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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408374/expression-of-biglycan-in-first-trimester-chorionic-villous-sampling-placental-samples-and-altered-function-in-telomerase-immortalized-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Amy Chui, Tilini Gunatillake, Shaun P Brennecke, Vera Ignjatovic, Paul T Monagle, John M Whitelock, Dagmar E van Zanten, Jasper Eijsink, Yao Wang, James Deane, Anthony J Borg, Janet Stevenson, Jan Jaap Erwich, Joanne M Said, Padma Murthi
OBJECTIVE: Biglycan (BGN) has reduced expression in placentae from pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction (FGR). We used first trimester placental samples from pregnancies with later small for gestational age (SGA) infants as a surrogate for FGR. The functional consequences of reduced BGN and the downstream targets of BGN were determined. Furthermore, the expression of targets was validated in primary placental endothelial cells isolated from FGR or control pregnancies. APPROACH AND RESULTS: BGN expression was determined using real-time polymerase chain reaction in placental tissues collected during chorionic villous sampling performed at 10 to 12 weeks' gestation from pregnancies that had known clinical outcomes, including SGA...
April 13, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398546/the-cdi-toxin-ofyersinia-kristensenii-is-a-novel-bacterial-member-of-the-rnase-a-superfamily
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Gaëlle Batot, Karolina Michalska, Greg Ekberg, Ervin M Irimpan, Grazyna Joachimiak, Robert Jedrzejczak, Gyorgy Babnigg, Christopher S Hayes, Andrzej Joachimiak, Celia W Goulding
Contact-dependent growth inhibition (CDI) is an important mechanism of inter-bacterial competition found in many Gram-negative pathogens. CDI+ cells express cell-surface CdiA proteins that bind neighboring bacteria and deliver C-terminal toxin domains (CdiA-CT) to inhibit target-cell growth. CDI+ bacteria also produce CdiI immunity proteins, which specifically neutralize cognate CdiA-CT toxins to prevent self-inhibition. Here, we present the crystal structure of the CdiA-CT/CdiIYkris complex from Yersinia kristensenii ATCC 33638...
April 10, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384029/controlled-dual-delivery-of-angiogenin-and-curcumin-by-electrospun-nanofibers-for-skin-regeneration
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Yunfei Mo, Rui Guo, Yi Zhang, Wei Xue, Biao Cheng, Yuanming Zhang
In this study, we successfully fabricated a novel drug and plasmid DNA (pDNA) dual delivery system by electrospinning the dispersion composed of polyethyleneimine-carboxymethyl chitosan/pDNA-angiogenin (ANG) nanoparticles, curcumin (Cur), poly (D, L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), and cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs). In vitro release studies showed that the bioactivity of Cur and ANG was preserved in the nanofibers, and a sequential release pattern was achieved in which nearly 90% of the Cur was released in ca...
March 27, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355299/mild-hypothermia-alleviates-brain-oedema-and-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-by-attenuating-tight-junction-and-adherens-junction-breakdown-in-a-swine-model-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Jiebin Li, Chunsheng Li, Wei Yuan, Junyuan Wu, Jie Li, Zhenhua Li, Yongzhen Zhao
Mild hypothermia improves survival and neurological recovery after cardiac arrest (CA) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, the mechanism underlying this phenomenon is not fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to determine whether mild hypothermia alleviates early blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption. We investigated the effects of mild hypothermia on neurologic outcome, survival rate, brain water content, BBB permeability and changes in tight junctions (TJs) and adherens junctions (AJs) after CA and CPR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295901/high-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-identifies-a-subset-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-with-vascular-regenerative-potential
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Stephen E Sherman, Miljan Kuljanin, Tyler T Cooper, David M Putman, Gilles A Lajoie, David A Hess
During culture expansion, multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) differentially express aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), an intracellular detoxification enzyme that protects long-lived cells against oxidative stress. Thus, MSC selection based on ALDH-activity may be used to reduce heterogeneity and distinguish MSC subsets with improved regenerative potency. After expansion of human bone marrow-derived MSCs, cell progeny was purified based on low versus high ALDH-activity (ALDH(hi) ) by fluorescence-activated cell sorting, and each subset was compared for multipotent stromal and provascular regenerative functions...
