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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927074/mirna-346-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-liver-cancer
#1
Qiang Yu, Xia Yang, Weidong Duan, Chonghui Li, Ying Luo, Shichun Lu
Liver cancer primarily accounts for the majority of malignancies of the liver. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous non-coding RNAs, which are important in tumorigenesis. Abnormal expression of microRNA-346 (miR-346) has been demonstrated in various types of human cancer, however, its expression and potential molecular mechanism in liver cancer remains to be elucidated. Expression levels of miR-346 in liver cancer cell lines were determined by quantitative polymerase chain reaction. The effect of miR-346 on proliferation was evaluated by an MTT assay; cell migration and invasion were evaluated by Transwell migration and invasion assays and target protein expression was determined by western blotting...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927013/transcription-factors-responding-to-pb-stress-in-maize
#2
Yanling Zhang, Fei Ge, Fengxia Hou, Wenting Sun, Qi Zheng, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Langlang Ma, Jun Fu, Xiujing He, Huanwei Peng, Guangtang Pan, Yaou Shen
Pb can damage the physiological function of human organs by entering the human body via food-chain enrichment. Revealing the mechanisms of maize tolerance to Pb is critical for preventing this. In this study, a Pb-tolerant maize inbred line, 178, was used to analyse transcription factors (TFs) expressed under Pb stress based on RNA sequencing data. A total of 464 genes expressed in control check (CK) or Pb treatment samples were annotated as TFs. Among them, 262 differentially expressed transcription factors (DETs) were identified that responded to Pb treatment...
September 18, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926946/the-fungal-bzip-transcription-factor-atfb-controls-virulence-associated-processes-in-aspergillus-parasiticus
#3
Josephine Wee, Sung-Yong Hong, Ludmila V Roze, Devin M Day, Anindya Chanda, John E Linz
Fungal basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factors mediate responses to oxidative stress. The ability to regulate stress response pathways in Aspergillus spp. was postulated to be an important virulence-associated cellular process, because it helps establish infection in humans, plants, and animals. Previous studies have demonstrated that the fungal transcription factor AtfB encodes a protein that is associated with resistance to oxidative stress in asexual conidiospores, and AtfB binds to the promoters of several stress response genes...
September 16, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926628/application-of-raman-spectroscopy-in-type-2-diabetes-screening-in-blood-using-leucine-and-isoleucine-amino-acids-as-biomarkers-and-in-comparative-anti-diabetic-drugs-efficacy-studies
#4
Zephania Birech, Peter Waweru Mwangi, Fredrick Bukachi, Keith Makori Mandela
Diabetes is an irreversible condition characterized by elevated blood glucose levels. Currently, there are no predictive biomarkers for this disease and the existing ones such as hemoglobin A1c and fasting blood glucose are used only when diabetes symptoms are noticed. The objective of this work was first to explore the potential of leucine and isoleucine amino acids as diabetes type 2 biomarkers using their Raman spectroscopic signatures. Secondly, we wanted to explore whether Raman spectroscopy can be applied in comparative efficacy studies between commercially available anti-diabetic drug pioglitazone and the locally used anti-diabetic herbal extract Momordica spinosa (Gilg...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926338/melk-is-not-necessary-for-the-proliferation-of-basal-like-breast-cancer-cells
#5
Hai-Tsang Huang, Hyuk-Soo Seo, Tinghu Zhang, Yubao Wang, Baishan Jiang, Qing Li, Dennis L Buckley, Behnam Nabet, Justin M Roberts, Joshiawa Paulk, Shiva Dastjerdi, Georg E Winter, Hilary McLauchlan, Jennifer Moran, James E Bradner, Michael J Eck, Sirano Dhe-Paganon, Jean J Zhao, Nathanael S Gray
Thorough preclinical target validation is essential for the success of drug discovery efforts. In this study, we combined chemical and genetic perturbants, including the development of a novel selective maternal embryonic leucine zipper kinase (MELK) inhibitor HTH-01-091, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated MELK knockout, a novel chemical-induced protein degradation strategy, RNA interference and CRISPR interference to validate MELK as a therapeutic target in basal-like breast cancers (BBC). In common culture conditions, we found that small molecule inhibition, genetic deletion, or acute depletion of MELK did not significantly affect cellular growth...
