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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243776/hypoxia-promotes-invasion-of-retinoblastoma-cells-in-vitro-by-upregulating-hif-1%C3%AE-mmp9-signaling-pathway
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Y-Y Li, Y-L Zheng
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of hypoxia-inducible transcription factors-1α (HIF-1α)/matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) signaling pathway on hypoxia triggered invasion in retinoblastoma cell line HXO-RB44. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HXO-RB44 cells were cultured under hypoxia conditions for 24 h. The effect of hypoxia on invasion ability of HXO-RB44 cells was monitored with transwell invasion assay; the mRNA and protein expression levels of HIF-1α and MMP9 were detected by Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blot; luciferase assay was performed to assess the MMP9 regulation by HIF-1α, and HIF-1α regulation by hypoxia...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242634/extracellular-matrix-alterations-after-blood-instillation-in-tunica-albuginea-of-rats
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David J Cohen, André V Oliveira, Théresè R Theodoro, Giuliana Petri, Carina M Melo, Renan P Cavalheiro, Helena B Nader, Ana M Mader, Maria A S Pinhal, Sidney Glina
The cause of Peyronie's disease (PD) is still not completely understood. The objective of this study, therefore, was to analyze the histological and biochemical alterations that occur after the instillation of blood in the tunica albuginea (TA) of rats with an emphasis on the remodeling process of ECM. Thirty male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups: two control groups with instillation of distilled water in TA followed by penectomy after 15 days or 45 days, respectively and two experimental groups with instillation of blood in TA followed by penectomy after 15 days or 45 days, respectively...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241675/effect-of-telmisartan-on-preventing-learning-and-memory-deficits-via-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-in-vascular-dementia-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Yuan Gao, Wei Li, Yali Liu, Yan Wang, Jianchao Zhang, Miao Li, Mengsen Bu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the effect of telmisartan (TEL), as a partial peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) agonist, in vascular dementia (VaD) rats induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). METHODS: Spontaneously hypertensive rats were divided into 6 groups: the sham group, model group, TEL-treated groups (1, 5, and 10 mg/kg), and TEL + GW9662 (10 mg/kg + 1 mg/kg). Using the MCAO method established the VaD rat model...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240923/neutrophil-activation-signature-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-indicates-the-presence-of-low-density-granulocytes
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Kavitha Ramanathan, Anna Glaser, Hanna Lythgoe, Joanne Ong, Michael W Beresford, Angela Midgley, Helen L Wright
Objective: JIA is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease with involvement of innate and adaptive immune responses. However, the role of neutrophils in JIA pathogenesis remains unclear. This study aimed to identify and validate neutrophil gene expression signatures in JIA using public microarray datasets and new clinical samples. Methods: Three suitable datasets were analysed by significance analysis of microarray and Ingenuity. Neutrophils and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from a new cohort of JIA patients and healthy paediatric controls (HCs)...
