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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242356/pre-treatment-growth-and-igf-i-deficiency-as-main-predictors-of-response-to-growth-hormone-therapy-in-neural-models
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Urszula Smyczynska, Joanna Smyczynska, Maciej Hilczer, Renata Stawerska, Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Andrzej Lewinski
Mathematical models have been applied in prediction of growth hormone treatment effectiveness in children since the end of 1990s. Usually they were multiple linear regression models, however there are also examples derived by empirical non-linear methods. Proposed solution consists in application of machine learning technique - artificial neural networks - to analyse this problem. This new methodology, contrary to previous ones, allows detection of both linear and non-linear dependencies without assuming their character a priori...
December 14, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242275/igfbp7-regulates-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#2
Wei Zhang, Erman Chen, Mo Chen, Chenyi Ye, Yiying Qi, Qianhai Ding, Hang Li, Deting Xue, Xiang Gao, Zhijun Pan
Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7), a low-affinity IGF binder, may play an important role in bone metabolism. However, its function in osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated its effects on osteogenic differentiation. Overexpression of IGFBP7 enhanced the expression of osteo-specific genes and proteins, and IGFBP7 knockdown decreased osteogenesis-specific markers. More mineral deposits and higher alkaline phosphatase activity were observed after the up-regulation of IGFBP7 Moreover, β-catenin levels were up-regulated by the overexpression of IGFBP7 or the addition of extracellular IGFBP7 protein and were reduced by the depletion of IGFBP7 The increase in osteogenic differentiation due to the overexpression of IGFBP7 was partially decreased by specific Wnt/β-catenin signaling inhibitors...
December 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241458/inhibition-of-the-igf-signaling-pathway-reverses-cisplatin-resistance-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Juan Du, Hui-Rong Shi, Fang Ren, Jing-Lu Wang, Qing-Hua Wu, Xia Li, Rui-Tao Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed at investigating whether metformin can reverse the resistance of ovarian cancer cells to cisplatin and exploring the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Ovarian cancer cell proliferation in vitro was evaluated using a CCK-8 assay. The resistance index of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer cells was determined and cell cycle and apoptosis rate determined by annexin V/propidium iodide double-staining in CP70 cells. Western blotting was used to determine IGF1, IGF1R, AKT, p-IGF1, p-IGF1R, p-AKT, and MRP2 levels in cells treated with different concentrations of metformin and LY29400, an inhibitor of the insulin-like growth factor pathway...
December 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240830/a-low-fat-diet-ameliorates-pathology-but-retains-beneficial-effects-associated-with-cpt1b-knockout-in-skeletal-muscle
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Jaycob D Warfel, Bolormaa Vandanmagsar, Shawna E Wicks, Jingying Zhang, Robert C Noland, Randall L Mynatt
Inhibiting fatty acid oxidation is one approach to lowering glucose levels in diabetes. Skeletal muscle specific Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase 1b knockout mice (Cpt1bm-/-) comprise a model of impaired fat oxidation; and have decreased fat mass and enhanced glucose disposal and muscle oxidative capacity compared to controls. However, unfavorable effects occur relative to controls when Cpt1bm-/- mice are fed a 25% fat diet, including decreased activity and fat free mass and increased intramuscular lipid and serum myoglobin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239100/insulin-like-growth-factor-2-expression-in-prostate-cancer-is-regulated-by-specific-promoter-methylation
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Stefan Küffer, Tobias Gutting, Djeda Belharazem, Christian Sauer, M S Michel, Alexander Marx, Lutz Trojan, Philipp Ströbel
Deregulation of the Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) axis and dysbalance of components of the IGF system as potential therapeutic targets have been described in different tumor types. IGF2 is a major embryonic growth factor and an important activator of IGF signaling. It is regulated by imprinting in a development- and tissue-dependent manner and has been implicated in a broad range of malignancies including prostate cancer (PCa). Loss of imprinting (LOI) usually results in bi-allelic gene expression and increased levels of IGF2...
