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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036975/-predictive-value-of-serial-platelet-function-testing-on-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-complex-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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M M Li, Q Li, X J Ren, X P Yu, J Q He, Y C Gao, C Y Wu, Y W Luo, Y C Zhang, F Chen, X L Zhang
Objective: To observe the predictive value of serial platelet function testing (PFT) on outcome in patients undergoing complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: Six hundred and two consecutive patients undergoing complex PCI in Anzhen hospital were enrolled during October 2011 to June 2012.Adenosine diphosphate(ADP)-induced platelet aggregation was measured by light transmission aggregometry on the first, sixth and twelfth month after PCI and the mean value was calculated.The cut-off value of high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HTPR) was defined as 40%...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036802/pharmacosimulation-of-interruptions-and-its-solution-in-intravenous-administration-of-cangrelor
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Maryna Masyuk, Nadia Heramvand, Johanna M Muessig, Amir M Nia, Amin Polzin, Markus Kollmann, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
BACKGROUNDCangrelor is an intravenous adenosine diphosphate (ADP) P2Y12 receptor antagonist, which has to be administered as a bolus followed by immediate infusion. Nevertheless, in clinical routine deviations from the correct practice, such as delayed infusion onset or interruptions during infusion, may occur. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of administration delays on cangrelor concentration in a pharmacological simulation setting and to give possible solutions for the clinical practice...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036687/measuring-deaminated-nucleotide-surveillance-enzyme-itpa-activity-with-an-atp-releasing-nucleotide-chimera
#3
Debin Ji, Elena I Stepchenkova, Jian Cui, Miriam R Menezes, Youri I Pavlov, Eric T Kool
Nucleotide quality surveillance enzymes play important roles in human health, by detecting damaged molecules in the nucleotide pool and deactivating them before they are incorporated into chromosomal DNA or adversely affect metabolism. In particular, deamination of adenine moiety in (deoxy)nucleoside triphosphates, resulting in formation of (d)ITP, can be deleterious, leading to DNA damage, mutagenesis and other harmful cellular effects. The 21.5 kDa human enzyme that mitigates this damage by conversion of (d)ITP to monophosphate, ITPA, has been proposed as a possible therapeutic and diagnostic target for multiple diseases...
September 28, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036602/n6-adenine-dna-methylation-is-associated-with-the-linker-dna-of-h2a-z-containing-well-positioned-nucleosomes-in-pol-ii-transcribed-genes-in-tetrahymena
#4
Yuanyuan Wang, Xiao Chen, Yalan Sheng, Yifan Liu, Shan Gao
DNA N6-methyladenine (6mA) is newly rediscovered as a potential epigenetic mark across a more diverse range of eukaryotes than previously realized. As a unicellular model organism, Tetrahymena thermophila is among the first eukaryotes reported to contain 6mA modification. However, lack of comprehensive information about 6mA distribution hinders further investigations into its function and regulatory mechanism. In this study, we provide the first genome-wide, base pair-resolution map of 6mA in Tetrahymena by applying single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing...
October 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035553/construction-of-antithrombotic-tissue-engineered-blood-vessel-via-reduced-graphene-oxide-based-dual-enzyme-biomimetic-cascade
#5
Da Huo, Ge Liu, Yanzhao Li, Yuxin Wang, Ge Guan, Mingcan Yang, Keyu Wei, Jingyuan Yang, Lingqin Zeng, Gang Li, Wen Zeng, Chuhong Zhu
Thrombosis is one of the biggest obstacles in the clinical application of small-diameter tissue-engineered blood vessels (TEBVs). The implantation of an unmodified TEBV will lead to platelet aggregation and further activation of the coagulation cascade, in which the high concentration of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) that is released by platelets plays an important role. Inspired by the phenomenon that endothelial cells continuously generate endogenous antiplatelet substances via enzymatic reactions, we designed a reduced graphene oxide (RGO) based dual-enzyme biomimetic cascade to successively convert ADP into adenosine monophosphate (AMP) and AMP into adenosine...
