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Hif-1 alpha

Xiaomeng Dai, Guoliang Pi, Sheng-Li Yang, George G Chen, Li-Ping Liu, Han-Hua Dong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between the expression of PD-L1 and HIF-1α in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissue and further analyze the association with clinical parameters and the prognostic value of coexpression in HCC patients. METHODS: We assessed the expression of PD-L1 and HIF-1α by immunohistochemistry in tumor tissue from 90 HCC patients who underwent curative hepatectomy. The results were validated in an independent cohort of additional 90 HCC patients...
March 8, 2018: Translational Oncology
Ezinne Ozurumba, Omana Mathew, Katsuri Ranganna, Myung Choi, Adebayo Oyekan
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)/prolyl hydroxylase domain (PHD)-containing proteins are involved in renal adaptive response to high salt (HS). Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPARα), a transcription factor involved in fatty acid oxidation is implicated in the regulation of renal function. As both HIF-1α/PHD and PPARα contribute to the adaptive changes to altered oxygen tension, this study tested the hypothesis that PHD-induced renal adaptive response to HS is PPARα-dependent...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Eleftheria Alexopoulou, Theodora Katsila, Maria Tolia, Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Michael Leontsinidis, George Kyrgias, Vasilios Kouloulias, George P Patrinos, Despoina Spyropoulou, Dimitrios Kardamakis
BACKGROUND/AIM: Radiation dermatitis is observed in 95% of breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy. The aim of this study was to explore the correlation between protein expression in tumor cells and the risk of developing radiation dermatitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Breast cancer patients receiving postoperative radiotherapy were included in this study. Tumor specimens from 122 patients were examined by immunohistochemistry for the expression of Ki67, ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase, hypoxia-inducible factor-1-alpha (HIF-1a), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and a-glucosidase (aGluc)...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
Numan Karaarslan, Ibrahim Yilmaz, Hanefi Ozbek, Duygu Sirin Yasar, Necati Kaplan, Yener Akyuva, Aylin Gonultas, Ozkan Ates
AIM: In this scientific research project, the researchers aimed to determine the gene expression patterns of nucleus pulposus (NP) in cell cultures obtained from degenerated or intact tissues. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Whereas 12 of the cases were diagnosed with lumbar disc hernia and had undergone lumbar microdiscectomy, 12 cases had undergone traumatic intervertebral discectomy and corpectomy, along with discectomy after spinal trauma. NP-specific markers and gene expressions of the reagents of the extracellular matrix in the experimental setup were tested at the 0th, 24th, and 48th hours by quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
January 22, 2018: Turkish Neurosurgery
Xiaoying Wu, Shengqun Liu, Zhenhua Hu, Guosong Zhu, Gaifang Zheng, Guangzhi Wang
Enriched environment (EE) has been shown to promote neurogenesis and functional recovery after ischemic stroke. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, C57BL/6 mice underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion (60 minutes) followed by reperfusion, after which mice were housed in either standard environment (SE) or EE and allowed to survive for 3, 4, 6 or 10 weeks. Ipsilateral subventricular zone (SVZ) or striatum cells were dissociated from ischemic hemispheric brains of enriched mice at 14 days post-ischemia (dpi) and cultured in vitro...
February 22, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
Jinfeng Xiang, Qiangsheng Hu, Yi Qin, Shunrong Ji, Wenyan Xu, Wensheng Liu, Si Shi, Chen Liang, Jiang Liu, Qingcai Meng, Dingkong Liang, Quanxing Ni, Jin Xu, Bo Zhang, Xianjun Yu
Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma have much worse prognoses, and much effort has been directed toward understanding the molecular biological aspects of this disease. Accumulated evidence suggests that constitutive activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signalling contributes to the oncogenesis and progression of pancreatic cancer. Transcription factor 7-like2/transcription factor 4 (TCF7L2/TCF4), a β-catenin transcriptional partner, plays a vital role in the Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway. In the present study, we investigated the clinicopathological significance of TCF7L2 in pancreatic cancer...
February 23, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
E Littmann, H Autefage, A K Solanki, C Kallepitis, J R Jones, M Alini, M Peroglio, M M Stevens
Bioactive glasses (BGs) are excellent delivery systems for the sustained release of therapeutic ions and have been extensively studied in the context of bone tissue engineering. More recently, due to their osteogenic properties and expanding application to soft tissue repair, BGs have been proposed as promising materials for use at the osteochondral interface. Since hypoxia plays a critical role during cartilage formation, we sought to investigate the influence of BGs releasing the hypoxia-mimicking agent cobalt (CoBGs) on human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) chondrogenesis, as a novel approach that may guide future osteochondral scaffold design...
