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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345295/upregulation-of-the-bdnf-trkb-pathway-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-as-well-as-the-migration-and-invasion-of-cervical-cancer
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Yuan Yuan, Hai-Qiong Ye, Qian-Chuan Ren
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has previously been demonstrated to be associated with several types of cancer. In addition, its receptor, tropomyosin related kinase B (TrkB) is involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is associated with metastasis in cancers. Thus, The aim of the present study was to examine whether BDNF/TrKB expression is linked to a poor survival and the acquisition of the EMT phenotype in cervical cancer. We found that a high positive expression of BDNF/TrKB was associated with poor survival in cervical cancer...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336497/effects-of-treatment-with-maraviroc-a-ccr5-inhibitor-on-a-human-hepatic-stellate-cell-line
#2
N Coppola, A Perna, A Lucariello, S Martini, M Macera, M A Carleo, G Guerra, V Esposito, A De Luca
After an acute liver damage, tissue regeneration repairs lesions with degradation of deposed fibrotic material, while mechanisms of tissue restoration are persistently activated following several repeated injuries, inducing deposition of extracellular matrix. (ECM). Factors responsible for ECM remodeling have been identified in a pathway involving a family of zinc-dependent enzyme matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), together with tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). Recent experimental models suggested a role of CCR5 receptor in the genesis of liver fibrosis...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325453/age-related-lung-tissue-remodeling-due-to-the-local-distribution-of-mmp-2-timp-2-tgf-%C3%AE-and-hsp70
#3
Z Vitenberga, M Pilmane
Lung tissue remodeling requires complex interactions of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs), transforming growth factor (TGF) family and heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70). We evaluated the appearance and distribution of MMP-2, TIMP-2, TGF-β1 and Hsp70 in lung tissue using immunohistochemistry. Stained structures were graded semiquantitatively. Overall, more MMP-2, TIMP-2, TGF-β1 and Hsp70 were observed in bronchial cartilage, bronchial and alveola repithelium, and among alveolar macrophages...
January 12, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312740/serum-metalloproteinase-2-and-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-2-in-lung-carcinoma-patients
#4
Magdalena Drzewiecka-Jędrzejczyk, Rafał Wlazeł, Monika Terlecka, Sławomir Jabłoński
Background: Assessment of serum extracellular matrix (ECM) metalloproteinase MMP-2 and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase TIMP-2 concentrations in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients considering TNM staging. Assessment of the prognostic value of MMP-2 and TIMP-2 concentrations in NSCLC patients. Methods: The study group consisted of 81 NSCLC patients (24 females and 57 males) aged 46 to 86 years (mean age of 67±8.2 years). The control group comprised 39 randomly selected patients (20 females and 19 males) aged 27 to 73 years (mean age of 47±15...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312615/xrcc1-serves-as-a-potential-prognostic-indicator-for-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-inhibits-its-invasion-and-metastasis-through-suppressing-mmp-2-and-mmp-9
#5
Qing-Hua Liu, You Wang, Hong-Mei Yong, Ping-Fu Hou, Jie Pan, Jin Bai, Jun-Nian Zheng
X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) is a major DNA repair gene that is responsible for fixing DNA base damage and single-strand breaks by interacting with DNA components at the damage site. This study explored the clinical significance of XRCC1 in human clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) and further examined the mechanism of the role of XRCC1 in ccRCC. The clinical relevance of XRCC1 in ccRCC was evaluated using tissue microarrays and immunohistochemical staining of two independent human ccRCC cohorts...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302675/copper-induced-reduction-in-myocardial-fibrosis-is-associated-with-increased-matrix-metalloproteins-in-a-rat-model-of-cardiac-hypertrophy
#6
Yinjie Liu, Ying Xiao, Jiaming Liu, Li Feng, Y James Kang
Trientine (TETA), a copper (Cu) chelator, is capable of replenishing Cu in the heart, and Cu repletion reduces cardiac fibrosis in a rodent model of cardiac hypertrophy. This study was undertaken to explore possible mechanisms by which Cu repletion diminishes cardiac fibrosis. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to ascending aortic constriction to induce cardiac hypertrophy. Four months after the operation, cardiac hypertrophy along with fibrosis was fully developed. TETA treatment was then followed at a dose of 21...
January 5, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299971/the-role-of-the-fas-fasl-signaling-pathway-in-environmental-toxicant-induced-testicular-cell-apoptosis-an-update
#7
Mei Wang, Ping Su
The Fas/FasL signaling pathway is one of the major pathways that regulate apoptosis. Increasing studies have shown that the activation of the Fas/FasL signaling pathway is closely associated with testicular cell apoptosis. However, the mechanism involved is still unclear. We discuss recent findings regarding the molecular mechanisms by which environmental toxicants induce testicular pathology via Fas/FasL signaling. These findings suggest that Fas/FasL signaling is employed to impact the sensitivity (a response to external factors) of germ cells, disrupt steroidogenic hormone and cytokine metabolism mediated by Sertoli cells, and elicit the activation of NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T-cells) in Leydig cell apoptosis...
