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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901425/knockdown-of-fstl1-attenuates-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-through-the-tgf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-1-smad3-signaling-pathway
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Hongye Shang, Xiangjin Liu, Hui Guo
Follistatin‑like 1 (Fstl1) is a secreted glycoprotein that belongs to the follistatin and SPARC (secreted protein, acidic and rich in cysteine) families and was identified to serve a critical role in lung fibrosis. However, the role of Fstl1 in liver fibrosis remains undefined. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the role of Fstl1 in liver fibrosis. The results indicated that Fstl1 was highly expressed in human hepatic fibrosis tissues and activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Furthermore, knockdown of Fstl1effectively suppressed HSC proliferation and the protein expression levels of α‑SMA and collagen I in transforming growth factor (TGF)‑β1‑treated HSCs...
September 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883005/fstl1-promotes-metastasis-and-chemoresistance-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-through-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-bmp-signaling-crosstalk
#2
Marco Chi-Chung Lau, Kai-Yu Ng, Tin Lok Wong, Man Tong, Terence K Lee, Xiao-Yan Ming, Simon Law, Nikki P Lee, Annie Lm Cheung, Yan-Ru Qin, Kwok Wah Chan, Wen Ning, Xin Yuan Guan, Stephanie Ma
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has a generally poor prognosis and molecular markers to improve early detection and predict outcomes are greatly needed. Here we report that the BMP-binding follistatin-like protein FSTL1 is overexpressed in ESCCs where it correlates with poor overall survival. Genetic amplification of FSTL1 or chromosome 3q where it is located occurred frequently in ESCC, where FSTL1 copy number correlated positively with higher FSTL1 protein expression. Elevating FSTL1 levels by various means was sufficient to drive ESCC cell proliferation, clonogenicity, migration, invasion, self-renewal and cisplatin resistance in vitro and tumorigenicity and distant metastasis in vivo...
September 7, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857515/effects-of-fstl1-on-the-proliferation-and-motility-of-breast-cancer-cells-and-vascular-endothelial-cells
#3
Yang Yang, Tianhao Mu, Te Li, Songbo Xie, Jun Zhou, Min Liu, Dengwen Li
BACKGROUND: Treatments that prevent the motility of breast cancer cells and inhibit formation of new capillary vessels are urgently needed. FSTL1 is a secreted protein that has been implicated in maintaining the normal physiological function of the cardiovascular system, in addition to a variety of other biological functions. We investigated the role of FSTL1 in the proliferation and migration of breast cancer and vascular endothelial cells. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells and human breast cancer BT-549 cells were used to test the effects of FSTL1 and the N-terminal domain of FSTL1...
August 30, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852127/bbs4-regulates-the-expression-and-secretion-of-fstl1-a-protein-that-participates-in-ciliogenesis-and-the-differentiation-of-3t3-l1
#4
Victoria Prieto-Echagüe, Sukanya Lodh, Laura Colman, Natalia Bobba, Leonardo Santos, Nicholas Katsanis, Carlos Escande, Norann A Zaghloul, Jose L Badano
Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a model ciliopathy. Although the characterization of BBS proteins has evidenced their involvement in cilia, extraciliary functions for some of these proteins are also being recognized. Importantly, understanding both cilia and cilia-independent functions of the BBS proteins is key to fully dissect the cellular basis of the syndrome. Here we characterize a functional interaction between BBS4 and the secreted protein FSTL1, a protein linked to adipogenesis and inflammation among other functions...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852126/decrease-of-fstl1-bmp4-smad-signaling-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-but-not-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Jean Chiou, Chia-Yi Su, Yi-Hua Jan, Chih-Jen Yang, Ming-Shyan Huang, Yung-Luen Yu, Michael Hsiao
Follistatin-related protein 1 (FSTL1) plays a critical role in lung development through regulating BMP4-p-Smad1/5/8-Smad4 pathway. Regarding that many developmental pathways in embryogenesis are dysregulated in cancer, we aim to unravel the role of FSTL1-BMP4-Smad pathway in lung cancer. Our results showed low FSTL1 immunoexpression was significantly correlated with poor prognosis while patients with low BMP4 or low Smad4 immunoexpression showed a trend toward poor prognosis. When stratified by different histological types, low FSTL1, BMP4, and Smad4 expression retained their trends in predicting poor prognosis in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) but not in lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845090/the-correlation-between-fstl1-expression-and-airway-remodeling-in-asthmatics
