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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732039/abnormal-meiosis-in-an-intersectional-allotriploid-of-populus-l-and-segregation-of-ploidy-levels-in-2x-%C3%A3-3x-progeny
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Jun Wang, Beibei Huo, Wanting Liu, Daili Li, Ling Liao
Triploid plants are usually highly aborted owing to unbalanced meiotic chromosome segregation, but limited viable gametes can participate in the transition to different ploidy levels. In this study, numerous meiotic abnormalities were found with high frequency in an intersectional allotriploid poplar (Populus alba × P. berolinensis 'Yinzhong'), including univalents, precocious chromosome migration, lagging chromosomes, chromosome bridges, micronuclei, and precocious cytokinesis, indicating high genetic imbalance in this allotriploid...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728978/anticancer-drug-loaded-quantum-dots-engineered-polymeric-nanoparticles-diagnosis-therapy-combined-approach
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D Belletti, G Riva, M Luppi, G Tosi, F Forni, M A Vandelli, B Ruozi, F Pederzoli
Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) is an HHV-8-related non Hodgkin lymphoma localized in body cavities (as pleural, peritoneal and pericardial) presenting lymphomatous effusion that, until now, lack of an effective therapy. Curcumin was reported to display pro-apoptotic effect via the inhibition of the JAK/STAT pathway, that is overexpressed in PEL cells, as consequence of virus infection. The administration of curcumin is severely restricted by its physicochemical properties, mainly its low solubility in biological fluid and consequently low bioavailability...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727722/an-attenuated-shigella-mutant-lacking-the-rna-binding-protein-hfq-provides-cross-protection-against-shigella-strains-of-broad-serotype
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Jiro Mitobe, Ritam Sinha, Soma Mitra, Dhrubajyoti Nag, Noriko Saito, Ken Shimuta, Nobuo Koizumi, Hemanta Koley
Few live attenuated vaccines protect against multiple serotypes of bacterial pathogen because host serotype-specific immune responses are limited to the serotype present in the vaccine strain. Here, immunization with a mutant of Shigella flexneri 2a protected guinea pigs against subsequent infection by S. dysenteriae type 1 and S. sonnei strains. This deletion mutant lacked the RNA-binding protein Hfq leading to increased expression of the type III secretion system via loss of regulation, resulting in attenuation of cell viability through repression of stress response sigma factors...
July 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727006/genetic-analysis-of-semen-production-traits-of-japanese-black-and-holstein-bulls-genome-wide-marker-based-estimation-of-genetic-parameters-and-environmental-effect-trends
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Y Atagi, A Onogi, M Kinukawa, A Ogino, K Kurogi, K Uchiyama, T Yasumori, K Adachi, K Togashi, H Iwata
The semen production traits of bulls from 2 major cattle breeds in Japan, Holstein and Japanese Black, were analyzed comprehensively using genome-wide markers. Weaker genetic correlations were observed between the 2 age groups (1 to 3 yr old and 4 to 6 yr old) regarding semen volume and sperm motility compared with those observed for sperm number and motility after freeze-thawing. The preselection of collected semen for freezing had a limited effect. Given the increasing importance of bull proofs at a young age because of genomic selection and the results from preliminary studies, we used a multiple-trait model that included motility after freeze-thawing with records collected at young ages...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725376/moving-south-effects-of-water-temperatures-on-the-larval-development-of-invasive-cane-toads-rhinella-marina-in-cool-temperate-australia
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Uditha Wijethunga, Matthew Greenlees, Richard Shine
The distributional limits of many ectothermic species are set by thermal tolerances of early-developmental stages in the life history; embryos and larvae often are less able to buffer environmental variation than are conspecific adults. In pond-breeding amphibians, for example, cold water may constrain viability of eggs and larvae, even if adults can find suitable thermal conditions in terrestrial niches. Invasive species provide robust model systems for exploring these questions, because we can quantify thermal challenges at the expanding range edge (from field surveys) and larval responses to thermal conditions (in the laboratory)...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725236/the-seed-semipermeable-layer-and-its-relation-to-seed-quality-assessment-in-four-grass-species
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Yan Y Lv, Xue Q He, Xiao W Hu, Yan R Wang
