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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636459/inhibition-of-fusarium-solani-infection-in-murine-keratocytes-by-lactobacillus-salivarius-ssp-salivarius-jcm1231-culture-filtrate-in-vitro
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Jianzhang Hu, Fang Chen, Tong Kan, Hua Zhuang, Jingjin Zhang, Xiaoli Han
PURPOSE: To explore the inhibitory activity of Lactobacillus salivarius ssp. salivarius JCM1231 (L. salivarius JCM1231) culture filtrate against Fusarium solani (F. solani) and its effects on murine keratocytes (MKs) infected with F. solani. METHODS: L. salivarius JCM1231 was cultured in an anaerobic incubator for 24 h, and the L. salivarius culture filtrate (LSCF) was prepared .The antifungal activity of L. salivarius JCM1231 against F. solani was determined with a plate overlay assay, agar diffusion assay, and conidial germination inhibition test...
June 21, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630464/rapid-monoisotopic-cisplatin-based-barcoding-for-multiplexed-mass-cytometry
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Ryan L McCarthy, Duncan H Mak, Jared K Burks, Michelle C Barton
Mass cytometry presents an exceptional opportunity to interrogate the biology of highly heterogeneous cell populations, owing to the ability to collect highly parametric proteomic data at a single cell level. However, sample-to-sample variability, due to antibody staining and/or instrument sensitivity, can introduce substantial artifacts into the data, which can in turn lead to erroneous conclusions. This variability can be eliminated by sample barcoding which enables samples to be pooled, stained and run simultaneously...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628644/targeting-multiple-pro-apoptotic-signaling-pathways-with-curcumin-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Mariela Rivera, Yanilda Ramos, Madeline Rodríguez-Valentín, Sheila López-Acevedo, Luis A Cubano, Jin Zou, Qiang Zhang, Guangdi Wang, Nawal M Boukli
Curcumin, an extract from the turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa), is known to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemopreventive and antitumoral activities against aggressive and recurrent cancers. Accumulative data indicate that curcumin may induce cancer cell death. However, the detailed mechanism underlying its pro-apoptotic and anti-cancer effects remains to be elucidated. In the present study, we examined the signaling pathways triggered by curcumin, specifically, the exact molecular mechanisms of curcumin-induced apoptosis in highly metastatic human prostate cancer cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624468/fish-mass-immunization-against-virus-with-recombinant-spiny-bacterins
#4
Julio Coll
Bacterins obtained from recombinant bacteria displaying heterologous antigens in its surface coded by prokaryotic rather than eukaryotic expression plasmids (here called "spiny" bacterins or spinycterins), have been used to increase fish immunogenicity of recombinant viral protein fragments. To explore their immunogenicity, five bacterial-specific membrane anchor-motifs characterized in the literature (Nmistic, Mistic, NTD, YAIN and YBEL) were genetically fused to the immunorelevant cystein-free 117 amino acid fragment II from the ORF149 of cyprinid herpes virus 3 (frgIICyHV3)...
June 15, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620836/sox2-immunity-and-tissue-resident-memory-in-children-and-young-adults-with-glioma
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Juan C Vasquez, Anita Huttner, Lin Zhang, Asher Marks, Amy Chan, Joachim M Baehring, Kristopher T Kahle, Kavita M Dhodapkar
Therapies targeting immune checkpoints are effective in tumors with a high mutation burden that express multiple neo-antigens. However, glial tumors including those seen in children carry fewer mutations and there is an unmet need to identify new antigenic targets of anti-tumor immunity. SOX2 is an embryonal stem cell antigen implicated in the biology of glioma initiating cells. Expression of SOX2 by pediatric glial tumors and the capacity of the immune system in these patients to recognize SOX2 has not been previously studied...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611767/natural-killer-defective-maturation-is-associated-with-adverse-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Anne-Sophie Chretien, Cyril Fauriat, Florence Orlanducci, Claire Galseran, Jerome Rey, Gaelle Bouvier Borg, Emmanuel Gautherot, Samuel Granjeaud, Jean-François Hamel-Broza, Clemence Demerle, Norbert Ifrah, Catherine Lacombe, Pascale Cornillet-Lefebvre, Jacques Delaunay, Antoine Toubert, Emilie Gregori, Herve Luche, Marie Malissen, Christine Arnoulet, Jacques A Nunes, Norbert Vey, Daniel Olive
Accumulating evidence highlights natural killer (NK) cell parameters as potential prognostic factors in cancer patients, which provides a strong rationale for developing therapeutic strategies aiming at restoring NK cell. However, reaching this point warrants better characterization of tumor-induced NK cell alterations. Our group recently reported heterogeneous NK maturation in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. However, the clinical significance of such observations remained to be assessed on a larger cohort of patients...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602618/heavy-metal-to-rock-the-immune-infiltrate
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Lorenzo Galluzzi, Takahiro Yamazaki, Sandra Demaria
Two resource articles recently published in Cell demonstrate that the elevated phenotypic complexity of the immune infiltrate in human lung adenocarcinomas and renal cell carcinomas can be reliably dissected with mass cytometry. These findings may pave the way to a new era of precision cancer immunotherapy.
