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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346724/structural-and-biophysical-characterization-of-human-extl3-domain-organisation-glycosylation-and-solution-structure
#1
Wael Awad, Sven Kjellstrom, Gabriel Svensson Birkedal, Katrin Mani, Derek Thomas Logan
Heparan sulfate proteoglycans are proteins substituted with one or more heparan sulfate (HS) polysaccharides, found in abundance at cell surfaces. HS chains influence the activity of many biologically important molecules involved in cellular communication and signaling. The exostosin (EXT) proteins are glycosyltransferases in the Golgi apparatus that assemble HS chains on HSPGs. The EXTL3 enzyme mainly works as an initiator in HS biosynthesis. In this work, human lumenal N-glycosylated EXTL3 (EXTL3ΔN) was cloned, expressed in human embryonic kidney cells and purified...
January 18, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346445/transcriptome-analysis-of-skin-fibroblasts-with-dominant-negative-col3a1-mutations-provides-molecular-insights-into-the-etiopathology-of-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#2
Nicola Chiarelli, Giulia Carini, Nicoletta Zoppi, Marco Ritelli, Marina Colombi
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a dominantly inherited connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in the COL3A1 gene that encodes type III collagen (COLLIII), which is the major expressed collagen in blood vessels and hollow organs. The majority of disease-causing variants in COL3A1 are glycine substitutions and in-frame splice mutations in the triple helix domain that through a dominant negative effect are associated with the severe clinical spectrum potentially lethal of vEDS, characterized by fragility of soft connective tissues with arterial and organ ruptures...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345911/role-of-glycanation-and-convertase-maturation-of-the-soluble-glypican-3-in-inhibiting-proliferation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#3
Ahmad Saad, Benjamin Liet, Gilles Joucla, Xavier Santarelli, Justine Charpentier, Stéphane Claverol, Christophe F Grosset, Véronique Trézéguet
Glypican 3 (GPC3) is a complex heparan sulfate proteoglycan associated with the outer surface of the plasma membrane by a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol anchor (GPI). It is also N-glycosylated and processed by a furine-like convertase. GPC3 has numerous biological functions. While undetectable in normal liver tissue, it is abnormally and highly overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Interestingly, proliferation of HCC cells such as HepG2 and HuH7 is inhibited when they express a soluble form of GPC3 after lentiviral transduction...
January 18, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342135/structures-of-%C3%AE-klotho-reveal-a-zip-code-like-mechanism-for-endocrine-fgf-signalling
#4
Sangwon Lee, Jungyuen Choi, Jyotidarsini Mohanty, Leiliane P Sousa, Francisco Tome, Els Pardon, Jan Steyaert, Mark A Lemmon, Irit Lax, Joseph Schlessinger
Canonical fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) activate FGF receptors (FGFRs) through paracrine or autocrine mechanisms in a process that requires cooperation with heparan sulfate proteoglycans, which function as co-receptors for FGFR activation. By contrast, endocrine FGFs (FGF19, FGF21 and FGF23) are circulating hormones that regulate critical metabolic processes in a variety of tissues. FGF19 regulates bile acid synthesis and lipogenesis, whereas FGF21 stimulates insulin sensitivity, energy expenditure and weight loss...
January 17, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340594/keratan-sulphate-a-complex-glycosaminoglycan-with-unique-functional-capability
#5
Bruce Caterson, James Melrose
From an evolutionary perspective keratan sulphate (KS) is the newest glycosaminoglycan (GAG) but the least understood. KS is a sophisticated molecule with a diverse structure, and unique functional roles continue to be uncovered for this GAG. The cornea is the richest tissue source of KS in the human body but the central and peripheral nervous systems also contain significant levels of KS and a diverse range of KS-proteoglycans with essential functional roles. KS also displays important cell regulatory properties in epithelial and mesenchymal tissues and in bone and in tumour development of diagnostic and prognostic utility...
