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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098912/microrna-9-limits-hepatic-fibrosis-by-suppressing-the-activation-and-proliferation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-directly-targeting-mrp1-abcc1
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Jie Sun, Huanying Zhang, Liying Li, Lianfeng Yu, Lifang Fu
Liver fibrosis is a chronic liver disease characterized by the proliferation and activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM). Research suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs) are a new type of regulator of liver fibrosis. In the present study, we investigated the role of microRNA-9 (miR-9) in the process of liver fibrosis, as well as the underlying mechanism of action. Downregulated levels of miR-9 were found in fibrotic liver tissues and activated HSCs as detected by qRT-PCR; whereas, expression of multidrug resistance‑associated protein 1 (MRP1/ABCC1) was upregulated in the fibrotic liver tissues and activated HSCs...
January 17, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096434/precocious-glucocorticoid-exposure-reduces-skeletal-muscle-satellite-cells-in-the-fetal-rat
#2
Ganga Gokulakrishnan, Xiaoyan Chang, Ryan Fleischmann, Marta Fiorotto
Perinatal skeletal muscle growth rates are a function of protein and myonuclear accretion. Precocious exposure of the fetus to glucocorticoids (GLC) in utero impairs muscle growth. Reduced muscle protein synthesis rates contribute to this response, but the consequences for myonuclear hyperplasia are unknown. To test the hypothesis that blunting of Pax7+ muscle progenitor cell proliferative activity by GLC in vivo also contributes to reduced fetal muscle growth, pregnant rats were administered dexamethasone (DEX;1 mg/L drinking water) from embryonic day (ED) 13 to ED21...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096392/continual-renewal-and-replication-of-persistent-leishmania-major-parasites-in-concomitantly-immune-hosts
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Michael A Mandell, Stephen M Beverley
In most natural infections or after recovery, small numbers of Leishmania parasites remain indefinitely in the host. Persistent parasites play a vital role in protective immunity against disease pathology upon reinfection through the process of concomitant immunity, as well as in transmission and reactivation, yet are poorly understood. A key question is whether persistent parasites undergo replication, and we devised several approaches to probe the small numbers in persistent infections. We find two populations of persistent Leishmania major: one rapidly replicating, similar to parasites in acute infections, and another showing little evidence of replication...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092084/iron-availability-compromises-not-only-oligodendrocytes-but-also-astrocytes-and-microglial-cells
#4
Maria Victoria Rosato-Siri, Leandro Marziali, María Eugenia Guitart, Maria Elvira Badaracco, Mariana Puntel, Fernando Pitossi, Jorge Correale, Juana Maria Pasquini
When disrupted, iron homeostasis negatively impacts oligodendrocyte (OLG) differentiation and impairs myelination. To better understand myelin formation and OLG maturation, in vivo and in vitro studies were conducted to evaluate the effect of iron deficiency (ID) not only on OLG maturation but also on astrocytes (AST) and microglial cells (MG). In vivo experiments in an ID model were carried out to describe maturational events during OLG and AST development and the reactive profile of MG during myelination when iron availability is lower than normal...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088038/evidence-of-functional-duplicity-of-nestin-expression-in-the-adult-mouse-midbrain
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Parisa Farzanehfar, Shi Sheng Lu, Anupa Dey, Dharshani Musiienko, Hamzah Baagil, Malcolm K Horne, Tim D Aumann
Whether or not neurogenesis occurs in the adult substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) is an important question relevant for developing better treatments for the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Although controversial, it is generally believed that dividing cells here remain undifferentiated or differentiate into glia, not neurons. However, there is a suggestion that Nestin-expressing neural precursor cells (NPCs) in the adult SNc have a propensity to differentiate into neurons, which we sought to confirm in the present study...
