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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716882/protein-kinase-d-at-the-golgi-controls-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
#1
Zhirong Zhang, Gergö Meszaros, Wan-Ting He, Yanfang Xu, Helena de Fatima Magliarelli, Laurent Mailly, Michael Mihlan, Yansheng Liu, Marta Puig Gámez, Alexander Goginashvili, Adrien Pasquier, Olga Bielska, Bénédicte Neven, Pierre Quartier, Rudolf Aebersold, Thomas F Baumert, Philippe Georgel, Jiahuai Han, Romeo Ricci
The inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes sensing tissue damage and infectious agents to initiate innate immune responses. Different inflammasomes containing distinct sensor molecules exist. The NLRP3 inflammasome is unique as it detects a variety of danger signals. It has been reported that NLRP3 is recruited to mitochondria-associated endoplasmic reticulum membranes (MAMs) and is activated by MAM-derived effectors. Here, we show that in response to inflammasome activators, MAMs localize adjacent to Golgi membranes...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706566/motor-vehicle-collisions-caused-by-the-super-strength-synthetic-cannabinoids-mam-2201-5f-pb-22-5f-ab-pinaca-5f-amb-and-5f-adb-in-japan-experienced-from-2012-to-2014
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REVIEW
Shuji Kaneko
From 2012 to 2014 in Japan, 214 cases of motor vehicle collisions were attributed to the use of illegal drugs. In 93 out of 96 investigated cases, the causative agents were a variety of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs). These SCs can be classified into three groups according to the lineage of the chemical structures: (1) naphthoyl indoles, such as MAM-2201, (2) quinolinyl ester indoles, such as 5F-PB-22, and (3) indazole carboxamides, such as 5F-AB-PINACA, 5F-AMB, and 5F-ADB. These SCs became available sequentially with increasing cannabinoid CB1 agonist potencies and reached a nationwide outbreak in the summer of 2014...
2017: Forensic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705254/correlates-of-whole-blood-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-among-young-children-with-moderate-acute-malnutrition
#3
C W Yaméogo, B Cichon, C Fabiansen, M J H Rytter, D Faurholt-Jepsen, K D Stark, A Briend, S Shepherd, A S Traoré, V B Christensen, K F Michaelsen, H Friis, L Lauritzen
BACKGROUND: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has been associated with low polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) status. However, investigations regarding PUFA status and correlates in children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) from low-income countries are scarce. The aim of this study was to describe whole-blood PUFA levels in children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and to identify correlates of PUFAs. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study using baseline data from a prospective nutritional intervention trial among 1609 children with MAM aged 6-23 months in Burkina Faso,West Africa...
July 13, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695250/detection-and-monitoring-of-oil-spills-using-moderate-high-resolution-remote-sensing-images
#4
Ying Li, Can Cui, Zexi Liu, Bingxin Liu, Jin Xu, Xueyuan Zhu, Yongchao Hou
Current marine oil spill detection and monitoring methods using high-resolution remote sensing imagery are quite limited. This study presented a new bottom-up and top-down visual saliency model. We used Landsat 8, GF-1, MAMS, HJ-1 oil spill imagery as dataset. A simplified, graph-based visual saliency model was used to extract bottom-up saliency. It could identify the regions with high visual saliency object in the ocean. A spectral similarity match model was used to obtain top-down saliency. It could distinguish oil regions and exclude the other salient interference by spectrums...
July 10, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681463/confirmation-of-recent-heroin-abuse-accepting-the-challenge
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REVIEW
Alexandra Maas, Burkhard Madea, Cornelius Hess
Confirmation or exclusion of recent heroin consumption is still one of the major challenges for forensic and clinical toxicologists. A great variety of biomarkers is available for heroin abuse confirmation, including various opium alkaloids (e.g. morphine, codeine), street heroin impurities (e.g. 6-acetylcodeine (6-AC), noscapine, papaverine) as well as associated metabolites (e.g. 6-monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM), morphine glucuronides). Though, the presence of most of these biomarkers cannot solely be attributed to a previous heroin administration but can, among other things, also be due to consumption of poppy seed products ('poppy seed defense'), opium preparations or specific medications, respectively...
