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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225991/administration-of-protein-kinase-d1-induces-a-protective-effect-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-intestinal-inflammation-in-a-co-culture-model-of-intestinal-epithelial-caco-2-cells-and-raw264-7-macrophage-cells
#1
Ditte Søvsø Gundelund Nielsen, Marlene Fredborg, Vibeke Andersen, Stig Purup
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic inflammatory diseases involving all or part of the gastrointestinal tract. The stress-activated serine-threonine protein kinase D1 (PKD1) protein has previously been implicated in intestinal immune regulation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of human PKD1 in relation to intestinal inflammation, using a co-culture model of intestinal epithelial Caco-2 cells and RAW264.7 macrophages. An inflammatory response was induced in the macrophages by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), upregulating the expression of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin- (IL-) 1β, and IL-6 besides increasing the secretion of TNF-α protein...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225285/evaluation-of-probiotic-and-prebiotic-like-effects-of-bacillus-subtilis-bn-on-growth-of-lactobacilli
#2
Masanori Horie, Taisuke Koike, Sakiko Sugino, Aya Umeno, Yasukazu Yoshida
The aim of this study was to determine the probiotic and the prebiotic-like properties of Bacillus subtilis BN, a spore-forming bacterium, also known as "natto-kin", which is used for making the Japanese fermented food, natto. We used the spores and vegetative cells of this strain and compared their effects on the growth of lactobacilli. Culture supernatant from B. subtilis BN was added to a glucose-free MRS medium used to culture lactobacilli. When lactobacilli were cultured in the supernatant-containing medium, growth was improved...
December 8, 2017: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224003/human-leukocyte-antigen-g-inhibits-the-anti-tumor-effect-of-natural-killer-cells-via-immunoglobulin-like-transcript-2-in-gastric-cancer
#3
Rui Wan, Zi-Wei Wang, Hui Li, Xu-Dong Peng, Guang-Yi Liu, Jun-Ming Ou, An-Qi Cheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) plays an important role in inhibiting natural killer (NK) cell function and promoting immune escape. However, the specific mechanism of HLA-G on NK in gastric cancer (GC) remains not well understood. This study investigated the expression of HLA-G in GC and the role of HLA-G-effected NK cells in GC progression. METHODS: HLA-G expression in GC tissues obtained from 49 patients with GC was analyzed by immunohistochemistry and western blot...
December 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223655/in%C3%A2-vitro-cultured-bovine-endometrial-cells-recognize-embryonic-sex
#4
E Gómez, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, D Martin, S Carrocera, A Murillo, E Correia-Alvarez, P Herrero, N Canela, A Gutiérrez-Adán, S Ulbrich, M Muñoz
Endometrial cell co-culture (ECC) with single embryo may reflect endometrium responses in vivo. Bovine Day-6 in vitro-produced morulae were cultured until Day-8 in modified synthetic oviductal fluid (mSOF), or on the epithelial side of ECC. Expression of epithelial- and stromal-cell transcripts was analyzed by RT-PCR in ECC with one male (ME) or female embryo (FE). Concentrations of ARTEMIN (ARTN) and total protein were determined in epithelial cell-conditioned medium. ECCs yielded embryos with more cells in the inner cell mass than embryos cultured in mSOF...
December 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223350/%C3%AE-6-and-%C3%AE-1-integrin-heterodimer-mediates-schwann-cell-interactions-with-axons-and-facilitates-axonal-regeneration-after-peripheral-nerve-injury
#5
In Ae Chang, Ki Joong Kim, Uk Namgung
Several isoforms of integrin subunits are expressed in Schwann cells and mediate Schwann cell interactions with axons. Here, we identify α6 and β1 integrins as heterodimeric proteins expressed in Schwann cells and define their functions in axonal regeneration. α6 and β1 integrins are induced in Schwann cells in the sciatic nerve after a crush injury, and the blocking of integrin activity by siRNA expression and by treatment with anti-integrin antibodies attenuates Schwann cell contact with cultured neurons and decreases neurite outgrowth...
