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claudin gene regulation

S Y N Jamaludin, I Azimi, F M Davis, A A Peters, T J Gonda, E W Thompson, S J Roberts-Thomson, G R Monteith
CXC ligand (L)12 is a chemokine implicated in the migration, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells via interaction with its receptors CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR)4 and CXCR7. In the present study, CXCL12-mediated Ca2+ signalling was compared with two basal-like breast cancer cell lines, MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-468, which demonstrate distinct metastatic potential. CXCL12 treatment induced Ca2+ responses in the more metastatic MDA-MB-231 cells but not in the less metastatic MDA-MB-468 cells. Assessment of mRNA levels of CXCL12 receptors and their potential modulators in both cell lines revealed that CXCR4 and CXCR7 levels were increased in MDA-MB-231 cells compared with MDA-MB-468 cells...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Vandana Sekhar, Teresa Pollicino, Giacomo Diaz, Ronald E Engle, Farah Alayli, Marta Melis, Juraj Kabat, Ashley Tice, Anna Pomerenke, Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Fausto Zamboni, Paolo Lusso, Suzanne U Emerson, Patrizia Farci
Entry of hepatitis C virus (HCV) into hepatocytes is a complex process that involves numerous cellular factors, including the scavenger receptor class B type 1 (SR-B1), the tetraspanin CD81, and the tight junction (TJ) proteins claudin-1 (CLDN1) and occludin (OCLN). Despite expression of all known HCV-entry factors, in vitro models based on hepatoma cell lines do not fully reproduce the in vivo susceptibility of liver cells to primary HCV isolates, implying the existence of additional host factors which are critical for HCV entry and/or replication...
March 14, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
Graciela M Dias, Adeline Bidault, Patrick Le Chevalier, Gwenaëlle Choquet, Clio Der Sarkissian, Ludovic Orlando, Claudine Medigue, Valerie Barbe, Sophie Mangenot, Cristiane C Thompson, Fabiano L Thompson, Annick Jacq, Vianney Pichereau, Christine Paillard
The Brown Ring Disease (BRD) caused high mortality rates since 1986 in the Manila clam Venerupis philippinarum introduced and cultured in Western Europe from the 1970s. The causative agent of BRD is a Gram-Negative bacterium, Vibrio tapetis , which is also pathogenic to fish. Here we report the first assembly of the complete genome of V. tapetis CECT4600T , together with the genome sequences of 16 additional strains isolated across a broad host and geographic range. Our extensive genome dataset allowed us to describe the pathogen pan- and core genomes and to identify putative virulence factors...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Kwang-Soo Kim, Jiewan Kim, Nuri Oh, Mi-Young Kim, Kyung-Soon Park
Gata3 is a master regulator that drives mammary epithelial cell differentiation, and the suppression of GATA3 expression is associated with the development of aggressive breast cancer. However, the mechanism through which GATA3 loss drives cancer development is poorly understood. Previously, we reported that ELK3 suppression in MDA-MB-231 (ELK3 KD) resulted in the reprogramming of these cells from a basal to luminal subtype, which was associated with the induction of GATA3 expression, and that the ELK3-GATA3 axis orchestrated the metastatic characteristics of MDA-MB-231...
March 3, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Xiao Xu, Shaokui Chen, Haibo Wang, Zhixiao Tu, Shuhui Wang, Xiuying Wang, Huiling Zhu, Chunwei Wang, Jiadong Zhu, Yulan Liu
This study was conducted to evaluate whether medium-chain TAG (MCT) could alleviate Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced intestinal injury by regulating intestinal epithelial inflammatory response, as well as necroptosis. A total of twenty-four weanling piglets were randomly allotted to one of four treatments in a 2×2 factorial arrangement including diet type (5 % maize oil v. 4 % MCT+1 % maize oil) and immune stress (saline v. E. coli LPS). The piglets were fed diets containing maize oil or MCT for 21 d...
March 6, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
Anniina Jääskeläinen, Ylermi Soini, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Päivi Auvinen, Kirsi-Maria Haapasaari, Peeter Karihtala
BACKGROUND: The subtype of claudin-low breast cancer can be reliably determined only by gene-expression profiling. Attempts have been made to develop immunohistochemical surrogates, which nearly always focus on membranous claudin expression. METHODS: We assessed the immunohistochemical expression of both membranous and cytoplasmic claudins 3, 4 and 7 in a series of 197 non-metastatic breast cancers, enriched with triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs; 60%). The expression of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition-regulating transcription factors Sip1, Zeb1 and vimentin had previously been determined in the same material...
