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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152108/microrna-31-suppresses-the-self-renewal-capability-of-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-liver-tumor-initiating-cells-by-targeting-isl1
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Yuan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Haibo Han, Sheng Li, Dongji Chen, Zhiqian Zhang
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that miRNAs, a class of small non-coding RNAs, are involved in the regulation of tumor-initiating cells (TICs) which are considered to be the origin of cancer development according to the cancer stem cell hypothesis. We have previously identified that miR-31 may play suppressive roles in α2δ1(+) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) TICs. Here, we confirm that the expression of miR-31 is significantly downregulated in α2δ1(+) HCC TICs. Overexpression of miR-31 in α2δ1(+) HCC TICs results in significant suppression of the self-renewal and tumorigenicity abilities of these cells...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139167/the-zinc-finger-gene-nolz1-regulates-the-formation-of-retinal-progenitor-cells-and-suppresses-the-lim3-lhx3-phenotype-of-retinal-bipolar-cells-in-chicken-retina
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Maria K E Blixt, Dardan Konjusha, Henrik Ring, Finn Hallböök
BACKGROUND: The zinc-finger transcription factor Nolz1 regulates spinal cord neuron development by interacting with the transcription factors Isl1, Lim1 and Lim3, which are also important for photoreceptors, horizontal and bipolar cells during retinal development. We therefore studied Nolz1 during retinal development. RESULTS: Nolz1 expression was seen in two waves during development: one early (peak at embryonic day 3-4.5) in retinal progenitors and one late (embryonic day 8) in newly differentiated cells in the inner nuclear layer...
November 15, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126155/isl1-mediates-mesenchymal-expansion-in-the-developing-external-genitalia-via-regulation-of-bmp4-fgf10-and-wnt5a
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Saunders T Ching, Carlos R Infante, Wen Du, Amnon Sharir, Sungdae Park, Douglas B Menke, Ophir D Klein
Genital malformations are among the most common human birth defects, and both genetic and environmental factors can contribute to these malformations. Development of the external genitalia in mammals relies on complex signaling networks, and disruption of these signaling pathways can lead to genital defects. Islet-1 (ISL1), a member of the LIM/Homeobox family of transcription factors, has been identified as a major susceptibility gene for classic bladder exstrophy in humans, a common form of the bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex (BEEC), and is implicated in a role in urinary tract development...
November 8, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105388/in-vitro-differentiation-of-neural-like-cells-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells-by-a-combination-of-dorsomorphin-xav939-and-a8301
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Zahra Valizadeh-Arshad, Ebrahim Shahbazi, Shiva Hashemizadeh, Azadeh Moradmand, Meyssam Jangkhah, Sahar Kiani
OBJECTIVES: Motor neuron differentiation from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) is a goal of regenerative medicine to provide cell therapy as treatments for diseases that damage motor neurons. Most protocols lack adequate efficiency in generating functional motor neurons. However, small molecules present a new approach to overcome this challenge. The aim of this research is to replace morphogen factors with a cocktail of efficient, affordable small molecules for effective, low cost motor neuron differentiation...
January 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102757/response-of-xenografts-of-developing-human-female-reproductive-tracts-to-the-synthetic-estrogen-diethylstilbestrol
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Gerald R Cunha, Takeshi Kurita, Mei Cao, Joel Shen, Stanley J Robboy, Laurence Baskin
Human female fetal reproductive tracts 9.5-22 weeks of gestation were grown for 1 month in ovariectomized athymic adult female mouse hosts that were either untreated or treated continuously with diethylstilbestrol (DES) via subcutaneous pellet. Normal morphogenesis and normal patterns of differentiation marker expression (KRT6, KRT7, KRT8, KRT10, KRT14, KRT19, ESR1, PGR, TP63, RUNX1, ISL1, HOXA11 and α-ACT2) were observed in xenografts grown in untreated hosts and mimicked observations of previously reported (Cunha et al...
October 4, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053991/molecular-mechanisms-of-development-of-the-human-fetal-female-reproductive-tract
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Gerald R Cunha, Takeshi Kurita, Mei Cao, Joel Shen, Stanley Robboy, Laurence Baskin
Human female reproductive tract development rests mostly upon hematoxilyn and eosin stained sections despite recent advances on molecular mechanisms in mouse studies. We report application of immunohistochemical methods to explore the ontogeny of epithelial and mesenchymal differentiation markers (keratins, homobox proteins, steroid receptors), transcription factors and signaling molecules (TP63 and RUNX1) during human female reproductive tract development. Keratins 6, 7, 8, 10, 14 and 19 (KRT6, KRT7, KRT8, KRT10, KRT14, KRT19) were expressed in a temporally and spatially dynamic fashion...
