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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526045/standardization-of-platelet-releasate-products-for-clinical-applications-in-cell-therapy-a-mathematical-approach
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Francesco Agostini, Jerry Polesel, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Stefania Zanolin, Alessandro Da Ponte, Giuseppe Astori, Cristina Durante, Mario Mazzucato
BACKGROUND: Standardized animal-free components are required for manufacturing cell-based medicinal products. Human platelet concentrates are sources of growth factors for cell expansion but such products are characterized by undesired variability. Pooling together single-donor products improves consistency, but the minimal pool sample size was never determined. METHODS: Supernatant rich in growth factors (SRGF) derived from n = 44 single-donor platelet-apheresis was obtained by CaCl2 addition...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523126/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-a-master-regulator-of-the-gut-microbiota-and-immune-cell-interactions
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REVIEW
David Bauché, Julien C Marie
The relationship between host organisms and their microbiota has co-evolved towards an inter-dependent network of mutualistic interactions. This interplay is particularly well studied in the gastrointestinal tract, where microbiota and host immune cells can modulate each other directly, as well as indirectly, through the production and release of chemical molecules and signals. In this review, we define the functional impact of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) on this complex interplay, especially through its modulation of the activity of local regulatory T cells (Tregs), type 17 helper (Th17) cells, innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and B cells...
April 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521467/upregulation-of-maspin-expression-in-human-cervical-carcinoma-cells-by-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-through-the-convergence-of-smad-and-non-smad-signaling-pathways
#3
Ariyaphong Wongnoppavich, Nahathai Dukaew, Sirinthip Choonate, Kongthawat Chairatvit
Mammary serine protease inhibitor (maspin), encoded by the serpin family B member 5 gene, serves as a tumor suppressor through the inhibition of cancer cell invasion and metastasis. Paradoxically, maspin levels are upregulated in a number of types of malignant cells. Therefore, the regulation of maspin expression may depend on the genetic or epigenetic background and the specific microenvironment of carcinoma cells. In the present study, it was demonstrated that transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) induced maspin expression at the transcript and protein levels in the human cervical carcinoma HeLa and human oral squamous carcinoma HSC4 cell lines...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521131/diverse-requirements-for-microglial-survival-specification-and-function-revealed-by-defined-medium-cultures
#4
Christopher J Bohlen, F Chris Bennett, Andrew F Tucker, Hannah Y Collins, Sara B Mulinyawe, Ben A Barres
Microglia, the resident macrophages of the CNS, engage in various CNS-specific functions that are critical for development and health. To better study microglia and the properties that distinguish them from other tissue macrophage populations, we have optimized serum-free culture conditions to permit robust survival of highly ramified adult microglia under defined-medium conditions. We find that astrocyte-derived factors prevent microglial death ex vivo and that this activity results from three primary components, CSF-1/IL-34, TGF-β2, and cholesterol...
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513830/association-between-mutations-of-critical-pathway-genes-and-survival-outcomes-according-to-the-tumor-location-in-colorectal-cancer
#5
Dae-Won Lee, Sae-Won Han, Yongjun Cha, Jeong Mo Bae, Hwang-Phill Kim, Jaemyun Lyu, Hyojun Han, Hyoki Kim, Hoon Jang, Duhee Bang, Iksoo Huh, Taesung Park, Jae-Kyung Won, Seung-Yong Jeong, Kyu Joo Park, Gyeong Hoon Kang, Tae-You Kim
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) develops through the alteration of several critical pathways. This study was aimed at evaluating the influence of critical pathways on survival outcomes for patients with CRC. METHODS: Targeted next-generation sequencing of 40 genes included in the 5 critical pathways of CRC (WNT, P53, RTK-RAS, phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase [PI3K], and transforming growth factor β [TGF-β]) was performed for 516 patients with stage III or high-risk stage II CRC treated with surgery followed by adjuvant fluoropyrimidine and oxaliplatin chemotherapy...
