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ASPN, Asporin
This gene encodes a cartilage extracellular protein that is member of the small leucine-rich proteoglycan family. The encoded protein may regulate chondrogenesis by inhibiting transforming growth factor-beta 1-induced gene expression in cartilage. This protein also binds collagen and calcium and may induce collagen mineralization. Polymorphisms in the aspartic acid repeat region of this gene are associated with a susceptibility to osteoarthritis. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants.[provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010] (from NCBI)
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Papers on ASPN
Asporin in compressed periodontal ligament cells inhibits bone formation.
Kawamoto et al., Kitakyūshū, Japan. In Arch Oral Biol, Feb 2016
Periodontal ligament (PDL) cells control bone metabolism and inhibition of bone formation on the compressed side by secreting bone-formation inhibitory factors such as asporin (ASPN) or sclerostin (encoded by SOST).
Germline Variants in Asporin Vary by Race, Modulate the Tumor Microenvironment, and Are Differentially Associated with Metastatic Prostate Cancer.
Schaeffer et al., Vancouver, Canada. In Clin Cancer Res, Feb 2016
We previously identified Asporin (ASPN) as a potential mediator of metastatic progression found within the tumor microenvironment.
D14 repeat polymorphism of the asporin gene is associated with primary osteoarthritis of the knee in a Mexican Mestizo population.
Miranda-Duarte et al., Mexico. In Int J Rheum Dis, Jan 2016
BACKGROUND: Asporin is a novel extracellular matrix protein (ECM) with an important role in the development of osteoarthritis (OA), because it has been reported that functional polymorphisms in the aspartic acid repeat (D) of the asporin gene (ASPN) are associated with susceptibility to OA. AIM: This study was planned to investigate the association of the ASPN polymorphism with primary OA of the knee in a Mexican population, including several countryside regions.
Cetuximab promotes epithelial to mesenchymal transition and cancer associated fibroblasts in patients with head and neck cancer.
Machiels et al., Brussels, Belgium. In Oncotarget, Nov 2015
RESULTS: Gene expression profile analyses and qRT-PCR showed that some of the genes modified by cetuximab were related to CAFs and EMT (ZNF521, CXCL12, ASPN, OLFML3, OLFM1, TWIST1, LEF1, ZEB1, FAP).
The small leucine-rich repeat secreted protein Asporin induces eyes in Xenopus embryos through the IGF signalling pathway.
Ohnuma et al., Ikoma, Japan. In Development, Nov 2015
Here, we demonstrate that the SLRP family member Asporin (ASPN) plays a crucial role in the early stages of eye development in Xenopus embryos.
PLAP-1/Asporin Positively Regulates FGF-2 Activity.
Murakami et al., Suita, Japan. In J Dent Res, Oct 2015
PLAP-1 is an extracellular matrix protein that is predominantly expressed in the periodontal ligament within periodontal tissue.
Transcriptome comparisons identify new cell markers for theca interna and granulosa cells from small and large antral ovarian follicles.
Rodgers et al., Adelaide, Australia. In Plos One, 2014
Many genes up regulated in theca interna were common to both sizes of follicles (MGP, DCN, ASPN, ALDH1A1, COL1A2, FN1, COL3A1, OGN, APOD, COL5A2, IGF2, NID1, LHFP, ACTA2, DUSP12, ACTG2, SPARCL1, FILIP1L, EGFLAM, ADAMDEC1, HPGD, COL12A1, FBLN5, RAMP2, COL15A1, PLK2, COL6A3, LOXL1, RARRES1, FLI1, LAMA2).
[D-repeat polymorphism in the ASPN gene in knee osteoarthritis in females in Torreón, Coahuila. Case-control study].
Luna-Ceniceros et al., In Acta Ortop Mex, 2014
METHODS: A case-control study was conducted in 260 females in Torre6n, Coahuila, to analyze the relationship between primary knee osteoarthritis and the D-repeat polymorphism in the ASPN gene (asporin).
Genetics of disc-related disorders: current findings and lessons from other complex diseases.
Kaprio et al., Helsinki, Finland. In Eur Spine J, 2014
(ASPN), 10p12.31
Cartilage Intermediate Layer Protein and Asporin Polymorphisms Are Independent Risk Factors of Lumbar Disc Degeneration in Male Collegiate Athletes.
Hiranuma et al., Tokyo, Japan. In Cartilage, 2014
DESIGN: We investigated two susceptibility genes for LDDG-cartilage intermediate layer protein (CILP) and asporin (ASPN)-in 516 collegiate athletes and genotyped the risk allele of CILP (1184T/C) and ASPN (D14).
miR-21 and miR-101 regulate PLAP-1 expression in periodontal ligament cells.
Wu et al., Guangzhou, China. In Mol Med Report, 2012
mir-101 and mir-21 target PLAP-1 to regulate its expression during osteogenic differentiation of PDLCs.
Genetics of digital osteoarthritis.
Michou, Canada. In Joint Bone Spine, 2011
Many candidate-gene studies found associations with AGC1, ASPN, ENPP1, HFE, KL, VDR, IL-1 cluster, and IL-6, although the results were not consistently reproducible.
The role of asporin in mineralization of human dental pulp stem cells.
Cho et al., Taegu, South Korea. In J Cell Physiol, 2011
ASPN plays positive roles in the mineralization of dental pulp stem cells and predentin to dentin.
Association of the D repeat polymorphism in the ASPN gene with developmental dysplasia of the hip: a case-control study in Han Chinese.
Jiang et al., Nanjing, China. In Arthritis Res Ther, 2010
Our results show an obvious association between the D repeat polymorphism of ASPN and Developmental dysplasia of the hip
Asporin expression is highly regulated in human chondrocytes.
Baugé et al., Caen, France. In Mol Med, 2010
Data indicate that the expression of ASPN gene is finely regulated in cartilage and suggest a major role of Sp1.
Association of an asporin repeat polymorphism with ankylosing spondylitis in Han Chinese population: a case-control study.
Zhang et al., Jinan, China. In Clin Invest Med, 2009
Association of an asporin repeat polymorphism with ankylosing spondylitis in Han Chinese population: a case-control study, is reported.
[Genomic study of susceptibility genes for common bone and joint diseases].
Ikegawa, Annaba, Algeria. In Nihon Rinsho, 2009
In the present paper, I mention the main genes among them, ASPN, GDF5 and DVWA for osteoarthritis, and TBSP2 and MMP9 for lumbar disc disease.
Genetic associations in peripheral joint osteoarthritis and spinal degenerative disease: a systematic review.
MacGregor et al., Norwich, United Kingdom. In Ann Rheum Dis, 2008
We found relatively few instances in which a specific gene-disease association had been analysed by more than one study, and there were 14 cases in which significant associations were replicated in independent studies (at joints associated with the AGC1, ASPN, COL9A2, COL9A3, COL11A2, ESR1, FZRB, HFE, IL1A, IL1RN, PTGS2 and VDR genes).
New gene associations in osteoarthritis: what do they provide, and where are we going?
Ikegawa, Tokyo, Japan. In Curr Opin Rheumatol, 2007
RECENT FINDINGS: Replication studies have confirmed association of functional sequence variations in the secreted frizzled-related protein 3 (FRZB) and asporin (ASPN) genes with osteoarthritis.
An aspartic acid repeat polymorphism in asporin inhibits chondrogenesis and increases susceptibility to osteoarthritis.
Ikegawa et al., Tokyo, Japan. In Nat Genet, 2005
these findings provide another functional link between extracellular matrix proteins, TGF-beta activity and disease, suggesting new therapeutic strategies for osteoarthritis.
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