December 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222802/recreating-intestinal-peristalsis-in-the-petri-dish
#6
Rosa Espinosa-Luna, Alma R Barajas-Espinosa, Fernando Ochoa-Cortez, Carlos Barajas-López
Here we describe a culture technique of cells dissociated from the external muscularis of the guinea pig small intestine, which allows us to maintain all the elements involved in the intestinal peristaltic reflex. After a few days in culture, these cells reorganize to form a small group of cells that permit the generation of pacemaker activity, spontaneous contractions, and the development of inhibitory and excitatory junction potentials in the petri dish, all elements involved in the peristaltic reflex. Therefore, these co-cultures are suitable to study the cellular and molecular aspects related to the development, maintenance, and modulation of motor intestinal functions...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222800/primary-motor-neuron-culture-to-promote-cellular-viability-and-myelination
#7
Jun-Kyo Francis Suh, Sujin Hyung
A culture system that can recapitulate myelination in vitro will not only help us to better understand the mechanism of myelination and demyelination but also identify possible therapeutic interventions for treating demyelinating diseases. Here, we introduce a simple and reproducible myelination culture system using mouse motor neurons (MNs) and Schwann cells (SCs). Dissociated motor neurons are plated on a feeder layer of SCs, which interact with and wrap around the axons of MNs as they differentiate in culture...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222777/culture-of-neurons-and-smooth-muscle-cells-from-the-myenteric-plexus-of-adult-mice
#8
Paola Brun, Hamid I Akbarali
In the enteric nervous system, neurons make contact with smooth muscle cells to regulate gastrointestinal functions. Since neuronal cell alterations and intestinal motor dysfunctions are strictly linked, in vitro models based on the culture of neurons or smooth muscle cells are of great advantage to elucidate the functions of the enteric nervous system under physiological and pathological conditions. In this chapter, we provide the protocol for isolation of neurons and smooth muscle cells from the myenteric plexus of adult mice...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222773/central-nervous-system-neuron-glia-co-culture-models-and-application-to-neuroprotective-agents
#9
Stephen D Skaper, Laura Facci
Glial cell activation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative disorders. This article presents a protocol for the preparation of cultures consisting of rat embryonic cortical neurons grown in the presence of cortical microglia, in which the glia are present in physical contact with the neurons or separated by a semipermeable membrane barrier. An example of how such systems can be used to evaluate potential neuroprotective agents will also be described.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222416/functional-analysis-of-human-intrafusal-fiber-innervation-by-human-%C3%AE-motoneurons
#10
A Colón, X Guo, N Akanda, Y Cai, J J Hickman
Investigation of neuromuscular deficits and diseases such as SMA, as well as for next generation prosthetics, utilizing in vitro phenotypic models would benefit from the development of a functional neuromuscular reflex arc. The neuromuscular reflex arc is the system that integrates the proprioceptive information for muscle length and activity (sensory afferent), to modify motoneuron output to achieve graded muscle contraction (actuation efferent). The sensory portion of the arc is composed of proprioceptive sensory neurons and the muscle spindle, which is embedded in the muscle tissue and composed of intrafusal fibers...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222072/heparan-sulfate-potentiates-leukocyte-adhesion-on-cardiac-fibroblast-by-enhantcing-vcam-1-and-icam-1-expression
#11
Francisco Olivares-Silva, Rodolfo Landaeta, Pablo Aránguiz, Samir Bolivar, Claudio Humeres, Renatto Anfossi, Raúl Vivar, Pía Boza, Claudia Muñoz, Viviana Pardo-Jiménez, Concepción Peiró, Carlos F Sánchez-Ferrer, Guillermo Díaz-Araya
Cardiac fibroblasts (CF) act as sentinel cells responding to chemokines, cytokines and growth factors released in cardiac tissue in cardiac injury events, such as myocardial infarction (MI). Cardiac injury involves the release of various damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) including heparan sulfate (HS), a constituent of the extracellular matrix (ECM), through the TLR4 receptor activation triggering a strong inflammatory response, inducing leukocytes recruitment. This latter cells are responsible of clearing cell debris and releasing cytokines that promote CF differentiation to myofibroblast (CMF), thus initiating scar formation...
