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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325782/aibp-limits-angiogenesis-thorough-%C3%AE-secretase-mediated-upregulation-of-notch-signaling
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Renfang Mao, Shu Meng, Qilin Gu, Raquel Araujo-Gutierrez, Sandeep Kumar, Qing Yan, Felicidad Almazan, Keith A Youker, Yingbin Fu, Henry J Pownall, John P Cooke, Yury I Miller, Longhou Fang
Rationale: Angiogenesis improves perfusion to the ischemic tissue following acute vascular obstruction. Angiogenesis in pathophysiological settings reactivates signaling pathways involved in developmental angiogenesis. We showed previously that apoA-I binding protein (AIBP)-regulated cholesterol efflux in endothelial cells (ECs) controls zebrafish embryonic angiogenesis. Objective: This study is to determine whether loss of AIBP affects angiogenesis in mice during development and under pathological conditions, and to explore the underlying molecular mechanism...
March 21, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323933/research-resource-transcriptional-dynamics-of-cultured-human-villous-cytotrophoblasts
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Joshua F Robinson, Mirhan Kapidzic, Matthew Gormley, Katherine Ona, Terrence Dent, Helia Seifikar, Emily G Hamilton, Susan J Fisher
During human pregnancy, cytotrophoblasts (CTBs) play key roles in uterine invasion, vascular remodeling, and anchoring of the feto-placental unit. Due to the challenges associated with studying human placentation in utero, cultured primary villous CTBs are used as a model of the differentiation pathway that leads to invasion of the uterine wall. In vitro, CTBs emulate in vivo cell behaviors, such as migration, aggregation and substrate penetration. While some of the molecular features related to these cell behaviors have been described, the underlying mechanisms, at a global level, remain undefined at mid-gestation...
March 8, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322778/down-regulation-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-and-mapk-through-estrogen-receptor-mediated-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-breast-cancer-induced-by-gold-nanoparticle-tagged-toxin-protein-nkct1
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Tanmoy Bhowmik, Antony Gomes
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine whether gold nanoparticles conjugated cytotoxic protein NKCT1 (GNP-NKCT1) acted through the estrogen receptor mediated pathway in MCF-7 cells and to establish the MAPK and PI3k/Akt signal transduction pathway. METHODS: Apoptosis was done by flow cytometry. BrdU incorporation and nuclear proliferating antigen was measured by flow cytometry. Wound healing assay along with matrigel chamber invasion and migration was done...
March 17, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303468/human-very-small-embryonic-like-cells-support-vascular-maturation-and-therapeutic-revascularization-induced-by-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Coralie L Guerin, Elisa Rossi, Bruno Saubamea, Audrey Cras, Virginie Mignon, Jean-Sébastien Silvestre, David M Smadja
Very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) are major pluripotent stem cells defined as cells of small size being Lineage- negative, CD133-positive, and CD45-negative. We previously described that human bone marrow VSELs were able to differentiate into endothelial cells and promoted post-ischemic revascularization in mice with surgically induced critical limb ischemia. In the present work, we isolated bone marrow VSELs from patients with critical limb ischemia and studied their ability to support endothelial progenitor cells therapeutic capacity and revascularization potential...
