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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905026/native-matrix-based-human-lung-alveolar-tissue-model-in-vitro-studies-of-the-reparatory-actions-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Ieva Bruzauskaite, Jovile Raudoniute, Jaroslav Denkovskij, Edvardas Bagdonas, Sandra Meidute-Abaraviciene, Vaida Simonyte, Daiva Bironaite, Almantas Siaurys, Eiva Bernotiene, Ruta Aldonyte
Studies of lung diseases in vitro often rely on flat, plastic-based monocultures, due to short lifespan of primary cells, complicated anatomy, lack of explants, etc. We hereby present a native 3D model with cues for repopulating epithelial cells. Abilities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to modulate bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and cigarette smoke-induced injury to pulmonary epithelium were tested in our model. Post-mortem human lung tissue was sliced, cut and decellularized. Resulting matrix pads were reseeded with pulmonary epithelium (A549 line)...
December 1, 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903708/astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-regulates-beta-catenin-signaling-to-maintain-glioma-stem-like-stemness-and-self-renewal
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Bin Hu, Luni Emdad, Timothy P Kegelman, Xue-Ning Shen, Swadesh K Das, Devanand Sarkar, Paul B Fisher
: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a common malignant brain tumor that portends extremely poor patient survival. Recent studies reveal that glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) are responsible for GBM escape from chemo-radiotherapy and mediators of tumor relapse. Previous studies suggest that AEG-1 (MTDH), an oncogene upregulated in most types of cancers including GBM, plays a focal role linking multiple signaling pathways in tumorigenesis. We now report a crucial role of AEG-1 in glioma stem cell biology...
November 30, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902969/rac1-gtp-ase-signals-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-mediated-integrin-directed-metastasis-associated-tumor-cell-phenotypes-in-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Pradip De, Jennifer H Carlson, Tyler Jepperson, Scooter Willis, Brian Leyland-Jones, Nandini Dey
The acquisition of integrin-directed metastasis-associated (ID-MA) phenotypes by Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) cells is caused by an upregulation of the Wnt-beta-catenin pathway (WP). We reported that WP is one of the salient genetic features of TNBC. RAC-GTPases, small G-proteins which transduce signals from cell surface proteins including integrins, have been implicated in tumorigenesis and metastasis by their role in essential cellular functions like motility. The collective percentage of alteration(s) in RAC1 in ER+ve BC was lower as compared to ER-ve BC (35% vs 57%) (brca/tcga/pub2015)...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899423/myc-mediates-mrna-cap-methylation-of-canonical-wnt-beta-catenin-signaling-transcripts-by-recruiting-cdk7-and-rna-methyltransferase
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Valeriya Posternak, Matthew H Ung, Chao Cheng, Michael D Cole
: MYC is a pleiotropic transcription factor that activates and represses a wide range of target genes and is frequently deregulated in human tumors. While much is known about the role of MYC in transcriptional activation and repression, MYC can also regulate mRNA cap methylation through a mechanism that has remained poorly understood. Here it is reported that MYC enhances mRNA cap methylation of transcripts globally, specifically increasing mRNA cap methylation of genes involved in Wnt/beta-catenin signaling...
November 29, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871173/stat3-potentiates-siah-1-mediated-proteasomal-degradation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-in-human-embryonic-kidney-cells
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Minkyung Shin, Eun Hee Yi, Byung-Hak Kim, Jae-Cheon Shin, Jung Youl Park, Chung-Hyun Cho, Jong-Wan Park, Kang-Yell Choi, Sang-Kyu Ye
The β-catenin functions as an adhesion molecule and a component of the Wnt signaling pathway. In the absence of the Wnt ligand, β-catenin is constantly phosphorylated, which designates it for degradation by the APC complex. This process is one of the key regulatory mechanisms of β-catenin. The level of β-catenin is also controlled by the E3 ubiquitin protein ligase SIAH-1 via a phosphorylation-independent degradation pathway. Similar to β-catenin, STAT3 is responsible for various cellular processes, such as survival, proliferation, and differentiation...
