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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630119/gata2-haploinsufficiency-accelerates-evi1-driven-leukemogenesis
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Saori Katayama, Mikiko Suzuki, Ayaka Yamaoka, Nadine Keleku-Lukwete, Fumiki Katsuoka, Akihito Otsuki, Shigeo Kure, James Douglas Engel, Masayuki Yamamoto
Chromosomal rearrangements between 3q21 and 3q26 induce inappropriate EVI1 expression by recruiting a GATA2-distal hematopoietic enhancer (G2DHE) to the proximity of the EVI1 gene, leading to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The acquisition of G2DHE by the EVI1 gene reciprocally deprives this enhancer of one of the two GATA2 alleles, resulting in a loss of function genetic reduction in GATA2 abundance. As GATA2 haploinsufficiency is strongly associated with MDS and AML, here we asked whether EVI1 misexpression and GATA2 haploinsufficiency both contributed to the observed leukemogenesis by using a 3q21q26 mouse model that recapitulates the G2DHE-driven EVI1 misexpression but in this case coupled to a Gata2 heterozygous germ-line deletion...
June 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629522/erythropoietin-stem-cell-factor-and-cancer-cell-migration
#2
Maria J Vazquez-Mellado, Victor Monjaras-Embriz, Leticia Rocha-Zavaleta
Cell migration of normal cells is tightly regulated. However, tumor cells are exposed to a modified microenvironment that promotes cell migration. Invasive migration of tumor cells is stimulated by receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and is regulated by growth factors. Erythropoietin (Epo) is a glycoprotein hormone that regulates erythropoiesis and is also known to be a potent chemotactic agent that induces cell migration by binding to its receptor (EpoR). Expression of EpoR has been documented in tumor cells, and the potential of Epo to induce cell migration has been explored...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627603/role-of-stem-cell-factor-in-the-regulation-of-icc-proliferation-and-detrusor-contraction-in-rats-with-an-underactive-bladder
#3
Jianli Feng, Jin Gao, Shan Zhou, Yuanfeng Liu, Yu Zhong, Yong Shu, Ming Sen Meng, Jiaqiang Yan, Danning Sun, Qiang Fang, Daodong Sun
Stem cell factor (SCF) is critical in regulating the proliferation, differentiation and function of the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), which are closely associated with smooth muscle dysfunction. The present study aimed to examine the effect of SCF on ICC proliferation and detrusor contraction in rats with an underactive bladder. Sprague‑Dawley rats were divided into four groups comprising control, control+SCF, detrusor underactivity (DU), and DU+SCF groups. The ICC count was determined using immunofluorescence; serum levels of SCF were determined using an enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assay; mRNA and protein levels of c‑kit and SCF in tissues were assessed using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analyses, respectively...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627370/chasing-c-kit-through-the-heart-taking-a-broader-view
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Natalie A Gude, Mark A Sussman
Stem cell mediated cardiac repair is an exciting and controversial area of cardiovascular research that holds the potential to produce novel, revolutionary therapies for the treatment of heart disease. Extensive investigation to define cell types contributing to cardiac formation, homeostasis and regeneration has produced several candidates, including adult cardiac c-Kit+ expressing stem and progenitor cells that have even been employed in a Phase I clinical trial demonstrating safety and feasibility of this therapeutic approach...
