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Voon Dominic Chih-Cheng - - 2012
The transcription factor RUNX3 functions as a tumor suppressor in the gastrointestinal epithelium, where its loss is an early event in carcinogenesis. While RUNX3 acts concurrently as a mediator of TGF-β signaling and an antagonist of Wnt, the cellular changes that follow its loss and their contribution to tumorigenicity are ...
Rubio Carlos A - - 2012
Several authors demonstrated that normal goblet cells intermingle with dysplastic cells in duodenal adenomas. Goblet cells in the normal duodenum were found to cross-react with the neurotransmitter synaptophysin, a synaptic glycoprotein present in neuroendocrine cells and in virtually all neurons of the central nervous system. In this work, we investigated ...
Wang P - - 2012
Infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) strains is linked to an increased risk of inflammation and gastric cancer. To investigate the effects of H. pylori on biological characteristics of gastric epithelial cells SGC-7901, derived from human adenocarcinoma, morphological appearances of both the pathogen and these cells, as well as features ...
Shamekhi Fatemeh - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to improve the survival of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis 10140 during freeze-drying process by microencapsulation, using a special pediatric prebiotics mixture (galactooligosaccharides and fructooligosaccharides). Probiotic microorganisms were encapsulated with a coat combination of prebiotics-calcium-alginate prior to freeze-drying. Both encapsulated and free cells were then ...
Mao Wei - - 2012
Trefoil factor 1 (TFF1) is a small cysteine-rich secreted protein which is principally expressed in the superficial cells of gastric mucosa. In gastric cancer, TFF1 is downregulated and plays an important role. Gastrokine 1 (GKN1) is a secreted protein with similar expression and biological functions to TFF1. This study aimed ...
Doupé David P DP Medical Research Council (MRC) Cancer Cell Unit, Hutchison-MRC Research Centre, Cambridge, - - 2012
Diseases of the esophageal epithelium (EE), such as reflux esophagitis and cancer, are rising in incidence. Despite this, the cellular behaviors underlying EE homeostasis and repair remain controversial. Here, we show that in mice, EE is maintained by a single population of cells that divide stochastically to generate proliferating and ...
Park Yong Sung - - 2012
MUC1 is a membrane-tethered mucin expressed on the apical surface of epithelial cells. Our previous report (Guang W, Ding H, Czinn SJ, Kim KC, Blanchard TG, Lillehoj EP. J Biol Chem 285: 20547-20557, 2010) demonstrated that expression of MUC1 in AGS gastric epithelial cells limits Helicobacter pylori infection and reduces ...
Liu Tao - - 2012
Helicobacter pylori can efficiently capture iron either from free heme or heme-containing compounds in the iron-limited gastric mucosa. However, the heme iron utilization systems of H. pylori have not been fully described to date. To investigate the contribution of genes involved in heme-iron utilization, a gene homologous to frpB, encode ...
Ma Peng-Fei PF Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, - - 2012
To investigate the effect of chloride intracellular channel 1 (CLIC1) on the cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion of gastric cancer cells. CLIC1 expression was evaluated in human gastric cancer cell lines SGC-7901 and MGC-803 by real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Four segments of small interference RNA (siRNA) targeting ...
Yamamichi Nobutake - - 2012
Rebamipide is usually used for mucosal protection, healing of gastric ulcers, treatment of gastritis, etc., but its effects on gastric malignancy have not been elucidated. Using Lewis and Buffalo rat strains treated with peroral administration of N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG), we evaluated the effect of rebamipide on the induction of tumor-suppressive dendritic ...
Alinari Lapo - - 2012
Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) represents a B cell lymphoproliferative disorder that appears to be driven by infection of the lesional cells by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Although not a common condition, the overwhelming majority of cases affect the lungs and mediastinal lymph nodes. Oral mucosal involvement has been documented in only one ...
Alfizah Hanafiah - - 2012
Infection with Helicobacter pylori cagA-positive strains is associated with gastroduodenal diseases. The CagA protein is injected into gastric epithelial cells and supposedly induces morphological changes termed the 'hummingbird phenotype', which is associated with scattering and increased cell motility. The molecular mechanisms leading to the CagA-dependent morphological changes are only partially ...
von Holzen Urs - - 2012
Barrett's esophagus is a metaplasia of the distal esophagus that is the only recognized precursor of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Despite a characteristic histology, the pathogenesis of Barrett's has remained obscure. A recent paper from the laboratories of Wa Xian and Frank McKeon presents evidence for a novel cell of origin of ...
