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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138241/decorin-a-growth-hormone-regulated-protein-in-humans
#1
Neha Bahl, Glenn Stone, Mark McLean, Ken K Y Ho, Vita Birzniece
CONTEXT: Growth hormone (GH) stimulates connective tissue and muscle growth, an effect that is potentiated by testosterone. Decorin, a myokine and a connective tissue protein, stimulates connective tissue accretion and muscle hypertrophy. Whether GH and testosterone regulate decorin in humans is not known. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether decorin is stimulated by GH and testosterone. DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121102/histopathologic-and-immunohistochemical-features-of-capsular-tissue-around-failed-ahmed-glaucoma-valves
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Alka Mahale, Fatma Fikri, Khitam Al Hati, Sami Al Shahwan, Ibrahim Al Jadaan, Hind Al Katan, Rajiv Khandekar, Azza Maktabi, Deepak P Edward
Impervious encapsulation around Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) results in surgical failure raising intraocular pressure (IOP). Dysregulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules and cellular factors might contribute to increased hydraulic resistance to aqueous drainage. Therefore, we examined these molecules in failed AGV capsular tissue. Immunostaining for ECM molecules (collagen I, collagen III, decorin, lumican, chondroitin sulfate, aggrecan and keratan sulfate) and cellular factors (αSMA and TGFβ) was performed on excised capsules from failed AGVs and control tenon's tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111696/sequencing-the-dermatan-sulfate-chain-of-decorin
#3
Yanlei Yu, Jiana Duan, Franklin E Leach, Toshihiko Toida, Kyohei Higashi, Hong Zhang, Fuming Zhang, I Jonathan Amster, Robert J Linhardt
Glycomics represents one of the last frontiers and most challenging in omic analysis. Glycosylation occurs in the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi organelle and its control is neither well-understood nor predictable based on proteomic or genomic analysis. One of the most structurally complex classes of glycoconjugates is the proteoglycans (PGs) and their glycosaminoglycan (GAG) side chains. Previously, our laboratory solved the structure of the chondroitin sulfate chain of the bikunin PG. The current study examines the much more complex structure of the dermatan sulfate GAG chain of decorin PG...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100340/adenovirus-mediated-decorin-expression-induces-cancer-cell-death-through-activation-of-p53-and-mitochondrial-apoptosis
#4
A-Rum Yoon, JinWoo Hong, Chae-Ok Yun
Decorin (DCN) is a small leucine-rich proteoglycan that plays an important role in the regulation of apoptosis, proliferation, intercellular contact, and cell migration. Here we have investigated the detailed mechanism of apoptotic cell death induced by DCN expression. A marked increase in cytotoxicity was observed for both DCN-expressing replication-incompetent (dE1/DCN) and -competent (dB/DCN) adenoviruses (Ads) compared to the corresponding control Ads. FACS and TUNEL assays revealed that the expression of DCN induced apoptotic cell death...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080840/decorin-is-a-devouring-proteoglycan-remodeling-of-intracellular-catabolism-via-autophagy-and-mitophagy
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Simone Buraschi, Thomas Neill, Renato V Iozzo
Autophagy, a fundamental and evolutionarily-conserved eukaryotic pathway, coordinates a complex balancing act for achieving both nutrient and energetic requirements for proper cellular function and homeostasis. We have discovered that soluble proteoglycans evoke autophagy in endothelial cells and mitophagy in breast carcinoma cells by directly interacting with receptor tyrosine kinases, including VEGF receptor 2 and Met. Under these circumstances, autophagic regulation is considered "non-canonical" and is epitomized by the bioactivity of the small leucine-rich proteoglycan, decorin...
