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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747757/tgf%C3%AE-induced-osteogenic-potential-of-human-amniotic-fluid-stem-cells-via-cd73-generated-adenosine-production
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Kwan-Leong Hau, Anna Maria Ranzoni, Filipa Vlahova, Kate Hawkins, Paolo De Coppi, Anna L David, Pascale V Guillot
The human amniotic fluid stem cell (hAFSC) population consists of two morphologically distinct subtypes, spindle-shaped and round-shaped cells (SS-hAFSCs and RS-hAFSCs). Whilst SS-hAFSCs are routinely expanded in mesenchymal-type (MT) conditions, we previously showed that they acquire broader differentiation potential when cultured under embryonic-type (ET) conditions. However, the effects of culture conditions on RS-hAFSCs have not been determined. Here, we show that culturing RS-hAFSCs under ET conditions confers faster proliferation and enhances the efficiency of osteogenic differentiation of the cells...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747678/the-liver-enriched-lnc-lfar1-promotes-liver-fibrosis-by-activating-tgf%C3%AE-and-notch-pathways
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Kun Zhang, Xiaohui Han, Zhen Zhang, Lina Zheng, Zhimei Hu, Qingbin Yao, Hongmei Cui, Guiming Shu, Maojie Si, Chan Li, Zhemin Shi, Ting Chen, Yawei Han, Yanan Chang, Zhi Yao, Tao Han, Wei Hong
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in various biological processes such as proliferation, cell death and differentiation. Here, we show that a liver-enriched lncRNA, named liver fibrosis-associated lncRNA1 (lnc-LFAR1), promotes liver fibrosis. We demonstrate that lnc-LFAR1 silencing impairs hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) activation, reduces TGFβ-induced hepatocytes apoptosis in vitro and attenuates both CCl4- and bile duct ligation-induced liver fibrosis in mice. Lnc-LFAR1 promotes the binding of Smad2/3 to TGFβR1 and its phosphorylation in the cytoplasm...
July 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744854/bok-displays-cell-death-independent-tumor-suppressor-activity-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Erika Moravcikova, Evzen Krepela, Vera S Donnenberg, Albert D Donnenberg, Kamila Benkova, Tatiana Rabachini, Yuniel Fernandez-Marrero, Daniel Bachmann, Thomas Kaufmann
Since the genomic region containing the Bcl-2-related ovarian killer (BOK) locus is frequently deleted in certain human cancers, BOK is hypothesized to have a tumor suppressor function. In the present study, we analyzed primary non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) tumors and matched lung tissues from 102 surgically treated patients. We show that BOK protein levels are significantly downregulated in NSCLC tumors as compared to lung tissues (P<0.001). In particular, we found BOK downregulation in NSCLC tumors of grades two (P=0...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740178/angiopoietin-like-4-induces-a-%C3%AE-catenin-mediated-upregulation-of-id3-in-fibroblasts-to-reduce-scar-collagen-expression
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Ziqiang Teo, Jeremy Soon Kiat Chan, Han Chung Chong, Ming Keat Sng, Chee Chong Choo, Glendon Zhi Ming Phua, Daniel Jin Rong Teo, Pengcheng Zhu, Cleo Choong, Marcus Thien Chong Wong, Nguan Soon Tan
In adult skin wounds, collagen expression rapidly re-establishes the skin barrier, although the resultant scar is aesthetically and functionally inferior to unwounded tissue. Although TGFβ signaling and fibroblasts are known to be responsible for scar-associated collagen production, there are currently no prophylactic treatments for scar management. Fibroblasts in crosstalk with wound keratinocytes orchestrate collagen expression, although the precise paracrine pathways involved remain poorly understood. Herein, we showed that the matricellular protein, angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4), accelerated wound closure and reduced collagen expression in diabetic and ANGPTL4-knockout mice...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739802/tgf-%C3%AE-1-regulates-the-expression-and-transcriptional-activity-of-taz-via-a-smad3-independent-myocardin-related-transcription-factor-mediated-mechanism
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Maria Zena Miranda, Janne Folke Bialik, Pam Speight, Qinghong Dan, Tony Yeung, Katalin Szászi, Stine F Pedersen, András Kapus
