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Stanniocalcin 1

Gavin W Roddy, Kimberly B Viker, Nelson S Winkler, Cindy K Bahler, Bradley H Holman, David Sheikh-Hamad, Uttio Roy Chowdhury, W Daniel Stamer, Michael P Fautsch
Purpose: To identify downstream signaling molecules through which intraocular pressure (IOP) is lowered following treatment with the prostaglandin analog latanoprost. Methods: Total RNA and protein isolated from primary human Schlemm's canal cells (n = 3) treated with latanoprost (free acid; 100 nM) were processed for quantitative PCR and Western blot analysis. IOP was evaluated in stanniocalcin-1 (STC-1-/-) and wild-type mice following treatment with latanoprost or Rho kinase inhibitor Y27632...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Aline G Cozer, Márcia Trapp, Tiago L Martins, Luciano Stürmer De Fraga, Claudia Vieira Marques, Jorge Felipe A Model, Vanessa Schein, Luiz Carlos Kucharski, Roselis S M Da Silva
The present work assesses in vitro the role of human Stanniocalcin 1 (hSTC-1) in (14)C-glucose metabolism in brown adipose tissue (BAT) from fed rat. In the fed state, hSTC-1 decreases the incorporation of (14)C from glucose into lipids in the rat BAT. The data support the hypothesis that the capacity of the glycerol-3-phosphate (G3P)-generating pathway (glycolysis) from glucose is regulated by hSTC-1, decreasing the adequate supply of G3P needed for fatty acid esterification and triacylglycerol (TG) storage in BAT...
April 20, 2017: Biochimie
Yao Bai, Yichen Xiao, Yuanqing Dai, Xiong Chen, Dongjie Li, Xinji Tan, Xiaobo Zhang
Stanniocalcin 1 (STC1) is a glycoprotein hormone that is involved in calcium/phosphate homeostasis. Increasing evidence suggests that STC1 is involved in carcinogenesis; however, few studies have defined the mechanisms and functional roles of STC1 activity in prostate carcinogenesis. In the present study, MTT, flow cytometry and colony formation assays, and small interfering RNA (siRNA) and overexpression in multiple cell lines were used to investigate the function of STC1 in prostate carcinoma in vivo and in vivo...
April 2017: Oncology Reports
Chia-Hao Lin, Huei-Jyun Hu, Pung-Pung Hwang
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a hormone required for phosphorus metabolism, was recently proposed to act on Ca2+ uptake; however, the available evidences of how FGF23 controls the body fluid Ca2+ homeostasis needs to be further clarified. The use of zebrafish as a model system revealed that FGF23 is specifically expressed in the corpuscles of Stannius (CS), an organ involved in Ca2+ homeostasis in fish, and its expression is stimulated by ambient water with a high Ca2+ level. The overexpression of FGF23 inhibited Ca2+ uptake by downregulating the mRNA expression of epithelium calcium channel (ECaC)...
March 1, 2017: Endocrinology
Hansjörg Rothe, Vincent Brandenburg, Margot Haun, Barbara Kollerits, Florian Kronenberg, Markus Ketteler, Christoph Wanner
INTRODUCTION: Calciphylaxis/calcific uremic arteriolopathy affects mainly end-stage kidney disease patients but is also associated with malignant disorders such as myeloma, melanoma and breast cancer. Genetic risk factors of calciphylaxis have never been studied before. METHODS: We investigated 10 target genes using a tagging SNP approach: the genes encoding CD73/ ecto-5'-nucleotidase (purinergic pathway), Matrix Gla protein, Fetuin A, Bone Gla protein, VKORC1 (all related to intrinsic calcification inhibition), calcium-sensing receptor, FGF23, Klotho, vitamin D receptor, stanniocalcin 1 (all related to CKD-MBD)...
2017: PloS One
Juan Zhou, Yinghua Li, Lina Yang, Yougen Wu, Yunjiao Zhou, Yunqing Cui, Gong Yang, Yang Hong
Mammalian stanniocalcin 2 (STC2) is a glycoprotein hormone with multiple functions. The present study determined the importance of STC2 in osteoblast differentiation. It was revealed that the expression of STC2 was increased during the differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells to osteoblasts and that knockdown of STC2 reduced osteoblast differentiation and mineralization, whereas STC2 overexpression increased differentiation and mineralization. Knockdown of STC2 downregulated the expression of osteoblast-associated genes, including runt‑related transcription factor 2, collagen type I α 1 chain, osterix and osteocalcin...
December 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Aline G Cozer, Márcia Trapp, Claudia Vieira Marques, Tiago L Martins, Jorge Felipe A Model, Vanessa Schein, Luiz Carlos Kucharski, Roselis S M Da Silva
The present work assesses in vitro the role of human Stanniocalcin 1 (hSTC-1) in glucose metabolism in white retroperitoneal adipose tissue (WRAT) from fed rat. In the fed state, hSTC1 increases the incorporation of (14)C from glucose into lipids in the rat WRAT. The increase in lipogenesis capacity supports the hypothesis that the activity of the glycerol-3-phosphate-generating pathway (glycolysis) from glucose is regulated by hSTC-1. The effect of hSTC-1 on de novo fatty acid synthesis and on glucose oxidation in WRAT is supported by an 85 % increase in (14)CO2 production from (14)C-glucose...
