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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649658/niche-localized-tumor-cells-are-protected-from-her2-targeted-therapy-via-upregulation-of-an-anti-apoptotic-program-in-vivo
#1
Jason J Zoeller, Roderick T Bronson, Laura M Selfors, Gordon B Mills, Joan S Brugge
Several lines of evidence suggest that components of the tumor microenvironment, specifically basement membrane and extracellular matrix proteins, influence drug sensitivities. We previously reported differential drug sensitivity of tumor cells localized adjacent to laminin-rich extracellular matrix in three-dimensional tumor spheroid cultures. To evaluate whether differential intra-tumor responses to targeted therapy occur in vivo, we examined the sensitivity of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive tumors to lapatinib using a previously described ductal carcinoma in situ-like model characterized by tumor cell confinement within ductal structures surrounded by an organized basement membrane...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642245/a-reporter-mouse-model-for-in-vivo-tracing-and-in-vitro-molecular-studies-of-melanocytic-lineage-cells-and-their-diseases
#2
Melissa Crawford, Valerie Leclerc, Lina Dagnino
Alterations in melanocytic lineage cells give rise to a plethora of distinct human diseases, including neurocristopathies, cutaneous pigmentation disorders, loss of vision and hearing, as well as melanoma. Understanding the ontogeny and biology of melanocytic cells, as well as how they interact with their surrounding environment, are key steps in the development of therapies for diseases that involve this cell lineage. Efforts to culture and characterize primary melanocytes from normal or genetically engineered mouse models have at times yielded contrasting observations...
June 22, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636612/laminin-211-inhibits-protein-kinase-a-in-schwann-cells-to-modulate-neuregulin-1-type-iii-driven-myelination
#3
Monica Ghidinelli, Yannick Poitelon, Yoon Kyoung Shin, Dominique Ameroso, Courtney Williamson, Cinzia Ferri, Marta Pellegatta, Kevin Espino, Amit Mogha, Kelly Monk, Paola Podini, Carla Taveggia, Klaus-Armin Nave, Lawrence Wrabetz, Hwan Tae Park, Maria Laura Feltri
Myelin is required for proper nervous system function. Schwann cells in developing nerves depend on extrinsic signals from the axon and from the extracellular matrix to first sort and ensheathe a single axon and then myelinate it. Neuregulin 1 type III (Nrg1III) and laminin α2β1γ1 (Lm211) are the key axonal and matrix signals, respectively, but how their signaling is integrated and if each molecule controls both axonal sorting and myelination is unclear. Here, we use a series of epistasis experiments to show that Lm211 modulates neuregulin signaling to ensure the correct timing and amount of myelination...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633927/dencichine-ameliorates-kidney-injury-in-induced-type-ii-diabetic-nephropathy-via-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signalling-pathway
#4
Li Jie, Qiu Pengcheng, He Qiaoyan, Bi Linlin, Zhang Meng, Wang Fang, Jia Min, Yan Li, Zhang Ya, Yang Qian, Wang Siwang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN), a common complication associated with both type I and type II diabetes mellitus (DM), is a major cause of chronic nephropathy and a common cause of end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) throughout the world. This study is aimed to determine whether dencichine (De) can ameliorate renal damage in high-glucose-and-fat diet combined STZ (streptozocin) induced DN in type II DM rats and to investigate the potential underlying mechanisms. Markers of metabolism, diabetes, and renal function, and levels of extracellular matrix (ECM) collagen I (Col I), collagen IV (Col IV), fibronectin (FN) and laminin (LN), and of proteins in the TGF-β/Smad pathway were analysed through RT-PCR, western blot, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629082/influence-of-residual-composition-on-the-structure-and-properties-of-extracellular-matrix-derived-hydrogels
#5
Jesús A Claudio-Rizo, Magdalena Rangel-Argote, Laura E Castellano, Jorge Delgado, José L Mata-Mata, Birzabith Mendoza-Novelo
In this work, hydrolysates of extracellular matrix (hECM) were obtained from rat tail tendon (TR), bovine Achilles tendon (TAB), porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) and bovine pericardium (PB), and they were polymerized to generate ECM hydrogels. The composition of hECM was evaluated by quantifying the content of sulphated glycosaminoglycans (sGAG), fibronectin and laminin. The polymerization process, structure, physicochemical properties, in vitro degradation and biocompatibility were studied and related to their composition...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628381/monoclonal-immunoglobulin-associated-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-characterized-by-organized-deposits-of-striated-ultra-substructures-a-case-report
#6
Shigeo Hara, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Tastufumi Oka, Makiko Kusabe, Masayuki Mizui, Kensuke Joh
We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male who presented with progressive glomerulonephritis notable for organized and striated ultra-substructures. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension and proteinuria 3 years prior to admission and subsequently developed nephrotic syndrome and impairment of renal function. Laboratory tests did not reveal any evidence of infections or autoimmune diseases. Monoclonal gammopathy was not detected in serum or urine, although a small population of abnormal plasma cell clones was detected by flow cytometry...
