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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129979/hair-germ-model-in-vitro-via-human-postnatal-keratinocyte-dermal-papilla-interactions-impact-of-hyaluronic-acid
#1
Ekaterina Kalabusheva, Vasily Terskikh, Ekaterina Vorotelyak
Hair follicle (HF) reconstruction in vitro is a promising field in alopecia treatment and human HF development research. Here, we combined postnatal human dermal papilla (DP) cells and skin epidermal keratinocytes (KCs) in a hanging drop culture to develop an artificial HF germ. The method is based on DP cell hair-inducing properties and KC self-organization. We evaluated two protocols of aggregate assembling. Mixed HF germ-like structures demonstrated the initiation of epithelial-mesenchymal interaction, including WNT pathway activation and expression of follicular markers...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127068/mono-vs-multilayer-fibronectin-coatings-on-polar-hydrophobic-ionic-polyurethanes-altering-surface-interactions-with-human-monocytes
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Audrey Gossart, Kyle G Battiston, Adeline Gand, Emmanuel Pauthe, J Paul Santerre
Monocyte interactions with materials that are biofunctionalized with fibronectin (Fn) are of interest because of the documented literature which associates this protein with white blood cell function at implant sites. A degradable-polar hydrophobic ionic polyurethane (D-PHI), has been reported to promote an anti-inflammatory response from human monocytes. The aim of the current work was to study the influence of intrinsic D-PHI material chemistry on Fn adsorption (mono and multi-layer structures), and to investigate the influence of such chemistry on the structural state of the Fn, as well as the latter's influence on the activity of human monocytes on the protein coated substrates...
November 7, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120817/guiding-morphogenesis-in-cell-instructive-microgels-for-therapeutic-angiogenesis
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A L Torres, S J Bidarra, M T Pinto, P C Aguiar, E A Silva, C C Barrias
Efficient cell delivery strategies are urgently needed to improve the outcome of cell-based pro-angiogenic therapies. This study describes the design of an injectable cell delivery platform, based on biomaterial-guided morphogenesis principles. Soft high-mannuronic acid alginate microgels, oxidized and functionalized with integrin-binding peptides, provided adequate biochemical/biomechanical cues for the co-assembly of mesenchymal stem cells and outgrowth endothelial cells (OEC) into pre-vascularized microtissues...
October 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100092/mutations-in-fibronectin-cause-a-subtype-of-spondylometaphyseal-dysplasia-with-corner-fractures
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Chae Syng Lee, He Fu, Nissan Baratang, Justine Rousseau, Heena Kumra, V Reid Sutton, Marcello Niceta, Andrea Ciolfi, Guilherme Yamamoto, Débora Bertola, Carlo L Marcelis, Dorien Lugtenberg, Andrea Bartuli, Choel Kim, Julie Hoover-Fong, Nara Sobreira, Richard Pauli, Carlos Bacino, Deborah Krakow, Jillian Parboosingh, Patrick Yap, Ariana Kariminejad, Marie T McDonald, Mariana I Aracena, Ekkehart Lausch, Sheila Unger, Andrea Superti-Furga, James T Lu, Dan H Cohn, Marco Tartaglia, Brendan H Lee, Dieter P Reinhardt, Philippe M Campeau
Fibronectin is a master organizer of extracellular matrices (ECMs) and promotes the assembly of collagens, fibrillin-1, and other proteins. It is also known to play roles in skeletal tissues through its secretion by osteoblasts, chondrocytes, and mesenchymal cells. Spondylometaphyseal dysplasias (SMDs) comprise a diverse group of skeletal dysplasias and often manifest as short stature, growth-plate irregularities, and vertebral anomalies, such as scoliosis. By comparing the exomes of individuals with SMD with the radiographic appearance of "corner fractures" at metaphyses, we identified three individuals with fibronectin (FN1) variants affecting highly conserved residues...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080087/the-role-of-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-protein-calreticulin-in-mediating-tgf-%C3%AE-stimulated-extracellular-matrix-production-in-fibrotic-disease
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Benjamin Y Owusu, Kurt A Zimmerman, Joanne E Murphy-Ullrich
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is a key factor contributing to fibrotic disease. Although ER stress is a short-term adaptive response, with chronic stimulation, it can activate pathways leading to fibrosis. ER stress can induce TGF-β signaling, a central driver of extracellular matrix production in fibrosis. This review will discuss the role of an ER protein, calreticulin (CRT), which has both chaperone and calcium regulatory functions, in fibrosis. CRT expression is upregulated in multiple different fibrotic diseases...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062588/tlr4-ligands-selectively-synergize-to-induce-expression-of-il-8
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Lauren M Valenty, Christine M Longo, Carol Horzempa, Anthony Ambesi, Paula J McKeown-Longo
Objective: Dysfunctional remodeling of the extracellular matrix contributes to the formation of TLR-dependent feed forward loops that drive chronic inflammation. We have previously shown that two Type III domains of Fibronectin, FnEDA and FnIII-1c, cooperate to induce the synergistic release of interleukin 8 (IL-8) from dermal fibroblasts. We now identify steps in the TLR4 pathway where synergy can be demonstrated as well as additional kinases functioning in fibronectin activation of TLR4 signaling. We also evaluate the ligand and cell-type specificity of this synergistic response...
