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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097491/small-interfering-rna-targeting-dickkopf-1-contributes-to-neuroprotection-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Zhihua Li, Xi Chen, Xiaoyang Zhang, Xiuhua Ren, Xuemei Chen, Jing Cao, Weidong Zang, Xianzhi Liu, Fuyou Guo
Excessive Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1) plays a vital role in secondary brain injury following ischemic stroke and psychotic disease. However, it is unclear whether an increased expression of Dkk-1 occurred after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The present study examined the potential role of Dkk-1 after ICH. ICH was induced by a single injection of autologous blood into the basal ganglia of rats. Dkk-1 protein levels in brain tissue and serum were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay after ICH. Rats were treated with small interfering RNA targeting Dkk-1 (siDkk-1) or vehicle following ICH...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079119/interleukin-32-gamma-stimulates-bone-formation-by-increasing-mir-29a-in-osteoblastic-cells-and-prevents-the-development-of-osteoporosis
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Eun-Jin Lee, Sang-Min Kim, Bongkun Choi, Eun-Young Kim, Yeon-Ho Chung, Eun-Ju Lee, Bin Yoo, Chang-Keun Lee, Seokchan Hong, Beom-Jun Kim, Jung-Min Koh, Soo-Hyun Kim, Yong-Gil Kim, Eun-Ju Chang
Interleukin-32 gamma (IL-32γ) is a recently discovered cytokine that is elevated in inflamed tissues and contributes to pathogenic features of bone in human inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Nevertheless, the role of IL-32γ and its direct involvement in bone metabolism is unclear. We investigated the molecular mechanism of IL-32γ in bone remodeling and the hypothetical correlation between IL-32γ and disease activity in osteoporosis patients. Transgenic (TG) mice overexpressing human IL-32γ showed reduced bone loss with advancing age, increased bone formation, and high osteogenic capacity of osteoblast compared to wild-type (WT) mice through the upregulation of miR-29a, which caused a reduction of Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) expression...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054306/circulating-dickkopf-1-and-sclerostin-in-patients-with-paget-s-disease-of-bone
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Luca Idolazzi, Angelo Fassio, Gaia Tripi, Vania Braga, Ombretta Viapiana, Giovanni Adami, Maurizio Rossini, Davide Gatti
Paget disease of bone is a chronic metabolic bone disorder characterized by increased bone resorption and new bone formation. The aim of this study is defining the role of inhibitors of canonical Wnt/b-catenin signaling pathway in patients with Paget disease of bone. Scarce and contrasting results have been reported in literature. We studied 40 patients (15 females and 25 males) with radiological and scintigraphic evidence of Paget disease of bone and 40 healthy subjects matched by age and sex. N-propeptide of type I collagen, C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen, sclerostin, and Dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK1) were evaluated by blood samples in our laboratory...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039407/cryptosporidium-parvum-infection-attenuates-the-ex%C3%A2-vivo-propagation-of-murine-intestinal-enteroids
#4
Xin-Tian Zhang, Ai-Yu Gong, Yang Wang, Xiqiang Chen, Sheng-Yau S Lim, Courtney E Dolata, Xian-Ming Chen
Cryptosporidium, a ubiquitous coccidian protozoan parasite that infects the gastrointestinal epithelium and other mucosal surfaces, is an important opportunistic pathogen for immunocompromised individuals and a common cause of diarrhea in young children in the developing countries. One of the pathological hallmarks of intestinal cryptosporidiosis is villous atrophy, which results in a shorter height of intestinal villi. Here, we investigated the effects of Cryptosporidium infection on intestinal epithelial growth, using an ex vivo model of intestinal cryptosporidiosis employing enteroids from mice...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959428/expression-pattern-of-dkk3-dickkopf-wnt-signaling-pathway-inhibitor%C3%A2-3-in-the-malignant-progression-of-oral-submucous-fibrosis
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Shanghui Zhou, Yun Zhu, Mubarak Mashrah, Xinyu Zhang, Zhijing He, Zhigang Yao, Chunye Zhang, Feng Guo, Yongjie Hu, Chenping Zhang
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a common malignant neoplasm of the head and neck. Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is one of its pre-cancerous lesions; however, the key molecular events in the tumorigenesis of OSF remain elusive. Dickkopf WNT signaling pathway inhibitor 3 (DKK3) is one of the Wnt antagonists, and its downregulation and methylation have been reported in multiple malignancies, while no report of its expression in the carcinogenesis of OSF exists. In the present study, we investigated DKK3 expression at the protein and mRNA levels by immunochemical staining and semi‑quantitative RT-PCR in normal oral, OSF and OSCC tissues...