Nakai Y - - 2012
Confocal laser-induced endomicroscopy (CLE) enables in vivo, real time visualization of the subsurface cells and tissue structures in gastrointestinal mucosa at a subcellular resolution of ≈1000x magnification. The aims of this pilot study were to establish a principle of molecular imaging and determine in vivo expression of epidermal growth factor ...
Gomes Bruna C - - 2012
Lactobacillus sakei 1 is a food isolate that produces a heat-stable antimicrobial peptide (sakacin 1, a class IIa bacteriocin) inhibitory to the opportunistic pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Bacterial isolates with antimicrobial activity may be useful for food biopreservation and also for developing probiotics. To evaluate the probiotic potential of L. sakei ...
Westerhoff Maria - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The 2011 American Gastroenterological Association diagnostic criteria for Barrett's esophagus (BE) require the presence of goblet cells in biopsies of columnar mucosa within the esophagus. In other countries, patients can be diagnosed with BE based on evidence of columnar epithelium, regardless of the presence of goblet cells. ...
Stefani Carolina Bernardi - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Enterocromaffin-like cells (ECL) are specialized endocrine gastric cells able to release histamine, which in turn controls gastric acid production by parietal cells. Helicobacter pylori infection and other conditions signal in the gastrointestinal tract via Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and modify gastric acid production, but there is no evidence of expression ...
Tian Yuan - - 2012
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against mucin 21 (MUC21), a human counterpart of mouse epiglycanin/Muc21, were prepared using human embryonic kidney 293 cells transfected with MUC21 as the immunogen. The specificity of these mAbs was examined by flow cytometry, immunoprecipitation, and Western blotting focusing on the differential glycosylation of MUC21 expressed in ...
Scillitani G - - 2012
Characterization of mucins in the alimentary tract of the grass snake, Natrix natrix was performed by histochemical (PAS, Alcian Blue, pH 2.5 and pH 1.0, sialidase-Alcian Blue, pH 2.5, HID-AB pH 2.5) and lectin-histochemical (WGA, SWGA, PNA, sialidase-PNA, SBA, sialidase-SBA, DBA, sialidase-DBA, ConA, BSI-B4, AAA, UEA-1, LTA) techniques. Oesophageal lining ...
González-Rivera Christian C Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, - - 2012
Colonization of the human stomach with Helicobacter pylori is a risk factor for peptic ulceration, noncardia gastric adenocarcinoma, and gastric lymphoma. The secreted VacA toxin is an important H. pylori virulence factor that causes multiple alterations in gastric epithelial cells and T cells. Several families of vacA alleles have been ...
Zheng Ying-Xia YX Department of Laboratory Medicine, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, - - 2012
To investigate the relationship and molecular features of CD74/macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF)/Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in gastric cancer. CD74, MIF and TLR4 expression in the paraffin-embedded sections of gastric cancer from 120 patients were detected by immunohistochemical staining. Knock down of CD74 expression in gastric cancer cell line MKN-45 ...
Boonyanugomol Wongwarut - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported the presence of H. pylori in individuals with hepatobiliary diseases, but in vitro and in vivo studies are still needed. Here, we determined the effects of H. pylori γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) on the induction of apoptosis and IL-8 production in a human cholangiocarcinoma cell line (KKU-100 ...
Johnston Nikki - - 2012
Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is thought to be a significant risk factor for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), but causality has never been proven. It is accepted that chronic reflux into the esophagus can induce metaplastic changes in esophageal mucosa with subsequent increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma, but no similar associations ...
Erlandsen Sten Even - - 2012
The regulated endocrine-specific protein 18 (RESP18) has previously been localized to different endocrine cells and neurons, in particular the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. It is found in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum and is degraded at the post-ER pre-Golgi compartment, and a role in processing of secreted peptides has ...
