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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926103/fam20c-regulates-osteoblast-behaviors-and-intracellular-signaling-pathways-in-a-cell-autonomous-manner
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Chao Liu, Hua Zhang, Priyam Jani, Xiaofang Wang, Yongbo Lu, Nan Li, Jing Xiao, Chunlin Qin
Recent studies indicate that Family with sequence similarity 20 member C (FAM20C) catalyzes the phosphorylation of secreted proteins, and participates in a variety of biological processes, including cell proliferation, migration, mineralization and phosphate homeostasis. To explore the local influences of FAM20C on osteoblast, Fam20c-deficient osteoblasts were generated by treating the immortalized Fam20c(f/f) osteoblasts with CMV-Cre-IRES-EGFP lentivirus. Compared with the normal Fam20c(f/f) osteoblasts, the expression of Bone sialoprotein (Bsp), Osteocalcin (Ocn), Fibroblast growth factor 23 (Fgf23) and transcription factors that promote osteoblast maturation were up-regulated in the Fam20c-deficient osteoblasts...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922680/pivotal-role-of-tnf-%C3%AE-in-the-development-and-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-murine-model
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Satomi Kakino, Tsuyoshi Ohki, Hitomi Nakayama, Xiahong Yuan, Shuichi Otabe, Toshihiko Hashinaga, Nobuhiko Wada, Yayoi Kurita, Kayo Tanaka, Kento Hara, Eri Soejima, Yuji Tajiri, Kentaro Yamada
Previously, we have shown that the adipocyte-specific nuclear form of sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1c (nSREBP-1c) transgenic mice spontaneously developed hepatic lesions that are similar to those of human nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with a concomitant elevation of plasma TNF-α. In this study, we analyzed the role of TNF-α in the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We established a Tnf knockout nSREBP-1c transgenic mouse line. Glucose tolerance and liver histology were examined at the age of 20 weeks...
September 18, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919164/integrated-analysis-of-microrna-and-gene-expression-profiles-reveals-a-functional-regulatory-module-associated-with-liver-fibrosis
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Wei Chen, Wenshan Zhao, Aiting Yang, Anjian Xu, Huan Wang, Min Cong, Tianhui Liu, Ping Wang, Hong You
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis, characterized with the excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, represents the final common pathway of chronic liver inflammation. Ever-increasing evidence indicates microRNAs (miRNAs) dysregulation have important implications in the different stages of liver fibrosis. However, our knowledge of miRNA-gene regulation details pertaining to such disease remains unclear. METHODS: The publicly available Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) datasets of patients suffered from cirrhosis were extracted for integrated analysis...
September 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916840/a-novel-col1a2-c-propeptide-cleavage-site-mutation-causing-high-bone-mass-osteogenesis-imperfecta-with-a-regional-distribution-pattern
#4
T Rolvien, U Kornak, J Stürznickel, T Schinke, M Amling, S Mundlos, R Oheim
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is typically characterized by low bone mass and increased bone fragility caused by heterozygous mutations in the type I procollagen genes (COL1A1/COL1A2). We report two cases of a 56-year-old woman and her 80-year-old mother who suffered from multiple vertebral and non-vertebral fractures with onset in early childhood. A full osteologic assessment including dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT), and serum analyses pointed to a high bone mineral density (BMD) in the hip (DXA Z-score + 3...
