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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812969/functional-expression-of-bmp7-receptors-in-oral-epithelial-cells-interleukin-17f-production-in-response-to-bmp7
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Kensuke Nishio, Yasumasa Ozawa, Hisanori Ito, Takashi Kifune, Tatsuya Narita, Toshimitsu Iinuma, Nobuhito Gionhaku, Masatake Asano
BACKGROUND: Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily. Recently, BMP7 has been demonstrated to be produced by salivary glands and contribute to embryonic branching in mice. The BMP7 in saliva is thought to be delivered to the oral cavity and is expected to contact with stratified squamous epithelial cells which line the surface of oral mucosa. In this study, we attempted to investigate the effects of BMP7 on oral epithelial cells...
October 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812429/metastatic-colon-adenocarcinoma-has-a-significantly-elevated-expression-of-il-10-compared-to-primary-colon-adenocarcinoma-tumors
#2
Michelle H Townsend, Abigail M Felsted, Stephen R Piccolo, Richard A Robison, Kim L O'Neill
Classical anti-inflammatory cytokines are known to play a role in both cancer progression as well as cancer elimination. We evaluated the anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-10 and TGF-β in patients with colon adenocarcinoma and metastatic colon adenocarcinoma utilizing immunohistochemical assays to determine the expression of the cytokines between various malignant tissues. We found tissues stained with TGF-β showed no significant upregulation within malignant tumors when compared to normal tissue controls. We observed high levels of TGF-β presence in most tissues similar to GAPDH expression...
August 16, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811236/interleukin-26-is-overexpressed-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-and-enhances-th17-related-cytokines
#3
Wajih Kaabachi, Eya Bouali, Anissa Berraïes, Imen Ben Dhifallh, Besma Hamdi, Kamel Hamzaoui, Agnès Hamzaoui
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multi-systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by the "triple symptom complex". Several pro-inflammatory cytokines, mainly derived from the immune Th17 axis, seem to be involved in different pathogenic pathways leading to development of the clinical manifestations. Here, we have analyzed the expression and role of IL-26 in active BD patients, an inflammatory disorder characterized by bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL) and in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inflammation. On this basis, the primary aim of our work was to study IL-26 levels in serum, BAL CSF) from active BD patients...
August 12, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810875/role-of-iqgap3-in-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Yongjie Shi, Nan Qin, Qiang Zhou, Yanqiu Chen, Sicong Huang, Bo Chen, Gang Shen, Hongyun Jia
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal cancers worldwide owing to its high rates of metastasis and recurrence. The oncogene IQ motif-containing GTPase activating protein 3 (IQGAP3) is ubiquitously overexpressed in several human cancers, including liver, ovary, lung, large intestine, gastric, bone marrow, and breast malignancies and is involved in the invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. Therefore, we aimed to determine the biological role and molecular mechanism of IQGAP3 in HCC...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810836/suppression-of-agr2-in-a-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-smad-regulatory-pathway-mediates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#5
Lucia Sommerova, Eva Ondrouskova, Borivoj Vojtesek, Roman Hrstka
BACKGROUND: During cancer progression, epithelial cancer cells can be reprogrammed into mesenchymal-like cells with increased migratory potential through the process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), representing an essential step of tumor progression towards metastatic state. AGR2 protein was shown to regulate several cancer-associated processes including cellular proliferation, survival and drug resistance. METHODS: The expression of AGR2 was analyzed in cancer cell lines exposed to TGF-β alone or to combined treatment with TGF-β and the Erk1/2 inhibitor PD98059 or the TGF-β receptor specific inhibitor SB431542...
