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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108880/unusual-signal-patterns-of-break-apart-fish-probes-used-in-the-diagnosis-of-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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Gergő Papp, Dóra Mihály, Zoltán Sápi
Break-apart FISH probes are the most popular and reliable type of FISH probes used to confirm certain pathological diagnoses. The interpretation is usually easy, however, in some instances it is not so unequivocal. Our aim was to reveal and elucidate the problems occurring in the process of evaluation of the break-apart probe results. Altogether 301 soft tissue sarcomas with confirmed molecular tests using break-apart probes were assessed to reveal the frequency and type of unusual signal pattern. Among 89 synovial sarcoma (SS18) 11%, 12 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (FOXO1) 50%, 53 myxoid liposarcoma (DDIT3) 7...
January 20, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107589/serum-lincrna-p21-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#2
Fujun Yu, Guangyao Zhou, Kate Huang, XuFei Fan, Guojun Li, Bicheng Chen, Peihong Dong, Jianjian Zheng
Serum long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as promising biomarkers for various human diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using serum long intergenic non-coding RNA-p21 (lincRNA-p21) as a biomarker for chronic hepatitis B patients. Serum lincRNA-p21 levels were quantified using real-time PCR in 417 CHB patients and 363 healthy controls. The promoter methylation level of lincRNA-p21 was detected using bisulfite-sequencing analysis in primary hepatic stellate cells (HSCs)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103936/elevated-collagen-i-augments-tumor-progressive-signals-intravasation-and-metastasis-of-prolactin-induced-estrogen-receptor-alpha-positive-mammary-tumor-cells
#3
Craig E Barcus, Kathleen A O'Leary, Jennifer L Brockman, Debra E Rugowski, Yuming Liu, Nancy Garcia, Menggang Yu, Patricia J Keely, Kevin W Eliceiri, Linda A Schuler
BACKGROUND: The development and progression of estrogen receptor alpha positive (ERα+) breast cancer has been linked epidemiologically to prolactin. However, activation of the canonical mediator of prolactin, STAT5, is associated with more differentiated cancers and better prognoses. We have reported that density/stiffness of the extracellular matrix potently modulates the repertoire of prolactin signals in human ERα + breast cancer cells in vitro: stiff matrices shift the balance from the Janus kinase (JAK)2/STAT5 cascade toward pro-tumor progressive extracellular regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 signals, driving invasion...
January 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102596/delineation-of-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-phenotype-due-to-the-c-934c-t-p-arg312cys-mutation-in-col1a1-report-on-a-three-generation-family-without-cardiovascular-events-and-literature-review
#4
Marina Colombi, Chiara Dordoni, Marina Venturini, Arianna Zanca, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton, Marco Ritelli
Classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (cEDS) is a rare connective tissue disorder primarily characterized by hyperextensible skin, defective wound healing, abnormal scars, easy bruising, and generalized joint hypermobility; arterial dissections are rarely observed. Mutations in COL5A1 and COL5A2 encoding type V collagen account for more than 90% of the patients so far characterized. In addition, cEDS phenotype was reported in a small number of patients carrying the c.934C>T mutation in COL1A1 that results in an uncommon substitution of a non-glycine residue in one Gly-Xaa-Yaa repeat of the pro-α1(I)-chain p...
February 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102489/genetic-variants-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture-a-systematic-review
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Mustafa Kaynak, Frank Nijman, Joyce van Meurs, Max Reijman, Duncan E Meuffels
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown a familial predisposition for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and have been followed by genetic-association studies on polymorphisms in candidate genes in recent years. To date, no systematic review with a best-evidence synthesis has evaluated the influence of genetics on this devastating knee injury. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the association between genetic variants and ACL rupture. METHODS: We performed an extensive search in Embase, MEDLINE, Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed Publisher, Cochrane Register of Clinical Trials, and Google scholar up to 24 August 2015...
