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Transit amplifying cells

Wankun Chen, Yajun Xu, Jing Zhong, Huihui Wang, Meilin Weng, Qian Cheng, Qichao Wu, Zhirong Sun, Hui Jiang, Minmin Zhu, Yu Ren, Pingbo Xu, Jiawei Chen, Changhong Miao
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma amplified sequence 1 (MFHAS1) is a predicted oncoprotein that demonstrates tumorigenic activity in vivo; however, the mechanisms involved are unknown. Macrophages are divided into the pro-inflammatory M1 and anti-inflammatory/protumoral M2 subtypes. Tumor cells can induce M2 polarization of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) to promote metastasis; but the underlying pathways require to be elucidated. In this study, we detected a positive association between MFHAS1 expression in TAMs and human colorectal cancer (CRC) TNM stage...
October 21, 2016: Oncotarget
A Mateus-Pinheiro, N D Alves, P Patrício, A R Machado-Santos, E Loureiro-Campos, J M Silva, V M Sardinha, J Reis, H Schorle, J F Oliveira, J Ninkovic, N Sousa, L Pinto
Hippocampal neurogenesis has been proposed to participate in a myriad of behavioral responses, both in basal states and in the context of neuropsychiatric disorders. Here, we identify activating protein 2γ (AP2γ, also known as Tcfap2c), originally described to regulate the generation of neurons in the developing cortex, as a modulator of adult hippocampal glutamatergic neurogenesis in mice. Specifically, AP2γ is present in a sub-population of hippocampal transient amplifying progenitors. There, it is found to act as a positive regulator of the cell fate determinants Tbr2 and NeuroD, promoting proliferation and differentiation of new glutamatergic granular neurons...
October 25, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
Hui-Mei Lee, Vyomesh Patel, Lie-Fen Shyur, Wai-Leng Lee
BACKGROUND: Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and 90% of oral malignancies are caused by oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Curcumin, a phytocompound derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa) was observed to have anti-cancer activity which can be developed as an alternative treatment option for OSCC. However, OSCC cells with various clinical-pathological features respond differentially to curcumin treatment. HYPOTHESIS: Intracellular copper levels have been reported to correlate with tumor pathogenesis and affect the sensitivity of cancer cells to cytotoxic chemotherapy...
November 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Ramesh Babu Kasetti, Subhash Gaddipati, Shifu Tian, Lei Xue, Winston W-Y Kao, Qingxian Lu, Qiutang Li
Key issues in corneal epithelium biology are the mechanism for corneal epithelium stem cells to maintain the corneal epithelial homeostasis and wound healing responses, and what are the regulatory molecular pathways involved. There are apparent discrepancies about the locations of the progenitor populations responsible for corneal epithelial self-renewal. We have developed a genetic mouse model to trace the corneal epithelial progenitor lineages during adult corneal epithelial homeostasis and wound healing response...
October 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
Sarah L Wynia-Smith, Brian C Smith
Nitric oxide (NO) is a gaseous signaling molecule impacting many biological pathways. NO is produced in mammals by three nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms: neuronal (nNOS), endothelial (eNOS), and inducible (iNOS). nNOS and eNOS produce low concentrations of NO for paracrine signaling; NO produced and released from one cell diffuses to a neighboring cell where it binds and activates soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC). iNOS produces high concentrations of NO using NO toxicity to amplify the innate immune response...
October 5, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
Tuba Avcilar, Deniz Kirac, Deniz Ergec, Gulsah Koc, Korkut Ulucan, Zehra Kaya, Elif Cigdem Kaspar, Levent Turkeri, Ahmet Ilter Guney
Bladder carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the urinary tract. The major aim of the present study is to investigate the association between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and p53 gene mutations in bladder carcinoma. A total of 30 patients with transitional cell carcinoma and 27 controls were recruited for the study. Bladder cancer tissues were obtained by radical cystectomy or transurethral resection. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood. mtDNA and p53 genes were amplified by polymerase chain reaction and sequenced directly...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
D H Peng, C Ungewiss, P Tong, L A Byers, J Wang, J R Canales, P A Villalobos, N Uraoka, B Mino, C Behrens, I I Wistuba, R I Han, C A Wanna, M Fahrenholtz, K J Grande-Allen, C J Creighton, D L Gibbons
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, primarily due to distant metastatic disease. Metastatic lung cancer cells can undergo an epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) regulated by various transcription factors, including a double-negative feedback loop between the microRNA-200 (miR-200) family and ZEB1, but the precise mechanisms by which ZEB1-dependent EMT promotes malignancy remain largely undefined. Although the cell-intrinsic effects of EMT are important for tumor progression, the reciprocal dynamic crosstalk between mesenchymal cancer cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM) is equally critical in regulating invasion and metastasis...
