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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229962/overexpression-of-hsa-mir-939-follows-by-ngfr-down-regulation-and-apoptosis-reduction
#1
Fahimeh Hosseini Aghdaei, Bahram M Soltani, Sadat Dokanehiifard, Seyed Javad Mowla, Masoud Soleimani
Neurotrophin receptors play a crucial role in neuronal survival, differentiation and regeneration. Nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) or P75(NTR) is a neurotrophin receptor that is involved in many pathological conditions including cancers. Genetic factors that are involved in regulation of neurotrophin receptors are under intense investigation. MiRNAs are novel regulators of signalling pathways that are candidates for regulation of neurotrophin receptors. Computational programs predicted that NGFR gene is a bona fide target for hsa-miR- 939...
March 2017: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193212/corticomedullary-mixed-tumour-resembling-a-small-adrenal-gland-involvement-of-cancer-stem-cells-case-report
#2
Lian Duan, Fang Fang, Wanlei Fu, Zhenqiang Fang, Hui Wang, Shicang Yu, Zili Tang, Zhenqi Liu, Hongting Zheng
BACKGROUND: Adrenal corticomedullary mixed tumours are very rare. Its mechanism is rarely reported. Here we report the first case of a corticomedullary mixed tumour resembling a "small adrenal gland" with distinct arrangement of the cortical and medullary layers. We further hypothesize regarding the tumorigenic mechanism of this tumour. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year man had been diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension for 3 years. His 24-h urine vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) levels were slightly elevated...
February 13, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162975/comprehensive-molecular-characterization-of-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
#3
Lauren Fishbein, Ignaty Leshchiner, Vonn Walter, Ludmila Danilova, A Gordon Robertson, Amy R Johnson, Tara M Lichtenberg, Bradley A Murray, Hans K Ghayee, Tobias Else, Shiyun Ling, Stuart R Jefferys, Aguirre A de Cubas, Brandon Wenz, Esther Korpershoek, Antonio L Amelio, Liza Makowski, W Kimryn Rathmell, Anne-Paule Gimenez-Roqueplo, Thomas J Giordano, Sylvia L Asa, Arthur S Tischler, Karel Pacak, Katherine L Nathanson, Matthew D Wilkerson
We report a comprehensive molecular characterization of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PCCs/PGLs), a rare tumor type. Multi-platform integration revealed that PCCs/PGLs are driven by diverse alterations affecting multiple genes and pathways. Pathogenic germline mutations occurred in eight PCC/PGL susceptibility genes. We identified CSDE1 as a somatically mutated driver gene, complementing four known drivers (HRAS, RET, EPAS1, and NF1). We also discovered fusion genes in PCCs/PGLs, involving MAML3, BRAF, NGFR, and NF1...
February 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128708/detection-of-stem-cell-transplant-rejection-with-ferumoxytol-mr-imaging-correlation-of-mr-imaging-findings-with-those-at-intravital-microscopy
#4
Heike E Daldrup-Link, Carmel Chan, Olga Lenkov, Seyedmeghdad Taghavigarmestani, Toktam Nazekati, Hossein Nejadnik, Fanny Chapelin, Aman Khurana, Xinming Tong, Fan Yang, Laura Pisani, Michael Longaker, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir
Purpose To determine whether endogenous labeling of macrophages with clinically applicable nanoparticles enables noninvasive detection of innate immune responses to stem cell transplants with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Materials and Methods Work with human stem cells was approved by the institutional review board and the stem cell research oversight committee, and animal experiments were approved by the administrative panel on laboratory animal care. Nine immunocompetent Sprague-Dawley rats received intravenous injection of ferumoxytol, and 18 Jax C57BL/6-Tg (Csf1r-EGFP-NGFR/FKBP1A/TNFRSF6) 2Bck/J mice received rhodamine-conjugated ferumoxytol...
