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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544786/mir-122-modification-enhances-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-liver-fibrosis
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Guohua Lou, Ying Yang, Feifei Liu, Bingjue Ye, Zhi Chen, Min Zheng, Yanning Liu
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation alone may be insufficient for treatment of liver fibrosis because of complicated histopathological changes in the liver. Given that miR-122 plays an essential role in liver fibrosis by negatively regulating the proliferation and transactivation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), this study investigated whether miR-122 modification can improve the therapeutic efficacy of adipose tissue-derived MSCs in treating liver fibrosis. MiR-122-modified AMSCs (AMSC-122) were constructed through lentivirus-mediated transfer of pre-miR-122...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544778/differential-regulation-of-protein-tyrosine-kinase-signaling-by-dock-and-the-ptp61f-variants
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Lee F Willoughby, Jan Manent, Kirsten Allan, Han Lee, Marta Portela, Florian Wiede, Coral Warr, Tzu-Ching Meng, Tony Tiganis, Helena E Richardson
Tyrosine phosphorylation-dependent signalling is coordinated by the opposing actions of protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) and protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs). There is a growing list of adaptor proteins that interact with PTPs and facilitate the dephosphorylation of substrates. The extent to which any given adaptor confers selectivity for any given substrate in vivo remains unclear. Here we have taken advantage of Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism to explore the influence of the SH3/SH2 adaptor protein Dock on the abilities of the membrane (PTP61Fm)- and nuclear (PTP61Fn)-targeted variants of PTP61F (the Drosophila othologue of the mammalian enzymes PTP1B and TCPTP respectively) to repress PTK signaling pathways in vivo...
May 23, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544544/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-signaling-is-responsible-for-cathepsin-g-induced-aggregation-of-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
#3
Riyo Morimoto-Kamata, Satoru Yui
Cathepsin G (CG), a neutrophil serine protease, induces cell migration and multicellular aggregation of human breast cancer MCF-7 cells in a process that is dependent on E-cadherin and CG enzymatic activity. While these tumor cell aggregates can cause tumor emboli that could represent intravascular growth and extravasation into the surrounding tissues, resulting in metastasis, the molecular mechanism underlying this process remains poorly characterized. In this study, we aimed to identify the signaling pathway that is triggered during CG-mediated stimulation of cell aggregation...
May 24, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542302/influence-of-catch-up-growth-on-spatial-learning-and-memory-in-a-mouse-model-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Cristina Duran Fernandez-Feijoo, Cristina Carrasco Carrasco, Núria Villalmazo Francisco, Judit Cebrià Romero, Jose Ramon Fernández Lorenzo, J C Jiménez-Chillaron, Marta Camprubí Camprubí
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and rapid postnatal weight gain or catch up growth (CUG) increase the susceptibility to metabolic syndrome during adult life. Longitudinal studies have also revealed a high incidence of learning difficulties in children with IUGR. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of nutrition and CUG on learning memory in an IUGR animal model. We hypothesized that synaptic protein expression and transcription, an essential mechanism for memory consolidation, might be affected by intrauterine undernutrition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540626/cross-sectional-prevalence-of-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-in-patients-with-acromegaly-a-single-center-experience
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Yukiko Odake, Hidenori Fukuoka, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yoshifumi Arisaka, Junya Konishi, Kenichi Yoshida, Ryusaku Matsumoto, Hironori Bando, Kentaro Suda, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Genzo Iguchi, Shozo Yamada, Wataru Ogawa, Yutaka Takahashi
PURPOSE: Acromegaly is a disease associated with an increased risk for several kinds of neoplasms including colon and thyroid cancer. Although the association between acromegaly and pancreatic neoplasms has not been elucidated, it has recently been reported that GNAS gene mutations were found in 58% of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs), which are representative pancreatic cystic lesions, suggesting a link between IPMNs and acromegaly. To assess the prevalence of pancreatic cystic lesions in patients with acromegaly, we performed a retrospective cross-sectional single institute study...
