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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752864/%C3%AE-blockers-interfere-with-cell-homing-receptors-and-regulatory-proteins-in-a-model-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Bruna Eibel, Melissa Kristochek, Thiago R Peres, Lucinara D Dias, Daniela R Dartora, Karina R Casali, Renato A K Kalil, Alexandre M Lehnen, Maria Claudia Irigoyen, Melissa M Markoski
AIM: To examine the interference of β-blockers with the chemokine stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) found in cell homing receptors, C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR-4) and CXCR-7 and regulatory proteins of homing pathways, we administered atenolol, carvedilol, metoprolol and propranolol for 30 days using an orogastric tube to hypertensive rats. METHOD: We collected blood samples before and after treatment and quantified the levels of SDF-1 with enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752300/intramyocardial-angiogenetic-stem-cells-and-epicardial-erythropoietin-save-the-acute-ischemic-heart
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Christian Klopsch, Anna Skorska, Marion Ludwig, Heiko Lemcke, Gabriela Maass, Ralf Gaebel, Martin Beyer, Cornelia Lux, Anita Toelk, Karina Müller, Christian Maschmeier, Sarah Rohde, Petra Mela, Brigitte Müller-Hilke, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Brigitte Vollmar, Robert Jaster, Robert David, Gustav Steinhoff
Ischemic heart failure still displays the highest mortality. An early boost of intracardiac regenerative key mechanisms and angiogenetic niche signaling in cardiac mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could improve myocardial infarction (MI) healing. Epicardial erythropoietin (EPO, 300U kg-1 ) was compared with intraperitoneal and intramyocardial EPO treatments after acute MI in rats (n=156). Real-time PCR and confocal microscopy revealed epicardial EPO treatment enhanced intracardiac regenerative key indicators (SDF-1, CXCR-4, CD34, Bcl-2, Cyclin D1, Cdc2, MMP2), induced TGF-β/WNT signaling in intramyocardial MSC niches through direct activation of AKT, upregulations of upstream signals FOS and Fzd7 and augmented intracardiac mesenchymal proliferation 24 hours after MI...
May 10, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703902/snail-promotes-ovarian-cancer-progression-by-recruiting-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-via-cxcr2-ligand-upregulation
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Mana Taki, Kaoru Abiko, Tsukasa Baba, Junzo Hamanishi, Ken Yamaguchi, Ryusuke Murakami, Koji Yamanoi, Naoki Horikawa, Yuko Hosoe, Eijiro Nakamura, Aiko Sugiyama, Masaki Mandai, Ikuo Konishi, Noriomi Matsumura
Snail is a major transcriptional factor that induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). In this study, we explore the effect of Snail on tumor immunity. Snail knockdown in mouse ovarian cancer cells suppresses tumor growth in immunocompetent mice, associated with an increase of CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and a decrease of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). Snail knockdown reduces the expression of CXCR2 ligands (CXCL1 and CXCL2), chemokines that attract MDSCs to the tumor via CXCR2. Snail upregulates CXCR ligands through NF-kB pathway, and most likely, through direct binding to the promoters...
April 27, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604270/hesperidin-suppresses-the-migration-and-invasion-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-by-inhibiting-the-sdf-1-cxcr-4-pathway
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Rongmu Xia, Gang Xu, Yue Huang, Xin Sheng, Xianlin Xu, Hongling Lu
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigate the ability of hesperidin to suppress the migration and invasion of A549 cells, and to investigate the role of the SDF-1/CXCR-4 cascade in this suppression. METHODS: We performed a Transwell migration assay to measure the migratory capability of A549 cells treated with 0.5% DMSO, SDF-1α, AMD3100 or hesperidin. The SDF-1 level in the culture medium was determined by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect whether different concentrations of hesperidin affected SDF-1 secretion...
March 28, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580899/investigation-of-candidate-long-noncoding-rnas-and-messenger-rnas-in-the-immediate-phase-of-spinal-cord-injury-based-on-gene-expression-profiles
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Hengxing Zhou, Zhongju Shi, Yi Kang, Yao Wang, Lu Lu, Bin Pan, Jun Liu, Xueying Li, Lu Liu, Zhijian Wei, Xiaohong Kong, Shiqing Feng
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious devastating condition and it has a high mortality rate and morbidity rate. The early pathological changes in the immediate phase of SCI may play a major part in the development of secondary injury. Alterations in the expression of many long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to play fundamental roles in the diseases of the central nervous system. However, the roles of lncRNAs and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) in the immediate phase of SCI are not clear. We examined the expression of mRNAs and lncRNAs in a rat model at 2 h after SCI and identified the differentially expressed lncRNAs (DE lncRNAs) and differentially expressed mRNAs (DE mRNAs) using microarray analysis...
