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Fernando Roshini R Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (R.F., Y.L., S.J.A., T.M.K.B., T.J.S.) Kellogg Eye, Center, and Division of Metabolism, Diabetes, and Endocrinology (T.J.S.), Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI - - 2014
Context: CD34(+) fibrocytes, bone marrow-derived progenitor cells, infiltrate orbital connective tissue in thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO), a manifestation of Graves' disease (GD). In the orbit, they become CD34(+) fibroblasts, and coexist with native CD34(-) fibroblasts. Fibrocytes have been shown to express thyrotropin receptor and thyroglobulin. Objective: To determine whether a broader ...
Li Bin B Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (BL, TJS) and Department of Internal Medicine (TJS), Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI - - 2014
Context: The interleukin-1 (IL-1) family plays important roles in normal physiology and mediates inflammation. The actions of IL-1 are modulated by multiple IL-1 receptor antagonists (IL-1RA), including intracellular (icIL-1RA) and secreted (sIL-1RA) forms. IL-1 has been implicated in autoimmunity, such as that occurring in Graves' disease (GD) and its inflammatory ...
Du Lisheng L University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) plays a key role in the degradation of catecholamine neurotransmitters within the brain. A functional polymorphism COMT Val158Met has been associated with psychiatric disorders including suicidal behavior. In the present study we examined whether this polymorphism was related to COMT mRNA expression in frontal cortical regions, and whether ...
Tang Wei-Qiang - - 2013
BACKGROUND: To assess the activities of heparanase-1 (HPA1) and elements of the hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway in alveolar orbital rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). METHODS: Specimens (n = 23) were divided into two groups, those from patients with preoperative chemoradiotherapy, or untreated patients; six samples of normal extraocular muscle were used as a ...
Choi Youn-Hee - - 2013
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of pirfenidone on interleukin (IL)-1β-induced cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 and prostaglandin (PG)E2 expression in orbital fibroblasts from patients with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). Primary cultures of orbital fibroblasts from patients with TAO (n = 4) and non-TAO subjects (n = 4) were prepared. ...
Li Bin B Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, - - 2013
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) manifests as inflammation of orbital connective tissue. Bone marrow-derived CD34⁺ fibrocytes infiltrate the orbit in TAO where they become CD34⁺ orbital fibroblasts. They express thyroid-specific antigens and thus may contribute to inflammation. Evidence suggests that orbital susceptibility to TAO may involve IL-1, which is modulated by IL-1 ...
Raychaudhuri Nupur - - 2013
IL-6 plays diverse roles in normal and disease-associated immunity such as that associated with Graves' disease (GD). In that syndrome, the orbit undergoes remodeling during a process known as thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). Recently, CD34(+) fibrocytes were found to infiltrate the orbit in TAO where they transition into CD34(+) orbital fibroblasts. ...
Zhu Wen-Wen WW Medical College of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China E-mail : yanggg@hotmail.com, - - 2013
Objective: To investigate whether the expression level of valosin-containing protein (VCP) is correlated with the prognosis of primary orbital mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. Methods: VCP expression in 58 samples from primary orbital MALT lymphoma patients was determined by immunohistochemisty using monoclonal antibodies. Correlations between VCP expression level and prognosis ...
Zhao Pingqian - - 2012
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is characterised by increased volume of the orbital contents involving adipose tissue, but the factors responsible for stimulation of orbital adipogenesis remain uncertain. Previous studies have shown that insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is increased in the orbital fatty connective tissues of patients with TAO. The present ...
Pastar Irena - - 2012
Chronic wounds represent a significant burden to patients, health care professionals, and the health care system. Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) have recently emerged as a novel class of gene expression modulators involved in regulation of multiple biological processes, including development, differentiation, organogenesis, inflammation, cell proliferation, growth control, and apoptosis. Importantly, aberrant expression ...
Shohara Ryutaro - - 2012
Background aims. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) can be isolated from the perivascular connective tissue of umbilical cords, called Wharton's jelly. These human umbilical cord perivascular cells (HUCPVC) might provide therapeutic benefits when treating skeletal or cutaneous malformations in neonatal patients. Methods. HUCPVC were isolated, and their proliferation rate, marker expression ...
