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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526811/proteomic-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-from-children-with-central-nervous-system-tumors-identifies-candidate-proteins-relating-to-tumor-metastatic-spread
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Filippo Spreafico, Italia Bongarzone, Sara Pizzamiglio, Ruben Magni, Elena Taverna, Maida De Bortoli, Chiara M Ciniselli, Elena Barzanò, Veronica Biassoni, Alessandra Luchini, Lance A Liotta, Weidong Zhou, Michele Signore, Paolo Verderio, Maura Massimino
Central nervous system (CNS) tumors are the most common solid tumors in childhood. Since the sensitivity of combined cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology and radiological neuroimaging in detecting meningeal metastases remains relatively low, we sought to characterize the CSF proteome of patients with CSF tumors to identify biomarkers predictive of metastatic spread. CSF samples from 27 children with brain tumors and 13 controls (extra-CNS non-Hodgkin lymphoma) were processed using core-shell hydrogel nanoparticles, and analyzed with reverse-phase liquid chromatography/electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524260/presence-of-ethanol-sensitive-glycine-receptors-in-medium-spiny-neurons-in-the-mouse-nucleus-accumbens
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B Förstera, B Muñoz, M K Lobo, R Chandra, D M Lovinger, L G Aguayo
Alcohol abuse causes major social, economic and health-related problems worldwide. Alcohol, like other drugs of abuse, increases levels of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, facilitating behavioural reinforcement and substance abuse. Previous studies suggested that glycine receptors (GlyRs) are involved in the regulation of accumbal dopamine levels. Here, we investigated the presence of GlyRs in accumbal dopamine receptor medium spiny neurons (MSNs) of C57BL/6J mice, analyzing mRNA expression-levels and immunoreactivity of GlyR subunits, as well as ethanol sensitivity...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521605/chemoenzymatic-synthesis-and-characterization-of-n-glycolylneuraminic-acid-carrying-sialoglycopolypeptides-as-effective-inhibitors-against-equine-influenza-virus-hemagglutination
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Makoto Ogata, Ami Koizumi, Tadamune Otsubo, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Mao Sakamoto, Rena Aita, Tatsuya Kato, Enoch Y Park, Takashi Yamanaka, Kazuya I P J Hidari
A series of novel sialoglycopolypeptides carrying N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc)-containing trisaccharides having α(2 → 3)- and α(2 → 6)-linkages in the side chains of γ-polyglutamic acid (γ-PGA) were designed as competitive inhibitors against equine influenza viruses (EIV), which critically recognize the Neu5Gc residue for receptor binding. Using horse red blood cells (HRBC) we successfully evaluated the binding activity of the multivalent Neu5Gc ligands to both equine and canine influenza viruses in the hemagglutination inhibition (HI) assay...
May 18, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514082/universal-label-free-in-process-quantification-of-influenza-virus-like-particles
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Sofia B Carvalho, Mafalda G Moleirinho, David Wheatley, John Welsh, René Gantier, Paula M Alves, Cristina Peixoto, Manuel J T Carrondo
Virus-like particles (VLPs) are becoming established as vaccines, in particular for influenza pandemics, increasing the interest in the development of VLPs manufacturing bioprocess. However, for complex VLPs, the analytical tools used for quantification are not yet able to keep up with the bioprocess progress. Currently, quantification for Influenza relies on traditional methods: hemagglutination assay or Single Radial Immunodiffusion. These analytical technologies are time-consuming, cumbersome, and not supportive of efficient downstream process development and monitoring...
