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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646535/targeting-stat3-by-ho3867-induces-apoptosis-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Kristin Bixel, Uksha Saini, Hemant Kumar Bid, John Fowler, Maria Riley, Ross Wanner, Kalpana Deepa Priya Dorayappan, Sneha Rajendran, Ikuo Konishi, Noriomi Matsumura, David E Cohn, Karuppaiyah Selvendiran
Advanced ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) carries a very poor prognosis in large part secondary to the extremely high rate of resistance to standard platinum and taxane chemotherapy. STAT3 expression and activation has been shown to regulate tumor progression in various human cancers, though has not been well studied in OCCC. Preliminary work in our lab has demonstrated constitutive activation of STAT3 (pSTAT3Tyr705 or pSTAT3727) in OCCC cell lines as well as human OCCC tumor tissue samples. Significantly, pSTAT3 is expressed in the absence of other forms of activated STAT (pSTAT1, 2, 6)...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644514/polylutidines-multifunctional-surfaces-via-vapor-based-polymerization-of-substituted-pyridinophanes
#2
Joerg Lahann, Florence Bally-Le Gall, Christoph Hussal, Joshua Kramer, Kenneth Chang, Ramya Kumar, Vanessa Trouillet, Martin Nieger, Stefan Braese, Thomas Eyster, Amy Baek
We report a new class of functionalized polylutidine polymers that are prepared via chemical vapor deposition polymerization of substituted [2](1,4)benzeno[2](2,5)pyridinophanes. To prepare sufficient monomer for CVD polymerization, a new synthesis route for ethynylpyridinophane has been developed in three steps with an overall yield of 59%. Subsequent CVD polymerization yielded well-defined films of poly(2,5-lutidinylene-co-p-xylylene) and poly(4-ethynyl-2,5-lutidinylene-co-p-xylylene). All polymers were characterized by IRRAS, ellipsometry, contact angle and XPS...
June 23, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642812/the-antioxidant-machinery-of-young-and-senescent-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-and-their-microvesicles
#3
Guillermo Bodega, Matilde Alique, Lourdes Bohórquez, Sergio Ciordia, María C Mena, Manuel R Ramírez
We examine the antioxidant role of young and senescent human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and their microvesicles (MVs). Proteomic and Western blot studies have shown young HUVECs to have a complete and well-developed antioxidant system. Their MVs also contain antioxidant molecules, though of a smaller and more specific range, specialized in the degradation of hydrogen peroxide and the superoxide anion via the thioredoxin-peroxiredoxin system. Senescence was shown to be associated with a large increase in the size of the antioxidant machinery in both HUVECs and their MVs...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642578/human-endothelial-cells-secrete-neurotropic-factors-to-direct-axonal-growth-of-peripheral-nerves
#4
Jonathan M Grasman, David L Kaplan
Understanding how nerves spontaneously innervate tissues or regenerate small injuries is critical to enhance material-based interventions to regenerate large scale, traumatic injuries. During embryogenesis, neural and vascular tissues form interconnected, complex networks as a result of signaling between these tissue types. Here, we report that human endothelial cells (HUVECs) secrete brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which significantly stimulated axonal growth from chicken or rat dorsal root ganglia (DRGs)...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641489/screening-of-several-biological-activities-induced-by-different-sesquiterpene-lactones-isolated-from-centaurea-behen-l-and-rhaponticum-repens-l-hidalgo
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Abolfazl Shakeri, Elaheh Amini, Javad Asili, Milena Masullo, Sonia Piacente, Mehrdad Iranshahi
This study aims to evaluate the in vitro cytotoxic, in vitro and in ovo anti-angiogenic effects and antimicrobial activity of sesquiterpene lactones (SLs) from two plants Centaurea behen and Rhaponticum repens (L.). Five SLs, including cynaropicrin (1), 4β,15-dehydro-3-dehydrosolstitialin A (2), aguerin B (3), janerin (4), cebellin E (5), and a flavone hispidulin (6) were isolated from C. behen (compounds 1-3) and R. repens (compounds 4-6). Cynaropicrin (1) and aguerin B (3) were characterised by strong cytotoxic activities against A2780 cells with IC50 values of 1...
