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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436002/characterization-of-the-chondrocyte-secretome-in-photoclickable-poly-ethylene-glycol-hydrogels
#1
Margaret C Schneider, Christopher A Barnes, Stephanie J Bryant
Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels are highly tunable platforms that are promising cell delivery vehicles for chondrocytes and cartilage tissue engineering. In addition to characterizing the type of extracellular matrix (ECM) that forms, understanding the types of proteins that are secreted by encapsulated cells may be important. Thus, the objectives for this study were to characterize the secretome of chondrocytes encapsulated in PEG hydrogels and determine whether the secretome varies as a function of hydrogel stiffness and culture condition...
April 24, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430784/non-invasive-quantification-of-collagen-turnover-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#2
Elisabeth G D Stribos, Signe Holm Nielsen, Susanne Brix, Morten Asser Karsdal, Marc A Seelen, Harry van Goor, Stephan J L Bakker, Peter Olinga, Henricus A M Mutsaers, Federica Genovese
Kidney allograft failure due to chronic injury/rejection remains the main cause of graft loss in renal transplant recipients (RTR). Here, we investigated whether specific biomarkers of extracellular matrix (ECM) turnover are associated with allograft function and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage in RTR. Seventy-eight patients who attended the University Medical Center Groningen for a routine check-up after kidney transplantation were enrolled in the study. Plasma and/or 24h-urine samples were collected and specific matrix-metalloproteinase-generated neo-epitope fragments of collagens were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424332/improving-genetic-diagnosis-in-mendelian-disease-with-transcriptome-sequencing
#3
Beryl B Cummings, Jamie L Marshall, Taru Tukiainen, Monkol Lek, Sandra Donkervoort, A Reghan Foley, Veronique Bolduc, Leigh B Waddell, Sarah A Sandaradura, Gina L O'Grady, Elicia Estrella, Hemakumar M Reddy, Fengmei Zhao, Ben Weisburd, Konrad J Karczewski, Anne H O'Donnell-Luria, Daniel Birnbaum, Anna Sarkozy, Ying Hu, Hernan Gonorazky, Kristl Claeys, Himanshu Joshi, Adam Bournazos, Emily C Oates, Roula Ghaoui, Mark R Davis, Nigel G Laing, Ana Topf, Peter B Kang, Alan H Beggs, Kathryn N North, Volker Straub, James J Dowling, Francesco Muntoni, Nigel F Clarke, Sandra T Cooper, Carsten G Bönnemann, Daniel G MacArthur
Exome and whole-genome sequencing are becoming increasingly routine approaches in Mendelian disease diagnosis. Despite their success, the current diagnostic rate for genomic analyses across a variety of rare diseases is approximately 25 to 50%. We explore the utility of transcriptome sequencing [RNA sequencing (RNA-seq)] as a complementary diagnostic tool in a cohort of 50 patients with genetically undiagnosed rare muscle disorders. We describe an integrated approach to analyze patient muscle RNA-seq, leveraging an analysis framework focused on the detection of transcript-level changes that are unique to the patient compared to more than 180 control skeletal muscle samples...
April 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404545/doxepin-inhibits-gpvi-dependent-platelet-ca-2-signaling-and-collagen-dependent-thrombus-formation
#4
Sascha Geue, Britta Walker-Allgaier, Daniela Eißler, Roland Tegtmeyer, Malte Schaub, Florian Lang, Meinrad Gawaz, Oliver Borst, Patrick Münzer
Platelet adhesion, activation and aggregation are essential for primary haemostasis, but are also critically involved in the development of acute arterial thrombotic occlusion. Stimulation of the collagen receptor glyocoprotein VI (GPVI) leads to PLCγ-dependent IP3 production with subsequent platelet activation, due to increased intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]i). Although it has been described that tricyclic antidepressants potentially impair platelet activation, nothing is hitherto known about potential effects of the tricyclic antidepressant doxepin on platelet Ca(2+) signaling and thrombus formation...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403201/serum-endotrophin-a-type-vi-collagen-cleavage-product-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#5
Anthony Fenton, Mark D Jesky, Charles J Ferro, Jacob Sørensen, Morten A Karsdal, Paul Cockwell, Federica Genovese
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and early mortality. The underlying pathophysiological processes are not entirely understood but may include dysregulation of extracellular matrix formation with accelerated systemic and renal fibrosis. We assessed the relationship between endotrophin (ETP), a marker of collagen type VI formation, and adverse outcomes in a cohort of patients with CKD. METHODS: We measured serum ETP levels in 500 patients from the Renal Impairment in Secondary Care (RIISC) study, a prospective observational study of patients with high-risk CKD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398656/a-biomimetic-hydrogel-functionalized-with-adipose-ecm-components-as-a-microenvironment-for-the-3d-culture-of-human-and-murine-adipocytes
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Fiona Louis, Pauline Pannetier, Zied Souguir, Didier Le Cerf, Philippe Valet, Jean-Pierre Vannier, Guillaume Vidal, Elise Demange
The lack of relevant in vitro models for adipose tissue makes necessary the development of a more physiological environment providing spatial and chemical cues for the effective maturation of adipocytes. We developed a biofunctionalized hydrogel with components of adipose extracellular matrix: collagen I, collagen VI and the cell binding domain of fibronectin and we compared it to usual 2D cultures on plastic plates. This scaffold allowed 3D culture of mature adipocytes from the preadipocytes cell lines 3T3-L1 and 3T3-F442A, as well as primary Human White Preadipocytes (HWP), acquiring in vivo-like organization, with spheroid shaped adipocytes forming multicellular aggregates...
