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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922008/defining-functional-interactions-during-biogenesis-of-epithelial-junctions
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J C Erasmus, S Bruche, L Pizarro, N Maimari, T Pogglioli, C Tomlinson, J Lees, I Zalivina, A Wheeler, A Alberts, A Russo, V M M Braga
In spite of extensive recent progress, a comprehensive understanding of how actin cytoskeleton remodelling supports stable junctions remains to be established. Here we design a platform that integrates actin functions with optimized phenotypic clustering and identify new cytoskeletal proteins, their functional hierarchy and pathways that modulate E-cadherin adhesion. Depletion of EEF1A, an actin bundling protein, increases E-cadherin levels at junctions without a corresponding reinforcement of cell-cell contacts...
December 6, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922006/structural-basis-of-myelin-associated-glycoprotein-adhesion-and-signalling
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Matti F Pronker, Suzanne Lemstra, Joost Snijder, Albert J R Heck, Dominique M E Thies-Weesie, R Jeroen Pasterkamp, Bert J C Janssen
Myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) is a myelin-expressed cell-adhesion and bi-directional signalling molecule. MAG maintains the myelin-axon spacing by interacting with specific neuronal glycolipids (gangliosides), inhibits axon regeneration and controls myelin formation. The mechanisms underlying MAG adhesion and signalling are unresolved. We present crystal structures of the MAG full ectodomain, which reveal an extended conformation of five Ig domains and a homodimeric arrangement involving membrane-proximal domains Ig4 and Ig5...
December 6, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921246/investigation-of-selenium-pretreatment-in-the-attenuation-of-lung-injury-in-rats-induced-by-fine-particulate-matters
#3
Jie Liu, Yingying Yang, Xuejiao Zeng, Liang Bo, Shuo Jiang, Xihao Du, Yuquan Xie, Rongfang Jiang, Jinzhuo Zhao, Weimin Song
Selenium (Se) is vital for health because of its antioxidative and anti-inflammation functions. The aim of this study was to determine if dietary selenium could inhibit the rat lung injury induced by ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated in seven groups (n = 8). The rats in PM2.5 exposure group were intratracheally instilled with 40 mg/kg of body weight (b.w.) of PM2.5 suspension. The rats in Se prevention groups were pretreated with 17.5, 35, or 70 μg/kg b...
December 5, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921009/adhesion-and-invasion-of-gastric-mucosa-epithelial-cells-by-helicobacter-pylori
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Ying Huang, Qi-Long Wang, Dan-Dan Cheng, Wen-Ting Xu, Nong-Hua Lu
Helicobacter pylori is the main pathogenic bacterium involved in chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer and a class 1 carcinogen in gastric cancer. Current research focuses on the pathogenicity of H. pylori and the mechanism by which it colonizes the gastric mucosa. An increasing number of in vivo and in vitro studies demonstrate that H. pylori can invade and proliferate in epithelial cells, suggesting that this process might play an important role in disease induction, immune escape and chronic infection. Therefore, to explore the process and mechanism of adhesion and invasion of gastric mucosa epithelial cells by H...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920813/densitometric-evaluation-of-bone-prosthetic-counterface-in-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-with-modern-implants
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Andrea Cozzi Lepri, Marco Giorgini, Carla Signorini, Christian Carulli, Roberto Civinini, Maria Luisa Brandi, Massimo Innocenti
INTRODUCTION: Recent acquisitions of the complex mechanisms of osseointegration between implants and host bone have gained attention, accordingly to the methods of evaluation of these interactions. DEXA analysis is considered an useful tool to assess such phenomena, in order to analyse in a quantitative manner the local metabolic activity of the bone, and to evaluate over the time the integration between host bone and prosthetic components. The purpose of the present study is to report about a preliminary experience in the analysis of osseointegration processes of patients undergoing a primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) or a revision Total Knee Arthroplasty (rTKA)...
