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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738084/the-dkk3-gene-encodes-a-vital-intracellular-regulator-of-cell-proliferation
#1
Jack L Leonard, Deborah M Leonard, Scot A Wolfe, Jilin Liu, Jaime Rivera, Michelle Yang, Ryan T Leonard, Jacob P S Johnson, Prashant Kumar, Kate L Liebmann, Amanda A Tutto, Zhongming Mou, Karl J Simin
Members of the Dickkopf (Dkk) family of Wnt antagonists interrupt Wnt-induced receptor assembly and participate in axial patterning and cell fate determination. One family member, DKK3, does not block Wnt receptor activation. Loss of Dkk3 expression in cancer is associated with hyperproliferation and dysregulated ß-catenin signaling, and ectopic expression of Dkk3 halts cancer growth. The molecular events mediating the DKK3-dependent arrest of ß-catenin-driven cell proliferation in cancer cells are unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710530/proteomic-characterisation-reveals-active-wnt-signalling-by-human-multipotent-stromal-cells-as-a-key-regulator-of-beta-cell-survival-and-proliferation
#2
Miljan Kuljanin, Gillian I Bell, Stephen E Sherman, Gilles A Lajoie, David A Hess
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Novel strategies to stimulate the expansion of beta cell mass in situ are warranted for diabetes therapy. The aim of this study was to elucidate the secretome of human bone marrow (BM)-derived multipotent stromal cells (MSCs) with documented islet regenerative paracrine function. We hypothesised that regenerative MSCs will secrete a unique combination of protein factors that augment islet regeneration. METHODS: Human BM-derived MSCs were examined for glucose-lowering capacity after transplantation into streptozotocin-treated NOD/severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice and segregated into samples with regenerative (MSC(R)) vs nonregenerative (MSC(NR)) capacity...
July 14, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701962/the-effect-of-calendula-officinalis-on-oxidative-stress-and-bone-loss-in-experimental-periodontitis
#3
Mariana Dos Reis Lima, Amanda P Lopes, Conceição Martins, Gerly A C Brito, Virgínia C Carneiro, Paula Goes
Periodontitis is associated with reduced antioxidant capacity and increased oxidative damage. Oxidative stress induces inflammation and bone loss contributing to the pathological progression of periodontal disease. Calendula officinalis (CLO) has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CLO on oxidative stress and bone loss in rats subjected to experimental periodontitis (EP). For this, 72 male Wistar rats were divided into groups: Naïve, Saline (SAL) and CLO...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693271/expression-of-tumor-suppressor-reic-dkk-3-by-a-newly-improved-adenovirus-vector-with-insertion-of-a-htert-promoter-at-the-3-side-of-the-transgene
#4
Endy Widya Putranto, Rie Kinoshita, Masami Watanabe, Takuya Sadahira, Hitoshi Murata, Ken-Ichi Yamamoto, Junichiro Futami, Ken Kataoka, Yusuke Inoue, I Made Winarsa Ruma, I Wayan Sumardika, Chen Youyi, Miyoko Kubo, Yoshihiko Sakaguchi, Kenji Saito, Yasutomo Nasu, Hiromi Kumon, Nam-Ho Huh, Masakiyo Sakaguchi
Reduced expression in immortalized cells (REIC)/Dickkopf-3 (Dkk-3) overexpression, induced using an adenovirus (Ad)-REIC, has been revealed to have a dramatic therapeutic effect on multiple types of cancer. To achieve an improved therapeutic effect from Ad-REIC on cancer, our group previously developed an enhanced gene expression system, the C-TSC cassette [cytomegalovirus (CMV)-RU5' located upstream (C); another promoter unit composed of triple tandem promoters, human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), simian virus 40 and CMV, located downstream of the cDNA (TSC); plus a polyadenylation (polyA) signal]...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692808/modulating-wnt-signaling-rescues-palate-morphogenesis-in-pax9-mutant-mice
#5
C Li, Y Lan, R Krumlauf, R Jiang
