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Nourani Mohammad Reza MR Chemical Injuries Research Center - - 2013
Abstract Context: Sulfur mustard (SM) is an alkylating agent identified as a potent chemical warfare agent. More recently, SM was used in the Iraq conflict against Iranian troops and civilians. At present, there are many people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to mustard gas in Iran. SM ...
Yang Qingrui Q From the Department of Immunology, Shandong University School of Medicine; the Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University; and the Department of Pathology, Shandong University School of Medicine, Jinan, - - 2013
NOD-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing 3 and 1 (NLRP3 and NLRP1) inflammasomes are molecular platforms that sense the damage or danger signals of cells. We investigated whether NLRP3/NLRP1 inflammasomes are involved in the pathogenesis and progression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Expressions of inflammasome components at the mRNA and ...
Rooney Peadar P Department of Rheumatology, Dublin Academic Medical Centre and the Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research UCD, Dublin 4, - - 2013
Notch-receptor-ligand interactions are critical for cell proliferation, differentiation and survival, however the role of Notch signalling in psoriasis remains to be elucidated. Serum amyloid A (A-SAA) is an acute-phase protein with cytokine-like properties, regulates cell survival pathways and is implicated in many inflammatory conditions. To examine the role of Notch-1 ...
Galatola Martina M Martina Galatola, Lorella Paparo, Francesca Duraturo, Paola Izzo, Marina De Rosa, Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology and CEINGE Biotecnologie Avanzate, University of Naples "Federico II", 80131 Naples, - - 2013
To investigated the molecular cause of very early-onset ulcerative colitis (UC) in an 18-mo-old affected child. We analysed the interleukin-10 (IL10) receptor genes at the DNA and RNA level in the proband and his relatives. Beta catenin and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) receptors were analysed in the proteins extracted from ...
Gasperin Bernardo G BG Laboratory of Biotechnology and Animal Reproduction - BioRep, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2013
Bone morphogenetic proteins are known to be involved in determining ovulation rate in mammals. The mechanisms through which these proteins determine follicle fate are incompletely understood. In the present study, we used cattle as a model to evaluate the regulation of BMP15 and GDF9 receptors in granulosa cells during dominant ...
Caffery Barbary E BE *OD, PhD, FAAO †BSc ‡MSc §PhD ∥PhD, FAAO Center for Contact Lens Research, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (BC, EJ, MLH, LAJ); and Alcon Research Ltd. Fort Worth, Texas (RR, - - 2013
This study aimed to quantify and compare conjunctival epithelial tumor necrosis factor (NF) α mRNA expression in Sjögren syndrome (SS), non-Sjögren syndrome aqueous-deficient dry eye (non-SS DE), and non-dry eye (NDE) control subjects. A total of 76 subjects were recruited for this study: 25 SS (confirmed via American-European Consensus Criteria ...
Zhao Wei-Xiu WX 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, - - 2013
Objectives:This study is aimed to identify the expression of Notch family proteins in placentas from patients with early-onset severe preeclampsia.Study Design:The expression of Notch family proteins in placentas was investigated by immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, and real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).Results:The profile of distribution of all Notch family proteins in ...
Huang Kaipeng K Laboratory of Pharmacology & Toxicology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510006, - - 2013
Our previous studies have confirmed that the sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1)- sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) signaling pathway in the kidney under diabetic conditions is closely correlated with the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The activation of SphK1-S1P pathway by high glucose (HG) can increase the expression of fibronectin (FN), an important ...
Mansilla María José MJ Servei de Neurologia-Neuroimmunologia, Centre d'Esclerosi Múltiple de Catalunya (CEM-Cat), Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona , Barcelona , Spain - - 2013
Abstract Inducible heat shock protein (HSP)70 (HSP70-1A and HSP70-1B proteins) is a chaperone responsible for assisting proper protein folding. Following stress conditions, HSP70 is highly up-regulated to mediate cytoprotective functions. In addition, HSP70 is able to trigger innate and adaptive immune responses that promote the immune recognition of antigens and ...
Zhang Junyan J Department of Surgical Oncology, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110001, P.R. - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the expression of survivin and vascular endothelial growth factor‑C (VEGF‑C) in gastric cancer and the pathway by which survivin may affect gastric cancer lymphatic metastasis. The study may provide novel targets for treating gastric cancer lymphatic metastasis and distal ...
