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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428902/nonfamilial-juvenile-polyposis-syndrome-with-exon-5-novel-mutation-in-smad-4-gene
#1
Amna Ahmed, Badr Alsaleem
Juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) is a rare autosomal dominant hereditary disorder, characterized by multiple juvenile polyps in the gastrointestinal tract and an increased risk of colorectal cancer. JPS is most frequently caused by mutations in the SMAD4 or BMPR1A genes. Herein, we report a child with juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) with a novel mutation in the SMAD4 gene. An 8-year-old boy presented with recurrent rectal bleeding and was found to have multiple polyps in the entire colon. The histology of the resected polyps was consistent with juvenile polyps...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428712/notch-signaling-mediated-by-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-pathway-in-concanavalin-a-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
#2
Yi Wang, Ruo-Wu Shen, Bing Han, Zhen Li, Le Xiong, Feng-Yu Zhang, Bei-Bei Cong, Bei Zhang
AIM: To explore the exact interaction between Notch and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling in liver fibrosis. METHODS: We established a rat model of liver fibrosis induced by concanavalin A. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from the modeled rats, and cultured with γ-secretase inhibitor DAPT and TGF-β inhibitor for 24 h. The mRNA levels of Notch and TGF-β signaling were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427476/regeneration-of-full-thickness-skin-defects-by-differentiated-adipose-derived-stem-cells-into-fibroblast-like-cells-by-fibroblast-conditioned-medium
#3
Woojune Hur, Hoon Young Lee, Hye Sook Min, Maierdanjiang Wufuer, Chang-Won Lee, Ji An Hur, Sang Hyon Kim, Byeung Kyu Kim, Tae Hyun Choi
BACKGROUND: Fibroblasts are ubiquitous cells in the human body and are absolutely necessary for wound healing such as for injured skin. This role of fibroblasts was the reason why we aimed to differentiate human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs) into fibroblasts and to test their wound healing potency. Recent reports on hADSC-derived conditioned medium have indicated stimulation of collagen synthesis as well as migration of dermal fibroblasts in wound sites with these cells. Similarly, human fibroblast-derived conditioned medium (F-CM) was reported to contain a variety of factors known to be important for growth of skin...
April 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426320/transient-exposure-to-androgens-induces-a-remarkable-self-sustained-quiescent-state-in-dispersed-prostate-cancer-cells
#4
Anh Thu Bui, Meng-Er Huang, Maryline Havard, Fanny Laurent-Tchenio, François Dautry, Thierry Tchenio
Cellular quiescence is a reversible cell growth arrest that is often assumed to require a persistence of non-permissive external growth conditions for its maintenance. In this work, we showed that androgen could induce a quiescent state that is self-sustained in a cell-autonomous manner through a "hit and run" mechanism in androgen receptor-expressing prostate cancer cells. This phenomenon required the set-up of a sustained redox imbalance and TGFβ/BMP signaling that were dependent on culturing cells at low density...
