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Baihui (DU20)-penetrating-Qubin (GB7) acupuncture regulates microglia polarization through miR-34a-5p/Klf4 signaling in intracerebral hemorrhage rats.

Exp Anim 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Acupuncture, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Third Affiliated Hospital.

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the most devastating subtype of stroke with high morbidity and mortality. The previous study has confirmed the therapeutic effect of Baihui (DU20)-penetrating-Qubin (GB7) acupuncture on ICH, while the related mechanism is left to be revealed. The aim of this study was to investigate the relevant mechanisms. Read More

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MiR-25-3p regulates the differentiation of intramuscular preadipocytes in goat via targeting .

Arch Anim Breed 2021 18;64(1):17-25. Epub 2021 Jan 18.

Key Laboratory of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Animal Genetic Resource Reservation and Utilization, Ministry of Education, Southwest Minzu University, Chengdu, China.

Adipocyte differentiation, which plays an important role in fat deposition, involves a complex molecular mechanism. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are essential in this progress. Here, we showed that miR-25-3p expression had increased during goat intramuscular preadipocyte differentiation, which peaked at day 3. Read More

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January 2021

Smooth muscle cell-specific knockout of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) receptor attenuates intimal hyperplasia via STAT1-KLF4 activation.

Life Sci 2021 May 25:119651. Epub 2021 May 25.

State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Department of Pharmacology, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China. Electronic address:

Background: Intimal hyperplasia is a main contributor to in-stent restenosis. Previous researches have shown that interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), a pleiotropic pro-inflammatory factor, plays a pathological role in intimal hyperplasia. However, the specific role and molecular mechanism of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs)-derived IFN-γ receptor in intimal hyperplasia remains unknown. Read More

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A Versatile In Vivo System to Study Myc in Cell Reprogramming.

Methods Mol Biol 2021 ;2318:267-279

Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Barcelona, Spain.

Cellular reprogramming is a process by which adult differentiated cells lose their identity and are converted into pluripotent stem cells, known as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. This process can be achieved in vitro and in vivo and is relevant for many fields including regenerative medicine and cancer. Cellular reprogramming is commonly induced by the ectopic expression of a transcription factor cocktail composed by Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and Myc (abbreviated as OSKM), and its efficiency and kinetics are strongly dependent on the presence of Myc. Read More

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January 2021

MicroRNA-21 from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles targets TET1 to suppress KLF4 and alleviate rheumatoid arthritis.

Ther Adv Chronic Dis 2021 24;12:20406223211007369. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Pathology, Clinical Medical College, Yangzhou University, No. 98, Nantong West Road, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province 225001, P. R. China.

Background: Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs)-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) can be used effectively to transfer drugs and biomolecules to target lesions. Meanwhile, BMSCs have been reported to be beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, we employ gain- and loss-of-function experiments to determine how BMSCs-derived EVs alleviate RA and

Methods: We isolated EVs from BMSCs and characterized them by transmission electron microscopy and western blot analysis. Read More

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A KLF4/PiHL/EZH2/HMGA2 regulatory axis and its function in promoting oxaliplatin-resistance of colorectal cancer.

Cell Death Dis 2021 May 13;12(5):485. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200040, China.

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as a new class of regulatory molecules implicated in therapeutic resistance, yet the mechanisms underlying lncRNA-mediated oxaliplatin resistance in colorectal cancer (CRC) are poorly understood. In this study, lncRNA P53 inHibiting LncRNA (PiHL) was shown to be highly induced in oxaliplatin-resistant CRC cells and tumor tissues. In vitro and in vivo models clarified PiHL's role in conferring resistance to oxaliplatin-induced apoptosis. Read More

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Expression of Components of the Renin-Angiotensin System by Cancer Stem Cells in Renal Clear Cell Carcinoma.

Biomolecules 2021 Apr 7;11(4). Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Gillies McIndoe Research Institute, Wellington 6242, New Zealand.

This study investigated the expression of components of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) by cancer stem cells (CSCs) we have recently demonstrated in renal clear cell carcinoma (RCCC). Fifteen RCCC tissue samples underwent immunohistochemical staining for components of the RAS: renin, pro-renin receptor (PRR), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), and angiotensin II receptor 2 (ATR). Immunofluorescence co-staining or double immunohistochemical staining of these components of the RAS with stemness-associated markers OCT4 or KLF4 was performed on two of the samples. Read More

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FOXO3a regulates lipid accumulation and adipocyte inflammation in adipocytes through autophagy : Role of FOXO3a in obesity.

