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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245116/human-lung-epithelial-cells-a549-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-pva-collagen-nanofiber
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Xiuchun Li, Shanshan Yan, Jing Dai, Yi Lu, Yiqun Wang, Man Sun, Jinkang Gong, Yuan Yao
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process by which epithelial cells lose their cell-cell contact to become mesenchymal stem cells, which is important on development and embryogenesis, wound healing, and cancer metastasis. This research aims to investigate the effect of topological cue as modulating factor on the EMT by tuning the diameter of electrospinning nanofiber. The cell-nanofiber interaction between human lung epithelial cell A549 and electrospinning nanofibers composed of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and type I collagen were investigated...
December 11, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244789/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-from-arpe19-promotes-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-of-human-umbilical-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-serum-free-medium
#2
Dah-Ching Ding, Yao-Tseng Wen, Rong-Kung Tsai
Clinical expansion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is hampered by the lack of knowledge regarding how to prevent MSC apoptosis and promote their proliferation in serum-free medium. Our in vitro studies demonstrated that human umbilical cord MSCs (HUCMSCs) underwent apoptosis in the serum-free medium. When HUCMSCs were co-cultured with retinal pigment epithelial cells (ARPE19), however, HUCMSCs exhibited normal growth and morphology in serum-free medium. Their colony formation was promoted by the conditioned medium (CM) of ARPE19 cells on Matrigel...
December 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243855/non-invasive-placentation-in-the-marsupials-macropus-eugenii-macropodidae-and-trichosurus-vulpecula-phalangeridae-involves-redistribution-of-uterine-desmoglein-2
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Melanie K Laird, Hanon McShea, Christopher R Murphy, Bronwyn M McAllan, Geoff Shaw, Marilyn B Renfree, Michael B Thompson
In mammalian pregnancy, the uterus is remodelled to become receptive to embryonic implantation. Since non-invasive placentation in marsupials is likely derived from invasive placentation, and is underpinned by intra-uterine conflict between mother and embryo, species with non-invasive placentation may employ a variety of molecular mechanisms to maintain an intact uterine epithelium and to prevent embryonic invasion. Identifying such modifications to the uterine epithelium of marsupial species with non-invasive placentation is key to understanding how conflict is mediated during pregnancy in different mammalian groups...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243324/validation-of-histone-deacetylase-3-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#4
Abigail B McLeod, James P Stice, Suzanne E Wardell, Holly M Alley, Ching-Yi Chang, Donald P McDonnell
BACKGROUND: Whereas the androgen receptor (AR) signaling axis remains a therapeutic target in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), the emergence of AR mutations and splice variants as mechanisms underlying resistance to contemporary inhibitors of this pathway highlights the need for new therapeutic approaches to target this disease. Of significance in this regard is the considerable preclinical data, indicating that histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors may have utility in the treatment of CRPC...
December 15, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243075/the-effect-of-aspirin-on-circulating-tumor-cells-in-metastatic-colorectal-and-breast-cancer-patients-a-phase-ii-trial-study
#5
L Yang, Z Lv, W Xia, W Zhang, Y Xin, H Yuan, Y Chen, X Hu, Y Lv, Q Xu, X Weng, C Ni
PURPOSE: Aspirin could reduce the risk of cancer metastasis. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a key factor of cancer metastasis, but no evidence has revealed how aspirin affects CTCs and its epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Here, we conducted a clinical trial to investigate how aspirin affects CTCs in metastatic colorectal cancer (MCC) and breast cancer patients (MBC). METHODS: The trial is retrospective registered at clinicaltrials.gov (NCT02602938). The eligible patients are given 100 mg aspirin q...
