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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166712/-effects-of-endostatin-pretreatment-on-fibrosis-of-human-skin-fibroblasts-and-the-mechanisms
#1
H T Ren, Y Li, S D Wang, C M Han
Objective: To explore the effects of endostatin pretreatment on fibrosis of human skin fibroblasts and the mechanisms. Methods: Human skin fibroblasts were routinely cultured in vitro, and then the cells of passage 3 to 5 were used in the following experiments. The cells were divided into blank control, endostatin, platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), endostatin+ PDGF-BB, transforming growth factor-β(1) (TGF-β(1)), and endostatin+ TGF-β(1) groups according to the random number table, with 3 wells in each group...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164801/improving-the-biological-function-of-decellularized-heart-valves-through-integration-of-protein-tethering-and-three-dimensional-cell-seeding-in-a-bioreactor
#2
Mehrnaz Namiri, Mohammad Kazemi Ashtiani, Saeed Abbasalizadeh, Zahra Mazidi, Elena Mahmoudi, Saman Nikeghbalian, Nasser Aghdami, Hossein Baharvand
Decellularized xenogeneic heart valves (DHVs) are promising products for valve replacement. However, the widespread clinical application of such products is limited due to the risk of immune reaction, progressive degeneration, inflammation, and calcification. Here, we have developed an optimized decellularization protocol for a xenogeneic heart valve. We improved the biological function of DHVs by protein tethering onto DHV and three-dimensional (3D) cell seeding in a bioreactor. Our results showed that heart valves treated with a Triton X-100 (TX-100) and sodium deoxycholate (SDC)-based protocol were completely cell-free, with preserved biochemical and biomechanical properties...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163854/interactions-between-tgf-%C3%AE-1-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-ppar-%C3%AE-in-radiation-induced-fibrosis
#3
REVIEW
Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier, Rémy Guillevin, Jean-Noël Vallée
Radiation therapy induces DNA damage and inflammation leading to fibrosis. Fibrosis can occur 4 to 12 months after radiation therapy. This process worsens with time and years. Radiation-induced fibrosis is characterized by fibroblasts proliferation, myofibroblast differentiation, and synthesis of collagen, proteoglycans and extracellular matrix. Myofibroblasts are non-muscle cells that can contract and relax. Myofibroblasts evolve towards irreversible retraction during fibrosis process. In this review, we discussed the interplays between transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), canonical WNT/β-catenin pathway and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR γ) in regulating the molecular mechanisms underlying the radiation-induced fibrosis, and the potential role of PPAR γ agonists...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163763/pd-l1-expression-and-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-are-associated-with-alk-rearrangement-and-clinicopathological-features-in-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors
#4
Yoon Jin Cha, Hyo Sup Shim
Background: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms that are composed of myofibroblastic cells accompanied by inflammatory infiltrate. We investigated the immune profiles of IMTs, including PD-L1 expression and proportion of CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), as well as its clinicopathological characteristics according to ALK gene rearrangementstatus. Methods: Twenty-eight IMTs from 25 patients were retrieved from our pathology files (2005-2015), and their clinicopathological parameters and outcomes were analyzed...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162741/nuclear-hyaluronidase-2-drives-alternative-splicing-of-cd44-pre-mrna-to-determine-profibrotic-or-antifibrotic-cell-phenotype
#5
Adam C Midgley, Sebastian Oltean, Vincent Hascall, Emma L Woods, Robert Steadman, Aled O Phillips, Soma Meran
The cell surface protein CD44 is involved in diverse physiological processes, and its aberrant function is linked to various pathologies such as cancer, immune dysregulation, and fibrosis. The diversity of CD44 biological activity is partly conferred by the generation of distinct CD44 isoforms through alternative splicing. We identified an unexpected function for the ubiquitous hyaluronan-degrading enzyme, hyaluronidase 2 (HYAL2), as a regulator of CD44 splicing. Standard CD44 is associated with fibrotic disease, and its production is promoted through serine-arginine-rich (SR) protein-mediated exon exclusion...