March 2018: Journal of the European Ceramic Society
Guofu Shen, Schuyler Link, Sandeep Kumar, Derek M Nusbaum, Dennis Y Tse, Yingbin Fu, Samuel M Wu, Benjamin J Frankfort
Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) can result in multiple neurologic sequelae including vision loss. Inducible models of ICP elevation are lacking in model organisms, which limits our understanding of the mechanism by which increased ICP impacts the visual system. We adapted a mouse model for the sustained elevation of ICP and tested the hypothesis that elevated ICP impacts the optic nerve and retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). ICP was elevated and maintained for 2 weeks, and resulted in multiple anatomic changes that are consistent with human disease including papilledema, loss of physiologic cupping, and engorgement of the optic nerve head...
February 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yanqun Chang, Qingqing Deng, Xiaomao Cheng, Xingang Luo, Jing Zhang, Xiaoyuan Tang
RATIONALE: Mild hypoxia conditioning induced by repeated episodes of transient ischemia is a clinically applicable method for protecting the brain against injury after hypoxia-ischemic brain damage. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of repeated mild hypoxia postconditioning on brain damage and long-term neural functional recovery after hypoxia-ischemic brain damage. METHODS: and Results Rats received different protocols of repeated mild hypoxia postconditioning...
February 6, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
Jordan Rowlands, Vinicius Cruzat, Rodrigo Carlessi, Philip Newsholme
Pharmacological long lasting Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues, such as Exendin-4, have become widely used diabetes therapies. Chronic GLP-1R stimulation has been linked to β-cell protection and these pro-survival actions of GLP-1 are dependent on the activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) leading to accumulation of Hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α). Recent studies from our lab indicate that prolonged GLP-1R stimulation promotes metabolic reprograming of β-cells towards a highly glycolytic phenotype and activation of the mTOR/HIF-1α pathway was required for this action...
February 2018: Peptides
Michiko Yamashita, Keiichi Kumasawa, Hitomi Nakamura, Tadashi Kimura
INTRODUCTION: Placenta previa is an abnormality in which the placenta covers the internal uterine os, and it can cause serious morbidity and mortality in both mother and fetus due to catastrophic hemorrhage. Some pregnant women recover from placenta previa due to a phenomenon called "migration." However, the mechanism of "migration" of the placenta has not been elucidated. METHODS: Human placentas were collected from patients with placenta previa and those with no abnormal placentation (control)...
January 30, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Xiaobing Qian, Leilei Lin, Yao Zong, Yongguang Yuan, Yanmin Dong, Yue Fu, Wanwen Shao, Yujie Li, Qianying Gao
PURPOSE: This study aimed to analyse shifts in renin-angiotensin system (RAS) components, angiogenesis, and oxidative stress-related protein expression in the lamina cribrosa (LC) region in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. METHODS: Six months after diabetes induction, the retinal vessels of male C57BL/6 J mice were observed by colour photography, fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA), and immunofluorescent staining following incubation with CD31. Immunofluorescence for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA),and NG2 was also performed...
February 5, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Li-Li Liu, Dahu Li, Yun-Ling He, Yan-Zhao Zhou, Sheng-Hui Gong, Li-Ying Wu, Yong-Qi Zhao, Xin Huang, Tong Zhao, Lun Xu, Kui-Wu Wu, Ming-Gao Li, Ling-Ling Zhu, Ming Fan
The kidney is vulnerable to hypoxia-induced injury. One of the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon is cell apoptosis triggered by hypoxia-inducible factor-1-alpha (HIF-1α) activation. MicroRNA-210 (miR-210) is known to be induced by HIF-1α and can regulate various pathological processes, but its role in hypoxic kidney injury remains unclear. Here, in both kinds of rat systemic hypoxia and local kidney hypoxia models, we found miR-210 levels were upregulated significantly in injured kidney, especially in renal tubular cells...
