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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929017/calcitonin-receptor-expression-in-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
#1
Virginia Cappagli, Catarina Soares Potes, Luciana Bueno Ferreira, Catarina Tavares, Catarina Eloy, Rossella Elisei, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Peter J Wookey, Paula Soares
BACKGROUND: Calcitonin expression is a well-established marker for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC); yet the role of calcitonin receptor (CTR), its seven-transmembrane G-protein coupled receptor, remains to be established in C-cells derived thyroid tumors. The aim of this work was to investigate CTR expression in MTC and to correlate such expression with clinicopathological features in order to evaluate its possible role as a prognostic indicator of disease aggressiveness and outcome...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926103/fam20c-regulates-osteoblast-behaviors-and-intracellular-signaling-pathways-in-a-cell-autonomous-manner
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Chao Liu, Hua Zhang, Priyam Jani, Xiaofang Wang, Yongbo Lu, Nan Li, Jing Xiao, Chunlin Qin
Recent studies indicate that Family with sequence similarity 20 member C (FAM20C) catalyzes the phosphorylation of secreted proteins, and participates in a variety of biological processes, including cell proliferation, migration, mineralization and phosphate homeostasis. To explore the local influences of FAM20C on osteoblast, Fam20c-deficient osteoblasts were generated by treating the immortalized Fam20c(f/f) osteoblasts with CMV-Cre-IRES-EGFP lentivirus. Compared with the normal Fam20c(f/f) osteoblasts, the expression of Bone sialoprotein (Bsp), Osteocalcin (Ocn), Fibroblast growth factor 23 (Fgf23) and transcription factors that promote osteoblast maturation were up-regulated in the Fam20c-deficient osteoblasts...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919580/concomitant-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-add-to-the-atrial-arrhythmogenic-phenotype-in-male-hypertensive-rats
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Mathias Hohl, Dennis H Lau, Andreas Müller, Adrian D Elliott, Benedikt Linz, Rajiv Mahajan, Jeroen M L Hendriks, Michael Böhm, Ulrich Schotten, Prashanthan Sanders, Dominik Linz
BACKGROUND: Besides hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome have recently emerged as risk factors for atrial fibrillation. This study sought to delineate the development of an arrhythmogenic substrate for atrial fibrillation in hypertension with and without concomitant obesity and metabolic syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared obese spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR-obese, n=7-10) with lean hypertensive controls (SHR-lean, n=7-10) and normotensive rats (n=7-10)...
September 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919027/macrolactin-f-inhibits-rankl-mediated-osteoclastogenesis-by-suppressing-akt-mapk-and-nfatc1-pathways-and-promotes-osteoblastogenesis-through-a-bmp-2-smad-akt-runx2-signaling-pathway
#4
Liang Li, Mahesh Sapkota, Ming Gao, Hyukjae Choi, Yunjo Soh
The balance between bone formation and bone resorption is maintained by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. In the current study, macrolactin F (MF) was investigated for novel biological activity on the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis in primary bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs). We found that RANKL-induced osteoclast formation and differentiation from BMMs was significantly inhibited by MF in a dose-dependent manner without cytotoxicity. RANKL-induced F-actin ring formation and bone resorption activity in BMMs which was attenuated by MF...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917507/a-facile-gold-nanoparticle-based-elisa-system-for-detection-of-osteopontin-in-saliva-towards-oral-cancer-diagnostics
#5
Debolina Chakraborty, Thangaraj Soundara Viveka, Krishnamurthy Arvind, Vidyarani Shyamsundar, Murhekar Kanchan, Sruthi Ann Alex, N Chandrasekaran, Ramshankar Vijayalakshmi, Amitava Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: In the current study, we emphasize that osteopontin is overexpressed in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Overexpression of osteopontin levels was confirmed by mRNA quantification studies and immunohistochemistry analysis. METHODS: A gold nanoparticle-based ELISA system was developed for non-invasive osteopontin detection. RESULTS: The incorporation of AuNRs (gold nanorods) or AuNSs (gold nanospheres) in the conventional ELISA improved the sensitivity of analyses...
