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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220498/the-role-of-apical-cell-cell-junctions-and-associated-cytoskeleton-in-mechanotransduction
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REVIEW
Sophie Sluysmans, Ekaterina Vasileva, Domenica Spadaro, Jimit Shah, Florian Rouaud, Sandra Citi
Tissues of multicellular organisms are characterized by several types of specialized cell-cell junctions. In vertebrate epithelia and endothelia, tight and adherens junctions play critical roles in barrier and adhesion functions, and are connected to the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons. The interaction between junctions and the cytoskeleton is crucial for tissue development and physiology, and is involved in the molecular mechanisms governing cell shape, motility, growth and signaling. The machineries which functionally connect tight and adherens junctions to the cytoskeleton comprise proteins which either bind directly to cytoskeletal filaments, or function as adaptors for regulators of the assembly and function of the cytoskeleton...
February 21, 2017: Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219947/phosphorylation-potential-of-drosophila-e-cadherin-intracellular-domain-is-essential-for-development-and-regulating-adherens-junction-biosynthetic-dynamics
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Yi-Jiun Chen, Juan Huang, Lynn Huang, Erin Austin, Yang Hong
E-Cadherin intracellular domain contains a highly conserved serine cluster whose phosphorylations are essential for binding to β-Catenin in vitro. In cultured cells phosphorylations of specific serine residues within the cluster are also required for regulating adherens junction (AJ) stability and dynamics. However, much less is known how such phosphorylations of E-Cadherin regulate the AJ formation and dynamics in vivo. In this report we generated an extensive array of Drosophila E-Cadherin (DE-Cad) endogenous knock-in alleles that carry mutations targeting this highly conserved serine cluster...
February 20, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218576/microbe-profile-escherichia-coli-o157%C3%A2-%C3%A2-h7-notorious-relative-of-the-microbiologist-s-workhorse
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David L Gally, Mark P Stevens
of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 pathogenesis using basic symbols. The right-hand illustration shows enterohaemorrhagic E. coli interactions with an epithelial cell.Escherichia coli O157 : H7 is a zoonotic diarrhoeal pathogen of worldwide importance. It belongs to a subset of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli that can form attaching and effacing lesions on intestinal epithelia via the action of a type 3 secretion system that injects bacterial effectors into enterocytes. Infections in humans often arise from contaminated food or direct environmental exposure and can involve life-threatening Shiga toxin-dependent sequelae...
January 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218282/calcium-spikes-waves-and-oscillations-in-a-large-patterned-epithelial-tissue
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Ramya Balaji, Christina Bielmeier, Hartmann Harz, Jack Bates, Cornelia Stadler, Alexander Hildebrand, Anne-Kathrin Classen
While calcium signaling in excitable cells, such as muscle or neurons, is extensively characterized, calcium signaling in epithelial tissues is little understood. Specifically, the range of intercellular calcium signaling patterns elicited by tightly coupled epithelial cells and their function in the regulation of epithelial characteristics are little explored. We found that in Drosophila imaginal discs, a widely studied epithelial model organ, complex spatiotemporal calcium dynamics occur. We describe patterns that include intercellular waves traversing large tissue domains in striking oscillatory patterns as well as spikes confined to local domains of neighboring cells...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217373/update-on-clinical-and-research-application-of-fecal-biomarkers-for-gastrointestinal-diseases
#5
REVIEW
Imran Siddiqui, Hafsa Majid, Shahab Abid
Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases comprise a large spectrum of clinical conditions ranging from indigestion to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) and carcinomas. Endoscopy is the usual method employed to diagnose these condition. Another noninvasive way to assess and diagnose GI conditions are fecal biomarkers. Fecal biomarkers provide information regarding a specific disease process and are perhaps more acceptable to clinicians and patients alike because of their non-invasivity compared to endoscopy. Aim of this review was to evaluate the current status of the fecal biomarkers in clinical and research for in GI diseases...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214675/directional-delivery-of-rspo1-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorates-radiation-induced-intestinal-injury
#6
Wei Chen, Songwen Ju, Ting Lu, Yongfang Xu, Xiaocui Zheng, Haiyan Wang, Yan Ge, Songguang Ju
Radiation-induced intestinal injury (RIII) commonly occurs in patients who received radiotherapy for pelvic or abdominal cancer, or who suffered from whole-body irradiation during a nuclear accident. RIII can lead to intestinal disorders and even death given its integrity damage that results from intestinal stem cell (ISC) loss. Recovery from RIII relies on the intensity of supportive treatment, which can attenuate lethal infection and give surviving stem cells an opportunity to regenerate. It has been reported that RSPO1 is a cytokine with potent and specific proliferative effects on intestinal crypt cells...
