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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533486/galectin-3-acts-as-an-angiogenic-switch-to-induce-tumor-angiogenesis-via-jagged-1-notch-activation
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Sofia Nascimento Dos Santos, Helen Sheldon, Jonathas Xavier Pereira, Christopher Paluch, Esther M Bridges, Márcia Curry El-Cheikh, Adrian L Harris, Emerson Soares Bernardes
Angiogenesis is a coordinated process tightly regulated by the balance between Delta-like-4 (DLL4) and Jagged-1 (JAG1) in endothelial cells. Here we show that galectin-3 (gal-3), a glycan-binding protein secreted by cancer cells under hypoxic conditions, triggers sprouting angiogenesis, assisted by hypoxic changes in the glycosylation status of endothelial cells that enhance binding to gal-3. Galectin-3's proangiogenic functions were found to be predominantly dependent on the Notch ligand JAG1. Differential direct binding to JAG1 was shown by surface plasmon resonance assay...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525549/the-change-in-circulating-galectin-3-predicts-absence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-thoracoscopic-surgical-ablation
#2
Wouter R Berger, Benoît Jagu, Nicoline W E van den Berg, Dean R P P Chan Pin Yin, Jan P van Straalen, Onno J de Boer, Antoine H G Driessen, Jolien Neefs, Sébastien P J Krul, WimJan P van Boven, Allard C van der Wal, Joris R de Groot
Aims: Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is an important mediator of cardiac fibrosis, particularly in heart failure. Increased Gal-3 concentration (Gal-3), associated with increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), may reflect atrial fibrotic remodelling underlying AF progression. We aimed to investigate whether the change in serum Gal-3 reflects alterations of the arrhythmogenic atrial substrate following thoracoscopic AF surgery, and predicts absence of AF. Methods and results: Consecutive patients undergoing thoracoscopic AF surgery were included...
May 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520808/proteomic-analysis-of-biomphalaria-glabrata-plasma-proteins-with-binding-affinity-to-those-expressed-by-early-developing-larval-schistosoma-mansoni
#3
Xiao-Jun Wu, Nathalie Dinguirard, Grzegorz Sabat, Hong-di Lui, Laura Gonzalez, Michael Gehring, Utibe Bickham-Wright, Timothy P Yoshino
Interactions between early developing Schistosoma mansoni larval stages and the hemolymph of its snail intermediate host represent the first molecular encounter with the snail's immune system. To gain a more comprehensive understanding of this early parasite-host interaction, biotinylated sporocyst tegumental membrane (Mem) proteins and larval transformation proteins (LTP) were affixed to streptavidin-agarose beads and used as affinity matrices to enrich for larval-reactive plasma proteins from susceptible (NMRI) and resistant (BS-90) strains of the snail Biomphalaria glabrata...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512739/normal-develompent-of-spinal-axons-in-early-embryo-stages-and-posterior-locomotor-function-is-independent-of-gal-1
#4
Juana M Pasquini, Francisco J Barrantes, Héctor R Quintá
It was recently described that Galectin-1 (Gal-1) promotes axonal growth after spinal cord injury. This effect depends on protein dimerization, since monomeric Gal-1 fails to stimulate axonal re-growth. Gal-1 is expressed in vivo at concentrations that favor the monomeric species. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether endogenous Gal-1 is required for spinal axon development and normal locomotor behavior in mice. In order to characterize axonal development, we used a novel combination of 3-DISCO technique with 1-photon microscopy and epifluorescence microscopy under high power LED illumination, followed by serial image section deconvolution and 3-D reconstruction...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500071/activated-microglia-desialylate-and-phagocytose-cells-via-neuraminidase-galectin-3-and-mer-tyrosine-kinase
#5
Koji Nomura, Anna Vilalta, David H Allendorf, Tamara C Hornik, Guy C Brown
