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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915054/curdione-attenuates-thrombin-induced-human-platelet-activation-%C3%AE-1-tubulin-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target
#1
Dongling Zhang, Wenhao Qiao, Yingli Zhao, Hui Fang, Dujuan Xu, Quan Xia
Rhizoma Curcumae, the dry rhizomes derived from Curcuma aromatica Salisb., are a classical Chinese medicinal herb used to activate blood circulation, remove blood stasis and alleviate pain. Our previous study proved that curdione, a sesquiterpene compound isolated from the essential oil of Curcuma aromatica Salisb. can inhibit platelet activation suggesting its significant anticoagulant and antithrombotic effects. However, the underlying mechanism of curdione mediated anti-platelet effect has not been fully elucidated...
November 30, 2016: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888725/functional-response-of-osteoblasts-in-functionally-gradient-titanium-alloy-mesh-arrays-processed-by-3d-additive-manufacturing
#2
K C Nune, A Kumar, R D K Misra, S J Li, Y L Hao, R Yang
We elucidate here the osteoblasts functions and cellular activity in 3D printed interconnected porous architecture of functionally gradient Ti-6Al-4V alloy mesh structures in terms of cell proliferation and growth, distribution of cell nuclei, synthesis of proteins (actin, vinculin, and fibronectin), and calcium deposition. Cell culture studies with pre-osteoblasts indicated that the interconnected porous architecture of functionally gradient mesh arrays was conducive to osteoblast functions. However, there were statistically significant differences in the cellular response depending on the pore size in the functionally gradient structure...
November 18, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863940/acute-fluoride-poisoning-alters-myocardial-cytoskeletal-and-ampk-signaling-proteins-in-rats
#3
Lakshmikanthan Panneerselvam, Azhwar Raghunath, Ekambaram Perumal
BACKGROUND: Our previous findings revealed that increased oxidative stress, apoptosis and necrosis were implicated in acute fluoride (F(-)) induced cardiac dysfunction apart from hypocalcemia and hyperkalemia. Cardiac intermediate filaments (desmin and vimentin) and cytoskeleton linker molecule vinculin plays an imperative role in maintaining the architecture of cardiac cytoskeleton. In addition, AMPK is a stress activated kinase that regulates the energy homeostasis during stressed state...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849546/physical-stimulation-based-osteogenesis-effect-on-secretion-in-vitro-by-fluid-dynamic-shear-stress-of-human-alveolar-bone-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#4
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/27831494/%C3%AE-catenin-stabilises-cadherin-catenin-complexes-and-modulates-actomyosin-dynamics-to-allow-pulsatile-apical-contraction
#5
Jaime Jurado, Joaquín de Navascués, Nicole Gorfinkiel
We have investigated how cell contractility and adhesion are functionally integrated during epithelial morphogenesis. To this end, we have analysed the role of α-Catenin, a key molecule linking E-Cadherin-based adhesion and the actomyosin cytoskeleton, during Drosophila embryonic dorsal closure, by studying a newly developed allelic series. We find that α-Catenin regulates pulsatile apical contraction in the amnioserosa, the main force-generating tissue driving closure of the embryonic epidermis. α-Catenin controls actomyosin dynamics by stabilising and promoting the formation of actomyosin foci, and also stabilises DE-Cadherin at the cell membrane, suggesting that medioapical actomyosin contractility regulates junction stability...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825046/talin-a-potential-protein-biomarker-in-postmortem-investigations
#6
Zahra K Campell, Insu Kwon, Sheree J Finley, Youngil Lee, Gulnaz T Javan
The determination of the postmortem interval is of utmost importance in medicolegal death investigations. There are a number of ways to estimate the postmortem interval; however, the current established methods are susceptible to numerous biotic and abiotic factors. Previously published studies state that protein concentrations in postmortem brain tissues can detect protein changes via immunoblotting and densitometry techniques. The objective of the current study was to determine if there is a correlation between protein expression in cadaver tissues and postmortem interval...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816808/talin-and-vinculin-are-downregulated-in-atherosclerotic-plaque-tampere-vascular-study
#7
Magdaléna von Essen, Rolle Rahikainen, Niku Oksala, Emma Raitoharju, Ilkka Seppälä, Ari Mennander, Thanos Sioris, Ivana Kholová, Norman Klopp, Thomas Illig, Pekka J Karhunen, Mika Kähönen, Terho Lehtimäki, Vesa P Hytönen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Focal adhesions (FA) play an important role in the tissue remodeling and in the maintenance of tissue integrity and homeostasis. Talin and vinculin proteins are among the major constituents of FAs contributing to cellular well-being and intercellular communication. METHODS: Microarray analysis (MA) and qRT-PCR low-density array were implemented to analyze talin-1, talin-2, meta-vinculin and vinculin gene expression in circulating blood and arterial plaque...
