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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537482/programmed-platelet-derived-growth-factor-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-delivery-from-a-hybrid-calcium-phosphate-alginate-scaffold
#1
Emily A Bayer, Jahnelle Jordan, Riccardo Gottardi, Morgan Fedorchak, Prashant N Kumta, Steven Little
Bone tissue engineering requires the upregulation of several regenerative stages, including a critical early phase of angiogenesis. Previous studies have suggested that a sequential delivery of PDGF to BMP-2 could promote angiogenic tubule formation when delivered to in vitro co-cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). However, it was previously unclear that this PDGF to BMP-2 delivery schedule will result in cell migration into the scaffolding system and affect the later expression of bone markers...
May 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532019/characterization-of-bladder-acellular-matrix-hydrogel-with-inherent-bioactive-factors
#2
Dan Jiang, Jianwen Huang, Huili Shao, Xuechao Hu, Lujie Song, Yaopeng Zhang
Bladder acellular matrix (BAM) hydrogel may have great potential in tissue engineering due to outstanding biocompatibility and the presence of inherent bioactive factors in BAM. In this study, we prepared the BAM hydrogel by the method of enzymatic solubilization with pepsin and characterize the microrheological properties of the BAM precursor solution. The structures of the BAM hydrogel were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530637/cell-penetrating-peptides-selectively-targeting-smad3-inhibit-profibrotic-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
#3
Jeong-Han Kang, Mi-Yeon Jung, Xueqian Yin, Mahefatiana Andrianifahanana, Danielle M Hernandez, Edward B Leof
TGF-β is considered a master switch in the pathogenesis of organ fibrosis. The primary mediators of this activity are the SMAD proteins, particularly SMAD3. In the current study, we have developed a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) conjugate of the HIV TAT protein that is fused to an aminoterminal sequence of sorting nexin 9 (SNX9), which was previously shown to bind phosphorylated SMAD3 (pSMAD3). We determined that specifically preventing the nuclear import of pSMAD3 using the TAT-SNX9 peptide inhibited profibrotic TGF-β activity in murine cells and human lung fibroblasts as well as in vivo with no demonstrable toxicity...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526750/pdgf-controls-contact-inhibition-of-locomotion-by-regulating-n-cadherin-during-neural-crest-migration
#4
Isabel Bahm, Elias H Barriga, Antonina Frolov, Eric Theveneau, Paul Frankel, Roberto Mayor
A fundamental property of neural crest (NC) migration is Contact inhibition of locomotion (CIL), a process by which cells change their direction of migration upon cell contact. CIL has been proven to be essential for NC migration in amphibian and zebrafish by controlling cell polarity in a cell contact dependent manner. Cell contact during CIL requires the participation of the cell adhesion molecule N-cadherin, which starts to be expressed by NC cells as a consequence of the switch between E- and N-cadherins during epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
May 19, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526409/expression-and-purification-of-functional-pdgf-receptor-beta
#5
Qingbin Shang, Liang Zhao, Xiaojing Wang, Meimei Wang, Sen-Fang Sui, Li-Zhi Mi
Platelet Derived Growth Factor receptors (PDGFRs), members of receptor tyrosine kinase superfamily, play essential roles in early hematopoiesis, angiogenesis and organ development. Dysregulation of PDGF receptor signaling under pathological conditions associates with cancers, vascular diseases, and fibrotic diseases. Therefore, they are attractive targets in drug development. Like any other membrane proteins with a single-pass transmembrane domain, the high-resolution structural information of the full-length PDGF receptors is still not resolved...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526045/standardization-of-platelet-releasate-products-for-clinical-applications-in-cell-therapy-a-mathematical-approach
#6
Francesco Agostini, Jerry Polesel, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Stefania Zanolin, Alessandro Da Ponte, Giuseppe Astori, Cristina Durante, Mario Mazzucato
BACKGROUND: Standardized animal-free components are required for manufacturing cell-based medicinal products. Human platelet concentrates are sources of growth factors for cell expansion but such products are characterized by undesired variability. Pooling together single-donor products improves consistency, but the minimal pool sample size was never determined. METHODS: Supernatant rich in growth factors (SRGF) derived from n = 44 single-donor platelet-apheresis was obtained by CaCl2 addition...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524773/the-role-of-myeloid-cell-derived-pdgf-b-in-neotissue-formation-in-a-tissue-engineered-vascular-graft
#7
Ekene Onwuka, Cameron Best, Andrew Sawyer, Tai Yi, Eric Heuer, Malik Sams, Matthew Wiet, Hong Zheng, Themis Kyriakides, Christopher Breuer
AIM: Inflammatory myeloid lineage cells mediate neotissue formation in tissue-engineered vascular grafts, but the molecular mechanism is not completely understood. We examined the role of vasculogenic PDGF-B in tissue-engineered vascular graft neotissue development. MATERIALS & METHODS: Myeloid cell-specific PDGF-B knockout mice (PDGF-KO) were generated using bone marrow transplantation, and scaffolds were implanted as inferior vena cava interposition grafts in either PDGF-KO or wild-type mice...
