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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645103/colxv-promotes-adipocyte-differentiation-via-inhibiting-dna-methylation-and-camp-pka-pathway-in-mice
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Guannv Liu, Meihang Li, Yatao Xu, Song Wu, Muhammad Saeed, Chao Sun
Extracellular matrix (ECM), as an essential component of adipose tissue, not only provides mechanical support for adipocyte growth, but also participates in ECM-adipocyte communication via various secreted proteins, including highly enriched collagens. Collagen XV (ColXV) is a secreted non-fibrillar collagen within ECM Basement Membrane (BM) zones and well recognized as a tumor suppressor. However, the role of ColXV in adipose tissue is still unknown. In this study, high fat diet (HFD) fed mice were used as obese model, in which we deeply investigated the interaction between ColXV and adipocyte differentiation or adipose metabolism...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644625/chemically-modified-surface-having-a-dual-structured-hierarchical-topography-for-controlled-cell-growth
#2
Lun Peng, Shenglin Zhou, Bo Yang, Meimei Bao, Gaojian Chen, Xiaohua Zhang
This report describes a technique for fabricating dual-structured hierarchical surface topography on the surface of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) films through simply replicating prefabricated patterns and wrinkling PDMS films. To enhance the biocompatibility of PDMS films we synthesize a biocompatible dopamine-glycopolymer, which is utilized to modify the chemical feature of the PDMS surface. Dopamine component in this copolymer is introduced for the formation of a carbohydrate layer on the surface of PDMS films due to its excellent adhesion...
June 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644480/a-polymer-nanoparticle-with-engineered-affinity-for-a-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf165
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Hiroyuki Koide, Keiichi Yoshimatsu, Yu Hoshino, Shih-Hui Lee, Ai Okajima, Saki Ariizumi, Yudai Narita, Yusuke Yonamine, Adam C Weisman, Yuri Nishimura, Naoto Oku, Yoshiko Miura, Kenneth J Shea
Protein affinity reagents are widely used in basic research, diagnostics and separations and for clinical applications, the most common of which are antibodies. However, they often suffer from high cost, and difficulties in their development, production and storage. Here we show that a synthetic polymer nanoparticle (NP) can be engineered to have many of the functions of a protein affinity reagent. Polymer NPs with nM affinity to a key vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF165) inhibit binding of the signalling protein to its receptor VEGFR-2, preventing receptor phosphorylation and downstream VEGF165-dependent endothelial cell migration and invasion into the extracellular matrix...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644148/5-azacytidine-promotes-invadopodia-formation-and-tumor-metastasis-through-the-upregulation-of-pi3k-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
#4
Dan Cao, Dan Li, Yong Huang, Yu Ma, Binglan Zhang, Chengjian Zhao, Senyi Deng, Min Luo, Tao Yin, Yu-Quan Wei, Wei Wang
The high incidence of metastasis accounts for most of the lethality of ovarian cancer. Invadopodia are small, specialized types of machinery that degrade the extracellular matrix and are thus involved in the invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. The formation of invadopodia is regulated by both genetic and epigenetic factors. However, the ways by which methylation/demethylation regulates the dynamics of invadopodia in ovarian cancer are largely unknown. In this study, we found that the inhibition of methylation by 5-AZ (5-Azacytidine) increased the formation of invadopodia and enhanced degradation of the extracellular matrix in ovarian cancer cells...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643926/fluid-pressurization-and-tractional-forces-during-tmj-disc-loading-a-biphasic-finite-element-analysis
#5
Y Wu, S E Cisewski, F Wei, X She, T S Gonzales, L R Iwasaki, J C Nickel, H Yao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the ploughing mechanism associated with tractional force formation on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc surface. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: Ten left TMJ discs were harvested from 6- to 8-month-old male Yorkshire pigs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Confined compression tests characterized mechanical TMJ disc properties, which were incorporated into a biphasic finite element model (FEM). The FEM was established to investigate load carriage within the extracellular matrix (ECM) and the ploughing mechanism during tractional force formation by simulating previous in vitro plough experiments...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643742/in-vitro-activity-of-probiotic-lactobacillus-reuteri-against-gastric-cancer-progression-by-downregulation-of-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-gene-expression
