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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441730/regulatory-mirnas-in-colorectal-carcinogenesis-and-metastasis
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Yongchen Guo, Yonghua Bao, Wancai Yang
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignancies and is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death world-wide, which is linked to genetic mutations, epigenetic alterations, and oncogenic signaling activation. MicroRNAs, one of the categories of epigenetics, have been demonstrated significant roles in carcinogenesis and progression through regulating of oncogenic signaling pathways, stem cells, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and metastasis. This review summarizes the roles of microRNAs in the regulating of Wnt, Ras, TGF-β, and inflammatory signaling pathways, stemness, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition, for carcinogenesis and metastasis in colorectal cancer...
April 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441080/color-coded-intravital-imaging-demonstrates-a-transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-antagonist-selectively-targets-stromal-cells-in-a-human-pancreatic-cancer-orthotopic-mouse-model
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Takashi Murakami, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Kentaro Miyake, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Tasuku Kiyuna, Jonathan C DeLong, Thinzar M Lwin, Ryusei Matsuyama, Ryutaro Mori, Takafumi Kumamoto, Takashi Chishima, Kuniya Tanaka, Yasushi Ichikawa, Michael Bouvet, Itaru Endo, Robert M Hoffman
Pancreatic cancer is a recalcitrant malignancy, partly due to desmoplastic stroma which stimulates tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis, and inhibits chemotherapeutic drug delivery. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) has an important role in the formation of stromal desmoplasia. The present study describes the ability of color-coded intravital imaging to demonstrate the efficacy of a TGF-β inhibitor to target stroma in an orthotopic mouse model of pancreatic cancer. The BxPC-3 human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell line expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP), which also has a high TGF-β expression level, was used in an orthotopic model in transgenic nude mice ubiquitously expressing red fluorescent protein (RFP)...
April 25, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441069/low-doses-of-igg-from-atopic-individuals-can-modulate-in-vitro-ifn-%C3%AE-production-by-human-intra-thymic-tcd4-and-tcd8-cells-an-ivig-comparative-approach
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Fábio da Ressureição Sgnotto, Marília Garcia de Oliveira, Aline Aparecida de Lima Lira, Luciana Bento-de-Souza, Alberto José da Silva Duarte, Jefferson Russo Victor
The regulatory effect of allergic responses induced by IgG antibodies on human intra-thymic cells has not been reported in the literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible differential effect of purified IgG from atopic and non-atopic individuals on human intra-thymic αβT cell cytokine production. Thymic tissues were obtained from 14 patients who were less than seven days old. Additionally, blood samples were collected from atopic and non-atopic volunteers. Thymocytes and peripheral blood mononuclear cells were cultured with purified atopic or non-atopic IgG, and intracellular cytokine production was assessed...
April 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441064/bacillus-calmette-guerin-alleviates-airway-inflammation-and-remodeling-by-preventing-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Xinrui Tian, Xinli Tian, Rujie Huo, Qin Chang, Guoping Zheng, Yan Du, Yan Chen, Bo Niu
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a potent agent for the prevention of tuberculosis. Current studies have regarded BCG as an immunomodulator. However, there is little information on whether it can be used to inhibit airway inflammation and airway remodeling caused by asthma. Therefore, in this study, we investigate the role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in airway inflammation and airway remodeling as well as the possible therapeutic mechanism of BCG for the treatment of asthma. Wistar rats were sensitized and challenged by ovalbumin for 2 weeks or 8 weeks...
April 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440736/levistilide-a-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-liver-fibrosis-via-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-signaling-pathway
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Zhi-Min Zhao, Hong-Liang Liu, Xin Sun, Tao Guo, Li Shen, Yan-Yan Tao, Cheng-Hai Liu
Levistilide A (C24H28O4, molecular weight = 380.48) derived from Angelica sinensis (Danggui) has been reported to inhibit hepatic stellate cell proliferation. This study investigated the effects of levistilide A on liver fibrosis relating to angiogenesis, particularly on the characteristic change in liver sinusoidal endothelial cells. LX-2 cells were activated by TGF-β1, and the human hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (HHSECs) were induced by endothelial cell growth supplement. Cell viability was detected using a methylthiazoldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide assay; F-actin was visualized through the fluorescence probe method; cell proliferation was examined using the EdU kit; antiangiogenesis activity was assessed using the tube formation assay and transgenic zebrafish model...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440536/selected-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-the-possibility-of-their-use-in-the-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-severe-asthma
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Marcelina Koćwin, Mateusz Jonakowski, Marcelina Przemęcka, Michał Panek, Piotr Kuna
Asthma is a chronic heterogeneous illness of the lower airway with an inflammatory basis, developing from hyperresponsiveness and bronchial obstruction. One of the more unfavourable processes occurring in the airway are the long-term changes of the respiratory tract known as remodelling, resulting in complete irreversible obstruction. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is a member of the Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-b) superfamily, which regulates processes in embryonic and post-embryonic development...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440482/kmup-1-attenuates-high-glucose-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-induced-pro-fibrotic-proteins-in-mesangial-cells
