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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811803/a-study-of-galactin-3-on-fine-needle-aspiration-as-a-diagnostic-marker-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-thyroid-neoplasm
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Alliya Muzafar, Mulazim Hussain Bukhari, Ihtesham Uddin Qureshi
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Thyroid nodules are very common in our setup and their diagnosis on fine needle aspiration is not easy and is a taxing affair. It is a challenge to differentiate between follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma without histology. Our objective was to investigate the role of Galectin-3 in fine needle aspirates of thyroid nodules as a prospective diagnostic marker and consequently its ability to differentiate benign from malignant neoplasms. METHODS: The research was conducted at the department of Pathology, King Edward Medical University, in association with other teaching institutions of Lahore from June 2012 to July 2014...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810662/galectin-9-binds-to-o-glycans-on-protein-disulfide-isomerase
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Katrin Schaefer, Nicholas E Webb, Mabel Pang, Jenny E Hernandez-Davies, Katharine P Lee, Pascual Gonzalez, Martin V Douglass, Benhur Lee, Linda G Baum
Changes in the T cell surface redox environment regulate critical cell functions, such as cell migration, viral entry and cytokine production. Cell surface protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) contributes to the regulation of T cell surface redox status. Cell surface PDI can be released into the extracellular milieu or can be internalized by T cells. We have found that galectin-9, a soluble lectin expressed by T cells, endothelial cells and dendritic cells, binds to and retains PDI on the cell surface. While endogenous galectin-9 is not required for basal cell surface PDI expression, exogenous galectin-9 mediated retention of cell surface PDI shifted the disulfide/thiol equilibrium on the T cell surface...
September 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801238/a-co-inhibitory-alliance-in-myeloid-leukemia-tim-3-galectin-9-complex-as-a-new-target-for-checkpoint-blockade-therapy
#3
M Alper Kursunel, Gunes Esendagli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 4, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800954/a-tim-3-oligonucleotide-aptamer-enhances-t-cell-functions-and-potentiates-tumor-immunity-in-mice
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Tal Gefen, Iris Castro, Darija Muharemagic, Yvonne Puplampu-Dove, Shradha Patel, Eli Gilboa
T cell immunoglobulin-3 (TIM-3) is a negative regulator of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) secreting CD4(+) T cells and CD8(+) T cytotoxic cells. Recent studies have highlighted the role of TIM-3 as an important mediator of CD8(+) T cell exhaustion in the setting of chronic viral infections and cancer. In murine tumor models, antibody blockade of TIM-3 with anti-TIM-3 antibodies as monotherapy has no or minimal antitumor activity, suggesting that TIM-3 signaling exerts an accessory or amplifying effect in keeping immune responses in check...
August 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772217/interaction-between-galectin-9-tim-3-pathway-and-follicular-helper-cd4-t-cells-contributes-to-viral-persistence-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Ya Zhuo, Yi-Fu Zhang, Hong-Jie Wu, Lei Qin, Yan-Ping Wang, A-Min Liu, Xin-Hong Wang
Both Galectin 9 (Gal-9)/T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-containing protein 3 (TIM-3) pathway and follicular helper CD4(+) T (Tfh) cells play important roles in persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Thus, we aimed to investigate the regulatory role of interaction between Gal-9/TIM-3 pathway and Tfh cells in chronic hepatitis C. A total of 44 chronic hepatitis C patients and 19 normal controls (NCs) were enrolled in this study. Purified CD4(+) T cells were cultured by TIM-3 Fc protein, recombinant Gal-9, or IL-21 for 48h...
July 31, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756232/tim3-galectin-9-alleviates-the-inflammation-of-tao-patients-via-suppressing-akt-nf-kb-signaling-pathway
#6
Lihua Luo, Dongmei Li, Kang Wang, Shuang Li, Jigang Yang, Chunlin Li, Wei Feng, Hong Guo
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is an autoimmune disease. Studies showed that T helper 1 (Th1), Th2, and Th17 cells play important roles in the pathology of TAO. Tim-3 and its only known ligand Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is related to the suppression of Th1 and Th17 cytokine secretion. This study aims to investigate the role of Tim3/Gal-9 in the inflammatory response of TAO. In this study, the levels of Tim3, Gal-9, and cytokines of Th1 (TNF-α and IFN-γ), Th2 (IL-4), and Th17 (IL-17) cells were analyzed in the blood samples of TAO patients and healthy controls as well as in orbital fibroblasts...