September 15, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916811/an-enu-induced-splice-site-mutation-of-mouse-col1a1-causing-recessive-osteogenesis-imperfecta-and-revealing-a-novel-splicing-rescue
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Koichi Tabeta, Xin Du, Kei Arimatsu, Mai Yokoji, Naoki Takahashi, Norio Amizuka, Tomoka Hasegawa, Karine Crozat, Tomoki Maekawa, Sayuri Miyauchi, Yumi Matsuda, Takako Ida, Masaru Kaku, Kasper Hoebe, Kinji Ohno, Hiromasa Yoshie, Kazuhisa Yamazaki, Eva Marie Y Moresco, Bruce Beutler
GU-AG consensus sequences are used for intron recognition in the majority of cases of pre-mRNA splicing in eukaryotes. Mutations at splice junctions often cause exon skipping, short deletions, or insertions in the mature mRNA, underlying one common molecular mechanism of genetic diseases. Using N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea, a novel recessive mutation named seal was produced, associated with fragile bones and susceptibility to fractures (spine and limbs). A single nucleotide transversion (T → A) at the second position of intron 36 of the Col1a1 gene, encoding the type I collagen, α1 chain, was responsible for the phenotype...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911071/prediction-of-pathological-response-to-neoadjuvant-treatment-in-rectal-cancer-with-a-two-protein-immunohistochemical-score-derived-from-stromal-gene-profiling
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S Gonçalves-Ribeiro, R Sanz-Pamplona, A Vidal, X Sanjuan, N Guillen Díaz-Maroto, A Soriano, J Guardiola, N Albert, M Martínez-Villacampa, I López, C Santos, J Serra-Musach, R Salazar, G Capellà, A Villanueva, D G Molleví
Background: Preoperative chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical mesorectal resection is the standard of care for locally advanced rectal carcinomas. Yet, predicting that patients will respond to treatment remains an unmet clinical challenge. Experimental design: Using laser-capture microdissection we isolated RNA from stroma and tumour glands from prospective pre-treatment samples (n = 15). Transcriptomic profiles were obtained hybridising PrimeView Affymetrix arrays...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904723/osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-iv-a-newly-identified-variant-at-position-c-560-g-t-p-gly187val-in-the-col1a2-gene
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Akin Usta, Dilay Karademir, Eylem Sen, Selcuk Yazici, Ertan Adali, Erkan Erdem, Meric Karacan
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a clinically heterogenous disease caused by defective collagen syntesis associated with a mutation in the COL1A1 or COL1A2 genes. In this report, we present a case of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type IV, seen in a female fetus with incurved femurs at 18 weeks of gestation. Molecular analysis of the newborn revealed a novel mutation at position c.560 (c.560 G > T) of the exon 12 in the COL1A2 gene; which lead to the glycine modification with valine (p.Gly187Val) at codon 187. The pregnancy follow-up was uneventful...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904385/rapid-discovery-of-de-novo-deleterious-mutations-in-cattle-enhances-the-value-of-livestock-as-model-species
#8
E Bourneuf, P Otz, H Pausch, V Jagannathan, P Michot, C Grohs, G Piton, S Ammermüller, M-C Deloche, S Fritz, H Leclerc, C Péchoux, A Boukadiri, C Hozé, R Saintilan, F Créchet, M Mosca, D Segelke, F Guillaume, S Bouet, A Baur, A Vasilescu, L Genestout, A Thomas, A Allais-Bonnet, D Rocha, M-A Colle, C Klopp, D Esquerré, C Wurmser, K Flisikowski, H Schwarzenbacher, J Burgstaller, M Brügmann, E Dietschi, N Rudolph, M Freick, S Barbey, G Fayolle, C Danchin-Burge, L Schibler, B Bed'Hom, B J Hayes, H D Daetwyler, R Fries, D Boichard, D Pin, C Drögemüller, A Capitan
In humans, the clinical and molecular characterization of sporadic syndromes is often hindered by the small number of patients and the difficulty in developing animal models for severe dominant conditions. Here we show that the availability of large data sets of whole-genome sequences, high-density SNP chip genotypes and extensive recording of phenotype offers an unprecedented opportunity to quickly dissect the genetic architecture of severe dominant conditions in livestock. We report on the identification of seven dominant de novo mutations in CHD7, COL1A1, COL2A1, COPA, and MITF and exploit the structure of cattle populations to describe their clinical consequences and map modifier loci...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904079/ascorbic-acid-promotes-a-tgf%C3%AE-1-induced-myofibroblast-phenotype-switch
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Bram Piersma, Olaf Y Wouters, Saskia de Rond, Miriam Boersema, Rutger A F Gjaltema, Ruud A Bank
l-Ascorbic acid (AA), generally known as vitamin C, is a crucial cofactor for a variety of enzymes, including prolyl-3-hydroxylase (P3H), prolyl-4-hydroxylase (P4H), and lysyl hydroxylase (LH)-mediated collagen maturation. Here, we investigated whether AA has additional functions in the regulation of the myofibroblast phenotype, besides its function in collagen biosynthesis. We found that AA positively influences TGFβ1-induced expression of COL1A1, ACTA2, and COL4A1 Moreover, we demonstrated that AA promotes αSMA stress fiber formation as well as the synthesis and deposition of collagens type I and IV Additionally, AA amplified the contractile phenotype of the myofibroblasts, as seen by increased contraction of a 3D collagen lattice...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901398/application-of-next%C3%A2-generation-sequencing-for-molecular-diagnosis-in-a-large-family-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-i