June 13, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626608/c-kit-modifies-the-inflammatory-status-of-smooth-muscle-cells
#5
Lei Song, Laisel Martinez, Zachary M Zigmond, Diana R Hernandez, Roberta M Lassance-Soares, Guillermo Selman, Roberto I Vazquez-Padron
BACKGROUND: c-Kit is a receptor tyrosine kinase present in multiple cell types, including vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). However, little is known about how c-Kit influences SMC biology and vascular pathogenesis. METHODS: High-throughput microarray assays and in silico pathway analysis were used to identify differentially expressed genes between primary c-Kit deficient (Kit(W/W-v)) and control (Kit(+/+)) SMC. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR and functional assays further confirmed the differences in gene expression and pro-inflammatory pathway regulation between both SMC populations...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622526/extragastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-of-the-lesser-omentum-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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I E Katsoulis, A Tzortzopoulou, P Tziakou, N Arnogiannaki, I Kostoglou-Athanassiou, G Lypas, I G Karaitianos
INTRODUCTION: Extragastrointestinal stromal tumours (EGISTs) are very uncommon compared to their gastrointestinal counterparts. Most of them originate from the intestinal mesentery and the omentum. CASE REPORT: A 70 year-old Caucasian woman presented with a bulky abdominal mass which on laparotomy was found to originate from the lesser omentum and was completely resected. Histological examination revealed spindle cells with severe pleomorphism and high mitotic activity...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615132/identification-of-a-secondary-mutation-in-the-kit-kinase-domain-correlated-with-imatinib-resistance-in-a-canine-mast-cell-tumor
#7
Yuko Nakano, Masato Kobayashi, Makoto Bonkobara, Masamine Takanosu
Imatinib-resistance is a major therapeutic problem in human chronic myeloid leukemia, human gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and canine mast cell tumors. In the present study, we identified the secondary mutation c.2006C>T in c-KIT exon 14 in a mast cell tumor obtained from a dog carrying c.1663-1671del in exon 11 and showing resistance to imatinib. The mutation in exon 14 resulted in substitution of threonine with isoleucine at position 669, which was located at the center of the ATP binding site as a gatekeeper and played an important role in binding to imatinib...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615039/interleukin-21-promotes-thymopoiesis-recovery-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#8
Aurélie Tormo, Fatemeh Khodayarian, Yun Cui, Edouard Al-Chami, Reem Kanjarawi, Beatriz Noé, Huijie Wang, Moutih Rafei
BACKGROUND: Impaired T cell reconstitution remains a major deterrent in the field of bone marrow (BM) transplantation (BMT) due to pre-conditioning-induced damages inflicted to the thymi of recipient hosts. Given the previously reported thymo-stimulatory property of interleukin (IL)-21, we reasoned that its use post-BMT could have a profound effect on de novo T cell development. METHODS: To evaluate the effect of IL-21 on de novo T cell development in vivo, BM derived from RAG2p-GFP mice was transplanted into LP/J mice...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604067/resveratrol-improves-cell-cycle-arrest-in-chronic-prostatitis-rats-by-c-kit-scf-suppression
#9
Yi He, Huizhi Zeng, Yang Yu, Jiashu Zhang, Xiaona Zeng, Fengtao Gong, Qi Liu, Bo Yang
Chronic prostatitis (CP) with complex pathogenesis is difficult for treatment. c-kit has been associated with the control of cell proliferation of prostate cells. This study aims to evaluate the role of resveratrol, an activator of Sirt1, in regulating the expression of c-kit in CP and investigate the consequent effects on cell cycle. Rat model of CP was established through subcutaneous injections of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine and subsequently treated with resveratrol. Hematoxylin and eosin staining was performed to identify the histopathological changes in prostates...
