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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915034/atheroprotective-role-of-caveolin-1-and-enos-in-an-innovative-transplantation-model-is-mainly-mediated-by-local-effects
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Johannes Mierke, Marian Christoph, Christian Pfluecke, Stefanie Jellinghaus, Carsten Wunderlich, Ruth H Strasser, Karim Ibrahim, David M Poitz
Endothelial dysfunction is crucial in the initiation of atherosclerosis, which is associated with a lack of nitric oxide. The endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) is responsible for constitutive synthesis of NO and inhibited by caveolin-1 (Cav1). In the current study, we examined the influence on intima formation through single and combined deletion of eNOS and Cav1 with a focus on differentiation of local and systemic effects. A sex-mismatch transplantation of denudated aortae from female C57BL/6n (WT), Cav1(-/-), eNOS(-/-) and Cav1(-/-)/eNOS(-/-) (C/e(--/--)) mice in common carotid artery of male WT mice was performed...
November 30, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908893/tracking-monocyte-recruitment-and-macrophage-accumulation-in-atherosclerotic-plaque-progression-using-a-novel-hcd68gfp-apoe-reporter-mouse
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Eileen McNeill, Asif J Iqbal, Daniel Jones, Jyoti Patel, Patricia Coutinho, Lewis Taylor, David R Greaves, Keith M Channon
OBJECTIVE: To create a model of atherosclerosis using green fluorescent protein (GFP)-targeted monocytes/macrophages, allowing analysis of both endogenous GFP(+) and adoptively transferred GFP(+) myeloid cells in arterial inflammation. APPROACH AND RESULTS: hCD68GFP reporter mice were crossed with ApoE(-/-) mice. Expression of GFP was localized to macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques and in angiotensin II-induced aortic aneurysms and correlated with galectin 3 and mCD68 expression. Flow cytometry confirmed GFP(+) expression in CD11b(+)/CD64(+), CD11c(+)/MHC-II(HI), and CD11b(+)/F4/80(+) myeloid cells...
December 1, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900991/increased-expressions-of-plasma-galectin-3-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#3
Jun Yan, Yun Xu, Li Zhang, Hui Zhao, Ling Jin, Wei-Guo Liu, Lei-Hua Weng, Zuo-Han Li, Ling Chen
BACKGROUND: High expressions of galectin-3 were identified recently in the end stage of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients, which suggested that immune reactivity and inflammatory mechanisms might play an important role in the pathogenesis of ALS. The purpose of this study was to investigate plasma galectin-3 levels in different groups and stages of ALS patients and the association with related clinical characteristics. METHODS: A total of 51 patients with ALS and 60 normal controls (NCs) were recruited in this study...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890770/fibrosis-and-fibrotic-gene-expression-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-with-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Kathleen C Woulfe, Austine K Siomos, Hieu Nguyen, Megan SooHoo, Csaba Galambo, Brian L Stauffer, Carmen Sucharov, Shelley Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: While fibrosis seems to be prognostic for adverse outcomes in adults with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC), little is known about the prevalence and development of fibrosis in pediatric IDC hearts. We hypothesize there is less activation of fibrosis at a molecular level in pediatric IDC hearts than in the failing adult heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pediatric hearts were analyzed histologically to determine the prevalence of fibrosis. Left ventricular tissue from adult and pediatric IDC hearts and adult and pediatric non-failing (NF) hearts were subjected to qRT-PCR to study the expression of important mRNAs that affect fibrosis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890351/unilaminar-follicular-cells-transiently-express-galectin-3-during-ovarian-folliculogenesis-in-pigs
#5
Seung-Dam Heo, Changnam Park, Jeongtae Kim, Meejung Ahn, Taekyun Shin
The localization of galectin-3, a β-galactoside-binding animal lectin, was immunohistochemically studied in the ovaries of pigs to determine its expression in ovarian folliculogenesis. Various stages of ovarian follicles were identified in the ovaries of adult pigs. Galectin-3 was immunostained in the squamous follicular cells surrounding oocytes in primordial follicles and in the unilaminar granulosa cells of primary follicles, but not in oocytes of multilaminar follicles (including primary, secondary, and tertiary Graafian follicles)...
