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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636924/epithelial-folding-driven-by-apical-or-basal-lateral-modulation-geometric-features-mechanical-inference-and-boundary-effects
#1
Fu-Lai Wen, Yu-Chiun Wang, Tatsuo Shibata
During embryonic development, epithelial sheets fold into complex structures required for tissue and organ functions. Although substantial efforts have been devoted to identifying molecular mechanisms underlying epithelial folding, far less is understood about how forces deform individual cells to sculpt the overall sheet morphology. Here we describe a simple and general theoretical model for the autonomous folding of monolayered epithelial sheets. We show that active modulation of intracellular mechanics along the basal-lateral as well as the apical surfaces is capable of inducing fold formation in the absence of buckling instability...
June 20, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636801/water-channels-and-barriers-formed-by-claudins
#2
REVIEW
Rita Rosenthal, Dorothee Günzel, Dian Theune, Carolina Czichos, Jörg-Dieter Schulzke, Michael Fromm
Physiological studies in leaky epithelia, like kidney proximal tubules and the small intestine, have documented water transport via both transcellular and paracellular pathways. The discovery of aquaporin water channels provided a molecular basis for transcellular water movement. In contrast, the contribution, or even existence, of a specific paracellular water pathway has been disputed for a long time, until the cation channel-forming tight junction protein claudin-2 was shown to also permit the paracellular passage of water through its pore...
June 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636800/molecular-dissection-of-smooth-septate-junctions-understanding-their-roles-in-arthropod-physiology
#3
REVIEW
Mikio Furuse, Yasushi Izumi
Smooth septate junctions (sSJs) are cell-cell junctions that are thought to regulate the paracellular pathway of the intestine and renal system in arthropods. The detailed mechanism of action of sSJs is not well understood, because their molecular organization has remained elusive for a long time. Recently, two sSJ-specific membrane proteins, Ssk and Mesh, were identified by screening monoclonal antibodies raised against sSJ-containing membrane fractions isolated from the silkworm midgut. Furthermore, a genetic screen in Drosophila based on microscopic observation of sSJ formation identified Tsp2A as a novel sSJ-specific membrane protein...
June 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635669/modulation-of-human-%C3%AE-defensin-1-production-by-viruses
#4
REVIEW
Lisa Kathleen Ryan, Gill Diamond
While initially identified as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptide, constitutively expressed in epithelia, human β-defensin (hBD)-1 is now recognized to have a more complex pattern of expression of its gene, DEFB1, as well as activities that extend beyond direct antimicrobial. These observations suggest a complex role for hBD-1 in the host defense against viral infections, as evidenced by its expression in cells involved in viral defense, and its gene regulation in response to viral challenge. This regulation is observed both in vitro and in vivo in humans, as well as with the murine homolog, mBD-1...
June 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633196/tight-junction-strand-formation-by-claudin-10-isoforms-and-claudin-10a-10b-chimeras
#5
Susanne Milatz, Jörg Piontek, Caroline Hempel, Luca Meoli, Christoph Grohe, Anja Fromm, In-Fah M Lee, Rukeia El-Athman, Dorothee Günzel
Claudins are integral components of tight junctions (TJs) in epithelia and endothelia. When expressed in cell lines devoid of TJs, claudins are able to form TJ-like strands at contacts between adjacent cells. According to a current model of TJ strand formation, claudin protomers assemble in an antiparallel double row within the plasma membrane of each cell (cis-interaction) while binding to corresponding double rows from the neighboring cells (trans-interaction). Cis-interaction was proposed to involve two interfaces of the protomers' first extracellular segment (extracellular loop (ECL)1)...
