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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205330/effect-of-matrix-stiffness-on-osteoblast-functionalization
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Tao Zhang, Shiyu Lin, Xiaoru Shao, Qi Zhang, Changyue Xue, Shu Zhang, Yunfeng Lin, Bofeng Zhu, Xiaoxiao Cai
OBJECTIVES: Stiffness of bone tissue differs response to its physiological or pathological status, such as osteoporosis or osteosclerosis. Consequently, the function of cells residing in bone tissue including osteoblasts (OBs), osteoclasts and osteocytes will be affected. However, to the best of our knowledge, the detailed mechanism of how extracellular matrix stiffness affects OB function remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a study that exposed rat primary OBs to polydimethylsiloxane substrates with varied stiffness to investigate the alterations of cell morphology, osteoblastic differentiation and its potential mechanism in mechanotransduction...
February 15, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185193/activation-and-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Pravin J Mishra, Debabrata Banerjee
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells and exhibit two main characteristics that define stem cells: self-renewal and differentiation. MSCs can migrate to sites of injury, inflammation, and tumor. Moreover, MSCs undergo myofibroblast like differentiation, including increased production of α-SMA in response to transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), a growth factor commonly secreted by tumor cells to evade immune surveillance. Based on our previous finding hMSCs become activated and resemble carcinoma-associated myofibroblasts upon prolonged exposure to conditioned medium from MDAMB231 human breast cancer cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174098/effects-of-organophosphates-on-the-regulation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation-mscs-and-organophosphates
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Amber M Prugh, Stephanie D Cole, Trevor Glaros, Daniel J Angelini
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells located within various adult tissues. Recent literature has reported that human bone marrow-derived MSCs express active acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and that disruption of AChE activity by organophosphate (OP) chemicals decreases the ability of MSCs to differentiate into osteoblasts. The potential role of AChE in regulating MSC proliferation and differentiation is currently unknown. In the present study, we demonstrate that MSCs exposed to OPs have both decreased AChE activity and abundance...
February 4, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168610/the-spatiotemporal-control-of-osteoblast-cell-growth-behavior-and-function-dictated-by-nanostructured-stainless-steel-artificial-microenvironments
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Udesh Dhawan, Hsu-An Pan, Meng-Je Shie, Ying Hao Chu, Guewha S Huang, Po-Chun Chen, Wen Liang Chen
The successful application of a nanostructured biomaterial as an implant is strongly determined by the nanotopography size triggering the ideal cell response. Here, nanoporous topography on 304L stainless steel substrates was engineered to identify the nanotopography size causing a transition in the cellular characteristics, and accordingly, the design of nanostructured stainless steel surface as orthopedic implants is proposed. A variety of nanopore diameters ranging from 100 to 220 nm were fabricated by one-step electrolysis process and collectively referred to as artificial microenvironments...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155694/%C3%AE-1-integrin-signaling-in-asymmetric-migration-of-keratinocytes-under-mechanical-stretch-in-a-co-cultured-wound-repair-model
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Dongyuan Lü, Zhan Li, Yuxin Gao, Chunhua Luo, Fan Zhang, Lu Zheng, Jiawen Wang, Shujin Sun, Mian Long
BACKGROUND: Keratinocyte (KC) migration in re-epithelization is crucial in repairing injured skin. But the mechanisms of how mechanical stimuli regulate the migration of keratinocytes have been poorly understood. METHODS: Human immortalized keratinocyte HaCaT cells were co-cultured with skin fibroblasts on PDMS membranes and transferred to the static stretch device developed in-house for additional 6 day culture under mechanical stretch to mimic surface tension in skin...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147641/monitoring-in-real-time-focal-adhesion-protein-dynamics-in-response-to-a-discrete-mechanical-stimulus
#6
Catalina von Bilderling, Martín Caldarola, Martín E Masip, Andrea V Bragas, Lía I Pietrasanta
The adhesion of cells to the extracellular matrix is a hierarchical, force-dependent, multistage process that evolves at several temporal scales. An understanding of this complex process requires a precise measurement of forces and its correlation with protein responses in living cells. We present a method to quantitatively assess live cell responses to a local and specific mechanical stimulus. Our approach combines atomic force microscopy with fluorescence imaging. Using this approach, we evaluated the recruitment of adhesion proteins such as vinculin, focal adhesion kinase, paxillin, and zyxin triggered by applying forces in the nN regime to live cells...
