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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310783/isolation-production-and-analysis-of-small-leucine-rich-proteoglycans-in-bone
#1
David J Kirby, Marian F Young
Small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs) are a unique class of proteins that exist in the extracellular matrix, playing key roles in cell proliferation and function. In bone, SLRPs such as biglycan and decorin affect osteogenesis and bone remodeling. Their essential role in this organ system has created the need to isolate these proteins for study. Bone presents unique obstacles to the study of proteins; however, through the use of demineralizing agents, efficient methods of the purification of proteoglycans have been developed...
2018: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290137/small-leucine-rich-proteoglycans-in-renal-inflammation-two-sides-of-the-coin
#2
Madalina V Nastase, Andrea Janicova, Heiko Roedig, Louise Tzung-Harn Hsieh, Malgorzata Wygrecka, Liliana Schaefer
It is now well-established that members of the small leucine-rich proteoglycan (SLRP) family act in their soluble form, released proteolytically from the extracellular matrix (ECM), as danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs). By interacting with Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and the inflammasome, the two SLRPs, biglycan and decorin, autonomously trigger sterile inflammation. Recent data indicate that these SLRPs, besides their conventional role as pro-inflammatory DAMPs, additionally trigger anti-inflammatory signaling pathways to tightly control inflammation...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242634/extracellular-matrix-alterations-after-blood-instillation-in-tunica-albuginea-of-rats
#3
David J Cohen, André V Oliveira, Théresè R Theodoro, Giuliana Petri, Carina M Melo, Renan P Cavalheiro, Helena B Nader, Ana M Mader, Maria A S Pinhal, Sidney Glina
The cause of Peyronie's disease (PD) is still not completely understood. The objective of this study, therefore, was to analyze the histological and biochemical alterations that occur after the instillation of blood in the tunica albuginea (TA) of rats with an emphasis on the remodeling process of ECM. Thirty male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups: two control groups with instillation of distilled water in TA followed by penectomy after 15 days or 45 days, respectively and two experimental groups with instillation of blood in TA followed by penectomy after 15 days or 45 days, respectively...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206923/vascular-abnormalities-in-the-placenta-of-chst14-fetuses-implications-in-the-pathophysiology-of-perinatal-lethality-of-the-murine-model-and-vascular-lesions-in-human-chst14-d4st1-deficiency
#4
Takahiro Yoshizawa, Shuji Mizumoto, Yuki Takahashi, Shin Shimada, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Jun Nakayama, Shin'ichi Takeda, Yoshihiro Nomura, Yuko Nitahara-Kasahara, Takashi Okada, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Shuhei Yamada, Tomoki Kosho
Collagen is one of the most important components of the extracellular matrix that is involved in the strength of tissues, cell adhesion, and cell proliferation. Mutations in several collagen and post-translational modification enzyme genes cause Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) characterized by joint and skin hyperextensibility as well as fragility of various organs. Carbohydrate sulfotransferase 14/dermatan 4-O-sulfotransferase-1 (CHST14/D4ST1) is a critical enzyme for biosynthesis of dermatan sulfate, a side chain of various proteoglycans including biglycan that regulates collagen fibrils through their interaction...
December 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193831/mimicking-corneal-stroma-using-keratocyte-loaded-photopolymerizable-methacrylated-gelatin-hydrogels
#5
Cemile Kilic Bektas, Vasif Hasirci
Cell-laden GelMA hydrogels with high (ca. 90%) transparency were prepared to mimic the natural form and function of corneal stroma. They were synthesized from methacrylated gelatin with a methacrylation degree of 70% as determined by NMR. Hydrogels were strong enough to withstand handling. Stability studies showed that 87% of the GelMA hydrogels remained after 21 days in PBS. Cell viability in the first two days was over 90% for the human keratocytes loaded in the gels as determined with the Live-Dead analysis...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182988/elevated-circulating-tgf-%C3%AE-is-not-the-cause-of-increased-atherosclerosis-development-in-biglycan-deficient-mice
#6
Joel C Thompson, Patricia G Wilson, Alex P Wyllie, Adrian K Wyllie, Lisa R Tannock
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vascular biglycan contributes to atherosclerosis development and increased biglycan expression correlates with increased atherosclerosis. However, mice deficient in biglycan have either no reduction in atherosclerosis or an unexpected increase in atherosclerosis. Biglycan deficient mice have systemically elevated TGF-β, likely due to lack of sequestration of TGF-β in the extracellular matrix. The purpose of this study was to determine if prevention of TGF-β elevations in biglycan deficient mice affected atherosclerosis development...