Fossdal Carl Gunnar - - 2012
Two mature clones of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) that have previously been shown to have differential degrees of resistance towards the necrotrophic pathogen Heterobasidion parviporum (Niemelä & Korhonen) were compared with respect to the primed defense expression of transcripts related to biosynthesis of lignin, stilbenes and other phenolic ...
Akbari Amir - - 2012
During the early stage of wound healing process, blood clots can be served as a temporary extracellular matrix (ECM) to let skin cell migration and proliferation. The red blood cells are generally thought as inert bystanders in the early and inflammatory phase of wound healing. Here, we provide evidence that ...
Chen L - - 2012
Despite accelerated epithelial closure, oral mucosal wounds exhibit lower levels of VEGF and a more refined angiogenic response than do skin wounds. The specific differences in angiogenesis suggest that skin and oral mucosal wounds may experience dissimilar levels of hypoxia and HIF-1α. Using a model of comparable wounds on murine ...
Pastar Irena - - 2012
Chronic nonhealing wounds, such as venous ulcers (VUs), are a widespread and serious medical problem with high morbidity and mortality. The molecular pathology of VUs remains poorly understood, impeding the development of effective treatment strategies. Using mRNA expression profiling of VUs biopsies and computational analysis, we identified a candidate set ...
Lu Xu - - 2012
The full-length cDNA sequence of AaERF3 was cloned and characterized from Artemisia annua. The bioinformatic analysis and phylogenetic tree analysis implied that the AaERF3 encoded a putative protein of 193 amino acids which formed a closely related subgroup with AtERF1, ERF1 and ORA59 in Arabidopsis. The result of subcellular localization ...
Tang Ling - - 2012
Keratinocyte migration is essential for wound repair. Keratin-based products have recently shown stimulatory effects on wound repair. This study was to test the cellular response to wool-derived oxidized keratin in wound healing to further understand the biological mechanisms underlying observed clinical benefits of keratin-based products as wound treatments. In vitro ...
Colella G - - 2012
Background.  Hyaluronic acid (HA) preparations are widely used in clinical practice to accelerate wound healing, but it is not clear whether HA can exert direct effects on epidermal keratinocytes. Aim.  To investigate the molecular and functional changes induced by HA preparations in keratinocytes by measuring global gene expression and wound ...
Stoll Stefan W - - 2012
We have shown that autocrine proliferation of human keratinocytes (KCs) is strongly dependent upon amphiregulin (AREG), whereas blockade of heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) inhibits KC migration in scratch wound assays. Here we demonstrate that expression of soluble HB-EGF (sHB-EGF) or full-length transmembrane HB-EGF (proHB-EGF), but not proAREG, results in ...
Fitzpatrick Lindsay E - - 2012
The expression of native sonic hedgehog (Shh) was significantly increased in poly(methacrylic acid-co-methyl methacrylate) bead (MAA) treated wounds at day 4 compared to both poly(methyl methacrylate) bead (PMMA) treated and untreated wounds in diabetic db/db mice. MAA beads also increased the expression of the Shh transcription factor Gli3 at day ...
Evdokimova Valentina - - 2012
Translational regulation is increasingly recognized as a critical mediator of gene expression. It endows cells with the ability to decide when a particular protein is expressed, thereby ensuring proper and prompt cellular responses to environmental cues. This ability to reprogram protein synthesis and to permit the translation of the respective ...
Saitoh Masao - - 2012
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial event in appropriate embryonic development as well as in wound healing, tissue repair, and cancer progression in adult tissues. EMT endows cells with migratory and invasive properties, inhibits apoptosis and senescence, contributes to immunosuppression, and induces stress resistance and stem cell properties. Many secreted ...
P Xiong G - - 2012
Although the expression of extracellular matrix protein-1 (ECM1) has been documented in several tumor models, the function of ECM1 has remained unclear. In this study, expression of ECM1 was detected by real time PCR and immunohistochemistry. The role and mechanism of ECM1 overexpression in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) cells were assessed by ...
Brooks Rebecca - - 2012
Upon wounding, syndecan-4 detects the appearance of fibronectin in the wound bed and mediates regulation of the small GTPases, Rac1, RhoA and RhoG. Cohesive regulation of these molecules results in cycles of membrane protrusion and cytoskeletal contraction, and triggers the endocytosis of α 5β 1-integrin, which collectively lead to immigration ...
