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IlKyoo Koh, Junghwa Cha, Junseong Park, Junjeong Choi, Seok-Gu Kang, Pilnam Kim
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common brain tumor with very aggressive and infiltrative. Extracellular matrix (ECM) plays pivotal roles in the infiltrative characteristics of GBM. To understand the invasive characteristic of GBM, it is necessary to study cell-ECM interaction in the physiologically relevant biomimetic model that recapitulates the GBM-specific ECM microenvironment. Here, we propose biomimetic GBM-specific ECM microenvironment for studying mode and dynamics of glioblastoma cell invasion...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Reenu Anne Joy, Narendranath Vikkath, Prasanth S Ariyannur
Hyaluronan is a ubiquitous high-molecular weight polymer of repeated disaccharides of glucuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine. It is a membrane-bound, viscous material extruded into the extracellular matrix after being synthesized in the cytoplasm by hyaluronan synthases complex and a regulated degradation by a group of enzymes called hyaluronidases. Hyaluronan has varied biological roles on many vital organismal functions, such as cellular and tissue development, migration and repair after injury or inflammation and cancer genesis...
March 28, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
H Yoshida, A Komiya, R Ohtsuki, A Kusaka-Kikushima, S Sakai, K Kawabata, M Kobayashi, S Nakamura, A Nagaoka, T Sayo, Y Okada, Y Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronan (HA) is an important constituent of extracellular matrix (ECM) in the skin, and HA degradation mediated by HYBID (KIAA1199) is suggested to be implicated in facial skin wrinkling in Japanese women. Ethnic difference in skin wrinkle formation is known between Caucasian and Japanese women, but no information is available for the relations of HA and HYBID expression levels with skin wrinkling in Caucasian women. METHODS: The skin surface roughness at the eye corner of the Caucasian female subjects was measured, and the skin specimens biopsied from the same areas were subjected to microarray gene analysis, HA staining, and immunohistochemistry for HYBID...
March 14, 2018: Skin Research and Technology
Harry M Roberts, Jonathan P Moore, Jeanette M Thom
PURPOSE: To compare the serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) and hyaluronan (HA) response to walking (high-repetition loading) and resistance training exercise (low-repetition loading) in males and females. METHODS: 15 males (age: 28 ± 6 years; BMI: 24 ± 2; mean ± SD) and 15 females (age: 26 ± 4 years; BMI: 23 ± 2) completed both a 40-min walk at 80% of maximum heart rate and a 40-min lower body resistance training protocol, separated by a minimum of 48 h...
March 13, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Jens W Fischer
Hyaluronan (HA), HA synthases (HAS) and HA receptors are expressed during the progression of atherosclerotic plaques. HA is thought to promote the activated phenotype of local vascular smooth muscle cells characterized by increased migration, proliferation and matrix synthesis. Furthermore, HA may modulate the immune response by increasing macrophage retention and by promoting the polarization of Th1 cells that enhance macrophage driven inflammation as well. The pro-atherosclerotic functions of HA are opposed by the presence of HA in the glycocalyx where it critically contributes to anti-thrombotic and anti-inflammatory function of the glycocalyx...
March 3, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Mia Olsson, Lisa Bremer, Cecilia Aulin, Helena Erlandsson Harris
Hyaluronan (HA) is a large polymer and an important component of the extracellular matrix. During homeostasis, high molecular mass HA is the predominant form, but upon inflammation, degradation products of HA accumulate. These HA fragments (HA-fs) have been reported to possess pro-inflammatory activities and thus act as alarmins, notifying immune cells of danger via TLR4 and CD44. HA is found in large quantities in synovial joint fluid. In order to reveal a potential role of HA-fs in arthritis pathogenesis, the in vitro effects of HA of various molecular masses (from 1680 kDa to oligosaccharide HA) on synovial fibroblasts and chondrocytes from rheumatoid arthritis patients, and on peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy donors, were investigated...
February 2018: Innate Immunity
Grace Limandjaja, Lenie J van den Broek, Melanie Breetveld, Taco Waaijman, Stan Monstrey, Edith de Boer, Rik Scheper, Frank Niessen, Susan Gibbs
To understand scar pathology, develop new drugs, and provide a platform for personalized medicine, physiologically relevant human scar models are required which are characteristic of different scar pathologies. Hypertrophic scars and keloids are two types of abnormal scar resulting from unknown abnormalities in the wound healing process. While they display different clinical behavior, differentiation between the two can be difficult - which in turn means that it is difficult to develop optimal therapeutic strategies...
