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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441391/apigenin-inhibits-tnf%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-induced-ccl2-release-through-ikbk-epsilon-signaling-in-mda-mb-231-human-breast-cancer-cells
#1
David Bauer, Natalie Redmon, Elizabeth Mazzio, Karam F Soliman
Mortality associated with breast cancer is attributable to aggressive metastasis, to which TNFα plays a central orchestrating role. TNFα acts on breast tumor TNF receptors evoking the release of chemotactic proteins (e.g. MCP-1/CCL2). These proteins direct inward infiltration/migration of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), tumor-associated neutrophils (TANs), myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), T-regulatory cells (Tregs), T helper IL-17-producing cells (Th17s), metastasis-associated macrophages (MAMs) and cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431266/reduced-abnormal-integration-of-adult-generated-granule-cells-does-not-attenuate-spontaneous-recurrent-seizures-in-mice
#2
Kun Zhu, Bo Yuan, Ming Hu, Gai-Feng Feng, Yong Liu, Jian-Xin Liu
Epileptic seizures lead to aberrant hippocampal neurogenesis, including increased proliferation of neural progenitors and abnormal integrations of newly generated granule cells - hilar ectopic granule cells (EGCs), mossy fiber sprouting (MFS), and hilar basal dendrites (HBDs). Previous results from ablating hippocampal neurogenesis after acute seizures have been controversial with regards to the development of spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRSs). While ablation of hippocampal newborn cells was effective, a sufficient decrease of subsequent abnormal integrations in chronically epileptic hippocampus was not well-established in these studies...
April 11, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422290/heroin-related-deaths-from-the-hennepin-county-medical-examiner-s-office-from-2004-through-2015
#3
Sara A Love, Jessica Lelinski, Julie Kloss, Owen Middleton, Fred S Apple
Over the past two decades, prescription and illicit opioid use has led to changes in public health policy to address the increasing number of opioid-related deaths. The purpose of this study was to review cases from Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office between 2004 through 2015 where heroin was listed as a significant contributor or as the cause of death. We identified 322 heroin-related deaths, which were predominantly male (255; 79%). 6-Monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM) median (range) concentrations were as follows: blood (n = 7), 0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421529/suppression-of-methamphetamine-self-administration-by-ketamine-pre-treatment-is-absent-in-the-methylazoxymethanol-mam-rat-model-of-schizophrenia
#4
Jana Ruda-Kucerova, Zuzana Babinska, Tibor Stark, Vincenzo Micale
Ketamine may prove to be a potential candidate in treating the widespread drug addiction/substance abuse epidemic among patients with schizophrenia. Clinical studies have shown ketamine to reduce cocaine and heroin cravings. However, the use of ketamine remains controversial as it may exacerbate the symptoms of schizophrenia. Therefore, the aim of this study is to characterize the effects of ketamine on drug addiction in schizophrenia using the methylazoxymethanol (MAM) acetate rat model on operant IV methamphetamine (METH) self-administration...
April 18, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421160/the-unfolded-protein-response-at-the-intersection-between-endoplasmic-reticulum-function-and-mitochondrial-bioenergetics
#5
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Amado Carreras-Sureda, Philippe Pihán, Claudio Hetz
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to mitochondria communication has emerged in recent years as a signaling hub regulating cellular physiology with a relevant contribution to diseases including cancer and neurodegeneration. This functional integration is exerted through discrete interorganelle structures known as mitochondria-associated membranes (MAMs). At these domains, ER/mitochondria physically associate to dynamically adjust metabolic demands and the response to stress stimuli. Here, we provide a focused overview of how the ER shapes the function of the mitochondria, giving a special emphasis to the significance of local signaling of the unfolded protein response at MAMs...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414098/cytosolic-calcium-mediates-rip1-rip3-complex-dependent-necroptosis-through-jnk-activation-and-mitochondrial-ros-production-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
#6
Wen Sun, Xiaxia Wu, Hongwei Gao, Jie Yu, Wenwen Zhao, Jin-Jian Lu, Jinhua Wang, Guanhua Du, Xiuping Chen
Necroptosis is a form of programmed necrosis mediated by signaling complexes with receptor-interacting protein 1 (RIP1) and RIP3 kinases as the main mediators. However, the underlying execution pathways of this phenomenon have yet to be elucidated in detail. In this study, a RIP1/RIP3 complex was formed in 2-methoxy-6-acetyl-7-methyljuglone (MAM)-treated HCT116 and HT29 colon cancer cells. With this formation, mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels increased, mitochondrial depolarization occurred, and ATP concentrations decreased...
