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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434170/establishment-and-characterization-of-novel-epithelial-like-cell-lines-derived-from-human-periodontal-ligament-tissue-in-vitro
#1
Kallapat Tansriratanawong, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Junko Toyomura, Soh Sato
In this study, novel human-derived epithelial-like cells (hEPLCs) lines were established from periodontal ligament (PDL) tissues, which were composed of a variety of cell types and exhibited complex cellular activities. To elucidate the putative features distinguishing these from epithelial rest of Malassez (ERM), we characterized hEPLCs based on cell lineage markers and tight junction protein expression. The aim of this study was, therefore, to establish and characterize hEPLCs lines from PDL tissues. The hEPLCs were isolated from PDL of third molar teeth...
April 22, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430012/zo-1-expression-is-suppressed-by-gm-csf-via-mir-96-erg-in-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Hu Zhang, Shuhong Zhang, Jilin Zhang, Dongxin Liu, Jiayi Wei, Wengang Fang, Weidong Zhao, Yuhua Chen, Deshu Shang
The level of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) increases in some disorders such as vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis. We previously reported that in Alzheimer's disease patients, a high level of GM-CSF in the brain parenchyma downregulated expression of ZO-1, a blood-brain barrier tight junction protein, and facilitated the infiltration of peripheral monocytes across the blood-brain barrier. However, the molecular mechanism underlying regulation of ZO-1 expression by GM-CSF is unclear...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428256/regulation-of-lung-endothelial-permeability-and-inflammatory-responses-by-prostaglandin-a2-role-of-ep4-receptor
#3
Tomomi Ohmura, Yufeng Tian, Nicolene Sarich, Yunbo Ke, Angelo Meliton, Alok S Shah, Katrin Andreasson, Konstantin G Birukov, Anna A Birukova
A role of prostaglandin A2 (PGA2) in modulation of vascular endothelial function remains unknown. We investigated effects of PGA2 on pulmonary endothelial cell (EC) permeability and inflammatory activation and identified a receptor mediating these effects. PGA2 enhanced the EC barrier and protected against barrier dysfunction caused by vasoactive peptide thrombin and proinflammatory bacterial wall lipopolysacharide (LPS). Receptor screening using pharmacologic and molecular inhibitory approaches identified EP4 as a novel PGA2 receptor...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428082/calcitonin-receptor-increases-invasion-of-prostate-cancer-cells-by-recruiting-zonula-occludens-1-and-promoting-pka-mediated-tj-disassembly
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Ahmed Aljamilee, Arvind Thakkar, Girish Shah
Almost all primary prostate cancers (PCs) and PC cell lines express calcitonin (CT) and/or its receptor (CTR), and their co-expression positively correlates with their invasiveness. Activation of the CT-CTR axis in non-invasive LNCaP cells induces an invasive phenotype. In contrast, silencing of CT/CTR expression in highly metastatic PC-3M cells markedly reduces their tumorigenicity and abolishes their ability to form distant metastases in nude mice. Our recent studies suggest that CTR interacts with zonula occludens 1 (ZO-1) through PDZ interaction to destabilize tight junctions and increase invasion of PC cells...
April 17, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425012/a-study-of-the-damage-of-the-intestinal-mucosa-barrier-structure-and-function-of-ctenopharyngodon-idella-with-aeromonas-hydrophila
#5
Wei-Guang Kong, Si-Si Li, Xiao-Xuan Chen, Yu-Qing Huang, Ying Tang, Zhi-Xin Wu
The aim of this study is to explore the effect of Aeromonas hydrophila on the intestinal mucosal barrier structure and intestinal permeability in grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Histopathological examinations showed that A. hydrophila induced severe intestinal lesions, including inflammatory cell infiltration and intestinal villus fusion and swelling. Messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of the inflammatory cytokines TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-8, IL-10 and MyD88 was significantly increased after infection with A. hydrophila...
April 19, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424321/the-drosophila-zo-1-protein-polychaetoid-suppresses-deltex-regulated-notch-activity-to-modulate-germline-stem-cell-niche-formation
#6
Hideyuki Shimizu, Marian B Wilkin, Simon A Woodcock, Alessandro Bonfini, Yvonne Hung, Sabine Mazaleyrat, Martin Baron
The developmental signalling protein Notch can be proteolytically activated following ligand-interaction at the cell surface, or can be activated independently of its ligands, following Deltex (Dx)-induced Notch endocytosis and trafficking to the lysosomal membrane. The means by which different pools of Notch are directed towards these alternative outcomes remains poorly understood. We found that the Drosophila ZO-1 protein Polychaetoid (Pyd) suppresses specifically the Dx-induced form of Notch activation both in vivo and in cell culture assays...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421347/tu-100-exerts-a-protective-effect-against-bacterial-translocation-by-maintaining-the-tight-junction
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Chie Takasu, Wubetu Gizachew Yismaw, Nobuhiro Kurita, Kozo Yoshikawa, Hideya Kashihara, Toru Kono, Mitsuo Shimada
PURPOSE: We previously reported that TU-100 suppresses irinotecan hydrochloride (CPT-11)-induced inflammatory cytokines and apoptosis. However, the mechanism underlying this effect has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to further clarify the mechanism of CPT-11-induced bacterial translocation (BT) and the effect of TU-100 on BT. METHODS: Cell cytotoxicity was assessed in vitro by a WST-8 assay. For the in vivo experiments, rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: the control group, the CPT-11 group (250 mg/kg i...
