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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036539/immune-cells-and-autoantibodies-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Cheng Li, Pingping Liu, Rong Song, Yiqing Zhang, S Lei, Shangjie Wu
Analyses of immunity in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) support the notion that maladaptation of the immune response exists. Altered immunity is an increasingly recognized feature of PAH. Indeed, a delicate balance between immunity and tolerance exists and any disturbance may result in chronic inflammation or autoimmunity. This is suggested by infiltration of various immune cells (e.g. macrophages, T and B lymphocytes) in remodeled pulmonary vessels. In addition, several types of autoantibodies directed against antinuclear antigens, endothelial cells (ECs) and fibroblasts have been found in idiopathic and systemic sclerosis-associated PAH...
September 27, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036251/an-adhesive-patch-based-skin-biopsy-device-for-molecular-diagnostics-and-skin-microbiome-studies
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Zuxu Yao, Ronald Moy, Talisha Allen, Burkhard Jansen
INTRODUCTION: A number of diagnoses in clinical dermatology are currently histopathologically confirmed and this image recognition-based confirmation generally requires surgical biopsies. The increasing ability of molecular pathology to corroborate or correct a clinical diagnosis based on objective gene expression, mutation analysis, or molecular microbiome data is on the horizon and would be further supported by a tool or procedure to collect samples non-invasively. This study characterizes such a tool in form of a 'bladeless' adhesive patch-based skin biopsy device...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036202/toxoplasma-gondii-induces-fak-src-stat3-signaling-during-infection-of-host-cells-that-prevents-parasite-targeting-by-autophagy
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Jose-Andres C Portillo, Luis Muniz-Feliciano, Yalitza Lopez Corcino, So Jung Lee, Jennifer Van Grol, Sarah J Parsons, William P Schiemman, Carlos S Subauste
Targeting of Toxoplasma gondii by autophagy is an effective mechanism by which host cells kill the protozoan. Thus, the parasite must avoid autophagic targeting to survive. Here we show that the mammalian cytoplasmic molecule Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) becomes activated during invasion of host cells. Activated FAK appears to accompany the formation of the moving junction (as assessed by expression the parasite protein RON4). FAK activation was inhibited by approaches that impaired β1 and β3 integrin signaling...
October 16, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035745/bio-functionalization-of-grade-v-titanium-alloy-with-type-i-human-collagen-for-enhancing-and-promoting-human-periodontal-fibroblast-cell-adhesion-an-in-vitro-study
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Jitendra Sharan, Veena Koul, Amit K Dinda, Om P Kharbanda, Shantanu V Lale, Ritu Duggal, Monu Mishra, Govind Gupta, Manoj P Singh
Surface modification of medical grade V titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) with biomolecules is an important and vital step for tailoring it for various biomedical applications. Present study investigates theinfluence of type I human collagen (T1HC) bio-conjugation through a three stage process. Polished grade V titanium alloy discs were functionalizedwith free OH group by means of controlled heat and alkali treatment followed by coating of 3-aminopropyltriethoxy (APTES) silane couplingagent. T1HC were bio-conjugated through 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethyl aminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride N-hydroxysuccinimide (EDCNHS)coupling reaction...
October 9, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035736/mechanotransduction-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-cultivated-on-tunable-cell-derived-extracellular-matrix
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In Gul Kim, Chang-Hyun Gil, Joseph Seo, Soon-Jung Park, Ramesh Subbiah, Taek-Hee Jung, Jong Soo Kim, Young-Hoon Jeong, Hyung-Min Chung, Jong Ho Lee, Man Ryul Lee, Sung-Hwan Moon, Kwideok Park
Cell-derived matrices (CDM) are becoming an attractive alternative to conventional biological scaffolding platforms due to its unique ability to closely recapitulate a native extracellular matrix (ECM) de novo. Although cell-substrate interactions are recognized to be principal in regulating stem cell behavior, very few studies have documented the acclimation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) on pristine and altered cell-derived matrices. Here, we investigate crosslink-induced mechanotransduction of hPSCs cultivated on decellularized fibroblast-derived matrices (FDM) to explore cell adhesion, growth, migration, and pluripotency in various biological landscapes...
