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Chitinase 3-like 1

YKL-40, CHI3L1, HC gp-39, cartilage glycoprotein-39
Chitinases catalyze the hydrolysis of chitin, which is an abundant glycopolymer found in insect exoskeletons and fungal cell walls. The glycoside hydrolase 18 family of chitinases includes eight human family members. This gene encodes a glycoprotein member of the glycosyl hydrolase 18 family. The protein lacks chitinase activity and is secreted by activated macrophages, chondrocytes, neutrophils and synovial cells. The protein is thought to play a role in the process of inflammation and tissue remodeling. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009] (from NCBI)
Top mentioned proteins: Chitinase, HAD, CD45, AGE, CAN
Papers on YKL-40
Serum markers in early-stage and locally advanced melanoma.
New
Rutkowski et al., Warsaw, Poland. In Tumour Biol, 23 Jun 2015
The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical utility of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2), MMP-9, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase 1 (TIMP-1), and YKL-40 in serum of melanoma patients at pathological stages I-III.
Molecular Analysis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Clinically Useful Tools for Diagnosis, Response Prediction, and Monitoring of Targeted Therapy.
New
Li et al., Baltimore, United States. In Mol Diagn Ther, 20 Jun 2015
Fecal biomarkers, which have recently attracted substantial attention, are also discussed extensively, including the well-characterized calprotectin and lactoferrin, as well as the recently characterized M2-PK, CHI3L1, neopterin, MMP-9, and HMGB1.
Increased CCL17 serum levels are associated with improved survival in advanced melanoma.
New
Hartl et al., Tübingen, Germany. In Cancer Immunol Immunother, 20 Jun 2015
This study aimed to compare the prognostic impact of putative serum biomarkers, namely S100B, YKL-40 or CCL17, in stage IV melanoma patients.
The Role of MicroRNA, miR-24, and Its Target CHI3L1 in Osteomyelitis Caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
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Xu et al., Kunming, China. In J Cell Biochem, 14 Jun 2015
We also demonstrated that miR-24 suppressed the expression of chitinase 3-like 1 (CHI3L1) mRNA, thought to mediate multiple signaling pathways, by directly binding to the 3'-untranslated region.
A panel of novel biomarkers representing different disease pathways improves prediction of renal function decline in type 2 diabetes.
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Lambers Heerspink et al., Groningen, Netherlands. In Plos One, Dec 2014
When modeled on top of established risk markers, the biomarker panel including matrix metallopeptidases, tyrosine kinase, podocin, CTGF, TNF-receptor-1, sclerostin, CCL2, YKL-40, and NT-proCNP improved the explained variability of eGFR decline (R2 increase from 37.7% to 54.6%; p=0.018) and improved prediction of accelerated eGFR decline (C-index increase from 0.835 to 0.896; p=0.008).
OSAS-related inflammatory mechanisms of liver injury in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Review
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Nobili et al., Torino, Italy. In Mediators Inflamm, Dec 2014
In this review, we focus on molecular mechanisms linking OSAS to NAFLD, including hypoxia inducible factor (HIF), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), YKL-40, unfolded protein response, and hypoxic adipose tissue inflammation, which all could provide novel potential therapeutic approaches for the management of NAFLD patients with OSAS.
Biomarkers of progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Review
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Yang et al., Brisbane, Australia. In J Thorac Dis, Nov 2014
Examples of peripheral blood biological markers (biomarkers) include those associated with lung function (reduced CC-16), emphysema severity (increased adiponectin, reduced sRAGE), exacerbations and mortality [increased CRP, fibrinogen, leukocyte count, IL-6, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)] including increased YKL-40 with mortality.
Biomarkers in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease.
Review
New
Costabel et al., Essen, Germany. In Semin Respir Crit Care Med, Apr 2014
Promising biomarkers are lung epithelium-derived proteins such as KL-6 (Krebs von den Lungen-6), SP-D (surfactant protein-D), SP-A (surfactant protein-A), YKL-40 (chitinase-3-like protein 1 [CHI3L1] or cytokines such as CCL18 [chemokine (C-C) motif ligand 18]).
