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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816988/relationship-between-serum-adipokine-levels-and-radiographic-progression-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-preliminary-2-year-longitudinal-study
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Ji-Heh Park, Seung-Geun Lee, Yun-Kyung Jeon, Eun-Kyoung Park, Young-Sun Suh, Hyun-Ok Kim
The immunomodulatory effects of adipokines have been extensively studied in rheumatic diseases, and there is a paucity of information regarding their effects on bone metabolism.The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between serum adipokines levels and radiographic progression over 2 years in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).In this preliminary longitudinal study, we prospectively recruited 20 consecutive male patients with AS and 11 gender- and age-matched healthy subjects. At the baseline and 2-year follow-up, serum adiponectin, leptin, resistin, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-6, and Dickkopf-1(DKK-1) levels were measured in AS patients using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays; these measurements were only performed at the baseline for healthy controls...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807014/epigenetic-reprogramming-converts-human-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-functional-cardiomyocytes-by-differential-regulation-of-wnt-mediators
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G Bhuvanalakshmi, Frank Arfuso, Alan Prem Kumar, Arun Dharmarajan, Sudha Warrier
BACKGROUND: Lineage commitment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to cardiac differentiation is controlled by transcription factors that are regulated by epigenetic events, mainly histone deacetylation and promoter DNA methylation. Here, we studied the differentiation of human Wharton's jelly MSCs (WJMSCs) into the cardiomyocyte lineage via epigenetic manipulations. METHODS: We introduced these changes using inhibitors of DNA methyl transferase and histone deacetylase, DC301, DC302, and DC303, in various combinations...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763521/correlation-of-dickkopf-1-concentrations-in-plasma-and-synovial-fluid-to-the-severity-of-radiographic-signs-of-equine-osteoarthritis
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Jillian S Mills, Marc A Kinsley, Duncan F Peters, Patty S D Weber, Tara R Shearer, Anthony P Pease
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a correlation between circulating and intra-synovial Dkk-1 and radiographic signs of equine osteoarthritis. METHODS: Circulating and intra-synovial Dkk-1 levels were measured in clinical cases using a commercially available human Dkk-1 ELISA. Radiographs were performed of the joints from which fluid was collected and these were assessed and scored by a boarded radiologist for joint narrowing, subchondral bone sclerosis, subchondral bone lysis, and periarticular modelling...
August 1, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749252/the-role-of-dickkopf-1-as-a-potential-prognostic-marker-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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De-Jun Liu, Yue-Xia Xie, Xiao-Xing Liu, Yan-Miao Huo, Min-Wei Yang, Xue-Liang Fu, Wei Liu, Jian-Yu Yang, Jiao Li, Rong Hua, Pei-Feng Liu, Yong-Wei Sun, Jun-Feng Zhang
Dickkopf-1(DKK-1), the downstream target of β-catenin/T-cell factor, participates in a negative feedback loop in the Wnt signaling and reported as an important biomarker in many tumors. In this study, we analyzed the expression of DKK-1 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients at both mRNA and protein levels. We used real-time PCR to detect the expression of DKK-1 in 32 PDAC and paired adjacent non-tumor tissues, results suggested that the expression of DKK-1 was increased in PDAC tissues. We found the similar results in the analysis of three independent microarray datasets...
