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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441021/photophysical-and-electroluminescent-properties-of-ptag2-acetylide-complexes-supported-with-meso-and-rac-tetraphosphine
#1
Hui-Xing Shu, Jin-Yun Wang, Qian-Chong Zhang, Zhong-Ning Chen
1,2-Bis[[(diphenylphosphino)methyl](phenyl)phosphino]ethane (dpmppe) was prepared as a new tetraphosphine, and the corresponding rac and meso stereoisomers were successfully separated in view of their solubility difference in acetone. The substitution of PPh3 into Pt(PPh3)2(C≡CR)2 (R = aryl) with rac- or meso-dpmppe gives Pt(rac-dpmppe)(C≡CR)2 or Pt(meso-dpmppe)(C≡CR)2, respectively. Using Pt(rac-dpmppe)(C≡CR)2 or Pt(meso-dpmppe)(C≡CR)2 as a precursor, PtAg2 heterotrinuclear cluster complexes were synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallography...
April 25, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439671/tobacco-etch-virus-protease-mediating-cleavage-of-the-cellulose-binding-module-tagged-colored-proteins-immobilized-on-the-regenerated-amorphous-cellulose
#2
Xuelian Yu, Jiaqi Sun, Weiyu Wang, Li Jiang, Ruyue Wang, Wenjun Xiao, Beijiu Cheng, Jun Fan
In this study, four fusion proteins were designed, in which the N-terminal cellulose-binding module as the affinity tag was immobilized on the regenerated amorphous cellulose (RAC), and the release of the C-terminal colored proteins was detected easily and rapidly after on-resin cleavage using the free tobacco etch virus protease (TEVp) variant, or the immobilized cognate protease with a binding capacity of up to 220 mg protein per gram of RAC. The enhanced stability and repetitive use of the immobilized TEVp compensated slight loss of the catalytic efficiency toward the soluble protein substrate...
April 24, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436834/active-auditory-experience-in-infancy-promotes-brain-plasticity-in-theta-and-gamma-oscillations
#3
Gabriella Musacchia, Silvia Ortiz-Mantilla, Naseem Choudhury, Teresa Realpe-Bonilla, Cynthia Roesler, April A Benasich
Language acquisition in infants is driven by on-going neural plasticity that is acutely sensitive to environmental acoustic cues. Recent studies showed that attention-based experience with non-linguistic, temporally-modulated auditory stimuli sharpens cortical responses. A previous ERP study from this laboratory showed that interactive auditory experience via behavior-based feedback (AEx), over a 6-week period from 4- to 7-months-of-age, confers a processing advantage, compared to passive auditory exposure (PEx) or maturation alone (Naïve Control, NC)...
April 15, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433641/analysis-of-complications-of-pelvic-mesh-excision-surgery-using-the-clavien-dindo-classification-system
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Goran Rac, Alyssa Greiman, Andrew Rabley, T J Tipton, Leah R Chiles, Drew A Freilich, Ross Rames, Lindsey Cox, Michelle Koski, Eric S Rovner
PURPOSE: To describe and categorize complications in patients undergoing vaginal mesh excision surgery using the Clavien-Dindo classification system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 277 patients who underwent vaginal mesh extraction between 2007 and 2015 at a single institution was conducted with Institutional Review Board approval. Surgical complications were stratified using the Clavien-Dindo classification system. Complications were noted to be either peri-operative (prior to discharge) or post-operative (within 90 days)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430280/potassium-complexes-supported-by-monoanionic-tetradentate-amino-phenolate-ligands-synthesis-structure-and-catalysis-in-the-ring-opening-polymerization-of-rac-lactide
#5
Chenhui Yao, Yang Yang, Shaoan Xu, Haiyan Ma
A series of potassium complexes bearing monoanionic tetradentate amino-phenolate ligands, [LK]2 (L = {(2-R(1))C6H4CH2N[(CH2)2R(2)]CH2(4-R(4)-6-R(3))C6H2O-}, R(1) = NMe2, R(2) = NEt2, R(3) = CPh3, R(4) = Me (1); R(1) = R(2) = NEt2, R(3) = CPh3, R(4) = Me (2); R(1) = NMe2, R(2) = NEt2, R(3) = R(4) = cumyl (4); R(1) = R(2) = OMe, R(3) = (t)Bu, R(4) = Me (6); L = (2-NMe2)C6H4CH2N[[CH2-(S)-1-butylpyrrolidinyl]CH2(4-Me-6-CPh3)C6H2O-] (3)), have been synthesized via reactions of KN(SiMe3)2 and 1 equiv. of the corresponding aminophenols...
