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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746831/genome-wide-analysis-of-long-non-coding-rnas-and-their-role-in-postnatal-porcine-testis-development
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Bo Weng, Maoliang Ran, Bin Chen, Changqing He, Lianhua Dong, Fuzhi Peng
A comprehensive and systematic understanding of the roles of lncRNAs in the postnatal development of the pig testis has still not been achieved. In the present study, we obtained more than one billion clean reads and identified 15,528 lncRNA transcripts; these transcripts included 5032 known and 10,496 novel porcine lncRNA transcripts and corresponded to 10,041 lncRNA genes. Pairwise comparisons identified 449 known and 324 novel lncRNAs that showed differential expression patterns. GO and KEGG pathway enrichment analyses revealed that the targeted genes were involved in metabolic pathways regulating testis development and spermatogenesis, such as the TGF-beta pathway, the PI3K-Akt pathway, the Wnt/β-catenin pathway, and the AMPK pathway...
July 23, 2017: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739110/transforming-growth-factor-beta1-being-considered-a-novel-biomarker-in-knee-osteoarthritis
#2
Jianwei He, Weiwei Cao, Inayat Azeem, Qiang Zhao, Zengwu Shao
BACKGROUND: Associations between Transforming Growth Factor beta-1 (TGF-β1), Platelet-derived growth factor BB (PDGF-BB) and C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX-1) with pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA) have already been established. Therefore, TGF-β1, PDGF-BB and CTX-1 could be used as the potential biomarkers for the diagnosis of this disease. METHODS: 160 knee OA cases and 80 healthy controls were chosen. Serum concentrations of TGF-β1, PDGF-BB and CTX-1 were tested twice on the same samples using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay...
July 21, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738804/oncogenic-long-noncoding-rna-landscape-in-breast-cancer
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Shouping Xu, Dejia Kong, Qianlin Chen, Yanyan Ping, Da Pang
BACKGROUND: Few long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) that act as oncogenic genes in breast cancer have been identified. METHODS: Oncogenic lncRNAs associated with tumourigenesis and worse survival outcomes were examined and validated in Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), respectively. Then, the potential biological functions and expression regulation of these lncRNAs were studied via bioinformatics and genome data analysis. Moreover, progressive breast cancer subtype-specific lncRNAs were investigated via high-throughput sequencing in our cohort and TCGA validation...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732437/effect-of-microrna-21-transfection-on-in-vitro-differentiation-of-human-naive-cd4-t-cells-to-regulatory-t-cells
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Haideh Namdari, Mojgan Ghayedi, Jamshid Hadjati, Farhad Rezaei, Kurosh Kalantar, Parisa Rahimzadeh, Eisa Salehi
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important components of the immune system that modulate responses of other cells. These cells are involved in peripheral tolerance mechanisms, so defect in development and function of these cells can result in autoimmune disease. Increasing evidence supports the role of microRNAs-21 (miR-21) in the regulation of forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) expression in Tregs. We aimed to determine whether miR-21 transfection to naive CD4+ T cells can be useful in generation of iTregs in-vitro. We investigated in-vitro differentiation of miR-21-transfected naive CD4+ T cells to iTregs and compared these iTregs to cytokine-differentiated iTregs and control group...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729848/the-functional-genetics-of-handedness-and-language-lateralization-insights-from-gene-ontology-pathway-and-disease-association-analyses
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Judith Schmitz, Stephanie Lor, Rena Klose, Onur Güntürkün, Sebastian Ocklenburg
Handedness and language lateralization are partially determined by genetic influences. It has been estimated that at least 40 (and potentially more) possibly interacting genes may influence the ontogenesis of hemispheric asymmetries. Recently, it has been suggested that analyzing the genetics of hemispheric asymmetries on the level of gene ontology sets, rather than at the level of individual genes, might be more informative for understanding the underlying functional cascades. Here, we performed gene ontology, pathway and disease association analyses on genes that have previously been associated with handedness and language lateralization...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726976/absence-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-murine-platelets-reduces-neointima-formation-without-affecting-arterial-thrombosis
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Katrin Schaefer, Eva Schütz, Magdalena L Bochenek, Dennis R Riehl, Markus Bosmann, Thomas Münzel, Stavros Konstantinides, Katrin Schäfer
Platelet degranulation at the site of vascular injury prevents bleeding and may affect the chronic vascular wound healing response. Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)-β1 is a major component of platelet α-granules known to accumulating in thrombi. It was our aim to determine the role of TGFβ1 released from activated platelets for neointima formation following arterial injury and thrombosis. Mice with platelet-specific deletion of TGFβ1 (Plt.TGFβ-KO) underwent carotid artery injury. Immunoassays confirmed the absence of active TGFβ1 in platelet releasates and plasma of Plt...
