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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919584/reduced-ifn-%C3%AE-production-in-chronic-brucellosis-patients
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Ehsanollah Ghaznavi Rad, Khadijeh Khosravi, Nader Zarinfar, Ghasem Mosayebi
BACKGROUND: Brucella is a well-known intracellular bacterium entailing acute and chronic illnesses in humans and domestic animals. The infection chronicity may be affected by the cell-mediated immunity and cytokine patterns. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the patterns of T-helper cytokines in patients suffering from chronic and acute brucellosis. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 22 individuals with acute brucellosis, 21 individuals with chronic brucellosis, and 21 healthy individuals with the same genetic background were recruited from October 2015 to April 2016...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918914/analysis-of-genomes-and-transcriptomes-of-hepatocellular-carcinomas-identifies-mutations-and-gene-expression-changes-in-the-transforming-growth-factor-beta-pathway-short-title-prognostic-significance-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signature-in-liver-cancer
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Jian Chen, Sobia Zaidi, Shuyun Rao, Jiun-Sheng Chen, Liem Phan, Patrizia Farci, Xiaoping Su, Kirti Shetty, Jon White, Fausto Zamboni, Xifeng Wu, Asif Rashid, Nagarajan Pattabiraman, Raja Mazumder, Anelia Horvath, Ray-Chang Wu, Shulin Li, Cuiying Xiao, Chu-Xia Deng, David A Wheeler, Bibhuti Mishra, Rehan Akbani, Lopa Mishra
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with alterations in the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) signaling pathway, which regulates liver inflammation and can have tumor suppressor or promoter activities. Little is known about the roles of specific members of this pathway at specific of HCC development. We took an integrated approach to identify and validate the effects of changes in this pathway in HCC and identify therapeutic targets. METHODS: We performed transcriptome analyses for a total of 488 HCCs that include data from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
September 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918612/increase-concentration-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-in-breast-milk-of-mothers-with-psychological-disorders
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Mamak Shariat, Nasrin Abedinia, Nima Rezaei, Nahid Farrokhzad
Several studies have shown an imbalance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines in depression and anxiety disorders. However, less attention has been paid to the role of cytokines in psychological disorder in mothers who breastfeed. This study looks at whether concentration levels of TGF-β2 are altered in anxious and depressive breastfeeding mothers. This study checked the concentration level of TGF-B2 in relation with psychological symptoms on 110 breastfeeding mothers; based on random sampling method with using of Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and Spielberger Stress Scale (STAI) in 2015 also TGF-β2 was measured in breast milk using ELISA...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918533/the-associations-between-dietary-patterns-and-bone-health-according-to-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-t869%C3%A2-c-polymorphism-in-postmenopausal-iranian-women
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Sajjad Moradi, Leila Khorrami-Nezhad, Sima Ali-Akbar, Fatemeh Zare, Tanaz Alipour, Azadeh Dehghani Kari Bozorg, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Zhila Maghbooli, Khadijeh Mirzaei
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have shown that dietary variants and genetic variants play a decisive role in the risk of developing osteoporosis. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to examine associations between dietary pattern and bone health, according to the TGF-β1 T869→C polymorphism, in postmenopausal Iranian women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 264 postmenopausal women aged from 46 to 78 years were examined. Body composition was measured by a body composition analyzer and physical activity by the short-form physical activity questionnaire...
September 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916975/flaxseed-oil-supplementation-improve-gene-expression-levels-of-ppar-%C3%AE-lp-a-il-1-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Ali Akbar Hashemzadeh, Nikoo Nasoohi, Fariba Raygan, Esmat Aghadavod, Elmira Akbari, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Zatollah Asemi
This study was carried out to determine the effects of flaxseed oil administration on gene expression levels related to insulin, lipid and inflammation in overweight diabetic patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 60 diabetic patients with CHD. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups to intake either 1000 mg n-3 fatty acid from flaxseed oil containing 400 mg α-Linolenic acid [ALA (18:3n-3)] (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) twice a day for 12 weeks...
