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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641286/effect-of-bexarotene-on-platelet-activation-and-apoptosis
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Hang Cao, Rosi Bissinger, Anja T Umbach, Meinrad Gawaz, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The retinoid X receptor (RXRs) stimulator Bexarotene ((4-[1-(3,5,5,8,8-pentamethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthyl)ethynyl] benzoic acid) is used for the treatment of several malignancies. Bexarotene is at least in part effective by stimulation of apoptosis of tumor cells. Moreover, Bexarotene triggers eryptosis, the suicidal death of erythrocytes. Similar to erythrocytes, blood platelets lack nuclei but are nevertheless able to enter an apoptosis-like phenotype, characterized by caspase activation, cell shrinkage and cell membrane scrambling with phospha-tidylserine translocation to the cell surface...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631261/distinct-post-translational-features-of-type-i-collagen-are-conserved-in-mouse-and-human-periodontal-ligament
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D M Hudson, M Garibov, D R Dixon, T Popowics, D R Eyre
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Specifics of the biochemical pathways that modulate collagen cross-links in the periodontal ligament (PDL) are not fully defined. Better knowledge of the collagen post-translational modifications that give PDL its distinct tissue properties is needed to understand the pathogenic mechanisms of human PDL destruction in periodontal disease. In this study, the post-translational phenotypes of human and mouse PDL type I collagen were surveyed using mass spectrometry...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628381/monoclonal-immunoglobulin-associated-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-characterized-by-organized-deposits-of-striated-ultra-substructures-a-case-report
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Shigeo Hara, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Tastufumi Oka, Makiko Kusabe, Masayuki Mizui, Kensuke Joh
We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male who presented with progressive glomerulonephritis notable for organized and striated ultra-substructures. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension and proteinuria 3 years prior to admission and subsequently developed nephrotic syndrome and impairment of renal function. Laboratory tests did not reveal any evidence of infections or autoimmune diseases. Monoclonal gammopathy was not detected in serum or urine, although a small population of abnormal plasma cell clones was detected by flow cytometry...
June 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627695/targeted-cdx2-expression-inhibits-aggressive-phenotypes-of-colon-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jianbao Zheng, Sai He, Jie Qi, Xiaolong Wang, Junhui Yu, Yunhua Wu, Qi Gao, Kai Wang, Xuejun Sun
Loss of caudal type homeobox 2 (CDX2) is associated with the development of human colorectal cancer, while human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) frequently occurs in variety of human cancers. We investigated the effects of restoration of CDX2 expression using a hypoxia-inducible hTERT promoter-driven vector (pLVX-5HRE-hTERTp-CDX2-3FLAG) on colon cancer cell viability, cell cycle distribution, apoptosis, colony formation, invasion ability and xenograft tumor growth in nude mice. CDX2 overexpression significantly inhibited viability, colony formation, and the invasion and migration ability of LoVo cells, and induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in vitro, especially under hypoxic culture conditions...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626580/hernias-is-it-a-primary-defect-or-a-systemic-disorder-role-of-collagen-iii-in-all-hernias-a-case-control-study
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Sam Koruth, Y V Narayanaswamy Chetty
INTRODUCTION: The need of this study is to assess the role of collagen III in all hernias which include primary inguinal hernias ventral and recurrent abdominal hernias. Collagen type III represents the mechanically instable, less cross-linked collagen synthesized during the early days of wound healing. Quantitative assessment of collagen III in scar tissue on transversalis fascia as tissue obtained from cases operated for various hernias and compared to that of patients operated for abdominal surgeries for indications other than hernia was compared...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626166/efficacy-of-denosumab-for-osteoporosis-in-three-female-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Masashi Uehara, Yukio Nakamura, Jun Takahashi, Mikio Kamimura, Shota Ikegami, Takako Suzuki, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Tomoki Kosho, Hiroyuki Kato
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an inherited bone disorder that causes fractures due to impaired production of collagen type I. In recent years, denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody against receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL), has become widely used as an anti-osteoclastic agent for osteoporosis. This study investigated osteoporotic cases of OI to examine effects of denosumab on bone fragility. This was a retrospective, consecutive case series that included 3 female patients aged 42, 40, and 14 years, respectively...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624424/fusaric-acid-fa-protects-heart-failure-induced-by-isoproterenol-isp-in-mice-through-fibrosis-prevention-via-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smads-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
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Xin Li, Zhou-Long Zhang, Hui-Fen Wang
Fusaric acid (FA) is a novel compound derived from a class of nicotinic acid derivatives, exhibiting activity against cancers. However, its role in regulating cardiac injury is limited. Our study was aimed to investigate the role and the underlying molecular mechanism of FA in heart fibrosis and hypertrophy. Isoproterenol (ISP) was used to induce cardiac fibrosis and hypertrophy in vitro and in vivo. FA administration ameliorated hypertrophy by reducing atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and β -myosin heavy chain (β-MHC) in vitro and in vivo...
