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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719670/suppressive-effect-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-on-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#1
Ryo Matoba, Yuki Morizane, Yusuke Shiode, Masayuki Hirano, Shinichiro Doi, Shinji Toshima, Ryoichi Araki, Mika Hosogi, Tomoko Yonezawa, Fumio Shiraga
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells plays a central role in the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a key regulator of energy homeostasis, on the EMT in RPE cells. In this study, EMT-associated formation of cellular aggregates was induced by co-stimulation of cultured ARPE-19 cells with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (10 ng/ml) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2 (5 ng/ml)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718798/co-expression-network-and-pathway-analyses-reveal-important-modules-of-mirnas-regulating-milk-yield-and-component-traits
#2
Duy N Do, Pier-Luc Dudemaine, Ran Li, Eveline M Ibeagha-Awemu
Co-expression network analyses provide insights into the molecular interactions underlying complex traits and diseases. In this study, co-expression network analysis was performed to detect expression patterns (modules or clusters) of microRNAs (miRNAs) during lactation, and to identify miRNA regulatory mechanisms for milk yield and component traits (fat, protein, somatic cell count (SCC), lactose, and milk urea nitrogen (MUN)) via miRNA target gene enrichment analysis. miRNA expression (713 miRNAs), and milk yield and components (Fat%, Protein%, lactose, SCC, MUN) data of nine cows at each of six different time points (day 30 (D30), D70, D130, D170, D230 and D290) of an entire lactation curve were used...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718708/enhanced-bone-repair-induced-by-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-on-osteogenic-extracellular-matrix-ornamented-small-intestinal-submucosa
#3
Chi Zhang, Mei Li, Jinjin Zhu, Fangmiao Luo, Jiyuan Zhao
AIM: Our aim was to design an osteogenic extracellular matrix (ECM) coated bioscaffold and to apply it to critical bone defect repair with adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). MATERIALS & METHODS: Morphology of scaffolds was scanned by scanning electron microscope. Cell adhesion, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of ADSCs on ECM-small intestinal submucosa (SIS) were evaluated by immunofluorescences staining, cell counting kit-8 and real-time qPCR, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718465/structure-and-molecular-packing-in-smectic-bcr-and-ad-phases-of-schiff-base-liquid-crystal-compounds-through-the-analyses-of-layer-spacing-entropy-and-crystal-structure
#4
Yasuhisa Yamamura, Takahito Murakoshi, Sakiko Iwagaki, Natalia Osiecka, Hideki Saitoh, Mafumi Hishida, Zbigniew Galewski, Maria Massalska-Arodź, Kazuya Saito
Single-crystal structural analyses and heat capacity measurements were performed on two Schiff base liquid crystal compounds, 5CBAA (4-chlorobenzylidene-4'-pentyloxyaniline) and 5ABCA (4-pentyloxybenzylidene-4'-chloroaniline). The alkyloxy-chain of a 5CBAA molecule was conformationally ordered in the crystal at room temperature. While that of 5ABCA was partially disordered in the room temperature phase but ordered in a low-temperature phase at 100 K. The structural phase transition involving the disordering of the conformation was observed at 107 K in the heat capacity of 5ABCA...
July 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715365/analysis-of-the-c-kit-ligand-promoter-using-chromatin-immunoprecipitation
#5
Pingyu Zhang, Andres Rojas, Boris Blechacz
Multiple cellular processes, including DNA replication and repair, DNA recombination, and gene expression, require interactions between proteins and DNA. Therefore, DNA-protein interactions regulate multiple physiological, pathophysiological, and biological functions, such as cell differentiation, cell proliferation, cell cycle control, chromosome stability, epigenetic gene regulation, and cell transformation. In eukaryotic cells, the DNA interacts with histone and nonhistone proteins and is condensed into chromatin...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714568/exposure-to-reversine-affects-the-chondrocyte-morphology-and-phenotype-in-vitro
#6
S Gasparini, F Villa, L Molfetta, E Repaci, P Castagnola, R Quarto, P Giannoni
Articular chondrocytes derived from osteoarthritic tissues (OA-HAC) show a severely reduced chondrogenic commitment. This impairment undermines their use for tissue-engineered cartilage repair, which relies on cell proliferation and growth to meet the therapeutic needs but also on efficient cell plasticity to recover the chondrogenic phenotype. Reversine (Rev), a 2,6-disubstituted purine inhibitor of spindle-assembly checkpoints, was described to convert differentiated mesenchymal cells to their undifferentiated precursors...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713920/low%C3%A2-dose-halofuginone-inhibits-the-synthesis-of-type-i-collagen-without-influencing-type-ii-collagen-in-the-extracellular-matrix-of-chondrocytes
#7
Zeng Li, Hao Fei, Zhen Wang, Tianyi Zhu