April 11, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388509/nodular-lesions-in-diabetic-nephropathy-collagen-staining-and-renal-prognosis
#7
Koki Mise, Toshiharu Ueno, Junichi Hoshino, Ryo Hazue, Keiichi Sumida, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Noriko Hayami, Tatsuya Suwabe, Rikako Hiramatsu, Eiko Hasegawa, Naoki Sawa, Takeshi Fujii, Shigeko Hara, Jun Wada, Hirofumi Makino, Kenmei Takaichi, Kenichi Ohashi, Yoshifumi Ubara
AIMS: Nodular lesions are one of the most characteristic pathological changes of advanced diabetic nephropathy (DN). Previous studies have demonstrated that the pattern of both routine and collagen staining of nodular lesions changes during their development. However, the association between such changes of staining and the renal prognosis remains unclear. METHODS: Among 252 patients with biopsy-proven DN, 67 met the selection criteria and were enrolled to investigate this relationship...
March 22, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382686/methylparaben-induced-decrease-in-collagen-production-and-viability-of-cultured-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#8
Natalia Majewska, Ilona Zaręba, Arkadiusz Surażyński, Anna Galicka
Parabens owing to their many advantageous properties are widely applied in cosmetics, food products and pharmaceuticals. However, recent research results have shown that they possess the ability to accumulate in the human body and exert many adverse effects. In this study, the impact of methylparaben (MP) as the most frequently used preservative in cosmetics, on human dermal fibroblasts and collagen production was evaluated. In cells treated with 0.01, 0.03 and 0.05% MP a dose-dependent decrease in collagen biosynthesis was revealed, which was positively correlated with the activity of prolidase responsible for the recovery of proline...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364042/kinetic-based-trapping-by-intervening-sequence-variants-of-the-active-sites-of-protein-disulfide-isomerase-identifies-platelet-protein-substrates
#9
Jack D Stopa, Katherine M Baker, Steven P Grover, Robert Flaumenhaft, Bruce Furie
Thiol isomerases such as protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) direct disulfide rearrangements required for proper folding of nascent proteins synthesized in the endoplasmic reticulum. Identifying PDI substrates is challenging since PDI catalyzes conformational changes that cannot be easily monitored (e.g., compared with proteolytic cleavage or amino acid phosphorylation), PDI has multiple substrates, and it can catalyze either oxidation, reduction, or isomerization of substrates. Kinetic-based substrate trapping wherein the active site motif CGHC is modified to CGHA to stabilize a PDI-substrate intermediate is effective in identifying some substrates...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340694/composition-and-organization-of-the-pancreatic-extracellular-matrix-by-combined-methods-of-immunohistochemistry-proteomics-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
#10
S Vigier, H Gagnon, K Bourgade, K Klarskov, T Fülöp, P Vermette
The epidemic expansion of diabetes is a major concern of public health. A promising treatment is the transplantation of islets of Langerhans isolated from the whole pancreas but the yields of islets isolation and the rates of successful engraftments still have to be improved to make this therapy effective. The extracellular matrix (ECM) of the pancreatic tissue is partially lost during the isolation process and a comprehensive knowledge of the pancreatic ECM composition and organization could identify targets to improve islets isolation and transplantation or highlight new therapeutics for pancreatic diseases...
