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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446005/cardioprotective-effects-of-wharton-jelly-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-in-a-rodent-model-of-myocardial-injury
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Taghrid Gaafar, Wael Attia, Shereen Mahmoud, Dina Sabry, Osama Abdel Aziz, Dina Rasheed, Hala Hamza
Background: Whartons jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells are a valuable alternative source that possess multipotent properties, easy to obtain and available in large scale compared to BMMSCs. We investigated the possibility of cardiac function improvement post isoproterenol induced cardiac injury in a rat model following human WJMSCs transplantation. Materials and Methods: MSCs were extracted and cultured from cord WJ, characterized by morphology, Immunophenotyping and differentiation to osteoblast and adipocytes...
April 30, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445989/tmprss2-erg-gene-fusion-variants-induce-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Leonie Ratz, Mark Laible, Lukasz A Kacprzyk, Stephanie M Wittig-Blaich, Yanis Tolstov, Stefan Duensing, Peter Altevogt, Sabine M Klauck, Holger Sültmann
TMPRSS2:ERG (T/E) gene fusions are present in approximately 50% of all prostate cancer (PCa) cases. The expression of fusion mRNAs from distinct T/E variants is associated with clinicopathological parameters, while the underlying molecular processes remain unclear. We characterized the molecular mechanisms and functional implications caused by doxycycline (Dox)-inducible overexpression of the frequent T/E III and VI fusion variants in LNCaP cells. Induction of T/E expression resulted in increased cellular migratory and invasive potential, and reduced proliferation and accumulation in G1 phase...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445864/tumor-antigen-glycosaminoglycan-modification-regulates-antibody-drug-conjugate-delivery-and-cytotoxicity
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Helena C Christianson, Julien A Menard, Vineesh Indira Chandran, Erika Bourseau-Guilmain, Dmitry Shevela, Jon Lidfeldt, Ann-Sofie Månsson, Silvia Pastorekova, Johannes Messinger, Mattias Belting
Aggressive cancers are characterized by hypoxia, which is a key driver of tumor development and treatment resistance. Proteins specifically expressed in the hypoxic tumor microenvironment thus represent interesting candidates for targeted drug delivery strategies. Carbonic anhydrase (CAIX) has been identified as an attractive treatment target as it is highly hypoxia specific and expressed at the cell-surface to promote cancer cell aggressiveness. Here, we find that cancer cell internalization of CAIX is negatively regulated by post-translational modification with chondroitin or heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycan chains...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445492/shoot-stem-cell-specification-in-roots-by-the-wuschel-transcription-factor
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Boaz Negin, Or Shemer, Yonatan Sorek, Leor Eshed Williams
The WUSCHEL homeobox transcription factor is required to specify stem-cell identity at the shoot apical meristem and its ectopic expression is sufficient to induce de novo shoot meristem formation. Yet, the manner by which WUS promotes stem-cell fate is not yet fully understood. In the present research we address this question by inducing WUS function outside of its domain. We show that activation of WUS function in the root inhibits the responses to exogenous auxin and suppresses the initiation and growth of lateral roots...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445389/fructose-glucocorticoids-and-adipose-tissue-implications-for-the-metabolic-syndrome
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Balázs Legeza, Paola Marcolongo, Alessandra Gamberucci, Viola Varga, Gábor Bánhegyi, Angiolo Benedetti, Alex Odermatt
The modern Western society lifestyle is characterized by a hyperenergetic, high sugar containing food intake. Sugar intake increased dramatically during the last few decades, due to the excessive consumption of high-sugar drinks and high-fructose corn syrup. Current evidence suggests that high fructose intake when combined with overeating and adiposity promotes adverse metabolic health effects including dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, and inflammation. Similarly, elevated glucocorticoid levels, especially the enhanced generation of active glucocorticoids in the adipose tissue due to increased 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1) activity, have been associated with metabolic diseases...
