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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651361/epigallocatechin-gallate-inhibits-the-type-iii-secretion-system-of-gram-negative-enteropathogenic-bacteria-under-model-condition
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Noboru Nakasone, Naomi Higa, Claudia Toma, Yasunori Ogura, Toshihiko Suzuki, Tetsu Yamashiro
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a major polyphenol in green tea, inhibits the type III secretion system (T3SS) of enteropathogenic and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EPEC and EHEC, respectively), Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. The inhibitory effect causes the inhibition of hemolysis, cell invasion, cell adhesion, and apoptosis, which are functions of the type III secretion device. In the case of EPEC, EspB accumulates in the cells. RT-PCR showed that the translation of EspB was not blocked...
June 23, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651204/iron-tannin-framework-complex-modified-pes-ultrafiltration-membranes-with-enhanced-filtration-performance-and-fouling-resistance
#2
Xiaofeng Fang, Jiansheng Li, Xin Li, Shunlong Pan, Xiuyun Sun, Jinyou Shen, Weiqing Han, Lianjun Wang, Bart Van der Bruggen
In this work, an iron-tannin-framework (ITF) complex was introduced to a poly (ether sulfone) (PES) casting solution as a hydrophilic additive to fabricate ITF/PES ultrafiltration (UF) membranes via non-solvent-induced phase separation (NIPS). The structure and performance of the PES membranes with ITF concentrations ranging from 0 to 0.9wt.% were systematically investigated by scanning electron microscopy, water contact angle, permeability, protein rejection and fouling resistance measurements. The results indicate that the pore structure and surface properties of PES UF membranes can be regulated by incorporating the ITF complex...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651183/investigating-the-effect-of-different-transducer-stiffness-values-on-the-contactin-complex-detachment-by-steered-molecular-dynamics
#3
Parnian Kianfar, Nabiollah Abolfathi, Navid Zarif Karimi
This study investigated the adhesion behavior of Contactin4 (CNTN4), a member of Immunoglobulin Super Family (Ig-SF) of cell adhesion molecules. Contactin4 plays a crucial role in the formation, maintenance, and plasticity of neuronal networks. Contactin in its complex configuration with protein tyrosine phosphatase gamma (PTPRG) was selected for simulation. By utilizing Steered Molecular Dynamics (SMD), the uniaxial force was applied to induce unbinding of the complex, and the force-induced detachment of complex components was probed...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651181/antifouling-biocides-impairment-of-bivalve-immune-system-by-chlorothalonil
#4
Amanda da Silveira Guerreiro, Regina Coimbra Rola, Monique Tomazele Rovani, Simone Rutz da Costa, Juliana Zomer Sandrini
Marine ecosystems are subjected to a variety of contaminants. Antifouling paints, for example, have been extensively used to protect ship surfaces from marine biofouling, but their toxicity has generated great concern. Thus, we evaluated the effect of the biocide chlorothalonil on the immune system of Perna perna mussels. The mussels were exposed to 0 (control), 0.1μg/L and 10μg/L of chlorothalonil for up to 96h. After 24h and 96h of exposure, the following immune-related parameters were analyzed in the hemolymph of mussels: total hemocyte count, cell adhesion, phagocytic activity, level of reactive oxygen species, cell viability and comet assay...
