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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922720/1-25-oh-2d3-deficiency-increases-tm40d-tumor-growth-in-bone-and-accelerates-tumor-induced-bone-destruction-in-a-breast-cancer-bone-metastasis-model
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Guangping Lu, Jun Li, Jiahui Chu, Shidai Jin, Ziyi Fu, Dengshun Miao, Yongmei Yin
Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies and bone is the commonest site of distant metastases. Evidences indicate that adequate supply of vitamin D will decrease the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer. However, the main role of vitamin D deficiency in breast cancer bone metastases remains unclear. In this study, the relationship between vitamin D and breast cancer bone metastases were evaluated. Results showed that 1,25(OH)2D3 can not only inhibit the proliferation, migration and invasion of breast cancer cell TM40D in vitro, but also attenuate the breast cancer cell TM40D-induced bone destruction in vivo, whose underlying mechanism was at least partially through decreasing the number of the osteoclasts...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920794/intraocular-pressure-and-examination-findings-in-three-species-of-central-and-south-american-tree-frogs-cruziohyla-craspedopus-cruziohyla-calcarifer-and-anotheca-spinosa
#2
Andrew C Lewin, Jennifer C Hausmann, Paul E Miller
The purpose of this prospective study was to describe intraocular pressure (IOP) and examination findings in three tree frog species (Cruziohyla craspedopus [fringe leaf frog], Cruziohyla calcarifer [splendid leaf frog], and Anotheca spinosa [spiny-headed or coronated tree frog]). Thirty-one C. craspedopus, four C. calcarifer, and five A. spinosa were weighed, sexed based on phenotype where possible, and examined using slit-lamp biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy. IOP was measured using the TonoVet and TonoLab rebound tonometers while the frogs were held two ways (unrestrained, then restrained)...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920779/ocular-findings-and-select-ophthalmic-diagnostic-tests-in-captive-american-white-pelicans-pelecanus-erythrorhynchos
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Matthew E Kinney, Aaron C Ericsson, Craig L Franklin, Rebecca E H Whiting, Jacqueline W Pearce
The aim of this study was to establish normal ophthalmic parameters for select diagnostic tests in American white pelicans (Pelecanuserythrorhynchos). Twenty-one zoo-housed American white pelicans were manually restrained for noninvasive ocular diagnostic testing and complete ophthalmic examination. Tear production quantification using the phenol red thread test (PRTT), fluorescein staining, and intraocular pressure (IOP) evaluation were performed. In addition, conjunctival aerobic bacterial culture and culture-independent 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing were performed on select eyes...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919043/neocortical-dynamics-during-whisker-based-sensory-discrimination-in-head-restrained-mice
#4
Fritjof Helmchen, Ariel Gilad, Jerry L Chen
A fundamental task frequently encountered by brains is to rapidly and reliably discriminate between sensory stimuli of the same modality, be it distinct auditory sounds, odors, visual patterns, or tactile textures. A key mammalian brain structure involved in discrimination behavior is the neocortex. Sensory processing not only involves the respective primary sensory area, which is crucial for perceptual detection, but additionally relies on cortico-cortical communication among several regions including higher-order sensory areas as well as frontal cortical areas...
