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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918612/increase-concentration-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-in-breast-milk-of-mothers-with-psychological-disorders
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Mamak Shariat, Nasrin Abedinia, Nima Rezaei, Nahid Farrokhzad
Several studies have shown an imbalance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines in depression and anxiety disorders. However, less attention has been paid to the role of cytokines in psychological disorder in mothers who breastfeed. This study looks at whether concentration levels of TGF-β2 are altered in anxious and depressive breastfeeding mothers. This study checked the concentration level of TGF-B2 in relation with psychological symptoms on 110 breastfeeding mothers; based on random sampling method with using of Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and Spielberger Stress Scale (STAI) in 2015 also TGF-β2 was measured in breast milk using ELISA...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918533/the-associations-between-dietary-patterns-and-bone-health-according-to-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-t869%C3%A2-c-polymorphism-in-postmenopausal-iranian-women
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Sajjad Moradi, Leila Khorrami-Nezhad, Sima Ali-Akbar, Fatemeh Zare, Tanaz Alipour, Azadeh Dehghani Kari Bozorg, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Zhila Maghbooli, Khadijeh Mirzaei
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have shown that dietary variants and genetic variants play a decisive role in the risk of developing osteoporosis. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to examine associations between dietary pattern and bone health, according to the TGF-β1 T869→C polymorphism, in postmenopausal Iranian women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 264 postmenopausal women aged from 46 to 78 years were examined. Body composition was measured by a body composition analyzer and physical activity by the short-form physical activity questionnaire...
September 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918029/activation-of-ampk-attenuated-cardiac-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-cdk2-via-p21-p27-and-mir-29-family-pathways-in-rats
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Hanping Qi, Yan Liu, Shuzhi Li, Yunping Chen, Lei Li, Yonggang Cao, Mingyao E, Pilong Shi, Chao Song, Baiyan Li, Hongli Sun
Cardiac fibrosis is pathological damage associated with nearly all forms of heart disease. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an evolutionary conserved energy-sensing enzyme. Emerging evidences indicate that AMPK plays an important role in cardiac fibrosis and cell proliferation. However, less is known about the detailed mechanism of AMPK activation on cardiac fibrosis. In this study, we found the AMPK activation improved the impaired cardiac function of cardiac fibrosis rats and decreased interstitial fibrosis...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918026/anti-fibrotic-effects-of-synthetic-oligodeoxynucleotide-for-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-smad-in-an-animal-model-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Jung-Yeon Kim, Hyun-Jin An, Woon-Hae Kim, Mi-Gyeong Gwon, Hyemin Gu, Yoon-Yub Park, Kwan-Kyu Park
Liver fibrosis is characterized by changes in tissue architecture and extracellular matrix composition. Liver fibrosis affects not only hepatocytes but also the non-parenchymal cells such as hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), which are essential for maintaining an intact liver structure and function. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) is a multifunctional cytokine that induces liver fibrosis through activation of Smad signaling pathways. To improve a new therapeutic approach, synthetic TGF-β1/Smad oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) was used to suppress both TGF-β1 expression and Smad transcription factor using a combination of antisense ODN and decoy ODN...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917991/enhanced-expression-of-pd-l1-and-ifn-%C3%AE-on-dendritic-cells-is-associated-with-bcg-induced-th2-inhibition
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A C C Gouveia, F G Braga, M Mota, F M C Silva, A S S Brugiolo, E E Oliveira, M C Ayupe, H C Teixeira, A P Ferreira
Accumulating evidence indicates that the exposure to Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) prevents the development of allergy and the airway dendritic cells (DCs) may be involved in this protective effect. However, studies to better characterize the specific interactions between BCG and DCs and their role in this mycobacteria-mediated Th2 cell suppression are still ongoing. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the neonatal BCG vaccination in the innate immune response in a mouse model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced airway inflammation...
