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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872461/fibroblast-specific-inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-attenuates-lung-and-tumor-fibrosis
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Ying Wei, Thomas J Kim, David H Peng, Dana Duan, Don L Gibbons, Mitsuo Yamauchi, Julia R Jackson, Claude J Le Saux, Cheresa Calhoun, Jay Peters, Rik Derynck, Bradley J Backes, Harold A Chapman
TGF-β1 signaling is a critical driver of collagen accumulation and fibrotic disease but also a vital suppressor of inflammation and epithelial cell proliferation. The nature of this multifunctional cytokine has limited the development of global TGF-β1 signaling inhibitors as therapeutic agents. We conducted phenotypic screens for small molecules that inhibit TGF-β1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition without immediate TGF-β1 receptor (TβR) kinase inhibition. We identified trihydroxyphenolic compounds as potent blockers of TGF-β1 responses (IC50 ~50 nM), Snail1 expression, and collagen deposition in vivo in models of pulmonary fibrosis and collagen-dependent lung cancer metastasis...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864775/proteolytic-processing-of-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-in-the-extracellular-matrix-is-required-for-crosslinking-of-basement-membrane-collagen-iv
#2
Alberto J Lopez-Jimenez, Trayambak Basak, Roberto M Vanacore
Lysyl oxidase like 2 (LOXL2) is an enzyme secreted into the extracellular matrix that crosslinks collagens by mediating oxidative deamination of lysine residues. Our previous work demonstrated that this enzyme crosslinks the 7S domain, a structural domain that stabilizes collagen IV scaffolds in the basement membrane. In spite of its relevant role in extracellular matrix biosynthesis, little is known about the structural requirements of LOXL2 that enable collagen IV crosslinking. In this study, we demonstrate that LOXL2 is processed extracellularly by serine proteases, generating a 65 kDa form lacking the first two Scavenger Receptors Cysteine Rich domains...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859141/asporin-deficient-mice-have-tougher-skin-and-altered-skin-glycosaminoglycan-content-and-structure
#3
Marco Maccarana, René B Svensson, Anki Knutsson, Antonis Giannopoulos, Mea Pelkonen, MaryAnn Weis, David Eyre, Matthew Warman, Sebastian Kalamajski
The main structural component of connective tissues is fibrillar, cross-linked collagen whose fibrillogenesis can be modulated by Small Leucine-Rich Proteins/Proteoglycans (SLRPs). Not all SLRPs' effects on collagen and extracellular matrix in vivo have been elucidated; one of the less investigated SLRPs is asporin. Here we describe the successful generation of an Aspn-/- mouse model and the investigation of the Aspn-/- skin phenotype. Functionally, Aspn-/- mice had an increased skin mechanical toughness, although there were no structural changes present on histology or immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829846/racial-differences-in-the-extracellular-matrix-and-histone-acetylation-of-the-lamina-cribrosa-and-peripapillary-sclera
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Hae-Young Lopilly Park, Jie Hyun Kim, Younhea Jung, Chan Kee Park
Purpose: We investigated the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the lamina cribrosa (LC) and peripapillary sclera (PPS) and compared histone acetylation and related enzymes to identify racial differences between Korean and Caucasian donor eyes. Methods: Posterior segment tissues were obtained from 30 Caucasian donors and 42 age and axial length-matched Korean donors. Histone modification was assessed for histone deacetylase (HDAC) 2, HDAC3, and acetylated histone H3...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782046/circulating-loxl2-levels-reflect-severity-of-intestinal-fibrosis-and-galt-cd4-t-lymphocyte-depletion-in-treated-hiv-infection
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Sophie Seang, Anoma Somasunderam, Maitreyee Nigalye, Ma Somsouk, Timoty W Schacker, Joyce L Sanchez, Peter W Hunt, Netanya S Utay, Jordan E Lake
BACKGROUND: Incomplete immune reconstitution may occur despite successful antiretroviral therapy (ART). Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) fibrosis may contribute via local CD4(+) T lymphocyte depletion, intestinal barrier disruption, microbial translocation, and immune activation. METHODS: In a cross-sectional analysis, we measured circulating fibrosis biomarker levels on cryopreserved plasma from adult HIV-infected (HIV+) SCOPE study participants on suppressive ART who also had fibrosis quantification on recto-sigmoid biopsies...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764769/anabolic-role-of-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-in-cartilage-of-knee-and-temporomandibular-joints-with-osteoarthritis
#6
Weam Alshenibr, Mustafa M Tashkandi, Saqer F Alsaqer, Yazeed Alkheriji, Amelia Wise, Sadanand Fulzele, Pushkar Mehra, Mary B Goldring, Louis C Gerstenfeld, Manish V Bais
BACKGROUND: Lysyl oxidase like-2 (LOXL2) is a copper-dependent amine oxidase. Our previous studies showed that LOXL2 is elevated during mouse fracture healing. The goal of this study was to evaluate the potential of LOXL2 to act as an anabolic agent in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: LOXL2 was visualized in tissues from human knee and hip joints and temporomandibular joints (TMJ) by immunofluorescence. The activity of LOXL2 in human articular and TMJ chondrocytes was assessed by cell-based assays, microarray analysis, and RT-qPCR, and LOXL2-mediated activation of NF-κB and extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) signaling pathways was measured by western blotting...