February 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928227/baicalin-and-geniposide-inhibit-the-development-of-atherosclerosis-by-increasing-wnt1-and-inhibiting-dickkopf-related-protein-1-expression
#6
Bin Wang, Ping-Ping Liao, Li-Hua Liu, Xin Fang, Wei Li, Si-Ming Guan
BACKGROUND: Our previous study showed that the combined Chinese herbs containing scutellaria baicalensis georgi and gardenia jasminoids ellis inhibited atherosclerosis. In this study, we sought to determine if baicalin and geniposide could inhibit atherosclerosis through Wnt1 and dickkopf-related protein-1 (DKK1). METHODS: The wild-type and ApoE(-/-) mice were treated with baicalin, geniposide, and baicalin plus geniposide daily by gavage for 12 weeks. Blood lipid levels were measured with an automatic biochemistry analyzer...
October 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918563/dickkopf-1-promotes-hematopoietic-regeneration-via-direct-and-niche-mediated-mechanisms
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Heather A Himburg, Phuong L Doan, Mamle Quarmyne, Xiao Yan, Joshua Sasine, Liman Zhao, Grace V Hancock, Jenny Kan, Katherine A Pohl, Evelyn Tran, Nelson J Chao, Jeffrey R Harris, John P Chute
The role of osteolineage cells in regulating hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) regeneration following myelosuppression is not well understood. Here we show that deletion of the pro-apoptotic genes Bak and Bax in osterix (Osx, also known as Sp7 transcription factor 7)-expressing cells in mice promotes HSC regeneration and hematopoietic radioprotection following total body irradiation. These mice showed increased bone marrow (BM) levels of the protein dickkopf-1 (Dkk1), which was produced in Osx-expressing BM cells...
January 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911913/effect-of-osteoprotegerin-and-dickkopf-related-protein-1-on-radiological-progression-in-tightly-controlled-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Carmen Gómez-Vaquero, Irene Martín, Estibaliz Loza, Loreto Carmona, José Ivorra, José Antonio Narváez, Javier Hernández-Gañán, Pedro Alía, Javier Narváez
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between circulating osteoprotegerin (OPG) and Dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK-1) and radiological progression in patients with tightly controlled rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Serum levels of OPG and DKK-1 were measured in 97 RA patients who were treated according to a treat-to-target strategy (T2T) aimed at remission (DAS28<2.6). Radiologic joint damage progression was assessed by changes in the total Sharp-van der Heijde score (SHS) on serial radiographs of the hands and feet...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895076/mesothelial-cells-create-a-novel-tissue-niche-that-facilitates-gastric-cancer-invasion
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Masamitsu Tanaka, Sei Kuriyama, Go Itoh, Daichi Maeda, Akiteru Goto, Yutaro Tamiya, Kazuyoshi Yanagihara, Masakazu Yashiro, Namiko Aiba
Peritoneal mesothelial cells (PMC) cover organ surfaces in the abdominal cavity. In this study, lineage tracing revealed that PMC guide cancer cell invasion in the gastric wall and in peritoneal metastatic lesions. Serosal PMC covering the stomach surface entered the gastric wall to create a novel niche that favored gastric cancer cell invasion. PMC infiltration was induced by incorporation of cancer cell-derived, Wnt3a-containing extracellular vesicles (EV). Infiltrated PMC in turn promoted subserosal invasion of cancer cells...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866302/expression-analysis-of-dickkopf-related-protein-3-dkk3-suggests-its-pleiotropic-roles-for-a-secretory-glycoprotein-in-adult-mouse
#10
Junji Inoue, Hirofumi Fujita, Tetsuya Bando, Yoichi Kondo, Hiromi Kumon, Hideyo Ohuchi
Dickkopf-related protein 3 (Dkk3) is the third member of the Dkk gene family and identical to the gene, whose expression was reduced in immortalized cells. Therefore, its another name is reduced expression in immortalized cells. Since the intratumoral introduction of Dkk3 inhibits tumor growth in mouse models of cancers, Dkk3 is likely a tumor suppressor gene. However, the functions of Dkk3 in vivo remain unclear. As the first step to decipher the physiological roles of this gene, we examined the expression pattern of Dkk3 in various tissues from adult mice...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864382/molecular-dynamics-of-dkk4-modulates-wnt-action-and-regulates-meibomian-gland-development
#11
Jian Sima, Yulan Piao, Yaohui Chen, David Schlessinger
Secreted Dickkopf (Dkk) proteins are major Wnt pathway modulators during organ development. Dkk1 has been widely studied and acts as a general Wnt inhibitor. However, the molecular function of other Dkks remains largely unknown. Here, we show that Dkk4 selectively inhibits a subset of Wnts, but is further inactivated by proteolytic cleavage. Meibomian gland (MG) formation is employed as a model where Dkk4 and its Wnt targets are expressed. Skin-specific expression of Dkk4 arrests MG growth at early germ phase, which is similar to that observed in Eda-ablated Tabby mice...
