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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469614/tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-deposition-of-provisional-extracellular-matrix-by-tracheal-basal-cells-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-a-jnk1-dependent-manner
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Jos L van der Velden, Darcy E Wagner, Karolyn G Lahue, Sarah T Abdalla, Ying W Lam, Daniel J Weiss, Yvonne M W Janssen-Heininger
Epithelial cells have been suggested as potential drivers of lung fibrosis, although the epithelial-dependent pathways that promote fibrogenesis remain unknown. Extracellular matrix is increasingly recognized as an environment that can drive cellular responses in various pulmonary diseases. In this study, we demonstrate that transforming growth factor- beta (TGF-β1)-stimulated mouse tracheal basal (MTB) cells produce provisional matrix proteins in vitro, which initiate mesenchymal changes in subsequently freshly plated MTB cells via Rho kinase- and c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK1)-dependent processes...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468660/spatiotemporal-homogeneity-and-distinctness-of-the-t-cell-receptor-%C3%AE-chain-repertoires-in-epstein-barr-virus-associated-primary-and-metastatic-nasopharyngeal-carcinomas
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Yih-Lin Chung, Mei-Ling Wu
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphoepithelioma. The aim of the present study was to characterize the homogeneity and distinctness of the T-cell repertoires within and between primary and metastatic NPCs. We used ultra-deep sequencing of the hypervariably rearranged antigen-binding CDR3 regions of T-cell receptor beta (TCRbeta ) to comprehensively profile the T-cell repertoires in NPC patients receiving definitive chemoradiotherapy with long-term follow-up. We observed not only various spatially heterogeneous patient-specific TCRbeta clone compositions that changed with time but also several commonly enriched TCRbeta subclones that were constantly shared between primary NPCs in the head and neck regions, locally recurrent tumors after treatment, and later-developed distant metastatic tumors in the liver, lung and bone...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466765/genetic-or-pharmacological-superoxide-hydrogen-peroxide-imbalances-modulate-the-in-vitro-effects-of-lithium-on-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE
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Fernanda Barbisan, Verônica Farina Azzolin, Gustavo Cardenas Monteiro, Cibele F Teixeira, Moisés Henrique Mastella, Vitor Bueno, Marta Maria Medeiros Frescura Duarte, Glauber Wagner, Pedro Antônio Schmidt do Prado-Lima, Euler Esteves Ribeiro, Ivana B M da Cruz
INTRODUCTION: Lithium (Li), a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder (BP) symptoms has important anti-inflammatory effects by downregulation of glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK-3β). However, sometime Li effect is not efficient in some patients suggesting genetic interference. Previous investigations described association between a genetic superoxide‑hydrogen (S-HP) imbalance caused by a superoxide dismutase manganese dependent gene polymorphism (Val16Ala-SOD2 SNP, rs4880) and differential anti-inflammatory response of some drugs and bioactive molecules...
February 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465067/preliminary-study-of-the-role-f-box-protein-32-fbxo32-in-colorectal-neoplasms-through-the-transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-smad4-signalling-pathway
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Xuemin Yuan, Zhen Zhang, Kaitong Jiang, Xinguo Wang, Yanqing Li
BACKGROUND F-box protein 32 (FBXO32) (also known as atrogin-1), a member of the F-box protein family, was recently shown to be a transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β)/Smad4 target gene involved in regulating cell survival. It can be transcriptionally silenced by epigenetic mechanisms in some cancers, but its role in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is unclear. We investigated the role of FBXO32 in CRC and determined its prognostic significance. MATERIAL AND METHODS We used real-time quantitative PCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry to elucidate the role of FBXO32 in clinical specimens and primary CRC cell lines...
February 21, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464872/time-dependent-effect-of-phytocannabinoid-treatments-in-fat-cells
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S Ramlugon, R-A Levendal, C L Frost
The objectives of this paper is to investigate, demonstrate, and compare the mechanism of action of phytocannabinoids as antidiabetic and anti-obesity agents in preadipocytes and adipocytes, relative to rosiglitazone and metformin. Briefly, cannabis extract, Δ9 -tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol (in very low dosages) were shown to promote glucose uptake higher or to equivalent levels, reduce fat accumulation, and reverse the insulin-resistant state of 3T3-L1 cells more effectively, relative to rosiglitazone and metformin...