November 30, 2016: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855285/computational-drug-treatment-simulations-on-projections-of-dysregulated-protein-networks-derived-from-the-myelodysplastic-mutanome-match-clinical-response-in-patients
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Leylah Drusbosky, Cindy Medina, Regina Martuscello, Kimberly E Hawkins, Myron Chang, Jatinder K Lamba, Shireen Vali, Ansu Kumar, Neeraj Kumar Singh, Taher Abbasi, Mikkael A Sekeres, Mar Mallo, Francesc Sole, Rafael Bejar, Christopher R Cogle
Although the majority of MDS patients fail to achieve clinical improvement to approved therapies, some patients benefit from treatment. Predicting patient response prior to therapy would improve treatment effectiveness, avoid treatment-related adverse events and reduce healthcare costs. Three separate cohorts of MDS patients were used to simulate drug response to lenalidomide alone, hypomethylating agent (HMA) alone, or HMA plus lenalidomide. Utilizing a computational biology program, genomic abnormalities in each patient were used to create an intracellular pathway map that was then used to screen for drug response...
November 6, 2016: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855230/a-case-of-thyroid-fibromatosis-a-rare-lesion-of-this-gland
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Joana Simões-Pereira, Rafael Adame Cabrera, Valeriano Leite
: Thyroid fibromatosis is a very rare lesion; to our knowledge, there are only four cases reported in the medical literature. Herein, we report the clinical case of a woman with thyroid fibromatosis with a long follow-up (11 years). A 63-year-old female patient, with an increasing multinodular goitre without compressive symptoms, was admitted to total thyroidectomy. The histology revealed a spindle-cell proliferation with fibroblastic characteristics with no atypia and thin capillary vessels...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829235/carf-activates-beta-catenin-tcf-signaling-in-the-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Xin Fan, Xiaoyan Ma, Lei Cui, Shengchun Dang, Jianguo Qu, Jianxin Zhang, Xuqing Wang, Zhengfa Mao
Overactivation of Ras signaling is very common in the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) due to its constitutive active mutation, which makes it a big challenge to target Ras signaling. Therefore, identifying effectors downstream of Ras signaling would benefit the development of novel therapeutic strategies. In this study, it was found that the expression of CARF (collaborate of ARF) was induced by oncogenic RasV12. The expression of CARF was up-regulated in both HCC mouse model (Alb-Cre; P53f/f; Loxp-Stop-Loxp-RasG12D) and human HCC clinical samples...
November 5, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825542/histopathological-tumor-invasion-of-the-mesenterico-portal-vein-is-characterized-by-aggressive-biology-and-stromal-fibroblast-activation
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Hryhoriy Lapshyn, Louisa Bolm, Ilona Kohler, Martin Werner, Franck G Billmann, Dirk Bausch, Ulrich T Hopt, Frank Makowiec, Uwe A Wittel, Tobias Keck, Peter Bronsert, Ulrich F Wellner
BACKGROUND: Mesenterico-portal vein resection (PVR) during pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic head cancer was established in the 1990s and can be considered a routine procedure in specialized centers today. True histopathologic portal vein invasion is predictive of poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between mesenterico-portal venous tumor infiltration (PVI) and features of aggressive tumor biology. METHODS: Patients receiving PVR for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head were identified from a prospectively maintained database...