November 2016: Lipids
Pashtun Shahim, Kaj Blennow, Per Johansson, Johan Svensson, Simone Lista, Harald Hampel, Leif Christer Andersson, Henrik Zetterberg
Stanniocalcin-1 (STC-1) is a nerve cell-enriched protein involved in intracellular calcium homeostasis regulation. Changes in calcium regulation are hypothesized to play a role in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The expression of STC-1 increases in response to ischemic stroke, but whether it is altered in neurodegenerative disorder, particularly Alzheimer's disease (AD), has not been investigated before. We measured STC-1 in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from a total of 163 individuals including AD, prodromal AD (pAD), mixed AD, stable mild cognitive impairment (sMCI), and diagnoses of other dementia than AD, as well as cognitively normal controls (CNC) enrolled at academic centers in France and Sweden...
September 19, 2016: Neuromolecular Medicine
Peeter Juhanson, Kristiina Rull, Triin Kikas, Hannele Laivuori, Pille Vaas, Eero Kajantie, Seppo Heinonen, Maris Laan
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES: The study represents the first comprehensive analysis of Stanniocalcin-1 (STC1) hormone in human pregnancy, assessing clinical, lifestyle, and genetic determinants of circulating STC1 at term. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants included women with (n = 50) and without (n = 316) preeclampsia (PE) at delivery, recruited in the REPROgrammed fetal and/or maternal METAbolism (REPROMETA) study (2006-2011, Estonia). Genetic association analysis combined PE cases (n = 597) and controls (n = 623) from the REPROMETA and Finnish Genetics of Preeclampsia Consortium (2008-2011) studies...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Dmytro O Minchenko, A P Kharkova, O V Halkin, L L Karbovskyi, O H Minchenko
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of hypoxia on the expression of genes encoding insulin-like growth factors (IGF1 and IGF2), their receptor (IGF1R), binding protein-4 (IGFBP4), and stanniocalcin 2 (STC2) in U87 glioma cells in relation to inhibition of endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling mediated by IRE1 (inositol requiring enzyme 1) for evaluation of their possible significance in the control of tumor growth. METHODS: The expression of IGF1, IGF2, IGF1R, IGFBP4, and STC2 genes in U87 glioma cells transfected by empty vector pcDNA3...
April 2016: Endocrine Regulations
Ying-Jey Guh, Pung-Pung Hwang
Fish have sophisticated mechanisms of ionic and acid-base regulation for maintaining body fluid homeostasis. Many hormones have been proposed to control the ionic and acid-base regulation mechanisms in fishes; however, lots of the proposed actions lack convincing cellularr/molecular evidence. With the advantages of available genetic databases and molecular manipulation techniques, zebrafish has become an emerging model for research into ion transport physiology and functional regulation. Different types of ionocytes were found to transport ions through various sets of ion transporters, and the molecular mechanisms of ionocyte proliferation and differentiation have also been dissected, providing a competent platform with which to precisely study the ion transport pathways and ionocytes targeted by hormones, including isotocin, prolactin, cortisol, stanniocalcin-1, calcitonin, endothelin-1, vitamin D, parathyorid hormone 1, catecholamines, the renin-angiotensin-system, estrogen-related receptor α, and calcitonin gene-related peptide, which have been demonstrated to positively or negatively regulate ion transport through specific receptors at different molecular levels (transcriptional, translational, or posttranslational) or at different developmental stages of ionocytes (proliferation or differentiation)...
August 20, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Arezoo Mohammadipoor, Ryang Hwa Lee, Darwin J Prockop, Thomas J Bartosh
Stanniocalcin-1 (STC-1) is a multifunctional glycoprotein with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ischemic myocardial necrosis generates "danger" signals that perpetuate detrimental inflammatory reactions often involving monocyte recruitment and their subsequent differentiation into proinflammatory macrophages. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of recombinant STC-1 (rSTC-1) on monocyte phenotype and in a mouse model of myocardial infarction. Using an established protocol to differentiate human monocytes into macrophages, we demonstrated that rSTC-1 did not alter morphology of the differentiated cells, toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 expression, or expression of the myeloid cell marker CD11b...
November 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Myeongjin Jeon, Jeonghun Han, Seok Jin Nam, Jeong Eon Lee, Sangmin Kim
Stanniocalcin-1 (STC-1) is a secreted glycoprotein and its expression is strongly correlated with cancer development. However, regulatory mechanism of STC-1 expression in breast cancer cells is not clear. In the present study, we investigated whether STC-1 acts as a prognostic factor in TNBC patients and the regulation of STC-1 expression in breast cancer cells. Basal levels of STC-1 were significantly higher in TNBC cells than in non-TNBC cells. Induction of STC-1 expression was also associated with poor relapse-free survival of TNBC patients...
