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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456695/paratubal-cyst-size-correlates-with-obesity-and-dysregulation-of-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Jennifer E Dietrich, Oluyemisi Adeyemi, Julie Hakim, Xiomara Santos, Jennifer L Bercaw-Pratt, Juan C Bournat, Ching H Chen, Carolina J Jorgez
BACKGROUND: Paratubal cysts (PTC) occur in 7-10% of females, regardless of ages. Although common, PTCs often are found incidentally because of the potential for these cysts to be asymptomatic. SPECIFIC AIMS: To determine if PTC number and size correlated with signs of hyperandrogenism and obesity, as well as to investigate the molecular profiles of these PTCs in samples derived from adolescent females. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed in a single children's hospital...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434104/mullerian-dysgenesis-a-critical-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Souzana Choussein, Dimitrios Nasioudis, Dimitrios Schizas, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
PURPOSE: To present an update of the genetic, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. METHODS: Studies were considered eligible if they have evaluated patients with MRKH syndrome. Eligible articles were identified by a search of MEDLINE bibliographical database from 1950 to August 2016. A purely descriptive approach was adopted concerning all outcomes examined by the individual studies. RESULTS: MRKH syndrome is defined as congenital aplasia of the upper vagina and impairment of uterine development in normal 46XX females...
April 22, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409313/extracellular-regulation-of-the-mitotic-spindle-and-fate-determinants-driving-asymmetric-cell-division
#3
Prestina Smith, Mark Azzam, Lindsay Hinck
Stem cells use mode of cell division, symmetric (SCD) versus asymmetric (ACD), to balance expansion with self-renewal and the generation of daughter cells with different cell fates. Studies in model organisms have identified intrinsic mechanisms that govern this process, which involves partitioning molecular components between daughter cells, frequently through the regulation of the mitotic spindle. Research performed in vertebrate tissues is revealing both conservation of these intrinsic mechanisms and crucial roles for extrinsic cues in regulating the frequency of these divisions...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356085/cnv-discovery-for-milk-composition-traits-in-dairy-cattle-using-whole-genome-resequencing
#4
Yahui Gao, Jianping Jiang, Shaohua Yang, Yali Hou, George E Liu, Shengli Zhang, Qin Zhang, Dongxiao Sun
BACKGROUND: Copy number variations (CNVs) are important and widely distributed in the genome. CNV detection opens a new avenue for exploring genes associated with complex traits in humans, animals and plants. Herein, we present a genome-wide assessment of CNVs that are potentially associated with milk composition traits in dairy cattle. RESULTS: In this study, CNVs were detected based on whole genome re-sequencing data of eight Holstein bulls from four half- and/or full-sib families, with extremely high and low estimated breeding values (EBVs) of milk protein percentage and fat percentage...
March 29, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342972/remodeling-the-th1-polarized-systemic-environment-contributes-to-neurogenesis-and-cognitive-function-via-the-wnt7a-pathway-in-neonatal-mice
#5
YunLong Xu, Fen He, FangFang Qi, Guangqi Yang, FuXiang Zheng, JunHua Yang, Xiao Wang, JunXiu Liu, JunTao Zou
Neonatal Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination results in a positive effect on hippocampal neurogenesis and cognition. Serum cytokines are considered to be the chief culprit. In this study, serum from BCG-treated mice was identified as Th1 polarized serum. The serum showed an increased ratio of IFN-γ to IL-4 and decreased levels of TNF-α and IL-6. After Th1 polarized serum was injected intraperitoneally into postnatal mice, the levels of cytokines and ratio of IFN-γ to IL-4 in the serum and hippocampus of postnatal mice showed a similar alteration as those in Th1 polarized serum...
