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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792091/the-combination-of-mir-122-overexpression-and-let-7f-silencing-induce-hepatic-differentiation-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells
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Nahid Davoodian, Abbas S Lotfi, Masoud Soleimani, Hori Ghaneialvar
Human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hADSCs) have been considered as a promising source for cell therapy of liver diseases due to their accessibility, abundance and expression of hepatocyte markers. Currently, the important role of certain microRNAs (miRNAs) has been reported during hepatic differentiation of stem cells. However, the combination effect of miRNAs on hepatic differentiation of these cells needs to be more investigated. The present study seeks to determine whether the combination of miRNAs can enhance hepatic differentiation of hADSCs in the absence of any other stimulation...
August 9, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782802/dhqz-17-a-potent-inhibitor-of-the-transcription-factor-hnf4a-suppresses-tumorigenicity-of-head-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-vivo
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Shilpa Tentu, Kumarswamyreddy Nandarapu, Muthuraj Prakash, Kesavan Venkitasamy, Ganesh Venkatraman, Suresh K Rayala
A series of 2, 3-dihydroquinazolinone derivatives were synthesized, characterized and their anticancer activity was determined. Among the compounds synthesized and screened, one compound (17) showed potent anticancer activity against human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell line, SCC131 and was non-toxic to normal cells. The compound inhibited the growth of SCC131 cells, with an IC50 of 1.75 μM, triggered apoptotic mode of cell death and caused tumor regression of SCC131 tumor xenografts in athymic mice...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726547/three-dimensional-bio-printing-of-hepatic-structures-with-direct-converted-hepatocyte-like-cells
#3
Kyojin Kang, Yohan Kim, Seung Bum Lee, Ji Sook Kim, Sua Park, Wan-Doo Kim, Heung-Mo Yang, Sung-Joo Kim, Jaemin Jeong, Dongho Choi
Three-dimensional (3D) bio-printing technology is a promising new technology in the field of bio-artificial organ generation with regard to overcoming the limitations of organ supply. The cell source for bio-printing is very important. Here, we generated 3D hepatic scaffold with mouse induced hepatocyte-like cells (miHeps), and investigated whether their function was improved after transplantation in vivo. To generate miHeps, mouse embryonic fibroblasts were transformed with pMX retroviruses individually expressing hepatic transcription factors Hnf4a and Foxa3...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717196/trib1-is-a-positive-regulator-of-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4-alpha
#4
Sébastien Soubeyrand, Amy Martinuk, Ruth McPherson
The TRIB1 locus has been linked to both cardiovascular disease and hepatic steatosis. Recent efforts have revealed TRIB1 to be a major regulator of liver function, largely, but not exclusively, via CEBPA degradation. We recently uncovered a functional interaction between TRIB1 and HNF4A, another key regulator of hepatic function, whose molecular underpinnings remained to be clarified. Here we have extended these findings. In hepatoma models, HNF4A levels were found to depend on TRIB1, independently of its impact on CEBPA...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693455/fainting-fanconi-syndrome-clarified-by-proxy-a-case-report
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Stephen Benedict Walsh, Robert Unwin, Robert Kleta, William Van't Hoff, Paul Bass, Khalid Hussain, Sian Ellard, Detlef Bockenhauer
BACKGROUND: Rare diseases may elude diagnosis due to unfamiliarity of the treating physicians with the specific disorder. Yet, advances in genetics have tremendously enhanced our ability to establish specific and sometimes surprising diagnoses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of renal Fanconi syndrome associated with intermittent hypoglycemic episodes, the specific cause for which remained elusive for over 30 years, despite numerous investigations, including three kidney and one liver biopsy...
July 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688048/susceptibility-background-for-type-2-diabetes-in-eleven-mexican-indigenous-populations-hnf4a-gene-analysis
#6
M A Granados-Silvestre, M G Ortiz-López, J Granados, S Canizales-Quinteros, Rosenda I Peñaloza-Espinosa, C Lechuga, V Acuña-Alonzo, K Sánchez-Pozos, M Menjivar
The genetic risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) increases in parallel with the proportion of Native American ancestry. Mestizo Mexicans have a 70% Native Amerindian genetic background. The T130I polymorphism in the HNF4A gene has been associated with early-onset T2D in mestizo Mexicans. Thus, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the frequency and relationship of the T130I variant in the HNF4A gene with risk factors for developing T2D in eleven indigenous groups from Mexico. In two groups, all exons of the HNF4A gene were directly sequenced; in the remaining the T130I polymorphism was analyzed by restriction fragment length polymorphism...