January 11, 2018: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340066/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-sdc1-overexpression-in-breast-cancer
#6
Xiangrong Cui, Xuan Jing, Qin Yi, Chunlan Long, Jie Tian, Jing Zhu
Background: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among global women, and its early diagnosis and treatment are very urgent. Syndecan-1 (SDC1) is a heparin sulfate proteoglycan, which has been linked with the prognosis and treatment response in a various tumor type. To investigate whether SDC1 can serve as a prognostic indictor in breast cancer, bioinformatic analyses were performed in the present study. Methods: SDC1 expression was assessed using Oncomine analysis...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339093/the-proteoglycan-biglycan-mediates-inflammatory-response-by-activating-tlr-4-in-human-chondrocytes-inhibition-by-specific-sirna-and-high-polymerized-hyaluronan
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Angela Avenoso, Angela D'Ascola, Michele Scuruchi, Giuseppe Mandraffino, Alberto Calatroni, Antonino Saitta, Salvatore Campo, Giuseppe M Campo
Cartilage degeneration are hallmarks of wear, tear, mechanical and inflammatory damage of the joint cartilage. Tissue degradation as well as compromising the integrity and function of the organ, produces different intermediates, directly able to stimulate further inflammatory effect, therefore, amplifying the inflammation response. Biglycan is a soluble component of the extracellular matrix that is released during tissue injury. It has been reported that released biglycan is an endogenous ligand for TLR-2/4 in some cell type...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338928/immunoproteomic-identification-of-antigenic-candidate-campylobacter-jejuni-and-human-peripheral-nerve-proteins-involved-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Aida Loshaj-Shala, Mara Colzani, Katerina Brezovska, Ana Poceva Panovska, Ljubica Suturkova, Giangiacomo Beretta
Immunoproteomics is become a potent methodology used for identifying immunoreactive proteins. In this study, an immunoproteomic approach based on 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) and immunoblotting combined with high resolution mass spectrometry (MS) was used to identify immunoreactive proteins that might be involved in mechanisms of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) development, regardless of their potential reciprocal molecular mimicry. Proteins isolated from C. jejuni and human peripheral nerve tissue (HPN) were separated with 2D SDS-PAGE and subjected to western blotting using serum samples from GBS patients...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337871/influence-of-kartogenin-on-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mscs-in-2d-culture-and-in-co-cultivation-with-oa-osteochondral-explant
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Timea Spakova, Jana Plsikova, Denisa Harvanova, Marek Lacko, Stefan Stolfa, Jan Rosocha
Articular cartilage has limited capacity for natural regeneration and repair. In the present study, we evaluated kartogenin (KGN), a bioactive small heterocyclic molecule, for its effect on in vitro proliferation and chondrogenic differentiation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hBMSCs) in monolayer culture and in co-culture models in vitro. OA osteochondral cylinders and hBMSCs were collected during total knee replacement. The effect of KGN on hBMSCs during 21 days of culture was monitored by real-time proliferation assay, immunofluorescence staining, histological assay, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) (imaging and multiplex enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) ELISA assay...
January 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337647/compositional-assessment-of-human-tracheal-cartilage-by-infrared-spectroscopy
#10
Gary Linkov, Arash Hanifi, Farzad Yousefi, Derrick Tint, Sudheer Bolla, Nathanial Marchetti, Ahmed M S Soliman, Nancy Pleshko
Objectives To assess the potential of infrared fiber-optic spectroscopy to evaluate the compositional properties of human tracheal cartilage. Study Design Laboratory-based study. Methods Twenty human cadaveric distal tracheas were harvested (age range 20-78 years; 6 females, 14 males) for compositional analysis. Histologic staining, Fourier transform infrared imaging spectroscopy data on collagen and proteoglycan (PG) content, and near-infrared (NIR) fiber-optic probe spectroscopic data that reflect protein and water content were evaluated...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337052/sweet-yet-underappreciated-proteoglycans-and-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-in-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Geir Christensen, Kate M Herum, Ida G Lunde
Extracellular matrix remodeling is extensive in several heart diseases and hampers cardiac filling, often leading to heart failure. Proteoglycans have over the last two decades emerged as molecules with important roles in matrix remodeling and fibrosis in the heart. Here we discuss and review current literature on proteoglycans that have been studied in cardiac remodeling. The small leucine rich proteoglycans (SLRPs) are located within the extracellular matrix and are organizers of the matrix structure. Membrane-bound proteoglycans, such as syndecans and glypicans, act as receptors and direct cardiac fibroblast signaling...
January 11, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332174/a-friend-in-knee-ccn3-may-inhibit-osteoarthritis-progression
#12
Alex Peidl
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major clinical problem among the ageing population, yet no disease-modifying treatments currently exist. This issue arises, in part, due to the complex processes occurring in the microenvironment of articular cartilage that lead to osteoarthritic changes. Gaining a better understanding of these processes is crucial in developing a viable therapy for OA. A recent report in Journal of Bone Mineral Metabolism by Janune et al. (J Bone Miner Metab 35:582-597, 2016) suggests a novel role for CCN3 in maintaining the differentiated phenotype of articular cartilage...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329888/associations-between-cartilage-proteoglycan-density-and-patient-outcomes-12months-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Brian Pietrosimone, Daniel Nissman, Darin A Padua, J Troy Blackburn, Matthew S Harkey, Robert A Creighton, Ganesh M Kamath, Kaitlin Healy, Randy Schmitz, Jeffrey B Driban, Steve W Marshall, Joanne M Jordan, Jeffrey T Spang
BACKGROUND: Lower proteoglycan density (PGD) of the articular cartilage may be an early marker of osteoarthritis following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACL-R). The purpose this study was to determine associations between the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Score (KOOS) and PGD of the articular cartilage in the femur and tibia 12-months following ACL-R. METHODS: We evaluated KOOS pain, symptoms, function in activities of daily living (ADL), function in sport and recreation (Sport), and quality of life (QOL), as well as PGD using T1rho magnetic resonance imaging in 18 individuals 12...
