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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458077/reciprocal-regulation-of-the-cadherin-11-stat3-axis-by-caveolin-1-in-mouse-fibroblasts-and-lung-carcinoma-cells
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M Geletu, R Mohan, R Arulanandam, A Berger-Becvar, I R Nabi, P T Gunning, L Raptis
Caveolin-1 (Cav1) is an integral plasma membrane protein and a complex regulator of signal transduction. The Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-3 (Stat3) is activated by a number of receptor and non-receptor tyrosine kinases and is positively implicated in cancer. Despite extensive efforts, the relationship between Cav1 and Stat3 has been a matter of controversy. We previously demonstrated that engagement of E- or N-cadherin or cadherin-11 cell to cell adhesion molecules, as occurs with confluence of cultured cells, triggers a dramatic increase in the levels of tyr705 phosphorylated ie activated Stat3, by a mechanism requiring the cRac1 small GTPase...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455927/fibroblast-heterogeneity-and-immunosuppressive-environment-in-human-breast-cancer
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Ana Costa, Yann Kieffer, Alix Scholer-Dahirel, Floriane Pelon, Brigitte Bourachot, Melissa Cardon, Philemon Sirven, Ilaria Magagna, Laetitia Fuhrmann, Charles Bernard, Claire Bonneau, Maria Kondratova, Inna Kuperstein, Andrei Zinovyev, Anne-Marie Givel, Maria-Carla Parrini, Vassili Soumelis, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou
Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAF) are key players in the tumor microenvironment. Here, we characterize four CAF subsets in breast cancer with distinct properties and levels of activation. Two myofibroblastic subsets (CAF-S1, CAF-S4) accumulate differentially in triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC). CAF-S1 fibroblasts promote an immunosuppressive environment through a multi-step mechanism. By secreting CXCL12, CAF-S1 attracts CD4+ CD25+ T lymphocytes and retains them by OX40L, PD-L2, and JAM2. Moreover, CAF-S1 increases T lymphocyte survival and promotes their differentiation into CD25High FOXP3High , through B7H3, CD73, and DPP4...
February 12, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454964/nek3-mediated-snap29-phosphorylation-modulates-its-membrane-association-and-snare-fusion-dependent-processes
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Debora Rapaport, Boris Fichtman, Hilla Weidberg, Eli Sprecher, Mia Horowitz
Intracellular membrane fusion depends on the presence of specific mediators, the vesicle (v-) and the target (t-) SNAREs (Soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor, NSF, attachment protein SNAP receptors), whose interaction brings apposing membranes to close proximity and initiates their fusion. SNAP29 (synaptosomal-associated protein 29), a t-SNARE protein, is involved in multiple fusion events during intracellular transport and affects structure of organelles such as the Golgi apparatus and focal adhesions...
February 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453284/structural-and-compositional-diversity-of-fibrillin-microfibrils-in-human-tissues
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Alexander Eckersley, Kieran T Mellody, Suzanne M Pilkington, Christopher Em Griffiths, Rachel E B Watson, Ronan O'Cualain, Clair Baldock, David Knight, Michael J Sherratt
Elastic fibres comprising fibrillin microfibrils and elastin are present in many tissues, including the skin, lung, and arteries where they confer elasticity and resilience. Although fibrillin microfibrils play distinct and tissue-specific functional roles, it is unclear whether their ultrastructure and composition differ between elastin-rich (skin) and elastin-poor (ciliary body and zonule) organs or after in vitro synthesis by cultured cells. Here, we used atomic force microscopy, which revealed that the bead morphology of fibrillin microfibrils isolated from the human eye differs from those isolated from the skin...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452960/traditionally-practiced-medicinal-plant-extracts-inhibit-the-ergosterol-biosynthesis-of-clinically-isolated-dermatophytic-pathogens
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M Chellappandian, M Saravanan, P Pandikumar, P Harikrishnan, K Thirugnanasambantham, S Subramanian, V I Hairul-Islam, S Ignacimuthu
OBJECTIVE: Dermatophytes are resistant to some available antibiotics. Development of new plant drugs to control drug resistant microbes is urgently needed. This study evaluates the antidermatophytic potential of 18 selected medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Theni and Virudhunagar Districts of Tamil Nadu, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Selected plant parts were collected, shade dried and powdered. Plant powders were extracted with ethanol and their antifungal potency was investigated against and clinical dermatophytes...
