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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938611/dickkopf-1-induces-angiogenesis-via-vegf-receptor-2-regulation-independent-of-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Sung Hoon Choi, Hyemi Kim, Hyun Gyu Lee, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Seung Up Kim
Tumor angiogenesis is essential for invasive tumor growth and metastasis. Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1), an antagonist of Wnt signaling, participates in tumor development and progression. We evaluated whether DKK-1 stimulation induces angiogenesis and the endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EnMT). Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were stimulated with recombinant DKK-1 (rDDK-1) or conditioned medium from a culture of DKK-1-transfected 293 cells. Following stimulation, the expression levels of angiogenesis-related factors and EnMT related markers were determined by immunoblot assays...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938524/microrna-384-represses-the-growth-and-invasion-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-targeting-astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-wnt-signaling
#2
Na Fan, Jin Zhang, Chuantao Cheng, Xinwu Zhang, Jie Feng, Ranran Kong
Dysregulation of microRNA (miRNA) expression is a critical event in the development and progression of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). miR-384 has been identified as a novel cancer-related miRNA in numerous cancers, but little is known about its role and functional mechanism in NSCLC. In this study, we found that miR-384 was significantly downregulated in NSCLC tissues and cell lines. The overexpression of miR-384 repressed the growth and invasion of NSCLC cells, whereas its suppression showed the opposite effect...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938467/testis-determination-requires-a-specific-fgfr2-isoform-to-repress-foxl2
#3
Stefan Bagheri-Fam, Anthony D Bird, Liang Zhao, Janelle M Ryan, Meiyun Yong, Dagmar Wilhelm, Peter Koopman, Jacob V Eswarakumar, Vincent R Harley
Male sex determination in mammals relies on SRY-mediated up-regulation of SOX9 expression in XY gonads, whereas WNT/RSPO signalling and FOXL2 drive female sex determination in XX gonads. FGF9-signalling ensures sustained SOX9 expression through repression of one of the ovarian pathways (WNT signalling), while the significance of FGF-mediated repression of the FOXL2 pathway has not been studied. Previously, we demonstrated that FGFR2 is the receptor for FGF9 in the XY gonad. Whether a specific isoform (FGFR2b or FGFR2c) is required was puzzling...
September 11, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938441/canonical-wnt-signaling-regulates-the-pituitary-organizer-and-pituitary-gland-formation
#4
Allison M Osmundsen, Jessica L Keisler, M Mark Taketo, Shannon W Davis
The pituitary organizer is a domain within the ventral diencephalon that expresses Bmp4, Fgf8, and Fgf10, which induces the formation of the pituitary precursor, Rathke's pouch, from the oral ectoderm. The WNT signaling pathway regulates this pituitary organizer such that loss of Wnt5a leads to an expansion of the pituitary organizer and an enlargement of Rathke's pouch. WNT signaling is classified into canonical signaling, which is mediated by β-CATENIN, and non-canonical signaling, which operates independently of β-CATENIN...
August 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938435/the-role-of-sequential-bmp-signaling-in-directing-human-embryonic-stem-cells-to-bipotential-gonadal-cells
#5
Kirsi Sepponen, Karolina Lundin, Katri Knuus, Pia Väyrynen, Taneli Raivio, Juha S Tapanainen, Timo Tuuri
Context: Human gonads arise as a pair of epithelial ridges on the surface of intermediate mesoderm (IM)-derived mesonephros. Toxic environmental factors and mutations in various genes are known to disturb normal gonadal development, but due to a lack of suitable in vitro models, detailed studies characterizing the molecular basis of the observed defects have not been performed. Objective: Our objective was to establish an in vitro method for studying differentiation of bipotential gonadal progenitors using human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), and to investigate the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) in gonadal differentiation...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935636/wnt-signaling-and-podocyte-dysfunction-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#6
REVIEW
Madhura Bose, Sadia Almas, Sharma Prabhakar
Nephropathy is a major microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus and often leads to terminal renal failure in addition to contributing significantly to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Despite continuous advances, the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy remains poorly understood. Recent studies have underscored the significance of structural and functional changes in podocytes in the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy. The role of podocytes in health and diabetic nephropathy and abnormalities including podocyte hypertrophy, effacement, and apoptosis, and a detailed discussion on the role played by the Wnt-β-catenin signaling pathway in podocyte injury and dysfunction are the focus of this review...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935467/reciprocal-role-of-sirt6-and-hexokinase-2-in-the-regulation-of-autophagy-driven-monocyte-differentiation
#7
Ankita Singh, Ellora Sen
Emerging evidences suggest the impact of autophagy on differentiation but the underlying molecular links between metabolic restructuring and autophagy during monocyte differentiation remain elusive. An increase in PPARγ, HK2 and SIRT6 expression was observed upon PMA induced monocyte differentiation. While PPARγ positively regulated HK2 and SIRT6 expression, the latter served as a negative regulator of HK2. Changes in expression of these metabolic modelers were accompanied by decreased glucose uptake and increase in Chibby, a potent antagonist of β-catenin/Wnt pathway...
