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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044715/bayesian-genome-wide-association-analysis-for-body-weight-in-farmed-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar-l
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G M Yoshida, J P Lhorente, R Carvalheiro, J M Yáñez
We performed a genome-wide association study to detect markers associated with growth traits in Atlantic salmon. The analyzed traits included body weight at tagging (BWT) and body weight at 25 months (BW25M). Genotypes of 4662 animals were imputed from the 50K SNP chip to the 200K SNP chip using fimpute software. The markers were simultaneously modeled using Bayes C to identify genomic regions associated with the traits. We identified windows explaining a maximum of 3.71% and 3.61% of the genetic variance for BWT and BW25M respectively...
October 17, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028290/plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-regulates-the-vascular-expression-of-vitronectin
#2
M Luo, Y Ji, Y Luo, R Li, W P Fay, J Wu
BACKGROUND: Increased expression of vitronectin (VN) by smooth muscle cells (SMCs) promotes neointima formation after vascular injury and may contribute to chronic vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis. However, the molecular regulation of vascular VN expression is poorly defined. Given the overlapping expression profiles and functions of VN and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), we hypothesized that PAI-1 regulates vascular VN expression OBJECTIVES: Determine whether PAI-1 regulates VN expression in SMCs and in vivo...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956830/platelet-integrins-in-tumor-metastasis-do-they-represent-a-therapeutic-target
#3
REVIEW
Marion Lavergne, Emily Janus-Bell, Mathieu Schaff, Christian Gachet, Pierre H Mangin
Platelets are small anucleated cell fragments that ensure the arrest of bleeding after a vessel wall injury. They are also involved in non-hemostatic function such as development, immunity, inflammation, and in the hematogeneous phase of metastasis. While the role of platelets in tumor metastasis has been recognized for 60 years, the molecular mechanism underlying this process remains largely unclear. Platelets physically and functionally interact with various tumor cells through surface receptors including integrins...
September 28, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955745/bioengineered-bruch-s-like-extracellular-matrix-promotes-retinal-pigment-epithelial-differentiation
#4
Samuel McLenachan, Erwei Hao, Dan Zhang, Ling Zhang, Michael Edel, Fred Chen
In the eye, the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) adheres to a complex protein matrix known as Bruch's membrane (BrM). The aim of this study was to provide enriched conditions for RPE cell culture through the production of a BrM-like matrix. Our hypothesis was that a human RPE cell line would deposit an extracellular matrix (ECM) resembling BrM. The composition and structure of ECM deposited by ARPE19 cells (ARPE19-ECM) was characterized. To produce ARPE19-ECM, ARPE19 cells were cultured in the presence dextran sulphate...
July 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941021/immobilization-of-vitronectin-binding-heparan-sulfates-onto-surfaces-to-support-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Lynn Yap, Sadasivam Murali, Gajadhar Bhakta, Drew M Titmarsh, Allen Kuan-Liang Chen, Lyn Chiin Sim, Muriel Bardor, Yu Ming Lim, James C H Goh, Steve K W Oh, Andre B H Choo, Andre J van Wijnen, David E Robinson, Jason D Whittle, William R Birch, Robert D Short, Victor Nurcombe, Simon M Cool
Functionalizing medical devices with polypeptides to enhance their performance has become important for improved clinical success. The extracellular matrix (ECM) adhesion protein vitronectin (VN) is an effective coating, although the chemistry used to attach VN often reduces its bioactivity. In vivo, VN binds the ECM in a sequence-dependent manner with heparan sulfate (HS) glycosaminoglycans. We reasoned therefore that sequence-based affinity chromatography could be used to isolate a VN-binding HS fraction (HS9) for use as a coating material to capture VN onto implant surfaces...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941013/deoxycholic-acid-promotes-development-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-barrett-s-oesophagus-by-modulating-integrin-%C3%AE-v-trafficking
#6
