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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218482/osteoblastic-differentiation-of-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-on-non-stoichiometric-calcium-phosphate-and-titanium-surfaces
#1
L Winning, L Robinson, A R Boyd, I A El Karim, F T Lundy, B J Meenan
Bioactive materials offer particular clinical benefits in the field of dental implantology, where differentiation of stem cells towards an osteoblastic lineage is required for osseointegration and appropriate function of implants in vivo. The aim of this study was to evaluate the osteoblastic response of Stro-1+ve periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) to three well-characterised biomaterial surfaces: an abraded titanium surface (cpTi) control; a polycrystalline titanium surface, with both micro and nano-topography produced by radio frequency magnetron sputtering (TiTi); and the same surface incorporating a sputter deposited calcium phosphate coating (CaP-TiTi)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218467/divergent-roles-of-p120-catenin-isoforms-linked-to-altered-cell-viability-proliferation-and-invasiveness-in-carcinogen-induced-rat-skin-tumors
#2
Rong Wang, Ying-Shiuan Chen, Wan-Mohaiza Dashwood, Qingjie Li, Christiane V Löhr, Kay Fischer, Emily Ho, David E Williams, Roderick H Dashwood
The heterocyclic amine 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) targets multiple organs for tumorigenesis in the rat, including the colon and the skin. PhIP-induced skin tumors were subjected to mutation screening, which identified genetic changes in Hras (7/40, 17.5%) and Tp53 (2/40, 5%), but not in Ctnnb1, a commonly mutated gene in PhIP-induced colon tumors. Despite the absence of Ctnnb1 mutations, β-catenin was overexpressed in nuclear and plasma membrane fractions from PhIP-induced skin tumors, coinciding with loss of p120-catenin from the plasma membrane, and the appearance of multiple p120-catenin-associated bands in the nuclear extracts...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210516/immunohistochemical-investigation-of-her-akt-mtor-pathway-and-cellular-adhesion-molecules-in-urothelial-carcinomas
#3
Nikolaos Koletsas, Triantafyllia Koletsa, Spyros Choidas, Konstantinos Anagnostopoulos, Stavros Touloupidis, Thomas Zaramboukas, Georgia Raptou, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Maria Lambropoulou
Background. Several investigators have suggested the possibility that the expression of both EGFR and HER2 could be utilized for molecularly targeted therapy in urinary bladder cancer. We tried to evaluate the expression of HER2 and EGFR and activation of the AKT/PTEN/mTOR pathway in urothelial carcinomas and if there is any association between them and cellular adhesion molecules (CAMs). Materials and Methods. Forty-one paraffin-embedded urothelial cancer tissue blocks were collected. Immunostains for HER2, EGFR, MIB1, phospho-AKT, PTEN, phospho-mTOR, e-cadherin, p-cadherin, and b-catenin were performed on tissue microarrays sections...
2017: Pathology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209947/forkhead-box-protein-j1-foxj1-is-overexpressed-in-colorectal-cancer-and-promotes-nuclear-translocation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-in-sw620-cells
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Kuiliang Liu, Jianghao Fan, Jing Wu
BACKGROUND FOXJ1, which is a forkhead transcription factor, has been previously studied mostly as a ciliary transcription factor. The role of FOXJ1 in cancer progression is still elusive and controversial. In the present study, the effect of FOXJ1 in progression of colorectal cancer (CRC) was investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS The pattern of FOXJ1 expression was investigated using the method of immunohistochemistry (IHC) in a tissue microarray (TMA) incorporating 50 pairs of colon cancer specimens and adjacent normal tissue...
February 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195397/alcohol-injury-damages-intestinal-stem-cells
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Rong Lu, Robin M Voigt, Yongguo Zhang, Ikuko Kato, Yinglin Xia, Christopher B Forsyth, Ali Keshavarzian, Jun Sun
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is associated with intestinal injury including intestinal leakiness and the risk of developing progressive gastrointestinal cancer. Alcoholics have disruption of intestinal barrier dysfunction that persists weeks after stopping alcohol intake and this occurs in spite of the fact that intestinal epithelial cells turn over every 3-5 days. The renewal and functional regulation of the intestinal epithelium largely relies on intestinal stem cells (ISCs). Chronic inflammation and tissue damage in the intestine can injure stem cells including accumulation of mutations that may result in ISC dysfunction and transformation...
