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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231690/downregulation-of-hur-inhibits-the-progression-of-esophageal-cancer-through-interleukin-18
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Xiaohui Xu, Cheng Song, Zhihua Chen, Chenxiao Yu, Yi Wang, Yiting Tang, Judong Luo
Purpose: To investigate the effect of HuR downregulation and the potential target genes of HuR on the progression of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Materials and Methods: In this study, a proteomics assay was used to detect the expression of proteins after HuR downregulation, and a luciferase assay was used to detect the potential presence of a HuR binding site on the 3'-UTR of IL-18. In addition, colony formation assay, MTT, EdU incorporation assay, Western blot, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, transwell invasion assay and wound healing assay were used...
February 24, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230157/highly-sensitive-and-adaptable-fluorescence-quenched-pair-discloses-the-substrate-specificity-profiles-in-diverse-protease-families
#2
Marcin Poreba, Aleksandra Szalek, Wioletta Rut, Paulina Kasperkiewicz, Izabela Rutkowska-Wlodarczyk, Scott J Snipas, Yoshifumi Itoh, Dusan Turk, Boris Turk, Christopher M Overall, Leszek Kaczmarek, Guy S Salvesen, Marcin Drag
Internally quenched fluorescent (IQF) peptide substrates originating from FRET (Förster Resonance Energy Transfer) are powerful tool for examining the activity and specificity of proteases, and a variety of donor/acceptor pairs are extensively used to design individual substrates and combinatorial libraries. We developed a highly sensitive and adaptable donor/acceptor pair that can be used to investigate the substrate specificity of cysteine proteases, serine proteases and metalloproteinases. This novel pair comprises 7-amino-4-carbamoylmethylcoumarin (ACC) as the fluorophore and 2,4-dinitrophenyl-lysine (Lys(DNP)) as the quencher...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222567/immune-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#3
Ashley B Petrone, Valerie Gionis, Richard Giersch, Taura L Barr
BACKGROUND: In 2010, there were approximately 2.2 million emergency room visits associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI), with 80 percent diagnosed as mild TBI or concussion. In addition, there are a large number of TBIs, especially mild TBIs, which go either unreported by patients or initially undiagnosed by clinicians. Our team has previously identified a panel of immune-related genes that can diagnose ischemic stroke at triage, and due to shared pathophysiological mechanisms of TBI and stroke, we hypothesized that this panel of genes may also be utilized for the diagnosis of TBI...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212583/role-of-topk-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-breast-cancer-cell-migration-and-invasion
#4
Min-Ah Seol, Jung-Hwan Park, Ji Heun Jeong, Jungmook Lyu, Seung Yun Han, Sang-Muk Oh
Inflammation has been known to be linked to invasion or metastasis of breast cancer, which has poor prognosis, although the regulatory mechanism remains to be undiscovered. Here we show that T-LAK cell-originated protein kinase (TOPK) mediates pro-inflammatory endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced breast cancer cell migration and invasion. The mRNA or protein level of TOPK, toll- like receptor4 (TLR4), interleukin (IL)-6, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or matrix metalloproteinase9 (MMP9) genes related to TLR4 signaling or tumor progression was induced by LPS treatment in MCF7 breast cancer cells, but the induction was abolished by stable knocking down of TOPK in MCF7 cells...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204966/inhibition-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-post-myocardial-infarction-prevents-inflammation-associated-acute-cardiac-rupture
#5
Xiao-Ming Gao, Alan Tsai, Annas Al-Sharea, Yidan Su, Shirley Moore, Li-Ping Han, Helen Kiriazis, Anthony M Dart, Andrew J Murphy, Xiao-Jun Du
PURPOSE: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is beneficial in patient management after myocardial infarction (MI). However, whether RAS inhibition also provides cardiac protection in the acute phase of MI is unclear. METHODS: Male 129sv mice underwent coronary artery occlusion to induce MI, followed by treatment with losartan (L, 20 and 60 mg/kg), perindopril (P, 2 and 6 mg/kg), amlodipine (20 mg/kg as a BP-lowering agent) or vehicle as control. Drug effects on hemodynamics were examined...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202510/myc-mediates-large-oncosome-induced-fibroblast-reprogramming-in-prostate-cancer
