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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319804/effects-of-agricultural-organic-dusts-on-human-lung-resident-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cell-function
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Tara M Nordgren, Kristina L Bailey, Art J Heires, Dawn Katafiasz, Debra J Romberger
Agricultural organic dust exposures trigger harmful airway inflammation, and workers experiencing repetitive dust exposures are at increased risk for lung disease. Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) regulate wound repair processes in the lung, and may contribute to either pro-resolution or pro-fibrotic lung responses. It is unknown how organic dust exposures alter lung-resident MSC activation and pro-inflammatory versus pro-repair programs in the lung. To address this gap in knowledge, we isolated human lung-resident MSC from lung tissue...
January 8, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299357/the-correlations-between-serum-amphiregulin-and-other-clinicopathological-factors-in-colorectal-cancer
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Chawalit Chayangsu, Siriporn Khunsri, Virote Sriuranpong, Suebpong Tanasanvimon
Background: Amphiregulin (AREG) is one of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) ligands and plays the important roles in tumor progression and metastasis. Upregulation of AREG in colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues has been shown to correlate with depth of tumor invasion, nerve invasion and liver metastasis. We sought to investigate a correlation of serum AREG in CRC with clinicopathological parameters. Methods: Patients with CRC receiving treatment at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital during August 2013 to March 2014 were enrolled...
December 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295873/potentiating-tissue-resident-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-by-il-33-to-prevent-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#3
Qi Cao, Yiping Wang, Zhiguo Niu, Chengshi Wang, Ruifeng Wang, Zhiqiang Zhang, Titi Chen, Xin Maggie Wang, Qing Li, Vincent W S Lee, Qingsong Huang, Jing Tan, Minghao Guo, Yuan Min Wang, Guoping Zheng, Di Yu, Stephen I Alexander, Hui Wang, David C H Harris
The IL-33-type 2 innate lymphoid cell (ILC2) axis has an important role in tissue homeostasis, inflammation, and wound healing. However, the relative importance of this innate immune pathway for immunotherapy against inflammation and tissue damage remains unclear. Here, we show that treatment with recombinant mouse IL-33 prevented renal structural and functional injury and reduced mortality in mice subjected to ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Compared with control-treated IRI mice, IL-33-treated IRI mice had increased levels of IL-4 and IL-13 in serum and kidney and more ILC2, regulatory T cells (Tregs), and anti-inflammatory (M2) macrophages...
January 2, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288083/poly-ethylene-co-vinyl-alcohol-is-a-suitable-substrate-for-human-olfactory-neuroepithelial-cell-differentiation-in-vitro-through-a-defined-regulatory-pathway
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Sheng-Tien Li, Tai-Horng Young, Tsung-Wei Huang
Olfactory dysfunction significantly influences patients' life quality, but currently has no adequate treatment. Poly (ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) (EVAL) mediates cell adhesion, growth and modulates differentiation of neural stem cells. However, whether EVAL is a suitable substrate to establish an in vitro culture system that can promote development and differentiation of human olfactory neuroepithelial cells (HONCs) remains unexplored. This study isolates and cultures HONCs on controls and EVAL films for 21 days...
