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Tenascin C

Lei Liu, Masashi Fujimoto, Fumi Nakano, Hirofumi Nishikawa, Takeshi Okada, Fumihiro Kawakita, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Toshimichi Yoshida, Hidenori Suzuki
Tenascin-C (TNC), a matricellular protein, is upregulated in brain parenchyma after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Recent studies emphasize that early brain injury (EBI) should be overcome to improve post-SAH outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of TNC knockout (TNKO) on neuronal apoptosis and neuroinflammation, both of which are important constituents of EBI after SAH. C57BL/6 wild-type (WT) mice or TNKO mice underwent sham or filament perforation SAH modeling. Twenty-five WT mice and 25 TNKO mice were randomly divided into sham+WT (n = 10), sham+TNKO (n = 8), SAH+WT (n = 15), and SAH+TNKO (n = 17) groups...
March 15, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
Elizabeth Delve, Justin Parreno, Vivian Co, Po-Han Wu, Jasmine Chong, Matteo Di Scipio, Rita A Kandel
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that initially manifests as loss of the superficial zone (SZ) of articular cartilage. SZ chondrocytes (SZC) differ in morphology from other chondrocytes as they are elongated and oriented parallel to the tissue surface. Proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) and tenascin C (TNC) are molecules expressed by SZC, which have been shown to be chondroprotective. Identification of the signalling pathway(s) regulating expression of SZ molecules may lead to a therapeutic target that can be used to delay or prevent the onset of OA...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Brij Bhushan Mehta, Anil Tiwari, Saniya Sharma, Ashu Shukla, Maryada Sharma, Rakesh K Vasishta, Ramesh K Sen, Aman Sharma, Manni Luthra-Guptasarma
Tenascin-C (TN-C) levels are elevated in the synovial tissue and fluid, as well as cartilage of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. In addition, the presence of TN-C fragments has also been documented in arthritic cartilage. We have previously shown that a single chain variable fragment antibody (TN64), directed against the fibronectin type III repeats 1-5 (TNfnIII 1-5) of TN-C, effectively inhibits fibrotic pathology. Given that fibrosis results from chronic inflammation, and the fact that increased levels of TN-C in the synovial fluid of patients with RA contributes to synovial inflammation and joint destruction, we aimed to investigate the role of TNfnIII 1-5 region of TN-C in RA pathogenesis...
March 9, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
Aoi Hayasaki, Yasuhiro Murata, Masanobu Usui, Taemi Hibi, Takahiro Ito, Yusuke Iizawa, Hiroyuki Kato, Akihiro Tanemura, Yoshinori Azumi, Naohisa Kuriyama, Masashi Kishiwada, Shugo Mizuno, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Toshimichi Yoshida, Shuji Isaji
OBJECTIVES: Tenascin-C (TN-C) is an extracellular matrix protein that is up-regulated in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) stroma and associated with tumor invasion. We examined intratumor stromal expression of TN-C in resected specimens and the histologic effect of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) as prognostic indicators in initially locally advanced unresectable (UR-LA) PDAC. METHODS: Among 110 UR-LA PDAC patients enrolled in the CRT protocol from February 2005 to December 2015, 46 who underwent curative-intent resection were classified as high (tumor destruction >50%) and low (≤50%) responders according to the Evans grading system...
March 6, 2018: Pancreas
Giuseppe Gritti, Andrea Gianatti, Fiorella Petronzelli, Rita De Santis, Chiara Pavoni, Riccardo Lorenzo Rossi, Laura Cattaneo, Luigi Giusto Spagnoli, Silvia Ferrari, Andrea Rossi, Anna Maria Barbui, Alessandro Rambaldi
The clinical outcome of T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is poor and innovative treatments are needed. Tenascin-C is a large extracellular glycoprotein not expressed under physiological conditions, but overexpressed in cancer. Aim of the study was to evaluate tenascin-C expression within pathologic tissue of T-cell NHL and determine its clinical significance. We used an immunohistochemistry approach using the anti-tenascin-C monoclonal antibody Tenatumomab in 75 systemic T-cell NHL (including 72 mature and 3 precursor T-cell NHL), and 25 primary cutaneous T-cell NHL...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Lin-Guo Wang, Xue-Qin Huangfu, Bo Tao, Guan-Jin Zhong, Zhou-Di Le
BACKGROUND: Tenascin-C is a matricellular protein related to brain injury. We studied serum tenascin-C in acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and examined the associations with severity and outcome following the acute event. METHODS: Tenascin-C samples were obtained from 162 patients with acute hemorrhagic stroke and 162 healthy controls. Poor 90-day functional outcome was defined as modified Rankin Scale score > 2. Early neurological deterioration (END) and hematoma growth (HG) were recorded at 24 h...
