Renal Epithelial Cell Growth Kit (ATCC ® PCS-400-040) contains components that when added to Renal Epithelial Cell Basal Medium (ATCC ® PCS-400-030) create a complete ATCC ® Primary Cell Solutions™ culture environment for renal epithelial cells derived from normal human kidney (e.g., Primary Renal Proximal Tubule Epithelial Cells, Normal, Human, ATCC ® PCS-400-010; Primary Renal Cortical Epithelial Cells, Normal, Human, ATCC ® PCS-400-011; Primary Renal Mixed Epithelial Cells, Normal, Human, ATCC ® PCS-400-012). The low serum (0.5% FBS) medium formulation is designed to support normal renal cell morphology as well as promote rapid growth and proliferation. No feeder layers, extracellular matrix proteins or other substrates are required.
Bronchial Epithelial Cell Growth Kit (ATCC ®  PCS-300-040) contains components that when added to Airway Epithelial Cell Basal Medium (ATCC ®  PCS-300-030) create a complete ATCC ®  Primary Cell Solutions™ culture environment for bronchial/tracheal epithelial cells derived from normal human lung (e.g., Primary Bronchial/Trachel Epithelial Cells, Normal, Human, ATCC ®  PCS-300-010). The serum-free medium formulation is designed to support normal bronchial/epithelial cell morphology as well as promote rapid growth and proliferation. No feeder layers, extracellular matrix proteins or other substrates are required.
Understanding how insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) signaling in mammary epithelial cells may be modified or interrupted by modifications in the cellular environment may lead to 1) methods to increase the growth and proliferation of normal mammary epithelial cells for an increase in the amount of milk produced on a per animal basis or to 2) the development of medical interventions to disrupt the growth and proliferation of cancerous mammary epithelial cells. IGF-I, a signaling protein provided by stromal cells and through the bloodstream, stimulates the proliferation of mammary epithelial cells and is crucial for mammary development. Collagen I is an extracellular matrix protein (ECM) found in skin and in other connective tissues throughout the body. The guiding question in this dissertation was how IGF-I signaling and how binding protein profile were influenced by autocrine IGF-I and by collagen I. The MAC-T cell line was chosen as the cell model utilized in these investigations because it ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of cytokines on ICAM-1 and ZO-1 expression on human airway epithelial cells. AU - Shahana, Shahida. PY - 2005/9. Y1 - 2005/9. N2 - The presence of adhesion molecules on airway epithelial cells may be important in recruiting leukocytes to the epithelium. The study aimed at investigating the effects of interleukin (IL)-4, IL-8, IL-13 and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) on cell viability and intracellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 and zonula occludens protein (ZO)-1 expression on cultured human basal and columnar airway epithelial cells. Cycloheximide (CHX) induced cell death in both cell lines. The cytokines IL-4, IL-8, IL-13 and IFN-gamma had only minor effects on cell proliferation in the columnar 16HBE14o-cells, and inhibited the effects of CHX on cell death. IFN-gamma increased ICAM-1 expression in both cell lines. Western blot analysis showed that CHX inhibited both ICAM-1 and ZO-1 expression in the basal cell line. A combination of IL-4 and IFN-gamma appeared to break ...
Regulation of alveolar epithelial cell phenotypes in fetal sheep: roles of cortisol and lung expansion.: Our aim was to determine whether cortisols effect on a
Epithelial cells of different tissues or species diverge substantially in their culture requirements. Thus, in vivo-like culture of epithelial cells necessitates optimization of the entire culturing process including transport, isolation, medium composition and culture conditions. In the present study we established a new protocol for a differentiated cell culture system of the porcine cervical epithelium, based on easily accessible slaughterhouse material. The morphology and tested functional markers of our culture system are comparable to the native tissue as shown by histology, immunohistochemistry and alcian blue staining. The use of fibroblast-conditioned medium supported proliferation of cervical epithelial monolayers suggesting that stromal growth factors or cytokines released into the medium are required for cell growth in these epithelia. The supplementation of the conditioned medium with EGF further optimized proliferation and mitochondrial activity of the cervical epithelial cells. ...
Metzger TC, Khan IS, Gardner JM, Mouchess ML, Johannes KP, Krawisz AK, Skrzypczynska KM, Anderson MS. Lineage tracing and cell ablation identify a post-Aire-expressing thymic epithelial cell population. Cell Rep. 2013 Oct 17;5(1):166-79.. ...