January 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086962/inhibitory-effects-of-serum-from-sepsis-patients-on-epithelial-cell-migration-in-vitro-a-case-control-study
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Henna Jaurila, Vesa Koivukangas, Marjo Koskela, Fiia Gäddnäs, Sirpa Salo, Johanna Korvala, Maija Risteli, Toni Karhu, Karl-Heinz Herzig, Tuula Salo, Tero I Ala-Kokko
BACKGROUND: Sepsis delays wound re-epithelialization. In this study we explored the effect of human sepsis sera as well as the effects of cytokines, growth factors and exosomes of sepsis sera treated normal fibroblasts (NF) on keratinocyte migration and proliferation in vitro. METHODS: Serum samples were taken on days 1, 4, and 9 from 44 patients diagnosed with severe sepsis, and from 14 matching healthy controls. We evaluated the effects of sepsis serum with or without TNF-α, EGF, EGF receptor inhibitor or exosomes of sepsis sera treated NF on human keratinocyte (HaCaT) proliferation (BrdU assay), viability (MTT assay), and migration (horizontal wound healing model)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071689/haploinsufficiency-of-ehmt1-improves-pattern-separation-and-increases-hippocampal-cell-proliferation
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Marco Benevento, Charlotte A Oomen, Alexa E Horner, Houshang Amiri, Tessa Jacobs, Charlotte Pauwels, Monica Frega, Tjitske Kleefstra, Maksym V Kopanitsa, Seth G N Grant, Timothy J Bussey, Lisa M Saksida, Catharina E E M Van der Zee, Hans van Bokhoven, Jeffrey C Glennon, Nael Nadif Kasri
Heterozygous mutations or deletions of the human Euchromatin Histone Methyltransferase 1 (EHMT1) gene are the main causes of Kleefstra syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by impaired memory, autistic features and mostly severe intellectual disability. Previously, Ehmt1(+/-) heterozygous knockout mice were found to exhibit cranial abnormalities and decreased sociability, phenotypes similar to those observed in Kleefstra syndrome patients. In addition, Ehmt1(+/-) knockout mice were impaired at fear extinction and novel- and spatial object recognition...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069011/myeloperoxidase-oxidized-high-density-lipoprotein-impairs-atherosclerotic-plaque-stability-by-inhibiting-smooth-muscle-cell-migration
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Boda Zhou, Lingyun Zu, Yong Chen, Xilong Zheng, Yuhui Wang, Bing Pan, Min Dong, Enchen Zhou, Mingming Zhao, Youyi Zhang, Lemin Zheng, Wei Gao
BACKGROUND: High density lipoprotein (HDL) has been proved to be a protective factor for coronary heart disease. Notably, HDL in atherosclerotic plaques can be nitrated (NO2-oxHDL) and chlorinated (Cl-oxHDL) by myeloperoxidase (MPO), likely compromising its cardiovascular protective effects. METHOD: Here we determined the effects of NO2-oxHDL and Cl-oxHDL on SMC migration using wound healing and transwell assays, proliferation using MTT and BrdU assays, and apoptosis using Annexin-V assay in vitro, as well as on atherosclerotic plaque stability in vivo using a coratid artery collar implantation mice model...
January 10, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062256/dehydroepiandrosterone-increases-the-number-and-dendrite-maturation-of-doublecortin-cells-in-the-dentate-gyrus-of-middle-age-male-wistar-rats-exposed-to-chronic-mild-stress
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J J Herrera-Pérez, L Martínez-Mota, G Jiménez-Rubio, L Ortiz-López, E A Cabrera-Muñoz, N Galindo-Sevilla, E Zambrano, F Hernández-Luis, G B Ramírez-Rodríguez, M Flores-Ramos
Aging increases the vulnerability to stress and risk of developing depression. These changes have been related to a reduction of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels, an adrenal steroid with anti-stress effects. Also, adult hippocampal neurogenesis decreases during aging and its alteration or impaired is related to the development of depression. Besides, it has been hypothesized that DHEA increases the formation of new neurons. However, it is unknown whether treatment with DHEA in aging may stimulate the dendrite maturation of newborn neurons and reversing depressive-like signs evoked by chronic stress exposure...