May 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920758/effectiveness-of-f18-fimbrial-antigens-released-by-a-novel-autolyzed-salmonella-expression-system-as-a-vaccine-candidate-against-lethal-f18-stec-infection
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Gayeon Won, John H Lee
Porcine edema disease (ED) caused by Shiga toxin 2e producing Escherichia coli expressing F18ab(+) fimbriae (F18ab(+)STEC) frequently occurs in post-weaned piglets, resulting in a significant economic loss in swine industries worldwide. In the present study, we proposed an efficient prevention scheme against ED in which the attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium inactivated by the E-mediated cell lysis to deliver target antigens, FedF and FedA, which function in fimbrial-mediated adhesion and as a major subunit of F18ab+fimbriae, respectively...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920727/genetic-targeting-of-arginase-ii-in-mouse-prevents-renal-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-diet-induced-obesity
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Ji Huang, Angana Rajapakse, Yuyan Xiong, Jean-Pierre Montani, François Verrey, Xiu-Fen Ming, Zhihong Yang
Obesity is associated with development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recent evidence demonstrates that enhanced levels of the L-arginine:ureahydrolase, including the two isoenzymes arginase-I (Arg-I) and arginase-II (Arg-II) in vascular endothelial cells promote uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), leading to increased superoxide radical anion and decreased NO production thereby endothelial dysfunction. Arg-II but not Arg-I is abundantly expressed in kidney and the role of Arg-II in CKD is uncertain and controversial...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920582/surgeons-early-experience-with-the-acessa%C3%A2-procedure-gaining-proficiency-with-new-technology
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Kelli M Braun, Mark Sheridan, Erin Z Latif, Lexy Regush, Anet Maksymowicz, Laura Weins, Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Nerissa Tyson, Marilyn J Davidson, Barry H Sanders
PURPOSE: Successful adoption of a new surgical procedure varies among practicing surgeons, and skill acquisition depends on the surgeon's innate ability, the complexity of the technique, and training. We report intraoperative and near-term postoperative outcomes from the Acessa procedure conducted by minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons new to Acessa, and report the surgeons' experiences during the training period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a postmarket, prospective, single-arm, multicenter analysis of operative and early postoperative outcomes after proctored surgical training with the Acessa device and procedure (laparoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation of symptomatic fibroids) in premenopausal, menstruating women as conducted in community and university hospitals in the USA and Canada...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920523/pegylated-and-nanoparticle-conjugated-sulfonium-salt-photo-triggers-necrotic-cell-death
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Alaa A Fadhel, Xiling Yue, Ebrahim H Ghazvini Zadeh, Mykhailo V Bondar, Kevin D Belfield
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) processes involving the production of singlet oxygen face the issue of oxygen concentration dependency. Despite high oxygen delivery, a variety of properties related to metabolism and vascular morphology in cancer cells result in hypoxic environments, resulting in limited effectiveness of such therapies. An alternative oxygen-independent agent whose cell cytotoxicity can be remotely controlled by light may allow access to treatment of hypoxic tumors. Toward that end, we developed and tested both polyethylene glycol (PEG)-functionalized and hydrophilic silica nanoparticle (SiNP)-enriched photoacid generator (PAG) as a nontraditional PDT agent to effectively induce necrotic cell death in HCT-116 cells...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920430/biomimetic-antimicrobial-cloak-by-graphene-oxide-agar-hydrogel
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Massimiliano Papi, Valentina Palmieri, Francesca Bugli, Marco De Spirito, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Carlotta Ciancico, Maria Chiara Braidotti, Silvia Gentilini, Luca Angelani, Claudio Conti
Antibacterial surfaces have an enormous economic and social impact on the worldwide technological fight against diseases. However, bacteria develop resistance and coatings are often not uniform and not stable in time. The challenge is finding an antibacterial coating that is biocompatible, cost-effective, not toxic, and spreadable over large and irregular surfaces. Here we demonstrate an antibacterial cloak by laser printing of graphene oxide hydrogels mimicking the Cancer Pagurus carapace. We observe up to 90% reduction of bacteria cells...