June 16, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651162/antibacterial-activity-corrosion-resistance-and-wear-behavior-of-spark-plasma-sintered-ta-5cu-alloy-for-biomedical-applications
#5
Jing Cui, Liang Zhao, Weiwei Zhu, Bi Wang, Cancan Zhao, Liming Fang, Fuzeng Ren
Tantalum has been widely used in orthopedic and dental implants. However, the major barrier to the extended use of such medical devices is the possibility of bacterial adhesion to the implant surface which will cause implant-associated infections. To solve this problem, bulk Ta-5Cu alloy has been fabricated by a combination of mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering. The effect of the addition of Cu on the hardness, antibacterial activity, cytocompatibility, corrosion resistance and wear performance was systematically investigated...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651000/assessing-the-impact-of-benzo-a-pyrene-on-marine-mussels-application-of-a-novel-targeted-low-density-microarray-complementing-classical-biomarker-responses
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Mohamed Banni, Susanna Sforzini, Volker M Arlt, Audrey Barranger, Lorna J Dallas, Caterina Oliveri, Yann Aminot, Beniamina Pacchioni, Caterina Millino, Gerolamo Lanfranchi, James W Readman, Michael N Moore, Aldo Viarengo, Awadhesh N Jha
Despite the increasing use of mussels in environmental monitoring and ecotoxicological studies, their genomes and gene functions have not been thoroughly explored. Several cDNA microarrays were recently proposed for Mytilus spp., but putatively identified partial transcripts have rendered the generation of robust transcriptional responses difficult in terms of pathway identification. We developed a new low density oligonucleotide microarray with 465 probes covering the same number of genes. Target genes were selected to cover most of the well-known biological processes in the stress response documented over the last decade in bivalve species at the cellular and tissue levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650992/galectin-8-as-an-immunosuppressor-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-and-a-target-of-human-early-prognostic-antibodies-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Evelyn Pardo, Claudia Cárcamo, Reinaldo Uribe-San Martín, Ethel Ciampi, Fabián Segovia-Miranda, Cristobal Curkovic-Peña, Fabián Montecino, Christopher Holmes, Juan Enrique Tichauer, Eric Acuña, Francisco Osorio-Barrios, Marjorie Castro, Priscilla Cortes, Claudia Oyanadel, David M Valenzuela, Rodrigo Pacheco, Rodrigo Naves, Andrea Soza, Alfonso González
Galectin-8 (Gal-8) is a member of a glycan-binding protein family that regulates the immune system, among other functions, and is a target of antibodies in autoimmune disorders. However, its role in multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS), remains unknown. We study the consequences of Gal-8 silencing on lymphocyte subpopulations and the development of experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE), to then assess the presence and clinical meaning of anti-Gal-8 antibodies in MS patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650951/development-and-progression-of-a-lamellar-macular-hole-with-lamellar-hole-associated-epiretinal-proliferation
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Denise Compera, Matteo G Cereda, Ricarda G Schumann, Ferdinando Bottoni
PURPOSE: To describe evolution and progression of a lamellar macular hole (LMH) with "lamellar hole-associated epiretinal proliferation (LHEP)" using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and fundus autofluorescence. METHODS: Observational case report. RESULTS: We report on a 63-year-old male patient demonstrating a complete history of LMH development with LHEP occurring during a follow-up period of 8 years. Presenting with a normal foveal contour and attached posterior vitreous at first visit, an LMH developed shortly after incomplete posterior vitreous detachment with vitreopapillary adhesion...
June 23, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650690/coordinated-expression-of-acrab-tolc-and-eight-other-functional-efflux-pumps-through-activating-rama-and-mara-in-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
#9
Chuan-Zhen Zhang, Pin-Xian Chen, Lei Yang, Wan Li, Man-Xia Chang, Hong-Xia Jiang
The aim of this study was to determine the expression of eight other functional transporter genes upon acrAB inactivation and also the expression of acrAB when the function of eight other transporters are impaired in Salmonella enterica. We used single- or multigene deletion mutants (i.e., ΔacrA, ΔacrB, ΔtolC, ΔacrAB, ΔacrEF, ΔacrD, ΔmdsABC, ΔmdtABC, ΔemrAB, ΔmacAB, ΔmdfA, ΔmdtK, ΔacrABramA, ΔacrABmarA, and ΔacrABsoxS) and real time (RT)-PCR to quantify the expression of different pump and regulator genes; infection ability was characterized by adhesion and invasion assays...
June 26, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650641/a-discovery-of-strong-metal-support-bonding-in-nano-engineered-au-fe3o4-dumbbell-like-nanoparticles-by-in-situ-transmission-electron-microscopy
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Chang Wan Han, Tej Choksi, Cory Adam Milligan, Paulami Majumdar, Michael J Manto, Yanran Cui, Xiahan Sang, Raymond R Unocic, Dmitry Y Zemlyanov, Chao Wang, Fabio H Ribeiro, Jeffrey Greeley, Volkan Ortalan
The strength of metal-support bonding in heterogeneous catalysts determines their thermal stability, therefore, a tremendous amount of effort has been expended to understand metal-support interactions. Herein, we report the discovery of an anomalous "strong metal-support bonding" between gold nanoparticles and "nano-engineered" Fe3O4 substrates by in-situ microscopy. During in-situ vacuum annealing of Au-Fe3O4 dumbbell-like nanoparticles, synthesized by the epitaxial growth of nano-Fe3O4 on Au nanoparticles, the gold nanoparticles transform into the gold thinfilms and wet the surface of nano-Fe3O4, as the surface reduction of nano-Fe3O4 proceeds...
