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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918114/netrins-semaphorins-novel-regulators-of-the-immune-response
#1
REVIEW
Jordyn Feinstein, Bhama Ramkhelawon
Netrins and semaphorins, members of the neuronal guidance cue family, exhibit a rich biology with significant roles that extend beyond chemotactic guidance of the axons to build the neuronal patterns of the body. Screening of adult tissues and specific cellular subsets have illuminated that these proteins are also abundantly expressed under both steady state and pathological scenarios. This observation suggests that, in addition to their role in the development of the axonal tree, these proteins possess additional novel functions in adult physiopathology...
September 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882944/netrin-4-promotes-differentiation-and-migration-of-osteoblasts
#2
Yuichiro Enoki, Tsuyoshi Sato, Shoichiro Kokabu, Naoki Hayashi, Takanori Iwata, Masayuki Yamato, Michihiko Usui, Masahito Matsumoto, Taketo Tomoda, Wataru Ariyoshi, Tatsuji Nishihara, Tetsuya Yoda
BACKGROUND/AIM: While netrin-4 plays a vital role in the vascular system, the role of netrin-1 in osteoblast differentiation is not well understood. In this study we explored whether netrin-4 has functional roles in osteoblasts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR), RNA interference, the generation of plasmids, transfections, measurement of alkaline phosphatase activity, a mineralization assay, a migration assay and a cell proliferation assay were performed...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881639/netrin-1-promotes-gastric-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-via-the-receptor-neogenin-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#3
Kai Yin, Linjun Wang, Xuan Zhang, Zhongyuan He, Yiwen Xia, Jianghao Xu, Song Wei, Bowen Li, Zheng Li, Guangli Sun, Qing Li, Hao Xu, Zekuan Xu
Netrin-1 is a laminin-related protein found to promote proliferation and invasion in multiple types of cancers. Recent studies have identified the function role of netrin-1 in several cancers; however, the influence of netrin-1 in human gastric cancer(GC) remains largely unknown. In this study, we found netrin-1 was upregulated in human GC tissues, where its expression correlated inversely with cancer stage and lymph node metastasis. We detected netrin-1 and its receptor knockdown significantly suppressed GC cells proliferation and invasion, while overexpression netrin-1 reversed these effects...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859089/flavin-monooxygenases-regulate-caenorhabditis-elegans-axon-guidance-and-growth-cone-protrusion-with-unc-6-netrin-signaling-and-rac-gtpases
#4
Mahekta R Gujar, Aubrie M Stricker, Erik A Lundquist
The guidance cue UNC-6/Netrin regulates both attractive and repulsive axon guidance. Our previous work showed that in C. elegans, the attractive UNC-6/Netrin receptor UNC-40/DCC stimulates growth cone protrusion, and that the repulsive receptor, an UNC-5:UNC-40 heterodimer, inhibits growth cone protrusion. We have also shown that inhibition of growth cone protrusion downstream of the UNC-5:UNC-40 repulsive receptor involves Rac GTPases, the Rac GTP exchange factor UNC-73/Trio, and the cytoskeletal regulator UNC-33/CRMP, which mediates Semaphorin-induced growth cone collapse in other systems...
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856010/serum-netrin-1-in-relation-to-gadolinium-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-early-multiple-sclerosis
#5
M M Voortman, T Pekar, D Bachmayer, J-J Archelos, T Stojakovic, H Scharnagl, S Ropele, A Pichler, C Enzinger, S Fuchs, F Fazekas, T Seifert-Held, M Khalil
BACKGROUND: Netrin-1, a secreted laminin-related protein, is known to regulate not only axonal guidance and neuronal cell migration, but also blood-brain barrier integrity and inflammation. Two preliminary studies reported altered serum netrin-1 levels in multiple sclerosis; however, associations with longitudinal clinical and magnetic resonance imaging activity have not been investigated. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess serum netrin-1 in multiple sclerosis and controls with respect to disease activity and its temporal dynamics...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851705/distinct-functions-for-netrin-1-in-chicken-and-murine-semicircular-canal-morphogenesis
#6
Allison M Nishitani, Sho Ohta, Andrea R Yung, Tony Del Rio, Michael I Gordon, Victoria E Abraira, Evelyn C Avilés, Gary C Schoenwolf, Donna M Fekete, Lisa V Goodrich
The vestibular system of the inner ear detects head position using three orthogonally oriented semicircular canals; even slight changes in their shape and orientation can cause debilitating behavioral defects. During development, the canals are sculpted from pouches that protrude from the otic vesicle, the embryonic anlage of the inner ear. In the center of each pouch, a fusion plate forms where cells lose their epithelial morphology and the basement membrane breaks down. Cells in the fusing epithelia intercalate and are removed, creating a canal...