February 13, 2018: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452367/variant-in-human-pofut1-reduces-enzymatic-activity-and-likely-causes-a-recessive-microcephaly-global-developmental-delay-with-cardiac-and-vascular-features
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Hideyuki Takeuchi, Derek Wong, Michael Schneider, Hudson H Freeze, Megumi Takeuchi, Steven J Berardinelli, Atsuko Ito, Hane Lee, Stanley F Nelson, Robert S Haltiwanger
Protein O-fucosyltransferase-1 (POFUT1) adds O-fucose monosaccharides to epidermal growth factor-like (EGF) repeats found on approximately 100 mammalian proteins, including Notch receptors. Haploinsufficiency of POFUT1 has been linked to adult-onset Dowling Degos Disease (DDD) with hyperpigmentation defects. Homozygous deletion of mouse Pofut1 results in embryonic lethality with severe Notch-like phenotypes including defects in somitogenesis, cardiogenesis, vasculogenesis, and neurogenesis, but the extent to which POFUT1 is required for normal human development is not yet understood...
February 14, 2018: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450147/lemongrass-cymbopogon-flexuosus-essential-oil-demonstrated-anti-inflammatory-effect-in-pre-inflamed-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
Lemongrass ( Cymbopogon flexuosus ) essential oil (LEO), which has citral as its main component, has exhibited anti-inflammatory effect in both animal and human cells. In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory activity of a commercially available LEO in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts. We first studied the impact of LEO on 17 protein biomarkers that are critically associated with inflammation and tissue remodeling. LEO significantly inhibited production of the inflammatory biomarkers vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC), and monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG); decreased levels of the tissue remodeling biomarkers collagen-I and III, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1); and inhibited the immunomodulatory biomarker macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450144/anti-inflammatory-tissue-remodeling-immunomodulatory-and-anticancer-activities-of-oregano-origanum-vulgare-essential-oil-in-a-human-skin-disease-model
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Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
The use of oregano ( Origanum vulgare ) essential oil (OEO) has become popular in skin care products. However, scientific research regarding its effects on human skin cells is scarce. In this study, we investigated the biological activity of a commercially available OEO, which is high in carvacrol content, in a human skin cell disease model. OEO induced marked antiproliferative effects and significantly inhibited several inflammatory biomarkers, including monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), intracellular cell adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC), and monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450142/arborvitae-thuja-plicata-essential-oil-significantly-inhibited-critical-inflammation-and-tissue-remodeling-related-proteins-and-genes-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
Arborvitae ( Thuja plicata ) essential oil (AEO) is becoming increasingly popular in skincare, although its biological activity in human skin cells has not been investigated. Therefore, we sought to study AEO's effect on 17 important protein biomarkers that are closely related to inflammation and tissue remodeling by using a pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblast culture model. AEO significantly inhibited the expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), intracellular cell adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell chemoattractant (I-TAC), monokine induced by interferon gamma (MIG), and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446180/pigs-expressing-the-human-inhibitory-ligand-pd-l1-cd-274-provide-a-new-source-of-xenogeneic-cells-and-tissues-with-low-immunogenic-properties
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Anna Buermann, Stoyan Petkov, Björn Petersen, Rabea Hein, Andrea Lucas-Hahn, Wiebke Baars, Antje Brinkmann, Heiner Niemann, Reinhard Schwinzer
BACKGROUND: The programmed cell death-1 (PD-1, CD279)/PD-Ligand1 (PD-L1, CD274) receptor system is crucial for controlling the balance between immune activation and induction of tolerance via generation of inhibitory signals. Expression of PD-L1 is associated with reduced immunogenicity and renders cells and tissues to an immune-privileged/tolerogenic state. METHODS: To apply this concept for clinical xenotransplantation, we generated human (h)PD-L1 transgenic pigs and characterized expression and biological function of the transgene at the cellular level...
