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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712397/-stem-cell-factor-enhances-invasive-ability-of-bxpc-3-cells-via-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-hif-1%C3%AE
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Min Zhang, Kang Guo, Qiong Li, Yunjian Wang, Ling Zhang, Tao He, Baishun Wan, Xiaoqian Wang
Objective To investigate the effect of stem cell factor (SCF)/c-KIT system on the invasion of BxPC-3 pancreatic cancer cells and the role of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α) in this effect. Methods BxPC-3 cells were cultured in normoxia and hypoxia. The cells cultured in normoxia were treated with SCF. Real-time quantitative PCR and Western blotting were used to investigate the expressions of HIF-1α mRNA and protein, respectively. Small interference RNA of HIF-1α (siHIF-1α) was designed and synthesized, and then transfected into BxPC-3 cells...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709490/serum-levels-of-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-supar-as-a-marker-of-tuberculosis-treatment-efficacy
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V Indumati, V Vijay, D Krishnaswamy, V Rajeshwari, A Ramesh, D Shantala, A Shilpa
BACKGROUND: Upon diagnosis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis patients are treated for TB for a period of 6-9 months. At present, there exists very little indication of the efficacy of the particular treatment. A few previous studies have shown that soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (SuPAR) may be used as treatment efficacy marker. SuPAR is a cellular receptor for serine protease urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA). Bacterial endotoxins and cytokines of the innate immune system stimulate the secretion of uPA in monocytes & neutrophils...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708523/timing-of-transcriptomic-and-proteomic-changes-in-the-bovine-placentome-after-parturition
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Anthony K McNeel, Jeff D Ondrak, Olivia L Amundson, Tara H Fountain, Elane C Wright, Katherine J Whitman, Carol G Chitko-McKown, Shuna A Jones, Chadwick C Chase, Robert A Cushman
Proper post-partum reproductive performance is important for reproductive efficiency in beef cows, and dystocia decreases post-partum fertility. Crossbred beef cows (n = 1676) were evaluated for lifetime performance based on degree of dystocia at presentation of the first calf. Cows that experienced moderate or severe dystocia produced fewer calves during their productive life (P < 0.01). The exact mechanism is unclear, but may be due to the contributions of dystocia to abnormal placental separation...
May 27, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693180/soluble-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-and-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-contribute-to-chemoresistance-in-leukemia
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Hong Guo, Lan-Xia Zhou, Haizhen Ma, Bei Liu, Juan Cheng, Yun-Yun Ma, Li Zhao
The soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) and the urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) have been proposed as useful biomarkers of tumor progression. Recently, suPAR was associated with chemoresistance in lung cancer. However, its clinical significance in leukemia has not previously been investigated. The present study examined the plasma levels of suPAR and the expression of the uPAR on bone marrow (BM) cells in 86 patients with leukemia at diagnosis prior to chemotherapy and 26 normal subjects (control group)...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686711/co-ordinated-spatial-propagation-of-blood-plasma-clotting-and-fibrinolytic-fronts
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Ansar S Zhalyalov, Mikhail A Panteleev, Marina A Gracheva, Fazoil I Ataullakhanov, Alexey M Shibeko
Fibrinolysis is a cascade of proteolytic reactions occurring in blood and soft tissues, which functions to disintegrate fibrin clots when they are no more needed. In order to elucidate its regulation in space and time, fibrinolysis was investigated using an in vitro reaction-diffusion experimental model of blood clot formation and dissolution. Clotting was activated by a surface with immobilized tissue factor in a thin layer of recalcified blood plasma supplemented with tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), urokinase plasminogen activator or streptokinase...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683586/vitronectin-regulates-the-fibrinolytic-system-during-the-repair-of-cerebral-cortex-in-stab-wounded-mice
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Kei Hashimoto, Natsumi Ikeda, Mari Nakashima, Hiroko Ikeshima-Kataoka, Yasunori Miyamoto
Vitronectin (VN), one of the serum proteins, is known to be involved in the regulation of blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, and cell migration. It has been proposed that the regulation of fibrinolysis by VN promotes the blood brain barrier (BBB) recovery from brain injuries such as traumatic injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage. However, the effects of VN on fibrinolysis in the injured brain remain unclear. Here, we examined the effects of VN on the fibrinolytic system in the stab-wounded cerebral cortex of VN-knockout (KO) mice...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679779/molecular-effects-of-stromal-selective-targeting-by-upar-retargeted-oncolytic-virus-in-breast-cancer
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Yuqi Jing, Valery Chavez, Yuguang Ban, Nicolas Acquavella, Dorraya El-Ashry, Alexey Pronin, Xi Chen, Jaime R Merchan
The tumor microenvironment (TME) is a relevant target for novel biological therapies. MV-m-uPA and MV-h-uPA are fully retargeted, species-specific, oncolytic measles viruses (MVs) directed against murine or human urokinase receptor (PLAUR/uPAR), expressed in tumor and stromal cells. The effects of stromal selective targeting by uPAR retargeted MVs were investigated. In vitro infection, virus-induced GFP expression and cytotoxicity by MV-h-uPA and MV-m-uPA were demonstrated in human and murine cancer cells and cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in a species-specific manner...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656379/physiology-and-pathophysiology-of-the-plasminogen-system-in-the-kidney
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Per Svenningsen, Gitte Rye Hinrichs, Rikke Zachar, Rikke Ydegaard, Boye L Jensen
The plasminogen system is important for fibrinolysis in addition to tissue remodeling and inflammation with significance for kidney disease. The system consists of the circulating zymogen plasminogen (Plg) and the tissue- and urokinase-type plasminogen activators, tPA and uPA, expressed in the glomeruli, endothelium and tubular epithelium, respectively, and the inhibitors α2-antiplasmin and plasminogen activator inhibitor-type1, PAI-1. Plasminogen is activated by surface receptors, some with renal expression: urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR), plasminogen receptor KT (Plg-RKT), and tPA, most evident in the endothelium...