August 29, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846083/glia-initiate-brain-assembly-through-noncanonical-chimaerin-furin-axon-guidance-in-c-elegans
#7
Georgia Rapti, Chang Li, Alan Shan, Yun Lu, Shai Shaham
Brain assembly is hypothesized to begin when pioneer axons extend over non-neuronal cells, forming tracts guiding follower axons. Yet pioneer-neuron identities, their guidance substrates, and their interactions are not well understood. Here, using time-lapse embryonic imaging, genetics, protein-interaction, and functional studies, we uncover the early events of C. elegans brain assembly. We demonstrate that C. elegans glia are key for assembly initiation, guiding pioneer and follower axons using distinct signals...
August 28, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830786/relation-between-serum-levels-of-chemotaxis-related-factors-and-the-presence-of-coronary-artery-calcification-as-expression-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis
#8
Juan Carlos Muñoz, Rubén Martín, Carmen Alonso, Beatriz Gutiérrez, María Luisa Nieto
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic plaque formation is characterized by recruitment of monocytes/macrophages, which contributes to its calcification by releasing pro-osteogenic cytokines. Chemotaxis-related proteins, including netrin-1, gremlin-1 and macrophage inflammatory protein-1β (MIP-1β), regulate immune cell migration. However, their relation with the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis, assessed by measures of coronary artery calcifications (CAC) in patients without known coronary artery disease (CAD), remains unclear...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812969/functional-expression-of-bmp7-receptors-in-oral-epithelial-cells-interleukin-17f-production-in-response-to-bmp7
#9
Kensuke Nishio, Yasumasa Ozawa, Hisanori Ito, Takashi Kifune, Tatsuya Narita, Toshimitsu Iinuma, Nobuhito Gionhaku, Masatake Asano
BACKGROUND: Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily. Recently, BMP7 has been demonstrated to be produced by salivary glands and contribute to embryonic branching in mice. The BMP7 in saliva is thought to be delivered to the oral cavity and is expected to contact with stratified squamous epithelial cells which line the surface of oral mucosa. In this study, we attempted to investigate the effects of BMP7 on oral epithelial cells...
October 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783179/reciprocal-antagonism-between-the-netrin-1-receptor-uncoordinated-phenotype-5a-unc5a-and-the-hepatitis-c-virus
#10
M-L Plissonnier, T Lahlali, M Raab, M Michelet, C Romero-López, M Rivoire, K Strebhardt, D Durantel, M Levrero, P Mehlen, F Zoulim, R Parent
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), mainly through cirrhosis induction, spurring research for a deeper understanding of HCV versus host interactions in cirrhosis. The present study investigated crosstalks between HCV infection and UNC5A, a netrin-1 dependence receptor that is inactivated in cancer. UNC5A and HCV parameters were monitored in patients samples (n=550) as well as in in vitro. In patients, UNC5A mRNA expression is significantly decreased in clinical HCV(+) specimens irrespective of the viral genotype, but not in (HBV)(+) liver biopsies, as compared to uninfected samples...
August 7, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772118/wiring-the-human-brain-a-user-s-handbook
#11
REVIEW
Raphael M Bendriem, M Elizabeth Ross
Brain function requires connecting neuronal networks to empower movement, sensation, behavior, and cognition. Studies published early this year provide evidence that in humans, Netrin receptor, Deleted in Colorectal Cancer (DCC), is a master regulator of axonal crossing throughout the neuraxis.
