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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941402/copper-ii-ions-interactions-in-the-systems-with-triamines-and-atp-potentiometric-and-spectroscopic-studies
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S K Hoffmann, J Goslar, R Bregier-Jarzebowska, A Gasowska, A Zalewska, L Lomozik
The mode of interaction and thermodynamic stability of complexes formed in binary and ternary Cu(II)/ATP/triamines systems were studied using potentiometric and spectroscopic (NMR, EPR, UV-Vis) methods. It was found that in binary metal-free systems ATP/HxPA species are formed (PA: Spd=spermidine or 3,3-tri=1,7-diamino-4-azaheptane) where the phosphate groups from nucleotides are preferred negative centers and protonated amine groups of amines are positive centers of reaction. In the ternary systems Cu/ATP/Hx(PA) as well as Cu/(ATP)(PA) species are formed...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941398/the-mechanisms-mediating-the-antiepileptic-effects-of-the-ketogenic-diet-and-potential-opportunities-for-improvement-with-metabolism-altering-drugs
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REVIEW
Neil A Youngson, Margaret J Morris, Bill Ballard
The ketogenic diet (KD) is increasingly being used to treat patients with intractable epilepsy. Despite decades of research, the reason for its success, when anticonvulsants have failed, is still not completely understood. There are, however, many candidate mechanisms which can be grouped into those that alter neuronal excitability at the synapse, and those that confer neuroprotection. The molecular underpinning of these mechanisms centres on the shift from glucose- to lipid-based energy generation that accompanies a high fat/low carbohydrate diet...
September 13, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941396/real-time-ultrasound-angiography-using-superharmonic-dual-frequency-2-25mhz-30mhz-cylindrical-array-in-vitro-study
#3
Zhuochen Wang, K Heath Martin, Paul A Dayton, Xiaoning Jiang
Recent studies suggest that dual-frequency intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) transducers allow detection of superharmonic bubble signatures, enabling acoustic angiography for microvascular and molecular imaging. In this paper, a dual-frequency IVUS cylindrical array transducer was developed for real-time superharmonic imaging. A reduced form-factor lateral mode transmitter (2.25MHz) was used to excite microbubbles effectively at 782kPa with single-cycle excitation while still maintaining the small size and low profile (5Fr) (3Fr=1mm) for intravascular imaging applications...
September 15, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938749/the-testicular-transcriptome-associated-with-spermatogonia-differentiation-initiated-by-gonadotrophin-stimulation-in-the-juvenile-rhesus-monkey-macaca-mulatta
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Suresh Ramaswamy, William H Walker, Paula Aliberti, Rahil Sethi, Gary R Marshall, Alyxzandria Smith, Seyedmehdi Nourashrafeddin, Alicia Belgorosky, Uma R Chandran, Mark P Hedger, Tony M Plant
STUDY QUESTION: What is the genetic landscape within the testis of the juvenile rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) that underlies the decision of undifferentiated spermatogonia to commit to a pathway of differentiation when puberty is induced prematurely by exogenous LH and FSH stimulation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Forty-eight hours of gonadotrophin stimulation of the juvenile monkey testis resulted in the appearance of differentiating B spermatogonia and the emergence of 1362 up-regulated and 225 down-regulated testicular mRNAs encoding a complex network of proteins ranging from enzymes regulating Leydig cell steroidogenesis to membrane receptors, and from juxtacrine and paracrine factors to transcriptional factors governing spermatogonial stem cell fate...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938688/drag-reducing-polymers-decrease-hepatic-injury-and-metastases-after-liver-ischemia-reperfusion
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Samer Tohme, Marina V Kameneva, Hamza O Yazdani, Vikas Sud, Julie Goswami, Patricia Loughran, Hai Huang, Richard L Simmons, Allan Tsung
