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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166724/-beneficial-effects-of-schisandrin-b-on-the-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-a-mice-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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P S Chen, J Liu, H Y Meng, P Wu, Z J Yang
Objective: To investigate whether Schisandrin B (Sch B) could improve cardiac structure and function in myocardial infarction (MI) mice and related mechanisms. Methods: Male C57BL/6J mice were randomized into sham (n=8), MI+ Sch B (n=24, 80 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1) per gavage) or MI+ vehicle (n=24, equal volume). After treatment for 3 weeks, cardiac function was detected by echocardiography measurement.Infarction size was measured by Evans blue and TTC staining.HE and Masson trichrome staining were used to observe the myocardial inflammation, structure and fibrosis...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166712/-effects-of-endostatin-pretreatment-on-fibrosis-of-human-skin-fibroblasts-and-the-mechanisms
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H T Ren, Y Li, S D Wang, C M Han
Objective: To explore the effects of endostatin pretreatment on fibrosis of human skin fibroblasts and the mechanisms. Methods: Human skin fibroblasts were routinely cultured in vitro, and then the cells of passage 3 to 5 were used in the following experiments. The cells were divided into blank control, endostatin, platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), endostatin+ PDGF-BB, transforming growth factor-β(1) (TGF-β(1)), and endostatin+ TGF-β(1) groups according to the random number table, with 3 wells in each group...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166581/tgf-%C3%AE-gives-an-air-of-exclusivity-to-alveolar-macrophages
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Bart N Lambrecht
Tissue-resident macrophages shape the development and homeostasis of the organs that they colonize. Yu et al. (2017) demonstrate that, unique to the lung, the instructive cytokine TGF-β collaborates with GM-CSF to induce the master transcription factor PPARγ to drive alveolar macrophage differentiation and maintenance early in life.
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165389/proteinase-activated-receptor-2-may-drive-cancer-progression-by-facilitating-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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REVIEW
Hendrik Ungefroren, David Witte, Bernhard H Rauch, Utz Settmacher, Hendrik Lehnert, Frank Gieseler, Roland Kaufmann
The G protein-coupled receptor proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) has been implicated in various aspects of cellular physiology including inflammation, obesity and cancer. In cancer, it usually acts as a driver of cancer progression in various tumor types by promoting invasion and metastasis in response to activation by serine proteinases. Recently, we discovered another mode through which PAR2 may enhance tumorigenesis: crosstalk with transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling to promote TGF-β1-induced cell migration/invasion and invasion-associated gene expression in ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165150/search-for-biomarkers-of-asbestos-exposure-and-asbestos-induced-cancers-in-investigations-of-the-immunological-effects-of-asbestos
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REVIEW
Hidenori Matsuzaki, Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Suni Lee, Megumi Maeda, Nagisa Sada, Tamayo Hatayama, Shoko Yamamoto, Miho Ikeda, Kei Yoshitome, Yu Min, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Takemi Otsuki
The immunological effects of asbestos exposure on various lymphocytes such as the regulatory T cell (Treg), responder CD4+ T helper cell (Tresp), CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), and natural killer (NK) cells were investigated. Results show that asbestos exposure impairs antitumor immunity through enhancement of regulatory T cell function and volume, reduction of CXCR3 chemokine receptor in responder CD4+ T helper cells, and impairment of the killing activities of CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and NK cells...
June 9, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164629/impact-of-ultraviolet-radiation-on-expression-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-smad2-metalloproteinases-cathepsin-k-and-progerin
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Magdalena Ciążyńska, Igor A Bednarski, Karolina Wódz, Joanna Narbutt, Michał Sobjanek, Anna Woźniacka, Aleksandra Lesiak
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is one of the most important environmental factors involved in photoaging. Exposure to UVR leads to dysregulation of expression of cell-cycle-related proteins which play key role in skin photodegradation that pretends to develop carcinogenesis. This study examines the role of various UVB doses on the expression of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β), Smad2, cathepsin K, progerin and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs)-1,-3,-8,-9. A group consisting of 63 healthy individuals underwent one of the following treatments: 1) whole-body exposed to UVB irradiation on each of 10 consecutive days with 0...
