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Plumbagin Inhibits Proliferation, Migration, and Invasion of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells Induced by FGF-2.

Tissue Cell 2021 Apr 28;72:101547. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Ophthalmology, The second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, 05000, China. Electronic address:

Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is a serious ophthalmic disease and characterized by the formation of proliferative membranes by retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. In PVR, the contraction and traction of the fibrocellular membranes cause retinal detachment, which can cause reduction surgery for retinal detachment to fail. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) causes RPE cells to form extracellular matrix (ECM), promotes chemotaxis, mitosis, and positively promotes the disease process of PVR. Read More

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Dual-specificity phosphatase 6 (DUSP6) mRNA and protein abundance is regulated by fibroblast growth factor 2 in sheep granulosa cells and inhibits c-Jun N-terminal kinase (MAPK8) phosphorylation.

Mol Cell Endocrinol 2021 May 5:111297. Epub 2021 May 5.

Centre de recherche en reproduction animale, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St-Hyacinthe, J2S 7C6, QC, Canada. Electronic address:

Growth factors regulate ovarian follicle development and they signal through intracellular pathways including mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphorylation, which is negatively regulated by a subfamily of 23 dual-specificity phosphatases (DUSP). Using sheep granulosa cells as a model, we detected mRNA encoding 16 DUSPs in vivo and in vitro. Stimulation of cells in vitro with FGF2 increased (p < 0. Read More

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Baicalin promotes hippocampal neurogenesis via the Wnt/β-catenin pathway in a chronic unpredictable mild stress-induced mouse model of depression.

Biochem Pharmacol 2021 May 5:114594. Epub 2021 May 5.

Hebei University of Chinese Medicine, Shijiazhuang 050200, China; Hebei Province Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Shijiazhuang 050031, China. Electronic address:

Hippocampal neurogenesis is known to be related to depressive symptoms. Increasing evidence indicates that Wnt/β-catenin signaling regulates multiple aspects of adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Baicalin is a major flavonoid compound with multiple pharmacological effects such as anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and neuroprotective effects. Read More

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The early evolutionary landscape of osteosarcoma provides clues for targeted treatment strategies.

J Pathol 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

Bone Tumor Reference Centre, Institute of Medical Genetics and Pathology, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 40, 4056, Basel, Switzerland.

Osteosarcomas are aggressive primary tumors of bone that are typically detected in locally advanced stages, however which genetic mutations drive the cancer before its clinical detection remain unknown. To identify these events, we perform longitudinal genome-sequencing analysis of 12 patients with metastatic or refractory osteosarcoma. Phylogenetic and molecular clock analyses are carried out next to identify actionable mutations, and these are validated by integrating data from additional 153 osteosarcomas and pre-existing functional evidence from mouse PDX models. Read More

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The integrin signaling network promotes axon regeneration via the Src-ephexin-RhoA GTPase signaling axis.

J Neurosci 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan

Axon regeneration is an evolutionarily conserved process essential for restoring the function of damaged neurons. In hermaphrodites, initiation of axon regeneration is regulated by the RhoA GTPase-ROCK (Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase)-regulatory non-muscle myosin light-chain phosphorylation signaling pathway. However, the upstream mechanism that activates the RhoA pathway remains unknown. Read More

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Ectopic expression of MELK in oral squamous cell carcinoma and its correlation with epithelial mesenchymal transition.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 May 7;13. Epub 2021 May 7.

Xiangya School of Stomatology, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410008, PR China.

Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is closely correlated to metastasis formation generation and maintenance of cancer stem cells, nevertheless, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of maternal embryonic leucine-zipper kinase (MELK) in EMT regulation in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We found that there was overexpression of MELK in human OSCC tissues, and high MELK expression was correlated with lymphatic metastasis and led to poor prognosis in patients with OSCC. Read More

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A two-miRNA signature of upregulated miR-185-5p and miR-362-5p as a blood biomarker for breast cancer.

Pathol Res Pract 2021 Apr 29;222:153458. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, 107 West Wenhua Road, Jinan, 250012, Shandong, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Background: Differentially expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) in the blood of breast cancer patients may serve as diagnostic biomarkers.

Methods: In this study, miRNA microarray of the blood of breast cancer patients and healthy controls was performed. Candidate differentially expressed miRNAs were further verified by real-time polymerase chain reaction in 68 breast cancer patients and 13 healthy controls. Read More

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Adenosine Kinase: An Epigenetic Modulator in Development and Disease.

