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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928847/anti-angiogenic-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-in-lung-cancer-via-inhibition-of-endothelial-cell-migration-proliferation-and-tube-formation
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Meng-Hang Yang, Ke-Jie Chang, Jin-Cheng Zheng, Hai Huang, Guang-Yuan Sun, Xue-Wei Zhao, Bing Li, Qing-Yu Xiu
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) exhibits a remarkable effect on leukemia treatment; however, its effect on solid tumors remains poorly explored. The present study demonstrated the inhibitory effect of As2O3 on lung cancer and explored its possible mechanism. It was observed that As2O3 significantly inhibited the growth of lung cancer xenografts and tumor angiogenesis in vivo. The inhibitory effect of As2O3 on cell proliferation in vitro was more remarkable in vascular endothelial cells than in lung cancer cells. It was also observed that As2O3 inhibited the migration of vascular endothelial cells and disrupted vascular tube formation on Matrigel assays...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925946/development-and-biocompatibility-evaluation-of-photocatalytic-tio%C3%A2-reduced-graphene-oxide-based-nanoparticles-designed-for-self-cleaning-purposes
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Ionela Cristina Nica, Miruna S Stan, Marcela Popa, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Gratiela G Pircalabioru, Veronica Lazar, Iuliana Dumitrescu, Lucian Diamandescu, Marcel Feder, Mihaela Baibarac, Marin Cernea, Valentin Adrian Maraloiu, Traian Popescu, Anca Dinischiotu
Graphene is widely used in nanotechnologies to amplify the photocatalytic activity of TiO₂, but the development of TiO₂/graphene composites imposes the assessment of their risk to human and environmental health. Therefore, reduced graphene oxide was decorated with two types of TiO₂ particles co-doped with 1% iron and nitrogen, one of them being obtained by a simultaneous precipitation of Ti(3+) and Fe(3+) ions to achieve their uniform distribution, and the other one after a sequential precipitation of these two cations for a higher concentration of iron on the surface...
September 19, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922731/shikonin-suppresses-pulmonary-fibroblasts-proliferation-and-activation-by-regulating-akt-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathways
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Yunjuan Nie, Yaoyao Yang, Jian Zhang, Guowei Cai, Yanhua Chang, Gaoshang Chai, Chongyong Guo
Fibroblast is believed to be the primary effector in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive lung disorder characterized by aberrant tissue remodeling and the formation of fibroblastic foci. Due to the complicated etiology and mechanism, there are few effective drugs for this fatal disease. Shikonin (SHI), which is the major ingredient isolated from the plant Lithospermum Erythrorhizon, has long been used as traditional medicine for many diseases including inflammation and cancer. The roles of SHI in attenuating skin scar and renal fibrosis by reducing TGFβ1-stimulated fibroblast activation are also reported...
September 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921524/karyotype-variation-of-cho-host-cell-lines-over-time-in-culture-characterized-by-chromosome-counting-and-chromosome-painting
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Sabine Vcelar, Vaibhav Jadhav, Michael Melcher, Norbert Auer, Astrid Hrdina, Rebecca Sagmeister, Kelley Heffner, Anja Puklowski, Michael Betenbaugh, Till Wenger, Friedrich Leisch, Martina Baumann, Nicole Borth
Genomic rearrangements are a common phenomenon in rapidly growing cell lines such as Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, a feature that in the context of production of biologics may lead to cell line and product instability. Few methods exist to assess such genome wide instability. Here we use the population distribution of chromosome numbers per cell as well as chromosome painting to quantify the karyotypic variation in several CHO host cell lines. CHO-S, CHO-K1 8mM glutamine and CHO-K1 cells adapted to grow in media containing no glutamine were analyzed over up to 6 months in culture...
September 16, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921304/expression-and-purification-of-an-fgf9-fusion-protein-in-e-coli-and-the-effects-of-the-fgf9-subfamily-on-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-migration
#5
Shen Wang, Haipeng Lin, Tiantian Zhao, Sisi Huang, David G Fernig, Nuo Xu, Fenfang Wu, Mi Zhou, Chao Jiang, Haishan Tian
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 9 has oncogenic activity and plays an important role in the development of ovarian, lung, prostate, and gastric cancers. In the present study, with the aim of reducing the cost of utilizing growth factors in cancer research, a simple and efficient method for the preparation of recombinant human (rh)FGF9 in Escherichia coli was established. The rhFGF9 fusion protein (6 × His-TEV-rhFGF9) and the native protein released by tobacco etch virus (TEV) protease were obtained using a Ni-NTA system, with > 95% purity...