Unveiling YKL-40, from Serum Marker to Target Therapy in Glioblastoma.
Review
Hormigo et al., New York City, United States. In Front Oncol, 2013
We review the current concept of developing YKL-40 as one of the most promising serum markers for glioblastoma, the recent advances on understanding the role of YKL-40 in gliomagenesis, and the promising evidence emerging from preclinical models on using this protein as a target for anti-glioma therapy.
Role of tumor associated macrophages in tumor angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis.
Review
Kzhyshkowska et al., Mannheim, Germany. In Front Physiol, 2013
New pro-angiogenic factor YKL-40 belongs to a family of mammalian chitinase-like proteins (CLP) that act as cytokines or growth factors.
Promoter polymorphisms in CHI3L1 are associated with asthma.
GeneRIF
Sinnett et al., In J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2012
rs4950928 and rs10399931 promoter polymorphisms in CHI3L1 are equally likely to modulate CHI3L1 expression and susceptibility to asthma in Caucasian and African populations.
Extent of tumor removal and molecular markers in cerebral glioblastoma: a combined prognostic factors study in a surgical series of 105 patients.
GeneRIF
Santoro et al., Roma, Italy. In J Neurosurg, 2012
When biological aggressiveness is taken into account, YKL-40 expression was found to be an independent prognostic factor that predicts OS better than MGMT status.
Levels of YKL-40 in pleural effusions and blood from patients with pulmonary or pleural disease.
GeneRIF
Park et al., Iksan, South Korea. In Cytokine, 2012
Serum YKL-40 levels are highest during pneumonia compared to common pulmonary/pleural diseases and are more useful for monitoring pneumonia than asthma
YKL-40 is elevated in patients with peripheral arterial disease and diabetes or pre-diabetes.
GeneRIF
Schernthaner et al., Zürich, Switzerland. In Atherosclerosis, 2012
YKL-40 is higher in subjects with peripheral arterial disease. YKL-40 was higher in PAD patients with pre-/diabetes.
Involvement of the MAPK and PI3K pathways in chitinase 3-like 1-regulated hyperoxia-induced airway epithelial cell death.
GeneRIF
Sohn et al., Seoul, South Korea. In Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2012
This study indicates that CHI3L1 is involved in hyperoxia-induced cell death, suggesting that CHI3L1 may be one of several cell death regulators influencing the MAPK and PI3K pathways during oxidative stress in human airway epithelial cells.
Elevated plasma YKL-40 predicts increased risk of gastrointestinal cancer and decreased survival after any cancer diagnosis in the general population.
Impact
Nordestgaard et al., Copenhagen, Denmark. In J Clin Oncol, 2009
PURPOSE: Elevated plasma YKL-40 is a biomarker of poor prognosis in cancer patients.
Effect of variation in CHI3L1 on serum YKL-40 level, risk of asthma, and lung function.
Impact
GeneRIF
Chupp et al., Chicago, United States. In N Engl J Med, 2008
CHI3L1 is a susceptibility gene for asthma, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, and reduced lung function, and elevated circulating YKL-40 levels are a biomarker for asthma and decline in lung function.
A chitinase-like protein in the lung and circulation of patients with severe asthma.
Impact
Elias et al., New Haven, United States. In N Engl J Med, 2007
The related chitinase-like protein, YKL-40 (also called human cartilage glycoprotein 39 [HCgp-39] and chitinase 3-like 1), can be readily measured in the serum.
Epidermal growth factor receptor variant III status defines clinically distinct subtypes of glioblastoma.
Impact
Aldape et al., Houston, United States. In J Clin Oncol, 2007
These data were then examined in conjunction with the expression of phospho-intermediates (in a subset of these patients) of downstream AKT and Ras pathways and YKL-40 as well as with known clinical risk factors, including the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group's recursive partitioning analysis (RTOG-RPA) class.
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