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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439213/a-clinical-perspective-on-the-utility-of-alpha-1-antichymotrypsin-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-calcific-aortic-stenosis
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Tatiana Martin-Rojas, Laura Mourino-Alvarez, Felix Gil-Dones, Fernando de la Cuesta, Esther Rosello-Lleti, Carlos M Laborde, Miguel Rivera, Luis Fernando Lopez-Almodovar, Juan Antonio Lopez, Finn Akerstrom, Luis R Padial, Maria G Barderas
BACKGROUND: Calcific aortic stenosis (CAS) is the most common heart valve disease in the elderly, representing an important economic and social burden in developed countries. Currently, there is no way to predict either the onset or progression of CAS, emphasizing the need to identify useful biomarkers for this condition. METHODS: We performed a multi-proteomic analysis on different kinds of samples from CAS patients and healthy donors: tissue, secretome and plasma...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436002/characterization-of-the-chondrocyte-secretome-in-photoclickable-poly-ethylene-glycol-hydrogels
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Margaret C Schneider, Christopher A Barnes, Stephanie J Bryant
Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels are highly tunable platforms that are promising cell delivery vehicles for chondrocytes and cartilage tissue engineering. In addition to characterizing the type of extracellular matrix (ECM) that forms, understanding the types of proteins that are secreted by encapsulated cells may be important. Thus, the objectives for this study were to characterize the secretome of chondrocytes encapsulated in PEG hydrogels and determine whether the secretome varies as a function of hydrogel stiffness and culture condition...
April 24, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433626/thrombin-impairs-human-endometrial-endothelial-angiogenesis-implications-for-progestin-only-contraceptive-induced-abnormal-uterine-bleeding
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John P Shapiro, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli, Umit A Kayisli, Nihan Semerci, S Joseph Huang, Sefa Arlier, Kellie Larsen, Paolo Fadda, Frederick Schatz, Charles J Lockwood
OBJECTIVE: Progestin-only contraceptives induce abnormal uterine bleeding, accompanied by pro-thrombin leakage from dilated endometrial microvessels and increased thrombin generation by human endometrial stromal cell (HESC)-expressed tissue factor. Initial studies of the thrombin-treated HESC secretome identified elevated levels of cleaved chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4 (CSPG4), impairing pericyte-endothelial interactions. Thus, we investigated direct and CSPG4-mediated effects of thrombin in eliciting abnormal uterine bleeding by disrupting endometrial angiogenesis...
April 19, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429889/omentin-treatment-of-epicardial-fat-improves-its-anti-inflammatory-activity-and-paracrine-benefit-on-smooth-muscle-cells
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Ángel Fernández-Trasancos, Rosa María Agra, Jose María García-Acuña, Ángel Luis Fernández, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Sonia Eiras
OBJECTIVE: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) in coronary artery disease is insulin resistant and has a proinflammatory profile. This study examined the regulation of EAT by exogenous omentin and its consequence on vascular cells. METHODS: Stromal vascular cells (SC) of EAT and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) from patients who underwent heart surgery were cultured and exposed to adipogenic factors with or without omentin. Proinflammatory cytokine regulation by omentin was analyzed in SC and mature adipocytes...
April 21, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422762/silencing-smoc2-ameliorates-kidney-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-fibroblast-to-myofibroblast-transformation
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Casimiro Gerarduzzi, Ramya K Kumar, Priyanka Trivedi, Amrendra K Ajay, Ashwin Iyer, Sarah Boswell, John N Hutchinson, Sushrut S Waikar, Vishal S Vaidya
Secreted modular calcium-binding protein 2 (SMOC2) belongs to the secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) family of matricellular proteins whose members are known to modulate cell-matrix interactions. We report that SMOC2 is upregulated in the kidney tubular epithelial cells of mice and humans following fibrosis. Using genetically manipulated mice with SMOC2 overexpression or knockdown, we show that SMOC2 is critically involved in the progression of kidney fibrosis. Mechanistically, we found that SMOC2 activates a fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transition (FMT) to stimulate stress fiber formation, proliferation, migration, and extracellular matrix production...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420162/hepatocyte-growth-factor-a-key-tumor-promoting-factor-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Benjamin Yaw Owusu, Robert Galemmo, James Janetka, Lidija Klampfer
The tumor microenvironment plays a key role in tumor development and progression. Stromal cells secrete growth factors, cytokines and extracellular matrix proteins which promote growth, survival and metastatic spread of cancer cells. Fibroblasts are the predominant constituent of the tumor stroma and Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF), the specific ligand for the tyrosine kinase receptor c-MET, is a major component of their secretome. Indeed, cancer-associated fibroblasts have been shown to promote growth, survival and migration of cancer cells in an HGF-dependent manner...