January 4, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061901/rbm5-inhibits-tumorigenesis-of-gliomas-through-inhibition-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-induction-of-apoptosis
#10
Yuanpei Jiang, Hongling Sheng, Lei Meng, Hongsheng Yue, Bo Li, Aijun Zhang, Yanan Dong, Yuguang Liu
BACKGROUND: Gliomas are one of the most common malignant brain tumors and bring a big threat to human life as traditional therapy is unsatisfactory. RBM5 was a RNA-binding motif protein and was reported as a tumor suppressor. But the role of RBM5 in gliomas was unknown. METHODS: The mRNA level of RBM5 was determined in gliomas tissues and cell lines by real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) assay while the association of RBM5 expression with prognosis was analyzed by Kaplan-Meier method and compared by log-rank test...
January 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061785/short-term-early-exposure-to-lapatinib-confers-lifelong-protection-from-mammary-tumor-development-in-mmtv-erbb-2-transgenic-mice
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Zhikun Ma, Amanda B Parris, Zhengzheng Xiao, Erin W Howard, Stanley D Kosanke, Xiaoshan Feng, Xiaohe Yang
BACKGROUND: Although chemopreventative agents targeting the estrogen/estrogen receptor (ER) pathway have been effective for ER(+) breast cancers, prevention of hormone receptor-negative breast cancers, such as Her2/erbB-2(+) breast cancers, remains a significant issue. Previous studies have demonstrated that administration of EGFR/erbB-2-targeting lapatinib to MMTV-erbB-2 transgenic mice inhibited mammary tumor development. The prevention, however, was achieved by prolonged high dose exposure...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057912/mir-340-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-gastric-cancer-cell-line-sgc-7901-possibly-via-the-akt-pathway
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Jinzhong Yu, Ruijie Wang, Jianshe Chen, Jinfeng Wu, Zhongqin Dang, Qinsheng Zhang, Bo Li
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer is among the most common types of cancer, with high morbidity and mortality. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play vital roles in the tumorigenesis and biology of gastric cancer. This study aimed to reveal the role of miR-340 in gastric cancer cell proliferation and apoptosis and to elucidate the potential mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Human gastric cancer cells SGC-7901 were used in this study for cell transfection with miR-340 mimic or inhibitor. After transfection, cell viability, proliferation, and apoptosis were examined by MTT, BrdU, and flow cytometry assays, respectively...
January 6, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056547/analysis-of-hypoxia-induced-noncoding-rnas-reveals-metastasis-associated-lung-adenocarcinoma-transcript-1-as-an-important-regulator-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation
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Matthias Brock, Claudio Schuoler, Caroline Leuenberger, Carlo Bühlmann, Thomas J Haider, Johannes Vogel, Silvia Ulrich, Max Gassmann, Malcolm Kohler, Lars C Huber
Vascular remodeling, a pathogenic hallmark in pulmonary hypertension, is mainly driven by a dysbalance between proliferation and apoptosis of human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells. It has previously been shown that microRNAs are involved in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. However, the role of long noncoding RNAs has not been evaluated. long noncoding RNA expression was quantified in human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells using PCR arrays and quantitative PCR. Knockdown of genes was performed by transfection of siRNA or GapmeR...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053116/dna-dependent-protease-activity-of-human-spartan-facilitates-replication-of-dna-protein-crosslink-containing-dna
#14
Mónika Mórocz, Eszter Zsigmond, Róbert Tóth, Márton Zs Enyedi, Lajos Pintér, Lajos Haracska
Mutations in SPARTAN are associated with early onset hepatocellular carcinoma and progeroid features. A regulatory function of Spartan has been implicated in DNA damage tolerance pathways such as translesion synthesis, but the exact function of the protein remained unclear. Here, we reveal the role of human Spartan in facilitating replication of DNA-protein crosslink-containing DNA. We found that purified Spartan has a DNA-dependent protease activity degrading certain proteins bound to DNA. In concert, Spartan is required for direct DPC removal in vivo; we also show that the protease Spartan facilitates repair of formaldehyde-induced DNA-protein crosslinks in later phases of replication using the bromodeoxyuridin (BrdU) comet assay...
