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Anais Fradet, Mathilde Bouchet, Carine Delliaux, Manon Gervais, Casina Kan, Claire Benetollo, Francesco Pantano, Geoffrey Vargas, Lamia Bouazza, Martine Croset, Yohann Bala, Xavier Leroy, Thomas J Rosol, Jennifer Rieusset, Akeila Bellahcène, Vincent Castronovo, Jane E Aubin, Philippe Clézardin, Martine Duterque-Coquillaud, Edith Bonnelye
Bone metastases are one of the main complications of prostate cancer and they are incurable. We investigated whether and how estrogen receptor-related receptor alpha (ERRα) is involved in bone tumor progression associated with advanced prostate cancer. By meta-analysis, we first found that ERRα expression is correlated with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), the hallmark of progressive disease. We then analyzed tumor cell progression and the associated signaling pathways in gain-of-function/loss-of-function CRPC models in vivo and in vitro...
October 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Dae Woo Kim, Marianna Kulka, Ara Jo, Kyoung Mi Eun, Narcy Arizmendi, Brian P Tancowny, Seung-No Hong, Jung Pyo Lee, Hong Ryul Jin, Richard F Lockey, Dong-Kyu Kim, Seong H Cho
Periostin is up-regulated in E-NP and is associated with disease severity and Th2 inflammatory markers. Periostin was produced by IgE-stimulated mast cells. Secreted periostin binds to integrin αV on the epithelial cell surface and induces TSLP release from epithelial cells in E-NP.
October 19, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
So-Jeong Lee, Eun-Hye Lee, Seung-Yoon Park, Jung-Eun Kim
Osteoporosis is the most common age-related bone disease that is characterized by an imbalance between osteoblasts for bone formation and osteoclasts for bone resorption. Anti-catabolic drugs have been developed to inhibit osteoclast activity and to prevent bone loss in osteoporosis. However, because it is difficult to increase bone mass in osteoporotic bone, it would be beneficial to simultaneously enhance osteoblast function and thus form bone. Osterix (Osx) is an essential transcription factor for osteoblast differentiation...
October 14, 2016: Gene
Nicolette M Jeanblanc, Philip M Hemken, Maria J Datwyler, Susan E Brophy, T Scott Manetz, Rozanne Lee, Meina Liang, Partha S Chowdhury, Reena Varkey, Ethan P Grant, Katie Streicher, Lydia Greenlees, Koustubh Ranade, Gerard J Davis
BACKGROUND: Periostin is being investigated as a potential biomarker for T-helper-2 (Th2)-driven asthma or eosinophilic inflammation and may help to identify patients more likely to benefit from interleukin-13-targeted treatments. We report the development and analytic performance of the investigational use only Architect Periostin Immunoassay, a new automated assay developed to detect serum periostin concentrations. METHODS: We assessed assay performance in terms of precision, sensitivity, linearity, interference from classical immunoassay interferents and representatives of common asthma medications, specimen handling, and isoform reactivity...
October 14, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Takahito Nakama, Shigeo Yoshida, Keijiro Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Takaya Abe, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Go Shioi, Naruto Katsuragi, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Ryuichi Morishita, Yoshiaki Taniyama
Retinal neovascularization (NV) due to retinal ischemia is one of the major causes of vision reduction in patients with different types of retinal diseases although anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy can partially reduce the size of the retinal NV. We recently reported that periostin plays an important role in the development of NV and the formation of preretinal fibrovascular membranes, but the role of the splice variants of periostin on retinal NV has not been determined. We examined the expressions of periostin splice variants in the ischemic retinas of a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinal NV...
October 12, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
Gabriel L Galea, Lance E Lanyon, Joanna S Price
Mechanical loading is the primary functional determinant of bone mass and architecture, and osteocytes play a key role in translating mechanical signals into (re)modelling responses. Although the precise mechanisms remain unclear, Wnt signalling pathway components, and the anti-osteogenic canonical Wnt inhibitor Sost/sclerostin in particular, play an important role in regulating bone's adaptive response to loading. Increases in loading-engendered strains down-regulate osteocyte sclerostin expression, whereas reduced strains, as in disuse, are associated with increased sclerostin production and bone loss...
October 12, 2016: Bone
Stefan Palme, Robert H Christenson, Saeed A Jortani, Richard E Ostlund, Ruediger Kolm, Guido Kopal, Ruediger P Laubender
OBJECTIVE: The multifunctional cytokine IL-13 is thought to play a central role in Type 2 inflammation in asthma. Serum periostin has been explored as a candidate biomarker for evaluating IL-13 activity in the airway. We describe the technical performance characteristics of a novel, fully automated immunoassay for the determination of periostin in serum. DESIGN AND METHODS: Limit of blank [LoB], limit of detection [LoD] and limit of quantitation [LoQ], linearity, precision and reproducibility across sites and lots were evaluated according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines...