September 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924459/genetic-code-optimization-for-cotranslational-protein-folding-codon-directional-asymmetry-correlates-with-antiparallel-betasheets-trna-synthetase-classes
#6
Hervé Seligmann, Ganesh Warthi
A new codon property, codon directional asymmetry in nucleotide content (CDA), reveals a biologically meaningful genetic code dimension: palindromic codons (first and last nucleotides identical, codon structure XZX) are symmetric (CDA = 0), codons with structures ZXX/XXZ are 5'/3' asymmetric (CDA = - 1/1; CDA = - 0.5/0.5 if Z and X are both purines or both pyrimidines, assigning negative/positive (-/+) signs is an arbitrary convention). Negative/positive CDAs associate with (a) Fujimoto's tetrahedral codon stereo-table; (b) tRNA synthetase class I/II (aminoacylate the 2'/3' hydroxyl group of the tRNA's last ribose, respectively); and (c) high/low antiparallel (not parallel) betasheet conformation parameters...
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924279/value-of-leucine-rich-alpha-2-glycoprotein-1-lrg-1-on-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-in-female-patients-with-right-lower-quadrant-abdominal-pain
#7
Osman Lutfi Demirci, Yunsur Cevik, Seref Kerem Corbacioglu, Alpaslan Taner
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic usefulness of leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein-1 in female patients with acute abdominal pain on right lower-quadrant and acute appendicitis. METHODS: The prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted at the emergency department of Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, during a two-month period in 2014, and comprised patients with acute abdominal pain in right lower-quadrant, and control subjects. Female patients aged 18-60 years who were admitted to the hospital's emergency department were included...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923651/high-resolution-magic-angle-spinning-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-for-the-metabolic-assessment-of-acute-rejection-after-cardiac-transplantation-in-rats
#8
C W Lee, J S Lee, C W Woo, S Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential of high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for metabolite characterization and the differentiation of acute rejection after heart transplantation in rat models. METHODS: We transplanted syngeneic heart grafts from Lewis rats (n = 4) and allogeneic heart grafts from F344 rats (n = 4) heterotopically into Lewis recipients. On day 7 postoperatively, the transplanted hearts were harvested for ex vivo (1)H NMR spectroscopy and HR-MAS (1)H NMR spectroscopy...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923470/tripodal-lipoprotein-variants-with-c-terminal-hydrophobic-residues-allosterically-modulate-activity-of-the-degp-protease
#9
Hyojin Park, Yurie T Kim, Chulwon Choi, Seokhee Kim
DegP, a member of the highly conserved HtrA family of proteases, performs a regulated proteolysis of toxic misfolded proteins in the periplasm of Gram-negative bacteria. The allosteric switch between inactive and active conformations is a central mechanism to carefully control proteolytic activity of DegP and to maintain the optimal cellular fitness, but few other molecules than substrates are known to allosterically control DegP activity. Here, we demonstrate that a mutant variant of an outer membrane lipoprotein, Lpp(+Leu), can function as a novel allosteric effector that changes the dynamic range of DegP activity...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923287/aberrant-expression-of-epithelial-leucine-rich-repeat-containing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-5-positive-cells-in-the-eutopic-endometrium-in-endometriosis-and-implications-in-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
#10
Júlia Vallvé-Juanico, Elena Suárez-Salvador, Josep Castellví, Agustín Ballesteros, Hugh S Taylor, Antonio Gil-Moreno, Xavier Santamaria
OBJECTIVE: To characterize leucine-rich repeat containing G protein-coupled receptor 5-positive (LGR5(+)) cells from the endometrium of women with endometriosis. DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. SETTING: University hospital/fertility clinic. PATIENT(S): Twenty-seven women with endometriosis who underwent surgery and 12 healthy egg donors, together comprising 39 endometrial samples. INTERVENTION(S): Obtaining of uterine aspirates by using a Cornier Pipelle...
