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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042966/effects-of-rpe-conditioned-medium-on-the-differentiation-of-hadscs-into-rpe-cells-and-their-proliferation-and-migration
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Yi Zhang, Dandan Zhang, Wei Wei, Bingqiao Shen, Yuyao Wang, Yingjie Zhang, Yidan Zhang, Jing Ji, Hao Sun, Min Luo, Ping Gu
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is associated with the dysfunction and death of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Recently, there has been increasing interest in stem cell-derived RPE cells for cell replacement therapies, such as those for AMD. The present study investigated whether RPE-conditioned medium (RPECM) could promote the differentiation of human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hADSCs) into RPE cells, and enhance the proliferation and migration of these cells. Reverse-transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis demonstrated that RPECM induced hADSCs to differentiate into cells expressing RPE markers, including retinoid isomerohydrolase (RPE65), cytokeratin (CK8) and Bestrophin, which were identified to be significantly upregulated by ~10-fold, 3...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040945/quercetin-protects-mouse-liver-against-triptolide-induced-hepatic-injury-by-restoring-th17-treg-balance-through-tim-3-and-tlr4-myd88-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Cai-Bing Wei, Kun Tao, Rong Jiang, Lian-Di Zhou, Qi-Hui Zhang, Chun-Su Yuan
Triptolide (TP) is a diterpene triepoxide with various biological activities, but its clinical applications have been limited by potential hepatotoxicity, which can be attributed to T helper 17 (Th17)/T regulatory (Treg) cell imbalance. Quercetin (QE), a natural flavonoid, has been reported to have many benefits and medicinal properties, including hepatoprotective activity against TP-induced liver injury. However, the hepatoprotection mechanisms have not been clarified. The present study was designed to explore the protective effect and the mechanism of QE against TP-induced liver injury...
October 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038159/loss-of-erk1-2-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-leads-to-rpe65-decrease-and-retinal-degeneration
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Aswin Pyakurel, Delphine Balmer, Marc K Saba-El-Leil, Caroline Kizilyaprak, Jean Daraspe, Bruno M Humbel, Laure Voisin, Yun Z Le, Johannes von Lintig, Sylvain Meloche, Raphaël Roduit
Recent work has suggested that the activity of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 is increased in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) patients and therefore could be an attractive therapeutic target. Notably, ERK1/2 pathway inhibitors are used in cancer therapy, with severe and non-characterized ocular side effects. To decipher the role of ERK1/2 in RPE cells, we conditionally disrupted the Erk1 and Erk2 genes in the mouse RPE. Loss of ERK1/2 activity resulted in a significant decrease of RPE65 expression, a decrease in ocular retinoid levels concomitant with low visual function and a rapid disorganization of RPE cells, ultimately leading to retinal degeneration...
October 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036252/efficacy-of-isotretinoin-and-acitretin-in-treatment-of-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-retrospective-analysis-of-54-cases
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Adriana Rakowska, Agnieszka Gradzińska, Małgorzata Olszewska, Lidia Rudnicka
This study aimed to assess the efficacy of systemic retinoids in treating frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA). It was based on a retrospective analysis of 54 female patients with FFA treated with: oral isotretinoin at the daily dose of 20 mg (29/54) or acitretin at the daily dose of 20 mg (11/54) or with oral finasteride 5 mg/daily (14/54). The study was conducted between 2007 and 2017. The basic of the study is the measurement of distance between the frontal hairline and the glabellar crease prior to the commencement of treatment and after 6, 12, and 24 months...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034547/refractory-pityriasis-rubra-pilaris-treated-with-etanercept-adalimumab-or-ustekinumab-a-retrospective-investigation
#5
Nolan J Maloney, Lisa D Hisaw, Scott Worswick
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare, difficult to treat papulosquamous disorder that responds variably to retinoids and immunosuppression. Successful use of biologics for treating PRP has been described in the literature by case reports and a limited number of case series. To provide additional data, we retrospectively analyzed cases of PRP treated with biologics at our institution. We identified seven patients with a clear diagnosis of PRP treated with adalimumab, etanercept, and/or ustekinumab at our institution from January 1, 2014 to April 1, 2017...
October 15, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033473/impact-of-atra-on-ovalbumin-and-mold-sensitized-f344-rats-and-reversal-of-health-related-implications-by-citral
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Ibrahim O Farah, Carlene Holt-Gray, Joseph A Cameron, Michelle Tucci, Hamed Benghuzzi
The role of retinoic acid (All Trans Retinoic Acid; ATRA) in the development of hypervitaminosis A pathophysiology is not well understood or established in the literature. As well, the role of Citral (inhibitor of retinoid function; a non-toxic chemical that exists in two forms (diethyl; C1 or cis-trans dimethyl; C2).) in the reversal of pathophysiological implications is also not ascertained under an in vivo setting. Therefore, it is hypothesized that ovalbumin exposure will sensitize the body to supra-physiologic levels of retinoic acid leading to a negative pathophysiological impact and that Citrals 1 and 2 will reverse or ameliorate the related damage to the body's pathophysiology...