July 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750861/the-tim-3-galectin-9-secretory-pathway-is-involved-in-the-immune-escape-of-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Isabel Gonçalves Silva, Inna M Yasinska, Svetlana S Sakhnevych, Walter Fiedler, Jasmin Wellbrock, Marco Bardelli, Luca Varani, Rohanah Hussain, Giuliano Siligardi, Giacomo Ceccone, Steffen M Berger, Yuri A Ushkaryov, Bernhard F Gibbs, Elizaveta Fasler-Kan, Vadim V Sumbayev
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a severe and often fatal systemic malignancy. Malignant cells are capable of escaping host immune surveillance by inactivating cytotoxic lymphoid cells. In this work we discovered a fundamental molecular pathway, which includes ligand-dependent activation of ectopically expressed latrophilin 1 and possibly other G-protein coupled receptors leading to increased translation and exocytosis of the immune receptor Tim-3 and its ligand galectin-9. This occurs in a protein kinase C and mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin)-dependent manner...
August 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748853/pingyangmycin-pretreatment-influences-the-biological-behavior-of-ocular-venous-malformation-and-relates-with-galectin-3-expression
#8
Jin Li, Jun-Bo Qiao, Qiu-Yu Liu
BACKGROUND: Galectin-3 (Gal-3) plays a role in the mechanisms underlying ocular venous malformation. We conducted this study to investigate the effect of pingyangmycin pretreatment on the Gal-3 expressions and biological behavior of ocular venous malformation. METHODS: Tissue samples were collected from 136 patients with ocular venous malformation. Patients were randomly divided into pingyangmycin (n = 69) and nonpingyangmycin group (n = 67). Patients in the pingyangmycin group received a local injection of 0...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705047/galectin-3-correlates-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-and-predicts-the-risk-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-implantable-defibrillators
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Fahrettin Oz, Imran Onur, Ali Elitok, Evin Ademoglu, Ibrahim Altun, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Kamil Adalet
Background Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a heritable disorder characterized by fibro-fatty replacement of right ventricular myocytes, increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. Galectin-3 (GAL3) is known to play an important role in a number of fibrotic conditions, including cardiac fibrosis. Many studies have focused on the association between GAL3 levels and cardiac fibrosis in heart failure. However, the role of GAL3 in the pathogenesis of ARVD and ventricular arrhythmias has not yet been evaluated thoroughly...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704475/protective-effect-of-galectin-9-in-murine-model-of-lung-emphysema-involvement-of-neutrophil-migration-and-mmp-9-production
#10
Yuko Horio, Hidenori Ichiyasu, Keisuke Kojima, Naoki Saita, Yohei Migiyama, Toyohisa Iriki, Kazuhiko Fujii, Toshiro Niki, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Hirotsugu Kohrogi
PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by irreversible airflow obstruction and pulmonary emphysema. Persistent inflammation and remodeling of the lungs and airways result in reduced lung function and a lower quality of life. Galectin (Gal)-9 plays a crucial role as an immune modulator in various diseases. However, its role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary emphysema is unknown. This study investigates whether Gal-9 is involved in pulmonary inflammation and changes in emphysema in a porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE)-induced emphysema model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687490/x-ray-structure-of-a-protease-resistant-mutant-form-of-human-galectin-9-having-two-carbohydrate-recognition-domains-with-a-metal-binding-site
#11
Hiromi Yoshida, Nozomu Nishi, Kenji Wada, Takanori Nakamura, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Naoyuki Kuwabara, Ryuichi Kato, Shigehiro Kamitori
Galectin-9 (G9) is a tandem-repeat type β-galactoside-specific animal lectin having N-terminal and C-terminal carbohydrate recognition domains (N-CRD and C-CRD, respectively) joined by a linker peptide that is involved in the immune system. G9 is divalent in glycan binding, and structural information about the spatial arrangement of the two CRDs is very important for elucidating its biological functions. As G9 is protease sensitive due to the long linker, the protease-resistant mutant form of G9 (G9Null) was developed by modification of the linker peptide, while retaining its biological functions...