December 12, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237912/effects-of-exogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-on-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-human-bladder-cancer-cells
#5
Hui Liu, Junkai Chang, Zhenhua Zhao, Yang Li, Junqing Hou
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of exogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on the proliferation and invasion of human bladder cancer cells. METHODS: Human bladder cancer EJ cells were cultured and then treated with sodium bisulfide (NaHS) (100 μmol/L for low dosage, 200 μmol/L for moderate dosage, 400 μmol/L for high dosage). The differences on proliferation and invasion of EJ cells were detected among different groups with MTT and transwell invasion assays...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234432/ethanol-extract-of-root-of-prunus-persica-inhibited-the-growth-of-liver-cancer-cell-hepg2-by-inducing-cell-cycle-arrest-and-migration-suppression
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Hongchun Shen, Honglian Wang, Li Wang, Lu Wang, Menglian Zhu, Yao Ming, Sha Zhao, Junming Fan, En Yin Lai
Liver cancer is the second most lethal cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the primary cancer subgroup. However, the current chemotherapy agents remain ineffective and present wide side effects for advanced HCC patient. In this study, we investigated the antitumor role of ethanol extract of root of peach tree (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch and hereafter designated as TSG in short of its Chinese name), which is an important ingredient in Chinese medicine prescription, in liver cancer cell HepG2. By cell viability assay, we showed that addition of TSG in the culture medium inhibited the cell growth of HepG2 cells in a dose and time-dependent way...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234131/a-gene-expression-study-of-ornamental-fin-shape-in-neolamprologus-brichardi-an-african-cichlid-species
#7
Ehsan Pashay Ahi, Florian Richter, Kristina M Sefc
The diversity of fin morphology within and across fish taxa offers great, but still largely unexplored, opportunities to investigate the proximate mechanisms underlying fin shape variation. Relying on available genetic knowledge brought forth mainly by the comprehensive study of the zebrafish caudal fin, we explored candidate molecular mechanisms for the maintenance and formation of the conspicuously elongated filaments adorning the unpaired fins of the East African "princess cichlid" Neolamprologus brichardi...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234088/tear-proteome-analysis-in-ocular-surface-diseases-using-label-free-lc-ms-ms-and-multiplexed-microarray-biomarker-validation
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Javier Soria, Arantxa Acera, Jesús Merayo-LLoves, Juan A Durán, Nerea González, Sandra Rodriguez, Nikitas Bistolas, Soeren Schumacher, Frank F Bier, Harald Peter, Walter Stöcklein, Tatiana Suárez
We analyzed the tear film proteome of patients with dry eye (DE), meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and normal volunteers (CT). Tear samples were collected from 70 individuals. Of these, 37 samples were analyzed using spectral-counting-based LC-MS/MS label-free quantitation, and 33 samples were evaluated in the validation of candidate biomarkers employing customized antibody microarray assays. Comparative analysis of tear protein profiles revealed differences in the expression levels of 26 proteins, including protein S100A6, annexin A1, cystatin-S, thioredoxin, phospholipase A2, antileukoproteinase, and lactoperoxidase...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233174/sprifermin-rhfgf18-modulates-extracellular-matrix-turnover-in-cartilage-explants-ex-vivo
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Ditte Reker, Cecilie F Kjelgaard-Petersen, Anne Sofie Siebuhr, Martin Michaelis, Anne Gigout, Morten A Karsdal, Christoph Ladel, Anne C Bay-Jensen
BACKGROUND: Sprifermin (recombinant human fibroblast growth factor 18) is in clinical development as a potential disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD). In vitro studies have shown that cartilage regenerative properties of sprifermin involve chondrocyte proliferation and extracellular matrix (ECM) production. To gain further insight into the process of sprifermin in the cartilage tissue, this study aimed at investigating the ECM turnover of articular cartilage explants in a longitudinal manner...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231992/hcfu-inhibits-cervical-cancer-cells-growth-and-metastasis-by-inactivating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Ping Liu, Shuying Ma, Hua Liu, Huazhen Han, Shanshan Wang
BACKGROUND: 1-hexylcarbamoyl-5-fluorouracil (HCFU), also known as carmofur, is an effective chemotherapeutic agent applied to several cancers. This study was aimed to explore the functional effects of HCFU on cervical cancer cells and tried to uncover its possible mechanism. METHODS: Two immortalized cervical cancer cell lines (HeLa and Caski) and primary cervical cancer cells prepared from two cervical cancer patients were used in this study. Cell viability, apoptosis, colony formation, migration, invasion, and the expressions of cell growth- and metastasis-associated factors were respectively assessed following 0-1 µg/mL of HCFU treatment for 0-48 h...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228922/effect-of-sirna-silencing-of-sall2-gene-on-growth-migration-and-invasion-of-human-ovarian-carcinoma-a2780-cells
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Fang Miao, Xueshan Zhang, Yanning Cao, Yue Wang, Xiaoshu Zhang
BACKGROUND: The role of Spalt-like gene-2 (SALL2) in tumorigenesis remains incompletely elucidated. This study investigated the effects of SALL2 on human ovarian carcinoma (OC) A2780 cells and the probable mechanism. METHODS: Expression of SALL2 in human OC cell lines were detected by reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) and Western blot analysis. A2780 cells were transfected with small-interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA) to silence SALL2. SALL2 expression was detected by RT-PCR, Western blot analysis and immunofluorescence assay...
