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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
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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
#2
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
#3
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256400/amphiregulin-antibody-and-reduction-of-axial-elongation-in-experimental-myopia
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Wen Jun Jiang, Hui Xin Song, Shao Yu Li, Bin Guo, Jian Feng Wu, Guo Ping Li, Da Dong Guo, De Long Shi, Hong Sheng Bi, Jost B Jonas
To examine the mechanism of ocular axial elongation in myopia, guinea pigs (age: 2-3weeks) which either underwent unilateral or bilateral lens-induced myopization (group 1) or which were primarily myopic at baseline (group 2) received unilateral intraocular injections of amphiregulin antibody (doses: 5, 10, or 15μg) three times in intervals of 9days. A third group of emmetropic guinea pigs got intraocular unilateral injections of amphiregulin (doses: 0.25, 0.50 or 1.00ng, respectively). In each group, the contralateral eyes received intraocular injections of Ringer's solution...
February 23, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256068/correlation-between-trop2-and-amphiregulin-coexpression-and-overall-survival-in-gastric-cancer
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Wei Zhao, Guipeng Ding, Jinbo Wen, Qi Tang, Hongmei Yong, Huijun Zhu, Shu Zhang, Zhenning Qiu, Zhenqing Feng, Jin Zhu
Gastric cancer (GC) is a multistep and multistage disease and the majority of GC cells could overexpressed one or more oncogenes. Trop2 and amphiregulin (AREG) are both overexpressed in various epithelial cell cancers and have the role in the increases tumor cells division and metastasis. However, little is known about the function and correlation of two oncogenes coexpressed in GC. The expression level of these two genes in 791 cases of GC tissues were tested, the correlations between two genes expression and clinical pathological characteristics and overall survival in GC patients through immunohistochemistry (IHC) were analyzed...
March 3, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216130/amphiregulin-as-a-novel-serum-marker-of-puberty-in-girls
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Frank M Biro, Susan M Pinney, Richard C Schwartz, Bin Huang, Ashley M Cattran, Sandra Z Haslam
OBJECTIVES: Amphiregulin is a member of the epidermal growth factor family. In breast tissue, amphiregulin is a mediator of estrogen and progesterone signaling. The objectives were to examine the relationship of amphiregulin levels during peripuberty with estrogen levels. METHODS: The participants in this analysis were a subset from a longitudinal study of pubertal maturation, the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program. They were recruited between ages six and seven...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137591/amphiregulin-suppresses-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-lung-injury-in-mice
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Saiko Ogata-Suetsugu, Toyoshi Yanagihara, Naoki Hamada, Chika Ikeda-Harada, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Kunihiro Suzuki, Tomonobu Kawaguchi, Takashige Maeyama, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Yoichi Nakanishi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: As a member of the epidermal growth factor family, amphiregulin contributes to the regulation of cell proliferation. Amphiregulin was reported to be upregulated in damaged lung tissues in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma and in lung epithelial cells in a ventilator-associated lung injury model. In this study, we investigated the effect of amphiregulin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury in mice. METHODS: Acute lung injury was induced by intranasal instillation of LPS in female C57BL/6 mice, and the mice were given intraperitoneal injections of recombinant amphiregulin or phosphate-buffered saline 6 and 0...
January 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074039/cd34-mesenchymal-cells-are-a-major-component-of-the-intestinal-stem-cells-niche-at-homeostasis-and-after-injury
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Igor Stzepourginski, Giulia Nigro, Jean-Marie Jacob, Sophie Dulauroy, Philippe J Sansonetti, Gérard Eberl, Lucie Peduto
The intestinal epithelium is continuously renewed by intestinal epithelial stem cells (IESCs) positioned at the base of each crypt. Mesenchymal-derived factors are essential to maintain IESCs; however, the cellular composition and development of such mesenchymal niche remains unclear. Here, we identify pericryptal CD34(+) Gp38(+) αSMA(-) mesenchymal cells closely associated with Lgr5(+) IESCs. We demonstrate that CD34(+) Gp38(+) cells are the major intestinal producers of the niche factors Wnt2b, Gremlin1, and R-spondin1, and are sufficient to promote maintenance of Lgr5(+) IESCs in intestinal organoids, an effect mainly mediated by Gremlin1...
