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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430163/long-non-coding-rnas-key-regulators-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-tumour-drug-resistance-and-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Richard Heery, Stephen P Finn, Sinead Cuffe, Steven G Gray
Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), the adoption by epithelial cells of a mesenchymal-like phenotype, is a process co-opted by carcinoma cells in order to initiate invasion and metastasis. In addition, it is becoming clear that is instrumental to both the development of drug resistance by tumour cells and in the generation and maintenance of cancer stem cells. EMT is thus a pivotal process during tumour progression and poses a major barrier to the successful treatment of cancer. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) often utilize epigenetic programs to regulate both gene expression and chromatin structure...
April 21, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429578/soy-isoflavones-enhance-%C3%AE-defensin-synthesis-and-secretion-in-endometrial-epithelial-cells-with-exposure-to-tlr3-agonist-polyinosinic-polycytidylic-acid
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Yotesawee Srisomboon, Sutthasinee Poonyachoti, Chatsri Deachapunya
PROBLEM: β-defensins are important innate chemical barriers that protect the endometrium from pathogen invasion. The effects of soy isoflavones, genistein and daidzein, on the expression and secretion of porcine β-defensins (PBD) in endometrial epithelial cells were investigated under normal or poly I:C-stimulated conditions. METHOD OF STUDY: Primary cultured porcine endometrial epithelial (PE) cells were pretreated with genistein or daidzein followed by poly I:C inoculation...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428961/glucose-insulin-potassium-alleviates-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-injuries-involving-decreased-expression-of-uncoupling-protein-2-and-nlr-family-pyrin-domain-containing-3-inflammasome-in-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Jun-Liang Zhang, Yi-Ting Chen, Guang-Dao Chen, Tao Wang, Ju-Xin Zhang, Qi-Yi Zeng
Uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) may be critical for intestinal barrier function which may play a key role in the development of sepsis, and insulin has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into five groups: control group, cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) group, sham surgery group, CLP plus glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) group, and CLP plus glucose and potassium (GK) group. Ileum tissues were collected at 24 h after surgery. Histological and cytokine analyses, intestinal permeability tests, and western blots of intestinal epithelial tight junction component proteins and UCP2 were performed...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427897/boosters-and-barriers-for-direct-cardiac-reprogramming
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REVIEW
Mahmood Talkhabi, Elmira Rezaei Zonooz, Hossein Baharvand
Heart disease is currently the most significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, which accounts for approximately 33% of all deaths. Recently, a promising and alchemy-like strategy has been developed called direct cardiac reprogramming, which directly converts somatic cells such as fibroblasts to cardiac lineage cells such as cardiomyocytes (CMs), termed induced CMs or iCMs. The first in vitro cardiac reprogramming study, mediated by cardiac transcription factors (TFs)-Gata4, Tbx5 and Mef2C-, was not enough efficient to produce an adequate number of fully reprogrammed, functional iCMs...
April 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424327/rig-i-mavs-and-sting-signaling-promote-gut-integrity-during-irradiation-and-immune-mediated-tissue-injury
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Julius C Fischer, Michael Bscheider, Gabriel Eisenkolb, Chia-Ching Lin, Alexander Wintges, Vera Otten, Caroline A Lindemans, Simon Heidegger, Martina Rudelius, Sébastien Monette, Kori A Porosnicu Rodriguez, Marco Calafiore, Sophie Liebermann, Chen Liu, Stefan Lienenklaus, Siegfried Weiss, Ulrich Kalinke, Jürgen Ruland, Christian Peschel, Yusuke Shono, Melissa Docampo, Enrico Velardi, Robert R Jenq, Alan M Hanash, Jarrod A Dudakov, Tobias Haas, Marcel R M van den Brink, Hendrik Poeck
The molecular pathways that regulate the tissue repair function of type I interferon (IFN-I) during acute tissue damage are poorly understood. We describe a protective role for IFN-I and the RIG-I/MAVS signaling pathway during acute tissue damage in mice. Mice lacking mitochondrial antiviral-signaling protein (MAVS) were more sensitive to total body irradiation- and chemotherapy-induced intestinal barrier damage. These mice developed worse graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in a preclinical model of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) than did wild-type mice...