March 23, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568895/abnormal-expression-of-fibrosis-markers-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-and-stromal-derived-factor%C3%A2-1-chemokine-c%C3%A2-x%C3%A2-c-motif-receptor%C3%A2-4-axis-in-intrauterine-adhesions
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Qin Zhou, Xixi Wu, Jianguo Hu, Rui Yuan
Intrauterine adhesions (IUAs) are mainly derived from fibrous tissue formation following endometrial damage. The aim of the present study was to assess whether fibrosis markers, estrogen receptor (ER)α and the stromal derived factor (SDF)‑1/C‑X‑C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR‑4) axis are abnormally expressed in IUA endometrium. A total of 76 human endometrial biopsy samples (normal, n=20; mild‑to‑moderate IUAs, n=40; and severe IUAs, n=16) were employed, and Sprague‑Dawley rat IUA models at different time points were constructed...
March 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541196/assessment-of-cxc-ligand-12-mediated-calcium-signalling-and-its-regulators-in-basal-like-breast-cancer-cells
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S Y N Jamaludin, I Azimi, F M Davis, A A Peters, T J Gonda, E W Thompson, S J Roberts-Thomson, G R Monteith
CXC ligand (L)12 is a chemokine implicated in the migration, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells via interaction with its receptors CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR)4 and CXCR7. In the present study, CXCL12-mediated Ca2+ signalling was compared with two basal-like breast cancer cell lines, MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-468, which demonstrate distinct metastatic potential. CXCL12 treatment induced Ca2+ responses in the more metastatic MDA-MB-231 cells but not in the less metastatic MDA-MB-468 cells. Assessment of mRNA levels of CXCL12 receptors and their potential modulators in both cell lines revealed that CXCR4 and CXCR7 levels were increased in MDA-MB-231 cells compared with MDA-MB-468 cells...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531504/automated-whole-body-bone-lesion-detection-for-multiple-myeloma-on-68-ga-pentixafor-pet-ct-imaging-using-deep-learning-methods
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Lina Xu, Giles Tetteh, Jana Lipkova, Yu Zhao, Hongwei Li, Patrick Christ, Marie Piraud, Andreas Buck, Kuangyu Shi, Bjoern H Menze
The identification of bone lesions is crucial in the diagnostic assessment of multiple myeloma (MM). 68 Ga-Pentixafor PET/CT can capture the abnormal molecular expression of CXCR-4 in addition to anatomical changes. However, whole-body detection of dozens of lesions on hybrid imaging is tedious and error prone. It is even more difficult to identify lesions with a large heterogeneity. This study employed deep learning methods to automatically combine characteristics of PET and CT for whole-body MM bone lesion detection in a 3D manner...
2018: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518454/circulating-cxcr5-cd4-t-cells-participate-in-the-ige-accumulation-in-allergic-asthma
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Fang Gong, Hua-Yan Zhu, Jie Zhu, Qiao-Jing Dong, Xuan Huang, Dong-Jin Jiang
The pathogenesis of allergic asthma is primarily characterized by abnormality in immunoglobin(Ig)E pathway, suggesting a possible role for follicular helper T cells (Tfh) in the genesis of excessive IgE accumulation. The blood chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 5 (CXCR)5+ CD4+ T cells, known as "circulating" Tfh, share common functional characteristics with Tfh cells from germinal centers. The aim of this study was to determine the phenotypes and functions of circulating CXCR5+ CD4+ T cells in allergic asthmatics...
May 2018: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490514/mir-192-suppresses-t-follicular-helper-cell-differentiation-by-targeting-cxcr5-in-childhood-asthma
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Defeng Zhang, Yuanbo Wu, Gengyun Sun
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of miR-192 in differentiation of T follicular helper cells in childhood asthma. Blood samples were taken from eighteen children with acute asthma attacks and fifteen healthy children (HC). Quantitative real-time PCR and Western blotting were used to detect the expression levels of miR-192, C-X-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CXCR5), B-cell lymphoma 6 (BCL-6) and inducible T-cell costimulator (ICOS). The flow cytometry was performed to detect the proportion of CD4 + CXCR5+ Tfh cells on CD4 + T lymphocytes...
