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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231358/ags-sets-sights-on-better-care-more-responsive-policies-for-unbefriended-older-adults
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Ellen Flaherty
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March 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230774/inhibition-of-ccar1-a-coactivator-of-%C3%AE-catenin-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-gastric-cancer-cells
#2
Te-Sheng Chang, Kuo-Liang Wei, Chung-Kuang Lu, Yi-Hsing Chen, Ying-Tung Cheng, Shui-Yi Tung, Cheng-Shyong Wu, Ming-Ko Chiang
The aberrant activation of Wnt signaling has been implicated in a variety of human cancers, including gastric cancer. Given the current hypothesis that cancer arises from cancer stem cells (CSCs), targeting the critical signaling pathways that support CSC self-renewal appears to be a useful approach for cancer therapy. Cell cycle and apoptosis regulator 1 (CCAR1) is a transcriptional coactivator which has been shown to be a component of Wnt/β-catenin signaling, and which plays an important role in transcriptional regulation by β-catenin...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229507/a-samhd1-mutation-associated-with-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-uncouples-the-ability-of-samhd1-to-restrict-hiv-1-from-its-ability-to-downmodulate-type-i-interferon-in-humans
#3
Tommy E White, Alberto Brandariz-Nuñez, Alicia Martinez-Lopez, Caitlin Knowlton, Gina Lenzi, Baek Kim, Dmitri Ivanov, Felipe Diaz-Griffero
Mutations in the human SAMHD1 gene are known to correlate with the development of the Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome (AGS), which is an inflammatory encephalopathy that exhibits neurological dysfunction characterized by increased production of type I interferon (IFN); this evidence has lead to the concept that the SAMHD1 protein negatively regulates the type I IFN response. Additionally, the SAMHD1 protein has been shown to prevent efficient HIV-1 infection of macrophages, dendritic cells and resting CD4+ T cells...
February 22, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228559/targeting-influenza-virus-hemagglutinin-to-xcr1-dendritic-cells-in-the-absence-of-receptor-mediated-endocytosis-enhances-protective-antibody-responses
#4
Arnar Gudjonsson, Anna Lysén, Sreekumar Balan, Vibeke Sundvold-Gjerstad, Catharina Arnold-Schrauf, Lisa Richter, Espen S Bækkevold, Marc Dalod, Bjarne Bogen, Even Fossum
Targeting Ags to conventional dendritic cells can enhance Ag-specific immune responses. Although most studies have focused on the induction of T cell responses, the mechanisms by which targeting improves Ab responses are poorly understood. In this study we present data on the use of human XCL1 (hXCL1) and hXCL2 fusion vaccines in a murine model. We show that the human chemokines bound type 1 conventional dendritic cells (cDC1), and that immunization with influenza virus hemagglutinin fused to hXCL1 or hXCL2 induced full protection against influenza challenge...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224894/development-of-drug-delivery-systems-for-taxanes-using-ionic-gelation-of-carboxyacyl-derivatives-of-chitosan
#5
Yury A Skorik, Anton A Golyshev, Andreii S Kritchenkov, Ekaterina R Gasilova, Daria N Poshina, Amal J Sivaram, Rangasamy Jayakumar
Nanoparticles of two chitosan derivatives - N-succinyl-chitosan (SC) and N-glutaryl-chitosan (GC) - were developed as passive transport systems for taxanes (paclitaxel and docetaxel) using an ionic gelation technique with sodium tripolyphosphate. These nanoparticles had an apparent hydrodynamic diameter of 300-350nm, a ζ-potential of 25-31mV, an encapsulation efficiency of 21-26%, and a drug loading efficiency of 6-13%. DLS and SLS analysis shows that the nanoparticles have a unimodal size distribution and spherical form...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224027/helicobacter-pylori-caga-induced-interleukin-8-secretion-in-gastric-epithelial-cells
#6
Zeinab Fazeli, Masoud Alebouyeh, Mostafa Rezaei Tavirani, Masoumeh Azimirad, Abbas Yadegar
AIM: Since, contradictory data have been reported about the effect of diverse variants of H. pylori virulence factors on IL-8 induction, we aimed to analyze the effect of this diversity on levels of IL-8 secretion in AGS cell line. BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori colonizes the human stomach and induces the activation of inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-8, in the gastric mucosa. This induction promotes neutrophil and monocyte recruitment that causes gastric tissue damage...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222226/arctic-ground-squirrel-hippocampus-tolerates-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-independent-of-hibernation-season-even-when-not-hibernating-and-after-atp-depletion-acidosis-and-glutamate-efflux
#7
Saurav Bhowmick, Jeanette T Moore, Daniel L Kirschner, Kelly L Drew
Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) triggers a cascade of uncontrolled cellular processes that perturb cell homeostasis. The arctic ground squirrel (AGS), a seasonal hibernator resists brain damage following cerebral I/R caused by cardiac arrest and resuscitation. However, it remains unclear if tolerance to I/R injury in AGS depends on the hibernation season. Moreover, it is also not clear if events such as depletion of ATP, acidosis and glutamate efflux that are associated with anoxic depolarization are attenuated in AGS...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219891/peripherally-generated-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-mediate-the-immunomodulatory-effects-of-ivig-in-allergic-airways-disease
#8
Amir H Massoud, Gabriel N Kaufman, Di Xue, Marianne Béland, Marieme Dembele, Ciriaco A Piccirillo, Walid Mourad, Bruce D Mazer
