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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223370/the-lim-only-protein-fhl2-is-a-negative-regulator-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression
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Jennifer Dahan, Florence Levillayer, Tian Xia, Yann Nouët, Catherine Werts, Martine Fanton d'Andon, Minou Adib-Conquy, Anne-Marie Cassard-Doulcier, Varun Khanna, Ju Chen, Thierry Tordjmann, Marie-Annick Buendia, Grégory Jouvion, Yu Wei
TGF-β1 is a master cytokine in many biological processes including tissue homeostasis, epithelial to mesenchymal transition and wound repair. Here we report that the four and a half LIM-only protein 2 (FHL2) is a critical regulator of TGF-β1 expression. Devoid of DNA-binding domain, FHL2 is a transcriptional co-factor that plays the role of co-activator or co-repressor depending on the cell and promoter contexts. We detected association of FHL2 with the TGF-β1 promoter, which showed higher activity in Fhl2(-/-) cells than WT cells in a reporter assay...
February 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217371/pathogenic-mechanisms-of-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Murli Manohar, Alok Kumar Verma, Sathisha Upparahalli Venkateshaiah, Nathan L Sanders, Anil Mishra
Pancreatitis is inflammation of pancreas and caused by a number of factors including pancreatic duct obstruction, alcoholism, and mutation in the cationic trypsinogen gene. Pancreatitis is represented as acute pancreatitis with acute inflammatory responses and; chronic pancreatitis characterized by marked stroma formation with a high number of infiltrating granulocytes (such as neutrophils, eosinophils), monocytes, macrophages and pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs). These inflammatory cells are known to play a central role in initiating and promoting inflammation including pancreatic fibrosis, i...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215843/a-pdgfr%C3%AE-mediated-switch-toward-cd9-high-adipocyte-progenitors-controls-obesity-induced-adipose-tissue-fibrosis
#3
Geneviève Marcelin, Adaliene Ferreira, Yuejun Liu, Michael Atlan, Judith Aron-Wisnewsky, Véronique Pelloux, Yair Botbol, Marc Ambrosini, Magali Fradet, Christine Rouault, Corneliu Hénégar, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Christine Poitou, Adriana Torcivia, Raphael Nail-Barthelemy, Jean-Christophe Bichet, Emmanuel L Gautier, Karine Clément
Obesity-induced white adipose tissue (WAT) fibrosis is believed to accelerate WAT dysfunction. However, the cellular origin of WAT fibrosis remains unclear. Here, we show that adipocyte platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α-positive (PDGFRα(+)) progenitors adopt a fibrogenic phenotype in obese mice prone to visceral WAT fibrosis. More specifically, a subset of PDGFRα(+) cells with high CD9 expression (CD9(high)) originates pro-fibrotic cells whereas their CD9(low) counterparts, committed to adipogenesis, are almost completely lost in the fibrotic WAT...
February 9, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204799/epalrestat-stimulated-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-fibrogenesis-in-mouse-liver
#4
Yuan Le, Liming Chen, Yue Zhang, Pengli Bu, Guoli Dai, Xingguo Cheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202235/stx12-lncrna-mir-148a-smad5-participate-in-the-regulation-of-pancreatic-stellate-cell-activation-through-a-mechanism-involving-competing-endogenous-rna
#5
Hao Wang, Yanfeng Jiang, Ming Lu, Bei Sun, Xin Qiao, Dongbo Xue, Weihui Zhang
BACKGROUND: With the deepening of research, the roles of LncRNAs play in the fibrotic process have attracted great attention. At the early stage of pancreatic fibrogenesis, to effectively regulate pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) activation is crucial for the treatment of chronic pancreatic fibrosis. METHODS: Microarray data on chronic pancreatitis were retrieved from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) repository and analyzed using bioinformatic methods. A diagram of the lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA ceRNA network was constructed...
