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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922541/effects-of-collagen-peptides-intake-on-skin-ageing-and-platelet-release-in-chronologically-aged-mice-revealed-by-cytokine-array-analysis
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Hongdong Song, Ling Zhang, Yongkang Luo, Siqi Zhang, Bo Li
Action mechanisms underlying various biological activities of collagen peptides (CPs) remained to be elucidated. Cytokines may play an important role in mediating these health benefits of CPs. This study aimed to systemically examine the cytokines in skin and blood regulated by CPs intake. Thirteen-month-old female Kunming mice were administered with CPs for 2 months (0 or 400 mg/kg bodyweight/day). The cytokines in skin and plasma were analysed using a 53-cytokine array and corresponding ELISA kits. In skin, CPs intake significantly down-regulated placenta growth factor (PIGF-2), insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-binding protein (IGFBP) -2 and IGFBP-3, and up-regulated platelet factor 4 (PF4), serpin E1 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 ...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921936/sprouty2-is-involved-in-the-control-of-osteoblast-proliferation-and-differentiation-through-the-fgf-and-bmp-signaling-pathways
#2
Takaharu Taketomi, Tomohiro Onimura, Daigo Yoshiga, Daichi Muratsu, Terukazu Sanui, Takao Fukuda, Jingo Kusukawa, Seiji Nakamura
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) play essential roles in bone formation and osteoblast activity through the extracellular signal regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and Smad pathways. Sprouty family members are intracellular inhibitors of the FGF signaling pathway, and four orthologs of Sprouty have been identified in mammals. In vivo analyses have revealed that Sprouty2 is associated with bone formation. However, the mechanism by which the Sprouty family controls bone formation has not been clarified...
September 16, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921304/expression-and-purification-of-an-fgf9-fusion-protein-in-e-coli-and-the-effects-of-the-fgf9-subfamily-on-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-migration
#3
Shen Wang, Haipeng Lin, Tiantian Zhao, Sisi Huang, David G Fernig, Nuo Xu, Fenfang Wu, Mi Zhou, Chao Jiang, Haishan Tian
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 9 has oncogenic activity and plays an important role in the development of ovarian, lung, prostate, and gastric cancers. In the present study, with the aim of reducing the cost of utilizing growth factors in cancer research, a simple and efficient method for the preparation of recombinant human (rh)FGF9 in Escherichia coli was established. The rhFGF9 fusion protein (6 × His-TEV-rhFGF9) and the native protein released by tobacco etch virus (TEV) protease were obtained using a Ni-NTA system, with > 95% purity...
September 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920077/mimicking-the-bioactivity-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-using-supramolecular-nanoribbons
#4
Charles M Rubert Pérez, Zaida Álvarez, Feng Chen, Taner Aytun, Samuel I Stupp
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) is a multifunctional growth factor that has pleiotropic effects in different tissues and organs. In particular, FGF-2 has a special role in angiogenesis, an important process in development, wound healing, cell survival, and differentiation. Therefore, incorporating biological agents like FGF-2 within therapeutic biomaterials is a potential strategy to create angiogenic bioactivity for the repair of damaged tissue caused by trauma or complications that arise from age and/or disease...