March 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337222/a-conditioned-medium-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-overexpressing-wnt7a-promotes-wound-repair-and-regeneration-of-hair-follicles-in-mice
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Liang Dong, Haojie Hao, Jiejie Liu, Dongdong Ti, Chuan Tong, Qian Hou, Meirong Li, Jingxi Zheng, Gang Liu, Xiaobing Fu, Weidong Han
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can affect the microenvironment of a wound and thereby accelerate wound healing. Wnt proteins act as key mediators of skin development and participate in the formation of skin appendages such as hair. The mechanisms of action of MSCs and Wnt proteins on skin wounds are largely unknown. Here, we prepared a Wnt7a-containing conditioned medium (Wnt-CM) from the supernatant of cultured human umbilical cord-MSCs (UC-MSCs) overexpressing Wnt7a in order to examine the effects of this CM on cutaneous healing...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283405/coordination-of-limb-development-by-crosstalk-among-axial-patterning-pathways
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REVIEW
Irene Delgado, Miguel Torres
Vertebrate limb development relies on the activity of signaling centers that promote growth and control patterning along three orthogonal axes of the limb bud. The apical ectodermal ridge, at the distal rim of the limb bud ectoderm, produces WNT and FGF signals, which promote limb bud growth and progressive distalization. The zone of polarizing activity, a discrete postero-distal mesenchymal domain, produces SHH, which stimulates growth and organizes patterning along the antero-posterior axis. The dorsal and ventral ectoderms produce, respectively, WNT7A and BMPs, which induce dorso-ventral limb fates...
March 7, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273449/r-spondin1-controls-muscle-cell-fusion-through-dual-regulation-of-antagonistic-wnt-signaling-pathways
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Floriane Lacour, Elsa Vezin, C Florian Bentzinger, Marie-Claude Sincennes, Lorenzo Giordani, Arnaud Ferry, Robert Mitchell, Ketan Patel, Michael A Rudnicki, Marie-Christine Chaboissier, Anne-Amandine Chassot, Fabien Le Grand
Wnt-mediated signals are involved in many important steps in mammalian regeneration. In multiple cell types, the R-spondin (Rspo) family of secreted proteins potently activates the canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway. Here, we identify Rspo1 as a mediator of skeletal muscle tissue repair. First, we show that deletion of Rspo1 results in global alteration of muscle regeneration kinetics following acute injury. We find that muscle progenitor cells lacking Rspo1 show delayed differentiation due to reduced activation of Wnt/β-catenin target genes...
March 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246310/hyperandrogenemia-and-high-prolactin-in-congenital-utero-vaginal-aplasia-patients
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Patricia G Oppelt, Andreas Mueller, Liana Stephan, Ralf Dittrich, Johannes Lermann, Christian Büttner, Arif B Ekici, Gabi Conzelmann, Harald Seeger, Dorit Schöller, Katharina Rall, Matthias Wilhelm Beckmann, Pamela Lynn Strissel, Sara Brucker, Reiner Strick
Patients with the Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) have a congenital utero-vaginal-cervical aplasia, but normal or hypoplastic adnexa and develop with normal female phenotype. Although reports mostly demonstrated regular steroid hormone levels in small MRKH cohorts, single MRKH patients with hyperandrogenemia and clinical presentation, like hirsutism and acne has also been shown. Genetically a correlation of WNT4 mutations with singular MRKH patients and hyperandrogenemia was noted. This present study analyzed the hormone status of 215 MRKH patients by determining the levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol, 17-OH progesterone, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and prolactin in order to determine the incidence of hyperandrogenemia and hyperprolactinemia in MRKH patients...
February 28, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165497/wnt7a-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-catabolic-gene-expression-and-prevents-articular-cartilage-damage-in-experimental-osteoarthritis
#10
Averi L Gibson, Carrie K Hui Mingalone, Andrea T Foote, Tomoya Uchimura, Ming Zhang, Li Zeng
Wnt7a is a protein that plays a critical role in skeletal development. However, its effect on cartilage homeostasis under pathological conditions is not known. In this study, we found a unique inverse correlation between Wnt7a gene expression and that of MMP and IL-1β in individual human OA cartilage specimens. Upon ectopic expression in primary human articular chondrocytes, Wnt7a inhibited IL-1β-induced MMP and iNOS gene expression. Western blot analysis indicated that Wnt7a induced both canonical Wnt signaling and NFAT and Akt non-canonical signaling...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161161/the-influence-of-postnatal-nutrition-on-reproductive-tract-and-endometrial-gland-development-in-dairy-calves
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Meghan L Wilson, Sarah R McCoski, Adam J Geiger, R Michael Akers, Sally E Johnson, Alan D Ealy
Uterine gland development occurs after birth in cattle and other mammals. The timeline of gland development has been described in various species, but little is known about how postnatal diet influences uterine gland development. This is especially concerning in dairy heifers, where a variety of milk replacer and whole milk nutrition options exist. Little work also exists in cattle to describe how early exposure to steroids influences reproductive tract and uterine gland development. The objective of this work was to determine the effects of early postnatal plane of nutrition and estrogen supplementation on uterine gland development in calves...
