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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924845/caffeine-prevents-kidney-stone-formation-by-translocation-of-apical-surface-annexin-a1-crystal-binding-protein-into-cytoplasm-in-vitro-evidence
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Paleerath Peerapen, Visith Thongboonkerd
Recent large 3 cohorts have shown that caffeinated beverage consumption was associated with lower risk of kidney stone disease. However, its protective mechanisms remained unknown and had not been previously investigated. We thus evaluated protective effects of caffeine (1 μM-10 mM) on calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) kidney stone formation, using crystallization, crystal growth, cell-crystal adhesion, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence assays. The results showed that caffeine reduced crystal number but, on the other hand, increased crystal size, resulting in unchanged crystal mass, consistent with crystal growth that was not affected by caffeine...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890659/rna-nanoparticles-harboring-annexin-a2-aptamer-can-target-ovarian-cancer-for-tumor-specific-doxorubicin-delivery
#2
Fengmei Pi, Hui Zhang, Hui Li, Varatharasa Thiviyanathan, David G Gorenstein, Anil K Sood, Peixuan Guo
A novel modified nucleic acid nanoparticle harboring an annexin A2 aptamer for ovarian cancer cell targeting and a GC rich sequence for doxorubicin loading is designed and constructed. The system utilizes a highly stable three-way junction (3WJ) motif from phi29 packaging RNA as a core structure. A phosphorothioate-modified DNA aptamer targeting annexin A2, Endo28, was conjugated to one arm of the 3WJ. The pRNA-3WJ motif retains correct folding of attached aptamer, keeping its functions intact. It is of significant utility for aptamer-mediated targeted delivery...
November 25, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889534/serum-annexin-a2-level-is-associated-with-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#3
Wei Zhang, Chunhai Gao, Shaohua Zhang, Guiqing Fang
PURPOSE: In several human cancer types, serum annexin A2 levels are increased, but little is known regarding oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This study aimed to measure serum annexin A2 levels in OSCC patients and assess the association with diagnosis and prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study compared serum annexin A2 concentrations in a group of OSCC patients and a control group. The predictor variable was the presence or absence of OSCC, and the outcome variable was the level of serum annexin A2...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871932/s100a10-regulates-ulk1-localization-to-er-mitochondria-contact-sites-in-ifn-%C3%AE-triggered-autophagy
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Ying-Da Chen, Yi-Ting Fang, Chih-Peng Chang, Chiou-Feng Lin, Li-Jin Hsu, Shang-Rung Wu, Yen-Chi Chiu, Robert Anderson, Yee-Shin Lin
During the process of autophagy, the autophagy-related proteins are translocated to autophagosome formation sites. Here, we demonstrate that S100A10 is required for ULK1 localization to autophagosome formation sites. Silencing of S100A10 reduces IFN-γ-induced autophagosome formation. We also determined the role of annexin A2 (ANXA2), a binding partner of S100A10, which has been reported to promote phagophore assembly. Silencing of ANXA2 reduced S100A10 expression. However, overexpression of S100A10 in ANXA2-silenced cells was still able to enhance autophagosome formation, suggesting that ANXA2 regulates IFN-γ-induced autophagy through S100A10...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863502/annexin-a2-antibodies-but-not-inhibitors-of-the-annexin-a2-heterotetramer-impair-productive-hiv-1-infection-of-macrophages-in-vitro
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Andrew W Woodham, Adriana M Sanna, Julia R Taylor, Joseph G Skeate, Diane M Da Silva, Lodewijk V Dekker, W Martin Kast
During sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), macrophages are initial targets for HIV infection. Secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) has been shown to protect against HIV infection of macrophages through interactions with annexin A2 (A2), which is found on the macrophage cell surface as a heterotetramer (A2t) consisting of A2 and S100A10. Therefore, we investigated potential protein-protein interactions between A2 and HIV-1 gp120 through a series of co-immunoprecipitation assays and a single molecule pulldown (SiMPull) technique...