September 14, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917940/natural-and-synthetic-polymers-bioceramics-bioactive-compounds-mediated-cell-signaling-in-bone-tissue-engineering
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S Harsha Rao, B Harini, R Pranav Kumar Shadamarshan, K Balagangadharan, N Selvamurugan
Bone is a highly integrative and dynamic tissue of the human body. It is continually remodeled by bone cells such as osteoblasts, osteoclasts. When a fraction of a bone is damaged or deformed, stem cells and bone cells under the influence of several signaling pathways regulate bone regeneration at the particular locale. Effective therapies for bone defects can be met via bone tissue engineering which employs drug delivery systems with biomaterials to enhance cellular functions by acting on signaling pathways such as Wnt, BMP, TGF-β, and Notch...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917156/tgf%C3%AE-1-synergizes-with-flt3-ligand-to-induce-chemoresistant-quiescence-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-mll-gene-rearrangements
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M Tamai, Y Furuichi, S Kasai, N Ando, D Harama, K Goi, T Inukai, K Kagami, M Abe, H Ichikawa, K Sugita
Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) is highly expressed in mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL) gene-rearranged acute lymphoblastic leukemia (MLL+ALL) with a dismal prognosis. We previously reported that FLT3 ligand (FL) stimulation induced cell cycle arrest in MLL+ALL cells leading to resistance against anti-leukemic agents. Given that FL stimulation enhanced transforming growth factor (TGF)β1 mRNA levels in MLL+ALL cells, we extensively examined the effect of TGFβ1 on the cell cycle progression and chemosensitivity in MLL+ALL cells, and found that TGFβ1 stimulation induced MLL+ALL cells into cell cycle arrest resistant to arabinosyl cytosine; its effect was markedly enhanced in synergy with FL...
September 13, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916975/flaxseed-oil-supplementation-improve-gene-expression-levels-of-ppar-%C3%AE-lp-a-il-1-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Ali Akbar Hashemzadeh, Nikoo Nasoohi, Fariba Raygan, Esmat Aghadavod, Elmira Akbari, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Zatollah Asemi
This study was carried out to determine the effects of flaxseed oil administration on gene expression levels related to insulin, lipid and inflammation in overweight diabetic patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 60 diabetic patients with CHD. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups to intake either 1000 mg n-3 fatty acid from flaxseed oil containing 400 mg α-Linolenic acid [ALA (18:3n-3)] (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) twice a day for 12 weeks...
September 15, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915722/correction-a-novel-highly-potent-trivalent-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-trap-inhibits-early-stage-tumorigenesis-and-tumor-cell-invasion-in-murine-pten-deficient-prostate-glands
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Tai Qin, Lindsey Barron, Lu Xia, Haojie Huang, Maria M Villarreal, John Zwaagstra, Cathy Collins, Junhua Yang, Christian Zwieb, Ravindra Kodali, Cynthia S Hinck, Sun Kyung Kim, Robert L Reddick, Chang Shu, Maureen D O'Connor-McCourt, Andrew P Hinck, Lu-Zhe Sun
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.13343.].