February 16, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214226/cd49a-expression-defines-tissue-resident-cd8-t-cells-poised-for-cytotoxic-function-in-human-skin
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Stanley Cheuk, Heinrich Schlums, Irène Gallais Sérézal, Elisa Martini, Samuel C Chiang, Nicole Marquardt, Anna Gibbs, Ebba Detlofsson, Andrea Introini, Marianne Forkel, Charlotte Höög, Annelie Tjernlund, Jakob Michaëlsson, Lasse Folkersen, Jenny Mjösberg, Lennart Blomqvist, Marcus Ehrström, Mona Ståhle, Yenan T Bryceson, Liv Eidsmo
Tissue-resident memory T (Trm) cells form a heterogeneous population that provides localized protection against pathogens. Here, we identify CD49a as a marker that differentiates CD8(+) Trm cells on a compartmental and functional basis. In human skin epithelia, CD8(+)CD49a(+) Trm cells produced interferon-γ, whereas CD8(+)CD49a(-) Trm cells produced interleukin-17 (IL-17). In addition, CD8(+)CD49a(+) Trm cells from healthy skin rapidly induced the expression of the effector molecules perforin and granzyme B when stimulated with IL-15, thereby promoting a strong cytotoxic response...
February 13, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213469/insulin-signaling-via-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-regulates-airway-glucose-uptake-and-barrier-function-in-a-cftr-dependent-manner
#8
Samuel A Molina, Hannah K Moriarty, Danny T Infield, Barry R Imhoff, Rachel J Vance, Agnes H Kim, Jason M Hansen, William R Hunt, Michael Koval, Nael A McCarty
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) is the most common co-morbidity associated with cystic fibrosis (CF) and correlates with increased rates of lung function decline. Since glucose is a nutrient present in the airways of patients with bacterial airway infections and since insulin controls glucose metabolism, the effect of insulin on CF airway epithelia was investigated to determine the role of insulin receptors and glucose transport in regulating glucose availability in the airway. The response to insulin by human airway epithelial cells was characterized by qPCR, immunoblot, immunofluorescence, and glucose uptake assays...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213463/membrane-transport-across-polarized-epithelia
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Maria Daniela Garcia-Castillo, Daniel J-F Chinnapen, Wayne I Lencer
Polarized epithelial cells line diverse surfaces throughout the body forming selective barriers between the external environment and the internal milieu. To cross these epithelial barriers, large solutes and other cargoes must undergo transcytosis, an endocytic pathway unique to polarized cell types, and significant for the development of cell polarity, uptake of viral and bacterial pathogens, transepithelial signaling, and immunoglobulin transport. Here, we review recent advances in our knowledge of the transcytotic pathway for proteins and lipids...
February 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212861/accumulation-of-phosphatidylcholine-on-gut-mucosal-surface-is-not-dominated-by-electrostatic-interactions
#10
Agatha Korytowski, Wasim Abuillan, Federico Amadei, Ali Makky, Andrea Gumiero, Irmgard Sinning, Annika Gauss, Wolfgang Stremmel, Motomu Tanaka
The accumulation of phosphatidylcholine (PC) in the intestinal mucus layer is crucial for the protection of colon epithelia from the bacterial attack. It has been reported that the depletion of PC is a distinct feature of ulcerative colitis. Here we addressed the question how PC interacts with its binding proteins, the mucins, which may establish the hydrophobic barrier against colonic microbiota. In the first step, the interactions of dioleoylphosphatidylcholine (DOPC) with two mucin preparations from porcine stomach, have been studied using dynamic light scattering, zeta potential measurement, and Langmuir isotherms, suggesting that mucin binds to the surface of DOPC vesicles...
