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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938611/dickkopf-1-induces-angiogenesis-via-vegf-receptor-2-regulation-independent-of-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Sung Hoon Choi, Hyemi Kim, Hyun Gyu Lee, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Seung Up Kim
Tumor angiogenesis is essential for invasive tumor growth and metastasis. Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1), an antagonist of Wnt signaling, participates in tumor development and progression. We evaluated whether DKK-1 stimulation induces angiogenesis and the endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EnMT). Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were stimulated with recombinant DKK-1 (rDDK-1) or conditioned medium from a culture of DKK-1-transfected 293 cells. Following stimulation, the expression levels of angiogenesis-related factors and EnMT related markers were determined by immunoblot assays...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938607/hgfl-mediated-ron-signaling-supports-breast-cancer-stem-cell-phenotypes-via-activation-of-non-canonical-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#2
Sasha J Ruiz-Torres, Nancy M Benight, Rebekah A Karns, Elyse E Lower, Jun-Lin Guan, Susan E Waltz
Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs), which drive tumor progression, recurrence, and metastasis, are considered a major challenge for breast cancer treatments, thus the discovery of novel pathways regulating BCSC maintenance remains essential to develop new strategies to effectively target this population and combat disease mortality. The HGFL-RON signaling is overexpressed in human breast cancers and is associated with increased breast cancer progression, metastasis, and poor prognosis. Here, we report that overexpression of RON/MST1R and HGFL/MST1 in cell lines and primary tumors increases BCSC self-renewal, numbers, and tumorigenic potential after syngeneic transplantation...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938441/canonical-wnt-signaling-regulates-the-pituitary-organizer-and-pituitary-gland-formation
#3
Allison M Osmundsen, Jessica L Keisler, M Mark Taketo, Shannon W Davis
The pituitary organizer is a domain within the ventral diencephalon that expresses Bmp4, Fgf8, and Fgf10, which induces the formation of the pituitary precursor, Rathke's pouch, from the oral ectoderm. The WNT signaling pathway regulates this pituitary organizer such that loss of Wnt5a leads to an expansion of the pituitary organizer and an enlargement of Rathke's pouch. WNT signaling is classified into canonical signaling, which is mediated by β-CATENIN, and non-canonical signaling, which operates independently of β-CATENIN...
August 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937990/treatment-of-opg-deficient-mice-with-wp9qy-a-rankl-binding-peptide-recovers-alveolar-bone-loss-by-suppressing-osteoclastogenesis-and-enhancing-osteoblastogenesis
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Yuki Ozaki, Masanori Koide, Yuriko Furuya, Tadashi Ninomiya, Hisataka Yasuda, Midori Nakamura, Yasuhiro Kobayashi, Naoyuki Takahashi, Nobuo Yoshinari, Nobuyuki Udagawa
Osteoblasts express two key molecules for osteoclast differentiation, receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG), a soluble decoy receptor for RANKL. RANKL induces osteoclastogenesis, while OPG inhibits it by blocking the binding of RANKL to RANK, a cellular receptor of RANKL. OPG-deficient (OPG-/-) mice exhibit severe alveolar bone loss with enhanced bone resorption. WP9QY (W9) peptide binds to RANKL and blocks RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis. W9 is also reported to stimulate bone formation in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937627/polyyne-enriched-extract-from-oplopanax-elatus-significantly-ameliorates-the-progression-of-colon-carcinogenesis-in-apc-min-mice
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Xin Qiao, Wei Sun, Chongzhi Wang, Li Zhang, Ping Li, Xiaodong Wen, Jie Yang, Chunsu Yuan
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world. Oplopanax elatus is widely used in traditional medicine. However, little is known about its pharmacological effects and bioactive compounds. We evaluated the effects of the polyyne-enriched extract from O. elatus (PEO) on the progression of colon carcinogenesis in Apc(Min/+) mice. In addition, these effects were also investigated in HCT116 and SW480 cells. After PEO oral administration (0.2% diet) for 12 weeks, PEO significantly improved body weight changes and reduced the tumor burden and tumor multiplicity compared with the untreated mice...