May 24, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540255/comparison-and-validation-of-elisa-assays-for-plasma-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-in-the-horse
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Courtnay L Baskerville, Nicholas J Bamford, Patricia A Harris, Simon R Bailey
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) plays several important physiological roles, and IGF-related pathways have been implicated in developmental osteochondral disease and endocrinopathic laminitis. This factor is also a downstream marker of growth hormone activity and its peptide mimetics. Unfortunately, previously used assays for measuring equine IGF-1 (radioimmunoassays and ELISAs) are no longer commercially available, and many of the kits on the market give poor results when used on horse samples. The aim of the present study was to compare three different ELISA assays (two human and one horse-specific)...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539837/ezh2-acts-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-kras-driven-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Yanxiao Wang, Ning Hou, Xuan Cheng, Jishuai Zhang, Xiaohong Tan, Chong Zhang, Yuling Tang, Yan Teng, Xiao Yang
Previous studies have suggested that enhancer zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2), a histone methyltransferase subunit of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), acts as an oncogene in lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) development. However, we found that in human lung ADC samples, deletion and mutations of EZH2 were also frequently present, with 14% of patients harboring loss-of-function EZH2 alterations. To explore the effect of Ezh2 loss on lung tumor formation, lung epithelial Ezh2 gene was deleted in Kras-driven lung ADC mouse model...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538694/essential-role-of-growth-hormone-and-igf-1-in-therapeutic-effect-of-ghrelin-in-the-course-of-acetic-acid-induced-colitis
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Piotr Ceranowicz, Zygmunt Warzecha, Jakub Cieszkowski, Dagmara Ceranowicz, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala, Joanna Bonior, Jolanta Jaworek, Tadeusz Ambroży, Krzysztof Gil, Rafał Olszanecki, Małgorzata Pihut, Artur Dembiński
Previous studies have shown that ghrelin exhibits a protective and therapeutic effect in the gut. The aim of the present study was to examine whether administration of ghrelin affects the course of acetic acid-induced colitis and to determine what is the role of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in this effect. In sham-operated or hypophysectomized male Wistar rats, colitis was induced by enema with 1 mL of 3% solution of acetic acid. Saline or ghrelin (given at the dose of 8 nmol/kg/dose) was administered intraperitoneally twice a day...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537976/interest-of-urinary-timp-2-%C3%A3-igfbp-7-for-predicting-the-occurrence-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-gray-zone-approach
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Toufic Finge, Sebastien Bertran, Claire Roger, Damien Candela, Bruno Pereira, Christopher Scott, Laurent Muller, Benjamin Louart, Jean-Yves Lefrant
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the ability of 3-hour postoperative urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 × insulin-like growth factor binding protein-7 ([TIMP-2] × [IGFBP-7]) to predict postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass during cardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass were eligible for this study. Patients with initial chronic renal insufficiency requiring renal replacement therapy, patients <18 years of age, and parturients were not included...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537499/vitamin-d-improves-the-content-of-tgf-%C3%AE-and-igf-1-in-intervertebral-disc-of-diabetic-rats
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Ji-Long An, Wei Zhang, Jian Zhang, Li-Chao Lian, Yong Shen, Wen-Yuan Ding
OBJECTIVE: The contents of transforming growth factor-β and insulin-like growth factor-1 in disc of diabetic rats were measured at three different periods after injected with 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3, and compared with that in normal rats. The significance of content changes was also discussed. METHODS: Fourty-five Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into three groups, namely the experimental group (STZ+calcitriol), control group (STZ+citrate buffer), and normal group (citrate buffer)...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537443/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-papp-a-and-the-proform-of-the-eosinophil-major-basic-protein-prombp-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-death-in-heart-failure-patients
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Maja Dembic, Paula L Hedley, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars Køber, Michael Christiansen
Risk stratification and patient management in heart failure (HF) is difficult due to the unpredictable progression of the disease, necessitating the development of reliable diagnostic biomarkers to facilitate decision-making in clinical practice. Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) is a marker of arteriosclerotic heart disease. PAPP-A is a serum protease, which is involved in the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) axis where it is inhibited by the proform of the eosinophil major basic protein (proMBP)...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537332/comparison-of-intermittent-fasting-versus-caloric-restriction-in-obese-subjects-a-two-year-follow-up
