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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053579/stem-cells-as-potential-candidates-for-psoriasis-cell-replacement-therapy
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REVIEW
Agnieszka Owczarczyk-Saczonek, Magdalena Krajewska-Włodarczyk, Anna Kruszewska, Waldemar Placek, Wojciech Maksymowicz, Joanna Wojtkiewicz
Recent years have seen considerable progress in explaining the mechanisms of the pathogenesis of psoriasis, with a significant role played in it by the hyper-reactivity of Th1 and Th17 cells, Treg function disorder, as well as complex relationships between immune cells, keratinocytes, and vascular endothelium. The effect of stem cells in the epidermis and stem cells on T cells has been identified and the dysfunction of various types of stem cells may be a prime cause of dysregulation of the inflammatory response in psoriasis...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053518/role-of-homeodomain-interacting-protein-kinase-2-in-the-pathogenesis-of-tissue-fibrosis-in-keloid-derived-keratinocytes
#2
Yi-Xuan Zhao, Guo-You Zhang, An-Yuan Wang, Ya-Hong Chen, Da-Mu Lin, Qing-Feng Li
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a critical role in fibrotic keloid formation, which is characterized by excessive collagen and extracellular matrix synthesis and deposition. Growing evidence suggests that the serine/threonine kinase homeodomain-interacting protein kinase 2 (HIPK2) acts upstream of several major fibrosis signaling pathways; however, the role of HIPK2 in the keloid fibrogenesis remains unknown. In the current study, we investigated the roles of HIPK2 in the pathogenesis of keloids...
October 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051608/transcription-factors-and-stress-response-gene-alterations-in-human-keratinocytes-following-solar-simulated-ultra-violet-radiation
#3
Thomas L Des Marais, Thomas Kluz, Dazhong Xu, Xiaoru Zhang, Lisa Gesumaria, Mary S Matsui, Max Costa, Hong Sun
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from sunlight is the major effector for skin aging and carcinogenesis. However, genes and pathways altered by solar-simulated UVR (ssUVR), a mixture of UVA and UVB, are not well characterized. Here we report global changes in gene expression as well as associated pathways and upstream transcription factors in human keratinocytes exposed to ssUVR. Human HaCaT keratinocytes were exposed to either a single dose or 5 repetitive doses of ssUVR. Comprehensive analyses of gene expression profiles as well as functional annotation were performed at 24 hours post irradiation...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050985/bromodomain-protein-brd4-promotes-cell-proliferation-in-skin-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Tie Xiang, Jin-Yu Bai, Cang She, Dao-Jiang Yu, Xiao-Zhong Zhou, Tian-Lan Zhao
The present study examined the expression and biological functions of bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4) in skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells. Our results show that BRD4 mRNA and protein expression was upregulated in human skin SCC cells, as compared to its level in the normal skin keratinocytes and fibroblasts. Treatment with BRD4 inhibitors, JQ1 and CPI203, resulted in proliferation inhibition, apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in both established (A431 cell line) and primary skin SCC cells. Furthermore, BRD4 knockdown (by targeted shRNAs) or knockout (by CRISPR/Cas9) largely inhibited A431 cell proliferation...
October 16, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050978/chrysin-attenuates-atopic-dermatitis-by-suppressing-inflammation-of-keratinocytes
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Jin Kyeong Choi, Yong Hyun Jang, Soyoung Lee, Sang-Rae Lee, Young-Ae Choi, Meiling Jin, Jung Ho Choi, Jee Hun Park, Pil-Hoon Park, Hyukjae Choi, Taeg Kyu Kwon, Dongwoo Khang, Sang-Hyun Kim
We previously reported the inhibitory effect of chrysin, a natural flavonoid plentifully contained in propolis, vegetables and fruits, on the mast cell-mediated allergic reaction. In this study, we evaluated the effect of chrysin on atopic dermatitis (AD) and defined underlying mechanisms of action. We used an AD model in BALB/c mice by the repeated local exposure of 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) and house dust mite (Dermatophagoides farinae extract, DFE) to the ears. Repeated alternative treatment of DNCB/DFE caused AD-like skin lesions...
