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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535668/stability-of-retroviral-vectors-against-ultracentrifugation-is-determined-by-the-viral-internal-core-and-envelope-proteins-used-for-pseudotyping
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Soo-Hyun Kim, Kwang-Il Lim
Retroviral and lentiviral vectors are mostly pseudotyped and often purified and concentrated via ultracentrifugation. In this study, we quantified and compared the stabilities of retroviral [murine leukemia virus (MLV)-based] and lentiviral [human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-based] vectors pseudotyped with relatively mechanically stable envelope proteins, vesicular stomatitis virus glycoproteins (VSVGs), and the influenza virus WSN strain envelope proteins against ultracentrifugation. Lentiviral genomic and functional particles were more stable than the corresponding retroviral particles against ultracentrifugation when pseudotyped with VSVGs...
May 2, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535645/-effect-of-rapamycin-and-chloroquine-on-osteosarcoma
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W D Liu, W Sun, Y Q Hua, S G Wang, Z D Cai
Objective: To investigate the combination effect of anti-tumor agent rapamycin and anti-autophagy agent chloroquine on osteosarcoma. Methods: The inhibition effect of rapamycin or chloroquine and combination of both on human osteosarcoma cell line 143B measured with CCK-8 box.The combination index at different concentration was calculated, and the synergism effect range was analysed.The effect of combined therapy on cell cycle and apoptosis via flow cytometric was analyzted.Setting up murine subcutaneous xenograft model, the combination effect of antitumor in vivo observed...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535606/isolation-purification-and-characterization-of-five-active-diketopiperazine-derivatives-from-endophytic-streptomyces-suk-25-with-antimicrobial-and-cytotoxic-activities
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Muhanna M Alshaibani, Juriyati Jalil, Nik M Sidik, Siti Junaidah Ahmad, Nurkhalida Kamal, Ruangelie Edrada-Ebel, Noraziah M Zin
On our search for new sources of bioactive secondary metabolites from Streptomyces sp., the ethyl acetate extracts from the endophytic Streptomyces SUK 25 afforded five active diketopiperazines compounds. The aim of this study was to characterize the bioactive compounds isolated from endophytic Streptomyces SUK 25 and evaluate its bioactivity against multiple drug resistance (MDR) bacteria such as Enterococcus raffinosus, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter spp...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535599/monitoring-spatiotemporal-variations-in-nutrients-in-a-large-drinking-water-reservoir-and-their-relationships-with-hydrological-and-meteorological-conditions-based-on-landsat-8-imagery
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Yuan Li, Yunlin Zhang, Kun Shi, Guangwei Zhu, Yongqiang Zhou, Yibo Zhang, Yulong Guo
Nutrient enrichment is a major cause of water eutrophication, and variations in nutrient enrichment are influenced by environmental changes and anthropogenic activities. Accurately estimating nutrient concentrations and understanding their relationships with environmental factors are vital to develop nutrient management strategies to mitigate eutrophication. Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) data is used to estimate nutrient concentrations and analyze their responses to hydrological and meteorological conditions...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535579/review-of-heterotopic-thyroid-autotransplantation
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Mahmoud Sakr, Ahmed Mahmoud
Total thyroidectomy is increasingly accepted for the management of bilateral benign thyroid disorders. Postoperatively, patients require lifelong levothyroxine replacement therapy to avoid postoperative hypothyroidism, which besides the burden of compliance, has been proven to be associated with several long-term side effects. Heterotopic thyroid autotransplantation was proposed several decades ago to avoid the need for life-long postoperative replacement therapy with maintaining the autoregulatory mechanism of thyroxin production inside the body according to its needs...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535555/paresthesia-independence-an-assessment-of-technical-factors-related-to-10-khz-paresthesia-free-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Giuliano De Carolis, Mery Paroli, Lara Tollapi, Matthew W Doust, Abram H Burgher, Cong Yu, Thomas Yang, Donna M Morgan, Kasra Amirdelfan, Leonardo Kapural, B Todd Sitzman, Richard Bundschu, Ricardo Vallejo, Ramsin M Benyamin, Thomas L Yearwood, Bradford E Gliner, Ashley A Powell, Kerry Bradley
