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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325768/retraction-notice-to-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-play-a-positive-role-in-bone-mineralization-of-osteoblasts-derived-from-diabetic-patients-gene-627c-2017-563-568-of-retracted-article
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Na Song, Jiateng Zhong, Jinghang Zhang, Jian Yu, Jinsong Li, Jinbo Qi, Jun Yang, Yanyan Qiu, Wei Su, Zhiwei Feng, Haijun Wang
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March 1, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307595/hyperglycemia-induced-early-growth-response-1-regulates-vascular-dysfunction-in-human-retinal-endothelial-cells
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Gayathree Karthikkeyan, Nareshkumar Ragavachetty Nagaraj, Aberami Seeneevasan, Sulochana Konerirajapuram Natarajan, Srinivasan Vedantham, Karunakaran Coral
Early growth response-1 (Egr-1) protein upregulation is reported in diabetes and vascular disorders. This study aims at deciphering its role in hyperglycemia induced changes of retinal endothelium. Human retinal endothelial cells (hRECs) were exposed to hyperglycemia (25mM) and normoglycemia (5.5mM). Gene silencing was done using siRNA against Egr-1. Transcript and protein level analysis of Egr-1 and gene targets were done using qPCR and immunoblotting respectively in hRECs, diabetic and nondiabetic human retina and immunofluorescence for localization in retinal sections...
January 4, 2018: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278024/curcumin-regulates-intracellular-calcium-release-and-inhibits-oxidative-stress-parameters-vegf-and-caspase-3-9-levels-in-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
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H Bardak, A C Uğuz, Y Bardak
In this study, we aimed to observe whether curcumin (cur), a polyphenolic compound derived from the dietary spice turmeric, a yellow substance obtained from the root of the plant Curcuma longa Linn, has any protective effect against blue light irradiation in human retinal pigment epithelium (ARPE-19) cells. For this purpose, we evaluated the intracellular calcium release mechanism, poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP), procaspase-3/-9 protein expression levels, caspase activation, and reactive oxygen species levels...
December 1, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259049/scleroderma-fibroblasts-suppress-angiogenesis-via-tgf-%C3%AE-caveolin-1-dependent-secretion-of-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor
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Vasiliki Liakouli, Jacobo Elies Comez, Yasser Mohamed El-Sherbiny, Margherita Scarcia, Gary Grant, Giuseppina Abignano, Emma C Derrett-Smith, Filomena Esteves, Paola Cipriani, Paul Emery, Christopher P Denton, Roberto Giacomelli, Georgia Mavria, Francesco Del Galdo
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterised by tissue fibrosis and vasculopathy with defective angiogenesis. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) plays a major role in tissue fibrosis, including downregulation of caveolin-1 (Cav-1); however, its role in defective angiogenesis is less clear. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), a major antiangiogenic factor, is abundantly secreted by SSc fibroblasts. Here, we investigated the effect of TGF-β and Cav-1 on PEDF expression and the role of PEDF in the ability of SSc fibroblasts to modulate angiogenesis...
December 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258756/insulin-antagonises-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-pedf-induced-modulation-of-lineage-commitment-of-myocytes-and%C3%A2-heterotrophic-ossification
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Revathy Carnagarin, Mina Elahy, Arun M Dharmarajan, Crispin R Dass
Extensive bone defects arising as a result of trauma, infection and tumour resection and other bone pathologies necessitates the identification of effective strategies in the form of tissue engineering, gene therapy and osteoinductive agents to enhance the bone repair process. PEDF is a multifunctional glycoprotein which plays an important role in regulating osteoblastic differentiation and bone formation. PEDF treatment of mice and human skeletal myocytes at physiological concentration inhibited myogenic differentiation and activated Erk1/2 MAPK- dependent osteogenic transdifferentiation of myocytes...
