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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543784/improvement-of-hydration-and-epidermal-barrier-function-in-human-skin-by-a-novel-compound-isosorbide-dicaprylate
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Ratan K Chaudhuri, Krzysztof Bojanowski
OBJECTIVE: The study involved the synthesis of a novel derivative of caprylic acid - isosorbide dicaprylate (IDC) - and the evaluation of its potential in improving water homeostasis and epidermal barrier function in human skin. METHODS: The effect of IDC on gene expression was assayed in skin organotypic cultures by DNA microarrays. The results were then confirmed for a few key genes by quantitative PCR, immuno- and cytochemistry. Final validation of skin hydration properties was obtained by four separate clinical studies...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542651/cellular-migration-transition-and-interaction-during-regeneration-of-the-sponge-hymeniacidon-heliophila
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Cristiano C Coutinho, Ivone de Andrade Rosa, John Douglas de Oliveira Teixeira, Leonardo R Andrade, Manoel Luis Costa, Claudia Mermelstein
Sponges have a high capacity for regeneration and this process improves biomass production in some species, thus contributing to a solution for the biomass supply problem for biotechnological applications. The aim of this work is to characterize the dynamics of cell behavior during the initial stages of sponge regeneration, using bright-field microscopy, confocal microscopy and SEM. We focused on the first 20 h of regeneration, during which blastema formation and epithelium initialization occur. An innovative sponge organotypic culture of the regenerating internal region is described and investigated by confocal microscopy, cell transplantation and vital staining...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535980/nogo-receptor-1-antagonization-in-combination-with-neurotrophin-4-5-is-not-superior-to-single-factor-treatment-in-promoting-survival-and-morphological-complexity-of-cultured-dopaminergic-neurons
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Stefanie Seiler, Stefano Di Santo, Sebastian Sahli, Lukas Andereggen, Hans Rudolf Widmer
Cell transplantation using ventral mesencephalic tissue is an experimental approach to treat Parkinson's disease. This approach is limited by poor survival of the transplants and the high number of dopaminergic neurons needed for grafting. Increasing the yield of dopaminergic neurons in donor tissue is of great importance. We have previously shown that antagonization of the Nogo-receptor 1 by NEP1-40 promoted survival of cultured dopaminergic neurons and exposure to neurotrophin-4/5 increased dopaminergic cell densities in organotypic midbrain cultures...
May 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535250/evidence-for-the-deregulation-of-protein-turnover-pathways-in-atm-deficient-mouse-cerebellum-an-organotypic-study
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Catherine D Kim, Ryan E Reed, Meredith A Juncker, Zhide Fang, Shyamal D Desai
Interferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15), an antagonist of the ubiquitin pathway, is elevated in cells and brain tissues obtained from ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) patients. Previous studies reveal that an elevated ISG15 pathway inhibits ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation, leading to activation of basal autophagy as a compensatory mechanism for protein turnover in A-T cells. Also, genotoxic stress (ultraviolet [UV] radiation) deregulates autophagy and induces aberrant degradation of ubiquitylated proteins in A-T cells...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534662/neuroprotection-of-brain-permeable-iron-chelator-vk-28-against-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-mice
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Qian Li, Jieru Wan, Xi Lan, Xiaoning Han, Zhongyu Wang, Jian Wang
Iron overload plays a key role in the secondary brain damage that develops after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The significant increase in iron deposition is associated with the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which leads to oxidative brain damage. In this study, we examined the protective effects of VK-28, a brain-permeable iron chelator, against hemoglobin toxicity in an ex vivo organotypic hippocampal slice culture (OHSC) model and in middle-aged mice subjected to an in vivo, collagenase-induced ICH model...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534511/stromal-derived-igf2-promotes-colon-cancer-progression-via-paracrine-and-autocrine-mechanisms
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C Unger, N Kramer, D Unterleuthner, M Scherzer, A Burian, A Rudisch, M Stadler, M Schlederer, D Lenhardt, A Riedl, S Walter, A Wernitznig, L Kenner, M Hengstschläger, J Schüler, W Sommergruber, H Dolznig