November 10, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129979/hair-germ-model-in-vitro-via-human-postnatal-keratinocyte-dermal-papilla-interactions-impact-of-hyaluronic-acid
#7
Ekaterina Kalabusheva, Vasily Terskikh, Ekaterina Vorotelyak
Hair follicle (HF) reconstruction in vitro is a promising field in alopecia treatment and human HF development research. Here, we combined postnatal human dermal papilla (DP) cells and skin epidermal keratinocytes (KCs) in a hanging drop culture to develop an artificial HF germ. The method is based on DP cell hair-inducing properties and KC self-organization. We evaluated two protocols of aggregate assembling. Mixed HF germ-like structures demonstrated the initiation of epithelial-mesenchymal interaction, including WNT pathway activation and expression of follicular markers...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129081/identification-of-mature-atherosclerotic-plaque-proteome-signatures-using-data-independent-acquisition-mass-spectrometry
#8
Nicole Hansmeier, Josef Buttigieg, Pankaj Kumar, Shaneen Pelle, Kyoo Yoon Choi, David Kopriva, Tzu-Chiao Chao
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease with complex pathobiology and one of the most common causes of cardiovascular events. The process is characterized by complex vascular remodeling processes that require the actions of numerous proteins. The composition of atherosclerotic plaque is increasingly recognized as a major factor governing the occurrence of cardiovascular or neurological symptoms. In order to gain deeper insights in the composition of atherosclerotic plaques, we created quantitative proteome profiles of advanced plaque tissues of six male patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022912/tenomodulin-is-essential-for-prevention-of-adipocyte-accumulation-and-fibrovascular-scar-formation-during-early-tendon-healing
#9
Dasheng Lin, Paolo Alberton, Manuel Delgado Caceres, Elias Volkmer, Matthias Schieker, Denitsa Docheva
Tenomodulin (Tnmd) is the best-known mature marker for tendon and ligament lineage cells. It is important for tendon maturation, running performance and has key implications for the resident tendon stem/progenitor cells (TSPCs). However, its exact functions during the tendon repair process still remain elusive. Here, we established an Achilles tendon injury model in a Tnmd knockout (Tnmd-/-) mouse line. Detailed analyses showed not only a very different scar organization with a clearly reduced cell proliferation and expression of certain tendon-related genes, but also increased cell apoptosis, adipocyte and blood vessel accumulation in the early phase of tendon healing compared with their wild-type (WT) littermates...
October 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974711/small-leucine-rich-proteoglycans-a-novel-link-to-osteoclastogenesis
#10
Vardit Kram, Tina M Kilts, Nisan Bhattacharyya, Li Li, Marian F Young
Biglycan (Bgn) and Fibromodulin (Fmod) are subtypes of the small leucine-rich family of proteoglycans (SLRP). In this study we examined the skeletal phenotype of BgnFmod double knockout (BgnFmod KO) mice and found they were smaller in size and have markedly reduced bone mass compared to WT. The low bone mass (LBM) phenotype is the result of both the osteoblasts and osteoclasts from BgnFmod KO mice having higher differentiation potential and being more active compared to WT mice. Using multiple approaches, we showed that both Bgn and Fmod directly bind TNFα as well as RANKL in a dose dependent manner and that despite expressing higher levels of both TNFα and RANKL, BgnFmod KO derived osteoblasts cannot retain these cytokines in the vicinity of the cells, which leads to elevated TNFα and RANKL signaling and enhanced osteoclastogenesis...
