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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781255/combination-therapy-of-canine-osteosarcoma-with-canine-bone-marrow-stem-cells-bone-morphogenetic-protein-and-carboplatin-in-an-in-vivo-model
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R E G Rici, S E A L Will, A C L Luna, L F Melo, A C Santos, R F Rodrigues, R M Leandro, D A Maria
Osteosarcoma (OSA) is the most common malignant bone cancer in children and dogs. The therapeutic protocols adopted for dogs and humans are very similar, involving surgical options such as amputation. Besides surgical options, radiotherapy and chemotherapy also are adopted. However, hematologic, gastrointestinal and renal toxicity may occur because of chemotherapy treatments. Recent study clearly showed that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) combined with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP-2) may be associated with decreases of the tumorigenic potential of canine OSA...
May 20, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778085/braf-and-mek-inhibitor-therapy-eliminates-nestin-expressing-melanoma-cells-in-human-tumors
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Deon B Doxie, Allison R Greenplate, Jocelyn S Gandelman, Kirsten E Diggins, Caroline E Roe, Kimberly B Dahlman, Jeffrey A Sosman, Mark C Kelley, Jonathan M Irish
Little is known about the in vivo impacts of targeted therapy on melanoma cell abundance and protein expression. Here, 21 antibodies were added to an established melanoma mass cytometry panel to measure 32 cellular features, distinguish malignant cells, and characterize dabrafenib and trametinib responses in BRAFV 600mut melanoma. Tumor cells were biopsied before neoadjuvant therapy and compared to cells surgically resected from the same site after 4 weeks of therapy. Approximately 50,000 cells per tumor were characterized by mass cytometry and computational tools t-SNE/viSNE, FlowSOM, and MEM...
May 19, 2018: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774025/co-stimulation-impaired-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-prevent-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-in-mice
#3
Carl Engman, Yesica Garciafigueroa, Brett Eugene Phillips, Massimo Trucco, Nick Giannoukakis
Dendritic cells (DC) are important in the onset and severity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Tolerogenic DC induce T-cells to become therapeutic Foxp3+ regulatory T-cells (Tregs). We therefore asked if experimental IBD could be prevented by administration of bone marrow-derived DC generated under conventional GM-CSF/IL-4 conditions but in the presence of a mixture of antisense DNA oligonucleotides targeting the primary transcripts of CD40, CD80, and CD86. These cell products (which we call AS-ODN BM-DC) have demonstrated tolerogenic activity in preventing type 1 diabetes and preserving beta cell mass in new-onset type 1 diabetes in the NOD mouse strain, in earlier studies...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774023/ferritin-h-deficiency-in-myeloid-compartments-dysregulates-host-energy-metabolism-and-increases-susceptibility-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Vineel P Reddy, Krishna C Chinta, Vikram Saini, Joel N Glasgow, Travis D Hull, Amie Traylor, Fernanda Rey-Stolle, Miguel P Soares, Rajhmun Madansein, Md Aejazur Rahman, Coral Barbas, Kievershen Nargan, Threnesan Naidoo, Pratistadevi K Ramdial, James F George, Anupam Agarwal, Adrie J C Steyn
Iron is an essential factor for the growth and virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis ( Mtb) . However, little is known about the mechanisms by which the host controls iron availability during infection. Since ferritin heavy chain (FtH) is a major intracellular source of reserve iron in the host, we hypothesized that the lack of FtH would cause dysregulated iron homeostasis to exacerbate TB disease. Therefore, we used knockout mice lacking FtH in myeloid-derived cell populations to study Mtb disease progression...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773099/-toxoplasma-gondii-rop38-promotes-the-maturation-of-dendritic-cells-mediated-by-tlr4
#5
Heng Zhang, Shanghua Wu, Zhiqiang Shi, Shan Wang, Wei Lu, Yizhen Wu, Pei Sun, Qianming Xu
Objective To investigate the effect of rhoptry protein 38 (ROP38) from Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) on the maturation of dendritic cells (DCs) by Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) induction in vitro. Methods The total RNA from T. gondii RH strain was extracted by guanidine thiocyanate method, and then cDNA was synthesized with reverse transcription reaction. After ROP38 gene was amplified by PCR, the recombinant pGEX-4T-ROP38 was constructed and expressed under IPTG induction. The recombinant ROP38 protein was detected by SDS-PAGE and Western blot analysis...
