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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931061/binding-of-a-c-type-lectin-s-coiled-coil-domain-to-the-domeless-receptor-directly-activates-the-jak-stat-pathway-in-the-shrimp-immune-response-to-bacterial-infection
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Jie-Jie Sun, Jiang-Feng Lan, Xiao-Fan Zhao, Gerardo R Vasta, Jin-Xing Wang
C-type lectins (CTLs) are characterized by the presence of a C-type carbohydrate recognition domain (CTLD) that by recognizing microbial glycans, is responsible for their roles as pattern recognition receptors in the immune response to bacterial infection. In addition to the CTLD, however, some CTLs display additional domains that can carry out effector functions, such as the collagenous domain of the mannose-binding lectin. While in vertebrates, the mechanisms involved in these effector functions have been characterized in considerable detail, in invertebrates they remain poorly understood...
September 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930691/dna-methylome-analysis-identifies-transcription-factor-based-epigenomic-signatures-of-multilineage-competence-in-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
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Tsukasa Sanosaka, Takuya Imamura, Nobuhiko Hamazaki, MuhChyi Chai, Katsuhide Igarashi, Maky Ideta-Otsuka, Fumihito Miura, Takashi Ito, Nobuyuki Fujii, Kazuho Ikeo, Kinichi Nakashima
Regulation of the epigenome during in vivo specification of brain stem cells is still poorly understood. Here, we report DNA methylome analyses of directly sampled cortical neural stem and progenitor cells (NS/PCs) at different development stages, as well as those of terminally differentiated cortical neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes. We found that sequential specification of cortical NS/PCs is regulated by two successive waves of demethylation at early and late development stages, which are responsible for the establishment of neuron- and glia-specific low-methylated regions (LMRs), respectively...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930675/dynamic-rearrangement-of-cell-states-detected-by-systematic-screening-of-sequential-anticancer-treatments
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Simon Koplev, James Longden, Jesper Ferkinghoff-Borg, Mathias Blicher Bjerregård, Thomas R Cox, Janine T Erler, Jesper T Pedersen, Franziska Voellmy, Morten O A Sommer, Rune Linding
Signaling networks are nonlinear and complex, involving a large ensemble of dynamic interaction states that fluctuate in space and time. However, therapeutic strategies, such as combination chemotherapy, rarely consider the timing of drug perturbations. If we are to advance drug discovery for complex diseases, it will be essential to develop methods capable of identifying dynamic cellular responses to clinically relevant perturbations. Here, we present a Bayesian dose-response framework and the screening of an oncological drug matrix, comprising 10,000 drug combinations in melanoma and pancreatic cancer cell lines, from which we predict sequentially effective drug combinations...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930659/group-1-innate-lymphoid-cell-lineage-identity-is-determined-by-a-cis-regulatory-element-marked-by-a-long-non-coding-rna
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Walter K Mowel, Sam J McCright, Jonathan J Kotzin, Magalie A Collet, Asli Uyar, Xin Chen, Alexandra DeLaney, Sean P Spencer, Anthony T Virtue, EnJun Yang, Alejandro Villarino, Makoto Kurachi, Margaret C Dunagin, Gretchen Harms Pritchard, Judith Stein, Cynthia Hughes, Diogo Fonseca-Pereira, Henrique Veiga-Fernandes, Arjun Raj, Taku Kambayashi, Igor E Brodsky, John J O'Shea, E John Wherry, Loyal A Goff, John L Rinn, Adam Williams, Richard A Flavell, Jorge Henao-Mejia
Commitment to the innate lymphoid cell (ILC) lineage is determined by Id2, a transcriptional regulator that antagonizes T and B cell-specific gene expression programs. Yet how Id2 expression is regulated in each ILC subset remains poorly understood. We identified a cis-regulatory element demarcated by a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) that controls the function and lineage identity of group 1 ILCs, while being dispensable for early ILC development and homeostasis of ILC2s and ILC3s. The locus encoding this lncRNA, which we termed Rroid, directly interacted with the promoter of its neighboring gene, Id2, in group 1 ILCs...
