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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433789/macromolecular-crowding-for-tailoring-tissue-derived-fibrillated-matrices
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Valentina Magno, Jens Friedrichs, Heather M Weber, Marina C Prewitz, Mikhail V Tsurkan, Carsten Werner
Tissue-derived fibrillated matrices can be instrumental for the in vitro reconstitution of multiphasic extracellular microenvironments. However, despite of several advantages, the obtained scaffolds so far offer a rather narrow range of materials characteristics only. In this work, we demonstrate how macromolecular crowding (MMC) - the supplementation of matrix reconstitution media with synthetic or natural macromolecules in ways to create excluded volume effects (EVE) - can be employed for tailoring important structural and biophysical characteristics of kidney-derived fibrillated matrices...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411024/epcam-controls-morphogenetic-programs-during-zebrafish-pronephros-development
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Sebastian Kuechlin, Maximilian Schoels, Krasimir Slanchev, Silke Lassmann, Gerd Walz, Toma A Yakulov
Epithelial cell adhesion molecule EpCAM is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is dynamically expressed in human and murine renal epithelia during development. The levels of EpCAM in the renal epithelium are upregulated both during regeneration after ischemia/reperfusion injury and in renal-derived carcinomas. The role of EpCAM in early kidney development, however, has remained unclear. The zebrafish pronephros shows a similar segmentation pattern to the mammalian metanephric nephron, and has recently emerged as a tractable model to study the regulatory programs governing early nephrogenesis...
April 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409348/imaging-analysing-and-interpreting-branching-morphogenesis-in-the-developing-kidney
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Kieran M Short, Ian M Smyth
The kidney develops as an outgrowth of the epithelial nephric duct known as the ureteric bud, in a position specified by a range of rostral and caudal factors which serve to ensure two kidneys form in the appropriate positions in the body. At its simplest level, kidney development can be viewed as the process by which this single bud then undergoes a process of arborisation to form a complex connected network of ducts which will serve to drain urine from the nephrons in the adult organ. The process of bud elaboration is dictated by factors expressed by both the bud itself and by surrounding cells of the metanephric mesenchyme which control cell division and bifurcation...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408596/yap-is-crucial-for-lung-branching-morphogenesis
#4
Megan Eldred
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 14, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405774/bacillus-methylotrophicus-m4-96-isolated-from-maize-zea-mays-rhizoplane-increases-growth-and-auxin-content-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-via-emission-of-volatiles
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Paola Pérez-Flores, Eduardo Valencia-Cantero, Josué Altamirano-Hernández, Ramón Pelagio-Flores, José López-Bucio, Perla García-Juárez, Lourdes Macías-Rodríguez
Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria stimulate plant growth and development via different mechanisms. In this study, we characterized the effect of volatiles from Bacillus methylotrophicus M4-96 isolated from the maize rhizosphere on root and shoot development, and auxin homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Phytostimulation occurred after 4 days of interaction between M4-96 and Arabidopsis grown on opposite sides of divided Petri plates, as revealed by enhanced primary root growth, root branching, leaf formation, and shoot biomass accumulation...
April 12, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405199/comparative-analysis-of-expression-profiles-of-panicle-development-among-tolerant-and-sensitive-rice-in-response-to-drought-stress
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Haibin Wei, Chen Chen, Xiaosong Ma, Yu Zhang, Jing Han, Hanwei Mei, Shunwu Yu
Water deficit caused a serious threat to crops, especially panicle development at reproductive growth phase. We investigated grain yield components and gene expression profiles of panicle among tolerant and sensitive rice in response to drought stress. Panicle morphologies exhibited that secondary branches per panicle were more severely affected as compared to primary branches per panicle. Moreover, grain weight per panicle showed significant decrease for both tolerant and sensitive varieties except for MILT1444...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402512/defective-trophoblast-invasion-underlies-fetal-growth-restriction-and-pre-eclampsia-like-symptoms-in-the-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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G Barrientos, M Pussetto, M Rose, A C Staff, S M Blois, J E Toblli
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of chronic hypertension on placental development, fetal growth and maternal outcome in the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP)? SUMMARY ANSWER: SHRSP showed an impaired remodeling of the spiral arteries and abnormal pattern of trophoblast invasion during placentation, which were associated with subsequent maternal glomerular injury and increased baseline hypertension as well as placental insufficiency and asymmetric fetal growth restriction...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400434/prostate-organogenesis-tissue-induction-hormonal-regulation-and-cell-type-specification
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REVIEW
Roxanne Toivanen, Michael M Shen
Prostate organogenesis is a complex process that is primarily mediated by the presence of androgens and subsequent mesenchyme-epithelial interactions. The investigation of prostate development is partly driven by its potential relevance to prostate cancer, in particular the apparent re-awakening of key developmental programs that occur during tumorigenesis. However, our current knowledge of the mechanisms that drive prostate organogenesis is far from complete. Here, we provide a comprehensive overview of prostate development, focusing on recent findings regarding sexual dimorphism, bud induction, branching morphogenesis and cellular differentiation...
