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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 9, 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949389/psoralen-promotes-the-expression-of-cyclin-d1-in-chondrocytes-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Wenwei Zheng, Pingdong Lin, Yuhuan Ma, Xiang Shao, Houhuang Chen, Da Chen, Xianxiang Liu, Xihai Li, Hongzhi Ye
Psoralen (PSO), the active ingredient of Fructus Psoraleae (FP) the dried ripe fruit of Psoralea corylifolia L., has been commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). We found that PSO activates cartilaginous cellular functions of rat chondrocytes in vitro. However, the effect of PSO on chondrocyte proliferation and the precise mechanisms involved remain to be elucidated. We investigated the effects of PSO on chondrocytes isolated from Sprague‑Dawley (SD) rats and evaluated involvement of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941122/evaluation-of-periostin-and-factors-associated-with-new-bone-formation-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-periostin-may-be-associated-with-the-wnt-pathway
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Dilek Solmaz, Sadettin Uslu, Didem Kozacı, Neslihan Karaca, Hale Bulbul, Emine Figen Tarhan, Mustafa Ozmen, Gercek Can, Servet Akar
OBJECTIVE: Periostin has been shown to be involved in bone anabolism through the regulation of Wnt-β-catenin signaling. It may be one of the pathogenic mechanisms in syndesmophyte formation in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this study was to evaluate serum periostin levels in patients with AS and to assess relationships among biomarkers of bone formation and periostin in disease outcomes, particularly radiographic changes. METHODS: Ninety-seven consecutive AS patients (78% male) and 48 healthy controls (75% male) were included in the study...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938611/dickkopf-1-induces-angiogenesis-via-vegf-receptor-2-regulation-independent-of-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Sung Hoon Choi, Hyemi Kim, Hyun Gyu Lee, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Seung Up Kim
Tumor angiogenesis is essential for invasive tumor growth and metastasis. Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1), an antagonist of Wnt signaling, participates in tumor development and progression. We evaluated whether DKK-1 stimulation induces angiogenesis and the endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EnMT). Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were stimulated with recombinant DKK-1 (rDDK-1) or conditioned medium from a culture of DKK-1-transfected 293 cells. Following stimulation, the expression levels of angiogenesis-related factors and EnMT related markers were determined by immunoblot assays...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934972/serum-bone-turnover-biomarkers-are-associated-with-the-occurrence-of-peripheral-and-axial-arthritis-in-psoriatic-disease-a-prospective-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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Deepak R Jadon, Raj Sengupta, Alison Nightingale, Hui Lu, Juliet Dunphy, Amelia Green, James T Elder, Rajan P Nair, Eleanor Korendowych, Mark A Lindsay, Neil J McHugh
BACKGROUND: A recent systematic review identified four candidate serum-soluble bone-turnover biomarkers (dickkopf-1, Dkk-1; macrophage-colony stimulating factor, M-CSF; matrix metalloproteinase-3, MMP-3; osteoprotegerin, OPG) showing possible association with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). We aimed to: (i) confirm and determine if these four biomarkers are associated with PsA; (ii) differentiate psoriasis cases with and without arthritis; and (iii) differentiate PsA cases with and without axial arthritis...
September 21, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919575/an-integrative-model-of-prostate-cancer-interaction-with-the-bone-microenvironment
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A Farhat, D Jiang, D Cui, E T Keller, T L Jackson
Despite advanced efforts in early diagnosis, aggressive surgical treatment, and use of targeted chemotherapies, the prognosis for many cancers is still dismal. This emphasizes the necessity to develop new strategies for understanding tumor growth and metastasis. Here we use a systems approach that combines mathematical modeling and numerical simulation to develop a predictive computational model for prostate cancer and its subversion of the bone microenvironment. This model simulates metastatic prostate cancer evolution, progressing from normal bone and hormone levels to quantifiable diseased states...
September 14, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912032/androgens-and-androgen-receptor-action-in-skin-and-hair-follicles
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Julieta María Ceruti, Gustavo José Leirós, María Eugenia Balañá
Beyond sexual functions, androgens exert their action in skin physiology and pathophysiology. Skin cells are able to synthesize most active androgens from gonadal or adrenal precursors and the enzymes involved in skin steroidogenesis are implicated both in normal or pathological processes. Even when the role of androgens and androgen receptor (AR) in skin pathologies has been studied for decades, their molecular mechanisms in skin disorders remain largely unknown. Here, we analyze recent studies of androgens and AR roles in several skin-related disorders, focusing in the current understanding of their molecular mechanisms in androgenetic alopecia (AGA)...
September 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849028/panax-ginseng-extract-antagonizes-the-effect-of-dkk%C3%A2-1-induced-catagen-like-changes-of-hair-follicles
#15
Yonghee Lee, Su Na Kim, Yong Deog Hong, Byung Cheol Park, Yongjoo Na
It is well known that Panax ginseng (PG) has various pharmacological effects such as anti-aging and anti-inflammation. In a previous study, the authors identified that PG extract induced hair growth by means of a mechanism similar to that of minoxidil. In the present study, the inhibitory effect of PG extract on Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1)-induced catagen-like changes in hair follicles (HFs) was investigated in addition to the underlying mechanism of action. The effects of PG extract on cell proliferation, anti-apoptotic effect, and hair growth were observed using cultured outer root sheath (ORS) keratinocytes and human HFs with or without DKK-1 treatment...
October 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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...
September 12, 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 3 independent microarray data sets...
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
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