September 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657598/secretion-of-ifn-%C3%AE-associated-with-galectin-9-production-by-pleural-fluid-cells-from-a-patient-with-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis
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Jingge Zhao, Beata Shiratori, Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Makoto Matsumoto, Toshiro Niki, Michinori Tanaka, Yayoi Takahashi, Osumu Usami, Yugo Ashino, Toshio Hattori
In this study, we investigated the role of a matricellular protein galectin-9 (Gal-9) in pleural effusion related to tuberculosis (TB). Plasma and pleural fluid of a patient with extrapulmonary TB were analyzed for cytokine content by ELISA and Luminex. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and pleural fluid cells (PFCs) were examined for interferon-γ (IFN-γ) secretion by the enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay or IFN-γ ELISA, for apoptosis and necrosis by Cell Death Detection ELISA, and also underwent cell sorting...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656219/induction-of-apoptosis-by-galectin-9-in-liver-metastatic-cancer-cells-in-vitro-study
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Tomoko Tadokoro, Shintaro Fujihara, Taiga Chiyo, Kyoko Oura, Eri Samukawa, Yoshimi Yamana, Koji Fujita, Shima Mimura, Teppei Sakamoto, Takako Nomura, Joji Tani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Asahiro Morishita, Takashi Himoto, Hisakazu Iwama, Toshiro Niki, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Tsutomu Masaki
Liver metastasis from gastrointestinal cancer defines a patient's prognosis. Despite medical developments, pancreatic cancer with liver metastasis confers a very poor prognosis. Galectin-9 (Gal‑9) is a tandem-repeat-type galectin that has recently been demonstrated to exert antitumor effects on various types of cancer cells by inducing apoptosis. However, the apoptotic pathway of Gal‑9 in solid tumors is unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of Gal‑9 on human liver metastasis from pancreatic cancer...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629160/structural-characterization-of-a-rhamnogalacturonan-i-domain-from-ginseng-and-its-inhibitory-effect-on-galectin-3
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Huimin Shi, Li Yu, Yun Shi, Jiaojiao Lu, He Teng, Yifa Zhou, Lin Sun
A rhamnogalacturonan I domain, named RG-I-3A, was prepared from ginseng pectin by pectinase digestion and chromatography separation. Monosaccharide composition analysis revealed that it was mainly composed of galacturonic acid, rhamnose, galactose, and arabinose in a molar ratio of 32.5:11.2:31.9:16.5, with a molecular weight of 50 kDa. Partial acid hydrolysis, monoclonal antibody detection, and NMR spectra analysis suggested RG-I-3A was composed of →4)-α-GalpA-(1→2)-α-Rhap-(1→disaccharide repeating units as backbone, with β-1,4-galactan, α-1,5-arabinan, AG-I, and AG-II side chains substituted via the O-4 of Rhap...