September 15, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913840/loss-of-regulatory-characteristics-in-cd4-cd25-hi-t-cells-induced-by-impaired-transforming-growth-factor-beta-secretion-in-pneumoconiosis
#6
Lu-Qin Bian, Ling Mao, Ying Bi, Shao-Wei Zhou, Zi-Dan Chen, Jun Wen, Jin Shi, Ling Wang
Pneumoconiosis is caused by the accumulation of airborne dust in the lung, which stimulates a progressive inflammatory response that ultimately results in lung fibrosis and respiratory failure. It is possible that regulatory cells in the immune system could function to suppress inflammation and possibly slow or reverse disease progression. However, results in this study suggest that in pneumoconiosis patients, the regulatory T cells (Tregs) and B cells are functionally impaired. First, we found that pneumoconiosis patients presented an upregulation of CD4(+) CD25(+) T cells compared to controls, whereas the CD4(+) CD25(+) and CD4(+) CD25(hi) T cells were enriched with Th1- and Th17-like cells but not Foxp3-expressing Treg cells and evidenced by significantly higher T-bet, interferon (IFN)-γ, and interleukin (IL)-17 expression but lower Foxp3 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β expression...
September 15, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913356/expression-profiling-of-cellular-microrna-in-asymptomatic-hbsag-carriers-and-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Xianliang Hou, Yan Liang, Jianing Chen, Yingfeng Wei, Ping Zeng, Lin Wang, Chong Lu, Hongyan Diao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may serve as potential molecular markers to predict liver injury resulting from chronic hepatitis B (CHB). In the present study, we want to study the expression profile and clinical significance of miRNAs at different stages of CHB virus infection. METHODS: Using miRNA microarray, we investigated the global expression profiles of cellular miRNA in asymptomatic hepatitis B antigen carriers (ASCs) and CHB patients, compared with healthy controls (HCs)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912269/glycoprotein-a-repetitions-predominant-garp-positively-regulates-transforming-growth-factor-tgf-%C3%AE-3-and-is-essential-for-mouse-palatogenesis
#8
Bill X Wu, Anqi Li, Liming Lei, Satoshi Kaneko, Caroline Wallace, Xue Li, Zihai Li
Glycoprotein A repetitions predominant (GARP) (encoded by the Lrrc32 gene) plays important roles in cell-surface docking and activation of TGF-beta. However, GARP role in organ development in mammalian system is unclear. To determine the function of GARP in vivo, we generated a GARP-KO mouse model. Unexpectedly, the GARP-KO mice died within 24 hours after birth and exhibited defective palatogenesis without apparent abnormalities in other major organs. Furthermore, we observed decreased apoptosis and SMAD2 phosphorylation in the medial edge epithelial (MEE) cells of the palatal shelf of GARP-KO embryos at day 14...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910321/identification-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-regulated-micrornas-and-the-microrna-targetomes-in-primary-lung-fibroblasts
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Jennie Ong, Wim Timens, Vijay Rajendran, Arjan Algra, Avrum Spira, Marc E Lenburg, Joshua D Campbell, Maarten van den Berge, Dirkje S Postma, Anke van den Berg, Joost Kluiver, Corry-Anke Brandsma
BACKGROUND: Lung fibroblasts are involved in extracellular matrix homeostasis, which is mainly regulated by transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), and are therefore crucial in lung tissue repair and remodeling. Abnormal repair and remodeling has been observed in lung diseases like COPD. As miRNA levels can be influenced by TGF-β, we hypothesized that TGF-β influences miRNA expression in lung fibroblasts, thereby affecting their function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated TGF-β1-induced miRNA expression changes in 9 control primary parenchymal lung fibroblasts using miRNA arrays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903471/the-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-in-the-pathophysiology-of-peritoneal-endometriosis
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Vicky J Young, S F Ahmad, W Colin Duncan, Andrew W Horne
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is estimated to affect 6-10% of women of reproductive age and it is associated with chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhoea and subfertility. It is currently managed surgically or medically but symptoms recur in up to 75% of cases and available medical treatments have undesirable side effects. Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus with lesions typically found on the peritoneum. The aetiology of endometriosis is uncertain but there is increasing evidence that transforming growth factor (TGF)-β plays a major role...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899816/enzyme-crosslinked-gene-activated-matrix-for-the-induction-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-osteochondral-tissue-regeneration
#11
Yi-Hsuan Lee, Hsi-Chin Wu, Chia-Wei Yeh, Chen-Hsiang Kuan, Han-Tsung Liao, Horng-Chaung Hsu, Jui-Che Tsai, Jui-Sheng Sun, Tzu-Wei Wang
The development of osteochondral tissue engineering is an important issue for the treatment of traumatic injury or aging associated joint disease. However, the different compositions and mechanical properties of cartilage and subchondral bone show the complexity of this tissue interface, making it challenging for the design and fabrication of osteochondral graft substitute. In this study, a bilayer scaffold is developed to promote the regeneration of osteochondral tissue within a single integrated construct...
