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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229276/effects-of-chlorella-vulgaris-on-tumor-growth-in-mammary-tumor-bearing-balb-c-mice-discussing-association-of-an-immune-suppressed-protumor-microenvironment-with-serum-ifn%C3%AE-and-igg-decrease-and-spleen-igg-potentiation
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Ahad Khalilnezhad, Elham Mahmoudian, Nariman Mosaffa, Ali Anissian, Mohsen Rashidi, Davar Amani
PURPOSE: Chlorella vulgaris (CV) has exhibited immune-enhancing and protective activities against cancer and infections. However, there is an increasing concern about the use of Chlorella species in human, regarding its various molecules with antigenic features found in infectious microorganisms. Our goal was to investigate the impact of higher concentrations of CV on tumor growth in spontaneous mouse mammary tumor (SMMT) models. METHODS: Balb/c mice were daily given CV powder at doses of 0, 200, or 300 mg/kg for 42 days (CONTROL, CV200, and CV300 groups, respectively; n = 6/group)...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214071/lipocalin-2-a-master-mediator-of-intestinal-and-metabolic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Alexander R Moschen, Timon E Adolph, Romana R Gerner, Verena Wieser, Herbert Tilg
Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), also known as neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), is released by various cell types and is an attractive biomarker of inflammation, ischemia, infection, and kidney damage. Both intestinal and metabolic inflammation, as observed in obesity and related disorders, are associated with increased LCN2 synthesis. While LCN2 in the intestinal tract regulates the composition of the gut microbiota and shows anti-inflammatory activities, it also exhibits proinflammatory activities in other experimental settings...
February 14, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185846/corticoids-synergize-with-il-1-in-the-induction-of-lcn2
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J Conde, V Lazzaro, M Scotece, V Abella, R Villar, V López, M Á Gonzalez-Gay, J Pino, R Gómez, A Mera, O Gualillo
OBJECTIVE: Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) is an adipokine that was first identified in neutrophil granules. In the last years it was recognized as a factor that could impair chondrocyte phenotype, cartilage homeostasis as well as growth plate development. Both pro-inflammatory cytokines and glucocorticoids (GCs) modulate LCN2 expression. Actually, GCs were found to be LCN2 inducers, suggesting that part of the negative actions exerted by these anti-inflammatory drugs at cartilage level could be mediated by this adipokine...
February 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177777/high-concentration-calcitriol-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-related-gene-profile-in-breast-cancer-cells
#4
Ali Burak Ozkaya, Handan Ak, Hikmet Hakan Aydin
Calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, is known for its anti-cancer properties including induction of apoptosis, inhibition of angiogenesis and metastasis. Understanding the mechanism of action for calcitriol will help development of novel treatment strategies. Since vitamin D exerts its cellular actions via binding to its receptor and by altering expressions of a set of genes, we aimed to evaluate the effect of calcitriol on transcriptomic profile of breast cancer cells. We previously demonstrated that calcitriol alters ER stress markers, therefore in this study we have focused on ER-stress related genes to reveal calcitriols action on these genes in particular...
June 29, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176019/long-term-treatment-with-egfr-inhibitor-erlotinib-attenuates-renal-inflammatory-cytokines-but-not-nephropathy-in-alport-syndrome-mouse-model
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Kohei Omachi, Rui Miyakita, Ryosuke Fukuda, Yukari Kai, Mary Ann Suico, Tsubasa Yokota, Misato Kamura, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Hirofumi Kai
BACKGROUND: Alport syndrome (AS) is a hereditary kidney disease caused by mutation of type IV collagen. Loss of collagen network induces collapse of glomerular basement membrane (GBM) structure. The previous studies showed that upregulation of some tyrosine kinase receptors signaling accompanied GBM disorder in AS mouse model. EGFR signaling is one of the well-known receptor kinase signaling that is involved in glomerular diseases. However, whether EGFR signaling is relevant to AS progression is still uninvestigated...