December 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920343/epidermal-growth-factor-rescues-endothelial-dysfunction-in-primary-human-tissues-in-vitro
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Roxanne Hastie, Stephen Tong, Natalie J Hannan, Fiona Brownfoot, Ping Cannon, Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino
Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, responsible for over 60 000 maternal deaths annually. Endothelial dysfunction is a central aspect to its pathophysiology, and currently, no medical therapeutic is available for its treatment. In this study, we aim to investigate the effect of epidermal growth factor (EGF) on endothelial dysfunction using primary human tissues. We performed a number of in vitro assays that mimic the vascular endothelial dysfunction that occurs in preeclampsia. Epidermal growth factor reduced the expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, a marker of endothelial dysfunction, after insult with tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) or serum from women with preeclampsia...
December 5, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920201/the-streptococcus-gordonii-adhesin-csha-binds-host-fibronectin-via-a-catch-clamp-mechanism
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Catherine R Back, Maryta N Sztukowska, Marisa Till, Richard J Lamont, Howard F Jenkinson, Angela H Nobbs, Paul R Race
Adherence of bacteria to biotic or abiotic surfaces is a prerequisite for host colonization and represents an important step in microbial pathogenicity. This attachment is facilitated by bacterial adhesins at the cell surface. Due to their size and often elaborate multi-domain architectures, these polypeptides represent challenging targets for detailed structural and functional characterization. The multifunctional fibrillar adhesin CshA, which mediates binding to both host molecules and other microorganisms, is an important determinant of colonisation by Streptococcus gordonii, an oral commensal and opportunistic pathogen of animals and humans...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920156/nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-induced-periostin-activates-integrin-%C3%AE-3-signaling-to-promote-renal-injury-in-gn
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Niki Prakoura, Panagiotis Kavvadas, Raphaёl Kormann, Jean-Claude Dussaule, Christos E Chadjichristos, Christos Chatziantoniou
De novo expression in the kidney of periostin, a protein involved in odontogenesis and osteogenesis, has been suggested as a biomarker of renal disease. In this study, we investigated the mechanism(s) of induction and the role of periostin in renal disease. Using a combination of bioinformatics, reporter assay, and chromatin immunoprecipitation analyses, we found that NFκB and other proinflammatory transcription factors induce periostin expression in vitro and that binding of these factors on the periostin promoter is enriched in glomeruli during experimental GN...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920089/world-endometriosis-society-consensus-on-the-classification-of-endometriosis
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Neil P Johnson, Lone Hummelshoj, G David Adamson, Jörg Keckstein, Hugh S Taylor, Mauricio S Abrao, Deborah Bush, Ludwig Kiesel, Rulla Tamimi, Kathy L Sharpe-Timms, Luk Rombauts, Linda C Giudice
STUDY QUESTION: What is the global consensus on the classification of endometriosis that considers the views of women with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: We have produced an international consensus statement on the classification of endometriosis through systematic appraisal of evidence and a consensus process that included representatives of national and international, medical and non-medical societies, patient organizations, and companies with an interest in endometriosis...
December 5, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919839/heparin-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogel-for-efficient-cellular-activities-of-3d-encapsulated-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Kihak Gwon, Eunsol Kim, Giyoong Tae
We have developed stem cell-responsive, heparin-hyaluronic acid (Hep-HA) hydrogel, crosslinked by thiolated heparin (Hep-SH) and methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HA-MA) via visible light mediated, thiol-ene reaction. Physical properties of the hydrogel (gelation time, storage modulus, and swelling ratio) were tunable by adjusting light intensity, initiator/polymer concentration, and precursor pH. Culture of human adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) using this hydrogel was characterized and compared with the control hydrogels including Hep-PEG hydrogel, PEG-HA hydrogel...
