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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549588/graphene-modified-titanium-alloy-promote-the-adhesion-proliferation-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
#1
Kewen Li, Jinhong Yan, Chunhui Wang, Long Bi, Qi Zhang, Yisheng Han
We studied the effects of graphene coating on improving the biological activity of a titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V). The experiments included immunofluorescence staining for observing cellular adhesion, Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) for evaluating cellular proliferation and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detecting the differentiation of BMSCs on different scaffolds. The results showed that G-Ti6Al4V exhibited a higher mean integrated optical density (IOD) for vinculin and resulted in a higher and more intensive cell proliferation rate and higher osteoblast-specific gene transcription levels...
May 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540429/identification-of-markers-for-quiescent-pancreatic-stellate-cells-in-the-normal-human-pancreas
#2
Michael Friberg Bruun Nielsen, Michael Bau Mortensen, Sönke Detlefsen
Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) play a central role as source of fibrogenic cells in pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis. In contrast to quiescent hepatic stellate cells (qHSCs), a specific marker for quiescent PSCs (qPSCs) that can be used in formalin-fixed and paraffin embedded (FFPE) normal human pancreatic tissue has not been identified. The aim of this study was to identify a marker enabling the identification of qPSCs in normal human FFPE pancreatic tissue. Immunohistochemical (IHC), double-IHC, immunofluorescence (IF) and double-IF analyses were carried out using a tissue microarray consisting of cores with normal human pancreatic tissue...
May 25, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499977/human-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-derived-from-the-olfactory-epithelium-express-the-trkb-receptor-and-migrate-in-response-to-bdnf
#3
Leonardo Ortiz-López, Jorge Julio González-Olvera, Nelly Maritza Vega-Rivera, Maria García-Anaya, Ana Karen Carapia-Hernández, Julio César Velázquez-Escobar, Gerardo Bernabé Ramírez-Rodríguez
Neurogenesis constitutively occurs in the olfactory epithelium of mammals, including humans. The fact that new neurons in the adult olfactory epithelium derive from resident neural stem/progenitor cells suggests a potential use for these cells in studies of neural diseases, as well as in neuronal cell replacement therapies. In this regard, some studies have proposed that the human olfactory epithelium is a source of neural stem/progenitor cells for autologous transplantation. Although these potential applications are interesting, it is important to understand the cell biology and/or whether human neural stem/progenitor cells in the olfactory epithelium sense external signals, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), that is also found in other pro-neurogenic microenvironments...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498477/identification-of-candidate-substrates-of-ubiquitin-specific-protease-13-using-2d-dige
#4
Jianmin Wang, Yingli Liu, Lijuan Tang, Sufen Qi, Yingjun Mi, Dianwu Liu, Qingbao Tian
The present study aimed to identify candidate substrates of ubiquitin-specific protease (USP)13 using two-dimensional fluorescence difference gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE). USP13 is a well-characterized member of the USP family, which regulates diverse cellular functions by cleaving ubiquitin from ubiquitinated protein substrates. However, existing studies indicate that USP13 has no detectable hydrolytic activity in vitro. This finding implies that USP13 likely has different substrate specificity. In this study, a USP cleavage assay was performed using two different types of model substrates (glutathione S-transferase-Ub52 and ubiquitin-β-galactosidase) to detect the deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) activity of USP13...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497946/nanopillar-surface-topology-promotes-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-through-cofilin-mediated-cytoskeleton-rearrangement
#5
Ha-Rim Seo, Hyung Joon Joo, Dae Hwan Kim, Long-Hui Cui, Seung-Cheol Choi, Jong-Ho Kim, Sung Woo Cho, Kyu Back Lee, Do-Sun Lim
Nanoscaled surface patterning is an emerging potential method of directing the fate of stem cells. We adopted nanoscaled pillar gradient patterned cell culture plates with three diameter gradients [280-360 (GP 280/360), 200-280 (GP 200/280), and 120-200 nm (GP 120/200)] and investigated their cell fate-modifying effect on multipotent fetal liver kinase 1-positive mesodermal precursor cells (Flk1(+) MPCs) derived from embryonic stem cells. We observed increased cell proliferation and colony formation of the Flk1(+) MPCs on the nanopattern plates...