Hippo pathway transcriptional coactivators TAZ and YAP and the TGF-β1 (TGFβ) effector Smad3 regulate a common set of genes, can physically interact and exhibit multilevel crosstalk regulating cell fate-determining and fibrogenic pathways. However, a key aspect of this crosstalk, TGFβ-mediated regulation of TAZ or YAP expression remains uncharacterized. Here, we show that TGFβ induces robust TAZ but not YAP protein expression in both mesenchymal and epithelial cells. TAZ levels, and to a lesser extent YAP levels, also increased during experimental kidney fibrosis...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739486/microrna-146a-5p-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-by-suppressing-profibrogenic-effects-of-tgf%C3%AE-1-and-lipopolysaccharide
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Yanting Zou, Yu Cai, Di Lu, Yi Zhou, Qunyan Yao, Shuncai Zhang
Liver fibrosis is characterized by proliferation and activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ1) is crucial for liver fibrogenesis, and gut-derived endotoxin (LPS) also plays an important role in liver fibrogenesis. In the present study, we found that microRNA-146a-5p (miR-146a-5p) could regulate TGFβ1/Smad and LPS/NF-κB/Bambi pathways to attenuate liver fibrosis. Downregulated miR-146a-5p and upregulated level of LPS were found in liver of CCl4-treated rats. On cellular level, expression of miR-146a-5p is reduced during primary rat HSCs naturally activation and changed in response to TGFβ1 and/or LPS stimulation in primary rat HSCs and human HSC line LX-2...
July 21, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733311/regional-septal-hinge-point-injury-contributes-to-adverse-biventricular-interactions-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Eva Amalie Nielsen, Kenichi Okumura, Mei Sun, Vibeke E Hjortdal, Andrew N Redington, Mark K Friedberg
Death and morbidity in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are often due to right ventricular (RV) failure and associated left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. We investigated regional myocardial remodeling and function as the basis for adverse ventricular-ventricular interactions in experimental chronic RV pressure overload. Two distinct animal models were studied: A rabbit model of increased RV pressure-load through progressive pulmonary artery banding A rat model of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732811/kaurenoic-acid-activates-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Kyun Ha Kim, Jin Woo Han, Sung-Ki Jung, Bum-Joon Park, Chang Woo Han, Myungsoo Joo
BACKGROUND: Kaurenoic acid (ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid: KA) is a key constituent found in the roots of Aralia continentalis Kitagawa (Araliaceae) that has been used for treating rheumatism in traditional Asian medicine. HYPOTHESIS: Although KA was reported to suppress inflammation by activating Nrf2, the anti-inflammatory function of KA is less characterized. Given the complex nature of the inflammatory response and the critical role of TGF-β in resolving inflammation, we hypothesized that KA suppresses inflammatory response by activating TGF-β signaling...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729346/distinct-pka-regulatory-subunits-mediate-pge2-inhibition-of-tgf%C3%AE-1-stimulated-collagen-i-translation-and-myofibroblast-differentiation
#9
Scott H Wettlaufer, L Raghu Penke, Katsuhide Okunishi, Marc Peters-Golden
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), via cAMP signaling, inhibits a variety of fibroblast functions relevant to fibrogenesis. Among these are their translation of collagen I protein and their differentiation to myofibroblasts. PKA is central to these actions, with cAMP binding to regulatory (R) subunits leading to the release of catalytic subunits. Here we examined the role of specific PKAR subunit isoforms in these inhibitory actions in transforming growth factorβ-1 (TGFβ-1)-stimulated human lung fibroblasts (HLFs)...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728543/integrative-analysis-of-the-pekin-duck-anas-anas-micrornaome-during-feather-follicle-development
#10
Xingyong Chen, Kai Ge, Min Wang, Cheng Zhang, Zhaoyu Geng
BACKGROUND: The quality and yield of duck feathers are very important economic traits that might be controlled by miRNA regulation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism underlying the crosstalk between individual miRNAs and the activity of signaling pathways that control the growth of duck feathers during different periods. We therefore conducted a comprehensive investigation using Solexa sequencing technology on the Pekin duck microRNAome over six stages of feather development at days 11, 15, and 20 of embryonic development (during the hatching period), and at 1 day and 4 and 10 weeks posthatch...
