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  • 1
    Keywords: CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; CELL ; Germany ; human ; SYSTEM ; DISTINCT ; PROTEIN ; EPITHELIA ; MOLECULES ; TISSUE ; TISSUES ; SKIN ; GLYCOPROTEIN ; ELEMENTS ; SURFACE ; LOCALIZATION ; GLANDS ; SEGMENTS ; calnexin ; ESTABLISHMENT ; MUCINS ; salivary gland ; sebaceous gland ; SEBACEOUS GLANDS
    Abstract: Calnexin (Cnx) has been characterized as a membrane-bound protein that transiently interacts in a unique chaperone system with newly synthesized glycoproteins in order to allow the establishment of their proper tertiary and, in most cases, quarternary structures. The aim of the study was to identify and to locate the expression of Cnx in the three major salivary glands of humans by different methods. Strong expression of Cnx protein and mRNA were generally found in serous salivary secretory units. With regard to mucous secretory units, expression of Cnx was only detectable at a low level in mucous acinar cells of sublingual glands, but not of submandibular glands. Expression of Cnx was always preserved in the surface epithelium of intralobar and interlobular duct segments. In addition, expression of Cnx was detected in sebaceous glands of parotid tissues, with a distribution pattern resembling that seen in sebaceous glands of the normal skin. In conclusion, production of saliva is associated with the expression of Cnx. Synthesis of molecules in mucous secretory units is not necessarily associated with a strong Cnx expression, whereas synthesis in serous secretory units apparently is. The tissue- specific Cnx expression is also paralleled by the observation that the secretions produced by the major salivary glands differ in their composition and amount
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 12507291
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  • 2
    Keywords: RECEPTOR ; APOPTOSIS ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; CELL ; Germany ; human ; DEATH ; CLONING ; GENE-EXPRESSION ; PROTEIN ; SAMPLE ; SAMPLES ; DIFFERENTIATION ; LIGAND ; MECHANISM ; CONTRAST ; mechanisms ; IN-SITU ; NEOPLASIA ; CELL-DEATH ; DECREASE ; RECEPTORS ; SMALL-INTESTINE ; TRAIL ; protein expression ; LACKING ; molecular ; RECOMBINANT ; MOLECULAR-MECHANISM ; VARIANT ; INCREASE ; CELL-SURFACE EXPRESSION ; PH ; regulation ; development ; MOLECULAR-MECHANISMS ; methods ; cell death ; CELIAC-DISEASE ; death receptor ; USA ; LIGAND TRAIL ; HOMEOSTASIS ; INCREASES ; apoptotic ; MUCOSAL ; ACYL-COA-SYNTHETASE-5 ; HUMAN SMALL-INTESTINE ; IMPAIRED EXPRESSION
    Abstract: Background & Aims: The constant renewal of enterocytes along the crypt-villus axis (CVA) of human small intestine is due to cell-inherent changes resulting in the apoptotic cell death of senescent enterocytes. The aim of the present study was to examine underlying molecular mechanisms of the cell death at the villus tip. Methods: Characterization of human acyl-coenzyme A (CoA) synthetase 5 (ACSL5) was performed by cloning, recombinant protein expression, biochemical approaches, and several functional and in situ analyses. Results: Our data show that different amounts of acyl-CoA synthetase 5-full length (ACSL5-fl) and a so far unknown splice variant lacking exon 20 (ACSL5-Delta 20) are found in human enterocytes. In contrast with the splice variant ACSL5-Delta 20, recombinant and purified ACSL5-fl protein is active at a highly alkaline pH. Over expression of ACSL5-fl protein is associated with a decrease of the anti-apoptotic FLIP protein in a ceramide-dependent manner and an increased cell-surface expression of the death receptor TRAIL-RI. Expression analyses revealed that the ACSL5-fl/ACSL5-Delta 20 ratio increases along the CVA, thereby sensitizing ACSL5-fl-dominated cells at the villus tip to the death ligand TRAIL, which is corroborated by functional studies with human small intestinal mucosal samples and an immortalized human small intestinal cell fine. Conclusions: Our results suggest an ACSL5-dependent regulatory mechanism that contributes to the cellular renewal along the CVA in human small intestine. Deregulation of the ACSL5-fl/ACSL5-Delta 20 homeostasis in the maturation and shedding of cells along the CVA might also be of relevance for the development of intestinal neoplasia
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17681178
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  • 3