October 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049844/flavonoids-inhibit-chronically-exposed-arsenic-induced-proliferation-and-malignant-transformation-of-hacat-cells
#6
Mohit Rajput, Praveen Kumar Kujur, Abhijeet Mishra, Rana P Singh
BACKGROUND: Apart from exposure to UV-radiation, studies show relationship between skin cancer and chronic ingestion of arsenic through drinking water. Chemopreventive strategies could help in reducing the toxic effects of arsenic and arsenic-induced skin cancer. METHODS: Cytotoxicity of arsenic on human skin keratinocytes HaCaT cells was evaluated using MTT and trypan blue assays. Arsenic-induced malignant transformant HaCaT cells were selected through soft agar colony assay...
October 19, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048773/use-of-a-rho-kinase-inhibitor-to-increase-human-tonsil-keratinocyte-longevity-for-three-dimensional-tissue-engineered-tonsil-epithelium-equivalents
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Amy K Grayson, Vanessa Hearnden, Robert Bolt, Ala Jebreel, Helen E Colley, Craig Murdoch
The generation of tissue-engineered epithelial models is often hampered by the limited proliferative capacity of primary epithelial cells. This study aimed to isolate normal tonsillar keratinocytes (NTK) from human tonsils, increase the lifespan of these cells using the Rho kinase inhibitor Y-27632 and to develop tissue-engineered equivalents of healthy and infected tonsil epithelium. The proliferation rate of isolated NTK and expression of c-MYC and p16INK4A were measured in the absence or presence of the inhibitor...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048658/functional-diversity-of-mir-146a-5p-and-traf6-in-normal-and-oral-cancer-cells
#8
Seung-Ki Min, Sung Youn Jung, Hyun Ki Kang, Sin-A Park, Jong Ho Lee, Myung-Jin Kim, Byung-Moo Min
Numerous studies implicate miR-146a as pleiotropic regulator of carcinogenesis; however, its roles in carcinogenesis are not fully understood. A clue from expression analyses of miR-146a-5p in all 13 oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell lines examined and in OSCC tissues, whole blood and whole saliva of OSCC patients in vivo revealed that miR‑146a-5p expression was highly upregulated. Particularly, we widened the view of its upregulation in saliva, implicating that high miR-146a-5p expression is not only correlated closely to the development of human oral cancer, but also to a possible candidate as a diagnostic marker of OSCC...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047245/11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-inhibition-attenuates-the-adverse-effects-of-glucocorticoids-on-dermal-papilla-cells
#9
Sang Eun Lee, Eun Young Lee, Sang Jin Kang, Seung Hun Lee
PURPOSE: Glucocorticoids, stress-related hormones, inhibit hair growth. Intracellular glucocorticoid availability is regulated by 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1). 11β-HSD1 was recently detected in keratinocytes and fibroblasts. However, the expression of 11β-HSD1 in human hair follicles remains unknown. We aimed to examine 11β-HSD1 expression in human dermal papilla cells (DPCs) and to investigate whether modulation of 11β-HSD1 activity can regulate the negative effects of glucocorticoids on DPCs...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046052/protective-effect-of-different-antioxidant-agents-in-uvb-irradiated-keratinocytes
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Sara Salucci, Sabrina Burattini, Francesca Buontempo, Alberto Maria Martelli, Elisabetta Falcieri, Michela Battistelli
Skin cells can respond to UVB-induced damage either by tolerating it, or restoring it through antioxidant activation and DNA repair mechanisms or, ultimately, undergoing programmed cell death, when damage is massive. Nutritional factors, in particular, food antioxidants, have attracted much interest because of their potential use in new preventive, protective, and therapeutic strategies for chronic degenerative diseases, including skin inflammation and cancer. Some polyphenols, present in virgin olive oil, well tolerated by organism after oral administration, show a variety of pharmacological and clinical benefits such as anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and neuro-protective activities...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045420/inhibition-of-apoptosis-signal-regulating-kinase-1-alters-the-wound-epidermis-and-enhances-auricular-cartilage-regeneration