INTRODUCTION: Surgery, a crucial therapeutic modality in the treatment of solid tumors, can induce sterile inflammatory processes which can result in metastatic progression. Liver ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury, an inevitable consequence of hepatic resection of metastases, has been shown to foster hepatic capture of circulating cancer cells and accelerate metastatic growth. Efforts to reduce these negative consequences have not been thoroughly investigated. Drag reducing polymers (DRPs) are blood-soluble macromolecules that can, in nanomolar concentrations, increase tissue perfusion, decrease vascular resistance and decrease near-wall microvascular concentration of neutrophils and platelets thereby possibly reducing the inflammatory microenvironment...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938667/lncrnas-as-prognostic-molecular-biomarkers-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chuqian Zheng, Xiuxia Liu, Leifeng Chen, Zheng Xu, Jianghua Shao
The latest studies have shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) may be considered markers as their expression levels were abnormal in cancer and can be used as a molecular biomarker for the potential assessment of cancer prognosis. In this study, we aimed to assess the prognostic value of lncRNA as marker of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. We performed a detailed search of the PubMed and Embase databases for articles on the prognostic value of various lncRNAs in HCC. We then carefully extracted the relevant data from the articles, and we used the meta-analysis method to analyze these results; heterogeneity and publication bias were also evaluated...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938545/overexpression-of-leptin-receptor-in-human-glioblastoma-correlation-with-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-poor-prognosis
#7
Guosheng Han, Yanan Li, Yiqun Cao, Zhijian Yue, Yuhui Zhang, Laixing Wang, Jianmin Liu
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) was an important tumor blood supply to complement the endothelial cell-dependent angiogenesis, while leptin and receptor (ObR) involved in angiogenesis in glioblastoma has been reported on previous study, but the relationship between ObR expression and VM formation in human glioblastoma tissues, as well as their prognostic significance still remains unclear. In our study, we found that VM recognized by CD31-/PAS+ immunohistochemical staining in glioblastoma tissues showed a positive correlation with leptin expression (r = 0...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938164/multifunctional-superparamagnetic-nanoparticles-conjugated-with-fluorescein-labeled-designed-ankyrin-repeat-protein-as-an-efficient-her2-targeted-probe-in-breast-cancer
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Dong-Li Li, Jian-Er Tan, Ying Tian, Shun Huang, Peng-Hui Sun, Meng Wang, Yan-Jiang Han, Hong-Sheng Li, Hu-Bing Wu, Xing-Mei Zhang, Yi-Kai Xu, Quan-Shi Wang
Based on the discordance of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) expression between primary and metastatic/recurrent breast cancer, HER2 molecular imaging, which had potential to systemically assess and dynamically monitor HER2 expression, might improve the selection of patients for anti-HER2 therapy. In this study, designed ankyrin repeat protein (DARPin) G3, a novel binding protein with picomolar affinity for HER2, was used and multifunctional superparamagnetic nanoparticles modified with fluorescein-5-maleimide-labeled DARPin G3 (SPIO-G3-5MF) were developed for HER2 imaging...
September 8, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938160/nilotinib-enhances-tumor-angiogenesis-and-counteracts-vegfr2-blockade-in-an-orthotopic-breast-cancer-xenograft-model-with-desmoplastic-response
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Sara Zafarnia, Jessica Bzyl-Ibach, Igor Spivak, Yongping Li, Susanne Koletnik, Dennis Doleschel, Anne Rix, Sibylle Pochon, Isabelle Tardy, Seena Koyadan, Marc van Zandvoort, Moritz Palmowski, Fabian Kiessling, Wiltrud Lederle
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)/VEGF receptor (VEGFR)-targeted therapies predominantly affect nascent, immature tumor vessels. Since platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) blockade inhibits vessel maturation and thus increases the amount of immature tumor vessels, we evaluated whether the combined PDGFR inhibition by nilotinib and VEGFR2 blockade by DC101 has synergistic therapy effects in a desmoplastic breast cancer xenograft model. In this context, besides immunohistological evaluation, molecular ultrasound imaging with BR55, the clinically used VEGFR2-targeted microbubbles, was applied to monitor VEGFR2-positive vessels noninvasively and to assess the therapy effects on tumor angiogenesis...
