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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537606/two-excellent-phase-matchable-infrared-nonlinear-optical-materials-based-on-3d-diamond-like-frameworks-rbgasn2se6-and-rbinsn2se6
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Hua Lin, Hong Chen, Yu-Jun Zheng, Ju-Song Yu, Xin-Tao Wu, Li-Ming Wu
Mid- and far-infrared (MFIR) nonlinear optical (NLO) crystals with excellent performances are critical to laser frequency-conversion technology. However, the current commercial MFIR NLO crystals, including AgGaS2 (AGS), AgGaSe2 and ZnGeP2, suffer from certain intrinsic drawbacks and cannot achieve a good balance between large second-harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency and high laser-induced damage thresholds (LIDTs). Herein, we report two new phase-matchable MFIR NLO chalcogenides, specifically RbXSn2Se6 (X = Ga, In), which were successfully synthesized by high-temperature solid-state reactions...
May 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534938/metadherin-regulates-actin-cytoskeletal-remodeling-and-enhances-human-gastric-cancer-metastasis-via-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#2
Yaqiong Du, Bojian Jiang, Shuzheng Song, Guoqing Pei, Xiaochun Ni, Jugang Wu, Shoulian Wang, Zhengyuan Wang, Jiwei Yu
Metadherin (MTDH) can be recruited to mature tight junction complexes, and it regulates mesenchymal marker protein expression in many tumors and promote cancer metastasis. This study investigated the influence of MTDH expression on gastric cancer and to elucidate the potential mechanisms by which MTDH regulates actin cytoskeletal remodeling and enhances human gastric cancer metastasis via epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Relative MTDH mRNA expression levels were assessed by quantitative real-time PCR (Q-PCR), and MTDH protein expression levels and localization were evaluated via immunohistochemical (ICH) staining...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531943/recent-trends-in-zikv-research-a-step-away-from-cure
#3
REVIEW
Aftab Alam, Nikhat Imam, Anam Farooqui, Shahnawaz Ali, Md Zubbair Malik, Romana Ishrat
Zika virus (ZikV) is a member of the Flaviviridae virus family, genus Flavivirus has emerged as a potential threat to human health worldwide. Consequences of vertical infections includes microcephaly with brain and eye anomalies, and adult infections includes Guillain-Barrésyndrome (GBS), brain ischemia, myelitis and meningoencephalitis. To develop a better treatment, many efforts are being made, like drug-repurposing concept for FDA-approved drugs for antiviral activity are screened against ZikV infection and emerging as a promising alternative to expedite drug development and various vaccines like DNA, ZPIV, LAIV, mRNA and AGS-v vaccines have been designed and in under clinical trial phases...
May 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526683/autoreactivity-to-sulfatide-by-human-invariant-nkt-cells
#4
Annelein M Stax, Jessica Tuengel, Enrico Girardi, Naoki Kitano, Lenka L Allan, Victor Liu, Dongjun Zheng, William J Panenka, Joren Guillaume, Chi-Huey Wong, Serge van Calenbergh, Dirk M Zajonc, Peter van den Elzen
Invariant NKT (iNKT) cells are innate-like lymphocytes that recognize lipid Ags presented by CD1d. The prototypical Ag, α-galactosylceramide, strongly activates human and mouse iNKT cells, leading to the assumption that iNKT cell physiology in human and mouse is similar. In this article, we report the surprising finding that human, but not mouse, iNKT cells directly recognize myelin-derived sulfatide presented by CD1d. We propose that sulfatide is recognized only by human iNKT cells because of the unique positioning of the 3-O-sulfated β-galactose headgroup...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524785/development-of-genipin-crosslinked-fucoidan-chitosan-n-arginine-nanogels-for-preventing-helicobacter-infection
#5
Yu-Hsin Lin, Kun-Ying Lu, Ching-Li Tseng, Jui-Yu Wu, Chien-Ho Chen, Fwu-Long Mi
AIM: This study aims to validate the anti-Helicobacter pylori efficacy of amoxicillin-loaded nanoparticles and nanogels with pH-responsive and site-specific drug release properties against H. pylori infection. MATERIALS & METHODS: Genipin-crosslinked low molecular weight fucoidan/chitosan-N-arginine nanogels (FCSA) were prepared for targeted delivery of amoxicillin to the site of H. pylori infected AGS gastric epithelial cells. RESULTS: The negatively charged nanogels (n-FCSA) adhered to H...