November 18, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836325/the-upregulation-of-annexin-a2-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats-may-have-implication-for-astrocyte-proliferation
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Jiajia Chen, Zhiming Cui, Saishuai Yang, Chunshuai Wu, Weidong Li, Guofeng Bao, Guanhua Xu, Yuyu Sun, Lingling Wang, Jinlong Zhang
Annexin A2 (ANXA2), is a member of the annexin family of proteins that exhibit Ca(2+)-dependent binding to phospholipids. One attractive biological function of ANXA2 is participating in DNA synthesis and cell proliferation. Previous studies have shown that ANXA2 play a role in the development of the central nervous system. However, the biological function of ANXA2 after spinal cord injury (SCI) is still with limited acquaintance. In the present study, we performed a SCI model in adult rats and investigated the dynamic changes of ANXA2 expression in the spinal cord...
October 27, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821486/heterogeneous-stromal-signaling-within-the-tumor-microenvironment-controls-the-metastasis-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Agnieszka A Rucki, Kelly Foley, Pingbo Zhang, Qian Xiao, Jennifer Kleponis, Annie Wu, Rajni Sharma, Guanglan Mo, Angen Liu, Jennifer Van Eyk, Elizabeth M Jaffee, Lei Zheng
Understanding how stromal signals regulate the development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) may suggest novel therapeutic interventions in this disease. In this study, we assessed the metastatic role of stromal signals suggested to be important in the PDAC microenvironment. Src and IGF-1R phosphorylated the pro-metastatic molecule Annexin A2 (AnxA2) at Y23 and Y333 in response to stromal signals HGF and IGF-1, respectively, and IGF-1 expression was regulated by the Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) pathway. Both Shh and HGF were heterogeneously expressed in PDAC stroma, and only dual inhibition of these pathways could significantly suppress AnxA2 phosphorylation, PDAC growth and metastasis...
November 7, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819025/studies-on-shokyo-kanzo-and-keihi-in-kakkonto-medicine-on-prostaglandin-e2-production-in-lipopolysaccharide-treated-human-gingival-fibroblasts
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Toshiaki Ara, Norio Sogawa
We previously demonstrated that a kampo medicine, kakkonto, decreases lipopolysaccharide- (LPS-) induced prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production by human gingival fibroblasts. In this study, we examined the herbs constituting kakkonto that exhibit this effect. Shokyo strongly and concentration dependently and kanzo and keihi moderately decreased LPS-induced PGE2 production. Shokyo did not alter cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) activity, cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), annexin 1 and COX-2 expression, and LPS-induced extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) phosphorylation...
2016: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784647/annexin-a2-and-alpha-actinin-4-expression-correlates-with-metastatic-potential-of-primary-endometrial-cancer
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Parul Mittal, Manuela Klingler-Hoffmann, Georgia Arentz, Lyron Winderbaum, Gurjeet Kaur, Lyndal Anderson, James Scurry, Yee Leung, Colin Jr Stewart, Jonathan Carter, Peter Hoffmann, Martin K Oehler
The prediction of lymph node metastasis using clinic-pathological data and molecular information from endometrial cancers lacks accuracy and is therefore currently not routinely used in patient management. Consequently, although only a small percentage of patients with endometrial cancers suffer from metastasis, the majority undergo radical surgery including removal of pelvic lymph nodes. Upon analysis of publically available data and published research, we compiled a list of 60 proteins having the potential to display differential abundance between primary endometrial cancers with versus those without lymph node metastasis...
