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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145505/spontaneous-development-of-epstein-barr-virus-associated-human-lymphomas-in-a-prostate-cancer-xenograft-program
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Alberto J Taurozzi, Ramprakash Beekharry, Michelle Wantoch, Marie-Christine Labarthe, Hannah F Walker, Robert I Seed, Matthew Simms, Greta Rodrigues, James Bradford, Geertje van der Horst, Gabri van der Pluijm, Anne T Collins
Prostate cancer research is hampered by the lack of in vivo preclinical models that accurately reflect patient tumour biology and the clinical heterogeneity of human prostate cancer. To overcome these limitations we propagated and characterised a new collection of patient-derived prostate cancer xenografts. Tumour fragments from 147 unsupervised, surgical prostate samples were implanted subcutaneously into immunodeficient Rag2-/-γC-/- mice within 24 hours of surgery. Histologic and molecular characterisation of xenografts was compared with patient characteristics, including androgen-deprivation therapy, and exome sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143988/synthesis-and-optical-properties-of-phenanthroline-derived-schiff-base-like-dinuclear-ru-ii-ni-ii-complexes
#2
Hannah Kurz, Charles Lochenie, Kristina G Wagner, Sandra Schneider, Matthias Karg, Birgit Weber
Two phenanthroline-derived Schiff base-like ligands with a covalently-linked Ru(II) phosphorescent unit were synthesised and converted into bimetallic Ru(II)-Ni(II) complexes. The optical properties were studied to examine a possible photoluminescence quenching through a non-radiative energy transfer upon Coordination Induced Spin State Switch (CISSS) at the Ni(II) centre. Therefore the metalloligands and the Ni(II) complexes were studied by UV-Vis absorbance as well as steady-state and time-resolved emission spectroscopy in MeCN and pyridine solutions...
November 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143770/surface-relief-gratings-in-halogen-bonded-polymer-azobenzene-complexes-a-concentration-dependence-study
#3
Jelle E Stumpel, Marco Saccone, Valentina Dichiarante, Ossi Lehtonen, Matti Virkki, Pierangelo Metrangolo, Arri Priimagi
In recent years, supramolecular complexes comprising a poly(4-vinylpyridine) backbone and azobenzene-based halogen bond donors have emerged as a promising class of materials for the inscription of light-induced surface-relief gratings (SRGs). The studies up to date have focused on building supramolecular hierarchies, i.e., optimizing the polymer-azobenzene noncovalent interaction for efficient surface patterning. They have been conducted using systems with relatively low azobenzene content, and little is known about the concentration dependence of SRG formation in halogen-bonded polymer-azobenzene complexes...
October 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142313/effects-of-exosome-on-the-activation-of-cd4-t-cells-in-rhesus-macaques-a-potential-application-for-hiv-latency-reactivation
#4
Xiaowu Hong, Blake Schouest, Huanbin Xu
Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles (EVs), released by a wide variety of cell types, carry donor origin-proteins, cytokines, and nucleic acids, transport these cargos to adjacent or distant specific recipient cells, and thereby regulate gene expression and activation of target cells. In this study, we isolated and identified exosomes in rhesus macaques, and investigated their effects on cell tropism and activation, especially their potential to reactivate HIV latency. The results indicated that plasma-derived exosomes preferentially fuse to TCR-activated T cells and autologous parent cells...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142194/transient-cardiomyocyte-fusion-regulates-cardiac-development-in-zebrafish
#5
Suphansa Sawamiphak, Zacharias Kontarakis, Alessandro Filosa, Sven Reischauer, Didier Y R Stainier
Cells can sacrifice their individuality by fusing, but the prevalence and significance of this process are poorly understood. To approach these questions, here we generate transgenic reporter lines in zebrafish to label and specifically ablate fused cells. In addition to skeletal muscle cells, the reporters label cardiomyocytes starting at an early developmental stage. Genetic mosaics generated by cell transplantation show cardiomyocytes expressing both donor- and host-derived transgenes, confirming the occurrence of fusion in larval hearts...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141214/partitioning-of-one-carbon-units-in-folate-and-methionine-metabolism-is-essential-for-neural-tube-closure
