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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543818/bone-formation-is-coupled-to-resorption-via-suppression-of-sclerostin-expression-by-osteoclasts
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Masanori Koide, Yasuhiro Kobayashi, Teruhito Yamashita, Shunsuke Uehara, Midori Nakamura, B Yukihiro Hiraoka, Yuki Ozaki, Tadahiro Iimura, Hisataka Yasuda, Naoyuki Takahashi, Nobuyuki Udagawa
Bone formation is coupled to bone resorption throughout life. However, it is not fully elucidated the coupling mechanisms. Using Tnfrsf11b-deficient (OPG(-/-) ) mice, in which bone formation is clearly coupled to bone resorption, we found here that osteoclasts suppress the expression of sclerostin, a Wnt antagonist, thereby promoting bone formation. Wnt/beta-catenin signals were higher in OPG(-/-) and RANKL-transgenic mice with a low level of sclerostin. Conditioned medium from osteoclast cultures (Ocl-CM) suppressed sclerostin expression in UMR106 cells and osteocyte cultures...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540322/targeting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-activated-cells-with-dominant-negative-n-cadherin-to-reduce-neointima-formation
#2
Sarah Hulin-Curtis, Helen Williams, Kerry S Wadey, Graciela B Sala-Newby, Sarah J George
Approximately 50% of coronary artery bypass grafts using the autologous saphenous vein fail within 10 years due to intimal thickening. This study examined whether a gene therapy approach that selectively kills Wnt/β-catenin/T cell factor (TCF) activated vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) using dominant-negative N-cadherin (dn-N-cadherin) reduced intimal thickening. Cultured human VSMCs infected with an adenovirus (Ad) encoding dn-N-cadherin via the TCF promoter (Ad-TOP-dn-N-cadherin) specifically expressed dn-N-cadherin in response to activation of the Wnt/β-catenin/TCF pathway...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524001/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-promotes-growth-of-neurons-and-neural-stem-cells-possibly-by-triggering-the-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-akt-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Jin-Wei Yang, Zhang Liang, Shi-Kang Deng Deng, Wei Ma, Xian-Bin Wang, Xing-Tong Li, Tong-Tong Wang, Yun-Fei Dai, Jian-Hui Guo, Li-Yan Li
BACKGROUND: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a crucial role in promoting survival and differentiation of neurons and neural stem cells (NSCs), but the downstream regulating mechanisms remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether BDNF exerts its effect by triggering the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), protein kinase B, PKB (AKT), glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) and β-catenin signaling pathway in cultured neurons and NSCs derived from the rat embryonic spinal cord...
May 18, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520732/differential-gene-expression-along-the-animal-vegetal-axis-in-the-ascidian-embryo-is-maintained-by-a-dual-functional-protein-foxd
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Shin-Ichi Tokuhiro, Miki Tokuoka, Kenji Kobayashi, Atsushi Kubo, Izumi Oda-Ishii, Yutaka Satou
In many animal embryos, a specific gene expression pattern is established along the animal-vegetal axis soon after zygotic transcription begins. In the embryo of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis, soon after the division that separates animal and vegetal hemispheres into distinct blastomeres, maternal Gata.a and β-catenin activate specific genes in the animal and vegetal blastomeres, respectively. On the basis of these initial distinct gene expression patterns, gene regulatory networks promote animal cells to become ectodermal tissues and vegetal cells to become endomesodermal tissues and a part of the nerve cord...
May 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509806/advances-in-management-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Manon Allaire, Jean-Charles Nault
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of death by cancer worldwide due to a dismal prognosis. The aim of this review is to summarize the main advances in the pathophysiology and management of HCC. RECENT FINDINGS: Genomic analysis has recently delineated the key signaling pathways aberrantly deregulated in HCC (telomere maintenance, cell cycle gene, Wnt/β-catenin, epigenetic modifier, oxidative stress etc.). Major advances in the clinical care of patients with HCC are helping to refine the diagnosis algorithm and tumor staging...
