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Aijaz A John, Ravi Prakash, Jyoti Kureel, Divya Singh
We report the role of miR-1187 in regulation of osteoblast functions. Over-expression of miR-1187 inhibited osteoblast differentiation. Target prediction analysis tools and experimental validation by luciferase 3' UTR reporter assay identified BMPR-II and ArhGEF-9 as direct targets of miR-1187. ArhGEF-9 activates Cdc42 which has a major role in actin reorganization. BMP-2 also induces actin polymerization. Role of miR-1187 in actin reorganization was determined by western blotting, immunofluorescence, and in vivo gene silencing studies...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
Hao Wang, Weitao Jin, Haibin Li
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the 4A > C and -349C > T single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in bone morphogenetic protein receptor type IA (BMPR-IA) gene, which significantly associated with the occurrence and the extent of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) in the cervical spine. METHODS: The SNPs in BMPR-IA gene were genotyped, and the association with the occurrence and severity of OPLL were evaluated in 356 OPLL patients and 617 non-OPLL controls...
February 20, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Baolin Huang, Zihan Wu, Sai Ding, Yuan Yuan, Changsheng Liu
Localization of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) with continuous and effective osteogenic stimulation is still a great challenge in the field of bone regeneration. To achieve this aim, rhBMP-2 was tethered on chondroitin sulfate (CS)-functionalized calcium phosphate cement (CPC) scaffolds through specific noncovalent interactions. CS, one of the core glycosaminoglycans, was covalently conjugated onto CPC scaffolds with the assistance of polydopamine (PDA) and further immobilized rhBMP-2 in a biomimetic form...
January 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Die Ren, Pan Ju, Jianing Liu, Dongsheng Ni, Yuping Gu, Yaoshui Long, Qin Zhou, Yajun Xie
Kidney mainly arises from the induction of metanephric mesenchymal cells (MM cells) and the ureteric bud (UB). Transmembrane protein-100 (Tmem100) consists of two transmembrane regions with strong temporal and spatial expression characteristics during renal development. However, the function of Tmem100 in mouse embryonic kidney-derived cells remained unclear. We provided qPCR to verify the relationship between Tmem100 and the BMP signal pathway. To clarify the role of Tmem100 in cell proliferation and apoptosis, we carry out EdU incorporation, annexin V- fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) apoptosis assay...
December 15, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
Xin Jin, Er Nie, Xu Zhou, Ailiang Zeng, Tianfu Yu, Tongle Zhi, Kuan Jiang, Yingyi Wang, Junxia Zhang, Yongping You
BACKGROUND: Gliomas result in the highest morbidity and mortality rates of intracranial primary central nervous system tumors because of their aggressive growth characteristics and high postoperative recurrence. They are characterized by genetic instability, intratumoral histopathological variability and unpredictable clinical behavior in patients. Proliferation is a key aspect of the clinical progression of malignant gliomas, complicating complete surgical resection and enabling tumor regrowth and further proliferation of the surviving tumor cells...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Xiong Jin, Xun Jin, Leo J Y Kim, Deobrat Dixit, Hee-Young Jeon, Eun-Jung Kim, Jun-Kyum Kim, Seon Yong Lee, Jinlong Yin, Jeremy N Rich, Hyunggee Kim
Purpose: Normal stem cells tightly control self-renewal and differentiation during development, but their neoplastic counterparts, cancer stem cells (CSCs), sustain tumorigenicity both through aberrant activation of stemness and evasion of differentiation. Although regulation of CSC stemness has been extensively studied, the molecular mechanisms suppressing differentiation remain unclear. Experimental Design: We performed in silico screening and in vitro validation studies through Western blotting, qRT-PCR for treatment of WNT and SHH signaling inhibitors, and BMP signaling inducer with control and ID1-overexpressing cells...
January 15, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Liang-Li Song, Yan Cui, Si-Jiu Yu, Peng-Gang Liu, Jun Liu, Xue Yang, Jun-Feng He, Qian Zhang
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2), BMP receptor-IA (BMPR-IA), and the BMP2 antagonist Noggin are important proteins involved in regulating the hair follicle (HF) cycle in skin. In order to explore the expression profiles of BMP2, BMPR-IA, and Noggin in the HF cycle of yak skin, we collected adult yak skin in the telogen, proanagen, and midanagen phases of HFs and evaluated gene and protein expression by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), western blotting, and immunohistochemistry...