Sho Tomoko T Departments of *Obstetrics and Gynecology, and †Pathology and Cell Biology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, - - 2013
Although the expression of estrogen receptor (ER) is usually found in uterine endometrioid adenocarcinomas, it has recently been reported to be found in some uterine serous carcinomas (USCs). This report describes the clinicopathologic features of USC with an expression of ER-α, with special reference to the prognostic significance of ER-α. ...
Patanè Monica - - 2013
The NF-kB family of transcription factors is up-regulated in inflammation and different cancers. Recent data described heterozygous deletions of the NF-kB Inhibitor alpha gene (NFKBIA) in about 20 % of glioblastomas (GBM): deletions were mutually exclusive with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) amplification, a frequent event in GBM. We re-assessed ...
Rager Julia E JE Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North - - 2014
The Biomarkers of Exposure to ARsenic (BEAR) pregnancy cohort in Gómez Palacio, Mexico was recently established to better understand the impacts of prenatal exposure to inorganic arsenic (iAs). In this study, we examined a subset (n = 40) of newborn cord blood samples for microRNA (miRNA) expression changes associated with in utero ...
Chen Hua-Yun HY Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, - - 2013
To compare the mRNA and protein expressions of mitochondrial fusion protein-2 (mitofusin-2, Mfn2), and procollagen 1A1/1A2/3A1 in uterosacral ligament fibroblasts of postmenopausal patients with or without pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The effect of Mfn2 on the expression of procollagen in fibroblasts was also investigated. Thirty-seven POP patients and 23 non-POP ...
Mafra Fernanda A - - 2013
Considering the complex cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in endometriosis formation and progression and the similarities concerning the association of endometriosis with tumorigenesis and metastasis, we hypothesized a possible relationship between telomerase and the development/progression of endometriosis. The present study aimed to evaluate the expression of telomerase in the endometrium ...
Divaris Marc M Department of Plastic and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Pitie Salpetiere, Paris, - - 2014
Aging can lead to changes in facial expressions, transforming the positive youth expression of happiness to negative expressions as sadness, tiredness, and disgust. Local skin distension is another consequence of aging, which can be difficult to treat with rejuvenation procedures. The "face expressive lifting" (FEL) is an original concept in ...
McKenna Tomás - - 2013
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) and restrictive dermopathy (RD) are two laminopathies caused by mutations leading to cellular accumulation of prelamin A or one of its truncated forms, progerin. One proposed mechanism for the more severe symptoms in patients with RD compared to HGPS is that higher levels of farnesylated lamin ...
Tsai Su-Yi - - 2013
Broad dermal Wnt signaling is required for patterned induction of hair follicle placodes and subsequent Wnt signaling in placode stem cells is essential for induction of dermal condensates, cell clusters of precursors for the hair follicle dermal papilla (DP). Progression of hair follicle formation then requires coordinated signal exchange between ...
Kapralova Katarina K Division of Hematology, University of Utah, ARUP, and George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT; - - 2014
Overexpression of transcription factors runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1) and nuclear factor, erythroid-derived 2 (NF-E2) was reported in granulocytes of patients with polycythemia vera and other myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Further, a transgenic mouse overexpressing the NF-E2 transgene was reported to be a model of MPN. We hypothesized that increased transcripts ...
Zhao Youshan - - 2013
Objectives p21 Can both promote and inhibit tumorigenic processes. We explored the role of p21 in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Methods In this study, we analyzed p21 expression and p73 methylation in 88 patients with de novo MDS. Results We found decreased expression of the p21 gene in higher-risk MDS compared ...
Qiao Yu Qi - - 2013
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have different functions in cells. They work as signals, decoys, guides, and scaffolds. Altered lncRNA levels can affect the expression of gene products. There are seldom studies on the role of lncRNAs in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Quantitative RT-PCR showed that DQ786243 was significantly overexpressed in ...
Gu Mi Jin - - 2013
Fascin expression has been associated with clinicopathological parameters and clinical outcome in many carcinomas. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of fascin expression in small intestinal carcinomas (SICs).We constructed tissue microarrays for evaluation of immunohistochemical expression of fascin in a total of 194 SICs.Fascin was ...
Yu Han H Department of Gastrointestinal Tumor Pathology of Cancer Institute and General Surgery Institute, the First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, - - 2013
To explore the relationship between peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPARγ) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1 (PGC-1) expression in gastric carcinoma (GC), and analyze their correlations with clinicopathological features and clinical outcomes of patients. The two-step immunohistochemical method was used to detect the expression of PPARγ and PGC-1 in 179 cases ...
