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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627727/development-of-hgf-binding-aptamers-with-the-combination-of-g4-promoter-derived-aptamer-selection-and-in-silico-maturation
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Tomomi Yokoyama, Kaori Tsukakoshi, Wataru Yoshida, Taiki Saito, Kentaro Teramoto, Nasa Savory, Koichi Abe, Kazunori Ikebukuro
We describe the selection of aptamers based on bioinformatics-based approaches without Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential enrichment (SELEX). SELEX is a potent method; however, it is time intensive and the PCR-amplification step, which is essential step for SELEX, leads to the loss of good aptamers. We have developed an aptamer-screening method, G4 promoter-derived aptamer selection (G4PAS), and an aptamer-improving method, in silico maturation (ISM). They are based on in silico sequence selection and computer assisted directed evolution, respectively...
June 19, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627620/protective-effect-of-human-serum-amyloid-p-on-ccl4-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
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Min Cong, Weihua Zhao, Tianhui Liu, Ping Wang, Xu Fan, Qingling Zhai, Xiaoli Bao, Dong Zhang, Hong You, Tatiana Kisseleva, David A Brenner, Jidong Jia, Hui Zhuang
Human serum amyloid P (hSAP), a member of the pentraxin family, inhibits the activation of fibrocytes in culture and inhibits experimental renal, lung, skin and cardiac fibrosis. As hepatic inflammation is one of the causes of liver fibrosis, in the present study, we investigated the hepatoprotective effects of hSAP against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver injury. Our data indicated that hSAP attenuated hepatic histopathological abnormalities and significantly decreased inflammatory cell infiltration and pro-inflammatory factor expression...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627604/the-c-terminus-domain-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-stimulates-the-proliferation-of-mouse-foetal-hepatic-progenitor-cells-although-it-is-not-required-for-the-formation-of-spheroids
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Liming Yu, Shu Chen, Na Luo, Song He
The hepatitis B virus X (HBx) protein is an important factor in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The C-terminal region of HBx plays a major role in the replication of HBV. Notably, HBx promotes the expansion and tumourigenesis of hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) in mice. However, it remains unclear as to whether the C-terminal region of HBx is required for the stimulation fo the proliferation of mouse foetal HPCs (FHPCs). In our study, we used EpCAM+, CD133+ and CD49f+ FHPCs, which are bipotential clonogenic cells...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625529/comparative-study-on-the-effect-of-low-intensity-laser-and-growth-factors-on-stem-cells-used-in-experimentally-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
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Eman Naguib, Ashraf Kamel, Osama Fekry, Gamal Abdelfattah
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The therapeutic effects of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) exposed to diode laser and/or hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) were compared in mice with experimental liver fibrosis induced by carbon tetra chloride (CCl4). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Animal model of liver cirrhosis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of CCl4 in a dose of 0.4ml/kg, twice a week for 6weeks. UC-MSCs were obtained from normal full term placentas and were exposed to diode laser and/or HGF...
June 15, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624798/selection-of-optimal-molecular-targets-for-tumor-specific-imaging-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Willemieke Tummers, Arantza Farina Sarasqueta, Martin Boonstra, Hendrica Prevoo, Cornelis Sier, Sven Mieog, Johannes Morreau, Casper van Eijck, Peter Kuppen, Cornelis van de Velde, Bert Bonsing, Alexander Vahrmeijer, Rutger-Jan Swijnenburg
Discrimination of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) from chronic pancreatitis (CP) or peritumoral inflammation is challenging, both at preoperative imaging and during surgery, but it is crucial for proper therapy selection. Tumor-specific molecular imaging aims to enhance this discrimination and to help select and stratify patients for resection. We evaluated various biomarkers for the specific identification of PDAC and associated lymph node metastases. Using immunohistochemistry (IHC), expression levels and patterns were investigated of integrin αvβ6, carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 5 (CEACAM5), Cathepsin E (Cath E), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), hepatocyte growth factor receptor (c-MET), thymocyte differentiation antigen 1 (Thy1), and urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR)...