February 28, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
Yi Zhu, Ilja L Kruglikov, Yucel Akgul, Philipp E Scherer
Hyaluronic acid (HA, also known as hyaluronan), is a non-sulfated linear glycosaminoglycan polymer consisting of repeating disaccharide units of d-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-d-glucosamine abundantly present in the extracellular matrix. The sizes of hyaluronic acid polymers range from 5000 to 20,000,000 Da in vivo, and the functions of HA are largely dictated by its size. Due to its high biocompatibility, HA has been commonly used as soft tissue filler as well as a major component of biomaterial scaffolds in tissue engineering...
February 16, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Nazli F Eskici, Sevim Erdem-Ozdamar, Didem Dayangac-Erden
Background: Perineuronal nets (PNNs), which are localized around neurons during development, are specialized forms of neural extracellular matrix with neuroprotective and plasticity-regulating roles. Hyaluronan and proteoglycan link protein 1 (HAPLN1), tenascin-R (TNR) and aggrecan (ACAN) are key elements of PNNs. In diseases characterized by neuritogenesis defects, the expression of these proteins is known to be downregulated, suggesting that PNNs may have a role in neural differentiation...
2018: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
Fernanda Gobbi Amorim, Johara Boldrini-França, Karla de Castro Figueiredo Bordon, Iara Aimê Cardoso, Edwin De Pauw, Loïc Quinton, Simone Kashima, Eliane Candiani Arantes
In general, hyaluronidases have a broad potential application on medicine and esthetics fields. Hyaluronidases from animal venoms cleave hyaluronan present in the extracellular matrix, acting as spreading factors of toxins into the tissues of the victim. However, the in-depth characterization of hyaluronidase from animal venoms has been neglected due to its instability and low concentration in the venom, which hamper its isolation. Thus, heterologous expression of hyaluronidase acts as a biotechnological tool in the obtainment of enough amounts of the enzyme for structural and functional studies...
February 17, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Monica A Serban, Aleksander Skardal
Hyaluronan is a ubiquitous constituent of mammalian extracellular matrices and, because of its excellent intrinsic biocompatibility and chemical modification versatility, has been widely employed in a multitude of biomedical applications. In this article, we will survey the approaches used to tailor hyaluronan to specific needs of tissue engineering, regenerative and reconstructive medicine and overall biomedical research. We will also describe recent examples of applications in these broader areas, such as 3D cell culture, bioprinting, organoid biofabrication, and precision medicine that are facilitated by the use of hyaluronan as a biomaterial...
February 10, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Warren Knudson, Shinya Ishizuka, Kenya Terabe, Emily B Askew, Cheryl B Knudson
The story of hyaluronan in articular cartilage, pericellular hyaluronan in particular, essentially is also the story of aggrecan. Without properly tethered aggrecan, the load bearing function of cartilage is compromised. The anchorage of aggrecan to the cell surface only occurs due to the binding of aggrecan to hyaluronan-with hyaluronan tethered either to a hyaluronan synthase or by multivalent binding to CD44. In this review, details of hyaluronan synthesis are discussed including how HAS2 production of hyaluronan is necessary for normal chondrocyte development and matrix assembly, how an abundance or deficit of pericellular hyaluronan alters chondrocyte metabolism, and whether hyaluronan size matters or changes with aging or disease...
February 6, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Carmela Ricciardelli, Noor A Lokman, Ilhamjan Sabit, Kavyadharshini Gunasegaran, Wendy M Bonner, Carmen E Pyragius, Anne M Macpherson, Martin K Oehler
The majority of ovarian cancer patients present with advanced disease and despite aggressive treatment, prognosis remains poor. Response to first-line carboplatin-containing chemotherapy is usually good, however, recurrence rates and subsequent chemoresistance are very high and ultimately responsible for the fatal outcome of the disease. To improve treatment outcomes pre-clinical models that can predict individual patient response to 1st line chemotherapy and novel therapeutics are urgently required. In this study we employed an ex vivo ovarian cancer tissue explant assay to assess response to carboplatin and an inhibitor of the extracellular matrix molecule, hyaluronan (4-methylubelliferone, 4-MU), shown to inhibit cancer metastasis...