April 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424263/the-kielin-chordin-like-protein-kcp-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-mice
#5
Abdul Soofi, Katherine I Wolf, Margo P Emont, Nathan Qi, Gabriel Martinez-Santibanez, Edward Grimley, Wesam Ostwani, Gregory R Dressler
Obesity and its associated complications, such as insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are reaching epidemic proportions. In mice, the TGF-beta superfamily is implicated in the regulation of white and brown adipose tissue differentiation. The Kielin/chordin-like Protein (KCP) is a secreted regulator of the TGF-beta superfamily pathways that can inhibit both TGF-beta and activin signals while enhancing bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling. However, KCP's effects on metabolism and obesity have not been studied in animal models...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423685/tumor-fibroblast-interactions-stimulate-tumor-vascularization-by-enhancing-cytokine-driven-production-of-mmp9-by-tumor-cells
#6
Michelle Limoge, Alfiya Safina, Amy Beattie, Lauren Kapus, Alexander M Truskinovsky, Andrei V Bakin
Advance-stage breast carcinomas include significant amounts of fibroblasts and infiltrating immune cells which have been implicated in tumor growth, recurrence, and response to therapy. The present study investigated the contribution of fibroblasts to tumor growth using direct tumor-fibroblast co-cultures and tumor xenograft models. Our findings revealed that fibroblasts enhance breast carcinoma growth by promoting the tumor vasculature via the MMP9-dependent mechanism. In tumor-fibroblast co-cultures, fibroblasts increased expression of TGF-β, TNF, and IL-1β cytokines in tumor cells...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423500/the-role-of-hesperetin-on-osteogenesis-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-its-function-in-bone-regeneration
#7
Deting Xue, Erman Chen, Wei Zhang, Xiang Gao, Shengdong Wang, Qiang Zheng, Zhijun Pan, Hang Li, Ling Liu
Hesperetin has been suggested to be involved in bone strength. We aimed to investigate the effects of hesperetin on the osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells and its related mechanisms. We showed that hesperetin promoted osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells in vitro. It potentially exerts its effects via the ERK and Smad signaling pathways. Using a rat osteotomy model, we showed that human mesenchymal stem cells combined with a hesperetin/gelatin sponge scaffold resulted in accelerated fracture healing in vivo...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423499/imidazoline-i2-receptor-inhibitor-idazoxan-regulates-the-progression-of-hepatic-fibrosis-via-akt-nrf2-smad2-3-signaling-pathway
#8
Li Xuanfei, Chen Hao, Yi Zhujun, Liu Yanming, Gong Jianping
Liver fibrosis is a global health problem and its relationship with imidazoline I2 receptor has not been reported. This study aimed to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of imidazoline I2 receptor (I2R) inhibitor idazoxan (IDA) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis. In vivo liver fibrosis in mice was induced by intraperitoneally injections of CCl4 for eight weeks, and in vitro studies were performed on activated LX2 cells treated with transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). Our results showed that IDA significantly improved liver inflammation, ameliorated hepatic stellate cells activation and reduced collagen accumulation by suppressing the pro-fibrogenic signaling of TGF-β/Smad...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421464/a-novel-tp53-mutation-associated-with-twist1-and-sip1-expression-in-an-aggressive-adrenocortical-carcinoma
#9
Daniel Bulzico, Davi Coe Torres, Gerson Moura Ferreira, Bruno Ricardo Barreto Pires, Paulo Antônio Silvestre de Faria, Rocio Hassan, Eliana Abdelhay, Mario Vaisman, Leonardo Vieira Neto
Adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are very rare tumors related to TP53 mutations mostly in childhood onset cases. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) transcription factors TWIST1 and Smad interacting protein 1 (SIP1) are related to poorer outcomes in other malignancies, but their role in ACC is unknown. We describe a case of an advanced metastatic ACC (Weiss-score of 9) in a patient at age 76. After primary tumor resection, mitotane therapy was started as palliation to low-volume liver metastasis. After a 2-year period of stable disease, the patient died due to brain metastasis...
