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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471421/class-3-semaphorins-modulate-the-invasive-capacity-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
#1
Man Wai Tang, Beatriz Malvar Fernández, Simon P Newsom, Jaap D van Buul, Timothy R D J Radstake, Dominique L Baeten, Paul P Tak, Kris A Reedquist, Samuel García
Objective: Class 3 semaphorins regulate diverse cellular processes relevant to the pathology of RA, including immune modulation, angiogenesis, apoptosis and invasive cell migration. Therefore, we analysed the potential role of class 3 semaphorins in the pathology of RA. Methods: Protein and mRNA expression in RA synovial tissue, SF and fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) were determined by immunoblotting and quantitative PCR (qPCR). RA FLS migration and invasion were determined using wound closure and transwell invasion assays, respectively...
February 19, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458191/a-novel-neuropilin-1-binding-sequence-in-the-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-envelope-glycoprotein
#2
Hideki Kusunoki, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Toshiyuki Kohno, Kazuhiko Matsuhashi, Kazuo Hosoda, Kaori Wakamatsu, Isao Hamaguchi
Entry of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) into host cells is mainly mediated by interactions between the viral envelope glycoprotein surface unit (SU) and three host receptors: glucose transporter type 1, heparin/heparan sulfate proteoglycan, and neuropilin-1 (Nrp1). Here, we analyzed the interaction between HTLV-1 SU and Nrp1 using nuclear magnetic resonance and isothermal titration calorimetry. We found that two SU peptides, residues 85-94 and residues 304-312, bound directly to the Nrp1 b1 domain with affinities of 7...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457830/mirna-124-3p-neuropilin-1-nrp-1-axis-plays-an-important-role-in-mediating-glioblastoma-growth-and-angiogenesis
#3
Guilong Zhang, Lukui Chen, Ahsan Ali Khan, Bingqian Li, Bin Gu, Fan Lin, Xinhui Su, Jianghua Yan
Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is the most lethal brain malignancy which involves multi-gene abnormality. Unfortunately, effective therapy against GBM is still lacking. Previously, we found that NRP-1 and its downstream NRP-1/GIPC1 pathway played an important role in GBM. In this study, we further investigated the upstream signaling of NRP-1 to understand how it is regulated. Firstly, we identified that hsa-miR-124-3p was miRNA differentially expressed in GBM and in normal brain tissues by high-throughput sequencing...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435012/microrna-9-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-and-enhances-radio-sensitivity-in-radio-resistant-a549-cells-by-targeting-neuropilin-1
#4
Kai Xiong, Li Hong Shao, Hai Qin Zhang, Linlin Jin, Wei Wei, Zhuo Dong, Yue Quan Zhu, Ning Wu, Shun Zi Jin, Li Xiang Xue
Radiotherapy is commonly used to treat lung cancer but may not kill all cancer cells, which may be attributed to the radiotherapy resistance that often occurs in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). At present, the molecular mechanism of radio-resistance remains unclear. Neuropilin 1 (NRP1), a co-receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), was demonstrated to be associated with radio-resistance of NSCLC cells via the VEGF-phosphoinositide 3-kinase-nuclear factor-κB pathway in our previous study...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434931/neuropilin-1-promotes-primary-liver-cancer-progression-by-potentiating-the-activity-of-hepatic-stellate-cells
#5
Zhi-Chao Xu, Hao-Xin Shen, Chen Chen, Li Ma, Wen-Zhi Li, Lin Wang, Zhi-Min Geng
As a co-receptor for a variety of cytokines, neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) is detectable in primary liver cancer (PLC) cells. Previous studies determined that silencing of NRP-1 expression attenuated the proliferation, migration and invasion of PLC cells. An increasing number of studies have highlighted the crucial role of the tumor microenvironment in the pathogenesis of cancer. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are one of the major interstitial cell types present in the liver tumor microenvironment, and can promote the proliferation, migration and invasion of PLC cells...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432830/functional-polymorphisms-of-the-neuropilin-1-gene-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-in-a-chinese-han-population
#6
Sai-Hou Fan, Zhen-Ya Shen, Yi-Min Xiao
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the most severe forms of cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) and is also the most common. Previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) and replication studies have suggested that a polymorphism in the neuropilin 1 (NRP1) gene is significantly associated with the risk of TOF. To further confirm the association between the NRP1 polymorphism and the risk of TOF and to identify additional positive functional single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for TOF risk, we systematically screened for functional polymorphisms throughout the regulatory and coding regions of the NRP1 gene...
