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Stanislava V Avrova, Olga E Karpicheva, Nikita A Rysev, Armen O Simonyan, Vladimir V Sirenko, Charles S Redwood, Yurii S Borovikov
The E41K mutation in TPM2 gene encoding muscle regulatory protein beta-tropomyosin is associated with nemaline myopathy and cap disease. The mutation results in a reduced Ca2+ -sensitivity of the thin filaments and in muscle weakness. To elucidate the structural basis of the reduced Ca2+ -sensitivity of the thin filaments, we studied multistep changes in spatial arrangement of tropomyosin (Tpm), actin and myosin heads during the ATPase cycle in reconstituted fibers, using the polarized fluorescence microscopy...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791516/the-relevance-of-restrained-eating-behavior-for-circadian-eating-patterns-in-adolescents
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Stefanie A J Koch, Ute Alexy, Tanja Diederichs, Anette E Buyken, Sarah Roßbach
BACKGROUND: Restrained Eating, i.e. the tendency to restrict dietary intake to control body-weight, often emerges during adolescence and may result in changes in circadian eating patterns. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present investigation was to determine the cross-sectional relevance of restrained eating for characteristics of circadian eating pattern in adolescents and whether changes in restrained eating are accompanied by concurrent changes in circadian eating pattern over the course of adolescence...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791254/a-genome-wide-mirna-screen-identifies-regulators-of-tetraploid-cell-proliferation
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Marc A Vittoria, Elizabeth M Shenk, Kevin P O'Rourke, Amanda F Bolgioni, Sanghee Lim, Victoria Kacprzak, Ryan J Quinton, Neil J Ganem
Tetraploid cells, which are most commonly generated by errors in cell division, are genomically unstable and have been shown to promote tumorigenesis. Recent genomic studies have estimated that ∼40% of all solid tumors have undergone a genome-doubling event during their evolution, suggesting a significant role for tetraploidy in driving the development of human cancers. To safeguard against the deleterious effects of tetraploidy, non transformed cells that fail mitosis and become tetraploid activate both the Hippo and p53 tumor suppressor pathways to restrain further proliferation...
May 23, 2018: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790731/electrochemical-properties-of-lini0-6co0-2mn0-2o2-cathode-material-modified-by-lithium-tungstate-under-high-voltage
#4
Jiale Fu, Daobin Mu, Borong Wu, Jiaying Bi, Hui Cui, Hao Yang, Hanfeng Wu, Feng Wu
An amount (5wt.%) of lithium tungstate (Li2WO4) as an additive significantly improves the cycle and rate performances of LiNi0.6Co0.2Mn0.2O2 electrode at the cut-off voltage of 4.6V. The 5wt.% Li2WO4-mixed LiNi0.6Co0.2Mn0.2O2 electrode delivers a reversible capacity of 199.2 mAhg-1 and keeps 73.1% capacity for 200 cycles at 1C. It retains 67.4% capacity after 200 cycles at 2C and delivers a discharge capacity of 167.3mAh g-1 at 10C, while those of the pristine electrode are only 44.7% and 87.5mAh g-1, respectively...
May 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789664/the-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-apabetalone-induces-apoptosis-of-latent-hiv-1-reservoir-cells-following-viral-reactivation
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Xuan-Xuan Zhang, Jian Lin, Tai-Zhen Liang, Heng Duan, Xing-Hua Tan, Bao-Min Xi, Lin Li, Shu-Wen Liu
The persistence of latent HIV-1 reservoirs throughout combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) is a major barrier on the path to achieving a cure for AIDS. It has been shown that bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) inhibitors could reactivate HIV-1 latency, but restrained from clinical application due to their toxicity and side effects. Thus, identifying a new type of BET inhibitor with high degrees of selectivity and safety is urgently needed. Apabetalone is a small-molecule selective BET inhibitor specific for second bromodomains, and has been evaluated in phase III clinical trials that enrolled patients with high-risk cardiovascular disorders, dyslipidemia, and low HDL cholesterol...