November 22, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163854/interactions-between-tgf-%C3%AE-1-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-ppar-%C3%AE-in-radiation-induced-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier, Rémy Guillevin, Jean-Noël Vallée
Radiation therapy induces DNA damage and inflammation leading to fibrosis. Fibrosis can occur 4 to 12 months after radiation therapy. This process worsens with time and years. Radiation-induced fibrosis is characterized by fibroblasts proliferation, myofibroblast differentiation, and synthesis of collagen, proteoglycans and extracellular matrix. Myofibroblasts are non-muscle cells that can contract and relax. Myofibroblasts evolve towards irreversible retraction during fibrosis process. In this review, we discussed the interplays between transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), canonical WNT/β-catenin pathway and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR γ) in regulating the molecular mechanisms underlying the radiation-induced fibrosis, and the potential role of PPAR γ agonists...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163543/interleukin-6-present-in-inflammatory-ascites-from-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients-promotes-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-2-expressing-regulatory-t-cells
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Nirmala Chandralega Kampan, Mutsa Tatenda Madondo, Orla M McNally, Andrew N Stephens, Michael A Quinn, Magdalena Plebanski
Background: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remains a highly lethal gynecological malignancy. Ascites, an accumulation of peritoneal fluid present in one-third of patients at presentation, is linked to poor prognosis. High levels of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in ascites are correlated with tumor progression and reduced survival. Malignant ascites harbors high levels of Tregs expressing the tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2), as well as pro-inflammatory factors such as interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163480/differentiation-of-il-17-producing-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-requires-expression-of-the-transcription-factor-c-maf
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Jhang-Sian Yu, Michito Hamada, Shigeo Ohtsuka, Keigyou Yoh, Satoru Takahashi, Shi-Chuen Miaw
c-Maf belongs to the large Maf family of transcription factors and plays a key role in the regulation of cytokine production and differentiation of TH2, TH17, TFH, and Tr1 cells. Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells can rapidly produce large quantity of TH-related cytokines such as IFN-γ, IL-4, and IL-17A upon stimulation by glycolipid antigens, such as α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer). However, the role of c-Maf in iNKT cells and iNKT cells-mediated diseases remains poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrate that α-GalCer-stimulated iNKT cells express c-Maf transcript and protein...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163382/immune-cell-responses-and-cytokine-profile-in-intestines-of-mice-infected-with-trichinella-spiralis
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Jing Ding, Xue Bai, Xuelin Wang, Haining Shi, Xuepeng Cai, Xuenong Luo, Mingyuan Liu, Xiaolei Liu
The intestinal phase is critical for trichinellosis caused by Trichinella spiralis (T. spiralis), as it determines both process and consequences of the disease. Several previous studies have reported that T. spiralis induces the initial predominance of a Th1 response during the intestine stage and a subsequent predominance of a Th2 response during the muscle stage. In the present study, immune cells and cytokine profile were investigated in the intestine of mice infected with T. spiralis. The results showed that the number of eosinophils, goblet cells, mucosal mast cells, and 33D1+ dendritic cells (DCs) increased during the intestinal phase of the infection...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163178/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BA%C3%AE-a-potential-target-in-the-management-of-vascular-complications-of-diabetes
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REVIEW
Sachin V Suryavanshi, Yogesh A Kulkarni
