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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505174/extracellular-matrix-nitration-alters-growth-factor-release-and-activates-bioactive-complement-in-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#1
Mark A Fields, Hannah E Bowrey, Jie Gong, Ernesto F Moreira, Hui Cai, Lucian V Del Priore
PURPOSE: We have shown previously that non-enzymatic nitration (NEN) of the extracellular matrix (ECM), which serves as a model of Bruch's membrane (BM) aging, has a profound effect on the behavior of the overlying retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, including altered phagocytic ability, reduced cell adhesion, and inhibition of proliferation. We know that transplanted RPE monolayers will encounter a hostile sub-RPE environment, including age-related alterations in BM that may compromise cell function and survival...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502635/identification-of-vitreous-proteins-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#2
Koji Sugioka, Akio Saito, Shunji Kusaka, Kazuki Kuniyoshi, Yoshikazu Shimomura
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of blood vessels in the retina developed in premature infants and the leading cause of the blindness in children. Proteomic analysis was performed to identify vitreous proteins specific to patients with ROP. Vitreous humor samples were obtained from three patients with ROP and two patients with congenital cataract, the latter included as a control group. The vitreous samples were separated by 2D-PAGE and the proteins running as definitive spots were identified by MALDI-TOF MS spectrometry...
May 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452939/a-review-proteomics-in-retinal-artery-occlusion-retinal-vein-occlusion-diabetic-retinopathy-and-acquired-macular-disorders
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Lasse Jørgensen Cehofski, Bent Honoré, Henrik Vorum
Retinal artery occlusion (RAO), retinal vein occlusion (RVO), diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are frequent ocular diseases with potentially sight-threatening outcomes. In the present review we discuss major findings of proteomic studies of RAO, RVO, DR and AMD, including an overview of ocular proteome changes associated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatments. Despite the severe outcomes of RAO, the proteome of the disease remains largely unstudied...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445478/delayed-histochemical-alterations-within-the-neurovascular-unit-due-to-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-and-experimental-treatment-with-neurotrophic-factors
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Dominik Michalski, Roman Pitsch, Deepu R Pillai, Bianca Mages, Susanne Aleithe, Jens Grosche, Henrik Martens, Felix Schlachetzki, Wolfgang Härtig
Current stroke therapy is focused on recanalizing strategies, but neuroprotective co-treatments are still lacking. Modern concepts of the ischemia-affected neurovascular unit (NVU) and surrounding penumbra emphasize the complexity during the transition from initial damaging to regenerative processes. While early treatment with neurotrophic factors was shown to result in lesion size reduction and blood-brain barrier (BBB) stabilization, cellular consequences from these treatments are poorly understood. This study explored delayed cellular responses not only to ischemic stroke, but also to an early treatment with neurotrophic factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420811/the-t-allele-of-rs8075977-in-the-5-flanking-region-of-the-pedf-gene-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-elderly-chinese-men
#5
Shou-Yuan Ma, Yuan-Yuan Guo, Shu-Xia Wang, Jin-Xin Shi, Jie Liu, Jian-Feng Liu, Ping Zhu
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifactorial disease with a genetic component. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) exerts anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-thrombotic, and anti-angiogenic effects and thus has received increasing attention as a sensitive biomarker of atherosclerosis and CAD. To explore the potential association between PEDF single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and CAD, we performed this case-control study of consecutive elderly Chinese Han male patients (n = 416) and age-matched male controls (n = 528) without a history of CAD or electrocardiographic signs of CAD...