December 15, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835606/neurokinin-1-receptor-is-a-novel-positive-regulator-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-melanogenesis
#12
Jia Zhou, Jingjing Ling, Huizhu Song, Bei Lv, Lei Wang, Jing Shang, Yong Wang, Chunyan Chang, Fengfeng Ping, Jun Qian
Wnt/β-catenin signaling is essential for melanogenesis in melanocytes. Neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R) has recently been demonstrated to be involved in melanin production. However, the cross talk between NK-1R and Wnt/β-catenin is poorly understood. Here, [Sar9, Met(O2)11] substance P (SMSP) was used to activate NK-1R, while L-733060 was used to inhibit it. The effects of NK-1R activation and inhibition on Wnt and its inhibitors were analyzed using western blot and real-time quantitative PCR. The results showed that SMSP positively regulated Wnt/β-catenin signaling by increasing the expression of β-catenin and p-GSK3β protein, which resulted from the weakened expression of the Wnt inhibitor Dickkopf-1 (DKK1)...
November 8, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832985/effects-of-raloxifene-against-letrozole-induced-bone-loss-in-chemically-induced-model-of-menopause-in-mice
#13
Abul Kalam, Sushama Talegaonkar, Divya Vohora
INTRODUCTION: The deleterious effects of letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor, used in the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, on bone are well-documented and represent a major drawback to its clinical use. Raloxifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator and a clinically approved anti-osteoporotic drug, has been recently demonstrated to be efficacious in women with breast cancer. The present study evaluated the effects of preventive and curative treatment with raloxifene on letrozole-induced alterations of bone microarchitecture and turnover markers in a chemically-induced menopause model in mice...
January 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827955/a-novel-role-of-dickkopf-related-protein-3-in-macropinocytosis-in-human-bladder-cancer-t24-cells
#14
Nonoka Tsujimura, Nami O Yamada, Yuki Kuranaga, Minami Kumazaki, Haruka Shinohara, Kohei Taniguchi, Yukihiro Akao
Dickkopf-related protein 3 (Dkk-3) is a potential tumor suppressor reported in various cancer entities. However, we found that Dkk-3 was exceptionally upregulated in bladder cancer T24 cells. To validate the biological role of Dkk-3 other than a tumor suppressor, we examined the function of Dkk-3 in T24 cells. Gene silencing of Dkk-3 inhibited cell growth through inducing G₀/G₁ cell-cycle arrest. Furthermore, Dkk-3 knock-down caused macropinocytosis accompanied by autophagy, which were canceled in part by their inhibitors 5-(N-ethyl-N-isopropyl) amiloride (EIPA) and 3-methyladenine (3-MA)...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821026/dkk1-in-relation-to-hcv-induced-liver-cirrhosis-and-hcv-induced-hcc-curative-resection
#15
E S Essa, B A Montaser, M T Badawy, A S Essa, M S Mokhtar
BACKGROUND: hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an RNA virus that induces hepatocarcinogenesis by mechanisms other than integration in the host cell genome. Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) expression has been studied mostly in hepatitis B virus induced HCC but not properly investigated in HCV induced HCC. AIM: Aim: we aimed to assess serum DKK1 in HCV induced HCC, HCV induced liver cirrhosis and viral infection-free controls. Moreover, we assessed serum DKK1 level after curative resection of HCC...