October 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912302/prevention-of-renal-apob-retention-is-protective-against-diabetic-nephropathy-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-inhibition
#11
Patricia G Wilson, Joel C Thompson, Meghan H Yoder, Richard Charnigo, Lisa R Tannock
Animal studies demonstrate that hyperlipidemia and renal lipid accumulation contribute to the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. We previously demonstrated that renal lipoproteins co-localize with biglycan, a renal proteoglycan. The purpose of this study was to determine if prevention of renal lipid (apoB) accumulation attenuates diabetic nephropathy. Biglycan deficient and biglycan wildtype Ldlr-/- mice were made diabetic via streptozotocin and fed a high cholesterol diet. As biglycan deficiency is associated with elevated TGF-b, in some experiments mice were injected with either the TGF-b neutralizing antibody 1D11 or with 13C4, an irrelevant control antibody...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883544/global-fibroblast-activation-throughout-the-left-ventricle-but-localized-fibrosis-after-myocardial-infarction
#12
Chandan K Nagaraju, Eef Dries, Natasa Popovic, Abhishek A Singh, Peter Haemers, H Llewelyn Roderick, Piet Claus, Karin R Sipido, Ronald B Driesen
Fibroblast (Fb) differentiation and interstitial fibrosis contribute to cardiac remodeling and loss of function after myocardial infarction (MI). We investigated regional presence and regulation of fibrosis in a pig MI model. In vivo analysis of regional function and perfusion defined three regions: the scar, the myocardium adjacent to the scar (MIadjacent, reduced function, reduced perfusion reserve), and the remote myocardium (MIremote, minimal functional deficit, maintained perfusion). Interstitial and perivascular fibrosis, and increase of collagen type I, was only observed in the MIadjacent...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882761/decorin-and-biglycan-are-necessary-for-maintaining-collagen-fibril-structure-fiber-realignment-and-mechanical-properties-of-mature-tendons
#13
Kelsey A Robinson, Mei Sun, Carrie E Barnum, Stephanie N Weiss, Julianne Huegel, Snehal S Shetye, Linda Lin, Daniel Saez, Sheila M Adams, Renato V Iozzo, Louis J Soslowsky, David E Birk
The small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs), decorin and biglycan, are key regulators of collagen fibril and matrix assembly. The goal of this work was to elucidate the roles of decorin and biglycan in tendon homeostasis. Our central hypothesis is that decorin and biglycan expression in the mature tendon would be critical for the maintenance of the structural and mechanical properties of healthy tendons. Defining the function(s) of these SLRPs in tendon homeostasis requires that effects in the mature tendon be isolated from their influence on development...
September 5, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870349/effect-of-axial-vertical-vibration-on-degeneration-of-lumbar-intervertebral-discs-in-modified-bipedal-rats-an-in-vivo-study
#14
Xiao Liang, Hao Shen, Wei-Dong Shi, Shan Ren, Wei Jiang, Hao Liu, Peng Yang, Zhi-Yong Sun, Jun Lin, Hui-Lin Yang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of axial vibrations on gene expression and lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration in vivo. METHODS: A modified bipedal rat model was established using a brachial plexus rhizotomy approach to imitate human upright posture. The experimental animals were randomly divided into three groups: control, vertical vibration, and whole-body vibration. Gene expression in degeneration of the intervertebral discs was assessed by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860068/protraction-of-neuropathic-pain-by-morphine-is-mediated-by-spinal-damage-associated-molecular-patterns-damps-in-male-rats
#15
Peter M Grace, Keith A Strand, Erika L Galer, Kenner C Rice, Steven F Maier, Linda R Watkins
We have recently reported that a short course of morphine, starting 10days after sciatic chronic constriction injury (CCI), prolonged the duration of mechanical allodynia for months after morphine ceased. Maintenance of this morphine-induced persistent sensitization was dependent on spinal NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasomes-protein complexes that proteolytically activate interleukin-1β (IL-1β) via caspase-1. However, it is still unclear how NLRP3 inflammasome signaling is maintained long after morphine is cleared...
