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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440536/selected-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-the-possibility-of-their-use-in-the-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-severe-asthma
#1
Marcelina Koćwin, Mateusz Jonakowski, Marcelina Przemęcka, Michał Panek, Piotr Kuna
Asthma is a chronic heterogeneous illness of the lower airway with an inflammatory basis, developing from hyperresponsiveness and bronchial obstruction. One of the more unfavourable processes occurring in the airway are the long-term changes of the respiratory tract known as remodelling, resulting in complete irreversible obstruction. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is a member of the Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-b) superfamily, which regulates processes in embryonic and post-embryonic development...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427435/prohibitin-targeting-peptide-coupled-to-ovarian-cancer-luteinization-and-tgf-%C3%AE-pathways
#2
Nour M El-Etreby, Amany A Ghazy, Radwaa Rashad
BACKGROUND: Ovarian epithelial tumor (OET) is a silent disease of late diagnosis and poor prognosis. Currently treatment options are limited and patient response to treatment is difficult to predict so there is a serious need to delineate the real pathogenesis to predict tumour prognosis. Prohibitin (PHB) is an evolutionarily protein that regulates the cell cycle. TGF-β has been shown to be a positive and negative regulator of cellular proliferation and differentiation. The present study provides an overview on the role played by PHB1, TGF-β and LH in ovarian cancer...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420724/a-zebrafish-model-discovers-a-novel-mechanism-of-stromal-fibroblast-mediated-cancer-metastasis
#3
Cai Feng Liu, Yunjian Zhang, Sharon Lim, Kayoko Hosaka, Yunlong Yang, Tatiana Pavlova, Twana Alkasalias, Johan Hartman, Lasse Jensen, Xiao-Ming Xing, Xingsheng Wang, Yong-Tian Lu, Guo Hui Nie, Yihai Cao
Purpose: Cancer metastasis can occur at the early stage of tumor development when a primary tumor at the microscopic size. In particular, the interaction of malignant cells with other cell types including cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in promoting metastasis at the early stage of tumor development remains largely unknown. Here, we investigated the role of CAFs in facilitating the initial events of cancer metastasis when primary tumors were at microscopic sizes.  <p>Experimental design: Multi-color-coded cancer cells and CAFs were co-implanted into the transparent zebrafish body and metastasis at a single cell level was monitored in living animals...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379592/severe-hepatocytotoxicity-linked-to-denosumab
#4
S Malnick, Y Maor, E Melzer, N N Ziv-Sokolowskaia, M G Neuman
OBJECTIVE: Denosumab (Prolia, Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA) is a fully human antibody to the receptor activator of nuclear factor-KB ligand (RANKL). We present a case of submassive hepatic necrosis with evidence implicating cytokine induction resulting from an immune reaction to denosumab. CASE REPORT: A 72-year-old lady presented with elevated liver enzymes. One month previously, she received a s/c administration of 60 mg of denosumab. Viral hepatitis A, B and C and human herpes viruses 6-7 were negative as were routine autoimmune serology...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364361/a-novel-method-to-generate-single-cell-derived-cancer-associated-fibroblast-clones
#5
Hiroko Hashimoto, Yoshitaka Suda, Tomoyuki Miyashita, Atsushi Ochiai, Masahiro Tsuboi, Kenkichi Masutomi, Tohru Kiyono, Genichiro Ishii
BACKGROUND: Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) communicate with cancer cells to play important roles in tumor progression. However, CAFs have heterogeneous phenotypes and functions. To understand how much of this heterogeneity relates to different biological responses, a more efficient method of generating single-cell-derived CAF clones is required. METHOD: We transduced two primary CAF cultures (CAFs-608 and CAFs-621) from lung adenocarcinoma with human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), mutant forms of cyclin dependent kinase 4 (CDK4R24C) independently and in combination (hTERT/CDK4R24C)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298474/tumor-protein-d52-expression-is-post-transcriptionally-regulated-by-t-cell-intercellular-antigen-tia-1-and-tia-related-protein-via-mrna-stability
#6
Hiromi Motohashi, Yoshiki Mukudai, Chihiro Ito, Kosuke Kato, Toshikazu Shimane, Seiji Kondo, Tatsuo Shirota
Although tumor protein D52 (TPD52) family proteins were first identified nearly 20 years ago, their molecular regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated the post-transcriptional regulation of TPD52 family genes. An RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) assay showed the potential binding ability of TPD52 family mRNAs to several RNA-binding proteins, and an RNA degradation assay revealed that TPD52 is subject to more prominent post-transcriptional regulation than are TPD53 and TPD54. We subsequently focused on the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of TPD52 as a cis-acting element in post-transcriptional gene regulation...
