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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416488/activation-of-notch-signaling-by-tenascin-c-promotes-growth-of-human-brain-tumor-initiating-cells
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Susobhan Sarkar, Reza Mirzaei, Franz J Zemp, Wei Wu, Donna L Senger, Stephen M Robbins, V Wee Yong
Elevated NOTCH signaling is implicated in tumorigenesis. The brain tumor- initiating cells (BTICs) present in malignant glioma exhibit elevated NOTCH activity but the mechanism of this activation is unknown. Here, we provide evidence that tenascin-C (TNC), an extracellular matrix protein prominent in malignant glioma, increases NOTCH activity in BTICs to promote their growth. We demonstrate the proximal localization of TNC and BTICs in human glioblastoma specimens, and in the brains of mice implanted with human BTIC intracranial xenografts...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415821/deep-sequencing-based-microrna-expression-signatures-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-dual-strands-of-pre-mir-150-as-antitumor-mirnas
#2
Keiichi Koshizuka, Nijiro Nohata, Toyoyuki Hanazawa, Naoko Kikkawa, Takayuki Arai, Atsushi Okato, Ichiro Fukumoto, Koji Katada, Yoshitaka Okamoto, Naohiko Seki
We adopted into RNA-sequencing technologies to construct the microRNA (miRNA) expression signature of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Our signature revealed that a total of 160 miRNAs (44 upregulated and 116 downregulated) were aberrantly expressed in cancer tissues. Expression of miR-150-5p (guide strand miRNA) and miR-150-3p (passenger strand miRNA) were significantly silenced in cancer tissues, suggesting both miRNAs act as antitumor miRNAs in HNSCC cells. Ectopic expression of mature miRNAs, miR-150-5p and miR-150-3p inhibited cancer cell aggressiveness...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405594/screening-for-novel-endogenous-inflammatory-stimuli-using-the-secreted-embryonic-alkaline-phosphatase-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-reporter-assay
#3
Lorena Zuliani-Alvarez, Anna M Piccinini, Kim S Midwood
An immune response can be activated by pathogenic stimuli, as well as endogenous danger signals, triggering the activation of pattern recognition receptors and initiating signalling cascades that lead to inflammation. This method uses THP1-Blue™ cells, a human monocytic cell line which contains an embryonic alkaline phosphatase reporter gene allowing the detection of NF-κB-induced transcriptional activation. We validated this protocol by assessing NF-κB activation after stimulation of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) by two different agonists: lipopolysaccharide (LPS), derived from the cell wall of Gram negative bacteria, and tenascin-C, an extracellular matrix protein whose expression is induced upon tissue injury...
April 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401805/an-engineered-multiphase-3d-microenvironment-to-ensure-the-controlled-delivery-of-cyclic-strain-and-hgdf-5-for-the-tenogenic-commitment-of-hbmscs
#4
Marco Govoni, Anna Berardi, Claudio Muscari, Roberta Campardelli, Francesca Bonafè, Carlo Guarnieri, Ernesto Reverchon, Emanuele Giordano, Nicola Maffulli, Giovanna Della Porta
At present, injuries or rupture of tendons are treated by surgical repair or conservative approaches with unpredictable clinical outcome. Alternative strategies to repair tendon defects without the undesirable side effects associated with the current options are needed. With this in mind, a tissue engineering approach has gained considerable attention as a promising strategy. Here, we investigated a synthetic 3D microenvironment able to interact with stem cells and inducing, via coupled biochemical and physical signals, their early commitment towards the tenogenic lineage...
