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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923246/klf15-regulates-in-vitro-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-targeting-sox9
#1
Zhuoyue Song, Xiaolei Lian, Yang Wang, Yong Xiang, Guangheng Li
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal cells residing in the bone marrow. MSCs have the potential to differentiate into adipocytes, chondrocytes, and other types of cells. However, the mechanism underlying MSC differentiation is still not fully understood. Here we aimed to investigate the function of the Kruppel-like factor (KLF) transcriptional factor family in regulating chondrogenic differentiation from human MSCs. Among the KLF family members, KLF15 was activated during different models of chondrogenic differentiation in a time-dependent manner...
September 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916725/characterization-of-enhancers-and-the-role-of-the-transcription-factor-klf7-in-regulating-corneal-epithelial-differentiation
#2
Rachel Herndon Klein, William Hu, Ghaidaa Kashgari, Ziguang Lin, Tuyen Nguyen, Michael Doan, Bogi Andersen
During tissue development, transcription factors bind regulatory DNA regions called enhancers, often located at great distances from the genes they regulate, to control gene expression. The enhancer landscape during embryonic stem cell differentiation has been well characterized. By contrast, little is known about the shared and unique enhancer regulatory mechanisms in different ectodermally derived epithelial cells. Here, we use ChIP-seq to identify domains enriched for histone marks H3K4me3, H3K4me1, and H3K27ac, and define for the first time the super enhancers and typical enhancers active in primary human corneal epithelial cells...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901188/engineered-microvasculature-in-pdms-networks-using-endothelial-cells-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#3
Amogh Sivarapatna, Mahboobe Ghaedi, Yang Xiao, Edward Han, Binod Aryal, Jing Zhou, Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, Yibing Qyang, Karen K Hirschi, Laura E Niklason
In this study, we used a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-based platform for the generation of intact, perfusion-competent microvascular networks in vitro. COMSOL Multiphysics, a finite-element analysis and simulation software package, was used to obtain simulated velocity, pressure, and shear stress profiles. Transgene-free human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) were differentiated into partially arterialized endothelial cells (hiPSC-ECs) in 5 d under completely chemically defined conditions, using the small molecule glycogen synthase kinase 3β inhibitor CHIR99021 and were thoroughly characterized for functionality and arterial-like marker expression...
August 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869588/activation-of-pluripotent-genes-in-hepatic-progenitor-cells-in-the-transition-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-to-pre-malignant-lesions
#4
Gang Xu, Juan Ye, Xue-Jing Liu, Ning-Ping Zhang, Yi-Ming Zhao, Jia Fan, Xiu-Ping Liu, Jian Wu
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is considered as a precancerous condition. However, hepatic carcinogenesis from NASH is poorly understood. This study aims to investigate the activation of pluripotent genes (c-Myc, Oct-4, KLF-4, and Nanog) and morphogenic gene (Gli-1) in hepatic progenitor cells from patient specimens and in an animal model to determine the possibility of normal stem/progenitor cells becoming the origin of NASH-HCC. In this study, expression of pluripotent and morphogenic genes in human NASH-HCC tissues was significantly upregulated compared to adjacent non-tumor liver tissues...
September 4, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817673/the-plasmid-encoded-ipf-and-klf-fimbriae-display-different-expression-and-varying-roles-in-the-virulence-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-infantis-in-mouse-vs-avian-hosts
#5
Gili Aviv, Laura Elpers, Svetlana Mikhlin, Helit Cohen, Shaul Vitman Zilber, Guntram A Grassl, Galia Rahav, Michael Hensel, Ohad Gal-Mor
Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis is one of the prevalent Salmonella serovars worldwide. Different emergent clones of S. Infantis were shown to acquire the pESI virulence-resistance megaplasmid affecting its ecology and pathogenicity. Here, we studied two previously uncharacterized pESI-encoded chaperone-usher fimbriae, named Ipf and Klf. While Ipf homologs are rare and were found only in S. enterica subspecies diarizonae and subspecies VII, Klf is related to the known K88-Fae fimbria and klf clusters were identified in seven S...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810596/expression-of-kruppel-like-factor-8-and-ki67-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-prognosis
#6
Yifei Liu, Xiufang Yao, Qing Zhang, Li Qian, Jia Feng, Tingting Bian, Jianguo Zhang, Ye Tian
Kruppel-like factor 8 (KLF8) belongs to the KLF family and has various roles in the regulation of the cell cycle, proliferation and tumor genesis. KLF8 is overexpressed in gastric, ovarian, breast and renal cancer. Additionally, KLF8 may affect invasion and metastasis of tumors. However, whether KLF8 also acts as an ontogeny in lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to determine the association between KLF8 expression and various clinical and pathological parameters. Western blot assays and immune histochemistry analyses revealed that KLF8 level in LAC tissues was higher than that in the normal lung tissues and KLF8 expression was significantly associated with clinical variables (P<0...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794031/combinatorial-effects-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-transcription-factor-15-on-bovine-herpesvirus-1-transcription-and-productive-infection
