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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050400/metformin-reverses-trap1-mutation-associated-alterations-in-mitochondrial-function-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Julia C Fitzgerald, Alexander Zimprich, Daniel A Carvajal Berrio, Kevin M Schindler, Brigitte Maurer, Claudia Schulte, Christine Bus, Anne-Kathrin Hauser, Manuela Kübler, Rahel Lewin, Dheeraj Reddy Bobbili, Lisa M Schwarz, Evangelia Vartholomaiou, Kathrin Brockmann, Richard Wüst, Johannes Madlung, Alfred Nordheim, Olaf Riess, L Miguel Martins, Enrico Glaab, Patrick May, Katja Schenke-Layland, Didier Picard, Manu Sharma, Thomas Gasser, Rejko Krüger
The mitochondrial proteins TRAP1 and HTRA2 have previously been shown to be phosphorylated in the presence of the Parkinson's disease kinase PINK1 but the downstream signalling is unknown. HTRA2 and PINK1 loss of function causes parkinsonism in humans and animals. Here, we identified TRAP1 as an interactor of HTRA2 using an unbiased mass spectrometry approach. In our human cell models, TRAP1 overexpression is protective, rescuing HTRA2 and PINK1-associated mitochondrial dysfunction and suggesting that TRAP1 acts downstream of HTRA2 and PINK1...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050321/interaction-among-cyp2c8-gpiiia-and-p2y12-variants-increase-susceptibility-to-ischemic-stroke-in-chinese-population
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Xingyang Yi, Jing Lin, Yanfen Wang, Ju Zhou, Qiang Zhou
PURPOSE: Genetic variants in cytochrome P450 (CYP), platelet membrane receptor (P2Y12, P2Y1), and glycoprotein IIIa (GPIIIa) genes are associated with the efficacy of clopidogrel and adverse clinical events on ischemic stroke (IS) patients. However, few studies have assessed whether gene-gene interactions among these genes influence the risk of IS. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of fifteen variants with IS and to determine whether these gene-gene interactions increase the risk of IS...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050259/characterization-of-the-subcellular-localization-of-epstein-barr-virus-encoded-proteins-in-live-cells
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Mingsheng Cai, Zongmin Liao, Tao Chen, Ping Wang, Xingmei Zou, Yuanfang Wang, Zuo Xu, Si Jiang, Jinlu Huang, Daixiong Chen, Tao Peng, Gengde Hong, Meili Li
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the pathogenic factor of numerous human tumors, yet certain of its encoded proteins have not been studied. As a first step for functional identification, we presented the construction of a library of expression constructs for most of the EBV encoded proteins and an explicit subcellular localization map of 81 proteins encoded by EBV in mammalian cells. Viral open reading frames were fused with enhanced yellow fluorescent protein (EYFP) tag in eukaryotic expression plasmid then expressed in COS-7 live cells, and protein localizations were observed by fluorescence microscopy...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050072/-loss-of-brca-associated-protein-1-expression-in-malignant-mesothelioma-and-its-diagnostic-application
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Z Y Guo, W Y Sun, Y Michele, J L Zhang, D Hu, H N Su, W M Yang, Weimin Mao
Objective: To investigate the expression of BRCA-associated protein 1 (BAP1) in malignant mesothelioma, non-small cell lung cancer and carcinosarcoma, and its application in the differential diagnosis. Methods: Twenty-two cases of malignant mesothelioma including 17 epithelioid type, 2 sarcomatoid type and 3 biphasic type were collected.As the study control, 80 non-small cell lung cancers infringement pleural membrane(including 40 lung adenocarcinomas and 40 lung squamous cell carcinomas) and 15 carcinosarcomas were included...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050071/-poorly-differentiated-chordoma-with-ini1-loss-a-clinicopathologic-study
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J Y Feng, L Chen, Y Y Ma, H W Yang, L Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinicopathologic characteristics of poorly-differentiated chordoma with INI1 loss in children and to discuss the differential diagnosis. Methods: The clinical, radiological, histopathological profiles and molecular pathologic characteristics of two pediatric poorly differentiated chordoma cases with INI1 loss were reviewed. Results: The patients were a girl and a boy. Both lesions involved the slope. Both patients were presented with progressive muscle weakness or neck pain. Radiological examination showed clivus bone destruction and compression of the brain stem and cervical spinal cord...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050001/expression-of-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-factors-in-choroidal-neovascularisation-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Christoph Ehlken, Maria-Magdalena Guichard, Günther Schlunck, Anima D Bühler, Gottfried Martin, Hansjürgen T Agostini
PURPOSE: Anti-angiogenic treatment is well established in the management of exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but not sufficient in all patients. The characterisation of factors driving this chronic disease could serve to identify additional treatment options. The purpose of this study was to assess gene expression patterns and distinct changes in cells derived from surgically extracted choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) membranes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of >11,000 genes was analysed by means of a microarray in cells cultured from 2 late-stage CNV membranes compared to primary human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and ARPE-19 cells...