May 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460338/mdscs-drive-the-process-of-endometriosis-by-enhancing-angiogenesis-and-are-a-new-potential-therapeutic-target
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Tao Zhang, Juhua Zhou, Gene Chi Wai Man, Kam Tong Leung, Bo Liang, Bo Xiao, Xinting Ma, Shaoyan Huang, Huaxiang Huang, Venkatesh L Hegde, Yin Zhong, Yanmin Li, Grace Wing Shan Kong, Alice Ka Wah Yiu, Joseph Kwong, Pak Cheung Ng, Bruce A Lessey, Prakash S Nagarkatti, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Chi Chiu Wang
Endometriosis affects women of reproductive age via unclear immunological mechanism(s). Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous group of myeloid cells with potent immunosuppressive and angiogenic properties. Here, we found MDSCs significantly increased in the peripheral blood of patients with endometriosis and in the peritoneal cavity of a mouse model of surgically induced endometriosis. Majority of MDSCs were granulocytic, produced ROS, and arginase, and suppressed T-cell proliferation...
February 20, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457550/mir-505-3p-controls-chemokine-receptor-up-regulation-in-macrophages-role-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Rafael Escate, Pedro Mata, Jose Maria Cepeda, Teresa Padró, Lina Badimon
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) conveys a high risk of premature atherosclerosis as a result of lifelong exposure to high LDL cholesterol levels that are not fully reduced by standard-of-care lipid-lowering treatment. Inflammatory mediators have played a role in the progression of atherosclerotic lesions. Here, we investigated whether innate immunity cells in patients with FH have a specific proinflammatory phenotype that is distinct from that of cells in normal participants. To this end, miR-505-3p-a microRNA related to chronic inflammation-and its target genes were investigated in monocyte-derived macrophages (MACs) of patients with FH (FH-MACs) and non-FH controls (co-MACs)...
February 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445104/genetic-modification-to-induce-cxcr2-overexpression-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhances-treatment-benefits-in-radiation-induced-oral-mucositis
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Zongshan Shen, Jiancheng Wang, Qiting Huang, Yue Shi, Zhewei Wei, Xiaoran Zhang, Yuan Qiu, Min Zhang, Yi Wang, Wei Qin, Shuheng Huang, Yinong Huang, Xin Liu, Kai Xia, Xinchun Zhang, Zhengmei Lin
Radiation-induced oral mucositis affects patient quality of life and reduces tolerance to cancer therapy. Unfortunately, traditional treatments are insufficient for the treatment of mucositis and might elicit severe side effects. Due to their immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties, the transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a potential therapeutic strategy for mucositis. However, systemically infused MSCs rarely reach inflamed sites, impacting their clinical efficacy. Previous studies have demonstrated that chemokine axes play an important role in MSC targeting...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434873/mechanisms-by-which-cxcr4-cxcl12-cause-metastatic-behavior-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jianbo Zhang, Chengxin Liu, Xinkai Mo, Huan Shi, Sheng Li
C-X-C motif chemokine receptor (CXCR) 4/CXCL12 is associated with tumor invasion and metastasis in pancreatic cancer. The present study aimed to investigate the possible mechanisms behind this process by studying the association between the expression of CXCR4 and numerous molecular markers. A total of 60 patients with pancreatic cancer who had been treated with radical surgery between July 2012 and February 2016 were included in the present study. The expression of CXCR4/CXCL12 in primary pancreatic cancer lesions, tissues adjacent to cancerous tissue, non-cancerous pancreatic tissues and in the surrounding lymph nodes was evaluated by immunohistochemistry...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426850/asymmetrical-ligand-induced-cross-regulation-of-chemokine-c-x-c-motif-receptor-4-by-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptors-at-the-heteromeric-receptor-complex
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Xianlong Gao, Lauren J Albee, Brian F Volkman, Vadim Gaponenko, Matthias Majetschak
Recently, we reported that chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor (CXCR)4 and atypical chemokine receptor 3 regulate α1 -adrenergic receptors (α1 -AR) through the formation of hetero-oligomeric complexes. Whether α1 -ARs also regulate chemokine receptor function within such heteromeric receptor complexes is unknown. We observed that activation of α1b -AR within the α1b -AR:CXCR4 heteromeric complex leads to cross-recruitment of β-arrestin2 to CXCR4, which could not be inhibited with AMD3100. Activation of CXCR4 did not cross-recruit β-arrestin2 to α1b -AR...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424203/clinicopathological-significance-of-chemokine-receptor-cxcr4-expression-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
#16
Zhaoshu Wu, Yue Cao, Xiaoyan Jiang, Min Li, Gang Wang, Yue Yang, Kai Lu
INTRODUCTION: Emerging evidence indicates that C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4(CXCR 4) is a candidate oncogene in several types of human tumors including papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). To investigate its expression impact on clinicopathological features, a meta-analysis was performed. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive search in the PubMed, Embase and The Cochrane Library (up to March 14, 2017) was performed for relevant studies using multiple search strategies...