May 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494959/mechanosensitive-conformation-of-vinculin-regulates-its-binding-to-mapk1
#6
Kiavash Garakani, Hengameh Shams, Mohammad R K Mofrad
Extracellular matrix stiffness sensing by living cells is known to play a major role in a variety of cell mechanobiological processes, such as migration and differentiation. Various membrane and cytoplasmic proteins are involved in transmitting and transducing environmental signals to biochemical cascades. Protein kinases play a key role in regulating the activity of focal adhesion proteins. Recently, an interaction between mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK1) and vinculin was experimentally shown to mediate this process...
May 9, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485208/the-distribution-of-vinculin-to-lipid-rafts-plays-an-important-role-in-sensing-stiffness-of-extracellular-matrix
#7
Ayaka Ichikawa Nagasato, Hiroshi Yamashita, Michinori Matsuo, Kazumitsu Ueda, Noriyuki Kioka
Extracellular matrix (ECM) stiffness regulates cell differentiation, survival, and migration. Our previous study has shown that the interaction of the focal adhesion protein vinculin with vinexin α plays a critical role in sensing ECM stiffness and regulating stiffness-dependent cell migration. However, the mechanism how vinculin-vinexin α interaction affects stiffness-dependent cell migration is unclear. Lipid rafts are membrane microdomains that are known to affect ECM-induced signals and cell behaviors...
June 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476046/cell-matrix-adhesions-in-cancer-the-proteins-that-form-the-glue
#8
REVIEW
Mazvita Maziveyi, Suresh K Alahari
The main purposes of Integrin-mediated cell contacts are to interpret bi-directional signals between the extracellular environment and intracellular proteins, as well as, anchor the cell to a matrix. Many cell adhesion molecules have been discovered with a wide spectrum of responsibilities, including recruiting, activating, elongating, and maintaining. This review will perlustrate some of the key incidences that precede focal adhesion formation. Tyrosine phosphorylation is a key signaling initiation event that leads to the recruitment of multiple proteins to focal adhesion sites...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468976/effects-of-substrate-stiffness-and-actomyosin-contractility-on-coupling-between-force-transmission-and-vinculin-paxillin-recruitment-at-single-focal-adhesions
#9
Dennis W Zhou, Ted T Lee, Shinuo Weng, Jianping Fu, Andrés J García
Focal adhesions (FAs) regulate force transfer between the cytoskeleton and ECM-integrin complexes. We previously showed that vinculin regulates force transmission at FAs. Vinculin residence time in FAs correlated with applied force, supporting a mechanosensitive model in which forces stabilize vinculin's active conformation to promote force transfer. In the present study, we examined the relationship between traction force and vinculin-paxillin localization to single FAs in the context of substrate stiffness and actomyosin contractility...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460304/adhesion-profile-and-differentiation-capacity-of-human-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-grown-on-metal-ion-zn-ag-and-cu-doped-hydroxyapatite-nano-coated-surfaces
#10
R Beklem Bostancioglu, Mevlut Gurbuz, Ayse Gul Akyurekli, Aydin Dogan, A Savas Koparal, A Tansu Koparal
Accelerated Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) condensation and robust MSC-matrix and MSC-MSC interactions on nano-surfaces may provide critical factors contributing to such events, likely through the orchestrated signal cascades and cellular events modulated by the extracellular matrix. In this study, human adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC)', were grown on metal ion (Zn, Ag and Cu) doped hydroxyapatite (HAP) nano-coated surfaces. These metal ions are known to have different chemical and surface properties; therefore we investigated their respective contributions to cell viability, cellular behavior, osteogenic differentiation capacity and substrate-cell interaction...
