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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942012/activation-of-sry-accounts-for-male-specific-hepatocarcinogenesis-implication-in-gender-disparity-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Chang Liu, Yi-Fan Ren, Jian Dong, Meng-Yun Ke, Feng Ma, Satdarshan P S Monga, Rongqian Wu, Yi Lv, Xu-Feng Zhang
Sex affects the risk, treatment responses and outcome of many types of cancers. The mechanism of gender disparity in development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains obscure. Sex-determining region on Y chromosome (SRY) was overexpressed in approximate 84% male patient HCC. Moreover, we are the first to generate a liver-specific transgenic (TG) murine model with overexpression of the male specific gene SRY. Subject to a single intraperitoneal injection N-nitrosodiethylamine (DEN) at day 14, TG and wildtype (WT) mice of both genders were sacrificed at different time points (6-13...
September 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941304/collagen-agarose-alginate-and-matrigel-hydrogels-as-cell-substrates-for-culture-of-chondrocytes-in-vitro-a-comparative-study
#2
Zhikang Miao, Zhenhui Lu, Huayu Wu, Hui Liu, Muyan Li, Danqing Lei, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has emerged as a new approach to cartilage repair through the use of harvested chondrocytes. But the expansion of the chondrocytes from the donor tissue in vitro is restricted by limited cell numbers and dedifferentiation of chondrocytes. In this study, we used four types of hydrogels including agarose, alginate, Matrigel and collagen type I hydrogels to serve as cell substrates and investigated the effect on proliferation and phenotype maintenance of chondrocytes. As a substrate for monolayer culture, collagen facilitated cell expansion and effectively suppressed the dedifferentiation of chondrocytes, as evidenced by fluorescein diacetate / propidium iodide (FDA/PI), hematoxylin-eosin staining (HE), Safranin O, immunofluorescenceassay, biochemistry analysis and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938467/testis-determination-requires-a-specific-fgfr2-isoform-to-repress-foxl2
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Stefan Bagheri-Fam, Anthony D Bird, Liang Zhao, Janelle M Ryan, Meiyun Yong, Dagmar Wilhelm, Peter Koopman, Jacob V Eswarakumar, Vincent R Harley
Male sex determination in mammals relies on SRY-mediated up-regulation of SOX9 expression in XY gonads, whereas WNT/RSPO signalling and FOXL2 drive female sex determination in XX gonads. FGF9-signalling ensures sustained SOX9 expression through repression of one of the ovarian pathways (WNT signalling), while the significance of FGF-mediated repression of the FOXL2 pathway has not been studied. Previously, we demonstrated that FGFR2 is the receptor for FGF9 in the XY gonad. Whether a specific isoform (FGFR2b or FGFR2c) is required was puzzling...
September 11, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935584/vih-from-the-mud-crab-is-specifically-expressed-in-the-eyestalk-and-potentially-regulated-by-transactivator-of-sox9-oct4-oct1
#4
Chunyun Liu, Xiwei Jia, Zhihua Zou, Xiaowei Wang, Yilei Wang, Ziping Zhang
Vitellogenesis-inhibiting hormone (VIH) is known to regulate ovarian maturation by suppressing the synthesis of vitellogenin (Vtg) in crustaceans, which belongs to a member of crustacean hyperglycemic hormone (CHH) family synthesized and secreted from the X-organ/sinus gland complex of eyestalks. In this study, the cDNA, genomic DNA (gDNA) and the 5'-upstream regulatory (promoter region) sequences of VIH gene were obtained by conventional PCR, genome walker and tail-PCR techniques according to our transcriptomic database of Scylla paramamosain...
