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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787758/tissue-factor-mediates-microvesicles-shedding-from-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells
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Araci M da R Rondon, Vitor H de Almeida, Tainá Gomes, Bruno R F Verçoza, Renato S Carvalho, Sandra König, Juliany C F Rodrigues, Claudia Dos S Mermelstein, Henri H Versteeg, Robson Q Monteiro
Extracellular vesicles, such as microvesicles (MVs), were identified as important players in tumor progression and acquisition of an aggressive phenotype. Tissue factor (TF) is a transmembrane protein that initiates the blood coagulation cascade. In tumor cells, TF has been associated with aggressiveness and cancer progression. Previous studies demonstrate that TF is incorporated into MVs secreted by tumor cells; however, it is unknown whether TF is actively involved in the release of MVs. Here, we investigated the influence of TF expression on the release of MVs...
May 19, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787735/prp4-kinase-induces-actin-rearrangement-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-modulation-of-the-actin-binding-protein-cofilin
#2
Salman Ul Islam, Muhammad Bilal Ahmed, Su Jin Lee, Adeeb Shehzad, Jong Kyung Sonn, Oh-Shin Kwon, Young Sup Lee
Cell actin cytoskeleton is primarily modulated by Rho family proteins. RhoA regulates several downstream targets, including Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK), LIM-Kinase (LIMK), and cofilin. Pre-mRNA processing factor 4B (PRP4) modulates the actin cytoskeleton of cancer cells via RhoA activity inhibition. In this study, we discovered that PRP4 over-expression in HCT116 colon cancer cells induces cofilin dephosphorylation by inhibiting the Rho-ROCK-LIMK-cofilin pathway. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass-spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) analysis indicated increased expression of protein phosphatase 1A (PP1A) in PRP4-transfected HCT116 cells...
May 19, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782855/role-of-statins-and-mevalonate-pathway-on-impaired-hdac2-activity-induced-by-oxidative-stress-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
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Maria Gabriella Matera, Luigino Calzetta, Giulia Gritti, Laura Gallo, Brunella Perfetto, Giovanna Donnarumma, Mario Cazzola, Paola Rogliani, Maria Donniacuo, Barbara Rinaldi
In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the inflammatory response is often steroid-resistant, likely since oxidative stress and cigarette smoking impair histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) activity. Since it has been demonstrated that statins may restore the HDAC2 activity in cultured human endothelial cells, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of statins in reversing the steroid-resistance induced by oxidative stress. We evaluated the effects of simvastatin and dexamethasone on HDAC2 expression and activity, and the role of mevalonate and Rho/ROCK pathways in A549 cells, a human lung type II epithelial cell line stressed with H2 O2 ...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777035/septin-dependent-remodeling-of-cortical-microtubule-drives-cell-reshaping-during-epithelial-wound-healing
#4
Asako Shindo, Anastasia Audrey, Maki Takagishi, Masahide Takahashi, John B Wallingford, Makoto Kinoshita
Wounds in embryos heal rapidly through the contraction of the wound edges. Despite well-recognized significance of the actomyosin purse-string for wound closure, roles for other cytoskeletal components are largely unknown. Here, we report that the septin cytoskeleton cooperates with actomyosin and microtubules to coordinate circumferential contraction of the wound margin and concentric elongation of wound-proximal cells in Xenopus laevis embryos. Microtubules reoriented radially, forming bundles along lateral cell cortices in elongating wound-proximal cells...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766980/ripasudil-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-lps-mediated-apoptosis-and-inflammation-in-pulmonary-microvascular-endothelial-cells-via-rock2-enos-signaling
#5
Jianxin Yang, Feng Ruan, Zhongjun Zheng
BACKGROUND Microvascular endothelial inflammation and apoptosis are responsible for septic acute lung injury (ALI). Ripasudil is a novel Rho/Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitor which shows therapeutic effects on several vascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects and correlated molecular mechanisms of ripasudil on lipopolysaccharide- induced inflammation and apoptosis of pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (PMVECs). MATERIAL AND METHODS Cultured PMVECs were exposed to lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
May 16, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751054/%C3%AE-elemene-enhances-gap-43-expression-and-neurite-outgrowth-by-inhibiting-rhoa-kinase-activation-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Jingyu Wang, Heyangzi Li, Ying Yao, Yucheng Ren, Jiangtao Lin, Jue Hu, Mingzhi Zheng, Xinghui Song, Tengfei Zhao, Ying-Ying Chen, Yueliang Shen, Yong-Jian Zhu, Lin-Lin Wang
RhoA signalling pathway inhibitors such as Y27632 (a ROCK inhibitor) have recently been applied as treatments for spinal cord injury (SCI) because they promote neurite outgrowth and axonal regeneration in neurons. β-elemene, a compound that is extracted from a natural plant (Curcuma zedoary), influences the expression level of RhoA protein. Whether it can promote neurite outgrowth in motor neurons or enhance locomotor recovery in SCI remains unclear. Here, we initially demonstrated that β-elemene promotes neurite outgrowth of ventral spinal cord 4...
