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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646230/il-1%C3%AE-increases-asporin-expression-via-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-pathway-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells-during-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#1
Shengjie Wang, Chao Liu, Zhongyi Sun, Peng Yan, He Liang, Kai Huang, Changwei Li, Jiwei Tian
Disc degeneration (DD) is a multifaceted chronic process that alters the structure and function of intervertebral discs. The pathophysiology of degeneration is not completely understood, but the consensus is that changes in genes encoding extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in the disc are the leading factors contributing to DD. Asporin is an ECM protein that has been shown to be increased in degenerated intervertebral discs, but little is known about how asporin is regulated during DD. In exploring the intricate mechanism, we confirmed that asporin was abundantly increased in patients' degenerated nucleus pulposus...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644870/effects-of-nicotine-on-corneal-wound-healing-following-acute-alkali-burn
#2
Jong Won Kim, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
Epidemiological studies have indicated that smoking is a pivotal risk factor for the progression of several chronic diseases. Nicotine, the addictive component of cigarettes, has powerful pathophysiological properties in the body. Although the effects of cigarette smoking on corneal re-epithelialization have been studied, the effects of nicotine on corneal wound healing-related neovascularization and fibrosis have not been fully demonstrated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of chronic administration of nicotine on corneal wound healing following acute insult induced by an alkali burn...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644441/micrornas-143-and-145-induce-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-modulate-the-expression-of-junction-proteins
#3
Lidia Avalle, Danny Incarnato, Aurora Savino, Marta Gai, Francesca Marino, Sara Pensa, Isaia Barbieri, Michael B Stadler, Paolo Provero, Salvatore Oliviero, Valeria Poli
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β is one of the major inducers of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), a crucial program that has a critical role in promoting carcinoma's metastasis formation. MicroRNAs-143 and -145, which are both TGF-β direct transcriptional targets, are essential for the differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) during embryogenesis, a TGF-β-dependent process reminiscent of EMT. Their role in adult tissues is however less well defined and even ambiguous, as their expression was correlated both positively and negatively with tumor progression...
June 23, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642882/tumor-related-exosomes-contribute-to-tumor-promoting-microenvironment-an-immunological-perspective
#4
REVIEW
Wuzhen Chen, Jingxin Jiang, Wenjie Xia, Jian Huang
Exosomes are a kind of cell-released membrane-form structures which contain proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. These vesicular organelles play a key role in intercellular communication. Numerous experiments demonstrated that tumor-related exosomes (TEXs) can induce immune surveillance in the microenvironment in vivo and in vitro. They can interfere with the maturation of DC cells, impair NK cell activation, induce myeloid-derived suppressor cells, and educate macrophages into protumor phenotype. They can also selectively induce effector T cell apoptosis via Fas/FasL interaction and enhance regulatory T cell proliferation and function by releasing TGF-β...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642794/adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-have-a-heterogenic-cytokine-secretion-profile
#5
Yongkang Wu, Martin J Hoogduijn, Carla C Baan, Sander S Korevaar, Ronella de Kuiper, Lin Yan, Lanlan Wang, Nicole M van Besouw
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue (ASC) have immune regulatory function, which makes them interesting candidates for cellular therapy. ASC cultures are however heterogeneous in phenotype. It is unclear whether all ASC contribute equally to immunomodulatory processes. ASC are also responsive to cytokine stimulation, which may affect the ratio between more and less potent ASC populations. In the present study, we determined IL-6 receptor (CD126 and CD130 subunits) and IFN-γ receptor (CD119) expression on ASC by flow cytometry...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642633/proteases-revisited-roles-and-therapeutic-implications-in-fibrosis