November 5, 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819314/interleukin-22-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-through-mir-200a-beta-catenin
#10
Bang-Li Hu, Cheng Shi, Rong-E Lei, Dong-Hong Lu, Wei Luo, Shan-Yu Qin, You Zhou, Hai-Xing Jiang
IL-22 ameliorates liver fibrosis by inhibiting hepatic stellate cells (HSC), and loss of miR-200a is associated with the development of liver fibrosis. The study aimed to investigate the interplay between IL-22 and miR-200a in regulating liver fibrosis in vivo and in vitro. We observed that IL-22 significantly reduced the proliferation of HSC and increased the expression of p-STAT3. β-catenin was identified as a target gene of miR-200a by luciferase reporter assay, and upregulation of miR-200a significantly attenuated the proliferation of HSC and reduced β-catenin expression...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807401/alzheimer-disease-crosstalk-between-the-canonical-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-and-ppars-alpha-and-gamma
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REVIEW
Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier
The molecular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are still not fully understood. In AD, Wnt/beta-catenin signaling has been shown to be downregulated while the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma (mARN and protein) is upregulated. Certain neurodegenerative diseases share the same Wnt/beta-catenin/PPAR gamma profile, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Conversely, other NDs share an opposite profile, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Friedreich's ataxia...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777792/the-role-of-e-cadherin-in-maintaining-the-barrier-function-of-corneal-epithelium-after-treatment-with-cultured-autologous-oral-mucosa-epithelial-cell-sheet-grafts-for-limbal-stem-deficiency
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Fawzia Bardag-Gorce, Richard H Hoft, Andrew Wood, Joan Oliva, Hope Niihara, Andrew Makalinao, Jacquelyn Thropay, Derek Pan, Imara Meepe, Kumar Tiger, Julio Garcia, Amanda Laporte, Samuel W French, Yutaka Niihara
The role of E-cadherin in epithelial barrier function of cultured autologous oral mucosa epithelial cell sheet (CAOMECS) grafts was examined. CAOMECS were cultured on a temperature-responsive surface and grafted onto rabbit corneas with Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency (LSCD). E-cadherin levels were significantly higher in CAOMECS compared to normal and LSCD epithelium. Beta-catenin colocalized with E-cadherin in CAOMECS cell membranes while phosphorylated beta-catenin was significantly increased. ZO-1, occludin, and Cnx43 were also strongly expressed in CAOMECS...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777604/comparison-of-maternal-isocaloric-high-carbohydrate-and-high-fat-diets-on-osteogenic-and-adipogenic-genes-expression-in-adolescent-mice-offspring
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Seyedeh Neda Mousavi, Fariba Koohdani, Farzad Shidfar, Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad
BACKGROUND: Maternal high fat/high calorie diet leads to adiposity and bone fracture in offspring. However, the effects of macronutrient distribution in maternal isocaloric diet have not been studied. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that maternal isocaloric pair-fed high-carbohydrate diet will increase osteoblastic and decrease osteoclastic and adipogenic gene expression compared with high-fat diet in adolescent mice offspring. METHODS: Virgin female C57BL/6 mice were impregnated and fed either the AIN 93G isocaloric pair-fed high-carbohydrate (LF-HCD) or a high fat (HF-LCD) diet from the time of vaginal plug confirmation until the offspring was weaned...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757559/5t4-oncofoetal-antigen-an-attractive-target-for-immune-intervention-in-cancer
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Peter L Stern, Richard Harrop
The natural history of a patient's cancer is often characterised by genetic diversity and sequential sweeps of clonal dominance. It is therefore not surprising that identifying the most appropriate tumour-associated antigen for targeted intervention is challenging. The 5T4 oncofoetal antigen was identified by searching for surface molecules shared between human trophoblast and cancer cells with the rationale that they may function to allow survival of the foetus as a semi-allograft in the mother or a tumour in its host...
October 18, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751406/uterine-sarcoma-part-iii-targeted-therapy-the-taiwan-association-of-gynecology-tag-systematic-review
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Ming-Shyen Yen, Jen-Ruei Chen, Peng-Hui Wang, Kuo-Chang Wen, Yi-Jen Chen, Heung-Tat Ng
Uterine sarcoma is a very aggressive and highly lethal disease. Even after a comprehensive staging surgery or en block cytoreduction surgery followed by multimodality therapy (often chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy), many patients relapse or present with distant metastases, and finally die of diseases. The worst outcome of uterine sarcomas is partly because of their rarity, unknown etiology, and highly divergent genetic aberration. Uterine sarcomas are often classified into four distinct subtypes, including uterine leiomyosarcoma, low-grade uterine endometrial stromal sarcoma, high-grade uterine endometrial stromal sarcoma, and undifferentiated uterine sarcoma...