May 17, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507504/effects-of-%C3%AE-2a-adrenoceptors-on-norepinephrine-secretion-from-the-locus-coeruleus-during-chronic-stress-induced-depression
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Bin Wang, Ying Wang, Qiong Wu, Hong-Ping Huang, Shao Li
Chronic stressors can often lead to the development of psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety. The locus coeruleus (LC) is a stress sensitive brain region located in the pons, with noradrenergic neurons that project to the hypothalamus, especially the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus. The purpose of this paper is to better understand how alpha 2A-adrenoceptors (α2A-ARs) and LC-hypothalamus noradrenergic system participate in the pathophysiological mechanism of depression. In vivo norepinephrine (NE) release in the PVN triggered by electrical stimulation in the LC was detected with carbon fiber electrodes in depression model of rats induced by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507032/%C3%AE-2-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-influence-hippocampus-dependent-learning-and-memory-in-adolescent-mice
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Shahrdad Lotfipour, Celina Mojica, Sakura Nakauchi, Marcela Lipovsek, Sarah Silverstein, Jesse Cushman, James Tirtorahardjo, Andrew Poulos, Ana Belén Elgoyhen, Katumi Sumikawa, Michael S Fanselow, Jim Boulter
The absence of α2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in oriens lacunosum moleculare (OLM) GABAergic interneurons ablate the facilitation of nicotine-induced hippocampal CA1 long-term potentiation and impair memory. The current study delineated whether genetic mutations of α2* nAChRs (Chrna2(L9'S/L9'S) and Chrna2(KO)) influence hippocampus-dependent learning and memory and CA1 synaptic plasticity. We substituted a serine for a leucine (L9'S) in the α2 subunit (encoded by the Chrna2 gene) to make a hypersensitive nAChR...
June 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502901/neuraminidase-activity-of-blue-eye-disease-porcine-rubulavirus-specificity-affinity-and-inhibition-studies
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Gerardo Santos-López, María T Borraz-Argüello, Luis Márquez-Domínguez, Juan Carlos Flores-Alonso, Humberto Ramírez-Mendoza, Bernard Priem, Sébastien Fort, Verónica Vallejo-Ruiz, Julio Reyes-Leyva, Irma Herrera-Camacho
Porcine rubulavirus (PorPV), also known as La Piedad Michoacan Virus (LPMV) causes encephalitis and reproductive failure in newborn and adult pigs, respectively. The hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) glycoprotein is the most exposed and antigenic of the virus proteins. HN plays central roles in PorPV infection; i.e., it recognizes sialic acid-containing cell receptors that mediate virus attachment and penetration; in addition, its neuraminidase (sialic acid releasing) activity has been proposed as a virulence factor...
May 6, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500669/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-signalling-is-influenced-by-follistatin-288-but-not-fourteen-other-transforming-growth-factor-beta-superfamily-regulators
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Yui Kawagishi, Michael W Pankhurst, Yoshio Nakatani, Ian S McLennan
The hypothesis that, in contrast to other Transforming growth factor-beta (TGFβ) superfamily ligands, the dose-response curve of Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is unmodulated was tested by examining whether known TGFB superfamily modulators affect AMH signalling, using a P19/BRE luciferase reporter assay. AMHC and AMHN,C activated the reporter with an EC50 of approximately 0.5 nM. Follistatins (FS) produced concentration-dependent increases in AMHC - and AMHN,C -inidiated reporter activity, with FS288 being more potent than FS315; however, the maximum bioactivity of AMH was not altered by either follistatin...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499695/dapagliflozin-modulates-glucagon-secretion-in-an-sglt2-independent-manner-in-murine-alpha-cells
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A Solini, G Sebastiani, L Nigi, E Santini, C Rossi, F Dotta
AIM: SGLT2 inhibitors reduce renal glucose uptake through an insulin-independent mechanism. They also increase glucagon concentration, although the extent to which this is due to a direct effect on pancreatic alpha cells remains unclear. METHODS: In the present work, αTC1 cells treated with the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin (Dapa) were analyzed for glucose transporters, molecular mediators of hormone secretion, glucagon and GLP-1 release, and the effects of somatostatin...
May 9, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499312/evidence-for-the-involvement-of-monoaminergic-pathways-in-the-antidepressant-like-activity-of-cymbopogon-citratus-in-mice
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Solomon Umukoro, Somtochukwu I Ogboh, Osarume Omorogbe, Abdul-Lateef A Adekeye, Matthew O Olatunde
Objectives Depression is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder, which affects the quality of life of the sufferers and treatment approach is associated with serious adverse effects and sometimes therapeutic failures. Cymbopogon citratus leaf (CC) has been reported to exert anti-depressant effect but its mechanism of action is yet to be elucidated hence, the need for this study. Methods The anti-depressant-like effect of Cymbopogon citratus aqueous leaf was evaluated using forced swim test (FST), tail suspension test (TST) and yohimbine-induced lethality test (YLT) in aggregated mice...