May 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506997/the-phosphatase-pgam5-antagonizes-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-embryonic-anterior-posterior-axis-patterning
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Verena Rauschenberger, Dominic B Bernkopf, Sabrina Krenn, Kowcee Jalal, Jens Heller, Jürgen Behrens, Marc Gentzel, Alexandra Schambony
The scaffold protein Dishevelled is a central intracellular component of Wnt signaling pathways. Various kinases have been described that regulate and modulate Wnt signaling through phosphorylation of Dishevelled. However, besides the general protein phosphatases 1 and 2 (PP1 and PP2), no specific protein phosphatases have been identified. Here, we report on the identification and functional characterization of the protein phosphatase Pgam5 in vitro and in vivo Pgam5 is a novel antagonist of Wnt/β-Catenin signaling in human cells and Xenopus embryogenesis...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506911/mangiferin-protects-against
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Shorouk M El-Sayyad, Ayman A Soubh, Azza S Awad, Hanan S El-Abhar
AIM: Mangiferin (MF), a xanthonoid from Mangifera indica, possesses anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and potent antioxidant effects; however, its protective effect against mesenteric ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced liver injury has not been fully clarified. The study was designed to assess the possible mechanism of action of MF against mesenteric I/R model. MAIN METHODS: Male Wister rats were treated with MF (20mg/kg, i.p) or the vehicle for 3 days before I/R, which was induced by clamping the superior mesenteric artery for 30minutes followed by declamping for 60minutes...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500952/isolation-and-characterization-of-lymphoid-enhancer-factor-1-positive-deciduous-dental-pulp-stem-like-cells-after-transfection-with-a-piggybac-vector-containing-lef1-promoter-driven-selection-markers
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Tomoya Murakami, Issei Saitoh, Masahiro Sato, Emi Inada, Miki Soda, Masataka Oda, Hisanori Domon, Yoko Iwase, Tadashi Sawami, Kazunari Matsueda, Yutaka Terao, Hayato Ohshima, Hirofumi Noguchi, Haruaki Hayasaki
OBJECTIVE: Lymphoid enhancer-binding factor-1 (LEF1) is a 48-kD nuclear protein that is expressed in pre-B and T cells. LEF1 is also an important member of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway that plays important roles in the self-renewal and differentiation of embryonic stem cells. We speculated that LEF1 might function in the stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED). In this study, we attempted to isolate such LEF1-positive cells from human deciduous dental pulp cells (HDDPCs) by genetic engineering technology, using the human LEF1 promoter...
May 7, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495756/cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-mediates-tenogenic-differentiation-of-tendon-derived-stem-cells-and-tendon-repair-accelerating-tendon-injury-healing-by-intervening-in-its-downstream-signaling
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Yang Liu, Jia Xu, Liangliang Xu, Tianyi Wu, Yuxin Sun, Yuk-Wai Lee, Bin Wang, Hsiao-Chang Chan, Xiaohua Jiang, Jinfang Zhang, Gang Li
Tendons are a mechanosensitive tissue, which enables them to transmit to bone forces that are derived from muscle. Patients with tendon injuries, such as tendinopathy or tendon rupture, were often observed with matrix degeneration, and the healing of tendon injuries remains a challenge as a result of the limited understanding of tendon biology. Our study demonstrates that the stretch-mediated activation channel, cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), was up-regulated in tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs) during tenogenic differentiation under mechanical stretching...
May 11, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481365/membrane-bound-%C3%AE-catenin-degradation-is-enhanced-by-ets2-mediated-siah1-induction-in-helicobacter-pylori-infected-gastric-cancer-cells
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L Das, S B Kokate, P Dixit, S Rath, N Rout, S P Singh, S E Crowe, A Bhattacharyya
β-catenin has two different cellular functions: intercellular adhesion and transcriptional activity. The E3 ubiquitin ligase Siah1 causes ubiquitin-mediated degradation of the cytosolic β-catenin and therefore, impairs nuclear translocation and oncogenic function of β-catenin. However, the effect of Siah1 on the cell membrane bound β-catenin has not been studied. In this study, we identified that the carcinogenic bacterium H. pylori increased ETS2 transcription factor-mediated Siah1 protein expression in gastric cancer cells (GCCs) MKN45, AGS and Kato III...
May 8, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476031/new-tumor-suppressor-micrornas-target-glypican-3-in-human-liver-cancer
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Flora Cartier, Emilie Indersie, Sarah Lesjean, Justine Charpentier, Katarzyna B Hooks, Amani Ghousein, Angélique Desplat, Nathalie Dugot-Senant, Véronique Trézéguet, Francis Sagliocco, Martin Hagedorn, Christophe F Grosset
Glypican-3 (GPC3) is an oncogene, frequently upregulated in liver malignancies such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatoblastoma and constitutes a potential molecular target for therapy in liver cancer. Using a functional screening system, we identified 10 new microRNAs controlling GPC3 expression in malignant liver cells, five of them e.g. miR-4510, miR-203a-3p, miR-548aa, miR-376b-3p and miR-548v reduce GPC3 expression. These 5 microRNAs were significantly downregulated in tumoral compared to non-tumoral liver and inhibited tumor cell proliferation...