October 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042643/measuring-the-poisson-s-ratio-of-fibronectin-using-engineered-nanofibers
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John M Szymanski, Kairui Zhang, Adam W Feinberg
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a fibrillar protein-based network, the physical and chemical properties of which can influence a multitude of cellular processes. Despite having an important role in cell and tissue signaling, a complete chemo-mechanical characterization of ECM proteins such as fibronectin (FN) is lacking. In this study, we engineered monodisperse FN nanofibers using a surface-initiated assembly technique in order to provide new insight into the elastic behavior of this material over large deformations...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021221/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-promote-directional-cancer-cell-migration-by-aligning-fibronectin
#8
Begum Erdogan, Mingfang Ao, Lauren M White, Anna L Means, Bryson M Brewer, Lijie Yang, M Kay Washington, Chanjuan Shi, Omar E Franco, Alissa M Weaver, Simon W Hayward, Deyu Li, Donna J Webb
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are major components of the carcinoma microenvironment that promote tumor progression. However, the mechanisms by which CAFs regulate cancer cell migration are poorly understood. In this study, we show that fibronectin (Fn) assembled by CAFs mediates CAF-cancer cell association and directional migration. Compared with normal fibroblasts, CAFs produce an Fn-rich extracellular matrix with anisotropic fiber orientation, which guides the cancer cells to migrate directionally...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986537/counterbalancing-anti-adhesive-effects-of-tenascin-c-through-fibronectin-expression-in-endothelial-cells
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Agata Radwanska, Dominique Grall, Sébastien Schaub, Stéphanie Beghelli-de la Forest Divonne, Delphine Ciais, Samah Rekima, Tristan Rupp, Anne Sudaka, Gertraud Orend, Ellen Van Obberghen-Schilling
Cellular fibronectin (FN) and tenascin-C (TNC) are prominent development- and disease-associated matrix components with pro- and anti-adhesive activity, respectively. Whereas both are present in the tumour vasculature, their functional interplay on vascular endothelial cells remains unclear. We have previously shown that basally-oriented deposition of a FN matrix restricts motility and promotes junctional stability in cultured endothelial cells and that this effect is tightly coupled to expression of FN. Here we report that TNC induces FN expression in endothelial cells...
October 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982683/mechanical-and-signaling-roles-for-keratin-intermediate-filaments-in-the-assembly-and-morphogenesis-of-mesendoderm-tissue-at-gastrulation
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Pooja R Sonavane, Chong Wang, Bette Dzamba, Gregory F Weber, Ammasi Periasamy, Douglas W DeSimone
Coordination of individual cell behaviors is a critical step in the assembly and morphogenesis of tissues. Xenopus mesendoderm cells migrate collectively along a fibronectin (FN) substrate at gastrulation but how the adhesive and mechanical forces required for these movements are generated and transmitted is unclear. Traction force microscopy (TFM) was used to establish that traction stresses are limited primarily to leading edge cells in mesendoderm explants and that these forces are balanced by intercellular stresses in follower rows...
