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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520915/ovary-specific-depletion-of-the-nuclear-receptor-nr5a2-compromises-expansion-of-the-cumulus-oophorus-but-not-fertilization-by-icsi
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Kalyne Bertolin, Marie-Charlotte Meinsohn, João Suzuki, Jan Gossen, Kristina Schoonjans, Rajesha Duggavathi, Bruce D Murphy
The orphan nuclear receptor, liver receptor homolog-1 (Nr5a2) is widely expressed in mammalian tissues, its ovarian expression is restricted to granulosa cells of activated follicles. We employed the floxed Nr5a2 (Nr5a2f/f) mutant mouse line and two granulosa-specific Cre lines, Amhr2Cre and tgCyp19Cre, to develop two tissue- and time-specific Nr5a2 depletion models, Nr5a2Amhr2-/- and Nr5a2Cyp19-/-. In the Nr5a2Cyp19-/- ovaries, Nr5a2 was depleted in mural granulosa, but not cumulus cells. We induced follicular development in mutant and wild type (control, CON) mice with equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) followed 44h later treatment with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to induce ovulation...
May 18, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459431/mirna-34c-5p-inhibits-amphiregulin-induced-ovarian-cancer-stemness-and-drug-resistance-via-downregulation-of-the-areg-egfr-erk-pathway
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S-L Tung, W-C Huang, F-C Hsu, Z-P Yang, T-H Jang, J-W Chang, C-M Chuang, C-R Lai, L-H Wang
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological cancer mainly due to late diagnosis, easy spreading and rapid development of chemoresistance. Cancer stem cells are considered to be one of the main mechanisms for chemoresistance, as well as metastasis and recurrent disease. To explore the stemness characteristics of ovarian cancer stem cells, we successfully enriched ovarian cancer stem-like cells from an established ovarian cancer cell line (SKOV-I6) and a fresh ovarian tumor-derived cell line (OVS1)...
May 1, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455412/in-vivo-reprogramming-of-non-mammary-cells-to-an-epithelial-cell-fate-is-independent-of-amphiregulin-signaling
#3
Andrea L George, Corinne A Boulanger, Lisa H Anderson, Stéphanie Cagnet, Cathrin Brisken, Gilbert H Smith
AREG-/- mice demonstrate impaired mammary development and form only rudimentary ductal epithelial trees, however, AREG-/- glands are still capable of undergoing alveologenesis and lactogenesis during pregnancy. Transplantation of AREG-/- mammary epithelial cells into cleared mouse mammary fat pads results in a diminished capacity for epithelial growth (∼15%) as compared to wild type mammary epithelial cells. To determine whether ERα and/or AREG signaling were necessary for non-mammary cell redirection, we inoculated either ERα-/- or AREG-/- mammary cells with non-mammary progenitor cells (WapCre/Rosa26LacZ+ male testicular cells or GFP+ embryonic neuronal stem cells)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450158/the-erbb-family-and-androgen-receptor-signaling-are-targets-of%C3%A2-celecoxib-in-prostate-cancer
#4
Antonella Brizzolara, Roberto Benelli, Roberta Venè, Paola Barboro, Alessandro Poggi, Francesca Tosetti, Nicoletta Ferrari
Inflammation plays a central role in prostate cancer (PCa) development through significant crosstalk between the COX-2-ErbB family receptor network and androgen receptor (AR)-EGFR signaling pathways. The purpose of this work was to determine the ability of the COX-2 inhibitor Celecoxib to modulate the EGFR-AR signaling pathway in androgen-dependent PCa cells and to provide a rationale for its beneficial use in chemopreventive strategies. Functional studies of Celecoxib activity were performed on LNCaP prostate cancer cells...
