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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439677/ap-2%C3%AE-reverses-vincristine-induced-multidrug-resistance-of-sgc7901-gastric-cancer-cells-by-inhibiting-the-notch-pathway
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Wei Lian, Li Zhang, Long Yang, Wensheng Chen
Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains a major clinical obstacle in the treatment of gastric cancer (GC) since it causes tumor recurrence and metastasis. The transcription factor activator protein-2α (AP-2α) has been implicated in drug-resistance in breast cancer; however, its effects on MDR of gastric cancer are far from understood. In this study, we aimed to explore the effects of AP-2α on the MDR in gastric cancer cells selected by vincristine (VCR). Decreased AP-2α levels were markedly detected by RT-PCR and Western blot in gastric cancer cell lines (BGC-823, SGC-7901, AGS, MKN-45) compared with that in the gastric epithelial cell line (GES-1)...
April 24, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439087/3d-microfluidic-model-for-evaluating-immunotherapy-efficacy-by-tracking-dendritic-cell-behaviour-toward-tumor-cells
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Stefania Parlato, Adele De Ninno, Rosa Molfetta, Elena Toschi, Debora Salerno, Arianna Mencattini, Giulia Romagnoli, Alessandra Fragale, Lorenzo Roccazzello, Maria Buoncervello, Irene Canini, Enrico Bentivegna, Mario Falchi, Francesca Romana Bertani, Annamaria Gerardino, Eugenio Martinelli, Corrado Natale, Rossella Paolini, Luca Businaro, Lucia Gabriele
Immunotherapy efficacy relies on the crosstalk within the tumor microenvironment between cancer and dendritic cells (DCs) resulting in the induction of a potent and effective antitumor response. DCs have the specific role of recognizing cancer cells, taking up tumor antigens (Ags) and then migrating to lymph nodes for Ag (cross)-presentation to naïve T cells. Interferon-α-conditioned DCs (IFN-DCs) exhibit marked phagocytic activity and the special ability of inducing Ag-specific T-cell response. Here, we have developed a novel microfluidic platform recreating tightly interconnected cancer and immune systems with specific 3D environmental properties, for tracking human DC behaviour toward tumor cells...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434172/lactobacillus-paracasei-strain-06tca19-suppresses-inflammatory-chemokine-induced-by-helicobacter-pylori-in-human-gastric-epithelial-cells
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Shiro Takeda, Keiji Igoshi, Chuluunbat Tsend-Ayush, Tsendesuren Oyunsuren, Ryoichi Sakata, Yasuhiro Koga, Yuo Arima, Masahiko Takeshita
Helicobacter (H.) pylori infection is an important risk factor for gastric cancer that causes gastric inflammation. Inflammatory chemokines such as interleukin (IL)-8 and regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES) are elevated in the gastric mucosa by H. pylori. This study aimed to investigate the effects of Lactobacillus paracasei strain 06TCa19, a probiotic strain, on IL-8 and RANTES expression and production induced by H. pylori using human gastric epithelial cell lines. Strain 06TCa19 was shown to suppress H...
April 22, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424865/immunostaining-for-hu-c-d-and-cd56-is-useful-for-a-definitive-histopathological-diagnosis-of-congenital-and-acquired-isolated-hypoganglionosis
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Koichiro Yoshimaru, Tomoaki Taguchi, Satoshi Obata, Junkichi Takemoto, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Iwanaka, Yusuke Yanagi, Masaaki Kuda, Kina Miyoshi, Toshiharu Matsuura, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Takako Yoshioka, Atsuko Nakazawa, Yoshinao Oda
Isolated hypoganglionosis (IHG) has been proposed as a distinct entity with two subtypes: congenital IHG (CIHG) and acquired IHG (AIHG). However, due to the rarity of the disease and the lack of defining histological criteria, the concept of IHG is not widely accepted. We studied paraffin-embedded intestinal specimens from 79 patients diagnosed with Hirschsprung's disease (HD) (n = 49), CIHG (n = 25), and AIHG (n = 5) collected between January 1996 and December 2015. Histopathological diagnosis of HD, CIHG, and AIHG was confirmed by hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemical staining using Hu C/D and CD56...
