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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229938/participation-of-ghrelin-signalling-in-the-reciprocal-regulation-of-hypothalamic-npy-pomc-mediated-appetite-control-in-amphetamine-treated-rats
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Ching-Han Yu, Shu-Chen Chu, Pei-Ni Chen, Yih-Shou Hsieh, Dong-Yih Kuo
Hypothalamic neuropeptide Y (NPY) and proopiomelanocortin (POMC) have been documented to participate in amphetamine (AMPH)-induced appetite suppression. This study investigated whether ghrelin signalling is associated with changes in NPY/POMC-mediated appetite control. Rats were given AMPH daily for four days, and changes in food intake, body weight, plasma ghrelin, hypothalamic NPY, melanocortin 3 receptor (MC3R), ghrelin O-acyltransferase (GOAT), acyl ghrelin (AG) and ghrelin receptor (GHSR1a) were examined and compared...
February 13, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228585/fixation-target-representation-in-prefrontal-cortex-during-the-anti-saccade-task
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Xin Zhou, Christos Constantinidis
Neurons that discharge strongly during the time period of fixation of a visual target and cease to discharge prior to saccade initiation have been described in the brain stem, superior colliculus, and cortical areas. In subcortical structures, fixation neurons play a reciprocal role with saccadic neurons during the generation of eye movements. Their role in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is less obvious and it is not known if they are activated by fixation, inhibit saccade generation, or play a role in more complex functions such as the inhibition of inappropriate responses...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224211/mechanisms-overseeing-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-production-in-neoplastic-disease
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REVIEW
Colleen S Netherby, Scott I Abrams
Perturbations in myeloid cell differentiation are common in neoplasia, culminating in immature populations known as myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). MDSCs favor tumor progression due to their ability to suppress host immunity or promote invasion and metastasis. They are thought to originate from the bone marrow as a result of exposure to stromal- or circulating tumor-derived factors (TDFs). Although great interest has been placed on understanding how MDSCs function, less is known regarding how MDSCs develop at a transcriptional level...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222266/kinetic-and-diffusion-driven-instabilities-in-the-bromate-sulfite-ferrocyanide-system
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István Molnár, Istvan Szalai
The spatiotemporal dynamics of the Bromate-Sulfite-Ferrocyanide (BSF) reaction-diffusion system in a open one-side-fed reactor (OSFR) is investigated by numerical simulations. The results of the simulations are compared with experiments performed in an annular shape OSFR. Both kinetic and diffusion driven instabilities are identified in the model. There are two hydrogen ion consuming pathways in the mechanism, the partial oxidation of sulfite to dithionate and the oxidation of ferrocyanide by bromate ions. The dynamical effects of them are similar as they support the same negative feedback loop via sulfite ion...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219405/ttbk2-circular-rna-promotes-glioma-malignancy-by-regulating-mir-217-hnf1%C3%AE-derlin-1-pathway
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Jian Zheng, Xiaobai Liu, Yixue Xue, Wei Gong, Jun Ma, Zhuo Xi, Zhongyou Que, Yunhui Liu
BACKGROUND: Circular RNAs are a subgroup of non-coding RNAs and generated by a mammalian genome. Herein, the expression and function of circular RNA circ-TTBK2 were investigated in human glioma cells. METHODS: Fluorescence in situ hybridization and quantitative real-time PCR were conducted to profile the cell distribution and expression of circ-TTBK2 and microRNA-217 (miR-217) in glioma tissues and cells. Immunohistochemical and western blot were used to determine the expression of HNF1β and Derlin-1 in glioma tissues and cells...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218243/nmda-receptor-dependent-plasticity-in-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-triggers-long-term-anxiolysis
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Christelle Glangetas, Léma Massi, Giulia R Fois, Marion Jalabert, Delphine Girard, Marco Diana, Keisuke Yonehara, Botond Roska, Chun Xu, Andreas Lüthi, Stéphanie Caille, François Georges
Anxiety is controlled by multiple neuronal circuits that share robust and reciprocal connections with the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), a key structure controlling negative emotional states. However, it remains unknown how the BNST integrates diverse inputs to modulate anxiety. In this study, we evaluated the contribution of infralimbic cortex (ILCx) and ventral subiculum/CA1 (vSUB/CA1) inputs in regulating BNST activity at the single-cell level. Using trans-synaptic tracing from single-electroporated neurons and in vivo recordings, we show that vSUB/CA1 stimulation promotes opposite forms of in vivo plasticity at the single-cell level in the anteromedial part of the BNST (amBNST)...