October 25, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072564/the-histopathological-effects-of-intracavernosal-mitomycin-c-injection-in-a-rat-peyronie-s-disease-model
#6
Engin Kaya, Yusuf Kibar, Sercan Yilmaz, Ayhan Ozcan, Burak Kopru, Turgay Ebiloglu, Hasan Cem Irkılata
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate whether or not nitomycin-C (MMC) has an anti-fibrotic effect on transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β)-induced Peyronie's disease (PD) in a rat model. METHODS: Eighteen 12-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups: Group 1= TGF-β1 (n:7); Group 2= TGF-β1+MMC (n:7); and Group 3= Sham group (0.25 ml bovine serum albumin injected) (n:4). All groups were sacrificed on the sixth week of the procedure and their penises were excised...
November 11, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037195/comparison-between-xcelligence-biosensor-technology-and-conventional-cell-culture-system-for-real-time-monitoring-human-tenocytes-proliferation-and-drugs-cytotoxicity-screening
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Chih-Hao Chiu, Kin Fong Lei, Wen-Ling Yeh, Poyu Chen, Yi-Sheng Chan, Kuo-Yao Hsu, Alvin Chao-Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Local injections of anesthetics, NSAIDs, and corticosteroids for tendinopathies are empirically used. They are believed to have some cytotoxicity toward tenocytes. The maximal efficacy dosages of local injections should be determined. A commercial 2D microfluidic xCELLigence system had been developed to detect real-time cellular proliferation and their responses to different stimuli and had been used in several biomedical applications. The purpose of this study is to determine if human tenocytes can successfully proliferate inside xCELLigence system and the result has high correlation with conventional cell culture methods in the same condition...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023489/spatiotemporal-variations-in-gene-expression-histology-and-biomechanics-in-an-ovine-model-of-tendinopathy
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Sara Biasutti, Andrew Dart, Margaret Smith, Carina Blaker, Elizabeth Clarke, Leo Jeffcott, Christopher Little
Flexor tendinopathy is a common problem affecting humans and animals. Tendon healing is poorly understood and the outcomes of conservative and surgical management are often suboptimal. While often considered a localized injury, recent evidence indicates that in the short term, tendinopathic changes are distributed widely throughout the tendon, remote from the lesion itself. Whether these changes persist throughout healing is unknown. The aim of this study was to document gene expression, histopathological and biomechanical changes that occur throughout the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) up to 16 weeks post-injury, using an ovine surgical model of tendinopathy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929492/potent-antitumor-effect-of-tumor-microenvironment-targeted-oncolytic-adenovirus-against-desmoplastic-pancreatic-cancer
#9
Yan Li, JinWoo Hong, Joung-Eun Oh, A-Rum Yoon, Chae-Ok Yun
Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death. Desmoplastic pancreatic tumors exhibit excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) and are thus highly resistant to anticancer therapeutics, since the ECM restricts drug penetration and dispersion. Here, we designed and generated two hypoxia-responsive and cancer-specific hybrid promoters, H(mT)E and H(E)mT. Transgene expression driven by each hybrid promoter was markedly higher under hypoxic conditions than normoxic conditions. Moreover, H(E)mT-driven transgene expression was highly cancer-specific and was superior to that of H(mT)E-driven expression...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899880/effects-of-aging-and-resistance-training-in-rat-tendon-remodeling
#10
Rita C Marqueti, João L Q Durigan, Anderson José S Oliveira, Marcelo Shinyu Mekaro, Vinicius Guzzoni, Andrea A Aro, Edson Rosa Pimentel, Heloisa S Selistre-de-Araujo
In elderly persons, weak tendons contribute to functional limitations, injuries, and disability, but resistance training can attenuate this age-related decline. We evaluated the effects of resistance training on the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the calcaneal tendon (CT) in young and old rats and its effect on tendon remodeling. Wistar rats aged 3 mo (young, n = 30) and 20 mo (old, n = 30) were divided into 4 groups: young sedentary, young trained, old sedentary (OS), and old trained (OT). The training sessions were conducted over a 12-wk period...
