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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
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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
#2
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...
December 1, 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
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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...
November 22, 2016: 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
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825391/oestrous-cycle-dependent-equine-uterine-immune-response-to-induced-infectious-endometritis
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Christina D Marth, Simon M Firestone, Lisa Y Glenton, Glenn F Browning, Neil D Young, Natali Krekeler
Infectious endometritis is a major cause of reduced pregnancy rates in horses. The objectives of this study were to establish a timeline of the innate immune response in the uterus of healthy horses and to investigate the oestrous cycle effect on this. Endometrial biopsies were collected from five horses before and at 3, 12, 24, 48 and 72 h after inoculation of Escherichia coli, once in oestrus and once in dioestrus. They were analysed by quantitative real-time PCR, microbiology and histology. Neutrophil numbers increased from very low levels in the absence of inflammation to severe neutrophilia 3 h after inoculation...
November 8, 2016: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808277/the-influence-of-warm-ischemia-elimination-on-kidney-injury-during-transplantation-clinical-and-molecular-study
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Dorota Kamińska, Katarzyna Kościelska-Kasprzak, Paweł Chudoba, Agnieszka Hałoń, Oktawia Mazanowska, Agnieszka Gomółkiewicz, Piotr Dzięgiel, Dominika Drulis-Fajdasz, Marta Myszka, Agnieszka Lepiesza, Wojciech Polak, Maria Boratyńska, Marian Klinger
Kidney surface cooling was used during implantation to assess the effect of warm ischemia elimination on allograft function, histological changes and immune-related gene expression. 23 recipients were randomly assigned to a group operated on with kidney surface cooling during implantation (ice bag technique, IBT group), and the other 23 recipients receiving the contralateral kidney from the same donor were operated on with a standard technique. Three consecutive kidney core biopsies were obtained during the transplantation procedure: after organ recovery, after cold ischemia and after reperfusion...
November 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800610/lipocalin-2-ngal-attenuates-autophagy-to-exacerbate-cardiac-apoptosis-induced-by-myocardial-ischemia
#7
Hye Kyoung Sung, Yee Kwan Chan, Meng Han, James Won Suk Jahng, Erfei Song, Danielson Eric, Thorsten Berger, Tak W Mak, Gary Sweeney
Lipocalin-2 (Lcn2; also termed neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL)) levels correlate positively with heart failure (HF) yet mechanisms via which Lcn2 contributes to the pathogenesis of HF remian unclear. In this study we used coronary artery ligation surgery to induce ischemia in wild type (wt) mice and this induced a significant increase in myocardial Lcn2. We then compared wt and Lcn2 knockout (KO) mice and observed that wt mice showed greater ischemia-induced caspase-3 activation and DNA damage measured by TUNEL than Lcn2KO mice...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796299/disposal-of-iron-by-a-mutant-form-of-lipocalin-2
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Jonathan Barasch, Maria Hollmen, Rong Deng, Eldad A Hod, Peter B Rupert, Rebecca J Abergel, Benjamin E Allred, Katherine Xu, Shaun F Darrah, Yared Tekabe, Alan Perlstein, Rebecca Wax, Efrat Bruck, Jacob Stauber, Kaitlyn A Corbin, Charles Buchen, Vesna Slavkovich, Joseph Graziano, Steven L Spitalnik, Guanhu Bao, Roland K Strong, Andong Qiu
Iron overload damages many organs. Unfortunately, therapeutic iron chelators also have undesired toxicity and may deliver iron to microbes. Here we show that a mutant form (K3Cys) of endogenous lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is filtered by the kidney but can bypass sites of megalin-dependent recapture, resulting in urinary excretion. Because K3Cys maintains recognition of its cognate ligand, the iron siderophore enterochelin, this protein can capture and transport iron even in the acidic conditions of urine. Mutant LCN2 strips iron from transferrin and citrate, and delivers it into the urine...
October 31, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793136/activation-of-innate-immune-genes-in-caprine-blood-leukocytes-after-systemic-endotoxin-challenge
#9
Øyvind Salvesen, Malin R Reiten, Peter M H Heegaard, Michael A Tranulis, Arild Espenes, Kerstin Skovgaard, Cecilie Ersdal
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a serious health problem associated with a range of infectious diseases in animals and humans. Early events of this syndrome can be mimicked by experimental administration of lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Compared with mice, small ruminants and humans are highly sensitive to LPS, making goats valuable in inflammatory models. We performed a longitudinal study in eight Norwegian dairy goats that received LPS (0.1 μg/kg, Escherichia coli O26:B6) intravenously. A control group of five goats received corresponding volumes of sterile saline...
