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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449573/a-case-of-ruptured-hepatic-angiomyolipoma-in-a-young-male
#1
Sun Hwa Kim, Tae Wook Kang, Kyunghee Lim, Hyun Sung Joh, Jiseok Kang, Dong Hyun Sinn
A 31-year-old male visited a local hospital due to sudden-onset severe abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a solid cystic mass with a size of approximately 12 cm and exhibiting both hemorrhage and fluid collection in the pelvic cavity. Emergency angiography and embolization were performed, and a large hepatic tumor was subsequently surgically resected. The tumor cells stained positive for human melanoma black-45 and smooth-muscle actin, and the pathologic diagnosis was hepatic angiomyolipoma...
April 28, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449397/differential-proteome-profiling-in-the-hippocampus-of-amnesic-mice
#2
Meghraj Singh Baghel, Mahendra Kumar Thakur
Amnesia or memory loss is associated with brain aging and several neurodegenerative pathologies including Alzheimer's disease (AD). This can be induced by a cholinergic antagonist scopolamine, but the underlying molecular mechanism is poorly understood. The present study of proteome profiling in the hippocampus could provide conceptual insights into the molecular mechanisms involved in amnesia. To reveal this, mice were administered scopolamine to induce amnesia and memory impairment was validated by novel object recognition test...
April 27, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449083/proteomic-response-to-linoleic-acid-hydroperoxide-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#3
Patrick J O'Doherty, Alamgir Khan, Adam J Johnson, Peter J Rogers, Trevor D Bailey, Ming J Wu
Yeast AP-1 transcription factor (Yap1p) and the enigmatic oxidoreductases Oye2p and Oye3p are involved in counteracting lipid oxidants and their unsaturated breakdown products. In order to uncover the response to linoleic acid hydroperoxide (LoaOOH) and the roles of Oye2p, Oye3p, and Yap1p, we carried out proteomic analysis of the homozygous deletion mutants oye3Δ, oye2Δ, and yap1Δ alongside the diploid parent strain BY4743. The findings demonstrate that deletion of YAP1 narrowed the response to LoaOOH, as the number of proteins differentially expressed in yap1Δ was 70% of that observed in BY4743...
April 25, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448922/affine-and-non-affine-deformations-quantified-in-cytoskeletal-networks-through-three-dimensional-form-finding-model
#4
Yifan Wang, Jinghai Gong, Denis Wirtz, Benjamin W Schafer
Actin filaments and cross-linkers are main components of cytoskeletal networks in eukaryotic cells, and they support bending moments and axial forces respectively. A three-dimensional form-finding model is proposed in this work to investigate affine and non-affine deformations in cytoskeletal networks. In recent studies, modeling of cytoskeletal networks turns out to be a key piece in the cell mechanics puzzle. We used form-finding analysis to compute and analyze cytoskeletal models. A three-dimensional model is much more flexible and contains more elements than a two-dimensional model, and non-linear finite element analysis is difficult to converge...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448920/the-effect-of-equiaxial-stretching-on-the-osteogenic-differentiation-and-mechanical-properties-of-human-adipose-stem-cells
#5
Sanni Virjula, Feihu Zhao, Joni Leivo, Sari Vanhatupa, Joose Kreutzer, Ted J Vaughan, Anna-Maija Honkala, Marlitt Viehrig, Conleth A Mullen, Pasi Kallio, Laoise M McNamara, Susanna Miettinen