The existence of a semipermeable layer in grass seeds has been extensively reported, yet knowledge of its influence on tests for seed viability and vigor that depend upon measurement of electrical conductivity (EC) is limited. This study determined the presence and location of the semipermeable layer, and its relation to seed viability and vigor assessment, in seeds of four important grass species-Elymus nutans Griseb., Lolium perenne L., Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel., and Avena sativa L. Intact seeds of E...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724415/identification-and-characterization-of-the-antiplasmodial-activity-of-hsp90-inhibitors
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Claribel Murillo-Solano, Chunmin Dong, Cecilia G Sanchez, Juan C Pizarro
BACKGROUND: The recent reduction in mortality due to malaria is being threatened by the appearance of Plasmodium falciparum parasites that are resistant to artemisinin in Southeast Asia. To limit the impact of resistant parasites and their spread across the world, there is a need to validate anti-malarial drug targets and identify new leads that will serve as foundations for future drug development programmes targeting malaria. Towards that end, the antiplasmodial potential of several Hsp90 inhibitors was characterized...
July 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724259/herbal-pre-conditioning-induces-proliferation-and-delays-senescence-in-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Avinash Sanap, Bhawna Chandravanshi, Tejas Shah, Girish Tillu, Anand Dhanushkodi, Ramesh Bhonde, Kalpana Joshi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells which are being explored for various clinical applications. Isolation and in-vitro expansion of MSCs remain important in achieving desired cell number for the therapy. However, in-vitro proliferation of MSCs is often associated with senescence and early onset of apoptosis which limits its therapeutic ability and long term clinical use. Tinospora cordifolia and Withania somnifera are used widely in Ayurveda: the traditional Indian system of medicine and are reported to have rejuvenating and anti-aging potential...
July 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720396/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-protects-against-mitoxantrone-induced-cardiac-injury-in-mice
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Venkat Subramaniam, Gin Chuang, Huijing Xia, Brendan Burn, Jessica Bradley, Jerome L Maderdrut, David H Coy, Kurt J Varner
Mitoxantrone (MXT) is an androstenedione that is used to treat cancers and progressive forms of multiple sclerosis; however, its use is limited by its cardiotoxicity. Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a member of the secretin/growth hormone-releasing hormone/vasoactive intestinal peptide family and has many functions, including cytoprotection and immunosuppression. We tested the hypothesis that PACAP can protect against MXT-induced cardiotoxicity in mice. Female BALB/c mice were treated once weekly for 4 weeks with saline (n=14) or MXT (3mg/kg, i...
July 15, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720107/reversible-bacterial-immobilization-based-on-the-salt-dependent-adhesion-of-the-bacterionanofiber-protein-ataa
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Shogo Yoshimoto, Yuki Ohara, Hajime Nakatani, Katsutoshi Hori
BACKGROUND: Immobilization of microbial cells is an important strategy for the efficient use of whole-cell catalysts because it simplifies product separation, enables the cell concentration to be increased, stabilizes enzymatic activity, and permits repeated or continuous biocatalyst use. However, conventional immobilization methods have practical limitations, such as limited mass transfer in the inner part of a gel, gel fragility, cell leakage from the support matrix, and adverse effects on cell viability and catalytic activity...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719860/liposome-modified-titanium-surface-a-strategy-to-locally-deliver-bioactive-molecules
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Vincenzo De Leo, Monica Mattioli-Belmonte, Maria Teresa Cimmarusti, Annamaria Panniello, Manuela Dicarlo, Francesco Milano, Angela Agostiano, Elvira De Giglio, Lucia Catucci
Titanium and its alloys are widely employed materials for implants in orthopedic or dental surgery due to their mechanical properties, resistance to corrosion and osseointegration capability. However adverse reactions at the tissue/implant interface may occur, which limit the success of the osseointegration process. Therefore, different strategies have to be used to overcome these drawbacks. In this work, we developed two different liposome-based coatings on titanium surfaces as drug or bioactive molecule deposits for dental/orthopedic implant applications...
