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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445515/correlation-of-histopathologic-characteristics-to-protein-expression-and-function-in-malignant-melanoma
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Charlotte Welinder, Krzysztof Pawłowski, A Marcell Szasz, Maria Yakovleva, Yutaka Sugihara, Johan Malm, Göran Jönsson, Christian Ingvar, Lotta Lundgren, Bo Baldetorp, Håkan Olsson, Melinda Rezeli, Thomas Laurell, Elisabet Wieslander, György Marko-Varga
BACKGROUND: Metastatic melanoma is still one of the most prevalent skin cancers, which upon progression has neither a prognostic marker nor a specific and lasting treatment. Proteomic analysis is a versatile approach with high throughput data and results that can be used for characterizing tissue samples. However, such analysis is hampered by the complexity of the disease, heterogeneity of patients, tumors, and samples themselves. With the long term aim of quest for better diagnostics biomarkers, as well as predictive and prognostic markers, we focused on relating high resolution proteomics data to careful histopathological evaluation of the tumor samples and patient survival information...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412976/hepatic-population-derived-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-is-effectively-increased-by-selective-removal-of-undifferentiated-stem-cells-using-ym155
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Seok-Jin Kang, Young-Il Park, So-Ryeon Hwang, Hee Yi, Nga Tham, Hyun-Ok Ku, Jae-Young Song, Hwan-Goo Kang
BACKGROUND: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) such as embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells are promising target cells for cell regenerative medicine together with recently advanced technology of in-vitro differentiation. However, residual undifferentiated stem cells (USCs) during in-vitro differentiation are considered a potential risk for development of cancer cells and nonspecific lineage cell types. In this study we observed that USCs still exist during hepatic differentiation, consequently resulting in poor quality of the hepatic population and forming teratoma in vivo...
April 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387599/novel-insights-into-systemic-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-using-shared-molecular-signatures-and-an-integrative-analysis
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Marie Hudson, Sasha Bernatsky, Ines Colmegna, Maximilien Lora, Tomi Pastinen, Kathleen Klein Oros, Celia M T Greenwood
We undertook this study to identify DNA methylation signatures of three systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs), namely rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and systemic sclerosis, compared to healthy controls. Using a careful design to minimize confounding, we restricted our study to subjects with incident disease and performed our analyses on purified CD4(+) T cells, key effector cells in SARD. We identified differentially methylated (using the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip array) and expressed (using the Illumina TruSeq stranded RNA-seq protocol) sites between cases and controls, and investigated the biological significance of this SARD signature using gene annotation databases...
April 7, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385711/microbiota-regulate-intestinal-epithelial-gene-expression-by-suppressing-the-transcription-factor-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4-alpha
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James M Davison, Colin R Lickwar, Lingyun Song, Ghislain Breton, Gregory E Crawford, John F Rawls
Microbiota influence diverse aspects of intestinal physiology and disease in part by controlling tissue-specific transcription of host genes. However, host genomic mechanisms mediating microbial control of intestinal gene expression are poorly understood. Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 (HNF4) is the most ancient family of nuclear receptor transcription factors with important roles in human metabolic and inflammatory bowel diseases, but a role in host response to microbes is unknown. Using an unbiased screening strategy, we found that zebrafish Hnf4a specifically binds and activates a microbiota-suppressed intestinal epithelial transcriptional enhancer...
April 6, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364040/hypoxia-reduces-hnf4%C3%AE-mody1-protein-expression-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-by-activating-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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Yoshifumi Sato, Tomonori Tsuyama, Chinami Sato, Md Fazlul Karim, Tatsuya Yoshizawa, Masahiro Inoue, Kazuya Yamagata
Hypoxia plays a role in the deterioration of β-cell function. Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4α (HNF4α) has an important role in pancreatic β-cells, and mutations of the human HNF4A gene cause a type of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY1). However, it remains unclear whether hypoxia affects the expression of HNF4α in β-cells. Here, we report that hypoxia reduces HNF4α protein expression in β-cells. Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) was not involved in the down-regulation of HNF4α under hypoxic conditions...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360131/a-small-molecule-screen-reveals-that-hsp90%C3%AE-promotes-the-conversion-of-ipsc-derived-endoderm-to-a-hepatic-fate-and-regulates-hnf4a-turnover
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Ran Jing, Cameron B Duncan, Stephen A Duncan
We have previously shown that the transcription factor HNF4A is required for the formation of hepatic progenitor cells from endoderm that has been derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells. We reasoned that we could uncover regulatory pathways with novel roles in hepatocyte differentiation by identifying cellular processes that regulate HNF4A. We, therefore, performed a screen of 1120 small molecules with well-characterized mechanisms of action to detect those that affect the abundance of HNF4A in iPSC-derived hepatic progenitor cells...