November 22, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Prabuddha Chakraborty, Shyamal K Roy
Primordial follicle (PF) pool determines the availability of follicles for ovulation in all mammals. Premature depletion of the PF reserve leads to subfertility or infertility. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) promotes PF formation by facilitating oocyte and granulosa cell development. Estradiol-17β (E2) upregulates PF formation in developing hamster ovaries. However, if BMP2 mediates E2 effect is not known. We hypothesize that E2 facilitates the effect of BMP2 on somatic to granulosa cell transition. BMP2 and E2 together significantly upregulated the percentage of PFs in hamster fetal ovaries in vitro compared with either of the treatments alone...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
Diana Zabini, Elise Granton, Yijie Hu, Maria Zena Miranda, Ulrike Weichelt, Sandra Breuils Bonnet, Sébastien Bonnet, Nicholas W Morrell, Kim A Connelly, Steeve Provencher, Bahil Ghanim, Walter Klepetko, Andrea Olschewski, Andras Kapus, Wolfgang M Kuebler
INTRODUCTION: Vascular remodeling in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) results from smooth muscle cell hypertrophy and proliferation of vascular cells. Loss of bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 (BMPR-II) signaling and increased signaling via transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) and its downstream mediators SMAD2/3 has been proposed to drive lung vascular remodeling; yet, proteomic analyses indicate a loss of SMAD3 in PAH. OBJECTIVE: We proposed that SMAD3 may be dysregulated in PAH, and that loss of SMAD3 may present a master switch in the disease process by disinhibiting its interaction partner myocardin-related transcription factor (MRTF) which drives muscle protein expression...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Xiaojing Chen, Shuang Zhang, Xiaoting Chen, Yan Hu, Jin Wu, Shuyan Chen, Jing Chang, Genfa Wang, Yanhong Gao
Emodin, a natural anthraquinone extracted from the Chinese herbs rhubarb and giant knotweed rhizome, has been reported to enhance osteoblast differentiation. However, the mechanisms underlying its ability to regulate osteogenesis are unclear. The objective of this study was to determine the role of emodin in osteoblast function in vitro and its osteoprotective effect in vivo. Emodin enhanced the differentiation and mineralization of MC3T3-E1 cells, as evidenced by elevated alkaline phosphatase activity and increased number of mineralized nodules...
October 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Qi Zhou, Xiaoyan Ren, David Bischoff, Daniel W Weisgerber, Dean T Yamaguchi, Timothy A Miller, Brendan A C Harley, Justine C Lee
The instructive capabilities of extracellular matrix components in progenitor cell differentiation have recently generated significant interest in the development of bioinspired materials for regenerative applications. Previously, a correlation was described between the osteogenic capabilities of nanoparticulate mineralized collagen glycosaminoglycan scaffolds (MC-GAG) and an autogenous activation of small mothers against decapentaplegic ( Smad1/5) in the canonical bone morphogenetic protein receptor (BMPR) pathway with a diminished extracellular signal regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) activation when compared to nonmineralized collagen glycosaminoglycan scaffolds (Col-GAG)...
December 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Pranjali Dalvi, Himanshu Sharma, Tomara Konstantinova, Miles Sanderson, Amy O' Brien-Ladner, Navneet K Dhillon
We earlier demonstrated synergistic increase in the proliferation of pulmonary smooth muscle cells on exposure to HIV-proteins and/or cocaine due to severe down-modulation of bone morphogenetic protein receptor (BMPR) axis: the anti-proliferative arm of TGF-β super family of receptors. Here, now we demonstrate the effect of HIV-Tat and cocaine on the proliferative TGF-β signaling cascade. We observed a significant increase in the secretion of TGF-β1 ligand along with enhanced protein expression of TGFβ Receptor (TGFβR)-1, TGFβR-2 and phosphorylated SMAD2/3 in human pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells on treatment with cocaine and Tat...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
Baolin Huang, Yu Tian, Wenjing Zhang, Yifan Ma, Yuan Yuan, Changsheng Liu
Preserving and improving osteogenic activity of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) upon implants remains one of the key limitations in bone regeneration. With calcium phosphate cement (CPC) as model, we have developed a series of strontium (Sr)-doped CPC (SCPC) to address this issue. The effects of fixed Sr on the bioactivity of recombinant human BMP-2 (rhBMP-2) as well as the underlying mechanism were investigated. The results suggested that the rhBMP-2-induced osteogenic activity was significantly promoted upon SCPCs, especially with a low amount of fixed Sr (SrCO3 content <10wt%)...