September 19, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930606/association-between-ovarian-endometrioma-and-ovarian-reserve
#5
Michio Kitajima, Khaleque Newaz Khan, Ayumi Harada, Ken Taniguchi, Tsuneo Inoue, Masanori Kaneuchi, Kiyonori Miura, Hideaki Masuzaki
Endometrioma is one of the main pathologies of endometriosis, though its pathogenesis still remains enigmatic. Ovarian reserve is defined as the number and quality of the follicles left in the ovary at any given time. The cause of infertility in women with endometriosis is multifactorial. Diminished ovarian reserve is major concern in women with endometriosis-associated infertility. Cystectomy for endometriomas could negatively impact on post-operative ovarian reserve. Some women had surgery for endometriomas suffer from poor ovarian response, which directly affects treatment results...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930541/molecular-mechanisms-of-disorders-of-lipid-metabolism-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Hamid Moradi, Nosratola D Vaziri
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition marked by protracted kidney damage which over time can lead to end stage renal disease (ESRD). CKD can be categorized into different stages based on the extent of renal damage and degree of renal dysfunction with ESRD requiring renal replacement therapy considered the final stage. It is important to note that CKD in all of its forms is associated with accelerated atherosclerosis, cardiovascular (CV) disease and poor CV outcomes. While a number of factors contribute to the high risk of CV mortality in this patient population, dyslipidemia is considered to be a key player in the pathogenesis of CV disease in CKD...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930286/molecular-and-cellular-signatures-underlying-superior-immunity-against-bordetella-pertussis-upon-pulmonary-vaccination
#7
R Hm Raeven, J Brummelman, J LA Pennings, L van der Maas, K Helm, W Tilstra, A van der Ark, A Sloots, P van der Ley, W van Eden, W Jiskoot, E van Riet, C Acm van Els, G Fa Kersten, W Gh Han, B Metz
Mucosal immunity is often required for protection against respiratory pathogens but the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of induction remain poorly understood. Here, systems vaccinology was used to identify immune signatures after pulmonary or subcutaneous immunization of mice with pertussis outer membrane vesicles. Pulmonary immunization led to improved protection, exclusively induced mucosal immunoglobulin A (IgA) and T helper type 17 (Th17) responses, and in addition evoked elevated systemic immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody levels, IgG-producing plasma cells, memory B cells, and Th17 cells...
September 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930226/shenlinglan-influences-the-attachment-and-migration-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-potentially-through-the-gsk3-pathway
#8
Sioned Owen, Fiona Ruge, Yunong Gao, Ying Yang, Jianqing Hou, Jian Chen, Yi Feng, Huiming Zhang, Yong Gao, Hongtao Wang, Cong Wei, Yiling Wu, Wen G Jiang
Background: Ovarian cancer presents a major clinical challenge in the UK. Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) has been linked to cancer. This study tested the impact of ShenLingLan (SLDM) on ovarian cancer cell behaviour and its links to GSK-3. Methods: Fresh ovarian tumours (n = 52) were collected and processed. Histopathologcial and clinical information were collected and analysed against GSK-3 transcript levels using quantitative PCR (qPCR). Immortalised ovarian cancer cells' protein alterations in response to SLDM were identified using a Kinexus™ protein kinase array...
February 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929914/the-conundrum-of-opioid-tapering-in-long-term-opioid-therapy-for-chronic-pain-a-commentary
#9
Ajay Manhapra, Albert A Arias, Jane C Ballantyne
BACKGROUND: In response to the opioid epidemic and new guidelines, many patients on high-dose long term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic pain are getting tapered off opioids. As a result, a unique clinical challenge is emerging: while many on LTOT have poor pain control, functional decline, psychiatric instability, aberrancies and misuse, these issues may often worsen with opioid tapering. Currently, a clear explanation and practical guidance on how to manage this perplexing clinical scenario is lacking...
September 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929725/-perceived-discrimination-at-work-for-being-an-immigrant-a-study-on-self-perceived-mental-health-status-among-immigrants-in-italy
#10
Anteo Di Napoli, Rosaria Gatta, Alessandra Rossi, Monica Perez, Gianfranco Costanzo, Concetta Mirisola, Alessio Petrelli
BACKGROUND: exposure to discrimination is widely understood as a social determinant of psychophysical health and a contributing factor to health inequities among social groups. Few studies exist, particularly in Italy, about the effects of discrimination among immigrants at workplace. OBJECTIVES: to analyse the association between perceived discrimination at work for being an immigrant and mental health status among immigrants in Italy. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: a sub-sample of 12,408 immigrants residing in Italy was analysed...