Lee Kyu Sang KS Department of Pathology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Glioblastomas may develop de novo (primary glioblastomas, P-GBLs) or through progression from lower-grade astrocytomas (secondary glioblastomas, S-GBLs). The aim of this study was to compare the immunohistochemical classification of glioblastomas with clinically determined P-GBLs and S-GBLs to identify the best combination of antibodies for immunohistochemical classification. We evaluated the immunohistochemical ...
Tysnes Berit B BB NorLux Neuro-Oncology Laboratory, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, - - 2013
Exploring the re-emergence of embryonic signaling pathways may reveal important information for cancer biology. Nodal is a transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)-related morphogen that plays a critical role during embryonic development. Nodal signaling is regulated by the Cripto-1 co-receptor and another TGF-β member, Lefty. Although these molecules are poorly detected in ...
Watanabe Shojiro S Department of Pediatrics, Hirosaki University Hospital, Hirosaki, - - 2013
Since viral infections activate type I interferon (IFN) pathways and cause subsequent release of IFN-dependent proinflammatory chemokines and cytokines, the innate immune system plays an important role in the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis (LN). It has been reported that human myxovirus resistance protein 1 (Mx1), a type I IFN-dependent transcript, ...
Kellenberger Terese T Research Laboratory for Biochemical Pathology, Aarhus University Hospital, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, - - 2013
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 has a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of progressive kidney diseases that are characterized by fibrosis. The main intracellular signaling pathway of TGF-β1 is the Smad system, where Smad2 and Smad3 play a central role in transcriptional regulation of target genes involved in extracellular matrix (ECM) ...
May Annette M - - 2013
The inhibitors of DNA binding (ID) inhibit basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors and thereby guide cellular differentiation and proliferation. To elucidate the involvement of IDs in hematopoiesis and acute leukemias (AL), we analyzed ID2 and ID3 expression in hematopoiesis and leukemic blasts in bone marrow biopsies (BMB). BMB of healthy stem ...
Wilcz-Villega E - - 2013
Increased intestinal permeability and altered expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins may be implicated in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This study aimed to investigate the expression of adherens junction (AJ) protein E-cadherin and TJ proteins zonula occludens (ZO)-1 and claudin (CLD)-1 and associations with IBS symptoms. Junctional ...
Izuishi Kunihiko - - 2013
To elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the insufficient sensitivity in the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by [18F] 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), the characteristics of glucose metabolism-related protein expression in HCC were examined in liver metastasis from colorectal cancer (Meta). Thirty-four patients (14 Meta and 20 HCC) who underwent ...
Ruoquan Yao - - 2013
This study aimed to define the correlation between microRNA-122 (miR-122) expression and hepatectomy-induced liver injury in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Plasma miR-122 expression in patients with HCC and healthy age-matched controls was determined, and correlated with plasma alanine transaminase activity (ALT) and bilirubin levels preoperatively and on days 1 ...
Balestrieri Emanuela - - 2013
Objectives. Several lines of evidences suggest that human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are implicated in the development of many complex diseases with a multifactorial aetiology and a strong heritability, such as neurological and psychiatric diseases. Attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that results from a complex interaction of ...
Tursi Antonio - - 2013
Inflammation and fibrosis are present in both colonic diverticulitis and Crohn's disease (CD). The molecular pattern of Basic Fibroblastic Growth Factor (bFGF) and Syndecan-1 (SD1) expression is altered in stenosing Crohn's disease (CD), but their expression in resected complicated colonic diverticulitis (ACD) is unknown. The expression of bFGF, SD1 and ...
Deng Hui - - 2013
Carboxyl-terminal binding protein-1 (CtBP1) is a transcriptional co-repressor with multiple in vitro targets, but its in vivo functions are largely unknown. We generated keratinocyte-specific CtBP1 transgenic mice with a keratin 5 promoter (K5.CtBP1) to probe the pathological roles of CtBP1. At transgene expression levels comparable with endogenous CtBP1 in acute ...
Pannone G - - 2013
Background: The prognosis of the oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients remains very poor, mainly due to their high propensity to invade and metastasize. E-cadherin reduced expression occurs in the primary step of oral tumour progression and gene methylation is a mode by which the expression of this protein is ...
Yang Bing - - 2013
SIRT3 is a NAD(+)-dependent histone deacetylaseand plays a critical role in various human carcinomas. However, its precise role in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer (GC) is still unclear. Western blot and Real-Time PCR were used to detect the protein and mRNA level of SIRT3 in freshly collected samples from GC ...