June 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627695/targeted-cdx2-expression-inhibits-aggressive-phenotypes-of-colon-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Jianbao Zheng, Sai He, Jie Qi, Xiaolong Wang, Junhui Yu, Yunhua Wu, Qi Gao, Kai Wang, Xuejun Sun
Loss of caudal type homeobox 2 (CDX2) is associated with the development of human colorectal cancer, while human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) frequently occurs in variety of human cancers. We investigated the effects of restoration of CDX2 expression using a hypoxia-inducible hTERT promoter-driven vector (pLVX-5HRE-hTERTp-CDX2-3FLAG) on colon cancer cell viability, cell cycle distribution, apoptosis, colony formation, invasion ability and xenograft tumor growth in nude mice. CDX2 overexpression significantly inhibited viability, colony formation, and the invasion and migration ability of LoVo cells, and induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in vitro, especially under hypoxic culture conditions...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625845/injury-and-defective-regeneration-of-the-epithelial-basement-membrane-in-corneal-fibrosis-a-paradigm-for-fibrosis-in-other-organs
#8
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Steven E Wilson, Gustavo K Marino, Andre A M Torricelli, Carla S Medeiros
Myofibroblast-mediated fibrosis is important in the pathophysiology of diseases in most organs. The cornea, the transparent anterior wall of the eye that functions to focus light on the retina, is commonly affected by fibrosis and provides an optimal model due to its simplicity and accessibility. Severe injuries to the cornea, including infection, surgery, and trauma, may trigger the development of myofibroblasts and fibrosis in the normally transparent connective tissue stroma. Ultrastructural studies have demonstrated that defective epithelial basement membrane (EBM) regeneration after injury underlies the development of myofibroblasts from both bone marrow- and keratocyte-derived precursor cells in the cornea...
June 15, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623817/development-of-a-simple-and-convenient-cell-based-electrochemical-biosensor-for-evaluating-the-individual-and-combined-toxicity-of-don-zen-and-afb1
#9
Shuang Xia, Pei Zhu, Fuwei Pi, Yinzhi Zhang, Yun Li, Jiasheng Wang, Xiulan Sun
A simple and convenient cell-based electrochemical biosensor was developed to assess the individual and combined toxicity of deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEN), and Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) on Hep G2 cells. The sensor was modified in succession with AuNPs (gold nanoparticles), cysteamine, and laminin. The cells interacting with laminin formed tight cell-to-electrode contacts, and collagen was used to maintain cell adhesion and viability. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) was developed to evaluate mycotoxin toxicity...
