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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521150/the-effects-of-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-on-dorsoventral-patterning-convergent-extension-and-neural-and-cardiac-development-of-zebrafish
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Jia Xu, Qiuping Zhang, Xu Li, Sihui Zhan, Lifeng Wang, Dongyan Chen
Currently, nanoparticles are widely used in biomedicine and industry. CuO nanoparticles (CuO-NPs) are versatile materials in our daily life and their toxicity has drawn extensive attention. In this study, we concentrate on the effect of CuO-NPs on early zebrafish development. The results reveal that CuO-NPs can induce abnormal phenotypes of a smaller head and eyes and delayed epiboly. The gene expression pattern shows that CuO-NPs spatially narrow the expression of dorsal genes chordin and goosecoid and alter the expression of dlx3, ntl and hgg which are related to the cell migration of gastrulation...
May 4, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450830/spiral-ganglion-neuron-projection-development-to-the-hindbrain-in-mice-lacking-peripheral-and-or-central-target-differentiation
#2
Karen L Elliott, Jennifer Kersigo, Ning Pan, Israt Jahan, Bernd Fritzsch
We investigate the importance of the degree of peripheral or central target differentiation for mouse auditory afferent navigation to the organ of Corti and auditory nuclei in three different mouse models: first, a mouse in which the differentiation of hair cells, but not central auditory nuclei neurons is compromised (Atoh1-cre; Atoh1(f/f) ); second, a mouse in which hair cell defects are combined with a delayed defect in central auditory nuclei neurons (Pax2-cre; Atoh1(f/f) ), and third, a mouse in which both hair cells and central auditory nuclei are absent (Atoh1(-/-))...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427856/frizzled-3-acts-upstream-of-alcam-during-embryonic-eye-development
#3
Franziska A Seigfried, Wiebke Cizelsky, Astrid S Pfister, Petra Dietmann, Paul Walther, Michael Kühl, Susanne J Kühl
Formation of a functional eye during vertebrate embryogenesis requires different processes such as cell migration, cell-cell interactions as well as intracellular signalling processes. It was previously shown that the non-canonical Wnt receptor Frizzled 3 (Fzd3) is required for proper eye formation, however, the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that loss of Fzd3 induces severe malformations of the developing eye and that this defect is phenocopied by loss of the activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (Alcam)...
April 17, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426529/diagnostic-utility-of-pax8-pax2-and-ngfr-immunohistochemical-expression-in-pediatric-renal-tumors
#4
Nicoleta C Arva, Jeffrey Bonadio, Elizabeth J Perlman, Mariana M Cajaiba
Pediatric renal tumors (PRT) with small round blue or spindle cell morphology can be diagnostically challenging and only a limited number of immunohistochemical markers have been documented to help in the diagnosis: paired box (Pax) 2 and nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) positivity have been demonstrated in Wilms tumor (WT) and clear cell sarcoma of the kidney (CCSK), respectively. However, the immunohistochemical expression of these markers in other PRT remains unknown. This study investigated Pax8, Pax2, and NGFR immunophenotype in a large series of PRT...
April 19, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412963/posttranslationally-modified-progesterone-receptors-direct-ligand-specific-expression-of-breast-cancer-stem-cell-associated-gene-programs
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Todd P Knutson, Thu H Truong, Shihong Ma, Nicholas J Brady, Megan E Sullivan, Ganesh Raj, Kathryn L Schwertfeger, Carol A Lange
BACKGROUND: Estrogen and progesterone are potent breast mitogens. In addition to steroid hormones, multiple signaling pathways input to estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) actions via posttranslational events. Protein kinases commonly activated in breast cancers phosphorylate steroid hormone receptors (SRs) and profoundly impact their activities. METHODS: To better understand the role of modified PRs in breast cancer, we measured total and phospho-Ser294 PRs in 209 human breast tumors represented on 2754 individual tissue spots within a tissue microarray and assayed the regulation of this site in human tumor explants cultured ex vivo...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315934/gas1-expression-in-parietal-cells-of-bowman-s-capsule-in-experimental-diabetic-nephropathy
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Brenda I Luna-Antonio, Rafael Rodriguez-Muñoz, Carmen Namorado-Tonix, Paula Vergara, Jose Segovia, Jose L Reyes
Gas1 (Growth Arrest-Specific 1) is a pleiotropic protein with novel functions including anti-proliferative and proapoptotic activities. In the kidney, the expression of Gas1 has been described in mesangial cells. In this study, we described that renal parietal cells of Bowman's capsule (BC) and the distal nephron cells also express Gas1. The role of Gas1 in the kidney is not yet known. There is a subpopulation of progenitor cells in Bowman's capsule with self-renewal properties which can eventually differentiate into podocytes as a possible mechanism of regeneration in the early stages of diabetic nephropathy...