October 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734460/enhancement-of-beta-catenin-in-cardiomyocytes-suppresses-survival-protein-expression-but-promotes-apoptosis-and-fibrosis
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James C Lin, Wei-Wen Kuo, Rathinasamy Baskaran, Ming-Cheng Chen, Tsung-Jung Ho, Ray-Jade Chen, Ya-Fang Chen, Viswanadha Vijaya Padma, Ing-Shiow Lay, Chih-Yang Huang
BACKGROUND: Beta-catenin has been implicated in cell-cell communication in a wide variety of developmental and physiological processes. Defective Wnt signaling could result in various cardiac and vascular abnormalities. Little is known regarding Wnt/frizzled pathway in cardiomyocyte apoptosis. METHODS: In this study, the role of β-catenin in apoptosis was investigated in H9c2 cardiomyocytes and primary cardiomyocytes isolated in diabetic Wistar rats. The cardiomyocytes were transfected with porcine cytomegalovirus (pCMV)-β-catenin plasmid in order to overexpress β-catenin...
October 13, 2016: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731629/collaborative-action-of-surface-chemistry-and-topography-in-the-regulation-of-mesenchymal-and-epithelial-markers-and-the-shape-of-cancer-cells
#17
Junsheng Li, Barbara Kwiatkowska, Hao Lu, Maren Voglstätter, Erika Ueda, Michael Grunze, Jonathan Sleeman, Pavel A Levkin, Irina Nazarenko
Malignant transformation is associated with enhancement of cell plasticity, which allows cancer cells to survive under different conditions by adapting to their microenvironment during growth and metastatic spread. Much effort has been devoted to understanding the molecular mechanisms of these processes. Although the importance of the extracellular matrix and of surface properties in these mechanisms is evident, the direct impact of distinct physical and chemical surfaces characteristics on cell fate remains unclear...
October 12, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729806/association-analysis-of-dact1-genetic-variants-and-gastric-cancer-risk-in-a-chinese-han-population-a-case-control-study
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Chi Huang, Younan Wang, Hao Fan, Xiang Ma, Ran Tang, Xiangkun Huan, Yi Zhu, Zekuan Xu, Hao Xu, Li Yang
PURPOSE: Disheveled-binding antagonist of beta-catenin 1 (DACT1) is involved in tumorigenesis through influencing cell apoptosis and proliferation. We aimed to investigate the effect of three tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in DACT1 (rs863091 C>T, rs17832998 C>T, and rs167481 C>T) on the occurrence of gastric cancer (GC), their association with specific clinical characteristics, and consideration of the functional relevance of GC-related SNPs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In this hospital-based case-control study, the genotypes were acquired using the TaqMan-MGB method consisting of 602 cases and 602 controls...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715343/curcumin-reduces-lung-inflammation-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Xia Yang, Jian-Ning Lv, Hui Li, Bo Jiao, Qiu-Hong Zhang, Yong Zhang, Jie Zhang, Yan-Qin Liu, Ming Zhang, Hu Shan, Jin-Zhao Zhang, Run-Miao Wu, Ya-Li Li
OBJECTIVES: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory, heterogeneous airway disease affecting millions of people around the world. Curcumin has been found to have anti-inflammatory and antifibrosis effects. Researchers reported that curcumin regulated Wnt/β-catenin signaling in lots of cells. However, whether curcumin regulates the levels of Wnt/β-Catenin signaling in lung tissues and DCs (dendritic cells) remains unclear. In this study, we assessed the effects of curcumin on DCs and asthma...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714812/dact1-a-wnt-pathway-inhibitor-mediates-human-mesangial-cell-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-apoptosis
#20
Daniele Pereira Jardim, Paula Cristina Eiras Poço, Alexandre Holthausen Campos
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem that affects millions of men and women of all ages and racial groups. Loss of mesangial cells (MC) represents an early common feature in the pathogenesis of CKD. Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) is a key inducer of kidney damage and triggers several pathological changes in renal cells, notably MC apoptosis. However, the mechanism of MC apoptosis induced by TGF-β1 remains elusive. Here we demonstrate for the first time a novel regulatory pathway in which the disheveled-binding antagonist of beta-catenin 1 (Dact1) gene is upregulated by TGF-β1, inducing MC apoptosis...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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