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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445478/delayed-histochemical-alterations-within-the-neurovascular-unit-due-to-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-and-experimental-treatment-with-neurotrophic-factors
#1
Dominik Michalski, Roman Pitsch, Deepu R Pillai, Bianca Mages, Susanne Aleithe, Jens Grosche, Henrik Martens, Felix Schlachetzki, Wolfgang Härtig
Current stroke therapy is focused on recanalizing strategies, but neuroprotective co-treatments are still lacking. Modern concepts of the ischemia-affected neurovascular unit (NVU) and surrounding penumbra emphasize the complexity during the transition from initial damaging to regenerative processes. While early treatment with neurotrophic factors was shown to result in lesion size reduction and blood-brain barrier (BBB) stabilization, cellular consequences from these treatments are poorly understood. This study explored delayed cellular responses not only to ischemic stroke, but also to an early treatment with neurotrophic factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442994/egf-enhances-oligodendrogenesis-from-glial-progenitor-cells
#2
Junlin Yang, Xuejun Cheng, Jiajun Qi, Binghua Xie, Xiaofeng Zhao, Kang Zheng, Zunyi Zhang, Mengsheng Qiu
Emerging evidence indicates that epidermal growth factor (EGF) signaling plays a positive role in myelin development and repair, but little is known about its biological effects on the early generation and differentiation of oligodendrocyte (OL) lineage cells. In this study, we investigated the role of EGF in early OL development with isolated glial restricted precursor (GRP) cells. It was found that EGF collaborated with Platelet Derived Growth Factor-AA (PDGFaa) to promote the survival and self-renewal of GRP cells, but predisposed GRP cells to develop into O4(-) early-stage oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) in the absence of or PDGFaa...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440510/migration-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-are-induced-by-hgf-c-met-signalling-via-lamellipodia-and-filopodia-formation
#3
Hiroki Yasui, Yuichi Ohnishi, Masahiro Nakajima, Masami Nozaki
The activation of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) results in cellular effects including cell proliferation, survival, migration and invasion; RTKs also play an important role in tumourigenesis. It has been reported that EGFR signalling controls the migration of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) SAS and HSC3 cells but not of HSC4 cells, although the proliferation of HSC4 cells is regulated by EGF/EGFR. In the present study, we investigated the roles of EGFR and the c-Met signalling pathway in cell migration via filopodia and lamellipodia formation, which may be prerequisites for migration...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440457/%C3%AE-catenin-induces-expression-of-prohibitin-gene-in-acute-leukemic-cells
#4
Dong Min Kim, Hanbit Jang, Myung Geun Shin, Jeong-Hoon Kim, Sang Mo Shin, Sang-Hyun Min, Il-Chul Kim
Prohibitin (PHB) is a multifunctional protein conserved in eukaryotic systems and shows various expression levels in tumor cells. However, regulation of PHB is not clearly understood. Here, we focused on the regulation of PHB expression by Wnt signaling, one of dominant regulatory signals in various leukemic cells. High mRNA levels of PHB were found in half of clinical leukemia samples. PHB expression was increased by inhibition of the MAPK pathway and decreased by activation of EGF signal. Although cell proliferating signals downregulated the transcription of PHB, treatment with lithium chloride, an analog of the Wnt signal, induced PHB level in various cell types...
April 25, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440420/wound-healing-effect-of-an-astragalus%C3%A2-membranaceus-polysaccharide-and-its-mechanism
#5
Bingjiang Zhao, Xuanfen Zhang, Wei Han, Ju Cheng, Yonghong Qin
In the present study, a novel polysaccharide, APS2-1, was isolated and purified from Astragalus membranaceus using DEAE-cellulose and Sephadex G-100 chromatography. The effect of APS2‑1 on the promotion of wound healing was evaluated and its preliminary mechanism was investigated. In vitro experiments showed that APS2‑1 was able to promote human skin fibroblast (HSF) propagation and accelerate cell cycle progression. For further examination, a scalded mice model was used to verify the effect of APS2‑1 and investigate its mechanism of action...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437084/affinity-binding-of-emr2-expressing-cells-by-surface-grafted-chondroitin-sulfate-b
#6
Anouck L S Burzava, Marek Jasieniak, Michaelia P Cockshell, Claudine S Bonder, Frances J Harding, Hans Joerg Griesser, Nicolas H Voelcker
The propensity of glycosaminoglycans to mediate cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions opens the door to capture cells, including circulating blood cells, onto biomaterial substrates. Chondroitin sulfate (CS) -B is of particular interest, since it interacts with the receptor (EGF)-like module-containing mucin-like hormone receptor-like 2 precursor (EMR2) displayed on the surface of leukocytes and endothelial progenitor cells. Herein, CS-B and its isomer CS-A were covalently immobilized onto heptylamine plasma polymer films via three different binding chemistries to develop platform technology for the capture of EMR2 expressing cells onto solid carriers...