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F B Aksungar, M Sarıkaya, A Coskun, M Serteser, I Unsal
OBJECTIVE: Caloric restriction (CR) is proven to be effective in increasing life span and it is well known that, nutritional habits, sleeping pattern and meal frequency have profound effects on human health. In Ramadan some Muslims fast during the day-light hours for a month, providing us a unique model of intermittent fasting (IF) in humans. In the present study, we have investigated the effects of IF versus CR on the same non-diabetic obese subjects who were followed for two years according to the growth hormone (GH)/Insulin like growth factor (IGF)-1 axis and insulin resistance...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537053/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-mimetics-for-treating-atherosclerosis
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Kelvin H M Kwok, Karen S L Lam
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is an atypical member of the FGF family. Acting in an endocrine fashion, it increases glucose uptake, modulates lipid metabolism, and sensitizes insulin response in metabolically active organs, including the liver and adipose tissue. Emerging evidence shows a strong correlation between circulating FGF21 levels and the incidence and severity of atherosclerosis. Animal studies have demonstrated a beneficial role of FGF21 in protecting against aberrant lipid profile, while recent development in FGF21 mimetics has provided further insight into the lipid-lowering effects of FGF21 signaling...
May 19, 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535836/season-of-birth-is-associated-with-first-lactation-milk-yield-in-holstein-friesian-cattle
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M Van Eetvelde, M M Kamal, L Vandaele, G Opsomer
The aim of the present research was to assess factors associated with first-lactation milk yield in dairy heifers, including maternal and environmental factors, factors related to the development of the heifer and factors related to its offspring such as gender of the calf. In addition, the potential underlying mechanism, in particular metabolic adaptations, was further explored. Data on body growth, reproduction and milk yield of 74 Holstein Friesian heifers on three herds in Flanders (Belgium) were collected...
May 24, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534942/gene-expression-analysis-of-growth-factor-receptors-in-human-chondrocytes-in-monolayer-and-3d-pellet-cultures
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Anika Witt, Achim Salamon, Diana Boy, Doris Hansmann, Andreas Büttner, Andreas Wree, Rainer Bader, Anika Jonitz-Heincke
The main goal of cartilage repair is to create functional tissue by enhancing the in vitro conditions to more physiological in vivo conditions. Chondrogenic growth factors play an important role in influencing cartilage homeostasis. Insulin‑like growth factor (IGF)‑1 and transforming growth factor (TGF)‑β1 affect the expression of collagen type II (Col2) and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and, therefore, the targeted use of growth factors could make chondrogenic redifferentiation more efficient. In the present study, human chondrocytes were postmortally isolated from healthy articular cartilage and cultivated as monolayer or 3D pellet cultures either under normoxia or hypoxia and stimulated with IGF‑1 and/or TGF‑β1 to compare the impact of the different growth factors...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534511/stromal-derived-igf2-promotes-colon-cancer-progression-via-paracrine-and-autocrine-mechanisms
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C Unger, N Kramer, D Unterleuthner, M Scherzer, A Burian, A Rudisch, M Stadler, M Schlederer, D Lenhardt, A Riedl, S Walter, A Wernitznig, L Kenner, M Hengstschläger, J Schüler, W Sommergruber, H Dolznig
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF)2/IGF1 receptor (IGF1R) signaling axis has an important role in intestinal carcinogenesis and overexpression of IGF2 is an accepted risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Genetic amplifications and loss of imprinting contribute to the upregulation of IGF2, but insufficiently explain the extent of IGF2 expression in a subset of patients. Here, we show that IGF2 was specifically induced in the tumor stroma of CRC and identified cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) as the major source...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534195/identification-of-a-small-molecule-that-facilitates-the-differentiation-of-human-ipscs-escs-and-mouse-embryonic-pancreatic-explants-into-pancreatic-endocrine-cells
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Yasushi Kondo, Taro Toyoda, Ryo Ito, Michinori Funato, Yoshiya Hosokawa, Satoshi Matsui, Tomomi Sudo, Masahiro Nakamura, Chihiro Okada, Xiaotong Zhuang, Akira Watanabe, Akira Ohta, Nobuya Inagaki, Kenji Osafune
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Pancreatic beta-like cells generated from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) or human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) offer an appealing donor tissue source. However, differentiation protocols that mainly use growth factors are costly. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to establish efficient differentiation protocols to change hiPSCs/hESCs to insulin (INS)(+) cells using novel small-molecule inducers. METHODS: We screened small molecules that increased the induction rate of INS(+) cells from hESC-derived pancreatic and duodenal homeobox 1 (PDX1)(+) pancreatic progenitor cells...
