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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163160/aberrant-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-activation-in-dialysate-induced-peritoneal-fibrosis
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Yuanyuan Guo, Lin Sun, Li Xiao, Rong Gou, Yudong Fang, Yan Liang, Ruiqiang Wang, Ningjun Li, Fuyou Liu, Lin Tang
Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritoneal fibrosis is a chronic progress which induces ultrafiltration failure. It remains a challenge to prevent the progression of PD-associated fibrosis in clinic practice. Wnt/β-catenin pathway plays important role in many severe fibrotic diseases, here we investigated its contribution to the development of peritoneal damage. We isolated mesothelial cells (MC) from the effluent of PD patients and found that the expressions of Wnt1, Wnt5a, β-catenin, and LEF1 were increased in patients with more than 1-year PD compared with patients who just started with PD (<1 month)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131133/sulphonated-formononetin-induces-angiogenesis-through-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-camp-response-element-binding-protein-early-growth-response-3-vascular-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#2
Zhaoju Dong, Yanan Shi, Huijuan Zhao, Ning Li, Liang Ye, Shuping Zhang, Haibo Zhu
BACKGROUND: Sodium formononetin-3'-sulphonate (Sul-F) is a derivative of the isoflavone formononetin. In this study, we investigated whether Sul-F can regulate angiogenesis and the potential mechanism in vitro. METHODS: We examined the effects of Sul-F on cell proliferation, cell invasion, and tube formation in the human umbilical vein endothelial cell line (HUVEC). To better understand the mechanism involved, we investigated effects of the following compounds: cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) inhibitor 2-naphthol-AS-E-phosphate (KG-501), early growth response 3 (Egr-3) siRNA, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonist soluble VEGF receptor 1 (sFlt-1), VEGF receptor 2 blocker SU-1498, Wnt5a antagonist WIF-1 recombinant protein (WIF-1), and inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin recombinant Dickkopf-1 protein (DKK-1)...
October 31, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129760/the-key-role-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-matrix-proteins-rankl-opg-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-in-bone-healing-of-hip-arthroplasty-patients
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Jean Cassuto, Agnetha Folestad, Jan Göthlin, Henrik Malchau, Johan Kärrholm
INTRODUCTION: We still lack understanding of why some implants fail while most remain stable after decades of use. Proinflammatory cytokines, matrix proteins and bone regulating cytokines of the RANKL/OPG (receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand/osteoprotegerin) and Wnt/β-catenin pathways are mandatory for normal bone repair but their spatial and temporal role in the healing of primary total hip arthroplasties (THA) has not been previously shown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four osteoarthritis patients with one-sided well-fixed primary THA were prospectively monitored during 18years (18Y) with repeated blood samples, clinical variables and radiographs...
November 10, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127399/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-enhances-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-by-notch-pi3k-akt-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Jing Zhang, Nan Kang, Xiaotong Yu, Yuewen Ma, Xining Pang
Neural stem cell (NSC) proliferation and differentiation play a pivotal role in the repair of brain function in central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) is a non-invasive and innovative treatment for many conditions, yet little is known about the effects of this treatment on NSCs. Mouse NSCs (NE-4C) were exposed to rESWT with 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 bar (500 impulses, and 2 Hz) in vitro. Cell viability test results indicated that rESWT, at a dose of 2...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107840/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-endometriosis-the-expression-of-total-and-active-forms-of-%C3%AE-catenin-total-and-inactive-forms-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-wnt7a-and-dickkopf-1
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Azar Pazhohan, Fardin Amidi, Firoozeh Akbari-Asbagh, Ensiyeh Seyedrezazadeh, Laya Farzadi, Mahshad Khodarahmin, Shayesteh Mehdinejadiani, Aligholi Sobhani
OBJECTIVES: The cyclical changes in proliferation and differentiation of endometrial cells are regulated by estrogen and progesterone via modulating Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Imbalance in the expression of estrogen and progesterone receptors causes progesterone resistance in endometriosis patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of some main components of Wnt/β-catenin signaling including WNT7a, DKK-1, β-catenin, and GSK-3β in eutopic endometrium and peritoneal endometriotic lesions of endometriosis patients compared to healthy endometrium in the mid-secretory phase of menstrual cycle...