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF)2/IGF1 receptor (IGF1R) signaling axis has an important role in intestinal carcinogenesis and overexpression of IGF2 is an accepted risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Genetic amplifications and loss of imprinting contribute to the upregulation of IGF2, but insufficiently explain the extent of IGF2 expression in a subset of patients. Here, we show that IGF2 was specifically induced in the tumor stroma of CRC and identified cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) as the major source...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528168/human-keratinocyte-differentiation-requires-translational-control-by-the-eif2%C3%AE-kinase-gcn2
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Ann E Collier, Ronald C Wek, Dan F Spandau
Appropriate and sequential differentiation of keratinocytes is essential for all functions of the human epidermis. While transcriptional regulation has proven to be important for keratinocyte differentiation, little is known about the role of translational control. A key mechanism for modulating translation is through phosphorylation of the α subunit of eIF2. A family of different eIF2α kinases function in the integrative stress response to inhibit general protein synthesis coincident with preferential translation of select mRNAs that participate in stress alleviation...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526588/adam10-and-%C3%AE-secretase-regulate-sensory-regeneration-in-the-avian-vestibular-organs
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Mark E Warchol, Jennifer Stone, Matthew Barton, Jeffrey Ku, Rose Veile, Nicolas Daudet, Michael Lovett
The loss of sensory hair cells from the inner ear is a leading cause of hearing and balance disorders. The mammalian ear has a very limited ability to replace lost hair cells, but the inner ears of non-mammalian vertebrates can spontaneously regenerate hair cells after injury. Prior studies have shown that replacement hair cells are derived from epithelial supporting cells and that the differentiation of new hair cells is regulated by the Notch signaling pathway. The present study examined molecular influences on regeneration in the avian utricle, which has a particularly robust regenerative ability...
May 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523233/a-new-method-allowing-long-term-potentiation-recordings-in-hippocampal-organotypic-slices
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Paula Paci, Sylvain Gabriele, Laurence Ris
BACKGROUND: Hippocampal organotypic slices are used to improve the understanding of synaptic plasticity mechanisms because they allow longer term studies compared to acute slices. However, it is more delicate to keep cultures alive in the recording system outside in vitro conditions. Experiments from the organotypic cultures are common but the handling of slices is rarely described in the literature, even though tissue preservation is crucial. Instruments are sometimes required to extract the slices from the culture inserts but this approach is delicate and can lead to damage, given how strongly the slices are attached to the insert...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514767/glutathione-peroxidase-7-suppresses-cancer-cell-growth-and-is-hypermethylated-in-gastric-cancer
#10
Zheng Chen, Tianling Hu, Shoumin Zhu, Kenichi Mukaisho, Wael El-Rifai, Dun-Fa Peng
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common cancers in the world, and remains the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Glutathione peroxidase 7 (GPX7) is a member of GPX family which is downregulated in some cancer types. In this study, we investigated the expression, regulation, and molecular function of GPX7 in gastric cancer using 2D and 3D in vitro models and de-identified human tissue samples. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR, immunofluorescence, Western blot, 3D organotypic cultures, and pyrosequencing assays were used...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513807/the-nuclear-pore-protein-nup153-associates-with-chromatin-and-regulates-cardiac-gene-expression-in-dystrophic-mdx-hearts
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Simona Nanni, Agnese Re, Cristian Ripoli, Aoife Gowran, Patrizia Nigro, Domenico D'Amario, Antonio Amodeo, Filippo Crea, Claudio Grassi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Antonella Farsetti, Claudia Colussi
Aims: Beyond the control of nuclear-cytoplasmic trafficking nucleoporins regulate gene expression and are involved in cardiac diseases. Notably, a number of cardiovascular disorders have been linked to alterations in epigenetic mechanisms. Here we aimed to determine the contribution of Nup153 to the epigenetic alterations occurring in cardiomyopathy of dystrophin-deficient mdx mice (C57BL/10ScSn-Dmd mdx /J). Methods and results: Nup153 was lysine-acetylated and its expression was significantly increased at protein level in mdx hearts compared with controls...