May 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623008/yucca-schidigera-can-promote-rabbit-growth-fecundity-affect-the-release-of-hormones-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-induce-pathological-changes-in-liver-and-reduce-ovarian-resistance-to-benzene
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Martina Földešiová, Andrej Baláži, Ľubica Chrastinová, Juraj Pivko, Jan Kotwica, Abdel Halim Harrath, Peter Chrenek, Alexander V Sirotkin
This study evaluated the effect of Yucca schidigera (YS) extract on the physiological, reproductive, and endocrine indexes of New Zealand White rabbit does. Six-week-old rabbit does were fed a standard diet (control group) or a diet enriched with 5 or 20g of Y powder extract per 100-kg feed mixture for 350days. The does were artificially inseminated after induction of superovulation. Weight gain; conception and kindling rate; viability of pups and mothers; histopathological state of liver and muscle; plasma levels of progesterone (P4), oxytocin (OT), and prostaglandin F (PGF); and the release of P4, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), OT, and PGF by isolated ovarian fragments and their response to the addition of benzene were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621236/dynamic-soluble-changes-in-svegfr1-hgf-and-vegf-promote-chemotherapy-and-bevacizumab-resistance-a-prospective-translational-study-in-the-becox-gemcad-09-01-trial
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Estela Pineda, A Salud, E Vila-Navarro, M J Safont, Beatriz Llorente, J Aparicio, R Vera, P Escudero, E Casado, C Bosch, U Bohn, R Pérez-Carrión, A Carmona, J R Ayuso, T Ripollés, R Bouzas, M Gironella, X García-Albéniz, J Feliu, J Maurel
Despite initial responsiveness, acquired resistance to both bevacizumab and chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer is universal. We have recently published that in vitro, chronically oxaliplatin resistance upregulates soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1, downregulates vascular endothelial growth factor, and also promotes c-MET, b-catenin/transcription factor 4, and AKT activation. We tested whether variation in three serum biomarkers such as the natural c-MET ligand (hepatocyte growth factor), soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1, and vascular endothelial growth factor-A was associated with efficacy in metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated in the prospective BECOX study...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619711/igfbp7-deletion-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Maaged Akiel, Chunqing Guo, Xia Li, Devaraja Rajasekaran, Rachel G Mendoza, Chadia L Robertson, Nidhi Jariwala, Fang Yuan, Mark A Subler, Jolene Windle, Dawn K Garcia, Zhao Lai, Hung-I Harry Chen, Yidong Chen, Shah Giashuddin, Paul B Fisher, Xiang-Yang Wang, Devanand Sarkar
Activation of IGF signaling is a major oncogenic event in diverse cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this setting, the insulin-like growth factor binding protein IGFBP7 inhibits IGF signaling by binding the IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R), functioning as a candidate tumor suppressor. IGFBP7 abrogates tumors by inhibiting angiogenesis and inducing cancer-specific senescence and apoptosis. Here we report that Igfbp7-deficient mice exhibit constitutively active IGF signaling, presenting with pro-inflammatory and immunosuppressive microenvironments and spontaneous liver and lung tumors occurring with increased incidence in carcinogen-treated subjects...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619106/bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-damage-in-renal-epithelial-cells-via-microrna-223
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Xiaopeng Yuan, Xiaoping Wang, Chuanbao Chen, Jian Zhou, Ming Han
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have indicated that microRNA-223 (miR-223) plays a role in the tissue-protective effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). NLR family-pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) was reported to affect a renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury by exerting a direct effect on the renal tubular epithelium. Therefore, we investigated how miR-223 and NLRP3 might function in kidneys exposed to conditions of ischemia and subsequent reperfusion. METHODS: Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) murine renal tubular epithelial cells (RTECs) were cocultured with either MSCs or hypoxia-pretreated MSCs (htMSCs), after which the RTECs were examined for their viability and evidence of apoptosis...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619066/hepatocyte-growth-factor-produced-in-lung-fibroblasts-enhances-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-survival-and-tumor-progression
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Nobuhiro Kanaji, Masanao Yokohira, Yuko Nakano-Narusawa, Naoki Watanabe, Katsumi Imaida, Norimitsu Kadowaki, Shuji Bandoh
BACKGROUND: The influence of lung fibroblasts on lung cancer progression is not fully understood. METHODS: Lung fibroblasts (HFL1, MRC5, and IMR90 cells) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-derived cell lines (A549, EBC1, and HI1017) were cultured under serum-free conditions, and the resulting culture media were designated "cell-conditioned media". Cell survival (viability) was assessed by WST-1 assay. Concentrations of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) were measured by ELISA...
