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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786738/design-and-mechanistic-study-of-a-novel-gold-nanocluster-based-drug-delivery-system
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Qinzhen Li, Yiting Pan, Tiankai Chen, Yuanxin Du, Honghua Ge, Buchang Zhang, Jianping Xie, Haizhu Yu, Manzhou Zhu
Chemically-triggered drug delivery systems (DDSs) have been extensively studied as they do not require specialized equipment to deliver the drug and can deeply penetrate human tissue. However, their syntheses are complicated and they tend to be cytotoxic, which restricts their clinical utility. In this work, the self-regulated drug loading and release capabilities of peptide-protected gold nanoclusters (Pep-Au NCs) are investigated using vancomycin (Van) as the model drug. Gold nanoclusters (Au NCs) coated with a custom-designed pentapeptide are synthesized as drug delivery nanocarriers and loaded with Van - a spontaneous process reliant on the specific binding between Van and the custom-designed peptide...
May 22, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784043/dysregulation-of-mir-200s-clusters-as-potential-prognostic-biomarkers-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Jing-Dong Zhou, Liu-Chao Zhang, Ting-Juan Zhang, Yu Gu, De-Hong Wu, Wei Zhang, Ji-Chun Ma, Xiang-Mei Wen, Hong Guo, Jiang Lin, Jun Qian
BACKGROUND: Increasing studies showed that miR-200 family (miR-200s) clusters are aberrantly expressed in multiple human cancers, and miR-200s clusters function as tumor suppressor genes by affecting cell proliferation, self-renewal, differentiation, division and apoptosis. Herein, we aimed to investigate the expression and clinical implication of miR-200s clusters in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: RT-qPCR was performed to detect expression of miR-200s clusters in 19 healthy donors, 98 newly diagnosed AML patients, and 35 AML patients achieved complete remission (CR)...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782969/electroencephalographic-and-cardiovascular-markers-of-vulnerability-within-families-of-suicidal-adolescents-a-pilot-study
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Erin A Kaufman, Sheila E Crowell, James Coleman, Megan E Puzia, Douglas D Gray, David L Strayer
Suicide, self-injury, and predisposing vulnerabilities aggregate in families. Those at greatest risk often show deficits in two biologically-mediated domains: behavioral control and emotion regulation. This pilot study explored electroencephalographic and cardiovascular indices of self-regulation among typical and suicidal adolescents (n = 30/group) and biological family members (mothers, fathers, and siblings). We measured event-related potentials during a flanker task designed to evoke impulsive responding and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) at rest and during social rejection...
May 18, 2018: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782871/neuralized1a-regulates-asymmetric-division-in-mouse-lewis-lung-carcinoma-cells
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Liangsheng Kong, Jingyuan Li, Yongli Liu, Zhiwei Sun, Shixia Zhou, Junling Tang, Ting Ye, Jianyu Wang, H Rosie Xing
Asymmetric division (ASD), the unique characteristic of normal stem cells, is regarded as a stemness marker when applied to the study of cancer stem cells (CSCs). However, the role of ASD in the self-renewal of CSCs and its regulation remain largely unknown. Here, we first established a mouse Lewis lung carcinoma CSC cell line that could undergo asymmetric division (LLC-ASD cells) derived from the parental mouse Lewis lung carcinoma cancer cells (LLC-Parental cells). In vitro assessment of stemness by RT-qPCR and western blot analysis of stem cell markers, clonogenic assay (p < 0...
