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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149681/mechanistic-insight-into-contextual-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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REVIEW
Ying E Zhang
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) controls a wide range of cellular functions by activating both SMADs and non-SMAD pathways. In different tissue or physiological environment, cellular responses to TGF-β can be diverse, even opposite. Complex regulations at the level of ligand mobilization, receptor presentation, and the network of intracellular signal transducers afford the TGF-β pathway with versatile means to induce precise cellular responses in accordance to specific contextual demands. This article summarizes recent development in how cells manage their responses to TGF-β through ligand activation, receptor abundance, as well as SMAD-dependent and SMAD-independent mechanisms...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147463/acidic-polysaccharide-from-angelica-sinensis-reverses-anemia-of-chronic-disease-involving-the-suppression-of-inflammatory-hepcidin-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#2
Kaiping Wang, Jun Wu, Fang Cheng, Xiao Huang, Fang Zeng, Yu Zhang
Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is the second most prevalent anemia and frequently occurs in patients with acute or chronic immune activation. In the current study, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP) against ACD in rats and the potential mechanisms involved. The results showed that ASP inhibited inflammatory hepcidin in both HepG2 cells and ACD rats by blocking the IL-6/STAT3 and BMP/SMAD pathways. In ACD rats, the administration of ASP increased ferroportin expression, mobilized iron from the liver and spleen, increased serum iron levels, caused an elevation of serum EPO, and effectively relieved the anemia...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146913/autophagy-acts-through-traf3-and-relb-to-regulate-gene-expression-via-antagonism-of-smad-proteins
#3
Alice C Newman, Alain J Kemp, Yvette Drabsch, Christian Behrends, Simon Wilkinson
Macroautophagy can regulate cell signalling and tumorigenesis via elusive molecular mechanisms. We establish a RAS mutant cancer cell model where the autophagy gene ATG5 is dispensable in A549 cells in vitro, yet promotes tumorigenesis in mice. ATG5 represses transcriptional activation by the TGFβ-SMAD gene regulatory pathway. However, autophagy does not terminate cytosolic signal transduction by TGFβ. Instead, we use proteomics to identify selective degradation of the signalling scaffold TRAF3. TRAF3 autophagy is driven by RAS and results in activation of the NF-κB family member RELB...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146887/targeted-therapy-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-preclinical-strategies-and-future-targets
#4
Elke Tatjana Aristizabal Prada, Christoph J Auernhammer
Molecular targeted therapy of advanced neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) system currently encompasses approved therapy with the mTOR-inhibitor everolimus and the multi-tyrosinkinase inhibitor sunitinib. However clinical efficacy of these treatment strategies is limited by low objective response rates and limited progression free survival due to tumor resistance. Further novel strategies for molecular targeted therapy of NETs of the GEP-system are needed. This paper reviews preclinical research models and signaling pathways in NETs of the GEP-system...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146477/a-review-of-s100-protein-family-in-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Ting Wang, Xiaoying Huo, Zhaoyang Chong, Hamadhaider Khan, Rui Liu, Ting Wang
S100 protein family, representing 25 relatively small calcium binding proteins, has been reported to be involved in multiple stages of tumorigenesis and progression. These proteins are considered having potential value to be adopted as novel biomarkers in the detection and accurate prediction of many kinds of tumors, including lung cancer. As the one having the highest morbidity and mortality among all cancers, lung carcinoma is still occult for detection, especially at early stage. S100 proteins take participation in the lung neoplasia through playing intracellular and/or extracellular functions, therefore getting involved in a variety of biological processes such as differentiation, proliferation, and migration...