April 19, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423719/ampk%C3%AE-phosphatase-ppm1e-upregulation-in-human-gastric-cancer-is-required-for-cell-proliferation
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Min-Bin Chen, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Li-Bo Cheng, Jian-Wei Lu, Ping Zeng, Pei-Hua Lu
Activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a valuable anti-cancer strategy. In the current study, we tested expression and potential function of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase phosphatase (Ppm1E), an AMPKα phosphatase, in human gastric cancers. Ppm1E expression was elevated in human gastric cancer tissues (vs. normal tissues), which was correlated with AMPK (p-AMPKα, Thr-172) dephosphorylation and mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) activation. Ppm1E upregulation, AMPK inhibition and mTORC1 activation were also observed in human gastric cancer cell lines (AGS, HGC-27, and SNU601)...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422983/kiaa1199-promotes-migration-and-invasion-by-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-mmps-mediated-emt-progression-and-serves-as-a-poor-prognosis-marker-in-gastric-cancer
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Shuqin Jia, Tingting Qu, Xiaohong Wang, Mengmeng Feng, Yang Yang, Xuemin Feng, Ruiting Ma, Wenmei Li, Ying Hu, Yi Feng, Ke Ji, Ziyu Li, Wenguo Jiang, Jiafu Ji
BACKGROUND: KIAA1199 was upregulated in diverse cancers, but the association of KIAA1199 with gastric cancer (GC), the biological role of KIAA1199 in GC cells and the related molecular mechanisms remain to be elucidated. METHODS: KIAA1199 expression was analysed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction assay (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) in GC patient tissue. The small hairpin RNA (shRNA) was applied for the knockdown of endogenous KIAA1199 in NCI-N87 and AGS cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422502/arrays-of-ag-and-au-nanoparticles-with-terpyridine-and-thiophene-based-ligands-morphology-and-optical-responses
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Markéta Prusková, Veronika Sutrová, Miroslav Šlouf, Blanka Vlčková, Jiří Vohlídal, Ivana Šloufová
The assembly of Ag and Au nanoparticles (NPs) into nanoparticulate arrays mediated by terpyridine (tpy), 4'-(2-thienyl)terpyridine (T-tpy), and short α,ω-bis(tpy)oligothiophene ligands has been accomplished at the interface between the Ag or Au NP hydrosol and a solution of the molecular species in dichloromethane. The relationship between the morphology and the optical responses of the arrays has been investigated by advanced methods of TEM (transmission electron microscopy) image analysis and surface plasmon extinction (SPE) spectra...
April 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416599/characterization-of-t-dependent-and-t-independent-b-cell-responses-to-a-virus-like-particle
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Wenhua Liao, Zhaolin Hua, Can Liu, Lin Lin, Rui Chen, Baidong Hou
Natural pathogens, such as viruses, often induce T-dependent and T-independent Ab responses. However, the activation and differentiation of Ag-specific B cells under these conditions had not been examined in detail. In this study, we used bacterial phage Qβ-derived virus-like particles (Qβ-VLPs) as an immunogen to examine the T-independent and T-dependent phases of the response in mice. Using Qβ-specific cell labeling and enrichment methods developed in this study, we were able to characterize the rare Ag-specific B cells in detail...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413322/improved-antimicrobial-effect-of-ginseng-extract-by-heat-transformation
#9
Peng Xue, Yang Yao, Xiu-Shi Yang, Jia Feng, Gui-Xing Ren
BACKGROUND: The incidence of halitosis has a prevalence of 22-50% throughout the world and is generally caused by anaerobic oral microorganisms, such as Fusobacterium nucleatum, Clostridium perfringens, and Porphyromonas gingivalis. Previous investigations on the structure-activity relationships of ginsenosides have led to contrasting results. Particularly, the antibacterial activity of less polar ginsenosides against halitosis-related bacteria has not been reported. METHODS: Crude saponins extracted from the Panax quinquefolius leaf-stem (AGS) were treated at 130°C for 3 h to obtain heat-transformed saponins (HTS)...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411462/flavone-polyphenols-dominate-in-thymus-schimperi-ronniger-lc-esi-ms-ms-characterization-and-study-of-anti-proliferative-effects-of-plant-extract-on-ags-and-hepg2-cancer-cells
