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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815607/a-3d-tri-culture-system-reveals-that-activin-receptor-like-kinase-5-and-connective-tissue-growth-factor-drive-human-glomerulosclerosis
#1
John P Waters, Yvonne C Richards, Jeremy N Skepper, Mark Southwood, Paul D Upton, Nicholas W Morrell, Jordan S Pober, John R Bradley
Glomerular scarring, known as glomerulosclerosis, occurs in many chronic kidney diseases and involves interaction between glomerular endothelial cells (GEC), podocytes and mesangial cells (MCs), leading to signals that promote extracellular matrix deposition and endothelial cell dysfunction and loss. We describe a 3D tri-culture system to model human glomerulosclerosis. In 3D monoculture, each cell type alters its phenotype in response to TGFβ, which has been implicated as an important mediator of glomerulosclerosis...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810620/ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-%C3%AE-has-a-crucial-role-in-regulating-breast-cancer-cell-growth-via-activating-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad3-signaling-pathway
#2
Jing Cao, Meng Wang, Tao Wang
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of CCAAT enhancer binding protein β (C/EBPβ) on human breast cancer cells. The plasmids pCDH-C/EBPβ and pLKO.1-shC/EBPβ were constructed and were infected into MDA-MB-468 cells, to provide C/EBPβ overexpressing and C/EBPβ knockdown cells, respectively. Cell viability, cell cycle and apoptosis were observed by MTT assay and flow cytometry analysis. Protein expression levels of C/EBPβ, TGF-β1, P-Smad3 and Smad3 were detected by western blotting. MTT assay showed that the absorbance of MDA-MB-468 cells in the pCDH-C/EBPβ group was increased, whereas that in the pLKO...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808068/deletion-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-promotes-hypertensive-nephropathy-by-targeting-smad7-for-ubiquitin-degradation
#3
Zhen Liu, Xiao-Ru Huang, Hai-Yong Chen, Erik Fung, Jian Liu, Hui-Yao Lan
Angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) is downregulated in hypertensive nephropathy. The present study investigated the mechanisms whereby loss of ACE2 promoted angiotensin II-induced hypertensive nephropathy in ACE2 gene knockout mice. We found that compared with wild-type animals, mice lacking ACE2 developed much more severe hypertensive nephropathy in response to chronic angiotensin II infusion, including higher levels of blood pressure, urinary protein excretion, serum creatinine, and progressive renal fibrosis and inflammation...
August 14, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807746/20-hete-regulated-psmb5-expression-via-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway
#4
Guangrui Lai, Ru Sun, Jingjing Wu, Bijun Zhang, Yanyan Zhao
We previously found that 20-hydroxyeicosatetraeonic acid (20-HETE) showed an effect on proteasome activity in cytochrome P450 F2 (CYP4F2) transgenic mice. Proteasome subunit β5 (PSMB5) is a primary subunit of the proteasome. In the current study, we examine whether 20-HETE has any affect on PSMB5. We found that PSMB5 was upregulated in the liver, but downregulated in the kidney of transgenic mice, when compared with wild-type mice. Luciferase reporter gene experiments and electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA) suggested that Smad3 directly associated with the putative Smad binding element (SBE) of the Psmb5 promoter...
August 11, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805231/the-histone-methyltransferase-mixed-lineage-leukemia-mll-3-may-play-a-potential-role-on-clinical-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#5
Ding-Sheng Jiang, Xin Yi, Rui Li, Yun-Shu Su, Jing Wang, Min-Lai Chen, Li-Gang Liu, Min Hu, Cai Cheng, Ping Zheng, Xue-Hai Zhu, Xiang Wei
Histone modifications play a critical role in the pathological processes of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). While the role and expression pattern of histone methyltransferases (HMTs), especially mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) families on DCM are unclear. To this end, twelve normal and fifteen DCM heart samples were included in the present study. A murine cardiac remodelling model was induced by transverse aortic constriction (TAC). Real-time PCR was performed to detect the expression levels of MLL families in the mouse and human left ventricles...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803990/high-doses-of-baicalin-induces-kidney-injury-and-fibrosis-through-regulating-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway
#6
Yi Cai, Wanqing Ma, Yichuan Xiao, Bo Wu, Xiaobing Li, Fengrong Liu, Jianhua Qiu, Genshui Zhang
Baicalin is a major flavonoid compound purified from Scutellariae radix, which has been described as an herb in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Previous studies have suggested baicalin possessed extensive anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-viral properties. However, up to known, there have been no reports of safety and toxicity in the rats following oral administration of baicalin. In this present study, we showed the first evidence that treatment of baicalin (400, 800 and 1600mg/kg/day) induced significantly kidney injury and fibrosis...