David O Prichard, Anne Marie Byrne, James O Murphy, John V Reynolds, Jacintha O'Sullivan, Ronan Feighery, Brendan Doyle, Osama Sharaf Eldin, Stephen P Finn, Aoife Maguire, Deirdre Duff, Dermot P Kelleher, Aideen Long
The fundamental mechanisms underlying erosive oesophagitis and subsequent development of Barrett's oesophagus (BO) are poorly understood. Here, we investigated the contribution of specific components of the gastric refluxate on adhesion molecules involved in epithelial barrier maintenance. Cell line models of squamous epithelium (HET-1A) and BO (QH) were used to examine the effects of bile acids on cell adhesion to extracellular matrix proteins (Collagen, laminin, vitronectin, fibronectin) and expression of integrin ligands (α3 , α4, α5 , α6 and αν )...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937683/a-vitronectin-derived-peptide-reverses-ovariectomy-induced-bone-loss-via-regulation-of-osteoblast-and-osteoclast-differentiation
#7
Seung-Ki Min, Hyun Ki Kang, Sung Youn Jung, Da Hyun Jang, Byung-Moo Min
Osteoporosis affects millions of people worldwide by promoting bone resorption and impairing bone formation. Bisphosphonates, commonly used agents to treat osteoporosis, cannot reverse the substantial bone loss that has already occurred by the time of diagnosis. Moreover, their undesirable side-effects, including osteonecrosis of the jaw, have been reported. Here, we demonstrated that a new bioactive core vitronectin-derived peptide (VnP-16) promoted bone formation by accelerating osteoblast differentiation and activity through direct interaction with β1 integrin followed by FAK activation...
September 22, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916983/surface-changes-of-nanotopography-by-carbon-ion-implantation-to-enhance-the-biocompatibility-of-silicone-rubber-an-in-vitro-study-of-the-optimum-ion-fluence-and-adsorbed-protein
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Xianhui Li, Xin Zhou, Yao Chen, Shu Yu, Xin Chen, Xin Xia, Xiaohua Shi, Yiming Zhang, Dongli Fan
Lower cellular adhesion and dense fibrous capsule formation around silicone breast implants caused by lower biocompatibility is a serious clinical problem. Preliminary work has shown that ion implantation enhances cell adhesion. Whether the biocompatibility is further enhanced by higher doses of carbon ion implantation and the mechanism by which ion implantation enhances biocompatibility remain unclear. In this study, five doses of carbon ions, which gradually increase, were implanted on the surface of silicone rubber and then the surface characteristics were surveyed...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913669/resolving-distinct-molecular-origins-for-copper-effects-on-pai-1
#9
Joel C Bucci, Carlee S McClintock, Yuzhuo Chu, Gregory L Ware, Kayla D McConnell, Joseph P Emerson, Cynthia B Peterson
Components of the fibrinolytic system are subjected to stringent control to maintain proper hemostasis. Central to this regulation is the serpin plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), which is responsible for specific and rapid inhibition of fibrinolytic proteases. Active PAI-1 is inherently unstable and readily converts to a latent, inactive form. The binding of vitronectin and other ligands influences stability of active PAI-1. Our laboratory recently observed reciprocal effects on the stability of active PAI-1 in the presence of transition metals, such as copper, depending on the whether vitronectin was also present (Thompson et al...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855664/oral-mucosal-epithelial-cells-grown-on-porous-silicon-membrane-for-transfer-to-the-rat-eye
#10
Yazad D Irani, Sonja Klebe, Steven J P McInnes, Marek Jasieniak, Nicolas H Voelcker, Keryn A Williams
Dysfunction of limbal stem cells or their niche can result in painful, potentially sight-threatening ocular surface disease. We examined the utility of surface-modified porous-silicon (pSi) membranes as a scaffold for the transfer of oral mucosal cells to the eye. Male-origin rat oral mucosal epithelial cells were grown on pSi coated with collagen-IV and vitronectin, and characterised by immunocytochemistry. Scaffolds bearing cells were implanted into normal female rats, close to the limbus, for 8 weeks. Histology, immunohistochemistry and a multiplex nested PCR for sry were performed to detect transplanted cells...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839232/urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-upar-expression-enhances-invasion-and-metastasis-in-ras-mutated-tumors
