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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351434/cub-domain-containing-protein-1-cdcp1-negatively-regulates-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-and-myofibroblast-differentiation
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Nina Noskovičová, Katharina Heinzelmann, Gerald Burgstaller, Jürgen Behr, Oliver Eickelberg
Fibroblasts are thought to be the prime cell type for producing and secreting extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in the connective tissue. The profibrotic cytokine, transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGFβ1) activates and transdifferentiates fibroblasts into αSMA-expressing myofibroblasts, which exhibit increased ECM secretion, in particular collagens. Little information, however, exists about cell-surface molecules on fibroblasts that mediate this transdifferentiation process. We recently identified, using unbiased cell-surface proteome analysis, Cub domain containing protein 1 (CDCP1) to be strongly downregulated by TGFβ1...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348826/interaction-of-macrophages-with-apoptotic-cells-inhibits-transdifferentiation-and-invasion-of-lung-fibroblasts
#2
Yong-Bae Kim, Young-So Yoon, Youn-Hee Choi, Eun-Mi Park, Jihee Lee Kang
The invasion of activated fibroblasts is a key mechanism of tissue fibrosis pathology. The recognition and uptake of apoptotic cells can induce the anti-fibrogenic programming of macrophages. We demonstrate that after interacting with apoptotic cells, macrophages secrete bioactive molecules that antagonize TGF-β1-induced increases in myofibroblast (fibroproliferative) phenotypic markers and reduce the enhanced invasive capacity of TGF-β1- or EGF-treated mouse lung fibroblasts (MLg). Furthermore, numerous treatment strategies prevented the anti-fibrotic effects of conditioned media, including transfection of macrophages with COX-2 or RhoA siRNAs or treatment of MLg cells with receptor antagonists for prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), PGD2, or hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348726/photoaging-protective-effects-of-biogf1k-a-compound-k-rich-fraction-prepared-from-panax-ginseng
#3
Yo Han Hong, Donghyun Kim, Gibaeg Nam, Sulgi Yoo, Sang Yun Han, Seong-Gu Jeong, Eunji Kim, Deok Jeong, Keejung Yoon, Sunggyu Kim, Junseong Park, Jae Youl Cho
Background: BIOGF1K, a compound-K-rich fraction, has been shown to display anti-inflammatory activity. Although Panax ginseng is widely used for the prevention of photoaging events induced by UVB irradiation, the effect of BIOGF1K on photoaging has not yet been examined. In this study, we investigated the effects of BIOGF1K on UVB-induced photoaging events. Methods: We analyzed the ability of BIOGF1K to prevent UVB-induced apoptosis, enhance matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression, upregulate anti-inflammatory activity, reduce sirtuin 1 expression, and melanin production using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, melanin content assay, tyrosinase assay, and flow cytometry...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348175/glucose-regulates-mafa-transcription-factor-abundance-and-insulin-gene-expression-by-inhibiting-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#4
Ryo Iwaoka, Kohsuke Kataoka
Insulin mRNA expression in pancreatic islet β-cells is upregulated by extracellular glucose concentration, but the underlying mechanism remains incompletely understood. MafA is a transcriptional activator specifically enriched in β-cells that binds to the insulin gene promoter. Its expression is transcriptionally and post-transcriptionally regulated by glucose. Moreover, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a regulator of cellular energy homeostasis, is inhibited by high glucose, and this inhibition is essential for the up-regulation of insulin gene expression and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344668/blocking-of-autocrine-igf-1-reduces-viability-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-inhibition-of-the-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#5
Qi Wang, Fenxi Zhang, Yan Hong
Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) are able to secrete growth factors, such as hepatocyte growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and insulin‑like growth factor‑1 (IGF‑1). The secretion of these growth factors by transplanted hUCMSCs have been identified to stimulate the growth of the host cells in the target organs or tissues. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of autocrine IGF‑1 on cell viability of hUCMSCs. The expression levels of IGF‑1 and the IGF‑1 receptor (IGF‑1R) in hUCMSCs were identified using immunocytochemistry staining...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344292/galectin-3-activation-and-inhibition-in-heart-failure-and-cardiovascular-disease-an-update