October 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035546/the-gradient-adaptive-decomposition-grad-method-optimized-refinement-along-macrostate-borders-in-markov-state-models
#6
Pablo G Romano, Marina Giuseppina Guenza
Markov State Models (MSM) are used to model the kinetics of processes sampled by Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations. MSM reduce the high dimensionality inherent to MD simulations as they partition the free energy landscape into discrete states, generating a kinetic model as a series of uncorrelated jumps between states. Here, we detail a new method, called GRadient Adaptive Decomposition, which optimizes coarse-grained MSM by refining borders with respect to the gradient along the free energy surface. The proposed method requires only a small number of initial microstates because it corrects for errors produced by limited sampling...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035542/linear-chain-formation-of-split-aptamer-dimers-on-surfaces-triggered-by-adenosine
#7
Chenze Lu, Christine Saint-Pierre, Didier Gasparutto, Yoann Roupioz, Eric Peyrin, Arnaud Buhot
The detection of small molecules impacts various fields however their small size and low concentration are usually the cause of limitations in their detection. Thus, the need for biosensors with appropriate probes and signal amplification strategies is required. Aptamers are appropriate probes selected specifically against small targets like adenosine. The possibility to split aptamers in parts led to original amplification strategies based on sandwich assays. By combining the self-assembling of oligonucleotide dimers with split-aptamer dangling ends and Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging technique, we developed an original amplification approach based on linear chain formation in presence of the adenosine target...
October 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035351/rebalancing-%C3%AE-amyloid-induced-decrease-of-atp-level-by-amorphous-nano-micro-polyphosphate-suppression-of-the-neurotoxic-effect-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-protein-fragment-25-35
#8
Werner E G Müller, Shunfeng Wang, Maximilian Ackermann, Meik Neufurth, Renate Steffen, Egherta Mecja, Rafael Muñoz-Espí, Qingling Feng, Heinz C Schröder, Xiaohong Wang
Morbus Alzheimer neuropathology is characterized by an impaired energy homeostasis of brain tissue. We present an approach towards a potential therapy of Alzheimer disease based on the high-energy polymer inorganic polyphosphate (polyP), which physiologically occurs both in the extracellular and in the intracellular space. Rat pheochromocytoma (PC) 12 cells, as well as rat primary cortical neurons were exposed to the Alzheimer peptide Aβ25-35. They were incubated in vitro with polyphosphate (polyP); ortho-phosphate was used as a control...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034772/opa-interacting-protein-5-modulates-docetaxel-induced-cell-death-via-regulation-of-mitophagy-in-gastric-cancer
#9
Tae Woo Kim, Seon-Jin Lee, Young-Jun Park, Sang Yoon Park, Byung Moo Oh, Yun Sun Park, Bo-Yeon Kim, Young-Ha Lee, Hee Jun Cho, Suk Ran Yoon, Yong-Kyung Choe, Hee Gu Lee
Damage to mitochondria induces mitophagy, a cellular process that is gaining interest for its therapeutic relevance to a variety of human diseases. However, the mechanism underlying mitochondrial depolarization and clearance in mitophagy remains poorly understood. We previously reported that mitochondria-induced cell death was caused by knockdown of Neisseria gonorrhoeae opacity-associated-interacting protein 5 in gastric cancer. In this study, we show that Neisseria gonorrhoeae opacity-associated-interacting protein 5 loss and gain of function modulates mitophagy induced by treatment with docetaxel, a chemotherapy drug for gastric cancer...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034580/selective-inhibition-of-trpm2-channel-by-two-novel-synthesized-adpr-analogues
#10
Xiao Luo, Meng Li, Kaiyu Zhan, Wei Yang, Lihe Zhang, KeWei Wang, Peilin Yu, Liangren Zhang
Transient receptor potential melastatin-2 (TRPM2) channel critical for monitoring internal body temperature is implicated in the pathological processes such as neurodegeneration. However, lacking selective and potent TRPM2 inhibitors impedes investigation and validation of the channel as a drug target. To discover novel and selective TRPM2 inhibitors, a series of adenosine 5'-diphosphoribose (ADPR) analogues were synthesized and their activities and selectivity were evaluated. Whole-cell patch clamp recordings were employed for screen and evaluation of synthesized compounds...