This project addresses possible biological mechanisms underlying the adverse human health effects associated with exposure to the respirable fine particulate matter present in air pollution (PM2.5). Epidemiological studies suggest that humans, especially those with chronic pulmonary or cardiovascular disease, are adversely affected by exposure to PM2.5 and animal toxicological studies have shown that PM2.5 introduced into the respiratory tract cause adverse health effects such as inflammation. In order to bridge the gap between human epidemiological and animal toxicological studies, this research will investigate the effects of PM2.5 upon human respiratory tract epithelial cells. The underlying hypothesis of this research is that respirable particulates carry as yet unidentified toxic environmental chemicals into the respiratory tract where they are deposited onto the epithelial cell lining and act to disrupt normal epithelial cell functions, resulting in inflammation. ...
Epithelial cells isolated from fresh human breast surgically resected tumor and normal margin. Cryopreserved samples available in frozen aliquots. High quality human breast primary epithelial cell cultures available for research.
RT-PCR analysis of ABC, SLC and SLCO drug transporters in human lung epithelial cell models. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 61 (5) , pp. 583-591. 10.1211/jpp/61.05.0006 ...
Epithelial Cell Medium (EpiCM) is a complete medium designed for optimal growth of normal human epithelial cells in vitro. It is a sterile, liquid medium which contains essential and non-essential amino acids, vitamins, organic and inorganic compounds, hormones, growth factors, trace minerals and a low concentration of fetal bovine serum (2%). The medium is bicarbonate buffered and has a pH of 7.4 when equilibrated in an incubator with an atmosphere of 5% CO2/95% air. The medium is formulated (quantitatively and qualitatively) to provide a defined and optimally balanced nutritional environment that selectively promotes proliferation and growth of normal human epithelial cells in vitro ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - miR-30 family controls proliferation and differentiation of intestinal epithelial cell models by directing a broad gene expression program that includes SOX9 and the ubiquitin ligase pathway. AU - Peck,Bailey C.E.. AU - Sincavage,John. AU - Feinstein,Sydney. AU - Mah,Amanda T.. AU - Simmons,James G.. AU - Lund,P. Kay. AU - Sethupathy,Praveen. PY - 2016/7/29. Y1 - 2016/7/29. N2 - Proliferation and differentiation of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) occur in part through precise regulation of key transcription factors, such as SOX9. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as prominent fine-tuners of transcription factor expression and activity. We hypothesized that miRNAs, in part through the regulation of SOX9, may mediate IEC homeostasis. Bioinformatic analyses of the SOX9 3′-UTR revealed highly conserved target sites for nine different miRNAs. Of these, only the miR-30 family members were both robustly and variably expressed across functionally distinct cell types of the murine ...
We have established a spontaneously immortalised mammary epithelial cell line, BME65Cs. This cell line exhibits the majority of normal MECs features, whereas growth character, the ability to form colonies and expression of relevant breast tumor genes are significantly different from breast cancer cells (MCF-7). These data suggest that BME65Cs cells are not derived from malignant transformations. Whether or not in vitro spontaneous transformation is correlated with in vivo benign tumor transformation, the immortal BME65Cs cell line will be a useful tool for studying the molecular mechanism of tumorigenesis and cellular senescence. In contrast, TERT or SV40 gene mediated immortalization by the random integration of exogenous genes may bring an unforeseeable influence on natural gene expression and regulation.. There are three types of human mammary epithelial cell progenitors have been identified. The first is thought to be a luminal-restricted progenitor; the second type is a bipotent progenitor ...
Lin, H., Li, H., Cho, H.-J., Bian, S., Roh, H.-J., Lee, M.-K., Kim, J. S., Chung, S.-J., Shim, C.-K. and Kim, D.-D. (2007), Air-liquid interface (ALI) culture of human bronchial epithelial cell monolayers as an in vitro model for airway drug transport studies. J. Pharm. Sci., 96: 341-350. doi: 10.1002/jps.20803 ...
Increased Growth of a Newly Established Mouse Epithelial Cell Line Transformed with HPV-16 E7 in Diabetic Mice. . Biblioteca virtual para leer y descargar libros, documentos, trabajos y tesis universitarias en PDF. Material universiario, documentación y tareas realizadas por universitarios en nuestra biblioteca. Para descargar gratis y para leer online.