February 21, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462326/secreted-frizzled-related-protein-2-sfrp2-expression-promotes-lesion-proliferation-via-canonical-wnt-signaling-and-indicates-lesion-borders-in-extraovarian-endometriosis
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T Heinosalo, M Gabriel, L Kallio, P Adhikari, K Huhtinen, T D Laajala, E Kaikkonen, A Mehmood, P Suvitie, H Kujari, T Aittokallio, A Perheentupa, M Poutanen
STUDY QUESTION: What is the role of SFRP2 in endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: SFRP2 acts as a canonical WNT/CTNNB1 signaling agonist in endometriosis, regulating endometriosis lesion growth and indicating endometriosis lesion borders together with CTNNB1 (also known as beta catenin). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Endometriosis is a common, chronic disease that affects women of reproductive age, causing pain and infertility, and has significant economic impact on national health systems...
February 15, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462324/endometriosis-induces-gut-microbiota-alterations-in-mice
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Ming Yuan, Dong Li, Zhe Zhang, Huihui Sun, Min An, Guoyun Wang
STUDY QUESTION: What happens to the gut microbiota during development of murine endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Mice with the persistence of endometrial lesions for 42 days develop a distinct composition of gut microbiota. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Disorders in the immune system play fundamental roles in changing the intestinal microbiota. No study has used high-throughput DNA sequencing to show how endometriosis changes the gut microbiota, although endometriosis is accompanied by abnormal cytokine expression and immune cell dysfunction...
February 15, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462173/imaging-cellular-pharmacokinetics-of-18f-fdg-and-6-nbdg-uptake-by-inflammatory-and-stem-cells
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Raiyan T Zaman, Silvan Tuerkcan, Morteza Mahmoudi, Toshinobu Saito, Phillip C Yang, Frederick T Chin, Michael V McConnell, Lei Xing
OBJECTIVES: Myocardial infarction (MI) causes significant loss of cardiomyocytes, myocardial tissue damage, and impairment of myocardial function. The inability of cardiomyocytes to proliferate prevents the heart from self-regeneration. The treatment for advanced heart failure following an MI is heart transplantation despite the limited availability of the organs. Thus, stem-cell-based cardiac therapies could ultimately prevent heart failure by repairing injured myocardium that reverses cardiomyocyte loss...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456027/enhanced-chondrogenesis-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-by-microrna-140-and-transforming-growth-factor-beta-3-tgf%C3%AE-3
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Hossein Mahboudi, Masoud Soleimani, Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Mousa Kehtari, Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi, Mohamad Eftekhary, Bahram Kazemi
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) make an attractive source for regenerative medicine. The objective of our study was to establish a new method for differentiation of human iPSCs toward chondrocyte by overexpression of MicroRNA-140 (miR-140) and use of transforming growth factor beta 3 (TGFβ3) in high-cell density culture systems. We prepared vectors and then was used for recombinant Lenti virus production in HEK-293 cell. Transducted cells were selected and cultured in pellet culture system and were harvested after days 7, 14 and 21...
February 15, 2018: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452240/the-effect-of-non-anti-tnf-targeting-biologics-and-small-molecules-on-insulin-resistance-in-inflammatory-arthritis
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REVIEW
Francesco Ursini, Emilio Russo, Piero Ruscitti, Roberto Giacomelli, Giovambattista De Sarro
Inflammatory arthritides are chronic diseases characterised by an increase in cardiovascular risk, largely attributable to the synergy between high-grade systemic inflammation and an elevated prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Amongst the latter, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2D) play a key position. Previous studies demonstrated a potential insulin-sensiting effect of anti-TNF biologic medications. For converse, less is known about the role of newer biologics or small molecules...
