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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651379/klf4-is-a-tumor-suppressor-in-anaplastic-meningioma-stem-like-cells-and-human-meningiomas
#1
Hailiang Tang, Xuanchun Wang, Hongda Zhu, Lingyang Hua, Jingrun Li, Qing Xie, Xiancheng Chen, Tao Zhang, Ye Gong
Meningiomas are the most common primary tumors in central nervous system. While recent studies have revealed genetic clues to lower grade human meningiomas, the molecular determinants driving the progression and recurrence of anaplastic meningioma, the most malignant subtype with a low prevalence but high morbidity, are still poorly understood. It has been proposed that high recurrence rates of malignant meningiomas are linked to cancer stem cells. Indeed, tumor stem-like cells have been isolated from various meningioma subtypes, but never been obtained from anaplastic meningioma...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651369/reduced-thalamus-volume-may-reflect-nicotine-severity-in-young-male-smokers
#2
Dahua Yu, Kai Yuan, Jiadong Cheng, Yanyan Guan, Yangding Li, Yanzhi Bi, Jinquan Zhai, Lin Luo, Bo Liu, Ting Xue, Xiaoqi Lu
Introduction: Nicotine acts as an agonist at presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) and to facilitate synaptic release of several neurotransmitters including dopamine and glutamate. The thalamus has the highest density of nAChRs in the brain, which may make this area be more vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine. However, the volume of thalamus abnormalities and the association with smoking behaviors in young smokers remains unknown. Methods: Thirty-six young male smokers and 36 age-, gender- and education-matched nonsmokers participated in current study...
June 23, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651356/heterologous-expression-in-pichia-pastoris-and-biochemical-characterization-of-the-unmodified-sulfatase-from-fusarium-proliferatum-le1
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Svetlana A Korban, Kirill S Bobrov, Maria A Maynskova, Stanislav N Naryzhny, Olga L Vlasova, Elena V Eneyskaya, Anna A Kulmisnkaya
Sulfatases are a family of enzymes (sulfuric ester hydrolases, EC 3.1.6.-) that catalyze the hydrolysis of a wide array of sulfate esters. To date, despite the discovery of many sulfatase genes and the accumulation of data on numerous sulfated molecules, the number of characterized enzymes that are key players in sulfur metabolism remains extremely limited. While mammalian sulfatases are well studied due to their involvement in a wide range of normal and pathological biological processes, lower eukaryotic sulfatases, especially fungal sulfatases, have not been thoroughly investigated at the biochemical and structural level...
June 23, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651301/real-world-single-center-experience-with-sofosbuvir-based-regimens-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-patients
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Hyun Phil Shin, Blaire Burman, Richard A Kozarek, Amy Zeigler, Chia Wang, Houghton Lee, Troy Zehr, Alicia M Edwards, Asma Siddique
Background/Aims: The approval of sofosbuvir (SOF), a direct-acting antiviral, has revolutionized the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Methods: We assessed the sustained virological response (SVR) of SOF-based regimens in a real-world single-center setting for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 (G1) patients. This was a retrospective review of chronic HCV G1 adult patients treated with a SOF-based regimen at Virginia Mason Medical Center between December 2013 and August 2015...
June 27, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651239/cardiaprotective-effect-of-crocetin-by-attenuating-apoptosis-in-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-rat-model
#5
Weili Zhang, Yuhui Li, Zhiming Ge
Given study evaluates the cardioprotective effect of crocetin in myocardial infracted (MI) rats. MI was produced by administering isoproterenol (90mg/kg/day, i.p.) in rats for two consecutive days. all the animals were divided in to four groups such as control group receives only saline; MI group which receives only isoproterenol and crocetin treated group which receives crocetin (50, 100 and 200mg/kg/day, p.o.) for the duration of 15 days. At the end of dosing left ventricular functions was assessed to estimate its effect on cardiac functions...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651234/microrna-493-suppresses-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumorigenesis-through-down-regulation-of-anthrax-toxin-receptor-1-antxr1-and-r-spondin-2-rspo2
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Yuqiang Xu, Kuikui Ge, Junhao Lu, Jinjiang Huang, Wei Wei, Qingshan Huang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is known as a highly prevalent cancer with a poor prognosis and short survival time, despite intensive research and clinical efforts. Increasing numbers of studies have reported that microRNAs are involved in the malignant behavior of hepatocellular carcinoma cells via directly targeting multiple oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Here, we report that the expression of microRNA-493 (miR-493) is decreased in HCC cell lines and in tumor tissues. Overexpression of miR-493 in HCC cells dramatically inhibited cell proliferation and colony-formation in vitro and inhibited tumor formation of HCC cell xenografts in vivo...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651232/silymarin-prevents-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-protects-against-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#7
Raorao Yuan, Hengyi Fan, Shiqi Cheng, WeiWei Gao, Xin Xu, Shigang Lv, Minhua Ye, Miaojing Wu, Xingen Zhu, Yan Zhang
Inflammatory response mediates secondary injury during intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). In the present study, we determined oxidative stress and involvement of NLRP3 in ICH injury and analyzed whether silymarin might offer protective effect against ICH injury. Post 24h after ICH injury there was increased oxidative stress markers (reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxides) compared to sham group. Silymarin (200mg/kg) treatment 30 mins post ICH injury prevented increase in oxidative stress markers and up-regulated antioxidant status...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651214/dna-methylation-and-the-preservation-of-cell-identity
#8
REVIEW
Ozren Bogdanović, Ryan Lister
DNA methylation is a major epigenetic modification of vertebrate genomes that is mostly associated with transcriptional repression. During embryogenesis, DNA methylation together with other epigenetic factors plays an essential role in selecting and maintaining cell identity. Recent technological advances are now allowing for the exploration of this mark at unprecedented resolution. This has resulted in a wealth of studies describing the developmental roles of DNA methylation in various vertebrate model systems...
