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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427740/a-study-of-the-incidence-and-management-of-admissions-for-cancer-related-symptoms-in-a-district-general-hospital-the-potential-role-of-an-acute-oncology-service
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C M Bruce, J Smith, A Price
AIMS: The non-specialist management of cancer patients is becoming increasingly complex. Acute oncology services (AOS), aiming to provide rapid access to specialist advice, have been shown to improve patient experience and reduce length of inpatient stay. The present study aimed to inform service provision in a district general hospital (DGH) by investigating cancer patients, not on active anti-cancer treatment, where the disease itself precipitated admission. This is a vulnerable group who are potentially disenfranchised of focused oncological input due to having less robust care pathways established to date...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427536/health-risks-of-food-oxidation
#2
Mario Estévez, Zhuqing Li, Olugbenga P Soladoye, Thomas Van-Hecke
The impact of dietary habits on our health is indisputable. Consumer's concern on aging and age-related diseases challenges scientists to underline the potential role of food on the extension and guarantee of lifespan and healthspan. While some dietary components and habits are generally regarded as beneficial for our health, some others are being found to exert potential toxic effects and hence, contribute to the onset of particular health disorders. Among the latter, lipid and protein oxidation products formed during food production, storage, processing, and culinary preparation have been recently identified as potentially harmful to humans...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426803/dendritic-cell-maturation-but-not-type-i-interferon-exposure-restricts-infection-by-htlv-1-and-viral-transmission-to-t-cells
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Gergès Rizkallah, Sandrine Alais, Nicolas Futsch, Yuetsu Tanaka, Chloé Journo, Renaud Mahieux, Hélène Dutartre
Human T lymphotropic Virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is the etiological agent of Adult T cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATLL) and HTLV-1-Associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis (HAM/TSP). Both CD4+ T-cells and dendritic cells (DCs) infected with HTLV-1 are found in peripheral blood from HTLV-1 carriers. We previously demonstrated that monocyte-derived IL-4 DCs are more susceptible to HTLV-1 infection than autologous primary T-cells, suggesting that DC infection precedes T-cell infection. However, during blood transmission, breast-feeding or sexual transmission, HTLV-1 may encounter different DC subsets present in the blood, the intestinal or genital mucosa respectively...
April 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426703/effects-of-over-expressing-a-native-gene-encoding-5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate-synthase-epsps-on-glyphosate-resistance-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Xiao Yang, Zachery T Beres, Lin Jin, Jason T Parrish, Wanying Zhao, David Mackey, Allison A Snow
Widespread overuse of the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®, has led to the evolution of glyphosate-resistant weed biotypes, some of which persist by overproducing the herbicide's target enzyme, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). EPSPS is a key enzyme in the shikimic acid pathway for biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids, lignin, and defensive compounds, but little is known about how overproducing EPSPS affects downstream metabolites, growth, or lifetime fitness in the absence of glyphosate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425544/in-situ-template-synthesis-of-hollow-nanospheres-assembled-from-nico2s4-c-ultrathin-nanosheets-with-high-electrochemical-activities-for-lithium-storage-and-orr-catalysis
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Xiaoyu Wu, Songmei Li, Bo Wang, Jianhua Liu, Mei Yu
Transition-metal sulfide hollow nanostructures have received intensive attention in energy-related applications due to their unique structural features and high electrochemical activities. Here, a well-designed composite of NiCo2S4@C is successfully fabricated using a facile in situ template removal method. The obtained composite shows unique microstructures of hollow nanospheres (∼650 nm in diameter) assembled from ultrathin NiCo2S4@C nanosheets, in which numerous scattered NiCo2S4 nanoparticles are embedded in ultrathin carbon nanosheets, exhibiting mesoporous features with a high surface area of 247...