February 27, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Ruizeng Dong, Jianmin Guo, Zewei Zhang, Yimin Zhou, Yonghong Hua
The aim of this study was to identify the anti-cancer mechanism of Polyphyllin I (PPI) on gastric cancer cells via its activity on cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs). We cultured purified gastric CAFs obtained from fresh human gastric cancer tissue and examined the effect of Polyphyllin I on CAF proliferation using a colorimetric viability assay. In addition, we established a nude mouse xenograft model to examine the effect of Polyphyllin I administration on tumorigenesis. Using Western analysis, we quantified protein expression of the CAF-derived cytokines fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP), secreted protein acidic and cysteine rich (SPARC), stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1), hepatocyte growth factor tenascin-C (TNC), and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in both in vitro and in vivo models...
February 27, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Olutobi Oyinlade, Shuang Wei, Bachchu Lal, John Laterra, Heng Zhu, C Rory Goodwin, Shuyan Wang, Ding Ma, Jun Wan, Shuli Xia
UDP-glucose 6-dehydrogenase (UGDH) produces UDP-α-D-glucuronic acid, the precursors for glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and proteoglycans of the extracellular matrix. Elevated GAG formation has been implicated in a variety of human diseases, including glioblastoma (GBM). In our previous study, we found that Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) promotes GBM cell migration by binding to methylated DNA, mainly methylated CpGs (mCpG) and transactivating gene expression. We identified UDGH as one of the downstream targets of KLF4-mCpG binding activity...
February 26, 2018: Oncogene
Jacob R Sorensen, Caitlin Skousen, Alex Holland, Kyle Williams, Robert D Hyldahl
To uncover potential factors that may be involved in the impaired regenerative capacity of aged skeletal muscle, we comprehensively assessed the molecular stress response following muscle damage in old and young individuals. 10 young (22.7 ± 2.25 yrs) and 8 physically active old (70.9 ± 7.5 yrs) subjects completed a bout of 300 lengthening contractions (LC), and muscle biopsies were taken pre-exercise and at 3, 24, and 72 h post-LC. Both age groups performed the same amount of work during LC, with the old group displaying a resistance to LC-induced fatigue during the exercise...
February 18, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
S Becerril, A Rodríguez, V Catalán, L Méndez-Giménez, B Ramírez, N Sáinz, M Llorente, X Unamuno, J Gómez-Ambrosi, G Frühbeck
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity is related to a dynamic extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, which involves the synthesis and degradation of different proteins, such as tenascin C (TNC) in the adipose tissue (AT). Given the functional relationship between leptin and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), our aim was to analyze the impact of the absence of the iNOS gene in AT inflammation and ECM remodeling in ob/ob mice. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The expression of genes involved in inflammation and ECM remodeling was evaluated in 10-week-old male double knockout (DBKO) mice simultaneously lacking the ob and iNOS genes as well as in ob/ob mice classified into three groups [control, leptin-treated (1 mg kg -1 day -1 ) and pair-fed]...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Naito Kurio, Cheri Saunders, Till E Bechtold, Imad Salhab, Hyun-Duck Nah, Sayantani Sinha, Paul C Billings, Maurizio Pacifici, Eiki Koyama
Condylar articular cartilage in mouse temporomandibular joint develops from progenitor cells near the articulating surface that proliferate, undergo chondrogenesis and mature into hypertrophic chondrocytes. However, it remains unclear how these processes are regulated, particularly postnatally. Here we focused on the apical polymorphic layer rich in progenitors and asked whether the phenotype and fate of the cells require signaling by Indian hedgehog (Ihh) previously studied in developing long bones. In condyles in newborn mice, the apical polymorphic/progenitor cell layer was ~10 cell layer-thick and expressed the articular matrix marker Tenascin-C (Tn-C), and the underlying thick cell layer expressed Tn-C as well as the chondrogenic master regulator Sox9...
February 12, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Jie Sun, Chenchen Mou, Qin Shi, Bing Chen, Xianglin Hou, Wen Zhang, Xiaoran Li, Yan Zhuang, Jiajia Shi, Yanyan Chen, Jianwu Dai
It had been demonstrated that stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) could promote in situ tendon regeneration by recruiting endogenous cells. However, native SDF-1α diffuses too fast in vivo, reducing its local concentration and efficacy. In this study, we prepared a recombinant SDF-1α containing a collagen-binding domain (CBD-SDF-1α) and developed a functional collagen scaffold by tethering CBD-SDF-1α on the collagen scaffold for in situ tendon regeneration. CBD-SDF-1α could induce the migration of mesenchymal stem cells, dermal fibroblasts and Achilles tendon fibroblasts in vitro, and achieve controlled release from the collagen scaffold...
