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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632199/modulatory-effects-of-guarana-paullinia-cupana-on-adipogenesis
#1
Natália da Silva Lima, Erica de Paula Numata, Leonardo Mendes de Souza Mesquita, Pollyana Hammoud Dias, Wagner Vilegas, Alessandra Gambero, Marcelo Lima Ribeiro
Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a plant originated in Brazil that presents a beneficial effect on body weight control and metabolic alterations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of guarana on genes and miRNAs related to adipogenesis in 3T3L1 cells. The anti-adipogenic effect of guarana was evaluated by Oil Red-O staining. Gene and miRNA expression levels were determined by real time PCR. The Cebpα and β-catenin nuclear translocation were evaluated using immunocytochemistry. Our data indicated that the triglyceride-reducing effect of guarana was dose-dependent from 100 to 300 µg/mL (-12%, -20%, -24% and -40%, respectively, p < 0...
June 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628035/the-brains-of-the-bones-how-osteocytes-use-wnt1-to-control-bone-formation
#2
Frank Rauch
WNT proteins drive the development and maintenance of many tissues, including bone. It is less clear which of the many WNT proteins act on bone or where these WNTs act in the skeleton; however, loss-of-function mutations in WNT1 cause bone fragility in children and adults. In this issue of the JCI, Joeng and colleagues demonstrate that bone formation is under the control of WNT1 produced by osteocytes, the cells that reside deep in the bone matrix and form dendritic networks. The implication of WNT1 in the control of bone formation identifies a potential new target for the treatment of low bone mass disorders, such as osteoporosis...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628032/osteocyte-specific-wnt1-regulates-osteoblast-function-during-bone-homeostasis
#3
Kyu Sang Joeng, Yi-Chien Lee, Joohyun Lim, Yuqing Chen, Ming-Ming Jiang, Elda Munivez, Catherine Ambrose, Brendan H Lee
Mutations in WNT1 cause osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and early-onset osteoporosis, identifying it as a key Wnt ligand in human bone homeostasis. However, how and where WNT1 acts in bone are unclear. To address this mechanism, we generated late-osteoblast-specific and osteocyte-specific WNT1 loss- and gain-of-function mouse models. Deletion of Wnt1 in osteocytes resulted in low bone mass with spontaneous fractures similar to that observed in OI patients. Conversely, Wnt1 overexpression from osteocytes stimulated bone formation by increasing osteoblast number and activity, which was due in part to activation of mTORC1 signaling...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627669/recovery-of-spinal-cord-injury-following-electroacupuncture-in-rats-through-enhancement-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#4
Junfeng Zhang, Shisheng Li, Yaochi Wu
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been demonstrated to promote the functional recovery of neurons following spinal cord injury (SCI); however, the mechanisms underlying its effects have yet to be elucidated. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been implicated in the regulation of the balance between growth, proliferation and differentiation of neural precursor cells. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of EA therapy on Wnt/β‑catenin‑regulated gene expression and neuronal recovery in rats with SCI...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620819/cellular-growth-and-tube-formation-of-htr8-svneo-trophoblast-effects-of-exogenously-added-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-and-its-inhibitor
#5
Sanjay Basak, Arnab Sarkar, Santosh Mathapati, Asim K Duttaroy
Adequate placental angiogenesis is critical for the establishment of the placental circulation and thus for normal feto-placental growth and development. Fatty acid-binding protein-4 (FABP4) plays a pro-angiogenic role in endothelial cells; however, very little information is available in placental first trimester trophoblast cells. Here we report that exogenously added FABP4 (exo-FABP4) stimulated tube formation (as a measure of in vitro angiogenesis) in HTR8/SVneo trophoblastic cells. HTR-8/SVneo cells were incubated in the presence of exogenously added FABP4 at different concentrations and time points...