April 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128299/lps-induced-inflammatory-response-is-suppressed-by-wnt-inhibitors-dickkopf-1-and-lgk974
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Jaewoong Jang, Yoonju Jung, Youngeun Kim, Eek-Hoon Jho, Yoosik Yoon
In this study, LPS-induced inflammatory responses in BEAS-2B human bronchial epithelial cells and human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC)s were found to be prevented by Dickkopf-1 (DKK-1), a secreted Wnt antagonist, and LGK974, a small molecular inhibitor of the Wnt secretion. LPS-induced IκB degradation and NF-κB nuclear translocation as well as the expressions of pro-inflammatory genes including IL-6, IL-8, TNF- α, IL-1β, MCP-1, MMP-9, COX-2 and iNOS, were all suppressed by DKK-1 and LGK974 in a dose-dependent manner...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116645/long-term-effects-of-repeated-superovulation-on-the-uterus-and-mammary-gland-in-rhesus-monkeys
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Peipei Yan, Jingyi Xu, Yan Zeng, Guoying Dong, Huarong Cao, Meimei Zheng, Hui Zhu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of repeated controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) on the structure and function of the uterus and mammary gland. METHODS: Three adult female rhesus monkeys were superovulated up to four times, and three spontaneously ovulating monkeys were used as controls. After a 5-year period, the uterus and mammary gland tissue samples were collected for examination of their structure and function. Further, the expression of certain tumor markers was examined to assess the cancer risk for each organ...
April 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114283/an-integrated-analysis-identifies-stat4-as-a-key-regulator-of-ovarian-cancer-metastasis
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L Zhao, G Ji, X Le, Z Luo, C Wang, M Feng, L Xu, Y Zhang, W B Lau, B Lau, Y Yang, L Lei, H Yang, Y Xuan, Y Chen, X Deng, T Yi, S Yao, X Zhao, Y Wei, S Zhou
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is one of the most common gynecological cancers, with diagnosis often at a late stage. Metastasis is a major cause of death in patients with EOC, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain obscure. Here, we utilized an integrated approach to find potential key transcription factors involved in ovarian cancer metastasis and identified STAT4 as a critical player in ovarian cancer metastasis. We found that activated STAT4 was overexpressed in epithelial cells of ovarian cancer and STAT4 overexpression was associated with poor outcome of ovarian cancer patients, which promoted metastasis of ovarian cancer in both in vivo and in vitro...
January 23, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059551/wnt-signaling-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
#15
Robert Böscke, Eszter K Vladar, Michael Könnecke, Birgit Hüsing, Robert Linke, Ralph Pries, Norbert Reiling, Jeffrey D Axelrod, Jayakar V Nayak, Barbara Wollenberg
The signaling pathways that sustain the disease process of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) remain poorly understood. We sought to determine the expression levels of Wnt signaling genes in CRSwNP and to study the role of the Wnt pathway in inflammation and epithelial remodeling in the nasal mucosa. Microarrays and real time-quantitative polymerase chain reaction comparing gene expression in matched NPs and inferior turbinates revealed that WNT2B, WNT3A, WNT4, WNT7A, WNT7B, and FZD2 were up-regulated and that FZD1, LRP5, LRP6, and WIF1 were down-regulated in NPs...