January 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337278/synthesis-of-huaicarbon-a-b-and-their-activating-effects-on-platelet-glycoprotein-vi-receptor-to-mediate-collagen-induced-platelet-aggregation
#11
Hongli Yu, Yeqing Chen, Hao Wu, Kuilong Wang, Liping Liu, Xingde Zhang
Quercetin and rhamnose were efficiently converted into huaicarbon A/B by heating at 250°C for 10-15 min or at 200°C for 25-30 min. With the optimum molar ratio of quercetin/rhamnose (1:3), huaicarbon A and B yields reached 25% and 16% respectively after heating at 250°C, with 55% quercetin conversion. Huaicarbon A/B both promoted washed platelet aggregation dose-dependently, which was antagonized by an inhibitor of glycoprotein VI (GPVI) receptor. Similarly, they both promoted collagen-induced platelet aggregation in platelet-rich plasma in dose-dependent manners...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336561/mice-lacking-the-inhibitory-collagen-receptor-lair-1-exhibit-a-mild-thrombocytosis-and-hyperactive-platelets
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Christopher W Smith, Steven G Thomas, Zaher Raslan, Pushpa Patel, Maxwell Byrne, Marie Lordkipanidzé, Danai Bem, Linde Meyaard, Yotis A Senis, Steve P Watson, Alexandra Mazharian
OBJECTIVE: Leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin-like receptor-1 (LAIR-1) is a collagen receptor that belongs to the inhibitory immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibition motif-containing receptor family. It is an inhibitor of signaling via the immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif-containing collagen receptor complex, glycoprotein VI-FcRγ-chain. It is expressed on hematopoietic cells, including immature megakaryocytes, but is not detectable on platelets. Although the inhibitory function of LAIR-1 has been described in leukocytes, its physiological role in megakaryocytes and in particular in platelet formation has not been explored...
March 23, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300459/mildly-elevated-unconjugated-bilirubin-is-associated-with-reduced-platelet-activation-related-thrombogenesis-and-inflammation-in-gilbert-s-syndrome
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Avinash R Kundur, Abishek B Santhakumar, Andrew C Bulmer, Indu Singh
Gilbert's syndrome (GS) is associated with a mild unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, increased circulating antioxidant capacity, and reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The current study investigated whether mildly elevated circulating unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) is negatively associated with multiple thrombotic risk factors including platelet activity, hemostatic function, and inflammation in individuals with GS. Blood samples were collected from matched GS and control subjects (14 per group). Activation-dependent platelet surface marker expression of PAC-1 (binds to GPIIb/IIIa surface receptors on activated platelets) and CD62P (marker for P-selectin released from activated degranulated platelets) was assessed in adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-stimulated platelets using flow cytometry...
March 16, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288584/adipose-tissue-fibrosis-in-human-cancer-cachexia-the-role-of-tgf%C3%AE-pathway
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Michele Joana Alves, Raquel Galvão Figuerêdo, Flavia Figueiredo Azevedo, Diego Alexandre Cavallaro, Nelson Inácio Pinto Neto, Joanna Darck Carola Lima, Emidio Matos-Neto, Katrin Radloff, Daniela Mendes Riccardi, Rodolfo Gonzalez Camargo, Paulo Sérgio Martins De Alcântara, José Pinhata Otoch, Miguel Luiz Batista Junior, Marília Seelaender
BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome that dramatically decreases survival. Loss of white adipose tissue (WAT) is one of the key characteristics of cachexia. WAT wasting is paralleled by microarchitectural remodeling in cachectic cancer patients. Fibrosis results from uncontrolled ECM synthesis, a process in which, transforming growth factor-beta (TGFβ) plays a pivotal role. So far, the mechanisms involved in adipose tissue (AT) re-arrangement, and the role of TGFβ in inducing AT remodeling in weight-losing cancer patients are poorly understood...
March 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282029/distribution-of-pericellular-matrix-molecules-in-the-temporomandibular-joint-and-their-chondroprotective-effects-against-inflammation
#15
Wern Cui Chu, Shipin Zhang, Timothy J Sng, Yu Jie Ong, Wen-Li Tan, Vivien Y Ang, Casper B Foldager, Wei Seong Toh
The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the distribution and synthesis of pericellular matrix (PCM) molecules (collagen VI, collagen IV and laminin) in rat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and (2) investigate the effects of PCM molecules on chondrocytes against inflammation in osteoarthritis. Four zones (fibrous, proliferating, mature and hypertrophic) of condylar cartilage and three bands (anterior, intermediate and posterior) of disc were analysed by immunohistochemistry for the presence of PCM molecules in rat TMJs...