August 30, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859141/asporin-deficient-mice-have-tougher-skin-and-altered-skin-glycosaminoglycan-content-and-structure
#16
Marco Maccarana, René B Svensson, Anki Knutsson, Antonis Giannopoulos, Mea Pelkonen, MaryAnn Weis, David Eyre, Matthew Warman, Sebastian Kalamajski
The main structural component of connective tissues is fibrillar, cross-linked collagen whose fibrillogenesis can be modulated by Small Leucine-Rich Proteins/Proteoglycans (SLRPs). Not all SLRPs' effects on collagen and extracellular matrix in vivo have been elucidated; one of the less investigated SLRPs is asporin. Here we describe the successful generation of an Aspn-/- mouse model and the investigation of the Aspn-/- skin phenotype. Functionally, Aspn-/- mice had an increased skin mechanical toughness, although there were no structural changes present on histology or immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834088/vegf-synthesis-is-induced-by-prostacyclin-and-tgf-%C3%AE-in-distal-lung-fibroblasts-from-copd-patients-and-control-subjects-implications-for-pulmonary-vascular-remodelling
#17
Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, Mariam Bagher, Annika Andersson-Sjöland, Lena Thiman, Claes-Göran Löfdahl, Oskar Hallgren, Leif Bjermer, Anna-Karin Larsson-Callerfelt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Involvement of pulmonary vascular remodelling is a characteristic sign in COPD. Vascular mediators such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and prostacyclin may regulate fibroblast activity. The objective was to study the synthesis of VEGF and interactions with prostacyclin and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 in lung fibroblasts from patients with COPD and healthy control subjects. To further explore the autocrine role of synthesized VEGF on fibroblast activity, studies were performed in human lung fibroblasts (HFL-1)...
August 22, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830008/up-regulation-of-biglycan-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-pten-deletion-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#18
Frank Jacobsen, Juliane Kraft, Cornelia Schroeder, Claudia Hube-Magg, Martina Kluth, Dagmar S Lang, Ronald Simon, Guido Sauter, Jakob R Izbicki, Till S Clauditz, Andreas M Luebke, Andrea Hinsch, Waldemar Wilczak, Corinna Wittmer, Franziska Büscheck, Doris Höflmayer, Sarah Minner, Maria Christina Tsourlakis, Hartwig Huland, Markus Graefen, Lars Budäus, Imke Thederan, Georg Salomon, Thorsten Schlomm, Nathaniel Melling
Biglycan (BGN), a proteoglycan of the extracellular matrix, is included in mRNA signatures for prostate cancer aggressiveness. To understand the impact of BGN on prognosis and its relationship to molecularly defined subsets, we analyzed BGN expression by immunohistochemistry on a tissue microarray containing 12,427 prostate cancers. Seventy-eight percent of 11,050 interpretable cancers showed BGN expression, which was considered as low intensity in 47.7% and as high intensity in 31.1% of cancers. BGN protein expression rose with increasing pathological tumor stage, Gleason grade, lymph node metastasis and early PSA recurrence (P<...
August 19, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803268/proteomic-profiling-of-the-dystrophin-complex-and-membrane-fraction-from-dystrophic-mdx-muscle-reveals-decreases-in-the-cytolinker-desmoglein-and-increases-in-the-extracellular-matrix-stabilizers-biglycan-and-fibronectin
#19
Sandra Murphy, Heinrich Brinkmeier, Mirjam Krautwald, Michael Henry, Paula Meleady, Kay Ohlendieck
The almost complete loss of the membrane cytoskeletal protein dystrophin and concomitant drastic reduction in dystrophin-associated glycoproteins are the underlying mechanisms of the highly progressive neuromuscular disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In order to identify new potential binding partners of dystrophin or proteins in close proximity to the sarcolemmal dystrophin complex, proteomic profiling of the isolated dystrophin-glycoprotein complex was carried out. Subcellular membrane fractionation and detergent solubilisation, in combination with ion exchange, lectin chromatography and density gradient ultracentrifugation, was performed to isolate a dystrophin complex-enriched fraction...
April 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800110/response-of-dermal-fibroblasts-to-biochemical-and-physical-cues-in-aligned-polycaprolactone-silk-fibroin-nanofiber-scaffolds-for-application-in-tendon-tissue-engineering
#20
Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Hsien Chen, Chang-Yi Kuo, Meng-Lun Li, Jyh-Ping Chen
Silk fibroin (SF) and fiber alignment were introduced into polycaprolactone (PCL)-based electrospun nanofibers as chemical and physical cues for tendon tissue engineering applications. The physicochemical properties of random PCL (RP) nanofibers, random PCL/SF (RPSF) nanofibers and aligned PCL/SF (APSF) nanofibers were characterized for fiber orientation and SF blending effects. An in vitro cell culture with rabbit dermal fibroblasts (RDFBs) on nanofibers indicated that SF promotes cell proliferation to a higher extent than fiber alignment...
August 11, 2017: Nanomaterials
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