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Kebede Taye Desta, Gon Sup Kim, A M Abd El-Aty, Suchismita Raha, Man-Bae Kim, Ji Hoon Jeong, Mohamad Warda, Ahmet Hacımüftüoğlu, Ho-Chul Shin, Jae-Han Shim, Sung Chul Shin
Thymus schimperi is a highly localized and a rare plant endemic to Ethiopia. An optimized and validated high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS/MS) method was applied to characterize 23 polyphenolic compounds found in ethyl acetate extracts of the plant. From those, flavones dominated and luteolin was the major component contributing 21.83% of the total composition (or 46.05±0.59g/kg of fresh sample weight). Validation data showed a determination coefficient (R(2))≥0...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410240/ulk1-over-expression-in-human-gastric-cancer-is-correlated-with-patients-t-classification-and-cancer-relapse
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Min-Bin Chen, Xiao-Zhi Ji, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Ping Zeng, Xin-Yu Xu, Rong Ma, Zheng-Dong Guo, Jian-Wei Lu, Ji-Feng Feng
Ulk1 is a key autophagy protein. Here, we tested expression and potential function of Ulk1 in human gastric cancer. Ulk1 mRNA and protein were significantly elevated in multiple fresh human gastric cancer tissues. Its level was relatively low in surrounding normal epithelial tissues. Ulk1 over-expression was also observed in several gastric cancer cell lines (AGS, HGC-27, and SNU601). Remarkably, Ulk1 knockdown by targeted-shRNA inhibited AGS gastric cancer cell survival and proliferation. On the other hand, exogenous Ulk1 over-expression could further promote AGS cell survival and proliferation...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408643/gastrin-induces-parathyroid-hormone-like-hormone-expression-in-gastric-parietal-cells
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Asma Al Menhali, Theresa M Keeley, Elise S Demitrack, Linda C Samuelson
Parietal cells play a fundamental role in stomach maintenance, not only by creating a pathogen-free environment through the production of gastric acid, but also by secreting growth factors important for homeostasis of the gastric epithelium. The gastrointestinal hormone gastrin is known to be a central regulator of both parietal cell function and gastric epithelial cell proliferation and differentiation. Our previous gene expression profiling studies of mouse stomach identified parathyroid hormone-like hormone (PTHLH) as a potential gastrin-regulated gastric growth factor...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407494/vaccine-nanocarriers-coupling-intracellular-pathways-and-cellular-biodistribution-to-control-cd4-vs-cd8-t-cell-responses
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Marcela Rincon-Restrepo, Aaron Mayer, Sylvie Hauert, Daniel K Bonner, Edward A Phelps, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Melody A Swartz, Sachiko Hirosue
Nanoparticle delivery systems are known to enhance the immune response to soluble antigens (Ags) and are thus a promising tool for the development of new vaccines. Our laboratory has engineered two different nanoparticulate systems in which Ag is either encapsulated within the core of polymersomes (PSs) or decorated onto the surface of nanoparticles (NPs). Previous studies showed that PSs are better at enhancing CD4 T cells and antibody titers, while NPs preferentially augment cytotoxic CD8 T cells. Herein, we demonstrate that the differential activation of T cell immunity reflects differences in the modes of intracellular trafficking and distinct biodistribution of the Ag in lymphoid organs, which are both driven by the properties of each nanocarrier...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405575/factorial-analysis-of-the-binding-properties-of-acetylated-ginger-starch-in-metronidazole-tablet-formulations
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Oluyemisi Adebowale Bamiro, Abioye Josephina Duro-Emanuel
INTRODUCTION: The delivery of drug is often affected by formulation processes and the excipients used in the formulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 2(3) factorial analysis was used in this study to evaluate the effect of acetylated ginger starch (AGS) (Zingiber officinale) as a binder in metronidazole tablets, in comparison to corn starch (CS) BP. The individual and interacting effects of variables (binder type X1, binder concentration X2, and compression pressure X3) used on tablet properties such as friability, crushing strength, crushing strength friability ratio (CSFR), disintegration and crushing strength friability/disintegration time ratio (CSFR/DT) were determined...