#7
Fouad S El-Mayet, Laximan Sawant, Prasanth Thunuguntla, Clinton Jones
Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), an important bovine pathogen, establishes life-long latency in sensory neurons. Latently infected calves consistently reactivate from latency following a single intravenous injection of the synthetic corticosteroid dexamethasone. The immediate early transcription unit 1 (IEtu1) promoter, which drives bICP0 and bICP4 expression, is stimulated by dexamethasone because it contains two glucocorticoid receptor (GR) response elements (GREs). Several Krüppel-like transcription factors (KLF), including KLF15, are induced during reactivation from latency and they stimulate certain viral promoters and productive infection...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760770/transcriptional-mechanisms-that-control-expression-of-the-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-receptor-locus
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REVIEW
Rocio Rojo, Clare Pridans, David Langlais, David A Hume
The proliferation, differentiation, and survival of cells of the macrophage lineage depends upon signals from the macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF) receptor (CSF1R). CSF1R is expressed by embryonic macrophages and induced early in adult hematopoiesis, upon commitment of multipotent progenitors to the myeloid lineage. Transcriptional activation of CSF1R requires interaction between members of the E26 transformation-specific family of transcription factors (Ets) (notably PU.1), C/EBP, RUNX, AP-1/ATF, interferon regulatory factor (IRF), STAT, KLF, REL, FUS/TLS (fused in sarcoma/ranslocated in liposarcoma) families, and conserved regulatory elements within the mouse and human CSF1R locus...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716732/lysophosphatidic-acid-signaling-regulates-the-klf9-ppar%C3%AE-axis-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neurons
#9
Tamotsu Tsukahara, Shuhei Yamagishi, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Hisao Haniu
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a lipid signaling molecule that plays several significant roles in the nervous system during development and injury. In this study, we differentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into neurons as an in vitro model to examine the specific effects of LPA. We demonstrated that LPA activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ), a ligand-activated nuclear receptor, as well as its cognate receptor LPA1 on human iPSC-derived neurons to enhance proliferation and neurite outgrowth...
September 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641818/the-role-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-14-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
#10
REVIEW
Wei Xie, Liang Li, Xi-Long Zheng, Wei-Dong Yin, Chao-Ke Tang
The Krüppel-like factor (KLF) family, as the SP/XKLF transcription factors, plays important roles in regulating the expression of genes required for the proper execution of important biological and pathological processes. Recent studies have demonstrated that KLF14, a member of the KLF family, participates in the initiation and progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). From the molecular function aspect, this review focuses on the impact of KLF14-mediated regulation in major atherosclerosis-related diseases and pathological processes, such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, inflammation, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cell proliferation and differentiation...
June 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600522/direct-competition-between-dna-binding-factors-highlights-the-role-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-1-in-the-erythroid-megakaryocyte-switch
#11
Laura J Norton, Samantha Hallal, Elizabeth S Stout, Alister P W Funnell, Richard C M Pearson, Merlin Crossley, Kate G R Quinlan
The Krüppel-like factor (KLF) family of transcription factors play critical roles in haematopoiesis. KLF1, the founding member of the family, has been implicated in the control of both erythropoiesis and megakaryopoiesis. Here we describe a novel system using an artificial dominant negative isoform of KLF1 to investigate the role of KLF1 in the erythroid/megakaryocytic switch in vivo. We developed murine cell lines stably overexpressing a GST-KLF1 DNA binding domain fusion protein (GST-KLF1 DBD), as well as lines expressing GST only as a control...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595633/effects-of-mechanical-stimulation-on-the-reprogramming-of-somatic-cells-into-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#12
Young Mi Kim, Yun Gyeong Kang, So Hee Park, Myung-Kwan Han, Jae Ho Kim, Ji Won Shin, Jung-Woog Shin
BACKGROUND: Mechanical stimuli play important roles in the proliferation and differentiation of adult stem cells. However, few studies on their effects on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have been published. METHODS: Human dermal fibroblasts were seeded onto flexible membrane-bottom plates, and infected with retrovirus expressing the four reprogramming factors OCT4, SOX2, KLF, and c-MYC (OSKM). The cells were subjected to equiaxial stretching (3% or 8% for 2, 4, or 7 days) and seeded on feeder cells (STO)...