February 8, 2018: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386406/identification-and-functional-characterization-of-arginine-vasopressin-receptor-1a-atypical-chemokine-receptor-3-heteromers-in-vascular-smooth-muscle
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Lauren J Albee, Heather M LaPorte, Xianlong Gao, Jonathan M Eby, You-Hong Cheng, Amanda M Nevins, Brian F Volkman, Vadim Gaponenko, Matthias Majetschak
Recent observations suggest that atypical chemokine receptor (ACKR)3 and chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor (CXCR)4 regulate human vascular smooth muscle function through hetero-oligomerization with α1 -adrenoceptors. Here, we show that ACKR3 also regulates arginine vasopressin receptor (AVPR)1A. We observed that ACKR3 agonists inhibit arginine vasopressin (aVP)-induced inositol trisphosphate (IP3 ) production in human vascular smooth muscle cells (hVSMCs) and antagonize aVP-mediated constriction of isolated arteries...
January 2018: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341428/epigenetic-silencing-of-tap1-in-aldefluor-breast-cancer-stem-cells-contributes-to-their-enhanced-immune-evasion
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Mohammad Sultan, Dejan Vidovic, Arianne S Paine, Thomas T Huynh, Krysta M Coyle, Margaret L Thomas, Brianne M Cruickshank, Cheryl A Dean, Derek R Clements, Youra Kim, Kristin Lee, Shashi A Gujar, Ian C Weaver, Paola Marcato
Avoiding detection and destruction by immune cells is key for tumor initiation and progression. The important role of cancer stem cells (CSC) in tumor initiation has been well established, yet their ability to evade immune detection and targeting is only partly understood. To investigate the ability of breast CSCs to evade immune detection we identified a highly tumorigenic population in a spontaneous murine mammary tumor based on increased aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity. We performed tumor growth studies in immunocompetent and immunocompromised mice...
January 17, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325765/a-systematic-investigation-on-the-composition-evolution-and-expression-characteristics-of-chemokine-superfamily-in-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#19
Zhiwei Liao, Quanyuan Wan, Xun Xiao, Jianfei Ji, Jianguo Su
Chemokines are a superfamily of small cytokines and characterized based on their ability to induce directional migration of cells along a concentration gradient by binding to chemokine receptors, which have important roles in immunology and development. Due to the numerous and diverse members, systematic identifications of chemokine superfamily genes are difficult in many species. To that end, a comprehensive analysis of BLAST and scripting language was conducted to systematically identify and characterize chemokine system in grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)...
May 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285246/gene-function-analysis-and-underlying-mechanism-of-esophagus-cancer-based-on-microarray-gene-expression-profiling
#20
Ying Yue, Mengjia Song, Yamin Qiao, Pupu Li, Yiqiang Yuan, Jingyao Lian, Suying Wang, Yi Zhang
Esophageal cancer (EC) is one of the most common digestive malignant tumors worldwide. Over the past decades, there have been minimal improvements in outcomes for patients with EC. New targets and novel therapies are needed to improve outcomes for these patients. This study aimed to explore the molecular mechanisms of EC by integrated bioinformatic analyses of the feature genes associated with EC and correlative gene functions which can distinguish cancerous tissues from non-cancerous tissues. Gene expression profile GSE20347 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database, including 17 EC samples and their paired adjacent non-cancerous samples...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
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