February 13, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451304/distinct-methylation-profile-of-mucinous-ovarian-carcinoma-reveals-susceptibility-to-proteasome-inhibitors
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Phui-Ly Liew, Rui-Lan Huang, Yu-Chun Weng, Chia-Lang Fang, Tim Hui-Ming Huang, Hung-Cheng Lai
Mucinous type of epithelial ovarian cancer (MuOC) is a unique subtype with a poor survival outcome in recurrent and advanced stages. The role of type-specific epigenomics and its clinical significance remain uncertain. We analyzed the methylomic profiles of six benign mucinous adenomas, 24 MuOCs, 103 serous type of epithelial ovarian cancers (SeOCs), and 337 nonepithelial ovarian cancers. MuOC and SeOC exhibited distinct DNA methylation profiles comprising 101 genes, 81 of which exhibited low methylation in MuOC and were associated with the response to glucocorticoid, ATP hydrolysis-coupled proton transport, proteolysis involved in the cellular protein catabolic process, and ion transmembrane transport...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449530/the-type-2-diabetes-associated-hmg20a-gene-is-mandatory-for-islet-beta-cell-functional-maturity
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Jose M Mellado-Gil, Esther Fuente-Martín, Petra I Lorenzo, Nadia Cobo-Vuilleumier, Livia López-Noriega, Alejandro Martín-Montalvo, Irene de Gracia Herrera Gómez, Maria Ceballos-Chávez, Laura Gómez-Jaramillo, Antonio Campos-Caro, Silvana Y Romero-Zerbo, Júlia Rodríguez-Comas, Joan-Marc Servitja, Gemma Rojo-Martinez, Abdelkrim Hmadcha, Bernat Soria, Marco Bugliani, Piero Marchetti, Francisco J Bérmudez-Silva, Jose C Reyes, Manuel Aguilar-Diosdado, Benoit R Gauthier
HMG20A (also known as iBRAF) is a chromatin factor involved in neuronal differentiation and maturation. Recently small nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the HMG20A gene have been linked to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) yet neither expression nor function of this T2DM candidate gene in islets is known. Herein we demonstrate that HMG20A is expressed in both human and mouse islets and that levels are decreased in islets of T2DM donors as compared to islets from non-diabetic donors. In vitro studies in mouse and human islets demonstrated that glucose transiently increased HMG20A transcript levels, a result also observed in islets of gestating mice...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446856/thyroid-carcinoma-producing-%C3%AE-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-shows-different-clinical-behavior
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Haiyan Gu, Shaofeng Sui, Xiujie Cui, Bo Han, Chunyan Zhang, Mei Qi, Congcong Li, Zhiyan Liu
Columnar cell variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (CCV-PTC) is an unusual neoplasm, the clinical behavior of which mainly depends on the encapsulation or infiltration. Patients with extensive extrathyroidal extension usually have an aggressive biological behavior. This study confirmed that beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) secreting invasive CCV-PTC has good prognosis comparing with a cohort of follicular cell differentiated thyroid carcinoma. On the contrary, positive immunoreaction with β-hCG was proved in three anaplastic thyroid carcinoma patients showing aggressive clinical courses...
February 15, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446757/3d-bioprinting-mesenchymal-stem-cell-laden-construct-with-core-shell-nanospheres-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Wei Zhu, Haitao Cui, Benchaa Boualam, Fahed Masood, Erin Flynn, Raj Rao, Zhiyong Zhang, Lijie Grace Zhang
Cartilage tissue is prone to degradation and has little capacity for self-healing due to its avascularity. Tissue engineering, which provides artificial scaffolds to repair injured tissues, is a novel and promising strategy for cartilage repair. 3D bioprinting offers even greater potential for repairing degenerative tissue by simultaneously integrating living cells, biomaterials, and biological cues to provide a customized scaffold. With regard to cell selection, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold great capacity for differentiating into a variety of cell types, including chondrocytes, and could therefore be utilized as a cartilage cell source in 3D bioprinting...