October 3, 2016: Oncogene
Chiara Bardella, Osama Al-Dalahmah, Daniel Krell, Pijus Brazauskas, Khalid Al-Qahtani, Marketa Tomkova, Julie Adam, Sébastien Serres, Helen Lockstone, Luke Freeman-Mills, Inga Pfeffer, Nicola Sibson, Robert Goldin, Benjamin Schuster-Böeckler, Patrick J Pollard, Tomoyoshi Soga, James S McCullagh, Christopher J Schofield, Paul Mulholland, Olaf Ansorge, Skirmantas Kriaucionis, Peter J Ratcliffe, Francis G Szele, Ian Tomlinson
Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 mutations drive human gliomagenesis, probably through neomorphic enzyme activity that produces D-2-hydroxyglutarate. To model this disease, we conditionally expressed Idh1(R132H) in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the adult mouse brain. The mice developed hydrocephalus and grossly dilated lateral ventricles, with accumulation of 2-hydroxyglutarate and reduced α-ketoglutarate. Stem and transit amplifying/progenitor cell populations were expanded, and proliferation increased. Cells expressing SVZ markers infiltrated surrounding brain regions...
October 10, 2016: Cancer Cell
Nandan P Deshpande, Marc R Wilkins, Natalia Castaño-Rodríguez, Emily Bainbridge, Nidhi Sodhi, Stephen M Riordan, Hazel M Mitchell, Nadeem O Kaakoush
The epithelial response to the opportunistic pathogen Campylobacter concisus is poorly characterised. Here, we assessed the intestinal epithelial responses to two C. concisus strains with different virulence characteristics in Caco-2 cells using RNAseq, and validated a subset of the response using qPCR arrays. C. concisus strains induced distinct response patterns from intestinal epithelial cells, with the toxigenic strain inducing a significantly more amplified response. A range of cellular functions were significantly regulated in a strain-specific manner, including epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (NOTCH and Hedgehog), cytoskeletal remodeling, tight junctions, inflammatory responses and autophagy...
September 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
Shirin Sedghi, Frédérick Barreau, Ian Morilla, Nicolas Montcuquet, Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Eric Pedruzzi, Emilie Rannou, Xavier Tréton, Jean-Pierre Hugot, Eric Ogier-Denis, Fanny Daniel
BACKGROUND: Aside from cases of backwash ileitis, the ileal mucosa of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), an idiotypic inflammatory bowel disease, has received little attention despite the fact that colitis is known to trigger alterations in morphology and/or functions of the small intestine remotely. METHODS: The ileal mucosa was studied in patients with UC and in a spontaneous model of colitis (Il10/Nox1 mice) mimicking the histological and clinical features of UC and was also studied in acute and chronic murine models of chemically induced colitis...
October 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Juan Carlos Rosillo, Maximiliano Torres, Silvia Olivera-Bravo, Gabriela Casanova, José Manuel García-Verdugo, Anabel Sonia Fernández
Adult neurogenesis participates in fish olfaction sensitivity in response to environmental challenges. Therefore, we investigated if several populations of stem/progenitor cells that are retained in the olfactory bulbs (OB) may constitute different neurogenic niches that support growth and functional demands. By electron microscopy and combination cell proliferation and lineage markers, we found that the telencephalic ventricle wall (VW) at OB level of Austrolebias charrua fish presents three neurogenic niches (transitional 1, medial 2 and ventral 3)...
November 12, 2016: Neuroscience
Zhongwei Li, Toshikazu Araoka, Jun Wu, Hsin-Kai Liao, Mo Li, Marta Lazo, Bing Zhou, Yinghui Sui, Min-Zu Wu, Isao Tamura, Yun Xia, Ergin Beyret, Taiji Matsusaka, Ira Pastan, Concepcion Rodriguez Esteban, Isabel Guillen, Pedro Guillen, Josep M Campistol, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Transit-amplifying nephron progenitor cells (NPCs) generate all of the nephrons of the mammalian kidney during development. Their limited numbers, poor in vitro expansion, and difficult accessibility in humans have slowed basic and translational research into renal development and diseases. Here, we show that with appropriate 3D culture conditions, it is possible to support long-term expansion of primary mouse and human fetal NPCs as well as NPCs derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Expanded NPCs maintain genomic stability, molecular homogeneity, and nephrogenic potential in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo...
October 6, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
Paul W Hamilton, Jonathan J Henry
The frog, Xenopus laevis, is capable of completely regenerating a lens from the cornea epithelium. Because this ability appears to be limited to the larval stages of Xenopus, virtually all the work to understand the mechanisms regulating this process has been limited to pre-metamorphic tadpoles. It has been reported that the post-metamorphic cornea is competent to regenerate under experimental conditions, despite the fact that the in vivo capacity to regenerate is lost; however, that work didn't examine the regenerative potential of different regions of the cornea...