October 9, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035721/cdc42-is-essential-for-the-polarized-movement-and-adhesion-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Mingwei Li, Liang Ma, Bing Song, Dingyi Yu, Min Xiao, Xiaohan Mei, Huihui Guo, Qing Yu
OBJECTIVE: Stem cell-based tissue repair and regeneration require the regulation of cell migration and adhesion. As a regulator of cell polarization, Cdc42 (cell division control protein 42) plays a basic role at the initial stage of cell migration and adhesion. This study explores the effect of Cdc42 on the polarized migration and adhesion of hDPSCs (human dental pulp stem cells). DESIGN: HDPSCs were isolated from extracted third molars and transfected with siRNA targeted against Cdc42...
October 3, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035507/sequential-delivery-of-doxorubicin-and-zoledronic-acid-to-breast-cancer-cells-by-cb-7-modified-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Farah Benyettou, Marwa Alhashimi, Matthew O'Connor, Renu Pasricha, Jérémy Brandel, Hassan Trabousli, Javed Mazher, John-Carl Olsen, Ali Trabolsi
Drug-loaded magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized and used for the sequential delivery of the anti-resorptive agent zoledronic acid (Zol) and the cytotoxic drug doxorubicin (Dox) to breast cancer cells (MCF-7). Zol was attached to bare iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) via phosphonate coordination to form Z-NPs. The unbound imidazole of Zol was then used to complex the organic macrocycle CB[7] to obtain CZ-NPs. Dox was then complexed to the CZ-NPs to form the fully loaded particles (DCZ-NPs), which were stable in solution at 37 ºC and physiological pH (7...
October 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035390/epigenetic-silencing-of-the-dual-role-signal-mediator-angptl4-in-tumor-tissues-and-its-overexpression-in-the-urothelial-carcinoma-microenvironment
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H-Y Hsieh, Y-C Jou, C-L Tung, Y-S Tsai, Y-H Wang, C-L Chi, R-I Lin, S-K Hung, Y-M Chuang, S-F Wu, C Li, C-H Shen, M W Y Chan, C-D Hsu
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) carcinogenesis has been hypothesized to occur through epigenetic repression of tumor-suppressor genes (TSGs). By quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction array, we found that one potential TSG, angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4), was expressed at very low levels in all bladder cancer cell lines we examined. Previous studies had demonstrated that ANGPTL4 is highly expressed in some cancers, but downregulated, by DNA methylation, in others. Consequently, owing to these seemingly conflicting functions in distinct cancers, the precise role of ANGPTL4 in the etiology of UC remains unclear...
October 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035389/-mcc-protein-interacts-with-e-cadherin-and-%C3%AE-catenin-strengthening-cell-cell-adhesion-of-hct116-colon-cancer-cells
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F A Benthani, D Herrmann, P N Tran, L Pangon, M C Lucas, A H Allam, N Currey, S Al-Sohaily, M Giry-Laterriere, J Warusavitarne, P Timpson, M R J Kohonen-Corish
E-cadherin and β-catenin are key proteins that are essential in the formation of the epithelial cell layer in the colon but their regulatory pathways that are disrupted in cancer metastasis are not completely understood. Mutated in colorectal cancer (MCC) is a tumour suppressor gene that is silenced by promoter methylation in colorectal cancer and particularly in patients with increased lymph node metastasis. Here, we show that MCC methylation is found in 45% of colon and 24% of rectal cancers and is associated with proximal colon, poorly differentiated, circumferential and mucinous tumours as well as increasing T stage and larger tumour size...
October 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035306/platelet-endothelial-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-and-oligodendrogenesis-significance-in-alcohol-use-disorders
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REVIEW
Chitra D Mandyam, Emmanuel G Villalpando, Noah L Steiner, Leon W Quach, McKenzie J Fannon, Sucharita S Somkuwar
Alcoholism is a chronic relapsing disorder with few therapeutic strategies that address the core pathophysiology. Brain tissue loss and oxidative damage are key components of alcoholism, such that reversal of these phenomena may help break the addictive cycle in alcohol use disorder (AUD). The current review focuses on platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 (PECAM-1), a key modulator of the cerebral endothelial integrity and neuroinflammation, and a targetable transmembrane protein whose interaction within AUD has not been well explored...