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Bahareh Sadat Rasouli, Ali Ghadimi-Darsajini, Reza Nekouian, Gholam-Reza Iragian
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer death, and most patients represent metastatic phenotype at the time of diagnosis. Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) system is well known for its critical roles in cancer cells invasion since uPA/uPA receptor (uPAR) overexpresses in several cancers. Subsequently, suppression of uPA/uPAR gene expression improves patients overall survival and prevents cancer progression. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to investigate possible effects of live Lactobacillus reuteri as a probiotic in inhibition of GC cells proliferation and invasion...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643442/the-effect-of-collagen-coating-on-titanium-with-nanotopography-on-in-vitro-osteogenesis
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Daniel G Costa, Emanuela P Ferraz, Rodrigo P F Abuna, Paulo T de Oliveira, Marco Morra, Marcio M Beloti, Adalberto L Rosa
Several studies have shown the positive effects of Ti either with nanotopography or coated with collagen on osteoblast differentiation. Thus, we hypothesized that the association of nanotopography with collagen may increase the in vitro osteogenesis on Ti surface. Ti discs with nanotopography with or without collagen coating were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Rat calvaria-derived osteoblastic cells were cultured on both Ti surfaces for up to 14 days and the following parameters were evaluated: cell proliferation, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, extracellular matrix mineralization, protein expression of bone sialoprotein (BSP) and osteopontin (OPN), and gene expression of collagen type 1a (Coll1a), runt related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), osterix (OSX), osteocalcin (OC), Ki67, Survivin and Bcl2 associated X protein (BAX)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643224/establishment-of-a-3d-cell-culture-model-of-primary-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells-extracted-from-fresh-milk
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Maria Hillreiner, Nadine I Müller, Heiner M Koch, Christiane Schmautz, Bernhard Küster, Michael W Pfaffl, Heike Kliem
For the investigation of molecular processes underlying diseases of the bovine mammary gland, primary bovine mammary epithelial cells (pbMEC) are used. They are known to contribute to the innate immune system of the bovine mammary gland. The functionality of pbMEC depends on the maintenance of in vivo characteristics. So far, the optimization of pbMEC culture conditions was intended in a variety of experiments. For this purpose, most of the studies used stable cell lines or primary cells obtained from udder biopsies of slaughtered animals...
June 22, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642596/sgbs-cells-as-a-model-of-human-adipocyte-browning-a-comprehensive-comparative-study-with-primary-human-white-subcutaneous-adipocytes
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Chia Rou Yeo, Madhur Agrawal, Shawn Hoon, Asim Shabbir, Manu Kunaal Shrivastava, Shiqi Huang, Chin Meng Khoo, Vanna Chhay, M Shabeer Yassin, E Shyong Tai, Antonio Vidal-Puig, Sue-Anne Toh
The Simpson Golabi Behmel Syndrome (SGBS) pre-adipocyte cell strain is widely considered to be a representative in vitro model of human white pre-adipocytes. A recent study suggested that SGBS adipocytes exhibit an unexpected transient brown phenotype. Here, we comprehensively examined key differences between SGBS adipocytes and primary human white subcutaneous (PHWSC) adipocytes. RNA-Seq analysis revealed that extracellular matrix (ECM)-receptor interaction and metabolic pathways were the top two KEGG pathways significantly enriched in SGBS adipocytes, which included positively enriched mitochondrial respiration and oxidation pathways...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642577/effects-of-chronic-alcohol-exposure-on-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice-the-role-of-%C3%AE-arrestin-2-and-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3
#10
Lihua Wang, Yifei Zhu, Lili Wang, Jingjing Hou, Yongning Gao, Lei Shen, Jingyu Zhang
Little is known about the effects of chronic alcohol intake on the outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI). Hence, we examined the effects of chronic alcohol intake on the development of renal fibrosis following AKI in an animal model of bilateral renal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. We first found that chronic alcohol exposure exacerbated bilateral IR-induced renal fibrosis and renal function impairment. This phenomenon was associated with increased bilateral IR-induced extracellular matrix deposition and an increased myofibroblast population as well as increased bilateral IR-induced expression of fibrosis-related genes in the kidneys...