May 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513772/etanercept-protects-rat-cardiomyocytes-against-hypertrophy-by-regulating-inflammatory-cytokines-secretion-and-cell-apoptosis
#6
Q Li, Q Yu, R Na, B Liu
We aimed to investigate the effect of etanercept, a tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitor, on rat cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and its underlying mechanism. Primary neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats. The model of rat cardiomyocyte hypertrophy was induced by endothelin, and then treated with different concentrations of etanercept (1, 10, and 50 μM). After treatment, cell counts, viability and cell apoptosis were evaluated. The mRNA levels of myocardial hypertrophy marker genes, including atrial natriuretic factor (ANF), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and MMP-13, were detected by qRT-PCR, and the expressions of apoptosis-related proteins (Bcl-2 and Bax) were measured by western blotting...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511643/long-noncoding-rna-expression-profile-in-hle-b-3-cells-during-tgf-%C3%AE-2-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Bingyu Zhang, Yang Chen, Meiyuan Qiu, Zhixiang Ding
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has shown that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in the process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, little research has focused on the expression profile of lncRNAs during EMT in human lens epithelial cells (LECs) and their functions have not yet been described. METHODS: Dysregulated lncRNAs and mRNAs in normal human lens epithelial B-3(HLE B-3) cells and during transforming growth factor β2(TGF-β2)-induced EMT were analyzed via lncRNA microarray...
May 16, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505603/icariin-protects-against-thioacetamide-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-implication-of-anti-angiogenic-and-anti-autophagic-properties
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Mardi M Algandaby, Randa M Breikaa, Basma G Eid, Thikrayat A Neamatallah, Ashraf B Abdel-Naim, Osama M Ashour
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is a major health problem. The current study evaluated the potential of icariin (ICA) to guard against thioacetamide (TAA)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Four groups of male rats were treated as follows: group 1 was the control group, group 2 was given TAA (200mg/kg), group 3 was administered ICA (50mg/kg) and TAA (200mg/kg), and group 4 was given ICA (50mg/kg) alone. Animal treatment was continued for four weeks. RESULTS: Co-administration of ICA guarded against TAA hepatotoxicity as indicated by significant inhibition in the rise of serum ALT and AST activities and albumin concentrations...
February 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501572/quercetin-inhibited-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-diabetic-rats-high-glucose-cultured-lens-and-sra01-04-cells-through-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-2-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-akt-pathway
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Lei Du, Meng Hao, Chengcheng Li, Wenya Wu, Wenwen Wang, Zhongxuan Ma, Tingting Yang, Nan Zhang, Adelusi Temitope Isaac, Xia Zhu, Ying Sun, Qian Lu, Xiaoxing Yin
Diabetic cataract (DC), an identified life-threatening secondary complication of diabetes mellitus, has proven to be a dilemma because of its multifactorial caused and progression. An increasing number of studies have shown that in addition to the maillard reaction, enhanced polyol pathway, and oxidative insults, epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) is related to the prevalence of DC. Quercetin, a classic flavonoid with multiple pharmacological effects has been reported to possess therapeutic efficacy in the management and treatment of this disease...
May 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499242/potential-ameliorative-effects-of-grape-seed-derived-polyphenols-against-cadmium-induced-prostatic-deficits
#10
Yongfang Lei, Qian Chen, Jinglou Chen, Dong Liu
Grape (Vitis vinifera) is consumed as fruit and wine for people. In this study, rat model of prostatic deficits was induced by orally receiving 60mg/L cadmium chlorine (CdCl2) through drinking water for 20 weeks. Grape seed-derived polyphenols extract (GSP) was orally given for 20 weeks. Finally, the prostatic levels of E-cadherin, fibronectin, and α-smooth muscle actin were measured by immunohistochemical and qPCR analysis. The oxidative stress was measured by detecting the levels of malondialdehyde, nitric oxide, reduced glutathione/oxidized glutathione and enzymatic antioxidant status...