February 1, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198439/miat-is-a-pro-fibrotic-long-non-coding-rna-governing-cardiac-fibrosis-in-post-infarct-myocardium
#6
Xuefeng Qu, Yue Du, You Shu, Ming Gao, Fei Sun, Shenjian Luo, Ti Yang, Linfeng Zhan, Yin Yuan, Wenfeng Chu, Zhenwei Pan, Zhiguo Wang, Baofeng Yang, Yanjie Lu
A long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), named myocardial infarction associated transcript (MIAT), has been documented to confer risk of myocardial infarction (MI). The aim of this study is to elucidate the pathophysiological role of MIAT in regulation of cardiac fibrosis. In a mouse model of MI, we found that MIAT was remarkably up-regulated, which was accompanied by cardiac interstitial fibrosis. MIAT up-regulation in MI was accompanied by deregulation of some fibrosis-related regulators: down-regulation of miR-24 and up-regulation of Furin and TGF-β1...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197211/therapeutic-effects-of-fermented-flax-seed-oil-on-nc-nga-mice-with-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions
#7
Joonhyoung Yang, Sangyeon Min, Seungug Hong
Background. Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Objective. This experiment aimed to study the effects of Fermented Flax Seed Oil (FFSO) on symptoms such as redness, eczema, and pruritus induced by AD. Materials and Methods. AD-induced NC/Nga mice were used to observe the immunological and therapeutic effects of FFSO on skin in vivo. Raw 264.7 cells were used to investigate the effects of FFSO in cells. Fc receptor expression and concentration of beta-hexosaminidase were measured...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193525/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-via-inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-pathway-and-induction-of-autophagy-pathway
#8
Ning Yang, Shuangsuo Dang, Juanjuan Shi, Fengping Wu, Mei Li, Xin Zhang, Yaping Li, Xiaoli Jia, Song Zhai
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) has been reported to possess the hepatoprotective effect. This study was to investigate the mechanism underlying CAPE against liver fibrosis in a liver fibrosis model induced by toxic carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in male Sprague-Dawley rats and in vitro in CAPE (5 μM, 10 μM, 15 μM) treated hepatic stellate cells (HSC-T6). We found that CAPE treatment remarkably attenuated CCl4-induced liver fibrosis by blocking the activation of HSCs as determined by the expression alternation of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, phosphorylated Smad3 (p-Smad3), collage I, α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 2, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs) 1...
February 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188823/hepatic-stellate-cell-interferes-with-nk-cell-regulation-of-fibrogenesis-via-curcumin-induced-senescence-of-hepatic-stellate-cell
#9
Huanhuan Jin, Yan Jia, Zhen Yao, Jingjing Huang, Meng Hao, Shunyu Yao, Naqi Lian, Feng Zhang, Chenxi Zhang, Xingran Chen, Mianli Bian, Jiangjuan Shao, Li Wu, Anping Chen, Shizhong Zheng
Hepatic fibrosis, a common scarring response to various forms of chronic liver injury, is a precursor to cirrhosis and liver cancer. During liver fibrosis, hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) initially activate and proliferate, which are responsible for the secretion of extracellular matrix components. However, these cells eventually senesce and are cleared by natural killer (NK) cells. Our previous researches have shown that the natural product curcumin could promote the senescence of activated HSC. In this study, we investigated how NK cells target senescent HSC and assessed the effect of this process on liver fibrosis...