Cleft palate is a common birth defect caused by disruption of palatogenesis during embryonic development. Although mutations disrupting components of the Wnt signaling pathway have been associated with cleft lip and palate in humans and mice, the mechanisms involving canonical Wnt signaling and its regulation in secondary palate development are not well understood. Here, we report that canonical Wnt signaling plays an important role in Pax9-mediated regulation of secondary palate development. We found that cleft palate pathogenesis in Pax9-deficient embryos is accompanied by significantly reduced expression of Axin2, an endogenous target of canonical Wnt signaling, in the developing palatal mesenchyme, particularly in the posterior regions of the palatal shelves...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686724/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-gemigliptin-protects-against-vascular-calcification-in-an-experimental-chronic-kidney-disease-and-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#6
Soon-Youn Choi, Hye-Myung Ryu, Eun-Joo Oh, Ji-Young Choi, Jang-Hee Cho, Chan-Duck Kim, Yong-Lim Kim, Sun-Hee Park
Although dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, a class of antidiabetic drugs, have various pleiotropic effects, it remains undetermined whether gemigliptin has a beneficial effect on vascular calcification. Therefore, this study was performed to evaluate the effect of gemigliptin on vascular calcification in a rat model of adenine-induced chronic kidney disease and in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells. Gemigliptin attenuated calcification of abdominal aorta and expression of RUNX2 in adenine-induced chronic kidney disease rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682874/in-vitro-effect-of-microrna-107-targeting-dkk-1-by-regulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in-osteosarcoma
#7
Zhi-Cai Zhang, Jian-Xiang Liu, Zeng-Wu Shao, Fei-Fei Pu, Bai-Chuan Wang, Qiang Wu, Yu-Kun Zhang, Xian-Lin Zeng, Xiao-Dong Guo, Shu-Hua Yang, Tong-Chuan He
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to explore the effects of microRNA-107 (miR-107) by targeting Dkk-1 on osteosarcoma (OS) via the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. METHODS: OS and adjacent tissues were collected from 67 patients diagnosed with OS. Expressions of miR-107, Dkk-1, LRP5, β-catenin, and c-Myc were detected by the quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting. The dual-luciferase reporter gene assay was performed to observe the relationship between miR-107 and Dkk-1...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681151/three-dimensional-spatiotemporal-modeling-of-colon-cancer-organoids-reveals-that-multimodal-control-of-stem-cell-self-renewal-is-a-critical-determinant-of-size-and-shape-in-early-stages-of-tumor-growth
#8
Huaming Yan, Anna Konstorum, John S Lowengrub
We develop a three-dimensional multispecies mathematical model to simulate the growth of colon cancer organoids containing stem, progenitor and terminally differentiated cells, as a model of early (prevascular) tumor growth. Stem cells (SCs) secrete short-range self-renewal promoters (e.g., Wnt) and their long-range inhibitors (e.g., Dkk) and proliferate slowly. Committed progenitor (CP) cells proliferate more rapidly and differentiate to produce post-mitotic terminally differentiated cells that release differentiation promoters, forming negative feedback loops on SC and CP self-renewal...
July 5, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676900/serum-levels-of-the-bone-turnover-markers-dickkopf-1-osteoprotegerin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-knee-osteoarthritis-patients
#9
Sicong Min, Chao Wang, Wanli Lu, Zhihong Xu, Dongquan Shi, Dongyang Chen, Huajian Teng, Qing Jiang
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common degenerative joint disease causing pain, stiffness, reduced motion, swelling, crepitus, and disability. Several inflammatory markers and cartilage degradation products can be used as biomarkers in OA. The key factors of bone metabolism in normal joint bone, dickkopf-1 (DKK1) and osteoprotegerin (OPG), interact with Wnt signaling pathway, balancing between bone absorption and bone reconstruction. TNF-α is a key inducer of DKK-1, which belongs to the family of proteins involved in joint remodeling...
