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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526405/hypoxia-inducible-factor-l%C3%AE-mediates-aggrecan-and-collagen-%C3%AE-expression-via-notch1-signaling-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells-during-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Zhuochao Liu, Changwei Li, Xiangchao Meng, Yunting Bai, Jin Qi, Jun Wang, Qi Zhou, Weibin Zhang, Xingkai Zhang
Although hypoxia-inducible factor-lα (HIF-lα) has been reported to have an important role in the metabolism and synthesis of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of nucleus pulposus cells (NPCs), the underlying mechanism has not been fully clarified. Here, we show for the first time that NOTCH1 expression is decreased in NPs isolated from degenerated human intervertebral discs (IVDs), as well as in the NPs of NP-specific HIF-1α(-/-) mice. Our study reveals that overexpression of HIF-1α leads to increased expression of NOTCH1, the NOTCH1 ligand JAGGED1, and its target gene hairy and enhancer of split-1 (HES1), while also upregulating collagen Π and aggrecan expression in human NPCs...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522881/notch-signaling-and-maintenance-of-sox2-expression-in-rat-anterior-pituitary-cells
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Khongorzul Batchuluun, Morio Azuma, Ken Fujiwara, Takashi Yashiro, Motoshi Kikuchi
After publication of reports describing the presence of stem/progenitor cells among non-hormone-producing cells in the pituitary, the mechanism responsible for proliferation and differentiation generated considerable interest. Several studies have suggested that Notch signaling is involved. In the present study, we examined the histochemical relationship between Notch signaling molecules and the transcription factor SOX2 in rat pituitary. Combined in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry showed that Notch2 mRNA and SOX2 were co-expressed at embryonic day 14...
April 27, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521301/activation-of-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-stat3-signaling-in-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc
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Carles Codony-Servat, Jordi Codony-Servat, Niki Karachaliou, Miguel Angel Molina, Imane Chaib, Jose Luis Ramirez, Maria de Los Llanos Gil, Flavio Solca, Trever G Bivona, Rafael Rosell
Gefitinib, erlotinib or afatinib are the current treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an activating mutation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), but less than 5% of patients achieve a complete response and the median progression-free survival is no longer than 12 months. Early adaptive resistance can occur as soon as two hours after starting treatment by activating signal transducer and activation of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling. We investigated the activation of STAT3 in a panel of gefitinib-sensitive EGFR mutant cell lines, and gefitinib-resistant PC9 cell lines developed in our laboratory...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511663/basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-reduces-scar-by-inhibiting-the-differentiation-of-epidermal-stem-cells-to-myofibroblasts-via-the-notch1-jagged1-pathway
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Peng Wang, Bin Shu, Yingbin Xu, Jiayuan Zhu, Jian Liu, Ziheng Zhou, Lei Chen, Jingling Zhao, Xusheng Liu, Shaohai Qi, Kun Xiong, Julin Xie
BACKGROUND: Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) plays an important role in promoting wound healing and reducing scar, but the possible molecular mechanisms are still unclear. Our previous studies have found that activating the Notch1/Jagged1 pathway can inhibit the differentiation of epidermal stem cells (ESCs) to myofibroblasts (MFB). Herein, we document that bFGF reduces scar by inhibiting the differentiation of ESCs to MFB via activating the Notch1/Jagged1 pathway. METHODS: In in-vitro study, ESCs were isolated from 10 neonatal SD rats (1-3 days old), cultured in keratinocyte serum-free medium, and divided into six groups: bFGF group, bFGF + SU5402 group, bFGF + DAPT group, siJagged1 group, bFGF + siJagged1 group, and control group...
May 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504119/the-ratio-of-1-3-linoleic-acid-to-alpha-linolenic-acid-is-optimal-for-oligodendrogenesis-of-embryonic-neural-stem-cells
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Hossein Hejr, Majid Ghareghani, Kazem Zibara, Maryam Ghafari, Farzad Sadri, Zinab Salehpour, Azadeh Hamedi, Koresh Negintaji, Hassan Azari, Amir Ghanbari
During neural development, embryonic neural stem cells (eNSCs) differentiate toward glial, oligodendrocytic, and neuronal cells. Dysregulation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) induce a wide range of neurological and developmental disorders. In this study, we investigated the effect of various concentrations and ratios of linoleic acid (LA) and alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which belong respectively to omega-6 and omega-3 PUFAs, on the proliferation and differentiation of eNSCs.Results showed that low (25 and 50μM) or high (100 and 200μM) concentrations of ALA, but not LA, and the ratio of 1:3 of LA/ALA significantly increased neurospheres size, frequency and cell numbers, in comparison to controls...