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Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Ing-Jun Chen, Chao-Tang Chuang, Wan-Ting Ho, Lea-Yea Chuang, Jinn-Yuh Guh
We have previously demonstrated that KMUP-1, a xanthine-based nitric oxide enhancer, attenuates diabetic glomerulosclerosis, while increasing renal endothelial nitric oxide synthase expression in rats. However, the anti‑fibrotic mechanisms of KMUP‑1 treatment in diabetic nephropathy in terms of cell biology and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF‑β1) remain unclear. Therefore, the present study involved investigating the effects of KMUP‑1 on high glucose (HG) or TGF‑β1‑induced pro‑fibrotic proteins in mouse mesangial (MES13) cells, and the effects of KMUP‑1 on streptozotocin (STZ)‑induced diabetic rats...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440452/bambi-overexpression-together-with-%C3%AE-sitosterol-ameliorates-nsclc-via-inhibiting-autophagy-and-inactivating-tgf-%C3%AE-smad2-3-pathway
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Xingchun Wang, Minjie Li, Mengyao Hu, Ping Wei, Wei Zhu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has the highest mortality rate among all solid tumors with a poor prognosis. The BMP and activin receptor membrane bound inhibitor (BAMBI) has been identified as a hallmark of NSCLC and β-sitosterol possesses antitumor potentiality. This study explores the effect of BAMBI overexpression and β-sitosterol in the context of NSCLC. The results revealed that the transfection of pcDNA‑BAMBI and β-sitosterol treatment significantly reduced the levels of autophagy markers light chain 3 (LC3) II and Beclin 1, whereas the levels of LC3 I and p62 were promoted...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440420/wound-healing-effect-of-an-astragalus%C3%A2-membranaceus-polysaccharide-and-its-mechanism
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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/28440409/microrna-145-regulates-the-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-to-smooth-muscle-cells-via-targeting-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-4
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Kaisaier Aji, Yun Zhang, Abudusaimi Aimaiti, Yujie Wang, Mulati Rexiati, Baihetiya Azhati, Hamulati Tusong, Lei Cui, Chen Wang
Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying human adipose-derived stem cell (hASC) differentiation to smooth muscle may contribute to the development of effective therapies for relevant muscle defects, such as bladder wall and urethral defects. A previous study described the differentiation of hASCs to smooth muscle cells (SMCs) by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and bone morphogenetic protein‑4 (BMP4) treatment. The present study investigated whether microRNA-145 (miR‑145) may be involved in the process of hASC differentiation...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440392/suppressive-role-of-diallyl-trisul%C3%AF-de-in-the-activated-platelet-mediated-hematogenous-metastasis-of-mda-mb-231-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Yuping Liu, Yang Zhao, Yingyu Wang, Pingting Zhu, Zhonghong Wei, Siliang Wang, Li Tao, Zhaoguo Liu, Hongyan Wu, Xiaobo Sheng, Yin Lu
Accumulating evidence has indicated that garlic consumption may reduce the risk of developing several types of cancer, and extensive studies have revealed the effects of its bioactive component, diallyl trisulfide (DATS), on the proliferation and apoptosis of tumor cells. The present study was undertaken to examine whether DATS affects hematogenous metastasis. In view of the dynamic crosstalk interplayed by tumor cells and platelets in hematogenous metastasis, we attempted to demonstrate the role of DATS in the metastatic behavior of MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells, which were co-incubated with activated platelets...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440207/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-cancer-progression-preventive-phytochemicals
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Soorya Parathodi Illam, Arunaksharan Narayanankutty, Shaji Edappilly Mathew, Remya Valsalakumari, Rosemol M Jacob, Achuthan Chathrattil Raghavamenon
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is the conversion of epithelial cells into mesenchymal phenotype generally observed during embryogenesis and wound healing as well as in malignant transformation. Several signaling pathways and transcription factors associated with EMT have been explored. Dietary phytochemicals are multi-targeted agents that interfere with these pathways, assume preventive potential against pathologic EMT. OBJECTIVE: Present review aims to provide a detailed description on the nature, characteristics of EMT in physiological and pathophysiological conditions and the scope of phytochemicals in its prevention...
April 24, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440206/role-of-foxm1-in-the-progression-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Jing Zhang, Yangyang Niu, Chen Huang
Background and Objective:Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, characterized by its leading mortality, is one of the most common cancers worldwide. The underlying mechanisms contributing to epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis of GI cancer is poorly understood. It is well known that a great number of transcription factors including FoxM1, KLF4, STAT3 and so forth, are associated with the process of EMT and have also been strongly implicated in the proliferation, migration, and invasion of GI cancer cells...
April 24, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440100/detrimental-effects-of-nicotine-on-thioacetamide-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
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Zixiong Zhou, Surim Park, Jong Won Kim, Jing Zhao, Moo-Yeol Lee, Kyung Chul Choi, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
AIM: Nicotine exerts a number of physiological effects. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of nicotine on thioacetamide (TAA)-induced liver fibrosis in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For in vivo experiments, hepatic fibrosis was induced by TAA (0.25 g/kg, i.p.) three times a week for 6 weeks. Mice of TAA treated groups were administered daily with distilled water and nicotine (50 or 100 μg/mL) via gastrogavage throughout the experimental period...