October 31, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098038/exogenous-dkk-3-reic-inhibits-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-cell-proliferation-in-human-kidney-cancer-kpk1
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Jiaqi Xu, Takuya Sadahira, Rie Kinoshita, Shun-Ai Li, Peng Huang, Koichiro Wada, Motoo Araki, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Hirofumi Noguchi, Masakiyo Sakaguchi, Yasutomo Nasu, Masami Watanabe
The third member of the Dickkopf family (DKK-3), also known as reduced expression in immortalized cells (REIC), is a tumor suppressor present in a variety of tumor cells. Regarding the regulation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, exogenous DKK-1 and DKK-2 are reported to inhibit Wnt signaling by binding the associated effectors. However, whether exogenous DKK-3 inhibits Wnt signaling remains unclear. A recombinant protein of human full-length DKK-3 was used to investigate the exogenous effects of the protein in vitro in KPK1 human renal cell carcinoma cells...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070101/-methylation-status-and-mrna-expression-of-dkk-3-and-wif-1-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients
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Meng-Meng Xu, Yan-Li Yang, Ying-Hua Geng, Jun Li, Yue Ma, Feng Zhang, Fang-Bing Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the promoter methylation status, mRNA expression and clinical significance of DKK-3 and WIF-1 genes in patients with acute myeloid leukemia(AML). METHODS: Methylation specific polymerase chain reaction (MS-PCR) mothod was carried out to detect DKK-3 and WIF-1 gene promoter methylation status in bone marrow specimen from 56 patients with AML and 20 patients with iron deficiency anaemia(IDA) as control; then the real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to detect mRNA expression of DKK-3, WIF-1 gene and β -catenin in the above-mentioned specinens, and their relationship with the clinical features and survival time was analyzed...
October 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069652/protective-effect-of-curcumin-against-oxidative-stress-induced-injury-in-rats-with-parkinson-s-disease-through-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Yun-Liang Wang, Bo Ju, Yu-Zhen Zhang, Hong-Lei Yin, Ya-Jun Liu, Shan-Shan Wang, Zhi-Lei Zeng, Xiao-Peng Yang, Hai-Tao Wang, Jin-Feng Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to investigate the protective effect of curcumin against oxidative stress-induced injury of Parkinson's disease (PD) through the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in rats. METHODS: The successfully established PD rat models and normal healthy rats were randomly assigned into the 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), the curcumin (Cur) and the control groups. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the positive expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), dopamine transporter (DAT) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)...
October 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029622/paracrine-and-autocrine-regulation-of-gene-expression-by-wnt-inhibitor-dickkopf-in-wild-type-and-mutant-hepatocytes
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Niklas Hartung, Uwe Benary, Jana Wolf, Bente Kofahl
BACKGROUND: Cells are able to communicate and coordinate their function within tissues via secreted factors. Aberrant secretion by cancer cells can modulate this intercellular communication, in particular in highly organised tissues such as the liver. Hepatocytes, the major cell type of the liver, secrete Dickkopf (Dkk), which inhibits Wnt/ β-catenin signalling in an autocrine and paracrine manner. Consequently, Dkk modulates the expression of Wnt/ β-catenin target genes. We present a mathematical model that describes the autocrine and paracrine regulation of hepatic gene expression by Dkk under wild-type conditions as well as in the presence of mutant cells...