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Mengxia Ni, Hao Ding, Shuaimei Liu, Peiran Zhu, Qiuyue Wu, Weiwei Li, Jing Zhang, Weijun Jiang, Xinyi Xia
Increased bone fragility and low bone mass are common features of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), which is associated with connective tissue. Its type is distinguished by clinical phenotypes and molecular genetics. Although fifteen types (I‑XV) of OI have been identified at present, the majority of patients are diagnosed as OI type I‑IV. Type I collagen is responsible for OI type I‑IV, consists of α1 (I) and α2 (I) chains and is encoded by COL1A1 and COL1A2. To identify the pathogenic gene of a large Chinese family with OI type I and explain genetic heterogeneity of the patients, next‑generation sequencing (NGS) was conducted in a female with OI type I and her affected niece and daughter to search for the mutation...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893564/5-aza-2-deoxycytidine-induces-human-tenon-s-capsule-fibroblasts-differentiation-and-fibrosis-by-up-regulating-tgf-%C3%AE-type-i-receptor
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Shuhao Fu, Li Sun, Xiaoyan Zhang, Huimin Shi, Kang Xu, Yiqin Xiao, Wen Ye
The principle reason of high failure rate of glaucoma filtration surgery is the loss of filtration function caused by postoperative scar formation. We investigated the effects of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-Aza-dc), a DNA methyltransferases inhibitor, on human Tenon's capsule fibroblasts (HTFs) differentiation and fibrosis and its mechanism of action, especially in relation to transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 signaling. TGF-β1 was used to induce differentiation of cultured HTFs. 5-Aza-dc suppressed DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) activity 6 h after treatment with a course corresponding to that of TGF-β1-induced reduction of DNMT activity without affecting cell viability as measured by Cell Counting Kit-8 assay...
September 9, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887547/uncovering-the-effect-of-low-frequency-static-magnetic-field-on-tendon-derived-cells-from-mechanosensing-to-tenogenesis
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Tamagno Pesqueira, Raquel Costa-Almeida, Manuela E Gomes
Magnetotherapy has been receiving increased attention as an attractive strategy for modulating cell physiology directly at the site of injury, thereby providing the medical community with a safe and non-invasive therapy. Yet, how magnetic field influences tendon cells both at the cellular and molecular levels remains unclear. Thus, the influence of a low-frequency static magnetic field (2 Hz, 350 mT) on human tendon-derived cells was studied using different exposure times (4 and 8 h; short-term studies) and different regimens of exposure to an 8h-period of magnetic stimulation (continuous, every 24 h or every 48 h; long-term studies)...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873450/bromide-supplementation-exacerbated-the-renal-dysfunction-injury-and-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-alport-syndrome
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Tsubasa Yokota, Kohei Omachi, Mary Ann Suico, Haruka Kojima, Misato Kamura, Keisuke Teramoto, Shota Kaseda, Jun Kuwazuru, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Hirofumi Kai
A seminal study recently demonstrated that bromide (Br-) has a critical function in the assembly of type IV collagen in basement membrane (BM), and suggested that Br- supplementation has therapeutic potential for BM diseases. Because salts of bromide (KBr and NaBr) have been used as antiepileptic drugs for several decades, repositioning of Br- for BM diseases is probable. However, the effects of Br- on glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease such as Alport syndrome (AS) and its impact on the kidney are still unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872564/a-novel-col1a1-mutation-causing-a-variant-of-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#14
Lindsey C McVey, Avril Mason, Rebecca Pollitt, Syed Faisal Ahmed, Esther Kinning
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Clinical Dysmorphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867182/deficiency-of-klf4-compromises-the-lung-function-in-an-acute-mouse-model-of-allergic-asthma
#15
Jeanette A Nimpong, Wintana Gebregziabher, Udai P Singh, Prakash Nagarkatti, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Johnie Hodge, Chunming Liu, Daping Fan, Walden Ai
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways and the mechanisms are not fully understood. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous group of monocytes, granulocyte and myeloid cells at early stage of differentiation. They possess phenotypic plasticity and regulate airway inflammation. We recently reported that Kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) regulates MDSC differentiation into fibrocytes, emerging effectors in chronic inflammation. However, the role of KLF4 in asthma is not known...
