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Monica Raina, Amber M Bates, Carol L Fischer, Ann Progulske-Fox, Taher Abbasi, Shireen Vali, Kim A Brogden
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc- or calcium-dependent proteinases involved in normal maintenance of extracellular matrix. When elevated, they contribute to the tissue destruction seen in periodontal disease. Recently, we found that human beta defensin 3 (HBD3), a cationic antimicrobial peptide, alters chemokine and proinflammatory cytokine responses in human myeloid dendritic cells exposed to Porphyromonas gingivalis hemagglutinin B (HagB). In this study, the hypotheses that HagB induces MMP production in dendritic cells and that HBD3 mixed with HagB prior to treatment alters HagB-induced MMP profiles were tested...
March 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Adam D Hudgins, Cagdas Tazearslan, Archana Tare, Yizhou Zhu, Derek Huffman, Yousin Suh
Cellular senescence is a state of irreversible cellular growth arrest accompanied by distinct changes in gene expression and the acquisition of a complex proinflammatory secretory profile termed the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Senescent cells accumulate in aged tissues and contribute to age-related disease in mice. Increasing evidence that selective removal of senescent cells can ameliorate diseases of late life and extend lifespan in mice has given rise to the development of senolytics that target senescent cells as anti-aging therapeutics...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
Chang Liu, Congcong Zhang, Lixin Jia, Boya Chen, Luxin Liu, Jie Sun, Wenmei Zhang, Bin You, Yulin Li, Ping Li, Jie Du
Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD) is due to degeneration of the aorta and causes a high mortality rate, while molecular mechanisms for the development of TAAD are still not completely understood. In this study, 3-aminopropionitrile (BAPN) treatment was used to induce TAAD mouse model. Through transcriptome analysis, we found the expression levels of genes associated with interleukin-3 (IL-3) signaling pathway were upregulated during TAAD development in mouse, which were validated by real-time PCR...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
Xiwei Shan, Lyl Tomlinson, Qian Yang, Holly Colognato
The regulatory mechanisms that control neural stem cell (NSC) activation in the adult ventricular-subventricular zone (V-SVZ) stem cell niche have been the focus of intense investigation, yet how the niche first develops and organizes is poorly understood. Here, we examined matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) for potential roles in V-SVZ stem cell niche development. MMP12 was found to promote appropriate niche cellular arrangements, the formation of specialized niche extracellular matrix, and the translational planar cell polarity of ependymal cells that surround and support niche NSCs...
February 28, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
Daniela Schwotzer, Monika Niehof, Dirk Schaudien, Heiko Kock, Tanja Hansen, Clemens Dasenbrock, Otto Creutzenberg
BACKGROUND: Understanding the molecular mechanisms of nanomaterial interacting with cellular systems is important for appropriate risk assessment. The identification of early biomarkers for potential (sub-)chronic effects of nanoparticles provides a promising approach towards cost-intensive and animal consuming long-term studies. As part of a 90-day inhalation toxicity study with CeO2 NM-212 and BaSO4 NM-220 the present investigations on gene expression and immunohistochemistry should reveal details on underlying mechanisms of pulmonary effects...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Wei Hu, Yujia Ye, Yirui Yin, Peng Sang, Linhua Li, Jing Wang, Wen Wan, Rui Li, Xiangfeng Bai, Yuehui Xie, Zhaohui Meng
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an autoimmune disease triggered by acute rheumatic fever (ARF). Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role in the modulation of immune responses. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of MMP1, 3, and 12 promoter polymorphisms with RHD in a Han population in Southern China since the 3 genes are localized on the same chromosome and have a combined effect. METHODS: DNA samples were obtained from 90 adult patients with RHD and 90 control subjects...
February 20, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
Amanda Soler, Ian Hunter, Gregory Joseph, Rebecca Hutcheson, Brenda Hutcheson, Jenny Yang, Frank Fan Zhang, Sachindra Raj Joshi, Chastity Bradford, Katherine H Gotlinger, Rachana Maniyar, John R Falck, Spencer Proctor, Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Sachin A Gupte, Petra Rocic
Arterial stiffness plays a causal role in development of systolic hypertension. 20-hydroxyeicosatetraeonic acid (20-HETE), a cytochrome P450 (CYP450)-derived arachidonic acid metabolite, is known to be elevated in resistance arteries in hypertensive animal models and loosely associated with obesity in humans. However, the role of 20-HETE in the regulation of large artery remodeling in metabolic syndrome has not been investigated. We hypothesized that elevated 20-HETE in metabolic syndrome increases matrix metalloproteinase 12 (MMP12) activation leading to increased degradation of elastin, increased large artery stiffness and increased systolic blood pressure...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Zsuzsanna Ujfaludi, Agota Tuzesi, Hajnalka Majoros, Balint Rothler, Tibor Pankotai, Imre M Boros
Ultraviolet (UV) B radiation is a dangerous environmental stressor, which can lead to photoaging, inflammation, immune suppression and tumour formation. A recent report has shown the transcriptional activation of several skin-specific genes including matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) in response to UV irradiation. Here, we use a novel human keratinocyte model, HKerE6SFM, to demonstrate that UVB activates the transcription of most members of the 11q22.3 MMP gene cluster including MMP13, MMP12, MMP3, MMP1 and MMP10...