February 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161472/novel-serum-and-bile-protein-markers-predict-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-disease-severity-and-prognosis
#6
Mette Vesterhus, Anders Holm, Johannes Roksund Hov, Ståle Nygård, Erik Schrumpf, Espen Melum, Liv Wenche Thorbjørnsen, Vemund Paulsen, Knut Lundin, Inge Dale, Odd Helge Gilja, Serge J L B Zweers, Morten Vatn, Frank G Schaap, Peter L M Jansen, Thor Ueland, Helge Røsjø, Bjørn Moum, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Kirsten Muri Boberg, Martti Färkkilä, Tom H Karlsen, Fridtjof Lund-Johansen
BACKGROUND&AIMS: We aimed to identify novel protein biomarkers of disease severity and prognosis in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: Using a bead-based array targeting 63 proteins, we profiled a derivation panel of Norwegian endoscopic retrograde cholangiography-bile samples (55 PSC, 20 disease controls) and a Finnish validation panel (34 PSC, 10 disease controls). Selected identified proteins were measured in serum from two Norwegian PSC cohorts (n=167 [1992-2006] and n=138 [2008-2012]), inflammatory bowel disease (n=96) and healthy controls (n=100)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122643/identification-of-potential-saliva-and-tear-biomarkers-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-utilising-the-extraction-of-extracellular-vesicles-and-proteomics-analysis
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Lara A Aqrawi, Hilde Kanli Galtung, Beate Vestad, Reidun Øvstebø, Bernd Thiede, Shermin Rusthen, Alix Young, Eduarda M Guerreiro, Tor Paaske Utheim, Xiangjun Chen, Øygunn Aass Utheim, Øyvind Palm, Janicke Liaaen Jensen
BACKGROUND: There is a long-lasting need for non-invasive, more accurate diagnostic techniques when evaluating primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) patients. Incorporation of additional diagnostics involving screening for disease-specific biomarkers in biological fluid is a promising concept that requires further investigation. In the current study we aimed to explore novel disease biomarkers in saliva and tears from pSS patients. METHODS: Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) was performed on stimulated whole saliva and tears from 27 pSS patients and 32 healthy controls, and salivary and tear proteomic biomarker profiles were generated...
January 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108626/a-new-role-for-er%C3%AE-silencing-via-dna-methylation-of-basal-stem-cell-and-emt-genes
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Eric A Ariazi, John C Taylor, Michael A Black, Emmanuelle Nicolas, Michael J Slifker, Diana J Azzam, Jeff Boyd
: Resistance to hormonal therapies is a major clinical problem in the treatment of estrogen receptor α-positive (ERα(+)) breast cancers. Epigenetic marks, namely DNA methylation of cytosine at specific CpG sites (5mCpG), are frequently associated with ERα(+) status in human breast cancers. Therefore, ERα may regulate gene expression in part via DNA methylation. This hypothesis was evaluated using a panel of breast cancer cell line models of antiestrogen resistance. Microarray gene expression profiling was used to identify genes normally silenced in ERα(+) cells but derepressed upon exposure to the demethylating agent decitabine, derepressed upon long-term loss of ERα expression, and resuppressed by gain of ERα activity/expression...
February 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070126/lipocalin-2-protects-the-brain-during-inflammatory-conditions
#9
S S Kang, Y Ren, C-C Liu, A Kurti, K E Baker, G Bu, Y Asmann, J D Fryer
Sepsis is a prevalent health issue that can lead to central nervous system (CNS) inflammation with long-term behavioral and cognitive alterations. Using unbiased proteomic profiling of over 100 different cytokines, we found that Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) was the most substantially elevated protein in the CNS after peripheral administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). To determine whether the high level of LCN2 in the CNS is protective or deleterious, we challenged Lcn2(-/-) mice with peripheral LPS and determined effects on behavior and neuroinflammation...
January 10, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062797/targeted-proteomics-for-multiplexed-verification-of-markers-of-colorectal-tumorigenesis
#10
Anuli Christiana Uzozie, Nathalie Selevsek, Asa Wahlander, Paolo Nanni, Jonas Grossmann, Achim Weber, Federico Buffoli, Giancarlo Marra
Targeted proteomic methods can accelerate the verification of multiple tumor marker candidates in large series of patient samples. We utilized the targeted approach known as selected / multiple reaction monitoring (SRM/MRM) to verify potential protein markers of colorectal adenoma identified by our group in previous transcriptomic and quantitative shotgun proteomic studies of a large cohort of precancerous colorectal lesions. We developed SRM assays to reproducibly detect and quantify 25 (62.5%) of the 40 selected proteins in an independent series of precancerous and cancerous tissue samples (19 adenoma/normal mucosa pairs; 17 adenocarcinoma/normal mucosa pairs)...