Although mechanical cues are known to affect stem cell fate and mechanobiology, the significance of such stimuli on the osteogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASCs) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of long-term mechanical stimulation on the attachment, osteogenic differentiation and mechanical properties of hASCs. Tailor-made, pneumatic cell stretching devices were used to expose hASCs to cyclic equiaxial stretching in osteogenic medium. Cell attachment and focal adhesions were visualised using immunocytochemical vinculin staining on days 3 and 6, and the proliferation and alkaline phosphatase activity, as a sign of early osteogenic differentiation, were analysed on days 0, 6 and 10...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448670/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-the-filtration-bleb-maintaining-effects-of-suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-saha
#6
Akiko Futakuchi, Toshihiro Inoue, Tomokazu Fujimoto, Utako Kuroda, Miyuki Inoue-Mochita, Eri Takahashi, Saori Ohira, Hidenobu Tanihara
Purpose: Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) has been shown to support the maintenance of experimental filtration blebs in animal models. This study was performed to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the bleb-maintaining effects of SAHA in modulating wound healing activities of conjunctival fibroblasts. Methods: Human conjunctival fibroblasts (HConFs) were pretreated with SAHA before treatment with TGF-β2. Microarray-based screening was used to investigate the gene expression profiles...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448606/a-feeding-protocol-for-delivery-of-agents-to-assess-development-in-varroa-mites
#7
Ana R Cabrera, Paul D Shirk, Peter E A Teal
A novel feeding protocol for delivery of bio-active agents to Varroa mites was developed by providing mites with honey bee larva hemolymph supplemented with cultured insect cells and selected materials delivered on a fibrous cotton substrate. Mites were starved, fed on treated hemolymph to deliver selected agents and then returned to bee larvae. Transcript levels of two reference genes, actin and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), as well as for nine selected genes involved in reproductive processes showed that the starvation and feeding protocol periods did not pose a high level of stress to the mites as transcript levels remained comparable between phoretic mites and those completing the protocol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448522/nestin-expression-is-upregulated-in-the-fibrotic-rat-heart-and-is-localized-in-collagen-expressing-mesenchymal-cells-and-interstitial-cd31-cells
#8
Vanessa Hertig, Kim Tardif, Marc Andre Meus, Natacha Duquette, Louis Villeneuve, Fanny Toussaint, Jonathan Ledoux, Angelino Calderone
Renal and lung fibrosis was characterized by the accumulation of collagen-immunoreactive mesenchymal cells expressing the intermediate filament protein nestin. The present study tested the hypothesis that nestin expression was increased in the hypertrophied/fibrotic left ventricle of suprarenal abdominal aorta constricted adult male Sprague-Dawley rats and induced in ventricular fibroblasts by pro-fibrotic peptide growth factors. Nestin protein levels were upregulated in the pressure-overloaded left ventricle and expression positively correlated with the rise of mean arterial pressure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448495/dysregulation-of-inf2-mediated-mitochondrial-fission-in-spop-mutated-prostate-cancer
#9
Xiaofeng Jin, Jie Wang, Kun Gao, Pingzhao Zhang, Longfang Yao, Yan Tang, Lisha Tang, Jian Ma, Jiantao Xiao, Enceng Zhang, Jie Zhu, Bin Zhang, Shi-Min Zhao, Yao Li, Shancheng Ren, Haojie Huang, Long Yu, Chenji Wang
Next-generation sequencing of the exome and genome of prostate cancers has identified numerous genetic alternations. SPOP (Speckle-type POZ Protein) was one of the most frequently mutated genes in primary prostate cancer, suggesting SPOP is a potential driver of prostate cancer development and progression. However, how SPOP mutations contribute to prostate cancer pathogenesis remains poorly understood. SPOP acts as an adaptor protein of the CUL3-RBX1 E3 ubiquitin ligase complex that generally recruits substrates for ubiquitination and subsequent degradation...