April 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417946/essential-oils-of-hyptis-pectinata-chemotypes-isolation-binary-mixtures-and-acute-toxicity-on-leaf-cutting-ants
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Rosana B Feitosa-Alcantara, Leandro Bacci, Arie F Blank, Péricles B Alves, Indira Morgana de A Silva, Caroline A Soares, Taís S Sampaio, Paulo Cesar de L Nogueira, Maria de Fátima Arrigoni-Blank
Leaf-cutting ants are pests of great economic importance due to the damage they cause to agricultural and forest crops. The use of organosynthetic insecticides is the main form of control of these insects. In order to develop safer technology, the objective of this work was to evaluate the formicidal activity of the essential oils of two Hyptis pectinata genotypes (chemotypes) and their major compounds on the leaf-cutting ants Acromyrmex balzani Emery and Atta sexdens rubropilosa Forel. Bioassays of exposure pathways (contact and fumigation) and binary mixtures of the major compounds were performed...
April 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416693/insect-haptoelectrical-stimulation-of-venus-flytrap-triggers-exocytosis-in-gland-cells
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Sönke Scherzer, Lana Shabala, Benjamin Hedrich, Jörg Fromm, Hubert Bauer, Eberhard Munz, Peter Jakob, Khaled A S Al-Rascheid, Ines Kreuzer, Dirk Becker, Monika Eiblmeier, Heinz Rennenberg, Sergey Shabala, Malcolm Bennett, Erwin Neher, Rainer Hedrich
The Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula captures insects and consumes their flesh. Prey contacting touch-sensitive hairs trigger traveling electrical waves. These action potentials (APs) cause rapid closure of the trap and activate secretory functions of glands, which cover its inner surface. Such prey-induced haptoelectric stimulation activates the touch hormone jasmonate (JA) signaling pathway, which initiates secretion of an acidic hydrolase mixture to decompose the victim and acquire the animal nutrients. Although postulated since Darwin's pioneering studies, these secretory events have not been recorded so far...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416583/physiological-and-pathological-roles-in-human-adrenal-of-the-glomeruli-defining-matrix-protein-npnt-nephronectin
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Ada Ee Der Teo, Sumedha Garg, Timothy Isaac Johnson, Wanfeng Zhao, Junhua Zhou, Celso Enrique Gomez-Sanchez, Mark Gurnell, Morris Jonathan Brown
Primary aldosteronism is a common cause of hypertension, which becomes refractory if undiagnosed, but potentially curable when caused by an aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA). The discovery of somatic mutations and differences in clinical presentations led to recognition of small but common zona glomerulosa (ZG)-like adenomas, distinct from classical large zona fasciculata-like adenomas. The inverse correlation between APA size and aldosterone synthase expression prompted us to undertake a systematic study of genotype-phenotype relationships...
April 17, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415970/drosophila-melanogaster-retrotransposon-and-inverted-repeat-derived-endogenous-sirnas-are-differentially-processed-in-distinct-cellular-locations
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Andrew W Harrington, Michael R McKain, Daniel Michalski, Kaylyn M Bauer, Joshua M Daugherty, Mindy Steiniger
BACKGROUND: Endogenous small interfering (esi)RNAs repress mRNA levels and retrotransposon mobility in Drosophila somatic cells by poorly understood mechanisms. 21 nucleotide esiRNAs are primarily generated from retrotransposons and two inverted repeat (hairpin) loci in Drosophila culture cells in a Dicer2 dependent manner. Additionally, proteins involved in 3' end processing, such as Symplekin, CPSF73 and CPSR100, have been recently implicated in the esiRNA pathway. RESULTS: Here we present evidence of overlap between two essential RNA metabolic pathways: esiRNA biogenesis and mRNA 3' end processing...
