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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432529/ginseng-derived-panaxadiol-saponins-promote-hematopoiesis-recovery-in-cyclophosphamide-induced-myelosuppressive-mice-potential-novel-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-cytopenias
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Xin Sun, Yan-Na Zhao, Song Qian, Rui-Lan Gao, Li-Ming Yin, Li-Pei Wang, Beng-Hock Chong, Su-Zhan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential efficacy of panaxadiol saponins component (PDS-C), a biologically active fraction isolated from total ginsenosides, to reverse chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression and pancytopenia caused by cyclophamide (CTX). METHODS: Mice with myelosuppression induced by CTX were treated with PDS-C at a low- (20 mg/kg), moderate- (40 mg/kg), or high-dose (80 mg/kg) for 7 consecutive days. The level of peripheral white blood cell (WBC), neutrophil (NEU) and platelet (PLT) were measured, the histopathology and colony formation were observed, the protein kinase and transcription factors in hematopoietic cells were determined by immunohistochemical staining and Western blot...
April 22, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430877/the-accessible-chromatin-landscape-during-conversion-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-to-trophoblast-by-bmp4
#2
Yajun Liu, Dewu Ding, Hongde Liu, Xiao Sun
Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) exposed to the growth factor bone morphogenic protein 4 (BMP4) in the absence of FGF2 have been used as a model to study the development of placental development. However, little is known about the cis-regulatory mechanisms underlying this important process. In this study, we used the public available chromatin accessibility data of hESC H1 cells and BMP4-induced trophoblast (TB)cell lines to identify DNase I hypersensitive sites (DHSs) in the two cell lines, as well as the transcription factor binding sites within the DHSs...
April 18, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428285/characterisation-of-gata3-expression-in-invasive-breast-cancer-differences-in-histological-subtypes-and-immunohistochemically-defined-molecular-subtypes
#3
Tang Shaoxian, Yu Baohua, Xu Xiaoli, Cheng Yufan, Tu Xiaoyu, Lu Hongfen, Bi Rui, Sun Xiangjie, Shui Ruohong, Yang Wentao
AIMS: GATA-binding protein 3 (GATA3) is a sensitive and relatively specific marker in breast and urothelial carcinomas. Its diagnostic utility in primary and metastatic breast cancers has been explored and confirmed. However, the relationship between GATA3 expression and different breast carcinoma intrinsic subtypes has not been specifically defined in the literature despite a few reports with a small number of cases. The aim of the current investigation is to clarify GATA3 expression among different histological subtypes and surrogate molecular breast carcinoma subtypes in a large series of cases...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427205/mns16a-tandem-repeat-minisatellite-of-human-telomerase-gene-functional-studies-in-colorectal-lung-and-prostate-cancer
#4
Philipp Hofer, Cornelia Zöchmeister, Christian Behm, Stefanie Brezina, Andreas Baierl, Angelina Doriguzzi, Vanita Vanas, Klaus Holzmann, Hedwig Sutterlüty-Fall, Andrea Gsur
MNS16A, a functional polymorphic tandem repeat minisatellite, is located in the promoter region of an antisense transcript of the human telomerase reverse transcriptase gene. MNS16A promoter activity depends on the variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) presenting varying numbers of transcription factor binding sites for GATA binding protein 1. Although MNS16A has been investigated in multiple cancer epidemiology studies with incongruent findings, functional data of only two VNTRs (VNTR-243 and VNTR-302) were available thus far, linking the shorter VNTR to higher promoter activity...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423734/gata3-and-trps1-are-distinct-biomarkers-and-prognostic-factors-in-breast-cancer-database-mining-for-gata-family-members-in-malignancies
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Hao-Yu Lin, De Zeng, Yuan-Ke Liang, Xiao-Long Wei, Chun-Fa Chen
GATA transcription factors are zinc finger DNA binding proteins that activate transcription during development and cell differentiation. To date, 7 members of GATA family have been reported. However, the expression patterns and the exact roles of distinct GATA family members contributing to tumorigenesis and progression of breast cancer (BC) remain to be elucidated. Here, we studied the expression of GATA transcripts in a variety of tumor types compared with the normal controls using the ONCOMINE and GOBO databases, along with their corresponding expression profiles in an array of cancer cell lines through CCLE analysis...
