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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355842/aberrant-tgf-%C3%AE-activation-in-bone-tendon-insertion-induces-enthesopathy-like-disease
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Xiao Wang, Liang Xie, Janet Crane, Gehua Zhen, Fengfeng Li, Ping Yang, Manman Gao, Ruoxian Deng, Yiguo Wang, Xiaohua Jia, Cunyi Fan, Mei Wan, Xu Cao
Enthesopathy is a disorder of bone, tendon, or ligament insertion. It represents one-fourth of all tendon-ligament diseases and is one of the most difficult tendon-ligament disorders to treat. Despite its high prevalence, the exact pathogenesis of this condition remains unknown. Here, we show that TGF-β was activated in both a semi-Achilles tendon transection (SMTS) mouse model and in a dorsiflexion immobilization (DI) mouse model of enthesopathy. High concentrations of active TGF-β recruited mesenchymal stromal stem cells (MSCs) and led to excessive vessel formation, bone deterioration, and fibrocartilage calcification...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353733/in-vitro-evaluation-of-antioxidant-anti-elastase-anti-collagenase-anti-hyaluronidase-activities-of-safranal-and-determination-of-its-sun-protection-factor-in-skin-photoaging
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Kumud Madan, Sanju Nanda
Safranal, a monoterpene aldehyde, is present as one of the main volatile constituents of Crocus sativus Linn. (saffron flowers). This volatile constituent not only contributes to the aroma of saffron but has been reported to possess antidiabetic, antiulcer, antiasthamatic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, cardioprotective, anticancer and UV protective properties. Most of these therapeutic actions are contributed by its potential to quench reactive oxygen species (ROS). Antioxidant properties of phytoconstituents are now being explored for developing photoprotective skin formulations...
January 4, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351577/effects-of-excess-thromboxane-a2-on-placental-development-and-nutrient-transporters-in-a-mus-musculus-model-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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Karen J Gibbins, Katherine N Gibson-Corley, Ashley S Brown, Matthew Wieben, Richard C Law, Camille M Fung
Hypertensive disease of pregnancy (HDP) with placental insufficiency is the most common cause of fetal growth restriction (FGR) in the developed world. Despite the known negative consequences of HDP both to the mother and fetus, little is known about the longitudinal placental changes that occur as HDP progresses in pregnancy. This is because longitudinal sampling of human placentae during each gestation is impossible. Therefore, using a mouse model of thromboxane A2-analog infusion to mimic human HDP in the last trimester, we calculated placental efficiencies based on fetal and placental weights, quantified spongiotrophoblast and labyrinth thicknesses and vascular density within these layers, examined whether hypoxia signaling pathway involving vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and its receptors (VEGFR1, VEGFR2) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) contributed to vascular change, and examined nutrient transporter abundance including glucose transporters 1 and 3 (GLUT1, GLUT3), neutral amino acid transporters 1, 2, and 4 (SNAT1, SNAT2, and SNAT4), fatty acid transporters 2 and 4 (FATP2, FATP4) and fatty acid translocase (CD36) from embryonic day 15...
January 17, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351188/proangiogenic-effect-of-metformin-in-endothelial-cells-is-via-upregulation-of-vegfr1-2-and-their-signaling-under-hyperglycemia-hypoxia
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Sherin Bakhashab, Farid Ahmed, Hans-Juergen Schulten, Fahad W Ahmed, Michael Glanville, Mohammed H Al-Qahtani, Jolanta U Weaver
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity/mortality worldwide. Metformin is the first therapy offering cardioprotection in type 2 diabetes and non-diabetic animals with unknown mechanism. We have shown that metformin improves angiogenesis via affecting expression of growth factors/angiogenic inhibitors in CD34⁺ cells under hyperglycemia-hypoxia. Now we studied the direct effect of physiological dose of metformin on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) under conditions mimicking hypoxia-hyperglycemia...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350904/nanoplatform-assembled-from-a-cd44-targeted-prodrug-and-smart-liposomes-for-dual-targeting-of-tumor-microenvironment-and-cancer-cells
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Yaqi Lv, Chaoran Xu, Xiangmei Zhao, Chenshi Lin, Xin Yang, Xiaofei Xin, Li Zhang, Chao Qin, Xiaopeng Han, Lei Yang, Wei He, Lifang Yin
The tumor microenvironment (TME) plays a critical role in tumor initiation, progression, invasion and metastasis. Therefore, a therapy that combines chemotherapeutic drugs with a TME modulator could be a promising route for cancer treatment. This paper reports a nanoplatform self-assembled from a hyaluronic acid (HA)-paclitaxel (PTX) (HA-PTX) prodrug and marimastat (MATT)-loaded thermosensitive liposomes (LTSLs) (MATT-LTSLs) for the dual targeting of the TME and cancer cells. Interestingly, the prodrug HA-PTX can self-assemble on both positively and negatively charged liposomes, forming hybrid nanoparticles (HNPs, 100 nm)...
