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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894207/positive-feedback-of-the-amphiregulin-egfr-erk-pathway-mediates-pm2-5-from-wood-smoke-induced-muc5ac-expression-in-epithelial-cells
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Lingmei Huang, Jinding Pu, Fang He, Baoling Liao, Binwei Hao, Wei Hong, Xiuqin Ye, Jinglong Chen, Jun Zhao, Sha Liu, Juan Xu, Bing Li, Pixin Ran
Biomass fuel smoke is thought to contribute to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is characterized by mucous cell metaplasia and enhanced mucus secretion. We investigated the effect of particulate matter (PM) with a diameter <2.5 μm (PM2.5) from wood smoke (WSPM2.5) on the expression of the most prominent secreted mucin, MUC5AC. Wood smoke was able to induce MUC5AC expression in the rat respiratory tract after 3 months of exposure. WSPM2.5 could induce MUC5AC production in both primary human airway epithelial cells and the NCI-H292 cell line...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859905/atrazine-suppresses-fsh-induced-steroidogenesis-and-lh-dependent-expression-of-ovulatory-genes-through-pde-camp-signaling-pathway-in-human-cumulus-granulosa-cells
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Kristina Pogrmic-Majkic, Dragana Samardzija, Natasa Stojkov-Mimic, Jelena Vukosavljevic, Aleksandra Trninic-Pjevic, Vesna Kopitovic, Nebojsa Andric
Atrazine (ATR) alters female reproductive functions in different animal species. Here, we analyzed whether ATR disturbs steroidogenic and ovulatory processes in hormone-stimulated human cumulus granulosa cells and mechanism of its action. Results showed that treatment of human cumulus granulosa cells with 20 μM ATR for 48 h resulted in lower FSH-stimulated estradiol and progesterone production. ATR reduced mRNA levels of aromatase (CYP19A1), steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR) and luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR)...
August 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733611/integrin-%C3%AE-6%C3%AE-4-upregulates-amphiregulin-and-epiregulin-through-base-excision-repair-mediated-dna-demethylation-and-promotes-genome-wide-dna-hypomethylation
#3
Brittany L Carpenter, Jinpeng Liu, Lei Qi, Chi Wang, Kathleen L O'Connor
Aberrant DNA methylation patterns are a common theme across all cancer types. Specific DNA demethylation of regulatory sequences can result in upregulation of genes that are critical for tumor development and progression. Integrin α6β4 is highly expressed in pancreatic carcinoma and contributes to cancer progression, in part, through the specific DNA demethylation and upregulation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) ligands amphiregulin (AREG) and epiregulin (EREG). Whole genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) revealed that integrin α6β4 signaling promotes an overall hypomethylated state and site specific DNA demethylation of enhancer elements within the proximal promoters of AREG and EREG...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723928/erbb-activation-signatures-as-potential-biomarkers-for-anti-erbb3-treatment-in-hnscc
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Diego Alvarado, Gwenda F Ligon, Jay S Lillquist, Scott B Seibel, Gerald Wallweber, Veronique M Neumeister, David L Rimm, Gerald McMahon, Theresa M LaVallee
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) accounts for 3-5% of all tumor types and remains an unmet medical need with only two targeted therapies approved to date. ErbB3 (HER3), the kinase-impaired member of the EGFR/ErbB family, has been implicated as a disease driver in a number of solid tumors, including a subset of HNSCC. Here we show that the molecular components required for ErbB3 activation, including its ligand neuregulin-1 (NRG1), are highly prevalent in HNSCC and that HER2, but not EGFR, is the major activating ErbB3 kinase partner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714000/circulating-levels-of-angiogenesis-related-growth-factors-in-breast-cancer-a-study-to-profile-proteins-responsible-for-tubule-formation
#5
Gemma A Barron, Marie Goua, Klaus W J Wahle, Giovanna Bermano
The present study exploited a versatile in vitro endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture cell system to investigate the association between angiogenesis and breast cancer by comparing the capacity of plasma from women with breast cancer and age-matched controls, to influence tubule formation and modulate angiogenesis in vitro, and to identify plasma circulating factors which might be responsible. Plasma from women with breast cancer (n=8) (added on day 7 after co-culture establishment) significantly increased tubule formation by 57% (P<0...
July 11, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695963/differential-regulation-of-cumulus-cell-transcription-during-oocyte-maturation-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#6
Giovanni Coticchio, Libby Ophir, Yuval Yung, Micha Baum, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Mario Mignini-Renzini, Fausta Brambillasca, Rubens Fadini, Ariel Hourvitz
Differences in cumulus cell gene expression after oocyte maturation in vitro (IVM) or in vivo have been described in previous studies. However, the possible impact of follicle stage on gene expression deregulation during human oocyte IVM remains unknown. Expression of selected genes of interest was compared in cumulus cell of three classes of human cumulus cell-oocyte complexes (COCs): a) COCs derived from human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-triggered IVM cycles, collected at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage from mid-sized follicles (4-12 mm) and matured in vitro (IVM-GV); b) COCs derived from hCG-triggered IVM cycles, collected from mid-sized follicles (4-12 mm) and matured in vivo (IVM-MII); c) COCs derived from controlled ovarian stimulation in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, collected from large/preovulatory follicles and matured in vivo (IVF-MII)...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666102/corrigendum-to-amphiregulin-enhances-vegf-a-production-in-human-chondrosarcoma-cells-and-promotes-angiogenesis-by-inhibiting-mir-206-via-fak-c-src-pkc%C3%AE-pathway-cancer-lett-385-28%C3%A2-jan-2017-261-270
#7
Chao-Qun Wang, Yu-Wen Huang, Shih-Wei Wang, Yuan-Li Huang, Chun-Hao Tsai, Yong-Ming Zhao, Bi-Fei Huang, Guo-Hong Xu, Yi-Chin Fong, Chih-Hsin Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655741/genetic-deletion-of-amphiregulin-restores-the-normal-skin-phenotype-in-a-mouse-model-of-the-human-skin-disease-tylosis
#8
Vishnu Hosur, Benjamin E Low, Leonard D Shultz, Michael V Wiles
In humans, gain-of-function (GOF) mutations in RHBDF2 cause the skin disease tylosis. We generated a mouse model of human tylosis and show that GOF mutations in RHBDF2 cause tylosis by enhancing the amount of amphiregulin (AREG) secretion. Furthermore, we show that genetic disruption of AREG ameliorates skin pathology in mice carrying the human tylosis disease mutation. Collectively, our data suggest that RHBDF2 plays a critical role in regulating EGFR signaling and its downstream events, including development of tylosis, by facilitating enhanced secretion of AREG...