July 27, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744803/xanthoceraside-modulates-neurogenesis-to-ameliorate-cognitive-impairment-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice
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Lin Zhu, Tianyan Chi, Xuemei Zhao, Lei Yang, Shijie Song, Qiaohui Lu, Xuefei Ji, Peng Liu, Lihua Wang, Libo Zou
Neuronal loss is reported to be an important pathological process in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Neurogenesis is a process of generation of new neurons to fill the neuronal loss. Xanthoceraside has been shown to attenuate the cognitive deficits in several AD animal models. However, little is known about the effect of xanthoceraside on neurogenesis in APP/PS1 transgenic mice. Thus, in this study, we investigated whether xanthoceraside can ameliorate learning and memory impairment by promoting NSCs proliferation and neuronal differentiation...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710530/proteomic-characterisation-reveals-active-wnt-signalling-by-human-multipotent-stromal-cells-as-a-key-regulator-of-beta-cell-survival-and-proliferation
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Miljan Kuljanin, Gillian I Bell, Stephen E Sherman, Gilles A Lajoie, David A Hess
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Novel strategies to stimulate the expansion of beta cell mass in situ are warranted for diabetes therapy. The aim of this study was to elucidate the secretome of human bone marrow (BM)-derived multipotent stromal cells (MSCs) with documented islet regenerative paracrine function. We hypothesised that regenerative MSCs will secrete a unique combination of protein factors that augment islet regeneration. METHODS: Human BM-derived MSCs were examined for glucose-lowering capacity after transplantation into streptozotocin-treated NOD/severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice and segregated into samples with regenerative (MSC(R)) vs nonregenerative (MSC(NR)) capacity...
July 14, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701962/the-effect-of-calendula-officinalis-on-oxidative-stress-and-bone-loss-in-experimental-periodontitis
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Mariana Dos Reis Lima, Amanda P Lopes, Conceição Martins, Gerly A C Brito, Virgínia C Carneiro, Paula Goes
Periodontitis is associated with reduced antioxidant capacity and increased oxidative damage. Oxidative stress induces inflammation and bone loss contributing to the pathological progression of periodontal disease. Calendula officinalis (CLO) has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CLO on oxidative stress and bone loss in rats subjected to experimental periodontitis (EP). For this, 72 male Wistar rats were divided into groups: Naïve, Saline (SAL) and CLO...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686724/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-gemigliptin-protects-against-vascular-calcification-in-an-experimental-chronic-kidney-disease-and-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Soon-Youn Choi, Hye-Myung Ryu, Eun-Joo Oh, Ji-Young Choi, Jang-Hee Cho, Chan-Duck Kim, Yong-Lim Kim, Sun-Hee Park
Although dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, a class of antidiabetic drugs, have various pleiotropic effects, it remains undetermined whether gemigliptin has a beneficial effect on vascular calcification. Therefore, this study was performed to evaluate the effect of gemigliptin on vascular calcification in a rat model of adenine-induced chronic kidney disease and in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells. Gemigliptin attenuated calcification of abdominal aorta and expression of RUNX2 in adenine-induced chronic kidney disease rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682874/in-vitro-effect-of-microrna-107-targeting-dkk-1-by-regulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in-osteosarcoma
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Zhi-Cai Zhang, Jian-Xiang Liu, Zeng-Wu Shao, Fei-Fei Pu, Bai-Chuan Wang, Qiang Wu, Yu-Kun Zhang, Xian-Lin Zeng, Xiao-Dong Guo, Shu-Hua Yang, Tong-Chuan He
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to explore the effects of microRNA-107 (miR-107) by targeting Dkk-1 on osteosarcoma (OS) via the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. METHODS: OS and adjacent tissues were collected from 67 patients diagnosed with OS. Expressions of miR-107, Dkk-1, LRP5, β-catenin, and c-Myc were detected by the quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting. The dual-luciferase reporter gene assay was performed to observe the relationship between miR-107 and Dkk-1...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676900/serum-levels-of-the-bone-turnover-markers-dickkopf-1-osteoprotegerin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-knee-osteoarthritis-patients
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Sicong Min, Chao Wang, Wanli Lu, Zhihong Xu, Dongquan Shi, Dongyang Chen, Huajian Teng, Qing Jiang
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common degenerative joint disease causing pain, stiffness, reduced motion, swelling, crepitus, and disability. Several inflammatory markers and cartilage degradation products can be used as biomarkers in OA. The key factors of bone metabolism in normal joint bone, dickkopf-1 (DKK1) and osteoprotegerin (OPG), interact with Wnt signaling pathway, balancing between bone absorption and bone reconstruction. TNF-α is a key inducer of DKK-1, which belongs to the family of proteins involved in joint remodeling...