March 18, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302062/ancestral-and-novel-roles-of-pax-family-genes-in-mollusks
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Maik Scherholz, Emanuel Redl, Tim Wollesen, André Luiz de Oliveira, Christiane Todt, Andreas Wanninger
BACKGROUND: Pax genes are transcription factors with significant roles in cell fate specification and tissue differentiation during animal ontogeny. Most information on their tempo-spatial mode of expression is available from well-studied model organisms where the Pax-subfamilies Pax2/5/8, Pax6, and Paxα/β are mainly involved in the development of the central nervous system (CNS), the eyes, and other sensory organs. In certain taxa, Pax2/5/8 seems to be additionally involved in the development of excretion organs...
March 16, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253300/the-pax-gene-family-highlights-from-cephalopods
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Sandra Navet, Auxane Buresi, Sébastien Baratte, Aude Andouche, Laure Bonnaud-Ponticelli, Yann Bassaglia
Pax genes play important roles in Metazoan development. Their evolution has been extensively studied but Lophotrochozoa are usually omitted. We addressed the question of Pax paralog diversity in Lophotrochozoa by a thorough review of available databases. The existence of six Pax families (Pax1/9, Pax2/5/8, Pax3/7, Pax4/6, Paxβ, PoxNeuro) was confirmed and the lophotrochozoan Paxβ subfamily was further characterized. Contrary to the pattern reported in chordates, the Pax2/5/8 family is devoid of homeodomain in Lophotrochozoa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160066/pax2-pax8-defined-subdomains-and-the-occurrence-of-apoptosis-in-the-posterior-placodal-area-of-mice
#9
Stefan Washausen, Wolfgang Knabe
The present work aims to improve our understanding of the causes and functions of apoptosis during the morphogenesis of epibranchial placodes in mice. Schematic maps helped to compare the spatiotemporal sequence of apoptotic events with the protein expression patterns of general (Six1) and specific placodal markers (Pax2, Pax8). Our findings challenge the view that, in mammals, all three epibranchial placodes spring from the original posterior placodal area (PPA) of presomite or early somite embryos. Instead, close-meshed analysis of the Pax2/Pax8 expression patterns demonstrates the stepwise emergence of two subdomains which both belong to the gradually expanding PPA, and which largely give rise to the otic placode and epibranchial placode 1 (anterior subdomain), or to the caudal epibranchial placodes (posterior subdomain)...
February 3, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105130/biological-characterization-of-sheep-kidney-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#10
Meng Ji, Chunyu Bai, Lu Li, Ya'Nan Fan, Caiyun Ma, Xiangchen Li, Weijun Guan
The aim of the present study was to isolate, culture and characterize sheep metanephric mesenchymal stem cells (MMSCs). The MMSCs were isolated from the kidney tissue of six-week-old sheep fetus. This study investigated whether primary MMSCs could be grown for 26 passages and expressed Oct-4, which is involved in the self-renewal of undifferentiated pluripotent stem cells. The MMSCs also expressed the renal lineage marker gene PAX2, and mesenchymal cell marker genes CD44, FN1 and VIM. Expression of these genes was detected using immunofluorescence and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction assays...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094913/inhibition-of-pax2-transcription-activation-with-a-small-molecule-that-targets-the-dna-binding-domain
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Edward Grimley, Chenzhong Liao, Egon J Ranghini, Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska, Gregory R Dressler
The Pax gene family encodes DNA binding transcription factors that control critical steps in embryonic development and differentiation of specific cell lineages. Often, Pax proteins are re-expressed or ectopically expressed in cancer and other diseases of abnormal proliferation, making them attractive targets for tissue specific inhibition by small molecules. In this report, we used a homology model of the Pax2 paired domain and a virtual screen to identify small molecules that can inhibit binding of the paired domain to DNA and Pax2 mediated transcription activation...
