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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118338/sialidase-inhibitors-attenuate-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model
#1
Tejas R Karhadkar, Darrell Pilling, Nehemiah Cox, Richard H Gomer
Fibrosis involves increasing amounts of scar tissue appearing in a tissue, but what drives this is unclear. In fibrotic lesions in human and mouse lungs, we found extensive desialylation of glycoconjugates, and upregulation of sialidases. The fibrosis-associated cytokine TGF-β1 upregulates sialidases in human airway epithelium cells, lung fibroblasts, and immune system cells. Conversely, addition of sialidases to human peripheral blood mononuclear cells induces accumulation of extracellular TGF-β1, forming what appears to be a sialidase - TGF-β1 - sialidase positive feedback loop...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093497/retinoic-acid-signaling-maintains-epithelial-and-mesenchymal-progenitors-in-the-developing-mouse-ureter
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Tobias Bohnenpoll, Anna-Carina Weiss, Maurice Labuhn, Timo H Lüdtke, M-O Trowe, Andreas Kispert
The differentiated cell types of the mature ureter arise from the distal ureteric bud epithelium and its surrounding mesenchyme. Uncommitted epithelial cells first become intermediate cells from which both basal and superficial cells develop. Mesenchymal progenitors give rise to separated layers of adventitial fibrocytes, smooth muscle cells and lamina propria fibrocytes. How progenitor expansion and differentiation are balanced is poorly understood. Here, we addressed the role of retinoic acid (RA) signaling in these programs...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081339/crystalline-silica-promotes-rat-fibrocyte-differentiation-in-vitro-and-fibrocytes-participate-in-silicosis-in-vivo
#3
Juan Li, Wu Yao, Jian Yong Hou, Lin Zhang, Lei Bao, Hui Ting Chen, Di Wang, Zhong Zheng Yue, Yi Ping Li, Miao Zhang, Chang Fu Hao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of SiO2 on fibrocytes and whether fibrocytes participate in silicosis in vivo. METHODS: A macrophagocyte (AM)/fibrocyte coculture system was established, and AMs were treated with 100 μg/mL SiO2. Flow cytometry was used to detect the number of fibrocytes. Real-time PCR was performed to measure the expression of collagen I, collagen III, and α-SMA mRNA. The levels of collagen I, collagen III, and TGF-β1 protein were determined by ELISA...
September 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056901/interleukin-10-attenuates-hypochlorous-acid-mediated-cytotoxicity-to-hei-oc1-cochlear-cells
#4
Martin Mwangi, Sung-Hee Kil, David Phak, Hun Yi Park, David J Lim, Raekil Park, Sung K Moon
Inflammatory reaction plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of acquired hearing loss such as ototoxicity and labyrinthitis. In our earlier work, we showed the pivotal role of otic fibrocytes in cochlear inflammation and the critical involvement of proinflammatory cytokines in cisplatin ototoxicity. We also demonstrated that otic fibrocytes inhibit monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (CCL2) upregulation in response to interleukin-10 (IL-10) via heme oxygenase 1 (HMOX1) signaling, resulting in suppression of cochlear inflammation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056521/study-on-the-role-of-hsa-mir-31-5p-in-hypertrophic-scar-formation-and-the-mechanism
#5
X Wang, Y Zhang, B H Jiang, Q Zhang, R P Zhou, L Zhang, Wang Chen
Hypertrophic scar (HS) formation is associated with the fibrosis of fibrocytes caused by excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis and deposition, the initial event of HS formation. Our high throughput screen of miRNA expression profiles identified hsa-miR31-5p, whose transcription level was most differentially in normal skin fibroblasts (NS) and HS among other miRNAs. The level of hsa-miR31-5p in HS was significantly higher than in NS. In-vitro functional experiments showed hsa-miR31-5p knockdown remarkably suppressed the proliferation of hypertrophic scar fibroblasts (HSFBs) under hypoxia, promoted cell invasion, and inhibited the expression of Collagen I and III and Fibronectin (FN), suggesting that hsa-miR31-5p knockdown effectively reduces HS formation caused by excessive ECM synthesis and deposition in HSFBs under hypoxia...
