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Xiao Zheng, Wen Kang, Huihui Liu, Shanyu Guo
It is abundantly clear that tumor-derived parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) are central contributors in promoting osteolytic process of breast carcinoma bone metastasis. Forcusing on this molecular basis, the study was undertaken to explore the inhibition effects of total flavonoids from Scutellaria barbata D. Don (TF-SB) on human breast carcinoma bone metastasis. MDA-MB-231 cells and nude mouse models of breast cancer bone metastasis were given TF-SB in different concentrations...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Larysse Maira Campos-Verdes, Danylo Rafhael Costa-Silva, João Paulo da Silva-Sampaio, Maria da Conceição Barros-Oliveira, Carla Solange Escórcio-Dourado, Luana Mota Martins, Fabiane Araújo Sampaio, Camila Revoredo, Francisco Adelton Alves-Ribeiro, Benedito Borges da Silva
Polymorphism of the calcium-sensing receptor gene (CaSR or CaR) has been associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. This receptor plays an important role in calcium homeostasis, and has also been detected in several tissues that are unrelated to calcium metabolism, such as the skin, brain, and breast. The calcium-sensing receptor on cellular level, it regulates cell differentiation, proliferation, cell death, and gene expression. In breast cancer cells, CaSR seems to stimulate secretion of the parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), which stimulates cellular proliferation...
March 5, 2018: Cancer Investigation
Andrew J Shepherd, Aaron D Mickle, Suraj Kadunganattil, Hongzhen Hu, Durga P Mohapatra
Bone metastasis in breast, prostate and lung cancers often leads to chronic pain, which is poorly managed by existing analgesics. The neurobiological mechanisms that underlie chronic pain associated with bone-metastasized cancers are not well understood, but sensitization of peripheral nociceptors by tumor microenvironment factors has been demonstrated to be important. Parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) is highly expressed in bone-metastasized breast and prostate cancers, and is critical to growth and proliferation of these tumors in the bone tumor microenvironment...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Shengnan Li, Fan Li, Shujuan Zou, Li Zhang, Yuxing Bai
Objective: To investigate the regulatory role of type I parathyroid hormone receptor (PTH1R) signalling in the mechanotransduction process of cementoblasts under cyclic tensile stress (CTS). Materials and methods: Immortalized cementoblast cell line OCCM-30 were employed and subjected to cyclic tensile strain applied by a four-point bending system. The expression of PTHrP and PTH1R, as well as cementoblastic transcription factor Runx-2, Osterix, and extracellular matrix protein COL-1 and OPN were assessed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
January 31, 2018: European Journal of Orthodontics
Youn Hee Jee, Jinhee Wang, Shanna Yue, Melissa Jennings, Samuel J H Clokie, Ola Nilsson, Julian Lui, Jeffrey Baron
Growth plate chondrocytes undergo sequential differentiation to form the resting (RZ), proliferative (PZ), and hypertrophic zones (HZ). The important role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the growth plate was previously revealed by cartilage-specific ablation of Dicer, an enzyme essential for biogenesis of many miRNAs. To identify specific miRNAs that regulate differentiation of PZ chondrocytes to HZ chondrocytes, we microdissected individual growth plate zones from juvenile rats and performed miRNA profiling using a solution hybridization method and also miRNA-seq...
January 30, 2018: Endocrinology
Joseph D Gardinier, Niloufar Rostami, Lauren Juliano, Chunbin Zhang
Exercise is a key determinate of fracture risk and provides a clinical means to promote bone formation. However, the efficacy of exercise to increase bone mass declines with age. The purpose of this study was to identify age-related differences in the anabolic response to exercise at the cellular and tissue level. To this end, young (8-weeks of age) and adult (36-weeks of age) male mice were subjected to a moderate exercise regimen of running on a treadmill. As a result, exercise had a significant effect on PTHrP and SOST gene expression during the first week that was dependent upon age...