August 2, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720577/lysyl-oxidase-like-protein-loxl2-promotes-lung-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
#7
Fernando Salvador, Alberto Martin, Celia López-Menéndez, Gema Moreno-Bueno, Vanesa Santos, Alberto Vazquez-Naharro, Patricia G Santamaría, Saleta Morales, Pierre Dubus, Laura Muinelo-Romay, Rafael López López, Jason C Tung, Valerie M Weaver, Francisco Portillo, Amparo Cano
The lysyl oxidase-like protein LOXL2 has been suggested to contribute to tumor progression and metastasis, but in vivo evidence has been lacking. Here we provide functional evidence that LOXL2 is a key driver of breast cancer metastasis in two conditional transgenic mouse models of PyMT-induced breast cancer. LOXL2 ablation in mammary tumor cells dramatically decreased lung metastasis, whereas LOXL2 overexpression promoted metastatic tumor growth. LOXL2 depletion or overexpression in tumor cells does not affect extracellular matrix stiffness or organization in primary and metastatic tumors, implying a function for LOXL2 independent of its conventional role in extracellular matrix remodeling...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698228/perturbations-to-lysyl-oxidase-expression-broadly-influence-the-transcriptome-of-lung-fibroblasts
#8
Ivana Mižíková, Francesco Palumbo, Tamás Tábi, Susanne Herold, István Vadász, Konstantin Mayer, Werner Seeger, Rory E Morty
Lysyl oxidases are credited with pathogenic roles in lung diseases, including cancer, fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Lysyl oxidases facilitate the covalent intra- and inter-molecular cross-linking of collagen and elastin fibers, thereby imparting tensile strength to the extracellular matrix (ECM). Alternative ECM-independent roles have recently been proposed for lysyl oxidases, including regulation of growth factor signaling, chromatin remodeling, and transcriptional regulation; all of which impact cell phenotype...
July 10, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677767/lysyl-oxidase%C3%A2-like-2-is-expressed-in-kidney-tissue-and-is-associated-with-the-progression-of-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis
#9
Sung-Eun Choi, Nara Jeon, Hoon Young Choi, Jae Il Shin, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Beom Jin Lim
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis is a common end point of chronic kidney diseases, and preventing its progression is key to avoiding renal failure. Transforming growth factor‑β (TGF‑β) and associated molecules promote tubulointerstitial fibrosis; however, effective therapies targeting these molecules have yet to be developed. Lysyl oxidase‑like 2 (LOXL2), which is involved in invasive growth and metastasis of malignant neoplasms, has recently been reported to serve a key role in hepatic and pulmonary fibrosis...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598820/role-of-loxl2-in-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-colorectal-cancer-metastasis
#10
Pil-Gu Park, Su Ji Jo, Min Jung Kim, Hyun Jeong Kim, Ji Hae Lee, Cheol Keun Park, Hyunki Kim, Kang Young Lee, Hoguen Kim, Jeon Han Park, Seung Myung Dong, Jae Myun Lee
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most dangerous types of malignant tumors, and cancer metastasis is a major factor in the failure of CRC therapy. Recently, LOXL2 (lysyl oxidase-like 2) has been shown to represent a regulator of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in different cancer types. However, LOXL2 has not been reported to be involved in CRC metastasis. In this study, we demonstrated that LOXL2 expression is strongly correlated with the rate of CRC metastasis, it participates in the regulation of EMT-related molecule expression in CRC cells in vitro, and it is involved in migratory potential alterations...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560446/prediction-of-marker-genes-associated-with-hypertension-by-bioinformatics-analyses
#11
Yuan Gao, Guo-Xian Qi, Zhi-Mei Jia, Ying-Xian Sun
This study aimed to explore the underlying marker genes associated with hypertension by bioinformatics analyses. A gene expression profile (GSE54015) was downloaded. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the normotensive female (NF) and hypertensive female (HF), and between the normotensive male (NM) and hypertensive male (HM) groups were analyzed. Gene Ontology (GO) and pathway enrichment analyses were performed, followed by protein-protein interaction (PPI) network construction. The transcription factors (TFs), and the common DEGs between the HF and HM groups were then analyzed...