July 6, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677227/the-atypical-dopamine-receptor-agonist-skf-83959-enhances-hippocampal-and-prefrontal-cortical-neuronal-network-activity-in-a-rat-model-of-cognitive-dysfunction
#6
Melissa L Perreault, Theresa Fan, Tomek J Banasikowski, Anthony A Grace, Susan R George
Deficits in neuronal network synchrony in hippocampus and prefrontal cortex have been widely demonstrated in disorders of cognitive dysfunction, including schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. The atypical dopamine agonist SKF 83959 has been shown to increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor signaling and suppress activity of glycogen synthase kinase-3 in PFC, two processes important to learning and memory. The purpose of this study was to therefore evaluate the impact of SKF 83959 on oscillatory deficits in methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM) rat model of schizophrenia...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661435/comparable-performance-characteristics-of-plasma-thiamine-and-erythrocyte-thiamine-diphosphate-in-response-to-thiamine-fortification-in-rural-cambodian-women
#7
Adrian McCann, Øivind Midttun, Kyly C Whitfield, Hou Kroeun, Mam Borath, Prak Sophonneary, Per Magne Ueland, Timothy J Green
Background: Traditionally, vitamin B₁ status is assessed by a functional test measuring erythrocyte transketolase (ETK) activity or direct measurement of erythrocyte thiamine diphosphate (eThDP) concentration. However, such analyses are logistically challenging, and do not allow assessment of vitamin B₁ status in plasma/serum samples stored in biobanks. Using a multiplex assay, we evaluated plasma concentrations of thiamine and thiamine monophosphate (TMP), as alternative, convenient measures of vitamin B₁ status...
June 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659857/a-new-rat-model-of-epileptic-spasms-based-on-methylazoxymethanol-induced-malformations-of-cortical-development
#8
Eun-Hee Kim, Mi-Sun Yum, Minyoung Lee, Eun-Jin Kim, Woo-Hyun Shim, Tae-Sung Ko
Malformations of cortical development (MCDs) can cause medically intractable epilepsies and cognitive disabilities in children. We developed a new model of MCD-associated epileptic spasms by treating rats prenatally with methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM) to induce cortical malformations and postnatally with N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) to induce spasms. To produce cortical malformations to infant rats, two dosages of MAM (15 mg/kg, intraperitoneally) were injected to pregnant rats at gestational day 15. In prenatally MAM-exposed rats and the controls, spasms were triggered by single (6 mg/kg on postnatal day 12 (P12) or 10 mg/kg on P13 or 15 mg/kg on P15) or multiple doses (P12, P13, and P15) of NMDA...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647358/mitochondria-associated-membranes-mams-an-emerging-platform-connecting-energy-and-immune-sensing-to-metabolic-flexibility
#9
Jennifer Rieusset
Living organisms have the capacity to sense both nutrients and immune signals in order to adapt their metabolism to the needs, and both metabolic inflexibility and exacerbated immune responses are associated with metabolic diseases. Over the past decade, mitochondria emerged as key nutrient and immune sensors regulating numerous signalling pathways, and mitochondria dysfunction has been extensively implicated in metabolic diseases. Interestingly, mitochondria interact physically and functionally with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER, in contact sites named mitochondria-associated membranes (MAMs), in order to exchange metabolites and calcium and regulate cellular homeostasis...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641112/molecular-mechanism-of-mdga1-regulation-of-neuroligin-2-neurexin-trans-synaptic-bridges
#10
Shanti Pal Gangwar, Xiaoying Zhong, Suchithra Seshadrinathan, Hui Chen, Mischa Machius, Gabby Rudenko
Neuroligins and neurexins promote synapse development and validation by forming trans-synaptic bridges spanning the synaptic cleft. Select pairs promote excitatory and inhibitory synapses, with neuroligin 2 (NLGN2) limited to inhibitory synapses and neuroligin 1 (NLGN1) dominating at excitatory synapses. The cell-surface molecules, MAM domain-containing glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor 1 (MDGA1) and 2 (MDGA2), regulate trans-synaptic adhesion between neurexins and neuroligins, impacting NLGN2 and NLGN1, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633885/characteristics-of-paraspinal-muscle-spindle-response-to-mechanically-assisted-spinal-manipulation-a-preliminary-report
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William R Reed, Joel G Pickar, Randall S Sozio, Michael A K Liebschner, Joshua W Little, Maruti R Gudavalli