October 15, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789284/leptin-promotes-endothelial-dysfunction-in-chronic-kidney-disease-through-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-catenin-signals
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Nannan Ding, Bing Liu, Jiaguang Song, Bao Shougang, Junhui Zhen, Zhimei Lv, Rong Wang
Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is a well-recognized instigator of cardiovascular diseases and develops in chronic kidney disease (CKD) with high rate. Recent studies have implicated that leptin is associated with endothelial dysfunction. We investigated the relationship between leptin and markers of ED in CKD patients and how leptin contributed to endothelial damage. 140 CKD patients and 140 healthy subjects were studied. Serum leptin levels were significantly higher in CKD than in controls and displayed significantly positive association with the increase levels of sICAM-1 and sVCAM-1 but negative correlation with flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) reduction in patients...
October 24, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775920/flexible-nanopillars-to-regulate-cell-adhesion-and-movement
#9
Fan-Ching Chien, Yang-Hong Dai, Chiung Wen Kuo, Peilin Chen
Flexible polymer nanopillar substrates were used to systematically demonstrate cell alignment and migration guided by the directional formation of focal adhesions. The polymer nanopillar substrates were constructed to various height specifications to provide an extensive variation of flexibility; a rectangular arrangement created spatial confinement between adjacent nanopillars, providing less spacing in the horizontal and vertical directions. Three polymer nanopillar substrates with the diameter of 400 nm and the heights of 400, 800, and 1200 nm were fabricated...
October 24, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768890/rickettsia-sca4-reduces-vinculin-mediated-intercellular-tension-to-promote-spread
#10
Rebecca L Lamason, Effie Bastounis, Natasha M Kafai, Ricardo Serrano, Juan C Del Álamo, Julie A Theriot, Matthew D Welch
Spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae are human pathogens that infect cells in the vasculature. They disseminate through host tissues by a process of cell-to-cell spread that involves protrusion formation, engulfment, and vacuolar escape. Other bacterial pathogens rely on actin-based motility to provide a physical force for spread. Here, we show that SFG species Rickettsia parkeri typically lack actin tails during spread and instead manipulate host intercellular tension and mechanotransduction to promote spread...
October 20, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757030/a-nanoporous-surface-is-essential-for-glomerular-podocyte-differentiation-in-three-dimensional-culture
#11
Cristina Zennaro, Maria Pia Rastaldi, Gerald James Bakeine, Riccarda Delfino, Federica Tonon, Rossella Farra, Gabriele Grassi, Mary Artero, Massimo Tormen, Michele Carraro
Although it is well recognized that cell-matrix interactions are based on both molecular and geometrical characteristics, the relationship between specific cell types and the three-dimensional morphology of the surface to which they are attached is poorly understood. This is particularly true for glomerular podocytes - the gatekeepers of glomerular filtration - which completely enwrap the glomerular basement membrane with their primary and secondary ramifications. Nanotechnologies produce biocompatible materials which offer the possibility to build substrates which differ only by topology in order to mimic the spatial organization of diverse basement membranes...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751947/mrtf-a-signaling-regulates-the-acquisition-of-the-contractile-phenotype-in-dedifferentiated-chondrocytes
#12
Justin Parreno, Sneha Raju, Po-Han Wu, Rita A Kandel
Chondrocyte culture as a monolayer for cell number expansion results in dedifferentiation whereby expanded cells acquire contractile features and increased actin polymerization status. This study determined whether the actin polymerization based signaling pathway, myocardin-related transcription factor-a (MRTF-A) is involved in regulating this contractile phenotype. Serial passaging of chondrocytes in monolayer culture to passage 2 resulted in increased gene and protein expression of the contractile molecules alpha-smooth muscle actin, transgelin and vinculin compared to non-passaged, primary cells...
October 14, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737911/drosophila-vinculin-is-more-harmful-when-hyperactive-than-absent-and-can-circumvent-integrin-to-form-adhesion-complexes
#13
Aidan P Maartens, Jutta Wellmann, Emma Wictome, Benjamin Klapholz, Hannah Green, Nicholas H Brown
Vinculin is a highly conserved protein involved in cell adhesion and mechanotransduction, and both gain and loss of its activity causes defective cell behaviour. Here, we examine how altering vinculin activity perturbs integrin function within the context of Drosophila development. Whereas loss of vinculin produced relatively minor phenotypes, gain of vinculin activity, through a loss of head-tail autoinhibition, caused lethality. The minimal domain capable of inducing lethality is the talin-binding D1 domain, and this appears to require talin-binding activity, as lethality was suppressed by competition with single vinculin-binding sites from talin...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731629/collaborative-action-of-surface-chemistry-and-topography-in-the-regulation-of-mesenchymal-and-epithelial-markers-and-the-shape-of-cancer-cells
#14
Junsheng Li, Barbara Kwiatkowska, Hao Lu, Maren Voglstätter, Erika Ueda, Michael Grunze, Jonathan Sleeman, Pavel A Levkin, Irina Nazarenko
Malignant transformation is associated with enhancement of cell plasticity, which allows cancer cells to survive under different conditions by adapting to their microenvironment during growth and metastatic spread. Much effort has been devoted to understanding the molecular mechanisms of these processes. Although the importance of the extracellular matrix and of surface properties in these mechanisms is evident, the direct impact of distinct physical and chemical surfaces characteristics on cell fate remains unclear...