June 2018: Bone Reports
Run Yu
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January 20, 2018: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
Rory M Shallis, Rachel S Rome, John L Reagan
INTRODUCTION: The etiology of hypercalcemia in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) has been most often attributed to either elevated serum levels of 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (calcitriol) or parathyroid-related protein (PTHrP). In a single-center retrospective review, we evaluated the incidence of, and outcomes associated with, hypercalcemia in NHL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The medical records of patients with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of NHL and ≥ 1 episode of hypercalcemia were evaluated for demographic and lymphoma-specific factors, including the response to therapy and overall survival...
December 30, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Mazène Hochane, Denis Raison, Catherine Coquard, Claire Béraud, Sabrina Danilin, Audrey Bethry, Thierry Massfelder, Mariette Barthelmebs
Proliferative glomerulonephritis is characterized by local inflammation and mesangial cell deterioration, followed by mesangial proliferation and glomerular healing. Parathyroid-hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) is a mesangial cytokine-like growth factor implicated in mesangial proliferation and survival. No data are available about its role in glomerulonephritis. Herein, we analyzed the expression and role of PTHrP in glomerular inflammation and healing in an experimental model of glomerulonephritis induced by intravenous injection of Habu-snake venom in mice...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
S Portal-Núñez, J A Ardura, D Lozano, I Martínez de Toda, M De la Fuente, G Herrero-Beaumont, R Largo, P Esbrit
OBJECTIVES: Oxidative stress plays a major role in the onset and progression of involutional osteoporosis. However, classical antioxidants fail to restore osteoblast function. Interestingly, the bone anabolism of parathyroid hormone (PTH) has been shown to be associated with its ability to counteract oxidative stress in osteoblasts. The PTH counterpart in bone, which is the PTH-related protein (PTHrP), displays osteogenic actions through both its N-terminal PTH-like region and the C-terminal domain...
January 2018: Bone & Joint Research
J J Vaca-González, M Moncayo-Donoso, J M Guevara, Y Hata, S J Shefelbine, D A Garzón-Alvarado
Long bone formation starts early during embryonic development through a process known as endochondral ossification. This is a highly regulated mechanism that involves several mechanical and biochemical factors. Because long bone development is an extremely complex process, it is unclear how biochemical regulation is affected when dynamic loads are applied, and also how the combination of mechanical and biochemical factors affect the shape acquired by the bone during early development. In this study, we develop a mechanobiological model combining: (1) a reaction-diffusion system to describe the biochemical process and (2) a poroelastic model to determine the stresses and fluid flow due to loading...
January 10, 2018: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
Riko Nishimura, Kenji Hata, Eriko Nakamura, Tomohiko Murakami, Yoshifumi Takahata
Transcription factors play important roles in the regulation of cartilage development by controlling the expression of chondrogenic genes. Genetic studies have revealed that Sox9/Sox5/Sox6, Runx2/Runx3 and Osterix in particular are essential for the sequential steps of cartilage development. Importantly, these transcription factors form network systems that are also required for appropriate cartilage development. Molecular cloning approaches have largely contributed to the identification of several transcriptional partners for Sox9 and Runx2 during cartilage development...
January 8, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
Ng Shyh-Chang
Wasting of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle is a hallmark of metastatic cancer and a major cause of death. Like patients with cachexia caused by other chronic infections or inflammatory diseases, the cancer subject manifests both malnutrition and metabolic stress. Both carbohydrate utilization and amino acid incorporation are decreased in the muscles of cancer cachexia patients. Cancer cells affect host metabolism in two ways: (a) their own metabolism of nutrients into other metabolites and (b) circulating factors they secrete or induce the host to secrete...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Hui-Ju Wang, Liang Wang, Shu-Shu Song, Xiang-Lei He, Hong-Ying Pan, Zhi-Ming Hu, Xiao-Zhou Mou
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hypercalcemia is a potentially fatal and not rare complication of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and its underlying mechanism remains unclear. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is the most important regulator of the concentrations of calcium and phosphate in blood; parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) was the most frequent cause of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy; parathyroid hormone 1 receptor (PTH1R) is the common receptor for PTH and PTHrP. The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of PTH, PTHrP, and PTH1R in HCC tissues, and their relationship with clinical pathological characters in HCC...