January 4, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286137/microrna-124a-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-migration-in-liver-cancer-by-regulating-interleukin-11
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Liedao Yu, Shuo Wang, Xiangjin Lin, Yang Lu, Pengcheng Gu
Liver cancer is the sixth most common malignant tumour and ranks in the top three cancers with regard to mortality due to metastasis and postsurgical recurrence. It is significant to understand the mechanisms underlying liver cancer for diagnosis and treatment. Cumulative evidence suggests that the abnormal regulation of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) may contribute to the development and metastasis of cancer. miR‑124a acts as a tumour suppressor in osteosarcoma, endometrial carcinoma, prostate cancer, and glioblastoma...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283509/exenatide-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-properties-and-modulates-endothelial-response-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-mediated-activation
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Wojciech Garczorz, Enrique Gallego-Colon, Agnieszka Kosowska, Agnieszka Kłych-Ratuszny, Michał Woźniak, Wiesław Marcol, K J Niesner, Tomasz Francuz
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of mortality and morbidity in the industrialized world. Incretin mimetic compounds such as exenatide are currently used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. AIMS: We investigated the effects of incretin drugs on apoptosis, adhesion molecule expression, and concentration of extracellular matrix (ECM) metalloproteinases under inflammatory conditions within the context of atherosclerotic plaque formation of both human coronary artery endothelial cells (hCAECs) and human aortic endothelial cells (hAoECs)...
December 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280977/flaccidoxide-13-acetate-extracted-from-the-soft-coral-cladiella-kashmani-reduces-human-bladder-cancer-cell-migration-and-invasion-through-reducing-activation-of-the-fak-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#10
Choo-Aun Neoh, Wen-Tung Wu, Guo-Fong Dai, Jui-Hsin Su, Chih-I Liu, Tzu-Rong Su, Yu-Jen Wu
Metastasis of cancer is the cause of the majority of cancer deaths. Active compound flaccidoxide-13-acetate, isolated from the soft coral Cladiella kashmani, has been found to exhibit anti-tumor activity. In this study, Boyden chamber analysis, Western blotting and gelatin zymography assays indicated that flaccidoxide-13-acetate exerted inhibitory effects on the migration and invasion of RT4 and T24 human bladder cancer cells. The results demonstrated that flaccidoxide-13-acetate, in a concentration-dependent manner, reduced the levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), MMP-9, urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR), focal adhesion kinase (FAK), phosphatidylinositide-3 kinases (PI3K), p-PI3K, AKT, p-AKT, mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), p-mTOR, Ras homolog gene family, member A (Rho A), Ras, mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 7 (MKK7) and mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 3 (MEKK3), and increased the expressions of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) and TIMP-2 in RT4 and T24 cells...
December 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246007/diagnostic-prediction-of-urinary-timp-2-x-igfbp7-for-acute-kidney-injury-a-meta-analysis-exploring-detection-time-and-cutoff-levels
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Zhenzhu Song, Zhongchao Ma, Kai Qu, Sinan Liu, Wenquan Niu, Ting Lin
Acute kidney injury (AKI) most commonly occurs in critically ill and postoperative patients. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) are two newly-identified urinary biomarkers that can help to detect early AKI, yet their predictive accuracies range widely. Here, we conduct a systematic meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic values of [TIMP-2] x [IGFBP7] for AKI at different detection times and cutoff levels. Ten studies were meta-analyzed on 1606 patients...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188062/human-aqueous-humor-levels-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-2-association-with-matrix-metalloproteinases-tissue-inhibitors-of-matrix-metalloproteinases
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Yan Jia, Yu Yue, Dan-Ning Hu, Ji-Li Chen, Ji-Bo Zhou
The present study aims to investigate the association of transforming growth factor-β2 (TGF-β2) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), MMP-2 and MMP-3, and tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs), TIMP-1, TIMP-2 and TIMP-3 in the aqueous humor of patients with high myopia or cataracts. The levels of TGF-β2 and MMPs/TIMPs were measured with the Luminex xMAP Technology using commercially available Milliplex xMAP kits. The association between TGF-β2 and MMPs/TIMPs levels was analyzed using the Spearmans correlation test...
December 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160133/inhibition-of-metastasis-and-angiogenesis-in-hep-2-cells-by-wheatgrass-extract-an-in-vitro-and-in-silico-approach
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Garima Shakya, Sangeetha Balasubramanian, Muddasarul Hoda, Rukkumani Rajagopalan
Metastasis is the major hindrance in the treatment of all cancers, including laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Intensive researches are under way to identify the effective natural polyphenols with anti-metastatic ability for cancer treatment. Wheatgrass, an herbal plant has been reported to show anticancer effects. Hence, in this study, we aimed to analyze the anti-metastatic effect of methanol extract of wheatgrass (MEWG). The levels of metastatic marker proteins were determined by western blot. PI3K and AKT levels were determined by real time (RT)-PCR analysis...
