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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340694/composition-and-organization-of-the-pancreatic-extracellular-matrix-by-combined-methods-of-immunohistochemistry-proteomics-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
#1
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
#2
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
#4
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
#6
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 10, 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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213717/the-minor-collagens-in-articular-cartilage
#12
REVIEW
Yunyun Luo, Dovile Sinkeviciute, Yi He, Morten Karsdal, Yves Henrotin, Ali Mobasheri, Patrik Önnerfjord, Anne Bay-Jensen
Articular cartilage is a connective tissue consisting of a specialized extracellular matrix (ECM) that dominates the bulk of its wet and dry weight. Type II collagen and aggrecan are the main ECM proteins in cartilage. However, little attention has been paid to less abundant molecular components, especially minor collagens, including type IV, VI, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, and XIV, etc. Although accounting for only a small fraction of the mature matrix, these minor collagens not only play essential structural roles in the mechanical properties, organization, and shape of articular cartilage, but also fulfil specific biological functions...
February 17, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182637/comprehensive-target-capture-next-generation-sequencing-as-a-second-tier-diagnostic-approach-for-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-in-taiwan
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Wen-Chen Liang, Xia Tian, Chung-Yee Yuo, Wan-Zi Chen, Tsu-Min Kan, Yi-Ning Su, Ichizo Nishino, Lee-Jun C Wong, Yuh-Jyh Jong
PURPOSE: Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous disease entity. The detailed clinical manifestation and causative gene for each subgroup of CMD are quite variable. This study aims to analyze the phenotypes and genotypes of Taiwanese patients with CMD as the epidemiology of CMD varies among populations and has been scantly described in Asia. METHODS: A total of 48 patients suspected to have CMD were screened and categorized by histochemistry and immunohistochemistry studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178939/corneal-vesicles-accumulate-collagen-vi-associated-with-tissue-remodeling-in-apolipoprotein-a-i-deficiency-a-case-report
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Hiroyuki Namba, Mari Narumi, Shinji Susa, Rintaro Ohe, Takeo Kato, Mitsunori Yamakawa, Hidetoshi Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Apo A-I deficiency clinically shows low serum levels of HDL cholesterol and corneal opacity at a young age. Histopathological evaluations of affected corneas are not enough, and the mechanism of corneal opacity is still unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old woman suffered from blurred vision with a corneal opacity. She had significantly reduced serum levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and Apo A-I, stenosis of the coronary arteries, and ischemic heart failure...
February 8, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164654/expression-of-platelet-collagen-receptor-glycoprotein-vi-in-coronary-heart-disease-interaction-between-platelets-and-endothelial-cells
#15
Jian Shi, Ning Zhu, Jiwen Wang, Yu Wang, Zhaohong Geng, Suya Gao, Zhongyan Li
BACKGROUND: 1) To investigate the expression of platelet collagen receptor glycoprotein VI (GPVI) on the surface of platelets in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). 2) To investigate the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) on the surface of endothelial cells after exposure to subjects' platelets. METHODS: Platelets were extracted from blood samples of 97 subjects including 43 with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), 21 with stable angina pectoris (SAP), and 33 serving as controls in which CHD was excluded...