May 22, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786430/galaxygpcrloop-template-based-and-ab-initio-structure-sampling-of-the-extracellular-loops-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors
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Jonghun Won, Gyu Rie Lee, Hahnbeom Park, Chaok Seok
The second extracellular loops (ECL2s) of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are often involved in GPCR functions, and their structures have important implications in drug discovery. However, structure prediction of ECL2 is difficult because of its long length and the structural diversity among different GPCRs. In this study, a new ECL2 conformational sampling method involving both template-based and ab initio sampling was developed. Inspired by observation of similar ECL2 structures of closely related GPCRs, a template-based sampling method employing loop structure templates selected from the structure database was developed...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785645/concurrent-coupling-of-realistic-and-ideal-models-of-liquids-and-solids-in-hamiltonian-adaptive-resolution-simulations
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Maziar Heidari, Robinson Cortes-Huerto, Kurt Kremer, Raffaello Potestio
To understand the properties of a complex system it is often illuminating to perform a comparison with a simpler, even idealised one. A prototypical application of this approach is the calculation of free energies and chemical potentials in liquids, which can be decomposed in the sum of ideal and excess contributions. In the same spirit, in computer simulations it is possible to extract useful information on a given system making use of setups where two models, an accurate one and a simpler one, are concurrently employed and directly coupled...
May 23, 2018: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784935/a-causal-mechanism-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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REVIEW
Mel Greaves
In this Review, I present evidence supporting a multifactorial causation of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a major subtype of paediatric cancer. ALL evolves in two discrete steps. First, in utero initiation by fusion gene formation or hyperdiploidy generates a covert, pre-leukaemic clone. Second, in a small fraction of these cases, the postnatal acquisition of secondary genetic changes (primarily V(D)J recombination-activating protein (RAG) and activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID)-driven copy number alterations in the case of ETS translocation variant 6 (ETV6)-runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1)+ ALL) drives conversion to overt leukaemia...
May 21, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784641/intrinsic-apoptosis-circumvents-the-functional-decline-of-circulating-platelets-but-does-not-cause-the-storage-lesion
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Irina Pleines, Marion Lebois, Pradnya Gangatirkar, Amanda E Au, Rachael M Lane, Katya J Henley, Maria Kauppi, Jason Corbin, Ping Cannon, Jonathan Bernardini, Imala Alwis, Kate E Jarman, Sarah Ellis, Donald Metcalf, Shaun P Jackson, Simone M Schoenwaelder, Benjamin T Kile, Emma C Josefsson
The circulating life span of blood platelets is regulated by the pro-survival protein BCL-XL. It restrains the activity of BAK and BAX, the essential pro-death mediators of intrinsic apoptosis. Disabling the platelet intrinsic apoptotic pathway in mice by deleting BAK and BAX results in a doubling of platelet life span and concomitant thrombocytosis. Apoptotic platelets expose phosphatidylserine (PS) via a mechanism that is distinct from that driven by classical agonists. Whether there is any role for apoptotic PS in platelet function in vivo, however, is unclear...
May 21, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784230/re-building-trust-after-physical-restraint-during-involuntary-psychiatric-hospitalization
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Anwar Khatib, Mahajne Ibrahim, David Roe
This study attempted to identify the elements which might best minimize the negative consequences of restriction of inpatients and rebuild therapeutic alliance and trust. Through in depth interviews with 15 psychiatric patients who had experience restrained during the last involuntary psychiatric hospitalization. Analysis of the data revealed three major themes with regard to trust between restrained patient and restraining staff members during restriction of the patient's freedom. Duration of Restriction, Contact with a Staff Member while Restrained, Supportive Interactions and Staff's Response to Restricted Patients' Needs were reported by patients as crucial in determining the way restrained is experienced and its later impact...
