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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920441/new-insight-of-common-regulatory-pathways-in-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells-in-response-to-dexamethasone-and-prednisolone-using-an-integrated-quantitative-proteomics-swath-and-mrm-hr-mass-spectrometry
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Sze Wan Shan, Chi Wai Do, Thomas Chuen Lam, Ricky Pak Wing Kong, King Kit Li, Ka Man Chun, William Daniel Stamer, Chi Ho To
The molecular pathophysiology of corticosteroid-induced ocular hypertension (CIH) is not well understood. To determine the biological mechanisms of CIH, this study investigated protein expression profiles of human trabecular meshwork (hTM) cells in response to dexamethasone and prednisolone treatment. Both discovery-based Sequential Windowed data independent Acquisition of the Total High-resolution mass spectra (SWATH(TM)-MS) and targeted based high resolution multiple reaction monitoring (MRM-HR) confirmation were applied using a hybrid quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometer...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919632/cd36-in-chronic-kidney-disease-novel-insights-and-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Xiaochun Yang, Daryl M Okamura, Xifeng Lu, Yaxi Chen, John Moorhead, Zac Varghese, Xiong Z Ruan
CD36 (also known as scavenger receptor B2) is a multifunctional receptor that mediates the binding and cellular uptake of long-chain fatty acids, oxidized lipids and phospholipids, advanced oxidation protein products, thrombospondin and advanced glycation end products, and has roles in lipid accumulation, inflammatory signalling, energy reprogramming, apoptosis and kidney fibrosis. Renal CD36 is mainly expressed in tubular epithelial cells, podocytes and mesangial cells, and is markedly upregulated in the setting of chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
September 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916755/protein-o-fucosylation-in-plasmodium-falciparum-ensures-efficient-infection-of-mosquito-and-vertebrate-hosts
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Sash Lopaticki, Annie S P Yang, Alan John, Nichollas E Scott, James P Lingford, Matthew T O'Neill, Sara M Erickson, Nicole C McKenzie, Charlie Jennison, Lachlan W Whitehead, Donna N Douglas, Norman M Kneteman, Ethan D Goddard-Borger, Justin A Boddey
O-glycosylation of the Plasmodium sporozoite surface proteins CSP and TRAP was recently identified, but the role of this modification in the parasite life cycle and its relevance to vaccine design remain unclear. Here, we identify the Plasmodium protein O-fucosyltransferase (POFUT2) responsible for O-glycosylating CSP and TRAP. Genetic disruption of POFUT2 in Plasmodium falciparum results in ookinetes that are attenuated for colonizing the mosquito midgut, an essential step in malaria transmission. Some POFUT2-deficient parasites mature into salivary gland sporozoites although they are impaired for gliding motility, cell traversal, hepatocyte invasion, and production of exoerythrocytic forms in humanized chimeric liver mice...
September 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913875/alterations-in-the-%C3%AE-2-%C3%AE-ligand-thrombospondin-1-in-a-rat-model-of-spontaneous-absence-epilepsy-and-in-patients-with-idiopathic-genetic-generalized-epilepsies
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Ines Santolini, Roberta Celli, Milena Cannella, Tiziana Imbriglio, Michela Guiducci, Pasquale Parisi, Julian Schubert, Michele Iacomino, Federico Zara, Holger Lerche, Slavianka Moyanova, Richard Teke Ngomba, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Pasquale Striano, Ferdinando Nicoletti
OBJECTIVES: Thrombospondins, which are known to interact with the α2 δ subunit of voltage-sensitive calcium channels to stimulate the formation of excitatory synapses, have recently been implicated in the process of epileptogenesis. No studies have been so far performed on thrombospondins in models of absence epilepsy. We examined whether expression of the gene encoding for thrombospondin-1 was altered in the brain of WAG/Rij rats, which model absence epilepsy in humans. In addition, we examined the frequency of genetic variants of THBS1 in a large cohort of children affected by idiopathic/genetic generalized epilepsies (IGE/GGEs)...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904948/recent-progress-in-deciphering-the-etiopathogenesis-of-primary-membranous-nephropathy
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REVIEW
Andreas Kronbichler, Jun Oh, Björn Meijers, Gert Mayer, Jae Il Shin
Primary membranous nephropathy (MN) is the leading cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Discovery of several antibodies has contributed to an increased understanding of MN. Antibodies against the M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) are present in 50-100% with primary MN and are associated with a lower frequency of spontaneous remission. High levels are linked with a higher probability of treatment resistance, higher proteinuria, and impaired renal function, as well as a more rapid decline of kidney function during follow-up...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903341/apobec3g-acts-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-mesenchymal-gliomas-by-sensitizing-cells-to-radiation-induced-cell-death