January 24, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991925/pax2-function-regulation-and-targeting-in-fallopian-tube-derived-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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D A Modi, R D Tagare, S Karthikeyan, A Russo, M Dean, D A Davis, D D Lantvit, J E Burdette
The fallopian tube epithelium (FTE) is one of the progenitor populations for high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC). Loss of PAX2 is the earliest known molecular aberration in the FTE occurring in serous carcinogenesis followed by a mutation in p53. Pathological studies report consistent loss of PAX2 in benign lesions as well as serous tumors. In the current study, the combined loss of PAX2 and expression of the R273H p53 mutant protein in murine oviductal epithelial (MOE) cells enhanced proliferation and growth in soft agar in vitro but was insufficient to drive tumorigenesis in vivo...
December 19, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939779/comparative-immunomorphology-of-testicular-sertoli-and-sertoliform-tumors
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Hector Mesa, Scott Gilles, Milton W Datta, Paari Murugan, Wendy Larson, Susan Dachel, Juan C Manivel
Sertoli cell (SC) and sertoliform tumors of the testis are very uncommon; for this reason their differential diagnosis and classification can be challenging. We applied an extensive immunophenotypic panel that included androgenic hormones, enzymes and receptors, neuroendocrine, lineage and genitourinary markers to a series of these lesions to determine if and which immunostains can aid in their diagnostic workup. Study cases included: 2 androgen insensitivity syndrome associated SC-adenomas, 3 SC tumors not otherwise specified (SCT-NOS), 3 sclerosing-SCT, 2 large cell calcifying-SCT, 1 SCT with heterologous-sarcomatous elements, 1 malignant SCT, and 1 sertoliform rete testis adenoma (sertoliform-RTA)...
December 7, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939388/pax2-is-persistently-expressed-by-gabaergic-neurons-throughout-the-adult-rat-dorsal-horn
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Max Larsson
The transcription factor Pax2 is required for the differentiation of GABAergic neurons in the mouse dorsal horn. Pax2 continues to be expressed in the adult murine spinal cord and has been used as a presumed marker of GABAergic neurons in the superficial dorsal horn of the adult mouse, although a strict association between adult Pax2 expression and presence of GABA throughout the dorsal horn has not been firmly established. Moreover, whether Pax2 is selectively expressed in GABAergic dorsal horn neurons also in the rat is unknown...
December 8, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902570/preprotachykinin-a-is-expressed-by-a-distinct-population-of-excitatory-neurons-in-the-mouse-superficial-spinal-dorsal-horn-including-cells-that-respond-to-noxious-and-pruritic-stimuli
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Maria Gutierrez-Mecinas, Andrew M Bell, Alina Marin, Rebecca Taylor, Kieran A Boyle, Takahiro Furuta, Masahiko Watanabe, Erika Polgár, Andrew J Todd
The superficial dorsal horn, which is the main target for nociceptive and pruritoceptive primary afferents, contains a high density of excitatory interneurons. Our understanding of their roles in somatosensory processing has been restricted by the difficulty of distinguishing functional populations among these cells. We recently defined 3 nonoverlapping populations among the excitatory neurons, based on the expression of neurotensin, neurokinin B, and gastrin-releasing peptide. Here we identify and characterise another population: neurons that express the tachykinin peptide substance P...
