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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291954/therapeutic-mechanisms-of-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-tendon-injury-model
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Sang Yoon Lee, Bomi Kwon, Kyoungbun Lee, Young Hoon Son, Sun G Chung
BACKGROUND: Although survival of transplanted stem cells in vivo and differentiation of stem cells into tenocytes in vitro have been reported, there have been no in vivo studies demonstrating that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could secrete their own proteins as differentiated tenogenic cells. Purpose/Hypothesis: Using a xenogeneic MSC transplantation model, we aimed to investigate whether MSCs could differentiate into the tenogenic lineage and secrete their own proteins. The hypothesis was that human MSCs would differentiate into the human tenogenic lineage and the cells would be able to secrete human-specific proteins in a rat tendon injury model...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262779/ischemic-injury-leads-to-extracellular-matrix-alterations-in-retina-and-optic-nerve
#2
Jacqueline Reinhard, Marina Renner, Susanne Wiemann, Daniel A Shakoor, Gesa Stute, H Burkhard Dick, Andreas Faissner, Stephanie C Joachim
Retinal ischemia occurs in a variety of eye diseases. Restrained blood flow induces retinal damage, which leads to progressive optic nerve degeneration and vision loss. Previous studies indicate that extracellular matrix (ECM) constituents play an important role in complex tissues, such as retina and optic nerve. They have great impact on de- and regeneration processes and represent major candidates of central nervous system glial scar formation. Nevertheless, the importance of the ECM during ischemic retina and optic nerve neurodegeneration is not fully understood yet...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257425/corneal-stromal-stem-cells-reduce-corneal-scarring-by-mediating-neutrophil-infiltration-after-wounding
#3
Andrew J Hertsenberg, Golnar Shojaati, Martha L Funderburgh, Mary M Mann, Yiqin Du, James L Funderburgh
Corneal scarring limits vision for millions of individuals worldwide. Corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) is the standard of care for corneal opacity; however, it bears the risk of graft rejection and infection and is not universally available. Stem cell therapy holds promise as an alternative to keratoplasty. Stem cells from human corneal stroma (CSSC) induce regeneration of transparent corneal tissue in a mouse wound-healing model. In this study we investigated the mechanism by which CSSC prevent deposition of fibrotic tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247010/pathological-and-molecular-analyses-of-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-apoe-knockout-mice
#4
Masa-Aki Shibata, Eiko Shibata, Kentaro Maemura, Yoichi Kondo, Mariko Harada-Shiba
The establishment of consistent and reliable methods for the analysis of atherosclerosis molecular pathways and for testing the efficiency of new therapeutics is of utmost importance. Here, we fed ApoE-knockout (KO) mice with high-fat diet to for 16 weeks to induce atherosclerosis. Atherosclerotic lesions in mice were methodically investigated using pathologic analyses and molecular biology tools. These lesions were histopathologically classified into three categories: early, progressive, and combined lesions...
February 28, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244007/effects-of-tenascin-c-knockout-on-cerebral-vasospasm-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-mice
#5
Masashi Fujimoto, Masato Shiba, Fumihiro Kawakita, Lei Liu, Naoshi Shimojo, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Toshimichi Yoshida, Hidenori Suzuki
A matricellular protein tenascin-C (TNC) has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but the direct evidence remains lacking. In this study, we examined effects of TNC knockout (TNKO) on cerebral vasospasm after experimental SAH in mice. C57BL/6 wild-type (WT) or TNKO mice were subjected to SAH by endovascular puncture. Ten WT and ten TNKO mice were randomized to WT sham (n = 4), TNKO sham (n = 4), WT SAH (n = 6), and TNKO SAH (n = 6) groups...
February 27, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242775/role-of-periostin-in-early-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-mice
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Lei Liu, Fumihiro Kawakita, Masashi Fujimoto, Fumi Nakano, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Toshimichi Yoshida, Hidenori Suzuki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A matricellular protein tenascin-C is implicated in early brain injury after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This study first evaluated the role of another matricellular protein periostin and the relationships with tenascin-C in post-SAH early brain injury. METHODS: Wild-type (n=226) and tenascin-C knockout (n=9) C57BL/6 male adult mice underwent sham or filament perforation SAH modeling. Vehicle, anti-periostin antibody, or recombinant periostin was randomly administrated by an intracerebroventricular injection at 30 minutes post-modeling...
February 27, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230733/ck2-molecular-targeting-tumor-cell-specific-delivery-of-rnai-in-various-models-of-cancer
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Janeen H Trembley, Betsy T Kren, Md Joynal Abedin, Rachel I Vogel, Claire M Cannon, Gretchen M Unger, Khalil Ahmed
Protein kinase CK2 demonstrates increased protein expression relative to non-transformed cells in the majority of cancers that have been examined. The elevated levels of CK2 are involved in promoting not only continued proliferation of cancer cells but also their resistance to cell death; thus, CK2 has emerged as a plausible target for cancer therapy. Our focus has been to target CK2 catalytic subunits at the molecular level using RNA interference (RNAi) strategies to achieve their downregulation. The delivery of oligonucleotide therapeutic agents warrants that they are protected and are delivered specifically to cancer cells...