May 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498453/the-inhibition-of-microrna-15a-suppresses-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-virus-associated-liver-cancer-cell-growth-through-the-smad-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway
#11
Yan Wang
In the present study, the role of microRNA‑15a (miR‑15a) was investigated in hepatitis B virus (HBV)‑associated liver cancer. The results revealed that the expression levels of miR-15a were increased in HBV-associated liver cancer tissues compared with the levels in normal tumor‑adjacent tissues. Moreover, Smad-7 protein expression in patients with HBV-associated liver cancer was higher than that in normal tumor-adjacent tissues. In addition, miR-15a expression and Smad-7 protein expression were increased in HepG2 hepatocellular carcinoma cells compared with that noted in L-02 normal hepatocytes...
May 2, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495172/cysteine-cathepsins-b-and-x-promote-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-tumor-cells
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Ana Mitrović, Urša Pečar Fonović, Janko Kos
Cathepsins B and X are lysosomal cysteine carboxypeptidases suggested as having a redundant role in cancer. They are involved in a number of processes leading to tumor progression but their role in the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) remains unknown. We have investigated the contribution of both cathepsins B and X in EMT using tumor cell lines differing in their expression of epithelial and mesenchymal markers and cell morphology. Higher levels of both cathepsins are shown to promote EMT and are associated with the mesenchymal-like cell phenotype...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494543/-effects-of-anluohuaxianwan-on-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-and-related-signaling-pathways-in-rats-with-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-fibrosis
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W Lu, Y H Gao, Z Z Wang, Y S Cai, Y Q Yang, Y Q Miao, F Pei, X E Liu, H Zhuang
Objective: The traditional Chinese medicine Anluohuaxianwan (ALHXW) has been used to treat liver fibrosis induced by chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, the anti-fibrosis mechanisms of ALHXW remain to be investigated. This study used a rat model of carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4))-induced liver fibrosis to explore the potential antifibrogenic mechanisms of ALHXW. Methods: Twenty-seven male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to control group, model group, and treatment group (n = 9 per group). Rats in the model and treatment group were injected intraperitoneally with 40% CCl(4)(2 ml/kg), and rats in the control group were administered saline twice a week for 6 weeks...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493377/neonatal-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-show-reduced-apoptosis-and-immunosuppressive-activity-upon-infection-with-escherichia-coli
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Anja Leiber, Julian Schwarz, Natascha Köstlin, Bärbel Spring, Birgit Fehrenbach, Nenad Katava, Christian F Poets, Christian Gille
BACKGROUND: Susceptibility to infection during the neonatal period and reduced control of inflammation in neonates are attributed to immunosuppression persisting from fetal life. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are immature myeloid progenitors with suppressive activity and increased numbers in cord blood. We hypothesized that MDSCs contribute to innate host defence in neonates, paralleled by anti-inflammatory signalling. METHODS: Phagocytic activity, infection induced apoptosis, expression of B-cell lymphoma (Bcl)-2 family proteins, production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), cytokine production and T-cell suppression of neonatal granulocytic-MDSCs (G-MDSCs) after infection with Escherichia coli (E...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489883/bmp-7-induces-apoptosis-in-human-germinal-center-b-cells-and-is-influenced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-type-i-alk5
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Lise K Bollum, Kanutte Huse, Morten P Oksvold, Baoyan Bai, Vera I Hilden, Lise Forfang, Sun Ok Yoon, Sébastien Wälchli, Erlend B Smeland, June H Myklebust
Selection and maturation of B cells into plasma cells producing high-affinity antibodies occur in germinal centers (GC). GCs form transiently in secondary lymphoid organs upon antigen challenge, and the GC reaction is a highly regulated process. TGF-β is a potent negative regulator, but the influence of other family members including bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) is less known. Studies of human peripheral blood B lymphocytes showed that BMP-6 suppressed plasmablast differentiation, whereas BMP-7 induced apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485780/the-comparison-of-the-rejuvenation-effects-on-the-skin-of-wistar-rats-between-10600-nm-co2-fractional-laser-and-retinoic-acid
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Y Qu, W-Y Ma, Q Sun
OBJECTIVE: The fractional laser and topical retinoic acid treatment have been applied for skin rejuvenation; however, the possible molecular mechanism of promoting remodeling of dermis is not clearly. Here we aimed to compare the effects of 10600 nm CO2 fractional laser and topical retinoic acid formulation on the skin collagen proliferation of Wistar rats, and to further explore the possible molecular mechanism of promoting remodeling of dermis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The hair on the back of Wistar rats was removed, and the back was divided equally into four regions with the cross-streaking method: A (the control group), B (the retinoic acid group), C (retinoic acid and fractional laser combination treatment group), and D (the fractional laser group)...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476015/synergistic-protection-of-schizandrin-b-and-glycyrrhizic-acid-against-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-pathways-and-overexpression-of-nox4
#17
Di Zhang, Bin Liu, Bo Cao, Fei Wei, Xin Yu, Guo-Feng Li, Hong Chen, Lu-Qing Wei, Pei-Lan Wang
Pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and lethal lung disease, is a major therapeutic challenge for which new therapeutic strategies are warranted. Schisandrin B (Sch B) and Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) are the principal active ingredients of Schisandra chinensis and Glycyrrhiza glabra respectively, which have been reported to protect against lung injures. The present study was aimed at exploring the combinatorial therapeutic effects on bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Lung fibrotic injuries were induced in mice by a single intratracheal instillation of 5mg/kg bleomycin (BLM)...
