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Rajesh Katare, Federica Riu, Kathryn Mitchell, Miriam Gubernator, Paola Campagnolo, Yuxin Cui, Orazio Fortunato, Elisa Avolio, Daniela Cesselli, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Gianni Angelini, Costanza Emanueli, Paolo Madeddu
RATIONALE: Pericytes are key regulators of vascular maturation, but their value for cardiac repair remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the therapeutic activity and mechanistic targets of saphenous vein-derived pericyte progenitor cells (SVPs) in a mouse myocardial infarction (MI) model. METHODS AND RESULTS: SVPs have a low immunogenic profile and are resistant to hypoxia/starvation (H/S). Transplantation of SVPs into the peri-infarct zone of immunodeficient CD1/Foxn-1(nu/nu) or immunocompetent CD1 mice attenuated left ventricular dilatation and improved ejection fraction compared to vehicle...
September 30, 2011: Circulation Research
F M Brehar, A V Ciurea, Mihaela Chivu, Otilia Zarnescu, R Radulescu, Denisa Dragu
The inefficacity of the actual therapies for glioblastoma multiformis stimulates the researchers to search for new and innovative therapies. Therefore, the development of in vivo model for glioblastoma is an essential step during these researches, being a link between cells cultures studies and the first phases of clinical trials. In this paper, we present several procedures which have been performed for the first time in our country, such as: the cultivation and manipulation of U87MG line, the manipulation of athymic knock-out mice (NUDE Crl: CD-1 Foxn 1), the stereotactic inoculation of glioblastoma cells and finally the development of glioblastoma xenograft in the brain of inoculated nude mice...
July 2008: Journal of Medicine and Life
Tsu-Man Chiu, Chieh-Chen Huang, Tzu-Ju Lin, Jia-You Fang, Nan-Lin Wu, Chi-Feng Hung
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Soy has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years for its health and nutritional benefits, as well as to treat and care for the skin. Advanced skin care research has shown that soy isoflavone and genistein are effective in reducing damage to the skin from the sun. AIM OF THE STUDY: To study the protective effects of isoflavone extract from soybean cake against the UVB-induced skin damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The in vitro effects and possible mechanisms of soybean extract on UVB protection were determined in HaCaT cells...
October 29, 2009: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Christian Bolenz, Christel Weiss, Melanie Wenzel, Ute Gabriel, Annette Steidler, Andreas Becker, Edwin Herrmann, Lutz Trojan, Maurice Stephan Michel
PURPOSE: To evaluate intravesical paclitaxel monotherapy and combined treatment with antiapoptotic bcl-xL antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (AS-ODNs) on urothelial carcinoma (UC). METHODS: Forty-eight FoxN(rnu) athymic nude rats with orthotopic human bladder UC were randomized to four treatment groups [1, paclitaxel; 2, paclitaxel/bcl-xL AS-ODNs; 3, bcl-xL AS-ODNs (control); 4, medium (control)]. Three consecutive instillations were applied and weekly endoscopic tumor size measurements were performed...
May 2009: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Yasuko Yogi, Takao Fujimura, Koichi Suzuki
The long search of an animal model for leprosy were carried out as many researchers since the Mycobacterium leprae discovery by Dr. Hansen in 1874. The remarkable results were left after the development of the foot-pad method by Dr. Shepard in 1960. The introduction of the T-R mouse and athymic (nude) mouse for leprosy research, alsospontaneity examples of Hansen's disease was reported to armadillo, chimpanzee and mangabay monkey, and it was confirmed that Hansen's disease was the zoonosis. Although, We have established a congenic hypertensive nude rat, SHR/NCrj-rnu (SHR...
September 2008: Japanese Journal of Leprosy: Official Organ of the Japanese Leprosy Association
Christian Bolenz, Melanie Wenzel, Yanwei Cao, Lutz Trojan, Axel Häcker, Mario Fernández Arancibia, Peter Alken, Maurice Stephan Michel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Orthotopic models of bladder transitional-cell carcinoma (TCC) are indispensable to the development of new intravesical agents for the treatment of non-muscle-invasive disease. Visual inspection of induced tumors and normal urothelium is of crucial interest when evaluating growth patterns and the potential effects of instillation therapies. The aim of our study was to test the practicability of a newly developed mini-endoscope in terms of the benefit and reproducibility of repeated diagnostic cystoscopy in a rat model, thus mimicking standard procedures in patients...
