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Raf Donders, Kathleen Sanen, Rik Paesen, Eli Slenders, Wilfried Gyselaers, Piet Stinissen, Marcel Ameloot, Niels Hellings
In situ detection of MSCs remains difficult and warrants additional methods to aid with their characterization in vivo. Two-photon confocal laser scanning microscopy (TPM) and second harmonic generation (SHG) could fill this gap. Both techniques enable the detection of cells and extracellular structures, based on intrinsic properties of the specific tissue and intracellular molecules under optical irradiation. TPM imaging and SHG imaging have been used for label-free monitoring of stem cells differentiation, assessment of their behavior in biocompatible scaffolds, and even cell tracking in vivo...
2016: Stem Cells International
Jan J W A Boei, Sylvia Vermeulen, Binie Klein, Pieter S Hiemstra, Renate M Verhoosel, Danyel G J Jennen, Agustin Lahoz, Hans Gmuender, Harry Vrieling
Differentiated human bronchial epithelial cells in air liquid interface cultures (ALI-PBEC) represent a promising alternative for inhalation studies with rodents as these 3D airway epithelial tissue cultures recapitulate the human airway in multiple aspects, including morphology, cell type composition, gene expression and xenobiotic metabolism. We performed a detailed longitudinal gene expression analysis during the differentiation of submerged primary human bronchial epithelial cells into ALI-PBEC to assess the reproducibility and inter-individual variability of changes in transcriptional activity during this process...
October 13, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
Jean-Francois Landrier, Elnaz Kasiri, Esma Karkeni, Johanna Mihály, Gabriella Béke, Kathrin Weiss, Renata Lucas, Gamze Aydemir, Jérome Salles, Stéphane Walrand, Angel R de Lera, Ralph Rühl
Adiponectin is an adipocyte-derived adipokine with potent antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and antiatherogenic activity. Long-term, high-fat diet results in gain of body weight, adiposity, further inflammatory-based cardiovascular diseases, and reduced adiponectin secretion. Vitamin A derivatives/retinoids are involved in several of these processes, which mainly take place in white adipose tissue (WAT). In this study, we examined adiponectin expression as a function of high dietary fat and high vitamin A conditions in mice...
October 11, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Marjorie Flahaut, Nicolas Jauquier, Nadja Chevalier, Katya Nardou, Katia Balmas Bourloud, Jean-Marc Joseph, David Barras, Christian Widmann, Nicole Gross, Raffaele Renella, Annick Mühlethaler-Mottet
BACKGROUND: The successful targeting of neuroblastoma (NB) by associating tumor-initiating cells (TICs) is a major challenge in the development of new therapeutic strategies. The subfamily of aldehyde dehydrogenases 1 (ALDH1) isoenzymes, which comprises ALDH1A1, ALDH1A2, and ALDH1A3, is involved in the synthesis of retinoic acid, and has been identified as functional stem cell markers in diverse cancers. By combining serial neurosphere passages with gene expression profiling, we have previously identified ALDH1A2 and ALDH1A3 as potential NB TICs markers in patient-derived xenograft tumors...
October 10, 2016: BMC Cancer
Shinhee Park, Sunny Lihua Cheng, Julia Yue Cui
Intestine is responsible for the biotransformation of many orally-exposed chemicals. The constitutive androstane receptor (CAR/Nr1i3) is known to up-regulate many genes encoding drug-metabolizing enzymes and transporters (drug-processing genes/DPGs) in liver, but less is known regarding its effect in intestine. Sixty-day-old wild-type and Car(-/-) mice were administered the CAR-ligand TCPOBOP or vehicle once daily for 4 days. In wild-type mice, Car mRNA was down-regulated by TCPOBOP in liver and duodenum. Car(-/-) mice had altered basal intestinal expression of many DPGs in a section-specific manner...
September 2016: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
Junguo Wang, Fang Mei, Xia Gao, Shoulin Wang
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the most common cancer originating from the nasopharynx, and can be induced by infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). To study the mechanisms of EBV-associated NPC, a microarray of the GSE12452 dataset was analyzed. GSE12452 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus and consisted of 31 NPC samples and 10 normal healthy nasopharyngeal tissue samples. The differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) were screened using the linear models for microarray data package in R. Using Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery software, potential functions of the DEGs were predicted by Gene Ontology and pathway enrichment analyses...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Abhijit Chougule, Amanjit Bal, Ashim Das, Pavneet Singh Kohli, Gurpreet Singh
Attempts at identification of an ideal prognostic/predictive biomarker in phyllodes tumour (PT) have not been fruitful so far. Studies evaluating c-kit expression in PT have shown contradictory results. Recently aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1 (ALDH1A1) was proposed as a stem cell marker for malignant PT but its expression has not been studied in benign and borderline tumours. We aimed to evaluate expression and prognostic significance of c-kit and ALDH1A1 in different grades of PT. Epithelial and stromal c-kit and ALDH1A1 expression were studied in 104 PT cases (86 primary and 18 recurrent tumours) and compared with different clinico-pathological features and recurrence rates...