September 2016: Oncology Reports
Jeonghun Han, Myeongjin Jeon, Incheol Shin, Sangmin Kim
Stanniocalcin‑1 (STC‑1), a secreted glycoprotein, is highly expressed in a variety of human malignancies. However, the role of STC‑1 has not been fully elucidated in breast cancer cells. Here, we investigated whether STC‑1 acts as a prognostic factor in triple‑negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients, and we explored the cellular mechanism in breast cancer cells. The level of STC‑1 expression was directly associated with the relapse‑free and overall survival of basal‑type breast cancer patients...
September 2016: Oncology Reports
Julia Khéde Dourado Villa, Marisa Alves Nogueira Diaz, Virgínia Ramos Pizziolo, Hércia Stampini Duarte Martino
Osteoporosis is a public health concern associated with an increased risk of bone fractures and vascular calcification. Vitamin K presents unique benefits on these issues, although understudied. The two main forms of vitamin K are phylloquinone (vitamin K1) and menaquinone (vitamin K2). In this study, it was especially investigated the action of vitamin K2 in bones and vessels. Vitamin K2 has shown to stimulate bone formation by promoting osteoblast differentiation and carboxylation of osteocalcin, and increasing alkaline phosphatase, insulin-like growth factor-1, growth differentiation factor-15, and stanniocalcin 2 levels...
July 20, 2016: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Dajun Liu, Huiping Shang, Ying Liu
Stanniocalcin-1 (STC-1) protects against renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (RIRI). However, the molecular mechanisms remain widely unknown. STC-1 inhibits reactive oxygen species (ROS), whereas most ROS-mediated pathways are associated with ischemic injury. Therefore, to explore the mechanism, the effects of STC-1 on ROS-medicated pathways were studied. Non-traumatic vascular clamps were used to establish RIRI mouse models. The serum levels of STC-1, interleukin-6 (IL-6), interferon (IFN) γ, P53, and capase-3 were measured by ELISA kits...
July 12, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Jinmei Xiang, Rui Guo, Chunyun Wan, Liming Wu, Shijin Yang, Dingzong Guo
Stanniocalcin-1 (STC1) is a calcium and phosphate regulatory hormone. However, the exact molecular mechanisms underlying how STC1 affects Ca(2+) uptake remain unclear. Here, the expression levels of the calcium transport proteins involved in transcellular transport in Caco2 cells were examined following over-expression or inhibition of STC1. These proteins include the transient receptor potential vanilloid members (TRPV) 5 and 6, the plasma membrane calcium ATPase 1b (PMCA1b), the sodium/calcium exchanger (NCX1), and the vitamin D receptor (VDR)...
July 9, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Keigo Yamamoto, Yukie Tajima, Akinori Hasegawa, Yui Takahashi, Miho Kojima, Rena Watanabe, Kengo Sato, Masayoshi Shichiri, Takuya Watanabe
Stanniocalcin (STC) is a calcium- and phosphate-regulating hormone secreted by the corpuscles of Stannius, an endocrine gland of bony fish. Its human homologues, STC1 and STC2 showing 34% amino acid identity each other, are expressed in a variety of human tissues. To clarify their roles in atherosclerosis, we investigated the effects of their full-length proteins, STC1(18-247) and STC2(25-302), and STC2-derived fragment peptides, STC2(80-100) and STC2(85-99), on inflammatory responses in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), human macrophage foam cell formation, the migration and proliferation of human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs) and the extracellular matrix expression...
August 2016: Peptides
Lusine Aghajanova, Signe Altmäe, Sergo Kasvandik, Andres Salumets, Anneli Stavreus-Evers, Linda C Giudice
OBJECTIVE: To determine expression of stanniocalcin-1 (STC1) in human endometrium with and without endometriosis and its regulation by steroid hormones. DESIGN: Laboratory study. SETTING: University. PATIENT(S): Nineteen women with endometriosis and 33 control women. INTERVENTION(S): Endometrial biopsy and fluid sampling. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Analysis of early secretory (ESE) and midsecretory (MSE) endometrial secretomes from fertile women with the use of nano-liquid chromatography-dual mass spectrometry; real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and immunohistochemistry for STC1 and its receptor calcium-sensing receptor (CASR) mRNA and proteins in endometrium with and without endometriosis; evaluation of STC1 and CASR mRNA expression in endometrial stromal fibroblasts (eSF) from women with and without endometriosis decidualized with the use of E2P or 8-bromo-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)...
September 1, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
Saleheh Rezapour, Tayyeb Bahrami, Shahryar Hashemzadeh, Mehrdad Asghari Estiar, Masoumeh Nemati, Reyhaneh Ravanbakhsh, Mohammad Ali Hosseinpour Feizi, Hossein Samadi Kafil, Nasser Pouladi, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Ebrahim Sakhinia
BACKGROUND: Stanniocalcin-1 (STC1) and nuclear factor (NF)-κB subunit p65 transcription factor are involved in various types of human malignancies. The roles of STC1 and NFκB-p65 in colorectal cancer (CRC) are still not fully understood. We investigated expression levels of NF-κB p65 and STC1 and also correlations between STC1 and NF-κB p65 expression and clinicopathological features in CRC. METHODS: Tumor tissue samples were collected from 48 patients with CRC...
2016: Clinical Laboratory
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