April 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415639/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-development-of-endometriosis
#10
Yan-Meng Yang, Wan-Xi Yang
Endometriosis, an estrogen-dependent chronic gynecological disease, is common in reproductive-age women and profoundly affects their life quality. Although various pathogenic theories have been proposed, the origin of endometriosis remains unclear. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process that epithelial cells lose polarized organization of the cytoskeleton and cell-to-cell contacts, acquiring the high motility of mesenchymal cells. These changes are thought to be prerequisites for the original establishment of endometriotic lesions...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414762/transcriptional-networks-are-associated-with-resistance-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Chetan Seshadri, Nafiseh Sedaghat, Monica Campo, Glenna Peterson, Richard D Wells, Gregory S Olson, David R Sherman, Catherine M Stein, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Ali Shojaie, W Henry Boom, Thomas R Hawn
RATIONALE: Understanding mechanisms of resistance to M. tuberculosis (M.tb) infection in humans could identify novel therapeutic strategies as it has for other infectious diseases, such as HIV. OBJECTIVES: To compare the early transcriptional response of M.tb-infected monocytes between Ugandan household contacts of tuberculosis patients who demonstrate clinical resistance to M.tb infection (cases) and matched controls with latent tuberculosis infection. METHODS: Cases (n = 10) and controls (n = 18) were selected from a long-term household contact study in which cases did not convert their tuberculin skin test (TST) or develop tuberculosis over two years of follow up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412244/a-central-role-for-cadherin-signaling-in-cancer
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Antonis Kourtidis, Ruifeng Lu, Lindy J Pence, Panos Z Anastasiadis
Cadherins are homophilic adhesion molecules with important functions in cell-cell adhesion, tissue morphogenesis, and cancer. In epithelial cells, E-cadherin accumulates at areas of cell-cell contact, coalesces into macromolecular complexes to form the adherens junctions (AJs), and associates via accessory partners with a subcortical ring of actin to form the apical zonula adherens (ZA). As a master regulator of the epithelial phenotype, E-cadherin is essential for the overall maintenance and homeostasis of polarized epithelial monolayers...
April 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412099/tumor-cell-invadopodia-invasive-protrusions-that-orchestrate-metastasis
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REVIEW
Robert J Eddy, Maxwell D Weidmann, Ved P Sharma, John S Condeelis
Invadopodia are a subset of invadosomes that are implicated in the integration of signals from the tumor microenvironment to support tumor cell invasion and dissemination. Recent progress has begun to define how tumor cells regulate the plasticity necessary for invadopodia to assemble and function efficiently in the different microenvironments encountered during dissemination in vivo. Exquisite mapping by many laboratories of the pathways involved in integrating diverse invadopodium initiation signals, from growth factors, to extracellular matrix (ECM) and cell-cell contact in the tumor microenvironment, has led to insight into the molecular basis of this plasticity...
April 12, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409703/beyond-screening-a-stepped-care-pathway-for-managing-postpartum-depression-in-pediatric-settings
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Su-Chin Serene Olin, Mary McCord, Ruth E K Stein, Bonnie D Kerker, Dara Weiss, Kimberly E Hoagwood, Sarah M Horwitz
The negative consequences of untreated postpartum depression (PD) for both the woman and her infant are well established. The impact of maternal depression has led to recommendations on systematic perinatal depression screening. Unfortunately, large-scale initiatives on PD screening have found no benefit unless systems are in place to facilitate appropriate interventions for women who screen positive. Pediatric primary care has been a focus of efforts to support screening and management of PD because pediatric providers, unlike adult healthcare providers, have the most frequent contact with postpartum women through well-child visits...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409620/surface-atomic-structure-directs-the-fate-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Lingqing Dong, Kui Cheng, Ying Zhou, Mengfei Yu, Jiaxing Gong, Yihan Lin, Qi Luo, Qi Wang, Wen-Jian Weng, Huiming Wang
Stem cells in contact with materials are able to sense their surface features, integrate extracellular matrix (ECM) protein cues via signal transduction pathway and ultimately direct cell fate decisions. However, discovering the interdisciplinary mechanisms of how stem cells response to inherent material surface features still remains a challenge due to the complex, multicomponent signalling milieu present in ECM environment. Here, we demonstrate that the fate of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) can be regulated by inherent physical cue of material surface down to atomic-scale features...
