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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438789/desmoglein-2-modulates-extracellular-vesicle-release-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma-keratinocytes
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Andrew M Overmiller, Jennifer A Pierluissi, Peter J Wermuth, Sami Sauma, Ubaldo Martinez-Outschoorn, Madalina Tuluc, Adam Luginbuhl, Joseph Curry, Larry A Harshyne, James K Wahl, Andrew P South, Mỹ G Mahoney
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanoscale membrane-derived vesicles that serve as intercellular messengers carrying lipids, proteins, and genetic material. Substantial evidence has shown that cancer-derived EVs, secreted by tumor cells into the blood and other bodily fluids, play a critical role in modulating the tumor microenvironment and affecting the pathogenesis of cancer. Here we demonstrate for the first time that squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) EVs were enriched with the C-terminal fragment of desmoglein 2 (Dsg2), a desmosomal cadherin often overexpressed in malignancies...
April 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431057/quantitative-analysis-of-pkp2-and-neighbouring-genes-in-a-patient-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-heterozygous-pkp2-deletion
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Keiko Sonoda, Seiko Ohno, Sou Otuki, Koichi Kato, Nobue Yagihara, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takeru Makiyama, Tohru Minamino, Minoru Horie
Aims: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a disease mainly caused by desmosome gene mutations. The genetic culprit, however, remains elusive in ∼50% of ARVC patients. One of the reasons for missing genetic abnormalities is the difficulty in detecting large deletions/duplications, which are called as copy number variation (CNV) by the Sanger sequencing method. This study aimed to identify CNVs in PKP2 and a part of other desmosome genes in ARVC patients. Methods and Results: The study cohort consisted of 71 ARVC probands who were diagnosed as definite or borderline cases based on 2010 Task Force Criteria...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431055/electrocardiographic-differentiation-of-idiopathic-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-ectopy-from-early-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Jan Novak, Alessandro Zorzi, Silvia Castelletti, Antonis Pantasis, Ilaria Rigato, Domenico Corrado, William Mckenna, Pier D Lambiase
Aims: The differentiation between idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) arrhythmias and early arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) can be challenging. We aimed to assess whether QRS morphological features and coupling interval of ventricular ectopic beats (VEBs) can improve differentiation between the two conditions. Methods and Results: Twenty desmosomal-gene mutation carriers (13 females, mean age 43 years) with no or mild ARVC phenotypic expression and 33 age- and sex-matched subjects with idiopathic RVOT arrhythmias were studied...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416759/beyond-cell-cell-adhesion-plakoglobin-and-the-regulation-of-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis
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REVIEW
Zackie Aktary, Mahsa Alaee, Manijeh Pasdar
Plakoglobin (also known as γ-catenin) is a member of the Armadillo family of proteins and a paralog of β-catenin. Plakoglobin is a component of both the adherens junctions and desmosomes, and therefore plays a vital role in the regulation of cell-cell adhesion. Similar to β-catenin, plakoglobin is capable of participating in cell signaling in addition to its role in cell-cell adhesion. In this context, β-catenin has a well-documented oncogenic potential as a component of the Wnt signaling pathway. In contrast, while some studies have suggested a tumor promoting activity of plakoglobin in a cell/malignancy specific context, it generally acts as a tumor/metastasis suppressor...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416588/association-between-mutation-status-and-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Matteo Dal Ferro, Davide Stolfo, Alessandro Altinier, Marta Gigli, Martina Perrieri, Federica Ramani, Giulia Barbati, Alberto Pivetta, Francesca Brun, Lorenzo Monserrat, Mauro Giacca, Luisa Mestroni, Marco Merlo, Gianfranco Sinagra
OBJECTIVE: To explore the genetic landscape of a well selected dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cohort, assessing the possible relation between different genotypes and left ventricular reverse remodelling (LVRR). METHODS: A cohort of 152 patients with DCM from the Heart Muscle Disease Registry of Trieste has been studied by next-generation sequencing (NGS). Patients were grouped into different 'gene-clusters' with functionally homogeneous genetic backgrounds. LVRR was defined by left ventricular ejection fraction normalisation or increase ≥10% associated with normalisation in indexed left ventricular end-diastolic diameter or relative decrease ≥10% at 24 months follow-up...