June 26, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650523/characterization-of-the-phosphate-specific-transport-system-in-cronobacter-sakazakii-baa-894
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Xiujun Liang, Xiaoqing Hu, Xiaoyuan Wang, Jianli Wang, Yu Fang, Yanyan Li
AIMS: Characterize the phosphate-specific transport system in Cronobacter sakazakii BAA-894. METHODS AND RESULTS: The genes relevant to phosphate transfer in C. sakazakii BAA-894 were determined by using sequence alignment to the corresponding genes in Escherichia coli. Then, the determined pst operon in C. sakazakii BAA-894 was deleted using the lambda Red recombination system. Using the wild type C. sakazakii BAA-894 as a control, the membrane permeability, auto-aggregation, exopolysaccharide biosynthesis, biofilm formation, and adhesion ability of the mutant △pst grown in media containing high or low concentrations of phosphate were investigated; stronger auto-aggregation, less biofilm formation and higher adhesion ability were observed in △pst cells grown in low phosphate media...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650466/ror2-mediated-alternative-wnt-signaling-regulates-cell-fate-and-adhesion-during-mammary-tumor-progression
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K Roarty, A D Pfefferle, C J Creighton, C M Perou, J M Rosen
Cellular heterogeneity is a common feature in breast cancer, yet an understanding of the coexistence and regulation of various tumor cell subpopulations remains a significant challenge in cancer biology. In the current study, we approached tumor cell heterogeneity from the perspective of Wnt pathway biology to address how different modes of Wnt signaling shape the behaviors of diverse cell populations within a heterogeneous tumor landscape. Using a syngeneic TP53-null mouse model of breast cancer, we identified distinctions in the topology of canonical Wnt β-catenin-dependent signaling activity and non-canonical β-catenin-independent Ror2-mediated Wnt signaling across subtypes and within tumor cell subpopulations in vivo...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650450/endothelial-damage-is-aggravated-in-acute-gvhd-and-could-predict-its-development
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E Mir, M Palomo, M Rovira, A Pereira, G Escolar, O Penack, E Holler, E Carreras, M Diaz-Ricart
The aim of the present study was to explore whether there is enhanced endothelial dysfunction in patients developing acute GvHD (aGvHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) and to identify biomarkers with predictive and/or diagnostic value. In in vitro experiments, endothelial cells (ECs) were exposed to serum from patients with (aGvHD, n=31) and without (NoGvHD, n=13) aGvHD, to evaluate changes in surface adhesion receptors, the reactivity of the extracellular matrix by measuring the presence of Von Willebrand factor (VWF) and platelet adhesion, and the activation of intracellular signaling proteins...
June 26, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650336/design-and-content-determination-of-genhuang-dispersible-tablet-herbal-formulation
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Rui-Hua Xin, Ge Liang, Ji-Fang Zheng
The aim of the present study was to optimize the shaping technology of the traditional herbal formula Genhuang dispersible tablets, and also establish a method for content determination. The optimal formulation of Genhuang dispersible tablets was determined based on the results of single factor test and orthogonal design test. The disintegration was used as the main study indicator. The proportion of each adjuvant in the optimal formulation consisted of 40% MCC as bulking agent, 15% PVPP and 7% L-HPC as disintegrant, ethanol as adhesive, CSD as lubricant, preparing the dispersible tablets with wet granulation...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650114/the-effect-of-adhesives-on-inflammatory-immune-markers-during-renal-injury-healing
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José Miguel Lloris-Carsí, Carlos Barrios, Beatriz Prieto-Moure, José Miguel Lloris-Cejalvo, Dolores Cejalvo-Lapeña
Renal injury is common in abdominal trauma. Adhesives and sealants can be used to repair and preserve damaged organs. We describe the effect of three biomaterial treatments (TachoSil, GelitaSpon, and Adhflex) on injured renal tissue. Renal traumatic injuries were experimentally induced in male Wistar rats (n = 90) using a punch. Animals were divided into five groups: (1) sham noninjured (n = 3) and punch injury groups; (2) nontreated (n = 6); (3) TachoSil (n = 27); (4) GelitaSpon (n = 27); and (5) Adhflex (n = 27)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650092/photoactivatable-mussel-based-underwater-adhesive-proteins-by-an-expanded-genetic-code
#16
Mathias Hauf, Florian Richter, Tobias Schneider, Thomas Faidt, Berta M Martins, Tobias Baumann, Patrick Durkin, Holger Dobbek, Karin Jacobs, Andreas Möglich, Nediljko Budisa
Marine mussels exhibit potent underwater adhesion abilities under hostile conditions employing 3,4-dihydroxy-phenylalanine (Dopa)-rich mussel-adhesive proteins (MAPs). However, their recombinant production is a major biotechnological challenge. Here, we have developed a novel strategy based on genetic code expansion by engineering efficient aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRSs) for the photocaged non-canonical amino acid (ncAA) ortho-nitrobenzyl Dopa (ONB-Dopa). The engineered ONB-DopaRS enables in vivo production of MAP type 5 site-specifically equipped with multiple instances of ONB-Dopa yielding spatiotemporally controlled underwater adhesives...