May 4, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298070/pulmonary-injury-associated-with-radiation-therapy-assessment-complications-and-therapeutic-targets
#7
REVIEW
Rasmi Rajan Radha, Guruvayoorappan Chandrasekharan
Pulmonary injury is more common in patients undergoing radiation therapy for lungs and other thoracic malignancies. Recently with the use of most-advanced technologies powerful doses of radiation can be delivered directly to tumor site with exquisite precision. The awareness of technical and clinical parameters that influence the chance of radiation induced lung injury is important to guide patient selection and toxicity minimization strategies. At the cellular level, radiation activates free radical production, leading to DNA damage, apoptosis, cell cycle changes, and reduced cell survival...
May 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192881/stem-cell-biomaterials-and-growth-factors-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
REVIEW
Soleiman Jaferian, Maryam Soleymaninejad, Babak Negahdari, Ali Eatemadi
Hepatocellular carcinoma is an antecedent of liver illnesses, including viral hepatitis, alcohol abuse, or metabolic disease. Transforming growth factor-Beta (TGF-b) plays an important role in creating a favorable microenvironment for tumor cell growth via two major mechanisms: an intrinsic activity as an autocrine growth factor and an extrinsic activity by inducing microenvironment changes. Recently stem cell therapy as also been a promising and potential treatment for liver cancer and in addition signaling pathways like GF/GFR systems, SDF-1α/CXC4 ligand receptor interaction and PI3K/Akt signaling, and cytokines has been identified to regulate cell fate decisions, and can be utilized to positively influence cell therapy outcomes...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188148/analysis-of-sphingolipids-in-human-corneal-fibroblasts-from-normal-and-keratoconus-patients
#9
Hui Qi, Shrestha Priyadarsini, Sarah E Nicholas, Akhee Sarker-Nag, Jeremy Allegood, Charles E Chalfant, Nawajes A Mandal, Dimitrios Karamichos
The pathophysiology of human keratoconus (KC), a bilateral progressive corneal disease leading to protrusion of the cornea, stromal thinning, and scarring, is not well-understood. In this study, we investigated a novel sphingolipid (SPL) signaling pathway through which KC may be regulated. Using human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) and human KC cells (HKCs), we examined the SPL pathway modulation. Both cell types were stimulated by the three transforming growth factor (TGF)-β isoforms: TGF-β1 (T1), TGF-β2 (T2), and TGF-β3 (T3)...
April 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165563/hoxa13-upregulation-in-gastric-cancer-is-associated-with-enhanced-cancer-cell-invasion-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#10
Y-X He, X-H Song, Z-Y Zhao, H Zhao
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the association between HOXA13 dysregulation and gastric cancer progression. We also explored the functional role of HOXA13 in invasion and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of gastric cancer cells and the possible signaling pathway it might involve in. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The microarray (E-GEOD-19826) examined the transcription profiles of 12 adjacent normal/tumor-matched gastric tissues was downloaded from the ArrayExpress and reanalyzed...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165551/thyroid-disorders-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#11
K Kowalczyk, G Franik, D Kowalczyk, D Pluta, Ł Blukacz, P Madej
OBJECTIVE: Thyroid disorders, especially Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), are observed significantly more often in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than in the general population - approximately 27% and 8%, respectively. This is extremely important in young women, because both disorders are connected with fertility problems. As HT and PCOS occur together, fertility problems may become a serious clinical issue in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature review in PubMed of PCOS- and HT-related articles in English, published until December 2015 was conducted...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131820/dissecting-the-role-of-mutations-in-chymase-inhibition-free-energy-and-decomposition-analysis
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Sharad Verma, Aditi Singh, Anchala Kumari, Sukriti Goyal, Salma Jamal, Siddharth Sinha, Abhinav Grover
Chymase enzyme abundantly found in secretory granules of mast cells and catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptide bonds to generate angiotensin II via hydrolysis of angiotensin I and also activates transforming growth factor-b and MMP-9. MMP-9 and TGF-b have significant role in tissue inflammation and fibrosis. In present study, we investigated that Lys192Met mutation leads to a higher loss in binding energy of inhibitors than mutation Arg143Gln in chymase. The energy decomposition revealed that the contributing residues are almost same in all the forms with some change in energy value...
