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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213588/a-differential-autophagy-dependent-response-to-dna-double-strand-brakes-in-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-sporadic-als-patients
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Shane Wald-Altman, Edward Pichinuk, Or Kakhlon, Miguel Weil
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable motor neurodegenerative disease caused by a diversity of genetic and environmental factors leading to neuromuscular degeneration and pathophysiological implications in non-neural systems. Our previous work showed abnormal transcriptional expression levels of biomarker genes in non-neuronal cell samples from ALS patients. The same genes proved to be differentially expressed in brain, spinal cord and muscle of the SOD1(G93A) ALS mouse model. These observations support the pathophysiological relevance of the ALS biomarkers discovered in human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) isolated from bone marrow samples of ALS patients (ALS-hMSC)...
February 16, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199840/citron-kinase-deficiency-leads-to-chromosomal-instability-and-tp53-sensitive-microcephaly
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Federico Tommaso Bianchi, Chiara Tocco, Gianmarco Pallavicini, Yifan Liu, Fiammetta Vernì, Chiara Merigliano, Silvia Bonaccorsi, Nadia El-Assawy, Lorenzo Priano, Marta Gai, Gaia Elena Berto, Alessandra Maria Adelaide Chiotto, Francesco Sgrò, Alessia Caramello, Laura Tasca, Ugo Ala, Francesco Neri, Salvatore Oliviero, Alessandro Mauro, Stephan Geley, Maurizio Gatti, Ferdinando Di Cunto
Mutations in citron (CIT), leading to loss or inactivation of the citron kinase protein (CITK), cause primary microcephaly in humans and rodents, associated with cytokinesis failure and apoptosis in neural progenitors. We show that CITK loss induces DNA damage accumulation and chromosomal instability in both mammals and Drosophila. CITK-deficient cells display "spontaneous" DNA damage, increased sensitivity to ionizing radiation, and defective recovery from radiation-induced DNA lesions. In CITK-deficient cells, DNA double-strand breaks increase independently of cytokinesis failure...
February 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187758/photodynamic-therapy-combined-to-cisplatin-potentiates-cell-death-responses-of-cervical-cancer-cells
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Laura Marise de Freitas, Rodolfo Bortolozo Serafim, Juliana Ferreira de Sousa, Thaís Fernanda Moreira, Cláudia Tavares Dos Santos, Amanda Martins Baviera, Valeria Valente, Christiane Pienna Soares, Carla Raquel Fontana
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has proven to be a promising alternative to current cancer treatments, especially if combined with conventional approaches. The technique is based on the administration of a non-toxic photosensitizing agent to the patient with subsequent localized exposure to a light source of a specific wavelength, resulting in a cytotoxic response to oxidative damage. The present study intended to evaluate in vitro the type of induced death and the genotoxic and mutagenic effects of PDT alone and associated with cisplatin...
February 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168531/clinical-and-imaging-features-indicative-of-clinically-worrisome-pneumatosis-key-components-to-identifying-proper-medical-intervention
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Riya Goyal, Hwayoung K Lee, Meredith Akerman, Leonora W Mui
PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine clinical and imaging factors on computed tomography (CT) associated with clinically worrisome pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) that may aid in the decision to provide conservative management or urgent surgical intervention. METHODS: Informed consent was waived in this IRB approved study. Imaging features assessed included the presence, location, and pattern of PI, bowel dilatation, thickening, enhancement, stranding, portal venous (PV) and mesenteric venous gas, mesenteric edema, free air, and ascites...