IVIg is widely used as an immunomodulatory therapy. We have recently demonstrated that IVIg protects against airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and inflammation in mouse models of allergic airways disease (AAD), associated with induction of Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Treg). Using mice carrying a DTR/EGFP transgene under the control of the Foxp3 promoter (DEREG mice), we demonstrate in this study that IVIg generates a de novo population of peripheral Treg (pTreg) in the absence of endogenous Treg. IVIg-generated pTreg were sufficient for inhibition of OVA-induced AHR in an Ag-driven murine model of AAD...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216894/cytotoxic-activities-of-naturally-occurring-oleanane-ursane-and-lupane-type-triterpenes-on-hepg2-and-ags-cells
#9
Heejung Yang, Hyun Woo Kim, Young Choong Kim, Sang Hyun Sung
BACKGROUND: It is well known that the naturally occurring modified triterpenes in plants have a wide diversity of chemical structures and biological functions. The lupane-, oleanane-, and ursane-type triterpenes are the three major members of natural triterpenes with a wide range of biological properties. A systematic approach is necessary to review their structures and biological activities according to the backbones and the different substituents. OBJECTIVE: Thirty lupane-(L1-7), oleanane-(O1-14), and ursane-type (U1-9) triterpenes with structural diversity were examined to evaluate their cytotoxic activities against two cancer cell lines, human hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) and AGS cells...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194260/anti-bacterial-effects-of-enzymatically-isolated-sialic-acid-from-glycomacropeptide-in-a-helicobacter-pylori-infected-murine-model
#10
Hye-Ji Noh, Hong Bum Koh, Hee-Kyoung Kim, Hyang Hyun Cho, Jeongmin Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) colonization of the stomach mucosa and duodenum is the major cause of acute and chronic gastroduodenal pathology in humans. Efforts to find effective anti-bacterial strategies against H. pylori for the non-antibiotic control of H. pylori infection are urgently required. In this study, we used whey to prepare glycomacropeptide (GMP), from which sialic acid (G-SA) was enzymatically isolated. We investigated the anti-bacterial effects of G-SA against H...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186089/adenovirus-mediated-tipe2-overexpression-inhibits-gastric-cancer-metastasis-via-reversal-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#11
H Yin, X Huang, M Tao, Q Hu, J Qiu, W Chen, J Wu, Y Xie
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha-induced protein 8-like 2 (TNFAIP8L2; also termed TIPE2) has been shown to be involved in both the immune-negative modulation and cancer. We previously found that TIPE2 is lost in human gastric cancer, and TIPE2 restoration suppresses gastric cancer growth by induction of apoptosis and impairment of protein kinase B (PKB/AKT) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase-1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling. However, its correlation with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in gastric cancer is largely elusive...
February 10, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173666/-hbxip-expression-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma-predicts-poor-prognosis
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J J Piao, N Li, Y X Wang, Z H Lin, S P Liu
Objective: To investigate the localization of HBXIP protein over-expression in gastric adenocarcinoma, and its prognostic significance. Methods: HBXIP localization was detected by immunofluorescence in AGS gastric cancer cell line, and by immunohistochemical staining in 97 gastric adenocarcinomas, 41 adjacent non-tumor tissues and 13 gastric adenoma tissues. Correlation between HBXIP expression and clinicopathological features of gastric cancer patients was evaluated by Chi-square and Fisher's exact tests. Overall survival rates were calculated using Kaplan-Meier method...
February 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165563/hoxa13-upregulation-in-gastric-cancer-is-associated-with-enhanced-cancer-cell-invasion-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Y-X He, X-H Song, Z-Y Zhao, H Zhao
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the association between HOXA13 dysregulation and gastric cancer progression. We also explored the functional role of HOXA13 in invasion and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of gastric cancer cells and the possible signaling pathway it might involve in. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The microarray (E-GEOD-19826) examined the transcription profiles of 12 adjacent normal/tumor-matched gastric tissues was downloaded from the ArrayExpress and reanalyzed...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165396/proanthocyanidin-characterization-and-bioactivity-of-extracts-from-different-parts-of-uncaria-tomentosa-l-cat-s-claw
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Mirtha Navarro-Hoyos, Rosa Lebrón-Aguilar, Jesús E Quintanilla-López, Carolina Cueva, David Hevia, Silvia Quesada, Gabriela Azofeifa, M Victoria Moreno-Arribas, María Monagas, Begoña Bartolomé
Apart from alkaloids, bioactive properties of Uncaria tomentosa L. have been attributed to its phenolic constituents. Although there are some reports concerning low-molecular-weight polyphenols in U. tomentosa, its polymeric phenolic composition has been scarcely studied. In this study, phenolic-rich extracts from leaves, stems, bark and wood (n = 14) of Uncaria tomentosa plants from several regions of Costa Rica were obtained and analysed in respect to their proanthocyanidin profile determined by a quadrupole-time-of-flight analyser (ESI-QTOF MS)...