November 21, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162108/reduced-suppressive-effect-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonist-on-fibrocyte-function-in-severe-asthma
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Chun-Yu Lo, Charalambos Michaeloudes, Pankaj K Bhavsar, Chien-Da Huang, Po-Jui Chang, Chun-Hua Wang, Han-Pin Kuo, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe asthma have increased airway remodelling and elevated numbers of circulating fibrocytes with enhanced myofibroblastic differentiation capacity, despite being treated with high doses of corticosteroids, and long acting β2-adrenergic receptor (AR) agonists (LABAs). We determined the effect of β2-AR agonists, alone or in combination with corticosteroids, on fibrocyte function. METHODS: Non-adherent non-T cells from peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from healthy subjects and patients with non-severe or severe asthma were treated with the β2-AR agonist, salmeterol, in the presence or absence of the corticosteroid dexamethasone...
November 21, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159852/orbital-invasive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-adnexal-involvement-clinically-mimicking-feline-restrictive-orbital-myofibroblastic-sarcoma-19-cases-1990-2016
#7
Kathryn A Diehl, Silvia G Pryor, Leandro Bc Teixeira
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentations of patients diagnosed with ocular adnexal or orbital squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which possess features similar to feline restrictive orbital myofibroblastic sarcoma (FROMS). PROCEDURES: A retrospective review of adnexal and/or orbital SCC was performed. Cases were collected from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW) (1990-2016)...
November 21, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157977/cell-type-specific-pharmacological-kinase-inhibition-for-cancer-chemoprevention
#8
Manjeet Deshmukh, Shigeki Nakagawa, Takaaki Higashi, Adam Vincek, Anu Venkatesh, Marina Ruiz de Galarreta, Anna P Koh, Nicolas Goossens, Hadassa Hirschfield, C Billie Bian, Naoto Fujiwara, Atsushi Ono, Hiroki Hoshida, Mohamed El-Abtah, Noor B Ahmad, Amaia Lujambio, Roberto Sanchez, Bryan C Fuchs, Klaas Poelstra, Jai Prakash, Yujin Hoshida
Safety is prerequisite for preventive medicine, but non-toxic agents are generally ineffective as clinical chemoprevention. Here we propose a strategy overcoming this challenge by delivering molecular-targeted agent specifically to the effector cell type to achieve sufficient potency, while circumventing toxicity in the context of cancer chemoprevention. Hepatic myofibroblasts drive progressive fibrosis that results in cirrhosis and liver cancer. In a rat model of cirrhosis-driven liver cancer, a small molecule epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor, erlotinib, was delivered specifically to myofibroblasts by a versatile nanoparticle-based system, targeting platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta uniquely expressed on their surface in the liver...
November 17, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157939/lymphadenopathy-associated-with-igg4-related-disease-diagnosis-differential-diagnosis
#9
REVIEW
Mark R Wick, Dennis P O'Malley
IgG4-related sclerosing disease, which now encompasses diverse organ-related disorders with various prior eponymic designations, may also present with solitary or multifocal lymph node enlargement. This review considers the histopathologic features of IgG4 lymphadenopathy (IgG4LAD), which has been subdivided by Cheuk & Chan into 5 microscopic subtypes. Those include variants that are typified by multicentric Castleman disease (MCD)-like changes, follicular hyperplasia, interfollicular lymphoplasmacytic proliferation, progressive transformation of germinal centers, and formation of inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT)-like lesions...