May 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483674/the-postnatal-5-ht1a-receptor-regulates-adult-anxiety-and-depression-differently-via-multiple-molecules
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Chihiro Ishikawa, Takashi Shiga
Serotonin (5-HT) and the 5-HT1A receptor during development are known to modulate anxiety and depression in later life. However, the brain mechanisms linking the postnatal 5-HT system and adult behavior remain unknown. Here, we examined the effects of pharmacological 5-HT1A receptor activation during the postnatal period on anxiety and depression-like behavior in adult BALB/c male mice. To elucidate the underlying mechanisms, we measured mRNA expression of the 5-HT1A receptor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), GABAA receptor subunits, and AMPA receptor subunits in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), amygdala, and hippocampus...
May 5, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480811/changes-in-brain-activation-during-sedation-induced-by-dexmedetomidine
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Won-Ho Kim, Dongrae Cho, Boreom Lee, Jae-Jin Song, Teo Jeon Shin
Objective Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has been widely used as a sedative, acting as an α2-adrenergic agonist on autoreceptors, presynaptic receptors and postsynaptic receptors without risk of respiratory depression. Although consciousness impairment is closely related to disturbances of brain function in different frequency bands, the time-varying DEX effects on cortical activity in specific frequency bands has not yet been studied. Methods We used electroencephalography (EEG) to analyse differences in cerebral cortex activity between the awake and sedated states, using electromagnetic tomography (standardized low resolution electromagnetic tomography (sLORETA)) to localize multiple channel scalp recordings of cerebral electric activity to specific brain regions...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479215/local-injection-to-sciatic-nerve-of-dex-reduces-pain-behaviors-sgcs-activation-ngf-expression-and-sympathetic-sprouting-in-cci-rats
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Jing-Ru Wu, Hui Chen, Deng-Xin Zhang, Kai Jiang, Ying-Ying Yao, Ming-Ming Zhang, Bo Zhou, Jie Wang
Neuropathic pain has become an intractable health threat, with its profound effect on quality of life. Dorsal root ganglia (DRG) is evidenced to play a crucial role in neuropathic pain. The peripheral nociceptive afferents seem to be essential not only to initiate the process of neuropathic pain, but also to maintain and modulate it. Dexmedetomidine (DEX), a highly selective agonist of α2-adrenergic receptor (α2-AR), has provided significant analgesia in neuropathic pain. In the present study, we found that local injection to sciatic nerve of DEX alleviated heat hypersensitivity induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI)...
May 4, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477344/artocarpin-enriched-artocarpus-altilis-heartwood-extract-protects-against-uvb-induced-mechanical-damage-in-dermal-fibroblasts
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Narisara Tiraravesit, Philippe Humbert, Sophie Robin, Marion Tissot, Céline Viennet, Jarupa Viyoch
Ultraviolet B radiation has a negative effect on the mechanical properties of the dermis and on the activities of resident fibroblasts, including the disorganization and fragmentation of the dermal extracellular matrix (ECM). It induces alterations in cytoskeleton structure, motility and the contractile forces of the fibroblasts. The present study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of Artocarpus altilis heartwood extract on the mechanical properties of ultraviolet B-irradiated fibroblasts. Human skin fibroblasts were pretreated with 50 μg/mL artocarpin-enriched extract for 48 h and later irradiated with ultraviolet B at 200 mJ/cm(2) ...
May 6, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473713/structure-aided-design-of-a-neu5gc-specific-lectin
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Christopher J Day, Adrienne W Paton, Melanie A Higgins, Lucy K Shewell, Freda E-C Jen, Benjamin L Schulz, Brock P Herdman, James C Paton, Michael P Jennings
Subtilase cytotoxin (SubAB) of Escherichia coli is an AB5 class bacterial toxin. The pentameric B subunit (SubB) binds the cellular carbohydrate receptor, α2-3-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc). Neu5Gc is not expressed on normal human cells, but is expressed by cancer cells. Elevated Neu5Gc has been observed in breast, ovarian, prostate, colon and lung cancer. The presence of Neu5Gc is prognostically important, and correlates with invasiveness, metastasis and tumour grade. Neu5Gc binding by SubB suggests that it may have utility as a diagnostic tool for the detection Neu5Gc tumor antigens...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472809/developmental-changes-in-expression-of-gabaa-receptor-subunits-%C3%AE-1-%C3%AE-2-and-%C3%AE-3-in-the-pig-brain
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Stephanie M Miller, Viskasari P Kalanjati, Paul B Colditz, Stella Tracey Björkman
GABA is a major neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain. In the mature brain GABA exerts inhibitory actions via the GABAA receptor (GABAAR); however, in the immature brain GABA provides much of the excitatory drive. We examined the expression of 3 predominant GABAA α-subunit proteins in the pig brain at various pre- and postnatal ages. Brain tissue was collected from piglets born via caesarean section at preterm ages 91, 97, 100, and 104 days' gestational age (GA), at term equivalent (114 days' GA, caesarean section) and at term, postnatal day 0 (P0) (spontaneous delivery, term = 115 days)...
