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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140251/vg1-nodal-heterodimers-are-the-endogenous-inducers-of-mesendoderm
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Tessa Grace Montague, Alexander F Schier
Nodal is considered the key inducer of mesendoderm in vertebrate embryos and embryonic stem cells. Other TGF-beta-related signals, such as Vg1/Dvr1/Gdf3, have also been implicated in this process but their roles have been unclear or controversial. Here we report that zebrafish embryos without maternally provided vg1 fail to form endoderm and head and trunk mesoderm, and closely resemble nodal loss-of-function mutants. Although Nodal is processed and secreted without Vg1, it requires Vg1 for its endogenous activity...
November 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136085/tgf-beta1-from-endometriomas-promotes-fibrosis-in-surrounding-ovarian-tissues-via-smad2-3-signaling
#2
Li Bing Shi, Feng Zhou, Hai Yan Zhu, Dong Huang, Xiao Ying Jin, Chao Li, Yongdong Dai, Yi Bin Pan, Song Ying Zhang
To elucidate whether the endometriotic cells of endometriomas synthesize transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) and understand how it affects surrounding ovarian tissue. We collected biopsies of the cystic walls from 42 endometriomas and 29 mature teratomas and compared mRNA and protein expression of fibrosis-related factors between the cystic walls. Then we detected TGFB1 mRNA synthesis in endometriomas, and tested TGF-beta1 fibrotic effect in vitro. Moreover, we verified the expression of Smad2/3 Signaling components in the endometriotic cystic wall in order to understand whether TGF-beta1/Smad signaling is involved in fibrosis formation of the tissue surrounding endometriomas...
November 10, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119451/pristimerin-inhibits-lps-triggered-neurotoxicity-in-bv-2-microglia-cells-through-modulating-irak1-traf6-tak1-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ap-1-signaling-pathways-in-vitro
#3
Bin Hui, Liping Zhang, Qinhua Zhou, Ling Hui
Microglia plays a prominent role in the brain's inflammatory response to injury or infection by migrating to affected locations and secreting inflammatory molecules. However, hyperactivated microglial is neurotoxic and plays critical roles in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. Pristimerin, a naturally occurring triterpenoid, possesses antitumor, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the effect and the molecular mechanism of pristimerin against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neurotoxicity in microglia remain to be revealed...
November 8, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108266/the-systemic-tumor-response-to-rnase-a-treatment-affects-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-maintaining-cell-malignancy
#4
Nadezhda Mironova, Olga Patutina, Evgenyi Brenner, Alexander Kurilshikov, Valentin Vlassov, Marina Zenkova
Recently, pancreatic RNase A was shown to inhibit tumor and metastasis growth that accompanied by global alteration of miRNA profiles in the blood and tumor tissue (Mironova et al., 2013). Here, we performed a whole transcriptome analysis of murine Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) after treatment of tumor-bearing mice with RNase A. We identified 966 differentially expressed transcripts in LLC tumors, of which 322 were upregulated and 644 were downregulated after RNase A treatment. Many of these genes are involved in signaling pathways that regulate energy metabolism, cell-growth promoting and transforming activity, modulation of the cancer microenvironment and extracellular matrix components, and cellular proliferation and differentiation...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098740/does-non-contact-low-frequency-ultrasound-nlfu-therapy-contribute-to-wound-healing-at-the-molecular-level
#5
Cornelia Wiegand, Kyle Bittenger, Robert D Galiano, Vickie R Driver, Gary W Gibbons
Non-contact low frequency ultrasound (NLFU) is used to treat various types of chronic wounds including venous, diabetic and pressure ulcers. The objective for this sub study of the IN BALANCE RCT VLU trial was to characterize and compare the NLFU treatment group and patients receiving standard of care (SOC) with respect to the effect of the assigned study treatment on content/quantity of inflammatory cytokines and fibrinogen as well as bacteria. Higher mean wound area reduction was observed in the NLFU treatment group (67...
