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Xiaoyun Wang, Weijiang Zhang, Xiwen Sun, Yan Lin, Wei Chen
Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most common malignant gynecological disease. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) serve an important role in the development and progression of EC through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The aim of the present study was to examine the association between CAFs and EMT, and the possible mechanisms of action. Firstly, the CAFs and normal fibroblasts (NFs) were isolated and cultured, then an immunofluorescence assay was performed to analyze the purity and level of activation of CAFs and NFs, and then the conditional medium (CM) of CAFs and NFs was prepared...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
M A Gharaei, Y Xue, K Mustafa, S A Lie, I Fristad
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis is of utmost importance for tissue regeneration and repair. Human dental pulp stromal cells (hDPSCs) possess angiogenic potential, as they secrete paracrine factors that may alter the host microenvironment. However, more insight into how hDPSCs guide endothelial cells (ECs) in a paracrine fashion is yet to be obtained. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate the effect(s) of conditioned medium derived from hDPSCs (hDPSC-CM) on EC behavior in vitro. METHODS: hDPSCs were harvested from third molars scheduled for surgical removal under informed consent...
March 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Biao Zeng, Min Zhou, Huan Wu, Zhengai Xiong
Objectives: Ovarian cancer is one of the most lethal malignant tumors in women. Secreted phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1) plays an important role in some cancer types. Therefore, the role of SPP1 in ovarian cancer was determined and the potential mechanism was elucidated. Materials and methods: The expression of SPP1 in ovarian cancer was determined by immunohistochemistry in ovarian cancer tissues and normal ovarian tissues. Cellular proliferation, migration, and invasion were determined by cell counting kit-8 assay, wound healing assay, and Matrigel invasion assay in SKOV3 and A2780 cells...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Siqi Wang, Haiyuan Lu, Lamei Cheng
To compare the ability between bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) (BM-MSCs) and adipose-derived MSCs (AD-MSCs) or umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UC-MSCs) on promotion of vessels formation and vessels stabilization relevant to the functions of EPCs.
 Methods: In vitro, co-culture blood vessel test was performed to compare the angiogenic ability between BM-MSCs, AD-MSCs or UC-MSCs. In vivo, angiogenic assay dependent on basement membrane matrix Matrigel and immunohistochemistry were performed to compare the ability of vessels formation functions between BM-MSCs and AD-MSCs or UC-MSCs...
February 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
Ege Riza Karagur, Cennet Ozay, Ramazan Mammadov, Hakan Akca
Scientists are increasingly focusing attention on natural products of plant origin for use as agents in cancer protection and treatment. Cyclamen L. tuber extracts contain saponin glycosides that have been shown to have anti-cancer and other biological activities. The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is thought to enhance malignant tumour progress. The transcriptional repressor zinc-finger E-box binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) is an important inducer of EMT in different human tumours and has recently been shown to boost invasion by tumour cells...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Natural Medicines
Xiaoying Li, Yu Cao, Mu Li, Feng Jin
HES1 is a transcriptional repressor involved in cell differentiation and proliferation as well as in various cancer developments, but its expression pattern and biological roles in breast cancer have not been examined. In this study, we assessed HES1 expression in breast cancer tissues using immunohistochemistry and Western blot analyses and investigated HES1 function using MTT and Matrigel invasion assays. Significant relationships were observed between HES1 upregulation and advanced TNM stage (p=0.011), node metastasis (p=0...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Xiu-Liang Xia, Dong Xue, Ting-Hai Xiang, Huai-Yong Xu, De-Kun Song, Pei-Guang Cheng, Jian-Qiang Wang
The clinical significance and essential role of long non-coding RNA colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed (lncRNA CRNDE) have been well illuminated in various cancers. However, the function of CRNDE in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC) has not been reported at present. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of CRNDE in IHCC. Firstly, the relative expression of CRNDE was observed to be upregulated in IHCC cell lines and tissues. And high CRNDE expression was statistically associated with IHCC differentiation grade, lymph node metastasis, tumor-nodes-metastasis (TNM) stage and size...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Patrick Nasarre, Ingrid V Bonilla, John S Metcalf, Eleanor G Hilliard, Nancy Klauber-DeMore
TRAF3-interacting protein 3 (TRAF3IP3) is expressed in the immune system and participates in cell maturation, tissue development, and immune response. In a previous study, we reported that TRAF3IP3 levels were substantially increased in the vasculature of breast cancer tissues, suggesting a proangiogenic role. In this study, we investigated TRAF3IP3 tumorigenic function. TRAF3IP3 protein was present in several cancer cell lines, with highest levels in melanoma. In addition, tumor microarray analysis on 23 primary melanoma and nine positive lymph nodes revealed that 70% of human primary melanoma and 66% of lymph node metastases were positive for TRAF3IP3...
