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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430983/absence-of-endothelial-er%C3%AE-results-in-arterial-remodeling-and-decreased-stiffness-in-western-diet-fed-male-mice
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Camila Manrique-Acevedo, Francisco I Ramirez-Perez, Jaume Padilla, Victoria J Vieira-Potter, Annayya R Aroor, Brady J Barron, Dongqing Chen, Dominic Haertling, Cory Declue, James R Sowers, Luis A Martinez-Lemus
The role of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) signaling in the vasculature of females has been described under different experimental conditions and our group recently reported that lack of endothelial ERα in female mice fed a Western diet (WD) results in amelioration of vascular stiffness. Conversely, the role of ERα in the male vasculature in this setting has not been explored. In conditions of over-nutrition and insulin resistance, augmented arterial stiffness, endothelial dysfunction and arterial remodeling contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease...
April 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428828/bioinformatics-analysis-of-key-genes-and-latent-pathway-interactions-based-on-the-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-gene-expression-profile
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Yun Huang, Yiming Tao, Xinying Li, Shi Chang, Bo Jiang, Feng Li, Zhi-Ming Wang
Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is an aggressive malignant disease in older adults with a high mortality rate. The present study aimed to examine several key genes and pathways, which are associated with ATC. The GSE33630 gene expression profile was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, which included 11 ATC and 45 normal thyroid samples. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in ATC were identified using the Limma package in R. The Gene Ontology functions and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways of the selected DEGs were enriched using the Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427436/a-3d-in-vitro-model-of-the-human-breast-duct-a-method-to-unravel-myoepithelial-luminal-interactions-in-the-progression-of-breast-cancer
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Edward P Carter, James A Gopsill, Jennifer J Gomm, J Louise Jones, Richard P Grose
BACKGROUND: 3D modelling fulfils a critical role in research, allowing for complex cell behaviour and interactions to be studied in physiomimetic conditions. With tissue banks becoming established for a number of cancers, researchers now have access to primary patient cells, providing the perfect building blocks to recreate and interrogate intricate cellular systems in the laboratory. The ducts of the human breast are composed of an inner layer of luminal cells supported by an outer layer of myoepithelial cells...
April 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427241/egfr-inhibition-attenuates-diabetic-nephropathy-through-decreasing-ros-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Zheng Xu, Yunjie Zhao, Peng Zhong, Jingying Wang, Qiaoyou Weng, Yuanyuan Qian, Jibo Han, Chunpeng Zou, Guang Liang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a progressive kidney disease due to glomerular capillary damage in diabetic patients. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is associated with DN progression. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mediates oxidative stress and damage of cardiomyocytes in diabetic mice. Here we demonstrated that AG1478, a specific inhibitor of EGFR, blocked EGFR and AKT phosphorylation in diabetic mice. Oxidative stress and ER stress markers were eliminated after AG1478 administration...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426699/anti-il-20-monoclonal-antibody-inhibited-inflammation-and-protected-against-cartilage-destruction-in-murine-models-of-osteoarthritis
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Yu-Hsiang Hsu, Ya-Yu Yang, Man-Hsiang Huwang, Yun-Han Weng, I-Ming Jou, Po-Tin Wu, Tain-Yu Lin, Li-Wha Wu, Ming-Shi Chang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by progressive destruction of articular cartilage. Interleukin (IL)-20 is a proinflammatory cytokine involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. We investigated the role of IL-20 in OA and evaluated whether anti-IL-20 antibody (7E) treatment attenuates disease severity in murine models of surgery-induced OA. Immunohistochemical staining was used to detect IL-20 and its receptors expression in synovial tissue and cartilage from OA patients, and in OA synovial fibroblasts (OASFs) and chondrocytes (OACCs) from rodents with surgery-induced OA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425039/disaggregation-following-agonist-induced-platelet-activation-in-patients-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
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Patricia P Wadowski, Beate Eichelberger, Christoph W Kopp, Joseph Pultar, Daniela Seidinger, Renate Koppensteiner, Irene M Lang, Simon Panzer, Thomas Gremmel
