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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929492/potent-antitumor-effect-of-tumor-microenvironment-targeted-oncolytic-adenovirus-against-desmoplastic-pancreatic-cancer
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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
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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
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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
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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 4, 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
#8
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
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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...
August 1, 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
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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
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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 TFEB, a master transcription factor of lysosomal biogenesis, for decorin-evoked endothelial cell autophagy...
August 10, 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789706/small-leucine-rich-proteoglycans-slrps-in-the-endometrium-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-women-a-pilot-study
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Ricardo Santos Simões, José Maria Soares-Jr, Manuel J Simões, Helena B Nader, Maria Cândida P Baracat, Gustavo Arantes R Maciel, Paulo C Serafini, Ricardo Azziz, Edmund C Baracat
BACKGROUND: Small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs) play an important role in tissue homeostasis and cell proliferation since these proteoglycans sequester multiple growth factors. However, the content of SLRPs in the endometrium of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) women is unknown. Our purpose was to test the hypothesis that excessive endometrial proliferation in PCOS may be partly related to abnormalities in SLRPs. METHODS: In a cross section study a total of 20 endometrial samples were collected from 10 patients with PCOS and 10 ovulatory women during their proliferative (pre-ovulatory) phase...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759311/biglycan-and-decorin-expression-and-distribution-in-palatal-adhesion
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I Ibrahim, M J Serrano, L B Ruest, K K H Svoboda
Previous studies demonstrated that chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) on apical surfaces of palatal medial edge epithelial (MEE) cells were necessary for palatal adhesion. In this study, we identified 2 proteoglycans, biglycan and decorin, that were expressed in the palatal shelves prior to adhesion. In addition, we established that these proteoglycans were dependent on transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling. Laser capture microdissection was used to collect selected palatal epithelial cells from embryonic mouse embryos at various palate development stages...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735615/new-mechanisms-of-ecm-production%C3%A2-during-wound-healing-%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-role-for%C3%A2-parathyroid-hormone-2-receptor%C3%A2-signaling
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Traci A Wilgus
Extracellular matrix deposition is required for wound healing. Studies by Sato et al. reveal a role for parathyroid hormone 2 receptor (PTH2R) in extracellular matrix production in wounds. Deficiencies in PTH2R or its ligand tuberoinfundibular peptide of 39 residues (TIP39) delayed repair, and TIP39 treatment accelerated healing. TIP39-PTH2R signaling induced decorin expression, which may explain the beneficial effects of PTH2R signaling on healing. These studies identify a novel role for PTH2R signaling in extracellular matrix production...
August 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727221/scar-formation-following-excisional-and-burn-injuries-in-a-red-duroc-pig-model
#16
Britani N Blackstone, Jayne Y Kim, Kevin L McFarland, Chandan K Sen, Dorothy M Supp, J Kevin Bailey, Heather M Powell
Scar research is challenging because rodents do not naturally form excessive scars, and burn depth, size, and location cannot be controlled in human longitudinal studies. The female, red Duroc pig model has been shown to form robust scars with biological and anatomical similarities to human hypertrophic scars. To more closely mimic the mode of injury, recreate the complex chemical milieu of the burn wound environment and enhance scar development, an animal model of excessive burn-induced scarring was developed and compared with the more commonly used model, which involves excisional wounds created via dermatome...
July 20, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697880/comparison-of-autologous-bone-marrow-and-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-platelet-rich-plasma-for-treating-surgically-induced-lesions-of-the-equine-superficial-digital-flexor-tendon
#17
A Romero, L Barrachina, B Ranera, A R Remacha, B Moreno, I de Blas, A Sanz, F J Vázquez, A Vitoria, C Junquera, P Zaragoza, C Rodellar
Several therapies have been investigated for equine tendinopathies, but satisfactory long term results have not been achieved consistently and a better understanding of the healing mechanism elicited by regenerative therapies is needed. The aim of this study was to assess the separate effects of autologous bone marrow (BM) and adipose tissue (AT) derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and platelet rich plasma (PRP), for treating lesions induced in the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) of horses. Lesions were created surgically in both SDFTs of the forelimbs of 12 horses and were treated with BM-MSCs (six tendons), AT-MSCs (six tendons) or PRP (six tendons)...
June 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692113/analysing-the-bioactive-makeup-of-demineralised-dentine-matrix-on-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-enhanced-bone-repair
#18
S J Avery, L Sadaghiani, A J Sloan, R J Waddington
Dentine matrix has proposed roles for directing mineralised tissue repair in dentine and bone; however, the range of bioactive components in dentine and specific biological effects on bone-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in humans are less well understood. The aims of this study were to further elucidate the biological response of MSCs to demineralised dentine matrix (DDM) in enhancing wound repair responses and ascertain key contributing components. Dentine was obtained from human teeth and DDM proteins solubilised with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)...
July 10, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658958/collagen-affinity-coating-for-surface-binding-of-decorin-and-other-biomolecules-surface-characterization
#19
Marisa L Sylvester, Buddy D Ratner
The development of biomaterials that promote tissue reconstruction and regeneration can reduce the low level, chronic inflammation and encapsulation that impact the performance of today's medical devices. Specifically, in the case of implantable sensors, the host response often leads to poor device performance that discourages permanent implantation. Our goal is to present on medical implants bioactive molecules that can promote healing rather than scarring. Localized delivery of these molecules would also minimize the possibility of adverse tissue reactions elsewhere in the body...
June 28, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654594/comparison-of-steroid-and-botulinum-toxin-type-a-monotherapy-with-combination-therapy-for-treating-human-hypertrophic-scars-in-an-animal-model
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Hung-Chang Chen, Cheng-I Yen, Shih-Yi Yang, Cheng-Jen Chang, Jui-Yung Yang, Shu-Yin Chang, Shiow-Shuh Chuang, Yen-Chang Hsiao
BACKGROUND: The authors evaluated the efficacy of a combined regimen of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) and a steroid (triamcinolone acetonide) for treating hypertrophic scars in comparison with the treatment with each drug alone. METHODS: Twenty excised human hypertrophic scar fragments obtained from surgically treated burn patients were divided into four groups: negative control (group A), triamcinolone alone (group B), Botox alone (group C), and a combination of triamcinolone and Botox (group D)...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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