October 5, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966236/lysyl-oxidase-enhances-the-deposition-of-tropoelastin-through-the-catalysis-of-tropoelastin-molecules-on-the-cell-surface
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Fumiaki Sato, Ryo Seino-Sudo, Mami Okada, Hiroyasu Sakai, Tetsuro Yumoto, Hiroshi Wachi
The cross-linking of elastin by lysyl oxidase (LOX) family members is essential for the integrity and elasticity of elastic fibers, which play an important role in the characteristic resilience of various tissues. However, the temporal sequence of oxidation by LOX during elastic fiber formation is still incompletely understood. Here, we demonstrate that the cross-linking of tropoelastin molecules by LOX occurs concurrent with elastin deposition. Our data show that LOX deficiency or the inhibition of LOX enzyme activity leads to the loss of elastin deposition in skin fibroblast...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931556/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-lead-tumor-invasion-through-integrin-%C3%AE-3-dependent-fibronectin-assembly
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Youmna Attieh, Andrew G Clark, Carina Grass, Sophie Richon, Marc Pocard, Pascale Mariani, Nadia Elkhatib, Timo Betz, Basile Gurchenkov, Danijela Matic Vignjevic
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are the most abundant cells of the tumor stroma. Their capacity to contract the matrix and induce invasion of cancer cells has been well documented. However, it is not clear whether CAFs remodel the matrix by other means, such as degradation, matrix deposition, or stiffening. We now show that CAFs assemble fibronectin (FN) and trigger invasion mainly via integrin-αvβ3. In the absence of FN, contractility of the matrix by CAFs is preserved, but their ability to induce invasion is abrogated...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887577/periostin-and-its-interacting-proteins-in-the-construction-of-extracellular-architectures
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REVIEW
Isao Kii, Harumi Ito
Periostin is a matricellular protein that is composed of a multi-domain structure with an amino-terminal EMI domain, a tandem repeat of four FAS 1 domains, and a carboxyl-terminal domain. These distinct domains have been demonstrated to bind to many proteins including extracellular matrix proteins (Collagen type I and V, fibronectin, tenascin, and laminin), matricellular proteins (CCN3 and βig-h3), and enzymes that catalyze covalent crosslinking between extracellular matrix proteins (lysyl oxidase and BMP-1)...
December 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867487/arp2-3-complex-is-required-for-macrophage-integrin-functions-but-is-dispensable-for-fcr-phagocytosis-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-motility
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Jeremy D Rotty, Hailey E Brighton, Stephanie L Craig, Sreeja B Asokan, Ning Cheng, Jenny P Ting, James E Bear
The Arp2/3 complex nucleates branched actin, forming networks involved in lamellipodial protrusion, phagocytosis, and cell adhesion. We derived primary bone marrow macrophages lacking Arp2/3 complex (Arpc2(-/-)) and directly tested its role in macrophage functions. Despite protrusion and actin assembly defects, Arpc2(-/-) macrophages competently phagocytose via FcR and chemotax toward CSF and CX3CL1. However, CR3 phagocytosis and fibronectin haptotaxis, both integrin-dependent processes, are disrupted. Integrin-responsive actin assembly and αM/β2 integrin localization are compromised in Arpc2(-/-) cells...
September 11, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860021/disruption-of-fibronectin-matrix-affects-type-iv-collagen-fibrillin-and-laminin-deposition-into-extracellular-matrix-of-human-trabecular-meshwork-htm-cells
#15
Mark S Filla, Kaylee D Dimeo, Tiegang Tong, Donna M Peters
Fibronectin fibrils are a major component of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the trabecular meshwork (TM). They are a key mediator of the formation of the ECM which controls aqueous humor outflow and contributes to the pathogenesis of glaucoma. The purpose of this work was to determine if a fibronectin-binding peptide called FUD, derived from the Streptococcus pyogenes Functional Upstream Domain of the F1 adhesin protein, could be used to control fibronectin fibrillogenesis and hence ECM formation under conditions where its expression was induced by treatment with the glucocorticoid dexamethasone...