December 15, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
Joon Jin, Jin Ook Chung, Min Young Chung, Dong Hyeok Cho, Dong Jin Chung
Background: The aim of this study is to determine the proportion of cancers presenting with parathyroid hormone (PTH) related protein (PTHrP)-mediated hypercalcemia, examine the clinical and biochemical characteristics, identify predictive factors for survival. And we also compared those characteristics between solid organ and hematologic malignancy groups. Methods: Cancer patients with PTHrP-mediated hypercalcemia who were treated at Chonnam National University Hospital in Korea from January 2005 to January 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
Eric G Boyce, Yvonne Mai, Christopher Pham
OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy, safety, and economics of abaloparatide in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. DATA SOURCES: PubMed (1966 to October 2017), (October 2017), and Scopus (1970 to October 2017) were searched using abaloparatide, Tymlos, BA058, PTHrP 1-34 analog, and parathyroid hormone-related peptide 1-34 analog. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Human studies published in peer-reviewed publications in English were the primary sources for efficacy, safety, and economic data...
December 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Helen E Gruber, Nomaan Ashraf, Michael D Cox, Jane A Ingram, Megan Templin, John Michael Wattenbarger
BACKGROUND: Although physeal fractures and physeal bars can result in significant clinical consequences to growth and development of the injured physis, little orthopaedic research has focused upon this topic. Our objective was to extend a previously developed rat model to examine the immunohistochemical features following surgical application of techniques disrupting the physis. METHODS: Physes were surgically disrupted using fracture (control), epiphyseal scrape (ES), or epiphyseal drill (ED)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Tiantian Song, Yiyan Wang, Huitao Li, Lanlan Chen, Jianpeng Liu, Xianwu Chen, Xiaojun Li, Xiaoheng Li, Linxi Li, Qingquan Lian, Ren-Shan Ge
The regulatory factors for stem Leydig cell development are largely unknown. Herein, we reported that parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) may be a factor to regulate this process. The effects of PTHrP on rat stem Leydig cell proliferation and differentiation were investigated using a stem Leydig cell culture system and an ethane dimethane sulfonate (EDS)-treated in vivo Leydig cell regeneration model. PTHrP (1,000 pg/ml) significantly increased medium testosterone level and up-regulated STAR, CYP17A1, and 17β-HSD3 expressions...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
María Piedra, Ana Berja, Laura Ramos, María Teresa García-Unzueta, Jesús Manuel Morán, David Ruiz, José Antonio Amado
BACKGROUND: The receptor of parathyroid hormone and parathyroid hormone-related-protein (PTH/PTHrp) is located in the cell membrane of target tissues - kidney and osteoblasts. It is a G protein-coupled-receptor whose Gs α subunit is encoded by the GNAS gene. Our aim was to study whether the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) T393C of the GNAS gene is associated with renal stones, bone mineral density (BMD), or bone remodelling markers in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). METHODS: An analysis was made of clinical and biochemical parameters and densitometric values in three areas and their relationship with the T393C SNP of the GNAS gene in 261 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and in 328 healthy controls...
December 2017: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
Abbas Agaimy, Deike Strobel, Thomas Strecker
Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT), is a rare SMARCA4-driven aggressive malignancy of young age characteristically associated with paraneoplastic hypercalcemia. Comparable neoplasms/presentations have not been reported in males. A 39-year-old male heart transplant recipient (HTX 40 months previously) presented with multiple liver nodules and hypercalcemic crisis. The serum parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrp) was significantly elevated (241 pg/ml; reference value < 57)...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
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