April 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396676/a-conserved-potential-development-framework-applies-to-shoots-of-legume-species-with-contrasting-morphogenetic-strategies
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Lucas Faverjon, Abraham J Escobar-Gutiérrez, Isabelle Litrico, Gaëtan Louarn
A great variety of legume species are used for forage production and grown in multi-species grasslands. Despite their close phylogenetic relationship, they display a broad range of morphologies that markedly affect their competitive abilities and persistence in mixtures. Little is yet known about the component traits that control the deployment of plant architecture in most of these species. During the present study, we compared the patterns of shoot organogenesis and shoot organ growth in contrasting forage species belonging to the four morphogenetic groups previously identified in herbaceous legumes (i...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387977/ex-vivo-analysis-of-the-contribution-of-fgf10-cells-to-airway-smooth-muscle-cell-formation-during-early-lung-development
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Elie El Agha, Vahid Kheirollahi, Alena Moiseenko, Werner Seeger, Saverio Bellusci
BACKGROUND: Airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) have been widely studied during embryonic lung development. These cells have been shown to control epithelial bifurcation during branching morphogenesis. Fibroblast growth factor 10-positive (FGF10(+) ) cells, originally residing in the submesothelial mesenchyme, contribute to ASMC formation in the distal lung. The reported work aims at monitoring the response of FGF10(+) progenitors and differentiated ASMCs to growth factor treatment in real time using lineage tracing in the background of an air-liquid interface culture system...
April 7, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376260/cdc42-regulates-branching-in-angiogenic-sprouting-in-vitro
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Duc-Huy T Nguyen, Lin Gao, Alec Wong, Christopher S Chen
OBJECTIVES: The morphogenetic events that occur during angiogenic sprouting involve several members of the Rho family of GTPases, including Cdc42. However, the precise roles of Cdc42 in angiogenic sprouting have been difficult to elucidate owing to the lack of models to study these events in vitro. Here, we aim to identify the roles of Cdc42 in branching morphogenesis in angiogenesis. METHODS: Using a 3D biomimetic model of angiogenesis in vitro, where endothelial cells were seeded inside a cylindrical channel within collagen gel and sprouted from the channel in response to a defined biochemical gradient of angiogenic factors, we inhibited Cdc42 activity with a small molecule inhibitor ML141 and examined the effects of Cdc42 on the morphogenetic processes of angiogenic sprouting...
April 4, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376090/turing-mechanism-underlying-a-branching-model-for-lung-morphogenesis
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Hui Xu, Mingzhu Sun, Xin Zhao
The mammalian lung develops through branching morphogenesis. Two primary forms of branching, which occur in order, in the lung have been identified: tip bifurcation and side branching. However, the mechanisms of lung branching morphogenesis remain to be explored. In our previous study, a biological mechanism was presented for lung branching pattern formation through a branching model. Here, we provide a mathematical mechanism underlying the branching patterns. By decoupling the branching model, we demonstrated the existence of Turing instability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369863/symmetry-breaking-in-branching-epithelia-cells-on-micro-patterns-under-flow-challenge-the-hypothesis-of-positive-feedback-by-a-secreted-autocrine-inhibitor-of-motility
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Kimberly C Martin, Xiaofei Yuan, Gregory Stimac, Kieran Bannerman, Jamie Anderson, Chloe Roy, Fokion Glykofrydis, Huabing Yin, Jamie A Davies
Branching morphogenesis of epithelia involves division of cells into leader (tip) and follower (stalk) cells. Published work on cell lines in culture has suggested that symmetry-breaking takes place via a secreted autocrine inhibitor of motility, the inhibitor accumulating more in concave regions of the culture boundary, slowing advance of cells there, and less in convex areas, allowing advance and a further exaggeration of the concave/convex difference. Here we test this hypothesis using a two-dimensional culture system that includes strong flow conditions to remove accumulating diffusible secretions...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363782/fyn-regulates-multipolar-bipolar-transition-and-neurite-morphogenesis-of-migrating-neurons-in-the-developing-neocortex
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Yingxue Huang, Guohong Li, Lei An, Yanle Fan, Xinran Cheng, Xuzhao Li, Yupeng Yin, Rihua Cong, Shulin Chen, Shanting Zhao
Fyn is a non-receptor protein tyrosine kinase that belongs to Src family kinases. Fyn plays a critical role in neuronal migration, but the mechanism remains unclear. Here, we reported that suppression of Fyn expression in mouse cerebral cortex led to migration defects of both early-born and late-born neurons. Morphological analysis showed that loss of Fyn function impaired multipolar-bipolar transition of newly generated neurons and neurite formation in the early phase of migration. Moreover, Fyn inhibition increased the length of leading process and decreased the branching number of the migrating cortical neurons...