May 19, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524160/stroma-regulated-hmga2-is-an-independent-prognostic-marker-in-pdac-and-aac
#8
Carina Strell, Karin Jessica Norberg, Artur Mezheyeuski, Jonas Schnittert, Praneeth R Kuninty, Carlos Fernández Moro, Janna Paulsson, Nicolai Aagaard Schultz, Dan Calatayud, Johannes Matthias Löhr, Oliver Frings, Caroline Sophie Verbeke, Rainer Lothar Heuchel, Jai Prakash, Julia Sidenius Johansen, Arne Östman
BACKGROUND: The HMGA2 protein has experimentally been linked to EMT and cancer stemness. Recent studies imply that tumour-stroma interactions regulate these features and thereby contribute to tumour aggressiveness. METHODS: We analysed 253 cases of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and 155 cases of ampullary adenocarcinoma (AAC) for HMGA2 expression by IHC. The data were correlated with stroma abundance and supplemented by experimental studies. RESULTS: HMGA2 acts as an independent prognostic marker associated with a significantly shorter overall survival in both tumour types...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522693/histone-h3-3k27m-represses-p16-to-accelerate-gliomagenesis-in-a-murine-model-of-dipg
#9
Francisco J Cordero, Zhiqing Huang, Carole Grenier, Xingyao He, Guo Hu, Roger E McLendon, Susan K Murphy, Rintaro Hashizume, Oren J Becher
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a highly aggressive pediatric brainstem tumor genetically distinguished from adult GBM by the high prevalence of the K27M mutation in the histone H3 variant H3.3 (H3F3A). This mutation reprograms the H3K27me3 epigenetic landscape of DIPG by inhibiting the H3K27-specific histone methyltransferase EZH2. This globally reduces H3K27me2/3, critical repressive marks responsible for cell fate decisions, and also causes focal gain of H3K27me3 throughout the epigenome. To date the tumor-driving effects of H3...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521243/shikonin-alleviates-allergic-airway-remodeling-by-inhibiting-the-erk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#10
Tian-Yue Wang, Qian-Lan Zhou, Miao Li, Yun-Xiao Shang
Shikonin is a naphthoquinone extracted from the root of Lithospermum erythrorhizon, and has been reported to suppress allergic airway inflammation in mice. However, the underlying mechanisms are unclear and need to be further elucidated. In this study, shikonin (0.5, 2 or 4mg/kg) was given intraperitoneally to ovalbumin (OVA)-challenged BALB/c mice. We found that the pathological airway remodeling of asthmatic mice was alleviated by shikonin, and the infiltrated inflammatory cells and collagen deposition in their lungs were reduced...