July 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723240/rhythmic-radiotherapy-beats-down-tgf-beta
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Steven J Chmura, Ralph R Weichselbaum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722327/transforming-growth-factor-beta-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-interaction-in-the-cancer-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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REVIEW
Juan F Santibanez, Hristina Obradović, Tamara Kukolj, Jelena Krstić
Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) is a pleiotropic factor that acts as a tumor suppressor in the early stages, while it exerts tumor promoting activities in advanced stages of cancer development. One of the hallmarks of cancer progression is the capacity of cancer cells to migrate and invade surrounding tissues with subsequent metastasis to different organs. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) together with urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its receptor (uPAR), whose main original function described is the proteolytic degradation of the extracellular matrix, play key cellular roles in the enhancement of cell malignancy during cancer progression...
July 19, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719898/role-of-mir-155-signal-pathway-in-regulating-podocyte-injury-induced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Xu Lin, Xintng Zhen, Haiting Huang, Haohao Wu, Yanwu You, Pengwei Guo, Xiangjun Gu, Fafen Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of glomerulosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of inhibition of miR-155 on podocyte injury induced by TGF-β1 and to determine further molecular mediators involved in the effects of miR-155. METHODS: Conditionally immortalized podocytes were cultured in vitro and they were divided into four groups: control; TGF-β1 treatment; TGF-β1 with miR-155 knockdown [using antisense oligonucleotides against miR-155 (ASO-miR-155)] and TGF-β1 with negative control antisense oligonucleotides (ASO-NC)...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715807/amniotic-fluid-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-factor-profiling-in-foetal-down-syndrome
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Monika Zbucka-Kretowska, Karol Charkiewicz, Jan Czerniecki, Joanna Goscik, Slawomir Wolczynski, Piotr Laudanski
OBJECTIVES: Angiogenic factors are proteins that can potentially be related to certain foetal chromosomal abnormalities. The goal of this study was to determine the concentrations of 60 angiogenic factors in the amniotic fluid of women carrying foetuses with Down syndrome (DS). METHODS: After analysis of the karyotyping results, for the purpose of this study, we chose 12 women with foetal DS. For the control group, we selected 12 healthy patients with uncomplicated pregnancies (15-18 weeks of gestation) who delivered healthy newborns at term...
July 15, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696894/preference-of-aerosolized-pirfenidone-to-oral-intake-an-experimental-model-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-paraquat
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Rokhsana Rasooli, Hamid Rajaian, Abbas Pardakhty, Ali Mandegary
BACKGROUND: Inhalation drug delivery is a fast, effective, and safe route of delivering medication directly to the lungs. Thanks to the large surface area and highly vascularized epithelium in lung, pulmonary drug delivery has been considered as an effective route to deliver drugs to the systemic circulation. Pirfenidone (PF), an oral antifibrotic agent, has been shown to slow down the progression of the lung fibrosis. Inhalation or intrapulmonary delivery of PF appears to be a good alternative to optimize drug delivery and minimize the dosage, adverse and nonspecific effects...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689166/ocular-surface-cytokine-profile-in-chronic-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-its-response-to-mucous-membrane-grafting-for-lid-margin-keratinisation
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Srividya Gurumurthy, Geetha Iyer, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Shweta Agarwal, Narayanasamy Angayarkanni
BACKGROUND: To study the tear cytokine and the conjunctival and oral mucosal marker profile in chronic ocular Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and their alteration following mucous membrane grafting (MMG) for lid margin keratinisation (LMK). METHODS: In a 1-year prospective study, SJS cases (n=25) and age-matched/sex-matched healthy controls (n=25) were recruited. Tear specimen (Schirmer's strip), conjunctival and oral mucosal imprints were collected from controls and SJS cases pre-MMG and post-MMG (at first follow-up, n=17)...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688946/anti-arthritic-effect-of-pilose-antler-peptide-on-adjuvant-induced-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-rats
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Zuo Ting, Long Hongyan, Wu Suling, Huang Luqi
The anti-inflammatory property of pilose antler peptide (PAP) aroused our interest. To investigate the effect of PAP on Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA)-induced arthritis in rats was the aim of this study. Adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) was induced by the administration of 0.1ml FCA in the surface of hind paw. Diclofenac sodium (DS) and Fasudil were administered as positive controls. Down-regulation of cytokines including interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), revealed anti-inflammatory effect of PAP, which was consisted with pathological conditions of rat paws...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686347/epo-modified-mscs-can-inhibit-asthmatic-airway-remodeling-in-an-animal-model
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Xin-Peng Han, Fang-Qi Zhang, Xiang-Shu Tan, Liang Liu, Wen-Xian Ma, Hai-Feng Ou-Yang, Chang-Gui Wu