June 8, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583172/fluorescent-tagged-episomals-for-stoichiometric-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-reprogramming
#13
Christopher E Schmitt, Blanca M Morales, Ellen M H Schmitz, John S Hawkins, Carlos O Lizama, Joan P Zape, Edward C Hsiao, Ann C Zovein
BACKGROUND: Non-integrating episomal vectors have become an important tool for induced pluripotent stem cell reprogramming. The episomal vectors carrying the "Yamanaka reprogramming factors" (Oct4, Klf, Sox2, and L-Myc + Lin28) are critical tools for non-integrating reprogramming of cells to a pluripotent state. However, the reprogramming process remains highly stochastic, and is hampered by an inability to easily identify clones that carry the episomal vectors. METHODS: We modified the original set of vectors to express spectrally separable fluorescent proteins to allow for enrichment of transfected cells...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545072/effect-of-vitamin-d-on-endothelial-progenitor-cells-function
#14
Yoav Hammer, Alissa Soudry, Amos Levi, Yeela Talmor-Barkan, Dorit Leshem-Lev, Joel Singer, Ran Kornowski, Eli I Lev
BACKGROUND: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are a population of bone marrow-derived cells, which have an important role in the process of endothelialization and vascular repair following injury. Impairment of EPCs, which occurs in patients with diabetes, was shown to be related to endothelial dysfunction, coronary artery disease (CAD) and adverse clinical outcomes. Recent evidence has shown that calcitriol, the active hormone of vitamin D, has a favorable impact on the endothelium and cardiovascular system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463968/differential-microrna-expression-in-human-placentas-of-term-intra-uterine-growth-restriction-that-regulates-target-genes-mediating-angiogenesis-and-amino-acid-transport
#15
Shanthie Thamotharan, Alison Chu, Katie Kempf, Carla Janzen, Tristan Grogan, David A Elashoff, Sherin U Devaskar
Placental insufficiency leading to intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) demonstrates perturbed gene expression affecting placental angiogenesis and nutrient transfer from mother to fetus. To understand the post-transcriptional mechanisms underlying such placental gene expression changes, our objective was to identify key non-coding microRNAs that express biological function. To this end, we initially undertook microarrays targeting microRNAs in a small sub-set of placentas of appropriate (AGA) versus small for gestational age (SGA) weight infants, and observed up-regulation of 97 miRs and down-regulation of 44 miRs in SGA versus AGA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456933/genetic-deletion-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-11-aggravates-ischemic-brain-injury
#16
Xuelian Tang, Kai Liu, Milton H Hamblin, Yun Xu, Ke-Jie Yin
Krüppel-like factors (KLFs) belong to the zinc finger family of transcription factors, and their function in the CNS is largely unexplored. KLF11 is a member of the KLF family, and we have previously demonstrated that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma-mediated cerebral protection during ischemic insults needs recruitment of KLF11 as its critical coactivator. Here, we sought to determine the role of KLF11 itself in cerebrovascular function and the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. Transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was performed in KLF11 knockout and wild-type control mice, and brain infarction was analyzed by TTC staining...
April 29, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454392/klf7-overexpression-in-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-promotes-migration-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#17
Xiaojun Ding, Xinhao Wang, Yiming Gong, Hong Ruan, Yang Sun, Youcheng Yu
Krüppel-like factor 7 (KLF7) is a member of the KLF family of zinc finger transcription factors, and was the first KLF cloned using complementary DNA and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques with human vascular endothelial cells as a template. In addition, KLF7 is known as the ubiquitous Krüppel-like factor, as it is widely expressed in numerous human tissues at low levels. In the present study, the function of KLF7 in migration and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which are associated with tumor progression, was investigated in human oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424532/stemness-and-differentiation-potential-recovery-effects-of-sinapic-acid-against-ultraviolet-a-induced-damage-through-the-regulation-of-p38-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#18
Young Sun Hwang, See-Hyoung Park, Mingyeong Kang, Sae Woong Oh, Kwangseon Jung, Yong Seek Park, Jongsung Lee
Ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation exerts negative effects on stemness and differentiation potential of stem cells. This study aimed to explore the effect of sinapic acid on UVA-irradiation-induced damages to stemness and differentiation potential of human-adipose-tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hAMSCs) and its UVA-antagonist mechanisms. Sinapic acid attenuated UVA-induced reduction in the proliferative potential and stemness by upregulating OCT4, SOX2, and NANOG. In addition, sinapic acid significantly recovered UVA-induced reduction in expression level of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423541/rna-sequencing-analysis-reveals-protective-role-of-kruppel-like-factor-3-in-colorectal-cancer
#19
Xiaohong Wang, Zhonghua Jiang, Yu Zhang, Xiang Wang, Li Liu, Zhining Fan
The Kruppel-like factor (KLF) family of transcription factors plays an important role in embryonic formation and cancer progression. This study was performed to determine the clinical importance of the KLF family in colorectal cancer (CRC). In total, 361 patients with CRC from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) cohort were used to comprehensively study the role of the KLF family in CRC. The results were then further validated using an in-house cohort (n=194). Univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazards models were used to assess the risk factors for survival...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407733/the-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-9-cistrome-in-mouse-hippocampal-neurons-reveals-predominant-transcriptional-repression-via-proximal-promoter-binding
#20
Joseph R Knoedler, Arasakumar Subramani, Robert J Denver
BACKGROUND: Krüppel-like factor 9 (Klf9) is a zinc finger transcription factor that functions in neural cell differentiation, but little is known about its genomic targets or mechanism of action in neurons. RESULTS: We used the mouse hippocampus-derived neuronal cell line HT22 to identify genes regulated by Klf9, and we validated our findings in mouse hippocampus. We engineered HT22 cells to express a Klf9 transgene under control of the tetracycline repressor, and used RNA sequencing to identify genes modulated by Klf9...
April 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
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