Malvasio Valeria - - 2012
Esophagus tissue engineering holds promises for esophageal replacement after severe caustic injuries. The aim of this study was to determine whether viable esophageal epithelial cells could be isolated from an esophagus exposed to varying concentrations of alkali with regard to number, viability, and morphology during in vitro culture. Ovine esophagi ...
Ge Yanli - - 2012
Trefoil Factor Family (TFF) plays an essential role in the intestinal epithelial restitution, but the relationship between TFF1 and gastric cancer (GC) is still unclear. The present study aimed to determine the role of TFF1 in repairing gastric mucosa and in the pathogenesis of GC. The TFF1 expression in different ...
Blaser Martin J - - 2012
It is becoming increasingly clear that our residential microbes, the key constituents in the human microbiome, are centrally involved in many aspects of our physiology. In particular, the ancient and dominant gastric bacteria Helicobacter pylori are highly interactive with human physiology. In modern times, H. pylori has been disappearing, which ...
Nordström Tommy - - 2012
The response of differentiating mouse neural progenitor cells, migrating out from neurospheres, to conditions simulating ischemia (hypoxia and extracellular or intracellular acidosis) was studied. We show here, by using BCECF and single cell imaging to monitor intracellular pH (pH(i)), that two main populations can be distinguished by exposing migrating neural ...
Soares Marcella A - - 2012
N(4)-Phenyl 2-acetylpyridine thiosemicarbazone (H2Ac4Ph; N-(phenyl)-2-(1-(pyridin-2-yl)ethylidene)hydrazinecarbothioamide) and its N(4)-ortho-, -meta- and -para-fluorophenyl (H2Ac4oFPh, H2Ac4mFPh, H2Ac4pFPh), N(4)-ortho-, -meta- and -para-chlorophenyl (H2Ac4oClPh, H2Ac4mClPh, H2Ac4pClPh), N(4)-ortho-, -meta- and -para-iodophenyl (H2Ac4oIPh, H2Ac4mIPh, H2Ac4pIPh) and N(4)-ortho-, -meta- and -para-nitrophenyl (H2Ac4oNO(2)Ph, H2Ac4mNO(2)Ph, H2Ac4pNO(2)Ph) derivatives were assayed for their cytotoxicity against human malignant breast (MCF-7) and glioma (T98G ...
Yoshii M - - 2012
It was recently reported that the transcription factor Forkhead box P3 (FoxP3) is expressed not only in regulatory T cells (Tregs) but also in cancer cells. The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical significance of FoxP3 expression in gastric carcinoma. We performed immunohistochemical staining of FoxP3 to ...
van Dop Willemijn A - - 2012
ObjectiveIn the intestine Hedgehog (Hh) signalling is directed from epithelium to mesenchyme and negatively regulates epithelial precursor cell fate. The role of Hh signalling in the oesophagus has not been studied in vivo. Here the authors examined the role of Hh signalling in epithelial homeostasis of oesophagus.DesignThe authors used transgenic ...
Barboni B - - 2012
Amniotic epithelial cells (AECs) are ideal seed cells for tissue regeneration, but no research has yet been reported on their tendon regeneration potential. This study investigated the efficiency of AECs allotransplantation for tendon healing, as well as the mechanism involved. To this aim ovine AECs, characterized by specific surface and ...
Bus P - - 2012
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition caused by chronic gastroesophageal reflux. BE patients have an increased risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). As many aspects of this condition are still unknown, there is a need for in vitro models to study BE development. To review the literature on cell ...
Jin Shenghang - - 2012
Background and Aims:  Infection by Helicobacter pylori is one of the major contributing factors of chronic active gastritis and peptic ulcer and is closely associated with the occurrence and progression of gastric cancer. CagA protein is a major virulence factor of H. pylori that interacts with SHP-2, a true oncogene, ...
Hyun Jong Jin - - 2012
Autolysis is the enzymatic digestion of cells by the action of its own enzymes, and it mostly occurs in dying or dead cells. It has previously been suggested that prolonged procedure time could lead to autolytic changes from the periphery of the endoscopic submucosal dissection specimens. Recently, the authors have ...
