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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531876/photofunctionalization-of-dental-zirconia-oxide-surface-modification-to-improve-bio-integration-preserving-crystal-stability
#1
Marco Roy, Alfonso Pompella, Jerzy Kubacki, Adam Piosik, Bronisław Psiuk, Joanna Klimontko, Jacek Szade, Robert A Roy, Wieslaw Hedzelek
The use of zirconium oxide in dental implantology is rapidly increasing as it is regarded as being more aesthetical and biologically friendly than titanium oxide. The interaction of titanium oxide with cells and proteins has proven to be significantly affected by the inevitable atmospheric hydrocarbon contamination, defined as biological ageing. The latter has proven to be effectively reversed by UVC irradiation. Crystal structures of both Zr and Ti oxides are very similar, thus also ZrO2 is prone to contamination by hydrocarbons...
May 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531299/pain-energy-model-of-mobility-limitation-in-the-older-adult
#2
Peter C Coyle, Jennifer A Schrack, Gregory E Hicks
Background. : Chronic pain is prevalent, costly, and disabling among older adults. Although mobility decline is inevitable with aging, it is clear, from current evidence, that older adults with chronic pain experience a greater rate of functional mobility decline than their pain-free peers. Past studies suggest that pain expedites the age-related decline in functional mobility; however, the pathways through which pain affects mobility remain unclear. Gerontological experts hypothesize that the age-related decline in mobility may be driven by alterations in energy expenditure; these concepts are outlined in a model known as the Energetic Pathway of Mobility Loss...
May 22, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531263/in-vivo-dynamics-of-the-cortical-actin-network-revealed-by-fast-scanning-atomic-force-microscopy
#3
Yanshu Zhang, Aiko Yoshida, Nobuaki Sakai, Yoshitsugu Uekusa, Masahiro Kumeta, Shige H Yoshimura
Together with lamellipodia and stress fibers, a dynamic network of actin filaments in the cell cortex plays a major role in the maintenance of cell morphology and motility. In contrast to lamellipodia, which have been well studied in various motile cells, the dynamics of actin filaments in the cell cortex have not yet been clarified due to a lack of proper imaging techniques. Here, we utilized high-speed atomic force microscopy for live-cell imaging and analyzed cortical actin dynamics in living cells. We successfully measured the polymerization rate and the frequency of filament synthesis in living COS-7 cells, and examined the associated effects of various inhibitors and actin-binding proteins...
May 20, 2017: Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530838/an-innovative-high-throughput-screening-approach-for-discovery-of-small-molecules-that-inhibit-tnf-receptors
#4
Chih Hung Lo, Nagamani Vunnam, Andrew K Lewis, Ting-Lan Chiu, Benjamin E Brummel, Tory M Schaaf, Benjamin D Grant, Prachi Bawaskar, David D Thomas, Jonathan N Sachs
Tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1) is a transmembrane receptor that binds tumor necrosis factor or lymphotoxin-alpha and plays a critical role in regulating the inflammatory response. Upregulation of these ligands is associated with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Current treatments reduce symptoms by sequestering free ligands, but this can cause adverse side effects by unintentionally inhibiting ligand binding to off-target receptors. Hence, there is a need for new small molecules that specifically target the receptors, rather than the ligands...
