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Tero-Pekka Alastalo et al.
Human mutation, 36(7), 694-703 (2015-03-31)
Mutations in the LMNA gene coding for the nuclear lamina proteins lamin A and its smaller splice form lamin C associate with a heterogeneous group of diseases collectively called laminopathies. Here, we describe a 2-year-old patient with a previously undescribed
David S Hill et al.
Molecular cancer therapeutics, 14(11), 2665-2673 (2015-09-04)
Metastatic melanoma remains incurable, emphasizing the acute need for improved research models to investigate the underlying biologic mechanisms mediating tumor invasion and metastasis, and to develop more effective targeted therapies to improve clinical outcome. Available animal models of melanoma do
Yan Chen et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0122990-e0122990 (2015-04-11)
Bronchial asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory condition with high morbidity, and effective treatments for asthma are limited. Allergen-specific immunotherapy can only induce peripheral immune tolerance and is not sustainable. Exploring new therapeutic strategies is of great clinical importance. Recombinant
Shanmei Xu et al.
BMC cancer, 15, 870-870 (2015-11-11)
Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Chalcone and its derivatives are reported to exhibit anti-cancer effects in several cancer cell lines, including colon cancer cells. In addition, chalcones
Xiuli Li et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 13, 164-164 (2015-05-21)
Alternative splicing of VEGF-A gives rise to two families - the pro-angiogenic VEGFxxx family and the anti-angiogenic VEGFxxxb family that differ by only six amino acids at their C-terminal end. The first verified and widely reported VEGFxxxb family member is
Manivannan Jothiramajayam et al.
Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, 77(21), 1269-1280 (2014-10-01)
Fluoride generated the attention of toxicologists due to its deleterious effects at high concentrations in human populations suffering from fluorosis and with in vivo experimental models. Interest in its undesirable effects has resurfaced due to the awareness that this element
Shu-Ching Chen et al.
PloS one, 9(11), e109961-e109961 (2014-11-13)
Emerging evidences have shown that diabetes mellitus not only raises risk but also heightens mortality rate of cancer. It is not clear, however, whether antitumor CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response is down-modulated in diabetic hosts. We investigated the impact
Lisa D Boxer et al.
Genes & development, 28(18), 2013-2026 (2014-09-18)
ZNF750 controls epithelial homeostasis by inhibiting progenitor genes while inducing differentiation genes, a role underscored by pathogenic ZNF750 mutations in cancer and psoriasis. How ZNF750 accomplishes these dual gene regulatory impacts is unknown. Here, we characterized ZNF750 as a transcription
Fang-Ting Lu et al.
Journal of autoimmunity, 61, 62-72 (2015-06-15)
Thymic CD4(+) FoxP3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells are critical for the development of immunological tolerance and immune homeostasis and requires contributions of both thymic dendritic and epithelial cells. Although B cells have been reported to be present within the thymus
Jaeyop Lee et al.
Journal of immunological methods, 425, 21-26 (2015-06-10)
Different dendritic cell (DC) subsets co-exist in humans and coordinate the immune response. Having a short life, DCs must be constantly replenished from their progenitors in the bone marrow through hematopoiesis. Identification of a DC-restricted progenitor in mouse has improved
[The mechanism and progress of topical application of mitomycin C as an adjunctive therapy for benign airway stenosis].
Nan Chen et al.
Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases, 36(8), 592-594 (2013-11-21)
Katie E Burrows et al.
European journal of immunology, 45(4), 1116-1128 (2014-12-30)
The costimulatory receptor OX40 is expressed on activated T cells and regulates T-cell responses. Here, we show the efficacy and mechanism of action of an OX40 blocking antibody using the chronic house dust mite (HDM) mouse model of lung inflammation
Akhil Kumar Agarwal et al.
Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology, 141(9), 1563-1574 (2015-01-24)
Expression of lysosome-associated membrane protein-1 (LAMP1) on the surface correlates with metastatic potential of B16 melanoma cells. Downregulation of their expression in high metastatic (B16F10) cells reduced their surface expression and metastatic potential. Present investigations explore if overexpression of LAMP1
Mathilde Couteaudier et al.
Stem cell research, 14(2), 224-237 (2015-02-24)
A common challenge in avian cell biology is the generation of differentiated cell-lines, especially in the keratinocyte lineage. Only a few avian cell-lines are available and very few of them show an interesting differentiation profile. During the last decade, mammalian
Antonio Di Grazia et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0128663-e0128663 (2015-06-13)
One of the many functions of skin is to protect the organism against a wide range of pathogens. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) produced by the skin epithelium provide an effective chemical shield against microbial pathogens. However, whereas antibacterial/antifungal activities of AMPs
Erin M Siegel et al.