Activated microglia can phagocytose dying, stressed, or excess neurons and synapses via the phagocytic receptor Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK). Galectin-3 (Gal-3) can cross-link surface glycoproteins by binding galactose residues that are normally hidden below terminal sialic acid residues. Gal-3 was recently reported to opsonize cells via activating MerTK. We found that LPS-activated BV-2 microglia rapidly released Gal-3, which was blocked by calcineurin inhibitors. Gal-3 bound to MerTK on microglia and to stressed PC12 (neuron-like) cells, and it increased microglial phagocytosis of PC12 cells or primary neurons, which was blocked by inhibition of MerTK...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498622/regulation-of-raw264-7-macrophage-polarization-on-smooth-and-rough-surface-topographies-by-galectin-3
#6
F Kianoush, M Nematollahi, J D Waterfield, D M Brunette
Recognition of topographical features induces phenotypic changes in macrophages although the receptors and signaling pathways are not completely characterized. As integrin molecules in focal adhesions/podosomes are in intimate contact with topography and topography modulates the NFkB pathway through cholesterol enriched raft-associated adhesive signaling structures we hypothesized that a cell-surface signaling complex comprised of galectin-3 together with its ligand CD98 and integrinβ1 is important for topography-directed lineage determination...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498470/novel-role-of-semaphorin%C3%A2-3a-in-the-growth-and-progression-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Xuedong Li, Qing Chen, Dan Yin, Shiming Shi, Lei Yu, Shaolai Zhou, Erbao Chen, Zhengjun Zhou, Yinghong Shi, Jia Fan, Jian Zhou, Zhi Dai
Semaphorin 3A (SEMA3A), a secretory protein, is a founding member of the semaphorin family and functions in both the biological behavior of tumor cells and the modulation of tumor-associated macrophages. However, the role of SEMA3A in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still not well established. In the present study, we investigated the expression levels of SEMA3A in 80 HCC tissues and cell lines, using RT-qPCR, western blotting and immunohistochemistry. Expression profile analysis revealed that SEMA3A was significantly overexpressed in human HCC patients and positively correlated with the metastatic potential of HCC cells...
May 2, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493232/anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-biomarkers-and-omics-technology-in-the-era-of-patient-specific-care
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Shayan Moazeni, Martin Cadeiras, Eric H Yang, Mario C Deng, Kim-Lien Nguyen
Anthracyclines are highly effective against a variety of malignancies. However, their dose-dependent cardiotoxic effects can potentially limit their use. In the past decade, serum biomarkers have been used to diagnose, monitor, predict, and prognosticate disease. Biomarkers such as cardiac troponin and natriuretic peptides have some predictive value, but still lack reliability in this patient population. Novel biomarkers such as galectin-3, soluble ST-2 proteins, myeloperoxidase, and fibrocytes are being explored as potential biomarkers to reliably predict the onset of cardiotoxicity...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491088/novel-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-risk-prediction
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REVIEW
Juan Wang, Guo-Juan Tan, Li-Na Han, Yong-Yi Bai, Miao He, Hong-Bin Liu
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The primary prevention of CVD is dependent upon the ability to identify high-risk individuals long before the development of overt events. This highlights the need for accurate risk stratification. An increasing number of novel biomarkers have been identified to predict cardiovascular events. Biomarkers play a critical role in the definition, prognostication, and decision-making regarding the management of cardiovascular events...