April 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427848/early-outcomes-and-periprocedural-complications-of-transarterial-embolization-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-with-onyx-%C3%A2
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Wojciech Poncyljusz, Marcin Sawicki, Katarzyna Lubkowska, Monika Rać
BACKGROUND: Brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM) is a rare pathology diagnosed mostly in young adults. However, due to its hemorrhagic complications, it constitutes an important clinical problem. Treatment modalities available include endovascular, surgery and radiosurgery. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of endovascular treatment of BAVM with Onyx(®) by reporting one-center experience. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2013, 54 patients with BAVM were embolized with Onyx...
April 5, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424220/gababr-induced-egfr-transactivation-promotes-migration-of-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#7
Shuai Xia, Cong He, Yini Zhu, Suyun Wang, Huiping Li, Zhongling Zhang, Xinnong Jiang, Jianfeng Liu
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) act in concert to regulate cell growth, proliferation, survival, and migration. Metabotropic GABAB receptor (GABABR) is the GPCR for the main inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA in the central nervous system. Increased expression of GABABR has been detected in human cancer tissues and cancer cell lines, but the role of GABABR in these cells is controversial and the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, we investigated whether GABABR hijacks RTK signaling to modulate the fates of human prostate cancer cells...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423521/therapeutic-sensitivity-to-rac-gtpase-inhibition-requires-consequential-suppression-of-mtorc1-akt-and-mek-signaling-in-breast-cancer
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Riley A Hampsch, Kevin Shee, Darcy Bates, Lionel D Lewis, Laurent Désiré, Bertrand Leblond, Eugene Demidenko, Kurtis Stefan, Yina H Huang, Todd W Miller
Rac GTPases have oncogenic roles in cell growth, survival, and migration. We tested response to the Rac inhibitor EHT1864 in a panel of breast cancer cell lines. EHT1864-induced growth inhibition was associated with dual inhibition of the PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 and MEK/ERK pathways. Breast cancer cells harboring PIK3CA mutations or HER2 overexpression were most sensitive to Rac inhibition, suggesting that such oncogenic alterations link Rac activation with PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 and MEK/ERK signaling. Interestingly, EHT1864 decreased activation of the mTORC1 substrate p70S6K earlier than AKT inhibition, suggesting that Rac may activate mTORC1/p70S6K independently of AKT...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423360/tiam1-variants-improve-clinical-outcome-in-neuroblastoma
#9
Elena Sanmartín, Yania Yáñez, Victoria Fornés-Ferrer, José L Zugaza, Adela Cañete, Victoria Castel, Jaime Font de Mora
Identification of tumor driver mutations is crucial for improving clinical outcome using a personalized approach to the treatment of cancer. Neuroblastoma is a tumor of the peripheral sympathetic nervous system for which only a few driver alterations have been described including MYCN amplification and ALK mutations. We assessed 106 primary neuroblastoma tumors by next generation sequencing using a customized amplicon-based gene panel. Our results reveal that genetic variants in TIAM1 gene associate with better clinical outcome, suggesting a role for these TIAM1 variants in preventing progression of this disease...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418053/a-new-route-for-the-preparation-of-enriched-iso-polylactide-from-rac-lactide-via-a-lewis-acid-catalyzed-ring-opening-of-an-epoxide
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Mathew Anker, Choumini Balasanthiran, Vagulejan Balasanthiran, Malcolm H Chisholm, Savithra Jayaraj, Kaleb Mathieu, Parichat Piromjitpong, Siriwan Praban, Balaram Raya, William J Simonsick
Tetraphenylporphyrin aluminum(iii) salts, TPPAlX, where X = Me, OEt, OiPr, OCHMeCH2Cl, and Cl, and bis(triphenylphosphine)imminium chloride, PPN(+)Cl(-) (1 : 1) react with rac-lactide, rac-LA, in neat propylene oxide, PO, to yield chains of enriched isotactic polylactide, PLA, with end groups of PO-Cl and with time these yield cyclic polymers (PO)n(PLA) where n = 2 or 3 and even higher. There is no reaction between TPPAlOR (R = Et or (i)Pr), PPN(+)Cl(-), and rac-LA in neat THF at 25 °C even though TPPAlOR (R = Et or (i)Pr) and PPN(+)Cl(-) in neat PO yields polypropylene oxide with a terminal OR group, H(PO)nOR...
