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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911779/retinoic-acid-signaling-determines-the-fate-of-uterine-stroma-in-the-mouse-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct
#1
Tadaaki Nakajima, Taisen Iguchi, Tomomi Sato
The Müllerian duct develops into the oviduct, uterus, and vagina, all of which are quite distinct in their morphology and function. The epithelial fate of these female reproductive organs in developing mice is determined by factors secreted from the stroma; however, how stromal differentiation occurs in the female reproductive organs derived from the Müllerian duct is still unclear. In the present study, roles of retinoic acid (RA) signaling in developing female reproductive tracts were investigated. Retinol dehydrogenase 10 (RDH10) and aldehyde dehydrogenase family 1 subfamily A2 (ALDH1A2) mRNAs and proteins and transactivation activity of endogenous RA were found in the stroma of proximal Müllerian ducts and gradually decreased from the proximal to caudal regions in fetal mice...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911668/association-of-5-hydroxymethylation-and-5-methylation-of-dna-cytosine-with-tissue-specific-gene-expression
#2
V K Chaithanya Ponnaluri, Kenneth C Ehrlich, Guoqiang Zhang, Michelle Lacey, Douglas Johnston, Sriharsa Pradhan, Melanie Ehrlich
Differentially methylated or hydroxymethylated regions (DMRs) in mammalian DNA are often associated with tissue-specific gene expression but the functional relationships are still being unraveled. To elucidate these relationships, we studied 16 human genes containing myogenic DMRs by analyzing profiles of their epigenetics and transcription and quantitatively assaying 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5 hmC) and 5-methylcytosine (5 mC) at specific sites in these genes in skeletal muscle (SkM), myoblasts, heart, brain, and diverse other samples...
December 2, 2016: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911568/nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediates-mesenchymal-transition-remodeling-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-response-to-chronic-inflammation-by-viral-rna-patterns
#3
Bing Tian, Igor Patrikeev, Lorenzo Ochoa, Gracie Vargas, KarryAnne K Belanger, Julia Litvinov, Istvan Boldogh, Bill T Ameredes, Massoud Motamedi, Allan R Brasier
Airway remodeling is resultant of a complex multi-cellular response associated with a progressive decline of pulmonary function in patients with chronic airway disease. Here, repeated infections with respiratory viruses are linked with airway remodeling through largely unknown mechanisms. Although acute activation of the Toll like receptor (TLR)3 pathway by extracellular poly(I:C) induces innate signaling through the NFkB transcription factor in human small airway epithelial cells (hSAECs), prolonged (repetitive or tonic) poly(I:C) stimulation produces chronic stress fiber formation, mesenchymal transition and activation of a fibrotic program...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909715/a-new-scaffold-containing-small-intestinal-submucosa-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improves-pancreatic-islet-function-and-survival-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#4
Dan Wang, Xiaoming Ding, Wujun Xue, Jin Zheng, Xiaohui Tian, Yang Li, Xiaohong Wang, Huanjin Song, Hua Liu, Xiaohui Luo
It is unknown whether a scaffold containing both small intestinal submucosa (SIS) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for transplantation may improve pancreatic islet function and survival. In this study, we examined the effects of a SIS-MSC scaffold on islet function and survival in vitro and in vivo. MSCs and pancreatic islets were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats, and SIS was isolated from Bamei pigs. The islets were apportioned among 3 experimental groups as follows: SIS-islets, SIS-MSC-islets and control-islets...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907819/giant-primary-malignant-mesothelioma-of-the-liver-a-case-report
#5
Ruba Haji Ali, Mohamad Khalife, Ghina El Nounou, Ruba Zuhri Yafi, Hussein Nassar, Zeinab Aidibe, Randa Raad, Rania Abou Eid, Walid Faraj
INTRODUCTION: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm of mesothelial cells arising most frequently in the pleura or peritoneum and less frequently in the liver. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of primary hepatic mesothelioma of 41year old woman. She had no history of asbestos exposure or cancer. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed 21cm intrahepatic mass in the right lobe with many cystic lesions and few small calcifications. Pathology showed a biphasic cellular pattern...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906115/established-cell-surface-markers-efficiently-isolate-highly-overlapping-populations-of-skeletal-muscle-satellite-cells-by-fluorescence-activated-cell-sorting
#6
Claire C Maesner, Albert E Almada, Amy J Wagers
BACKGROUND: Fluorescent-activated cell sorting (FACS) has enabled the direct isolation of highly enriched skeletal muscle stem cell, or satellite cell, populations from postnatal tissue. Several distinct surface marker panels containing different positively selecting surface antigens have been used to distinguish muscle satellite cells from other non-myogenic cell types. Because functional and transcriptional heterogeneity is known to exist within the satellite cell population, a direct comparison of results obtained in different laboratories has been complicated by a lack of clarity as to whether commonly utilized surface marker combinations select for distinct or overlapping subsets of the satellite cell pool...