April 14, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379006/gadolinium-complex-for-the-catch-and-release-of-phosphate-from-water
#7
Sarah M Harris, Jamie T Nguyen, Sylvie L Pailloux, Jarrett P Mansergh, Mark J Dresel, Tran B Swanholm, Tuo Gao, Valérie C Pierre
The ability of complexes of hard and labile metal ions with one or more open coordination sites to capture phosphates with high affinity and selectivity directly in water at neutral pH and release them under acidic conditions is evaluated with Gadolinium- 2,2',2''-(((nitrilotris(ethane-2,1-diyl))tris(azanediyl))tris(carbonyl))tris(4-oxo-4H-pyran-3-olate) (Gd-TREN-MAM). This model lanthanide complex has two open coordination sites that, at neutral pH, are filled with water molecules. In water at neutral pH, Gd-TREN-MAM binds phosphate with high affinity (Ka = 1...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375672/ultrastructural-characterization-of-the-mitochondria-associated-membranes-abnormalities-in-human-astrocytomas-functional-and-therapeutics-implications
#8
Arismendi-Morillo Gabriel, Castellano-Ramírez Alan, Seyfried Thomas N
Mitochondria-associated membranes (MAMs) are currently considered an intracellular organelle "hot spot" for the intracellular signaling. MAMs are thought to function in cellular energy homeostasis, apoptosis, and calcium signaling. MAM ultrastructure in surgical specimens from human astrocytic neoplasms was studied. Abnormalities in respect to density, length, and width were found. Poorly differentiated glioma like-stem cells deficient in MAM and well-differentiated glioma cells abundant in MAM were observed...
April 4, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368777/pink1-and-becn1-relocalize-at-mitochondria-associated-membranes-during-mitophagy-and-promote-er-mitochondria-tethering-and-autophagosome-formation
#9
Vania Gelmetti, Priscilla De Rosa, Liliana Torosantucci, Elettra Sara Marini, Alessandra Romagnoli, Martina Di Rienzo, Giuseppe Arena, Domenico Vignone, Gian Maria Fimia, Enza Maria Valente
Mitophagy is a highly specialized process to remove dysfunctional or superfluous mitochondria through the macroautophagy/autophagy pathway, aimed at protecting cells from the damage of disordered mitochondrial metabolism and apoptosis induction. PINK1, a neuroprotective protein mutated in autosomal recessive Parkinson disease, has been implicated in the activation of mitophagy by selectively accumulating on depolarized mitochondria, and promoting PARK2/Parkin translocation to them. While these steps have been characterized in depth, less is known about the process and site of autophagosome formation upon mitophagic stimuli...
April 3, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365388/comparative-analysis-of-mbd-seq-and-medip-seq-and-estimation-of-gene-expression-changes-in-a-rodent-model-of-schizophrenia
#10
Jennifer L Neary, Stephanie M Perez, Kara Peterson, Daniel J Lodge, Melanie A Carless
We conducted a comparative study of multiplexed affinity enrichment sequence methodologies (MBD-seq and MeDIP-seq) in a rodent model of schizophrenia, induced by in utero methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM) exposure. We also examined related gene expression changes using a pooled sample approach. MBD-seq and MeDIP-seq identified 769 and 1771 differentially methylated regions (DMRs) between F2 offspring of MAM-exposed rats and saline control rats, respectively. The assays showed good concordance, with ~56% of MBD-seq-detected DMRs being identified by or proximal to MeDIP-seq DMRs...