February 21, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223136/wnt3%C3%AE-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-induce-myofibroblast-differentiation-from-periodontal-ligament-cells-via-different-pathways
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Hui Xu, Yao He, Jian Q Feng, Rui Shu, Zhe Liu, Jingyu Li, Yating Wang, Yang Xu, Huan Zeng, Xin Xu, Zichao Xiang, Chaoran Xue, Ding Bai, Xianglong Han
Myofibroblasts are specialized cells that play a key role in connective tissue remodeling and reconstruction. Alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), vimentin and tenascin-C are myofibroblast phenotype, while α-SMA is the phenotypic marker. The observation that human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs) differentiate into myofibroblasts under orthodontic force has provided a new perspective for understanding of the biological and biomechanical mechanisms involved in orthodontic tooth movement. However, the cell-specific molecular mechanisms leading to myofibroblast differentiation in the periodontal ligament (PDL) remain unclear...
February 20, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223108/tenascin-c-is-a-prognostic-determinant-and-potential-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-marker-for-breast-ductal-carcinoma
#9
Zhaoting Yang, Weidong Ni, Chunai Cui, Longyun Fang, Yanhua Xuan
Tenascin C (TNC) is a key of extracellular matrix glycoprotein and highly express in numerous human malignancies. Herein, we attempted to clarify the clinicopathological significance of TNC as a prognostic determinant of breast ductal carcinoma. Then, we investigated TNC immunohistochemical expression in 150 breast ductal carcinomas and 27 normal breast tissue samples. Clinical relevance of TNC expression and the association TNC expression with other factors related to cancer-associated fibroblasts were also examined...
February 20, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214894/mechanical-loading-improves-tendon-bone-healing-in-a-rabbit-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-model-by-promoting-proliferation-and-matrix-formation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-tendon-cells
#10
Fanglong Song, Dawei Jiang, Tianchen Wang, Yi Wang, Fengmei Chen, Guoxing Xu, Yifan Kang, Yinquan Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study investigated the effect of mechanical stress on tendon-bone healing in a rabbit anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction model as well as cell proliferation and matrix formation in co-culture of bone-marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and tendon cells (TCs). METHODS: The effect of continuous passive motion (CPM) therapy on tendon-bone healing in a rabbit ACL reconstruction model was evaluated by histological analysis, biomechanical testing and gene expressions at the tendon-bone interface...
February 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197173/targeting-cell-surface-receptors-for-axon-regeneration-in-the-central-nervous-system
#11
REVIEW
Menghon Cheah, Melissa R Andrews
Axon regeneration in the CNS is largely unsuccessful due to excess inhibitory extrinsic factors within lesion sites together with an intrinsic inability of neurons to regrow following injury. Recent work demonstrates that forced expression of certain neuronal transmembrane receptors can recapitulate neuronal growth resulting in successful growth within and through inhibitory lesion environments. More specifically, neuronal expression of integrin receptors such as alpha9beta1 integrin which binds the extracellular matrix glycoprotein tenascin-C, trk receptors such as trkB which binds the neurotrophic factor BDNF, and receptor PTPσ which binds chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans, have all been show to significantly enhance regeneration of injured axons...
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187162/loss-of-caveolin-1-alters-extracellular-matrix-protein-expression-and-ductal-architecture-in-murine-mammary-glands
#12
Christopher Thompson, Sahar Rahim, Jeremiah Arnold, Abigail Hielscher
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is abnormal in breast tumors and has been reported to contribute to breast tumor progression. One factor, which may drive ongoing matrix synthesis in breast tumors, is the loss of stromal caveolin-1 (cav-1), a scaffolding protein of caveolae, which has been linked to breast tumor aggressiveness. To determine whether loss of cav-1 results in the abnormal expression of matrix proteins, mammary glands from cav- 1-/- and cav- 1 +/+ mice were investigated for differences in expression of several ECM proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152318/hedgehog-signaling-stimulates-tenascin-c-to-promote-invasion-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-cells-through-annexin-a2
#13
Kelly Foley, Stephen Muth, Elizabeth Jaffee, Lei Zheng
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDA) is characterized by a dense desmoplastic reaction that comprises 60-90% of the tumor, while only 10-40% of the tumor is composed of malignant epithelial cells. This desmoplastic reaction is composed of stromal fibroblast cells, extracellular matrix proteins, and immune cells. Accumulating evidence has suggested that the stromal and epithelial cell compartments interact during the pathogenesis of this disease. Therefore, it is important to identify the signaling pathways responsible for this interaction to better understand the mechanisms by which PDA invades and metastasizes...
February 2, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115252/micropatterning-of-nanocomposite-polymer-scaffolds-using-sacrificial-phosphate-glass-fibers-for-tendon-tissue-engineering-applications
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Feras Alshomer, Camilo Chaves, Tiziano Serra, Ifty Ahmed, Deepak M Kalaskar
This study presents a simple and reproducible method of micropatterning the novel nanocomposite polymer (POSS-PCU) using a sacrificial phosphate glass fiber template for tendon tissue engineering applications. The diameters of the patterned scaffolds produced were dependent on the diameter of the glass fibers (15 μm) used. Scaffolds were tested for their physical properties and reproducibility using various microscopy techniques. For the first time, we show that POSS-PCU supports growth of human tenocytes cells...