December 14, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238946/papp-a2-a-new-key-regulator-of-growth
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Magdalena Banaszak-Ziemska, Marek Niedziela
Short stature is the main problem that paediatric endocrinologists have to grapple with. Endocrine disorders account for only 5% of patients with short stature, but this is still one of the most common causes of reports to the endocrine clinic and hospitalisation in the endocrine department. A properly functioning growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor (GH/IGF) axis is one of the most important factors in proper growth. A lot of genetic defects in this axis lead to syndromes marked by impaired growth, like Laron syndrome, muta-tions in the STAT5B, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) and mutations in the acid labile subunit (ALS)...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238626/c-kit-positive-cardiac-outgrowth-cells-demonstrate-better-ability-for-cardiac-recovery-against-ischemic-myopathy
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Chuan Li, Satoshi Matsushita, Zhengqing Li, Jianjun Guan, Atsushi Amano
Objective: Resident cardiac stem cells are expected to be a therapeutic option for patients who suffer from severe heart failure. However, uncertainty remains over whether sorting cells for c-kit, a stem cell marker, improves therapeutic outcomes. Materials and methods: Cardiac outgrowth cells cultured from explants of rat heart atrium were sorted according to their positivity (+) or negativity (-) for c-kit. These cells were exposed to hypoxia for 3 d, and subsequently harvested for mRNA expression measurement...
October 2017: Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238247/effects-of-hypoxic-training-versus-normoxic-training-on-exercise-performance-in-competitive-swimmers
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Hun-Young Park, Kiwon Lim
In swimming competition, optimal swimming performance is characterized by a variety of interchangeable components, such as aerobic exercise capacity, anaerobic power and muscular function. Various hypoxic training methods would potentiate greater performance improvements compared to similar training at sea-level. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of six-weeks of hypoxic training on exercise performance in moderately trained competitive swimmers. Twenty swimmers were equally divided into a normoxic training group (n = 10) for residing and training at sea-level (PIO2 = 149...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236720/topical-use-and-systemic-action-of-green-and-roasted-coffee-oils-and-ground-oils-in-a-cutaneous-incision-model-in-rats-rattus-norvegicus-albinus
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Bruno Grosselli Lania, Joseane Morari, Aglécio Luis de Souza, Marilene Neves da Silva, Amanda Roberta de Almeida, Gislaine Veira-Damiani, Sarah Monte Alegre, Carlos Lenz César, Lício Augusto Velloso, Maria Letícia Cintra, Nilson Borlina Maia, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira Velho
INTRODUCTION: Wounds are a common health problem. Coffee is widely consumed and its oil contains essential fatty acids. We evaluated the local (skin) and systemic effects associated with the topical use of coffee oils in rats. METHODS: Punch skin wounds (6 mm) incisions were generated on the backs of 75 rats. Saline (SS), mineral oil (MO), green coffee oil (GCO), roasted coffee oil (RCO), green coffee ground oil (GCGO) or roasted coffee ground oil (RCGO) were topically applied to the wounds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236316/2-5-hexanedione-induces-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-apoptosis-via-inhibition-of-akt-bad-signal-pathway
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Jinsong Sun, Xiaoxia Shi, Shuangyue Li, Fengyuan Piao
2,5-Hexanedione (HD) is an important bioactive metabolite of n-hexane and mediates the neurotoxicity of parent compound. Studies show that HD induces apoptotic death of neural progenitor cells. However, its underlying mechanism remains unknown. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotential stem cells with the ability to differentiate into various cell types and have been used as cell model for studying the toxic effects of chemicals on stem cells. In this study, we exposed rat bone marrow MSCs to 0, 10, 20, and 40 mM HD in vitro...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234056/identification-and-characterization-of-two-functional-variants-in-the-human-longevity-gene-foxo3