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915589/casticin-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-and-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-by-blocking-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway
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Ling Zhou, Xiaoying Dong, Linlin Wang, Lanlan Shan, Ting Li, Wanfu Xu, Yan Ding, Mingqiang Lai, Xiaojun Lin, Meng Dai, Xiaochun Bai, Chunhong Jia, Hang Zheng
Although many advances have been made in understanding the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis, few options are available for treatment. Casticin, one of the major flavonoids in Fructus Viticis extracts, has shown hepatoprotective potential, but its effects on liver fibrosis are not clear. In this study, we investigated the antifibrotic activity of casticin and its underlying mechanism in vivo and in vitro. Male mice were injected intraperitoneally with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) or underwent bile duct ligation (BDL) to induce liver fibrosis, followed by treatment with casticin or vehicle...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915563/niaoduqing-granules-relieve-chronic-kidney-disease-symptoms-by-decreasing-renal-fibrosis-and-anemia
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Xu Wang, Suyun Yu, Qi Jia, Lichuan Chen, Jinqiu Zhong, Yanhong Pan, Peiliang Shen, Yin Shen, Siliang Wang, Zhonghong Wei, Yuzhu Cao, Yin Lu
NiaoDuQing (NDQ) granules, a traditional Chinese medicine, has been clinically used in China for over fourteen years to treat chronic kidney disease (CKD). To elucidate the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of NDQ, we designed an approach incorporating chemoinformatics, bioinformatics, network biology methods, and cellular and molecular biology experiments. A total of 182 active compounds were identified in NDQ granules, and 397 putative targets associated with different diseases were derived through ADME modelling and target prediction tools...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915498/tantalum-coated-pedicle-screws-enhance-implant-integration
#12
Liang-Yu Shi, An Wang, Fa-Zhi Zang, Jian-Xi Wang, Xian-Wei Pan, Hua-Jiang Chen
Because titanium alloy (Ti) has the natural advantage of a low elastic modulus, it has become the most commonly used material for the manufacturing of pedicle screws. However, its poor shear strength and osteogenic ability are undesirable properties. The superior osteoinductivity demonstrated by tantalum (Ta) in oral and maxillofacial surgery and joint surgery leads us to assume that the tantalum-coated pedicle screws may have better osteogenic properties and bone anchoring strength. To verify this hypothesis, MC3T3-E1 cells and human mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) were seeded on the surface of Ta and Ti disks to compare the effects of two different metals on cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation...
September 7, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915065/targeting-hif-1%C3%AE-pdk1-axis-by-dichloroacetate-dca-suppresses-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Justin Goodwin, Hyunsung Choi, Meng-Hsiung Hsieh, Michael L Neugent, Jung-Mo Ahn, Heather N Hayenga, Pankaj K Singh, David B Shackelford, In-Kyu Lee, Vladimir Shulaev, Shanta Dhar, Norihiko Takeda, Jung-Whan Kim
RATIONALE: Hypoxia has long been implicated in the pathogenesis of fibrotic diseases. Aberrantly activated myofibroblasts are the primary pathological driver of fibrotic progression, yet how various microenvironmental influences such as hypoxia contribute to their sustained activation and differentiation is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: As a defining feature of hypoxia is its impact on cellular metabolism, we sought to investigate how hypoxia-induced metabolic reprogramming affects myofibroblast differentiation and fibrotic progression, and to test the pre-clinical efficacy of targeting glycolytic metabolism for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914392/alginate-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogel-delivery-system-characteristics-regulate-the-differentiation-of-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-toward-chondrogenic-lineage
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Sahar Ansari, Ivana M Diniz, Chider Chen, Tara Aghaloo, Benjamin M Wu, Songtao Shi, Alireza Moshaverinia
Cartilage tissue regeneration often presents a challenging clinical situation. Recently, it has been shown that Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (PDLSCs) possess high chondrogenic differentiation capacity. In this study, we developed a stem cell delivery system based on alginate/hyaluronic acid (HA) loaded with TGF-β1 ligand, encapsulating PDLSCs; and investigated the chondrogenic differentiation of encapsulated cells in alginate/HA hydrogel microspheres in vitro and in vivo. The results showed that PDLSCs, as well as human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMMSCs), as the positive control, were stained positive for both toluidine blue and alcian blue staining, while exhibiting high levels of gene expression related to chondrogenesis (Col II, Aggrecan and Sox-9), as assessed via qPCR...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913840/loss-of-regulatory-characteristics-in-cd4-cd25-hi-t-cells-induced-by-impaired-transforming-growth-factor-beta-secretion-in-pneumoconiosis
#15
Lu-Qin Bian, Ling Mao, Ying Bi, Shao-Wei Zhou, Zi-Dan Chen, Jun Wen, Jin Shi, Ling Wang
Pneumoconiosis is caused by the accumulation of airborne dust in the lung, which stimulates a progressive inflammatory response that ultimately results in lung fibrosis and respiratory failure. It is possible that regulatory cells in the immune system could function to suppress inflammation and possibly slow or reverse disease progression. However, results in this study suggest that in pneumoconiosis patients, the regulatory T cells (Tregs) and B cells are functionally impaired. First, we found that pneumoconiosis patients presented an upregulation of CD4(+) CD25(+) T cells compared to controls, whereas the CD4(+) CD25(+) and CD4(+) CD25(hi) T cells were enriched with Th1- and Th17-like cells but not Foxp3-expressing Treg cells and evidenced by significantly higher T-bet, interferon (IFN)-γ, and interleukin (IL)-17 expression but lower Foxp3 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β expression...