May 18, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782854/combined-treatment-with-sorafenib-and-silibinin-synergistically-targets-both-hcc-cells-and-cancer-stem-cells-by-enhanced-inhibition-of-the-phosphorylation-of-stat3-erk-akt
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Jie Mao, Hongbao Yang, Tingting Cui, Pan Pan, Nadia Kabir, Duo Chen, Jinyan Ma, Xingyi Chen, Yijun Chen, Yong Yang
Silibinin, a nontoxic bioactive component in milk thistle, is used as a liver-protective drug in the clinic mainly because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammation activities. In this study, we studied the cytotoxic effects of silibinin combined with sorafenib on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The results indicated that silibinin combined with sorafenib potently inhibited the proliferation of various HCC cells and induced significant apoptosis. In an HCC subcutaneous transplantation tumor model, the combination of silibinin and sorafenib significantly suppressed tumor growth compared with monotherapy...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782312/naturalistic-driving-study-investigating-self-regulation-behavior-in-early-alzheimer-s-disease-a-pilot-study
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Laurence Paire-Ficout, Sylviane Lafont, Fanny Conte, Amandine Coquillat, Colette Fabrigoule, Joël Ankri, Frédéric Blanc, Cécilia Gabel, Jean-Luc Novella, Isabella Morrone, Rachid Mahmoudi
BACKGROUND: Because cognitive processes decline in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the driving abilities are often affected. The naturalistic driving approach is relevant to study the driving habits and behaviors in normal or critical situations in a familiar environment of participants. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study analyzed in-car video recordings of naturalistic driving in patients with early-stage AD and in healthy controls, with a special focus on tactical self-regulation behavior...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781940/alpha-actinin-3-r577x-polymorphism-influences-muscle-damage-and-hormonal-responses-after-a-soccer-game
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Daniel B Coelho, Eduardo M Pimenta, Izinara C Rosse, Christiano Veneroso, Guilherme De Azambuja Pussieldi, Lenice K Becker, Emerson C Oliveira, Maria R S Carvalho, Emerson Silami-Garcia
Coelho, DB, Pimenta, EM, Rosse, IC, Veneroso, C, Pussieldi, GDA, Becker, LK, De Oliveira, EC, Carvalho, MRS, and Silami-Garcia, E. Alpha-actinin-3 R577X polymorphism influences muscle damage and hormonal responses after a soccer game. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-The purpose of this study was to evaluate indicators of muscle damage and hormonal responses after soccer matches and its relation to alpha-actinin-3 (ACTN3) gene expression (XX vs. RR/RX), considering that the R allele produces alpha-actinin-3 and provides greater muscle strength and power...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781830/early-self-regulation-early-self-regulatory-change-and-their-longitudinal-relations-to-adolescents-academic-health-and-mental-well-being-outcomes
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Steven J Howard, Kate E Williams
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the extent to which early self-regulation and early changes in self-regulation are associated with adolescents' academic, health, and mental well-being outcomes. METHODS: Data were collected from 1 of the cohorts in a large dual-cohort cross-sequential study of Australian children. This cohort consisted of a nationally representative data set of 4983 Australian children assessed at 4 to 5 years of age, who were followed longitudinally to 14 to 15 years of age...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781634/household-chaos-and-family-sleep-during-infants-first-year
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Corey J Whitesell, Brian Crosby, Thomas F Anders, Douglas M Teti
Household chaos has been linked with dysregulated family and individual processes. The present study investigated linkages between household chaos and infant and parent sleep, a self-regulated process impacted by individual, social, and environmental factors. Studies of relations between household chaos and child sleep have focused on older children and teenagers, with little attention given to infants or parent sleep. This study examines these relationships using objective measures of household chaos and sleep while controlling for, respectively, maternal emotional availability at bedtime and martial adjustment, in infant and parent sleep...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781449/the-role-of-moral-disgust-and-disgust-regulation-deficits-in-skin-picking-disorder
#10
Anne Schienle
BACKGROUND: Relative to other body-focused repetitive behaviors, skin-picking has received little investigation. In particular, its association with disgust has hardly been studied. This is surprising because one etiological model of skin-picking disorder (SPD) suggests that the excessive picking is a form of disgust-motivated grooming that aims at the removal of pathogens from the skin. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This questionnaire study explored whether SPD patients (n=46) and healthy controls (n=36) differ in different facets of trait disgust (tendency to experience pathogen disgust, moral disgust, self-disgust, and disgust regulation ability)...
