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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103575/piwil2-transfected-human-fibroblasts-are-cancer-stem-cell-like-and-genetically-unstable
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Deying Zhang, Xin Wu, Xing Liu, Chunhong Cai, Guangping Zeng, Jan Rohozinski, Yuanyuan Zhang, Guanghui Wei, Dawei He
Uncontrolled cell proliferation and inhibition of apoptosis are considered to be vital for cancer initiation, maintenance, infiltration, metastasis and recurrence after anti-cancer therapy. Here we report the generation of a novel cell line by reprogramming child foreskin fibroblast with the full length apoptosis inhibitor gene PIWIL2. The fibroblasts transfected with PIWIL2 expressed the stem cell markers OCT-4, NANOG, SOX-2, KLF-4 and C-MYC; endoderm marker AFP and GATA6; mesoderm markers ACTA2 and BRACHYURY; and ectoderm markers NESTIN and TUBB3...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096216/basal-filopodia-and-vascular-mechanical-stress-organize-fibronectin-into-pillars-bridging-the-mesoderm-endoderm-gap
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Yuki Sato, Kei Nagatoshi, Ayumi Hamano, Yuko Imamura, David Huss, Seiichi Uchida, Rusty Lansford
Cells may exchange information with other cells and tissues by exerting forces on the extracellular matrix (ECM). Fibronectin (FN) is an important ECM component that forms fibrils through cell contacts and creates directionally biased geometry. Here, we demonstrate that FN is deposited as pillars between widely separated germ layers, namely the somitic mesoderm and the endoderm, in quail embryos. Alongside the FN pillars, long filopodia protrude from the basal surfaces of somite epithelial cells. Loss-of-function of Ena/VASP, α5β1-integrins or talin in the somitic cells abolished the FN pillars, indicating that FN pillar formation is dependent on the basal filopodia through these molecules...
January 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095922/long-noncoding-rna-braveheart-promotes-cardiogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro
#3
Jingying Hou, Huibao Long, Changqing Zhou, Shaoxin Zheng, Hao Wu, Tianzhu Guo, Quanhua Wu, Tingting Zhong, Tong Wang
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have limited potential of cardiogenic differentiation. In this study, we investigated the influence of long noncoding RNA Braveheart (lncRNA-Bvht) on cardiogenic differentiation of MSCs in vitro. METHODS: MSCs were obtained from C57BL/6 mice and cultured in vitro. Cells were divided into three groups: blank control, null vector control, and lncRNA-Bvht. All three groups experienced exposure to hypoxia (1% O2) and serum deprivation for 24 h, and 24 h of reoxygenation (20% O2)...
January 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089518/transcriptional-pre-patterning-of-drosophila-gastrulation
#4
Bomyi Lim, Michael Levine, Yuji Yamakazi
Gastrulation of the Drosophila embryo is one of the most intensively studied morphogenetic processes in animal development [1-4]. Particular efforts have focused on the formation of the ventral furrow, whereby ∼1,000 presumptive mesoderm cells exhibit coordinated apical constrictions that mediate invagination [5, 6]. Apical constriction depends on a Rho GTPase signaling pathway (T48/Fog) that is deployed by the developmental regulatory genes twist and snail [7-10]. It is thought that coordinate mesoderm constriction depends on high levels of myosin along the ventral midline, although the basis for this localization is uncertain...
January 9, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087778/no-evidence-for-phylostratigraphic-bias-impacting-inferences-on-patterns-of-gene-emergence-and-evolution
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Tomislav Domazet-Lošo, Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, M Mar Albà, Martin Sebastijan Šestak, Robert Bakarić, Rafik Neme, Diethard Tautz
Phylostratigraphy is a computational framework for dating the emergence of DNA and protein sequences in a phylogeny. It has been extensively applied to make inferences on patterns of genome evolution, including patterns of disease gene evolution, ontogeny and de novo gene origination. Phylostratigraphy typically relies on BLAST searches along a species tree, but new simulation studies have raised concerns about the ability of BLAST to detect remote homologues and its impact on phylostratigraphic inferences...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087631/papc-couples-the-segmentation-clock-to-somite-morphogenesis-by-regulating-n-cadherin-dependent-adhesion
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Jérome Chal, Charlène Guillot, Olivier Pourquié
Vertebrate segmentation is characterized by the periodic formation of epithelial somites from the mesenchymal presomitic mesoderm (PSM). How the rhythmic signaling pulse delivered by the Segmentation Clock is translated into the periodic morphogenesis of somites remains poorly understood. Here, we focused on the role of Paraxial protocadherin (PAPC/Pcdh8) in this process. We showed that in chicken and mouse embryos, PAPC expression is tightly regulated by the Clock and Wavefront system in the posterior PSM...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087459/wnt-signaling-balances-specification-of-the-cardiac-and-pharyngeal-muscle-fields
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Amrita Mandal, Andrew Holowiecki, Yuntao Charlie Song, Joshua S Waxman
Canonical Wnt/β-catenin (Wnt) signaling plays multiple conserved roles during fate specification of cardiac progenitors in developing vertebrate embryos. Although lineage analysis in ascidians and mice has indicated there is a close relationship between the cardiac second heart field (SHF) and pharyngeal muscle (PM) progenitors, the signals underlying directional fate decisions of the cells within the cardio-pharyngeal muscle field in vertebrates are not yet understood. Here, we examined the temporal requirements of Wnt signaling in cardiac and PM development...