September 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937365/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-glandular-elements-in-glandular-cardiac-myxoma-study-of-six-cases
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Devajit Nath, Sudheer Arava, Ruma Ray, Amol Kumar Bhoje, Rachit Saxena, Shiv Kumar Chaudhary
Back ground: Glandular cardiac myxoma has varying clinical presentation with uncertain histogenesis and debatable immunohistochemical profile. Glandular epithelial differentiations are rare phenomenon known to be present as an intrinsic component of the tumor. The origin of the glands has been attributed to epithelial differentiation of a totipotent cardiomyogenic precursor cells or the entrapped foregut rests in the tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study includes six cases of glandular cardiac myxoma collected over a perior of 4 years...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936198/social-isolation-modulates-clock-protein-and-beta-catenin-expression-pattern-in-gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone-neurons-in-male-rats
#7
Chuin Hau Teo, Tomoko Soga, Ishwar S Parhar
Postweaning social isolation reduces the amplitude of the daily variation of CLOCK protein in the brain and induces lower reproductive activity. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) acts as an inhibitor in the reproductive system and has been linked to stress. Social isolation has been shown to lower neuronal activity of GnIH-expressing neurons in the dorsomedial hypothalamus (DMH). The exact mechanism by which social isolation may affect GnIH is still unclear. We investigated the impact of social isolation on regulatory cellular mechanisms in GnIH neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935982/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-inhibition-links-mitochondrial-dysfunction-extracellular-matrix-remodelling-and-terminal-differentiation-in-chondrocytes
#8
S Guidotti, M Minguzzi, D Platano, S Santi, G Trisolino, G Filardo, E Mariani, R M Borzì
Following inflammatory stimuli, GSK3 inhibition functions as a hub with pleiotropic effects leading to cartilage degradation. However, little is known about the effects triggered by its direct inhibition as well as the effects on mitochondrial pathology, that contributes to osteoarthritis pathogenesis. To this aim we assessed the molecular mechanisms triggered by GSK3β inactivating stimuli on 3-D (micromass) cultures of human articular chondrocytes. Stimuli were delivered either at micromass seeding (long term) or after maturation (short term) to explore "late" effects on terminal differentiation or "early" mitochondrial effects, respectively...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935960/combined-activation-of-map-kinase-pathway-and-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-cause-deep-penetrating-nevi
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Iwei Yeh, Ursula E Lang, Emeline Durieux, Meng Kian Tee, Aparna Jorapur, A Hunter Shain, Veronique Haddad, Daniel Pissaloux, Xu Chen, Lorenzo Cerroni, Robert L Judson, Philip E LeBoit, Timothy H McCalmont, Boris C Bastian, Arnaud de la Fouchardière
Deep penetrating nevus (DPN) is characterized by enlarged, pigmented melanocytes that extend through the dermis. DPN can be difficult to distinguish from melanoma but rarely displays aggressive biological behavior. Here, we identify a combination of mutations of the β-catenin and mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways as characteristic of DPN. Mutations of the β-catenin pathway change the phenotype of a common nevus with BRAF mutation into that of DPN, with increased pigmentation, cell volume and nuclear cyclin D1 levels...
September 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935636/wnt-signaling-and-podocyte-dysfunction-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#10
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Madhura Bose, Sadia Almas, Sharma Prabhakar
Nephropathy is a major microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus and often leads to terminal renal failure in addition to contributing significantly to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Despite continuous advances, the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy remains poorly understood. Recent studies have underscored the significance of structural and functional changes in podocytes in the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy. The role of podocytes in health and diabetic nephropathy and abnormalities including podocyte hypertrophy, effacement, and apoptosis, and a detailed discussion on the role played by the Wnt-β-catenin signaling pathway in podocyte injury and dysfunction are the focus of this review...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935467/reciprocal-role-of-sirt6-and-hexokinase-2-in-the-regulation-of-autophagy-driven-monocyte-differentiation
#11
Ankita Singh, Ellora Sen
Emerging evidences suggest the impact of autophagy on differentiation but the underlying molecular links between metabolic restructuring and autophagy during monocyte differentiation remain elusive. An increase in PPARγ, HK2 and SIRT6 expression was observed upon PMA induced monocyte differentiation. While PPARγ positively regulated HK2 and SIRT6 expression, the latter served as a negative regulator of HK2. Changes in expression of these metabolic modelers were accompanied by decreased glucose uptake and increase in Chibby, a potent antagonist of β-catenin/Wnt pathway...