May 15, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520806/als-skeletal-muscle-shows-enhanced-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-fibrosis-and-induction-of-fibro-adipogenic-progenitor-markers
#11
David Gonzalez, Osvaldo Contreras, Daniela L Rebolledo, Juan Pablo Espinoza, Brigitte van Zundert, Enrique Brandan
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease in which upper and lower motoneurons degenerate leading to muscle wasting, paralysis and eventually death from respiratory failure. Several studies indicate that skeletal muscle contributes to disease progression; however the molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Fibrosis is a common feature in skeletal muscle under chronic damage conditions such as those caused by muscular dystrophies or denervation. However, the exact mechanisms of fibrosis induction and the cellular bases of this pathological response are unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518186/molecular-activity-and-osseointegration-after-single-dose-irradiation-an-in-vivo-study
#12
Jan Nyberg, Gisela Helenius, Christer Dahlin, Carina B Johansson, Omar Omar
PURPOSE: Irradiation results in deleterious effects on bone healing and integration of titanium implants. The impact of irradiation on osseointegration has been demonstrated in histologic studies, but the underlying molecular mechanisms have not been explored. This study aimed to investigate the effects of single-dose irradiation on the expression of biologic mediators crucial for inflammation, bone formation, and bone remodeling and to relate these molecular activities to implant stability after a 5-week healing period...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515919/programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-is-associated-with-fibrosarcomatous-transformation-of-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans
#13
Kenji Tsuchihashi, Hitoshi Kusaba, Yuichi Yamada, Yuta Okumura, Hozumi Shimokawa, Masato Komoda, Keita Uchino, Tomoyasu Yoshihiro, Nobuhiro Tsuruta, Fumiyasu Hanamura, Kyoko Inadomi, Mamoru Ito, Kosuke Sagara, Michitaka Nakano, Kenta Nio, Shuji Arita, Hiroshi Ariyama, Kenichi Kohashi, Ryuji Tominaga, Yoshinao Oda, Koichi Akashi, Eishi Baba
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a locally invading tumor, characterized by the presence of the collagen type I α 1 (COL1A1)-platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) β fusion gene. We herein report the case of a 31-year-old man with a history of resection of an abdominal wall DFSP. The patient presented with chest pain and a computed tomography scan revealed a large mass in the posterior mediastinum and another mass in the right lung. The mediastinal mass was a sarcomatous lesion expressing the COL1A1-PDGFβ fusion gene, suggesting that it represented a metastasis of the DFSP following fibrosarcomatous (FS) transformation...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512644/analysis-of-serum-cytokines-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-sod1-sod2-and-cat-in-erysipelas-patients
#14
Charles C Emene, Irina E Kravchenko, Gulnaz I Aibatova, Albert A Rizvanov
Increased free radical production had been documented in group A (β-hemolytic) streptococcus infection cases. Comparing 71 erysipelas patients to 55 age-matched healthy individuals, we sought for CAT, SOD1, and SOD2 single polymorphism mutation (SNPs) interactions with erysipelas' predisposition and serum cytokine levels in the acute and recovery phases of erysipelas infection. Whereas female patients had a higher predisposition to erysipelas, male patients were prone to having a facial localization of the infection...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512053/effect-of-chitosan-and-coagulation-factors-on-the-wound-repair-phenotype-of-bioengineered-blood-clots
#15
Caroline D Hoemann, Catherine Marchand, Georges-Etienne Rivard, Hani El-Gabalawy, Patrice E Poubelle
Controlling the blood clot phenotype in a surgically prepared wound is an evolving concept in scaffold-guided tissue engineering. Here, we investigated the effect of added chitosan (80% or 95% Degree of Deacetylation, DDA) or coagulation factors (recombinant human Factor VIIa, Tissue Factor, thrombin) on inflammatory factors released by blood clots. We tested the hypothesis that 80% DDA chitosan specifically enhances leukotriene B4 (LTB4) production. Human or rabbit whole blood was combined with isotonic chitosan solutions, coagulation factors, or lipopolysaccharide, cultured in vitro at 37°C, and after 4hours the serum was assayed for LTB4 or inflammatory factors...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508859/plastic-roles-of-pericytes-in-the-blood-retinal-barrier