June 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618940/association-of-wnt1-inducible-signaling-pathway-protein-1-with-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#6
Shuqin Jia, Tingting Qu, Mengmeng Feng, Ke Ji, Ziyu Li, Wenguo Jiang, Jiafu Ji
Wnt1-inducible signaling pathway protein-1 is a cysteine-rich protein that belongs to the CCN family, which has been implicated in mediating the occurrence and progression through distinct molecular mechanisms in several tumor types. However, the association of Wnt1-inducible signaling pathway protein-1 with gastric cancer and the related molecular mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify the biological role of Wnt1-inducible signaling pathway protein-1 in the proliferation, migration, and invasion in gastric cancer cells and further investigated the associated molecular mechanism on these biological functions...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598087/-bioinformatic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-involved-in-the-post-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damage-of-newborn-rats
#7
Jing Shi, Jun Tang, De-Zhi Mu
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in cerebral cortices of rats which were seven weeks after neonatal hypoxic ischemic brain damage (HIBD) and elucidate the biological significance of the DEGs. METHODS: The gene expression profile of GSE37777, including 4 HI samples subjected to HIBD and 4 normal controls, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database (GEO). DEGs were screened using the R package in HIBD groups compared with normal controls...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589675/cdk5-activity-is-required-for-purkinje-cell-dendritic-growth-in-cell-autonomous-and-non-cell-autonomous-manners
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Bozong Xu, Ayumi Kumazawa, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Shin-Ichi Hisanaga, Takafumi Inoue, Toshio Ohshima
Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) is recognized as a unique member among other Cdks due to its versatile roles in many biochemical processes in the nervous system. The proper development of neuronal dendrites is required for the formation of complex neural networks providing the physiological basis of various neuronal functions. We previously reported that sparse dendrites were observed on cultured Cdk5-null Purkinje cells and Purkinje cells in Wnt1(cre) -mediated Cdk5 conditional knockout (KO) mice. In the present study, we generated L7(cre) -mediated p35; p39 double KO (L7(cre) -p35(f/f) ; p39(-/-) ) mice whose Cdk5 activity was eliminated specifically in Purkinje cells of the developing cerebellum...
June 7, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582847/mir-133b-inhibits-proliferation-and-invasion-of-gastric-cancer-cells-by-up-regulating-fbn1-expression
#9
Deying Yang, Deqin Zhao, Xinrui Chen
We aimed to investigate the influence of miR-133b/fibrillin 1 (FBN1) on proliferation and invasion of human gastric cancer (GC) cells. Carcinomatous and adjacent tissues of 43 GC patients, normal gastric mucosa cell line GES-1 and GC cell lines including AGS, HGC-27, KATO III, NCI-N87, SGC-7901, MKN-45 and MGC-803 were collected. Then, the expressions of miR-133b and FBN1 were detected by qRT-PCR. The dual luciferase reporter gene assay was conducted to determine the targeting relationship between miR-133b and FBN1...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578904/role-of-ras-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-axis-activation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-podocyte-injury-and-tubulo-interstitial-nephropathy
#10
Lin Chen, Dan-Qian Chen, Ming Wang, Dan Liu, Hua Chen, Fang Dou, Nosratola D Vaziri, Ying-Yong Zhao
Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a key role in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recent studies have demonstrated activation of Wnt/β-catenin pathway by RAS in CKD. However, the underlying mechanisms of RAS and Wnt/β-catenin signaling interaction and their contribution to the pathogenesis of CKD have not been fully elucidated. Present study is designed to investigate the role of RAS/Wnt/β-catenin axis activation in tubulo-interstitial fibrosis and glomerulosclerosis by the cultured HK-2 and podocytes...