April 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454435/15-deoxy-%C3%AE-12-14-prostaglandin-j2-inhibits-migration-of-human-thyroid-carcinoma-cells-by-disrupting-focal-adhesion-complex-and-adherens-junction
#11
Ya-Chieh Wu, Yun-Ting Jhao, Yu-Chen Cheng, Ying Chen
Metastasis is frequently observed in human follicular thyroid carcinoma. The present study investigated the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ agonist, 15-deoxy-Δ(12,14)-prostaglandin J(2) (15d-PGJ2), and its effect on the migration of CGTH W-2 human thyroid carcinoma cells. 15d-PGJ2 decreased the survival rate of CGTH W-2 cells in a dose-dependent manner. The Transwell migration assay demonstrated that 15d-PGJ2 reduced the migration rate of CGTH W-2 cells by 35% following treatment with 30 µM 15d-PGJ2 compared with control cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451914/assessment-of-anti-vinculin-and-anti-cytolethal-distending-toxin-b-antibodies-in-subtypes-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Ali Rezaie, Sung Chul Park, Walter Morales, Emily Marsh, Anthony Lembo, Jae Hak Kim, Stacy Weitsman, Kathleen S Chua, Gillian M Barlow, Mark Pimentel
BACKGROUND: Antibodies to cytolethal distending toxin B (CdtB) and vinculin are novel biomarkers that rule-in and differentiate irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) from other causes of diarrhea and healthy controls. AIM: To determine whether these antibodies can also diagnose and differentiate other IBS subtypes. METHODS: Subjects with IBS-D based on Rome III criteria (n = 2375) were recruited from a large-scale multicenter clinical trial (TARGET 3)...
April 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448920/the-effect-of-equiaxial-stretching-on-the-osteogenic-differentiation-and-mechanical-properties-of-human-adipose-stem-cells
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Sanni Virjula, Feihu Zhao, Joni Leivo, Sari Vanhatupa, Joose Kreutzer, Ted J Vaughan, Anna-Maija Honkala, Marlitt Viehrig, Conleth A Mullen, Pasi Kallio, Laoise M McNamara, Susanna Miettinen
Although mechanical cues are known to affect stem cell fate and mechanobiology, the significance of such stimuli on the osteogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASCs) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of long-term mechanical stimulation on the attachment, osteogenic differentiation and mechanical properties of hASCs. Tailor-made, pneumatic cell stretching devices were used to expose hASCs to cyclic equiaxial stretching in osteogenic medium. Cell attachment and focal adhesions were visualised using immunocytochemical vinculin staining on days 3 and 6, and the proliferation and alkaline phosphatase activity, as a sign of early osteogenic differentiation, were analysed on days 0, 6 and 10...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446370/microcarrier-culture-enhances-osteogenic-potential-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stromal-cells
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Alina Čebatariūnienė, Akvilė Jarmalavičiūtė, Virginijus Tunaitis, Alina Pūrienė, Algirdas Venalis, Augustas Pivoriūnas
Regeneration of periodontal tissue represents a major challenge to modern tissue engineering, since cell-based therapies require large amounts of periodontal ligament stromal cells (PLSC), which can be obtained only by in vitro expansion. Ideally, the period of the in vitro expansion should be optimized for the generation of large enough numbers of pre-specified progenitor cells ready to contribute to the restoration of periodontal tissues. In the present study, we used a commercially available, three-dimensional culturing platform and alginate microcarrier cell culture system for the propagation of human PLSCs, which were derived using the explant outgrowth method...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432431/initial-cell-adhesion-of-three-cell-types-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-serum-proteins
#15
Martina Verdanova, Pavla Sauerova, Ute Hempel, Marie Hubalek Kalbacova
With the development of a wide range of new biomaterials for the sensing of different cell behaviour, it is important to consider whether the cells tested in vitro are in direct contact with the material or whether cell-biomaterial contact is mediated by an interfacial layer of proteins originating from the culture medium or from the cells themselves. Thus, this study describes the differences between the cell adhesion mediated by proteins originating from foetal bovine serum and without the presence of such proteins 2 h following cell seeding exemplarily with different cell types (an osteoblastic cell line, primary fibroblasts, and mesenchymal stem cells)...
