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Carlota Saldanha
Nitric oxide (NO) produced by endothelial cells interacts with erythrocyte through band 3 protein, being scavenged by haemoglobin. A signal transduction mechanism involving protein Gi and protein band 3 stimulates erythrocyte NO efflux when acetylcholine (ACh) binds to erythrocyte membrane acetylcholinesterase. Binding of normal plasma fibrinogen (Fib) levels, to erythrocyte membrane CD47 decreases the NO efflux. When high Fib concentration and ACh were present the efflux of NO from erythrocytes was normalized...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Kipp Weiskopf, Peter J Schnorr, Wendy W Pang, Mark P Chao, Akanksha Chhabra, Jun Seita, Mingye Feng, Irving L Weissman
The hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) is a multipotent stem cell that resides in the bone marrow and has the ability to form all of the cells of the blood and immune system. Since its first purification in 1988, additional studies have refined the phenotype and functionality of HSCs and characterized all of their downstream progeny. The hematopoietic lineage is divided into two main branches: the myeloid and lymphoid arms. The myeloid arm is characterized by the common myeloid progenitor and all of its resulting cell types...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
Jessica E Maxwell, Scott K Sherman, James R Howe
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) are rare tumors, but have been increasing in incidence. Although typically thought of as indolent, more than half of patients present with metastatic disease. For many years, the only mutations commonly known in these tumors were those in the MEN1 gene. Recently, the genetics underlying PNETs have been further defined through exome sequencing. The most frequent alterations found in sporadic PNETs are in MEN1, DAXX/ATRX, and a variety of genes in the mTOR pathway. Confirmation of these mutations has prompted trials with a number of drugs active in these pathways, and two drugs were eventually approved in 2011-sunitinib and everolimus...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Natasha M Rogers, Maryam Sharifi-Sanjani, Mingyi Yao, Kedar Ghimire, Raquel Bienes-Martinez, Stephanie M Mutchler, Heather E Knupp, Jeffrey Baust, Enrico M Novelli, Mark Ross, Claudette St Croix, Johannes C Kutten, Caitlin A Czajka, John C Sembrat, Mauricio Rojas, David Labrousse-Arias, Timothy N Bachman, Rebecca R Vanderpool, Brian S Zuckerbraun, Hunter C Champion, Ana L Mora, Adam C Straub, Richard A Bilonick, Maria J Calzada, Jeffrey S Isenberg
AIMS: Thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) is a ligand for CD47 and TSP1(-/-) mice are protected from pulmonary hypertension (PH). We hypothesized the TSP1-CD47 axis is upregulated in human PH and promotes pulmonary arterial vasculopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed the molecular signature and functional response of lung tissue and distal pulmonary arteries (PAs) from individuals with (n=23) and without (n=16) PH. Compared to controls, lungs and distal PAs from PH patients showed induction of TSP1-CD47 and endothelin-1/endothelin A receptor (ET-1/ETA) protein and mRNA...
October 13, 2016: Cardiovascular Research
Taylor S Cohen, Omari Jones-Nelson, Meghan Hotz, Lily Cheng, Lloyd S Miller, JoAnn Suzich, C Kendall Stover, Bret R Sellman
Bacterial pneumonia, such as those caused by Staphylococcus aureus, is associated with an influx of inflammatory neutrophils into the lung tissue and airways. Regulation and clearance of recruited neutrophils is essential for preventing tissue damage by "friendly fire", a responsibility of macrophages in a process called efferocytosis. We hypothesized that S. aureus impairs efferocytosis by alveolar macrophages (AMs) through the activity of the secreted virulence factor alpha toxin (AT), which has been implicated in altering the antimicrobial function of AMs...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
Hui Li, Yan Wang, Yan-Zhong Li
The study aims to investigate the possible mechanisms of microRNA-133a (miR-133a) targeting CD47 on cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and invasion in laryngeal carcinoma. Forty-two laryngeal carcinoma tissue specimens confirmed by pathological examination from laryngeal carcinoma patients as the case group were collected, and 20 chronic laryngitis tissues were gathered as the control group. The human laryngeal carcinoma cell line Hep-2 was marked as the miR-133a mimic, negative control (NC), miR-133a inhibitor, CD47-siRNA, miR-133a inhibitor + CD47-siRNA, and Mock groups...
