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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907035/exendin-4-inhibits-hepatic-lipogenesis-by-increasing-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Mi Hae Seo, Jinmi Lee, Seok-Woo Hong, Eun-Jung Rhee, Se Eun Park, Cheol Young Park, Ki Won Oh, Sung Woo Park, Won-Young Lee
The aim of this study is to investigate whether the beneficial effect of exendin-4 on hepatic steatosis is mediated by β-catenin signaling. After the HepG2 human hepatoma cells were treated with PA for 24 hours, total triglycerides levels were increased in a dose-dependent manner, and the expression levels of perilipin family members were upregulated in cells treated with 400 μM PA. For our in vitro model of hepatic steatosis, HepG2 cells were treated with 400 μM palmitic acid (PA) in the presence or absence of 100 nM exendin-4 for 24 hours...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905026/native-matrix-based-human-lung-alveolar-tissue-model-in-vitro-studies-of-the-reparatory-actions-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#2
Ieva Bruzauskaite, Jovile Raudoniute, Jaroslav Denkovskij, Edvardas Bagdonas, Sandra Meidute-Abaraviciene, Vaida Simonyte, Daiva Bironaite, Almantas Siaurys, Eiva Bernotiene, Ruta Aldonyte
Studies of lung diseases in vitro often rely on flat, plastic-based monocultures, due to short lifespan of primary cells, complicated anatomy, lack of explants, etc. We hereby present a native 3D model with cues for repopulating epithelial cells. Abilities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to modulate bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and cigarette smoke-induced injury to pulmonary epithelium were tested in our model. Post-mortem human lung tissue was sliced, cut and decellularized. Resulting matrix pads were reseeded with pulmonary epithelium (A549 line)...
December 1, 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904475/transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-a-cytokine-with-regenerative-functions
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REVIEW
Wale Sulaiman, Doan H Nguyen
We review the biology and role of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) in peripheral nerve injury and regeneration, as it relates to injuries to large nerve trunks (i.e., sciatic nerve, brachial plexus), which often leads to suboptimal functional recovery. Experimental studies have suggested that the reason for the lack of functional recovery resides in the lack of sufficient mature axons reaching their targets, which is a result of the loss of the growth-supportive environment provided by the Schwann cells in the distal stump of injured nerves...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903449/sex-differences-in-the-estrogen-dependent-regulation-of-temporomandibular-joint-remodeling-in-altered-loading
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Jennifer L Robinson, Katelyn Cass, Ross Aronson, Thomas Choi, Manshan Xu, Ryan Buttenbaum, Hicham Drissi, Helen H Lu, Jing Chen, Sunil Wadhwa
OBJECTIVE: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) diseases predominantly afflict women, suggesting a role of estrogen in the disease etiology. Previously, we determined that decreased occlusal loading (DOL) inhibited collagen type II (Col2) expression in the mandibular condylar cartilage (MCC) of female wild-type (WT) mice whereas no change was observed in males. This decrease in chondrogenesis was abolished by estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) deficiency in females. Therefore, the goal of this study was to examine the role of estradiol - ERβ signaling in mediating DOL effects in male mice to further decipher sex differences...
November 26, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900263/islet-chrebp-%C3%AE-is-increased-in-diabetes-and-controls-chrebp-%C3%AE-and-glucose-induced-gene-expression-via-a-negative-feedback-loop
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Gu Jing, Junqin Chen, Guanlan Xu, Anath Shalev
OBJECTIVE: Carbohydrate-response element-binding protein (ChREBP) is the major transcription factor conferring glucose-induced gene expression in pancreatic islets, liver and adipose tissue. Recently, a novel ChREBP isoform, ChREBP-β, was identified in adipose tissue and found to be also expressed in islets and involved in glucose-induced beta cell proliferation. However, the physiological function of this less abundant β-isoform in the islet, and in diabetes, is largely unknown. The aims of the present study, therefore, were to determine how diabetes affects ChREBP-β and elucidate its physiological role in pancreatic beta cells...
