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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341332/cornea-derived-mscs-therapeutically-modulate-macrophage-immunophenotype-and-angiogenic-function
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Medi Eslani, Ilham Putra, Xiang Shen, Judy Hamouie, Asha Tadepalli, Khandaker N Anwar, John A Kink, Samaneh Ghassemi, Gaurav Agnihotri, Sofiya Reshetylo, Alireza Mashaghi, Reza Dana, Peiman Hematti, Ali R Djalilian
Macrophages are crucial drivers of inflammatory corneal neovascularization and thus are potential targets for immunomodulatory therapies. We hypothesized that therapeutic use of cornea derived mesenchymal stromal cells (cMSCs) may alter the function of macrophages. We found that cMSCs can modulate the phenotype and angiogenic function of macrophages. In vitro, cMSCs induce apoptosis of macrophages while preferentially promoting a distinct CD14hi CD16hi CD163hi CD206hi immunophenotype that has significantly reduced angiogenic effects based on in vitro angiogenesis assays...
January 17, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340071/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-regulates-microglial-functions-affecting-neuronal-survival-in-the-acute-phase-of-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Seoyeon Bok, Young-Eun Kim, Youngsik Woo, Soeun Kim, Suk-Jo Kang, Yoontae Lee, Sang Ki Park, Irving L Weissman, G-One Ahn
Cells universally adapt to ischemic conditions by turning on a transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), in which its role is known to differ widely across many different types of cells. Given that microglia have been reported as an essential mediator of neuroinflammation in many brain diseases, we examined the role of HIF in microglia in the progression of an acute phase of ischemic stroke by challenging our novel strains of myeloid-specific Hif-1α or Hif-2α knockout (KO) mice created by Cre-loxP system via middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339815/mcl-1-is-a-prognostic-indicator-and-drug-target-in-breast-cancer
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Kirsteen J Campbell, Sandeep Dhayade, Nicola Ferrari, Andrew H Sims, Emma Johnson, Susan M Mason, Ashley Dickson, Kevin M Ryan, Gabriela Kalna, Joanne Edwards, Stephen G W Tait, Karen Blyth
Analysis of publicly available genomic and gene expression data demonstrates that MCL1 expression is frequently elevated in breast cancer. Distinct from other pro-survival Bcl-2 family members, the short half-life of MCL-1 protein led us to investigate MCL-1 protein expression in a breast cancer tissue microarray and correlate this with clinical data. Here, we report associations between high MCL-1 and poor prognosis in specific subtypes of breast cancer including triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive form that lacks targeted treatment options...
January 16, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339804/ephb6-and-testosterone-in-concert-regulate-epinephrine-release-by-adrenal-gland-chromaffin-cells
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Yujia Wang, Wei Shi, Alexandre Blanchette, Junzheng Peng, Shijie Qi, Hongyu Luo, Jonathan Ledoux, Jiangping Wu
Erythropoietin-producing human hepatocellular receptor (EPH) B6 (EPHB6) is a member of the receptor tyrosine kinase family. We previously demonstrated that EPHB6 knockout reduces catecholamine secretion in male but not female mice, and castration reverses this phenotype. We showed here that male EPHB6 knockout adrenal gland chromaffin cells presented reduced acetylcholine-triggered Ca2+ influx. Such reduction depended on the non-genomic effect of testosterone. Increased large conductance calcium-activated potassium channel current densities were recorded in adrenal gland chromaffin cells from male EPHB6 knockout mice but not from castrated knockout or female knockout mice...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338970/baicalein-and-baicalin-alleviate-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-by-activating-nrf2-antioxidative-pathway-the-involvement-of-erk1-2-and-pkc
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Liang Shi, Zhanxia Hao, Shaobo Zhang, Mengjuan Wei, Bin Lu, Zhengtao Wang, Lili Ji
Acetaminophen (APAP)-induced hepatotoxicity is the main cause of drug-induced liver injury. This study investigated the protection of baicalin and its aglycone baicalein against APAP-induced hepatotoxicity and its mechanism. Baicalein and baicalin alleviated APAP-induced hepatotoxicity both in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, baicalin-provided this protection was not diminished in hepatocytes or mice treated with β-glucuronidase inhibitor. Results of liver glutathione (GSH) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation demonstrated the alleviation of baicalein and baicalin on APAP-induced liver oxidative stress injury...