February 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Tanya Tacheva, Dimo Dimov, Elina Aleksandrova, Monika Bialecka, Maya Gulubova, Tatyana Vlaykova
A characteristic feature of inflamed lungs in bronchial asthma (BA) is airway remodeling. Due to limited information on this topic in the literature, we aimed to explore the possible role of polymorphisms in the promoter region of the macrophage elastase gene MMP12 82A>G (rs2276109) as a predisposing factor for BA in an ethnic Bulgarian population. Using restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of polymerase chain reaction-amplified fragments (PCR-RFLP), we performed genotype analysis of 58 patients and 119 control individuals...
January 30, 2018: Laboratory Medicine
Pavel Zhabyeyev, Subhash K Das, Ratnadeep Basu, Mengcheng Shen, Vaibhav B Patel, Zamaneh Kassiri, Gavin Y Oudit
Chronic iron-overload results in heart and liver diseases and is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with genetic hemochromatosis and secondary iron-overload. We investigated the role of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-3 (TIMP3) in iron-overload mediated tissue injury by subjecting male mice lacking Timp3 ( Timp3 -/- ) and wildtype (WT) mice to 12 weeks of chronic iron-overload. While iron-overload in the WT group developed diastolic dysfunction, iron-overloaded Timp3 -/- mice showed worsened cardiac dysfunction coupled with systolic dysfunction...
January 26, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Jay Luther, Manish Gala, Suraj J Patel, Maneesh Dave, Nynke Borren, Ramnik J Xavier, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan
BACKGROUND: While monoclonal antibodies against tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) are effective in treating Crohn's disease (CD), approximately one-third of patients lose response. The mechanisms underlying this loss of response remain elusive. AIM: We sought to determine if novel biological pathways, including TNFα-independent inflammatory pathways, emerge in those with loss of response to anti-TNFα. METHODS: Using RNA microarray technology in 28 patients with CD, we examined the colonic gene expression differences between those with active inflammation in the setting of loss of response to TNFα-antagonist therapy ("loss of responders") compared to anti-TNFα naïve patients with active inflammation and those on anti-TNF therapy in disease remission...
January 25, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Wenlong Cao, Weiyuan Wei, Zexu Zhan, Dongyi Xie, Yubo Xie, Qiang Xiao
Due to a lack of effective methods for early diagnosis, the majority of patients with gastric cancer (GC) are diagnosed during the late stages of the disease, which are often accompanied by metastasis. For these patients, despite being considered an important therapeutic modality in the treatment of cancer, chemotherapy is usually not effective due to multidrug resistance (MDR). The expression levels of MDR/metastasis‑associated genes are regulated by numerous microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs). The expression of miR-647 in GC tissues and SGC7901/VCR cell line (drug resistance to vincristine) was detected by qRT-PCR...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Mursalin M Anis, Natalia Krynetskaia, Zhigen Zhao, Evgeny Krynetskiy, Ahmed M S Soliman
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Despite wide adoption of strategies to prevent injury from prolonged intubation and tracheotomy, acquired laryngotracheal stenosis (ALTS) has not disappeared. ALTS' persistence may be due to patient factors that confer unique susceptibility for some. We sought to identify genetic markers in genes associated with wound healing that could be associated with ALTS. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: One hundred thirty-eight patients were recruited, 53 patients with ALTS and 85 control patients who underwent intubation or tracheotomy without evidence of ALTS...