November 17, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873522/extremely-well-differentiated-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-resembling-adenomatous-hyperplasia-can-metastasize-to-the-skull-a-case-report
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Ju Yeon Pyo, Jisup Kim, Sung Eun Choi, Eunah Shin, Seok Woo Yang, Cheong Soo Park, Seok Mo Kim, Soonwon Hong
We describe herein histologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular findings and clinical manifestations of a rare case of an extremely well differentiated papillary thyroid carcinoma (EWD-PTC). Similarly, it is also difficult to diagnose follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC), whose diagnosis is still met with controversy. A recently reported entity of well-differentiated tumor of uncertain malignant potential (WDT-UMP) is added to the diagnostic spectrum harboring EWD-PTC and FVPTC. We report this case, because EWD-PTC is different from FVPTC in its papillary architecture, and also from WDT-UMP in its recurrence and metastatic pattern...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873468/synthetic-mucin-like-glycopeptides-as-versatile-tools-to-measure-effects-of-glycan-structure-density-position-on-the-interaction-with-adhesion-growth-regulatory-galectins-in-arrays
#7
Gerard Artigas, Hiroshi Hinou, Fayna Garcia-Martin, Hans-Joachim Gabius, Shin-Ichiro Nishimura
Functional pairing of cellular glycoconjugates with tissue lectins is a highly selective process, whose determinative factors have not yet been fully delineated. Glycan structure and modes of presentation, that is, its position and density, can contribute to binding, as different members of a lectin family can regulate degrees of responsiveness to these factors. Using a peptide repeat sequence motif of the glycoprotein mucin-1, the principle of introducing synthetic (glyco)peptides with distinct variations in these three parameters to an array-based screening of tissue lectins is illustrated...
November 21, 2016: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872884/data-on-clinical-characteristics-of-a-heart-failure-patients-cohort-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-analysis-of-the-circulating-values-of-five-different-heart-failure-biomarkers-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-galectin-3-c-terminal-propeptide-of-type-i-procollagen
#8
M Batlle, B Campos, M Farrero, M Cardona, B González, M A Castel, J Ortiz, E Roig, M J Pulgarín, J Ramírez, J L Bedini, M Sabaté, P García de Frutos, F Pérez-Villa
In this article, the full description of a heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF_REF) cohort of 192 patients is provided. Tables with the baseline demographic, prior history, ECG parameters, echocardiographic parameters, laboratory values and pharmacological treatment of these patients are included. Also, the quartile values of the analyzed circulating biomarkers: high sensitivity Troponin T (hs-TnT), galectin-3 (Gal-3), C-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen (CICP), soluble AXL (sAXL) and Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) are given...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870162/galectin-3-contributes-to-vascular-fibrosis-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-rat-model
#9
Xiaoyan Wang, Yanli Wang, Jinbo Zhang, Xue Guan, Minggang Chen, Yumei Li, Li Zhang
Galectin-3 (Gal-3) plays a critical role in vascular inflammation and fibrosis. The role of TGF-β1 in mediating pulmonary vascular fibrosis is well documented; thus, we suspected that Gal-3 could be an important factor in TGF-β1-induced fibrosis in pulmonary adventitial fibroblasts (PAFs). We treated rats with monocrotaline (MCT) and cultured PAFs with TGF-β1 to stimulate fibrosis. We found that MCT injection induced vessel thickening and extracellular matrix deposition in vivo. TGF-β1 stimulated the production of collagen and fibronectin (Fn) protein in vitro...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860389/efficacy-and-safety-of-two-dosages-of-canrenone-as-add-on-therapy-in-hypertensive-patients-taking-ace-inhibitors-or-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-and-hydrochlorothiazide-at-maximum-dosage-in-a-randomized-clinical-trial-the-escape-it-trial
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Giuseppe Derosa, Pamela Maffioli, Maria D'Avino, Carla Sala, Amedeo Mugellini, Vito Vulpis, Salvatore Felis, Luigina Guasti, Riccardo Sarzani, Alessandro Bestetti, Massimo Vanasia, Giovanni Gaudio
AIM: To evaluate the effects of canrenone as add-on therapy in patients already treated with angiotensin converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and hydrochlorothiazide at the maximum dosage (25 mg/day). METHOD: In this randomized, open label, controlled trial, we enrolled 175 Caucasian patients with essential hypertension not well controlled by concomitant ACE-I or ARBs and hydrochlorothiazide. At baseline 87 patients (57 males and 30 females) were randomized to add canrenone 50 mg, and 88 (56 males and 32 females) patients to canrenone 100 mg, once a day, for three months...