December 26, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261670/human-intrahepatic-ilc2-are-il-13positive-amphiregulinpositive-and-their-frequency-correlates-with-model-of-end-stage-liver-disease-score
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Hannah C Jeffery, Patrick McDowell, Philipp Lutz, Rebecca E Wawman, Sheree Roberts, Chris Bagnall, Jane Birtwistle, David H Adams, Ye Htun Oo
INTRODUCTION: Innate lymphoid cells (ILC) have been implicated in the initiation of inflammation and fibrosis in mice. However, ILC have not been characterized in inflamed human liver tissue. METHODS: Human intrahepatic lymphocytes were isolated by mechanical digestion and phenotyped by flow cytometry. Conditioned medium from cultures of primary human biliary epithelial cells, stellate cells, fibroblasts and inflamed human liver tissue was used to model the effects of the inflammatory liver environment of ILC phenotype and function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206944/the-direct-and-indirect-effects-of-kisspeptin-54-on-granulosa-lutein-cell-function
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L A Owens, A Abbara, A Lerner, S O'floinn, G Christopoulos, S Khanjani, R Islam, K Hardy, A C Hanyaloglu, S A Lavery, W S Dhillo, S Franks
STUDY QUESTION: What are the in vivo and in vitro actions of kisspeptin-54 on the expression of genes involved in ovarian reproductive function, steroidogenesis and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in granulosa lutein (GL) cells when compared with traditional triggers of oocyte maturation? SUMMARY ANSWER: The use of kisspeptin-54 as an oocyte maturation trigger augmented expression of genes involved in ovarian steroidogenesis in human GL cells including, FSH receptor (FSHR), LH/hCG receptor (LHCGR), steroid acute regulatory protein (STAR), aromatase, estrogen receptors alpha and beta (ESR1, ESR2), 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (3BHSD2) and inhibin A (INHBA), when compared to traditional maturation triggers, but did not alter markers of OHSS...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191392/cold-atmospheric-plasma-cap-activates-angiogenesis-related-molecules-in-skin-keratinocytes-fibroblasts-and-endothelial-cells-and-improves-wound-angiogenesis-in-an-autocrine-and-paracrine-mode
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Stephanie Arndt, Petra Unger, Mark Berneburg, Anja-Katrin Bosserhoff, Sigrid Karrer
BACKGROUND: Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) emerged as a novel therapeutic field with applications developed for bacterial sterilization, wound healing and cancer treatment. For clinical implementation it is important to know how CAP works and which molecular changes occur after the CAP treatment. Vascularization is an important step during wound healing, however, the effects of CAP on wound angiogenesis are not well examined so far. Furthermore, it has not been investigated, whether CAP primarily affects endothelial cells directly or via paracrine mechanisms to modulate the vasculature...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184444/development-and-validation-of-a-panel-of-five-proteins-as-blood-biomarkers-for-early-detection-of-colorectal-cancer
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Hongda Chen, Jing Qian, Simone Werner, Katarina Cuk, Phillip Knebel, Hermann Brenner
Objective: Reliable noninvasive biomarkers for early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) are highly desirable for efficient population-based screening with high adherence rates. We aimed to discover and validate blood-based protein markers for the early detection of CRC. Patients and methods: A two-stage design with a discovery and a validation set was used. In the discovery phase, plasma levels of 92 protein markers and serum levels of TP53 autoantibody were measured in 226 clinically recruited CRC patients and 118 controls who were free of colorectal neoplasms at screening colonoscopy...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182680/differential-activity-of-2-methylene-19-nor-vitamin-d-analogs-on-growth-factor-gene-expression-in-rhino-mouse-skin-and-comparison-to-all-trans-retinoic-acid
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Jamie M Ahrens, James D Jones, Nirca J Nieves, Ann M Mitzey, Hector F DeLuca, Margaret Clagett-Dame
While all 2-methylene-19-nor analogs of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α,25(OH)2D3) tested produce an increase in epidermal thickness in the rhino mouse, only a subset reduce utricle size (comedolysis). All-trans retinoic acid (atRA) also causes epidermal thickening and a reduction in utricle size in the rhino mouse. We now report that 2-methylene-19-nor-(20S)-1α-hydroxybishomopregnacalciferol (2MbisP), a comedolytic analog, increases epidermal thickening more rapidly than does atRA, while both reduce utricle area at an equal rate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181633/amphiregulin-regulates-proliferation-and-migration-of-her2-positive-breast-cancer-cells
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Hannah Schmucker, Walker M Blanding, Julia M Mook, Jessica F Wade, Jang Pyo Park, Kerri Kwist, Hiral Shah, Brian W Booth
PURPOSE: Tumor initiation and progression rely on cellular proliferation and migration. Many factors are involved in these processes, including growth factors. Amphiregulin (AREG) is involved in normal mammary development and the development of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. The aim of this project was to determine if AREG is involved in the proliferation and progression of HER2-positive breast cancer. METHODS: Mouse cell lines MMTV-neu, HC-11 and COMMA-D, as well as human cell lines MCF10A, SKBR3, HCC1954 and BT474 were used...
