exacerbate-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Qingjun Pan, Li Gong, Haiyan Xiao, Yongmin Feng, Lu Li, Zhenzhen Deng, Ling Ye, Jian Zheng, Carol A Dickerson, Lin Ye, Ning An, Chen Yang, Hua-Feng Liu
OBJECTIVE: Autoantibody and inflammatory cytokines play crucial roles in the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, the regulation of their production warrants further investigation. This study aimed to investigate the role of basophil activation in the development of SLE based on studies in patients with SLE and spontaneous lupus-prone MRL-lpr/lpr mice. METHODS: The phenotypes of peripheral basophils and the production of autoantibody and interleukin (IL)-17 in patients with SLE were determined by flow cytometry and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and also their correlations were investigated by statistical analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395325/interaction-of-macrophages-and-endometrial-cells-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-like-processes-in-adenomyosis%C3%A2
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Min An, Dong Li, Ming Yuan, Qiuju Li, Lu Zhang, Guoyun Wang
Adenomyosis is a nonneoplastic condition characterized by the benign invasion of ectopic endometrium into the myometrium. Macrophages play significant roles in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and adenomyosis. An EMT associated with adenomyosis has been extensively studied. This study investigated the process by which the interaction of macrophages with endometrial cells induces EMT in Ishikawa cells and epithelial cells of adenomyosis. Specimens were collected after hysterectomy or resection of adenomyosis lesions from women with adenomyosis and curettage from women without adenomyosis or endometriosis...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394345/cripto-and-its-signaling-partner-grp78-drive-the-metastatic-phenotype-in-human-osteotropic-prostate-cancer
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E Zoni, L Chen, S Karkampouna, Z Granchi, E I Verhoef, F La Manna, J Kelber, R C M Pelger, M D Henry, E Snaar-Jagalska, G J L H van Leenders, L Beimers, P Kloen, P C Gray, G van der Pluijm, M Kruithof-de Julio
CRIPTO (CR-1, TDGF1) is a cell surface/secreted oncoprotein actively involved in development and cancer. Here, we report that high expression of CRIPTO correlates with poor survival in stratified risk groups of prostate cancer (PCa) patients. CRIPTO and its signaling partner glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) are highly expressed in PCa metastases and display higher levels in the metastatic ALDH(high) sub-population of PC-3M-Pro4Luc2 PCa cells compared with non-metastatic ALDH(low). Coculture of the osteotropic PC-3M-Pro4Luc2 PCa cells with differentiated primary human osteoblasts induced CRIPTO and GRP78 expression in cancer cells and increases the size of the ALDH(high) sub-population...
April 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381637/aminoacyl-trna-synthetase-interacting-multifunctional-protein-1-activates-nk-cells-via-macrophages-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#16
Myun Soo Kim, Ju Han Song, Edward P Cohen, Daeho Cho, Tae Sung Kim
Aminoacyl tRNA synthetase-interacting multifunctional protein 1 (AIMP1) has been reported to have antitumor effects in various tumor models. However, mechanisms by which AIMP1 ameliorates tumorigenesis are not well understood. As NK cells are a major cell type involved in antitumor activities and AIMP1 is known to activate professional APCs, we determined whether AIMP1 induced NK cell activation directly or via these APCs. AIMP1 induced the expression of surface activation markers on murine NK cells in total splenocytes, although AIMP1 did not directly induce these activation markers of NK cells...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378637/primary-tr1-cells-from-metastatic-melanoma-eliminate-tumor-promoting-macrophages-through-granzyme-b-and-perforin-dependent-mechanisms
#17
Hongxia Yan, Ping Zhang, Xue Kong, Xianglian Hou, Li Zhao, Tianhang Li, Xiaozhou Yuan, Hongjun Fu
In malignant melanoma, tumor-associated macrophages play multiple roles in promoting tumor growth, such as inducing the transformation of melanocytes under ultraviolet irradiation, increasing angiogenesis in melanomas, and suppressing antitumor immunity. Because granzyme B- and perforin-expressing Tr1 cells could specifically eliminate antigen-presenting cells of myeloid origin, we examined whether Tr1 cells in melanoma could eliminate tumor-promoting macrophages and how the interaction between Tr1 cells and macrophages could affect the growth of melanoma cells...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375566/quantitative-analysis-of-cell-proliferation-by-a-dye-dilution-assay-application-to-cell-lines-and-cocultures
#18
Soobin Chung, Seol-Hee Kim, Yuri Seo, Sook-Kyung Kim, Ji Youn Lee
Cell proliferation represents one of the most fundamental processes in biological systems, thus the quantitative analysis of cell proliferation is important in many biological applications such as drug screening, production of biologics, and assessment of cytotoxicity. Conventional proliferation assays mainly quantify cell number based on a calibration curve of a homogeneous cell population, and therefore are not applicable for the analysis of cocultured cells. Moreover, these assays measure cell proliferation indirectly, based on cellular metabolic activity or DNA content...
April 4, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373746/cyanidin-3-o-glucoside-modulates-the-in-vitro-inflammatory-crosstalk-between-intestinal-epithelial-and-endothelial-cells
#19
Daniela Ferrari, Francesco Cimino, Deborah Fratantonio, Maria Sofia Molonia, Romina Bashllari, Rossana Busà, Antonella Saija, Antonio Speciale
Intestinal epithelium represents a protective physical barrier and actively contributes to the mucosal immune system. Polarized basolateral intestinal secretion of inflammatory mediators, followed by activation of NF-κB signaling and inflammatory pathways in endothelial cells, efficiently triggers extravasation of neutrophils from the vasculature, therefore contributing to the development and maintenance of intestinal inflammation. Proper regulation of NF-κB activation at the epithelial interface is crucial for the maintenance of physiological tissue homeostasis...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371716/bacillus-licheniformis-affects-the-microbial-community-and-metabolic-profile-in-the-spontaneous-fermentation-of-daqu-starter-for-chinese-liquor-making
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Peng Wang, Qun Wu, Xuejian Jiang, Zhiqiang Wang, Jingli Tang, Yan Xu
Chinese liquor is produced from spontaneous fermentation starter (Daqu) that provides the microbes, enzymes and flavors for liquor fermentation. To improve the flavor character of Daqu, we inoculated Bacillus licheniformis and studied the effect of this strain on the community structure and metabolic profile in Daqu fermentation. The microbial relative abundance changed after the inoculation, including the increase in Bacillus, Clavispora and Aspergillus, and the decrease in Pichia, Saccharomycopsis and some other genera...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
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