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Yu Wang, Shaofang Wu, Siyuan Zheng, Shuzhen Wang, Arjun Wali, Ravesanker Ezhilarasan, Erik P Sulman, Dimpy Koul, W K Alfred Yung
Genomic, transcriptional, and proteomic analyses of brain tumors reveal that subtypes differ in their pathway activity, progression, and response to therapy. We performed an expression profiling of Glioma Initiating Cells (GICs) and comparative analysis between different groups of GICs indicates major variations in gene expression. Hierarchical clustering analysis revealed groups of GICs reflecting their heterogeneity, and among some of the genes as major regulators of mesenchymal phenotype, we identified ABOBEC3G as one of the most discriminating genes in mesenchymal group...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894574/decreased-activity-of-plasma-adamts13-are-related-to-enhanced-cytokinemia-and-endotoxemia-in-patients-with-acute-liver-failure
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Hiroaki Takaya, Hitoshi Yoshiji, Hideto Kawaratani, Kazuya Sakai, Masanori Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Hiroshi Fukui
Deficient ADAM metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type-1 motif, member 13 (ADAMTS13) activity (ADAMTS13:AC) results in the accumulation of unusually large von Willebrand factor multimers (UL-VWFM) and causes microcirculatory disturbances and multiple organ failure, while endotoxins trigger the activation of a coagulation cascade. The objective of the present study was to explore the role of ADAMTS13 in endotoxemia in patients with acute liver failure (ALF). Plasma concentrations of endotoxin and cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8, and activity of the plasma ADAMTS13 inhibitor were determined, along with ADAMTS13:AC, the VWF antigen (VWF:Ag) and UL-VWFM, in 27 patients with acute hepatitis (AH), 11 patients with ALF, and 10 healthy controls...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890348/mir-362-3p-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-atherosclerosis-by-targeting-adamts1
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Meiling Li, Qing Liu, Jiayan Lei, Xiaoliang Wang, Xiaoyun Chen, Yanhui Ding
Atherosclerosis is a progressive condition of the large arteries that can cause coronary artery disease (CAD). Growing amounts of evidence have indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) can be used as diagnostic biomarkers in many cellular processes associated with CAD. MiR-362-3p has been implicated in many biological cellular functions. However, little is known about the role of miR-362-3p during atherosclerosis. In the present study, significant downregulation of miR-362-3p was observed in 110 atherosclerotic CAD patients and not in the 84 controls...
September 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886036/potential-role-of-sirtuin-1-in-m%C3%A3-ller-glial-cells-in-mice-choroidal-neovascularization
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Tomoka Ishida, Takeshi Yoshida, Kosei Shinohara, Kejia Cao, Ken-Ichi Nakahama, Ikuo Morita, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
This study investigated the potential role of sirtuin 1 in Müller glial cells in choroidal neovascularization. In the in vitro study, primary Müller glial cells were cultured and treated with resveratrol, a sirtuin 1 activator. Glial fibrillary acidic protein expression and angiogenesis-related gene expression were examined using quantitative polymerase chain reaction and phagocytosis, as a marker of Müller glial cell function; in addition, a latex bead assay was used to analyze cell function. For the in vivo study, choroidal neovascularization was induced in C57BL/6 mice via laser photocoagulation, and resveratrol was administered intravitreally...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875476/treatment-of-primary-membranous-nephropathy-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
Andrea Angioi, Nicola Lepori, Ana Coloma López, Sanjeev Sethi, Fernando C Fervenza, Antonello Pani
In the last 10 years, basic science and clinical research have made important contributions to the understanding and management of primary membranous nephropathy (MN). The identification of antibodies directed against the M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) and thrombospondin type-1 domain-containing 7A protein have added a new perspective on diagnosis, monitoring the immunological activity, predicting prognosis and guiding therapy in patients with primary MN. Mounting evidence suggests that quantification and follow-up of antiPLA2R Abs levels can help in assessing prognosis and evaluate the response to treatment...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874201/tetrahydrobiopterin-bh4-deficiency-is-associated-with-augmented-inflammation-and-microvascular-degeneration-in-the-retina