March 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420863/changes-of-systemic-immune-response-after-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-sabr-first-results-of-a-prospective-study-in-early-lung-cancer-patients
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Jacek Rutkowski, Tomasz Ślebioda, Zbigniew Kmieć, Renata Zaucha
INTRODUCTION    Among all lung tumors non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common. Conventional conservative treatment in medically inoperable patients with early stage NSCLC has a poor outcome. To improve treatment efficacy stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has been developed to enable the delivery of high-dose radiation to the tumor.  OBJECTIVES    This prospective study was conducted to confirm the hypothesis that a sudden death of cancer cells after SABR may lead to systemic immune response changes...
April 18, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418993/solid-papillary-breast-carcinomas-resembling-the-tall-cell-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-neoplasms-a-unique-invasive-tumor-with-indolent-behavior
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Maria P Foschini, Sofia Asioli, Susan Foreid, Gabor Cserni, Ian O Ellis, Vincenzo Eusebi, Juan Rosai
Thirteen cases of invasive solid papillary breast carcinomas resembling the tall cell variant of papillary thyroid neoplasms (BPTC) are reported here. Some cases had long-term follow-up. BPTC is a special type of primary breast neoplasm showing a triple-negative profile but low aggressive potential. Knowledge on BPTC is still scanty; therefore, the aim of the present paper was to report on the features of an additional 13 cases. All the patients were female individuals, and the mean age at presentation was 62...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416505/hematopoietic-transcription-factors-mutations-important-players-in-inherited-platelet-defects
#8
Natthapol Songdej, A Koneti Rao
Transcription factors (TF) are proteins that bind to specific DNA sequences and regulate expression of genes. The molecular and genetic mechanisms in most patients with inherited platelet defects are unknown. There is now increasing evidence that mutations in hematopoietic TFs are an important underlying cause for defects in platelet production, morphology, and function. The hematopoietic TFs implicated in patients with impaired platelet function and number include runt related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1), Fli-1 proto-oncogene, ETS transcription factor (FLI1), GATA-binding protein 1 (GATA1), growth factor independent 1B transcriptional repressor (GFI1B), ETS variant 6 (ETV6), ecotropic viral integration site 1 (EVI1), and homeobox A11 (HOXA11)...
April 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414802/neuronal-cell-fate-specification-by-the-molecular-convergence-of-different-spatio-temporal-cues-on-a-common-initiator-terminal-selector-gene
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Johannes Stratmann, Stefan Thor
The extensive genetic regulatory flows underlying specification of different neuronal subtypes are not well understood at the molecular level. The Nplp1 neuropeptide neurons in the developing Drosophila nerve cord belong to two sub-classes; Tv1 and dAp neurons, generated by two distinct progenitors. Nplp1 neurons are specified by spatial cues; the Hox homeotic network and GATA factor grn, and temporal cues; the hb -> Kr -> Pdm -> cas -> grh temporal cascade. These spatio-temporal cues combine into two distinct codes; one for Tv1 and one for dAp neurons that activate a common terminal selector feedforward cascade of col -> ap/eya -> dimm -> Nplp1...