May 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529623/high-expression-of-epha4-predicted-lesser-degree-of-tumor-regression-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer
#5
Ching-Yih Lin, Ying-En Lee, Yu-Feng Tian, Ding-Ping Sun, Ming-Jen Sheu, Chen-Yi Lin, Chien-Feng Li, Sung-Wei Lee, Li-Ching Lin, I-Wei Chang, Chieh-Tien Wang, Hong-Lin He
Background: Numerous transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase pathways have been found to play an important role in tumor progression in some cancers. This study was aimed to evaluate the clinical impact of Eph receptor A4 (EphA4) in patients with rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) combined with mesorectal excision, with special emphasis on tumor regression. Methods: Analysis of the publicly available expression profiling dataset of rectal cancer disclosed that EphA4 was the top-ranking, significantly upregulated, transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase pathway-associated gene in the non-responders to CCRT, compared with the responders...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529384/the-pelskin-project-part-v-towards-the-control-of-the-flow-around-aerofoils-at-high-angle-of-attack-using-a-self-activated-deployable-flap
#6
Marco E Rosti, Laura Kamps, Christoph Bruecker, Mohammad Omidyeganeh, Alfredo Pinelli
During the flight of birds, it is often possible to notice that some of the primaries and covert feathers on the upper side of the wing pop-up under critical flight conditions, such as the landing approach or when stalking their prey (see Fig. 1) . It is often conjectured that the feathers pop up plays an aerodynamic role by limiting the spread of flow separation . A combined experimental and numerical study was conducted to shed some light on the physical mechanism determining the feathers self actuation and their effective role in controlling the flow field in nominally stalled conditions...
2017: Meccanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528990/proteomics-survey-of-solanaceae-family-current-status-and-challenges-ahead
#7
Arindam Ghatak, Palak Chaturvedi, Puneet Paul, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, Randeep Rakwal, Sun Tae Kim, Wolfram Weckwerth, Ravi Gupta
Solanaceae is one of the major economically important families of higher plants and has played a central role in human nutrition since the dawn of human civilization. Therefore, researchers have always been interested in understanding the complex behavior of Solanaceae members to identify key transcripts, proteins or metabolites, which are potentially associated with major traits. Proteomics studies have contributed significantly to understanding the physiology of Solanaceae members. A compilation of all the published reports showed that both gel-based (75%) and gel-free (25%) proteomic technologies have been utilized to establish the proteomes of different tissues, organs, and organelles under normal and adverse environmental conditions...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528972/brand-variation-in-oxidant-production-in-mainstream-cigarette-smoke-carbonyls-and-free-radicals
#8
Samantha M Reilly, Reema Goel, Neil Trushin, Ryan J Elias, Jonathan Foulds, Joshua Muscat, Jason Liao, John P Richie
Oxidative stress/damage resulting from exposure to cigarette smoke plays a critical role in the development of tobacco-caused diseases. Carbonyls and free radicals are two major classes of oxidants in tobacco smoke. There is little information on the combined delivery of these oxidants across different cigarette brands; thus, we set out to measure and compare their levels in mainstream smoke from popular US cigarettes. Mainstream smoke from 28 different cigarette brands produced by smoking (FTC protocol) was analyzed for five important, abundant carbonyls, and levels were compared to previously determined free radical for the same brands...
May 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528917/pazopanib-gw786034-and-cyclophosphamide-in-patients-with-platinum-resistant-recurrent-pre-treated-ovarian-cancer-results-of-the-pacovar-trial
#9
C Dinkic, M Eichbaum, M Schmidt, E M Grischke, G Gebauer, H C Fricke, F Lenz, M Wallwiener, F Marme, A Schneeweiss, C Sohn, J Rom
PURPOSE: The prognosis is poor for patients with recurrent, platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Evidence suggests that antiangiogenic treatment modalities could play a major role in EOC. A combined therapy consisting of the investigational oral antiangiogenic agent pazopanib and metronomic oral cyclophosphamide may offer a well-tolerable treatment option to patients with recurrent, previously treated EOC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was designed as a multicenter phase I trial evaluating the optimal dose as well as activity and tolerability of pazopanib with metronomic cyclophosphamide in the treatment of patients with recurrent, platinum-resistant, previously treated ovarian, peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer...