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Friederike Flachsbart, Janina Dose, Liljana Gentschew, Claudia Geismann, Amke Caliebe, Carolin Knecht, Marianne Nygaard, Nandini Badarinarayan, Abdou ElSharawy, Sandra May, Anne Luzius, Guillermo G Torres, Marlene Jentzsch, Michael Forster, Robert Häesler, Kathrin Pallauf, Wolfgang Lieb, Céline Derbois, Pilar Galan, Dmitriy Drichel, Alexander Arlt, Andreas Till, Ben Krause-Kyora, Gerald Rimbach, Hélène Blanché, Jean-François Deleuze, Lene Christiansen, Kaare Christensen, Michael Nothnagel, Philip Rosenstiel, Stefan Schreiber, Andre Franke, Susanne Sebens, Almut Nebel
FOXO3 is consistently annotated as a human longevity gene. However, functional variants and underlying mechanisms for the association remain unknown. Here, we perform resequencing of the FOXO3 locus and single-nucleotide variant (SNV) genotyping in three European populations. We find two FOXO3 SNVs, rs12206094 and rs4946935, to be most significantly associated with longevity and further characterize them functionally. We experimentally validate the in silico predicted allele-dependent binding of transcription factors (CTCF, SRF) to the SNVs...
December 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233839/genetics-of-tumors-of-the-adrenal-cortex
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Fidéline Bonnet-Serrano, Jerome Bertherat
This review describes the molecular alterations observed in the various types of tumors of the adrenal cortex, excluding Conn adenomas, especially the alterations identified by genomic approaches these last five years. Two main forms of bilateral adrenocortical tumors can be distinguished according to size and aspect of the nodules: primary pigmented nodular adrenal disease (PPNAD) which can be sporadic or part of Carney complex, and primary bilateral macro nodular adrenal hyperplasia (PBMAH). The bilateral nature of tumors suggests the existence of an underlying genetic predisposition...
December 12, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233786/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-igf-1-as-a-marker-of-cognitive-decline-in-normal-ageing-a-review
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Julanne Frater, David Lie, Perry Bartlett, John J McGrath
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) and its signaling pathway play a primary role in normal growth and ageing, however serum IGF-1 is known to reduce with advancing age. Recent findings suggest IGF-1 is essential for neurogenesis in the adult brain, and this reduction of IGF-1 with ageing may contribute to age-related cognitive decline. Experimental studies have shown manipulation of the GH/GF-1 axis can slow rates of cognitive decline in animals, making IGF-1 a potential biomarker of cognition, and/or its signaling pathway a possible therapeutic target to prevent or slow age-related cognitive decline...
December 9, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233485/body-fat-affects-mouse-reproduction-ovarian-hormone-release-and-response-to-follicular-stimulating-hormone
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Alexander V Sirotkin, Dušan Fabian, Janka Babeľová Kubandová, Radoslava Vlčková, Saleh Alwasel, Abdel Halim Harrath
We investigated the effects of body fat content on mouse fecundity, ovarian hormone release, and their response to follicle stimulation hormone (FSH). 4 types of females were produced: lean (group 1), normal (group 2), slightly fat (group 3), and significantly fat (group 4). The body weights, fat content, fertility rate, embryo number produced, retarded and degenerated embryo percentage, the release of progesterone (P4), testosterone (T), and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) by isolated ovaries cultured with and without FSH (1...
December 7, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232358/genetic-polymorphisms-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-are-associated-with-osteosarcoma-risk-and-prognosis
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Jianshui Mao, Genying Zhuang, Zhikang Chen
BACKGROUND Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) gene plays an important role in bone and soft tumors. IGF-1 gene polymorphisms have been revealed to be correlated with the carcinogenesis and progression of solid malignancies. We therefore hypothesized that IGF-1 genetic polymorphisms might be associated with the risks and outcomes of osteosarcomas in Chinese individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study included 173 conventional osteosarcoma individuals and 175 tumor-free controls. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IGF-1 (rs6214, rs6218, rs35767, rs5742612, and rs5742714) were genotyped...