September 30, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Jiri Volf, Ondrej Polansky, Karolina Varmuzova, Lenka Gerzova, Zuzana Sekelova, Marcela Faldynova, Vladimir Babak, Matej Medvecky, Adrian L Smith, Bernd Kaspers, Philippe Velge, Ivan Rychlik
In this study we determined protein and gene expression in the caeca of newly hatched chickens inoculated with cecal contents sourced from hens of different ages. Over 250 proteins exhibited modified expression levels in response to microbiota inoculation. The most significant inductions were observed for ISG12-2, OASL, ES1, LYG2, DMBT1-L, CDD, ANGPTL6, B2M, CUZD1, IgM and Ig lambda chain. Of these, ISG12-2, ES1 and both immunoglobulins were expressed at lower levels in germ-free chickens compared to conventional chickens...
2016: PloS One
Y Qian, L Hong, Y H Chen, W L Ge, Q Y Yin, H Xian
Objective: To study the mRNA and protein expression of aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1(ALDH1A1)in rat cryptorchidism and normal testis. Methods: We established the cryptorchidism model by flutamide and took normal testis as normal group.The testicular tissue samples were collected on 15 days, 45 days, and 90 days after birth respectively.The expression of ALDH1A1 in rat cryptorchidism and normal testis were investigated by real-time PCR, Western blot and immunohistochemisty intissue microarray. Results: The mRNA expression of ALDH1A1 in cryptorchidism group in infant, adolescent and adult period were 1...
September 13, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Shumin Wang, Ning Ma, Weilin Zhao, Kaoru Midorikawa, Shosuke Kawanishi, Yusuke Hiraku, Shinji Oikawa, Zhe Zhang, Guangwu Huang, Mariko Murata
Nitrative and oxidative DNA damage plays an important role in inflammation-related carcinogenesis. To investigate the involvement of stem cells in Epstein-Barr virus infection-related nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), we used double immunofluorescence staining to examine several cancer stem/progenitor cell markers (CD44v6, CD24, and ALDH1A1) in NPC tissues and NPC cell lines. We also measured 8-nitroguanine formation as an indicator of inflammation-related DNA lesions. The staining intensity of 8-nitroguanine was significantly higher in cancer cells and inflammatory cells in the stroma of NPC tissues than in chronic nasopharyngitis tissues...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Stephen B Keysar, Phuong N Le, Bettina Miller, Brian C Jackson, Justin R Eagles, Cera Nieto, Jihye Kim, Binwu Tang, Magdalena J Glogowska, J Jason Morton, Nuria Padilla-Just, Karina Gomez, Emily Warnock, Julie Reisinger, John J Arcaroli, Wells A Messersmith, Lalage M Wakefield, Dexiang Gao, Aik-Choon Tan, Hilary Serracino, Antonio Jimeno
BACKGROUND: We have an incomplete understanding of the differences between cancer stem cells (CSCs) in human papillomavirus-positive (HPV-positive) and -negative (HPV-negative) head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). The PI3K pathway has the most frequent activating genetic events in HNSCC (especially HPV-positive driven), but the differential signaling between CSCs and non-CSCs is also unknown. METHODS: We addressed these unresolved questions using CSCs identified from 10 HNSCC patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
January 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Jinqiong Jiang, Yiping Liu, Youhong Tang, Li Li, Ruolan Zeng, Shan Zeng, Meizuo Zhong
Increasing evidence has shown that aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1 (ALDH1A1), a detoxifying enzyme, is responsible for chemoresistance in a variety of tumors. Although the majority of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) can be cured with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP), chemoresistance is a common cause of treatment failure. This study aims to investigate the significance of ALDH1A1 expression and the mechanism by which ALDH1A1 is involved in the chemoresistance of DLBCL cells...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Rosemary E McDowell, Mary K McGahon, Josy Augustine, Mei Chen, J Graham McGeown, Tim M Curtis
PURPOSE: We studied whether the accumulation of advanced lipoxidation end-products (ALEs) in the diabetic retina is linked to the impairment of lipid aldehyde detoxification mechanisms. METHODS: Retinas were collected from nondiabetic and diabetic rats and processed for conventional and quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR), Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity assays. The effect of the ALDH1a1 inhibitor, NCT-501, on ALE accumulation and cell viability in cultured Müller glia also was investigated...
