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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810570/research-on-the-function-and-related-mechanism-of-p27-gene-in-the-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-of-mice
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Xiao Liu, Deguo Wang, Zhengzheng Zhang, Fenghui Zhu, Aiming Yao, Jiwei Tian, Dengshun Miao
This study aims to investigate the function and related mechanism of P27 gene in intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration of mice. X-ray, immunohistochemical staining, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) histochemical staining were used to analyze the phenotypic difference of the intervertebral discs of 4-week-old mice with P27 gene knockout (P27(-/-)) and wild-type (WT) mice in the same brood. Protein in the intervertebral disc was extracted and western blot analysis was employed to detect the changes in the expression of related molecules in the Shh-signal pathways, including Shh, Patched, Smoothened and Gli2...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797033/a-shh-foxf1-bmp4-signaling-axis-regulating-growth-and-differentiation-of-epithelial-and-mesenchymal-tissues-in-ureter-development
#2
Tobias Bohnenpoll, Anna B Wittern, Tamrat M Mamo, Anna-Carina Weiss, Carsten Rudat, Marc-Jens Kleppa, Karin Schuster-Gossler, Irina Wojahn, Timo H-W Lüdtke, Mark-Oliver Trowe, Andreas Kispert
The differentiated cell types of the epithelial and mesenchymal tissue compartments of the mature ureter of the mouse arise in a precise temporal and spatial sequence from uncommitted precursor cells of the distal ureteric bud epithelium and its surrounding mesenchyme. Previous genetic efforts identified a member of the Hedgehog (HH) family of secreted proteins, Sonic hedgehog (SHH) as a crucial epithelial signal for growth and differentiation of the ureteric mesenchyme. Here, we used conditional loss- and gain-of-function experiments of the unique HH signal transducer Smoothened (SMO) to further characterize the cellular functions and unravel the effector genes of HH signaling in ureter development...
August 10, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789624/hedgehog-inhibitor-sonidegib-potentiates-177-lu-octreotate-therapy-of-got1-human-small-intestine-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-nude-mice
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Johan Spetz, Britta Langen, Nils Rudqvist, Toshima Z Parris, Khalil Helou, Ola Nilsson, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
BACKGROUND: (177)Lu-octreotate can be used to treat somatostatin receptor expressing neuroendocrine tumors. It is highly effective in animal models, but clinical studies have so far only demonstrated low cure rates. Hedgehog inhibitors have shown therapeutic effect as monotherapy in neuroendocrine tumor model systems and might be one option to enhance the efficacy of (177)Lu-octreotate therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the therapeutic effect of combination therapy using (177)Lu-octreotate and the Hedgehog signaling pathway inhibitor sonidegib...
August 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775249/therapeutic-radiation-for-childhood-cancer-drives-structural-aberrations-of-nf2-in-meningiomas
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Sameer Agnihotri, Suganth Suppiah, Peter D Tonge, Shahrzad Jalali, Arnavaz Danesh, Jeffery P Bruce, Yasin Mamatjan, George Klironomos, Lior Gonen, Karolyn Au, Sheila Mansouri, Sharin Karimi, Felix Sahm, Andreas von Deimling, Michael D Taylor, Normand J Laperriere, Trevor J Pugh, Kenneth D Aldape, Gelareh Zadeh
Cranial radiotherapy improves survival of the most common childhood cancers, including brain tumors and leukemia. Unfortunately, long-term survivors are faced with consequences of secondary neoplasia, including radiation-induced meningiomas (RIMs). We characterized 31 RIMs with exome/NF2 intronic sequencing, RNA sequencing and methylation profiling, and found NF2 gene rearrangements in 12/31 of RIMs, an observation previously unreported in sporadic meningioma (SM). Additionally, known recurrent mutations characteristic of SM, including AKT1, KLF4, TRAF7 and SMO, were not observed in RIMs...