February 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215941/intron-specific-patterns-of-divergence-of-lin-11-regulatory-function-in-the-c-elegans-nervous-system
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Siavash Amon, Bhagwati P Gupta
The diversity of neurons in the nervous system is specified by many genes, including those that encode transcription factors (TFs) and play crucial roles in coordinating gene transcription. To understand how the spatiotemporal expression of TF genes is regulated to generate neuronal diversity, we used one member of the LIM-Hox family, lin-11, as a model that is necessary for the differentiation of amphid neurons in the nematode C. elegans and a related species C. briggsae. We characterized transcriptional regulation of lin-11 and uncovered regulatory roles of two of the largest introns, intron 3 and intron 7...
February 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213891/opioids-and-the-immune-system-friend-or-foe
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REVIEW
Lisanne Mirja Plein, Heike L Rittner
Systemically administered opioids are among the most powerful analgesics for treating severe pain. Several negative side-effects (respiratory depression, addiction, nausea, confusion) and the risk of opioid-induced hyperalgesia accompany opioid administration. One other side effect is the potential of opioids to suppress the immune response and thereby to increase the vulnerability for infections. Several studies have investigated the link between opioids and immunosuppression in vitro, in vivo as well as in patients with divergent results: Exogenous opioids such as morphine and fentanyl can impair macrophage and natural killer cell as well as T cell function and weaken the gut barrier in vitro and in animal studies...
February 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202649/antioxidants-and-embryo-phenotype-is-there-experimental-evidence-for-strong-integration-of-the-antioxidant-system
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Cristina Daniela Possenti, Filiz Karadas, Graziano Colombo, Manuela Caprioli, Diego Rubolini, Aldo Milzani, Isabella Dalle Donne, Nicola Saino, Marco Parolini
Organisms have evolved complex defense systems against oxidative stress. Bird eggs contain maternally derived antioxidants that protect embryos from oxidative damage. The antioxidant system components are thought to be integrated, but few studies have analyzed the covariation between antioxidant concentrations, embryo 'oxidative status' and morphology. In addition, no study has tested the effects of experimental change in yolk antioxidant concentration on other antioxidants, on their reciprocal relationships and on their relationships with embryo oxidative status or growth, which are expected if antioxidants defenses are integrated...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193222/phosphorylation-dependent-regulation-of-aldh1a1-by-aurora-kinase-a-insights-on-their-synergistic-relationship-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jing Wang, Kumar Nikhil, Keith Viccaro, Lei Chang, Jacoba White, Kavita Shah
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cell (CSC) formation are key underlying causes that promote extensive metastasis, drug resistance, and tumor recurrence in highly lethal pancreatic cancer. The mechanisms leading to EMT and CSC phenotypes are not fully understood, which has hindered the development of effective targeted therapies capable of improving treatment outcomes in patients with pancreatic cancer. RESULTS: We show a central role of Aurora kinase A (AURKA) in promoting EMT and CSC phenotypes via ALDH1A1, which was discovered as its direct substrate using an innovative chemical genetic screen...