Full‑thickness and large area defects of articular cartilage are unable to completely repair themselves and require surgical intervention, including microfracture, autologous or allogeneic osteochondral grafts, and autologous chondrocyte implantation. A large proportion of regenerative cartilage exists as fibrocartilage, which is unable to withstand impacts in the same way as native hyaline cartilage, owing to excess synthesis of type I collagen in the matrix. The present study demonstrated that low‑dose halofuginone (HF), a plant alkaloid isolated from Dichroa febrifuga, may inhibit the synthesis of type I collagen without influencing type II collagen in the extracellular matrix of chondrocytes...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713900/nlrc5-silencing-ameliorates-cardiac-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-tgf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-1-smad3-signaling-pathway
#8
Hongtao Zhou, Xuefang Yu, Guiming Zhou
The proliferation of cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) and excessive deposition of extracellular matrix are the predominant pathological characteristics of cardiac fibrosis. As the largest member of the nucleotide‑binding domain and leucine‑rich repeat (NLR) family, NLRC5 has been shown to be pivotal in the development of hepatic fibrosis. However, whether NLRC5 is involved in the pathogenesis of cardiac fibrosis remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the role of NLRC5 and its mechanisms in regulating cardiac fibrosis...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710422/enmd-1068-inhibits-liver-fibrosis-through-attenuation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-3-signaling-in-mice
#9
Quan Sun, Yan Wang, Jie Zhang, Jing Lu
Protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis. We studied the effect of N1-3-methylbutyryl-N4-6-aminohexanoyl-piperazine (ENMD-1068), a PAR-2 antagonist, on the development of CCl4-induced liver fibrosis in mice and activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) isolated from the mice. Before CCl4 injection, the mice were injected intraperitoneally with either 25 mg/kg or 50 mg/kg ENMD-1068 or with 200 μL of the vehicle control twice per week for 4 weeks...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707079/down-regulation-of-mir-23a-inhibits-high-glucose-induced-emt-and-renal-fibrogenesis-by-up-regulation-of-snon
#10
Haiping Xu, Fuyun Sun, Xiuli Li, Lina Sun
It has been reported that transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) signaling plays an important role in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The nuclear transcription co-repressor Ski-related novel protein N (SnoN) is a critical negative regulator of TGF-β1/Smad signal pathway, involving in tubule epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation, and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. In this study, we focused on miR-23a as a regulator of SnoN. Our purpose is to study the effects of miR-23a on high glucose (HG)-induced EMT process and ECM deposition in HK2 cells...
July 13, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704917/the-role-of-hypoxia-on-the-acquisition-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cancer-stemness-a-possible-link-to-epigenetic-regulation
#11
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Chang Dong Yeo, Nahyeon Kang, Su Yeon Choi, Bit Na Kim, Chan Kwon Park, Jin Woo Kim, Young Kyoon Kim, Seung Joon Kim
A hypoxic microenvironment leads to cancer progression and increases the metastatic potential of cancer cells within tumors via epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stemness acquisition. The hypoxic response pathway can occur under oxygen tensions of < 40 mmHg through hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs), which are considered key mediators in the adaptation to hypoxia. Previous studies have shown that cellular responses to hypoxia are required for EMT and cancer stemness maintenance through HIF-1α and HIF-2α...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704388/the-mir-23a-27a-24-2-microrna-cluster-buffers-transcription-and-signaling-pathways-during-hematopoiesis
#12
Jeffrey L Kurkewich, Justin Hansen, Nathan Klopfenstein, Helen Zhang, Christian Wood, Austin Boucher, Joseph Hickman, David E Muench, H Leighton Grimes, Richard Dahl
MicroRNA cluster mirn23a has previously been shown to promote myeloid development at the expense of lymphoid development in overexpression and knockout mouse models. This polarization is observed early in hematopoietic development, with an increase in common lymphoid progenitors (CLPs) and a decrease in all myeloid progenitor subsets in adult bone marrow. The pool size of multipotential progenitors (MPPs) is unchanged; however, in this report we observe by flow cytometry that polarized subsets of MPPs are changed in the absence of mirn23a...
July 13, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703293/bmp-and-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-regulate-the-formation-of-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-derived-progenitor-cells-in-the-avian-retina
#13
Levi Todd, Isabella Palazzo, Natalie Squires, Ninoshka Mendonca, Andy J Fischer
Müller glia-derived progenitor cells (MGPCs) have the capability to regenerate neurons in the retinas of different vertebrate orders. The formation of MGPCs is regulated by a network of cell-signaling pathways. The purpose of this study was to investigate how BMP/Smad1/5/8- and TGFβ/Smad2/3-signaling are coordinated to influence the formation of MGPCs in the chick model system. We find that pSmad1/5/8 is selectively up-regulated in the nuclei of Müller glia following treatment with BMP4, FGF2, or NMDA-induced damage, and this up-regulation is blocked by a dorsomorphin analogue DMH1...