April 25, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430338/yap-taz-and-areg-expression-in-eighth-cranial-nerve-schwannoma
#5
Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni, Elisabetta Zanoletti, Rocco Cappellesso, Roberto Stramare, Elena Fasanaro, Chiara Faccioli, Luciano Giacomelli, Luca Denaro, Domenico D'Avella, Antonio Mazzoni, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis and treatment of eighth cranial nerve (VIII CN) schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) has improved over the years, no factors capable of predicting tumor growth have been identified as yet. This study is a preliminary investigation of the expression in sporadic VIII CN schwannomas of Yes-associated protein (YAP), transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), and amphiregulin (AREG), a direct target gene of YAP and TAZ. The expression of YAP, TAZ and AREG was correlated with the volumetric dimensions of tumors on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (ceMRI)...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424712/a-functional-approach-towards-understanding-the-role-of-the-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-in-an-endomycorrhizal-symbiosis
#6
Louis Mercy, Eva Lucic-Mercy, Amaia Nogales, Areg Poghosyan, Carolin Schneider, Birgit Arnholdt-Schmitt
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are crucial components of fertile soils, able to provide several ecosystem services for crop production. Current economic, social and legislative contexts should drive the so-called "second green revolution" by better exploiting these beneficial microorganisms. Many challenges still need to be overcome to better understand the mycorrhizal symbiosis, among which (i) the biotrophic nature of AMF, constraining their production, while (ii) phosphate acts as a limiting factor for the optimal mycorrhizal inoculum application and effectiveness...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415726/pge2-ep3-src-signaling-induces-egfr-nuclear-translocation-and-growth-through-egfr-ligands-release-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells
#7
Lorenzo Bazzani, Sandra Donnini, Federica Finetti, Gerhard Christofori, Marina Ziche
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) interacts with tyrosine kinases receptor signaling in both tumor and stromal cells supporting tumor progression. Here we demonstrate that in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) cells, A549 and GLC82, PGE2 promotes nuclear translocation of epidermal growth factor receptor (nEGFR), affects gene expression and induces cell growth. Indeed, cyclin D1, COX-2, iNOS and c-Myc mRNA levels are upregulated following PGE2 treatment. The nuclear localization sequence (NLS) of EGFR as well as its tyrosine kinase activity are required for the effect of PGE2 on nEGFR and downstream signaling activities...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405735/curcumin-inhibits-epigen-and-amphiregulin-upregulated-by-2-4-6-trinitrochlorobenzene-associated-with-attenuation-of-skin-swelling
#8
Hiroyasu Sakai, Ken Sato, Fumiaki Sato, Yuki Kai, Kazutaka Mandokoro, Kenjiro Matsumoto, Shinichi Kato, Tetsuro Yumoto, Minoru Narita, Yoshihiko Chiba
OBJECTIVES: Contact dermatitis model involving repeated application of hapten is used as a tool to assess dermatitis, as characterized by thickening. Involvement of cell proliferation, elicited by repeated hapten-stimulation, in this swelling has been unclear. Curcumin is reported to reduce inflammation. We examined involvement of cell proliferation and the role of extracellular regulated kinase (ERK) in 2,4,6-trinitrochlorobenzene (TNCB) challenge-induced ear swelling. We also examined the effects of curcumin in this model...
April 12, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399526/expression-of-the-erbb-family-of-ligands-and-receptors-in-gastric-cancer
#9
Sun-Ju Byeon, Hye Seung Lee, Min-A Kim, Byung Lan Lee, Woo Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer (GC) is the second most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in Korea. Alterations in the ERBB (homology to the erythroblastoma viral gene product, v-erbB) receptor family and ERBB-related signaling pathways are frequently observed in GC. However, the roles of the ERBB receptors and their ligands in GC are not well established. METHODS: We evaluated the expression levels of various ERBB receptor ligands (i.e...
