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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108653/galectin-1-expression-is-associated-with-tumour-immunity-and-prognosis-in-gingival-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#1
Yuri Noda, Mitsunobu Kishino, Sunao Sato, Katsutoshi Hirose, Manabu Sakai, Yasuo Fukuda, Shumei Murakami, Satoru Toyosawa
AIMS: Galectin-1 (Gal-1) is a β-galactoside-binding protein that overexpresses in cancer and plays pivotal roles in tumour progression. Gal-1 regulates angiogenesis and invasiveness, and suppresses tumour immunity by inducing T cell apoptosis. Several studies have examined the relationship between Gal-1 and tumour immunosuppression in vivo, but they have not examined the clinicopathological relationship between Gal-1 expression and apoptotic T cell number in human tissue. In this study, we investigated the association between Gal-1 expression and apoptotic T cells of gingival squamous cell carcinoma (GSCC), as well as other clinicopathological factors...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104787/binding-characteristics-of-galectin-3-fusion-proteins
#2
Sophia Böcker, Lothar Elling
Galectin-3 modulates cell adhesion and signaling events by specific binding and cross-linking galactoside containing carbohydrate ligands. Proteolytic cleavage by metalloproteinases yields in vivo N-terminally truncated galectin-3 still bearing the carbohydrate recognition domain. Truncated galectin-3 has been demonstrated to act in vivo as a negative inhibitor of galectin-3 due to higher affinity for carbohydrate ligands. We here present our studies on a series of twelve human galectin-3 protein constructs...
January 19, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100106/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-the-light-of-the-regulatory-effects-of-galectin-1-on-t-cell-function
#3
Á Hornung, É Monostori, L Kovács
Galectin-1 is an endogenous immunoregulatory lectin-type protein. Its most important effects are the inhibition of the differentiation and cytokine production of Th1 and Th17 cells, and the induction of apoptosis of activated T-cells. Galectin-1 has been identified as a key molecule in antitumor immune surveillance, and data are accumulating about the pathogenic role of its deficiency, and the beneficial effects of its administration in various autoimmune disease models. Initial animal and human studies strongly suggest deficiencies in both galectin-1 production and responsiveness in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) T-cells...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094123/myocardial-and-serum-galectin-3-expression-dynamics-marks-post-myocardial-infarction-cardiac-remodelling
#4
Umesh C Sharma, Wassim Mosleh, Milind R Chaudhari, Rujuta Katkar, Brian Weil, Chris Evelo, Thomas R Cimato, Saraswati Pokharel, W Matthijs Blankesteijn, Gen Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (MI) causes significant changes in cardiac morphology and function. Galectin-3 is a novel and potentially therapeutically important mediator of cardiac remodelling. Myocardial and serum galectin-3 expression dynamics in response to the early cardiovascular outcomes after acute MI are not fully elucidated. METHODS: We first performed a comprehensive longitudinal microarray analyses in mice after acute MI. We then measured the serum levels of galectin-3 in a translational porcine model of coronary microembolism-induced post-ischaemic cardiac remodelling...
December 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088841/intracellular-fate-of-ureaplasma-parvum-entrapped-by-host-cellular-autophagy
#5
Fumiko Nishiumi, Michinaga Ogawa, Yukiko Nakura, Yusuke Hamada, Masahiro Nakayama, Jiro Mitobe, Atsushi Hiraide, Norio Sakai, Makoto Takeuchi, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Itaru Yanagihara
Genital mycoplasmas, including Ureaplasma spp., are among the smallest human pathogenic bacteria and are associated with preterm birth. Electron microscopic observation of U. parvum showed that these prokaryotes have a regular, spherical shape with a mean diameter of 146 nm. U. parvum was internalized into HeLa cells by clathrin-mediated endocytosis and survived for at least 14 days around the perinuclear region. Intracellular U. parvum reached endosomes in HeLa cells labeled with EEA1, Rab7, and LAMP-1 within 1 to 3 hr...
