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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218782/tumor-suppressive-role-of-kruppel-like-factor-4-klf-4-in-colorectal-cancer
#1
D H Xiu, Y Chen, L Liu, H S Yang, G F Liu
Kruppel-like factors (KLFs) are a group of transcriptional regulators that have recently been identified to exhibit tumor-suppressive function against various gastrointestinal cancers. The present study aims to investigate the expression patterns and prognostic value of KLF-4 in colorectal cancers (CRCs). KLF-4 levels in CRC tissues were examined via immunohistochemistry analysis, real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and western blotting. The chi-square test was performed to evaluate the correlation between KLF-4 expression and the clinicopathological characteristics...
February 16, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179999/cancer-stem-like-cells-can-be-induced-through-dedifferentiation-under-hypoxic-conditions-in-glioma-hepatoma-and-lung-cancer
#2
Pan Wang, Wen-Wu Wan, Shuang-Long Xiong, Hua Feng, Nan Wu
Traditional studies have shown that transcription factors, including SOX-2, OCT-4, KLF-4, Nanog and Lin-28A, contribute to the dedifferentiation and reprogramming process in normal tissues. Hypoxia is a physiological phenomenon that exists in tumors and promotes the expression of SOX-2, OCT-4, KLF-4, Nanog and Lin-28A. Therefore, an interesting question is whether hypoxia as a stimulating factor promotes the process of dedifferentiation and induces the formation of cancer stem-like cells. Studies have shown that OCT-4 and Nanog overexpression induced the formation of cancer stem cell-like cells through dedifferentiation and enhanced malignancy in lung adenocarcinoma, and reprogramming SOX-2 in pancreatic cancer cells also promoted the dedifferentiation process...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167653/orai1-activates-proliferation-of-lymphatic-endothelial-cells-in-response-to-laminar-flow-through-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factors-2-and-4
#3
Dongwon Choi, Eunkyung Park, Eunson Jung, Young Jin Seong, Mingu Hong, Sunju Lee, James Burford, Georgina Gyarmati, Janos Peti-Peterdi, Sonal Srikanth, Yousang Gwack, Chester J Koh, Evgenii Boriushkin, Anne Hamik, Alex K Wong, Young-Kwon Hong
RATIONALE: Lymphatic vessels function to drain interstitial fluid from a variety of tissues. Although shear stress generated by fluid flow is known to trigger lymphatic expansion and remodeling, the molecular basis underlying flow-induced lymphatic growth is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to gain a better understanding of the mechanism by which laminar shear stress activates lymphatic proliferation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Primary endothelial cells from dermal blood and lymphatic vessels (BECs and LECs) were exposed to low-rate steady laminar flow...
February 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130053/vascular-protective-effects-of-klf2-on-a%C3%AE-induced-toxicity-implications-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#4
Xuejun Fang, Xiaoli Zhong, Gang Yu, Si Shao, Qidong Yang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by excessive amounts of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, and cerebrovascular pathologies in AD are attracting increasingly more attention. Krüppel-like factor (KLF) 2, a transcription regulator expressed in the mouse embryonic vasculature and involved in the regulation of vascular gene expression, serves as a protective factor in endothelial cells. However, whether KLF2 is involved in neurodegenerative disease, and especially in AD, remains unknown...
January 24, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111439/ascorbic-acid-increases-demethylation-in-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos-of-the-pig-sus-scrofa
#5
Minghui Zhao, Tai-Young Hur, Jingu No, Yoonseok Nam, Hyeunkyu Kim, Gi-Sun Im, Seunghoon Lee
Objective: Investigated the effect and mechanism of ascorbic acid on the development of porcine embryos produced by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Methods: Porcine embryos were produced by SCNT and cultured in the presence or absence of ascorbic acid. TET3 in oocytes was knocked down by siRNA injection. After ascorbic acid treatment, reprogramming genes were analyzed by realtime RT-PCR. Furthermore, relative 5mC and 5hmC content in pronuclear were detected by realtime PCR...