April 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409313/extracellular-regulation-of-the-mitotic-spindle-and-fate-determinants-driving-asymmetric-cell-division
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Prestina Smith, Mark Azzam, Lindsay Hinck
Stem cells use mode of cell division, symmetric (SCD) versus asymmetric (ACD), to balance expansion with self-renewal and the generation of daughter cells with different cell fates. Studies in model organisms have identified intrinsic mechanisms that govern this process, which involves partitioning molecular components between daughter cells, frequently through the regulation of the mitotic spindle. Research performed in vertebrate tissues is revealing both conservation of these intrinsic mechanisms and crucial roles for extrinsic cues in regulating the frequency of these divisions...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405735/curcumin-inhibits-epigen-and-amphiregulin-upregulated-by-2-4-6-trinitrochlorobenzene-associated-with-attenuation-of-skin-swelling
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Hiroyasu Sakai, Ken Sato, Fumiaki Sato, Yuki Kai, Kazutaka Mandokoro, Kenjiro Matsumoto, Shinichi Kato, Tetsuro Yumoto, Minoru Narita, Yoshihiko Chiba
OBJECTIVES: Contact dermatitis model involving repeated application of hapten is used as a tool to assess dermatitis, as characterized by thickening. Involvement of cell proliferation, elicited by repeated hapten-stimulation, in this swelling has been unclear. Curcumin is reported to reduce inflammation. We examined involvement of cell proliferation and the role of extracellular regulated kinase (ERK) in 2,4,6-trinitrochlorobenzene (TNCB) challenge-induced ear swelling. We also examined the effects of curcumin in this model...
April 12, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403479/the-gard-platform-for-potency-assessment-of-skin-sensitizing-chemicals
#18
Kathrin S Zeller, Andy Forreryd, Tim Lindberg, Robin Gradin, Aakash Chawade, Malin Lindstedt
Contact allergy induced by certain chemicals is a common health concern, and several alternative methods have been developed to fulfill the requirements of European legislation with regard to hazard assessment of potential skin sensitizers. However, validated methods, which provide information about the potency of skin sensitizers, are still lacking. The cell-based assay Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection (GARD), targeting key event 3, dendritic cell activation, of the skin sensitizer AOP, uses gene expression profiling and a machine learning approach for the prediction of chemicals as sensitizers or non-sensitizers...
April 12, 2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402361/electronic-characterization-of-geobacter-sulfurreducens-pilins-in-self-assembled-monolayers-unmasks-tunnelling-and-hopping-conduction-pathways
#19
Krista M Cosert, Rebecca J Steidl, Angelines Castro-Forero, Robert M Worden, Gemma Reguera
The metal-reducing bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens produces protein nanowires (pili) for fast discharge of respiratory electrons to extracellular electron acceptors such as iron oxides and uranium. Charge transport along the pili requires aromatic residues, which cluster once the peptide subunits (pilins) assemble keeping inter-aromic distances and geometries optimal for multistep hopping. The presence of intramolecular aromatic contacts and the predominantly α-helical conformation of the pilins has been proposed to contribute to charge transport and rectification...
April 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401535/nano-hydroxyapatite-blasted-titanium-surface-affects-pre-osteoblast-morphology-by-modulating-critical-intracellular-pathways
#20
Fábio Bezerra, Marcel R Ferreira, Giselle N Fontes, Célio da Costa Fernandes, Denise C Andia, Nilson C Cruz, Rodrigo A da Silva, Willian F Zambuzzi
Since intracellular signalling pathways are proposed to predict the quality of cell-surface relationship, this study addressed pre-osteoblast behaviour in response to nano hydroxyapatite (HA)-blasted titanium (Ti) surface by exploring critical intracellular pathways and pre-osteoblast morphological change. Physicochemical properties were evaluated by atomic force microscopy and wettability considering water contact angle of three differently texturized Ti surfaces: Machined (Mac), Dual acid-etching (DAE) and nano hydroxyapatite-blasted (nHA)...
April 12, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
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