September 14, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918035/lncrna-hotair-contributes-to-5fu-resistance-through-suppressing-mir-218-and-activating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ts-signaling-in-colorectal-cancer
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Peilong Li, Xin Zhang, Lili Wang, Lutao Du, Yongmei Yang, Tong Liu, Chen Li, Chuanxin Wang
One major reason for the failure of advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment is the occurrence of chemoresistance to fluoropyrimidine (FU)-based chemotherapy. Long non-coding RNA HOTAIR has been considered as a pro-oncogene in multiple cancers. However, the precise functional mechanism of HOTAIR in chemoresistance is not well known. In this study, we investigated the biological and clinical role of HOTAIR in 5FU resistance in CRC. Our results showed that HOTAIR negatively regulated miR-218 expression in CRC through an EZH2-targeting miR-218-2 promoter regulatory axis...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916475/deletion-of-nadh-oxidase-in-listeria-monocytogenes-promotes-the-bacterial-infection-of-brain
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Sen Li, Wenwen Yu, Xiao Guan, Zhen Luo, Guowei Chen, Wukang Liu, Jingchen Zhang
NADH oxidase (NOX) plays important roles in respiration and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in cells. In this study, we explored the function of NOX in Listeria monocytogenes by gene deletion. From our results, nox mutant strain (∆nox) had lower H2O2 level and showed no significant alteration in bacteria growth activity. But it had enhanced invasiveness during the invasion of glial cells and mice brain compared to wildtype strain. Furthermore, several virulence genes involved in invasion, such as inlA, inlB, vip and sigB, were upregulated in ∆nox, and the alterations could be restored by complementation...
September 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915861/informed-decision-making-with-and-for-people-with-dementia-efficacy-of-the-prodecide-education-program-for-legal-representatives-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-prodecide-rct
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Julia Lühnen, Burkhard Haastert, Ingrid Mühlhauser, Tanja Richter
BACKGROUND: In Germany, the guardianship system provides adults who are no longer able to handle their own affairs a court-appointed legal representative, for support without restriction of legal capacity. Although these representatives only rarely are qualified in healthcare, they nevertheless play decisive roles in the decision-making processes for people with dementia. Previously, we developed an education program (PRODECIDE) to address this shortcoming and tested it for feasibility...
September 15, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912428/il-37-is-associated-with-osteoarthritis-disease-activity-and-suppresses-proinflammatory-cytokines-production-in-synovial-cells
#8
Liping Ding, Xiaoping Hong, Baodong Sun, Qin Huang, Xiaoqi Wang, Xiaokai Liu, Lingyun Li, Zhong Huang, Dongzhou Liu
The objective of this study is to investigate the correlation between IL-37 level and osteoarthritis activity and to determine the anti-inflammatory effects of IL-37 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and synovial cells (SCs) from osteoarthritis (OA) patients, which including 32 patients with erosive inflammatory OA (EIOA) and 40 patients with primary generalized OA (PGOA), 40 age and sex matched healthy volunteers were recruited as healthy controls (HCs). The protein and relative mRNA levels of IL-37 were significant increased in the blood of EIOA patients compared with those of PGOA patients and HCs...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912174/senescence-is-a-spi1-pu-1-induced-anti-proliferative-mechanism-in-primary-hematopoietic-cells
#9
Laure Delestré, Cui Hengxiang, Michela Esposito, Cyril Quiveron, Elena Mylonas, Virginie Penard-Lacronique, Oliver Bischof, Christel Guillouf
Transcriptional deregulation caused by epigenetic or genetic alterations is a major cause of leukemic transformation. The Spi1/PU.1 transcription factor is a key regulator of many steps of hematopoiesis, and limits self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells. The deregulation of its expression or activity contributes to leukemia, in which Spi1 can be either an oncogene or a tumor suppressor. Here, we explored whether cellular senescence, an anti-tumoral pathway that restrains cell proliferation, is a mechanism by which Spi1 limits hematopoietic cells expansion, and thus prevents the development of leukemia...