September 18, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935574/taurocholate-induces-biliary-differentiation-of-liver-progenitor-cells-causing-hepatic-stellate-cell-chemotaxis-in-the-ductular-reaction-role-in-pediatric-cystic-fibrosis-liver-disease
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Katarzyna N Pozniak, Michael A Pearen, Tamara N Pereira, Cynthia Sm Kramer, Priyakshi Kalita-De Croft, Sujeevi K Nawaratna, Manuel A Fernandez-Rojo, Geoffrey N Gobert, Janina Ee Tirnitz-Parker, John K Olynyk, Ross W Shepherd, Peter J Lewindon, Grant A Ramm
Cystic fibrosis liver disease (CFLD) in children causes progressive fibrosis leading to biliary cirrhosis, however its cause(s) and early pathogenesis are unclear. We hypothesised that a bile acid-induced Ductular Reaction (DR) drives fibrogenesis. We evaluated the DR by cytokeratin-7 immunohistochemistry in liver biopsies, staged for fibrosis, from 60 children with CFLD and demonstrated that the DR was significantly correlated with hepatic fibrosis stage and biliary taurocholate levels. To examine the mechanisms involved in DR induction liver progenitor cells (LPCs) were treated with taurocholate and key events in DR evolution were assessed: LPC proliferation, LPC biliary differentiation and hepatic stellate cell (HSC) chemotaxis...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934875/natural-type-ii-collagen-hydrogel-fibrin-sealant-and-adipose-derived-stem-cells-as-a-promising-combination-for-articular-cartilage-repair
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Mariana Lazarini, Pedro Bordeaux-Rego, Renata Giardini-Rosa, Adriana S S Duarte, Mariana Ozello Baratti, Alessandro Rozim Zorzi, João Batista de Miranda, Carlos Lenz Cesar, Ângela Luzo, Sara Teresinha Olalla Saad
Objective Articular cartilage is an avascular tissue with limited ability of self-regeneration and the current clinical treatments have restricted capacity to restore damages induced by trauma or diseases. Therefore, new techniques are being tested for cartilage repair, using scaffolds and/or stem cells. Although type II collagen hydrogel, fibrin sealant, and adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) represent suitable alternatives for cartilage formation, their combination has not yet been investigated in vivo for focal articular cartilage defects...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926590/fluoxetine-ameliorates-cartilage-degradation-in-osteoarthritis-by-inhibiting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Kentaro Miyamoto, Bisei Ohkawara, Mikako Ito, Akio Masuda, Akihiro Hirakawa, Tadahiro Sakai, Hideki Hiraiwa, Takashi Hamada, Naoki Ishiguro, Kinji Ohno
Abnormal activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling is implicated in the osteoarthritis (OA) pathology. We searched for a pre-approved drug that suppresses abnormally activated Wnt/β-catenin signaling and has a potency to reduce joint pathology in OA. We introduced the TOPFlash reporter plasmid into HCS-2/8 human chondrosarcoma cells to estimate the Wnt/β-catenin activity in the presence of 10 μM each compound in a panel of pre-approved drugs. We found that fluoxetine, an antidepressant in the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), down-regulated Wnt/β-catenin signaling in human chondrosarcoma cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926118/chop-induced-loss-of-intestinal-epithelial-stemness-contributes-to-bile-duct-ligation-induced-cholestatic-liver-injury
#8
Runping Liu, Xiaojiaoyang Li, Zhiming Huang, Derrick Zhao, Bhagyalaxmi Sukka Ganesh, Guanhua Lai, William M Pandak, Phillip B Hylemon, Jasmohan S Bajaj, Arun J Sanyal, Huiping Zhou
Impaired intestinal barrier function promotes the progression of various liver diseases including cholestatic liver disease. The close association of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) with inflammatory bowel disease highlights the importance of the gut-liver axis. It has been reported that bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced liver fibrosis is significantly reduced in C/EBP homologous protein knock out (CHOP(-/-) ) mice. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In the current study, we demonstrate that BDL induces striking and acute hepatic ER stress responses after 1 day, which return to normal after 3 days...
September 19, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923703/transcriptome-analysis-of-three-critical-periods-of-ovarian-development-in-yellow-river-carp-cyprinus-carpio
#9
Yongfang Jia, Ping Nan, Wanwan Zhang, Fang Wang, Ruihua Zhang, Tingting Liang, Xiaolin Ji, Qiyan Du, Zhongjie Chang
Ovary development is a complex process involving numerous genes; the molecular mechanism underlying the ovary development of carp is still unknown. Here we used Illumina HiSeq™ 2500 to explore the transcriptome of undifferentiated gland (PG), juvenile ovary (OJ) and adult ovary (OA) of Yellow River carp (Cyprinus carpio). A total of 58,749 unigenes were obtained, comprising 45,707 known genes and 13,042 new genes. We identified differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) during development and characterized the functional properties of DEGs by comparison with the gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes databases...
