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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103504/l-arginine-alters-the-effect-of-5-fluorouracil-on-breast-cancer-cells-in-favor-of-apoptosis
#1
Mozhgan Jahani, Mehri Azadbakht, Fatemeh Norooznezhad, Kamran Mansouri
Chemoresistance in breast cancer is a major obstacle, especially in p53 mutation types. The aim of this study was to evaluate if a combination therapy of l-arginine with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) can alter the effect of this chemotherapy drug on breast cancer cells. The study was performed on BT-20 and MCF-7 cell lines. The effects of l-arginine alone and in combination with 5-FU were investigated on cell viability, apoptosis and nitric oxide (NO) production. Drugs effects on the cellular energetic metabolism were investigated through the lactate production and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity assay...
January 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102846/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-promotes-the-stem-like-properties-of-ov6-cancer-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Chao Wang, Ming-da Wang, Peng Cheng, Hai Huang, Wei Dong, Wei-Wei Zhang, Peng-Peng Li, Chuan Lin, Ze-Ya Pan, Meng-Chao Wu, Wei-Ping Zhou
Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) and cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) have both been implicated in the occurrence and development of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, whether HBx contributes to the stem-like properties of OV6(+) CSCs in HCC remains elusive. In this study, we showed that the concomitant expression of HBx and OV6 was closely associated with the clinical outcomes and prognosis of patients with HBV-related HCC. HBx was required for the stem-like properties of OV6(+) liver CSCs, including self-renewal, stem cell-associated gene expression, tumorigenicity and chemoresistance...
January 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101584/myeloprotective-effects-of-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-on-cisplatin-induced-bone-marrow-granulocytopenia-in-mice
#3
Masahiro Zenitani, Takashi Nojiri, Toru Kimura, Hiroshi Hosoda, Koichi Miura, Jun Hino, Kengo Nakahata, Shuichiro Uehara, Mikiya Miyazato, Takaharu Oue, Hiroomi Okuyama, Kenji Kangawa
PURPOSE: Cisplatin is an effective chemotherapeutic agent used to treat a variety of malignant tumors. The major toxicity associated with cisplatin treatment is granulocytopenia. C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), a member of the natriuretic peptide family, protects against toxicity in many organs, including the heart, blood vessels, lung, and kidney. The objective of this study was to investigate the myeloprotective effects of CNP in a mouse model of cisplatin-induced granulocytopenia...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100513/loss-of-ranbp2-in-motor-neurons-causes-the-disruption-of-nucleocytoplasmic-and-chemokine-signaling-and-proteostasis-of-hnrnph3-and-mmp28-and-the-development-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-like-syndromes
#4
Kyoung-In Cho, Dosuk Yoon, Sunny Qiu, Zachary Danziger, Warren M Grill, William C Wetsel, Paulo A Ferreira
The pathogenic drivers of sporadic and familial motor neuron disease (MND), such ALS, are unknown. MND impair the Ran GTPase cycle, which controls nucleocytoplasmic transport, ribostasis and proteostasis; however, cause-effect mechanisms of Ran GTPase modulators in motoneuron pathobiology are heretofore elusive. The cytosolic and peripheral nucleoporin, Ranbp2, is a critical regulator of the Ran GTPase cycle and proteostasis of neurological disease-prone substrates, but the roles of Ranbp2 in motoneuron biology and disease remain unknown...