July 20, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726976/absence-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-murine-platelets-reduces-neointima-formation-without-affecting-arterial-thrombosis
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Katrin Schaefer, Eva Schütz, Magdalena L Bochenek, Dennis R Riehl, Markus Bosmann, Thomas Münzel, Stavros Konstantinides, Katrin Schäfer
Platelet degranulation at the site of vascular injury prevents bleeding and may affect the chronic vascular wound healing response. Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)-β1 is a major component of platelet α-granules known to accumulating in thrombi. It was our aim to determine the role of TGFβ1 released from activated platelets for neointima formation following arterial injury and thrombosis. Mice with platelet-specific deletion of TGFβ1 (Plt.TGFβ-KO) underwent carotid artery injury. Immunoassays confirmed the absence of active TGFβ1 in platelet releasates and plasma of Plt...
July 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720506/arecoline-activates-latent-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-via-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-in-buccal-fibroblasts-suppression-by-epigallocatechin-3-gallate
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Yu-Ping Hsieh, King-Jean Wu, Hsin-Ming Chen, Yi-Ting Deng
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a premalignant condition caused by the chewing of areca nut (AN). Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of OSF. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF or CCN2) and early growth response-1 (Egr-1) are important mediators in the fibrotic response to TGFβ in several fibrotic disorders including OSF. Arecoline, a major AN alkaloid, induced the synthesis of CCN2 and Egr-1 in human buccal mucosal fibroblast (BMFs)...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718215/usp18-protects-against-hepatic-steatosis-and-insulin-resistance-via-its-dub-activity
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Shimin An, Ling-Ping Zhao, Li-Jun Shen, Siyuan Wang, Kuo Zhang, Yu Qi, Jilin Zheng, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Xue-Yong Zhu, Rong Bao, Ling Yang, Yue-Xin Lu, Zhi-Gang She, Yi-Da Tang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by hepatic steatosis, impaired insulin sensitivity and chronic low-grade inflammation. However, the pathogenic mechanism of NAFLD is poorly understood, which hinders the exploration of possible treatments. Here, we first report that ubiquitin-specific protease 18 (USP18), a member of the deubiquitinating (DUB) enzyme family, plays regulatory roles in NAFLD progression. The expression of USP18 was down-regulated in the livers of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients and high-fat diet (HFD) induced or genetically obese mice...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716917/diverse-continuum-of-cd4-t-cell-states-is-determined-by-hierarchical-additive-integration-of-cytokine-signals
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Inbal Eizenberg-Magar, Jacob Rimer, Irina Zaretsky, David Lara-Astiaso, Shlomit Reich-Zeliger, Nir Friedman
During cell differentiation, progenitor cells integrate signals from their environment that guide their development into specialized phenotypes. The ways by which cells respond to complex signal combinations remain difficult to analyze and model. To gain additional insight into signal integration, we systematically mapped the response of CD4(+) T cells to a large number of input cytokine combinations that drive their differentiation. We find that, in response to varied input combinations, cells differentiate into a continuum of cell fates as opposed to a limited number of discrete phenotypes...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715505/the-clinical-and-immunological-performance-of-28-days-survival-model-of-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-in-humanized-mice
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Krzysztof Laudanski, Natalia Lapko, Mateusz Zawadka, Benjamin X Zhou, Gwenn Danet-Desnoyers, George S Worthen
Sepsis triggers a coordinated and thorough immune system response with long-term unfavorable sequelae after the initial insult. Long-term recovery from sepsis has garnered increasing attention recently, but a lack of suitable animal models impairs progress in this area. Our study, therefore, aimed to address the performance of the immune system in a survivable model of sepsis (cecal ligation and sepsis; CLP) for up to 28 d after the initial injury in humanized mice. Our model mimics human sepsis with weight loss and post-sepsis hypothermia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714568/exposure-to-reversine-affects-the-chondrocyte-morphology-and-phenotype-in-vitro
#16
S Gasparini, F Villa, L Molfetta, E Repaci, P Castagnola, R Quarto, P Giannoni
Articular chondrocytes derived from osteoarthritic tissues (OA-HAC) show a severely reduced chondrogenic commitment. This impairment undermines their use for tissue-engineered cartilage repair, which relies on cell proliferation and growth to meet the therapeutic needs but also on efficient cell plasticity to recover the chondrogenic phenotype. Reversine (Rev), a 2,6-disubstituted purine inhibitor of spindle-assembly checkpoints, was described to convert differentiated mesenchymal cells to their undifferentiated precursors...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714175/schwann-cells-secrete-extracellular-vesicles-to-promote-and-maintain-the-proliferation-and-multipotency-of-hdpcs
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Ziyue Li, Yan Liang, Kuangwu Pan, Hui Li, Mei Yu, Weihua Guo, Guoqing Chen, Weidong Tian
OBJECTIVES: Schwann cells (SCs) are the principal glial cells in peripheral nerve system, involved in neuropathies with great regenerative potential. Dental pulp cells have been reported to maintain neurogenic potential. In contrast, the regulatory role of SCs on human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) development remains undefined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SC secretion and SC-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) were collected and used to treat hDPCs; and proliferation and multiple differentiation of hDPCs were detected after EVs treatments...