January 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086829/genomic-pathways-modulated-by-twist-in-breast-cancer
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Farhad Vesuna, Yehudit Bergman, Venu Raman
BACKGROUND: The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor TWIST1 (Twist) is involved in embryonic cell lineage determination and mesodermal differentiation. There is evidence to indicate that Twist expression plays a role in breast tumor formation and metastasis, but the role of Twist in dysregulating pathways that drive the metastatic cascade is unclear. Moreover, many of the genes and pathways dysregulated by Twist in cell lines and mouse models have not been validated against data obtained from larger, independant datasets of breast cancer patients...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063874/polarity-protein-par3-bazooka-follows-myosin-dependent-junction-repositioning
#9
Mo Weng, Eric Wieschaus
The polarity protein Par3/Bazooka (Baz) has been established as a central component of the apical basal polarity system that determines the position of cell-cell junctions in epithelial cells. Consistent with that view, we show that shortly before gastrulation in Drosophila, Baz protein in the mesoderm is down-regulated from junctional sites in response to Snail (Sna) expression. This down-regulation leads to a specific decrease in adherens junctions without affecting other E-Cadherin pools. However, we further show that, interactions between Baz and junctions are not unidirectional...
January 5, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059756/crumbs2-gets-mesoderm-moving
#10
Sarah Harrison
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January 6, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057922/membrane-translocation-of-t-snare-protein-syntaxin-4-abrogates-ground-state-pluripotency-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Natsumi Hagiwara-Chatani, Kota Shirai, Takumi Kido, Tomoatsu Horigome, Akihiro Yasue, Naoki Adachi, Yohei Hirai
Embryonic stem (ES) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are attractive tools for regenerative medicine therapies. However, aberrant cell populations that display flattened morphology and lose ground-state pluripotency often appear spontaneously, unless glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) and mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK1/2) are inactivated. Here, we show that membrane translocation of the t-SNARE protein syntaxin-4 possibly is involved in this phenomenon. We found that mouse ES cells cultured without GSK3β/MEK1/2 inhibitors (2i) spontaneously extrude syntaxin-4 at the cell surface and that artificial expression of cell surface syntaxin-4 induces appreciable morphological changes and mesodermal differentiation through dephosphorylation of Akt...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057738/a-population-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-derives-from-gata4-expressing-progenitors-located-in-the-placenta-and-lateral-mesoderm-of-mice
#12
Ana Cañete, Rita Carmona, Laura Ariza, Maria Jose Sanchez, Anabel Rojas, Ramon Muñoz-Chápuli
GATA transcription factors are expressed in mesoderm and endoderm during development. GATA1-3, but not GATA4, are critically involved in hematopoiesis. An enhancer (G2) of the mouse Gata4 gene directs its expression throughout the lateral mesoderm and the allantois, beginning at E7.5, becoming restricted to the septum transversum by E10.5, and disappearing by midgestation. We have studied the developmental fate of the G2-Gata4 cell lineage using a G2-Gata4Cre;R26REYFP mouse line. We found a substantial number of YFP+ hematopoietic cells of lymphoid, myeloid and erythroid lineages in embryos...
January 5, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057263/t-box-genes-in-drosophila-mesoderm-development
#13
I Reim, M Frasch, C Schaub
In Drosophila there are eight genes encoding transcription factors of the T-box family, which are known to exert a variety of crucial developmental functions during ectodermal patterning processes, neuronal cell specification, mesodermal tissue development, and the development of extraembryonic tissues. In this review, we focus on the prominent roles of Drosophila T-box genes in mesodermal tissues. First, we describe the contributions of brachyenteron (byn) and optomotor-blind-related-gene-1 (org-1) to the development of the visceral mesoderm...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057262/cooperation-between-t-box-factors-regulates-the-continuous-segregation-of-germ-layers-during-vertebrate-embryogenesis
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G E Gentsch, R S Monteiro, J C Smith
A wild-type vertebrate embryo first generates its head and then extends its main body axis by successively appending trunk and tail. This rostro-caudal (head-to-tail) development is initiated by a set of morphogenetic movements known as gastrulation that recruits multipotent cells into one of the three morphologically distinct germ layers: ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm. These primordial tissues go on to form complementary sets of connective tissues and organs to build the head and at least some of the trunk...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050627/earlier-and-broader-roles-of-mesp1-in-cardiovascular-development
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REVIEW
Yu Liu
Mesoderm posterior 1 is one of earliest markers of the nascent mesoderm. Its best-known function is driving the onset of the cardiovascular system. In the past decade, new evidence supports that Mesp1 acts earlier with greater breadth in cell fate decisions, and through cell-autonomous and cell non-autonomous mechanisms. This review summarizes these new aspects, with an emphasis on the upstream and downstream regulation around Mesp1 and how they may guide cell fate reprogramming.