August 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865991/highly-porous-scaffolds-of-pedot-pss-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#16
Anne Géraldine Guex, Jennifer L Puetzer, Astrid Armgarth, Elena Littmann, Eleni Stavrinidou, Emmanuel P Giannelis, George G Malliaras, Molly M Stevens
Conjugated polymers have been increasingly considered for the design of conductive materials in the field of regenerative medicine. However, optimal scaffold properties addressing the complexity of the desired tissue still need to be developed. The focus of this study lies in the development and evaluation of a conductive scaffold for bone tissue engineering. In this study PEDOT:PSS scaffolds were designed and evaluated in vitro using MC3T3-E1 osteogenic precursor cells, and the cells were assessed for distinct differentiation stages and the expression of an osteogenic phenotype...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863000/osteogenesis-imperfecta-diagnosis-and-treatment
#17
Telma Palomo, Tatiane Vilaça, Marise Lazaretti-Castro
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here we summarize the diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta, discuss newly discovered genes involved in osteogenesis imperfecta, and review the management of this disease in children and adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Mutations in the two genes coding for collagen type I, COL1A1 and COL1A2, are the most common cause of osteogenesis imperfecta. In the past 10 years, defects in at least 17 other genes have been identified as responsible for osteogenesis imperfecta phenotypes, with either dominant or recessive transmission...
August 31, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862361/accumulation-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-ages-accelerates-arthrogenic-joint-contracture-in-immobilized-rat-knee
#18
Junya Ozawa, Akinori Kaneguchi, Kengo Minamimoto, Ryo Tanaka, Nobuhiro Kito, Hideki Moriyama
Joint mobility decreases in the elderly and in diabetics, this process is thought to be caused by accumulation of advanced-glycation end products (AGEs). Here, we aimed to elucidate the role of AGEs in joint contracture formation in rat knees. Rats were injected with ribose or saline into the knees twice weekly for eight weeks. Pentosidine (AGE) levels were measured in the knee-joint tissues. After serial injections, rats were subjected to unilateral knee-joint immobilization in a flexion position for various periods...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859141/asporin-deficient-mice-have-tougher-skin-and-altered-skin-glycosaminoglycan-content-and-structure
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Marco Maccarana, René B Svensson, Anki Knutsson, Antonis Giannopoulos, Mea Pelkonen, MaryAnn Weis, David Eyre, Matthew Warman, Sebastian Kalamajski
The main structural component of connective tissues is fibrillar, cross-linked collagen whose fibrillogenesis can be modulated by Small Leucine-Rich Proteins/Proteoglycans (SLRPs). Not all SLRPs' effects on collagen and extracellular matrix in vivo have been elucidated; one of the less investigated SLRPs is asporin. Here we describe the successful generation of an Aspn-/- mouse model and the investigation of the Aspn-/- skin phenotype. Functionally, Aspn-/- mice had an increased skin mechanical toughness, although there were no structural changes present on histology or immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858097/how-frequent-is-osteogenesis-imperfecta-in-patients-with-idiopathic-osteoporosis-case-reports
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Ali Al Kaissi, Christian Windpassinger, Farid Ben Chehida, Maher Ben Ghachem, Nabil M Nassib, Vladimir Kenis, Eugene Melchenko, Ekatrina Morenko, Sergey Ryabykh, Jochen G Hofstaetter, Franz Grill, Rudolf Ganger, Susanne Gerit Kircher
RATIONALE: The term idiopathic osteoporosis itself is quite a non-specific disease label, which fails to address the etiological understanding. Bone mineral density alone is not a reliable parameter to detect patients at high risk of fracture. The diversity of the clinical phenotypes of discolored teeth, blueness of the sclera, back and joint pain, cardiovascular disease, Diabetes type II, hearing problems and a long list of orthopedic problems are have to be considered. PATIENTS CONCERNS: Our study has been designed in accordance with the clinical and radiological phenotype of eleven index cases with the provisional diagnosis of OI, which was followed by genotypic confirmation...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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