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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794794/sfrp2-enhances-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-apical-papilla-stem-cells-by-antagonizing-the-canonical-wnt-pathway
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Luyuan Jin, Yu Cao, Guoxia Yu, Jinsong Wang, Xiao Lin, Lihua Ge, Juan Du, Liping Wang, Shu Diao, Xiaomeng Lian, Songlin Wang, Rui Dong, Zhaochen Shan
BACKGROUND: Exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying directed differentiation is helpful in the development of clinical applications of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Our previous study on dental tissue-derived MSCs demonstrated that secreted frizzled-related protein 2 (SFRP2), a Wnt inhibitor, could enhance osteogenic differentiation in stem cells from the apical papilla (SCAPs). However, how SFRP2 promotes osteogenic differentiation of dental tissue-derived MSCs remains unclear...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794157/suppressor-of-fused-restraint-of-hedgehog-activity-level-is-critical-for-osteogenic-proliferation-and-differentiation-during-calvarial-bone-development
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Jianying Li, Ying Cui, Jie Xu, Qihui Wang, Xueqin Yang, Yan Li, Xiaoyun Zhang, Mengsheng Qiu, Ze Zhang, Zunyi Zhang
Hedgehog signaling plays crucial roles in the development of calvarial bone, relying on the activation of Gli transcription factors. However, the molecular mechanism of the role of regulated Gli protein level in osteogenic specification of mesenchyme still remains elusive. Here, we show by conditionally inactivating Suppressor of Fused (Sufu), a critical repressor of Hedgehog signaling, in Wnt1-Cre mediated cranial neural crest (CNC), or Dermo1-Cre mediated mesodermal lineages, that Sufu restraint of Hedgehog activity level is critical for differentiation of pre-osteogenic mesenchyme...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793912/re-evaluation-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-from-a-developmental-and-morphological-perspective
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A Crucean, A Alqahtani, D J Barron, W J Brawn, R V Richardson, J O'Sullivan, R H Anderson, D J Henderson, B Chaudhry
BACKGROUND: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) covers a spectrum of rare congenital anomalies characterised by a non-apex forming left ventricle and stenosis/atresia of the mitral and aortic valves. Despite many studies, the causes of HLHS remain unclear and there are conflicting views regarding the role of flow, valvar or myocardial abnormalities in its pathogenesis, all of which were proposed prior to the description of the second heart field. Our aim was to re-evaluate the patterns of malformation in HLHS in relation to recognised cardiac progenitor populations, with a view to providing aetiologically useful sub-groupings for genomic studies...
August 10, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783045/macrophage-derived-il-10-mediates-mucosal-repair-by-epithelial-wisp-1-signaling
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Miguel Quiros, Hikaru Nishio, Philipp A Neumann, Dorothee Siuda, Jennifer C Brazil, Veronica Azcutia, Roland Hilgarth, Monique N O'Leary, Vicky Garcia-Hernandez, Giovanna Leoni, Mingli Feng, Gabriela Bernal, Holly Williams, Priya H Dedhia, Christian Gerner-Smidt, Jason Spence, Charles A Parkos, Timothy L Denning, Asma Nusrat
In response to injury, epithelial cells migrate and proliferate to cover denuded mucosal surfaces and repair the barrier defect. This process is orchestrated by dynamic crosstalk between immune cells and the epithelium; however, the mechanisms involved remain incompletely understood. Here, we report that IL-10 was rapidly induced following intestinal mucosal injury and was required for optimal intestinal mucosal wound closure. Conditional deletion of IL-10 specifically in CD11c-expressing cells in vivo implicated macrophages as a critical innate immune contributor to IL-10-induced wound closure...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770437/comparing-the-effects-of-melatonin-with-caloric-restriction-in-the-hippocampus-of-aging-mice-involvement-of-sirtuin1-and-the-foxos-pathway
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Anorut Jenwitheesuk, Seongjoon Park, Prapimpun Wongchitrat, Jiraporn Tocharus, Sujira Mukda, Isao Shimokawa, Piyarat Govitrapong
It has been suggested that age-related neurodegeneration might be associated with neuropeptide Y (NPY); sirtuin1 (SIRT1) and forkhead box transcription factors O subfamily (FOXOs) pathways. Melatonin, a hormone mainly secreted by the pineal gland, is another anti-aging agent associated with the SIRT1-FOXOs pathway. This study aimed to compare the effects of melatonin (Mel) and caloric restriction (CR) on the expression of Sirt1, FoxO1, FoxO3a and FOXOs target genes in the aging mouse hippocampus. Neuropeptide Y-knockout (NpyKO) and wild-type (WT) male mice aged 19 months were previously treated either with food ad libitum or CR for 16 months...