September 13, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916037/electrochemical-aptasensor-for-human-osteopontin-detection-using-a-dna-aptamer-selected-by-selex
#6
Sofia G Meirinho, Luís G Dias, António M Peres, Lígia R Rodrigues
A DNA aptamer with affinity and specificity for human osteopontin (OPN), a potential breast cancer biomarker, was selected using the SELEX process, considering its homology rate and the stability of its secondary structures. This aptamer exhibited a satisfactory affinity towards OPN, showing dissociation constants lower than 2.5 nM. It was further used to develop a simple, label-free electrochemical aptasensor against OPN. The aptasensor showed good sensitivity towards OPN in standard solutions, being the square wave voltammetry (SWV), compared to the cyclic voltammetry, the most sensitive technique with detection and quantification limits of 1...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915803/tartrate-resistant-acid-phosphatase-trap-acp5-promotes-metastasis-related-properties-via-tgf%C3%AE-2-t%C3%AE-r-and-cd44-in-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells
#7
Anja Reithmeier, Elena Panizza, Michael Krumpel, Lukas M Orre, Rui M M Branca, Janne Lehtiö, Barbro Ek-Rylander, Göran Andersson
BACKGROUND: Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP/ACP5), a metalloenzyme that is characteristic for its expression in activated osteoclasts and in macrophages, has recently gained considerable focus as a driver of metastasis and was associated with clinically relevant parameters of cancer progression and cancer aggressiveness. METHODS: MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells with different TRAP expression levels (overexpression and knockdown) were generated and characterized for protein expression and activity levels...
September 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912586/three-dimensional-combined-biomarkers-assay-could-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-for-gastric-cancer
#8
Liping Sun, Huakang Tu, Tiejun Chen, Quan Yuan, Jingwei Liu, Nannan Dong, Yuan Yuan
So far, stomach-specific biomarkers, gastric cancer(GC)-related environmental factors, and cancer-associated biomarkers are three major classes of serological biomarkers with GC warning potential, joint detection of which is expected to increase the diagnosis efficiency. We investigated whether the combination of serum pepsinogens(PGs), IgG anti-Helicobacter pylori (HpAb), and osteopontin (OPN) can be used as a panel for GC diagnose. Serum was collected from 365 GC patients and 729 healthy individuals,furtherly 332 cases and 332 age- and sex-matched controls were selected for the matched analysis...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910556/probing-the-influence-of-sibling-proteins-on-collagen-i-fibrillogenesis-and-denaturation
#9
Chengyu Jiang, Kevin Zurick, Chunlin Qin, Matthew T Bernards
Bone tissue is comprised of collagen, non-collagenous proteins, and hydroxyapatite and the SIBLING (small integrin binding, N-linked glycoprotein) family of proteins is the primary group of non-collagenous proteins. By replicating the native interactions between collagen and the SIBLING family of proteins at the interface of an implant, it is believed that a bone scaffold will more easily integrate with the surrounding tissue. In this work bone sialoprotein (BSP), osteopontin (OPN), dentin sialoprotein (DSP), dentin phosphoprotein (DPP), C-terminal fragment of dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1-C) and proteoglycan versions of DSP (DSP-PG) and DMP1 (DMP1-PG) were tested individually to determine their roles in collagen fibrillogenesis and the prevention of denaturation...