September 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883544/global-fibroblast-activation-throughout-the-left-ventricle-but-localized-fibrosis-after-myocardial-infarction
#11
Chandan K Nagaraju, Eef Dries, Natasa Popovic, Abhishek A Singh, Peter Haemers, H Llewelyn Roderick, Piet Claus, Karin R Sipido, Ronald B Driesen
Fibroblast (Fb) differentiation and interstitial fibrosis contribute to cardiac remodeling and loss of function after myocardial infarction (MI). We investigated regional presence and regulation of fibrosis in a pig MI model. In vivo analysis of regional function and perfusion defined three regions: the scar, the myocardium adjacent to the scar (MIadjacent, reduced function, reduced perfusion reserve), and the remote myocardium (MIremote, minimal functional deficit, maintained perfusion). Interstitial and perivascular fibrosis, and increase of collagen type I, was only observed in the MIadjacent...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882761/decorin-and-biglycan-are-necessary-for-maintaining-collagen-fibril-structure-fiber-realignment-and-mechanical-properties-of-mature-tendons
#12
Kelsey A Robinson, Mei Sun, Carrie E Barnum, Stephanie N Weiss, Julianne Huegel, Snehal S Shetye, Linda Lin, Daniel Saez, Sheila M Adams, Renato V Iozzo, Louis J Soslowsky, David E Birk
The small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs), decorin and biglycan, are key regulators of collagen fibril and matrix assembly. The goal of this work was to elucidate the roles of decorin and biglycan in tendon homeostasis. Our central hypothesis is that decorin and biglycan expression in the mature tendon would be critical for the maintenance of the structural and mechanical properties of healthy tendons. Defining the function(s) of these SLRPs in tendon homeostasis requires that effects in the mature tendon be isolated from their influence on development...
September 5, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879051/targeting-danger-molecules-in-tendinopathy-the-hmgb1-tlr4-axis
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Moeed Akbar, Derek S Gilchrist, Susan M Kitson, Briana Nelis, Lindsay A N Crowe, Emma Garcia-Melchor, James H Reilly, Shauna C Kerr, George A C Murrell, Iain B McInnes, Neal L Millar
OBJECTIVES: To seek evidence of the danger molecule, high-mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1) expression in human tendinopathy and thereafter, to explore mechanisms where HMGB1 may regulate inflammatory mediators and matrix regulation in human tendinopathy. METHODS: Torn supraspinatus tendon (established pathology) and matched intact subscapularis tendon (representing 'early pathology') biopsies were collected from patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870349/effect-of-axial-vertical-vibration-on-degeneration-of-lumbar-intervertebral-discs-in-modified-bipedal-rats-an-in-vivo-study
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Xiao Liang, Hao Shen, Wei-Dong Shi, Shan Ren, Wei Jiang, Hao Liu, Peng Yang, Zhi-Yong Sun, Jun Lin, Hui-Lin Yang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of axial vibrations on gene expression and lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration in vivo. METHODS: A modified bipedal rat model was established using a brachial plexus rhizotomy approach to imitate human upright posture. The experimental animals were randomly divided into three groups: control, vertical vibration, and whole-body vibration. Gene expression in degeneration of the intervertebral discs was assessed by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859141/asporin-deficient-mice-have-tougher-skin-and-altered-skin-glycosaminoglycan-content-and-structure
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Marco Maccarana, René B Svensson, Anki Knutsson, Antonis Giannopoulos, Mea Pelkonen, MaryAnn Weis, David Eyre, Matthew Warman, Sebastian Kalamajski
The main structural component of connective tissues is fibrillar, cross-linked collagen whose fibrillogenesis can be modulated by Small Leucine-Rich Proteins/Proteoglycans (SLRPs). Not all SLRPs' effects on collagen and extracellular matrix in vivo have been elucidated; one of the less investigated SLRPs is asporin. Here we describe the successful generation of an Aspn-/- mouse model and the investigation of the Aspn-/- skin phenotype. Functionally, Aspn-/- mice had an increased skin mechanical toughness, although there were no structural changes present on histology or immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852052/tgf-%C3%AE-participates-choroid-neovascularization-through-smad2-3-vegf-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-mice-with-laser-induced-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration
#16
Xiaolei Wang, Wei Ma, Song Han, Zhaoyang Meng, Lu Zhao, Yi Yin, Yanling Wang, Junfa Li
Choroidal neovascularization(CNV) is the most severe complication in Age-related macular degeneration(AMD) and the most common cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly in developed world. The aim of this study was to identify the effect of transforming growth factor-β(TGF-β) and Smad2/3-VEGF/TNF-α signaling on CNV angiopoiesis, and to explore TGF-β inhibitors on the development of CNV in a CNV mouse model. Fundus fluorescein angiography(FFA) was used to evaluate the laser-induced CNV formation. The histology of CNV lesions stained with hematoxylin-eosin(HE) was obtained...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846474/extracellular-distribution-of-collagen-ii-and-perifibrillar-adapter-proteins-in-healthy-and-osteoarthritic-human-knee-joint-cartilage
#17
Sara Firner, Frank Zaucke, Joern Michael, Jens Dargel, Karl-Heinz Schiwy-Bochat, Juliane Heilig, Markus Alexander Rothschild, Peer Eysel, Gert-Peter Brüggemann, Anja Niehoff
Perifibrillar adapter proteins, interconnecting collagen fibrils, and linking the collagen network with the aggrecan matrix seem to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA). Therefore, we examined immunohistochemically the extracellular distribution of collagen II and the main perifibrillar adapter proteins-collagen IX, decorin, cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), and matrilin-3-in human samples of healthy (n=4) and OA (n=42) knee joint cartilage. Histopathology assessment was performed using an OA score...
October 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811645/inhibin-a-and-decorin-secreted-by-human-adult-renal-stem-progenitor-cells-through-the-tlr2-engagement-induce-renal-tubular-cell-regeneration
#18
Fabio Sallustio, Claudia Curci, Alessandra Aloisi, Chiara Cristina Toma, Elisabetta Marulli, Grazia Serino, Sharon Natasha Cox, Giuseppe De Palma, Alessandra Stasi, Chiara Divella, Rosaria Rinaldi, Francesco Paolo Schena
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a public health problem worldwide. Several therapeutic strategies have been made to accelerate recovery and improve renal survival. Recent studies have shown that human adult renal progenitor cells (ARPCs) participate in kidney repair processes, and may be used as a possible treatment to promote regeneration in acute kidney injury. Here, we show that human tubular ARPCs (tARPCs) protect physically injured or chemically damaged renal proximal tubular epithelial cells (RPTECs) by preventing cisplatin-induced apoptosis and enhancing proliferation of survived cells...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798237/decorin-evoked-paternally-expressed-gene-3-peg3-is-an-upstream-regulator-of-the-transcription-factor-eb-tfeb-in-endothelial-cell-autophagy
#19
Thomas Neill, Catherine Sharpe, Rick T Owens, Renato V Iozzo
Macroautophagy is a fundamental and evolutionarily conserved catabolic process that eradicates damaged and aging macromolecules and organelles in eukaryotic cells. Decorin, an archetypical small leucine-rich proteoglycan, initiates a protracted autophagic program downstream of VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) signaling that requires paternally expressed gene 3 (PEG3). We have discovered that PEG3 is an upstream transcriptional regulator of transcription factor EB (TFEB), a master transcription factor of lysosomal biogenesis, for decorin-evoked endothelial cell autophagy...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793886/cathepsin-s-degraded-decorin-are-elevated-in-fibrotic-lung-disorders-development-and-biological-validation-of-a-new-serum-biomarker
#20
S N Kehlet, C L Bager, N Willumsen, B Dasgupta, C Brodmerkel, M Curran, S Brix, D J Leeming, M A Karsdal
BACKGROUND: Decorin is one of the most abundant proteoglycans of the extracellular matrix and is mainly secreted and deposited in the interstitial matrix by fibroblasts where it plays an important role in collagen turnover and tissue homeostasis. Degradation of decorin might disturb normal tissue homeostasis contributing to extracellular matrix remodeling diseases. Here, we present the development and validation of a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) quantifying a specific fragment of degraded decorin, which has potential as a novel non-invasive serum biomarker for fibrotic lung disorders...
August 9, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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