May 8, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749502/toll%C3%A2-like-receptor-4-promotes-the-phosphorylation-of-crmp2-via-the-activation-of-rho%C3%A2-kinase-in-mcao-rats
#7
Xue-Bo Li, Ming-Xia Ding, Chun-Li Ding, Liang-Liang Li, Jinzhou Feng, Xiao-Jun Yu
The mechanism associated with Toll‑like receptor 4 (TLR4) in neurological injury remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the pathology of TLR4 in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)/reperfusion rat models via the regulation of collapsin response mediator protein 2 (CRMP2) phosphorylation. The modified neurological severity score (mNSS) was applied to assess neurological recovery. Immunofluorescence and western blotting were used to detect the protein expressions of TLR4, Rho‑associated protein kinase 2 (ROCK‑II) and CRMP2 following the intracerebroventricular administration of TLR4‑specific agonist, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and TLR4‑neutralizing antibody, the ROCK‑II specific inhibitor Y‑27632 or LPS+Y‑27632 30 min prior to MCAO...
May 3, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746010/rho-kinase-rock-collaborates-with-pak-to-regulate-actin-polymerization-and-contraction-in-airway-smooth-muscle
#8
Wenwu Zhang, Bhupal P Bhetwal, Susan J Gunst
KEY POINTS: The mechanisms by which Rho kinase (ROCK) regulates airway smooth muscle contraction were determined in tracheal smooth muscle tissues. ROCK may mediate smooth muscle contraction by inhibiting myosin regulatory light chain (RLC) phosphatase. ROCK can also regulate F-actin dynamics during cell migration, and actin polymerization is critical for airway smooth muscle contraction. Our results show that ROCK does not regulate airway smooth muscle contraction by inhibiting myosin RLC phosphatase or by stimulating myosin RLC phosphorylation...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743551/a-novel-method-for-expansion-and-differentiation-of-mouse-tracheal-epithelial-cells-in-culture
#9
Evelien Eenjes, Tinne C J Mertens, Marjon J Buscop-van Kempen, Yolanda van Wijck, Christian Taube, Robbert J Rottier, Pieter S Hiemstra
Air-liquid interface (ALI) cultures of mouse tracheal epithelial cells (MTEC) are a well-established model to study airway epithelial cells, but current methods require large numbers of animals which is unwanted in view of the 3R principle and introduces variation. Moreover, stringent breeding schemes are frequently needed to generate sufficient numbers of genetically modified animals. Current protocols do not incorporate expansion of MTEC, and therefore we developed a protocol to expand MTEC while maintaining their differentiation capacity...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735632/endothelial-ppar%C3%AE-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-is-essential-for-preventing-endothelial-dysfunction-with-aging
#10
T Michael De Silva, Ying Li, Dale A Kinzenbaw, Curt D Sigmund, Frank M Faraci
Little is known about mechanisms that control vascular aging, particularly at the cell-specific level. PPARγ (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ) exerts protective effects in the vasculature when activated pharmacologically. To gain insight into the cell-specific impact of PPARγ, we examined the hypothesis that genetic interference with endothelial PPARγ would augment age-induced vascular dysfunction. We studied carotid arteries from adult (11.6±0.3 months) and old (24.7±0.6 months) mice with endothelial-specific expression of a human dominant negative mutation in PPARγ driven by the vascular cadherin promoter (E-V290M), along with age-matched, nontransgenic littermates...