January 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051254/mir-214-negatively-regulates-proliferation-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-breast-cancer
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S-J Yi, L-L Li, W-B Tu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the function and mechanism of miR-214 in regulating breast cancer cell proliferation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MiR-214 expression level was measured by quantitative reverse transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR). The protein level of β-catenin, PCNA and WNT targets (cyclin D1 and c-Myc) was evaluated by Western blot analysis. The effects of miR-214 on cell proliferation and cisplatin sensitivity were assessed by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and/or 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) assay...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048979/adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-is-impaired-by-transient-and-moderate-developmental-thyroid-hormone-disruption
#16
M E Gilbert, J H Goodman, J Gomez, A F M Johnstone, R L Ramos
The hippocampus maintains a capacity for neurogenesis throughout life, a capacity that is reduced in models of adult onset hypothyroidism. The effects of developmental thyroid hormone (TH) insufficiency on neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus, however, has not been examined. Graded degrees of TH insufficiency were induced in pregnant rat dams by administration of 0, 3 or 10ppm of 6-propylthiouracil (PTU) in drinking water from gestational day (GD) 6 until weaning. Body, brain, and hippocampal weight were reduced on postnatal day (PN) 14, 21, 78 and hippocampal volume was smaller at the 10 but not 3ppm dose level...
December 31, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045930/the-ccl2-ccr2-axis-affects-transmigration-and-proliferation-but-not-resistance-to-chemotherapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
#17
Patricia Macanas-Pirard, Thomas Quezada, Leonardo Navarrete, Richard Broekhuizen, Andrea Leisewitz, Bruno Nervi, Pablo A Ramírez
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has a high mortality rate despite chemotherapy and transplantation. Both CXCR4/SDF-1 and VLA-4/VCAM1 axes are involved in leukemia protection but little is known about the role of CCL2/CCR2 in AML biology and protection against chemotherapy. We measured CCR2 expression in AML cell lines and primary AML cells by flow cytometry (FCM), real time PCR (RT-PCR) and western blot (WB). CCL2 production was quantified by solid phase ELISA in peripheral blood (PB) and bone marrow (BM) serum...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045549/curcumin-and-viscum-album-extract-decrease-proliferation-and-cell-viability-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-cells-an-in-vitro-analysis-of-eight-cell-lines-using-real-time-monitoring-and-colorimetric-assays
#18
K Harati, B Behr, A Daigeler, T Hirsch, F Jacobsen, M Renner, A Harati, C Wallner, M Lehnhardt, M Becerikli
BACKGROUND: The cytostatic effects of the polyphenol curcumin and Viscum album extract (VAE) were assessed in soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) cells. METHODS: Eight human STS cell lines were used: fibrosarcoma (HT1080), liposarcoma (SW872, T778, MLS-402), synovial sarcoma (SW982, SYO1, 1273), and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (U2197). Primary human fibroblasts served as control cells. Cell proliferation, viability, and cell index (CI) were analyzed by BrdU assay, MTT assay, and real-time cell analysis (RTCA)...
January 3, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028909/regulation-of-injury-induced-ovarian-regeneration-by-activation-of-oogonial-stem-cells
#19
Piril Erler, Alexandra Sweeney, James R Monaghan
Some animals have the ability to generate large numbers of oocytes throughout life. This raises the question whether persistent adult germline stem cell populations drive continuous oogenesis and whether they are capable of mounting a regenerative response after injury. Here we demonstrate the presence of adult oogonial stem cells (OSCs) in the adult axolotl salamander ovary and show that ovarian injury induces OSC activation and functional regeneration of the ovaries to reproductive capability. Cells that have morphological similarities to germ cells were identified in the developing and adult ovaries via histological analysis...
January 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024497/-effect-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-6-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-multiple-myeloma-cells-and-its-mechanisms
#20
Bo Liang, Jun-Jie Yin, Zhong-Liang Wang, Xin-Rong Zhan
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6(GRK6) on proliferation and apoptosis of multiple myeloma(MM) cells and its mechanisms. METHODS: The samples were collected from MM patients and healthy people for study in vivo. The plasma cells isolated from multiple myeloma patients, as well as U266 and NCI H929 myeloma cell lines were used for study in vitro. Western blot and quantitative real-time PCR were used to evaluate the protein and mRNA of expression of GRK6 in multiple myeloma, cell proliferation and apoptosis were tested by BrdU and Annexin V-FITC/PI assays...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
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