February 9, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430837/architecture-and-hydration-of-the-arginine-binding-site-of-neuropilin-1
#7
Filipa Mota, Constantina Fotinou, Rohini Rhana, A W Edith Chan, Tamas Yelland, Mohamed T Arooz, Andrew P O'Leary, Jennie Hutton, Paul Frankel, Ian Zachary, David Selwood, Snezana Djordjevic
Neuropilin-1 (NRP1) is a transmembrane co-receptor involved in binding interactions with variety of ligands and receptors, including receptor tyrosine kinases. Expression of NRP1 in several cancers correlates with cancer stages and poor prognosis. Thus, NRP1 has been considered a therapeutic target and is the focus of multiple drug discovery initiatives. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) binds to the b1 domain of NRP1 through interactions between the C-terminal arginine of VEGF and residues in the NRP1 binding site including Tyr297, Tyr353, Asp320, Ser346, and Thr349...
February 12, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428242/bu-shen-yi-sui-capsule-promotes-remyelination-correlating-with-sema3a-nrp-1-lif-lifr-and-nkx6-2-in-mice-with-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#8
Pei-Yuan Zhao, Yong-Qiang Wang, Xi-Hong Liu, Ying-Jun Zhu, Hui Zhao, Qiu-Xia Zhang, Fang Qi, Jun-Ling Li, Nan Zhang, Yong-Ping Fan, Kang-Ning Li, Yuan-Yuan Zhao, Jian-Feng Lei, Lei Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bu Shen Yi Sui capsule (BSYSC), based on traditional Chinese formula Liu Wei Di Huang pill, is effective for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) in clinical experience and trials. Our previous studies confirmed that BSYSC had the neuroprotective effect in MS and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE); however, its mechanism of action was not clear. Thus, the effect of BSYSC on remyelination and the underlying mechanisms were investigated in the EAE mice...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420136/preparation-purification-and-identification-of-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-the-c-terminal-domain-of-semaphorin3f
#9
Pei-Pei Meng, Zhe Li, Sheng-Yu Wang, Wen-Wen Zhou, Malik Samiullah, Na Chen, Fang-Hong Luo, Ting Wu, Jiang-Hua Yan
Class three semaphorins were originally identified as mediators of axon guidance, which repelled axons and collapsed growth cones. As a member of class three semaphorins, semaphorin3F (Sema3F) has been found to have similar effects on tumor cells and endothelial cells and also is implicated in the signaling of tumor metastasis by forming a complex with neuropilins and plexins. In this study, our laboratory produced a monoclonal antibody against the C-terminal domain of Sema3F (Sema3Fc mAb) using the hybridoma method, expecting to explore the potential role of the antibody and its application in the detection of Sema3F...
February 8, 2018: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416916/genotyping-and-mrna-profiling-reveal-actionable-molecular-targets-in-biliary-tract-cancers
#10
Kyriaki Papadopoulou, Samuel Murray, Kyriaki Manousou, Ioannis Tikas, Christos Dervenis, Joseph Sgouros, Dimitra Rontogianni, Sotirios Lakis, Mattheos Bobos, Christos Poulios, Stavroula Pervana, Georgios Lazaridis, George Fountzilas, Vassiliki Kotoula
Biliary tract cancer (BTC) represents a heterogeneous disease with dismal outcome. Herein, we examined genotype and angiogenesis features in BTC. We applied genotyping (Sanger, qPCR, 101-gene panel NGS), mRNA relative quantification methods, and β-catenin immunohistochemistry in 84 FFPE BTC (55 gallbladder [GBC], 14 intrahepatic [ICC], 15 extrahepatic [ECC] carcinomas). We identified 541 mutations in 68 (81%) tumors. Top mutated genes were CTNNB1 (36%); PTEN (33%); TP53 (31%); PIK3R1 (29%); PIK3CA (13%); BRCA2 and KRAS (12%); BRCA1 (11%)...