#6
Kit-Yi Leung, Yun Jin Pai, Qiuying Chen, Chloe Santos, Enrica Calvani, Sonia Sudiwala, Dawn Savery, Markus Ralser, Steven S Gross, Andrew J Copp, Nicholas D E Greene
Abnormal folate one-carbon metabolism (FOCM) is implicated in neural tube defects (NTDs), severe malformations of the nervous system. MTHFR mediates unidirectional transfer of methyl groups from the folate cycle to the methionine cycle and, therefore, represents a key nexus in partitioning one-carbon units between FOCM functional outputs. Methionine cycle inhibitors prevent neural tube closure in mouse embryos. Similarly, the inability to use glycine as a one-carbon donor to the folate cycle causes NTDs in glycine decarboxylase (Gldc)-deficient embryos...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139603/catalytic-transfer-hydrogenation-of-biomass-derived-carbonyls-over-hafnium-based-metal-organic-frameworks
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Avelino Corma, Pilar García-García, Sergio Rojas-Buzo
A series of highly crystalline, porous, hafnium-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown to catalyze the transfer hydrogenation reaction of levulinic ester to produce γ-valerolactone using isopropanol as hydrogen donor and the results are compared with the zirconium-based counterparts. The role of the metal center in Hf-MOFs has been identified and reaction parameters optimized. NMR studies with isotopically labeled isopropanol evidences that the transfer hydrogenation occurs via a direct intermolecular hydrogen transfer route...
November 15, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139602/cell-yield-chondrogenic-potential-and-regenerated-cartilage-type-of-chondrocytes-derived-from-ear-nasoseptal-and-costal-cartilage
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Aijuan He, Huitang Xia, Kaiyan Xiao, Tingting Wang, Yu Liu, Jixin Xue, Dan Li, Shengjian Tang, Fangjun Liu, Xiaoyun Wang, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Liu, Yilin Cao, Guangdong Zhou
Functional reconstruction of large cartilage defects in subcutaneous sites remains clinically challenging because of limited donor cartilage. Tissue engineering is a promising and widely accepted strategy for cartilage regeneration. To date however, this strategy has not achieved a significant breakthrough in clinical translation owing to a lack of detailed pre-clinical data on cell yield and functionality of clinically applicable chondrocytes. To address this issue, the current study investigated the initial cell yield, proliferative potential, chondrogenic capacity, and regenerated cartilage-type of human chondrocytes derived from auricular (AU), nasoseptal (NS), and costal (CO) cartilage using a scaffold-free cartilage regeneration model (cartilage sheet)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139160/assessing-the-ligand-properties-of-nhc-stabilized-phosphorus-i-cations
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Justin F Binder, Stephanie C Kosnik, Charles Lloyd Bergstrom Macdonald
The isolation and full characterization of a series of cationic metal carbonyl complexes bearing an N-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized phosphorus(I) ligand are reported. Specifically, the mononuclear coordination complexes [LM(CO)₅][BPh₄] (M = Cr, Mo, W), [LFe(CO)₄][BPh₄] and the dinuclear complexes [LMn₂(CO)₈][BPh₄] and [LCo₂(CO)₆][BPh₄], where L = [bis(1,3,4,5-tetramethylimidazol-2-ylidene)phosphanide]+, have all been isolated in the solid state and structurally confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction...
November 14, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138308/sex-reporting-in-preclinical-microbiological-and-immunological-research
#10
EDITORIAL
Tanvi Potluri, Kyrra Engle, Ashley L Fink, Landon G Vom Steeg, Sabra L Klein
Both sex (i.e., biological construct of male and female) and gender (i.e., social construct of masculine and feminine) impact the pathogenesis of diseases, including those caused by microbial infections. Following the 2015 NIH policy for consideration of sex as a biological variable in preclinical research, in 2018, authors of papers published in primary-research American Society for Microbiology (ASM) journals will be asked to report the sex of the research subjects and animals and of materials derived directly from them...