October 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040281/impaired-anti-fibrotic-effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-a-mouse-model-of-pulmonary-paracoccidioidomycosis
#6
Julián Camilo Arango, Juan David Puerta-Arias, Paula Andrea Pino-Tamayo, Lina María Salazar-Peláez, Mauricio Rojas, Ángel González
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) have been consider as a promising therapy in fibrotic diseases. Experimental models suggest that BMMSCs may be used as an alternative therapy to treat chemical- or physical-induced pulmonary fibrosis. We investigated the anti-fibrotic potential of BMMSCs in an experimental model of lung fibrosis by infection with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. BMMSCs were isolated and purified from BALB/c mice using standardized methods. BALB/c male mice were inoculated by intranasal infection of 1...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039786/tgf-%C3%AE-induced-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-fibrotic-diseases
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Evangelia Pardali, Gonzalo Sanchez-Duffhues, Maria Catalina Gomez-Puerto, Peter Ten Dijke
Fibrotic diseases are characterized by net accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins in affected organs leading to their dysfunction and ultimate failure. Myofibroblasts have been identified as the cells responsible for the progression of the fibrotic process, and they originate from several sources, including quiescent tissue fibroblasts, circulating CD34⁺ fibrocytes and the phenotypic conversion of various cell types into activated myofibroblasts. Several studies have demonstrated that endothelial cells can transdifferentiate into mesenchymal cells through a process termed endothelial- mesenchymal transition (EndMT) and that this can give rise to activated myofibroblasts involved in the development of fibrotic diseases...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032664/the-protective-effect-of-egb-761-against-3-nitropropionic-acid-induced-hearing-loss-the-role-of-sirtuin-1
#8
Mun Young Chang, Jihye Rhee, Shin Hye Kim, Young Ho Kim
Objectives: Local administration of 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NP) to the inner ear induces sensorineural hearing loss. Several studies have shown the otoprotective effects of ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761. Moreover, EGb 761 has been reported to activate Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1). The present study was designed to investigate whether EGb 761 prevents 3-NPinduced sensorineural hearing loss and determine its effects on the expression of SIRT1. Methods: Sprague Dawley rats were divided into four experimental groups: control group receiving vehicle of 3-NP, EGb group receiving EGb 761, 3-NP group receiving 3-NP, and EGb+3-NP group receiving EGb 761 and 3-NP...
October 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972433/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-contribution-to-the-recruitment-of-circulating-fibrocytes-to-the-lung-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-allergic-asthma
#9
Zhuang-Gui Chen, Ping Meng, Hong-Tao Li, Ming Li, Li-Fen Yang, Yan Yan, Ya-Ting Li, Xiao-Ling Zou, De-Yun Wang, Tian-Tuo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Fibrocyte localization to the airways and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) overexpression in the lung are features of severe asthma. The aim of this study was to determine whether TSLP contributes to fibrocyte trafficking and airway remodeling in a mouse model of allergic asthma. METHODS: We established a chronic asthma animal model by administering house dust mite (HDM) extracts intranasally for up to 5 consecutive weeks. Mouse anti-TSLP monoclonal antibody (mAb) was given intraperitoneally starting the 4(th) week...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972432/interleukin-34-promotes-fibrocyte-proliferation
#10
Carole L Galligan, Eleanor N Fish
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease affecting multiple joints. It remains unclear which factors in the circulation are associated with the systemic spread of the disease. Fibrocytes are pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells present in the circulation of RA patients. Our earlier findings implicated activated fibrocytes in the etiology of onset and pathogenesis of RA. Elevated levels of interleukin-34 (IL-34) in the serum and synovial fluid of RA patients are associated with rheumatoid factor and anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies, indicators of RA...
October 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968441/r1r2-peptide-ameliorates-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice-through-fibrocyte-migration-and-differentiation
#11
Hou-Yu Chiang, Pao-Hsien Chu, Ting-Hein Lee
Circulating fibrocytes play a key role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrocytes are bone marrow-derived leukocytes, which enter the lungs in response to their chemoattractant CXCL12 and differentiate into fibroblasts or myofibroblasts, leading to excess deposition of the collagen-rich extracellular matrix. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and MMP-2, secreted by fibrocytes, degrade the subendothelial basement membrane and promote fibrocyte influx into the lungs. Here, we demonstrate that R1R2, a novel peptide derived from the bacterial adhesin SFS, attenuates pulmonary fibrosis by preventing the differentiation of fibrocytes into myofibroblasts and by reducing the invasion of fibrocytes through basement membrane-like proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932030/immunohistochemical-analysis-of-stromal-fibrocytes-and-myofibroblasts-to-envision-the-invasion-and-lymph-node-metastasis-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sowmya J Rao, Jyothi Bellur Madhava Rao, Pp Jagadish Rao
BACKGROUND: Tumor cells work in close coordination with stromal elements from its stage of emergence to metastasis. The study was designed to assess the presence and distribution pattern of stromal fibrocytes and myofibroblasts in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Possibility of using these stromal cells as a marker for invasion and lymphnode metastasis was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 cases of OSCC consisting twenty cases of each lymph node positive (pN+) and lymph node negative (pN0) samples and ten normal oral mucosa (NOM) tissues were subjected to double immunostaining using CD34 and alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) antibodies...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915889/anti-fibrotic-efficacy-of-nintedanib-in-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-the-inhibition-of-fibrocyte-activity
#13
Seidai Sato, Shintaro Shinohara, Shinya Hayashi, Shun Morizumi, Shuichi Abe, Hiroyasu Okazaki, Yanjuan Chen, Hisatsugu Goto, Yoshinori Aono, Hirohisa Ogawa, Kazuya Koyama, Haruka Nishimura, Hiroshi Kawano, Yuko Toyoda, Hisanori Uehara, Yasuhiko Nishioka
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is specific for platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFR), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR), and vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR), has recently been approved for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrocytes are bone marrow-derived progenitor cells that produce growth factors and contribute to fibrogenesis in the lungs. However, the effects of nintedanib on the functions of fibrocytes remain unclear...
