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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727981/engaging-cold-to-upregulate-cell-proliferation-in-alginate-encapsulated-liver-spheroids
#1
Peter Kilbride, Krishnaa T Mahbubani, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, George John Morris
For many years, the impact of hyper- and hypothermia on mammalian cells has been examined. With the exception of short, low temperature storage, which has uses in areas such as preservation for transplantation or regenerative medicine, advantages for the use of low temperature treatment in hepatocytes have not been previously reported. We have observed that alginate-encapsulated HepG2 liver spheroids that are cryopreserved or experience a cold reduction in temperature (≤10°C) for periods between 1 and 90 min display an enhanced cell proliferation during culture 7-16 days post-treatment compared with untreated samples...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726775/oroxylin-a-activates-pkm1-hnf4-alpha-to-induce-hepatoma-differentiation-and-block-cancer-progression
#2
Libin Wei, Yuanyuan Dai, Yuxin Zhou, Zihao He, Jingyue Yao, Li Zhao, Qinglong Guo, Lin Yang
Liver cancer is the second cause of death from cancer worldwide, without effective treatment. Traditional chemotherapy for liver cancer has big side effects for patients, whereas targeted drugs, such as sorafenib, commonly have drug resistance. Oroxylin A (OA) is the main bioactive flavonoids of Scutellariae radix, which has strong anti-hepatoma effect but low toxicity to normal tissue. To date, no differentiation-inducing agents have been reported to exert a curative effect on solid tumors. Here our results demonstrated that OA restrained the proliferation and induced differentiation of hepatoma both in vitro and in vivo, via inducing a high PKM1 (pyruvate kinase M1)/PKM2 (pyruvate kinase M2) ratio...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725001/2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin-tcdd-elicited-effects-on-bile-acid-homeostasis-alterations-in-biosynthesis-enterohepatic-circulation-and-microbial-metabolism
#3
Kelly A Fader, Rance Nault, Chen Zhang, Kazuyoshi Kumagai, Jack R Harkema, Timothy R Zacharewski
2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a persistent environmental contaminant which elicits hepatotoxicity through activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). Male C57BL/6 mice orally gavaged with TCDD (0.01-30 µg/kg) every 4 days for 28 days exhibited bile duct proliferation and pericholangitis. Mass spectrometry analysis detected a 4.6-fold increase in total hepatic bile acid levels, despite the coordinated repression of genes involved in cholesterol and primary bile acid biosynthesis including Cyp7a1...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724942/physiological-oxygen-tension-reduces-hepatocyte-dedifferentiation-in-in-vitro-culture
#4
Ren Guo, Xinxiu Xu, Yuting Lu, Xin Xie
Primary hepatocytes cultured in vitro are a powerful tool to study the functions of hepatocytes and to evaluate the metabolism and toxicity of new drugs. However, in vitro culture of hepatocytes has proven to be very difficult. Ordinary culture conditions lead to dedifferentiation of hepatocytes, resulting in rapid change in cell morphology and significant reduction in specific cell functions. In the current study, we show that hepatocyte dedifferentiation is a rapid process under 21% O2 conditions. Hepatocytes cultured in 21% O2 undergo epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), obtain fibroblast-like morphology, and show decreased hepatic functions...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722233/cooperative-interaction-of-hepatocyte-growth-factor-and-neuregulin-regulates-schwann-cell-migration-and-proliferation-through-grb2-associated-binder-2-in-peripheral-nerve-repair
#5
Yoon Kyoung Shin, So Young Jang, Seoug Hoon Yun, Yun Young Choi, Byeol-A Yoon, Young Rae Jo, So Young Park, Min Gyoung Pak, Joo In Park, Hwan Tae Park
The sequential reactive changes in Schwann cell phenotypes in transected peripheral nerves, including dedifferentiation, proliferation and migration, are essential for nerve repair. Even though the injury-induced migratory and proliferative behaviors of Schwann cells resemble epithelial and mesenchymal transition (EMT) in tumors, the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenotypic change of Schwann cells are still unclear. Here we show that the reactive Schwann cells exhibit migratory features dependent on the expression of a scaffolding oncoprotein Grb2-associated binder-2 (Gab2), which was transcriptionally induced by neuregulin 1-ErbB2 signaling following nerve injury...