December 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222052/in-vitro-co-culture-models-to-evaluate-acute-cytotoxicity-of-individual-and-combined-mycotoxin-exposures-on-caco-2-thp-1-and-heparg-human-cell-lines
#12
Marie-Caroline Smith, Alexiane Gheux, Monika Coton, Stéphanie Madec, Nolwenn Hymery, Emmanuel Coton
Deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEA) are mycotoxins primarily produced by Fusarium species and commonly co-occur in European grains. Some in vitro studies reported synergistic combined effects on cell viability reduction for these two natural food contaminants. However, most of these studies were carried out on conventional cell culture systems involving only one cell type and thus, did not accurately reflect in vivo conditions, including cell-cell communication. In this context, we developed easy bi- and tri-culture systems using the Caco-2 (intestinal epithelial cells), THP-1 (monocytes) and HepaRG (hepatocytes) human cell lines...
December 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221422/total-flavones-of-abelmoschus-manihot-improve-diabetic-nephropathy-by-inhibiting-the-irhom2-tace-signalling-pathway-activity-in-rats
#13
Su Liu, Lifang Ye, Jing Tao, Chao Ge, Liji Huang, Jiangyi Yu
CONTEXT: Total flavones extracted from Abelmoschus manihot L. (Malvaceae) medic (TFA) have been proven clinically effective at improving renal inflammation and glomerular injury in chronic kidney disease (CKD). OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the function of TFA as an inhibitor of iRhom2/TACE (tumour necrosis factor-α converting enzyme) signalling and investigated its anti-DN (diabetic nephropathy) effects in a DN rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro, cells were treated with 200 μg/mL advanced glycation end products (AGEs), and then co-cultured with 20 μg/mL TFA for 24 h...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221185/tgf%C3%AE-1-in-fibroblasts-derived-exosomes-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
#14
Wenqian Li, Xiaoxue Zhang, Ji Wang, Mengchen Li, Canhui Cao, Jiahong Tan, Ding Ma, Qinglei Gao
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF), a major component of the tumor microenvironment, play an important role in interacting with neoplastic cells to promote ovarian cancer progression. Exosomes are nano-sized vesicles that mediate the cross-talk between different cell types. An increasing number of studies have focused on the fact that tumor cell-derived exosomes influence stromal cells. However, the mechanism by which CAF-derived exosomes modulate cancer cells in ovarian cancer remains obscure. To investigate the role of CAF exosomes in ovarian cancer, we examined the exosomal content of paired primary, metastatic and normal fibroblasts from seven stage IIIC ovarian cancer patients by ELISA...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220723/gold-nanoparticles-enhance-radiation-sensitization-and-suppress-colony-formation-in-a-feline-injection-site-sarcoma-cell-line-in-vitro
#15
J Z Benton, R J Williams, A Patel, K Meichner, J Tarigo, K Nagata, T D Pethel, R M Gogal
Injection Site Sarcomas (ISS) are highly invasive feline malignant tumors that are frequently associated with routine vaccination. Current treatment modalities include chemotherapy, radiation, and radical surgery. ISS have been shown to be one of the most treatment resistant of feline cancers with high rates of recurrence. Previous studies have shown that gold and other high atomic number nanoparticles have the ability to increase the dose of radiation deposited into tissue by generating secondary electrons...
