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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345968/mature-gastric-chief-cells-are-not-required-for-the-development-of-metaplasia
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Hiroto Kinoshita, Yoku Hayakawa, Zhengchuan Niu, Mitsuru Konishi, Masahiro Hata, Mayo Tsuboi, Yuki Hayata, Yohko Hikiba, Sozaburo Ihara, Hayato Nakagawa, Yoshihiro Hirata, Timothy C Wang, K Koike
During human gastric carcinogenesis, intestinal metaplasia (IM) is frequently seen in the atrophic stomach. In mice, a distinct type of metaplasia known as spasmolytic polypeptide-expressing metaplasia (SPEM) is found in several inflammatory and genetically engineered models. Given the diversity of long- and short-term models of mouse SPEM, it remains unclear whether all models have a shared or distinct molecular mechanism. The origin of SPEM in mice is currently under debate. It is postulated that stem or progenitor cells acquire genetic alterations that then supply metaplastic cell clones, while the possibility of transdifferentiation or dedifferentiation from mature gastric chief cells has also been suggested...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345024/being-pluripotent-bone-marrow-vsels-rather-than-hscs-have-the-potential-to-regenerate-other-adult-organs
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REVIEW
Deepa Bhartiya
Recent study by Deanne's group provides evidence that transplanted GFP positive bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) expressing CD45 do not regenerate the endometrium of irradiated mice. The results do not surprise us since global efforts to regenerate various organs by transplanting bone marrow (BM) mononuclear cells (presumably enriched for HSCs) have failed. HSCs can only regenerate/reconstitute BM as they are 'committed progenitors' that are specified from more primitive, CD45 negative stem cells...
January 18, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343723/pharmacological-targeting-of-bet-proteins-attenuates-radiation-induced-lung-fibrosis
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Jian Wang, Fangzheng Zhou, Zhenyu Li, Hong Mei, Ye Wang, Hong Ma, Liangliang Shi, Ai Huang, Tao Zhang, Zhenyu Lin, Gang Wu
Radiation-induced lung injury has restricted radiotherapy for thoracic cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the radioprotective effects of bromodomain and extra terminal (BET) inhibitor JQ1 in a murine model of pulmonary damage. Chest computed tomography (CT) was performed in a rat model after 20 Gy radiation of the right thorax. And histological evaluation and protein expressions of irradiated tissue were analyzed to confirm the potential anti-fibrosis effect of JQ1 and its underlying mechanisms...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340836/primary-culture-of-lung-fibroblasts-from-hyperoxia-exposed-rats-and-a-proliferative-characteristics-study
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Shi-Meng Zhao, Hong-Min Wu, Mei-Ling Cao, Dan Han
Lung fibrosis is an ultimate consequence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) which shows the excessive proliferation of lung fibroblasts (LFs). To find a better model for studying the role of LFs in hyperoxia-induced lung fibrosis at the cellular level, we isolated LFs from the lung tissue of hyperoxia- and normoxia-exposed rat lungs on postnatal days 7, 14 and 21 for primary culture to study their proliferative behavior. In the present study, the LF predominance was > 95% in our culture method. The LFs isolated from rats exposed to hyperoxia in vivo showed significantly greater proliferation than that from normoxia-exposed rats...
January 16, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338749/interleukin-6-induces-fat-loss-in-cancer-cachexia-by-promoting-white-adipose-tissue-lipolysis-and-browning
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Jun Han, Qingyang Meng, Lei Shen, Guohao Wu
BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia is a progressive and multi-factorial metabolic syndrome characterized by loss of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle. White adipose tissue (WAT) lipolysis and white-to-brown transdifferentiation of WAT (WAT browning) are proposed to contribute to WAT atrophy in cancer cachexia. Chronic inflammation, mediated by cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), has been reported to promote cancer cachexia. However, whether chronic inflammation promotes cancer cachexia by regulating WAT metabolism and the underlying mechanism remains unclear...
January 16, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336371/in-vitro-flow-perfusion-maintaining-long-term-viability-of-the-rat-groin-fat-flap-a-novel-model-for-research-on-large-scale-engineered-tissues
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Yang An, Fang-Fei Nie, Ze-Lian Qin, Hong-Yu Xue, Lu-Jia Chen, Bi Li, Dong Li
BACKGROUND: Large-scale muscle tissue engineering remains a major challenge. An axial vascular pedicle and perfusion bioreactor are necessary for the development and maintenance of large-scale engineered muscle to ensure circulation within the construct. We aimed to develop a novel experimental model of a large-scale engineered muscle flap from an existing rat groin fat flap. METHODS: A fat flap based on the superficial inferior epigastric vascular pedicle was excised from rats and placed into a perfusion bioreactor...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334121/the-multipotency-to-commitment-transition-mct-in-c-elegans-implications-for-reprogramming-from-cells-to-organs
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REVIEW
Erik A Spickard, Pradeep M Joshi, Joel H Rothman
In animal embryos, cells transition from a multipotential state, with the capacity to adopt multiple fates, into an irreversible, committed state of differentiation. This multipotency-to-commitment transition (MCT) is evident from experiments in which cell fate is reprogrammed by transcription factors for cell-type-specific differentiation, as has been observed extensively in C. elegans. Although factors that direct differentiation into each of the three germ layer types cannot generally reprogram cells after the MCT in this animal, transcription factors for endoderm development are able to do so in multiple differentiated cell types...