September 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935249/osteopontin-plays-a-unique-role-in-resistance-of-cd34-cd123-human-leukemia-cell-lines-kg1a-to-parthenolide
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Saeed Mohammadi, Mahdi Zahedpanah, Seyed Hamidollah Ghaffari, Mojgan Shaiegan, Mohsen Nikbakht, Mahin Nikugoftar
OBJECTIVES: To determine if parthenolide (PTL) is cytotoxic for leukemia-like KG1a cells and if it involves in certain molecular-mediated resistance, especially osteopontin (OPN). METHODS: PTL/daunorubicin (DNR)-treated KG1a cells were examined for viability using MTT and colony-formation assay, and stained for apoptosis using AV/PI. The gene and protein expression were evaluated by qReal-time PCR and Western blotting analysis, respectively. OPN gene was inhibited by OPN siRNA...
September 19, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934500/a-synthetic-dna-binding-inhibitor-of-sox2-guides-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-differentiate-into-mesoderm
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Junichi Taniguchi, Ganesh N Pandian, Takuya Hidaka, Kaori Hashiya, Toshikazu Bando, Kyeong Kyu Kim, Hiroshi Sugiyama
Targeted differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) using only chemicals would have value-added clinical potential in the regeneration of complex cell types including cardiomyocytes. Despite the availability of several chemical inhibitors targeting proteins involved in signaling pathways, no bioactive synthetic DNA-binding inhibitors, targeting key cell fate-controlling genes such as SOX2, are yet available. Here, we demonstrate a novel DNA-based chemical approach to guide the differentiation of hiPSCs using pyrrole-imidazole polyamides (PIPs), which are sequence-selective DNA-binding synthetic molecules...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934278/intercalated-disc-in-failing-hearts-from-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-its-role-in-the-depressed-left-ventricular-function
#14
Ana Ortega, Estefanía Tarazón, Carolina Gil-Cayuela, María García-Manzanares, Luis Martínez-Dolz, Francisca Lago, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Juan Cinca, Esther Jorge, Manuel Portolés, Esther Roselló-Lletí, Miguel Rivera
Alterations in myocardial structure and reduced cardiomyocyte adhesions have been previously described in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). We studied the transcriptome of cell adhesion molecules in these patients and their relationships with left ventricular (LV) function decay. We also visualized the intercalated disc (ID) structure and organization. The transcriptomic profile of 23 explanted LV samples was analyzed using RNA-sequencing (13 DCM, 10 control [CNT]), focusing on cell adhesion genes. Electron microscopy analysis to visualize ID structural differences and immunohistochemistry experiments of ID proteins was also performed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934256/transcriptome-analysis-of-sex-related-genes-in-the-blood-clam-tegillarca-granosa
#15
Heng Chen, Guoqiang Xiao, Xueliang Chai, Xingguan Lin, Jun Fang, Shuangshuang Teng
BACKGROUND: Blood clams (Tegillarca granosa) are one of the most commercial shellfish in China and South Asia with wide distribution in Indo-Pacific tropical to temperate estuaries. However, recent data indicate a decline in the germplasm of this species. Furthermore, the molecular mechanisms underpinning reproductive regulation remain unclear and information regarding genetic diversity is limited. Understanding the reproductive biology of shellfish is important in interpreting their embryology development, reproduction and population structure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933312/characterization-of-imatinib-resistant-cml-leukemic-stem-initiating-cells-and-their-sensitivity-to-cbp-catenin-antagonists
#16
Yi Zhao, Kaijin Wu, Yongfeng Wu, Elizabeth Melendez, Goar Smbatyan, David Massiello, Michael Kahn
The development of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor Imatinib (IM) represents a milestone breakthrough in CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) treatment. However, it is not curative and patients develop IM resistance. IM resistance has been previously correlated with the emergence of drug-resistant LIC/LSC (Leukemia Initiating Cell/Leukemia Stem Cell) and increased nuclear catenin levels and enhanced Wnt signaling. It has been demonstrated previously that drug resistant CML LIC/LSC can be safely eliminated both in vitro and in vivo via disruption of the CBP/catenin interaction, utilizing the highly biochemically selective small molecule CBP/catenin antagonist ICG-001...