July 13, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702892/a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-smad3-attenuates-resistance-to-anti-her2-drugs-in-her2-positive-breast-cancer-cells
#14
Yoko Chihara, Masafumi Shimoda, Ami Hori, Ako Ohara, Yasuto Naoi, Jun-Ichiro Ikeda, Naofumi Kagara, Tomonori Tanei, Atsushi Shimomura, Kenzo Shimazu, Seung Jin Kim, Shinzaburo Noguchi
PURPOSE: Resistance against anti-HER2 drugs in HER2-positive breast cancer is a major obstacle to the improving prognosis. Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) is a cytokine involved in the acquisition of more malignant phenotypes through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cell (CSC) properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of TGFβ and its downstream SMAD pathway on resistance to anti-HER2 drugs. METHODS: HER2-positive breast cancer cell lines were stimulated with TGFβ for 14 days...
July 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702135/effect-of-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway-blocking-on-expression-profiles-of-mir-335-mir-150-mir-194-mir-27a-and-mir-199a-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-hscs
#15
Parivash Davoodian, Mehrdad Ravanshad, Seyed Younes Hosseini, Sayyad Khanizadeh, Mohammad Almasian, Azim Nejati Zadeh, Hamed Esmaiili Lashgarian
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of inhibition of TGF-β/smad signaling on the expression profiles of miR-335, miR-150, miR-194, miR-27a, miR-199a of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is excessive deposition of extracellular matrix proteins due to ongoing inflammation and HSC activation that occurs in most types of chronic liver diseases. Recent studies have shown the importance of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of chronic liver diseases...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701310/deletion-of-%C3%AE-1-integrin-in-collecting-duct-principal-cells-leads-to-tubular-injury-and-renal-medullary-fibrosis
#16
Fahmy A Mamuya, Dongping Xie, Lei Lei, Ming Huang, Kenji Tsuji, Diane E Capen, Baoxue Yang, Ralph Weissleder, Teodor G Păunescu, Hua Jenny Lu
The renal collecting duct (CD) contains two major cell types, intercalated (ICs) and principal cells (PCs). A previous report showed that deletion of β-1 integrin in the entire renal CD causes defective CD morphogenesis resulting in kidney dysfunction. However, subsequent deletion of β-1 integrin specifically in ICs, and PCs respectively did not cause any morphological defects in the CDs. The discrepancy between these studies prompts us to reinvestigate the role of β-1 integrin in CD cells, specifically in the PCs...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700735/molecular-mechanisms-by-which-casein-glycomacropeptide-maintains-internal-homeostasis-in-mice-with-experimental-ulcerative-colitis
#17
Yongbo Cui, Chenchen Zhu, Zhu Ming, Jiangming Cao, Yali Yan, Pei Zhao, Guangchang Pang, Zixin Deng, Yi Yao, Qingsen Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which food-derived casein glycomacropeptide (CGMP) maintains internal homeostasis in the intestinal mucosa and to investigate the effects of CGMP on the intestinal mucosal immunological barrier and related signal transduction pathways. METHODS: In this study, a famoxadone (OXZ)-induced mouse experimental ulcerative colitis (UC) model was built. The experimental UC mice were intragastrically administered milk-derived CGMP for four consecutive days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698735/cardioprotection-against-heart-failure-by-shenfu-injection-via-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-signaling-pathway
#18
Jingyu Ni, Yang Shi, Lan Li, Jingrui Chen, Lingyan Li, Min Li, Jinqiang Zhu, Yan Zhu, Guanwei Fan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential cardioprotective mechanism of Shenfu injection (SFI) against heart failure (HF) by attenuating myocardial fibrosis and cardiac remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four weeks after myocardial infarction (MI), adult male Sprague Dawley rats were randomized for 4-week treatment with Valsartan, SFI, or vehicle. Echocardiography and hemodynamics were applied to evaluate cardiac functions. Myocardia of coronary artery ligated (CAD) rats were observed to investigate changes in cardiac structure and function...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698147/rip2-deficiency-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-pressure-overload-induced-mice
#19
Cui-Hua Zhao, Xiang Ma, Hong-Yu Guo, Peng Li, Hong-Yang Liu
Although the pathological cardiac hypertrophy presents a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms underlying the disease is still poor. Here, we reported that receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase 2 (RIP2), promoting pro-inflammatory gene expression, enhanced the pathological cardiac hypertrophy in animals. The effects of RIP2 on the cardiac hypertrophy triggered by pathological stimuli have not been fully investigated. In our study, mice were subjected to aortic banding (AB) surgery to explore the pathological, echocardiographic and molecular mechanisms...
July 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697500/cx43-and-smad-mediated-tgf-%C3%AE-bmp-signaling-pathway-promotes-cartilage-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-inhibits-osteoblast-differentiation
#20
Ya-Dong Zhang, Shi-Chang Zhao, Zhong-Sheng Zhu, Yi-Fei Wang, Jian-Xiang Liu, Zhi-Cai Zhang, Feng Xue
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of Cx43- and Smad-mediated TGF-β/BMP signaling pathway on the differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into cartilage and inhibition of ossification. METHODS: BMSCs of Wistar rats were cultured and assigned into 5 groups for transfection with adenoviruses. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting were employed to detect mRNA and protein expressions of target genes...
July 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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