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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092646/ex-vivo-nonviral-gene-delivery-of-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-to-attenuate-cancer-induced-pain
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Seiichi Yamano, Chi T Viet, Dongmin Dang, Jisen Dai, Shigeru Hanatani, Tadahiro Takayama, Hironori Kasai, Kentaro Imamura, Ron Campbell, Yi Ye, John C Dolan, William Myung Kwon, Stefan D Schneider, Brian L Schmidt
Virus-mediated gene delivery shows promise for the treatment of chronic pain. However, viral vectors have cytotoxicity. To avoid toxicities and limitations of virus-mediated gene delivery, we developed a novel nonviral hybrid vector: HIV-1 Tat peptide sequence modified with histidine and cysteine residues combined with a cationic lipid. The vector has high transfection efficiency with little cytotoxicity in cancer cell lines including HSC-3 (human tongue squamous cell carcinoma) and exhibits differential expression in HSC-3 (∼45-fold) relative to HGF-1 (human gingival fibroblasts) cells...
February 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090795/isolation-and-characterization-of-anti-c-met-single-chain-fragment-variable-scfv-antibodies
#2
Elmira Safaie Qamsari, Zahra Sharifzadeh, Salman Bagheri, Farhad Riazi-Rad, Vahid Younesi, Mohsen Abolhassani, Sepideh Safaei Ghaderi, Behzad Baradaran, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Mehdi Yousefi
The receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) Met is the cell surface receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) involved in invasive growth programs during embryogenesis and tumorgenesis. There is compelling evidence suggesting important roles for c-Met in colorectal cancer proliferation, migration, invasion, angiogenesis, and survival. Hence, a molecular inhibitor of an extracellular domain of c-Met receptor that blocks c-Met-cell surface interactions could be of great thera-peutic importance. In an attempt to develop molecular inhibitors of c-Met, single chain variable fragment (scFv) phage display libraries Tomlinson I + J against a specific synthetic oligopeptide from the extracellular domain of c-Met receptor were screened; selected scFv were then characterized using various immune techniques...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086886/biochemical-mechanism-underlying-hypertriglyceridemia-and-hepatic-steatosis-hepatomegaly-induced-by-acute-schisandrin-b-treatment-in-mice
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Yi Zhang, Jing Zhao, Shu-Feng Zhou, Zhi-Ling Yu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Pei-Li Zhu, Zhu-Sheng Chu, Si-Yuan Pan, Ming Xie, Kam-Ming Ko
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that acute oral administration of schisandrin B (Sch B), an active dibenzocyclooctadiene isolated from Schisandrae Fructus (a commonly used traditional Chinese herb), increased serum and hepatic triglyceride (TG) levels and hepatic mass in mice. The present study aimed to investigate the biochemical mechanism underlying the Sch B-induced hypertriglyceridemia, hepatic steatosis and hepatomegaly. METHODS: Male ICR mice were given a single oral dose of Sch B (0...
January 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083617/profile-of-inflammation-associated-proteins-in-early-post-transplant-samples-of-patients-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-preliminary-study
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Frantisek Mrazek, Petra Schneiderova, Eva Kriegova, Ludek Raida, Adam Kuba, Petr Gajdos, Nikola Königova, Jana Onderkova, Zuzana Ambruzova
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) is used as a curative treatment in severe hematological and immunological disorders. Despite clear improvement of the aHSCT outcome, substantial proportion of patients still suffers from severe complications, including graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). The aim of this study was, therefore, to identify inflammation-associated molecules deregulated in the early serum samples of the patients after aHSCT and nominate markers associated with particular aHSCT parameters/complications...
