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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086938/alpha-enolase-eno1-controls-alpha-v-beta-3-integrin-expression-and-regulates-pancreatic-cancer-adhesion-invasion-and-metastasis
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Moitza Principe, Simone Borgoni, Mariafrancesca Cascione, Michelle Samuel Chattaragada, Sammy Ferri-Borgogno, Michela Capello, Sara Bulfamante, Jennifer Chapelle, Francesca Di Modugno, Paola Defilippi, Paola Nisticò, Paola Cappello, Chiara Riganti, Stefano Leporatti, Francesco Novelli
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) cells, the glycolytic enzyme alpha-enolase (ENO1) also acts as a plasminogen receptor and promotes invasion and metastasis formation. Moreover, ENO1 silencing in PDA cells induces oxidative stress, senescence and profoundly modifies PDA cell metabolism. Although anti-ENO1 antibody inhibits PDA cell migration and invasion, little is known about the role of ENO1 in regulating cell-cell and cell-matrix contacts...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079268/renoprotective-effect-of-hypericum-perforatum-against-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats-insights-in-the-underlying-mechanisms
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Dalia M Abd El Motteleb, Dalia I Abd El Aleem
Oxidative stress and inflammation play a key role in the initiation and progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The present study aimed to investigate the possible protective effect of hypericum perforatum (HP) against DN. Rats were allocated into six groups; control: received normal saline, diabetic untreated (DM): received single dose of streptozotocin (STZ) after injection of nicotinamide (NA), gliclazide: received STZ,NA+ gliclazide (10mg/kg), DM+HP50, DM+HP100, DM+HP200:received STZ,NA and HP 50, 100, 200 mg/kg respectively...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078820/improvement-of-the-in-vivo-cellular-repopulation-of-decellularized-cardiovascular-tissues-by-a-detergent-free-non-proteolytic-actin-disassembling-regimen
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Alexander Assmann, Marc Struß, Franziska Schiffer, Friederike Heidelberg, Hiroshi Munakata, Elena V Timchenko, Pavel E Timchenko, Tim Kaufmann, Khon Huynh, Yukiharu Sugimura, Quentin Leidl, Antonio Pinto, Volker R Stoldt, Artur Lichtenberg, Payam Akhyari
Low immunogenicity and high repopulation capacity are crucial determinants for the functional and structural performance of acellular cardiovascular implants. The present study evaluates a detergent-free, non-proteolytic, actin-disassembling regimen (BIO) for decellularization of heart valve and vessel grafts, particularly focusing on their bio-functionality. Rat aortic conduits (rAoC; n = 89) and porcine aortic valve samples (n = 106) are decellularized using detergents (group DET) or the BIO regimen...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078713/the-novel-mtor-complex-1-2-inhibitor-p529-inhibits-human-lung-myofibroblast-differentiation
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Keith T Ferguson, Elizabeth E Torr, Ksenija Bernau, Jonathan Leet, Davis Sherris, Nathan Sandbo
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive and deadly disorder with very few therapeutic options. Palomid 529 (8-(1-hydroxyethyl)-2-methoxy-3-(4-methoxybenzyloxy)-benzo[c]chromen-6-one; P529) is a novel dual inhibitor of mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1/2 (mTORC1/2). In these studies, we investigated the effect of P529 on TGF-β-dependent signaling and myofibroblast differentiation. TGF-β-induced phosphorylation of the mTORC1 targets, p70 S6 kinase 1 (S6K1) and eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E binding protein 1 (4E-BP1), were both dose dependently inhibited by P529 in human lung fibroblasts with maximal inhibition occurring between 10-20 µM...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077323/high-glucose-down-regulates-microrna-181a-5p-to-increase-pro-fibrotic-genes-expression-by-targeting-early-growth-response-factor-1-in-hk-2-cells
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Ping Xu, Mei-Ping Guan, Jian-Gang Bi, Dan Wang, Zong-Ji Zheng, Yao-Ming Xue
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) plays an important role in the progression of renal fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy (DN). Accumulating evidence supports a crucial effect of early growth response factor 1 (Egr1) on renal fibrosis in DN, but the underlying mechanisms are not entirely clear. Here, we explored the aggravating role of Egr1 and identified microRNA-181a-5p (miR-181a-5p) as an upstream regulator of Egr1 in TIF of DN. We demonstrated that overexpression of Egr1 enhanced, whereas small interfering RNA targeting Egr1 decreased the expressions of transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) and fibrosis-related genes including fibronectin and collagen I in human proximal tubule cell line (HK-2) cells...
