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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530099/a-p-type-zinc-based-metal-organic-framework
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Congcong Shang, Romain Gautier, Tengfei Jiang, Eric Faulques, Camille Latouche, Michael Paris, Laurent Cario, Martine Bujoli-Doeuff, Stéphane Jobic
An original concept for the property tuning of semiconductors is demonstrated by the synthesis of a p-type zinc oxide (ZnO)-like metal-organic framework (MOF), (ZnC2O3H2)n, which can be regarded as a possible alternative for ZnO, a natural n-type semiconductor. When small oxygen-rich organic linkers are introduced to the Zn-O system, oxygen vacancies and a deep valence-band maximum, the two obstacles for generating p-type behavior in ZnO, are restrained and raised, respectively. Further studies of this material on the doping and photoluminescence behaviors confirm its resemblance to metal oxides (MOs)...
May 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528862/crocetin-restores-diabetic-endothelial-progenitor-cell-dysfunction-by-enhancing-no-bioavailability-via-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-enos-and-ros-pathways
#2
Wei Cao, Jinjin Cui, Shufeng Li, Donghui Zhang, Yibo Guo, Qiannan Li, Ying Luan, Xian Liu
AIMS: Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) dysfunction underlies a critical risk factor in diabetic vascular complications due to function defect in restoring endothelium injury. Crocetin has attracted increasing attention in several vascular-related diseases. In present study, we aimed to explore the role of crocetin in diabetic EPC dysfunction. MAIN METHODS: EPCs were isolated from bone marrow in diabetic mice and identified using the fluorescence staining and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528861/mechanism-of-melatonin-protection-against-copper-ascorbate-induced-oxidative-damage-in-vitro-through-isothermal-titration-calorimetry
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Arnab K Ghosh, Shamreen Naaz, Bharati Bhattacharjee, Nirajan Ghosal, Aindrila Chattopadhyay, Souvik Roy, Russel J Reiter, Debasish Bandyopadhyay
AIMS: Involvement of oxidative stress in cardiovascular diseases is well established. Melatonin's role as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger via its receptor dependent and receptor independent pathways is well known. The aim of this study is to identify and elaborate upon a third mechanism by which melatonin is able to abrogate oxidative stress. MAIN METHODS: Oxidative stress was induced in vitro, by copper (0.2mM)-ascorbate (1mM) in isolated goat heart mitochondria, cytosol and peroxisomes and they were co-incubated with graded doses of melatonin...
May 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528300/treating-metastatic-triple-negative-breast-cancer-with-cd44-neuropilin-dual-molecular-targets-of-multifunctional-nanoparticles
#4
De-Sheng Liang, Wen-Jie Zhang, Ai-Ting Wang, Hai-Tao Su, Hai-Jun Zhong, Xian-Rong Qi
Metastasis of cancer makes up the vast majority of cancer-related deaths, and it usually initiates from tumor cells invasiveness and develops through tumor neovasculature. In this work, we have fabricated a CD44/neuropilin dual receptor-targeting nanoparticulate system (tLyP-1-HT NPs) with endogenous or FDA approved components for treating metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). The enhanced specific targeting of tLyP-1-HT NPs to both metastatic tumor cells and metastasis-supporting tumor neovasculature was contributed by means of CD44/neuropilin dual receptor-mediated interaction...
May 13, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528181/overexpression-of-long-noncoding-rna-h19-indicates-a-poor-prognosis-for-cholangiocarcinoma-and-promotes-cell-migration-and-invasion-by-affecting-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Yi Xu, Zhidong Wang, Xingming Jiang, Yunfu Cui
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a deadly disease that poorly responds to chemotherapy and radiotherapy and whose incidence has increased worldwide. Furthermore, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in multiple biological processes, including tumorigenesis. Specifically, H19, the first discovered lncRNA, has been reported to be overexpressed in diverse human carcinomas, but the overall biological role and clinical significance of H19 in CCA remains unknown. In the present study, expression levels of H19 were investigated in CCA tissues and cell lines and were correlated with clinicopathological features...