June 8, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601907/high-glucose-increases-the-formation-and-pro-oxidative-activity-of-endothelial-microparticles
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Dylan Burger, Maddison Turner, Fengxia Xiao, Mercedes N Munkonda, Shareef Akbari, Kevin D Burns
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Individuals with diabetes exhibit increases in circulating endothelial microparticles (eMPs, also referred to as endothelial microvesicles), which are associated with endothelial dysfunction and a heightened risk of cardiovascular complications. We have shown that eMPs are markers and mediators of vascular injury although their role in diabetes is unclear. We hypothesised that the composition and biological activity of eMPs are altered in response to high glucose exposure...
June 10, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600866/bone-mass-is-compromised-by-the-chemotherapeutic-trabectedin-in-association-with-effects-on-osteoblasts-and-macrophage-efferocytosis
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Benjamin P Sinder, Laura Zweifler, Amy J Koh, Megan N Michalski, Lorenz C Hofbauer, Jose Ignacio Aguirre, Hernan Roca, Laurie K McCauley
Macrophages have established roles supporting bone formation. Despite their professional phagocytic nature, the role of macrophage phagocytosis in bone homeostasis is not well understood. Interestingly, apoptosis is a pivotal feature of cellular regulation and the primary fate of osteoblasts is apoptosis. Efferocytosis (phagocytosis of apoptotic cells) is a key physiologic process for the homeostasis of many tissues, and is associated with expression of osteoinductive factors. To test effects of macrophage depletion and compromised phagocytosis on bone, 16 wk old male C57BL/6J mice were treated with trabectedin - a chemotherapeutic with established anti-macrophage effects...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598107/-the-antitumor-effects-of-fisetin-on-ovarian-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yi-Bo Meng, Chao Xiao, Xin-Lian Chen, Peng Bai, Yuan Yao, He Wang, Xue Xiao
OBJECTIVES: We attempted to survey the inhibit effect of fisetin with human ovarian cancer cell line SKOV3 and the xenograft and the mechanism of the effect. METHODS: The ovarian cancer cell line SKOV3 treated by fisetin were observed directly under the transmission electronmicroscope (TEM);MTT assay was used to determine cell viability.Flow cytometry was used to analyze the apoptosis in ovarian cancer cell line SKOV3.In addition,we established an ovarian cancer athymicnude rat model...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596814/enhancement-of-mitochondrial-transfer-by-antioxidants-in-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Chia-Jung Li, Po-Kong Chen, Li-Yi Sun, Cheng-Yoong Pang
Excessive reactive oxygen species is the major component of a harsh microenvironment after ischemia/reperfusion injury in human tissues. Combined treatment of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) and L-ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AAP) promoted the growth of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and suppressed oxidative stress-induced cell death by enhancing mitochondrial integrity and function in vitro. In this study, we aimed to determine whether NAC and AAP (termed MCA) could enhance the therapeutic potential of hMSCs...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596372/human-blood-monocyte-subsets-a-new-gating-strategy-defined-using-cell-surface-markers-identified-by-mass-cytometry
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Graham D Thomas, Anouk A J Hamers, Catherine Nakao, Paola Marcovecchio, Angela M Taylor, Chantel McSkimming, Anh Tram Nguyen, Coleen A McNamara, Catherine C Hedrick
OBJECTIVE: Human monocyte subsets are defined as classical (CD14(++)CD16(-)), intermediate (CD14(++)CD16(+)), and nonclassical (CD14(+)CD16(+)). Alterations in monocyte subset frequencies are associated with clinical outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, in which circulating intermediate monocytes independently predict cardiovascular events. However, delineating mechanisms of monocyte function is hampered by inconsistent results among studies. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We use cytometry by time-of-flight mass cytometry to profile human monocytes using a panel of 36 cell surface markers...