#16
Do Young Park, Junyeop Lee, Jaeryung Kim, Kangsan Kim, Seonpyo Hong, Sangyeul Han, Yoshiaki Kubota, Hellmut G Augustin, Lei Ding, Jin Woo Kim, Hail Kim, Yulong He, Ralf H Adams, Gou Young Koh
The blood-retinal barrier (BRB) consists of tightly interconnected capillary endothelial cells covered with pericytes and glia, but the role of the pericytes in BRB regulation is not fully understood. Here, we show that platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-B/PDGF receptor beta (PDGFRβ) signalling is critical in formation and maturation of BRB through active recruitment of pericytes onto growing retinal vessels. Impaired pericyte recruitment to the vessels shows multiple vascular hallmarks of diabetic retinopathy (DR) due to BRB disruption...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507166/matrix-stiffness-regulates-migration-of-human-lung-fibroblasts
#17
Shuichi Asano, Satoru Ito, Kota Takahashi, Kishio Furuya, Masashi Kondo, Masahiro Sokabe, Yoshinori Hasegawa
In patients with pulmonary diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, progressive pulmonary fibrosis is caused by dysregulated wound healing via activation of fibroblasts after lung inflammation or severe damage. Migration of fibroblasts toward the fibrotic lesions plays an important role in pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrotic tissue in the lung is much stiffer than normal lung tissue. Emerging evidence supports the hypothesis that the stiffness of the matrix is not only a consequence of fibrosis, but also can induce fibroblast activation...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506734/mtor-vegf-pdgfr-and-c-kit-signaling-pathway-activation-in-kaposi-sarcoma
#18
Darcy A Kerr, Satya Vara Prasad Busarla, Devon C Gimbel, Aliyah R Sohani, Rosalynn M Nazarian
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a locally progressive, intermediate-grade vascular neoplasm with no known cure, high recurrence rates and potential for wide dissemination. Low efficacy and high toxicity limit current therapeutic options for advanced disease. Activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and c-kit signaling pathways has been implicated in KS pathogenesis and may suggest a role for targeted inhibitors. KS cases were retrospectively retrieved (n=274), most (90%) associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
May 12, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505603/icariin-protects-against-thioacetamide-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-implication-of-anti-angiogenic-and-anti-autophagic-properties
#19
Mardi M Algandaby, Randa M Breikaa, Basma G Eid, Thikrayat A Neamatallah, Ashraf B Abdel-Naim, Osama M Ashour
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is a major health problem. The current study evaluated the potential of icariin (ICA) to guard against thioacetamide (TAA)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Four groups of male rats were treated as follows: group 1 was the control group, group 2 was given TAA (200mg/kg), group 3 was administered ICA (50mg/kg) and TAA (200mg/kg), and group 4 was given ICA (50mg/kg) alone. Animal treatment was continued for four weeks. RESULTS: Co-administration of ICA guarded against TAA hepatotoxicity as indicated by significant inhibition in the rise of serum ALT and AST activities and albumin concentrations...
February 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505080/first-insights-into-human-fingertip-regeneration-by-echo-doppler-imaging-and-wound-microenvironment-assessment
#20
Paris Jafari, Camillo Muller, Anthony Grognuz, Lee Ann Applegate, Wassim Raffoul, Pietro G di Summa, Sébastien Durand
Fingertip response to trauma represents a fascinating example of tissue regeneration. Regeneration derives from proliferative mesenchymal cells (blastema) that subsequently differentiate into soft and skeletal tissues. Clinically, conservative treatment of the amputated fingertip under occlusive dressing can shift the response to tissue loss from a wound repair process towards regeneration. When analyzing by Immunoassay the wound exudate from occlusive dressings, the concentrations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) were higher in fingertip exudates than in burn wounds (used as controls for wound repair versus regeneration)...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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