Disaggregation as the difference between maximal and final platelet aggregation by light transmission aggregometry indicates the stability of platelet aggregates. We evaluated the extent of disaggregation after platelet stimulation with adenosine diphosphate (ADP), arachidonic acid (AA), collagen, epinephrine, and thrombin receptor-activating peptide (TRAP)-6 in 323 patients on dual antiplatelet therapy with daily aspirin and clopidogrel (group 1), prasugrel (group 2), or ticagrelor (group 3) therapy. All patients in group 1 underwent elective angioplasty and stenting, whereas all patients included in groups 2 and 3 suffered from acute coronary syndromes (STEMI or NSTEMI) and underwent urgent PCI...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424212/pdgf-receptor-%C3%AE-uses-akt-mtorc1-signaling-node-to-promote-high-glucose-induced-renal-proximal-tubular-cell-collagen-i-%C3%AE-2-expression
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Falguni Das, Nandini Ghosh-Choudhury, Balachandar Venkatesan, Balakuntalam S Kasinath, Goutam Ghosh Choudhury
Increased expression of PDGF receptor-β (PDGFRβ) has been shown in the diabetic renal proximal tubules. The core molecular network used by high glucose to induce proximal tubular epithelial cell collagen I (α2) expression is poorly understood. We hypothesized that activation of PDGFRβ by high glucose increases collagen I (α2) production via Akt/mTORC1 signaling pathway in proximal tubular epithelial cells. Using biochemical and molecular biological techniques, we investigated this hypothesis. We show that high glucose increases activating phosphorylation of the PDGFRβ, resulting in the phosphorylation of the phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424209/the-sulfilimine-cross-link-of-collagen-iv-contributes-to-kidney-tubular-basement-membrane-stiffness
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Gautam Bhave, Selene Colon, Nicholas Ferrell
Basement membranes (BMs) are a specialized form of extracellular matrix (ECM) which underlie nearly all cell layers and provide structural support for tissues and interact with cell surface receptors to determine cell behavior. Both macromolecular composition and stiffness of BM influence cell-BM interactions. Collagen IV is major constituent of BM that forms an extensively cross-linked oligomeric network. Its deficiency leads to BM mechanical instability as observed with glomerular basement membrane (GBM) in Alport Syndrome...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423499/imidazoline-i2-receptor-inhibitor-idazoxan-regulates-the-progression-of-hepatic-fibrosis-via-akt-nrf2-smad2-3-signaling-pathway
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Li Xuanfei, Chen Hao, Yi Zhujun, Liu Yanming, Gong Jianping
Liver fibrosis is a global health problem and its relationship with imidazoline I2 receptor has not been reported. This study aimed to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of imidazoline I2 receptor (I2R) inhibitor idazoxan (IDA) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis. In vivo liver fibrosis in mice was induced by intraperitoneally injections of CCl4 for eight weeks, and in vitro studies were performed on activated LX2 cells treated with transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). Our results showed that IDA significantly improved liver inflammation, ameliorated hepatic stellate cells activation and reduced collagen accumulation by suppressing the pro-fibrogenic signaling of TGF-β/Smad...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421996/obesity-does-not-diminish-the-efficacy-of-il-6-signalling-blockade-in-mice-with-collagen-induced-arthritis
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Miho Suzuki, Keisuke Tanaka, Hiroto Yoshida, Kenji Yogo, Yoshihiro Matsumoto
OBJECTIVES: Obese rheumatoid arthritis patients often have higher disease activity and a poorer response to treatment than do non-obese patients. The present study aims to clarify the influence of obesity on the action of IL-6 and to evaluate the efficacy of IL-6 signalling blockade in arthritis with obesity. METHODS: Mice were fed a high-fat diet for 5 weeks, and the influence of this diet on macrophages and type II collagen-induced arthritis was investigated. RESULTS: The mice fed the high-fat diet showed greater expression of macrophage marker F4/80, not only in subcutaneous fat but also in knee synovium and the calcaneal region, than did the mice fed a normal diet...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421197/ginsenoside-rg1-ameliorates-cigarette-smoke-induced-airway-fibrosis-by-suppressing-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Sibin Guan, Qian Liu, Fengfeng Han, Wen Gu, Lin Song, Yue Zhang, Xuejun Guo, Weiguo Xu