June 8, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595067/pentapeptides-for-the-treatment-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-optimisation-by-n-ind-alkyl-modification-of-the-tryptophan-side-chain
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Osama Haitham Abusara, Sally Freeman, Harmesh Singh Aojula
The pentapeptide, tert-Prenyl(4th)-NH2 (DMePhe-DTrp-Phe-DTrp(N-tert-prenyl)-Leu-NH2), has recently been reported by our group to exhibit properties of substance P (SP) antagonist G against small cell lung cancer (SCLC). In this study, we undertook a systematic structure activity investigation to optimise this lead compound to improve its in vitro anti-tumour activity and biocompatibility. A series of d-tryptophan (D-Trp) derivatives were synthesised, with a range of aliphatic N-alkyl chains (methyl to pentyl) on the indole nitrogen (N(ind))...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587399/cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-activities-of-black-widow-spiderling-extract-against-hela-cells
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Xiaozhen Peng, Zhipan Dai, Qian Lei, Long Liang, Shuai Yan, Xianchun Wang
Black widow spiders contain toxic components not only in the venom glands but also in other parts of the spider body, including the legs and abdomen. Additionally, both the eggs and newborn spiderlings of the black widow spider contain venom. It is important to investigate their potential effects on cancer cells. In the present study, the effects of newborn black widow spiderling extract on human HeLa cells were evaluated in vitro. When applied at different concentrations, the total extract decreased HeLa cell viability in a dose-dependent manner, with an IC50 value of 158 µg/ml...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578659/rapamycin-mtorc1-inhibitor-reduces-the-production-of-lactate-and-2-hydroxyglutarate-oncometabolites-in-idh1-mutant-fibrosarcoma-cells
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Zoltán Hujber, Gábor Petővári, Norbert Szoboszlai, Titanilla Dankó, Noémi Nagy, Csilla Kriston, Ildikó Krencz, Sándor Paku, Olivér Ozohanics, László Drahos, András Jeney, Anna Sebestyén
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies concluded that oncometabolites (e.g. D-2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) related to mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) and lactate) have tumour promoting potential. Regulatory mechanisms implicated in the maintenance of oncometabolite production have great interest. mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) orchestrates different pathways, influences cellular growth and metabolism. Considering hyperactivation of mTOR in several malignancies, the question has been addressed whether mTOR operates through controlling of oncometabolite accumulation in metabolic reprogramming...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573821/overexpression-of-the-human-antigen-r-suppresses-the-immediate-paradoxical-proliferation-of-melanoma-cell-subpopulations-in-response-to-suboptimal-braf-inhibition
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Marylise Fernandez, Hedwig Sutterlüty-Fall, Christoph Schwärzler, Sylvain Lemeille, Wolf-Henning Boehncke, Rastine Merat
Tumor plasticity and the heterogeneous response of melanoma cells to targeted therapies are major limits for the long-term efficacy of this line of therapy. Targeting tumor plasticity is theoretically possible through the modulation of the expression of RNA-binding proteins which can affect many different compensatory mechanisms of the adaptive response of malignant cells to targeted therapies. Human antigen R (HuR) is a modulator of gene expression and a transacting factor in the mRNA-processing machinery used in the cell stress response, and is a potential target for reducing tumor plasticity...
June 1, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569167/increased-serum-concentrations-of-il-1-beta-il-21-and-th17-cells-in-overweight-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hirofumi Shoda, Yasuo Nagafuchi, Yumi Tsuchida, Keiichi Sakurai, Shuji Sumitomo, Keishi Fujio, Kazuhiko Yamamoto
BACKGROUNDS: Obesity is associated with worse disease activity and drug responses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the immunological mechanisms responsible for the relationship between RA and obesity have not yet been clarified in detail. This study aimed to elucidate the immunological mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of RA in overweight patients. METHODS: The frequencies of CD4(+) T cell, B cell and monocyte subsets were analyzed in RA (n = 81) and healthy donors (n = 99) by flow cytometry, and were compared between three groups (body mass index (BMI) <20,  ≥20 to 25, >25)...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560621/lymphocytes-as-biomarkers-of-therapeutic-response-in-rheumatic-autoimmune-diseases-is-it-a-realistic-goal
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REVIEW
Kristina Schreiber, Gaetane Nocturne, Divi Cornec, Claire I Daïen
Many therapies are available for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) while biological therapies have limited effects in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). In both cases, biomarkers predicting drug response would be very useful to guide clinicians in their choice. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the value of lymphocyte phenotyping as a marker of therapeutic response. Of the 1063 articles retrieved, 39 fulfilled inclusion criteria and were included in the present review (25 for RA, 10 for SLE, and 4 for pSS)...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547984/two-neoplasms-rich-in-small-lymphocytes-b1b2-thymoma-and-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-intermingled-in-one-tumor-mass-a-case-report
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Malgorzata Szolkowska, Renata Langfort, Sebastian Winiarski, Jacek Zaremba, Monika Prochorec-Sobieszek, Grzegorz Rymkiewicz, Piotr Jaskiewicz, Dariusz M Kowalski
We present a case of a 52-year-old man with myasthenia gravis and a mediastinal tumor who was admitted to our hospital for surgical treatment. The pathologic examination of the resected tumor revealed a very rare case of a collision tumor: a B1B2 thymoma and a small lymphocytic lymphoma. Flow cytometry of the peripheral blood revealed the presence of a small number of leukemic cells. After postoperative irradiation of the mediastinum and chemotherapy a complete response in both diseases was achieved. The case confirms that a pathologist should always be aware that two different neoplasms can coexist in rare cases...
2017: Polish Journal of Pathology: Official Journal of the Polish Society of Pathologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544616/biochemical-isolation-of-myonuclei-employed-to-define-changes-to-the-myonuclear-proteome-that-occur-with-aging
#20
Alicia A Cutler, Eric B Dammer, Duc M Doung, Nicholas T Seyfried, Anita H Corbett, Grace K Pavlath
Skeletal muscle aging is accompanied by loss of muscle mass and strength. Examining changes in myonuclear proteins with age would provide insight into molecular processes which regulate these profound changes in muscle physiology. However, muscle tissue is highly adapted for contraction and thus comprised largely of contractile proteins making the nuclear proteins difficult to identify from whole muscle samples. By developing a method to purify myonuclei from whole skeletal muscle, we were able to collect myonuclei for analysis by flow cytometry, biochemistry, and mass spectrometry...
May 23, 2017: Aging Cell
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