February 6, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165504/implementation-of-a-method-to-visualize-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-mass-stranded-cetaceans
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Maria Morell, Andrew Brownlow, Barry McGovern, Stephen A Raverty, Robert E Shadwick, Michel André
Assessment of the impact of noise over-exposure in stranded cetaceans is challenging, as the lesions that lead to hearing loss occur at the cellular level and inner ear cells are very sensitive to autolysis. Distinguishing ante-mortem pathology from post-mortem change has been a major constraint in diagnosing potential impact. Here, we outline a methodology applicable to the detection of noise-induced hearing loss in stranded cetaceans. Inner ears from two mass strandings of long-finned pilot whales in Scotland were processed for scanning electron microscopy observation...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159823/serum-acylcarnitines-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-death-and-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Elin Strand, Eva R Pedersen, Gard F T Svingen, Thomas Olsen, Bodil Bjørndal, Therese Karlsson, Jutta Dierkes, Pål R Njølstad, Gunnar Mellgren, Grethe S Tell, Rolf K Berge, Asbjørn Svardal, Ottar Nygård
BACKGROUND: Excess levels of serum acylcarnitines, which are intermediate products in metabolism, have been observed in metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, it is not known whether acylcarnitines may prospectively predict risk of cardiovascular death or acute myocardial infarction in patients with stable angina pectoris. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 4164 patients (median age, 62 years; 72% men). Baseline serum acetyl-, octanoyl-, palmitoyl-, propionyl-, and (iso)valerylcarnitine were measured using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154773/role-of-micrornas-in-inflammation-associated-liver-cancer
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Lin Huan, Lin-Hui Liang, Xiang-Huo He
Liver cancer, primarily hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is a major cause of cancer-related death worldwide. HCC is a suitable model of inflammation-induced cancer because more than 90% of HCC cases are caused by liver damage and chronic inflammation. Several inflammatory response pathways, such as NF-κB and JAK/STAT3 signaling pathways, play roles in the crosstalk between inflammation and HCC. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are evolutionarily conserved, short endogenous, non-coding single-stranded RNAs that are involved in various biological and pathological processes by regulating gene expression and protein translation...
December 2016: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152141/toll-like-receptor-3-activation-initiates-photoreceptor-cell-death-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Mei-Ling Gao, Kun-Chao Wu, Wen-Li Deng, Xin-Lan Lei, Lue Xiang, Gao-Hui Zhou, Chun-Yun Feng, Xue-Wen Cheng, Chang-Jun Zhang, Feng Gu, Rong-Han Wu, Zi-Bing Jin
Purpose: Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that excessive immunoreaction plays a prominent role in the pathogenesis of dry AMD. Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) can be activated by double-stranded (ds)RNA in retinal pigment epithelia and trigger an innate immunity-mediated inflammatory response. However, its role in photoreceptor cells, the effectors of AMD geographic atrophy, remains unclear. Methods: The expression of TLR3 was examined in mouse retina and in a murine photoreceptor cell line (661W)...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143714/chloroethylating-nitrosoureas-in-cancer-therapy-dna-damage-repair-and-cell-death-signaling
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Teodora Nikolova, Wynand P Roos, Oliver H Krämer, Herwig M Strik, Bernd Kaina
Chloroethylating nitrosoureas (CNU), such as lomustine, nimustine, semustine, carmustine and fotemustine are used for the treatment of malignant gliomas, brain metastases of different origin, melanomas and Hodgkin disease. They alkylate the DNA bases and give rise to the formation of monoadducts and subsequently interstrand crosslinks (ICL). ICL are critical cytotoxic DNA lesions that link the DNA strands covalently and block DNA replication and transcription. As a result, S phase progression is inhibited and cells are triggered to undergo apoptosis and necrosis, which both contribute to the effectiveness of CNU-based cancer therapy...
