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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106896/the-2016-bowman-lecture-conjunctival-curses-scarring-conjunctivitis-30-years-on
#1
J K Dart
This review is in two sections. The first section summarises 35 conditions, both common and infrequent, causing cicatrising conjunctivitis. Guidelines for making a diagnosis are given together with the use of diagnostic tests, including direct and indirect immunofluorescence, and their interpretation. The second section evaluates our knowledge of ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid, which is the commonest cause of cicatrizing conjunctivitis in most developed countries. The clinical characteristics, demographics, and clinical signs of the disease are described...
January 20, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105240/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-enhances-stemness-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-through-activation-of-wnt-signaling
#2
Woo-Jin Bae, Sang-Hyuk Lee, Young-Soo Rho, Bon-Seok Koo, Young-Chang Lim
Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) ligands, including TGFβ1, are multifunctional cytokines known as key regulators of cell growth, differentiation and inflammation. Dysregulated TGFβ signaling is common in numerous solid tumors, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Previously, TGFβ ligands were also reported to be associated with an enhancement of stemness in glioma stem-like cells. However, their role in HNSCC cancer stem cells (CSCs) has not been explored. The present study demonstrated that TGFβ1 enriches the properties of HNSCC CSCs...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104374/spectroscopic-characterisation-of-interaction-of-ferulic-acid-with-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-aldh
#3
Ayodele O Kolawole, Ruth J Agaba, Matthew O Oluwole
Interaction of pharmacological important phenolic, ferulic acid, with Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) at the simulative pH condition, was studied using spectroscopic approach. Ferulic acid caused a decrease in the fluorescence intensity formed from ALDH-ferulic acid complex resulting in mixed inhibition of ALDH activity (IC50=30.65μM). The intrinsic quenching was dynamic and induced altered conformation of ALDH and makes the protein less compact but might not unfold it. ALDH has two binding sites for ferulic acid at saturating concentrations having association constant of 1...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103884/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-cytochrome-p450%C3%A2-1a1-pathway-mediates-breast-cancer-stem-cells-expansion-through-pten-inhibition-and-%C3%AE-catenin-and-akt-activation
#4
Abdullah Al-Dhfyan, Ali Alhoshani, Hesham M Korashy
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) are small sub-type of the whole cancer cells that drive tumor initiation, progression and metastasis. Recent studies have demonstrated a role for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)/cytochrome P4501A1 pathway in CSCs expansion. However, the exact molecular mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: The current study was designed to a) determine the effect of AhR activation and inhibition on breast CSCs development, maintenance, self-renewal, and chemoresistance at the in vitro and in vivo levels and b) explore the role of β-Catenin, PI3K/Akt, and PTEN signaling pathways...
January 19, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078513/determining-the-roles-of-the-three-alcohol-dehydrogenases-adha-adhb-and-adhe-in-thermoanaerobacter-ethanolicus-during-ethanol-formation
#5
Jilai Zhou, Xiongjun Shao, Daniel G Olson, Sean Jean-Loup Murphy, Liang Tian, Lee R Lynd
Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus is a promising candidate for biofuel production due to the broad range of substrates it can utilize and its high ethanol yield compared to other thermophilic bacteria, such as Clostridium thermocellum. Three alcohol dehydrogenases, AdhA, AdhB and AdhE, play key roles in ethanol formation. To study their physiological roles during ethanol formation, we deleted them separately and in combination. Previously, it has been thought that both AdhB and AdhE were bifunctional alcohol dehydrogenases...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076950/single-amino-acid-variant-profiles-of-subpopulations-in-the-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cell-line
#6
Zhijing Tan, Song Nie, Sean P McDermott, Max S Wicha, David M Lubman
Cancers are initiated and developed from a small population of stem-like cells termed cancer stem cells (CSCs). There is heterogeneity among this CSC population that leads to multiple subpopulations with their own distinct biological features and protein expression. The protein expression and function may be impacted by amino acid variants that can occur largely due to single nucleotide changes. We have thus performed proteomic analysis of breast CSC subpopulations by mass spectrometry to study the presence of single amino acid variants (SAAVs) and their relation to breast cancer...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064151/supervised-disulfiram-s-superior-effectiveness-in-alcoholism-treatment-ethical-methodological-and-psychological-aspects
#7
REVIEW
Colin Brewer, Emmanuel Streel, Marilyn Skinner
Disulfiram (DSF) causes the ALDH-mediated deterrence of alcohol consumption. We review recent meta-analyses showing the superior effectiveness of supervised disulfiram (SD) in alcoholism treatment compared with oral naltrexone or acamprosate (ACP). The success of SD is also consistent with the almost complete absence of alcoholism in Japanese homozygotes for 'inefficient' ALDH. However, SD is an underused treatment and some clinicians have ethical objections to DSF. We examine these objections and argue that they are based on a misunderstanding of how DSF works...