April 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416593/two-components-of-aversive-memory-in-drosophila-anesthesia-sensitive-and-anesthesia-resistant-memory-require-distinct-domains-within-the-rgk1-small-gtpase
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Satoshi Murakami, Maki Minami-Ohtsubo, Ryuichiro Nakato, Katsuhiko Shirahige, Tetsuya Tabata
For aversive olfactory memory in Drosophila, multiple components have been identified that exhibit different stabilities. These components have been defined by behavioral and genetic studies, and genes specifically required for a specific component have also been identified. Intermediate-term memory generated after single cycle conditioning is divided into anesthesia-sensitive memory (ASM) and anesthesia-resistant memory (ARM), with the latter being more stable. We determined that the ASM and ARM pathways converged on the Rgk1 small GTPase and that the N-terminal domain-deleted Rgk1 was sufficient for ASM formation, whereas the full-length form was required for ARM formation...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412885/antenatal-taurine-supplementation-in-fetal-rats-with-growth-restriction-improves-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-by-inhibiting-the-activities-of-rho-family-factors
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Yan Wang, Xiang-Wen Li, Jing Liu, Wei Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether antenatal taurine supplementation improves neural stem cell proliferation in rats with fetal growth restriction (FGR) through regulating the activity of Rho family factors. METHODS: FGR models were established via food restriction throughout pregnancy. Pregnant rats were randomly divided into the control group, the FGR group (given 40% of the normal daily feeding in the control group), and the Taurine group (FGR model treated with 300 mg/kg·d taurine from gestational day seven)...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411215/the-effect-of-rho-drugs-on-mast-cell-activation-and-degranulation
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Avinash Sheshachalam, Alicia Baier, Gary Eitzen
Mast cells are tissue-resident immune cells that produce potent proinflammatory mediators, which are stored in cytoplasmic granules. Stimulation triggers degranulation, a process that mobilizes granules to dock and fuse to the plasma membrane, releasing mediators. Mast cell degranulation has an important role in immunity but can also intensify inflammation and contribute to allergic disorders. Hence, it is important to understand signaling pathways that regulate mast cell degranulation. Here, we examined the role of Rho proteins in regulating mast cell activation leading to degranulation...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409422/influence-of-long-term-equine-herpesvirus-type-1-ehv-1-infection-on-primary-murine-neurons-the-possible-effects-of-the-multiple-passages-of-ehv-1-on-its-neurovirulence
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Joanna Cymerys, A Słońska, A Tucholska, A Golke, A Chmielewska, M W Bańbura
Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1), like other members of the Alphaherpesvirinae subfamily, is a neurotropic virus causing latent infections in the nervous system of the natural host. In the present study, we have investigated EHV-1 replication (wild-type Jan-E strain and Rac-H laboratory strain) during long-term infection and during the passages of the virus in cultured neurons. The studies were performed on primary murine neurons, which are an excellent in vitro model for studying neurotropism and neurovirulence of EHV-1...
April 13, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407307/adenosine-a1-receptors-measured-with-11-c-mpdx-pet-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Masahiro Mishina, Kenji Ishii, Yuichi Kimura, Masahiko Suzuki, Shin Kitamura, Kenji Ishibashi, Muneyuki Sakata, Keiichi Oda, Shiro Kobayashi, Kazumi Kimura, Kiichi Ishiwata
Adenosine A1 receptors (A1 Rs) interact negatively with dopamine D1 receptors (D1 Rs) in neurons of the basal ganglia's direct pathway, while adenosine A2A receptors (A2A Rs) negatively interact with dopamine D2 receptors (D2 Rs) in indirect-pathway neurons. The aim of this study was to investigate the cerebral density of A1 Rs in Parkinson's disease (PD) in its early stages, using PET scans with the radioligand 8-dicyclopropylmethyl-1-(11) C-methyl-3-propylxanthine ((11) C-MPDX). We studied 10 drug-naïve patients with early PD...