March 30, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352326/genetic-variants-in-kcnj11-tcf7l2-and-hnf4a-are-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-bmi-and-dyslipidemia-in-families-of-northeastern-mexico-a-pilot-study
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Hugo Leonid Gallardo-Blanco, Jesus Zacarías Villarreal-Perez, Ricardo Martin Cerda-Flores, Andres Figueroa, Celia Nohemi Sanchez-Dominguez, Juana Mercedes Gutierrez-Valverde, Iris Carmen Torres-Muñoz, Fernando Javier Lavalle-Gonzalez, Esther Carlota Gallegos-Cabriales, Laura Elia Martinez-Garza
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether genetic markers considered risk factors for metabolic syndromes, including dyslipidemia, obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), can be applied to a Northeastern Mexican population. A total of 37 families were analyzed for 63 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and the age, body mass index (BMI), glucose tolerance values and blood lipid levels, including those of cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), very LDL (VLDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglycerides were evaluated...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295042/generation-of-non-viral-transgene-free-hepatocyte-like-cells-with-piggybac-transposon
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Hokahiro Katayama, Kentaro Yasuchika, Yuya Miyauchi, Hidenobu Kojima, Ryoya Yamaoka, Takayuki Kawai, Elena Yukie Yoshitoshi, Satoshi Ogiso, Sadahiko Kita, Katsutaro Yasuda, Naoya Sasaki, Ken Fukumitsu, Junji Komori, Takamichi Ishii, Shinji Uemoto
Somatic cells can be reprogrammed to induced hepatocyte-like cells (iHeps) by overexpressing certain defined factors in direct reprogramming techniques. Of the various methods to deliver genes into cells, typically used genome-integrating viral vectors are associated with integration-related adverse events such as mutagenesis, whereas non-integrating viral vectors have low efficiency, making viral vectors unsuitable for clinical application. Therefore, we focused on developing a transposon system to establish a non-viral reprogramming method...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270372/congenital-hyperinsulinism-in-china-a-review-of-chinese-literature-over-the-past-15-years
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Wang Weiyan, Sun Yi, Zhao Wenting, Wu Tai, Wang Liang, Yuan Tianming, Yu Huimin
OBJECTIVE: The present study is investigated the clinical presentation, therapeutic outcomes and genetic mutations of CHI in Chinese individuals over the past 15 years. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed one case in the department and 206 cases reported from January 2002 to October 2016 in China from PubMed, Ovid Medline, Springer and Wanfang Database, CBMD database and CKNI database. RESULTS: In total, 207 cases were recruited: 100 cases (48...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255028/gene-signature-driving-invasive-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung
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Minzhe Guo, Koichi Tomoshige, Michael Meister, Thomas Muley, Takuya Fukazawa, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Rebekah Karns, Arne Warth, Iris M Fink-Baldauf, Takeshi Nagayasu, Yoshio Naomoto, Yan Xu, Marcus A Mall, Yutaka Maeda
Though invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lung (IMA) is pathologically distinctive, the molecular mechanism driving IMA is not well understood, which hampers efforts to identify therapeutic targets. Here, by analyzing gene expression profiles of human and mouse IMA, we identified a Mucinous Lung Tumor Signature of 143 genes, which was unexpectedly enriched in mucin-producing gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and breast cancers. The signature genes included transcription factors FOXA3, SPDEF, HNF4A, mucins MUC5AC, MUC5B, MUC3, and an inhibitory immune checkpoint VTCN1/B7-H4 (but not PD-L1/B7-H1)...