January 18, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098154/structural-basis-of-ligand-interaction-with-atypical-chemokine-receptor-3
#5
Martin Gustavsson, Liwen Wang, Noortje van Gils, Bryan S Stephens, Penglie Zhang, Thomas J Schall, Sichun Yang, Ruben Abagyan, Mark R Chance, Irina Kufareva, Tracy M Handel
Chemokines drive cell migration through their interactions with seven-transmembrane (7TM) chemokine receptors on cell surfaces. The atypical chemokine receptor 3 (ACKR3) binds chemokines CXCL11 and CXCL12 and signals exclusively through β-arrestin-mediated pathways, without activating canonical G-protein signalling. This receptor is upregulated in numerous cancers making it a potential drug target. Here we collected over 100 distinct structural probes from radiolytic footprinting, disulfide trapping, and mutagenesis to map the structures of ACKR3:CXCL12 and ACKR3:small-molecule complexes, including dynamic regions that proved unresolvable by X-ray crystallography in homologous receptors...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095300/knockdown-of-cxcl14-disrupts-neurovascular-patterning-during-ocular-development
#6
Ana F Ojeda, Ravi P Munjaal, Peter Y Lwigale
The C-X-C motif ligand 14 (CXCL14) is a recently discovered chemokine that is highly conserved in vertebrates and expressed in various embryonic and adult tissues. CXCL14 signaling has been implicated to function as an antiangiogenic and anticancer agent in adults. However, its function during development is unknown. We previously identified novel expression of CXCL14 mRNA in various ocular tissues during development. Here, we show that CXCL14 protein is expressed in the anterior eye at a critical time during neurovascular development and in the retina during neurogenesis...
January 14, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094098/altered-balance-of-epidermis-related-chemokines-in-epidermolysis-bullosa
#7
Inkin Ujiie, Yasuyuki Fujita, Chihiro Nakayama, Wakana Matsumura, Shotaro Suzuki, Satoru Shinkuma, Toshifumi Nomura, Riichiro Abe, Hiroshi Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a congenital, refractory skin disease and there are no fundamental treatments. Recently, allogenic cell therapies are beginning to be applied as potential treatments, that are based on the concept that the allogenic cells can migrate into the skin and reconstitute the skin components. Although the mechanisms of cell migration into skin are not fully understood, chemokines are regarded as key factors in recruiting bone marrow-derived cells. OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to elucidate the expression of chemokines in the EB patients...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078743/bivalent-14-mer-peptide-ligands-of-cxcr4-with-polyproline-linkers-with-anti-chemotactic-activity-against-jurkat-cells
#8
Tomohiro Tanaka, Toru Aoki, Wataru Nomura, Hirokazu Tamamura
Interaction of CXCR4 with its endogenous ligand, stromal-cell derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/CXCL12, induces various physiological functions involving chemotaxis. Bivalent ligands with a polyproline helix bearing a cyclic pentapeptide, FC131, were previously shown to have higher binding affinities for CXCR4 than the corresponding monovalent ligands. Bivalent ligands based on a 14-mer peptide T140 derivative with polyproline linkers have been designed and synthesized. The activity of these peptides as well as the effect of bivalency of the ligand on CXCR4 binding has been assessed...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075616/role-of-cxc-chemokine-receptor-type-4-as-a-lactoferrin-receptor
#9
Yoshiharu Takayama, Reiji Aoki, Ryo Uchida, Atsushi Tajima, Ayako Aoki-Yoshida
Lactoferrin exerts its biological activities by interacting with receptors on target cells, including LDL receptor-related protein-1 (LRP-1/CD91), intelectin-1 (omentin-1), and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). However, the effects mediated by these receptors are not sufficient to fully explain the many functions of lactoferrin. C-X-C-motif cytokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a ubiquitously expressed G-protein coupled receptor for stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1/CXCL12). Lactoferrin was found to be as capable as SDF-1 in blocking infection by an HIV variant that uses CXCR4 as a co-receptor (X4-tropic HIV), suggesting that lactoferrin interacts with CXCR4...
October 31, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074071/olaptesed-pegol-an-anti-cxcl12-sdf-1-spiegelmer-%C3%A2-alone-and-with-bortezomib-dexamethasone-in-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-a-phase-iia-study
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H Ludwig, K Weisel, M T Petrucci, X Leleu, A M Cafro, L Garderet, C Leitgeb, R Foa, R Greil, I Yakoub-Agha, D Zboralski, S Vauléon, T Dümmler, D Beyer, Ana Kruschinski, K Riecke, M Baumann, M Engelhardt
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 11 January 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.5.
