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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079009/emerging-roles-of-calreticulin-in-cancer-implications-for-therapy
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Kavya Venkateswaran, Amit Verma, Anant Narayan Bhatt, Anju Shrivastava, Kailash Manda, Hanumantharao G Raj, Ashok Prasad, Christophe Len, Virinder S Parmar, Bilikere Dwarakanath
Calreticulin (CRT), initially identified as a ubiquitous calcium-binding protein in the endoplasmic reticulum, has emerged as a multifunctional protein with roles in calcium homeostasis, molecular chaperoning and cell adhesion. Emerging evidence suggests its involvement in tumorigenesis facilitating proliferation, migration, and adhesion. CRT translocated to the cell surface (ecto-CRT) serves as a phagocytic signal for immunogenic cell death (ICD) mediated through dendritic cells (DCs) and cytotoxic T-cell activation thereby making tumors susceptible to immunotherapy-based anti-cancer strategies...
January 11, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068104/unraveling-interactions-between-ionic-liquids-and-phospholipid-vesicles-using-nanoplasmonic-sensing
#2
Joanna Witos, Giacomo Russo, Suvi-Katriina Ruokonen, Susanne Kristina Wiedmer
Owing to their unique properties and unlimited structural combinations, the ubiquitous use of ionic liquids (ILs) is steadily increasing. The objective of the present work is to shed light into the effects of amidinium- and phosphonium-based ILs on phospholipid vesicles using a nanoplasmonic sensing measurement technique. A new and relatively simple method was developed for the immobilization of large unilamellar vesicles on two different hydrophilic surfaces composed of titanium dioxide and silicon nitride nanolayers...
January 9, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050757/implication-of-nrf2-ho-1-pathway-in-the-coloprotective-effect-of-coenzyme-q10-against-experimentally-induced-ulcerative-colitis
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Ahmed E Khodir, Hoda Atef, Eman Said, Hassan A ElKashef, Hatem A Salem
PURPOSE: Given the increased incidence of ulcerative colitis worldwide, the current study was designed to investigate the coloprotective potential of CoQ10 against experimentally induced ulcerative colitis (UC) and specify the implicated mechanisms. METHODS: Ulcerative colitis was induced by intracolonic instillation of [2 ml, 3% v/v acetic acid (AA)]. Rats in the different experimental groups received CoQ10 (10 or 30 and 100 mg/kg, orally) for eight consecutive days, either in a protective or curative regimen...
January 3, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033103/the-sublethal-effects-of-2-4-dichlorophenoxy-acetic-acid-2-4-d-on-narrow-clawed-crayfish-astacus-leptodactylus-eschscholtz-1823
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A Çağlan Karasu Benli, Duygu Şahin, Rabia Sarıkaya, Burcu Koçak Memmi, Aylin Sepici Dinçel
2,4-D is a widely used phenoxy herbicide, potentially toxic to humans and biota. The objective of the present study was to reveal short term sublethal effects of 2,4-D on narrow-clawed freshwater crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823), based on histology, total haemocyte counts, selected haemolymph parameters, and oxidative stress parameters. In the laboratory conditions crayfish specimens were exposed to 9 mg L-1 of 2,4-D for one week. Experiments were conducted under semi-static conditions in 20 L-capacity aquaria where 10 freshwater crayfish were stocked per aquarium...