June 23, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642245/a-reporter-mouse-model-for-in-vivo-tracing-and-in-vitro-molecular-studies-of-melanocytic-lineage-cells-and-their-diseases
#11
Melissa Crawford, Valerie Leclerc, Lina Dagnino
Alterations in melanocytic lineage cells give rise to a plethora of distinct human diseases, including neurocristopathies, cutaneous pigmentation disorders, loss of vision and hearing, as well as melanoma. Understanding the ontogeny and biology of melanocytic cells, as well as how they interact with their surrounding environment, are key steps in the development of therapies for diseases that involve this cell lineage. Efforts to culture and characterize primary melanocytes from normal or genetically engineered mouse models have at times yielded contrasting observations...
June 22, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641979/sexual-dimorphism-in-the-fetal-cardiac-response-to-maternal-nutrient-restriction
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Sribalasubashini Muralimanoharan, Cun Li, Ernesto S Nakayasu, Cameron P Casey, Thomas O Metz, Peter W Nathanielsz, Alina Maloyan
Poor maternal nutrition causes intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR); however, its effects on fetal cardiac development are unclear. We have developed a baboon model of moderate maternal undernutrition, leading to IUGR. We hypothesized that IUGR affects fetal cardiac structure and metabolism. Six control pregnant baboons ate ad-libitum (CTRL)) or 70% CTRL from 0.16 of gestation (G). Fetuses were euthanized at C-section at 0.9G under general anesthesia. Male but not female IUGR fetuses showed left ventricular fibrosis inversely correlated with birth weight...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641554/future-of-spermatogonial-stem-cell-culture-application-of-nanofiber-scaffolds
#13
Azar Shams, Neda Eslahi, Mansoureh Movahedin, Fariborz Izadyar, Hamidreza Asgari, Morteza Koruji
The spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are unique in mammals because they can transmit genetic information from generation to generation and it is of significant importance. In testes, Sertoli cells, peritubular myoid cells, Leydig cells and other interstitial cells contribute to the spermatogonial stem cell "niche". So, creation of niche in in vitro condition that mimics in vivo environment is essential to maintain functional characteristic of SSCs. Nanofiber matrices mimic the architecture and size scale of the natural extracellular matrix (ECM)...
June 22, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641092/nuclear-mechanotransduction-sensing-the-force-from-within
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Avathamsa Athirasala, Nivi Hirsch, Amnon Buxboim
The cell nucleus is a hallmark of eukaryotic evolution, where gene expression is regulated and the genome is replicated and repaired. Yet, in addition to complex molecular processes, the nucleus has also evolved to serve physical tasks that utilize its optical and mechanical properties. Nuclear mechanotransduction of externally applied forces and extracellular stiffness is facilitated by the physical connectivity of the extracellular environment, the cytoskeleton and the nucleoskeletal matrix of lamins and chromatin...
