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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222366/alterations-of-tissue-metallothionein-and-vitellogenin-concentrations-in-tropical-cup-oysters-saccostrea-sp-following-short-term-96h-exposure-to-cadmium
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Angela M Moncaleano-Niño, Sergio A Barrios-Latorre, Javier F Poloche-Hernández, Vanessa Becquet, Valérie Huet, Luisa Villamil, Hélène Thomas-Guyon, Michael J Ahrens, Andrea Luna-Acosta
Metallothioneins and vitellogenins are low molecular weight proteins that have been used widely in environmental monitoring as biomarkers of exposure and damage to metals and estrogenic compounds, respectively. In the present study, the responses of metallothionein and vitellogenin tissue concentrations were measured following acute (96h) aqueous exposures to cadmium in Saccostrea sp., a tropical cup oyster native to the Western Pacific Ocean that has recently established itself in the Caribbean Sea. Adult oysters (1...
February 9, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222250/long-term-treatment-of-cancer-associated-thrombosis-the-choice-of-the-optimal-anticoagulant
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REVIEW
I Elalamy, I Mahé, W Ageno, G Meyer
Patients with cancer associated thrombosis (CAT) carry a higher risk of recurrence, bleeding and mortality as compared to non-cancer patients. The specific profile of cancer patients combining frequent co-morbidities, the use of anti-tumoral therapies and the cancer progression itself represent a major therapeutic challenge for choosing a long-term anticoagulant treatment. This review discusses the practical basis of that choice among available drugs for the long-term antithrombotic strategy linked to their pharmacology, mechanism of action, evidence of clinical benefits, advantages and limitations in such a complex clinical context...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222107/transcriptional-response-to-131i-exposure-of-rat-thyroid-gland
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Nils Rudqvist, Johan Spetz, Emil Schüler, Toshima Z Parris, Britta Langen, Khalil Helou, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
Humans are exposed to 131I in medical diagnostics and treatment but also from nuclear accidents, and better knowledge of the molecular response in thyroid is needed. The aim of the study was to examine the transcriptional response in thyroid tissue 24 h after 131I administration in rats. The exposure levels were chosen to simulate both the clinical situation and the case of nuclear fallout. Thirty-six male rats were i.v. injected with 0-4700 kBq 131I, and killed at 24 h after injection (Dthyroid = 0.0058-3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221791/adiabatic-variational-theory-for-cold-atom-molecule-collisions-application-to-metastable-helium-atom-colliding-with-ortho-and-para-hydrogen-molecule
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Mariusz Pawlak, Yuval Shagam, Ayelet Klein, Edvardas Narevicius, Nimrod Moiseyev
We recently developed an adiabatic theory for cold molecular collision experiments. In our previous application of this theory, we assumed that during the experiment the collision of an atom with a diatom takes place when the diatom is in the ground rotational state and is located in a plane. In this paper, we present how the variational approach of the adiabatic theory for low-temperature collision experiments can be used for the study a 5D collision between the atom and the diatomic molecule with no limitations on its rotational quantum states and no plane restrictions...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221044/tunable-volumetric-density-and-porous-structure-of-spherical-poly-%C3%A9-caprolactone-microcarriers-as-applied-in-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-expansion
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Jian Li, Alan Tin-Lun Lam, Jessica Pei Wen Toh, Shaul Reuveny, Steve Kah-Weng Oh, William R Birch
Polymeric microspheres may serve as microcarrier matrices, for the expansion of anchorage-dependent stem cells. They require surface properties that both promote initial cell adhesion and the subsequent spreading of cells, which is a prerequisite for successful expansion. When implemented in a three-dimensional culture environment, under agitation, their suspension under low shear rates depends on the microcarriers having a modest negative buoyancy, with a density of 1.02-1.05 g/cm(3). Bioresorbable polycaprolactone (PCL), with a density of 1...