June 2, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576832/eet-intervention-on-wnt1-nov-and-ho-1-signaling-prevents-obesity-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-obese-mice
#11
Jian Cao, Shailendra P Singh, John McClung, Gregory Joseph, Luca Vanella, Ignazio Barbagallo, Houli Jiang, John R Falck, Michael Arad, Joseph I Shapiro, Nader G Abraham
We have previously reported that epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) has multiple beneficial effects on vascular function, in addition to its anti-apoptotic action, it increases insulin sensitivity and inhibits inflammation. To uncover the signaling mechanisms by which EET reduces cardiomyopathy, we hypothesized that EET infusion might ameliorate obesity-induced cardiomyopathy by improving HO-1, Wnt1, thermogenic gene levels and mitochondrial integrity in cardiac tissues and improved pericardial fat phenotype. EET reduced levels of fasting blood glucose, and pro-inflammatory adipokines including NOV signaling while increasing echocardiographic fractional shortening and O2 consumption...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565999/ryk-receptors-on-unmyelinated-nerve-fibers-mediate-excitatory-synaptic-transmission-and-ccl2-release-during-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Qing Ou Yang, Wen-Jing Yang, Jian Li, Fang-Ting Liu, Hongbin Yuan, Yue-Ping Ou Yang
Background Neuropathic pain is a major pathology of the central nervous system associated with neuroinflammation. Ryk (receptor-like tyrosine kinase) receptors act as repulsive axon-guidance molecules during development of central nervous system and neural injury. Increasing evidence suggests the potential involvement of Wnt/Ryk (wingless and Int) signaling in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. However, its underlying mechanism remains unknown. Results The expression and location of Ryk receptor as well as its ligand Wnt1 were detected by qPCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545480/effects-of-hepatitis-c-virus-core-protein-and-nonstructural-protein-4b-on-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Xiao-Hua Jiang, Yu-Tao Xie, Ya-Ping Cai, Jing Ren, Tao Ma
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein and nonstructural protein 4B (NS4B) are potentially oncogenic. Aberrant activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is closely associated with hepatocarcinogenesis. We investigated the effects of HCV type 1b core protein and NS4B on Wnt/β-catenin signaling in various liver cells, and explored the molecular mechanism underlying HCV-related hepatocarcinogenesis. RESULTS: Compared with the empty vector control, HCV core protein and NS4B demonstrated the following characteristics in the Huh7 cells: significantly enhanced β-catenin/Tcf-dependent transcriptional activity (F = 40...
May 25, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537906/killing-effects-of-huaier-granule-combined-with-dc-cik-on-nude-mice-transplanted-with-colon-carcinoma-cell-line
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Wen-Wen Sun, Jin-Xia Dou, Lin Zhang, Li-Kui Qiao, Na Shen, Qiang Zhao, Wen-Yuan Gao
This study aims to compare the efficacy of different treatments for nude mice transplanted with HT-29 colon carcinoma cell line. BalB/C nude mice were transplanted with HT-29 colon carcinoma cell line and randomly divided into four groups, with 5 mice in each group: blank control group, DC-CIK group, Huaier Granule group, and Huaier Granule group combined with DC-CIK group (combined treatment group). For DC-CIK group and combined treatment group, 1×106 DC-CIK cells were injected via the tail vein 4 days after transplantation...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528193/novel-missense-loss-of-function-mutations-of-wnt1-in-an-autosomal-recessive-osteogenesis-imperfecta-patient
#15
Joon Yeon Won, Woo Young Jang, Hye-Ran Lee, Seon Young Park, Woo-Young Kim, Jong Hoon Park, Yonghwan Kim, Tae-Joon Cho
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heritable skeletal disorder characterized by bone fragility and low bone mass. Recently, loss-of-function mutations of WNT1 have been reported to be causative in OI or osteoporosis. We report an OI patient with novel compound heterozygous WNT1 missense mutations, p.Glu123Asp and p.Cys153Gly. Both mutations are found in the exon 3, and the p.Glu123Asp is the most proximal N-terminus missense mutation among the reported WNT1 missense mutations in OI patients. In vitro functional analysis reveals that while expression of wildtype WNT1 stimulates canonical WNT1-mediated β-catenin signaling, that of individual WNT1 mutant fails to do so, indicative of the pathogenic nature of the WNT1 variants...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510291/associations-between-rna-splicing-regulatory-variants-of-stemness-related-genes-and-racial-disparities-in-susceptibility-to-prostate-cancer