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José Carlos Rivera, Baraa Noueihed, Ankush Madaan, Isabelle Lahaie, Jingyi Pan, Jaques Belik, Sylvain Chemtob
BACKGROUND: Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is an essential cofactor in multiple metabolic processes and plays an essential role in maintaining the inflammatory and neurovascular homeostasis. In this study, we have investigated the deleterious effects of BH4 deficiency on retinal vasculature during development. METHODS: hph-1 mice, which display deficiency in BH4 synthesis, were used to characterize the inflammatory effects and the integrity of retinal microvasculature...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856432/kruppel-like-factor-4-regulates-matrix-metalloproteinase-and-aggrecanase-gene-expression-in-chondrocytes
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Junji Fujikawa, Yuto Takeuchi, Satoshi Kanazawa, Ahmed G Nomir, Akiyoshi Kito, Eman Elkhashab, Amr M Ghaleb, Vincent W Yang, Shigehisa Akiyama, Ichijiro Morisaki, Takashi Yamashiro, Satoshi Wakisaka, Makoto Abe
Kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) is a zinc finger transcription factor that plays crucial roles during the development and maintenance of multiple organs. We and others have previously shown that KLF4 is involved in bone modeling and remodeling but roles played by KLF4 during skeletogenesis are still not fully understood. Here, we show that KLF4 is expressed in the epiphyseal growth plate and articular chondrocytes. Most articular chondrocytes expressed KLF4 in embryos but it localized only in a subset of superficial zone cells in postnatal mice...
August 31, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839178/hypercoagulability-progresses-to-hypocoagulability-during-evolution-of-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-pigs
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Karla Chui Luan Lee, Luisa Baker, Susan Mallett, Anne Riddell, Pratima Chowdary, Hatim Alibhai, Yu-Mei Chang, Simon Priestnall, Giacomo Stanzani, Nathan Davies, Rajeshwar Mookerjee, Rajiv Jalan, Banwari Agarwal
Increases in prothrombin time (PT) and international normalised ratio (INR) characterise acute liver injury (ALI) and failure (ALF), yet a wide heterogeneity in clotting abnormalities exists. This study defines evolution of coagulopathy in 10 pigs with acetaminophen (APAP)-induced ALI compared to 3 Controls. APAP administration began at 0 h and continued to 'ALF', defined as INR >3. In APAP pigs, INR was 1.05 ± 0.02 at 0 h, 2.15 ± 0.43 at 16 h and > 3 at 18 ± 1 h. At 12 h thromboelastography (TEG) demonstrated increased clot formation rate, associated with portal vein platelet aggregates and reductions in protein C, protein S, antithrombin and A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease with Thrombospondin type 1 repeats-13 (ADAMTS-13) to 60%, 24%, 47% and 32% normal respectively...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831065/reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-switching-expression-of-mmp-3-in-stromal-fibroblasts-and-cancer-cells-during-prostate-cancer-progression
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Chia-Ling Hsieh, Che-Ming Liu, Hsin-An Chen, Shun-Tai Yang, Katsumi Shigemura, Koichi Kitagawa, Fukashi Yamamichi, Masato Fujisawa, Yun-Ru Liu, Wei-Hua Lee, Kuan-Chou Chen, Chia-Ning Shen, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Leland W K Chung, Shian-Ying Sung
Studies on the aberrant control of extracellular matrices (ECMs) have mainly focused on the role of malignant cells but less on that of stromal fibroblasts during cancer development. Herein, by using paired normal and prostate cancer-associated stromal fibroblasts (CAFs) derived from a coculture cell model and clinical patient samples, we demonstrated that although CAFs promoted prostate cancer growth, matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) was lower in CAFs but elevated in prostate cancer cells relative to their normal counterparts...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829887/correlation-analysis-of-adamts-4-vcam-1-and-tak1-expression-in-cartilage-tissue-from-spine-tuberculosis
#15
Z X Qiu, Z S Sha, X M Che, M Y Wang
A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 4 (ADAMTS-4) can effectively degrade articular cartilage matrix proteoglycan and damage the intervertebral disc of spinal tuberculosis patients, resulting in deterioration of the physical properties of articular cartilage. Transforming growth factor β activated kinase 1 (TAK1) is similar to vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1) and closely related to a variety of pathophysiological processes. This study intended to explore the expression of ADAMTS-4, VCAM-1, and TAK1 in cartilage tissue obtained from spinal tuberculosis patients and their inter-relationships, aiming to provide new treatment approaches for spinal tuberculosis...