September 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Margaret Lois Thomas, Roberto de Antueno, Krysta Mila Coyle, Mohammad Sultan, Brianne Marie Cruickshank, Michael Anthony Giacomantonio, Carman Anthony Giacomantonio, Roy Duncan, Paola Marcato
Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) can be identified by increased Aldefluor fluorescence caused by increased expression of aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A3 (ALDH1A3), as well as ALDH1A1 and ALDH2. In addition to being a CSC marker, ALDH1A3 regulates gene expression via retinoic acid (RA) signaling and plays a key role in the progression and chemotherapy resistance of cancer. Therefore, ALDH1A3 represents a druggable anti-cancer target of interest. Since to date, there are no characterized ALDH1A3 isoform inhibitors, drugs that were previously described as inhibiting the activity of other ALDH isoforms were tested for anti-ALDH1A3 activity...
November 2016: Molecular Oncology
Hoe Suk Kim, Minji Jung, Sul Ki Choi, Woo Kyung Moon, Seung Ja Kim
The mechanisms underlying breast cancer progression of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) associated with fatty acids are largely unknown. In the present study, we compared the action of oleic acid (OA) on two human DCIS cell lines, MCF10DCIS.COM (ER/PR/HER2-negative) and SUM225 (HER2 overexpressed). OA led to a significant increase in proliferation, migration, lipid accumulation and the expression of lipogenic proteins, such as SREBP-1, FAS and ACC-1, in MCF10DCIS.COM cells but not SUM225 cells. The ALDHhigh subpopulation analyzed by the ALDEFLUOR assay was approximately 39...
2016: PloS One
V R Kasimanickam
Mammalian spermatogenesis involves highly regulated temporal and spatial dynamics, carefully controlled by several signalling processes. Retinoic acid (RA) signalling could have a critical role in spermatogenesis by promoting spermatogonia differentiation, adhesion of germ cells to Sertoli cells, and release of mature spermatids. An optimal testicular RA concentration is maintained by retinaldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs), which oxidize RA precursors to produce RA, whereas the CYP26 class of enzymes catabolizes (oxidize) RA into inactive metabolites...
August 28, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Xinwei Liu, Lihui Wang, Wei Cui, Xiangzhong Yuan, Lulu Lin, Qi Cao, Nannan Wang, Yi Li, Wei Guo, Xun Zhang, Chunfu Wu, Jingyu Yang
The existence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has profound implications for cancer therapy. In this study, a disulfiram/copper (DSF/Cu) complex was evaluated in vitro and in vivo for its efficacy to inhibit CSCs, which drive recurrence of NSCLC. First, we investigated whether DSF/Cu could inhibit ALDH-positive NSCLC stem cells in vitro and tumors derived from sorted ALDH-positive CSCs in vivo. DSF/Cu (0.5/1 μmol/l) significantly inhibited the expression of stem cell transcription factors (Sox2, Oct-4 and Nanog) and reduced the capacities of NSCLC stem cells for self-renewal, proliferation and invasion in vitro...
August 16, 2016: Oncotarget
Barbara M L C Bocco, João Pedro Werneck-de-Castro, Kelen C Oliveira, Gustavo W Fernandes, Tatiana L Fonseca, Bruna P P Nascimento, Elizabeth A McAninch, Esther Ricci, Zsuzsanna Kvárta-Papp, Csaba Fekete, Maria Martha Bernardi, Balázs Gereben, Antonio C Bianco, Miriam O Ribeiro
Millions of levothyroxine-treated hypothyroid patients complain of impaired cognition despite normal TSH serum levels. This could reflect abnormalities in the type 2 deiodinase (D2)-mediated T4-to-T3 conversion, given their much greater dependence on the D2 pathway for T3 production. T3 normally reaches the brain directly from the circulation or is produced locally by D2 in astrocytes. Here we report that mice with astrocyte-specific Dio2 inactivation (Astro-D2KO) have normal serum T3 but exhibit anxiety-depression-like behavior as found in open field and elevated plus maze studies and when tested for depression using the tail-suspension and the forced-swimming tests...
September 2016: Endocrinology
Ivelisse Sánchez, Eudald Balagué, Antoni Matilla-Dueñas
A polyglutamine expansion within the ataxin-1 protein (ATXN1) underlies spinocerebellar ataxia type-1 (SCA1), a neurological disorder mainly characterised by ataxia and cerebellar deficits. In SCA1, both loss and gain of ATXN1 biological functions contribute to cerebellar pathogenesis. However, the critical ATXN1 functions and pathways involved remain unclear. To further investigate the early signalling pathways regulated by ATXN1 we performed an unbiased proteomic study of the Atxn1-KO five-week old mice cerebellum...
July 27, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
Lili Wang, Dongliang Lin, Ying Fu, Maode Lai
AIM: To assess the expression pattern of aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1 (ALDH1A1) in the normal-adenoma-primary carcinoma-liver metastasis sequence, and investigate its association with clinicopathological features and outcomes. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry for ALDH1A1 was performed on two cohorts. One used tissue microarrays (TMAs) of 395 primary colorectal carcinomas, and the other used whole-tissue sections from 217 adenomas, 265 primary carcinomas, and 72 liver metastatic carcinomas...
September 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
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