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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910042/direct-cardiac-reprogramming-as-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-for-treatment-of-myocardial-infarction
#1
Hong Ma, Li Wang, Jiandong Liu, Li Qian
Direct reprogramming of fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocytes (iCMs) holds great promise as a novel therapy for the treatment of heart failure, a common and morbid disease that is usually caused by irreversible loss of functional cardiomyocytes (CMs). Recently, we and others showed that in a murine model of acute myocardial infarction, delivery of three transcription factors, Gata4, Mef2c, and Tbx5 converted endogenous cardiac fibroblasts into functional iCMs. These iCMs integrated electrically and mechanically with surrounding myocardium, resulting in a reduction in scar size and an improvement in heart function...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905509/the-er-stress-regulator-bip-mediates-cadmium-induced-autophagy-and-neuronal-senescence
#2
Tao Wang, Yan Yuan, Hui Zou, Jinlong Yang, Shiwen Zhao, Yonggang Ma, Yi Wang, Jianchun Bian, Xuezhong Liu, Jianhong Gu, Zongping Liu, Jiaqiao Zhu
Autophagy is protective in cadmium (Cd)-induced oxidative damage. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been shown to induce autophagy in a process requiring the unfolded protein response signalling pathways. Cd treatment significantly increased senescence in neuronal cells, which was aggravated by 3-MA or silencing of Atg5 and abolished by rapamycin. Cd increased expression of ER stress regulators Bip, chop, eIf2α, and ATF4, and activated autophagy as evidenced by upregulated LC3. Moreover, the ER stress inhibitor mithramycin inhibited the expression of ER stress protein chaperone Bip and blocked autophagic flux...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904680/enhancement-of-early-cardiac-differentiation-of-dedifferentiated-fat-cells-by-dimethyloxalylglycine-via-notch-signaling-pathway
#3
Fuhai Li, Zongzhuang Li, Zhi Jiang, Ye Tian, Zhi Wang, Wei Yi, Chenyun Zhang
Background: Hypoxia has been reported to possess the ability to induce mature lipid-filled adipocytes to differentiate into fibroblast-like multipotent dedifferentiated fat (DFAT) cells and stem cells such as iPSCs (interstitial pluripotent stem cells) and ESCs (embryonic stem cells) and then to differentiate into cardiomyocytes. However, the effect of hypoxia on cardiac differentiation of DFAT cells and its underlying molecular mechanism remains to be investigated. Objective: To investigate the role of hypoxia in early cardiac differentiation of DFAT cells and the underlying molecular mechanism...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899089/familial-forms-of-disorders-of-sex-development-may-be-common-if-infertility-is-considered-a-comorbidity
#4
Raja Brauner, Flavia Picard-Dieval, Henri Lottmann, Sébastien Rouget, Joelle Bignon-Topalovic, Anu Bashamboo, Ken McElreavey
BACKGROUND: Families with 46,XY Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) have been reported, but they are considered to be exceptionally rare, with the exception of the familial forms of disorders affecting androgen synthesis or action. The families of some patients with anorchia may include individuals with 46,XY gonadal dysgenesis. We therefore analysed a large series of patients with 46,XY DSD or anorchia for the occurrence in their family of one of these phenotypes and/or ovarian insufficiency and/or infertility and/or cryptorchidism...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895893/downregulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-h19-promotes-p19cl6-cells-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-during-late-stage-cardiac-differentiation-via-mir-19b-modulated-sox6
#5
Yu Han, Hongdang Xu, Jiangtao Cheng, Yanwei Zhang, Chuanyu Gao, Taibing Fan, Bangtian Peng, Bin Li, Lin Liu, Zhaoyun Cheng
BACKGROUND: Regulating cardiac differentiation to maintain normal heart development and function is very important. At present, biological functions of H19 in cardiac differentiation is not completely clear. METHODS: To explore the functional effect of H19 during cardiac differentiation. Expression levels of early cardiac-specific markers Nkx-2.5 and GATA4, cardiac contractile protein genes α-MHC and MLC-2v were determined by qRT-PCR and western lot. The levels of lncRNA H19 and miR-19b were detected by qRT-PCR...