February 6, 2018: Cancer Letters
Hiroya Kitasaka, Tomoko Kawai, S A Masudul Hoque, Takashi Umehara, Youko Fujita, Masayuki Shimada
It has been known that EGF-like factor secreted from LH-stimulated granuloma cells acts on granulosa cells and cumulus cells to induce ovulation process. Granulosa cells are changed the morphology with differentiating cell functions to produce progesterone. Cumulus cells are detached to make a space between the cells to accumulate hyaluronan rich matrix. LH also changes extracellular matrix (ECM) components including fibronectin in the follicular walls and granulosa cell layers. EGF like factor and fibronectin synergistically play important roles in numerous cell functions, especially cancer cell migration, estimating that fibronectin would impact on granulosa cells and cumulus cells...
2018: PloS One
Robert M Tighe, Stavros Garantziotis
Lung disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Innate immune responses in the lung play a central role in the pathogenesis of lung disease and the maintenance of lung health, and thus it is crucial to understand factors that regulate them. Hyaluronan is ubiquitous in the lung, and its expression is increased following lung injury and in disease states. Furthermore, hyaladherins like inter-α-inhibitor, tumor necrosis factor-stimulated gene 6, pentraxin 3 and versican are also induced and help form a dynamic hyaluronan matrix in injured lung...
January 31, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Antonietta Salustri, Luisa Campagnolo, Francesca Gioia Klinger, Antonella Camaioni
Successful ovulation and oocyte fertilization are essential prerequisites for the beginning of life in sexually reproducing animals. In mammalian fertilization, the relevance of the protein coat surrounding the oocyte plasma membrane, known as zona pellucida, has been widely recognized, while, until not too long ago, the general belief was that the cumulus oophorus, consisting of follicle cells embedded in a hyaluronan rich extracellular matrix, was not essential. This opinion was based on in vitro fertilization procedures, in which a large number of sperms are normally utilized and the oocyte can be fertilized even if depleted of cumulus cells...
February 2, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Weiping Su, Steven Matsumoto, Barbara Sorg, Larry S Sherman
Adult neurogenesis in mammals is a tightly regulated process where neural stem cells (NSCs), especially in the subgranular zone (SGZ) of the hippocampal dentate gyrus, proliferate and differentiate into new neurons that form new circuits or integrate into old circuits involved in episodic memory, pattern discrimination, and emotional responses. Recent evidence suggests that changes in the hyaluronan (HA)-based extracellular matrix of the SGZ may regulate neurogenesis by controlling NSC proliferation and early steps in neuronal differentiation...
January 30, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Alexandra Hauser-Kawaguchi, Leonard G Luyt, Eva Turley
Hyaluronan is a simple extracellular matrix polysaccharide that actively regulates inflammation in tissue repair and disease processes. The native HA polymer, which is large (>500 kDa), contributes to the maintenance of homeostasis. In remodeling and diseased tissues, polymer size is strikingly polydisperse, ranging from <10 kDa to >500 kDa. In a diseased or stressed tissue context, both smaller HA fragments and high molecular weight HA polymers can acquire pro-inflammatory functions, which result in the activation of multiple receptors, triggering pro-inflammatory signaling to diverse stimuli...
January 30, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Erol Eli Simsolo, İpek Eroğlu, Sakine Tuncay Tanrıverdi, Özgen Özer
Cellulite is a dermal disorder including the extracellular matrix, the lymphatic and microcirculatory systems and the adipose tissue. Caffeine is used as the active moiety depending its preventive effect on localization of fat in the cellular structure. Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan-HA) is a natural constituent of skin that generates formation and poliferation of new cells having a remarkable moisturizing ability. The aim of this study is to formulate HA microparticles loaded with caffeine via spray-drying method...
January 29, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
Chih-Hao Chen, Chang-Yi Kuo, Jyh-Ping Chen
In this study, we first used gelatin/chondroitin-6-sulfate/hyaluronan/chitosan highly elastic cryogels, which showed total recovery from large strains during repeated compression cycles, as 3D scaffolds to study the effects of cyclic dynamic compressive loading on chondrocyte gene expression and extracellular matrix (ECM) production. Dynamic culture of porcine chondrocytes was studied at 1 Hz, 10% to 40% strain and 1 to 9 h/day stimulation duration, in a mechanical-driven multi-chamber bioreactor for 14 days...
January 26, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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