#6
Yahui Liu, Tian Liu, Jinxiang Wu, Tao Li, Xingai Jiao, Haiqing Zhang, Jiping Zhao, Junfei Wang, Lin Liu, Liuzhao Cao, Shuo Li, Jiawei Xu, Jianfeng Xu, Xiaohui Ma, Lei Yang, Liang Dong
BACKGROUND: Asthma is characterized by airway remodeling. Follistatin-like protein 1 (FSTL1) is an extracellular glycoprotein. Recent studies suggest that FSTL1 may participate in the pathogenesis of asthma. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the association between FSTL1 and some parameters and inspect the role of FSTL1 in asthma. METHODS: We examined FSTL1 levels in 32 asthmatics and 25 controls. All subjects enrolled had routine blood tests, spirometry, and impulse oscillometry performed...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827448/egf-hijacks-mir-198-fstl1-wound-healing-switch-and-steers-a-two-pronged-pathway-toward-metastasis
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Gopinath M Sundaram, Hisyam M Ismail, Mohsin Bashir, Manish Muhuri, Candida Vaz, Srikanth Nama, Ghim Siong Ow, Ivshina Anna Vladimirovna, Rajkumar Ramalingam, Brian Burke, Vivek Tanavde, Vladimir Kuznetsov, E Birgitte Lane, Prabha Sampath
Epithelial carcinomas are well known to activate a prolonged wound-healing program that promotes malignant transformation. Wound closure requires the activation of keratinocyte migration via a dual-state molecular switch. This switch involves production of either the anti-migratory microRNA miR-198 or the pro-migratory follistatin-like 1 (FSTL1) protein from a single transcript; miR-198 expression in healthy skin is down-regulated in favor of FSTL1 upon wounding, which enhances keratinocyte migration and promotes re-epithelialization...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826313/effect-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-supplementation-on-body-composition-and-circulating-levels-of-follistatin-like-1-in-males-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
#8
Shirin Jafari Salim, Shahab Alizadeh, Mahmoud Djalali, Ebrahim Nematipour, Mohammad Hassan Javanbakht
Adipokines are mediators of body composition and are involved in obesity-related complications such as cardiovascular disease. Omega-3 supplementation has not been studied in the setting of body composition and follistatin-like 1 (FSTL1) levels in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). This study aimed to investigate the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (ω-3 PUFA) supplementation on body composition indices and serum levels of FSTL1 in CAD patients. A total of 42 male (aged 45-65 years) subjects with angiographically confirmed CAD were included in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial study...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765894/follistatin-like-protein-1-increases-transepithelial-resistance-in-kidney-epithelial-cells-through-akt-signaling
#9
Fei Chen, Qiang Hu, Huihui Huang, Binbin Chen, Yin Xia, Wenjing Liu
Tight junctions are intercellular junctional structures that control paracellular permeability across epithelial cell sheets, and serve as a barrier to the intramembranic diffusion of components between apical and basolateral cell membrane domains. Follistatin‑like protein 1 (FSTL1) has been reported to promote cellular metabolism and survival. FSTL1 has been revealed to be highly expressed in adult kidney tissues, and high FSTL1 levels have been reported in mouse and human serum samples; however, the roles of FSTL1 in the regulation of kidney function remain to be elucidated...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705792/deletion-of-fstl1-follistatin-like-1-from-the-endocardial-endothelial-lineage-causes-mitral-valve-disease
#10
Stuti Prakash, Luis J J Borreguero, Marc Sylva, Lorena Flores Ruiz, Fereshte Rezai, Quinn D Gunst, José-Luis de la Pompa, Jan M Ruijter, Maurice J B van den Hoff
OBJECTIVE: Fstl1 (Follistatin-like 1) is a secreted protein that is expressed in the atrioventricular valves throughout embryonic development, postnatal maturation, and adulthood. In this study, we investigated the loss of Fstl1 in the endocardium/endothelium and their derived cells. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We conditionally ablated Fstl1 from the endocardial lineage using a transgenic Tie2-Cre mouse model. These mice showed a sustained Bmp and Tgfβ signaling after birth...