September 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934500/a-synthetic-dna-binding-inhibitor-of-sox2-guides-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-differentiate-into-mesoderm
#8
Junichi Taniguchi, Ganesh N Pandian, Takuya Hidaka, Kaori Hashiya, Toshikazu Bando, Kyeong Kyu Kim, Hiroshi Sugiyama
Targeted differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) using only chemicals would have value-added clinical potential in the regeneration of complex cell types including cardiomyocytes. Despite the availability of several chemical inhibitors targeting proteins involved in signaling pathways, no bioactive synthetic DNA-binding inhibitors, targeting key cell fate-controlling genes such as SOX2, are yet available. Here, we demonstrate a novel DNA-based chemical approach to guide the differentiation of hiPSCs using pyrrole-imidazole polyamides (PIPs), which are sequence-selective DNA-binding synthetic molecules...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932534/wwc3-the-bridge-linking-hippo-and-wnt-pathways-in-lung-cancer
#9
EDITORIAL
Chunlin Ou, Xiayu Li, Guiyuan Li, Jian Ma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931883/high-throughput-targeted-screening-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-identifies-wnt-inhibiting-activities-in-pacific-brittle-stars
#10
Artem Blagodatski, Vsevolod Cherepanov, Alexey Koval, Vladimir I Kharlamenko, Yuri S Khotimchenko, Vladimir L Katanaev
Pro-proliferative oncogenic signaling is one of the hallmarks of cancer. Specific targeting of such signaling pathways is one of the main approaches to modern anti-cancer drug discovery, as opposed to more traditional search for general cytotoxic agents. Natural products, especially from marine sources, represent a largely untapped source of chemical diversity, which so far have mostly been screened for cytotoxicity. Here we present a pioneering pipeline of high-throughput screening of marine-based activities targeted against the Wnt signaling pathway, which is one of the key factors in oncogenic transformation, growth and metastasis in different cancers, including the devastating triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) currently lacking any targeted therapies...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931847/excessive-activation-of-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-interactively-suppresses-the-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-induces-sanfh-in-sd-rats
#11
Junpeng Pei, Lihong Fan, Kai Nan, Jia Li, Zhibin Shi, Xiaoqian Dang, Kunzheng Wang
Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) interactively affects the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and is closely related to different diseases. However, such crosstalk effect in steroid-associated necrosis of femoral head (SANFH) has not been fully explored and evaluated. In this study, early-stage SANFH was induced by two doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 2 mg/kg/day) and three doses of methylprednisolone (MPS, 40 mg/kg/day). LPS and pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) were administered to activate the TLR4/NF-κB pathway and selectively block the activation of NF-κB, respectively...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929469/chondrocyte-expansion-is-associated-with-loss-of-primary-cilia-and-disrupted-hedgehog-signalling
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C L Thompson, J C Plant, A K Wann, C L Bishop, P Novak, H M Mitchison, P L Beales, J P Chapple, M M Knight
Tissue engineering-based therapies targeting cartilage diseases, such as osteoarthritis, require in vitro expansion of articular chondrocytes. A major obstacle for these therapies is the dedifferentiation and loss of phenotype accompanying chondrocyte expansion. Recent studies suggest that manipulation of hedgehog signalling may be used to promote chondrocyte re-differentiation. Hedgehog signalling requires the primary cilium, a microtubule-based signalling compartment, the integrity of which is linked to the cytoskeleton...
September 20, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929374/inhibition-of-gsk-3%C3%AE-activation-protects-sd-rat-retina-against-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-induced-degeneration-by-modulating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#13
Baoying Wang, Chenghu Hu, Xiaobei Yang, Fangying Du, Yan Feng, Hongbo Li, Chunhui Zhu, Xiaorui Yu
Retinal degenerative diseases are characterized by photoreceptor cell loss. Photoreceptor cell loss leading to retinal degeneration can be induced by N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU), which was widely used to mimic the pathology. However, the mechanism by which MNU induces photoreceptor cell loss is still largely unknown. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (p-GSK-3β) is a potent mediator of MNU-induced retinal degeneration and how p-GSK-3β affects the process...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929082/endocrine-therapy-of-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-cells-early-differential-effects-on-stem-cell-markers
#14
Euphemia Y Leung, Marjan E Askarian-Amiri, Debina Sarkar, Carole Ferraro-Peyret, Wayne R Joseph, Graeme J Finlay, Bruce C Baguley
INTRODUCTION: Endocrine therapy of breast cancer, which either deprives cancer tissue of estrogen or prevents estrogen pathway signaling, is the most common treatment after surgery and radiotherapy. We have previously shown for the estrogen-responsive MCF-7 cell line that exposure to tamoxifen, or deprivation of estrogen, leads initially to inhibition of cell proliferation, followed after several months by the emergence of resistant sub-lines that are phenotypically different from the parental line...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928827/inhibition-of-c-myc-expression-accounts-for-an-increase-in-the-number-of-multinucleated-cells-in-human-cervical-epithelial-cells