April 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445050/involvement-of-wrky-transcription-factors-in-aba-induced-cold-tolerance-of-banana-fruit
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Dong-Lan Luo, Liang-Jie Ba, Wei Shan, Jian-Fei Kuang, Wang-Jin Lu, Jian-Ye Chen
Phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) and plant-specific WRKY transcription factors (TFs) have been implicated to play important roles in various stress responses. The involvement of WRKY TFs in ABA-mediated cold tolerance of economical fruits, such as banana fruit, however remains largely unknown. Here, we reported that ABA application could induce expressions of ABA biosynthesis-related genes MaNCED1 and MaNCED2, increase endogenous ABA contents and thereby enhance cold tolerance in banana fruit. Four banana fruit WRKY TFs, designated as MaWRKY31, MaWRKY33, MaWRKY60, and MaWRKY71, were identified and characterized...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444957/epidemiology-of-endometriosis-a-large-population-based-database-study-in-a-2-million-member-health-care-provider
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Vered H Eisenberg, Clara Weil, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev
OBJECTIVE: Endometriosis constitutes a significant burden on the quality of life of women, their families, and health systems. The objective of this study is to describe the real-world epidemiology of endometriosis in an unselected low-risk population in Israel. DESIGN: Retrospective population-based study. SETTING AND POPULATION: The computerized databases of Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS), a 2-million-member healthcare provider representing a quarter of the Israeli population...
April 26, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444797/the-transcription-factor-myb115-contributes-to-the-regulation-of-proanthocyanidin-biosynthesis-and-enhances-fungal-resistance-in-poplar
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Lijun Wang, Lingyu Ran, Yisu Hou, Qiaoyan Tian, Chaofeng Li, Rui Liu, Di Fan, Keming Luo
Proanthocyanidins (PAs) are major defense phenolic compounds in the leaves of poplar (Populus spp.) in response to abiotic and biotic stresses. Transcriptional regulation of PA biosynthetic genes by the MYB-basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH)-WD40 complexes in poplar is not still fully understood. Here, an Arabidopsis TT2-like gene MYB115 was isolated from Populus tomentosa and characterized by various molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches. MYB115 restored PA productions in the seed coat of the Arabidopsis tt2 mutant...
April 26, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444107/apelin-13-inhibits-lipoprotein-lipase-expression-via-the-apj-pkc%C3%AE-mir-361-5p-signaling-pathway-in-thp-1-macrophage-derived-foam-cells
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Xin Zhang, Qiong Ye, Duo Gong, Yuan Lv, Haipeng Cheng, Chong Huang, Lingyan Chen, Zhenwang Zhao, Liang Li, Xie Wei, Min Zhang, Xiaodan Xia, Xiaohua Yu, Xilong Zheng, Shuzhi Wang, Zongbao Wang, Chaoke Tang
Atherosclerotic lesions are characterized by the accumulation of abundant lipids and chronic inflammation. Previous researches have indicated that macrophage-derived lipoprotein lipase (LPL) promotes atherosclerosis progression by accelerating lipid accumulation and pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion. Although apelin-13 has been regarded as an atheroprotective factor, it remains unclear whether it can regulate the expression of LPL. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of apelin-13 on the expression of LPL and the underlying mechanism in THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells...
April 21, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444048/state-health-managers-perceptions-of-the-public-health-action-organizational-contract-in-the-state-of-cear%C3%A3-brazil
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Neusa Goya, Luiz Odorico Monteiro de Andrade, Ricardo José Soares Pontes, Fábio Solon Tajra, Ivana Cristina de Holanda Cunha Barreto
The Public Health Action Organizational Contract (COAP) / Decree 7.508/2011 aimed to seal health agreements made between federated entities to promote the cooperative governance and management of Health Regions. A qualitative study was carried out adopting a hermeneutic approach to understand state health managers' perceptions of the elaboration and effects of the COAP in the State of Ceará. Open-ended interviewees and documental analysis were conducted. It was observed that the COAP led to the strengthening of regionalization in the government sphere; institutional gains through the implementation of ombudsmen and the National System of Pharmaceutical Care Management; increased information about the state health system's workforce; and health budget transparency...