May 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527481/rethinking-anatomy-how-to-overcome-challenges-of-medical-education-s-evolution
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REVIEW
Bruno Guimarães, Luís Dourado, Stanislav Tsisar, José Miguel Diniz, Maria Dulce Madeira, Maria Amélia Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Due to scientific and technological development, Medical Education has been readjusting its focus and strategies. Medical curriculum has been adopting a vertical integration model, in which basic and clinical sciences coexist during medical instruction. This context favours the introduction of new complementary technology-based pedagogical approaches. Thus, even traditional core sciences of medical curriculum, like Anatomy, are refocusing their teaching/learning paradigm...
February 27, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525742/ubiquitin-modification-by-the-e3-ligase-adp-ribosyltransferase-dtx3l-parp9
#7
Chun-Song Yang, Kasey Jividen, Adam Spencer, Natalia Dworak, Li Ni, Luke T Oostdyk, Mandovi Chatterjee, Beata Kuśmider, Brian Reon, Mahmut Parlak, Vera Gorbunova, Tarek Abbas, Erin Jeffery, Nicholas E Sherman, Bryce M Paschal
ADP-ribosylation of proteins is emerging as an important regulatory mechanism. Depending on the family member, ADP-ribosyltransferases either conjugate a single ADP-ribose to a target or generate ADP-ribose chains. Here we characterize Parp9, a mono-ADP-ribosyltransferase reported to be enzymatically inactive. Parp9 undergoes heterodimerization with Dtx3L, a histone E3 ligase involved in DNA damage repair. We show that the Dtx3L/Parp9 heterodimer mediates NAD(+)-dependent mono-ADP-ribosylation of ubiquitin, exclusively in the context of ubiquitin processing by E1 and E2 enzymes...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525618/establishing-expanding-and-certifying-a-closed-colony-of-phlebotomus-argentipes-diptera-psychodidae-for-xenodiagnostic-studies-at-the-kala-azar-medical-research-center-muzaffarpur-bihar-india
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Puja Tiwary, Shakti Kumar Singh, Anurag Kumar Kushwaha, Edgar Rowton, David Sacks, Om Prakash Singh, Shyam Sundar, Phillip Lawyer
This pilot project was preliminary and essential to a larger effort to define the ability of certain human-subject groups across the infection spectrum to serve as reservoirs of Leishmania donovani infection to sand flies in areas of anthroponotic transmission such as in Bihar state, India. This is possible only via xenodiagnosis of well-defined subject groups using live vector sand flies. The objective was to establish at the Kala Azar Medical Research Center (KAMRC), Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India, a self-sustaining colony of Phlebotomus argentipes (Annandale & Brunneti), closed to infusion with wild-caught material and certified safe for human xenodiagnosis...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525404/growth-hormone-treatment-for-growth-hormone-deficiency-and-idiopathic-short-stature-new-guidelines-shaped-by-the-presence-and-absence-of-evidence
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Adda Grimberg, David B Allen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Pediatric Endocrine Society recently published new guidelines for the use of human growth hormone (hGH) and human insulin-like growth factor-I (hIGF-I) treatment for growth hormone deficiency, idiopathic short stature, and primary IGF-I deficiency in children and adolescents. This review places the new guidelines in historical contexts of the life cycle of hGH and the evolution of US health care, and highlights their future implications. RECENT FINDINGS: The new hGH guidelines, the first to be created by the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach, are more conservative than their predecessors...
May 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524912/gold-nanocages-with-dual-modality-for-image-guided-therapeutics
#10
Shijin Bao, Shengnan Huang, Ying Liu, Yurong Hu, Weiping Wang, Mengfei Ji, Huili Li, Ning Xia Zhang, Chengzhi Song, Shaofeng Duan
Numerous studies have demonstrated that microRNAs are very important in cancer development and progression. However, the complex relationship between the size of microRNA delivery systems, cellular uptake, biodistribution and therapeutic efficiency remains unclear. Herein, we have successfully constructed a series of differently-sized microRNA delivery systems, miR-26a-loaded, hyaluronic acid-modified, polyetherimide-conjugated PEGylated gold nanocage ternary nanocomplexes (PPHAuNCs-TNCs), which can be monitored optically by fluorescence and photoacoustic tomography imaging...