July 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652180/serum-levels-of-dickkopf-1-are-a-potential-negative-biomarker-of-survival-in-geriatric-patients
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Peter Dovjak, Georg Heinze, Anna Rainer, Wolfgang Sipos, Peter Pietschmann
Fragility fractures due to osteoporosis and its most dreaded complication - hip fractures - are the cause of disability, high mortality and place a considerable burden on global health economics. Although much work has been done to accurately predict mortality and find risk factors for poor health outcome, little attention was given to the Wnt-catenin signaling pathway and its role in the posttraumatic course of disease. We studied 238 geriatric patients (175 women (mean age 84yrs) and 63 men (mean age 82yrs)) in total that were admitted to a department of Acute Geriatric Care...
June 23, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637006/the-effect-of-ca125-on-metastasis-of-ovarian-cancer-old-marker-new-function
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Qin Yuan, Jiayin Song, Weiwei Yang, Hongyan Wang, Qianyu Huo, Jie Yang, Xiaoxu Yu, Yunde Liu, Chen Xu, Huijing Bao
CA125 has been used extensively to screen for neoplasms, especially in ovarian cancer. The serum CA125 level can be used as a better prognosis evaluation and it may dynamic monitoring the disease progression. We explored the effect of CA125 on ovarian cancer cell migration and its underlying mechanism. Transwell assays showed that exposure to 0.2 μg/ml or 0.4 μg/ml CA125 for 48 h increased migration of A2780 and OVCAR-3 ovarian cancer cells. This effect of CA125 was blocked addition of 200 ng/ml DKK-1, a Wnt pathway inhibitor...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634697/in-psoriatic-arthritis-dkk-1-and-pth-are-lower-than-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-healthy-controls
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Angelo Fassio, Luca Idolazzi, Ombretta Viapiana, Camilla Benini, Elisabetta Vantaggiato, Francesco Bertoldo, Maurizio Rossini, Davide Gatti
Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is characterized by bone erosive damage often associated with exuberant bone formation especially in enthesial sites. Dkk-1 and sclerostin are the main inhibitors of the WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway and play a key role in the regulation of both bone formation and resorption. We performed this study in order to compare the serum levels of the WNT-pathway regulators along with bone turnover markers (BTM) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) between three different groups: one group of female patients affected by PsA, one group of female patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and healthy female controls (HC)...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627829/mir-29a-and-messenger-rna-expression-of-bone-turnover-markers-in-canonical-wnt-pathway-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Jinxian Huang, Guoxiang Song, Zhihua Yin, Zhongchao Fu, Zhizhong Ye
BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed that the canonical Wnt pathway and miR-29a play important roles in the pathogenesis of bone formation. We studied the levels of miR-29a and messenger RNA (mRNA) of bone turnover markers in the canonical Wnt pathway in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: The levels of miR-29a and mRNA of bone turnover markers in canonical Wnt pathway from peripheral blood mononuclear cells were determined by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction in 38 patients with AS and 32 healthy controls...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626213/the-efficacy-of-imrecoxib-and-celecoxib-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-their-influence-on-serum-dickopff-related-protein-1-dkk-1-levels
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Guan-Min Gao, Yan-Min Li, Xiao-Long Zheng, Dong-Bin Jiang, Lei-Lei Zhang, Peng-Hui Xu, Sheng-Yun Liu, Zhao-Hui Zheng, Quan-Cheng Kan
BACKGROUND To observe and demonstrate therapeutic effects and side effects of two selective COX-2 inhibitors, imrecoxib and celecoxib, on patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and observe the correlation between imaging scores and serum DKK-1 levels. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty patients with axSpA were randomly assigned to receive 200 mg imrecoxib or 200 mg celecoxib twice daily. Fifty-one patients who completed follow-up were included in the study. At baseline, week 4, and week 12, the clinical parameters, inflammatory markers (ESR, CRP), and adverse reactions were recorded...