November 8, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900017/six1-is-overexpressed-in-endometrial-carcinoma-and-promotes-the-malignant-behavior-of-cancer-cells-through-erk-and-akt-signaling
#7
Xiaochuan Xin, Yue Li, Xianghong Yang
The sineoculis homeobox homolog 1 (SIX1) protein has been found to be important for cancer progression. However, its biological role in human endometrial carcinomas remains unexplored. The potential mechanism of SIX1-induced cancer progression remains unclear. In the present study, SIX1 protein expression was examined in 84 cases of endometrial carcinoma tissues using immunohistochemisty, and SIX1 was found to be overexpressed in 51.1% (43/84) of cervical cancer cells. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) knockdown of SIX1 was also performed in Ishikawa cells with high endogenous SIX1 expression, and SIX1 was overexpressed in the HEC1B cell line with low endogenous expression...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899987/methylation-of-promoter-region-of-cdx2-gene-in-colorectal-cancer
#8
Yunshuai Wang, Zhaohui Li, Wenxian Li, Shuaifeng Liu, Baowei Han
The incidence of colorectal cancer is on the increase owing to changes in daily diet. In the present study, the methylation status of caudal type homeobox transcription factor 2 (CDX2) gene in lesion tissue of colorectal cancer (CRC) was investigated. Additionally, the correlation between the promoter methylation of CDX2 gene, CRC and gene expression in patients with CRC and normal population was examined. Between April 2014 and May 2015 78 cases with CRC were enrolled in the study. Using methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR), the promoter methylation of CDX2 in normal tissues and colorectal tissues was examinned...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899417/emerging-roles-of-glis3-in-neonatal-diabetes-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes
#9
Xianjie Wen, Yisheng Yang
GLI-similar 3 (GLIS3), a member of the Krüppel-like zinc finger protein subfamily, is predominantly expressed in the pancreas, thyroid, and kidney. Glis3 mRNA can be initially detected in mouse pancreas at embryonic day 11.5 and is largely restricted to β cells, pancreatic polypeptide-expressing cells, as well as ductal cells at later stage of pancreas development. Mutations in GLIS3 cause a neonatal diabetes syndrome, characterized by neonatal diabetes, congenital hypothyroidism, and polycystic kidney. Importantly, genome-wide association studies showed that variations of GLIS3 are strongly associated with both type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in multiple populations...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895854/differential-expression-of-aristaless-like-homeobox-4-a-potential-marker-for-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#10
Fariba Ghasemvand, Navid Nezafat, Saeed Hesami Tackallou, Daruosh Momenzadeh, Saeid Rahmanzadeh
AIM: The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the ALX-4 mRNA expression level in different stages of human gastric adenocarcinoma compared to the gastric cancer stem cells (GCSC) and gastric cancer cell line, MKN-45. BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the second most common cancer in the world today, leading approximately to 3-10% of all cancer-related deaths. Identification of specific biomarkers could be a crucial approach to improve diagnosis and treatment of this cancer type...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895768/role-of-mir-196-and-its-target-gene-hoxb8-in-the-development-and-proliferation-of-human-colorectal-cancer-and-the-impact-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-folfox4-on-their-expression
#11
Songfei Shen, Jie Pan, Xingrong Lu, Pan Chi