January 19, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350268/the-epitope-mediated-mmp-activation-assay-detection-and-quantification-of-the-activation-of-mmp2-in-vivo-in-the-zebrafish-embryo
#6
Emma J Jeffrey, Bryan D Crawford
Matrix remodeling is a consequence of tightly regulated matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity. MMPs are synthesized as inactive precursors with auto-inhibitory N-terminal propeptides, the proteolytic removal of which exposes the catalytic zinc ion, rendering the protease active. The regulation of MMP activation has been investigated primarily in tissue culture and biochemical assays that lack important biological context. Here we present the epitope-mediated MMP activation (EMMA) assay and use it to observe the activation of Mmp2 (gelatinase A) by endogenous mechanisms in the intact zebrafish embryo...
January 19, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349669/positive-correlation-between-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-its-association-with-clinical-outcome-in-bladder-cancer-patients
#7
R Singh, A Mandhani, V Agrawal, Minal Garg
Involvement of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the pathogenesis of urothelial carcinoma elects them to be sensitive marker for clinical and prognostic implications. MMPs regulate tumor growth and invasion by inducing epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) which is characterized by the complex reprogramming of epithelial cells and ultimately bring about major changes in the structural organization of bladder urothelium. The present study has been undertaken to evaluate the clinical relevance of MMPs in two distinct types of bladder cancer disease...
January 18, 2018: Cancer Microenvironment: Official Journal of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349668/serum-mmp-9-diagnostics-prognostics-and-activation-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-its-recurrence
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Laura Lahdentausta, Jaakko Leskelä, Alina Winkelmann, Taina Tervahartiala, Timo Sorsa, Erkki Pesonen, Pirkko J Pussinen
Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 is crucial in atherosclerotic plaque rupture and tissue remodeling after a cardiac event. The balance between MMP-9 and endogenous inhibitor, tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinase 1 (TIMP-1), is important in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This is an age- and gender-matched case-control study of ACS (N = 669). Patients (45.7%) were resampled after recovery, and all were followed up for 6 years. The molecular forms of MMP-9 were investigated by gelatin zymography...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349515/matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-activity-levels-increase-in-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-lesions-and-correlate-with-disease-severity
#9
Goksen Ertugrul, Didem Keles, Gulgun Oktay, Sebnem Aktan
Lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by remissions and exacerbations. Accumulated evidence indicated that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are upregulated in inflammatory cells of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE); however, the activity levels of these proteases have remained uncharacterized. To elucidate the significance of MMP-2, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 in CLE pathogenesis, gelatin zymography was used to investigate pro and active levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in lesional and perilesional skin biopsies obtained from twenty-two CLE patients...