July 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556501/a-three-gene-signature-from-protein-protein-interaction-network-of-loxl2-and-actin-related-proteins-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-prognosis
#12
Xiu-Hui Zhan, Ji-Wei Jiao, Hai-Feng Zhang, Chun-Quan Li, Jian-Mei Zhao, Lian-di Liao, Jian-Yi Wu, Bing-Li Wu, Zhi-Yong Wu, Shao-Hong Wang, Ze-Peng Du, Jin-Hui Shen, Hai-Ying Zou, Gera Neufeld, Li-Yan Xu, En-Min Li
Current staging is inadequate for predicting clinical outcome of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Aberrant expression of LOXL2 and actin-related proteins plays important roles in ESCC. Here, we aimed to develop a novel molecular signature that exceeds the power of the current staging system in predicting ESCC prognosis. We found that LOXL2 colocalized with filamentous actin in ESCC cells, and gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) showed that LOXL2 is related to the actin cytoskeleton. An ESCC-specific protein-protein interaction (PPI) network involving LOXL2 and actin-related proteins was generated based on genome-wide RNA-seq in 15 paired ESCC samples, and the prognostic significance of 14 core genes was analyzed...
July 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480218/magnetic-resonance-elastography-shear-wave-velocity-correlates-with-liver-fibrosis-and-hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-in-adults-with-advanced-liver-disease
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Ahmed M Gharib, Ma Ai Thanda Han, Eric G Meissner, David E Kleiner, Xiongce Zhao, Mary McLaughlin, Lindsay Matthews, Bisharah Rizvi, Khaled Z Abd-Elmoniem, Ralph Sinkus, Elliot Levy, Christopher Koh, Robert P Myers, G Mani Subramanian, Shyam Kottilil, Theo Heller, Joseph A Kovacs, Caryn G Morse
Background. Portal hypertension, an elevation in the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG), can be used to monitor disease progression and response to therapy in cirrhosis. Since obtaining HVPG measurements is invasive, reliable noninvasive methods of assessing portal hypertension are needed. Methods. Noninvasive markers of fibrosis, including magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) shear wave velocity, were correlated with histologic fibrosis and HVPG measurements in hepatitis C (HCV) and/or HIV-infected patients with advanced liver disease enrolled in a clinical trial of treatment with simtuzumab, an anti-LOXL2 antibody...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471663/identification-of-4-aminomethyl-6-trifluoromethyl-2-phenoxy-pyridine-derivatives-as-potent-selective-and-orally-efficacious-inhibitors-of-the-copper-dependent-amine-oxidase-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-loxl2
#14
Martin W Rowbottom, Gretchen Bain, Imelda Calderon, Taylor Lasof, David Lonergan, Andiliy Lai, Fei Huang, Janice Darlington, Patricia Prodanovich, Angelina M Santini, Christopher D King, Lance Goulet, Kristen E Shannon, Gina L Ma, Katherine Nguyen, Deidre A MacKenna, Jilly F Evans, John H Hutchinson
LOXL2 catalyzes the oxidative deamination of ε-amines of lysine and hydroxylysine residues within collagen and elastin, generating reactive aldehydes (allysine). Condensation with other allysines or lysines drives the formation of inter- and intramolecular cross-linkages, a process critical for the remodeling of the ECM. Dysregulation of this process can lead to fibrosis, and LOXL2 is known to be upregulated in fibrotic tissue. Small-molecules that directly inhibit LOXL2 catalytic activity represent a useful option for the treatment of fibrosis...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468951/insulin-resistance-promotes-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-induction-and-fibrosis-accumulation-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#15
Paola Dongiovanni, Marica Meroni, Guido Alessandro Baselli, Giulia Alessandra Bassani, Raffaela Rametta, Alessandro Pietrelli, Marco Maggioni, Federica Facciotti, Valentina Trunzo, Sara Badiali, Silvia Fargion, Stefano Gatti, Luca Valenti
In patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), insulin resistance (IR) associates with fibrosis progression independently of the hepatic inflammation, but the mechanisms are still unclear. We modeled the independent contribution of inflammation (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis: NASH) by exploiting the methionine-choline deficient (MCD) diet, and that of IR by insulin receptor (InsR) haploinsufficiency (InsR+/-) in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis in C57BL/6 mice. We confirmed the study findings in 96 patients with NAFLD...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449718/hif-1%C3%AE-promoted-vasculogenic-mimicry-formation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-loxl2-up-regulation-in-hypoxic-tumor-microenvironment