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder affecting large percentage of population worldwide. NF-κβ plays key role in pathogenesis of vascular complications of diabetes. Persistent hyperglycemia activates NF-κβ that triggers expression of various cytokines, chemokines and cell adhesion molecules. Over-expression of TNF-α, interleukins, TGF-β, Bcl2 and other pro-inflammatory proteins and pro-apoptotic genes by NF-κβ is key risk factor in vascular dysfunction. NF-κβ over-expression also triggers calcification of endothelial cells leading to endothelial dysfunction and further vascular complications...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163165/the-modulatory-properties-of-chronic-antidepressant-drugs-treatment-on-the-brain-chemokine-chemokine-receptor-network-a-molecular-study-in-an-animal-model-of-depression
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Ewa Trojan, Joanna Ślusarczyk, Katarzyna Chamera, Katarzyna Kotarska, Katarzyna Głombik, Marta Kubera, Agnieszka Basta-Kaim
An increasing number of studies indicate that the chemokine system may be the third major communication system of the brain. Therefore, the role of the chemokine system in the development of brain disorders, including depression, has been recently proposed. However, little is known about the impact of the administration of various antidepressant drugs on the brain chemokine - chemokine receptor axis. In the present study, we used an animal model of depression based on the prenatal stress procedure. We determined whether chronic treatment with tianeptine, venlafaxine, or fluoxetine influenced the evoked by prenatal stress procedure changes in the mRNA and protein levels of the homeostatic chemokines, CXCL12 (SDF-1α), CX3CL1 (fractalkine) and their receptors, in the hippocampus and frontal cortex...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161937/the-interplay-between-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-and-bmp-smad-signaling-pathways-in-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-a549-cells-induced-by-silica
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Yanhua Yu, Yanming Lin, Gengxia Yang, Lin Tian
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a phenotype transdifferentiation of epithelial into mesenchymal cells and contributes to pulmonary fibrotic disease. SMAD-dependent pathway has been reported to play a key role in the multiple fibrotic diseases. We hypothesized that TGF-β/SMAD signaling could cross-interact with BMP/SMAD signaling pathways in silica-induced EMT in A549 cells.We investigated that the ability of silica induced EMT in A549 cells, and this process was significantly inhibited by SB431542 through up-regulation of Vimentin, α-SMA and collagen type I expression and down-regulation of E-cadherin expression...
November 21, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161525/sea-cucumber-lipid-soluble-extra-fraction-prevents-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-airway-inflammation
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Da-In Lee, Shin Ae Kang, Anisuzzaman Md, U-Cheol Jeong, Feng Jin, Seok-Joong Kang, Jeong-Yeol Lee, Hak Sun Yu
In a previous study, our research group demonstrated that sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus) extracts ameliorated allergic airway inflammation through CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) T (regulatory T; Treg) cell activation and recruitment to the lung. In this study, we aimed to determine which components of sea cucumber contribute to the amelioration of airway inflammation. We used n-hexane fractionation to separate sea cucumber into three phases (n-hexane, alcohol, and solid) and evaluated the ability of each phase to elevate Il10 expression in splenocytes and ameliorate symptoms in mice with ovalbumin (OVA)/alum-induced asthma...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161463/the-il-21-mtor-axis-blocks-treg-differentiation-and-function-by-suppression-of-autophagy-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Hiroshi Kato, Andras Perl
OBJECTIVES: The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) has become a therapeutic target in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). mTOR regulates normal T-cell lineage specification, including development of regulatory cells (Tregs). Therefore, we investigated whether mTOR is activated within Tregs and causes their depletion and dysfunction in patients with SLE. METHODS: Activities of mTOR complexes 1 (mTORC1) and 2 (mTORC2) were examined by phosphorylation of 4E-BP1, S6K, and Akt, respectively, in SLE patients relative to healthy control females age-matched for each experiment...