January 12, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081379/direct-gingival-fibroblast-osteoblast-transdifferentiation-via-epigenetics
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Y Cho, B Kim, H Bae, W Kim, J Baek, K Woo, G Lee, Y Seol, Y Lee, Y Ku, I Rhyu, H Ryoo
Alveolar bone resorption caused by trauma or periodontal diseases has represented a challenge for both dental clinicians and researchers. In this study, we evaluate the osteogenic potential of human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) through a direct transdifferentiation from HGFs to functional osteoblasts via epigenetic modification and osteogenic signaling with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) in vitro and in vivo. HGF treatment with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC) induced demethylation in the hypermethylated CpG islands of the osteogenic lineage marker genes RUNX2 and ALP, and subsequent BMP2 treatment successfully drove the fibroblasts to the osteoblasts' lineage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076931/varying-effects-of-egf-hgf-and-tgf%C3%AE-on-formation-of-invadopodia-and-invasiveness-of-melanoma-cell-lines-of-different-origin
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A Makowiecka, A Simiczyjew, D Nowak, A J Mazur
The understanding of melanoma malignancy mechanisms is essential for patient survival, because melanoma is responsible for ca. 75% of deaths related to skin cancers. Enhanced formation of invadopodia and extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation are two important drivers of cell invasion, and actin dynamics facilitate protrusive activity by providing a driving force to push through the ECM. We focused on the influence of epidermal growth factor (EGF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) on melanoma cell invasiveness, since they are observed in the melanoma microenvironment...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075467/resveratrol-suppresses-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-targeting-hgf-c-met-signaling-pathway
#7
Feng Gao, Gang Deng, Wenbin Liu, Kechao Zhou, Ming Li
Resveratrol, one of the major polyphenols found in red wine, is suggested to have a role as a chemo-prevention or chemotherapy agent in various human cancer models. Herein, we report that resveratrol has a profound antitumor effect on human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells by down-regulation of the HGF-c-Met signaling pathway. Resveratrol inhibited anchorage-dependent and -independent growth of HCC cells in a dose-dependent manner. Short-term resveratrol exposure substantially decreased HGF-induced c-Met signaling pathway activation, and long-term exposure to resveratrol markedly inhibited c-Met expression on the cell membrane...
January 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075407/diagnostic-value-of-serum-angiogenesis-markers-in-ovarian-cancer-using-multiplex-immunoassay
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Agnieszka Horala, Agata Swiatly, Jan Matysiak, Paulina Banach, Ewa Nowak-Markwitz, Zenon J Kokot
As cancer development involves pathological vessel formation, 16 angiogenesis markers were evaluated as potential ovarian cancer (OC) biomarkers. Blood samples collected from 172 patients were divided based on histopathological result: OC (n = 38), borderline ovarian tumours (n = 6), non-malignant ovarian tumours (n = 62), healthy controls (n = 50) and 16 patients were excluded. Sixteen angiogenesis markers were measured using BioPlex Pro Human Cancer Biomarker Panel 1 immunoassay. Additionally, concentrations of cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) were measured in patients with adnexal masses using electrochemiluminescence immunoassay...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075018/c-met-as-a-potential-target-for-the-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-cancer-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Afsaneh Bahrami, Soodabeh Shahidsales, Majid Khazaei, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Mina Maftouh, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Amir Avan
Aberrant activation of the HGF/c-Met signalling pathways is shown to be related with cell proliferation, progression, metastasis and worse prognosis in several tumor types, including gastrointestinal cancers, suggesting its value as a stimulating-target for cancer-therapy. Several approaches have been developed for targeting HGF and/or c-Met, and one of them, crizotinib (dual c-Met/ALK inhibitor), is recently been approved by FDA for lung-cancers with ALK-rearrangement. The main aim of current review is to give an overview on the role of c-Met/HGF pathway in gastrointestinal cancer, in preclinical and clinical trials...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070997/involvement-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-the-formation-of-plexiform-lesions-in-broiler-chickens-possible-role-of-local-immune-inflammatory-response
#10
Xun Tan, Fan-Guo Juan, Ali Q Shah
Plexiform lesions (PLs), which are often accompanied by perivascular infiltrates of mononuclear cells, represent the hallmark lesions of pulmonary arteries in humans suffering from severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have been recently implicated in the formation of PLs in human patients. PLs rarely develop in rodent animal models of PAH but can develop spontaneously in broiler chickens. The aim of the present study was to confirm the presence of EPCs in the PLs in broilers...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070037/-bm-mscs-from-wuzhishan-mini-pigs-delay-the-progress-of-renal-fibrosis-induced-by-chronic-kidney-disease-through-%C3%A2-autocrine-hepatocyte-growth-factor-in-vitro
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Yang Xiang, Jiale Long, Jiansheng Xing, Yuanhui Gao, Qing Cheng, Yong Cai, Zhenxiang Liu, Shufang Zhang, Lie Chen, Chao Yang, Zhiming Bai
To isolate bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) and establish the model of chronic kidney disease (CKD) of Wuzhishan (WZS) mini-pig, and to study the repairment effect of BM-MSCs on CKD-induced renal fibrosis in vitro.
