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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645103/colxv-promotes-adipocyte-differentiation-via-inhibiting-dna-methylation-and-camp-pka-pathway-in-mice
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Guannv Liu, Meihang Li, Yatao Xu, Song Wu, Muhammad Saeed, Chao Sun
Extracellular matrix (ECM), as an essential component of adipose tissue, not only provides mechanical support for adipocyte growth, but also participates in ECM-adipocyte communication via various secreted proteins, including highly enriched collagens. Collagen XV (ColXV) is a secreted non-fibrillar collagen within ECM Basement Membrane (BM) zones and well recognized as a tumor suppressor. However, the role of ColXV in adipose tissue is still unknown. In this study, high fat diet (HFD) fed mice were used as obese model, in which we deeply investigated the interaction between ColXV and adipocyte differentiation or adipose metabolism...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634933/3d-cell-culture-in-interpenetrating-networks-of-alginate-and-rbm-matrix
#2
Katrina Wisdom, Ovijit Chaudhuri
Altered tissue mechanical properties have been implicated in many key physiological and pathological processes. Hydrogel-based materials systems, made with native extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, nonnative biopolymers, or synthetic polymers are often used to study these processes in vitro in 3D cell culture experiments. However, each of these materials systems present major limitations when used in mechanobiological studies. While native ECM-based hydrogels may enable good recapitulation of physiological behavior, the mechanics of these hydrogels are often manipulated by increasing or decreasing the protein concentration...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633965/phosphoproteome-analysis-reveals-a-critical-role-for-hedgehog-signalling-in-osteoblast-morphological-transitions
#3
Ariane Marumoto, Renato Milani, Rodrigo A da Silva, Célio Junior da Costa Fernandes, José Mauro Granjeiro, Carmen V Ferreira, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Willian F Zambuzzi
The reciprocal and adaptive interactions between cells and substrates governing morphological transitions in the osteoblast compartment remain largely obscure. Here we show that osteoblast cultured in basement membrane matrix (Matrigel™) exhibits significant morphological changes after ten days of culture, and we decided to exploit this situation to investigate the molecular mechanisms responsible for guiding osteoblast morphological transitions. As almost all aspects of cellular physiology are under control of kinases, we generated more or less comprehensive cellular kinome profiles employing PepChip peptide arrays that contain over 1000 consensus substrates of kinase peptide...
June 17, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632965/frequent-col4-mutations-in-familial-microhematuria-accompanied-by-later-onset-alport-nephropathy-due-to-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
#4
Louiza Papazachariou, Gregory Papagregoriou, Despina Hadjipanagi, Panagiota Demosthenous, Konstantinos Voskarides, Constantina Koutsofti, Kostas Stylianou, Petros Ioannou, Dimitris Xydakis, Ioannis Tzanakis, Antonia Papadaki, Nicolaos Kallivretakis, Nicolaos Nikolakakis, Garyfalia Perysinaki, Daniel P Gale, Athanasios Diamantopoulos, Pavlos Goudas, Dimitris Goumenos, Andreas Soloukides, Ioannis Boletis, Christina Melexopoulou, Eleni Georgaki, Elena Frysira, Fifi Komianou, Dimitrios Grekas, Christos Paliouras, Polichronis Alivanis, George Vergoulas, Alkis Pierides, Eugenios Daphnis, Constantinos Deltas
Familial microscopic hematuria (FMH) is associated with a genetically heterogeneous group of conditions including the collagen-IV nephropathies, the heritable C3/CFHR5 nephropathy and the glomerulopathy with fibronectin deposits. The clinical course varies widely, ranging from isolated benign familial hematuria to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) later in life. We investigated 24 families using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for five genes: COL4A3, COL4A4, COL4A5, CFHR5 and FN1. In 17 families (71%), we found 15 pathogenic mutations in COL4A3/A4/A5, nine of them novel...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630410/investigating-the-life-expectancy-and-proteolytic-degradation-of-engineered-skeletal-muscle-biological-machines
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Caroline Cvetkovic, Meghan C Ferrall-Fairbanks, Eunkyung Ko, Lauren Grant, Hyunjoon Kong, Manu O Platt, Rashid Bashir