January 4, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058580/dcf1-triggers-dendritic-spine-formation-and-facilitates-memory-acquisition
#11
Qiang Liu, Ruili Feng, Yu Chen, Guanghong Luo, Huang Yan, Ling Chen, Rongfei Lin, Yuqiang Ding, Tieqiao Wen
Dendritic spines, a special kind of structure in nerve cells, play a key role in performing cellular function. Structural abnormalities of the dendritic spine may contribute to synaptic dysfunction and have been implicated in memory formation. However, the molecular mechanisms that trigger dendritic spine loss remain unclear. Here, we show that the absence of dendritic cell factor 1 (Dcf1) appeared dendritic spines dysplasia, which in turn leads to the damage of learning and memory; in contrast, enhancing Dcf1 expression rescues dendritic spines morphology and function, indicating a pivotal role of Dcf1 in cellular function...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013112/urine-interleukin-18-and-lipocalin-2-are-biomarkers-of-acute-tubular-necrosis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jeremy Puthumana, Xavier Ariza, Justin M Belcher, Isabel Graupera, Pere Ginès, Chirag R Parikh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in patients with cirrhosis that increases mortality. The most common causes of AKI in these patients are prerenal azotemia, acute tubular necrosis (ATN), and hepatorenal syndrome; it is important to determine the etiology of AKI to select the proper treatment and predict patient outcome. Urine biomarkers could be used to differentiate between patients with ATN and functional causes of AKI. We performed a systemic review and meta-analysis of published studies to determine whether urine levels of interleukin 18 (IL18) and lipocalin 2 (LCN2 or NGAL) associate with development of ATN in patients with cirrhosis...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004388/lcn2-overexpression-in-bone-enhances-the-hematopoietic-compartment-via-modulation-of-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment
#13
Delfina Costa, Elisa Principi, Edoardo Lazzarini, Fiorella Descalzi, Ranieri Cancedda, Patrizio Castagnola, Sara Tavella
Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) is a member of the lipocalin family whose expression is modulated in several conditions, including cell differentiation, innate immunity, stress and cancer. Although it is known that it is expressed in bone, its function in this tissue remains poorly studied. To this end, we took advantage of transgenic mice lines that expressed LCN2 driven by a bone specific type I collagen (LCN2-Tg). In the bone marrow (BM) of LCN2-Tg mice we observed an increased number of phenotypically long-term hematopoietic stem cells (LT-HSC) that also displayed a higher proliferation rate compared to wild type controls (Wt)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999286/testosterone-deficiency-induces-changes-of-the-transcriptomes-of-visceral-adipose-tissue-in-miniature-pigs-fed-a-high-fat-and-high-cholesterol-diet
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Lifan Zhang, Yueqin Cai, Shengjuan Wei, Yun Ling, Liang Zhu, Dongfeng Li, Zhaowei Cai
Testosterone deficiency causes fat deposition, particularly in visceral fat, and its replacement might reverse fat accumulation, however, the underlying mechanisms of such processes under diet-induced adiposity are largely unknown. To gain insights into the genome-wide role of androgen on visceral adipose tissue (VAT), RNA-Seq was used to investigate testosterone deficiency induced changes of VAT in miniature pigs fed a high-fat and high-cholesterol (HFC) diet among intact male pigs (IM), castrated male pigs (CM), and castrated male pigs with testosterone replacement (CMT) treatments...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983637/limited-link-between-oxidative-stress-and-ochratoxin-a-induced-renal-injury-in-an-acute-toxicity-rat-model
#15
Liye Zhu, Tao Yu, Xiaozhe Qi, Jing Gao, Kunlun Huang, Xiaoyun He, Haoshu Luo, Wentao Xu
Ochratoxin A (OTA) displays nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity. However, in the acute toxicity rat model, there is no evidence on the relationship between OTA and nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity. Based on this, the integrated analysis of physiological status, damage biomarkers, oxidative stress, and DNA damage were performed. After OTA treatment, the body weight decreased and AST, ALP, TP, and BUN levels in serum increased. Hydropic degeneration, swelling, vacuolization, and partial drop occurred in proximal tubule epithelial cells...