June 27, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643742/in-vitro-activity-of-probiotic-lactobacillus-reuteri-against-gastric-cancer-progression-by-downregulation-of-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-gene-expression
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Bahareh Sadat Rasouli, Ali Ghadimi-Darsajini, Reza Nekouian, Gholam-Reza Iragian
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer death, and most patients represent metastatic phenotype at the time of diagnosis. Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) system is well known for its critical roles in cancer cells invasion since uPA/uPA receptor (uPAR) overexpresses in several cancers. Subsequently, suppression of uPA/uPAR gene expression improves patients overall survival and prevents cancer progression. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to investigate possible effects of live Lactobacillus reuteri as a probiotic in inhibition of GC cells proliferation and invasion...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632880/the-urokinase-receptor-derived-peptide-uparant-recovers-dysfunctional-electroretinogram-and-blood-retinal-barrier-leakage-in-a-rat-model-of-diabetes
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Maurizio Cammalleri, Filippo Locri, Stefania Marsili, Massimo Dal Monte, Claudio Pisano, Angelo Mancinelli, Liliana Lista, Dario Rusciano, Mario De Rosa, Vincenzo Pavone, Paola Bagnoli
Purpose: The activation of the urokinase-type plasminogen activator and its receptor system is associated with retinal diseases. Among peptide inhibitors of this system, UPARANT acts by preventing the onset of pathologic signs of neovascular ocular diseases. We investigated whether systemic UPARANT may act in a therapeutic regimen by suppressing the retinal damage that characterizes diabetic retinopathy using a rat model of streptozotocin-induced diabetes. Methods: In healthy rats, plasma, eye, and retina concentrations of UPARANT were evaluated by mass spectrometry...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627240/quercetin-has-antimetastatic-effects-on-gastric-cancer-cells-via-the-interruption-of-upa-upar-function-by-modulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pkc-%C3%AE-erk1-2-and-ampk%C3%AE
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Hai Li, Chen Chen
Gastric cancer (GC) is a malignancy with few effective treatment options after metastasis occurs. Quercetin (Qu) intake has been associated with reduced incidence and slow development of GC, probably due to its anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects, but it is unclear whether Qu can inhibit the metastatic activity. The urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA)/uPA receptor (uPAR) system plays an important role in cancer metastasis. In this study, we measured both uPA activity and uPAR expression in GC and pericarcinous tissues, and we investigated the correlation between uPAR expression and the migratory and invasive activities of various GC cell lines...
March 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623638/urokinase-containing-locking-solution-in-the-prevention-of-dialysis-catheter-dysfunction-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Florence Bonkain, Freya Van Hulle, Peter Janssens, Concetta Catalano, Mandelina Allamani, Jean-Claude Stolear, Dominique Vandervelde, Mark Libertalis, Serge Treille, Marie M Couttenye, Annemie Dhondt, Wim Van Biesen, Jean François Fils, Christian Tielemans, Karl M Wissing
INTRODUCTION: The prophylactic use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator once weekly reduces the incidence rate of tunneled cuffed catheter (TCC) malfunction and bacteremia as compared to the exclusive use of heparin as locking solution. Restricting the use of prophylactic thrombolytic agents to patients with a history of thrombotic TCC malfunction could be more cost effective. We conduct a multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial and test the hypothesis that weekly use of urokinase lock will reduce the incidence of thrombotic malfunction by 50% in prevalent hemodialysis patients with a history of thrombotic malfunction...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595175/untreated-psoriasis-impairs-male-fertility-a-case-control-study
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Giacomo Caldarola, Domenico Milardi, Giuseppe Grande, Andrea Quercia, Silvia Baroni, Renato Morelli, Riccardo Marana, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Clara De Simone, Ketty Peris
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence indicates that a systemic state of inflammation may impair fertility, but data about psoriatic males are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess gonadal function in psoriatic males implementing our knowledge about fertility in these subjects. METHODS: Male psoriatic patients, aged between 18 and 55 years, and a group of healthy subjects matched for age, BMI and geographic origin were enrolled. All subjects underwent a complete physical and andrological examination, standard semen analysis, complete microbiological analysis and ultrasound evaluation of sexual glands...