September 9, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923246/klf15-regulates-in-vitro-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-targeting-sox9
#10
Zhuoyue Song, Xiaolei Lian, Yang Wang, Yong Xiang, Guangheng Li
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal cells residing in the bone marrow. MSCs have the potential to differentiate into adipocytes, chondrocytes, and other types of cells. However, the mechanism underlying MSC differentiation is still not fully understood. Here we aimed to investigate the function of the Kruppel-like factor (KLF) transcriptional factor family in regulating chondrogenic differentiation from human MSCs. Among the KLF family members, KLF15 was activated during different models of chondrogenic differentiation in a time-dependent manner...
September 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917911/injectable-glycosaminoglycan-protein-nano-complex-in-semi-interpenetrating-networks-a-biphasic-hydrogel-for-hyaline-cartilage-regeneration
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Janani Radhakrishnan, Anuradha Subramanian, Swaminathan Sethuraman
Articular hyaline cartilage regeneration remains challenging due to its less intrinsic reparability. The study develops injectable biphasic semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (SIPN) hydrogel impregnated with chondroitin sulfate (ChS) nanoparticles for functional cartilage restoration. ChS loaded zein nanoparticles (∼150nm) prepared by polyelectrolyte-protein complexation were interspersed into injectable SIPNs developed by blending alginate with poly(vinyl alcohol) and calcium crosslinking. The hydrogel exhibited interconnected porous microstructure (39...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912540/sox9-regulates-cancer-stem-like-properties-and-metastatic-potential-of-single-walled-carbon-nanotube-exposed-cells
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Maria A Voronkova, Sudjit Luanpitpong, Liying Wang Rojanasakul, Vincent Castranova, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, Heimo Riedel, Yon Rojanasakul
Engineered nanomaterials hold great promise for the future development of innovative products but their adverse health effects are a major concern. Recent studies have indicated that certain nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes (CNTs), may be carcinogenic. However, the underlying mechanisms behind their potential malignant properties remain unclear. In this study, we linked SOX9, a stem cell associated transcription factor, to the neoplastic-like properties of human lung epithelial cells chronically exposed to a low-dose of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903012/in-vitro-chondrotoxicity-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-opioid-medications
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Geoffrey D Abrams, Wenteh Chang, Jason L Dragoo
BACKGROUND: A variety of medications are administered to the intra-articular space for the relief of joint pain. While amide-type local anesthetics have been extensively studied, there is minimal information regarding the potential chondrotoxicity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioid medications. PURPOSE: To investigate the in vitro chondrotoxicity of single-dose equivalent concentrations of ketorolac, morphine, meperidine, and fentanyl on human chondrocytes...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898414/bmp-signaling-regulates-the-skeletal-and-connective-tissue-differentiation-during-caudal-fin-regeneration-in-sailfin-molly-poecilia-latipinna
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Shailja Rajaram, Sonam Patel, Gowri Kumari Uggini, Isha Desai, Suresh Balakrishnan
Caudal fin regeneration in sailfin molly, Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur 1821) involves an initial wound healing stage, followed by blastema that is formed of fast proliferating cells. In order to replicate the lost fin, correct differentiation of the blastemal cells into various tissues is the prime essence. Among the molecular signals governing proper differentiation of blastemal cells, members of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family are crucial. Herein, we investigated the specific effects of inhibition of BMP signaling using LDN193189 on skeletal and connective tissue formation in the regenerating tail fin of P...
September 12, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893547/17%C3%AE-estradiol-modulates-cell-proliferation-of-medullary-cords-during-ovarian-differentiation-of-the-lepidochelys-olivacea-sea-turtle
#15
Verónica Díaz-Hernández, Alma Vázquez-Gómez, Alejandro Marmolejo-Valencia, Luis Manuel Montaño, Horacio Merchant-Larios
In turtles undergoing temperature sex determination (TSD), bipotential gonads express Sox9 in medullary cords at both female- (FPT) and male-producing temperatures (MPT). Subsequently, when the sex fate of medullary cords becomes dimorphic, at FPT, Sox9 is downregulated, whereas at MPT, its expression is maintained. Medullary cords in the ovary turn into ovarian lacuna, whereas in the testis they differentiate as seminiferous cords. When embryos of Lepidochelys olivacea sea turtle are incubated at MPT and treated with estradiol, Sox9 expression persists in the medullary cords in the form of tiny ovotestis-like formations...