April 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422378/cellular-retinoic-acid-bioavailability-in-various-pathologies-and-its-therapeutic-implication
#6
REVIEW
Makoto Osanai
Retinoic acid (RA), an active metabolite of vitamin A, is a critical signaling molecule in various cell types. We found that RA depletion caused by expression of the RA-metabolizing enzyme CYP26A1 promotes carcinogenesis, implicating CYP26A1 as a candidate oncogene. Several studies of CYP26s have suggested that the biological effect of RA on target cells is primarily determined by "cellular RA bioavailability", which is defined as the RA level in an individual cell, rather than by the serum concentration of RA...
April 19, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421423/the-effects-of-direct-fed-microbial-supplementation-as-an-alternative-to-antibiotics-on-growth-performance-intestinal-immune-status-and-epithelial-barrier-gene-expression-in-broiler-chickens
#7
U Gadde, S T Oh, Y S Lee, E Davis, N Zimmerman, T Rehberger, Hyun S Lillehoj
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of Bacillus subtilis-based probiotic supplementation in broiler chicken diets on growth performance, feed efficiency, intestinal cytokine, and tight junction (TJ) protein mRNA expression. Zero-day-old broiler chicks (n = 140) were randomly assigned to one of five dietary treatments: basal diet (CON); basal diet supplemented with either antibiotic bacitracin methylene disalicylate (BMD); or probiotics, namely, B. subtilis strain 1781 (PB1), a combination of B...
April 18, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415156/endocytosis-of-tight-junction-proteins-and-the-regulation-of-degradation-and-recycling
#8
REVIEW
Svetlana M Stamatovic, Allison M Johnson, Nikola Sladojevic, Richard F Keep, Anuska V Andjelkovic
Internalization of tight junction (TJ) proteins from the plasma membrane is a pivotal mechanism regulating TJ plasticity and function in both epithelial and endothelial barrier tissues. Once internalized, the TJ proteins enter complex vesicular machinery, where further trafficking is directly dependent on the initiating stimulus and downstream signaling pathways that regulate the sorting and destiny of TJ proteins, as well as on cell and barrier responses. The destiny of internalized TJ proteins is recycling to the plasma membrane or sorting to late endosomes and degradation...
April 17, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413062/assessment-of-mucosal-integrity-by-quantifying-neutrophil-granulocyte-influx-in-murine-models-of-acute-intestinal-injury
#9
Julius Clemens Fischer, Alexander Wintges, Tobias Haas, Hendrik Poeck
Intact epithelial body surfaces represent physical barriers which protect the organism from invading pathogens and loss of nutrients. Barrier malfunction is closely linked to disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and graft-versus-host disease. In fact, several pharmacological or radiobiological therapeutic strategies have side effects that affect epithelial surfaces. In this context, assays that accurately assess epithelial barrier integrity in patients and animal models are crucial to create a better understanding of the mechanisms leading to disease or limiting therapeutic approaches due to barrier disruption...
April 11, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412413/activation-of-muscarinic-receptors-prevents-tnf-%C3%AE-mediated-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-disruption-through-p38-mapk
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Junsuke Uwada, Takashi Yazawa, Md Tariqul Islam, Md Rafiqul Islam Khan, Susanne M Krug, Michael Fromm, Shin-Ichiro Karaki, Yuichi Suzuki, Atsukazu Kuwahara, Hatsumi Yoshiki, Kiyonao Sada, Muramatsu, Takanobu Taniguchi
Intestinal epithelial cells form a tight barrier to act as selective physical barriers, repelling hostile substances. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is a well characterized pro-inflammatory cytokine which can compromise intestinal barrier function and the suppression of TNF-α function is important for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, we investigated the contribution of G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-induced signalling pathways to the maintenance of epithelial barrier function...
