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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339909/il-17-and-cd40-ligand-synergistically-stimulate-the-chronicity-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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Huey-Liang Kuo, Chiu-Ching Huang, Tze-Yi Lin, Ching-Yuang Lin
Background.: Early stages of diabetic nephropathy (DN) are characterized by an influx of inflammatory cells. Interactions between infiltrating T cells and podocytes may play an important role in the ongoing inflammatory response and remodelling. The aim of this study was to explore the role of IL-17 and CD40 ligand (CD40L) in DN. Methods.: The study design involved a case series. Kidney biopsy samples of 69 patients with type 2 diabetes were assessed for the presence of CD4 +  IL-17 +  T cells...
March 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331343/silencing-trim59-inhibits-invasion-migration-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-tgf-%C3%AE-smad2-3-signaling-pathway-in-bladder-cancer-cells
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Wei Chen, Kai Zhao, Chenkui Miao, Aiming Xu, Jianzhong Zhang, Jundong Zhu, Shifeng Su, Zengjun Wang
The evolutionarily conserved genes that encode the tripartite motif (TRIM) protein family are involved in various biological processes, including cellular immunity, inflammatory reaction, antiviral activity, and tumor progression. One member of this protein family, Trim59, has been reported as a novel biomarker for the occurrence and progression of multiple human carcinomas, such as lung cancer, gastric cancer, cervical cancer, and osteosarcoma. However, little is known about the relationship between Trim59 and bladder carcinogenesis...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320097/asiatic-acid-ameliorates-pulmonary-fibrosis-induced-by-bleomycin-blm-via-suppressing-pro-fibrotic-and-inflammatory-signaling-pathways
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Shu-Hong Dong, Yan-Wei Liu, Feng Wei, Hui-Zhen Tan, Zhi-Dong Han
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is known as a life-threatening disease with high mortality and limited therapeutic strategies. In addition, the molecular mechanism by which pulmonary fibrosis developed is not fully understood. Asiatic acid (AA) is a triterpenoid, isolated from Centella asiatica, exhibiting efficient anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative activities. In our study, we attempted to explore the effect of Asiatic acid on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice. The findings indicated that pre-treatment with Asiatic acid inhibited BLM-induced lung injury and fibrosis progression in mice...
March 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303407/evodiamine-attenuates-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-fibroblast-activation-and-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Qing-Qing Wu, Yang Xiao, Xiao-Han Jiang, Yuan Yuan, Zheng Yang, Wei Chang, Zhou-Yan Bian, Qi-Zhu Tang
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of evodiamine on fibroblast activation in cardiac fibroblasts and endothelial to mesenchymal transition (EndMT) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Neonatal rat cardiac fibroblasts were stimulated with transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) to induce fibroblast activation. After co-cultured with evodiamine (5, 10 μM), the proliferation and pro-fibrotic proteins expression of cardiac fibroblasts were evaluated. HUVECs were also stimulated with TGF-β1 to induce EndMT and treated with evodiamine (5, 10 μM) at the same time...
March 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273641/betulinic-acid-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-in-rat-chronic-kidney-disease-model
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Anshuk Sharma, Richa Thakur, Madhu C Lingaraju, Dhirendra Kumar, Karikalan Mathesh, Avinash G Telang, Thakur Uttam Singh, Dinesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Most chronic kidney diseases (CKDs), regardless of the nature of the initial injury, progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) characterized by fibrosis with irreversible loss of tissue and function. Thus, improved and more effective therapies are critical. Betulinic acid (BA), a pentacyclic triterpene is a compound in the pipeline of anti-cancer drug development. It has been shown to a possess variety of beneficial effects in many disease conditions. However, its efficacy against CKD is yet to be explored...
March 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273461/integrin-beta-3-regulates-cellular-senescence-by-activating-the-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway
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Valentina Rapisarda, Michela Borghesan, Veronica Miguela, Vesela Encheva, Ambrosius P Snijders, Amaia Lujambio, Ana O'Loghlen
Cellular senescence is an important in vivo mechanism that prevents the propagation of damaged cells. However, the precise mechanisms regulating senescence are not well characterized. Here, we find that ITGB3 (integrin beta 3 or β3) is regulated by the Polycomb protein CBX7. β3 expression accelerates the onset of senescence in human primary fibroblasts by activating the transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) pathway in a cell-autonomous and non-cell-autonomous manner. β3 levels are dynamically increased during oncogene-induced senescence (OIS) through CBX7 Polycomb regulation, and downregulation of β3 levels overrides OIS and therapy-induced senescence (TIS), independently of its ligand-binding activity...
