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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321633/olfactory-memory-is-enhanced-in-mice-exposed-to-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-dependent-modulation-of-subventricular-zone-neurogenesis
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Alessia Mastrodonato, Saviana Antonella Barbati, Lucia Leone, Claudia Colussi, Katia Gironi, Marco Rinaudo, Roberto Piacentini, Christine A Denny, Claudio Grassi
Exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELFEF) influences the expression of key target genes controlling adult neurogenesis and modulates hippocampus-dependent memory. Here, we assayed whether ELFEF stimulation affects olfactory memory by modulating neurogenesis in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the lateral ventricle, and investigated the underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that 30 days after the completion of an ELFEF stimulation protocol (1 mT; 50 Hz; 3.5 h/day for 12 days), mice showed enhanced olfactory memory and increased SVZ neurogenesis...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309589/changes-of-circulating-micro-rnas-in-response-to-treatment-with-teriparatide-or-denosumab-in-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
#2
Athanasios D Anastasilakis, Polyzois Makras, Maria Pikilidou, Symeon Tournis, Konstantinos Makris, Ilias Bisbinas, Olga Tsave, John G Yovos, Maria P Yavropoulou
Context: Expression of microRNAs (miRs) related to bone metabolism in the serum maybe affected by anti-osteoporotic treatment. Objective: To investigate the effect of two anti-osteoporotic agents with opposite effects on bone metabolism on microRNA expression profile in the serum. Design: Observational, open label, non-randomized clinical trial. Setting: The outpatient clinics for Metabolic Bone Diseases of 424 General Military Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299122/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-hedgehog-pathways-are-involved-in-the-inflammatory-effect-of-interleukin-18-on-rat-chondrocytes
#3
Jiapeng Bao, Chiyuan Ma, Jisheng Ran, Yan Xiong, Shigui Yan, Lidong Wu
To investigate the inflammatory effect of Interleukin 18 (IL-18) on rat chondrocytes and the involvement of Wnt/β-catenin and Hedgehog pathways, the mRNA and protein level of matix-degrading enzymes (MMP-2, 3, 9,13 and aggrecanses) and chondrocyte-specific proteins (Collagen II and aggrecan) were evaluated by qRT-PCR and Western blot, and key protein level of Wnt/β-catenin and Hedgehog pathways including β-catenin, GSK-3β, DKK-1, IHH, SHH, and Gli-2 were evaluated by Western blot. Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) and Cyclopamine were used as antagonist of Wnt/β-catenin and Hedgehog pathways to perform pathway inhibition tests...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295851/proteomic-profiling-for-cardiovascular-biomarker-discovery-in-orthostatic-hypotension
#4
Madeleine Johansson, Fabrizio Ricci, Nay Aung, Richard Sutton, Olle Melander, Artur Fedorowski
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) has been linked with higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, but little is known about the mechanisms behind this association. We aimed to identify cardiovascular disease biomarkers associated with OH through a proteomic profiling approach. Seven hundred seventy-eight patients with unexplained syncope or orthostatic intolerance underwent head-up tilt test and supine blood samples. Of these, 220 met diagnostic criteria of OH, and 179 demonstrated normal hemodynamic response during head-up tilt test...
January 2, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291543/platelet-rich-plasma-inhibits-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-rabbit-cartilage-cells-activated-by-il-1%C3%AE
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Jian Wu, Ji-Feng Huang, Xing-Xing Qin, Feng Hu, Zhao-Fei Chen, Yong Zheng, Yan-Xi Liu, Xian-Hua Cai
OBJECTIVE: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been reported to alleviate degenerative pathological damage to joint cartilage. This study aimed to investigate the effect of PRP on Wnt/β-catenin signaling in rabbit chondrocytes. METHODS: Using 3-month-old New Zealand white rabbits, PRP was prepared from venous blood, and chondrocytes were cultured from knee joint cartilage and identified by staining for type II collagen and proteoglycan. The effects of PRP on chondrocyte viability were measured...