August 4, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752270/combination-treatment-with-dendrosomal-nanocurcumin-and-doxorubicin-improves-anticancer-effects-on-breast-cancer-cells-through-modulating-cxcr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-smo-regulatory-network
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Mohammad Amin Mahjoub, Babak Bakhshinejad, Majid Sadeghizadeh, Sadegh Babashah
Despite advantageous antitumor properties of doxorubicin, the considerable cytotoxicity of this chemotherapeutic agent has made it necessary to develop combination treatment strategies. The aim of the current study was to investigate the possible synergism between dendrosomal nanocurcumin (DNC) and doxorubicin in eliciting anticancer effects on MDA-MB-231 metastatic breast cancer cells. The expression levels of CXCL12/CXCR4 axis and Hedgehog pathway genes were evaluated in patient-derived breast carcinoma tissues by qRT-PCR...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747628/the-anti-cancer-effects-of-itraconazole-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Chel Hun Choi, Ji-Yoon Ryu, Young-Jae Cho, Hye-Kyung Jeon, Jung-Joo Choi, Kris Ylaya, Yoo-Young Lee, Tae-Joong Kim, Joon-Yong Chung, Stephen M Hewitt, Byoung-Gie Kim, Duk-Soo Bae, Jeong-Won Lee
We assessed the anti-proliferative activity of itraconazole using an EOC cell line (SKOV3ip1) and endothelial cell lines (HUVEC & SVEC4-10). We also examined angiogenesis (VEGFR2, p-ERK, p-PLCr1/2), hedgehog (Gli1, Ptch1, SMO), and mTOR (pS6K1) signaling pathways to determine the mechanism of action of itraconazole. Furthermore, we evaluated the synergistic effects of itraconazole and paclitaxel using orthotopic mouse models with established EOC cells (SKOV3ip1 or HeyA8) as well as patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743798/essential-basal-cytonemes-take-up-hedgehog-in-the-drosophila-wing-imaginal-disc
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Weitao Chen, Hai Huang, Ryo Hatori, Thomas B Kornberg
Morphogen concentration gradients that extend across developmental fields form by dispersion from source cells. In the Drosophila wing disc, Hedgehog (Hh) produced by posterior compartment cells distributes in a concentration gradient to adjacent cells of the anterior compartment. We monitored Hh:GFP after pulsed expression and analyzed movements and co-localization of Hh, Patched (Ptc) and Smoothened (Smo) proteins tagged with GFP or mCherry and expressed at physiological levels from bacterial artificial chromosome transgenes...
July 25, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738329/distinct-involvement-of-the-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-pathway-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma-of-fundic-gland-type-and-conventional-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Yuzuru Tajima, Takashi Murakami, Tsuyoshi Saito, Takafumi Hiromoto, Yoichi Akazawa, Noriko Sasahara, Hiroyuki Mitomi, Takashi Yao, Sumio Watanabe
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gastric adenocarcinoma of fundic gland type (GAFG), which is a rare variant of gastric cancer, is reportedly associated with both Wnt/β-catenin signaling activation and guanine nucleotide binding protein, alpha stimulating complex (GNAS) mutations. This study aimed to elucidate potential roles of the Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway in GAFG. METHODS: We performed immunostaining for β-catenin and Shh signal-associated proteins, including Patched (Ptch), Smoothened (Smo), and Glioma-associated oncogene-1 (Gli1), and the direct sequencing of GNAS/BRAF/KRAS in 27 GAFGs, and compared them with 30 conventional gastric adenocarcinomas (CGAs)...
July 22, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734986/exogenous-hedgehog-antagonist-delays-but-does-not-prevent-fracture-healing-in-young-mice
#9
Xiaochen Liu, Jennifer A McKenzie, Clayton W Maschhoff, Michael J Gardner, Matthew J Silva
Fracture healing recapitulates many aspects of developmental osteogenesis. The hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway, essential to skeletal development, is upregulated during fracture healing, although its importance is unclear. Our goal was to assess the functional importance of Hh signaling in endochondral fracture healing. We created closed, transverse diaphyseal femur fractures in mice, stabilized with an intramedullary pin, and administered a systemic Hh inhibitor or vehicle. Because Hh pathway activation is mediated by the receptor Smoothened (Smo), we used the Smo antagonist GDC-0449 (GDC, 50mg/kg, twice daily) to target the pathway...
July 19, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732403/ecosystem-service-trade-offs-and-their-influencing-factors-a-case-study-in-the-loess-plateau-of-china
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Qiang Feng, Wenwu Zhao, Bojie Fu, Jingyi Ding, Shuai Wang
Soil erosion control (SEC), carbon sequestration (CAS), and soil moisture (SMO) strongly interact in the semi-arid Loess Plateau. Since SMO has supportive effects on SEC and CAS, it can be considered as ecosystem service (ES), and there is an immediate need to coordinate the relationships among these ecosystem services (ESs) to promote the sustainability of vegetation recovery. In this study, we quantified the ESs, ES trade-offs, and the environmental factors in 151 sample plots in the Ansai watershed, and we used a redundancy analysis (RDA) to clarify the effects of environmental factors on these ESs and their trade-offs...