October 8, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
E Terpos, D Christoulas, E Kastritis, T Bagratuni, M Gavriatopoulou, M Roussou, A Papatheodorou, E Eleutherakis-Papaiakovou, N Kanellias, C Liakou, I Panagiotidis, M Migkou, P Kokkoris, L A Moulopoulos, M A Dimopoulos
Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein that is implicated in the biology of normal bone remodeling and in different cancer cell growth and metastasis. However, there is no information on the role of periostin in multiple myeloma (MM). Thus, we evaluated periostin in six myeloma cell lines in vitro; in the bone marrow plasma and serum of 105 newly diagnosed symptomatic MM (NDMM) patients and in the serum of 23 monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), 33 smoldering MM (SMM) patients, 30 patients at the plateau phase post-first-line therapy, 30 patients at first relapse and 30 healthy controls...
October 7, 2016: Blood Cancer Journal
Yang Liu, Fan Li, Feng Gao, Lingxi Xing, Peng Qin, Xingxin Liang, Jiajie Zhang, Xiaohui Qiao, Lizhou Lin, Qian Zhao, Lianfang Du
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) ranks fourth among cancer-related deaths. The nucleoside analog gemcitabine has been the cornerstone of adjuvant chemotherapy in PDAC for decades. However, gemcitabine resistance develops within weeks of chemotherapy initiation, which might be intrinsic to cancer cells and influenced by tumor microenvironment. Recently, pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) have greatly increased our attention on tumor microenvironment-mediated drug resistance. Periostin is exclusively overexpressed in PSCs and the stroma of PDAC creating a tumor-supportive microenvironment in the pancreas...
September 30, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Ekaterini Politi, Aspasia Angelakopoulou, Dimitra Grapsa, Maria Zande, Kalliopi Stefanaki, Ioanna Panagiotou, Eleftheria Roma, Ekaterini Syrigou
OBJECTIVES: Previous data have suggested that filaggrin (FLG) and periostin (POSTN) genes may be dysregulated in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We aimed to further evaluate the expression patterns of FLG and POSTN proteins in esophageal tissue samples of patients with EoE, as compared to those of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and normal controls. METHODS: A total of 61 prospectively collected cases, including 40 children with EoE and 21 children with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and a control group of 14 sex and age-matched healthy children were enrolled...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Misako Sato-Matsubara, Norifumi Kawada
Nielsen SR, Quaranta V, Linford A, et al.(1) (Macrophage-secreted granulin supports pancreatic cancer metastasis by inducing liver fibrosis. Nat Cell Biol. 2016;18:549-60) recently described a new mechanism for the tumor-stromal interaction in the metastatic progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in the liver via granulin that is secreted by metastasis-associated macrophages (MAMs).(1) MAM-derived granulin transactivates hepatic stellate cells (hStCs), which leads to the production of periostin and extracellular matrix (ECM) at the metastatic site...
September 19, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Diego Bagnasco, Matteo Ferrando, Gilda Varricchi, Giovanni Passalacqua, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Asthma is a high-prevalence disease, still accounting for mortality and high direct and indirect costs. It is now recognized that, despite the implementation of guidelines, a large proportion of cases remain not controlled. Certainly, adherence to therapy and the education of patients remain the primary objective, but the increasingly detailed knowledge about the pathogenic mechanisms and new biotechnologies offer the opportunity to better address and treat the disease. Interleukin (IL)-13 and IL-4 appear as the most suitable targets to treat the T helper 2 (TH2)-mediated forms (endotypes) of asthma...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Naomi Takahashi, Makoto Sugaya, Hiraku Suga, Tomonori Oka, Makiko Kawaguchi, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Hideki Fujita, Shinichi Sato
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) activates dendritic cells to induce Th2-mediated inflammation. Periostin, an extracellular matrix protein produced by fibroblasts, induces chronic inflammation by stimulating TSLP production. Recently, a reinforcing cycle linking Th2-type immune responses with periostin-induced keratinocyte activation has been proposed in atopic dermatitis pathogenesis. In this study, we investigated the role of TSLP and periostin in the development of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), where Th2 cytokines and chemokines are also dominant...
September 6, 2016: Cancer Research
Katarzyna Ratajczak-Wielgomas, Jedrzej Grzegrzolka, Aleksandra Piotrowska, Agnieszka Gomulkiewicz, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Piotr Dziegiel
Periostin (POSTN) is a secreted cell adhesion glycoprotein that plays an important role in proliferation, adhesion and migration processes, as well as in regulation of mechanisms related to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). It also plays a key role in angio- and lymphangiogenesis and in formation of distant metastases. The aim of this work was to determine expression of POSTN in invasive ductal breast carcinoma (IDC) and in non-invasive ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and to correlate its expression with clinicopathological parameters...