August 26, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
James E Schwob, Woochan Jang, Eric H Holbrook, Brian Lin, Daniel B Herrick, Jesse N Peterson, Julie Hewitt Coleman
The capacity of the olfactory epithelium (OE) for life-long neurogenesis and regeneration depends on the persistence of neurocompetent stem cells, which self-renew as well as generating all of the cell types found within the nasal epithelium. This review focuses on the types of stem and progenitor cells in the epithelium and their regulation. Both horizontal basal cells (HBCs) and some among the population of globose basal cells (GBCs) are stem cells, but each of the two types plays vastly different roles. The GBC population includes the basal cells that proliferate in the uninjured OE and is heterogeneous with respect to transcription factor expression...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
Nicole Vincent Jordan, Aditya Bardia, Ben S Wittner, Cyril Benes, Matteo Ligorio, Yu Zheng, Min Yu, Tilak K Sundaresan, Joseph A Licausi, Rushil Desai, Ryan M O'Keefe, Richard Y Ebright, Myriam Boukhali, Srinjoy Sil, Maristela L Onozato, Anthony J Iafrate, Ravi Kapur, Dennis Sgroi, David T Ting, Mehmet Toner, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Wilhelm Haas, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber
Circulating tumour cells in women with advanced oestrogen-receptor (ER)-positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer acquire a HER2-positive subpopulation after multiple courses of therapy. In contrast to HER2-amplified primary breast cancer, which is highly sensitive to HER2-targeted therapy, the clinical significance of acquired HER2 heterogeneity during the evolution of metastatic breast cancer is unknown. Here we analyse circulating tumour cells from 19 women with ER(+)/HER2(-) primary tumours, 84% of whom had acquired circulating tumour cells expressing HER2...
August 24, 2016: Nature
Taoufik Nedjadi, Jaudah Al-Maghrabi, Mourad Assidi, Ashraf Dallol, Heba Al-Kattabi, Adeel Chaudhary, Ahmed Al-Sayyad, Adel Al-Ammari, Adel Abuzenadah, Abdelbaset Buhmeida, Mohammed Al-Qahtani
BACKGROUND: Her2/neu is an oncogene that plays an important role in the pathogenesis of many cancer types. In bladder carcinoma (BC), the clinical significance of Her2/neu status remains under-investigated and poorly linked to the patients' clinic-pathological features and survival status. Thus, the current study was conducted to assess Her2/neu status in a cohort of patients' in Saudi Arabia, and to explore its prognostic value in BC. METHODS: A total of 160 consent patients of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of bladder were arranged on a tissue microarray (TMA) and stained by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and bright-field dual in situ hybridization (BDISH) methods...
2016: BMC Cancer
Uwe Panten, Eike Früh, Kirstin Reckers, Ingo Rustenbeck
OBJECTIVE: Stimulation of the ß-cell metabolism by glucose and other fuels triggers insulin release by enhancing the mitochondrial ATP production and acutely amplifies the secretory response by increase in mitochondrial export of metabolites. We aimed to narrow down the uniform final reaction steps mediating fuel-induced acute amplification of insulin secretion. MATERIAL/METHODS: Insulin secretion and metabolic parameters were measured in isolated mouse islets exposed to the sulfonylurea glipizide in high concentration (closing all ATP-sensitive K(+) channels) during the entire experiment...
September 2016: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Jun Yu, Xiang Lan, Xia Chen, Chao Yu, Yiwen Xu, Yujuan Liu, Lingna Xu, Heng-Yu Fan, Chao Tong
The homeostasis of self-renewal and differentiation in stem cells is controlled by intrinsic signals and their niche. We conducted a large-scale RNA interference (RNAi) screen in Drosophila testes and identified 221 genes required for germline stem cell (GSC) maintenance or differentiation. Knockdown of these genes in transit-amplifying spermatogonia and cyst cells further revealed various phenotypes. Complex analysis uncovered that many of the identified genes are involved in key steps of protein synthesis and degradation...
August 15, 2016: Development
Vuk Palibrk, Rajikala Suganthan, Katja Scheffler, Wei Wang, Magnar Bjørås, Stig Ove Bøe
Regulation of innate immune responses and activation of tissue regenerative processes are key elements in the pathophysiology of brain injuries. The promyelocytic leukemia (PML) gene was originally identified on a breakpoint of chromosomal translocation t(15;17) associated with acute PML. We have studied the role of PML protein during acute and regenerative phases after hypoxia-ischemia (HI) in brains of neonatal mice. We found that PML prevents tissue loss and apoptotic cell death selectively in subcortical regions of the brain at early stages after damage...
2016: Cell Death & Disease
Violeta Silva-Vargas, Angel R Maldonado-Soto, Dogukan Mizrak, Paolo Codega, Fiona Doetsch
Specialized niches support the lifelong maintenance and function of tissue-specific stem cells. Adult neural stem cells in the ventricular-subventricular zone (V-SVZ) contact the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which flows through the lateral ventricles. A largely ignored component of the V-SVZ stem cell niche is the lateral ventricle choroid plexus (LVCP), a primary producer of CSF. Here we show that the LVCP, in addition to performing important homeostatic support functions, secretes factors that promote colony formation and proliferation of purified quiescent and activated V-SVZ stem cells and transit-amplifying cells...
July 19, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
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