July 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674110/a-cytokine-like-protein-dkk3-is-atheroprotective
#10
Baoqi Yu, Stefan Kiechl, Dan Qi, Xiaochong Wang, Yanting Song, Siegfried Weger, Agnes Mayr, Alexandra Le Bras, Eirini Karamariti, Zhongyi Zhang, Ivan Del Barco Barrantes, Christof Niehrs, Georg Schett, Yanhua Hu, Wen Wang, Johann Willeit, Aijuan Qu, Qingbo Xu
Background -Dickkopf-related protein (DKK) 3 is a secreted protein that is involved in the regulation of cardiac remodeling and vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation, but little is known about its role in atherosclerosis. Methods -We tested the hypothesis that DKK3 is atheroprotective using both epidemiological and experimental approaches. Blood DKK3 levels were measured in the Bruneck Study in 2000 (n=684) and then in 2005 (n=574). DKK3-deficient mice were crossed to ApoE(-/-) mice to evaluate atherosclerosis development and vessel injury-induced neointimal formation...
July 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666421/dickkopf-4-is-frequently-overexpressed-in-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-and-promotes-tumor-invasion
#11
Shizhuo Wang, Heng Wei, Shulan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Dickkopf-4 (DKK4), a member of DKK family, appears to be a divergent protein. It remained multi-biological functions in carcinogenesis. The effect of DKK4 on the ovarian cancer cells remains unclear. This study detected the clinical significance of DKK4 in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients and its role in invasion. METHODS: QRT-PCR and western blot analysis were used to examine the levels of DKK4 mRNA and protein in 33 EOC tissues and 33 benign ovarian tumors...
June 30, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652180/serum-levels-of-dickkopf-1-are-a-potential-negative-biomarker-of-survival-in-geriatric-patients
#12
Peter Dovjak, Georg Heinze, Anna Rainer, Wolfgang Sipos, Peter Pietschmann
Fragility fractures due to osteoporosis and its most dreaded complication - hip fractures - are the cause of disability, high mortality and place a considerable burden on global health economics. Although much work has been done to accurately predict mortality and find risk factors for poor health outcome, little attention was given to the Wnt-catenin signaling pathway and its role in the posttraumatic course of disease. We studied 238 geriatric patients (175 women (mean age 84yrs) and 63 men (mean age 82yrs)) in total that were admitted to a department of Acute Geriatric Care...
June 23, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643589/new-insights-into-the-burden-and-costs-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-europe-results-for-denmark
#13
Peter Vestergaard Rasmussen, Gisela Kobelt, Jenny Berg, Daniela Capsa, Mia Gannedahl
BACKGROUND: To estimate the value of treatments in multiple sclerosis (MS) - where lifetime costs and outcomes cannot be observed - outcome data have to be combined with cost data. This, in turn, requires that cost data be regularly updated. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: This study is part of a cross-sectional retrospective study in 16 countries collecting current data on resource consumption, work capacity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and prevalent symptoms for patients with MS...
August 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643146/helicobacter-pylori-induced-modulation-of-the-promoter-methylation-of-wnt-antagonist-genes-in-gastric-carcinogenesis
#14
Hyo-Joon Yang, Sang Gyun Kim, Joo Hyun Lim, Ji Min Choi, Woo Ho Kim, Hyun Chae Jung
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the changes in the promoter methylation and gene expression of multiple Wnt antagonists between the chronic infection and eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in gastric carcinogenesis. METHODS: The levels of methylation and corresponding mRNA expression of seven Wnt antagonist genes (SFRP1, -2, -5, DKK1, -2, -3, WIF1) were compared among the patients with H. pylori-positive gastric cancers (GCs), and H. pylori-positive and H...