April 25, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438834/rankl-cytokine-enhances-tnf-induced-osteoclastogenesis-independently-of-tnf-receptor-associated-factor-traf-6-by-degrading-traf3-in-osteoclast-precursors
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Zhenqiang Yao, Wei Lei, Rong Duan, Yanyun Li, Lu Luo, Brendan F Boyce
Cytokines, including receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL) and TNF, induce increased osteoclast (OC) formation and bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporosis and inflammatory arthritides. RANKL and TNF can independently induce OC formation in vitro from WT OC precursors via TNF receptor-associated factor (TRAF) adaptor proteins, which bind to their receptors. Of these, only TRAF6 is required for RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis in vitro. However, the molecular mechanisms involved remain incompletely understood...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438687/dietary-nitrite-supplementation-attenuates-cardiac-remodeling-in-l-name-induced-hypertensive-rats
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Kunihiro Sonoda, Kazuo Ohtake, Hiroyuki Uchida, Junta Ito, Masaki Uchida, Hideshi Natsume, Hazuki Tamada, Jun Kobayashi
Loss of nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability underlies the development of hypertensive heart disease. We investigated the effects of dietary nitrite on N(G)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME)-induced hypertension. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups: an untreated control group, an l-NAME-treated group, and three other l-NAME-treated groups supplemented with 10 mg/L or 100 mg/L of nitrite or 100 mg/L of captopril in drinking water. After the 8-week experimental period, mean arterial blood pressure was measured, followed by sampling of blood and heart tissue for assessment of nitrite/nitrate levels in the plasma and heart, the plasma level of angiotensin II (AT II), and the heart transcriptional levels of AT II type 1 receptor (AT1R), transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), and connective tissue proteins such as type 1 collagen and fibronectin...
April 21, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438315/tgf-%C3%AE-1-improving-abnormal-pregnancy-outcomes-induced-by-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-regulating-nkg2d-dap10-and-killer-subset-of-decidual-nk-cells
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Xiaoyan Xu, Jian Zhang, Shaowei Zhan, Zhidan Li, Xianbing Liu, Haixia Zhang, Yuzhu Jiang, Xuemei Hu
Our current aim was to investigate whether injection of TGF-β1 played an important role in improving abnormal pregnancy outcomes with T. gondii infection and how the TGF-β1 regulated. Results showed that TGF-β1 exhibited improved pregnancy outcomes induced by T. gondii infection. dNK cytotoxicity was increased with T. gondii infection while decreased with TGF-β1 treatment. dNK cytotoxicity related NKG2D/DAP10 expression, perforin, granzyme, IFN-γ and killer subsets were all increased with T. gondii infection while decreased after TGF-β1 treatment...
April 18, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438065/reduced-expression-of-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-3-subunit-e-and-its-possible-involvement-in-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-endometriosis
#18
Xianjun Cai, Minhong Shen, Xishi Liu, Sun-Wei Guo
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is now well documented to be involved in the development of endometriosis through the promotion of invasion and fibrogenesis. To date, several factors have been reported to be involved in EMT in endometriosis. The eukaryotic translation initiation factor 3 subunit e (eIF3e) protein is a component of the multisubunit eIF3 complex essential for cap-dependent translation initiation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether eIF3e is involved in EMT in endometriosis...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437886/activation-of-imidazoline-i1-receptor-by-moxonidine-regulates-the-progression-of-liver-fibrosis-in-the-nrf2-dependent-pathway
#19
Wenfeng Zhang, Xuanfei Li, Yanmin Liu, Hao Chen, Jianping Gong
Imidazoline I1 receptor (I1R) has been recognized as a promising target in the treatment of many diseases, but little is known about its function in liver fibrogenesis. This study aimed to investigate the effect of I1R activation on the development and progression of liver fibrosis. The results showed that I1R expression was decreased in the livers of both patients and mice with liver fibrosis, and in TGF-β-treated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Activation of I1R by moxonidine (MOX) significantly inhibited the progression of liver fibrosis in carbon tetrachloride-induced mice and attenuated the activation of HSCs and kupffer cells...
April 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437853/inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-promotes-expansion-of-human-epidermal-keratinocytes-in-feeder-cell-co-culture
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Daisuke Suzuki, Filipa Pinto, Makoto Senoo
Cultured epidermal autografts have been used worldwide since 1981 for patients with extensive third-degree burn wounds and limited skin donor sites. Despite significant progress in techniques toward improving clinical outcome of skin grafts, the long in vitro preparation time of cultured autografts has remained a major factor limiting its widespread use. Here, we show that pharmacological inhibition of TGF-β signaling promotes the expansion of human epidermal keratinocytes (HEKs) with high proliferative potential in co-cultures with both murine 3T3-J2 cells and human feeder cells, including dermal fibroblasts and preadipocytes...
April 24, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
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