October 23, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783649/mechanism-of-fibronectin-binding-to-human-trabecular-meshwork-exosomes-and-its-modulation-by-dexamethasone
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W Michael Dismuke, Mikael Klingeborn, W Daniel Stamer
Exosomes are emerging as important mediators of cell-matrix interactions by means of specific adhesion proteins. Changes in the tissue-specific exosomal protein expression may underlie pathological conditions whereby extracellular matrix turnover and homeostasis is disrupted. Ocular hypertension due to extracellular matrix accumulation in the trabecular meshwork is a hallmark of glucocorticoid-induced glaucoma. In the trabecular meshwork, exosomal fibronectin mediates cell matrix interactions at cellular structures called "invadosomes"...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777972/improving-vascular-maturation-using-noncoding-rnas-increases-antitumor-effect-of-chemotherapy
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Lingegowda S Mangala, Hongyu Wang, Dahai Jiang, Sherry Y Wu, Anoma Somasunderam, David E Volk, Ganesh L R Lokesh, Xin Li, Sunila Pradeep, Xianbin Yang, Monika Haemmerle, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Archana S Nagaraja, Rajesha Rupaimoole, Emine Bayraktar, Recep Bayraktar, Li Li, Takemi Tanaka, Wei Hu, Cristina Ivan, Kshipra M Gharpure, Michael H McGuire, Varatharasa Thiviyanathan, Xinna Zhang, Sourindra N Maiti, Nataliya Bulayeva, Hyun-Jin Choi, Piotr L Dorniak, Laurence J N Cooper, Kevin P Rosenblatt, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, David G Gorenstein, Anil K Sood
Current antiangiogenesis therapy relies on inhibiting newly developed immature tumor blood vessels and starving tumor cells. This strategy has shown transient and modest efficacy. Here, we report a better approach to target cancer-associated endothelial cells (ECs), reverse permeability and leakiness of tumor blood vessels, and improve delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to the tumor. First, we identified deregulated microRNAs (miRs) from patient-derived cancer-associated ECs. Silencing these miRs led to decreased vascular permeability and increased maturation of blood vessels...
October 20, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760843/exosomal-annexin-a2-promotes-angiogenesis-and-breast-cancer-metastasis
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Sayantan Maji, Pankaj Chaudhary, Irina Akopova, Phung M Nguyen, Richard J Hare, Ignacy Gryczynski, Jamboor K Vishwanatha
: Tumor-derived exosomes are emerging mediators of tumorigenesis and tissue-specific metastasis. Proteomic profiling has identified Annexin A2 as one of the most highly expressed proteins in exosomes; however, studies focused on the biological role of exosomal-AnnexinA2 (exo-AnxA2) are still lacking. In this study, mechanistic insight was sought regarding exo-AnxA2 and its function in angiogenesis and breast cancer metastasis. Multiple in vitro and in vivo techniques were used to study the role of exo-AnxA2 in angiogenesis...
October 19, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748904/effects-of-phycoerythrin-from-gracilaria-lemaneiformis-in-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-sw480-cells
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Peizhen Li, Jun Ying, Qingli Chang, Wen Zhu, Guangjian Yang, Teng Xu, Huiguang Yi, Ruowang Pan, Enyong Zhang, Xiaofeng Zeng, Chunxia Yan, Qiyu Bao, Shengbin Li
We studied phycoerythrin (PE) in human SW480 tumor cells and the underlying molecular mechanisms of action. PE inhibited cell proliferation as evidenced by CCK-8 assay. The IC50 values of phycoerythrin were 48.2 and 27.4 µg/ml for 24 and 48 h of exposure, respectively. PE induced apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in SW480 cells as observed under electron microscopy and with flow cytometry. Apoptosis increased from 5.1 (controls) to 39.0% in 80.0 µg/ml PE-treated cells. Differences in protein expression were identified using proteomic techniques...
October 11, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704276/identification-of-cytotoxic-mediators-and-their-putative-role-in-the-signaling-pathways-during-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-induced-apoptosis-of-cancer-cells
#14
Moitreyi Das, Sumantra Das
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an important w-3 fatty acid exhibits differential behavior in cancer cells of neural origin when compared to that in normal healthy astrocytes. Treatment of C6 glioma and SH-SY5Y cell lines and primary astrocytes, representing the neoplastic cells and normal healthy cells respectively, with 100 µM DHA for 24 h showed significant loss of cell viability in the both the cancer cells as determined by MTT assay, whereas the primary astrocytes cultures were unaffected. Such loss of cell viability was due to apoptosis as confirmed by TUNEL staining and caspase-3 activation in cancer cells...