July 7, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684784/probing-the-missing-mature-%C3%AE-cell-proteomic-landscape-in-differentiating-patient-ipsc-derived-cells
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Heidrun Vethe, Yngvild Bjørlykke, Luiza M Ghila, Joao A Paulo, Hanne Scholz, Steven P Gygi, Simona Chera, Helge Ræder
MODY1 is a maturity-onset monogenic diabetes, caused by heterozygous mutations of the HNF4A gene. To date the cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to disease onset remain largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that insulin-positive cells can be generated in vitro from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) derived from patients carrying a non-sense HNF4A mutation, proving for the first time, that a human HNF4A mutation is neither blocking the expression of the insulin genes nor the development of insulin-producing cells in vitro...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673327/special-role-of-jun-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-based-on-bioinformatics-analysis
#8
Wenzheng Chen, Qingfeng Liu, Yunxia Lv, Debin Xu, Wanzhi Chen, Jichun Yu
BACKGROUND: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common malignancy in thyroid tissue, and the number of patients with PTC has been increasing in recent years. Discovering the mechanism of PTC genesis and progression and finding new potential diagnostic biomarkers/therapeutic target genes of PTC are of great significance. METHODS: In this work, the datasets GSE3467 and GSE3678 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified with the limma package in R...
July 3, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648900/tet-catalyzed-5-hydroxymethylation-precedes-hnf4a-promoter-choice-during-differentiation-of-bipotent-liver-progenitors
#9
Pierre-Benoit Ancey, Szilvia Ecsedi, Marie-Pierre Lambert, Fazlur Rahman Talukdar, Marie-Pierre Cros, Denise Glaise, Diana Maria Narvaez, Veronique Chauvet, Zdenko Herceg, Anne Corlu, Hector Hernandez-Vargas
Understanding the processes that govern liver progenitor cell differentiation has important implications for the design of strategies targeting chronic liver diseases, whereby regeneration of liver tissue is critical. Although DNA methylation (5mC) and hydroxymethylation (5hmC) are highly dynamic during early embryonic development, less is known about their roles at later stages of differentiation. Using an in vitro model of hepatocyte differentiation, we show here that 5hmC precedes the expression of promoter 1 (P1)-dependent isoforms of HNF4A, a master transcription factor of hepatocyte identity...
July 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642491/a-cross-species-approach-to-identify-transcriptional-regulators-exemplified-for-dnajc22-and-hnf4a
#10
A C Aschenbrenner, K Bassler, M Brondolin, L Bonaguro, P Carrera, K Klee, T Ulas, J L Schultze, M Hoch
There is an enormous need to make better use of the ever increasing wealth of publicly available genomic information and to utilize the tremendous progress in computational approaches in the life sciences. Transcriptional regulation of protein-coding genes is a major mechanism of controlling cellular functions. However, the myriad of transcription factors potentially controlling transcription of any given gene makes it often difficult to quickly identify the biological relevant transcription factors. Here, we report on the identification of Hnf4a as a major transcription factor of the so far unstudied DnaJ heat shock protein family (Hsp40) member C22 (Dnajc22)...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628668/dose-dependent-effects-of-gamma-radiation-on-the-early-zebrafish-development-and-gene-expression
#11
Selma Hurem, Leonardo Martín Martín, Dag Anders Brede, Eystein Skjerve, Rasoul Nourizadeh-Lillabadi, Ole Christian Lind, Terje Christensen, Vidar Berg, Hans-Christian Teien, Brit Salbu, Deborah Helen Oughton, Peter Aleström, Jan Ludvig Lyche
Ionizing radiation from natural sources or anthropogenic activity has the potential to cause oxidative stress or genetic damage in living organisms, through the ionization and excitation of molecules and the subsequent production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS). The present work focuses on radiation-induced biological effects using the zebrafish (Danio rerio) vertebrate model. Changes in developmental traits and gene expression in zebrafish were assessed after continuous external gamma irradiation (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605664/soy-compared-with-milk-protein-in-a-western-diet-changes-fecal-microbiota-and-decreases-hepatic-steatosis-in-obese-oletf-rats
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Matthew R Panasevich, Colin M Schuster, Kathryn E Phillips, Grace M Meers, Sree V Chintapalli, Umesh D Wankhade, Kartik Shankar, Dustie N Butteiger, Elaine S Krul, John P Thyfault, R Scott Rector
Soy protein is effective at preventing hepatic steatosis; however, the mechanisms are poorly understood. We tested the hypothesis that soy vs. dairy protein-based diet would alter microbiota and attenuate hepatic steatosis in hyperphagic Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima fatty (OLETF) rats. Male OLETF rats were randomized to "Western" diets containing milk protein isolate (MPI), soy protein isolate (SPI) or 50:50 MPI/SPI (MS) (n=9-10/group; 21% kcal protein) for 16 weeks. SPI attenuated (P<.05) fat mass and percent fat by ~10% compared with MS, but not compared with MPI...