November 27, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116018/tissue-specific-role-of-rhbdf2-in-cutaneous-wound-healing-and-hyperproliferative-skin-disease
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Vishnu Hosur, Bonnie L Lyons, Lisa M Burzenski, Leonard D Shultz
OBJECTIVE: Gain-of-function (GOF) mutations in RHBDF2 cause tylosis. Patients present with hyperproliferative skin, and keratinocytes from tylosis patients' skin show an enhanced wound-healing phenotype. The curly bare mouse model of tylosis, carrying a GOF mutation in the Rhbdf2 gene (Rhbdf2 cub ), presents with epidermal hyperplasia and shows accelerated cutaneous wound-healing phenotype through enhanced secretion of the epidermal growth factor receptor family ligand amphiregulin. Despite these advances in our understanding of tylosis, key questions remain...
November 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112457/fosl1-promotes-kras-induced-lung-cancer-through-amphiregulin-and-cell-survival-gene-regulation
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Indira M Elangovan, Michelle Vaz, Chandramohan R Tamatam, Haranatha R Potteti, Narsa M Reddy, Sekhar P Reddy
RATIONALE: FOSL1/AP-1 transcription factor regulates gene expression controlling various pathophysiological processes. It is a major effector of RAS-ERK1/2 signaling and activated in human lung epithelia by tumorigenic stimuli. Recent evidence shows an inverse correlation between FOSL1 expression and the survival of lung cancer patients with adenocarcinomas; however its role in lung tumorigenesis remains elusive. OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of FOSL1 in Kras-induced lung adenocarcinoma in vivo, and its downstream effector mechanisms...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097425/docosahexaenoic-acid-enhances-amphiregulin-mediated-bronchial-epithelial-cell-repair-processes-following-organic-dust-exposure
#13
Tara M Nordgren, Art J Heires, Kristina L Bailey, Dawn M Katafiasz, Myron L Toews, Christopher S Wichman, Debra J Romberger
Injurious dust exposures in the agricultural workplace involve the release of inflammatory mediators and activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in the respiratory epithelium. Amphiregulin, an EGFR ligand, mediates tissue repair and wound healing in the lung epithelium. Omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are also known modulators of repair and resolution of inflammatory injury. This study investigated how AREG, DHA and EGFR modulate lung repair processes following dust-induced injury...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091309/epiregulin-ereg-is-upregulated-through-an-il-1%C3%AE-autocrine-loop-in-caco-2-epithelial-cells-with-reduced-cftr-function
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Macarena Massip-Copiz, Mariángeles Clauzure, Ángel G Valdivieso, Tomás A Santa-Coloma
CFTR is a cAMP-regulated chloride channel, whose mutations produce cystic fibrosis. The impairment of CFTR activity increases the intracellular Cl(-) concentration, which in turn produces an increased interleukin-1β (IL-1β) secretion. The secreted IL-1β then induces an autocrine positive feedback loop, further stimulating IL-1β priming and secretion. Since IL-1β can transactivate the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), we study here the levels of expression for different EGFR ligands in Caco-2/pRS26 cells (expressing shRNA against CFTR resulting in a reduced CFTR expression and activity)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075780/association-of-tumor-her3-messenger-rna-expression-with-panitumumab-efficacy-in-advanced-colorectal-cancer
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Jenny F Seligmann, Ace J Hatch, Susan D Richman, Faye Elliott, Bart Jacobs, Sarah Brown, Herbert Hurwitz, Jennifer H Barrett, Philip Quirke, Andrew B Nixon, Matthew T Seymour
Importance: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) (HER1) signaling depends on ligand binding and dimerization with itself or other HER receptors. We previously showed in a randomized trial that high EGFR ligand expression is predictive of panitumumab benefit in advanced colorectal cancer. Tumor expression of HER3 may further refine the RAS wild-type (wt) population benefitting from anti-EGFR agents. Objective: To examine HER3 messenger RNA expression as a prognostic and predictive biomarker for anti-EGFR therapy in a randomized clinical trial of panitumumab...