Nothing screws up a perfectly good theory faster than reality and the reality is that studies about the long-term results of Trans-Epithelial v PRK v LASEK v Epi-Lasik seem inconclusive. In the end, the patient gets about the same result. Surgeons who do Trans-Epithelial swear by it - and may be correct - but the studies have not shown it to be significantly better. Trans-Epithelial may not be better than the other surface ablation techniques, but it certainly does not appear to be any worse ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Factors Controlling Growth, Motility, and Morphogenesis of Normal and Malignant Epithelial Cells. AU - Birchmeier, Carmen. AU - Meyer, Dirk. AU - Riethmacher, Dieter. PY - 1995/1/1. Y1 - 1995/1/1. N2 - Factors that control epithelial growth, motility, and morphogenesis play important roles in malignancy and in normal development. Here we discuss the molecular nature and the function of two types of molecules that control the development and maintenance of epithelia: Components that regulate epithelial cell adhesion; and soluble factors and their receptors that regulate growth, motility, differentiation, and morphogenesis. In development, the establishment of epithelial cell characteristics and organization is crucially dependent on cell adhesion and the formation of functional adherens junctions. The integrity of adherens junctions is frequently disturbed late in tumor progression, and the resulting loss of epithelial characteristics correlates with the metastatic potential of ...
HIV-1 infections of women are mainly acquired through female reproductive tract where cervical and vaginal epithelial cells are the first line of defense. Although HIV-1 does not directly infect epithelial cells, HIV-1 obligatorily interacts with and crosses over epithelial layer to infect susceptible target cells, mainly CD4+ T cells, in the lamina propria to initiate an infection. However, the mechanism and ramification of the interaction of HIV-1 and epithelial cells in vaginal transmission of HIV-1 remain to be elucidated. We hypothesized that cervical epithelial cells are not a passive barrier, but actively respond to HIV-1 to change mucosal milieu and facilitate HIV-1 transmission. We tested this hypothesis by studying the responses of cervical epithelial cells to HIV-1 through profiling genome-wide transcription. We found 1) cervical epithelial cells actively respond to HIV-1. Five hundred forty-three transcripts/genes in cervical epithelial cells were significantly altered in expression ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Recognition of the neural chemoattractant netrin-1 by integrins α6β4 and α3β1 regulates epithelial cell adhesion and migration. AU - Yebra, Mayra. AU - Montgomery, Anthony M P. AU - Diaferia, Giuseppe R.. AU - Kaido, Thomas. AU - Silletti, Steve. AU - Perez, Brandon. AU - Just, Margaret L.. AU - Hildbrand, Simone. AU - Hurford, Rosemary. AU - Florkiewicz, Elin. AU - Tessier-Lavigne, Marc. AU - Cirulli, Vincenzo. PY - 2003/11. Y1 - 2003/11. N2 - Netrins, axon guidance cues in the CNS, have also been detected in epithelial tissues. In this study, using the embryonic pancreas as a model system, we show that Netrin-1 is expressed in a discrete population of epithelial cells, localizes to basal membranes, and specifically associates with elements of the extracellular matrix. We demonstrate that α6β4 integrin mediates pancreatic epithelial cell adhesion to Netrin-1, whereas recruitment of α6β4 and α3β1 regulate the migration of CK19+/PDX1+ putative pancreatic progenitors on ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - PRRX2 as a novel TGF-β-induced factor enhances invasion and migration in mammary epithelial cell and correlates with poor prognosis in breast cancer. AU - Juang, Yu Lin. AU - Jeng, Yung Ming. AU - Chen, Chi Long. AU - Lien, Huang Chun. PY - 2016. Y1 - 2016. N2 - TGF-β and cancer progression share a multifaceted relationship. Despite the knowledge of TGF-β biology in the development of cancer, several factors that mediate the cancer-promoting role of TGF-β continue to be identified. This study aimed to identify and characterise novel factors potentially related to TGF-β-mediated tumour aggression in breast cells. We treated the human mammary epithelial cell line MCF10A with TGF-β and identified TGF-β-dependent upregulation of PRRX2, the gene encoding paired-related homeobox 2 transcription factor. Overexpression of PRRX2 enhanced migration, invasion and anchorage-independent growth of MCF10A cells and induced partial epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), as determined by ...
