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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739054/dioscin-promotes-proliferation-of-pancreatic-beta-cells-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathways
#1
Fengyun Yu, Leilei Bing, Yanrong Xie, Wenjuan Yu
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of pancreatic beta cells is related with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Dioscin, a natural steroid saponin, has many pharmacological effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dioscin on apoptosis of pancreatic beta cells induced by high glucose. METHODS: Pancreatic cell line RNAKT-15 was treated with 20 mM glucose with or without different concentrations of dioscin and viability and apoptosis of cells were measured. Western blot assay was used to measure the expression levels of some proteins such as phosphorylated glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) and β-catenin...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714689/temporospatial-induction-of-homeodomain-gene-cut-dictates-natural-lineage-reprogramming
#2
Ke Xu, Xiaodan Liu, Yuchun Wang, Chouin Wong, Yan Song
Understanding how cellular identity naturally interconverts with high efficiency and temporospatial precision is crucial for regenerative medicine. Here we revealed a natural midgut-to-renal lineage conversion event during Drosophila metamorphosis and identified the evolutionarily-conserved homeodomain protein Cut as a master switch in this process. A steep Wnt/Wingless morphogen gradient intersects with a pulse of steroid hormone ecdysone to induce cut expression in a subset of midgut progenitors and reprogram them into renal progenitors...
May 1, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675490/evaluation-of-changes-in-the-expression-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-target-genes-in-mouse-reproductive-tissues-during-estrous-cycle-an-experimental-study
#3
Saeed Zavareh, Zahara Gholizadeh, Taghi Lashkarbolouki
Background: The Wingless-type (Wnt)/β-catenin signaling pathway controls cell homeostasis. Reproductive tissues are dynamic in response to steroidal hormone changes. Steroidal hormones are known to control the Wnt/β-catenin pathway, but their role in reproductive tissues remains unknown. Objective: The present study aims to investigate the expression patterns of Wnt/β-catenin target genes in mouse reproductive tissues during the normal estrous cycle. Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, 16 adult NMRI mice were grouped as proestrus, estrus, metestrus, and diestrus according to vaginal smear and histological evaluation of uterine and ovarian tissues...
February 2018: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668981/wnts-role-in-bovine-folliculogenesis-and-estrogen-production
#4
B I Gomez, B H Aloqaily, C A Gifford, D M Hallford, J A Hernandez Gifford
Appreciation of mechanisms that affect steroidogenesis is critical to identifying compromising signals that may decrease reproductive efficiency. Follicle maturation and steroidogenesis requires coordinated actions from the pituitary gonadotropins, and local ovarian signaling molecules. Beta-catenin (CTNNB1), the lynchpin molecule of canonical wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus integration site (WNT) signaling is required for maximal gonadotropin stimulation of steroid production from granulosa (GC) and luteal cells...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581858/depleting-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells-with-calcitriol
#5
Amit Kumar Srivastava, Asim Rizvi, Tiantian Cui, Chunhua Han, Ananya Banerjee, Imrana Naseem, Yanfang Zheng, Altaf A Wani, Qi-En Wang
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) represent the root of many solid tumors including ovarian cancer. Eradication of CSCs represents a novel cancer therapeutic strategy. Calcitriol, also known as 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2 D3 ], is an active metabolite of vitamin D, functioning as a potent steroid hormone. Calcitriol has shown anti-tumor effects in various cancers by regulating multiple signaling pathways. It has been reported that calcitriol can regulate the properties of normal and CSCs. However, the effect of calcitriol on the ovarian cancer growth and ovarian CSCs is still unclear...
March 6, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383157/celecoxib-targets-breast-cancer-stem-cells-by-inhibiting-the-synthesis-of-prostaglandin-e-2-and-down-regulating-the-wnt-pathway-activity
#6
Chaolin Huang, Yuanhong Chen, Hang Liu, Jing Yang, Xuejing Song, Junping Zhao, Na He, Chengji J Zhou, Yongping Wang, Changjiang Huang, Qiaoxiang Dong
Pharmacological targeting of breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) is highly promising for the treatment of breast cancer, as the small population of CSCs is responsible for tumor initiation, progression, recurrence and chemo-resistance. Celecoxib is one of the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which have chemo-preventive activity against cancers, including breast cancer and colorectal cancer. However, the mechanisms by which NSAIDs exert its cancer prevention effects have yet been completely understood...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115373/yap-and-taz-mediate-steroid-induced-alterations-in-the-trabecular-meshwork-cytoskeleton-in-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells
#7
Jie Peng, Hailian Wang, Xin Wang, Minghan Sun, Shaoping Deng, Yi Wang
Primary open angle glaucoma is an important type of glaucoma as it is one of the most common causes of blindness. Previous studies have demonstrated that in glaucomatous patients, the human trabecular meshwork (HTM) is markedly stiffened. The purpose of the present study was to determine the regulatory role of Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) in HTM cells. Primary HTM cells were cultured with different concentrations of dexamethasone (DEX), and the expression levels of YAP and TAZ were evaluated using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
January 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104411/synthesis-and-preliminary-assessment-of-the-anticancer-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-inhibitory-activity-of-small-amide-libraries-of-fenamates-and-profens
#8
Bini Mathew, Judith V Hobrath, Wenyan Lu, Yonghe Li, Robert C Reynolds
As part of an ongoing program to study the anticancer activity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) through generating diversity libraries of multiple NSAID scaffolds, we synthesized a series of NSAID amide derivatives and screened these sets against three cancer cell lines (prostate, colon and breast) and Wnt/β-catenin signaling. The evaluated amide analog libraries show significant anticancer activity/cell proliferation inhibition, and specific members of the sets show inhibition of Wnt/β-catenin signaling...
