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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820968/reduced-activin-receptor-like-kinase-1-activity-promotes-cardiac-fibrosis-in-heart-failure
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Kevin J Morine, Xiaoying Qiao, Vikram Paruchuri, Mark J Aronovitz, Emily E Mackey, Lyanne Buiten, Jonathan Levine, Keshan Ughreja, Prerna Nepali, Robert M Blanton, S Paul Oh, Richard H Karas, Navin K Kapur
INTRODUCTION: Activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK1) mediates signaling via the transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGFβ1), a pro-fibrogenic cytokine. No studies have defined a role for ALK1 in heart failure. HYPOTHESIS: We tested the hypothesis that reduced ALK1 expression promotes maladaptive cardiac remodeling in heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: In patients with advanced heart failure referred for left ventricular (LV) assist device implantation, LV Alk1 mRNA and protein levels were lower than control LV obtained from patients without heart failure...
July 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796572/endoglin-and-alk1-as-therapeutic-targets-for-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
#2
Lidia Ruiz-Llorente, Eunate Gallardo-Vara, Elisa Rossi, David M Smadja, Luisa M Botella, Carmelo Bernabeu
Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is as an autosomal dominant trait characterized by frequent nose bleeds, mucocutaneous telangiectases, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the lung, liver and brain, and gastrointestinal bleedings due to telangiectases. HHT is originated by mutations in genes whose encoded proteins are involved in the transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) family signalling of vascular endothelial cells. In spite of the great advances in the diagnosis as well as in the molecular, cellular and animal models of HHT, the current treatments remain just at the palliative level...
August 10, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794048/hepatitis-c-virus-core-protein-modulates-endoglin-cd105-signaling-pathway-for-liver-pathogenesis
#3
Young-Chan Kwon, Reina Sasaki, Keith Meyer, Ranjit Ray
Endoglin is part of the TGF-β receptor complex and has a crucial role in fibrogenesis and angiogenesis. It is also an important protein for tumor growth, survival, and cancer cell metastasis. In our previous study, we have shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition state (EMT) and cancer stem-like cell (CSC) properties in human hepatocytes. Our array data suggested that endoglin (CD105) mRNA is significantly upregulated in HCV associated CSCs. In this study, we have observed increased endoglin expression on the cell surface of HCV core expressing hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cell line or immortalized human hepatocytes (IHH) and activation of its downstream signaling molecules...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782519/identification-of-novel-alk2-inhibitors-and-their-effect-on-cancer-cells
#4
Minsung Kim, Okran Choi, Suhkneung Pyo, Sang Un Choi, Chi Hoon Park
Bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9), a member of the TGF-β superfamily, is considered a regulator of glucose homeostasis as well as a neuronal differentiation factor. BMP9 induces phosphorylation of Smad1/5 through activin receptor-like kinase 1 and 2 (ALK1 and ALK2). Recently, many studies have shown that BMP9 contributes to tumorigenesis, and aberrant ALK2 expression is involved in many diseases. To investigate the role of BMP9-ALK2 signaling in cancer cells, we used TF-1 cells that require granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) for cell proliferation...