June 12, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597334/jak-stat-signaling-regulation-of-chicken-embryonic-stem-cell-differentiation-into-male-germ-cells
#10
Yu Zhang, Lei Zhang, Qisheng Zuo, Yinjie Wang, Yani Zhang, Qi Xu, Bichun Li, Guohong Chen
The Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) signaling is crucial in chicken germ stem cell differentiation, but its role in the regulation of germ cell differentiation is unknown. To address this, cucurbitacin I or interleukin 6 was used to inhibit or activate JAK-STAT signaling during embryonic stem cells (ESCs) differentiation. The expression of downstream JAK-STAT signaling molecules was assessed by Western blotting and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
June 8, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592719/effects-of-toceranib-phosphate-palladia-monotherapy-on-multidrug-resistant-lymphoma-in-dogs
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Hiroki Yamazaki, Naoki Miura, Yu-Chang Lai, Masashi Takahashi, Yuko Goto-Koshino, Momoi Yasuyuki, Munekazu Nakaichi, Hajime Tsujimoto, Asuka Setoguchi, Yasuyuki Endo
We examined whether multidrug resistant (MDR) canine lymphoma increases gene expression for platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRα), vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2), and c-KIT, and whether toceranib phosphate (TOC) has potential as a treatment for MDR canine lymphoma. The clinical data showed that PDGFRα expression was higher in canine subjects with MDR T-cell lymphoma than in those with untreated T-cell lymphoma, and that c-KIT expression was greater in subjects with T-cell lymphoma than in those with B-cell lymphoma...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584517/a-rare-case-of-mesenteric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-as-acute-abdomen
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Anant Sadanand Ramani, Guruprasad Huske, Francisco P Noronha
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are rare tumours arising from mesenchyme of gastrointestinal tract and overexpress C-kit protein. Mainly seen in stomach and small bowel. Mesenteric GIST are rarely reported as they constitute less than 1% of total GIST. We here report such a rare case of GIST arising from mesentery of small bowel and presenting as acute abdomen. Good surgical clearance ensures good survival whereas incomplete resection results in a high incidence of recurrences with distant metastasis...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583208/mir199a-3p-regulates-p53-by-targeting-cables1-in-mouse-cardiac-c-kit-cells-to-promote-proliferation-and-inhibit-apoptosis-through-a-negative-feedback-loop
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Jingjin Liu, Yongshun Wang, Jinjin Cui, Meng Sun, Zhongyue Pu, Chao Wang, Wenjuan Du, Xinxin Liu, Jian Wu, Jingbo Hou, Shuo Zhang, Bo Yu
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as crucial factors that regulate proliferation and apoptosis of cardiac c-kit(+) cells. Although much is known about their role in maintaining cardiac c-kit(+) cell pluripotency, the mechanisms by which they affect cell fate decisions that are an essential part of the repair of heart failure remain poorly understood. METHODS: Cardiac c-kit(+) cells were obtained from Balb/c mice and cultured in vitro. Lentiviral vectors of miR199a-3p, its corresponding anti-miRNA, or short hairpin RNA against Cables1 were transfected into cells...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577248/pathological-findings-of-the-antral-and-pyloric-smooth-muscle-in-patients-with-gastroparesis-like-syndrome-compared-to-gastroparesis-similarities-and-differences
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Mohammad Bashashati, Sharareh Moraveji, Alireza Torabi, Irene Sarosiek, Brian R Davis, Jesus Diaz, Richard W McCallum
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis (GP)-like syndrome presents with the symptoms of GP but without delayed gastric emptying (GE). Whether GP-like syndrome is part of a spectrum of GP is not clear. This study aimed to compare the histopathological features of antral and pyloric smooth muscle tissue in GP and GP-like syndrome. METHODS: Full-thickness antral and/or pyloric biopsies were obtained from 37 GP and 18 GP-like syndrome patients who underwent abdominal surgery to place a gastric electrical stimulator or jejunal feeding tube and/or pyloroplasty...
June 2, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573188/a-hyper-crosslinked-carbohydrate-polymer-scaffold-facilitates-lineage-commitment-and-maintains-a-reserve-pool-of-proliferating-cardiovascular-progenitors
#15
Jonathan M Baio, Ryan C Walden, Tania I Fuentes, Charles C Lee, Nahidh W Hasaniya, Leonard L Bailey, Mary K Kearns-Jonker
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular progenitor cells (CPCs) have been cultured on various scaffolds to resolve the challenge of cell retention after transplantation and to improve functional outcome after cell-based cardiac therapy. Previous studies have reported successful culture of fully differentiated cardiomyocytes on scaffolds of various types, and ongoing efforts are focused on optimizing the mix of cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells as well as on the identification of a source of progenitors capable of reversing cardiovascular damage...