September 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680581/endothelial-follistatin-like-1-regulates-the-postnatal-development-of-the-pulmonary-vasculature-by-modulating-bmp-smad-signaling
#11
Navessa P Tania, Harm Maarsingh, I Sophie T Bos, Andrea Mattiotti, Stuti Prakash, Wim Timens, Quinn D Gunst, Luis J Jimenez-Borreguero, Martina Schmidt, Maurice J B van den Hoff, Reinoud Gosens
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling regulates vascular smooth muscle maturation, endothelial cell proliferation, and tube formation. The endogenous BMP antagonist Follistatin-like 1 (Fstl1) is highly expressed in pulmonary vascular endothelium of the developing mouse lung, suggesting a role in pulmonary vascular formation and vascular homeostasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Fstl1 in the pulmonary vascular endothelium. To this aim, Fstl1 was conditionally deleted from endothelial and endothelial-derived cells using Tie2-cre driven Fstl1-KO mice (Fstl1-eKO mice)...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655132/fstl1-contributes-to-tumor-progression-via-attenuating-apoptosis-in-a-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-dependent-manner-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Wei Yang, Yaqi Wu, Cong Wang, Zhikui Liu, Meng Xu, Xin Zheng
BACKGROUND: Several investigations have demonstrated that follistatin-like 1 (FSTL1) is implicated in the initiation and progression of diverse cancers. It remains unclear whether FSTL1 acted as a cancer-promoting gene through its overexpression in HCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We detected FSTL1 protein expression in 210 consecutive HCC cases curatively resected in our hospital between 2004 and 2007. The correlation between FSTL1 expression in HCC tissues and post-surgical prognosis of HCCs was analyzed...
July 19, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624955/presynaptic-inhibition-of-nociceptive-neurotransmission-by-somatosensory-neuron-secreted-suppressors
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REVIEW
Kaicheng Li, Bing Cai, Changlin Li, Xu Zhang
Noxious stimuli cause pain by activating cutaneous nociceptors. The Aδ- and C-fibers of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons convey the nociceptive signals to the laminae I-II of spinal cord. In the dorsal horn of spinal cord, the excitatory afferent synaptic transmission is regulated by the inhibitory neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid and modulators such as opioid peptides released from the spinal interneurons, and by serotonin, norepinepherine and dopamine from the descending inhibitory system. In contrast to the accumulated evidence for these central inhibitors and their neural circuits in the dorsal spinal cord, the knowledge about the endogenous suppressive mechanisms in nociceptive DRG neurons remains very limited...
June 15, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624207/identification-of-novel-fibrosis-modifiers-by-in%C3%A2-vivo-sirna-silencing
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Elisabeth H Vollmann, Lizhi Cao, Aldo Amatucci, Taylor Reynolds, Stefan Hamann, Isin Dalkilic-Liddle, Thomas O Cameron, Markus Hossbach, Kevin J Kauffman, Faryal F Mir, Daniel G Anderson, Tatiana Novobrantseva, Victor Koteliansky, Tatiana Kisseleva, David Brenner, Jeremy Duffield, Linda C Burkly
Fibrotic diseases contribute to 45% of deaths in the industrialized world, and therefore a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying tissue fibrosis is sorely needed. We aimed to identify novel modifiers of tissue fibrosis expressed by myofibroblasts and their progenitors in their disease microenvironment through RNA silencing in vivo. We leveraged novel biology, targeting genes upregulated during liver and kidney fibrosis in this cell lineage, and employed small interfering RNA (siRNA)-formulated lipid nanoparticles technology to silence these genes in carbon-tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis in mice...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574994/follistatin-like-1-fstl1-is-required-for-the-normal-formation-of-lung-airway-and-vascular-smooth-muscle-at-birth
#15
Xue Liu, Yingying Liu, Xiaohe Li, Jing Zhao, Yan Geng, Wen Ning
Fstl1, a secreted protein of the BMP antagonist class, has been implicated in the regulation of lung development and alveolar maturation. Here we generated a Fstl1-lacZ reporter mouse line as well as a Fstl1 knockout allele. We localized Fstl1 transcript in lung smooth muscle cells and identified Fstl1 as essential regulator of lung smooth muscle formation. Deletion of Fstl1 in mice led to postnatal death as a result of respiratory failure due to multiple defects in lung development. Analysis of the mutant phenotype showed impaired airway smooth muscle (SM) manifested as smaller SM line in trachea and discontinued SM surrounding bronchi, which were associated with decreased transcriptional factors myocardin/serum response factor (SRF) and impaired differentiation of SM cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520449/-novelties-in-the-treatment-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Filip Souček, Jan Novak
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome which is manifested by characteristic symptoms and objective signs of cardiac insufficiency. The incidence of HF, particularly its chronic form, is estimated 0.4-2 % in the central and western Europe, with an increase in higher age groups, affecting 10-20 % of the population aged over 80. With respect to its growing incidence and prevalence, novel modalities of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment are being developed in order to improve quality of life and survival of the affected patients...