March 16, 2018: Melanoma Research
Jianqiao Luo, Caidan Zhu, Hongya Wang, Li Yu, Jianwei Zhou
Primary ovarian cancer is the main cause of gynecological cancer-associated mortality. However, the mechanism behind the spread of ovarian cancer requires elucidation. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of microRNA-126 (miR-126) on differentiation and invasion, and its mechanism in primary ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer SKOV3 cells transfected with LV3-has-miR-126 mimics and LV3-has-miR-126 inhibitor were produced; it was revealedthatLV-miR-126 mimics could induce cell cycle arrest at G1 phase, suppress cell invasion through Matrigel-coated membranes and downregulate the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Tong Xie, Lingzhao Mo, Li Li, Naiquan Mao, Danrong Li, Deseng Liu, Chuantian Zuo, Dingming Huang, Qi Pan, Li Yang, Shoufeng Wang
The present study aimed to isolate and characterize side population (SP) cells in the human lung cancer A549 cell line, and elucidate the molecular mechanism of SP cells underlying lung cancer. The SP and non-SP (NSP) cells in A549 cells were isolated and their differentiation was analyzed by fluorescence-activated cell sorting. An in vitro plate clone assay, Matrigel® Transwell assay and chemoresistance analysis of the sorted SP and NSP cells were performed. In addition, the sorted SP and NSP cells were injected into BALB/c nude mice to detect their tumorigenic potential in vivo ...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Shuang Chen, Zi-Qing Ye, Zhi-Wen Li, Chun-Xiao Zhao, Guang-Jin Chen, Jun-Zhuo Zhou, Chuan Wang, Rui-Li Huang, Yong-Dun Hong
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: For many years, our hospital has been successfully using the empirical Wenyang Huoxue Jiedu formula (WHJF) to treat coronary heart disease. Modern theories of acute coronary syndrome mainly focus on rupture of thin-cap fibroatheromas (TCFAs), which is closely related to the release of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptor (VEGF/VEGFR). AIM OF STUDY: We investigated the effects of WHJF on the formation of TCFA plaques and the potential mechanism (VEGF/VEGFR signaling pathway)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
A Ahluwalia, M K Jones, I Brzozowska, A S Tarnawski
Regeneration of blood vessels (neovascularization) is critical for tissue injury healing. The contribution of bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (BMD-EPCs) to neovascularization during tissue injury healing is not fully elucidated and it is not clear whether BMD-EPCs can form new capillary blood vessels independently or jointly with fully differentiated endothelial cells (ECs). The aim of this study was to establish an in vitro model of vasculogenesis/angiogenesis by co-culture of BMD-EPCs and gastric endothelial cells (GECs) on Matrigel, examine direct interactions of these cells; and, identify the mechanisms involved...
December 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Tao Li, Mingzheng Peng, Zezheng Yang, Xiaojun Zhou, Yuan Deng, Chuan Jiang, Ming Xiao, Jinwu Wang
To promote vascularization of tissue-engineered bone, IFN-γ polarizing macrophages to M1 was loaded on 5% calcium silicate/β-tricalcium phosphate (CaSiO3 -β-TCP) scaffolds. IFN-γ and Si released from the scaffold were designed to polarize M1 and M2 macrophages, respectively. β-TCP, CaSiO3 -β-TCP, and IFN-γ@CaSiO3 -β-TCP were fabricated and biocompatibilities were evaluated. Polarizations of macrophages were detected by flow cytometry. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells with GFP were cultured and induced on Matrigel with conditioned culture medium extracted from culture of macrophages loaded on scaffolds for evaluating angiogenesis...
March 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
T Arthur Chang, Gennadiy I Bondarenko, Behzad Gerami-Naini, Jessica G Drenzek, Maureen Durning, Mark A Garthwaite, Jenna Kropp Schmidt, Thaddeus G Golos
BACKGROUND: The initiation of primate embryo invasion into the endometrium and the formation of the placenta from trophoblasts, fetal mesenchyme, and vascular components are essential for the establishment of a successful pregnancy. The mechanisms which direct morphogenesis of the chorionic villi, and the interactions between trophectoderm-derived trophoblasts and the fetal mesenchyme to direct these processes during placentation are not well understood due to a dearth of systems to examine and manipulate real-time primate implantation...
