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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779665/assaying-oxidative-coupling-activity-of-cyp450-enzymes
#1
Vinayak Agarwal
Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzymes are ubiquitous catalysts in natural product biosynthetic schemes where they catalyze numerous different transformations using radical intermediates. In this protocol, we describe procedures to assay the activity of a marine bacterial CYP450 enzyme Bmp7 which catalyzes the oxidative radical coupling of polyhalogenated aromatic substrates. The broad substrate tolerance of Bmp7, together with rearrangements of the aryl radical intermediates leads to a large number of products to be generated by the enzymatic action of Bmp7...
2018: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747422/role-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-bmp7-in-the-modulation-of-corneal-stromal-and-epithelial-cell-functions
#2
Bhavani S Kowtharapu, Ruby Kala Prakasam, Radovan Murín, Dirk Koczan, Thomas Stahnke, Andreas Wree, Anselm G M Jünemann, Oliver Stachs
In the cornea, healing of the wounded avascular surface is an intricate process comprising the involvement of epithelial, stromal and neuronal cell interactions. These interactions result to the release of various growth factors that play prominent roles during corneal wound healing response. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are unique multi-functional potent growth factors of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) superfamily. Treatment of corneal epithelial cells with substance P and nerve growth factor resulted to an increase in the expression of BMP7 mRNA...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746856/does-the-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-inhibit-oocyte-maturation-by-autocrine-paracrine-in-mud-crab
#3
Ya'nan Yang, Ling Shu, Qingling Jiang, Huiyang Huang, Haihui Ye
A bone morphogenetic protein ligand (BMP7) and its two receptors (BMPRIB and BMPRII) were recently cloned and characterized in the mud crab, Scylla paramamosain. However specific functions of BMP7 and the mechanistic pathways regulating its function are largely unidentified. In the present study, we separated oocytes and follicle cells from the ovarian explants of S. paramamosain. Subsequent analysis using semi-quantitative PCR demonstrated that the mRNA of Sp-BMP7 was exclusively expressed in follicle cells while Sp-BMPRs were expressed in both oocytes and follicle cells...
May 7, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741358/fibrous-topography-potentiated-canonical-wnt-signaling-directs-the-odontoblastic-differentiation-of-dental-pulp-derived-stem-cells
#4
Saeed Ur Rahman, Joung-Hwan Oh, Young-Dan Cho, Shin Hye Chung, Gene Lee, Jeong-Hwa Baek, Hyun-Mo Ryoo, Kyung Mi Woo
Nanofibrous engineered matrices have significant potential in cellular differentiation and tissue regeneration. Stem cells require specific extracellular signals that lead to the induction of different lineages. However, the mechanisms by which the nanofibrous matrix promotes mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation are largely unknown. Here, we investigated the mechanisms which underlie nanofibrous matrix-induced odontoblastic differentiation of human dental pulp MSCs (DP-MSCs). An electrospun polystyrene nanofibrous (PSF) matrix was prepared, and the cell responses to the PSF matrix were assessed in comparison with those on conventional tissue culture dishes...
May 9, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739878/bmpr2-inhibits-activin-and-bmp-signaling-via-wild-type-alk2
#5
Oddrun Elise Olsen, Meenu Sankar, Samah Elsaadi, Hanne Hella, Glenn Buene, Sagar Ramesh Darvekar, Kristine Misund, Takenobu Katagiri, Petra Knaus, Toril Holien
TGF-β/BMP superfamily ligands require heteromeric complexes of type 1 and 2 receptors for ligand dependent downstream signaling. Activin A, a TGF-β superfamily member, inhibits growth of multiple myeloma cells, but the mechanism is unknown. We aimed to clarify how activins affect myeloma cell survival. Activin A activates the transcription factors SMAD2/3 through the ALK4 type 1 receptor, but may also activate SMAD1/5/8 through mutated variants of the type 1 receptor ALK2. We demonstrate that activin A and B activate SMAD1/5/8 in myeloma cells through endogenous wild type ALK2...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709471/mm9_circ_009056-enhances-osteogenesis-by-targeting-bmp7-via-cgrp-mediated-mir-22-3p
#6
Caijuan Wu, Zhichao Zheng, Wen Ren, Tian Deng, Yuanjing Li, Lan Yang, Jingwen Wu, Zhu Huang, Zhengmao Li, Lvhua Guo
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are noncoding RNAs that can function as miRNA sponges, post-transcriptionally regulating the expression of genes. Here, we report a novel positive function of mm9_circ_009056 during osteogenesis in regulating bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) through miR-22-3p. First, we found that calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) had great osteogenesis function on MC3T3 cells. Then aberrant expression of mm9_circ_009056 were confirmed in CGRP-induced cells. Furthermore, the expression of mm9_circ_009056 was up-regulated in the CGRP-induced cells, whereas miR-22-3p was obviously decreased...
