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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454249/six1-expression-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-glioma
#1
Xiaojun Zhang, Ruxiang Xu
Glioma is the most common human brain cancer and has poor prognosis. Messenger RNA profiling identified that sineoculis homeobox homolog 1 (Six1) is dysregulated in glioma tumor progenitor cells from glial progenitor cells isolated from normal white matter. However, the expression and role of Six1 in glioma remains unclear. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the expression level of Six1 in glioma tissues and the association between Six1 expression and clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of gliomas...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454226/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-enhances-radioresistance-in-mda-mb231-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Yun Zhou, Chaoqun Wang, Xia Liu, Chengjun Wu, Haitao Yin
The aim of the present study was to investigate the radiosensitizing effects of homeobox (HOX) transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) long non-coding RNA on breast cancer tumor cells and examine the underlying mechanisms. Recombinant plasmid vectors containing HOTAIR gene were constructed and MDA-MB231 cells were transfected with these plasmids using liposomes. The cells were treated with radiation and cell apoptosis, proliferation, and double-stranded DNA breaks were examined. HOXD10, phosphorylated AKT (p-AKT) and p-BAD expression levels were measured using western blot analysis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454092/hoxb7-promotes-tumor-progression-via-bfgf-induced-activation-of-mapk-erk-pathway-and-indicated-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Wei-Min Wang, Yang Xu, Yao-Hui Wang, Hai-Xiang Sun, Yun-Fan Sun, Yi-Feng He, Qing-Feng Zhu, Bo Hu, Xin Zhang, Jing-Lin Xia, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Jian Zhou, Xin-Rong Yang, Jia Fan
The homeobox-containing gene HOXB7 plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of many cancers, yet its role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. This study comprehensively analyzed the expression and clinical significance of HOXB7 in HCC and explored its potential mechanism in tumor progression. We found HOXB7 was highly expressed in HCC cell lines with highly metastatic potential and cancerous tissues from patients with tumor recurrence. The abilities of proliferation, migration, and invasion were notably decreased by depletion of HOXB7, and were enhanced by its enforced expression in vitro...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447752/islet-1-induces-the-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-cardiomyocyte-like-cells-through-the-regulation-of-gcn5-and-dnmt-1
#4
Qin Yi, Hao Xu, Ke Yang, Yue Wang, Bin Tan, Jie Tian, Jing Zhu
Previous studies from this group demonstrated that insulin gene enhancer binding protein ISL-1 (Islet-1) specifically induces the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into cardiomyocyte‑like cells through histone acetylation. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, the role of the histone acetylation and DNA methylation on the regulatory mechanism of the Islet‑1 was further investigated by methylation‑specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR), chromatin immunoprecipitation quantitative PCR and western blot analysis...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447749/dental-and-periodontal-phenotypes-of-dlx2-overexpression-in-mice
#5
Jiewen Dai, Jiawen Si, Ningjuan Ouyang, Jianfei Zhang, Dandan Wu, Xudong Wang, Guofang Shen
Distal-less homeobox 2 (Dlx2) is a member of the homeodomain family of transcription factors and is important for the development of cranial neural crest cells (CNCCs)‑derived craniofacial tissues. Previous studies revealed that Dlx2 was expressed in the cementum and a targeted null mutation disrupted tooth development in mice. However, whether Dlx2 overexpression may impair in vivo tooth morphogenesis remains to be elucidated. The present study used a transgenic mouse model to specifically overexpress Dlx2 in neural crest cells in order to identify the dental phenotypes in mice by observation, micro‑computed tomography and histological examination...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447735/mice-endometrium-receptivity-in-early-pregnancy-is-impaired-by-maternal-hyperinsulinemia