The present study aimed to investigate the interaction between miR-196 and its target gene homeobox B8 (HoxB8) in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells, and the sensitivity of miR-196 and HoxB8 to fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX4) chemotherapy (1,200 mg/m(2) fluorouracil, 200 mg/m(2) leucovorin and 85 mg/m(2) oxaliplatin). In total, 80 tissue samples were collected in the present study. In total, 50 patients undergoing preoperative chemotherapy completed at least 3 cycles (2 weeks per cycle) of 85 mg/m(2) oxaliplatin (day 1) combined with a 2 h injection of 200 mg/m(2) leucovorin (days 1 and 2), a bolus injection of 400 mg/m(2) and 44 h continuous intravenous infusion of 1,200 mg/m(2) fluorouracil...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893710/muc1-c-activates-bmi1-in-human-cancer-cells
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M Hiraki, T Maeda, A Bouillez, M Alam, A Tagde, K Hinohara, Y Suzuki, T Markert, M Miyo, K Komura, R Ahmad, H Rajabi, D Kufe
B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus integration site 1 (BMI1) is a component of the polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) complex that is overexpressed in breast and other cancers, and promotes self-renewal of cancer stem-like cells. The oncogenic mucin 1 (MUC1) C-terminal (MUC1-C) subunit is similarly overexpressed in human carcinoma cells and has been linked to their self-renewal. There is no known relationship between MUC1-C and BMI1 in cancer. The present studies demonstrate that MUC1-C drives BMI1 transcription by a MYC-dependent mechanism in breast and other cancer cells...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888632/ventx-induces-expansion-of-primitive-erythroid-cells-and-contributes-to-the-development-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-mice
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Eva Gentner, Naidu M Vegi, Medhanie A Mulaw, Tamoghna Mandal, Shiva Bamezai, Rainer Claus, Alpaslan Tasdogan, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Alexander Grunenberg, Konstanze Döhner, Hartmut Döhner, Lars Bullinger, Torsten Haferlach, Christian Buske, Vijay P S Rawat, Michaela Feuring-Buske
Homeobox genes are key regulators in normal and malignant hematopoiesis. The human Vent-like homeobox gene VENTX, a putative homolog of the Xenopus laevis Xvent-2 gene, was shown to be highly expressed in normal myeloid cells and in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. We now demonstrate that constitutive expression of VENTX suppresses expression of genes responsible for terminal erythroid differentiation in normal CD34+ stem and progenitor cells. Transplantation of bone marrow progenitor cells retrovirally engineered to express VENTX caused massive expansion of primitive erythroid cells and partly acute erythroleukemia in transplanted mice...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886385/nonreciprocal-complementation-of-knox-gene-function-in-land-plants
#14
Eftychios Frangedakis, Denis Saint-Marcoux, Laura A Moody, Ester Rabbinowitsch, Jane A Langdale
Class I KNOTTED-LIKE HOMEOBOX (KNOX) proteins regulate development of the multicellular diploid sporophyte in both mosses and flowering plants; however, the morphological context in which they function differs. In order to determine how Class I KNOX function was modified as land plants evolved, phylogenetic analyses and cross-species complementation assays were performed. Our data reveal that a duplication within the charophyte sister group to land plants led to distinct Class I and Class II KNOX gene families...
November 25, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885216/a-novel-heterozygous-intronic-mutation-in-pou1f1-is-associated-with-combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency
#15
Masaki Takagi, Hotaka Kamasaki, Hiroko Yagi, Ryuji Fukuzawa, Satoshi Narumi, Tomonobu Hasegawa
POU class 1 homeobox 1 (POU1F1) regulates pituitary cell-specific gene expression of somatotropes, lactotropes, and thyrotropes. In humans, two POU1F1 isoforms (long and short isoform), which are generated by the alternative use of the splice acceptor site for exon 2, have been identified. To date, more than 30 POU1F1 mutations in patients with combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) have been described. All POU1F1 variants reported to date affect both the short and long isoforms of the POU1F1 protein; therefore, it is unclear at present whether a decrease in the function of only one of these two isoforms is sufficient for disease onset in humans...