2016: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894866/transcriptional-regulation-of-the-sodium-channel-gene-scn5a-by-gata4-in-human-heart
#6
Anna Tarradas, Mel Lina Pinsach-Abuin, Carlos Mackintosh, Oriol Llorà-Batlle, Alexandra Pérez-Serra, Montserrat Batlle, Félix Pérez-Villa, Thomas Zimmer, Ivan Garcia-Bassets, Ramon Brugada, Pedro Beltran-Alvarez, Sara Pagans
Aberrant expression of the sodium channel gene (SCN5A) has been proposed to disrupt cardiac action potential and cause human cardiac arrhythmias, but the mechanisms of SCN5A gene regulation and dysregulation still remain largely unexplored. To gain insight into the transcriptional regulatory networks of SCN5A, we surveyed the promoter and first intronic regions of the SCN5A gene, predicting the presence of several binding sites for GATA transcription factors (TFs). Consistent with this prediction, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and sequential ChIP (Re-ChIP) assays show co-occupancy of cardiac GATA TFs GATA4 and GATA5 on promoter and intron 1 SCN5A regions in fresh-frozen human left ventricle samples...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893819/salvianolic-acid-b-alleviates-heart-failure-by-inactivating-erk1-2-gata4-signaling-pathway-after-pressure-overload-in-mice
#7
Juan Yu, Renshan Chen, Yafang Tan, Jiashin Wu, Jianyong Qi, Minzhou Zhang, Weiwang Gu
BACKGROUND: Heart failure(HF) is a dangerous disease that affects millions of patients. Radix Salvia is widely used in Chinese clinics to treat heart diseases. Salvianolic acid B(SalB) is the major active component of Radix Salvia. This study investigated the mechanisms of action and effects of SalB on HF in an experimental mouse model of HF. METHODS: We created a mouse model of HF by inducing pressure overload with transverse aortic constriction(TAC) surgery for 2 weeks and compared among 4 study groups: SHAM group (n = 10), TAC group (n = 9), TAC+MET group (metprolol, positive drug treatment, n = 9) and TAC+SalB group (SalB, 240 mg•kg-1•day-1, n = 9)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882303/ovarian-like-differentiation-in-eutopic-and-ectopic-endometrioses-with-aberrant-fsh-receptor-insl3-and-gata4-6-expression
#8
Baptiste Fouquet, Pietro Santulli, Jean-Christophe Noel, Micheline Misrahi
Endometriosis, the hormone-dependent extrauterine dissemination of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, affects 5-15% of women of reproductive age. Pathogenesis remains poorly understood as well as the estrogen production by endometriotic tissue yielding autocrine growth. Estrogens (E2) are normally produced by the ovaries. We investigated whether aberrant "ovarian-like" differentiation occurred in endometriosis. 69 women, with (n = 38) and without (n = 31) histologically proven endometriosis were recruited...
December 2016: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864336/bmp4-promotes-mouse-ips-cell-differentiation-to-male-germ-cells-via-smad1-5-gata4-id1-and-id2
#9
Shi Yang, Qingqing Yuan, Minghui Niu, Jingmei Hou, Zijue Zhu, Min Sun, Zheng Li, Zuping He
Generation of male germ cells from pluripotent cells could provide male gametes for treating male infertility and offer an ideal model for unveiling molecular mechanisms of spermatogenesis. However, the influence and exact molecular mechanisms, especially downstream effectors of BMP4 signaling pathways, in male germ cell differentiation of the induce pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, remain unknown. This study was designed to explore the role and mechanism of BMP4 signaling in the differentiation of mouse induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to male germ cells...
November 18, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863349/trpv1-channels-in-cardiovascular-system-a-double-edged-sword
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Puneet Kaur Randhawa, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
Apart from modulating nociception, there is vital role of TRPV1 channels in modulating atherosclerosis, congestive heart failure, systemic hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, hemorrhagic shock and vascular remodeling. TRPV1 channel activation has shielding effect against the development of atherosclerosis and systemic hypertension. TRPV1 channel activation alleviates the formation of atherosclerotic lesions via increasing the expression of cholesterol efflux regulatory protein, UCP 2 and enhancing autophagy...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853755/differential-stress-response-mechanisms-in-right-and-left-ventricles
#11
Makhosazane Zungu-Edmondson, Yuichiro J Suzuki
Right ventricular (RV) failure is the major cause of death among patients with pulmonary hypertension. However, differences between the RV and left ventricle (LV) of the adult heart have not been defined, despite myocytes from these two ventricles originate from different progenitor cells. The lack of such knowledge interferes with developing therapeutic strategies to protect the RV. The goal of this study was to identify possible differences between stress responses in the RV and LV free walls of adult rats...