A combination of techniques from 3D printing, tissue engineering and biomaterials has yielded a new class of engineered biological robots that could be reliably controlled via applied signals. These machines are powered by a muscle strip composed of differentiated skeletal myofibers in a matrix of natural proteins, including fibrin, that provide physical support and cues to the cells as an engineered basement membrane. However, maintaining consistent results becomes challenging when sustaining a living system in vitro...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625845/injury-and-defective-regeneration-of-the-epithelial-basement-membrane-in-corneal-fibrosis-a-paradigm-for-fibrosis-in-other-organs
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Steven E Wilson, Gustavo K Marino, Andre A M Torricelli, Carla S Medeiros
Myofibroblast-mediated fibrosis is important in the pathophysiology of diseases in most organs. The cornea, the transparent anterior wall of the eye that functions to focus light on the retina, is commonly affected by fibrosis and provides an optimal model due to its simplicity and accessibility. Severe injuries to the cornea, including infection, surgery, and trauma, may trigger the development of myofibroblasts and fibrosis in the normally transparent connective tissue stroma. Ultrastructural studies have demonstrated that defective epithelial basement membrane (EBM) regeneration after injury underlies the development of myofibroblasts from both bone marrow- and keratocyte-derived precursor cells in the cornea...
June 15, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623863/linear-immunoglobulin-a-g-bullous-dermatosis-associated-with-ulcerative-colitis
#7
Asuka Onoe, Daisuke Matsuura, Tadashi Terui, Norito Ishii, Takashi Hashimoto, Toyoko Ochiai
Linear immunoglobulin (Ig)A/G bullous dermatosis (LAGBD) is an autoimmune bullous disease characterized by formation of subepidermal blisters and linear deposition of IgA and IgG antibodies along the basement membrane zone (BMZ). The association between linear IgA bullous dermatosis and ulcerative colitis (UC) is well recognized, but reports of UC-associated LAGBD are lacking. We have reported a 24-year-old man suffering from LAGBD associated with UC, which occurred before exacerbations of skin rash. A skin biopsy indicated a subepidermal blister with an infiltration of primarily neutrophils and eosinophils in the dermis...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618253/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-signaling-promotes-repair-of-the-alveolar-epithelium-after-acute-lung-injury
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Jazalle McClendon, Nicole L Jansing, Elizabeth F Redente, Aneta Gandjeva, Yoko Ito, Sean P Colgan, Aftab Ahmad, David W H Riches, Harold A Chapman, Robert J Mason, Rubin M Tuder, Rachel L Zemans
During acute respiratory distress syndrome, epithelial cells, primarily alveolar type (AT) I cells, die and slough off the basement membrane, resulting in enhanced permeability. ATII cells proliferate and spread onto the denuded basement membrane to reseal the barrier. Repair of the alveolar epithelium is critical for clinical recovery; however, the mechanisms underlying ATII cell proliferation and spreading are not well understood. We hypothesized that hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)1α promotes proliferation and spreading of ATII cells during repair after lung injury...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615711/identification-and-characterization-of-a-rich-population-of-cd34-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-in-human-parotid-sublingual-and-submandibular-glands
#9
Padma Priya Togarrati, Robson T Sasaki, Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, Nuntana Dinglasan, Xutao Deng, Shivani Desai, Elaine Emmerson, Elizabeth Yee, William R Ryan, Marcelo C P da Silva, Sarah M Knox, Satish K Pillai, Marcus O Muench
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) play crucial roles in maintaining tissue homeostasis during physiological turnovers and injuries. Very little is known about the phenotype, distribution and molecular nature of MSCs in freshly isolated human salivary glands (SGs) as most reports have focused on the analysis of cultured MSCs. Our results demonstrate that the cell adhesion molecule CD34 was widely expressed by the MSCs of human major SGs, namely parotid (PAG), sublingual (SLG) and submandibular (SMG) glands...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615322/in-vivo-manipulation-of-the-extracellular-matrix-induces-vascular-regression-in-a-basal-chordate
#10
Delany Rodriguez, Brian P Braden, Scott W Boyer, Daryl A Taketa, Leah Setar, Chris Calhoun, Alessandro Di Maio, Adam Langenbacher, Megan T Valentine, Anthony W De Tomaso