June 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618968/mir-221-and-mir-222-synergistically-regulate-hepatocyte-growth-factor-activator-inhibitor-type-1-to-promote-cell-proliferation-and-migration-in-gastric-cancer
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Tao Ning, Haiyang Zhang, Xinyi Wang, Shuang Li, Le Zhang, Ting Deng, Likun Zhou, Xia Wang, Rui Liu, Ming Bai, Shaohua Ge, Hongli Li, Dingzhi Huang, Guoguang Ying, Yi Ba
Gastric cancer is a common malignancy with limited treatment options and poor prognosis. Introduction of novel pathways of gastric cancer will provide candidates for target therapy. Hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 1 is an integral-membrane proteinase inhibitor. Hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 1 abnormality is found in various cancers and correlates with tumor progression and metastasis. However, the mechanisms underlying the dysregulation of hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 1 expression in gastric cancer remain unclear...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618926/diagnostic-relevance-of-a-novel-multiplex-immunoassay-panel-in-breast-cancer
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Natalie Hermann, Katja Dressen, Lars Schroeder, Manuel Debald, Frank A Schildberg, Gisela Walgenbach-Bruenagel, Karina Hettwer, Steffen Uhlig, Walther Kuhn, Gunther Hartmann, Stefan Holdenrieder
Multiple factors contribute to the development and progression of breast cancer. Markers of tumor growth and invasion, cell death, immune activation, and angiogenesis can be assessed in parallel by a novel multiplex immunoassay panel. The diagnostic performance of a multiplex cancer biomarker magnetic bead panel comprising 24 tumor associated parameters was evaluated in sera of 154 women including 77 patients with breast cancer, 10 with precancerous lesions, 31 with benign breast diseases, and 36 healthy controls...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615991/mir-34a-and-mir-206-act-as-novel-prognostic-and-therapy-biomarkers-in-cervical-cancer
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Ai-Hua Chen, Yu-E Qin, Wen-Fan Tang, Jing Tao, Hua-Mei Song, Manzhen Zuo
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence indicated that the aberrant expression of microRNA plays a crucial role in the development of cervical cancer. The overall shorter survival was strongly related to the abnormal expression of microRNA-34a (miR-34a) and microRNA-206 (miR-206), which target B cell lymphoma-2(Bcl2) and c-Met. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/c-Met pathway is related to the occurrence, development and prognosis of cervical cancer, and c-Met is significantly overexpressed in cervical squamous cell carcinoma...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614297/multilineage-communication-regulates-human-liver-bud-development-from-pluripotency
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J Gray Camp, Keisuke Sekine, Tobias Gerber, Henry Loeffler-Wirth, Hans Binder, Malgorzata Gac, Sabina Kanton, Jorge Kageyama, Georg Damm, Daniel Seehofer, Lenka Belicova, Marc Bickle, Rico Barsacchi, Ryo Okuda, Emi Yoshizawa, Masaki Kimura, Hiroaki Ayabe, Hideki Taniguchi, Takanori Takebe, Barbara Treutlein
Conventional two-dimensional differentiation from pluripotency fails to recapitulate cell interactions occurring during organogenesis. Three-dimensional organoids generate complex organ-like tissues; however, it is unclear how heterotypic interactions affect lineage identity. Here we use single-cell RNA sequencing to reconstruct hepatocyte-like lineage progression from pluripotency in two-dimensional culture. We then derive three-dimensional liver bud organoids by reconstituting hepatic, stromal, and endothelial interactions, and deconstruct heterogeneity during liver bud development...