January 18, 2018: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348726/photoaging-protective-effects-of-biogf1k-a-compound-k-rich-fraction-prepared-from-panax-ginseng
#10
Yo Han Hong, Donghyun Kim, Gibaeg Nam, Sulgi Yoo, Sang Yun Han, Seong-Gu Jeong, Eunji Kim, Deok Jeong, Keejung Yoon, Sunggyu Kim, Junseong Park, Jae Youl Cho
Background: BIOGF1K, a compound-K-rich fraction, has been shown to display anti-inflammatory activity. Although Panax ginseng is widely used for the prevention of photoaging events induced by UVB irradiation, the effect of BIOGF1K on photoaging has not yet been examined. In this study, we investigated the effects of BIOGF1K on UVB-induced photoaging events. Methods: We analyzed the ability of BIOGF1K to prevent UVB-induced apoptosis, enhance matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression, upregulate anti-inflammatory activity, reduce sirtuin 1 expression, and melanin production using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, melanin content assay, tyrosinase assay, and flow cytometry...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346804/trabodenoson-an-adenosine-mimetic-with-a1-receptor-selectivity-lowers-intraocular-pressure-by-increasing-conventional-outflow-facility-in-mice
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Guorong Li, Karen Y Torrejon, Andrea M Unser, Feryan Ahmed, Iris D Navarro, Rudolf A Baumgartner, David S Albers, W Daniel Stamer
Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between the IOP-lowering effect of trabodenoson and the associated structural and functional changes in the trabecular meshwork (TM). Methods: Six independent cohorts of young and aged mice were exposed to three different topical once-a-day formulations of trabodenoson and eyes were compared to those treated with placebo drops. IOP was measured daily just before drug administration using rebound tonometry. Outflow facility was measured in enucleated eyes...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346149/testing-elevated-protease-activity-prospective-analysis-of-160-wounds
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Anike Lockmann, Tillmann Schill, Franziska Hartmann, Lisa-Lena Grönemeyer, Ricarda Holzkamp, Michael P Schön, Kai-Martin Thoms
OBJECTIVE: Given that local elevated protease activity (EPA) has been implicated in impaired wound healing, a prospective single-center study was conducted to assess protease activity in various wound types. METHODS: Protease activity was determined using an easy-to-use test system (Woundchek Protease Status Test Kit; Systagenix, Gatwick, United Kingdom) in 160 wounds in 143 patients. The assay detects the combined activity of inflammatory proteases, mainly matrix metalloproteinases 8 and 9 and human neutrophil elastase...
February 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345973/r-spondin-2-is-upregulated-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-affects-fibroblasts-behavior
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Adrián Munguía-Reyes, Yalbi I Balderas-Martínez, Carina Becerril, Marco Checa, Remedios Ramírez, Blanca Ortíz-Quintero, Jorge Meléndez-Zajgla, Annie Pardo, Moisés Selman
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by the expansion of the myofibroblasts population, excessive extracellular matrix accumulation, and destruction of the lung parenchyma. The R-spondins family (RSPO) comprises a group of proteins essential for development. From them, RSPO2 is expressed primarily in the lungs and its mutations cause severe defects in the respiratory tract. Interestingly, RSPO2 participates in the canonical WNT pathway, a critical route in the pathogenesis of IPF. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the expression and putative role of RSPO2 in this disease...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345720/effects-of-nicotine-administration-in-rats-on-mmp2-and-vegf-levels-in-periodontal-membrane
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Buşra Deveci, Buket Ayna, İbrahim Halil Tacir, Engin Deveci, Mehmet Cudi Tuncer, Ayşegül Pala
Nicotine is associated with increased incidence of periodontal disease and poor response to therapy. This article aimed at identifying the expression of Matrix metalloproteinases-2 (MMP2) and Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) proteins on extracellular matrix, fibrous distribution and angiogenetic development in periodontitis caused by nicotine effects on periodontal membrane. In this experimental study, the groups were divided into nicotine and control groups. While the nicotine groups in rats (n=6) were administered 2mg/kg Nicotine sulphate for 28 days, the control group in rats (n=6) were only administered 1,5 ml physiologic saline solution subcutaneously for 28 days...
January 18, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345399/glycine-improves-the-remodeling-process-of-tenocytes-in-vitro
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Cristiano Pedrozo Vieira, Manuela Viola, Giane Daniela Carneiro, Maria Luisa D'Angelo, Cristina Pontes Vicente, Alberto Passi, Edson Rosa Pimentel
Tendinitis changes the biochemical and morphological properties of the tendon, promoting an increase of activity of metalloproteinases and disorganization of collagen bundles. Tenocytes the primary cells in tendon, are scattered throughout the collagenic fibres, and are responsible of tendon remodeling and tissue repair in pathological condition. In vivo, glycine, component of the typical Gly-X-Y collagen tripeptide, showed beneficial effects in biochemical and biomechanical properties of Achilles tendon with tendinitis...