November 11, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155002/pdgf-in-organ-fibrosis
#10
REVIEW
Barbara Mara Klinkhammer, Jürgen Floege, Peter Boor
Fibrosis is part of a tissue repair response to injury, defined as increased deposition of extracellular matrix. In some instances, fibrosis is beneficial; however, in the majority of diseases fibrosis is detrimental. Virtually all chronic progressive diseases are associated with fibrosis, representing a huge number of patients worldwide. Fibrosis occurs in all organs and tissues, becomes irreversible with time and further drives loss of tissue function. Various cells types initiate and perpetuate pathological fibrosis by paracrine activation of the principal cellular executors of fibrosis, i...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154966/determinants-of-fibrosis-progression-and-regression-in-nash
#11
REVIEW
Detlef Schuppan, Rambabu Surabattula, Xiao Yu Wang
Cirrhosis has become the major liver related clinical endpoint in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. However, progression to cirrhosis is less predictable in NASH compared to other chronic liver diseases. This is due to the complex and multifactorial etiology of NASH, which is determined by life style and nutrition, multiple genetic and epigenetic factors, and a prominent role of hepatic and extrahepatic comorbidities. Thus modest changes in these cofactors can also induce fibrosis regression, at least in precirrhotic patients...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154784/tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-regulates-mouse-hepatic-stellate-cell-differentiation-via-the-jagged1-notch-pathway
#12
Yasen Aimaiti, Xin Jin, Wei Wang, Zixin Chen, Dewei Li
AIMS: We tested whether transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) signaling plays an important role in hepatic stellate cell differentiation fate and investigated the role of Jagged1/Notch in this process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TGF-β1 was overexpressed and transforming growth factor receptor 1 (TGF-β-R1) was knocked down by a lentiviral vector in mouse hepatic stellate cells (mHSCs). Transfection efficiency was assessed with immunofluorescence, quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and western blotting...
November 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152519/primary-carcinosarcoma-of-the-pancreas-with-cd10-positive-sarcoma-component
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Christine J Salibay, Julia Rewerska, Shweta Gupta, Nicholas Ree
Carcinosarcomas of the pancreas are rare entities with a dismal prognosis. We report a rare case of pancreatic carcinosarcoma in a 49-year-old African American female who underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy with right salpingo-oophorectomy and exploration of the pancreatic mass. The surgery revealed a sclerotic mass in the body and tail of the pancreas that was surgically unresectable, and a pancreatic biopsy confirmed the pathology of pancreatic carcinosarcoma. Histologically, the lesion showed a high-grade spindle cell sarcoma and adjacent moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150621/pnpla3-variant-and-portal-periportal-histological-pattern-in-patients-with-biopsy-proven-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-possible-role-for-oxidative-stress
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Guido Carpino, Daniele Pastori, Francesco Baratta, Diletta Overi, Giancarlo Labbadia, Licia Polimeni, Alessia Di Costanzo, Gaetano Pannitteri, Roberto Carnevale, Maria Del Ben, Marcello Arca, Francesco Violi, Francesco Angelico, Eugenio Gaudio
Pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is influenced by predisposing genetic variations, dysmetabolism, systemic oxidative stress, and local cellular and molecular cross-talks. Patatin-like phospholipase domain containing 3 (PNPLA3) gene I148M variant is a known determinant of NAFLD. Aims were to evaluate whether PNPLA3 I148M variant was associated with a specific histological pattern, hepatic stem/progenitor cell (HpSC) niche activation and serum oxidative stress markers. Liver biopsies were obtained from 54 NAFLD patients...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149196/easy-xeno-free-and-feeder-free-method-for-isolating-and-growing-limbal-stromal-and-epithelial-stem-cells-of-the-human-cornea
#15
Djida Ghoubay-Benallaoua, Céline de Sousa, Raphaël Martos, Gaël Latour, Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, Elisabeth Dupin, Vincent Borderie
Epithelial and stromal stem cells are required to maintain corneal transparency. The aim of the study was to develop a new method to isolate and grow both corneal stromal (SSC) and epithelial limbal (LSC) stem cells from small human limbal biopsies under culture conditions in accordance with safety requirements mandatory for clinical use in humans. Superficial limbal explants were retrieved from human donor corneo-scleral rims. Human limbal cells were dissociated by digestion with collagenase A, either after epithelial scraping or with no scraping...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147013/integrin-alpha-11-in-the-regulation-of-the-myofibroblast-phenotype-implications-for-fibrotic-diseases
#16
Ruchi Bansal, Shigeki Nakagawa, Saleh Yazdani, Joop van Baarlen, Anu Venkatesh, Anna P Koh, Won-Min Song, Nicolas Goossens, Hideo Watanabe, Mary B Beasley, Charles A Powell, Gert Storm, Naftali Kaminski, Harry van Goor, Scott L Friedman, Yujin Hoshida, Jai Prakash
Tissue fibrosis, characterized by excessive accumulation of aberrant extracellular matrix (ECM) produced by myofibroblasts, is a growing cause of mortality worldwide. Understanding the factors that induce myofibroblastic differentiation is paramount to prevent or reverse the fibrogenic process. Integrin-mediated interaction between the ECM and cytoskeleton promotes myofibroblast differentiation. In the present study, we explored the significance of integrin alpha 11 (ITGA11), the integrin alpha subunit that selectively binds to type I collagen during tissue fibrosis in the liver, lungs and kidneys...