December 29, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290007/bone-geometry-quality-and-bone-markers-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#6
Roberto Franceschi, Silvia Longhi, Vittoria Cauvin, Angelo Fassio, Giuseppe Gallo, Fiorenzo Lupi, Petra Reinstadler, Antonio Fanolla, Davide Gatti, Giorgio Radetti
Adults with Type 1 diabetes mellitus show a high risk of bone fracture, probably as a consequence of a decreased bone mass and microarchitectural bone alterations. The aim of the study was to investigate the potential negative effects of type 1 diabetes on bone geometry, quality, and bone markers in a group of children and adolescents. 96 children, mean age 10.5 ± 3.1 years, agreed to participate to the study. Bone geometry was evaluated on digitalized X-rays at the level of the 2nd metacarpal bone. The following parameters were investigated and expressed as SDS: outer diameter (D), inner diameter (d), cortical area (CA), and medullary area (MA)...
December 30, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246763/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-promotes-acute-lung-injury-induced-by-lps-through-driving-the-th17-response-in-mice
#7
Li Cheng, Yan Zhao, Di Qi, Wen Li, Daoxin Wang
T helper cell 17 (Th17), one type of CD4+ T cell, plays an important role in regulating the acute lung injury (ALI) inflammatory response. Recent studies showed that Wnt/β-catenin pathway could modulate the differentiation and the function of CD4+ T cell. However, whether Wnt/β-catenin could regulate the differentiation and function of Th17 in the development and progress of ALI induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is still unknown. To test this, we used dickkopf1 (Dkk-1) to block the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and LiCl to activate the Wnt/β-catenin pathway by instillation to the murine model of ALI...
December 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243300/antagonists-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-the-periodontitis-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-and-smoking
#8
Tamires Szeremeske Miranda, Marcelo Henrique Napimoga, Magda Feres, Letícia Macedo Marins, Daniele Ferreira da Cruz, Hélio Doyle Pereira da Silva, Poliana Mendes Duarte
AIM: This study evaluated the levels of sclerostin (SOST) and Dickkopf (DKK)-1 in the chronic periodontitis (CP) associated with type 2 diabetes (DM) and/or smoking. Relationships between SOST, DDK1, RANKL, OPG, IL-1ß, IL-6 and TNF-α, and pathogens were assessed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population included non-diabetic non-smokers (control), non-smokers with DM (DM group), non-diabetic smokers (S group) and smokers with DM (SDM group), all with CP. Serum and gingival levels of SOST, DKK1, RANKL, OPG, IL-1ß, IL-6, and TNF-α were evaluated by multiplex immunoassay...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228885/multiplex-analysis-of-serum-hormone-and-cytokine-in-patients-with-cervical-copll-towards-understanding-the-potential-pathogenic-mechanisms
#9
Guo-Dong Cai, Zhuang-Chen Zhu, Jun-Qin Wang, Guang Chen, Zeng Wang, Chen-Song Yang, Gui-Xin Sun
Cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (cOPLL) is one of the major causes of myelopathy. However, the mechanism underlying remains elusive. In the present study, using MILLIPLEX magnetic bead panel, we investigated four serum hormones and six serum cytokines in cOPLL patients and healthy subjects. The results showed that tumor necrosis factore-α (TNF-α) were significantly increased, and DDK-1 was significantly decreased in the serum from male and female cOPLL patients compared with those from healthy controls, respectively...
October 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194852/the-role-of-sclerostin-dickkopf-1-and-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kb-ligand-osteoprotegerin-signalling-pathways-in-the-development-of-osteoporosis-in-patients-with-haemophilia-a-and-b-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
P Anagnostis, S Vakalopoulou, D Christoulas, S A Paschou, A Papatheodorou, V Garipidou, P Kokkoris, E Terpos
AIM: Haemophilia A and B are associated with reduced bone mineral density (BMD). The aim of this study was to assess circulating sclerostin and dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1), (inhibitors of osteoblastic differentiation), as well as the receptor activator of nuclear factor kB ligand (RANKL)/osteoprotegerin (OPG) system (the major regulator of osteoclastogenesis), in patients with haemophilia (PWH), their possible correlations with clinical risk factors and the effect of ibandronate on these markers...