November 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
Paulina A García-González, Katina Schinnerling, Alejandro Sepúlveda-Gutiérrez, Jaxaira Maggi, Ahmed M Mehdi, Hendrik J Nel, Bárbara Pesce, Milton L Larrondo, Octavio Aravena, María C Molina, Diego Catalán, Ranjeny Thomas, Ricardo A Verdugo, Juan C Aguillón
There is growing interest in the use of tolerogenic dendritic cells (tolDCs) as a potential target for immunotherapy. However, the molecular bases that drive the differentiation of monocyte-derived DCs (moDCs) toward a tolerogenic state are still poorly understood. Here, we studied the transcriptional profile of moDCs from healthy subjects, modulated with dexamethasone (Dex) and activated with monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA), referred to as Dex-modulated and MPLA-activated DCs (DM-DCs), as an approach to identify molecular regulators and pathways associated with the induction of tolerogenic properties in tolDCs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Sofia Björnfot Holmström, Reuben Clark, Stephanie Zwicker, Daniela Bureik, Egle Kvedaraite, Eric Bernasconi, Anh Thu Nguyen Hoang, Gunnar Johannsen, Benjamin J Marsland, Elisabeth A Boström, Mattias Svensson
Irreversible tissue recession in chronic inflammatory diseases is associated with dysregulated immune activation and production of tissue degradative enzymes. In this study, we identified elevated levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-12 in gingival tissue of patients with the chronic inflammatory disease periodontitis (PD). The source of MMP12 was cells of monocyte origin as determined by the expression of CD14, CD68, and CD64. These MMP12-producing cells showed reduced surface levels of the coinhibitory molecule CD200R...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Lelia Lavalett, Hector Rodriguez, Hector Ortega, Wolfgang Sadee, Larry S Schlesinger, Luis F Barrera
Alveolar macrophages (AMs) are major targets of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, critical during the progression of active tuberculosis (TB). The complex immunopathology of TB generates diverse microenvironments in the lung, which shape immune responses by AMs. In the current study, we perform whole genome microarray transcriptional profiling on RNA isolated from AMs from TB patients (AMsTB) compared to AMs from control subjects (AMsCT) using bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Our hypothesis was that systemic effects on the local lung microenvironment during TB affect the transcriptional response of AMsTB...
December 2017: Tuberculosis
Yuka Asai, Aida Eslami, C Dorien van Ginkel, Loubna Akhabir, Ming Wan, George Ellis, Moshe Ben-Shoshan, David Martino, Manuel A Ferreira, Katrina Allen, Bruce Mazer, Hans de Groot, Nicolette W de Jong, Roy N Gerth van Wijk, Anthony E J Dubois, Rick Chin, Steven Cheuk, Joshua Hoffman, Eric Jorgensen, John S Witte, Ronald B Melles, Xiumei Hong, Xiaobin Wang, Jennie Hui, Arthur W Bill Musk, Michael Hunter, Alan L James, Gerard H Koppelman, Andrew J Sandford, Ann E Clarke, Denise Daley
BACKGROUND: Peanut allergy (PA) is a complex disease with both environmental and genetic risk factors. Previously PA loci were identified in FLG and HLA in candidate gene studies, and loci in HLA in a genome-wide association study and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate genetic susceptibility to PA. METHODS: Eight hundred and fifty cases and 926 hyper-controls and >7.8 million genotyped and imputed single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were analyzed in a genome-wide association study to identify susceptibility variants for PA in the Canadian population...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Ursula Hiden, Christian P Eyth, Alejandro Majali-Martinez, Gernot Desoye, Carmen Tam-Amersdorfer, Berthold Huppertz, Nassim Ghaffari Tabrizi-Wizsy
During first trimester pregnancy, trophoblast cells invade from the placenta into the maternal decidua where they anchor the placenta and remodel luminal structures like spiral arteries. This process depends on proteases secreted by invading trophoblasts, which degrade extracellular matrix (ECM). We here aimed to identify proteases particularly important for trophoblast invasion. We generated a list of proteases capable of degrading decidual ECM and trophoblast integrins using MEROPS database and compared expression of these proteases between primary trophoblasts isolated from first trimester placenta (FT, n = 3), representing an invasive phenotype, vs trophoblasts isolated from term pregnancy (TT, n = 3), representing a non-invasive trophoblast phenotype...
January 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
Jing Wang, Guoqing Wei, Wei Hu, Linhua Li, Yujia Ye, Huawei Wang, Wen Wan, Rui Li, Longjun Li, Linling Ma, Zhaohui Meng
Matrix metalloproteinases-12 (MMP12) can lead to degradation of elastin resulting in plaque destabilization and rupture. MMP12 also facilitates platelet aggregation, adhesion, and granule secretion. However, evidence in the literature related to the function of MMP12 in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is little. This study investigated the expression of MMP12 in human coronary thrombus and examined the relationship between plasma MMP12 and STEMI.Arterial plasma was obtained from 46 STEMI patients and 52 stable angina pectoris (SAP) patients and 30 controls with angiographically normal coronary arteries...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xu-Ming Zhu, Wei-Feng Sun
BACKGROUND: Published data on the relationship between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) polymorphisms and ovarian cancer risk have implicated inconclusive results. To evaluate the role of MMPs polymorphisms in ovarian cancer risk, a meta-analysis and systematic review were performed. METHODS: MMPs polymorphisms which could be quantitatively synthesized were involved in meta-analysis. Five comparison models (homozygote model, heterozygote model, dominant model, recessive model, additive model) were carried out, a subgroup analysis was performed to clarify heterogeneity source...
2017: PloS One
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