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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346102/phage-display-derived-ligand-for-mucosal-transcytotic-receptor-gp-2-promotes-antigen-delivery-to-m-cells-and-induces-antigen-specific-immune-response
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Inam Ullah Khan, Jiansheng Huang, Rui Liu, Jingbo Wang, Jun Xie, Naishuo Zhu
Successful oral immunization depends on efficient delivery of antigens (Ags) to the mucosal immune induction site. Glycoprotein-2 (GP-2) is an integral membrane protein that is expressed specifically on M cells within follicle-associated epithelium (FAE) and serves as transcytotic receptor for luminal Ags. In this study, we selected peptide ligands against recombinant human GP-2 by screening a phage display library and evaluated their interaction with GP-2 in vitro and ex vivo. Selected peptides were conjugated to the C-terminal of enhanced green fluorescence protein (EGFP) and evaluated for their ability to induce an immune response in mice...
February 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346055/a-to-i-editing-in-disease-is-not-fake-news
#2
Prajakta Bajad, Michael F Jantsch, Liam Keegan, Mary O'Connell
Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADARs) are zinc-containing enzymes that deaminate adenosine bases to inosines within dsRNA regions in transcripts. In short, structured dsRNA hairpins individual adenosine bases may be targeted specifically and edited with up to one hundred percent efficiency, leading to the production of alternative protein variants. However, the majority of editing events occur within longer stretches of dsRNA formed by pairing of repetitive sequences. Here, many different adenosine bases are potential targets but editing efficiency is usually much lower...
March 27, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345393/inhibitory-effects-of-3%C3%AE-hydroxy-lup-20-29-en-23-28-dioic-acid-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-tnf-%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-and-the-high-mobility-group-box-1-release-in-macrophages
#3
Xiang-Qian Liu, Qin-Peng Zou, Jian-Jun Huang, Chang-Soo Yook, Wan-Kyunn Whang, Hyeong-Kyu Lee, Ok-Kyoung Kwon
We investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of 3α-hydroxy-lup-20(29)-en-23, 28-dioic acid (HLEDA)-a lupane-type triterpene isolated from leaves of Acanthopanax gracilistylus W. W.Smith (AGS), as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW264.7 cells. Our results demonstrated that HLEDA concentration-dependently reduced the production of nitric oxide (NO), significantly suppressed LPS-induced expression of TNF-α and IL-1β at the mRNA and protein levels in RAW264...
March 27, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341776/an-nppb-promoter-polymorphism-associated-with-elevated-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-lower-blood-pressure-hypertension-and-mortality
#4
Sara B Seidelmann, Orly Vardeny, Brian Claggett, Bing Yu, Amil M Shah, Christie M Ballantyne, Elizabeth Selvin, Calum A MacRae, Eric Boerwinkle, Scott D Solomon
BACKGROUND: Elevated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are associated with heart failure and increased mortality in the general population. We investigated rs198389, a functional variant in the promoter region of the BNP gene (NPPB), in patients from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study to investigate associations with N-terminal pro-BNP (NT-proBNP) levels and outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 11 361 black and white patients with rs198389 genotyping attended visit 1 (aged 45-64 years; 1987-1989), with follow-up visits occurring every 3 years (visit 2-visit 4, 1990-1999), followed by visit 5 (2011-2013)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341670/prime-boost-immunization-eliminates-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-by-producing-high-avidity-effector-cd8-t-cells
#5
Bo Xiang, Trevor R Baybutt, Lisa Berman-Booty, Michael S Magee, Scott A Waldman, Vitali Y Alexeev, Adam E Snook
Heterologous prime-boost immunization with plasmid DNA and viral vector vaccines is an emerging approach to elicit CD8(+) T cell-mediated immunity targeting pathogens and tumor Ags that is superior to either monotherapy. Yet, the mechanisms underlying the synergy of prime-boost strategies remain incompletely defined. In this study, we examine a DNA and adenovirus (Ad5) combination regimen targeting guanylyl cyclase C (GUCY2C), a receptor expressed by intestinal mucosa and universally expressed by metastatic colorectal cancer...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338196/study-on-the-proliferation-of-human-gastric-cancer-cell-ags-by-activation-of-egfr-in-h2o2
#6
Q Wang, W Shen, G-Q Tao, J Sun, L-P Shi
