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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513592/ifn-%C3%AE-increases-susceptibility-to-influenza-a-infection-through-suppression-of-group-ii-innate-lymphoid-cells
#1
D Califano, Y Furuya, S Roberts, D Avram, A N J McKenzie, D W Metzger
Increased levels of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) are routinely observed in the respiratory tract following influenza virus infection, yet its potential role remains unclear. We now demonstrate that influenza-induced IFN-γ restricts protective innate lymphoid cell group II (ILC2) function in the lung following challenge with the pandemic H1N1 A/CA/04/2009 (CA04) influenza virus. Specifically, IFN-γ deficiency resulted in enhanced ILC2 activity, characterized by increased production of interleukin (IL)-5 and amphiregulin, and improved tissue integrity, yet no change in ILC2 numbers, viral load or clearance...
May 17, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498437/autocrine-expression-of-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-ligand-heparin-binding-egf-like-growth-factor-in-cervical-cancer
#2
Marlies Schrevel, E Michelle Osse, Frans A Prins, J Baptist M Z Trimbos, Gert Jan Fleuren, Arko Gorter, Ekaterina S Jordanova
In cervical cancer, the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in 70-90% of the cases and has been associated with poor prognosis. EGFR-based therapy is currently being explored in cervical cancer. We investigated which EGFR ligand is primarily expressed in cervical cancer and which cell type functions as the major source of this ligand. We hypothesized that macrophages are the main source of EGFR ligands and that a paracrine loop between tumor cells and macrophages is responsible for ligand expression...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494873/a-chimeric-egfr-protein-reporter-mouse-reveals-egfr-localization-and-trafficking-in%C3%A2-vivo
#3
Yu-Ping Yang, Haiting Ma, Alina Starchenko, Won Jae Huh, Wei Li, F Edward Hickman, Qin Zhang, Jeffrey L Franklin, Douglas P Mortlock, Sabine Fuhrmann, Bruce D Carter, Rebecca A Ihrie, Robert J Coffey
EGF receptor (EGFR) is a critical signaling node throughout life. However, it has not been possible to directly visualize endogenous Egfr in mice. Using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, we appended a fluorescent reporter to the C terminus of the Egfr. Homozygous reporter mice appear normal and EGFR signaling is intact in vitro and in vivo. We detect distinct patterns of Egfr expression in progenitor and differentiated compartments in embryonic and adult mice. Systemic delivery of EGF or amphiregulin results in markedly different patterns of Egfr internalization and trafficking in hepatocytes...
May 9, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472537/phase-1-2-study-of-rilotumumab-amg-102-a-hepatocyte-growth-factor-inhibitor-and-erlotinib-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Ahmad A Tarhini, Imran Rafique, Theofanis Floros, Phu Tran, William E Gooding, Liza C Villaruz, Timothy F Burns, David M Friedland, Daniel P Petro, Mariya Farooqui, Jose Gomez-Garcia, Autumn Gaither-Davis, Sanja Dacic, Athanassios Argiris, Mark A Socinski, Laura P Stabile, Jill M Siegfried
BACKGROUND: Activation of the mesenchymal-epidermal transition factor (MET) tyrosine kinase and its ligand, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), is implicated in resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors. In this phase 1/2 trial, rilotumumab (an anti-HGF antibody) combined with erlotinib was evaluated in patients with metastatic, previously treated non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: In phase 1, a dose de-escalation design was adopted with rilotumumab starting at 15 mg/kg intravenously every 3 weeks and oral erlotinib 150 mg daily...
May 4, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459431/mirna-34c-5p-inhibits-amphiregulin-induced-ovarian-cancer-stemness-and-drug-resistance-via-downregulation-of-the-areg-egfr-erk-pathway
#5
S-L Tung, W-C Huang, F-C Hsu, Z-P Yang, T-H Jang, J-W Chang, C-M Chuang, C-R Lai, L-H Wang
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological cancer mainly due to late diagnosis, easy spreading and rapid development of chemoresistance. Cancer stem cells are considered to be one of the main mechanisms for chemoresistance, as well as metastasis and recurrent disease. To explore the stemness characteristics of ovarian cancer stem cells, we successfully enriched ovarian cancer stem-like cells from an established ovarian cancer cell line (SKOV-I6) and a fresh ovarian tumor-derived cell line (OVS1)...