February 14, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193239/buformin-inhibits-the-stemness-of-erbb-2-overexpressing-breast-cancer-cells-and-premalignant-mammary-tissues-of-mmtv-erbb-2-transgenic-mice
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Amanda B Parris, Qingxia Zhao, Erin W Howard, Ming Zhao, Zhikun Ma, Xiaohe Yang
BACKGROUND: Metformin, an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of Type II diabetes, has emerged as a promising anti-cancer agent. Other biguanide analogs, including buformin and phenformin, are suggested to have similar properties. Although buformin was shown to reduce mammary tumor burden in carcinogen models, the anti-cancer effects of buformin on different breast cancer subtypes and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of buformin on erbB-2-overexpressing breast cancer with in vitro and in vivo models...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188683/functional-kras-mutations-and-a-potential-role-for-pi3k-akt-activation-in-wilms-tumors
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Dina Polosukhina, Harold D Love, Hernan Correa, Zengliu Su, Kimberly B Dahlman, William Pao, Harold L Moses, Carlos L Arteaga, Harold N Lovvorn, Roy Zent, Peter E Clark
Wilms tumor (WT) is the most common renal neoplasm of childhood and affects 1 in 10,000 children aged less than 15 years. These embryonal tumors are thought to arise from primitive nephrogenic rests that derive from the metanephric mesenchyme during kidney development and are characterized partly by increased Wnt/β-catenin signaling. We previously showed that coordinate activation of Ras and β-catenin accelerates the growth and metastatic progression of a murine WT model. Here, we show that activating KRAS mutations can be found in human WT...
February 11, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185129/folic-acid-protects-against-glutamate-induced-excitotoxicity-in-hippocampal-slices-through-a-mechanism-that-implicates-inhibition-of-gsk-3%C3%AE-and-inos
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Josiane Budni, Simone Molz, Tharine Dal-Cim, Maria Dolores Martín-de-Saavedra, Javier Egea, Manuela G Lopéz, Carla Ines Tasca, Ana Lúcia Severo Rodrigues
Folic acid (folate) is a vitamin of the B-complex group crucial for neurological function. Considering that excitotoxicity and cell death induced by glutamate are involved in many disorders, the potential protective effect of folic acid on glutamate-induced cell damage in rat hippocampal slices and the possible intracellular signaling pathway involved in such effect were investigated. The treatment of hippocampal slices with folic acid (100 μM) significantly abrogated glutamate (1 mM)-induced reduction of cell viability measured by MTT reduction assay and inhibited glutamate-induced D-[(3)H]-aspartate release...
February 10, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183228/btg3-overexpression-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-invasion-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-cell-by-regulating-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Qi An, Yan Zhou, Chao Han, Yubing Zhou, Feng Li, Duolu Li
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the leading cause of cancer-related death among all the gynecological malignancies of the female genital system, and its incidence and mortality rates continue to rise. B-cell translocation gene 3 (BTG3) plays an important role in the occurrence and development of numerous cancers. However, the role of BTG3 in EOC remains poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to investigate the biological role and potential molecular mechanism of BTG3 in EOC. We found that BTG3 protein expression was significantly lower in human EOC cell lines...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163317/embelin-attenuates-adipogenesis-and-lipogenesis-through-activating-canonical-wnt-signaling-and-inhibits-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
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Y Gao, J Li, X Xu, S Wang, Y Yang, J Zhou, L Zhang, F Zheng, X Li, B Wang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that Embelin, a natural plant extract might have the potential to prevent body weight gain in rats. However, the mechanisms involved remain to be elucidated. METHODS: Effects of Embelin on adipocyte differentiation and lipogenesis were studied in murine ST2 stromal cells and C3H10T1/2 mesenchymal cells. The mechanisms through which Embelin regulates adipogenic differentiation and lipogenesis were explored. The in vivo anti-obesity effects of Embelin in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity mice and possible transcriptional impact were investigated...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151034/sfrp3-and-dkk1-regulate-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-markers-and-wnt-elements-expression-depending-on-cellular-context
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Dorra Elhaj Mahmoud, Nadia Sassi, Ghassen Drissi, Maher Barsaoui, Khaled Zitouna, Hela Sahli, Maryam Kallel-Sellami, Lassad Kanoun, Elhem Cheour, Lilia Laadhar
CONTEXT: Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) display pathogenic behavior. Various members of the Wnt pathway, especially the canonical Wnt/β-catenin cascade, may contribute to autonomous RA FLS activation. It has been shown that the two Wnt inhibitors: sFRP3 and DKK1 contribute to several critical aspects of joint biology. However, their effects on RA FLS are poorly characterized. The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of sFRP3 and DKK1 on FLS markers, Wnt components, and target oncogenes expression by RA FLS and compare the findings to osteoarthritic (OA) FLS...