August 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803964/tgf%C3%AE-smad-signalling-modulates-mll-and-mll-af4-mediated-5-lipoxygenase-promoter-activation
#7
Meike J Saul, Florian Groher, Anett B Hegewald, Michaela Müller-McNicoll, Rolf Marschalek, Beatrix Suess, Dieter Steinhilber
5-Lipoxygenase (5-LO) catalyzes the initial two steps of the conversion of arachidonic acid to leukotrienes which represent a group of pro-inflammatory lipid mediators involved in immune defense reactions as well as inflammation, allergy and cancer. Transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) and calcitriol strongly upregulate 5-LO expression during myeloid cell differentiation and MLL-AF4 has been shown to strongly activate the 5-LO promoter. Here, we investigated the role of TGFβ/SMAD signalling in 5-LO promoter activation...
August 10, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801277/-pioglitazone-ameliorates-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-knockout-mice-through-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-and-adaptive-t-cell-immunity
#8
Yu-Ling Tian, Li-Jun Wang, Yue Wu, Wei-Ping Zhang, Xiao Liang, Zu-Yi Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) pathway and adaptive T cell immunity play roles in the anti-atherosclerotic effects of pioglitazone (PIO) in ApoE(-/-) mice. METHODS: ApoE(-/-) mice with atherosclerosis induced by high-fat feeding were treated daily with PIO (20 mg/kg) or vehicle for 8 weeks. The protein expressions of TGF-β pathway in the atheromatous lesions of the aorta and the percentages of IFN-γ(+) and Foxp3(+) cells in the spleen of the mice were examined with immunohistochemical staining...
August 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800587/highly-efficient-gene-inactivation-by-adenoviral-crispr-cas9-in-human-primary-cells
#9
Olaf Voets, Frans Tielen, Edo Elstak, Julian Benschop, Max Grimbergen, Jan Stallen, Richard Janssen, Andre van Marle, Christian Essrich
Phenotypic assays using human primary cells are highly valuable tools for target discovery and validation in drug discovery. Expression knockdown (KD) of such targets in these assays allows the investigation of their role in models of disease processes. Therefore, efficient and fast modes of protein KD in phenotypic assays are required. The CRISPR/Cas9 system has been shown to be a versatile and efficient means of gene inactivation in immortalized cell lines. Here we describe the use of adenoviral (AdV) CRISPR/Cas9 vectors for efficient gene inactivation in two human primary cell types, normal human lung fibroblasts and human bronchial epithelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800254/sirt1-protects-against-systemic-sclerosis-related-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-decreasing-pro-inflammatory-and-pro-fibrotic-processes
#10
Haiyan Chu, Shuai Jiang, Qingmei Liu, Yanyun Ma, Xiaoxia Zhu, Minrui Liang, Xiangguang Shi, Weifeng Ding, Xiaodong Zhou, Hejian Zou, Feng Qian, Philip W Shaul, Li Jin, Jiucun Wang
Pulmonary fibrosis is the leading cause of death in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Sirtuin1 (SIRT1) is a deacetylase with known anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic activity in the liver, kidney and skin. The role of SIRT1 in SSc-related pulmonary fibrosis is unknown. In the present work, we determined that the expression of SIRT1 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of SSc patients with pulmonary fibrosis is lower than that in SSc patients without pulmonary fibrosis. In in vivo studies of Bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis in mice, SIRT1 activation with Resveratrol reduced collagen production when it was administered either prophylactically during the inflammatory stage or after the development of fibrosis...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799829/radiotherapy-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-cell-apoptosis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-via-the-atm-and-smad-pathways
#11
Ming-Yi Li, Jin-Quan Liu, Dong-Ping Chen, Zhou-Yu Li, Bin Qi, Lu He, Yi Yu, Wen-Jin Yin, Meng-Yao Wang, Ling Lin
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common malignant neoplasm of the head and neck which is harmful to human's health. Radiotherapy is commonly used in the treatment of NPC and it induces immediate cell cycle arrest and cell apoptosis. However, the mechanism remains unknown. Evidences suggested the activation of Ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) pathway and Smad pathway are two of the important crucial mediators in the function of radiotherapy. In this study, we carried out in vitro assays with human nasopharyngeal carcinoma CNE-2 cells and in vivo assays with nude mice to investigate the role of the ATM and Smad pathways in the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma with radiotherapy...