June 2018: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783620/binding-of-helicobacter-pylori-to-human-gastric-mucins-correlates-with-binding-of-tff1
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Ciara Dunne, Julie Naughton, Gina Duggan, Catherine Loughrey, Michelle Kilcoyne, Lokesh Joshi, Stephen Carrington, Helen Earley, Steffen Backert, Catherine Robbe Masselot, Felicity E B May, Marguerite Clyne
Helicobacter pylori binds to the gastric mucin, MUC5AC, and to trefoil factor, TFF1, which has been shown to interact with gastric mucin. We examined the interactions of TFF1 and H. pylori with purified gastrointestinal mucins from different animal species and from humans printed on a microarray platform to investigate whether TFF1 may play a role in locating H. pylori in gastric mucus. TFF1 bound almost exclusively to human gastric mucins and did not interact with human colonic mucins. There was a strong correlation between binding of TFF1 and H...
May 18, 2018: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783234/-myocardial-bridge-as-the-only-cause-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-among-the-young-patients
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Liudmila O Miakinkova, Yurii V Teslenko, Irina V Tsyhanenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Myocardial bridge is an inborn anomaly of coronary artery development, when a part of it is submerged in a myocard, which is pressing the coronary artery to a systola and restrains coronary blood circulation. Generally this feature of coronary blood circulation does not cause any clinical symptoms because the 85% of coronary blood stream of the left ventricle is provided by diastolic filling. Hemodynamic changes in atherosclerosis, tahicardie, hypertrophie of myocard are leading to the manifestation of clinical symptoms of ischemia...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783074/fsh-receptor-binding-inhibitor-restrains-follicular-development-and-possibly-attenuates-carcinogenesis-of-ovarian-cancer-through-down-regulating-expression-levels-of-fshr-and-er%C3%AE-in-normal-ovarian-tissues
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Gong Zhuandi, Che Tuanjie, Lai Luju, Ayimuguli Abdiryim, Deng Yingying, Liang Haoqin, Wei Suocheng, Ding Li
OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to investigate FSH receptor binding inhibitor (FRBI) effects in the expressions of FSH receptor (FSHR) and estrogen receptor-beta (ERβ) in the mice ovaries at the gene and protein levels, also to find the potential efficacy of FRBI on suppressing ovarian cancer through down-regulating over-expression of FSHR and ERβ in the normal ovarian tissues. METHODS: 180 female mice were randomized into six groups (n = 30). Mice of FRBI-1, FRBI-2 and FRBI-3, FRBI-4 were intramuscularly injected with FRBI of 10, 20, 30 and 40 mg/kg, respectively, for five consecutive days...
May 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781585/group-i-paks-support-muscle-regeneration-and-counteract-cancer-associated-muscle-atrophy
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Andrea Cerquone Perpetuini, Andrea David Re Cecconi, Michela Chiappa, Giulia Benedetta Martinelli, Claudia Fuoco, Giovanni Desiderio, Luisa Castagnoli, Cesare Gargioli, Rosanna Piccirillo, Gianni Cesareni
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle is characterized by an efficient regeneration potential that is often impaired during myopathies. Understanding the molecular players involved in muscle homeostasis and regeneration could help to find new therapies against muscle degenerative disorders. Previous studies revealed that the Ser/Thr kinase p21 protein-activated kinase 1 (Pak1) was specifically down-regulated in the atrophying gastrocnemius of Yoshida hepatoma-bearing rats. In this study, we evaluated the role of group I Paks during cancer-related atrophy and muscle regeneration...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781148/improved-osteogenesis-of-boron-incorporated-calcium-silicate-coatings-via-immunomodulatory-effects
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Xiang Lu, Kai Li, Youtao Xie, Shengcai Qi, Qingyi Shen, Jiangming Yu, Liping Huang, Xuebin Zheng
Osteoimmunology has revealed the importance of a favorable immune response for successful biomaterial-mediated osteogenesis. Boron-incorporated calcium silicate (Ca11 Si4 B2 O22 , B-CS) coating has been reported as a potential candidate for improving osteogenesis in orthopedic applications in vitro. However, relatively little is known about its effects on the immune response and subsequent osteogenesis. In this work, the immunomodulatory properties of the B-CS coating and its specific mechanism of action were explored...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781004/mechanical-properties-of-bulk-graphene-oxide-poly-acrylic-acid-poly-ethylenimine-ternary-polyelectrolyte-complex
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Yipin Duan, Chao Wang, Mengmeng Zhao, Bryan D Vogt, Nicole S Zacharia
Ternary complexes formed in a single pot process through the mixing of cationic (branched polyethylenimine, BPEI) and anionic (graphene oxide, GO, and poly(acrylic acid), PAA) aqueous solutions exhibit superior mechanical performance in comparison to their binary analogs. The composition of the ternary complex can be simply tuned through the composition of the anionic solution, which influences the water content and mechanical properties of the complex. Increasing the PAA content in the complex decreases the overall water content due to improved charge compensation with the BPEI, but this change also significantly improves the toughness of the complex...