#6
Runqin Li, Juan Wu, Junlin He, Yingxiong Wang, Xueqing Liu, Xuemei Chen, Chao Tong, Yubin Ding, Yan Su, Wenqi Chen, Chen Zhang, Rufei Gao
Previous studies have investigated the lower embryo implantation rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes, and specifically the association between the abnormal oocyte and embryo and hyperinsulinemia. The importance of hyperinsulinemia on maternal endometrium receptivity remains to be elucidated. The present study used a hyperinsulinemic mouse model to determine whether hyperinsulinemia may affect endometrial receptivity. An insulin intervention mouse model was first established...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446706/a-sister-of-nanog-regulates-genes-expressed-in-pre-implantation-human-development
#7
Thomas L Dunwell, Peter W H Holland
The NANOG homeobox gene plays a pivotal role in self-renewal and maintenance of pluripotency in human, mouse and other vertebrate embryonic stem cells, and in pluripotent cells of the blastocyst inner cell mass. There is a poorly studied and atypical homeobox locus close to the Nanog gene in some mammals which could conceivably be a cryptic paralogue of NANOG, even though the loci share only 20% homeodomain identity. Here we argue that this gene, NANOGNB (NANOG Neighbour), is an extremely divergent duplicate of NANOG that underwent radical sequence change in the mammalian lineage...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445492/shoot-stem-cell-specification-in-roots-by-the-wuschel-transcription-factor
#8
Boaz Negin, Or Shemer, Yonatan Sorek, Leor Eshed Williams
The WUSCHEL homeobox transcription factor is required to specify stem-cell identity at the shoot apical meristem and its ectopic expression is sufficient to induce de novo shoot meristem formation. Yet, the manner by which WUS promotes stem-cell fate is not yet fully understood. In the present research we address this question by inducing WUS function outside of its domain. We show that activation of WUS function in the root inhibits the responses to exogenous auxin and suppresses the initiation and growth of lateral roots...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442495/aspirin-prevents-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-cdx2-expression-stimulated-by-acid-and-bile-salts-in-oesophageal-squamous-cells-of-patients-with-barrett-s-oesophagus
#9
Xiaofang Huo, Xi Zhang, Chunhua Yu, Edaire Cheng, Qiuyang Zhang, Kerry B Dunbar, Thai H Pham, John P Lynch, David H Wang, Robert S Bresalier, Stuart J Spechler, Rhonda F Souza
OBJECTIVE: In previous studies using oesophageal squamous cells from patients with Barrett's oesophagus (normal oesophageal squamous (NES)-B cells) and from patients without Barrett's oesophagus (NES-G cells), we showed that acid and bile salts induced caudal-related homeobox transcription factor 2 (CDX2) expression only in NES-B cells. CDX2, a transcription factor required to form intestinal epithelium, is a target of nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) signalling, which can be inhibited by aspirin...
April 25, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441455/gene-expression-study-and-pathway-analysis-of-histological-subtypes-of-intestinal-metaplasia-that-progress-to-gastric-cancer
#10
Osmel Companioni, José Miguel Sanz-Anquela, María Luisa Pardo, Eulàlia Puigdecanet, Lara Nonell, Nadia García, Verónica Parra Blanco, Consuelo López, Victoria Andreu, Miriam Cuatrecasas, Maddi Garmendia, Javier P Gisbert, Carlos A Gonzalez, Núria Sala
BACKGROUND: Intestinal metaplasia (IM) is a precursor lesion that precedes gastric cancer (GC). There are two IM histological subtypes, complete (CIM) and incomplete (IIM), the latter having higher progression rates to GC. This study was aimed at analysing gene expression and molecular processes involved in the progression from normal mucosa to IM, and also from IM subtypes to GC. METHODOLOGY: We used expression data to compare the transcriptome of healthy gastric mucosa to that of IM not progressing to GC, and the transcriptome of IM subtypes that had progressed to GC to those that did not progress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440470/proliferation-and-differentiation-of-direct-co%C3%A2-culture-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-pigmented-cells-from-the-ciliary-margin