February 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212728/metabolic-pathways-regulated-by-p63
#11
REVIEW
Eleonora Candi, Artem Smirnov, Emanuele Panatta, Anna Maria Lena, Flavia Novelli, Mara Mancini, Giuditta Viticchiè, Maria Cristina Piro, Nicola Di Daniele, Margherita Annicchiarico-Petruzzelli, Gerry Melino
The transcription factor p63 belongs to the p53-family and is a master regulator of proliferative potential, lineage specification, and differentiation in epithelia during development and tissue homeostasis. In cancer, p63 contribution is isoform-specific, with both oncogenic and tumour suppressive roles attributed, for ΔNp63 and TAp63, respectively. Recently, p53 and TAp73, in line with other tumour suppressor genes, have emerged as important regulators of energy metabolism and metabolic reprogramming in cancer...
January 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212658/c-met-expression-and-activity-in-urogenital-cancers-novel-aspects-of-signal-transduction-and-medical-implications
#12
REVIEW
Ralf Hass, Susanne Jennek, Yuanyuan Yang, Karlheinz Friedrich
C-Met is a receptor tyrosine kinase with multiple functions throughout embryonic development, organogenesis and wound healing and is expressed in various epithelia. The ligand of c-Met is Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) which is secreted among others by mesenchymal stroma/stem (MSC) cells.Physiological c-Met functions are centred around processes that underly cellular motility and invasive growth. Aberrant c-Met expression and activity is observed in numerous cancers and makes major contributions to cell malignancy...
February 17, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211875/a-hyaluronan-hydrogel-scaffold-based-xeno-free-culture-system-for-ex-vivo-expansion-of-human-corneal-epithelial-stem-cells
#13
D Chen, Y Qu, X Hua, L Zhang, Z Liu, S C Pflugfelder, D-Q Li
PurposeTo develop a hyaluronan hydrogel scaffold-based xeno-free culture system for ex vivo cultivation of human corneal epithelial stem cells (CESCs).Patients and MethodsCESCs were cultivated from donor limbal explants on the HyStem-C Hydrogel bio-scaffold in 12-well plates for 3 weeks. Group A used the traditional supplemented hormonal epidermal medium (SHEM) and group B used the defined SHEM (without fetal bovine serum and toxin A, adding 20% serum replacement). The growth and morphology of the cultured cells were assessed by phase contrast microscope...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208612/enteric-pathogens-and-their-toxin-induced-disruption-of-the-intestinal-barrier-through-alteration-of-tight-junctions-in-chickens
#14
REVIEW
Wageha A Awad, Claudia Hess, Michael Hess
Maintaining a healthy gut environment is a prerequisite for sustainable animal production. The gut plays a key role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients and constitutes an initial organ exposed to external factors influencing bird's health. The intestinal epithelial barrier serves as the first line of defense between the host and the luminal environment. It consists of a continuous monolayer of intestinal epithelial cells connected by intercellular junctional complexes which shrink the space between adjacent cells...
February 10, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202497/deficiency-of-the-angiotensinase-aminopeptidase-a-increases-susceptibility-to-glomerular-injury
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Juan Carlos Q Velez, Ehtesham Arif, Jessalyn Rodgers, Megan P Hicks, John M Arthur, Deepak Nihalani, Evelyn T Bruner, Milos N Budisavljevic, Carl Atkinson, Wayne R Fitzgibbon, Michael G Janech
Aminopeptidase A (APA) is expressed in glomerular podocytes and tubular epithelia and metabolizes angiotensin II (AngII), a peptide known to promote glomerulosclerosis. In this study, we tested whether APA expression changes in response to progressive nephron loss or whether APA exerts a protective role against glomerular damage and during AngII-mediated hypertensive kidney injury. At advanced stages of FSGS, fawn-hooded hypertensive rat kidneys exhibited distinctly increased APA staining in areas of intact glomerular capillary loops...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202468/the-crumbs_c-isoform-of-drosophila-shows-tissue-and-stage-specific-expression-and-prevents-light-dependent-retinal-degeneration
#16
Stephanie Spannl, Alexandra Kumichel, Sarita Hebbar, Katja Kapp, Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan, Sylke Winkler, Rosana Blawid, Gregor Jessberger, Elisabeth Knust
Drosophila Crumbs (Crb) is a key regulator of epithelial polarity and fulfils a plethora of other functions, such as growth regulation, morphogenesis of photoreceptor cells and prevention of retinal degeneration. This raises the question how a single gene regulates such diverse functions, which in mammals are controlled by three different paralogs. Here, we show that in Drosophila different Crb protein isoforms are differentially expressed as a result of alternative splicing. All isoforms are transmembrane proteins that differ by just one EGF-like repeat in their extracellular portion...