#6
REVIEW
Jakub Kryczka, Joanna Boncela
Proteases target many substrates, triggering changes in distinct biological processes correlated with cell migration, EMT/EndMT and fibrosis. Extracellular protease activity, demonstrated by secreted and membrane-bound protease forms, leads to ECM degradation, activation of other proteases (i.e., proteolysis of nonactive zymogens), decomposition of cell-cell junctions, release of sequestered growth factors (TGF-β and VEGF), activation of signal proteins and receptors, degradation of inflammatory inhibitors or inflammation-related proteins, and changes in cell mechanosensing and motility...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641051/beneficial-role-of-citrus-fruit-polyphenols-against-hepatic-dysfunctions-a-review
#7
Md Mohabbulla Mohib, Kazi Afnan, Tasfiq Zaman Paran, Salma Khan, Juthika Sarker, Nahid Hasan, Istiaque Hasan, Md Abu Taher Sagor
Alcoholic liver diseases and virus-induced hepatic dysfunctions are prevalent in western countries. Evidence also suggests that hyperglycemia and insulin resistance are key players in the development of hepatic diseases and their complications. Since the comorbid diseases like obesity, diabetes and vascular dysfunctions primarily affect liver, the modern therapies against other hepatic dysfunctions are becoming a major challenge to treat. In addition to these, polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are further aggravating the phenomenon...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640379/comparative-and-correlative-assessments-of-cytokine-complement-and-antibody-patterns-in-pediatric-type-1-diabetes
#8
M Abdel-Latif, A A Abdel-Moneim, M H El-Hefnawy, R G Khalil
One of the most widespread and effective environmental factors is the infection with enteroviruses (EVs) which accelerate β - cell destruction in type 1 diabetes (T1D). This study represented a comparison between diabetic EV(+) and EV- children as well as correlation analysis between autoantibodies, T1D markers, cytokines, complement activation products and anti- coxsackievirus (CV) IgG. EV RNA was detected in Egyptian children with T1D (26.2%) and healthy controls (0%). Detection of anti - CV IgG in T1D - EV(+) resulted in 64% positivity...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638997/follistatin-treatment-suppresses-serca1b-levels-independently-of-other-players-of-calcium-homeostasis-in-c2c12-myotubes
#9
János Fodor, Adrienn Gomba-Tóth, Tamás Oláh, János Almássy, Ernő Zádor, László Csernoch
Follistatin (FS) is a high affinity activin-binding protein, neutralizing the effects of the Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-β) superfamily members, as myostatin (MSTN). Since MSTN emerged as a negative regulator, FS has been considered as a stimulator of skeletal muscle growth and differentiation. Here, we studied the effect of FS administration on the Ca(2+)-homeostasis of differentiating C2C12 skeletal muscle cells. FS-treatment increased the fusion index, the size of terminally differentiated myotubes, and transiently elevated the expression of the calcium-dependent protein phosphatase, calcineurin, at the beginning of differentiation...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638736/transcriptional-factor-eb-regulates-macrophage-polarization-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
#10
Liang Fang, Johnie Hodge, Fatma Saaoud, Junfeng Wang, Stephen Iwanowycz, Yuzhen Wang, Yvonne Hui, Trent D Evans, Babak Razani, Daping Fan
Tumor microenvironment (TME) contains a variety of infiltrating immune cells. Among them, tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and their alternative activation contribute greatly to the progression of tumors. The mechanisms governing macrophage polarization in the TME are unclear. Here, we show that in TAMs or macrophages under tumor-conditioned medium treatment, the expression of transcription factor EB (TFEB) is reduced and more of the TFEB protein is in an inactive cytosolic form. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β is identified as a main driving force for the reduced TFEB expression and activity in TAMs via activating ERK signaling...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638730/blockade-of-only-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-2-is-sufficient-to-enhance-the-efficacy-of-vaccine-and-pd-1-checkpoint-blockade-immunotherapy
#11