January 15, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088061/galectins-emerging-regulatory-checkpoints-linking-tumor-immunity-and-angiogenesis
#6
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Santiago P Méndez-Huergo, Ada G Blidner, Gabriel A Rabinovich
Immune checkpoints, a plethora of inhibitory pathways aimed at maintaining immune cell homeostasis, may be co-opted by cancer cells to evade immune destruction. Therapies targeting immune checkpoints have reached a momentum yielding significant clinical benefits in patients with various malignancies by unleashing anti-tumor immunity. Galectins, a family of glycan-binding proteins, have emerged as novel regulatory checkpoints that promote immune evasive programs by inducing T-cell exhaustion, limiting T-cell survival, favoring expansion of regulatory T cells, de-activating natural killer cells and polarizing myeloid cells toward an immunosuppressive phenotype...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081542/galectin-1-has-potential-prognostic-significance-and-is-implicated-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-progression-through-the-hif-mtor-signaling-axis
#7
N M A White, O Masui, D Newsted, A Scorilas, A D Romaschin, G A Bjarnason, K W M Siu, G M Yousef
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079145/galectin-3-as-a-marker-of-interstitial-atrial-remodelling-involved-in-atrial-fibrillation
#8
Diana Hernández-Romero, Juan Antonio Vílchez, Álvaro Lahoz, Ana I Romero-Aniorte, Eva Jover, Arcadio García-Alberola, Rubén Jara-Rubio, Carlos M Martínez, Mariano Valdés, Francisco Marín
Remodelling in the atria could appear as a result of hypertension, diabetes or ischaemic heart disease. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is a mediator of profibrotic pathways and a potential biomarker of cardiac remodelling. We prospectively recruited consecutive patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Preoperative Gal-3 levels were determined from serum samples, and the presence of fibrosis was assessed from atrial appendage tissue samples obtained during cardiac surgery. We included 100 patients with aortic valve or ischaemic heart diseases and 15 controls with permanent AF...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079114/discovering-potential-serological-biomarker-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-chinese-population-by-mal-associated-serum-glycoproteomics-analysis
#9
Tianhua Liu, Denghe Liu, Riqiang Liu, Hucong Jiang, Guoquan Yan, Wei Li, Lu Sun, Shu Zhang, Yinkun Liu, Kun Guo
The accuracy of current biomarkers for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), especially chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)-related HCC, is limited. Recent progress in glycoproteomics has provided a novel platform for screening novel serological biomarkers of HCC. In this study, lectin affinity chromatography by Maackia amurensis lectin (MAL) and iTRAQ combined with mass spectrometric analysis were performed to enrich and identify the glycoprotein fractions in serum samples from HBV-related HCC patients and from healthy controls...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077878/pla2g16-represents-a-switch-between-entry-and-clearance-of-picornaviridae
#10
Jacqueline Staring, Eleonore von Castelmur, Vincent A Blomen, Lisa G van den Hengel, Markus Brockmann, Jim Baggen, Hendrik Jan Thibaut, Joppe Nieuwenhuis, Hans Janssen, Frank J M van Kuppeveld, Anastassis Perrakis, Jan E Carette, Thijn R Brummelkamp
Picornaviruses are a leading cause of human and veterinary infections that result in various diseases, including polio and the common cold. As archetypical non-enveloped viruses, their biology has been extensively studied. Although a range of different cell-surface receptors are bound by different picornaviruses, it is unclear whether common host factors are needed for them to reach the cytoplasm. Using genome-wide haploid genetic screens, here we identify the lipid-modifying enzyme PLA2G16 (refs 8, 9, 10, 11) as a picornavirus host factor that is required for a previously unknown event in the viral life cycle...