November 13, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146096/ten-year-review-of-isolated-spontaneous-mesenteric-arterial-dissections
#6
Courtney E Morgan, Neel A Mansukhani, Mark K Eskandari, Heron E Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: Isolated spontaneous dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and celiac artery (CA) remains a rare condition; however, it has been increasingly noted incidentally on diagnostic imaging. The purpose of this study was to examine the natural history and outcomes of patients presenting with isolated spontaneous mesenteric artery dissection (SMAD). We hypothesized that most SMADs can be treated nonoperatively. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective review of patients presenting with the diagnosis of SMAD between 2006 and 2016...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145888/tgf-%C3%AE-2-initiates-autophagy-via-smad-and-non-smad-pathway-to-promote-glioma-cells-invasion
#7
Chao Zhang, Xin Zhang, Ran Xu, Bin Huang, An-Jing Chen, Chao Li, Jian Wang, Xin-Gang Li
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is characterized by lethal aggressiveness and patients with GBM are in urgent need for new therapeutic avenues to improve quality of life. Current studies on tumor invasion focused on roles of cytokines in tumor microenvironment and numerous evidence suggests that TGF-β2 is abundant in glioma microenvironment and vital for glioma invasion. Autopagy is also emerging as a critical factor in aggressive behaviors of cancer cells; however, the relationship between TGF-β2 and autophagy in glioma has been poorly understood...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140787/tgf-%C3%AE-requires-the-activation-of-canonical-and-non-canonical-signalling-pathways-to-induce-skeletal-muscle-atrophy
#8
Johanna Ábrigo, Fabian Campos, Felipe Simon, Claudia Riedel, Daniel Cabrera, Cristian Vilos, Claudio Cabello-Verrugio
The transforming growth factor type beta (TGF-β) induces skeletal muscle atrophy characterized by a decrease in fiber's diameter and levels of myosin heavy chain (MHC), also as an increase of MuRF-1 expression. In addition, TGF-β induces muscle atrophy by a mechanism dependent on reactive oxygen species (ROS). TGF-β signals by activating both canonical Smad-dependent, and non-canonical signalling pathways such as ERK1/2, JNK1/2, and p38 MAPKs. However, the participation of canonical and non-canonical signalling pathways in the TGF-β atrophic effect on skeletal muscle is unknown...
August 28, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138820/matrine-suppresses-cardiac-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-tgf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-smad-pathway-in-experimental-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#9
Yong Zhang, Lei Cui, Gongchang Guan, Junkui Wang, Chuan Qiu, Tielin Yang, Yan Guo, Zhongwei Liu
Cardiac fibrosis is one of the pathological characteristics of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DbCM). Matrine treatment has proven to be effective in cases of organ fibrosis and cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, the anti-fibrosis-associated cardioprotective effects of matrine on DbCM were investigated. Rats with experimental DbCM were administered matrine orally. Cardiac functions were evaluated using invasive hemodynamic examinations. Cardiac compliance was assessed in isolated hearts. Using Sirius Red and fluorescence staining, the collagen in diabetic hearts was visualized...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136778/zuogui-pill-improves-the-dexamethasone-induced-osteoporosis-progression-in-zebrafish-larvae
#10
Heng Yin, Shanfu Wang, Yafeng Zhang, Mao Wu, JianWei Wang, Yong Ma
The current study was to evaluate the protective effects of Chinese medicine prescription Zuogui Pill (ZGP) on osteoporosis (OP) in zebrafish larvae induced by dexamethasone. Alizarin Red staining, calcium and phosphorus determination were performed to evaluate the effect of ZGP on bone mineralization. Hydroxyproline (HP), Alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) were also measured by commercial kits. We found that ZGP had positive effects in increasing bone mineral content (BMC), strengthening bone biomechanical, promoting bone formation, inhibiting bone resorption, and mediating protein levels of TGF-β1/Smads signaling pathway...