December 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230182/a-network-model-to-explore-the-effect-of-the-micro-environment-on-endothelial-cell-behavior-during-angiogenesis
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Nathan Weinstein, Luis Mendoza, Isidoro Gitler, Jaime Klapp
Angiogenesis is an important adaptation mechanism of the blood vessels to the changing requirements of the body during development, aging, and wound healing. Angiogenesis allows existing blood vessels to form new connections or to reabsorb existing ones. Blood vessels are composed of a layer of endothelial cells (ECs) covered by one or more layers of mural cells (smooth muscle cells or pericytes). We constructed a computational Boolean model of the molecular regulatory network involved in the control of angiogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228886/continuous-stimulation-with-differentiation-factors-is-necessary-to-enhance-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro
#17
Bruno Reible, Gerhard Schmidmaier, Matthäus Prokscha, Arash Moghaddam, Fabian Westhauser
Bone defect treatment belongs to the most challenging fields in orthopedic surgery and requires the well-coordinated application of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and differentiation factors. MSC isolated from reaming material (RMSC) and iliac crest (BMSC) in combination with bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) have been used. The short half-life of both factors limit their applications: a burst release of the factor can probably not induce sustainable differentiation...
October 2017: Growth Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228199/new-neoplasm-during-gh-replacement-in-adults-with-pituitary-deficiency-following-malignancy-a-kims-analysis
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Katarzyna Krzyzanowska-Mittermayer, Anders F Mattsson, Dominique Maiter, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Cecilia Camacho-Hübner, Anton Luger, Roger Abs
Context: Data on the association between growth hormone (GH) replacement in patients with GH deficiency (GHD) after malignancies and new neoplasms show conflicting results. Objective: To clarify the incidence of new malignant neoplasm in childhood (CO) and adult-onset (AO) adult cancer survivors (CS). Design: Retrospective comparison of CO-CS and AO-CS with CO idiopathic GHD (IGHD) and AO non-functioning pituitary adenoma patients (NFPA) and with the general population (standardized incidence ratio, SIR)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226348/sevo%C3%AF-urane-induces-liver-injury-by-modulating-the-expression-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-via-mir-214
#19
Ligang Ma, Jingjing Zhao, Xiaojuan Xie
This study aimed to detect the effect of sevoflurane anesthesia on liver injury through modulating IGF-1. The expression of IGF-1 and IGF-1R in liver tissues of sevoflurane-exposed rats was examined by qRT-PCR and western blot. The expression levels of miR-214 in liver cells treated with different concentration of sevoflurane at different time points were detected by qRT-PCR. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA) assay was used to analyze serum IGF-1 concentration in cell culture media. After pre-treatment with 100 nM miR-214 inhibitor followed by exposure to sevoflurane, the expression level of miR-214 and IGF-1 protein in liver cells was examined...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225596/il-15-enhances-activation-and-igf-1-production-of-dendritic-epidermal-t-cells-to-promote-wound-healing-in-diabetic-mice
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Yangping Wang, Yang Bai, Yashu Li, Guangping Liang, Yufeng Jiang, Zhongyang Liu, Meixi Liu, Jianlei Hao, Xiaorong Zhang, Xiaohong Hu, Jian Chen, Rupeng Wang, Zhinan Yin, Jun Wu, Gaoxing Luo, Weifeng He
Altered homeostasis and dysfunction of dendritic epidermal T cells (DETCs) contribute to abnormal diabetic wound healing. IL-15 plays important roles in survival and activation of T lymphocytes. Recently, reduction of epidermal IL-15 has been reported as an important mechanism for abnormal DETC homeostasis in streptozotocin -induced diabetic animals. However, the role of IL-15 in impaired diabetic wound healing remains unknown. Here, we found that, through rescuing the insufficient activation of DETCs, IL-15 increased IGF-1 production by DETCs and thereby promoted diabetic skin wound repair...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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