September 14, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910401/strontium-doped-hydroxyapatite-polysaccharide-materials-effect-on-ectopic-bone-formation
#10
C Ehret, R Aid-Launais, T Sagardoy, R Siadous, R Bareille, S Rey, S Pechev, L Etienne, J Kalisky, E de Mones, D Letourneur, J Amedee Vilamitjana
Previous studies performed using polysaccharide-based matrices supplemented with hydroxyapatite (HA) particles showed their ability to form in subcutaneous and intramuscular sites a mineralized and osteoid tissue. Our objectives are to optimize the HA content in the matrix and to test the combination of HA with strontium (Sr-HA) to increase the matrix bioactivity. First, non-doped Sr-HA powders were combined to the matrix at three different ratios and were implanted subcutaneously for 2 and 4 weeks. Interestingly, matrices showed radiolucent properties before implantation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902430/reduced-serum-igf-1-associated-with-hepatic-osteodystrophy-is-a-main-determinant-of-low-cortical-but-not-trabecular-bone-mass
#11
Zhongbo Liu, Tianzhen Han, Haim Werner, Clifford J Rosen, Mitchell B Schaffler, Shoshana Yakar
Hepatic osteodystrophy is multifactorial in its pathogenesis. Numerous studies have shown that impairments of the hepatic growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis (GH/IGF-1) are common in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic viral hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and chronic cholestatic liver disease. Moreover these conditions are also associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and greater fracture risk, particularly in cortical bone sites. Hence, we addressed whether disruptions in the GH/IGF-1 axis were causally related to the low bone mass in states of chronic liver disease using a mouse model of liver-specific GH-receptor (GHR) gene deletion (Li-GHRKO)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898893/effects-of-artesunate-on-the-expressions-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-osteopontin-and-c-telopeptides-of-type-ii-collagen-in-a-rat-model-of-osteoarthritis
#12
Zhe Bai, Xiao-Hui Guo, Chi Tang, Si-Tong Yue, Long Shi, Bo Qiang
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to explore the effects of artesunate on insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), Osteopontin (OPN), and C-telopeptides of type II collagen (CTX-II) in serum, synovial fluid (SF), and cartilage tissues of rats with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: OA models were established. Normal model, artesunate, and Viatril-S groups (20 rats respectively) were set. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, IHC staining, and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction were conducted to calculate IGF-1, OPN, and CTX-II levels in serum, SF, and cartilage tissues of rats...
September 13, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895168/9-cis-retinoic-acid-induces-a-distinct-regulatory-dendritic-cell-phenotype-that-modulates-murine-delayed-type-allergy
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Lea-Franziska Kraus, Natalie Scheurmann, Denis F Frenzel, Alpaslan Tasdogan, Johannes M Weiss
BACKGROUND: Hand eczema, which is frequently caused by delayed-type allergy, is treated with 9-cis-retinoic acid (9cisRA). However, knowledge on how 9cisRA modulates skin immunity is sparse. OBJECTIVE: As dendritic cells (DCs) are central in the pathogenesis of contact allergy, we investigated 9cisRA modulation of DC function in murine contact hypersensitivity (CHS). METHODS: 9cisRA-differentiated DCs (9cisRA-DCs) were analysed for phenotype and function...
September 12, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892918/sarcomatoid-carcinoma-of-renal-pelvis-with-abundant-heterologous-osteosarcomatous-element-a-case-report
#14
Mona Lisa, Guddi Rani Singh, Richa Madhawi, Bipin Kumar, Zeenat Sarmadi Imam
A 47-year-old male presented with haematuria and flank pain for two weeks. Ultrasonography and renal scan revealed a poorly functioning left kidney with multiple calculi. Simple nephrectomy was performed and the specimen revealed a mass in his renal pelvis which showed both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components on microscopy. The sarcomatous component consisted of diffuse pleomorphic osteoblasts with intervening lacy osteoid, giving an osteosarcoma-like appearance. These areas of tumour were strongly positive for vimentin and osteopontin...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891194/suspended-graphene-oxide-nanoparticle-for-accelerated-multilayer-osteoblast-attachment
#15
Tahereh Foroutan, Negin Nazemi, Mohadeseh Tavana, Mohammad Zaman Kassaee, Elaheh Motamedi, Shima Soieshargh, Hadi Zare Zardini