December 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242316/colorectal-cancer-consensus-molecular-subtypes-translated-to-preclinical-models-uncover-potentially-targetable-cancer-cell-dependencies
#6
Anita Sveen, Jarle Bruun, Peter W Eide, Ina A Eilertsen, Lorena Ramirez, Astrid Murumägi, Mariliina A Arjama, Stine A Danielsen, Kushtrim Kryeziu, Elena Elez, Josep Tabernero, Justin Guinney, Hector G Palmer, Arild Nesbakken, Olli Kallioniemi, Rodrigo Dienstmann, Ragnhild A Lothe
PURPOSE: Response to standard oncological treatment is limited in colorectal cancer (CRC). The gene expression-based consensus molecular subtypes (CMS) provide a new paradigm for stratified treatment and drug repurposing, however, drug discovery is currently limited by the lack of translation of CMS to preclinical models. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We analyzed CMS in primary CRCs, cell lines and patient-derived xenografts (PDXs). For classification of preclinical models, we developed an optimized classifier enriched for cancer cell-intrinsic gene expression signals, and performed high-throughput in vitro drug screening (n=459 drugs) to analyze subtype-specific drug sensitivities...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241308/infusion-of-porcine-derived-amniotic-fluid-stem-cells-for-treatment-of-experimental-colitis-in-mice
#7
Kun-Yi Lin, Shao-Yu Peng, Chih-Jen Chou, Herng-Sheng Lee, Leou-Chyr Lin, Ru-Yu Pan, Shinn-Chih Wu
Recently, stem cells have offered an alternative treatment for inflammatory bowel disease or colitis to overcome the poor outcomes associated with current therapies. Amniotic fluid-derived stem cells have the potential for the regeneration of impaired organs and the recovery of normal physiologic functions of damaged tissues without ethical concerns or risk of tumor formation. In this work, we aimed to examine the therapeutic effects of infusion of porcine amniotic fluid-derived stem cells (pAFSCs) in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in mice...
December 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240250/microrna-139-5p-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-fibrosis-in-post-menopausal-women-with-interstitial-cystitis-by-targeting-lpar4-via-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#8
Chen Jiang, Zhen Tong, Wei-Lin Fang, Qi-Bo Fu, Yin-Jun Gu, Ting-Ting Lv, Dong-Ming Liu, Wei Xue, Jian-Wei Lv
The study explores whether miR-139-5p targeting LPAR4 affects epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and fibrosis in post-menopausal women with interstitial cystitis (IC) via the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Bladder tissues of IC and normal bladder tissues were collected. The pathology of bladder tissues was observed by HE, Masson and Picrosirius red staining. LPAR4 positive expression rate were determined by IHC. ELISA was performed to detect the levels of IL-6, IL-8, IL-10 and TNF-α. Rat IC models were randomized into seven different groups...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239819/lncrna-hoxd-as1-promotes-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-cells-proliferation-and-invasion-by-targeting-mir-133a-3p-and-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#9
Ying Zhang, Yanbing Dun, Shumin Zhou, Xiang-Hua Huang
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) HOXD cluster antisense RNA 1 (HOXD-AS1) functions as a crucial regulator in the progression and development of tumors. The aim of this study is to unravel the underlying mechanisms of HOXD-AS1 on epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: 43 paired EOC tissues and adjacent non-tumor tissues were collected postoperatively from patients. QRT-PCR was used to explore HOXD-AS1 expression in both EOC tissues and cell lines. Cell proliferation and invasion were monitored by MTT assay and transwell invasion assay...