February 13, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188584/bidirectional-temporal-associations-of-sleep-with-positive-events-affect-and-stressors-in-daily-life-across-a-week
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Nancy L Sin, David M Almeida, Tori L Crain, Ellen Ernst Kossek, Lisa F Berkman, Orfeu M Buxton
BACKGROUND: Sleep is intricately tied to emotional well-being, yet little is known about the reciprocal links between sleep and psychosocial experiences in the context of daily life. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate daily psychosocial experiences (positive and negative affect, positive events, and stressors) as predictors of same-night sleep quality and duration, in addition to the reversed associations of nightly sleep predicting next-day experiences...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179508/two-step-enhanced-cancer-immunotherapy-with-engineered-salmonella-typhimurium-secreting-heterologous-flagellin
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Jin Hai Zheng, Vu H Nguyen, Sheng-Nan Jiang, Seung-Hwan Park, Wenzhi Tan, Seol Hee Hong, Myung Geun Shin, Ik-Joo Chung, Yeongjin Hong, Hee-Seung Bom, Hyon E Choy, Shee Eun Lee, Joon Haeng Rhee, Jung-Joon Min
We report a method of cancer immunotherapy using an attenuated Salmonella typhimurium strain engineered to secrete Vibrio vulnificus flagellin B (FlaB) in tumor tissues. Engineered FlaB-secreting bacteria effectively suppressed tumor growth and metastasis in mouse models and prolonged survival. By using Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5)-negative colon cancer cell lines, we provided evidence that the FlaB-mediated tumor suppression upon bacterial colonization is associated with TLR5-mediated host reactions in the tumor microenvironment...
February 8, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178207/impact-of-cannabis-use-on-treatment-outcomes-among-adults-receiving-cognitive-behavioral-treatment-for-ptsd-and-substance-use-disorders
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Lesia M Ruglass, Alina Shevorykin, Vanja Radoncic, Kathryn M Z Smith, Philip H Smith, Isaac R Galatzer-Levy, Santiago Papini, Denise A Hien
BACKGROUND: Research has demonstrated a strong link between trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD and substance use disorders (SUDs) in general and cannabis use disorders in particular. Yet, few studies have examined the impact of cannabis use on treatment outcomes for individuals with co-occurring PTSD and SUDs. METHODS: Participants were 136 individuals who received cognitive-behavioral therapies for co-occurring PTSD and SUD. Multivariate regressions were utilized to examine the associations between baseline cannabis use and end-of-treatment outcomes...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176874/cxcl12-cxcr4-axis-induced-mir-125b-promotes-invasion-and-confers-5-fluorouracil-resistance-through-enhancing-autophagy-in-colorectal-cancer
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Xinfeng Yu, Wenna Shi, Yuhang Zhang, Xiaohui Wang, Shiyue Sun, Zhiyu Song, Man Liu, Qiao Zeng, Shuxiang Cui, Xianjun Qu
The activation of CXCL12/CXCR4 axis is associated with potential progression of cancer, such as invasion, metastasis and chemoresistance. However, the underlying mechanisms of CXCL12/CXCR4 axis and cancer progression have been poorly explored. We hypothesized that miRNAs might be critical downstream mediators of CXCL12/CXCR4 axis involved in cancer invasion and chemoresistance in CRC. In human CRC cells, we found that the activation of CXCL12/CXCR4 axis promoted epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and concurrent upregulation of miR-125b...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176309/achievement-emotions-and-academic-performance-longitudinal-models-of-reciprocal-effects
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Reinhard Pekrun, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, Herbert W Marsh, Kou Murayama, Thomas Goetz
A reciprocal effects model linking emotion and achievement over time is proposed. The model was tested using five annual waves of the Project for the Analysis of Learning and Achievement in Mathematics (PALMA) longitudinal study, which investigated adolescents' development in mathematics (Grades 5-9; N = 3,425 German students; mean starting age = 11.7 years; representative sample). Structural equation modeling showed that positive emotions (enjoyment, pride) positively predicted subsequent achievement (math end-of-the-year grades and test scores), and that achievement positively predicted these emotions, controlling for students' gender, intelligence, and family socioeconomic status...
