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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930311/spop-promotes-skeletal-development-and-homeostasis-by-positively-regulating-ihh-signaling
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Hongchen Cai, Aimin Liu
Indian Hedgehog (Ihh) regulates chondrocyte and osteoblast differentiation through the Glioma-associated oncogene homolog (Gli) transcription factors. Previous in vitro studies suggested that Speckle-type POZ protein (Spop), part of the Cullin-3 (Cul3) ubiquitin ligase complex, targets Gli2 and Gli3 for degradation and negatively regulates Hedgehog (Hh) signaling. In this study, we found defects in chondrocyte and osteoblast differentiation in Spop-null mutant mice. Strikingly, both the full-length and repressor forms of Gli3, but not Gli2, were up-regulated in Spop mutants, and Ihh target genes Patched 1 (Ptch1) and parathyroid hormone-like peptide (Pthlh) were down-regulated, indicating compromised Hh signaling...
December 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904711/naringin-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-by-up-regulating-foxc2-expression-via-the-ihh-signaling-pathway
#2
Fei-Xiang Lin, Shi-Xin Du, De-Zhong Liu, Qin-Xiao Hu, Guo-Yong Yu, Chu-Cheng Wu, Gui-Zhou Zheng, Da Xie, Xue-Dong Li, Bo Chang
Naringin is an active compound extracted from Rhizoma Drynariae, and studies have revealed that naringin can promote proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs). In this study, we explored whether naringin could promote osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs by upregulating Foxc2 expression via the Indian hedgehog (IHH) signaling pathway. BMSCs were cultured in basal medium, basal medium with naringin, osteogenic induction medium, osteogenic induction medium with naringin and osteogenic induction medium with naringin in the presence of the IHH inhibitor cyclopamine (CPE)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887870/involvement-of-indian-hedgehog-signaling-in-mesenchymal-stem-cell-augmented-rotator-cuff-tendon-repair-in-an-athymic-rat-model
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Jian-Chun Zong, Michael J Mosca, Ryan M Degen, Amir Lebaschi, Camila Carballo, Andrew Carbone, Guang-Ting Cong, Liang Ying, Xiang-Hua Deng, Scott A Rodeo
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow aspirate has been used in recent years to augment tendon-to-bone healing, including in rotator cuff repair. However, the healing mechanism in cell-based therapy has not been elucidated in detail. METHODS: Sixteen athymic nude rats were randomly allocated to 2 groups: experimental (human mesenchymal stem cells in fibrin glue carrier) and control (fibrin glue only). Animals were sacrificed at 2 and 4 weeks. Immunohistochemical staining was performed to evaluate Indian hedgehog (Ihh) signaling and SOX9 signaling in the healing enthesis...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879963/hypogonadism-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#4
Gesthimani Mintziori, Pavlos Poulakos, Christos Tsametis, Dimitrios G Goulis
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is more common in men than in women. Thus, it has been suggested that sex steroids do have a role in the development of NAFLD. The aim of the current paper is to illustrate the association between NAFLD and hypogonadism, by reviewing data derived from both human and animal studies. The prevalence of NAFLD is high in men with hypogonadism, including those with idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH), as well as in women in post- menopause, those under estrogen receptor antagonist treatment or women with Turner syndrome...
November 23, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862257/regulation-of-hedgehog-signaling-in-chicken-embryonic-stem-cells-differentiation-into-male-germ-cells-gallus
#5
Hao Chen, Qisheng Zuo, Yinjie Wang, Mahmoud F Ahmed, Kai Jin, Jiuzhou Song, Yani Zhang, Bichun Li
The study aims to analyze the key signaling pathways in regulating the process of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) differentiation into spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). Based on RNA Sequencing result, we further explored the specific regulating mechanisms of Hedgehog (HH) signaling in this process. HH signaling was found to be a crucial signaling pathway participating in the differentiation process of ESCs to SSCs. In Retinoic acid (RA) induced in vitro differentiation assay, the expression of two germ cell marker genes, integrin α6, and integrin β1, was observed to significantly increase, while it decreased dramatically when IHH was knocked down...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802423/transfection-of-the-ihh-gene-into-rabbit-bmscs-in-a-simulated-microgravity-environment-promotes-chondrogenic-differentisearchation-and-inhibits-cartilage-aging
#6
Peng-Cheng Liu, Kuan Liu, Jun-Feng Liu, Kuo Xia, Li-Yang Chen, Xing Wu
The effect of overexpressing the Indian hedgehog (IHH) gene on the chondrogenic differentiation of rabbit bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) was investigated in a simulated microgravity environment. An adenovirus plasmid encoding the rabbit IHH gene was constructed in vitro and transfected into rabbit BMSCs. Two large groups were used: conventional cell culture and induction model group and simulated microgravity environment group. Each large group was further divided into blank control group, GFP transfection group, and IHH transfection group...