June 14, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621422/a-new-role-of-the-membrane-type-matrix-metalloproteinase-16-mmp16-mt3-mmp-in-neural-crest-cell-migration
#10
Lee Roth, Rotem Kalev-Altman, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan, Dalit Sela-Donenfeld
Neural crest cells (NCCs) are a transient population of neuroectodermal-originated cells that populate the dorsal neural tube (dNT), before migrating and giving rise to multiple cell lineages in the developing embryo. Prior to their migration, NCCs undergo epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition (EMT) through which they lose cell contacts and detach from the dNT to invade their surrounding environment. Multiple signals and transcription factors have been identified to regulate these events. Yet, less is known regarding effectors that act downstream to execute the actual NCC separation and migration...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618937/37lrp-induces-invasion-in-hypoxic-lung-adenocarcinoma-cancer-cells-a549-through-the-jnk-erk-c-jun-signaling-cascade
#11
Yongan Zhou, Yafang Wang, Zhengwei Zhao, Yanxia Wang, Ning Zhang, Helong Zhang, Lili Liu
We previously reported that 37-kDa laminin receptor precursor involved in metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma cancer cells. In this study, we further revealed that hypoxia induced 37-kDa laminin receptor precursor expression and activation of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase, c-Jun N-terminal kinase, and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in lung adenocarcinoma cancer cells. In addition, we further demonstrated that the c-Jun N-terminal kinase inhibitor SP600125 and extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase inhibitor U0126 blocked the c-Jun activity and abolished hypoxia-induced 37-kDa laminin receptor precursor expression and promoter activity in a concentration-dependent manner...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618934/identification-of-curcumin-inhibited-extracellular-matrix-receptors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a549-cells-by-rna-sequencing
#12
Huiping Li, Hongjin Wu, Hongfang Zhang, Ying Li, Shuang Li, Qiang Hou, Shixiu Wu, Shuan-Ying Yang
Curcumin is a potent anti-cancer drug in several types of human cancers. Despite of several preclinical and clinical studies of curcumin, the precise mechanism of curcumin in cancer prevention has remained unclear. In our study, we for the first time investigated whole transcriptome alteration in A549 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines after treatment with curcumin using RNA sequencing. We found that lots of genes and signaling pathways were significantly altered after curcumin treatment in A549 cells...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616777/differential-regulation-of-mecp2-phosphorylation-by-laminin-in-oligodendrocytes
#13
Zalak S Parikh, Ashutosh Tripathi, Prakash P Pillai
Oligodendrocytes (OLGs) are the myelinating cells of the central nervous system (CNS), and its proper differentiation is crucial for normal functioning of neurons. Methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2) is a multifunctional methylated DNA binding protein; mutation of which causes Rett syndrome, a severe neurodevelopmental disorder. Previously, we reported that MeCP2 is expressed in all the stages of oligodendrocyte development, and also shown the role of MeCP2 as a transcription regulator of myelin genes in OLGs...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615054/end-stage-kidney-disease-in-patient-with-epidermolysis-bullosa-what-are-the-treatment-options-case-report
#14
Michał Małecki, Maciej Domański, Kazimierz Ciechanowski
BACKGROUND: Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of diseases caused by mutations in genes for proteins responsible for cells' anchorage at the dermo-epidermal junction. Their common feature are dysfunctional or even absent connections between cells. The typical clinical sign is the formation of blisters, with possible excessive scarring, in response to minimal skin irritation. End stage renal disease may be one of the comorbidities in patients with epidermolysis bullosa. The implementation of renal replacement therapy may be very difficult in this population...
June 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610547/human-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-improves-survival-and-neurite-outgrowth-of-spiral-ganglion-neurons-in-vitro
#15
Michael Stolle, Jennifer Schulze, Ariane Römer, Thomas Lenarz, Martin Durisin, Athanasia Warnecke
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich and platelet poor plasma (PRP and PPP) are autologous preparations from peripheral blood and contain several growth factors and cytokines involved in tissue repair. Although their neuroprotective and -regenerative properties have been already described, little is known about their effects in the inner ear. We therefore examined the effects of PRP and PPP on spiral ganglion neurons (SGN) in vitro. RESULTS: For all experiments, spiral ganglia were isolated from neonatal rats and were cultured in serum-free medium...