December 0: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498809/follistatin-like-protein-1-promotes-inflammatory-reactions-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells-by-interacting-with-the-mapk-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#17
Yi Liu, Jianlu Wei, Yunpeng Zhao, Yuanqiang Zhang, Yingguang Han, Bin Chen, Kaiyuan Cheng, Jialin Jia, Lin Nie, Lei Cheng
OBJECTIVE: Follistatin-like protein 1 (FSTL1) is a well-known mediator of inflammation. Intervertebral disc disease is an inflammatory disorder. Here, we investigated the role of FSTL1 in the intervertebral discs inflammation. METHODS: Expression of FSTL1 in nucleus pulposus tissues from rats and human was determined by immunohistochemistry staining and western blot analysis. The expression levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin1-β (IL-1β) and matrix metalloproteinase 13 (MMP-13) in human and rat nucleus pulposus tissues were measured by immunohistochemistry staining...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495857/tgf-%C3%AE-1-induces-fstl1-via-the-smad3-c-jun-pathway-in-lung-fibroblasts
#18
Xiaohong Zheng, Chao Qi, Si Zhang, Yinshan Fang, Wen Ning
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 has long been regarded as a central mediator of tissue fibrosis. Follistatin-like 1 (Fstl1) is a crucial profibrotic glycoprotein that is upregulated in fibrotic lung tissues, and it promotes fibrogenesis via facilitating TGF-β signaling. Here we examined the signaling pathway by which TGF-β1 upregulates Fstl1 expression in mouse pulmonary fibroblasts. TGF-β1 regulated Fstl1 expression at both the transcriptional and translational levels. Although TGF-β1 rapidly activated the Smad, MAPK, and Akt pathways in lung fibroblasts, only Smad2/3 inhibition eliminated TGF-β1-induced Fstl1 expression...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473327/autophagy-plays-a-role-in-fstl1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-airway-remodeling-in-asthma
#19
Tian Liu, Yahui Liu, Marina Miller, Liuzhao Cao, Jiping Zhao, Jinxiang Wu, Junfei Wang, Lin Liu, Shuo Li, Minfang Zou, Jiawei Xu, David H Broide, Liang Dong
Asthma is a chronic disease related to airway hyperresponsiveness and airway remodeling. Airway remodeling is the important reason of refractory asthma and is associated with differentiation of airway epithelia into myofibroblasts via epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) to increase the process of subepithelial fibrosis. There is growing evidence that autophagy modulates remodeling. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of these effects are still unclear. In this study, we hypothesized that Follistatin-like 1 (FSTL1) promotes EMT and airway remodeling by intensifying autophagy...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393245/knockdown-of-fstl1-inhibits-pdgf%C3%A2-bb%C3%A2-induced-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-migration
#20
Yuelin Deng, Yao Zhang, Huajie Wu, Zhaoling Shi, Xin Sun
Abnormal proliferation and migration of airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells serve roles in airway remodeling, and contribute to airway hyper‑responsiveness. Follistatin‑like protein 1 (FSTL1) is a secreted glycoprotein that belongs to the follistatin family of proteins. It was reported that in the lungs of patients suffering from severe asthma, FSTL1 is highly expressed by macrophages. However, the role of FSTL1 in ASM cell proliferation and migration remains unknown. The present study aimed to investigate the role of FSTL1 in cell proliferation and migration mediated by platelet‑derived growth factor subunit B (PDGF‑BB) in human ASM cells...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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