Diseases of the colon and rectum, 57(8), 941-957 (2014-07-09)
The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 98-11 clinical trial demonstrated the superiority of standard 5-fluorouracil/mitomycin-C over 5-fluorouracil/cisplatin in combination with radiation in the treatment of anal squamous cell cancer. Tumor size (>5 cm) and lymph node metastases are associated with disease
K Terasako-Saito et al.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society, 16(6), 930-940 (2014-11-29)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CMV-CTLs) play a crucial role in preventing CMV disease. However, the actual in vivo dynamics of CMV-CTL clones after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHCT) are still unclear. Using a single-cell T-cell receptor repertoire
Allison Sang et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 193(4), 1609-1621 (2014-07-13)
AM14 rheumatoid factor (RF) B cells in the MRL/lpr mice are activated by dual BCR and TLR7/9 ligation and differentiate into plasmablasts via an extrafollicular (EF) route. It was not known whether this mechanism of activation of RF B cells
Rabih El-Merahbi et al.
PloS one, 9(11), e112453-e112453 (2014-11-08)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), including those of advanced prostate cancer, are a suggested reason for tumor resistance toward conventional tumor therapy. Therefore, new therapeutic agents are urgently needed for targeting CSCs. Despite the minimal understanding of their modes of action
Jaeyop Lee et al.
The Journal of experimental medicine, 212(3), 385-399 (2015-02-18)
In mice, two restricted dendritic cell (DC) progenitors, macrophage/dendritic progenitors (MDPs) and common dendritic progenitors (CDPs), demonstrate increasing commitment to the DC lineage, as they sequentially lose granulocyte and monocyte potential, respectively. Identifying these progenitors has enabled us to understand
Mee-Hae Kim et al.
Journal of bioscience and bioengineering, 118(6), 716-722 (2014-06-21)
Understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that govern adhesive properties of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to culture environments provides surface design strategies for maintaining their undifferentiated state during cell expansion. Polyamidoamine dendrimer surface with first-generation (G1) with dendron structure
Yasuhiro Kazuki et al.
Scientific reports, 4, 6136-6136 (2014-08-28)
Infants with Down syndrome (DS) are at a high risk of developing transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM). A GATA1 mutation leading to the production of N-terminally truncated GATA1 (GATA1s) in early megakaryocyte/erythroid progenitors is linked to the onset of TAM and
Zaki Shaikhibrahim et al.
The American journal of pathology, 185(4), 1114-1122 (2015-03-21)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) progression depends on various dysregulated pathways. Regulation of diverse pathways is mediated by the mediator complex. The mediator subunit MED15 is essential for transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling and involved in breast and
Yinan Liu et al.
PloS one, 9(10), e109588-e109588 (2014-10-15)
The Notch signaling pathway plays versatile roles during heart development. However, there is contradictory evidence that Notch pathway either facilitates or impairs cardiomyogenesis in vitro. In this study, we developed iPSCs by reprogramming of murine fibroblasts with GFP expression governed
Kellie Young et al.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 21(4), 454-467 (2015-02-14)
The goal of this study was to determine whether the detection of discordant numbers of hypervascular foci at hepatic angiography versus contrast-enhanced (CE) cross-sectional imaging [computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)] is associated with adverse clinical outcomes in
Matthew J Tomlinson et al.
Cell and tissue research, 361(2), 529-540 (2015-02-01)
The cell surface hydrolase tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) (also known as MSCA-1) is used to identify a sub-population of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) with high mineralising potential and is found on subsets of cells within the dental pulp.
Chen Chen et al.
Immunology, 142(2), 307-319 (2014-01-25)
The activation of dendritic cells (DCs) is necessary to initiate immune responses. Angiotensin II (Ang II) can enhance the maturation and activation of DCs, but the mechanisms are still unclear. Ubiquitin-activating enzyme (E1/Uba1) is the common first step in ubiquitylation
Janine Müller et al.
Stem cells translational medicine, 4(1), 31-43 (2014-12-07)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is considered the second most frequent and one of the most severe neurodegenerative diseases, with dysfunctions of the motor system and with nonmotor symptoms such as depression and dementia. Compensation for the progressive loss of dopaminergic (DA)
Qi Miao et al.
Nature communications, 5, 4088-4088 (2014-06-10)
Cell migration is an integral part of re-epithelialization during skin wound healing, a complex process involving molecular controls that are still largely unknown. Here we identify a novel role for Tcf3, an essential transcription factor regulating embryonic and adult skin
Akhil Kumar Agarwal et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 449(3), 332-337 (2014-05-23)
Lysosome Associated Membrane Protein-1 (LAMP1), which lines the lysosomes, is often found to be expressed on surface of metastatic cells. We previously demonstrated that its surface expression on B16 melanoma variants correlates with metastatic potential. To establish the role of
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