January 19, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096669/nanocoating-with-plant-derived-pectins-activates-osteoblast-response-in-vitro
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J Folkert, A Meresta, T Gaber, K Miksch, F Buttgereit, J Detert, N Pischon, K Gurzawska
A new strategy to improve osseointegration of implants is to stimulate adhesion of bone cells, bone matrix formation, and mineralization at the implant surface by modifying surface coating on the nanoscale level. Plant-derived pectins have been proposed as potential candidates for surface nanocoating of orthopedic and dental titanium implants due to 1) their osteogenic stimulation of osteoblasts to mineralize and 2) their ability to control pectin structural changes. The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the impact of the nanoscale plant-derived pectin Rhamnogalacturonan-I (RG-I) from potato on the osteogenic response of murine osteoblasts...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096061/connexin37-deficiency-alters-organic-bone-matrix-cortical-bone-geometry-and-increases-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Rafael Pacheco-Costa, Jay R Kadakia, Emily G Atkinson, Joseph M Wallace, Lilian I Plotkin, Rejane D Reginato
Deletion of connexin (Cx) 37 in mice leads to increased cancellous bone mass due to defective osteoclast differentiation. Paradoxically; however, Cx37-deficient mice exhibit reduced cortical thickness accompanied by higher bone strength, suggesting a contribution of Cx37 to bone matrix composition. Thus, we investigated whether global deletion of Cx37 alters the composition of organic bone extracellular matrix. Five-month-old Cx37(-/-) mice exhibited increased marrow cavity area, and periosteal and endocortical bone surface resulting in higher total area in tibia compared to Cx37(+/+) control mice...
January 13, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095798/mir-27b-inhibits-fibroblast-activation-via-targeting-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#8
Xiangming Zeng, Chaoqun Huang, Lakmini Senavirathna, Pengcheng Wang, Lin Liu
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs are a group of small RNAs that regulate gene expression at the posttranscriptional level. They regulate almost every aspect of cellular processes. In this study, we investigated whether miR-27b regulates pulmonary fibroblast activation. RESULTS: We found that miR-27b was down-regulated in fibrotic lungs and fibroblasts from an experimental mouse model of pulmonary fibrosis. The overexpression of miR-27b with a lentiviral vector inhibited TGFβ1-stimulated mRNA expression of collagens (COL1A1, COL3A1, and COL4A1) and alpha-smooth muscle actin, and protein expression of Col3A1 and alpha-smooth muscle actin in LL29 human pulmonary fibroblasts...
January 17, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075443/microrna-expression-signature-and-the-therapeutic-effect-of-the-microrna%C3%A2-21-antagomir-in-hypertrophic-scarring
#9
Liang Guo, Kai Xu, Hongbo Yan, Haifeng Feng, Tao Wang, Linlin Chai, Guozheng Xu
Hypertrophic scars (HS) area fibroproliferative disorder of the skin, which causes aesthetic and functional impairment. However, the molecular pathogenesis of this disease remains largely unknown and currently no efficient treatment exists. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in a variety of pathophysiological processes, however the role of miRNAs in HS development remains unclear. To investigate the miRNA expression signature of HS, microarray analysis was performed and 152 miRNAs were observed to be differentially expressed in HS tissue compared with normal skin tissues...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072738/expression-quantitative-trait-loci-for-pi3k-akt-pathway
#10
Dongchan Ryu, Chaeyoung Lee
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted to identify expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) for the genes involved in phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase/v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog (PI3K/AKT) pathway.Data on mRNA expression of 341 genes in lymphoblastoid cell lines of 373 Europeans recruited by the 1000 Genomes Project using Illumina HiSeq2000 were utilized. We used their genotypes at 5,941,815 nucleotide variants obtained by Genome Analyzer II and SOLiD.The association analysis revealed 4166 nucleotide variants associated with expression of 85 genes (P < 5 × 10)...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058586/key-genes-in-stomach-adenocarcinoma-identified-via-network-analysis-of-rna-seq-data
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Li Shen, Lizhi Zhao, Jiquan Tang, Zhiwei Wang, Weisong Bai, Feng Zhang, Shouli Wang, Weihua Li
RNA-seq data of stomach adenocarcinoma (STAD) were analyzed to identify critical genes in STAD. Meanwhile, relevant small molecule drugs, transcription factors (TFs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) were also investigated. Gene expression data of STAD were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Differential analysis was performed with package edgeR. Relationships with correlation coefficient > 0.6 were retained in the gene co-expression network. Functional enrichment analysis was performed for the genes in the network with DAVID and KOBASS 2...