May 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527703/sperm-oocyte-contact-induces-outside-in-signaling-via-pyk2-activation
#10
Huizhen Wang, Jinping Luo, Carol Carlton, Lynda K McGinnis, William H Kinsey
Fertilization is a multi-step process that begins with plasma membrane interactions that enable sperm - oocyte binding followed by fusion of the sperm and oocyte plasma membranes. Once membrane fusion has occurred, sperm incorporation involves actin remodeling events within the oocyte cortex that allow the sperm head to penetrate the cortical actin layer and gain access to the ooplasm. Despite the significance for reproduction, the control mechanisms involved in gamete binding, fusion, and sperm incorporation are poorly understood...
May 17, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527406/the-relevance-of-ki-calculation-for-bi-substrate-enzymes-illustrated-by-kinetic-evaluation-of-a-novel-lysine-k-acetyltransferase-8-inhibitor
#11
Hannah Wapenaar, Thea van den Bosch, Niek G J Leus, Petra E van der Wouden, Nikolaos Eleftheriadis, Jos Hermans, Gebremedhin Solomon Hailu, Dante Rotili, Antonello Mai, Alexander Dömling, Rainer Bischoff, Hidde J Haisma, Frank J Dekker
Histone acetyltransferases (HATs) are important mediators of epigenetic post-translational modifications of histones that play important roles in health and disease. A disturbance of these modifications can result in disease states, such as cancer or inflammatory diseases. Inhibitors of HATs (HATi) such as lysine (K) acetyltransferase 8 (KAT8), could be used to study the epigenetic processes in diseases related to these enzymes or to investigate HATs as therapeutic targets. However, the development of HATi is challenged by the difficulties in kinetic characterization of HAT enzymes and their inhibitors to enable calculation of a reproducible inhibitory potency...
May 5, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526839/fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy-reveals-a-cooperative-unfolding-of-monomeric-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-with-a-low-gibbs-free-energy
#12
Mario Schneider, Stefan Walta, Chris Cadek, Walter Richtering, Dieter Willbold
The amyloid-beta peptide (Aβ) plays a major role in the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Due to its high toxicity, the 42 amino acid long isoform Aβ42 has become of considerable interest. The Aβ42 monomer is prone to aggregation down to the nanomolar range which makes conventional structural methods such as NMR or X-ray crystallography infeasible. Conformational information, however, will be helpful to understand the different aggregation pathways reported in the literature and will allow to identify potential conditions that favour aggregation-incompetent conformations...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526446/thymoquinone-exerts-neuroprotective-effect-in-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#13
Seyedeh Shohreh Ebrahimi, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Esmael Izadpanah, Kambiz Hassanzadeh
Oxidative stress plays an important role in both the initiation and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Rotenone, an environmental toxin, induces oxidative stress and impact mitochondrial dynamics, including fission and fusion. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been reported to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics in vitro and in vivo. TQ scavenges free radicals so prevents cell damage against oxidative agents. To evaluate the efficacy of TQ in the management of PD, male Wistar rats (8-10 months) received rotenone...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526445/the-effectiveness-of-adhesives-on-the-retention-of-mandibular-free-end-saddle-partial-dentures-an-in-vitro-study
#14
Daniel Quiney, Wayne Nishio Ayre, Paul Milward
OBJECTIVES: Existing in vitro methods for testing denture adhesives do not fully replicate the complex oral geometries and environment; and in vivo methods are qualitative, prone to bias and not easily reproducible. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel, quantitative and more accurate model to test the effect of adhesives on the retentive force of mandibular free end saddle partial dentures. METHODS: An in vitro model was developed based on an anatomically accurate cast of a clinical case...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526415/lnk-deficiency-aggregates-palmitate-induced-preadipocyte-apoptosis
#15
Jie-Yi Du, Chen-Chen Jin, Guo-Hao Wang, Xiong-Qing Huang, Jian-Ding Cheng, Xue-Jun Wen, Xiao-Miao Zhao, Guan-Lei Wang