September 11, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919046/fgf23-activates-injury-primed-renal-fibroblasts-via-fgfr4-dependent-signalling-and-enhancement-of-tgf-%C3%AE-autoinduction
#5
Edward R Smith, Stephen G Holt, Tim D Hewitson
Bone-derived fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is an important endocrine regulator of mineral homeostasis with effects transduced by cognate FGF receptor (FGFR)1-α-Klotho complexes. Circulating FGF23 levels rise precipitously in patients with kidney disease and portend to worse renal and cardiovascular outcomes. De novo expression of FGF23 has been found in the heart and kidney following injury but its significance remains unclear. Studies showing that exposure to chronically high FGF23 concentrations activates hypertrophic gene programmes in the cardiomyocyte, has spawned intense interest in other pathological off-target effects of FGF23 excess...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902848/the-effect-of-hiv-infection-and-hcv-viremia-on-inflammatory-mediators-and-hepatic-injury-the-women-s-interagency-hiv-study
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Sheila M Keating, Jennifer L Dodge, Philip J Norris, John Heitman, Stephen J Gange, Audrey L French, Marshall J Glesby, Brian R Edlin, Patricia S Latham, Maria C Villacres, Ruth M Greenblatt, Marion G Peters
Hepatitis C virus infection induces inflammation and while it is believed that HIV co-infection enhances this response, HIV control may reduce inflammation and liver fibrosis in resolved or viremic HCV infection. Measurement of systemic biomarkers in co-infection could help define the mechanism of inflammation on fibrosis and determine if HIV control reduces liver pathology. A nested case-control study was performed to explore the relationship of systemic biomarkers of inflammation with liver fibrosis in HCV viremic and/or seropositive women with and without HIV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901584/the-primary-cilium-as-a-signaling-nexus-for-growth-plate-function-and-subsequent-skeletal-development
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Emily R Moore, Christopher R Jacobs
The primary cilium is a solitary, antenna-like sensory organelle with many important roles in cartilage and bone development, maintenance, and function. The primary cilium's potential role as a signaling nexus in the growth plate makes it an attractive therapeutic target for diseases and disorders associated with bone development and maintenance. Many signaling pathways that are mediated by the cilium - such as Hh, Wnt, Ihh/PTHrP, TGFβ, BMP, FGF, and Notch - are also known to influence endochondral ossification, primarily by directing growth plate formation and chondrocyte behavior...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901443/basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-increases-ift88-expression-in-chondrocytes
#8
Daolu Zhan, Wei Xiang, Fengjing Guo, Yuanzheng Ma
Intraflagellar transport protein 88 (IFT88) is protein crucial for the assembly and maintenance of primary cilia in chondrocytes. Primary cilia regulate mechanical and chemical signals in chondrocytes; however, the effects of cytokines on IFT88 expression and cilia formation and maintenance remain to be elucidated. Therefore, the role of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on IFT88 expression were examined in theATDC5 murine chondrocytic line, in order to investigate the signaling pathways involved in this process...
September 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901253/bacterial-toxins-a-hope-towards-angiogenic-ailments
#9
Rekha Khandia, Ashok Kumar Munjal, Kuldeep Dhama, Yashpal Singh Malik
Angiogenesis is a vital physiological process essential for growth and maintenance of the body. It plays an important role during embryonic development and generally absent in adults with some exceptions like during wound repair and menstrual cycle in women. Excess as well as deficiency in angiogenesis, result in pathological conditions. It is a tightly regulated process; rely on cascade of several molecular signalling pathways involving many effectors like VEGF, FGF, PDGF, IGF etc. Excessive angiogenesis is associated with disorders like tumor, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic retinopathy, endometriosis, psoriasis, adiposity...
September 11, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895052/the-effects-of-periostin-in-a-rat-model-of-isoproterenol-mediated-cardiotoxicity
#10
Mahmut Sözmen, Alparslan K Devrim, Yonca B Kabak, Tuba Devrim, Mert Sudagidan
Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein from fasciclin family, and it plays an important role in the cell adhesion, migration, and growth of the organism. Periostin prevents apoptosis while stimulating cardiomyocytes. The present study was designed to investigate cardioprotective effects of the recombinant murine periostin peptide administration in a rat model of isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial injury. The experiment was performed on 84 adult male Sprague Dawley rats in 4 groups (n = 21): control group (1), periostin-treated group (2), ISO-treated group (3), and ISO + periostin-treated group (4)...