January 18, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345295/upregulation-of-the-bdnf-trkb-pathway-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-as-well-as-the-migration-and-invasion-of-cervical-cancer
#16
Yuan Yuan, Hai-Qiong Ye, Qian-Chuan Ren
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has previously been demonstrated to be associated with several types of cancer. In addition, its receptor, tropomyosin related kinase B (TrkB) is involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is associated with metastasis in cancers. Thus, The aim of the present study was to examine whether BDNF/TrKB expression is linked to a poor survival and the acquisition of the EMT phenotype in cervical cancer. We found that a high positive expression of BDNF/TrKB was associated with poor survival in cervical cancer...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345283/regulation-of-programmed-death-ligand-in-the-human-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-microenvironment-is-mediated-through-matrix-metalloproteinase-mediated-proteolytic-cleavage
#17
Mayuko Hira-Miyazawa, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Mariko Hirai, Yutaka Kobayashi, Hiroko Kitahara, George Bou-Gharios, Shuichi Kawashiri
Recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R/M HNSCC) is a devastating malignancy with a poor prognosis. According to recent clinical studies, tumour growth can be effectively reduced and survival can be improved by blocking the programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD‑L1) pathway. PD-L1 expression has been proposed as a potential causative mechanism, as HNSCC is highly immunosuppressive. However, anti-PD-1 treatment is beneficial only for certain patients...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344966/quorum-sensing-molecule-dihydroxy-2-3-pentanedione-and-its-analogs-as-regulators-of-epithelial-integrity
#18
S Elmanfi, X Ma, H O Sintim, E Könönen, S Syrjänen, U K Gursoy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Quorum-sensing molecules regulate the behavior of bacteria within biofilms and at the same time elicit an immune response in host tissues. Our aim was to investigate the regulatory role of dihydroxy-2,3-pentanedione (DPD), the precursor of universal autoinducer-2 (AI-2), and its analogs (ethyl-DPD, butyl-DPD and isobutyl-DPD) in the integrity of gingival epithelial cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Human gingival keratinocytes were incubated with four concentrations (10 μmol L-1 , 1 μmol L-1 , 100 nmol L-1 and 10 nmol L-1 ) of DPD and its analogs for 24 hours...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344663/adeno-associated-virus-type-2-mediated-gene-transfer-of-a-short-hairpin-rna-targeting-human-igfbp-2-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-mda-mb-468-cells
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Chao Gao, Ru-Song Zhang, Nan Zheng, Chen Wang
Adeno-associated virus 2 (AAV2) is prepotent in the biological treatment of breast tumor because of its low pathogenicity and immunogenicity. Our previous study demonstrated that insulin‑like growth factor‑binding protein 2 (IGFBP‑2) was highly expressed in patients with breast metastasis. In the present study, the effects of recombinant AAV2 on the growth and metastasis of breast cancer cells were determined in vitro, and in vivo. rAAV2-ZsGreen-shRNA-scramble and rAAV2‑ZsGreen‑shRNA‑hIGFBP‑2 were used to transfect MDA‑MB‑468, and MCF‑10A cells respectively, and observed that these virus could not penetrate the normal human breast epithelia MCF‑10A cell line...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344659/degree-of-endplate-chondrocyte-degeneration-in-different-tension-regions-during-mechanical-stimulation
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Yongming Xu, Shujuan Xu, Zhi Gao, Liang Xiao, Fei Xiao, Hongguang Xu, Xiaoling Zhang
The aim of this study was to explore the degree of degeneration of endplate chondrocytes in different tension regions induced by intermittent cyclic mechanical tension (ICMT) in vitro. Rat endplate chondrocytes were harvested and treated with 10% ICMT for 8 h/day with a frequency of 0.5 Hz. A cartilage degeneration model was induced using an FX‑5000T cell strain‑loading system. The experiment was divided into the central region and the peripheral region, according to the contact area between the loading post and the six‑well flexible silicone rubber BioFlex plates...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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