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Bo Diao, Ying Liu, Guo-Zheng Xu, Yi Zhang, Jun Xie, Jie Gong
Galectin-3 (Gal-3), a β-galactoside-binding protein, has been implicated in cell proliferation, cell adhesion, and the progression and metastasis of various types of cancer. The present study investigated the involvement of Gal-3 in the tumorigenesis and progression of pituitary tumors using three rat pituitary tumor cell lines. Following transfection with Gal-3 expression and interference vectors, the impact of Gal-3 on proliferation, apoptosis and migration of pituitary tumor cells was been investigated...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Steven M Kornblau, Peter P Ruvolo, Rui-Yu Wang, V Lokesh Battula, Elisabeth J Shpall, Vivian R Ruvolo, Teresa McQueen, YiHua Qui, Zhihong Zeng, Sherry Pierce, Rodrigo Jacamo, Suk-Young Yoo, Phuong M Le, Jeffery Sun, Numsen Hail, Marina Konopleva, Michael Andreeff
Mesenchymal stromal cells support acute myeloid leukemia cell survival in the bone marrow microenvironment. Protein expression profiles of acute myeloid leukemia-derived mesenchymal stromal cells are unknown. Reverse phase protein array analysis was performed to compare expression of 151 proteins from acute myeloid leukemia mesenchymal stromal cells (n = 106) with mesenchymal stromal cells from healthy donors (n = 71). Protein expression differed significantly between the two groups with nineteen proteins overexpressed in leukemia stromal cells and nine overexpressed in normal stromal cells...
March 15, 2018: Haematologica
Swati Jaiswal, Kishore K Srivastava
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is a successful pathogen which increases persistence inside the host macrophage by subverting its defence mechanism. Mycobacteria regulate the pathogenesis and intracellular survival by controlling its interaction with host protein(s). Galectin 3 is a member of the β-galactoside binding gene family which is involved in several biological functions. In the present study we have expressed the mycobacterial protein tyrosine kinase (PtkA) in the cytosol of host macrophages through a eukaryotic promoter vector and found that it down-regulates Galectin 3...
March 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Jaime Ibarrola, Rafael Sádaba, Amaia Garcia-Peña, Vanessa Arrieta, Ernesto Martinez-Martinez, Virginia Alvarez, Amaya Fernández-Celis, Alicia Gainza, Enrique Santamaría, Joaquin Fernández-Irigoyen, Victoria Cachofeiro, Renaud Fay, Patrick Rossignol, Natalia López-Andrés
AIMS: Galectin-3 (Gal-3), a β-galactoside-binding lectin involved in cardiac inflammation and fibrosis, could regulate oxidative stress, although the mechanisms have not been elucidated. We herein investigated the changes in oxidative stress-related mediators induced by Gal-3 in human cardiac fibroblasts and in pathological animal and human models of cardiac diseases. RESULTS: Using quantitative proteomics and immunodetection approaches, we have identified that Gal-3 down-regulated fumarate hydratase (FH) in human cardiac fibroblasts...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Riyoko Tamai, Michiyo Kobayashi-Sakamoto, Yusuke Kiyoura
Galectin-1 and galectin-3 are C-type lectin receptors that bind to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria. In this study, we investigated the effects of galectin-1 and galectin-3 on adhesion to and invasion of the human gingival epithelial cell line Ca9-22 by Porphyromonas gingivalis, a periodontal pathogenic gram-negative bacterium. Recombinant galectin-1, but not galectin-3, enhanced P. gingivalis adhesion and invasion, although both galectins bound similarly to P. gingivalis...