June 20, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630260/cholesterol-auxotrophy-and-intolerance-to-ezetimibe-in-mice-with-srebp-2-deficiency-in-the-intestine
#6
Shunxing Rong, Jeffrey McDonald, Luke Engelking
Sterol regulatory element-binding protein-2 (SREBP-2) activates transcription of all genes needed for cholesterol biosynthesis. To study SREBP-2 function in intestine, we generated a mouse model (Vil-BP2(-/-) ) in which Cre recombinase ablates SREBP-2 in intestinal epithelia. Intestines of Vil-BP2(-/-) mice had reduced expression of genes required for sterol synthesis, in vivo sterol synthesis rates, and epithelial cholesterol contents. On a cholesterol-free diet, they displayed chronic enteropathy with histological abnormalities of both villi and crypts, growth restriction, and reduced survival that was prevented by supplementation of cholesterol in the diet...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628158/-effects-of-ptch1-mutations-on-the-epithelial-proliferation-derived-from-keratocystic-odontogenic-tumour
#7
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OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between the PTCH1 mutation and the expression of bcl-2, filaggrin, and loricrin in the keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT), as well as the effects of the mutated PTCH1 on the epithelial proliferation and differentiation. METHODS: The samples were collected from 20 cases of KCOT with mutated PTCH1, as well as 20 cases without mutation. All the samples were analyzed with immunohistochemical staining, for the purpose of investigating the expression of bcl-2, filaggrin, and loricrin...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628120/intestinal-cancer-progression-by-mutant-p53-through-the-acquisition-of-invasiveness-associated-with-complex-glandular-formation
#8
M Nakayama, E Sakai, K Echizen, Y Yamada, H Oshima, T-S Han, R Ohki, S Fujii, A Ochiai, S Robine, D C Voon, T Tanaka, M M Taketo, M Oshima
Tumor suppressor TP53 is frequently mutated in colorectal cancer (CRC), and most mutations are missense type. Although gain-of-functions by mutant p53 have been demonstrated experimentally, the precise mechanism for malignant progression in in vivo tumors remains unsolved. We generated Apc(Δ716) Trp53(LSL•R270H) villin-CreER compound mice, in which mutant p53(R270H) was expressed in the intestinal epithelia upon tamoxifen treatment, and examined the intestinal tumor phenotypes and tumor-derived organoids...
June 19, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627458/sirna-loaded-biodegradable-nanocarriers-for-therapeutic-mapk1-silencing-against-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity
#9
Ibrahima Youm, Matthew B West, Wei Li, Xiaoping Du, Don Ewert, Richard D Kopke
Ototoxicity represents a major adverse side-effect of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum-II (cisplatin, CDDP). The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway is thought to play a central role in potentiating the apoptotic effect of CDDP within the cochlea. We hypothesized that prophylactic inhibition of MAPK signaling, using small interfering RNA (siRNA), might confer a protective effect against CDDP-induced apoptosis within the auditory sensory epithelia. To enhance the therapeutic utility of this approach, we synthesized biocompatible siMAPK1-loaded nanoparticles (NPs) and performed physicochemical characterizations for size, morphology, and drug loading and release kinetics, using dynamic light scattering, electron microscopy and spectrophotometric analyses, respectively...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626027/selective-activation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-in-renal-proximal-tubule-induces-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis
#10
Jessica M Overstreet, Yinqiu Wang, Xin Wang, Aolei Niu, Leslie S Gewin, Bing Yao, Raymond C Harris, Ming-Zhi Zhang
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy and renal fibrosis; however, the causative role of sustained EGFR activation is unclear. Here, we generated a novel kidney fibrotic mouse model of persistent EGFR activation by selectively expressing the EGFR ligand, human heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF), in renal proximal tubule epithelium. Human HB-EGF expression increased tyrosine kinase phosphorylation of EGFR and the subsequent activation of downstream signaling pathways, including ERK and AKT, as well as the profibrotic TGF-β1/SMAD pathway...