Ceuppens Siele - - 2012
The enteric pathogen Bacillus cereus must survive gastric passage in order to cause diarrhea by enterotoxin production in the small intestine. The acid resistance and the survival after gastric passage were assessed by in vitro experiments with acidified growth medium and gastric simulation medium with B. cereus NVH 1230-88 vegetative ...
Zou Zheng-Yun - - 2012
Gambogic acid (GA), the main active component of gamboge, is well known for its marked antitumor effect in vitro and in vivo. The aim of this study was to assess the natural interaction between GA and chemotherapeutic agents, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), oxaliplatin (Oxa), and docetaxel (Doc), which are widely used in ...
Katsuno Yoko - - 2012
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) has been shown to serve a marker for cancer-initiating cells (CICs), but little is known about the regulation of the CIC functions of ALDH1+ cancer cells. We isolated ALDH1+ cells from human diffuse-type gastric carcinoma cells and characterized these cells using an Aldefluor assay. ALDH1+ cells ...
Martinez Keith A KA - - 2012
The ability of Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis to regulate their cytoplasmic pH is well studied in cell suspensions but is poorly understood in individual adherent cells and biofilms. We observed the cytoplasmic pH of individual cells using ratiometric pHluorin. A standard curve equating the fluorescence ratio with pH was ...
Bohlooli Shahab - - 2012
PURPOSE: Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich (Cucurbitaceae), also known as the "squirting cucumber," is a wild medicinal plant found abundantly in Moghan, Ardabil province, Iran. This study was undertaken to examine possible cytotoxic effect of freeze-dried aqueous extract of E. elaterium fruit on cell lines of gastric and esophageal origin ...
Fernandes Iva - - 2012
The bioavailability of anthocyanins is the most difficult one to assess amongst all flavonoid compounds as a result of their occurrence under different structures in equilibrium depending on pH. Due to their rapid appearance in plasma, the absorption of anthocyanins is likely to occur at the gastric level. Further investigations ...
Ku Ja-Lok - - 2012
We report the characterization of six new gastric carcinoma cell lines (designated NCC-19, NCC-20, NCC-24, NCC-59, SNU-1750 and SNU-1967) established from primary tumor samples of Korean patients. Four cell lines grew as adherent monolayers, one as both adherent and floating cell clumps and one as floating cell aggregates. The cell ...
Lv Xiao-Guang - - 2012
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) plays an important role in the chemotherapy of advanced gastric cancer. However, genetic factors that affect therapeutic efficacy of 5-FU warrant further investigation. In the present study, using stable transfection of the ezrin-radixin-moesin-binding phosphoprotein 50 (EBP50) gene, we explored the genetic influences on 5-FU-induced apoptosis of human gastric ...
Vors Cécile - - 2012
There is a growing interest in the optimization of dietary emulsions for monitoring postprandial lipid metabolism in the frame of preventing metabolic diseases. Using various emulsions, we investigated in a systematic scheme the combination of (i) in vitro gastrointestinal lipolysis and (ii) absorption and metabolism of lipolysis media in Caco-2 ...
Park Hee Jung - - 2012
pH values go live! A ratiometric two-photon (TP) probe (NP1, see scheme) that has a significant TP action cross-section, high photostability, negligible toxicity, and can estimate pH values in live cells and human tissues by two-photon microscopy is described. NP1 can detect the difference in pH between live cells from ...
Atwood Ann - - 2012
Comment on: Atwood A, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011; 108:18560-5.
Zhang Jianhao - - 2012
Aims and background. Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common malignancy and sixth leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. Recent studies have shown the potential role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in tumor development; however, little is known about its role in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. In ...
Scotti Claudia - - 2012
[This corrects the article on p. e13892 in vol. 5.].
Liu H - - 2012
The majority of Helicobacter pylori reside on gastric epithelial cell surfaces and in the overlying mucus, but a small fraction of H. pylori enter host epithelial and immune cells. To explore the role of the nudA invasin in host cell entry, a ΔnudA deletion derivative of strain J99 was constructed ...
Jones Robert P - - 2012
Purpose: This study assessed the relationship between time, power and ablation size using a novel high-frequency 14.5 GHz microwave applicator in ex vivo human hepatic parenchyma and colorectal liver metastases. Previous examination has demonstrated structurally normal but non-viable cells within the ablation zone. This study aimed to further investigate how ablation ...
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