November 22, 2016: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879214/generation-of-a-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-patient-with-family-history-of-diabetes-carrying-a-c18r-mutation-in-the-pdx1-gene
#16
Xianming Wang, Shen Chen, Ingo Burtscher, Michael Sterr, Anja Hieronimus, Fausto Machicao, Harald Staiger, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Gabriele Lederer, Thomas Meitinger, Heiko Lickert
Homozygous loss-of-function mutations in the gene coding for the homeobox transcription factor PDX1 leads to pancreatic agenesis, whereas certain heterozygous point mutations are associated with Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young 4 (MODY4) and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). To understand the pathomechanism of MODY4 and T2DM, we have generated iPSCs from a woman with a C18R heterozygous mutation in the transactivation domain of PDX1. The resulting PDX1 C18R iPSCs generated by episomal reprogramming are integration-free, have a normal karyotype and are pluripotent in vitro and in vivo...
September 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879211/generation-of-a-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-patient-carrying-a-p33t-mutation-in-the-pdx1-gene
#17
Xianming Wang, Shen Chen, Ingo Burtscher, Michael Sterr, Anja Hieronimus, Fausto Machicao, Harald Staiger, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Gabriele Lederer, Thomas Meitinger, Heiko Lickert
Homozygous loss-of-function mutations in the gene coding for the homeobox transcription factor PDX1 leads to pancreatic agenesis, whereas certain heterozygous point mutations are associated with Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young 4 (MODY4) and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). To understand the pathomechanism of MODY4 and T2DM, we have generated iPSCs from a woman with a P33T heterozygous mutation in the transactivation domain of PDX1. The resulting PDX1 P33T iPSCs generated by episomal reprogramming are integration-free, have a normal karyotype and are pluripotent in vitro and in vivo...
September 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878258/microrna-362-is-downregulated-in-cervical-cancer-and-inhibits-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-directly-targeting-six1
#18
Can Shi, Zhenyu Zhang
Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women accounting for 12% of all human cancers in the world. Mounting evidence demonstrates that microRNAs play important roles in the carcinogenesis and progression of cervical cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression, roles and molecular mechanism of microRNA-362 (miR-362) in cervical cancer. According to the results, we found that expression level of miR-362 was significantly reduced in cervical cancer tissues and cell lines...
November 15, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876760/changes-of-bivalent-chromatin-coincide-with-increased-expression-of-developmental-genes-in-cancer
#19
Stephan H Bernhart, Helene Kretzmer, Lesca M Holdt, Frank Jühling, Ole Ammerpohl, Anke K Bergmann, Bernd H Northoff, Gero Doose, Reiner Siebert, Peter F Stadler, Steve Hoffmann
Bivalent (poised or paused) chromatin comprises activating and repressing histone modifications at the same location. This combination of epigenetic marks at promoter or enhancer regions keeps genes expressed at low levels but poised for rapid activation. Typically, DNA at bivalent promoters is only lowly methylated in normal cells, but frequently shows elevated methylation levels in cancer samples. Here, we developed a universal classifier built from chromatin data that can identify cancer samples solely from hypermethylation of bivalent chromatin...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873160/prognostic-significance-of-cd44-and-orthopedia-homeobox-protein-otp-expression-in-pulmonary-carcinoid-tumours
#20
George Papaxoinis, Daisuke Nonaka, Ciara O'Brien, Benjamin Sanderson, Piotr Krysiak, Wasat Mansoor
CD44 and orthopedia homeobox protein (OTP) expressions have shown to be predictive of overall survival in pulmonary carcinoid (PC) tumours. The scope of the present study was to validate their role in PC patients and investigate potential application in clinical practice. Data was collected from patients presenting to a tertiary cancer centre diagnosed with PC between 2003 and 2015. Diagnosis was confirmed by central pathology review. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples collected at diagnosis were scored using immunohistochemistry (H score) for standard CD44 and nuclear and cytoplasmic OTP protein expression...
November 21, 2016: Endocrine Pathology
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