February 4, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159899/cross-presentation-of-soluble-and-cell-associated-antigen-by-murine-hepatocytes-is-enhanced-by-collectrin-expression
#15
Joseph S Dolina, Sylvia Cechova, Christine K Rudy, Sun-Sang J Sung, William W Tang, Joey Lee, Young S Hahn, Thu H Le
Cross-presentation is a modular series of intracellular events dictating the internalization and subsequent MHC class I (MHC I) display of extracellular Ags. This process has been defined in dendritic cells and plays a fundamental role in the induction of CD8(+) T cell immunity during viral, intracellular bacterial, and antitumor responses. Herein, acute viral infection of murine liver with adenovirus, a model for intrahepatic cross-presentation, confirms hepatocytes directly contribute to cross-presentation of Ags and priming the pool of naive CD8(+) T cells within the liver microenvironment...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155237/the-use-of-potentially-inappropriate-medications-among-the-lithuanian-elderly-according-to-beers-and-eu-7-pim-list-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study-on-reimbursement-claims-data
#16
D Grina, V Briedis
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The prevalence and risk factors for prescribing and using potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) has been extensively researched in Western Europe and the United States of America; however, research in Central and Eastern Europe remains highly limited. According to a recent systematic review, the overall estimated weighted prevalence of PIM prescribing in community-dwelling elderly in Europe (expressed as a percentage of patients or prescriptions with ≥1 PIM) was 22·6% (95% CI: 19·5%-26·7%)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154564/immunization-of-newborn-mice-accelerates-the-architectural-maturation-of-lymph-nodes-but-aid-dependent-igg-responses-are-still-delayed-compared-to-the-adult
#17
Rosario Munguía-Fuentes, Juan Carlos Yam-Puc, Aarón Silva-Sánchez, Edith Marcial-Juárez, Isis Amara Gallegos-Hernández, Juana Calderón-Amador, Troy D Randall, Leopoldo Flores-Romo
Lymph nodes (LNs) have evolved to maximize antigen (Ag) collection and presentation as well as lymphocyte proliferation and differentiation-processes that are spatially regulated by stromal cell subsets, including fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs) and follicular dendritic cells (FDCs). Here, we showed that naïve neonatal mice have poorly organized LNs with few B and T cells and undetectable FDCs, whereas adult LNs have numerous B cells and large FDC networks. Interestingly, immunization on the day of birth accelerated B cell accumulation and T cell recruitment into follicles as well as FDC maturation and FRC organization in neonatal LNs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154253/protective-effects-of-genipin-on-gastrointestinal-disorders
#18
Yoon Ah Sohn, In Young Hwang, Sun Yi Lee, Hyo Sun Cho, Choon Sik Jeong
Genipin, an aglycone of geniposide, is a major component of gardeniae fructus, and has been used to treat jaundice, various inflammatory disorders, and liver disease, and has also been used as a natural cross-linking agent. The authors conducted several experiments to evaluate the protective effects of genipin on gastrointestinal disorders, such as, gastritis and gastric ulcers. Genipin showed inhibitory effects against HCl·ethanol-induced acute gastritis and indomethacin-induced gastric ulcers in rats and increased prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in AGS gastric cancer cell...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150071/heterodimeric-interaction-between-gkn2-and-tff1-entails-synergistic-antiproliferative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-on-gastric-cancer-cells
#19
Olga Kim, Jung Hwan Yoon, Won Suk Choi, Hassan Ashktorab, Duane T Smoot, Suk Woo Nam, Jung Young Lee, Won Sang Park
BACKGROUND: GKN2 and TFF1 form a heterodimer that is only generated in the mucus-secreting cells of the normal stomach. The formation of this heterodimer is frequently disrupted in gastric cancer. However, the precise roles of GKN2 alone and in the heterodimer with TFF1 as well as the contributions of GKN2 and the heterodimer to gastric carcinogenesis are poorly understood. METHODS: Cell viability, proliferation, and apoptosis were analyzed in AGS, MKN1, MKN28, and MKN45 gastric cancer cells transfected with GKN2 and/or TFF1 using MTT, BrdU incorporation, and apoptosis assays, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145498/unraveling-the-cytotoxicity-and-metabolic-pathways-of-binary-natural-deep-eutectic-solvent-systems
#20
Yves Paul Mbous, Maan Hayyan, Won Fen Wong, Chung Yeng Looi, Mohd Ali Hashim
In this study, the anticancer potential and cytotoxicity of natural deep eutectic solvents (NADESs) were assessed using HelaS3, PC3, A375, AGS, MCF-7, and WRL-68 hepatic cell lines. NADESs were prepared from choline chloride, fructose, or glucose and compared with an N,N-diethyl ethanolammonium chloride:triethylene glycol DES. The NADESs (98 ≤ EC50 ≥ 516 mM) were less toxic than the DES (34 ≤ EC50 ≥ 120 mM). The EC50 values of the NADESs were significantly higher than those of the aqueous solutions of their individual components but were similar to those of the aqueous solutions of combinations of their chief elements...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
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