February 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221043/radiolabeled-111-in-fgf-2-is-suitable-for-in-vitro-ex-vivo-evaluations-and-in-vivo-imaging
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Alessandra Moscaroli, Gabriel Jones, Tessa Lühmann, Lorenz Meinel, Stephanie Wälti, Alain Blanc, Eliane Fischer, Manuel Hilbert, Roger Schibli, Martin Béhé
Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is a potent modulator of cell growth and regulation, with improper FGF-2 signaling being involved in impaired responses to injury or even cancer. Therefore, the exploitation of FGF-2 as a therapeutic drives the prerequisite for effective insight into drug disposition kinetics. In this article, we present an (111)In-radiolabeled FGF-2 derivative for noninvasive imaging in small animals deploying single photon emission tomography (SPECT). (111)In-FGF-2 is equally well suitable for in vitro and ex vivo investigations as (125)I-FGF-2...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221023/polymorph-dependent-electrogenerated-chemiluminescence-of-low-dimensional-organic-semiconductor-structures-for-sensing
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Jianmin Gu, Yahui Gao, Jingxiao Wu, Qing Li, Aixue Li, Wei Zhang, Haiyun Dong, Bin Wen, Faming Gao, Yong Sheng Zhao
A sensitive electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) sensor with organic semiconductor as active materials for detecting trace amounts of molecules have been highly desired. However, the crystal structure responses of the ECL properties of the organic semiconductor materials, that is structure-property relationship, is not clear, which limits the development of the sensitive ECL sensors. Herein, for the first time, we reported a novel concept for molecular stacking arrangement dependent electrogenerated chemiluminescence properties of organic semiconductor rubrene microstructures...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220983/clinical-and-molecular-cytogenetic-analyses-of-four-families-with-1q21-1-microdeletion-or-microduplication
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Hong-Dan Wang, Lin Liu, Dong Wu, Tao Li, Cun-Ying Cui, Lian-Zhong Zhang, Cheng-Zeng Wang
BACKGROUND: Little information is available regarding penetrance of the 1q21.1 copy number variants (CNVs). We explored the clinical significance of 1q21.1 microdeletion or microduplication. METHODS: In four families, chromosome karyotype was analyzed using G-banding karyotype analysis technology, CNVs were detected using array-comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), and then quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used to validate candidate CNVs. Sequence signature in the breakpoint region was analyzed using UCSC databases...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220916/magnetic-digital-microfluidics-a-review
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REVIEW
Yi Zhang, Nam-Trung Nguyen
A digital microfluidic platform manipulates droplets on an open surface. Magnetic digital microfluidics utilizes magnetic forces for actuation and offers unique advantages compared to other digital microfluidic platforms. First, the magnetic particles used in magnetic digital microfluidics have multiple functions. In addition to serving as actuators, they also provide a functional solid substrate for molecule binding, which enables a wide range of applications in molecular diagnostics and immunodiagnostics...
February 21, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220863/engineering-botulinum-neurotoxin-c1-as-a-molecular-vehicle-for-intra-neuronal-drug-delivery
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Edwin J Vazquez-Cintron, Phillip H Beske, Luis Tenezaca, Bao Q Tran, Jonathan M Oyler, Elliot J Glotfelty, Christopher A Angeles, Aurelia Syngkon, Jean Mukherjee, Suzanne R Kalb, Philip A Band, Patrick M McNutt, Charles B Shoemaker, Konstantin Ichtchenko
Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) binds to and internalizes its light chain into presynaptic compartments with exquisite specificity. While the native toxin is extremely lethal, bioengineering of BoNT has the potential to eliminate toxicity without disrupting neuron-specific targeting, thereby creating a molecular vehicle capable of delivering therapeutic cargo into the neuronal cytosol. Building upon previous work, we have developed an atoxic derivative (ad) of BoNT/C1 through rationally designed amino acid substitutions in the metalloprotease domain of wild type (wt) BoNT/C1...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220705/comparison-of-methods-for-determining-the-mechanical-properties-of-semiconducting-polymer-films-for-stretchable-electronics