#15
Feng Mei Cui, Xiu Jin Sun, Cheng Cheng Huang, Qiu Chen, Yong Ming He, Shi Meng Zhang, Hua Guan, Man Song, Ping Kun Zhou, Jun Hou
The present study aimed to explore the mechanisms by which c-Myc is involved in mitotic catastrophe. HeLa-630 is a cell line stably silenced for c-Myc expression that was established in the laboratory of the School of Radiation Medicine and Protection. Multinucleated cells were observed in this line, and gene expression analysis was utilized to examine differences in gene expression in these cells compared with in the control cells transfected with the control plasmid. Gene ontology analysis was performed for differentially expressed genes...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928654/adenosine-receptor-stimulation-improves-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-in-a-rat-model
#16
Gabriele Pizzino, Natasha Irrera, Federica Galfo, Giacomo Oteri, Marco Atteritano, Giovanni Pallio, Federica Mannino, Angelica D'Amore, Enrica Pellegrino, Federica Aliquò, Giuseppe P Anastasi, Giuseppina Cutroneo, Francesco Squadrito, Domenica Altavilla, Alessandra Bitto
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO) is a secondary cause of bone loss. Bisphosphonates approved for GIO, might induce jaw osteonecrosis; thus additional therapeutics are required. Adenosine receptor agonists are positive regulators of bone remodeling, thus the efficacy of adenosine receptor stimulation for treating GIO was tested. In a preventive study GIO was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by methylprednisolone (MP) for 60 days. Animals were randomly assigned to receive polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), an adenosine A2 receptor agonist, or PDRN and DMPX (3,7-dimethyl-1-propargylxanthine, an A2 antagonist), or vehicle (0...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928542/developmental-contribution-of-wnt-signal-responsive-cells-to-mouse-reproductive-tract-formation
#17
Ryuma Haraguchi, Riko Kitazawa, Aki Murashima, Gen Yamada, Sohei Kitazawa
In mammals, the müllerian duct (MD) is an embryonic tubular structure that gives rise to the female reproductive tract (FRT). The MD originates from the coelomic epithelium (CoE) and takes on a rostral to caudal shape to establish the primary structure of the FRT under the regulation of morphogenetic signals. During these developmental processes, the MD and its derivatives require proper regulation of the Wnt-signaling-pathway. Here, to investigate the developmental contribution of FRT primordia under the influence of the Wnt-signaling, genetic lineage tracing was carried out using TopCreER/Rosa-LacZ mice to follow the fate of Wnt-signal-responsive cells during reproductive tract formation...
August 25, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928248/carbonic-anhydrase-iii-protects-osteocytes-from-oxidative-stress
#18
Chao Shi, Yuhei Uda, Christopher Dedic, Ehab Azab, Ningyuan Sun, Amira I Hussein, Christopher A Petty, Keertik Fulzele, Maria C Mitterberger-Vogt, Werner Zwerschke, Renata Pereira, Kunzheng Wang, Paola Divieti Pajevic
Osteocytes are master orchestrators of bone remodeling; they control osteoblast and osteoclast activities both directly via cell-to-cell communication and indirectly via secreted factors, and they are the main postnatal source of sclerostin and RANKL (receptor activator of NF-kB ligand), two regulators of osteoblast and osteoclast function. Despite progress in understanding osteocyte biology and function, much remains to be elucidated. Recently developed osteocytic cell lines-together with new genome editing tools-has allowed a closer look at the biology and molecular makeup of these cells...
September 19, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927523/%C3%AE-eta-catenin-n-terminal-domain-an-enigmatic-region-prone-to-cancer-causing-mutations
#19
REVIEW
Mohd Saleem Dar, Paramjeet Singh, Riyaz A Mir, Mohd Jamal Dar
The Wnt/β-catenin is a highly conserved signaling pathway involved in cell fate decisions during various stages of development. Dysregulation of canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling has been associated with various diseases including cancer. β-Catenin, the central component of canonical Wnt signaling pathway, is a multi-functional protein playing both structural and signaling roles. β-Catenin is composed of three distinct domains: N-terminal domain, C-terminal domain and a central armadillo repeat domain. N-terminal domain of β-catenin harbours almost all of the cancer causing mutations, thus deciphering its critical structural and functional roles offers great potential in cancer detection and therapy...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927149/microrna-552-promotes-tumor-cell-proliferation-and-migration-by-directly-targeting-dach1-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in-colorectal-cancer
#20
Jia Cao, Xiu-Rui Yan, Ting Liu, Xue-Bo Han, Jing-Jing Yu, Shi-Hai Liu, Li-Bin Wang
The purpose of the present study was to analyze the crucial role of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) involved in the proliferation and migration of colorectal cancer (CRC) and to investigate their underlying mechanisms. The present study discusses the expression and function of miR-552 in CRC. The expression level of miR-552 in CRC cells and tissues was observed, and it was suggested that the high expression of miR-552 accelerated the proliferation and migration of CRC cells in vitro. Notably, a result of the present study was that the cell fate determination factor Dachshund family transcription factor 1 (DACH1) was identified as a direct target of miR-552...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
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