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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214551/effect-of-benzalkonium-chloride-on-trabecular-meshwork-cells-in-a-new-in-vitro-3d-trabecular-meshwork-model-for-glaucoma
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Meryem Bouchemi, Christophe Roubeix, Karima Kessal, Luisa Riancho, Anne-Laure Raveu, Hayet Soualmia, Christophe Baudouin, Françoise Brignole-Baudouin
PURPOSE: To validate a new culture model of primary human trabecular meshwork cells (p-hTMCs) using Matrigel®, in order to mimic in vitro 3D-TM organization, and to investigate the proinflammatory effect of benzalkonium chloride (BAK) in 3D p-hTMC cultures. METHODS: p-hTMCs, seeded onto Matrigel®-coated inserts were stimulated with BAK (10(-4)%), dexamethasone (DEX) (10(-6)M) or transforming growth factor-beta 2 (TGF-β2) (5ng/ml) for 48h and observed with confocal microscopy...
February 15, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211028/short-term-supra-physiological-rhgh-administration-induces-transient-dna-damage-in-peripheral-lymphocytes-of-healthy-women
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C Fantini, P Sgrò, M Pittaluga, A de Perini, I Dimauro, A Sartorio, D Caporossi, L Di Luigi
PURPOSE: While a good safety for recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) therapy at replacement doses is recognized, a possible link between high concentration of the GH-IGF-I axis hormones and side negative effect has been reported. The aim of this pilot study was to assess whether a short-term exposure to supra-physiological doses of rhGH may affect DNA integrity in human lymphocytes (PBL). METHODS: Eighteen healthy Caucasian female (24.2 ± 3.5 years) were randomly included in a Control (n = 9) and rhGH administration group (n = 9, 3-week treatment)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206960/an-autocrine-paracrine-circuit-of-growth-differentiation-factor-gdf-15-has-a-role-for-maintenance-of-breast-cancer-stem-like-cells
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Asako Sasahara, Kana Tominaga, Tatsunori Nishimura, Masao Yano, Etsuko Kiyokawa, Miki Noguchi, Masakuni Noguchi, Hajime Kanauchi, Toshihisa Ogawa, Hiroshi Minato, Keiichiro Tada, Yasuyuki Seto, Arinobu Tojo, Noriko Gotoh
Cancer stem cells are thought to be responsible for tumor growth, recurrence, and resistance to conventional cancer therapy. However, it is still unclear how they are maintained in tumor tissues. Here, we show that the growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), a member of the TGFβ family, may maintain cancer stem-like cells in breast cancer tissues by inducing its own expression in an autocrine/paracrine manner. We found that GDF15, but not TGFβ, increased tumor sphere formation in several breast cancer cell lines and patient-derived primary breast cancer cells...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205547/microrna-17-family-promotes-polycystic-kidney-disease-progression-through-modulation-of-mitochondrial-metabolism
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Sachin Hajarnis, Ronak Lakhia, Matanel Yheskel, Darren Williams, Mehran Sorourian, Xueqing Liu, Karam Aboudehen, Shanrong Zhang, Kara Kersjes, Ryan Galasso, Jian Li, Vivek Kaimal, Steven Lockton, Scott Davis, Andrea Flaten, Joshua A Johnson, William L Holland, Christine M Kusminski, Philipp E Scherer, Peter C Harris, Marie Trudel, Darren P Wallace, Peter Igarashi, Edmund C Lee, John R Androsavich, Vishal Patel
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most frequent genetic cause of renal failure. Here we identify miR-17 as a target for the treatment of ADPKD. We report that miR-17 is induced in kidney cysts of mouse and human ADPKD. Genetic deletion of the miR-17∼92 cluster inhibits cyst proliferation and PKD progression in four orthologous, including two long-lived, mouse models of ADPKD. Anti-miR-17 treatment attenuates cyst growth in short-term and long-term PKD mouse models. miR-17 inhibition also suppresses proliferation and cyst growth of primary ADPKD cysts cultures derived from multiple human donors...
