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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630423/thymosin-beta-4-regulates-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-hedgehog-signaling
#1
Jieun Kim, Jeongeun Hyun, Sihyung Wang, Chanbin Lee, Jae-Wook Lee, Eun-Yi Moon, Heejae Cha, Anna Mae Diehl, Youngmi Jung
The molecular mechanisms of thymosin beta-4 (TB4) involved in regulating hepatic stellate cell (HSC) functions remain unclear. Therefore, we hypothesize that TB4 influences HSC activation through hedgehog (Hh) pathway. HSC functions declined in a TB4 siRNA-treated LX-2. TB4 suppression down-regulated both integrin linked kinase (ILK), an activator of smoothened, and phosphorylated glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (pGSK-3B), an inactive form of GSK-3B degrading glioblastoma 2 (GLI2), followed by the decreased expression of both smoothened and GLI2...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611096/thymosin-beta-4-is-elevated-in-women-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#2
Chester L Drum, Warren K Y Tan, Siew-Pang Chan, Leroy S Pakkiri, Jenny P C Chong, Oi-Wah Liew, Tze-Pin Ng, Lieng-Hsi Ling, David Sim, Kui-Toh G Leong, Daniel P S Yeo, Hean-Yee Ong, Fazlur Jaufeerally, Raymond C C Wong, Ping Chai, Adrian F Low, Pia Davidsson, Mathias Liljeblad, Ann-Sofi Söderling, Li-Ming Gan, Ratan V Bhat, Kristy Purnamawati, Carolyn S P Lam, A Mark Richards
BACKGROUND: Thymosin beta-4 (TB4) is an X-linked gene product with cardioprotective properties. Little is known about plasma concentration of TB4 in heart failure (HF), and its relationship with other cardiovascular biomarkers. We sought to evaluate circulating TB4 in HF patients with preserved (HFpEF) or reduced (HFrEF) ejection fraction compared to non-HF controls. METHODS AND RESULTS: TB4 was measured using a liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry assay in age- and sex-matched HFpEF (n=219), HFrEF (n=219) patients, and controls (n=219) from a prospective nationwide study...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602595/topical-treatment-of-corneal-alkali-burns-with-gly-thymosin-%C3%AE-4-solutions-and-in-situ-hydrogels-via-inhibiting-corneal-neovascularization-and-improving-corneal-epidermal-recovery-in-experimental-rabbits
#3
Weili Zhang, Liya Nie, Lina Du, Wenyang Chen, Zhihong Wu, Yiguang Jin
AIM: Corneal alkali burns are a severe disease and commonly encountered in the emergent clinic. A rapid medical treatment for the burn is very important. Gly-thymosin β4 (Gly-Tβ4) is a biomimic derivative of natural thymosin β4. The aim of this study is to evaluate the corneal recovery effects of Gly-Tβ4 topical therapy on alkali burns in rabbit corneas. METHODS: Rabbit alkali burns were induced with NaOH-contained filter paper. Phosphate-buffered solutions at pH 7...
June 9, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559563/cystic-fibrosis-thymosin-%C3%AE-1-rescues-cftr-activity
#4
Sarah Crunkhorn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531263/in-vivo-dynamics-of-the-cortical-actin-network-revealed-by-fast-scanning-atomic-force-microscopy
#5
Yanshu Zhang, Aiko Yoshida, Nobuaki Sakai, Yoshitsugu Uekusa, Masahiro Kumeta, Shige H Yoshimura
Together with lamellipodia and stress fibers, a dynamic network of actin filaments in the cell cortex plays a major role in the maintenance of cell morphology and motility. In contrast to lamellipodia, which have been well studied in various motile cells, the dynamics of actin filaments in the cell cortex have not yet been clarified due to a lack of proper imaging techniques. Here, we utilized high-speed atomic force microscopy for live-cell imaging and analyzed cortical actin dynamics in living cells. We successfully measured the polymerization rate and the frequency of filament synthesis in living COS-7 cells, and examined the associated effects of various inhibitors and actin-binding proteins...
May 20, 2017: Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481733/tissue-proteome-analysis-of-different-grades-of-human-gliomas-provides-major-cues-for-glioma-pathogenesis
#6
Kishore Gollapalli, Saicharan Ghantasala, Apurva Atak, Srikanth Rapole, Aliasgar Moiyadi, Sridhar Epari, Sanjeeva Srivastava
Gliomas are heterogeneous and most commonly occurring brain tumors. Blood-brain barrier restricts the entry of brain tumor proteins into blood stream thus limiting the usage of serum or plasma for proteomic analysis. Our study aimed at understanding the molecular basis of aggressiveness of various grades of brain tumors using isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) based mass spectrometry. Tissue proteomic analysis of various grades of gliomas was performed using four-plex iTRAQ. We labeled five sets (each set consists of control, grade-II, III, and IV tumor samples) of individual glioma patients using iTRAQ reagents...
