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Collagen VI

Takayuki Nakayama, Kentaro Mizutani, Ichiro Hanamura, Hidefumi Kato, Akiyoshi Takami, Kyosuke Takeshita, Daisuke Watanabe
Livedoid vasculopathy (LV) is a chronic disease with recurrent reticularis and ulcers, mainly affecting the feet and lower legs. The pathogenesis of LV has not been yet thoroughly understood, but thrombosis is thought to play a major role because fibrin deposition within both the wall and lumen of affected vessels is pathologically detected. A 68-year-old woman first presented to our hospital in 2004 with a 6-year history of a reticular rash and ulceration on the lower legs. Screening tests for vasculitis and collagen disease were mostly normal, leading to diagnosis of LV...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Janina Jamasbi, Remco T A Megens, Mariaelvy Bianchini, Kerstin Uhland, Götz Münch, Martin Ungerer, Shachar Sherman, Alexander Faussner, Richard Brandl, Christine John, Johannes Buchner, Christian Weber, Reinhard Lorenz, Natalie Elia, Wolfgang Siess
To enhance the antithrombotic properties of recombinant glycoprotein VI fragment crystallizable (GPVI-Fc), the authors incubated GPVI-Fc with anti-human Fc antibodies to cross-link the Fc tails of GPVI-Fc. Cross-linking potentiated the inhibition of human plaque- and collagen-induced platelet aggregation by GPVI-Fc under static and flow conditions without increasing bleeding time in vitro. Cross-linking with anti-human-Fc Fab2 was even superior to anti-human-Fc immunoglobulin G (IgG). Advanced optical imaging revealed a continuous sheath-like coverage of collagen fibers by cross-linked GPVI-Fc complexes...
April 2016: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
Kai Sun, Jiyoung Park, Min Kim, Philipp E Scherer
Endotrophin is a cleavage product derived from the collagen VI(α3) chain. Collagen VI is expressed in a number of different tissues, but adipose tissue is a particularly prominent source for this extracellular matrix constituent. Mice lacking collagen VI are metabolically healthier due to reduced fibrosis in adipose tissue. Endotrophin seems to be one of the key players of collagen VI-mediated signalling effects, including its pro-fibrotic nature and chemoattractant properties for macrophages, while also playing an important role in cancer progression and the chemoresistance of tumour cells...
October 7, 2016: Diabetologia
Jannie M B Sand, Diana J Leeming, Inger Byrjalsen, Asger R Bihlet, Peter Lange, Ruth Tal-Singer, Bruce E Miller, Morten A Karsdal, Jørgen Vestbo
BACKGROUND: There is a need to identify individuals with COPD at risk for disease progression and mortality. Lung tissue remodeling is associated with the release of extracellular matrix (ECM) fragments into the peripheral circulation. We hypothesized that ECM remodeling was associated with mortality in COPD and measured neo-epitopes originating from ECM proteins associated with lung tissue remodeling. METHODS: Biomarkers of ECM remodeling were assessed in a subpopulation (n = 1000) of the Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate End-points (ECLIPSE) cohort...
October 4, 2016: Respiratory Research
Ran Afik, Ehud Zigmond, Milena Vugman, Mordehay Klepfish, Elee Shimshoni, Metsada Pasmanik-Chor, Anjana Shenoy, Elad Bassat, Zamir Halpern, Tamar Geiger, Irit Sagi, Chen Varol
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) promote tumor development, invasion, and dissemination by various mechanisms. In this study, using an orthotopic colorectal cancer (CRC) model, we found that monocyte-derived TAMs advance tumor development by the remodeling of its extracellular matrix (ECM) composition and structure. Unbiased transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of (a) TAM-abundant and -deficient tumor tissues and (b) sorted tumor-associated and -resident colonic macrophage subpopulations defined a distinct TAM-induced ECM molecular signature composed of an ensemble of matricellular proteins and remodeling enzymes they provide to the tumor microenvironment...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
M J Nielsen, M A Karsdal, K Kazankov, H Grønbaek, A Krag, D J Leeming, D Schuppan, J George
BACKGROUND: While morphological patterns differ, the molecular phenotype of liver fibrosis is considered a stereotypical response to chronic liver injury. However, with different cellular triggers and networks regulating fibrosis, the molecular responses of the injured liver may not be identical. AIM: To investigate whether differences in extracellular matrix (ECM) composition of the liver during fibrogenesis in two seemingly similar types of viral hepatitis could be reflected by differences in ECM turnover...