OBJECTIVE: This study is to investigate the effect of low concentration hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on the proliferation of gastric cancer AGS cell line in vitro and the mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: AGS cells were treated with different low concentrations of H2O2 (1, 0.1, 0.01, and 0.001 μm) for 48 hours. The effect of H2O2 concentration gradient on the activity of AGS cell activities was detected by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) method. The expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and its downstream signaling pathway extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) protein in H2O2 was detected by Western blot method; moreover, the effect of H2O2 on intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in AGS cells was observed under the fluorescence microscope and quantitative analysis by flow cytometry...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337309/gkn2-increases-apoptosis-reduces-the-proliferation-and-invasion-ability-of-gastric-cancer-cells-through-down-regulating-the-jak-stat-signaling-pathway
#7
Jun Ouyang, Xiaohui Pan, Hui Lin, Zecheng Hu, Ping Xiao, Haobin Hu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of gastric motility protein 2 (GKN2) on the proliferation, apoptosis and invasion of gastric cancer cell and on the JAK/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathway. METHODS: Expression of GKN2 was qualified using Western blot analysis in four gastric cancer cell lines and immortalized human gastric mucosal epithelial cell line GES-1. The cells were then transfected with pcDNA3.1-GKN2 and control vector using Lipofectamine(tm)2000 and assayed for viability, apoptosis, cell cycle changes, invasion ability as well as expression of cell cycle protein D1 (Cylin D1), Bcl-2, Bax, matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2), MMP9, JAK2 and p-STAT3...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334850/aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-protein-trex1-suppresses-l1-and-maintains-genome-integrity-through-exonuclease-independent-orf1p-depletion
#8
Peng Li, Juan Du, John L Goodier, Jingwei Hou, Jian Kang, Haig H Kazazian, Ke Zhao, Xiao-Fang Yu
Maintaining genome integrity is important for cells and damaged DNA triggers autoimmunity. Previous studies have reported that Three-prime repair exonuclease 1(TREX1), an endogenous DNA exonuclease, prevents immune activation by depleting damaged DNA, thus preventing the development of certain autoimmune diseases. Consistently, mutations in TREX1 are linked with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) and familial chilblain lupus. However, TREX1 mutants competent for DNA exonuclease activity are also linked to AGS...
March 15, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334027/metformin-inhibits-gastric-cancer-cells-metastatic-traits-through-suppression-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-a-glucose-independent-manner
#9
Shiva Valaee, Mohammad Mehdi Yaghoobi, Mehdi Shamsara
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is mainly recognized by upregulation of mesenchymal markers and movement of cells, is a critical stage occurred during embryo development and spreading cancerous cells. Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes. EMT inhibitory effect of metformin has been studied in several cancers; however, it remains unknown in gastric cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate the metformin effects on inhibition of EMT-related genes as well as migration and invasion of AGS gastric cancer cell line...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333654/cytokine-changes-in-gastric-and-colonic-epithelial-cell-in-response-to-planta-ovata-extract
#10
Javed Yakoob, Wasim Jafri, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Zaigham Abbas, Kanwal Tariq
Background Psyllium (Planta ovata, Ispaghul) seed and husk are used for treatment of altered bowel habit, i. e. constipation and diarrhea. We studied the effect of Ispaghul extract on secretion of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) by AGS (ATCC CRL 1739) and SW480 (ATCC CCL-227) epithelial cell lines and determined whether Ispaghul extract has an effect on IL-1β secretion by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)-stimulated AGS cell and Escherichia coli K-12 (E. coli K-12)-stimulated SW480 cells in vitro. Methods The AGS cells and SW480 cells were pretreated with Ispaghul extract in concentrations, i...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332073/aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-unusual-neuro-radiological-manifestations
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Ghada M H Abdel-Salam, Mohamed S Abdel-Hamid, Shaimaa A Mohammad, Sherif F Abdel-Ghafar, Doaa R Soliman, Hala T El-Bassyouni, Laila Effat, Maha S Zaki
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is one of the expanding group of inherited congenital infection like syndromes. Here, we describe the detailed clinical and imaging findings of two sibs with AGS. Each shows scattered periventricular intracranial calcifications, severe global delay, seizures, microcephaly and spasticity. Interestingly, chilblains were observed in the two sisters as well as their parents and a paternal uncle. The brain MRI of the older sister showed marked ventricular dilatation as a result of unusual associated porencephalic cysts...