August 17, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815041/-upregulation-of-cd47-by-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-pathway-controls-anti-tumor-immune-responses
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Katherine L Cook, David R Soto-Pantoja
We recently demonstrated that targeting the unfolded protein response (UPR) protein GRP78 down-regulates CD47 expression, resulting in increased tumor macrophage infiltration and inhibited resistance to anti-estrogen therapy. We now show new data indicating that anti-estrogen therapy regulates CD47 expression and implicates its ligand, thrombospondin-1, in regulation of tumor macrophage infiltration. Moreover, GRP78 and CD47 co-expression is associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer patients, suggesting the existence of crosstalk between UPR and immunity that regulates therapeutic responses in breast cancer...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814671/antifibrotic-role-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Lynne A Murray, David M Habiel, Miriam Hohmann, Ana Camelo, Huilan Shang, Yang Zhou, Ana Lucia Coelho, Xueyan Peng, Mridu Gulati, Bruno Crestani, Matthew A Sleeman, Tomas Mustelin, Meagan W Moore, Changwan Ryu, Awo D Osafo-Addo, Jack A Elias, Chun G Lee, Buqu Hu, Jose D Herazo-Maya, Darryl A Knight, Cory M Hogaboam, Erica L Herzog
The chronic progressive decline in lung function observed in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) appears to result from persistent nonresolving injury to the epithelium, impaired restitution of the epithelial barrier in the lung, and enhanced fibroblast activation. Thus, understanding these key mechanisms and pathways modulating both is essential to greater understanding of IPF pathogenesis. We examined the association of VEGF with the IPF disease state and preclinical models in vivo and in vitro. Tissue and circulating levels of VEGF were significantly reduced in patients with IPF, particularly in those with a rapidly progressive phenotype, compared with healthy controls...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814510/a-heterologous-model-of-thrombospondin-type-1-domain-containing-7a-associated-membranous-nephropathy
#18
Nicola M Tomas, Catherine Meyer-Schwesinger, Hanning von Spiegel, Ahmed M Kotb, Gunther Zahner, Elion Hoxha, Udo Helmchen, Nicole Endlich, Friedrich Koch-Nolte, Rolf A K Stahl
Thrombospondin type 1 domain-containing 7A (THSD7A) is a target for autoimmunity in patients with membranous nephropathy (MN). Circulating autoantibodies from patients with THSD7A-associated MN have been demonstrated to cause MN in mice. However, THSD7A-associated MN is a rare disease, preventing the use of patient antibodies for larger experimental procedures. Therefore, we generated antibodies against the human and mouse orthologs of THSD7A in rabbits by coimmunization with the respective cDNAs. Injection of these anti-THSD7A antibodies into mice induced a severe nephrotic syndrome with proteinuria, weight gain, and hyperlipidemia...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814085/differentially-regulated-adamts1-8-and-18-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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M O Kilic, B Aynekin, A Kara, D Icen, K Demircan
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to investigate the expression status of ADAMTS1,8, and 18 proteases in gastric cancer (GC) and lymphatic metastasis. BACKGROUND: A disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motifs (ADAMTS) is a new protease family, and has important biological functions such as hemostasis, extracellular matrix remodeling and regulation of angiogenesis. METHODS: The immunostaining status of ADAMTS1,8, and 18 were investigated in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples of 25 patients who underwent curative resection for GC...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810627/carthamin-yellow-inhibits-matrix-degradation-and-inflammation-induced-by-lps-in-the-intervertebral-disc-via-suppression-of-mapk-pathway-activation
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Bin Chen, Han-Tao Wang, Bo Yu, Ji-Dong Zhang, Yu Feng
Carthamin yellow (CY), which is a flavonoid compound isolated from safflower, has various pharmacological effects including promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis and alleviating pain. CY is a herb used in Chinese traditional medicines. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is a common spinal disorder and degeneration of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells and inflammation are significant parts of the pathological cascade. The curative effect of CY on NP cells in association with degeneration and inflammation remains to be elucidated...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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