March 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256590/cd61-promotes-the-differentiation-of-canine-admscs-into-pgc-like-cells-through-modulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Jia Fang, Yudong Wei, Changrong Lv, Sha Peng, Shanting Zhao, Jinlian Hua
Previous studies have shown that CD61 (integrin-β3) promotes the differentiation of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) into germ-like cells. However, the mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we showed that overexpression of CD61 in canine adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (cADMSCs) promotes their differentiation into primordial germ cell (PGC)-like cells. Quantitative real-time PCR, immunocytochemistry and western blot detected higher levels of PGC-specific markers in CD61-overexpressed cADMSCs compared with those in control cells...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245472/role-of-protease-activated-receptor-2-in-regulating-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
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Yongjun Wang, Yanfa He, Mingzheng Wang, Pei Lv, Jianzhen Liu, Junxia Wang
Background /Aims: The underlying mechanisms leading to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) are lacking. In this report, we examined the role of protease-activated receptors (PARs) subtype PAR2 and its downstream signals in regulating the pathophysiological process of FSGS. METHODS: Nephropathy was induced by intravenous injections of adriamycin (ADR) in rats to study FSGS. Western Blot analysis and ELISA were employed to determine the protein expression levels of PAR2 and its downstream signal pathways as well as the levels of PICs...
February 28, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239053/transforming-growth-factor-beta-and-forkhead-box-o-transcription-factors-as-cardiac-fibroblast-regulators
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Ignacio Norambuena-Soto, Constanza Núñez-Soto, Fernanda Sanhueza-Olivares, Nicole Cancino-Arenas, David Mondaca-Ruff, Raul Vivar, Guillermo Díaz-Araya, Rosemarie Mellado, Mario Chiong
Fibroblasts play several homeostatic roles, including electrical coupling, paracrine signaling and tissue repair after injury. Fibroblasts have low secretory activity. However, in response to injury, they differentiate to myofibroblasts. These cells have an increased extracellular matrix synthesis and secretion, including collagen fibers, providing stiffness to the tissue. In pathological conditions myofibroblasts became resistant to apoptosis, remaining in the tissue, causing excessive extracellular matrix secretion and deposition, which contributes to the progressive tissue remodeling...
February 24, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229921/protective-effect-of-a-polysaccharide-from-anoectochilus-roxburghii-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
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Biyu Zeng, Minghua Su, Qingxi Chen, Qiang Chang, Wei Wang, Huihua Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl. is traditionally used for the treatment of various types of chronic and acute hepatitis in China. Considering that Anoectochilus roxburghii polysaccharide (ARPT) is the main constituent of Anoectochilus roxburghii, the present study was designed to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of ARPT and its possible mechanism in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The hepatoprotective activity of ARPT (150, 300 and 500 mg/kg) were investigated on CCl4-induced acute liver damage in mice...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225655/mnte-2-pyp-treatment-or-nox4-inhibition-protects-against-radiation-induced-damage-in-mouse-primary-prostate-fibroblasts-by-inhibiting-the-tgf-beta-1-signaling-pathway
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Arpita Chatterjee, Elizabeth A Kosmacek, Rebecca E Oberley-Deegan
Prostate cancer patients who undergo radiotherapy frequently suffer from side effects caused by radiation-induced damage to normal tissues adjacent to the tumor. Exposure of these normal cells during radiation treatment can result in tissue fibrosis and cellular senescence, which ultimately leads to postirradiation-related chronic complications including urinary urgency and frequency, erectile dysfunction, urethral stricture and incontinence. Radiation-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been reported as the most potent causative factor for radiation damage to normal tissue...
February 22, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214889/regulatory-role-of-mirna-375-in-expression-of-bmp15-gdf9-receptors-and-its-effect-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-bovine-cumulus-cells
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Hongyan Chen, Chang Liu, Hao Jiang, Yan Gao, Mingqiang Xu, Jiawei Wang, Siyuan Liu, Yao Fu, Xulei Sun, Jiajun Xu, Jiabao Zhang, Lisheng Dai
BACKGROUND: Bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) and growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) are members of the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) superfamily. Through autocrine and paracrine mechanisms, these two factors can regulate cell differentiation, proliferation, and other functions in the ovary locally. Furthermore, GDF9 and BMP15 play vital roles in follicular growth, atresia, ovulation, fertilization, reproduction, and maintenance. Numerous studies have demonstrated a synergy between BMP15 and GDF9...