September 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919455/is-there-a-role-for-il-17-in-the-pathogenesis-of-systemic-sclerosis
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Carlo Chizzolini, Aleksandra Maria Dufour, Nicolò Costantino Brembilla
In systemic sclerosis (SSc) immuno-inflammatory events are central to disease development. Amongst other mediators of inflammation, interleukin 17 (IL-17) and Th17 cells have been reported to be increased in the peripheral blood and target organs including involved skin in SSc. They participate and amplify inflammatory responses by inducing the production of cytokines such as IL-6, chemokines such as CCL2 and CXCL8 (IL-8), matrix metalloproteinases-1, -2, -9 and the expression of adhesion molecules in stromal cells including fibroblasts and endothelial cells...
September 14, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918018/locked-nucleic-acid-gapmers-and-conjugates-potently-silence-adam33-an-asthma-associated-metalloprotease-with-nuclear-localized-mrna
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Hannah M Pendergraff, Pranathi Meda Krishnamurthy, Alexandre J Debacker, Michael P Moazami, Vivek K Sharma, Liisa Niitsoo, Yong Yu, Yen Nee Tan, Hans Michael Haitchi, Jonathan K Watts
Two mechanisms dominate the clinical pipeline for oligonucleotide-based gene silencing, namely, the antisense approach that recruits RNase H to cleave target RNA and the RNAi approach that recruits the RISC complex to cleave target RNA. Multiple chemical designs can be used to elicit each pathway. We compare the silencing of the asthma susceptibility gene ADAM33 in MRC-5 lung fibroblasts using four classes of gene silencing agents, two that use each mechanism: traditional duplex small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), single-stranded small interfering RNAs (ss-siRNAs), locked nucleic acid (LNA) gapmer antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), and novel hexadecyloxypropyl conjugates of the ASOs...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916165/muc1-deficiency-exacerbates-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-silicosis
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Kosuke Kato, Marina A Zemskova, Alec D Hanss, Marianne M Kim, Sandra J Gendler, Ross Summer, Kwang Chul Kim
BACKGROUND: MUC1 (MUC in human and Muc in animals) is a membrane-tethered mucin expressed on the apical surface of lung epithelial cells. However, in the lungs of patients with interstitial lung disease, MUC1 is aberrantly expressed in hyperplastic alveolar type II epithelial (ATII) cells and alveolar macrophages (AM), and elevated levels of extracellular MUC1 are found in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and the serum of these patients. While pro-fibrotic effects of extracellular MUC1 have recently been described in cultured fibroblasts, the contribution of MUC1 to the pathobiology of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown...
September 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915889/anti-fibrotic-efficacy-of-nintedanib-in-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-the-inhibition-of-fibrocyte-activity
#9
Seidai Sato, Shintaro Shinohara, Shinya Hayashi, Shun Morizumi, Shuichi Abe, Hiroyasu Okazaki, Yanjuan Chen, Hisatsugu Goto, Yoshinori Aono, Hirohisa Ogawa, Kazuya Koyama, Haruka Nishimura, Hiroshi Kawano, Yuko Toyoda, Hisanori Uehara, Yasuhiko Nishioka
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is specific for platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFR), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR), and vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR), has recently been approved for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrocytes are bone marrow-derived progenitor cells that produce growth factors and contribute to fibrogenesis in the lungs. However, the effects of nintedanib on the functions of fibrocytes remain unclear...
