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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052842/shear-stress-upregulates-regeneration-related-immediate-early-genes-in-liver-progenitors-in-3d-ecm-like-microenvironments
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Kenichiro Nishii, Erik Brodin, Taylor Renshaw, Rachael Weesner, Emma Moran, Shay Soker, Jessica L Sparks
The role of fluid stresses in activating the hepatic stem/progenitor cell regenerative response is not well understood. This study hypothesized that immediate early genes (IEGs) with known links to liver regeneration will be upregulated in liver progenitor cells (LPCs) exposed to in vitro shear stresses on the order of those produced from elevated interstitial flow after partial hepatectomy. The objectives were: (1) to develop a shear flow chamber for application of fluid stress to LPCs in 3D culture; and (2) to determine the effects of fluid stress on IEG expression in LPCs...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052243/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-pathway-mediated-aberrant-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-kainic-acid-induced-epilepsy
#2
Zhengyi Qu, Fang Su, Xueting Qi, Jianbo Sun, Hongcai Wang, Zhenkui Qiao, Hong Zhao, Yulan Zhu
Temporal lobe epilepsy is a chronic disorder of nerve system, mainly characterized by hippocampal sclerosis with massive neuronal loss and severe gliosis. Aberrant neurogenesis has been shown in the epileptogenesis process of temporal lobe epilepsy. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying aberrant neurogenesis remain unclear. The roles of Wnt signalling cascade have been well established in neurogenesis during multiple aspects. Here, we used kainic acid-induced rat epilepsy model to investigate whether Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway is involved in the aberrant neurogenesis in temporal lobe epilepsy...
October 19, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051537/microarray-gene-expression-of-periosteum-in-spontaneous-bone-regeneration-of-mandibular-segmental-defects
#3
Zheyi Li, Juli Pan, Jinling Ma, Zhen Zhang, Yuxing Bai
Spontaneous bone regeneration could occur to reestablish mandibular bony continuity in patients who underwent partial or total mandibulectomy for tumors with periosteum-preserving. However, scarce data is available related to the precise role of periosteum in this bone regeneration. Therefore we aimed to investigate the gene expression of periosteum that were involved in the mandibular bone regeneration. Mandibular segmental defects were created in six mini-pigs with periosteum preserved. The periosteum of defects and control site were harvested at 1 and 2 weeks...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051494/mir-31-promotes-mammary-stem-cell-expansion-and-breast-tumorigenesis-by-suppressing-wnt-signaling-antagonists
#4
Cong Lv, Fengyin Li, Xiang Li, Yuhua Tian, Yue Zhang, Xiaole Sheng, Yongli Song, Qingyong Meng, Shukai Yuan, Liming Luan, Thomas Andl, Xu Feng, Baowei Jiao, Mingang Xu, Maksim V Plikus, Xing Dai, Christopher Lengner, Wei Cui, Fazheng Ren, Jianwei Shuai, Sarah E Millar, Zhengquan Yu
MicroRNA-mediated post-transcriptional regulation plays key roles in stem cell self-renewal and tumorigenesis. However, the in vivo functions of specific microRNAs in controlling mammary stem cell (MaSC) activity and breast cancer formation remain poorly understood. Here we show that miR-31 is highly expressed in MaSC-enriched mammary basal cell population and in mammary tumors, and is regulated by NF-κB signaling. We demonstrate that miR-31 promotes mammary epithelial proliferation and MaSC expansion at the expense of differentiation in vivo...
