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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324774/methylation-changes-of-sirt1-klf4-dapk1-and-spg20-in-b-lymphocytes-derived-from-follicular-and-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Raffaele Frazzi, Eleonora Zanetti, Mariaelena Pistoni, Ione Tamagnini, Riccardo Valli, Luca Braglia, Francesco Merli
Diffuse large-B cell lymphomas (DLBCL) and follicular lymphomas (FL) are the most represented subtypes among mature B-cell neoplasms and originate from malignant B lymphocytes. Methylation represents one of the major epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation. Silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1) is a class III lysine-deacetylase playing several functions and considered to be a context-dependent tumor promoter. We present the quantitative methylation, gene expression and tissue distribution of SIRT1 and some key mediators related to lymphoma pathogenesis in B lymphocytes purified from biopsies of follicular hyperplasias, FL and DLBCL...
March 9, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320116/in-vitro-non-viral-murine-pro-neurotrophin-3-gene-transfer-into-rat-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
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Shahram Darabi, Taki Tiraihi, AliReza Delshad, Majid Sadeghizadeh, Wisam Khalil, Taher Taheri
Neurotrophin 3 (NT-3) is an important factor for promoting prenatal neural development, as well as regeneration, axogenesis and plasticity in postnatal life. Therapy with NT-3 was reported to improve the condition of patients suffering from degenerative diseases and traumatic injuries, however, the disadvantage of NT-3 protein delivery is its short half-life, thus our alternative approach is the use of NT-3 gene therapy. In this study, the bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) were isolated from adult rats, cultured for 4 passages and transfected with either pEGFP-N1 or a constructed vector containing murine proNT-3 (pSecTag2/HygroB-murine proNT-3) using Lipofectamine 2000 followed by Hygromycin B (200mg/kg)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317816/hemophagocytic-syndrome-secondary-to-tuberculosis-at-24-week-gestation
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Alexandra Arteaga Fernández, David Fernández de Velasco Pérez, M C Jiménez Fournier, J C Moreno Del Prado, B Paraíso Torras, M L Cañete Palomo
Hemophagocytic syndrome is a life-threatening disease characterized by the uncontrolled activation of macrophages, resulting in hemophagocytosis of blood cells in the bone marrow. A 20-year-old gravida at 23-week and 5-day gestation was admitted to hospital to evaluate fever up to 104°F of unknown origin, moderate cytopenia, and elevated levels of liver enzymes. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed hemophagocytic syndrome, and polymerase chain reaction came back positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Supportive care and tuberculosis treatment resulted in clinical improvement...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316059/prevention-of-tumour-cell-apoptosis-associated-with-sustained-protein-kinase-b-phosphorylation-is-more-sensitive-to-regulation-by-insulin-signalling-than-stimulation-of-proliferation-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase
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Christoph Schmid, Claudia Ghirlanda, Markus Niessen
Insulin controls blood glucose while insulin-like growth factor (IGF) 1 is an important growth factor. Interestingly, both hormones have overlapping bioactivities and can activate the same intracellular signal transduction cascades. Growth control (mainly by IGF1) and metabolic function (predominantly by insulin) are believed to depend on activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) 1/2 and protein kinase B (Akt/PKB), respectively. Therefore, insulin analogues that are used to normalize blood glucose are tested for their ability to preferentially activate Akt/PKB but not ERK1/2 and mitogenesis...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315646/procedure-for-horizontal-transfer-of-patient-derived-xenograft-tumors-to-eliminate-corynebacterium-bovis
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Christopher A Manuel, Stacey M Bagby, Julie A Reisinger, Umarani Pugazhenthi, Todd M Pitts, Stephen B Keysar, John J Arcaroli, Jori K Leszczynski
Human patient-derived xenograft (PDX) tumors, propagated in immunodeficient mice, are rapidly growing in use as a model for cancer research. Horizontal transfer between mice, without in vitro cell culture, allows these tumors to retain many of their unique characteristics from their individual patient of origin. However, the immunodeficient mouse strains used to grow these tumors are susceptible to numerous opportunistic pathogens, including Corynebacterium bovis. At our institution, 2 in vivo tumor banks of PDX tumors had been maintained within nude mouse colonies enzootically infected with C...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314957/lipoteichoic-acids-from-staphylococcus-aureus-stimulate-proliferation-of-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Katja Hattar, Christian P Reinert, Ulf Sibelius, Mira Y Gökyildirim, Florentine S B Subtil, Jochen Wilhelm, Bastian Eul, Gabriele Dahlem, Friedrich Grimminger, Werner Seeger, Ulrich Grandel