October 11, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Sitara Chauhan, Steven Danielson, Virginia Clements, Nathan J Edwards, Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg, Catherine Fenselau
In this report we use a proteomic strategy to identify glycoproteins on the surface of exosomes derived from myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), and then test if selected glycoproteins contribute to exosome-mediated chemotaxis and migration of MDSC. We report successful modification of a surface chemistry method for use with exosomes, and identify twenty-one surface N-glycoproteins on exosomes released by mouse mammary carcinoma-induced MDSC. These glycoprotein identities and functionalities are compared with ninty-three N-linked glycoproteins identified on the surface of the parental cells...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
Anaïs Marie Julie Møller, Jean-Marie Delaissé, Kent Søe
Investigations addressing the molecular keys of osteoclast fusion are primarily based on end-point analyses. No matter if investigations are performed in vivo or in vitro the impact of a given factor is predominantly analyzed by counting the number of multinucleated cells, the number of nuclei per multinucleated cell or TRAcP activity. But end-point analyses do not show how the fusion came about. This would not be a problem if fusion of osteoclasts is a random process and occurs by the same molecular mechanism from beginning to end...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Katherine L Cook, David R Soto-Pantoja, Pamela A G Clarke, M Idalia Cruz, Alan Zwart, Anni Wärri, Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, David D Roberts, Robert Clarke
The unfolded protein response is an endoplasmic reticulum stress pathway mediated by the protein chaperone glucose regulated-protein 78 (GRP78). Metabolic analysis of breast cancer cells shows that GRP78 silencing increases the intracellular concentrations of essential polyunsaturated fats, including linoleic acid. Accumulation of fatty acids is due to an inhibition of mitochondrial fatty acid transport, resulting in a reduction of fatty acid oxidation. These data suggest a novel role of GRP78-mediating cellular metabolism...
October 1, 2016: Cancer Research
Marie A Shatos, Robin R Hodges, Masahiro Morinaga, David E McNay, Rakibul Islam, Sumit Bhattacharya, Dayu Li, Bruce Turpie, Helen P Makarenkova, Sharmila Masli, Tor P Utheim, Darlene A Dartt
The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes that occur in the lacrimal glands (LGs) in female thrombospondin 1 knockout (TSP1(-/-)) mice, a mouse model of the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome. The LGs of 4, 12, and 24 week-old female TSP1(-/-) and C57BL/6J (wild type, WT) mice were used. qPCR was performed to measure cytokine expression. To study the architecture, LG sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin. Cell proliferation was measured using bromo-deoxyuridine and immunohistochemistry...
September 30, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
S Azghadi, D Candas, A M Monjazeb, M Fan, J S Mayadev, J J Li
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Gizem Bener, Alex J Félix, Cristina Sánchez de Diego, Isabel Pascual Fabregat, Carlos J Ciudad, Véronique Noé
BACKGROUND: In the context of tumor immunology, tumor cells have been shown to overexpress CD47, an anti-phagocytic signal directed to macrophages to escape from phagocytosis by interacting with Signal Regulatory Protein α SIRPα. In the present work, we designed Polypurine reverse Hoogsteen hairpins, PPRHs, to silence the expression of CD47 in tumor cells and SIRPα in macrophages with the aim to eliminate tumor cells by macrophages in co-culture experiments. METHODS: THP-1 cells were differentiated to macrophages with PMA...
September 26, 2016: BMC Immunology
Qi Gao, Kexin Chen, Lu Gao, Yang Zheng, Yong-Guang Yang
CD47 signaling in endothelial cells has been shown to suppress angiogenesis, but little is known about the link between CD47 and endothelial senescence. Herein, we demonstrate that the thrombospondin-1 (TSP1)-CD47 signaling pathway is a major mechanism for driving endothelial cell senescence. CD47 deficiency in endothelial cells significantly improved their angiogenic function and attenuated their replicative senescence. Lack of CD47 also suppresses activation of cell cycle inhibitors and upregulates the expression of cell cycle promoters, leading to increased cell cycle progression...
2016: Cell Death & Disease
Marjan Boerma, Michael L Freeman
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Nara Lee, Jung U Shin, Shan Jin, Ki Na Yun, Jin Young Kim, Chang Ook Park, Seo Hyeong Kim, Ji Yeon Noh, Kwang Hoon Lee
PURPOSE: Regulatory T (Treg) cells are key modulators in the immune system. Recent studies have shown that atopic dermatitis (AD) patients have higher numbers of Treg cells; however, little is known about the specific phenotype and function of Treg cells in AD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To identify differentially expressed proteins in peripheral induced Treg cells in AD and naturally derived Treg cells in normal controls, CD4⁺CD25⁺ Treg cells were isolated from thymus tissue of normal mice and the spleens of AD mice...