May 1, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456787/predictive-blood-plasma-biomarkers-for-egfr-inhibitor-induced-skin-rash
#6
Vivien Hichert, Catharina Scholl, Michael Steffens, Tanusree Paul, Christian Schumann, Stefan Rüdiger, Stefan Boeck, Volker Heinemann, Volker Kächele, Thomas Seufferlein, Julia Stingl
Epidermal growth factor receptor overexpression in human cancer can be effectively targeted by drugs acting as specific inhibitors of the receptor, like erlotinib, gefitinib, cetuximab and panitumumab. A common adverse effect is a typical papulopustular acneiform rash, whose occurrence and severity are positively correlated with overall survival in several cancer types. We studied molecules involved in epidermal growth factor receptor signaling which are quantifiable in plasma, with the aim of identifying biomarkers for the severity of rash...
April 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455412/in-vivo-reprogramming-of-non-mammary-cells-to-an-epithelial-cell-fate-is-independent-of-amphiregulin-signaling
#7
Andrea L George, Corinne A Boulanger, Lisa H Anderson, Stéphanie Cagnet, Cathrin Brisken, Gilbert H Smith
AREG-/- mice demonstrate impaired mammary development and form only rudimentary ductal epithelial trees, however, AREG-/- glands are still capable of undergoing alveologenesis and lactogenesis during pregnancy. Transplantation of AREG-/- mammary epithelial cells into cleared mouse mammary fat pads results in a diminished capacity for epithelial growth (∼15%) as compared to wild type mammary epithelial cells. To determine whether ERα and/or AREG signaling were necessary for non-mammary cell redirection, we inoculated either ERα-/- or AREG-/- mammary cells with non-mammary progenitor cells (WapCre/Rosa26LacZ+ male testicular cells or GFP+ embryonic neuronal stem cells)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450158/the-erbb-family-and-androgen-receptor-signaling-are-targets-of%C3%A2-celecoxib-in-prostate-cancer
#8
Antonella Brizzolara, Roberto Benelli, Roberta Venè, Paola Barboro, Alessandro Poggi, Francesca Tosetti, Nicoletta Ferrari
Inflammation plays a central role in prostate cancer (PCa) development through significant crosstalk between the COX-2-ErbB family receptor network and androgen receptor (AR)-EGFR signaling pathways. The purpose of this work was to determine the ability of the COX-2 inhibitor Celecoxib to modulate the EGFR-AR signaling pathway in androgen-dependent PCa cells and to provide a rationale for its beneficial use in chemopreventive strategies. Functional studies of Celecoxib activity were performed on LNCaP prostate cancer cells...