2016: Journal of Rare Diseases Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834668/chemical-enhancement-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-direct-cardiac-reprogramming
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Tamer M A Mohamed, Nicole R Stone, Emily C Berry, Ethan Radzinsky, Yu Huang, Karishma Pratt, Yen-Sin Ang, Pengzhi Yu, Haixia Wang, Shibing Tang, Sergey Magnitsky, Sheng Ding, Kathryn N Ivey, Deepak Srivastava
BACKGROUND: -Reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like cells (iCMs) in situ represents a promising strategy for cardiac regeneration. A combination of three cardiac transcription factors, Gata4, Mef2c and Tbx5 (GMT), can convert fibroblasts into iCMs, albeit with low efficiency in vitro METHODS: -We screened 5,500 compounds in primary cardiac fibroblasts to identify the pathways that can be modulated to enhance cardiomyocyte reprogramming. RESULTS: -We found that a combination of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β inhibitor SB431542 and the WNT inhibitor XAV939 increased reprogramming efficiency eight-fold when added to GMT-overexpressing cardiac fibroblasts...
November 10, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827449/gata4-is-critical-to-maintain-gut-barrier-function-and-mucosal-integrity-following-epithelial-injury
#13
David Lepage, Élise Bélanger, Christine Jones, Sarah Tremblay, Joannie M Allaire, Joannie Bruneau, Claude Asselin, Nathalie Perreault, Alfredo Menendez, Fernand-Pierre Gendron, Francois Boudreau
The intestinal epithelial barrier is critical to limit potential harmful consequences from exposure to deleterious luminal contents on the organism. Although this barrier is functionally important along the entire gut, specific regional regulatory mechanisms involved in the maintenance of this barrier are poorly defined. Herein, we identified Gata4 as a crucial regulator of barrier integrity in the mouse proximal intestinal epithelium. Conditional deletion of Gata4 in the intestine led to a drastic increase in claudin-2 expression that was associated with an important increase of gut barrier permeability without causing overt spontaneous inflammation...
November 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821723/c1q-tnf-related-protein-9-promotes-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-failure
#14
Mahesh Appari, Astrid Breitbart, Florian Brandes, Malgorzata Szaroszyk, Natali Froese, Mortimer Korf-Klingebiel, Mona Malek Mohammadi, Andrea Grund, Gesine M Scharf, Honghui Wang, Carolin Zwadlo, Daniela Fraccarollo, Ulrike Schrameck, Mona Nemer, William Wong, Hugo A Katus, Kai C Wollert, Oliver J Müller, Johann Bauersachs, Joerg Heineke
RATIONALE: Myocardial endothelial cells promote cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, possibly through the release of growth factors. The identity of these factors, however, remains largely unknown, and we hypothesized here that the secreted C1q-TNF-related protein-9 (CTRP9) might act as endothelial derived protein to modulate heart remodeling in response to pressure overload. OBJECTIVE: To examine the source of cardiac CTRP9 and its function during pressure overload. METHODS AND RESULTS: CTRP9 was mainly derived from myocardial capillary endothelial cells...
November 7, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818483/regulation-of-cardiac-transcription-factor-gata4-by-post-translational-modification-in-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-and-heart-failure
#15
Yasufumi Katanasaka, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Yoichi Sunagawa, Koji Hasegawa, Tatsuya Morimoto
Heart failure is a leading cause of cardiovascular mortality in industrialized countries. During development and deterioration of heart failure, cardiomyocytes undergo maladaptive hypertrophy, and changes in the cellular phenotype are accompanied by reinduction of the fetal gene program. Gene expression in cardiomyocytes is regulated by various nuclear transcription factors, co-activators, and co-repressors. The zinc finger protein GATA4 is one such transcription factor involved in the regulation of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy...