January 15, 2018: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328529/hinokitiol-ablates-myofibroblast-activation-in-precancerous-oral-submucous-fibrosis-by-targeting-snail
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Hui-Wen Yang, Ming-Yi Lu, Yu-Wei Chiu, Yi-Wen Liao, Yu-Feng Huang, Pin Ju Chueh, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Cheng-Chia Yu
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a precancerous condition with symptoms of limited mouth opening and areca nut chewing habit has been implicated in its pathogenesis. Hinokitiol, a natural tropolone derived from Chamacyparis taiwanensis, has been reported to improve oral lichen planus and inhibit various cancer cells. Here, we showed that hinokitiol reduced the myofibroblast activities in fBMFs and prevented the arecoline-induced transdifferentiation. Treatment of hinokitiol dose-dependently downregulated the myofibroblast markers as well as various EMT transcriptional factors...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316432/what-s-in-a-name-cell-fate-reprogramming-in-sarcomagenesis
#9
Kevin B Jones
Differentiation features in cancer cells are typically attributed to the cell of origin. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Drummond et al. demonstrate a transdifferentiation program apparent in rhabdomyosarcomas (cancers with skeletal muscle differentiation features) arising through cell fate reprogramming from a single oncogene activation in endothelial cell precursors.
January 8, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316425/hedgehog-pathway-drives-fusion-negative-rhabdomyosarcoma-initiated-from-non-myogenic-endothelial-progenitors
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Catherine J Drummond, Jason A Hanna, Matthew R Garcia, Daniel J Devine, Alana J Heyrana, David Finkelstein, Jerold E Rehg, Mark E Hatley
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a pediatric soft tissue sarcoma that histologically resembles embryonic skeletal muscle. RMS occurs throughout the body and an exclusively myogenic origin does not account for RMS occurring in sites devoid of skeletal muscle. We previously described an RMS model activating a conditional constitutively active Smoothened mutant (SmoM2) with aP2-Cre. Using genetic fate mapping, we show SmoM2 expression in Cre-expressing endothelial progenitors results in myogenic transdifferentiation and RMS...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310805/basic-components-of-vascular-connective-tissue-and-extracellular-matrix
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Jaroslava Halper
Though the composition of the three layers constituting the blood vessel wall varies among the different types of blood vessels, and some layers may even be missing in capillaries, certain basic components, and properties are shared by all blood vessels, though each histologically distinct layer contains a unique complement of extracellular components, growth factors and cytokines, and cell types as well. The structure and composition of vessel layers informs and is informed by the function of the particular blood vessel...
2018: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309807/solitary-fibrous-tumor-with-neuroendocrine-and-squamous-dedifferentiation-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall
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Chuanyong Lu, Deepu Alex, Ryma Benayed, Marc K Rosenblum, Meera R Hameed
Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a ubiquitous mesenchymal neoplasm of deep soft tissue with variable and often unpredictable biological behavior. The lineage is presumed to be fibroblastic and histological features range from benign to overtly malignant with rare tumors showing "dedifferentiation" or transformation to undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. Dedifferentiation in mesenchymal neoplasms is a phenomenon of histologic progression of a well-differentiated neoplasm to a high-grade sarcoma which can differentiate along divergent lines...
January 5, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309763/manipulating-cell-fate-while-confronting-reproducibility-concerns
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REVIEW
Jeannette M Osterloh, Kevin Mullane
Biomedical research is being transformed by the discovery and use of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). Remarkable progress has been made, and assorted clinical trials are underway related to the application of stem cell therapy, including transplantation of hPSC-derived cells, in situ reprogramming or transdifferentiation, and utilization of targets and compounds identified from patient-derived stem cells. However, the pace of discovery is overwhelming efforts to replicate the work of others, prompting a concern over validity and reproducibility...
January 5, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308766/-roles-of-macrophage-mediated-epithelial-mesenchymal-transdifferentiation-in-fibrotic-diseases
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Qianqian Zhang, Xiaohui Zhou, Lunxian Tang
It is reported that fibrotic changes seemed to be associated with poor prognosis in patients with organ dysfunction, unfortunately no effective treatment existed currently. Recent studies have demonstrated that macrophages can interact with epithelial cells to induce epithelial mesenchymal transdifferentiation (EMT) which is thought to play a key role in the pathogenesis of a variety of fibrotic diseases. Therefore, this review will summarize the potential role of macrophages in the molecular mechanisms of EMT-associated fibrosis...