June 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624131/studying-arterial-stiffness-using-high-frequency-ultrasound-in-mice-with-alzheimer-disease
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Chin-Chia Huang, Hsiang-Fan Cheng, Ben-Peng Zhu, Pei-Yu Chen, Suet Theng Beh, Yu-Min Kuo, Chih-Chung Huang
Alzheimer disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that causes slow loss of memory and thinking skills, normally leading to death in 3-9 y. The etiology of AD is not fully understood but is widely believed to be induced by the production and deposition of amyloid-β peptide in the brain. Recently, a correlation was discovered between amyloid-β deposition and atherosclerosis in the cerebral arteries of postmortem brains, indicating that amyloid-β promotes atherogenesis and that in turn atherosclerosis promotes brain amyloid-β accumulation...
June 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623940/clonorchis-sinensis-lysophospholipase-a-upregulates-il-25-expression-in-macrophages-as-a-potential-pathway-to-liver-fibrosis
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Lina Zhou, Mengchen Shi, Lu Zhao, Zhipeng Lin, Zeli Tang, Hengchang Sun, Tingjin Chen, Zhiyue Lv, Jin Xu, Yan Huang, Xinbing Yu
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is an excessive wound-healing reaction that requires the participation of inflammatory cells and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). The pathogenesis of liver fibrosis caused by viruses and alcohol has been well characterized, but the molecular mechanisms underlying liver fibrosis induced by the liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis are poorly understood. Lysophospholipase A (LysoPLA), which deacylates lysophospholipids, plays a critical role in mediating the virulence and pathogenesis of parasites and fungi; however, the roles of C...
June 17, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623370/rho-kinase-inhibitor-y-27632-and-hypoxia-synergistically-enhance-chondrocytic-phenotype-and-modify-s100-protein-profiles-in-human-chondrosarcoma-cells
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Juha Piltti, Joakim Bygdell, Cecilia Fernández-Echevarría, Daniel Marcellino, Mikko J Lammi
Articular chondrocytes are slowly dividing cells that tend to lose their cell type-specific phenotype and ability to produce structurally and functionally correct cartilage tissue when cultured. Thus, culture conditions, which enhance the maintenance of chondrocyte phenotype would be very useful for cartilage research. Here we show that Rho-kinase inhibition by Y-27632 under hypoxic conditions efficiently maintains and even enhances chondrocyte-specific extracellular matrix production by chondrocytic cells...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622916/osteogenic-potential-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-dental-stem-cell-cultures
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L Otero, N Carrillo, J L Calvo-Guirado, J Villamil, R A Delgado-Ruíz
The purpose of this study was to analyse the potential of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) culture media to induce osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament stem cells and dental pulp stem cells compared with four other methods of culture. Both types of cell were collected from 35 healthy patients and cultured in five different media (Dulbecco's modified eagle's medium (DMEM); DMEM and melatonin; DMEM and PRP; DMEM and ascorbic acid 200μmol; DMEM and l-ascorbate 2-phosphate 50μmol). Cells were characterised by flow cytometry...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621459/microtubule-actin-crosslinking-factor-1-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-by-promoting-%C3%AE-catenin-tcf1-runx2-signaling-axis
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Lifang Hu, Peihong Su, Chong Yin, Yan Zhang, Runzhi Li, Kun Yan, Zhihao Chen, Dijie Li, Ge Zhang, Liping Wang, Zhiping Miao, Airong Qian, Cory J Xian