April 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443516/synergistic-effect-of-graphene-oxide-coated-nanotised-apigenin-with-paclitaxel-go-na-ptx-a-ros-dependent-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-ovarian-cancer
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Manish Kumar Pal, Shyam Pyari Jaiswar, Ashish Dwivedi, Shruti Goyal, Vinay Nand Dwivedi, Anumesh Kumar Pathak, Vinod Kumar, Pushp Lata Sankhwar, Ratan Singh Ray
Ovarian cancer is most lethal among all gynecologic malignancies. Paclitaxel (PTX) is well used chemotherapeutic regimen for cancer control; however its undesired toxicity has been always a matter of concern for clinicians. Here we used the graphene oxide coated nanotised apigenin (GO-NA) as chemo sensitizing agent to enhance the efficacy of paclitaxel to overcome the limitations of chemotherapy. GO and GO-Apigenin was prepared by modified Hummers method and the nanoparticles were characterized by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy Human ovarian adenocarcinomas (SKOV-3) cells was treated by DMSO, Group I (Control)-McCoy's 5A Medium, Group II-Paclitaxel (5nM) alone, Group III- Nanotised Apigenin (GO-NA-10μM) Group IV- Paclitaxel (5nM) + GO-NA (10μM)...
April 24, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443499/high-expression-of-partitioning-defective-3-like-protein-is-associated-with-malignancy-in-colorectal-cancer
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Taiyuan Li, Xiaoyang Liu, Qunguang Jiang, Xiong Lei, Dongning Liu
Partitioning defective 3-like protein is a novel cell polarity protein. Recently, partitioning defective 3-like protein has been demonstrated with tumor-promoting function by disrupting tight junction, inhibiting tumor suppressor liver kinase B1, and maintaining mammary stem cells. For the first time, we studied partitioning defective 3-like protein expression in malignant colorectal cancer. We used immunohistochemistry scoring system to evaluate partitioning defective 3-like protein expression in 196 colorectal cancer tissues and 33 adjacent normal tissues...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443202/dna-methylation-assay-for-colorectal-carcinoma
#13
Ji-Jun Chen, Ai-Qin Wang, Qing-Qi Chen
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Two pathogenic pathways are involved in the development of adenoma to CRC. The first pathway involvesAPC/β-catenin characterized by chromosomal instability resulting in the accumulation of mutations. The second pathway is characterized by lesions inDNA mismatch repair genes. Aberrant DNA methylation in selected gene promoters has emerged as a new epigenetic pathway in CRC development. CRC screening is the most efficient strategy to reduce death...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443108/the-kinase-activity-of-calcineurin-b-like-interacting-protein-kinase-26-cipk26-influences-its-own-stability-and-that-of-the-aba-regulated-ubiquitin-ligase-keep-on-going-keg
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Wendy J Lyzenga, Victoria Sullivan, Hongxia Liu, Sophia L Stone
The Really Interesting New Gene (RING)-type E3 ligase, Keep on Going (KEG) plays a critical role in Arabidopsis growth after germination and the connections between KEG and hormone signaling pathways are expanding. With regards to abscisic acid (ABA) signaling, KEG targets ABA-responsive transcription factors abscisic acid insensitive 5, ABF1 and ABF3 for ubiquitination and subsequent degradation through the 26S proteasome. Regulation of E3 ligases through self-ubiquitination is common to RING-type E3 ligases and ABA promotes KEG self-ubiquitination and degradation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443074/zinc-dependent-transcriptional-regulation-in-paracoccus-denitrificans
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Durga P Neupane, Belkis Jacquez, Anitha Sundararajan, Thiruvarangan Ramaraj, Faye D Schilkey, Erik T Yukl
Zinc homeostasis is critical for bacterial survival and is mediated largely at the transcriptional level by the regulation of zinc uptake and efflux genes. Here we use RNA-seq to assess transcriptional changes as a result of zinc limitation in the denitrifying bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans. The results identify the differential expression of 147 genes, most of which were upregulated in zinc-depleted medium. Included in this set of genes are a large number of transition metal transporters, several transcription factors, and hypothetical proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442657/structural-characterization-and-biological-activities-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-from-phyllanthus-emblica
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Zihan Zeng, Wenjie Lv, Yongshuai Jing, Zhiyan Chen, Liyan Song, Ting Liu, Rongmin Yu
A novel water-soluble polysaccharide named PEPW80-1, with a molecular mass of 4.7 kDa, was isolated from the pulp tissues of Phyllanthus emblica, and purified by sephadex G-100 column and sephacryl S-300 HR chromatography. The structural features of PEPW80-1 were investigated by a combination of acid hydrolysis, periodate oxidation-Smith degradation, methylation analysis, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, scanning electron microscope, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
April 25, 2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442560/obesity-and-menopause-modify-the-epigenomic-profile-of-breast-cancer
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Ana B Crujeiras, Angel Díaz-Lagares, Olafur A Stefansson, Manuel Macias, Juan Sandoval, Juan Cueva, Rafael López-López, Sebastian Moran, Jon G Jonasson, Laufey Tryggvadottir, Elinborg Olafsdottir, Francisco J Tinahones, Marcos C Carreira, Felipe F Casanueva, Manel Esteller
Obesity is a high risk factor for breast cancer. This relationship could be marked by a specific methylome. The current work was aimed to explore the impact of obesity and menopausal status on variation in breast cancer methylomes. Data from Infinium 450K array-based methylomes of 64 breast tumor were coupled with information on BMI and menopausal status. Additionally, DNA methylation results were validated in 18 non-tumor and 81 tumor breast samples. Breast tumors arising in either pre- or postmenopausal women stratified by BMI or menopausal status alone were not associated with a specific DNA methylation pattern...