May 7, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734379/sphingosine-1-phosphate-attenuates-mmp2-and-mmp9-in-human-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-c643-cells-importance-of-s1p2
#11
Muhammad Yasir Asghar, Kati Kemppainen, Taru Lassila, Kid Törnquist
In anaplastic thyroid cancer C643 cells, sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) attenuates migration by activating the S1P2 receptor and the Rho-ROCK pathway. In the present study, we show that stimulating C643 cells with S1P decreases the expression, secretion and activity of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP2), and to a lesser extent MMP9. Using receptor-specific antagonists, and S1P2 siRNA, we showed that the inhibition of expression of MMP2 is mediated through S1P2. Furthermore, S1P inhibited calpain activity, and inhibiting calpain pharmacologically, inhibited the effect of S1P on MMP2 expression and activity, and on MMP9 activity...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731830/rho-rho-associated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway-mediated-downregulation-of-runt-related-transcription-factor-2-expression-promotes-the-differentiation-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-into-odontoblasts
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Xiaoqing Huang, Xiaoling Chen, Hongbai Chen, Dongwei Xu, Chen Lin, Bin Peng
The present study investigated the role of runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) in regulating the differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) into odontoblasts under the mediation of the Rho/Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) signaling pathway. hDPSCs and human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) were mineralized to induce differentiation. The expression levels of odontoblast- and osteoblast-specific proteins, dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP), osteocalcin (OCN) and Runx2, were measured using western blot analysis...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730311/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-promotes-endothelial-integrity-via-regulating-ve-cadherin-dynamics-and-rhoa-rock-mediated-cellular-contractility-and-prevents-atorvastatin-induced-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-zebrafish
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Zhong-Yan Zhou, Bin Huang, Shang Li, Xiao-Hui Huang, Jing-Yi Tang, Yiu Wa Kwan, Pui Man Hoi, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee
Impaired vascular integrity leads to serious cerebral vascular diseases such as intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). In addition, high-dose statin therapy is suggested to cause increased ICH risk due to unclear effects of general inhibition of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR) on the vascular system. Here we evaluated the protective effects of sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS), which has high efficacy and safety in clinical studies of ischemic stroke, by using atorvastatin (Ator) induced ICH zebrafish embryos and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
May 3, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724193/chronophin-regulates-active-vitamin-b6-levels-and-transcriptomic-features-of-glioblastoma-cell-lines-cultured-under-non-adherent-serum-free-conditions
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Markus Schulze, Maria Hutterer, Anja Sabo, Sabine Hoja, Julia Lorenz, Tanja Rothhammer-Hampl, Christel Herold-Mende, Lucia Floßbach, Camelia Monoranu, Markus J Riemenschneider
BACKGROUND: The phosphatase chronophin (CIN/PDXP) has been shown to be an important regulator of glioma cell migration and invasion. It has two known substrates: p-Ser3-cofilin, the phosphorylated form of the actin binding protein cofilin, and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, the active form of vitamin B6. Phosphoregulation of cofilin, among other functions, plays an important role in cell migration, whereas active vitamin B6 is a cofactor for more than one hundred enzymatic reactions. The role of CIN has yet only been examined in glioblastoma cell line models derived under serum culture conditions...
May 3, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722564/long-term-culture-and-cloning-of-primary-human-bronchial-basal-cells-that-maintain-multipotent-differentiation-capacity-and-cftr-channel-function
#15
Jennifer Ruth Peters-Hall, Melissa L Coquelin, Michael J Torres, Ryan LaRanger, Busola Ruth Alabi, Sei Sho, Jose Francisco Calva-Moreno, Philip J Thomas, Jerry William Shay
While primary cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-CF human bronchial epithelial basal cells (HBECs) accurately represent in vivo phenotypes, one barrier to their wider use has been a limited ability to clone and expand cells in sufficient numbers to produce rare genotypes using genome editing tools. Recently, conditional reprogramming of cells (CRC) with a ROCK inhibitor and culture on an irradiated fibroblast feeder layer resulted in extension of the lifespan of HBECs, but differentiation capacity and CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) function decreased as a function of passage...