January 29, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129339/re-wiring-of-energy-metabolism-promotes-viability-during-hyperreplication-stress-in-e-coli
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Godefroid Charbon, Christopher Campion, Siu Hung Joshua Chan, Louise Bjørn, Allan Weimann, Luís Cláudio Nascimento da Silva, Peter Ruhdal Jensen, Anders Løbner-Olesen
Chromosome replication in Escherichia coli is initiated by DnaA. DnaA binds ATP which is essential for formation of a DnaA-oriC nucleoprotein complex that promotes strand opening, helicase loading and replisome assembly. Following initiation, DnaAATP is converted to DnaAADP primarily by the Regulatory Inactivation of DnaA process (RIDA). In RIDA deficient cells, DnaAATP accumulates leading to uncontrolled initiation of replication and cell death by accumulation of DNA strand breaks. Mutations that suppress RIDA deficiency either dampen overinitiation or permit growth despite overinitiation...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124959/-prevalence-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-hla-b-57-01-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Aydın Deveci, Ahmet Yılmaz Çoban, Belma Durupınar
Deaths related with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections have been decreased by the introduction of combined anti-retroviral therapy (ART) into the clinical practice. Combined ART usually consists of two nucleoside/nucleotide analogs reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI) that is called backbone and a third drug that belongs to either non-nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI), protease inhibitors (PI), integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTI) or entry inhibitors. During abacavir therapy which is a member of NRTI, hypersensitivity reactions can occur approximately 4-9% of the patients that lead difficulties for the management of HIV infections...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124028/optimized-crispr-cas9-genome-editing-for-leishmania-and-its-use-to-target-a-multigene-family-induce-chromosomal-translocation-and-study-dna-break-repair-mechanisms
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Wen-Wei Zhang, Patrick Lypaczewski, Greg Matlashewski
CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing has recently been adapted for Leishmania spp. parasites, the causative agents of human leishmaniasis. We have optimized this genome-editing tool by selecting for cells with CRISPR-Cas9 activity through cotargeting the miltefosine transporter gene; mutation of this gene leads to miltefosine resistance. This cotargeting strategy integrated into a triple guide RNA (gRNA) expression vector was used to delete all 11 copies of the A2 multigene family; this was not previously possible with the traditional gene-targeting method...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117296/causes-of-mortality-of-harbor-porpoises-phocoena-phocoena-along-the-atlantic-and-pacific-coasts-of-canada
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Heather Fenton, Pierre-Yves Daoust, María J Forzán, Raphaël V Vanderstichel, John K B Ford, Lisa Spaven, Stéphane Lair, Stephen Raverty
There is increasing public interest in the overall health of the marine environment. Harbor porpoises Phocoena phocoena have a coastal distribution, and stranded animals function as sentinels for population and ecosystem health. The goal of this retrospective study was to join datasets from the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific coasts of Canada to investigate causes of morbidity and mortality in this species. A total of 241 necropsy records were reviewed including 147 (61%) from the Pacific region and 94 (39%) from the Atlantic region from 1988 to 2011...
January 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108311/rip1-and-rip3-contribute-to-shikonin-induced-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-glioma-cells-via-increase-of-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species
#14
Zijian Zhou, Bin Lu, Chen Wang, Zongqi Wang, Tianfei Luo, Meihua Piao, Fankai Meng, Guangfan Chi, Yinan Luo, Pengfei Ge
Shikonin has been reported to induce glioma cell death via necroptosis, a type of programmed necrosis primarily mediated by RIP1 and RIP3. Although RIP1 and RIP3 are found to regulate some features of necrosis such as energy depletion and cellular membrane disruption, it remains unclear whether RIP1 and RIP3 could modulate DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), which is a crucial event leading to chromatinolysis. In this study, we used glioma cell lines and mice model of xenograft glioma to investigate the roles of RIP1 and RIP3 in shikonin-induced DNA DSBs...
April 1, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099491/death-of-monocytes-through-oxidative-burst-of-macrophages-and-neutrophils-killing-in-trans
#15
Viviane Ponath, Bernd Kaina
Monocytes and their descendants, macrophages, play a key role in the defence against pathogens. They also contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. Therefore, a mechanism maintaining a balance in the monocyte/macrophage population must be postulated. Our previous studies have shown that monocytes are impaired in DNA repair, rendering them vulnerable to genotoxic stress while monocyte-derived macrophages are DNA repair competent and genotoxic stress-resistant. Based on these findings, we hypothesized that monocytes can be selectively killed by reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by activated macrophages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098415/intracranial-aav-ifn-%C3%AE-gene-therapy-eliminates-invasive-xenograft-glioblastoma-and-improves-survival-in-orthotopic-syngeneic-murine-model
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Dwijit GuhaSarkar, James Neiswender, Qin Su, Guangping Gao, Miguel Sena-Esteves
The highly invasive property of glioblastoma (GBM) cells and genetic heterogeneity are largely responsible for tumor recurrence after the current standard-of-care treatment and thus a direct cause of death. Previously, we have shown that intracranial interferon-beta (IFN-β) gene therapy by locally administered adeno-associated viral vectors (AAV) successfully treats noninvasive orthotopic glioblastoma models. Here, we extend these findings by testing this approach in invasive human GBM xenograft and syngeneic mouse models...