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Daniel Rodriquez, Jae-Han Kim, Samuel E Root, Zhuping Fei, Pierre Boufflet, Martin Heeney, Taek-Soo Kim, Darren J Lipomi
This paper describes a comparison of two characterization techniques for determining the mechanical properties of thin-film organic semiconductors for applications in soft electronics. In the first method, the film is supported by water (film-on-water, FOW), and a stress-strain curve is obtained using a direct tensile test. In the second method, the film is supported by an elastomer (film-on-elastomer, FOE), and is subjected to three tests to reconstruct the key features of the stress-strain curve: the buckling test (tensile modulus), the onset of buckling (yield point), and the crack-onset strain (strain at fracture)...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220695/a-single-crystal-with-multiple-functions-of-optical-waveguide-aie-and-mechanochromism
#12
Yan Li, Zhiyong Ma, Aisen Li, Weiqing Xu, Yuechao Wang, Hong Jiang, Kang Wang, Yong Sheng Zhao, Xinru Jia
A novel single crystal PyB is produced in a high yield by a simple method of connecting a pyrene unit and a rhodamine B moiety together. PyB shows multiple functions of AIE, low-loss optical waveguiding and tricolored mechanochromism. The crucial point for fabricating such a multifunctional single crystal is selecting C=N group as a spacer, which simplifies the synthetic procedure, confines the molecular conformation to develop single crystals, and allows to dynamically observe the color variation in-situ and quantitatively analyze the effect of applied pressures...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220406/lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-in-23-spanish-patients-high-frequency-of-the-novel-c-966-2t-g-mutation-in-wolman-disease
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Carla Ruiz-Andrés, Elena Sellés, Angela Arias, Laura Gort
Lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) is a lysosomal key enzyme involved in the intracellular hydrolysis of cholesteryl esters and triglycerides. Patients with very low residual LAL activity present with the infantile severe form Wolman disease (WD), while patients with some residual activity develop the less severe disorder known as Cholesteryl ester storage disorder (CESD). We present the clinical, biochemical, and molecular findings of 23 Spanish patients (22 families) with LAL deficiency. We identified eight different mutations, four of them not previously reported...
February 21, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220242/expression-of-clonorchis-sinensis-giiispla2-protein-in-baculovirus-infected-insect-cells-and-its-overexpression-facilitating-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-huh7-cells-via-akt-pathway
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Mei Shang, Zhizhi Xie, Zeli Tang, Lei He, Xiaoyun Wang, Caiqin Wang, Yinjuan Wu, Ye Li, Lu Zhao, Zhiyue Lv, Zhongdao Wu, Yan Huang, Xinbing Yu, Xuerong Li
Although prior studies confirmed that group III secretory phospholipase A2 of Clonorchis sinensis (CsGIIIsPLA2) had stimulating effect on liver fibrosis by binding to LX-2 cells, large-scale expression of recombinant protein and its function in the progression of hepatoma are worth exploring. Because of high productivity and low lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in the Sf9-baculovirus expression system, we firstly used this system to express the coding region of CsGIIIsPLA2. The molecular weight of recombinant CsGIIIsPLA2 protein was about 34 kDa...
February 20, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220152/lack-of-mycothiol-and-ergothioneine-induces-different-protective-mechanisms-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis
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Arishma Rajkarnikar Singh, Andrew Strankman, Ruzan Orkusyan, Endang Purwantini, Mamta Rawat
Mycobacterium smegmatis contains the low molecular weight thiols, mycothiol (MSH) and ergothioneine (ESH). Examination of transposon mutants disrupted in mshC and egtA, involved in the biosynthesis of MSH and ESH respectively, demonstrated that both mutants were sensitive to oxidative, alkylating, and metal stress. However, the mshC mutant exhibited significantly more protein carbonylation and lipid peroxidation than wildtype, while the egtA mutant had less protein and lipid damage than wildtype. We further show that Ohr, KatN, and AhpC, involved in protection against oxidative stress, are upregulated in the egtA mutant...