November 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137392/selective-secretion-of-micrornas-from-lung-cancer-cells-via-extracellular-vesicles-promotes-camk1d-mediated-tube-formation-in-endothelial-cells
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James Lawson, Christopher Dickman, Sara MacLellan, Rebecca Towle, James Jabalee, Stephen Lam, Cathie Garnis
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are key signaling mediators between cancer cells and their supporting stroma, and regulate critical processes such as invasion, metastases, and angiogenesis. We have identified a subset of miRNAs (miR-142-3p, miR-143-3p, miR-145-5p, miR-150-5p, miR-223-3p, miR-451a, miR-486-5p, miR-605-5p) that are enriched in lung adenocarcinoma extracellular vesicles compared to the donor cells from which they were derived. Two well-known tumor suppressors, miR-143-3p and miR-145-5p, were also enriched in serum samples collected during surgery from blood vessels draining directly from lung adenocarcinoma tumor beds...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136383/a-combined-td-dft-sos-cis-d-study-of-bophy-derivatives-with-potential-application-in-biosensing
#12
Miguel Ponce-Vargas, Cloé Azarias, Denis Jacquemin, Boris Le Guennic
A set of thirteen BOPHY dyes is studied through a hybrid TD-DFT-SOS-CIS(D) approach accounting for solvent effects, in order to shed light onto the structure-property relationships of these recently developed chromophores. In a first step, we calculate the absorption fluorescence crossing points with refined TD-DFT models considering the influences of both vibrational and solvent contributions. We found that the systematic overestimation of the 0-0 energies is effectively reduced by combining PCM-TD-DFT with a scaled opposite spin-configuration interaction singles with a double correction [SOS-CIS(D)]...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135954/effect-of-structure-on-charge-distribution-in-the-isatin-anions-in-aprotic-environment-spectral-study
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Pavol Tisovský, Róbert Šandrik, Miroslav Horváth, Jana Donovalová, Juraj Filo, Martin Gáplovský, Klaudia Jakusová, Marek Cigáň, Róbert Sokolík, Anton Gáplovský
Five isatin anions were prepared by deprotonation of initial isatins in aprotic solvents using basic fluoride and acetate anions (F(-) and CH₃COO(-)). The F(-) basicity is sufficient to deprotonate isatin NH hydrogen from all the studied compounds. This process is reversible. In the presence of proton donor solvents, the anions form the corresponding isatins. The isatin hydrogen acidity depends on the overall structure of the isatin derivatives. The anions were characterized by ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
November 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135830/tissue-resident-lymphocytes-in-solid-organ-transplantation-innocent-passengers-or-the-key-to-organ-transplant-survival
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Amy C Prosser, Axel Kallies, Michaela Lucas
Short-term outcomes of solid organ transplantation have improved dramatically over the past several decades; however, long-term survival has remained static over the same time period, and chronic rejection remains a major cause of graft failure. The importance of donor, or 'passenger', lymphocytes to the induction of tolerance to allografts was recognized in the 1990s; however, their precise contribution to graft acceptance or rejection has not been elucidated. Recently, specialized populations of tissue-resident lymphocytes in nonlymphoid organs have been described...
November 14, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135679/characterization-of-the-human-pancreas-side-population-as-a-potential-reservoir-of-adult-stem-cells
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Petra Augstein, Thomas Loudovaris, Esther Bandala-Sanchez, Peter Heinke, Gaetano Naselli, Lily Lee, Wayne J Hawthorne, L Jorge Góñez, Alana M Neale, François Vaillant, Helen E Thomas, Thomas W Kay, Ilia Banakh, Leonard C Harrison
OBJECTIVES: The side population (SP) contains cells with stem cell/progenitor properties. Previously, we observed that the mouse pancreas SP expanded after pancreatic injury. We aimed to characterize the SP in human pancreas as a potential source of stem cells. METHODS: Human organ donor pancreata were fractionated into islets and exocrine tissue, enriched by tissue culture and dispersed into single cells. Cells were phenotyped by flow cytometry, and the SP was defined by efflux of fluorescent dye Hoechst 33342 visualized by ultraviolet excitation...