October 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050326/different-effection-of-p-1125val-ala-and-rs11954856-in-apc-on-wnt-signaling-pathway
#5
Fei-Feng Li, Zhi-Xun Zhao, Peng Yan, Song Wang, Zheng Liu, Qiong Zhang, Xiao-Ning Zhang, Chang-Hao Sun, Xi-Shan Wang, Gui-Yu Wang, Shu-Lin Liu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is among the most common and fatal forms of solid tumors worldwide and more than two thirds of CRC and adenomas patients have APC gene mutations. APC is a key regulator in the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway but its roles in CRC remains to be elucidated. In this study, we compared APC genes between CRC patients and controls to determine possible associations of nucleotide changes in the APC gene with the pathways involved in CRC pathogenesis. All participants received physical and enteroscopic examinations...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050273/tgf%C3%AE-induced-factor-homeobox-1-promotes-colorectal-cancer-development-through-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#6
Ji-Lian Wang, Zhen Qi, Ye-Hua Li, Hong-Mei Zhao, Ye-Guang Chen, Wei Fu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers, but the mechanisms underlying its initiation and progression are largely unknown. TGIF1 (TGFB induced factor homeobox 1) is a transcriptional corepressor that belongs to the three-amino acid loop extension (TALE) superclass of atypical homeodomains. It has been reported that TGIF1 is highly expressed in mammary cancer and non-small cell lung cancer and can enhance tumor progression. However, the role of TGIF1 in colorectal cancer remains unknown. Here, we report that TGIF1 is significantly upregulated in colorectal cancers, and its high expression predicts poor prognosis...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050257/linc-ror-induces-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-ovarian-cancer-by-increasing-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#7
Yanhui Lou, Huanhuan Jiang, Zhumei Cui, Lingzhi Wang, Xiangyu Wang, Tian Tian
Long intergenic non-protein coding RNA, regulator of reprogramming (linc-ROR) is an intergenic long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) previously shown to contribute to tumorigenesis in several malignancies. However, little is known about whether linc-ROR has a role in ovarian cancer progression. In this study, we found that linc-ROR expression was increased in high-grade ovarian serous cancer tissues compared with normal ovarian tissues or normal fallopian tube tissues. Furthermore, the level of linc-ROR expression was associated with ovarian cancer International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage and lymph node metastasis...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050252/opposing-roles-of-icat-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-nsc67657-induced-monocytic-differentiation
#8
Weijia Wang, Yan Zhang, Yong Yuan, Runqiang Yuan, Youye Yang, Xiuming Zhang, Dongmei Wen, Fuda Huang, Jinshu Wang
NSC67657 is a new steroid drug that induces monocytic differentiation of acute myeloid leukemia cells. Here, we demonstrate that NSC67657 has opposing effects on expression of downstream targets of inhibitor of β-catenin and TCF (ICAT) and Wnt signaling in HL60 cells. ICAT binds to β-catenin, and this interaction is further increased in NSC67657-differentiated cells. ICAT overexpression decreases expression of Wnt downstream targets and increases sensitivity of HL60 cells to NSC67657, while ICAT silencing increases Wnt signaling and delays the NSC67657-induced cell differentiation...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050223/mir-23a-promotes-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-emt-and-tumor-metastasis-in-breast-cancer-cells-by-directly-targeting-cdh1-and-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#9
Fei Ma, Wenjie Li, Chunxiao Liu, Wei Li, Haining Yu, Bo Lei, Yanlv Ren, Zhigao Li, Da Pang, Cheng Qian
TGF-β1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been proved to be associated with metastasis of breast cancer cells. We attempted to detect a novel mechanism that microRNAs mediated the TGF-β1-induced EMT in the process of breast cancer metastasis. Here we reported that the expression of miR-23a was higher in breast cancer cells with high metastasis ability and patients with lymph node metastasis and the treatment of TGF-β1 significantly upregulated the expression of miR-23a in breast cancer cells...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050206/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-promotes-aging-associated-hair-graying-in-mice
#10
Zhihui Zhang, Mingxing Lei, Haoran Xin, Chunyan Hu, Tian Yang, Yizhan Xing, Yuhong Li, Haiying Guo, Xiaohua Lian, Fang Deng