November 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Shailesh Agarwal, Shawn J Loder, Christopher Breuler, John Li, David Cholok, Cameron Brownley, Jonathan Peterson, Hsiao H Hsieh, James Drake, Kavitha Ranganathan, Yashar S Niknafs, Wenzhong Xiao, Shuli Li, Ravindra Kumar, Ronald Tompkins, Michael T Longaker, Thomas A Davis, Paul B Yu, Yuji Mishina, Benjamin Levi
Trauma-induced heterotopic ossification (tHO) is a condition of pathologic wound healing, defined by the progressive formation of ectopic bone in soft tissue following severe burns or trauma. Because previous studies have shown that genetic variants of HO, such as fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), are caused by hyperactivating mutations of the type I bone morphogenetic protein receptor (T1-BMPR) ACVR1/ALK2, studies evaluating therapies for HO have been directed primarily toward drugs for this specific receptor...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
Teun J de Vries, Ton Schoenmaker, Dimitra Micha, Jolanda Hogervorst, Siham Bouskla, Tim Forouzanfar, Gerard Pals, Coen Netelenbos, E Marelise W Eekhoff, Nathalie Bravenboer
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is a progressive disease characterized by periods of heterotopic ossification of soft connective tissues, including ligaments. Though progress has been made in recent years in unraveling the underlying mechanism, patient-derived cell models are necessary to test potential treatment options. Periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PLF) from extracted teeth can be used to study deviant bone modeling processes in vitro since these cells are derived from genuine ligaments. They further provide a tool to study the hitherto unknown role of the bone morphogenesis protein receptor type 1 (BMPR-1) Activin A type 1 receptor ACVR1-R206H mutation in osteoclastogenesis...
July 10, 2017: Bone
Elena Rampazzo, Monica Dettin, Francesca Maule, Alessandra Scabello, Luisa Calvanese, Gabriella D'Auria, Lucia Falcigno, Elena Porcù, Annj Zamuner, Alessandro Della Puppa, Daniele Boso, Giuseppe Basso, Luca Persano
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, characterized by the intrinsic resistance to chemotherapy due to the presence of a highly aggressive Cancer Stem Cell (CSC) sub-population. In this context, Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) have been demonstrated to induce CSC differentiation and to sensitize GBM cells to treatments. METHODS: The BMP-2 mimicking peptide, named GBMP1a, was synthesized on solid-phase by Fmoc chemistry...
September 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Claudia-Gabriela Mitrofan, Sarah L Appleby, Gerard B Nash, Ziad Mallat, Edwin R Chilvers, Paul D Upton, Nicholas W Morrell
Bone morphogenetic proteins 9 and 10 (BMP9/BMP10) are circulating cytokines with important roles in endothelial homeostasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the roles of BMP9 and BMP10 in mediating monocyte-endothelial interactions using an in vitro flow adhesion assay. Herein, we report that whereas BMP9/BMP10 alone had no effect on monocyte recruitment, at higher concentrations both cytokines synergized with tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) to increase recruitment to the vascular endothelium. The BMP9/BMP10-mediated increase in monocyte recruitment in the presence of TNFα was associated with up-regulated expression levels of E-selectin, vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM-1), and intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) on endothelial cells...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
A S El-Seedy, N M Hashem, K M El-Azrak, Anm Nour El-Din, T A Ramadan, T A Taha, M H Salem
Characterization of fecundity genes offers the opportunity to improve production efficiency, and the consequent increase in litter size in livestock industry, through utilizing them in breeding programs. The main objective of this study was to detect the BMPR-IB, BMP15 and GDF9 gene mutations and to investigate whether these mutations are associated with litter size in Egyptian sheep breeds. To achieve this goal, 73 adult ewes representing Barki (n = 33) and Rahmani (n = 40) breeds were used. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) screening approach was used to detect the presence of FecB, FecX(G) and FecX(I) mutations in the two selected breeds...
June 5, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Madhushika Ratnayake, Maria Tselepi, Robert Bloxham, Frank Plöger, Louise N Reynard, John Loughlin
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common joint disease characterised by the focal loss of the protective cartilage layer at the ends of the bones. It is painful, disabling, multifactorial and polygenic. The growth differentiation factor 5 gene GDF5 was one of the first reported OA susceptibility signals that showed consistent association to OA, with the transcript single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs143383 demonstrating association in Asians and Europeans. The functional effect of the signal is reduced expression of the gene...
2017: PloS One
Yao-Fei Pei, Ya-Jing Zhang, Yao Lei, Ding-Wei Wu, Tong-Hui Ma, Xi-Qiang Liu
CHRDL1 (Chordin-like 1) is a secreted protein that acts as an antagonist of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). BMP plays a role as an activator of BMP receptor II (BMPR II), which mediates extracellular to intracellular signal transmission and is involved in carcinogenesis and metastasis. Herein, we report that CHRDL1 expression was significantly down-regulated in gastric cancer tissues and associated with poor survival. Clinic-pathological parameters demonstrated a close relationship between low CHRDL1 expression and metastasis...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
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