May 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475572/thymosin-%C3%AE-1-a-single-drug-with-multiple-targets-in-cystic-fibrosis
#7
André M Cantin, John W Hanrahan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 5, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448267/endogenous-thymosin-%C3%AE-4-expression-in-sacrococcygeal-pilonidal-sinus-disease-a-retrospective-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-excisional-skin-biopsy-samples
#8
Sevinc Sahin
Thymosin beta 4 (Tβ4) is a peptide that has been shown in dermal, corneal, and cardiac preclinical injury models to potentially affect tissue protection, regeneration, and repair. Sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease (SPSD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder associated with a high incidence of recurrence, chronic fistulation, and a challenging postoperative surgical wound healing process. Retrospectively, an immunohistochemical analysis was conducted to evaluate endogenous Tβ4 expression in excisional skin biopsies from patients with SPSD...
April 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442910/targeted-delivery-of-thymosin-beta-4-to-the-injured-myocardium-using-creka-conjugated-nanoparticles
#9
Zheyong Huang, Yanan Song, Zhiqing Pang, Bo Zhang, Hongbo Yang, Hongtao Shi, Jing Chen, Hui Gong, Juying Qian, Junbo Ge
PURPOSE: Thymosin beta 4 (Tβ4) has multiple beneficial facets for myocardial injury, but its efficiency is limited by the low local concentration within the infarct. Here, we established a Tβ4 delivery system for cardiac repair based on the interaction between the abundant fibrin in the infarct zone and the fibrin-targeting moiety clot-binding peptide cysteine-arginine-glutamic acid-lysine-alanine (CREKA). METHODS AND RESULTS: CREKA and Tβ4 were conjugated to nanoparticles (CNP-Tβ4)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440414/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-promotes-the-survival-and-angiogenesis-of-transplanted-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-the-infarcted-myocardium
#10
Zhe Quan, Qiang-Li Wang, Pei Zhou, Guo-Dong Wang, Yu-Zhen Tan, Hai-Jie Wang
The survival of transplanted stem cells in ischemic tissue is poor. In the present study, the effects of thymosin β4 (Tβ4) on the survival and angiogenesis of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and improvement in cardiac functions after transplantation of Tβ4-treated EPCs in the infarcted myocardium were investigated. EPCs were isolated from bone marrow of adult male rats and incubated in Endothelial Basal Medium-2. Then the cells were treated with Tβ4 at different concentrations (0.05, 0.1 and 0.2 µM), and cells incubated with DMEM were set as controls...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431202/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-pancreatitis
#11
REVIEW
Elisabetta Moggia, Rahul Koti, Ajay P Belgaumkar, Federico Fazio, Stephen P Pereira, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: In people with acute pancreatitis, it is unclear what the role should be for medical treatment as an addition to supportive care such as fluid and electrolyte balance and organ support in people with organ failure. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different pharmacological interventions in people with acute pancreatitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, 2016, Issue 9), MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded, and trial registers to October 2016 to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs)...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414889/proteomics-in-pediatric-cystic-craniopharyngioma
#12
Luca Massimi, Claudia Martelli, Massimo Caldarelli, Massimo Castagnola, Claudia Desiderio
Adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (ACP) is still often burdened by a poor prognosis in children as far as the risk of recurrence and the quality of life are concerned. Therefore, many efforts are now dedicated to investigate the molecular characteristics of this tumor aiming at finding new therapeutic options. ACP is prevalently a cystic lesion so that an increasing number of researches are focused on the analysis of its cystic content. In the present article, the main results of the current proteomic analysis (PA) on the ACP fluid are summarized...
May 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394330/thymosin-%C3%AE-1-represents-a-potential-potent-single-molecule-based-therapy-for-cystic-fibrosis
#13
Luigina Romani, Vasilis Oikonomou, Silvia Moretti, Rossana G Iannitti, Maria Cristina D'Adamo, Valeria R Villella, Marilena Pariano, Luigi Sforna, Monica Borghi, Marina M Bellet, Francesca Fallarino, Maria Teresa Pallotta, Giuseppe Servillo, Eleonora Ferrari, Paolo Puccetti, Guido Kroemer, Mauro Pessia, Luigi Maiuri, Allan L Goldstein, Enrico Garaci
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) that compromise its chloride channel activity. The most common mutation, p.Phe508del, results in the production of a misfolded CFTR protein, which has residual channel activity but is prematurely degraded. Because of the inherent complexity of the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in CF, which include impaired chloride permeability and persistent lung inflammation, a multidrug approach is required for efficacious CF therapy...