September 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889351/multidimensional-phenotyping-of-breast-cancer-cell-lines-to-guide-preclinical-research
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Jodi M Saunus, Chanel E Smart, Jamie R Kutasovic, Rebecca L Johnston, Priyakshi Kalita-de Croft, Mariska Miranda, Esdy N Rozali, Ana Cristina Vargas, Lynne E Reid, Eva Lorsy, Sibylle Cocciardi, Tatjana Seidens, Amy E McCart Reed, Andrew J Dalley, Leesa F Wockner, Julie Johnson, Debina Sarkar, Marjan E Askarian-Amiri, Peter T Simpson, Kum Kum Khanna, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Fares Al-Ejeh, Sunil R Lakhani
PURPOSE: Cell lines are extremely useful tools in breast cancer research. Their key benefits include a high degree of control over experimental variables and reproducibility. However, the advantages must be balanced against the limitations of modelling such a complex disease in vitro. Informed selection of cell line(s) for a given experiment now requires essential knowledge about molecular and phenotypic context in the culture dish. METHODS: We performed multidimensional profiling of 36 widely used breast cancer cell lines that were cultured under standardised conditions...
September 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888087/modulation-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-follistatin-signaling-and-white-adipose-browning-therapeutic-implications-for-obesity-related-disorders
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Shehla Pervin, Vineeta Singh, Alexandria Tucker, Javier Collazo, Rajan Singh
Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of diabetes, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and other related metabolic conditions. Obesity develops from perturbations in overall cellular bioenergetics when energy intake chronically exceeds total energy expenditure. Lifestyle interventions based on reducing total energy uptake and increasing activities including exercise have proved ineffective in the prevention and treatment of obesity because of poor adherence to such interventions for an extended period of time...
September 9, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881597/tgfbeta-and-mirna-regulation-in-familial-and-sporadic-breast-cancer
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Katia Danza, Simona De Summa, Rosamaria Pinto, Brunella Pilato, Orazio Palumbo, Massimo Carella, Ondina Popescu, Maria Digennaro, Rosanna Lacalamita, Stefania Tommasi
The term 'BRCAness' was introduced to identify sporadic malignant tumors sharing characteristics similar to those germline BRCA-related. Among all mechanisms attributable to BRCA1 expression silencing, a major role has been assigned to microRNAs. MicroRNAs role in familial and sporadic breast cancer has been explored but few data are available about microRNAs involvement in homologous recombination repair control in these breast cancer subgroups. Our aim was to seek microRNAs associated to pathways underlying DNA repair dysfunction in breast cancer according to a family history of the disease...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879772/brain-membrane-proteome-and-phosphoproteome-reveal-molecular-basis-associating-with-nursing-and-foraging-behaviors-of-honeybee-workers
#15
Bin Han, Yu Fang, Mao Feng, Han Hu, Yue Hao, Chuan Ma, Xinmei Huo, Lifeng Meng, Xufeng Zhang, Fan Wu, Jianke Li
The brain is a vital organ in regulating complex social behaviors of honeybees including learning and memory. Knowledge of how brain membrane proteins and their phosphorylation underlie the age-related behavioral polyethism is still lacking. A hitherto age-resolved brain membrane proteome and phosphoproteome were reported in adult worker bees from two strains of honeybee (Apis mellifera ligustica): Italian bee (ITB) and Royal Jelly bee (RJB), a line selected from ITB for increased RJ outputs over 4 decades...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875468/multifunctional-jnk-inhibiting-nanotherapeutics-for-augmented-elastic-matrix-regenerative-repair-in-aortic-aneurysms
#16
Andrew Camardo, Dhruv Seshadri, Tom Broekelmann, Robert Mecham, Anand Ramamurthi
Growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), localized aortal wall expansions, is driven by the disruption and subsequent loss of aortal wall elastic fibers by matrix metalloproteases (MMPs). Since elastic fibers do not naturally regenerate or repair, arresting/reversing AAA growth has not been possible. Previously, we showed utility of doxycycline (DOX), an MMP inhibitor drug, to stimulate elastic matrix neoassembly and crosslinking at low microgram per milliliter doses in addition to inhibiting MMPs. We currently show in aneurysmal smooth muscle cell (SMC) cultures that effects of exogenous DOX in this dose range are linked to its upregulation of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β1) via its inhibition of the regulatory protein c-Jun-N-terminal kinase 2 (JNK 2)...