February 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096534/novel-therapeutic-approach-to-improve-hematopoiesis-in-low-risk-mds-by-targeting-mdscs-with-the-fc-engineered-cd33-antibody-bi-836858
#17
E A Eksioglu, X Chen, K-H Heider, B Rueter, K L McGraw, A A Basiorka, M Wei, A Burnette, P Cheng, J Lancet, R Komrokji, J Djeu, A List, S Wei
We recently reported that the accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), defined as CD33(+)HLA-DR(-)Lin(-), plays a direct role in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). In particular, CD33 is strongly expressed in MDSC isolated from patients with MDS where it plays an important role in MDSC-mediated hematopoietic suppressive function through its activation by S100A9. Therefore, we tested whether blocking this interaction with a fully human, Fc-engineered monoclonal antibody against CD33 (BI 836858) suppresses CD33-mediated signal transduction and improves the bone marrow microenvironment in MDS...
January 18, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095450/non-lytic-egression-of-infectious-bursal-disease-virus-ibdv-particles-from-infected-cells
#18
Fernando Méndez, Nicolás Romero, Liliana L Cubas, Laura R Delgui, Dolores Rodríguez, José F Rodríguez
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), a member of the Birnaviridae family, is responsible for a devastating immunosuppressive disease affecting juvenile domestic chickens. IBDV particles are naked icosahedrons enclosing a bipartite double-stranded RNA genome harboring three open reading frames (ORF). One of these ORFs codes for VP5, a non-structural polypeptide dispensable for virus replication in tissue culture but essential for IBDV pathogenesis. Using two previously described recombinant viruses, whose genomes differ in a single nucleotide, expressing or not the VP5 polypeptide, we have analyzed the role of this polypeptide during the IBDV replication process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087073/abnormal-mortality-of-octopus-after-a-storm-water-event-accumulated-lead-and-lead-isotopes-as-fingerprints
#19
J Raimundo, F Ruano, J Pereira, M Mil-Homens, P Brito, C Vale, M Caetano
Octopus vulgaris is a sedentary organism that inhabits coastal waters being exposed to anthropogenic compounds. Lead concentration in coastal environments reflects many processes and activities namely weathering, industrial and domestic discharges, and atmospheric deposition. Since lead isotopic composition is little affected by kinetic processes occurring between source and sink, its signature has been used to identify different Pb sources. After a short-term heavy rainfall, hundreds of octopus appeared dead in two Portuguese coastal areas...
January 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081154/sensitization-of-radioresistant-prostate-cancer-cells-by-resveratrol-isolated-from-arachis-hypogaea-stems
#20
Yu-An Chen, Hsiu-Man Lien, Min-Chuan Kao, U-Ging Lo, Li-Chiung Lin, Chun-Jung Lin, Sheau-Jiun Chang, Chia-Chang Chen, Jer-Tsong Hsieh, Ho Lin, Chih-Hsin Tang, Chih-Ho Lai
Resveratrol (RV, 3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene) is naturally produced by a wide variety of plants including grapes and peanuts (Arachis hypogaea). However, the yield of RV from peanut stem and its potential radiosensitizing effects in prostate cancer (PCa) have not been well investigated. In this study, we characterized RV in peanut stem extract (PSE) for the first time and showed that both RV and PSE dose-dependently induced cell death in DOC-2/DAB2 interactive protein (DAB2IP)-deficient PCa cells with the radioresistant phenotype...
2017: PloS One
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