The continued presence of bacterial and viral antigens in the lumen of the vagina coupled with the periodic presence of antigens in the lumena of the upper reproductive tract provide an ongoing challenge that can compromise female reproductive health and threaten life. Separating underlying tissues from luminal antigens, polarized epithelial cells of the cervix, uterus and Fallopian tubes have evolved to protect against potential pathogens. Once thought to function exclusively by providing a crucial barrier, mucosal epithelial cells are now known to function as sentinels that recognize antigens, respond in ways that lead to bacterial and viral killing, as well as signal to underlying immune cells when pathogenic challenge exceeds their protective capacity. Unique to epithelial cells of the female reproductive tract is the regulatory control of the female sex hormones. Acting both directly and indirectly through underlying stromal cells, estradiol and progesterone regulate epithelial cell innate ...
Diabetic Mouse Tracheal and Bronchial Epithelial Cells from Creative Bioarray are isolated from the tracheal and bronchial tissues of Diabetic (db/db) mice. Diabetic Mouse Stomach Epithelial Cells are grown in T25 tissue culture flasks pre-coated with gelatin-based coating solution for 2 min and incubated in Creative Bioarrays Culture Complete Growth Medium generally for 3-7 days. Cultures are then expanded. Prior to shipping, cells at passage 3 are detached from flasks and immediately cryo-preserved in vials. Each vial contains at least 0.5x10^6cells per ml. The method we use to isolate primary epithelial cells was developed based on a combination of established and our proprietary methods. Cells are incubated with EpCAM-1 (CD326) antibody, following the application of magnetic beads pre-coated with secondary antibody ...
Compromised epithelial cell integrity is a common feature associated with chronic lung inflammatory states such as asthma. While epithelial cell damage is largely due to sustained effects of inflammatory mediators localized to airways, the subsequent process of epithelial cell differentiation is attributed to members of the transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase family called the ErbBs. MUC4, a large molecular weight membrane-bound glycoprotein, has recently been identified as a potential ligand for the ErbB-2 receptor. In this study, we investigated the possible role of interleukin-9 (IL-9), a Th2 cytokine, on MUC4 expression using a lung cancer cell line, NCI-H650. We determined that IL-9 up-regulates MUC4 expression in a time and concentration-dependent fashion. Nuclear run-on assays indicated transcriptional regulation of MUC4 while no post-transcriptional mRNA stabilization was observed by actinomycin D chase experiments. IL-9 also increased MUC4 glycoprotein expression as determined by ...
According to the John Hopkins Lupus Center, the presence of squamous epithelial cells in a urine sample often indicates that the sample was contaminated. However, epithelial cells can also indicate...
... cells that play an essential function in the pathogenesis of influenza A pathogen infection. the lack of TNF- induction in L5D1 virus-challenged pigs, coincided with better cell loss of life and the decreased discharge of contagious pathogen from infected pig epithelial cells. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3), a protein suppressor of the JAK-STAT pathway, was constitutively highly expressed and transcriptionally upregulated in H5N1 virus-infected pig epithelial cells and macrophages, in contrast to the corresponding human cells. The overexpression of SOCS3 in infected human macrophages dampened TNF- induction. In summary, we found that the reported low susceptibility of pigs to contemporary Eurasian HPAI H5N1 computer virus infections coincides at the level of innate immunity of respiratory epithelial cells and macrophages with a reduced output of viable computer virus and an attenuated ...
Inactivation of the ARF-p53 tumor suppressor pathway leads to immortalization of murine fibroblasts. The role of this pathway in immortalization of human epithelial cells is not clear. We analyzed the functionality of the p14(ARF)-p53 pathway in human mammary epithelial cells (MEC) immortalized by human papillomavirus 16 (HPV16) E6, the p53 degradation-defective E6 mutant Y54D, or hTERT. E6-MEC or E6Y54D-MEC maintains high-level expression of p14(ARF). Late-passage hTERT-immortalized MEC express p53 but down-regulate p14(ARF). Enforced expression of p14(ARF) induces p53-dependent senescence in hTERT-MEC, while both E6-MEC and E6Y54D-MEC are resistant. We show that E6Y54D inhibits p14(ARF)-induced activation of p53 without inactivation of the p53-dependent DNA damage response. Hence, p53 degradation and inhibition of p14(ARF) signaling to p53 are independent functions of HPV16 E6. Our observations imply that long-term proliferation of MEC requires inactivation of the p14(ARF)-p53 pathway.