March 23, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327189/microrna-27a-contributes-to-the-malignant-behavior-of-gastric-cancer-cells-by-directly-targeting-ph-domain-and-leucine-rich-repeat-protein-phosphatase-2
#12
Lei Ding, Shanyong Zhang, Mu Xu, Renwen Zhang, Pengcheng Sui, Qing Yang
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that microRNA-27a (miR-27a) is involved in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. However, the exact function and molecular mechanism of miR-27a in gastric cancer remain unclear. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to quantify the expression of miR-27a and its target gene. The function of miR-27a in gastric cancer was investigated through in vitro and in vivo assays (MTT assay, colony formation assay, flow cytometry assay, wound healing assay, migration and invasion assay, immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence (IF) and Western blot)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325644/dnase-active-trex1-frame-shift-mutants-induce-serologic-autoimmunity-in-mice
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Tomomi Sakai, Takuya Miyazaki, Dong-Mi Shin, Yong-Soo Kim, Chen-Feng Qi, Robert Fariss, Jeeva Munasinghe, Hongsheng Wang, Alexander L Kovalchuk, Parul H Kothari, Charles S Fermaintt, John P Atkinson, Fred W Perrino, Nan Yan, Herbert C Morse
TREX1/DNASE III, the most abundant 3'-5' DNA exonuclease in mammalian cells, is tail-anchored on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Mutations at the N-terminus affecting TREX1 DNase activity are associated with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions such as Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS). Mutations in the C-terminus of TREX1 cause loss of localization to the ER and dysregulation of oligosacchryltransferase (OST) activity, and are associated with retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy (RVCL) and in some cases with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320913/relationship-between-cd4-regulatory-t-cells-and-anergy-in-vivo
#14
REVIEW
Lokesh A Kalekar, Daniel L Mueller
Selective suppression of effector CD4(+) T cell functions is necessary to prevent immune cell-mediated damage to healthy tissues. This appears especially true during pregnancy or in individuals predisposed to autoimmunity. Foxp3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells and induction of anergy, an acquired state of T cell functional unresponsiveness in Foxp3(-) cells, have both been implicated as mechanisms to suppress dangerous immune responses to tissue-restricted self-Ags. Anergic CD4(+) T cells and Treg cells share a number of phenotypic and mechanistic traits-including the expression of CD73 and folate receptor 4, and the epigenetic modification of Treg cell signature genes-and an interesting relationship between these two subsets has recently emerged...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301571/modulation-of-behaviour-and-virulence-of-a-high-alginate-expressing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-strain-from-cystic-fibrosis-by-oral-commensal-bacterium-streptococcus-anginosus
#15
Richard D Waite, Muhammad R Qureshi, Robert A Whiley
Cystic fibrosis (CF) airways harbour complex and dynamic polymicrobial communities that include many oral bacteria. Despite increased knowledge of CF airway microbiomes the interaction between established CF pathogens and other resident microbes and resulting impact on disease progression is poorly understood. Previous studies have demonstrated that oral commensal streptococci of the Anginosus group (AGS) can establish chronic pulmonary infections and become numerically dominant in CF sputa indicating that they play an important role in CF microbiome dynamics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299580/the-expression-of-hdac7-in-cancerous-gastric-tissues-is-positively-associated-with-distant-metastasis-and-poor-patient-prognosis
#16
Y Yu, F Cao, X Yu, P Zhou, Q Di, J Lei, Y Tai, H Wu, X Li, X Wang, W Zhang, P Li, Y Li
PURPOSE: To characterize the expression patterns of HDAC7 in patients with gastric cancer and evaluate the prognostic value of HDAC7 in gastric cancer. METHODS: The expression of histone deacetylase 7 (HDAC7) was detected in paraffin-embedded gastric cancer samples from 86 patients by immunohistochemistry, and the differences in the expression of HDAC7 between cancerous and corresponding adjacent noncancerous tissues were compared using the Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed rank test...