January 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213973/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-induces-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-migration-via-noncanonical-signals-and-n-cadherin
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Maria Jose Dubon, Jinyeong Yu, Sanghyuk Choi, Ki-Sook Park
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) induces the migration and mobilization of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) to maintain bone homeostasis during bone remodeling and facilitate the repair of peripheral tissues. Although many studies have reported the mechanisms through which TGF-β mediates the migration of various types of cells, including cancer cells, the intrinsic cellular mechanisms underlying cellular migration and mobilization of BM-MSCs mediated by TGF-β are unclear. In this study, we showed that TGF-β activated noncanonical signaling molecules, such as Akt, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), focal adhesion kinase (FAK), and p38, via TGF-β type I receptor in human BM-MSCs and murine BM-MSC-like ST2 cells...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195144/concomitant-underexpression-of-tgfbr2-and-overexpression-of-htert-are-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-cervical-cancer
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Hui Yang, Hongyan Zhang, Yahua Zhong, Qiaoli Wang, Lei Yang, Hong Kang, Xiaojia Gao, Haijun Yu, Conghua Xie, Fuxiang Zhou, Yunfeng Zhou
The human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) is highly expressed in a variety of tumors. The transforming growth factor beta receptor type II (TGFBR2) is a downstream protein of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) which suppresses telomerase activity. However, the relevance of survival to the expression of TGFBR2, hTERT or TGFBR2/hTERT has not been previously investigated in cervical cancer tissues. Our study showed that patients with low level of TGFBR2 were associated with poor prognosis (HR = 1...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194878/platelet-activated-serum-might-have-a-therapeutic-effect-on-damaged-articular-cartilage
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Munetaka Yokoyama, Masato Sato, Yoshiki Tani, Miyuki Yokoyama, Mami Kokubo, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Joji Mochida
Platelet-activated serum (PAS) was collected from rabbits. This contains high concentrations of growth factors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB, and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β). PAS was injected into the knee joints of Japanese White rabbits subjected to anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACL-T) to investigate its therapeutic effects on articular cartilage. The effect of Avastin (an anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody) on VEGF expression was also investigated...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192881/stem-cell-biomaterials-and-growth-factors-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Soleiman Jaferian, Maryam Soleymaninejad, Babak Negahdari, Ali Eatemadi
Hepatocellular carcinoma is an antecedent of liver illnesses, including viral hepatitis, alcohol abuse, or metabolic disease. Transforming growth factor-Beta (TGF-b) plays an important role in creating a favorable microenvironment for tumor cell growth via two major mechanisms: an intrinsic activity as an autocrine growth factor and an extrinsic activity by inducing microenvironment changes. Recently stem cell therapy as also been a promising and potential treatment for liver cancer and in addition signaling pathways like GF/GFR systems, SDF-1α/CXC4 ligand receptor interaction and PI3K/Akt signaling, and cytokines has been identified to regulate cell fate decisions, and can be utilized to positively influence cell therapy outcomes...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192751/ameliorative-potential-of-linagliptin-and-or-calcipotriol-on-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
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Ahmed M Kabel, Maaly A Abd Elmaaboud, Aliaa Atef, Mohammed H Baali
Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious medical problem that may significantly compromise respiratory functions. The aim of this work was to study the effect of linagliptin and/or calcipotriol on bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis and to explore the possible mechanisms underlying this effect. One hundred and twenty male C57BL/6 mice were divided into 6 equal groups as follows: control group; bleomycin group; bleomycin+carboxymethylcellulose group; bleomycin+linagliptin group; bleomycin+calcipotriol group and bleomycin+linagliptin+calcipotriol group...
March 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192115/substance-p-enhances-proliferation-and-paracrine-potential-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
#18
Suna Kim, Jiyuan Piao, Youngsook Son, Hyun Sook Hong
Stem cells have tremendous promise to treat intractable diseases. Notably, adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are actively being investigated because of ease of sampling and high repopulation capacity in vitro. ADSCs can exert a therapeutic effect through differentiation and paracrine potential, and these actions have been proven in many diseases, including cutaneous and inflammatory diseases. Transplantation of ADSCs necessitates therapeutic quantities and thus, long term ex vivo culture of ADSCs. However, this procedure can impair the activity of ADSCs and provoke cellular senescence, leading to low efficacy in vivo...
March 25, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190584/the-effects-of-m1-and-m2-macrophages-on-odontogenic-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-cells
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Hee Chul Park, Hongxuan Quan, Tingting Zhu, Yongjoon Kim, Bongju Kim, Hyeong-Cheol Yang
INTRODUCTION: M1 (classically activated) and M2 (alternatively activated) macrophages are known to play primary roles in inflammation and tissue regeneration. To investigate the role of macrophages in dentin regeneration, this study examined the effects of M1 and M2 macrophages on the odontogenic/osteogenic differentiation of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) using the conditioned media (CM) of the activated human monocyte cell line THP-1. METHODS: M1 and M2 macrophages were induced by lipopolysaccharide/interferon-γ and interleukin-4, respectively, and the phenotypes were confirmed by flow cytometry...
April 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188996/dual-delivery-of-growth-factors-with-coacervate-coated-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanofiber-improves-neovascularization-in%C3%A2-a-mouse-skin-flap-model
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Min Suk Lee, Taufiq Ahmad, Jinkyu Lee, Hassan K Awada, Yadong Wang, Kyobum Kim, Heungsoo Shin, Hee Seok Yang
Random skin flaps are commonly used in plastic and reconstructive surgery for patients suffering from severe or large scale wounds or in facial reconstruction. However, skin flaps are sometimes susceptible to partial or complete necrosis at the distal parts of the flaps due to insufficient blood perfusion in the defected area. In order to improve neovascularization in skin flaps, we developed an exogenous growth factor (GF) delivery platform comprised of coacervate-coated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanofibers...
January 30, 2017: Biomaterials
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