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074010/tumors-block-pain-with-cxcl12
#11
Nancy R Gough
The chemokine CXCL12 released from early stage pancreatic cancer recruits Schwann cells and suppresses pain signaling.
January 10, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072604/epigenetic-upregulation-of-cxcl12-expression-mediates-anti-tubulin-chemotherapeutics-induced-neuropathic-pain
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Ting Xu, Xiao-Long Zhang, Han-Dong Ou-Yang, Zhen-Yu Li, Cui-Cui Liu, Zhen-Zhen Huang, Jing Xu, Jia-You Wei, Bi-Lin Nie, Chao Ma, Shao-Ling Wu, Wen-Jun Xin
Clinically, Microtubule-targeted agents-induced neuropathic pain hampers chemotherapeutics for cancer patients. Here, we found that application of paclitaxel or vincristine increased the protein and mRNA expression of CXCL12, and frequency and amplitude of miniature excitatory post synaptic currents (mEPSCs) in spinal dorsal horn neurons. Spinal local application of CXCL12 induced the long-term potentiation (LTP) of nociceptive synaptic transmission and increased the amplitude of mEPSCs. Inhibition of CXCL12 by using the transgenic mice (CXCL12) or neutralizing antibody or siRNA ameliorated the mEPSCs enhancement and mechanical allodynia...
January 7, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056298/-significance-of-cxcl12-cxcr4-expression-in-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-leukemia
#13
Z Z Yu, Y F Xi, J Li, W Q Bai, N Gao, P Bu
Objective: To investigate the significance of CXCL12/CXCR4 expression in T lymphoblastic lymphoma/leukemia (T-LBL/ALL) and its prognostic significance. Methods: Using immunohistochemical EnVision method, CXCL12, CXCR4 and Ki-67 expression were evaluated in 72 cases of T-LBL/ALL and 30 selected cases of lymph node reactive hyperplasia (LH) as control. In addition, CXCL12 and CXCR4 mRNA expression levels were examined by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (real-time RT-PCR) method. Results: Immunohistochemical results showed that the expression rates of CXCL12 and CXCR4 in T-LBL/ALL were 84...
December 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055968/bh3-mimetics-suppress-cxcl12-expression-in-human-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-cells
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Christopher D Graham, Niroop Kaza, Hawley C Pruitt, Lauren M Gibson, Barbara J Klocke, Lalita A Shevde, Steven L Carroll, Kevin A Roth
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are aggressive, Schwann cell-derived neoplasms of the peripheral nervous system that have recently been shown to possess an autocrine CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling loop that promotes tumor cell proliferation and survival. Importantly, the CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling axis is driven by availability of the CXCL12 ligand rather than CXCR4 receptor levels alone. Therefore, pharmacological reduction of CXCL12 expression could be a potential chemotherapeutic target for patients with MPNSTs or other pathologies wherein the CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling axis is active...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053879/lysozyme-association-with-circulating-rna-extracellular-vesicles-and-chronic-stress
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Sarah K Abey, Yuana Yuana, Paule V Joseph, Natnael D Kenea, Nicolaas H Fourie, LeeAnne B Sherwin, Gregory E Gonye, Paul A Smyser, Erin S Stempinski, Christina M Boulineaux, Kristen R Weaver, Christopher K E Bleck, Wendy A Henderson
BACKGROUND: Stress has demonstrated effects on inflammation though underlying cell-cell communication mechanisms remain unclear. We hypothesize that circulating RNAs and extracellular vesicles (EVs) in patients with chronic stress contain signals with functional roles in cell repair. METHODS: Blood transcriptome from patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome versus controls were compared to identify signaling pathways and effectors. Plasma EVs were isolated (size-exclusion chromatography) and characterized for effectors' presence (immunogold labelling-electron microscopy)...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051881/polymorphism-801g-a-in-the-3-untranslated-region-of-cxcl12-is-not-associated-with-preeclampsia-in-chinese-han-population
#16