April 27, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695308/the-presence-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-of-renal-origin-in-amniotic-fluid-increases-with-gestational-time
#7
Md Shaifur Rahman, Lucas-Sebastian Spitzhorn, Wasco Wruck, Carsten Hagenbeck, Percy Balan, Nina Graffmann, Martina Bohndorf, Audrey Ncube, Pascale V Guillot, Tanja Fehm, James Adjaye
BACKGROUND: Established therapies for managing kidney dysfunction such as kidney dialysis and transplantation are limited due to the shortage of compatible donated organs and high costs. Stem cell-based therapies are currently under investigation as an alternative treatment option. As amniotic fluid is composed of fetal urine harboring mesenchymal stem cells (AF-MSCs), we hypothesized that third-trimester amniotic fluid could be a novel source of renal progenitor and differentiated cells...
April 25, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684814/transcriptional-and-translational-abundance-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-bmp-2-4-6-7-and-their-receptors-bmpr1a-1b-and-bmpr2-in-buffalo-ovarian-follicle-and-the-role-of-bmp4-and-bmp7-on-estrogen-production-and-survival-of-cultured-granulosa-cells
#8
G Rajesh, S R Mishra, A Paul, M Punetha, G M Vidyalakshmi, K Narayanan, S Bag, S K Bhure, V Singh Chouhan, V P Maurya, G Singh, Mihir Sarkar
BMPs and their receptors modulate the granulosa cell (GC) function in the follicle of domestic animals. Since little is known on BMPs in the buffalo, the present study was aimed to investigate the expression of BMP2, 4, 6, 7 and their receptors BMPR1A, BMPR1B, BMPR2 in the GC and theca cells (TC) of ovarian follicles and the role of BMP4 and BMP7 on buffalo GC. Follicles were classified into four groups based on size and E2 level in the follicular fluid as follows: (i) Group1(4-6 mm; <0.5 ng/mL) (ii) Group 2 (7-9 mm; 0...
April 16, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669275/zika-virus-can-strongly-infect-and-disrupt-secondary-organizers-in-the-ventricular-zone-of-the-embryonic-chicken-brain
#9
Ankita Thawani, Devika Sirohi, Richard J Kuhn, Donna M Fekete
Zika virus (ZIKV) is associated with severe neurodevelopmental impairments in human fetuses, including microencephaly. Previous reports examining neural progenitor tropism of ZIKV in organoid and animal models did not address whether the virus infects all neural progenitors uniformly. To explore this, ZIKV was injected into the neural tube of 2-day-old chicken embryos, resulting in nonuniform periventricular infection 3 days later. Recurrent foci of intense infection were present at specific signaling centers that influence neuroepithelial patterning at a distance through secretion of morphogens...
April 17, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667421/associations-between-variants-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-gene-and-growth-traits-in-chickens
#10
Yan Wang, Fuyou Guo, Hao Qu, Chenglong Luo, Jie Wang, Dingming Shu
1. Enhancing bone strength to solve leg disorders in poultry has become an important goal in broiler production. 2. Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7), a member of the BMP family, represents an attractive therapeutic target for bone regeneration in humans and plays critical roles in skeletal development. 3. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between BMP7 gene expression, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and growth traits in chickens. Here, a SNP (c.1995T>C) in the chicken (Gallus gallus) BMP7 gene was identified, that was associated with growth and carcass traits...