September 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910321/identification-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-regulated-micrornas-and-the-microrna-targetomes-in-primary-lung-fibroblasts
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Jennie Ong, Wim Timens, Vijay Rajendran, Arjan Algra, Avrum Spira, Marc E Lenburg, Joshua D Campbell, Maarten van den Berge, Dirkje S Postma, Anke van den Berg, Joost Kluiver, Corry-Anke Brandsma
BACKGROUND: Lung fibroblasts are involved in extracellular matrix homeostasis, which is mainly regulated by transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), and are therefore crucial in lung tissue repair and remodeling. Abnormal repair and remodeling has been observed in lung diseases like COPD. As miRNA levels can be influenced by TGF-β, we hypothesized that TGF-β influences miRNA expression in lung fibroblasts, thereby affecting their function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated TGF-β1-induced miRNA expression changes in 9 control primary parenchymal lung fibroblasts using miRNA arrays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910082/macromolecular-profiling-of-organelles-in-normal-diploid-and-cancer-cells
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Svitlana M Levchenko, Andrey N Kuzmin, Artem Pliss, Junle Qu, Paras N Prasad
To advance an understanding of cellular regulation and function it is crucial to identify molecular contents in cellular organelles, which accommodate specific biochemical processes. Towards achievement of this goal, we applied micro-Raman-Biomolecular Component Analysis assay for molecular profiling of major organelles in live cells. We used this assay for comparative analysis of proteins 3D conformation and quantification of proteins, RNA and lipids concentrations in nucleoli, endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria of WI-38 diploid lung fibroblasts and HeLa cancer cells...
September 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905937/somcl-085-a-novel-multi-targeted-fgfr-inhibitor-displays-potent-anticancer-activity-in-fgfr-addicted-human-cancer-models
#12
Xi-Fei Jiang, Yang Dai, Xia Peng, Yan-Yan Shen, Yi Su, Man-Man Wei, Wei-Ren Liu, Zhen-Bin Ding, Ao Zhang, Ying-Hong Shi, Jing Ai
Aberrant fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) activation is found across a diverse spectrum of malignancies, especially those lacking effective treatments. SOMCL-085 is a novel FGFR-dominant multi-target kinase inhibitor. Here, we explored the FGFR-targeting anticancer activity of SOMCL-085 both in vitro and in vivo. Among a panel of 20 tyrosine kinases screened, SOMCL-085 potently inhibited FGFR1, FGFR2 and FGFR3 kinase activity, with IC50 values of 1.8, 1.9 and 6.9 nmol/L, respectively. This compound simultaneously inhibited the angiogenesis kinases VEGFR and PDGFR, but without obvious inhibitory effect on other 12 tyrosine kinases...
September 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903417/disruption-of-dna-repair-in-cancer-cells-by-ubiquitination-of-a-destabilising-dimerization-domain-of-nucleotide-excision-repair-protein-ercc1
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Lanlan Yang, Ann-Marie Ritchie, David W Melton
DNA repair pathways present in all cells serve to preserve genome stability, but in cancer cells they also act reduce the efficacy of chemotherapy. The endonuclease ERCC1-XPF has an important role in the repair of DNA damage caused by a variety of chemotherapeutic agents and there has been intense interest in the use of ERCC1 as a predictive marker of therapeutic response in non-small cell lung carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and ovarian cancer. We have previously validated ERCC1 as a therapeutic target in melanoma, but all small molecule ERCC1-XPF inhibitors reported to date have lacked sufficient potency and specificity for clinical use...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898237/nintedanib-selectively-inhibits-the-activation-and-tumour-promoting-effects-of-fibroblasts-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients
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M Gabasa, R Ikemori, F Hilberg, N Reguart, J Alcaraz
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib is a clinically approved multikinase receptor inhibitor to treat non-small cell lung cancer with adenocarcinoma (ADC) histology in combination with docetaxel, based on the clinical benefits reported on ADC but not on squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which are the two most common histologic lung cancer subtypes. METHODS: We examined the potential role of tumour-associated fibroblasts (TAFs) in the differential effects of nintedanib in ADC and SCC...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898058/mechanoregulation-of-sm22%C3%AE-transgelin
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Rong Liu, M Moazzem Hossain, Xuequn Chen, Jian-Ping Jin
SM22α, also named transgelin, is an actin filament-associated protein in smooth muscle and fibroblast. Three decades after discovery, the biological function of SM22α remains under investigation. Here we report a novel finding that the expression and degradation of SM22α/transgelin is regulated by mechanical tension. Following a mass spectrometry identification of SM22α degradation in isolated and tension-unloaded mouse aorta, we developed specific monoclonal antibodies to study the regulation of SM22α in human fetal lung myofibroblast line MRC-5 and primary cultures of neonatal mouse skin fibroblast...