July 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807401/alzheimer-disease-crosstalk-between-the-canonical-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-and-ppars-alpha-and-gamma
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Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier
The molecular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are still not fully understood. In AD, Wnt/beta-catenin signaling has been shown to be downregulated while the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma (mARN and protein) is upregulated. Certain neurodegenerative diseases share the same Wnt/beta-catenin/PPAR gamma profile, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Conversely, other NDs share an opposite profile, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Friedreich's ataxia...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803037/opposing-roles-of-wnt-inhibitors-igfbp-4-and-dkk1-in-cardiac-ischemia-by-differential-targeting-of-lrp5-6-and-%C3%AE-catenin
#17
Da Wo, Jinhui Peng, Dan-Ni Ren, Liman Qiu, Jinxiao Chen, Ye Zhu, Yingjing Yan, Hongwei Yan, Jian Wu, En Ma, Tao P Zhong, Yihan Chen, Zhongmin Liu, Shangfeng Liu, Luoquan Ao, Zhenping Liu, Cizhong Jiang, Jun Peng, Yunzeng Zou, Qirong Qian, Weidong Zhu
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, triggering irreversible myocardial cell damage and heart failure. The role of low-density lipoprotein receptor-related proteins 5 and 6 (LRP5/6) as coreceptors of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway in the adult heart remain unknown. Insulin-like growth factor binding protein 4 and dickkopf-related protein 1 (Dkk1) are 2 secreted LRP5/6 binding proteins that play a crucial role in heart development through preventing Wnt/β-catenin pathway activation...
December 13, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801786/upregulated-microrna-25-mediates-the-migration-of-melanoma-cells-by-targeting-dkk3-through-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#18
Jia Huo, Yanfei Zhang, Ruilian Li, Yuan Wang, Jiawen Wu, Dingwei Zhang
Previous research indicates that microRNA-25 (miR-25) regulates carcinogenesis and the progression of various cancers, but the role of miR-25 in melanoma remains unclear. We observed that miR-25 was significantly upregulated in melanoma cell lines and tissue samples. Downregulation of miR-25 markedly suppressed invasion and proliferation of melanoma cells in vitro; however, overexpression of miR-25 markedly increased melanoma cell invasion and proliferation. Moreover, we observed Dickkopf-related protein 3 (DKK3) as a direct target of miR-25 in vitro...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788486/gata4-promotes-hepatoblastoma-cell-proliferation-by-altering-expression-of-mir125b-and-dkk3
#19
Yihua Pei, Qin Yao, Sibo Yuan, Bozhen Xie, Yan Liu, Chunsheng Ye, Huiqin Zhuo
GATA4 is a zinc finger DNA-binding protein that plays an important role in mammalian liver development. However, the effects of GATA4 in hepatoblastoma (HB), a common liver cancer in pediatric patients, remain largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that GATA4 promotes growth and survival in the Huh6 human hepatoblastoma cell line. GATA4 expression was high in Huh6 cells, and its knockdown decreased expression of Dickkopf-related protein 3 (DKK3), a gene that may contribute to premature or undifferentiated phenotypes in HB...
October 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787773/bone-metabolism-in-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa-and-amenorrhoea
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L Idolazzi, M El Ghoch, R Dalle Grave, P V Bazzani, S Calugi, S Fassio, C Caimmi, O Viapiana, F Bertoldo, V Braga, M Rossini, D Gatti
PURPOSE: Aim of this study is focusing on bone metabolism in AN patients with amenorrhoea and related estrogen deficiency effects. METHODS: AN patients were compared both with healthy females and with postmenopausal women (reference model for estrogen deficiency). The study sample included 81 females with AN. Laboratory tests [25-OH vitamin D, bone turnover markers, intact parathyroid hormone, sclerostin (SOST) and dickkopf-related protein (DKK1)] and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were taken into account...
October 27, 2016: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
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