December 1, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175022/biology-and-treatment-of-myeloma-related-bone-disease
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Evangelos Terpos, Dimitrios Christoulas, Maria Gavriatopoulou
Myeloma bone disease (MBD) is the most common complication of multiple myeloma (MM), resulting in skeleton-related events (SREs) such as severe bone pain, pathologic fractures, vertebral collapse, hypercalcemia, and spinal cord compression that cause significant morbidity and mortality. It is due to an increased activity of osteoclasts coupled to the suppressed bone formation by osteoblasts. Novel molecules and pathways that are implicated in osteoclast activation and osteoblast inhibition have recently been described, including the receptor activator of nuclear factor-kB ligand/osteoprotegerin pathway, activin-A and the wingless-type signaling inhibitors, dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) and sclerostin...
November 23, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163160/aberrant-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-activation-in-dialysate-induced-peritoneal-fibrosis
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Yuanyuan Guo, Lin Sun, Li Xiao, Rong Gou, Yudong Fang, Yan Liang, Ruiqiang Wang, Ningjun Li, Fuyou Liu, Lin Tang
Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritoneal fibrosis is a chronic progress which induces ultrafiltration failure. It remains a challenge to prevent the progression of PD-associated fibrosis in clinic practice. Wnt/β-catenin pathway plays important role in many severe fibrotic diseases, here we investigated its contribution to the development of peritoneal damage. We isolated mesothelial cells (MC) from the effluent of PD patients and found that the expressions of Wnt1, Wnt5a, β-catenin, and LEF1 were increased in patients with more than 1-year PD compared with patients who just started with PD (<1 month)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131133/sulphonated-formononetin-induces-angiogenesis-through-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-camp-response-element-binding-protein-early-growth-response-3-vascular-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Zhaoju Dong, Yanan Shi, Huijuan Zhao, Ning Li, Liang Ye, Shuping Zhang, Haibo Zhu
BACKGROUND: Sodium formononetin-3'-sulphonate (Sul-F) is a derivative of the isoflavone formononetin. In this study, we investigated whether Sul-F can regulate angiogenesis and the potential mechanism in vitro. METHODS: We examined the effects of Sul-F on cell proliferation, cell invasion, and tube formation in the human umbilical vein endothelial cell line (HUVEC). To better understand the mechanism involved, we investigated effects of the following compounds: cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) inhibitor 2-naphthol-AS-E-phosphate (KG-501), early growth response 3 (Egr-3) siRNA, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonist soluble VEGF receptor 1 (sFlt-1), VEGF receptor 2 blocker SU-1498, Wnt5a antagonist WIF-1 recombinant protein (WIF-1), and inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin recombinant Dickkopf-1 protein (DKK-1)...
October 31, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129760/the-key-role-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-matrix-proteins-rankl-opg-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-in-bone-healing-of-hip-arthroplasty-patients
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Jean Cassuto, Agnetha Folestad, Jan Göthlin, Henrik Malchau, Johan Kärrholm
INTRODUCTION: We still lack understanding of why some implants fail while most remain stable after decades of use. Proinflammatory cytokines, matrix proteins and bone regulating cytokines of the RANKL/OPG (receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand/osteoprotegerin) and Wnt/β-catenin pathways are mandatory for normal bone repair but their spatial and temporal role in the healing of primary total hip arthroplasties (THA) has not been previously shown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four osteoarthritis patients with one-sided well-fixed primary THA were prospectively monitored during 18years (18Y) with repeated blood samples, clinical variables and radiographs...