March 2017: Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033472/histopathological-analysis-of-the-f344-rat-lung-upon-exposure-to-retenoic-acid-ovalbumin-mold-spores-and-citral
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Ibrahim O Farah, Carlene Holt-Gray, Joseph A Cameron, Michelle Tucci, Hamed Benghuzzi
The paradoxical role of retinoic acid (All Trans Retinoic Acid; ATRA) in the development of allergic and/or inflammatory complications in contrast to a therapeutic modality for lung pathology is not well understood or established in the literature. As well, the role of Citral (inhibitor of retinoid function; a non-toxic chemical that exists in two forms (diethyl; C1 or cis-trans dimethyl; C2), in the reversal of retinoic acid, ovalbumin and allergic mold spore pathophysiology is also not well ascertained under an in vivo setting...
March 2017: Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030554/hdx-reveals-the-conformational-dynamics-of-dna-sequence-specific-vdr-co-activator-interactions
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Jie Zheng, Mi Ra Chang, Ryan E Stites, Yong Wang, John B Bruning, Bruce D Pascal, Scott J Novick, Ruben D Garcia-Ordonez, Keith R Stayrook, Michael J Chalmers, Jeffrey A Dodge, Patrick R Griffin
The vitamin D receptor/retinoid X receptor-α heterodimer (VDRRXRα) regulates bone mineralization via transcriptional control of osteocalcin (BGLAP) gene and is the receptor for 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25D3). However, supra-physiological levels of 1,25D3 activates the calcium-regulating gene TRPV6 leading to hypercalcemia. An approach to attenuate this adverse effect is to develop selective VDR modulators (VDRMs) that differentially activate BGLAP but not TRPV6. Here we present structural insight for the action of a VDRM compared with agonists by employing hydrogen/deuterium exchange...
October 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027288/cxxc5-expression-in-prostate-cancer-implications-for-cancer-progression
#9
Ines Benedetti, Angelo M De Marzo, Jan Geliebter, Niradiz Reyes
Identification of genes specifically deregulated in prostate adenocarcinoma may lead to discovery of new oncogenes/tumour suppressors with clinical relevance for diagnosis, prognosis and/or therapy. CXXC5 is a gene encoding a retinoid-inducible nuclear factor, whose overexpression in breast tumours, metastatic malignant melanomas and papillary thyroid carcinoma has been recently reported. We previously found differential expression of CXXC5 transcripts in metastatic prostate cancer cell lines of both rat and human origin...
August 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024079/the-preadolescent-acne-microbiome-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study-investigating-characterization-and-effects-of-acne-therapy
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Carrie C Coughlin, Shane M Swink, Joseph Horwinski, Georgia Sfyroera, Julia Bugayev, Elizabeth A Grice, Albert C Yan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Acne, a common pediatric disease, tends to be more comedonal in preadolescents, whereas older individuals are more likely to have inflammatory lesions in addition to comedones. Thus the microbiome of preadolescents may be different. In this pilot study we aimed to characterize the preadolescent acne microbiome, compare the microbiome in preadolescents with and without acne, and investigate changes in the microbiome after topical treatment with benzoyl peroxide or a retinoid in a small cohort of preadolescents...
October 11, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021535/the-autophagy-scaffold-protein-alfy-is-critical-for-the-granulocytic-differentiation-of-aml-cells
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Anna M Schläfli, Pauline Isakson, E Garattini, Anne Simonsen, Mario P Tschan
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignancy of myeloid progenitor cells that are blocked in differentiation. Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a rare form of AML, which generally presents with a t(15;17) translocation causing expression of the fusion protein PML-RARA. Pharmacological doses of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) induce granulocytic differentiation of APL cells leading to cure rates of >80% if combined with conventional chemotherapy. Autophagy is a lysosomal degradation pathway for the removal of cytoplasmic content and recycling of macromolecules...
October 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017757/effects-of-retinoic-acid-signaling-on-extraocular-muscle-myogenic-precursor-cells-in-vitro
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Sadie L Hebert, Krysta R Fitzpatrick, Samantha A McConnell, Anja Cucak, Ching Yuan, Linda K McLoon
One major difference between limb and extraocular muscles (EOM) is the presence of an enriched population of Pitx2-positive myogenic precursor cells in EOM compared to limb muscle. We hypothesize that retinoic acid regulates Pitx2 expression in EOM myogenic precursor cells and that its effects would differ in leg muscle. The two muscle groups expressed differential retinoic acid receptor (RAR) and retinoid X receptor (RXR) levels. RXR co-localized with the Pitx2-positive cells but not with those expressing Pax7...