April 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403150/pedf-increases-the-tumoricidal-activity-of-macrophages-towards-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro
#6
Dalia Martinez-Marin, Courtney Jarvis, Thomas Nelius, Werner de Riese, Olga V Volpert, Stéphanie Filleur
BACKGROUND: Although inflammation and prostate cancer (PCa) have been linked, the molecular interactions between macrophages and PCa cells are poorly explored. Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor (PEDF) is an anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor factor. We previously showed that PEDF induces macrophages recruitment in vitro, correlates with macrophages density in human prostate, and stimulates macrophages polarization towards the classically activated pathway. Here, we demonstrate that PEDF modulates the interaction between macrophages and PCa cells through a bidirectional signalling leading to tumor cell apoptosis and phagocytosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399539/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-declines-in-response-to-an-oral-glucose-load-and-is-correlated-with-vitamin-d-and-bmi-but-not-diabetes-status-in-children-and-young-adults
#7
Allison C Sylvetsky, Najy T Issa, Avinash Chandran, Rebecca J Brown, Hussam J Alamri, Gabriella Aitcheson, Mary Walter, Kristina I Rother
BACKGROUND: Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is associated with obesity and diabetes complications in adults, yet little is known about PEDF in younger individuals. We investigated the relationship between PEDF and various metabolic biomarkers in young healthy volunteers (HV) and similar-aged patients with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). METHODS: A fasting blood sample was collected in 48 HV, 11 patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), and 11 patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) 12-25 years of age...
April 11, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386338/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-pedf-peptide-promotes-the-expansion-of-hepatic-stem-progenitor-cells-via-erk-and-stat3-dependent-signaling
#8
Shou-Chuan Shih, Tsung-Chuan Ho, Show-Li Chen, Yeou-Ping Tsao
Hepatic stem/progenitor cells (HPC) have been considered as a potential cell source of an alternative to liver transplantation. Production of large numbers of autologous HPC from small pieces of live tissue is crucial for the application of HPC-based liver therapy. In this study, we demonstrated that a synthetic 44-amino acid peptide (44-mer) derived from pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) can facilitate the production of a large number of actively dividing HPC from normal adult rat livers in a 35-day culture period...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365916/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-pedf-prevents-hepatic-fat-storage-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-dietary-steatohepatitis-of-mice
#9
Takafumi Yoshida, Jun Akiba, Takanori Matsui, Kazuo Nakamura, Takao Hisamoto, Mitsuhiko Abe, Yu Ikezono, Fumitaka Wada, Hideki Iwamoto, Toru Nakamura, Hironori Koga, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi, Takuji Torimura
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) has been shown to be a potent inhibitor of inflammation through its anti-oxidative property. Since oxidative response is considered to play the pivotal role of the development and progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), it is conceivable that PEDF may play a protective role against NASH. In this study, we examined whether administration of PEDF slowed the progression of NASH in mice models. METHODS: Mice were fed methionine- and choline-deficient (MCD) diet with or without intramuscular administration of adenovirus-expressing PEDF (Ad-PEDF)...
April 1, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350398/electroconvulsive-therapy-modulates-plasma-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-in-depression-a-proteomics-study
#10
K M Ryan, A Glaviano, S M O'Donovan, E Kolshus, R Dunne, A Kavanagh, A Jelovac, M Noone, G M Tucker, M J Dunn, D M McLoughlin
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective treatment for severe depression, yet its mechanism of action is not fully understood. Peripheral blood proteomic analyses may offer insights into the molecular mechanisms of ECT. Patients with a major depressive episode were recruited as part of the EFFECT-Dep trial (enhancing the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy in severe depression; ISRCTN23577151) along with healthy controls. As a discovery-phase study, patient plasma pre-/post-ECT (n=30) was analyzed using 2-dimensional difference in gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry...
March 28, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341443/high-serum-soluble-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-1-predicts-poor-treatment-response-in-acute-stage-schizophrenia
#11
Shohei Nishimon, Tohru Ohnuma, Yuto Takebayashi, Narimasa Katsuta, Mayu Takeda, Toru Nakamura, Takahiro Sannohe, Ryoko Higashiyama, Ayako Kimoto, Nobuto Shibata, Tomohito Gohda, Yusuke Suzuki, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi, Yasuhiko Tomino, Heii Arai
Inflammation may be involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. However, few cross-sectional or longitudinal studies have examined changes in biomarker expression to evaluate diagnostic and prognostic efficacy in acute-stage schizophrenia. We compared serum inflammatory biomarker concentrations in 87 patients with acute-stage schizophrenia on admission to 105 age-, sex-, and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy controls. The measured biomarkers were soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (sTNFR1) and adiponectin, which are associated with inflammatory responses, and pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), which has anti-inflammatory properties...