January 27, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107504/sox10-nano-lantern-reporter-human-ips-cells-a-versatile-tool-for-neural-crest-research
#5
Tomoko Horikiri, Hiromi Ohi, Mitsuaki Shibata, Makoto Ikeya, Morio Ueno, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita, Takahiko Sato
The neural crest is a source to produce multipotent neural crest stem cells that have a potential to differentiate into diverse cell types. The transcription factor SOX10 is expressed through early neural crest progenitors and stem cells in vertebrates. Here we report the generation of SOX10-Nano-lantern (NL) reporter human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPS) by using CRISPR/Cas9 systems, that are beneficial to investigate the generation and maintenance of neural crest progenitor cells. SOX10-NL positive cells are produced transiently from hiPS cells by treatment with TGFβ inhibitor SB431542 and GSK3 inhibitor CHIR99021...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097678/aberrant-tyrosinase-expression-in-an-atypical-fibroxanthoma-a-case-report
#6
Amy Weiss, Vijay Vanchinathan, Eun J Kwon
Atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) is a histologic mimicker of a variety of spindle cell neoplasms, and careful microscopic and immunohistochemical evaluation is critical in establishing the correct diagnosis. Here we report the histologic and immunohistochemical work up of a 1 cm nodule involving the left dorsal hand of a 66-year-old patient. Light microscopy revealed fascicles of spindled and pleomorphic cells within the dermis showing increased mitotic activity occurring in the background of sun-damaged skin...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069687/adaptive-resistance-of-melanoma-cells-to-raf-inhibition-via-reversible-induction-of-a-slowly-dividing-de-differentiated-state
#7
Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani, Verena Becker, Benjamin Izar, Gregory J Baker, Jia-Ren Lin, Sarah A Boswell, Parin Shah, Asaf Rotem, Levi A Garraway, Peter K Sorger
Treatment of BRAF-mutant melanomas with MAP kinase pathway inhibitors is paradigmatic of the promise of precision cancer therapy but also highlights problems with drug resistance that limit patient benefit. We use live-cell imaging, single-cell analysis, and molecular profiling to show that exposure of tumor cells to RAF/MEK inhibitors elicits a heterogeneous response in which some cells die, some arrest, and the remainder adapt to drug. Drug-adapted cells up-regulate markers of the neural crest (e.g., NGFR), a melanocyte precursor, and grow slowly...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013393/ngf-anti-vegf-combined-exposure-protects-rcs-retinal-cells-and-photoreceptors-that-underwent-a-local-worsening-of-inflammation
#8
Maria Luisa Rocco, Bijorn Omar Balzamino, Graziana Esposito, Carla Petrella, Luigi Aloe, Alessandra Micera
PURPOSE: Our previous study highlighted the potential nerve growth factor (NGF) effect on damaged photoreceptors from a rat model of spontaneous Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Herein, we tested the combined NGF/anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (αVEGF) effect on cultured retinal cells isolated from Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rats receiving an intravitreal VEGF injection (iv-VEGF) to exacerbate retinal inflammation/neovascularization. METHODS: RCS (n = 75) rats were equally grouped as untreated (n = 25), iv-saline (single saline intravitreal injection; n = 25) and iv-VEGF (single VEGF intravitreal injection; n = 25)...
March 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987372/six1-maintains-tumor-basal-cells-via-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-pathway-and-associates-with-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-cancer
#9
Takao Nishimura, Masashi Tamaoki, Rie Komatsuzaki, Naohide Oue, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Masayuki Komatsu, Kazuhiko Aoyagi, Keiko Minashi, Fumiko Chiwaki, Hisashi Shinohara, Yuji Tachimori, Wataru Yasui, Manabu Muto, Teruhiko Yoshida, Yoshiharu Sakai, Hiroki Sasaki
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors. Although improvement in both surgical techniques and neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been achieved, the 5-year survival rate of locally advanced tumors was, at best, still 55%. Therefore, elucidation of mechanisms of the malignancy is eagerly awaited. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) has been reported to have critical biological roles for cancer cell stemness, whereas little is known about it in ESCC...
February 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927008/microrna-296-5p-promotes-invasiveness-through-downregulation-of-nerve-growth-factor-receptor-and-caspase-8
#10
Hong Lee, Chang Hoon Shin, Hye Ree Kim, Kyung Hee Choi, Hyeon Ho Kim
Glioblastomas (GBM) are very difficult to treat and their aggressiveness is one of the main reasons for this as well as for the frequent recurrences. MicroRNAs posttranscriptionally regulate their target genes through interaction between their seed sequence and 3'UTR of the target mRNAs. We previously reported that miR-296-3p is regulated by neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and enhances the invasiveness of GBM cells via SOCS2/STAT3. In this study, we investigated whether miR-296-5p, which originates from the same precursor miRNA as miR-296-3p, can increase the invasiveness of GBM cells...