October 3, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Britt Van Aelst, Rosalie Devloo, Pierre Zach Eacutee, Ruben t'Kindt, Koen Sandra, Philippe Vandekerckhove, Veerle Compernolle, Hendrik B Feys
Psoralen and ultraviolet A light (PUVA) is used to kill pathogens in blood products and as a treatment of aberrant cell proliferation in dermatitis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD). DNA damage is well described, but the direct effects of PUVA on cell signal transduction are poorly understood. Because platelets are anucleate and contain archetypal signal transduction machinery these are ideally suited to address this. Lipidomics on platelet membrane extracts showed that psoralen forms adducts with unsaturated carbon bonds of fatty acyls in all major phospholipid classes after PUVA...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
T Manon-Jensen, M A Karsdal, L N Nielsen, M Kjelgaard-Hansen, B Vandahl, E H N Olsen, M Enoksson, K Roepstorff
BACKGROUND: Hemophilic arthropathy is a severe complication of hemophilia. It is caused by recurrent bleeding into joint cavities, which leads to synovial inflammation, fibrosis, cartilage degradation, and bone remodeling. Extracellular matrix remodeling of affected tissues is a hallmark of these pathological processes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to use serological biomarkers of collagen turnover to evaluate extracellular matrix remodeling in a factor VIII-deficient rat model of hemophilic arthropathy...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Cheri L Lamb, Giovan N Cholico, Daniel E Perkins, Michael T Fewkes, Julia Thom Oxford, Trevor J Lujan, Erica E Morrill, Kristen A Mitchell
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a soluble, ligand-activated transcription factor that mediates the toxicity of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Increasing evidence implicates the AhR in regulating extracellular matrix (ECM) homeostasis. We recently reported that TCDD increased necroinflammation and myofibroblast activation during liver injury elicited by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). However, TCDD did not increase collagen deposition or exacerbate fibrosis in CCl4-treated mice, which raises the possibility that TCDD may enhance ECM turnover...
2016: BioMed Research International
Armania Nurdin, Yutaro Hoshi, Toshihiro Yoneyama, Eisuke Miyauchi, Masanori Tachikawa, Michitoshi Watanabe, Tetsuya Terasaki
Prostate-specific antigen is currently the only protein biomarker routinely used as a diagnostic tool for early detection and treatment monitoring of prostate cancer. However, it remains questionable whether prostate-specific antigen-based screening can sensitively and selectively identify the presence and progression status of primary and metastatic prostate cancers. Hence, the purpose of this study was to identify potential biomarker candidates in the secretome of primary and metastatic prostate cancer cells by using a combination of global and targeted proteomics...
November 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nan Liu, Ling Xue, Yi Guan, Qing Zhao Li, Fu Yuan Cao, Shu Lan Pang, Wei Jun Guan
Silicosis is one of the most serious occupational diseases in China and dates back to centuries ago. In this study, we successfully established a rat model of silicosis by intratracheal silica injection for 28 days and determined hydroxyproline levels to evaluate collagen metabolism in lung homogenates. Oxidative stress status was evaluated by detecting catalase and glutathione peroxidase activities. Expression levels of peroxiredoxins (Prx I and Prx VI) were detected by Western blotting. Pulmonary surfactant protein A (SP-A) levels in rat serum and lung tissue were analyzed by ELISA, and SP-A and Prx expression levels in lung tissues were detected by immunohistochemistry...
August 2016: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
Rodolphe Soret, Nicolas Pilon
Hirschsprung disease (HSCR), also named aganglionic megacolon, is a severe congenital malformation characterized by a lack of enteric nervous system (ENS) in the terminal regions of the bowel (Bergeron et al., 2013). As the ENS notably regulates motility in the whole gastrointestinal track, the segment without neurons remains tonically contracted, resulting in functional intestinal obstruction and accumulation of fecal material (megacolon). HSCR occurs when enteric neural progenitors of vagal neural crest origin fail to fully colonize the developing intestines...
September 5, 2016: Bio-protocol
Jannie M B Sand, Gerd Martinez, Anne-Kirsten Midjord, Morten A Karsdal, Diana J Leeming, Peter Lange
OBJECTIVES: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic inflammation that leads to excessive remodeling of the lung extracellular matrix (ECM), resulting in release of protein fragments (neo-epitopes) to the blood. Serological markers assessing this have previously been associated with exacerbations of COPD. However, characterization of these in individuals with clinically stable COPD is lacking. The aim of this study was to characterize the collagen remodeling in stable COPD by the serological assessment of neo-epitopes...