September 15, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922626/the-typhi-colonization-factor-tcf-is-encoded-by-multiple-non-typhoidal-salmonella-serovars-but-exhibits-a-varying-expression-profile-and-interchanging-contribution-to-intestinal-colonization
#11
Shalhevet Azriel, Alina Goren, Inna Shomer, Gili Aviv, Galia Rahav, Ohad Gal-Mor
Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi A are human-restricted pathogens and the leading causative agents of enteric fever. The Typhi colonization factor (Tcf) is a chaperone-usher fimbria, thought to play a role in the host-specificity of typhoidal serovars. Here we show that the tcf cluster (tcfABCD tinR tioA) is present in at least 25 non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) serovars and demonstrate its native expression in clinically-important serovars including Schwarzengrund, 9,12:l,v:-, Choleraesuis, Bredeney, Heidelberg, Montevideo, Virchow and Infantis...
September 18, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920570/brain-relevant-antibodies-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-matched-case-control-study
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Fiona Gaughran, John Lally, Katherine Beck, Ruaidhri McCormack, Poonam Gardner-Sood, Ester Coutinho, Leslie Jacobson, Bethan Lang, Ricardo Sainz-Fuertes, Evangelos Papanastasiou, Marta Di Forti, Tim Nicholson, Angela Vincent, Robin M Murray
BACKGROUND: There has been much recent excitement about the possibility that some cases of psychosis may be wholly due to brain-reactive antibodies, with antibodies to N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) and the voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC)-complex reported in a few patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP). METHODS: Participants were recruited from psychiatric services in South London, UK, from 2009 to 2011 as part of the Genetics and Psychosis study...
September 18, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919844/practical-nutritional-recovery-strategies-for-elite-soccer-players-when-limited-time-separates-repeated-matches
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Mayur Krachna Ranchordas, Joel T Dawson, Mark Russell
Specific guidelines that aim to facilitate the recovery of soccer players from the demands of training and a congested fixture schedule are lacking; especially in relation to evidence-based nutritional recommendations. The importance of repeated high level performance and injury avoidance while addressing the challenges of fixture scheduling, travel to away venues, and training commitments requires a strategic and practically feasible method of implementing specific nutritional strategies. Here we present evidence-based guidelines regarding nutritional recovery strategies within the context of soccer...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919330/limbic-encephalitis-with-lgi1-antibodies-in-a-14-year-old-boy
#14
M Schimmel, M C Frühwald, C G Bien
Limbic encephalitis (LE) with antibodies against leucine-rich glioma inactivated protein 1 (LGI1) is an auto-antibody mediated disorder with characteristic symptoms as dysfunction of memory, faciobrachial dystonic seizures and neuropsychiatric symptoms as emotional lability. Limbic encephalitis with LGI1 antibodies has been known so far as a disease of adults. We describe the case of a 14-year-old boy presenting with typical dysfunction of memory and LGI1 antibodies. To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest patient with LGI1 antibody mediated limbic encephalitis described so far...
September 2, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918051/lrrk2-antisense-oligonucleotides-ameliorate-%C3%AE-synuclein-inclusion-formation-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-mouse-model
#15
Hien Tran Zhao, Neena John, Vedad Delic, Karli Ikeda-Lee, Aneeza Kim, Andreas Weihofen, Eric E Swayze, Holly B Kordasiewicz, Andrew B West, Laura A Volpicelli-Daley
No treatments exist to slow or halt Parkinson's disease (PD) progression; however, inhibition of leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) activity represents one of the most promising therapeutic strategies. Genetic ablation and pharmacological LRRK2 inhibition have demonstrated promise in blocking α-synuclein (α-syn) pathology. However, LRRK2 kinase inhibitors may reduce LRRK2 activity in several tissues and induce systemic phenotypes in the kidney and lung that are undesirable. Here, we test whether antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) provide an alternative therapeutic strategy, as they can be restricted to the CNS and provide a stable, long-lasting reduction of protein throughout the brain...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917663/leucine-rich-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-overexpression-in-the-brain-contributes-to-memory-impairment
#16
Chihiro Akiba, Madoka Nakajima, Masakazu Miyajima, Ikuko Ogino, Masami Miura, Ritsuko Inoue, Eri Nakamura, Fumio Kanai, Norihiro Tada, Miyuki Kunichika, Mitsutaka Yoshida, Kinya Nishimura, Akihide Kondo, Hidenori Sugano, Hajime Arai
We previously reported increase in leucine-rich α2-glycoprotein (LRG) concentration in cerebrospinal fluid is associated with cognitive decline in humans. To investigate relationship between LRG expression in the brain and memory impairment, we analyzed transgenic mice overexpressing LRG in the brain (LRG-Tg) focusing on hippocampus. Immunostaining and Western blotting revealed age-related increase in LRG expression in hippocampal neurons in 8-, 24-, and 48-week-old controls and LRG-Tg. Y-maze and Morris water maze tests indicated retained spatial memory in 8- and 24-week-old LRG-Tg, while deteriorated in 48-week-old LRG-Tg compared with age-matched controls...