March 29, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363632/regional-localization-of-activin-%C3%AE-a-activin-%C3%AE-c-follistatin-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-adult-and-developing-mouse-prostate-ducts
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Elspeth Gold, Sylvia Zellhuber-McMillan, Gail Risbridger, Francesco Elia Marino
Activins and inhibins, members of the TGF-β superfamily, are growth and differentiation factors involved in the regulation of several biological processes, including reproduction, development, and fertility. Previous studies have shown that the activin-βA subunit plays a pivotal role in prostate development. Activin-A inhibits branching morphogenesis in the developing prostate, and its expression is associated with increased apoptosis in the adult prostate. Follistatin, a structurally unrelated protein to activins, is an antagonist of activin-A...
January 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359322/mutation-of-kinesin-6-kif20b-causes-defects-in-cortical-neuron-polarization-and-morphogenesis
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Katrina C McNeely, Timothy D Cupp, Jessica Neville Little, Kerstin M Janisch, Ayushma Shrestha, Noelle D Dwyer
BACKGROUND: How neurons change their cytoskeleton to adopt their complex polarized morphology is still not understood. Growing evidence suggests that proteins that help build microtubule structures during cell division are also involved in building and remodeling the complex cytoskeletons of neurons. Kif20b (previously called MPP1 or Mphosph1) is the most divergent member of the Kinesin-6 family of "mitotic" kinesins that also includes Kif23/MKLP1 and Kif20a/MKLP2. We previously isolated a loss-of-function mouse mutant of Kif20b and showed that it had a thalamocortical axon guidance defect and microcephaly...
March 31, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348107/mcsf-orchestrates-branching-morphogenesis-in-developing-submandibular-gland-tissue
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Gulsan Ara Sathi, Mahmoud Farahat, Emilio Satoshi Hara, Hiroaki Taketa, Hitoshi Nagatsuka, Takuo Kuboki, Takuya Matsumoto
The importance of macrophages in tissue development and regeneration have been strongly emphasized. However, the specific roles of macrophage colony-stimulating factor (MCSF), the key regulator of macrophage differentiation, in glandular tissue development have been unexplored. Here, we disclose new macrophage-independent roles of MCSF in tissue development. We initially found that MCSF is markedly upregulated at embryonic day E13.5, at a stage preceding the colonization of macrophages (at E15.5) in mouse submandibular gland (SMG) tissue...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323616/yap-is-essential-for-mechanical-force-production-and-epithelial-cell-proliferation-during-lung-branching-morphogenesis
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Chuwen Lin, Erica Yao, Kuan Zhang, Xuan Jiang, Stacey Croll, Katherine Thompson-Peer, Pao-Tien Chuang
Branching morphogenesis is a fundamental program for tissue patterning. We show that active YAP, a key mediator of Hippo signaling, is distributed throughout the murine lung epithelium and loss of epithelial YAP severely disrupts branching. Failure to branch is restricted to regions where YAP activity is removed. This suggests that YAP controls local epithelial cell properties. In support of this model, mechanical force production is compromised and cell proliferation is reduced in Yap mutant lungs. We propose that defective force generation and insufficient epithelial cell number underlie the branching defects...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322823/generating-tissue-topology-through-remodeling-of-cell-cell-adhesions
#19
REVIEW
Katharine Goodwin, Celeste M Nelson
During tissue morphogenesis, cellular rearrangements give rise to a large variety of three-dimensional structures. Final tissue architecture varies greatly across organs, and many develop to include combinations of folds, tubes, and branched networks. To achieve these different tissue geometries, constituent cells must follow different programs that dictate changes in shape and/or migratory behavior. One essential component of these changes is the remodeling of cell-cell adhesions. Invasive migratory behavior and separation between tissues require localized breakdown of cadherin-mediated adhesions...
March 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289061/tgf-%C3%AE-family-signaling-in-ductal-differentiation-and-branching-morphogenesis
#20
Kaoru Kahata, Varun Maturi, Aristidis Moustakas
Epithelial cells contribute to the development of various vital organs by generating tubular and/or glandular architectures. The fully developed forms of ductal organs depend on processes of branching morphogenesis, whereby frequency, total number, and complexity of the branching tissue define the final architecture in the organ. Some ductal tissues, like the mammary gland during pregnancy and lactation, disintegrate and regenerate through periodic cycles. Differentiation of branched epithelia is driven by antagonistic actions of parallel growth factor systems that mediate epithelial-mesenchymal communication...
March 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
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