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Navin Suthahar, Wouter C Meijers, Herman H W Silljé, Jennifer E Ho, Fu-Tong Liu, Rudolf A de Boer
Galectin-3 is a versatile protein orchestrating several physiological and pathophysiological processes in the human body. In the last decade, considerable interest in galectin-3 has emerged because of its potential role as a biotarget. Galectin-3 is differentially expressed depending on the tissue type, however its expression can be induced under conditions of tissue injury or stress. Galectin-3 overexpression and secretion is associated with several diseases and is extensively studied in the context of fibrosis, heart failure, atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344195/collagen-triple-helix-repeat-containing-1-promotes-tumor-angiogenesis-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#7
Seng Wang Fu, Hai Ying Chen, Xiao Lu Lin, Li Yang, Zhi Zheng Ge
Collagen triple helix repeat containing 1 (Cthrc1) is a secreted protein that has been observed to lead to poorer prognosis by inducing the invasion and metastasis in different tumors; however, it has not been demonstrated that Cthrc1 is involved in tumor angiogenesis. Immunohistochemical staining of Cthrc1 and CD31 in gastrointestinal stromal tumor tissue demonstrated that Cthrc1 is associated with microvascular density. Overexpression of Cthrc1 protein may alter the properties of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), including migration, invasion, tubule formation and aortic ring sprouting...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343217/ceratocystis-cacaofunesta-genome-analysis-reveals-a-large-expansion-of-extracellular-phosphatidylinositol-specific-phospholipase-c-genes-pi-plc
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Eddy Patricia Lopez Molano, Odalys García Cabrera, Juliana Jose, Leandro Costa do Nascimento, Marcelo Falsarella Carazzolle, Paulo José Pereira Lima Teixeira, Javier Correa Alvarez, Ricardo Augusto Tiburcio, Paulo Massanari Tokimatu Filho, Gustavo Machado Alvares de Lima, Rafael Victório Carvalho Guido, Thamy Lívia Ribeiro Corrêa, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Piotr Mieczkowski, Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira
BACKGROUND: The Ceratocystis genus harbors a large number of phytopathogenic fungi that cause xylem parenchyma degradation and vascular destruction on a broad range of economically important plants. Ceratocystis cacaofunesta is a necrotrophic fungus responsible for lethal wilt disease in cacao. The aim of this work is to analyze the genome of C. cacaofunesta through a comparative approach with genomes of other Sordariomycetes in order to better understand the molecular basis of pathogenicity in the Ceratocystis genus...
January 17, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342156/specialized-attachment-structure-of-the-fish-pathogenic-oomycete-saprolegnia-parasitica
#9
Svetlana Rezinciuc, Jose Vladimir Sandoval-Sierra, Yolanda Ruiz-León, Pieter van West, Javier Diéguez-Uribeondo
The secondary cysts of the fish pathogen oomycete Saprolegnia parasitica possess bundles of long hooked hairs that are characteristic to this economically important pathogenic species. Few studies have been carried out on elucidating their specific role in the S. parasitica life cycle and the role they may have in the infection process. We show here their function by employing several strategies that focus on descriptive, developmental and predictive approaches. The strength of attachment of the secondary cysts of this pathogen was compared to other closely related species where bundles of long hooked hairs are absent...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339798/shedding-light-on-the-cell-biology-of-extracellular-vesicles
#10
REVIEW
Guillaume van Niel, Gisela D'Angelo, Graça Raposo
Extracellular vesicles are a heterogeneous group of cell-derived membranous structures comprising exosomes and microvesicles, which originate from the endosomal system or which are shed from the plasma membrane, respectively. They are present in biological fluids and are involved in multiple physiological and pathological processes. Extracellular vesicles are now considered as an additional mechanism for intercellular communication, allowing cells to exchange proteins, lipids and genetic material. Knowledge of the cellular processes that govern extracellular vesicle biology is essential to shed light on the physiological and pathological functions of these vesicles as well as on clinical applications involving their use and/or analysis...