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521408/high-expression-of-egfr-predicts-poor-survival-in-patients-with-resected-t3-stage-gastric-adenocarcinoma-and-promotes-cancer-cell-survival
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Daiyong Wang, Bing Wang, Ruohan Wang, Zaizhong Zhang, Youdong Lin, Guoliang Huang, Songbin Lin, Yifan Jiang, Wenyuan Wang, Lie Wang, Qiaojia Huang
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is an essential regulator and biomarker of several types of cancer. However, the association between its expression and prognosis in patients with resected T3 stage gastric adenocarcinoma (RT3-GA) remains to be determined. In total, 683 patients with resectable T3-GA who underwent surgery were retrospectively included in the present study, and their immunohistochemical data for EGFR expression were collected. The associations between the patients' clinicopathologic characteristics and EGFR immunohistochemistry data were analyzed by multiple statistical methods...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514767/glutathione-peroxidase-7-suppresses-cancer-cell-growth-and-is-hypermethylated-in-gastric-cancer
#7
Zheng Chen, Tianling Hu, Shoumin Zhu, Kenichi Mukaisho, Wael El-Rifai, Dun-Fa Peng
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common cancers in the world, and remains the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Glutathione peroxidase 7 (GPX7) is a member of GPX family which is downregulated in some cancer types. In this study, we investigated the expression, regulation, and molecular function of GPX7 in gastric cancer using 2D and 3D in vitro models and de-identified human tissue samples. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR, immunofluorescence, Western blot, 3D organotypic cultures, and pyrosequencing assays were used...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513842/expanding-the-field-of-surgical-researchers-the-jahnigen-career-development-award
#8
Stacie Deiner
Under a long-standing collaboration with the John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), the Atlantic Philanthropies (AP), and specialty societies in 10 targeted specialties, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has been working to improve quality of care provided to older adults by surgical and related medical specialists. To support and nurture future academic leaders, the Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative (GSI) established the Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar Award (JCDA) program in 2002, with AP joining JAHF as a core funder of the awards in 2003...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507027/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-lipoprotein-mpt83-induces-apoptosis-of-infected-macrophages-by-activating-the-tlr2-p38-cox-2-signaling-pathway
#9
Lin Wang, Mianyong Zuo, Hao Chen, Siyu Liu, Xiangyang Wu, Zhenling Cui, Hua Yang, Haipeng Liu, Baoxue Ge
Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis continues to pose a serious global health threat. The attenuated Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin, as the only licensed vaccine, has limited protective efficacy against TB. The development of more effective antituberculosis vaccines is urgent and demands for further identification and understanding of M. tuberculosis Ags. MPT83 (Rv2873), a secreted mycobacterial lipoprotein, has been applied into subunit vaccine development and shown protective effects against M...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504579/exopolysaccharide-producing-streptococcus-thermophilus-crl1190-reduces-the-inflammatory-response-caused-by-helicobacter-pylori
#10
G Marcial, J Villena, G Faller, A Hensel, G Font de Valdéz
This work evaluated the ability of the probiotic Streptococcus thermophilus CRL1190 strain and its exopolysaccharides to adhere to gastric mucosa. Probiotic bacteria attachment to the human stomach epithelium was confirmed in human stomach tissue samples and the gastric epithelial cell line AGS. In addition, it was demonstrated that S. thermophilus CRL1190 strain reduced Helicobacter pylori adhesion and attenuated inflammatory response in AGS cells. This is the first demonstration of the capacity of S. thermophilus CRL1190 to adhere to the stomach gastric mucosa, and improve protection against H...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503132/protecting-mammalian-hair-cells-from-aminoglycoside-toxicity-assessing-phenoxybenzamine-s-potential