May 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534118/exercise-induced-circulating-extracellular-vesicles-protect-against-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Yihua Bei, Tianzhao Xu, Dongchao Lv, Pujiao Yu, Jiahong Xu, Lin Che, Avash Das, John Tigges, Vassilios Toxavidis, Ionita Ghiran, Ravi Shah, Yongqin Li, Yuhui Zhang, Saumya Das, Junjie Xiao
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) serve an important function as mediators of intercellular communication. Exercise is protective for the heart, although the signaling mechanisms that mediate this cardioprotection have not been fully elucidated. Here using nano-flow cytometry, we found a rapid increase in plasma EVs in human subjects undergoing exercise stress testing. We subsequently identified that serum EVs were increased by ~1.85-fold in mice after 3-week swimming. Intramyocardial injection of equivalent quantities of EVs from exercised mice and non-exercised controls provided similar protective effects against acute ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in mice...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533420/igf1-stimulates-greater-muscle-hypertrophy-in-the-absence-of-myostatin-in-male-mice
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Alexander Hennebry, Jenny M Oldham, Tea Shavlakadze, Miranda Grounds, Philip Sheard, Marta Fiorotto, Shelley J Falconer, Heather K Smith, Carole Berry, Ferenc Jeanplong, Jeremy Bracegirdle, Kenneth G Matthews, Gina Nicholas, Monica Senna-Salerno, Trevor Watson, Christopher D McMahon
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and myostatin have opposing roles in regulating the growth and size of skeletal muscle, with IGF1 stimulating, and myostatin inhibiting, growth. However, it remains unclear whether these proteins have mutually dependent, or independent, roles. To clarify this issue, we crossed myostatin null (Mstn-/-) mice with mice over-expressing Igf1 in skeletal muscle (Igf1+) to generate six genotypes of male mice; wild-type (Mstn+/+), Mstn+/-, Mstn-/-, Mstn+/+:Igf1+, Mstn+/-:Igf1+ and Mstn-/-:Igf1+...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533226/igf1r-protein-expression-is-not-associated-with-differential-benefit-to-concurrent-trastuzumab-in-early-stage-her2-breast-cancer-from-the-north-central-cancer-treatment-group-alliance-adjuvant-trastuzumab-trial-n9831
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Monica M Reinholz, Beiyun Chen, Amylou C Dueck, Kathleen Tenner, Karla Ballman, Darren Riehle, Robert B Jenkins, Xochiquetzal J Geiger, Ann E McCullough, Edith A Perez
Background: Preclinical evidence indicates that increased insulin-like growth factor receptor-1 (IGF1R) signaling interferes with the action of trastuzumab suggesting a possible mechanism of trastuzumab resistance. Thus, we evaluated IGF1R prevalence, relationship with demographic data, and association with disease-free survival (DFS) of patients randomized to chemotherapy alone (Arm A) or chemotherapy with sequential (Arm B) or concurrent trastuzumab (Arm C) in the prospective phase III HER2(+) adjuvant N9831 trial...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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