April 2018: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781387/estrogen-related-receptor-alpha-triggers-the-migration-and-invasion-of-endometrial-cancer-cells-via-up-regulation-of-tgfb1
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Xiumin Huang, Xuelian Wang, Jing Shang, Zhiqin Zhaang, Binbin Cui, Yanzhen Lin, Ying Yang, Youyi Song, Shengnan Yu, Junjie Xia
Estrogenic signals have been suggested to be important for the tumorigenesis and progression of endometrial cancer (EC) cells. Our present data showed that estrogen related receptor alpha (ERRα), while not ERRβ or ERRγ, was significantly elevated in EC cells and tissues when compared to their controls. Targeted inhibition of ERRα by siRNA or its inverse agonist XCT-790 can suppress the migration and invasion of EC cells. Both si-ERRα and XCT-790 decreased the expression of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β)...
May 21, 2018: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781242/photo-controlled-reversible-microtubule-assembly-mediated-by-cyclodextrin-derivative
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Ying-Ming Zhang, Ni-Yuan Zhang, Kui Xiao, Yu Liu, Qilin Yu
The design and construction of multistimuli-responsive supramolecular nanoassemblies that can mimic and regulate the fundamental biological processes has become a focus of interest in supramolecular chemistry. In this work, a perfect combination has been achieved between naturally occurring microtubule and artificially macrocyclic receptor. The self-assembling morphology of microtubules can be photo-tuned by the host-guest interaction of paclitaxel-modified β-cyclodextrin (PTX-CD) and photochromic arylazopyrazole (PTX-AAP)...
May 20, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781034/specific-inhibitor-of-notch%C3%A2-3-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-nsclc-cells-to-gemcitabine
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Bi-Dan Hu, Jia Guo, Yuan-Zi Ye, Ting Du, Chun-Song Cheng, Qian Jiang, Ruo-Nan Liu, Yan-Bei Zhang
Notch‑3 is a receptor of the Notch signaling pathway and plays an important role in regulating self‑renewal, differentiation and apoptosis in cancer cells. Overexpression of Notch‑3 has been proved to be associated with resistance to gemcitabine (GEM) and poor patient prognosis for various malignant tumors. In the present study, two non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines, H1299 and A549, were induced with GEM for two months and then were treated with various concentrations of a Notch signaling blocker, N‑[N‑(3,5‑difluorophenacetyl)‑L‑alanyl]‑S‑phenylglycine t‑butyl ester (DAPT), with the goal of reducing expression of Notch intracellular domain 3 (NICD3)...
May 16, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780554/mechanistic-perspective-and-functional-activity-of-insulin-in-amylin-aggregation
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Michal Baram, Sharon Gilead, Ehud Gazit, Yifat Miller
Insulin is a key regulatory polypeptide that is secreted from pancreatic β-cells and has several important effects on the synthesis of lipids, regulation of enzymatic activities, blood glucose levels and the prevention of hyperglycemia. Insulin was demonstrated to self-assemble into ordered amyloid fibrils upon repeated injections, although the possible biological significance of the supramolecular structures is enigmatic. Amylin is also an amyloidogenic polypeptide that is secreted from pancreatic β-cells and plays an important role in glycemic regulation preventing post-prandial spikes in blood glucose levels...