November 12, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855339/effect-of-solvent-model-when-probing-protein-dynamics-with-molecular-dynamics
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Samuel Genheden
We probe the dynamics of the Bpti and Galectin-3 proteins using molecular dynamics simulations employing three water models at different levels of resolution, viz. the atomistic TIP4P-Ewald, the coarse-grained Elba and an implicit generalised Born model. The dynamics are quantified indirectly by model-free order parameters, S(2) of the backbone NH and selected side-chain bond vectors, which also have been determined experimentally through NMR relaxation measurements. For the backbone, the order parameters produced with the three solvent models agree to a large extent with experiments, giving average unsigned deviations between 0...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836669/genetic-deletion-of-galectin-3-enhances-neuroinflammation-affects-microglial-activation-and-contributes-to-sub-chronic-injury-in-experimental-neonatal-focal-stroke
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Sophorn Chip, David Fernández-López, Fan Li, Joel Faustino, Nikita Derugin, Zinaida S Vexler
The pathophysiology of neonatal stroke and adult stroke are distinct in many aspects, including the inflammatory response. We previously showed endogenously protective functions of microglial cells in acute neonatal stroke. We asked if galectin-3 (Gal3), a pleotropic molecule that mediates interactions between microglia/macrophages and the extracellular matrix (ECM), plays a role in early injury after transient middle cerebral occlusion (tMCAO) in postnatal day 10 mice. Compared to wild type (WT) pups, in Gal3 knockout pups injury was worse and cytokine/chemokine production altered, including further increase of MIP1α and MIP1β levels and reduced IL6 levels 72 hours after tMCAO...
November 8, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835877/o-glycan-sialylation-alters-galectin-3-subcellular-localization-and-decreases-chemotherapy-sensitivity-in-gastric-cancer
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Sofia N Santos, Mara S Junqueira, Guilherme Francisco, Manuel Vilanova, Ana Magalhães, Marcelo Dias Baruffi, Roger Chammas, Adrian L Harris, Celso A Reis, Emerson S Bernardes
ST6GalNAc-I, the sialyltransferase responsible for sialyl-Tn (sTn) synthesis, has been previously reported to be positively associated with cancer aggressiveness. Here we describe a novel sTn-dependent mechanism for chemotherapeutic resistance. We show that sTn protects cancer cells against chemotherapeutic-induced cell death by decreasing the interaction of cell surface glycan receptors with galectin-3 and increasing its intracellular accumulation. Moreover, exogenously added galectin-3 potentiated the chemotherapeutics-induced cytotoxicity in sTn non-expressing cells, while sTn overexpressing cells were protected...
November 8, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835742/silencing-of-cd40-in%C3%A2-vivo-reduces-progression-of-experimental-atherogenesis-through-an-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mir-125b-axis-and-reveals-new-potential-mediators-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
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Miguel Hueso, Laura De Ramon, Estanislao Navarro, Elia Ripoll, Josep M Cruzado, Josep M Grinyo, Joan Torras
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CD40/CD40L signaling exerts a critical role in the development of atherosclerosis, and microRNAs (miRNAs) are key regulators in vascular inflammation and plaque formation. In this work, we investigated mRNA/miRNA expression during progression of atherosclerotic lesions through CD40 silencing. METHODS: We silenced CD40 with a specific siRNA in ApoE(-/-) mice and compared expression of mRNA/miRNA in ascending aorta with scrambled treated mice...