January 7, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061785/short-term-early-exposure-to-lapatinib-confers-lifelong-protection-from-mammary-tumor-development-in-mmtv-erbb-2-transgenic-mice
#8
Zhikun Ma, Amanda B Parris, Zhengzheng Xiao, Erin W Howard, Stanley D Kosanke, Xiaoshan Feng, Xiaohe Yang
BACKGROUND: Although chemopreventative agents targeting the estrogen/estrogen receptor (ER) pathway have been effective for ER(+) breast cancers, prevention of hormone receptor-negative breast cancers, such as Her2/erbB-2(+) breast cancers, remains a significant issue. Previous studies have demonstrated that administration of EGFR/erbB-2-targeting lapatinib to MMTV-erbB-2 transgenic mice inhibited mammary tumor development. The prevention, however, was achieved by prolonged high dose exposure...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056995/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-activation-and-coevolution-of-its-%C3%AE%C2%B5pkc-mediated-phosphorylation-sites
#9
Aishwarya Nene, Che-Hong Chen, Marie-Hélène Disatnik, Leslie Cruz, Daria Mochly-Rosen
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) is a key enzyme for the metabolism of many toxic aldehydes such as acetaldehyde, derived from alcohol drinking, and 4HNE, an oxidative stress-derived lipid peroxidation aldehyde. Post-translational enhancement of ALDH2 activity can be achieved by serine/threonine phosphorylation by epsilon protein kinase C (εPKC). Elevated ALDH2 is beneficial in reducing injury following myocardial infarction, stroke and other oxidative stress and aldehyde toxicity-related diseases...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054666/cyclooxygenase-2-regulates-tgf%C3%AE-induced-cancer-stemness-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#10
Jun Tian, Mahmood Y Hachim, Ibrahim Y Hachim, Meiou Dai, Chieh Lo, Fatmah Al Raffa, Suhad Ali, Jean Jacques Lebrun
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive subtype of breast cancer, display poor prognosis and exhibit resistance to conventional therapies, partly due to an enrichment in breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs). Here, we investigated the role of the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), a downstream target of TGFβ, in regulating BCSCs in TNBC. Bioinformatics analysis revealed that COX-2 is highly expressed in TNBC and that its expression correlated with poor survival outcome in basal subtype of breast cancer. We also found TGFβ-mediated COX-2 expression to be Smad3-dependent and to be required for BCSC self-renewal and expansion in TNBCs...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052817/spectrophotometric-assay-for-sensitive-detection-of-glycerol-dehydratase-activity-using-aldehyde-dehydrogenase
#11
Eul-Soo Park, Sunghoon Park, Jong-Shik Shin
Glycerol dehydratase (GDHt) is a pivotal enzyme for fermentative utilization of glycerol by catalyzing radical-mediated conversion of glycerol into 3-hydroxypropionaldehyde (3-HPA). Precise and sensitive monitoring of cellular GDHt activity during the fermentation process is a prerequisite for reliable metabolic analysis to afford efficient cellular engineering and process optimization. Here we report a new spectrophotometric assay for the sensitive measurement of the GDHt activity with a sub-nanomolar limit of detection (LOD)...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052658/laminin-modulates-the-stem-cell-population-in-lm05-e-murine-breast-cancer-cells-through-the-activation-of-the-mapk-erk-pathway
#12
Damián E Berardi, Diego Raffo, Laura B Todaro, Marina Simian
Purpose: We investigated the effects of laminin on the fraction of cells with self-renewing capacity in the estrogen-dependent, tamoxifen-sensitive LM05-E breast cancer cell line. We also determined whether laminin affected the response to tamoxifen. Materials and Methods: The LM05-E breast cancer cell line was used as a model for all experiments. Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity, clonogenic and mammosphere assays were performed to measure the effects of laminin on modulation of the stem cell subpopulation...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040834/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-plays-no-functional-role-in-stem-cell-like-properties-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-cell-lines