August 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713948/microrna%C3%A2-126-inhibits-endothelial-permeability-and-apoptosis-in-apolipoprotein-e%C3%A2-knockout-mice-fed-a-high%C3%A2-fat-diet
#18
Xiao-Wen Cheng, Yu-Feng Wan, Qing Zhou, Yuan Wang, Hua-Qing Zhu
Endothelial dysfunction and apoptosis have key roles in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis (AS). AS has been demonstrated to be associated with a high‑fat diet, which may increase endothelial permeability and apoptosis; however, the exact mechanisms underlying the development of AS remain poorly understood. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are vital for the regulation of cardiovascular disease, and dysregulated miRNAs have been implicated in AS. The present study investigated whether miRNA (miR)‑126 regulates high‑fat diet‑induced endothelial permeability and apoptosis by targeting transforming growth factor β (TGFβ), a secreted protein that controls cellular proliferation and apoptosis...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710314/sarcomatoid-renal-cell-carcinoma-has-a-distinct-molecular-pathogenesis-driver-mutation-profile-and-transcriptional-landscape
#19
Zixing Wang, Tae Beom Kim, Bo Peng, Jose A Karam, Chad J Creighton, Aron Y Joon, Fumi Kawakami, Patricia Trevisan, Eric Jonasch, Chi-Wan Chow, Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, Pheroze Tamboli, Nizar M Tannir, Christopher G Wood, Federico A Monzon, Keith A Baggerly, Marileila Varella-Garcia, Bogdan Czerniak, Ignacio I Wistuba, Gordon B Mills, Kenna Shaw, Ken Chen, Kanishka Sircar
Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma (SRCC) ranks among the most aggressive clinicopathologic phenotypes of RCC. However, the paucity of high-quality, genome-wide molecular examinations of SRCC has hindered our understanding of this entity.<br /><br />Experimental Design: We interrogated the mutational, copy number, and transcriptional characteristics of SRCC and compared these data with those of non-sarcomatoid RCC (RCC). We evaluated whole exome sequencing, single nucleotide polymorphism, and RNA sequencing data from patients with SRCC (n=65) and RCC (n=598) across different parent RCC subtypes, including clear cell RCC, papillary RCC, and chromophobe RCC subtypes...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708091/trail-wnt-sonic-hedgehog-tgf%C3%AE-and-mirna-signalings-are-potential-targets-for-oral-cancer-therapy
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Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Chih-Wen Shu, Hurng-Wern Huang, Hui-Ru Wang, Yung-Ting Chang, Sundas Fayyaz, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan, Jen-Yang Tang, Hsueh-Wei Chang
Clinical studies and cancer cell models emphasize the importance of targeting therapies for oral cancer. The tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is highly expressed in cancer, and is a selective killing ligand for oral cancer. Signaling proteins in the wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) integration site family (Wnt), Sonic hedgehog (SHH), and transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) pathways may regulate cell proliferation, migration, and apoptosis. Accordingly, the genes encoding these signaling proteins are potential targets for oral cancer therapy...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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