August 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751863/bone-morphogenetic-protein-9-protects-against-neonatal-hyperoxia-induced-impairment-of-alveolarization-and-pulmonary-inflammation
#5
Xueyu Chen, Mar Orriols, Frans J Walther, El Houari Laghmani, Annemarie M Hoogeboom, Anne C B Hogen-Esch, Pieter S Hiemstra, Gert Folkerts, Marie-José T H Goumans, Peter Ten Dijke, Nicholas W Morrell, Gerry T M Wagenaar
Aim: Effective treatment of premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is lacking. We hypothesize that bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9), a ligand of the TGF-β family that binds to the activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK1)-BMP receptor type 2 (BMPR2) receptor complex, may be a novel therapeutic option for BPD. Therefore, we investigated the cardiopulmonary effects of BMP9 in neonatal Wistar rats with hyperoxia-induced BPD. Methods: Directly after birth Wistar rat pups were exposed to 100% oxygen for 10 days...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733640/interleukin-37-promotes-angiogenesis-through-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Mengmeng Zhao, Yongguang Hu, Jiayi Jin, Ying Yu, Shanshan Zhang, Jingjing Cao, Yuanfen Zhai, Rongbin Wei, Juanjuan Shou, Wenping Cai, Shangfeng Liu, Xiaoping Yang, Guo-Tong Xu, Jianhua Yang, David B Corry, Shao Bo Su, Xialin Liu, Tianshu Yang
IL-37 is a novel pro-angiogenic cytokine that potently promotes endothelial cell activation and pathological angiogenesis in our previous study, but the mechanisms behind the pro-angiogenic effect of IL-37 are less well understood. Extending our observations, we found that TGF-β interacts with IL-37, and potently enhances the binding affinity of IL-37 to the ALK1 receptor complex, thus allowing IL-37 to signal through ALK1 to activate pro-angiogenic responses. We further show that TGF-β and ALK1 are required in IL-37 induced pro-angiogenic response in ECs and in the mouse model of Matrigel plug and oxygen-induced retinopathy...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733457/role-of-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-in-sprouting-angiogenesis-differential-bmp-receptor-dependent-signaling-pathways-balance-stalk-vs-tip-cell-competence
#7
Andreas Benn, Christian Hiepen, Marc Osterland, Christof Schütte, An Zwijsen, Petra Knaus
Before the onset of sprouting angiogenesis, the endothelium is prepatterned for the positioning of tip and stalk cells. Both cell identities are not static, as endothelial cells (ECs) constantly compete for the tip cell position in a dynamic fashion. Here, we show that both bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 2 and BMP6 are proangiogenic in vitro and ex vivo and that the BMP type I receptors, activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)3 and ALK2, play crucial and distinct roles in this process. BMP2 activates the expression of tip cell-associated genes, such as DLL4 (delta-like ligand 4) and KDR (kinase insert domain receptor), and p38-heat shock protein 27 (HSP27)-dependent cell migration, thereby generating tip cell competence...
July 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695967/expression-of-the-alk1-family-of-type-i-bmp-admp-receptors-during-gastrula-stages-in-xenopus-embryos
#8
Avi Leibovich, Herbert Steinbeißer, Abraham Fainsod
Multiple members of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) family of secreted factors play central inductive and patterning roles during embryogenesis. During gastrulation in vertebrates, the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) sub-family is linked to formation of the embryonic organizer, Spemann's organizer in Xenopus, and dorsal-ventral mesoderm patterning. Our knowledge regarding the BMP receptors mediating this signaling is still very incomplete. The BMPR1A (ALK3) and BMPR1B (ALK6) receptors are known to mediate the BMP4 signal...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646109/bone-morphogenetic-protein-bmp-9-and-bmp10-enhance-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-monocyte-recruitment-to-the-vascular-endothelium-mainly-via-activin-receptor-like-kinase-2
#9
Claudia-Gabriela Mitrofan, Sarah L Appleby, Gerard B Nash, Ziad Mallat, Edwin R Chilvers, Paul D Upton, Nicholas W Morrell
Bone morphogenetic proteins 9 and 10 (BMP9/BMP10) are circulating cytokines with important roles in endothelial homeostasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the roles of BMP9 and BMP10 in mediating monocyte-endothelial interactions using an in vitro flow adhesion assay. Herein, we report that while BMP9/BMP10 alone had no effect on monocyte recruitment, at higher concentrations both cytokines synergised with Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) to increase recruitment to the vascular endothelium. The BMP9/BMP10-mediated increase in monocyte recruitment in the presence of TNFα was associated with upregulated expression levels of E-selectin, VCAM-1 and ICAM-1 on endothelial cells...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642261/transforming-growth-factor-beta-stimulates-smad1-5-signaling-in-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-and-fibroblasts-of-the-newborn-mouse-through-alk1