April 24, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436750/emap-ii-sensitize-u87mg-and-glioma-stem-like-cells-to-temozolomide-via-induction-of-autophagy-mediated-cell-death-and-g2-m-arrest
#7
Qi Yu, Libo Liu, Ping Wang, Yilong Yao, Yixue Xue, Yunhui Liu
Despite the fact that temozolomide (TMZ) has been widely accepted as the key chemotherapeutic agent to prolong the survival of patients with glioblastoma, failure and recurrence cases can still be observed in clinics. Glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) are thought to be responsible for the drug resistance. In this study, we investigate whether endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide-II (EMAP-II), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, can enhance TMZ cytotoxicity on U87MG and GSCs or not. As described in prior research, GSCs have been isolated from U87MG and maintained in the serum-free DMEM/F12 medium containing EGF, b-FGF, and B27...
April 24, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436077/neuroprotective-effect-of-epidermal-growth-factor-in-experimental-acrylamide-neuropathy-an-electrophysiological-approach
#8
H Perez-Saad, N Subiros, J Berlanga, L Aldana, D Garcia Del Barco
The neuroprotective effect of epidermal growth factor (EGF) has been documented in different contexts, but its potential benefits in peripheral neuropathies have been little studied. We investigated the neuroprotective action of EGF in experimental neuropathy induced by acrylamide (ACR). Mice and rats were treated chronically with acrylamide for 6 and 8 weeks, respectively. Concurrently they received EGF in daily doses of 1 and 5 mg/kg in mice and 3 mg/kg in rats, or saline (PBS). ACR severely affected the neurological score, the muscle strength, and the muscle potential M, in mice, as well as F-waves, sensory potentials (SP), and apomorphine-induced penile erection, in rats...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436008/a-sea-urchin-in%C3%A2-vivo-model-to-evaluate-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#9
Daniele P Romancino, Letizia Anello, Antonella Lavanco, Valentina Buffa, Maria Di Bernardo, Antonella Bongiovanni
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an evolutionarily conserved cellular program, which is a prerequisite for the metastatic cascade in carcinoma progression. Here, we evaluate the EMT process using the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus embryo. In sea urchin embryos, the earliest EMT event is related to the acquisition of a mesenchymal phenotype by the spiculogenetic primary mesenchyme cells (PMCs) and their migration into the blastocoel. We investigated the effect of inhibiting the epidermal growth factor (EGF) signaling pathway on this process, and we observed that mesenchyme cell differentiation was blocked...
April 24, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434940/prospective-isolation-and-comparison-of-human-germinal-matrix-and%C3%A2-glioblastoma-egfr-populations-with-stem-cell-properties
#10
Jessica Tome-Garcia, Rut Tejero, German Nudelman, Raymund L Yong, Robert Sebra, Huaien Wang, Mary Fowkes, Margret Magid, Martin Walsh, Violeta Silva-Vargas, Elena Zaslavsky, Roland H Friedel, Fiona Doetsch, Nadejda M Tsankova
Characterization of non-neoplastic and malignant human stem cell populations in their native state can provide new insights into gliomagenesis. Here we developed a purification strategy to directly isolate EGFR(+/-) populations from human germinal matrix (GM) and adult subventricular zone autopsy tissues, and from de novo glioblastoma (GBM) resections, enriching for cells capable of binding EGF ligand ((LB)EGFR(+)), and uniquely compared their functional and molecular properties. (LB)EGFR(+) populations in both GM and GBM encompassed all sphere-forming cells and displayed proliferative stem cell properties in vitro...