October 13, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981378/morinda-citrifolia-leaf-extract-enhances-osteogenic-differentiation-through-activation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Hanna Gu, Kanitsak Boonanantanasarn, Moonkyu Kang, Ikhwi Kim, Kyung Mi Woo, Hyun-Mo Ryoo, Jeong-Hwa Baek
Morinda citrifolia (Noni) leaf is an herbal medicine with application in the domestic treatment of a broad range of conditions, including bone fracture and luxation. However, the basic mechanism underlying the stimulation of osteogenic differentiation by Noni leaf extract remains poorly understood. This study aimed to examine the effect of this extract on osteogenic differentiation and the mechanism by which Noni leaf extract enhances osteogenic differentiation. Aqueous extract of Noni leaves was prepared, and rutin and kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside were identified to be two of its major components...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978116/modulation-of-dkk-3-and-claudin-5-as-new-therapeutic-strategy-in-the-treatment-of-meningiomas
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Maria Caffo, Emanuela Esposito, Valeria Barresi, Gerardo Caruso, Salvatore M Cardali, Mariagrazia Rinaldi, Raffaella Mallamace, Michela Campolo, Giovanna Casili, Alfredo Conti, Antonino Germanò, Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Letteria Minutoli
Meningiomas are the most common tumors of the central nervous system, where the incidence is around 25% of all primary brain tumors. The optimal treatment is represented by total resection accompanied by the removal of the dura mater and bone when infiltrated by the tumor. The histological grading is the most important prognostic factor in the outcome. However, recurrences do occur in a significant proportion (10-25%) of cases, representing the most relevant clinical complication. Molecular therapies are providing to give different opportunities in the development of new treatments...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960195/doxycycline-induces-bone-repair-and-changes-in-wnt-signalling
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Kátia do Nascimento Gomes, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes Alves, Paula Góes Pinheiro Dutra, Glauce Socorro de Barros Viana
Doxycycline (DOX) exhibits anti-inflammatory and MMP inhibitory properties. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects of DOX on alveolar bone repair. Controls (CTL) and DOX-treated (10 and 25 mg·kg(-1)) molars were extracted, and rats were killed 7 or 14 days later. The maxillae were processed and subjected to histological and immunohistochemical assays. Hematoxylin-eosin staining (7th day) revealed inflammation in the CTL group that was partly reversed after DOX treatment. On the 14th day, the CTL group exhibited bone neoformation, conjunctive tissue, re-epithelization and the absence of inflammatory infiltrate...
September 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949389/psoralen-promotes-the-expression-of-cyclin-d1-in-chondrocytes-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Wenwei Zheng, Pingdong Lin, Yuhuan Ma, Xiang Shao, Houhuang Chen, Da Chen, Xianxiang Liu, Xihai Li, Hongzhi Ye
Psoralen (PSO), the active ingredient of Fructus Psoraleae (FP) the dried ripe fruit of Psoralea corylifolia L., has been commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). We found that PSO activates cartilaginous cellular functions of rat chondrocytes in vitro. However, the effect of PSO on chondrocyte proliferation and the precise mechanisms involved remain to be elucidated. We investigated the effects of PSO on chondrocytes isolated from Sprague‑Dawley (SD) rats and evaluated involvement of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943934/l-securinine-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-a549-lung-cancer-cells-and-promotes-dkk1-promoter-methylation
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Shuwen Han, Xi Yang, Yuefen Pan, Quan Qi, Junjun Shen, Huifen Fang, Zhaoning Ji
L-securinine is a natural product extracted and isolated from the leaf of dried Securinega suffruticosa. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of L-securinine on proliferation, and the methylation profile of the dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK1) gene in human lung cancer cells and fibroblasts. L-securinine was extracted, isolated and the structure was identified. The cytotoxicity of L-securinine in A549 cells was evaluated by Cell Counting Kit-8 assays. The expression and DNA methylation profile of DKK genes was analyzed by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and bisulfite sequencing polymerase chain reaction, respectively...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941122/evaluation-of-periostin-and-factors-associated-with-new-bone-formation-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-periostin-may-be-associated-with-the-wnt-pathway
#15
Dilek Solmaz, Sadettin Uslu, Didem Kozacı, Neslihan Karaca, Hale Bulbul, Emine Figen Tarhan, Mustafa Ozmen, Gercek Can, Servet Akar