Miyamoto Koji - - 2012
The plant hormone jasmonic acid (JA) regulates various developmental processes and plant defence responses to environmental stresses. We previously reported that RERJ1, a JA-inducible transcription factor in rice, is up-regulated by exposure to wounding and drought stress. Here, we demonstrated that the expression of RERJ1 after wounding is regulated in ...
Kesanakurti Divya - - 2012
Based on high economic importance and nutritious value of tomato fruits and previous studies employing E8 promoter in fruit ripening-specific gene expression, we have developed transgenic tomato plants overexpressing tomato anionic peroxidase cDNA (tap1) under E8 promoter. Stable transgene integration was confirmed by PCR and Southern analysis for nptII. Northern ...
Abramov Yoram - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The outcome of pelvic reconstructive surgery is largely dependent on the vaginal wound healing process, but this process has not yet been fully elucidated. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is an important mediator of the wound healing process in cutaneous tissue. We sought to compare PDGF-B mRNA expression in vaginal ...
Yamamoto Naohide - - 2012
AIM: To investigate Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) expression in normal and wounded rat periodontal ligament (PDL) and the effects of GDNF on human PDL cells (HPDLCs) migration and extracellular matrix expression in HPDLCs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The expression of GDNF and GDNF receptors was examined by immunocyto/histochemical analyses. ...
Manieri Nicholas A - - 2012
Prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase (Ptgs)2 is an enzyme involved in prostaglandin production during the response to mucosal damage. Its expression is regulated, in part, by messenger RNA (mRNA)-binding proteins that control the stability of Ptgs2 mRNA. We used a precise system of colonic injury and repair to identify Ptgs2 mRNA-binding proteins. We ...
Huang Fong-Chin - - 2012
Three unique NADPH:cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) cDNAs have been isolated from a Nothapodytes foetida cDNA library and characterized. Phylogenetic analysis showed that NfCPR1 is a class I isoform, whereas NfCPR2 and NfCPR3 are class II isoforms. Both NfCPR1 and NfCPR2 transcripts were detected in all examined organs of N. foetida, ...
Melchionna Roberta - - 2012
We aimed at identifying novel regulators of skin wound healing (WH), in an epidermal scratch WH assay, by a small interfering RNA (siRNA) silencing approach. Several transcription factors have been previously reported to affect wound repair. We here show that gene silencing of the transcription factor CAAT enhancer-binding protein γ ...
Howard Eric W - - 2012
During wound healing, fibroblasts transition from quiescence to a migratory state, then to a contractile myofibroblast state associated with wound closure. We found that the myofibroblast phenotype, characterized by the expression of high levels of contractile proteins, suppresses the expression of the pro-migratory gene, MMP-2. Fibroblasts cultured in a 3-D ...
Bai Danna - - 2012
Persistent fibroblast activation in wound repair is believed to be the key reason for fibrosis and transforming growth factor (TGF)β is considered as one of the key mediators for the fibrogenic response, with the detailed mechanism largely unknown. Here we found that TGFβ1 treatment could induce a significant increase of ...
Komori H Kiyomi - - 2012
TCR-specific activation is pivotal to dendritic epidermal T cell (DETC) function during cutaneous wound repair. However, DETC TCR ligands are uncharacterized, and little is known about their expression patterns and kinetics. Using soluble DETC TCR tetramers, we demonstrate that DETC TCR ligands are not constitutively expressed in healthy tissue but ...
Shin Ho Seong - - 2012
Complicated diabetic patients show impaired, delayed wound healing caused by multiple factors. A study on wound healing showed that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) was effective in normal tissue regeneration. Nonetheless, there is no evidence that when plateletrich plasma is applied to diabetic wounds, it normalizes the diabetic wound healing process. In ...
Pechter Patricia M - - 2012
Keratin gene expression is regarded as a hallmark of epidermal biology. It demarcates the three keratinocyte phenotypes: basal (expressing KRT5 and KRT14), differentiating (expressing KRT1 and KRT10), and activated (wound healing), which is characterized by expression of KRT6, KRT16, and KRT17. Activated keratinocytes are among the first signals of epidermal ...
Chen Yi-Wen - - 2012
Background: Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF/CCN2), associated with multiple human fibrotic diseases, is overexpressed in the tissue of gingival overgrowth. Although surgical excision is the current treatment modality for gingival overgrowth, the recurrent rate is high despite proper recall programs. Thrombin plays a key role in wound repair, remodeling, and ...