November 1, 2016: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497579/modulation-of-basal-cell-fate-during-productive-and-transforming-hpv16-infection-is-mediated-by-progressive-e6-driven-depletion-of-notch
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Christian Kranjec, Christina Holleywood, Diane Libert, Heather Griffin, Radma Mahmood, Erin Isaacson, John Doorbar
In stratified epithelia such as the epidermis, homeostasis is maintained by the proliferation of cells in the lower epithelial layers, and the concomitant loss of differentiated cells from the epithelial surface. These differentiating keratinocytes progressively stratify, and form a self-regenerating multi-layered barrier that protects the underlying dermis. In such tissue, the continual loss and replacement of differentiated cells also limits the accumulation of oncogenic mutations within the tissue. Inactivating mutations in key driver genes, such as TP53 and NOTCH1, reduce the proportion of differentiating cells allowing for the long-term persistence of expanding mutant clones in the tissue...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497169/homogeneous-pancreatic-cancer-spheroids-mimic-growth-pattern-of-circulating-tumor-cell-clusters-and-macrometastases-displaying-heterogeneity-and-crater-like-structure-on-inner-layer
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Hao Feng, Bao-Chi Ou, Jing-Kun Zhao, Shuai Yin, Ai-Guo Lu, Eva Oechsle, Wolfgang E Thasler
PURPOSE: Pancreatic cancer 3D in vitro models including multicellular tumor spheroid (MCTS), single cell-derived tumor spheroid (SCTS), tissue-derived tumor spheroid, and organotypic models provided powerful platforms to mimic in vivo tumor. Recent work supports that circulating tumor cell (CTC) clusters are more efficient in metastasis seeding than single CTCs. The purpose of this study is to establish 3D culture models which can mimic single CTC, monoclonal CTC clusters, and the expansion of macrometastases...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490958/transplantation-of-human-neonatal-foreskin-stromal-cells-in-ex-vivo-organotypic-cultures-of-embryonic-chick-femurs
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Abdullah Aldahmash, Radhakrishnan Vishnubalaji
We have previously reported that human neonatal foreskin stromal cells (hNSSCs) promote angiogenesis in vitro and in chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay in vivo. To examine the in vivo relevance of this observation, we examined in the present study the differentiation potential of hNSSCs in ex vivo organotypic cultures of embryonic chick femurs. Isolated embryonic chick femurs (E10 and E11) were cultured for 10 days together with micro-mass cell pellets of hNSSCs, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) or a combination of the two cell types...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486750/stromal-spock1-supports-invasive-pancreatic-cancer-growth
#15
Veronique L Veenstra, Helene Damhofer, Cynthia Waasdorp, Anne Steins, Hemant M Kocher, Jan Paul Medema, Hanneke W van Laarhoven, Maarten F Bijlsma
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is marked by an abundant stromal deposition. This stroma is suspected to harbor both tumor-promoting as well as -suppressing properties. This is underscored by the disappointing results of stroma targeting in clinical studies. Given the complexity of tumor-stroma interaction in PDAC, there is a need to identify the stromal proteins that are predominantly tumor-promoting. One possible candidate is SPOCK1 that we previously identified in a screening effort in PDAC. We extensively mined PDAC gene expression datasets, and used species-specific transcript analysis in mixed-species models for PDAC to study the patterns and driver mechanisms of SPOCK1 expression in PDAC...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483841/trem2-deficiency-impairs-chemotaxis-and-microglial-responses-to-neuronal-injury
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Fargol Mazaheri, Nicolas Snaidero, Gernot Kleinberger, Charlotte Madore, Anna Daria, Georg Werner, Susanne Krasemann, Anja Capell, Dietrich Trümbach, Wolfgang Wurst, Bettina Brunner, Sebastian Bultmann, Sabina Tahirovic, Martin Kerschensteiner, Thomas Misgeld, Oleg Butovsky, Christian Haass
Sequence variations in the triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (TREM2) have been linked to an increased risk for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. In the brain, TREM2 is predominantly expressed in microglia. Several disease-associated TREM2 variants result in a loss of function by reducing microglial phagocytosis, impairing lipid sensing, preventing binding of lipoproteins and affecting shielding of amyloid plaques. We here investigate the consequences of TREM2 loss of function on the microglia transcriptome...