December 2016: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899953/repurposing-drugs-in-oncology-redo-propranolol-as-an-anti-cancer-agent
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Pan Pantziarka, Gauthier Bouche, Vidula Sukhatme, Lydie Meheus, Ilse Rooman, Vikas P Sukhatme
Propranolol (PRO) is a well-known and widely used non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist (beta-blocker), with a range of actions which are of interest in an oncological context. PRO displays effects on cellular proliferation and invasion, on the immune system, on the angiogenic cascade, and on tumour cell sensitivity to existing treatments. Both pre-clinical and clinical evidence of these effects, in multiple cancer types, is assessed and summarised and relevant mechanisms of action outlined. In particular there is evidence that PRO is effective at multiple points in the metastatic cascade, particularly in the context of the post-surgical wound response...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895310/tgf%C3%AE-1-overexpression-is-associated-with-improved-survival-and-low-tumor-cell-proliferation-in-patients-with-early-stage-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Evan S Glazer, Eric Welsh, Jose M Pimiento, Jamie K Teer, Mokenge P Malafa
The role of transforming growth factor beta-type-1 (TGFβ1) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) progression is stage-dependent. We hypothesized that TGFβ1 expression is associated with survival and proliferation markers in patients with early-stage PDAC. We acquired clinicopathologic, treatment, and mRNA expression data from The Cancer Genome Atlas data set for 106 patients identified with stage I/II PDAC who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy. Patients were categorized as high expression when mRNA expression was ≥75th percentile for each gene...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894404/streptozotocin-induces-neurite-outgrowth-via-pi3k-akt-and-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-in-neuro2a-cells
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T Nishimoto, R Kimura, A Matsumoto, H Sugimoto
Streptozotocin (STZ), a naturally occurring chemical, is toxic to the various kinds of cells such as insulin-producing beta cells. However, the beneficial effect of STZ on neuronal cells such as neurite outgrowth-inducing activity has been unknown. In this study, we examined the effect of STZ on neurite outgrowth in mouse neuronal Neuro2a cells. STZ (0.01 mM~5 mM) exerted remarkable neurite outgrowth-inducing activity in Neuro2a cells in a concentration dependent manner. STZ also had the same neurite outgrowth-inducing activity as that of retinoic acid (RA), which is well known neurite outgrowth inducer...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888098/identification-of-novel-peptide-motifs-in-the-serpin-maspin-that-affect-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-function
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S E Jenkinson, L J Brown, J Ombor, J A Milburn, T Smulders-Srinivasan, S Veuger, D R Edwards, R Bass
Maspin is a non-inhibitory member of the serpin family that affects cell behaviours related to migration and survival. We have previously shown that peptides of the isolated G α-helix (G-helix) domain of maspin show bioactivity. Migration, invasion, adhesion and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) are important processes that contribute to the build-up of atherosclerotic plaques. Here we report the use of functional assays of these behaviours to investigate whether other maspin-derived peptides impact directly on VSMC; focusing on potential anti-atherogenic properties...
November 23, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884943/recombinant-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-type-a-stimulate-antitumoral-cytokines
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Reza Agheli, Bijan Emkanian, Raheleh Halabian, Jalil Fallah Mehrabadi, Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi
BACKGROUND: About 20 different types of staphylococcal enterotoxins are produced by Staphylococcus aureus, in which type A is more common in food poisoning syndrome. Also staphylococcal enterotoxin A superantigen is a potent inducer of cytotoxic T lymphocyte activity and cytokine production and could stimulate T cells containing T-cell receptor beta chain domains when binding to major histocompatibility complex class II molecules. Hence, it is an important reagent in cancer immunotherapy...