June 22, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637006/the-effect-of-ca125-on-metastasis-of-ovarian-cancer-old-marker-new-function
#15
Qin Yuan, Jiayin Song, Weiwei Yang, Hongyan Wang, Qianyu Huo, Jie Yang, Xiaoxu Yu, Yunde Liu, Chen Xu, Huijing Bao
CA125 has been used extensively to screen for neoplasms, especially in ovarian cancer. The serum CA125 level can be used as a better prognosis evaluation and it may dynamic monitoring the disease progression. We explored the effect of CA125 on ovarian cancer cell migration and its underlying mechanism. Transwell assays showed that exposure to 0.2 μg/ml or 0.4 μg/ml CA125 for 48 h increased migration of A2780 and OVCAR-3 ovarian cancer cells. This effect of CA125 was blocked addition of 200 ng/ml DKK-1, a Wnt pathway inhibitor...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634697/in-psoriatic-arthritis-dkk-1-and-pth-are-lower-than-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-healthy-controls
#16
Angelo Fassio, Luca Idolazzi, Ombretta Viapiana, Camilla Benini, Elisabetta Vantaggiato, Francesco Bertoldo, Maurizio Rossini, Davide Gatti
Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is characterized by bone erosive damage often associated with exuberant bone formation especially in enthesial sites. Dkk-1 and sclerostin are the main inhibitors of the WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway and play a key role in the regulation of both bone formation and resorption. We performed this study in order to compare the serum levels of the WNT-pathway regulators along with bone turnover markers (BTM) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) between three different groups: one group of female patients affected by PsA, one group of female patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and healthy female controls (HC)...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627829/mir-29a-and-messenger-rna-expression-of-bone-turnover-markers-in-canonical-wnt-pathway-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
#17
Jinxian Huang, Guoxiang Song, Zhihua Yin, Zhongchao Fu, Zhizhong Ye
BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed that the canonical Wnt pathway and miR-29a play important roles in the pathogenesis of bone formation. We studied the levels of miR-29a and messenger RNA (mRNA) of bone turnover markers in the canonical Wnt pathway in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: The levels of miR-29a and mRNA of bone turnover markers in canonical Wnt pathway from peripheral blood mononuclear cells were determined by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction in 38 patients with AS and 32 healthy controls...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626213/the-efficacy-of-imrecoxib-and-celecoxib-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-their-influence-on-serum-dickopff-related-protein-1-dkk-1-levels
#18
Guan-Min Gao, Yan-Min Li, Xiao-Long Zheng, Dong-Bin Jiang, Lei-Lei Zhang, Peng-Hui Xu, Sheng-Yun Liu, Zhao-Hui Zheng, Quan-Cheng Kan
BACKGROUND To observe and demonstrate therapeutic effects and side effects of two selective COX-2 inhibitors, imrecoxib and celecoxib, on patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and observe the correlation between imaging scores and serum DKK-1 levels. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty patients with axSpA were randomly assigned to receive 200 mg imrecoxib or 200 mg celecoxib twice daily. Fifty-one patients who completed follow-up were included in the study. At baseline, week 4, and week 12, the clinical parameters, inflammatory markers (ESR, CRP), and adverse reactions were recorded...
June 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608614/solanum-muricatum-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
#19
Nan Wang, Feng Wang, Youshui Gao, Zubin Zhou, Wei Liu, Chenhao Pan, Peipei Yin, Mingjie Tang, Xiaowei Yu
Solanum muricatum (SM), also known as pepino, is known for its antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of SM extract in promoting osteogenic differentiation and regulating the Wnt and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathways. Ingredients of pepino were extracted and identified. SM extracts were used to treat rat bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs), followed by evaluating alkaline phosphatase activities and mineralization levels. The mRNA levels of osteogenic biomarkers, including OPN and Collagen I, were also evaluated with real-time polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607150/wnt3a-induces-the-expression-of-acetylcholinesterase-during-osteoblast-differentiation-via-the-runx2-transcription-factor
#20
Miranda L Xu, Cathy W C Bi, Etta Y L Liu, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) hydrolyzes acetylcholine to terminate cholinergic transmission in neurons. Apart from this AChE activity, emerging evidence suggests that AChE could also function in other, nonneuronal cells. For instance, in bone, AChE exists as a proline-rich membrane anchor (PRiMA)-linked globular form in osteoblasts, in which it is proposed to play a noncholinergic role in differentiation. However, this hypothesis is untested. Here, we found that in cultured rat osteoblasts, AChE expression was increased in parallel with osteoblastic differentiation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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