July 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163696/vasoinhibin-an-n-terminal-prolactin-fragment-directly-inhibits-cardiac-angiogenesis-in-three-dimensional-heart-culture
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Ryojun Nakajima, Eri Nakamura, Toshio Harigaya
Vasoinhibins (Vi) are fragments of the growth hormone/prolactin (PRL) family and have antiangiogenic functions in many species. It is considered that Vi derived from PRL are involved in the pathogenesis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). However, the pathogenic mechanism of PPCM, as well as heart angiogenesis, is not yet clear. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to clarify whether Vi act directly on angiogenesis inhibition in heart blood vessels. Endothelial cell viability was decreased by Vi treatment in a culture experiment...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155721/computer-prediction-of-paratope-on-antithrombotic-antibody-10b12-and-epitope-on-platelet-glycoprotein-vi-via-molecular-dynamics-simulation
#17
Wenping Liu, Guangjian Liu, Huiyun Zhou, Xiang Fang, Ying Fang, Jianhua Wu
BACKGROUND: Interaction between immunoglobulin-like receptor glycoprotein VI (GPVI) and collagen plays a central role in platelet activation and sequent firm adhesion. Of various antithrombotic agents targeting GPVI, antibody 10B12 is of great potential to block the GPVI-collagen interaction, but less is known about 10B12 paratope and GPVI epitope. METHODS: Along the pathway in the computer strategy presented in our previous work, the 10B12/GPVI complex model was constructed through homology modeling and rigid-body docking, and the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was used to detect the paratope residues on 10B12 and their partners on GPVI...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148498/assessment-of-roles-for-the-rho-specific-guanine-nucleotide-dissociation-inhibitor-rhogdi-ly-gdi-in-platelet-function-a-spatial-systems-approach
#18
Anh T P Ngo, Marisa L D Thierheimer, Özgün Babur, Anne D Rocheleau, Tao Huang, Jiaqing Pang, Rachel A Rigg, Annachiara Mitrugno, Dan Theodorescu, Julja Burchard, Xiaolin Nan, Emek Demir, Owen J T McCarty, Joseph E Aslan
Upon activation at sites of vascular injury, platelets undergo morphological alterations essential to hemostasis via cytoskeletal reorganizations driven by the Rho GTPases Rac1, Cdc42 and RhoA. Here we investigate roles for Rho-specific guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitor proteins (RhoGDIs) in platelet function. We find that platelets express two RhoGDI family members, RhoGDI and Ly-GDI. While RhoGDI localizes throughout platelets in a granule-like manner, Ly-GDI shows an asymmetric, polarized localization that largely overlaps with Rac1 and Cdc42 as well as microtubules and protein kinase C (PKC) in platelets adherent to fibrinogen...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143939/blockade-to-pathological-remodeling-of-infarcted-heart-tissue-using-a-porcupine-antagonist
#19
Jesung Moon, Huanyu Zhou, Li-Shu Zhang, Wei Tan, Ying Liu, Shanrong Zhang, Lorraine K Morlock, Xiaoping Bao, Sean P Palecek, Jian Q Feng, Noelle S Williams, James F Amatruda, Eric N Olson, Rhonda Bassel-Duby, Lawrence Lum
The secreted Wnt signaling molecules are essential to the coordination of cell-fate decision making in multicellular organisms. In adult animals, the secreted Wnt proteins are critical for tissue regeneration and frequently contribute to cancer. Small molecules that disable the Wnt acyltransferase Porcupine (Porcn) are candidate anticancer agents in clinical testing. Here we have systematically assessed the effects of the Porcn inhibitor (WNT-974) on the regeneration of several tissue types to identify potentially unwanted chemical effects that could limit the therapeutic utility of such agents...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121998/rheumatic-heart-disease-and-myxomatous-degeneration-differences-and-similarities-of-valve-damage-resulting-from-autoimmune-reactions-and-matrix-disorganization
#20
Carlo de Oliveira Martins, Lea Demarchi, Frederico Moraes Ferreira, Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff, Carlos Brandao, Roney Orismar Sampaio, Guilherme Sobreira Spina, Jorge Kalil, Edecio Cunha-Neto, Luiza Guilherme
Autoimmune inflammatory reactions leading to rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) result from untreated Streptococcus pyogenes throat infections in individuals who exhibit genetic susceptibility. Immune effector mechanisms have been described that lead to heart tissue damage culminating in mitral and aortic valve dysfunctions. In myxomatous valve degeneration (MXD), the mitral valve is also damaged due to non-inflammatory mechanisms. Both diseases are characterized by structural valve disarray and a previous proteomic analysis of them has disclosed a distinct profile of matrix/structural proteins differentially expressed...
2017: PloS One
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