April 19, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433699/egfr-mediated-apoptosis-via-stat3
#11
Nicole M Jackson, Brian P Ceresa
The Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is a cell surface receptor with primary implications in cell growth in both normal and malignant tissue. Paradoxically, cell lines that hyperexpress the EGFR have been documented to undergo receptor-mediated apoptosis. The underlying mechanism by which EGF-induced apoptosis occurs however remains inexplicit. In an attempt to identify this mechanism, we assessed downstream effectors of EGFR in MDA-MB-468 cells during conditions of EGF-induced apoptosis. The effector assessment revealed STAT3 as a potential mediator of EGF-induced apoptosis...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430389/combination-of-carmustine-and-selenite-inhibits-egfr-mediated-growth-signaling-in-androgen-independent-prostate-cancer-cells
#12
Vijayalakshmi Thamilselvan, Mani Menon, Gary S Stein, Fred Valeriote, Sivagnanam Thamilselvan
Although aberrant androgen receptor (AR) signaling is a central mechanism for castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) progression, AR-independent survival and growth signaling is also present in CRPC. The current therapeutic options for patients with CRPC are limited and new drugs are desperately needed to eliminate these crucial growth signaling pathways. Overexpression of EGFR in CRPC primarily mediates the proliferation of androgen-independent prostate cancer (AIPC) cells. We have previously shown that combination of carmustine and selenite effectively induces apoptosis and growth inhibition by targeting AR and AR-variants in castration resistant prostate cancer cells...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429008/anticancer-effects-of-novel-resveratrol-analogues-on-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Daniele Vergara, Stefania De Domenico, Andrea Tinelli, Eleonora Stanca, Loretta L Del Mercato, Anna M Giudetti, Pasquale Simeone, Nicola Guazzelli, Marco Lessi, Chiara Manzini, Angelo Santino, Fabio Bellina, Michele Maffia
Resveratrol, a naturally occurring phytoalexin, has long been known to play an important regulatory role in key functions in cell physiology. This multifunctional role of resveratrol is explained by its ability to interact with several targets of various cell pathways. In the recent past, synthetic chemical modifications have been made in an attempt to enhance the biological effects of resveratrol, including its anti-cancer properties. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms of action of novel trans-restricted analogues of resveratrol in which the C-C double bond of the natural derivative has been replaced by diaryl-substituted imidazole analogues...
April 21, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428274/egfr-mediates-responses-to-small-molecule-drugs-targeting-oncogenic-fusion-kinases
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Aria Vaishnavi, Laura Schubert, Uwe Rix, Lindsay A Marek, Anh T Le, Stephen Keysar, Magdalena J Glogowska, Matthew A Smith, Severine L Kako, Natalia J Sumi, Kurtis D Davies, Kathryn E Ware, Marileila Varella-Garcia, Eric B Haura, Antonio Jimeno, Lynn E Heasley, Dara L Aisner, Robert C Doebele
Oncogenic kinase fusions of ALK, ROS1, RET and NTRK1 act as drivers in human lung and other cancers. Residual tumor burden following treatment of ALK or ROS1+ lung cancer patients with oncogene-targeted therapy ultimately enables the emergence of drug-resistant clones, limiting the long-term effectiveness of these therapies. To determine the signaling mechanisms underlying incomplete tumor cell killing in oncogene-addicted cancer cells, we investigated the role of EGFR signaling in drug-naive cancer cells harboring these oncogene fusions...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428262/uncoupling-neurogenic-gene-networks-in-the-drosophila-embryo
#15
William A Rogers, Yogesh Goyal, Kei Yamaya, Stanislav Y Shvartsman, Michael S Levine
The EGF signaling pathway specifies neuronal identities in the Drosophila embryo by regulating developmental patterning genes such as intermediate neurons defective (ind). EGFR is activated in the ventral midline and neurogenic ectoderm by the Spitz ligand, which is processed by the Rhomboid protease. CRISPR/Cas9 was used to delete defined rhomboid enhancers mediating expression at each site of Spitz processing. Surprisingly, the neurogenic ectoderm, not the ventral midline, was found to be the dominant source of EGF patterning activity...