February 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205281/growth-hormone-modulates-in-vitro-endothelial-cell-migration-and-formation-of-capillary-like-structures
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Cícero Fagner Messias de Lima, Maria Danielma Dos Santos Reis, Fernando Wagner da Silva Ramos, Silvana Ayres-Martins, Salete Smaniotto
The generation of new blood vessels is a complex process mediated by a variety of growth factors, and the growth hormone (GH) has been shown to act as a proangiogenic factor. In fact, human GH deficiency or excess are associated with endothelial dysfunction. Moreover, mouse models have revealed the action of GH in both tissue repair and in the microvascular circulation of normal tissues. In this study, we investigated the in vitro effects of GH on endothelial cells. Using a murine endothelioma cell line (tEnd...
February 16, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202883/decreased-sugar-concentration-in-vegetable-and-fruit-juices-by-growth-of-functional-lactic-acid-bacteria
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Masaki Ishii, Yasuhiko Matsumoto, Satoshi Nishida, Kazuhisa Sekimizu
Leuconostoc carnosum #7-2, L. gelidum #4-2, and L. mesenteroides 8/11-3, which were isolated from fermented plant foods, are lactic acid bacteria. We previously reported that these bacteria are functional lactic acid bacteria whose innate immunity-stimulating activities are high based on a silkworm muscle contraction assay. The concentrations of these three lactic acid bacteria increased to more than 1 × 10(6) colony forming units (cfu)/mL in various vegetable and fruit juices when the pH values were appropriately adjusted...
February 14, 2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202760/restriction-of-hcmv-replication-by-isg15-a-host-effector-regulated-by-cgas-sting-dsdna-sensing
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Christopher Bianco, Ian Mohr
Accumulation of the interferon-stimulated gene (ISG) 15 protein product, which is reversibly conjugated to numerous polypeptide targets, impacts the proteome and physiology of uninfected and infected cells. While many viruses, including human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) blunt host antiviral defenses by limiting ISG expression, the overall abundance of ISG15 monomer and protein conjugates rises in HCMV-infected cells. However, the molecular signals underlying ISG15 accumulation and whether the ISG15 polypeptide itself influences HCMV infection biology remain unknown...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202522/histone-acetyltransferase-activity-of-mof-is-required-for-mll-af9-leukemogenesis
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Daria G Valerio, Haiming Xu, Chun-Wei Chen, Takayuki Hoshii, Meghan E Eisold, Christopher Delaney, Monica Cusan, Aniruddha J Deshpande, Chun-Hao Huang, Amaia Lujambio, Y George G Zheng, Johannes Zuber, Tej K Pandita, Scott W Lowe, Scott A Armstrong
Chromatin-based mechanisms offer therapeutic targets in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that are of great current interest. In this study, we conducted an RNAi-based screen to identify druggable chromatin regulator-based targets in leukemias marked by oncogenic rearrangements of the MLL gene. In this manner, we discovered the H4K16 histone acetyltransferase (HAT) MOF to be a potent suppressor of leukemia cell growth. Conditional deletion of Mof in a mouse model of MLL-AF9-driven leukemogenesis reduced tumor burden and prolonged host survival...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202510/myc-mediates-large-oncosome-induced-fibroblast-reprogramming-in-prostate-cancer
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Valentina R Minciacchi, Cristiana Spinelli, Mariana Reis-Sobreiro, Lorenzo Cavallini, Sungyong You, Mandana Zandian, Xiaohong Li, Paola Chiarugi, Rosalyn M Adam, Edwin M Posadas, Giuseppe Viglietto, Michael R Freeman, Emanuele Cocucci, Neil A Bhowmick, Dolores Di Vizio
Communication between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment results in the modulation of complex signaling networks that facilitate tumor progression. Here we describe a new mechanism of intercellular communication originating from large oncosomes (LO), which are cancer cell-derived, atypically large (1-10 μm) extracellular vesicles (EV). We demonstrate that, in the context of prostate cancer, LO harbor sustained AKT1 kinase activity, nominating them as active signaling platforms. Active AKT1 was detected in circulating EV from the plasma of metastatic prostate cancer patients and was LO specific...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202353/the-potential-clinical-promise-of-multimodality-metronomic-chemotherapy-revealed-by-preclinical-studies-of-metastatic-disease
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Robert S Kerbel, Yuval Shaked
We present a rationale for further clinical development and assessment of metronomic chemotherapy on the basis of unexpected results obtained in translational mouse models of cancer involving treatment of advanced metastatic disease. Historically, mouse cancer therapy models have been dominated by treating established primary tumors or early stage low volume microscopic disease. Treatment of primary tumors is also almost always the case when using genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMS) of cancer or patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
February 12, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199022/recent-advances-in-exploring-the-neural-underpinnings-of-auditory-scene-perception
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Joel S Snyder, Mounya Elhilali
Studies of auditory scene analysis have traditionally relied on paradigms using artificial sounds-and conventional behavioral techniques-to elucidate how we perceptually segregate auditory objects or streams from each other. In the past few decades, however, there has been growing interest in uncovering the neural underpinnings of auditory segregation using human and animal neuroscience techniques, as well as computational modeling. This largely reflects the growth in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience and has led to new theories of how the auditory system segregates sounds in complex arrays...