April 18, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421197/ginsenoside-rg1-ameliorates-cigarette-smoke-induced-airway-fibrosis-by-suppressing-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#10
Sibin Guan, Qian Liu, Fengfeng Han, Wen Gu, Lin Song, Yue Zhang, Xuejun Guo, Weiguo Xu
Small airway fibrosis is a key pathological process accompanying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and includes fibroblast/myofibroblast transdifferentiation and excessive extracellular matrix deposition. Ginsenoside Rg1, one of the main active ingredients of Panax ginseng, has been shown to exert an antifibrotic effect in many tissues. However, little is known about the underlying mechanism and whether ginsenoside Rg1 can exert an effect on small airway fibrosis. We investigated the anti-small airway fibrosis effects of ginsenoside Rg1 in human embryonic lung fibroblasts and in COPD rats...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420927/in-silico-analysis-of-fragile-histidine-triad-involved-in-regression-of-carcinoma
#11
Muhammad Asif Rasheed, Fatima Tariq, Sara Afzal, Shazia Mannanv
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCCa) is a primary malignancy of the liver. Many different proteins are involved in HCCa including insulin growth factor (IGF) II , signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) 3, STAT4, mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 4 (SMAD 4), fragile histidine triad (FHIT) and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) etc. The present study is based on the bioinformatics analysis of FHIT protein in order to understand the proteomics aspect and improvement of the diagnosis of the disease based on the protein...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420144/retinoids-regulate-adipogenesis-involving-the-tgf%C3%AE-smad-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathways-in-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#12
Jun Cao, Yuhong Ma, Weiqi Yao, Xiaoye Zhang, Dongcheng Wu
Retinoids may regulate cell differentiation as ligands of retinoic acid receptors (RARs) and/or retinoid X receptors (RXRs). We showed that RAR agonists promoted adipogenesis by upregulating the expression of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein β (C/EBPβ) in the early stages, but blocked adipogenesis at a later stage in human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs). RXR agonists promoted adipogenesis at all time points in hBMSCs. The effect of RAR agonists was mediated mainly by the RARβ subtype. RAR agonists, in contrast to RXR agonists, significantly promoted the expression of RARβ...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418896/nfkb-is-essential-for-activin-induced-colorectal-cancer-migration-via-upregulation-of-pi3k-mdm2-pathway
#13
Arundhati Jana, Nancy L Krett, Grace Guzman, Ahmer Khalid, Ozkan Ozden, Jonas J Staudacher, Jessica Bauer, Seung Hyun Baik, Timothy Carroll, Cemal Yazici, Barbara Jung
Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a common and deadly cancer due to metastatic disease. Activin and TGFB (TGFβ) signaling are growth suppressive pathways that exert non-canonical pro-metastatic effects late in CRC carcinogenesis. We have recently shown that activin downregulates p21 via ubiquitination and degradation associated with enhanced cellular migration independent of SMADs. To investigate the mechanism of metastatic activin signaling, we examined activated NFkB signaling and activin ligand expression in CRC patient samples and found a strong correlation...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417919/sumo-specific-cysteine-protease-1-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-prostate-cancer-cells-via-regulating-smad4-desumoylation
#14
Xiaoyan Zhang, Hao Wang, Hua Wang, Fengjun Xiao, Prem Seth, Weidong Xu, Qinghua Jia, Chutse Wu, Yuefeng Yang, Lisheng Wang
In advanced prostate cancer, small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO)-specific cysteine protease 1 (SENP1) is up-regulated. However, the role of SENP1 in regulating deSUMOylation of TGF-β/SMADs signaling is unknown. In this study, we developed a lentiviral vector, PLKO.1-shSENP1, to silence SENP1 in prostate cancer cells with high metastatic characteristics (PC3M). Likewise, we also created an adenovirus vector, Ad5/F11p-SENP1 to over-express SENP1 in prostate cancer cells with low metastatic potential (LNCaP)...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416441/glechoma-hederacea-extracts-attenuate-cholestatic-liver-injury-in-a-bile-duct-ligated-rat-model
#15
Ya-Yu Wang, Shih-Yi Lin, Wen-Ying Chen, Su-Lan Liao, Chih-Cheng Wu, Pin-Ho Pan, Su-Tze Chou, Chun-Jung Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In traditional Chinese medicine, Glechoma hederacea is frequently prescribed to patients with cholelithiasis, dropsy, abscess, diabetes, inflammation, and jaundice. Polyphenolic compounds are main bioactive components of Glechoma hederacea. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective potential of hot water extract of Glechoma hederacea against cholestatic liver injury in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cholestatic liver injury was produced by ligating common bile ducts in Sprague-Dawley rats...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415588/smad-inhibitor-induces-csc-differentiation-for-effective-chemosensitization-in-cyclin-d1-and-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-regulated-liver-cancer-stem-cell-like-cells