November 2, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098682/relation-of-nodal-expression-to-the-specification-of-the-dorsal-ventral-axis-and-tissue-patterning-in-the-starfish-patiria-pectinifera
#6
Hiroki Sasaki, Tetsuya Kominami
In this study, we attempted to reveal fundamental aspects of starfish embryogenesis, particularly embryonic axis specification or determination, in Patiria pectinifera. We first cloned PpNodal, which is known to play an important role in the specification of the embryonic axis in a wide range of animals, and studied its expression profile. PpNodal expression was first detected at the mid-blastula stage and showed a single peak around the onset of gastrulation. These features of Nodal expression were shifted to later stages by several hours, compared with those of sea urchin embryos...
November 2, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063236/identification-of-differentially-expressed-genes-regulated-by-molecular-signature-in-breast-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-by-bioinformatics-analysis
#7
Basavaraj Vastrad, Chanabasayya Vastrad, Anandkumar Tengli, Sudhir Iliger
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer is a severe risk to public health and has adequately convoluted pathogenesis. Therefore, the description of key molecular markers and pathways is of much importance for clarifying the molecular mechanism of breast cancer-associated fibroblasts initiation and progression. Breast cancer-associated fibroblasts gene expression dataset was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database. METHODS: A total of nine samples, including three normal fibroblasts, three granulin-stimulated fibroblasts and three cancer-associated fibroblasts samples, were used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between normal fibroblasts, granulin-stimulated fibroblasts and cancer-associated fibroblasts samples...
October 23, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051564/network-analysis-of-emt-and-met-micro-rna-regulation-in-breast-cancer
#8
Diana Drago-García, Jesús Espinal-Enríquez, Enrique Hernández-Lemus
Over the last years, microRNAs (miRs) have shown to be crucial for breast tumour establishment and progression. To understand the influence that miRs have over transcriptional regulation in breast cancer, we constructed mutual information networks from 86 TCGA matched breast invasive carcinoma and control tissue RNA-Seq and miRNA-Seq sequencing data. We show that miRs are determinant for tumour and control data network structure. In tumour data network, miR-200, miR-199 and neighbour miRs seem to cooperate on the regulation of the acquisition of epithelial and mesenchymal traits by the biological processes: Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) and Mesenchymal to Epithelial Transition (MET)...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050153/-study-on-the-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-chondrocytes-induced-by-tgf-beta-3
#9
D B Liu, X S Han, W L Huang, J Deng, R F She
Objective: To explore the methods for the differentiation of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) into chondrocytes induced by transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta 3 in vitro, and search for a reliable seed cell for the regeneration and repair of articular cartilage in osteoarthritis. Methods: SD rat femoral and tibial BMMSCs were cultured by the whole bone marrow adherent method, and then the purity was identified by flow cytometry. P3 generation cells were induced and differentiated into chondrocytes by the induction of differentiation medium containing TGF-beta 3, and cell chondrogenic differentiation ability at different induction time points was detected...
September 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032608/microrna-profiling-reveals-dysregulated-micrornas-and-their-target-gene-regulatory-networks-in-cemento-ossifying-fibroma
#10
Thaís Dos Santos Fontes Pereira, João Artur Ricieri Brito, André Luiz Sena Guimarães, Carolina Cavaliéri Gomes, Júlio Cesar Tanos de Lacerda, Wagner Henriques de Castro, Roney Santos Coimbra, Marina Gonçalves Diniz, Ricardo Santiago Gomez
BACKGROUND: Cemento-ossifying fibroma (COF) is a benign fibro-osseous neoplasm of uncertain pathogenesis, and its treatment results in morbidity. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression and may represent therapeutic targets. The purpose of the study was to generate a comprehensive miRNA profile of COF compared to normal bone. Additionally, the most relevant pathways and target genes of differentially expressed miRNA were investigated by in silico analysis...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031772/identification-and-comparative-profiling-of-ovarian-and-testicular-micrornas-in-the-swimming-crab-portunus-trituberculatus
#11
Xianliang Meng, Xiaohui Zhang, Jian Li, Ping Liu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of endogenous non-coding small RNA, known as key post-transcriptional regulators for development and function of reproductive organ in animals. However, limited information is currently available on the regulatory roles of miRNAs in crustacean reproduction. In the present study, we performed small RNA deep sequencing in ovary and testis tissues of the swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus, which is a commercially important species in East Asian countries, to identify and characterize the miRNAs in gonads...