October 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049834/percutaneous-left-atrial-unloading-to-prevent-pulmonary-oedema-and-to-facilitate-ventricular-recovery-under-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy
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Alexander M Bernhardt, Mathias Hillebrand, Yalin Yildirim, Samer Hakmi, Florian M Wagner, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Edith Lubos
OBJECTIVES: Left-sided unloading during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy is crucial to prevent pulmonary oedema and facilitate ventricular recovery. We present the case of a 55-year-old man under ECMO therapy with pre-existing left ventricular (LV) thrombus formation and in need of ventricular unloading. METHODS: We implanted a 21-Fr TandemHeart Protek Solo trans-septal cannula into the left atrium using a trans-septal approach via the femoral vein...
September 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049715/evidence-of-carotenoid-in-surgically-removed-lamellar-hole-associated-epiretinal-proliferation
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Akira Obana, Hiroyuki Sasano, Shigetoshi Okazaki, Yoshiro Otsuki, Takahiko Seto, Yuko Gohto
Purpose: To determine the constituents and origin of the yellow pigment in surgically removed lamellar hole-associated epiretinal proliferation (LHEP) in patients with lamellar macular hole (LMH). Methods: This prospective case series comprised nine eyes with LMH in patients aged 41 to 83 years. The presence of LHEP was confirmed by preoperative optical coherence tomography; the distribution of macular pigment was observed by two-wavelength fundus autofluorescence technique before and after surgery...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049616/an-uncommon-variant-of-double-chambered-right-ventricle-masquerading-as-double-chambered-left-ventricle
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Nikolaos Baritakis, Nikolaos Grapsas, Andreas Kotsalos, Periklis Davlouros
We present a rare case of a double-chambered right ventricle masquerading as a double-chambered left ventricle, which was found incidentally on cardiac imaging in an adult female patient with atypical chest pain. The most common form of double-chambered right ventricle is characterized by compartmentalization of the right ventricle by muscular bands into 2 distinct chambers. The main features of this malformation are a pressure gradient between the 2 compartments, and the frequent (up to 90%) association with a membranous ventricular septal defect...
September 13, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049383/lutein-accumulates-in-subcellular-membranes-of-brain-regions-in-adult-rhesus-macaques-relationship-to-dha-oxidation-products
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Emily S Mohn, John W Erdman, Matthew J Kuchan, Martha Neuringer, Elizabeth J Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Lutein, a carotenoid with anti-oxidant functions, preferentially accumulates in primate brain and is positively related to cognition in humans. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), is also beneficial for cognition, but is susceptible to oxidation. The present study characterized the membrane distribution of lutein in brain regions important for different domains of cognitive function and determined whether membrane lutein was associated with brain PUFA oxidation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049217/identification-of-novel-therapeutic-target-genes-and-pathway-in-pancreatic-cancer-by-integrative-analysis
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Bangli Hu, Cheng Shi, Hai-Xing Jiang, Shan-Yu Qin
BACKGROUND: Gene alterations are crucial to the molecular pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer. The present study was designed to identify the potential candidate genes in the pancreatic carcinogenesis. METHODS: Gene Expression Omnibus database (GEO) datasets of pancreatic cancer tissue were retrieval and the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) from individual microarray data were merged. Gene Ontology (GO) enrichment analysis, Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analysis, protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks, and gene coexpression analysis were performed...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049072/effect-of-stellate-ganglion-block-on-the-regional-hemodynamics-of-the-upper-extremity-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Min Kyoung Kim, Myung Sub Yi, Pyung Gul Park, Hyun Kang, Jae Sung Lee, Hwa Yong Shin
BACKGROUND: The success of stellate ganglion block (SGB) is traditionally determined on the basis of findings such as Horner's syndrome, temperature rise in the face, hyperemia of the tympanic membrane, and nasal congestion. However, decreases in vascular resistance and increases in blood flow in the arm may be more meaningful findings. To date, the effect of SGB on the regional hemodynamics of the arm has not been evaluated using pulsed-wave Doppler ultrasound. METHODS: A total of 52 patients who were to undergo orthopedic surgery of the forearm were randomly assigned to either the mepivacaine group (SGB with 5 mL of 0...
October 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048879/near-infrared-fluorescent-probe-with-remarkable-large-stokes-shift-and-favorable-water-solubility-for-real-time-tracking-leucine-aminopeptidase-in-living-cells-and-in-vivo
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Wenda Zhang, Feiyan Liu, Chao Zhang, Jian-Guang Luo, Jun Luo, Wenying Yu, Lingyi Kong
Leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) is a kind of proteolytic enzymes and associated closely with pathogenesis of cancer and liver injury. Accurate detection of LAP activity with high sensitivity and selectivity is imperative to detect its distribution and dynamic changes for understanding LAP's function and early diagnosing the disease states. However, fluorescent detection of LAP in living systems is challenging. To data, rarely fluorescent probes have been reported for imaging LAP in vivo. In this study, a novel probe (TMN-Leu) was developed by conjugating a near-infrared dicyanoisophorone derivative fluorophore with LAP activatable L-leucine amide moiety for the first time...