April 18, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418919/znf452-facilitates-tumor-proliferation-and-invasion-via-activating-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Xiupeng Zhang, Haijing Zhou, Yong Zhang, Lin Cai, Guiyang Jiang, Ailin Li, Yuan Miao, Qingchang Li, Xueshan Qiu, Enhua Wang
ZNF452 is a zinc-finger protein family member which contains an isolated SCAN (SRE-ZBP, CTfin51, AW-1 and Number 18 cDNA) zinc-finger domain. Despite the SCAN N-terminus domain is known to play a role in transcriptional regulation of genes involved in cell survival and differentiation, there are no precise cellular functions that have been assigned to ZNF452. In the present study, we found that either endogenous or exogenous ZNF452 was overexpressed in the cytoplasm of NSCLC cells and positive ratio of ZNF452 in NSCLC samples (50...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418915/mta1-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastasis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ke Ma, Yangwei Fan, Xuyuan Dong, Danfeng Dong, Yuyan Guo, Xin Wei, Jing Ning, Qianqian Geng, Chuying Wang, Yuan Hu, Mengya Li, Wenxia Niu, Enxiao Li, Yinying Wu
The present study assessed the role of metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) in epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells using a normal lung epithelium cell line, three NSCLC cell lines, a mouse NSCLC model, and 56 clinical NSCLC samples. We observed that MTA1 overexpression decreased cellular adhesion, promoted migration and invasion, and changed cytoskeletal polarity. MTA1 knockdown had the opposite effects. MTA1 overexpression decreased E-cadherin, Claudin-1, and ZO-1 levels and increased Vimentin expression in vitro and in vivo, through activation of AKT/GSK3β/β-catenin signaling...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416211/phenotypic-heterogeneity-of-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-in-passaged-cell-populations
#10
Rie Sonoi, Mee-Hae Kim, Kenta Yamada, Masahiro Kino-Oka
Human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells at different population doublings (PDs) were cultured for 28 days to examine their phenotypic heterogeneity in a confluent state. In an early population (PD = 2.8), cells showed a cobblestone-like appearance (type I), which gradually became small and tight, and eventually exhibited dark pigmentation. Some cells showed a dome-like structure (type II), which detached from the culture surface during culture. With increasing PD, the cells showed active migration that caused a shift in phenotype from a single layer of large, flattened cells (type III) to a multiple cell layers (stratified) with flattened, irregularly shaped cells (type IV)...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415724/pharmacological-inhibition-of-src-kinase-protects-against-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-murine-model-of-renal-ischemia-reperfusion
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Chongxiang Xiong, Xiujuan Zang, Xiaoxu Zhou, Lirong Liu, Monica V Masucci, Jinhua Tang, Xuezhu Li, Na Liu, George Bayliss, Ting C Zhao, Shougang Zhuang
Activation of Src kinase has been implicated in the pathogenesis of acute brain, liver, and lung injury. However, the role of Src in acute kidney injury (AKI) remains unestablished. To address this, we evaluated the effects of Src inhibition on renal dysfunction and pathological changes in a murine model of AKI induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). I/R injury to the kidney resulted in increased Src phosphorylation at tyrosine 416 (activation). Administration of PP1, a highly selective Src inhibitor, blocked Src phosphorylation, improved renal function and ameliorated renal pathological damage...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413908/molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-podocyte-emt-and-concomitant-diabetic-kidney-diseases-an-update
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Qidi Ying, Guanzhong Wu
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a tightly regulated process by which epithelial cells lose their hallmark epithelial characteristics and gain the features of mesenchymal cells. For podocytes, expression of nephrin, podocin, P-cadherin, and ZO-1 is downregulated, the slit diaphragm (SD) will be altered, and the actin cytoskeleton will be rearranged. Diabetes, especially hyperglycemia, has been demonstrated to incite podocyte EMT through several molecular mechanisms such as TGF-β/Smad classic pathway, Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, Integrins/integrin-linked kinase (ILK) signaling pathway, MAPKs signaling pathway, Jagged/Notch signaling pathway, and NF-κB signaling pathway...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412402/flavonoid-composition-of-orange-peel-extract-ameliorates-alcohol-induced-tight-junction-dysfunction-in-caco-2-monolayer
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Xiu-Min Chen, David D Kitts
Dry citrus peels, also known as "chenpi", have been traditionally used to treat and relieve intestinal inflammation. Recently we have reported that orange peel extracts (OPE) which contain relatively greater polymethoxylated flavone (PMF) content exhibit superior antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in vitro. Moreover, these bioactivities were notably greater than an equivalent flavonoid mixture (FM). The present study compares the effects of different OPE sources with distinct PMF composition on tight junction (TJ) dysfunction induced by ethanol...