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Qian-Shi Zhang, Deepa S Kurpad, My G Mahoney, Marla J Steinbeck, Theresa A Freeman
Why regeneration does not occur in mammals remains elusive. In lower vertebrates, epimorphic regeneration of the limb is directed by the wound epidermis, which controls blastema formation to promote regrowth of the appendage. Herein, we report that knockout (KO) or inhibition of Apoptosis Signal-regulated Kinase-1 (ASK1), also known as mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 5 (MAP3K5), after full thickness ear punch in mice prolongs keratinocyte activation within the wound epidermis and promotes regeneration of auricular cartilage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045012/photodynamic-therapy-inhibits-melanogenesis-through-paracrine-effects-by-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts
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Sue Kyung Kim, Seung-Jae Oh, Se-Yeon Park, Woo-Jung Kim, You-Sun Kim, You Chan Kim
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment option for skin cancer and premalignant skin diseases and exhibits rejuvenation effects, including reducing fine wrinkles and whitening, on aged skin. In the present study, we investigated the mechanism underlying the whitening effects of PDT on melanocytes in vitro and in vivo. Exposure of melanocytes to PDT in vitro reduced their melanin content and tyrosinase activity without, however, affecting cell survival. Interestingly, melanogenesis was also inhibited by exposing melanocytes to conditioned media of PDT-treated keratinocytes or dermal fibroblasts...
October 17, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044987/sticky-fingers-at-work-palmitoylation-dependent-mc1r-activation
#13
Jose Carlos Garcia-Borron, Celia Jimenez-Cervantes
The melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) positively coupled to the cAMP pathway. MC1R is expressed in melanocytes, where it is critically involved in the cutaneous responses to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR). The current paradigm posits that UVR-induced DNA damage in skin keratinocytes activates expression of the POMC gene encoding for the precursor of α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (αMSH). The resulting paracrine release of αMSH activates MC1R in melanocytes and switches the production of melanin pigments from basal pheomelanogenesis to synthesis of eumelanins...
October 17, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044700/epidermal-nevus-syndromes-new-insights-into-whorls-and-swirls
#14
REVIEW
Sarah Asch, Jeffrey L Sugarman
Knowledge of the molecular underpinnings of many epidermal nevi and epidermal nevus syndrome has expanded rapidly in recent years. In this review and update on epidermal nevus syndrome, we will cover recent genetic discoveries involving epidermal nevi, including nevus sebaceus, keratinocytic epidermal nevus, nevus comedonicus, congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform nevus and limb defects syndrome, phakomatosis pigmentokeratotica, Becker's nevus, porokeratotic adnexal ostial nevus, inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevi, and cutaneous-skeletal hypophosphatemia syndrome...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043977/a-protein-phosphatase-network-controls-the-temporal-and-spatial-dynamics-of-differentiation-commitment-in-human-epidermis
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Ajay Mishra, Benedicte Oules, Angela Oliveira Pisco, Tony Ly, Kifayathullah Liakath-Ali, Gernot Walko, Priyalakshmi Viswanathan, Matthieu Tihy, Jagdeesh Nijjher, Sara-Jane Dunn, Angus I Lamond, Fiona M Watt
Epidermal homeostasis depends on a balance between stem cell renewal and terminal differentiation. The transition between the two cell states, termed commitment, is poorly understood. Here we characterise commitment by integrating transcriptomic and proteomic data from disaggregated primary human keratinocytes held in suspension to induce differentiation. Cell detachment induces several protein phosphatases, five of which - DUSP6, PPTC7, PTPN1, PTPN13 and PPP3CA - promote differentiation by negatively regulating ERK MAPK and positively regulating AP1 transcription factors...