March 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263445/sustained-release-of-collagen-vi-potentiates-sciatic-nerve-regeneration-by-modulating-macrophage-phenotype
#16
Dan Lv, Lijuan Zhou, Xianyu Zheng, Yongcheng Hu
Although the peripheral nervous system has an intrinsic ability for repair and regeneration after injury, bridging long peripheral nerve defects remains a challenge. Functional nerve regeneration depends on interactions among axons, Schwann cells, fibroblasts and immune cells. Macrophages, as immune cells recruited early in this process, show polarization toward phenotypes that are detrimental or beneficial to tissue remodeling depending on the microenvironment of the scaffolds. In this study, we investigated the effects of macrophage phenotypes modulated by collagen VI on axonal regeneration and functional recovery by bridging a 15-mm-long sciatic nerve defect in rats...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260049/inflammatory-peroxidases-promote-breast-cancer-progression-in-mice-via-regulation-of-the-tumour-microenvironment
#17
Vasilios Panagopoulos, Damien A Leach, Irene Zinonos, Vladimir Ponomarev, Giovanni Licari, Vasilios Liapis, Wendy V Ingman, Peter Anderson, Mark O DeNichilo, Andreas Evdokiou
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) and eosinophil peroxidase (EPO) are heme-containing enzymes, well known for their antimicrobial activity, are released in high quantities by infiltrating immune cells in breast cancer. However, the functional importance of their presence within the tumour microenvironment is unclear. We have recently described a new role for peroxidases as key regulators of fibroblast and endothelial cell functionality. In the present study, we investigate for the first time, the ability of peroxidases to promote breast cancer development and progression...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245414/-advances-of-studies-on-platelet-gpvi-as-antithrombotic-target-review
#18
Pan Li, Jian-Lin Qiao, Kai-Lin Xu
Platelet activation is a crucial step in both physiological hemostasis and pathological thrombosis, which is an important mean to prevent and treat thrombotic diseases by inhibition of platelet activation. The current clinical antithrombotic therapy showed a high efficiency, but at risk of bleeding. Platelet glycoprotein VI (GPVI) is a platelet-specific receptor and its binding with collagen is critical for platelet activation. GPVI antagonists were shown to effectively inhibit thrombosis and inflammation without influence on normal hemostasis...
February 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231275/suppression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-by-pirfenidone-decreases-extracellular-matrix-deposition-in-ocular-fibroblasts-in-vitro
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Thomas Stahnke, Bhavani S Kowtharapu, Oliver Stachs, Klaus-Peter Schmitz, Johannes Wurm, Andreas Wree, Rudolf Friedrich Guthoff, Marina Hovakimyan
In glaucoma surgery, fibrotic processes occur, leading to impairment of liquid outflow. Activated fibroblasts are responsible for postoperative scarring. The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) pathway plays a key role in fibroblast function, differentiation and proliferation. The aim of this study was the characterization of the fibrotic potential of two subtypes of primary human ocular fibroblasts and the attempt to inhibit fibrotic processes specifically, without impairing cell viability. For fibrosis inhibition we focused on the small molecule pirfenidone, which has been shown to prevent pulmonary fibrosis by the decrease of the expression of TGF-β1, TGF-β2 and TGF-β3 cytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222169/decellularized-wharton-s-jelly-from-human-umbilical-cord-as-a-novel-3d-scaffolding-material-for-tissue-engineering-applications
#20
Sushma Jadalannagari, Gabriel Converse, Christopher McFall, Eric Buse, Michael Filla, Maria T Villar, Antonio Artigues, Adam J Mellot, Jinxi Wang, Michael S Detamore, Richard A Hopkins, Omar S Aljitawi
In tissue engineering, an ideal scaffold attracts and supports cells thus providing them with the necessary mechanical support and architecture as they reconstruct new tissue in vitro and in vivo. This manuscript details a novel matrix derived from decellularized Wharton's jelly (WJ) obtained from human umbilical cord for use as a scaffold for tissue engineering application. This decellularized Wharton's jelly matrix (DWJM) contained 0.66 ± 0.12 μg/mg sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), and was abundant in hyaluronic acid, and completely devoid of cells...
2017: PloS One
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