January 17, 2018: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337590/novel-mechanism-for-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase-inhibition-of-tnf-%C3%AE-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-lung-endothelial-cells
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Radu C Oita, Sara M Camp, Wenli Ma, Ermelinda Ceco, Mark Harbeck, Patrick Singleton, Joe Messana, Xiaoguang Sun, Ting Wang, Joe G N Garcia
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) exists as both intracellular (iNAMPT) and extracellular (eNAMPT) proteins. eNAMPT is secreted into the blood and functions as a cytokine/enzyme (cytozyme) that activates NFκB signaling via ligation of the TLR4 receptor, further serving as a biomarker for inflammatory lung disorders such as the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In contrast, iNAMPT is involved in nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) synthesis and has been implicated in the regulation of cellular apoptosis, although the exact mechanisms for this regulation are poorly understood...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337365/loss-of-sti1-mediated-neuronal-survival-and-differentiation-in-disease-associated-mutations-of-prion-protein
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M C Landemberger, G P Oliveira, C F Machado, K J Gollob, V R Martins
Cellular prion protein (PrPC ) is widely expressed and displays a variety of well-described functions in the central nervous system (CNS). Mutations of the PRNP gene are known to promote genetic human spongiform encephalopathies, but the components of gain- or loss-of-function mutations to PrPC remain a matter for debate. Among the proteins described to interact with PrPC is stress inducible protein 1 (STI1), a co-chaperonin that is secreted from astrocytes and triggers neuroprotection and neuritogenesis through its interaction with PrPC ...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337218/calcium-dependent-disorder-to-order-transitions-are-central-to-the-secretion-and-folding-of-the-cyaa-toxin-of-bordetella-pertussis-the-causative-agent-of-whooping-cough
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Darragh P O'Brien, Ana Cristina Sotomayor Perez, Johanna Karst, Sara E Cannella, Véronique Yvette Ntsogo Enguéné, Audrey Hessel, Dorothée Raoux-Barbot, Alexis Voegele, Orso Subrini, Marilyne Davi, J Inaki Guijarro, Bertrand Raynal, Bruno Baron, Patrick England, Belen Hernandez, Mahmoud Ghomi, Véronique Hourdel, Christian Malosse, Julia Chamot-Rooke, Patrice Vachette, Dominique Durand, Sébastien Brier, Daniel Ladant, Alexandre Chenal
The adenylate cyclase toxin (CyaA) plays an essential role in the early stages of respiratory tract colonization by Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough. Once secreted, CyaA invades eukaryotic cells, leading to cell death. The cell intoxication process involves a unique mechanism of translocation of the CyaA catalytic domain directly across the plasma membrane of the target cell. Herein, we review our recent results describing how calcium is involved in several steps of this intoxication process...
January 11, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335505/perk-mediated-translational-control-is-required-for-collagen-secretion-in-chondrocytes
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Satoshi Hisanaga, Masato Miyake, Shusuke Taniuchi, Miho Oyadomari, Masatoshi Morimoto, Ryosuke Sato, Jun Hirose, Hiroshi Mizuta, Seiichi Oyadomari
As chondrocytes are highly secretory and they experience a variety of stresses, physiological unfolded protein response (UPR) signalling is essential for extracellular matrix (ECM) secretion and chondrogenesis. In the three branches of the UPR pathway, PERK governs the translational attenuation and transcriptional upregulation of amino acid and redox metabolism and induction of apoptosis. It was previously demonstrated that a defect of the PERK branch of the UPR signalling pathway causes the accumulation of unfolded proteins, leading to cell death without perturbing endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-to-Golgi transport in pancreatic β cells...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334696/mast-cells-participate-in-chronic-low-grade-inflammation-within-adipose-tissue
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REVIEW
P Żelechowska, J Agier, E Kozłowska, E Brzezińska-Błaszczyk
Obesity is reckoned as one of the civilization diseases, posing a considerable global health issue. Evidence points towards a contribution of multitude immune cell populations in obesity pathomechanism and the development of chronic low-grade inflammation in the expanded adipose tissue. Notably, adipose tissue is a reservoir of mast cells which number in individuals with obesity particularly increased. Some of them tend to degranulation what generate secretion of strong pro-inflammatory and regulatory mediators, as well as cytokines/chemokines...
