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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046055/topographic-distribution-pattern-of-morphologically-different-g-cells-in-the-murine-antral-mucosa
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Claudia Frick, Hanna Luisa Martin, Johanna Bruder, Kerstin Lang, Heinz Breer
Gastrin-secreting enteroendocrine cells (G cells) in the antrum play an important role in the regulation of gastric secretion, gastric motility and mucosal cell proliferation. Recently we have uncovered the existence of two subpopulations of G cells with pivotally different morphology and a distinct localization in the antral invaginations; the functional implications of the different G cell types are still elusive. In this study a transgenic mouse line in which EGFP is expressed under the control of a gastrin promoter was used to elucidate the distribution pattern of the two G cell types throughout the different regions of the antrum...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045972/-acetylsalicylic-acid-treatment-enhanced-immunomodulatory-function-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-gingiva
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R L Yang, T T Yu, Y H Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the role of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in immunomodulation of mesenchymal stem cells derived from gingiva (GMSCs), and to explore the role of ASA in enhancing the immumomodulation of GMSCs and the capacity of GMSCs to treat immune disorders and the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Flow cytometry analysis were used to analyze the role of ASA in the expression of stem cells surface markers CD146, CD105, CD90, CD34 and CD45 in GMSCs,and the GMSCs proliferation was analyzed by 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine (BrdU) staining and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045950/leonurine-prevents-atherosclerosis-via-promoting-the-expression-of-abca1-and-abcg1-in-a-ppar%C3%AE-lxr%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-dependent-manner
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Ting Jiang, Kun Ren, Qian Chen, Heng Li, Rong Yao, Hu Hu, Yun-Cheng Lv, Guo-Jun Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies have demonstrated that leonurine, a unique alkaloid compound of Herba leonuri, can exert anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects on the development of atherosclerosis (AS). This study was designed to investigate the effects of leonurine on cholesterol efflux from THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells and development of atherosclerotic lesions in apoE-/- mice, and further determine the potential mechanisms. METHODS: Human THP-1 cells were fully differentiated into foam cells by the pre-treatment with phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA) and oxidized density lipoproteins (ox-LDL)...
October 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045904/inkt-cells-orchestrate-a-switch-from-inflammation-to-resolution-of-sterile-liver-injury
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Pei Xiong Liew, Woo-Yong Lee, Paul Kubes
After traumatic injury, some cells function as detectors to sense injury and to modulate the local immune response toward a restitution phase by affecting the local cytokine milieu. Using intravital microscopy, we observed that patrolling invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells were initially excluded from a site of hepatic injury but subsequently were strategically arrested first via self-antigens and then by cytokines, circumscribing the injured site at exactly the location where monocytes co-localized and hepatocytes proliferated...
October 17, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045845/revealing-the-determinants-of-widespread-alternative-splicing-perturbation-in-cancer
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Yongsheng Li, Nidhi Sahni, Rita Pancsa, Daniel J McGrail, Juan Xu, Xu Hua, Jasmin Coulombe-Huntington, Michael Ryan, Boranai Tychhon, Dhanistha Sudhakar, Limei Hu, Michael Tyers, Xiaoqian Jiang, Shiaw-Yih Lin, M Madan Babu, Song Yi
It is increasingly appreciated that alternative splicing plays a key role in generating functional specificity and diversity in cancer. However, the mechanisms by which cancer mutations perturb splicing remain unknown. Here, we developed a network-based strategy, DrAS-Net, to investigate more than 2.5 million variants across cancer types and link somatic mutations with cancer-specific splicing events. We identified more than 40,000 driver variant candidates and their 80,000 putative splicing targets deregulated in 33 cancer types and inferred their functional impact...