August 2, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765051/how-does-calcium-interact-with-the-cytoskeleton-to-regulate-growth-cone-motility-during-axon-pathfinding
#12
REVIEW
Robert J Gasperini, Macarena Pavez, Adrian C Thompson, Camilla B Mitchell, Holly Hardy, Kaylene M Young, John K Chilton, Lisa Foa
The precision with which neurons form connections is crucial for the normal development and function of the nervous system. The development of neuronal circuitry in the nervous system is accomplished by axon pathfinding: a process where growth cones guide axons through the embryonic environment to connect with their appropriate synaptic partners to form functional circuits. Despite intense efforts over many years to understand how this process is regulated, the complete repertoire of molecular mechanisms that govern the growth cone cytoskeleton and hence motility, remain unresolved...
July 29, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736517/resolution-of-cochlear-inflammation-novel-target-for-preventing-or-ameliorating-drug-noise-and-age-related-hearing-loss
#13
REVIEW
Gilda M Kalinec, Gwen Lomberk, Raul A Urrutia, Federico Kalinec
A significant number of studies support the idea that inflammatory responses are intimately associated with drug-, noise- and age-related hearing loss (DRHL, NRHL and ARHL). Consequently, several clinical strategies aimed at reducing auditory dysfunction by preventing inflammation are currently under intense scrutiny. Inflammation, however, is a normal adaptive response aimed at restoring tissue functionality and homeostasis after infection, tissue injury and even stress under sterile conditions, and suppressing it could have unintended negative consequences...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720317/dcc-receptors-drive-prefrontal-cortex-maturation-by-determining-dopamine-axon%C3%A2-targeting-in-adolescence
#14
Lauren M Reynolds, Matthew Pokinko, Angélica Torres-Berrío, Santiago Cuesta, Laura C Lambert, Esther Del Cid Pellitero, Michael Wodzinski, Colleen Manitt, Paul Krimpenfort, Bryan Kolb, Cecilia Flores
BACKGROUND: Dopaminergic input to the prefrontal cortex (PFC) increases throughout adolescence and, by establishing precisely localized synapses, calibrates cognitive function. However, why and how mesocortical dopamine axon density increases across adolescence remains unknown. METHODS: We used a developmental application of axon-initiated recombination to label and track the growth of dopamine axons across adolescence in mice. We then paired this recombination with cell-specific knockdown of the netrin-1 receptor DCC to determine its role in adolescent dopamine axon growth...
June 16, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715647/the-role-of-netrin-1-in-angiogenesis-and-diabetic-retinopathy-a-promising-therapeutic-strategy
#15
Wenyi Wu, Hetian Lei, Junhui Shen, Luosheng Tang
Netrin-1 is an axon guidance cue and is necessary for neural and vascular development. It is involved in regulating axon guidance for attraction or repulsion, and it has a dual function in endothelial tip cell migration during angiogenesis. Netrin-1 has been shown to play an important role in angiogenesis, cancer progression, and inflammatory disease. Here we review the role of netrin-1 in retinal and angiogenesis development and the associated signaling pathways in diabetic retinopathy. The currently available data suggest that netrin-1 is a promising target for the development of anti-angiogenesis drugs...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710382/netrin-1-promotes-glioma-growth-by-activating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-via-unc5a
#16
Jing-Ying Chen, Xiao-Xiao He, Chi Ma, Xin-Min Wu, Xi-Lin Wan, Zhen-Kai Xing, Qing-Qing Pei, Xian-Ping Dong, Dong-Xu Liu, Wen-Cheng Xiong, Xiao-Juan Zhu
Gliomas, a common type of brain tumor, are characterized by aggressive infiltration, making it difficultly to cure by surgery. Netrin-1, an extracellular guidance cue critical for neuronal axon path-finding, has been reported to play an important role in cell invasion and migration in several types of cancers. However, the role of netrin-1 in glioma remains largely unknown. Here, we provide evidence suggested that Netrin-1 has a critical role in glioma growth. We found that netrin-1 was significantly increased in glioma samples and positively correlated with cell proliferation, tumor grade and malignancy...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704853/rbp4-lp-pla2-netrin-1-signaling-regulation-of-cognitive-dysfunction-in-diabetic-nephropathy-complicated-with-silent-cerebral-infarction
#17
Danyan Chen, Xiaolong Huang, Song Lu, Huacong Deng, Hua Gan, Xiaogang Du, Tang Weixue
Aim To investigate the RBP4/Lp-PLA2/Netrin-1 signal regulation of cognitive function impairment in diabetic nephropathy patients with silent cerebral infarction (SCI). Methods One-hundred patients newly diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy patients were included. The patients were divided into SCI group and NSCI group according to the radiological data. The degrees of cognitive dysfunction were evaluated. Serum RBP4 concentrations were determined by ELISA and protein expressions of Lp-PLA2 and Netrin-1 were determined by Western Blot...