Neurochem Int 2021 May 4:105054. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854; Department of Neurosurgery, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102; Brain Health Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Electronic address:

Adenosine kinase (ADK) is the key regulator of adenosine and catalyzes the metabolism of adenosine to 5'-adenosine monophosphate. The enzyme exists in two isoforms: a long isoform (ADK-long, ADK-L) and a short isoform (ADK-short, ADK-S). The two isoforms are developmentally regulated and are differentially expressed in distinct subcellular compartments with ADK-L localized in the nucleus and ADK-S localized in the cytoplasm. Read More

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Obinutuzumab and idelalisib in symptomatic patients with relapsed/refractory Waldenström macroglobulinemia.

Blood Adv 2021 May;5(9):2438-2446

Hematology Department, Sorbonne Université, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière APHP, Paris, France; and.

We present the results of a phase 2 study evaluating the combination of obinutuzumab + idelalisib in relapsed/refractory (R/R) Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM). The goal was to determine the safety and efficacy of a fixed-duration chemotherapy-free treatment. During the induction phase, patients received idelalisib + obinutuzumab for 6 cycles, followed by a maintenance phase with idelalisib alone for ≤2 years. Read More

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Dasatinib inhibits proliferation of liver cancer cells, but activation of Akt/mTOR compromises dasatinib as a cancer drug.

Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China.

Dasatinib is a multi-target protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Due to its potent inhibition of Src, Abl, the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) family kinases, and other oncogenic kinases, it has been investigated as a targeted therapy for a broad spectrum of cancer types. However, its efficacy has not been significantly extended beyond leukemia. Read More

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Transplantation of tauroursodeoxycholic acid-inducing M2-phenotype macrophages promotes an anti-neuroinflammatory effect and functional recovery after spinal cord injury in rats.

Cell Prolif 2021 May 7:e13050. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam-si, Korea.

Objectives: In this study, we study the transplantation of tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA)-induced M2-phenotype (M2) macrophages and their ability to promote anti-neuroinflammatory effects and functional recovery in a spinal cord injury (SCI) model.

Methods: To this end, compared to the granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), we evaluated whether TUDCA effectively differentiates bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) into M2 macrophages.

Results: The M2 expression markers in the TUDCA-treated BMDM group were increased more than those in the GM-CSF-treated BMDM group. Read More

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Complement C3a activates osteoclasts by regulating the PI3K/PDK1/SGK3 pathway in patients with multiple myeloma.

Cancer Biol Med 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Hematology, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin 300052, China.

Objective: Myeloma bone disease (MBD) is the most common complication of multiple myeloma (MM). Our previous study showed that the serum levels of C3/C4 in MM patients were significantly positively correlated with the severity of bone disease. However, the mechanism of C3a/C4a in osteoclasts MM patients remains unclear. Read More

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Cyclic AMP-dependent activation of ERK via GLP-1 receptor signalling requires the neuroendocrine cell-specific guanine nucleotide exchanger NCS-RapGEF2.

J Neuroendocrinol 2021 May 6:e12974. Epub 2021 May 6.

Section on Molecular Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health - Intramural Research Program, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Cyclic AMP activation of the Rap-Braf-MEK-ERK pathway after signalling initiated by the neuropeptide pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP), via the G -protein coupled receptor (G PCR) PAC1, occurs uniquely through the neuritogenic cAMP sensor Rap guanine nucleotide exchange factor 2 (NCS-RapGEF2) in Neuroscreen-1 (NS-1) neuroendocrine cells. We examined the expression of other Family B G PCRs in this cell line and assessed cAMP elevation and neuritogenesis after treatment with their cognate peptide ligands. Exposure of NS-1 cells to the VIPR1/2 agonist vasoactive intestinal polypeptide, or the GLP1R agonist exendin-4, did not induce neuritogenesis, or elevation of cAMP, presumably as a result of insufficient receptor protein expression. Read More

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Drug-induced liver injury: Oltipraz and C2-ceramide intervene HNF-1α/GSTA1 expression via JNK signaling pathway.

J Appl Toxicol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Basic Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China.

Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a serious and frequently occurring issue in drug development. The c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway plays an important role in many diseases; hepatocyte nuclear factor-1α (HNF-1α) and glutathione S-transferase A1 (GSTA1) are important in regulating liver-specific genes expressions and affecting drug metabolism. Oltipraz is used to treat liver cirrhosis by improving liver function, and C2-ceramide is a pro-apoptotic lipid that regulates multiple signaling pathways. Read More

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PI3K signalling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and opportunities for therapy.

J Pathol 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Chemical Injuries Research Center, Systems Biology and Poisonings Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease characterised by airway inflammation and progressive obstruction of the lung airflow. Current pharmacological treatments include bronchodilators, alone or in combination with steroids or other anti-inflammatory agents, which have only partially contributed to the inhibition of disease progression and mortality. Therefore, further research unravelling the underlying mechanisms is necessary to develop new anti-COPD drugs with both lower toxicity and higher efficacy. Read More

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Concentration-dependent duality of bFGF in regulation of barrier properties of human brain endothelial cells.

J Cell Physiol 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Stem Cell Biology, State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Multiple paracrine factors regulate the barrier properties of human brain capillary endothelial cells (BCECs). Understanding the precise mode of action of these factors remains a challenging task, because of the limited availability of functionally competent BCECs and the use of serum-containing medium. In the present study, we employed a defined protocol for producing BCECs from human inducible pluripotent stem cells. Read More

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Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α-mediated upregulation of CD99 promotes the proliferation of placental mesenchymal stem cells by regulating ERK1/2.

World J Stem Cells 2021 Apr;13(4):317-330

State Key Laboratory for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, China.

Background: As human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hP-MSCs) exist in a physiologically hypoxic microenvironment, various studies have focused on the influence of hypoxia. However, the underlying mechanisms remain to be further explored.

Aim: The aim was to reveal the possible mechanisms by which hypoxia enhances the proliferation of hP-MSCs. Read More

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Berberine Regulated miR150-5p to Inhibit P2X7 Receptor, EMMPRIN and MMP-9 Expression in oxLDL Induced Macrophages.

Front Pharmacol 2021 20;12:639558. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Pathology, The First Affiliated Hospital of WenZhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Elevated extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-induced macrophages leads to the progression of vulnerable plaques by degradation of the extracellular matrix. Our previous report showed that berberine regulates the expression of both EMMPRIN and MMP-9. In addition, P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) upregulation plays a crucial role in the development of atherosclerosis. Read More

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Anti-Interleukin-16-Neutralizing Antibody Attenuates Cardiac Inflammation and Protects against Cardiac Injury in Doxorubicin-Treated Mice.

Mediators Inflamm 2021 17;2021:6611085. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Cardiology, The People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning, China.

Background: Interleukin-16 (IL-16) is an important inflammatory regulator and has been shown to have a powerful effect on the regulation of the inflammatory response. Cardiac inflammation has been reported to be closely related to doxorubicin- (DOX-) induced cardiac injury. In this study, the role of IL-16 in DOX-induced cardiac injury and the possible mechanisms were examined. Read More

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BRAF-induced senescence drives Langerhans cell histiocytosis pathophysiology.

Nat Med 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Precision Immunology Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a potentially fatal condition characterized by granulomatous lesions with characteristic clonal mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs) harboring activating somatic mutations in mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway genes, most notably BRAF. We recently discovered that the BRAF mutation can also affect multipotent hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) in multisystem LCH disease. How the BRAF mutation in HPCs leads to LCH is not known. Read More

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The Effects of M1/M2 Macrophages on the mRNA Expression Profile of Diabetic Glomerular Endothelial Cells.

Nephron 2021 May 6:1-11. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Nephrology, the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the effects of M1/M2 macrophages on the mRNA expression profile of glomerular endothelial cells (GECs) treated with advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs).

Methods: We cocultured M1/M2 macrophages and GECs treated with AGEs. The mRNA expression profile was detected by transcriptome sequencing. Read More

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Integrated bioinformatic analysis and experiment confirmation of the antagonistic effect and molecular mechanism of ginsenoside Rh2 in metastatic osteosarcoma.

J Pharm Biomed Anal 2021 Apr 19;201:114088. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Key Laboratory of Diagnostic Medicine Designated by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, China. Electronic address:

This study aimed to compare the gene expression variation of clinical primary osteosarcoma (OS) and metastatic OS, identify expression profiles and signal pathways related to disease classification, and systematically evaluate the potential anticancer effect and molecular mechanism of ginsenoside Rh2 on OS. A raw dataset (GSE14359), which excluded GSM359137 and GSM359138, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and principal component analysis (PCA) were obtained with limma. Read More

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MiR-205-5p suppresses angiogenesis in gastric cancer by downregulating the expression of VEGFA and FGF1.