October 4, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704162/tnf-alpha-and-annexin-a2-inflammation-in-thrombotic-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Mirjana Bećarević
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by thromboses and/or pregnancy losses. Laboratory criterion for the diagnosis of APS is the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (anticardiolipin, anti-beta2-glycoprotein I (aβ2gpI) and lupus anticoagulant). On the one hand, the latest classification criteria for the diagnosis of APS emphasized that thrombotic manifestations of the syndrome should be without any signs of an inflammatory process, while on the other hand, some recent reports have suggested that APS is a "pro-inflammatory state...
December 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697640/annexin-a2-up-regulated-by-il-6-promotes-the-ossification-of-ligament-fibroblasts-from-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
#16
Da-He Li, Chong-Ru He, Fu-Ping Liu, Jia Li, Jin-Wei Gao, Yang Li, Wei-Dong Xu
BACKGROUND: Annexin A2, a calcium-dependent phospholipid binding protein, is involved in osteogenesis. The objective of the present study was to explore the expression of Annexin A2 in spinal ligament tissues (LT) of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients and determine its pathological functions. METHODS: mRNA and protein expression of Annexin A2 was detected by real-time PCR and Western blotting, respectively. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentration in serum was assessed by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay...
September 30, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667176/integrative-modeling-reveals-annexin-a2-mediated-epigenetic-control-of-mesenchymal-glioblastoma
#17
Teresia Kling, Roberto Ferrarese, Darren Ó hAilín, Patrik Johansson, Dieter Henrik Heiland, Fangping Dai, Ioannis Vasilikos, Astrid Weyerbrock, Rebecka Jörnsten, Maria Stella Carro, Sven Nelander
Glioblastomas are characterized by transcriptionally distinct subtypes, but despite possible clinical relevance, their regulation remains poorly understood. The commonly used molecular classification systems for GBM all identify a subtype with high expression of mesenchymal marker transcripts, strongly associated with invasive growth. We used a comprehensive data-driven network modeling technique (augmented sparse inverse covariance selection, aSICS) to define separate genomic, epigenetic, and transcriptional regulators of glioblastoma subtypes...
September 18, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640198/clinical-and-prognostic-role-of-annexin-a2-in-adamantinomatous-craniopharyngioma
#18
Yuelong Wang, Jiaojiao Deng, Gang Guo, Aiping Tong, Xirui Peng, Haifeng Chen, Jianguo Xu, Yi Liu, Chao You, Liangxue Zhou
Annexin A2 (AnxA2) is a highly conserved Ca2(+)-regulated membrane binding protein, which affects cell mobility and tumor progression. Adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (AdaCP) are a kind of epithelial tumors of the sellar region with high tendency to recur. Robust biomarkers are required to predict tumor behavior and to establish follow-up individualized treatment approaches. In this study, we firstly compared four surgical AdaCP samples with normal brain by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) proteomic analysis...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634758/nrbp2-overexpression-increases-the-chemosensitivity-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-akt-signaling
#19
Lixing Zhang, Chao Ge, Fangyu Zhao, Yang Zhang, Xin Wang, Ming Yao, Jinjun Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma is highly resistant to chemotherapy. Research data supported that cancer stem cells (CSC) may be responsible for the chemoresistance and strategies that suppress CSCs stemness could also inhibit the drug resistance. In this study, we found that nuclear receptor binding protein 2 (NRBP2) expression was downregulated in the CD133(+) hepatocellular carcinoma CSCs. Most adjacent noncancerous liver tissue analyzed expressed higher level of NRBP2 compared with cancerous tissue in hepatocellular carcinoma patients, and high NRBP2 expression indicated a better prognosis...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631133/antibodies-directed-against-annexin-a2-and-obstetric-morbidity
#20
V Salle, J Schmidt, A Smail, C Mazière, M A Conte, A Brulé, J C Mazière, E Cadet, Y E Herpe, P Duhaut
Acquired and inherited thrombophilia have both been reported to be associated with an increased risk of obstetric complications in early or later stages of pregnancy. Annexin A2 (ANXA2) is strongly expressed in vascular and placental tissues and plays a crucial role in fibrinolysis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of antibodies directed against ANXA2 in patients with recurrent miscarriage or obstetric complications. Anti-ANXA2 antibodies (aANXA2) were detected by ELISA in the sera from 46 women with obstetric morbidity, mainly recurrent miscarriage...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
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