March 29, 2017: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363153/structure-activity-study-of-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-selective-inhibition-with-ureido-substituted-benzenesulfonamides
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Mam Y Mboge, Brian P Mahon, Nicole Lamas, Lillien Socorro, Fabrizio Carta, Claudiu T Supuran, Susan C Frost, Robert McKenna
Ureido-substituted benzenesulfonamides (USBs) show great promise as selective and potent inhibitors for human carbonic anhydrase hCA IX and XII, with one such compound (SLC-0111/U-F) currently in clinical trials (clinical trials.gov, NCT02215850). In this study, the crystal structures of both hCA II (off-target) and an hCA IX-mimic (target) in complex with selected USBs (U-CH3, U-F, and U-NO2), at resolutions of 1.9 Å or better, are presented, and demonstrate differences in the binding modes within the two isoforms...
March 19, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351658/pharyngeal-airway-space-and-hyoid-bone-positioning-after-different-orthognathic-surgeries-in-skeletal-class-ii-patients
#12
Chunmiao Jiang, Yating Yi, Chunxiao Jiang, Shanbao Fang, Jun Wang
PURPOSE: To obtain good profiles, patients with severe skeletal Class II malocclusion require orthognathic surgery, which might change their airway space and, hence, influence their quality of sleep. The present study aimed to 1) determine the effect of different orthognathic surgeries on pharyngeal airway space and hyoid bone position in patients with skeletal Class II malocclusion and 2) evaluate the stability of changes in the pharyngeal airway space and hyoid bone position after orthognathic surgeries...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351597/neuropsychology-of-subjects-with-ultra-high-risk-uhr-of-psychosis-a-critical-analysis-of-the-literature
#13
C Mam-Lam-Fook, C Danset-Alexandre, L Pedron, I Amado, R Gaillard, M-O Krebs
Cognitive disorders are currently considered as central components of disorders found in schizophrenia and are a major handicap for patients day to day. These disorders appear before the first psychotic episode, in the prodromal phase, during which time the symptoms are below the threshold for psychosis. People with these symptoms are considered as presenting an at-risk mental state (or at ultra-high risk, UHR of psychosis) and their risk for psychotic transition is between 20% and 40% within one year. Despite a number of studies, the chronology in which cognitive disorders appear in relation to the psychotic symptoms has not clearly been established and the study of the links between cognition and symptoms could improve our understanding of psychotic disorders...
March 25, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349285/mitochondria-associated-membranes-and-er-stress
#14
Alexander R van Vliet, Patrizia Agostinis
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a crucial organelle for coordinating cellular Ca(2+) signaling and protein synthesis and folding. Moreover, the dynamic and complex membranous structures constituting the ER allow the formation of contact sites with other organelles and structures, including among others the mitochondria and the plasma membrane (PM). The contact sites that the ER form with mitochondria is a hot topic in research, and the nature of the so-called mitochondria-associated membranes (MAMs) is continuously evolving...
March 28, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346823/design-and-monitoring-of-multi-arm-multi-stage-clinical-trials
#15
Pranab Ghosh, Lingyun Liu, P Senchaudhuri, Ping Gao, Cyrus Mehta
Two-arm group sequential designs have been widely used for over 40 years, especially for studies with mortality endpoints. The natural generalization of such designs to trials with multiple treatment arms and a common control (MAMS designs) has, however, been implemented rarely. While the statistical methodology for this extension is clear, the main limitation has been an efficient way to perform the computations. Past efforts were hampered by algorithms that were computationally explosive. With the increasing interest in adaptive designs, platform designs, and other innovative designs that involve multiple comparisons over multiple stages, the importance of MAMS designs is growing rapidly...