June 9, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560690/extrarenal-determinants-of-kidney-filter-function
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REVIEW
Eunsil Hahm, Vasil Peev, Jochen Reiser
The kidney is an organ involved in cross talk with many human organs. The link between the immune system and the kidney has been studied in some detail, although data precisely elucidating their interaction are sparse, in particular with regard to the function of the kidney filter apparatus. Current research suggests that an understanding of the impairment of this cross talk between the bone marrow, as a fundament of the immune system and the kidney will provide meaningful insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms of impaired kidney filter function...
July 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545187/enterolactone-suppresses-proliferation-migration-and-metastasis-of-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-through-inhibition-of-upa-induced-plasmin-activation-and-mmps-mediated-ecm-remodeling
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Aniket V Mali, Asavari A Joshi, Mahabaleshwar V Hegde, Shivajirao S Kadam
Background: To enhance their own survival, tumor cells can manipulate their microenvironment through remodeling of the extra cellular matrix (ECM). The urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) system catalyzes plasmin production which further mediates activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and plays an important role in breast cancer invasion and metastasis through ECM remodeling. This provides a potential target for therapeutic intervention of breast cancer treatment. Enterolactone (EL) is derived from dietary flax lignans in the human body and is known to have anti-breast cancer activity...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533492/anti-tumor-activity-of-anthrax-toxin-variants-that-form-a-functional-translocation-pore-by-intermolecular-complementation
#16
Shihui Liu, Qian Ma, Rasem Fattah, Thomas H Bugge, Stephen H Leppla
Anthrax lethal toxin is a typical A-B type protein toxin secreted by Bacillus anthracis. Lethal factor (LF) is the catalytic A-subunit, a metalloprotease having MEKs as targets. LF relies on the cell-binding B-subunit, protective antigen (PA), to gain entry into the cytosol of target cells. PA binds to cell surface toxin receptors and is activated by furin protease to form an LF-binding-competent oligomer-PA pre-pore, which converts to a functional protein-conductive pore in the acidic endocytic vesicles, allowing translocation of LF into the cytosol...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529645/tumor-penetrating-theranostic-nanoparticles-for-enhancement-of-targeted-and-image-guided-drug-delivery-into-peritoneal-tumors-following-intraperitoneal-delivery
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Ning Gao, Erica N Bozeman, Weiping Qian, Liya Wang, Hongyu Chen, Malgorzata Lipowska, Charles A Staley, Y Andrew Wang, Hui Mao, Lily Yang
The major obstacles in intraperitoneal (i.p.) chemotherapy of peritoneal tumors are fast absorption of drugs into the blood circulation, local and systemic toxicities, inadequate drug penetration into large tumors, and drug resistance. Targeted theranostic nanoparticles offer an opportunity to enhance the efficacy of i.p. therapy by increasing intratumoral drug delivery to overcome resistance, mediating image-guided drug delivery, and reducing systemic toxicity. Herein we report that i.p. delivery of urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) targeted magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) led to intratumoral accumulation of 17% of total injected nanoparticles in an orthotopic mouse pancreatic cancer model, which was three-fold higher compared with intravenous delivery...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524122/-a-plasminogen-regulation-system-in-brain-tumors
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O I Kit, E M Frantsiyants, L S Kozlova, E E Rostorguev, I V Balyazin-Parfenov, Yu A Pogorelova
INTRODUCTION: Tumor progression and neovascularization during malignant processes are believed to be associated with plasminogen activators and the PAI-1 inhibitor, but their role and interactions in various types of brain tumors have been studied insufficiently. AIM: To conduct a comparative study of plasminogen regulation in optic nerve sheath meningiomas, glioblastomas, and brain metastases of breast cancer, as well as in perifocal tissues surrounding the tumors...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520219/plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-type-1-as-a-regulator-of-fibrosis
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Reyhaneh Rabieian, Maryam Boshtam, Mahshid Zareei, Shirin Kouhpayeh, Aria Masoudifar, Hamed Mirzaei
Fibrosis is known as a frequent and irreversible pathological condition which is associated with organ failure. Tissue fibrosis is a central process in a variety of chronic progressive diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and persistent inflammation. This state could contribute to chronic injury and the initiation of tissue repair. Fibrotic disorders represent abnormal wound healing with defective matrix turnover and clearance that lead to excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix components. A variety of identified growth factors, cytokines, and persistently activated myofibroblasts have critical roles in the pathogenesis of fibrosis...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479088/ultrasound-and-intra-clot-microbubbles-enhanced-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Shunji Gao, Qiong Zhu, MengJiao Guo, Yuan Gao, Xiaoxiao Dong, Zhong Chen, Zheng Liu, Feng Xie
Insufficient penetration of microbubbles (MBs) into the vessel-obstructing thrombi significantly reduces the effectiveness of ultrasound thrombolysis (UT). The widely performed catheter-directed therapy (CDT) makes it possible to increase the local concentration of MBs in the clot. In an occluded vessel with a bypass, treatment of fresh human whole blood clots with CDT-based UT (intra-clot injection of MBs and urokinase, with ultrasound exposure) resulted in a significantly higher percentage of weight loss (35...
May 4, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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