#11
Yan Li, Xinzheng He, Jun Li, Fangfang Ni, Qingqing Sun, Yan Zhou
Damage of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) is the major consequence of glaucoma and regeneration of RGCs is extremely difficult once the damage has occurred. Retinal stem cells (RSCs) are considered an ideal choice for RGC regeneration. Pigmented cells from the ciliary margin (PCMs) have great retinal differentiation potential and may be an ideal RSC candidate. However, the ciliary margin is too small, so the number of cells that can be obtained is limited. Bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) are another type of stem cell that have been previously investigated for RGC regeneration...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438897/downregulation-of-mir-200a-3p-targeting-ctbp2-is-involved-in-the-hypoproduction-of-il-2-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-derived-t-cells
#12
Eri Katsuyama, Minglu Yan, Katsue Sunahori Watanabe, Syun Matsushima, Yuriko Yamamura, Sumie Hiramatsu, Keiji Ohashi, Haruki Watanabe, Takayuki Katsuyama, Sonia Zeggar, Nobuya Yoshida, Vaishali R Moulton, George C Tsokos, Ken-Ei Sada, Jun Wada
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) damages multiple organs by producing various autoantibodies. In this study, we report that decreased microRNA (miR)-200a-3p causes IL-2 hypoproduction through zinc finger E-box binding homeobox (ZEB)1 and C-terminal binding protein 2 (CtBP2) in a lupus-prone mouse. First, we performed RNA sequencing to identify candidate microRNAs and mRNAs involved in the pathogenesis of SLE. We found that miR-200a-3p was significantly downregulated, whereas its putative targets, ZEB2 and CtBP2, were upregulated in CD4(+) T cells from MRL/lpr-Tnfrsf6(lpr) mice compared with C57BL/6J mice...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436940/disruption-of-spatiotemporal-hypoxic-signaling-causes-congenital-heart-disease-in-mice
#13
Xuejun Yuan, Hui Qi, Xiang Li, Fan Wu, Jian Fang, Eva Bober, Gergana Dobreva, Yonggang Zhou, Thomas Braun
Congenital heart disease (CHD) represents the most prevalent inborn anomaly. Only a minority of CHD cases are attributed to genetic causes, suggesting a major role of environmental factors. Nonphysiological hypoxia during early pregnancy induces CHD, but the underlying reasons are unknown. Here, we have demonstrated that cells in the mouse heart tube are hypoxic, while cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) expressing islet 1 (ISL1) in the secondary heart field (SHF) are normoxic. In ISL1+ CPCs, induction of hypoxic responses caused CHD by repressing Isl1 and activating NK2 homeobox 5 (Nkx2...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435036/costunolide-increases-osteoblast-differentiation-via-atf4-dependent-ho-1-expression-in-c3h10t1-2-cells
#14
Wan-Jin Jeon, Kyeong-Min Kim, Eun-Jung Kim, Won-Gu Jang
AIMS: Costunolide is a sesquiterpene lactones used in many herbal medicines, with well-established anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant functions modulating endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress pathways, and which promotes the expression of anti-oxidant genes. The aim of this study is to investigate whether costunolide is involved in osteoblast differentiation and, determine the mechanisms of differentiation in mesenchymal stem cells. MAIN METHODS: The cytotoxicity of costunolide was identified using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
April 20, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431433/experimental-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-in-diabetic-mice-exhibited-severe-retinal-swelling-associated-with-vegf-elevation
#15
Ming-Hui Sun, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Yaping Joyce Liao
Purpose: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most important risk factors for nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION). In this study, we investigated for the first time the impact of experimental AION in a DM model. Methods: We induced a photochemical thrombosis model of AION after streptozotocin-induced DM and performed serial optical coherence tomography (OCT), morphometric analyses, and VEGF levels in the retina and sera. Results: Compared with non-DM animals, experimental AION in DM mice led to significantly greater retinal swelling on day 1 and worse thinning at week 3 on OCT measurements...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424525/genome-wide-detection-of-copy-number-variation-in-chinese-indigenous-sheep-using-an-ovine-high-density-600%C3%A2-k-snp-array