June 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651211/effect-of-insulin-degludec-versus-insulin-glargine-on-glycemic-control-and-daily-fasting-blood-glucose-variability-in-insulin-na%C3%A3-ve-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-i-d-got-trial
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Yoshimasa Aso, Kunihiro Suzuki, Yasuko Chiba, Minoru Sato, Nobuya Fujita, Yoshihisa Takada, Shunichi Murano, Hisamoto Kuroda
AIMS: Insulin degludec (IDeg) is an ultra-long-acting insulin that has a smooth time/action profile over more than 42h. The present study compared the effects of IDeg and insulin glargine (IGlar) on HbA1c reduction and on within-subject day-to-day variability of fasting blood glucose (FBG) in insulin-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients were randomly allocated at a 3:1 ratio to receive once-daily IDeg (n=31) or IGlar (n=12)...
June 15, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651185/treatment-of-neurocognitive-symptoms-in-unipolar-depression-a-systematic-review-and-future-perspectives
#10
REVIEW
E Salagre, B Solé, Y Tomioka, B S Fernandes, D Hidalgo-Mazzei, M Garriga, E Jimenez, J Sanchez-Moreno, E Vieta, I Grande
BACKGROUND: Cognitive symptoms in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are persistent and commonly entail neurocognitive impairment and a decline in quality of life. This systematic review gathers the current scientific evidence on therapeutic strategies for neuropsychological impairment in MDD. METHOD: A systematic search on PubMed, PsycINFO and Clinicaltrials.gov was carried out on December 2016 according to PRISMA using Boolean terms to identify interventions for the treatment of cognitive dysfunction in MDD...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651064/progranulin-as-a-biomarker-and-potential-therapeutic-agent
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REVIEW
Vanessa Abella, Jesús Pino, Morena Scotece, Javier Conde, Francisca Lago, Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Gay, Antonio Mera, Rodolfo Gómez, Ali Mobasheri, Oreste Gualillo
Progranulin is a cysteine-rich secreted protein with diverse pleiotropic actions and participates in several processes, such as inflammation or tumorigenesis. Progranulin was first identified as a growth factor and, recently, it was characterised as an adipokine implicated in obesity, insulin resistance and rheumatic disease. At a central level, progranulin acts as a neurotropic and neuroprotective factor and protects from neural degeneration. In this review, we summarise the most recent research advances concerning the potential role of progranulin as a therapeutic target and biomarker in cancer, neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases...
June 23, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651044/the-atmospheric-fate-of-monoethanolamine-enhancing-new-particle-formation-of-sulfuric-acid-as-an-important-removal-process
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Hong-Bin Xie, Jonas Elm, Roope Halonen, Nanna Myllys, Theo Kurtén, Markku Kulmala, Hanna Vehkamaki
Monoethanolamine (MEA), a potential atmospheric pollutant from capture unit of a leading CO2 capture technology, could be removed by participating H2SO4-based new particle formation (NPF) as simple amines. Here we evaluated the enhancing potential of MEA on H2SO4-based NPF by examining the formation of molecular clusters of MEA and H2SO4 using a combined quantum chemistry calculations and kinetics modeling. The results indicate that MEA at ppt-level can enhance H2SO4-based NPF. The enhancing potential of MEA is < dimethylamine (DMA), one of the strongest enhancing agents, and ≫ methylamine (MA), in contrast to the order suggested solely by their basicity (MEA < MA < DMA)...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651002/the-n-terminal-domain-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-ppe17-rv1168c-protein-plays-a-dominant-role-in-inducing-antibody-responses-in-active-tb-patients
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Philip Raj Abraham, Niteen Pathak, Gourango Pradhan, Gaddam Sumanlatha, Sangita Mukhopadhyay
The PPE (proline-proline-glutamic acid) proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are characterized by a conserved N-terminal domain of approximately 180 amino acids and variable C-terminal domain. Since last decade, these proteins have gained much importance in the serodiagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) as they act as a source of antigenic variation. We have demonstrated earlier that one of the PPE proteins PPE17 (Rv1168c) induces strong B-cell and T-cell responses in active TB disease and also displays a higher antibody titer compared to immunodominant antigens such as ESAT-6, Hsp60 and PPD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650939/cd1d-restricted-natural-killer-t-cells-are-preserved-in-indian-long-term-nonprogressors
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Dharmendra Singh, Manisha Ghate, Sheela Godbole, Smita Kulkarni, Madhuri Thakar
BACKGROUND: Natural killer T (NKT) cells act as a bridge between innate and adaptive immune responses. Limited information is available regarding the role of NKT cells in the HIV disease progression especially HIV-1 C infection. METHODOLOGY: NKT cells were characterized for their frequency and the activation, aging, exhaustion status, and their proliferation ability in 32 long-term nonprogressors (LTNPs), 40 progressors, 18 patients before and after suppressive combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) along with 35 HIV-1-negative subjects using multicolor flow cytometry...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650916/morning-hypertension-is-more-common-in-elderly-hypertensive-patients-with-controlled-documented-office-blood-pressure-in-primary-care-clinics-the-minhang-study