January 15, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334397/recombinant-phosphatidylserine-binding-nanobodies-for-targeting-of-extracellular-vesicles-to-tumor-cells-a-plug-and-play-approach
#16
Sander A A Kooijmans, Jerney J J M Gitz-Francois, Raymond M Schiffelers, Pieter Vader
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are increasingly being recognized as candidate drug delivery systems due to their ability to functionally transfer biological cargo between cells. However, manipulation of targeting properties of EVs through engineering of the producer cells can be challenging and time-consuming. As a novel approach to confer tumor targeting properties to isolated EVs, we generated recombinant fusion proteins of nanobodies against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) fused to phosphatidylserine (PS)-binding domains of lactadherin (C1C2)...
January 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334221/extracellular-enzyme-composition-and-functional-characteristics-of-aspergillus-niger-an-76-induced-by-food-processing-byproducts-and-based-on-integrated-functional-omics
#17
Lin Liu, Weili Gong, Xiaomeng Sun, Guanjun Chen, Lushan Wang
Byproducts of food processing can be utilized for the production of high-value-added enzyme cocktails. In this study, we utilized integrated functional-omics technology to analyze composition and functional characteristics of extracellular enzymes produced by Aspergillus niger grown on food processing byproducts. The results showed that oligosaccharides constituted by arabinose, xylose, and glucose in wheat bran were able to efficiently induce the production of extracellular enzymes of A. niger. Compared with other substrates, wheat bran was more effective at inducing the secretion of β-glucosidases from GH1 and GH3 families, as well as >50% of proteases from A1-family aspartic proteases...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331337/elastin-in-lung-development-and-disease-pathogenesis
#18
REVIEW
Robert P Mecham
Elastin is expressed in most tissues that require elastic recoil. The protein first appeared coincident with the closed circulatory system, and was critical for the evolutionary success of the vertebrate lineage. Elastin is expressed by multiple cell types in the lung, including mesothelial cells in the pleura, smooth muscle cells in airways and blood vessels, endothelial cells, and interstitial fibroblasts. This highly crosslinked protein associates with fibrillin-containing microfibrils to form the elastic fiber, which is the physiological structure that functions in the extracellular matrix...
January 10, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331205/free-thyroxine-and-tsh-interact-with-secreted-protein-acidic-and-rich-in-cysteine-like-1-in-ischemic-stroke
#19
Wojciech Ambrosius, Justyna Rosinska, Slawomir Michalak, Maria Lukasik, Radoslaw Kazmierski, Wojciech Kozubski
The role of the thyroid gland in ischemic stroke pathology is not well understood. As thyroid hormones modulate the extracellular matrix, we explored the possible link between them and secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine like 1 (SC1) - one of the extracellular matrix molecules. In the 81 patients with acute ischemic stroke, serum SC1 levels were much higher compared with 30 control subjects: 4.47 vs 2.43ng/mL (p<0.001). Serum levels of free thyroxine (fT4) were higher in stroke subjects compared to those of controls (p=0...
January 6, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330728/analysis-of-plasma-tenascin-c-in-post-hcv-cirrhosis-a-prospective-study
#20
Jennifer H Benbow, April D Elam, Krista L Bossi, Danae L Massengill, Elizabeth Brandon-Warner, William E Anderson, Catherine R Culberson, Mark W Russo, Andrew S deLemos, Laura W Schrum
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis, one of the most common etiologies of liver cirrhosis in the Western world, is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma. To confirm and improve current effectiveness of screening and prognosis of patients with established cirrhosis, a credible, simple plasma biomarker is needed. Hepatic stellate cell activation, a pivotal event in cirrhosis development, results in increased secretion of extracellular matrix proteins, including tenascin-C (TnC)...
January 12, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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