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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933554/rational-targeting-of-cellular-cholesterol-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-enabled-by-functional-lipoprotein-nanoparticles-a-therapeutic-strategy-dependent-on-cell-of-origin
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Jonathan S Rink, Shuo Yang, Osman Cen, Tim Taxter, Kaylin M McMahon, Sol Misener, Amir Behdad, Richard Longnecker, Leo I Gordon, C Shad Thaxton
Cancer cells have altered metabolism and, in some cases, an increased demand for cholesterol. It is important to identify novel, rational treatments based on biology, and cellular cholesterol metabolism as a potential target for cancer is an innovative approach. Toward this end, we focused on diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) as a model because there is differential cholesterol biosynthesis driven by B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling in germinal center (GC) versus activated B-cell (ABC) DLBCL. To specifically target cellular cholesterol homeostasis, we employed high-density lipoprotein-like nanoparticles (HDL NP) that can generally reduce cellular cholesterol by targeting and blocking cholesterol uptake through the high-affinity HDL receptor, scavenger receptor type B-1 (SCARB1)...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931820/the-non-canonical-poly-a-polymerase-fam46c-acts-as-an-onco-suppressor-in-multiple-myeloma
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Seweryn Mroczek, Justyna Chlebowska, Tomasz M Kuliński, Olga Gewartowska, Jakub Gruchota, Dominik Cysewski, Vladyslava Liudkovska, Ewa Borsuk, Dominika Nowis, Andrzej Dziembowski
FAM46C is one of the most frequently mutated genes in multiple myeloma. Here, using a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches, we demonstrate that FAM46C encodes an active non-canonical poly(A) polymerase which enhances mRNA stability and gene expression. Reintroduction of active FAM46C into multiple myeloma cell lines, but not its catalytically-inactive mutant, leads to broad polyadenylation and stabilization of mRNAs strongly enriched with those encoding endoplasmic reticulum-targeted proteins and induces cell death...
September 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928736/selective-igm-deficiency-an-underestimated-primary-immunodeficiency
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Sudhir Gupta, Ankmalika Gupta
Although selective IgM deficiency (SIGMD) was described almost five decades ago, it was largely ignored as a primary immunodeficiency. SIGMD is defined as serum IgM levels below two SD of mean with normal serum IgG and IgA. It appears to be more common than originally realized. SIGMD is observed in both children and adults. Patients with SIGMD may be asymptomatic; however, approximately 80% of patients with SIGMD present with infections with bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. There is an increased frequency of allergic and autoimmune diseases in SIGMD...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926938/integrin-activation-contributes-to-lower-cisplatin-sensitivity-in-mv3-melanoma-cells-by-inducing-the-wnt-signalling-pathway
#4
Maria B R Piva, Bastian Jakubzig, Gerd Bendas
BACKGROUND: integrins have been associated with the development of chemotherapy resistant tumour cells, mostly those of hematopoietic origin, by mediating the binding to the extracellular matrix. The relevance for solid tumour cells and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. METHODS: using MTT assays, we detected the loss in cisplatin sensitivity of human MV3 melanoma cells upon integrin activation. Underlying cellular pathways were evaluated by flow cytometry...
September 16, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926489/high-levels-of-morbidity-and-mortality-among-pediatric-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-with-severe-sepsis-insights-from-the-sepsis-prevalence-outcomes-and-therapies-international-point-prevalence-study
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Robert B Lindell, Shira J Gertz, Courtney M Rowan, Jennifer McArthur, Florian Beske, Adrian Plunkett, Scott L Weiss, Neal J Thomas, Vinay M Nadkarni, Julie C Fitzgerald
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric severe sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and hematopoietic cell transplant patients represent a high-risk population. We assessed the epidemiology of severe sepsis in hematopoietic cell transplant patients, describing patient outcomes compared with children with no history of hematopoietic cell transplant. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of the Sepsis PRevalence, OUtcomes, and Therapies point prevalence study, comparing demographics, sepsis etiology, illness severity, organ dysfunction, and sepsis-related treatments in patients with and without hematopoietic cell transplant...