Jine Xu, Kai Chen, Aiqin Li, Mingzhen Guo, Jingli Wang, Shiguo Liu, Xiuhai Wang
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether the CXCL12-801G/A polymorphism was associated with preeclampsia (PE) susceptibility in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: We examined 912 PE women and 1025 controls for the CXCL12-801G/A polymorphism by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and correlations with clinical characteristics were examined. RESULTS: No significant differences in genotypic and allelic frequencies of CXCL12-G801A were found between cases and controls (genotype: χ(2) = 2...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039570/different-transcriptional-profiling-between-senescent-and-non-senescent-human-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells-hcaecs-by-omeprazole-and-lansoprazole-treatment
#17
Laura Costarelli, Robertina Giacconi, Marco Malavolta, Andrea Basso, Francesco Piacenza, Mauro Provinciali, Marcello G Maggio, Andrea Corsonello, Fabrizia Lattanzio
Recent evidence suggests that high dose and/or long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular events in older patients, but mechanisms underlying these detrimental effects are not known. Taking into account that the senescent endothelial cells have been implicated in the genesis or promotion of age-related cardiovascular disease, we hypothesized an active role of PPIs in senescent cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the changes in gene expression occurring in senescent and non-senescent human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs) following Omeprazole (OPZ) or Lansoprazole (LPZ) treatment...
December 30, 2016: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036019/lymph-nodes-and-cancer-metastasis-new-perspectives-on-the-role-of-intranodal-lymphatic-sinuses
#18
REVIEW
Rui-Cheng Ji
The lymphatic system is essential for transporting interstitial fluid, soluble antigen, and immune cells from peripheral tissues to lymph nodes (LNs). Functional integrity of LNs is dependent on intact lymphatics and effective lymph drainage. Molecular mechanisms that facilitate interactions between tumor cells and lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) during tumor progression still remain to be identified. The cellular and molecular structures of LNs are optimized to trigger a rapid and efficient immune response, and to participate in the process of tumor metastasis by stimulating lymphangiogenesis and establishing a premetastatic niche in LNs...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031222/the-chemokine-cxcl12-mediates-the-anti-amyloidogenic-action-of-painless-human-nerve-growth-factor
#19
Simona Capsoni, Francesca Malerba, Nicola Maria Carucci, Caterina Rizzi, Chiara Criscuolo, Nicola Origlia, Mariantonietta Calvello, Alessandro Viegi, Giovanni Meli, Antonino Cattaneo
Nerve growth factor is a therapeutic candidate for Alzheimer's disease. Due to its pain-inducing activity, in current clinical trials nerve growth factor is delivered locally into the brain by neurosurgery, but data on the efficacy of local nerve growth factor delivery in decreasing amyloid-β deposition are not available. To reduce the nerve growth factor pain-inducing side effects, thus avoiding the need for local brain injection, we developed human painless nerve growth factor (hNGFp), inspired by the human genetic disease hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type V...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031181/ibrutinib-inhibits-pre-bcr-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-progression-by-targeting-btk-and-blk
#20
Ekaterina Kim, Christian Hurtz, Stefan Koehrer, Zhiqiang Wang, Sriram Balasubramanian, Betty Y Chang, Markus Müschen, R Eric Davis, Jan A Burger
Targeting B cell receptor (BCR) signaling is a successful therapeutic strategy in mature B cell malignancies. Precursor BCR (pre-BCR) signaling, which is critical during normal B lymphopoiesis, also plays an important role in pre-BCR(+) B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). Here, we investigated the activity and mechanism of action of the BTK inhibitor ibrutinib in preclinical models of B-ALL. Pre-BCR(+) ALL cells were exquisitely sensitive to ibrutinib at therapeutically relevant drug concentrations...
December 28, 2016: Blood
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