April 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384286/t-t-homozygosity-of-the-tenascin-c-gene-polymorphism-rs2104772-negatively-influences-exercise-induced-angiogenesis
#5
Paola Valdivieso, Marco Toigo, Hans Hoppeler, Martin Flück
BACKGROUND: Mechanical stress, including blood pressure related factors, up-regulate expression of the pro-angiogenic extracellular matrix protein tenascin-C in skeletal muscle. We hypothesized that increased capillarization of skeletal muscle with the repeated augmentation in perfusion during endurance training is associated with blood vessel-related expression of tenascin-C and would be affected by the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2104772, which characterizes the non-synonymous exchange of thymidine (T)-to-adenosine (A) in the amino acid codon 1677 of tenascin-C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376184/a-plasma-biomarker-panel-to-identify-surgically-resectable-early-stage-pancreatic-cancer
#6
Seetharaman Balasenthil, Ying Huang, Suyu Liu, Tracey Marsh, Jinyun Chen, Sanford A Stass, Debra KuKuruga, Randall Brand, Nanyue Chen, Marsha L Frazier, J Jack Lee, Sudhir Srivastava, Subrata Sen, Ann McNeill Killary
Background: Blood-based biomarkers for early detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are urgently needed. Current biomarkers lack high sensitivity and specificity for population screening. The gold-standard biomarker, CA 19-9, also fails to demonstrate the predictive value necessary for early detection. Methods: To validate a functional genomics-based plasma migration signature biomarker panel, plasma tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI), tenascin C (TNC-FN III-C), and CA 19-9 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in three early-stage PDAC plasma cohorts, including two independent blinded validation cohorts containing a total of 43 stage I, 163 stage II, 86 chronic pancreatitis, 31 acute biliary obstruction, and 108 controls...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363952/cd73-derived-adenosine-and-tenascin-c-control-cytokine-production-by-epicardium-derived-cells-formed-after-myocardial-infarction
#7
Julia Hesse, Stella Leberling, Elisabeth Boden, Daniela Friebe, Timo Schmidt, Zhaoping Ding, Peter Dieterich, Andreas Deussen, Claudia Roderigo, Christine R Rose, Doreen M Floss, Jürgen Scheller, Jürgen Schrader
Epicardium-derived cells (EPDCs) play a fundamental role in embryonic cardiac development and are reactivated in the adult heart in response to myocardial infarction (MI). In this study, EPDCs from post-MI rat hearts highly expressed the ectoenzyme CD73 and secreted the profibrotic matricellular protein tenascin-C (TNC). CD73 on EPDCs extensively generated adenosine from both extracellular ATP and NAD. This in turn stimulated the release of additional nucleotides from a Brefeldin A-sensitive intracellular pool via adenosine-A2BR signaling, forming a positive-feedback loop...
March 31, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347819/deferiprone-attenuates-inflammation-and-myocardial-fibrosis-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-rats
#8
Chunbo Zou, Xiaogang Liu, Rujuan Xie, Yushi Bao, Qing Jin, Xibei Jia, Li Li, Ruichan Liu
We attempted to investigate the therapeutic effects of deferiprone on DC rats and explore the underlying mechanism. Total 24 6-week-old male Wistar rats (weighing from 180 g to 220 g) were subjected to DC model construction and then randomly divided to three groups (8 rats per group): DC group, DC + 50 mg, and DC + 100 mg deferiprone treatment group. The 8 normal rats were considered as controls. After deferiprone treatment for 20 weeks, the blood samples were collected for the biochemical parameters test, including fasting glucose, HOMA-IR (homeostasis model assessment of the insulin resistance), serum iron, ferritin and transferrin saturation (TS)...
May 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344932/mutation-in-tnxb-gene-causes-moderate-to-severe-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#9
Carolyn S Kaufman, Merlin G Butler
We report a 28-year-old female who presented with severe joint pain, chronic muscle weakness, Raynaud's phenomenon, and hypermobility. She was found to have a 6074A > T nucleotide transition in the TNXB gene causing an amino acid protein change at Asp2025Val classified as likely pathogenic. We add this clinical report to the literature and classical human disease gene catalogs to identify this specific mutation as disease-causing. This gene variant was reported previously in a different 36-year-old patient who shared our patient's symptoms of joint hypermobility, skeletal and joint pain, skin elasticity and musculoskeletal problems, thereby causing a more severe presentation than seen in the hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)...