June 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641051/beneficial-role-of-citrus-fruit-polyphenols-against-hepatic-dysfunctions-a-review
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Md Mohabbulla Mohib, Kazi Afnan, Tasfiq Zaman Paran, Salma Khan, Juthika Sarker, Nahid Hasan, Istiaque Hasan, Md Abu Taher Sagor
Alcoholic liver diseases and virus-induced hepatic dysfunctions are prevalent in western countries. Evidence also suggests that hyperglycemia and insulin resistance are key players in the development of hepatic diseases and their complications. Since the comorbid diseases like obesity, diabetes and vascular dysfunctions primarily affect liver, the modern therapies against other hepatic dysfunctions are becoming a major challenge to treat. In addition to these, polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are further aggravating the phenomenon...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641008/hypoxia-induced-changes-in-the-fibroblast-secretome-exosome-and-whole-cell-proteome-using-cultured-cardiac-derived-cells-isolated-from-neonatal-mice
#16
Jake Cosme, Hongbo Guo, Sina Hadipour-Lakmehsari, Andrew Emili, Anthony O Gramolini
Cardiac fibroblasts (CF) represent a major subpopulation of cells in the developing and adult heart. Cardiomyocyte (CM) and CF intercellular communication occurs through paracrine interactions and modulate myocyte development and stress response. Detailed proteomic analysis of the CF secretome in normal and stressed conditions may offer insights into the role of CF in heart development and disease. Primary neonatal mouse CF were isolated and cultured for 24h in 21% (normoxic) or 2% (hypoxic) O2. Conditioned media was separated to obtain EXO and EXO-depleted secretome fractions...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640945/production-of-human-vitronectin-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-using-the-inpact-hyper-expression-platform
#17
Benjamin Dugdale, Maiko Kato, Pradeep Deo, Manuel Plan, Mark Harrison, Robyn Lloyd, Terry Walsh, Robert Harding, James Dale
Human vitronectin (hVN) is a glycoprotein that functions as a cell adhesion molecule and a regulator of coagulation in blood plasma and the extracellular matrix. In vitro, hVN is added to serum-free media in order to promote the adhesion of animal cells to tissue culture surfaces and the proliferation of undifferentiated stem cells. Here, we report the production of hVN in Nicotiana benthamiana using the inducible In Plant Activation (INPACT) hyper-expression platform. N. benthamiana plants were transformed with an INPACT expression cassette encoding hVN, and both the Tobacco yellow dwarf virus Rep/RepA activator and Tomato bushy stunt virus p19 gene under the transcriptional control of the ethanol-inducible AlcR:alcA gene switch...
June 22, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640691/the-nesprin-cytoskeleton-interface-probed-directly-on-single-nuclei-is-a-mechanically-rich-system
#18
Daniel A Balikov, Sonia K Brady, Ung Hyun Ko, Jennifer H Shin, Jose M de Pereda, Arnoud Sonnenberg, Hak-Joon Sung, Matthew J Lang
The cytoskeleton provides structure and plays an important role in cellular function such as migration, resisting compression forces, and transport. The cytoskeleton also reacts to physical cues such as fluid shear stress or extracellular matrix remodeling by reorganizing filament associations, most commonly focal adhesions and cell-cell cadherin junctions. These mechanical stimuli can result in genome-level changes, and the physical connection of the cytoskeleton to the nucleus provides an optimal conduit for signal transduction by interfacing with nuclear envelope proteins, called nesprins, within the LINC (linker of the nucleus to the cytoskeleton) complex...
June 22, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640449/polycystic-kidney-disease
#19
Joseph Ghata, Benjamin D Cowley
Renal cysts, which arise from renal tubules, can be seen in a variety of hereditary and nonhereditary entities. Common mechanisms associated with renal cyst formation include increased cell proliferation, epithelial fluid secretion, and extracellular matrix remodeling. Hereditary polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is seen as a component of numerous diseases. Autosomal dominant (AD) PKD is the most common potentially fatal hereditary disease in humans, causes renal failure in approximately 50% of affected individuals, and accounts for approximately 5% of end stage renal disease cases in the United States...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639984/impact-of-implant-surface-micropatterns-on-epithelial-cell-behavior
#20
Yiping Tong, Zhengyu Yang, Ruoxi Du, Siqian Wang, Qiaozhen Zhou, Chongyun Bao, Jianfeng Ma
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of topography on cell behavior by screening polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) molds with different nanoscale micropatterns to determine the ideal surface characteristics for attachment of human epithelial cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A soft PDMS mold with regular dot arrays was fabricated based on an aluminum oxide template with ordered nanotube arrays and used as a substrate for cell culture. Cell proliferation, spread, and morphology, as well as features of the extracellular matrix and the actin cytoskeleton were assessed...
June 19, 2017: Implant Dentistry
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