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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
#3
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
#4
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
#9
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...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251411/a-fish-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-model-established-from-the-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-cell-line-rtgutgc
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Matteo Minghetti, Carolin Drieschner, Nadine Bramaz, Hannah Schug, Kristin Schirmer
The intestine of fish is a multifunctional organ: lined by only a single layer of specialized epithelial cells, it has various physiological roles including nutrient absorption and ion regulation. It moreover comprises an important barrier for environmental toxicants, including metals. Thus far, knowledge of the fish intestine is limited largely to in vivo or ex vivo investigations. Recently, however, the first fish intestinal cell line, RTgutGC, was established, originating from a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)...
March 1, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238749/persistent-kallikrein5-activation-induces-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-architecture-independent-of-par2-activity
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Yanan Zhu, Joanne Underwood, Derek Macmillan, Leila Shariff, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, John I Harper, Chris Pickard, Peter S Friedmann, Eugene Healy, Wei-Li Di
BACKGROUND: Up-regulation of kallikreins (KLK) including KLK5 has been reported in atopic dermatitis (AD). KLK5 has biological functions which include degrading desmosomal proteins and inducing pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion through protease activated receptor 2 (PAR2). However, due to the complex interactions between various cells in AD inflamed skin, it is difficult to dissect the precise and multiple roles of up-regulated KLK5 in AD skin. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of up-regulated KLK5 on the expression of epidermal related proteins and cytokines in keratinocytes and on skin architecture...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211055/pemphigus-a-pathomechanism-of-acantholysis
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REVIEW
Masutaka Furue, Takafumi Kadono
Autoantibodies to the desmosomal proteins desmoglein 1 and 3 cause pemphigus foliaceus and pemphigus vulgaris, which are characterised by keratinocyte dissociation (acantholysis) and intraepidermal blister formation. The passive transfer of pathogenic anti-desmoglein antibodies induces blisters in mice in vivo and the loss of keratinocyte adhesion in vitro. The pathogenetic mechanisms of acantholysis due to anti-desmoglein autoantibodies are not fully understood. However, recent studies have revealed that signalling-dependent and signalling-independent pathways are operative in the loss of cell adhesion...
February 17, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156030/er-to-golgi-blockade-of-nascent-desmosomal-cadherins-in-serca2-inhibited-keratinocytes-implications-for-darier-s-disease
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Ning Li, Moonhee Park, Shengxiang Xiao, Zhi Liu, Luis A Diaz
Darier's disease (DD) is an autosomal dominantly inherited skin disorder caused by mutations in sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) -ATPase 2 (SERCA2), a Ca(2+) pump that transports Ca(2+) from the cytosol to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Loss of desmosomes and keratinocyte cohesion is a characteristic feature of DD. Desmosomal cadherins (DC) are Ca(2+) -dependent transmembrane adhesion proteins of desmosomes, which are mislocalized in the lesional but not perilesional skin of DD. We show here that inhibition of SERCA2 by 2 distinct inhibitors results in accumulation of DC precursors in keratinocytes, indicating ER-to-Golgi transport of nascent DC is blocked...
February 3, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154962/expression-of-desmoglein-2-desmocollin-3-and-plakophilin-2-in-placenta-and-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Melanie L Hart, Elisa Rusch, Marvin Kaupp, Kay Nieselt, Wilhelm K Aicher
Many controversial results exist when comparing mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) derived from different sources. Reasons include not only variables in tissue origin, but also methods of cell preparation or choice of expansion media which can strongly influence the expression and hence, function of the cells. In this short report we aimed to investigate the expression of the cell anchoring proteins desmoglein 2, desmocollin 3 and plakophilin 2 in early passage placenta-derived MSCs of fetal (fetal pMSCs) and maternal (maternal pMSCs) origins versus adult bone marrow-derived MSCs (bmMSCs) that were expanded and cultured under the same good manufacturing practice (GMP) conditions...