July 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716722/dynamics-of-proliferative-and-quiescent-stem-cells-in-liver-homeostasis-and-injury
#6
Wanlu Cao, Kan Chen, Michiel Bolkestein, Yuebang Yin, Monique M A Verstegen, Marcel J C Bijvelds, Wenshi Wang, Nesrin Tuysuz, Derk Ten Berge, Dave Sprengers, Herold J Metselaar, Luc J W van der Laan, Jaap Kwekkeboom, Ron Smits, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Qiuwei Pan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Adult liver stem cells are usually maintained in a quiescent/slow cycling state. However, a proliferative population, marked by leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor 5 (LGR5), was recently identified as an important liver stem cell population. We aimed to investigate the dynamics and functions of proliferative and quiescent stem cells in healthy and injured livers. METHODS: We studied LGR5-positive stem cells using diphtheria toxin receptor (DTR) and green fluorescent protein (GFP) knock-in mice...
July 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716720/met-signaling-mediates-intestinal-crypt-villus-development-regeneration-and-adenoma-formation-and-is-promoted-by-stem-cell-cd44-isoforms
#7
Sander P J Joosten, Jurrit Zeilstra, Harmen van Andel, R Clinton Mijnals, Joost Zaunbrecher, Annet A M Duivenvoorden, Marc van de Wetering, Hans Clevers, Marcel Spaargaren, Steven T Pals
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Resistance of metastatic human colorectal cancer cells to drugs that block epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling could be caused by aberrant activity of other receptor tyrosine kinases, activating overlapping signaling pathways. One of these receptor tyrosine kinases could be MET, the receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). We investigated how MET signaling, and its interaction with CD44 (a putative MET co-receptor regulated by Wnt signaling and highly expressed by intestinal stem cells [ISCs] and adenomas) affects intestinal homeostasis, regeneration, and adenoma formation in mini-gut organoids and mice...
July 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714135/yap-suppresses-gluconeogenic-gene-expression-via-pgc1%C3%AE
#8
Yue Hu, Dong-Ju Shin, Hui Pan, Zhiqiang Lin, Jonathan M Dreyfuss, Fernando D Camargo, Ji Miao, Sudha B Biddinger
Cell growth and proliferation are tightly coupled to metabolism, and dissecting the signaling molecules which link these processes is an important step towards understanding development, regeneration and cancer. The transcriptional regulator Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP) is a key regulator of liver size, development and function. We now show that YAP can also suppress gluconeogenic gene expression. Yap deletion in primary hepatocytes potentiates the gluconeogenic gene response to glucagon and dexamethasone, whereas constitutively active YAP suppresses it...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709961/bile-acids-fgf15-19-and-liver-regeneration-from-mechanisms-to-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Gloria Alvarez-Sola, Iker Uriarte, Maria U Latasa, Maddalen Jimenez, Marina Barcena-Varela, Eva Santamaría, Raquel Urtasun, Carlos Rodriguez-Ortigosa, Jesús Prieto, Pedro Berraondo, Maite G Fernandez-Barrena, Carmen Berasain, Matías A Avila
The liver has an extraordinary regenerative capacity rapidly triggered upon injury or resection. This response is intrinsically adjusted in its initiation and termination, a property termed the "hepatostat". Several molecules have been involved in liver regeneration, and among them bile acids may play a central role. Intrahepatic levels of bile acids rapidly increase after resection. Through the activation of farnesoid X receptor (FXR), bile acids regulate their hepatic metabolism and also promote hepatocellular proliferation...