Small airway fibrosis is a key pathological process accompanying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and includes fibroblast/myofibroblast transdifferentiation and excessive extracellular matrix deposition. Ginsenoside Rg1, one of the main active ingredients of Panax ginseng, has been shown to exert an antifibrotic effect in many tissues. However, little is known about the underlying mechanism and whether ginsenoside Rg1 can exert an effect on small airway fibrosis. We investigated the anti-small airway fibrosis effects of ginsenoside Rg1 in human embryonic lung fibroblasts and in COPD rats...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420447/ck2-1-a-bone-morphogenetic-protein-receptor-type-ia-mimetic-peptide-repairs-cartilage-in-mice-with-destabilized-medial-meniscus
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Hemanth Akkiraju, Padma Pradeepa Srinivasan, Xian Xu, Xinqiao Jia, Catherine B Kirn Safran, Anja Nohe
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee involves degeneration of articular cartilage of the diarthrodial joints. Current treatment options temporarily relieve the joint pain but do not restore the lost cartilage. We recently designed a novel bone morphogenetic protein receptor type I (BMPRI) mimetic peptide, CK2.1, that activates BMPRIa signaling in the absence of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). Our previous research demonstrated that CK2.1 induced chondrogenesis in vitro and in vivo; however, it is unknown if CK2...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418857/multi-factorial-modulation-of-colorectal-carcinoma-cells-motility-partial-coordination-by-the-tetraspanin-co-029-tspan8
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Yingying Zhu, Naouel Ailane, Monica Sala-Valdés, Farhad Haghighi-Rad, Martine Billard, Viet Nguyen, Raphael Saffroy, Antoinette Lemoine, Eric Rubinstein, Claude Boucheix, Céline Greco
Colorectal carcinoma cells Isreco1 display an ability to migrate controlled by a complex set of signals issued from the membrane. By comparing cells infected by mycoplasmas and mycoplasmas free cells, we have established that basal 2D migration is dependent on a double signal mediated by the collagen receptors integrins alpha1/2 and the Toll-Like receptor TLR2. The signal issued from mycoplasmas can be replaced by a TLR2 ligand and the functional effect is neutralized by silencing of MyD88. Following previous observation that downregulation of E-cadherin/p120 catenin increases cell motility, we now report that EGFR or CD44 inhibition have a similar effect on cell motility that is restricted to tetraspanin Co-029/tspan8 transduced IsrecoI cells (Is1-Co029)...
April 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418499/sphingosine-1-phosphate-s1p-related-response-of-human-conjunctival-fibroblasts-after-filtration-surgery-for-glaucoma
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Yuka Aoyama-Araki, Megumi Honjo, Takatoshi Uchida, Reiko Yamagishi, Kuniyuki Kano, Junken Aoki, Makoto Aihara
Purpose: To investigate levels of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in aqueous fluid samples taken before and after filtration surgery and S1P-induced human conjunctival fibroblast (HCF) responses. Methods: Levels of S1P and its related sphingophospholipids in aqueous fluid obtained immediately before and after filtration surgery were determined by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. HCFs were used for all in vitro experiments. The expression of five S1P receptor subtypes in HCFs was examined by quantitative real-time PCR...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418498/suppression-by-an-rar-%C3%AE-agonist-of-collagen-degradation-mediated-by-corneal-fibroblasts
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Kazuhiro Kimura, Hongyan Zhou, Tomoko Orita, Masaaki Kobayashi, Teruo Nishida, Koh-Hei Sonoda
Purpose: To examine the role of retinoic acid receptor (RAR) isoforms in interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-induced collagen degradation by corneal fibroblasts. Methods: Primary rabbit corneal fibroblasts embedded in a three-dimensional collagen gel were incubated with or without all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), the RAR-α agonist Am580, the RAR-β agonist AC55649, or the RAR-γ agonist R667. Collagen degradation was determined by measurement of hydroxyproline produced in acid hydrolysates of culture supernatants...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418174/hypoxia-upregulates-integrin-gene-expression-in-microvascular-endothelial-cells-and-promotes-their-migration-and-capillary-like-tube-formation
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Christina Befani, Panagiotis Liakos
Tissue hypoxia affects gene expression through the hypoxia-inducible transcription factors, HIF-1 and HIF-2, in both physiological and pathological angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is a complex response of endothelial cells integrating cell proliferation, migration, tube formation and their interaction with the extracellular matrix through integrin receptors. In this report, we studied the effect of hypoxia on the angiogenic functions of human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC-1) as well as on expression of the angiogenic integrins αν β3 , αν β5 and α5 β1 ...