January 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073773/long-term-survival-and-clinical-benefit-from-adoptive-t-cell-transfer-in-stage-iv-melanoma-patients-is-determined-by-a-four-parameter-tumor-immune-signature
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Sara M Melief, Valeria V Visconti, Marten Visser, Merel van Diepen, Ellen H W Kapiteijn, Joost H van den Berg, John B A G Haanen, Vincent T H B M Smit, Jan Oosting, Sjoerd H van der Burg, Els M E Verdegaal
The presence of tumor-infiltrating immune cells is associated with longer survival and a better response to immunotherapy in early-stage melanoma, but a comprehensive study of the in situ immune microenvironment in stage IV melanoma has not been performed. We investigated the combined influence of a series of immune factors on survival and response to adoptive cell transfer (ACT) in stage IV melanoma patients. Metastases of 73 stage IV melanoma patients, 17 of which were treated with ACT, were studied with respect to the number and functional phenotype of lymphocytes and myeloid cells as well as for expression of galectins-1, -3, and -9...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068900/galectin-3-and-fibulin-1-in-systolic-heart-failure-relation-to-glucose-metabolism-and-left-ventricular-contractile-reserve
#12
Pernille Holmager, Michael Egstrup, Ida Gustafsson, Morten Schou, Jordi S Dahl, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Jacob E Møller, Christian Tuxen, Jens Faber, Caroline Kistorp
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) patients with diabetes (DM) have an adverse prognosis and reduced functional capacity, which could be associated with cardiac fibrosis, increased chamber stiffness and reduced left ventricular (LV) contractile reserve. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) and fibulin-1 are circulating biomarkers potentially reflecting cardiac fibrosis. We hypothesize that plasma levels of Gal-3 and fibulin-1 are elevated in HF patients with DM and are associated with reduced LV contractile reserve in these patients...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066995/molecular-galactose-galectin-association-in-neuroblastoma-cells-an-unconventional-tool-for-qualitative-quantitative-screening
#13
Fabio Pastorino, Mirco Ponzoni, Giuseppina Simone
Galectin decorates the cell membrane and forms an extracellular molecular association with galactoside units. Here, galactoside probes have been used to study galectin expression in neuroblastoma cells. The hypothesis behind this investigation has been that the molecular mechanisms by which glycans modulate neural metastatic cells involve a protein-carbohydrate association, galectin-galactose. Preliminary screening to validate the hypothesis has been performed with galactose moieties anchored to beads. The molecular association has been studied by FACS...
January 9, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065935/two-birds-one-stone-dual-targeting-of-the-cancer-cell-surface-and-subcellular-mitochondria-by-the-galectin-3-binding-peptide-g3-c12
#14
Wei Sun, Lian Li, Qing-Qing Yang, Zhi-Rong Zhang, Yuan Huang
Active tumor-targeting approaches using specific ligands have drawn considerable attention over the years. However, a single ligand often fails to simultaneously target the cancer cell surface and subcellular organelles, which limits the maximum therapeutic efficacy of delivered drugs. We describe a polymeric delivery system modified with the G3-C12 peptide for sequential dual targeting. In this study, galectin-3-targeted G3-C12 peptide was conjugated onto the N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer for the delivery of D(KLAKLAK)2 (KLA) peptide...
January 9, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065604/characterization-of-galectin-1-from-chinese-giant-salamanders-andrias-davidianus-and-its-involvements-during-immune-response
#15
Hui Yang, Qingjing Lan, Ranran Liu, Dan Cui, Haixia Liu, Dongmei Xiong, Fenggang Li, Xiaolin Liu, Lixin Wang
Galectins are considered as a multifunctional protein which play essential roles in cell adhesion and apoptosis, inflammation, tumor progression and immune response. In spite of extensive studies of galectin importance in immune system among different animals, few studies have been devoted to their functions in amphibian. In the present study, we characterized one proto type of galectin (named AdGal1) from Chinese giant salamander Andrias davidianus and studied its function in immune response. AdGal1 cDNA possesses an open reading frame of 598 bp, which encodes a putative galectin of 134 amino acids containing one carbohydrate recognition domains (CRDs)...