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this preliminary study is to determine muscle spindle response characteristics related to the use of 2 solenoid powered clinical mechanically assisted manipulation (MAM) devices. METHODS: L6 muscle spindle afferents with receptive fields in paraspinal muscles were isolated in 6 cats. Neural recordings were made during L7 MAM thrusts using the Activator V (Activator Methods Int. Ltd., Phoenix, AZ) and/or Pulstar (Sense Technology Inc., Pittsburgh, PA) devices at their 3 lowest force settings...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628228/epigenetic-mechanisms-underlying-nmda-receptor-hypofunction-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-juvenile-animals-in-the-mam-model-for-schizophrenia
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Yelena Gulchina, Song-Jun Xu, Melissa A Snyder, Felice Elefant, Wen-Jun Gao
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is characterized not only by psychosis, but also by working memory and executive functioning deficiencies, processes that rely on the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Because these cognitive impairments emerge prior to psychosis onset, we investigated synaptic function during development in the neurodevelopmental methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM) model for SCZ. Specifically, we hypothesize that NMDAR hypofunction is attributable to reductions in the NR2B subunit through aberrant epigenetic regulation of gene expression, resulting in deficient synaptic physiology and PFC-dependent cognitive dysfunction, a hallmark of SCZ...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626216/therapeutic-effects-of-csf1r-blocking-antibodies-in-multiple-myeloma
#13
Q Wang, Y Lu, R Li, Y Jiang, Y Zheng, J Qian, E Bi, C Zhang, J Hou, S Wang, Q Yi
Our previous studies showed that macrophages (MФs), especially myeloma-associated MФs (MAMs) induce chemoresistance in human myeloma. Here we explored the potential of targeting MФs, by using colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R)-blocking mAbs, to treat myeloma. Our results showed that CSF1R blockade specifically inhibited the differentiation, proliferation and survival of murine M2 MФs and MAMs, and repolarized MAMs towards M1-like MФs in vitro. CSF1R blockade alone inhibited myeloma growth in vivo, by partially depleting MAMs, polarizing MAMs to the M1 phenotype, and inducing a tumor-specific cytotoxic CD4(+) T cell response...
June 19, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615258/effect-of-a-package-of-health-and-nutrition-services-on-sustained-recovery-in-children-after-moderate-acute-malnutrition-and-factors-related-to-sustaining-recovery-a-cluster-randomized-trial
#14
Heather C Stobaugh, Lucy B Bollinger, Sara E Adams, Audrey H Crocker, Jennifer B Grise, Julie A Kennedy, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, Kenneth M Maleta, Dennis J Dietzen, Mark J Manary, Indi Trehan
Background: Children who recover from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) have high rates of relapse in the year after nutritional recovery. Interventions to decrease these adverse outcomes are needed to maximize the overall effectiveness of supplemental feeding programs (SFPs).Objectives: We evaluated the effectiveness of a package of health and nutrition interventions on improving the proportion of children who sustained recovery for 1 y after MAM treatment. We further explored factors related to sustained recovery...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603693/cancer-untethering-mitochondria-from-the-endoplasmic-reticulum
#15
REVIEW
Maria Sol Herrera-Cruz, Thomas Simmen
Following the discovery of the mitochondria-associated membrane (MAM) as a hub for lipid metabolism in 1990 and its description as one of the first examples for membrane contact sites at the turn of the century, the past decade has seen the emergence of this structure as a potential regulator of cancer growth and metabolism. The mechanistic basis for this hypothesis is that the MAM accommodates flux of Ca(2+) from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to mitochondria. This flux then determines mitochondrial ATP production, known to be low in many tumors as part of the Warburg effect...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602682/scavenger-receptor-c-promotes-bacterial-clearance-in-kuruma-shrimp-marsupenaeus-japonicus-by-enhancing-hemocyte-phagocytosis-and-amp-expression
#16
Ming-Chong Yang, Hui-Ting Yang, Jing Li, Jie-Jie Sun, Wen-Jie Bi, Guo-Juan Niu, Qiang Zhang, Xiu-Zhen Shi, Xiao-Fan Zhao, Jin-Xing Wang
Scavenger receptors (SRs) comprise a large family of structurally diverse glycoproteins located on the cell membrane and function as pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs) participating in innate immunity in different species. Class C scavenger receptor (SRC) has been only identified in invertebrates and its biological functions still need to be researched. In this study, we characterized the anti-bacterial function of a SRC from kuruma shrimp Marsupenaeus japonicus (MjSRC). The mRNA level of MjSRC was up-regulated significantly in hemocytes of kuruma shrimp challenged by Vibrio anguillarum or Staphylococcus aureus...