July 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716052/%C3%AE-arrestin1-mediated-acetylation-of-gli1-regulates-hedgehog-gli-signaling-and-modulates-self-renewal-of-shh-medulloblastoma-cancer-stem-cells
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Evelina Miele, Agnese Po, Federica Begalli, Laura Antonucci, Angela Mastronuzzi, Carlo Efisio Marras, Andrea Carai, Danilo Cucchi, Luana Abballe, Zein Mersini Besharat, Giuseppina Catanzaro, Paola Infante, Lucia Di Marcotullio, Gianluca Canettieri, Enrico De Smaele, Isabella Screpanti, Franco Locatelli, Elisabetta Ferretti
BACKGROUND: Aberrant Sonic Hedgehog/Gli (Hh/Gli) signaling pathway is a critical regulator of Sonic hedgehog medulloblastoma (SHH-MB). Cancer stem cells (CSCs), thought to be largely responsible for tumor initiation, maintenance, dissemination and relapse, have been identified in SHH-MB. Since we previously demonstrated that Hh/Gli signaling controls CSCs features in SHH-MB and that in these tumors miR-326 is down regulated, here we investigated whether there is a functional link between Hh/Gli signaling and miR-326...
July 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704552/ptch1-is-a-reliable-marker-for-predicting-imatinib-response-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients-in-chronic-phase
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Juan M Alonso-Dominguez, Luis Felipe Casado, Eduardo Anguita, Maria Teresa Gomez-Casares, Ismael Buño, Francisca Ferrer-Marín, Alicia Arenas, Rafael Del Orbe, Rosa Ayala, Pilar Llamas, Rocio N Salgado, Santiago Osorio, Pedro Sanchez-Godoy, Carmen Burgaleta, Ignacio Mahíllo-Fernández, Valentin Garcia-Gutierrez, Juan Luis Steegmann, Joaquín Martinez-Lopez
Patched homolog 1 gene (PTCH1) expression and the ratio of PTCH1 to Smoothened (SMO) expression have been proposed as prognostic markers of the response of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients to imatinib. We compared these measurements in a realistic cohort of 101 patients with CML in chronic phase (CP) using a simplified qPCR method, and confirmed the prognostic power of each in a competing risk analysis. Gene expression levels were measured in peripheral blood samples at diagnosis. The PTCH1/SMO ratio did not improve PTCH1 prognostic power (area under the receiver operating characteristic curve 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685689/arylurea-derivatives-a-class-of-potential-cancer-targeting-agents
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Jia-Nian Chen, De-Wen Wu, Ting Li, Kang-Jian Yang, Li Cheng, Zu-Ping Zhou, Shi-Ming Pu, Wan-Hua Lin
Arylurea derivatives, an important class of small molecules, have received considerable attention in recent years due to their wide range of biological applications. Various molecular targeted agents with arylurea scaffold as potential enzyme/receptor inhibitors were constructed with the successful development of sorafenib and regorafenib. This review focuses on those arylureas possessing anti-cancer activities from 2010 to date. According to their different mechanisms of action, these arylureas are divided into the following six categories: (1) Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK signaling pathway inhibitors; (2) tumor angiogenesis inhibitors, their targets include vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs), platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs), epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs), insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3), c-Kit, MET, and Smoothened (Smo); (3) PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway inhibitors; (4) cell cycle inhibitors, their targets include checkpoint kinases (Chks), cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs), Aurora, SUMO activating enzyme 1 (SUMO E1), tubulin, and DNA; (5) tumor differentiation, migration, and invasion inhibitors, their targets include matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), LIM kinase (Limk), nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt), and histone deacetylase (HDAC); (6) arylureas from the rational modification of natural products...
July 7, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675107/inhibition-of-hedgehog-pathway-reveals-the-regulatory-role-of-smo-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#14
Zixin Yang, Yingqian Lv, Long Wang, Yong Chen, Jinzhu Han, Shan Zhao, Wei Liu
Previous studies report aberrant activation of the hedgehog signaling pathway in the progression of various cancers. This study aimed to investigate the expressions of smoothened and downstream glioma-associated oncogene homology-1 in gastric cancer and the underlying molecular mechanisms. Here, we first detected the expression in 58 cases of primary gastric cancer tissue and matched normal tissue specimens by western blot analysis and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. Cell proliferation and cycle were assayed in gastric cancer cells after blocking the hedgehog pathway by lentiviral-short hairpin RNA knockdown...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667508/laser-irradiation-promotes-the-proliferation-of-mouse-pre-osteoblast-cell-line-mc3t3-e1-through-hedgehog-signaling-pathway
#15
Qiushi Li, Yingxin Chen, Shujun Dong, Shujie Liu, Xiaodan Zhang, Xi Si, Yanmin Zhou
Low-level laser could promote osteoblast proliferation, and it has been applied in clinical practice to promote wound healing and tissue regeneration. However, the mechanism related to laser irradiation remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of low-level laser irradiation on the cell proliferation and the expressions of hedgehog signaling molecules Indian hedgehog (Ihh), Ptch, and Gli in vitro. In our present study, the MTT method was used to evaluate the effect on cell proliferation of laser irradiation on MC3T3-E1 cells...
