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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777027/t-cell-proliferation-and-colitis-are-initiated-by-defined-intestinal-microbes
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Pailin Chiaranunt, Justin T Tometich, Junyi Ji, Timothy W Hand
Inflammatory bowel disease has been associated with the dysregulation of T cells specific to Ags derived from the intestinal microbiota. How microbiota-specific T cells are regulated is not completely clear but is believed to be mediated by a combination of IgA, regulatory T cells, and type 3 innate lymphoid cells. To test the role of these regulatory components on microbiota-specific T cells, we bred CBir1 TCR transgenic (CBir1Tg) mice (specific to flagellin from common intestinal bacteria) onto a lymphopenic Rag1-/- background...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771410/g-quadruplex-antibody-attenuates-human-gastric-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-through-htert-telomerase-pathway
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Y-Q Zhang, J-H Pei, S-S Shi, J Zheng, J-M Wang, X-S Guo, G-Y Cui, X-Y Wang, H-P Zhang, W-Q Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of G-quadruplex antibody BG4 in human gastric cancer AGS cells and assess its functions in attenuating proliferation and promoting apoptosis in gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BG4 high-expression gastric cancer AGS cell line was established by pEGFP-N1-BG4 transient transfection. AGS cells transfected with pEGFP-N1 plasmids were included into the pEGFP-N1 group and those not transfected with plasmids were included into the negative control group...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769270/effective-combination-adjuvants-engage-both-tlr-and-inflammasome-pathways-to-promote-potent-adaptive-immune-responses
#3
Emilie Seydoux, Hong Liang, Natasha Dubois Cauwelaert, Michelle Archer, Nicholas D Rintala, Ryan Kramer, Darrick Carter, Christopher B Fox, Mark T Orr
The involvement of innate receptors that recognize pathogen- and danger-associated molecular patterns is critical to programming an effective adaptive immune response to vaccination. The synthetic TLR4 agonist glucopyranosyl lipid adjuvant (GLA) synergizes with the squalene oil-in-water emulsion (SE) formulation to induce strong adaptive responses. Although TLR4 signaling through MyD88 and TIR domain-containing adapter inducing IFN-β are essential for GLA-SE activity, the mechanisms underlying the synergistic activity of GLA and SE are not fully understood...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767555/protective-effect-of-the-bet-protein-inhibitor-jq1-in-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
#4
Liping Sun, Jing Liu, Yanggang Yuan, Xinzhou Zhang, Zheng Dong
As a potent chemotherapy drug, cisplatin is also notorious for its side effects including nephrotoxicity in kidneys, presenting a pressing need to identify renoprotective agents. Cisplatin nephrotoxicity involves epigenetic regulations, including changes in histone acetylation. Bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins are "readers" of the epigenetic code of histone acetylation. Here, we investigated the potential renoprotective effects of JQ1, a small molecule inhibitor of BET proteins. We show that JQ1 significantly ameliorated cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice as indicated by the measurements of kidney function, histopathology, and renal tubular apoptosis...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766799/anticancer-activity-of-an-oplopanax-elatus-stem-extract-and-biologically-active-isolated-compounds
#5
Jinfeng Yang, Yea-Ji Lee, Yong Soo Kwon, Myong Jo Kim
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Oplopanax elatus (Nakai) Nakai is used in folk medicine in China. In this study, the antiproliferative activity of an O. elatus fraction extracted by ethyl acetate (EF) was tested on human breast cancer MCF-7 cells, human colon cancer HCT-116 cells, and human stomach cancer AGS cells. The potential mechanism of antiproliferation was also investigated using an apoptosis assay. RESULTS: The results showed that the EF remarkably suppressed proliferation of human breast, stomach, and colon cancer cells...
May 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766661/structure-based-design-of-a-eukaryote-selective-antiprotozoal-fluorinated-aminoglycoside
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Hiroki Kanazawa, Oscar M Saavedra, Juan Pablo Maianti, Simon A Young, Luis Izquierdo, Terry K Smith, Stephen Hanessian, Jiro Kondo
Aminoglycosides (AG) are antibiotics that lower the accuracy of protein synthesis by targeting a highly-conserved RNA helix of the ribosomal A-site. The discovery of AGs that selectively target the eukaryotic ribosome, but lack activity in prokaryotes, are promising as antiprotozoals for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases, and as therapies to read-through point-mutation genetic diseases. However, a single nucleobase change A1408G in the eukaryotic A-site leads to negligible affinity for most AGs. Herein we report the synthesis of 6'-fluoro sisomicin, the first 6'-fluorinated aminoglycoside, which specifically interacts with the protozoal cytoplasmic rRNA A-site, but not the bacterial A-site, as evidenced by X-ray co-crystal structures...