    Keywords: APOPTOSIS ; CANCER ; CANCER CELLS ; CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; INHIBITOR ; carcinoma ; CELL ; Germany ; INHIBITION ; THERAPY ; LUNG-CANCER ; GENE ; PROTEIN ; SAMPLE ; SAMPLES ; TISSUE ; kidney ; FAMILY ; tumour ; ALPHA ; TARGET ; ISOFORM ; immunohistochemistry ; DIFFERENCE ; resistance ; CANCER-CELLS ; BETA ; STRATEGIES ; IMMUNOTHERAPY ; NORMAL TISSUE ; sensitivity ; OVEREXPRESSION ; CANCER-THERAPY ; protein expression ; TRANSCRIPTS ; CELL CARCINOMA ; renal cell carcinoma ; ONCOLOGY ; ADULT ; RE ; THERAPIES ; INCREASE ; cancer therapy ; REAL-TIME ; SURVIVIN ; NUCLEAR ; ML-IAP ; inhibitor of apoptosis ; apoptotic ; quantitative ; livin/ML-IAP ; APOPTOSIS PROTEIN ; CYTOPLASM ; tumour therapy ; Livin/ML-IAP/KIAP ; MELANOMA INHIBITOR
    Abstract: The antiapoptotic Livin/ML-IAP gene has recently gained much attention as a potential new target for cancer therapy. Reports indicating that livin is expressed almost exclusively in tumours, but not in the corresponding normal tissue, suggested that the targeted inhibition of livin may present a novel tumour-specific therapeutic strategy. Here, we compared the expression of livin in renal cell carcinoma and in non-tumorous adult kidney tissue by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-PCR, immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry. We found that livin expression was significantly increased in tumours (P=0.0077), but was also clearly detectable in non-tumorous adult kidney. Transcripts encoding Livin isoforms alpha and beta were found in both renal cell carcinoma and normal tissue, without obvious qualitative differences. Livin protein in renal cell carcinoma samples exhibited cytoplasmic and/or nuclear staining. In non-tumorous kidney tissue, Livin protein expression was only detectable in specific cell types and restricted to the cytoplasm. Thus, whereas the relative overexpression of livin in renal cell carcinoma indicates that it may still represent a therapeutic target to increase the apoptotic sensitivity of kidney cancer cells, this strategy is likely to be not tumour-specific
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17968430
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  • 4
    Keywords: RECEPTOR ; EXPRESSION ; Germany ; human ; SYSTEM ; SITE ; GENE ; GENES ; HYBRIDIZATION ; SAMPLE ; PATIENT ; COMPLEX ; BINDING ; BIOLOGY ; MOLECULAR-BIOLOGY ; ASSOCIATION ; DISORDER ; polymorphism ; VARIANTS ; TARGET ; IN-SITU ; ASSAY ; MUTATION ; genetics ; etiology ; REGION ; REGIONS ; REPLICATION ; HEALTHY ; LUCIFERASE ; heredity ; ANTAGONIST ; MANAGEMENT ; molecular biology ; molecular ; DISORDERS ; VARIANT ; NEURONS ; analysis ; EPITHELIUM ; pooled analysis ; HTR3A ; ENGLAND ; MUTATION ANALYSIS ; DYSFUNCTION ; UNTRANSLATED REGION ; POOLED-ANALYSIS ; UK ; 5-HT3 ; ABDOMINAL-PAIN ; ALOSETRON
    Abstract: Diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a complex disorder related to dysfunctions in the serotonergic system. As cis-regulatory variants can play a role in the etiology of complex conditions, we investigated the untranslated regions (UTRs) of the serotonin receptor type 3 subunit genes HTR3A and HTR3E. Mutation analysis was carried out in a pilot sample of 200 IBS patients and 100 healthy controls from the UK. The novel HTR3E 3'-UTR variant c.*76G 〉 A (rs62625044) was associated with female IBS-D (P = 0.033, OR = 8.53). This association was confirmed in a replication study, including 119 IBS-D patients and 195 controls from Germany (P = 0.0046, OR = 4.92). Pooled analysis resulted in a highly significant association of c.*76G 〉 A with female IBS-D (P = 0.0002, OR = 5.39). In a reporter assay, c.*76G 〉 A affected binding of miR-510 to the HTR3E 3'-UTR and caused elevated luciferase expression. HTR3E and miR-510 co-localize in enterocytes of the gut epithelium as shown by in situ hybridization and RT-PCR. This is the first example indicating micro RNA-related expression regulation of a serotonin receptor gene with a cis-regulatory variant affecting this regulation and appearing to be associated with female IBS-D
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
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  • 5
    Keywords: brain ; SPECTRA ; CELLS ; IN-VITRO ; tumor ; AGENTS ; CELL ; human ; MODEL ; VITRO ; DISEASE ; TUMORS ; MICE ; ACTIVATION ; LIGAND ; BINDING ; SUPPRESSION ; MOLECULE ; RECOGNITION ; ACID ; GLYCOPROTEIN ; PATHOGENESIS ; DOSE-RESPONSE ; LIGANDS ; EPITHELIAL-CELLS ; specificity ; DMBT1 ; AGENT ; AGGREGATION ; MOTIF ; PRODUCTS ; brain tumor ; BRAIN-TUMORS ; COLITIS ; interaction ; SODIUM ; pattern recognition ; structure ; brain tumors ; LPS ; Genetic ; genetic study ; BRAIN-TUMOR ; A