LNK (SH2B3) is an intracellular adaptor protein that negatively regulates cellular proliferation or self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells and some other progenitor cells. LNK is also recognized as a key regulator of insulin resistance and inflammatory responses in several tissues and organs. It is unknown the function of LNK in adipose tissue. We previously demonstrated that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mouse model had elevated serum free fatty acids (FFAs) levels and increased preadipocyte apoptosis in visceral fat tissue, showing the occurrence of lipotoxicity...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526383/effect-of-magnesium-supplementation-on-insulin-resistance-in-humans-a-systematic-review
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Jennifer Beatriz Silva Morais, Juliana Soares Severo, Geórgia Rosa Reis de Alencar, Ana Raquel Soares de Oliveira, Kyria Jayanne Clímaco Cruz, Dilina do Nascimento Marreiro, Betânia de Jesus E Silva de Almendra Freitas, Cecília Maria Resende de Carvalho, Maria do Carmo de Carvalho E Martins, Karoline de Macedo Gonçalves Frota
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have demonstrated that minerals play a role in glucose metabolism disorders in humans. Magnesium, in particular, is an extensively studied mineral that has been shown to function in the management of hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, and insulin resistance (IR) action. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of magnesium supplementation on IR in humans via systematic review of the available clinical trials. METHODS: This review was conducted in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) recommendations...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525903/polymorphisms-in-methotrexate-transporters-and-their-relationship-to-plasma-methotrexate-levels-toxicity-of-high-dose-methotrexate-and-outcome-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
Shu-Guang Liu, Chao Gao, Rui-Dong Zhang, Xiao-Xi Zhao, Lei Cui, Wei-Jing Li, Zhen-Ping Chen, Zhi-Xia Yue, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Min-Yuan Wu, Jian-Xiang Wang, Zhi-Gang Li, Hu-Yong Zheng
High-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) plays an important role in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) although there is great inter-patient variability in the efficacy and toxicity of MTX. The relationship between polymorphisms in genes encoding MTX transporters and MTX response is controversial. In the present study, 322 Chinese children with standard- and intermediate-risk ALL were genotyped for 12 polymorphisms. SLCO1B1 rs10841753 showed a significant association with plasma MTX levels at 48 h (P = 0...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525899/the-prognostic-value-of-long-noncoding-rnas-in-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Weijie Ma, Xi Chen, Lu Ding, Jianhong Ma, Wei Jing, Tian Lan, Haseeb Sattar, Yongchang Wei, Fuling Zhou, Yufeng Yuan
The abnormally expressed LncRNAs played irreplaceable roles in the prognosis of prostate cancer (PCa). Therefore, we conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the association between the expression of LncRNAs, prognosis and clinicopathology of PCa. 18 eligible studies were recruited into our analysis, including 18 on prognosis and 9 on clinicopathological features. Results indicated that aberrant expression of LncRNAs was significantly associated with biochemical recurrence-free survival (BCR-FS) (HR = 1...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525642/dynamics-of-sequestration-based-gene-regulatory-cascades
#19
Tatenda Shopera, William R Henson, Tae Seok Moon
Gene regulatory cascades are ubiquitous in biology. Because regulatory cascades are integrated within complex networks, their quantitative analysis is challenging in native systems. Synthetic biologists have gained quantitative insights into the properties of regulatory cascades by building simple circuits, but sequestration-based regulatory cascades remain relatively unexplored. Particularly, it remains unclear how the cascade components collectively control the output dynamics. Here, we report the construction and quantitative analysis of the longest sequestration-based cascade in Escherichia coli...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525365/the-clinical-utility-and-outcomes-of-microwave-ablation-for-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases
#20
Pengyuan Song, Lijun Sheng, Yahong Sun, Yuji An, Ya Guo, Yafei Zhang
In recent years, the microwave ablation (MWA) has been reported to play an important role in the treatment of patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). In this work, 62 cases of patients who received MWA for liver metastases from colon or rectal cancer between Jan 2012 and Jan 2014 were enrolled in this trial. 28 underwent MWA, and 34 were treated with liver resection as control. Perioperative and 60 months of follow-up data were collected to analyze potential adverse effects, concurrent conditions and survival status...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
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