Interferons play a critical role in regulating both the innate and adaptive immune responses. Previous reports have shown increased levels of IFN-γ, IFN-γ-inducing IL-12 and IFN-γ-inducible chemokine IP-10 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The present study focuses on the regulation of the IP-10 secretion in co-cultures of lung epithelial cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). No IP-10 secretion was detected in cells cultured alone, whereas a significant increase in IP-10 levels was observed in epithelial cell/PBMC co-cultures. Furthermore, the results show that interactions between lung epithelial cells, lymphocytes and monocytes are needed for basal IP-10 secretion. Interestingly, we have also shown that incubation with IL-12 can induce an IFN-γ independent increase in IP-10 levels in co-cultures. Furthermore, inhibition studies supported the suggestion that different intracellular pathways are responsible of IFN-γ and IL-12 mediated IP-10 secretion.
Act1/CIKS is an intracellular protein that has been shown to play an important role in mediating IL-17A and IL-25 signaling effects. Recently, defects in Act1 function and/or expression has been implicated in inflammatory disease, such as psoriatic arthritis and atopic dermatitis. We have found that the modulation of Act1 expression levels in human airway epithelial cells changes the expression levels of some genes, in the absence of cytokine stimulation. RNAseq is a powerful new technique to quantitatively measure changes at the transcriptome level. Here we describe the use of RNAseq to globally analyze the effects of modulating Act1 expression in human airway epithelial cells. ...
The p53 tumor suppressor protein has been implicated as a mediator of programmed cell death (PCD). A series of nontransformed mammary epithelial cell (MEC) lines were used to correlate p53 function with activation of PCD. Treatment of MECs expressing mutant, inactive, or no p53 with DNA-damaging agents did not induce apoptosis. Upon introduction of temperature-sensitive p53 into HC11 cells, which lack wild-type (wt) p53, PCD was observed after mitomycin treatment at 32 degrees, when the ts p53 protein is in wt conformation. Thus, wt p53 mediates activation of PCD in response to mitomycin in HC11 cells. Treatment of the MCF10-A cells, which express wt p53, with various DNA-damaging agents led to nuclear accumulation of p53. Only mitomycin treatment led to an increase in the number of apoptotic nuclei. ErbB-2-transformed MCF10-A cells responded to mitomycin, cisplatin, and 5-Fl-uracil, suggesting that signaling from activated ErbB-2 enhances the cells ability to respond to DNA damage. A ...
The underlying mechanisms of protein sorting in polarized epithelial cells are poorly understood. Several studies have determined membrane targeting of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) using epithelial cells such as Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells. Polarized epithelial cells are composed of apical and basolateral plasma membrane domains with specific protein compositions separated by tight junctions. Purinergic, muscarinic, and adrenergic receptors are a few examples of GPCRs that have been shown to localize to specific membranes in MDCK cells. The current work seeks to determine the differences in subcellular localization of the human prostaglandin E2 receptors. The EP receptors are all GPCRs, which differ in their second messenger pathways. The EP3 receptor is unique in that it has eight different isoforms that differ in the lengths of the carboxyl tail. The EP3 isoforms, as well as the EP2 and EP4 receptors, have distinct properties, including different agonist-induced ...
Background/Aims: In vivo autofluorescence endoscopic imaging and spectroscopy have been used to detect and differentiate benign ( hyperplastic) and preneoplastic ( adenomatous) colonic lesions. This fluorescence is composed of contributions from the epithelium, lamina propria, and submucosa. Because epithelial autofluorescence in normal and diseased tissues is poorly understood, this was the focus of the present study. Methods: Whole colonic crypts were isolated, and short term primary cultures of epithelial cells were established from biopsies of normal, hyperplastic, and adenomatous colon. Autofluorescence ( 488 nm excitation) was examined by confocal fluorescence microscopy. Fluorescently labelled organelle probes and transmission electron microscopy were used to identify subcellular sources of fluorescence. Results: Mitochondria and lysosomes were identified as the main intracellular fluorescent components in all cell types. Normal and hyperplastic epithelial cells were weakly ...