November 2, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834807/use-of-atomic-force-microscopy-to-study-the-multi-modular-interaction-of-bacterial-adhesins-to-mucins
#15
A Patrick Gunning, Devon Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Thursby, Sabrina Etzold, Donald A MacKenzie, Nathalie Juge
The mucus layer covering the gastrointestinal (GI) epithelium is critical in selecting and maintaining homeostatic interactions with our gut bacteria. However, the molecular details of these interactions are not well understood. Here, we provide mechanistic insights into the adhesion properties of the canonical mucus-binding protein (MUB), a large multi-repeat cell-surface adhesin found in Lactobacillus inhabiting the GI tract. We used atomic force microscopy to unravel the mechanism driving MUB-mediated adhesion to mucins...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833993/galectin-3-in-children-with-chronic-heart-failure-with-normal-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-relationship-to-disease-severity
#16
Alyaa Amal Kotby, Omneya Ibrahim Youssef, Mohamed Omar Elmaraghy, Osama Salah El Sharkawy
Heart failure (HF) progression has not been studied in pediatric patients as well as HF in patients with a normal ejection fraction (HFNEF). We aimed to evaluate galactin-3 in children with HFNEF and reduced ejection fraction (HFREF) and its correlation to disease severity and progression. This cross-sectional study involved 45 chronic HF patients taking G1a (23 HFNEF children) and G1b (22 HFREF children) compared to 45 age- and sex-matched controls (G2) subjected to history taking, Ross functional HF classification, conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiographic systolic and diastolic function assessment (FS%, E/A, S m, E m/A m, E/E m) and laboratory investigations [glomerular filtration rate, serum galactin-3 level (ELISA)]...
November 11, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833978/primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-thyroid-a-case-report
#17
Corina Lichiardopol, Valeriu Şurlin, Maria Camelia Foarfă, Mirela Corina Ghiluşi, Simona Bondari
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid is a very rare thyroid malignancy (less than 1% of thyroid cancers) with unfavorable clinical evolution and median survival less than one year, due to highly local tumor invasiveness with airway obstruction, metastases and treatment complications. We present a 62-year-old female patient with a fixed, rapidly increasing 5 cm right thyroid nodule, generating compressive signs and significant weight loss, resembling anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid hormones, antithyroid antibodies and calcitonin were normal...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829136/gal3-links-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance
#18
Marie Siwicki, Camilla Engblom, Mikael J Pittet
The connection between obesity-induced insulin resistance and inflammation is established, but targeting inflammatory mediators like TNF-α and IL-1β have had limited success improving insulin sensitivity in patients. Now, Li et al. (2016) indicate that galectin-3 could be a targetable link between inflammation and insulin sensitivity.
November 8, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829066/galectin-3-blockade-reduces-renal-fibrosis-in-two-normotensive-experimental-models-of-renal-damage
#19
Ernesto Martinez-Martinez, Jaime Ibarrola, Laurent Calvier, Amaya Fernandez-Celis, Celine Leroy, Victoria Cachofeiro, Patrick Rossignol, Natalia Lopez-Andres
BACKGROUND: Galectin-3 (Gal-3), a β-galactoside-binding lectin, is increased in kidney injury and its pharmacological blockade reduces renal damage in acute kidney injury, hyperaldosteronism or hypertensive nephropathy. We herein investigated the effects of pharmacological Gal-3 inhibition by modified citrus pectin (MCP) in early renal damage associated with obesity and aortic stenosis (AS). RESULTS: Gal-3 was upregulated in kidneys from high fat diet (HFD) rats and in animals with partial occlusion of ascending aorta (AS)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815266/role-for-galectin-3-in-calcific-aortic-valve-stenosis
#20
J Rafael Sádaba, Ernesto Martínez-Martínez, Vanessa Arrieta, Virginia Álvarez, Amaya Fernández-Celis, Jaime Ibarrola, Amaia Melero, Patrick Rossignol, Victoria Cachofeiro, Natalia López-Andrés
BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease, and calcification plays an important role in the progression of the disease. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is a proinflammatory molecule involved in vascular osteogenesis in atherosclerosis. Therefore, we hypothesized that Gal-3 could mediate valve calcification in AS. METHODS AND RESULTS: Blood samples and aortic valves (AVs) from 77 patients undergoing AV replacement were analyzed. As controls, noncalcified human AVs were obtained at autopsy (n=11)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
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