April 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407837/-effects-of-embryonic-lead-exposure-on-food-intake-and-bowel-movement-in-offspring-rats-and-possible-mechanisms
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Jian-Ping Zhou, Fan Wang, Xiao-Qing Yi, Xue-Ying Wang, Yong-Sheng Jiang, Yan Geng, Jing-Jing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of embryonic lead exposure on food intake and bowel movement in offspring rats and possible mechanisms. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were given 0.1% (low-dose lead exposure group) or 0.2% (high-dose lead exposure group) lead acetate freely during pregnancy to establish an animal model of embryonic lead exposure. A blank control group was also established. The male offspring rats were enrolled in the study, and 10 male offspring rats from each group were selected to observe the changes in food intake, bowel movement, gastric emptying, intestine propulsion, and pathological inflammatory response in the gastric mucosa...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386956/comparison-of-cellular-location-and-expression-of-plakophilin-2-in-epidermal-cells-from-nonlesional-atopic-skin-and-healthy-skin-in-german-shepherd-dogs
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Brita Ardesjö-Lundgren, Katarina Tengvall, Kerstin Bergvall, Fabiana H G Farias, Liya Wang, Åke Hedhammar, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Göran Andersson
BACKGROUND: Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is an inflammatory and pruritic allergic skin disease caused by interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Previously, a genome-wide significant risk locus on canine chromosome 27 for CAD was identified in German shepherd dogs (GSDs) and Plakophilin-2 (PKP2) was defined as the top candidate gene. PKP2 constitutes a crucial component of desmosomes and also is important in signalling, metabolic and transcriptional activities. OBJECTIVES: The main objective was to evaluate the role of PKP2 in CAD by investigating PKP2 expression and desmosome structure in nonlesional skin from CAD-affected (carrying the top GWAS SNP risk allele) and healthy GSDs...
April 6, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373753/upregulation-of-kazrin-f-by-mir-186-suppresses-apoptosis-but-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-to-contribute-to-malignancy-in-human-cervical-cancer-cells
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Chang Liu, Jinghua Wang, Yang Hu, Hong Xie, Min Liu, Hua Tang
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have identified that kazrin is a constituent of desmosome and influences intercellular adhesion, growing development and morphology. We previously cloned another new isoform, kazrin F and found that it has anti-apoptotic effects on human glioma cell line. To further explore whether kazrin F is involved in tumorigenesis, we investigated its expression and role in cervical cancer (CC) cells. METHODS: The role of kazrin F and miR-186 in CC was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, colony formation, transwell, and apoptosis assays...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365402/distinct-fibrosis-pattern-in-desmosomal-and-phospholamban-mutation-carriers-in-hereditary-cardiomyopathies
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Shahrzad Sepehrkhouy, Johannes M I H Gho, René van Es, Magdalena Harakalova, Nicolaas de Jonge, Dennis Dooijes, Jasper J van der Smagt, Marc P Buijsrogge, Richard N W Hauer, Roel Goldschmeding, Roel A de Weger, Folkert W Asselbergs, Aryan Vink
BACKGROUND: Desmosomal and phospholamban (PLN) mutations are associated with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. Ultimately, most cardiomyopathy hearts develop significant cardiac fibrosis. OBJECTIVE: To compare the fibrosis patterns of desmosomal and p. Arg14del PLN associated cardiomyopathies with the pattern in hearts with other hereditary cardiomyopathies. METHODS: A mid-ventricular transversal slice was obtained from hearts of 30 patients with a cardiomyopathy with a known underlying mutation, and from 8 controls...