July 29, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037258/transplantation-of-isl1-cardiac-progenitor-cells-in-small-intestinal-submucosa-improves-infarcted-heart-function
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Lingjun Wang, Elizabeth M Meier, Shuo Tian, Ienglam Lei, Liu Liu, Shaoxiang Xian, Mai T Lam, Zhong Wang
BACKGROUND: Application of cardiac stem cells combined with biomaterial scaffold is a promising therapeutic strategy for heart repair after myocardial infarction. However, the optimal cell types and biomaterials remain elusive. METHODS: In this study, we seeded Isl1(+) embryonic cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) into decellularized porcine small intestinal submucosa extracellular matrix (SIS-ECM) to assess the therapeutic potential of Isl1(+) CPCs and the biocompatibility of SIS-ECM with these cells...
October 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899000/rhoa-rock-signalling-is-necessary-for-lateralization-and-differentiation-of-the-developing-sinoatrial-node
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Rebecca Vicente-Steijn, Tim P Kelder, Leon G Tertoolen, Lambertus J Wisse, Daniël A Pijnappels, Robert E Poelmann, Martin J Schalij, Marco C deRuiter, Adriana C Gittenberger-de Groot, Monique R M Jongbloed
Aims: RHOA-ROCK signalling regulates cell migration, proliferation, differentiation, and transcription. RHOA is expressed in the developing cardiac conduction system in chicken and mice. In early development, the entire sinus venosus myocardium, including both the transient left-sided and the definitive sinoatrial node (SAN), has pacemaker potential. Later, pacemaker potential is restricted to the right-sided SAN. Disruption of RHOA expression in adult mice causes arrhythmias including bradycardia and atrial fibrillation, the mechanism of which is unknown but presumed to affect the SAN...
August 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892058/glia-specific-enhancers-and-chromatin-structure-regulate-nfia-expression-and-glioma-tumorigenesis
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Stacey M Glasgow, Jeffrey C Carlson, Wenyi Zhu, Lesley S Chaboub, Peng Kang, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Yoanne M Clovis, Brittney E Lozzi, Robert J McEvilly, Michael G Rosenfeld, Chad J Creighton, Soo-Kyung Lee, Carrie A Mohila, Benjamin Deneen
Long-range enhancer interactions critically regulate gene expression, yet little is known about how their coordinated activities contribute to CNS development or how this may, in turn, relate to disease states. By examining the regulation of the transcription factor NFIA in the developing spinal cord, we identified long-range enhancers that recapitulate NFIA expression across glial and neuronal lineages in vivo. Complementary genetic studies found that Sox9-Brn2 and Isl1-Lhx3 regulate enhancer activity and NFIA expression in glial and neuronal populations...
November 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886366/micrornas-induce-a-permissive-chromatin-environment-that-enables-neuronal-subtype-specific-reprogramming-of-adult-human-fibroblasts
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Daniel G Abernathy, Woo Kyung Kim, Matthew J McCoy, Allison M Lake, Rebecca Ouwenga, Seong Won Lee, Xiaoyun Xing, Daofeng Li, Hyung Joo Lee, Robert O Heuckeroth, Joseph D Dougherty, Ting Wang, Andrew S Yoo
Directed reprogramming of human fibroblasts into fully differentiated neurons requires massive changes in epigenetic and transcriptional states. Induction of a chromatin environment permissive for acquiring neuronal subtype identity is therefore a major barrier to fate conversion. Here we show that the brain-enriched miRNAs miR-9/9(∗) and miR-124 (miR-9/9(∗)-124) trigger reconfiguration of chromatin accessibility, DNA methylation, and mRNA expression to induce a default neuronal state. miR-9/9(∗)-124-induced neurons (miNs) are functionally excitable and uncommitted toward specific subtypes but possess open chromatin at neuronal subtype-specific loci, suggesting that such identity can be imparted by additional lineage-specific transcription factors...