December 1, 2016: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018350/m%C3%A3-nage-%C3%A3-trois-the-ratio-of-bicarbonate-to-co2-and-the-ph-regulate-the-capacity-of-neutrophils-to-form-nets
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Christian Maueröder, Aparna Mahajan, Susanne Paulus, Stefanie Gößwein, Jonas Hahn, Deborah Kienhöfer, Mona H Biermann, Philipp Tripal, Ralf P Friedrich, Luis E Munoz, Markus F Neurath, Christoph Becker, Georg Andreas Schett, Martin Herrmann, Moritz Leppkes
In this study, we identified and characterized the potential of a high ratio of bicarbonate to CO2 and a moderately alkaline pH to render neutrophils prone to undergo neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation. Both experimental settings increased the rate of spontaneous NET release and potentiated the NET-inducing capacity of phorbol esters (phorbol-2-myristate-13-acetate), ionomycin, monosodium urate, and LPS. In contrast, an acidic environment impaired NET formation both spontaneous and induced. Our findings indicate that intracellular alkalinization of neutrophils in response to an alkaline environment leads to an increase of intracellular calcium and neutrophil activation...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013356/diuretic-effect-of-extracts-fractions-and-two-compounds-2%C3%AE-3%C3%AE-19%C3%AE-trihydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic-acid-and-5-hydroxy-3-6-7-8-4-pentamethoxyflavone-from-rubus-rosaefolius-sm-rosaceae-leaves-in-rats
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Priscila de Souza, Thaise Boeing, Lincon Bordignon Somensi, Camile Cecconi Cechinel-Zanchett, Jairo Kenupp Bastos, Marcel Petreanu, Rivaldo Niero, Valdir Cechinel-Filho, Luisa Mota da Silva, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade
Although diuretics have been widely used to treat hypertension along with others cardiovascular and renal disorders, no scientific data have been recorded to support the diuretic properties of Rubus rosaefolius Sm. (Rosaceae), a plant popularly used in Brazil to treat hypertension. Male Wistar rats were orally treated with: vehicle; hydrochlorothiazide; aqueous (AERR) and methanolic (MERR) extracts; dichloromethane (DCM), hexane (HEX) and ethyl acetate (EA) fractions; and the isolated compounds 2α,3β,19α-trihydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic acid (TUA) and 5-hydroxy-3,6,7,8,4'-pentamethoxyflavone (PMF)...
December 24, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012149/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-apoptosis-triggered-by-sub-chronic-lead-exposure-in-mice-spleen-a-histopathological-study
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Giovanni Corsetti, Claudia Romano, Alessandra Stacchiotti, Evasio Pasini, Francesco S Dioguardi
Lead (Pb) is an environmental oncogenic metal that induces immunotoxicity and anaemia. Emerging evidence has linked Pb toxicity with endoplasmic reticulum-driven apoptosis and autophagy. Glucose-regulated protein of 78 kDa (Grp78 or binding immunoglobulin protein (BiP)), a master endoplasmic reticulum chaperone, drives macrophage activation and regulates protein folding and calcium flux in response to heavy metals. The spleen may be involved in Pb poisoning due to its crucial role in erythrocatheresis and immune response, although there are no data to support this theory...
December 24, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987655/bioactivity-and-biocompatibility-of-hydroxyapatite-based-bioceramic-coatings-on-zirconium-by-plasma-electrolytic-oxidation
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Salim Levent Aktuğ, Salih Durdu, Emine Yalçın, Kültigin Çavuşoğlu, Metin Usta
In the present work, hydroxyapatite (HAP)-based plasma electrolytic oxide (PEO) coatings were produced on zirconium at different current densities in a solution containing calcium acetate and β-calcium glycerophosphate by a single step. The phase structure, surface morphology, functional groups, thickness and roughness of the coatings were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), eddy current method and surface profilometer, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986565/inhibition-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatases-unmasks-vasoconstriction-and-potentiates-calcium-signaling-in-rat-aorta-smooth-muscle-cells-in-response-to-an-agonist-of-5-ht2b-receptors-bw723c86
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Galina Y Mironova, Piotr P Avdonin, Nikolay V Goncharov, Richard O Jenkins, Pavel V Avdonin
In blood vessels, serotonin 5-HT2B receptors mainly mediate relaxation, although their activation by the selective agonist BW723C86 is known to exert contraction of aorta in deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt and N(omega)-nitro-l-arginine (l-NAME) hypertensive rats [Russel et al., 2002; Banes et al., 2003] and in mice with type 2 diabetes [Nelson et al., 2012]. The unmasking effect on vasoconstriction can be caused by a shift in the balance of tyrosine phosphorylation in smooth muscle cells (SMC) due to oxidative stress induced inhibition of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTP)...