September 12, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895470/generation-of-a-close-to-native-in-vitro-system-to-study-lung-cells-ecm-crosstalk
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Zuzana Garlikova, Ana Catarina Silva, Ana Rabata, David Potesil, Ivana Ihnatova, Jana Dumkova, Zuzana Koledova, Zbynek Zdrahal, Vladimir Vinarsky, Ales Hample, Perpetua Pinto-do-O, Diana S Nascimento
Extracellular matrix (ECM) is an essential component of the tissue microenvironment, actively shaping cellular behavior. In vitro culture systems are often poor in ECM constituents thus not allowing for naturally occurring cell-ECM interactions. This study reports on a straightforward and efficient method for generation of ECM scaffolds from lung tissue and its subsequent in vitro application using primary lung cells. Mouse lung tissue was subjected to decellularization with 0.2% sodium dodecyl sulfate, hypotonic solutions and DNase...
September 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893544/myxofibrosarcoma-in-head-and-neck-case-report-of-unusually-aggressive-presentation
#17
Anastasiya Quimby, Abigail Estelle, Arun Gopinath, Rui Fernandes
Myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) is a malignant fibroblastic tumor that primarily affects the lower and upper extremities. It is usually described as a slow-growing tumor with high recurrence rates but low metastatic potential. The reported incidence of head and neck MFS is 2 to 4% and rarely presents with distant metastases. This report describes a case of maxillary MFS in a 72-year-old woman whose disease progression followed an atypical course with an extremely rapid rate of growth and early pulmonary and central nervous system lesions...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892415/susceptibility-of-m-tuberculosis-infected-host-cells-to-phospho-mlkl-driven-necroptosis-is-dependent-on-cell-type-and-presence-of-tnf%C3%AE
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Rachel E Butler, Nitya Krishnan, Waldo Garcia-Jimenez, Robert Francis, Abbe Martyn, Tom Mendum, Shaza Felemban, Nicolas Locker, Javier Salguero-Bodes, Brian Robertson, Graham R Stewart
An important feature of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis is the ability to control cell death in infected host cells, including inhibition of apoptosis and stimulation of necrosis. Recently an alternative form of programmed cell death, necroptosis, has been described where necrotic cell death is induced by apoptotic stimuli under conditions where apoptotic execution is inhibited. We show for the first time that M. tuberculosis and TNFα synergise to induce necroptosis in murine fibroblasts via RIPK1-dependent mechanisms and characterized by phosphorylation of Ser345 of the MLKL necroptosis death effector...
September 11, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891354/brca2-protects-mammalian-cells-from-heat-shock
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Yosuke Nakagawa, Atsuhisa Kajihara, Akihisa Takahashi, Akiho S Murata, Masaya Matsubayashi, Soichiro S Ito, Ichiro Ota, Takahiko Nakagawa, Masatoshi Hasegawa, Tadaaki Kirita, Takeo Ohnishi, Eiichiro Mori
PURPOSE: Heat shock induces DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in mammalian cells. Mammalian cells are capable of repairing DSBs by utilising the homologous recombination (HR) pathway. Breast cancer susceptibility gene 2 (BRCA2) is known to regulate the HR pathway. Here, we investigate the role of BRCA2 in repairing DNA damage induced by heat shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cell lines and human tongue squamous cell carcinoma SAS cells were used...
September 10, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888686/fibroblast-derived-hgf-drives-acinar-lung-cancer-cell-polarization-through-integrin-dependent-rhoa-rock1-inhibition
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Anirban Datta, Emma Sandilands, Keith E Mostov, David M Bryant
The formation of lumens in epithelial tissues requires apical-basal polarization of cells, and the co-ordination of this individual polarity collectively around a contiguous lumen. Signals from the Extracellular Matrix (ECM) instruct epithelia as to the orientation of where basal, and thus consequently apical, surfaces should be formed. We report that this pathway is normally absent in Calu-3 human lung adenocarcinoma cells in 3-Dimensional culture, but that paracrine signals from MRC5 lung fibroblasts can induce correct orientation of polarity and acinar morphogenesis...
September 6, 2017: Cellular Signalling
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