May 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523736/hyper-activation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-induced-by-ikk%C3%AE%C2%B5-inhibition-thwarts-colorectal-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Jie Chen, Jun Zhao, Xuan Chen, Chengming Ding, Katie Lee, Zeming Jia, Yaoting Zhang, Yuzheng Zhou, Chaoying Wei, Jiantai He, Zanxian Xia, Jian Peng
OBJECTIVE: Aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signalling contributes significantly to the development of human colorectal cancers and β-catenin is the key signalling molecule transducing canonical Wnt/β-catenin signalling. Therefore, β-catenin is a promising therapeutic target for cancer treatment. This study demonstrates that the oncogenic IKKε kinase phosphorylates β-catenin to restrain its hyper activation, therefore promoting colorectal cancer (CRC) cell proliferation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: IKKε and β-catenin expression levels in human colorectal cancer tissues and cell lines were analysed by immunohistochemical staining and Western blotting...
May 19, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523619/effect-of-calcium-bentonite-on-zn-and-cu-mobility-and-their-accumulation-in-vegetable-growth-in-soil-amended-with-compost-during-consecutive-planting
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Quan Wang, Mukesh Kumar Awasthi, Xiuna Ren, Junchao Zhao, Ronghua Li, Feng Shen, Zengqiang Zhang
In this study, greenhouse pot experiment was carried out to investigate the Cu and Zn mobility and their accumulations in pakchoi (Brassica chinensis L.) and Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapachinensis L.) growth in Ca-bentonite-pig manure co-compost (CBC)-soil system during three consecutive planting. Five composts (0, 2.5, 5, 7.5, and 10% Ca-bentonite-pig manure co-composts) amended soil with 5% (w/w) application rate and compared to control without any additive. The results showed that the addition of CBC increased the biomass and chlorophyll content of pakchoi, and the maximum overall yield was found in 7...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522807/traf3-enhances-tcr-signaling-by-regulating-the-inhibitors-csk-and-ptpn22
#13
Alicia M Wallis, Ellie C Wallace, Bruce S Hostager, Zuoan Yi, Jon C D Houtman, Gail A Bishop
The adaptor protein TNF receptor associated factor (TRAF) 3 is required for effective TCR signaling and normal T cell effector functions, and associates with the CD3/CD28 complex upon activation. To determine how TRAF3 promotes proximal TCR signaling, we studied TRAF3-deficient mouse and human T cells, which showed a marked reduction in activating phosphorylation of the TCR-associated kinase Lck. The impact of TRAF3 on this very early signaling event led to the hypothesis that TRAF3 restrains one or both of two known inhibitors of Lck, C-terminal Src kinase (Csk) and protein tyrosine phosphatase N22 (PTPN22)...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522753/cyclin-d1-restrains-oncogene-induced-autophagy-by-regulating-the-ampk-lkb1-signaling-axis
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Mathew C Casimiro, Gabriele Di Sante, Agnese Di Rocco, Emanuele Loro, Claudia Pupo, Tim Pestell, Sara Bisetto, Marco A Velasco-Velàzquez, Xuanmao Jiao, Zhiping Li, Christine M Kusminski, Erin L Seifert, Chenguang Wang, Daniel Ly, Bin Zheng, Che-Hung Shen, Philipp E Scherer, Richard G Pestell
Autophagy activated after DNA damage or other stresses mitigates cellular damage by removing damaged proteins, lipids and organelles. Activation of the master metabolic kinase AMPK enhances autophagy. Here we report that cyclin D1 restrains autophagy by modulating the activation of AMPK. In cell models of human breast cancer or in a cyclinD1-deficient model, we observed a cyclin D1-mediated reduction in AMPK activation. Mechanistic investigations showed that Cyclin D1 inhibited mitochondrial function, promoted glycolysis and reduced activation of AMPK (pT172), possibly through a mechanism that involves cyclin D1-Cdk4/Cdk6 phosphorylation of LKB1...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521032/a-neglected-cause-of-iatrogenic-brachial-plexus-injuries-in-psychiatric-patients
#15
José Fernando Guedes-Corrêa, Maristella Reis da Costa Pereira, Francisco José Lourenço Torrão-Junior, José Vicente Martins, Daniel Alves Neiva Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric patients are often kept immobilized during hospitalization to avoid self-inflicted injuries and danger to third parties. Inadequate positioning can lead to brachial plexus injuries (BPI). OBJECTIVE: To present a series of 5 psychiatric patients with BPI after being left sedated and restrained for prolonged periods of time during hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 5 psychiatric patients with iatrogenic BPI referred by other institutions to our service...