November 10, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133913/nitric-oxide-mediated-inhibition-of-antigen-presentation-from-dcs-to-cd4-t-cells-in-cancer-and-measurement-of-stat1-nitration
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Joseph Markowitz, Jiang Wang, Zach Vangundy, Jia You, Vedat Yildiz, Lianbo Yu, Isaac P Foote, Owen E Branson, Andrew R Stiff, Taylor R Brooks, Brandon Biesiadecki, Thomas Olencki, Susheela Tridandapani, Michael A Freitas, Tracey Papenfuss, Mitch A Phelps, William E Carson
Myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) produce nitric oxide (NO) and inhibit dendritic cell (DC) immune responses in cancer. DCs present cancer cell antigens to CD4(+) T cells through Jak-STAT signal transduction. In this study, NO donors (SNAP and DETA-NONOate) inhibited DC antigen presentation. As expected, MDSC isolated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from cancer patients produced high NO levels. We hypothesized that NO producing MDSC in tumor-bearing hosts would inhibit DC antigen presentation...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133386/restoration-of-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-activity-underlies-moxonidine-evoked-neuroprotection-and-sympathoinhibition-in-diabetic-rats
#17
Mohamed A Fouda, Shaimaa S El-Sayed, Abdel A Abdel-Rahman
We recently demonstrated a fundamental role for cystathionine-γ lyase (CSE)-derived hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the cardioprotective effect of the centrally acting drug moxonidine in diabetic rats. Whether a downregulated CSE/H2S system in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) underlies neuronal oxidative stress and sympathoexcitation in diabetes has not been investigated. Along with addressing this question, we tested the hypothesis that moxonidine prevents the diabetes-evoked neurochemical effects by restoring CSE/H2S function within its major site of action, the RVLM...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131519/displaying-tetra-membrane-spanning-claudins-on-enveloped-virus-like-particles-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#18
Irene C Schneider, Jessica Hartmann, Gundula Braun, Jörn Stitz, Thorsten Klamp, Mahjoub Bihi, Ugur Sahin, Christian J Buchholz
Virus-like particles (VLPs) displaying foreign antigens have become an important tool in vaccination including the induction of immune responses against self-antigens. Claudin 6 (CLDN6) has been identified as tumor-associated antigen and is therefore a potential target for tumor vaccination strategies. However, as tetra-membrane spanning protein its incorporation into VLPs while preserving a native fold is challenging. Here, we attempted the incorporation of a panel of engineered CLDN6 variants into the membrane of retrovirus-derived VLPs...
November 13, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131029/rapid-induction-of-osteogenic-markers-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction-cells
#19
Jung-Won Choi, Sunhye Shin, Chang Youn Lee, Jiyun Lee, Hyang-Hee Seo, Soyeon Lim, Seahyoung Lee, Il-Kwon Kim, Hoon-Bum Lee, Sang Woo Kim, Ki-Chul Hwang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells are a mixed cell population, and their regenerative capacity has been validated in various therapeutic models. The purpose of this study was to investigate the regenerative mechanisms utilized by implanted SVF cells. Using an in vitro co-culture system, we sought to determine whether SVF implantation into impaired tissue affects endogenous mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation; MSCs can differentiate into a variety of cell types, and they have a strong regenerative capacity despite their low numbers in impaired tissue...
November 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130972/human-dendritic-cells-with-th2-polarizing-capacity-analysis-using-label-free-quantitative-proteomics
#20
Leonie Hussaarts, Maria Mardalena Martini Kaisar, Arzu Tugce Guler, Hans Dalebout, Bart Everts, André M Deelder, Magnus Palmblad, Maria Yazdanbakhsh
BACKGROUND: Dendritic cells (DCs) are the sentinels of the immune system. Upon recognition of a pathogen, they mature and migrate to draining lymph nodes to prime and polarize T cell responses. Although it is known that helminths and helminth-derived molecules condition DCs to polarize T helper (Th) cells towards Th2, the underlying mechanisms remain incompletely understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to conduct a proteome analysis of helminth antigen-stimulated DCs in order to gain more insight into the cellular processes associated with their ability to polarize immune responses...
November 10, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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