December 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228680/long-noncoding-rna-miat-promotes-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-proliferation-and-metastasis-through-mmp9-activation
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I-Lu Lai, Chin-An Yang, Pei-Chin Lin, Wen-Ling Chan, Ya-Ting Lee, Ju-Chen Yen, Ya-Sian Chang, Jan-Gowth Chang
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in carcinogenesis. Myocardial infarction-associated transcript (MIAT), originally isolated as a candidate gene for myocardial infarction, has been found to act as an oncogene in chronic lymphocytic leukaemias and neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC); however, little is known about its expression pattern, biological function, and underlying mechanism in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we observed that MIAT expression was upregulated in NSCLC, and its overexpression was associated with advanced tumor stage...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228653/overexpression-of-capn2-promotes-cell-metastasis-and-proliferation-via-akt-mtor-signaling-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Chenkui Miao, Chao Liang, Ye Tian, Aiming Xu, Jundong Zhu, Kai Zhao, Jianzhong Zhang, Yibo Hua, Shouyong Liu, Huiyu Dong, Chao Zhang, Shifeng Su, Pu Li, Chao Qin, Zengjun Wang
The calpain 2 (CAPN2) is upregulated in various malignant carcinomas. Previous studies have reported that CAPN2 functioned as an oncogenic factor in human cancers. However, its clinical role and potential effects on cell metastasis and proliferation in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remain unknown. In this study, we evaluated the mRNA and protein levels of CAPN2 in human RCC specimens, matched normal specimens, and RCC cell lines using quantitative Real-time PCR (RT-PCR) and western blot. Immunohistochemistry of 74 RCC tissues in a tissue microarrays (TMAs) and normal kidney tissues were performed...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228391/arsenic-attenuates-heparin-binding-egf-like-growth-factor-egfr-signalling-that-promotes-matrix-metalloprotease-9-dependent-astrocyte-damage-in-the-developing-rat-brain
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Rajesh Kushwaha, Juhi Mishra, Sachin Tripathi, Waseem Raza, Kapil Mandrah, Somendu Kumar Roy, Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
We earlier reported that exposure to arsenic at concentrations in ground water of India attenuated glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) during brain development. Here, we validated the effects and explored mechanism in cultured astrocytes and developing rat brain. We hypothesized participation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), known to regulate GFAP. We found that arsenic inactivated EGFR, marked by reduced phospho-EGFR in astrocytes. Screening EGFR ligands revealed an arsenic-mediated attenuation in cellular and secreted-Heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF)...
December 7, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225709/immunomodulatory-effects-of-human-cryopreserved-viable-amniotic-membrane-in-a-pro-inflammatory-environment-in-vitro
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Claire E Witherel, Tony Yu, Mark Concannon, Will Dampier, Kara L Spiller
Introduction: Chronic wounds remain a major clinical challenge. Human cryopreserved viable amniotic membrane (hCVAM) is among the most successful therapies, but the mechanisms of action remain loosely defined. Because proper regulation of macrophage behavior is critical for wound healing with biomaterial therapies, we hypothesized that hCVAM would positively regulate macrophage behavior in vitro, and that soluble factors released from the hCVAM would be important for this effect. Materials and Methods: Primary human pro-inflammatory (M1) macrophages were seeded directly onto intact hCVAM or cultured in separation via transwell inserts (Soluble Factors) in the presence of pro-inflammatory stimuli (interferon-γ and lipopolysaccharide) to simulate the chronic wound environment...
October 2017: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225168/cortistatin-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-through-inactivation-of-the-erk1-2-signaling-pathways
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Hao Chai, ZhongHao Tao, Wen Chen, YueYue Xu, Fuhua Huang, CunHua Su, Xin Chen
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a fatal disease that is associated with chronic inflammation in the vessel wall. Cortistatin is implicated in inflammation, vascular smooth muscle cell migration and other cardiovascular pathologies. But, the hypothetical effect of cortistatin on AAA remains uncertain. We investigated the effect of cortistatin administration to angiotensin (Ang) II-induced AAA formation in apolipoprotein E deficient (Apoe-/-) mice. We showed that cortistatin administration significantly suppresses incidence and severity of AAA in Apoe-/- mice...