March 27, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345658/nephronectin-plays-critical-roles-in-sox2-expression-and-proliferation-in-dental-epithelial-stem-cells-via-egf-like-repeat-domains
#16
Chieko Arai, Keigo Yoshizaki, Kanako Miyazaki, Kan Saito, Aya Yamada, Xue Han, Keita Funada, Emiko Fukumoto, Naoto Haruyama, Tsutomu Iwamoto, Ichiro Takahashi, Satoshi Fukumoto
Tooth development is initiated by epithelial-mesenchymal interactions via basement membrane (BM) and growth factors. In the present study, we found that nephronectin (Npnt), a component of the BM, is highly expressed in the developing tooth. Npnt localizes in the BM on the buccal side of the tooth germ and shows an expression pattern opposite that of the dental epithelial stem cell marker Sox2. To identify the roles of Npnt during tooth development, we performed knockdown and overexpression experiments using ex vivo organ and dental epithelial cell cultures...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335030/urinary-kinetics-of-heroin-metabolites-in-pigs-shortly-after-intake
#17
Gudrun Høiseth, André Gottås, Thomas Berg, Marianne Arnestad, Per Steinar Halvorsen, Liliana C Bachs
In previous experimental studies on heroin metabolites excretion in urine, the first sample was often collected a few hours after intake. In forensic cases, it is sometimes questioned if a positive urine result is expected e.g., 30 min after intake. The aim of this study was to investigate urinary excretion of heroin metabolites (morphine, 6-monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM) and morphine-3-glucuronide (M3G)) every 30 min until 330 min after injection of a 20 mg heroin dose in six pigs. Samples were analyzed using a previously published, fully validated liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333105/anti-melanogenic-properties-of-greek-plants-a-novel-depigmenting-agent-from-morus-alba-wood
#18
Eliza Chaita, George Lambrinidis, Christina Cheimonidi, Adamantia Agalou, Dimitris Beis, Ioannis Trougakos, Emmanuel Mikros, Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis, Nektarios Aligiannis
In therapeutic interventions associated with melanin hyperpigmentation, tyrosinase is regarded as a target enzyme as it catalyzes the rate-limiting steps in mammalian melanogenesis. Since many known agents have been proven to be toxic, there has been increasing impetus to identify alternative tyrosinase inhibitors, especially from natural sources. In this study, we investigated 900 extracts from Greek plants for potential tyrosinase inhibitive properties. Among the five most potent extracts, the methanol extract of Morus alba wood (MAM) demonstrated a significant reduction in intracellular tyrosinase and melanin content in B16F10 melanoma cells...
March 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324201/potential-roles-of-mitochondria-associated-er-membranes-mams-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
REVIEW
Dongdong Sun, Xin Chen, Gang Gu, Jianhao Wang, Jianning Zhang
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria have both been shown to be critical in cellular homeostasis. The functions of the ER and mitochondria are independent but interrelated. These two organelles could form physical interactions, known as MAMs, to regulate physiological functions between ER and mitochondria to maintain Ca(2+), lipid, and metabolite exchange. Several proteins are located in MAMs, including RNA-dependent protein kinase (PKR)-like ER kinase, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors, phosphofurin acidic cluster sorting protein-2 and sigma-1 receptor to ensure regulation...
March 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318317/characterization-kinetics-and-thermodynamics-of-biosynthesized-uranium-nanoparticles-unps
#20
Mervate Aly Abostate, Youssry Saleh, Hamed Mira, Maysa Amin, Maha Al Kazindar, Basma Mahmoud Ahmed
The present study was carried out to explore the potential of the isolated bacterial strains isolated from Gabal El Sela in Eastern Dessert, Egypt for biosynthesis of uraninite nanoparticles intracellularly. The most potent bacterial strains associated (intra) with uranium nanoparticles were characterized by transmission electron microscope (TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX). Studying factors affecting biosynthesis of uranium nanoparticles indicated that the optimum conditions were 6000 ppm uranium concentrations at pH 7...
March 20, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
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