2017: Medicinal Chemistry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050252/opposing-roles-of-icat-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-nsc67657-induced-monocytic-differentiation
#9
Weijia Wang, Yan Zhang, Yong Yuan, Runqiang Yuan, Youye Yang, Xiuming Zhang, Dongmei Wen, Fuda Huang, Jinshu Wang
NSC67657 is a new steroid drug that induces monocytic differentiation of acute myeloid leukemia cells. Here, we demonstrate that NSC67657 has opposing effects on expression of downstream targets of inhibitor of β-catenin and TCF (ICAT) and Wnt signaling in HL60 cells. ICAT binds to β-catenin, and this interaction is further increased in NSC67657-differentiated cells. ICAT overexpression decreases expression of Wnt downstream targets and increases sensitivity of HL60 cells to NSC67657, while ICAT silencing increases Wnt signaling and delays the NSC67657-induced cell differentiation...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977889/human-steroid-sulfatase-induces-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-upregulating-twist1-and-hif-1%C3%AE-in-human-prostate-and-cervical-cancer-cells
#10
Sangyun Shin, Hee-Jung Im, Yeo-Jung Kwon, Dong-Jin Ye, Hyoung-Seok Baek, Donghak Kim, Hyung-Kyoon Choi, Young-Jin Chun
Steroid sulfatase (STS) catalyzes the hydrolysis of estrone sulfate and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) to their unconjugated biologically active forms. Although STS is considered a therapeutic target for estrogen-dependent diseases, the cellular functions of STS remain unclear. We found that STS induces Wnt/β-catenin s Delete ignaling in PC-3 and HeLa cells. STS increases levels of β-catenin, phospho-β-catenin, and phospho-GSK3β. Enhanced translocation of β-catenin to the nucleus by STS might activate transcription of target genes such as cyclin D1, c-myc, and MMP-7...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975994/mir-145-silencing-promotes-steroid-induced-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-repair-via-upregulating-vegf
#11
Z-J Tian, B-Y Liu, Y-T Zhang, X-Z Chen, G-Y Qiao, S Wang, Z-L Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of miR-145 silencing in the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2), BCL2-Associated X(bax) and caspase-3 in avascular necrosis of femoral head (ANFH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 12 healthy wild-types (the control group) and 12 miR-145 knock-out (miR-145-/-) (the experimental group) adult New Zealand white rabbits were selected to construct ANFH model with a steroid...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931847/excessive-activation-of-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-interactively-suppresses-the-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-induces-sanfh-in-sd-rats
#12
Junpeng Pei, Lihong Fan, Kai Nan, Jia Li, Zhibin Shi, Xiaoqian Dang, Kunzheng Wang
Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) interactively affects the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and is closely related to different diseases. However, such crosstalk effect in steroid-associated necrosis of femoral head (SANFH) has not been fully explored and evaluated. In this study, early-stage SANFH was induced by two doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 2 mg/kg/day) and three doses of methylprednisolone (MPS, 40 mg/kg/day). LPS and pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) were administered to activate the TLR4/NF-κB pathway and selectively block the activation of NF-κB, respectively...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919264/prolactin-alters-the-mammary-epithelial-hierarchy-increasing-progenitors-and-facilitating-ovarian-steroid-action
#13
Kathleen A O'Leary, Michael P Shea, Stephanie Salituro, Courtney E Blohm, Linda A Schuler
Hormones drive mammary development and function and play critical roles in breast cancer. Epidemiologic studies link prolactin (PRL) to increased risk for aggressive cancers that express estrogen receptor α (ERα). However, in contrast to ovarian steroids, PRL actions on the mammary gland outside of pregnancy are poorly understood. We employed the transgenic NRL-PRL model to examine the effects of PRL alone and with defined estrogen/progesterone exposure on stem/progenitor activity and regulatory networks that drive epithelial differentiation...