December 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223062/hplc-ms-ms-method-optimisation-for-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-determination-in-human-blood-serum-using-target-analysis
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Petra Kotnik, Metka Koren Krajnc, Artur Pahor, Matjaž Finšgar, Željko Knez
A quantitative analysis of zinc endopeptidases matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) and matrix metalloproteinase 3 (MMP3) from human blood serum are presented. Both matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are present in human blood serum and can be used as biomarkers for different diseases. The analysis was performed using LC-MS/MS with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, based on two specific peptides of each MMP in comparison with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). While the conditions for the LC-MS/MS analysis of MMP9 peptides were previously reported for bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, the analysis of MMP3 peptides was newly quantified for human blood serum herein for the first time...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218693/non-catalytic-region-of-tyrosine-kinase-adaptor-protein-2-nck2-pathways-as-factor-promoting-aggressiveness-in-ovarian-cancer
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Mara Fanelli, Alessia Camperchioli, Lella Petrella, Marco Petrillo, Cinzia Baranello, Pina Baccaro, Carmela Paolillo, Ettore Capoluongo, Giovanni Scambia
BACKGROUND: In this study we investigated the function of the non-catalytic region of tyrosine kinase adaptor protein 2 (NCK2) and its correlation with ITGB1 and ITGB4 integrins in driving ovarian cancer (OvCa) aggressiveness. We also evaluated whether NCK2 may influence prognosis in OvCa patients. METHODS: Nanofluidic technology was used to analyze expression of NCK2 in 332 OvCa patients. To evaluate mRNA expression of NCK2, integrins and VEGFA in OvCa cell lines, qRT-PCR was performed...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215703/design-synthesis-and-characterization-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-unsaturated-carboxylic-acid-and-its-urea-based-derivatives-that-explores-novel-epigenetic-modulators-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a549-cell-line
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Anusha Chidambaram, S H Kavya, Ramesh Kumar Chidambaram, Rajasekaran Subbiah, John Marshal Jayaraj, Karthikeyan Muthusamy, Ravikumar Vilwanathan
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) are a small molecule chemotherapeutics that target the chromatin remodeling through the regulation of histone and non-histone proteins. These inhibitors directed against HDAC enzymes have become an important therapeutic tool in oncology; consequently, scientific efforts have fortified the quest for newer and novel HDACi, which forces the design of structurally innovative HDACi. Various urea containing compounds exhibited admirable anticancer activity. On the basis of these observations, we design and synthesize HDAC specific blocker molecules which are specifically besieged towards class I, class II and class IV HDAC isoforms to enhance the structural assortment for HDACi...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215396/outcomes-of-corneal-cross-linking-correlate-with-cone-specific-lysyl-oxidase-expression-in-patients-with-keratoconus
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Rohit Shetty, Nimisha Rajiv Kumar, Natasha Pahuja, Rashmi Deshmukh, KrishnaPoojita Vunnava, Valsala Gopalakrishnan Abilash, Abhijit Sinha Roy, Arkasubhra Ghosh
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation of visual and keratometry outcomes after corneal cross-linking (CXL) in patients with keratoconus with cone epithelium-specific gene expression levels. METHODS: Corneal epithelium was obtained from 35 eyes that underwent accelerated CXL (KXLII, 9 mW/cm for 10 min). Using corneal topography, epithelium over the cone and periphery was obtained separately from each subject. The ratio of gene expression for lysyl oxidase (LOX), matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), bone morphogenic protein 7, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1, collagen, type I, alpha 1, and collagen, type IV, alpha 1 (COL IVA1) from the cone and peripheral cornea was correlated with the outcome of cross-linking surgery...
December 5, 2017: Cornea
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