Wang L L Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, - - 2014
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are hypothesized to degrade structurally important components of the laminar extracellular matrix (ECM) in horses with laminitis. To compare levels of expression of stromelysin-1 (MMP-3), collagenases (MMP-1, -13), and membrane type-MMPs (MMP-14, -15, -16), and the distribution of their ECM substrates, in laminae of healthy horses and ...
Semkova Irina - - 2013
In patients with age-related macular degeneration disruption of the integrity of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and Bruch's membrane (BrM), precedes choroidal neovascularization (CNV). We investigated the role of the basement membrane (BM) proteins nidogen-1 and nidogen-2 for the development of experimental CNV. Laser-induced CNV was studied in Nid1(-/-) and ...
Rizzieri David - - 2013
ABSTRACT Elacytarabine is the elaidic acid ester derivative of cytarabine, designed to overcome the shortcomings of cytarabine. Resistance to cytarabine has been associated with decreased expression of the human equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (hENT1) and unlike cytarabine, elacytarabine has been shown to be independent of hENT1 to enter blasts. This ...
Reemann Paula - - 2013
Immune regulation of the skin plays an important role in susceptibility and development of illnesses. The aim of our study was to localise the interleukin (IL)-10 family of cytokines, in children's skin and to determine possible age-related differences in the expression level. The mRNA expression level of IL10, IL19, IL20, ...
Liu Fang - - 2013
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common liver disease, characterized by the excess accumulation of lipids in the liver. It has been demonstrated that the dysregulation of lipid droplet (LD)-associated proteins may be involved in the development of NAFLD. Adipose differentiation-related protein (ADRP), as one of the major LD-associated ...
Xiong Jing - - 2013
Podocytes are highly differentiated glomerular epithelial cells that contribute to the glomerular barrier function of kidney. A role for autophagy has been proposed in maintenance of their cellular integrity, but the mechanisms controlling autophagy in podocytes are not clear. The present study tested whether CD38-mediated regulation of lysosome function contributes ...
Chong Benjamin F - - 2013
B-cell activating factor of the TNF family (BAFF) promotes the maturation and survival of B cells. Because BAFF levels are elevated in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, BAFF has been the target of emerging therapies for SLE, such as belimumab. Levels of BAFF and its receptors in discoid lupus erythematosus ...
Balada Eva - - 2013
We determined the expression of Integrin alpha L chain (ITGAL), Perforin 1 (PRF1), and CD70 and studied the associations with laboratory and clinical parameters. CD4+ T cells were isolated from 35 SLE patients and 30 healthy controls. The transcript levels of ITGAL, PRF1, and CD70 were quantified by real-time reverse-transcription ...
Michel Olivier - - 2013
The acute inhalation of endotoxin mimicks several aspects of the inflammation related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of the current study was to identify and to validate biomarkers of endotoxin-induced airways' inflammation. The cellular count in the induced-sputum, was measured before and after an inhalation of 20 ...
Zhang Kai - - 2013
Histological, immunohistochemical, and ELISA analysis of the human ligamentum flavum (LF). The purpose of this study was to determine the level of expression of LPA in the LF from LSS patients and to analyze the relationship among LPA, LPA receptors (LPARs) and LF hypertrophy. Ligamentum flavum (LF) hypertrophy and fibrosis ...
Si May Khin - - 2013
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe form of lung injury that frequently occurs during pneumonia and sepsis. Lung inflammation in ARDS patients may have deleterious effects on remote organs such as the kidney. The nuclear enzyme poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase (PARP) enhances the nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB-dependent transcription of inflammatory ...
Winter Mircea M Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Vienna Biocenter, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2013
The histone deacetylases HDAC1 and HDAC2 remove acetyl moieties from lysine residues of histones and other proteins and are important regulators of gene expression. By deleting different combinations of Hdac1 and Hdac2 alleles in the epidermis, we reveal a dosage-dependent effect of HDAC1/HDAC2 activity on epidermal proliferation and differentiation. Conditional ...
García Isabel Mercedes - - 2013
Previous hypertension studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D are linked to elevated renin-angiotensin system. The heat shock protein 70 regulates signaling pathways for cellular oxidative stress responses. Hsp70 has been shown to protect against angiotensin II-induced hypertension and exert a cytoprotective effect. Here, we wanted to evaluate ...
Kandyba Eve - - 2013
The hair follicle (HF) is an exceptional mini-organ to study the mechanisms which regulate HF morphogenesis, cycling, hair follicle stem cell (hfSCs) homeostasis and progeny differentiation. During morphogenesis, Wnt signaling is well characterized in the initiation of HF patterning but less is known about which particular Wnt ligands are required ...
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