OBJECTIVE: Periostin has been shown to be involved in bone anabolism through the regulation of Wnt-β-catenin signaling. It may be one of the pathogenic mechanisms in syndesmophyte formation in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this study was to evaluate serum periostin levels in patients with AS and to assess relationships among biomarkers of bone formation and periostin in disease outcomes, particularly radiographic changes. METHODS: Ninety-seven consecutive AS patients (78% male) and 48 healthy controls (75% male) were included in the study...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938611/dickkopf-1-induces-angiogenesis-via-vegf-receptor-2-regulation-independent-of-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
#16
Sung Hoon Choi, Hyemi Kim, Hyun Gyu Lee, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Seung Up Kim
Tumor angiogenesis is essential for invasive tumor growth and metastasis. Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1), an antagonist of Wnt signaling, participates in tumor development and progression. We evaluated whether DKK-1 stimulation induces angiogenesis and the endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EnMT). Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were stimulated with recombinant DKK-1 (rDDK-1) or conditioned medium from a culture of DKK-1-transfected 293 cells. Following stimulation, the expression levels of angiogenesis-related factors and EnMT related markers were determined by immunoblot assays...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934972/serum-bone-turnover-biomarkers-are-associated-with-the-occurrence-of-peripheral-and-axial-arthritis-in-psoriatic-disease-a-prospective-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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Deepak R Jadon, Raj Sengupta, Alison Nightingale, Hui Lu, Juliet Dunphy, Amelia Green, James T Elder, Rajan P Nair, Eleanor Korendowych, Mark A Lindsay, Neil J McHugh
BACKGROUND: A recent systematic review identified four candidate serum-soluble bone-turnover biomarkers (dickkopf-1, Dkk-1; macrophage-colony stimulating factor, M-CSF; matrix metalloproteinase-3, MMP-3; osteoprotegerin, OPG) showing possible association with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). We aimed to: (i) confirm and determine if these four biomarkers are associated with PsA; (ii) differentiate psoriasis cases with and without arthritis; and (iii) differentiate PsA cases with and without axial arthritis...
September 21, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934900/societal-costs-and-effects-of-implementing-population-based-mammography-screening-in-greenland
#18
Maria Klitgaard Christensen, Birgit V Niclasen, Kim Moesgaard Iburg
With a low breast cancer incidence and low population density, Greenland is geographically and organisationally challenged in implementing a cost effective breast cancer screening programme where a large proportion of the Greenlandic women will have to travel far to attend. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the cost effectiveness and cost utility of different strategies for implementing population-based breast cancer screening in Greenland. Two strategies were evaluated: Centralised screening in the capital Nuuk and decentralised screening in the five municipal regions of Greenland...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927069/overexpression-of-reic-dkk-3-suppresses-the-expression-of-cd147-and-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-human-bladder-cancer-cells
#19
Yuhei Horikawa, Masami Watanabe, Takuya Sadahira, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Motoo Araki, Koichiro Wada, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Shun-Ai Li, Yasutomo Nasu
Our group previously developed an adenoviral vector encoding the REIC/Dkk-3 gene (Ad-REIC), a tumor suppressor, for cancer gene therapy. The Ad-REIC agent induces apoptosis and inhibits invasion in a number of cancer cell lines; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying its effects remain unclear. Cluster of differentiation 147 (CD147), also known as extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN), is a key molecule that promotes cancer proliferation and invasion. In order to elucidate the therapeutic mechanism of Ad-REIC, its effect on the expression of CD147 in human bladder cancer KK47 cells was investigated...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919575/an-integrative-model-of-prostate-cancer-interaction-with-the-bone-microenvironment
#20
A Farhat, D Jiang, D Cui, E T Keller, T L Jackson
Despite advanced efforts in early diagnosis, aggressive surgical treatment, and use of targeted chemotherapies, the prognosis for many cancers is still dismal. This emphasizes the necessity to develop new strategies for understanding tumor growth and metastasis. Here we use a systems approach that combines mathematical modeling and numerical simulation to develop a predictive computational model for prostate cancer and its subversion of the bone microenvironment. This model simulates metastatic prostate cancer evolution, progressing from normal bone and hormone levels to quantifiable diseased states...
September 14, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
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