January 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071680/loss-of-tricellular-tight-junction-protein-lsr-promotes-cell-invasion-and-migration-via-upregulation-of-tead1-areg-in-human-endometrial-cancer
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Hiroshi Shimada, Shyuetsu Abe, Takayuki Kohno, Seiro Satohisa, Takumi Konno, Syunta Takahashi, Tsubasa Hatakeyama, Chihiro Arimoto, Takuya Kakuki, Yakuto Kaneko, Ken-Ichi Takano, Tsuyoshi Saito, Takashi Kojima
Lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) is a unique molecule of tricellular contacts of normal and cancer cells. We investigated how the loss of LSR induced cell migration, invasion and proliferation in endometrial cancer cell line Sawano. mRNAs of amphiregulin (AREG) and TEA domain family member 1 (TEAD1) were markedly upregulated by siRNA-LSR. In endometrial cancer tissues, downregulation of LSR and upregulation of AREG were observed together with malignancy, and Yes-associated protein (YAP) was present in the nuclei...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032593/the-impact-of-co-expression-of-wild-type-egfr-and-its-ligands-determined-by-immunohistochemistry-for-response-to-treatment-with-cetuximab-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Said Khelwatty, Sharadah Essapen, Izhar Bagwan, Margaret Green, Alan Seddon, Helmout Modjtahedi
Anti-EGFR mAbs cetuximab and panitumumab are routinely used for the treatment of patients with KRAS-wild type metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). However, in some patients their efficacy remains modest and with no clear association between the EGFR protein expression determined by PharmDx™ kit, and response to anti-EGFR therapies. Therefore, we investigated the relative expression and predictive value of wild-type EGFR (wtEGFR), mutated EGFRvIII and EGFR ligand proteins in mCRC patients treated with cetuximab...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968833/myopia-in-china-a-population-based-cross-sectional-histological-and-experimental-study
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Jost B Jonas, Liang Xu, Wen Bin Wei, Ya Xing Wang, Wen Jun Jiang, Hong Sheng Bi, Songhomitra Panda-Jonas
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of myopia has markedly increased within the past three decades, in particular in China. Because of myopic retinopathy and myopia-associated glaucoma, myopia has become one of the leading blinding disorders. METHODS: Conducting population-based studies and school-based investigations, we assessed prevalence and incidence of myopia and associated factors in children, university students, and adults in urban and rural regions of different Chinese provinces...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933395/influence-of-the-her-receptor-ligand-system-on-sensitivity-to-cetuximab-and-trastuzumab-in-gastric-cancer-cell-lines
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Julia Kneissl, Anja Hartmann, Nicole Pfarr, Franziska Erlmeier, Thomas Lorber, Simone Keller, Gwen Zwingenberger, Wilko Weichert, Birgit Luber
PURPOSE: Gastric cancer remains a major health concern, and improvement of the therapeutic options is crucial. Treatment with targeted therapeutics such as the EGFR-targeting antibody cetuximab or the HER2-targeting antibody trastuzumab is either ineffective or moderately effective in this disease, respectively. In this study, we analysed the involvement of the HER receptor ligands amphiregulin (AREG), epidermal growth factor (EGF), heparin-binding epidermal growth factor (HB-EGF) and transforming growth factor alpha (TGFα) in the responsiveness of gastric cancer cell lines to cetuximab and trastuzumab...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923629/prognostic-value-of-rare-and-complex-mutations-in-egfr-and-serum-levels-of-soluble-egfr-and-its-ligands-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-patients
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Seyyed Mortaza Haghgoo, Adnan Khosravi, Esmaeil Mortaz, Mihan Pourabdollah-Toutkaboni, Sharareh Seifi, Siamak Sabour, Abdolamir Allameh
BACKGROUND: A number of complex and rare mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene have been identified and the clinical implication of serum EGFR ligands has also been reported. However, the prognostic significance of these mutations and also the serum EGFR and its ligands in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC) has remained a challenging issue. This study is aimed at finding the prognostic importance of EGFR rare mutations and serum EGFR, amphiregulin (AR), and TGF-α (Transforming Growth Factor-alpha) in NSCLC...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887604/variable-ventilation-improves-pulmonary-function-and-reduces-lung-damage-without-increasing-bacterial-translocation-in-a-rat-model-of-experimental-pneumonia
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Raquel F de Magalhães, Cynthia S Samary, Raquel S Santos, Milena V de Oliveira, Nazareth N Rocha, Cintia L Santos, Jamil Kitoko, Carlos A M Silva, Caroline L Hildebrandt, Cassiano F Goncalves-de-Albuquerque, Adriana R Silva, Hugo C Faria-Neto, Vanessa Martins, Vera L Capelozzi, Robert Huhle, Marcelo M Morales, Priscilla Olsen, Paolo Pelosi, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Patricia R M Rocco, Pedro L Silva
BACKGROUND: Variable ventilation has been shown to improve pulmonary function and reduce lung damage in different models of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Nevertheless, variable ventilation has not been tested during pneumonia. Theoretically, periodic increases in tidal volume (VT) and airway pressures might worsen the impairment of alveolar barrier function usually seen in pneumonia and could increase bacterial translocation into the bloodstream. We investigated the impact of variable ventilation on lung function and histologic damage, as well as markers of lung inflammation, epithelial and endothelial cell damage, and alveolar stress, and bacterial translocation in experimental pneumonia...