October 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045541/from-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-to-b-cell-lymphoma
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L Couronné, E Bachy, S Roulland, B Nadel, F Davi, M Armand, D Canioni, J M Michot, C Visco, L Arcaini, C Besson, O Hermine
In addition to liver disorders, Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is also associated with extrahepatic immune manifestations and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), especially marginal zone lymphoma, de novo or transformed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and to a lesser extent, follicular lymphoma. Epidemiological data and clinical observations argue for an association between HCV and lymphoproliferative disorders. The causative role of HCV in NHL has been further supported by the response to anti-viral therapy. Pathophysiological processes at stake leading from HCV infection to overt lymphoma still need to be further elucidated...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045527/braf-mutant-colorectal-cancer-prognosis-treatment-and-new-perspectives
#7
E Sanz-Garcia, G Argiles, E Elez, J Tabernero
The MAPK cascade plays a crucial role in tumor cell proliferation and survival. Accumulating evidence suggests that mutations in the BRAF oncogene are not only associated with poor prognosis but also linked with less benefit when treated with anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Targeting this molecular aberration has thus become a matter of particular interest in mCRC drug development. In contrast to other malignances such as BRAF mutant (mt) melanoma, efficacy observed with BRAF inhibitors in mono-therapy in mCRC is poor...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045475/association-between-rna-binding-protein-ptbp2-and-germ-cell-injury-in-an-experimentally-induced-unilateral-cryptorchidism-murine-model
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Xianming Dou, Jingjing Gao, Pan Gao, Dongdong Tang, Dangwei Peng, Jun Mao, Zhenyu Huang, Peng Chen, He Chen, Shengwei Ke, Chaozhao Liang, Xiansheng Zhang
RNA binding protein polypyrimidine tract binding protein 2 (Ptbp2) as a key alternative splicing regulator for male germ cell development is well established. However, its expression levels and role in cryptorchidism testes tissues has not been explored. Additionally, the molecular mechanism of heat stress impacts the correct proliferation and differentiation of germ cells is unclear. To investigate whether changes in Ptbp2 expression are correlated with heat stress-induced germ cell injury in testicular tissue, we used a murine model of intraperitoneal cryptorchidism with surgical operation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045131/dapsone-and-nitroso-dapsone-activation-of-na%C3%A3-ve-t-cells-from-healthy-donors
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Abdulaziz Alzahrani, Monday O Ogese, Xioali Meng, James Waddington, Arun Tailor, John Farrell, James L Maggs, Catherine J Betts, B Kevin Park, Dean John Naisbitt
Dapsone (DDS) causes hypersensitivity reactions in 0.5-3.6% of patients. Although clinical diagnosis is indicative of a hypersensitivity reaction, studies have not been performed to define whether dapsone or a metabolite activates specific T-cells. Thus, the aims of this study were to explore the immunogenicity DDS and nitroso DDS (DDS-NO) using PBMC from healthy donors and splenocytes from mice and generate human T-cell clones to characterize mechanisms of T-cell activation. DDS-NO was synthesized from DDS-hydroxylamine and shown to bind to the thiol group of glutathione and human and mouse albumin through sulfonamide and N-hydroxyl sulphonamide adducts...
October 18, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045039/design-of-potent-b-raf-v600e-inhibitors-by-mcss-strategy
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Ze-Feng Wang, Peng-Fei Wang, Jun-Ting Ma, Ying-Zi Chai, Hui-Min Hu, Wen-Long Gao, Zhong-Chang Wang, Bao-Zhong Wang, Hai-Liang Zhu
B-Raf kinase is a vital intermedium in the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway, which transforms extracellular signals into cellular mechanisms. Mutations in this kinase, for instance, the most common V600E mutation, can lead to the ERK signaling pathologically activated and hence cause severe diseases like somatic tumors. So far, the development of B-Raf inhibitors has made remarkable progress. However, the resistance and relapse of approved Raf drugs have been widely reported, and the optimization for old drugs and the discovery for new inhibitors still remain a significant task...