April 12, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411859/cd14-plays-a-protective-role-in-experimental-inflammatory-bowel-disease-by-enhancing-intestinal-barrier-function
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Stephanie Buchheister, Manuela Buettner, Marijana Basic, Andreas Noack, Gerhard Breves, Barbara Buchen, Lydia M Keubler, Christoph Becker, André Bleich
Intestinal homeostasis disturbance through intestinal barrier disruption presumably plays a key role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) development. Genetic and candidate gene analyses in an Il10-deficient IBD mouse model system identified Cd14 as a potentially protective candidate gene. The role of Cd14 in colitis development was determined using dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced acute and an Il10-deficiency-induced chronic model of intestinal inflammation. Intestinal permeability was investigated by fluorescein isothiocyanate-dextran uptake assay, quantitative RT-PCR analysis of tight junction proteins, myosin light chain kinase, and proinflammatory cytokine expression...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410991/naip-nlrc4-inflammasomes-coordinate-intestinal-epithelial-cell-expulsion-with-eicosanoid-and-il-18-release-via-activation-of-caspase-1-and-8
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Isabella Rauch, Katherine A Deets, Daisy X Ji, Jakob von Moltke, Jeannette L Tenthorey, Angus Y Lee, Naomi H Philip, Janelle S Ayres, Igor E Brodsky, Karsten Gronert, Russell E Vance
Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) form a critical barrier against pathogen invasion. By generation of mice in which inflammasome expression is restricted to IECs, we describe a coordinated epithelium-intrinsic inflammasome response in vivo. This response was sufficient to protect against Salmonella tissue invasion and involved a previously reported IEC expulsion that was coordinated with lipid mediator and cytokine production and lytic IEC death. Excessive inflammasome activation in IECs was sufficient to result in diarrhea and pathology...
April 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409518/colon-epithelial-injury-in-critically-ill-colectomized-patients-aberration-of-tight-junction-proteins-and-toll-like-receptors
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Seija Sipola, Tero I Ala-Kokko, Jouko J Laurila, Juha Saarnio, Pasi Ohtonen, Hannu Syrjälä, Tuomo J Karttunen
BACKGROUND: Abnormal permeability and extensive epithelial injury are characteristic of colon wall damage complicating critical illness, such as sepsis, and associated with mortality. To assess mechanisms of such colon epithelial disruption, we studied expression of markers of innate immunity and intercellular junctions in patients with critical illness. METHODS: Emergency colectomy samples from 38 intensive care unit patients with sepsis, fulminant C. difficile colitis, or colon ischemia were studied...
April 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406994/neisseria-gonorrhoeae-infects-the-human-endocervix-by-activating-non-muscle-myosin-ii-mediated-epithelial-exfoliation
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Liang-Chun Wang, Qian Yu, Vonetta Edwards, Brian Lin, Jessica Qiu, Jerrold R Turner, Daniel C Stein, Wenxia Song
Colonization and disruption of the epithelium is a major infection mechanism of mucosal pathogens. The epithelium counteracts infection by exfoliating damaged cells while maintaining the mucosal barrier function. The sexually transmitted bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) infects the female reproductive tract primarily from the endocervix, causing gonorrhea. However, the mechanism by which GC overcome the mucosal barrier remains elusive. Using a new human tissue model, we demonstrate that GC can penetrate into the human endocervix by inducing the exfoliation of columnar epithelial cells...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406972/disruption-of-outer-blood-retinal-barrier-by-toxoplasma-gondii-infected-monocytes-is-mediated-by-paracrinely-activated-fak-signaling
#15
Hyun Beom Song, Hyoung-Oh Jun, Jin Hyoung Kim, Young-Ha Lee, Min-Ho Choi, Jeong Hun Kim
Ocular toxoplasmosis is mediated by monocytes infected with Toxoplasma gondii that are disseminated to target organs. Although infected monocytes can easily access to outer blood-retinal barrier due to leaky choroidal vasculatures, not much is known about the effect of T. gondii-infected monocytes on outer blood-retinal barrier. We prepared human monocytes, THP-1, infected with T. gondii and human retinal pigment epithelial cells, ARPE-19, grown on transwells as an in vitro model of outer blood-retinal barrier...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406025/biogenic-nano-selenium-particles-effectively-attenuate-oxidative-stress-induced-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-injury-by-activating-the-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
#16
Deguang Song, Yuanzhi Cheng, Xiaoxiao Li, Fengqin Wang, Zeqing Lu, Xiao Xiao, Yizhen Wang
In the present study, a new form of selenium nanoparticle (biogenic nano-selenium (BNS) particles) was synthesized using bacteria. The protection of BNS particles against oxidative stress-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction and the inherent mechanisms of this process were investigated, and selenomethionine (SeMet) and chemically synthesized nano-selenium (Nano-Se) particles were used for comparison. Characterization of BNS particles revealed that they were monodisperse and homogeneous spheres with an average size of 139...