May 15, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765447/microrna-141-inhibits-proliferation-of-gastric-cardia-adenocarcinoma-by-targeting-macc1
#7
Shubin Li, Jixian Zhu, Junjie Li, Shubo Li, Bin Li
Introduction: Abnormal expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) contributes to cancer development through regulating proliferation, apoptosis and drug resistance in cancer cells. The present study was designed to explore the effect and mechanism of miR-141 on gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA). Material and methods: Forty-one paired GCA tissues and adjacent normal tissues were obtained from GCA patients never treated by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. QRT-PCR was used to detect the expression level of miR-141 in GCA...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760196/perinodal-adipose-tissue-participates-in-immune-protection-through-a-lymphatic-vessel-independent-route
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Yujia Lin, Glory Leung, Dante Louie, Ania Bogoslowski, James Ross, Paul Kubes, Pierre-Yves von der Weid, Shan Liao
Lymphatic vessels remove and transport excess interstitial fluid to lymph nodes (LNs) for fluid balance and immune protection. LNs are typically surrounded by perinodal adipose tissue (PAT). However, PAT is a blood vessel-rich but lymphatic-rare tissue; therefore, how excess fluid in PAT is removed remains unclear. Using C57BL/6 mice, fluorescent dye tracing and transmission electron microscopy results suggest that fluid in PAT can travel to the LN via collagen I+ channels (PAT-LN conduits), merge into a collagen-rich space between the PAT and LN capsule (PAT-LN sinus), and may enter the LN via the LN capsule-associated conduits...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752315/formation-of-immune-complexes-with-a-tetanus-derived-b-cell-epitope-boosts-human-t-cell-responses-to-covalently-linked-peptides-in-an-ex-vivo-blood-loop-system
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Erika A K Fletcher, Wendy van Maren, Robert Cordfunke, Jasper Dinkelaar, Jeroen D C Codee, Gijs van der Marel, Cornelis J M Melief, Ferry Ossendorp, Jan Wouter Drijfhout, Sara M Mangsbo
Enhancing T cell responses against both viral and tumor Ags requires efficient costimulation and directed delivery of peptide Ags into APCs. Long peptide vaccines are considered favorable vaccine moieties from a clinical perspective, as they can harbor more than one immunogenic epitope enabling treatment of a broader target population. In addition, longer peptides are not extracellularly loaded on MHC class I; rather, they require intracellular processing and will thereby be presented to T cells mainly by professional APCs, thereby avoiding the risk of tolerance induction...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750718/referral-to-low-vision-services-for-glaucoma-patients-referral-criteria-and-barriers
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Mona A Kaleem, Sheila K West, Lily Im, Bonnielin K Swenor
PURPOSE: To determine what criteria are being used by glaucoma specialists to refer patients to low vision services (LVS) and to identify potential barriers to LVS referral. METHODS: A survey was emailed to members of the American Glaucoma Society (AGS). The number and percentage of responses to each survey question were examined. RESULTS: Reported criteria for referral included difficulty performing activities related to vision (78%), degree of visual field loss (63%), and difficulty with orientation and mobility (27%)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749704/genome-wide-mrna-mirna-profiling-uncovers-a-role-of-the-microrna-mir-29b-1-5p-phlpp1-signalling-pathway-in-helicobacter-pylori-driven-matrix-metalloproteinase-production-in-gastric-epithelial-cells
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Chandreyee Datta, Arijita Subuddhi, Manish Kumar, Thurbu Tshering Lepcha, Sohini Chakraborty, Kuladip Jana, Zhumur Ghosh, Asish Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Joyoti Basu, Manikuntala Kundu
Aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is associated with tumour progression, extracellular matrix remodelling and cell proliferation. miRNAs modulate host gene expression during infection by pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori, which is associated with varying degrees of gastric pathology. In order to gain insight into the regulation of gene expression by miRNAs during H. pylori infection of gastric epithelial cells and its likely downstream consequences, we analysed the transcriptomes and miRnomes of AGS cells infected with H...