September 15, 2016: Oncology Reports
Hanneke Coumou, Elisabeth H Bel
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing eosinophilic asthma is important, because uncontrolled eosinophilic airway inflammation is associated with reduced response to glucocorticoids and increased risk of severe exacerbations. AREAS COVERED: Currently, the diagnosis of eosinophilic asthma is based on measurements of sputum eosinophils, which is time consuming and requires specific technical expertise. Therefore, biomarkers such as blood eosinophils, FeNO, serum IgE and periostin are being used as surrogates...
October 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Nicola A Hanania, Phillip Korenblat, Kenneth R Chapman, Eric D Bateman, Petr Kopecky, Pierluigi Paggiaro, Akihito Yokoyama, Julie Olsson, Sarah Gray, Cecile T J Holweg, Mark Eisner, Charles Asare, Saloumeh K Fischer, Kun Peng, Wendy S Putnam, John G Matthews
BACKGROUND: In phase 2 trials, lebrikizumab, an anti-interleukin-13 monoclonal antibody, reduced exacerbation rates and improved FEV1 in patients with uncontrolled asthma, particularly in those with high concentrations of type 2 biomarkers (eg, periostin or blood eosinophils). We undertook replicate phase 3 studies to assess the efficacy and safety of lebrikizumab in patients with uncontrolled asthma despite inhaled corticosteroids and at least one second controller medication. METHODS: Adult patients with uncontrolled asthma, pre-bronchodilator FEV1 40-80% predicted, and stable background therapy were randomly assigned (1:1:1) with an interactive voice-web-based response system to receive lebrikizumab 37·5 mg or 125 mg, or placebo subcutaneously, once every 4 weeks...
October 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Michael C Peters, Michelle-Linh T Nguyen, Eleanor M Dunican
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the past decade, the most important advance in the field of asthma has been the widespread recognition that asthma is a heterogeneous disease driven by multiple molecular processes. RECENT FINDINGS: The most well-established molecular mechanism in asthma is increased airway type-2 inflammation, and consequently, non-invasive biomarkers of increased airway type-2 inflammation, such as blood eosinophil counts or blood periostin levels, have proven important in stratifying asthma patients in clinical trials of type-2 cytokine inhibitors...
October 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Xiaofan Guo, Hao Xue, Qianqian Shao, Jian Wang, Xing Guo, Xi Chen, Jinsen Zhang, Shugang Xu, Tong Li, Ping Zhang, Xiao Gao, Wei Qiu, Qinglin Liu, Gang Li
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are enriched in gliomas and help create a tumor-immunosuppressive microenvironment. A distinct M2-skewed type of macrophages makes up the majority of glioma TAMs, and these cells exhibit pro-tumor functions. Gliomas contain large hypoxic areas, and the presence of a correlation between the density of M2-polarized TAMs and hypoxic areas suggests that hypoxia plays a supportive role during TAM recruitment and induction. Here, we investigated the effects of hypoxia on human macrophage recruitment and M2 polarization...
September 2, 2016: Oncotarget
Satowa Tanaka, Akio Maekawa, Leo Matsubara, Azusa Imanishi, Masaya Yano, Robert G Roeder, Natsumi Hasegawa, Shigetaka Asano, Mitsuhiro Ito
The expression of extracellular matrix protein periostin (POSTN) was attenuated in Med1(-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), which exhibited a decreased capability to support hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) in vitro. When bone marrow (BM) cells were cocultured with mitomycin C-treated Med1(+/+) MEFs, or OP-9 or MS-5 BM stromal cells, in the presence of anti-POSTN antibody, the growth of BM cells and number of long-term culture-initiating cells (LTC-ICs) were attenuated. When BM cells were cocultured with Med1(-/-) MEFs in the presence of recombinant POSTN, the growth of BM cells and the number of LTC-ICs were restored...
September 30, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Xue Zhao, Jun Hao, Huijun Duan, Zanhua Rong, Fan Li
In the present study, the effect and mechanism of periostin on renal proliferation and extracellular matrix accumulation of lupus mice were investigated. MRL/lpr mice, known as lupus mice, were revealed to show enhanced periostin, proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), and extracellular matrix accumulation in the kidney accompanied by increased serum platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). Again, cultured mouse mesangial cells (MMCs) were treated with PDGF, then periostin, and PCNA and secreted fibronectin were detected...
September 2, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
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