May 27, 2016: World Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341197/label-free-quantitative-proteomics-unravels-the-importance-of-rna-processing-in-glioma-malignancy
#10
Baibin Bi, Feng Li, Jisheng Guo, Cuiling Li, Ruirui Jing, Xin Lv, Xinjun Chen, Fengqin Wang, Kazem M Azadzoi, Lin Wang, Yuguang Liu, Jing-Hua Yang
Glioma, one of the most common cancers in human, is classified to different grades according to the degrees of malignancy. Glioblastoma (GBM) is known to be the most malignant (Grade IV) whereas low-grade astrocytoma (LGA, Grade II) is relatively benign. The mechanism underlying the pathogenesis and progression of glioma malignancy remains unclear. Here we report a quantitative proteomic study to elucidate the differences between GBM and LGA using liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry followed by label-free quantification...
March 21, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341124/tenascin-c-is-a-potential-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-marker-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-prostate-cancer
#11
Wei-Dong Ni, Zhao-Ting Yang, Chun-Ai Cui, Yan Cui, Long-Yun Fang, Yan-Hua Xuan
Tenascin-C (TNC), as a member of the extracellular matrix (ECM), plays an important role in cancer cell proliferation and migration and tumor invasion in various types of cancer. Here, we attempted to investigate the role of TNC as a prognostic factor in prostate cancer. We studied TNC expression via immunohistochemistry in 145 prostate cancer tissue samples. The clinicopathological relevance of TNC expression was examined, as well as other cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)-related factors. Our results showed that the high levels of TNC expression in prostate cancer stroma was significantly associated with lymph node metastasis (P = 0...
March 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291954/therapeutic-mechanisms-of-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-tendon-injury-model
#12
Sang Yoon Lee, Bomi Kwon, Kyoungbun Lee, Young Hoon Son, Sun G Chung
BACKGROUND: Although survival of transplanted stem cells in vivo and differentiation of stem cells into tenocytes in vitro have been reported, there have been no in vivo studies demonstrating that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could secrete their own proteins as differentiated tenogenic cells. Purpose/Hypothesis: Using a xenogeneic MSC transplantation model, we aimed to investigate whether MSCs could differentiate into the tenogenic lineage and secrete their own proteins. The hypothesis was that human MSCs would differentiate into the human tenogenic lineage and the cells would be able to secrete human-specific proteins in a rat tendon injury model...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284900/crosstalk-between-glia-extracellular-matrix-and-neurons
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Inseon Song, Alexander Dityatev
Extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules in the central nervous system form highly organized ECM structures around cell somata, axon initial segments, and synapses and play prominent roles in early development by guiding cell migration, neurite outgrowth and synaptogenesis, and by regulating closure of the critical period of development, synaptic plasticity and stability, cognitive flexibility, and axonal regeneration in adults. Major components of neural ECM, including chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs), tenascin-R and hyaluronic acid, are synthesized by both neurons and glial cells...
March 8, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270793/expression-of-semaphorins-neuropilins-vegf-and-tenascins-in-rat-and-human-primary-sensory-neurons-after-a-dorsal-root-injury
#14
Tomas Lindholm, Mårten Risling, Thomas Carlstedt, Henrik Hammarberg, Wilhelm Wallquist, Staffan Cullheim, Mattias K Sköld
Dorsal root injury is a situation not expected to be followed by a strong regenerative growth, or growth of the injured axon into the central nervous system of the spinal cord, if the central axon of the dorsal root is injured but of strong regeneration if subjected to injury to the peripherally projecting axons. The clinical consequence of axonal injury is loss of sensation and may also lead to neuropathic pain. In this study, we have used in situ hybridization to examine the distribution of mRNAs for the neural guidance molecules semaphorin 3A (SEMA3A), semaphorin 3F (SEMA3F), and semaphorin 4F (SEMA4F), their receptors neuropilin 1 (NP1) and neuropilin 2 (NP2) but also for the neuropilin ligand vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and Tenascin J1, an extracellular matrix molecule involved in axonal guidance, in rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) after a unilateral dorsal rhizotomy (DRT) or sciatic nerve transcetion (SNT)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262779/ischemic-injury-leads-to-extracellular-matrix-alterations-in-retina-and-optic-nerve
#15