January 9, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328866/proteoglycans-as-immunomodulators-of-the-innate-immune-response-to-lung-infection
#14
Inkyung Kang, Mary Y Chang, Thomas N Wight, Charles W Frevert
Proteoglycans (PGs) are complex, multifaceted molecules that participate in diverse interactions vital for physiological and pathological processes. As structural components, they provide a scaffold for cells and structural organization that helps define tissue architecture. Through interactions with water, PGs enable molecular and cellular movement through tissues. Through selective ionic interactions with growth factors, chemokines, cytokines, and proteases, PGs facilitate the ability of these soluble ligands to regulate intracellular signaling events and to influence the inflammatory response...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323743/differential-expression-profile-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-human-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
#15
Yang Li, Yang Liu, Suxuan Liu, Feng Wu, Songhua Li, Fan Yang, Ying Gu, Guokun Wang, Zhiyun Xu
Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is progressive fatal aortic pathological dilation, which is characterized by increased proteoglycans and loss of elastic fibers. Recent advances on long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), an important regulator in many biological processes, suggested the close correlation between expression patterns and disease progression. In the present study, the ascending aortic tissues were collected from ascending TAA patients (n = 33) and organ donors (n = 16). Microarray analysis and real-time PCR were then applied to detect the lncRNA expression profiles...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322877/topographical-variation-of-human-femoral-articular-cartilage-thickness-t1rho-and-t2-relaxation-times-is-related-to-local-loading-during-walking
#16
Sam Van Rossom, Mariska Wesseling, Dieter Van Assche, Ilse Jonkers
Objective Early detection of degenerative changes in the cartilage matrix composition is essential for evaluating early interventions that slow down osteoarthritis (OA) initiation. T1rho and T2 relaxation times were found to be effective for detecting early changes in proteoglycan and collagen content. To use these magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods, it is important to document the topographical variation in cartilage thickness, T1rho and T2 relaxation times in a healthy population. As OA is partially mechanically driven, the relation between these MRI-based parameters and localized mechanical loading during walking was investigated...
January 1, 2018: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319363/expression-of-serglycin-in-human-disc-is-increased-in-degenerated-discs-and-up-regulated-in-vitro-by-exposure-to-il-1%C3%A3-or-tnf-%C3%AE
#17
H E Gruber, E N Hanley
We investigated whether the multifunctional intercellular proteoglycan, serglycin, is expressed in human intervertebral disc cells and assessed its localization. We also investigated expression levels of serglycin in human annulus fibrosus (annulus) cells exposed to IL-1ß and TNF-α, which are two proinflammatory cytokines that are expressed during disc degeneration. Immunolocalization of serglycin was common in many cells of the human annulus, but less common in the nucleus pulposus (nucleus). Both intracellular and cell membrane localization were observed...
January 10, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319178/glucose-enhances-aggrecan-expression-in-chondrocytes-via-the-pkc%C3%AE-p38-mir141-3p-signaling-pathway
#18
REVIEW
Tsung-Ju Wu, Yi-Chin Fong, Chih-Yang Lin, Yuan-Li Huang, Chih-Hsin Tang
Aggrecan is a high molecular weight proteoglycan that plays a critical role in cartilage structure and the function of joints, providing intervertebral disc and cartilage with the ability to resist compressive loads. Aggrecan degradation in articular cartilage is a significant event in early-stage osteoarthritis (OA). Currently, no effective treatment exists for OA other than pain relief. Dextrose (D-glucose) prolotherapy has shown promising activity in the treatment of different musculoskeletal disorders, including OA...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315764/testican-1-as-a-novel-diagnosis-of-sepsis
#19
Yuri Lee, Wonhwa Lee, Hyun-Ha Chang, Shin-Woo Kim, Jaehong Kim, Jong-Sup Bae
The development of new sepsis-specific biomarkers is mandatory to improve the detection and monitoring of the disease. Testican-1 is a highly conserved, multidomain proteoglycan that is most prominently expressed in the thalamus of the brain, and is upregulated in activated astroglial cells of the cerebrum. The aim of this study was to evaluate blood levels of Testican-1 in septic patients. A prospective study of 82 patients with sepsis was conducted. Furthermore, C57BL/6 mice were administrated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein or subjected to cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) surgery...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311692/surface-functionalization-of-electrospun-scaffolds-using-recombinant-human-decorin-attracts-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#20
Svenja Hinderer, Katrin Sudrow, Maria Schneider, Monika Holeiter, Shannon Lee Layland, Martina Seifert, Katja Schenke-Layland
Decorin (DCN) is an important small leucine-rich proteoglycan present in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of many organs and tissues. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are able to interact with the surrounding ECM and bind to molecules such as DCN. Here, we recombinantly produced full-length human DCN under good laboratory practice (GLP) conditions, and after detailed immunological characterization, we investigated its potential to attract murine and human EPCs (mEPCs and hECFCs). Electrospun polymeric scaffolds were coated with DCN or stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1α) and were then dynamically cultured with both cell types...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
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