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Yan Wang, Ling Chen, Yajuan Wang, Yuesheng Qain, Jin Zhang, Xiaofeng Tang, Yan Li, Dingliang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Increased morning blood pressure (BP) has been associated with fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, especially in Asians. METHOD: To detect the control status of home BP, we performed a home BP monitoring study, including elderly patients with hypertension who had controlled documented office BP in Chinese primary care clinics. In 707 participants from Xinzhuang County Hospital in Shanghai, the home BP was measured by a memory-equipped device three times daily for seven consecutive days...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650875/practical-approach-to-syndromic-pediatric-retinal-dystrophies
#16
Karthikeyan A Sadagopan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to outline those systemic disorders that are associated with pediatric retinal dystrophy, summarize important retinal, and nonretinal clues that aid in syndromic diagnosis, provide an approach for ophthalmic and systematic systemic examination, describe the important systemic findings seen in pediatric syndromic retinal dystrophies and highlight the role of genetic testing. RECENT FINDINGS: With profound advances being made in the field of molecular genetics, a definitive molecular etiology is increasingly being made even in rare and unusual forms of retinal dystrophies...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650819/towards-high-quality-visualization-of-superfluid-vortices
#17
Yulong Guo, Xiaopei Liu, Chi Xiong, Xuemiao Xu, Chi-Wing Fu
Superfluidity is a special state of matter exhibiting macroscopic quantum phenomena and acting like a fluid with zero viscosity. In such a state, superfluid vortices exist as phase singularities of the model equation with unique distributions. This paper presents novel techniques to aid the visual understanding of superfluid vortices based on the state-of-the-art non-linear Klein-Gordon equation, which evolves a complex scalar field, giving rise to special vortex lattice/ring structures with dynamic vortex formation, reconnection, and Kelvin waves, etc...
June 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650807/simultaneous-ultrasound-therapy-and-monitoring-of-microbubble-seeded-acoustic-cavitation-using-a-single-element-transducer
#18
Sophie V Heymans, Christine F Martindale, Andrej Suler, Antonios N Pouliopoulos, Robert J Dickinson, James J Choi
Ultrasound-driven microbubble activity is used in therapeutic applications such as blood clot dissolution and targeted drug delivery. The safety and performance of these technologies are linked to the type and distribution of microbubble activities produced within the targeted area, but controlling and monitoring these activities in vivo and in real-time has proven to be difficult. As therapeutic pulses are often ms-long, microbubble monitoring currently requires a separate transducer used in a passive reception mode...
June 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650786/alveolar-fracture-caused-by-tooth-extraction-at-home
#19
Fabrício Kitazono de Carvalho, Thaís Aparecida Xavier, Nicole Gonçalves Lima, Alexandra Mussolino de Queiroz, Marcilene Coelho Vinhorte, Paulo Nelson-Filho
Injuries to the teeth and surrounding structures are relatively common. Although traumatic injuries caused by falls or activities related to sports are widely discussed, the same cannot be said regarding accidents arising from non-professional extraction of primary teeth. The present study reports a 6-year-old male child who underwent mandibular alveolar bone fracture during non-professional extraction of his central lower left incisor at home, performed by his 30-year-old aunt. The root of the tooth was with an irregular physiological resorption, which acted as a lever component for the mechanical force applied, leading to bone fracture...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650649/decoration-of-chondroitin-polysaccharide-with-threonine-synthesis-conformational-study-and-ice-recrystallization-inhibition-activity
#20
Antonio Laezza, Angela Casillo, Sandro Cosconati, Caroline I Biggs, Antonio Fabozzi, Luigi Paduano, Alfonso Iadonisi, Ettore Novellino, Matthew I Gibson, Antonio Randazzo, Maria Michela Corsaro, Emiliano Bedini
Several threonine (Thr)- and/or alanine (Ala)-rich antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs) and polysaccharides act in nature as ice recrystallization inhibitors. Among them, the Thr-decorated capsular polysaccharide (CPS) from the cold-adapted Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H bacterium was recently investigated for its cryoprotectant activity. A semi-synthetic mimic thereof was here prepared from microbial sourced chondroitin through a four step strategy, involving a partial protection of the chondroitin polysaccharide as a key step for gaining an unprecedented quantitative amidation of its glucuronic acid units...
June 26, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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