#10
Huili Zhang, Lili Du, Ying Zhong, Kathleen C Flanders, Jesse D Roberts
The intracellular signaling mechanisms through which TGFβ regulates pulmonary development are incompletely understood. Canonical TGFβ signaling involves Smad2/3 phosphorylation, Smad2/3·Smad4 complex formation and nuclear localization, and gene regulation. Here we show that physiologically relevant TGFβ1 levels also stimulate Smad1/5 phosphorylation, typically a mediator of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, in mouse pup pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (mPASMC) and lung fibroblasts and other interstitial lung cell lines...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569204/tgf%C3%AE-1-induced-smad2-3-and-smad1-5-phosphorylation-are-both-alk5-kinase-dependent-in-primary-chondrocytes-and-mediated-by-tak1-kinase-activity
#11
Arjan van Caam, Wojciech Madej, Amaya Garcia de Vinuesa, Marie-José Goumans, Peter Ten Dijke, Esmeralda Blaney Davidson, Peter van der Kraan
BACKGROUND: Dysregulated transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling is implicated in osteoarthritis development, making normalizing TGFβ signaling a possible therapy. Theoretically, this can be achieved with small molecule inhibitors specifically targeting the various TGFβ receptors and downstream mediators. In this study we explore in primary chondrocytes the use of small molecule inhibitors to target TGFβ-induced pSmad1/5/9-, pSmad2/3- and TGFβ-activated kinase 1 (TAK1)-dependent signaling...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565818/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-and-its-role-in-heart-disease
#12
Guangwang Liu, Chao Ma, Huilin Yang, Pei-Ying Zhang
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major form of heart disease that leads to immediate cardiomyocyte death due to ischemia and eventually fibrosis and scar formation and further dysfunction of myocardium and heart failure. Extracellular matrix (ECM) production and tissue repair is conducted by myofibroblasts, which are formed from the normal quiescent cardiac fibroblasts following transformational changes, through the active participation of transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) and its signaling pathways. TGFβ appears to be a 'Master of all trades', with respect to cardiac fibrosis, as it can promote cardiomyocyte apoptosis and cardiac hypertrophy...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475519/genomic-assessment-of-blitz-nevi-suggests-classification-as-a-subset-of-blue-nevus-rather-than-spitz-nevus-clinical-histopathologic-and-molecular-analysis-of-18-cases
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Maria C Isales, Alexandra M Haugh, Jeffrey Bubley, Anna E Verzì, Bin Zhang, Emily Kudalkar, Christina Y Lee, Pedram Yazdan, Joan Guitart, Pedram Gerami
Blitz nevi/tumors are a distinct subset of melanocytic neoplasia which show mixed morphologic features of Spitz and blue nevus. Genomically, most blue nevi have GNAQ or GNA11 mutations while most Spitzoid neoplasms have either an HRAS mutation or translocations involving MET, ROS, BRAF, ALK1, NTRK1, and RET. The criteria used for the assessment of malignancy in blue and Spitzoid lesions are different, and these lesions have different prognostic markers. In this study, we assess the clinical, morphological, and genomic changes in 18 cases of Blitz nevi/tumors to better characterize this subset of neoplasms and determine their optimal genomic classification...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468941/aberrant-caveolin-1-mediated-smad-signaling-and-proliferation-identified-by-analysis-of-adenine-474-deletion-mutation-c-474dela-in-patient-fibroblasts-a-new-perspective-on-the-mechanism-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#14
Glenn Marsboom, Zhenlong Chen, Yang Yuan, Yanmin Zhang, Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi, James E Loyd, Eric D Austin, Roberto F Machado, Richard D Minshall, Jalees Rehman, Asrar B Malik
A heterozygous caveolin-1 c.474delA mutation has been identified in a family with heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This frameshift mutation leads to a caveolin-1 protein that contains all known functional domains but has a change in only the final 20 amino acids of the C-terminus. Here we studied how this mutation alters caveolin-1 function, using patient-derived fibroblasts. Transmission electron microscopy showed that fibroblasts carrying the c.474delA mutation form typical caveolae. Expression of mutated caveolin-1 in caveolin-1-null mouse fibroblasts failed to induce formation of caveolae due to retention of the mutated protein in the endoplasmic reticulum...