#16
Yanru Wang, Jennifer A Freedman, Hongliang Liu, Patricia G Moorman, Terry Hyslop, Daniel J George, Norman H Lee, Steven R Patierno, Qingyi Wei
Evidence suggests that cells with a stemness phenotype play a pivotal role in oncogenesis, and prostate cells exhibiting this phenotype have been identified. We used two genome-wide association study (GWAS) datasets of African descendants, from the Multiethnic/Minority Cohort Study of Diet and Cancer (MEC) and the Ghana Prostate Study, and two GWAS datasets of non-Hispanic whites, from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial and the Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3), to analyze the associations between genetic variants of stemness-related genes and racial disparities in susceptibility to prostate cancer...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496206/wisp1-ccn4-inhibits-adipocyte-differentiation-through-repression-of-ppar%C3%AE-activity
#17
Nathalie Ferrand, Véronique Béreziat, Marthe Moldes, Maurice Zaoui, Annette K Larsen, Michèle Sabbah
WISP1 (Wnt1-inducible signaling pathway protein-1, also known as CCN4) is a member of the CCN family able to mediate cell growth, transformation and survival in a tissue-specific manner. Here, we report that WISP1 expression was highly increased in preadipocytes and decreased during adipocyte differentiation. Moreover, we observed an increase in WISP1 gene expression in adipose tissue from both diet-induced and leptin-deficient ob/ob obese mice, suggesting that WISP1 could be involved in the pathophysiological onset of obesity...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493069/comparison-of-molecular-marker-expression-in-early-zebrafish-brain-development-following-chronic-ethanol-or-morpholino-treatment
#18
Chengjin Zhang, Oswald Boa-Amponsem, Gregory J Cole
This study was undertaken to ascertain whether defined markers of early zebrafish brain development are affected by chronic ethanol exposure or morpholino knockdown of agrin, sonic hedgehog, retinoic acid, and fibroblast growth factors, four signaling molecules that are suggested to be ethanol sensitive. Zebrafish embryos were exposed to 2% ethanol from 6 to 24 hpf or injected with agrin, shha, aldh1a3, or fgf8a morpholinos. In situ hybridization was employed to analyze otx2, pax6a, epha4a, krx20, pax2a, fgf8a, wnt1, and eng2b expression during early brain development...
May 10, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485721/sost-silencing-promotes-proliferation-and-invasion-and-reduces-apoptosis-of-retinoblastoma-cells-by-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#19
T Wu, L-N Wang, D-R Tang, F-Y Sun
This study aimed to investigate the effects of SOST and the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway on the proliferation, migration, invasion, and apoptosis of human retinoblastoma cells. Fifty-five retinoblastoma and 21 normal retinal tissue samples were collected as the case group and control group, respectively. HXO-RB44 and SO-RB50 cells were selected and assigned into blank, negative control (NC), siRNA1, siRNA2, siRNA3, IWR-1-endo 1, IWR-1-endo 2, and IWR-1-endo 3 groups. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was applied to detect the expression of SOST, Wnt1, and β-catenin in the collected tissue samples...
May 9, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484278/role-of-gata-binding-protein-4-gata4-in-the-regulation-of-tooth-development-via-gnai3
#20
Shuyu Guo, Yuxin Zhang, Tingting Zhou, Dongyue Wang, Yajuan Weng, Lin Wang, Junqing Ma
Transcription factor GATA4 regulates cardiac and osteoblast differentiation. However, its role in tooth development is not clear. Therefore, we generated Wnt1-Cre;GATA4 (fl/fl) mice, with conditional inactivation of the GATA4 gene in the dental papilla mesenchymal cells. Phenotypic analysis showed short root deformity along with reduced expressions of odonto/osteogenic markers. Proliferation (but not apoptosis) of cells around the apical area of the root was attenuated. In vitro, we knocked down GATA4 expression in stem cells of dental apical papilla (SCAPs)...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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