June 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625536/reconstructing-lineage-hierarchies-of-mouse-uterus-epithelial-development-using-single-cell-analysis
#11
Bingbing Wu, Chengrui An, Yu Li, Zi Yin, Lin Gong, Zhenli Li, Yixiao Liu, Boon Chin Heng, Dandan Zhang, Hongwei Ouyang, Xiaohui Zou
The endometrial layer comprises luminal and glandular epithelia that both develop from the same simple layer of fetal uterine epithelium. Mechanisms of uterine epithelial progenitor self-renewal and differentiation are unclear. This study aims to systematically analyze the molecular and cellular mechanisms of uterine epithelial development by single-cell analysis. An integrated set of single-cell transcriptomic data of uterine epithelial progenitors and their differentiated progenies is provided. Additionally the unique molecular signatures of these cells, characterized by sequential upregulation of specific epigenetic and metabolic activities, and activation of unique signaling pathways and transcription factors, were also investigated...
June 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622688/integration-of-metabolomics-transcriptomics-and-microrna-expression-profiling-reveals-a-mir-143-hk2-glucose-network-underlying-zinc-deficiency-associated-esophageal-neoplasia
#12
Louise Y Fong, Ruiyan Jing, Karl J Smalley, Cristian Taccioli, Johannes Fahrmann, Dinesh K Barupal, Hansjuerg Alder, John L Farber, Oliver Fiehn, Carlo M Croce
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in humans is a deadly disease associated with dietary zinc (Zn)-deficiency. In the rat esophagus, Zn-deficiency induces cell proliferation, alters mRNA and microRNA gene expression, and promotes ESCC. We investigated whether Zn-deficiency alters cell metabolism by evaluating metabolomic profiles of esophageal epithelia from Zn-deficient and replenished rats vs sufficient rats, using untargeted gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (n = 8/group). The Zn-deficient proliferative esophagus exhibits a distinct metabolic profile with glucose down 153-fold and lactic acid up 1...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622066/vascular-associated-muc4-vwf-co-localization-in-human-conjunctival-malignant-melanoma-specimens-tumor-metastasis-by-migration
#13
Vinodh Kakkassery, Sibylle Winterhalter, Ann-Christin Nick, Stephanie C Joachim, Antonia M Joussen, Norbert Kociok
PURPOSE: To investigate whether vascular differentiation marker von Willebrand factor (vWf) and proliferation marker KI67 expression correlate with MUC4 localization around stromal tumor vascularization in human conjunctival malignant melanoma (CMM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the purposes of this study, we analyzed samples from human CMMs (n = 4), conjunctival compound nevi (n = 7), and samples from healthy conjunctiva (n = 7) for MUC1, 4, and 16 by immunohistochemistry...
June 16, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620626/tobacco-smoke-constituents-trigger-cytoplasmic-calcium-release
#14
M Flori Sassano, Arunava Ghosh, Robert Tarran
Cytosolic Ca(2+) is a universal second messenger that is involved in many processes throughout the body, including the regulation of cell growth/cell division, apoptosis, and the secretion of both ions, and macromolecules. Tobacco smoke exerts multiple effects on airway epithelia and we have previously shown that Kentucky reference cigarette smoke exposure elevated the second messenger Ca(2+), leading to dysfunctional ion secretion. In this study, we tested whether little cigar and commercial cigarette smoke exposure exerts similar effects on intracellular Ca(2+) levels...