May 8, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481721/s-oralis-activates-the-efg1-filamentation-pathway-in-c-albicans-to-promote-cross-kingdom-interactions-and-mucosal-biofilms
#17
Hongbin Xu, Takanori Sobue, Martinna Bertolini, Angela Thompson, Margaret Vickerman, Clarissa J Nobile, Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou
Candida albicans and Streptococcus oralis are ubiquitous oral commensal organisms. Under host-permissive conditions these organisms can form hypervirulent mucosal biofilms. C. albicans biofilm formation is controlled by six master transcriptional regulators: Bcr1, Brg1, Efg1, Tec1, Ndt80, and Rob1. The objective of this work was to test whether any of these regulators play a role in cross-kingdom interactions between C. albicans and S. oralis in oral mucosal biofilms, and identify downstream target gene(s) that promote these interactions...
May 8, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479249/ptp1b-deficiency-improves-hypothalamic-insulin-sensitivity-resulting-in-the-attenuation-of-agrp-mrna-expression-under-high-fat-diet-conditions
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Mariko Sugiyama, Ryoichi Banno, Akira Mizoguchi, Takashi Tominaga, Taku Tsunekawa, Takeshi Onoue, Daisuke Hagiwara, Yoshihiro Ito, Yoshiaki Morishita, Shintaro Iwama, Motomitsu Goto, Hidetaka Suga, Hiroshi Arima
Hypothalamic insulin receptor signaling regulates energy balance and glucose homeostasis via agouti-related protein (AgRP). While protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) is classically known to be a negative regulator of peripheral insulin signaling by dephosphorylating both insulin receptor β (IRβ) and insulin receptor substrate, the role of PTP1B in hypothalamic insulin signaling remains to be fully elucidated. In the present study, we investigated the role of PTP1B in hypothalamic insulin signaling using PTP1B deficient (KO) mice in vivo and ex vivo...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478074/optimisation-of-murine-organotypic-slice-culture-preparation-for-a-novel-sagittal-frontal-co-culture-system
#19
Sarah Joost, Kazuto Kobayashi, Andreas Wree, Stefan Jean-Pierre Haas
BACKGROUND: The nigrostriatal pathway is of great importance for the execution of movements, especially in the context of Parkinson's disease. In research, analysis of this pathway often requires the application of severe animal experiments. Organotypic nigrostriatal slice cultures offer a resource-saving alternative to animal experiments for research on the nigrostriatal system. NEW METHOD: We have established a time-saving protocol for the preparation of murine sagittal nigrostriatal slice cultures by using a tissue chopper and agarose embedding instead of a vibratome...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477136/monitoring-the-atm-mediated-dna-damage-response-in-the-cerebellum-using-organotypic-cultures
#20
Efrat Tal, Yosef Shiloh
The ATM gene and its protein product, the ATM protein kinase, were identified as a result of attempts to understand the molecular basis of the genetic disorder, ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). The cardinal symptom of A-T is neurodegeneration expressed primarily as progressive cerebellar atrophy. A major tool in the investigation of ATM functions in the cerebellum is cerebellar organotypic cultures, which allow cerebellar slices to live in culture for several weeks without losing their viability and organization...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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