June 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611447/serpinb3-promotes-pro-fibrogenic-responses-in-activated-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Erica Novo, Gianmarco Villano, Cristian Turato, Stefania Cannito, Claudia Paternostro, Chiara Busletta, Alessandra Biasiolo, Santina Quarta, Elisabetta Morello, Claudia Bocca, Antonella Miglietta, Ezio David, Salvatore Sutti, Mario Plebani, Emanuele Albano, Maurizio Parola, Patrizia Pontisso
SerpinB3 is a hypoxia- and hypoxia-inducible factor-2α-dependent cystein protease inhibitor that is up-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma and in parenchymal cells during chronic liver diseases (CLD). SerpinB3 up-regulation in CLD patients has been reported to correlate with the extent of liver fibrosis and the production of transforming growth factor-β1, but the actual role of SerpinB3 in hepatic fibrogenesis is still poorly characterized. In the present study we analyzed the pro-fibrogenic action of SerpinB3 in cell cultures and in two different murine models of liver fibrosis...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607809/rapid-response-of-brain-metastasis-to-crizotinib-in-a-patient-with-klc1-alk-fusion-and-met-gene-amplification-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
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Peng Wang, Pei Xiao, Yingnan Ye, Pengpeng Liu, Lei Han, Li Dong, Chunhua She, Jinpu Yu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) ranks as the leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. Brain metastasis (BM) is a common complication of NSCLC, with 25%-40% of patients developing BM during the course of the disease. A significant strategy of local disease control in the central nervous system is radiation therapy. With the development of precision medicine, the concept of treating lung cancer BM has gradually changed. In this case, we performed a surgical procedure to obtain enough tumor tissue for the detection of the target gene and other related experiments after the patient was informed...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602611/dna-methyltransferases-modulate-hepatogenic-lineage-plasticity-of%C3%A2-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Chien-Wei Lee, Wei-Chih Huang, Hsien-Da Huang, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Jennifer H Ho, Muh-Hwa Yang, Vincent W Yang, Oscar K Lee
The irreversibility of developmental processes in mammalian cells has been challenged by rising evidence that de-differentiation of hepatocytes occurs in adult liver. However, whether reversibility exists in mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC)-derived hepatocytes (dHeps) remains elusive. In this study, we find that hepatogenic differentiation (HD) of MSCs is a reversible process and is modulated by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs). DNMTs are regulated by transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1), which in turn controls hepatogenic differentiation and de-differentiation...
June 1, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601388/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-1b-2-study-of-rilotumumab-or-ganitumab-in-combination-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy-as-first-line-treatment-for-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Bonnie Glisson, Benjamin Besse, Manuel Cobo Dols, Sarita Dubey, Marco Schupp, Rajul Jain, Yizhou Jiang, Hari Menon, Kristiaan Nackaerts, Sergey Orlov, Luis Paz-Ares, Rodryg Ramlau, Rui Tang, Yilong Zhang, Min Zhu
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 1b/2 study we assessed the efficacy/safety of rilotumumab or ganitumab combined with etoposide and carboplatin or cisplatin as first-line treatment in patients with extensive stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the phase 1b study, patients received rilotumumab 15 mg/kg or ganitumab 18 mg/kg with etoposide and carboplatin or cisplatin. In the phase 2 study, patients were randomly assigned 1:1:1 to receive placebo, rilotumumab, or ganitumab with etoposide and carboplatin or cisplatin...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600910/dried-human-skin-fibroblasts-as-a-new-substratum-for-functional-culture-of-hepatic-cells
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Agnieszka Wencel, Karolina Ewa Zakrzewska, Anna Samluk, Bartłomiej Henryk Noszczyk, Dorota Genowefa Pijanowska, Krzysztof Dariusz Pluta
The primary hepatocytes culture is still one of the main challenges in toxicology studies in the drug discovery process, development of in vitro models to study liver function, and cell-based therapies. Isolated hepatocytes display a rapid decline in viability and liver-specific functions including albumin production, conversion of ammonia to urea, and activity of the drug metabolizing enzymes. A number of methods have been developed in order to maintain hepatocytes in their highly differentiated state in vitro...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599463/cancer-gene-panel-analysis-of-cultured-circulating-tumor-cells-and-primary-tumor-tissue-from-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Eunjoo Hwang, Ji-Hyun Uh, Hye Seon Lee, Cham Han Lee, Soo Jeong Lee, Sei Hyun Ahn, Byung Ho Son, Jong Won Lee, Jong Han Yu, Nak-Jung Kwon, Woo Chung Lee, Kap-Seok Yang, Sung Ho Choi, Myoung Shin Kim, Jinseon Lee, Byung Hee Jeon
Although numerous effective therapies have improved the survival rate of patients with breast cancer, a number of patients present with tumor recurrence and metastasis. A liquid biopsy of circulating tumor cells (CTC) is a non-invasive method to obtain tumor cells and may be used as substitute for a tumor tissue biopsy. The present study focuses on determining whether CTC culture is an optimal method of obtaining sufficient amounts of CTCs for molecular analysis. The current study demonstrates a method of isolating and culturing CTCs from patients with breast cancer and the construction of a molecular profile of cultured cells using the Ion AmpliSeq Cancer Gene Panel V2...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
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