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Concetta Di Mauro, Ada Pesapane, Luigi Formisano, Roberta Rosa, Valentina D'Amato, Paola Ciciola, Alberto Servetto, Roberta Marciano, Roberta Clara Orsini, Francesca Monteleone, Nicola Zambrano, Gabriella Fontanini, Adele Servadio, Giuseppe Pignataro, Lucia Grumetto, Antonio Lavecchia, Dario Bruzzese, Antonino Iaccarino, Giancarlo Troncone, Bianca Maria Veneziani, Nunzia Montuori, Sabino De Placido, Roberto Bianco
The urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) is a GPI-anchored cell membrane receptor that focuses urokinase (uPA) proteolytic activity on the cell surface. Its expression is increased in many human cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and colorectal cancer (CRC), and correlates with a poor prognosis and early invasion and metastasis. uPAR is able to control, through a cross-talk with tyrosine kinase receptors, the shift between tumor dormancy and proliferation, that usually precedes metastasis formation...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819560/a-novel-peptide-blocking-cancer-cell-invasion-by-structure-based-drug-design
#12
Yuki Yamada, Seiji Kanayama, Fuminori Ito, Noriyuki Kurita, Hiroshi Kobayashi
The receptor for the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA), uPAR, facilitates tumor cell invasion and metastasis by focusing on several ligands, including uPA, integrins and vitronectin. With computational prediction algorithms and structure-based drug design, we identified peptides containing the Gly-Lys-Gly-Glu-Gly-Glu-Gly-Lys-Gly sequence (peptide H1), which strongly interacts with uPAR. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of allosteric inhibition at the uPAR interface using a novel synthetic peptide and its function on ovarian cancer cell invasion...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814715/mast-cells-decrease-efficacy-of-anti-angiogenic-therapy-by-secreting-matrix-degrading-granzyme-b
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M Wroblewski, R Bauer, M Cubas Córdova, F Udonta, I Ben-Batalla, K Legler, C Hauser, J Egberts, M Janning, J Velthaus, C Schulze, K Pantel, C Bokemeyer, S Loges
Resistance towards VEGF-centered anti-angiogenic therapy still represents a substantial clinical challenge. We report here that mast cells alter the proliferative and organizational state of endothelial cells which reduces the efficacy of anti-angiogenic therapy. Consequently, absence of mast cells sensitizes tumor vessels for anti-angiogenic therapy in different tumor models. Mechanistically, anti-angiogenic therapy only initially reduces tumor vessel proliferation, however, this treatment effect was abrogated over time as a result of mast cell-mediated restimulation of angiogenesis...
August 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790378/hypoxia-impairs-agonist-induced-integrin-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-activation-and-platelet-aggregation
#14
Klytaimnistra Kiouptsi, Stepan Gambaryan, Elena Walter, Ulrich Walter, Kerstin Jurk, Christoph Reinhardt
Under ischemic conditions, tissues are exposed to hypoxia. Although human physiology, to a certain extent, can adapt to hypoxic conditions, the impact of low oxygen levels on platelet function is unresolved. Therefore, we explored how reduction of atmospheric oxygen levels to 1% might affect agonist-induced aggregation and static adhesion of isolated human platelets. We uncovered that isolated, washed human platelets exposed to hypoxic conditions show reduced thrombin receptor-activating peptide-6 (TRAP-6) and convulxin-induced aggregation...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776905/expression-of-cytokine-and-extracellular-matrix-mrnas-in-fetal-hepatic-stellate-cells
#15
Keai Sinn Tan, Kasem Kulkeaw, Yoichi Nakanishi, Daisuke Sugiyama
In mouse fetal liver, hepatoblasts, sinusoidal endothelial cells and macrophages (or erythroblastic islands) promote differentiation and proliferation of hematopoietic cells through cell-cell interactions and secretion of cytokines and extracellular matrix factors. Until now, we have had little knowledge of the hematopoietic cytokines or extracellular matrix mRNAs expressed in hepatic stellate cells. Using p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) to mark this cell population, we sorted 12.5, 14.5 and 16.5 dpc hepatic stellate cells and analyzed expression of cytokines and extracellular matrix mRNAs...