May 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493880/identifying-stochastic-oscillations-in-single-cell-live-imaging-time-series-using-gaussian-processes
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Nick E Phillips, Cerys Manning, Nancy Papalopulu, Magnus Rattray
Multiple biological processes are driven by oscillatory gene expression at different time scales. Pulsatile dynamics are thought to be widespread, and single-cell live imaging of gene expression has lead to a surge of dynamic, possibly oscillatory, data for different gene networks. However, the regulation of gene expression at the level of an individual cell involves reactions between finite numbers of molecules, and this can result in inherent randomness in expression dynamics, which blurs the boundaries between aperiodic fluctuations and noisy oscillators...
May 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482141/notch-pathway-is-active-during-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-induced-by-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields
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Leila Bagheri, Agnese Pellati, Paola Rizzo, Giorgio Aquila, Leo Massari, Monica De Mattei, Alessia Ongaro
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) have been used to treat bone diseases, particularly non-union healing. Although it is known that PEMFs promote the osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs), to date PEMF molecular mechanisms remain not clearly elucidated. The Notch signaling is a highly conserved pathway which regulates cell fate decisions and skeletal development. The aim of this study was to investigate if the known PEMF-induced osteogenic effects may involve the modulation of the Notch pathway...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472949/distinct-gene-expression-profiles-associated-with-notch-ligands-delta-like-4-and-jagged1-in-plaque-material-from-peripheral-artery-disease-patients-a-pilot-study
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Giorgio Aquila, Cinzia Fortini, Antonio Pannuti, Serena Delbue, Micaela Pannella, Marco Bruno Morelli, Cristiana Caliceti, Fausto Castriota, Monica de Mattei, Alessia Ongaro, Agnese Pellati, Pasquale Ferrante, Lucio Miele, Luigi Tavazzi, Roberto Ferrari, Paola Rizzo, Alberto Cremonesi
BACKGROUND: The lack of early diagnosis, progression markers and effective pharmacological treatment has dramatic unfavourable effects on clinical outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Addressing these issues will require dissecting the molecular mechanisms underlying this disease. We sought to characterize the Notch signaling and atherosclerosis relevant markers in lesions from femoral arteries of symptomatic PAD patients. METHODS: Plaque material from the common femoral, superficial femoral or popliteal arteries of 20 patients was removed by directional atherectomy...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464358/mir-1297-regulates-neural-stem-cell-differentiation-and-viability-through-controlling-hes1-expression
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Jiaolin Zheng, Dan Yi, Xiaodong Shi, Huaizhang Shi
OBJECTIVES: Neural stem cells (NSCs) are self-renewing, undifferentiated and multipotent precursors that can generate neuronal and glial lineages. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that act crucial roles in cell proliferation, differentiation and migration. However, the role of miR-1297 in the development of NSCs is still unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary NSCs were isolated from rat's embryos. The expression of miR-1297 and Hes1 were measured by qRT-PCR...
May 2, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464285/elimination-of-gpr146-mediated-antiviral-function-through-irf3-hes1-signaling-pathway
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Hongjun Huang, Na Zhang, Qingqing Xiong, Ruoyu Chen, Chengfei Zhang, Ning Wang, Li Wang, Hua Ren, Mingyao Liu, Min Qian, Bing Du
As the most important host defense against viral infection, interferon (IFN) stimulates hundreds of antiviral genes (ISGs) that together establish an "antiviral state". However, the antiviral function of most ISGs in viral infection still need further exploration. Here, we demonstrated that the expression of G-protein-coupled receptor 146 (GPR146) is highly increased by both IFN-β and IFN-γ in a STAT1-dependent signaling pathway. Most importantly, overexpression of GPR146 protects the host cells from Vesicular stomatitis virus and Newcastle disease virus infection but not Herpes simplex virus...