October 26, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069643/-repair-treg-cells-in-tissue-injury
#16
Chaoqi Zhang, Lifeng Li, Kexin Feng, Daoyang Fan, Wenhua Xue, Jingli Lu
Studies in mice and humans have elucidated an important role for Tregs in promoting tissue repair and restoring tissue integrity. Emerging evidence has revealed that Tregs promoted wound healing and repair processes at multiple tissue sites, such as the heart, liver, kidney, muscle, lung, bone and central nervous system. The localization of repair Tregs in the lung, muscle and liver exhibited unique phenotypes and functions. Epidermal growth factor receptor, amphiregulin, CD73/CD39 and keratinocyte growth factor are important repair factors that are produced or expressed by repair Tregs; these factors coordinate with parenchymal cells to limit injury and promote repair...
October 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046031/-innate-lymphoid-cells-and-their-role-in-immune-response-regulation
#17
Bibiana Patricia Ruiz-Sánchez, David Cruz-Zárate, Iris Estrada-García, Isabel Wong-Baeza
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are lymphocytes lacking antigen recognition receptors and become activated in response to cytokines and through microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP) receptors. ILCs are found mainly in mucosal tissues and participate in the immune response against infections and in chronic inflammatory conditions. ILCs are divided in ILC-1, ILC-2 and ILC-3, and these cells have analogue functions to those of immune adaptive response lymphocytes Th1, Th2 and Th17. ILC-1 express T-bet, produce IFNγ, protect against infections with intracellular microorganisms and are related to inflammatory bowel disease immunopathology...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045902/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-expression-licenses-type-2-helper-t-cells-to-function-in-a-t-cell-receptor-independent-fashion
#18
Carlos M Minutti, Sebastian Drube, Natalie Blair, Christian Schwartz, Jame C McCrae, Andrew N McKenzie, Thomas Kamradt, Michal Mokry, Paul J Coffer, Maria Sibilia, Alice J Sijts, Padraic G Fallon, Rick M Maizels, Dietmar M Zaiss
Gastro-intestinal helminth infections trigger the release of interleukin-33 (IL-33), which induces type-2 helper T cells (Th2 cells) at the site of infection to produce IL-13, thereby contributing to host resistance in a T cell receptor (TCR)-independent manner. Here, we show that, as a prerequisite for IL-33-induced IL-13 secretion, Th2 cells required the expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and of its ligand, amphiregulin, for the formation of a signaling complex between T1/ST2 (the IL-33R) and EGFR...
October 17, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038367/a-nonimmune-function-of-t-cells-in-promoting-lung-tumor-progression
#19
Jesse A Green, Nicholas Arpaia, Michail Schizas, Anton Dobrin, Alexander Y Rudensky
The involvement of effector T cells and regulatory T (T reg) cells in opposing and promoting solid organ carcinogenesis, respectively, is viewed as a shifting balance between a breach versus establishment of tolerance to tumor or self-antigens. We considered that tumor-associated T cells might promote malignancy via distinct mechanisms used by T cells in nonlymphoid organs to assist in their maintenance upon injury or stress. Recent studies suggest that T reg cells can participate in tissue repair in a manner separable from their immunosuppressive capacity...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038366/specifically-differentiated-t-cell-subset-promotes-tumor-immunity-over-fatal-immunity
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Abdulraouf Ramadan, Brad Griesenauer, Djamilatou Adom, Reuben Kapur, Helmut Hanenberg, Chen Liu, Mark H Kaplan, Sophie Paczesny
Allogeneic immune cells, particularly T cells in donor grafts, recognize and eliminate leukemic cells via graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) reactivity, and transfer of these cells is often used for high-risk hematological malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia. Unfortunately, these cells also attack host normal tissues through the often fatal graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Full separation of GVL activity from GVHD has yet to be achieved. Here, we show that, in mice and humans, a population of interleukin-9 (IL-9)-producing T cells activated via the ST2-IL-33 pathway (T9IL-33 cells) increases GVL while decreasing GVHD through two opposing mechanisms: protection from fatal immunity by amphiregulin expression and augmentation of antileukemic activity compared with T9, T1, and unmanipulated T cells through CD8α expression...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
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