February 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202179/effects-of-melatonin-in-rats-in-the-initial-third-stage-of-pregnancy-exposed-to-sub-lethal-doses-of-herbicides
#17
Lécio Leone de Almeida, Álvaro Aguiar Coelho Teixeira, Anísio Francisco Soares, Franklin Magliano da Cunha, Valdemiro Amaro da Silva, Leucio Duarte Vieira Filho, Valéria Wanderley-Teixeira
: Exposure to the herbicides Paraquat (PQ) and Roundup(®) may cause cell lesions due to an increase in oxidative stress levels in different biological systems, even in the reproductive system. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the possible changes in reproductive parameters and hepatic, as well as its prevention by simultaneous application of melatonin. METHODS: Thirty-five female rats at the age of 3 months were divided into seven groups: three groups exposed to sub-lethal doses of the herbicides PQ (50mg/kg) and Roundup(®) (500mg/kg) (n=5, G2, G3 and G4); three groups exposed to herbicides and simultaneous treatment with 10mg/kg of Melatonin (n=5, G5, G6 and G7) and control group (n=5, G1) from the first to the seventh day of pregnancy...
February 12, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199303/mechanical-stretch-triggers-rapid-epithelial-cell-division-through-piezo1
#18
S A Gudipaty, J Lindblom, P D Loftus, M J Redd, K Edes, C F Davey, V Krishnegowda, J Rosenblatt
Despite acting as a barrier for the organs they encase, epithelial cells turn over at some of the fastest rates in the body. However, epithelial cell division must be tightly linked to cell death to preserve barrier function and prevent tumour formation. How does the number of dying cells match those dividing to maintain constant numbers? When epithelial cells become too crowded, they activate the stretch-activated channel Piezo1 to trigger extrusion of cells that later die. However, it is unclear how epithelial cell division is controlled to balance cell death at the steady state...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198387/high-fmnl3-expression-promotes-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cell-metastasis-role-in-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelia-to-mesenchymal-transition
#19
Yanxia Wu, Zhihua Shen, Keke Wang, Yanping Ha, Hong Lei, Yanan Jia, Ranran Ding, Dongmei Wu, Siyuan Gan, Rujia Li, Botao Luo, Hanguo Jiang, Wei Jie
Formin-like 3 (FMNL3) plays a crucial role in cytoskeletal mediation and is potentially a biomarker for cell migration; however, its role in cancer metastasis remains unknown. In this study, we found elevated FMNL3 protein expression in clinical nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) tissues. FMNL3 expression positively correlated to the clinical stage, T (tumour), N (lymph node metastasis) and M (distant metastasis) classification of NPC patients. Moreover, FMNL3 positively correlated to Vimentin expression and negatively correlated to E-cadherin expression in clinical NPC samples...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194704/challenges-and-future-prospects-for-the-delivery-of-biologics-oral-mucosal-pulmonary-and-transdermal-routes
#20
Javier O Morales, Kristin R Fathe, Ashlee Brunaugh, Silvia Ferrati, Song Li, Miguel Montenegro-Nicolini, Zeynab Mousavikhamene, Jason T McConville, Mark R Prausnitz, Hugh D C Smyth
Biologic products are large molecules such as proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, etc., which have already produced many new drugs for clinical use in the last decades. Due to the inherent challenges faced by biologics after oral administration (e.g., acidic stomach pH, digestive enzymes, and limited permeation through the gastrointestinal tract), several alternative routes of administration have been investigated to enable sufficient drug absorption into systemic circulation. This review describes the buccal, sublingual, pulmonary, and transdermal routes of administration for biologics with relevant details of the respective barriers...
February 13, 2017: AAPS Journal
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