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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458110/investigation-of-adhesive-interactions-in-the-specific-targeting-of-triptorelin-conjugated-peg-coated-magnetite-nanoparticles-to-breast-cancer-cells
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Jingjie Hu, Sina Youssefian, John Obayemi, Karen Malatesta, Nima Rahbar, Winston Soboyejo
The understanding of adhesive interaction at the nanoscale between functionalized nanoparticles and biological cells is of great importance to develop effective theranostic nanocarriers for targeted cancer therapy. Here, we report a combination of experimental and computational approaches to evaluate the adhesion between Triptorelin (a Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone (LHRH) agonist)-conjugated poly-(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-coated magnetite nanoparticles (Triptorelin-MNPs) and breast cells. The adhesion forces between Triptorelin-MNPs and normal/cancerous breast cells are obtained using atomic force microscopy...
February 16, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458079/autofluorescence-a-potential-pitfall-in-immunofluorescence-based-inflammation-grading
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Jonas Wizenty, Muhammad Imtiaz Ashraf, Nadine Rohwer, Martin Stockmann, Sascha Weiss, Matthias Biebl, Johann Pratschke, Felix Aigner, Tilo Wuensch
Immunofluorescence (IF) staining of paraffin-embedded tissues is a frequently used method to answer research questions or even detect the abundance of a certain protein for diagnostic use. However, the signal originating from specific antibody-staining might be distorted by autofluorescence (AF) of the assessed tissue. Although the AF phenomenon is well known, its presence is often neglected by insufficient staining controls. In this study, we describe the existence of cellular AF in paraffin-embedded healthy and inflamed human and murine colonic tissues and present ways to reduce AF...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458068/ovarian-microcystic-stromal-tumor-with-undetermined-potential-case-study-with-molecular-analysis-and-literature-review
#3
Ying Zhang, Lin Tao, Can Yin, Weiwei Wang, Hong Zou, Yan Ren, Weihua Liang, Jinfang Jiang, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Jia, Feng Li
Ovarian microcystic stromal tumor is a relatively rare tumor type. This tumor is characterized by a unique microcyst structure and essentially all tumors show benign biological behavior. Here, we report a case with a primary ovarian microcystic stromal tumor that experienced recurrence. Pathological findings showed that the original tumor, relapsed tumor in the ovary, and the recurrent tumor in the iliac fossa presented similar histological features. The tumor mainly consisted of microcysts, solid cellular regions, and a fibrous stroma...
February 16, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457979/the-samholides-swinholide-related-metabolites-from-a-marine-cyanobacterium-cf-phormidium-sp
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Yiwen Tao, Pinglin Li, Daojing Zhang, Evgenia Glukhov, Lena Gerwick, Chen Zhang, Thomas F Murray, William H Gerwick
Cancer cell cytotoxicity was used to guide the isolation of nine new swinholide-related compounds, named samholides A-I (1-9), from an American Samoan marine cyanobacterium cf. Phormidium sp. Their structures were determined by extensive analysis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data. The new compounds share an unusual 20-demethyl 44-membered lactone ring comprised of two monomers, and they demonstrate structural diversity arising from geometric isomerization of double bonds, sugar units with unique glyceryl moieties and varied methylation patterns...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457632/rapid-eradication-of-bacterial-phytopathogens-by-atmospheric-pressure-glow-discharge-generated-in-contact-with-a-flowing-liquid-cathode
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Agata Motyka, Anna Dzimitrowicz, Piotr Jamroz, Ewa Lojkowska, Wojciech Sledz, Pawel Pohl
Diseases caused by phytopathogenic bacteria are responsible for significant economic losses, and these bacteria spread through diverse pathways including waterways and industrial wastes. It is therefore of interest to develop potent methods for their eradication. Here, antibacterial properties of direct current atmospheric pressure glow discharge (dc-APGD) generated in contact with flowing bacterial suspensions were examined against five species of phytopathogens. Complete eradication of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp...
February 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457051/signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-ileal-crohn-disease-or-both-a-case-of-diagnostic-challenge
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Joana R Carvalho, Joana Tavares, Inês Goulart, Paula Moura Dos Santos, Emília Vitorino, Cristina Ferreira, Fátima Serejo, José Velosa
Signet ring cell carcinoma is a rare form of adenocarcinoma that predominantly affects the stomach. Signet ring cell carcinoma originated from the ileum is extremely rare and the prognosis is poor. We present a case of small bowel obstruction with features suggesting Crohn disease of the ileum. The symptoms were chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain with a family history of inflammatory bowel disease. The patient underwent surgery and histopathology revealed both aspects of signet ring cell carcinoma and Crohn disease of the ileum...