August 11, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791353/telmisartan-improves-vascular-remodeling-through-ameliorating-prooxidant-and-profibrotic-mechanisms-in-hypertension-via-the-involvement-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1
#12
Peijin Shang, Tianlong Liu, Wenxing Liu, Yuwen Li, Fang Dou, Yikai Zhang, Lijuan Sun, Tiejun Zhang, Zhihui Zhu, Fei Mu, Yi Ding, Aidong Wen
Vascular remodeling is a common complication and pathological basis of hypertension. Transforming growth factor‑β1 (TGF‑β1)/small mothers against decapentaplegic 3 (Smad3) is considered a potential therapeutic target for vascular remodeling in hypertension. The present study aimed to demonstrate the antifibrotic effects of telmisartan and examined the potential mechanisms associated with its prevention of vascular remodeling. Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) were treated with telmisartan (20 mg/kg), and vascular contractility, reactivity and oxidative stress were preliminarily evaluated...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780752/regulation-of-smad-mediated-microrna-transcriptional-response-in-ground-squirrels-during-hibernation
#13
Cheng-Wei Wu, Kenneth B Storey
Mammalian hibernation is a state of dormancy that is used by some animals to survive through the unfavorable conditions of winter, and is characterized by coordinated suppression of basal metabolism that is supported by global inhibition of energy/ATP-consuming processes. In this study, we examine the regulation of the anti-proliferatory TGF-β/Smad transcription factor signaling pathway in the liver tissue of the hibernating 13-lined ground squirrel Ictidomys tridecemlineatus. The TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway is known to mediate cell cycle arrest through induction of cell cycle dependent kinase inhibitors, and more recently, has been shown to regulate a wide range of cellular processes via its control of microRNA biosynthesis...
August 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778086/connective-tissue-growth-factor-mediates-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-low-grade-serous-ovarian-tumor-cell-apoptosis
#14
Jung-Chien Cheng, Hsun-Ming Chang, Peter C K Leung
Ovarian low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC) is a rare disease and is now considered to be a distinct entity from high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC), which is the most common and malignant form of epithelial ovarian cancer. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a secreted matricellular protein that has been shown to modulate many biological functions by interacting with multiple molecules in the microenvironment. Increasing evidence indicates that aberrant expression of CTGF is associated with cancer development and progression...
July 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775125/smad3-stat3-signaling-mediates-%C3%AE-cell-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-chronic-pancreatitis-related-diabetes
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Xiangwei Xiao, Shane Fischbach, Tina Zhang, Congde Chen, Qingfeng Sheng, Ray Zimmerman, Sneha Patnaik, Joseph Fusco, Yungching Ming, Ping Guo, Chiyo Shiota, Krishna Prasadan, Nupur Gangopadhyay, Sohail Z Husain, Henry Dong, George K Gittes
Many patients with chronic pancreatitis develop diabetes (chronic pancreatitis-related diabetes; CPRD) through an undetermined mechanism. Here, we used long-term partial pancreatic duct ligation (PDL) as a model to study CPRD. We found that long-term PDL induced significant β-cell dedifferentiation, followed by a time-dependent decrease in functional β-cell mass, all specifically in the ligated tail portion of the pancreas (PDL-tail). High levels of transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) were detected in the PDL-tail, mainly produced by M2 macrophages at the early stage, and by activated myofibroblasts at the later stage...