The airway epithelial cell core provides investigators with primary culture preparations of human and mouse airway epithelial cells. We routinely procure human tissues from lung transplantation donors and explanted lungs and surgical tissues, including those with lung disease. The core can also culture airway cells obtained by lung and nasal brushing or scraping. In collaboration with core users, Brody Lab members will establish cultures from mice or materials provided by the core users. Core users can be instructed on all methods for culture, manipulation and evaluation of preparations. Lead time of one month should be provided to allow for scheduling and the necessary period for cell growth. IRB permission may be required for some tissues and studies.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Altered p27Kip1 phosphorylation, localization, and function in human epithelial cells resistant to transforming growth factor β-mediated G1 arrest. AU - Ciarallo, Sandra. AU - Subramaniam, Venkateswaran. AU - Hung, Wesley. AU - Lee, Jin Hwa. AU - Kotchetkov, Rouslan. AU - Sandhu, Charanjit. AU - Milic, Andrea. AU - Slingerland, Joyce M. PY - 2002/5/6. Y1 - 2002/5/6. N2 - p27Kip1 is an important effector of G1 arrest by transforming growth factor β(TGF-β). Investigations in a human mammary epithelial cell (HMEC) model, including cells that are sensitive (184s) and resistant (184A1L5R) to G1 arrest by TGF-β, revealed aberrant p27 regulation in the resistant cells. Cyclin El-cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (cdk2) and cyclin A-cdk2 activities were increased, and p27-associated kinase activity was detected in 184A1L5R cells. p27 from 184A1L5R cells was localized to both nucleus and cytoplasm, showed an altered profile of phosphoisoforms, and had a reduced ability to bind and inhibit ...
Migration and proliferation of the human colon cancer cell lines LIM1215 and Caco-2 were stimulated in a concentration dependent manner by u-PA. Maximal effects were obtained at supraphysiological concentrations. Selective suppression of u-PAR expression markedly ablated u-PA mediated motogenesis and mitogenesis, indicating that these processes were mediated by binding to functional u-PAR. A wide range of signalling molecules activated through u-PA binding have been implicated in regulating the resultant cellular migration and/or proliferation.8 11-16 Those responsible for the effects described in the present study are unknown and their identification will be the focus of further investigation. This is the first report of such effects of u-PA in gastrointestinal epithelial cells although similar actions have been described in other cell types.7-10 39 40 Despite the fact that u-PA stimulated indices of proliferation in LIM1215 cells, its stimulatory action on wound closure was not ablated in ...
The importance of epimorphin in control of morphogenesis of mammary epithelia is supported by the following observations: first, morphogenesis of epimorphin-negative epithelial cells was induced only by addition of epimorphin but not by growth factors alone. Second, epimorphin could induce different patterns of morphological differentiation, depending on the way it was presented to the cells. Third, morphogenesis of epimorphin-expressing epithelial cells was completely blocked by anti-epimorphin antibodies, even in the presence of growth factors. And fourth, as long as a growth factor could elicit growth from cells, it could augment the morphogenesis, but it did not matter which growth factor was used. Indeed, cells branched very well in the presence of function blocking antibodies to HGF, if epimorphin and another growth factor such as EGF were present.. Epimorphin was present in the mammary gland of virgin, pregnant, and lactating mice within the mesenchyme and around ducts and alveoli. ...
Tubular epithelial cells of bigenic pancreas express Sox9 and GLUT2 at E17.5.At E17.5 both control and bigenic tubular epithelial cells express Sox9. Sox9 (gree
Mucosal surfaces, such as the lung and the intestine, are lined by a single layer of epithelial cells. The human epithelial lining is positioned at the interface between the luminal/external environment and the organism. Not only does the intestinal epithelial lining serve as a physical barrier, but it also serves as a sensor of nutrients, toxins, and microorganisms. Thus colonic epithelial cells can respond to luminal stimuli by inducing intracellular signaling events, leading to the production and release of chemokines through the basolateral surface (13, 31).. LPA has been shown to play a role in immunoregulation, affecting various cell types. In human umbilical endothelial cells, LPA stimulates expression of intercellular adhesion molecule 1, which interacts with activated lymphocytes (23). More recently, LPA has been shown to enhance IL-13 expression in T cells (41). Furthermore, LPA has been shown to stimulate IL-8/CXCL8 production in human bronchial epithelial cells (42) and in human ...