March 16, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288971/activation-of-cd137-signaling-promotes-angiogenesis-in-atherosclerosis-via-modulating-endothelial-smad1-5-nfatc1-pathway
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Jiayi Weng, Cuiping Wang, Wei Zhong, Bo Li, Zhongqun Wang, Chen Shao, Yao Chen, Jinchuan Yan
BACKGROUND: Excessive angiogenesis is a key feature of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques, and is considered an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk. CD137 signaling has previously been shown to be involved in atherosclerosis. However, the possible role of CD137 signaling in regulating angiogenesis has not been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS: Apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice were used as the in vivo model of atherosclerosis. Masson and immunohistochemical analysis of atherosclerotic plaques and Matrigel plug assay were used to evaluate the angiogenesis...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283883/a-three-dimensional-culture-system-with-matrigel-promotes-purified-spiral-ganglion-neuron-survival-and-function-in-vitro
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Wenqing Yan, Wenwen Liu, Jieyu Qi, Qiaojun Fang, Zhaomin Fan, Gaoying Sun, Yuechen Han, Daogong Zhang, Lei Xu, Mingming Wang, Jianfeng Li, Fangyi Chen, Dong Liu, Renjie Chai, Haibo Wang
In vitro culture of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) is a useful approach to investigate numerous aspects of neuronal behavior and to identify potential therapeutic targets for SGN protection and regeneration. However, the isolation of SGNs and the long-term maintenance of their structure and function in vitro remain challenging. In this study, we isolated SGNs from Bhlhb5-cre and Rosa26-tdTomato mice with fluorescence-activated cell sorting and determined the cell purity. We then encapsulated the pure SGNs in matrigel and cultured the SGNs in vitro...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281255/resonant-waveguide-grating-imager-for-single-cell-monitoring-of-the-invasion-of-3d-speheroid-cancer-cells-through-matrigel
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Nicole K Febles, Siddarth Chandrasekaran, Ye Fang
The invasion of cancer cells through their surrounding extracellular matrices is the first critical step to metastasis, a devastating event to cancer patients. However, in vitro cancer cell invasion is mostly studied using two-dimensional (2D) models. Three-dimensional (3D) multicellular spheroids may offer an advantageous cell model for cancer research and oncology drug discovery. This chapter describes a label-free, real-time, and single-cell approach to quantify the invasion of 3D spheroid colon cancer cells through Matrigel using a spatially resolved resonant waveguide grating imager...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277191/ror2-a-developmentally-regulated-kinase-is-associated-with-tumor-growth-apoptosis-migration-and-invasion-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Chun-Ming Yang, Shan Ji, Yan Li, Li-Ye Fu, Tao Jiang, Fan-Dong Meng
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represents one of the most resistant tumors to radiation and chemotherapy. Current therapies for RCC patients are inefficient due to the lack of diagnostic and therapeutic markers. The expression of novel tumor-associated kinases has the potential to dramatically shape tumor cell behavior. Identifying tumor-associated kinases can lend insight into patterns of tumor growth and characteristics. In the present study, we investigated the receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 2 (Ror2), a new tumor-associated kinase, in RCC primary tumors and cell lines...
January 26, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276317/inhibitors-of-pi3k-erk-1-2-p38-mapk-show-preferential-activity-against-endocrine-resistant-breast-cancer-cells
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Maitham A Khajah, Princy M Mathew, Yunus A Luqmani
Current mainstream pharmacological options for treatment of endocrine resistant breast cancer have limitations in termsof side effect profile and lack of discrimination between normal and cancer cells. In the current study, we assessed the responses of normal breast epithelial cells MCF10A, estrogen receptor (ER) positive MCF-7 and ER silenced pII breast cancer cells, to inhibitors (either individually or in combination) of downstream signaling molecules. The expression/activity of ERK1/2, p38 MAPK and Akt was determined by western blotting...