January 7, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076935/high-temperature-requirement-a1-and-fibronectin-two-possible-players-in-placental-tissue-remodelling
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G Tossetta, C Avellini, C Licini, S R Giannubilo, M Castellucci, D Marzioni
High temperature requirement A1 (HtrA1) is a secreted protease involved in placental development. Fibronectin (FN) is involved in important process such as wound healing, cell adhesion and spreading, growth, migration, and differentiation. The purpose of this study was to analyse the expression patterns of HtrA1 in relationship to FN and to the key growth zones of placenta such as mesenchymal villi as well as cell islands and cell columns. We demonstrated that FN and HtrA1 are localized in the placental key growth zones suggesting a pivotal role in maintaining the balance among the molecules involved in the placental development and differentiation...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076331/a-short-term-intervention-with-selenium-affects-expression-of-genes-implicated-in-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-prostate
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Dieuwertje E G Kok, Lambertus A L M Kiemeney, Gerald W Verhaegh, Jack A Schalken, Emile N J T van Lin, J P Michiel Sedelaar, J Alfred Witjes, Christina A Hulsbergen-van de Kaa, Pieter Van't Veer, Ellen Kampman, Lydia A Afman
In parallel with the inconsistency in observational studies and chemoprevention trials, the mechanisms by which selenium affects prostate cancer risk have not been elucidated. We conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to examine the effects of a short-term intervention with selenium on gene expression in non-malignant prostate tissue. Twenty-three men received 300 µg selenium per day in the form of selenized yeast (n=12) or a placebo (n=11) during 5 weeks. Prostate biopsies collected from the transition zone before and after intervention were analysed for 15 participants (n=8 selenium, n=7 placebo)...
January 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075443/microrna-expression-signature-and-the-therapeutic-effect-of-the-microrna%C3%A2-21-antagomir-in-hypertrophic-scarring
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Liang Guo, Kai Xu, Hongbo Yan, Haifeng Feng, Tao Wang, Linlin Chai, Guozheng Xu
Hypertrophic scars (HS) area fibroproliferative disorder of the skin, which causes aesthetic and functional impairment. However, the molecular pathogenesis of this disease remains largely unknown and currently no efficient treatment exists. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in a variety of pathophysiological processes, however the role of miRNAs in HS development remains unclear. To investigate the miRNA expression signature of HS, microarray analysis was performed and 152 miRNAs were observed to be differentially expressed in HS tissue compared with normal skin tissues...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075040/n-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline-mediates-the-anti-fibrotic-properties-of-captopril-in-unilateral-ureteric-obstructed-balb-c-mice
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Gary Cw Chan, Hao Jia Wu, Kam Wa Chan, Stella Yiu, Ailis Zou, Xiao Ru Huang, Hui Yao Lan, Kar Neng Lai, Sydney Cw Tang
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) are widely employed to deter the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Besides controlling hypertension and reduction of intra-glomerular pressure, ACEi appear to have anti-fibrotic effects in the renal cortex. N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (Ac-SDKP), an endogenous tetrapeptide that is degraded by ACE, has also been shown to ameliorate the pro-fibrotic phenotype displayed in CKD in our recent study. Whether the anti-fibrotic properties of ACEi are mediated by Ac-SDKP has not been fully investigated...