Osteoblast differentiation is a multistep process delicately regulated by many factors, including cytoskeletal dynamics and signaling pathways. Microtubule actin crosslinking factor 1 (MACF1), a key cytoskeletal linker, has been shown to play key roles in signal transduction and in diverse cellular processes; however, its role in regulating osteoblast differentiation is still needed to be elucidated. To further uncover the functions and mechanisms of action of MACF1 in osteoblast differentiation, we examined effects of MACF1 knockdown (MACF1-KD) in MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells on their osteoblast differentiation and associated molecular mechanisms...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620929/cartilage-canals-in-the-distal-intermediate-ridge-of-the-tibia-of-fetuses-and-foals-are-surrounded-by-different-types-of-collagen
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Ingunn Risnes Hellings, Nils Ivar Dolvik, Stina Ekman, Kristin Olstad
Some epiphyseal growth cartilage canals are surrounded by a ring of hypereosinophilic matrix consisting of collagen type I. Absence of the collagen type I ring may predispose canal vessels to failure and osteochondrosis, which can lead to fragments in joints (osteochondrosis dissecans). It is not known whether the ring develops in response to programming or biomechanical force. The distribution that may reveal the function of the ring has only been described in the distal femur of a limited number of foals...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620823/the-vegf-a-inhibitor-sflt-1-improves-renal-function-by-reducing-endothelial-activation-and-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-1-diabetes
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Pascal Bus, Marion Scharpfenecker, Priscilla Van Der Wilk, Ron Wolterbeek, Jan A Bruijn, Hans J Baelde
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Animal models of diabetic nephropathy show increased levels of glomerular vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, and several studies have shown that inhibiting VEGF-A in animal models of diabetes can prevent albuminuria and glomerular hypertrophy. However, in those studies, treatment was initiated before the onset of kidney damage. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate whether transfecting mice with the VEGF-A inhibitor sFlt-1 (encoding soluble fms-related tyrosine kinase 1) can reverse pre-existing kidney damage in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes...
June 15, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620244/specific-ablation-of-mouse-fam20c-in-cells-expressing-type-i-collagen-leads-to-skeletal-defects-and-hypophosphatemia
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Peihong Liu, Su Ma, Hua Zhang, Chao Liu, Yongbo Lu, Li Chen, Chunlin Qin
FAM20C mutations in humans cause Raine syndrome and our previous studies showed that global inactivation of mouse Fam20C led to bone and dental defects. By crossbreeding 2.3  kb Col 1a1-Cre mice with Fam20C (flox/flox) mice, we created 2.3  kb Col 1a1-Cre;Fam20C (foxl/flox) (cKO) mice, in which Fam20C was inactivated in cells expressing Type I collagen. This study showed that the long bones of cKO mice were shorter and had a lower level of mineralization compared to the normal mice. The collagen fibrils in Fam20C-deficient bone were disorganized and thicker while the growth plate cartilage in cKO mice was disorganized and wider compared to the normal mice...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619022/effect-of-low-magnitude-different-frequency-whole-body-vibration-on-subchondral-trabecular-bone-microarchitecture-cartilage-degradation-bone-cartilage-turnover-and-joint-pain-in-rabbits-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Wang Junbo, Liu Sijia, Chen Hongying, Liu Lei, Wang Pu
BACKGROUD: Whole-body vibration(WBV) has been suggested for the prevention of subchondral bone loss of knee osteoarthritis (OA) . This study examined the effects of different frequency of whole-body vibration on subchondral trabecular bone microarchitecture, cartilage degradation and metabolism of the tibia and femoral condyle bone, and joint pain in an anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT)-induced knee osteoarthritisrabbit model. METHOD: Ninety adult rabbits were divided into six groups: all groups received unilateral ACLT; Group 1, ACLT only; Group 2, 5 Hz WBV; Group 3, 10 Hz WBV; Group 4, 20 Hz WBV; Group 5, 30 Hz WBV; and Group 6, 40 Hz WBV...