October 17, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044995/mir-200c-regulates-endothelin-1-induced-pasmcs-abnormal-proliferation-and-apoptosis
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Chao Yuan, Min Xu, Rong Rong, Yong Mei, Wenyan Cai, Lin Li, Yao Xue, Baoli Zhu, Kai Sun, Lei Han
miR-200c is an antioncogene in multiple tumors. However, its function in the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has not been thoroughly investigated nor understood. In this study, we discovered that miR-200c was able to substantially upregulate in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) treated with endothelin-1 (ET-1). miR-200c also induced cell proliferation and suppressed cell apoptosis in PASMCs in vitro. However, miR-200c had no effect on G1/S/G2 transitions during the cell cycle...
October 16, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044876/chelidonine-inhibits-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-by-suppressing-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-in-hct116-cells
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Zhi Hong Zhang, Chunliu Mi, Ke Si Wang, Zhe Wang, Ming Yue Li, Hong Xiang Zuo, Guang Hua Xu, Xuezheng Li, Lian Xun Piao, Juan Ma, Xuejun Jin
Nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) is a complex that regulates several hundreds of genes, including those involved in immunity and inflammation, survival, proliferation, and the negative feedback of NF-κB signaling. Chelidonine, a major bioactive, isoquinoline alkaloid ingredient in Chelidonium majus, exhibits antiinflammatory pharmacological properties. However, its antiinflammatory molecular mechanisms remain unclear. In this work, we explored the effect of chelidonine on TNF-induced NF-κB activation in HCT116 cells...
October 17, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044868/effects-of-rubiadin-isolated-from-prismatomeris-connata-on-anti-hepatitis-b-virus-activity-in-vitro
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Zheng Peng, Gang Fang, Fenghui Peng, Zhiyu Pan, Zhengying Su, Wei Tian, Danrong Li, Huaxin Hou
Prismatomeris connata was a kind of Rubiaceae plant for treatment of hepatitis, hepatic fibrosis and silicosis. Whereas, the effective components of Prismatomeris connata remains unexplored. The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effects and mechanisms of Rubiadin isolated from Prismatomeris connata against HBV using HepG2.2.15 cells. The levels of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg), and hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg) in the supernatants or cytoplasm were examined using by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
October 18, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044703/a-comparative-study-on-the-effect-of-promoting-the-osteogenic-function-of-osteoblasts-using-isoflavones-from-radix-astragalus
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Xianghe Kong, Fang Wang, Yinbo Niu, Xianglong Wu, Yalei Pan
Radix Astragalus has been shown to exert beneficial effects regarding the prevention postmenopausal osteoporosis. However, its mechanism of action remains to be investigated. Calycosin, formononetin, and calycosin-7-O-β-d-glucoside are the main isoflavone constituents of Astragalus. In this study, the abilities of these 3 compounds to promote osteogenic function of osteoblasts were compared, and the structure-activity relationships of these osteotrophic isoflavones were determined. Calycosin exhibited a greater effect than formononetin and calycosin-7-O-β-d-glucoside regarding improvements in osteogenic function of osteoblasts, as demonstrated by cell proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity, collagen I and osteocalcin secretion, and the number and area of mineralized bone nodules...
October 18, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044464/prognostic-value-of-the-cancer-oncogene-kelch-like-6-in-gastric-cancer
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J Deng, J Guo, G Ma, H Zhang, D Sun, Y Hou, X Xie, X Guo, Y Nie, H Liang
BACKGROUND: Kelch-like 6 (KLHL6) is a cancer oncogene previously associated with specific human cancers, such as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Here, the mechanisms of KLHL6 function were explored in gastric cancer (GC) cells, in an in vivo experimental tumour model, and the prognostic value of KLHL6 analysis in GC tissue evaluated in a cohort of patients with GC. METHODS: Associations between clinicopathological and survival data and KLHL6 expression in GC tissues were analysed...