September 14, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910489/nucleoside-nucleotide-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors-attenuate-angiogenesis-and-lymphangiogenesis-by-impairing-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-signalling-in-endothelial-cells
#10
Lin Song, Sha Ding, Zhen Ge, Xiaolong Zhu, Cong Qiu, Yuewen Wang, Enyin Lai, Weijun Yang, Yi Sun, Samson A Chow, Luyang Yu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cardiovascular disease associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) has become a major clinical challenge for HIV-positive patients. However, the role of ART in blood vessel growth is largely unknown. Here, we examined an integral component of ART, nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), and investigated their effects on key microvascular functions, including angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The angiogenesis/lymphangiogenesis capability of endothelial cells (ECs) was evaluated using migration, proliferation and tube formation assays in vitro, and mouse ear and Matrigel plug assays in vivo...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904016/lncrna-ak017368-promotes-proliferation-and-suppresses-differentiation-of-myoblasts-in-skeletal-muscle-development-by-attenuating-the-function-of-mir-30c
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Tingting Liang, Bo Zhou, Lei Shi, Han Wang, Qingpo Chu, Feilong Xu, Yuan Li, Ruonan Chen, Chunyan Shen, Allan P Schinckel
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to play diverse roles in biologic and pathologic processes, including myogenesis. We found that lncRNA AK017368 is highly expressed in skeletal muscle cells. Functional analyses showed that overexpression of AK017368 promoted proliferation and restrained differentiation of myoblasts; whereas inhibition of AK017368 had completely opposite effects in vitro In mice, knockdown of AK017368 promoted muscle hypertrophy in vivo RNA molecules of AK017368 acted mechanistically as competing endogenous RNAs to target micro-RNA (miR)-30c, which was supported by the results of bioinformatics analyses and dual-luciferase reporter assays...
September 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903466/doxycycline-enhances-adsorption-and-inhibits-early-stage-replication-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-in-vitro
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Yuming Li, Zhuanchang Wu, Ke Liu, Pengfei Qi, Jinpeng Xu, Jianchao Wei, Beibei Li, Donghua Shao, Yuanyuan Shi, Yafeng Qiu, Zhiyong Ma
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) has an important impact on the pig industry. Doxycycline (Dox) is a second-generation tetracycline widely used for treating bacterial infections. We evaluated the antiviral effect of Dox against PRRSV infection in Marc-145 cells that were susceptible to PRRSV infection. Dox significantly reduced the PRRSV-induced cytopathic effect and effectively restrained PRRSV replication in a dose-dependent manner. The 50% effective concentration of Dox was approximately 0...
September 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903387/hyperactivated-mtorc1-downregulation-of-foxo3a-pdgfr%C3%AE-akt-cascade-restrains-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-associated-tumor-development
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Li Wang, Zhaofei Ni, Yujie Liu, Shuang Ji, Fuquan Jin, Keguo Jiang, Junfang Ma, Cuiping Ren, Hongbing Zhang, Zhongdong Hu, Xiaojun Zha
Hyperactivation of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), caused by loss-of-function mutations in either the TSC1 or TSC2 gene, leads to the development of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a benign tumor syndrome with multiple affected organs. mTORC1-mediated inhibition of AKT constrains the tumor progression of TSC, but the exact mechanisms remain unclear. Herein we showed that loss of TSC1 or TSC2 downregulation of platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRα) expression was mediated by mTORC1...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900679/ctla-4-an-essential-immune-checkpoint-for-t-cell-activation
#14
Shunsuke Chikuma
The response of peripheral T lymphocytes (T cell) is controlled by multiple checkpoints to avoid unwanted activation against self-tissues. Two opposing costimulatory receptors, CD28 and CTLA-4, on T cells bind to the same ligands (CD80 and CD86) on antigen-presenting cells (APCs), and provide positive and negative feedback for T-cell activation, respectively. Early studies suggested that CTLA-4 is induced on activated T cells and binds to CD80/CD86 with much stronger affinity than CD28, providing a competitive inhibition...
September 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899646/early-life-adversity-potentiates-expression-of-addiction-related-traits
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Tristan J Hynes, Catherine S Thomas, Alicia S Zumbusch, Anna Samson, Ioana Petriman, Una Mrdja, Angelique Orr, Emilie Cutts, Bruce G Ruzindana, Alimohamed Hazari, Margaret Zjadewicz, Vedran Lovic
Many individuals sporadically and circumstantially sample addictive drugs, yet few become addicted. The individual vulnerabilities underlying the development of addiction are not well understood. Correlational findings show that early life adversity is associated with a greater propensity to develop drug addiction. However, the mechanisms by which early life adversity increases addiction vulnerability are unknown. Separate lines of research have found that several traits are associated with addiction. Here, we examined the effects of early life adversity on addiction-related traits in adulthood...