April 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413211/vaginal-brenner-tumor-with-literature-review-does-this-tumour-originate-from-walthard-nests
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S Park, M S Cho
Vaginal Brenner tumor is extremely rare. Only five cases have been reported in the English literature to date. Here we report a vaginal Brenner tumor in a 76-year old postmenopausal woman, who presented with a 2.5cm-sized sessile vaginal polyp. Microscopically, it showed characteristic features of Brenner tumor consisting of three components; transitional islands, glands, and dense fibrous stroma. The epithelial tumor cells were positive for GATA-3, p63 and ER, but negative for PAX8. The origin of Brenner tumors in the vagina is unclear, but previous reports suggested of Müllerian origin...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410469/18%C3%AE-glycyrrhetinic-acid-the-major-bioactive-component-of-glycyrrhizae-radix-attenuates-airway-inflammation-by-modulating-th2-cytokines-gata-3-stat6-and-foxp3-transcription-factors-in-an-asthmatic-mouse-model
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Seung-Hyung Kim, Jung-Hee Hong, Ji-Eun Lee, Young-Cheol Lee
18β-Glycyrrhetinic acid (18Gly), the major bioactive component of Glycyrrhizae Radix, possesses anti-ulcerative, anti-inflammatory, and other pharmacological properties. Although 18Gly is associated with immunoregulatory functions of allergic diseases, the pathophysiological mechanisms of 18Gly action in allergic inflammatory lung disease have not been examined. Moreover, there are no in vivo studies on the anti-asthmatic effects of 18Gly in allergic asthma. We investigated its effect and mechanism of action in airway inflammation in a BALB/c mouse model of allergic asthma...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409329/purification-of-leukemic-blast-cells-from-blood-smears-using-laser-microdissection
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Hidemasa Matsuo, Shuichi Shiga, Tsuyoshi Imai, Yasuhiko Kamikubo, Tsutomu Toki, Kiminori Terui, Etsuro Ito, Souichi Adachi
In treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), prognostic factors, including gene mutation and abnormal gene expression, enable risk stratification of patients. However, in the case of a small proportion of leukemic blast cells, such as AML associated with Down syndrome (AML-DS), it is not possible to examine prognostic factors precisely due to the large proportion of normal cells. Here, we present a novel method for examining prognostic factors by making a smear on a membrane slide glass from a small amount of diagnostic specimen and collecting highly pure leukemic blast cells by laser microdissection (LMD)...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404913/a-novel-role-of-ckip-1-in-promoting-megakaryocytic-differentiation
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Jiao Fan, Yiwu Wang, Yuan Shen, Qingyan Liu, Rong Gao, Ya Qiu, Chanjuan Wang, Lingqiang Zhang
Casein kinase 2-interacting protein-1 (CKIP-1) is a known regulator of cardiomyocytes and macrophage proliferation. In this study, we showed that CKIP-1 was involved in the process of megakaryocytic differentiation. During megakaryocytic differentiation of K562 cells, CKIP-1 was dramatically upregulated and this upregulation induced by PMA was mediated through downregulation of transcription factor GATA-1. By transient transfection, oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays, we identified the transcriptional regulation of CKIP-1 by GATA-1...
February 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402853/structure-of-nascent-chromatin-is-essential-for-hematopoietic-lineage-specification
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Svetlana Petruk, Samanta A Mariani, Marco De Dominici, Patrizia Porazzi, Valentina Minieri, Jingli Cai, Lorraine Iacovitti, Neal Flomenberg, Bruno Calabretta, Alexander Mazo
The role of chromatin structure in lineage commitment of multipotent hematopoietic progenitors (HPCs) is presently unclear. We show here that CD34(+) HPCs possess a post-replicative chromatin globally devoid of the repressive histone mark H3K27me3. This H3K27-unmodified chromatin is required for recruitment of lineage-determining transcription factors (TFs) C/EBPα, PU.1, and GATA-1 to DNA just after DNA replication upon cytokine-induced myeloid or erythroid commitment. Blocking DNA replication or increasing H3K27me3 levels prevents recruitment of these TFs to DNA and suppresses cytokine-induced erythroid or myeloid differentiation...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401852/t-helper-type-1-t-helper-type-2-shift-and-nasal-remodeling-after-fine-particulate-matter-exposure-in-a-rat-model-of-allergic-rhinitis
#15
Zhi-Qiang Guo, Wei-Yang Dong, Jian Xu, Zhi-Cong Hong, Ren-Wu Zhao, Cong-Rui Deng, Guo-Shun Zhuang, Ru-Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Exposure to fine particulate matter (particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 mg [PM2.5]) increases therisk of allergic rhinitis (AR), but the underlying mechanisms remains unclear. Thus, we investigated the roles of T-helper (Th)1-Th2 cytokines and nasal remodeling after ambient PM2.5 exposure in a rat model of AR. METHODS: Female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into six groups: a negative control group, a group of healthy rats exposed to 3000 mg/m3 PM2...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396518/rapamycin-efficiently-promotes-cardiac-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#16
Qin Lu, Zhuqing Jia, Yang Wang, Weiping Wang, Zhe Yang, Tao Li, Yuyao Tian, Ping Chen, Kangtao Ma, Yinan Liu, Chunyan Zhou
To investigate the effects of the rapamycin on cardiac differentiation, murine ESCs was induced to cardiomyocytes by 10(-4) M ascorbic acid (AA), 20 nM rapamycin alone or 0.1‰ solvent dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). We found that rapamycin alone was insufficient to initiate cardiomyogenesis. Then the ESCs was treated with AA and rapamycin (20 nM) or AA and DMSO (0.1‰) as a control. Compared with control, mESCs treated with rapamycin (20 nM) and AA yielded a significantly higher percentage of cardiomyocytes, as confirmed by percentage of beating EBs, the immunofluorescence and FACS analysis...