February 15, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198380/a-novel-orally-bioavailable-compound-kpt-9274-inhibits-pak4-and-blocks-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tumor-growth
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Chetan Rane, William Senapedis, Erkan Baloglu, Yosef Landesman, Marsha Crochiere, Soumyasri Das-Gupta, Audrey Minden
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease consisting of several subtypes. Among these subtypes, triple negative breast cancer is particularly difficult to treat. This is due to a lack of understanding of the mechanisms behind the disease, and consequently a lack of druggable targets. PAK4 plays critical roles in cell survival, proliferation, and morphology. PAK4 protein levels are high in breast cancer cells and breast tumors, and the gene is often amplified in basal like breast cancers, which are frequently triple negative...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196594/inactivation-of-interferon-receptor-promotes-the-establishment-of-immune-privileged-tumor-microenvironment
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Kanstantsin V Katlinski, Jun Gui, Yuliya V Katlinskaya, Angelíca Ortiz, Riddhita Chakraborty, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Christopher J Carbone, Daniel P Beiting, Melanie A Girondo, Amy R Peck, Ellen Puré, Priya Chatterji, Anil K Rustgi, J Alan Diehl, Constantinos Koumenis, Hallgeir Rui, Serge Y Fuchs
Refractoriness of solid tumors, including colorectal cancers (CRCs), to immunotherapies is attributed to the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment that protects malignant cells from cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). We found that downregulation of the type I interferon receptor chain IFNAR1 occurs in human CRC and mouse models of CRC. Downregulation of IFNAR1 in tumor stroma stimulated CRC development and growth, played a key role in formation of the immune-privileged niche, and predicted poor prognosis in human CRC patients...
February 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196083/cacybp-sip-promotes-the-proliferation-of-colon-cancer-cells
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Huihong Zhai, Yongquan Shi, Xiong Chen, Jun Wang, Yuanyuan Lu, Faming Zhang, Zhengxiong Liu, Ting Lei, Daiming Fan
CacyBP/SIP is a component of the ubiquitin pathway and is overexpressed in several transformed tumor tissues, including colon cancer, which is one of the most common cancers worldwide. It is unknown whether CacyBP/SIP promotes the proliferation of colon cancer cells. This study examined the expression level, subcellular localization, and binding activity of CacyBP/SIP in human colon cancer cells in the presence and absence of the hormone gastrin. We found that CacyBP/SIP was expressed in a high percentage of colon cancer cells, but not in normal colonic surface epithelium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194805/fetal-adaptations-in-insulin-secretion-result-from-high-catecholamines-during-placental-insufficiency
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Sean W Limesand, Paul J Rozance
Placental insufficiency and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) of the fetus affects approximately 8% of all pregnancies and is associated with short- and long-term disturbances in metabolism. In pregnant sheep, experimental models with a small, defective placenta that restricts delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the fetus result in IUGR. Low blood oxygen concentrations increase fetal plasma catecholamine concentrations, which lower fetal insulin concentrations. All of these observations in sheep models with placental insufficiency are consistent with cases of human IUGR...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194370/peptide-agonists-of-vasopressin-v2-receptor-reduce-expression-of-neuroendocrine-markers-and-tumor-growth-in-human-lung-and-prostate-tumor-cells
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Marina Pifano, Juan Garona, Carla S Capobianco, Nazareno Gonzalez, Daniel F Alonso, Giselle V Ripoll