August 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597946/comprehensive-screening-for-monogenic-diabetes-in-89-japanese-children-with-insulin-requiring-antibody-negative-type-1-diabetes
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Kikumi Ushijima, Maki Fukami, Tadayuki Ayabe, Satoshi Narumi, Misako Okuno, Akie Nakamura, Toshikazu Takahashi, Kenji Ihara, Kazuhiro Ohkubo, Emiko Tachikawa, Shoji Nakayama, Junichi Arai, Nobuyuki Kikuchi, Toru Kikuchi, Tomoyuki Kawamura, Tatsuhiko Urakami, Kenichiro Hata, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Yoichi Matsubara, Shin Amemiya, Tsutomu Ogata, Ichiro Yokota, Shigetaka Sugihara
BACKGROUND: Mutations in causative genes for neonatal diabetes or maturity-onset diabetes of the young have been identified in multiple patients with autoantibody-negative type 1 diabetes (T1D). OBJECTIVES: We aimed to clarify the prevalence and phenotypic characteristics of monogenic abnormalities among 89 children with autoantibody-negative insulin-requiring T1D. METHODS: Mutations in 30 genes were screened using next-generation sequencing, and copy-number alterations of 4 major causative genes were examined using multiplex-ligation-dependent probe amplification...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591938/variants-in-mody-genes-associated-with-maternal-lipids-profiles-in-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Xiaojing Wang, Wei Li, Liangkun Ma, Fan Ping, Juntao Liu, Xueyan Wu, Jiangfeng Mao, Xi Wang, Min Nie
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidemia during pregnancy increases the risk of complications of pregnancy. Lipid profiles have a strong genetic determinant and numerous susceptibility loci have been identified. However, very few studies have focused on the association of lipid-related loci and maternal serum lipids during pregnancy. For the first time, we investigated the association of common variants in three maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) genes (HNF1A, HNF4A and HNF1B) with serum lipid concentrations and glucose metabolism related quantitative traits in the second trimester of pregnancy...
June 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583188/hnf4a-expression-as-a-potential-diagnostic-tool-to-discriminate-primary-gastric-cancer-from-breast-cancer-metastasis-in-a-brazilian-cohort
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Patrícia Chaves de Freitas Campos Jucá, Stephany Corrêa, Giselle Maria Vignal, Maria Theresa de Souza Accioly, Suzana Angélica Silva Lustosa, Eliana Abdelhay, Delcio Matos
BACKGROUND: Among the many challenges in cancer diagnosis is the early distinction between metastatic cancer and a secondary tumor. This difficulty stems from the lack of markers that offer high sensitivity and specificity and can be easily applied in routine laboratory work. An example of this challenge is distinguishing gastric metastases originating from breast cancer from a gastric primary tumor. Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha (HNF4A) has been suggested as a potential marker in these cases...