February 2, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137846/endothelial-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-reduces-immune-cell-infiltration-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Justin E Lengfeld, Sarah E Lutz, Julian R Smith, Claudiu Diaconu, Cameron Scott, Sigal B Kofman, Claire Choi, Craig M Walsh, Cedric S Raine, Ilir Agalliu, Dritan Agalliu
Disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a defining and early feature of multiple sclerosis (MS) that directly damages the central nervous system (CNS), promotes immune cell infiltration, and influences clinical outcomes. There is an urgent need for new therapies to protect and restore BBB function, either by strengthening endothelial tight junctions or suppressing endothelial vesicular transcytosis. Although wingless integrated MMTV (Wnt)/β-catenin signaling plays an essential role in BBB formation and maintenance in healthy CNS, its role in BBB repair in neurologic diseases such as MS remains unclear...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133318/-a-case-report-of-an-undifferentiated-pancreatic-carcinoma-diagnosed-as-a-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm-before-surgery
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Hisataka Matsuo, Hisashi Ikoma, Ryo Morimura, Tomohiro Arita, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Hirotaka Konishi, Yasutoshi Murayama, Shuhei Komatsu, Atsushi Shiozaki, Yoshiaki Kuriu, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Daisuke Ichikawa, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Okamoto, Eigo Otsuji
A 37-year-old man visited a previous hospital because of left abdominal pain. A contrast-enhanced CT scan revealed a 7 cm solid tumor in the pancreas body, and the patient was referred to our hospital. EUS-FNA showed that the tumor cells were positive for b-catenin in the nuclei, as well as for CD10 and CD56. On the other hand, the cells were negative for chromogranin A and synaptophysin. This is the typical immunohistochemical pattern of a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm(SPN). Therefore, we diagnosed this case as SPN before surgery...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133149/-a-case-of-mesenteric-fibromatosis-after-robot-assisted-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#14
Makoto Nakai, Toshiyuki Tazawa, Naoki Wajima, Takahiro Muroya, Katsuya Mikami, Kenichi Hakamada
The patient underwent robot-assisted total gastrectomy for an early gastric cancer. Thirty-four months later, he was admitted to another hospital because of abdominal discomfort. Computed tomography scans showed a giant solid mass approximately 13 cm in diameter in the lower abdomen. We performed a resection of the tumor; operative findings showed a giant solid tumor, without adhesion, in the mesentery of the jejunum. The tumor did not involve other parts of the small intestine. The resected tumor had a smooth surface with an elastic hard consistency...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126478/gene-signature-associated-with-upregulation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-predicts-tumor-response-to-transarterial-embolization
#15
Etay Ziv, Hooman Yarmohammadi, F Edward Boas, Elena Nadia Petre, Karen T Brown, Stephen B Solomon, David Solit, Diane Reidy, Joseph P Erinjeri
PURPOSE: To identify gene mutations in tumors undergoing transarterial embolization and explore the relationship between gene mutations and tumor response to embolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review that included 17 patients with primary or metastatic liver tumors treated with embolization and had specimens analyzed for a 341-gene panel next-generation sequence assay. Pathologic conditions included hepatocellular, carcinoid, pancreatic neuroendocrine, melanoma, medullary thyroid, and liver acinar-cell carcinoma...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122918/nuclear-factor-i-c-reciprocally-regulates-adipocyte-and-osteoblast-differentiation-via-control-of-canonical-wnt-signaling
#16
Jie Zhou, Shan Wang, Qi Qi, Xiaoyue Yang, Endong Zhu, Hairui Yuan, Xuemei Li, Ying Liu, Xiaoxia Li, Baoli Wang
Nuclear factor I-C (NFIC) has recently been identified as an important player in osteogenesis and bone homeostasis in vivo However, the molecular mechanisms involved have yet to be defined. In the current study, Nfic expression was altered in primary marrow stromal cells and established progenitor lines after adipogenic and osteogenic treatment. Overexpression of Nfic in stromal cells ST2, mesenchymal cells C3H10T1/2, and primary marrow stromal cells inhibited adipogenic differentiation, whereas it promoted osteogenic differentiation...