March 8, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272300/a-human-antibody-that-binds-to-the-sixth-ig-like-domain-of-vcam-1-blocks-lung-cancer-cell-migration-in-vitro
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Mi Ra Kim, Ji Hye Jang, Chang Sik Park, Taek-Keun Kim, Youn-Jae Kim, Junho Chung, Hyunbo Shim, In Hyun Nam, Jung Min Han, Sukmook Lee
Vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) is closely associated with tumor progression and metastasis. However, the relevance and role of VCAM-1 in lung cancer have not been clearly elucidated. In this study, we found that VCAM-1 was highly overexpressed in lung cancer tissue compared with that of normal lung tissue, and high VCAM-1 expression correlated with poor survival in lung cancer patients. VCAM-1 knockdown reduced migration of A549 human lung cancer cells into Matrigel, and competitive blocking experiments targeting the Ig-like domain 6 of VCAM-1 (VCAM-1-D6) demonstrated that the VCAM-1-D6 domain was critical for VCAM-1 mediated A549 cell migration into Matrigel...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271613/qiliqiangxin-protects-against-anoxic-injury-in-cardiac-microvascular-endothelial-cells-via-nrg-1-erbb-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Jingfeng Wang, Jingmin Zhou, Yanyan Wang, Chunjie Yang, Mingqiang Fu, Jingjing Zhang, Xueting Han, Zhiming Li, Kai Hu, Junbo Ge
Cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) are important angiogenic components and are injured rapidly after cardiac ischaemia and anoxia. Cardioprotective effects of Qiliqiangxin (QL), a traditional Chinese medicine, have been displayed recently. This study aims to investigate whether QL could protect CMECs against anoxic injury and to explore related signalling mechanisms. CMECs were successfully cultured from Sprague-Dawley rats and exposed to anoxia for 12 hrs in the absence and presence of QL. Cell migration assay and capillary-like tube formation assay on Matrigel were performed, and cell apoptosis was determined by TUNEL assay and caspase-3 activity...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271330/protective-and-heat-retention-effects-of-thermo-sensitive-basement-membrane-extract-matrigel-in-hepatic-radiofrequency-ablation-in-an-experimental-animal-study
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Jing-Jing Fu, Song Wang, Wei Yang, Wei Gong, An-Na Jiang, Kun Yan, Min-Hua Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the protective effect of using thermo-sensitive basement membrane extract (Matrigel) for hydrodissection to minimize thermal injury to nearby structures and to evaluate its heat sink effect on the ablation zone in radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, the viscosity profile and heat sink effect of Matrigel were assessed during RFA in vitro and ex vivo. Fresh pig liver tissue was used, and the temperature changes in Matrigel and in 5% dextrose in water (D5W) during RFA were recorded...
March 7, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271010/measurement-of-dynamic-cell-induced-3d-displacement-fields-in-vitro-for-traction-force-optical-coherence-microscopy
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Jeffrey A Mulligan, François Bordeleau, Cynthia A Reinhart-King, Steven G Adie
Traction force microscopy (TFM) is a method used to study the forces exerted by cells as they sense and interact with their environment. Cell forces play a role in processes that take place over a wide range of spatiotemporal scales, and so it is desirable that TFM makes use of imaging modalities that can effectively capture the dynamics associated with these processes. To date, confocal microscopy has been the imaging modality of choice to perform TFM in 3D settings, although multiple factors limit its spatiotemporal coverage...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270555/dosage-dependent-regulation-of-vav2-expression-by-steroidogenic-factor-1-drives-adrenocortical-carcinoma-cell-invasion
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Carmen Ruggiero, Mabrouka Doghman-Bouguerra, Silviu Sbiera, Iuliu Sbiera, Maddy Parsons, Bruno Ragazzon, Aurélie Morin, Estelle Robidel, Judith Favier, Jérôme Bertherat, Martin Fassnacht, Enzo Lalli
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare endocrine malignancy with a dismal prognosis. Genomic studies have enabled progress in our understanding of the molecular bases of ACC, but factors that influence its prognosis are lacking. Amplification of the gene encoding the transcription factor steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1; also known as NR5A1) is one of the genetic alterations common in ACC. We identified a transcriptional regulatory mechanism involving increased abundance of VAV2, a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for small GTPases that control the cytoskeleton, driven by increased expression of the gene encoding SF-1 in ACC...
March 7, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268168/elevated-na-h-exchanger-1-expression-enhances-the-metastatic-collective-migration-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Teppei Kaminota, Hajime Yano, Kohei Shiota, Noriko Nomura, Haruna Yaguchi, Yui Kirino, Kentaro Ohara, Issei Tetsumura, Tomoyoshi Sanada, Toru Ugumori, Junya Tanaka, Naohito Hato
Cancer cells can migrate as collectives during invasion and/or metastasis; however, the precise molecular mechanisms of this form of migration are less clear compared with single cell migration following epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Elevated Na(+)/H(+) exchanger1 (NHE1) expression has been suggested to have malignant roles in a number of cancer cell lines and in vivo tumor models. Furthermore, a metastatic human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell line (SASL1m) that was isolated based on its increased metastatic potential also exhibited higher NHE1 expression than its parental line SAS...