October 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine
Huan Wang, Yufeng Feng, Xiaoju Jin, Rong Xia, Yong Cheng, Xiaoqian Liu, Nana Zhu, Xun Zhou, Lei Yin, Jianrong Guo
Diabetes-associated dysfunction in angiogenesis predominantly contributes to impairment of wound closure, but a role of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1a) in the process remain poorly understood. Here, we examined whether expression of HIF-1a in re-infused blood cells may improve the diabetic wound closure in mice. We found that that expression of HIF-1a in re-infused isogeneic blood cells significantly improved diabetic wound healing in mice, seemingly through augmentation of wound-associated angiogenesis...
December 26, 2017: Oncotarget
Xiaobo Yang, Weiping Chen, Xiang Zhao, Linwei Chen, Wanli Li, Jisheng Ran, Lidong Wu
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) has been wildly verified to modulate glycolysis in tumor cells. However, the role of PKM2 on the glycolysis of osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes is still unclear. In present study, we investigate the function of PKM2 on OA chondrocyte glycolysis and the collagen matrix generation in vitro. Results showed that PKM2 was upregulated in OA chondrocytes compared with healthy control chondrocytes. In OA chondrocytes, ATP expression was lower compared with healthy control chondrocytes. Loss-of-function experiment showed that PKM2 knockdown mediated by lentivirus transfection could significantly suppress the glucose consumption and lactate secretion levels and decrease glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA), and hypoxia inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α), indicating the inhibition of PKM2 knockdown on glycolysis...
January 22, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Kuldeep S Attri, Kamiya Mehla, Pankaj K Singh
Hypoxic microenvironment found in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and other solid tumors is central to physiological and metabolic alterations of immune cells that significantly impact tumor growth dynamics. Hypoxic adaptations in the immune cells are primarily mediated by the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α), which regulates cellular metabolism by modulating glycolysis and other interconnected metabolic pathways. HIF-1α plays distinct roles in M1 and M2 macrophage polarization, which, in turn, regulates tumor cell immune escape and growth...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Surendra K Shukla, Scott E Mulder, Pankaj K Singh
Most solid tumors are hypoxic in nature due to the limited supply of oxygen to internal tissues. Hypoxia plays an important role in metabolic adaptations of tumors that contribute significantly to cancer pathogenesis. Among the several metabolic alterations induced by hypoxia, hypoxia-mediated increased glucose uptake serves as the hallmark of metabolic reprogramming. Hypoxia-mediated stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) transcription factor leads to altered expression of several glycolytic genes and glucose transporters, which results in increased glucose uptake by tumor cells...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Venugopal Gunda, Sushil Kumar, Aneesha Dasgupta, Pankaj K Singh
Hypoxic conditions in the pancreatic tumor microenvironment lead to the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α), which acts as the master regulator of cancer cell metabolism. HIF-1α-mediated metabolic reprogramming results in large-scale metabolite perturbations. Characterization of the metabolic intermediates and the corresponding metabolic pathways altered by HIF-1α would facilitate the identification of therapeutic targets for hypoxic microenvironments prevalent in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and other solid tumors...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Manisha Sharma, Sanjay Piplani, Manas Madan, Mridu Manjari, Saumil Garg, Komalpreet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the commonest cause of death among middle aged women. BRCA1 associated tumors carry a poor prognosis. Angiogenesis is considered necessary for tumor growth and for its metastasis. Hypoxia stimulates HIF-1α which then activates transcription of various proangiogenic cytokines like VEGF. In the present study we examined HIF-1α expression, sVEGF levels and BRCA1 mutations and their relation with clinicopathological parameters. We also determined whether the angiogenic markers have different role in angiogenesis in BRCA1 related cancers as compared to sporadic breast cancers...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
A I Osipyants, A A Poloznikov, N A Smirnova, D M Hushpulian, A Yu Khristichenko, T A Chubar, A A Zakhariants, M Ahuja, I N Gaisina, B Thomas, A M Brown, I G Gazaryan, V I Tishkov
L-Ascorbate (L-Asc), but not D-isoascorbate (D-Asc) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) suppress HIF1 ODD-luc reporter activation induced by various inhibitors of HIF prolyl hydroxylase (PHD). The efficiency of suppression by L-Asc was sensitive to the nature of HIF PHD inhibitor chosen for reporter activation. In particular, the inhibitors developed to compete with alpha-ketoglutarate (αKG), were less sensitive to suppression by the physiological range of L-Asc (40-100 μM) than those having a strong iron chelation motif...
December 28, 2017: Biochimie
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