March 15, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274269/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-angiogenin-promotes-primodial-follicle-survival-and-angiogenesis-in-transplanted-human-ovarian-tissue
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Yaoyao Zhang, Xi Xia, Jie Yan, Liying Yan, Cuilin Lu, Xiaohui Zhu, Tianren Wang, Tailang Yin, Rong Li, Hsun-Ming Chang, Jie Qiao
BACKGROUND: We have recently reported that human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) facilitate angiogenesis and prevent follicle loss in xenografted human ovarian tissues. However, the mechanism underlying this effect remains to be elucidated. Thus, determining the paracrine profiles and identifying the key secreted factors in MSCs co-transplanted with ovarian grafts are essential for the future application of MSCs. METHODS: In this study, we used cytokine microarrays to identify differentially expressed proteins associated with angiogenesis in frozen-thawed ovarian tissues co-transplanted with MSCs...
March 9, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176817/structural-insights-into-human-angiogenin-variants-implicated-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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William J Bradshaw, Saima Rehman, Tram T K Pham, Nethaji Thiyagarajan, Rebecca L Lee, Vasanta Subramanian, K Ravi Acharya
Mutations in Angiogenin (ANG), a member of the Ribonuclease A superfamily (also known as RNase 5) are known to be associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, motor neurone disease) (sporadic and familial) and Parkinson's Disease (PD). In our previous studies we have shown that ANG is expressed in neurons during neuro-ectodermal differentiation, and that it has both neurotrophic and neuroprotective functions. In addition, in an extensive study on selective ANG-ALS variants we correlated the structural changes to the effects on neuronal survival and the ability to induce stress granules in neuronal cell lines...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153880/tamoxifen-directly-inhibits-platelet-angiogenic-potential-and-platelet-mediated-metastasis
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Kelly E Johnson, Jodi A Forward, Mason D Tippy, Julia R Ceglowski, Saleh El-Husayni, Rajesh Kulenthirarajan, Kellie R Machlus, Erica L Mayer, Joseph E Italiano, Elisabeth M Battinelli
OBJECTIVE: Platelets, which are mainly known for their role in hemostasis, are now known to play a crucial role in metastasis. Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator that is widely used for the treatment of breast cancer. Tamoxifen and its metabolites have been shown to directly impact platelet function, suggesting that this drug has additional mechanisms of action. The purpose of this study was to determine whether tamoxifen exerts antitumor effects through direct platelet inhibition...
April 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127696/angiogenin-prevents-progranulin-a9d-mutation-induced-neuronal-like-cell-apoptosis-through-cleaving-trnas-into-tirnas
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Siqi Li, Yongdui Chen, Desen Sun, Rongpai Bai, Xiangwei Gao, Yi Yang, Jinghao Sheng, Zhengping Xu
Gene defects have been recognized as prominent factors in the etiology and pathogenesis of neurodegeneration. Among 60 neurodegeneration-related mutations in progranulin (PGRN), a mutation in PGRN gene exon 1 introduces a charged amino acid in the hydrophobic core of its signal peptide at residue 9 (named PGRN A9D) and results in incorrect cytoplasmic sorting. However, the pathogenesis of this mutation remains elusive. To address this issue, we first examined the subcellular distribution of PGRN A9D in human neuronal-like cells (SH-SY5Y)...
January 27, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120377/a-boronic-acid-conjugate-of-angiogenin-that-shows-ros-responsive-neuroprotective-activity
#10
Trish T Hoang, Thomas P Smith, Ronald T Raines
Angiogenin (ANG) is a human ribonuclease that is compromised in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ANG also promotes neovascularization, and can induce hemorrhage and encourage tumor growth. The causal neurodegeneration of ALS is associated with reactive oxygen species, which are also known to elicit the oxidative cleavage of carbon-boron bonds. We have developed a synthetic boronic acid mask that restrains the ribonucleolytic activity of ANG. The masked ANG does not stimulate endothelial cell proliferation but protects astrocytes from oxidative stress...