November 23, 2016: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880821/inhibition-of-the-tgf%C3%AE-pathway-enhances-retinal-regeneration-in-adult-zebrafish
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Christoph Tappeiner, Ellinor Maurer, Pauline Sallin, Thomas Bise, Volker Enzmann, Markus Tschopp
In contrast to the mammalian retina, the zebrafish retina exhibits the potential for lifelong retinal neurogenesis and regeneration even after severe damage. Previous studies have shown that the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) signaling pathway is activated during the regeneration of different tissues in the zebrafish and is needed for regeneration in the heart and the fin. In this study, we have investigated the role of the TGFβ pathway in the N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced chemical model of rod photoreceptor de- and regeneration in adult zebrafish...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878101/regulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-by-herpesviruses
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REVIEW
Kevin J Zwezdaryk, Joseph A Combs, Cindy A Morris, Deborah E Sullivan
The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is instrumental in successful differentiation and proliferation of mammalian cells. It is therefore not surprising that the herpesvirus family has developed mechanisms to interact with and manipulate this pathway. Successful coexistence with the host requires that herpesviruses establish a lifelong infection that includes periods of latency and reactivation or persistence. Many herpesviruses establish latency in progenitor cells and viral reactivation is linked to host-cell proliferation and differentiation status...
November 12, 2016: World Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875990/inverse-relationship-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-cancer-and-other-factors-contributing-to-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review
#13
Ovais Shafi
BACKGROUND: The AD etiology is yet not properly known. Interactions among environmental factors, multiple susceptibility genes and aging, contribute to AD. This study investigates the factors that play role in causing AD and how changes in cellular pathways contribute to AD. METHODS: PUBMED database, MEDLINE database and Google Scholar were searched with no date restrictions for published articles involving cellular pathways with roles in cancers, cell survival, growth, proliferation, development, aging, and also contributing to Alzheimer's disease...
November 22, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874076/oligofructose-as-an-adjunct-in-treatment-of-diabetes-in-nod-mice
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Clement Chan, Colin M Hyslop, Vipul Shrivastava, Andrea Ochoa, Raylene A Reimer, Carol Huang
In type 1 diabetes, restoration of normoglycemia can be achieved if the autoimmune attack on beta cells ceases and insulin requirement is met by the residual beta cells. We hypothesize that an adjunctive therapy that reduces insulin demand by increasing insulin sensitivity will improve the efficacy of an immunotherapy in reversing diabetes. We tested the gut microbiota-modulating prebiotic, oligofructose (OFS), as the adjunctive therapy. We treated non-obese diabetic mice with an immunotherapy, monoclonal anti-CD3 antibody (aCD3), with or without concurrent dietary supplement of OFS...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871783/human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-suppress-alloantigen-induced-immunity-by-stimulating-t-cells-to-release-transforming-growth-factor-beta
#15
Kyu Hwan Kwack, Jung Min Lee, Sang Hyuk Park, Hyeon Woo Lee
INTRODUCTION: Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) are ideal candidates for regenerating damaged dental tissue. To examine the possibility that hDPSCs may be used to regenerate pulp, we tested their in vitro effects on acute allogeneic immune responses. METHODS: A peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) proliferation assay and immunoglobulin (Ig) production assay were performed to evaluate the immunosuppressive properties of hDPSCs. RESULTS: The mixed lymphocyte reaction was suppressed by incubation with hDPSCs...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871300/pi3-kinase-pathway-regulated-mirnome-in-glioblastoma-identification-of-mir-326-as-a-tumour-suppressor-mirna
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Zahid Nawaz, Vikas Patil, Yashna Paul, Alangar S Hegde, Arimappamagan Arivazhagan, Vani Santosh, Kumaravel Somasundaram
BACKGROUND: Glioblastomas (GBM) continue to remain one of the most dreaded tumours that are highly infiltrative in nature and easily preclude comprehensive surgical resection. GBMs pose an intricate etiology as they are being associated with a plethora of genetic and epigenetic lesions. Misregulation of the PI3 kinase pathway is one of the most familiar events in GBM. While the PI3 kinase signalling regulated pathways and genes have been comprehensively studied, its impact on the miRNome is yet to be explored...