June 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609645/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-il-17a-activation-induces-pericyte-mediated-basement-membrane-remodeling-in-human-neutrophilic-dermatoses
#16
Holly M Lauridsen, Amanda S Pellowe, Anand Ramanathan, Rebecca Liu, Kathryn Miller-Jensen, Jennifer M McNiff, Jordan S Pober, Anjelica L Gonzalez
Sweet syndrome is a prototypical neutrophilic dermatosis, a class of inflammatory diseases marked by elevated levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and IL-17A, pathologic neutrophil recruitment, and microvascular remodeling. Histologic analyses of four matrix proteins-collagen I and IV, laminin, and fibronectin-in the skin biopsies of patients with Sweet syndrome reveal that the basement membrane of dermal postcapillary venules undergoes changes in structure and composition. Increased neutrophil recruitment in vivo was associated with increases in collagen IV, decreases in laminin, and varied changes in fibronectin...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608322/long-evans-rat-spermatogonial-lines-are-effective-germline-vectors-for-transgenic-rat-production
#17
F Kent Hamra, Christopher T Richie, Brandon K Harvey
Long Evans rat strains are applied as research models in a broad spectrum of biomedical fields (>15,800 citations, NCBI PubMed). Here, we report an approach to genetically modify the Long Evans rat germline in donor spermatogonial stem cells. Long Evans rat spermatogonial lines were derived from freshly isolated laminin-binding spermatogonia. Laminin-binding spermatogonia were cultured over multiple passages on fibroblast feeder layers in serum-free culture medium containing GDNF and FGF2. Long Evans rat spermatogonial lines were genetically modified by transposon transduction to express a germline, tdTomato reporter gene...
June 12, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602620/integrin-%C3%AE-7-is-a-functional-marker-and-potential-therapeutic-target-in-glioblastoma
#18
Tobias L Haas, Maria Rita Sciuto, Lidia Brunetto, Cecilia Valvo, Michele Signore, Micol E Fiori, Simona di Martino, Stefano Giannetti, Liliana Morgante, Alessandra Boe, Michele Patrizii, Uwe Warnken, Martina Schnölzer, Andrea Ciolfi, Chiara Di Stefano, Mauro Biffoni, Lucia Ricci-Vitiani, Roberto Pallini, Ruggero De Maria
Functionally relevant markers of glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) have potential for therapeutic targeting to treat this aggressive disease. Here we used generation and screening of thousands of monoclonal antibodies to search for receptors and signaling pathways preferentially enriched in GSCs. We identified integrin α7 (ITGA7) as a major laminin receptor in GSCs and in primary high-grade glioma specimens. Analyses of mRNA profiles in comprehensive datasets revealed that high ITGA7 expression negatively correlated with survival of patients with both low- and high-grade glioma...
June 5, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600799/extracellular-matrix-protein-laminin-enhances-mesenchymal-stem-cell-msc-paracrine-function-through-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-cd61-integrin-to-reduce-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis
#19
Kai-Yen Peng, Yuan-Hung Liu, Yu-Wei Li, Betty Linju Yen, Men-Luh Yen
Myocardial ischaemia (MI) results in extensive cardiomyocyte death and reactive oxygen species (ROS)-induced damage in an organ with little or no regenerative capacity. Although the use of adult bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) has been proposed as a treatment option, the high cell numbers required for clinical use are difficult to achieve with this source of MSCs, and animal studies have produced inconsistent data. We recently demonstrated in small and large animal models of acute MI that the application of human term placenta-derived multipotent cells (PDMCs), a foetal-stage MSC, resulted in reversal of cardiac injury with therapeutic efficacy...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600123/multifunctional-and-redundant-roles-of-leptospira-interrogans-proteins-in-bacterial-adhesion-and-fibrin-clotting-inhibition
#20
Priscila R M Pereira, Luis G V Fernandes, Gisele O de Souza, Silvio A Vasconcellos, Marcos B Heinemann, Eliete C Romero, Ana L T O Nascimento
Pathogenic Leptopira is the etiological agent of leptospirosis, the most widespread zoonotic infection in the world. The disease represents a major public health problem, especially in tropical countries. The present work focused on two hypothetical proteins of unknown function, encoded by the genes LIC13059 and LIC10879, and predicted to be surface-exposed proteins. The genes were cloned and the proteins expressed using E. coli as a host system. We report that the recombinant proteins interacted with extracellular matrix (ECM) laminin, in a dose-dependent fashion and are novel potential adhesins...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
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