October 12, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723854/high-content-image-analysis-of-focal-adhesion-dependent-mechanosensitive-stem-cell-differentiation
#15
Andrew W Holle, Alistair J McIntyre, Jared Kehe, Piyumi Wijesekara, Jennifer L Young, Ludovic G Vincent, Adam J Engler
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) receive differentiation cues from a number of stimuli, including extracellular matrix (ECM) stiffness. The pathways used to sense stiffness and other physical cues are just now being understood and include proteins within focal adhesions. To rapidly advance the pace of discovery for novel mechanosensitive proteins, we employed a combination of in silico and high throughput in vitro methods to analyze 47 different focal adhesion proteins for cryptic kinase binding sites. High content imaging of hMSCs treated with small interfering RNAs for the top 6 candidate proteins showed novel effects on both osteogenic and myogenic differentiation; Vinculin and SORBS1 were necessary for stiffness-mediated myogenic and osteogenic differentiation, respectively...
October 10, 2016: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721497/actomyosin-dependent-dynamic-spatial-patterns-of-cytoskeletal-components-drive-mesoscale-podosome-organization
#16
Marjolein B M Meddens, Elvis Pandzic, Johan A Slotman, Dominique Guillet, Ben Joosten, Svenja Mennens, Laurent M Paardekooper, Adriaan B Houtsmuller, Koen van den Dries, Paul W Wiseman, Alessandra Cambi
Podosomes are cytoskeletal structures crucial for cell protrusion and matrix remodelling in osteoclasts, activated endothelial cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. In these cells, hundreds of podosomes are spatially organized in diversely shaped clusters. Although we and others established individual podosomes as micron-sized mechanosensing protrusive units, the exact scope and spatiotemporal organization of podosome clustering remain elusive. By integrating a newly developed extension of Spatiotemporal Image Correlation Spectroscopy with novel image analysis, we demonstrate that F-actin, vinculin and talin exhibit directional and correlated flow patterns throughout podosome clusters...
October 10, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708212/paxillin-and-its-role-in-the-aging-process-of-skin-cells
#17
Anna Skoczyńska, Elżbieta Budzisz, Kasjana Podgórna, Helena Rotsztejn
Morphology of senescent cells is constantly changing at the molecular level, which in turn leads to disruption of their function. It is connected with reduced ability to synthesize extracellular matrix (ECM) and leads to the dysfunction of integrin adhesion molecules and adhesion clusters. In skin, these factors cause a loss of communication between the extracellular matrix and fibroblasts. This contributes to the appearance of signs of aging. The aim of this study is to draw attention to the very important molecule such as paxillin, which is an adaptor protein with mass of 68 kDa...
October 6, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705767/binding-of-vinculin-to-lipid-membranes-in-its-inhibited-and-activated-states
#18
Mridula Dwivedi, Roland Winter
Phosphoinositols are an important class of phospholipids that are involved in a myriad of cellular processes, from cell signaling to motility and adhesion. Vinculin (Vn) is a major adaptor protein that regulates focal adhesions in conjunction with PIP2 in lipid membranes and other cytoskeletal components. The binding and unbinding transitions of Vn at the membrane interface are an important link to understanding the coordination of cell signaling and motility. Using different biophysical tools, including atomic force microscopy combined with confocal fluorescence microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, we studied the nanoscopic interactions of activated and autoinhibited states of Vn with lipid membranes...
October 4, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698798/celecoxib-exhibits-an-anti-gastric-cancer-effect-by-targeting-focal-adhesion-and-leukocyte-transendothelial-migration-associated-genes
#19
Guo-Hua Jin, Wei Xu, Yang Shi, Li-Bo Wang
Gastric cancer (GC) is a prevalent cancer, which remains incurable, and therefore requires an alternative treatment method. Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that targets cyclooxygenase-2, and exhibits anticancer effects. The present study aimed to investigate the anti-GC mechanism of celecoxib using bioinformatics methods. Gene expression datasets GSE56807 (GC tissues and normal gastric tissues) and GSE54657 (celecoxib-treated and non-treated human GC epithelial AGS cells) were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685796/insights-into-the-utility-of-the-focal-adhesion-scaffolding-proteins-in-the-anaerobic-fungus-orpinomyces-sp-c1a
#20
Shelby Calkins, Noha H Youssef
Focal adhesions (FAs) are large eukaryotic multiprotein complexes that are present in all metazoan cells and function as stable sites of tight adhesion between the extracellular matrix (ECM) and the cell's cytoskeleton. FAs consist of anchor membrane protein (integrins), scaffolding proteins (e.g. α-actinin, talin, paxillin, and vinculin), signaling proteins of the IPP complex (e.g. integrin-linked kinase, α-parvin, and PINCH), and signaling kinases (e.g. focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and Src kinase). While genes encoding complete focal adhesion machineries are present in genomes of all multicellular Metazoa; incomplete machineries were identified in the genomes of multiple non-metazoan unicellular Holozoa, basal fungal lineages, and amoebozoan representatives...
2016: PloS One
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