April 25, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445994/correction-amphiregulin-enhances-alpha6beta1-integrin-expression-and-cell-motility-in-human-chondrosarcoma-cells-through-ras-raf-mek-erk-ap-1-pathway
#9
Jui-Chieh Chen, Yu-Ju Chen, Chih-Yang Lin, Yi-Chin Fong, Chin-Jung Hsu, Chun-Hao Tsai, Jen-Liang Su, Chih-Hsin Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430338/yap-taz-and-areg-expression-in-eighth-cranial-nerve-schwannoma
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Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni, Elisabetta Zanoletti, Rocco Cappellesso, Roberto Stramare, Elena Fasanaro, Chiara Faccioli, Luciano Giacomelli, Luca Denaro, Domenico D'Avella, Antonio Mazzoni, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis and treatment of eighth cranial nerve (VIII CN) schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) has improved over the years, no factors capable of predicting tumor growth have been identified as yet. This study is a preliminary investigation of the expression in sporadic VIII CN schwannomas of Yes-associated protein (YAP), transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), and amphiregulin (AREG), a direct target gene of YAP and TAZ. The expression of YAP, TAZ and AREG was correlated with the volumetric dimensions of tumors on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (ceMRI)...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415726/pge2-ep3-src-signaling-induces-egfr-nuclear-translocation-and-growth-through-egfr-ligands-release-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells
#11
Lorenzo Bazzani, Sandra Donnini, Federica Finetti, Gerhard Christofori, Marina Ziche
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) interacts with tyrosine kinases receptor signaling in both tumor and stromal cells supporting tumor progression. Here we demonstrate that in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) cells, A549 and GLC82, PGE2 promotes nuclear translocation of epidermal growth factor receptor (nEGFR), affects gene expression and induces cell growth. Indeed, cyclin D1, COX-2, iNOS and c-Myc mRNA levels are upregulated following PGE2 treatment. The nuclear localization sequence (NLS) of EGFR as well as its tyrosine kinase activity are required for the effect of PGE2 on nEGFR and downstream signaling activities...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405735/curcumin-inhibits-epigen-and-amphiregulin-upregulated-by-2-4-6-trinitrochlorobenzene-associated-with-attenuation-of-skin-swelling
#12
Hiroyasu Sakai, Ken Sato, Fumiaki Sato, Yuki Kai, Kazutaka Mandokoro, Kenjiro Matsumoto, Shinichi Kato, Tetsuro Yumoto, Minoru Narita, Yoshihiko Chiba
OBJECTIVES: Contact dermatitis model involving repeated application of hapten is used as a tool to assess dermatitis, as characterized by thickening. Involvement of cell proliferation, elicited by repeated hapten-stimulation, in this swelling has been unclear. Curcumin is reported to reduce inflammation. We examined involvement of cell proliferation and the role of extracellular regulated kinase (ERK) in 2,4,6-trinitrochlorobenzene (TNCB) challenge-induced ear swelling. We also examined the effects of curcumin in this model...
April 12, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404843/overactive-egfr-signaling-leads-to-increased-fibrosis-after-sars-cov-infection
#13
Thiagarajan Venkataraman, Christopher Coleman, Matthew Frieman
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) is a highly pathogenic respiratory virus that causes morbidity and mortality in humans. After infection with SARS-CoV, the acute lung injury caused by the virus must be repaired to regain lung function. A dysregulation in this wound healing process leads to fibrosis. Many survivors of SARS-CoV infection develop pulmonary fibrosis (PF) with higher prevalence in older patients. Using mouse models of SARS-CoV pathogenesis, we have identified that the wound repair pathway, controlled by the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is critical to recovery from SARS-CoV induced tissue damage...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399526/expression-of-the-erbb-family-of-ligands-and-receptors-in-gastric-cancer
#14
Sun-Ju Byeon, Hye Seung Lee, Min-A Kim, Byung Lan Lee, Woo Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer (GC) is the second most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in Korea. Alterations in the ERBB (homology to the erythroblastoma viral gene product, v-erbB) receptor family and ERBB-related signaling pathways are frequently observed in GC. However, the roles of the ERBB receptors and their ligands in GC are not well established. METHODS: We evaluated the expression levels of various ERBB receptor ligands (i.e...
April 12, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394333/a-heart-brain-kidney-network-controls-adaptation-to-cardiac-stress-through-tissue-macrophage-activation
#15
Katsuhito Fujiu, Munehiko Shibata, Yukiteru Nakayama, Fusa Ogata, Sahohime Matsumoto, Koji Noshita, Shingo Iwami, Susumu Nakae, Issei Komuro, Ryozo Nagai, Ichiro Manabe
Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome characterized by insufficient cardiac function. In addition to abnormalities intrinsic to the heart, dysfunction of other organs and dysregulation of systemic factors greatly affect the development and consequences of heart failure. Here we show that the heart and kidneys function cooperatively in generating an adaptive response to cardiac pressure overload. In mice subjected to pressure overload in the heart, sympathetic nerve activation led to activation of renal collecting-duct (CD) epithelial cells...