June 1, 2017: Applied in Vitro Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620266/mechanistic-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-smoking-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-on-the-nasal-epithelium
#15
Marja Talikka, Florian Martin, Alain Sewer, Grégory Vuillaume, Patrice Leroy, Karsta Luettich, Nveed Chaudhary, Michael J Peck, Manuel C Peitsch, Julia Hoeng
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the major causes of chronic morbidity and mortality worldwide. The development of markers of COPD onset is hampered by the lack of accessibility to the primary target tissue, and there is a need to consider other sample sources as surrogates for biomarker research. Airborne toxicants pass through the nasal epithelium before reaching the lower airways, and the similarity with bronchial histology makes it an attractive surrogate for lower airways. In this work, we describe the transcriptomics findings from the nasal epithelia of subjects enrolled in a clinical study focusing on the identification of COPD biomarkers...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619831/stool-dna-test-of-methylated-syndecan-2-for-the-early-detection-of-colorectal-neoplasia
#16
Feng Niu, Jialing Wen, Xinhui Fu, Chujun Li, Rongsong Zhao, Shan Wu, Hao Yu, Xianglin Liu, Xia Zhao, Side Liu, Xinying Wang, Jianping Wang, Hongzhi Zou
BACKGROUND: While the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is steadily increasing, screening for CRC with conventional approaches is not routinely performed in China. Noninvasive screening methods are attractive options to resolve this issue. Syndecan-2 (SDC2) is frequently methylated in CRC. However, the value of a stool test of methylated SDC2 for the detection of CRC is unknown. METHODS: Methylation status of SDC2 was tested in cell lines and 398 colorectal tissue samples, and further evaluated with 497 stool samples, including 196 from CRC patients, 122 from adenoma patients, and 179 from normal individuals, using real-time methylation-specific PCR (qMSP)...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619817/canoe-and-scribble-loss-synergizes-causing-tumor-like-overgrowth-via-ras-activation-in-neural-stem-cells-and-epithelia
#17
Noemí Rives-Quinto, Maribel Franco, Ana de Torres-Jurado, Ana Carmena
Over the past decade an intriguing connection between asymmetric cell division, stem cells and tumorigenesis has emerged. Neuroblasts, the neural stem cells of the Drosophila central nervous system, divide asymmetrically and constitute an excellent paradigm for further investigating that connection. Here we show that the simultaneous loss of the asymmetric cell division regulators Canoe (Afadin in mammals) and Scribble in neuroblast clones leads to tumor-like overgrowth through both a severe disruption of the asymmetric cell division process and a canoe loss-mediated Ras-PI3K-Akt activation...
June 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617689/paracellular-transport-and-energy-utilization-in-the-renal-tubule
#18
Alan S L Yu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Paracellular transport across the tight junction is a general mechanism for transepithelial transport of solutes in epithelia, including the renal tubule. However, why paracellular transport evolved, given the existence of a highly versatile system for transcellular transport, is unknown. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have identified the paracellular channel, claudin-2, that is responsible for paracellular reabsorption of sodium in the proximal renal tubule...
June 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616962/size-dependent-translocation-of-nanoemulsions-via-oral-delivery
#19
Fei Xia, Wufa Fan, Sifan Jiang, Yuhua Ma, Yi Lu, Jianping Qi, Ejaj Ahmad, Xiaochun Dong, Weili Zhao, Wei Wu
The in vivo translocation of nanoemulsions was tracked by imaging tools with emphasis on the size effect. To guarantee accurate identification of nanoemulsions in vivo, water-quenching environment-responsive near-infrared fluorescent probes were used to label nanoemulsions. Imaging evidence confirms prominent digestion in gastrointestinal tract and oral absorption of integral nanoemulsions that survive digestion by enteric epithelia in a size-dependent way. In general, reducing particle size leads to slowed in vitro lipolysis and in vivo digestion, prolonged lifetime in small intestine, increased enteric epithelial uptake, and enhanced transportation to various organs...
June 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615646/hydrogen-sulfide-stimulates-cftr-in-xenopus-oocytes-by-activation-of-the-camp-pka-signalling-axis
#20
Alexander Perniss, Kathrin Preiss, Marcel Nier, Mike Althaus
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been recognized as a signalling molecule which affects the activity of ion channels and transporters in epithelial cells. The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is an epithelial anion channel and a key regulator of electrolyte and fluid homeostasis. In this study, we investigated the regulation of CFTR by H2S. Human CFTR was heterologously expressed in Xenopus oocytes and its activity was electrophysiologically measured by microelectrode recordings. The H2S-forming sulphur salt Na2S as well as the slow-releasing H2S-liberating compound GYY4137 increased transmembrane currents of CFTR-expressing oocytes...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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