Jacqueline Reinhard, Marina Renner, Susanne Wiemann, Daniel A Shakoor, Gesa Stute, H Burkhard Dick, Andreas Faissner, Stephanie C Joachim
Retinal ischemia occurs in a variety of eye diseases. Restrained blood flow induces retinal damage, which leads to progressive optic nerve degeneration and vision loss. Previous studies indicate that extracellular matrix (ECM) constituents play an important role in complex tissues, such as retina and optic nerve. They have great impact on de- and regeneration processes and represent major candidates of central nervous system glial scar formation. Nevertheless, the importance of the ECM during ischemic retina and optic nerve neurodegeneration is not fully understood yet...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257425/corneal-stromal-stem-cells-reduce-corneal-scarring-by-mediating-neutrophil-infiltration-after-wounding
#16
Andrew J Hertsenberg, Golnar Shojaati, Martha L Funderburgh, Mary M Mann, Yiqin Du, James L Funderburgh
Corneal scarring limits vision for millions of individuals worldwide. Corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) is the standard of care for corneal opacity; however, it bears the risk of graft rejection and infection and is not universally available. Stem cell therapy holds promise as an alternative to keratoplasty. Stem cells from human corneal stroma (CSSC) induce regeneration of transparent corneal tissue in a mouse wound-healing model. In this study we investigated the mechanism by which CSSC prevent deposition of fibrotic tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247010/pathological-and-molecular-analyses-of-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-apoe-knockout-mice
#17
Masa-Aki Shibata, Eiko Shibata, Kentaro Maemura, Yoichi Kondo, Mariko Harada-Shiba
The establishment of consistent and reliable methods for the analysis of atherosclerosis molecular pathways and for testing the efficiency of new therapeutics is of utmost importance. Here, we fed ApoE-knockout (KO) mice with high-fat diet to for 16 weeks to induce atherosclerosis. Atherosclerotic lesions in mice were methodically investigated using pathologic analyses and molecular biology tools. These lesions were histopathologically classified into three categories: early, progressive, and combined lesions...
February 28, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244007/effects-of-tenascin-c-knockout-on-cerebral-vasospasm-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-mice
#18
Masashi Fujimoto, Masato Shiba, Fumihiro Kawakita, Lei Liu, Naoshi Shimojo, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Toshimichi Yoshida, Hidenori Suzuki
A matricellular protein tenascin-C (TNC) has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but the direct evidence remains lacking. In this study, we examined effects of TNC knockout (TNKO) on cerebral vasospasm after experimental SAH in mice. C57BL/6 wild-type (WT) or TNKO mice were subjected to SAH by endovascular puncture. Ten WT and ten TNKO mice were randomized to WT sham (n = 4), TNKO sham (n = 4), WT SAH (n = 6), and TNKO SAH (n = 6) groups...
February 27, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242775/role-of-periostin-in-early-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-mice
#19
Lei Liu, Fumihiro Kawakita, Masashi Fujimoto, Fumi Nakano, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Toshimichi Yoshida, Hidenori Suzuki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A matricellular protein tenascin-C is implicated in early brain injury after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This study first evaluated the role of another matricellular protein periostin and the relationships with tenascin-C in post-SAH early brain injury. METHODS: Wild-type (n=226) and tenascin-C knockout (n=9) C57BL/6 male adult mice underwent sham or filament perforation SAH modeling. Vehicle, anti-periostin antibody, or recombinant periostin was randomly administrated by an intracerebroventricular injection at 30 minutes post-modeling...
February 27, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230733/ck2-molecular-targeting-tumor-cell-specific-delivery-of-rnai-in-various-models-of-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Janeen H Trembley, Betsy T Kren, Md Joynal Abedin, Rachel I Vogel, Claire M Cannon, Gretchen M Unger, Khalil Ahmed
Protein kinase CK2 demonstrates increased protein expression relative to non-transformed cells in the majority of cancers that have been examined. The elevated levels of CK2 are involved in promoting not only continued proliferation of cancer cells but also their resistance to cell death; thus, CK2 has emerged as a plausible target for cancer therapy. Our focus has been to target CK2 catalytic subunits at the molecular level using RNA interference (RNAi) strategies to achieve their downregulation. The delivery of oligonucleotide therapeutic agents warrants that they are protected and are delivered specifically to cancer cells...
February 21, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
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