Shi Chuan - - 2012
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is an important mRNA quality surveillance pathway in all eukaryotes that eliminates aberrant mRNAs derived from various sources. Three NMD factor proteins, UPF1, UPF2, and UPF3 are required for the NMD process and were found to be also involved in certain stress responses in mammalian and ...
Higgins Larry G - - 2012
The nuclear receptor, NR1C2 or peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-δ, is ubiquitously expressed and important for placental development, fatty acid metabolism, wound healing, inflammation, and tumour development. PPARδ has been hypothesized to function as both a ligand activated transcription factor and a repressor of transcription in the absence of agonist. In ...
Li Fu-Lun - - 2012
Re-epithelialization is a crucial step towards wound healing. The traditional Chinese medicine, Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch) Bge, has been used for hundreds of years for many kinds of ulcerated wounds. Recent research has identified the active compound in this drug as astragaloside IV (AS-IV), but the underlying molecular mechanisms of its ...
Sha Wei - - 2012
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ may be a key regulator of connective tissue deposition and remodeling in vivo. PPARγ expression is reduced in dermal fibroblasts isolated from fibrotic areas of scleroderma patients; PPARγ agonists suppress the persistent fibrotic phenotype of this cell type. Previously, we showed that loss of PPARγ expression ...
Lai Xiao-Fen - - 2012
Human interacting protein X1 (PinX1) has been identified as a critical telomerase inhibitor and proposed to be a putative tumor suppressor gene. Loss of PinX1 has been found in a large variety of malignancies, however, its function in inhibiting telomerase activity of tumor cells is not well documented. Here we ...
Lu Huayi - - 2012
The Notch signaling pathway plays crucial roles in regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation and cell fate decision in multiple tissues and cell types. This study was designed to test the effects of enhanced Notch activity on corneal epithelium homeostasis and wound healing using the transgenic mice that overexpressed an activated ...
Mizuguchi Yoshiaki - - 2012
Small proline rich protein (SPRR) 2A is one of 14 SPRR genes that encodes for a skin cross-linking protein, which confers structural integrity to the cornified keratinocyte cell envelope. New evidence, however, shows that SPRR2A is also a critical stress and wound repair modulator: it enables a variety of barrier ...
Sanchez-Guerrero Estella E Centre for Vascular Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, - - 2012
The immediate-early gene Egr-1 controls the inducible expression of many genes implicated in the pathogenesis of a range of vascular disorders, yet our understanding of the mechanisms controlling the rapid expression of this prototypic zinc finger transcription factor is poor. Here we show that Egr-1 expression induced by IL-1beta is ...
Fragkostefanakis Sotirios - - 2012
Arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) are highly glycosylated members of the superfamily of hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs). Despite their implication in many aspects of plant growth and development little is known about their role in tomato fruit ripening (Solanum lycopersicum) and their response to abiotic stress in tomato fruits. A search of the ...
Sun Li - - 2011
Progranulin is a widely expressed protein that is involved in the regulation of multiple biological processes, including embryogenesis, host defense, and wound repair. In the central nervous system, progranulin is constitutively expressed at modest levels in neurons and microglia, but shows dramatic microglial immunoreactivity in degenerative diseases that exhibit prominent ...
Liu Hong - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There are many reports suggesting a relationship between the tonsillar autoimmune response and the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Hyperproduction of IgA and IgA1 in tonsils could be caused by activation of the Ig class switching recombination (CSR). αGLT (germline transcripts) plays a critical role in the ...
Xue Hui - - 2011
Abstract Objective. To study whether alcohol and endotoxin induce inflammation, apoptosis, and expression of downstream genes TNF-α and caspase-3 through the nuclear transcription factor NF-κB, i.e., the IκB-NF-κB-importin α pathway. Methods. Flow cytometry was used to observe the apoptosis rate in human hepatoma cells (HepG(2)) and murine macrophages (RAW264.7) after ...
Agudelo Marisela M Department of Immunology, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, - - 2011
Previous studies have implicated histone deacetylases (HDACs) and HDAC inhibitors (HDIs) such as trichostatin A (TSA) in the regulation of gene expression during drug addiction. Furthermore, an increase in HDAC activity has been linked to neurodegeneration. Alcohol has also been shown to promote abundant generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) ...
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