May 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929494/crhr2-ucn2-signaling-is-a-novel-regulator-of-mir-7-yy1-fas-circuitry-contributing-to-reversal-of-colorectal-cancer-cell-resistance-to-fas-mediated-apoptosis
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Charalabos Pothoulakis, Monica Torre-Rojas, Marco A Duran-Padilla, Jonathan Gevorkian, Odysseas Zoras, Emmanuel Chrysos, George Chalkiadakis, Stavroula Baritaki
Colorectal cancer (CRC) responds poorly to immuno-mediated cytotoxicity. Underexpression of Corticotropin-releasing-hormone-receptor-2 (CRHR2) in CRC, promotes tumor survival, growth and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), in vitro and in vivo. We explored the role of CRHR2 downregulation in CRC cell resistance to Fas/FasL-mediated apoptosis and the underlying molecular mechanism. CRC cell sensitivity to CH11-induced apoptosis was compared between Urocortin-2 (Ucn2)-stimulated parental and CRHR2-overexpressing CRC cell lines and targets of CRHR2/Ucn2 signaling were identified through in vitro and ex vivo analyses...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929264/a-novel-and-cheap-method-to-correlate-subjective-and-objective-visual-acuity-by-using-the-optokinetic-response
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Carlo Aleci, Martina Scaparrotti, Sabrina Fulgori, Lorenzo Canavese
PURPOSE: To describe a novel optokinetic visual acuity estimator (Oktotype) and to report the preliminary results obtained in poorly and non-collaborative subjects. METHODS: Eleven series of symbols arranged horizontally and moving from left to right at a constant rate were displayed. In each sequence, the size of the stimuli was reduced logarithmically. By using this paradigm, the objective visual acuity was computed in 26 normal subjects as the minimum size of the symbols able to evoke the optokinetic response...
September 19, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929247/are-parrots-poor-at-motor-self-regulation-or-is-the-cylinder-task-poor-at-measuring-it
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Can Kabadayi, Anastasia Krasheninnikova, Laurie O'Neill, Joost van de Weijer, Mathias Osvath, Auguste M P von Bayern
The ability to inhibit unproductive motor responses triggered by salient stimuli is a fundamental inhibitory skill. Such motor self-regulation is thought to underlie more complex cognitive mechanisms, like self-control. Recently, a large-scale study, comparing 36 species, found that absolute brain size best predicted competence in motor inhibition, with great apes as the best performers. This was challenged when three Corvus species (corvids) were found to parallel great apes despite having much smaller absolute brain sizes...
September 19, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929026/curcumin-longa-extract-loaded-nanoemulsion-improves-the-survival-of-endotoxemic-mice-by-inhibiting-nitric-oxide-dependent-hmgb1-release
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Min Young Ahn, Jung Seok Hwang, Su Bi Lee, Sun Ah Ham, Jinwoo Hur, Jun Tae Kim, Han Geuk Seo
BACKGROUND: High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a well-known damage-related alarmin that participates in cellular inflammatory responses. However, the mechanisms leading to HMGB1 release in inflammatory conditions and the therapeutic agents that could prevent it remain poorly understood. This study attempted to examine whether the Curcumin longa herb, which is known to have anti-inflammatory property, can modulate cellular inflammatory responses by regulating HMGB1 release. METHODS: The murine macrophage RAW264...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928883/ahnak-as-a-prognosis-factor-suppresses-the-tumor-progression-in-glioma
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Zijin Zhao, Songhua Xiao, Xianrui Yuan, Jian Yuan, Chi Zhang, Haoyu Li, Jun Su, Xiangyu Wang, Qing Liu
PURPOSE: AHNAK is originally identified as a giant protein based on the estimated size of approximately 700 kDa. The aim of this study is to identify the role of AHNAK in the pathogenesis of glioma. METHODS: We tested AHNAK mRNA level in a panel of six human glioma cell lines, and in 30 cases of normal brain tissues and 73 cases of glioma tissue samples using a qRT-PCR method. Further, we analyzed the relationship of AHNAK expression with clinicopathological characteristics in glioma patients...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928864/high-immunoreactivity-of-duox2-is-associated-with-poor-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiation-therapy-and-worse-prognosis-in-rectal-cancers
#16