Inflamm Res 2021 May 23;70(5):591-603. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Endocrinology, Yangpu Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, 450 Tengyue Road, Yangpu, Shanghai, 200090, China.

Background: FOXO3a is a widely studied transcription factor and plays an important role in a variety of biology. The purpose of this study was to explore the role and potential mechanism of FOXO3a on lipid accumulation and adipocyte inflammation in adipocytes through regulation of autophagy.

Methods: The obese mouse model was successfully induced by high-fat diet. Read More

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MiR-506-3p Promotes the Proliferation and Migration of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells via Targeting KLF4.

Pathobiology 2021 Apr 21:1-12. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology, Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Basic Medical Sciences, Xi'an, China.

Background: The dysregulation of proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is one of the major causes of atherosclerosis (AS). Accumulating studies confirm that Kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) can regulate the proliferation and differentiation of VSMCs through multiple signaling pathways. However, the mechanism of KLF4 dysregulation remains unknown. Read More

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circUBAP2 exacerbates malignant capabilities of NSCLC by targeting KLF4 through miR-3182 modulation.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 03 19;13(8):11083-11095. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shengli Clinical Medical College of Fujian Medical University, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou 350001, Fujian Province, China.

Chemo-resistance and refractoriness remain challenges for Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and the underlying molecular mechanisms haven't been fully explained. In this study, we investigated the influence of circUBAP2 on the NSCLC tumor cells. This study might provide novel therapeutic targets for NSCLC treatment. Read More

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Pluripotency inducing Yamanaka factors: role in stemness and chemoresistance of liver cancer.

Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 2021 May 6:1-12. Epub 2021 May 6.

Molecular Cancer Genetics & Translational Research Laboratory, Section of Genetics, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-Uttar Pradesh, India.

: Liver cancer is a major cause of mortality and is characterized by the transformation of cells into an uncontrolled mass of tumor cells with many genetic and epigenetic changes, which lead to the development of tumors. A small subpopulation of cell population known as Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) is responsible for cancer stemness and chemoresistance. Yamanaka factors [octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (OCT4), SRY (sex-determining region Y)-box 2 (SOX2), kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4), and Myelocytomatosis (MYC); OSKM] are responsible for cancer cell stemness, chemoresistance, and recurrence. Read More

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miR-135a Reduces Osteosarcoma Pulmonary Metastasis by Targeting Both BMI1 and KLF4.

Front Oncol 2021 22;11:620295. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Musculoskeletal Tumor Center, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, China.

Because of the modest response rate after surgery and chemotherapy, treatment of osteosarcoma (OS) remains challenging due to tumor recurrence and metastasis. miR-135a has been reported to act as an anticarcinogenic regulator of several cancers. However, its expression and function in osteosarcoma remain largely unknown. Read More

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Stemness-Associated Markers Are Expressed in Extracranial Arteriovenous Malformation.

Front Surg 2021 19;8:621089. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Gillies McIndoe Research Institute, Wellington, New Zealand.

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) consists of a with poorly formed low-resistance vessels in place of a functional capillary network. The role of somatic mutations in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and vascular anomalies and the presence of primitive populations in vascular anomalies led us to investigate the presence of a primitive population in extracranial AVM. Extracranial AVM tissue samples from 12 patients were stained for stemness-associated markers OCT4, SOX2, NANOG, KLF4, and c-MYC using immunohistochemical staining. Read More

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LncRNA MEG3 Protects Chondrocytes From IL-1β-Induced Inflammation Regulating miR-9-5p/KLF4 Axis.

Front Physiol 2021 11;12:617654. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Department of Orthopaedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disease of the joints characterized by articular cartilage damage, subchondral bone remodeling, osteophyte formation, and inflammatory changes. This work aims to investigate the protective role of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) maternally expressed 3 (MEG3) against the apoptosis of chondrocytes.

Methods: Chondrocyte cell lines, CHON-001, and ATDC5 were treated with different doses of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) to mimic the inflammatory response during OA pathogenesis. Read More

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SHCBP1 Promotes Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Carcinogenesis and Progression Through Promoting Formation of Integrin and Collagen and Maintaining Cell Stemness.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2020 26;11:613879. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Department of Endocrinology, Affiliated Hospital of Medical College of Southeast University and Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou, China.

Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common thyroid cancer with a rapidly increasing incidence globally. Bioinformatics analyses suggested that SHCBP1 (SHC SH2 Domain-Binding Protein 1) was significantly up-regulated in PTC tumor tissues, which was further confirmed by immunohistochemical staining and qPCR analyses in Xuzhou cohort. Moreover, the results indicated that the mRNA level of was negatively associated with patients' disease-free survival rate, and further analysis reveals that patients with high SHCBP1 expression tend to have more lymph node metastasis. Read More

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Synergistic Roles of Curcumin in Sensitising the Cisplatin Effect on a Cancer Stem Cell-Like Population Derived from Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Lines.

Molecules 2021 Feb 18;26(4). Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Lung Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Group, Regenerative Medicine Cluster, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (IPPT), Universiti Sains Malaysia, [email protected] Kepala Batas, Penang 13200, Malaysia.

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) represent a small subpopulation within a tumour. These cells possess stem cell-like properties but also initiate resistance to cytotoxic agents, which contributes to cancer relapse. Natural compounds such as curcumin that contain high amounts of polyphenols can have a chemosensitivity effect that sensitises CSCs to cytotoxic agents such as cisplatin. Read More

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February 2021

ATF3-Induced Mammary Tumors Exhibit Molecular Features of Human Basal-Like Breast Cancer.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Feb 26;22(5). Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park, Smithville, TX 78957, USA.

Basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) is an aggressive and deadly subtype of human breast cancer that is highly metastatic, displays stem-cell like features, and has limited treatment options. Therefore, developing and characterizing preclinical mouse models with tumors that resemble BLBC is important for human therapeutic development. is a potent oncogene that is aberrantly expressed in most human breast cancers. Read More

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February 2021

C3G Regulates STAT3, ERK, Adhesion Signaling, and Is Essential for Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells.

Stem Cell Rev Rep 2021 Feb 23. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad, 500 007, India.

C3G (RAPGEF1), engaged in multiple signaling pathways, is essential for the early development of the mouse. In this study, we have examined its role in mouse embryonic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. C3G null cells generated by CRISPR mediated knock-in of a targeting vector exhibited enhanced clonogenicity and long-term self-renewal. Read More

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February 2021

MiR-375 silencing attenuates pro-inflammatory macrophage response and foam cell formation by targeting KLF4.

Exp Cell Res 2021 Mar 3;400(1):112507. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

Department of Cardio-Pulmonary Function, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou University People's Hospital, Henan University People's Hospital, Zhengzhou, Henan, 450003, China.

Macrophage mediated inflammation and foam cell formation play crucial roles in the development of atherosclerosis. MiR-375 is a small noncoding RNA that significantly implicated in multiple tumor regulation and has been emerged as a novel biomarker for type 2 diabetes. However, the exact role of miR-375 on macrophage activation remains unknown. Read More

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Targeted eicosanoids profiling reveals a prostaglandin reprogramming in breast Cancer by microRNA-155.

J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2021 Jan 25;40(1):43. Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, 05505, South Korea.

Background: Prostaglandin is one of the key metabolites for inflammation-related carcinogenesis. Despite the microRNA-155 is implicated in various types of cancers, it's function in prostaglandin metabolism is largely unknown.

Methods: A targeted profiling of eicosanoids including prostaglandin, leukotriene and thromboxanes was performed in miR-155 deficient breast tumors and cancer cells. Read More

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January 2021

Expressions and related mechanisms of miR-212 and KLF4 in rats with acute kidney injury.

Mol Cell Biochem 2021 Apr 11;476(4):1741-1749. Epub 2021 Jan 11.

Department of Urology Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Jinzhou Medical University, Jinzhou, 121000, People's Republic of China.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in 30%-70% of critically ill patients. Multiple organ failure (MOF), which is most often secondary to hypotension and septicemia, is a global public health problem. The prognosis of patients is poor. Read More

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miR-145 suppresses epithelial-mesenchymal transition by targeting stem cells in Ewing sarcoma cells.

Bratisl Lek Listy 2021 ;122(1):71-77

Objectives: We aimed to examine the performance of stem cell markers and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process in miR-145 transfected EWS cells (TC71, TC106).

Methods: EWS cells were utilized for functional analysis of mir-145. Proliferation, migration, invasion and soft agar colony assay were performed to observe the alterations in migration behavior of transfected cells. Read More

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January 2021

Generation of three induced pluripotent stem cell lines from a patient with Usher syndrome caused by biallelic c.949C > A and c.1256G > T mutations in the USH2A gene.

Stem Cell Res 2020 Dec 16;50:102129. Epub 2020 Dec 16.