May 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780340/regulating-emotional-responses-to-climate-change-a-construal-level-perspective
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Emma Ejelöv, André Hansla, Magnus Bergquist, Andreas Nilsson
This experimental study ( N = 139) examines the role of emotions in climate change risk communication. Drawing on Construal Level Theory, we tested how abstract vs. concrete descriptions of climate threat affect basic and self-conscious emotions and three emotion regulation strategies: changing oneself, repairing the situation and distancing oneself. In a 2 × 2 between subjects factorial design, climate change consequences were described as concrete/abstract and depicted as spatially proximate/distant. Results showed that, as hypothesized, increased self-conscious emotions mediate overall positive effects of abstract description on self-change and repair attempts...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779894/epigenetic-regulation-by-baf-complexes-limits-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-by-suppressing-wnt-signaling-in-late-embryonic-development
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Huong Nguyen, Cemil Kerimoglu, Mehdi Pirouz, Linh Pham, Kamila A Kiszka, Godwin Sokpor, M Sadman Sakib, Joachim Rosenbusch, Ulrike Teichmann, Rho H Seong, Anastassia Stoykova, Andre Fischer, Jochen F Staiger, Tran Tuoc
During early cortical development, neural stem cells (NSCs) divide symmetrically to expand the progenitor pool, whereas, in later stages, NSCs divide asymmetrically to self-renew and produce other cell types. The timely switch from such proliferative to differentiative division critically determines progenitor and neuron numbers. However, the mechanisms that limit proliferative division in late cortical development are not fully understood. Here, we show that the BAF (mSWI/SNF) complexes restrict proliferative competence and promote neuronal differentiation in late corticogenesis...
May 8, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779874/a-gabaergic-feedback-shapes-dopaminergic-input-on-the-drosophila-mushroom-body-to-promote-appetitive-long-term-memory
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Alice Pavlowsky, Johann Schor, Pierre-Yves Plaçais, Thomas Preat
Memory consolidation is a crucial step for long-term memory (LTM) storage. However, we still lack a clear picture of how memory consolidation is regulated at the neuronal circuit level. Here, we took advantage of the well-described anatomy of the Drosophila olfactory memory center, the mushroom body (MB), to address this question in the context of appetitive LTM. The MB lobes, which are made by the fascicled axons of the MB intrinsic neurons, are organized into discrete anatomical modules, each covered by the terminals of a defined type of dopaminergic neuron (DAN) and the dendrites of a corresponding type of MB output neuron (MBON)...
May 9, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779761/planting-the-seed-for-marijuana-use-changes-in-exposure-to-medical-marijuana-advertising-and-subsequent-adolescent-marijuana-use-cognitions-and-consequences-over-seven-years
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Elizabeth J D'Amico, Anthony Rodriguez, Joan S Tucker, Eric R Pedersen, Regina A Shih
BACKGROUND: Marijuana use during adolescence is associated with neurocognitive deficits and poorer functioning across several domains. It is likely that more states will pass both medical and recreational marijuana legalization laws in the coming elections; therefore, we must begin to look more closely at the longitudinal effects of medical marijuana (MM) advertising on marijuana use among adolescents so that we can better understand effects that this advertising may have on their subsequent marijuana use and related outcomes...
May 10, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779754/introduction-art-and-the-brain-from-pleasure-to-well-being
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EDITORIAL
Julia F Christensen, Antoni Gomila
Empirical aesthetics in general, and neuroaesthetics in particular, have been very much influenced by Berlyne's psychobiological program. For him, aesthetic appreciation involved the brain's reward and aversion systems. From this point of view, art constitutes a set of potentially rewarding stimuli. Research has certainly made great advances in understanding how the process of artistic valuation takes places, and which brain circuits are involved in generating the pleasure we obtain from artistic practices, performances, and works...
2018: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779460/is-there-really-a-relationship-between-empathy-and-aggression-evidence-from-physiological-and-self-report-measures
#20
Carlos Gantiva, Rocio Cendales, Maite Díaz, Yesenia González
A strong relationship between empathy and aggression has traditionally been argued, but a recent meta-analysis showed that this relationship is surprisingly weak. However, none of the studies that were analyzed in the meta-analysis used physiological measures of empathy to assess differences between aggressive and nonaggressive subjects. The present study evaluated the activity of the corrugator and zygomatic muscles, galvanic skin response, and heart rate response to pictures with different social content in 30 aggressive and 30 nonaggressive subjects...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
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