Pulmonary infections are frequent complications in lung cancer and may worsen its outcome and survival. Inflammatory mediators are suspected to promote tumor growth in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Hence, bacterial pathogens may affect lung cancer growth by activation of inflammatory signalling. Against this background, we investigated the effect of purified lipoteichoic acids (LTA) of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) on cellular proliferation and liberation of interleukin (IL)-8 in the NSCLC cell lines A549 and H226...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306668/a-role-for-intracellular-and-extracellular-dek-in-regulating-hematopoiesis
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Maegan L Capitano, Hal E Broxmeyer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell fate decision during hematopoiesis is regulated by intracellular and extracellular signals such as transcription factors, growth factors, and cell-to-cell interactions. In this review, we explore the function of DEK, a nuclear phosphoprotein, on gene regulation. We also examine how DEK is secreted and internalized by cells, and discuss how both endogenous and extracellular DEK regulates hematopoiesis. Finally, we explore what currently is known about the regulation of DEK during inflammation...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306306/a-b-anisotropy-of-the-intra-unit-cell-magnetic-order-in-yba_-2-cu_-3-o_-6-6
#8
Lucile Mangin-Thro, Yuan Li, Yvan Sidis, Philippe Bourges
Within the complex phase diagram of the hole-doped cuprates, seizing the nature of the mysterious pseudogap phase is essential for unraveling the microscopic origin of high-temperature superconductivity. Below the pseudogap temperature T^{⋆}, evidence for intra-unit-cell orders breaking the fourfold rotation symmetry have been provided by neutron diffraction and scanning tunneling spectroscopy. Using polarized neutron diffraction on a detwinned YBa_{2}Cu_{3}O_{6.6} sample, we here report a distinct a-b anisotropy of the intra-unit-cell magnetic structure factor below T^{⋆}, highlighting that intra-unit-cell order in this material breaks the mirror symmetry of the CuO_{2} bilayers...
March 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297566/instructive-role-of-the-microenvironment-in-preventing-renal-fibrosis
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Kei Matsumoto, Sandhya Xavier, Jun Chen, Yujiro Kida, Mark Lipphardt, Reina Ikeda, Annie Gevertz, Mario Caviris, Antonis K Hatzopoulos, Ivo Kalajzic, James Dutton, Brian B Ratliff, Hong Zhao, Zbygniew Darzynkiewicz, Stefan Rose-John, Michael S Goligorsky
Accumulation of myofibroblasts is a hallmark of renal fibrosis. A significant proportion of myofibroblasts has been reported to originate via endothelial-mesenchymal transition. We initially hypothesized that exposing myofibroblasts to the extract of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) could reverse this transition. Indeed, in vitro treatment of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-activated fibroblasts with EPC extract prevented expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA); however, it did not enhance expression of endothelial markers...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296749/gastrointestinal-involvement-by-mantle-cell-lymphoma-observed-by-endoscopy-a-case-report
#10
De-Ming Li, Yue-Ping Jiang
INTRODUCTION: Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a subtype of non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma, accounting for 6% of all non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The typical appearance of intestinal MCL is multiple lymphomatous polyposis, whereas presentation as protruding lesions is uncommon. We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male patient who was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pains. On endoscopy, submucosal neoplasma were identified in the gastric antrum, the duodenal bulb, and the rectum. On endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) (OLYMPUS EUS EU-ME2, Miniprobe sonography), the lesions were homogeneously hypoechoic and originated from the submucous layer or muscularis mucosa...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296544/the-conduction-system-and-expressions-of-hyperpolarization-activated-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-cation-channel-4-and-connexin43-expressions-in-the-hearts-of-fetal-day-13-mice
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Y Wen, B Li