September 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925486/long-non-coding-rna-foxd2-as1-functions-as-a-tumor-promoter-in-colorectal-cancer-by-regulating-emt-and-notch-signaling-pathway
#6
X Yang, B Duan, X Zhou
OBJECTIVE: A growing number of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as new modulators in cancer origination and progression. However, the functions and molecular mechanisms of lncRNAs to colorectal cancer (CRC) are still largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the function and role of lncRNA FOXD2-AS1 (FOXD2-AS1) in human CRC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The expression of FOXD2-AS1 was investigated using Real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in 45 CRC specimens and matched adjacent normal tissues and CRC cell lines...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920402/-preparation-and-transformation-optimization-for-supercompetent-b-subtilis-sck6-cells
#7
Xinzhi Li, Zhenghui Lu, Yuling Zhou, Shiyu Li, Guimin Zhang
Bacillus subtilis is Gram-positive aerobic bacterium and widely used as a heterologous protein expression host because of its safety and high protein secretion property. However, comparing to Escherichia coli, the low transformation efficiency limits the application of B. subtilis as a host cell for directed evolution of heterologous enzymes. Therefore, we optimized the competent cell preparation conditions for conventional plasmid, including the alteration of the medium, the concentration of inducer, the plasmid type, and other parameters...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919970/b-chromosome-in-plantago-lagopus-linnaeus-1753-shows-preferential-transmission-and-accumulation-through-unusual-processes
#8
Manoj K Dhar, Gurmeet Kour, Sanjana Kaul
Plantago lagopus is a diploid (2n = 2x =12) weed belonging to family Plantaginaceae. We reported a novel B chromosome in this species composed of 5S and 45S ribosomal DNA and other repetitive elements. In the present work, presence of B chromosome(s) was confirmed through FISH on root tip and pollen mother cells. Several experiments were done to determine the transmission of B chromosome through male and female sex tracks. Progenies derived from the reciprocal crosses between plants with (1B) and without (0B) B chromosomes were studied...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919949/first-report-of-b-chromosomes-in-three-neotropical-thorny-catfishes-siluriformes-doradidae
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Fábio Hiroshi Takagui, Ana Lucia Dias, José Luís Olivan Birindelli, Ana Claudia Swarça, Renata da Rosa, Roberto Laridondo Lui, Alberto Sergio Fenocchio, Lucia Giuliano-Caetano
The family Doradidae (Siluriformes) is an important group of fishes endemic to freshwater ecosystems in South America. Some cytogenetic studies have been conducted focused on the group; however, there are no reports on the occurrence of B chromosomes for the family. In this paper the chromosomal characteristics of Platydoras armatulus (Valenciennes, 1840), Pterodoras granulosus (Valenciennes, 1821) and Ossancora punctata (Kner, 1855) were investigated through classical cytogenetics approaches. The conventional staining reveals 2n=58 in Platydoras armatulus and Pterodoras granulosus, however with distinct karyotypic formulae, possibly originated by pericentric inversions...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914568/human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-decrease-the-development-of-severe-experimental-autoimmune-uveitis-in-b10-riii-mice
#10
Yu Qin, Ann M Chan, Yu-Ling Chang, Anna Matynia, Nicholas A Kouris, Erin A Kimbrel, Negin Ashki, Sachin Parikh, Michael B Gorin, Robert Lanza, Ralph D Levinson, Lynn K Gordon
PURPOSE: We investigated the effect of exogenously administered human embryonic stem cell-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hESC-MSCs) in experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) in B10.RIII mice, a murine model of severe uveitis. METHODS: B10.RIII mice were immunized with an uveitogenic peptide, and intraperitoneal injections of 5 million hESC-MSCs per animal were given on the same day. Behavioral light sensitivity assays, histological evaluation, cytokine production, and regulatory T cells were analyzed at the peak of the disease...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914500/comprehensive-proteomics-analysis-of-exosomes-derived-from-human-seminal-plasma
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C Yang, W-B Guo, W-S Zhang, J Bian, J-K Yang, Q-Z Zhou, M-K Chen, W Peng, T Qi, C-Y Wang, C-D Liu
Exosomes are membranous nanovesicles of endocytic origin that carry and transfer regulatory bioactive molecules and mediate intercellular communication between cells and tissues. Although seminal exosomes have been identified in human seminal plasma, their exact composition and possible physiologic function remain unknown. The objective of this study was to perform a comprehensive proteomics analysis of exosomes derived from human seminal plasma. Seminal exosomes were isolated and purified from 12 healthy donors using a 30% sucrose cushion-based exosome-isolation protocol, followed by characterization by western blot, transmission electron microscopy, and nanoparticle tracking analysis before performing extensive liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry proteomics analysis...