March 29, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342631/systematic-review-impact-of-the-new-task-force-criteria-in-the-diagnosis-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
#10
Giuseppe Femia, Raymond W Sy, Rajesh Puranik
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited disorder of cardiac desmosomes associated with ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The clinical diagnosis is problematic and relies on a complex criteria composed of clinical and non-clinical parameters. In 2010, the original 1994 Task Force Criteria (TFC) was revised with particular attention given to the imaging parameters. METHODS: Five retrospective studies compared the diagnostic concordance between the 1994 and 2010 TFC...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339476/transgenic-mice-overexpressing-desmocollin-2-dsc2-develop-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-myocardial-inflammation-and-fibrotic-remodeling
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Andreas Brodehl, Darrell D Belke, Lauren Garnett, Kristina Martens, Nelly Abdelfatah, Marcela Rodriguez, Catherine Diao, Yong-Xiang Chen, Paul M K Gordon, Anders Nygren, Brenda Gerull
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is an inherited heart muscle disorder leading to ventricular arrhythmias and heart failure, mainly as a result of mutations in cardiac desmosomal genes. Desmosomes are cell-cell junctions mediating adhesion of cardiomyocytes; however, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the disease remain widely unknown. Desmocollin-2 is a desmosomal cadherin serving as an anchor molecule required to reconstitute homeostatic intercellular adhesion with desmoglein-2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329361/sex-hormones-affect-outcome-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia-from-a-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocyte-based-model-to-clinical-biomarkers-of-disease-outcome
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Deniz Akdis, Ardan M Saguner, Khooshbu Shah, Chuanyu Wei, Argelia Medeiros-Domingo, Arnold von Eckardstein, Thomas F Lüscher, Corinna Brunckhorst, H S Vincent Chen, Firat Duru
Aims: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) is characterized by fibrofatty infiltration of the myocardium and ventricular arrhythmias that may lead to sudden cardiac death. It has been observed that male patients develop the disease earlier and present with more severe phenotypes as compared to females. Thus, we hypothesized that serum levels of sex hormones may contribute to major arrhythmic cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with ARVC/D. Methods and results: The serum levels of five sex hormones, sex hormone-binding globulin, high sensitivity troponin T, pro-brain natriuretic peptide, cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, and glucose were measured in 54 ARVC/D patients (72% male)...
February 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326674/whole-exome-sequencing-with-genomic-triangulation-implicates-cdh2-encoded-n-cadherin-as-a-novel-pathogenic-substrate-for-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy
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Kari L Turkowski, David J Tester, J Martijn Bos, Kristina H Haugaa, Michael J Ackerman
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is a heritable disease characterized by fibrofatty replacement of cardiomyocytes, has a prevalence of approximately 1 in 5000 individuals, and accounts for approximately 20% of sudden cardiac death in the young (≤35 years). ACM is most often inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with incomplete penetrance and variable expression. While mutations in several genes that encode key desmosomal proteins underlie about half of all ACM, the remainder is elusive genetically...
March 21, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323918/elucidating-the-role-of-the-desmosome-protein-p53-apoptosis-effector-related-to-pmp-22-perp-in-growth-hormone-tumors
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Katja Kiseljak-Vassiliades, Taylor S Mills, Yu Zhang, Mei Xu, Kevin O Lillehei, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Margaret E Wierman
Purpose: Densely granulated (DG) and sparsely granulated (SG) growth hormone (GH) pituitary adenomas differ in biological behavior which may be correlated with their known differences in cytoplasmic keratin distribution and E-cadherin expression. We desired to explore candidate genes which might further explain this behavior. Methods: Exon expression microarray was performed on 21 GH tumors (10 SG and 11 DG) and 20 normal control pituitaries from autopsy. Results: Bioinformatic analyses confirmed a differential molecular signature between normal pituitary and GH tumors as well as between the GH tumor subtypes...