December 2, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919788/ectopic-overexpression-of-filamin-c-scaffolds-mek1-2-and-erk1-2-to-promote-the-progression-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Baicai Yang, Yun Liu, Jie Zhao, Kaiwen Hei, Hao Zhuang, Qiang Li, Wen Wei, Ruibing Chen, Ning Zhang, Yongmei Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) invasion and metastasis are mediated by a complicated signal transduction network and downstream cytoskeletal and adhesion molecules. In this study, a microarray-based analysis revealed a dramatic increase in filamin C (FLNC), which is commonly expressed in muscle rather than in liver cells, in the two metastatic HCC cell lines MHCC97L and HCCLM3. Clinicopathological studies showed that increased FLNC expression was associated with microvascular invasion and poor prognosis. Specific hypomethylation was identified within the FLNC promoter region in HCC cell lines and patient tumor samples, which might contribute to the ectopic overexpression of FLNC...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919749/in-vitro-vla-4-blockade-results-in-an-impaired-nk-cell-mediated-immune-surveillance-against-melanoma
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Ilaria Gandoglia, Federico Ivaldi, Paolo Carrega, Eric Armentani, Guido Ferlazzo, Gianluigi Mancardi, Nicole Kerlero de Rosbo, Antonio Uccelli, Alice Laroni
Natalizumab (NTZ) is a monoclonal antibody targeting the α4β1 integrin (CD49d/CD29), very late antigen-4 (VLA-4), which is approved for treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS). A possible association between NTZ treatment and a higher risk of melanoma is under debate. Natural Killer (NK) cells, which express VLA-4, represent an innate barrier limiting spreading of melanoma under steady state conditions. Indeed, because of their expression of activating receptors, they are very efficient in recognizing and killing melanoma cells without the need of a previous priming...
December 2, 2016: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919746/fhod1-formin-is-upregulated-in-melanomas-and-modifies-proliferation-and-tumor-growth
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Minna Peippo, Maria Gardberg, Tarja Lamminen, Katja Kaipio, Olli Carpén, Vanina D Heuser
The functional properties of actin-regulating formin proteins are diverse and in many cases cell-type specific. FHOD1, a formin expressed predominantly in cells of mesenchymal lineage, bundles actin filaments and participates in maintenance of cell shape, migration and cellular protrusions. FHOD1 participates in cancer-associated epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) in oral squamous cell carcinoma and breast cancer. The role of FHOD1 in melanomas has not been characterized. Here, we show that FHOD1 expression is typically strong in cutaneous melanomas and cultured melanoma cells while the expression is low or absent in benign nevi...
December 2, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919731/nerve-sparing-laparoscopic-colposacropexy-using-a-percutaneous-surgical-system-a-case-report
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Federico Romano, Francesco Legge, Giovanni Scambia, Maurizio Guido
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, efficacy and safeness of nerve-sparing laparoscopic colposacropexy performed with a minimally invasive approach by using 2,9 mm Percuvance(TM) Percutaneous Surgical System (PSS) (The Percuvance(TM) System, Teleflex Inc., USA). DESIGN: Step-by-step video demonstration of the surgical technique. The Internal Department Committee approved this study. The patient was adequately informed about the possible risks and benefits of this experimental technique and a written consent agreeing to undergo the described procedure was signed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919568/all-trans-retinoic-acid-suppresses-the-adhering-ability-of-arpe-19-cells-via-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-and-focal-adhesion-kinase
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Yo-Chen Chang, Yuh-Shin Chang, Ming-Chu Hsieh, Horng-Jiun Wu, Meng-Hsien Wu, Chia-Wei Lin, Wen-Chuan Wu, Ying-Hsien Kao
This study investigated the signaling mechanism underlying the anti-adhesive effect of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) on retinal pigment epithelial ARPE-19 cells. Adhesion kinetics with or without ATRA treatment were profiled by adhesion assay. Surface coating with type IV collagen, fibronectin, laminin, but not type I collagen, significantly enhanced adhesion and spreading of ARPE-19 cells, while ATRA at subtoxic doses (ranging from 10(-7) to 10(-6) M) profoundly suppressed the extracellular matrix-enhanced adhesion ability...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
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