Ocular Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Lions Eye Institute, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia; Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address:

Mutations in the USH2A gene are the most common cause of Usher syndrome and autosomal recessive non-syndromic retinitis pigmentosa. Here, we describe the generation of three induced pluripotent stem cell lines from dermal fibroblasts derived from a patient carrying biallelic c.949C > A and c. Read More

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December 2020

Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Extracts and Pure Compounds Derived from Plants via Modulation of Signaling Pathways, Especially PI3K/AKT in Macrophages.

Int J Mol Sci 2020 Dec 16;21(24). Epub 2020 Dec 16.

Department of Medical Informatics and Statistics, Medical University of Lodz, 90-645 Lodz, Poland.

The plant kingdom is a source of important therapeutic agents. Therefore, in this review, we focus on natural compounds that exhibit efficient anti-inflammatory activity via modulation signaling transduction pathways in macrophage cells. Both extracts and pure chemicals from different species and parts of plants such as leaves, roots, flowers, barks, rhizomes, and seeds rich in secondary metabolites from various groups such as terpenes or polyphenols were included. Read More

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December 2020

Glutathione metabolism is essential for self-renewal and chemoresistance of pancreatic cancer stem cells.

World J Stem Cells 2020 11;12(11):1410-1428

Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, IIS Aragon, Zaragoza 50009, Spain.

Background: Cellular metabolism regulates stemness in health and disease.  A reduced redox state is essential for self-renewal of normal and cancer stem cells (CSCs). However, while stem cells rely on glycolysis, different CSCs, including pancreatic CSCs, favor mitochondrial metabolism as their dominant energy-producing pathway. Read More

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November 2020

A Preliminary Study of miR-144 Inhibiting the Stemness of Colon Cancer Stem Cells by Targeting Krüppel-Like Factor 4.

J Biomed Nanotechnol 2020 Jul;16(7):1102-1109

Colon cancer is a prevalent clinical malignant tumor of the digestive system. The current study aims to explore the miR-144 expression in colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines and CRC stem cells (CSCs) and to explore its effect on the stemness of CSCs and the targeted regulation of Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4). Use qRT-PCR to detect the expression level of miR-144 in CRC cells SW480, HCT116, and H129 and the healthy colon cell NCM460. Read More

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Upregulation of the microRNA rno-miR-146b-5p may be involved in the development of intestinal injury through inhibition of Kruppel-like factor 4 in intestinal sepsis.

Bioengineered 2020 12;11(1):1334-1349

Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University , Guangzhou, China.

Regulatory mechanisms of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the development of intestinal sepsis are unclear. This study investigated the role of rno-miR-146b-5p in sepsis-induced intestinal injury. A rat sepsis model was created using the cecal ligation and puncture method. Read More

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December 2020

MicroRNA-7 Targets the KLF4 Gene to Regulate the Proliferation and Differentiation of Chicken Primary Myoblasts.

Front Genet 2020 18;11:842. Epub 2020 Sep 18.

College of Animal Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China.

The proliferation and differentiation of chicken primary myoblasts (CPMs) play an important role in the development of skeletal muscle. In our previous research, RNA-seq analysis showed that microRNA-7 (miR-7) was relatively highly expressed in the proliferation phase of CPMs, but its expression level decreased significantly after CPM-induced differentiation. Meanwhile, the mechanism by which the miR-7 regulates the proliferation and differentiation of CPMs is still unknown. Read More

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September 2020

LRH-1 (liver receptor homolog-1) derived affinity peptide ligand to inhibit interactions between β-catenin and LRH-1 in pancreatic cancer cells: from computational design to experimental validation.

J Biomol Struct Dyn 2020 Nov 13:1-16. Epub 2020 Nov 13.

Medical Biology Research Center (MBRC), Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Poor prognosis, rapid progression and the lack of an effective treatment make pancreatic cancer one of the most lethal malignancies. Recent studies point to a role for liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1) in pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer and suggest prevention of the β-catenin/LRH-1 complex formation as a potential strategy for inhibition of the pancreas cancer cells progression. In the current investigation, we have followed a biomimetic strategy and designed an affinity peptide with sequence DEMEEPQQTE to inhibit formation of the β-catenin/LRH-1 complex. Read More

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November 2020

Knockdown of SNHG14 Alleviates MPP-Induced Injury in the Cell Model of Parkinson's Disease by Targeting the miR-214-3p/KLF4 Axis.

Front Neurosci 2020 21;14:930. Epub 2020 Sep 21.

Department of Neurology, Huaihe Hospital of Henan University, Kaifeng, China.

Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) small nucleolar RNA host gene 14 (SNHG14) has been demonstrated as an important regulator in PD pathology. However, the functional mechanisms played by SNHG14 in PD remain largely unclear. Read More

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September 2020