April 18, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416610/evidence-for-shear-mediated-ca-2-entry-through-mechanosensitive-cation-channels-in-human-platelets-and-a-megakaryocytic-cell-line
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Zeki Ilkan, Joy R Wright, Alison H Goodall, Jonathan M Gibbins, Chris I Jones, Martyn P Mahaut-Smith
The role of mechanosensitive (MS) Ca(2+)-permeable ion channels in platelets is unclear, despite the importance of shear stress in platelet function and life-threatening thrombus formation. We therefore sought to investigate the expression and functional relevance of MS channels in human platelets. The effect of shear stress on Ca(2+) entry in human platelets and Meg-01 megakaryocytic cells loaded with Fluo-3 was examined by confocal microscopy. Cells were attached to microscope slides within flow chambers that allowed applications of physiological and pathological shear stress...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416441/glechoma-hederacea-extracts-attenuate-cholestatic-liver-injury-in-a-bile-duct-ligated-rat-model
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Ya-Yu Wang, Shih-Yi Lin, Wen-Ying Chen, Su-Lan Liao, Chih-Cheng Wu, Pin-Ho Pan, Su-Tze Chou, Chun-Jung Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In traditional Chinese medicine, Glechoma hederacea is frequently prescribed to patients with cholelithiasis, dropsy, abscess, diabetes, inflammation, and jaundice. Polyphenolic compounds are main bioactive components of Glechoma hederacea. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective potential of hot water extract of Glechoma hederacea against cholestatic liver injury in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cholestatic liver injury was produced by ligating common bile ducts in Sprague-Dawley rats...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416318/basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-regulates-gene-and-protein-expression-related-to-proliferation-differentiation-and-matrix-production-of-human-dental-pulp-cells
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Ya-Ching Chang, Mei-Chi Chang, Yi-Jane Chen, Ji-Uei Liou, Hsiao-Hua Chang, Wei-Ling Huang, Wan-Chuen Liao, Chiu-Po Chan, Po-Yuan Jeng, Jiiang-Huei Jeng
INTRODUCTION: Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) plays differential effects on the proliferation, differentiation, and extracellular matrix turnover in various tissues. However, limited information is known about the effect of bFGF on dental pulp cells. The purposes of this study were to investigate whether bFGF influences the cell differentiation and extracellular matrix turnover of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) and the related gene and protein expression as well as the role of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MEK)/extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415811/il-33-st2-mediated-inflammation-in-macrophages-is-directly-abrogated-by-il-10-during-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Si Chen, Bingni Chen, Zhongyang Wen, Zhong Huang, Liang Ye
IL-10 is an immunosuppressive cytokine produced and sensed by many immune cells and exerts a protective role in autoimmune diseases. However, the underlying mechanism by which IL-10 contributes to prevent the arthritic inflammation in macrophages is poorly understood. Herein we report on a novel anti-arthritic property of IL-10 through the inhibition of IL-33 signaling by macrophages during collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) development. We show that IL-33 expression rather than its receptor (ST2) is positively correlated with IL-10 level in active RA...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
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