January 12, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337375/transfection-by-electroporation
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Huntington Potter, Richard Heller
Electroporation-the use of high-voltage electric shocks to introduce DNA into cells-can be used with most cell types, yields a high frequency of both stable transformation and transient gene expression, and, because it requires fewer steps, can be easier than alternate techniques. This unit describes electroporation of mammalian cells, including ES cells for the preparation of knock-out, knock-in, and transgenic mice. Protocols are described for the use of electroporation in vivo to perform gene therapy for cancer therapy and DNA vaccination...
January 16, 2018: Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337050/impairments-in-social-novelty-recognition-and-spatial-memory-in-mice-with-conditional-deletion-of-scn1a-in-parvalbumin-expressing-cells
#7
Tetsuya Tatsukawa, Ikuo Ogiwara, Emi Mazaki, Atsushi Shimohata, Kazuhiro Yamakawa
Loss of function mutations in the SCN1A gene, which encodes the voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.1, have been described in the majority of Dravet syndrome patients presenting with epileptic seizures, hyperactivity, autistic traits, and cognitive decline. We previously reported predominant Nav1.1 expression in parvalbumin-expressing (PV+) inhibitory neurons in juvenile mouse brain and observed epileptic seizures in mice with selective deletion of Scn1a in PV+ cells mediated by PV-Cre transgene expression (Scn1afl/+/PV-Cre-TG)...
January 11, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336471/neuroprotective-effects-of-p53-microrna%C3%A2-22-regulate-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#8
Shui Yu, Yi-Jun Zeng, Xiao-Chuan Sun
The present study aimed to investigate whether the neuroprotective effects of p53/microRNA‑22 regulate inflammation and apoptosis in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In a mouse model of SAH, microRNA‑22 expression was upregulated. In addition, downregulation of microRNA‑22 in HEB cells increased the mRNA expression levels of interleukin (IL)‑6, induced cysteine rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61) expression, and suppressed the protein expression levels of B‑cell lymphoma 2‑associated X protein (Bax) and caspase‑3 activity...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335016/autophagy-is-required-for-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-improve-spatial-working-memory-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mouse-model
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Wen Li, Kai Li, Jing Gao, Zhuo Yang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that autophagy plays a central role in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and many studies have shown that human umbilical cord MSCs (huMSCs) can treat Alzheimer's disease (AD) through a variety of mechanisms. However, no studies have looked at the effects of autophagy on neuroprotective function of huMSCs in the AD mouse model. Thus, in this study we investigated whether inhibition of autophagy could weaken or block the function of huMSCs through in vitro and in vivo experiments...
January 15, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330760/oxidized-phospholipids-stimulate-production-of-stem-cell-factor-via-nrf2-dependent-mechanisms
#10
Taras Afonyushkin, Olga V Oskolkova, Valery N Bochkov
Receptor tyrosine kinase c-Kit and its ligand stem cell factor (SCF) regulate resident vascular wall cells and recruit circulating progenitors. We tested whether SCF may be induced by oxidized palmitoyl-arachidonoyl-phosphatidylcholine (OxPAPC) known to accumulate in atherosclerotic vessels. Gene expression analysis demonstrated OxPAPC-induced upregulation of SCF mRNA and protein in different types of endothelial cells (ECs). Elevated levels of SCF mRNA were observed in aortas of ApoE-/- knockout mice. ECs produced biologically active SCF because conditioned medium from OxPAPC-treated cells stimulated activation (phosphorylation) of c-Kit in naïve ECs...