April 12, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383663/transcriptomic-analysis-of-gene-cascades-involved-in-protein-kinase-a-and-c-signaling-in-the-kgn-line-of-human-ovarian-granulosa-tumor-cells%C3%A2
#10
Patricia G Tremblay, Marc-André Sirard
The developmental competence of an oocyte is its capacity to resume maturation, undergo successful fertilization, and reach the blastocyst stage. This competence is acquired through interaction with somatic cells of the follicle. Cumulus and granulosa cells support oocyte development, while the oocyte influences follicular cell growth and differentiation. Studies suggest that follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone play an essential role in oocyte competence acquisition through signaling initiated by protein kinases A and C (PKA and PKC) in granulosa cells...
April 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323945/coordinated-regulation-among-progesterone-prostaglandins-and-egf-like-factors-in-human-ovulatory-follicles
#11
Yohan Choi, Kalin Wilson, Patrick R Hannon, Katherine L Rosewell, Mats Brännström, James W Akin, Thomas E Curry, Misung Jo
CONTEXT: In animal models, the LH surge increases progesterone (P4)/its receptor (PGR), prostaglandins (PTGs), and epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like factors that play essential roles in ovulation. However, little is known about the expression, regulation, and function of these key ovulatory mediators in humans. OBJECTIVES: To determine when and how these key ovulatory mediators are induced after the luteinizing hormone surge in human ovaries. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Timed periovulatory follicles were obtained from cycling women...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291794/few-serum-proteins-mediate-apoe-s-association-with-dementia
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Donald R Royall, Safa Al-Rubaye, Ram Bishnoi, Raymond F Palmer
The latent variable "δ" (for "dementia") appears to be uniquely responsible for the dementing aspects of cognitive impairment. Age, depression, gender and the apolipoprotein E (APOE) e4 allele are independently associated with δ. In this analysis, we explore serum proteins as potential mediators of APOE's specific association with δ in a large, ethnically diverse longitudinal cohort, the Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium (TARCC). APOE was associated only with C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Adiponectin (APN) and Amphiregulin (AREG), although the latter two's associations did not survive Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256068/correlation-between-trop2-and-amphiregulin-coexpression-and-overall-survival-in-gastric-cancer
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Wei Zhao, Guipeng Ding, Jinbo Wen, Qi Tang, Hongmei Yong, Huijun Zhu, Shu Zhang, Zhenning Qiu, Zhenqing Feng, Jin Zhu
Gastric cancer (GC) is a multistep and multistage disease and the majority of GC cells could overexpressed one or more oncogenes. Trop2 and amphiregulin (AREG) are both overexpressed in various epithelial cell cancers and have the role in the increases tumor cells division and metastasis. However, little is known about the function and correlation of two oncogenes coexpressed in GC. The expression level of these two genes in 791 cases of GC tissues were tested, the correlations between two genes expression and clinical pathological characteristics and overall survival in GC patients through immunohistochemistry (IHC) were analyzed...
May 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215964/implementation-of-the-surgical-safety-checklist-at-a-tertiary-academic-center-impact-on-safety-culture-and-patient-outcomes
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Areg Zingiryan, Jennifer L Paruch, Turner M Osler, Neil H Hyman
BACKGROUND: The impact and efficacy of the World Health Organization Surgery Safety Checklist (SSC) is uncertain. We sought to determine if the SSC decreases complications and examined the attitudes of the surgical team members following implementation of the SSC. METHODS: A 28-question survey was developed to assess perspectives of surgical team members at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMC). The University Health System Consortium database was examined to compare the rates of nine complications before and after SSC implementation using Chi square analysis and Fisher's exact test...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178722/differential-gene-expression-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-breast-based-on-erbb2-status
#15
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/28110454/tackling-the-salinity-pollution-nexus-in-coastal-aquifers-from-arid-regions-using-nitrate-and-boron-isotopes
#16
V Re, E Sacchi
Salinization and nitrate pollution are generally ascertained as the main issues affecting coastal aquifers worldwide. In arid zones, where agricultural activities also result in soil salinization, both phenomena tend to co-exist and synergically contribute to alter groundwater quality, with severe negative impacts on human populations and natural ecosystems' wellbeing. It becomes therefore necessary to understand if and to what extent integrated hydrogeochemical tools can help in distinguishing among possible different salinization and nitrate contamination origins, in order to provide adequate science-based support to local development and environmental protection...