January 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404634/mucosal-igm-antibody-with-d-mannose-affinity-in-fugu-takifugu-rubripes-is-utilized-by-a-monogenean-parasite-heterobothrium-okamotoi-for-host-recognition
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Kento Igarashi, Ryohei Matsunaga, Sachi Hirakawa, Sho Hosoya, Hiroaki Suetake, Kiyoshi Kikuchi, Yuzuru Suzuki, Osamu Nakamura, Toshiaki Miyadai, Satoshi Tasumi, Shigeyuki Tsutsui
How parasites recognize their definitive hosts is a mystery; however, parasitism is reportedly initiated by recognition of certain molecules on host surfaces. Fish ectoparasites make initial contact with their hosts at body surfaces, such as skin and gills, which are covered with mucosa that are similar to those of mammalian guts. Fish are among the most primitive vertebrates with immune systems that are equivalent to those in mammals, and they produce and secrete IgM into mucus. In this study, we showed that the monogenean parasite Heterobothrium okamotoi utilizes IgM to recognize its host, fugu Takifugu rubripes Oncomiracidia are infective larvae of H...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401005/chk1-inhibition-potentiates-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-parp-inhibitor-bmn673-in-gastric-cancer
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Yuping Yin, Qian Shen, Peng Zhang, Ruikang Tao, Weilong Chang, Ruidong Li, Gengchen Xie, Weizhen Liu, Lihong Zhang, Prabodh Kapoor, Shumei Song, Jaffer Ajani, Gordon B Mills, Jianying Chen, Kaixiong Tao, Guang Peng
Globally, gastric cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths because of the lack of effective treatments for patients with advanced tumors when curative surgery is not possible. Thus, there is an urgent need to identify molecular targets in gastric cancer that can be used for developing novel therapies and prolonging patient survival. Checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1) is a crucial regulator of cell cycle transition in DNA damage response (DDR). In our study, we report that Chk1 plays an important role in promoting gastric cancer cell survival and growth, which serves as an effective therapeutic target in gastric cancer...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390866/activation-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-signaling-in-gastric-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-increases-their-motility-via-expression-of-rhomboid-5-homolog-2-and-ability-to-induce-invasiveness-of-gastric-cancer-cells
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Takatsugu Ishimoto, Keisuke Miyake, Tannistha Nandi, Masakazu Yashiro, Nobuyuki Onishi, Kie Kyon Huang, Suling Joyce Lin, Ramnarayanan Kalpana, Su Ting Tay, Yuka Suzuki, Byoung Chul Cho, Daisuke Kuroda, Kota Arima, Daisuke Izumi, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yoshifumi Baba, Eiji Oki, Masayuki Watanabe, Hideyuki Saya, Kosei Hirakawa, Hideo Baba, Patrick Tan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Fibroblasts that interact with cancer cells are called cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)-they promote progression of different tumor types. We investigated the characteristics and functions of CAFs in diffuse-type gastric cancers (DGCs) by analyzing features of their genome and gene expression patterns. METHODS: We isolated CAFs and adjacent non-cancer fibroblasts (NFs) from 110 GC tissues from patients who underwent gastrectomy in Japan from 2008 through 2016...
April 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390238/response-of-anaerobic-granular-sludge-to-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-and-multi-wall-carbon-nanotubes-during-beet-sugar-industrial-wastewater-treatment
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John J Ambuchi, Zhaohan Zhang, Lili Shan, Dandan Liang, Peng Zhang, Yujie Feng
The accelerated use of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) and multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in the consumer and industrial sectors has triggered the need to understand their potential environmental impact. The response of anaerobic granular sludge (AGS) to IONPs and MWCNTs during the anaerobic digestion of beet sugar industrial wastewater (BSIW) was investigated in this study. The IONPs increased the biogas and subsequent CH4 production rates in comparison with MWCNTs and the control samples. This might be due to the utilization of IONPs and MWCNTs as conduits for electron transfer toward methanogens...
March 31, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387595/interferon-stimulated-gene-expression-as-a-preferred-biomarker-for-disease-activity-in-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome
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Ben X Wang, Stephanie A Grover, Peter Kannu, Grace Yoon, Ronald M Laxer, E Ann Yeh, Eleanor N Fish
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is an early-onset, genetic disease characterized by recurrent fever, multifocal lesions of the brain, and systemic autoimmunity. We report on 3 AGS patients, 2 siblings with an RNASEH2A gene mutation and 1 patient with a SAMHD1 gene mutation. Serial analysis of peripheral blood from all 3 AGS patients showed consistently elevated expression of the interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs): ISG15, RSAD2, and IFI27, not observed in unaffected family members. Enumeration of circulating white blood cells and platelets and examination of C-reactive protein showed no significant deviation from the normal range for Patient 2 with the RNASEH2A mutation and Patient 3 with the SAMHD1 mutation, even when Patient 2 had magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities and ongoing febrile episodes...
April 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382654/antioxidant-and-anticancer-effects-of-functional-peptides-from-ovotransferrin-hydrolysates
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Jae Hoon Lee, Sun Hee Moon, Hyun Suk Kim, Eunju Park, Dong Uk Ahn, Hyun-Dong Paik
BACKGROUND: Egg white is a good source for making functional peptides that can be used in food industry. Ovotransferrin (OTF) is one of the major egg white proteins with many functional properties, including antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiviral activities. However, enzymatic hydrolysis of ovotransferrin is known to further improve the functional activities of OTF. The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidant and anticancer activities of functional peptides produced by two-step enzyme hydrolysis of OTF...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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