February 15, 2018: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442188/damage-regulated-autophagy-modulator-1-in-oral-inflammation-and-infection
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Svenja Memmert, A V B Nogueira, A Damanaki, M Nokhbehsaim, S Eick, T Divnic-Resnik, A Spahr, B Rath-Deschner, A Till, W Götz, J A Cirelli, A Jäger, J Deschner
OBJECTIVES: Damage-regulated autophagy modulator (DRAM) 1 is a p53 target gene with possible involvement in oral inflammation and infection. This study sought to examine the presence and regulation of DRAM1 in periodontal diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In vitro, human periodontal ligament fibroblasts were exposed to interleukin (IL)-1β and Fusobacterium nucleatum for up to 2 days. The DRAM1 synthesis and its regulation were analyzed by real-time PCR, immunocytochemistry, and ELISA...
February 13, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441979/using-pva-and-tpgs-as-combined-emulsifier-in-nanoprecipitation-method-improves-characteristics-and-anticancer-activity-of-ibuprofen-loaded-plga-nanoparticles
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A Sahin, F Spiroux, I Guedon, F B Arslan, E T Sarcan, T Ozkan, N Colak, S Yuksel, S Ozdemir, B Ozdemir, S Akbas, G Ultav, Y Aktas, Y Capan
In the preparation of nanoparticles (NPs) by the nanoprecipitation method, emulsifiers play a key role for NPs' characteristics. The present study aimed to investigate the combined emulsifier effect on ibuprofen loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) NPs' characteristics and anticancer activity. Ibuprofen loaded PLGA NPs were prepared by nanoprecipitation using different concentrations of PVA (poly(vinyl alcohol)) or PVA-TPGS (d-α-tocopherol polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate) combination as emulsifier...
September 1, 2017: Die Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439598/diabetes-activates-periodontal-ligament-fibroblasts-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-vivo
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J Zheng, S Chen, M L Albiero, G H A Vieira, J Wang, J Q Feng, D T Graves
Diabetes mellitus increases periodontitis and pathogenicity of the oral microbiome. To further understand mechanisms through which diabetes affects periodontitis, we examined its impact on periodontal ligament fibroblasts in vivo and in vitro. Periodontitis was induced by inoculation of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum in normoglycemic and diabetic mice. Diabetes, induced by multiple low-dose injections of streptozotocin increased osteoclast numbers and recruitment of neutrophils to the periodontal ligament, which could be accounted for by increased CXC motif chemokine 2 (CXCL2) and receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL) expression by these cells...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438482/the-lipodystrophic-hotspot-lamin-a-p-r482w-mutation-deregulates-the-mesodermal-inducer-t-brachyury-and-early-vascular-differentiation-gene-networks
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Nolwenn Briand, Anne-Claire Guénantin, Dorota Jeziorowska, Akshay Shah, Matthieu Mantecon, Emilie Capel, Marie Garcia, Anja Oldenburg, Jonas Paulsen, Jean-Sebastien Hulot, Corinne Vigouroux, Philippe Collas
The p.R482W hotspot mutation in A-type nuclear lamins causes familial partial lipodystrophy of Dunnigan-type (FPLD2), a lipodystrophic syndrome complicated by early-onset atherosclerosis. Molecular mechanisms underlying endothelial cell dysfunction conferred by the lamin A mutation remain elusive. However, lamin A regulates epigenetic developmental pathways and mutations could perturb these functions. Here, we demonstrate that lamin A R482W elicits endothelial differentiation defects in a developmental model of FPLD2...