May 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573141/c-kit-positive-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-the-growth-and-angiogenesis-of-breast-cancer
#16
Wenjie Li, Haiqian Xu, Cheng Qian
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) improve the regenerative ability and retention of fat grafts for breast reconstruction in cancer patients following mastectomy. However, ASCs have also been shown to promote breast cancer cell growth and metastasis. For the safety of ASC application, we aimed to identify specific markers for the subpopulation of ASCs that enhance the growth of breast cancer. METHODS: ASCs and bone marrow-derived vascular endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were isolated from Balb/c mice...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572686/use-of-patterned-collagen-coated-slides-to-study-normal-and-scleroderma-lung-fibroblast-migration
#17
Bahja Ahmed Abdi, Henry Lopez, Sarah Karrar, Elisabetta Renzoni, Athol Wells, Angela Tam, Oseme Etomi, J Justin Hsuan, George R Martin, Xu Shiwen, Christopher P Denton, David Abraham, Richard Stratton
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a spreading fibrotic disease affecting the skin and internal organs. We aimed to model pathogenic fibroblast migration in SSc in order to identify enhancing factors, measure the effect of migrating cells on underlying extracellular matrix (ECM) and test possible therapeutic inhibitors. Novel patterned collagen substrates were used to investigate alignment and migration of skin and lung fibroblasts from SSc patients and healthy controls. Normal lung but not skin fibroblasts consistently elongated and aligned with underlying collagen and migrated dependent on PDGF or serum...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559973/research-on-the-traditional-chinese-medicine-treating-gastrointestinal-motility-in-diabetic-rats-by-improving-biomechanical-remodeling-and-neuroendocrine-regulation
#18
Jiaxing Tian, Min Li, Jingbo Zhao, Junling Li, Guifang Liu, Zhong Zhen, Yang Cao, Hans Gregersen, Xiaolin Tong
Previous studies have demonstrated that TWA, a Chinese herbal medicine, could significantly improve the symptoms of patients with diabetic gastrointestinal dysfunction. However, the specific mechanism of regulating intestinal peristalsis has not been found. This study aimed to discover TWA's therapeutic mechanism for regulating intestinal motility. The intestinal propulsion rate of diabetic rats was significantly increased after treatment with TWA for 8 weeks. Aiming at the mechanical structure, biomechanical testing indicated that TWA can significantly decrease the no-load intestinal wall thickness, cross-sectional area, and angular spread in a zero-stress state...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553740/extragastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-of-the-abdominal-subcutaneous-tissue-report-of-a-very-rare-case-at-an-unusual-site
#19
Xue He, Nannan Chen, Li Lin, Congyang Wang, Yan Wang
Extragastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs) are rare tumors that arise outside the digestive tract. We report a case of an EGIST arising in the subcutaneous tissue of the abdominal wall, which at this site can often be misdiagnosed as dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. The tumor was surgically resected from a 72-year-old male Chinese Han patient, and pathological examination revealed spindle-shaped tumor cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm and an oval nucleus. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells showed strong cytoplasmic positivity for CD34, c-KIT (CD117), and DOG1...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543798/mucosal-melanoma-clinical-histological-and-c-kit-gene-mutational-profile-of-86-french-cases
#20
E Cinotti, J Chevallier, B Labeille, F Cambazard, L Thomas, B Balme, M T Leccia, M D'Incan, P Vercherin, C Douchet, P Rubegni, J L Perrot
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanomas are rare and highly aggressive tumors. Few studies evaluated mucosal melanomas of locations other than the head and neck region, and other than those of the Asian population. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to analyze the clinical and histological features, as well as the mutational status of c-kit and b-raf gene of mucosal melanoma in any localization in a French series. METHODS: We investigated clinical (sex, age, performance status, survival, treatment of the patients and lack of pigmentation of the tumors) and histopathologic features (ulceration, Breslow's index, mitotic rate), as well as the mutational status of c-kit and b-raf of 86 mucosal melanomas diagnosed in 15 years in four French University Hospitals...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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