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Zhuangfeng Weng et al.
Nature communications, 10(1), 51-51 (2019-01-04)
The brain-specific angiogenesis inhibitor (BAI) subfamily of adhesion G protein-coupled receptors (aGPCRs) plays crucial roles in diverse cellular processes including phagocytosis, myoblast fusion, and synaptic development through the ELMO/DOCK/Rac signaling pathway, although the underlying molecular mechanism is not well understood.
Gary S L Peh et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 9167-9167 (2015-04-01)
The global shortage of donor corneas has garnered extensive interest in the development of graft alternatives suitable for endothelial keratoplasty using cultivated primary human corneal endothelial cells (CECs). We have recently described a dual media approach for the propagation of
Shiv K Gupta et al.
Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 20(14), 3730-3741 (2014-05-20)
Effective sensitizing strategies potentially can extend the benefit of temozolomide (TMZ) therapy in patients with glioblastoma (GBM). We previously demonstrated that robust TMZ-sensitizing effects of the [poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase] (PARP) inhibitor veliparib (ABT-888) are restricted to TMZ-sensitive GBM xenografts. The
Kyla D Baron et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1853(7), 1683-1692 (2015-04-18)
The Ste20-like kinase SLK plays a pivotal role in cell migration and focal adhesion turnover and is regulated by the LIM domain-binding proteins Ldb1 and Ldb2. These adapter proteins have been demonstrated to interact with LMO4 in the organization of
Pei-Yi Su et al.
Journal of virology, 89(8), 4527-4538 (2015-02-13)
Because the pathogenesis of enterovirus 71 (EV71) remains mostly ambiguous, identifying the factors that mediate viral binding and entry to host cells is indispensable to ultimately uncover the mechanisms that underlie virus infection and pathogenesis. Despite the identification of several
Kevin S Donnelly et al.
Veterinary ophthalmology, 17 Suppl 1, 61-68 (2014-08-16)
To explore the effect of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) (i) on corneal fibroblast differentiation, morphology, and viability; and (ii) on the expression levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 2 and 9 using an in vitro model of equine corneal fibrosis. Healthy
Jung Jae Cho et al.
International journal of oncology, 45(2), 667-674 (2014-05-27)
Licochalcone A (LCA), a chalconoid derived from root of Glycyrrhiza inflata, has been known to possess a wide range of biological functions such as antitumor, anti-angiogenesis, antiparasitic, anti-oxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. However, the anticancer effects of LCA on oral
Ying-Hsien Huang et al.
PloS one, 10(8), e0136453-e0136453 (2015-08-26)
Recent studies have shown that microRNA-29 (miR-29) is significantly decreased in liver fibrosis and that its downregulation influences the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). In addition, inhibition of the activity of histone deacetylases 4 (HDAC4) has been shown to
Amit Aurora et al.
Biomaterials, 67, 393-407 (2015-08-11)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) derived scaffolds continue to be investigated for the treatment of volumetric muscle loss (VML) injuries. Clinically, ECM scaffolds have been used for lower extremity VML repair; in particular, MatriStem™, a porcine urinary bladder matrix (UBM), has shown
Jinju Li et al.
Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology, 76, 73-83 (2014-08-20)
Cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) produce and degrade the myocardial extracellular matrix and are critical in maladaptive ventricular remodeling that can result in heart failure (HF). β-Arrestins are important signaling molecules involved in β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) desensitization and can also mediate signaling
Luce Farine et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16787-16787 (2015-11-19)
Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphatidylcholine (PC) are among the most abundant phospholipids in biological membranes. In many eukaryotes, the CDP-ethanolamine and CDP-choline branches of the Kennedy pathway represent major and often essential routes for the production of PE and PC, with
Stefan Werner et al.
Cancer discovery, 5(5), 506-519 (2015-02-27)
Regulatory pathways that drive early hematogenous dissemination of tumor cells are insufficiently defined. Here, we used the presence of disseminated tumor cells (DTC) in the bone marrow to define patients with early disseminated breast cancer and identified low retinoic acid-induced
Diego Pandeló José et al.
Virology, 462-463, 328-339 (2014-07-12)
The ability of HIV to establish long-lived latent infection is mainly due to transcriptional silencing of viral genome in resting memory T lymphocytes. Here, we show that new semi-synthetic ingenol esters reactivate latent HIV reservoirs. Amongst the tested compounds, 3-caproyl-ingenol
Lixia Wang et al.
Journal of plant research, 128(4), 653-663 (2015-03-23)
Using an F2 population derived from cultivated and wild azuki bean, we previously detected a reciprocal translocation and a seed size QTL near the translocation site. To test the hypothesis that the translocation in the cultivated variety contributed to the
Chandrika Canugovi et al.
Neurobiology of aging, 36(2), 1007-1012 (2014-12-03)
Oxidative DNA damage accumulation has been implicated in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. The base excision repair pathway is a primary responder to oxidative DNA damage. Effects of loss of base excision repair on normal brain
Jianping Lu et al.
Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity, 2015, 682861-682861 (2015-11-18)
MUTYH is a DNA repair enzyme that initiates a base excision repair (BER) by recognizing and removing 8-Oxoguanine (8-oxoG) and its paired adenine. We demonstrated that both TGF-β1 and H2O2 treatment led to an increased 8-oxoG in cultured human proximal
Shoko Sawano et al.
Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaiho, 85(12), 994-1000 (2014-09-05)
Regenerative intramuscular motor-innervation is thought to reside in the spatiotemporal expression of axon-guidance molecules. Our previous studies showed that resident myogenic stem cells, satellite cells, up-regulate a secreted neural-chemorepellent semaphorin 3A (Sema3A) during the early-differentiation period, in response to hepatocyte
Zoltán Giricz et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 21(9) (2020-05-14)
Swiprosin-1 (EFhD2) is a molecule that triggers structural adaptation of isolated adult rat cardiomyocytes to cell culture conditions by initiating a process known as cell spreading. This process mimics central aspects of cardiac remodeling, as it occurs subsequent to myocardial
Kylie A MacGregor et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 85, 191-206 (2014-08-02)
Virtual screening of the ChemDiversity and ChemBridge compound databases against dynamin I (dynI) GTPase activity identified 2,5-bis-(benzylamino)-1,4-benzoquinone 1 as a 273 ± 106 μM inhibitor. In silico lead optimization and focused library-led synthesis resulted in the development of four discrete benzoquinone/naphthoquinone based compound
Guanmei Wen et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(31), 19158-19172 (2015-06-21)
Matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP8) has been shown to influence various cellular functions. As monocytes and macrophages (Mφ) express MMP8, we investigated if MMP8 played a role in macrophage differentiation and polarization. MMP8 expression was significantly increased during monocyte differentiation into Mφ.
Jae-Yeon Shin et al.
Biomolecules & therapeutics, 23(4), 313-319 (2015-07-15)
P7C3 and its derivatives, 1-(3,6-dibromo-9H-carbazol-9-yl)-3-(p-tolylamino)propan-2-ol (1) and N-(3-(3,6-dibromo-9H-carbazol-9-yl)-2-hydroxypropyl)-N-(3-methoxyphenyl)-4-methylbenzenesulfonamide (2), were previously reported to increase neurogenesis in rat neural stem cells (NSCs). Although P7C3 is known to increase neurogenesis by protecting newborn neurons, it is not known whether its derivatives also
SongCun Wang et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 9013-9013 (2015-03-12)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are important in mediating immune responses against various pathogens during pregnancy. However, uncontrolled TLR-triggered inflammation will endanger normal pregnancy, resulting in pregnancy loss. Therefore, maintenance of a moderate inflammatory response is crucial for successful pregnancy under conditions
Kirsty J Dixon et al.
Journal of neurotrauma, 32(11), 753-764 (2014-10-08)
Although a myriad of pathological responses contribute to traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebral dysfunction has been closely linked to cell death mechanisms. A number of therapeutic strategies have been studied in an attempt to minimize or ameliorate tissue damage; however
Syu-ichi Kanno et al.
Toxicology letters, 232(2), 393-402 (2014-12-03)
Pifithrin-alpha (PFT) is an inhibitor of p53 and is known to protect against a variety of p53-mediated genotoxic agents. In this report, we examined the inhibitory effects of PFT against docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-induced cytotoxicity in the human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Suguru Sato et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 599, 113748-113748 (2020-04-26)
We applied an inducible gene expression system that utilizes the p-cmt operon, the cumate gene-switch, to generate mouse induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) E6E7-MEF cells were transfected with a single cumate gene-switch vector enabling concomitant expression
Dhong Hyun Lee et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 12580-12580 (2015-07-30)
Dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) is a highly malignant subtype of human liposarcoma (LPS), whose genomic profile is characterized by chromosomal amplification at 12q13-q22. miR-26a-2 is one of the most frequently amplified genes in the region, and inhibition of its downstream target
Neha Kaushik et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 8587-8587 (2015-02-27)
In this study, we assessed the role of different reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by soft jet plasma and chemical-induced ROS systems with regard to cell death in T98G, A549, HEK293 and MRC5 cell lines. For a comparison with plasma
Yanchun Liu et al.
Tissue engineering. Part C, Methods, 21(8), 816-824 (2015-01-21)
To develop a methodology to separate intestinal stem cell (ISC)-enriched crypts from differentiated epithelial cell (DEC)-containing villi to improve the morphology of tissue-engineered intestine (TEI). Small intestinal tissues from 5- to 7-day-old transgenic Lgr5-EGFP mice (with fluorescently labeled ISCs) were
Cameron C Scott et al.
EMBO reports, 16(6), 741-752 (2015-04-09)
The Wnt pathway, which controls crucial steps of the development and differentiation programs, has been proposed to influence lipid storage and homeostasis. In this paper, using an unbiased strategy based on high-content genome-wide RNAi screens that monitored lipid distribution and
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