October 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048409/maternal-milk-feedings-reduce-sepsis-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-improve-outcomes-of-premature-infants
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J Cortez, K Makker, D F Kraemer, J Neu, R Sharma, M L Hudak
OBJECTIVE: Human milk (donor milk (DM) and/or maternal milk (MM)) feedings protect against late onset sepsis (LOS), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and death. However, DM lacks many anti-infective components of MM. Therefore, we studied exclusive MM feedings to evaluate the full effect of human milk on infectious and other outcomes in premature infants. STUDY DESIGN: All infants born before 33 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) who received exclusive (>95%) MM or exclusive preterm formula (PF) were included in this prospective investigation...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048129/realgar-nanoparticles-versus-ato-arsenic-compounds-induce-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-activity-against-multiple-myeloma
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Danka Cholujova, Zdenka Bujnakova, Erika Dutkova, Teru Hideshima, Richard W Groen, Constantine S Mitsiades, Paul G Richardson, David M Dorfman, Peter Balaz, Kenneth C Anderson, Jana Jakubikova
Multiple myeloma (MM), a B cell malignancy characterized by clonal proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow, remains incurable despite the use of novel and conventional therapies. In this study, we demonstrated MM cell cytotoxicity triggered by realgar (REA; As4 S4 ) nanoparticles (NREA) versus Arsenic trioxide (ATO) against MM cell lines and patient cells. Both NREA and ATO showed in vivo anti-MM activity, resulting in significantly decreased tumour burden. The anti-MM activity of NREA and ATO is associated with apoptosis, evidenced by DNA fragmentation, depletion of mitochondrial membrane potential, cleavage of caspases and anti-apoptotic proteins...
October 19, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048101/gallic-acid-inhibits-the-growth-of-calf-pulmonary-arterial-endothelial-cells-through-cell-death-and-glutathione-depletion
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Woo Hyun Park
Gallic acid (GA) exhibits a number of cellular effects, including apoptosis, which is associated with oxidative stress. The present study investigated the effects of GA on calf pulmonary arterial endothelial cell (CPAEC) growth and death, along with the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and glutathione (GSH). GA treatment inhibited the growth of CPAECs at 24 h, and the half‑maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) value of GA was ~30 µM. GA treatment also induced cell death, which was accompanied by a loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔѰm)...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047302/a-self-assembled-clavanin-a-coated-amniotic-membrane-scaffold-for-the-prevention-of-biofilm-formation-by-ocular-surface-fungal-pathogens
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Santi M Mandal, Jahangir Khan, Denial Mahata, Suman Saha, Jayangshu Sengupta, Osmar N Silva, Subhayan Das, Mahitosh Mandal, Octavio L Franco
Amniotic membrane (AM) is frequently used in ophthalmologic surgery for rapid ocular surface reconstruction. Sometimes it may create a major problem with associated infections after biofilm formation over the membrane. To overcome this problem, AM was coated with the antimicrobial peptide clavanin A. The antifungal activity of clavanin A in the native and self-assembled form was determined against the common ocular surface pathogens Candida albicans, Aspergillus fumigatus, Alternaria sp. and Fusarium sp. Biofilm formation over the coated surface was significantly reduced in comparison with the uncoated membrane...
October 19, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047101/subcellular-redox-signaling
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Liping Zhu, Yankai Lu, Jiwei Zhang, Qinghua Hu
Oxidative and antioxidative system of cells and tissues maintains a balanced state under physiological conditions. A disruption in this balance of redox status has been associated with numerous pathological processes. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) as a major redox signaling generates in a spatiotemporally dependent manner. Subcellular organelles such as mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, plasma membrane and nuclei contribute to the production of ROS. In addition to downstream effects of ROS signaling regulated by average ROS changes in cytoplasm, whether subcelluar ROS mediate biological effect(s) has drawn greater attentions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046857/voltage-oscillations-in-a-polymer-electrolyte-membrane-fuel-cell-with-pd-pt-c-and-pd-c-anodes
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Jéssica Alves Nogueira, Hamilton Varela
Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) fed with H2 contaminated with CO may exhibit oscillatory behavior when operated galvanostatically. The self-organization of the anodic overpotential is interesting because it can be accompanied by an increase in the average performance. Herein we report experimental studies of voltage oscillations that emerge in a PEMFC equipped with a Pd/C or PdPt/C anode and fed with H2 contaminated with CO (100 ppm). We used on-line mass spectrometry to investigate how the mass fragments associated with CO2 and CO (m/z 44 and 28, respectively) varied with the voltage oscillations...
October 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046779/anesthetic-management-during-the-first-combined-heart-liver-transplant-performed-in-korea-a-case-report
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Hyejin Park, Jungchan Park, Jonghwan Lee, Gaabsoo Kim
Herein, we describe the anesthetic management during the first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT) performed in Korea. Though CHLT is a rare procedure, accumulating evidence suggests that it is a feasible option for patients with coexisting heart and liver failure. A 45-year-old female patient presented with severe cardiac dysfunction requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support and secondary congestive hepatopathy. The patient underwent consecutive heart and liver transplantation using extracorporeal circulatory devices-heart transplant with cardiopulmonary bypass, and liver transplant with peripheral ECMO...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
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