April 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242437/congenital-hyperinsulinism-and-glycogenosis-like-phenotype-due-to-a-novel-hnf4a-mutation
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Juraj Stanik, Martina Skopkova, Katarina Brennerova, Daniel Danis, Monika Rosolankova, Anna Salingova, Vladimir Bzduch, Iwar Klimes, Daniela Gasperikova
AIM: Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) and glycogen storage disease (glycogenosis) are both causing hypoglycemia during infancy, but with different additional clinical features and therapeutic approach. We aimed to identify a genetic cause in a child with an ambiguous phenotype. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present a child with hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia, physiological 3-OH butyrate, increased triglyceride serum levels, increased level of glycogen in erythrocytes, increased liver transaminases, and increased echogenicity on liver ultrasonography...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196117/the-transcriptional-activity-of-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4-alpha-is-inhibited-via-phosphorylation-by-erk1-2
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Borbála Vető, Dóra Bojcsuk, Caroline Bacquet, Judit Kiss, Szabolcs Sipeki, Ludovic Martin, László Buday, Bálint L Bálint, Tamás Arányi
Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha (HNF4α) nuclear receptor is a master regulator of hepatocyte development, nutrient transport and metabolism. HNF4α is regulated both at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels by different mechanisms. Several kinases (PKA, PKC, AMPK) were shown to phosphorylate and decrease the activity of HNF4α. Activation of the ERK1/2 signalling pathway, inducing proliferation and survival, inhibits the expression of HNF4α. However, based on our previous results we hypothesized that HNF4α is also regulated at the post-transcriptional level by ERK1/2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193157/whole-genome-association-analysis-of-pork-meat-ph-revealed-three-significant-regions-and-several-potential-genes-in-finnish-yorkshire-pigs
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Lucas L Verardo, Marja-Liisa Sevón-Aimonen, Timo Serenius, Ville Hietakangas, Pekka Uimari
BACKGROUND: One of the most commonly used quality measurements of pork is pH measured 24 h after slaughter. The most probable mode of inheritance for this trait is oligogenic with several known major genes, such as PRKAG3. In this study, we used whole-genome SNP genotypes of over 700 AI boars; after a quality check, 42,385 SNPs remained for association analysis. All the boars were purebred Finnish Yorkshire. To account for relatedness of the animals, a pedigree-based relationship matrix was used in a mixed linear model to test the effect of SNPs on pH measured from loin...
February 13, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106824/identification-of-the-muc2-promoter-as-a-strong-promoter-for-intestinal-gene-expression-through-generation-of-transgenic-quail-expressing-gfp-in-gut-epithelial-cells
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Rachel M Woodfint, Paula R Chen, Jinsoo Ahn, Yeunsu Suh, Seongsoo Hwang, Sang Suk Lee, Kichoon Lee
Identification of tissue- and stage-specific gene promoters is valuable for delineating the functional roles of specific genes in genetically engineered animals. Here, through the comparison of gene expression in different tissues by analysis of a microarray database, the intestinal specificity of mucin 2 (MUC2) expression was identified in mice and humans, and further confirmed in chickens by RT-PCR (reverse transcription-PCR) analysis. An analysis of cis-acting elements in avian MUC2 gene promoters revealed conservation of binding sites, within a 2...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105082/genetic-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-a-chinese-ketosis-prone-mody-3-family-with-depression
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Jun Tang, Chen-Yi Tang, Fang Wang, Yue Guo, Hao-Neng Tang, Ci-La Zhou, Shu-Wen Tan, Shi-Ping Liu, Zhi-Guang Zhou, Hou-De Zhou
BACKGROUND: To analyze the gene mutation and mental disorder of a Chinese ketosis-prone diabetes (KPD) family, and to make a precise diagnosis and give a treatment for them. METHODS: We studied a Chinese family with a clinical diagnosis of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY). The clinical data and the blood samples were collected. The promotor and coding regions inclusive intron exon boundaries of the HNF1A, HNF4A were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102354/a-signature-of-renal-stress-resistance-induced-by-short-term-dietary-restriction-fasting-and-protein-restriction