August 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916621/-64-cu-labeled-repebody-molecules-for-imaging-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-expressing-tumors
#17
Ayoung Pyo, Misun Yun, Hyeon-Sik Kim, Tae-Yoon Kim, Joong-Jae Lee, Jung Young Kim, Sunwoo Lee, Seong Young Kwon, Hee-Seung Bom, Hak-Sung Kim, Dong-Yeon Kim, Jung-Joon Min
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a member of the erbB family of receptors and is overexpressed in many tumor types. A repebody is a newly designed non-antibody protein scaffold for tumor targeting that contains leucine-rich repeat modules. In this study, three (64)Cu-labeled anti-EGFR repebodies with different chelators were synthesized, and their biological characteristics were assessed in cultured cells and tumor-bearing mice. Methods: Repebodies (rEgAs) were synthesized with the chelators p-SCN-Bn-NOTA, DOTA-NHS ester, or p-SCN-Bn-DTPA in 1...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916107/genetically-functionalized-ferritin-nanoparticles-with-a-high-affinity-protein-binder-for-immunoassay-and-imaging
#18
Jong-Won Kim, Woosung Heu, Sukyo Jeong, Hak-Sung Kim
Molecular detection of target molecules with high sensitivity and specificity is of great significance in bio and medical sciences. Here, we present genetically functionalized ferritin nanoparticles with a high-affinity protein binder, and their utility as a signal generator in a variety of immunoassays and imaging. As a high-affinity protein binder, human IgG-specific repebody, which is composed of LRR (Leucine-rich repeat) modules, was used. The repebody was genetically fused to the N-terminal heavy-chain ferritin, and the resulting subunits were self-assembled to the repebody-ferritin nanoparticles composed of 24 subunits...
October 2, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915534/revealing-anti-inflammation-mechanism-of-water-extract-and-oil-of-forsythiae-fructus-on-carrageenan-induced-edema-rats-by-serum-metabolomics
#19
An Yuan, Lihong Gong, Lin Luo, Jue Dang, Xiaohong Gong, Mengjie Zhao, Yan Li, Yunxia Li, Cheng Peng
Forsythiae Fructus is an important Chinese medicine which shows a significant effect against inflammation. This study aimed to investigate the preventive anti-inflammation mechanism of Forsythiae Fructus by serum metabolomics strategy and compare the difference of the metabolism pathways between Forsythia extract and Forsythia oil in rat. Four groups (control group, model group, Forsythia extract group and Forsythia oil group) were orally administered 10mL/kg 0.5% Tween 80 solution, 10mL/kg 0.5% Tween 80 solution, 5g/kg Forsythia extract and 0...
September 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914810/an-nmr-based-metabolomic-approach-to-unravel-the-preventive-effect-of-water-soluble-extract-from-dendrobium-officinale-kimura-migo-on-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-mice
#20
Hong Zheng, Linlin Pan, Pengtao Xu, Jianjun Zhu, Ruohan Wang, Wenzong Zhu, Yongsheng Hu, Hongchang Gao
Dendrobium officinale Kimura & Migo (D. officinale) is a precious herbal medicine. In this study, we investigated metabolic mechanism underlying the effect of D. officinale water extract (DOWE) on diabetes prevention in mice after streptozotocin (STZ) exposure using NMR-based metabolomics. Interestingly, we found a decrease in blood glucose and an increase in liver glycogen in mice pretreated with DOWE after STZ exposure. The DOWE pretreatment significantly increased citrate and glutamine in the serum as well as creatine, alanine, leucine, isoleucine, valine, glutamine, glutathione and taurine in the liver of STZ-treated mice...
September 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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