April 18, 2018: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649529/mesoporous-silicate-nanoparticles-3d-nanofibrous-scaffold-mediated-dual-drug-delivery-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#11
Qingqing Yao, Yangxi Liu, Balaranjan Selvaratnam, Ranjit T Koodali, Hongli Sun
Controlled delivery systems play a critical role in the success of bone morphogenetic proteins (i.e., BMP2 and BMP7) for challenged bone repair. Instead of single-drug release that is currently and commonly prevalent, dual-drug delivery strategies are highly desired to achieve effective bone regeneration because natural bone repair process is driven by multiple factors. Particularly, angiogenesis is essential for osteogenesis and requires more than just one factor (e.g., Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, VEGF)...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616282/a-large-lung-gene-expression-study-identifying-il1b-as-a-novel-player-in-airway-inflammation-in-copd-airway-epithelial-cells
#12
Gao Yi, Min Liang, Ming Li, Xiangming Fang, Jifang Liu, Yuxiong Lai, Jitao Chen, Wenxia Yao, Xiao Feng, La Hu, Chunyi Lin, Xinke Zhou, Zhaoyu Liu
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic and progressive lung disease characterized by a mixture of small airway disease and lung tissue parenchymal destruction. Abnormal inflammatory responses to cigarette smoking and other noxious particles are generally thought to be responsible for causing of COPD. Since airway inflammation is a key factor in COPD progress, it is crucial to unravel its underlying molecular mechanisms. Unbiased analysis of genome-wide gene expression profiles in lung small airway epithelial cells provides a powerful tool to investigate this...
April 3, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587133/the-role-of-hedgehog-signaling-in-cementoblast-differentiation
#13
Jung-Sun Moon, Min-Ju Kim, Hyun-Mi Ko, Young-Jun Kim, Ji-Yeon Jung, Jae-Hyung Kim, Sun-Hun Kim, Min-Seok Kim
OBJECTIVE: It has been well known that Hedgehog (Hh) signaling plays an important role in bone development, however, its function in cementogenesis has not yet been reported. This study was intended to elucidate the role of Hh signaling in cementoblast differentiation. DESIGN: Expression changes of various Hh signaling components and levels of skeletogenic markers (alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin, osteopontin) and osteogenic transcription factors (RUNX2, Osterix) by Hh signaling modulators during OCCM-30 cementoblast differentiation were determined by quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
March 21, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512787/bmp7-regulates-lung-fibroblast-proliferation-in-newborn-rats-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#14
Yanli Sun, Jianhua Fu, Xindong Xue, Haiping Yang, Linlin Wu
The present study investigated the expression of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 7 in a newborn rat model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and the biological effects of BMP7 on newborn rat lung fibroblast (LF) cells. For this purpose, a total of 196 newborn rats were randomly and equally assigned to a model group and a control group. Lung tissue was collected at days 3, 7, 14 and 21 for histological analysis. The location and expression of BMP7 was examined by immunohistochemical staining and reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR) analysis...
May 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490341/novel-combination-bmp7-and-hgf-gene-therapy-instigates-selective-myofibroblast-apoptosis-and-reduces-corneal-haze-in-vivo
#15
Suneel Gupta, Michael K Fink, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Ratnakar Tripathi, Prashant R Sinha, Ajay Sharma, Nathan P Hesemann, Shyam S Chaurasia, Elizabeth A Giuliano, Rajiv R Mohan
Purpose: We tested the potential of bone morphogenic protein 7 (BMP7) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) combination gene therapy to treat preformed corneal fibrosis using established rabbit in vivo and human in vitro models. Methods: Eighteen New Zealand White rabbits were used. Corneal fibrosis was produced by alkali injury. Twenty-four hours after scar formation, cornea received topically either balanced salt solution (BSS; n = 6), polyethylenimine-conjugated gold nanoparticle (PEI2-GNP)-naked plasmid (n = 6) or PEI2-GNP plasmids expressing BMP7 and HGF genes (n = 6)...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453313/multigene-profiling-of-ctcs-in-mcrpc-identifies-a-clinically-relevant-prognostic-signature
#16
Udit Singhal, Yugang Wang, James Henderson, Yashar S Niknafs, Yuanyuan Qiao, Amy Gursky, Alexander Zaslavsky, Jae-Seung Chung, David C Smith, R Jeffrey Karnes, S Laura Chang, Felix Y Feng, Ganesh S Palapattu, Russell S Taichman, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Scott A Tomlins, Todd M Morgan
The trend toward precision-based therapeutic approaches dictated by molecular alterations offers substantial promise for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). However, current approaches for molecular characterization are primarily tissue based, necessitating serial biopsies to understand changes over time and are limited by the challenges inherent to extracting genomic material from predominantly bone metastases. Therefore, a circulating tumor cell (CTC)-based assay was developed to determine gene expression across a panel of clinically relevant and potentially actionable prostate cancer-related genes...