February 8, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167680/aurora-a-twist1-axis-promotes-highly-aggressive-phenotypes-in-pancreatic-carcinoma
#16
Jing Wang, Kumar Nikhil, Keith Viccaro, Lei Chang, Max Jacobsen, George Sandusky, Kavita Shah
We uncovered a crucial role of Aurora kinase A (AURKA)-Twist1 axis in promoting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer. Twist1 is the first EMT-specific target of AURKA that was identified using an innovative screen. AURKA phosphorylates Twist1 at three sites, which results in its multifaceted regulation- AURKA inhibits its ubiquitylation, increases transcriptional activity, and favors homodimerization. Twist1 reciprocates and prevents AURKA degradation, thereby triggering a feedback loop...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159806/oscillatory-lower-body-negative-pressure-impairs-working-memory-task-related-functional-hyperemia-in-healthy-volunteers
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Sana Merchant, Marvin S Medow, Paul Visintainer, Courtney Terilli, Julian M Stewart
Neurovascular coupling (NVC) describes the link between an increase in task related neural activity and increased cerebral blood flow denoted "functional hyperemia". We previously showed induced cerebral blood flow oscillations suppressed functional hyperemia; conversely functional hyperemia also suppressed cerebral blood flow oscillations. We used lower body negative pressure (OLBNP) oscillations to force oscillations in middle cerebral artery cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFv). Here, we used N-Back testing, an intellectual memory challenge as a neural activation task, to test the hypothesis that OLBNP-induced oscillatory cerebral blood flow (OCBF) can reduce functional hyperemia and NVC produced by a working memory task, and can interfere with working memory...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155221/math-grades-and-intrinsic-motivation-in-elementary-school-a-longitudinal-investigation-of-their-association
#18
Anne F Weidinger, Ricarda Steinmayr, Birgit Spinath
BACKGROUND: It is often argued that the negative development of intrinsic motivation in elementary school strongly depends on the presence of school grades because grades represent extrinsic consequences and achievement feedback that are supposed to influence intrinsically motivated behaviour. However, only a few studies have tested this hypothesis. AIMS: Therefore, we investigated the role of school grades in inter- and intra-individual changes in elementary school students' intrinsic motivation from when grades were first introduced until the end of elementary school, when students in Germany receive recommendations for a secondary school type on the basis of their prior performance in school...
February 3, 2017: British Journal of Educational Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150977/is-the-effect-of-justice-system-attitudes-on-recidivism-stable-after-youths-first-arrest-race-and-legal-socialization-among-first-time-youth-offenders
#19
Adam Fine, Caitlin Cavanagh, Sachiko Donley, Paul J Frick, Laurence Steinberg, Elizabeth Cauffman
Youth who hold negative attitudes toward the justice system are more likely to engage in crime. It is particularly important to study attitudes early in someone's criminal career when they may still be open to change. To date, however, there has been no empirical test assessing whether the relation between attitudes and behavior changes after a first arrest. Using a sample of 1,216 first-time, male, juvenile offenders from the Crossroads Study, the present study explored: (a) racial/ethnic differences in the longitudinal patterns of youths' attitudes; and (b) reciprocal associations between youths' attitudes and both their offending behavior and rearrests in the 2...
February 2, 2017: Law and Human Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146042/the-reciprocal-associations-between-catastrophizing-and-pain-outcomes-in-patients-being-treated-for-neuropathic-pain-a-cross-lagged-panel-analysis-study
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Mélanie Racine, Dwight E Moulin, Warren R Nielson, Patricia K Morley-Forster, Mary Lynch, Alexander J Clark, Larry Stitt, Allan Gordon, Howard Nathan, Catherine Smyth, Mark A Ware, Mark P Jensen
Catastrophizing is recognized as a key psychosocial factor associated with pain-related negative outcomes in individuals with chronic pain. Longitudinal studies are needed to better understand the temporal relationship between these constructs. The aim of this study was to determine if changes in catastrophizing early in treatment predicted subsequent changes in pain intensity and interference later in treatment, or alternately, if early changes in pain intensity and interference predicted subsequent changes in catastrophizing...
September 2016: Pain
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