#13
Mika Shimamura, Tomomi Kurashige, Norisato Mitsutake, Yuji Nagayama
Recent studies have revealed that aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) is a candidate marker for thyroid cancer stem cells, although its activity is flexible. The goal of this study is to clarify the functional significance of ALDH enzymatic activity on thyroid cancer stem cells properties in anaplastic thyroid cancer cell lines. In vitro sphere formation assay was used to judge the stemness of 4 anaplastic thyroid cancer cell lines (FRO, ACT1, 8505C, and KTC3). Two well-known ALDH inhibitors, N,N-diethylaminobenzaldehyde (DEAB) and disulfiram (DS), were first used...
December 31, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017615/pharmacological-activation-of-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-via-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-induces-bone-anabolic-effect
#14
Monika Mittal, Subhashis Pal, Shyamsundar Pal China, Konica Porwal, Kapil Dev, Richa Shrivastava, Kanumuri Siva Rama Raju, Mamunur Rashid, Arun Kumar Trivedi, Sabyasachi Sanyal, Muhammad Wahajuddin, Smrati Bhaduria, Rakesh Maurya, Naibedya Chattopadhyay
Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) are a family of enzymes involved in detoxifying aldehydes. Previously, we reported that an ALDH inhibitor, disulfiram caused bone loss in rats and among ALDHs, osteoblast expressed only ALDH2. Loss-of-function mutation in ALDH2 gene is reported to cause bone loss in humans which suggested its importance in skeletal homeostasis. We thus studied whether activating ALDH2 by N-(1, 3-benzodioxol-5-ylmethyl)-2, 6-dichlorobenzamide (alda-1) had osteogenic effect. We found that alda-1 increased and acetaldehyde decreased the differentiation of rat primary osteoblasts and expressions of ALDH2 and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2)...
December 23, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012234/hypoxia-promotes-the-phenotypic-change-of-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-of-breast-cancer-stem-cells
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Akira Shiraishi, Kana Tachi, Nesrine Essid, Ikki Tsuboi, Masumi Nagano, Toshiki Kato, Toshiharu Yamashita, Hiroko Bando, Hisato Hara, Osamu Ohneda
Stable breast cancer cell (BCC) lines are valuable tools for the identification of breast cancer stem cell (BCSC) phenotypes that develop in response to several stimuli as well as for studying the basic mechanisms associated with the initiation and maintenance of BCSCs. However, the characteristics of individual, BCC-derived BCSCs varies and these cells show distinct phenotypes depending on the different BCSC markers used for their isolation. Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity is just such a recognized biomarker of BCSCs with a CD44(+) /CD24(-) phenotype...
December 23, 2016: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002789/microrna-17-is-downregulated-in-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-cancer-stem-like-cells-and-promotes-a-radioresistant-phenotype
#16
Niamh Lynam-Lennon, Susan Heavey, Gary Sommerville, Becky A S Bibby, Brendan Ffrench, Jennifer Quinn, Claudia Gasch, John J O'Leary, Michael F Gallagher, John V Reynolds, Stephen G Maher
Resistance to neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) remains a critical barrier to the effective treatment of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) are a distinct subpopulation of cells implicated in the resistance of tumors to anti-cancer therapy. However, their role in the resistance of EAC to CRT is largely unknown. In this study, using a novel in vitro isogenic model of radioresistant EAC, we demonstrate that radioresistant EAC cells have enhanced tumorigenicity in vivo, increased expression of CSC-associated markers and enhanced holoclone forming ability...