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F Jongbloed, T C Saat, M Verweij, C Payan-Gomez, J H J Hoeijmakers, S van den Engel, C T van Oostrom, G Ambagtsheer, S Imholz, J L A Pennings, H van Steeg, J N M IJzermans, M E T Dollé, R W F de Bruin
During kidney transplantation, ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) induces oxidative stress. Short-term preoperative 30% dietary restriction (DR) and 3-day fasting protect against renal IRI. We investigated the contribution of macronutrients to this protection on both phenotypical and transcriptional levels. Male C57BL/6 mice were fed control food ad libitum, underwent two weeks of 30%DR, 3-day fasting, or received a protein-, carbohydrate- or fat-free diet for various periods of time. After completion of each diet, renal gene expression was investigated using microarrays...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064419/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacogenetics-of-carbamazepine-in-children
#17
Natasa Djordjevic, Slobodan M Jankovic, Jasmina R Milovanovic
Although carbamazepine is one of the oldest anticonvulsant drugs, it is still heavily utilized for treatment of epilepsy in children. The aim of this article was to review the current knowledge about pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics of carbamazepine in children. The literature for this review was systematically searched for in the MEDLINE and SCINDEKS databases. Oral bioavailability of carbamazepine in children is about 75-85%, and it is approximately 75-85% bound to plasma proteins. Apparent volume of distribution is 1...
January 7, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960154/mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-enhanced-bcl-2-expression-promote-liver-recovery-in-a-rat-model-of-hepatic-cirrhosis
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Shizhu Jin, Hulun Li, Mingzi Han, Mengting Ruan, Zishuai Liu, Feifei Zhang, Chunwei Zhang, Yongsub Choi, Bingrong Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation has emerged as an option for the treatment of chronic hepatic cirrhosis, while its therapeutic efficacy could be improved. The bcl-2 gene is anti-apoptotic and can help cell survival and proliferation. Therefore, we explored whether transplanted MSCs with enhanced bcl-2 expression may be beneficial in the treatment of experimental cirrhosis in rats. METHODS: MSCs were isolated from rat bone marrow, expanded in vitro and transfected with adeno-associated virus (AAV) engineered the bcl-2 gene (AAV-bcl-2)...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921429/-congenital-hyperinsulinism-loss-of-b-cell-self-control
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Jan Lebl, Klára Roženková, Štěpánka Průhová
Congenital hyperinsulinism is a serious blood glucose regulation defect that interferes with brain development, leading to mental retardation, neurological sequelae and secondary epilepsy and ultimately may be life-threatening. Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is caused by genetic defects of regulation of insulin secretion that induce insulin oversecretion in intrauterine life and postnatally. The clinical consequence is fetal macrosomia and subsequently neonatal and infantile hypoglycaemia. The most severe form is caused by biallelic mutations of KCNJ11 and ABCC8 genes that encode both potassium channel subunits, whereas their heterozygous mutations as well as enzymatic defects (GLUD1, HADH, GCK) lead to milder presentation...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913849/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-reveals-mody-in-up-to-6-5-of-antibody-negative-diabetes-cases-listed-in-the-norwegian-childhood-diabetes-registry
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Bente B Johansson, Henrik U Irgens, Janne Molnes, Paweł Sztromwasser, Ingvild Aukrust, Petur B Juliusson, Oddmund Søvik, Shawn Levy, Torild Skrivarhaug, Geir Joner, Anders Molven, Stefan Johansson, Pål R Njølstad
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: MODY can be wrongly diagnosed as type 1 diabetes in children. We aimed to find the prevalence of MODY in a nationwide population-based registry of childhood diabetes. METHODS: Using next-generation sequencing, we screened the HNF1A, HNF4A, HNF1B, GCK and INS genes in all 469 children (12.1%) negative for both GAD and IA-2 autoantibodies and 469 antibody-positive matched controls selected from the Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Registry (3882 children)...
December 2, 2016: Diabetologia
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