February 9, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297801/-effect-of-curcumin-on-intestinal-mucosal-mechanical-barrier-in-rats-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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H T Hou, Y M Qiu, H W Zhao, D H Li, Y T Liu, Y Z Wang, S H Su
Objective: To investigate the effect of curcumin on intestinal mucosal mechanical barrier in rats with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Methods: A total of 30 male Sprague-Dawley rats were equally divided into normal control group, model group, and curcumin intervention group. The rats in the model group and the curcumin intervention group were given high-fat feed for 16 weeks, and those in the curcumin intervention group were given curcumin 200 mg/kg/day by gavage once a day after 8 weeks of high-fat feeding...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289018/adrenergic-signaling-strengthens-cardiac-myocyte-cohesion
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Camilla Schinner, Franziska Vielmuth, Vera Rötzer, Matthias Hiermaier, Mariya Radeva, Thu K Co, Eva Hartlieb, Andreas Schmidt, Axel Imhof, Ahmed Messoudi, Anja Horn, Angela Schlipp, Volker Spindler, Jens Waschke
Rationale: The sympathetic nervous system is a major mediator of heart function. Intercalated discs (ICDs) composed of desmosomes, adherens junctions and gap junctions provide the structural backbone for coordinated contraction of cardiac myocytes. Objective: Gap junctions dynamically remodel to adapt to sympathetic signaling. However, it is unknown whether such rapid adaption also occurs for the adhesive function provided by desmosomes and adherens junctions. Methods and Results: Atomic force microscopy revealed that β-adrenergic signaling enhances both the number of desmoglein 2 (Dsg2) -specific interactions along cell junctions and the mean Dsg2-mediated binding forces, whereas N-cadherin-mediated interactions were not affected...
March 13, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280076/identification-of-cadherin-2-cdh2-mutations-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Bongani M Mayosi, Maryam Fish, Gasnat Shaboodien, Elisa Mastantuono, Sarah Kraus, Thomas Wieland, Maria-Christina Kotta, Ashley Chin, Nakita Laing, Ntobeko B A Ntusi, Michael Chong, Christopher Horsfall, Simon N Pimstone, Davide Gentilini, Gianfranco Parati, Tim-Matthias Strom, Thomas Meitinger, Guillaume Pare, Peter J Schwartz, Lia Crotti
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a genetically heterogeneous condition caused by mutations in genes encoding desmosomal proteins in up to 60% of cases. The 40% of genotype-negative cases point to the need of identifying novel genetic substrates by studying genotype-negative ARVC families. METHODS AND RESULTS: Whole exome sequencing was performed on 2 cousins with ARVC. Validation of 13 heterozygous variants that survived internal quality and frequency filters was performed by Sanger sequencing...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277619/loss-of-desmoglein-2-promotes-tumorigenic-behavior-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Katharina Hütz, Julian Zeiler, Lena Sachs, Steffen Ormanns, Volker Spindler
The ability to maintain cell-cell adhesion is crucial for tissue integrity and organization. Accordingly, loss of cohesiveness plays a critical role in cancer invasion and metastasis. Desmosomes are cell junctions providing strong intercellular adhesive strength and dysregulation of desmosomal constituents contributes to cancer progression through altered cell signaling pathways. Here, we focused on the desmosomal adhesion molecules Desmoglein 2 (Dsg2) and Desmocollin 2 (Dsc2), and their contribution to migration and invasion in pancreatic cancer cells...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260147/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-line-designated-hzk-1-derived-from-a-metastatic-lymph-node-tumor-of-the-tongue
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Tetsuya Hirabayashi, Haruka Takahashi, Miho Watanabe, Toshiaki Tachibana
The hZK-1 cell line was successfully established from the metastatic foci of a lymph node of an 82-year-old Japanese woman with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was moderately to well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The hZK-1 cells were angular in shape, and had neoplastic and pleomorphic features. Adjacent hZK-1 cells were joined by desmosomes and well-developed microvilli, and many free ribosomes were observed in the cytoplasm. The doubling time of the hZK-1 cells was approximately 36, 33, and 29 h at the 10th, 20th, and 30th passages, respectively...
March 4, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256248/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-mutation-of-desmocollin-2-in-a-chinese-family-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Ji-Shi Liu, Liang-Liang Fan, Jing-Jing Li, Rong Xiang
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare heart disorder characterized by myocyte loss and fibro-fatty tissue replacement. With the progress of ARVC, patient can present serious ventricular arrhythmias, heart failure, and even sudden cardiac death. Previous studies have revealed that the generation and development of ARVC are related to structural changes of desmosomes. To date, at least 5 genes associated with desmosomes have been identified in patients with ARVC, including Desmoplakin, Plakophilin 2, Desmoglein 2, Desmocollin 2, and Junction plakoglobin...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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