October 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043097/histological-study-on-the-effect-of-nicotine-on-adult-male-guinea-pig-thin-skin
#16
Sohair A Eltony, Safaa S Ali
Tobacco smoking has been identified as an important factor in premature skin aging to detect the histological changes occurred in adult male guinea pig thin skin under the influence of low and high doses of nicotine; which constitutes approximately 0.6%-3.0% of the dry weight of tobacco. Fifteen adult male pigmented guinea pigs were equally divided into three groups: group I, control; group IIA, low dose nicotine treated; 3 mg/kg subcutaneously for 4 weeks; and group IIB, high dose nicotine treated; 6 mg/kg subcutaneously for 4 weeks...
September 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042175/calcitriol-promotes-proangiogenic-molecules-in-keratinocytes-in-a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-model
#17
Valentin Trujillo, Paulina Marín-Luevano, Irma González-Curiel, Adrián Rodríguez-Carlos, Maira Ramírez-Reyes, Esther Layseca-Espinosa, José A Enciso-Moreno, Lorenza Díaz, Bruno Rivas-Santiago
Foot ulceration is one of the most common and complex sequelae of diabetes mellitus, generally posing a therapeutic challenge due to poor healing responses and high rates of complications, including peripheral vascular disease, ischemia and infections. Calcitriol, the most active vitamin D metabolite, induces antimicrobial peptides production in keratinocytes from diabetic foot ulcers (DFU); however, little is known about its effects on angiogenic factors in this pathology. Herein we aimed at studying whether calcitriol induces angiogenic molecules in keratinocytes under normoxic and hypoxic conditions, and if these molecules are able to improve cell migration in vitro...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042026/identification-signaling-and-functions-of-ltb4-receptors
#18
REVIEW
Kazuko Saeki, Takehiko Yokomizo
Leukotriene B4 (LTB4), a lipid mediator produced from arachidonic acid, is a chemoattractant for inflammatory leukocytes. We identified two receptors for LTB4, the high-affinity receptor BLT1 and the low-affinity receptor BLT2. BLT1 is expressed in various subsets of leukocytes, and analyses of BLT1-deficient mice revealed that the LTB4/BLT1 axis enhances leukocyte recruitment to infected sites, and is involved in the elimination of pathogens. Hyperactivation of the LTB4/BLT1 axis induces acute and chronic inflammation, resulting in various inflammatory diseases...
October 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040328/integrin-beta-1-inhibition-alleviates-the-chronic-hyperproliferative-dermatitis-phenotype-of-sharpin-deficient-mice
#19
Emilia Peuhu, Siiri I Salomaa, Nicola De Franceschi, Christopher S Potter, John P Sundberg, Jeroen Pouwels
SHARPIN (Shank-Associated RH Domain-Interacting Protein) is a component of the linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC), which enhances TNF-induced NF-κB activity. SHARPIN-deficient (Sharpincpdm/cpdm) mice display multi-organ inflammation and chronic proliferative dermatitis (cpdm) due to TNF-induced keratinocyte apoptosis. In cells, SHARPIN also inhibits integrins independently of LUBAC, but it has remained enigmatic whether elevated integrin activity levels in the dermis of Sharpincpdm/cpdm mice is due to increased integrin activity or is secondary to inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039484/mir%C3%A2-203-contributes-to-il%C3%A2-17%C3%A2-induced-vegf-secretion-by-targeting-socs3-in-keratinocytes
#20
Yuanyuan Xu, Yongzhi Ji, Xiaoou Lan, Xinghua Gao, Hong-Duo Chen, Long Geng
Interleukin (IL)-17 signaling serves an important role in the development and pathogenesis of psoriasis; a chronic skin disease characterized by increased dermal vascularity and the hyperproliferation of keratinocytes. microRNA (miR)‑203 is preferentially expressed in the skin and is an important regulator of keratinocyte differentiation. miR‑203 has been implicated in a number of skin diseases, including psoriasis. However, the role of miR‑203 in IL‑17‑induced vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secretion has yet to be elucidated...
October 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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