July 1, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664688/socio-demographic-factors-related-to-under-diagnosis-of-childhood-asthma-in-upper-silesia-poland
#16
Jan E Zejda, Małgorzata Farnik, Irena Smółka, Joshua Lawson, Grzegorz M Brożek
<b>Introduction.</b> The presented study of 4,535 children aged 7-17 years in the Upper Silesian region of Poland yielded 186 cases of previously known asthma, and 44 children with newly diagnosed asthma. The aim of the presented study was to identify non-medical factors that could explain why children with a newly established diagnosis ('undiagnosed asthma') had not been diagnosed in the past. <b>Materials and method.</b> The study was performed according to a case-control design. Parents of the children answered questionnaires on socio-economic status and family-related factors...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652248/gli1-blockade-potentiates-the-antitumor-activity-of-pi3k-antagonists-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Sahba Kasiri, Chunli Shao, Baozhi Chen, Alexandra N Wilson, Paul Yenerall, Brenda C Timmons, Luc Girard, Hui Tian, Carmen Behrens, Ignacio I Wistuba, Adi F Gazdar, James Kim
Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), strongly associated with smoking, is treated primarily with traditional cytotoxic chemotherapy due to a lack of FDA-approved targeted agents available. Here, we identify the Hedgehog pathway transcription factor GLI1 as a critical driver of lung SCC. Analysis of human lung cancer datasets showed that GLI1 mRNA was highly expressed in human lung SCC and portended a poor prognosis. Inhibition of GLI1 in human lung SCC cell lines suppressed tumor cell clonogenicity and proliferation in culture and in vivo Addition of SHH ligand, SMO antagonists, or other Hedgehog pathway agonists did not affect GLI1 expression in lung SCC cells...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631844/sonic-hedgehog-wnt-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-cell-signaling-pathway-crosstalk-potential-therapy-for-depression
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Mohd Tayyab, Mehdi H Shahi, Shirin Farheen, Mubeena P M Mariyath, Nabeela Khanam, Javier S Castresana, M Mobarak Hossain
There are various theories to explain the pathophysiology of depression and support its diagnosis and treatment. The roles of monoamines, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and Wnt signaling are well researched, but sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling and its downstream transcription factor Gli1 are not well studied in depression. Shh signaling plays a fundamental role in embryonic development and adult hippocampal neurogenesis and also involved in the growth of cancer. In this article, we summarize the evidence for the Shh signaling pathway in depression and the potential crosstalk of Shh with Wnt and BDNF...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630165/the-cell-adhesion-molecule-chl1-interacts-with-patched-1-to-regulate-apoptosis-during-postnatal-cerebellar-development
#19
Jelena Katic, Gabriele Loers, Jelena Tosic, Melitta Schachner, Ralf Kleene
The immunoglobulin superfamily adhesion molecule close homolog of L1 (CHL1) plays important roles during nervous system development. Here, we identified the hedgehog receptor patched-1 (PTCH1) as novel CHL1 binding partner and showed that CHL1 interacts with the first extracellular loop of PTCH1 via its extracellular domain. Co-localization and -immunoprecipitation of CHL1 with PTCH1 suggest an association of CHL1 with this major component of the hedgehog signaling pathway. The trans-interaction of CHL1 with PTCH1 promotes neuronal survival in cultures of dissociated cerebellar granule cells and of organotypic cerebellar slices...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629394/validating-the-who-maternal-near-miss-tool-comparing-high-and-low-resource-settings
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Tom Witteveen, Hans Bezstarosti, Ilona de Koning, Ellen Nelissen, Kitty W Bloemenkamp, Jos van Roosmalen, Thomas van den Akker
BACKGROUND: WHO proposed the WHO Maternal Near Miss (MNM) tool, classifying women according to several (potentially) life-threatening conditions, to monitor and improve quality of obstetric care. The objective of this study is to analyse merged data of one high- and two low-resource settings where this tool was applied and test whether the tool may be suitable for comparing severe maternal outcome (SMO) between these settings. METHODS: Using three cohort studies that included SMO cases, during two-year time frames in the Netherlands, Tanzania and Malawi we reassessed all SMO cases (as defined by the original studies) with the WHO MNM tool (five disease-, four intervention- and seven organ dysfunction-based criteria)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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