January 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071680/loss-of-tricellular-tight-junction-protein-lsr-promotes-cell-invasion-and-migration-via-upregulation-of-tead1-areg-in-human-endometrial-cancer
#17
Hiroshi Shimada, Shyuetsu Abe, Takayuki Kohno, Seiro Satohisa, Takumi Konno, Syunta Takahashi, Tsubasa Hatakeyama, Chihiro Arimoto, Takuya Kakuki, Yakuto Kaneko, Ken-Ichi Takano, Tsuyoshi Saito, Takashi Kojima
Lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) is a unique molecule of tricellular contacts of normal and cancer cells. We investigated how the loss of LSR induced cell migration, invasion and proliferation in endometrial cancer cell line Sawano. mRNAs of amphiregulin (AREG) and TEA domain family member 1 (TEAD1) were markedly upregulated by siRNA-LSR. In endometrial cancer tissues, downregulation of LSR and upregulation of AREG were observed together with malignancy, and Yes-associated protein (YAP) was present in the nuclei...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933395/influence-of-the-her-receptor-ligand-system-on-sensitivity-to-cetuximab-and-trastuzumab-in-gastric-cancer-cell-lines
#18
Julia Kneissl, Anja Hartmann, Nicole Pfarr, Franziska Erlmeier, Thomas Lorber, Simone Keller, Gwen Zwingenberger, Wilko Weichert, Birgit Luber
PURPOSE: Gastric cancer remains a major health concern, and improvement of the therapeutic options is crucial. Treatment with targeted therapeutics such as the EGFR-targeting antibody cetuximab or the HER2-targeting antibody trastuzumab is either ineffective or moderately effective in this disease, respectively. In this study, we analysed the involvement of the HER receptor ligands amphiregulin (AREG), epidermal growth factor (EGF), heparin-binding epidermal growth factor (HB-EGF) and transforming growth factor alpha (TGFα) in the responsiveness of gastric cancer cell lines to cetuximab and trastuzumab...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835572/sprouty2-inhibits-amphiregulin-induced-down-regulation-of-e-cadherin-and-cell-invasion-in-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
#19
Jung-Chien Cheng, Hsun-Ming Chang, Siyuan Xiong, Wai-Kin So, Peter C K Leung
Similar to Drosophila Sprouty (SPRY), mammalian SPRY proteins inhibit the receptor tyrosine kinase-mediated activation of cellular signaling pathways. SPRY2 expression levels have been shown to be down-regulated in human ovarian cancer, and patients with low SPRY2 expression have significantly poorer survival than those with high SPRY2 expression. In addition, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in human ovarian cancer and is associated with more aggressive clinical behavior and a poor prognosis...
December 6, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815440/identification-of-novel-cd4-t-cell-subsets-in-the-target-tissue-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-their-differential-regulation-by-the-lymphotoxin-light-signaling-axis
#20
Scott Haskett, Jian Ding, Wei Zhang, Alice Thai, Patrick Cullen, Shanqin Xu, Britta Petersen, Galina Kuznetsov, Luke Jandreski, Stefan Hamann, Taylor L Reynolds, Norm Allaire, Timothy S Zheng, Michael Mingueneau
Despite being one of the most common rheumatologic diseases, there is still no disease-modifying drug for primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Advancing our knowledge of the target tissue has been limited by the low dimensionality of histology techniques and the small size of human salivary gland biopsies. In this study, we took advantage of a molecularly validated mouse model of pSS to characterize tissue-infiltrating CD4(+) T cells and their regulation by the lymphotoxin/LIGHT signaling axis. Novel cell subsets were identified by combining highly dimensional flow and mass cytometry with transcriptomic analyses...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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