December 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999190/leptin-notch-signaling-axis-is-involved-in-pancreatic-cancer-progression
#17
Adriana Harbuzariu, Antonio Rampoldi, Danielle S Daley-Brown, Pierre Candelaria, Tia L Harmon, Crystal C Lipsey, Derrick J Beech, Alexander Quarshie, Gabriela Oprea Ilies, Ruben R Gonzalez-Perez
Pancreatic cancer (PC) shows a high death rate. PC incidence and prognosis are affected by obesity, a pandemic characterized by high levels of leptin. Notch is upregulated by leptin in breast cancer. Thus, leptin and Notch crosstalk could influence PC progression. Here we investigated in PC cell lines (BxPC-3, MiaPaCa-2, Panc-1, AsPC-1), derived tumorspheres and xenografts whether a functional leptin-Notch axis affects PC progression and expansion of pancreatic cancer stem cells (PCSC). PC cells and tumorspheres were treated with leptin and inhibitors of Notch (gamma-secretase inhibitor, DAPT) and leptin (iron oxide nanoparticle-leptin peptide receptor antagonist 2, IONP-LPrA2)...
December 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979038/baseline-assessment-and-comparison-of-arterial-anatomy-hyperemic-flow-and-skeletal-muscle-perfusion-in-peripheral-artery-disease-the-cardiovascular-cell-therapy-research-network-patients-with-intermittent-claudication-injected-with-aldh-bright-cells-cctrn-pace
#18
Bharath Ambale Venkatesh, Victor Nauffal, Chikara Noda, Tomoki Fujii, Phillip C Yang, Judy Bettencourt, Erin P Ricketts, Michael Murphy, Nicholas J Leeper, Lem Moyé, Ray F Ebert, Raja Muthupillai, David A Bluemke, Emerson C Perin, Alan T Hirsch, João A C Lima
BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is important to public health as a major contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent developments in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques permit improved assessment of PAD anatomy and physiology, and may serve as surrogate end points after proangiogenic therapies. METHODS: The PACE study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial designed to assess the physiologic impact and potential clinical efficacy of autologous bone marrow-derived ALDH(br) stem cells...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976863/development-of-highly-selective-fluorescent-probe-enabling-flow-cytometric-isolation-of-aldh3a1-positive-viable-cells
#19
Atsushi Yagishita, Tasuku Ueno, Hiroyasu Esumi, Hideyuki Saya, Kazuhiro Kaneko, Katsuya Tsuchihara, Yasuteru Urano
Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) is overexpressed in some subpopulations of stem cells and cancer cells. We have designed and synthesized the first selective fluorescent probe for class 3 ALDH (ALDH3A1). This probe enabled the visualization of ALDH3A1-positive cells by fluorescence microscopy as well as flow-cytometric isolation of ALDH3A1-positive viable cells from a human Caucasian esophageal squamous cell line (OE21) that heterogeneously expresses ALDH3A1.
December 15, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974675/nedd9-may-regulate-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-metastasis-by-promoting-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-stemness-via-repressing-smad7
#20
Zhipeng Wang, Min Shen, Peng Lu, Xiao Li, Shaojun Zhu, Shuqiang Yue
Overexpression of neural precursor cell expressed, developmentally downregulated 9 (NEDD9) is a prognostic marker of many cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the functions and mechanisms of NEDD9 are unclear. We found that upregulation of NEDD9 promoted migration, invasion and cell-to-extracellular matrix adhesion of HCC cells. NEDD9 also induced the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and expression of matrix metalloprotein 2 (MMP2). Increased aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity and CD133-positive cells were observed in HCC cells with high expression of NEDD9, corresponding to greater sphere formation in cancer stem cells (CSCs)...
December 10, 2016: Oncotarget
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