March 15, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299464/knockdown-of-krt17-by-sirna-induces-antitumoral-effects-on-gastric-cancer-cells
#17
Mihaela Chivu-Economescu, Denisa L Dragu, Laura G Necula, Lilia Matei, Ana Maria Enciu, Coralia Bleotu, Carmen C Diaconu
BACKGROUND: Keratin 17 (KRT17) was shown to be an important molecular marker for predicting the carcinogenesis, progression, and prognosis of various cancer types. Our previous studies identified KRT17 as a possible biomarker for gastric cancer by gene microarray, with an elevated expression that occurred early during tumorigenesis and increased during tumor progression. Based on these findings, we aimed to investigate KRT17 biological functions in gastric adenocarcinoma and its possible use as a rational molecular target for anticancer therapy...
March 15, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298344/the-assembly-of-ant-farmed-gardens-mutualism-specialization-following-host-broadening
#18
Guillaume Chomicki, Milan Janda, Susanne S Renner
Ant-gardens (AGs) are ant/plant mutualisms in which ants farm epiphytes in return for nest space and food rewards. They occur in the Neotropics and Australasia, but not in Africa, and their evolutionary assembly remains unclear. We here use phylogenetic frameworks for important AG lineages in Australasia, namely the ant genus Philidris and domatium-bearing ferns (Lecanopteris) and flowering plants in the Apocynaceae (Hoya and Dischidia) and Rubiaceae (Myrmecodia, Hydnophytum, Anthorrhiza, Myrmephytum and Squamellaria)...
March 15, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283804/enhancement-of-adherence-of-helicobacter-pylori-to-host-cells-by-virus-possible-mechanism-of-development-of-symptoms-of-gastric-disease
#19
Hong Wu, Takashi Nakano, Youichi Suzuki, Yukimasa Ooi, Kouichi Sano
It remains unclear why gastric disease does not develop in all cases of Helicobacter pylori infection. In this study, we analyzed whether simian virus 5 (SV5) enhanced adherence of H. pylori to adenocarcinoma epithelial cells (AGS). H. pylori in AGS (harboring SV5) and SV5-infected Vero cells, and an agglutination of H. pylori mixed with SV5 were observed by light microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopies. The adherent rate of H. pylori to SV5-infected Vero cells and treated with an anti-SV5 antibody was determined...
March 10, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278576/anticancer-activity-of-sasa-borealis-leaf-extract-mediated-gold-nanoparticles
#20
Maheshkumar Prakash Patil, Xing Jin, Natasha Chantal Simeon, Jaymee Palma, Daniel Kim, Daniel Ngabire, Nan-Hee Kim, Naresh Hiralal Tarte, Gun-Do Kim
Advancements in metal nanoparticle synthesis using plant extracts and their anticancer activity have received significant attention in recent years. The green approach for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using leaf extract of Sasa borealis is reported in this study. Synthesis of AuNPs was performed at 50 °C, and nanoparticle formation was observed after 20 min incubation. AuNPs formation was confirmed by the UV-visible spectrum peak at 542 nm. The synthesized AuNPs were oval, spherical with sizes around 10-30 nm observed using the transmission electron microscope...
February 28, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
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