Isolation of intestinal epithelial cells - posted in Immunology: Hi, I was wondering whether anyone could share a detailed protocol on how to isolate viable,intact colonic epithelial cells from mice. I have tried numerous methods with EDTA where in the colon is cut longitudinally and then incubated in 5-30mM EDTA shaking at 37 degrees for 15 minute shakes. Ive also tried to evert the colon onto a glass rod and then shake in EDTA. The fractions that come off do not seem to yield any IE...
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways are activated by several stimuli and transduce the signal inside cells, generating diverse responses including cell proliferation, differentiation, migration and apoptosis. Each MAPK cascade comprises a series of molecules, and regulation takes place at different levels. They communicate with each other and with additional pathways, creating a signaling network that is important for cell fate determination. In this review, we focus on ERK, JNK, p38 and ERK5, the major MAPKs, and their interactions with PI3K-Akt, TGFβ/Smad and Wnt/β-catenin pathways. More importantly, we describe how MAPKs regulate cell proliferation and differentiation in the rapidly renewing epithelia that lines the gastrointestinal tract and, finally, we highlight the recent findings on nutritional aspects that affect MAPK transduction cascades.
Purpose In multiple cell metazoans, the ability of polarized epithelial cells to convert to motile mesenchymal cells in order to relocate to another location is ruled by a exclusive procedure termed epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). EMT systems for their extension and success Busulfan IC50 advantages. A conclusion The understanding of EMT shall give more effective goals in clinical studies to deal with therapy-resistant metastatic lesions. mesenchymal-epithelial changeover (MET), its countermeasure reverting the mesenchymal cells back again to epithelial cells (Hugo et al. 2007; Thiery and Sleeman 2006). While small is normally known relating to the function of MET fairly, a huge number of pathways and proteins governing EMT possess been identified. For example, the building-up Busulfan IC50 of mesenchymal indicators and shedding of epithelial indicators such as deposition of N-cadherin with destruction of E-cadherin are main features of EMT. The EMT indicators consist of genetics and ...
Tubulointerstitial and glomerular accumulations of immune cells, such as macrophages and T cells, are a prominent feature of a variety of nephritis (6, 31, 32, 33). The C-C family of chemokines is major mononuclear cell chemoattractants and may be central to the recruitment of these cells. As LPS is involved in the onset or progression of acute and chronic renal diseases (2, 3, 4, 5), C-C chemokines produced by renal cells after LPS exposure (44, 45, 46) may play a predominant role in the pathogenesis. LPS initiates multiple intracellular signaling events, including the activation of NF-κB, AP-1, and three distinct MAPKs: p38 MAPK, ERK, and JNK (7). Recently, it has been documented that LPS-induced MCP-1 gene expression in rat tubular epithelial cells is NF-κB dependent (46). In our studies performed by using various inhibitors, the LPS-mediated MCP-1 mRNA increase was dependent on NF-κB activation, but not on the three MAPK signaling pathways. In contrast, much less is known about the ...
Far from simply representing passive targets of environmental or immunological attack, epithelial cells play an active role in the generation and expression of protective immune responses
This aspect is covered in more detail elsewhere. However, one of the exciting new areas of immunology has been the recognition that epithelial cells play an
In cancer, epithelial cell de-differentiation is a feature of rapidly dividing cells under non-controlled growth and it often reflects a change in the gene expression pattern; however, the relationship between proliferation and alterations in cellular differentiation has not yet been identified. This work examined how changes in the characteristics of cells that discriminate their differentiated and proliferative states can be used to improve on current pancreatic cancer chemotherapeutic strategies. PepT1, a high substrate-capacity and low-affinity transporter system, has been suggested as an attractive drug delivery target for pancreatic cancer. Through a combination of immunological assays, PepT1 normally restricted to the apical surfaces in polarised intestinal epithelial cells, was shown to distribute at the cell membrane of non-polarised cancerous ductal cells. Anti-inflammatory or anti-cancer agents, like ibuprofen or gemcitabine, were conjugated to selected amino acids to enhance their ...