September 7, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864896/dependence-of-expression-of-regulatory-master-genes-of-embryonic-development-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells-on-the-intracellular-concentration-of-the-master-regulator-pdx1
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L G Kondratyeva, D A Didych, I P Chernov, E P Kopantzev, E A Stukacheva, T V Vinogradova, E D Sverdlov
Exogenous expression of the gene encoding the pancreatic master regulator PDX1 in cell lines with different degrees of differentiation of pancreatic cancer cells is accompanied by changes in the expression of known master genes involved in cancer progression. In BxPC3(PDX+) cells, as compared to BxPC3(PDX-), we detected an increased expression of the following genes: NKX6.1 (2 times), NR5A2 (2.5 times), KLF5 (1.8 times), ZEB1 (3 times), and ONECUT1 (1.3 times), as well as a decreased expression of MUC1 and SLUG genes (3 and 2 times, respectively)...
July 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796037/functional-prediction-of-mir-3144-5p-in-human-cardiac-myocytes-based-on-transcriptome-sequencing-and-bioinformatics
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Lei Ruan, Yi Yang, Yi Huang, Ling Ding, Cuntai Zhang, Xiaofen Wu
BACKGROUND: RAN guanine nucleotide release factor (RANGRF) encoding protein MOG1 plays an important role in cardiac arrhythmia, so we intended to investigate the regulatory miRNA of RANGRF and explore its potential regulatory mechanism in arrhythmogenesis. METHODS: Based on bioinformatic analysis, miR-3144-5p was predicted to be a regulatory miRNA of RANGRF, which were then validated through a dual-luciferase reporter plasmid assay. Subsequently, the expression level of miR-3144-5p in human cardiac myocytes (HCMs) was detected, followed by cell transfection with miR-3144-5p mimics...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794909/role-of-the-lf-sine-derived-distal-isl1-enhancer-in-patients-with-classic-bladder-exstrophy
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Rong Zhang, Michael Knapp, Franziska Kause, Heiko Reutter, Michael Ludwig
A genome-wide association study and meta-analysis identified ISL1 as the first genome-wide significant susceptibility gene for classic bladder exstrophy (CBE). A short interspersed repetitive element (SINE), first detected in lobe-finned fishes (LF-SINE), was shown to drive Isl1 expression in embryonic mouse genital eminence. Hence, we assumed this enhancer a conclusive target for mutations associated with CBE formation and analyzed a cohort of 200 CBE patients. Although we identified two enhancer variants in five CBE patients, their clinical significance seems unlikely, implying that sequence variants in the ISL1 LF-SINE enhancer are not frequently associated with CBE...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751678/morpho-functional-characterization-of-the-systemic-venous-pole-of-the-reptile-heart
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Bjarke Jensen, Signe Vesterskov, Bastiaan J Boukens, Jan M Nielsen, Antoon F M Moorman, Vincent M Christoffels, Tobias Wang
Mammals evolved from reptile-like ancestors, and while the mammalian heart is driven by a distinct sinus node, a sinus node is not apparent in reptiles. We characterized the myocardial systemic venous pole, the sinus venosus, in reptiles to identify the dominant pacemaker and to assess whether the sinus venosus remodels and adopts an atrium-like phenotype as observed in mammals. Anolis lizards had an extensive sinus venosus of myocardium expressing Tbx18. A small sub-population of cells encircling the sinuatrial junction expressed Isl1, Bmp2, Tbx3, and Hcn4, homologues of genes marking the mammalian sinus node...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676648/interactions-between-lhx3-and-isl1-family-lim-homeodomain-transcription-factors-are-conserved-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Mugdha Bhati, Estelle Llamosas, David A Jacques, Cy M Jeffries, Siavoush Dastmalchi, Nina Ripin, Hannah R Nicholas, Jacqueline M Matthews
LIM-Homeodomain (LIM-HD) transcription factors are highly conserved in animals where they are thought to act in a transcriptional 'LIM code' that specifies cell types, particularly in the central nervous system. In chick and mammals the interaction between two LIM-HD proteins, LHX3 and Islet1 (ISL1), is essential for the development of motor neurons. Using yeast two-hybrid analysis we showed that the Caenorhabditis elegans orthologs of LHX3 and ISL1, CEH-14 and LIM-7 can physically interact. Structural characterisation of a complex comprising the LIM domains from CEH-14 and a LIM-interaction domain from LIM-7 showed that these nematode proteins assemble to form a structure that closely resembles that of their vertebrate counterparts...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671548/motoneurons-regulate-the-central-pattern-generator-during-drug-induced-locomotor-like-activity-in-the-neonatal-mouse
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Melanie Falgairolle, Joshua G Puhl, Avinash Pujala, Wenfang Liu, Michael J O'Donovan
Motoneurons are traditionally viewed as the output of the spinal cord that do not influence locomotor rhythmogenesis. We assessed the role of motoneuron firing during ongoing locomotor-like activity in neonatal mice expressing archaerhopsin-3 (Arch), halorhodopsin (eNpHR), or channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) in Choline acetyltransferase neurons (ChAT(+)) or Arch in LIM-homeodomain transcription factor Isl1(+) neurons. Illumination of the lumbar cord in mice expressing eNpHR or Arch in ChAT(+) or Isl1(+) neurons, depressed motoneuron discharge, transiently decreased the frequency, and perturbed the phasing of the locomotor-like rhythm...