August 3, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771231/fgfr1-is-critical-for-the-anti-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition-effect-of-n-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline-via-induction-of-the-map4k4-pathway
#16
Jinpeng Li, Sen Shi, Swayam Prakash Srivastava, Munehiro Kitada, Takako Nagai, Kyoko Nitta, Miyuki Kohno, Keizo Kanasaki, Daisuke Koya
Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) has been shown to contribute to organ fibrogenesis, and we have reported that the anti-EndMT effect of N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (AcSDKP) is associated with restoring expression of diabetes-suppressed fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR), the key anti-EndMT molecule. FGFR1 is the key inhibitor of EndMT via the suppression of the transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling pathway, and mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase kinase 4 (MAP4K4) inhibits integrin β1, a key factor in activating TGFβ signaling and EndMT...
August 3, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770956/investigation-into-the-correlations-of-expressions-of-cav-3-and-smad3-with-pathogenesis-and-prognosis-of-viral-myocarditis
#17
Ch-L Jia, J Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlations of expressions of Caveolae-3 (Cav-3) and sma and mad homologue (Smad3) with the pathogenesis and prognosis of viral myocarditis (VMC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: VMC animal models were prepared and divided into the control group, the virus group and the Shenmai group. We detected the levels of creatine kinase isoenzyme (CK-MB) in the serum that was associated with the myocardial injuries, investigated the pathological features of VMC in BALB/C mice via hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining, measured the mRNA expressions of Cav-3 and Smad3 via Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and determined the protein expressions of Cav-3 and Smad3 through Western blotting method...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768825/basolateral-delivery-of-the-type-i-transforming-growth-factor-beta-receptor-is-mediated-by-a-dominant-acting-cytoplasmic-motif
#18
Xueqian Yin, Jeong-Han Kang, Mahefatiana Andrianifahanana, Youli Wang, Mi-Yeon Jung, Danielle M Hernandez, Edward B Leof
Delivery of biomolecules to the correct subcellular locales is critical for proper physiological function. To that end, we have previously determined that the type I and II TGF-β receptors (TβRI and TβRII, respectively) localize to the basolateral domain in polarized epithelia. While TβRII targeting was shown to be regulated by sequences between amino acids 529-538, the analogous region(s) within TβRI is unknown. To address that question, sequential cytoplasmic TβRI truncations and point mutations identified a targeting motif between residues 158 to 163 (VxxEED) required for basolateral TβRI expression...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765896/1-25-oh-2d3-treatment-attenuates-high-glucose%C3%A2-induced-peritoneal-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-mice
#19
Lina Yang, Yi Fan, Xiuli Zhang, Wenyu Huang, Jianfei Ma
It has been previously demonstrated that 1,25(OH)2D3 prevents the progression of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, it remains unclear whether 1,25(OH)2D3 has a role in peritoneal EMT stimulated by high glucose (HG) peritoneal dialysis fluid (PDF). The present study was performed to investigate the role of 1,25(OH)2D3 in the progression of EMT in the peritoneal mesothelium. A total of 35 male Kunming mice were randomly assigned into seven groups. In the control group, no diasylate or saline was infused...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765625/blood-testis-barrier-integrity-depends-on-pin1-expression-in-sertoli-cells
#20
Rabia Islam, Heein Yoon, Bong-Soo Kim, Han-Sol Bae, Hye-Rim Shin, Woo-Jin Kim, Won-Joon Yoon, Yun-Sil Lee, Kyung Mi Woo, Jeong-Hwa Baek, Hyun-Mo Ryoo
The conformation and function of a subset of serine and threonine-phosphorylated proteins are regulated by the prolyl isomerase Pin1 through isomerization of phosphorylated Ser/Thr-Pro bonds. Pin1 is intensely expressed in Sertoli cells, but its function in this post mitotic cell remains unclear. Our aim was to investigate the role of Pin1 in the Sertoli cells. Lack of Pin1 caused disruption of the blood-testis barrier. We next investigated if the activin pathways in the Sertoli cells were affected by lack of Pin1 through immunostaining for Smad3 protein in testis tissue...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
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