January 13, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103575/piwil2-transfected-human-fibroblasts-are-cancer-stem-cell-like-and-genetically-unstable
#6
Deying Zhang, Xin Wu, Xing Liu, Chunhong Cai, Guangping Zeng, Jan Rohozinski, Yuanyuan Zhang, Guanghui Wei, Dawei He
Uncontrolled cell proliferation and inhibition of apoptosis are considered to be vital for cancer initiation, maintenance, infiltration, metastasis and recurrence after anti-cancer therapy. Here we report the generation of a novel cell line by reprogramming child foreskin fibroblast with the full length apoptosis inhibitor gene PIWIL2. The fibroblasts transfected with PIWIL2 expressed the stem cell markers OCT-4, NANOG, SOX-2, KLF-4 and C-MYC; endoderm marker AFP and GATA6; mesoderm markers ACTA2 and BRACHYURY; and ectoderm markers NESTIN and TUBB3...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066139/regulation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-phenotype-by-cross-regulation-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factors
#7
Jung Min Ha, Sung Ji Yun, Seo Yeon Jin, Hye Sun Lee, Sun Ja Kim, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Sun Sik Bae
Regulation of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotype plays an essential role in many cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we provide evidence that krüppel-like factor 8 (KLF8) is essential for tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα)-induced phenotypic conversion of VSMC obtained from thoracic aorta from 4-week-old SD rats. Stimulation of the contractile phenotype of VSMCs with TNFα significantly reduced the VSMC marker gene expression and KLF8. The gene expression of KLF8 was blocked by TNFα stimulation in an ERK-dependent manner...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053695/study-on-hydroxyurea-response-in-hemoglobinopathies-patients-using-genetic-markers-and-liquid-erythroid-cultures
#8
Serena Sclafani, Alice Pecoraro, Veronica Agrigento, Antonio Troia, Rosario Di Maggio, Massimiliano Sacco, Aurelio Maggio, Elena D'Alcamo, Rosalba Di Marzo
Increased expression of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) may ameliorate the clinical course of hemoglobinopathies. Hydroxyurea (HU) is the only inducer approved for the treatment of these diseases able to stimulate HbF production but patients' response is highly variable indicating the utility of the identification of pharmacogenomic biomarkers in order to predict pharmacological treatment efficacy. To date few studies to evaluate the role of genetic determinants in HU response have been conducted showing contradictory results...
November 2, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032601/characterization-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-transcription-factor-klf-gene-family-in-tree-shrews-tupaia-belangeri-chinensis
#9
Ming Shao, Guang-Zhe Ge, Wen-Jing Liu, Ji Xiao, Hou-Jun Xia, Yu Fan, Feng Zhao, Bao-Li He, Ceshi Chen
Krüppel-like factors (KLFs) are a family of zinc finger transcription factors regulating embryonic development and diseases. The phylogenetics of KLFs has not been studied in tree shrews, an animal lineage with a closer relationship to primates than rodents. Here, we identified 17 KLFs from Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis). KLF proteins are highly conserved among humans, monkeys, rats, mice and tree shrews compared to zebrafish and chickens. The CtBP binding site, Sin3A binding site and nuclear localization signals are largely conserved between tree shrews and human beings...
December 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018142/the-role-of-the-ubiquitously-expressed-transcription-factor-sp1-in-tissue-specific-transcriptional-regulation-and-in-disease
#10
REVIEW
Leigh O'Connor, Jane Gilmour, Constanze Bonifer
Sp1 belongs to the 26 member strong Sp/KLF family of transcription factors. It is a paradigm for a ubiquitously expressed transcription factor and is involved in regulating the expression of genes associated with a wide range of cellular processes in mammalian cells. Sp1 can interact with a range of proteins, including other transcription factors, members of the transcription initiation complex and epigenetic regulators, enabling tight regulation of its target genes. In this review, we discuss the mechanisms involved in Sp1-mediated transcriptional regulation, as well as how a ubiquitous transcription factor can be involved in establishing a tissue-specific pattern of gene expression and mechanisms by which its activity may be regulated...