November 21, 2016: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871173/stat3-potentiates-siah-1-mediated-proteasomal-degradation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-in-human-embryonic-kidney-cells
#17
Minkyung Shin, Eun Hee Yi, Byung-Hak Kim, Jae-Cheon Shin, Jung Youl Park, Chung-Hyun Cho, Jong-Wan Park, Kang-Yell Choi, Sang-Kyu Ye
The β-catenin functions as an adhesion molecule and a component of the Wnt signaling pathway. In the absence of the Wnt ligand, β-catenin is constantly phosphorylated, which designates it for degradation by the APC complex. This process is one of the key regulatory mechanisms of β-catenin. The level of β-catenin is also controlled by the E3 ubiquitin protein ligase SIAH-1 via a phosphorylation-independent degradation pathway. Similar to β-catenin, STAT3 is responsible for various cellular processes, such as survival, proliferation, and differentiation...
November 30, 2016: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870141/periodontal-tissue-engineering-by-nano-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-scaffold-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-in-one-wall-infrabony-defects-of-dogs
#18
K Ogawa, H Miyaji, A Kato, Y Kosen, T Momose, T Yoshida, E Nishida, S Miyata, S Murakami, H Takita, B Fugetsu, T Sugaya, M Kawanami
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Nanoparticle bioceramics are being investigated for biomedical applications. We fabricated a regenerative scaffold comprising type I collagen and beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) nanoparticles. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is a bioeffective signaling molecule that stimulates cell proliferation and wound healing. This study examined the effects, on bioactivity, of a nano-β-TCP/collagen scaffold loaded with FGF-2, particularly on periodontal tissue wound healing...
December 2016: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863384/a-novel-highly-potent-trivalent-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-trap-inhibits-early-stage-tumorigenesis-and-tumor-cell-invasion-in-murine-pten-deficient-prostate-glands
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Tai Qin, Lindsey Barron, Lu Xia, Haojie Huang, Maria M Villarreal, John Zwaagstra, Cathy Collins, Junhua Yang, Christian Zwieb, Ravindra Kodali, Cynthia S Hinck, Sun Kyung Kim, Robert L Reddick, Chang Shu, Maureen D O'Connor-McCourt, Andrew P Hinck, Lu-Zhe Sun
The effects of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) signaling on prostate tumorigenesis has been shown to be strongly dependent on the stage of development, with TGF-β functioning as a tumor suppressor in early stages of disease and as a promoter in later stages. To study in further detail the paradoxical tumor-suppressive and tumor-promoting roles of the TGF-β pathway, we investigated the effect of systemic treatment with a TGF-β inhibitor on early stages of prostate tumorigenesis. To ensure effective inhibition, we developed and employed a novel trivalent TGF-β receptor trap, RER, comprised of domains derived from the TGF-β type II and type III receptors...
November 14, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861641/pdcd2l-promotes-palmitate-induced-pancreatic-beta-cell-apoptosis-as-a-foxo1-target-gene
#20
Ye Yin, Wei Yong, Jiani Yu, Xu Zhang, Haiyan Lin, Yunxia Zhu, Xiao Han
Transcription factor FoxO1 is a key regulator of the insulin-signaling pathway, and is reported to play important roles in pancreatic β cell differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis and stress resistance. The multifunctional nature of FoxO1 is due to its regulation of various downstream targets. Previous studies in our lab identified potential FoxO1 target genes using the ChIP-DSL technique and one of those genes, Pdcd2l, was selected for further study. We found that the expression of Pdcd2l was increased with palmitate treatment; the luciferase assay result revealed that enhanced Pdcd2l promoter activity was responsible for the elevation of Pdcd2l expression...
2016: PloS One
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