January 12, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330147/genetic-ablation-of-rbm38-promotes-lymphomagenesis-in-the-context-of-mutant-p53-by-downregulating-pten
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Jin Zhang, Enshun Xu, Cong Ren, Hee Jung Yang, Yanhong Zhang, Wenqiang Sun, Xiangmudong Kong, Weici Zhang, Mingyi Chen, Eric C Huang, Xinbin Chen
Mutant p53 exerts gain-of-function effects that drive metastatic progression and therapeutic resistance, but the basis for these effects remain obscure. The RNA binding protein RBM38 limits translation of mutant p53 and is often ablated in tumors harboring it. Here we show how loss of Rbm38 significantly alters cancer susceptibility in mutant p53 knock-in mice, by shortening lifespan, altering tumor incidence and promoting T cell lymphomagenesis. Loss of Rbm38 enhanced mutant p53 expression and decreased expression of the tumor suppressor Pten, a key regulator of T cell development...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324052/the-expression-profile-of-claudin-family-members-in-the-developing-mouse-lung-and-expression-alterations-resulting-from-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-shs
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Joshua B Lewis, Felix R Jimenez, Brigham J Merrell, Brent Kimbler, Juan A Arroyo, Paul R Reynolds
Claudins are tight junctional proteins implicated in cell polarity and epithelial barrier maintenance. Claudin misregulation adversely impacts developmental aspects of cell differentiation and proliferation. The current research evaluated transcriptional expression for Claudins 1-11 and 18 in the developing murine lung at embryonic days (E) 14.5, 16.5, and 18.5 and at post-natal day (PN) 3 and PN15. Mouse lungs were also assessed by immunohistochemical analysis to qualitatively evaluate Claudin protein expression...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323748/the-gain-of-function-mutation-e76k-in-shp2-promotes-cac-tumorigenesis-and-induces-emt-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Qian Zhang, Rongrong Zhao, Chuling Fan, Xinyi Wang, Youzhi Xu, Yakun Liu, Siying Wang
SHP2 is encoded by the protein tyrosine phosphatase 11 (Ptpn11) gene. Several gain-of-function (GOF) mutations in Ptpn11 have been identified in human hematopoietic malignancies and solid tumors. In addition, the mutation rate for SHP2 is the highest for colorectal cancer (CRC) among solid tumors. The E76K GOF mutation is the most common and active SHP2 mutation; however, the pathogenic effects and function of this mutation in CRC tumor progression have not been well characterized. The Wnt/β-catenin (CTNNB1) signaling pathway is crucial for CRC, and excessive activation of this pathway has been observed in several tumors...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321644/cox-2-induces-oncogenic-micro-rna-mir655-in-human-breast-cancer
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Mousumi Majumder, Leanna Dunn, Ling Liu, Asma Hasan, Krista Vincent, Muriel Brackstone, David Hess, Peeyush K Lala
We show that Cyclooxygenase-2 over-expression induces an oncogenic microRNA miR655 in human breast cancer cells by activation of EP4. MiR655 expression positively correlated with COX-2 in genetically disparate breast cancer cell lines and increased in all cell lines when grown as spheroids, implicating its link with stem-like cells (SLCs). Ectopic miR655 over-expression in MCF7 and SKBR3 cells resulted in increased proliferation, migration, invasion, spheroid formation and Epithelial to Masenchymal transition (EMT)...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321331/germline-igm-is-sufficient-but-not-required-for-antibody-mediated-alphavirus-clearance-from-the-central-nervous-system
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Voraphoj Nilaratanakul, Jie Chen, Oanh Tran, Victoria K Baxter, Elizabeth M Troisi, Jane X Yeh, Diane E Griffin
Sindbis virus (SINV) infection of neurons in the brain and spinal cord in mice provides a model system for investigating recovery from encephalomyelitis and antibody-mediated clearance of virus from the central nervous system (CNS). To determine the roles of IgM and IgG in recovery, we compared the responses of immunoglobulin-deficient activation-induced adenosine deaminase (AID)-/-, secretory IgM (sIgM)-/- and AID-/- sIgM-/- double knock out (DKO) mice with wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice for disease, clearance of infectious virus and viral RNA from brain and spinal cord, antibody responses and B cell infiltration into the CNS...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317733/in-vivo-sted-microscopy-visualizes-psd95-sub-structures-and-morphological-changes-over-several-hours-in-the-mouse-visual-cortex