October 28, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782193/lipocalin-2-lcn2-is-a-promising-target-for-cholangiocarcinoma-treatment-and-bile-lcn2-level-is-a-potential-cholangiocarcinoma-diagnostic-marker
#10
Kun-Chun Chiang, Ta-Sen Yeh, Ren-Chin Wu, Jong-Hwei S Pang, Chi-Tung Cheng, Shang-Yu Wang, Horng-Heng Juang, Chun-Nan Yeh
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a devastating disease due to resistance to traditional chemotherapies and radiotherapies. New therapeutic strategies against CCA are urgently needed. This study investigated the role of lipocalin-2 (LCN2) in human cholangiocarcinoma as a potential therapeutic target and diagnostic marker. So far, the role of LCN2 in cancer is still controversial and studies regarding the role of LCN2 in CCA are limited. LCN2 knockdown inhibited CCA cell growth in vitro and in vivo through induction of cell cycle arrest at G0/G1 phases and decreased metastatic potential due to repression of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
October 26, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734904/lipocalin-2-prevents-intestinal-inflammation-by-enhancing-phagocytic-bacterial-clearance-in-macrophages
#11
Takahiko Toyonaga, Minoru Matsuura, Kiyoshi Mori, Yusuke Honzawa, Naoki Minami, Satoshi Yamada, Taku Kobayashi, Toshifumi Hibi, Hiroshi Nakase
Lipocalin 2 (Lcn2), also called neutrophil gelatinase B-associated lipocalin (NGAL), is an anti-microbial peptide originally identified in neutrophil granules. Although Lcn2/NGAL expression is increased in the inflamed intestinal tissues of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, the role of Lcn2/NGAL in the development of intestinal inflammation remains unclear. Here we investigated the role of Lcn2/NGAL in intestinal inflammation using a spontaneous mouse colitis model, interleukin-10 knock out (IL-10 KO) mice...
October 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729871/lipocalin-2-lcn2-expression-in-hepatic-malfunction-and-therapy
#12
Anastasia Asimakopoulou, Sabine Weiskirchen, Ralf Weiskirchen
Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is a secreted protein that belongs to the Lipocalins, a group of transporters of small lipophilic molecules such as steroids, lipopolysaccharides, iron, and fatty acids in circulation. Two decades after its discovery and after a high variety of published findings, LCN2's altered expression has been assigned to critical roles in several pathological organ conditions, including liver injury and steatosis, renal damage, brain injury, cardiomyopathies, muscle-skeletal disorders, lung infection, and cancer in several organs...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714576/comparison-of-the-adipose-and-luminal-mammary-gland-compartment-as-orthotopic-inoculation-sites-in-a-4t1-based-immunocompetent-preclinical-model-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Jonas Steenbrugge, Koen Breyne, Sofie Denies, Melissa Dekimpe, Kristel Demeyere, Olivier De Wever, Peter Vermeulen, Steven Van Laere, Niek N Sanders, Evelyne Meyer
Breast tumorigenesis is classically studied in mice by inoculating tumor cells in the fat pad, the adipose compartment of the mammary gland. Alternatively, the mammary ducts, which constitute the luminal mammary gland compartment, also provide a suitable inoculation site to induce breast cancer in murine models. The microenvironments in these compartments influence tumor cell progression, yet this effect has not been investigated in an immunocompetent context. Here, we compared both mammary gland compartments as distinct inoculation sites, taking into account the immunological aspect by inoculating 4T1 tumor cells in immunocompetent mice...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696085/transcriptomic-effects-of-adenosine-2a-receptor-deletion-in-healthy-and-endotoxemic-murine-myocardium
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Kevin J Ashton, Melissa E Reichelt, S Jamal Mustafa, Bunyen Teng, Catherine Ledent, Lea M D Delbridge, Polly A Hofmann, R Ray Morrison, John P Headrick
Influences of adenosine 2A receptor (A2AR) activity on the cardiac transcriptome and genesis of endotoxemic myocarditis are unclear. We applied transcriptomic profiling (39 K Affymetrix arrays) to identify A2AR-sensitive molecules, revealed by receptor knockout (KO), in healthy and endotoxemic hearts. Baseline cardiac function was unaltered and only 37 A2AR-sensitive genes modified by A2AR KO (≥1.2-fold change, <5 % FDR); the five most induced are Mtr, Ppbp, Chac1, Ctsk and Cnpy2 and the five most repressed are Hp, Yipf4, Acta1, Cidec and Map3k2...