November 2016: Yonsei Medical Journal
Margarethe Bittins, Xiang Wang
The exposure of phosphatidylserine (PS) on the surface membrane of apoptotic cells triggers the recruitment of phagocytic receptors and subsequently results in uptake by phagocytes. Here we describe how apoptotic cells can use intercellular membrane nanotubes to transfer exposed PS to neighboring viable cells, and thus deposit an "eat-me" tag on the viable cells. Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) connected UV-treated apoptotic rat pheochromocytoma PC12 cells with neighboring untreated cells. These TNTs were composed of PS-exposed plasma membrane and facilitated the transfer of the membrane from apoptotic to viable cells...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Zhen Bian, Lei Shi, Ya-Lan Guo, Zhiyuan Lv, Cong Tang, Shuo Niu, Alexandra Tremblay, Mahathi Venkataramani, Courtney Culpepper, Limin Li, Zhen Zhou, Ahmed Mansour, Yongliang Zhang, Andrew Gewirtz, Koby Kidder, Ke Zen, Yuan Liu
Rapid clearance of adoptively transferred Cd47-null (Cd47(-/-)) cells in congeneic WT mice suggests a critical self-recognition mechanism, in which CD47 is the ubiquitous marker of self, and its interaction with macrophage signal regulatory protein α (SIRPα) triggers inhibitory signaling through SIRPα cytoplasmic immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibition motifs and tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1/2. However, instead of displaying self-destruction phenotypes, Cd47(-/-) mice manifest no, or only mild, macrophage phagocytosis toward self-cells except under the nonobese diabetic background...
September 13, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
R M Brightwell, K S Grzankowski, S Lele, K Eng, M Arshad, H Chen, K Odunsi
OBJECTIVES: The CD47 "don't eat me" signal allows tumor immune evasion. We tested the association of CD47 expression with outcomes in EOC. METHODS: CD47 expression was examined within the TCGA database for ovarian carcinoma. For validation, IHC was performed on a TMA consisting of specimens from 265 patients with EOC. The medical records of the patients were also retrospectively reviewed to correlate demographic and survival data. RESULTS: CD47 was amplified in 15/316 (5%) ovarian serous cancers in TCGA...
August 25, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Thomas Denèfle, Héloise Boullet, Linda Herbi, Clara Newton, Ana-Carolina Martinez-Torres, Alexandre Guez, Elodie Pramil, Claire Quiney, Marilyne Pourcelot, Mikail D Levasseur, Eva Lardé, Roba Moumné, François-Xavier Ogi, Pascal Grondin, Hélène Merle-Beral, Olivier Lequin, Santos A Susin, Philippe Karoyan
Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) is a glycoprotein considered as a key actor within the tumor microenvironment. Its binding to CD47, a cell surface receptor, triggers programmed cell death. Previous studies allowed the identification of 4N1K decapeptide derived from the TSP-1/CD47 binding epitope. Here, we demonstrate that this peptide is able to induce selective apoptosis of various cancer cell lines while sparing normal cells. A structure-activity relationship study led to the design of the first serum stable TSP-1 mimetic agonist peptide able to trigger selective programmed cell death (PCD) of at least lung, breast, and colorectal cancer cells...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Agnieszka Ciomber, Iwona Mitrus, Wojciech Fidyk, Andrzej Smagur, Agata Chwieduk, Magdalena Glowala-Kosinska, Tomasz Czerw, Małgorzata Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka, Włodzimierz Mendrek, Maria Sadus-Wojciechowska, Jacek Najda, Jerzy Holowiecki, Sebastian Giebel
Regeneration of the bone marrow microenvironment after transplantation of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells is poorly explored. The goal of our study was to investigate this process focusing on immunologic factors: concentrations of selected cytokines, expression of immunosuppressive proteins CD47 and CD274 on hematopoietic stem cells, and frequency of T regulatory lymphocytes (Tregs). Bone marrow samples were collected before transplantation, on the day of transplantation, and at the 1-year follow-up. As a control group, we used bone marrow from healthy donors...
August 12, 2016: Experimental Hematology
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