#11
Paromita Majumder, Paulette A Moore, Guy P Richardson, Jonathan E Gale
Aminoglycosides (AGs) are widely used antibiotics because of their low cost and high efficacy against gram-negative bacterial infection. However, AGs are ototoxic, causing the death of sensory hair cells in the inner ear. Strategies aimed at developing or discovering agents that protect against aminoglycoside ototoxicity have focused on inhibiting apoptosis or more recently, on preventing antibiotic uptake by the hair cells. Recent screens for ototoprotective compounds using the larval zebrafish lateral line identified phenoxybenzamine as a potential protectant for aminoglycoside-induced hair cell death...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502830/with-me-or-against-me-tumour-suppressor-and-drug-resistance-activities-of-samhd1
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REVIEW
Nikolas Herold, Sean G Rudd, Kumar Sanjiv, Juliane Kutzner, Ida Hed Myrberg, Cynthia B J Paulin, Thale Kristin Olsen, Thomas Helleday, Jan-Inge Henter, Torsten Schaller
Sterile alpha motif and histidine/aspartic acid domain-containing protein 1 (SAMHD1) is a (deoxy)guanosine triphosphate (dGTP/GTP)-activated deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate (dNTP) triphosphohydrolase that is involved in cellular dNTP homoeostasis. Mutations in SAMHD1 have been associated with the hyperinflammatory disease Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS). SAMHD1 also limits the permissivity of cells to infection with diverse viruses including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) and controls endogenous retroviruses...
May 11, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501748/systematic-screening-and-characterization-of-prototype-constituents-and-metabolites-of-total-astragalosides-using-hplc-esi-it-tof-ms-n-after-oral-administration-to-rats
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Hong-Fu Li, Feng Xu, Ping Yang, Guang-Xue Liu, Ming-Ying Shang, Xuan Wang, Jun Yin, Shao-Qing Cai
Astragalosides (AGs) are the main bioactive constituents in Astragali Radix (AR), and have a wide range of pharmacological properties, including immunoregulatory, cardioprotective, neuroprotective, antioxidative, antidiabetic, and antinociceptive effects. However, the metabolism of total AGs remains unclear. To clarify the metabolic fate of AGs after oral administration to rats, total AGs were isolated from AR extracts using AB-8 macroporous resin chromatography and preparative HPLC, and then analyzed using HPLC-DAD-ELSD and LC-MS...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501104/knockdown-of-cbp-p300-interacting-transactivator-with-glu-asp-rich-carboxy-terminal-domain-2-inhibits-cell-division-and-increases-apoptosis-in-gastric-cancer
#14
Ze Tang, Gan He, Jie Xu, Li Zhongfu
BACKGROUND: Cbp/P300-interacting transactivator with Glu/Asp-rich carboxy-terminal domain 2 (CITED2) is a pleiotropic protein associated with numerous cell functions, including transcription and differentiation. The role of CITED2 has been investigated in a number of malignancies; however, the roles of this protein in gastric cancers remain unclear. Therefore, we determined the role of CITED2 in gastric cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gastric cancer cell lines (MKN74, MKN28, 7901, and AGS) were used to assess CITED2 transcript levels...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493295/towards-ultrasound-guided-adaptive-radiotherapy-for-cervical-cancer-evaluation-of-elekta-s-semi-automated-uterine-segmentation-method-on-3d-ultrasound-images
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Sarah A Mason, Tuathan P O'Shea, Ingrid M White, Susan Lalondrelle, Kate Downey, Mariwan Baker, Claus F Behrens, Jeffrey C Bamber, Emma J Harris
PURPOSE: 3D ultrasound (US) images of the uterus may be used to adapt radiotherapy (RT) for cervical cancer patients based on changes in daily anatomy. This requires accurate on-line segmentation of the uterus. The aim of this work was to assess the accuracy of Elekta's "Assisted Gyne Segmentation" (AGS) algorithm in semi-automatically segmenting the uterus on 3D transabdominal ultrasound images by comparison with manual contours. MATERIALS & METHODS: Nine patients receiving RT for cervical cancer were imaged with the 3D Clarity(®) transabdominal probe at RT planning, and 1 to 7 times during treatment...