#16
Wei Xia, Chung Mau Lo, Randy Y C Poon, Tan To Cheung, Albert C Y Chan, Lin Chen, Sitian Yang, George S W Tsao, Xiao Qi Wang
Understanding cancer stem cell (CSC) maintenance pathways is critical for the development of CSC-targeting therapy. Here, we investigated the functional role of the cyclin D1-dependent activation of Smad2/3 and Smad4 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) CSCs and in HCC primary tumors. Cyclin D1 sphere-derived xenograft tumor models were employed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of a Smad inhibitor in combination with chemotherapy. Cyclin D1 overexpression confers stemness properties by enhancing single sphere formation, enhancing the CD90+ and EpCAM+ population, increasing stemness gene expression, and increasing chemoresistance...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414040/sars-coronavirus-papain-like-protease-up-regulates-the-collagen-expression-through-non-samd-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling
#17
Ching-Ying Wang, Chien-Yi Lu, Shih-Wen Li, Chien-Chen Lai, Chun-Hung Hua, Su-Hua Huang, Ying-Ju Lin, Mann-Jen Hour, Cheng-Wen Lin
SARS coronavirus (CoV) papain-like protease (PLpro) reportedly induced the production of TGF-β1 through p38 MAPK/STAT3-meidated Egr-1-dependent activation (Sci. Rep. 6, 25754). This study investigated the correlation of PLpro-induced TGF-β1 with the expression of Type I collagen in human lung epithelial cells and mouse pulmonary tissues. Specific inhibitors for TGF-βRI, p38 MAPK, MEK, and STAT3 proved that SARS-CoV PLpro induced TGF-β1-dependent up-regulation of Type I collagen in vitro and in vivo. Subcellular localization analysis of SMAD3 and SMAD7 indicated that non-SMAD pathways in TGF-β1 signaling involved in the production of Type I collagen in transfected cells with pSARS-PLpro...
April 13, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413908/molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-podocyte-emt-and-concomitant-diabetic-kidney-diseases-an-update
#18
Qidi Ying, Guanzhong Wu
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a tightly regulated process by which epithelial cells lose their hallmark epithelial characteristics and gain the features of mesenchymal cells. For podocytes, expression of nephrin, podocin, P-cadherin, and ZO-1 is downregulated, the slit diaphragm (SD) will be altered, and the actin cytoskeleton will be rearranged. Diabetes, especially hyperglycemia, has been demonstrated to incite podocyte EMT through several molecular mechanisms such as TGF-β/Smad classic pathway, Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, Integrins/integrin-linked kinase (ILK) signaling pathway, MAPKs signaling pathway, Jagged/Notch signaling pathway, and NF-κB signaling pathway...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412214/chinese-medicine-bu-fei-decoction-attenuates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-inhibition-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Xi-Ran He, Shu-Yan Han, Xiao-Hong Li, Wen-Xian Zheng, Li-Na Pang, Shan-Tong Jiang, Ping-Ping Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Traditional Chinese medicine Bu-Fei decoction (BFD) has been utilized to treat patients with Qi deficiency for decades, with the advantages of invigorating vital energy, clearing heat-toxin and moistening lung, etc. According to previous clinical experience and trials, BFD has been found to indeed improve life quality of lung cancer patients and prolong survival time. Nevertheless, little is known on its potential mechanisms so far. Being regarded as a pivotal cytokine in the tumor microenvironment, transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) stands out as a robust regulator of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is closely linked to tumor progression...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406769/dexamethasone-effect-on-the-expression-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-smads-signaling-pathway-in-benign-biliary-stricture-fibroblasts-in-rodent
#20
Ke -Yue Li, Cheng -Xian Shi, Jian -Zhao Huang, Ke -Li Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of dexamethasone on transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1/Smads signaling pathway in benign biliary stricture (BBS) fibroblasts. STUDY DESIGN: An experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang, Guizhou, China, from January to August 2016. METHODOLOGY: Fibroblasts derived from rabbit BBS model were cultured and identified, then treated by different concentration of dexamethasone (0...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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