March 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772718/ectromelia-virus-affects-mitochondrial-network-morphology-distribution-and-physiology-in-murine-fibroblasts-and-macrophage-cell-line
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Karolina P Gregorczyk, Zbigniew Wyżewski, Joanna Szczepanowska, Felix N Toka, Matylda B Mielcarska, Magdalena Bossowska-Nowicka, Małgorzata Gieryńska, Anna Boratyńska-Jasińska, Justyna Struzik, Marek G Niemiałtowski, Lidia Szulc-Dąbrowska
Mitochondria are multifunctional organelles that participate in numerous processes in response to viral infection, but they are also a target for viruses. The aim of this study was to define subcellular events leading to alterations in mitochondrial morphology and function during infection with ectromelia virus (ECTV). We used two different cell lines and a combination of immunofluorescence techniques, confocal and electron microscopy, and flow cytometry to address subcellular changes following infection. Early in infection of L929 fibroblasts and RAW 264...
May 16, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771149/preparation-and-evaluation-of-tumour-microenvironment-response-multistage-nanoparticles-for-epirubicin-delivery-and-deep-tumour-penetration
#7
Jialing Dai, Shangcong Han, Fang Ju, Mei Han, Lisa Xu, Ruoyu Zhang, Yong Sun
Poor tumour penetration became a major challenge for the use of nanoparticles in anticancer therapy. To further enhance the tumour penetration efficiency, we developed a tumour-microenvironment-responsive multistage drug delivery system which was formed layer by layer via electrostatic interaction with cationic drug-loaded nanoparticles, hyaluronidase (HAase) and iRGD-modified gelatin (G-iRGD). The drug-loaded nanoparticles were formed by self-assembling mPEG-PDPA-PG and encapsulation with epirubicin (EPI)...
May 17, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770603/t-cell-tracking-using-cerenkov-and-radioluminescence-imaging
#8
F Boschi, F De Sanctis, S Ugel, A E Spinelli
Cancer immunotherapy is a promising strategy based on the ability of the immune system to kill selected cells. In the development of an effective T-cell therapy the non-invasive cell tracking methods play a crucial role. Here we investigate the potentialities of T-cell marked with radionuclides in order to detect their localization with imaging techniques in small animal rodents. A protocol to label T-cells with 32 P-ATP was tested and evaluated. The homing of 32 P-ATP labeled T lymphocytes was investigated by Cerenkov luminescence imaging and radioluminescence imaging The first approach relies on the acquisition of Cerenkov photons produced by the beta particles emitted by the 32 P internalized by lymphocytes; the second one on the detection of photons coming from the conversion of radioactive energy in light done by scintillator crystals layered on the animals...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768164/epigenomic-guided-mass-cytometry-profiling-reveals-disease-specific-features-of-exhausted-cd8-t-cells
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Bertram Bengsch, Takuya Ohtani, Omar Khan, Manu Setty, Sasikanth Manne, Shaun O'Brien, Pier Federico Gherardini, Ramin Sedaghat Herati, Alexander C Huang, Kyong-Mi Chang, Evan W Newell, Niels Bovenschen, Dana Pe'er, Steven M Albelda, E John Wherry
Exhausted CD8 T (Tex) cells are immunotherapy targets in chronic infection and cancer, but a comprehensive assessment of Tex cell diversity in human disease is lacking. Here, we developed a transcriptomic- and epigenetic-guided mass cytometry approach to define core exhaustion-specific genes and disease-induced changes in Tex cells in HIV and human cancer. Single-cell proteomic profiling identified 9 distinct Tex cell clusters using phenotypic, functional, transcription factor, and inhibitory receptor co-expression patterns...