June 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620605/regulation-of-eosinophil-recruitment-and-activation-by-galectins-in-allergic-asthma
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Savita P Rao, Xiao Na Ge, P Sriramarao
Eosinophils are differentiated granulocytes that are recruited from the bone marrow to sites of inflammation via the vascular system. Allergic asthma is characterized by the presence of large numbers of eosinophils in the lungs and airways. Due to their capacity to rapidly release inflammatory mediators such as cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, and cytotoxic granule proteins upon stimulation, eosinophils play a critical role in pro-inflammatory processes in allergen-exposed lungs. Identifying key players and understanding the molecular mechanisms directing eosinophil trafficking and recruitment to inflamed airways is a key to developing therapeutic strategies to limit their influx...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618039/serum-galectin-9-levels-are-correlated-to-liver-fibrosis-regardless-of-chronic-inflammation-or-hepatocellular-carcinoma-complications
#16
Koji Fujita, Toshiro Niki, Takako Nomura, Kyoko Oura, Tomoko Tadokoro, Teppei Sakamoto, Joji Tani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Asahiro Morishita, Noriyuki Kuroda, Takeshi Arai, Naoki Nishimoto, Takashi Himoto, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Tsutomu Masaki
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Chronic liver diseases (CLDs) progress from chronic inflammation to fibrosis to tumorigenesis. Galectin-9, a β-galactoside-specific animal lectin, is indicated to contribute to all three steps of progression. The aim of this study was to determine which of the three steps was most dominant in elevating the serum galectin-9 concentration and to test the possibility of galectin-9 as a serum biomarker. METHODS: Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis (CH), liver cirrhosis (LC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or alcoholic liver disease who provided informed consent were enrolled in this study...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615524/interleukin-15-stimulates-natural-killer-cell-mediated-killing-of-both-human-pancreatic-cancer-and-stellate-cells
#17
Jonas R M Van Audenaerde, Jorrit De Waele, Elly Marcq, Jinthe Van Loenhout, Eva Lion, Johan M J Van den Bergh, Ralf Jesenofsky, Atsushi Masamune, Geert Roeyen, Patrick Pauwels, Filip Lardon, Marc Peeters, Evelien L J Smits
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in Western countries with a 5-year survival rate below 5%. One of the hallmarks of this cancer is the strong desmoplastic reaction within the tumor microenvironment (TME), orchestrated by activated pancreatic stellate cells (PSC). This results in a functional and mechanical shield which causes resistance to conventional therapies. Aiming to overcome this resistance by tackling the stromal shield, we assessed for the first time the capacity of IL-15 stimulated natural killer (NK) cells to kill PSC and pancreatic cancer cells (PCC)...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612913/the-usefulness-of-soluble-st2-and-galectin-3-as-novel-biomarkers-for-better-risk-stratification-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#18
Monika Gawor, Mateusz Śpiewak, Jadwiga Janas, Katarzyna Kożuch, Aleksandra Wróbel, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Rafał Baranowski, Magdalena Marczak, Jacek Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Estimation of sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk is an integral part of clinical management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Identification of novel biomarkers of this disease can provide additional criteria for SCD risk stratification. Soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2) and galectin-3 (Gal-3) are useful biomarkers for prognosis of heart failure (HF). Both of them appear to mediate cardiac fibrosis - an important pathogenetic process in HCM. Data about sST2 and Gal-3 usefulness in patients with HCM are limited...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586026/effects-of-galectin-9-on-apoptosis-cell-cycle-and-autophagy-in-human-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-cells
#19
Emiko Akashi, Shintaro Fujihara, Asahiro Morishita, Tomoko Tadokoro, Taiga Chiyo, Keiko Fujikawa, Hideki Kobara, Hirohito Mori, Hisakazu Iwama, Keiichi Okano, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Toshiro Niki, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Tsutomu Masaki
The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is rapidly increasing in western countries. The overall mortality of this disease remains high with a 5-year survival rate of less than 20%, despite remarkable advances in the care of patients with EAC. Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is a tandem-repeat type galectin that exerts anti-proliferative effects on various cancer cell types. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of Gal-9 on human EAC cells and to assess the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) associated with the antitumor effects of Gal-9 in vitro...
June 1, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570288/myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-associated-with-disease-progression-in-primary-hiv-infection-pd-l1-blockade-attenuates-inhibition
#20
Zi-Ning Zhang, Nan Yi, Tong-Wei Zhang, Le-Le Zhang, Xian Wu, Mei Liu, Ya-Jing Fu, Si-Jia He, Yong-Jun Jiang, Hai-Bo Ding, Zhen-Xing Chu, Hong Shang
OBJECTIVE: Events occurring during the initial phase of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are intriguing because of their dramatic impact on the subsequent course of the disease. In particular, the relationship between myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and HIV pathogenesis in primary infection remains unknown and the mechanism of MDSCs in HIV infection are incompletely defined. METHODS: The frequency of MDSC expression in patients with primary (PHI) and chronic HIV infection was measured, and the association with disease progression was studied...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
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