September 30, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641628/a-mouse-model-of-alcoholic-liver-fibrosis-associated-acute-kidney-injury-identifies-key-molecular-pathways
#15
Shinji Furuya, Grace A Chappell, Yasuhiro Iwata, Takeki Uehara, Yuki Kato, Hiroshi Kono, Ramon Bataller, Ivan Rusyn
Clinical data strongly indicate that acute kidney injury (AKI) is a critical complication in alcoholic hepatitis, an acute-on-chronic form of liver failure in patients with advanced alcoholic fibrosis. Development of targeted therapies for AKI in this setting is hampered by the lack of an animal model. To enable research into molecular drivers and novel therapies for fibrosis- and alcohol-associated AKI, we aimed to combine carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced fibrosis with chronic intra-gastric alcohol feeding...
November 1, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637888/mutant-p53-together-with-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-influence-organ-specific-hematogenous-colonization-patterns-of-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Yi Zhong, Anne M Macgregor-Das, Tyler Saunders, Martin Whittle, Alvin Makohon-Moore, Zachary Kohutek, Justin Poling, Brian Herbst, Breanna Javier, Leslie Cope, Steven D Leach, Sunil R Hingorani, Christine A Iacobuzio-Donahue
PURPOSE: TP53 and the TGFβ pathway are major mediators of pancreatic cancer metastasis. The mechanisms by which they cause hematogenous metastasis have not been fully explored. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: KPC (LSL-KRASG12D/+;LSL-Trp53R172H/+; Ptf1aCre/+) mice were generated and the frequency and morphology of organ-specific hematogenous metastases compared to that seen in KPTC and KTC littermates (Tgfbr2+/-). Key findings were validated in primary cells from each genotype and samples of human pancreatic cancer liver metastases...
September 16, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614682/a-rapid-and-highly-sensitive-immunoassay-format-for-human-lipocalin-2-using-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes
#17
Sandeep Kumar Vashist, John H T Luong
A sensitive and rapid sandwich immunoassay (IA) was developed for human lipocalin-2 (LCN2) by functionalizing a KOH-treated polystyrene microtiter plate with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) dispersed in 3-aminoproyltriethoxysilane (APTES). The significantly increased surface area due to the presence of MWCNTs led to a high immobilization density of 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC) activated anti-LCN2 capture antibodies (Ab). The anti-LCN2 Ab-bound MTPs were stable for 6 weeks when stored in 0...
September 3, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602760/lipocalin-2-over-expression-facilitates-progress-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-via-improving-androgen-receptor-transcriptional-activity
#18
Guanxiong Ding, Jianqing Wang, Chenchen Feng, Haowen Jiang, Jianfeng Xu, Qiang Ding
BACKGROUND: Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is the lethal phenotype of prostate cancer. Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is aberrantly expressed in many cancers including primary prostate cancer (PCa), but its role in CRPC has not been reported. RESULTS: LCN2 expression was upregulated in human primary PCa and CRPC tissues. Overexpression of LCN2 promoted C4-2B and 22RV1 cell proliferation while knockdown of LCN2 markedly inhibited C4-2B and 22RV1 cell growth. LCN2 overexpression led to increased AR downstream gene SLC45A3 without upregulating AR expression...
September 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592562/chronic-psychological-stress-and-high-fat-high-fructose-diet-disrupt-metabolic-and-inflammatory-gene-networks-in-the-brain-liver-and-gut-and-promote-behavioral-deficits-in-mice
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Maria Elizabeth de Sousa Rodrigues, Mandakh Bekhbat, Madelyn C Houser, Jianjun Chang, Douglas I Walker, Dean P Jones, Claudia M P Oller do Nascimento, Christopher J Barnum, Malú G Tansey
The mechanisms underlying the association between chronic psychological stress, development of metabolic syndrome (MetS), and behavioral impairment in obesity are poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of mild chronic psychological stress on metabolic, inflammatory, and behavioral profiles in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity. We hypothesized that (1) high-fat high-fructose diet (HFHF) and psychological stress would synergize to mediate the impact of inflammation on the central nervous system in the presence of behavioral dysfunction, and that (2) HFHF and stress interactions would impact insulin and lipid metabolism...
September 1, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592368/lipocalin-2-as-a-new-biomarker-for-fetal-lung-hypoplasia-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Hiroyuki Tsuda, Tomomi Kotani, Tomoko Nakano, Kenji Imai, Shima Hirako, Hua Li, Fumitaka Kikkawa
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) causes pulmonary hypoplasia, which are often fatal. We established a new biomarker for fetal lung hypoplasia in CDH. METHODS: We collected newborn lung tissue specimens at E21 from normal and nitrofen-induced CDH rats (administered 100mg orally at E9) and performed a microarray analysis and real-time PCR (RT-PCR). Sixty-three human amniotic fluid (AF) samples, including samples from isolated CDH cases (n=33) and Cesarean section (CS) cases without fetal complications (controls) (n=30), were obtained...
November 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
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