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Valentina R Minciacchi, Cristiana Spinelli, Mariana Reis-Sobreiro, Lorenzo Cavallini, Sungyong You, Mandana Zandian, Xiaohong Li, Paola Chiarugi, Rosalyn M Adam, Edwin M Posadas, Giuseppe Viglietto, Michael R Freeman, Emanuele Cocucci, Neil A Bhowmick, Dolores Di Vizio
Communication between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment results in the modulation of complex signaling networks that facilitate tumor progression. Here we describe a new mechanism of intercellular communication originating from large oncosomes (LO), which are cancer cell-derived, atypically large (1-10 μm) extracellular vesicles (EV). We demonstrate that, in the context of prostate cancer, LO harbor sustained AKT1 kinase activity, nominating them as active signaling platforms. Active AKT1 was detected in circulating EV from the plasma of metastatic prostate cancer patients and was LO specific...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197357/disturbed-matrix-metalloproteinase-pathway-in-both-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#7
Ali Aijaz Hussain, Yunhee Lee, Jin-Jun Zhang, Paul T Francis, John Marshall
Purpose. Abnormal protein deposits including β-amyloid, found in ageing Bruch's membrane and brain, are susceptible to degradation by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). In ageing Bruch's membrane, these MMPs become less effective due to polymerisation and aggregation reactions (constituting the MMP Pathway), a situation much advanced in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The likely presence of this MMP Pathway in brain with the potential to compromise the degradation of β-amyloid associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been investigated...
2017: Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195206/dentin-sialoprotein-is-a-novel-substrate-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#8
Guohua Yuan, Lei Chen, Junsheng Feng, Guobin Yang, Qingwen Ni, Xiaoping Xu, Chunyan Wan, Merry Lindsey, Kevin J Donly, Mary MacDougall, Zhi Chen, Shuo Chen
Dentin sialoprotein (DSP) is essential for dentinogenesis and processed into fragments in the odontoblast-like cells and the tooth compartments. Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) is expressed in teeth from early embryonic to adult stage. Although MMP9 has been reported to be involved in some physiological and pathological conditions through processing substrates, its role in tooth development and whether DSP is a substrate of MMP9 remain unknown. In this study, the function of MMP9 in the tooth development was examined by observation of Mmp9 knockout (Mmp9-/-) mouse phenotype, and whether DSP is a substrate of MMP9 was explored by in vitro and in vivo experiments...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194091/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-novel-highly-aggressive-gallbladder-cancer-cell-line-tj-gbc2
#9
Zhong-Yan Liu, Guo-Li Xu, Hui-Hong Tao, Yao-Qin Yang, Yue-Zu Fan
BACKGROUND: Human gallbladder cancer (GBC) is an aggressive malignant neoplasm with a poor prognosis. The development of ideal tools for example tumor cell lines for investigating biological behavior, metastatic mechanism and potential treatment in GBCs is essential. In present study, we established and characterized a GBC cell line derived from primary tumor. METHODS: Primary culture method was used to establish this cell line from a primary GBC. Light and electron microscopes, flow cytometry, chromosome analysis, heterotransplantation and immunohistochemistry were used to characterize the epidemic tumor characteristics and phenotypes of this cell line...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193608/dectin-2-deficiency-modulates-th1-differentiation-and-improves-wound-healing-after-myocardial-infarction
#10
Xiaoxiang Yan, Hang Zhang, Qin Fan, Jian Hu, Rong Tao, Qiujing Chen, Yoichiro Iwakura, Weifeng Shen, Lin Lu, Qi Zhang, Ruiyan Zhang
Rationale: Macrophages are involved in wound healing after myocardial infarction (MI). The role of Dectin-2, a pattern recognition receptor mainly expressed on myeloid cells, in the infarct healing remains unknown. Objective: To determine whether Dectin-2 signaling is involved in the healing process and cardiac remodeling after MI, and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms. Methods and Results: In a mouse model of permanent coronary ligation, Dectin-2, mainly expressed in macrophages, was shown to be increased in the early phase after MI...