January 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026539/the-regulation-of-imf-deposition-in-pectoralis-major-of-fast-and-slow-growing-chickens-at-hatching
#12
Lu Liu, Huanxian Cui, Ruiqi Fu, Maiqing Zheng, Ranran Liu, Guiping Zhao, Jie Wen
BACKGROUND: The lipid from egg yolk is largely consumed in supplying the energy for embryonic growth until hatching. The remaining lipid in the yolk sac is transported into the hatchling's tissues. The gene expression profiles of fast- and slow-growing chickens, Arbor Acres (AA) and Beijing-You (BJY), were determined to identify global differentially expressed genes and enriched pathways related to lipid metabolism in the pectoralis major at hatching. RESULTS: Between these two breeds, the absolute and weight-specific amounts of total yolk energy (TYE) and intramuscular fat (IMF) content in pectoralis major of fast-growing chickens were significantly higher (P < 0...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025069/wnk-lysine-deficient-protein-kinase-1-regulates-human-endometrial-stromal-cell-decidualization-proliferation-and-migration-in-part-through-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-7
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Nyssa R Adams, Yasmin M Vasquez, Qianxing Mo, William Gibbons, Ertug Kovanci, Francesco J DeMayo
The differentiation of endometrial stromal cells into decidual cells, termed decidualization, is an integral step in the establishment of pregnancy. The mitogen-activated protein kinase homolog, WNK lysine deficient protein kinase 1 (WNK1), is activated downstream of epidermal growth factor receptor during decidualization. Primary human endometrial stromal cells (HESCs) were subjected to small interfering RNA knockdown of WNK1 followed by in vitro decidualization. This abrogated expression of the decidual marker genes, insulin like growth factor binding protein 1 (IGFBP1) and prolactin (PRL), and prevented adoption of decidual cell morphology...
September 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018616/integration-of-lncrna-mirna-mrna-reveals-novel-insights-into-oviposition-regulation-in-honey-bees
#14
Xiao Chen, Ce Ma, Chao Chen, Qian Lu, Wei Shi, Zhiguang Liu, Huihua Wang, Haikun Guo
BACKGROUND: The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a highly diverse species commonly used for honey production and pollination services. The oviposition of the honey bee queen affects the development and overall performance of the colony. To investigate the ovary activation and oviposition processes on a molecular level, a genome-wide analysis of lncRNAs, miRNAs and mRNA expression in the ovaries of the queens was performed to screen for differentially expressed coding and noncoding RNAs. Further analysis identified relevant candidate genes or RNAs...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984049/mir-422a-suppresses-smad4-protein-expression-and-promotes-resistance-to-muscle-loss
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Richard Paul, Jen Lee, Anna V Donaldson, Martin Connolly, Mohammad Sharif, Samantha Amanda Natanek, Ulrich Rosendahl, Michael I Polkey, Mark Griffiths, Paul R Kemp
BACKGROUND: Loss of muscle mass and strength are important sequelae of chronic disease, but the response of individuals is remarkably variable, suggesting important genetic and epigenetic modulators of muscle homeostasis. Such factors are likely to modify the activity of pathways that regulate wasting, but to date, few such factors have been identified. METHODS: The effect of miR-422a on SMAD4 expression and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signalling were determined by western blotting and luciferase assay...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977822/blocking-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-glioblastoma-with-a-sextet-of-repurposed-drugs-the-eis-regimen
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Richard E Kast, Nicolas Skuli, Georg Karpel-Massler, Guido Frosina, Timothy Ryken, Marc-Eric Halatsch