August 2, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756222/role-of-lncrna-tug1-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-and-nucleus-pulposus-cells-via-regulating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Jiang Chen, Yu-Song Jia, Gen-Zhe Liu, Qi Sun, Fan Zhang, Sheng Ma, Yong-Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of TUG1 in intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) and human nucleus pulposus cells (NPCs) via regulating Wnt/β-catenin pathway. METHODS: The study collected nucleus pulposus (NP) tissue samples from 30 patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) (Case group) and 18 patients with lumbar spine trauma (Control group). NPCs induced by TNF-α in vitro were divided into Blank, Vector, TUG1, TUG1-siRNA, XAV-939, TUG1 + XAV-939 groups...
July 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754469/long-non-coding-rna-ccat1-promotes-metastasis-and-poor-prognosis-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Yuan Cao, Huirong Shi, Fang Ren, Yanyan Jia, Ruitao Zhang
In this study, we reported that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) CCAT1 was upregulated in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) tissues, and was associated with FIGO stage, histological grade, lymph node metastasis and poor survival of EOC patients. Multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that CCAT1 was an independent prognostic indicator. While CCAT1 downregulation inhibited EOC cell epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), migration and invasion, CCAT1 upregulation promoted EOC cell EMT, migration and invasion...
July 25, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754314/the-role-of-celsr3-in-the-development-of-central-somatosensory-projections-from-dorsal-root-ganglia
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Feifei Wang, Qianghua Wang, Chen Li, Panpan Yu, Yibo Qu, Libing Zhou
Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons receive peripheral somatosensory information and send orderly projections to second-order relay nuclei in the spinal cord and in the brainstem. Atypical cadherin Celsr3 is known to play a critical role in wiring of several central and peripheral axons. Although Celsr3 mRNA is heavily expressed in DRG neurons, its role in the development of somatosensory projections remains unexplored. Here we assessed the role of Celsr3 in DRG using conditional gene inactivation in crosses with Wnt1-Cre mice...
July 25, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753454/long-noncoding-rna-pcat1-regulates-extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-progression-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Fumin Zhang, Ming Wan, Yi Xu, Zhenglong Li, Kaiming Leng, Pengcheng Kang, Yunfu Cui, Xingming Jiang
Extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ECC) is a deadly disease that often responds poorly to conventional chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in human cancers, including ECC, and recent studies indicated that the lncRNA prostate cancer-associated transcript 1 (non-protein coding) (PCAT1) is involved in multiple cancers. However, the role of PCAT1 in ECC is unclear. Previously, we showed that PCAT1 is up-regulated in both ECC tissue samples and cell lines. Here, we showed that downregulation of PCAT1 following transfection with silencing RNA reduced ECC cell growth and increased cell apoptosis...