September 8, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892058/glia-specific-enhancers-and-chromatin-structure-regulate-nfia-expression-and-glioma-tumorigenesis
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Stacey M Glasgow, Jeffrey C Carlson, Wenyi Zhu, Lesley S Chaboub, Peng Kang, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Yoanne M Clovis, Brittney E Lozzi, Robert J McEvilly, Michael G Rosenfeld, Chad J Creighton, Soo-Kyung Lee, Carrie A Mohila, Benjamin Deneen
Long-range enhancer interactions critically regulate gene expression, yet little is known about how their coordinated activities contribute to CNS development or how this may, in turn, relate to disease states. By examining the regulation of the transcription factor NFIA in the developing spinal cord, we identified long-range enhancers that recapitulate NFIA expression across glial and neuronal lineages in vivo. Complementary genetic studies found that Sox9-Brn2 and Isl1-Lhx3 regulate enhancer activity and NFIA expression in glial and neuronal populations...
September 11, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883262/retraction-transcription-factor-sox9-promotes-osteosarcoma-cell-growth-by-repressing-claudin-8-expression
#17
Jin Qi, Yaoqi Yang, Ping Hao, Jianqiang Xu
We reported "Transcription Factor SOX9 Promotes Osteosarcoma Cell Growth by Repressing Claudin-8 Expression" in Tohoku J. Exp. Med., 2017, 241 (1), 55-63; doi: 10.1620/tjem.241.55. After publication of the paper, we have become aware of the ethical violation in collecting the samples from some patients. We therefore wish to retract the paper and apologize for any inconvenience caused by the retraction.
August 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874841/epiphyseal-bone-formation-occurs-via-thyroid-hormone-regulation-of-chondrocyte-to-osteoblast-transdifferentiation
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Patrick Aghajanian, Weirong Xing, Shaohong Cheng, Subburaman Mohan
Endochondral ossification in the diaphysis of long bones has been studied in-depth during fetal development but not postnatally in the epiphysis. Immunohistochemical studies revealed that Sox9 and Col2 expressing immature chondrocytes in the epiphysis transition into prehypertrophic and hypetrophic chondrocytes and finally into osteoblasts expressing Col1 and BSP during postnatal day 7-10, when serum levels of thyroid hormone (TH) rise. Lineage tracing using Rosa-td tomato (Col2-Cre-ERT2) mice treated with tamoxifen indicated that the same Col2 expressing chondrocytes expressed prehypertrophic, hypertrophic, and subsequently bone formation markers in a sequential manner in euthyroid but not hypothyroid mice, thus providing evidence that chondrocyte to osteoblast transdifferentiation is TH-dependent...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872895/hyaluronic-acid-accelerates-tendon-to-bone-healing-after-rotator-cuff-repair
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Hirokazu Honda, Masafumi Gotoh, Tomonoshin Kanazawa, Hiroki Ohzono, Hidehiro Nakamura, Keisuke Ohta, Kei-Ichiro Nakamura, Kanji Fukuda, Takeshi Teramura, Takashi Hashimoto, Shigeki Shichijo, Naoto Shiba
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that the subacromial injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) is effective for pain relief in rotator cuff tears; however, its effect on tendon-to-bone healing remains unknown. PURPOSE: To examine the effect of HA on the chondrogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro and on tendon-to-bone healing in a rotator cuff repair model. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Bilateral complete tears of the infraspinatus tendon were made in rabbits and subsequently repaired...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866186/plla-scaffolds-produced-by-thermally-induced-phase-separation-tips-allow-human-chondrocyte-growth-and-extracellular-matrix-formation-dependent-on-pore-size
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Gioacchino Conoscenti, Tobias Schneider, Katharina Stoelzel, Francesco Carfì Pavia, Valerio Brucato, Clemens Goegele, Vincenzo La Carrubba, Gundula Schulze-Tanzil
Damage of hyaline cartilage species such as nasoseptal or joint cartilage requires proper reconstruction, which remains challenging due to the low intrinsic repair capacity of this tissue. Implantation of autologous chondrocytes in combination with a biomimetic biomaterial represents a promising strategy to support cartilage repair. The aim of this work was to assess the viability, attachment, morphology, extracellular matrix (ECM) production of human articular and nasoseptal chondrocytes cultured in vitro in porous poly(l-lactic) (PLLA) scaffolds of two selected pore sizes (100 and 200μm)...
November 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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