September 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898077/simulation-of-reversible-protein-protein-binding-and-calculation-of-binding-free-energies-using-perturbed-distance-restraints
#16
Jan Walther Perthold, Chris Oostenbrink
Virtually all biological processes depend on the interaction between proteins at some point. The correct prediction of biomolecular binding free-energies has many interesting applications in both basic and applied pharmaceutical research. While recent advances in the field of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have proven the feasibility of the calculation of protein-protein binding free energies, the large conformational freedom of proteins and complex free energy landscapes of binding processes make such calculations a difficult task...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895281/encapsulated-vanadium-based-hybrids-in-amorphous-n-doped-carbon-matrix-as-anode-materials-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#17
Bei Long, Muhammad-Sadeeq Balogun, Lei Luo, Yang Luo, Weitao Qiu, Shuqin Song, Lei Zhang, Yexiang Tong
Recently, researchers have made significant advancement in employing transition metal compound hybrids as anode material for lithium-ion batteries and developing simple preparation of these hybrids. To this end, this study reports a facile and scalable method for fabricating a vanadium oxide-nitride composite encapsulated in amorphous carbon matrix by simply mixing ammonium metavanadate and melamine as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. By tuning the annealing temperature of the mixture, different hybrids of vanadium oxide-nitride compounds are synthesized...
September 12, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893983/mechanisms-for-restraining-camp-dependent-protein-kinase-revealed-by-subunit-quantitation-and-cross-linking-approaches
#18
Ryan Walker-Gray, Florian Stengel, Matthew G Gold
Protein phosphorylation by cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) underlies key cellular processes, including sympathetic stimulation of heart cells, and potentiation of synaptic strength in neurons. Unrestrained PKA activity is pathological, and an enduring challenge is to understand how the activity of PKA catalytic subunits is directed in cells. We developed a light-activated cross-linking approach to monitor PKA subunit interactions with temporal precision in living cells. This enabled us to refute the recently proposed theory that PKA catalytic subunits remain tethered to regulatory subunits during cAMP elevation...
September 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891207/stable-li-metal-anodes-via-regulating-lithium-plating-stripping-in-vertically-aligned-microchannels
#19
Shu-Hua Wang, Ya-Xia Yin, Tong-Tong Zuo, Wei Dong, Jin-Yi Li, Ji-Lei Shi, Chang-Huan Zhang, Nian-Wu Li, Cong-Ju Li, Yu-Guo Guo
Li anodes have been rapidly developed in recent years owing to the rising demand for higher-energy-density batteries. However, the safety issues induced by dendrites hinder the practical applications of Li anodes. Here, Li metal anodes stabilized by regulating lithium plating/stripping in vertically aligned microchannels are reported. The current density distribution and morphology evolution of the Li deposits on porous Cu current collectors are systematically analyzed. Based on simulations in COMSOL Multiphysics, the tip effect leads to preferential deposition on the microchannel walls, thus taking full advantage of the lightening rod theory of classical electromagnetism for restraining growth of Li dendrites...
September 11, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889930/radiologic-pearls-for-internists-a-case-based-review
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REVIEW
Melissa J McGettigan, Robert A Gatenby
Modern technologic advances in medical imaging and the increasing use of imaging across all disciplines in medicine have led to a striking rise in incidental findings unrelated to the original study indication. Often, these findings have no clinical relevance and will not impact the current or future health status of the patient. It is incumbent on radiologists to report these findings in a definitive and unambiguous manner. Similarly, it is essential for clinicians to restrain from further diagnostic investigation of incidental findings that are conclusive by imaging...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
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