Masaki Terabe, Faith C Robertson, Katharine Clark, Emma De Ravin, Anja Bloom, David J Venzon, Shingo Kato, Amer Mirza, Jay A Berzofsky
Checkpoint inhibition has established immunotherapy as a major modality of cancer treatment. However, the success of cancer immunotherapy is still limited as immune regulation of tumor immunity is very complicated and mechanisms involved may also differ among cancer types. Beside checkpoints, other good candidates for immunotherapy are immunosuppressive cytokines. TGF-β is a very potent immunosuppressive cytokine involved in suppression of tumor immunity and also necessary for the function of some regulatory cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638180/in-situ-cytokine-expression-and-morphometric-evaluation-of-total-collagen-and-collagens-type-i-and-type-iii-in-keloid-scars
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Isabela Rios da Silva, Luciana Colombo Rodrigues da Cunha Tiveron, Marcos Vinicius da Silva, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Carla Aparecida Xavier Carneiro, M A Dos Reis, Pedro Carvalho Furtado, Bárbara Rocha Rodrigues, Virmondes Rodrigues, Denise Bertulucci Rocha Rodrigues
Keloids are characterized by excessive collagen deposition and growth beyond the edges of the initial injury, and cytokines may be related to their formation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the collagen fibers, analyze in situ expression of cytokines in keloid lesions, and compare to the control group. Results showed that there was a predominance of women and nonwhite and direct black ancestry. Keloid showed a significant increase in total and type III collagen. Significantly, the expression of mRNA for TGF-β in keloid was increased, the expressions of IFN-γ, IFN-γR1, and IL-10 were lower, and IFN-γR1 and TNF-α had no statistical difference...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638139/platelet-releasates-promote-the-proliferation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-by-suppressing-the-expression-of-klf6
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Ao-Di He, Wen Xie, Wei Song, Yuan-Yuan Ma, Gang Liu, Ming-Lu Liang, Xing-Wen Da, Guang-Qiang Yao, Bi-Xiang Zhang, Cun-Ji Gao, Ji-Zhou Xiang, Zhang-Yin Ming
Platelets in the primary tumor microenvironment play crucial roles in the regulation of tumor progression, but the mechanisms underlying are poorly understood. Here, we report that platelet releasates exerted a proliferative effect on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells both in vitro and in vivo. This effect depended on a reduction of KLF6 expression in HCC cells. After incubation with either platelets or platelet granule contents, SMMC.7721 and HepG2 cells exhibited significant increases in proliferation and decreases in apoptosis...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638138/immune-regulation-by-oral-tolerance-induces-alternate-activation-of-macrophages-and-reduces-markers-of-plaque-destabilization-in-apob-tm2sgy-ldlr-tm1her-j-mice
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Lakshmi Narasimha Thota, Thiruvelselvan Ponnusamy, Sheena Philip, Xinjie Lu, Lakshmi Mundkur
Atherosclerosis is the leading cause for cardiovascular mortality. We determined the effect of multi-antigenic construct expressing three peptides AHC (ApoB100, HSP60 and outer membrane protein of chlamydia pneumonia) in stabilizing advanced atherosclerosis in Apob(tm2Sgy)/Ldlr(tm1Her/J) mice. Atherosclerosis was induced by feeding high fat diet (HFD) to mice for 10 weeks, followed by five oral dosing with purified AHC or ovalbumin on alternate days and continued on HFD for another 10 weeks. Tolerance was associated with significantly higher numbers of regulatory T cells both in aortic sinus and spleen with higher mRNA expression of CTLA4 (3 fold), Foxp3 (1...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638086/wnt2b-attenuates-hscs-activation-and-liver-fibrosis-through-negative-regulating-tlr4-signaling
#15
Yi Yuan, Qiuju Han, Siyu Li, Zhigang Tian, Jian Zhang
The Wingless-type MMTV integration site family member 2b (Wnt2b) has been found to be a principal mediator of liver development and regeneration. However, the significance of Wnt2b in the pathogenesis of fibrosis-related liver diseases remains undefined. Here, we report that Wnt2b was highly expressed in the fibrotic liver tissues, exhibiting protective effects against activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and fibrosis progression. We identified a negative regulation of Wnt2b on the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) activation-mediated pro-fibrogenic effects...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637902/tgf-%C3%AE-1-suppresses-il-33-induced-mast-cell-function