The anatomy, histology and ultrastructure of the digestive tract of Orthrias angorae (Steindachner, 1897) were investigated using light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The histological structure consists of four layers: mucosa, submucosa, muscularis and serosa. The esophageal mucosa consists of undifferentiated basal epithelial cells, mucous cells and surface epithelial cells. It was observed that the J-shaped stomach had a meshwork of folds in the cardiac region, and longitudinal folds in the fundic and pyloric regions. A single layer of columnar cells, PAS positive only in their apical portions, forms the epithelium. The convoluted tube-shape intestine is lined by simple columnar epithelial cells, which have microvilli at the apical surface. The wall of the esophagus and stomach are thicker than that of the intestine because of the thick muscle layer. There were numerous goblet cells in the intestine. There were numerous gastric glands ...
TNF-alpha(/IFN-gamma) treatment up-regulates the expression of the NOD2 gene in intestinal epithelial cells and subsequently increases their LPS susceptibility. Together with the mutation-derived truncation and functional change of the NOD2 protein, this could be part of the complex pathophysiology …
The epithelial lining of the intestine forms a barrier that separates the intestinal lumen from the hosts internal milieu and is critical for fluid and electrolyte secretion and nutrient absorption. In the early 1990s, my laboratory discovered that intestinal epithelial cells could alter their phenotype and produce proinflammatory chemokines and cytokines when stimulated by pathogenic enteric luminal microbes or proinflammatory agonists produced by cells in the underlying mucosa. It is now well accepted that intestinal epithelial cells can be induced to express and secrete specific arrays of cytokines, chemokines, and antimicrobial defense molecules. The coordinated release of molecules by intestinal epithelial cells is crucial for activating intestinal mucosal inflammatory responses as well as mucosal innate and adaptive immune responses. More recent studies have focused on the intestinal epithelial signaling pathways that culminate in immune activation as well as the role of these pathways in ...
The epithelial lining of the intestine forms a barrier that separates the intestinal lumen from the hosts internal milieu and is critical for fluid and electrolyte secretion and nutrient absorption. In the early 1990s, my laboratory discovered that intestinal epithelial cells could alter their phenotype and produce proinflammatory chemokines and cytokines when stimulated by pathogenic enteric luminal microbes or proinflammatory agonists produced by cells in the underlying mucosa. It is now well accepted that intestinal epithelial cells can be induced to express and secrete specific arrays of cytokines, chemokines, and antimicrobial defense molecules. The coordinated release of molecules by intestinal epithelial cells is crucial for activating intestinal mucosal inflammatory responses as well as mucosal innate and adaptive immune responses. More recent studies have focused on the intestinal epithelial signaling pathways that culminate in immune activation as well as the role of these pathways in ...
The epithelial lining of the intestine forms a barrier that separates the intestinal lumen from the hosts internal milieu and is critical for fluid and electrolyte secretion and nutrient absorption. In the early 1990s, my laboratory discovered that intestinal epithelial cells could alter their phenotype and produce proinflammatory chemokines and cytokines when stimulated by pathogenic enteric luminal microbes or proinflammatory agonists produced by cells in the underlying mucosa. It is now well accepted that intestinal epithelial cells can be induced to express and secrete specific arrays of cytokines, chemokines, and antimicrobial defense molecules. The coordinated release of molecules by intestinal epithelial cells is crucial for activating intestinal mucosal inflammatory responses as well as mucosal innate and adaptive immune responses. More recent studies have focused on the intestinal epithelial signaling pathways that culminate in immune activation as well as the role of these pathways in ...
The epithelial lining of the intestine forms a barrier that separates the intestinal lumen from the hosts internal milieu and is critical for fluid and electrolyte secretion and nutrient absorption. In the early 1990s, my laboratory discovered that intestinal epithelial cells could alter their phenotype and produce proinflammatory chemokines and cytokines when stimulated by pathogenic enteric luminal microbes or proinflammatory agonists produced by cells in the underlying mucosa. It is now well accepted that intestinal epithelial cells can be induced to express and secrete specific arrays of cytokines, chemokines, and antimicrobial defense molecules. The coordinated release of molecules by intestinal epithelial cells is crucial for activating intestinal mucosal inflammatory responses as well as mucosal innate and adaptive immune responses. More recent studies have focused on the intestinal epithelial signaling pathways that culminate in immune activation as well as the role of these pathways in ...