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise a heterogeneous group of malignancies that express neuropeptides as synaptophysin, chromogranin A (CgA), and specific neuronal enolase (NSE), among others. Vasopressin (AVP) is a neuropeptide with an endocrine, paracrine, and autocrine effect in normal and pathological tissues. AVP receptors are present in human lung, breast, pancreatic, colorectal, and gastrointestinal tumors. While AVP V1 receptors are associated with stimulation of cellular proliferation, AVP V2 receptor (V2r) is related to antiproliferative effects...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193226/hair-growth-promoting-effect-of-geranium-sibiricum-extract-in-human-dermal-papilla-cells-and-c57bl-6-mice
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William A Boisvert, Miri Yu, Youngbin Choi, Gi Hee Jeong, Yi-Lin Zhang, Sunghun Cho, Changsun Choi, Sanghyun Lee, Bog-Hieu Lee
BACKGROUND: Geranium sibiricum L. has been used as a medicinal plant to treat diarrhea, bacterial infection, and cancer in Bulgaria, Peru, and Korea. However, its hair growth-promoting effect was not investigated so far. This study examined the effects of Geranium sibiricum L. extract (GSE) on hair growth, using in vitro and in vivo models. METHODS: Antioxidant, proliferation and migration assay of GSE was performed with human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs). Hair-growth promoting effect was measured in animal model...
February 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192403/a-double-negative-feedback-loop-between-epcam-and-erk-contributes-to-the-regulation-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-cancer
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N V Sankpal, T P Fleming, P K Sharma, H J Wiedner, W E Gillanders
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an important biological process that has been implicated in cancer metastasis. Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is expressed at the basolateral membrane of most normal epithelial cells but is overexpressed in many epithelial cancers. In our studies on the role of EpCAM in cancer biology, we observed that EpCAM expression is decreased in mesenchymal-like primary cancer specimens in vivo and following induction of EMT in cancer cell lines in vitro. Extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) is a key regulator of EMT...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191869/aberrant-corticosteroid-metabolism-in-tumor-cells-enables-gr-takeover-in-enzalutamide-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Jianneng Li, Mohammad Alyamani, Ao Zhang, Kai-Hsiung Chang, Michael Berk, Zhenfei Li, Ziqi Zhu, Marianne Petro, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Jorge A Garcia, Kevin Courtney, Eric A Klein, Nima Sharifi
Prostate cancer is driven by androgen stimulation of the androgen receptor (AR). The next-generation AR antagonist, enzalutamide, prolongs survival, but resistance and lethal disease eventually prevail. Emerging data suggest that the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is upregulated in this context, stimulating expression of AR-target genes that permit continued growth despite AR blockade. However, countering this mechanism by administration of GR antagonists is problematic because GR is essential for life. We show that enzalutamide treatment in human models of prostate cancer and patient tissues is accompanied by a ubiquitin E3-ligase, AMFR, mediating loss of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-2 (11β-HSD2), which otherwise inactivates cortisol, sustaining tumor cortisol concentrations to stimulate GR and enzalutamide resistance...
February 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191465/pedf-is-associated-with-the-termination-of-chondrocyte-phenotype-and-catabolism-of-cartilage-tissue
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P Klinger, S Lukassen, F Ferrazzi, A B Ekici, T Hotfiel, B Swoboda, T Aigner, K Gelse
Objective. To investigate the expression and target genes of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in cartilage and chondrocytes, respectively. Methods. We analyzed the expression pattern of PEDF in different human cartilaginous tissues including articular cartilage, osteophytic cartilage, and fetal epiphyseal and growth plate cartilage, by immunohistochemistry and quantitative real-time (qRT) PCR. Transcriptome analysis after stimulation of human articular chondrocytes with rhPEDF was performed by RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) and confirmed by qRT-PCR...
2017: BioMed Research International
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