January 11, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071813/sex-differences-in-tendon-structure-and-function
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Dylan C Sarver, Yalda Ashraf Kharaz, Kristoffer B Sugg, Jonathan P Gumucio, Eithne Comerford, Christopher L Mendias
Tendons play a critical role in the transmission of forces between muscles and bones, and chronic tendon injuries and diseases are among the leading causes of musculoskeletal disability. Little is known about sex-based differences in tendon structure and function. Our objective was to evaluate the mechanical properties, biochemical composition, transcriptome, and cellular activity of plantarflexor tendons from four month old male and female C57BL/6 mice using in vitro biomechanics, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, genome-wide expression profiling, and cell culture techniques...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070911/effects-of-exercise-training-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-skeletal-muscle-and-heart-of-rats-post-myocardial-infarction
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Heow Won Lee, Monir Ahmad, Hong-Wei Wang, Frans H H Leenen
Exercise training post myocardial infarction (MI) attenuates progressive left ventricle (LV) remodeling and dysfunction, but the peripheral stimuli induced by exercise which trigger these beneficial effects are still unclear. We investigated as possible mediators fibronectin type III domain-containing protein 5 (FNDC5) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the skeletal muscle and heart. Male Wistar rats underwent either sham surgery or ligation of left descending coronary artery, and surviving MI rats were allocated to either sedentary (Sed-MI) or exercise group (ExT-MI)...
January 9, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070554/marrow-inspired-matrix-cues-rapidly-affect-early-fate-decisions-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Ji Sun Choi, Brendan A C Harley
Hematopoiesis is the physiological process where hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) continuously generate the body's complement of blood and immune cells within unique regions of the bone marrow termed niches. Although previous investigations have revealed gradients in cellular and extracellular matrix (ECM) content across the marrow, and matrix elasticity and ligand type are believed to be strong regulators of stem cell fate, the impact of biophysical signals on HSC response is poorly understood. Using marrow-inspired ECM ligand-coated polyacrylamide substrates that present defined stiffness and matrix ligand cues, we demonstrate that the interplay between integrin engagement and myosin II activation processes affects the morphology, proliferation, and myeloid lineage specification of primary murine HSCs within 24 hours ex vivo...
January 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069661/bimodal-dynamics-of-granular-organelles-in-primary-renin-expressing-cells-revealed-using-tirf-microscopy
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Charlotte Buckley, Alison R Dun, Audrey Peter, Christopher Bellamy, Kenneth W Gross, Rory R Duncan, John J Mullins
Renin is the initiator and rate-limiting factor in the renin-angiotensin blood pressure regulation system. Although renin is not exclusively produced in the kidney, in nonmurine species the synthesis and secretion of the active circulatory enzyme is confined almost exclusively to the dense core granules of juxtaglomerular (JG) cells, where prorenin is processed and stored for release via a regulated pathway. Despite its importance, the structural organization and regulation of granules within these cells is not well understood, in part due to the difficulty in culturing primary JG cells in vitro and the lack of appropriate cell lines...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069507/a-highly-versatile-adaptor-protein-for-the-tethering-of-growth-factors-to-gelatin-based-biomaterials
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Cyril Addi, Frédéric Murschel, Benoît Liberelle, Nesrine Riahi, Gregory De Crescenzo
: In the field of tissue engineering, the tethering of growth factors to tissue scaffolds in an oriented manner can enhance their activity and increase their half-life. We chose to investigate the capture of the basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF) and the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) on a gelatin layer, as a model for the functionalization of collagen-based biomaterials. Our strategy relies on the use of two high affinity interactions, that is, the one between two distinct coil peptides as well as the one occurring between a collagen-binding domain (CBD) and gelatin...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069057/bacterial-serine-protease-htra-as-a-promising-new-target-for-antimicrobial-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Silja Wessler, Gisbert Schneider, Steffen Backert
Recent studies have demonstrated that the bacterial chaperone and serine protease high temperature requirement A (HtrA) is closely associated with the establishment and progression of several infectious diseases. HtrA activity enhances bacterial survival under stress conditions, but also has direct effects on functions of the cell adhesion protein E-cadherin and extracellular matrix proteins, including fibronectin and proteoglycans. Although HtrA cannot be considered as a pathogenic factor per se, it exhibits favorable characteristics making HtrA a potentially attractive drug target to combat various bacterial infections...