November 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136085/tgf-beta1-from-endometriomas-promotes-fibrosis-in-surrounding-ovarian-tissues-via-smad2-3-signaling
#11
Li Bing Shi, Feng Zhou, Hai Yan Zhu, Dong Huang, Xiao Ying Jin, Chao Li, Yongdong Dai, Yi Bin Pan, Song Ying Zhang
To elucidate whether the endometriotic cells of endometriomas synthesize transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) and understand how it affects surrounding ovarian tissue. We collected biopsies of the cystic walls from 42 endometriomas and 29 mature teratomas and compared mRNA and protein expression of fibrosis-related factors between the cystic walls. Then we detected TGFB1 mRNA synthesis in endometriomas, and tested TGF-beta1 fibrotic effect in vitro. Moreover, we verified the expression of Smad2/3 Signaling components in the endometriotic cystic wall in order to understand whether TGF-beta1/Smad signaling is involved in fibrosis formation of the tissue surrounding endometriomas...
November 10, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136005/a-17-molecule-set-as-a-predictor-of-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-in-esophageal-cancer
#12
Hajime Fujishima, Shoichi Fumoto, Tomotaka Shibata, Kohei Nishiki, Yoshiyuki Tsukamoto, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Masatsugu Moriyama, Norio Shiraishi, Masafumi Inomata
BACKGROUND: Recently, neoadjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (NAC-DCF) was identified as a novel strong regimen with a high rate of pathological complete response (pCR) in advanced esophageal cancer in Japan. Predicting pCR will contribute to the therapeutic strategy and the prevention of surgical invasion. However, a predictor of pCR after NAC-DCF has not yet been developed. The aim of this study was to identify a novel predictor of pCR in locally advanced esophageal cancer treated with NAC-DCF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135495/prenatal-microrna-mir-200b-therapy-improves-nitrofen-induced-pulmonary-hypoplasia-associated-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Naghmeh Khoshgoo, Ramin Kholdebarin, Patricia Pereira-Terra, Thomas H Mahood, Landon Falk, Chelsea A Day, Barbara M Iwasiow, Fuqin Zhu, Drew Mulhall, Carly Fraser, Jorge Correia-Pinto, Richard Keijzer
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the use of miR-200b as a prenatal transplacental therapy in the nitrofen rat model of abnormal lung development and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) and pulmonary hypertension determine mortality and morbidity in CDH babies. There is no safe medical prenatal treatment available. We previously discovered that higher miR-200b is associated with better survival in CDH babies. Here, we investigate the role of miR-200b in the nitrofen rat model of PH and CDH and evaluate its use as an in vivo prenatal therapy...
November 13, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135329/yth-domain-family-2-orchestrates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-proliferation-dichotomy-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#14
Jixiang Chen, Yaocheng Sun, Xiao Xu, Dawei Wang, Junbo He, Hailang Zhou, Ying Lu, Jian Zeng, Fengyi Du, Aihua Gong, Min Xu
Recent studies show that YTH domain family 2 (YTHDF2) preferentially binds to m(6)A-containing mRNA regulates localization and stability of the bound mRNA. However, the role of YTHDF2 in pancreatic cancers remains to be elucidated. Here, we find that YTHDF2 expression is up-regulated in pancreatic cancer tissues compared with normal tissues at both mRNA and protein levels, and is higher in clinical patients with later stages of pancreatic cancer, indicating that YTHDF2 possesses potential clinical significance for diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancers...
November 14, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130990/increased-bone-morphogenetic-protein-signaling-in-the-cutaneous-vasculature-of-patients-with-calciphylaxis
#15
Sagar U Nigwekar, Pawina Jiramongkolchai, Florian Wunderer, Emily Bloch, Rika Ichinose, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Ravi I Thadhani, Rajeev Malhotra, Donald B Bloch
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signal transduction in the pathogenesis of calciphylaxis. METHODS: Skin biopsy specimens were obtained from 18 patients with, and 12 patients without, calciphylaxis. Tissue sections were stained with antibodies directed against BMP effector proteins phosphorylated-SMAD (p-SMAD) 1/5/9, inhibitor of DNA 1 (Id1), inhibitor of DNA 3 (Id3), and Runx2. The intensity of staining was scored semi-quantitatively as strong versus weak or absent...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129677/upregulated-bmp6-pathway-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-a%C3%AE-toxicity-in-vivo
#16
Sun Lin, Li Wei, Yang Ping, Li Xia, Xiao Shifu
In our previous work, we demonstrated the protective effect of BMP6 on neuron against Aβ toxicity in vitro. In the present study, our aim was to determine the effects of BMP6 in Aβ toxicity in vivo. Firstly, we evaluated the levels and localization of endogenous BMP6 in APP/PS1 transgenic mice. Secondly, dose-response effects of exogenous BMP6 and BMP6 pathway antagonists were tested in transgenic CL2006C. elegans (expressing Aβ3-42) lifespan and locomotor activity. We have three findings: 1) BMP6 was upregulated in the hippocampus in APP/PS1 mice...