#16
Qing Ma, Xuexue Liu, Jianfei Pan, Lina Ma, Yuehui Ma, Xiaohong He, Qianjun Zhao, Yabin Pu, Yingkang Li, Lin Jiang
Copy number variants (CNVs) represent a form of genomic structural variation underlying phenotypic diversity. In this study, we used the Illumina Ovine SNP 600 K BeadChip array for genome-wide detection of CNVs in 48 Chinese Tan sheep. A total of 1,296 CNV regions (CNVRs), ranging from 1.2 kb to 2.3 Mb in length, were detected, representing approximately 4.7% of the entire ovine genome (Oar_v3.1). We combined our findings with five existing CNVR reports to generate a composite genome-wide dataset of 4,321 CNVRs, which revealed 556 (43%) novel CNVRs...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424350/tau-haploinsufficiency-causes-prenatal-loss-of-dopaminergic-neurons-in-the-ventral-tegmental-area-and-reduction-of-transcription-factor-orthodenticle-homeobox-2-expression
#17
Meige Zheng, Luyan Jiao, Xiaolu Tang, Xianhong Xiang, Xiaomei Wan, Yan Yan, Xingjian Li, Guofeng Zhang, Yonglin Li, Bin Jiang, Huaibin Cai, Xian Lin
Homozygous tau knockout (Mapt(-/-)) mice develop age-dependent dopaminergic (DA) neuronal loss in the substantia nigra (SN) and ventral tegmental area (VTA), supporting an important function of tau in maintaining the survival of midbrain dopaminergic neurons (mDANs) during aging. However, it remains to be determined whether the microtubule-associated protein tau regulates the differentiation and survival of mDANs during embryonic developmental stages. Here, we show that tau haploinsufficiency in postnatal day 0 (P0) heterozygous (Mapt(+/-)) pups, but not a complete loss of tau in the Mapt(-/-) littermates, led to a significant reduction of DA neurons in the VTA...
April 19, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424158/generation-of-a-multipurpose-prdm16-allele-by-targeted-trapping
#18
A Strassman, F Schnütgen, Q Dai, J C Jones, A C Gomez, L Pitstick, N E Holton, R Moskal, E R Leslie, H von Melchner, D R Beier, B C Bjork
Gene trap mutagenesis is a powerful tool to create loss-of-function mutations in mice and other model organisms. Modifications of traditional gene trap cassettes, including addition of conditional features in the form of Flip-excision (FlEx) arrays enabling directional gene trap cassette inversions by Cre and Flpe site-specific recombinases, greatly enhanced their experimental potential. By taking advantage of these conditional gene trap cassettes, we developed a generic strategy for generating conditional mutations and validated this strategy in mice carrying a multipurpose allele of the Prdm16 transcription factor gene...
April 19, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423671/genome-wide-dna-methylation-analysis-reveals-molecular-subtypes-of-pancreatic-cancer
#19
Nitish Kumar Mishra, Chittibabu Guda
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States with a five-year patient survival rate of only 6%. Early detection and treatment of this disease is hampered due to lack of reliable diagnostic and prognostic markers. Recent studies have shown that dynamic changes in the global DNA methylation and gene expression patterns play key roles in the PC development; hence, provide valuable insights for better understanding the initiation and progression of PC. In the current study, we used DNA methylation, gene expression, copy number, mutational and clinical data from pancreatic patients...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420523/molecular-cytogenetic-characterization-and-prenatal-diagnosis-of-familial-xp22-33-microdeletion-encompassing-short-stature-homeobox-gene-in-a-male-fetus-with-a-favorable-outcome
#20
Chih-Ping Chen, Tsang-Ming Ko, Liang-Kai Wang, Shuan-Pei Lin, Schu-Rern Chern, Peih-Shan Wu, Yen-Ni Chen, Shin-Wen Chen, Chien-Wen Yang, Dai-Dyi Town, Meng-Shan Lee, Wayseen Wang
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April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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