May 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445989/tmprss2-erg-gene-fusion-variants-induce-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#15
Leonie Ratz, Mark Laible, Lukasz A Kacprzyk, Stephanie M Wittig-Blaich, Yanis Tolstov, Stefan Duensing, Peter Altevogt, Sabine M Klauck, Holger Sültmann
TMPRSS2:ERG (T/E) gene fusions are present in approximately 50% of all prostate cancer (PCa) cases. The expression of fusion mRNAs from distinct T/E variants is associated with clinicopathological parameters, while the underlying molecular processes remain unclear. We characterized the molecular mechanisms and functional implications caused by doxycycline (Dox)-inducible overexpression of the frequent T/E III and VI fusion variants in LNCaP cells. Induction of T/E expression resulted in increased cellular migratory and invasive potential, and reduced proliferation and accumulation in G1 phase...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427693/a-case-of-cd30-alk1-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-resembling-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis
#16
T Afrantou, K S Natsis, G Papadopoulos, R Lagoudaki, C Poulios, D Mamouli, I Kostopoulos, N Grigoriadis
Central nervous system involvement is an uncommon complication of systemic non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The majority of these cases concern B-cell lymphomas. We report a case of systemic T-cell anaplastic large cell lymphoma CD30+ ALK- with CNS involvement at the time of diagnosis and unusual MRI characteristics resembling acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427181/metformin-inhibits-alk1-mediated-angiogenesis-via-activation-of-ampk
#17
Ying Ying, Takashi Ueta, Shanshan Jiang, Hui Lin, Yuanyuan Wang, Demetrios Vavvas, Rong Wen, Ye-Guang Chen, Zhijun Luo
Anti-VEGF therapy has been proven to be effective in the treatment of pathological angiogenesis. However, therapy resistance often occurs, leading to development of alternative approaches. The present study examines if AMPK negatively regulates ALK1-mediated signaling events and associated angiogenesis. Thus, we treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells with metformin as well as other pharmacological AMPK activators and showed that activation of AMPK inhibited Smad1/5 phosphorylation and tube formation induced by BMP9...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387157/bone-morphogenetic-protein-9-increases-the-functional-expression-of-organic-anion-transporting-polypeptide-1a4-at-the-blood-brain-barrier-via-the-activin-receptor-like-kinase-1-receptor
#18
Wazir Abdullahi, Hrvoje Brzica, Kathryn Ibbotson, Thomas P Davis, Patrick T Ronaldson
Targeting uptake transporters such as organic anion transporting polypeptide 1a4 (Oatp1a4) at the blood-brain barrier (BBB) can facilitate central nervous system (CNS) drug delivery. Effective blood-to-brain drug transport via this strategy requires characterization of mechanisms that modulate BBB transporter expression and/or activity. Here, we show that activation of activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)-1 using bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-9 increases Oatp1a4 protein expression in rat brain microvessels in vivo...
July 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352232/dickkopf-3-upregulates-vegf-in-cultured-human-endothelial-cells-by-activating-activin-receptor-like-kinase-1-alk1-pathway
#19
Carla L Busceti, Simona Marchitti, Franca Bianchi, Paola Di Pietro, Barbara Riozzi, Rosita Stanzione, Milena Cannella, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Massimo Volpe, Francesco Fornai, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Speranza Rubattu
Dkk-3 is a member of the dickkopf protein family of secreted inhibitors of the Wnt pathway, which has been shown to enhance angiogenesis. The mechanism underlying this effect is currently unknown. Here, we used cultured HUVECs to study the involvement of the TGF-β and VEGF on the angiogenic effect of Dkk-3. Addition of hrDkk-3 peptide (1 or 10 ng/ml) to HUVECs for 6 or 12 h enhanced the intracellular and extracellular VEGF protein levels, as assessed by RTPCR, immunoblotting, immunocytochemistry and ELISA...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339142/selective-effects-of-oral-antiangiogenic-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-on-an-animal-model-of-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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Y H Kim, M-J Kim, S-W Choe, D Sprecher, Y J Lee, S P Oh
Essentials Antiangiogenic drugs are indicated as therapies for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. We interrogated the response to four antiangiogenic drugs for anemia and intestinal bleeding. Sorafenib and a pazopanib analog significantly improved while erlotinib worsened anemia. Some oral antiangiogenic drugs were effective in reducing intestinal bleeding. SUMMARY: Background Epistaxis and gastrointestinal (GI) tract hemorrhages are common symptoms of aged hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) patients that result in anemia...
June 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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