January 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143540/improved-in-vitro-angiogenic-behavior-on-anodized-titanium-dioxide-nanotubes
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Ernesto Beltrán-Partida, Benjamín Valdéz-Salas, Aldo Moreno-Ulloa, Alan Escamilla, Mario A Curiel, Raúl Rosales-Ibáñez, Francisco Villarreal, David M Bastidas, José M Bastidas
BACKGROUND: Neovascularization over dental implants is an imperative requisite to achieve successful osseointegration onto implanted materials. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects on in vitro angiogenesis of anodized 70 nm diameter TiO2 nanotubes (NTs) on Ti6Al4V alloy synthesized and disinfected by means of a novel, facile, antibacterial and cost-effective method using super oxidized water (SOW). We also evaluated the role of the surface roughness and chemical composition of materials of materials on angiogenesis...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134247/cellular-mechano-environment-regulates-the-mammary-circadian-clock
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Nan Yang, Jack Williams, Vanja Pekovic-Vaughan, Pengbo Wang, Safiah Olabi, James McConnell, Nicole Gossan, Alun Hughes, Julia Cheung, Charles H Streuli, Qing-Jun Meng
Circadian clocks drive ∼24 h rhythms in tissue physiology. They rely on transcriptional/translational feedback loops driven by interacting networks of clock complexes. However, little is known about how cell-intrinsic circadian clocks sense and respond to their microenvironment. Here, we reveal that the breast epithelial clock is regulated by the mechano-chemical stiffness of the cellular microenvironment in primary cell culture. Moreover, the mammary clock is controlled by the periductal extracellular matrix in vivo, which contributes to a dampened circadian rhythm during ageing...
January 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131835/nano-mechanical-characterization-of-tension-sensitive-helix-bundles-in-talin-rod
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Koichiro Maki, Nobuhiko Nakao, Taiji Adachi
Tension-induced exposure of a cryptic signaling binding site is one of the most fundamental mechanisms in molecular mechanotransduction. Helix bundles in rod domains of talin, a tension-sensing protein at focal adhesions, unfurl under tension to expose cryptic vinculin binding sites. Although the difference in their mechanical stabilities would determine which helix bundle is tension-sensitive, their respective mechanical behaviors under tension have not been characterized. In this study, we evaluated the mechanical behaviors of residues 486-654 and 754-889 of talin, which form helix bundles with low and high tension-sensitivity, by employing AFM nano-tensile testing...
January 25, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126411/perfluorooctanoic-acid-affects-endocytosis-involving-clathrin-light-chain-a-and-microrna-133b-3p-in-mouse-testes
#10
Yin Lu, Jianshe Wang, Xuejiang Guo, Shengmin Yan, Jiayin Dai
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is an abundant perfluoroalkyl substance widely applied in industrial and consumer products. Among its potential health hazards, testicular toxicity is of major concern. To explore the potential effect of miRNA on post-translational regulation after PFOA exposure, changes in miRNAs were detected via miRNA array. Seventeen miRNAs were differentially expressed (eight upregulated, nine downregulated) in male mouse testes after exposure to 5mg/kg/d of PFOA for 28d (>1.5-fold and P<0...
March 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117756/talin-modulation-by-a-synthetic-n-acylurea-derivative-reduces-angiogenesis-in-human-endothelial-cells
#11
I-Rang Lim, Hyung Joon Joo, Minseon Jeong, Jong-Ho Kim, Seung-Cheol Choi, Chungho Kim, Jong-Wha Jung, Soon Jun Hong
Talin is a focal adhesion protein that activates integrins and recruits other focal adhesion proteins. Talin regulates the interactions between integrins and the extracellular matrix, which are critical for endothelial cells during angiogenesis. In this study, we successfully synthesized a novel talin modulator, N-((2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl)carbamoyl)-2-(benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yloxy)acetamide, referred to as KCH-1521. KCH-1521 was determined to bind talin and modulate downstream signaling molecules of talin. After 24 h of treatment, KCH-1521 changed the cell morphology of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and reduced focal adhesion protein expression including vinculin and paxillin...