June 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618762/antiinflammatory-and-antioxidant-effects-of-gemcitabine-in-collagen-induced-arthritis-model
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Adile Ferda Dağli, Ahmet Karataş, Cemal Orhan, Mehmet Tuzcu, Metin Özgen, Kazım Şahin, Süleyman Serdar Koca
BACKGROUND/AIM: Gemcitabine (GEM) has antiproliferative effects on lymphocytes, which are potent pathogenic actors of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of the study was to investigate the therapeutic potential of GEM on collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Arthritis was induced by the intradermal injection of chicken type II collagen with incomplete Freund's adjuvant into albino Wistar rats. Doses of 5 and 20 mg/kg GEM were administered twice a week after the 14th day, which marked the onset the arthritis...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617446/cathepsin-l-and-b-as-potential-markers-for-liver-fibrosis-insights-from-patients-and-experimental-models
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Mansi Manchanda, Prasenjit Das, Gaurav P S Gahlot, Ratnakar Singh, Elke Roeb, Martin Roderfeld, Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Anoop Saraya, R M Pandey, Shyam S Chauhan
OBJECTIVES: Cathepsin L (CTSL) and B (CTSB) have a crucial role in extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation and tissue remodeling, which is a prominent feature of fibrogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the role and clinical significance of these cathepsins in liver fibrosis. METHODS: Hepatic histological CTSL and CTSB expression were assessed in experimental models of liver fibrosis, patients with liver cirrhosis, chronic viral hepatitis, and controls by real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry...
June 15, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615031/leucine-rich-alpha-2-glycoprotein-promotes-th17-differentiation-and-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-mice-through-enhancement-of-tgf-%C3%AE-smad2-signaling-in-na%C3%A3-ve-helper-t-cells
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Hayato Urushima, Minoru Fujimoto, Takashi Mishima, Tomoharu Ohkawara, Hiromi Honda, Hyun Lee, Hirohisa Kawahata, Satoshi Serada, Tetsuji Naka
BACKGROUND: Leucine-rich alpha 2 glycoprotein (LRG) has been identified as a serum protein elevated in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although the function of LRG is ill-defined, LRG binds with transforming growth factor (TGF)-β and enhances Smad2 phosphorylation. Considering that the imbalance between T helper 17 (Th17) cells and regulatory T cells (Treg) plays important roles in the pathogenesis of RA, LRG may affect arthritic pathology by enhancing the TGF-β-Smad2 pathway that is pivotal for both Treg and Th17 differentiation...
June 14, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612543/-the-improvement-in-the-primary-culture-of-alveolar-epithelial-type-of-rats
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Ling Jiang, Yuan-Dong Hu, Fei-Fei Xu, Ting-Hua Wang
OBJECTIVES: To improve the method of culturing and obtain purified alveolar epithelial type1 (AT1) cells of SD rats. METHODS: 1 d newborn SD rats were applied for cell culture and brains were decapitated for lung tissues obtaining after respiratory cessation. Collagenase1and DNase1 were used to digest and isolate cells. Then, cells were put into the plate coated with type1 rat tail collagen and different adherence was used to purify cells. Meanwhile, culture medium replacement was conducted after 48 h...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
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