March 1, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115012/exosomes-derived-from-human-menstrual-blood-derived-stem-cells-alleviate-fulminant-hepatic-failure
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Lu Chen, Bingyu Xiang, Xiaojun Wang, Charlie Xiang
BACKGROUND: Human menstrual blood-derived stem cells (MenSCs) are a novel source of MSCs that provide the advantage of being easy to collect and isolate. Exosomes contain some mRNAs and adhesion molecules that can potentially impact cellular and animal physiology. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic potential of MenSC-derived exosomes (MenSC-Ex) on AML12 cells (in vitro) and D-GalN/LPS-induced FHF mice (in vivo). METHODS: Transmission electron microscopy and Western blot were used to identify MenSC-Ex...
January 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041877/cytosine-5-rna-methylation-regulates-neural-stem-cell-differentiation-and%C3%A2-motility
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Joana V Flores, Lucía Cordero-Espinoza, Feride Oeztuerk-Winder, Amanda Andersson-Rolf, Tommaso Selmi, Sandra Blanco, Jignesh Tailor, Sabine Dietmann, Michaela Frye
Loss-of-function mutations in the cytosine-5 RNA methylase NSUN2 cause neurodevelopmental disorders in humans, yet the underlying cellular processes leading to the symptoms that include microcephaly remain unclear. Here, we show that NSUN2 is expressed in early neuroepithelial progenitors of the developing human brain, and its expression is gradually reduced during differentiation of human neuroepithelial stem (NES) cells in vitro. In the developing Nsun2(-/-) mouse cerebral cortex, intermediate progenitors accumulate and upper-layer neurons decrease...
January 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040605/g-protein-coupled-receptor-34-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells-of-cattle-changes-during-follicular-development-and-potential-functional-implications
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L J Spicer, L F Schütz, J A Williams, N B Schreiber, J R Evans, M L Totty, J N Gilliam
Abundance of G protein-coupled receptor 34 (GPR34) mRNA is greater in granulosa cells (GCs) of cystic vs normal follicles of cattle. The present experiments were designed to determine if GPR34 mRNA in granulosa cell [GC] changes during selection and growth of dominant follicles in cattle as well as to investigate the hormonal regulation of GPR34 mRNA in bovine GC in vitro. In Exp. 1, estrous cycles of nonlactating cows were synchronized and then ovariectomized on either day 3-4 or 5-6 after ovulation. GPR34 mRNA abundance in GC was 2...
April 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010172/rna-biology-of-angiogenin-current-state-and-perspectives
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Shawn M Lyons, Marta M Fay, Yasutoshi Akiyama, Paul J Anderson, Pavel Ivanov
Angiogenin (ANG) is a secreted ribonuclease best known for its ability to promote formation of blood vessels. Extensive research over many years has elucidated its structure and biophysical properties, although our knowledge of molecular mechanisms underlying ANG-associated biologic processes remains limited. Intriguingly, many of processes require the ribonuclease activity of ANG, thus highlighting the importance of identifying and characterizing RNA targets and intermediates of ANG-mediated endonucleolytic cleavage...
February 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940282/sub-chronic-90-day-toxicity-of-neamine-in-sd-rats-and-its-anti-liver-cancer-activity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yanli Wu, Yongdong Feng, Yanling Li, Yiping Xu, Nian Shi, Guo-Fu Hu, Yunxia Wu
Neamine, an inhibitor of angiogenin (ANG), is a new investigative anticancer drug currently in preclinical stage. Here we report the 90-day sub-chronic toxicity of neamine in SD rats and its anti-liver cancer activity in vitro and in vivo. Neamine has a No Observed Adverse Effect Level (NOAEL) of 12 and 16mg·kg(-1)·d(-1) for female and male rats, respectively. No mortality was found. The adverse effects included increased organ coefficients of spleen and kidney, increased BUN in both female and male rats at high dose, increased CR and decreased organ coefficients of heart and liver in male rats at high dose...