July 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751573/sox10-cells-contribute-to-vascular-development-in-multiple-organs
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Dong Wang, Fan Wu, Haoyong Yuan, Aijun Wang, Gyeong Jin Kang, Tan Truong, Lu Chen, Andrew S McCallion, Xiaohua Gong, Song Li
OBJECTIVE: Previous genetic lineage tracing studies showed that Sox10+ cells differentiate into vascular mural cells, limited to neural crest-derived blood vessels in craniofacial tissues, aortic arch, pulmonary arch arteries, brachiocephalic, carotid arteries, and thymus. The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of Sox10+ cells to the vascular development in other tissues and organs and their relationship with neural crest. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using genetic lineage tracing technique based on Cre/LoxP system, we examined blood vessels of the adult organs of Sox10-Cre/Rosa-LoxP-red fluorescent protein and Wnt1-Cre/Rosa-LoxP-red fluorescent protein mice by immunohistological analysis...
July 27, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739741/clinical-correlation-between-wisp2-and-%C3%AE-catenin-in-gastric-cancer
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Liting Li, Yuxin Cui, Jia F Ji, Wen G Jiang
BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that wingless-type MMTV integration site family, member 1 (WNT1)-inducible signaling pathway protein 2 (WISP2) may play an important role in the development of gastric cancer (GC) by regulating the WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway. In the present study, we investigated whether there is correlation between WISP2 and β-catenin proteins, and their association with clinicopathological features in GC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining was carried out on 119 paraffin-embedded gastric cancer tissues and 99 adjacent normal gastric tissues collected from patients with GC at the Beijing Cancer Hospital...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735706/amniotic-fluid-transcriptomics-reflects-novel-disease-mechanisms-in-fetuses-with-myelomeningocele
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Tomo Tarui, Aimee Kim, Alan Flake, Lauren McClain, John Stratigis, Inbar Fried, Rebecca Newman, Donna K Slonim, Diana W Bianchi
BACKGROUND: Cell-free RNA in amniotic fluid supernatant reflects developmental changes in gene expression in the living fetus, which includes genes that are specific to the central nervous system. Although it has been previously shown that central nervous system-specific transcripts are present in amniotic fluid supernatant, it is not known whether changes in the amniotic fluid supernatant transcriptome reflect the specific pathophysiologic condition of fetal central nervous system disorders...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725987/gene-mutation-spectrum-and-genotype-phenotype-correlation-in-a-cohort-of-chinese-osteogenesis-imperfecta-patients-revealed-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing
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Y Liu, Asan, D Ma, F Lv, X Xu, J Wang, W Xia, Y Jiang, O Wang, X Xing, W Yu, J Wang, J Sun, L Song, Y Zhu, H Yang, J Wang, M Li
The achievement of more accurate diagnosis would greatly benefit the management of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). In this study, we present the largest OI sample in China as screened by next generation sequencing. In particular, we successfully identified 81 variants, which included 45 novel variants. We further did a genotype-phenotype analysis, which helps make a better understanding of OI. INTRODUCTION: This study aims to reveal the gene mutation spectrum and the genotype-phenotype relationship among Chinese OI patients by next generation sequencing (NGS)...
July 19, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713249/crispr-cas9-mediated-zebrafish-knock-in-as-a-novel-strategy-to-study-midbrain-hindbrain-boundary-development
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Gokul Kesavan, Avinash Chekuru, Anja Machate, Michael Brand
The midbrain-hindbrain boundary (MHB) acts as an organizer and controls the fate of neighboring cells to develop into either mesencephalic (midbrain) or metencephalic (hindbrain) cells by secreting signaling molecules like Wnt1 and Fgf8. The zebrafish is an excellent vertebrate model for studying MHB development due to the ease of gene manipulation and the possibility of following cellular dynamics and morphogenetic processes using live imaging. Currently, only very few reporter and/or Cre-driver lines are available to study gene expression at the MHB, hampering the understanding of MHB development, and traditional transgenic technologies using promoter/enhancer fragments or bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC)-mediated transgenesis often do not faithfully recapitulate endogenous expression patterns...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673204/abnormality-of-klotho-signaling-is-involved-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Zenghui Mao, Liqing Fan, Qiao Yu, Shuwei Luo, Xianling Wu, Jun Tang, Gehua Kang, Le Tang