April 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405720/ceramide-synthase-2-deficiency-aggravates-aom-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice-role-of-colon-barrier-integrity
#17
Stephanie Oertel, Klaus Scholich, Andreas Weigert, Dominique Thomas, Julia Schmetzer, Sandra Trautmann, Marthe-Susanna Wegner, Heinfried H Radeke, Natalie Filmann, Bernhard Brüne, Gerd Geisslinger, Irmgard Tegeder, Sabine Grösch
Loss of intestinal barrier functions is a hallmark of inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis. The molecular mechanisms are not well understood, but likely involve dysregulation of membrane composition, fluidity, and permeability, which are all essentially regulated by sphingolipids, including ceramides of different chain length and saturation. Here, we used a loss-of-function model (CerS2(+/+) and CerS2(-/-) mice) to investigate the impact of ceramide synthase 2, a key enzyme in the generation of very long-chain ceramides, in the dextran sodium salt (DSS) evoked model of UC...
April 12, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405264/blt2-expression-improves-skin-integrity-and-protects-from-alterations-caused-by-hyperglycemia-in-type-2-diabetes
#18
Alberto Leguina-Ruzzi, Juan P Valderas
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) can go undiagnosed for years, leading to a stage where chronic high blood sugar produces complications such as delayed wound healing. Reports have shown that BLT2 activation improves keratinocyte migration and wound healing, as well as protecting the epidermal barrier through the promotion of actin polymerization. The goal of this study was to elucidate the role of BLT2 expression in skin epithelial integrity in T2D. For this purpose, we used both wild type (WT) and BLT2 knockout mice in a model, in which a T2D-like phenotype was induced by keeping the animals on a high fat (HF) diet over 5 weeks...
2017: Dermato-endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405139/regulation-of-intestinal-permeability-the-role-of-proteases
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REVIEW
Hanne Van Spaendonk, Hannah Ceuleers, Leonie Witters, Eveline Patteet, Jurgen Joossens, Koen Augustyns, Anne-Marie Lambeir, Ingrid De Meester, Joris G De Man, Benedicte Y De Winter
The gastrointestinal barrier is - with approximately 400 m(2) - the human body's largest surface separating the external environment from the internal milieu. This barrier serves a dual function: permitting the absorption of nutrients, water and electrolytes on the one hand, while limiting host contact with noxious luminal antigens on the other hand. To maintain this selective barrier, junction protein complexes seal the intercellular space between adjacent epithelial cells and regulate the paracellular transport...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404589/autophagy-is-activated-to-protect-against-podocyte-injury-in-adriamycin-induced-nephropathy
#20
Mixuan Yi, Lei Zhang, Yu Liu, Man J Livingston, Jian-Kang Chen, N Stanley Nahman, Fuyou Liu, Zheng Dong
Podocytes are highly differentiated epithelial cells wrapping glomerular capillary to form the filtration barrier in kidneys. As such, podocyte injury or dysfunction is a critical pathogenic event in glomerular disease. Autophagy plays an important role in the maintenance of the homeostasis and function of podocytes. However, it is less clear whether and how autophagy contributes to podocyte injury in glomerular disease. Here, we have examined the role of autophagy in adriamycin-induced nephropathy, a classical model of glomerular disease...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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