April 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472810/the-long-non-coding-rna-crnde-promotes-colorectal-carcinoma-progression-by-competitively-binding-mir-217-with-tcf7l2-and-enhancing-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Bo Yu, Xuan Ye, Qiong Du, Bin Zhu, Qing Zhai, Xin-Xiang Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The long non-coding RNA colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed (CRNDE) contributes to the proliferation and migration of tumors. However, its molecular mechanism underlying gastric cancer remains unknown. In the present study, we investigated whether CRNDE was involved in the development of colorectal cancer via the binding of microRNA (miR)-217 with transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) to enhance the Wnt signaling pathway. METHODS: Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to detect CRNDE, miR-217 and TCF7L2 in colorectal cancer tissues and cells...
May 4, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467820/non-equivalence-of-wnt-and-r-spondin-ligands-during-lgr5-intestinal-stem-cell-self-renewal
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Kelley S Yan, Claudia Y Janda, Junlei Chang, Grace X Y Zheng, Kathryn A Larkin, Vincent C Luca, Luis A Chia, Amanda T Mah, Arnold Han, Jessica M Terry, Akifumi Ootani, Kelly Roelf, Mark Lee, Jenny Yuan, Xiao Li, Christopher R Bolen, Julie Wilhelmy, Paige S Davies, Hiroo Ueno, Richard J von Furstenberg, Phillip Belgrader, Solongo B Ziraldo, Heather Ordonez, Susan J Henning, Melissa H Wong, Michael P Snyder, Irving L Weissman, Aaron J Hsueh, Tarjei S Mikkelsen, K Christopher Garcia, Calvin J Kuo
The canonical Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway governs diverse developmental, homeostatic and pathological processes. Palmitoylated Wnt ligands engage cell-surface frizzled (FZD) receptors and LRP5 and LRP6 co-receptors, enabling β-catenin nuclear translocation and TCF/LEF-dependent gene transactivation. Mutations in Wnt downstream signalling components have revealed diverse functions thought to be carried out by Wnt ligands themselves. However, redundancy between the 19 mammalian Wnt proteins and 10 FZD receptors and Wnt hydrophobicity have made it difficult to attribute these functions directly to Wnt ligands...
May 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464411/c-glycosyl-flavonoids-from-beta-vulgaris-cicla-and-betalains-from-beta-vulgaris-rubra-antioxidant-anticancer-and-antiinflammatory-activities-a-review
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Paolino Ninfali, Elena Antonini, Alessandra Frati, Emanuele-Salvatore Scarpa
The green beet (Beta vulgaris var. cicla L.) and red beetroot (B. vulgaris var. rubra L.) contain phytochemicals that have beneficial effects on human health. Specifically, the green beet contains apigenin, vitexin, vitexin-2-O-xyloside and vitexin-2-O-rhamnoside, while the red beetroot is a source of betaxanthins and betacyanins. These phytochemicals show considerable antioxidant activity, as well as antiinflammatory and antiproliferative activities. Vitexin-2-O-xyloside, in combination with betaxanthins and betacyanins, exerts antiproliferative activity in breast, liver, colon and bladder cancer cell lines, through the induction of both intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic pathways...