February 4, 2018: Biomaterials
David Onion, Mark Isherwood, Naveen Shridhar, Mikalena Xenophontos, Madeleine L Craze, Laura J Day, María A García-Márquez, Robert G Pineda, Alexander M Reece-Smith, John H Saunders, John P Duffy, Richard H Argent, Anna M Grabowska
The complex interplay of the tumour microenvironment (TME) and its role in disease progression and response to therapy is poorly understood. The majority of studies to date focus on individual components or molecules within the TME and so lack the power correlative analysis. Here we have performed a multi-parameter analysis of the TME in 62 resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) specimens detailing number and location of immune infiltrate, assessing markers of cancer-associated fibroblasts, caveolin-1 and tenascin-C, and correlating with clinicopathological details, as well as markers of disease progression such as epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Armin Kraus, Ronald Luetzenberg, Nauras Abuagela, Siri Hollenberg, Manfred Infanger
Background: For tendon tissue engineering, tenocyte-seeded scaffolds are a promising approach. Under conventional 2D culture however, tenocytes show rapid senescene and phenotype loss. We hypothesized that phenotype loss could be counteracted by simulated microgravity conditions. Methods: Human tenocytes were exposed to microgravity for 9 days on a Random Positioning Machine (RPM). Formation of 3D-structures (spheroids) was observed under light microscopy, gene expression was measured by real-time PCR...
July 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
Allegra G Hawkins, Venkatesha Basrur, Felipe da Veiga Leprevost, Elisabeth Pedersen, Colin Sperring, Alexey I Nesvizhskii, Elizabeth R Lawlor
Tumor: tumor microenvironment (TME) interactions are critical for tumor progression and the composition and structure of the local extracellular matrix (ECM) are key determinants of tumor metastasis. We recently reported that activation of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in Ewing sarcoma cells induces widespread transcriptional changes that are associated with acquisition of a metastatic tumor phenotype. Significantly, ECM protein-encoding genes were found to be enriched among Wnt/beta-catenin induced transcripts, leading us to hypothesize that activation of canonical Wnt signaling might induce changes in the Ewing sarcoma secretome...
January 31, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
Anna M Marzeda, Kim S Midwood
To protect against danger, the innate immune system must promptly and accurately sense alarm signals, and mount an appropriate response to restore homeostasis. One endogenous trigger of immunity is tenascin-C, a large hexameric protein of the extracellular matrix. Upregulated upon tissue injury and cellular stress, tenascin-C is expressed during inflammation and tissue remodeling, where it influences cellular behavior by interacting with a multitude of molecular targets, including other matrix components, cell surface proteins, and growth factors...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
Min Hee Park, Min Seong Kim, Jung Im Yun, Jung Hoon Choi, Eunsong Lee, Seung Tae Lee
To date, in vitro culture systems able to sufficiently expand the small population of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), a tool for the development of sperm-mediated gene transfer techniques in transgenic pigs, in the porcine seminiferous tubule have not been reported. Therefore, as a step toward engineering a noncellular niche to support the in vitro maintenance of porcine SSC self-renewal, we investigated the types of integrin heterodimers that are expressed and functional on their membrane. The α and β integrin subunit protein expressions were analyzed using immunocytochemistry and fluorescence immunoassay, and the function of integrin heterodimers was confirmed by attachment and antibody inhibition assays...
January 25, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Miriana Jlenia Quattromani, Jakob Hakon, Uwe Rauch, Adam Q Bauer, Tadeusz Wieloch
In the brain, focal ischemia results in a local region of cell death and disruption of both local and remote functional neuronal networks. Tissue reorganization following stroke can be limited by factors such as extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules that prevent neuronal growth and synaptic plasticity. The brain's ECM plays a crucial role in network formation, development, and regeneration of the central nervous system. Further, the ECM is essential for proper white matter tract development and for the formation of structures called perineuronal nets (PNNs)...
January 20, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
Raquel Costa-Almeida, Albina R Franco, Tamagno Pesqueira, Mariana B Oliveira, Pedro S Babo, Isabel B Leonor, João F Mano, Rui L Reis, Manuela E Gomes
Platelet-derived biomaterials are widely explored as cost-effective sources of therapeutic factors, holding a strong potential for endogenous regenerative medicine. Particularly for tendon repair, treatment approaches that shift the injury environment are explored to accelerate tendon regeneration. Herein, genipin-crosslinked platelet lysate (PL) patches are proposed for the delivery of human-derived therapeutic factors in patch augmentation strategies aiming at tendon repair. Developed PL patches exhibited a controlled release profile of PL proteins, including bFGF and PDGF-BB...
January 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Jian Zheng, Jonathan M Hernandez, Alexandre Doussot, Linda Bojmar, Constantinos P Zambirinis, Bruno Costa-Silva, Elke J A H van Beek, Milica T Mark, Henrik Molina, Gokce Askan, Olca Basturk, Mithat Gonen, T Peter Kingham, Peter J Allen, Michael I D'Angelica, Ronald P DeMatteo, David Lyden, William R Jarnagin
BACKGROUND: Exosomes are nanovesicles that have been shown to mediate carcinogenesis in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Given the direct communication of pancreatic duct fluid with the tumor and its relative accessibility, we aimed to determine the feasibility of isolating and characterizing exosomes from pancreatic duct fluid. METHODS: Pancreatic duct fluid was collected from 26 patients with PDAC (n = 13), intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) (n = 8) and other benign pancreatic diseases (n = 5) at resection...
January 12, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
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