October 17, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044221/downregulation-of-mir-16-via-urgcp-pathway-contributes-to-glioma-growth
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Liang Hong, Ouyang Qing, Zhou Ji, Zhang Chengqu, Chen Ying, Cui Hao, Xu Minhui, Xu Lunshan
Experimental and clinical evidence points to a critical role of Upregulator of cell proliferation (URGCP/URG4) in controlling the progression of multiple tumors. However, the oncogenic role of URGCP in glioma still remains elusive. In this study we tried to investigate the oncogenic roles and molecular mechanisms of URGCP in glioma. We found that the levels of URGCP were upregulated in glioma, and that the high-levels of URGCP indicated a worse prognosis in glioma patients. URGCP and miR-16 are critical for glioma growth: silencing URGCP (shURGCP) inhibited glioma growth, while, the shURGCP-mediated proliferative inhibition could be recovered by antagonizing miR-16 (anta-miR-16) in vivo and in vitro...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043294/integrating-networks-and-comparative-genomics-reveals-retroelement-proliferation-dynamics-in-hominid-genomes
#17
Orr Levy, Binyamin A Knisbacher, Erez Y Levanon, Shlomo Havlin
Retroelements (REs) are mobile DNA sequences that multiply and spread throughout genomes by a copy-and-paste mechanism. These parasitic elements are active in diverse genomes, from yeast to humans, where they promote diversity, cause disease, and accelerate evolution. Because of their high copy number and sequence similarity, studying their activity and tracking their proliferation dynamics is a challenge. It is particularly difficult to pinpoint the few REs in a genome that are still active in the haystack of degenerate and suppressed elements...
October 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043013/mir-125a-suppresses-viability-and-glycolysis-and-induces-apoptosis-by-targeting-hexokinase-2-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Zhanwei Sun, Wenqi Zhang, Qian Li
BACKGROUND: miR-125a usually functions as a tumor suppressor in cancers. However, the role of miR-125a in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) has not been determined. METHODS: qRT-PCR was applied to measure the expression of miR-125a and HK2 mRNA in LSCC tissues and cells. CCK-8 kit and flow cytometry analysis were performed to detect cell viability and apoptosis. Luciferase reporter assay and RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) were conducted to confirm the relationship between miR-125a and HK2...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042999/pien-tze-huang-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-by-increasing-the-expression-of-mir-34c-5p
#19
Yun Wan, Aling Shen, Fei Qi, Jianfeng Chu, Qiaoyan Cai, Thomas Joseph Sferra, Jun Peng, Youqin Chen
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, short endogenous non-coding RNA that act as oncogenes or tumor suppressors, and serve an important role in various human malignant cancers, including colorectal cancer (CRC). Evidence has indicated that miRNAs regulate the expression of various genes associated with human cancer, in particular the miR-34 family. A well-known traditional Chinese formula, Pien Tze Huang (PZH), has a significant clinical effect on CRC. Previous studies have demonstrated that PZH inhibits CRC growth in vitro and in vivo via multiple mechanisms, including the induction of apoptosis, inhibition of cell proliferation and tumor angiogenesis...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042993/sitagliptin-ameliorates-high-glucose-induced-cell-proliferation-and-expression-of-the-extracellular-matrix-in-glomerular-mesangial-cells
#20
Guan-Ying Zhang, Dong-Dong Wang, Zheng Cao, Tong Wei, Chen-Xu Liu, Qun-Li Wei
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most important causes that leads to end-stage renal disease and the efficacy of strategies currently available for the prevention of DN remains unsatisfactory. Sitagliptin (SIT), which is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, exhibited a modest beneficial effect on glycated hemoglobin levels and is capable of ameliorating renal ischemia reperfusion injury. By determining the expression of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), collagen type IV (ColIV) and fibronectin (FN) levels in high glucose-cultured glomerular mesangial cells (MCs), the present study aimed to assess the anti-proliferative and anti-fibrotic effects of SIT on the therapeutic potential for the prevention of DN and its mechanism...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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