September 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911986/virtual-cell-based-assay-simulation-of-intra-mitochondrial-concentration-in-hepatocytes-and-cardiomyocytes
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Andrew P Worth, Jochem Louisse, Peter Macko, Jose Vicente Sala Benito, Alicia Paini
In order to replace the use of animals in toxicity testing, there is a need to predict human in vivo toxic doses from concentrations that cause adverse effects in in vitro test systems. The virtual cell based assay (VCBA) has been developed to simulate intracellular concentrations as a function of time, and can be used to interpret in vitro concentration-response curves. In this study we refine and extend the VCBA model by including additional target-organ cell models and by simulating the fate and effects of chemicals at the organelle level...
September 11, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911068/early-stage-mantle-cell-lymphoma-a-retrospective-analysis-from-the-international-lymphoma-radiation-oncology-group-ilrog
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B S Dabaja, A D Zelenetz, A K Ng, R W Tsang, S Qi, P K Allen, D Hodgson, U Ricardi, R T Hoppe, R Advani, P M Mauch, L S Constine, L Specht, Y Li, S A Terezakis, A Wirth, G Reinartz, H T Eich, B M P Aleman, P Barr, J Yahalom
Background: Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) rarely presents as early-stage disease, but clinical observations suggest that patients who present with early-stage disease may have better outcomes than those with advanced-stage disease. Patients and methods: In this 13-institution study, we examined outcomes among 179 patients with early-stage (stage I or II) MCL in an attempt to identify prognostic factors that influence treatment selection and outcome. Variables examined included clinical characteristics, treatment modality, response to therapy, sites of failure, and survival...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906028/graft-outcomes-following-diagnosis-of-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disease-in-pediatric-kidney-recipients-a-retrospective-study
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Nele K Kanzelmeyer, Britta Maecker-Kolhoff, Henriette Zierhut, Christian Lerch, Murielle Verboom, Dieter Haffner, Lars Pape
Data related to graft outcomes following posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) in pediatric kidney transplantation are scarce. Data were analyzed retrospectively from 12 children (8 boys) for three years after diagnosis of PTLD, with a loss of follow-up after 2 years in 2/12. In all cases, intensity of immunosuppressive therapy was reduced, with switch from calcineurin inhibitor to a mammalian target of rapamcyin (mTOR) inhibitor in 6 cases. Nine children were treated with 6 doses of rituximab according to the PED-PTLD-2005 protocol, with additional treatment in one child as per protocol...
September 14, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905881/identification-of-asah1-as-a-susceptibility-gene-for-familial-keloids
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Regie Lyn P Santos-Cortez, Ying Hu, Fanyue Sun, Fairouz Benahmed-Miniuk, Jian Tao, Jitendra K Kanaujiya, Samuel Ademola, Solomon Fadiora, Victoria Odesina, Deborah A Nickerson, Michael J Bamshad, Peter B Olaitan, Odunayo M Oluwatosin, Suzanne M Leal, Ernst J Reichenberger
Keloids result from abnormal proliferative scar formation with scar tissue expanding beyond the margin of the original wound and are mostly found in individuals of sub-Saharan African descent. The etiology of keloids has not been resolved but previous studies suggest that keloids are a genetically heterogeneous disorder. Although possible candidate genes have been suggested by genome-wide association studies using common variants, by upregulation in keloids or their involvement in syndromes that include keloid formation, rare coding variants that contribute to susceptibility in non-syndromic keloid formation have not been previously identified...