April 17, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417959/genome-sequence-of-plasmopara-viticola-and-insight-into-the-pathogenic-mechanism
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Ling Yin, Yunhe An, Junjie Qu, Xinlong Li, Yali Zhang, Ian Dry, Huijuan Wu, Jiang Lu
Plasmopara viticola causes downy mildew disease of grapevine which is one of the most devastating diseases of viticulture worldwide. Here we report a 101.3 Mb whole genome sequence of P. viticola isolate 'JL-7-2' obtained by a combination of Illumina and PacBio sequencing technologies. The P. viticola genome contains 17,014 putative protein-coding genes and has ~26% repetitive sequences. A total of 1,301 putative secreted proteins, including 100 putative RXLR effectors and 90 CRN effectors were identified in this genome...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416761/oncogenic-senescence-a-multi-functional-perspective
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Darren J Baker, Fatouma Alimirah, Jan M van Deursen, Judith Campisi, Jeffrey Hildesheim
Cellular senescence is defined as an irreversible growth arrest with the acquisition of a distinctive secretome. The growth arrest is a potent anticancer mechanism whereas the secretome facilitates wound healing, tissue repair, and development. The senescence response has also become increasingly recognized as an important contributor to aging and age-related diseases, including cancer. Although oncogenic mutations are capable of inducing a beneficial senescence response that prevents the growth of premalignant cells and promotes cancer immune-surveillance, the secretome of senescent cells also includes factors with pro-tumorigenic properties...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416208/fetal-and-perinatal-stem-cells-in-cardiac-regeneration-moving-forward-to-the-paracrine-era
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C Balbi, S Bollini
Cardiovascular disease (CD) is a major burden for Western society. Regenerative medicine has provided encouraging results, yet it has not addressed the focal defects causing CD and mainly related to the inefficient repair programme of the heart. In this scenario, stem cells have been broadly investigated and their paracrine effect proposed as a possible working strategy to boost endogenous mechanisms of repair and regeneration from within the cardiac tissue. The scientific community is now focusing on identifying the most effective stem cell secretome, as the whole of bioactive factors and extracellular vesicles secreted by stem cells and endowed with regenerative potential...
April 12, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414035/bothrops-jararaca-venom-gland-secretory-cells-in-culture-effects-of-noradrenaline-on-toxin-production-and-secretion
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Luciana Godoy Viana, Richard Hemmi Valente, Cíntia Scucuglia Heluany, Andreia Souza-Imberg, Milene Schmidt Luna, Jonas Perales, Norma Yamanouye
Primary culture of snake venom gland secretory cells could be a good model to study the mechanism(s) of toxin(s) production. These cells can produce and secrete venom to the medium with a hemorrhagic activity comparable to that induced by venom collected from snakes. Production of new venom is triggered by the sympathetic outflow, through the release of noradrenaline, but the importance of this neurotransmitter on toxin synthesis has not been addressed. This work led to the identification and comparison of the toxin panel produced by cultured secretory cells, during a 12-day time-course analysis, as well as to the effects of noradrenaline on the process...
April 13, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410577/a-candidate-rxlr-effector-from-plasmopara-viticola-can-elicit-immune-responses-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
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Jiang Xiang, Xinlong Li, Ling Yin, Yunxiao Liu, Yali Zhang, Junjie Qu, Jiang Lu
BACKGROUND: Diverse plant pathogens deliver effectors into plant cells to alter host processes. Oomycete pathogen encodes a large number of putative RxLR effectors which are likely to play a role in manipulating plant defense responses. The secretome of Plasmopara viticola (downy mildew of grapevine) contains at least 162 candidate RxLR effectors discovered in our recent studies, but their roles in infection and pathogenicity remain to be determined. Here, we characterize in depth one of the putative RxLR effectors, PvRxLR16, which has been reported to induce cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana in our previous study...
April 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407259/the-verticillium-specific-protein-vdscp7-localizes-to-the-plant-nucleus-and-modulates-immunity-to-fungal-infections
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Lisha Zhang, Hao Ni, Xuan Du, Sheng Wang, Xiao-Wei Ma, Thorsten Nürnberger, Hui-Shan Guo, Chenlei Hua
Fungal pathogens secrete effector proteins to suppress plant basal defense for successful colonization. Resistant plants, however, can recognize effectors by cognate R proteins to induce effector-triggered immunity (ETI). By analyzing secretomes of the vascular fungal pathogen Verticillium dahliae, we identified a novel secreted protein VdSCP7 that targets the plant nucleus. The green fluorescent protein (GFP)-tagged VdSCP7 gene with either a mutated nuclear localization signal motif or with additional nuclear export signal was transiently expressed in Nicotiana benthamiana, and investigated for induction of plant immunity...