September 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867656/possible-contribution-of-fibrocytes-to-increased-type-i-collagen-synthesis-during-the-early-stage-of-dermal-wound-repair-in-human-skin
#14
Min Sun, Peiru Wang, Toru Okubo, Jeffrey S Orringer, John J Voorhees, Gary J Fisher, Yong Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867182/deficiency-of-klf4-compromises-the-lung-function-in-an-acute-mouse-model-of-allergic-asthma
#15
Jeanette A Nimpong, Wintana Gebregziabher, Udai P Singh, Prakash Nagarkatti, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Johnie Hodge, Chunming Liu, Daping Fan, Walden Ai
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways and the mechanisms are not fully understood. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous group of monocytes, granulocyte and myeloid cells at early stage of differentiation. They possess phenotypic plasticity and regulate airway inflammation. We recently reported that Kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) regulates MDSC differentiation into fibrocytes, emerging effectors in chronic inflammation. However, the role of KLF4 in asthma is not known...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846982/mir-200a-modulates-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-shift-via-suppression-of-grb2-in-haecs
#16
Hao Zhang, Jianguo Hu, Liming Liu
Endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) is closely associated with embryogenesis, injury restitution, tissue neogenesis, tumor progressions and viscera fibrosis. EndMT may occur in the proximal tubular endothelial cells, inducing fibroblasts to produce matrix and then accelerating the process of cardiac fibrosis. Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), a profibrotic cytokine, was recently shown to be a crucial trigger of EndMT in tubular endothelial cells. Increasing evidence suggests that growth factor receptor-bound 2 (GRB2) dysfunction affects fibrocytes; thus, GRB2 may be a novel target for treating fibrosis...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832600/hpn-07-a-free-radical-spin-trapping-agent-protects-against-functional-cellular-and-electrophysiological-changes-in-the-cochlea-induced-by-acute-acoustic-trauma
#17
Donald Ewert, Ning Hu, Xiaoping Du, Wei Li, Matthew B West, Chul-Hee Choi, Robert Floyd, Richard D Kopke
Oxidative stress is considered a major cause of the structural and functional changes associated with auditory pathologies induced by exposure to acute acoustic trauma AAT). In the present study, we examined the otoprotective effects of 2,4-disulfophenyl-N-tert-butylnitrone (HPN-07), a nitrone-based free radical trap, on the physiological and cellular changes in the auditory system of chinchilla following a six-hour exposure to 4 kHz octave band noise at 105 dB SPL. HPN-07 has been shown to suppress oxidative stress in biological models of a variety of disorders...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799208/ccr2-monocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-m-mdscs-inhibit-collagen-degradation-and-promote-lung-fibrosis-by-producing-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1
#18
Astrid Lebrun, Sandra Lo Re, Mathilde Chantry, Xavier Izquierdo Carerra, Francine Uwambayinema, Doriana Ricci, Raynal Devosse, Saloua Ibouraadaten, Lisa Brombin, Mihaly Palmai-Pallag, Yousof Yakoub, Manolis Pasparakis, Dominique Lison, François Huaux
Monocytes infiltrating scar tissue are predominantly viewed as progenitor cells. Here, we show that tissue CCR2(+) monocytes have specific immunosuppressive and profibrotic functions. CCR2(+) monocytic cells are acutely recruited to the lung before the onset of silica-induced fibrosis in mice. These tissue monocytes are defined as monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (M-MDSCs) because they significantly suppress T-lymphocyte proliferation in vitro. M-MDSCs collected from silica-treated mice also express transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, which stimulates lung fibroblasts to release tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1, an inhibitor of metalloproteinase collagenolytic activity...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738858/erythema-nodosum-masking-nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis-as-initial-skin-manifestation
#19
Kar Wah Fuah, Christopher Thiam Seong Lim
BACKGROUND: Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a complication of the gadolinium-based contrast agent used in imaging studies. It is typically characterised by hard, erythematous and indurated skin plaques with surrounding subcutaneous oedema. Distinct papules and subcutaneous nodules can also be seen. Fibrocytes in NSF are immunohistochemically positive for CD34. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of NSF occurred after gadolinium exposure in which the initial presentation mimics an erythema nodosum (EN)-like picture...
July 24, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720095/fibrocyte-measurement-in-peripheral-blood-correlates-with-number-of-cultured-mature-fibrocytes-in-vitro-and-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-interstitial-lung-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Søren Andreas Just, Hanne Lindegaard, Eva Kildall Hejbøl, Jesper Rømhild Davidsen, Niels Bjerring, Søren Werner Karlskov Hansen, Henrik Daa Schrøder, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen, Torben Barington, Christian Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) can be a severe extra-articular disease manifestation in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). A potential role of fibrocytes in RA associated ILD (RA-ILD) has not previously been described. We present a modified faster method for measuring circulating fibrocytes, without intracellular staining. The results are compared to the traditional culture method, where the number of monocytes that differentiate into mature fibrocytes in vitro are counted. The results are following compared to disease activity in patients with severe asthma, ILD, RA (without diagnosed ILD) and RA with verified ILD (RA-ILD)...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
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