March 15, 2018: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
Lihua Huang, Xuming Wang, Xuan Huang, Huawei Gui, Yan Li, Qiongxia Chen, Dongling Liu, Lijiang Liu
The aim of the present study was to examine the rate of BRAF mutation and the expression profiles of CK19, galectin-3, CD56, thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and Ki67 in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and papillary thyroid micro-carcinoma (PTMC). A total of 246 cases of thyroid disease were collected, including PTC, PTMC, nodular goiter (NG) and Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT). The results revealed that CK19 expression was 116/120 in PTC, 61/64 in PTMC, 2/34 in NG and 1/28 in HT. Galectin-3 positive expression was 115/120 in PTC, 60/64 in PTMC, 6/34 in NG and 4/28 in HT...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Francesco Manzoni, Ulf Ryde
We have calculated relative binding affinities for eight tetrafluorophenyl-triazole-thiogalactoside inhibitors of galectin-3 with the alchemical free-energy perturbation approach. We obtain a mean absolute deviation from experimental estimates of only 2-3 kJ/mol and a correlation coefficient (R2 ) of 0.5-0.8 for seven relative affinities spanning a range of up to 11 kJ/mol. We also studied the effect of using different methods to calculate the charges of the inhibitor and different sizes of the perturbed group (the atoms that are described by soft-core potentials and are allowed to have differing coordinates)...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
David Binas, Hanna Daniel, Anette Richter, Volker Ruppert, Klaus-Dieter Schlüter, Bernhard Schieffer, Sabine Pankuweit
Objective: Several studies indicate a prognostic value of sST2 and galectin-3 in heart failure (HF). While previous studies focused on ischaemic cause of HF, we investigated the role of sST2 and galectin-3 in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Methods: sST2 and galectin-3 serum concentrations were measured in 262 subjects with DCM. Survival rates were determined for all-cause mortality (ACM) and cardiac mortality (CM). Results: In a univariate model, sST2 as a continuous variable was a predictor of ACM (HR 1...
2018: Open Heart
Erin E Olsan, Jonathan D West, Jacob A Torres, Nicholas Doerr, Thomas Weimbs
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is a life-threatening, highly prevalent monogenic disease caused by mutations in polycystin-1 (PC1) in 85% of patients. We have previously identified a C-terminal cleavage fragment of PC1, PC1-p30, that interacts with the transcription factor STAT6 to promote transcription. STAT6 is aberrantly active in PKD mouse models and human ADPKD, and genetic removal or pharmacological inhibition of STAT6 attenuates disease progression. High levels of interleukin-13 (IL13), a STAT6 activating cytokine, are found in the cyst fluid of PKD mouse models and increased IL13 receptors in ADPKD patient tissue suggesting that a positive feedback loop between IL13 and STAT6 is activated in cystic epithelial cells and contributes to disease progression...
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Sinem Özyılmaz, Muhammet Hulusi Satılmışoğlu, Mehmet Gül, Hüseyin Uyarel, Osman Akin Serdar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between serum uric acid (UA) level and the predicted risk score for sudden cardiac death in 5 years (the HCM Risk-SCD), galectin-3 level, and positive fragmented QRS (fQRS) on electrocardiography (ECG) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study. In all, 115 consecutive patients (age >17 years) with HCM and 80 healthy participants were included in the study...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Hamza Sunman, Uğur Canpolat, Hikmet Yorgun, Adem Özkan, Muhammet Ulvi Yalçın, Tülin Bayrak, Levent Şahiner, Ergün Barış Kaya, Asuman Özkara, Kudret Aytemir, Ali Oto
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) induces structural and electrical reverse remodeling of the failing heart. However, the association between native QRS narrowing and cardiac fibrosis markers has not been investigated in patients with an implanted CRT device. METHODS: A total of 41 symptomatic patients diagnosed with systolic heart failure who underwent CRT implantation were included in this study. Electrocardiogram findings and cardiac fibrosis marker levels [galectin-3, growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) and procollagen III N-terminal propeptide (P3TD)] were collected before and 12 months after initiation of biventricular pacing...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Lívia Natália Sales Brito, Maria Manuela Rodrigues de Lemos Almeida, Lélia Batista de Souza, Pollianna Muniz Alves, Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka, Gustavo Pina Godoy
INTRODUCTION: Galectins play important roles in immunoinflammatory responses, but their participation in the development of periapical lesions remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the expressions of galectins-1, -3, and -7 in periapical lesions, correlating them with the intensity of the inflammatory infiltrate and the pattern of the cystic epithelium. METHODS: Twenty periapical granulomas (PGs), 20 radicular cysts (RCs), and 20 residual radicular cysts (RRCs) were submitted to immunohistochemistry using anti-galectin-1, -3, and -7 antibodies...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
A A Silyutina, I I Gin, S S Prikhod'ko, S V Zhuk, P A Butylin, A Yu Zaritskii
We analyzed previously generated stable monocyte-derived cell line carrying mutation JAK2 V617F. Evaluation of the expression of pro- and antifibrotic factors revealed changes in the production of MMPs and their inhibitors, growth factors, galectin-3, and pentraxin 3 in cells carrying mutation JAK2 in comparison with control non-modified cells.