December 14, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980236/expression-of-uterine-lipocalin-2-and-its-receptor-during-early-to-mid-pregnancy-period-in-mares
#16
Shingo Haneda, Kentaro Nagaoka, Yasuo Nambo, Masato Kikuchi, Yasuko Nakano, Junyou Li, Motozumi Matsui, Yo-Ichi Miyake, Kazuhiko Imakawa
From previous cDNA subtraction studies analyzing gene expression in equine endometrium, high lipocalin 2 (LCN2) mRNA expression was found in the gravid endometrium. In the uterus, LCN2 may transport hydrophobic molecules and siderophores with iron, or may form a complex with another protein, however, the expression of uterine LCN2 beyond day 20 of equine pregnancy and its receptor has not been characterized. To study the expression and potential roles of uterine LCN2 from pre-implantation to mid-gestation period, stage-specific endometrial samples were obtained from day 13 (day 0 = ovulation) cyclic and days 13, 19, 25, and 60 to 131 pregnant mares...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912767/lipocalin2-suppresses-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-by-attenuating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-activation-of-snail-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#17
Meibao Feng, Jieqiong Feng, Wuzhen Chen, Wubin Wang, Xuesong Wu, Jing Zhang, Fangying Xu, Maode Lai
BACKGROUND: Lipocalin2 (LCN2) is a secretory protein that is aberrantly expressed in several types of cancer and has been involved in metastatic progression. However, neither mechanisms nor the role that LCN2 plays in the metastasis of colorectal cancer are clear. METHODS: LCN2 expression in colorectal cancer was detected by immunohistochemistry in 400 tissue specimens and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed. In vitro, real-time PCR, western blot, colony formation assay, immunofluorescence assay, wound healing assay, migration and invasion experiment were performed to investigate the effects of LCN2 in epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), migration and invasion, respectively...
December 3, 2016: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902979/altered-systemic-adipokines-in-patients-with-chronic-urticaria
#18
Hoang Kim Tu Trinh, Duy Le Pham, Ga-Young Ban, Hyun-Young Lee, Hae-Sim Park, Young-Min Ye
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence suggests that adipokines affect immune responses and chronic urticaria (CU) is associated with an altered immune response related to chronic systemic inflammation. Our objectives were to investigate whether adipokines are involved in CU pathogenesis and to outline relationships between adipokines and urticaria severity and quality of life. METHODS: Serum adiponectin, leptin, lipocalin-2 (LCN2), interleukin (IL)-10, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α concentrations were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in 191 CU patients and 89 healthy controls...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888128/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-production-negatively-correlates-with-hk-2-cell-impairment-evaluation-of-ngal-as-a-marker-of-toxicity-in-hk-2-cells
#19
Martina Hauschke, Erika Roušarová, Pavel Flídr, Jan Čapek, Antonín Libra, Tomáš Roušar
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin is an extracellular protein produced mostly in kidney. Recently, it has become a promising biomarker of renal damage in vivo. On the other hand, the validation of NGAL as a biomarker for nephrotoxicity estimation in vitro has not been characterized in detail yet. Since the HK-2 cells are frequently used human kidney cell line, we aimed to characterize the production of NGAL in these cells and to evaluate NGAL as a possible marker of cell impairment. We used heavy metals (mercury, cadmium), peroxide, drugs (acetaminophen, gentamicin) and cisplatin to mimic nephrotoxicity...
March 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869162/the-histone-demethylase-kdm4b-regulates-peritoneal-seeding-of-ovarian-cancer
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C Wilson, L Qiu, Y Hong, T Karnik, G Tadros, B Mau, T Ma, Y Mu, J New, R J Louie, S Gunewardena, A K Godwin, O W Tawfik, J Chien, K F Roby, A J Krieg
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) has poor prognosis and rapid recurrence because of widespread dissemination of peritoneal metastases at diagnosis. Multiple pathways contribute to the aggressiveness of ovarian cancer, including hypoxic signaling mechanisms. In this study, we have determined that the hypoxia-inducible histone demethylase KDM4B is expressed in ∼60% of EOC tumors assayed, including primary and matched metastatic tumors. Expression of KDM4B in tumors is positively correlated with expression of the tumor hypoxia marker CA-IX, and is robustly induced in EOC cell lines exposed to hypoxia...
November 21, 2016: Oncogene
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