December 13, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900961/efficacy-and-safety-of-calcium-acetate-magnesium-carbonate-in-the-treatment-of-hyperphosphatemia-in-dialysis-patients
#10
Imed Helal, Hanene Elkateb, Hafedh Hedri, Malika Hajri, Fethi Ben Hamida
A phosphate binder combining calcium and magnesium offers an interesting therapeutic option to control hyperphosphatemia in dialysis patients. We investigated the effectiveness and tolerance of calcium acetate-magnesium carbonate (Ca-Mg). This is a 16-week prospective study including 16 dialysis patients. After an initial two-week washout period, serum phosphorus (sPho) ≥1.8 mmol/L, serum calcium (sCa) ≤2.6 mmol/L, and serum magnesium ≤1.5 mmol/L were the main inclusion criteria. The initial dose of Ca-Mg depended on sPho level and was titrated for every two weeks to have a sPho ≤ 1...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879319/amp-activated-kinase-ampk-promotes-innate-immunity-and-antiviral-defense-through-modulation-of-stimulator-of-interferon-genes-sting-signaling
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Daniel Prantner, Darren J Perkins, Stefanie N Vogel
The host protein Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) has been shown to be essential for recognition of both viral and intracellular bacterial pathogens, but its regulation remains unclear. Previously, we reported that mitochondrial membrane potential regulates STING-dependent IFN-β induction independently of ATP synthesis. Because mitochondrial membrane potential controls calcium homeostasis, and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is regulated, in part, by intracellular calcium, we postulated that AMPK participates in STING activation; however, its role has yet to be been defined...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878508/calcium-supplementation-abates-the-inhibition-effects-of-acetic-acid-on-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Hongwei Zhao, Jingyuan Li, Jiming Wang, Xin Xu, Mo Xian, Huizhou Liu, Haibo Zhang
The toxic level of acetic acid could be released during the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, and an economical method was reported to minimize the acidic stress on the fermentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by cation supplementation. A dose-dependent protection of Ca(2+) was monitored, and the optimal concentration of Ca(2+) was 8 mM under 4.5 g/L acetic acid stress. The activities of catalase and superoxide dismutase of yeast cells supplemented with optimal Ca(2+) increased by 18.6 and 27.3 %, respectively, coupling with an obvious decrease of reactive oxygen species content...
November 22, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865353/maintenance-of-cytosolic-calcium-is-crucial-to-extend-l-arginine-therapeutic-benefits-during-continuous-dosing
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Srinidi Mohan, Lisa Harding
The therapeutic benefits associated with short-term l-arginine supplementation are lost during continuous dosing. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) functional modulation has been correlated with l-arginine therapeutic effectiveness, and with tolerance development during continuous supplementation. However, the metabolic link that is responsible for AMPK functional modulation during continuous l-arginine exposure is currently not known. To explore this, we incubated HUVECs for 7 days with 100 μmol/L l-arginine, in the presence or absence of other agents; and monitored their effects for eNOS function, and on tolerance sparing effects (viz, cellular glucose accumulation, and oxidative stress)...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862161/%C3%AE-eudesmol-suppresses-allergic-reactions-via-inhibiting-mast-cell-degranulation
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Na-Ra Han, Phil-Dong Moon, Ka-Jung Ryu, Jae-Bum Jang, Hyung-Min Kim, Hyun-Ja Jeong
The regulatory effect of β-eudesmol, which is an active constituent of Pyeongwee-San (KMP6), is evaluated for allergic reactions induced by mast cell degranulation. Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) plus calcium ionophore A23187-stimulated human mast cell line, HMC-1 cells, and compound 48/80-stimulated rat peritoneal mast cells (RPMCs) are used as the in vitro models; mice models of systemic anaphylaxis, ear swelling, and IgE-dependent passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA) are used as the in vivo allergic models...
November 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859427/citrate-buffered-dialysis-solution-citrasate-allows-avoidance-of-anticoagulation-during-intermittent-hemodiafiltration-at-the-cost-of-decreased-performance-and-systemic-biocompatibility
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Pavlina Richtrova, Jan Mares, Lukas Kielberger, Ladislav Trefil, Jaromir Eiselt, Tomas Reischig
Reportedly, citrate-based dialysis solution enables heparin dose tapering or even complete exclusion, particularly in postdilution hemodiafiltration (HDF). The aim of the study was to verify this strategy in predilution setting and to assess its short-term safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility. Ten regular hemodialysis patients were assigned to predilution HDF on acetate- and citrate-based dialysis solutions (0.8 mmol/l trisodium citrate) at random order. Acetate HDF was performed using routine dose of heparin while citrate HDF was heparin free...