July 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701345/trim9-dependent-ubiquitination-of-dcc-constrains-kinase-signaling-exocytosis-and-axon-branching
#18
Melissa Plooster, Shalini Menon, Cortney C Winkle, Fabio L Urbina, Caroline Monkiewicz, Kristen D Phend, Richard J Weinberg, Stephanie L Gupton
Extracellular netrin-1 and its receptor deleted in colorectal cancer (DCC) promote axon branching in developing cortical neurons. Netrin-dependent morphogenesis is preceded by multimerization of DCC, activation of FAK and Src family kinases, and increases in exocytic vesicle fusion, yet how these occurrences are linked is unknown. Here we demonstrate that tripartite motif protein 9 (TRIM9)-dependent ubiquitination of DCC blocks the interaction with and phosphorylation of FAK. Upon netrin-1 stimulation TRIM9 promotes DCC multimerization, but TRIM9-dependent ubiquitination of DCC is reduced, which promotes an interaction with FAK and subsequent FAK activation...
September 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700939/neogenin-recruitment-of-the-wave-regulatory-complex-to-ependymal-and-radial-progenitor-adherens-junctions-prevents-hydrocephalus
#19
Conor J O'Leary, Cathrin C Nourse, Natalie K Lee, Amanda White, Michael Langford, Kai Sempert, Stacey J Cole, Helen M Cooper
Denudation of the ependyma due to loss of cell adhesion mediated by cadherin-based adherens junctions is a common feature of perinatal hydrocephalus. Junctional stability depends on the interaction between cadherins and the actin cytoskeleton. However, the molecular mechanism responsible for recruiting the actin nucleation machinery to the ependymal junction is unknown. Here, we reveal that loss of the netrin/RGM receptor, Neogenin, leads to severe hydrocephalus. We show that Neogenin plays a critical role in actin nucleation in the ependyma by anchoring the WAVE regulatory complex (WRC) and Arp2/3 to the cadherin complex...
July 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694018/the-enu-3-protein-family-members-function-in-the-wnt-pathway-parallel-to-unc-6-netrin-to-promote-motor-neuron-axon-outgrowth-in-c-elegans
#20
Roxana Oriana Florica, Victoria Hipolito, Stephen Bautista, Homa Anvari, Chloe Rapp, Suzan El-Rass, Alimohammad Asgharian, Costin N Antonescu, Marie T Killeen
The axons of the DA and DB classes of motor neurons fail to reach the dorsal cord in the absence of the guidance cue UNC-6/Netrin or its receptor UNC-5 in C. elegans. However, the axonal processes usually exit their cell bodies in the ventral cord in the absence of both molecules. Strains lacking functional versions of UNC-6 or UNC-5 have a low level of DA and DB motor neuron axon outgrowth defects. We found that mutations in the genes for all six of the ENU-3 proteins function to enhance the outgrowth defects of the DA and DB axons in strains lacking either UNC-6 or UNC-5...
July 8, 2017: Developmental Biology
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