January 5, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053285/protective-effect-of-tanshinone-iia-against-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-through-inhibiting-the-cys-c-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Jun Feng, Hua-Wen Chen, Li-Juan Pi, Jin Wang, Da-Qian Zhan
The study aimed to investigate the protective effect of tanshinone IIA against cardiac hypertrophy in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) through the Cys-C/Wnt signaling pathway. Thirty SHRs were randomly divided into cardiac hypertrophy, low- and high-dose tanshinone IIA groups. Ten Wistar-Kyoto rats were selected as control group. The systolic blood pressure (SBP), heart weight (HW), left ventricular weight (LVW) and body weight (BW) of all rats were recorded. HE staining and qRT-PCR were applied to observe the morphology of myocardial tissue and mRNA expressions of COL1A1 and COL3A1...
December 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052023/spermatogonial-stem-cells-and-progenitors-are-refractory-to-reprogramming-to-pluripotency-by-the-transcription-factors-oct3-4-c-myc-sox2-and-klf4
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Sébastien Corbineau, Bruno Lassalle, Maelle Givelet, Inès Souissi-Sarahoui, Virginie Firlej, Paul Henri Romeo, Isabelle Allemand, Lydia Riou, Pierre Fouchet
The male germinal lineage, which is defined as unipotent, produces sperm through spermatogenesis. However, embryonic primordial germ cells and postnatal spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) can change their fate and convert to pluripotency in culture when they are not controlled by the testicular microenvironment. The mechanisms underlying these reprogramming processes are poorly understood. Testicular germ cell tumors, including teratoma, share some molecular characteristics with pluripotent cells, suggesting that cancer could result from an abnormal differentiation of primordial germ cells or from an abnormal conversion of SCCs to pluripotency in the testis...
December 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049736/glp-1-analogue-induced-weight-loss-does-not-improve-obesity-induced-at-dysfunction
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Emilie Pastel, Laura J McCulloch, Rebecca Ward, Shivam Joshi, Kim M Gooding, Angela C Shore, Katarina Kos
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues aid weight loss which improves obesity-associated adipose tissue (AT) dysfunction. GLP-1 treatment may however also directly influence AT which expresses GLP-1 receptors. This study aimed to assess the impact of GLP-1 analogue treatment on subcutaneous AT inflammatory and fibrotic responses, compared to weight loss by calorie reduction (control). Among the 39 participants with type 2 diabetes recruited, 30 age-matched participants were randomised to 4 months treatment with Liraglutide (n=22) or calorie restriction-based on dietetic counselling (n=8)...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049044/lymphocytes-contribute-to-biliary-injury-and-fibrosis-in-experimental-xenobiotic-induced-cholestasis
#15
Nikita Joshi, Anna K Kopec, Holly Cline-Fedewa, James P Luyendyk
The etiology of chronic bile duct injury and fibrosis in patients with autoimmune cholestatic liver diseases is complex, and likely involves immune cells such as lymphocytes. However, most models of biliary fibrosis are not autoimmune in nature. Biliary fibrosis can be induced experimentally by prolonged exposure of mice to the bile duct toxicant alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT). We determined whether lymphocytes contributed to ANIT-mediated biliary hyperplasia and fibrosis in mice. Hepatic accumulation of T-lymphocytes and increased serum levels of anti-nuclear-autoantibodies were evident in wild-type mice exposed to ANIT (0...