Canities is an obvious sign of aging in mouse and human, shown as hair graying. Melanocytes in the hair follicle show cyclic activity with hair cycling, which transitions from anagen, catagen to telogen. How the hairs turn gray during aging is not completely uncovered. Here, by using immunostaining and LacZ staining in Dct-LacZ mice, we show that β-catenin is expressed in melanocytes during hair cycling. RT-PCR, western blot and immunostaining show that β-catenin expression is significantly increased in both anagen and telogen skin of aged mice, when compared to the anagen and telogen skin of young mice, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050201/htlv-1-viral-oncogene-hbz-induces-osteolytic-bone-disease-in-transgenic-mice
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Alison K Esser, Daniel A Rauch, Jingyu Xiang, John C Harding, Nicole A Kohart, Michael H Ross, Xinming Su, Kevin Wu, Devra Huey, Yalin Xu, Kiran Vij, Patrick L Green, Thomas J Rosol, Stefan Niewiesk, Lee Ratner, Katherine N Weilbaecher
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is an aggressive T cell malignancy that occurs in HTLV-1 infected patients. Most ATL patients develop osteolytic lesions and hypercalcemia of malignancy, causing severe skeletal related complications and reduced overall survival. The HTLV-1 virus encodes 2 viral oncogenes, Tax and HBZ. Tax, a transcriptional activator, is critical to ATL development, and has been implicated in pathologic osteolysis. HBZ, HTLV-1 basic leucine zipper transcription factor, promotes tumor cell proliferation and disrupts Wnt pathway modulators; however, its role in ATL induced osteolytic bone loss is unknown...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050153/-study-on-the-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-chondrocytes-induced-by-tgf-beta-3
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D B Liu, X S Han, W L Huang, J Deng, R F She
Objective: To explore the methods for the differentiation of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) into chondrocytes induced by transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta 3 in vitro, and search for a reliable seed cell for the regeneration and repair of articular cartilage in osteoarthritis. Methods: SD rat femoral and tibial BMMSCs were cultured by the whole bone marrow adherent method, and then the purity was identified by flow cytometry. P3 generation cells were induced and differentiated into chondrocytes by the induction of differentiation medium containing TGF-beta 3, and cell chondrogenic differentiation ability at different induction time points was detected...
September 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050069/-mir-449a-is-a-potential-epigenetic-biomarker-for-wnt-subtype-of-medulloblastoma
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Y X Li, L W Shao, T Jiang, Y Liu, Q Chang
Objective: To identify the candidate epigenetic biomarkers of Wnt subtype of medulloblastoma(MB). Methods: MicroRNAs(miRNAs) expression array was used to detect the expression of miRNAs in MB cell lines with or without treatment by demethylation reagent. Nanostring gene expression array was used to detect the expression level of mRNA in 45 samples of primary MB. Molecular subtyping was performed based on the NanoString data. The status of methylation was confirmed by methylation specific PCR. The expression of candidate miRNA was confirmed by real-time PCR...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049289/a-molecular-atlas-of-the-developing-ectoderm-defines-neural-neural-crest-placode-and-nonneural-progenitor-identity-in-vertebrates
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Jean-Louis Plouhinec, Sofía Medina-Ruiz, Caroline Borday, Elsa Bernard, Jean-Philippe Vert, Michael B Eisen, Richard M Harland, Anne H Monsoro-Burq
During vertebrate neurulation, the embryonic ectoderm is patterned into lineage progenitors for neural plate, neural crest, placodes and epidermis. Here, we use Xenopus laevis embryos to analyze the spatial and temporal transcriptome of distinct ectodermal domains in the course of neurulation, during the establishment of cell lineages. In order to define the transcriptome of small groups of cells from a single germ layer and to retain spatial information, dorsal and ventral ectoderm was subdivided along the anterior-posterior and medial-lateral axes by microdissections...
October 19, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048663/suppression-of-letm1-by-sirna-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-of-bladder-cancer-cells
#15
Bisheng Huang, Jingwei Zhang, Xiaolu Zhang, Chi Huang, Guanghui Hu, Saiyang Li, Tiancheng Xie, Mengnan Liu, Yunfei Xu
The leucine zipper-EF-hand containing transmembrane protein 1 (LETM1) is highly expressed in many human malignancies and is correlated with poor prognosis. However, the function of LETM1 in bladder cancer still remains unknown. In the present study, we analyzed the expression levels of LETM1 in bladder cancer tissues and non-cancerous tissues as well as in four bladder cancer cell lines (T24, EJ, 5637 and J82) and a human bladder epithelial immortalized cell line SV-HUC-1. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) was employed to knockdown the expression of LETM1 in the T24 cells...