April 10, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394898/prognostic-and-clinicopathological-value-of-gata-binding-protein-3-in-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Yawen Guo, Pan Yu, Zeming Liu, Yusufu Maimaiti, Chen Chen, Yunke Zhang, Xingjie Yin, Shan Wang, Chunping Liu, Tao Huang
The potential prognostic value of GATA binding protein 3 (GATA3) in breast cancer has recently increased, although the evidence is inconclusive. This meta-analysis of 10 articles involving 5,080 breast cancer patients explored the prognostic and clinicopathological value of GATA3 in breast cancer. Time to tumor progression (TTP) and overall survival (OS) were primary endpoints. Pooled hazard ratio (HR), pooled risk ratio (RR), and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated to evaluate the association between GATA3, prognosis, and clinicopathological parameters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393380/th1-and-th17-polarized-immune-infiltrates-in-eosinophilic-fasciitis-a-potential-marker-for-histopathologic-distinction-from-morphea
#18
Andrea Primiani Moy, Elena Maryamchik, Olga V Nikolskaia, Rosalynn M Nazarian
Morphea (localized scleroderma) and eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) are rare fibrosing disorders which may present a diagnostic challenge. While histopathologic features are often distinct, in some cases there may be overlap. T-cells contribute to etiopathogenesis of both autoimmune conditions. We sought to determine whether T-cell immune polarization enables histopathologic distinction. We retrospectively examined clinicopathologically confirmed cases of morphea (n = 12) and EF (n = 8) using immunohistochemistry for CD3, CD8, and dual staining for CD4 with T-bet, GATA-3, STAT-3, or BNC-2 (transcription factors reported to be specific and mutually exclusive for Th1, Th2, Th17 and Th22 cells, respectively) to characterize the T-cell infiltrate...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393293/gata4-regulates-osteoblastic-differentiation-and-bone-remodeling-via-p38-mediated-signaling
#19
Tingting Zhou, Shuyu Guo, Yuxin Zhang, Yajuan Weng, Lin Wang, Junqing Ma
Osteoblasts play a major role in bone remodeling and are regulated by transcription factors. GATA4, a zinc finger transcription factor from the GATA family, has an unclear role in osteoblast differentiation. In this study, the role of GATA4 in osteoblast differentiation was studied both in vitro and in vivo by GATA4 knockdown. GATA4 expression increased during osteoblast differentiation. GATA4 knockdown in osteoblast precursor cells reduced alkaline phosphatase activity and decreased the formation of calcified nodule in an osteogenic-induced cell culture system...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392331/maternal-phthalate-exposure-promotes-allergic-airway-inflammation-over-two-generations-via-epigenetic-modifications
#20
Susanne Jahreis, Saskia Trump, Mario Bauer, Tobias Bauer, Loreen Thürmann, Ralph Feltens, Qi Wang, Lei Gu, Konrad Grützmann, Stefan Röder, Marco Averbeck, Dieter Weichenhan, Christoph Plass, Ulrich Sack, Michael Borte, Virginie Dubourg, Gerrit Schüürmann, Jan C Simon, Martin von Bergen, Jörg Hackermüller, Roland Eils, Irina Lehmann, Tobias Polte
BACKGROUND: Prenatal and early postnatal exposures to environmental factors are considered responsible for the increasing prevalence of allergic diseases. Although there is some evidence for allergy-promoting effects in children due to exposure to plasticizers like phthalates, findings of previous studies are inconsistent and lack mechanistic information. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of maternal phthalate exposure on asthma development in the subsequent generations and their underlying mechanisms including epigenetic alterations...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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