February 27, 2018: BMC Cancer
Liangyu Chen, Yixue Xue, Jian Zheng, Xiaobai Liu, Jing Liu, Jiajia Chen, Zhen Li, Zhuo Xi, Hao Teng, Ping Wang, Libo Liu, Yunhui Liu
The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) hinders delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to tumors in the brain; previous studies have shown that the BTB can be selectively opened by endothelial monocyte activating polypeptide-II (EMAP-II), but the specific mechanism involved remains elusive. In this study, we found that microRNA-429 (miR-429) expression in glioma vascular endothelial cells (GECs) was far lower than in human brain microvascular endothelial cells (ECs). miR-429 had lower expression in GECs and glioma tissues compared to ECs or normal tissues of the brain...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Pritha Dasgupta, Priyanka Kulkarni, Shahana Majid, Shahryari Varahram, Yutaka Hashimoto, Nadeem S Bhat, Marisa Shiina, Guoren Deng, Sharanjot Saini, Z Laura Tabatabai, Soichiro Yamamura, Yuichiro Tanaka, Rajvir Dahiya
This study aims to investigate the role of miR-203-HOTAIR interaction in the suppression of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We employed series of in vitro assays such as proliferation, invasion, migration and colony formation along with in vivo tumor xenograft model. Profiling of miR-203 and HOTAIR expression revealed that miR-203 was significantly under-expressed whereas HOTAIR was overexpressed in RCC cell-lines and clinical specimens compared to normal cell line and tissue. Both miR-203 and HOTAIR expression significantly distinguished malignant from normal tissues and significantly correlated with clinicopathological characteristics of patients...
February 13, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Kyaw Zwar Myint, Pornparn Kongpracha, Panthip Rattanasinganchan, Kawin Leelawat, Penpak Moolthiya, Kittipong Chaiyabutr, Rutaiwan Tohtong
Growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible-β (Gadd45β) is a stress-response protein involved in a number of processes, including cell cycle control, DNA repair, survival and death control, and stress signaling, depending on its interactions. Gadd45β expression is dysregulated in numerous types of cancer, functioning as either a tumor promoter or a tumor suppressor. However, the functions of Gadd45β in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), particularly in metastasis, has not been studied. The immunohistochemical analysis of Gadd45β expression revealed that 75% of histological specimens from patients with CCA expressed high levels of Gadd45β, and that high Gadd45β expression was associated with metastasis...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Zhihong Xie, Wei Liu, Yu Sun, Rimin Shen, Xiaoxiao Dang, Xiaolin Liu, Fu Sui, Yan Li, Zhenpeng Zhang, Gladys Alexandre, Claudine Elmerich
The genome of the Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571 contains a unique chemotaxis gene cluster (che) including 5 chemotaxis genes: cheAWY1BR. Analysis of the role of the chemotaxis cluster of A. caulinodans, using deletion mutant strains revealed that CheA or Che signaling pathway controls chemotaxis behavior and flagella-driven motility, and plays important roles in biofilms formation and production of extracellular polysaccharides. Furthermore, the deletion mutants (ΔcheA and ΔcheA-R) were defective in competitive adsorption and colonization on the root surface of host plants...
February 9, 2018: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
Min Zhang, Yuanlong Shan, Hongtao Gao, Bin Wang, Xin Liu, Yuanyuan Dong, Xiuming Liu, Na Yao, Yonggang Zhou, Xiaowei Li, Haiyan Li
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic residues can cause antibiotic resistance in livestock and their food safety-related issues have increased the consumer demand for products lacking these residues. Hence, developing safe and effective antibiotic alternatives is important to the animal feed industry. With their strong antibacterial actions, antimicrobial peptides have potential as antibiotic alternatives. RESULTS: We investigated the antibacterial and immunomodulatory activities and the mechanisms of action of an antimicrobial peptide...
February 5, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
Lihong Wang, Long Li, Yan Lv, Qiaoling Chen, Junchang Feng, Xin Zhao
Salmonella infections in newly hatched chicks result in enteric and systemic diseases with a high mortality. Probiotics can improve the health of a host. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of Lactobacillus plantarum LTC-113 on the gut permeability in the presence or absence of Salmonella (Salmonella Typhimurium) infection. Newly hatched chicks were randomly allocated to 4 treatments (i) NC (negative control); (ii) LAC (the L. plantarum LTC-113-treated group); (iii) SAL (the Salmonella-infected group), and (iv) LAC + SAL (the L...
February 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
Malgorzata Tyszka-Czochara, Malgorzata Lasota, Marcin Majka
During the progression of epithelial cancer, the cells may lose epithelial markers and gain mesenchymal phenotype via Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT). Such transformation of epithelial cancer cells to mesenchymal-like characteristic benefits plasticity and supports their ability to migrate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of natural compound Caffeic Acid (CA) alone and in combination with antidiabetic drug Metformin (Met) on metastatic progression of two human cervical squamous cell cancer lines, C-4I and HTB-35/SiHa cells...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Wei Guo, Peng Wang, Zhong-Hao Liu, Ping Ye
Tight junctions (TJs) are the most apical intercellular junctions of epithelial cells formed by occludin, claudins, junctional adhesion molecules (JAMs), and zonula occludens (ZO). Tight junction proteins can sense the presence of bacteria and regulate the transcription of target genes that encode effectors and regulators of the immune response. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of TJ proteins in response to Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), P. gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (P. gingivalis LPS), and extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the oral epithelial cell culture model...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Oral Science
Amir Bein, Smadar Eventov-Friedman, Dan Arbell, Betty Schwartz
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is a severe inflammatory disorder of the intestine endangering the health and survival of preterm infants. It is well established that the gut barrier is severely damaged in NEC patients, nonetheless an in depth investigation of modifications at the transcriptional and translational levels of tight junction genes and proteins during NEC are still missing. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in the expression of tight junctions and other associated proteins during NEC and determine their correlation to the disease severity...