July 3, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650075/isl1-controls-patterning-and-mineralization-of-enamel-in-the-continuously-renewing-mouse-incisor
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Adrien Naveau, Bin Zhang, Bo Meng, McGarrett T Sutherland, Michaela Prochazkova, Timothy Wen, Pauline Marangoni, Kyle B Jones, Timothy C Cox, Bernhard Ganss, Andrew H Jheon, Ophir D Klein
Rodents are characterized by continuously renewing incisors whose growth is fueled by epithelial and mesenchymal stem cells housed in the proximal compartments of the tooth. The epithelial stem cells reside in structures known as the labial (toward the lip) and lingual (toward the tongue) cervical loops (laCL and liCL, respectively). An important feature of the rodent incisor is that enamel, the outer, highly mineralized layer, is asymmetrically distributed, because it is normally generated by the laCL but not the liCL...
November 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648899/transient-hes5-activity-instructs-mesodermal-cells-toward-a-cardiac-fate
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Ana G Freire, Avinash Waghray, Francisca Soares-da-Silva, Tatiana P Resende, Dung-Fang Lee, Carlos-Filipe Pereira, Diana S Nascimento, Ihor R Lemischka, Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó
Notch signaling plays a role in specifying a cardiac fate but the downstream effectors remain unknown. In this study we implicate the Notch downstream effector HES5 in cardiogenesis. We show transient Hes5 expression in early mesoderm of gastrulating embryos and demonstrate, by loss and gain-of-function experiments in mouse embryonic stem cells, that HES5 favors cardiac over primitive erythroid fate. Hes5 overexpression promotes upregulation of the cardiac gene Isl1, while the hematopoietic regulator Scl is downregulated...
July 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647274/sonic-hedgehog-pathway-suppression-and-reactivation-accelerates-differentiation-of-rat-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-toward-insulin-producing-cells
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Dian Dayer, Mahmoud Hashemi Tabar, Eskandar Moghimipour, Mohammad Reza Tabandeh, Ata A Ghadiri, Elham Allah Bakhshi, Mahmoud Orazizadeh, Mohammad Ali Ghafari
BACKGROUND AIMS: Sonic hedgehog (Shh) is an intercellular signaling molecule that regulates pancreas development in mammals. Manipulation of Shh signaling pathway can be used as reliable approach to improve the generation of functional insulin-producing cells (IPCs) from mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). METHODS: In the present study, a novel differentiation protocol was used to produce IPCs from adipose tissue-derived MSCs (ATDMSCs) based on sequential inhibition and reactivation of Shh pathway...
June 21, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624850/the-plant-lim-proteins-unlocking-the-hidden-attractions
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Vikas Srivastava, Praveen Kumar Verma
The plant LIMs comprise two sub-families with one (DA1/DAR) and two (2LIM) LIM domains. This review comprehensively discussed the structure and potential role of this protein family in diverse area of plant biology. The description of first eukaryote lineage-specific plant LIM domain (LIN11, ISL1, and MEC3) proteins was observed in Helianthus long back. The successive study of LIM proteins in diverse plants has shown its vital relation to development, metabolism and defence. This nascent gene family has been worked out for their role in actin dynamics, organ size determination and transcription regulation...
June 17, 2017: Planta
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