November 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143549/negative-impact-of-hyperglycaemia-on-mouse-alveolar-development
#17
Mei-Yao He, Guang Wang, Sha-Sha Han, Ke Li, Ya Jin, Meng Liu, Zhen-Peng Si, Ju Wang, Guo-Sheng Liu, Xuesong Yang
Diabetes mellitus in pregnancy has been known to affect the embryonic development of various systems, including cardiovascular and nervous systems. However, whether this disease could have a negative impact on embryonic respiratory system remains controversial. In this study, we demonstrated that pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM)-induced defects in lung development in mice are mainly characterized by the changes in the morphological structure of the lung. Immunostaining and Western blotting showed that proliferation increased and apoptosis decreased in PGDM...
November 16, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142215/the-effects-of-artocarpin-on-wound-healing-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#18
Chung-Ju Yeh, Chin-Chuan Chen, Yann-Lii Leu, Ming-Wei Lin, Mei-Miao Chiu, Shu-Huei Wang
The skin protects the body against harmful substances and microorganisms. When the skin is damaged, wound healing must be finely regulated to restore the normal function of skin tissue. Artocarpin (ARTO), a prenylated flavonoid purified from the plant Artocarpus communis, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the wound healing potential and therapeutic mechanism of ARTO. Immunohistochemical staining of neutrophils and macrophages and mouse cytokine array analysis demonstrated that ARTO accelerates inflammatory progression and subsequently decreases persistent inflammation...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142074/stat3-controls-col1a2-enhancer-activation-cooperatively-with-junb-regulates-type-i-collagen-synthesis-post-transcriptionally-and-is-essential-for-lung-myofibroblast-differentiation
#19
Ioannis Papaioannou, Shiwen Xu, Christopher P Denton, David J Abraham, Markella Ponticos
Fibroblast differentiation is key cellular process that underlies the process of fibrosis, a deadly complication of fibrotic diseases like Scleroderma (SSc). This transition coincides with the overproduction of Collagen type I (COL1) and other extracellular matrix proteins. High level expression of the collagen type 1α2 subunit (COL1A2), requires the engagement of a far upstream enhancer, whose activation is strongly dependent on the AP1 factor JunB. We now report that STAT3 also binds the COL1A2 enhancer and is essential for RNA polymerase recruitment, without affecting JunB binding...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141899/atypical-g-protein-%C3%AE-5-promotes-cardiac-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-fibrotic-remodeling-in-response-to-multiple-cancer-chemotherapeutics
#20
Biswanath Maity, Sreemoyee Chakraborti, Arnab Pramanick, Sudipta Saha, Somnath Singha Roy, Arnab Ray Chaudhuri, Madhusudan Das, Sujoy Ghosh, Adele Stewart
The clinical use of multiple classes of cancer chemotherapeutics is limited by irreversible, dose-dependent, and sometimes life-threatening cardiotoxicity. We report here that, though distinct in their mechanisms of action, doxorubicin, paclitaxel, and 5-FU all induce rapid and robust upregulation of atypical G protein Gβ5 in the myocardium, correlating with oxidative stress, myocyte apoptosis, and the accumulation of pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic cytokines. In ventricular cardiac myocytes (VCM), Gβ5 deficiency provided substantial protection against the cytotoxic actions of chemotherapeutics, including reductions in oxidative stress and simultaneous attenuation of ROS-dependent activation of the ATM and CaMKII pro-apoptotic signaling cascades...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Research
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