June 26, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650050/bilayered-nanofibrous-3d-hierarchy-as-skin-rudiment-by-emulsion-electrospinning-for-burn-wound-management
#17
Pallabi Pal, Prabhash Dadhich, Pavan Kumar Srivas, Bodhisatwa Das, Dhrubajyoti Maulik, Santanu Dhara
Mimicking skin extracellular matrix hierarchy, the present work aims to develop a bilayer skin graft comprising a porous cotton-wool-like 3D layer with membranous structure of PCL-chitosan nanofibers. Emulsion electrospinning with differential stirring periods of PCL-chitosan emulsion results in development of a bilayer 3D structure with varied morphology. The electrospun membrane has fiber diameter ∼274 nm and pore size ∼1.16 μm while fluffy 3D layer has fiber diameter ∼1.62 μm and pore size ∼62 μm...
June 26, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649731/protein-glycan-quinary-interactions-in-crowding-environment-unveiled-by-nmr-spectroscopy
#18
Ana Diniz, Jorge S Dias, Jesús Jiménez-Barbero, Filipa Marcelo, Eurico J Cabrita
Protein-glycan interactions as modulators for quinary structure in crowding environments were explored. The interaction between human galectin 3 (Gal-3) and distinct macromolecular crowders, such as bovine and human serum albumin (BSA and HSA), Ficoll 70 and PEG3350, was scrutinized. The molecular recognition event of the specific ligand, lactose, by Gal-3 in crowding conditions was evaluated. Gal-3 interactions were monitored by NMR analysing chemical shift perturbation (CSP) and line broadening of 1H15N-HSQC signals...
June 25, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649694/immunohistochemical-expression-profiles-of-mucin-antigens-in-salivary-gland-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-muc4-and-muc6-negative-expression-predicts-a-shortened-survival-in-the-early-postoperative-phase
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Kie Honjo, Tsubasa Hiraki, Michiyo Higashi, Hirotsugu Noguchi, Mitsuharu Nomoto, Takuya Yoshimura, Surinder K Batra, Suguru Yonezawa, Ichiro Semba, Norifumi Nakamura, Akihide Tanimoto, Sohsuke Yamada
In mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC), the most common salivary gland carcinoma, there is a lack of novel prognostic markers, but post-operative early recurrence strongly affects the clinical course and a poor outcome. It is critical to predict which MEC patients are prone to develop recurrence/metastases. Mucins play pivotal roles in influencing cancer biology, thus affecting cell differentiation, adhesion, carcinoma invasion, aggressiveness and/or metastatic potential. Our aim is to elucidate the significance of expression profiles for mucins, particularly MUC4 and MUC6, and their correlations with various clinicopathological features and recurrence in salivary gland MECs...
June 26, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649561/psd1-effects-on-candida-albicans-planktonic-cells-and-biofilms
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Sónia Gonçalves, Patrícia M Silva, Mário R Felício, Luciano N de Medeiros, Eleonora Kurtenbach, Nuno C Santos
Candida albicans is an important human pathogen, causing opportunistic infections. The adhesion of planktonic cells to a substrate is the first step for biofilm development. The antimicrobial peptide (AMP) Psd1 is a defensin isolated from Pisum sativum seeds. We tested the effects of this AMP on C. albicans biofilms and planktonic cells, comparing its activity with amphotericin B and fluconazole. Three C. albicans variants were studied, one of them a mutant deficient in glucosylceramide synthase, conferring resistance to Psd1 antifungal action...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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