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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644480/a-polymer-nanoparticle-with-engineered-affinity-for-a-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf165
#1
Hiroyuki Koide, Keiichi Yoshimatsu, Yu Hoshino, Shih-Hui Lee, Ai Okajima, Saki Ariizumi, Yudai Narita, Yusuke Yonamine, Adam C Weisman, Yuri Nishimura, Naoto Oku, Yoshiko Miura, Kenneth J Shea
Protein affinity reagents are widely used in basic research, diagnostics and separations and for clinical applications, the most common of which are antibodies. However, they often suffer from high cost, and difficulties in their development, production and storage. Here we show that a synthetic polymer nanoparticle (NP) can be engineered to have many of the functions of a protein affinity reagent. Polymer NPs with nM affinity to a key vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF165) inhibit binding of the signalling protein to its receptor VEGFR-2, preventing receptor phosphorylation and downstream VEGF165-dependent endothelial cell migration and invasion into the extracellular matrix...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643224/establishment-of-a-3d-cell-culture-model-of-primary-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells-extracted-from-fresh-milk
#2
Maria Hillreiner, Nadine I Müller, Heiner M Koch, Christiane Schmautz, Bernhard Küster, Michael W Pfaffl, Heike Kliem
For the investigation of molecular processes underlying diseases of the bovine mammary gland, primary bovine mammary epithelial cells (pbMEC) are used. They are known to contribute to the innate immune system of the bovine mammary gland. The functionality of pbMEC depends on the maintenance of in vivo characteristics. So far, the optimization of pbMEC culture conditions was intended in a variety of experiments. For this purpose, most of the studies used stable cell lines or primary cells obtained from udder biopsies of slaughtered animals...
June 22, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642339/establishment-of-a-novel-three-dimensional-primary-culture-model-for-hippocampal-neurogenesis
#3
Tatsuya Usui, Masashi Sakurai, Hideyoshi Kawasaki, Takashi Ohama, Hideyuki Yamawaki, Koichi Sato
New neurons are generated in the adult hippocampus throughout life and contribute to the functions of learning and memory. Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which disrupted neurogenesis regulates central nervous system (CNS) disorders are not fully understood. Here, we established a novel 3D culture system of hippocampal neurogenesis using air liquid interface (ALI) culture and Matrigel culture from mouse hippocampus tissues. After isolated mouse hippocampus tissue fragments were seeded into ALI wells and cultured in stemness-stimulated media containing Wnt, EGF, Noggin and R-spondin for 7 days, small spheres gradually appeared in the tissues...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641616/-effect-of-lpxn-overexpression-on-the-proliferation-adhesion-and-invasion-of-thp-1-cells-and-its-mechamisms
#4
Hai-Ping Dai, Guo-Hua Zhu, Li-Li Wu, Qian Wang, Hong Yao, Qin-Rong Wang, Li-Jun Wen, Hui-Ying Qiu, Qun Shen, Su-Ning Chen, De-Pei Wu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of LPXN overexpression on the proliferation, adhesion and invasion of THP-1 cells and its possible mechanism. METHODS: A THP-1 cell line with stable overexpression of LPXN was constucted by using a lentivirus method, CCK-8 was used to detect the proliferation of cells, adhesion test was used to evaluate adhesion ablity of cells to Fn. Transwell assay was used to detect the change of invasion capability. Western blot was used to detect expression of LPXN, ERK, pERK and integrin α4, α5, β1, the Gelatin zymography was applied to detect activity of MMP2/MMP9 secreted by the THP-1 cells...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640659/phlda1-pleckstrin-homology-like-domain-family-a-member-1-knockdown-promotes-migration-and-invasion-of-mcf10a-breast-epithelial-cells
#5
Naieli Bonatto, Maria José Carlini, Simone Aparecida de Bessa Garcia, Maria Aparecida Nagai
PHLDA1 (pleckstrin homology-like domain, family A, member 1) is a multifunctional protein that plays distinct roles in several biological processes including cell death and therefore its altered expression has been identified in different types of cancer. Progressively loss of PHLDA1 was found in primary and metastatic melanoma while its overexpression was reported in intestinal and pancreatic tumors. Previous work from our group showed that negative expression of PHLDA1 protein was a strong predictor of poor prognosis for breast cancer disease...