July 2007: Journal of Endourology
Maximilian Schuff, Antje Rössner, Cornelia Donow, Walter Knöchel
Using RT-PCR and in situ hybridisation, we have analysed the temporal and spatial expression patterns of Xenopus Fox genes of subclass N. By screening cDNA libraries and by RT-PCR using embryonic RNA and primers derived from EST analyses, we could isolate FoxN2, FoxN4, FoxN5 and different isoforms of FoxN3. FoxN2 and FoxN3 transcripts were found during all developmental stages including early cleavage and tailbud stages. FoxN5 transcripts were only present at early cleavage stages, while FoxN4 expression began after midblastula transition...
2006: International Journal of Developmental Biology
Lars Mecklenburg, Birte Tychsen, Ralf Paus
In mice, rats, and humans, loss of function of Foxn1, a member of the winged helix/forkhead family of transcription factors, leads to macroscopic nudity and an inborn dysgenesis of the thymus. Nude (Foxn1(nu)/Foxn1(nu)) mice develop largely normal hair follicles and produce hair shafts. However, presumably because of a lack of certain hair keratins, the hair shafts that are generated twist and coil in the hair follicle infundibulum, which becomes dilated. Since hair shafts fail to penetrate the epidermis, macroscopic nudity results and generates the - grossly misleading - impression that nude mice are hairless...
November 2005: Experimental Dermatology
Kenneth L Scott, Sharon E Plon
Checkpoint Suppressor 1 (CHES1; FOXN3) encodes a member of the forkhead/winged-helix transcription factor family. The human CHES1 cDNA was originally identified by its ability to function as a high-copy suppressor of multiple checkpoint mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Accumulating expression profile data suggest that CHES1 plays a role in tumorigenicity and responses to cancer treatments, though nothing is known regarding the transcriptional function of CHES1 or other FOXN proteins in human cells. In this report, we find that the carboxyl terminus of CHES1 fused to a heterologous DNA binding domain consistently represses reporter gene transcription in cell lines derived from tumor tissues...
October 10, 2005: Gene
Masuko Katoh, Masaru Katoh
Forkhead-box (FOX) superfamily genes are implicated in carcinogenesis through gene amplification, retroviral integration and chromosomal translocation. FOX superfamily genes within the human genome are classified into 17 or 18 families, designated FOX# (# is alphabet A-Q or R). FOXN1, FOXN2 (HTLF), FOXN3 (CHES1), FOXN4, FOXN5 (FOXR1) and FOXN6 (FOXR2) genes constitute the FOXN gene family. Here, we characterized human FOXN4 gene by using bioinformatics. FOXN4 gene at human chromosome 12q24.12 was found to encode three isoforms...
November 2004: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Masuko Katoh, Masaru Katoh
Forkhead-box (FOX) transcription factors are implicated in carcinogenesis through gene amplification, retroviral integration, or chromosomal translocation. FOXN1, FOXN2 (HTLF), FOXN3 (CHES1), FOXN4 and FOXN5 (FOXR1) constitute the FOXN family. Here, we identified and characterized human FOXN6 (FOXR2) and rodent Foxn6 (Foxr2) orthologs by using bioinformatics. Human FOXN6 gene was identified within human genome sequence RP11-167P23 (AL159987.19), mouse Foxn6 gene within mouse genome sequence RP23-180D16 (AL672293...
July 2004: International Journal of Oncology
Masuko Katoh, Masaru Katoh
Forkhead-box (FOX) genes are implicated in embryogenesis through transcriptional regulation depending on SHH-GLI pathway, TGF-beta pathway etc., and also in carcinogenesis through gene amplification, retroviral integration and chromosomal translocation. FOXN1, FOXN2 (HTLF), FOXN3 (CHES1) and FOXN4 constitute the FOXN family. Here, we identified and characterized the FOXN5 gene, a novel member of FOXN gene family, by using bioinformatics. IMAGE5167039 (BC028191.1) was the representative cDNA derived from human FOXN5 gene...
May 2004: International Journal of Oncology
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