October 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817727/pilot-study-of-lithium-to-restore-intestinal-barrier-function-in-severe-graft-versus-host-disease
#14
Gideon Steinbach, David M Hockenbery, Gerwin Huls, Terry Furlong, David Myerson, Keith R Loeb, Jesse R Fann, Christina Castilla-Llorente, George B McDonald, Paul J Martin
Severe intestinal graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) causes mucosal ulceration and induces innate and adaptive immune responses that amplify and perpetuate GVHD and the associated barrier dysfunction. Pharmacological agents to target mucosal barrier dysfunction in GVHD are needed. We hypothesized that induction of Wnt signaling by lithium, an inhibitor of glycogen synthase kinase (GSK3), would potentiate intestinal crypt proliferation and mucosal repair and that inhibition of GSK3 in inflammatory cells would attenuate the deregulated inflammatory response to mucosal injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808213/the-interaction-between-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-cascade-and-pkg-activation-in-cancer
#15
Kevin Lee, Gary A Piazza
The activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling cascade has been well studied and documented in colorectal cancer (CRC). The long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been shown to reduce the incidence and risk of death from CRC in numerous epidemiological studies. The NSAID sulindac has also been reported to cause regression of precancerous adenomas in individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis who are at high risk of developing CRC. The mechanism responsible for cancer chemopreventive activity of NSAIDs is not well understood but may be unrelated to their cyclooxygenase inhibitory activity...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767451/opposing-roles-of-icat-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-nsc67657-induced-monocytic-differentiation
#16
Weijia Wang, Yan Zhang, Yong Yuan, Runqiang Yuan, Youye Yang, Xiuming Zhang, Dongmei Wen, Fuda Huang, Jinshu Wang
NSC67657 is a new steroid drug that induces monocytic differentiation of acute myeloid leukemia cells. Here, we demonstrate that NSC67657 has opposing effects on expression of downstream targets of inhibitor of β-catenin and TCF (ICAT) and Wnt signaling in HL60 cells. ICAT binds to β-catenin, and this interaction is further increased in NSC67657-differentiated cells. ICAT overexpression decreases expression of Wnt downstream targets and increases sensitivity of HL60 cells to NSC67657, while ICAT silencing increases Wnt signaling and delays the NSC67657-induced cell differentiation...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718684/role-of-gsk-3%C3%AE-in-regulation-of-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-pi3-k-akt-oncogenic-pathway-in-colon-cancer
#17
Shelly Jain, Preety Ghanghas, Chandan Rana, S N Sanyal
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are emerging as novel chemopreventive agents because of their ability in blocking cellular proliferation, and thereby tumor development, and also by promoting apoptosis. GSK-3β, a serine threonine kinase and a negative regulator of the oncogenic Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, plays a critical role in the regulation of oncogenesis. Celecoxib and etoricoxib, the two cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective NSAIDs, and Diclofenac, a preferential COX-2 inhibitory NSAID, had shown uniformly the chemopreventive and anti-neoplastic effects in the early stage of colon cancer by promoting apoptosis as well as an over-expression of GSK-3β while down-regulating the PI3-K/Akt oncogenic pathway...
August 9, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711911/human-steroid-sulfatase-induces-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-upregulating-twist1-and-hif-1%C3%AE-in-human-prostate-and-cervical-cancer-cells
#18
Sangyun Shin, Hee-Jung Im, Yeo-Jung Kwon, Dong-Jin Ye, Hyoung-Seok Baek, Donghak Kim, Hyung-Kyoon Choi, Young-Jin Chun
Steroid sulfatase (STS) catalyzes the hydrolysis of estrone sulfate and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) to their unconjugated biologically active forms. Although STS is considered a therapeutic target for estrogen-dependent diseases, the cellular functions of STS remain unclear. We found that STS induces Wnt/β-catenin s Delete ignaling in PC-3 and HeLa cells. STS increases levels of β-catenin, phospho-β-catenin, and phospho-GSK3β. Enhanced translocation of β-catenin to the nucleus by STS might activate transcription of target genes such as cyclin D1, c-myc, and MMP-7...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678390/small-molecules-inspired-by-the-natural-product-withanolides-as-potent-inhibitors-of-wnt-signaling
#19
Michael Sheremet, Shobhna Kapoor, Peter Schröder, Kamal Kumar, Slava Ziegler, Herbert Waldmann
Wnt signaling is a fundamental pathway that drives embryonic development and is essential for stem cell maintenance and tissue homeostasis. Dysregulation of Wnt signaling is linked to various diseases, and a constitutively active Wnt pathway drives tumorigenesis. Thus, disruption of the Wnt response is deemed a promising strategy for cancer drug discovery. However, only few clinical drug candidates that target Wnt signaling are available so far, and new small-molecule modulators of Wnt-related processes are in high demand...
September 19, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627630/gene-expression-profiling-of-human-blastocysts-from-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-rescue-ivm-with-or-without-melatonin-treatment
#20
Yan Hao, Zhiguo Zhang, Dan Han, Yunxia Cao, Ping Zhou, Zhaolian Wei, Mingrong Lv, Dawei Chen
To evaluate the effect of melatonin supplementation in maturation medium for human 'rescue IVM' and investigate differences in transcriptomic profile of blastocysts developed from oocytes matured in vitro with/without melatonin treatment and in vivo, a total of 314 GV oocytes and 320 MI oocytes were collected from 200 patients younger than 35 years old undergoing ICSI cycle. The oocytes were randomly distributed in the control group (no melatonin) and four other groups of varying melatonin concentrations (10‑11, 10‑9, 10‑7, 10‑5 mol/l)...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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