June 22, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639892/jak2-variations-and-functions-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#6
Yanjun Xu, Juan Jin, Jiawei Xu, Yang W Shao, Yun Fan
Lung cancer ranks as the first most common cancer and the first leading cause of cancer-related death in China and worldwide. Due to the difficulty in early diagnosis and the onset of cancer metastasis, the 5-year survival rate of lung cancer remains low. JAK2 has emerged as pivotal participant in biological processes, often dysregulated in a range of cancers. Recently our study found that JAK2 might play an important role in lung cancer pathogenesis. While our understanding of JAK2 in the onset and progression of lung cancer is still in its infancy, there is no doubt that understanding the variations and functions of JAK2 will certainly secure strong biomarkers and improve treatment options for lung cancer patients...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638482/implantable-and-biodegradable-macroporous-iron-oxide-frameworks-for-efficient-regeneration-and-repair-of-infracted-heart
#7
Wenshuo Wang, Hongyue Tao, Yun Zhao, Xiaotian Sun, Jing Tang, Cordelia Selomulya, Jia Tang, Tianchan Chen, Yang Wang, Minglei Shu, Lei Wei, Guanyu Yi, Jixue Zhou, Lai Wei, Chunsheng Wang, Biao Kong
The construction, characterization and surgical application of a multilayered iron oxide-based macroporous composite framework were reported in this study. The framework consisted of a highly porous iron oxide core, a gelatin-based hydrogel intermediary layer and a matrigel outer cover, which conferred a multitude of desirable properties including excellent biocompatibility, improved mechanical strength and controlled biodegradability. The large pore sizes and high extent of pore interconnectivity of the framework stimulated robust neovascularization and resulted in substantially better cell viability and proliferation as a result of improved transport efficiency for oxygen and nutrients...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636438/oxidative-stress-mediated-by-nitrogen-at-elevated-pressure-inhibits-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-growth
#8
Stephen R Thom, Mark Ma, Veena M Bhopale, Cindy Zhou, Li Mao
Purpose/Aim: High pressures of gases such as nitrogen enhance production of singlet oxygen. Therefore, we hypothesized that growth of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549 cells and a human-derived NSCLC explant could be inhibited by an oxidative stress mechanism using high-pressure nitrogen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Growth of human NSCLC explants and A549 cells in Matrigel were assessed after implantation into nude mice who were exposed to elevated pressures. RESULTS: Subcutaneous implant growth of NSCLC in nude mice was inhibited by a daily 78-minute protocol using nitrogen/oxygen breathing mixture such that at the maximum pressure of 2...
June 21, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633965/phosphoproteome-analysis-reveals-a-critical-role-for-hedgehog-signalling-in-osteoblast-morphological-transitions
#9
Ariane Marumoto, Renato Milani, Rodrigo A da Silva, Célio Junior da Costa Fernandes, José Mauro Granjeiro, Carmen V Ferreira, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Willian F Zambuzzi
The reciprocal and adaptive interactions between cells and substrates governing morphological transitions in the osteoblast compartment remain largely obscure. Here we show that osteoblast cultured in basement membrane matrix (Matrigel™) exhibits significant morphological changes after ten days of culture, and we decided to exploit this situation to investigate the molecular mechanisms responsible for guiding osteoblast morphological transitions. As almost all aspects of cellular physiology are under control of kinases, we generated more or less comprehensive cellular kinome profiles employing PepChip peptide arrays that contain over 1000 consensus substrates of kinase peptide...