April 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406972/disruption-of-outer-blood-retinal-barrier-by-toxoplasma-gondii-infected-monocytes-is-mediated-by-paracrinely-activated-fak-signaling
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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/28406732/black-adzuki-bean-vigna-angularis-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-colon-inflammation-in-mice
#15
Jin-Seon Yook, Kyung-Ah Kim, Mina Kim, Youn-Soo Cha
Adzuki beans (Vigna angularis), one of the most important legume crops in East Asia, have been shown to possess potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in mice. Here, we investigated the effects of black adzuki bean (BAB) on colon inflammation triggered by high-fat diet (HD)-induced obesity in mice. We also isolated lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated peritoneal macrophages and assessed inflammation-related parameters. We found that BAB decreased the concentrations of LPS and various circulating proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, and IL-6 in mice with HD-induced obesity...
April 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405720/ceramide-synthase-2-deficiency-aggravates-aom-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice-role-of-colon-barrier-integrity
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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/28400842/tongxinluo-regulates-expression-of-tight-junction-proteins-and-alleviates-endothelial-cell-monolayer-hyperpermeability-via-erk-1-2-signaling-pathway-in-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#17
Chengcheng Chang, Hongli Liu, Cong Wei, Liping Chang, Junqing Liang, Hongying Bei, Hongrong Li, Shen Liu, Yiling Wu
Vascular hyperpermeability resulting from distortion of endothelial junctions is associated with a number of cardiovascular diseases. Endothelial tight junction regulates the paracellular permeability of macromolecules, a function of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC) monolayers that can be regulated by oxidized Low-density Lipoprotein (ox-LDL). However, the understanding of drug regulation of vascular hyperpermeability is so far limited. This study thus aimed to investigate the role of Tongxinluo (TXL) in the maintenance of the vascular endothelial paracellular permeability...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395914/structurally-and-functionally-characterized-in-vitro-model-of-rabbit-vocal-fold-epithelium
#18
Masanobu Mizuta, Takashi Kurita, Emily E Kimball, Bernard Rousseau
In this paper, we describe a method for primary culture of a well differentiated electrically tight rabbit vocal fold epithelial cell multilayer and the measurement of transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) for the evaluation of epithelial barrier function in vitro. Rabbit larynges were harvested and enzymatically treated to isolate vocal fold epithelial cells and to establish primary culture. Vocal fold epithelial cells were co-cultured with mitomycin C-treated feeder cells on collagen-coated plates...
March 24, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395299/multimodal-fundus-imaging-of-sodium-iodate-treated-mice-informs-rpe-susceptibility-and-origins-of-increased-fundus-autofluorescence
#19
Jin Zhao, Hye Jin Kim, Janet R Sparrow
Purpose: By multimodal imaging, and the use of mouse and in vitro models, we have addressed changes in fundus autofluorescence (488 and 790 nm) and observed interactions between the photooxidative stress imposed by RPE bisretinoid lipofuscin and the oxidative impact of systemic sodium iodate (NaIO3). Methods: Abca4-/-, wild-type, and Rpe65rd12 mice were given systemic injections of NaIO3 (30 mg/kg). Analysis included noninvasive imaging of fundus autofluorescence (short-wavelength [SW-AF]; near-infrared excitation [NIR-AF]), quantitative fundus AF (qAF; 488 nm); light microscopy, RPE flat-mounts and measurements of outer nuclear layer (ONL) thickness...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391269/rebeccamycin-attenuates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-by-inhibiting-myosin-light-chain-kinase-production
#20
Akihiro Watari, Yuta Sakamoto, Kota Hisaie, Kazuki Iwamoto, Miho Fueta, Kiyohito Yagi, Masuo Kondoh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although proinflammatory cytokine-induced disruption of intestinal epithelial barrier integrity is associated with intestinal inflammatory disease, effective treatment for barrier dysfunction is lacking. Previously, we demonstrated that rebeccamycin alleviates epithelial barrier dysfunction induced by inflammatory cytokines in Caco-2 cell monolayers; however, the underlying mechanism remained unclear. Here, we investigated the mechanism by which rebeccamycin protects the epithelial barrier function of Caco-2 cells exposed to TNF-α...
April 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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