April 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449696/snail-regulates-bmp-and-tgf%C3%AE-pathways-to-control-the-differentiation-status-of-glioma-initiating-cells
#17
Laia Caja, Kalliopi Tzavlaki, Mahsa S Dadras, E-Jean Tan, Gad Hatem, Naga P Maturi, Anita Morén, Lotta Wik, Yukihide Watanabe, Katia Savary, Masood Kamali-Moghaddan, Lene Uhrbom, Carl-Henrik Heldin, Aristidis Moustakas
Glioblastoma multiforme is a brain malignancy characterized by high heterogeneity, invasiveness, and resistance to current therapies, attributes related to the occurrence of glioma stem cells (GSCs). Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) promotes self-renewal and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) induces differentiation of GSCs. BMP7 induces the transcription factor Snail to promote astrocytic differentiation in GSCs and suppress tumor growth in vivo. We demonstrate that Snail represses stemness in GSCs. Snail interacts with SMAD signaling mediators, generates a positive feedback loop of BMP signaling and transcriptionally represses the TGFB1 gene, decreasing TGFβ1 signaling activity...
February 16, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410800/deletion-loss-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-changes-tooth-morphology-and-function-in-mus-musculus-implications-for-dental-evolution-in-mammals
#18
Chelsey Zurowski, Heather Jamniczky, Daniel Graf, Jessica Theodor
Quantifying regulatory gene effects on dental morphology and function has implications for the underlying mechanisms that generated dental diversity in mammals. We tested the hypothesis that regulatory gene expression changes lead to differences in molars using a neural crest knockout of bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) in Mus musculus . Three-dimensional geometric morphometric methods were used to quantify the shape of the molar toothrow. BMP7 mutants have extra cusps on the first upper and lower molars, and alterations in cusp orientation and morphology...
January 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343501/sequential-bmp7-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-and-microbiota-instruct-mucosal-langerhans-cell-differentiation
#19
Tal Capucha, Noam Koren, Maria Nassar, Oded Heyman, Tsipora Nir, Maayan Levy, Gili Zilberman-Schapira, Katya Zelentova, Luba Eli-Berchoer, Martin Zenke, Thomas Hieronymus, Asaf Wilensky, Herve Bercovier, Eran Elinav, Björn E Clausen, Avi-Hai Hovav
Mucosal Langerhans cells (LCs) originate from pre-dendritic cells and monocytes. However, the mechanisms involved in their in situ development remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate that the differentiation of murine mucosal LCs is a two-step process. In the lamina propria, signaling via BMP7-ALK3 promotes translocation of LC precursors to the epithelium. Within the epithelium, TGF-β1 finalizes LC differentiation, and ALK5 is crucial to this process. Moreover, the local microbiota has a major impact on the development of mucosal LCs, whereas LCs in turn maintain mucosal homeostasis and prevent tissue destruction...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321139/bmp-smad-pathway-promotes-neurogenesis-of-midbrain-dopaminergic-neurons-in-vivo-and-in-human-induced-pluripotent-and-neural-stem-cells
#20
Vukasin M Jovanovic, Ahmad Salti, Hadas Tilleman, Ksenija Zega, Marin M Jukic, Hongyan Zou, Roland H Friedel, Nilima Prakash, Sandra Blaess, Frank Edenhofer, Claude Brodski
The embryonic formation of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons in vivo provides critical guidelines for the in vitro differentiation of mDA neurons from stem cells, which are currently being developed for Parkinson's disease cell replacement therapy. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)/SMAD inhibition is routinely used during early steps of stem cell differentiation protocols, including for the generation of mDA neurons. However, the function of the BMP/SMAD pathway for in vivo specification of mammalian mDA neurons is virtually unknown...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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