January 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456718/molecular-challenges-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
#7
Parthik Patel, Karina Galoian
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a very heterogeneous group that are thought to originate from the cells of the endocrine and nervous systems. These tumors develop in a number of organs, predominantly in the gastrointestinal and pulmonary systems. Clinical detection and diagnosis are reliable at the late stages when metastatic spread has occurred. However, traditional conventional therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy are not effective. In the majority of cases even surgical resection at that stage is unlikely to produce promising reusults...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456637/effects-of-astrogaloside-on-the-inflammation-and-immunity-of-renal-failure-patients-receiving-maintenance-dialysis
#8
Renlian Sun, Haiwei Ren, Jianxin Wei
Chronic renal failure is a type of clinical syndrome originating from chronic renal diseases. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of astrogaloside on the inflammation and immunity of renal failure patients receiving maintenance dialysis. We randomly selected 92 renal failure patients receiving maintenance dialysis who were admitted to hospital for treatment between May, 2015 and April, 2016. Patients were randomly divided into the control (n=46) and observation (n=46) groups. Patients in the control group received the regular dialysis plus the basic treatment in Western medicine, while in the observation group, patients additionally received astrogaloside via intravenous injection as treatment...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456536/janus-faced-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-exosomes-for-the-good-and-the-bad-in-cancer-and-autoimmune-disease
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REVIEW
Margot Zöller
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous population of immature myeloid cells originally described to hamper immune responses in chronic infections. Meanwhile, they are known to be a major obstacle in cancer immunotherapy. On the other hand, MDSC can interfere with allogeneic transplant rejection and may dampen autoreactive T cell activity. Whether MDSC-Exosomes (Exo) can cope with the dangerous and potentially therapeutic activities of MDSC is not yet fully explored. After introducing MDSC and Exo, it will be discussed, whether a blockade of MDSC-Exo could foster the efficacy of immunotherapy in cancer and mitigate tumor progression supporting activities of MDSC...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456091/frequency-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer
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F Roesch-Dietlen, A D Cano-Contreras, Y J Sánchez-Maza, J M Espinosa-González, M Á Vázquez-Prieto, E J Valdés-de la O, F Díaz-Roesch, M Á Carrasco-Arroniz, A Cruz-Palacios, P Grube-Pagola, A Sumoza-Toledo, H Vivanco-Cid, G Mellado-Sánchez, A Meixueiro-Daza, C S Silva-Cañetas, M G Carrillo-Toledo, R Lagunes-Torres, M Amieva-Balmori, P C Gómez-Castaño, J U Reyes-Huerta, J M Remes-Troche
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Cancer is the result of the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. It has recently been related to viral infections, one of which is human papillomavirus. The aim of the present study was to describe the frequency of human papillomavirus infection in patients with digestive system cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, observational study was conducted on patients with gastrointestinal cancer at 2public healthcare institutes in Veracruz...
February 15, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455667/role-of-non-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-in-hematological-malignances-and-its-targeting-by-natural-products
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REVIEW
Kodappully S Siveen, Kirti S Prabhu, Iman W Achkar, Shilpa Kuttikrishnan, Sunitha Shyam, Abdul Q Khan, Maysaloun Merhi, Said Dermime, Shahab Uddin
Tyrosine kinases belong to a family of enzymes that mediate the movement of the phosphate group to tyrosine residues of target protein, thus transmitting signals from the cell surface to cytoplasmic proteins and the nucleus to regulate physiological processes. Non-receptor tyrosine kinases (NRTK) are a sub-group of tyrosine kinases, which can relay intracellular signals originating from extracellular receptor. NRTKs can regulate a huge array of cellular functions such as cell survival, division/propagation and adhesion, gene expression, immune response, etc...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455663/targeting-tumour-microenvironment-by-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor
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REVIEW
Hor-Yue Tan, Ning Wang, Wing Lam, Wei Guo, Yibin Feng, Yung-Chi Cheng
Tumour microenvironment (TME) is a key determinant of tumour growth and metastasis. TME could be very different for each type and location of tumour and TME may change constantly during tumour growth. Multiple counterparts in surrounding microenvironment including mesenchymal-, hematopoietic-originated cells as well as non-cellular components affect TME. Thus, therapeutics that can disrupt the tumour-favouring microenvironment should be further explored for cancer therapy. Previous efforts in unravelling the dysregulated mechanisms of TME components has identified numerous protein tyrosine kinases, while its corresponding inhibitors have demonstrated potent modulatory effect on TME...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455645/pyruvate-kinase-m2-fuels-multiple-aspects-of-cancer-cells-from-cellular-metabolism-transcriptional-regulation-to-extracellular-signaling
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REVIEW
Ming-Chuan Hsu, Wen-Chun Hung
Originally identified as a metabolic enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to ADP in the glycolytic pathway, pyruvate kinase M2-type (PKM2) has been shown to exhibit novel biological activities in the nucleus and outside the cells. Although cell-based studies reveal new non-canonical functions of PKM2 in gene transcription, epigenetic modulation and cell cycle progression, the importance of these non-canonical functions in PKM2-mediated tumorigenesis is still under debate because studies in genetically modified mice do not consistently echo the findings observed in cultured cancer cells...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454823/identification-and-isolation-of-infective-filamentous-particles-in-infectious-salmon-anemia-virus-isav
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Ramón Ramírez, Sergio H Marshall
The infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) is an aquatic pathogen that is a member of the Orthomyxoviridae family with lethal hemorrhagic potential. Although it affects other species of salmonid fish, ISAV only causes disease in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) specimens in sea water. In spite of the fact that the virus has been described as enveloped with icosahedral symmetry, viral like particles with anomalous morphology have been observed in field samples, this we have not been able to recover then in adequate quantities for full demonstration...