Shih-Chun Lin, I-Wei Chang, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Ching-Yih Lin, Ding-Ping Sun, Ming-Jen Sheu, Ching-Chieh Yang, Li-Ching Lin, Hong-Lin He, Yu-Feng Tian
Purpose: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and also the fourth most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide. For rectal cancer, neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) followed by radical proctectomy is gold standard treatment for patients with stage II/III rectal cancer. By data mining a documented database of rectal cancer transcriptome (GSE35452) from Gene Expression Omnibus, National Center of Biotechnology Information, we recognized that DUOX2 was the most significantly up-regulated transcript among those related to cytokine and chemokine mediated signaling pathway (GO:0019221)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928860/the-impact-of-cetuximab-plus-akt-or-mtor-inhibitor-in-a-patient-derived-colon-cancer-cell-model-with-wild-type-ras-and-pik3ca-mutation
#17
Ju Sun Kim, Jung Eun Kim, Kyung Kim, Jeeyun Lee, Joon Oh Park, Ho Yeong Lim, Young Suk Park, Won Ki Kang, Seung Tae Kim
Background: Anti-EGFR therapies have been recommended for advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) with wild-type RAS and PIK3CA mutation. However, PIK3CA mutations are a poor prognostic marker and a negative predictor of response to anti-EGFR therapies in RAS wild-type CRC. Therefore, new and advanced treatment strategies are needed for personalized medical treatment of patients with wild-type RAS and PIK3CA mutation. Methods: Patient-derived tumor cells were collected from the ascites of a refractory colon cancer patient with wild-type RAS and PIK3CA mutation...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928842/significant-response-to-ramucirumab-monotherapy-in-chemotherapy-resistant-recurrent-alpha-fetoprotein-producing-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
#18
Yasuhiro Arakawa, Miho Tamura, Keisuke Aiba, Kazuhiko Morikawa, Daisuke Aizawa, Masahiro Ikegami, Masami Yuda, Katsunori Nishikawa
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing gastric cancer (AFPGC) is a relatively rare type of gastric cancer characterized by a high incidence of liver and lymph node metastases, and a poor prognosis. Few advanced AFPGC cases treated successfully with conventional chemotherapy have been reported thus far. Although the development of molecular-targeted therapy has improved the prognosis of various types of cancer, there are currently no tailored therapies for AFPGC. In the present report, the case of a chemotherapy-resistant recurrent AFPGC patient who exhibited a significant response to ramucirumab monotherapy is presented...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928841/lung-cancer-requires-multidisciplinary-treatment-to-improve-patient-survival-a-case-report
#19
Aldo Pezzuto, Fabrizio Terzo, Maria Laura Graziani, Alberto Ricci, Pierdonato Bruno, Salvatore Mariotta
The present study reports two cases of lung cancer with the involvement of the pleura. The diagnosis of adenocarcinoma with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation was made following repeated thoracentesis with cytology of pleural fluid and thoracoscopy with pleural biopsies. Talc pleurodesis was successfully performed in both cases subsequent to diagnosis. Following talc pleurodesis, the first patient (62 years old; male; non-smoker) underwent 3 cycles of cisplatin/vinorelbine chemotherapy, with a poor response...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928755/different-preclimacteric-events-in-apple-cultivars-with-modified-ripening-physiology
#20
Vikram Singh, Asya Weksler, Haya Friedman
"Anna" is an early season apple cultivar exhibiting a fast softening and juiciness loss during storage, in comparison to two mid-late season cultivars "Galaxy" and "GD." The poor storage capacity of "Anna" was correlated with high lipid oxidation-related autoluminescence, high respiration and ethylene production rates, associated with high expression of MdACO1, 2, 4, 7, and MdACS1. All cultivars at harvest responded to exogenous ethylene by enhancing ethylene production, typical of system-II. The contribution of pre-climacteric events to the poor storage capacity of "Anna" was examined by comparing respiration and ethylene production rates, response to exogenous ethylene, expression of genes responsible for ethylene biosynthesis and response, and developmental regulators in the three cultivars throughout fruit development...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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