April 21, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423510/genistein-inhibits-the-growth-and-regulates-the-migration-and-invasion-abilities-of-melanoma-cells-via-the-fak-paxillin-and-mapk-pathways
#16
Shuna Cui, Juan Wang, Qingqing Wu, Jing Qian, Changshui Yang, Ping Bo
Genistein is one of the main components of soy-based foods, which are widely known for their many benefits, including anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. In this study, we investigated the anti-metastasis effects of genistein on B16F10 melanoma cells. Our results showed that genistein strongly inhibited B16F10 cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in time- and concentration-dependent manners. Genistein altered the morphology of B16F10 cells to an elongated shape with slim pseudopodia-like protrusions...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401269/vinculin-in-cell-cell-and-cell-matrix-adhesions
#17
REVIEW
Jennifer L Bays, Kris A DeMali
Vinculin was identified as a component of focal adhesions and adherens junctions nearly 40 years ago. Since that time, remarkable progress has been made in understanding its activation, regulation and function. Here we discuss the current understanding of the roles of vinculin in cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesions. Emphasis is placed on the how vinculin is recruited, activated and regulated. We also highlight the recent understanding of how vinculin responds to and transmits force at integrin- and cadherin-containing adhesion complexes to the cytoskeleton...
April 11, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390183/cytocompatibility-assessment-of-ti-zr-pd-si-nb-alloys-with-low-young-s-modulus-increased-hardness-and-enhanced-osteoblast-differentiation-for-biomedical-applications
#18
Andreu Blanquer, Jana Musilkova, Leonardo Barrios, Elena Ibáñez, Marta Vandrovcova, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort, Lucie Bacakova, Carme Nogués
Ti-based alloys have increased importance for biomedical applications due to their excellent properties. In particular, the two recently developed TiZrPdSi(Nb) alloys, with a predominant β-Ti phase microstructure, have good mechanical properties, such as a relatively low Young's modulus and high hardness. In the present work, the cytocompatibility of these alloys was assessed using human osteoblast-like Saos-2 cells. Cells grown on the alloys showed larger spreading areas (more than twice) and higher vinculin content (nearly 40% increment) when compared with cells grown on glass control surfaces, indicating a better cell adhesion...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388663/vinculin-association-with-actin-cytoskeleton-is-necessary-for-stiffness-dependent-regulation-of-vinculin-behavior
#19
Tomohiro Omachi, Takafumi Ichikawa, Yasuhisa Kimura, Kazumitsu Ueda, Noriyuki Kioka
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a major regulator of cell behavior. Recent studies have indicated the importance of the physical properties of the ECM, including its stiffness, for cell migration and differentiation. Using actomyosin-generated forces, cells pull the ECM and sense stiffness via cell-ECM adhesion structures called focal adhesions (FAs). Vinculin, an actin-binding FA protein, has emerged as a major player in FA-mediated mechanotransduction. Although vinculin is important for sensing ECM stiffness, the role of vinculin binding to actin in the ECM stiffness-mediated regulation of vinculin behavior remains unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385574/ouabain-promotes-partial-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-emt-changes-in-human-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-adpkd-cells
#20
Jessica Venugopal, Jeffrey McDermott, Gladis Sanchez, Madhulika Sharma, Leandro Barbosa, Gail A Reif, Darren P Wallace, Gustavo Blanco
The hormone ouabain has been shown to enhance the cystic phenotype of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Among other characteristics, the ADPKD phenotype includes cell de-differentiation and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Here, we determined whether physiological concentrations of ouabain induces EMT in human renal epithelial cells from patients with ADPKD. We found that ADPKD cells respond to ouabain with a decrease in expression of the epithelial marker E-cadherin and increase in the expression of the mesenchymal markers N-cadherin, α smooth muscle actin (αSMA) and collagen-I; and the tight junction protein occludin and claudin-1...
April 3, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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