May 5, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470757/osteocytes-acidify-their-microenvironment-in-response-to-pthrp-in-vitro-and-in-lactating-mice-in-vivo
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Katharina Jähn, Shilpa Kelkar, Hong Zhao, Yixia Xie, LeAnn M Tiede-Lewis, Vladimir Dusevich, Sarah L Dallas, Lynda F Bonewald
Osteocytes appear to mobilize calcium within minutes in response to PTH injections and we have previously shown that osteocytes remove their perilacunar matrix during lactation through activation of the PTH type 1 receptor. Mechanisms utilized by osteocytes to mobilize calcium are unknown but we hypothesized that the molecular components may be similar to those used by osteoclasts. Here we show, using IDG-SW3 cells that ATP6V0D2, an essential component of vacuolar ATPase in osteoclasts, and other genes associated with osteoclastic bone resorption increase with osteoblast to osteocyte differentiation...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459610/3-3-diindolylmethane-suppresses-adipogenesis-using-ampk%C3%AE-dependent-mechanism-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Jihye Lee, Yiren Yue, Yeonhwa Park, Seong-Ho Lee
3,3'-diindolylmethane is a major in vivo metabolite of indole-3-carbinol, a bioactive compound found in cruciferous vegetables. Although 3,3'-diindolylmethane has been implicated to possess antitumorigenic and anti-inflammatory properties, the effect of 3,3'-diindolylmethane on adipogenesis has not been explored previously. Thus, the present study was conducted to determine if 3,3'-diindolylmethane affects adipogenesis using 3T3-L1 adipocytes and Caenorhabditis elegans. Treatment of 3,3'-diindolylmethane significantly reduced fat accumulation without affecting viability in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456311/cross-resistance-pattern-and-basis-of-resistance-in-a-thiamethoxam-resistant-strain-of-aphis-gossypii-glover
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Xiang Wei, Yiou Pan, Xuecheng Xin, Chao Zheng, Xiwu Gao, Jinghui Xi, Qingli Shang
A thiamethoxam-resistant strain of cotton aphid (ThR) displayed a 13.79-fold greater resistance to thiamethoxam than a susceptible cotton aphid (SS) strain. Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and triphenyl phosphate (TPP) synergistically increased the toxicity of thiamethoxam in the resistant strain, whereas diethyl maleate (DEM) did not exhibit significant synergistic effects. Bioassay results indicated that the ThR strain developed increased levels of cross-resistance to bifenthrin (11.71 fold), cyfluthrin (17.90 fold), esfenvalerate (6...
May 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455782/rpc4046-a-novel-anti-interleukin-13-antibody-blocks-il-13-binding-to-il-13-%C3%AE-1-and-%C3%AE-2-receptors-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-dose-escalation-first-in-human-study
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Catherine S Tripp, Carolyn Cuff, Andrew L Campbell, Barbara A Hendrickson, Jeff Voss, Terry Melim, Chengbin Wu, Andrew D Cherniack, Kenneth Kim
INTRODUCTION: A unique anti-interleukin (IL)-13 monoclonal antibody, RPC4046, was generated on the basis of differential IL-13 receptor (R) blockade as assessed in a murine asthma model; the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of RPC4046 were evaluated in a first-in-human study. METHODS: Anti-IL-13 antibodies with varying receptor blocking specificity were evaluated in the ovalbumin-induced murine asthma model. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-escalation first-in-human study (NCT00986037) was conducted with RPC4046 in healthy adults and patients with mild to moderate controlled asthma...
April 28, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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