June 23, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640323/lys-42-43-44-and-arg-12-of-thrombin-activable-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-comprise-a-thrombomodulin-exosite-essential-for-its-antifibrinolytic-potential
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Chengliang Wu, Alan R Stafford, James C Fredenburgh, Jeffrey I Weitz, Ann Gils, Paul J Declerck, Paul Y Kim
The thrombin-thrombomodulin (TM) complex activates thrombin-activable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) more efficiently than thrombin alone. The exosite on TAFI required for its TM-dependent activation by thrombin has not been identified. Based on previous work by us and others, we generated TAFI variants with one or more of residues Lys 42, Lys 43, Lys 44 and Arg 12 within the activation peptide mutated to alanine. Mutation of one, two, or three Lys residues or the Arg residue alone decreased the catalytic efficiency of TAFI activation by thrombin-TM by 2...
June 22, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639574/mir-551b-5p-contributes-to-pathogenesis-of-vein-graft-failure-via-upregulating-early-growth-response-1-expression
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Ran Dong, Kui Zhang, Yue-Li Wang, Feng Zhang, Jian Cao, Ju-Bing Zheng, Hong-Jia Zhang
BACKGROUND: Vein graft failure (VGF) is a serious complication of coronary artery bypass graft, although the mechanism remains unclear. The study aimed to investigate the effects of microRNAs (miRNAs) on the endothelial dysfunction involved in VGF. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were subjected to mechanical stretch stimulation to induce endothelial dysfunction. Genome-wide transcriptome profiling was performed using the Human miRNA OneArray® V4 (PhalanxBio Inc...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638404/puerarin-protects-against-cardiac-fibrosis-associated-with-the-inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-mediated-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#8
Ya-Ge Jin, Yuan Yuan, Qing-Qing Wu, Ning Zhang, Di Fan, Yan Che, Zhao-Peng Wang, Yang Xiao, Sha-Sha Wang, Qi-Zhu Tang
BACKGROUND: Puerarin is a kind of flavonoids and is extracted from Chinese herb Kudzu root. Puerarin is widely used as an adjuvant therapy in Chinese clinics. But little is known about its effects on regulating cardiac fibrosis. METHODS: Mice were subjected to transverse aorta constriction (TAC) for 8 weeks; meanwhile puerarin was given 1 week after TAC. Cardiac fibrosis was assessed by pathological staining. The mRNA and protein changes of CD31 and vimentin in both animal and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) models were detected...
2017: PPAR Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637836/bacterial-cellulose-shifts-transcriptome-and-proteome-of-cultured-endothelial-cells-towards-native-differentiation
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Gerhard Feil, Ralf Horres, Julia Schulte, Andreas F Mack, Svenja Petzoldt, Caroline Arnold, Chen Meng, Lukas Jost, Jochen Boxleitner, Nicole Kiessling-Wolf, Ender Serbest, Dominic Helm, Bernhard Kuster, Isabel Hartmann, Thomas Korff, Hannes Hahne
Preserving the native phenotype of primary cells in vitro is a complex challenge. Recently, hydrogel-based cellular matrices have evolved as alternatives to conventional cell culture techniques. We developed a bacterial cellulose-based aqueous gel-like biomaterial, dubbed Xellulin, which mimics a cellular microenvironment and seems to maintain the native phenotype of cultured and primary cells. When applied to human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC), it allowed the continuous cultivation of cell monolayers for more than one year without degradation or dedifferentiation...