January 25, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105934/charm-discovery-of-combinatorial-chromatin-modification-patterns-in-hepatitis-b-virus-x-transformed-mouse-liver-cancer-using-association-rule-mining
#17
Sung Hee Park, Sun-Min Lee, Young-Joon Kim, Sangsoo Kim
BACKGROUND: Various chromatin modifications, identified in large-scale epigenomic analyses, are associated with distinct phenotypes of different cells and disease phases. To improve our understanding of these variations, many computational methods have been developed to discover novel sites and cell-specific chromatin modifications. Despite the availability of existing methods, there is still room for further improvement when they are applied to resolve the histone code hypothesis. Hence, we aim to investigate the development of a computational method to provide new insights into de novo combinatorial pattern discovery of chromatin modifications to characterize epigenetic variations in distinct phenotypes of different cells...
December 13, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105169/role-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-inducing-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-multiple-myeloma-cells
#18
Nan Su, Pingping Wang, Yan Li
β-catenin is the downstream effector of the Wnt signaling pathway, which regulates cell proliferation and differentiation. Activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been shown to positively correlate with prognosis in several types of malignancies. The present study aimed to determine the role of β-catenin in multiple myeloma (MM) cells using lentiviruses expressing small interfering RNA (siRNA). The expression of β-catenin in the MM cell line RPMI-8826 was evaluated following β-catenin knockdown by the siRNA...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105085/effects-of-shen-an-granules-on-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-mouse-models-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#19
Xin-Rong Zou, Xiao-Qin Wang, Ying-Lin Hu, Hui-Lan Zhou
The effect of Shen'an granules on the Wnt signaling pathway in renal tissues of mouse models of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic nephropathy was investigated in the present study. A total of 62 BALB/c mice were randomly divided into the normal control (A group), model (B group), losartan (C group), low-dose Shen'an granules (D group), and high-dose Shen'an granules (E group) groups. The mouse model of diabetic nephropathy was established by a single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (150 mg/kg). The animals were treated with drugs for 8 weeks, and blood creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, triglycerides (TG), and total cholesterol (CHOL) were measured prior to and after treatment...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103884/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-cytochrome-p450%C3%A2-1a1-pathway-mediates-breast-cancer-stem-cells-expansion-through-pten-inhibition-and-%C3%AE-catenin-and-akt-activation
#20
Abdullah Al-Dhfyan, Ali Alhoshani, Hesham M Korashy
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) are small sub-type of the whole cancer cells that drive tumor initiation, progression and metastasis. Recent studies have demonstrated a role for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)/cytochrome P4501A1 pathway in CSCs expansion. However, the exact molecular mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: The current study was designed to a) determine the effect of AhR activation and inhibition on breast CSCs development, maintenance, self-renewal, and chemoresistance at the in vitro and in vivo levels and b) explore the role of β-Catenin, PI3K/Akt, and PTEN signaling pathways...
January 19, 2017: Molecular Cancer
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