September 6, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801732/wif-1-and-ihh-expression-and-clinical-significance-in-patients-with-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-adenocarcinoma
#7
Yue Zhang, Chunhong Hu
This study investigated the expression of wingless-type inhibitory factor-1 (WIF-1) and Ihh protein in tumor tissues and their clinical significance in patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. The expression of WIF-1 and Ihh protein in 74 squamous cell carcinomas and 76 adenocarcinomas was measured by immunohistochemistry. The percentage of positive WIF-1 protein expression was significantly higher, while positive Ihh protein expression was significantly lower in patients with well-differentiated lung squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, tumor node metastasis (TNM) stage I disease, and lymph node metastasis than that in patients with poorly differentiated tumor, TNM stage III disease, and lymph node metastasis (P<0...
October 31, 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784237/the-roles-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-the-pathophysiological-development-of-cartilage-and-chondrocytes
#8
Xiaoliang Yuan, Haiqing Liu, Linfu Li, Hai Liu, Jianqiong Yang, Weimei Shi, Longhuo Wu
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) has evolved an adaptive mechanism called unfolded protein response (UPR) at the initial stage to restore cellular homeostasis. The three ER transmembrane sensors, including IRE1α, PERK, and ATF6 are the key factors to decide cell fates. They exhibit both advantageous and disadvantageous effects, which depending on the micro-environmental state of cells. ER stress has been implicated in chondrocytes proliferation, differentiation, and hypertrophy through regulating transcriptional factors SOX9, Ihh, BMP-2, RUNX, and HIF1/2α...
October 25, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771454/hedgehog-pathway-mediates-early-acceleration-of-liver-regeneration-induced-by-a-novel-two-staged-hepatectomy-in-mice
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Magda Langiewicz, Andrea Schlegel, Enrica Saponara, Michael Linecker, Pieter Borger, Rolf Graf, Bostjan Humar, Pierre A Clavien
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Occlusion of one liver section by portal vein ligation (PVL) induces compensatory liver regeneration in the remaining part. PVL-induced liver growth is being exploited for the surgical removal of large/multiple liver tumors. A novel approach coined ALPPS (Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy) combines PVL with parenchymal transection and massively accelerates compensatory growth, enabling much faster and more extensive tumor removal...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768007/the-effectiveness-of-zinc-supplementation-in-men-with-isolated-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
#10
Yan-Ling Liu, Man-Na Zhang, Guo-Yu Tong, Shou-Yue Sun, Yan-Hua Zhu, Ying Cao, Jie Zhang, Hong Huang, Ben Niu, Hong Li, Qing-Hua Guo, Yan Gao, Da-Long Zhu, Xiao-Ying Li
A multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled superiority trial with 18 months of follow-up was conducted to investigate whether oral zinc supplementation could further promote spermatogenesis in males with isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH) receiving sequential purified urinary follicular-stimulating hormone/human chorionic gonadotropin (uFSH/hCG) replacement. Sixty-seven Chinese male IHH patients were recruited from the Departments of Endocrinology in eight tertiary hospitals and randomly allocated into the sequential uFSH/hCG group (Group A, n = 34) or the sequential uFSH plus zinc supplementation group (Group B, n = 33)...