 Methods: Density gradient method was used to isolate and culture BM-MSCs. The cells were verified by morphology, phenotype, differentiation and so on. The left partial ureteral obstruction (LPUUO) was used to establish the CKD model, which was evaluated by B-ultrasound, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), HE and Masson staining...
December 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064454/hgf-met-in-cancer-progression-and-biomarker-discovery
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REVIEW
Kunio Matsumoto, Masataka Umitsu, Dinuka M De Silva, Arpita Roy, Donald P Bottaro
Signaling driven by hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and MET receptor facilitates conspicuous biological responses such as epithelial cell migration, 3-D morphogenesis, and survival. The dynamic migration and promotion of cell survival induced by MET activation are bases respectively for invasion-metastasis and resistance against targeted drugs in cancers. Recent studies indicated that MET in tumor-derived exosomes facilitates metastatic niche formation and metastasis in malignant melanoma. In lung cancer, gene amplification-induced MET activation and ligand-dependent MET activation in autocrine/paracrine manner are causes for resistance to EGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors and ALK inhibitors...
January 8, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064436/mir-181b-5p-ets1-and-c-met-pathway-exacerbates-the-prognosis-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-after-radiation-therapy
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Hideo Tomihara, Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Takehiro Noda, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
Preoperative chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has emerged as a reasonable strategy that shows good prognostic impact. However, after preoperative CRT, resected specimens exhibited remnant tumor cells, which indicated that some tumor cells had acquired or were selected for resistance to CRT. Recently, two oncological mechanisms, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the presence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) were reported to be associated with resistance in various cancers...
January 8, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061464/met-receptor-variant-r970c-favors-calpain-dependent-generation-of-a-fragment-promoting-epithelial-cell-scattering
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Rémi Montagne, Anne Baranzelli, Ghaffar Muharram, Leroy Catherine, Marie Lesaffre, Audrey Vinchent, Zoulika Kherrouche, Elisabeth Werkmeister, Alexis B Cortot, David Tulasne
The receptor tyrosine kinase MET and its ligand, the hepatocyte growth factor, are essential to embryonic development, whereas deregulation of MET signaling is associated with tumorigenesis leading to various cancers, including lung carcinoma. Mutations in the MET kinase domain lead to constitutive kinase activity and are associated with tumorigenesis. In lung cancer, however, some mutations are found in the juxtamembrane domain, and their functional consequences are unknown. Because the juxtamembrane domain of MET is targeted by several proteolytic cleavages, involved in its degradation during cell death or under steady-state conditions, we evaluated the influence of these mutations on the MET proteolytic cleavages...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049228/enhancement-of-gastric-ulcer-healing-and-angiogenesis-by-hepatocyte-growth-factor-gene-mediated-by-attenuated-salmonella-in-rats
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Xiaoqin Ha, Junhua Peng, Hongbin Zhao, Zhiyun Deng, Juzi Dong, Hongyan Fan, Yong Zhao, Bing Li, Qiangsheng Feng, Zhihua Yang
The present study developed an oral hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene therapy strategy for gastric ulcers treatment. An attenuated Salmonella typhimurium that stably expressed high HGF (named as TPH) was constructed, and the antiulcerogenic effect of TPH was evaluated in a rat model of gastric ulcers that created by acetic acid subserosal injection. From day 5 after injection, TPH (1 × 10⁹ cfu), vehicle (TP, 1 × 10⁹ cfu), or sodium bicarbonate (model control) was administered orally every alternate day for three times...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045643/production-of-human-mutant-biologically-active-hepatocyte-growth-factor-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#16
Dongsheng Xu, Aini Wan, Lin Peng, Yun Chen, Yang He, Jianfeng Yang, Jian Jin
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a potent multi-functional cytokine that affects proliferation, migration and morphogenesis of various cells. HGF is secreted as an inactive single chain precursor protein and activated by the cleavage of serine proteases to form heterodimers. In our current study, the cleavage site of HGF was blocked by replaced Arg 494 of Glu (R494E) that resulted in the single chain HGF (R494E) unable to be cleaved by serine proteases. We established Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells overexpressing HGF (R494E), the expression of HGF (R494E) achieved 12 mg/L and was similar to a previously reported study...