December 8, 2016: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906583/isolation-of-bovine-skin-derived-precursor-cells-and-their-developmental-potential-after-nuclear-transfer
#11
Jiajia Xiao, Qiaoqiao Li, Pengxiang Qu, Zihan Zhang, Shaohui Pan, Yongsheng Wang, Yong Zhang
Nuclei from less differentiated stem cells yield high cloning efficiency. However, pluripotent stem cells are rather difficult to obtain from bovines. Skin-derived precursor (SKPs) cells exhibit a certain degree of pluripotency, which has been shown to enhance the efficiency of nuclear transfer (NT) in pigs. In this study, bovine SKPs were isolated and characterized. Results showed that bovine SKPs expressed nestin, fibronectin, vimentin, pluripotency-related genes, and characteristic neural crest markers, such as NGFR, PAX3, SOX9, SNAI2, and OCT4...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834852/tonsil-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-differentiate-into-a-schwann-cell-phenotype-and-promote-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#12
Namhee Jung, Saeyoung Park, Yoonyoung Choi, Joo-Won Park, Young Bin Hong, Hyun Ho Choi Park, Yeonsil Yu, Geon Kwak, Han Su Kim, Kyung-Ha Ryu, Jae Kwang Kim, Inho Jo, Byung-Ok Choi, Sung-Chul Jung
Schwann cells (SCs), which produce neurotropic factors and adhesive molecules, have been reported previously to contribute to structural support and guidance during axonal regeneration; therefore, they are potentially a crucial target in the restoration of injured nervous tissues. Autologous SC transplantation has been performed and has shown promising clinical results for treating nerve injuries and donor site morbidity, and insufficient production of the cells have been considered as a major issue. Here, we performed differentiation of tonsil-derived mesenchymal stem cells (T-MSCs) into SC-like cells (T-MSC-SCs), to evaluate T-MSC-SCs as an alternative to SCs...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805868/ovariectomy-alters-gene-expression-of-the-hippocampal-formation-in-middle-aged-rats
#13
Miklós Sárvári, Imre Kalló, Erik Hrabovszky, Norbert Solymosi, Zsolt Liposits
Ovarian hormones regulate the transcriptome of the hippocampus and modulate its functions. During menopause this complex signaling declines, leading to impaired learning and memory. This study was undertaken to clarify the effects of long-term, surgical ovariectomy (OVX) on the rat hippocampal transcriptome. At age of 13 months, intact control and ovariectomized groups were formed. All animals were sacrificed 5 weeks after gonadectomy, hippocampal formations were dissected and processed for transcriptome analysis...
November 2, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804051/receptor-mediated-toxicity-of-human-amylin-fragment-aggregated-by-short-and-long-term-incubations-with-copper-ions
#14
Giuseppe Caruso, Donatella A Distefano, Paolo Parlascino, Claudia G Fresta, Giuseppe Lazzarino, Susan M Lunte, Vincenzo G Nicoletti
Human amylin (hA1-37) is a polypeptide hormone secreted in conjunction with insulin from the pancreatic β-cells involved in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The shorter fragment hA17-29 than full-length peptide is capable to form amyloids "in vitro". Here, we monitored the time course of hA17-29 β-amyloid fibril and oligomer formation [without and with copper(II)], cellular toxicity of different amyloid aggregates, and involvement of specific receptors (receptor for advanced glycation end-products, RAGE; low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor, p75-NGFR) in aggregate toxicity...
January 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781424/update-on-the-integrated-histopathological-and-genetic-classification-of-medulloblastoma-a-practical-diagnostic-guideline
#15
Torsten Pietsch, Christine Haberler
The revised WHO classification of tumors of the CNS 2016 has introduced the concept of the integrated diagnosis. The definition of medulloblastoma entities now requires a combination of the traditional histological information with additional molecular/genetic features. For definition of the histopathological component of the medulloblastoma diagnosis, the tumors should be assigned to one of the four entities classic, desmoplastic/nodular (DNMB), extensive nodular (MBEN), or large cell/anaplastic (LC/A) medulloblastoma...