May 10, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488728/fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-faah-regulates-hypercapnia-ischemia-induced-increases-in-n-acylethanolamines-in-mouse-brain
#16
Lin Lin, Adam H Metherel, Peter J Jones, Richard P Bazinet
N-acylethanolamines (NAEs) are endogenous lipid ligands for several receptors including cannabinoid receptors and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-α), which regulate numerous physiological functions. Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) is, largely, responsible for the degradation of NAEs. However, at high concentrations of ethanolamines and unesterified fatty acids, FAAH can also catalyze the reverse reaction, producing NAEs. Several brain insults such as ischemia and hypoxia increase brain unesterified fatty acids...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486671/elucidation-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-aminoglycoside-and-capreomycin-resistance-by-targeted-deletion-of-three-putative-resistance-genes
#17
Anna Rominski, Petra Selchow, Katja Becker, Juliane K Brülle, Michael Dal Molin, Peter Sander
Objectives: Mycobacterium abscessus is innately resistant to a variety of drugs thereby limiting therapeutic options. Bacterial resistance to aminoglycosides (AGs) is conferred mainly by AG-modifying enzymes, which often have overlapping activities. Several putative AG-modifying enzymes are encoded in the genome of M. abscessus . The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular basis underlying AG resistance in M. abscessus . Methods: M. abscessus deletion mutants deficient in one of three genes potentially involved in AG resistance, aac(2 ' ) , eis1 and eis2 , were generated by targeted gene inactivation, as were combinatorial double and triple deletion mutants...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481365/membrane-bound-%C3%AE-catenin-degradation-is-enhanced-by-ets2-mediated-siah1-induction-in-helicobacter-pylori-infected-gastric-cancer-cells
#18
L Das, S B Kokate, P Dixit, S Rath, N Rout, S P Singh, S E Crowe, A Bhattacharyya
β-catenin has two different cellular functions: intercellular adhesion and transcriptional activity. The E3 ubiquitin ligase Siah1 causes ubiquitin-mediated degradation of the cytosolic β-catenin and therefore, impairs nuclear translocation and oncogenic function of β-catenin. However, the effect of Siah1 on the cell membrane bound β-catenin has not been studied. In this study, we identified that the carcinogenic bacterium H. pylori increased ETS2 transcription factor-mediated Siah1 protein expression in gastric cancer cells (GCCs) MKN45, AGS and Kato III...
May 8, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480404/inhibitory-activity-of-mangiferin-on-helicobacter-pylori-induced-inflammation-in-human-gastric-carcinoma-ags-cells
#19
Qiu-Jie Zhang, Lu Yue
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is a serious health issue caused by H. pylori and claims more lives in developing and undeveloped countries. Hence, the need for a natural drug with several pharmacological activities with no adverse effect are highly recommended. The target of this study was to verify the anti-H. pyloric efficacy of mangiferin (MF) on H. pylori-infected AGS cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: AGS cells were co-cultured with H. pylori and incubated with increased concentration of MF (10, 20, 50 and 100 μg/mL) or amoxicillin (AMX) and DMSO (control) group to assess its anti-H...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479510/evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-properties-of-carexanes-in-ags-cells-transfected-with-the-helicobacter-pylori-s-protein-hspb
#20
Elisabetta Buommino, Brigida D'Abrosca, Giovanna Donnarumma, Annamaria Parisi, Monica Scognamiglio, Antonio Fiorentino, Antonio De Luca
Naturally derived compounds represent a potential source of pharmacologically active drugs able to contrast different diseases, including gastric cancer, a multifactorial disease, in which the important role played by H. pylori infection has been demonstrated. Carexanes, stilbene derivatives, isolated from plants of the Carex distachya Desf., are unusual secondary metabolites with a tetracyclic skeleton arising from a cyclization of prenylstilbenoid precursors. In this study we firstly showed the ability of three purified carexanes CxB, CxG, and CxI to enhance the antioxidant response of AGS cells and to contrast the effect of the H...
May 4, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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