December 31, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035422/-corrigendum-clinical-characteristics-and-the-identification-of-novel-mutations-of-col1a1-and-col1a2-in-61%C3%A2-chinese-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#16
Hao Zhang, Hua Yue, Chun Wang, Weiwei Hu, Jiemei Gu, Jinwei He, Wenzhen Fu, Yunqiu Hu, Miao Li, Zhenlin Zhang
Following the publication of this article, an interested reader drew to our attention that, in Table IV, we describe a c.1081C>T, p.Arg361X mutation in collagen type I, alpha 2 (COL1A2). Codon 361 is a glycine residue, not an arginine, according to the transcript, Z74616.1. We re‑examined the original data, and identified that the mutation c.1081C>T, p.Arg361X was of the collagen type I, alpha 1 COL1A1 gene, and furthermore, it was not novel in the mutation spectrum of COL1A1. Therefore, in the paper, the c...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027822/semaphorin-4d-enhances-angiogenic-potential-and-suppresses-osteo-odontogenic-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
#17
Ting Zou, Waruna Lakmal Dissanayaka, Shan Jiang, Shuai Wang, Boon Chin Heng, Xiaojing Huang, Chengfei Zhang
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the roles of semaphorin 4D (Sema4D)/plexin-B1 signaling on the angiogenic potential and osteo-/odontogenic differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) and to uncover the corresponding molecular mechanisms. METHODS: DPSCs were treated with Sema4D (10 μg/mL) for different time durations. Osteo-/odontogenic differentiation was assessed by quantifying alkaline phosphatase activity, mineralized nodule formation, and osteo-/odontogenic gene (ALP, Col1A1, BSP, RUNX2, and DSPP) and protein (Col1A1 and DSPP) expression...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025657/mir-200a-controls-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-and-fibrosis-via-sirt1-notch1-signal-pathway
#18
Jing-Jing Yang, Hui Tao, Li-Ping Liu, Wei Hu, Zi-Yu Deng, Jun Li
OBJECTIVES: miR-200a has been established as a key regulator of HSC activation processes in liver fibrosis. Epigenetic silencing of miR-200a contributing to SIRT1 over-expression has been discussed in breast cancer; however, whether miR-200a controls SIRT1 gene expression in hepatic fibrosis is still unknown. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We analyzed miR-200a regulation of SIRT1 expression in CCl4-induced liver fibrosis and TGF-β1-mediated activation of HSC. miR-200a, SIRT1, α-SMA, Col1A1, Notch1 and NICD expression were estimated by Western blotting, qRT-PCR and Immunohistochemistry...
December 26, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017821/identification-of-a-p-arg708gln-variant-in-col1a2-in-atypical-femoral-fractures
#19
Funck-Brentano Thomas, Ostertag Agnes, Debiais Francoise, Fardellone Patrice, Corinne Collet, Mornet Etienne, Cohen-Solal Martine
OBJECTIVES: Long-term bisphosphonates exposure is a proven risk factor for atypical femoral fractures (AFF) but several cases occur in untreated patients. The identification of other risk factors for AFF is critical for the management of osteoporosis. We here assessed the genetic factors associated with AFF regardless of the treatment. METHODS: Cases were identified through ICD-10 codes in 3 academic centers. Medical records were analyzed by 2 investigators that adjudicated X-rays for typical or atypical fractures...
December 22, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011198/cell-autonomous-antxr1-mediated-regulation-of-extracellular-matrix-components-in-primary-fibroblasts
#20
Kai Hu, Bjorn R Olsen, Tatiana Y Besschetnova
Our previous studies of Antxr1 knockout mice suggested that fibrotic skin abnormalities in these mice are associated with increased VEGF signaling. Here, based on studies of primary fibroblasts isolated from skin of Antx1+/+ and Antxr1-/- mice at embryonic stage E17.5 and postnatal day P49, we conclude that increased Col1a1 and Fn1 expression in Antxr1-deficient fibroblasts is partly mediated by a cell-autonomous ANTXR1-dependent mechanism. In turn, this may act in parallel with VEGF-dependent regulation of collagen type I and fibronectin production...
December 20, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
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