November 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239766/fam13a-is-a-modifier-gene-of-cystic-fibrosis-lung-phenotype-regulating-rhoa-activity-actin-cytoskeleton-dynamics-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#10
Harriet Corvol, Nathalie Rousselet, Kristin E Thompson, Laura Berdah, Guillaume Cottin, Tobias Foussigniere, Elisabeth Longchampt, Laurence Fiette, Edouard Sage, Céline Prunier, Mitchell Drumm, Craig A Hodges, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Loic Guillot
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease severity is highly variable and dependent on several factors including genetic modifiers. Family with sequence similarity 13 member A (FAM13A) has been previously associated with lung function in the general population as well as in several chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), we examined whether FAM13A is a modifier gene of CF lung phenotype. We also studied how FAM13A may contribute to the physiopathological mechanisms associated with CF...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239144/smg-1-inhibition-by-mir-192-215-causes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-gastric-carcinogenesis-via-activation-of-wnt-signaling
#11
Xiaojing Zhang, Yin Peng, Yong Huang, Mengting Yang, Ruibin Yan, Yanqiu Zhao, Yulan Cheng, Xi Liu, Shiqi Deng, Xianling Feng, Huijuan Lin, Huimin Yu, Si Chen, Zhenfu Zhao, Shanni Li, Kuan Li, Liang Wang, Yanjie Wei, Zhendan He, Xinmin Fan, Stephen J Meltzer, Song Li, Zhe Jin
SMG-1,a member of the phosphoinositide kinase-like kinase family, functioned as a tumor suppressor gene. However, the role of SMG-1 in GC remain uncharacterized. In this study, regulation of SMG-1 by miR-192 and-215, along with the biological effects of this modulation, were studied in GC. We used gene microarrays to screening and luciferase reporter assays were to verify the potential targets of miR-192 and-215. Tissue microarrays analyses were applied to measure the levels of SMG-1 in GC tissues. Western blot assays were used to assess the signaling pathway of SMG-1 regulated by miR-192 and-215 in GC...
December 13, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239102/serpinh1-overexpression-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-association-with-poor-clinical-outcome-and-its-potential-as-a-novel-prognostic-marker
#12
Yijun Qi, Yue Zhang, Zhiqiang Peng, Lei Wang, Kaizhen Wang, Duiping Feng, Junqi He, Junfang Zheng
Precision therapy for clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) requires molecular biomarkers ascertaining disease prognosis. In this study, we performed integrated proteomic and transcriptomic screening in all four tumour-node-metastasis stages of ccRCC and adjacent normal tissues (n = 18) to investigate differentially expressed genes. Most identified differentially expressed genes revealed a strong association with transforming growth factor-β level and the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition process. Of them, Serpin peptidase inhibitor clade H member 1 (SERPINH1) revealed the strongest association with poor prognosis and regulation on the expression levels of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition markers...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238913/phthalazinone-pyrazole-enhances-the-hepatic-functions-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-hepatocyte-like-cells-via-suppression-of-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#13
Young-Jun Choi, Hyemin Kim, Ji-Woo Kim, Chang-Woo Song, Dae-Sung Kim, Seokjoo Yoon, Han-Jin Park
During liver development, nonpolarized hepatic progenitor cells differentiate into mature hepatocytes with distinct polarity. This polarity is essential for maintaining the intrinsic properties of hepatocytes. The balance between the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) plays a decisive role in differentiation of polarized hepatocytes. In this study, we found that phthalazinone pyrazole (PP), a selective inhibitor of Aurora-A kinase (Aurora-A), suppressed the EMT during the differentiation of hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) from human embryonic stem cells...
December 13, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238763/modalities-to-enumerate-circulating-tumor-cells-in-the-bloodstream-for-cancer-prognosis-and-to-monitor-the-response-to-the-therapy
#14
G Romano
Certain malignant cells may detach from the primary tumor and enter the vascular system, forming so-called circulating tumor cells (CTCs). Clusters of malignant cells associated with other cell types can also be observed in the peripheral blood of oncological patients. Such cell clusters are termed circulating tumor microemboli (CTM). The isolation and quantification of CTCs and/or CTM from blood samples allow for an accurate prognosis of the clinical course of the disease and to monitor the response to therapy...
September 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238068/microrna-105-is-involved-in-tnf-%C3%AE-related-tumor-microenvironment-enhanced-colorectal-cancer-progression
#15
Zetao Shen, Rui Zhou, Chen Liu, Yaofeng Wang, Wanqi Zhan, Ziyun Shao, Jian Liu, Feifei Zhang, Lijun Xu, Xinying Zhou, Lu Qi, Feng Bo, Yanqing Ding, Liang Zhao
TNF-α is a central proinflammatory cytokine contributing to malignant tumor progression in tumor microenvironment. In this study, we found the upregulation of miR-105 in colorectal cancer was associated with aggressive phenotype, and the enhanced expression of miR-105 was required for TNF-α-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The expression of miR-105 was remarkably stimulated by TNF-α in a time-dependent manner using real-time qPCR analysis. Inhibition of miR-105 remarkably weakened the aggressive effects of TNF-α through preventing the activation of NF-κB signaling and the initiation of EMT...