November 2016: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775873/generation-and-characterization-of-mice-bearing-null-alleles-of-nradd-nrh2
#16
Nicolas Unsain, Genevieve Dorval, Jae Hyung Sheen, Philip A Barker
The Neurotrophin receptor associated death domain gene (Nradd/Nrh2/Plaidd) is a type I transmembrane protein with a unique and short N-terminal extracellular domain and a transmembrane and intracellular domain that bears high similarity to the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR/Ngfr). Initial studies suggested that NRADD regulates neurotrophin signaling but very little is known about its physiological roles. We have generated and characterized NRADD conditional and germ-line null mouse lines. These mice are viable and fertile and dońt show evident abnormalities...
December 2016: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727393/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-protects-retinal-photoreceptors-evidence-from-a-rat-model-of-light-induced-photoreceptor-degeneration
#17
Alice Brandli, Daniel M Johnstone, Jonathan Stone
Purpose: To test whether remote ischemic preconditioning (RIP) is protective to photoreceptors, in a light damage model, and to identify mechanisms involved. Methods: A pressure cuff was used to induce ischemia (2 × 5 minutes) in one hind limb of 4- to 6-month-old albino Sprague-Dawley rats raised in dim, cyclic light (12 hours 5 lux, 12 hours dark). Immediately following the ischemia, rats were exposed to bright continuous light (1000 lux) for 24 hours. After 7-day survival in dim, cyclic light conditions, retinal function was assessed using the flash electroretinogram (ERG) and retinal structure was examined for photoreceptor survival and death, as well as for stress...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683113/esm1-mediates-ngfr-induced-invasion-and-metastasis-in-murine-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Chen Chen, June Ho Shin, Joshua T Eggold, Man Ki Chung, Luhua H Zhang, Jeremy Lee, John B Sunwoo
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a highly invasive and metastatic malignancy. The nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) has been observed to be expressed on a subset of cells in OSCC, and NGFR+ cells have greater tumor-initiating capacity in vivo. Further, inhibition of NGFR reduces tumor growth, indicating a functional role of this receptor; however, the mechanisms by which NGFR confers enhanced tumor formation are not known. Here, we used an established murine model of OSCC and gene expression array analysis to identify ESM1 as a downstream target gene of NGFR, critical for tumor invasion and metastasis...
September 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577679/nerve-growth-factor-ngf-mediated-regulation-of-p75-ntr-expression-contributes-to-chemotherapeutic-resistance-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#19
Reka Chakravarthy, Katarzyna Mnich, Adrienne M Gorman
Triple negative breast cancer [TNBC] cells are reported to secrete the neurotrophin nerve growth factor [NGF] and express its receptors, p75 neurotrophin receptor [p75(NTR)] and TrkA, leading to NGF-activated pro-survival autocrine signaling. This provides a rationale for NGF as a potential therapeutic target for TNBC. Here we show that exposure of TNBC cells to NGF leads to increased levels of p75(NTR), which was diminished by NGF-neutralizing antibody or NGF inhibitors [Ro 08-2750 and Y1086]. NGF-mediated increase in p75(NTR) levels were partly due to increased transcription and partly due to inhibition of proteolytic processing of p75(NTR)...
September 30, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559294/characterization-of-gene-expression-patterns-among-artificially-developed-cancer-stem-cells-using-spherical-self-organizing-map
#20
Akimasa Seno, Tomonari Kasai, Masashi Ikeda, Arun Vaidyanath, Junko Masuda, Akifumi Mizutani, Hiroshi Murakami, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Masaharu Seno
We performed gene expression microarray analysis coupled with spherical self-organizing map (sSOM) for artificially developed cancer stem cells (CSCs). The CSCs were developed from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) with the conditioned media of cancer cell lines, whereas the CSCs were induced from primary cell culture of human cancer tissues with defined factors (OCT3/4, SOX2, and KLF4). These cells commonly expressed human embryonic stem cell (hESC)/hiPSC-specific genes (POU5F1, SOX2, NANOG, LIN28, and SALL4) at a level equivalent to those of control hiPSC 201B7...
2016: Cancer Informatics
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