July 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718472/unveiling-the-irreversible-performance-degradation-of-organo-inorganic-halide-perovskite-films-and-solar-cells-during-heating-and-cooling-processes
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Abdullah Al Mamun, Tanzila Tasnim Ava, Hye Ryung Byun, Hyeon Jun Jeong, Mun Seok Jeong, Loi Nguyen, Christine Gausin, Gon Namkoong
While organo-inorganic halide perovskite solar cells show great potential to meet future energy needs, their thermal instability raises serious questions about their commercialization viability. At present, the stability of perovskite solar cells has been studied under various environmental conditions including humidity and temperature. Nonetheless, understanding of the performance of CH3NH3PbI3-xClx perovskite solar cells is limited. This study reports the irreversible performance degradation of CH3NH3PbI3-xClx perovskite solar cells during the heating and cooling processes under AM 1...
July 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717878/the-isolation-of-primary-hepatocytes-from-human-tissue-optimising-the-use-of-small-non-encapsulated-liver-resection-surplus
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Charlotte J Green, Catriona A Charlton, Lai-Mun Wang, Michael Silva, Karl J Morten, Leanne Hodson
Two-step perfusion is considered the gold standard method for isolating hepatocytes from human liver tissue. As perfusion may require a large tissue specimen, which is encapsulated and has accessible vessels for cannulation, only a limited number of tissue samples may be suitable. Therefore, the aim of this work was to develop an alternative method to isolate hepatocytes from non-encapsulated and small samples of human liver tissue. Healthy tissue from 44 human liver resections were graded for steatosis and tissue weights between 7...
July 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716599/maintaining-viability-and-characteristics-of-cholangiocarcinoma-tissue-by-vitrification-based-cryopreservation
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Min Zeng, Qiu-Rui Yang, Gong-Bo Fu, Yuan Zhang, Xu Zhou, Wei-Jian Huang, Hong-Dan Zhang, Wei-Jian Li, Zhen-Yu Wang, He-Xin Yan, Bo Zhai
Tumor tissue has great clinical and scientific value which relies highly on the proper preservation of primary materials. Conventional tumor tissue cryopreservation using slow-freezing method has yielded limited success, leading to significant cell loss and morphological damage. Here we report a standardized vitrification-based cryopreservation method, by which we have successfully vitrified and warmed 35 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) tissues with up to 80% viability of the fresh tumor tissues. Cryopreserved ICC tissue could generate patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) with take rates of 68...