November 21, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149959/urinary-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-7-as-early-biomarkers-of-delayed-graft-function-after-kidney-transplantation
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J Yang, S Y Lim, M-G Kim, C-W Jung, W-Y Cho, S-K Jo
BACKGROUND: Recently, urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-7 (IGFBP-7), markers for G1 cell cycle arrest, have been identified and validated in predicting the development of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. It is unknown, however, whether these two biomarkers could predict the development of delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation (KT). METHODS: This is a single-center, prospective, observational study...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149784/anti-inflammatory-property-of-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-on-expression-and-activity-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-through-cd147-molecule-in-phorbol-myristate-acetate-differentiated-thp-1-cells
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Mohadese M Farahani, Elahe Motevaseli, Faezeh Maghsood, Maryam Heidari-Kharaji, Abbas Mirshafiey
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of M2000, a novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with immunosuppressive property and without gastro-nephrotoxicitic effects on matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 and (MMP)-9 in phorbol myristate acetate (PMA)-differentiated THP-1 cells. Gene expression and activity of MMP-2 and MMP-9 are inhibited respectively by the tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase (TIMP)-2 and (TIMP)-1 and are induced by extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (CD147/EMMPRIN)...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149107/treponema-denticola-chymotrypsin-like-proteinase-may-contribute-to-orodigestive-carcinogenesis-through-immunomodulation
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Mikko T Nieminen, Dyah Listyarifah, Jaana Hagström, Caj Haglund, Daniel Grenier, Dan Nordström, Veli-Jukka Uitto, Marcela Hernandez, Tülay Yucel-Lindberg, Taina Tervahartiala, Mari Ainola, Timo Sorsa
BACKGROUND: Periodontal pathogens have been linked to oral and gastrointestinal (orodigestive) carcinogenesis. However, the exact mechanisms remain unknown. Treponema denticola (Td) is associated with severe periodontitis, a chronic inflammatory disease leading to tooth loss. The anaerobic spirochete Td is an invasive bacteria due to its major virulence factor chymotrypsin-like proteinase. Here we aimed to investigate the presence of Td chymotrypsin-like proteinase (Td-CTLP) in major orodigestive tumours and to elucidate potential mechanisms for Td to contribute to carcinogenesis...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146295/new-markers-for-early-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#17
Cédrick Zaouter, Frédérique Priem, Lionel Leroux, Guillaume Bonnet, Marie-Lise Bats, Marie-Christine Beauvieux, Alain Rémy, Alexandre Ouattara
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication after a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Biomarkers such as urinary G1 cell cycle arrest proteins (TIMP-2 and IGFBP7) and sonographic evaluation (Doppler Renal Resistive Index [RRI]) have been advocated to predict AKI at an early stage after a TAVI-procedure. The primary aim was to determine the predictive value of these markers to detect AKI after a TAVI-procedure at an early phase. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a prospective observational study, 62 consecutive patients were scheduled for a TAVI...
November 13, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145491/the-urine-biomarker-panel-igfbp7-x-timp-2-nephrocheck%C3%A2-parameter-does-not-correlate-with-igfbp7-and-timp-2-gene-expression-in-urinary-sediment
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Daniela Knafl, Markus Müller, Sahra Pajenda, Zeynep Genc, Manfred Hecking, Ludwig Wagner
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently observed in serious infections, following nephrotoxic medication, surgery and trauma. Here we tested whether the detection of two recently identified biomarkers for AKI, Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 7 (IGFBP7), depends on the expression of these proteins in cells of the urinary sediment. METHOD: We collected urine samples of 33 kidney transplant recipients and 14 non-transplanted patients who all had AKI (stages 1-3 according to KDIGO), and measured [IGFBP7]x[TIMP-2] using the NephroCheck® Astute1 40 ™ meter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140689/tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloprotease-2-timp-2-bioprocess-development-physicochemical-biochemical-and-biological-characterization-of-highly-expressed-recombinant-protein
#19
Ananda Chowdhury, Robert G Brinson, Beiyang Wei, William G Stetler-Stevenson
Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloprotease -2 (TIMP-2) is a secreted 21 kDa multifunctional protein first described as an endogenous inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) that prevents breakdown of the extracellular matrix often observed in chronic diseases. TIMP-2 diminishes growth factor-mediated cell proliferation in vitro, as well as neoangiogenesis and tumor growth in vivo independent of its MMP-inhibitory activity, . These physiological properties make TIMP-2 an excellent candidate for further pre-clinical development as a biologic therapy of cancer...
November 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130646/investigating-the-expression-of-mmps-and-timps-in-preterm-placenta-and-role-of-cpg-methylation-in-regulating-mmp-9-expression
#20
Deepali Sundrani, Ankita Narang, Savita Mehendale, Sadhana Joshi, Preeti Chavan-Gautam
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) are crucial to the processes of normal labor and parturition. We have previously reported aberrant protein levels of MMPs in placenta of women delivering preterm as compared to term. In this study, we examine the mRNA levels of MMPs (MMP-1, MMP-2, and MMP-9) and TIMPs (TIMP-1, TIMP-2) in the placenta from women delivering preterm as compared with term and further study the promoter DNA methylation of the MMP-9 gene in a sub-sample of term and preterm placentae...
November 11, 2017: IUBMB Life
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