December 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992530/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-rosiglitazone-in-obesity-impaired-wound-healing-depend-on-adipocyte-differentiation
#11
Anna Siebert, Itamar Goren, Josef Pfeilschifter, Stefan Frank
Combined diabetes-obesity syndromes severely impair regeneration of acute skin wounds in mouse models. This study assessed the contribution of subcutaneous adipose tissue to exacerbated wound inflammatory conditions. Genetically obese (ob/ob) mice showed an increased expression of positive transcriptional effectors of adipocyte differentiation such as Krüppel-like factor (KLF)-5 and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ and an associated expression of leptin and fatty acid-binding protein (FABP)-4, but also CXCL2 in isolated subcutaneous fat...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966782/impact-of-cryopreservation-on-caprine-fetal-adnexa-derived-stem-cells-and-its-evaluation-for-growth-kinetics-phenotypic-characterization-and-wound-healing-potential-in-xenogenic-rat-model
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Anjali Somal, Irfan A Bhat, Indu Baiju, Anuj Pratap Singh, Bibhudatta S K Panda, Perumal Arumugam Desingu, Sriti Pandey, Mukesh Kumar Bharti, Amar Pal, G Saikumar, Vikash Chandra, G Taru Sharma
This study was conducted to know the impact of cryopreservation on caprine fetal adnexa derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on the basic stem cell characteristics. Gravid caprine uteri (2-3 months) were collected from local abattoir to derive {amniotic fluid (cAF), amniotic sac (cAS), Wharton's jelly (cWJ) and cord blood (cCB)} MSCs and expanded in vitro. Cells were vitrified at 3(rd) passage (P3) using 10% DMSO. Post thaw viability and cellular properties were assessed. Cells were expanded to determine growth kinetics, tri-lineage differentiation, localization and molecular expression of MSCs and pluripotency markers; thereafter, these cells were transplanted in the full-thickness (2 × 2cm(2) ) rat skin wound to determine their wound healing potential...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933060/regulators-of-tfh-cell-differentiation
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REVIEW
Gajendra M Jogdand, Suchitra Mohanty, Satish Devadas
The follicular helper T (Tfh) cells help is critical for activation of B cells, antibody class switching, and germinal center (GC) formation. The Tfh cells are characterized by the expression of CXC chemokine receptor 5 (CXCR5), ICOS, programed death 1 (PD-1), B cell lymphoma 6 (BCL-6), and IL-21. They are involved in clearing infections and are adversely linked with autoimmune diseases and also have a role in viral replication as well as clearance. On the one hand, Tfh cells are generated from naive CD4(+) T cells with sequential steps involving cytokine signaling (IL-21, IL-6, IL-12, activin A), migration, and positioning in the GC by CXCR5, surface receptors (ICOS/ICOSL, signaling lymphocyte activation molecule-associated protein/signaling lymphocyte activation molecule) as well as transcription factor (BCL-6, c-Maf, and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3) signaling and repressor miR155...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852611/the-critical-role-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factors-in-kidney-disease
#14
Sandeep K Mallipattu, Chelsea C Estrada, John Cijiang He
Krüppel-like factors (KLFs) are a family of zinc-finger transcription factors critical to mammalian embryonic development, regeneration, and human disease. There is emerging evidence that KLFs play a vital role in key physiological processes in the kidney, ranging from maintenance of glomerular filtration barrier to tubulointerstitial inflammation to progression of kidney fibrosis. Seventeen members of the KLF family have been identified, and several have been well characterized in the kidney. Although they may share some overlap in their downstream targets, their structure and function remain distinct...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848055/knockdown-of-klf11-attenuates-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-via-jak2-stat3-signaling-in-h9c2
#15
Yang Li, Xiaojing Shi, Jian Li, Minghui Zhang, Bo Yu
KLF11 is a Krüppel-like factor (KLF) family member, which plays a central role in cardiac hypertrophy and cerebrovascular protection during ischemic insults. However, the roles of KLF11 in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury of rat cardiomyocytes H9c2 have not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of KLF11 on H/R injury and investigate the molecular mechanisms involved. Here, we found that KLF11 was increased following H/R and reached the highest level with 24 h hypoxia followed by 12 h reoxygenation...