November 4, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818139/cited2-cooperates-with-isl1-and-promotes-cardiac-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#16
Ivette Pacheco-Leyva, Ana Catarina Matias, Daniel V Oliveira, João M A Santos, Rita Nascimento, Eduarda Guerreiro, Anna C Michell, Annebel M van De Vrugt, Gisela Machado-Oliveira, Guilherme Ferreira, Ibrahim Domian, José Bragança
The transcriptional regulator CITED2 is essential for heart development. Here, we investigated the role of CITED2 in the specification of cardiac cell fate from mouse embryonic stem cells (ESC). The overexpression of CITED2 in undifferentiated ESC was sufficient to promote cardiac cell emergence upon differentiation. Conversely, the depletion of Cited2 at the onset of differentiation resulted in a decline of ESC ability to generate cardiac cells. Moreover, loss of Cited2 expression impairs the expression of early mesoderm markers and cardiogenic transcription factors (Isl1, Gata4, Tbx5)...
October 31, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810688/clinical-whole-exome-sequencing-in-early-onset-diabetes-patients
#17
Soo Heon Kwak, Chan-Hyeon Jung, Chang Ho Ahn, Jungsun Park, Jeesoo Chae, Hye Seung Jung, Young Min Cho, Dae Ho Lee, Jong-Il Kim, Kyong Soo Park
AIMS: There could be an overlap of monogenic diabetes and early onset type 2 diabetes in those who are diagnosed before age of 30years. Genetic diagnosis in these patients might improve the quality of care. A limited number of studies have used whole exome sequencing (WES) in Asian patients with early onset diabetes, and the clinical utility of WES is largely unknown. METHODS: We performed whole exome capture and massive parallel sequencing in 28 patients with early onset diabetes...
October 15, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810530/fluoride-reduced-the-immune-privileged-function-of-mouse-sertoli-cells-via-the-regulation-of-fas-fasl-system
#18
Zilong Sun, Qingli Nie, Lianjie Zhang, Ruiyan Niu, Jundong Wang, Shaolin Wang
Previous investigations have demonstrated the adverse impacts of fluoride on Sertoli cells (SCs), such as oxidative stress and apoptosis. SCs are the crucial cellular components that can create the immune privileged environment in testis. However, the effect of fluoride on SCs immune privilege is unknown. In this study, mouse SCs were exposed to sodium fluoride with varying concentrations of 10(-5), 10(-4), and 10(-3) mol/L to establish the model of fluoride-treated SCs (F-SCs) in vitro. After 48 h of incubation, F-SCs were transplanted underneath the kidney capsule of mice for 21 days, or cocultured with spleen lymphocytes for another 48 h...
October 27, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798668/the-lin28-expression-in-stallion-testes
#19
Geumhui Lee, Heejun Jung, Minjung Yoon
The molecular markers for specific germ cell stages can be utilized for identifying, monitoring, and separating a particular stage of germ cells. The RNA-binding protein Lin28 is expressed in gonocytes of human fetal testes. The Lin28 expression is restricted to a very small population of spermatogonial cells in human, mice, and monkey. The main objective of this study was to investigate the expression pattern of Lin28 in stallion testes at different reproductive stages. Based on the presence or absence of full spermatogenesis and lumina in seminiferous tubules, the testicular samples were categorized into two reproductive stages pre-pubertal and post-pubertal...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792329/excess-imidacloprid-exposure-causes-the-heart-tube-malformation-of-chick-embryos
#20
Lin-Rui Gao, Shuai Li, Jing Zhang, Chang Liang, En-Ni Chen, Shi-Yao Zhang, Manli Chuai, Yongping Bao, Guang Wang, Xuesong Yang
As a neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid is widely used to control sucking insects on agricultural planting and fleas on domestic animals. However, the extent to which imidacloprid exposure has an influence on cardiogensis in early embryogenesis is still poorly understood. In vertebrates, the heart is the first organ to be formed. In this study to address whether or not imidacloprid exposure affects early heart development, the early chick embryo has been used as an experimental model because of the accessibility of chick embryo at its early developmental stage...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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