April 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011632/a-developmental-transcriptomic-analysis-of-pax1-and-pax9-in-embryonic-intervertebral-disc-development
#13
V Sivakamasundari, Petra Kraus, Wenjie Sun, Xiaoming Hu, Siew Lan Lim, Shyam Prabhakar, Thomas Lufkin
Pax1 and Pax9 play redundant, synergistic functions in the patterning and differentiation of the sclerotomal cells that give rise to the vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs (IVD) of the axial skeleton. They are conserved in mice and humans, whereby mutation/deficiency of human PAX1/PAX9 has been associated with kyphoscoliosis. By combining cell-type-specific transcriptome and ChIP-sequencing data, we identified the roles of Pax1/Pax9 in cell proliferation, cartilage development and collagen fibrillogenesis, which are vital in early IVD morphogenesis...
February 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996033/the-xbp1-arm-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-induces-fibrogenic-activity-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-through-autophagy
#14
Rosa S Kim, Daisuke Hasegawa, Nicolas Goossens, Takuma Tsuchida, Varinder Athwal, Xiaochen Sun, Christopher L Robinson, Dipankar Bhattacharya, Hsin-I Chou, David Y Zhang, Bryan C Fuchs, Youngmin Lee, Yujin Hoshida, Scott L Friedman
Autophagy and the unfolded protein response (UPR) both promote activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSC), however the link between the two stimuli remains unclear. Here we have explored the role of X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1), one of three UPR effector pathways and sought to establish the interdependence between autophagy and the UPR during HSC activation. XBP1 induction accompanied both culture-based HSC activation and ER stress induced by tunicamycin. Ectopic overexpression of XBP1 induced collagen 1-alpha expression in HSCs, which was inhibited by knockdown of ATG7, a critical autophagy mediator...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982237/murine-experimental-root-canal-infection-cytokine-expression-in-response-to-f-nucleatum-and-e-faecalis
#15
Andressa Lamari Reis, Ricardo Reis Oliveira, Warley Luciano Fonseca Tavares, Thamyris Duque Silva Saldanha, Luiz de Macêdo Farias, Leda Quércia Vieira, Antônio Paulino Ribeiro
The aim of this study was to evaluate the gene expression of proinflammatory (RANKL, TNF-a and IFN-g) and regulatory (TGF-b and IL-10) cytokines as reaction to experimental infection by mono or bi-association of Fusobacterium nucleatum (ATCC 10953) and Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 19433). F. nucleatum and E. faecalis, either in mono- or bi-association were inoculated into the root canal system (RCS) of Balb/c mice. Animals were sacrificed at 10 and 20 days after infection and periapical tissues surrounding the root were collected...