May 2, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451898/human-cytomegalovirus-infection-dysregulates-neural-progenitor-cell-fate-by-disrupting-hes1-rhythm-and-down-regulating-its-expression
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Xi-Juan Liu, Xuan Jiang, Sheng-Nan Huang, Jin-Yan Sun, Fei Zhao, Wen-Bo Zeng, Min-Hua Luo
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection is a leading cause of birth defects, primarily affecting the central nervous system and causing its maldevelopment. As the essential downstream effector of Notch signaling pathway, Hes1, and its dynamic expression, plays an essential role on maintaining neural progenitor /stem cells (NPCs) cell fate and fetal brain development. In the present study, we reported the first observation of Hes1 oscillatory expression in human NPCs, with an approximately 1.5 hour periodicity and a Hes1 protein half-life of about 17 (17...
April 24, 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436940/disruption-of-spatiotemporal-hypoxic-signaling-causes-congenital-heart-disease-in-mice
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Xuejun Yuan, Hui Qi, Xiang Li, Fan Wu, Jian Fang, Eva Bober, Gergana Dobreva, Yonggang Zhou, Thomas Braun
Congenital heart disease (CHD) represents the most prevalent inborn anomaly. Only a minority of CHD cases are attributed to genetic causes, suggesting a major role of environmental factors. Nonphysiological hypoxia during early pregnancy induces CHD, but the underlying reasons are unknown. Here, we have demonstrated that cells in the mouse heart tube are hypoxic, while cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) expressing islet 1 (ISL1) in the secondary heart field (SHF) are normoxic. In ISL1+ CPCs, induction of hypoxic responses caused CHD by repressing Isl1 and activating NK2 homeobox 5 (Nkx2...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431315/effects-of-pm2-5-exposure-on-the-notch-signaling-pathway-and-immune-imbalance-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Xing-Yu Gu, Xu Chu, Xiao-Li Zeng, Hai-Rong Bao, Xiao-Ju Liu
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is associated with T lymphocytes subset (Th1/Th2, Th17/Treg) imbalance. Notch signaling pathway plays a key role in the development of the adaptive immunity. The immune disorder induced by fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is related to COPD. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism by which PM2.5 influences the Notch signaling pathway leading to worsening immune disorder and accelerating COPD development. A COPD mouse model was established by cigarette smoke exposure...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428712/notch-signaling-mediated-by-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-pathway-in-concanavalin-a-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
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Yi Wang, Ruo-Wu Shen, Bing Han, Zhen Li, Le Xiong, Feng-Yu Zhang, Bei-Bei Cong, Bei Zhang
AIM: To explore the exact interaction between Notch and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling in liver fibrosis. METHODS: We established a rat model of liver fibrosis induced by concanavalin A. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from the modeled rats, and cultured with γ-secretase inhibitor DAPT and TGF-β inhibitor for 24 h. The mRNA levels of Notch and TGF-β signaling were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423742/novel-potential-predictive-markers-of-sunitinib-outcomes-in-long-term-responders-versus-primary-refractory-patients-with-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Javier Puente, Nuria Laínez, Marta Dueñas, María José Méndez-Vidal, Emilio Esteban, Daniel Castellano, Mónica Martinez-Fernández, Laura Basterretxea, María José Juan-Fita, Luis Antón, Luis León, Julio Lambea, Begoña Pérez-Valderrama, Sergio Vázquez, Cristina Suarez, Xavier Garcia Del Muro, Enrique Gallardo, José Pablo Maroto, M Luz Samaniego, Beatriz Suárez-Paniagua, Julián Sanz, Jesús M Paramio
BACKGROUND: Several potential predictive markers of efficacy of targeted agents in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) have been identified. Interindividual heterogeneity warrants further investigation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Multicenter, observational, retrospective study in patients with clear-cell mRCC treated with sunitinib. Patients were classified in two groups: long-term responders (LR) (progression-free survival (PFS)≥22 months and at least stable disease), and primary refractory (PR) (progressive disease within 3-months of sunitinib onset)...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423527/hes1-promotes-extracellular-matrix-protein-expression-and-inhibits-proliferation-and-migration-in-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells-under-oxidative-stress
#16
Linqi Xu, Yan Zhang, Ruru Guo, Wencui Shen, Yan Qi, Qingsong Wang, Zhenglong Guo, Chen Qi, Haifang Yin, Jiantao Wang