December 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246287/long-term-pedf-release-in-rat-iris-and-retinal-epithelial-cells-after-sleeping-beauty-transposon-mediated-gene-delivery
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Laura Garcia-Garcia, Sergio Recalde, Maria Hernandez, Jaione Bezunartea, Juan Roberto Rodriguez-Madoz, Sandra Johnen, Sabine Diarra, Corinne Marie, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Zoltán Ivics, Daniel Scherman, Martina Kropp, Gabriele Thumann, Felipe Prosper, Patricia Fernandez-Robredo, Alfredo Garcia-Layana
Pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF) is a potent antiangiogenic, neurotrophic, and neuroprotective molecule that is the endogenous inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the retina. An ex vivo gene therapy approach based on transgenic overexpression of PEDF in the eye is assumed to rebalance the angiogenic-antiangiogenic milieu of the retina, resulting in growth regression of choroidal blood vessels, the hallmark of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Here, we show that rat pigment epithelial cells can be efficiently transfected with the PEDF-expressing non-viral hyperactive Sleeping Beauty transposon system delivered in a form free of antibiotic resistance marker miniplasmids...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244789/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-from-arpe19-promotes-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-of-human-umbilical-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-serum-free-medium
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Dah-Ching Ding, Yao-Tseng Wen, Rong-Kung Tsai
Clinical expansion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is hampered by the lack of knowledge regarding how to prevent MSC apoptosis and promote their proliferation in serum-free medium. Our in vitro studies demonstrated that human umbilical cord MSCs (HUCMSCs) underwent apoptosis in the serum-free medium. When HUCMSCs were co-cultured with retinal pigment epithelial cells (ARPE19), however, HUCMSCs exhibited normal growth and morphology in serum-free medium. Their colony formation was promoted by the conditioned medium (CM) of ARPE19 cells on Matrigel...
December 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210651/mir-25-mediates-retinal-degeneration-via-inhibiting-itgav-and-pedf-in-rat
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J Zhang, J Wang, L Zheng, M Wang, Y Lu, Z Li, C Lian, S Mao, X Hou, S Li, J Xu, H Tian, C Jin, F Gao, J Zhang, F Wang, W Li, L Lu, G-T Xu
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly. Oxidative stress in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is deemed to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of AMD. miR-25 functions as an essential modulator in response to oxidative-stress in several cell types, but its function in RPE cells is poorly understood. Here, we reported that, in a rat model of retinal degeneration induced by sodium iodate (SI), oxidative stress up-regulated miR-25 in RPE cells in very early stage, accompanied by decreased phagocytosis and reduced growth factor secretion in those cells...
December 5, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207076/antiangiogenic-effects-of-catalpol-on-rat-corneal%C3%A2-neovascularization
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Yun Han, Mei Shen, Li-Yuan Tang, Gang Tan, Qi-Chen Yang, Lei Ye, Lin-Hong Ye, Nan Jiang, Gui-Ping Gao, Yi Shao
To investigate the effects of catalpol on corneal neovascularization (CNV) and associated inflammation, eye drops (5 mM catalpol or PBS) were administered four times daily to alkali‑burn rat models of CNV and inflammation. Clinical evaluations of CNV and the degree of inflammation were performed on days 0, 4, 7, 10 and 14 under slit lamp microscopy. Eyes were collected on day 14 and prepared for hematoxylin and eosin, and immunofluorescence staining; corneal cell apoptosis was investigated via terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase‑mediated nick end labeling (TUNEL) staining...
November 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201190/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-short-peptides-facilitate-full-thickness-cutaneous-wound-healing-by-promoting-epithelial-basal-cell-and-hair-follicle-stem-cell-proliferation
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Shawn H Tsai, Li-Pen Tsao, Shih-Hsin Chang, Tsung-Chuan Ho, Kwang-Yi Tung, Ai-Ching Wu, Yeou-Ping Tsao
A previous study by our group showed that a 44-amino-acid fragment of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) facilitated corneal epithelial wound healing. In the present study this fragment was shortened to obtain peptides of 18, 20 and 29 amino acids in length, and their promoting effects on the healing of full-thickness skin wounds were assessed. Peptides were delivered periodically by topical application to punch wounds of mice. The wound healing speed was evaluated by measuring the reduction of wound areas at 4 and 7 days after injury...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186716/m%C3%A3-ller-cell-derived-pedf-mediates-neuroprotection-via-stat3-activation
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Wolfram Eichler, Helena Savković-Cvijić, Susanne Bürger, Mike Beck, Manuela Schmidt, Peter Wiedemann, Andreas Reichenbach, Jan Darius Unterlauft
Background/ Aims: This study was performed to reveal signaling pathways exploited by pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) derived from retinal (glial) Müller cells to protect retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) from cell death. METHODS: The survival of RGCs was determined in the presence of conditioned culture media (MCM) from or in co-cultures with Müller cells. The significance of PEDF-induced STAT3 activation was evaluated in viability assays and using Western blotting analyses and siRNA-transfected cells...