We investigated the physical role of the extracellular matrix in vascular homeostasis in the basal chordate Botryllus schlosseri, which has a large, transparent extracorporeal vascular network encompassing areas >100 cm(2) We found that the collagen crosslinking enzyme lysyl oxidase is expressed in all vascular cells, and that in vivo inhibition using ß-aminopropionitrile (BAPN) caused a rapid, global regression of the entire network, with some vessels regressing >10 mm within 16 hours. BAPN treatment changed the ultrastructure of collagen fibers in the vessel basement membrane, and the kinetics of regression were dose-dependent...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613962/significant-association-between-renal-function-and-area-of-amyloid-deposition-in-kidney-biopsy-specimens-in-both-aa-amyloidosis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-al-amyloidosis
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Takeshi Kuroda, Naohito Tanabe, Eriko Hasegawa, Ayako Wakamatsu, Yukiko Nozawa, Hiroe Sato, Takeshi Nakatsue, Yoko Wada, Yumi Ito, Naofumi Imai, Mitsuhiro Ueno, Masaaki Nakano, Ichiei Narita
The kidney is a major target organ for systemic amyloidosis, which results in proteinuria and an elevated serum creatinine level. The clinical manifestations and precursor proteins of amyloid A (AA) and light-chain (AL) amyloidosis are different, and the renal damage due to amyloid deposition also seems to differ. The purpose of this study was to clarify haw the difference in clinical features between AA and AL amyloidosis are explained by the difference in the amount and distribution of amyloid deposition in the renal tissues...
June 14, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609645/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-il-17a-activation-induces-pericyte-mediated-basement-membrane-remodeling-in-human-neutrophilic-dermatoses
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Holly M Lauridsen, Amanda S Pellowe, Anand Ramanathan, Rebecca Liu, Kathryn Miller-Jensen, Jennifer M McNiff, Jordan S Pober, Anjelica L Gonzalez
Sweet syndrome is a prototypical neutrophilic dermatosis, a class of inflammatory diseases marked by elevated levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and IL-17A, pathologic neutrophil recruitment, and microvascular remodeling. Histologic analyses of four matrix proteins-collagen I and IV, laminin, and fibronectin-in the skin biopsies of patients with Sweet syndrome reveal that the basement membrane of dermal postcapillary venules undergoes changes in structure and composition. Increased neutrophil recruitment in vivo was associated with increases in collagen IV, decreases in laminin, and varied changes in fibronectin...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607473/cycles-of-vascular-plexus-formation-within-the-nephrogenic-zone-of-the-developing-mouse-kidney
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David A D Munro, Peter Hohenstein, Jamie A Davies
The renal vasculature is required for blood filtration, blood pressure regulation, and pH maintenance, as well as other specialised kidney functions. Yet, despite its importance, many aspects of its development are poorly understood. To provide a detailed spatiotemporal analysis of kidney vascularisation, we collected images of embryonic mouse kidneys at various developmental time-points. Here we describe the first stages of kidney vascularisation and demonstrate that polygonal networks of vessels (endothelial plexuses) form in cycles at the periphery of the kidney...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605575/bullous-pemphigoid-and-chronic-kidney-graft-rejection
#14
F Rosique López, A Martínez Losa, P Sánchez-Pedreño Guillén, N Ishii, T Hashimoto, P Martínez García
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a disease caused by antibodies against components of the basement membrane, mainly two proteins: BP180 and BP230. We present two cases of BP related to chronic renal rejection. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604702/isdot-in-situ-decellularization-of-tissues-for-high-resolution-imaging-and-proteomic-analysis-of-native-extracellular-matrix
#15
Alejandro E Mayorca-Guiliani, Chris D Madsen, Thomas R Cox, Edward R Horton, Freja A Venning, Janine T Erler
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a master regulator of cellular phenotype and behavior. It has a crucial role in both normal tissue homeostasis and disease pathology. Here we present a fast and efficient approach to enhance the study of ECM composition and structure. Termed in situ decellularization of tissues (ISDoT), it allows whole organs to be decellularized, leaving native ECM architecture intact. These three-dimensional decellularized tissues can be studied using high-resolution fluorescence and second harmonic imaging, and can be used for quantitative proteomic interrogation of the ECM...