August 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584275/physiological-characteristics-of-magnetospirillum-gryphiswaldense-msr-1-that-control-cell-growth-under-high-iron-and-low-oxygen-conditions
#17
Qing Wang, Xu Wang, Weijia Zhang, Xianyu Li, Yuan Zhou, Dan Li, Yinjia Wang, Jiesheng Tian, Wei Jiang, Ziding Zhang, Youliang Peng, Lei Wang, Ying Li, Jilun Li
Magnetosome formation by Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense MSR-1 is dependent on iron and oxygen levels. We used transcriptome to evaluate transcriptional profiles of magnetic and non-magnetic MSR-1 cells cultured under high-iron and low-iron conditions. A total of 80 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified, including 53 upregulated and 27 downregulated under high-iron condition. These DEGs belonged to the functional categories of biological regulation, oxidation-reduction process, and ion binding and transport, and were involved in sulfur metabolism and cysteine/methionine metabolism...
June 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577920/the-mam-e17-schizophrenia-rat-model-comprehensive-behavioral-analysis-of-pre-pubertal-pubertal-and-adult-rats
#18
Veronika Kállai, Attila Tóth, Rita Gálosi, László Péczely, Tamás Ollmann, Zoltán Petykó, Kristóf László, János Kállai, Imre Szabó, Zoltán Karádi, László Lénárd
The MAM-E17 model is one of the most accepted schizophrenia rat models, which follows the neurodevelopmental theory of the disease. While symptoms of MAM-E17 rats were studied extensively, their examinations were usually restricted to adulthood and in a few cases to prepuberty. It is well known, however, that schizophrenia symptoms often start at puberty or early adulthood. Therefore the purpose of this study was to investigate the behavioral characteristics of MAM-E17 rats in various tests throughout three different age-periods, namely in prepuberty, late puberty and adulthood...
May 31, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561946/new-paradigm-for-translational-modeling-to-predict-long-term-tuberculosis-treatment-response
#19
I H Bartelink, N Zhang, R J Keizer, N Strydom, P J Converse, K E Dooley, E L Nuermberger, R M Savic
Disappointing results of recent tuberculosis chemotherapy trials suggest that knowledge gained from preclinical investigations was not utilized to maximal effect. A mouse-to-human translational pharmacokinetics (PKs) - pharmacodynamics (PDs) model built on a rich mouse database may improve clinical trial outcome predictions. The model included Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth function in mice, adaptive immune response effect on bacterial growth, relationships among moxifloxacin, rifapentine, and rifampin concentrations accelerating bacterial death, clinical PK data, species-specific protein binding, drug-drug interactions, and patient-specific pathology...
May 31, 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554311/the-role-of-sigma-1-receptor-an-intracellular-chaperone-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#20
Botond Penke, Lívia Fülöp, Mária Szűcs, Ede Frecska
Widespread protein aggregation occurs in the living system under stress or during aging, owing to disturbance of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) proteostasis. Many neurodegenerative diseases may have a common mechanism: the failure of protein homeostasis. Perturbation of ER results in unfolded protein response (UPR). Prolonged chronical UPR may activate apoptotic pathways and cause cell death. ER is associated to mitochondria by the mitochondria-associated ER-membrane, MAM. The sigma-1 receptor (Sig-1R), a well-known ER-chaperone localizes in the MAM...
May 28, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
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