June 5, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583088/uncovering-the-transcriptomic-and-epigenomic-landscape-of-nicotinic-receptor-genes-in-non-neuronal-tissues
#16
Bo Zhang, Pamela Madden, Junchen Gu, Xiaoyun Xing, Savita Sankar, Jennifer Flynn, Kristen Kroll, Ting Wang
BACKGROUND: Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) play an important role in cellular physiology and human nicotine dependence, and are closely associated with many human diseases including cancer. For example, previous studies suggest that nAChRs can re-wire gene regulatory networks in lung cancer cell lines. However, the tissue specificity of nAChRs genes and their regulation remain unexplored. RESULT: In this study, we integrated data from multiple large genomic consortiums, including ENCODE, Roadmap Epigenomics, GTEx, and FANTOM, to define the transcriptomic and epigenomic landscape of all nicotinic receptor genes across many different human tissues and cell types...
June 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580277/expression-and-functional-assessment-of-candidate-type-2-diabetes-susceptibility-genes-identify-four-new-genes-contributing-to-human-insulin-secretion
#17
Fatou K Ndiaye, Ana Ortalli, Mickaël Canouil, Marlène Huyvaert, Clara Salazar-Cardozo, Cécile Lecoeur, Marie Verbanck, Valérie Pawlowski, Raphaël Boutry, Emmanuelle Durand, Iandry Rabearivelo, Olivier Sand, Lorella Marselli, Julie Kerr-Conte, Vikash Chandra, Raphaël Scharfmann, Odile Poulain-Godefroy, Piero Marchetti, François Pattou, Amar Abderrahmani, Philippe Froguel, Amélie Bonnefond
OBJECTIVES: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified >100 loci independently contributing to type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk. However, translational implications for precision medicine and for the development of novel treatments have been disappointing, due to poor knowledge of how these loci impact T2D pathophysiology. Here, we aimed to measure the expression of genes located nearby T2D associated signals and to assess their effect on insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556992/management-of-sulfonylurea-treated-monogenic-diabetes-in-pregnancy-implications-of-placental-glibenclamide-transfer
#18
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M Shepherd, A J Brook, A J Chakera, A T Hattersley
The optimum treatment for HNF1A/HNF4A maturity-onset diabetes of the young and ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP ) channel neonatal diabetes is sulfonylureas outside pregnancy, but there is little evidence regarding the most appropriate treatment during pregnancy. Glibenclamide has been widely used in the treatment of gestational diabetes, but recent data have established that glibenclamide crosses the placenta and increases risk of macrosomia and neonatal hypoglycaemia. This raises questions about its use in pregnancy...
May 30, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498607/human-hepatocellular-carcinomas-with-a-periportal-phenotype-have-the-lowest-potential-for-early-recurrence-after-curative-resection
#19
Romain Désert, Florian Rohart, Frédéric Canal, Marie Sicard, Mireille Desille, Stéphanie Renaud, Bruno Turlin, Pascale Bellaud, Christine Perret, Bruno Clément, Kim-Anh Lê Cao, Orlando Musso
Hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) exhibit a diversity of molecular phenotypes, raising major challenges in clinical management. HCCs detected by surveillance programs at an early stage are candidates for potentially curative therapies (local ablation, resection or transplantation). In the long term, transplantation provides the lowest recurrence rates. Treatment allocation is based on tumor number, size, vascular invasion, performance status, functional liver reserve and on the prediction of early (< 2 years) recurrence, which reflects the intrinsic aggressiveness of the tumor...
May 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470094/dna-methylation-controls-unmethylated-transcription-start-sites-in-the-genome-in-trans
#20
David Cheishvili, Steffan Christiansen, Rebecca Stochinsky, Anne-Sophie Pepin, Daniel M Sapozhnikov, Rudy Zhou, Lauren Schmeltzer, Sergey Dymov, Moshe Szyf
AIM: DNA methylation downregulates transcription. However, a large number of genes, which are unmethylated in the promoter region, are inactive. We tested the hypothesis that these genes are regulated by DNA methylation of upstream regulators. METHODS: We inhibited DNMT1 with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine or depleted it with shRNA to map the transcription initiation positions controlled by DNMT1 using ChIPseq with RNApolIIser5 antibody. Ingenuity pathway analysis identified potential methylated upstream regulators...
May 4, 2017: Epigenomics
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