November 9, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128131/the-clinical-and-biological-roles-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-in-colon-cancer-stem-cells-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Anna Chruścik, Vinod Gopalan, Alfred King-Yin Lam
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) is a multipurpose cytokine, which plays a role in many cellular functions such as proliferation, differentiation, migration, apoptosis, cell adhesion and regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Despite many studies having observed the effect that TGF-β plays in colorectal cancer, its role in the colorectal stem cell population has not been widely observed. METHOD: This systematic review will analyse the role of TGF-β in the stem cell population of colorectal cancer...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124661/valsartan-regulates-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-and-tgf-%C3%AE-p38-pathways-through-lncrna-chrf-to-improve-doxorubicin-induced-heart-failure
#18
Lei Chen, Kui-Po Yan, Xin-Can Liu, Wei Wang, Chao Li, Ming Li, Chun-Guang Qiu
This study investigated the interaction among valsartan (VAL), TGF-β pathways, and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) cardiac hypertrophy-related factor (CHRF) in doxorubicin (DOX)-induced heart failure (HF), and explored their roles in DOX-induced HF progression. HF mice models in vivo were constructed by DOX induction. The expression of CHRF and TGF-β1 in hearts was detected, along with cardiac function, caspase-3 activity, and cell apoptosis. Primary myocardial cells were pretreated with VAL, followed by DOX induction in vitro for functional studies, including the detection of cell apoptosis with terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick-end labeling and the expression of proteins associated with TGF-β1 pathways...
November 9, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121992/a-mouse-anti-myostatin-antibody-increases-muscle-mass-and-improves-muscle-strength-and-contractility-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-its-humanized-equivalent-domagrozumab-pf-06252616-increases-muscle-volume-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#19
Michael St Andre, Mark Johnson, Prashant N Bansal, Jeremy Wellen, Andrew Robertson, Alan Opsahl, Peter M Burch, Peter Bialek, Carl Morris, Jane Owens
BACKGROUND: The treatments currently approved for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a progressive skeletal muscle wasting disease, address the needs of only a small proportion of patients resulting in an urgent need for therapies that benefit all patients regardless of the underlying mutation. Myostatin is a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) family of ligands and is a negative regulator of skeletal muscle mass. Loss of myostatin has been shown to increase muscle mass and improve muscle function in both normal and dystrophic mice...
November 9, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119715/glabridin-inhibits-the-activation-of-myofibroblasts-in-human-fibrotic-buccal-mucosal-fibroblasts-through-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling
#20
Ping-Hui Lee, Pei-Ming Chu, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Hui-Wen Yang, Pin Ju Chueh, Yu-Feng Huang, Yi-Wen Liao, Cheng-Chia Yu
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) has been recognized as one of the oral potentially malignant disorders. Areca nut chewing is implicated in this pathological fibrosis, and it causes chronic inflammation and persistent activation of myofibroblasts. As yet, existing treatments only provide temporary symptomatic relief and there is a lack of an effective intervention to cure OSF. Therefore, development of approaches to ameliorate myofibroblast activities becomes a crucial objective to prevent the malignant progression of OSF...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
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