Mimicking bone tissues having layered structures is still a significant challenge because of the lack of technologies to assemble osteoblast cell types into bone structures. One of the promising and attractive materials in biomedical and different engineering fields is graphene and graphene-based nanostructures such as graphene oxide (GO) because of their unique properties. In most studies, GO was synthesized using chemical vapor deposition (CDV) method, and was coated on the substrate. In this study, we proposed a simple technique for assembly of cells that facilitates the construction of osteoblast -like structures using suspended GO synthesized by graphite powder, H2SO4, and KMnO4...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886306/lncrna-h19-contributes-to-rh2-mediated-mc3t3-e1cell-proliferation-by-regulation-of-osteopontin
#16
B Dong, T-T Pang
20(R)-ginsenoside Rh2 (Rh2) is one of the most active components of red ginseng, possessing the beneficial effects in cancer prevention and metabolic diseases. However, the detailed mechanisms that contribute to Rh2-mediated bone formation remain largely unknown. In this study, we assessed the expression of 17 long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cultured MC3T3-E1 cells under Rh2 treatments. We found that lncRNA H19 was significantly increased in Rh2-treated MC3T3-E1 cells. Expression of lncRNA H19 was promoted in a dose- and time-dependent manner after Rh2 treatments...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884523/response-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-to-varying-titanium-topographical-signals
#17
Ines Lauria, Miriam Höner, Sebastian Kant, Roswitha Davtalab, Thomas Weik, Katrin Sternberg, Horst Fischer
A wide variety of titanium implant modifications have been developed to improve tissue- or cell-material interactions including bone bonding, implant failure, and contact osteogenesis. Osteogenesis can be stimulated by mechanobiological signals such as topography though translation of in vivo reactions to in vitro bioactivity and stem cell culture data, and vice versa, is challenging. We hypothesized that a systematic in vitro approach comparing clinically well-accepted implant surface topographical modifications could shed light on potential cell biological mechanisms provoked by submicron-, micron- or macrostructured surfaces...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881301/surface-immobilization-of-gelatin-onto-tio2-nanotubes-to-modulate-osteoblast-behavior
#18
Min Lai, Ziyang Jin, Weili Qiao
To improve the bioactivity of titanium implants, a homogeneous layer of TiO2 nanotubes with a diameter of approximately 110nm was prepared by anodization. Gelatin was immobilized onto TiO2 nanotubes through an intermediate layer of polydopamine. The surface characteristics of different substrates were evaluated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and contact angle measurements, respectively. These results demonstrate that gelatin was successfully immobilized onto TiO2 nanotubes...
August 26, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880752/evaluation-of-osteopontin-expression-in-chronic-wounds-a-potential-prognostic-and-therapeutic-biomarker
#19
S Chimento, V Billero, L Cavallin, M Romanelli, M Nadji, P Romanelli
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin (OPN) is abundantly expressed during tissue repair, acting as a powerful chemokine that recruits inflammatory cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and Langerhans cells. The role of OPN in chronic wounds has not been explored. In this study, we assess the expression levels of OPN in chronic wounds to assess its potential contribution to the exacerbated inflammation seen in chronic ulcers, which is thought to contribute to poor healing. METHODS: This retrospective study included archived biopsies of chronic wounds from several aetiologies...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880715/defective-mineralization-in-x-linked-hypophosphatemia-dental-pulp-cell-cultures
#20
B R Coyac, B Hoac, P Chafey, G Falgayrac, L Slimani, P S Rowe, G Penel, A Linglart, M D McKee, C Chaussain, C Bardet
X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is a skeletal disease caused by inactivating mutations in the PHEX gene. Mutated or absent PHEX protein/enzyme leads to a decreased serum phosphate level, which cause mineralization defects in the skeleton and teeth (osteomalacia/odontomalacia). It is not yet altogether clear whether these manifestations are caused solely by insufficient circulating phosphate availability for mineralization or also by a direct, local intrinsic effect caused by impaired PHEX activity. Here, we evaluated the local role of PHEX in a 3-dimensional model of extracellular matrix (ECM) mineralization...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
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