January 3, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045433/functions-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-wwox-in-bone-metastasis-from-breast-carcinoma-comparison-with-primary-tumors
#17
REVIEW
Paola Maroni, Emanuela Matteucci, Paola Bendinelli, Maria Alfonsina Desiderio
Epigenetic mechanisms influence molecular patterns important for the bone-metastatic process, and here we highlight the role of WW-domain containing oxidoreductase (Wwox). The tumor-suppressor Wwox lacks in almost all cancer types; the variable expression in osteosarcomas is related to lung-metastasis formation, and exogenous Wwox destabilizes HIF-1α (subunit of Hypoxia inducible Factor-1, HIF-1) affecting aerobic glycolysis. Our recent studies show critical functions of Wwox present in 1833-osteotropic clone, in the corresponding xenograft model, and in human bone metastasis from breast carcinoma...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043364/inhibition-of-peripubertal-sheep-mammary-gland-development-by-cysteamine-through-reducing-progesterone-and-growth-factor-production
#18
Yong Zhao, Yanni Feng, Hongfu Zhang, Xin Kou, Lan Li, Xinqi Liu, Pengfei Zhang, Liantao Cui, Meiqiang Chu, Wei Shen, Lingjiang Min
Cysteamine has been used for treating cystinosis for many years, and furthermore it has also been used as a therapeutic agent for different diseases including Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease (PD), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, malaria, cancer, and others. Although cysteamine has many potential applications, its use may also be problematic. The effects of low doses of cysteamine on the reproductive system, especially the mammary glands are currently unknown. In the current investigation, low dose (10 mg/kg BW/day) of cysteamine did not affect sheep body weight gain or organ index of the liver, spleen, or heart; it did, however, increase the levels of blood lymphocytes, monocytes, and platelets...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038979/preclinical-evaluation-of-met-inhibitor-inc-280-with-or-without-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitor-erlotinib-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Matthew S Lara, William S Holland, Danielle Chinn, Rebekah A Burich, Primo N Lara, David R Gandara, Karen Kelly, Philip C Mack
BACKGROUND: Although the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor erlotinib is initially effective in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with tumors harboring activating mutations of EGFR, most subsequently develop acquired resistance. One recognized resistance mechanism occurs through activation of bypass signaling via the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-MET pathway. INC-280 is a small molecule kinase inhibitor of MET. We sought to demonstrate the activity of INC-280 on select NSCLC cell lines both as a single agent and in combination with erlotinib using exogenous HGF to simulate MET up-regulation...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033682/the-effect-of-two-drug-delivery-systems-in-ropivacaine-cytotoxicity-and-cytokine-release-by-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts
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Luiz Eduardo Nunes Ferreira, Bruno Vilela Muniz, Jonny Burga-Sánchez, Maria Cristina Volpato, Eneida de Paula, Edvaldo Antonio Ribeiro Rosa, Francisco Carlos Groppo
OBJECTIVES: Modified drug delivery systems have been developed to improve pharmacological properties of local anaesthetics. However, the inflammatory potential of these formulations was not investigated. This study compared the in-vitro effects of ropivacaine (ropi) in plain, liposomal (MLV) or 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) formulations on cell viability, apoptosis and cytokine (IL-1α, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-10) release. METHODS: Human immortalized keratinocytes (HaCaT) and human immortalized gingival fibroblasts (HGF) were exposed to 1-100 μm ropi concentrations...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
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