February 7, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188148/analysis-of-sphingolipids-in-human-corneal-fibroblasts-from-normal-and-keratoconus-patients
#10
Hui Qi, Shrestha Priyadarsini, Sarah E Nicholas, Akhee Sarker-Nag, Jeremy Allegood, Charles E Chalfant, Nawajes A Mandal, Dimitrios Karamichos
The pathophysiology of human keratoconus (KC), a bilateral progressive corneal disease, leading to protrusion of the cornea, stromal thinning, and scarring is not well understood. In this study we investigated a novel Sphingolipid (SPL) signaling pathway through which KC may be regulated. Using human corneal fibroblasts (HCF) and human keratoconus cells (HKC) we examined the SPL pathway modulation. Both cell types were stimulated by the three TGF-β isoforms: TGF-B1 (T1), B2 (T2), and B3 (T3). All samples were analyzed using lipidomics, and real time-PCR...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177765/diosmin-attenuates-radiation-induced-hepatic-fibrosis-via-boosting-ppar-%C3%AE-expression-and-hampering-mir-17-5p-activated-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#11
Hesham Farouk Hasan, Mohamed Khairy Abdel-Rafei, Shereen Mohamed Galal
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is one of the major complications of upper right quadrant radiotherapy. MicroRNA-17-5p (miR-17-5p) is hypothesized to act as regulator of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) activation via activation of canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway. Diosmin (Dios), a citrus bioflavonoid, is known to possess potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic properties. PURPOSE: To explore molecular mechanisms underlie radiation- induced liver fibrosis and evaluate the possible influence of Dios on miR-17-5p/ Wnt/ β-catenin signaling axis during fibrogenesis provoked by irradiation (IRR) in rats...
November 21, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174963/p002-inhibition-of-axl-signaling-by-bgb324-reduces-fibrogenesis-in-human-intestinal-cells-and-human-intestinal-organoids
#12
C Steiner, E Rodansky, L A Johnson, S Huang, J Spence, P D Higgins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174953/p013-decreased-fibrogenesis-in-ch25h-knockout-mice-in-a-mouse-model-of-intestinal-fibrosis
#13
T Raselli, A Wyss, M N Gonzalez Alvarado, C Mamie, G Rogler, M Hausmann, B Misselwitz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174730/inhibitors-of-arg-gly-asp-binding-integrins-reduce-development-of-pancreatic-fibrosis-in-mice
#14
Barbara Ulmasov, Brent A Neuschwander-Tetri, Jinping Lai, Vladimir Monastyrskiy, Trisha Bhat, Matthew P Yates, Jonathan Oliva, Michael J Prinsen, Peter G Ruminski, David W Griggs
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) regulate the development of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and are activated by the cytokine transforming growth factor β (TGFB). Integrins of the αv family promote TGFB signaling in mice, probably by interacting with the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) sequence of the TGFB latency-associated peptide, which frees TGFB to bind its cellular receptors. However, little is known about the role of integrins in the development of CP. We investigated the effects of small-molecule integrin inhibitors in a mouse model of CP...
July 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171717/reversal-of-liver-cirrhosis-current-evidence-and-expectations
#15
Young Kul Jung, Hyung Joon Yim
In the past, liver cirrhosis was considered an irreversible phenomenon. However, many experimental data have provided evidence of the reversibility of liver fibrosis. Moreover, multiple clinical studies have also shown regression of fibrosis and reversal of cirrhosis on repeated biopsy samples. As various etiologies are associated with liver fibrosis via integrated signaling pathways, a comprehensive understanding of the pathobiology of hepatic fibrogenesis is critical for improving clinical outcomes. Hepatic stellate cells play a central role in hepatic fibrogenesis upon their activation from a quiescent state...
February 8, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163062/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-tll1-variant-associated-with-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-eradication-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#16
Kentaro Matsuura, Hiromi Sawai, Kazuho Ikeo, Shintaro Ogawa, Etsuko Iio, Masanori Isogawa, Noritomo Shimada, Atsumasa Komori, Hidenori Toyoda, Takashi Kumada, Tadashi Namisaki, Hitoshi Yoshiji, Naoya Sakamoto, Mina Nakagawa, Yasuhiro Asahina, Masayuki Kurosaki, Namiki Izumi, Nobuyuki Enomoto, Atsunori Kusakabe, Eiji Kajiwara, Yoshito Itoh, Tatsuya Ide, Akihiro Tamori, Misako Matsubara, Norifumi Kawada, Ken Shirabe, Eiichi Tomita, Masao Honda, Shuichi Kaneko, Sohji Nishina, Atsushi Suetsugu, Yoichi Hiasa, Hisayoshi Watanabe, Takuya Genda, Isao Sakaida, Shuhei Nishiguchi, Koichi Takaguchi, Eiji Tanaka, Junichi Sugihara, Mitsuo Shimada, Yasuteru Kondo, Yusuke Kawai, Kaname Kojima, Masao Nagasaki, Katsushi Tokunaga, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is still a risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development after eradication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with anti-viral agents. We investigated genetic factors associated with the development of HCC in patients with a sustained virologic response (SVR) to treatment for chronic HCV infection. METHODS: We obtained genomic DNA from 457 patients in Japan with a SVR to interferon-based treatment for chronic HCV infection from 2007 through 2015...