OBJECTIVE: There was no effective measures can be obtained at present to reverse or prevent airway remodeling. We investigated the therapeutic effect of Erythropoietin (EPO) gene modified mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on asthmatic airway remodeling and the possible underlied molecular mechanisms. METHODS: EPO gene was transfected into MSCs via lentivirus vector. The transfected cells (EPO-MSCs) were identi?ed by ?ow cytometry and the EPO secreting function was detected by PCR and western blot...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685539/respiratory-training-during-rehabilitation-of-acute-organic-fluorine-poisoned-patients-treated-by-non-invasive-positive-pressure-ventilation
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L Liu, D Z Liu, Q P Wang, Z L Zhu, H M Li, X Y Lu
This paper aimed to analyze the effects of respiratory training on pulmonary function during the rehabilitation period for acute organic fluorine-poisoned patients treated by non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV). Sixty-two acute organic fluorine-poisoned patients admitted to the Xinxiang Central Hospital, Xinxiang City, China, from May 2012 to March 2016 were selected and randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, with 31 cases in each. Both groups received NIPPV. The patients in the control group exercised daily, while the patients in the observation group received contracting lips-abdominal breathing training...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682139/effects-of-il-13-on-tgf-%C3%AE-and-mmp-1-in-periodontitis
#16
A Beklen
Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth. Interleukin (IL)-13 is a multifunctional T-helper type2 (Th2) cytokine that can diminish inflammatory responses. I investigated using ELISA the effects of IL-13 on transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) and matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1). MMP-1 was detected using immunohistochemistry. Gingival fibroblasts were stimulated with IL-13 or together with tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). I found that macrophage-like cells, fibroblast-like cells, vascular endothelial cells and gingival epithelial cells were stained more intensely for MMP-1 and were observed more frequently in the periodontitis affected group than in the control group...
July 6, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682114/effectiveness-of-topical-application-of-ostrich-oil-on-the-healing-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infected-wounds
#17
Mohammad Reza Farahpour, Mahsa Vahid, Ahmad Oryan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Management of infected wounds is one of the major challenges that surgeons and nurses face. Several antimicrobial agents have been used, but the toxicity, drug resistance and their effect on the healing process remain a matter of concern. The present study was designed to analyze the accelerative impact of topical application of Ostrich oil on infected wounds in a mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 72 BALB/c mice were divided into 4 main groups of control-sham, mupirocin and two treatment groups receiving 2% and 4% (V/W) concentrations of Ostrich oil, topically...
July 6, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681933/effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-and-oxytocin-on-osteoporotic-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#18
Somaye Fallahnezhad, Abbas Piryaie, Hasan Darbandi, Abdollah Amini, Seyed Kamran Ghorishi, Reza Jalalifirouzkouhi, Mohammad Bayat
Postmenopausal osteoporosis (OP) is a major concern for public health. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has a positive effect on the health of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of LLLT and oxytocin (OT) incubation-individually and in combination-on osteoporotic BMMSCs in ovariectomized rats. Twelve female rats were randomized into two groups to undergo either a sham surgery (sham group) or ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis OP (OVX group). MSCs harvested from the BM of healthy and OVX rats underwent culture expansion...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678970/immunohistochemical-expression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-mmp-9-in-periapical-lesions
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Pâmella Recco Álvares, José Alcides Almeida de Arruda, Leorik Pereira da Silva, George João Ferreira do Nascimento, Maria Fonseca da Silveira, Ana Paula Veras Sobral
The objective of this study was to evaluate the expression of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β1) in periapical lesion samples correlated with the intensity of the inflammatory infiltrate and thickness of the epithelial lining. Forty-five cases of periapical lesions (23 periapical granulomas and 22 radicular cysts) were subjected to morphological and immunohistochemical analyses using anti-MMP-9 and anti-TGF-β1 antibodies. The data were analyzed using the following tests: non-parametric Mann-Whitney, chi-square, Fisher's exact test and Spearman's correlation test (P<0...
July 3, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676447/profiling-conserved-biological-pathways-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disorder-adpkd-to-elucidate-key-transcriptomic-alterations-regulating-cystogenesis-a-cross-species-meta-analysis-approach
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REVIEW
Shatakshee Chatterjee, Srikant Prasad Verma, Priyanka Pandey
PURPOSE: Initiation and progression of fluid filled cysts mark Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). Thus, improved therapeutics targeting cystogenesis remains a constant challenge. Microarray studies in single ADPKD animal models species with limited sample sizes tend to provide scattered views on underlying ADPKD pathogenesis. Thus we aim to perform a cross species meta-analysis to profile conserved biological pathways that might be key targets for therapy. METHODS: Nine ADPKD microarray datasets on rat, mice and human fulfilled our study criteria and were chosen...
July 1, 2017: Gene
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