November 30, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180438/protective-effects-of-agonists-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-ghrh-in-early-experimental-diabetic-retinopathy
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Menaka C Thounaojam, Folami L Powell, Sagar Patel, Diana R Gutsaeva, Amany Tawfik, Sylvia B Smith, Julian Nussbaum, Norman L Block, Pamela M Martin, Andrew V Schally, Manuela Bartoli
The potential therapeutic effects of agonistic analogs of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) and their mechanism of action were investigated in diabetic retinopathy (DR). Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats (STZ-rats) were treated with 15 μg/kg GHRH agonist, MR-409, or GHRH antagonist, MIA-602. At the end of treatment, morphological and biochemical analyses assessed the effects of these compounds on retinal neurovascular injury induced by hyperglycemia. The expression levels of GHRH and its receptor (GHRH-R) measured by qPCR and Western blotting were significantly down-regulated in retinas of STZ-rats and in human diabetic retinas (postmortem) compared with their respective controls...
November 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177891/plasma-levels-of-hypoxia-regulated-factors-in-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Zygoula Ioanna, Schori Christian, Grimm Christian, Barthelmes Daniel
PURPOSE: Various hypoxia-related proteins are differentially expressed in the retina and secreted to the vitreous and/or aqueous humor of patients affected by dry or neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). To determine whether these conditions alter concentrations of cytokines also in the systemic circulation, we measured plasma levels of six hypoxia-related proteins. METHODS: Plasma was prepared from EDTA blood that was collected from patients affected by dry AMD (n = 5), nAMD (n = 11), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR; n = 9), and patients with an epiretinal membrane (ERM; n = 11)...
November 25, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137305/mir-93-3p-inhibition-suppresses-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-proliferation-metastasis-and-invasion
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Lu Wang, Guang Yang, Xiangwei Zhu, Ziqi Wang, Hongzhi Wang, Yang Bai, Pengcheng Sun, Li Peng, Wei Wei, Guang Chen, Guangbin Li, Andrey A Zamyatnin, Peter V Glybochko, Wanhai Xu
miRNA dysregulation is associated with many human diseases, including cancer. This study explored the effects of miR-93-3p on clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). We found that miR-93-3p is upregulated an average of 38-fold in 138 ccRCC specimens compared to matched normal kidney tissues, which correlated with poor patient outcome. miR-93-3p inhibition reduced ccRCC cell growth, invasion, and migration in vitro and in a mouse xenograft model. A search of the TargetScan, miRanda, and PicTar databases revealed that miR-93-3p is predicted to regulate pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF)...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117277/naringenin-eye-drops-inhibit-corneal-neovascularization-by-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-mechanisms
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Ana P M T Oguido, Miriam S N Hohmann, Felipe A Pinho-Ribeiro, Jefferson Crespigio, Talita P Domiciano, Waldiceu A Verri, Antonio M B Casella
Purpose: To investigate the effect of naringenin eye drops in corneal neovascularization induced by alkali (1 N NaOH) burn in mice. Methods: Corneal neovascularization in the right eye of male Swiss mice was induced by alkali. Treatment with naringenin eye drops (0.08-80 μg; 8 μL of 0.01-10 g/L solution) or vehicle (saline) started 2 days before corneal neovascularization was induced and was performed twice a day. Mice were treated up until the time animals were euthanized and cornea tissue was collected for testing, which was 2, 4, and 6 hours after alkali stimulus for cytokine and antioxidant capacity measurements, and 3 and/or 7 days after alkali stimulus for the assessment of corneal epithelial thickness and neovascularization, neutrophil, and macrophage recruitment, and vascular endothelial growth factor (Vegf), platelet-derived growth factor (Pdgf), matrix metalloproteinase-14 (Mmp14), and pigment epithelium-derived factor (Pedf) mRNA expression...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105655/pre-metastatic-cancer-exosomes-induce-immune-surveillance-by-patrolling-monocytes-at-the-metastatic-niche
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Michael P Plebanek, Nicholas L Angeloni, Elena Vinokour, Jia Li, Anna Henkin, Dalia Martinez-Marin, Stephanie Filleur, Reshma Bhowmick, Jack Henkin, Stephen D Miller, Igal Ifergan, Yesung Lee, Iman Osman, C Shad Thaxton, Olga V Volpert
Metastatic cancers produce exosomes that condition pre-metastatic niches in remote microenvironments to favor metastasis. In contrast, here we show that exosomes from poorly metastatic melanoma cells can potently inhibit metastasis to the lung. These "non-metastatic" exosomes stimulate an innate immune response through the expansion of Ly6C(low) patrolling monocytes (PMo) in the bone marrow, which then cause cancer cell clearance at the pre-metastatic niche, via the recruitment of NK cells and TRAIL-dependent killing of melanoma cells by macrophages...