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. The most prevalent form of glaucoma is primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Oxidative stress is one of the major pathogenic factors of the POAG, and can elicit molecular and functional changes in trabecular meshwork cells, causing increased aqueous humor outflow resistance and elevated intraocular pressure. However, the regulatory mechanisms underlying oxidative stress-induced cell phenotypic changes remain elusive. Herein, we exposed primary human trabecular meshwork cells to the oxidative stress induced by 300 μM H2O2 for 2 h, and found significantly up-regulated expression of extracellular matrix proteins and a transcription factor, hairy and enhancer of split-1 (HES1)...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416750/annonaceous-acetogenins-mediated-up-regulation-of-notch2-exerts-growth-inhibition-in-human-gastric-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Yan Li, Jianbin Ye, Zhongbiao Chen, Junjie Wen, Fei Li, Pengpeng Su, Yanqing Lin, Bingxin Hu, Danlin Wu, Lijun Ning, Qi Xue, Hongxiang Gu, Yunshan Ning
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) is a global health problem because of limited treatments and poor prognosis. Annonaceous acetogenins (ACGs) has been reported to exert anti-tumorigenic effects in cancer, yet the mechanism underlying its effects on GC remains largely unknown. Notch signaling plays a critical role in cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Therefore, it may contribute to the development of GC. This study aims to explore the role of Notch2 in ACGs' activities in GC cells...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416482/notch1-signaling-regulates-self-renewal-and-platinum-chemoresistance-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yun Zhang, Wei Xu, Huiqin Guo, Yanmei Zhang, Yuexi He, Sau Har Lee, Xin Song, Xiaoyan Li, Yongqing Guo, Yunlong Zhao, Cheng Ding, Fei Ning, Yuanyuan Ma, Qun-Ying Lei, Xiaoyu Hu, Shengnan Li, Wei Guo
Cancer stem-like cells (CSC) are thought to drive tumor initiation, metastasis, relapse and therapeutic resistance, but their specific pathogenic characters in many cancers including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have yet to be well defined. Here we develop findings that the growth factor HGF promotes CSC sphere formation in NSCLC cell populations. In patient-derived sphere-forming assays (PD-SFA) with HGF, CD49f and CD104 were defined as novel markers of lung CSC (LCSC). In particular, we isolated a subpopulation of CD166(+)CD49f(hi)CD104(-)Lin(-) LCSC present in all human specimens of NSCLC examined, regardless of their histological subtypes or genetic driver mutations...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402575/impaired-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-the-conducting-airway-epithelium-associated-with-bronchiolitis-obliterans-after-sulfur-mustard-inhalation-injury-in-rats
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Matthew D McGraw, Jaqueline S Rioux, Rhonda B Garlick, Raymond C Rancourt, Carl W White, Livia A Veress
RationaleSulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent that causes chronic airway remodeling. The current study's objective was to assess for changes to the bronchiolar epithelium after SM exposure to explain its contribution to chronic airway remodeling.Materials and MethodsAdult male rats were exposed to a sub-lethal dose of SM inhalation (1.0 - 1.2 mg/kg) for 50 minutes. Histological sections of the bronchiolar epithelium were analyzed for changes using H&E, trichrome, and immunofluorescent staining for acetylated tubulin (AT) and club cell secretory protein (CCSP)...
April 11, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400072/notch-signaling-pathway-promotes-the-development-of-ovine-ovarian-follicular-granulosa-cells
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Jiongjie Jing, Xiaolong Jiang, Jianwei Chen, Xiaolei Yao, Miaomiao Zhao, Pengfei Li, Yangyang Pan, Youshe Ren, Wenzhong Liu, Lihua Lyu
The Notch signaling pathway regulates cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis involved in development of the organs and tissues such as nervous system, cartilage, lungs, kidneys and prostate as well as the ovarian follicles. This study aimed to investigate the mRNA expression and localization of NOTCH2, as the key factor in Notch signaling pathway. This was determined by PCR, real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry. Additionally, the effects of inhibiting Notch signaling pathway with different concentrations (5μM, 10μM and 20μM) of N-[N-(3, 5-Difuorophenacetyl)-l-alanyl]-S-phenylglycine t-butyl ester (DAPT), an inhibitor of Notch signaling pathway, on ovine granulosa cells was determined in vitro by detecting estradiol production using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and expressions of the genes related to the cell cycle and apoptosis using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
March 28, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
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