October 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904817/ihc-based-subcellular-quantification-provides-new-insights-into-prognostic-relevance-of-flip-and-procaspase-8-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ryan A Hutchinson, Helen G Coleman, Kathy Gately, Vincent Young, Siobhan Nicholson, Robert Cummins, Elaine Kay, Sean O Hynes, Philip D Dunne, Seedevi Senevirathne, Peter W Hamilton, Darragh G McArt, Daniel B Longley
In this study, we developed an image analysis algorithm for quantification of two potential apoptotic biomarkers in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC): FLIP and procaspase-8. Immunohistochemical expression of FLIP and procaspase-8 in 184 NSCLC tumors were assessed. Individual patient cores were segmented and classified as tumor and stroma using the Definiens Tissue Studio. Subsequently, chromogenic expression of each biomarker was measured separately in the nucleus and cytoplasm and reported as a quantitative histological score...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901689/prevascularization-of-3d-printed-bone-scaffolds-by-bioactive-hydrogels-and-cell-co-culture
#17
Mitchell A Kuss, Shaohua Wu, Ying Wang, Jason B Untrauer, Wenlong Li, Jung Yul Lim, Bin Duan
Vascularization is a fundamental prerequisite for large bone construct development and remains one of the main challenges of bone tissue engineering. Our current study presents the combination of 3D printing technique with a hydrogel-based prevascularization strategy to generate prevascularized bone constructs. Human adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSC) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were encapsulated within our bioactive hydrogels, and the effects of culture conditions on in vitro vascularization were determined...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895865/long-term-culture-and-differentiation-of-porcine-red-bone-marrow-hematopoietic-cells-co-cultured-with-immortalized-mesenchymal-cells
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Abubakar Garba, Delphine D Acar, Inge D M Roukaerts, Lowiese M B Desmarets, Bert Devriendt, Hans J Nauwynck
Mesenchymal cells are multipotent stromal cells with self-renewal, differentiation and immunomodulatory capabilities. We aimed to develop a co-culture model for differentiating hematopoietic cells on top of immortalized mesenchymal cells for studying interactions between hematopoietic and mesenchymal cells, useful for adequately exploring the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal cells. In this study, we investigated the survival, proliferation and differentiation of porcine red bone marrow hematopoietic cells co-cultured with immortalized porcine bone marrow mesenchymal cells for a period of five weeks...
September 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895052/the-effects-of-periostin-in-a-rat-model-of-isoproterenol-mediated-cardiotoxicity
#19
Mahmut Sözmen, Alparslan K Devrim, Yonca B Kabak, Tuba Devrim, Mert Sudagidan
Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein from fasciclin family, and it plays an important role in the cell adhesion, migration, and growth of the organism. Periostin prevents apoptosis while stimulating cardiomyocytes. The present study was designed to investigate cardioprotective effects of the recombinant murine periostin peptide administration in a rat model of isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial injury. The experiment was performed on 84 adult male Sprague Dawley rats in 4 groups (n = 21): control group (1), periostin-treated group (2), ISO-treated group (3), and ISO + periostin-treated group (4)...
September 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893938/epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphomas
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REVIEW
Claire Shannon-Lowe, Alan B Rickinson, Andrew I Bell
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), originally discovered through its association with Burkitt lymphoma, is now aetiologically linked to a remarkably wide range of lymphoproliferative lesions and malignant lymphomas of B-, T- and NK-cell origin. Some occur as rare accidents of virus persistence in the B lymphoid system, while others arise as a result of viral entry into unnatural target cells. The early finding that EBV is a potent B-cell growth transforming agent hinted at a simple oncogenic mechanism by which this virus could promote lymphomagenesis...
October 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
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