July 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706416/implication-of-the-hedgehog-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
REVIEW
Carminia Maria Della Corte, Giuseppe Viscardi, Federica Papaccio, Giovanna Esposito, Giulia Martini, Davide Ciardiello, Erika Martinelli, Fortunato Ciardiello, Floriana Morgillo
The prognosis for patients who are diagnosed with advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is poor because there are few treatment options. Recent research has focused on the identification of novel molecular entities that can be targeted to inhibit oncogenic signals that are involved in the carcinogenesis, proliferation and progression of HCC. Among all of the pathways that are involved in the development of HCC, Hedgehog (HH) signalling has demonstrated a substantial role in hepatocarcinogenesis and HCC progression...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700576/cholangiocytes-act-as-facultative-liver-stem-cells-during-impaired-hepatocyte-regeneration
#11
Alexander Raven, Wei-Yu Lu, Tak Yung Man, Sofia Ferreira-Gonzalez, Eoghan O'Duibhir, Benjamin J Dwyer, John P Thomson, Richard R Meehan, Roman Bogorad, Victor Koteliansky, Yuri Kotelevtsev, Charles Ffrench-Constant, Luke Boulter, Stuart J Forbes
After liver injury, regeneration occurs through self-replication of hepatocytes. In severe liver injury, hepatocyte proliferation is impaired-a feature of human chronic liver disease. It is unclear whether other liver cell types can regenerate hepatocytes. Here we use two independent systems to impair hepatocyte proliferation during liver injury to evaluate the contribution of non-hepatocytes to parenchymal regeneration. First, loss of β1-integrin in hepatocytes with liver injury triggered a ductular reaction of cholangiocyte origin, with approximately 25% of hepatocytes being derived from a non-hepatocyte origin...
July 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696366/role-and-therapeutic-targeting-of-the-hgf-met-pathway-in-glioblastoma
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REVIEW
Nichola Cruickshanks, Ying Zhang, Fang Yuan, Mary Pahuski, Myron Gibert, Roger Abounader
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a lethal brain tumor with dismal prognosis. Current therapeutic options, consisting of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, have only served to marginally increase patient survival. Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are dysregulated in approximately 90% of GBM; attributed to this, research has focused on inhibiting RTKs as a novel and effective therapy for GBM. Overexpression of RTK mesenchymal epithelial transition (MET), and its ligand, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), in GBM highlights a promising new therapeutic target...
July 11, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681838/yap-determines-the-cell-fate-of-injured-mouse-hepatocytes-in-vivo
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Norio Miyamura, Shoji Hata, Tohru Itoh, Minoru Tanaka, Miki Nishio, Michiko Itoh, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Shuji Terai, Isao Sakaida, Akira Suzuki, Atsushi Miyajima, Hiroshi Nishina
The presence of senescent, transformed or damaged cells can impair tissue function or lead to tumorigenesis; therefore, organisms have evolved quality control mechanisms to eliminate them. Here, we show that YAP activation induced by inactivation of the Hippo pathway specifically in damaged hepatocytes promotes their selective elimination by using in vivo mosaic analysis in mouse liver. These damaged hepatocytes migrate into the hepatic sinusoids, undergo apoptosis and are engulfed by Kupffer cells. In contrast, YAP activation in undamaged hepatocytes leads to proliferation...
July 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681484/a-single-cell-transcriptomic-analysis-reveals-precise-pathways-and-regulatory-mechanisms-underlying-hepatoblast-differentiation
#14
Li Yang, Wei-Hua Wang, Wei-Lin Qiu, Zhen Guo, Erfei Bi, Cheng-Ran Xu
How the bi-potential hepatoblasts differentiate into hepatocytes and cholangiocytes remains unclear. Here, using single-cell transcriptomic analysis of hepatoblasts, hepatocytes, and cholangiocytes sorted from E10.5 to E17.5 mouse embryos, we found that hepatoblast-to-hepatocyte differentiation occurred gradually followed a linear default pathway. As more cells became fully differentiated hepatocytes, the number of proliferating cells decreased. Surprisingly, the proliferating and quiescent hepatoblasts exhibited homogeneous differentiation states at a given developmental stage...