September 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773852/design-of-decorated-self-assembling-peptide-hydrogels-as-architecture-for-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#16
Annj Zamuner, Marta Cavo, Silvia Scaglione, Grazia Maria Lucia Messina, Teresa Russo, Antonio Gloria, Giovanni Marletta, Monica Dettin
Hydrogels from self-assembling ionic complementary peptides have been receiving a lot of interest from the scientific community as mimetic of the extracellular matrix that can offer three-dimensional supports for cell growth or can become vehicles for the delivery of stem cells, drugs or bioactive proteins. In order to develop a 3D "architecture" for mesenchymal stem cells, we propose the introduction in the hydrogel of conjugates obtained by chemoselective ligation between a ionic-complementary self-assembling peptide (called EAK) and three different bioactive molecules: an adhesive sequence with 4 Glycine-Arginine-Glycine-Aspartic Acid-Serine-Proline (GRGDSP) motifs per chain, an adhesive peptide mapped on h-Vitronectin and the growth factor Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1)...
August 26, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763481/osteoclastic-differentiation-and-resorption-is-modulated-by-bioactive-metal-ions-co2-cu2-and-cr3-incorporated-into-calcium-phosphate-bone-cements
#17
Anne Bernhardt, Martha Schamel, Uwe Gbureck, Michael Gelinsky
Biologically active metal ions in low doses have the potential to accelerate bone defect healing. For successful remodelling the interaction of bone graft materials with both bone-forming osteoblasts and bone resorbing osteoclasts is crucial. In the present study brushite forming calcium phosphate cements (CPC) were doped with Co2+, Cu2+ and Cr3+ and the influence of these materials on osteoclast differentiation and activity was examined. Human osteoclasts were differentiated from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) both on the surface and in indirect contact to the materials on dentin discs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754556/kidney-function-is-associated-with-an-altered-protein-composition-of-high-density-lipoprotein
#18
Katya B Rubinow, Clark M Henderson, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Ian H de Boer, Tomas Vaisar, Bryan Kestenbaum, Andrew N Hoofnagle
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) exhibit a myriad of metabolic derangements, including dyslipidemia characterized by low plasma concentrations of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-associated cholesterol. However, the effects of kidney disease on HDL composition have not been comprehensively determined. Here we used a targeted mass spectrometric approach to quantify 38 proteins contained in the HDL particles within a CKD cohort of 509 participants with a broad range of estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs) (CKD stages I-V, and a mean eGFR of 45...
July 26, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743114/cervical-alpha-actinin-4-is-upregulated-in-women-with-threatened-preterm-labor-and-microbial-invasion-of-the-amniotic-cavity
#19
Teresa Cobo, Montse Palacio, Maribel Grande, Ana B Sánchez-García, Josep M Estanyol, Marta López, Jordi Bosch, Cristina Martí, Eduard Gratacós
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the proteome profile of women with threatened preterm labor (PTL) below 34;0 weeks with and without microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) using mass spectrometry in the amniotic fluid (AF) and Western blot analysis in the cervical mucus and the vaginal fluid. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In the discovery phase, a case-control study including 8 women with MIAC and 7 without matched for gestational age at sampling was performed. Proteomic profile characterization was done using the LTQ VELOS Orbitrap mass spectrometer in the AF...
July 26, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738206/a-preliminary-study-on-the-effects-of-lanthanum-iii-on-plant-vitronectin-like-protein-and-its-toxicological-basis
#20
Lihong Wang, Jingfang He, Qing Yang, Xiaodong Li, Haiyan Wei, David D Y Chen, Xiaohua Huang
Vitronectin-like protein (VN) is widely found outside plant plasma membranes. The VN molecular surface contains a large number of active groups that combine strongly with rare earth elements (REEs), which means that VN is a preferential binding target for REEs exhibiting their toxic effects, but the toxicological mechanism remains unknown. This study used transmission electron microscopy, circular dichroism, fluorescence spectrometry, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and calculational chemistry (homology modeling, molecular dynamics simulation and quantum chemical calculation) to preliminarily investigate the effect of lanthanum [La(III)] as an REE, on the structure of VN and its toxicological mechanism...
July 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
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