    Abstract: Deleted in malignant brain tumors 1 (DMBT1) is a secreted glycoprotein displaying a broad bacterial-binding spectrum. Recent functional and genetic studies linked DMBT1 to the suppression of LPS-induced TLR4-mediated NF-kappaB activation and to the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. Here, we aimed at unraveling the molecular basis of its function in mucosal protection and of its broad pathogen-binding specificity. We report that DMBT1 directly interacts with dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) and carrageenan, a structurally similar sulfated polysaccharide, which is used as a texturizer and thickener in human dietary products. However, binding of DMBT1 does not reduce the cytotoxic effects of these agents to intestinal epithelial cells in vitro. DSS and carrageenan compete for DMBT1-mediated bacterial aggregation via interaction with its bacterial-recognition motif. Competition and ELISA studies identify poly-sulfated and poly-phosphorylated structures as ligands for this recognition motif, such as heparansulfate, LPS, and lipoteichoic acid. Dose-response studies in Dmbt1(-/-) and Dmbt1(+/+) mice utilizing the DSS-induced colitis model demonstrate a differential response only to low but not to high DSS doses. We propose that DMBT1 functions as pattern-recognition molecule for poly-sulfated and poly-phosphorylated ligands providing a molecular basis for its broad bacterial-binding specificity and its inhibitory effects on LPS-induced TLR4-mediated NF-kappaB activation.
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 19189310
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    Keywords: CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; tumor ; TUMOR-CELLS ; CELL ; Germany ; human ; GENE-EXPRESSION ; PROTEIN ; transcription ; METABOLISM ; EPITHELIA ; MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODY ; TISSUE ; TUMORS ; TISSUES ; SEQUENCE ; ACID ; ACIDS ; antibodies ; antibody ; ADENOMAS ; SURFACE ; MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODIES ; EPITHELIAL-CELLS ; fatty acids ; FATTY-ACIDS ; adenocarcinoma ; ADENOCARCINOMAS ; carcinoma,epithelial tumors,fatty acid metabolism,small intestine ; CHAIN ACYL-COA ; DEPENDENT REGULATION ; fatty acid metabolism ; SMALL-INTESTINE
    Abstract: Fatty acids are implicated in tumorigenesis, but data are limited concerning endogenous fatty acid metabolism of tumor cells in adenomas and adenocarcinomas of the small intestine. The recently cloned human acyl-CoA-synthetase 5 (ACS5) is predominantly found in the small intestine and represents a key enzyme in providing cytosolic acyl-CoA thioesters. Protein synthesis and mRNA expression of ACS5 were studied in human intestinal tissues using different methods, including a newly established monoclonal antibody. In the healthy small intestine, expression of ACS5 was restricted to the villus surface epithelium but was not detectable in enterocytes lining crypts. ACS5 protein and mRNA were progressively diminished in epithelial cells of adenomas and adenocarcinomas of the small intestine. In conclusion, altered expression of ACS5 is probably related to the adenoma-carcinoma sequence of small intestinal epithelial tumors due to an impaired acyl-CoA thioester synthesis. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 14608540
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  • 8
    Keywords: ENVIRONMENT ; CANCER ; GROWTH ; IN-VITRO ; tumor ; carcinoma ; IN-VIVO ; MODEL ; tumor growth ; SURGERY ; AIR ; animals ; BODY-WEIGHT ; METASTASIS ; IMPLANTATION ; PRESSURE ; CARBON-DIOXIDE ; helium ; INSUFFLATION ; laparoscopy ; RANDOMIZED TRIAL ; experimental studies ; experimental study ; hepatectomy ; insufflation gas
    Abstract: Background: After exposure of neoplastic tissue to helium, a significant reduction of tumor growth has been detected in experimental studies, both in vitro and in vivo. This tumor- suppressive effect of helium is controversly discussed in the literature. It was therefore the aim of this study to investigate the influence of pneumoperitoneum with CO2, room air, or helium in a tumor-bearing small animal model comparing laparoscopic partial hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma with conventional open partial hepatectomy. Methods: One-hundred forty-eight male American Cancer Institute rats underwent partial hepatectomy for curative resection of previously induced hepatocellular carcinoma (Morris hepatoma 