2018: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415620/neuropilin-1-mediated-arterial-differentiation-of-murine-pluripotent-stem-cells
#11
Diana Kim, Vivian Lee, Taylor Dorsey, Laura Niklason, Liqiong Gui, Guohao Dai
Pluripotent stem cell derived endothelial cells (ECs) have great potential to be used in vascular therapy or tissue engineering. It is also much desired to obtain arterial or venous ECs for specific applications. Factors that are critical for the proper arterial or venous differentiation from pluripotent stem cells are still need to be understood. Here, we aim to investigate this problem deeper by examining neuropilin-1 (Nrp1), an early arterial marker that may be critical for arterial cell fate commitment...
February 7, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415226/temporal-regulation-of-dendritic-spines-through-nrcam-semaphorin3f-receptor-signaling-in-developing-cortical-pyramidal-neurons
#12
Vishwa Mohan, Chelsea S Sullivan, Jiami Guo, Sarah D Wade, Samarpan Majumder, Amit Agarwal, Eva S Anton, Brenda S Temple, Patricia F Maness
Neuron-glial related cell adhesion molecule NrCAM is a newly identified negative regulator of spine density that genetically interacts with Semaphorin3F (Sema3F), and is implicated in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). To investigate a role for NrCAM in spine pruning during the critical adolescent period when networks are established, we generated novel conditional, inducible NrCAM mutant mice (Nex1Cre-ERT2: NrCAMflox/flox). We demonstrate that NrCAM functions cell autonomously during adolescence in pyramidal neurons to restrict spine density in the visual (V1) and medial frontal cortex (MFC)...
February 3, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411340/neuropilin-1-in-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-clinical-and-pathological-analysis
#13
Marcin Bobiński, Karolina Okła, Jan Kotarski, Justyna Szumiło, Grzegorz Polak, Małgorzata Sobstyl, Wiesława Bednarek
OBJECTIVES: The role of angiogenesis in leiomyosarcomas still remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the NRP1 expression in the leiomyosarcoma tissues and to find the relations between its expression and the clinical features. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 50 patients with diagnosis of the uterine leiomyosarcoma. Clinical and follow up data were collected. Using immunohistochemical methods the expression of NRP1 was detected...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409705/genetic-status-of-kras-influences-transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-an-insight-into-neuropilin-1-nrp1-mediated-tumorigenesis
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Sneha Vivekanandhan, Debabrata Mukhopadhyay
Oncogenic RAS and deregulated transforming growth factor-beta (TGF)-β signaling have been implicated in several cancers. So far, attempts to target either one of them therapeutically have been futile as both of them are involved in multiple fundamental cellular processes and the normal forms are expressed by almost all cells. Hence, their inhibition would disrupt several physiological processes. Besides, their downregulation stimulates the tumor cells to develop adaptive mechanisms and would most likely be ineffective as therapeutic targets...
February 2, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396568/co-administration-of-irgd-with-peptide-hprp-a1-to-improve-anticancer-activity-and-membrane-penetrability
#15
Cuihua Hu, Xiaolong Chen, Yibing Huang, Yuxin Chen
To improve the specificity and penetration of anticancer peptides against tumors, in this study, we examined the effects of co-administration of the membrane-active peptide HPRP-A1 and the tumor homing/penetrating peptide iRGD. iRGD peptide is widely recognized as an efficient cell membrane penetration peptide targeting to αvβ3 integrins and neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) receptors, which show high expression in many tumor cells. The anticancer activity, cancer specificity and penetration activity in vitro and in vivo of the co-administered peptides were examined on 2D monolayer cells, 3D multi-cellular spheroids (MCS) and xenograft nude mice...