May 15, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764924/normalized-neutral-lipid-quantitation-by-flow-cytometry
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Nathan E Wolins, Katerina N DeHaan, Vincenza Cifarelli, Angela K Stoeckman
Interest in measuring tissue lipids has increased as the link between fat laden tissues and metabolic disease has become obvious; however, linking disease to a specific cell type within a tissue has been hampered by methodological limitations. Flow cytometry has been used to assess relative lipid levels in cells. Unfortunately, its usefulness is limited, because comparisons between samples generated over several hours is problematic. We show that: 1) in lipophilic fluorophore stained cells, fluorescence intensity measured by flow cytometry reflects lipid levels; 2) this technique can be used to assess lipid levels in a mixed cell population; 3) normalizing to a control condition can decrease experiment-to-experiment variation; and 4) fluorescence intensity increases linearly with lipid levels...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763934/inactivation-of-usp14-perturbs-ubiquitin-homeostasis-and-delays-the-cell-cycle-in-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts-and-in-fruit-fly-drosophila
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Jung Hoon Lee, Seoyoung Park, Yejin Yun, Won Hoon Choi, Min-Ji Kang, Min Jae Lee
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The 26S proteasome is the key proteolytic complex for recognition and degradation of polyubiquitinated target substrates in eukaryotes. Among numerous proteasome-associated proteins, a deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) USP14 has been identified as an endogenous inhibitor of the proteasome. Here, we explored the complex regulatory functions of USP14 that involve ubiquitin (Ub) homeostasis and substrate degradation in flies and mammals. METHODS: USP14-null primary and immortalized mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) and USP14 knocked-down Drosophila were analyzed in this study...
May 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763678/acute-aerobic-exercise-induces-a-preferential-mobilisation-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-into-the-peripheral-blood-in-man
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Frankie F Brown, John P Campbell, Alex J Wadley, James P Fisher, Sarah Aldred, James E Turner
Dendritic cells (DCs) are important sentinel cells of the immune system responsible for presenting antigen to T cells. Exercise is known to cause an acute and transient increase in the frequency of DCs in the bloodstream in humans, yet there are contradictory findings in the literature regarding the phenotypic composition of DCs mobilised during exercise, which may have implications for immune regulation and health. Accordingly, we sought to investigate the composition of DC sub-populations mobilised in response to acute aerobic exercise...
May 12, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753087/effects-of-salazosulfapyridine-on-the-profile-of-cell-surface-proteins-revealed-by-biotinylation-of-cell-surface-proteins-and-2-dimentional-electrophoresis
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Kazuki Omoteyama, Toshiyuki Sato, Mitsumi Arito, Masaaki Sato, Naoya Suematsu, Manae S Kurokawa, Tomohiro Kato
OBJECTIVE: We investigated effects of salazosulfapyridine (SASP) on the protein profile of cell surface (CS)-proteins of SW982, a human synovial sarcoma cell line, using biotinylation of CS-proteins and 2-dimensional fluorescence difference gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE). METHODS: SW982 cells were treated with SASP and its metabolites, sulfapyridine (SP) and 5-aminosalicylic acid (5ASA). Then the cells were treated with a membrane-impermeable biotinylating reagent...
May 9, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752088/folic-acid-cysteamine-modified-gold-nanoparticle-as-a-nanoprobe-for-targeted-computed-tomography-imaging-of-cancer-cells
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Sara Khademi, Saeed Sarkar, Ali Shakeri-Zadeh, Neda Attaran, Sharmin Kharrazi, Mohammad Reza Ay, Hossein Ghadiri
Development of various cost-effective multifunctional nanoprobes for efficient targeted molecular imaging of tumors remains a great challenge in medicine. Herein, we report a simple method of forming folic acid-targeted multifunctional gold nanoparticles via cost-effective cysteamine as a template for tumor molecular computed tomography (CT) imaging technique. The formed multifunctional cysteamine-folic acid conjugated gold nanoparticles (FA-Cys-AuNPs) were characterized via different techniques. Colony assay, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E), MTT, and flow cytometry analysis were used to evaluate the cytocompatibility of the particles...