July 6, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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
#15
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/28680559/the-roles-of-microrna-families-in-hepatic-fibrosis
#16
REVIEW
Xue-Ping Jiang, Wen-Bing Ai, Lin-Yan Wan, Yan-Qiong Zhang, Jiang-Feng Wu
When hepatocytes are damaged severely, a variety of signaling pathways will be triggered by inflammatory factors and cytokines involving in the process of hepatic fibrosis. The microRNA (miRNA) family consists of several miRNAs which have the potential for synergistic regulation of these signaling pathways. However, it is poor to understand the roles of miRNA family as a whole in hepatic fibrosis. Increasing studies have suggested several miRNA families are related with activation of hepatic stellate cells and hepatic fibrosis through cooperatively regulating certain signaling pathways...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677743/yi-guan-jian-decoction-may-enhance-hepatic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow%C3%A2-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-sdf%C3%A2-1-in%C3%A2-vitro
#17
Lin-Lin Fu, Bing-Yao Pang, Ying Zhu, Ling Wang, Ai-Jing Leng, Hai-Long Chen
A previous study reported that Yi Guan Jian (YGJ) may increase the proliferation and differentiation of hepatic oval cells in a rat liver cirrhosis model. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect and mechanism of action of YGJ on inducing hepatic differentiation in bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM‑MSCs) via stromal‑cell derived factor‑1 (SDF‑1). Murine BM‑MSCs were isolated with whole bone marrow adherence, then identified by immunocytochemical staining and flow cytometry...
June 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673967/piperlongumine-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-dependent-downregulation-of-specificity-protein-transcription-factors
#18
Keshav Karki, Erik Hedrick, Ravi Kasiappan, Un-Ho Jin, Stephen Safe
Piperlongumine is a natural product found in the plant species Piper longum, and this compound exhibits potent anticancer activity in multiple tumor types and has been characterized as an inducer of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Treatment of Panc1 and L3.6pL pancreatic, A549 lung, 786-O kidney, and SKBR3 breast cancer cell lines with 5 to 15 μmol/L piperlongumine inhibited cell proliferation and induced apoptosis and ROS, and these responses were attenuated after cotreatment with the antioxidant glutathione...
July 3, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673823/a-role-of-tumor-susceptibility-gene-101-tsg101-in-innate-immune-response-of-crayfish-procambarus-clarkii
#19
Yu-Xuan Sun, Lin Tang, Jin Gao, Yuan-Yuan Feng, Tao Peng, Ying-Ying Yu, Liang-Li Yang, Yu Sun, Bao-Jian Zhu
Tumor susceptibility gene 101 (TSG101) is a multi-functional gene involved in cell growth and proliferation in vertebrates. However, its role in the innate immune response of crustaceans remains unclear. Here, a TSG101 gene was identified in crayfish Procambarus clarkii with an open reading frame of 1320 bp that encoded a predicted 48.3-kDa protein highly homologous to those in other invertebrates. TSG101 mRNA was highly expressed in stomach and hepatopancreas, and its expression was induced significantly in different tissues (hemocytes, gills and intestine) by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (poly I: C) with various expression patterns...
June 30, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671339/role-of-erbb-her-family-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-in-cholangiocyte-biology
#20
REVIEW
Anna Pellat, Javier Vaquero, Laura Fouassier
The ErbB/HER family comprises four distinct tyrosine kinase receptors, EGFR/ErbB1/HER1, ErbB2/HER2, ErbB3/HER3 and ErbB4/HER4, which trigger intracellular signals at the origin of essential cellular functions including differentiation, proliferation, survival and migration. Epithelial cells, named cholangiocytes, that line intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts, contribute substantially to biliary secretory functions and bile transport. Although ErbB receptors have been widely studied in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a malignancy of the biliary tract, knowledge of these receptors in biliary epithelium physiology and in non-malignant cholangiopathies is far from completed...
July 3, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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