May 2, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473708/optical-coherence-tomography-based-contact%C3%A2-indentation%C3%A2-for-diaphragm-mechanics-in-a-mouse-model-of-transforming-growth-factor-alpha-induced-lung-disease
#18
Kimberley C W Wang, Chrissie J Astell, Philip Wijesinghe, Alexander N Larcombe, Gavin J Pinniger, Graeme R Zosky, Brendan F Kennedy, Luke J Berry, David D Sampson, Alan L James, Timothy D Le Cras, Peter B Noble
This study tested the utility of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based indentation to assess mechanical properties of respiratory tissues in disease. Using OCT-based indentation, the elastic modulus of mouse diaphragm was measured from changes in diaphragm thickness in response to an applied force provided by an indenter. We used a transgenic mouse model of chronic lung disease induced by the overexpression of transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-α), established by the presence of pleural and peribronchial fibrosis and impaired lung mechanics determined by the forced oscillation technique and plethysmography...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469078/mir-21-is-associated-with-fibrosis-and-right-ventricular-failure
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Sushma Reddy, Dong-Qing Hu, Mingming Zhao, Eddie Blay, Nefthi Sandeep, Sang-Ging Ong, Gwanghyun Jung, Kristina B Kooiker, Michael Coronado, Giovanni Fajardo, Daniel Bernstein
Combined pulmonary insufficiency (PI) and stenosis (PS) is a common long-term sequela after repair of many forms of congenital heart disease, causing progressive right ventricular (RV) dilation and failure. Little is known of the mechanisms underlying this combination of preload and afterload stressors. We developed a murine model of PI and PS (PI+PS) to identify clinically relevant pathways and biomarkers of disease progression. Diastolic dysfunction was induced (restrictive RV filling, elevated RV end-diastolic pressures) at 1 month after generation of PI+PS and progressed to systolic dysfunction (decreased RV shortening) by 3 months...
May 4, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466561/alcohol-abstinence-ameliorates-the-dysregulated-immune-profiles-in-patients-with-alcoholic-hepatitis-a-prospective-observational-study
#20
Wei Li, Tohti Amet, Yanyan Xing, Dennis Yang, Suthat Liangpunsakul, Puneet Puri, Patrick Kamath, Arun Sanyal, Vijay Shah, Barry Katz, Svetlana Radaeva, David Crabb, Naga Chalasani, Qigui Yu
Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) develops only in small proportion of heavy drinkers. To better understand the mechanisms underlying this disparity, we conducted a study to define the relationship between AH development and dysregulated immune responses that might be ameliorated by alcohol abstinence. Sixty-eight AH patients, 65 heavy drinking controls without liver disease (HDC), and 20 healthy controls (HC) were enrolled and followed up to 12 months. At the baseline, HDC and HC had no significant differences in their plasma levels of 38 inflammatory cytokines/chemokines measured using multiplex immunoassays...
May 2, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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