May 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045068/elucidating-the-genetic-basis-of-an-oligogenic-birth-defect-using-whole-genome-sequence-data-in-a-non-model-organism-bubalus-bubalis
#16
Lynsey K Whitacre, Jesse L Hoff, Robert D Schnabel, Sara Albarella, Francesca Ciotola, Vincenzo Peretti, Francesco Strozzi, Chiara Ferrandi, Luigi Ramunno, Tad S Sonstegard, John L Williams, Jeremy F Taylor, Jared E Decker
Recent strong selection for dairy traits in water buffalo has been associated with higher levels of inbreeding, leading to an increase in the prevalence of genetic diseases such as transverse hemimelia (TH), a congenital developmental abnormality characterized by absence of a variable distal portion of the hindlimbs. Limited genomic resources available for water buffalo required an original approach to identify genetic variants associated with the disease. The genomes of 4 bilateral and 7 unilateral affected cases and 14 controls were sequenced...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965056/porcupine-dependent-wnt-signaling-controls-stromal-proliferation-and-endometrial-gland-maintenance-through-the-action-of-distinct-wnts
#17
Omar Farah, Steffen Biechele, Janet Rossant, Daniel Dufort
Wnt signaling has been shown to be important in orchestrating proper development of the female reproductive tract. In the uterus, six members of the Wnt family are expressed in the neonatal endometrium and deletion of individual Wnt genes often leads to similar phenotypes, suggesting an interaction of these genes in uterine development and function. Furthermore, Wnts may have complementary functions, which could mask the identification of their individual functional role in single gene deletions. To circumvent this issue, we have generated a deletion of the Porcupine homolog within the female reproductive tract using progesterone receptor-Cre mice (Pgr(Cre/+)); preventing Wnt secretion from the producing cells...
December 10, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936013/%C3%AE-asarone-rescues-pb-induced-impairments-of-spatial-memory-and-synaptogenesis-in-rats
#18
Qian-Qian Yang, Wei-Zhen Xue, Rong-Xin Zou, Yi Xu, Yang Du, Shuang Wang, Lai Xu, Yuan-Zhi Chen, Hui-Li Wang, Xiang-Tao Chen
Chronic lead (Pb) exposure causes cognitive deficits. This study aimed to explore the neuroprotective effect and mechanism of β-asarone, an active component from Chinese Herbs Acorus tatarinowii Schott, to alleviate impairments of spatial memory and synaptogenesis in Pb-exposed rats. Both Sprague-Dawley developmental rat pups and adult rats were used in the study. Developmental rat pups were exposed to Pb throughout the lactation period and β-asarone (10, 40mg kg-1, respectively) was given intraperitoneally from postnatal day 14 to 21...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767183/molecular-characterization-of-thy1-expressing-fear-inhibiting-neurons-within-the-basolateral-amygdala
#19
Kenneth M McCullough, Dennis Choi, Jidong Guo, Kelsey Zimmerman, Jordan Walton, Donald G Rainnie, Kerry J Ressler
Molecular characterization of neuron populations, particularly those controlling threat responses, is essential for understanding the cellular basis of behaviour and identifying pharmacological agents acting selectively on fear-controlling circuitry. Here we demonstrate a comprehensive workflow for identification of pharmacologically tractable markers of behaviourally characterized cell populations. Thy1-eNpHR-, Thy1-Cre- and Thy1-eYFP-labelled neurons of the BLA consistently act as fear inhibiting or 'Fear-Off' neurons during behaviour...
October 21, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435302/pigmentation-of-regenerated-hairs-after-wounding
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Minoru Yuriguchi, Hitomi Aoki, Nobuhiko Taguchi, Takahiro Kunisada
BACKGROUND: After severe wounding, hair follicles were known to be regenerated de novo along with the re-epithelialization. However, the regenerated hairs lack pigmentation. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to find out the condition to regenerate pigmented hairs after severe wounding. METHODS: De novo hair regeneration was observed during the re-epithelialization process after the full thickness excision of dorsal skin. Hair pigmentation mechanism was assessed by the modulation of Wnt and Kit signalings...
October 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
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