June 21, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637660/interleukin-33-induces-growth-regulated-oncogene-%C3%AE-expression-and-secretion-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#10
Masayoshi Yamamoto, Katsuyuki Umebashi, Akinori Tokito, Junichi Imamura, Michihisa Jougasaki
Although interleukin (IL)-33, a member of the IL-1 cytokine family, plays pro-inflammatory roles in immune cells as an "alarmin", little is known regarding the biological actions of IL-33 on vascular endothelial cells. To investigate the effects of IL-33 on vascular endothelial cells, we first screened the IL-33-regulated proteins in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) using a dot blot array, and observed that IL-33 markedly increased growth-regulated oncogene (GRO)-α, a chemokine that is also known as CXCL1...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636988/role-of-the-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathway-in-the-pathogenesis-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-with-macrovascular-complications
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Mengxue Yang, Mei Tian, Xuan Zhang, Jie Xu, Bo Yang, Jie Yu, Fengping Li, Ya Li, Sicheng Li, Xianwen Li
This study investigated the role of the JAK2/STAT3/SOCS pathway in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and macrovascular complications (DV) (T2DM+DV) conditions. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were co-cultured with human monocytes (THP-1) and exposed to peripheral blood sera from 30 T2DM patients, 30 patients with T2DM+DV and 30 healthy controls; the groups were divided into the control, T2DM, DV, T2DM+AG490 and DV+AG490 groups. Chemotaxis of treated HUVECs toward THP-1 cells was assessed using Transwell migration...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635229/-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-enhances-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-invasion-and-metastasis-by-promoting-macrophage-m2-polarization
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Y J Li, L Yang, L P Wang, Y Zhang
Objective: To investigate the key cytokine which polarizes M2 macrophages and promotes invasion and metastasis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: After co-culture with A549 cells in vitro, the proportion of CD14(+) CD163(+) M2 macrophages in monocytes and macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) levels in culture supernatant were detected by flow cytometry, ELISA assay and real-time qPCR, respectively. The effects of CD14(+) CD163(+) M2 macrophages on invasion of A549 cells and angiogenesis of HUVEC cells were measured by transwell assay and tubule formation assay, respectively...
June 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634450/leonurine-improves-age-dependent-impaired-angiogenesis-possible-involvement-of-mitochondrial-function-and-hif-1%C3%AE-dependent-vegf-activation
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Jia Qi, Jing J Wang, Jun L Duan, Zhao Y Lu, Yang G Yuan
Objective: Advanced age is associated with impaired angiogenesis in part because of mitochondrial dysfunction. We have recently reported that leonurine exerts protective effects in neuron via regulation of mitochondrial function. The aim of this study was to explore whether leonurine is able to attenuate mitochondrial dysfunction and to enhance angiogenesis in old rats with hindlimb ischemia. Methods and Results: At day 14 after surgery, hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression was decreased in the ischemic muscle of aged animals, which was accompanied by enhanced oxidative stress, increased mitochondrial damage, decreased capillary density, and reduced limb perfusion compared with young mice...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633280/motifhyades-expectation-maximization-for-de-novo-dna-motif-pair-discovery-on-paired-sequences
#14
Ka-Chun Wong
Motivation: In higher eukaryotes, protein-DNA binding interactions are the central activities in gene regulation. In particular, DNA motifs such as transcription factor binding sites are the key components in gene transcription. Harnessing the recently available chromatin interaction data, computational methods are desired for identifying the coupling DNA motif pairs enriched on long-range chromatin-interacting sequence pairs (e.g. promoter-enhancer pairs) systematically. Results: To fill the void, a novel probabilistic model (namely, MotifHyades) is proposed and developed for de novo DNA motif pair discovery on paired sequences...