November 10, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849252/profiling-of-antioxidant-potential-and-phytoconstituents-of-plantago-coronopus
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C G Pereira, L Custódio, M J Rodrigues, N R Neng, J M F Nogueira, J Carlier, M C Costa, J Varela, L Barreira
The halophyte species Plantago coronopus has several described ethnomedicinal uses, but few reported biological activities. This work carried out for the first time a comparative analysis of P. coronopus organs in terms of phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of organic and water extracts from roots, leaves and flowers. The leaves contents in selected nutrients, namely amino acids and minerals, are also described. Roots (ethyl acetate and methanol extracts) had the highest radical scavenging activity (RSA) towards 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) radicals, while leaves (hexane extract) had higher RSA on nitric oxide radical and iron chelating ability...
November 16, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835579/a-novel-benzofuran-derivative-acdb-induces-apoptosis-of-human-chondrosarcoma-cells-through-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Chen-Ming Su, Chien-Yu Chen, Tingting Lu, Yi Sun, Weimin Li, Yuan-Li Huang, Chun-Hao Tsai, Chih-Shiang Chang, Chih-Hsin Tang
Chondrosarcoma is one of the bone tumor with high mortality in respond to poor radiation and chemotherapy treatment. Here, we analyze the antitumor activity of a novel benzofuran derivative, 2-amino-3-(2-chlorophenyl)-6-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl acetate (ACDB), in human chondrosarcoma cells. ACDB increased the cell apoptosis of human chondrosarcomas without harm in chondrocytes. ACDB also enhanced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, which was characterized by varieties in the cytosolic calcium levels and induced the expression of glucose-regulated protein (GRP) and calpain...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833832/electro-activation-of-potassium-acetate-potassium-citrate-and-calcium-lactate-impact-on-solution-acidity-redox-potential-vibrational-properties-of-raman-spectra-and-antibacterial-activity-on-e-coli-o157-h7-at-ambient-temperature
#18
Viacheslav Liato, Steve Labrie, Mohammed Aïder
AIMS: To study the electro-activation of potassium acetate, potassium citrate and calcium lactate aqueous solutions and to evaluate their antimicrobial effect against E. coli O157:H7 at ambient temperature. METHODS AND RESULTS: Potassium acetate, potassium citrate and calcium lactate aqueous solutions were electrically excited in the anodic compartment of a four sectional electro-activation reactor. Different properties of the electro-activated solutions were measured such as: solutions acidity (pH and titratable), Redox potential and vibrational properties by Raman spectroscopy...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826824/rapid-metal-extractability-tests-from-polluted-mining-soils-by-ultrasound-probe-sonication-and-microwave-assisted-extraction-systems
#19
Sara García-Salgado, M Ángeles Quijano
Ultrasonic probe sonication (UPS) and microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) were used for rapid single extraction of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn from soils polluted by former mining activities (Mónica Mine, Bustarviejo, NW Madrid, Spain), using 0.01 mol L(-1) calcium chloride (CaCl2), 0.43 mol L(-1) acetic acid (CH3COOH), and 0.05 mol L(-1) ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) at pH 7 as extracting agents. The optimum extraction conditions by UPS consisted of an extraction time of 2 min for both CaCl2 and EDTA extractions and 15 min for CH3COOH extraction, at 30% ultrasound (US) amplitude, whereas in the case of MAE, they consisted of 5 min at 50 °C for both CaCl2 and EDTA extractions and 15 min at 120 °C for CH3COOH extraction...
November 8, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825490/phosphate-dissolving-fungi-mechanism-and-application-in-alleviation-of-salt-stress-in-wheat
#20
Sunita Gaind
The present investigation reveals the solubilization efficiency of tri-calcium phosphate (TCP), Udaipur rock phosphate (URP), aluminium phosphate (AP) and ferric phosphate (FP) by Aspergillus niger (ITCC 6719) and Trichoderma harzianum (ITCC 6721) as function of carbon concentrations. Increasing glucose concentration from 1 to 7% in the growth medium, though improved the phosphorus (P) solubilization significantly but each fungal strain preferred different optimum carbon concentrations for mediating solubilization of different P sources...
December 2016: Microbiological Research
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