November 15, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845069/mechanism-of-corilagin-interference-with-il-13-stat6-signaling-pathways-in-hepatic-alternative-activation-macrophages-in-schistosomiasis-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-mouse-model
#16
Peng Du, Qian Ma, Zhi-De Zhu, Gang Li, Yao Wang, Quan-Qiang Li, Yun-Fei Chen, Zhen-Zhong Shang, Juan Zhang, Lei Zhao
This study tried to find the mechanism of Corilagin interference with interleukin (IL)-13/signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 6 signaling pathways in IL-13-activated liver alternative activation macrophages in schistosomiasis-induced liver fibrosis in Balb/c mice. As a result, IL-13 in serum and the mRNA expression of IL-13 Receptor α1, IL-4 Receptor α and downstream mediators supressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS) 1, Kruppel-like factor (KLF) 4, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) δ in the liver tissue were significantly inhibited by Corilagin (P<0...
December 15, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826105/klf7-transfected-schwann-cell-graft-transplantation-promotes-sciatic-nerve-regeneration
#17
Ying Wang, Wen-Yuan Li, Hua Jia, Feng-Guo Zhai, Wen-Rui Qu, Yong-Xia Cheng, Yan-Cui Liu, Ling-Xiao Deng, Su-Fen Guo, Zai-Shun Jin
Our former study demonstrated that Krüppel-like Factor 7 (KLF7) is a transcription factor that stimulates axonal regeneration after peripheral nerve injury. Currently, we used a gene therapy approach to overexpress KLF7 in Schwann cells (SCs) and assessed whether KLF7-transfected SCs graft could promote sciatic nerve regeneration. SCs were transfected by adeno-associated virus 2 (AAV2)-KLF7 in vitro. Mice were allografted by an acellular nerve (ANA) with either an injection of DMEM (ANA group), SCs (ANA+SCs group) or AAV2-KLF7-transfected SCs (ANA+KLF7-SCs group) to assess repair of a sciatic nerve gap...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822342/characterization-and-genetic-manipulation-of-primed-stem-cells-into-a-functional-na%C3%A3-ve-state-with-esrrb
#18
Ricardo Antonio Rossello, Andreas Pfenning, Jason T Howard, Ute Hochgeschwender
AIM: To identify differences between primed mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and fully functional naive ESCs; to manipulate primed cells into a naive state. METHODS: We have cultured 3 lines of cells from different mouse strains that have been shown to be naive or primed as determined by generating germline-transmitting chimeras. Cells were put through a battery of tests to measure the different features. RNA from cells was analyzed using microarrays, to determine a priority list of the differentially expressed genes...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739345/rosuvastatin-inhibits-interleukin-il-8-and-il-6-production-in-human-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells-stimulated-with-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-serotype-b
#19
Diego F Gualtero, Sergio M Viafara-Garcia, Sandra J Morantes, Diana M Buitrago, Octavio A Gonzalez, Gloria I Lafaurie
BACKGROUND: Rosuvastatin exhibits anti-inflammatory effects and reduces periodontal diseases and atherosclerosis; however, its role in regulating periodontopathogen-induced endothelial proinflammatory responses remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to determine whether rosuvastatin can reduce the proinflammatory response induced by Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs). METHODS: HCAECs were stimulated with purified Aa serotype b lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (Aa-LPS), heat-killed (HK) bacteria (Aa-HK), or live bacteria...
February 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738243/autotaxin-mediated-lipid-signaling-intersects-with-lif-and-bmp-signaling-to-promote-the-naive-pluripotency-transcription-factor-program
#20
Cody Kime, Masayo Sakaki-Yumoto, Leeanne Goodrich, Yohei Hayashi, Salma Sami, Rik Derynck, Michio Asahi, Barbara Panning, Shinya Yamanaka, Kiichiro Tomoda
Developmental signaling molecules are used for cell fate determination, and understanding how their combinatorial effects produce the variety of cell types in multicellular organisms is a key problem in biology. Here, we demonstrate that the combination of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4), lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), and ascorbic acid (AA) efficiently converts mouse primed pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) into naive PSCs. Signaling by the lipid LPA through its receptor LPAR1 and downstream effector Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) cooperated with LIF signaling to promote this conversion...
November 1, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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