June 13, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631352/overexpressing-stamp2-attenuates-adipose-tissue-angiogenesis-and-insulin-resistance-in-diabetic-apoe-ldlr-mouse-via-a-ppar%C3%AE-cd36-pathway
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Feng Wang, Lu Han, Ran-Ran Qin, Yao-Yuan Zhang, Di Wang, Zhi-Hao Wang, Meng-Xiong Tang, Yun Zhang, Ming Zhong, Wei Zhang
The aim of this study was to investigate whether overexpression of STAMP2 improves insulin resistance by regulating angiogenesis in adipose tissues. The characteristics of diabetic mice were measured by serial metabolite and pathology tests. Samples were obtained from epididymal, subcutaneous and brown adipose tissues. Histological and morphological analysis demonstrated that STAMP2 gene overexpression reduced adipocyte size, angiogenesis in epididymal and brown adipose tissues. On aortic ring assay, microvessels sprouting from aortas were significantly inhibited after STAMP2 gene overexpression...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631302/l-hcy-induced-cathepsin-v-mediates-the-vascular-endothelial-inflammation-in-hyperhomocysteinemia
#16
Yi-Ping Leng, Ye-Shuo Ma, Xiao-Gang Li, Rui-Fang Chen, Ping-Yu Zeng, Xiao-Hui Li, Cheng-Feng Qiu, Ya-Pei Li, Zhen Zhang, Alex F Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Vascular inflammation, including the expression of inflammatory cytokines in endothelial cells, plays a critical role in hyperhomocysteinemia-associated vascular diseases. Cathepsin V, specifically expressed in humans, is involved in vascular diseases through its elastolytic and collagenolytic activities. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of cathepsin V on the L-homocysteine (L-Hcy)-induced vascular inflammation. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: A high methionine diet-induced hyperhomocysteinemic mice model was used to assess the cathepsin V expression and vascular inflammation...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630659/homocysteine-induces-apoptosis-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-via-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#17
Zhimin Zhang, Congying Wei, Yanfen Zhou, Tao Yan, Zhengqiang Wang, Wei Li, Lianyou Zhao
Homocysteine- (Hcy-) induced endothelial cell apoptosis has been suggested as a cause of Hcy-dependent vascular injury, while the proposed molecular pathways underlying this process are unclear. In this study, we investigated the adverse effects of Hcy on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and the underlying mechanisms. Our results demonstrated that moderate-dose Hcy treatment induced HUVEC apoptosis in a time-dependent manner. Furthermore, prolonged Hcy treatment increased the expression of NOX4 and the production of intracellular ROS but decreased the ratio of Bcl-2/Bax and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), resulting in the leakage of cytochrome c and activation of caspase-3...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630004/co-releasing-molecules-2-attenuates-ox-ldl-induced-injury-in-huvecs-by-ameliorating-mitochondrial-function-and-inhibiting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#18
Hai-Jian Sun, Dong-Yan Xu, Yi-Xin Sun, Tong Xue, Chen-Xing Zhang, Zhi-Xuan Zhang, Wei Lin, Ke-Xue Li
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is well known to disrupt normal functionality of endothelium, which plays a prominent role in endothelial dysfunction in many cardiovascular diseases. CO-releasing molecule 2 (CORM-2) is a promising candidate for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, it has not been defined whether CORM-2 might improve endothelial injury induced by ox-LDL. The present study was undertaken to determine the regulatory role of CORM-2 in cell injury of ox-LDL-treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629862/sustained-delivery-of-bsa-hsa-from-biocompatible-plant-cellulose-nanocrystals-for-in-vitro-cholesterol-release-from-endothelial-cells
#19
Rubbel Singla, Sourabh Soni, Yogendra S Padwad, Amitabha Acharya, Sudesh Kumar Yadav
Nanocomposites of plant cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) were developed by binding model proteins BSA and HSA onto CNCs by physical adsorption and chemical conjugation methods The spectroscopy and microscopy studies confirmed the protein binding onto CNCs. Phosphate buffer saline (pH=4.0, 7.4) and simulated gastric and intestinal fluids (SGF/SIF; pH=1.1/6.5) showed maximum protein release of ∼62% over a period of time. The released proteins were found to retain both structural integrity as well as≥90% of bioactivity...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629060/enhancing-the-biocompatibility-of-the-polyurethane-methacrylate-and-off-stoichiometry-thiol-ene-polymers-by-argon-and-nitrogen-plasma-treatment
#20
Tiam Foo Chen, Kim Shyong Siow, Pei Yuen Ng, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis
Our studies focused on improving the biocompatibility properties of two microfluidic prototyping substrates i.e. polyurethane methacrylate (PUMA) and off-stoichiometry thiol-ene (OSTE-80) polymer by Ar and N2 plasma treatment. The contact angle (CA) measurement showed that both plasma treatments inserted oxygen and nitrogen moieties increased the surface energy and hydrophilicity of PUMA and OSTE-80 polymer which corresponded to an increase of nitrogen to carbon ratios (N/C), as measured by XPS, to provide a conducive environment for cell attachments and proliferation...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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