March 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266181/mir-9-is-involved-in-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-lung-cancer-cell-invasion-and-adhesion-by-targeting-sox7
#16
Lichun Han, Wei Wang, Wei Ding, Lijian Zhang
MicroRNA (miR)-9 plays different roles in different cancer types. Here, we investigated the role of miR-9 in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell invasion and adhesion in vitro and explored whether miR-9 was involved in transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1)-induced NSCLC cell invasion and adhesion by targeting SOX7. The expression of miR-9 and SOX7 in human NSCLC tissues and cell lines was examined by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Gain-of-function and loss-of-function experiments were performed on A549 and HCC827 cells to investigate the effect of miR-9 and SOX7 on NSCLC cell invasion and adhesion in the presence or absence of TGF-β1...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264026/melanoma-cells-undergo-aggressive-coalescence-in-a-3d-matrigel-model-that-is-repressed-by-anti-cd44
#17
Deborah Wessels, Daniel F Lusche, Edward Voss, Spencer Kuhl, Emma C Buchele, Michael R Klemme, Kanoe B Russell, Joseph Ambrose, Benjamin A Soll, Aaron Bossler, Mohammed Milhem, Charles Goldman, David R Soll
Using unique computer-assisted 3D reconstruction software, it was previously demonstrated that tumorigenic cell lines derived from breast tumors, when seeded in a 3D Matrigel model, grew as clonal aggregates which, after approximately 100 hours, underwent coalescence mediated by specialized cells, eventually forming a highly structured large spheroid. Non-tumorigenic cells did not undergo coalescence. Because histological sections of melanomas forming in patients suggest that melanoma cells migrate and coalesce to form tumors, we tested whether they also underwent coalescence in a 3D Matrigel model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260920/tbx2-confers-poor-prognosis-in-glioblastoma-and-promotes-temozolomide-resistance-with-change-of-mitochondrial-dynamics
#18
Fuxin Yi, Jianzhou Du, Weimin Ni, Weixian Liu
Tbx2 is a cancer-related protein that was found to be overexpressed in several human malignancies. The present study aims to investigate the clinical significance and biological role of Tbx2 in human astrocytoma. We examined its protein expression in 102 cases of astrocytoma tissues using immunohistochemical staining. Negative Tbx2 staining was observed in normal astrocytes, and positive nuclear staining was found in 41 out of 102 astrocytoma specimens. The rate of Tbx2 overexpression in pylocytic astrocytoma, diffuse astrocytoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, and glioblastoma multiform (GBM) were 0%, 26...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260006/overexpression-of-kai1-cd82-suppresses-in%C3%A2-vitro-cell-growth-migration-invasion-and-xenograft-growth-in-oral-cancer
#19
Juan Chai, Liangzhi Du, Jun Ju, Chao Ma, Zhiyuan Shen, Xiangming Yang, Liang Liang, Qianwei Ni, Moyi Sun
KAI1/CD82 is a metastatic suppressor gene in human prostate cancer and several other types of cancer in humans. The present study aimed to examine the role of the overexpression of KAI1 in the progression of oral cancer. Human KAI1/CD82 cDNA was transfected into OSCC‑15 and 293T cell lines, and its effects on OSCC‑15 cell proliferation, invasion and apoptosis were assessed by performing a 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, Matrigel invasion and Annexin V‑FITC staining, respectively...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259958/comparison-of-the-proliferation-migration-and-angiogenic-properties-of-human-amniotic-epithelial-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-their-effects-on-endothelial-cells
#20
Qianqian Wu, Tao Fang, Hongxin Lang, Min Chen, Ping Shi, Guoxian Qi, Xining Pang
In vivo studies have shown that amnion-produced growth factors participate in many diseases that involve angiogenesis, re-epithelialization and immunomodulation. Although human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) and human amniotic mesenchymal stem cells (hAMSCs) can be obtained from amniotic membranes, there is little information regarding their biological differences. The aim of the present study was to isolate and characterize cells from human amnions, to investigate the biological potential and behavior of these cells on the function of endothelial cells in vivo and in vitro and to examine variations in the expression profile of growth factors in different human amnion-derived cell types...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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