September 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893018/changes-in-gas-composition-during-low-flow-anaesthesia-without-nitrous-oxide
#11
Ranjana Venkatachalapathy, Anusha Cherian, Sakthirajan Panneerselvam
INTRODUCTION: Low flow anaesthesia utilising Oxygen (O2) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) mixture carries a risk of hypoxia, but avoiding N2O results in increased analgesic and volatile anaesthetic agent requirement. AIM: This study attempted to find the lowest Fraction of inspired Oxygen (FiO2) levels achieved with a mixture of 300 mL/min each of O2 and medical air over two hours and to compare the overall analgesic requirement and cost while using similar flows of N2O and O2, respectively...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890195/gk-1-peptide-reduces-tumor-growth-decreases-metastatic-burden-and-increases-survival-in-a-murine-breast-cancer-model
#12
D Torres-García, A Pérez-Torres, K Manoutcharian, U Orbe, R Servín-Blanco, G Fragoso, E Sciutto
GK-1 is a parasite-derived peptide adjuvant of 18 amino acid-length that enhances T-cell function and increases survival in B16-F10 melanoma tumor-bearing mice. This study was designed to evaluate in vivo the antitumor efficacy of GK-1 on 4T1 mouse mammary carcinoma. BALB/c mice with palpable primary tumors were weekly intravenously injected three times with saline solution or three different concentrations (10, 50, or 100μg per mouse) of GK-1. GK-1 significantly increased lifespan (p<0.0001) and reduced the primary tumor weight (p=0...
September 7, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888832/ageing-sensitized-by-ipla2%C3%AE-deficiency-induces-liver-fibrosis-and-intestinal-atrophy-involving-suppression-of-homeostatic-genes-and-alteration-of-intestinal-lipids-and-bile-acids
#13
Li Jiao, Hongying Gan-Schreier, Xingya Zhu, Wang Wei, Sabine Tuma-Kellner, Gerhard Liebisch, Wolfgang Stremmel, WaleeChamulitrat
Ageing is a major risk factor for various forms of liver and gastrointestinal (GI) disease and genetic background may contribute to the pathogenesis of these diseases. Group VIA phospholipase A2 or iPLA2β is a homeostatic PLA2 by playing a role in phospholipid metabolism and remodeling. Global iPLA2β(-/-) mice exhibit aged-dependent phenotypes with body weight loss and abnormalities in the bone and brain. We have previously reported the abnormalities in these mutant mice showing susceptibility for chemical-induced liver injury and colitis...
September 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887084/tethered-growth-factors-on-biocompatible-scaffolds-improve-stemness-of-cultured-rat-and-human-neural-stem-cells-and-growth-of-oligodendrocyte-progenitors
#14
Lisamarie Moore, Nolan B Skop, Deborah E Rothbard, Lucas R Corrubia, Steven W Levison
Currently, there is no widely accepted technique to efficiently and reproducibly grow stem and progenitor cells in vitro. Stem cells require contact with extracellular matrices as well as signals from growth factors to proliferate and to retain their stemness. We have developed a novel tissue culture platform (StemTrix cultureware) that transforms standard tissue culture plasticware into a multi-functional chitosan-based scaffold that supports the expansion of neural stem cells. The StemTrix scaffold is comprised of chitosan with immobilized heparin which in turn tethers heparin-binding growth factors...