October 15, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033962/unveiling-chloroplast-rna-editing-events-using-next-generation-small-rna-sequencing-data
#11
Nureyev F Rodrigues, Ana P Christoff, Guilherme C da Fonseca, Franceli R Kulcheski, Rogerio Margis
Organellar RNA editing involves the modification of nucleotide sequences to maintain conserved protein functions, mainly by reverting non-neutral codon mutations. The loss of plastid editing events, resulting from mutations in RNA editing factors or through stress interference, leads to developmental, physiological and photosynthetic alterations. Recently, next generation sequencing technology has generated the massive discovery of sRNA sequences and expanded the number of sRNA data. Here, we present a method to screen chloroplast RNA editing using public sRNA libraries from Arabidopsis, soybean and rice...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033942/mucosal-administration-of-cycle-di-nucleotide-adjuvanted-virosomes-efficiently-induces-protection-against-influenza-h5n1-in-mice
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Thomas Ebensen, Jennifer Debarry, Gabriel K Pedersen, Paulina Blazejewska, Sebastian Weissmann, Kai Schulze, Kenneth C McCullough, Rebecca J Cox, Carlos A Guzmán
The need for more effective influenza vaccines is highlighted by the emergence of novel influenza strains, which can lead to new pandemics. There is a growing population of susceptible subjects at risk for severe complications of influenza, such as the elderly who are only in part protected by current licensed seasonal vaccines. One strategy for improving seasonal and pandemic vaccines takes advantage of adjuvants to boost and modulate evoked immune responses. In this study, we examined the capacity of the recently described adjuvant cyclic di-adenosine monophosphate (c-di-AMP) to serve as an adjuvant for improved mucosal influenza vaccines, and induce effective protection against influenza H5N1...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032440/vasculitis-and-vasculitis-like-manifestations-in-monogenic-autoinflammatory-syndromes
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Avinash Jain, Durga Prasanna Misra, Aman Sharma, Anupam Wakhlu, Vikas Agarwal, Vir Singh Negi
Monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes are a rare group of disorders characterized by periodic episodes of systemic inflammation of endogenous origin. Sometimes, these diseases may present with features akin to vasculitis. We conducted a literature review on such vasculitic manifestations in described monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes utilizing the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Medline, and Scopus databases. Our search identified that Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) can manifest with features of either small, medium, large, or variable-vessel vasculitis...
October 14, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031197/mitochondrial-dysfunction-is-responsible-for-fatty-acid-synthase-inhibition-induced-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells-by-pdpamn
#14
Qiang Wang, Xia Du, Bingjie Zhou, Jing Li, Wenlong Lu, Qiuyun Chen, Jing Gao
Targeting cellular metabolism is becoming a hallmark to overcome drug resistance in breast cancer treatment. Activation of fatty acid synthase (FASN) has been shown to promote breast cancer cell growth. However, there is no concrete report underlying the mechanism associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in relation to fatty acid synthase inhibition-induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells. The current study is aimed at exploring the effect of the novel manganese (Mn) complex, labeled as PdpaMn, on lipid metabolism and mitochondrial function in breast cancer cells...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030458/a-noncanonical-function-of-cgamp-in-inflammasome-priming-and-activation
#15
Karen V Swanson, Robert D Junkins, Cathryn J Kurkjian, Elizabeth Holley-Guthrie, Avani A Pendse, Rachid El Morabiti, Alex Petrucelli, Glen N Barber, Chris A Benedict, Jenny P-Y Ting
Recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns and danger-associated molecular patterns by host cells is an important step in innate immune activation. The DNA sensor cyclic guanosine monophosphate-adenosine monophosphate (cGAMP) synthase (cGAS) binds to DNA and produces cGAMP, which in turn binds to stimulator of interferon genes (STING) to activate IFN-I. Here we show that cGAMP has a noncanonical function in inflammasome activation in human and mouse cells. Inflammasome activation requires two signals, both of which are activated by cGAMP...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029977/spontaneous-luminescence-color-change-in-the-firefly-luciferase-assay-system
#16
Pei-Han Liu, Pawel L Urban
The temporal effects of luciferase reaction luminescence have only been discussed in the context of light intensity (flash vs. glow). However, alterations in the color of the light emitted over the course of the luciferase reaction have not been reported. Here, we show a temporal change in the light color emitted during the reaction catalyzed by unmodified firefly luciferase when concentrations of one of the substrates, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), are gradually increased. The temporal color change from green to red occurs within the first few minutes of the luciferase reaction when an ATP-containing solution is either added or synthesized in situ with the aid of an autocatalytic reaction occurring simultaneously...