March 16, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Li Li, Mingxia Wu, Chengqiang Wang, Zanyang Yu, Hongmei Wang, Hongyi Qi, Xiaoyu Xu
β-asarone, the main component in the volatile oil of Acori tatarinowii Rhizoma, has been found to possess antitumor activity. However, its effect and mechanisms against tumor invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) are still unclear. In this study, no or less cytotoxicity was caused by β-asarone within 0-120 μM in human glioma U251 cells for 48 h. β-asarone (30 and 60 μM) inhibited the migration of U251 cells in the wound healing assay, suppressed the invasion of U251 cells in the Boyden chamber invasion assay, and inhibited the adhesion of U251 cells onto the Matrigel...
March 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Valeria Messina, Mauro Valtieri, Mercedes Rubio, Mario Falchi, Francesca Mancini, Alfredo Mayor, Pietro Alano, Francesco Silvestrini
The gametocytes of Plasmodium falciparum , responsible for the transmission of this malaria parasite from humans to mosquitoes, accumulate and mature preferentially in the human bone marrow. In the 10 day long sexual development of P. falciparum , the immature gametocytes reach and localize in the extravascular compartment of this organ, in contact with several bone marrow stroma cell types, prior to traversing the endothelial lining and re-entering in circulation at maturity. To investigate the host parasite interplay underlying this still obscure process, we developed an in vitro tridimensional co-culture system in a Matrigel scaffold with P...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Koji Yamamoto, Makiko Kawaguchi, Takeshi Shimomura, Aya Izumi, Kazuomi Konari, Arata Honda, Chen-Yong Lin, Michael D Johnson, Yoshihiro Yamashita, Tsuyoshi Fukushima, Hiroaki Kataoka
Hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor (HAI)-1/ SPINT1 and HAI-2/ SPINT2 are membrane-anchored protease inhibitors having homologous Kunitz-type inhibitor domains. They regulate membrane-anchored serine proteases, such as matriptase and prostasin. Whereas HAI-1 suppresses the neoplastic progression of keratinocytes to invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) through matriptase inhibition, the role of HAI-2 in keratinocytes is poorly understood. In vitro homozygous knockout of the SPINT2 gene suppressed the proliferation of two oral SCC (OSCC) lines (SAS and HSC3) but not the growth of a non-tumorigenic keratinocyte line (HaCaT)...
February 20, 2018: Oncotarget
Shu Meng, Qilin Gu, Xiaojie Yang, Jie Lv, Iris Owusu, Gianfranco Matrone, Kaifu Chen, John P Cooke, Longhou Fang
Background -Angiogenesis is integral for embryogenesis, and targeting angiogenesis improves the outcome of many pathological conditions in patients. TBX20 is a crucial transcription factor for embryonic development, and its deficiency is associated with congenital heart disease. However, the role of TBX20 in angiogenesis has not been described. Methods -Loss- and gain-of-function approaches were used to explore the role of TBX20 in angiogenesis both in vitro and in vivo Angiogenesis gene array was used to identify key downstream targets of TBX20...
March 15, 2018: Circulation
Himangshu Sonowal, Kirtikar Shukla, Sumedha Kota, Ashish Saxena, Kota V Ramana
Increased side toxicities and development of drug resistance are the major concern for the cancer chemotherapy using synthetic drugs. Therefore, identification of novel natural antioxidants with potential therapeutic efficacies is important. In the present study, we have examined how the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of vialinin A, a p-terphenyl compound derived from Chinese edible mushroom T. terrestris and T. vialis , prevents human umbilical vascular endothelial cell (HUVEC) neovascularization in vitro and in vivo models...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Libin Zhang, Liang Bu, Jiang Hu, Zheyuan Xu, Libo Ruan, Yan Fang, Ping Wang
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a common malignant tumor. Although the abnormal expression and potential clinical prognostic value of histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) were recently discovered in many kinds of cancer, the roles and molecular mechanisms of HDAC1 in NSCLC is still limited. The CCK-8 assay is used to evaluate the viability of NSCLC cells. Downregulation of HDAC1 by shRNA. The TUNEL assay was used to evaluate the role of HDAC1 in NSCLC apoptosis. To evaluate the role of HDAC1 in NSCLC cells migration, the Boyden chamber transwell assay and wound healing assay were used...
March 12, 2018: Biological Chemistry
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