September 5, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886439/chronic-high-sucrose-diet-increases-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-production-and-energy-expenditure-in-mice
#15
Ryuya Maekawa, Yusuke Seino, Hidetada Ogata, Masatoshi Murase, Atsushi Iida, Kaori Hosokawa, Erina Joo, Norio Harada, Shin Tsunekawa, Yoji Hamada, Yutaka Oiso, Nobuya Inagaki, Yoshitaka Hayashi, Hiroshi Arima
Excess carbohydrate intake causes obesity in humans. On the other hand, acute administration of fructose, glucose or sucrose in experimental animals has been shown to increase the plasma concentration of anti-obesity hormones such as glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), which contribute to reducing body weight. However, the secretion and action of GLP-1 and FGF21 in mice chronically fed a high-sucrose diet has not been investigated. To address the role of anti-obesity hormones in response to increased sucrose intake, we analyzed mice fed a high-sucrose diet, a high-starch diet or a normal diet for 15 weeks...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886382/distinct-mesenchymal-lineages-and-niches-promote-epithelial-self-renewal-and-myofibrogenesis-in-the-lung
#16
Jarod A Zepp, William J Zacharias, David B Frank, Christina A Cavanaugh, Su Zhou, Michael P Morley, Edward E Morrisey
The lung is an architecturally complex organ comprising a heterogeneous mixture of various epithelial and mesenchymal lineages. We use single-cell RNA sequencing and signaling lineage reporters to generate a spatial and transcriptional map of the lung mesenchyme. We find that each mesenchymal lineage has a distinct spatial address and transcriptional profile leading to unique niche regulatory functions. The mesenchymal alveolar niche cell is Wnt responsive, expresses Pdgfrα, and is critical for alveolar epithelial cell growth and self-renewal...
September 7, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886367/a-modular-platform-for-differentiation-of-human-pscs-into-all-major-ectodermal-lineages
#17
Jason Tchieu, Bastian Zimmer, Faranak Fattahi, Sadaf Amin, Nadja Zeltner, Shuibing Chen, Lorenz Studer
Directing the fate of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into different lineages requires variable starting conditions and components with undefined activities, introducing inconsistencies that confound reproducibility and assessment of specific perturbations. Here we introduce a simple, modular protocol for deriving the four main ectodermal lineages from hPSCs. By precisely varying FGF, BMP, WNT, and TGFβ pathway activity in a minimal, chemically defined medium, we show parallel, robust, and reproducible derivation of neuroectoderm, neural crest (NC), cranial placode (CP), and non-neural ectoderm in multiple hPSC lines, on different substrates independently of cell density...
September 7, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886304/the-roles-of-vasohibin-and-its-family-members-beyond-angiogenesis-modulators
#18
Hua Du, Jing Zhao, Ling Hai, Jing Wu, Hua Yi, Yonghong Shi
Vasohibin-1 is an intrinsic angiogenesis inhibitor, and is expressed in endothelial cells via induction by pro-angiogenesis factors. It is known to inhibit several processes of angiogenesis, with different mechanisms from extrinsic angiogenesis inhibitors. Vasohibin-2 is mainly expressed by mononuclear cells which have been mobilized from bone marrow. It not only promotes angiogenesis, but also modulates the releases of FGF-2 and VEGF, which are the two major inducers for vasohibin1. Hypoxic environment induces the expression of hypoxia-inducible Factor 1α with a result of VEGF release nearly in all tumor cell lines and tissues...
September 8, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881005/relationship-between-family-history-of-type-2-diabetes-and-serum-fgf21
#19
Greggory R Davis, Tiffany Deville, Joshua Guillory, David Bellar, Arnold G Nelson
BACKGROUND: Determining predictive markers for the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D), particularly in young individuals, offers immense potential benefits in preventative medicine. Previous research examining serum fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) in humans has revealed equivocal relationships with clinical markers of metabolic dysfunction. However, it is unknown to what extent, if any, first degree family history of T2D (mother or father of the participant diagnosed with T2D) level affects serum FGF21 levels...
September 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877850/gabapentin-regulates-expression-of-fgf2-and-fgfr1-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-via-microrna-15a-in-the-arthritis-rat-model
#20
Dexu Sun, Junxia Yang, Deguang Wang, Xiangyang Li, Lin Wang, Qian Yu, Suping Qin, Renxian Tang
BACKGROUND: Arthritis is an inflammatory disease with a prevalence rate of approximately 10% in China, which commonly manifests as pain. The aim of the current study was to investigate the function of gabapentin in the dorsal root ganglion in an arthritis rat model, and assess the effect of gabapentin on the expression of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) and FGF receptor 1 (FGFR1). METHODS: A total of 30 healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into the following three groups: Untreated group, control group and gabapentin group...
September 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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