May 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520923/decrease-in-expression-of-hoxa10-in-the-decidua-after-embryo-implantation-promotes-trophoblast-invasion
#16
Geeta Godbole, Pankaj Suman, Ankita Malik, Mosami Galvankar, Niraj Joshi, Asgerally Fazleabas, Satish Kumar Gupta, Deepak Modi
A central step towards successful pregnancy involves invasion of the trophoblast cells into the decidua for placentation. Herein, we show that in the human and baboon decidua, HOXA10 expression is downregulated post-implantation and this reduction is most prominent in the decidual cells juxtaposed to the invading placental villi. Intriguingly, the supernatants derived from HOXA10 depleted human decidual cells increase the invasiveness of the trophoblast cell lines ACH-3P and JEG3 in vitro; this increase is due to higher expression and activity of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and reduced expression of tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) in both the cell lines...
May 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518150/cycloheximide-promotes-paraptosis-induced-by-inhibition-of-cyclophilins-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
#17
Lin Wang, Justin H Gundelach, Richard J Bram
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Current treatment strategies based on multi-agent chemotherapy and/or radiation regimens have improved overall survival in some cases. However, resistance to apoptosis often develops in cancer cells, and its occurrence is thought to contribute to treatment failure. Non-apoptotic cell death mechanisms have become of great interest, therefore, in hopes that they would bypass tumor cell resistance. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a grade IV astrocytic tumor is the most frequent brain tumor in adults, and has a high rate of mortality...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515423/mir-520b-as-a-novel-molecular-target-for-suppressing-stemness-phenotype-of-head-neck-cancer-by-inhibiting-cd44
#18
Ya-Ching Lu, Ann-Joy Cheng, Li-Yu Lee, Guo-Rung You, Yan-Liang Li, Hsin-Ying Chen, Joseph T Chang
Cancer stem cells preferentially acquire the specific characteristics of stress tolerance and high mobility, allowing them to progress to a therapy-refractive state. To identify a critical molecule to regulate cancer stemness is indispensable to erratically cure cancer. In this study, we identified miR-520b as a novel molecular target to suppress head-neck cancer (HNC) with stemness phenotype. MiR-520b inhibited cellular migration and invasion via the mechanism of epithelial-mesenchymal transition. It also sensitized cells to therapeutic drug and irradiation...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515363/lung-cd103-dendritic-cells-restrain-allergic-airway-inflammation-through-il-12-production
#19
Laura Conejero, Sofía C Khouili, Sarai Martínez-Cano, Helena M Izquierdo, Paola Brandi, David Sancho
DCs are necessary and sufficient for induction of allergic airway inflammation. CD11b+ DCs direct the underlying Th2 immunity, but debate surrounds the function of CD103+ DCs in lung immunity and asthma after an allergic challenge. We challenged Batf3-/- mice, which lacked lung CD103+ DCs, with the relevant allergen house dust mite (HDM) as a model to ascertain their role in asthma. We show that acute and chronic HDM exposure leads to defective Th1 immunity in Batf3-deficient mice. In addition, chronic HDM challenge in Batf3-/- mice results in increased Th2 and Th17 immune responses and exacerbated airway inflammation...
May 18, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515316/dna-damage-induced-degradation-of-exo1-limits-dna-end-resection-to-ensure-accurate-dna-repair
#20
Nozomi Tomimatsu, Bipasha Mukherjee, Janelle Louise Harris, Francesca Ludovica Boffo, Molly Hardebeck, Patrick Ryan Potts, Kum Kum Khanna, Sandeep Burma
End resection of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) to generate 3'-single-stranded DNA facilitates DSB repair via error-free homologous recombination (HR) while stymieing repair by the error-prone non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. Activation of DNA end resection involves phosphorylation of the 5' to 3' exonuclease EXO1 by the phosphoinositide 3-kinase-like kinases ATM and ATR, and by the cyclin-dependent kinases 1 and 2. After activation, EXO1 must also be restrained in order to prevent over-resection which is known to hamper optimal HR and trigger global genomic instability...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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