July 14, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714667/highly-concentrated-seed-mediated-synthesis-of-monodispersed-gold-nanorods
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Kyoungweon Park, Ming-Siao Hsiao, Yoon-Jae Yi, Sarah Izor, Hilmar Koerner, Ali Jawaid, Richard A Vaia
The extremely large optical extinction coefficient of gold nanorods (AuNRs) enables their use in a diverse array of technologies, ranging from plasmonic imaging, therapeutics and sensors, to large area coatings, filters and optical attenuators. Development of the latter technologies has been hindered by the lack of cost effective, large volume production. This is due in part to the low reactant concentration required for symmetry breaking in conventional seed-mediated synthesis. Direct scale up of laboratory procedures has limited viability due to excessive solvent volume, exhaustive post-synthesis purification processes, and the generation of large amounts of waste (e...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713932/human-trypsin-inhibitor-reduces-the-apoptosis-of-lipopolysaccharide%C3%A2-induced-human-kidney%C3%A2-2-cells-by-promoting-mitochondrial-fusion
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Ning Liu, Zhiyi Jiang, Yongjun Liu, Yao Nie, Juan Chen, Bin Ouyang, Xiangdong Guan, Minying Chen
Imbalance in mitochondrial fusion/fission is one of the mechanisms leading to sepsis‑induced mitochondrial dysfunction and cell apoptosis. The present study examined the effects of human trypsin inhibitor (UTI), a well‑known antioxidant and anti‑inflammatory substance, on mitochondrial dynamics and cell apoptosis in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced human kidney‑2 (HK‑2) cells. The HK‑2 cells were incubated for 24 h either with LPS (800 ng/ml) or LPS (800 ng/ml) mixed with UTI (250 U/ml). Cell viability was assessed using a3‑(4,5‑dimethyl‑2‑thiazolyl)‑2, 5‑diphenyl‑2‑H‑tetrazolium bromide assay...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713230/in-vivo-micro-ct-imaging-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-labeled-with-gold-poly-l-lysine-nanocomplexes
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Taeho Kim, Nohyun Lee, Dian R Arifin, Irina Shats, Miroslaw Janowski, Piotr Walczak, Taeghwan Hyeon, Jeff W M Bulte
Developing in vivo cell tracking is an important prerequisite for further development of cell-based therapy. So far, few computed tomography (CT) cell tracking studies have been described due to its notoriously low sensitivity and lack of efficient labeling protocols. We present a simple method to render human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) sufficiently radiopaque by complexing 40 nm citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with poly-L-lysine (PLL) and rhodamine B isothiocyanate (RITC). AuNP-PLL-RITC labeling did not affect cellular viability, proliferation, or downstream cell differentiation into adipocytes and osteocytes...
January 19, 2017: Advanced Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712268/the-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-properties-of-1-2-decanediol-and-willow-bark-extract-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-keratinocytes
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Roberta DI Caprio, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Anna Balato, Nicola Balato, Franco Gasparri, Raffaella Micillo, Serena Lembo
BACKGROUND: The 1,2-decanediol (S-Mal) is an organic compound belonging to the 1,2- alkanediol family, with two hydroxyl groups located on the first and second carbon of the alkane chain, probably responsible for the enhanced anti-bacterial efficacy. The willow bark total extract (W-Mal) has been used since thousands of years as an herbal remedy for its antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities. S-Mal is used in cosmetic preparations, whether W- Mal can be topically or systemically administered...
July 13, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712070/flow-diverter-in-radiation-induced-skull-base-carotid-blowout-syndrome-do-not-write-it-off
#19
Gopinathan Anil, Junwei Zhang, Yew Kwang Ong, Francis Hui
Post-radiotherapy carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) of the skull base is a rare but often catastrophic complication of head and neck malignancies. The existing literature on the treatment of this condition with flow-diverting devices (FDD) is extremely limited and disappointing. We present a case of impending CBS in a patient previously irradiated for nasopharyngeal cancer that was successfully treated with use of multiple FDDs, adjunctive endonasal packing and delayed reinforcement with pedicled naso-septal flap, yielding an excellent outcome at 14-months follow-up...
July 16, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711906/oxidative-stress-mediates-an-increased-formation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-human-hepatocarcinoma-cells-exposed-to-erlotinib
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Nataliya Rohr-Udilova, Florian Klinglmüller, Martha Seif, Hubert Hayden, Martin Bilban, Matthias Pinter, Klaus Stolze, Wolfgang Sieghart, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Michael Trauner
The tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib targets the receptor of epidermal growth factor (EGFR) involved in development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although inefficient in established HCC, erlotinib has been recently proposed for HCC chemoprevention. Since Cyp3A4 and Cyp1A2 enzymes metabolize erlotinib in the liver, the insights into the mechanisms of erlotinib effects on liver cells with maintained drug metabolizing activity are needed. We applied erlotinib to both commercially available (SNU398, Huh7) and established in Austria HCC cell lines (HCC-1...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
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