November 21, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161313/biomarkers-and-echocardiography-for-evaluating-the-improvement-of-the-ventricular-diastolic-function-after-surgical-relief-of-hydronephrosis
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Huei-Ming Yeh, Ting-Tse Lin, Chih-Fan Yeh, Ho-Shiang Huang, Sheng-Nan Chang, Jou-Wei Lin, Chia-Ti Tsai, Ling-Ping Lai, Yi-You Huang, Chun-Lin Chu
The pathophysiology of cardio-renal syndrome (CRS) is complex. Hydronephrosis caused by urolithiasis may cause cytokine release and lead to cardiac dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac function changes observed in patients who received double J placement using feasible biomarkers and echocardiography. This was a prospective, single-center study. Eighty-seven patients who presented with acute unilateral hydronephrosis and received ureteroscope stone manipulation were enrolled. Echocardiography and cytokines were measured on the day of the operation and 24 hours after the procedure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161287/tgf-%C3%AE-contamination-of-purified-recombinant-gdf15
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Oddrun Elise Olsen, Anette Skjærvik, Berit Fladvad Størdal, Anders Sundan, Toril Holien
Purified recombinant proteins for use in biomedical research are invaluable to investigate protein function. However, purity varies in protein batches made in mammalian expression systems, such as CHO-cells or HEK293-cells. This study points to caution while investigating effects of proteins related to the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β superfamily. TGF-β itself is a very potent cytokine and has effects on cells in the femtomolar range. Thus, even very small amounts of contaminating TGF-β in purified protein batches may influence the experimental results given that receptors for TGF-β are present...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160629/chitosan-and-its-composites-properties-for-use-in-bone-substitution
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REVIEW
Marek Stępniewski, Jacek Martynkiewicz, Jerzy Gosk
For many years, research has been carried out on finding an ideal bone substitute. Chitosan (CTS) is a naturally occurring polysaccharide, obtained mainly from, inter alia, the shells of crustaceans. It is characterized by its high level of biocompatibility, biodegradability and antimicrobial properties as well as its support in the healing of wounds. Chitosan, due to its ability to form porous structures, can be used in the production of scaffolds used in the treatment of bone defects. There are numerous studies on the use of CTS in combination with other substances which aim to improve its biological and mechanical properties...
January 2017: Polimery W Medycynie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158223/tgf-%C3%AE-induces-oncofetal-fibronectin-which-in-turn-modulates-tgf-%C3%AE-superfamily-signaling-in-endothelial-cells
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Elisa Ventura, Michael Weller, Will Macnair, Katja Eschbach, Christian Beisel, Cinzia Cordazzo, Manfred Claassen, Luciano Zardi, Isabel Burghardt
Gene splicing profiles are frequently altered in cancer, and the splice variants of fibronectin (FN) containing the extra-domains A (EDA) and B (EDB) referred to as EDA+FN and EDB+FN are highly up-regulated in tumor vasculature. TGF-β signaling has been attributed a pivotal role in glioblastoma, with TGF-β promoting angiogenesis and vessel remodeling. By immunohistochemical staining, we observed that the oncofetal FN isoforms EDA+FN and EDB+FN are expressed in glioblastoma vasculature. Ex vivo single cell gene expression profiling of patients' tumors using the markers CD31 and alpha-smooth muscle actin (αSMA) respectively confirmed the predominant expression of FN, EDA+FN, and EDB+FN in the vascular compartment of glioblastoma...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158184/tgf-%C3%AE-mediated-upregulation-of-sox9-in-fibroblast-promotes-renal-fibrosis
#20
Huanan Li, Huimin Cai, Jia Deng, Xiaolong Tu, Yanyan Sun, Zhen Huang, Zhi Ding, Lei Dong, Jiangning Chen, Yuhui Zang, Junfeng Zhang
TGF-β signaling plays a principal role in renal fibrosis, but the precise mechanisms and the downstream factors are still largely unknown. Sox9 exhibits diverse roles in regulating the production of extracellular matrix proteins. Here we found that Sox9 was induced by TGF-β in the kidney fibroblast and acted as an important downstream mediator of TGF-β signaling in promoting renal fibrosis. TGF-β/Smad signaling mediated the upregulation of Sox9 in kidney fibroblast by binding to a conserved enhancer. In different mouse models of renal fibrosis, as well as in the kidney biopsy tissue from patients with renal fibrosis, Sox9 expression significantly increased...
November 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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