August 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620115/amphiregulin-is-not-required-for-mammary-fate-reprogramming
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600817/brief-report-interleukin-17a-dependent-asymmetric-stem-cell-divisions-are-increased-in-human-psoriasis-a-mechanism-underlying-benign-hyperproliferation
#10
Alexandra Charruyer, Stephen Fong, Giselle G Vitcov, Samuel Sklar, Leah Tabernik, Monica Taneja, Melinda Caputo, Catherine Soeung, Lili Yue, Yoshi Uchida, Sarah T Arron, Karen M Horton, Robert D Foster, Shigetoshi Sano, Jeffrey P North, Ruby Ghadially
The balance between asymmetric and symmetric stem cell (SC) divisions is key to tissue homeostasis, and dysregulation of this balance has been shown in cancers. We hypothesized that the balance between asymmetric cell divisions (ACDs) and symmetric cell divisions (SCDs) would be dysregulated in the benign hyperproliferation of psoriasis. We found that, while SCDs were increased in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (human and murine), ACDs were increased in the benign hyperproliferation of psoriasis (human and murine)...
August 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600504/amphiregulin-contained-in-nsclc-exosomes-induces-osteoclast-differentiation-through-the-activation-of-egfr-pathway
#11
Simona Taverna, Marzia Pucci, Marco Giallombardo, Maria Antonietta Di Bella, Mariacarmela Santarpia, Pablo Reclusa, Ignacio Gil-Bazo, Christian Rolfo, Riccardo Alessandro
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The majority of patients are diagnosed in advanced disease stage. Bone metastasis is the most frequent complication in NSCLC resulting in osteolytic lesions. The perfect balance between bone-resorbing osteoclasts and bone-forming osteoblasts activity is lost in bone metastasis, inducing osteoclastogenesis. In NSCLC, the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway is constitutively activated. EGFR binds Amphiregulin (AREG) that is overexpressed in several cancers such as colon, breast and lung...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593345/exocrine-gland-morphogenesis-insights-into-the-role-of-amphiregulin-from-development-to-disease
#12
REVIEW
Margherita Sisto, Loredana Lorusso, Giuseppe Ingravallo, Sabrina Lisi
Amphiregulin (AREG) is a well-characterized member of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) family and is one of the ligands of the EGF receptor (EGFR). AREG plays a key role in mammalian development and in the control of branching morphogenesis in various organs. Furthermore, AREG participates in a wide range of physiological and pathological processes activating the major intracellular signalling cascades governing cell survival, proliferation and motility. In this article, we review current advances in exocrine glands morphogenesis, focusing on the salivary gland, and discuss the essential aspects of AREG structure, function and regulation, and its differential role within the EGFR family of ligands...
June 7, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555383/new-fronts-emerge-in-the-influenza-cytokine-storm
#13
REVIEW
Xi-Zhi J Guo, Paul G Thomas
Influenza virus is a significant pathogen in humans and animals with the ability to cause extensive morbidity and mortality. Exuberant immune responses induced following infection have been described as a "cytokine storm," associated with excessive levels of proinflammatory cytokines and widespread tissue damage. Recent studies have painted a more complex picture of cytokine networks and their contributions to clinical outcomes. While many cytokines clearly inflict immunopathology, others have non-pathological delimited roles in sending alarm signals, facilitating viral clearance, and promoting tissue repair, such as the IL-33-amphiregulin axis, which plays a key role in resolving some types of lung damage...
July 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513592/ifn-%C3%AE-increases-susceptibility-to-influenza-a-infection-through-suppression-of-group-ii-innate-lymphoid-cells
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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
#15
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...
June 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
#16
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
#17
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...
August 1, 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
#18
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
#19
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...
May 23, 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
#20
Andrea L George, Corinne A Boulanger, Lisa H Anderson, Stéphanie Cagnet, Cathrin Brisken, Gilbert H Smith
Amphiregulin (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 that of wild-type mammary epithelial cells. To determine whether estrogen receptor α (ERα, also known as ESR1) and/or AREG signaling were necessary for non-mammary cell redirection, we inoculated either ERα(-/-) or AREG(-/-) mammary cells with non-mammary progenitor cells (WAP-Cre/Rosa26LacZ+ male testicular cells or GFP-positive embryonic neuronal stem cells)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
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