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Adiponectin is a protein hormone secreted predominantly by differentiated adipocytes and involved in energy homeostasis. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) plays important roles in osteoblastic differentiation and bone formation. However, the effects of adiponectin on BMPs expression in cultured osteoblasts are largely unknown. Here we found that adiponectin(More)
The mechanisms for lactic acid bacteria (LAB) to inhibit Salmonella invasion appear to be multifactorial and include the adhesion of LAB to host intestine epithelium, the production of organic acids, or bacteriocin by LAB cells. Previously, we found a strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus isolated from swine, i.e. strain LAP5, was with antagonistic effect(More)
CCL5 (previously called RANTES) is in the CC-chemokine family and plays a crucial role in the migration and metastasis of human cancer cells. Besides, integrins are the major adhesive molecules in mammalian cells. Here we found CCL5 increased the migration and cell surface expression of alphavbeta3 integrin in human lung cancer cells (A549 cells). CCL5(More)
Resistin is a recently discovered adipocyte-secreting adipokine, which may play a critical role in modulating cancer pathogenesis. Chondrosarcoma is a highly malignant tumor known to frequently metastasize; however, the role of resistin in the metastasis of human chondrosarcoma is largely unknown. Here, we found that the expression of resistin was higher in(More)
Osteosarcoma, the most common primary malignant bone tumor, shows potent capacity for local invasion and distant metastasis. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF/CCN2), a secreted protein, binds to integrins, modulates invasive behavior of certain human cancer cells. Effect of CTGF in metastasis of human osteosarcoma is unknown. We found overexpression of(More)
OBJECTIVE Thrombin is a key factor involved in the stimulation of fibrin deposition, angiogenesis, and proinflammatory processes. Abnormalities in these processes are primary features of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study was to investigate the intracellular signaling pathways involved in thrombin-induced CCL2 expression in human osteoblasts.(More)
Osteosarcoma is characterized by a high malignant and metastatic potential. Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2, the inducible isoform of prostaglandin synthase, has been implicated in tumor metastasis. Nephroblastoma overexpressed gene (NOV), also called CCN3, was regulated proliferation and differentiation of cancer cells. However, the effect of NOV on migration(More)
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common form of malignant bone tumor and is an aggressive malignant neoplasm exhibiting osteoblastic differentiation. Cisplatin is one of the most efficacious antitumor drugs for osteosarcoma patients. However, treatment failures are common due to the development of chemoresistance. CCN2 (also known as CTGF), is a secreted(More)
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant tumor, and its treatments require more effective therapeutic approaches. Paclitaxel has a broad range of antitumor activities, including apoptosis-inducing effects. However, the majority of tumors in patients with advanced cancer eventually develop chemoresistance. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a(More)
WISP-1 is a cysteine-rich protein that belongs to the CCN (Cyr61, CTGF, Nov) family of matrix cellular proteins. Osteosarcoma is a type of highly malignant tumor with a potent capacity to invade locally and cause distant metastasis. However, the effect of WISP-1 on migration activity in human osteosarcoma cells is mostly unknown. In this study, we first(More)