January 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305935/hedgehog-yap-signaling-pathway-regulates-glutaminolysis-to-control-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation
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Kuo Du, Jeongeun Hyun, Richard T Premont, Steve S Choi, Gregory A Michelotti, Marzena Swiderska-Syn, George D Dalton, Eric Thelen, Bahar Salimian Rizi, Youngmi Jung, Anna Mae Diehl
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cirrhosis results from accumulation of myofibroblasts derived from quiescent hepatic stellate cells (Q-HSCs); it regresses when myofibroblastic HSCs are depleted. Hedgehog signaling promotes transdifferentiation of HSCs by activating Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1 or YAP) and inducing aerobic glycolysis. However, increased aerobic glycolysis alone cannot meet the high metabolic demands of myofibroblastic HSCs. Determining the metabolic processes of these cells could lead to strategies to prevent progressive liver fibrosis, so we investigated whether glutaminolysis (conversion of glutamine to alpha-ketoglutarate) sustains energy metabolism and permits anabolism when Q-HSCs become myofibroblastic, and whether this is controlled by hedgehog signaling to YAP...
January 3, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290521/th17-plasticity-and-its-relevance-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Aito Ueno, Louisa Jeffery, Taku Kobayashi, Toshifumi Hibi, Subrata Ghosh, Humberto Jijon
It is now clear that previously polarized T cells possess the ability to change their phenotype and repolarize towards different fates. This intrinsic flexibility is commonly referred to as plasticity and is influenced by the cytokine milieu, microbial products and products of metabolism which, in turn, regulate transcription factors and epigenetic machinery in the intestinal lamina propria. The intestinal immune system faces a particularly difficult challenge. It serves to protect the largest mucosal surface against infection and injury while maintaining a state of tolerance towards dietary antigens and the largest population of commensal organisms in the body...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286303/disturbed-vitamin-a-metabolism-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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REVIEW
Ali Saeed, Robin P F Dullaart, Tim C M A Schreuder, Hans Blokzijl, Klaas Nico Faber
Vitamin A is required for important physiological processes, including embryogenesis, vision, cell proliferation and differentiation, immune regulation, and glucose and lipid metabolism. Many of vitamin A's functions are executed through retinoic acids that activate transcriptional networks controlled by retinoic acid receptors (RARs) and retinoid X receptors (RXRs).The liver plays a central role in vitamin A metabolism: (1) it produces bile supporting efficient intestinal absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A; (2) it produces retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) that distributes vitamin A, as retinol, to peripheral tissues; and (3) it harbors the largest body supply of vitamin A, mostly as retinyl esters, in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs)...
December 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285747/potential-role-of-ndrg2-in-reprogramming-cancer-metabolism-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#18
REVIEW
Xiang-Liu Chen, Lan Lei, Lian-Lian Hong, Lian-Lian Ling
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) allows a cell with epithelial characteristics to transdifferentiate into a cell with mesenchymal characteristics, which is recognized as a key priming event for the initiation and evolvement of cancer metastasis. Accumulating data have shown that aberrant cancer metabolism contributes to the execution of EMT and cancer metastasis through multiple pathological pathways. Recently, the N-MYC downstream-regulated gene 2 (NDRG2), as a tumor suppressor and metabolism-related gene in various cancers, has been widely noted...
December 29, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285050/thalidomide-and-its-analogues-a-review-of-the-potential-for-immunomodulation-of-fibrosis-diseases-and-opthalmopathy
#19
Ting Liu, Feng Guo, Xiaomin Zhu, Xiangge He, Lin Xie
The US Food and Drug Administration approved thalidomide and its analogues for the treatment of erythema nodosum leprosum, in spite of the notoriety of reports of severe birth defects in the middle of the last century. As immunomodulatory drugs, thalidomide and its analogues have been used to effectively treat various diseases. In the present review, preclinical data about the effects of thalidomide and its analogues on the immune system are integrated, including the effects of cytokines on transdifferentiation, the anti-inflammatory effect, immune cell function regulation and angiogenesis...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284167/regenerative-medicine-cardiac-cell-therapy-adult-somatic-progenitor-cells
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Timo Z Nazari-Shafti, Jörg Kempfert, Volkmar Falk, Wilhelm Röll, Christof Stamm
Preclinical data suggested that somatic stem or progenitor cells derived induce and/or support endogenous repair mechanisms of the myocardium. Such cell populations were clearly shown to promote neovascularization in postischemic tissue, and some evidence also indicated transdifferentiation into cardiomyocytes. In the clinical setting, however, many attempts to regenerate damaged myocardium with a variety of autologous and allogeneic somatic progenitors have failed to generate the expected therapeutic efficacy...
December 28, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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