December 9, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939537/short-communication-early-lactation-but-not-mid-lactation-bovine-lactoferrin-preparation-increases-epithelial-barrier-integrity-of-caco-2-cell-layers
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Rachel C Anderson, Shalome A Bassett, Neill W Haggarty, Pramod K Gopal, Kelly M Armstrong, Nicole C Roy
Bovine lactoferrin is an important milk protein with many health-promoting properties, including improving intestinal barrier integrity. Dysfunction of this barrier, commonly referred to as "leaky gut," has been linked to inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. With some processing techniques, lactoferrin isolated from milk collected at the start of the milking season (early lactation) may have lower purity than that isolated from milk collected during the rest of the milking season (mid-lactation) and could result in differences in bioactivity based on the stage of lactation...
February 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915233/molecular-basis-for-the-autonomous-promotion-of-cell-proliferation-by-angiogenin
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Trish T Hoang, Ronald T Raines
Canonical growth factors act indirectly via receptor-mediated signal transduction pathways. Here, we report on an autonomous pathway in which a growth factor is internalized, has its localization regulated by phosphorylation, and ultimately uses intrinsic catalytic activity to effect epigenetic change. Angiogenin (ANG), a secreted vertebrate ribonuclease, is known to promote cell proliferation, leading to neovascularization as well as neuroprotection in mammals. Upon entering cells, ANG encounters the cytosolic ribonuclease inhibitor protein, which binds with femtomolar affinity...
January 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895461/sildenafil-potentiates-the-antitumor-activity-of-cisplatin-by-induction-of-apoptosis-and-inhibition-of-proliferation-and-angiogenesis
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Mona Mohamed El-Naa, Mohamed Othman, Sheren Younes
Sildenafil is the first phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. However, recent studies have been suggesting an antitumor effect of sildenafil. The current study assessed the aforementioned activity of sildenafil in vivo and in vitro in solid-tumor-bearing mice and in a human cell line MCF-7, respectively. Moreover, we investigated the impact of sildenafil on cisplatin antitumor activity. The solid tumor was induced by inoculation of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cells in female mice...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882181/angiogenin-is-upregulated-during-the-alloreactive-immune-response-and-has-no-effect-on-the-t-cell-expansion-phase-whereas-it-affects-the-contraction-phase-by-inhibiting-cd4-t-cell-apoptosis
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Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Georgios Pissas, Maria Sounidaki, Nikolaos Antoniadis, Georgia Antoniadi, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Ioannis Stefanidis
Under growth conditions, angiogenin is translocated into the nucleus, where it enhances ribosomal RNA transcription, facilitating increased protein synthesis and cellular proliferation. During stress conditions, angiogenin is sequestered in the cytoplasm, where it cleaves transfer RNA (tRNA) to produce tRNA-derived, stress-induced small RNAs (tiRNAs) that inhibit global protein synthesis, but increase the translation of anti-apoptotic factors. In the present study, the role of angiogenin in the human alloreactive immune response was evaluated using mixed lymphocyte reactions (MLRs) and neamine, an inhibitor of angiogenin nuclear translocation...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878431/aqueous-immune-mediators-in-malignant-uveal-melanomas-in-comparison-to-benign-pigmented-intraocular-tumors
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Yoshihiko Usui, Kinya Tsubota, Tsuyoshi Agawa, Shunichiro Ueda, Kazuhiko Umazume, Yoko Okunuki, Takeshi Kezuka, Naoyuki Yamakawa, Hiroshi Goto
BACKGROUND: To examine the usefulness of measuring immune mediators in aqueous humor samples for differentiating malignant uveal melanoma from benign pigmented intraocular tumors. METHODS: Thirteen eyes of 13 patients with uveal melanoma were studied, and 13 eyes of 13 patients with benign pigmented intraocular tumors served as controls. Undiluted samples of aqueous humor were collected, and a cytometric bead array was used to determine the aqueous humor concentrations of 35 immune mediators comprising 14 interleukins (IL), interferon-γ, interferon-γ-inducible protein-10, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1α, MIP-1β, regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted, monokine induced by interferon-γ, basic fibroblast growth factor, Fas ligand, granzyme A, granzyme B, eotaxin, interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant, fractalkine, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, angiogenin, tumor necrosis factor-α, lymphotoxin-α, and CD40L...
February 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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