June 17, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632723/mir-646-inhibited-cell-proliferation-and-emt-induced-metastasis-by-targeting-foxk1-in-gastric-cancer
#10
P Zhang, W M Tang, H Zhang, Y Q Li, Y Peng, J Wang, G N Liu, X T Huang, J J Zhao, G Li, A M Li, Y Bai, Y Chen, Y X Ren, G X Li, Y D Wang, S D Liu, J D Wang
BACKGROUND: MiR-646 has been reported to be aberrantly expressed in human cancers. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of action of miR-646 in gastric cancer (GC) have not yet been investigated. METHODS: In vitro function of miR-646 in GC was evaluated using EdU assay, plate colony formation assay, and matrigel invasion assay. Real-time PCR or western blotting was performed to detect miR-646 and FOXK1 expressions. In vivo tumour growth and metastasis were conducted in nude mice...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630039/low-level-internalization-of-cystatin-e-m-affects-legumain-activity-and-migration-of-melanoma-cells
#11
Hanna Wallin, Jenny Apelqvist, Freddi Andersson, Ulf Ekstr Oumlm, Magnus Abrahamson
The ratio between proteases and their inhibitors is unbalanced in cancer. The cysteine protease inhibitor cystatin C is internalized by some cancer cells and affect cellular properties. Here we aimed to investigate if uptake of cystatin C and the related inhibitor cystatin E/M occur in melanoma cell lines and to evaluate to what extent the uptake affects the legumain activity that is typically increased in melanoma. First we studied the basic expression, secretion and intracellular content of all type 2 cystatins, as well as expression and activity of their possible target enzymes legumain and cathepsin B, in MDA-MB-435S, A375 and C8161 melanoma cells...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629532/hypaconitine-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-suppresses-adhesion-migration-and-invasion-of-lung-cancer-a549-cells
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Hai-Tao Feng, Wen-Wen Zhao, Jin-Jian Lu, Yi-Tao Wang, Xiu-Ping Chen
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been implicated in tumor invasion and metastasis and provides novel strategies for cancer therapy. Hypaconitine (HpA), a diester-diterpenoid alkaloid isolated from the root of the Aconitum species, exhibits anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and especially, cardiotoxic activities. Here, we reported the anti-metastatic potentials of HpA in transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced EMT in lung cancer A549 cells. The cytotoxic effect of HpA was determined by MTT assay...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628119/differential-expression-of-mir16-in-glioblastoma-and-glioblastoma-stem-cells-their-correlation-with-proliferation-differentiation-metastasis-and-prognosis
#13
R Tian, J Wang, H Yan, J Wu, Q Xu, X Zhan, Z Gui, M Ding, J He
The function of miR16 in multiforme glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and its stem cells (GSCs) remains elusive. To this end, we investigated the patterns of miR16 expression in these cells and their correlation with malignant behaviors and clinical outcomes. The levels of miR16 and its targeted genes in tumor tissue of GBM and GBM SGH44, U87, U251 cells as well as their stem cell counterparts were measured by qRT-PCR or western blot or immunohistochemistry. Luciferase reporter assay was used to confirm the binding of miR16 to 3'-UTR of its target genes...
June 19, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627753/traction-force-microscopy-in-3-dimensional-extracellular-matrix-networks
#14
M Cóndor, J Steinwachs, C Mark, J M García-Aznar, B Fabry
Cell migration through a three-dimensional (3-D) matrix depends strongly on the ability of cells to generate traction forces. To overcome the steric hindrance of the matrix, cells need to generate sufficiently high traction forces but also need to distribute these forces spatially in a migration-promoting way. This unit describes a protocol to measure spatial maps of cell traction forces in 3-D biopolymer networks such as collagen, fibrin, or Matrigel. Traction forces are computed from the relationship between measured force-induced matrix deformations surrounding the cell and the known mechanical properties of the matrix...
June 19, 2017: Current Protocols in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627623/p18-peptide-a-functional-fragment-of-pigment-epithelial-derived-factor-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-modulating-vegf-vegfr2-signalling-pathway
#15
Xin Wang, Peng Xiu, Fuhai Wang, Jingtao Zhong, Honglong Wei, Zongzhen Xu, Feng Liu, Jie Li
The P18 peptide is a functional fragment of pigment epithelial-derived factor (PEDF), which is an endogenic angiogenesis inhibitor. This study sought to determine the anti-angiogenic bioactivity of the P18 peptide in hepato-cellular carcinoma (HCC) and to elucidate the underlying mechanism. Xenograft tumour growth assays demonstrated the P18 peptide suppressed angiogenesis of HCC in vivo. Wound healing, Transwell and Matrigel-culture assays indicated that the P18 peptide inhibited the cell migration and tube formation of endothelial cells (ECs) in vitro...