February 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159300/attenuation-of-alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate-anit-induced-biliary-fibrosis-by-depletion-of-hepatic-macrophages-in-rats
#17
Hossain M Golbar, Takeshi Izawa, Alexandra Bondoc, Kavindra K Wijesundera, Anusha H Tennakoon, Mitsuru Kuwamura, Jyoji Yamate
Biliary fibrosis is a complex process in which macrophages and myofibroblasts may play central roles. We investigated biliary fibrosis lesions induced in the Glisson's sheath in rats by alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT) administration under macrophage depletion. Hepatic macrophages were depleted in F344 rats with liposome-encapsulated clodronate (CLD) (10mL/kg body weight, i.v) followed by bile duct injury with ANIT (75mg/kg body weight, i.p) (ANIT+CLD group). Rats received empty-liposomes (Lipo) followed by ANIT, and served as control (ANIT+Lipo group)...
January 31, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157235/possible-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-in-enhanced-liver-injury-and-fibrogenesis-during-cholestasis-in-cytoglobin-deficient-mice
#18
Tuong Thi Van Thuy, Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Katsutoshi Yoshizato, Norifumi Kawada
This study clarified the role of Cygb, the fourth globin in mammals originally discovered in rat hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), in cholestatic liver disease. Bile duct ligation (BDL) augmented inflammatory reactions as revealed by increased infiltrating neutrophils, CD68(+)-macrophages, and chemokine expression in Cygb(-/-) mice. In these mice, impairment of bile canalicular indicated by the loss of CD10 expression, down-regulation of bile salt transporters, increased total bile acid, and massive apoptotic and necrotic hepatocytes occurred with the release of cytochrome c, activation of caspase 3, resulting in reduced animal survival compared to wild-type mice...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148567/critical-role-of-the-camp-pka-pathway-in-hyperglycemia-induced-epigenetic-activation-of-fibrogenic-program-in-the-kidney
#19
Dilip K Deb, Riyue Bao, Yan Chun Li
Hyperglycemia is a major pathogenic factor that promotes diabetic nephropathy, but the underlying mechanism remains incompletely understood. Here, we show that high glucose induced cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB)-binding protein (CBP)-mediated H3K9/14 hyperacetylation in approximately 5000 gene promoters in glomerular mesangial cells, including those of Tgfb1, Tgfb3, and Ctgf, the major profibrotic factors that are known to drive diabetic renal fibrogenesis. In these promoters, H3K9/14 hyperacetylation was closely associated with NF-κB or CREB motifs...
February 1, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147352/pathogenesis-of-intestinal-fibrosis-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-perspectives-for-therapeutic-implication
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REVIEW
Dominik Bettenworth, Florian Rieder
BACKGROUND: Intestinal fibrosis with stricture formation is a common feature of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and leads to a significantly impaired quality of life in affected patients, intestinal obstruction as well as to the need for surgical intervention. This constitutes a major treatment challenge. Key Messages: Fibrosis results from the response of gut tissue to the insult inflicted by chronic inflammation. Similarly to what occurs in other organs, the underlying fibrogenic mechanisms are complex and dynamic, involving multiple cell types, interrelated cellular events, and a large number of soluble factors...
2017: Digestive Diseases
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