January 20, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106752/the-promoting-effect-of-the-extracellular-matrix-peptide-tniiia2-derived-from-tenascin-c-in-colon-cancer-cell-infiltration
#15
Hideo Suzuki, Manabu Sasada, Sadahiro Kamiya, Yuka Ito, Hikaru Watanabe, Yuko Okada, Kazuma Ishibashi, Takuya Iyoda, Akinori Yanaka, Fumio Fukai
The extracellular matrix (ECM) molecule tenascin C (TNC) is known to be highly expressed under various pathological conditions such as inflammation and cancer. It has been reported that the expression of TNC is correlated with the malignant potential of cancer. In our laboratory, it was found that the peptide derived from the alternative splicing domain A2 in TNC, termed TNIIIA2, has been shown to influence a variety of cellular processes, such as survival, proliferation, migration, and differentiation. In this study, we investigated the effect of TNC/TNIIIA2 on the invasion and metastasis of colon cancer cells, Colon26-M3...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095396/tenascin-c-and-fibronectin-expression-divide-early-stage-tongue-cancer-into-low-and-high-risk-groups
#16
Elias Sundquist, Joonas H Kauppila, Johanna Veijola, Rayan Mroueh, Petri Lehenkari, Saara Laitinen, Juha Risteli, Ylermi Soini, Veli-Matti Kosma, Iris Sawazaki-Calone, Carolina Carneiro Soares Macedo, Risto Bloigu, Ricardo D Coletta, Tuula Salo
BACKGROUND: Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) metastasises early, especially to regional lymph nodes. There is an ongoing debate on which early stage (T1-T2N0) patients should be treated with elective neck dissection. We need prognosticators for early stage tongue cancer. METHODS: Mice immunisation with human mesenchymal stromal cells resulted in production of antibodies against tenascin-C (TNC) and fibronectin (FN), which were used to stain 178 (98 early stage), oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma samples...
February 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074628/s100a4-metastasin-positive-mesenchymal-canine-mammary-tumour-spheroids-reduce-tenascin-c-synthesis-under-dmso-exposure-in-vitro
#17
S Kau, I Miller, A Tichy, C Gabriel
In breast cancer research S100A4-positive tumour-associated stromal cells are assumed as primary source of Tenascin C (TNC) in the metastatic environment. Aim of the present study was to isolate and characterize S100A4/TNC positive stromal canine mammary tumour (CMT) cells. Cells grown as scaffold-free spheroids were investigated for S100A4, TNC, and proliferative activity under 1.8% DMSO stimulation by means of Western blot and immunohistochemistry. DMSO is a commonly used drug solvent despite well-known side effects on cells including TNC expression...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071813/sex-differences-in-tendon-structure-and-function
#18
Dylan C Sarver, Yalda Ashraf Kharaz, Kristoffer B Sugg, Jonathan P Gumucio, Eithne Comerford, Christopher L Mendias
Tendons play a critical role in the transmission of forces between muscles and bones, and chronic tendon injuries and diseases are among the leading causes of musculoskeletal disability. Little is known about sex-based differences in tendon structure and function. Our objective was to evaluate the mechanical properties, biochemical composition, transcriptome, and cellular activity of plantarflexor tendons from 4 month old male and female C57BL/6 mice using in vitro biomechanics, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, genome-wide expression profiling, and cell culture techniques...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054932/hiv-infection-rather-than-concurrent-opportunistic-infections-drives-most-systemic-procoagulant-vascular-and-damage-responses-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-central-africa
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Saskia Janssen, Michaela Am Huson, Kara K Osbak, Elie-Gide Rossatanga, Abraham Alabi, René Lutter, Martin P Grobusch, Tom van der Poll
BACKGROUND: HIV infection is accompanied by various systemic host responses, including activation of coagulation and the vascular endothelium. We sought to determine the impact of opportunistic co-infections in a Central-African setting. METHODS: This prospective study included 98 HIV-infected individuals in Gabon initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and followed them up for 6 months. Patients were stratified according to the presence of active tuberculosis (TB; n=19), mucocutaneous opportunistic infection (n=9), or no opportunistic infection (n=70)...
January 5, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011588/transgenic-overexpression-of-macrophage-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-exacerbates-age-related-cardiac-hypertrophy-vessel-rarefaction-inflammation-and-fibrosis
#20
Hiroe Toba, Presley L Cannon, Andriy Yabluchanskiy, Rugmani Padmanabhan Iyer, Jeanine D'Armiento, Merry L Lindsey
Advancing age is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is secreted by macrophages and robustly increases in the left ventricle (LV) with age. The present study investigated the effect of MMP-9 overexpression in macrophages on cardiac aging. We compared 16- to 21-mo-old C57BL/6J wild-type (WT) and transgenic (TG) male and female mice (n = 15-20/group). MMP-9 overexpression amplified the hypertrophic response to aging, as evidenced by increased LV wall thickness and myocyte cross-sectional areas (P < 0...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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