February 15, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454794/hcv-genotype-6a-escape-from-and-resistance-to-velpatasvir-pibrentasvir-and-sofosbuvir-in-robust-infectious-cell-culture-models
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Long V Pham, Santseharay Ramirez, Judith M Gottwein, Ulrik Fahnøe, Yi-Ping Li, Jannie Pedersen, Jens Bukh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic liver diseases caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 6 are prevalent in Asia, and millions of people require treatment with direct-acting antiviral regimens, such as NS5A inhibitor velpatasvir combined with the NS5B polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir. We developed infectious cell culture models of HCV genotype 6a infection to study the effects of these inhibitors and the development of resistance. METHODS: The consensus sequences of prototype strains HK2 (MG717925) and HK6a (MG717928), originating from serum of patients with chronic HCV infection, were determined by Sanger sequencing of genomes amplified by reverse transcription-PCR...
February 15, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454706/gata6-phosphorylation-by-erk1-2-propels-exit-from-pluripotency-and-commitment-to-primitive-endoderm
#16
Yue Meng, Robert Moore, Wensi Tao, Elizabeth R Smith, Jeffrey D Tse, Corrado Caslini, Xiang-Xi Xu
The transcription factor GATA6 and the Fgf/Ras/MAPK signaling pathway are essential for the development of the primitive endoderm (PrE), one of the two lineages derived from the pluripotent inner cell mass (ICM) of mammalian blastocysts. A mutant mouse line in which Gata6-coding exons are replaced with H2BGFP (histone H2B Green Fluorescence Protein fusion protein) was developed to monitor Gata6 promoter activity. In the Gata6-H2BGFP heterozygous blastocysts, the ICM cells that initially had uniform GFP fluorescence signal at E3...
February 15, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454705/schwann-cell-precursor-a-neural-crest-cell-in-disguise
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REVIEW
Alessandro Furlan, Igor Adameyko
Schwann cell precursors (SCPs) are multipotent embryonic progenitors covering all developing peripheral nerves. These nerves grow and navigate with unprecedented precision, delivering SCP progenitors to almost all locations in the embryonic body. Within specific developing tissues, SCPs detach from nerves and generate neuroendocrine cells, autonomic neurons, mature Schwann cells, melanocytes and other cell types. These properties of SCPs evoke resemblances between them and their parental population, namely, neural crest cells...
February 15, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454675/targeting-immune-driven-opioid-analgesia-by-sigma-1-receptors-opening-the-door-to-novel-perspectives-for-the-analgesic-use-of-sigma-1-antagonists
#18
Miguel Á Tejada, Ángeles Montilla-García, Rafael González-Cano, Inmaculada Bravo-Caparrós, M Carmen Ruiz-Cantero, Francisco R Nieto, Enrique J Cobos
Immune cells have a known role in pronociception, since they release a myriad of inflammatory algogens which interact with neurons to facilitate pain signaling. However, these cells also produce endogenous opioid peptides with analgesic potential. The sigma-1 receptor is a ligand-operated chaperone that modulates neurotransmission by interacting with multiple protein partners, including the μ-opioid receptor. We recently found that sigma-1 antagonists are able to induce opioid analgesia by enhancing the action of endogenous opioid peptides of immune origin during inflammation...
February 15, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454647/dynamic-plasticity-of-macrophage-functions-in-diseased-liver
#19
Thomas Ritz, Oliver Krenkel, Frank Tacke
Liver macrophages attract increasing interest due to their crucial roles in homeostasis and hepatic diseases. Recent findings in mice and man suggest a remarkable phenotypic and functional diversity of liver macrophages. Kupffer cells, the subset of tissue resident macrophages with sentinel functions in liver, mainly arise from embryogenic precursors, whereas in injury, liver tissue is engrafted by monocyte-derived macrophages. Both principal macrophage populations respond to local or systemic signals and have substantial effects on reduction as well as aggravation of hepatic diseases...
December 20, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454158/polyisocyanopeptide-hydrogels-a-novel-thermo-responsive-hydrogel-supporting-pre-vascularization-and-the-development-of-organotypic-structures
#20
Jakub Zimoch, Joan Simó Padial, Agnes S Klar, Queralt Vallmajo-Martin, Martin Meuli, Thomas Biedermann, Christopher J Wilson, Alan Rowan, Ernst Reichmann
Molecular and mechanical interactions with the 3D extracellular matrix are essential for cell functions such as survival, proliferation, migration, and differentiation. Thermo-responsive biomimetic polyisocyanopeptide (PIC) hydrogels are promising new candidates for 3D cell, tissue, and organ cultures. This is a synthetic, thermo-responsive and stress-stiffening material synthesized via polymerization of the corresponding monomers using a nickel perchlorate as a catalyst. It can be tailored to meet various demands of cells by modulating its stiffness and through the decoration of the polymer with short GRGDS peptides using copper free click chemistry...
February 14, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
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