December 2, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220165/photo-triggered-n2-generating-submicron-particles-for-selective-killing-of-cancer-cells
#16
Huiying Li, Wenbo Zhang, Ning He, Weijun Tong, Changyou Gao
Killing of cancer cells by applying mechanical disruption is an appealing emerging strategy for cancer treatment in recent years. In this study, photo-responsive submicron particles based on diazo-resin (DZR) which are able to release N2 under UV irradiation were prepared through a polyamine-salt aggregation method. After surface modification with hyaluronic acid (HA), the particles could be internalized selectively by cancer cells and mainly located in lysosomes after 6 h incubation. The viability of cancer cells decreased obviously after co-cultured with photo-responsive particles and UV irradiation due to the integrity damage of lysosomes by photo-triggered N2 generation and the subsequential increased reactive oxygen species...
December 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219221/improved-developmental-competence-in-embryos-treated-with-lycopene-during-in-vitro-culture
#17
M M R Chowdhury, Ayman Mesalam, Imran Khan, Myeong-Don Joo, Kyeong-Lim Lee, Lianguang Xu, Fahmida Afrin, Il-Keun Kong
In vitro embryo development remains suboptimal compared to in vivo development due to the challenge from various stressors associated with in vitro culturing of oocytes. When 0.2 μM lycopene was added to oocyte in vitro maturation and embryo culture media, to assess its antioxidant effects on embryo development, we observed a significant (p<0.05) increase in cleavage and blastocyst development rates compared to the corresponding controls (84.3 ± 0.6% vs. 73.1 ± 1.9% and 41.0 ± 1.4% vs. 33.4 ± 0.7%, respectively)...
December 8, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218706/genome-wide-rna-seq-identifies-fas-fasl-mediated-tumoricidal-activity-of-embryonic-stem-cells
#18
Yatong Li, Yongna Fan, Jing Xu, Peng Zhang, Taijiao Jiang, Menghua Dai, Limin Li
The discovery of tumor tropism of stem cells revealed the intimate relationship between stem cells and tumor cells, but the functional role of stem cells in tumorigenesis is poorly understood. To investigate embryonic stem cell (ESC) and tumor cell interactions, we co-cultured mouse ESCs with mouse melanoma B16-F10 cells or mouse pancreatic tumor Pan02 cells, and found that ESCs significantly inhibited tumor cell proliferation. Coculture of ESCs and tumor cells resulted in significant inhibition of tumorigenesis in vivo...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218246/angiopoietin-like-protein-2-facilitates-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-progression-by-promoting-the-polarization-of-m2-tumor-associated-macrophages
#19
Xiaojuan Wei, Siyue Nie, Hui Liu, Jingyu Sun, Jie Liu, Juan Li, Shuyan Li, Shuyun Wang, Shuyi Han, Jun Wang, Yuping Sun
The functional phenotypes (M1 and M2) of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are influenced by the tumor microenvironment (TME) and contribute greatly to the development of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the molecular mechanisms for TAM polarization remain unclear. Angiopoietin-like protein 2 (Angptl2) is involved in tumor progression. In this study, Angptl2 expression was aberrantly increased in NSCLC cells and positively correlated with TAM infiltration, tumor size and poor patient survival...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218113/age-associated-alteration-in-th17-cell-response-is-related-to-endothelial-cell-senescence-and-atherosclerotic-cerebral-infarction
#20
Qing Li, Shaowei Ding, Yuan Min Wang, Xiaoling Xu, Zuojun Shen, Rui Fu, Mengdie Liu, Chaojie Hu, Cuiping Zhang, Qi Cao, Yiping Wang
T-helper 17 (Th17) cells produce Interleukin-17 (IL-17) that plays an important role in host-defense. However, little is known whether aging affects the functions of human Th17 cells. In this study, we examine age-associated alteration in Th17-cell response; correlation between Th17-cells and endothelial cell senescence; and the occurrence of acute cerebral infarction (ACI). First, we examined Th17-frequency, phenotyping, key transcription factors, and relevant cytokines in healthy elderly, middle-aged and young-people along with elderly-patients with ACI...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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