January 10, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068594/prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-from-the-french-college-of-gynaecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
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REVIEW
Loïc Sentilhes, Marie-Victoire Sénat, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Elie Azria, Guillaume Benoist, Julie Blanc, Gilles Brabant, Florence Bretelle, Stéphanie Brun, Muriel Doret, Chantal Ducroux-Schouwey, Anne Evrard, Gilles Kayem, Emeline Maisonneuve, Louis Marcellin, Stéphane Marret, Nicolas Mottet, Sabine Paysant, Didier Riethmuller, Patrick Rozenberg, Thomas Schmitz, Héloïse Torchin, Bruno Langer
In France, 60,000 neonates are born preterm every year (7.4%), half of them after the spontaneous onset of labor. Among preventable risk factors of spontaneous prematurity, only cessation of smoking is associated with decreased prematurity (level of evidence [LE]1). It is therefore recommended (Grade A). Routine screening and treatment of vaginal bacteriosis is not recommended in the general population (Grade A). The only population for which vaginal progesterone is recommended is that comprising asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies, no history of preterm delivery, and a short cervix at 16-24 weeks of gestation (Grade B)...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068412/a-comparison-of-gene-expression-profiles-between-glucocorticoid-responder-and-non-responder-bovine-trabecular-meshwork-cells-using-rna-sequencing
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Jaclyn Y Bermudez, Hannah C Webber, Bartley Brown, Terry A Braun, Abbot F Clark, Weiming Mao
The most common ocular side effect of glucocorticoid (GC) therapy is GC-induced ocular hypertension (OHT) and GC-induced glaucoma (GIG). GC-induced OHT occurs in about 40% of the general population, while the other 60% are resistant. This study aims to determine the genes and pathways involved in differential GC responsiveness in the trabecular meshwork (TM). Using paired bovine eyes, one eye was perfusion-cultured with 100nM dexamethasone (DEX), while the fellow eye was used to establish a bovine TM (BTM) cell strain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066800/cd36-deficiency-impairs-the-small-intestinal-barrier-and-induces-subclinical-inflammation-in-mice
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Vincenza Cifarelli, Stoyan Ivanov, Yan Xie, Ni-Huiping Son, Brian T Saunders, Terri A Pietka, Trevor M Shew, Jun Yoshino, Sinju Sundaresan, Nicholas O Davidson, Ira J Goldberg, Andrew E Gelman, Bernd H Zinselmeyer, Gwendalyn J Randolph, Nada A Abumrad
BACKGROUND & AIMS: CD36 has immuno-metabolic actions and is abundant in the small intestine on epithelial, endothelial and immune cells. We examined the role of CD36 in gut homeostasis using mice null for CD36 (CD36KO) and with CD36 deletion specific to enterocytes (Ent-CD36KO) or endothelial cells (EC-CD36KO). METHODS: Intestinal morphology was evaluated using immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy (EM). Intestinal inflammation was determined from neutrophil infiltration and expression of cytokines, toll-like receptors and COX-2...
January 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064471/vasohibin-2-is-required-for-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-by-modulating-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Rie Norita, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yutaka Furutani, Kazuki Takahashi, Yasuhiro Yoshimatsu, Katarzyna A Podyma-Inoue, Tetsuro Watabe, Yasufumi Sato
Vasohibin-2 (VASH2) is a homologue of VASH1, an endothelium-derived angiogenesis inhibitor. VASH2 is mainly expressed in cancer cells, and has been implicated in the progression of cancer by inducing angiogenesis and tumor growth. While VASH2 has been recently reported to be involved in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), its precise roles are obscure. The aim of the present study was to clarify the role of VASH2 in the EMT of cancer cells in relation to TGF-β signaling, which is a major stimulator of the EMT...
January 8, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063410/the-impact-of-different-extracellular-matrices-on-melatonin-effect-in-proliferation-and-stemness-properties-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Maryam Akbarzadeh, Reza Rahbarghazi, Elahe Nabat, Ali Akbar Movassaghpour, Daruish Shanehbandi, Behnaz Faramarzian Azimi Maragheh, Danial Matluobi, Balal Barazvan, Masoume Kazemi, Nasser Samadi, Mohammad Nouri
AIM: Endogenous melatonin has numerous physiological roles on modulating the function of different organs. Recent studies revealed oncostatic and protective effects of this molecule on tumor development. In this study, we examined the impact of melatonin and key underlying mechanisms on stemness, morphology, invasiveness and viability of SKOV3 ovarian cancer cells in different types of extracellular matrix. METHODS: Cell viability was evaluated by MTT Assay. Colony-forming assay was performed by seeding 4×10(3) cells on different matrices in six well-plate...
January 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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