January 3, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049660/an-exclusive-cellular-and-molecular-network-governs-intestinal-smooth-muscle-cell-differentiation-in-vertebrates
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Dafne Gays, Christopher Hess, Annalisa Camporeale, Ugo Ala, Paolo Provero, Christian Mosimann, Massimo M Santoro
Intestinal smooth muscle cells (iSMCs) are a critical component of the adult gastrointestinal (GI) tract and support intestinal differentiation, peristalsis, and epithelial homeostasis during development. Despite these critical roles, the origin of iSMCs and the mechanisms responsible for their differentiation and function remain fairly unknown in vertebrates. Here, using genetic lineage tracing in zebrafish, we demonstrated that iSMCs arise from the lateral plate mesoderm (LPM) in a stepwise process. Early during organogenesis, LPM cells progressively migrate ventral to the endoderm tube wrapping the developing gut...
January 3, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043822/of-hemangioblast-hemogenic-endothelium-and-primitive-versus-definitive-hematopoiesis
#17
REVIEW
Georges Lacaud, Valerie Kouskoff
The types of progenitors generated during the successive stages of embryonic blood development are now fairly well characterized. The terminology used to describe these waves, however, can still be confusing. What is truly primitive? What is uniquely definitive? These questions become even more challenging to answer when blood progenitors are derived in vitro upon the differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Similarly, the cellular origin of these blood progenitors can be controversial...
December 30, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043149/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-producing-tnf%C3%AE-lack-inhibitory-effect-against-a375-experimental-lung-metastasis
#18
S Tyciakova, M Matuskova, R Bohovic, L Kucerova
Cell-based anticancer therapy using mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) engineered to express therapeutic genes has a potential to target the cancer cells in vivo. Metastatic dissemination of melanoma remains a serious problem in the treatment. In our previous work we used MSCs overexpressing gene for tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα; MSCs/TNFα), and we achieved inhibition of melanoma xenograft growth when engineered MCSs/TNFα were coinjected with tumor cells subcutaneously. The TNFα as a pleiotropic cytokine induces apoptosis of tumor cells, creates "tumor resistant" microenvironment, enhances immune response and can have tumor destructive capacity in selected tumor types, especially in tumors of mesodermal origin...
January 3, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039048/sh2b1-modulates-chromatin-state-and-myod-occupancy-to-enhance-expressions-of-myogenic-genes
#19
Kuan-Wei Chen, Yu-Jung Chang, Chia-Ming Yeh, Yen-Ling Lian, Michael W Y Chan, Cheng-Fu Kao, Linyi Chen
As mesoderm-derived cell lineage commits to myogenesis, a spectrum of signaling molecules, including insulin growth factor (IGF), activate signaling pathways and ultimately instruct chromatin remodeling and the transcription of myogenic genes. MyoD is a key transcription factor during myogenesis. In this study, we have identified and characterized a novel myogenic regulator, SH2B1. Knocking down SH2B1 delays global chromatin condensation and decreases the formation of myotubes. SH2B1 interacts with histone H1 and is required for the removal of histone H1 from active transcription sites, allowing for the expressions of myogenic genes, IGF2 and MYOG...
December 27, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027709/conditioned-medium-from-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-enhances-periodontal-regeneration
#20
Mizuki Nagata, Kengo Iwasaki, Keiko Akazawa, Motohiro Komaki, Naoki Yokoyama, Yuichi Izumi, Ikuo Morita
Periodontal disease is one of the most common infectious diseases in adults and is characterized by the destruction of tooth-supporting tissues. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) comprise the mesoderm-originating stem cell population, which has been studied and used for cell therapy. However, because of the lower rate of cell survival after MSC transplantation in various disease models, paracrine factions of MSCs have been receiving increased attentions as a regenerative mechanism. The aim of this study was to investigate the regenerative potential of transplanted of conditioned medium (CM) obtained from cultured periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), the adult stem cell population in tooth-supporting tissues, using a rat periodontal defect model...
December 27, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
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