October 7, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993766/therapeutic-potential-of-shark-anti-icosl-vnar-domains-is-exemplified-in-a-murine-model-of-autoimmune-non-infectious-uveitis
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Marina Kovaleva, Katherine Johnson, John Steven, Caroline J Barelle, Andrew Porter
Induced costimulatory ligand (ICOSL) plays an important role in the activation of T cells through its interaction with the inducible costimulator, ICOS. Suppression of full T cell activation can be achieved by blocking this interaction and has been shown to be an effective means of ameliorating disease in models of autoimmunity and inflammation. In this study, we demonstrated the ability of a novel class of anti-ICOSL antigen-binding single domains derived from sharks (VNARs) to effectively reduce inflammation in a murine model of non-infectious uveitis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989932/mutations-in-liver-x-receptor-alpha-that-impair-dimerization-and-ligand-dependent-transactivation
#14
Shimpi Bedi, Heather A Hostetler, Stanley Dean Rider
Liver X receptor alpha (LXRα) is crucial for the maintenance of lipid and cholesterol homeostasis. Ligand binding and dimerization with retinoid X receptor (RXR) or peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) is required for forming active DNA binding complexes leading to gene regulation. Structure based prediction and solvent accessibility of LXRα LBD shows that residues H383, E387, H390, L414, and R415 which are located in helices 9 and 10 may be critical for mediating protein-protein interactions...
2017: Nuclear Receptor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985805/antigen-specificity-of-antiretinal-antibodies-in-patients-with-noninfectious-uveitis
#15
Ebrima Gibbs, Joanne Matsubara, Sijia Cao, Jing Cui, Farzin Forooghian
OBJECTIVE: Antiretinal antibodies (ARAs) have previously been described in noninfectious uveitis. However, the antigen specificity of these ARAs has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to identify antigen-specific ARAs in noninfectious uveitis. METHODS: A total of 18 patients with noninfectious uveitis were enrolled. Surface plasmon resonance was used to measure binding responses of patient and control sera against several uveitogenic proteins: recoverin, S-antigen, interphotoreceptor retinoid binding (IRBP), retinal-pigment-epithelium-specific 65-kDa protein (RPE65), tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TRYP1), and tyrosinase-related protein 2 (TRYP2)...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983988/clinical-outcome-and-prognosis-of-dogs-with-histopathological-features-consistent-with-epitheliotropic-lymphoma-a-retrospective-study-of-148-cases-2003-2015-in-australia
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Catherine M Chan, Angela E Frimberger, Antony S Moore
BACKGROUND: Limited information is available regarding the treatment and outcome of dogs with epitheliotropic lymphoma. The disease typically has a poor prognosis. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the clinical signs, identify prognostic factors and evaluate the treatment outcome of dogs with epitheliotropic lymphoma. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records from 2003 to 2015. Treatment details, tumour response and survival time were recorded for 148 dogs...
October 6, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981706/insights-into-interplay-between-rexinoid-signaling-and-myogenic-regulatory-factor-associated-chromatin-state-in-myogenic-differentiation
#17
Munerah Hamed, Saadia Khilji, Katherine Dixon, Alexandre Blais, Ilya Ioshikhes, Jihong Chen, Qiao Li
While skeletal myogenesis is tightly coordinated by myogenic regulatory factors including MyoD and myogenin, chromatin modifications have emerged as vital mechanisms of myogenic regulation. We have previously established that bexarotene, a clinically approved agonist of retinoid X receptor (RXR), promotes the specification and differentiation of skeletal muscle lineage. Here, we examine the genome-wide impact of rexinoids on myogenic differentiation through integral RNA-seq and ChIP-seq analyses. We found that bexarotene promotes myoblast differentiation through the coordination of exit from the cell cycle and the activation of muscle-related genes...
September 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980033/-tretinoin-one-retinoid-many-dosage-forms
#18
A Melhorn
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October 4, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979664/oily-skin-a-review-of-treatment-options
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Dawnielle C Endly, Richard A Miller
One of the most common dermatologic concerns is oily skin, and the demand for effective treatment options is ever apparent. This review article addresses numerous topical treatment options such as retinoids, olumacostat glasaretil, and various cosmeceutical agents. several systemic and procedural techniques that incorporate isotretinoin, spironolactone, oral contraceptives, botulinum toxin, photodynamic therapy, and lasers are reviewed as well. Each treatment option is analyzed in terms of the proposed mechanism of action, efficacy reported in the literature, and potential adverse effects...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977589/retinoid-x-receptor-activation-alters-the-chromatin-landscape-to-commit-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-the-adipose-lineage
#20
Bassem M Shoucri, Eric S Martinez, Timothy J Abreo, Victor T Hung, Zdena Moosova, Toshi Shioda, Bruce Blumberg
Developmental exposure to environmental factors has been linked to obesity risk later in life. Nuclear receptors are molecular sensors that play critical roles during development and, as such, are prime candidates to explain the developmental programming of disease risk by environmental chemicals. We have previously characterized the obesogen tributyltin (TBT), which activates the nuclear receptors peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) and retinoid X receptor (RXR) to increase adiposity in mice exposed in utero...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
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