September 5, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870615/luspatercept-for-the-treatment-of-anaemia-in-patients-with-lower-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-pace-mds-a-multicentre-open-label-phase-2-dose-finding-study-with-long-term-extension-study
#17
Uwe Platzbecker, Ulrich Germing, Katharina S Götze, Philipp Kiewe, Karin Mayer, Jörg Chromik, Markus Radsak, Thomas Wolff, Xiaosha Zhang, Abderrahmane Laadem, Matthew L Sherman, Kenneth M Attie, Aristoteles Giagounidis
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes are characterised by ineffective erythropoiesis. Luspatercept (ACE-536) is a novel fusion protein that blocks transforming growth factor beta (TGF β) superfamily inhibitors of erythropoiesis, giving rise to a promising new investigative therapy. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of luspatercept in patients with anaemia due to lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. METHODS: In this phase 2, multicentre, open-label, dose-finding study (PACE-MDS), with long-term extension, eligible patients were aged 18 years or older, had International Prognostic Scoring System-defined low or intermediate 1 risk myelodysplastic syndromes or non-proliferative chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (white blood cell count <13 000/μL), and had anaemia with or without red blood cell transfusion support...
September 1, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870505/tgf-%C3%AE-1-affects-cell-cell-adhesion-in-the-heart-in-an-ncam1-dependent-mechanism
#18
Maegen A Ackermann, Jennifer M Petrosino, Heather R Manring, Patrick Wright, Vikram Shettigar, Ahmet Kilic, Paul M L Janssen, Mark T Ziolo, Federica Accornero
The contractile property of the myocardium is maintained by cell-cell junctions enabling cardiomyocytes to work as a syncytium. Alterations in cell-cell junctions are observed in heart failure, a disease characterized by the activation of Transforming Growth Factor beta 1 (TGFβ1). While TGFβ1 has been implicated in diverse biologic responses, its molecular function in controlling cell-cell adhesion in the heart has never been investigated. Cardiac-specific transgenic mice expressing active TGFβ1 were generated to model the observed increase in activity in the failing heart...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870168/dual-rna-seq-reveals-no-plastic-transcriptional-response-of-the-coccidian-parasite-eimeria-falciformis-to-host-immune-defenses
#19
Totta Ehret, Simone Spork, Christoph Dieterich, Richard Lucius, Emanuel Heitlinger
BACKGROUND: Parasites can either respond to differences in immune defenses that exist between individual hosts plastically or, alternatively, follow a genetically canalized ("hard wired") program of infection. Assuming that large-scale functional plasticity would be discernible in the parasite transcriptome we have performed a dual RNA-seq study of the lifecycle of Eimeria falciformis using infected mice with different immune status as models for coccidian infections. RESULTS: We compared parasite and host transcriptomes (dual transcriptome) between naïve and challenge infected mice, as well as between immune competent and immune deficient ones...
September 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866816/distinctively-expressed-cytokines-by-three-different-inflammation-cells-and-their-interaction-with-keratinocytes-in-wound-healing
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Jingwen Wang, Xusheng Wang, Haiyan Chen, Jianjun Liu, Edward E Tredget, Yaojiong Wu
Inflammatory cells exert crucial influence on wound healing, while exploration is still desired to get further insight into the key factors that promote the process. In the present study, we performed comparative microarray data analysis of the three types of inflammatory cells isolated from skin wounds and focused on differentially expressed secreted factors. Gene Ontology enrichment and receptor analysis indicated that 11 genes of secreted factors in Ly6C(+) inflammatory macrophages and 27 genes of secreted factors in neutrophils exhibited higher (≥ 5-fold) expression, and all these factors were considered as candidates with potentially important role in keratinocyte activation...
September 2, 2017: Inflammation
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