October 16, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035165/development-of-highly-sensitive-cell-based-akt-kinase-elisa-for-monitoring-pi3k-beta-activity-and-compound-efficacy
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Mahesh Yanamandra, Labanyamoy Kole, Archana Giri, Sayan Mitra
Phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase pathway regulates multiple cellular function involving cell survival, growth, motility proliferation, apoptosis, and adhesion. These are deregulated in various diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, and inflammation. PI3Ks phosphorylate phosphatidylinositol 4,5 biphosphate (PIP2) yielding phosphatidylinositol 3, 4, 5 triphosphate (PIP3) that in turn activates AKT kinase (serine/threonine kinase) which is the central enzyme in regulation of metabolic functions. Due to their implications in disease pathophysiology, PI3K/AKT inhibitors became attractive targets for pharmaceutical industries...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035025/substrate-independent-ag-nanoparticles-loaded-hydrogel-coating-with-regenerable-bactericidal-and-thermo-responsive-anti-bacterial-properties
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Min He, Qian Wang, Jue Zhang, Weifeng Zhao, Changsheng Zhao
We report an Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) based substrate independent bactericidal hydrogel coating with thermo-responsive anti-bacterial property. To attach the hydrogel coating onto model substrate, ene-functionalized dopamine was firstly coated on the substrate, and then the hydrogel thin layer was formed on the surface via the UV light initiated surface cross-linking copolymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) and sodium acrylate (AANa). Then, Ag ions were adsorbed into the hydrogel layers and reduced to AgNPs by sodium borohydride...
October 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034774/mechanical-enhancement-and-in-vitro-biocompatibility-of-nanofibrous-collagen-chitosan-scaffolds-for-tissue-engineering
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Fengjuan Zou, Runrun Li, Jianjun Jiang, Xiumei Mo, Guofeng Gu, Zhongwu Guo, Zonggang Chen
The collagen-chitosan complex with a three-dimensional nanofiber structure was fabricated to mimic native ECM for tissue repair and biomedical applications. Though the three-dimensional hierarchical fibrous structures of collagen-chitosan composites could provide more adequate stimulus to facilitate cell adhesion, migrate and proliferation, and thus have the potential as tissue engineering scaffolding, there are still limitations in their applications due to the insufficient mechanical properties of natural materials...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034528/patients-with-a-new-variant-of-endemic-pemphigus-foliaceus-have-autoantibodies-against-arrector-pili-muscle-colocalizing-with-myzap-p0071-desmoplakins-1-and-2-and-arvcf
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A M Abreu-Velez, C A Valencia-Yepes, Y A Upegui-Zapata, E Upegui-Quiceno, N R Mesa-Herrera, J E Velazquez-Velez, M S Howard
BACKGROUND: We identified a new variant of endemic pemphigus foliaceus in El Bagre, Colombia, South America, which we term El Bagre-EPF, and observed reactivity to arrector pili muscle (APM), thus we tested for autoimmunity to APM. METHODS: We took skin biopsies from 30 patients with El Bagre-EPF and 30 healthy controls (HCs) matched by age, sex and occupation, who were all from the endemic area, and tested these using direct immunofluorescence (DIF), confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting (IB)...