February 9, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434695/tcf4-%C3%AE-catenin-complex-is-directly-upstream-of-fgf21-in-mouse-stomach-cancer-cells
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Jihua Pei, Na Song, Limin Wu, Jinbo Qi, Shenglong Xia, Changlong Xu, Bo Zheng, Jun Yang, Yanyan Qiu, Haijun Wang, Yi Jiang
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) as a member of the FGFs serves a key role in glucose homeostasis and protection of the liver, heart, kidney and skin from damage as well as cancer cell development. In addition, transcription of FGF21 is sensitive to diverse damages; however, the role of the transcriptional regulator of FGF21 in cancer cells remains to be elucidated. FGFs were identified to have dominant expression in cancer cells; therefore, mouse forestomach carcinoma (MFC) cells were used in the present study, which is a mouse stomach cancer cell strain for identifying the FGF21 regulators...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434170/role-of-sirp%C3%AE-in-homeostatic-regulation-of-t-cells-and-fibroblastic-reticular-cells-in-the-spleen
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Datu Respatika, Yasuyuki Saito, Ken Washio, Satomi Komori, Takenori Kotani, Hideki Okazawa, Yoji Murata, Takashi Matozaki
Signal regulatory protein α (SIRPα), is an immunoglobulin superfamily protein that is predominantly expressed in macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs), especially CD4+ conventional DCs (cDCs). In this study, we demonstrated that, in addition to the reduced number of CD4+ cDCs, the number of T cells was significantly decreased in the spleen of Sirpa-/- mice, in which full-length of SIRPα protein was systemically ablated. The size of the T cell zone was markedly reduced in the spleen of Sirpa-/- mice. In addition, Sirpa-/- mice revealed a marked reduction of CCL19, CCL21, and IL-7 expression, which are thought to be important for homeostasis of T cells in the spleen...
August 10, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433206/lycopene-rich-extract-from-red-guava-psidium-guajava-l-displays-cytotoxic-effect-against-human-breast-adenocarcinoma-cell-line-mcf-7-via-an-apoptotic-like-pathway
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Raimunda C Dos Santos, Alicia S Ombredane, Jéssica Maria T Souza, Andreanne G Vasconcelos, Alexandra Plácido, Adriany das G N Amorim, Eder Alves Barbosa, Filipe C D A Lima, Cristina D Ropke, Michel M M Alves, Daniel D R Arcanjo, Fernando A A Carvalho, Cristina Delerue-Matos, Graziella A Joanitti, José Roberto de S A Leite
This study investigated a lycopene-rich extract from red guava (LEG) for its chemical composition using spectrophotometry, mass spectrometry, attenuated total reflectance-fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), and computational studies. The cytotoxic activity of LEG and the underlying mechanism was studied in human breast adenocarcinoma cells (MCF-7), murine fibroblast cells (NIH-3T3), BALB/c murine peritoneal macrophages, and sheep blood erythrocytes by evaluating the cell viability with 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) method and flow cytometry...
March 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430457/evaluating-the-behavior-of-cultured-sertoli-cells-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-spermatogonial-stem-cell
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Masoome Jabarpour, Parviz Tajik
Background: The complex process of spermatogenesis is regulated by various factors. Several studies have been conducted to proliferate cells involved in the spermatogenesis process, in culture by used growth factors, different hormones and feeder cells. This study was conducted to evaluate the role of Sertoli cells on gene expression of fibroblast growth factor (FGF2) and glial cell derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) after removal of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) from the culture medium...
2018: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426911/hypoxia-induces-pulmonary-fibroblast-proliferation-through-nfat-signaling
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Lakmini Kumari Senavirathna, Chaoqun Huang, Xiaoyun Yang, Maria Cristina Munteanu, Roshini Sathiaseelan, Dao Xu, Craig A Henke, Lin Liu
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive and typically fatal lung disease with a very low survival rate. Excess accumulation of fibroblasts, myofibroblasts and extracellular matrix creates hypoxic conditions within the lungs, causing asphyxiation. Hypoxia is, therefore, one of the prominent features of IPF. However, there have been few studies concerning the effects of hypoxia on pulmonary fibroblasts. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms of hypoxia-induced lung fibroblast proliferation...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425681/differences-in-the-internalization-of-self-inactivating-vsvg-pseudotyped-murine-leukemia-virus-based-vectors-in-human-and-murine-cells
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Mónica Loreto Acevedo, Francisco García-de Gracia, Camila Miranda-Cárdenas, Ricardo Soto-Rifo, Francisco Aguayo, Oscar León
Self-inactivating VSVG-pseudotyped murine leukemia virus (SIN-VSVG-MLV) has been widely used to generate stable cell lines and produce gene delivery vectors. Despite the broad cellular tropism of the VSVG-pseudotyped MLV, we observed differential viral transduction efficiency depending on the host cell type used. In order to determine the mechanism underlying these differences, we used a GFP-expressing SIN-VSVG-MLV and analyzed the major steps of viral transduction in different cell lines including human epithelial, T-lymphocytes, monocytes and murine fibroblast cells...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Virological Methods
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