We investigated the development of the sinus node of the heart conduction system by localizing hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated cation channel 4 (HCN4) and connexin43 (Cx43) in the hearts of fetal day 13 mice. Horizontal serial sections of day 13 whole fetuses were stained by hematoxylin and eosin and immunofluorescence to identify myocardial cells that express HCN4, hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated cation channel 2 (HCN2) and Cx43. Expression levels of HCN4 and Cx43 were determined by quantitative RT-PCR in both fetal day 13 and adult mice...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295500/sperm-dna-methylation-of-h19-imprinted-gene-and-male-infertility
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F Nasri, B Gharesi-Fard, B Namavar Jahromi, M A Farazi-Fard, M Banaei, M Davari, S Ebrahimi, Z Anvar
Infertility affects up to 15% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide, with male factor being detected in 40%-50% of the cases. Proper sperm production is associated with the establishment of appropriate epigenetic marks in developing germ cells. Several studies have demonstrated the association between abnormal spermatogenesis and epigenetic disturbances with the major focus on DNA methylation. Imprinted genes are expressed in a parent-of-origin-specific manner, and the role of their DNA methylation in proper spermatogenesis has been documented recently...
March 15, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294139/imaging-to-study-solid-tumour-origin-and-progression-lessons-from-research-and-clinical-oncology
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REVIEW
Stefania Raimondo, Giovanni Zito
Biomedical imaging in recent decades has clarified our understanding of normal and pathological cellular processes in vivo. In particular, this approach recently provided insights into processes occurring at a molecular or genetic level rather than at the anatomical level. The evolution of this discipline by engineering have led to its integration into biomedical research to (1) increase sensitivity and resolution imaging and to (2) improve tissue and cell specificity. Currently, imaging approaches are used in three different biomedical areas: (a) identification of cellular processes in physiological and disease state, (b) in vivo single cell imaging, and (c) identification of new prognostic and therapeutical strategies...
March 15, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294062/warming-up-to-new-possibilities-with-the-capsaicin-receptor-trpv1-mtor-ampk-and-erythropoietin
#14
Kenneth Maiese
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels are a superfamily of ion channels termed after the trp gene in Drosophila that are diverse in structure and control a wide range of biological functions including cell development and growth, thermal regulation, and vascular physiology. Of significant interest is the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) receptor, also known as the capsaicin receptor and the vanilloid receptor 1, that is a non-selective cation channel sensitive to a host of external stimuli including capsaicin and camphor, venoms, acid/basic pH changes, and temperature...
March 13, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293217/mechanistic-insights-underlying-tolerance-to-acetic-acid-stress-in-vaginal-candida-glabrata-clinical-isolates
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Diana V Cunha, Sara B Salazar, Maria M Lopes, Nuno P Mira
During colonization of the vaginal tract Candida glabrata cells are challenged with the presence of acetic acid at a low pH, specially when dysbiosis occurs. To avoid exclusion from this niche C. glabrata cells are expected to evolve efficient adaptive responses to cope with this stress; however, these responses remain largely uncharacterized, especially in vaginal strains. In this work a cohort of 18 vaginal strains and 2 laboratory strains (CBS138 and KUE100) were phenotyped for their tolerance against inhibitory concentrations of acetic acid at pH 4...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292896/loss-of-lmod1-impairs-smooth-muscle-cytocontractility-and-causes-megacystis-microcolon-intestinal-hypoperistalsis-syndrome-in-humans-and-mice
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Danny Halim, Michael P Wilson, Daniel Oliver, Erwin Brosens, Joke B G M Verheij, Yu Han, Vivek Nanda, Qing Lyu, Michael Doukas, Hans Stoop, Rutger W W Brouwer, Wilfred F J van IJcken, Orazio J Slivano, Alan J Burns, Christine K Christie, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, Alice S Brooks, Dick Tibboel, Suowen Xu, Zheng Gen Jin, Tono Djuwantono, Wei Yan, Maria M Alves, Robert M W Hofstra, Joseph M Miano
Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a congenital visceral myopathy characterized by severe dilation of the urinary bladder and defective intestinal motility. The genetic basis of MMIHS has been ascribed to spontaneous and autosomal dominant mutations in actin gamma 2 (ACTG2), a smooth muscle contractile gene. However, evidence suggesting a recessive origin of the disease also exists. Using combined homozygosity mapping and whole exome sequencing, a genetically isolated family was found to carry a premature termination codon in Leiomodin1 (LMOD1), a gene preferentially expressed in vascular and visceral smooth muscle cells...