October 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
Daiana Stolz, Diana Julie Leeming, Jacob Hull Edfort Kristensen, Morten A Karsdal, Wim Boersma, Renaud Louis, Branislava Milenkovic, Konstantinos Kostikas, Francesco Blasi, Joachim Aerts, Jannie M B Sand, Emiel Fm Wouters, Gernot Rohde, Cristina Prat, Antoni Torres, Tobias Welte, Michael Roth, Eleni Papakonstantinou, Michael Tamm
BACKGROUND: Extracellular matrix remodeling (ECM) of the lung tissue releases protein fragments into the blood, where they may be detected as serological surrogate markers of disease activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to assess the association of ECM turnover with severity and outcome of COPD. METHODS: In a prospective, observational, multicenter study including 506 patients with COPD, GOLD grades II-IV, we analyzed serum samples at stable state, exacerbation and 4 weeks after exacerbation, for a panel of 5 novel neo-epitopes including fragments of collagen type-III (C3M) and type-VI (C6M), pro-forms of collagen type-III (Pro-C3) and type-VI (Pro-C6) and neutrophil elastase-generated fragments of elastin (EL-NE) by ELISA...
August 26, 2016: Chest
Maryline Moulin, Ana Ferreiro
Because of their contractile activity and their high oxygen consumption and metabolic rate, skeletal muscles continually produce moderate levels of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS), which increase during exercise and are buffered by multiple antioxidant systems to maintain redox homeostasis. Imbalance between ROS/RNS production and elimination results in oxidative stress (OxS), which has been implicated in aging and in numerous human diseases, including cancer, diabetes or age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia)...
August 12, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
Mohamed G Elsakkar, Maha M Eissa, Wafaa A Hewedy, Rasha M Nassra, Soha F Elatrebi
AIMS: This study explores the potential antifibrotic effect of sodium valproate (SV), an inhibitor of class I histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes, and/or praziquantel (PZQ) on Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni)-induced liver fibrosis in mice. MAIN METHODS: Male Swiss albino mice were divided into nine groups: group I- normal control (NC); group II- uninfected gum mucilage (GM) treated; group III- uninfected PZQ- treated; group IV- uninfected SV-treated; group V- control S...
October 1, 2016: Life Sciences
Koichi Ojima, Mika Oe, Ikuyo Nakajima, Susumu Muroya, Takanori Nishimura
The major functions of adipocytes include both lipid storage and the production of secretory factors. However, the type of proteins released from mouse 3T3-L1 cells during adipocyte differentiation remains poorly understood. We examined the dynamics of secreted proteins during adipocyte differentiation using mass spectrometry (MS) combined with an iTRAQ (®) labeling method that enables the simultaneous analysis of relative protein expression levels. A total of 215 proteins were identified and quantified from approximately 10 000 MS/MS spectra...
August 2016: FEBS Open Bio
Loren E Dupuis, Lorna Doucette, A Kittrell Rice, Ashton E Lancaster, Matthew G Berger, Shukti Chakravarti, Christine B Kern
BACKGROUND: There are many patients that exhibit connective tissue related cardiac malformations but do not have mutations in collagen genes. The Small Leucine Rich Proteoglycans (SLRP) fibromodulin (FMOD) and lumican (LUM) bind collagen and regulate fibril assembly in other biological contexts. RESULTS: FMOD deficient mice and double deficient FMOD; LUM mice exhibited anomalies in regions where cardiac valve tissue interdigitates with adjacent muscle for support...
October 2016: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
Yukihiro Kohara, Satoshi Soeta, Yayoi Izu, Kiyotaka Arai, Hajime Amasaki
In the groove of Ranvier (GOR), osteoblast lineages form bone bark, which develops into endosteal cortical bone. This ossification process is thought to be regulated by the microenvironment in the GOR. Type VI collagen (Col VI), an extracellular matrix (ECM) protein found in the periosteum/perichondrium, mediates osteoblast differentiation via the cell-surface receptor neural/glial antigen 2 (NG2) chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan. In order to clarify the function of Col VI during osteoblast differentiation in the GOR, in the present study, we examined the distribution of Col VI and osteoblast lineages expressing NG2 in the rat tibia proximal end during postnatal growing periods by immunohistochemistry...
August 3, 2016: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
Jun Fu, Yi-Ming Zheng, Su-Qin Jin, Jun-Fei Yi, Xiu-Juan Liu, He Lyn, Zhao-Xia Wang, Wei Zhang, Jiang-Xi Xiao, Yun Yuan
BACKGROUND: Collagen VI-related myopathies are autosomal dominant and recessive hereditary myopathies, mainly including Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy (UCMD) and Bethlem myopathy (BM). Muscle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been widely used to diagnosis muscular disorders. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of thigh muscles MRI for collagen VI-related myopathies. METHODS: Eleven patients with collagen VI gene mutation-related myopathies were enrolled in this study...
August 5, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
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