September 19, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938159/lunatic-fringe-and-p53-cooperatively-suppress-mesenchymal-stem-like-breast-cancer
#10
Wen-Cheng Chung, Shubing Zhang, Lavanya Challagundla, Yunyun Zhou, Keli Xu
Claudin-low breast cancer (CLBC) is a poor prognosis molecular subtype showing stemness and mesenchymal features. We previously discovered that deletion of a Notch signaling modulator, Lunatic Fringe (Lfng), in the mouse mammary gland induced a subset of tumors resembling CLBC. Here we report that deletion of one copy of p53 on this background not only accelerated mammary tumor development but also led to a complete penetrance of the mesenchymal stem-like phenotype. All mammary tumors examined in the Lfng/p53 compound mutant mice displayed a mesenchymal/spindloid pathology...
September 19, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938070/dynamics-of-water-monolayers-confined-by-chemically-heterogeneous-surfaces-observation-of-surface-induced-anisotropic-diffusion
#11
Mehdi Karzar Jeddi, Santiago Romero-Vargas Castrillón
Water present in confining geometries plays key roles in many systems of scientific and technological relevance. Prominent examples are living cells and nanofluidic devices. Despite its importance, a complete understanding of the dynamics of water in nanoscale confinement remains elusive. In this work, we use molecular dynamics (MD) simulation to investigate the diffusive dynamics of water monolayers confined in chemically heterogeneous silica slit pores. The effect of chemical heterogeneity is systematically investigated through the fraction f_SiOH of randomly distributed surface sites that possess hydroxyl functional groups...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937994/modeling-of-annexin-a2-membrane-interactions-by-molecular-dynamics-simulations
#12
Davit Hakobyan, Volker Gerke, Andreas Heuer
The annexins are a family of Ca2+-regulated phospholipid binding proteins that are involved in membrane domain organization and membrane trafficking. Although they are widely studied and crystal structures are available for several soluble annexins their mode of membrane association has never been studied at the molecular level. Here we obtained molecular information on the annexin-membrane interaction that could serve as paradigm for the peripheral membrane association of cytosolic proteins by Molecular Dynamics simulations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937745/mononuclear-fe-ii-complexes-based-on-the-methylpyrazinyl-diamine-ligand-chemical-thermo-and-photocontrol-of-their-magnetic-switchability
#13
Xue Liu, Jian Zhou, Xin Bao, Zheng Yan, Guo Peng, Mathieu Rouzières, Corine Mathonière, Jun-Liang Liu, Rodolphe Clérac
Two new mononuclear Fe(II) complexes, [Fe((2Me)Lpz)(NCX)2] (L = N,N'-dimethyl-N,N'-bis((pyrazin-2-yl)methyl)-1,2-ethanediamine and X = S (1), BH3 (2)), have been synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, magnetic, optical reflectivity, and photomagnetic measurements. They have similar FeN6 coordination environments offered by the tetradentate ligand with a cis-α conformation and two NCX(-) coligands in cis positions. However, 1 and 2 have different molecular arrangements and crystal packings, and are isolated in orthorhombic Pbnb and monoclinic C2/c space groups, respectively...