#16
Meili Wang, Xiulan Zhao, Dongwang Zhu, Tieju Liu, Xiaohui Liang, Fang Liu, Yanhui Zhang, Xueyi Dong, Baocun Sun
BACKGROUND: The incidence and mortality rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have steadily increased in recent years. A hypoxic microenvironment is one of the most important characteristics of solid tumors which has been shown to promote tumor metastasis, epithelial-mesenchymal transition and angiogenesis. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition and vasculogenic mimicry have been regarded as crucial contributing factors to cancer progression. HIF-1α functions as a master transcriptional regulator in the adaptive response to hypoxia...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435530/small-molecule-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-loxl2-inhibitors-the-identification-of-an-inhibitor-selective-for-loxl2-over-lox
#17
John H Hutchinson, Martin W Rowbottom, David Lonergan, Janice Darlington, Pat Prodanovich, Christopher D King, Jilly F Evans, Gretchen Bain
Two series of novel LOXL2 enzyme inhibitors are described: benzylamines substituted with electron withdrawing groups at the para-position and 2-substituted pyridine-4-ylmethanamines. The most potent compound, (2-chloropyridin-4-yl)methanamine 20 (hLOXL2 IC50 = 126 nM), was shown to be selective for LOXL2 over LOX and three other amine oxidases (MAO-A, MAO-B, and SSAO). Compound 20 is the first published small molecule inhibitor selective for LOXL2 over LOX.
April 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402931/habp2-p-g534e-variant-in-patients-with-family-history-of-thyroid-and-breast-cancer
#18
Maisa Pinheiro, Sandra Aparecida Drigo, Renata Tonhosolo, Sonia C S Andrade, Fabio Albuquerque Marchi, Igor Jurisica, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Maria Isabel Achatz, Silvia Regina Rogatto
Familial Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (PTC) has been described as a hereditary predisposition cancer syndrome associated with mutations in candidate genes including HABP2. Two of 20 probands from families with history of PTC and breast carcinoma (BC) were evaluated by whole exome sequencing (WES) revealing HABP2 p.G534E. Sanger sequencing was used to confirm the involvement of this variant in three families (F1: 7 relatives; F2: 3 and F3: 3). The proband and his sister (with no malignant tumor so far) from F1 were homozygous for the variant whereas one relative with PTC from F2 was negative for the variant...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332555/loxl2-drives-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-activation-of-ire1-xbp1-signalling-pathway
#19
Eva P Cuevas, Pilar Eraso, María J Mazón, Vanesa Santos, Gema Moreno-Bueno, Amparo Cano, Francisco Portillo
Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is a key process contributing to the aggressiveness of cancer cells. EMT is triggered by activation of different transcription factors collectively known as EMT-TFs. Different cellular cues and cell signalling networks activate EMT at transcriptional and posttranscriptional level in different biological and pathological situations. Among them, overexpression of LOXL2 (lysyl oxidase-like 2) induces EMT independent of its catalytic activity. Remarkably, perinuclear/cytoplasmic accumulation of LOXL2 is a poor prognosis marker of squamous cell carcinomas and is associated to basal breast cancer metastasis by mechanisms no yet fully understood...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330808/germline-genetic-biomarkers-of-sunitinib-efficacy-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-results-from-the-renal-effect-trial
#20
Robert J Motzer, Robert A Figlin, Jean-François Martini, Subramanian Hariharan, Neeraj Agarwal, Chun Xiao Li, J Andrew Williams, Thomas E Hutson
BACKGROUND: Sunitinib, the vascular endothelial growth factor pathway inhibitor, is an established standard-of-care for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This study aimed to assess correlations between candidate germline single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and sunitinib efficacy in patients from the RENAL EFFECT trial (NCT00267748), a randomized phase II study in patients with metastatic RCC comparing the 4-weeks-on/2-weeks-off schedule and a continuous daily dosing schedule. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Informed consent for pharmacogenetics research was obtained from 202 out of 289 treated patients in the trial...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
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