January 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115535/vinculin-promotes-nuclear-localization-of-taz-to-inhibit-ecm-stiffness-dependent-differentiation-into-adipocytes
#12
Mito Kuroda, Hiroki Wada, Yasuhisa Kimura, Kazumitsu Ueda, Noriyuki Kioka
Extracellular matrix (ECM) stiffness regulates the lineage commitment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Although cells sense ECM stiffness through focal adhesion, how cells sense ECM stiffness and regulate ECM stiffness-dependent differentiation remains largely unclear. In this study, we show that cytoskeletal focal adhesion protein vinculin plays a critical role in the ECM stiffness-dependent adipocyte differentiation of MSCs. ST2 mouse MSCs differentiate into adipocytes and osteoblasts in an ECM stiffness-dependent manner...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115390/inhibition-of-klf5-myo9b-rhoa-pathway-mediated-podosome-formation-in-macrophages-ameliorates-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Dong Ma, Bin Zheng, Toru Suzuki, Ruonan Zhang, Chunyang Jiang, Disi Bai, Weina Yin, Zhan Yang, Xinhua Zhang, Lianguo Hou, Hong Zhan, Jin-Kun Wen
RATIONALE: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are characterized by pathological remodeling of the aortic wall. Although both increased Krüppel-like factor 5 (KLF5) expression and macrophage infiltration have been implicated in vascular remodeling, the role of KLF5 in macrophage infiltration and AAA formation remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of KLF5 in AAA formation and macrophage infiltration into AAAs. METHODS AND RESULTS: KLF5 expression was significantly increased in human AAA tissues and in two mouse models of experimental AAA...
January 23, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114329/polyporus-squamosus-lectin-1a-psl1a-exhibits-cytotoxicity-in-mammalian-cells-by-disruption-of-focal-adhesions-inhibition-of-protein-synthesis-and-induction-of-apoptosis
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Dipankar Manna, Sascha Pust, Maria L Torgersen, Gabriele Cordara, Markus Künzler, Ute Krengel, Kirsten Sandvig
PSL1a is a lectin from the mushroom Polyporus squamosus that binds to sialylated glycans and glycoconjugates with high specificity and selectivity. In addition to its N-terminal carbohydrate-binding domain, PSL1a possesses a Ca2+-dependent proteolytic activity in the C-terminal domain. In the present study, we demonstrate that PSL1a has cytotoxic effects on mammalian cancer cells, and we show that the cytotoxicity is dependent on the cysteine protease activity. PSL1a treatment leads to cell rounding and detachment from the substratum, concomitant with disruption of vinculin complexes in focal adhesions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113948/physical-stimulation-based-osteogenesis-effect-on-secretion-in-vitro-by-fluid-dynamic-shear-stress-of-human-alveolar-bone-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#15
Ki-Taek Lim, Hexiu Jin, Hoon Seonwoo, Hye-Been Kim, Jangho Kim, Jin-Woo Kim, Chen Renji, Pill-Hoon Choung, Jong Hoon Chung
Human alveolar bone-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hABMSCs) are promising candidates for bone therapies, which have the capacity to differentiate into osteoblasts. Recently, secretion of inducible cytokines and growth factors from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been discovered, and we also have reported the osteogenic effects of cell physical stimulation. In this study, we investigated the effects of hABMSCs-conditioned secretion media (B-CSM) on osteogenic differentiation of hABMSCs in vitro. Furthermore, we analyzed the B-CSM by proteomics array to identify inducible factors which facilitate osteogenic differentiation...