April 13, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405665/expanding-the-substrate-scope-of-phenylalanine-ammonia-lyase-from-petroselinum-crispum-towards-styrylalanines
#16
László Csaba Bencze, Alina Filip, Gergely Bánóczi, Monica Ioana Toşa, Florin Dan Irimie, Ákos Gellért, László Poppe, Csaba Paizs
This study focuses on the expansion of the substrate scope of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase from Petroselinum crispum (PcPAL) towards the l-enantiomers of racemic styrylalanines rac-1a-d - which are less studied and synthetically challenging unnatural amino acids - by reshaping the aromatic binding pocket of the active site of PcPAL by point mutations. Ammonia elimination from l-styrylalanine (l-1a) catalyzed by non-mutated PcPAL (wt-PcPAL) took place with a 777-fold lower kcat/KM value than the deamination of the natural substrate, l-Phe...
April 13, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398052/mechanistic-aspects-of-the-polymerization-of-lactide-using-a-highly-efficient-aluminum-iii-catalytic-system
#17
Carine Robert, Thibault E Schmid, Vincent Richard, Pierre Haquette, Sumesh K Raman, Marie-Noelle Rager, Régis M Gauvin, Yohann Morin, Xavier Trivelli, Vincent Guérineau, Iker Del Rosal, Laurent Maron, Christophe M Thomas
We report here a unique example of an in situ generated aluminum initiator stabilized by a C2-symmetric salen ligand which shows a hitherto unknown high activity for the ROP of rac-lactide at room temperature. Using a simple and robust catalyst system, which is prepared from a salen complex and an onium salt, this convenient route employs readily available reagents that afford polylactide in good yields with narrow polydispersity indices, without the need for time-consuming and expensive processes that are typically required for catalyst preparation and purification...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390160/the-role-of-small-gtpases-of-the-rho-rac-family-in-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-emt-and-cell-motility-in-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Hendrik Ungefroren, David Witte, Hendrik Lehnert
BACKGROUND: This article focusses on the role of Rho family GTPases and particularly Rac1 and Rac1b in TGF-β-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and EMT-associated responses such as cell migration, invasion, and metastasis in cancer. RESULTS: EMT is considered a prerequisite for cells to adopt a motile and invasive phenotype and eventually become metastatic. A major regulator of EMT and metastasis in cancer is TGF-β and its specific functions on tumor cells are mediated besides Smad proteins and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) by small GTPases of the Rho/Rac1 family...
April 8, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388666/picroside-ii-protects-the-blood-brain-barrier-by-inhibiting-the-oxidative-signaling-pathway-in-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#19
Li Zhai, Min Liu, Tingting Wang, Hongyan Zhang, Shan Li, Yunliang Guo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thrombolysis is used to improve cerebral circulation; at the same time, neuroprotective drugs such as antioxidants should also be used. The aim of these experiments was to explore the protective mechanism of an antioxidant, picroside II, on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) after cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (CI/R) injury. METHODS: To observe the antagonistic effect of picroside II on CI/R damage, the neurological deficit score and the infarct volume were measured...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384534/improving-treatment-results-with-reference-centres-for%C3%A2-rare-cancers-where-do-we-stand
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REVIEW
Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Eric Pujade Lauraine, Axel Le Cesne, Patricia Pautier, Marie Cecile Vacher Lavenue, Annalisa Trama, Paolo Casali, Jean Michel Coindre, Jean Yves Blay
Rare adult cancer (RAC) is characterised by an incidence of less than six cases per 100,000 people per annum; Four-million three-hundred thousand patients in the European Union are living with some or other rare cancer (22% of all new human cancers). These cancers are linked with worse survival rates than 'frequent' tumours (5-year survival: 47% for RAC against 65% for 'common' cancers), mainly because of: (1) delays in obtaining an accurate diagnosis, (2) inadequate treatments given in curative phases and (3) restricted opportunities for patients to participate in clinical trials because of the lack of support for dedicated trials for this disease group from both academic and industrial sponsors...
April 3, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
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