August 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810621/effect-of-isopsoralen-on-smad7-in-osteoblastic-mc3t3-e1-cells
#6
Huicun Zhang, Na Ta
The primary pathological change in postmenopausal osteoporosis (PM-OP) is bone collagen loss caused by estrogen depletion. Osteoblasts synthesize type I collagen, which composes the organic matrix of bone. Although isopsoralen stimulates osteoblastic cell proliferation and differentiation, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 is an important cell signaling factor for stimulating collagen synthesis. To explore the association between isopsoralen and the synthesis of collagen in vitro, the molecular and biological association between isopsoralen and TGF-β signaling was examined...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810620/ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-%C3%AE-has-a-crucial-role-in-regulating-breast-cancer-cell-growth-via-activating-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad3-signaling-pathway
#7
Jing Cao, Meng Wang, Tao Wang
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of CCAAT enhancer binding protein β (C/EBPβ) on human breast cancer cells. The plasmids pCDH-C/EBPβ and pLKO.1-shC/EBPβ were constructed and were infected into MDA-MB-468 cells, to provide C/EBPβ overexpressing and C/EBPβ knockdown cells, respectively. Cell viability, cell cycle and apoptosis were observed by MTT assay and flow cytometry analysis. Protein expression levels of C/EBPβ, TGF-β1, P-Smad3 and Smad3 were detected by western blotting. MTT assay showed that the absorbance of MDA-MB-468 cells in the pCDH-C/EBPβ group was increased, whereas that in the pLKO...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810592/protective-effect-and-mechanism-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-on-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
#8
Jun-Biao Zhang, Chang-Lei Guo
The protective effect and the mechanism of estrogen receptor β (ERβ) on myocardial infarction (MI) in mice were explored. A total of 12 female Tg-ERβ transgenic mice and 12 non-transgenic littermate control (NLC) wild-type C57 mice were used for the present study. Both transgenic and wild-type mice had similar baseline data such as age, sex, and weight. The mouse model of MI was established by coronary artery ligation method, and the cardiac structure and function changes of the mouse were observed by ultrasonic echocardiography on days 1, 3 and 7 after the operation...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810518/ameliorative-effects-of-artemisia-pallens-in-a-murine-model-of-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma-via-modulation-of-biochemical-perturbations
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Anwesha A Mukherjee, Amit D Kandhare, Supada R Rojatkar, Subhash L Bodhankar
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is a chronic, heterogeneous airway disorder characterized by airway inflammatory and remodeling. Artemisia pallens has been reported to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and Anti-allergic potential. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the anti-asthmatic effects of methanolic extract of Artemisia pallens (APME) against ovalbumin (OVA)-induced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in rats. MATERIALS AND METHOD: AHR was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats (180-200g) by intraperitoneal (i...
August 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810065/olodaterol-shows-anti-fibrotic-efficacy-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models-of-pulmonary-fibrosis
#10
Franziska Elena Herrmann, Lutz Wollin, Johannes Wirth, Florian Gantner, Bärbel Lämmle, Eva Wex
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal respiratory disease characterized by excessive fibroblast activation ultimately leading to scarring of the lungs. Although, the activation of β2 -adrenergic receptors (β2 -AR) has been shown to inhibit pro-fibrotic events primarily in cell lines, the role of β2 -AR agonism has not yet been fully characterized. The aim of our study was to explore the anti-fibrotic activity of the long-acting β2 -AR-agonist olodaterol in primary human lung fibroblasts, and in murine models of pulmonary fibrosis...
August 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810001/deferoxamine-synergizes-with-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling-in-chondrogenesis
#11
Zheng Huang, Guangxu He, Yanke Huang
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is an epidemic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite extensive recent work on the cellular biology of osteoarthritis, the precise mechanisms involved are still poorly understood and there is no effective treatment for this disease. The role of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) in promoting chondrogenesis and inducing the expression of cartilage-specific extracellular matrix molecules to form cartilage is well-established...
August 14, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809518/mir-542-promotes-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-smad-activity-and-is-raised-in-icu-acquired-weakness
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Roser Farre Garros, Richard Paul, Martin Connolly, Amy Lewis, Benjamin E Garfield, S Amanda Natanek, Susannah Bloch, Vincent Mouly, Mark J Griffiths, Michael I Polkey, Paul R Kemp
RATIONALE: Loss of skeletal muscle mass and function is a common consequence of critical illness and a range of chronic diseases but the mechanisms by which this occurs are unclear. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify miRNAs that were increased in the quadriceps of patients with muscle wasting and to determine the molecular pathways by which they contributed to muscle dysfunction. METHODS: miR-542-3p/-5p were quantified in the quadriceps of patients with COPD and intensive care unit acquired weakness (ICUAW)...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808993/multiplexed-liquid-chromatography-multiple-reaction-monitoring-mass-spectrometry-quantification-of-cancer-signaling-proteins
#13
Yi Chen, Kate J Fisher, Mark Lloyd, Elizabeth R Wood, Domenico Coppola, Erin Siegel, David Shibata, Yian A Chen, John M Koomen
Quantitative evaluation of protein expression across multiple cancer-related signaling pathways (e.g., Wnt/β-catenin, TGF-β, receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK), MAP kinases, NF-κB, and apoptosis) in tumor tissues may enable the development of a molecular profile for each individual tumor that can aid in the selection of appropriate targeted cancer therapies. Here, we describe the development of a broadly applicable protocol to develop and implement quantitative mass spectrometry assays using cell line models and frozen tissue specimens from colon cancer patients...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808862/a-pilot-study-comparing-t-regulatory-cell-function-among-healthy-children-in-different-areas-of-gansu-china
#14
Panhong Gou, Xiaoru Chang, Zhonghui Ye, Yueli Yao, Patton Khuu Nguyen, Sally Katharine Hammond, Junling Wang, Sa Liu
Immune system is critical to protecting human health from toxic substances. Our previously published research had found an important link between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in ambient air and changes at the DNA level in immune cells that led to impaired function of regulatory T (Treg) cells in children living in California, USA. But molecular and cellular pathways of these changes remain unclear. The present study aims to explore whether exposure to PAHs leads to changes in Treg cells functions of children living in Gansu, China, where ambient air pollution levels are much higher than those in California, and to explore potential mechanisms of PAH-induced immunological dysfunctions...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808483/therapeutic-immune-monitoring-of-cd4-cd25-t-cells-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients-treated-with-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
#15
Ziyuan Lu, Na Xu, Xuan Zhou, Guanlun Gao, Lin Li, Jixian Huang, Yuling Li, Qisi Lu, Bolin He, Chengyun Pan, Xiaoli Liu
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), including imatinib, dasatinib and nilotinib, are effective forms of therapy for various types of solid cancers and Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) chronic myeloid leukemia. A number of TKIs have been known to have strong effects on T cells, particularly cluster of differentiation (CD) 4(+)CD25(+) T cells, also known as regulatory T cells (Tregs). There is currently a deficit in the available clinical data regarding this area of study. In the present study, a total of 108 peripheral blood samples were collected from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) at diagnosis (n=31), and at 3 and 6 months following treatment with TKI [imatinib (n=12), dasatinib (n=11) and nilotinib groups (n=8)] and healthy controls (n=15)...