September 15, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913556/high-dose-vitamin-d3-supplementation-decreases-the-number-of-colonic-cd103-dendritic-cells-in-healthy-subjects
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Nina Friis Bak, M Bendix, S Hald, L Reinert, M K Magnusson, J Agnholt
PURPOSE: Vitamin D may induce tolerance in the intestinal immune system and has been shown to regulate the phenotype of tolerogenic intestinal dendritic cells (DCs) in vitro. It is unknown whether vitamin D supplementation affects human intestinal DCs in vivo, and we aimed to investigate the tolerability and effect on intestinal CD103(+)DCs of high-dose vitamin D3 treatment in healthy subjects. METHODS: Ten healthy subjects received a total of 480,000 IU oral vitamin D3 over 15 days and colonic biopsies were obtained before and after intervention by endoscopy...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913545/periostin-in-vitreoretinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Shigeo Yoshida, Takahito Nakama, Keijiro Ishikawa, Shintaro Nakao, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Tatsuro Ishibashi
Proliferative vitreoretinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), and age-related macular degeneration are a leading cause of decreased vision and blindness in developed countries. In these diseases, retinal fibro(vascular) membrane (FVM) formation above and beneath the retina plays an important role. Gene expression profiling of human FVMs revealed significant upregulation of periostin. Subsequent analyses demonstrated increased periostin expression in the vitreous of patients with both proliferative diabetic retinopathy and PVR...
September 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913356/expression-profiling-of-cellular-microrna-in-asymptomatic-hbsag-carriers-and-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#18
Xianliang Hou, Yan Liang, Jianing Chen, Yingfeng Wei, Ping Zeng, Lin Wang, Chong Lu, Hongyan Diao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may serve as potential molecular markers to predict liver injury resulting from chronic hepatitis B (CHB). In the present study, we want to study the expression profile and clinical significance of miRNAs at different stages of CHB virus infection. METHODS: Using miRNA microarray, we investigated the global expression profiles of cellular miRNA in asymptomatic hepatitis B antigen carriers (ASCs) and CHB patients, compared with healthy controls (HCs)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912844/triptolide-inhibits-cd4-memory-t-cell-mediated-acute-rejection-and-prolongs-cardiac-allograft-survival-in-mice
#19
Shuiwei Qiu, Dingliang Lv
There have been numerous investigations into the immunosuppressive effects of triptolide; however, its inhibitory effects on memory T cells remain to be elucidated. Using a cluster of differentiation (CD)4(+) memory T-cell transfer model, the aim of the present study was to determine the inhibitory effects of triptolide on CD4(+) memory T cell-mediated acute rejection and to determine the potential underlying mechanisms. At 4 weeks after skin transplantation, mouse cervical heart transplantation was performed following the transfer of CD4(+) memory T cells...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912805/antifibrotic-effect-of-lactulose-on-a-methotrexate-induced-liver-injury-model
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Banu Taskin, Mümin Alper Erdoğan, Gürkan Yiğittürk, Damla Günenç, Oytun Erbaş
The most severe side effect of prolonged MTX treatment is hepatotoxicity. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of lactulose treatment on MTX-induced hepatotoxicity in a rat model. Twenty-four male rats were included in the study. Sixteen rats were given a single dose of 20 mg/kg MTX to induce liver injury. Eight rats were given no drugs. 16 MTX-given rats were divided into two equal groups. Group 1 subjects were given lactulose 5 g/kg/day, and group 2 subjects were given saline 1 ml/kg/day for 10 days...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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