September 19, 2017: Current Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932920/microrna-30a-inhibits-colorectal-cancer-metastasis-through-down-regulation-of-type-i-insulin-like-growth-factor-receptor
#17
Y C Liu, Y R Park, S L Kim, S T Lee, S W Kim
BACKGROUND: miR-30a expression is down-regulated and regulates tumor suppressors in various cancers. AIM: We investigated the mechanisms underlying the biological role of miR-30a in CRC. METHODS: MicroRNA, mRNA, and protein expression were analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot. The migration and invasion abilities of CRC were determined by wound healing assay, and trans-well migration and invasion. A luciferase reporter assay was used to confirm the targets of miR-30a...
September 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931847/excessive-activation-of-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-interactively-suppresses-the-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-induces-sanfh-in-sd-rats
#18
Junpeng Pei, Lihong Fan, Kai Nan, Jia Li, Zhibin Shi, Xiaoqian Dang, Kunzheng Wang
Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) interactively affects the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and is closely related to different diseases. However, such crosstalk effect in steroid-associated necrosis of femoral head (SANFH) has not been fully explored and evaluated. In this study, early-stage SANFH was induced by two doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 2 mg/kg/day) and three doses of methylprednisolone (MPS, 40 mg/kg/day). LPS and pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) were administered to activate the TLR4/NF-κB pathway and selectively block the activation of NF-κB, respectively...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930697/overexpression-of-muc1-and-genomic-alterations-in-its-network-associate-with-prostate-cancer-progression
#19
Xiaozeng Lin, Yan Gu, Anil Kapoor, Fengxiang Wei, Tariq Aziz, Diane Ojo, Yanzhi Jiang, Michael Bonert, Bobby Shayegan, Huixiang Yang, Khalid Al-Nedawi, Pierre Major, Damu Tang
We investigate the association of MUC1 with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), bone metastasis, and PC recurrence. MUC1 expression was studied in patient-derived bone metastasis and CRPCs produced by prostate-specific PTEN(-/-) mice and LNCaP xenografts. Elevations in MUC1 expression occur in CRPC. Among nine patients with hormone-naïve bone metastasis, eight express MUC1 in 61% to 100% of PC cells. Utilizing cBioPortal PC genomic data, we organized a training (n=300), testing (n=185), and validation (n=194) cohort...
September 17, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930679/melanoma-suppressor-functions-of-the-carcinoma-oncogene-foxq1
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Archis Bagati, Anna Bianchi-Smiraglia, Sudha Moparthy, Kateryna Kolesnikova, Emily E Fink, Brittany C Lipchick, Masha Kolesnikova, Peter Jowdy, Anthony Polechetti, Amin Mahpour, Jason Ross, Joseph A Wawrzyniak, Dong Hyun Yun, Gyorgy Paragh, Nadezhda I Kozlova, Albert E Berman, Jianmin Wang, Song Liu, Michael J Nemeth, Mikhail A Nikiforov
Lineage-specific regulation of tumor progression by the same transcription factor is understudied. We find that levels of the FOXQ1 transcription factor, an oncogene in carcinomas, are decreased during melanoma progression. Moreover, in contrast to carcinomas, FOXQ1 suppresses epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, invasion, and metastasis in melanoma cells. We find that these lineage-specific functions of FOXQ1 largely depend on its ability to activate (in carcinomas) or repress (in melanoma) transcription of the N-cadherin gene (CDH2)...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
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