May 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385661/intact-cell-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-on-single-bovine-oocyte-and-follicular-cells-combined-with-top-down-proteomics-a-novel-approach-to-characterise-markers-of-oocyte-maturation
#14
Valérie Labas, Ana-Paula Teixeira-Gomes, Laura Bouguereau, Audrey Gargaros, Lucie Spina, Aurélie Marestaing, Svetlana Uzbekova
Intact cell MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (ICM-MS) was adapted to bovine follicular cells from individual ovarian follicles to obtain the protein/peptide signatures (<17kDa) of single oocytes, cumulus cells (CC) and granulosa cells (GC), which shared a total of 439 peaks. By comparing the ICM-MS profiles of single oocytes and CC before and after in vitro maturation (IVM), 71 different peaks were characterised, and their relative abundance was found to vary depending on the stage of oocyte meiotic maturation...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281875/extrathymic-production-of-thymulin-induced-by-oxidative-stress-heat-shock-apoptosis-or-necrosis
#15
Sergey M Lunin, Maxim O Khrenov, Olga V Glushkova, Elena V Vinogradova, Valery A Yashin, Evgeny E Fesenko, Elena G Novoselova
Thymic peptides are immune regulators produced mainly in the thymus. However, thymic peptides such as thymosin-α and thymopoietin have precursors widely expressed outside the thymus, localized in cell nuclei, and involved in vital nuclear functions. In stress-related conditions, they can relocalize. We hypothesized that another thymic peptide, thymulin, could be similarly produced by non-thymic cells during stress and have a precursor therein. Non-thymic cells, including macrophages and fibroblasts, were exposed to oxidative stress, heat, apoptosis, or necrosis...
March 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273784/thymosin-%C3%AE-1-expands-deficient-il-10-producing-regulatory-b-cell-subsets-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#16
Elena Giacomini, Fabiana Rizzo, Marilena P Etna, Melania Cruciani, Rosella Mechelli, Maria Chiara Buscarinu, Francesca Pica, Cartesio D'Agostini, Marco Salvetti, Eliana M Coccia, Martina Severa
BACKGROUND: B cells are key pathogenic effectors in multiple sclerosis (MS) and several therapies have been designed to restrain B cell abnormalities by directly targeting this lymphocyte population. OBJECTIVES: Moving from our data showing a Toll-like receptor (TLR)7-driven dysregulation of B cell response in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and having found a low serum level of Thymosin-α1 (Tα1) in patients, we investigated whether the addition of this molecule to peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) would influence the expansion of regulatory B cell subsets, known to dampen autoimmune inflammation...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246302/acquired-resistance-with-epigenetic-alterations-under-long-term-antiangiogenic-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Yoshiteru Ohata, Shu Shimada, Yoshimitsu Akiyama, Kaoru Mogushi, Keisuke Nakao, Satoshi Matsumura, Arihiro Aihara, Yusuke Mitsunori, Daisuke Ban, Takanori Ochiai, Atsushi Kudo, Shigeki Arii, Minoru Tanabe, Shinji Tanaka
Antiangiogenic therapy is initially effective for several solid tumors including hepatocellular carcinoma; however, they finally relapse and progress, resulting in poor prognosis. We here established in vivo drug-tolerant subclones of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells by long-term treatment with VEGF receptor (VEGFR) inhibitor and serial transplantation in immunocompromised mice (total 12 months), and then compared them with the parental cells in molecular and biological features. Gene expression profiles elucidated a G-actin monomer binding protein thymosin β 4 (Tβ4) as one of the genes enriched in the resistant cancer cells relative to the initially sensitive ones...
June 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245754/treatment-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats-with-n-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline
#18
Yanlu Zhang, Zheng Gang Zhang, Michael Chopp, Yuling Meng, Li Zhang, Asim Mahmood, Ye Xiong
OBJECTIVE The authors' previous studies have suggested that thymosin beta 4 (Tβ4), a major actin-sequestering protein, improves functional recovery after neural injury. N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (AcSDKP) is an active peptide fragment of Tβ4. Its effect as a treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) has not been investigated. Thus, this study was designed to determine whether AcSDKP treatment improves functional recovery in rats after TBI. METHODS Young adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into the following groups: 1) sham group (no injury); 2) TBI + vehicle group (0...
March 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191018/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-improves-differentiation-and-vascularization-of-ehts
#19
Tilman Ziegler, Rabea Hinkel, Andrea Stöhr, Thomas Eschenhagen, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Ferdinand le Noble, Robert David, Arne Hansen, Christian Kupatt
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) constitute a powerful tool to study cardiac physiology and represents a promising treatment strategy to tackle cardiac disease. However, iPSCs remain relatively immature after differentiation. Additionally, engineered heart tissue (EHT) has been investigated as a therapy option in preclinical disease models with promising results, although their vascularization and functionality leave room for improvement. Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) has been shown to promote the differentiation of progenitor cell lines to cardiomyocytes while it also induces angiogenic sprouting and vascular maturation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179017/thymosin-beta-10-is-a-key-regulator-of-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis-and-a-novel-serum-marker-in-breast-cancer
#20
Xin Zhang, Dong Ren, Ling Guo, Lan Wang, Shu Wu, Chuyong Lin, Liping Ye, Jinrong Zhu, Jun Li, Libing Song, Huanxin Lin, Zhenyu He
BACKGROUND: Thymosin beta 10 (TMSB10) has been demonstrated to be involved in the malignant process of many cancers. The purpose of this study was to determine the biological roles and clinical significance of TMSB10 in breast cancer and to identify whether TMSB10 might be used as a serum marker for the diagnosis of breast cancer. METHODS: TMSB10 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemical analysis (IHC) of 253 breast tumors and ELISA of serum from 80 patients with breast cancer...
February 8, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
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