November 10, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127399/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-enhances-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-by-notch-pi3k-akt-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Jing Zhang, Nan Kang, Xiaotong Yu, Yuewen Ma, Xining Pang
Neural stem cell (NSC) proliferation and differentiation play a pivotal role in the repair of brain function in central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) is a non-invasive and innovative treatment for many conditions, yet little is known about the effects of this treatment on NSCs. Mouse NSCs (NE-4C) were exposed to rESWT with 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 bar (500 impulses, and 2 Hz) in vitro. Cell viability test results indicated that rESWT, at a dose of 2...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107840/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-endometriosis-the-expression-of-total-and-active-forms-of-%C3%AE-catenin-total-and-inactive-forms-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-wnt7a-and-dickkopf-1
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Azar Pazhohan, Fardin Amidi, Firoozeh Akbari-Asbagh, Ensiyeh Seyedrezazadeh, Laya Farzadi, Mahshad Khodarahmin, Shayesteh Mehdinejadiani, Aligholi Sobhani
OBJECTIVES: The cyclical changes in proliferation and differentiation of endometrial cells are regulated by estrogen and progesterone via modulating Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Imbalance in the expression of estrogen and progesterone receptors causes progesterone resistance in endometriosis patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of some main components of Wnt/β-catenin signaling including WNT7a, DKK-1, β-catenin, and GSK-3β in eutopic endometrium and peritoneal endometriotic lesions of endometriosis patients compared to healthy endometrium in the mid-secretory phase of menstrual cycle...
October 31, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098038/exogenous-dkk-3-reic-inhibits-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-cell-proliferation-in-human-kidney-cancer-kpk1
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Jiaqi Xu, Takuya Sadahira, Rie Kinoshita, Shun-Ai Li, Peng Huang, Koichiro Wada, Motoo Araki, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Hirofumi Noguchi, Masakiyo Sakaguchi, Yasutomo Nasu, Masami Watanabe
The third member of the Dickkopf family (DKK-3), also known as reduced expression in immortalized cells (REIC), is a tumor suppressor present in a variety of tumor cells. Regarding the regulation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, exogenous DKK-1 and DKK-2 are reported to inhibit Wnt signaling by binding the associated effectors. However, whether exogenous DKK-3 inhibits Wnt signaling remains unclear. A recombinant protein of human full-length DKK-3 was used to investigate the exogenous effects of the protein in vitro in KPK1 human renal cell carcinoma cells...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069652/protective-effect-of-curcumin-against-oxidative-stress-induced-injury-in-rats-with-parkinson-s-disease-through-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#18
Yun-Liang Wang, Bo Ju, Yu-Zhen Zhang, Hong-Lei Yin, Ya-Jun Liu, Shan-Shan Wang, Zhi-Lei Zeng, Xiao-Peng Yang, Hai-Tao Wang, Jin-Feng Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to investigate the protective effect of curcumin against oxidative stress-induced injury of Parkinson's disease (PD) through the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in rats. METHODS: The successfully established PD rat models and normal healthy rats were randomly assigned into the 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), the curcumin (Cur) and the control groups. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the positive expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), dopamine transporter (DAT) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)...
October 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981378/morinda-citrifolia-leaf-extract-enhances-osteogenic-differentiation-through-activation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Hanna Gu, Kanitsak Boonanantanasarn, Moonkyu Kang, Ikhwi Kim, Kyung Mi Woo, Hyun-Mo Ryoo, Jeong-Hwa Baek
Morinda citrifolia (Noni) leaf is an herbal medicine with application in the domestic treatment of a broad range of conditions, including bone fracture and luxation. However, the basic mechanism underlying the stimulation of osteogenic differentiation by Noni leaf extract remains poorly understood. This study aimed to examine the effect of this extract on osteogenic differentiation and the mechanism by which Noni leaf extract enhances osteogenic differentiation. Aqueous extract of Noni leaves was prepared, and rutin and kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside were identified to be two of its major components...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960195/doxycycline-induces-bone-repair-and-changes-in-wnt-signalling
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Kátia do Nascimento Gomes, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes Alves, Paula Góes Pinheiro Dutra, Glauce Socorro de Barros Viana
Doxycycline (DOX) exhibits anti-inflammatory and MMP inhibitory properties. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects of DOX on alveolar bone repair. Controls (CTL) and DOX-treated (10 and 25 mg·kg(-1)) molars were extracted, and rats were killed 7 or 14 days later. The maxillae were processed and subjected to histological and immunohistochemical assays. Hematoxylin-eosin staining (7th day) revealed inflammation in the CTL group that was partly reversed after DOX treatment. On the 14th day, the CTL group exhibited bone neoformation, conjunctive tissue, re-epithelization and the absence of inflammatory infiltrate...
September 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
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