This study investigated the involvement of the klotho-associated signaling in the apoptosis of granulosa cells (GCs) from the ovaries of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and PCOS animals. Primary GCs were obtained from 26 healthy women and 43 women with PCOS. The PCOS animal model was established by the injection of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Klotho protein and associated microRNA expression in human primary GCs and rats' ovarian tissues were measured by Western blot and real-time polymerase chain reaction, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670380/serum-levels-of-wnt1-inducible-signaling-pathway-protein-1-wisp-1-a-noninvasive-biomarker-of-renal-fibrosis-in-subjects-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Xiang Zhong, Yue Ju Tu, Yi Li, Ping Zhang, Wei Wang, Sha Sha Chen, Li Li, Arthur Ck Chung, Hui Yao Lan, Hai Yong Chen, Gui Sen Li, Li Wang
WNT1-inducible signaling pathway protein-1 (WISP-1) is an extracellular matrix-related protein that plays multiple roles in cellular physiology and pathology. Accumulating evidence shows that WISP-1 is involved in the process underlying fibrotic diseases. However, the correlation between WISP-1 and renal fibrosis is unknown. In this study, we hypothesized that WISP-1 levels might be correlated with renal fibrosis and could be used as a noninvasive biomarker to screen for renal fibrosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665926/exome-sequencing-revealed-a-novel-homozygous-splice-site-variant-in-wnt1-gene-underlying-osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-3
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Muhammad Umair, Bader Alhaddad, Afzal Rafique, Abid Jan, Tobias B Haack, Elisabeth Graf, Asmat Ullah, Farooq Ahmad, Tim M Strom, Thomas Meitinger, Wasim Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a heritable bone fragility disorder usually caused by dominant variants in COL1A1 or COL1A2 genes. Over the last few years, seventeen genes including twelve autosomal recessive and five autosomal dominant forms of OI, involved in various aspects of bone formation, have been identified. METHODS: Whole exome sequencing followed by conventional Sanger sequencing was performed in single affected individual IV-3 in the present family...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663257/smooth-muscle-cells-derived-from-second-heart-field-and-cardiac-neural-crest-reside-in-spatially-distinct-domains-in-the-media-of-the-ascending-aorta
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Hisashi Sawada, Debra L Rateri, Jessica J Moorleghen, Mark W Majesky, Alan Daugherty
OBJECTIVE: Smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of the proximal thoracic aorta are embryonically derived from the second heart field (SHF) and cardiac neural crest (CNC). However, distributions of these embryonic origins are not fully defined. The regional distribution of SMCs of different origins is speculated to cause region-specific aortopathies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the distribution of SMCs of SHF and CNC origins in the proximal thoracic aorta. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Mice with repressed LacZ in the ROSA26 locus were bred to those expressing Cre controlled by either the Wnt1 or Mef2c (myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2c) promoter to trace CNC- and SHF-derived SMCs, respectively...
June 29, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659442/strengthening-brittle-bones
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Ashley H Shoemaker
Decreased WNT1 signaling weakens bones but is partially reversed by blocking the WNT1 inhibitory regulator sclerostin.
June 28, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651950/the-loss-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-15-in-foxd1-stromal-cells-exacerbates-kidney-fibrosis
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Xiangchen Gu, Sandeep K Mallipattu, Yiqing Guo, Monica P Revelo, Jesse Pace, Timothy Miller, Xiang Gao, Mukesh K Jain, Agnieszka B Bialkowska, Vincent W Yang, John C He, Changlin Mei
Large epidemiological studies clearly demonstrate that multiple episodes of acute kidney injury contribute to the development and progression of kidney fibrosis. Although our understanding of kidney fibrosis has improved in the past two decades, we have limited therapeutic strategies to halt its progression. Myofibroblast differentiation and proliferation remain critical to the progression of kidney fibrosis. Although canonical Wnt signaling can trigger the activation of myofibroblasts in the kidney, mediators of Wnt inhibition in the resident progenitor cells are unclear...
June 24, 2017: Kidney International
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