August 30, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844950/mir-4516-a-microrna-downregulated-in-psoriasis-inhibits-keratinocyte-motility-by-targeting-fibronectin-integrin-%C3%AE-9-signaling
#16
Shruti Chowdhari, Kabir Sardana, Neeru Saini
Psoriasis is recognized as a T cell mediated inflammatory hyperproliferative skin disorder. Several microRNAs (miRNAs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of psoriasis however, understanding of their mechanistic involvement remains unclear. Previously, we have shown that PUVA induced miR-4516 downregulates signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) by direct binding to its 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) and suppresses STAT3 downstream genes (Bcl xl, Cyclin D1). Here, we demonstrate for the first time that expression of miR-4516 is significantly downregulated in psoriatic skin...
August 24, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771968/metabolic-potential-and-in-situ-activity-of-marine-marinimicrobia-bacteria-in-an-anoxic-water-column
#17
Anthony D Bertagnolli, Cory C Padilla, Jennifer B Glass, Bo Thamdrup, Frank J Stewart
Marinimicrobia bacteria are widespread in sub-euphotic areas of the oceans and particularly abundant in oxygen minimum zones (OMZs). Information on Marinimicrobia metabolism is sparse, making the biogeochemical influence of this group challenging to predict. Here, metagenome-assembled genomes representing Marinimicrobia subgroups PN262000N21 and ARCTIC96B-7 were retrieved to near completion (97% and 94%) from OMZ metagenomes, with contamination (14.1%) observed only in ARCTIC96B-7. Genes for aerobic carbon monoxide (CO) oxidation, polysulfide metabolism, and hydrogen utilization were identified only in PN262000N21, while genes for partial denitrification occurred in both genomes...
August 3, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745050/fibronectin-conformation-and-assembly-analysis-of-fibronectin-deletion-mutants-and-fibronectin-glomerulopathy-gfnd-mutants
#18
Tomoo Ohashi, Christopher A Lemmon, Harold P Erickson
To study fibronectin (FN) conformation and assembly, we generated several deletion mutants: FNΔ(I)1-5, FNΔ(III)1-3, FNΔ(III)4-8, and FNΔ(III)11-14. A monomeric form, FNmono, which lacked the C-terminal dimerization region, was also created. FNtnA-D was generated by swapping FNIII domains 1-8 in FNΔ(III)11-14 with seven FNIII domains from tenascin-C. The conformations of these mutants were analyzed by glycerol gradient sedimentation under low-salt (20 mM NaCl) and high-salt (200 mM NaCl) conditions. Surprisingly, most of the mutants showed a compact conformation under low-salt conditions, except for FNtnA-D...
August 29, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726917/engineering-micromyocardium-to-delineate-cellular-and-extracellular-regulation-of-myocardial-tissue-contractility
#19
Nethika R Ariyasinghe, Caitlin H Reck, Alyssa A Viscio, Andrew P Petersen, Davi M Lyra-Leite, Nathan Cho, Megan L McCain
Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death, in part due to limitations of existing models of the myocardium. Myocardium consists of aligned, contractile cardiac myocytes interspersed with fibroblasts that synthesize extracellular matrix (ECM). The cellular demographics and biochemical and mechanical properties of the ECM remodel in many different cardiac diseases. However, the impact of diverse cellular and extracellular remodeling on the contractile output of the myocardium are poorly understood...
September 18, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722504/role-of-tenascin-c-in-articular-cartilage
#20
Masahiro Hasegawa, Toshimichi Yoshida, Akihiro Sudo
Tenascin-C (TN-C) is a glycoprotein component of the extracellular matrix (ECM). TN-C consists of four distinct domains, including the tenascin assembly domain, epidermal growth factor-like repeats, fibronectin type III-like repeats, and the fibrinogen-like globe (FBG) domain. This review summarizes the role of TN-C in articular cartilage. Expression of TN-C is associated with the development of articular cartilage but markedly decreases during maturation of chondrocytes and disappears almost completely in adult articular cartilage...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
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