March 5, 2018: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Frans Eberth Costa Andrade, Mab Pereira Corrêa, Alexandre Dantas Gimenes, Myrna Serapião Dos Santos, Mauro Campos, Roger Chammas, José Álvaro Pereira Gomes, Cristiane Damas Gil
AIMS: To evaluate galectin-3 (Gal-3), a β-galactoside binding protein, as a possible biomarker in ocular allergy and further investigated the role of endogenous Gal-3 in a murine model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic conjunctivitis (AC). METHODS: Conjunctival impression cytology specimens from control and patients with severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis, treated or untreated, were used to evaluate Gal-3 expression by immunocytochemistry. To investigate the mechanism of action of Gal-3, OVA-immunised BALB/c male wild-type (WT) and Gal-3 null (Gal-3-/- ) mice were challenged with eye drops containing OVA on days 14-16 with a subset of animals pretreated with 0...
March 3, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Jodi Kraus, Rupal Gupta, Manman Lu, Jenna B Yehl, David A Case, Angela M Gronenborn, Mikael Akke, Tatyana Polenova
Magic angle spinning NMR spectroscopy is uniquely suited to probe the structure and dynamics of insoluble proteins and protein assemblies at atomic resolution, with NMR chemical shifts containing rich information about biomolecular structure. Access to this information, however, is problematic since accurate quantum mechanical calculation of chemical shifts in proteins remains challenging, particularly for15 NH . Here we report on isotropic chemical shift predictions for the carbohydrate recognition domain of microcrystalline galectin-3, obtained from using hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations, implemented using an automated fragmentation approach, and using very high resolution (0...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Jonathan A Kirk, Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
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March 2, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Benoit Stijlemans, Patrick De Baetselier, Stefan Magez, Jo A Van Ginderachter, Carl De Trez
African trypanosomosis (AT) is a chronically debilitating parasitic disease of medical and economic importance for the development of sub-Saharan Africa. The trypanosomes that cause this disease are extracellular protozoan parasites that have developed efficient immune escape mechanisms to manipulate the entire host immune response to allow parasite survival and transmission. During the early stage of infection, a profound pro-inflammatory type 1 activation of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS), involving classically activated macrophages (i...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Qing Wang, Wang Xi, Liang Yin, Jing Wang, Hua Shen, Yang Gao, Jie Min, Yufeng Zhang, Zhinong Wang
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is associated with the incidence, perpetuation, and recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF), with elusive underlying mechanisms. We analyzed adipokine expression in samples from 20 patients with sinus rhythm (SR) and 16 with AF. Quantitative real-time PCR showed that connective tissue growth factor (cTGF) expression was significantly higher in EAT than in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) or paracardial adipose tissue (PAT) from patients with AF, and in EAT from patients with SR (P < 0...
February 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Felipe Leite de Oliveira, Sofia Nascimento Dos Santos, Lauremilia Ricon, Thayse Pinheiro da Costa, Jonathas Xavier Pereira, Camila Brand, Marise Lopes Fermino, Roger Chammas, Emerson Soares Bernardes, Márcia Cury El-Cheikh
Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is a β-galactoside binding protein that controls cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions. In lymphoid organs, gal-3 inhibits B cell differentiation by mechanisms poorly understood. The B cell development is dependent on tissue organization and stromal cell signaling, including IL-7 and Notch pathways. Here, we investigate possible mechanisms that gal-3 interferes during B lymphocyte differentiation in the bone marrow (BM) and spleen. The BM of gal-3-deficient mice (Lgals3-/- mice) was evidenced by elevated numbers of B220+ CD19+ c-Kit+ IL-7R+ progenitor B cells...
February 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
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