November 11, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089450/a-structural-model-for-vinculin-insertion-into-pip2-containing-membranes-and-the-effect-of-insertion-on-vinculin-activation-and-localization
#16
Peter M Thompson, Srinivas Ramachandran, Lindsay B Case, Caitlin E Tolbert, Arpit Tandon, Mihir Pershad, Nikolay V Dokholyan, Clare M Waterman, Sharon L Campbell
Vinculin, a scaffolding protein that localizes to focal adhesions (FAs) and adherens junctions, links the actin cytoskeleton to the adhesive super-structure. While vinculin binds to a number of cytoskeletal proteins, it can also associate with phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) to drive membrane association. To generate a structural model for PIP2-dependent interaction of vinculin with the lipid bilayer, we conducted lipid-association, nuclear magnetic resonance, and computational modeling experiments...
February 7, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088458/non-thermal-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-functionalized-dental-implant-for-enhancement-of-bacterial-resistance-and-osseointegration
#17
Jung-Hwan Lee, Won-Seok Jeong, Seog-Jin Seo, Hae-Won Kim, Kyoung-Nam Kim, Eun-Ha Choi, Kwang-Mahn Kim
OBJECTIVE: Even though roughened titanium (Ti) and Ti alloys have been clinically used as dental implant, they encourage bacterial adhesion, leading to failure of the initial stability. Here, the non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet (NTAPPJ) functionalized Ti and Ti alloy were investigated to promote cellular activities but inhibit the initial attachment of the adherent pioneer bacterium, Streptococcus sanguinis, without topographical changes. METHODS: After the produced radicals from NTAPPJ were characterized, bacterial adhesion to specimens was assessed by PrestoBlue assay and live-dead staining with or without the NTAPPJ functionalizing...
January 11, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076902/decellularized-extracellular-matrix-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-promotes-endothelial-differentiation-of-stem-cells-from-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth
#18
Ting Gong, Boon Chin Heng, Jianguang Xu, Shaoyue Zhu, Changyong Yuan, Edward Chin Man Lo, Chengfei Zhang
Dental stem cells can serve as a potential source of functional endothelial cells for tissue engineering applications, but the endothelial-lineage differentiation efficiency is rather low even with growth factors and mechanical stimuli, which greatly limits their clinical applications. This is partly due to the deficiency of standard two-dimensional (2-D) culture systems, which is unable to recapitulate the three-dimensional (3-D) in vivo milieu that is rich in extracellular matrix. Hence, we extracted decellularized extracellular matrix from human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs-DECM) to provide a bioactive substratum conducive to the endothelial differentiation of dental stem cells...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068967/enterolactone-alters-fak-src-signaling-and-suppresses-migration-and-invasion-of-lung-cancer-cell-lines
#19
Shireen Chikara, Kaitlin Lindsey, Pawel Borowicz, Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, Katie M Reindl
BACKGROUND: Systemic toxicity of chemotherapeutic agents and the challenges associated with targeting metastatic tumors are limiting factors for current lung cancer therapeutic approaches. To address these issues, plant-derived bioactive components have been investigated for their anti-cancer properties because many of these agents are non-toxic to healthy tissues. Enterolactone (EL) is a flaxseed-derived mammalian lignan that has demonstrated anti-migratory properties for various cancers, but EL has not been investigated in the context of lung cancer, and its anticancer mechanisms are ill-defined...
January 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063985/revealing-the-three-dimensional-architecture-of-focal-adhesion-components-to-explain-ca-2-mediated-turnover-of-focal-adhesions
#20
Shu-Jing Chang, Ying-Chi Chen, Chi-Hsun Yang, Soon-Cen Huang, Ho-Kai Huang, Chun-Chun Li, Hans I-Chen Harn, Wen-Tai Chiu
BACKGROUND: Focal adhesions (FAs) are large, dynamic protein complexes located close to the plasma membrane, which serve as the mechanical linkages and a biochemical signaling hub of cells. The coordinated and dynamic regulation of focal adhesion is required for cell migration. Degradation, or turnover, of FAs is a major event at the trailing edge of a migratory cell, and is mediated by Ca(2+)/calpain-dependent proteolysis and disassembly. Here, we investigated how Ca(2+) influx induces cascades of FA turnover in living cells...
March 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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