October 10, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029884/identification-of-atic-as-a-novel-target-for-chemoradiosensitization
#17
Xiangfei Liu, Uma Devi Paila, Sharon N Teraoka, Jocyndra A Wright, Xin Huang, Aaron R Quinlan, Richard A Gatti, Patrick Concannon
PURPOSE: Mutations in the gene encoding 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase/IMP cyclohydrolase (ATIC), a bifunctional enzyme that catalyzes the final 2 steps of the purine de novo biosynthetic pathway, were identified in a subject referred for radiation sensitivity testing. Functional studies were performed to determine whether ATIC inhibition was radiosensitizing and, if so, to elucidate the mechanism of this effect and determine whether small molecule inhibitors of ATIC could act as effective radiosensitizing agents...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028737/resting-pd-pa-and-haemodynamic-relevance-of-coronary-stenosis-as-evaluated-by-fractional-flow-reserve
#18
Giuseppe De Luca, Monica Verdoia, Lucia Barbieri, Paolo Marino, Harry Suryapranata
BACKGROUND: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) currently represents the gold standard in the evaluation of the haemodynamic relevance of coronary stenoses. However, both intracoronary and intravenous adenosine may be tolerated poorly by some patients. Therefore, considerable interest had been focused in the last few years on new adenosine-free indexes to define the haemodynamic relevance of coronary stenoses. So far, few data have been reported on resting Pd/Pa and its correlation with FFR as evaluated with high-dose intracoronary adenosine administration, which is the aim of the current study...
October 12, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028283/implementation-of-buffy-coat-derived-pooled-platelet-concentrates-for-internal-quality-control-of-light-transmission-aggregometry-a-proof-of-concept-study
#19
F Prüller, K Rosskopf, H Mangge, E Mahla, D von Lewinski, E C Weiss, A Riegler, D Enko
BACKGROUND: Standardized commercially available control material for internal quality control (IQC) of light transmission aggregometry (LTA) is still lacking. Moreover, the provision of normal blood donors to provide fresh platelets is difficult in small laboratories, where "volunteers" may be of short supply. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the implementation of buffy-coat-derived pooled platelet concentrates (PCs) for IQC material of LTA. METHODS: We used buffy-coat-derived pooled PCs from the blood bank as IQC material for LTA...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027991/n6-isopentenyladenosine-dual-targeting-of-ampk-and-rab7-prenylation-inhibits-melanoma-growth-through-the-impairment-of-autophagic-flux
#20
Roberta Ranieri, Elena Ciaglia, Giuseppina Amodio, Paola Picardi, Maria Chiara Proto, Patrizia Gazzerro, Chiara Laezza, Paolo Remondelli, Maurizio Bifulco, Simona Pisanti
Targeting the autophagic process is considered a promising therapeutic strategy in cancer since a great number of tumors, including melanoma, show high basal levels of protective autophagy that contributes to tumor progression and chemoresistance. Here, exploiting both in vitro and in vivo approaches, we identified N6-isopentenyladenosine (iPA), an end product of the mevalonate pathway, as a novel autophagy inhibitor with an interesting anti-melanoma activity. iPA, after being phosphorylated by adenosine kinase into 5'-iPA-monophosphate, induces autophagosome accumulation through AMPK activation, measured by increased fluorescent GFP-LC3 puncta and enhanced conversion into the lipidated autophagosome-associated LC3-II...
October 13, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
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