May 3, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722320/the-rho-associated-kinase-inhibitors-y27632-and-fasudil-promote-microglial-migration-in-the-spinal-cord-via-the-erk-signaling-pathway
#16
Pei-Cai Fu, Rong-Hua Tang, Zhi-Yuan Yu, Min-Jie Xie, Wei Wang, Xiang Luo
Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) is a key regulatory protein involved in inflammatory secretion in microglia in the central nervous system. Our previous studies showed that ROCK inhibition enhances phagocytic activity in microglia through the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway, but its effect on microglial migration was unknown. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the effects of the ROCK inhibitors Y27632 and fasudil on the migratory activity of primary cultured microglia isolated from the spinal cord, and we examined the underlying mechanisms...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720560/targeting-the-mevalonate-pathway-suppresses-vhl-deficient-cc-rcc-through-a-hif-dependent-mechanism
#17
Jordan M Thompson, Alejandro Alvarez, Monika K Singha, Matthew W Pavesic, Quy H Nguyen, Luke J Nelson, David A Fruman, Olga V Razorenova
Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (CC-RCC) is a devastating disease with limited therapeutic options available for advance stages. The objective of this study was to investigate HMG-CoA Reductase inhibitors, also known as statins, as potential therapeutics for CC-RCC. Importantly, treatment with statins was found to be synthetically lethal with the loss of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene, which occurs in 90% of CC-RCC driving the disease. This effect has been confirmed in three different CC-RCC cell lines with three different lipophilic statins...
May 2, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678906/rnai-screening-identifies-a-mechanosensitive-rock-jak2-stat3-network-central-to-myofibroblast-activation
#18
Raymond S Oh, Andrew J Haak, Karry M J Smith, Giovanni Ligresti, Kyoung Moo Choi, Tiao Xie, Shaohua Wang, Paula R Walters, Michael A Thompson, Michelle R Freeman, Logan J Manlove, Vivian M Chu, Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Anja C Roden, Jürgen Schymeinsky, Christina M Pabelick, Y S Prakash, Robert Vassallo, Daniel J Tschumperlin
Myofibroblasts play key roles in wound healing and pathologic fibrosis. Here we undertook an RNAi screen to characterize myofibroblast regulatory genes, using a high-content imaging approach to quantify alpha-smooth muscle actin stress fibers in cultured human fibroblasts. Screen hits were validated on physiological compliance hydrogels, and selected hits tested in primary fibroblasts from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Our RNAi screen led to the identification of STAT3 as an essential mediator of myofibroblast activation and function...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678838/rho-associated-protein-kinase-1-mediates-the-regulation-of-inflammatory-markers-in-diabetic-retina-and-in-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-cells
#19
Ghulam Mohammad, Heba Mowafak AlSharif, Mohammad Mairaj Siddiquei, Ajmal Ahmad, Kaiser Alam, Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar
GOAL: To investigate the effects of blocking Rho kinase pathway on the expression of inflammatory signaling pathways in the retina of diabetic mice and in human retinal Müller glial cells stimulated with high-glucose to replicate hyperglycemia. PROCEDURES: Retinas from diabetic mice and human retinal Müller glial cells (MIO-M1) were studied. Western blot analysis, immunofluorescence, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were utilized to study the effect of the Rho kinase inhibitor fasudil on the expression of Rho-associated protein kinase-1 (ROCK-1), extracellular signal-regulated kinases1&2(ERK ½), phosphorylated nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (p-NF-κB), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2)...
March 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677344/interaction-between-pilocarpine-and-ripasudil-on-intraocular-pressure-pupil-diameter-and-the-aqueous-outflow-pathway
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Reiko Yamagishi-Kimura, Megumi Honjo, Takashi Komizo, Takashi Ono, Akiko Yagi, Jinhee Lee, Kazunori Miyata, Tomokazu Fujimoto, Toshihiro Inoue, Hidenobu Tanihara, Junko Nishida, Takatoshi Uchida, Yuka Araki, Makoto Aihara
Purpose: To explore interactions between pilocarpine and the ROCK inhibitor, ripasudil, on IOP and pupil diameter in human eyes, and morphological and functional changes in outflow tissues in vitro. Methods: IOP and pupil diameter were measured after pilocarpine and/or ripasudil, which were topically applied in healthy subjects. Human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells were used in a gel contraction assay, for the evaluation of phosphorylation of myosin light chain and cofilin, and immunostaining for cytoskeletal proteins...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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