December 7, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Xiaohong Tan, Zhenzhu Sun, Chuanpeng Zhou, Zhong Huang, Lianjie Tan, Pengwei Xun, Qianqian Huang, Heizhao Lin, Chaoxia Ye, Anli Wang
Intestinal morphology, antioxidant status, immune function and tight junction proteins mRNA expression were examined in golden pompano (Trachinotus ovatus) that fed respectively six diets containing dandelion extracts (DE) at 0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4 and 10 g kg-1 after 8 weeks feeding. The study indicated that dietary DE significantly improved intestinal antioxidant abilities by increasing SOD, CAT, T-AOC activities and up-regulating intestinal cat, gpx mRNA levels, but by decreasing MDA content and down-regulating intestinal keap1 mRNA levels in golden pompano...
December 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Marco F Morini, Costanza Giampietro, Monica Corada, Federica Pisati, Elisa Lavarone, Sara I Cunha, Lei L Conze, Nicola J O'Reilly, Dhira Joshi, Svend Kjaer, Roger George, Emma Nye, Anqi Ma, Jian Jin, Richard Mitter, Michela Lupia, Ugo Cavallaro, Diego Pasini, Dinis P Calado, Elisabetta Dejana, Andrea Taddei
Rationale: The mechanistic foundation of vascular maturation is still largely unknown. Several human pathologies are characterized by deregulated angiogenesis and unstable blood vessels. Solid tumours, for instance, get their nourishment from newly formed structurally abnormal vessels which present wide and irregular inter-endothelial junctions. Expression and clustering of the main endothelial-specific adherens junction protein, vascular endothelial (VE)-cadherin (VEC), upregulate genes with key roles in endothelial differentiation and stability...
December 12, 2017: Circulation Research
Paola Cavaliere, Sébastien Brier, Petr Filipenko, Christina Sizun, Bertrand Raynal, Françoise Bonneté, Fabienne Levi-Acobas, Jacques Bellalou, Patrick England, Julia Chamot-Rooke, Claudine Mayer, Françoise Norel
In bacteria, one primary and multiple alternative sigma (σ) factors associate with the RNA polymerase core enzyme (E) to form holoenzymes (Eσ) with different promoter recognition specificities. The alternative σ factor RpoS/σS is produced in stationary phase and under stress conditions and reprograms global gene expression to promote bacterial survival. To date, the three-dimensional structure of a full-length free σ factor remains elusive. The current model suggests that extensive interdomain contacts in a free σ factor result in a compact conformation that masks the DNA-binding determinants of σ, explaining why a free σ factor does not bind double-stranded promoter DNA efficiently...
January 15, 2018: Biochemical Journal
Jianjun Lv, Wei Hu, Zhi Yang, Tian Li, Shuai Jiang, Zhiqiang Ma, Fulin Chen, Yang Yang
Claudin-5 is a tight junction (TJ) protein in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) that has recently attracted increased attention. Numerous studies have demonstrated that claudin-5 regulates the integrity and permeability of the BBB. Increased claudin-5 expression plays a neuroprotective role in neurological diseases, particularly in cerebral ischemic stroke. Moreover, claudin-5 might be a potential marker for early hemorrhagic transformation detection in ischemic stroke. In light of the distinctive effects of claudin-5 on the nervous system, we present the elaborate network of roles that claudin-5 plays in ischemic stroke...
February 2018: Progress in Neurobiology
Salvatore Piscuoglio, Charlotte K Y Ng, Felipe C Geyer, Kathleen A Burke, Catherine F Cowell, Luciano G Martelotto, Rachael Natrajan, Tatiana Popova, Christopher A Maher, Raymond S Lim, Ino de Bruijn, Odette Mariani, Larry Norton, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Britta Weigelt, Jorge S Reis-Filho
Metaplastic breast cancer (MBC) is a rare special histologic type of triple-negative breast cancer, characterized by the presence of neoplastic cells showing differentiation towards squamous epithelium and/or mesenchymal elements. Here we sought to define whether histologically distinct subgroups of MBCs would be underpinned by distinct genomic and/or transcriptomic alterations. Microarray-based copy number profiling identified limited but significant differences between the distinct MBC subtypes studied here, despite the limited sample size ( n  = 17)...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
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