This paper outlines a treatment protocol to run alongside of standard current treatment of glioblastoma- resection, temozolomide and radiation. The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) inhibiting sextet, EIS Regimen, uses the ancillary attributes of six older medicines to impede EMT during glioblastoma. EMT is an actively motile, therapy-resisting, low proliferation, transient state that is an integral feature of cancers' lethality generally and of glioblastoma specifically. It is believed to be during the EMT state that glioblastoma's centrifugal migration occurs...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969971/biomimetic-electrical-stimulation-induces-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-differentiate-into-cardiomyocyte-like-cells-via-tgf-beta-1-in%C3%A2-vitro
#17
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Xueling He, Liang Li, Min Tang, Ye Zeng, Huiming Li, Xiaoqin Yu
Electrical conductance is one of the factors of the microenvironment of cardiomyocytes, and electrical stimulation (ES) has been shown to modulate the differentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) toward a cardiomyogenic fate. Transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) stimulates the cardiomyogenic marker expression in BMSCs. Herein, we promoted the differentiation of BMSCs into cardiomyocyte-like cells using ES to confirm if TGF-β1 mediates this event in vitro. ES increased protein levels of TGF-β1 in BMSCs, and this effect was better than that observed with 5-azacytidine (5-Aza)...
September 29, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945110/effects-of-obesity-on-the-regulation-of-macrophage-population-in-the-prostate-tumor-microenvironment
#18
G C Galván, C B Johnson, R S Price, M A Liss, C A Jolly, L A deGraffenried
Obesity is associated with a greater risk of prostate cancer mortality. However, the mechanisms connecting obesity to the progression of prostate cancer remain unknown. This study determined the impact of obesity on macrophage recruitment and tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) polarization in the prostate tumor microenvironment, since a high concentration of TAMs in tumors has been linked to progression in prostate cancer. We utilized an in vitro model in which pre-adipocytes, prostate cancer cells, and macrophages were exposed to sera from obese or nonobese men, or conditioned media generated under obese or nonobese conditions...
September 25, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939895/a-single-sphingomyelin-species-promotes-exosomal-release-of-endoglin-into-the-maternal-circulation-in-preeclampsia
#19
Leonardo Ermini, Jonathan Ausman, Megan Melland-Smith, Behzad Yeganeh, Alessandro Rolfo, Michael L Litvack, Tullia Todros, Michelle Letarte, Martin Post, Isabella Caniggia
Preeclampsia (PE), an hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, exhibits increased circulating levels of a short form of the auxillary TGF-beta (TGFB) receptor endoglin (sENG). Until now, its release and functionality in PE remains poorly understood. Here we show that ENG selectively interacts with sphingomyelin(SM)-18:0 which promotes its clustering with metalloproteinase 14 (MMP14) in SM-18:0 enriched lipid rafts of the apical syncytial membranes from PE placenta where ENG is cleaved by MMP14 into sENG. The SM-18:0 enriched lipid rafts also contain type 1 and 2 TGFB receptors (TGFBR1 and TGFBR2), but not soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFLT1), another protein secreted in excess in the circulation of women with PE...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918612/increase-concentration-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-in-breast-milk-of-mothers-with-psychological-disorders
#20
Mamak Shariat, Nasrin Abedinia, Nima Rezaei, Nahid Farrokhzad
Several studies have shown an imbalance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines in depression and anxiety disorders. However, less attention has been paid to the role of cytokines in psychological disorder in mothers who breastfeed. This study looks at whether concentration levels of TGF-β2 are altered in anxious and depressive breastfeeding mothers. This study checked the concentration level of TGF-B2 in relation with psychological symptoms on 110 breastfeeding mothers; based on random sampling method with using of Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and Spielberger Stress Scale (STAI) in 2015 also TGF-β2 was measured in breast milk using ELISA...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
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