March 22, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325297/engineering-of-pedf-expressing-primary-pigment-epithelial-cells-by-the-sb-transposon-system-delivered-by-pfar4-plasmids
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Gabriele Thumann, Nina Harmening, Cécile Prat-Souteyrand, Corinne Marie, Marie Pastor, Attila Sebe, Csaba Miskey, Laurence D Hurst, Sabine Diarra, Martina Kropp, Peter Walter, Daniel Scherman, Zoltán Ivics, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Sandra Johnen
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) is characterized by choroidal blood vessels growing into the subretinal space, leading to retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell degeneration and vision loss. Vessel growth results from an imbalance of pro-angiogenic (e.g., vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF]) and anti-angiogenic factors (e.g., pigment epithelium-derived factor [PEDF]). Current treatment using intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF antibodies improves vision in about 30% of patients but may be accompanied by side effects and non-compliance...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320113/alzheimer-s-disease-elevated-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-is-mostly-of-systemic-origin
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Veronika Lang, Marietta Zille, Carmen Infante-Duarte, Sven Jarius, Holger Jahn, Friedemann Paul, Klemens Ruprecht, Ana Luisa Pina
Pigment-epithelium derived factor (PEDF) is a neurotrophic factor with neuroprotective, anti-tumorigenic, and anti-angiogenic effects. Elevated levels of PEDF have previously been proposed as a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker for Alzheimer's disease. However, the origin of PEDF in CSF, i.e. whether it is derived from the brain or from the systemic circulation, and the specificity of this finding hitherto remained unclear. Here, we analyzed levels of PEDF in paired CSF and serum samples by ELISA in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD, n=12), frontotemporal dementia (FTD, n=6), vascular dementia (n=4), bacterial meningitis (n=8), multiple sclerosis (n=32), pseudotumor cerebri (n=36), and diverse non-inflammatory neurological diseases (n=19)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265643/subconjunctival-bevacizumab-injection-impairs-corneal-innervations-and-epithelial-wound-healing-in-mice
#14
Muchen Dong, Guohu Di, Xiaoping Zhang, Qingjun Zhou, Weiyun Shi
Purpose: To investigate the effects of subconjunctival bevacizumab injection on the corneal nerve, sensitivity, and epithelial wound healing in mice. Methods: Adult C57BL/6 mice were treated with subconjunctival injection of 1, 2, 5, or 25 mg/mL bevacizumab. The corneal nerve was observed with whole-mount anti-β3-tubulin fluorescence staining. Corneal sensitivity was measured with a Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometer. The protein levels of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), nerve growth factor (NGF), glial-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), and ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) were measured by ELISA...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262343/pedf-improves-atherosclerotic-plaque-stability-by-inhibiting-macrophage-inflammation-response
#15
Hao Wen, Minghao Liu, Zhaoqiang Liu, Xiaoyan Yang, Xiaoling Liu, Mei Ni, Mei Dong, Xiaorong Luan, Yan Yuan, Xinsheng Xu, Huixia Lu
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a vascular disease with plaque formation and growth. Instable plaque with chronic inflammation is closely related to adverse cardiac outcomes. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is an endogenous multifunctional cytokine that possesses the ability of anti-inflammation. The aim of this study is to detect whether PEDF has protective effect on the stability of atherosclerotic plaque and to explore whether the effect of anti-inflammation involved. METHODS AND RESULTS: ApoE(-/-) mice fed with high fat diet and RAW264...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211523/pedf-mediates-pathological-neovascularization-by-regulating-macrophage-recruitment-and-polarization-in-the-mouse-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
#16
Sha Gao, Changwei Li, Yanji Zhu, Yanuo Wang, Ailing Sui, Yisheng Zhong, Bing Xie, Xi Shen