October 21, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741240/smad2-and-smad3-regulate-chondrocyte-proliferation-and-differentiation-in-the-growth-plate
#11
Weiguang Wang, Buer Song, Teni Anbarchian, Anna Shirazyan, Joshua E Sadik, Karen M Lyons
TGFβs act through canonical and non-canonical pathways, and canonical signals are transduced via Smad2 and Smad3. However, the contribution of canonical vs. non-canonical pathways in cartilage is unknown because the role of Smad2 in chondrogenesis has not been investigated in vivo. Therefore, we analyzed mice in which Smad2 is deleted in cartilage (Smad2CKO), global Smad3-/- mutants, and crosses of these strains. Growth plates at birth from all mutant strains exhibited expanded columnar and hypertrophic zones, linked to increased proliferation in resting chondrocytes...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731505/osteogenic-differentiation-of-periosteal-cells-during-fracture-healing
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Tao Wang, Xinping Zhang, Daniel D Bikle
Five to ten percent of fractures fail to heal normally leading to additional surgery, morbidity, and altered quality of life. Fracture healing involves the coordinated action of stem cells primarily coming from the periosteum which differentiate into the chondrocytes and osteoblasts, forming first the soft (cartilage) callus followed by the hard (bone) callus. These stem cells are accompanied by a vascular invasion that appears critical for the differentiation process and which may enable the entry of osteoclasts necessary for the remodeling of the callus into mature bone...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729453/chondrocyte-fgfr3-regulates-bone-mass-by-inhibiting-osteogenesis
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Xuan Wen, Xiaogang Li, Yubin Tang, Junzhou Tang, Siru Zhou, Yangli Xie, Jingyuan Guo, Jing Yang, Xiaolan Du, Nan Su, Lin Chen
Chondrogenesis can regulate bone formation. Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3, highly expressed in chondrocytes, is a negative regulator of bone growth. To investigate whether chondrocyte FGFR3 regulates osteogenesis, thereby contributing to postnatal bone formation and bone remodeling, mice with conditional knock-out of Fgfr3 in chondrocytes (mutant (MUT)) were generated. MUT mice displayed overgrowth of bone with lengthened growth plates. Bone mass of MUT mice was significantly increased at both 1 month and 4 months of age...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703504/small-hepatocyte-like-progenitor-cells-may-be-a-hedgehog-signaling-pathway-controlled-subgroup-of-liver-stem-cells
#14
Zhibin Wang, Wei Li, Chun Li, Yang Yang, Wang Li, Liying Zhang, Shumei Sun, Junxiang Li, Yidong Cai
The present study aimed to investigate the expression levels of components of the Hedgehog signaling pathway (HH) during the proliferation of a liver stem cell subgroup, namely small hepatocyte-like progenitor cells (SHPCs). Retrorsine-treated Fisher 344 rats underwent a partial hepatectomy (PH) to induce the proliferation of SHPCs, after which reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR), quantitative PCR, immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis were performed to analyze the expression of various components of the HH in primary SHPCs at different times points post-PH...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694322/hedgehog-pathway-activation-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-predicts-response-to-smo-and-gli1-inhibitors
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Antonis Dagklis, Sofie Demeyer, Jolien De Bie, Enrico Radaelli, Daphnie Pauwels, Sandrine Degryse, Olga Gielen, Carmen Vicente, Roel Vandepoel, Ellen Geerdens, Anne Uyttebroeck, Nancy Boeckx, Charles E de Bock, Jan Cools
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive childhood leukemia that is caused by the accumulation of multiple genomic lesions resulting in transcriptional deregulation and increased cell proliferation and survival. Through analysis of gene expression data, we provide evidence that the hedgehog pathway is activated in 20% of T-ALL samples. Hedgehog pathway activation is associated with ectopic expression of the hedgehog ligands Sonic hedgehog (SHH) or Indian hedgehog (IHH), and with upregulation of the transcription factor GLI1 Ectopic expression of SHH or IHH in mouse T cells in vivo caused hedgehog pathway activation in both lymphoid and epithelial cells in the thymus and resulted in increased expression of important T-cell stimulatory ligands (Dll4, Il7, and Vegf) by thymic epithelial cells...