May 2, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457411/immunoexpression-of-heat-shock-protein-70-glypican-3-glutamine-synthetase-and-beta-catenin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-liver-transplantation-association-between-positive-glypican-3-and-beta-catenin-with-the-presence-of-larger-nodules
#15
E C Ataide, S R Perales, M G Silva, F C Filho, A C Sparapani, P F Latuf Filho, R S B Stucchi, J Vassallo, C A F Escanhoela, I F S F Boin
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the 6th leading cause of cancer worldwide. Its recurrence ranges from 6% to 26%. In the literature, many factors are associated with higher risk of recurrence, without a clear definition of the best method that could predict this highly lethal event. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunoexpression of immunohistochemical markers: HSP70, glypican 3, glutamine synthetase, and beta-catenin, as well as studying their association with tumor characteristics and prognosis of patients undergoing liver transplantation for HCC...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455695/pka-gsk3%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-play-a-critical-role-in-trans-resveratrol-mediated-neuronal-differentiation-in-human-cord-blood-stem-cells
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S Jahan, S Singh, A Srivastava, V Kumar, D Kumar, A Pandey, C S Rajpurohit, A R Purohit, V K Khanna, A B Pant
The role of resveratrol (RV), a natural polyphenol, is well documented, although its role on neurogenesis is still controversial and poorly understood. Therefore, to decipher the cellular insights of RV on neurogenesis, we investigated the potential effects of the compound on the survival, proliferation, and neuronal differentiation of human cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hCBMSCs). For neuronal differentiation, purified and characterized hCBMSCs were exposed to biological safe doses of RV (10 μM) alone and in combination with nerve growth factor (NGF-50 ng)...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454362/growth-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-resistant-philadelphia-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-role-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
#17
Cheng Zhang, Xi Zhang, Shi-Jie Yang, Xing-Hua Chen
Human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) may contribute to the growth of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-resistant chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). However, there are certain differences in biology between CML and Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph(+) ALL). Little is known about the role and mechanism of hBMSCs on the growth of TKI-resistant Ph(+) ALL. The current study co-cultured hBMSCs with the TKI-resistant SUP-B15. Next, the proliferation of SUP-B15 was detected using a Cell Counting Kit-8...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450349/vascular-cxcr4-limits-atherosclerosis-by-maintaining-arterial-integrity-evidence-from-mouse-and-human-studies
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Yvonne Döring, Heidi Noels, Emiel P C van der Vorst, Carlos Neideck, Virginia Egea, Maik Drechsler, Manuela Mandl, Lukas B Pawig, Yvonne Jansen, Katrin Schröder, Kiril Bidzhekov, Remco T A Megens, Wendy Theelen, Barbara M Klinkhammer, Peter Boor, Leon J Schurgers, Rick H van Gorp, Christian Ries, Pascal J H Kusters, Allard C van der Wal, Tilman M Hackeng, Gabor Gäbel, Ralf P Brandes, Oliver Soehnlein, Esther Lutgens, Dietmar Vestweber, Daniel Teupser, Lesca M Holdt, Daniel J Rader, Danish Saleheen, Christian Weber
Background -The CXCL12/CXCR4 chemokine ligand/receptor axis controls (progenitor) cell homeostasis and trafficking. So far, an atheroprotective role of CXCL12/CXCR4 has only been implied through pharmacological intervention, particularly as the somatic deletion of the CXCR4 gene in mice is embryonically lethal. Moreover, cell-specific effects of CXCR4 in the arterial wall and underlying mechanisms remain elusive, prompting us to investigate the relevance of CXCR4 in vascular cell types for atheroprotection...
April 27, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449558/in-silicomodel-driven-assessment-of-the-effects-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-deficiency-on-glutamate-and-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-implications-for-understanding-schizophrenia-pathophysiology
#19
Rimjhim Agrawal, Sunil Vasu Kalmady, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Objective: Deficient brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the important mechanisms underlying the neuroplasticity abnormalities in schizophrenia. Aberration in BDNF signaling pathways directly or circuitously influences neurotransmitters like glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). For the first time, this study attempts to construct and simulate the BDNF-neurotransmitter network in order to assess the effects of BDNF deficiency on glutamate and GABA. Methods: Using CellDesigner, we modeled BDNF interactions with calcium influx via N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)- Calmodulin activation; synthesis of GABA via cell cycle regulators protein kinase B, glycogen synthase kinase and β-catenin; transportation of glutamate and GABA...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447764/sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-pregnant-rats-negatively-affects-nerve-function-in-offspring-potentially-via-inhibition-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#20
Yiyao Wang, Yu Li, Qunzhi Xing, Xuechan G Han, Xu Dong, Yiping Lu, Mintao Zhou
Due to the rapid development of medical technology used to perform intrauterine procedures during pregnancy, the number of patients receiving fetal surgery under general anesthesia is increasing. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of anesthetics on the offspring of rats, and to identify the potential mechanisms underlying these effects. On day 14 of pregnancy, Sprague‑Dawley rats were equally divided into the following 3 groups (n=9): Control group (n=3), 3% sevoflurane group (n=3) and 4% sevoflurane group (n=3)...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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