February 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487598/potential-hepatoprotective-role-of-galectin-3-during-hcv-infection-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
#10
Ruzica Lukic, Nevena Gajovic, Ivan Jovanovic, Milena Jurisevic, Zeljko Mijailovic, Veljko Maric, Biljana Popovska Jovicic, Nebojsa Arsenijevic
Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), one of the greatest causes of liver disease, is a frequent complication in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis. ESRD is defined as decreased glomerular filtration and also accompanied by impaired function of the immune system. Galectin-3 is a β-galactoside-binding lectin, involved in various biological processes including pathogenesis of chronic renal disease. The aim of our study was to estimate disease severity in ESRD HCV(+) patients and analyze the serum concentrations of IL-1β, IL-4, IL-23, and IL-6; anti-HCV antibodies; and galectin-3...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487369/n-glycosylation-affects-the-stability-and-barrier-function-of-the-muc16-mucin
#11
Takazumi Taniguchi, Ashley M Woodward, Paula Magnelli, Nicole M McColgan, Sylvain Lehoux, Sarah Melissa P Jacobo, Jérôme Mauris, Pablo Argüeso
Transmembrane mucins are highly O-glycosylated glycoproteins that coat the apical glycocalyx on mucosal surfaces and represent the first line of cellular defense against infection and injury. Relatively low levels of N-glycans are found on transmembrane mucins, and their structure and function remains poorly characterized. We previously reported that carbohydrate-dependent interactions of transmembrane mucins with galectin-3 contribute to maintain the epithelial barrier at the ocular surface. Now, using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, we report that transmembrane mucin N-glycans in differentiated human corneal epithelial cells contain primarily complex-type structures with N-acetyllactosamine, a preferred galectin ligand...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484683/alterations-of-the-coxiella-burnetii-replicative-vacuole-membrane-integrity-and-interplay-with-the-autophagy-pathway
#12
María E Mansilla Pareja, Antonino Bongiovanni, Frank Lafont, María I Colombo
Coxiella burnetii, the etiologic agent of Q fever, is a Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacterium. It has been previously described that both the endocytic and autophagic pathways contribute to the Coxiella replicative vacuole (CRV) generation. Galectins are β-galactoside-binding lectins that accumulate in the cytosol before being secreted via a non-conventional secretory pathway. It has been shown that Galectin-3, -8, -9 monitor bacteria vacuolar rupture and endosomal and lysosomal loss of membrane integrity through binding of host glycans exposed in the cytoplasm after membrane damage...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475007/tim-3-plays-a-more-important-role-than-pd-1-in-the-functional-impairments-of-cytotoxic-t-cells-of-malignant-schwannomas
#13
Zhao Li, Xiaobing Liu, Rongbin Guo, Pengfei Wang
Cancer immunotherapy using cytotoxic T cells demonstrates dramatic survival benefits in lymphomas, but its efficacy in solid tumors is limited. Here, we investigated the possibility of using cytotoxic T cells to treat malignant Schwannoma, a rare but aggressive nerve sheath tumor, by examining the native T-cell immunity in the host. We found that compared to CD8(+) T cells from healthy controls or benign Schwannoma patients, the CD8(+) T cells from malignant Schwannoma patients were present at normal frequencies but were substantially enriched with PD-1(-)TIM-3(+) and PD-1(+)TIM-3(+) cells...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473691/notochordal-and-nucleus-pulposus-marker-expression-is-maintained-by-sub-populations-of-adult-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells-through-aging-and-degeneration
#14
Stephen M Richardson, Francesca E Ludwinski, Kanna K Gnanalingham, Ross A Atkinson, Anthony J Freemont, Judith A Hoyland
The nucleus pulposus (NP) of the intervertebral disc (IVD) demonstrates substantial changes in cell and matrix composition with both ageing and degeneration. While recent transcriptomic profiling studies have helped define human NP cell phenotype, it remains unclear how expression of these markers is influenced by ageing or degeneration. Furthermore, cells of the NP are thought to derive from the notochord, although adult NP lacks identifiable notochordal (NC) cells. This study aimed to confirm expression of previously identified NP and NC marker genes in adult human NP cells from a range of ages and degenerate states...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473265/short-term-serial-measurement-of-galectin-3-in-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#15
Juan Sánchez-Serna, María T Pérez-Martínez, M Carmen Asensio-López, Teresa Casas, José A Noguera, Domingo A Pascual-Figal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472764/comparative-analysis-of-diagnostic-performance-feasibility-and-cost-of-different-test-methods-for-thyroid-nodules-with-indeterminate-cytology
#16
Salvatore Sciacchitano, Luca Lavra, Alessandra Ulivieri, Fiorenza Magi, Gian Paolo De Francesco, Carlo Bellotti, Leila B Salehi, Maria Trovato, Carlo Drago, Armando Bartolazzi
Since it is impossible to recognize malignancy at fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology in indeterminate thyroid nodules, surgery is recommended for all of them. However, cancer rate at final histology is <30%. Many different test-methods have been proposed to increase diagnostic accuracy in such lesions, including Galectin-3-ICC (GAL-3-ICC), BRAF mutation analysis (BRAF), Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) alone and GEC+BRAF, mutation/fusion (M/F) panel, alone, M/F panel+miRNA GEC, and M/F panel by next generation sequencing (NGS), FDG-PET/CT, MIBI-Scan and TSHR mRNA blood assay...