April 20, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427809/picrasidine-g-decreases-viability-of-mda-mb-468-egfr-overexpressing-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-through-inhibition-of-egfr-stat3-signaling-pathway
#16
Naoya Yamashita, Manami Kondo, Shuai Zhao, Wei Li, Kazuo Koike, Kiyomitsu Nemoto, Yuichiro Kanno
Targeted therapy is unavailable for treating patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which accounts for approximately 15% of all breast cancers. Overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is observed in approximately 30-60% of TNBCs. Therefore, developing novel strategies for inhibiting EGFR signaling is required. In the present study, a natural compound library was screened to identify molecules that target TNBCs that overexpress EGFR. Picrasidine G (PG), a naturally occurring dimeric alkaloid produced by Picrasma quassioides, decreased the viability of the MDA-MB 468 cell line (TNBC(EGFR+)) compared with other breast cancer cell lines...
March 23, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425446/yap-modulates-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-simultaneous-apoptosis-and-emt-through-upregulation-of-the-egf-receptor
#17
Yi Liu, Kai He, Ying Hu, Xiaojie Guo, Dongmei Wang, Weiwei Shi, Jingsong Li, Jianguo Song
YAP is a transcriptional co-regulator that plays important roles in various patho-physiological processes, including the survival and death of cells. However, the effect of YAP on apoptosis and EMT, simultaneously mediated by TGF-β1, is not known. In this study, we demonstrate that YAP can modulate cell fate of apoptosis versus EMT by acting as a surviving factor. Overexpression of YAP in mouse mammary epithelial (NMuMG) cells suppressed TGF-β1-induced apoptosis, which shifted the cellular response predominantly toward EMT...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423697/essential-role-of-endogenous-prolactin-and-cdk7-in-estrogen-induced-upregulation-of-the-prolactin-receptor-in-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Raghuveer Kavarthapu, Maria L Dufau
Our early studies have shown that Estradiol (E2)/Estrogen Receptor α (ER) in a non-DNA dependent manner through complex formation with C/EBPβ/SP1 induced transcriptional activation of the generic hPIII promoter and expression of the Prolactin Receptor (PRLR) receptor in MCF-7 cells. Subsequent studies demonstrated effects of unliganded ERα with requisite participation of endogenous PRL on the activation of PRLR transcription. Also, EGF/ERBB1 in the absence of PRL and E2 effectively induced upregulation of the PRLR...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422949/heparin-binding-egf-like-growth-factor-promotes-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-and-protects-the-enteric-nervous-system-after-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#19
Yu Zhou, Yijie Wang, Jacob Olson, Jixin Yang, Gail E Besner
BACKGROUND: Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is associated with alterations of the ENS, with loss of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) expressing neurons in the intestine. The aims of this study were to investigate the roles of heparin binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) in neural stem cell (NSC) differentiation, nNOS expression, and effects on ENS integrity during experimental NEC. METHODS: The effects of HB-EGF on NSC differentiation and nNOS production were determined using cultured enteric NSC...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422286/isorhapontigenin-induced-cell-growth-inhibition-and-apoptosis-by-targeting-egfr-related-pathways-in-prostate-cancer
#20
Cuicui Zhu, Qingyi Zhu, Zhaomeng Wu, Yingying Yin, Dan Kang, Shan Lu, Ping Liu
Isorhapontigenin (ISO), a naturally phytopolyphenol compound existing in Chinese herb, apples and various vegetables, has attracted extensive interest in recent years for its diverse pharmacological characteristics. Increasing evidences reveal that ISO can inhibit cancer cell growth by induced apoptosis, however the molecular mechanisms is not fully understood. In this study, we found for the first time that ISO apparently induced cell growth inhibition and apoptosis by targeting EGFR and its downstream signal pathways in prostate cancer (PCa) cells both in vitro and in vivo, whereas no obviously effect on normal prostate cells...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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