February 13, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192449/timp1-and-mmp9-are-predictors-of-mortality-in-septic-patients-in-the-emergency-department-and-intensive-care-unit-unlike-mmp9-timp1-ratio-multivariate-model
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Maria Eugenia Niño, Sergio Eduardo Serrano, Daniela Camila Niño, Diana Margarita McCosham, Maria Eugenia Cardenas, Vivian Poleth Villareal, Marcos Lopez, Antonio Pazin-Filho, Fabian Alberto Jaimes, Fernando Cunha, Richard Schulz, Diego Torres-Dueñas
INTRODUCTION: Matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases could be promising biomarkers for establishing prognosis during the development of sepsis. It is necessary to clarify the relationship between matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors. We conducted a cohort study with 563 septic patients, in order to elucidate the biological role and significance of these inflammatory biomarkers and their relationship to the severity and mortality of patients with sepsis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191466/prediction-and-analysis-of-key-genes-in-glioblastoma-based-on-bioinformatics
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Hao Long, Chaofeng Liang, Xi'an Zhang, Luxiong Fang, Gang Wang, Songtao Qi, Haizhong Huo, Ye Song
Understanding the mechanisms of glioblastoma at the molecular and structural level is not only interesting for basic science but also valuable for biotechnological application, such as the clinical treatment. In the present study, bioinformatics analysis was performed to reveal and identify the key genes of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The results obtained in the present study signified the importance of some genes, such as COL3A1, FN1, and MMP9, for glioblastoma. Based on the selected genes, a prediction model was built, which achieved 94...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190470/berberine-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-breast-cancer-zr-75-30-cells-by-targeting-ephrin-b2
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Weina Ma, Man Zhu, Dongdong Zhang, Liu Yang, Tianfeng Yang, Xin Li, Yanmin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Berberine, a plant-derived compound isolated from Coptis chinensis used in traditional Chinese medicine, has been shown to possess anti-cancer properties. However, no study has shown that berberine could target ephrin-B2, which plays a critical role in cell proliferation and migration. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of berberine on cancer cell growth and migration, through the regulation of ephrin-B2 and downstream signaling molecules...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188042/molecular-finds-of-pressure-ulcer-a-bioinformatics-approach-in-pressure-ulcer
#14
Eloa Mangabeira Santos, Lucyana Conceição Farias, Sérgio Henrique Sousa Santos, Alfredo Maurício Batista de Paula, Carla Silvana de Oliveira E Silva, André Luiz Sena Guimarães
BACKGROUND: Understanding the biological processes underlying Pressure Ulcer (PU) is an important strategy to identify new molecular targets. Bioinformatics has emerged as an important screening tool for a broad range of diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study aim of the current study is to investigate the protein-protein interaction in the PU context by bioinformatics. METHODS: We performed a search in gene databases, and bioinformatics algorithms were used to generate molecular targets for PU based in silico investigation...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186202/inhibition-of-receptor-interacting-protein-kinase-1-with-necrostatin-1s-ameliorates-disease-progression-in-elastase-induced-mouse-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-model
#15
Qiwei Wang, Ting Zhou, Zhenjie Liu, Jun Ren, Noel Phan, Kartik Gupta, Danielle M Stewart, Stephanie Morgan, Carmel Assa, K Craig Kent, Bo Liu
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common aortic disease with a progressive nature. There is no approved pharmacological treatment to effectively slow aneurysm growth or prevent rupture. Necroptosis is a form of programmed necrosis that is regulated by receptor-interacting protein kinases (RIPs). We have recently demonstrated that the lack of RIP3 in mice prevented aneurysm formation. The goal of the current study is to test whether perturbing necroptosis affects progression of existing aneurysm using the RIP1 inhibitors Necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) and an optimized form of Nec-1, 7-Cl-O-Nec-1 (Nec-1s)...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179581/melatonin-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-through-the-down-regulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinases
#16
Jing Kong, Ya Zhang, Shanshan Liu, Hongxuan Li, Shangming Liu, Jingjing Wang, Xiaoteng Qin, Xiuxin Jiang, Jianmin Yang, Cheng Zhang, Wencheng Zhang
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) affects more than 5% of the population in developed countries and the pharmacotherapies for AAA are limited. Here, we explored whether melatonin regulates the development of AAA. In smooth muscle cells, melatonin treatment decreases angiotensin II-induced matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) and MMP9 expression. Human antigen R (HuR) could bind with the adenylateuridylate-rich elements of MMP2 and MMP9 mRNAs 3' untranslated region, resulting in the increased stability of MMP2 and MMP9 mRNAs...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179207/down-regulation-of-c-terminal-binding-protein-2-ctbp2-inhibits-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-human-shsy5y-cells-in-vitro
#17
Jiang Nan, Sun Guan, Xu Jin, Zhu Jian, Fu Linshan, Guo Jun
Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor in children and is responsible for ∼15% of pediatric cancer deaths. CtBP2 is a member of the CtBP family of proteins that functions as a transcription regulator and has been demonstrated to interact with the C-terminus of the adenoviral E1A oncoprotein. In this study, the expression of CtBP2 in the human neuroblastoma cell line SHSY5Y was down-regulated using lentiviral-mediated RNA interference. Down-regulation of CtBP2 inhibited the expression of c-myc, MMP2, and MMP9 proteins...
February 5, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179203/involvement-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-chronic-q-fever
#18
Anne F M Jansen, Teske Schoffelen, Julien Textoris, Jean Louis Mege, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers, Hendrik I J Roest, Peter C Wever, Leo A B Joosten, Mihai G Netea, Esther van de Vosse, Marcel van Deuren
OBJECTIVES: Chronic Q fever is a persistent infection with the intracellular Gram-negative bacterium Coxiella burnetii, which can lead to complications of infected aneurysms. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) cleave extracellular matrix and are involved in infections as well as aneurysms. We aimed to study the role of MMPs in the pathogenesis of chronic Q fever. METHODS: We investigated gene expression of MMPs through microarray analysis and MMP production with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in C...
February 4, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178722/differential-gene-expression-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-breast-based-on-erbb2-status
#19
Emmanuel Agosto-Arroyo, Tatyana Isayeva, Shi Wei, Jonas S Almeida, Shuko Harada
BACKGROUND: The molecular signature of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in the breast is not well understood. Erb-b2 receptor tyrosine kinase 2 (ERBB2 [formerly known as HER2/neu]) positivity in DCIS is predictive of coexistent early invasive breast carcinoma. The aim of this study is to identify the gene-expression signature profiles of estrogen receptor (ER)/progesterone receptor (PR)-positive, ERBB2, and triple-negative subtypes of DCIS. METHODS: Based on ER, PR, and ERBB2 status, a total of 18 high nuclear grade DCIS cases with no evidence of invasive breast carcinoma were selected along with 6 non-neoplastic controls...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178391/amino-terminal-enhancer-of-split-gene-aes-encodes-a-tumor-and-metastasis-suppressor-of-prostate-cancer
#20
Yoshiyuki Okada, Masahiro Sonoshita, Fumihiko Kakizaki, Naoki Aoyama, Yoshiro Itatani, Masayuki Uegaki, Hiromasa Sakamoto, Takashi Kobayashi, Takahiro Inoue, Tomomi Kamba, Akira Suzuki, Osamu Ogawa, M Mark Taketo
Major cause of cancer death is its metastasis to the vital organs. Few effective therapies are available for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (PCa), and progressive metastatic lesions such as lymph nodes and bones cause mortality. We recently identified AES as a metastasis suppressor for colon cancer. Here, we have studied the roles of AES in PCa progression. We analyzed the relationship between AES expression and PCa stages of progression by immunohistochemistry of human needle biopsy samples...
February 8, 2017: Cancer Science
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