April 25, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442553/nlrp3-signaling-drives-macrophage-induced-adaptive-immune-suppression-in-pancreatic-carcinoma
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Donnele Daley, Vishnu R Mani, Navyatha Mohan, Neha Akkad, Gautam S D Balasubramania Pandian, Shivraj Savadkar, Ki Buom Lee, Alejandro Torres-Hernandez, Berk Aykut, Brian Diskin, Wei Wang, Mohammad S Farooq, Arif I Mahmud, Gregor Werba, Eduardo J Morales, Sarah Lall, Benjamin J Wadowski, Amanda G Rubin, Matthew E Berman, Rajkishen Narayanan, Mautin Hundeyin, George Miller
The tumor microenvironment (TME) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is characterized by immune tolerance, which enables disease to progress unabated by adaptive immunity. However, the drivers of this tolerogenic program are incompletely defined. In this study, we found that NLRP3 promotes expansion of immune-suppressive macrophages in PDA. NLRP3 signaling in macrophages drives the differentiation of CD4(+) T cells into tumor-promoting T helper type 2 cell (Th2 cell), Th17 cell, and regulatory T cell populations while suppressing Th1 cell polarization and cytotoxic CD8(+) T cell activation...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442505/overexpressed-fatty-acid-synthase-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-targeting-a-progression-associated-metabolic-driver-enhances-the-antitumor-effect-of-imatinib
#19
Chien-Feng Li, Fu-Min Fang, Yeng-Yang Chen, Ting-Ting Liu, Ti-Chun Chan, Shih-Chen Yu, Li-Tzong Chen, Hsuan-Ying Huang
Purpose: In gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), lipid-metabolizing enzymes remain underexplored, including fatty acid synthase (FASN). <p>Experimental Design: Forty GISTs were quantitated for FASN mRNA abundance. FASN immunoexpression was informative in 350 GISTs, including 213 with known KIT/PDGFRA/BRAF genotypes. In imatinib-resistant FASN-overexpressing GIST cells, the roles of overexpressed FASN and FASN-targeting C75 in tumor phenotypes, apoptosis and autophagy, KIT transcription, PI3K/AKT/mTOR activation, and imatinib resistance were analyzed by RNA interference or myristoylated-AKT transfection...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442396/fas-and-fas-ligand-gene-polymorphisms-in-turkish-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever
#20
Emine Gulce Ozel, Gulay Gulbol Duran, Muhammet Murat Çelik, Nizami Duran, Ramazan Gunesacar
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent fever, serositis, abdominal pain, arthritis, arthralgia and erysipelas like erythema. Fas and Fas ligand molecules play a central role in the apoptosis signaling of various cell types including neutrophils. Neutrophils are the major cell population involved in acute inflammation in patients with FMF and the role of Fas and Fas ligand molecules in this cells of FMF patients may be crucial. Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to investigate whether the Fas cell surface receptor gene (FAS); NM_000043...
April 22, 2017: Gene
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