September 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048660/canonical-and-non-canonical-wnt-signaling-in-cancer-stem-cells-and-their-niches-cellular-heterogeneity-omics-reprogramming-targeted-therapy-and-tumor-plasticity-review
#16
Masaru Katoh
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), which have the potential for self-renewal, differentiation and de-differentiation, undergo epigenetic, epithelial-mesenchymal, immunological and metabolic reprogramming to adapt to the tumor microenvironment and survive host defense or therapeutic insults. Intra-tumor heterogeneity and cancer-cell plasticity give rise to therapeutic resistance and recurrence through clonal replacement and reactivation of dormant CSCs, respectively. WNT signaling cascades cross-talk with the FGF, Notch, Hedgehog and TGFβ/BMP signaling cascades and regulate expression of functional CSC markers, such as CD44, CD133 (PROM1), EPCAM and LGR5 (GPR49)...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048651/inhibitor-of-%C3%AE-catenin-and-tcf-icat-promotes-cervical-cancer-growth-and-metastasis-by-disrupting-e-cadherin-%C3%AE-catenin-complex
#17
Yayun Jiang, Wei Ren, Weijia Wang, Jing Xia, Liyao Gou, Mengyao Liu, Qun Wan, Lan Zhou, Yaguang Weng, Tongchuan He, Yan Zhang
The inhibitor of β-catenin and TCF (ICAT) blocks the binding of TCF to β-catenin and has been demonstrated as a suppressor of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. It has been reported to exert a different function around a wide variety of cancers. However, its function and underlying mechanisms in human cervical cancer remains unknown. In the present study, the expression of ICAT in 41 human cervical cancer tissues and 30 normal cervical tissues was evaluated by immunohistochemical analysis. ICAT was found highly expressed in cancer tissues...
September 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048611/human-cytomegalovirus-infection-enhances-cell-proliferation-migration-and-upregulation-of-emt-markers-in-colorectal-cancer-derived-stem-cell-like-cells
#18
Wan Huai Teo, Hsin-Pai Chen, Jason C Huang, Yu-Jiun Chan
Increasing evidence suggests a link between persistent human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection and cancer. Although the role of HCMV in cancer is still elusive, recent studies revealed the presence of HCMV nucleic acids and proteins in different cancer types such as glioblastoma, colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers, and neuroblastoma. Although HCMV may not be directly associated with the neoplastic transformation, the presence of HCMV DNA in the tumorous tissue has been associated with altered clinical outcomes in cancer patients...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047327/integrative-testis-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-differentially-expressed-mirnas-and-their-mrna-targets-during-early-puberty-in-atlantic-salmon
#19
K O Skaftnesmo, R B Edvardsen, T Furmanek, D Crespo, E Andersson, L Kleppe, G L Taranger, J Bogerd, R W Schulz, A Wargelius
BACKGROUND: Our understanding of the molecular mechanisms implementing pubertal maturation of the testis in vertebrates is incomplete. This topic is relevant in Atlantic salmon aquaculture, since precocious male puberty negatively impacts animal welfare and growth. We hypothesize that certain miRNAs modulate mRNAs relevant for the initiation of puberty. To explore which miRNAs regulate mRNAs during initiation of puberty in salmon, we performed an integrated transcriptome analysis (miRNA and mRNA-seq) of salmon testis at three stages of development: an immature, long-term quiescent stage, a prepubertal stage just before, and a pubertal stage just after the onset of single cell proliferation activity in the testis...
October 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047191/wnt-signalling-pathways-in-skin-development-and-epidermal-stem-cells
#20
REVIEW
Anthony Veltri, Christopher Lang, Wen-Hui Lien
Mammalian skin and its appendages constitute the integumentary system forming a barrier between the organism and its environment. During development, skin epidermal cells divide rapidly and stratify into a multilayered epithelium, as well as invaginate downward in the underlying mesenchyme to form hair follicles (HFs). In postnatal skin, the interfollicular epidermal (IFE) cells continuously proliferate and differentiate while HFs undergo cycles of regeneration. Epidermal regeneration is fueled by epidermal stem cells (SCs) located in the basal layer of the IFE and the outer layer of the bulge in the HF...
October 19, 2017: Stem Cells
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