October 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034471/lipid-signaling-affects-primary-fibroblast-collective-migration-and-anchorage-in-response-to-stiffness-and-microtopography
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Michael A Mkrtschjan, Snehal B Gaikwad, Kevin J Kappenman, Christopher Solís, Sagar Dommaraju, Long Le, Tejal A Desai, Brenda Russell
Cell migration is regulated by several mechanotransduction pathways, which consist of sensing and converting mechanical microenvironmental cues to internal biochemical cellular signals, such as protein phosphorylation and lipid signaling. While there has been significant progress in understanding protein changes in the context of mechanotransduction, lipid signaling is more difficult to investigate. In this study, physical cues of stiffness (10 kPa, 100 kPa, 400 kPa, and glass), and microrod or micropost topography were manipulated in order to reprogram primary fibroblasts and assess the effects of lipid signaling on the actin cytoskeleton...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034217/evolution-of-salmonella-host-cell-interactions-through-a-dynamic-bacterial-genome
#16
REVIEW
Bushra Ilyas, Caressa N Tsai, Brian K Coombes
Salmonella Typhimurium has a broad arsenal of genes that are tightly regulated and coordinated to facilitate adaptation to the various host environments it colonizes. The genome of Salmonella Typhimurium has undergone multiple gene acquisition events and has accrued changes in non-coding DNA that have undergone selection by regulatory evolution. Together, at least 17 horizontally acquired pathogenicity islands (SPIs), prophage-associated genes, and changes in core genome regulation contribute to the virulence program of Salmonella...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033908/the-bacterial-species-campylobacter-jejuni-induce-diverse-innate-immune-responses-in-human-and-avian-intestinal-epithelial-cells
#17
Daniel A John, Lisa K Williams, Venkateswarlu Kanamarlapudi, Thomas J Humphrey, Thomas S Wilkinson
Campylobacter remain the major cause of human gastroenteritis in the Developed World causing a significant burden to health services. Campylobacter are pathogens in humans and chickens, although differences in mechanistic understanding are incomplete, in part because phenotypic strain diversity creates inconsistent findings. Here, we took Campylobacter jejuni isolates (n = 100) from multi-locus sequence typed collections to assess their pathogenic diversity, through their inflammatory, cytotoxicity, adhesion, invasion and signaling responses in a high-throughput model using avian and human intestinal epithelial cells...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033837/dioscin-inhibits-hsc-t6-cell-migration-via-adjusting-sdc-4-expression-insights-from-itraq-based-quantitative-proteomics
#18
Lianhong Yin, Yan Qi, Youwei Xu, Lina Xu, Xu Han, Xufeng Tao, Shasha Song, Jinyong Peng
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) migration, an important bioprocess, contributes to the development of liver fibrosis. Our previous studies have found the potent activity of dioscin against liver fibrosis by inhibiting HSCs proliferation, triggering the senescence and inducing apoptosis of activated HSCs, but the molecular mechanisms associated with cell migration were not clarified. In this work, iTRAQ (isobaric tags for relative and absolution quantitation)-based quantitative proteomics study was carried out, and a total of 1566 differentially expressed proteins with fold change ≥2...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033818/itolizumab-a-new-biologic-for-management-of-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#19
Ganesh Pai, Anusha H Pai
Psoriasis is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, immune-mediated systemic disease with mainly skin and joint manifestations. The available treatment options to cure psoriasis include topical therapy, phototherapy, and biological therapy. Biological therapy has become a promising option due to the rapid action and less adverse effects associated with its use. The newly developed biologic itolizumab is a humanized recombinant anti-CD6 monoclonal antibody of IgG1 isotype that binds to domain 1 of CD6, thereby immunomodulating human lymphocytes without interfering with the binding of CD6 to the activated leukocyte-cell adhesion molecule...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033593/expression-profiling-of-adhesion-proteins-during-prenatal-and-postnatal-liver-development-in-rats
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Mehwish Yousaf, Asima Tayyeb, Gibran Ali
Culturing of primary hepatocytes and stem cell-derived hepatocytes faces a major issue of dedifferentiation due to absence of cell-cell adhesion and 3D structures. One of the possible ways to eliminate the problem of dedifferentiation is mimicking the expression pattern of adhesion proteins during the normal developmental process of liver cells. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the expression pattern of some key adhesion proteins, namely, E-cadherin, N-cadherin, epithelial CAM (EpCAM), intracellular CAM (ICAM), collagen 1α1, α-actinin, β-catenin and vimentin, in the liver tissue during prenatal and postnatal stages...
2017: Stem Cells and Cloning: Advances and Applications
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