June 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608614/solanum-muricatum-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
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Nan Wang, Feng Wang, Youshui Gao, Zubin Zhou, Wei Liu, Chenhao Pan, Peipei Yin, Mingjie Tang, Xiaowei Yu
Solanum muricatum (SM), also known as pepino, is known for its antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of SM extract in promoting osteogenic differentiation and regulating the Wnt and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathways. Ingredients of pepino were extracted and identified. SM extracts were used to treat rat bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs), followed by evaluating alkaline phosphatase activities and mineralization levels. The mRNA levels of osteogenic biomarkers, including OPN and Collagen I, were also evaluated with real-time polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607150/wnt3a-induces-the-expression-of-acetylcholinesterase-during-osteoblast-differentiation-via-the-runx2-transcription-factor
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Miranda L Xu, Cathy W C Bi, Etta Y L Liu, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) hydrolyzes acetylcholine to terminate cholinergic transmission in neurons. Apart from this AChE activity, emerging evidence suggests that AChE could also function in other, non-neuronal cells. For instance, in bone, AChE exists as a proline-rich membrane anchor (PRiMA)-linked globular form in osteoblasts, in which it is proposed to play a noncholinergic role in differentiation. However, this hypothesis is untested. Here, we found that in cultured rat osteoblasts, AChE expression was increased in parallel with osteoblastic differentiation...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556921/membrane-bound-dickkopf-1-in-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-suppresses-t-cell-mediated-autoimmune-colitis
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Wook-Jin Chae, Jong-Hyun Park, Octavian Henegariu, Saliha Yilmaz, Liming Hao, Alfred L M Bothwell
Induction of tolerance is a key mechanism to maintain or to restore immunological homeostasis. Here we show that Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Treg cells) utilize Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) to regulate T cell-mediated tolerance in the T cell-mediated autoimmune colitis model. Treg cells from DKK-1 hypomorphic doubleridge mice failed to control CD4(+) T cell proliferation, resulting in CD4 T-cell-mediated autoimmune colitis. Thymic-derived Treg cells showed a robust expression of DKK-1 but not in naïve or effector CD4 T cells...
May 30, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553649/myocardial-perfusion-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-associations-with-traditional-risk-factors-and-novel-biomarkers
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Miguel Bernardes, Tiago S Vieira, Maria João Martins, Raquel Lucas, Lúcia Costa, Jorge G Pereira, Francisco Ventura, Elisabete Martins
Introduction. Cardiovascular (CV) diseases are a major cause of death in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Novel biomarkers [B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); osteoprotegerin (OPG)/receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (RANKL) ratio; and dickkopf-1 (DKK-1)] have been used in CV risk assessment. We analysed, in established RA patients, the presence of silent myocardial ischemia and its association with clinical variables, BNP, and bone and atheroma biomarkers. Methods. From a single-center tertiary referral hospital, RA patients asymptomatic for CV disease were submitted to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) under adenosine stress and biomarkers measurements...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551822/glucocorticoid-therapy-causes-contradictory-changes-of-serum-wnt-signaling-related-molecules-in-systemic-autoimmune-diseases
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Mai Kawazoe, Kaichi Kaneko, Kotaro Shikano, Natsuko Kusunoki, Toshihiro Nanki, Shinichi Kawai
The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. A total of 91 patients with systemic autoimmune diseases who received initial glucocorticoid therapy with prednisolone (30-60 mg daily) were prospectively enrolled. We measured serum levels of N-terminal peptide of type I procollagen (P1NP), bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase isoform 5b (TRACP-5b), N-telopeptide cross-linked type I collagen (NTX), sclerostin, Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1), and Wnt3a before starting glucocorticoid therapy and every week for 4 weeks after its initiation...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
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