December 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237910/clinical-significance-of-twist-e-cadherin-and-n-cadherin-protein-expression-in-endometrioid-adenocarcinoma
#16
Xinping Xie, Xiu Zheng, Jinhua Wang, Lihong Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the expression of Twist, E-cadherin, and N-cadherin both in normal endometrium and in endometrioid adenocarcinoma tissues (NET and EAT), and further discuss the relationship between the proteins expression and the clinical parameters. METHODS: Seventy-six EAT and 50 NET were collected from endometrioid adenocarcinoma patients and patients who received hysterectomy. We used immunohistochemistry (two steps methods) to detect the expression of Twist, E-cadherin, and N-cadherin proteins in EAT and NET...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237530/-mechanism-of-action-of-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-in-treating-airway-remodeling-in-asthmatic-mice
#17
Xiao-Hua Zhu, Qiu-Gen Li, Jun Wang, Guo-Zhu Hu, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Qing-Hua Hu, Gang Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the molecular mechanism of action of BET bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 in treating airway remodeling in asthmatic mice. METHODS: A total of 24 mice were randomly divided into control group, ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma group (OVA group), and JQ1 intervention group (JQ1+OVA group), with 8 mice in each group. OVA sensitization/challenge was performed to establish a mouse model of asthma. At 1 hour before challenge, the mice in the JQ1+OVA group were given intraperitoneal injection of JQ1 solution (50 μg/g)...
December 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237483/adipocytes-promote-cholangiocarcinoma-metastasis-through-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4
#18
Jihua Nie, Jingying Zhang, Lili Wang, Lunjie Lu, Qian Yuan, Fangmei An, Shuyu Zhang, Yang Jiao
BACKGROUND: The early occurrence regional nodal and distant metastases cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is one of the major reasons for its poor prognosis. However, the related mechanisms are largely elusive. Recently, increasing evidences indicate that adipocytes might be involved in the proliferation, homing, migration and invasion of several malignancies. In the present study, we attempt to determine the effects and possible mechanisms of adipocytes on regulating progression of CCA. METHODS: Adipocyte-CCA cell co-culture system and CCA metastasis mice model were used to determine the effects of adipocytes on CCA metastasis...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237157/hypoxia-accelerates-aggressiveness-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-involving-oxidative-stress-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-non-canonical-hedgehog-signaling
#19
Zhikui Liu, Kangsheng Tu, Yufeng Wang, Bowen Yao, Qing Li, Liang Wang, Changwei Dou, Qingguang Liu, Xin Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypoxic microenvironment, a common feature of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), can induce HIF-1α expression and promote the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and invasion of cancer cells. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms have not fully elucidated. METHODS: HCC cells were cultured under controlled hypoxia conditions or normoxic conditions. Transwell assays were used to examine the migration and invasion capacity. HIF-1α siRNA, cyclopamine (a SMO antagonist) and GLI1 siRNA were used to inhibit HIF-1α transcription or Hh signaling activation...
December 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237043/veratramine-modulates-ap-1-dependent-gene-transcription-by-directly-binding-to-programmable-dna
#20
Fang Bai, Kangdong Liu, Huiliang Li, Jiawei Wang, Junsheng Zhu, Pei Hao, Lili Zhu, Shoude Zhang, Lei Shan, Weiya Ma, Ann M Bode, Weidong Zhang, Honglin Li, Zigang Dong
Because the transcription factor activator protein-1 (AP-1) regulates a variety of protein-encoding genes, it is a participant in many cellular functions, including proliferation, transformation, epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), and apoptosis. Inhibitors targeting AP-1 have potential use in the treatment of cancer and other inflammatory diseases. Here, we identify veratramine as a potent natural modulator of AP-1, which selectively binds to a specific site (TRE 5'-TGACTCA-3') of the AP-1 target DNA sequence and regulates AP-1-dependent gene transcription without interfering with cystosolic signaling cascades that might lead to AP-1 activation...
December 9, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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