September 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937385/primary-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-of-rectum-report-of-an-extremely-rare-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Jayasudha Arundhathi Vasudevan, Rekha A Nair, K Rakul Nambiar
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) commonly presents as nodal disease, but in a subset of cases, the disease primarily develops in extranodal sites. Primary classical HL of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is an extremely rare occurrence. Primary nature of the disease is confirmed after a complete lymphoma work up including chest radiograph, computed tomography scan, peripheral blood, and bone marrow studies. Only a few cases of primary GI lymphomas with limited immunohistochemical or molecular confirmation have been reported in literature...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937214/injectable-thermoresponsive-hydrogel-formed-by-alginate-g-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-releasing-doxorubicin-encapsulated-micelles-as-smart-drug-delivery-system
#15
Min Liu, Xia Song, Yuting Wen, Jing-Ling Zhu, Jun Li
In this work, we have synthesized a thermoresponsive copolymer, alginate-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (alginate-g-PNIPAAm), by conjugating PNIPAAm to alginate, where PNIPAAm with different molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distribution was synthesized by atomic transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). The copolymer dissolved in water or PBS buffer solution at room temperature, and formed self-assembled micelles with low critical micellization concentrations when temperature increased to above their critical micellization temperatures...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937205/electrospun-p-type-nickel-oxide-semiconducting-nanowires-for-low-voltage-field-effect-transistors
#16
Ao Liu, You Meng, Huihui Zhu, Yong-Young Noh, Guoxia Liu, Fukai Shan
One-dimensional metal-oxide nanowires are regarded as important building blocks in nanoscale electronics due to their unique mechanical and electrical properties. In this work, p-type nickel oxide nanowires (NiO NWs) were fabricated by combining sol-gel and electrospinning processes. The polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) with 1,300,000 molecular weight was used as the polymer matrix to increase the viscosity of NiO precursor solution. The formation and properties of the as-spun NiO/PVP composite NWs before/after calcination treatment were investigated using various techniques...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936923/egfr-pathway-subgroups-in-chilean-colorectal-cancer-patients-detected-by-mutational-and-expression-profiles-associated-to-different-clinicopathological-features
#17
Karin Alvarez, Paulina Orellana, Cynthia Villarroel, Luis Contreras, Hiroshi Kawachi, Maki Kobayashi, Ana Maria Wielandt, Marjorie De la Fuente, Juan Carlos Triviño, Udo Kronberg, Pilar Carvallo, Francisco López-Köstner
Colorectal cancer is a multistep process affecting several signaling pathways including EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor), a therapeutic target for metastatic disease. Our aim was to characterize the mutational and expression profiles of the EGFR pathway in colorectal tumors and to integrate these results according to five previously defined groups. We screened seven genes for mutations ( KRAS-BRAF-PIK3CA-PIK3R1-AKT1-MAP2K1-PTEN) and six proteins (EGFR-p110α-p85α-PTEN-phosphoAKT-phosphoMEK1) by immunohistochemistry, PTEN deletion, and MSI...
September 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936867/anisotropic-dye-adsorption-and-anhydrous-proton-conductivity-in-smectic-liquid-crystal-networks-the-role-of-cross-link-density-order-and-orientation
#18
Ting Liang, Huub P C van Kuringen, Dirk J Mulder, Shuai Tan, Yong Wu, Zandrie Borneman, Kitty Nijmeijer, Albertus P H J Schenning
In this work the decisive role of rigidity, orientation and order in the smectic liquid crystalline network on the anisotropic proton and adsorbent properties is reported. The rigidity in the hydrogen-bonded polymer network has been altered by changing the cross-link density, the order by using different mesophases (smectic, nematic and isotropic phases) while the orientation of the mesogens was controlled by alignment layers. Adding more cross-linker improved the integrity of the polymer films. For the proton conduction, an optimum was found in the amount of cross-linker and the smectic organization results in the highest anhydrous proton conduction...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936716/induction-of-reactive-oxygen-species-an-emerging-approach-for-cancer-therapy
#19
REVIEW
Zhengzhi Zou, Haocai Chang, Haolong Li, Songmao Wang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), a group of ions and molecules, include hydroxyl radicals (·OH), alkoxyl radicals, superoxide anion (O2·-), singlet oxygen ((1)O2) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Hydroxyl radicals and alkoxyl radicals are extremely and highly reactive species respectively. Endogenous ROS are mainly formed in mitochondrial respiratory chain. Low levels of ROS play important roles in regulating biological functions in mammalian cells. However, excess production of ROS can induce cell death by oxidative damaging effects to intracellular biomacromolecules...
September 21, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936674/conditional-modulation-of-biological-processes-by-low-temperature-degrons
#20
Nico Dissmeyer
Conditional modulation of biological processes plays key roles in basic and applied research and in translation. It can be achieved on various levels via a multitude of approaches. One of the directions is manipulating target protein levels and activity by transcriptional, posttranscriptional, translational, and posttranslational control. Because in most of these techniques, the synthesis of the target proteins is adjusted to the needs, they all rely on the specific half-life of the target protein and its turn-over...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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