August 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750294/lncrna-uc-48-is-involved-in-the-diabetic-immune-and-inflammatory-responses-mediated-by-p2x7-receptor-in-raw264-7-macrophages
#15
Hong Wu, Fang Wen, Mei Jiang, Qiang Liu, Yijun Nie
High glucose combined with high FFAs can contribute to the unfavorable development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and monocytes/macrophages are important in the occurrence and development of T2DM, which is regarded as a type of low‑grade inflammation. Although our previous study demonstrated that increased expression of P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) in peripheral blood monocytes may alter the innate immune system and that long non‑coding (lnc)RNA uc.48+ was involved in diabetic neuropathic pain, the involvement of uc...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737081/-the-extract-from-punica-granatum-pomegranate-leaves-promotes-apoptosis-and-impairs-metastasis-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Yuan-le Deng, Ya-Li Li, Ting-Ting Zheng, Ming-Xing Hu, Ting-Hong Ye, Yong-Mei Xie, Wen-Ya Yin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of pomegranate leaves extract(PLE)on proliferation,apoptosis and metastasis of prostate cancer cells. METHODS: The proliferation of TRAMP-C1,DU145,PC3 prostate cancer cells treated with different concentrations of PLE (final mass concentrations were 12.5,25,50,100, 200 μg/mL,respectively) for different time (24,48,72 h) was detected by MTT assay. Colony formation assay was performed to verify the long-term effects of PLE on the proliferation of DU145 and PC3 cells...
January 2018: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733585/clickable-and-high-sensitivity-metal-containing-tags-for-mass-cytometry
#17
Bedilu Allo, Xudong Lou, Alexandre Bouzekri, Olga I Ornatsky
Mass cytometry is a highly multiplexed single-cell analysis platform that uses metal tagged reagents to identify multiple cellular biomarkers. Current metal-tagged reagent preparation employs thiol-maleimide chemistry to covalently couple maleimide-functionalized metal-chelating polymers (MCPs) with antibodies (Abs), a process that requires partial reduction of the Ab to form reactive thiol groups. However, some classes of Abs (for example, IgM) as well as biomolecules lacking cysteine residues has been challenging to label using this method...
May 7, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731998/development-of-novel-monoclonal-antibodies-against-cd109-overexpressed-in-human-pancreatic-cancer
#18
Gustavo A Arias-Pinilla, Angus G Dalgleish, Satvinder Mudan, Izhar Bagwan, Anthony J Walker, Helmout Modjtahedi
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and lethal types of cancer, and more effective therapeutic agents are urgently needed. Overexpressed cell surface antigens are ideal targets for therapy with monoclonal antibody (mAb)-based drugs, but none have been approved for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Here, we report development of two novel mouse mAbs, KU42.33C and KU43.13A, against the human pancreatic cancer cell line BxPC-3. Using ELISA, flow cytometry, competitive assay and immunoprecipitation followed by mass spectrometry, we discovered that these two mAbs target two distinct epitopes on the external domain of CD109 that are overexpressed by varying amounts in human pancreatic cancer cell lines...
April 13, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726984/immune-cell-census-in-murine-atherosclerosis-cytometry-by-time-of-flight-illuminates-vascular-myeloid-cell-diversity
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Jennifer E Cole, Inhye Park, David Ahern, Christina Kassiteridi, Dina Danso Abeam, Michael Goddard, Patricia Green, Pasquale Maffia, Claudia Monaco
Aims: Atherosclerosis is characterised by the abundant infiltration of myeloid cells starting at early stages of disease. Myeloid cells are key players in vascular immunity during atherogenesis. However, the subsets of vascular myeloid cells have eluded resolution due to shared marker expression and atypical heterogeneity in vascular tissues. We applied the high-dimensionality of mass cytometry to the study of myeloid cell subsets in atherosclerosis. Methods and Results: Apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE-/-) mice were fed a chow or a high fat (western) diet for 12 weeks...
May 2, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722940/-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-alters-metabolism-in-tm4-sertoli-cells-in-the-mouse
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Chao Wang, Ang Zhao, Li Fan, Bo Ma, Xue-Jun Shang, Qi Zhang
Objective: To explore the mechanisms of oxidative stress-induced damage to TM4 Sertoli cells in the mouse using metabolomics techniques based on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). METHODS: We established the model of oxidative stress-induced damage to mouse TM4 Sertoli cells by treatment with H₂O₂. Then, we detected the survival rate and apoptosis rate of the TM4 cells by MTT and flow cytometry respectively, measured the concentration of ROS in the TM4 cells with the DCFH-DA fluorescent probe, and determined the levels of endogenous metabolites in the TM4 cells by GC-MS after H₂O₂ intervention...
June 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
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