April 27, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448446/renalase-protects-against-renal-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-activation-of-the-erk-signaling-pathways
#10
Yiru Wu, Liyan Wang, Dai Deng, Qidong Zhang, Wenhu Liu
Renal interstitial fibrosis is a common pathway for the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) to end-stage renal disease. Renalase, acting as a signaling molecule, has been reported to have cardiovascular and renal protective effects. However, its role in renal fibrosis remains unknown. In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of renalase in rats with complete unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and examined the inhibitory effects of renalase on transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in human proximal renal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448101/actinic-keratosis-a-chronic-progressive-disease-understanding-clinical-gaps-to-optimise-patient-management
#11
Rino Cerio, Thomas Dirschka, Brigitte Dréno, Ignasi Figueras Nart, John T Lear, Giovanni Pellacani, Ketty Peris, Andrés Ruiz de Casas
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April 27, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448008/a-protocol-for-using-f%C3%A3-rster-resonance-energy-transfer-fret-force-biosensors-to-measure-mechanical-forces-across-the-nuclear-linc-complex
#12
Paul T Arsenovic, Kranthidhar Bathula, Daniel E Conway
The LINC complex has been hypothesized to be the critical structure that mediates the transfer of mechanical forces from the cytoskeleton to the nucleus. Nesprin-2G is a key component of the LINC complex that connects the actin cytoskeleton to membrane proteins (SUN domain proteins) in the perinuclear space. These membrane proteins connect to lamins inside the nucleus. Recently, a Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)-force probe was cloned into mini-Nesprin-2G (Nesprin-TS (tension sensor)) and used to measure tension across Nesprin-2G in live NIH3T3 fibroblasts...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447903/low-grade-sinonasal-sarcoma-with-neural-and-myogenic-features-a-recently-discovered-entity-with-unique-features-and-diagnostic-challenge
#13
Meriam Triki, Lobna Ayadi
Low-grade sinonasal sarcoma with neural and myogenic features is an entity recently described in the literature. Little is known about its etiopathogenesis, natural history, or optimal treatment. In fact, it has relatively unique findings: it has a distinctive cytogenetic signature, and it expresses both smooth muscle actin and S100 protein. However, its diagnosis is challenging on biopsies showing negative staining for these 2 markers. The differential diagnoses include fibrosarcoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, and other benign and malignant lesions...
May 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447897/specific-hepatic-stellate-cell-penetrating-peptide-targeted-delivery-of-a-kla-peptide-reduces-collagen-accumulation-by-inducing-apoptosis
#14
Zhengrong Guo, Dong Li, Huanyan Peng, Jiwen Kang, Xiaoyu Jiang, Xiaoli Xie, Dianxing Sun, Huijing Jiang
Liver fibrosis is an aberrant wound-healing process to chronic hepatic inflammation and is characterized by excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) that is produced by activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Thus, activated HSCs play a key role in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis and are a potential target for the treatment of liver fibrosis. Herein, we report that a specific HSC-penetrating peptide reduced collagen accumulation by inducing the apoptosis of HSC-T6 cells. We first screened HSC-specific transduction peptides and identified a novel HSC-targeted cell-penetrating peptide (HTP) that specifically interacted with HSC-T6 cells...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447731/vatalanib-a-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-decreases-hepatic-fibrosis-and-sinusoidal-capillarization-in-ccl4-induced-fibrotic-mice
#15
Ling-Jian Kong, Hao Li, Ya-Ju Du, Feng-Hua Pei, Ying Hu, Liao-Liao Zhao, Jing Chen
Among the various consequence arising from lung injury, hepatic fibrosis is the most severe. Decreasing the effects of hepatic fibrosis remains one of the primary therapeutic challenges in hepatology. Dysfunction of hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells is considered to be one of the initial events that occur in liver injury. Vascular endothelial growth factor signaling is involved in the progression of genotype changes. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, vatalanib, on hepatic fibrosis and hepatic sinusoidal capillarization in a carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)‑induced mouse model of liver fibrosis...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447719/hepatocyte-growth-factor-inhibits-tubular-epithelial%C3%A2-myofibroblast-transdifferentiation-by-suppression-of-angiotensin-ii-via-the-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathway
#16
Hong-Yue Wang, Chen Zhang, Qing-Fei Xiao, Hai-Chuan Dou, Yan Chen, Chun-Mei Gu, Ming-Ji Cui
Tubular epithelial‑myofibroblast transdifferentiation (TEMT) is important in the development of chronic renal failure. The present study investigated whether hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) inhibits TEMT, and whether this function may be associated with the inhibition of angiotensin II (AngII) and the Janus kinase 2/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (JAK2/STAT3) signaling pathway. Human HK‑2 kidney proximal tubular cells were divided into 4 groups and treated with AngII (1x10‑6 M), HGF (8x10‑3 M), AngII plus HGF or control conditions, followed by an assessment of apoptosis induction and the expression levels of α‑smooth muscle actin (α‑SMA), which is a marker of TEMT...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446721/senp3-grants-tight-junction-integrity-and-cytoskeleton-architecture-in-mouse-sertoli-cells
#17
Di Wu, Chun-Jie Huang, Faheem Ahmed Khan, Xiao-Fei Jiao, Xiao-Ming Liu, Nuruliarizki Shinta Pandupuspitasari, Rahim Dad Brohi, Li-Jun Huo
Germ cells develop in a sophisticated immune privileged microenvironment provided by specialized junctions contiguous the basement membrane of the adjacent Sertoli cells that constituted the blood-testis barrier (BTB) in seminiferous epithelium of testis in mammals. Deciphering the molecular regulatory machinery of BTB activity is central to improve male fertility and the role of post-translational modification including SUMOylation pathway is one of the key factors. Herein, we unveiled the mystery of the SUMO-2/3 specific protease SENP3 (Sentrin-specific protease 3) in BTB dynamics regulation...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446589/antifibrotic-effects-of-cyclosporine-a-on-tgf-%C3%AE-1-treated-lung-fibroblasts-and-lungs-from-bleomycin-treated-mice-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE
#18
Risa Yamazaki, Yoshitoshi Kasuya, Tetsuo Fujita, Hiroki Umezawa, Madoka Yanagihara, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Ichiro Yoshino, Koichiro Tatsumi, Toshihiko Murayama
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lung disorder that is characterized by aberrant tissue remodeling and the formation of fibroblastic foci that are composed of fibrogenic myofibroblasts. TGF-β1 is one of the factors that are responsible for fibrosis as it promotes fibroblast to myofibroblast differentiation (FMD) and is associated with up-regulation of α-smooth muscle actin. Therefore, inhibition of FMD may represent an effective strategy for the treatment of IPF. Here, we describe the treatment of human lung fibroblasts (WI-38 and HFL-1 cells) with cyclosporine A (CsA), which reduces TGF-β1-induced FMD via degradation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α)...
April 26, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446568/lis1-regulates-germinal-center-b-cell-antigen-acquisition-and-affinity-maturation
#19
Jingjing Chen, Zhenming Cai, Le Zhang, Yuye Yin, Xufeng Chen, Chao Chen, Yang Zhang, Sulan Zhai, Xuehui Long, Xiaolong Liu, Xiaoming Wang
The germinal center (GC) is the site where activated B cells undergo rapid expansions, somatic hypermutation, and affinity maturation. Affinity maturation is a process of Ag-driven selection. The amount of Ag acquired and displayed by GC B cells determines whether it can be positively selected, and therefore Ag acquisition has to be tightly regulated to ensure the efficient affinity maturation. Cell expansion provides sufficient quantity of GC B cells and Abs, whereas affinity maturation improves the quality of Abs...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446539/transient-mechanical-strain-promotes-the-maturation-of-invadopodia-and-enhances-cancer-cell-invasion-in-vitro
#20
Alexander N Gasparski, Snehal Ozarkar, Karen A Beningo
Cancer cell invasion is influenced by various biomechanical forces found within the microenvironment. We have previously found that invasion is enhanced in fibrosarcoma cells when transient mechanical stimulation is applied within an in vitro mechano-invasion assay. This enhancement of invasion is dependent on cofilin, a known regulator of invadopodia maturation. Invadopodia are actin-rich structures present in invasive cancer cells that are enzymatically active and degrade the surrounding extracellular matrix to facilitate invasion...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
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