December 8, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666725/absence-of-collagen-ix-accelerates-hypertrophic-differentiation-in-the-embryonic-mouse-spine-through-a-disturbance-of-the-ihh-pthrp-feedback-loop
#16
Matthias Kamper, Mats Paulsson, Frank Zaucke
Collagen IX (Col IX) is a component of the cartilage extracellular matrix and contributes to its structural integrity. Polymorphisms in the genes encoding the Col IX ɑ2- and ɑ3-chains are associated with early onset of disc degeneration. Col IX-deficient mice already display changes in the spine at the newborn stage and premature disc degeneration starting at 6 months of age. To determine the role of Col IX in early spine development and to identify molecular mechanisms underlying disc degeneration, the embryonic development of the spine was analyzed in Col IX -/- mice...
September 25, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646982/hedgehog-signal-expression-in-articular-cartilage-of-rat-temporomandibular-joint-and-association-with-adjuvant-induced-osteoarthritis
#17
Ting Xu, Gaoli Xu, Zhiyuan Gu, Huiling Wu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in hedgehog (Hh) expression and its possible effects on cartilage degeneration in adjuvant-induced temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJOA) of rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into experimental osteoarthritis (OA) and sham control groups. The bilateral TMJs of six rats from each group were harvested at three, seven, 14, and 28 days. Histological changes in condylar cartilage were assessed by hematoxylin and eosin, toluidine blue, and safranin O staining...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645145/the-spleen-contributes-importantly-to-myocardial-infarct-exacerbation-during-post-ischemic-reperfusion-in-mice-via-signaling-between-cardiac-hmgb1-and-splenic-rage
#18
Yikui Tian, Dongfeng Pan, Mahendra D Chordia, Brent A French, Irving L Kron, Zequan Yang
The spleen plays a critical role in post-infarct myocardial remodeling. However, the role of the spleen in exacerbating myocardial infarction (MI) during acute ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is unknown. The present study tests the hypothesis that splenic leukocytes are activated by substances released from ischemic myocardium to subsequently exacerbate myocardial injury during reperfusion. The left coronary artery in C57BL/6 mice underwent various durations of occlusion followed by 60 min of reperfusion (denoted as min/min of I/R) with or without splenectomy prior to I/R injury...
November 2016: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642493/protection-of-pentoxifylline-against-testis-injury-induced-by-intermittent-hypobaric-hypoxia
#19
Chen Yao, Gang Li, Yeyong Qian, Ming Cai, Hong Yin, Li Xiao, Wei Tang, Fengjie Guo, Bingyi Shi
To investigate the effect of pentoxifylline (PTX) on spermatogenesis dysfunction induced by intermittent hypobaric hypoxia (IHH) and unveil the underlying mechanism, experimental animals were assigned to Control, IHH+Vehicle, and IHH+PTX groups and exposed to 4 cycles of 96 h of hypobaric hypoxia followed by 96 h of normobaric normoxia for 32 days. PTX was administered for 32 days. Blood and tissue samples were collected 7 days thereafter. Serum malondialdehyde levels were used to assess lipid peroxidation; ferric-reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), superoxide dismutase, and catalase and glutathione peroxidase enzyme activities were assessed to determine antioxidant capacity in various samples...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618143/trichloroethylene-induced-dna-methylation-changes-in-male-f344-rat-liver
#20
Yan Jiang, Jiahong Chen, Cong Yue, Hang Zhang, Tao Chen
Trichloroethylene (TCE), a common environmental contaminant, causes hepatocellular carcinoma in mice but not in rats. To understand the mechanisms of the species-specific hepatocarcinogenecity of TCE, we examined the methylation status of DNA in the liver of rats exposed to TCE at 0 or 1000 mg/kg b.w. for 5 days using MeDIP-chip, bisulfite sequencing, COBRA, and LC-MS/MS. The related mRNA expression levels were measured by qPCR. Although no global DNA methylation change was detected, 806 genes were hypermethylated and 186 genes were hypomethylated...
October 17, 2016: Chemical Research in Toxicology
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