April 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471381/galectin-3-in-peripheral-artery-disease-relationships-with-markers-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
#17
Isabel Fort-Gallifa, Anna Hernández-Aguilera, Anabel García-Heredia, Noemí Cabré, Fedra Luciano-Mateo, Josep M Simó, Vicente Martín-Paredero, Jordi Camps, Jorge Joven
Galectin-3 is a modulator of oxidative stress, inflammation, and fibrogenesis involved in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases. The present study sought to characterize, in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), the localization of galectin-3 in arterial tissue, and to analyze the relationships between the circulating levels of galectin-3 and oxidative stress and inflammation. It also sought to compare the diagnostic accuracy of galectin-3 with that of other biochemical markers of this disease. We analyzed femoral or popliteal arteries from 50 PAD patients, and four control arteries...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469279/spindle-pole-cohesion-requires-glycosylation-mediated-localization-of-numa
#18
Jérémy Magescas, Lucie Sengmanivong, Amandine Viau, Adeline Mayeux, Tien Dang, Martine Burtin, Ulf J Nilsson, Hakon Leffler, Françoise Poirier, Fabiola Terzi, Delphine Delacour
Glycosylation is critical for the regulation of several cellular processes. One glycosylation pathway, the unusual O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine glycosylation (O-GlcNAcylation) has been shown to be required for proper mitosis, likely through a subset of proteins that are O-GlcNAcylated during metaphase. As lectins bind glycosylated proteins, we asked if specific lectins interact with mitotic O-GlcNAcylated proteins during metaphase to ensure correct cell division. Galectin-3, a small soluble lectin of the Galectin family, is an excellent candidate, as it has been previously described as a transient centrosomal component in interphase and mitotic epithelial cells...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468272/clinical-correlates-and-prognostic-value-of-plasma-galectin-3-levels-in-degenerative-aortic-stenosis-a-single-center-prospective-study-of-patients-referred-for-invasive-treatment
#19
Beata Bobrowska, Ewa Wieczorek-Surdacka, Olga Kruszelnicka, Bernadeta Chyrchel, Andrzej Surdacki, Dariusz Dudek
Galectin-3 (Gal-3), a β-galactoside-binding lectin, has been implicated in myocardial fibrosis, development of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and transition from compensated LV hypertrophy to overt heart failure (HF), being a novel prognostic marker in HF. Risk stratification is crucial for the choice of the optimal therapy in degenerative aortic stenosis (AS), affecting elderly subjects with coexistent diseases. Our aim was to assess correlates and prognostic value of circulating Gal-3 in real-world patients with degenerative AS referred for invasive treatment...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460523/block-sequence-specific-glycopolypeptides-with-selective-lectin-binding-properties
#20
Cristina Lavilla, Gokhan Yilmaz, Veselina Uzunova, Richard Napier, C Remzi Becer, Andreas Heise
Glycopolypeptides with defined block sequences were prepared by sequential addition of two different N-carboxyanhydrides (NCAs), followed by selective deprotection and functionalization of predefined positions within the polypeptide backbone. The sequential arrangement of the galactose units and the block-sequence length have been systematically varied. All the glycopolypeptides have been obtained with a similar overall composition and comparable molecular weights. Circular dichroism measurements revealed some dependence of the secondary structure on the primary composition of the glycopolypeptides at physiological pH...
May 11, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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