April 13, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406185/knockdown-of-stem-cell-regulator-oct4a-in-ovarian-cancer-reveals-cellular-reprogramming-associated-with-key-regulators-of-cytoskeleton-extracellular-matrix-remodelling
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Chantel Samardzija, David W Greening, Ruth Escalona, Maoshan Chen, Maree Bilandzic, Rodney Luwor, George Kannourakis, Jock K Findlay, Nuzhat Ahmed
Oct4A is a master regulator of self-renewal and pluripotency in embryonic stem cells. It is a well-established marker for cancer stem cell (CSC) in malignancies. Recently, using a loss of function studies, we have demonstrated key roles for Oct4A in tumor cell survival, metastasis and chemoresistance in in vitro and in vivo models of ovarian cancer. In an effort to understand the regulatory role of Oct4A in tumor biology, we employed the use of an ovarian cancer shRNA Oct4A knockdown cell line (HEY Oct4A KD) and a global mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomic analysis to investigate novel biological targets of Oct4A in HEY samples (cell lysates, secretomes and mouse tumor xenografts)...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405581/angiogenesis-in-newly-regenerated-bone-by-secretomes-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Wataru Katagiri, Takamasa Kawai, Masashi Osugi, Yukiko Sugimura-Wakayama, Kohei Sakaguchi, Taku Kojima, Tadaharu Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: For an effective bone graft for reconstruction of the maxillofacial region, an adequate vascular network will be required to supply blood, osteoprogenitor cells, and growth factors. We previously reported that the secretomes of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-CM) contain numerous growth factors such as insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which can affect the cellular characteristics and behavior of regenerating bone cells...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403795/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-for-renal-repair
#15
Arash A Nargesi, Lilach O Lerman, Alfonso Eirin
Transplantation of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been shown to attenuate renal injury and dysfunction in several animal models, and its efficacy is currently being tested in clinical trials for patients with renal disease. Accumulating evidence indicates that MSCs release extracellular vesicles (EVs) that deliver genes, microRNAs and proteins to recipient cells, acting as mediators of MSC paracrine actions. In this context, it is critical to characterize the MSC-derived EV cargo to elucidate their potential contribution to renal repair...
April 12, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402555/deregulation-of-the-endometrial-stromal-cell-secretome-precedes-embryo-implantation-failure
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Ruban Rex Peter Durairaj, Asma Aberkane, Lukasz Polanski, Yojiro Maruyama, Miriam Baumgarten, Emma S Lucas, Siobhan Quenby, Jerry K Y Chan, Nick Raine-Fenning, Jan J Brosens, Hilde Van de Velde, Yie Hou Lee
STUDY QUESTION: Is implantation failure following ART associated with a perturbed decidual response in endometrial stromal cells (EnSCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Dynamic changes in the secretome of decidualizing EnSCs underpin the transition of a hostile to a supportive endometrial microenvironment for embryo implantation; perturbation in this transitional pathway prior to ART is associated with implantation failure. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Implantation is the rate-limiting step in ART, although the contribution of an aberrant endometrial microenvironment in IVF failure remains ill defined...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394946/the-integrative-omics-of-white-rot-fungus-pycnoporus-coccineus-reveals-co-regulated-cazymes-for-orchestrated-lignocellulose-breakdown
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Shingo Miyauchi, David Navarro, Sacha Grisel, Didier Chevret, Jean-Guy Berrin, Marie-Noelle Rosso
Innovative green technologies are of importance for converting plant wastes into renewable sources for materials, chemicals and energy. However, recycling agricultural and forestry wastes is a challenge. A solution may be found in the forest. Saprotrophic white-rot fungi are able to convert dead plants into consumable carbon sources. Specialized fungal enzymes can be utilized for breaking down hard plant biopolymers. Thus, understanding the enzymatic machineries of such fungi gives us hints for the efficient decomposition of plant materials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390274/proteomic-characterization-and-schizophyllan-production-by-schizophyllum-commune-istl04-cultured-on-leucaena-leucocephala-wood-under-submerged-fermentation
#18
Manoj Kumar Singh, Madan Kumar, Indu Shekhar Thakur
In this study Schizophyllum commune ISTL04 was grown on Leucaena leucocephala wood (LLW) for secretome analysis and schizophyllan production. There is no report on extracellular protein profile and schizophyllan production on woody biomass by this fungus under submerged fermentation conditions. Leucaena leucocephala, a promising bioenergy crop having high holocellulose content was used as substrate without pretreatment. The maximum sugar, extracellular protein and exopolysaccharide (EPS) production during fermentation was found to be 8...
March 30, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387650/a-proteomic-analysis-of-the-malignant-mesothelioma-secretome-using-itraq
#19
Jenette Creaney, Ian M Dick, Justine S Leon, Bruce W S Robinson
Backgound/Aim: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive and fatal pleural cancer. The cell secretome offers information allowing insight into the pathogenesis of MM while offering the possibility to identify potential therapeutic targets and biomarkers. In the present study the secretome protein profile of MM cell lines was compared to normal mesothelial cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six MM cell lines were compared against three primary mesothelial cell culture preparations using iTRAQ® mass spectrometry...
March 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381401/programmed-cell-senescence-il-6-role-in-the-pituitary
#20
Melanie Sapochnik, Mariana Fuertes, Eduardo Arzt
IL-6 is a pleiotropic cytokine with multiple pathophysiological functions. As a key factor of the senescence secretome, it can promote tumorigenesis and cell proliferation but also exert tumor suppressive functions, depending on the cellular context. IL-6, as do other cytokines, plays important roles in function, growth and neuroendocrine responses of the anterior pituitary gland. The multiple actions of IL-6 on normal and adenomatous pituitary function, cell proliferation, angiogenesis and extracellular matrix remodeling indicate its importance in the regulation of the anterior pituitary...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
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