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Victor S Ndaw, Daniel Abebayehu, Andrew J Spence, Patrick A Paez, E Motunrayo Kolawole, Marcela T Taruselli, Heather L Caslin, Alena P Chumanevich, Anuya Paranjape, Bianca Baker, Brian O Barnstein, Tamara T Haque, Kasalina N Kiwanuka, Carole A Oskeritzian, John J Ryan
TGF-β1 is involved in many pathological conditions, including autoimmune disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and allergic diseases. We have previously found that TGF-β1 can suppress IgE-mediated mast cell activation of human and mouse mast cells. IL-33 is a member of the IL-1 family capable of inducing mast cell responses and enhancing IgE-mediated activation. In this study, we investigated the effects of TGF-β on IL-33-mediated mast cell activation. Bone marrow-derived mast cells cultured in TGF-β1, β2, or β3 showed reduced IL-33-mediated production of TNF, IL-6, IL-13, and MCP-1 in a concentration-dependent manner...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637474/arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-ebv-reactivation-and-promotes-cell-death-in-ebv-positive-lymphoma-cells
#17
Qinyan Yin, Mark Sides, Christopher H Parsons, Erik K Flemington, Joseph A Lasky
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is associated with hematopoietic malignancies, such as Burkitt's lymphoma, post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The current approach for EBV-associated lymphoma involves chemotherapy to eradicate cancer cells, however, normal cells may be injured and organ dysfunction may occur with currently employed regimens. This research is focused on employing arsenic trioxide (ATO) as EBV-specific cancer therapy takes advantage of the fact the EBV resides within the malignant cells...
June 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636548/ilomastat-a-synthetic-inhibitor-of-mmps-prevents-lung-injury-induced-by-%C3%AE-ray-irradiation-in-mice
#18
Xiaoman Li, Dehui Ma, Xiaodan Zha, Dongqin Quan, Dong Pan, Manji Sun, Burong Hu, Baoquan Zhao
Lung injury is one of the pathological features in human or animal after radiation and the main side effect for patient after lung cancer radiotherapy. The efficient protective strategy still needs to exploit and the underlying mechanisms remain to be investigated. We found that the expression and activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) significantly increased at the early stage of radiation-induced lung injury (RILI). Pretreatment with Ilomastat, a synthetic inhibitor of MMPs, decreased the expression and activity of MMPs and significantly alleviated the lung inflammation and fibrosis in the irradiated mice, as well as enhanced the survival of irradiated mice...
June 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636542/niaoduqing-granules-relieve-chronic-kidney-disease-symptoms-by-decreasing-renal-fibrosis-and-anemia
#19
Xu Wang, Suyun Yu, Qi Jia, Lichuan Chen, Jinqiu Zhong, Yanhong Pan, Peiliang Shen, Yin Shen, Siliang Wang, Zhonghong Wei, Yuzhu Cao, Yin Lu
NiaoDuQing (NDQ) granules, a traditional Chinese medicine, has been clinically used in China for over fourteen years to treat chronic kidney disease (CKD). To elucidate the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of NDQ, we designed an approach incorporating chemoinformatics, bioinformatics, network biology methods, and cellular and molecular biology experiments. A total of 182 active compounds were identified in NDQ granules, and 397 putative targets associated with different diseases were derived through ADME modelling and target prediction tools...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636088/multicompartment-drug-release-system-for-dynamic-modulation-of-tissue-responses
#20
Aaron H Morris, Rajwant S Mahal, Jillian Udell, Michelle Wu, Themis R Kyriakides
Pharmacological modulation of responses to injury is complicated by the need to deliver multiple drugs with spatiotemporal resolution. Here, a novel controlled delivery system containing three separate compartments with each releasing its contents over different timescales is fabricated. Core-shell electrospun fibers create two of the compartments in the system, while electrosprayed spheres create the third. Utility is demonstrated by targeting the foreign body response to implants because it is a dynamic process resulting in implant failure...
June 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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