3924A). Resection was performed either in open laparotomy (n = 30) or laparoscopically under the employment of CO2 (n = 30), room air (n = 30), or helium (n = 30) for the pneumoperitoneum. Twenty-eight animals served as controls receiving anesthesia but no tumor resection. All animals were sacrificed on postoperative days 21, 35, or 56 for autopsy and evaluation of possible tumor recurrence and metastasis. Results: Significant reduction of postoperative tumor recurrence and metastasis was observed in the group of animals receiving laparoscopic tumor resection under helium insufflation compared to open surgery or laparoscopic resection with air pneumoperitoneum. Conclusions: The results of this study suggest a suppressive effect of helium pneumoperitoneum on postoperative tumor growth and metastatic spread. Furthermore, tumor exposure to room air appears to have a stimulative influence on tumor recurrence and metastasis compared to a pneumoperitoneum established with CO2
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 12632132
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  • 9
    Keywords: CELLS ; EXPRESSION ; CELL ; Germany ; human ; DIAGNOSIS ; screening ; DISEASE ; PROTEIN ; DIFFERENTIATION ; MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODY ; TISSUE ; MECHANISM ; TISSUES ; mechanisms ; antibodies ; antibody ; IDENTIFICATION ; DECREASE ; PATHOGENESIS ; MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODIES ; EPITHELIAL-CELLS ; PHENOTYPE ; PROTEIN LEVELS ; CROHNS-DISEASE ; MUCOSA ; INFLAMMATORY-BOWEL-DISEASE ; COLITIS ; ACS5,fatty acid metabolism,human,small intestine ; FATTY-ACID PATTERN ; GASTRIC METAPLASIA ; PYLORIC METAPLASIA ; TRIACSIN-C
    Abstract: Several disorders of the small intestine are associated with disturbances in villus architecture. Thus, an understanding of the molecular mechanisms associated with the differentiation of villi represents an important step in the improvement of the understanding of small intestinal pathology. Screening of antibodies from a hybridoma library led to the identification of an acyl-CoA synthetase 5-specific monoclonal antibody. Protein synthesis, mRNA expression, and the enzyme activity of acyl-CoA synthetase 5 were studied by several methods in human small intestinal tissues with Crohn's disease or coeliac disease, respectively. Acyl-CoA synthetase 5 mRNA and protein levels were substantially reduced in injured small intestinal mucosa. Moreover, impaired synthesis of the acyl-CoA synthetase 5 protein was reflected by a decrease in intramucosal enzyme activity. Subtle changes of the acyl-CoA synthetase 5 pattern correlate with conversion of intestinal epithelial cells to a gastric phenotype. These results suggest that deranged acyl-CoA synthetase 5 expression, synthesis, and activity are closely related to the state of villus architecture and epithelial homeostasis in human small intestine. Copyright (C) 2004 John Wiley Sons, Ltd
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 14743501
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  • 10
    Keywords: albumin, apoptotic, APOPTOTIC CELLS, BREAST-CARCINOMA, CANCER, CAPACITY, carcinoma, CARCINOMA CELLS,
    Abstract: Sulfoglycolipids are present on the surface of a variety of cells. The sulfatide SM4s is increased in lung, renal, and colon cancer and is associated with an adverse prognosis, possibly due to a low immunoreactivity of the tumor. As macrophages significantly contribute to the inflammatory infiltrate in malignancies, we postulated that SM4s may modulate macrophage function. We have investigated the effect of SM4s on the uptake of apoptotic tumor cells, macrophage cytokine profile, and receptor expression. Using flow cytometry and microscopic analyses, we found that coating apoptotic murine carcinoma cells from the colon and kidney with SM4s promoted their phagocytosis by murine macrophages up to Mold ex vivo and in vivo. This increased capacity was specifically inhibited by preincubation of macrophages with oxidized or acetylated low density lipoprotein and maleylated albumin, indicating involvement of scavenger receptors in this interaction. The uptake of SM4s-coated apoptotic cells significantly enhanced macrophage production of TGF-beta 1, expression of P-selectin, and secretion of IL-6. These data suggest that SM4s within tumors may promote apoptotic cell removal and alter the phenotype of tumor-associated macrophages
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17982067
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