May 21, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780994/molecular-mechanism-of-15-lipoxygenase-allosteric-activation-and-inhibition
#17
Hu Meng, Ziwei Dai, Weilin Zhang, Ying Liu, Luhua Lai
Human reticulocyte 15-lipoxygenase (15-LOX) plays an important role in inflammation resolution and is also involved in many cancer-related processes. Both an activator and an inhibitor will serve as research tools for understanding the biological functions of 15-LOX and provide opportunities for drug discovery. In a previous study, both allosteric activators and inhibitors of 15-LOX were discovered through a virtual screening based computational approach. However, why molecules binding to the same site causes different effects remains to be disclosed...
May 21, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780434/engineered-sulfur-resistant-catalyst-system-with-an-assisted-regeneration-strategy-for-lean-burn-methane-combustion
#18
Niko M Kinnunen, Matthew Keenan, Kauko Kallinen, Teuvo Maunula, Mika Suvanto
Catalytic combustion of methane, the main component of natural gas, is a challenge under lean-burn conditions and at low temperatures owing to sulfur poisoning of the Pd-rich catalyst. This paper introduces a more sulfur-resistant catalyst system that can be regenerated during operation. The developed catalyst system lowers the barrier that has restrained the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel in energy production.
April 9, 2018: ChemCatChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778907/association-of-the-fto-fat-mass-and-obesity-associated-gene-rs9939609-polymorphism-with-rewarding-value-of-food-and-eating-behavior-in-chilean-children
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Ana Maria Obregón Rivas, Jose L Santos, Macarena A Valladares, Jameson Cameron, Gary Goldfield
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the association between the single-nucleotide polymorphism rs9939609 in the FTO gene and homeostatic/non-homeostatic eating behavior patterns in Chilean children. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 258 children (44% female; 8-14 y of age). Anthropometric measurements (weight, height, Z-score of height, body mass index, and waist circumference) were performed. Eating behavior was assessed using the Eating in Absence of Hunger Questionnaire; the Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire; the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire, and the Food Reinforcement Value Questionnaire...
March 27, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778746/betulinic-acid-a-natural-pde-inhibitor-restores-hippocampal-camp-cgmp-and-bdnf-improve-cerebral-blood-flow-and-recover-memory-deficits-in-permanent-bccao-induced-vascular-dementia-in-rats
#20
Madhu Kaundal, Saima Zameer, Abul Kalam Najmi, Suhel Parvez, Mohd Akhtar
Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second most common form of senile dementia, embraces memory deficits, neuroinflammation, executive function damage, mood and behavioral changes and abnormal cerebral blood flow. The purpose of the study was to explore the therapeutic potential of betulinic acid in bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) induced VaDin experimental rats.VaD was induced by BCCAO in rats and betulinic acid (10 and 15mg/kg/day po) was administered 1 week after surgery. The cerebral blood pressure of the animal was recorded before and after the treatment using Laser Doppler flow meter...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
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