May 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351301/amphiregulin-impairs-apoptosis-stimulating-protein-2-of-p53-overexpression-induced-apoptosis-in-hepatoma-cells
#16
Kai Liu, Dongdong Lin, Yabo Ouyang, Lijun Pang, Xianghua Guo, Shanshan Wang, Yunjin Zang, Dexi Chen
Overexpression of apoptosis-stimulating protein 2 of p53 (ASPP2) induces apoptotic cell death in hepatoma cells (e.g. HepG2 cells) by enhancing the transactivation activity of p53, but long-term ASPP2 overexpression fails to induce more apoptosis since activation of the epidermal growth factor/epidermal growth factor receptor/SOS1 pathway impairs the pro-apoptotic role of ASPP2. In this study, in recombinant adenovirus-ASPP2-infected HepG2 cells, ASPP2 overexpression induces amphiregulin expression in a p53-dependent manner...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306638/the-proinflammatory-cytokines-il-1%C3%A3-and-tnf-%C3%AE-influence-human-annulus-cell-signaling-cues-for-neurite-growth-in-vitro-co-culture-studies
#17
Helen E Gruber, Brittany Jones, Emilio Marrero, Edward N Hanley
STUDY DESIGN: IRB-approved research using human annulus cells co-cultured with F11 nerve cells. OBJECTIVE: To perform functional, kinetic assays of neurite dynamics and media neurotrophin measurement to test whether proinflammatory cytokines influence annulus cells' signaling cues for neurite growth/repulsion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Nerves grow in response to signaling molecules called neurotrophins which disc cells produce (e.g. brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), glial cell-line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and neurotrophin 3 (NT3)) and which influence neuron survival, differentiation and migration...
March 16, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296468/foxp3-regulatory-t-cell-expression-of-keratinocyte-growth-factor-enhances-lung-epithelial-proliferation
#18
Catherine F Dial, Miriya K Tune, Claire M Doerschuk, Jason R Mock
Repair of the lung epithelium after injury is a critical component for resolution; however, the processes necessary to drive epithelial resolution are not clearly defined. Published data demonstrate that Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) enhance alveolar epithelial proliferation after injury, and Tregs in vitro directly promote type II alveolar epithelial cell (AT2) proliferation in part by a contact-independent mechanism. Therefore, we sought to determine the contribution of Treg-specific expression of a growth factor, keratinocyte growth factor (Kgf), known to be important in lung repair...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291794/few-serum-proteins-mediate-apoe-s-association-with-dementia
#19
Donald R Royall, Safa Al-Rubaye, Ram Bishnoi, Raymond F Palmer
The latent variable "δ" (for "dementia") appears to be uniquely responsible for the dementing aspects of cognitive impairment. Age, depression, gender and the apolipoprotein E (APOE) e4 allele are independently associated with δ. In this analysis, we explore serum proteins as potential mediators of APOE's specific association with δ in a large, ethnically diverse longitudinal cohort, the Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium (TARCC). APOE was associated only with C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Adiponectin (APN) and Amphiregulin (AREG), although the latter two's associations did not survive Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283064/complement-component-3-adapts-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-for-leptomeningeal-metastasis
#20
Adrienne Boire, Yilong Zou, Jason Shieh, Danilo G Macalinao, Elena Pentsova, Joan Massagué
We molecularly dissected leptomeningeal metastasis, or spread of cancer to the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is a frequent and fatal condition mediated by unknown mechanisms. We selected lung and breast cancer cell lines for the ability to infiltrate and grow in CSF, a remarkably acellular, mitogen-poor metastasis microenvironment. Complement component 3 (C3) was upregulated in four leptomeningeal metastatic models and proved necessary for cancer growth within the leptomeningeal space. In human disease, cancer cells within the CSF produced C3 in correlation with clinical course...
March 9, 2017: Cell
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