November 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104038/extremely-low-level-of-serum-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-is-a-special-biomarker-of-chinese-osteogenesis-imperfecta-patients-with-serpinf1-mutations
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Jian-Yi Wang, Lu-Jiao Li, Qian Zhang, Yi Liu, Fang Lv, Xiao-Jie Xu, Yu-Wen Song, Ou Wang, Yan Jiang, Wei-Bo Xia, Xiao-Ping Xing, Mei Li
BACKGROUNDS: SERPINF1 mutations caused deficiency of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) and would lead to osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type VI. However, serum PEDF levels were unclear in Chinese OI patients who had clear molecular diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: To assess PEDF levels in different genotypes of OI, to evaluate the influencing factors of PEDF in Chinese OI patients with clear molecular diagnosis. METHODS: Known candidate genes of OI were examined by a targeted next generation sequence...
November 2, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100284/exosomes-containing-differential-expression-of-microrna-and-mrna-in-osteosarcoma-that-can-predict-response-to-chemotherapy
#18
Ji-Feng Xu, Ya-Ping Wang, Shui-Jun Zhang, Yu Chen, Hai-Feng Gu, Xiao-Fan Dou, Bing Xia, Qing Bi, Shun-Wu Fan
A major challenge in osteosarcoma (OS) is the selection of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents for individual patients, while the administration of ineffective chemotherapy increases mortality and decreases quality of life in patients. This emphasizes the need to evaluate every patient's probability of responding to each chemotherapeutic agent. We developed a profiling strategy for serum exosomal microRNAs and mRNAs in OS patients with differential chemotherapeutic responses. Twelve miRNAs were up regulated and 18 miRNAs were under regulated significantly in OS patient with poor chemotherapeutic response when compared with those in good chemotherapeutic response (p<0...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075761/corneal-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-are-directly-antiangiogenic-via-pedf-and-sflt-1
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Medi Eslani, Ilham Putra, Xiang Shen, Judy Hamouie, Neda Afsharkhamseh, Soroush Besharat, Mark I Rosenblatt, Reza Dana, Peiman Hematti, Ali R Djalilian
Purpose: To evaluate the angiogenic properties of corneal derived mesenchymal stromal cells (Co-MSC). Methods: Co-MSCs were extracted from human cadaver, and wild-type (C57BL/6J) and SERPINF1-/- mice corneas. The MSC secretome was collected in a serum-free medium. Human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) tube formation and fibrin gel bead assay (FIBA) sprout formation were used to assess the angiogenic properties of Co-MSC secretome. Complete corneal epithelial debridement was used to induce corneal neovascularization in wild-type mice...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050001/expression-of-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-factors-in-choroidal-neovascularisation-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Christoph Ehlken, Maria-Magdalena Guichard, Günther Schlunck, Anima D Bühler, Gottfried Martin, Hansjürgen T Agostini
PURPOSE: Anti-angiogenic treatment is well established in the management of exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but not sufficient in all patients. The characterisation of factors driving this chronic disease could serve to identify additional treatment options. The purpose of this study was to assess gene expression patterns and distinct changes in cells derived from surgically extracted choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) membranes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of >11,000 genes was analysed by means of a microarray in cells cultured from 2 late-stage CNV membranes compared to primary human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and ARPE-19 cells...
October 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
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