June 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623976/adam28-localizes-to-hla-g-trophoblasts-and-promotes-column-cell-outgrowth
#16
L C De Luca, H T Le, D L Mara, A G Beristain
INTRODUCTION: Trophoblast progenitor cell differentiation towards the extravillous trophoblast (EVT) lineage initiates within proximal regions of anchoring columns of first trimester placental villi. While molecular processes controlling the initial stages of progenitor cell differentiation along the EVT pathway have been described, much remains unknown about factors important in distal column cell differentiation into invasive EVTs. ADAMs are proteases that regulate growth factor signaling, cell-matrix adhesion, and matrix proteolysis, and thus impact many processes relevant in placentation...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620205/an-anti-vimentin-antibody-promotes-tube-formation
#17
Mathias Lindh Jørgensen, Carina Kjeldahl Møller, Lasse Rasmussen, Louise Boisen, Henrik Pedersen, Peter Kristensen
In recent years, there has been an increasing appreciation of the importance of secreted and extracellular proteins that traditionally have been considered as intracellular components. Vimentin is a highly abundant intermediate filament protein, and its intracellular functions have been investigated in a large number of studies. Recently, however, vimentin has been shown to take part in significant processes outside the cell. Our understanding of the functions of extracellular vimentin is, however, limited...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617551/mir-222-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-targeting-ets1
#18
Q Sun, C-W Jiang, Z-H Tan, L-Y Hou, H Dong, K Liu, G Sun, Y-J Liu, Y-Q Wang, X-C Lu, H Liu
OBJECTIVE: The lung adenocarcinoma is a type of lung cancer. This research is to investigate the effects of miR-222 on the proliferation, migration and invasion of the lung adenocarcinoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At the beginning, MiR-222 and the controls were transfected to the lung adenocarcinoma cell line A549 for CCK-8 proliferation, transwell migration and Matrigel invasion, and then observed the effect of miR-222 on the proliferation, migration and invasion of lung adenocarcinoma cells...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615518/estrogen-activated-mdm2-disrupts-mammary-tissue-architecture-through-a-p53-independent-pathway
#19
Nandini Kundu, Angelika Brekman, Jun Yeob Kim, Gu Xiao, Chong Gao, Jill Bargonetti
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data indicate that high MDM2 expression correlates with all subtypes of breast cancer. Overexpression of MDM2 drives breast oncogenesis in the presence of wild-type or mutant p53 (mtp53). Importantly, estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) breast cancers overexpress MDM2 and estrogen mediates this expression. We previously demonstrated that this estrogen-MDM2 axis activates the proliferation of breast cancer cell lines T47D (mtp53 L194F) and MCF7 (wild-type p53) in a manner independent of increased degradation of wild-type p53 (ie, p53-independently)...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614918/the-significance-of-sdf-1alpha-cxcr4-axis-in-in-vivo-angiogenic-ability-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
#20
Yoon-Kyung Bae, Gee-Hye Kim, Jae Cheoun Lee, Byoung-Moo Seo, Kyeung-Min Joo, Gene Lee, Hyun Nam
Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) are multipotent stem cells derived from periodontium and have mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-like characteristics. Recently, the perivascular region was recognized as the developmental origin of MSCs, which suggests the in vivo angiogenic potential of PDLSCs. In this study, we investigated whether PDLSCs could be a potential source of perivascular cells, which could contribute to in vivo angiogenesis. PDLSCs exhibited typical MSC-like characteristics such as the expression pattern of surface markers (CD29, CD44, CD73, and CD105) and differentiation potentials (osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation)...
June 14, 2017: Molecules and Cells
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