June 12, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602848/diabetic-hepatosclerosis-true-clinical-entity-or-ghost-disease
#16
REVIEW
Natalia G Vallianou, Christos Kazazis, George Ioannidis
Diabetic hepatosclerosis is a novel entity that has recently been introduced by reviewing archived liver biopsies as a non-cirrhotic form of peri-sinusoidal fibrosis with basement membrane formation. Diabetic hepatosclerosis is usually characterized by an indolent clinical course. Serum aminotransferase levels are normal or minimally elevated, but elevated alkaline phosphatase levels is usually present. Clinically relevant to DH is the co-existence of other diabetic microvascular complications in the same patient, such as ESRD on long-term dialysis or renal transplantation, retinopathy, or neuropathy...
June 3, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602810/apheresis-to-treat-systemic-vasculitis
#17
Julie Moussi-Frances, Marion Sallée, Noémie Jourde-Chiche
Apheresis has been used in the treatment of severe systemic vasculitides, in conjunction with immunosuppressive therapies, for over 40 years. The aim is to rapidly remove autoantibodies or circulating immune complexes from the plasma. The two main indications at present are vasculitis associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) manifesting as severe renal involvement and/or intraalveolar hemorrhage and antiglomerular basement membrane disease (Goodpasture syndrome). The ongoing PLEXIVAS randomized controlled trial is assessing plasmapheresis to treat ANCA-associated vasculitis with or without severe renal involvement or intraalveolar hemorrhage...
June 7, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598061/bullous-pemphigoid-as-a-harbinger-of-metastatic-cholangiocarcinoma-a-rarity
#18
Sumeet Prakash Mirgh, Yash B Jobanputra, Purva Sharma, Vikas A Mishra, Virti D Shah, Akhilesh Sharma
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune blistering disorder of the skin first described in 1953. A decade later, antibodies were described targeting the cutaneous basement membrane zone. The association of Bullous pemphigoid with malignancy is debatable1 but reported in many case reports.2-6 We report a 79 year old male with cholangiocarcinoma that presented with bullous pemphigoid as a paraneoplastic phenomenon.
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597962/an-unusual-clinical-presentation-of-lupus-erythematosus-tumidus-localized-on-the-thigh
#19
T Hashimoto, Y Kawakami, H Wakabayashi, W Oda, T Hamada, H Doi, Y Aoyama, K Iwatsuki
A 44-year-old woman with seronegative polyarthritis presented with a 2-year history of a solitary, bluish-red, oedematous, nonscaly, annular and partially reticulated macule on her right thigh. Histopathological findings revealed perivascular and periadnexal lymphocytic infiltrate in the dermis. Alcian blue and colloidal iron stains highlighted mucinous deposit in the upper and mid dermis. Direct immunofluorescence showed a linear deposit of IgG and C3 along the basement membrane zone. Antinuclear antibody was positive at a titre of 1 : 80, with homogenous and speckled patterns...
June 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597189/a-podocyte-view-of-membranous-nephropathy-from-heymann-nephritis-to-the-childhood-human-disease
#20
REVIEW
Pierre Ronco, Hanna Debiec
Membranous nephropathy (MN) is characterized by an accumulation of immune deposits on the subepithelial side of the glomerular basement membrane, which results in complement activation and proteinuria. Since 2002, several major antigens of the podocyte have been identified in human MN, the first one being neutral endopeptidase (NEP), the alloantigen involved in neonatal cases of MN that occur in newborns from NEP-deficient mothers. This discovery opened the field to the major advances that have occurred since then in the pathophysiology and treatment of MN...
June 8, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
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