Macrophages have been demonstrated to play a proangiogenic role in retinal pathological vascular growth. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) works as a powerful endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor, but its role in macrophage recruitment and polarization is largely unknown. To explore the underlying mechanisms, we first evaluated macrophage polarization in the retinas of the oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) mouse model. Compared to that in normal controls, M1- and M2-like macrophages were all abundantly increased in the retinas of OIR mice...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197761/the-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-pedf-an-important-potential-therapeutic-agent-for-infantile-hemangioma
#17
Ming Li, Yanru Chen, Zhihui Guo, Yide Xie, Yakuan Zhou, Chenghong Jiang, Xiaosong Chen
In previous studies, the expression and the role of proangiogenic factors in infantile hemangiomas have been well studied. However, the role of angiogenic inhibitors has been revealed rarely. The expression of PEDF, as the strongest and safe endogenous inhibitor, is still unrecognized until the current study. In order to investigate the expression and significance of the pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in the proliferating and regressing phases of infantile hemangiomas, the expression of PEDF, VEGF, Ki-67, and CD34 protein in hemangioma tissues was examined with immunohistochemical polymer HRP method in 42 cases during the proliferative phase, 40 cases during the regressing phase, and 11 cases of non-involuting congenital hemangiomas (NICHs)...
April 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191465/pedf-is-associated-with-the-termination-of-chondrocyte-phenotype-and-catabolism-of-cartilage-tissue
#18
P Klinger, S Lukassen, F Ferrazzi, A B Ekici, T Hotfiel, B Swoboda, T Aigner, K Gelse
Objective. To investigate the expression and target genes of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in cartilage and chondrocytes, respectively. Methods. We analyzed the expression pattern of PEDF in different human cartilaginous tissues including articular cartilage, osteophytic cartilage, and fetal epiphyseal and growth plate cartilage, by immunohistochemistry and quantitative real-time (qRT) PCR. Transcriptome analysis after stimulation of human articular chondrocytes with rhPEDF was performed by RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) and confirmed by qRT-PCR...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187313/il-20-contributes-to-low-grade-inflammation-and-weight-gain-in-the-psammomys-obesus
#19
Helena Cucak, Lise Høj Thomsen, Alexander Rosendahl
The metabolic syndrome has been demonstrated in gene deficient animals, e.g. db/db mice, to include a systemic inflammation leading to insulin resistance, obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). To determine the importance of inflammation in obesity and diabetes, in a normal non-genetically modified species, an intervention study with neutralizing anti-IL-20 antibodies was conducted in the spontaneous T2D model Psammomys obesus. All IL-20 receptor chains were expressed on protein level in the Psammomys obesus. Neutralization of IL-20 did not modulate blood glucose, HbA1c, insulin levels or lymphocyte numbers after five weeks treatment although a trend to reduced weight gain rate was observed upon anti-IL-20 treatment...
February 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173817/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-alleviates-endothelial-injury-by-inhibiting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#20
Shouyuan Ma, Shutong Yao, Hua Tian, Peng Jiao, Nana Yang, Ping Zhu, Shucun Qin
BACKGROUND: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) can induce endothelial injury and plays a vital role in the procession and development of atherosclerosis. Little is known regarding whether Wnt/β-catenin pathway is involved in ox-LDL-induced endothelial injury or whether it further promotes atherosclerosis via increased oxidative stress. This study aimed to investigate the role of Wnt/β-catenin pathway in ox-LDL-induced vascular endothelial injury and determine whether pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) could alleviate ox-LDL-induced endothelial injury by inhibiting Wnt/β-catenin pathway...
February 7, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
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