#16
Waja Wegner, Alexander C Mott, Seth G N Grant, Heinz Steffens, Katrin I Willig
The post-synaptic density (PSD) is an electron dense region consisting of ~1000 proteins, found at the postsynaptic membrane of excitatory synapses, which varies in size depending upon synaptic strength. PSD95 is an abundant scaffolding protein in the PSD and assembles a family of supercomplexes comprised of neurotransmitter receptors, ion channels, as well as signalling and structural proteins. We use superresolution STED (STimulated Emission Depletion) nanoscopy to determine the size and shape of PSD95 in the anaesthetised mouse visual cortex...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315632/food-allergen-sensitized-ccr9-lymphocytes-enhance-airways-allergic-inflammation-in-mice
#17
Laure Castan, Marie-Aude Cheminant, Luc Colas, Sophie Brouard, Antoine Magnan, Grégory Bouchaud
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of the atopic march, characterized by a natural progression from food and cutaneous allergies to rhinitis and asthma, are still unknown. However, as several organs can be involved, chemokines and their receptors might be implicated in this process and may be instrumental factors. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the T-cell gut-homing receptor CCR9 could be implicated in the evolution of allergic diseases. METHODS: We characterized the immune response and the role of CCR9 in a murine model combining food allergy to wheat gliadin and a model of acute airways inflammation in response to house dust mite...
January 9, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315574/palmitate-induced-c-ebp-homologous-protein-activation-leads-to-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-increase-in-bace1-activity-and-amyloid-beta-genesis
#18
Gurdeep Marwarha, Jared Schommer, Jonah Lund, Trevor Schommer, Othman Ghribi
The etiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is egregiously comprehended, but epidemiological studies have posited that diets rich in the saturated fatty acid palmitic acid (palmitate) are a significant risk factor. The production and accumulation of Amyloid-beta peptide (Aβ) is considered the core pathological molecular event in the pathogenesis of AD. The rate limiting step in Aβ genesis from Amyloid-β precursor protein (AβPP) is catalyzed by the enzyme β-site APP cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1), the expression and enzymatic activity of which is significantly upregulated in the AD brain...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313816/osteopontin-regulates-dentin-and-alveolar-bone-development-and-mineralization
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B L Foster, M Ao, C R Salmon, M B Chavez, T N Kolli, A B Tran, E Y Chu, K R Kantovitz, M Yadav, S Narisawa, J L Millán, F H Nociti, M J Somerman
The periodontal complex is essential for tooth attachment and function and includes the mineralized tissues, cementum and alveolar bone, separated by the unmineralized periodontal ligament (PDL). To gain insights into factors regulating cementum-PDL and bone-PDL borders and protecting against ectopic calcification within the PDL, we employed a proteomic approach to analyze PDL tissue from progressive ankylosis knock-out (Ank-/-) mice, featuring reduced PPi, rapid cementogenesis, and excessive acellular cementum...
December 4, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312632/trib2-contributes-to-cisplatin-resistance-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Yuanxin Liang, Dong Yu, Roman Perez-Soler, Jim Klostergaard, Yiyu Zou
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is the most aggressive lung-cancer subtype and so far, no favorable therapeutic strategy has been established for chemo-resistant SCLC. Cisplatin is one of the most important components among all standard poly-chemotherapeutic regimens for SCLC; therefore, this study focused on revealing Cisplatin-resistance mechanism(s) in this disease. Cisplatin-resistant SCLC cells were generated in the NCI-H69 xenograft model in nude mice by continuous intravenous administration of Cisplatin; Cisplatin resistance of the tumor cells was confirmed by in vitro and in vivo tests, and the gene expression profile of the resistant cells was determined using microarray analysis...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
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