February 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394106/adenosine-a2a-receptor-a2ar-stimulation-modulates-expression-of-semaphorins-4d-and-3a-regulators-of-bone-homeostasis
#16
Aránzazu Mediero, Tuere Wilder, Lopa Shah, Bruce N Cronstein
The axonal guidance proteins semaphorin (Sema)4D and Sema3A play important roles in communication between osteoclasts and osteoblasts. As stimulation of adenosine A2A receptors (A2AR) regulates both osteoclast and osteoblast function, we asked whether A2AR regulates both osteoclast and osteoblast expression of Semas. In vivo bone formation and Sema3A/PlexinA1/Neuropilin-1, Sema4D/PlexinB1 protein expression were studied in a murine model of wear particle-induced osteolysis. Osteoclast/osteoblast differentiation were studied in vitro as the number of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase+/Alizarin Red+ cells after challenge with CGS21680 (A2AR agonist, 1 µM) or ZM241385 (A2AR antagonist, 1 µM), with or without Sema4D or Sema3A (10 ng/ml)...
February 2, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344147/systematic-analysis-of-the-molecular-mechanism-of-microrna-124-in-hepatoblastoma-cells
#17
Guiming Wang, Hong Liu, Zhigang Wei, Hongyan Jia, Yu Liu, Jiansheng Liu
The present study aimed to identify the molecular mechanisms of microRNA-124 (miRNA-124/miR-124) in hepatoblastoma. The GSE6207 microarray dataset, obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, included samples extracted from HepG2 cells transfected with miR-124 duplex (the experimental group) or negative control (the control group) at 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, 72 and 120 h after transfection. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were screened between the two groups. miR-124 activity was inferred based on the expression of its target genes...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339213/nrp-2-in-tumor-lymphangiogenesis-and-lymphatic-metastasis
#18
Jingwen Wang, Yuhong Huang, Jun Zhang, Boyi Xing, Wei Xuan, Honghai Wang, He Huang, Jiayu Yang, Jianwu Tang
Neuropilin-2 (NRP-2) not only functions as a receptor for semaphorins, a family of neural axon guidance factors, but also interacts with VEGFs, a family of vascular endothelial growth factors. As an independent receptor or a co-receptor, NRP-2 binds to ligands VEGF-C/D, activates the VEGF-C/D-NRP-2 signaling axis, and further regulates lymphangiogenesis-associated factors in both lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) and some tumor cells during tumor progression. Via VEGF-C/D-NRP-2 axis, NRP-2 induces LEC proliferation, reconstruction and lymphangiogenesis and subsequently promotes tumor cell migration, invasion and lymphatic metastasis...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334179/functionalized-nanoparticles-efficiently-enhancing-the-targeted-delivery-tumor-penetration-and-anticancer-activity-of-7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin
#19
Xun Liu, Jingxing Si, Qianzhi Zhang, Qian Huang, Danxia Gu, Hao Yang, Xu Chen, Youqing Shen, Meihua Sui
The enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect of tumors is much more complex than initially defined, and it alone is not sufficient for targeted delivery of nanosized agents. Meanwhile, poor tumor penetration is another major challenge for the treatment of solid tumors using nanoparticles. Development of delivery systems for SN38, the active metabolite of CPT-11 in human and a very potent anticancer molecule, has become an attractive research area. PEGx -p(HEMASN38)y (x and y are viable), a prodrug synthesized by using polyethylene glycol (PEG) as initiator and SN38 as monomer through atom transfer radical polymeration (ATRP) method, is previously reported...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327758/a-computational-analysis-of-pro-angiogenic-therapies-for-peripheral-artery-disease
#20
Lindsay E Clegg, Feilim Mac Gabhann
Inducing therapeutic angiogenesis to effectively form hierarchical, non-leaky networks of perfused vessels in tissue engineering applications and ischemic disease remains an unmet challenge, despite extensive research and multiple clinical trials. Here, we use a previously-developed, multi-scale, computational systems pharmacology model of human peripheral artery disease to screen a diverse array of promising pro-angiogenic strategies, including gene therapy, biomaterials, and antibodies. Our previously-validated model explicitly accounts for VEGF immobilization, Neuropilin-1 binding, and weak activation of VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) by the "VEGFxxxb" isoforms...
January 12, 2018: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
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