August 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808068/deletion-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-promotes-hypertensive-nephropathy-by-targeting-smad7-for-ubiquitin-degradation
#16
Zhen Liu, Xiao-Ru Huang, Hai-Yong Chen, Erik Fung, Jian Liu, Hui-Yao Lan
Angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) is downregulated in hypertensive nephropathy. The present study investigated the mechanisms whereby loss of ACE2 promoted angiotensin II-induced hypertensive nephropathy in ACE2 gene knockout mice. We found that compared with wild-type animals, mice lacking ACE2 developed much more severe hypertensive nephropathy in response to chronic angiotensin II infusion, including higher levels of blood pressure, urinary protein excretion, serum creatinine, and progressive renal fibrosis and inflammation...
August 14, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807903/transgelin-expressing-myofibroblasts-orchestrate-ventral-midline-closure-through-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling
#17
Bashar Aldeiri, Urmas Roostalu, Alessandra Albertini, Jason Wong, Antonino Morabito, Giulio Cossu
Ventral body wall (VBW) defects are among the most common congenital malformations, yet their embryonic origin and underlying molecular mechanisms have remained poorly characterized. Although transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) signalling is essential for VBW closure the responding cells are not known. Here we identify a population of migratory myofibroblasts at the leading edge of the closing VBW that express the actin-binding protein Transgelin (TAGLN) and TGF-β receptor (TGFβR). These cells respond to a temporally regulated TGF-β2 gradient originating from the epithelium of the primary body wall...
August 14, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807746/20-hete-regulated-psmb5-expression-via-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway
#18
Guangrui Lai, Ru Sun, Jingjing Wu, Bijun Zhang, Yanyan Zhao
We previously found that 20-hydroxyeicosatetraeonic acid (20-HETE) showed an effect on proteasome activity in cytochrome P450 F2 (CYP4F2) transgenic mice. Proteasome subunit β5 (PSMB5) is a primary subunit of the proteasome. In the current study, we examine whether 20-HETE has any affect on PSMB5. We found that PSMB5 was upregulated in the liver, but downregulated in the kidney of transgenic mice, when compared with wild-type mice. Luciferase reporter gene experiments and electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA) suggested that Smad3 directly associated with the putative Smad binding element (SBE) of the Psmb5 promoter...
August 11, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807224/mesua-ferrea-stem-bark-extract-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-metastasis-in-human-colorectal-carcinoma-hct-116-cells-through-modulation-of-multiple-cell-signalling-pathways
#19
Muhammad Asif, Armaghan Shafaei, Aman Shah Abdul Majid, Mohammed Oday Ezzat, Saad S Dahham, Mohamed B Khadeer Ahamed, Chern Ein Oon, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid
Considering the great potential of natural products as anticancer agents, the present study was designed to explore the molecular mechanisms responsible for anticancer activities of Mesua ferrea stem bark extract against human colorectal carcinoma. Based on MTT assay results, bioactive sub-fraction (SF-3) was selected for further studies using HCT 116 cells. Repeated column chromatography resulted in isolation of less active α-amyrin from SF-3, which was identified and characterized by GC-MS and HPLC methods...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806736/unravelling-the-interplay-of-sphingolipids-and-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-the-human-corneal-stroma
#20
Sarah E Nicholas, Tyler G Rowsey, Shrestha Priyadarsini, Nawajes A Mandal, Dimitrios Karamichos
PURPOSE: To delineate the role of Sphingolipids (SPLs) in the human cornea and their cross-talks with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) in order to develop novel, non-invasive therapies. METHODS: Human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) were harvested from healthy donors, stimulated with Vitamin C to promote extracellular matrix assembly, treated with exogenous sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) or sphingosine kinase inhibitor 2 (SPHK I2) and isolated after 4 weeks for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
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