February 2, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124385/up-regulation-of-plakophilin-2-is-correlated-with-the-progression-of-glioma
#15
Degeng Zhang, Yuxia Qian, Xiaoxing Liu, Hong Yu, Niangao Zhao, Zhengdong Wu
Glioma is the most common type of primary brain tumor in the CNS. Due to its poor prognosis and high mortality rates, it is urgent to find out more effective therapies. Plakophilin-2 (PKP2) is a widespread desmosomal plaque protein. Recently, the important roles of PKP2 in the proliferation and migration of cancer cells and tumor progression has been shown. However, the expression and potential function of PKP2 in glioma was still unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that PKP2 protein expression level was increased in glioma tissues compared with normal brain tissues, and its level was significantly associated with the Ki-67 expression and WHO grade by Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry...
January 26, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120905/genotype-phenotype-relationship-in-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-desmosomal-gene-mutations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhenyan Xu, Wengen Zhu, Cen Wang, Lin Huang, Qiongqiong Zhou, Jinzhu Hu, Xiaoshu Cheng, Kui Hong
The relationship between clinical phenotypes and desmosomal gene mutations in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is poorly characterized. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to explore the genotype-phenotype relationship in patients with ARVC. Any studies reporting this genotype-phenotype relationship were included. In total, 11 studies involving 1,113 patients were included. The presence of desmosomal gene mutations was associated with a younger onset age of ARVC (32.7 ± 15...
January 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111838/contribution-of-the-coelomic-epithelial-cells-specific-to-the-left-testis-in-the-chicken-embryo
#17
Takuya Omotehara, Kiichi Minami, Youhei Mantani, Yuria Umemura, Miho Nishida, Tetsushi Hirano, Hidefumi Yoshioka, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Toshifumi Yokoyama, Nobuhiko Hoshi
BACKGROUND: The left male gonad in the chicken embryo has a thickened cortical layer, but it eventually becomes flattened after the onset of testicular development. Because the destination of the cortical cells migrating from the left gonad remains unclear, we examined this issue herein. RESULTS: The testis-inducing gene doublesex- and mab-3-related transcription factor 1 (DMRT1) was detected in a proportion of the columnar and cubic epithelial cells in the cortex of the left testis as well as Sertoli cells in both testes...
February 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102477/potential-new-mechanisms-of-pro-arrhythmia-in-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-focus-on-calcium-sensitive-pathways
#18
REVIEW
C J M van Opbergen, M Delmar, T A B van Veen
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, or its most well-known subform arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), is a cardiac disease mainly characterised by a gradual replacement of the myocardial mass by fibrous and fatty tissue, leading to dilatation of the ventricular wall, arrhythmias and progression towards heart failure. ARVC is commonly regarded as a disease of the intercalated disk in which mutations in desmosomal proteins are an important causative factor. Interestingly, the Dutch founder mutation PLN R14Del has been identified to play an additional, and major, role in ARVC patients within the Netherlands...
March 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096266/desmosomes-and-intermediate-filaments-their-consequences-for-tissue-mechanics
#19
Mechthild Hatzfeld, René Keil, Thomas M Magin
Adherens junctions (AJs) and desmosomes connect the actin and keratin filament networks of adjacent cells into a mechanical unit. Whereas AJs function in mechanosensing and in transducing mechanical forces between the plasma membrane and the actomyosin cytoskeleton, desmosomes and intermediate filaments (IFs) provide mechanical stability required to maintain tissue architecture and integrity when the tissues are exposed to mechanical stress. Desmosomes are essential for stable intercellular cohesion, whereas keratins determine cell mechanics but are not involved in generating tension...
January 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078185/cxcl11-expression-by-keratinocytes-occurs-transiently-between-reaching-confluence-and-cellular-compaction
#20
Arthur C Huen, Archana Marathi, Peter K Nam, Alan Wells
Objective: To investigate whether differentiation or cellular confluence is responsible for CXCL11 expression patterns in re-epithelialization. Approach:In vitro model systems of re-epithelialization using the HaCaT keratinocyte cell line were utilized in monitoring expression of differentiation markers, including desmoplakin and various cytokeratins while evaluating for an association with chemokine CXCL11 expression. Results: CXCL11 expression was elevated in sparse culture with peak expression near the time of confluence...
December 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
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