September 2016: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941074/cartilage-rings-contribute-to-the-proper-embryonic-tracheal-epithelial-differentiation-metabolism-and-expression-of-inflammatory-genes
#16
Gianluca Turcatel, Katelyn Millette, Matthew Thornton, Stephanie Leguizamon, Brendan Grubbs, Wei Shi, David Warburton
The signaling cross talk between the tracheal mesenchyme and epithelium has not been researched extensively, leaving a substantial gap of knowledge in the mechanisms dictating embryonic development of the proximal airways by the adjacent mesenchyme. Recently, we reported that embryos lacking mesenchymal expression of Sox9 did not develop tracheal cartilage rings and showed aberrant differentiation of the tracheal epithelium. Here, we propose that tracheal cartilage provides local inductive signals responsible for the proper differentiation, metabolism, and inflammatory status regulation of the tracheal epithelium...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834568/the-tgf-%C3%AE-inhibitory-activity-of-antibody-37e1b5-depends-on-its-h-cdr2-glycan
#17
Ping Tsui, Daniel R Higazi, Yanli Wu, Rebecca Dunmore, Emilie Solier, Toyin Kasali, Nicholas J Bond, Catherine Huntington, Alan Carruthers, John Hood, M Jack Borrok, Arnita Barnes, Keith Rickert, Sandrina Phipps, Lena Shirinian, Jie Zhu, Michael A Bowen, William Dall'Acqua, Lynne A Murray
Excessive transforming growth factor (TGF)-β is associated with pro-fibrotic responses in lung disease, yet it also plays essential roles in tissue homeostasis and autoimmunity. Therefore, selective inhibition of excessive and aberrant integrin-mediated TGF-β activation via targeting the α-v family of integrins is being pursued as a therapeutic strategy for chronic lung diseases, to mitigate any potential safety concerns with global TGF-β inhibition. In this work, we reveal a novel mechanism of inhibiting TGF-β activation utilized by an αvβ8 targeting antibody, 37E1B5...
January 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803247/nod1-activation-in-cardiac-fibroblasts-induces-myocardial-fibrosis-in-a-murine-model-of-type-2-diabetes
#18
Almudena Val-Blasco, Patricia Prieto, Silvia Gonzalez-Ramos, Gemma Benito, María Teresa Vallejo-Cremades, Ivette Pacheco, Pilar González-Peramato, Noelia Agra, Verónica Terrón, Carmen Delgado, Paloma Martín-Sanz, Lisardo Boscá, María Fernández-Velasco
Cardiac fibrosis and chronic inflammation are common complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Since nucleotide oligomerization-binding domain 1 (NOD1), an innate immune receptor, is involved in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and diabetes outcomes, we sought to investigate its involvement in cardiac fibrosis. Here, we show that selective staining of cardiac fibroblasts from T2D (db/db;db) mice exhibits up-regulation and activation of the NOD1 pathway, resulting in enhanced NF-κB and TGF-β signalling...
February 1, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672072/the-role-of-the-tgf-smad-signalling-pathway-in-the-etiopathogenesis-of-severe-asthma
#19
REVIEW
Marcelina Koćwin, Mateusz Jonakowski, Marcelina Przemęcka, Jan Zioło, Michał Panek, Piotr Kuna
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory heterogeneous disease of the lower respiratory tract characterised by the occurrence of bronchial hyper-responsiveness and paroxysmal, changeable bronchial obstruction. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-b) is one of the cytokines involved in mediating airway inflammation and remodelling. The level of TGF-b1 gene expression correlates with severity of symptoms. Alterations in the main SMAD signal transmission, overexpression of TGF-b genes and changes in the transcriptome cause excessive secretion of TGF-b and its increased expression in target cells, which clinically induces a moderate-severe or severe course of asthma as well as an earlier and faster disease progression...
2016: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628559/-zoledronic-acid-administration-is-effective-for-hematopoiesis-management-in-a-patient-with-primary-myelofibrosis
#20
Yusuke Sugama, Hiroyuki Kuroda, Hiroto Horiguchi, Natsumi Yamauchi, Ken Sato, Michiko Yamada, Kohta Hamaguchi, Hajime Nakamura, Tomoyuki Abe, Shigeyuki Fujii, Masahiro Maeda, Miri Fujita, Masato Koguma, Tetsuhiko Koguma, Junji Kato
An 80-year-old man received a diagnosis of anemia and a decreased platelet count from his physician in 2008, and was referred to our department where primary myelofibrosis was diagnosed.The patient was classified into the lower risk group according to the International Prognostic Scoring System(IPSS), and was followed up without treatment.In June 2010, pancytopenia progressed, and the patient was reclassified into the higher risk group.Blood count did not increase with metenolone treatment, but increased with zoledronic acid(ZA)that he started receiving from January 2012...
September 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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