Exp Cell Res 2021 May 3:112579. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of General Surgery, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China. Electronic address:

Anti-angiogenic therapy represents one of the most promising treatment modalities for human cancers. However, the response to antiangiogenic therapy in gastric cancer (GC) remains dismal. To help identify new strategies for antiangiogenic therapy in GC, we evaluated miR-205-5p expression in GC tissues from TCGA database and our hospital, and its functions in angiogenesis were explored in vitro and in vivo. Read More

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Coarse-Grained Modeling of Multiple Pathways in Conformational Transitions of Multi-Domain Proteins.

J Chem Inf Model 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Laboratory for Biomolecular Function Simulation, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan.

Large-scale conformational transitions in multi-domain proteins are often essential for their functions. To investigate the transitions, it is necessary to explore multiple potential pathways, which involve different intermediate structures. Here, we present a multi-basin (MB) coarse-grained (CG) structure-based Go̅ model for describing transitions in proteins with more than two moving domains. Read More

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The TOR Pathway Plays Pleiotropic Roles in Growth and Stress Responses of the Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.

Genetics 2019 Aug;212(4):1241-1258

Department of Biotechnology, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea.

The target of rapamycin (TOR) pathway is an evolutionarily conserved signal transduction system that governs a plethora of eukaryotic biological processes, but its role in Cryptococcus neoformans remains elusive. In this study, we investigated the TOR pathway by functionally characterizing two Tor-like kinases, Tor1 and Tlk1, in C. neoformans. Read More

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miR-1/133a and miR-206/133b clusters overcome HGF induced gefitinib resistance in non-small cell lung cancers with EGFR sensitive mutations.

J Drug Target 2021 May 6:1-14. Epub 2021 May 6.

The First Clinical Medical College, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325000, China.

It has been reported that clustered miRNAs can be transcribed coordinately and exhibit similar functions by regulating the same targets. miR-1/133a and miR-206/133b are well characterized miRNA clusters. However, the effect of these clusters on EGFR-TKI resistance is not clear. Read More

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[Corrigendum] High PLK4 expression promotes tumor progression and induces epithelial‑mesenchymal transition by regulating the Wnt/β‑catenin signaling pathway in colorectal cancer.

Int J Oncol 2021 Jun 6;58(6). Epub 2021 May 6.

Hepatic Surgery Center, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, P.R. China.

Subsequently to the publication of the above article, the author realized that Fig. 5 on p. 486 contained some errors on account of the figure having been compiled incorrectly; essentially, the published version of the figure contained incorrect images for the panels presented in Fig. Read More

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Reduced kinase D‑interacting substrate of 220 kDa (Kidins220) in pancreatic cancer promotes EGFR/ERK signalling and disease progression.

Int J Oncol 2021 Jun 6;58(6). Epub 2021 May 6.

Cardiff China Medical Research Collaborative, Division of Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK.

Kidins220 is a transmembrane scaffold protein involved in several types of cancer. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of Kidins220 in tumorigenesis and disease progression of pancreatic cancer. The relevant signalling pathways including EGFR, EMT, and MMP were also investigated. Read More

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Circulating microRNA‑135a‑3p in serum extracellular vesicles as a potential biological marker of non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Mol Med Rep 2021 Jul 6;24(1). Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029, P.R. China.

Non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a widespread threat to human health. However, the present screening methods for NAFLD are time‑consuming or invasive. The present study aimed to assess the potential of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) in serum extracellular vesicles (EVs) as a biomarker of NAFLD. Read More

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Potential Mechanisms Mediating the Protective Effects of -Derived Peptides in Mitigating DSS-Induced Colitis.

J Agric Food Chem 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

National Engineering Research Center of Seafood, School of Food Science and Technology, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034, P. R. China.

Intestinal barrier dysfunction and inflammatory cytokine secretion play crucial roles in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Herein, we investigated the protective effects of -derived peptides SDIKHFPF and SDLKHFPF against dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis. Both peptides alleviated colitis signs, including diarrhea, weight loss, bloody stools, colon shortening, and histopathological changes, while reducing mucus destruction, goblet cell exhaustion, and intestinal permeability. Read More

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