December 2016: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220044/pregnenolone-blocks-cannabinoid-induced-acute-psychotic-like-states-in-mice
#16
A Busquets-Garcia, E Soria-Gómez, B Redon, Y Mackenbach, M Vallée, F Chaouloff, M Varilh, G Ferreira, P-V Piazza, G Marsicano
Cannabis-induced acute psychotic-like states (CIAPS) represent a growing health issue, but their underlying neurobiological mechanisms are poorly understood. The use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines against CIAPS is limited by side effects and/or by their ability to tackle only certain aspects of psychosis. Thus, safer wide-spectrum treatments are currently needed. Although the blockade of cannabinoid type-1 receptor (CB1) had been suggested as a therapeutical means against CIAPS, the use of orthosteric CB1 receptor full antagonists is strongly limited by undesired side effects and low efficacy...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220024/molecular-subtypes-improve-prognostic-value-of-international-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-database-consortium-prognostic-model
#17
Guillermo de Velasco, Aedín C Culhane, André P Fay, A Ari Hakimi, Martin H Voss, Nizar M Tannir, Pheroze Tamboli, Leonard J Appleman, Joaquim Bellmunt, W Kimryn Rathmell, Laurence Albiges, James J Hsieh, Daniel Y C Heng, Sabina Signoretti, Toni K Choueiri
INTRODUCTION: Gene-expression signatures for prognosis have been reported in localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The aim of this study was to test the predictive power of two different signatures, ClearCode34, a 34-gene signature model [Eur Urol 2014;66:77-84], and an 8-gene signature model [Eur Urol 2015;67:17-20], in the setting of systemic therapy for metastatic disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Metastatic RCC (mRCC) patients from five institutions who were part of TCGA were identified and clinical data were retrieved...
February 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219951/generation-of-thalamic-neurons-from-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#18
Atsushi Shiraishi, Keiko Muguruma, Yoshiki Sasai
Thalamus is a diencephalic structure that plays crucial roles in relaying and modulating sensory and motor information to the neocortex. The thalamus develops in the dorsal part of the neural tube at the level of the caudal forebrain. However, the molecular mechanisms that are essential for thalamic differentiation are still unknown. Here we have succeeded in the generation of thalamic neurons from mouse ES cells (mESCs) by modifying the default method that induces the most-anterior neural type in self-organizing culture...
February 20, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219836/donor-lymphocyte-infusion-for-relapsed-hematological-malignancies-after-unrelated-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation-facilitated-by-the-japan-marrow-donor-program
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Toshihiro Miyamoto, Takahiro Fukuda, Marie Nakashima, Tomoko Henzan, Shinsuke Kusakabe, Naoki Kobayashi, Junichi Sugita, Takeshi Mori, Mineo Kurokawa, Shin-Ichiro Mori
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI), we retrospectively analyzed 414 recipients who received unrelated DLI (UDLI) for the treatment of relapsed hematological malignancy after unrelated bone marrow transplantation (BMT). UDLI was administered for acute myelogenous leukemia (n=184), myelodysplastic syndrome (n=69), acute lymphocytic leukemia (n=57), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML, n=36), lymphoid neoplasms (n=38), adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (n=18), and multiple myeloma (n=12)...
February 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219719/cysteine-deprivation-prevents-induction-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-2-and-adipose-differentiation-of-3t3-l1-cells
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Nadia Nabil Haj-Yasein, Ole Berg, Fredrik Jernerén, Helga Refsum, Hilde I Nebb, Knut Tomas Dalen
Plasma cysteine is strongly associated with body fat mass in human cohorts and diets low in cysteine prevents fat accumulation in mice. It is unclear if plasma cysteine affects fat development or if fat accumulation raises plasma cysteine. To determine if cysteine affects adipogenesis, we differentiated 3T3-L1 preadipocytes in medium with reduced cysteine. Cells incubated in media with 10-20μM cysteine exhibited reduced capacity to differentiate into triacylglycerol-storing mature adipocytes compared with cells incubated with 50μM cysteine...
February 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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