March 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292326/immune-mediators-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-of-prostate-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Jinlu Dai, Yi Lu, Hernan Roca, Jill M Keller, Jian Zhang, Laurie K McCauley, Evan T Keller
Prostate cancer tissue is composed of both cancer cells and host cells. The milieu of host components that compose the tumor is termed the tumor microenvironment (TME). Host cells can be those derived from the tissue in which the tumor originates (e.g., fibroblasts and endothelial cells) or those recruited, through chemotactic or other factors, to the tumor (e.g., circulating immune cells). Some immune cells are key players in the TME and represent a large proportion of non-tumor cells found within the tumor...
March 14, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292253/the-adeno-associated-virus-a-safe-and-effective-vehicle-for-liver-specific-gene-therapy-of-inherited-and-non-inherited-diseases
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Kai Yan Mak, Indu G Rajapaksha, Peter W Angus, Chandana B Herath
The first human adeno-associated virus (AAV) was originally discovered in 1960s as a contaminant of adenovirus stocks preparation and thus it had not been of medical interest. Throughout last three decades AAV has gained popularity to be used in gene therapy, mainly due to its replicative defectiveness and lack of pathogenicity in human. In addition, the ability to mediate a stable and long-term expression in both non-dividing and dividing cells with specific tissue tropism makes AAV as one of the most promising candidates for therapeutic gene transfer to treat many genetic as well as non-genetic disorders...
March 14, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290822/-immunological-analysis-of-human-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-ex-vivo-culture-system
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D A Vorobyova, A M Lebedev, M S Vagida, O I Ivanova, E I Felker, V N Gontarenko, A V Shpektor, L B Margolis, E Yu Vasilieva
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: to analyze the dynamics of lymphocytic composition of human atherosclerotic plaques in ex vivo culture system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 15 atherosclerotic plaques obtained from patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy. Plaques were cultured as ring-shaped explants on collagen rafts in culture medium of special composition in CO2 incubator according to the previously developed technique. On day 0, and also on the 4th and 19th days of culture we extracted cells from plaque explants and analyzed B- and T-lymphocytic content of the tissue, as well as the percentage of CD16+ natural killer (NK) cells, using multichromatic flow cytometry...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290821/-detection-of-autoantibodies-against-the-1-adrenergic-receptor-in-the-sera-of-patients-via-the-competitive-cell-based-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay
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A Y Shevelev, M V Kostiukevich, E E Efremov, T N Vlasik, N A Mironova, K A Zykov, N M Kashirina, I B Kuznetsova, T V Sharf, E N Mamochkina, L N Lipatova, M M Peklo, P N Rutkevich, E V Yanushevskaya, I N Rybalkin, O V Stukalova, T A Malkina, M M Belyaeva, T V Kuznetsova, G A Tkachev, L V Zinchenko, E M Gupalo, O Y Agapova, T V Yureneva-Tkhorzhevskaya, A V Rvacheva, M V Sidorova, A S Sadgyan, S N Tereshchenko, S P Golitsyn
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the level of anti-1-adrenergic receptor autoantibodies in patients with ventricular arrhythmias with no signs of organic heart disease and with presence of cardiovascular pathology in comparison with a group of healthy volunteers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 44 patients with ventricular arrhythmias with no signs of organic heart disease ("idiopathic"), 34 patients with diagnosed dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) of inflammatory origin, 35 patients with coronary heart disease and ventricular arrhythmias, 12patients with coronary heart disease with no ventricular arrhythmias, and 19 healthy volunteers (control group)...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
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