November 25, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835572/sprouty2-inhibits-amphiregulin-induced-down-regulation-of-e-cadherin-and-cell-invasion-in-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
#16
Jung-Chien Cheng, Hsun-Ming Chang, Siyuan Xiong, Wai-Kin So, Peter C K Leung
Similar to Drosophila Sprouty (SPRY), mammalian SPRY proteins inhibit the receptor tyrosine kinase-mediated activation of cellular signaling pathways. SPRY2 expression levels have been shown to be down-regulated in human ovarian cancer, and patients with low SPRY2 expression have significantly poorer survival than those with high SPRY2 expression. In addition, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in human ovarian cancer and is associated with more aggressive clinical behavior and a poor prognosis...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826039/amphiregulin-enhances-vegf-a-production-in-human-chondrosarcoma-cells-and-promotes-angiogenesis-by-inhibiting-mir-206-via-fak-c-src-pkc%C3%AE-pathway
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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
Chondrosarcoma is the second most common primary malignancy of bone after myeloma and osteosarcoma. Chondrosarcoma development may be linked to angiogenesis, which is principally elicited by vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A). The expression of VEGF-A has been recognized as a prognostic marker in angiogenesis. Amphiregulin (AR), an epidermal growth factor receptor ligand, promotes tumor proliferation, metastasis and angiogenesis. However, the role of AR in VEGF-A expression and angiogenesis in human chondrosarcoma remains largely unknown...
January 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812543/duox1-mediates-persistent-epithelial-egfr-activation-mucous-cell-metaplasia-and-airway-remodeling-during-allergic-asthma
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Aida Habibovic, Milena Hristova, David E Heppner, Karamatullah Danyal, Jennifer L Ather, Yvonne M W Janssen-Heininger, Charles G Irvin, Matthew E Poynter, Lennart K Lundblad, Anne E Dixon, Miklos Geiszt, Albert van der Vliet
Chronic inflammation with mucous metaplasia and airway remodeling are hallmarks of allergic asthma, and these outcomes have been associated with enhanced expression and activation of EGFR signaling. Here, we demonstrate enhanced expression of EGFR ligands such as amphiregulin as well as constitutive EGFR activation in cultured nasal epithelial cells from asthmatic subjects compared with nonasthmatic controls and in lung tissues of mice during house dust mite-induced (HDM-induced) allergic inflammation. EGFR activation was associated with cysteine oxidation within EGFR and the nonreceptor tyrosine kinase Src, and both amphiregulin production and oxidative EGFR activation were diminished by pharmacologic or genetic inhibition of the epithelial NADPH oxidase dual oxidase 1 (DUOX1)...
November 3, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783866/amphiregulin-triggered-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-activation-confers-in-vivo-crizotinib-resistance-of-eml4-alk-lung-cancer-and-circumvention-by-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitors
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Hirokazu Taniguchi, Shinji Takeuchi, Koji Fukuda, Takayuki Nakagawa, Sachiko Arai, Shigeki Nanjo, Tadaaki Yamada, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Mukae, Seiji Yano
Crizotinib, a first-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) tyrosine-kinase inhibitor, is known to be effective against echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 (EML4)-ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancers. Nonetheless, the tumors subsequently become resistant to crizotinib and recur in almost every case. The mechanism of the acquired resistance needs to be deciphered. In this study, we established crizotinib-resistant cells (A925LPE3-CR) via long-term administration of crizotinib to a mouse model of pleural carcinomatous effusions; this model involved implantation of the A925LPE3 cell line, which harbors the EML4-ALK gene rearrangement...
January 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765922/g-protein-coupled-receptor-81-promotes-a-malignant-phenotype-in-breast-cancer-through-angiogenic-factor-secretion
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Yu Jin Lee, Kyeong Jin Shin, Soo-Ah Park, Kyeong Su Park, Seorim Park, Kyun Heo, Young-Kyo Seo, Dong-Young Noh, Sung Ho Ryu, Pann-Ghill Suh
G-protein-coupled receptor 81 (GPR81) functions as a receptor for lactate and plays an important role in the regulation of anti-lipolytic effects in adipocytes. However, to data, a role for GPR81 in the tumor microenvironment has not been clearly defined. Here, GPR81 expression in breast cancer patients and several breast cancer cell lines was significantly increased compared with normal mammary tissues and cells. GPR81 knockdown resulted in impaired breast cancer growth and led to apoptosis both in vitro and in vivo...
September 27, 2016: Oncotarget
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