January 5, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055102/galectin-3-inhibition-by-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-reduces-both-pathological-corneal-neovascularization-and-fibrosis
#16
Wei-Sheng Chen, Zhiyi Cao, Hakon Leffler, Ulf J Nilsson, Noorjahan Panjwani
Purpose: Corneal neovascularization and scarring commonly lead to significant vision loss. This study was designed to determine whether a small-molecule inhibitor of galectin-3 can inhibit both corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis in experimental mouse models. Methods: Animal models of silver nitrate cautery and alkaline burn were used to induce mouse corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis, respectively. Corneas were treated with the galectin-3 inhibitor, 33DFTG, or vehicle alone and were processed for whole-mount immunofluorescence staining and Western blot analysis to quantify the density of blood vessels and markers of fibrosis...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054982/the-distribution-of-lectins-across-the-phylum-nematoda-a-genome-wide-search
#17
Lander Bauters, Diana Naalden, Godelieve Gheysen
Nematodes are a very diverse phylum that has adapted to nearly every ecosystem. They have developed specialized lifestyles, dividing the phylum into free-living, animal, and plant parasitic species. Their sheer abundance in numbers and presence in nearly every ecosystem make them the most prevalent animals on earth. In this research nematode-specific profiles were designed to retrieve predicted lectin-like domains from the sequence data of nematode genomes and transcriptomes. Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins that play numerous roles inside and outside the cell depending on their sugar specificity and associated protein domains...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045432/cancer-therapy-due-to-apoptosis-galectin-9
#18
REVIEW
Koji Fujita, Hisakazu Iwama, Kyoko Oura, Tomoko Tadokoro, Eri Samukawa, Teppei Sakamoto, Takako Nomura, Joji Tani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Asahiro Morishita, Takashi Himoto, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Tsutomu Masaki
Dysregulation of apoptosis is a major hallmark in cancer biology that might equip tumors with a higher malignant potential and chemoresistance. The anti-cancer activities of lectin, defined as a carbohydrate-binding protein that is not an enzyme or antibody, have been investigated for over a century. Recently, galectin-9, which has two distinct carbohydrate recognition domains connected by a linker peptide, was noted to induce apoptosis in thymocytes and immune cells. The apoptosis of these cells contributes to the development and regulation of acquired immunity...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043664/galectin-3-is-an-independent-predictor-of-survival-in-systemic-sclerosis
#19
Réka Faludi, Gabriella Nagy, Margit Tőkés-Füzesi, Krisztina Kovács, László Czirják, András Komócsi
BACKGROUND: Galectin-3 is a beta-galactoside-binding lectin that may be related to tissue sclerosis or aberrant activation of angiogenesis in systemic sclerosis (SSc). The aim of our study was to determine the associations between galectin-3 levels and patient characteristics, as well as to investigate the long term prognostic value of galectin-3 in a large cohort of SSc patients. METHODS: 152 patients with SSc (55±11years, 138 female) were included in our follow-up study...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034836/the-ciona-intestinalis-immune-related-galectin-genes-cilgals-a-and-cilgals-b-are-expressed-by-the-gastric-epithelium
#20
Daniela Parrinello, Maria Antonietta Sanfratello, Aiti Vizzini, Lelia Testasecca, Nicolò Parrinello, Matteo Cammarata
The transcription of two Ciona intestinalis galectin genes (CiLgals-a and CiLgals-b) is uparegulated by LPS in the pharynxis (hemocytes, vessel epithelium, endostilar zones) which is retained the main organ of the immunity. In this ascidian, for the first time we show, by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization methods, that these two immune-related genes are expressed in the gastric epithelium of naïve ascidians, whereas the galectins appear to be only contained in the intestine columnar epithelium...
December 26, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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