March 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896618/loss-of-liver-kinase-b1-causes-planar-polarity-defects-in-cochlear-hair-cells-in-mice
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Yuqin Men, Aizhen Zhang, Liwen Zhang, Yecheng Jin, Zhishuo Wang, Jing Zhao, Xiaolin Yu, Jian Zhang, Jiangang Gao
The tumor suppressor gene liver kinase B1 (LKB1), also called STK11, encodes a serine/threonine kinase. LKB1 plays crucial roles in cell differentiation, proliferation, and polarity. In this study, LKB1 conditional knockout mice (LKB1(Pax2) CKO mice) were generated using Pax2-Cre mice to investigate the function of LKB1 in inner ear hair cells during early embryonic period. LKB1(Pax2) CKO mice died perinatally. Immunofluorescence and scanning electron microscopy revealed that stereociliary bundles in LKB1(Pax2) CKO mice were clustered and misoriented, respectively...
November 28, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895556/neurosensory-differentiation-and-innervation-patterning-in-the-human-fetal-vestibular-end-organs-between-the-gestational-weeks-8-12
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Lejo Johnson Chacko, Elisabeth J Pechriggl, Helga Fritsch, Helge Rask-Andersen, Michael J F Blumer, Anneliese Schrott-Fischer, Rudolf Glueckert
Balance orientation depends on the precise operation of the vestibular end organs and the vestibular ganglion neurons. Previous research on the assemblage of the neuronal network in the developing fetal vestibular organ has been limited to data from animal models. Insights into the molecular expression profiles and signaling moieties involved in embryological development of the human fetal inner ear have been limited. We present an investigation of the cells of the vestibular end organs with specific focus on the hair cell differentiation and innervation pattern using an uninterrupted series of unique specimens from gestational weeks 8-12...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875264/expression-of-wnt4-5-during-reproductive-cycle-of-catfish-and-wnt5-promoter-analysis
#18
Yarikipati Prathibha, Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran
Signaling molecules, Wnt4 and Wnt5, are essential for ovarian growth during developmental stages in mammals. Although these molecules were identified in several teleosts, their precise expression and role in reproductive processes have not yet been explored in any lower vertebrates. In view of this, using catfish, Clarias batrachus as an animal model, cloning and expression analysis of wnt4 and wnt5 were analyzed in different tissues, at various developmental stages, during ovarian reproductive cycle and after gonadotropin induction...
January 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783222/development-of-putative-inhibitory-neurons-in-the-embryonic-and-postnatal-mouse-superficial-spinal-dorsal-horn
#19
Anita Balázs, Zoltán Mészár, Krisztina Hegedűs, Annamária Kenyeres, Zoltán Hegyi, Klaudia Dócs, Miklós Antal
The superficial spinal dorsal horn is the first relay station of pain processing. It is also widely accepted that spinal synaptic processing to control the modality and intensity of pain signals transmitted to higher brain centers is primarily defined by inhibitory neurons in the superficial spinal dorsal horn. Earlier studies suggest that the construction of pain processing spinal neural circuits including the GABAergic components should be completed by birth, although major chemical refinements may occur postnatally...
October 25, 2016: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764784/dna-methylation-promotes-paired-box-2-expression-via-myeloid-zinc-finger-1-in-endometrial-cancer
#20
Nan Jia, Jieyu Wang, Qing Li, Xiang Tao, Kaikai Chang, Keqin Hua, Yinhua Yu, Kwong-Kwok Wong, Weiwei Feng
This work investigated the role of paired box 2 (PAX2) in endometrial cancer and its epigenetic regulation mechanism. Endometrial cancer tissues and cell lines exhibited increased PAX2 expression compared with hyperplasia, normal endometrium and endometrial epithelial cells. Knock-down of PAX2 resulted in reduced cell viability, invasion and migration, and PAX2 overexpression caused the opposite effects. Increased methylation of the PAX2 promoter was observed in both cancer tissues and cell lines and was positively correlated with PAX2 expression...
December 20, 2016: Oncotarget
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