The method according to claim 17, wherein the treatment of cancer is a conventional immunogenic treatment of cancer selected from a chemotherapy using a drug selected from an anthracyclin, a platin, an oxaliplatin, a taxane and an antimotic agent; or radiotherapy. The method according to claim 17, wherein the subject has been treated for cancer. An in vitro method of assessing the sensitivity of a subject having a tumor to a treatment of cancer according to claim 17, which method comprises a step of detecting the presence of an anticancer immune response of the subject undergoing the therapeutic treatment of cancer, the absence of an anticancer immune response being indicative of a resistance of the subject to the therapeutic treatment of cancer. The method according to claim 24, wherein the product stimulating the autophagy machinery is selected from an apyrase inhibitor, spermidin, resveratrol or rapamycin analogs and wherein the product stimulating an ER stress response is selected from a recombinant CRT, digoxin, digitoxin, ouabain, strophantin, proscillaridin, sanguinarine or thapsigargin TRAPS.
The skeleton appears responsive to serum levels of the 1,25D precursor, 25 hydroxyvitamin D3 25Din terms of bone mineralization parameters.
The effect of metabolism of 25D into active 1,25D by osteoclast lineage cells is unknown. Consistent with this, human osteoclast cultures incubated with 25D produced measurable quantities of 1,25D.
Osteoclast formation from either mouse RAW The expression of the osteoblast coupling factor, ephrin-b2, was also increased in the presence of 25D.
Conversely, osteoclasts formed from vitamin D receptor-null mouse splenocytes had increased resorptive activity compared with wild-type cells. We conclude that 25D metabolism is an important intrinsic mechanism for optimizing osteoclast differentiation, ameliorating osteoclast activity, and potentially promoting the coupling of bone resorption to formation.
Current evidence suggests that a major function of vitamin D3 is to facilitate the processes necessary to maintain a healthy skeleton. The most widely studied action of vitamin D is its role in regulating calcium and phosphate homeostasis.
Although the gross effects of vitamin D deficiency on bone in vivo can be corrected by administering calcium and phosphate, there is increasing evidence to indicate that during normal bone metabolism, vitamin D plays a direct role in optimizing the activity of bone cells, as recently reviewed 1.
As recently reviewed 1a number of human and rodent studies suggest that 25 hydroxyvitamin D3 25Drather than 1,25D, directly affects bone mineralization.
In an animal model of vitamin D depletion, a positive correlation that occurs between circulating 25D levels and femoral trabecular bone mineral volume is closely associated with a decline in osteoclastic activity These findings are consistent with metaanalyses of clinical studies investigating the levels of serum 25D required to reduce the incidence of hip fracture 11 Importantly, no correlation was observed between bone mineral volume or osteoclast surface and either serum levels of 1,25D, calcium, or PTH, demonstrating that the major determinant of bone volume and bone resorption is the level of serum 25D.
This suggests that even a mild depletion of serum 25D may have direct consequence for the activity of osteoclasts and the development of osteopenia. Furthermore, there was significantly lower osteoclast number and activity evident in the gene knockout mice 14 We 1617 and others reviewed in Ref.
The intriguing possibility exists that osteoclasts also participate in local production of, as well as response to, 1,25D. In this study, we examined further the role of vitamin D metabolism during osteoclastogenesis. Our results indicate that the metabolism of 25D into 1,25D by human osteoclast precursors results in the increased expression of a number of important osteoclast-associated genes.
Although formation markers were increased, osteoclast activity was inhibited in the presence of physiologically replete levels of 25D as well as 1,25D. Consistent with this, osteoclasts derived from VDR-null mice exhibited increased resorptive activity. We conclude that the metabolism of vitamin D during osteoclastogenesis may be an important intrinsic mechanism for controlling both osteoclast formation and the resulting activities of these cells.
Materials and Methods Section: Cell, tissues, and media The use of all normal human donor-derived material was approved by the Human Ethics Committees of the University of Adelaide and the Red Cross Society of Australia.
Human adult femoral bone samples were obtained with informed consent from patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery and processed for RNA, as previously described Giant cell tumor GCT cells were thawed from cryopreserved stocks, isolated, and processed as previously described Mouse splenocytes were isolated from both VDR-null 29 and wild-type littermates 14 wk old females, three per genotype.
Spleens were dissected and splenocytes removed by physical agitation. Serum-deprived medium SDM was formulated as previously described 9.
Osteoclast formation and activity RAW Osteoclasts were derived from human PBMCs essentially as previously described 26 with some modifications.
PBMCs were seeded into wells of a well plate at a density of 2. Louis, MO at the time points indicated, as described Nuclei of individual osteoclasts were counted by light microscopy.
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Resorptive activity was assessed using Osteologic slides BD Biosciences, Bedford, MAand resorption was quantified as we have reported previously Effects on mature osteoclast activity were assessed using GCT-derived osteoclasts Osteoclasts were generated from splenocytes isolated from VDR-null and wild-type mice essentially by the same method used for PBMCs, as described above.A01K67/ — Knockout animals.
A Furthermore, the present invention relates to the generation of animal models showing the myelination hypoplasia. Non-limiting examples of preferred model, rats, mice, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, chimpanzees, and monkeys.
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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. Oct 18;(1) The lack of chromosomal HMGB1 protein in knockout mice results in death within a few hours after birth due to inefficient activation of glucocorticoid receptor responsive genes, but HMGB2 knockout mice are viable, suggesting that HMGB1 and HMGB2 have distinct cellular roles (, ).
Much is known about these proteins, but their exact. Because modifications in DNA sequence or structure may be incompatible with its essential role in preservation and transmission of genetic information from generation to generation, exquisitely sensitive DNA repair pathways have evolved to maintain genomic stability and cell viability.
Genetic knockout of cathepsins S and K in mice has shown to reduce atherosclerosis, although the molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Because atherosclerosis preferentially occurs in arteries exposed to disturbed flow conditions, we hypothesized that shear stress would regulate cathepsin K expression and activity in endothelial cells.
due to generation of unmodified sperm. However, in humans harbouring O. volvulus, embryogenesis did not appear to resume even 4 months after the end of the treatment (Hoerauf et al., a).
These results demonstrated this approach to be complementary to the in vivo characterization of Trichinella in mice and allozyme electrophoresis.