May 11, 2018: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749532/meg3-mir%C3%A2-21-axis-affects-cell-mobility-by-suppressing-epithelial%C3%A2-mesenchymal-transition-in-gastric-cancer
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Gang Xu, Lei Meng, Dawei Yuan, Kang Li, Yong Zhang, Chengxue Dang, Kun Zhu
The prognosis of patients with gastric cancer remains poor mainly due to distant metastasis. Maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3), a long non‑coding RNA (lncRNA), is downregulated in various tumor tissues and suppresses tumor progression. miR‑21 is a microRNA which is expressed highly in tumor tissues. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between MEG3 and miR‑21 in regards to the cell mobility of gastric cancer. Our data demonstrated that MEG3 was downregulated while miR‑21 was upregulated in gastric cancer tissues and cell lines by qRT‑PCR...
May 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743821/blockade-of-itga2-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-cell-migration-in-gastric-cancer
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Yu-Chang Chuang, Hsin-Yi Wu, Yu-Ling Lin, Shey-Cherng Tzou, Cheng-Hsun Chuang, Ting-Yan Jian, Pin-Rong Chen, Yuan-Ching Chang, Chi-Hsin Lin, Tse-Hung Huang, Chao-Ching Wang, Yi-Lin Chan, Kuang-Wen Liao
Background: Gastric cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Gastric cancer is often diagnosed at advanced stages and the outcome of the treatment is often poor. Therefore, identifying new therapeutic targets for this cancer is urgently needed. Integrin alpha 2 (ITGA2) subunit and the beta 1 subunit form a heterodimer for a transmembrane receptor for extracellular matrix, is an important molecule involved in tumor cell proliferation, survival and migration...
2018: Biological Procedures Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743367/a-screen-for-epstein-barr-virus-proteins-that-inhibit-the-dna-damage-response-reveals-a-novel-histone-binding-protein
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Ting-Hin Ho, Justine Sitz, Qingtang Shen, Ariane Leblanc-Lacroix, Eric I Campos, Ivan Borozan, Edyta Marcon, Jack Greenblatt, Amelie Fradet-Turcotte, Dong-Yan Jin, Lori Frappier
To replicate and persist in human cells, linear double-stranded (ds) DNA viruses, such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), must overcome the host DNA damage response (DDR) that is triggered by the viral genomes. Since this response is necessary to maintain cellular genome integrity, its inhibition by EBV is likely an important factor in the development of cancers associated with EBV infection, including gastric carcinoma. Here we present the first extensive screen of EBV proteins that inhibit dsDNA break signaling...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743248/correction-to-systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743247/correction-to-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical
#16
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743246/correction-to-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-executive-summary-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741393/molecular-docking-of-immunogenic-peptide-of-toxoplasma-gondii-and-encapsulation-with-polymer-as-vaccine-candidate
#18
Rabia Cakir-Koc, Yasemin Budama-Kilinc, Yagmur Kokcu, Serda Kecel-Gunduz
Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most widely spread parasitic organisms in the world. T. gondii causes primary, chronic infection and mortality. Major surface antigen 1 is the most abundant tachyzoite surface protein and highly conserved between species and causes strong humoural response. Some studies showed that the peptide sequence of surface antigen has immunity. Therefore, tachyzoite surface antigenic peptide sequence is one of the good candidates for vaccine development. However, conformational information and delivery systems are very important parameters for vaccine development...
May 9, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741128/vestibulotoxicity-strategies-for-clinical-diagnosis-and-rehabilitation
#19
Jaynee A Handelsman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to discuss the most commonly prescribed vestibulotoxic medications and their impact on the vestibular system, to describe the clinical features of vestibular ototoxicity including symptoms reported by patients, and to describe assessment tools that may be used in a monitoring programme, including the functional impact of vestibular loss. Recently published data from a cohort of patients exposed to systemic aminoglycosides (AGS) are summarised, which highlight the importance of monitoring...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740948/astrocytes-an-active-player-in-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome
#20
Sunetra Sase, Asako Takanohashi, Adeline Vanderver, Akshata Almad
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is an early-onset, autoimmune and genetically heterogeneous disorder with severe neurologic injury. Molecular studies have established that autosomal recessive mutations in one of the following genes are causative: TREX1, RNASEH2A, RNASEH2B, RNASEH2C, SAMHD1, ADAR1 and IFIH1/MDA5. The phenotypic presentation and pathophysiology of AGS is associated with over-production of the cytokine Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) and its downstream signaling, characterized as type I interferonopathy...
May 2018: Brain Pathology
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