February 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446213/osteopontin-is-essential-for-il-1%C3%AE-production-and-apoptosis-in-peri-implantitis
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Chengye Che, Jie Liu, Jianjun Yang, Lei Ma, Na Bai, Qian Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Peri-implantitis is caused by a cascade of host and microbial factors leading to an oral inflammatory disease. The inflammation proliferates into supporting tissues surrounding implants and may finally lead to a complete loss of osseointegration. Being a phosphorylated glycoprotein secreted by immunocompetent cells, osteopontin (OPN) is involved in the differentiation of odontoblast-like cells during pulpal healing following tooth transplantation and the secretion of type I collagen in reparative dentin...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445943/impact-of-the-clinical-use-of-rock-inhibitor-on-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Megumi Honjo, Hidenobu Tanihara
Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK), a ubiquitously expressed signaling messenger and downstream effector of Rho, is activated by several bioactive factors in the aqueous humor (AH). Rho-ROCK signaling regulates a wide spectrum of fundamental cellular events, including cell adhesion, motility, proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Previous studies, including our own, found that ROCK inhibitor lowers intraocular pressure (IOP) via a direct effect on the conventional AH outflow pathway, by regulation of contractile properties, fibrotic activity, and permeability of the trabecular meshwork (TM) and Schlemm's canal (SC) tissues, influencing extracellular matrix (ECM) production...
February 14, 2018: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442329/deregulation-of-zic-family-members-in-oncogenesis
#17
Rob Houtmeyers, Jabob Souopgui, Sabine Tejpar
In the last decade, the amount of investigations on the involvement of ZIC genes in the cancer field have exponentially expanded. In most cancer types, promoter methylation leads to silenced ZIC family members, but specific subsets of patients clearly show increased expression of one or head-to-head located ZIC genes in the respective tumor tissue. It is unclear at this stage how these transcription factors contribute to tumorigenesis, but the potential implications in pathways that are most frequently mutated in cancer such as the canonical Wnt, TGF-beta, and STAT-3 pathway are evident...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441061/profiling-of-human-molecular-pathways-affected-by-retrotransposons-at-the-level-of-regulation-by-transcription-factor-proteins
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Daniil Nikitin, Dmitry Penzar, Andrew Garazha, Maxim Sorokin, Victor Tkachev, Nicolas Borisov, Alexander Poltorak, Vladimir Prassolov, Anton A Buzdin
Endogenous retroviruses and retrotransposons also termed retroelements (REs) are mobile genetic elements that were active until recently in human genome evolution. REs regulate gene expression by actively reshaping chromatin structure or by directly providing transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs). We aimed to identify molecular processes most deeply impacted by the REs in human cells at the level of TFBS regulation. By using ENCODE data, we identified ~2 million TFBS overlapping with putatively regulation-competent human REs located in 5-kb gene promoter neighborhood (~17% of all TFBS in promoter neighborhoods; ~9% of all RE-linked TFBS)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439708/possible-relationship-between-fibrosis-of-igg4-related-thymitis-and-the-profibrotic-cytokines-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-interleukin-1-beta-and-interferon-gamma-a-case-report
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Atsuko Masunaga, Fumihiro Ishibashi, Eitetsu Koh, Takashi Oide, Yasuo Sekine, Kenzo Hiroshima
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease often forms a mass and the affected lesion is clinically removed because the mass cannot be differentiated from a neoplasm. Affected lesions commonly occur in the pancreas, hepatobiliary tract, kidney, and retroperitoneum. However, the lesion rarely occurs in the thymus. A histological worldwide consensus of IgG4-related disease proposed that pathological diagnosis of IgG4-related disease should meet more than two of three major features: 1) dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration with greater than 40% IgG4+/IgG+ plasma cells, 2) storiform fibrosis; and 3) obliterative phlebitis...
January 17, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435202/podocyte-derived-microparticles-promote-proximal-tubule-fibrotic-signaling-via-p38-mapk-and-cd36
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Mercedes N Munkonda, Shareef Akbari, Chloe Landry, Suzy Sun, Fengxia Xiao, Maddison Turner, Chet E Holterman, Rania Nasrallah, Richard L Hébert, Christopher R J Kennedy, Dylan Burger
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis is a hallmark of advanced diabetic kidney disease that is linked to a decline in renal function, however the pathogenic mechanisms are poorly understood. Microparticles (MPs) are 100-1000 nm vesicles shed from injured cells that are implicated in intercellular signalling. Our lab recently observed the formation of MPs from podocytes and their release into urine of animal models of type 1 and 2 diabetes and in humans with type 1 diabetes. The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of podocyte MPs in tubular epithelial cell fibrotic responses...
2018: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
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