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been successfully used to treat chronic intractable pain for over 40 years. Successful clinical application of SCS is presumed to be generally dependent on maximizing paresthesia-pain overlap; critical to achieving this is positioning of the stimulation field at the physiologic midline. Recently, the necessity of paresthesia for achieving effective relief in SCS has been challenged by the introduction of 10 kHz paresthesia-free stimulation...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535527/treatment-of-acute-antibody-mediated-rejection
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Giorgia Comai, Matteo Ravaioli, Olga Baraldi, Vania Cuna, Lorenzo Gasperoni, Giovanni Liviano D''Arcangelo, Maria Cappuccilli, Antonio D Pinna, Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
Acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) remains an important challenge in the field of kidney transplantation despite the advances in immunosuppressive strategies, and has been recognized as an important cause of allograft dysfunction and graft loss. The treatments of acute AMR are not standardized and poor evidence is currently available on the effectiveness of therapy regimens with combinations of drugs. Standard treatment for acute AMR is based on 3 cornerstones: removal of donor-specific antibodies (DSAs) from the bloodstream, reduction of DSAs synthesis, and inhibition of the interaction between DSAs and human leukocyte antigen antigens on donor's cells...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535504/long-non-coding-rna-kcnq1ot1-promotes-cataractogenesis-via-mir-214-and-activation-of-the-caspase-1-pathway
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Xin Jin, Hao Jin, Yan Shi, Yiyuan Guo, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: KCNQ1OT1 regulates the expression of tissue-specific imprinted genes within the Kcnq1 domain. Imprinted genes are positive regulators of apoptosis, one of the forms of cell death related to cataract formation, and thus may provide novel therapeutic targets for cataract treatment. Here, we studied the role of non-coding RNAs(ncRNA) in cataract formation. METHODS: Human lens epithelium cells (HLECs) were treated with H2O2, and the expression of KCNQ1OT1 and miR-214 was detected by qRT-PCR...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535482/multiple-metal-exposures-and-their-correlation-with-monoamine-neurotransmitter-metabolism-in-chinese-electroplating-workers
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Lin-Lin Wu, Wei Gong, Si-Peng Shen, Zhong-He Wang, Jia-Xi Yao, Jun Wang, Jing Yu, Rong Gao, Gang Wu
Excessive metal exposure has been recognized as one of the detrimental factors for brain damage. However, the potential adverse effects induced by heavy metals on monoamine neurotransmitter pathways remains poorly understood. Our study aimed to investigate the possible association between metal exposure and neurotransmitter metabolism. By a cross-sectional investigation, 224 electroplating workers and 213 non-electroplating exposure workers were recruited in the exposure and control groups. Metal exposure levels were analyzed using inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry and monoamine neurotransmitter pathway metabolites were measured by ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in human urine samples...
April 26, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535470/pharmacophore-guided-discovery-of-small-molecule-interleukin-15-inhibitors
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Barbara Żyżyńska-Granica, Bartosz Trzaskowski, Szymon Niewieczerzał, Sławomir Filipek, Oliwia Zegrocka-Stendel, Małgorzata Dutkiewicz, Piotr Krzeczyński, Magdalena Kowalewska, Katarzyna Koziak
Upregulation of interleukin 15 (IL-15) contributes directly i.a. to the development of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Selective blockade of IL-15 aimed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and other IL-15-related disorders has been recognized as an efficient therapeutic method. The aim of the study was to identify small molecules which would interact with IL-15 or its receptor IL-15Rα and inhibit the cytokine's activity. Based on the crystal structure of IL-15Rα·IL-15, we created pharmacophore models to screen the ZINC database of chemical compounds for potential IL-15 and IL-15Rα inhibitors...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535438/determination-of-edoxaban-equivalent-concentrations-in-human-plasma-by-an-automated-anti-factor-xa-chromogenic-assay
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Ling He, Jarema Kochan, Min Lin, Alexander Vandell, Karen Brown, Francois Depasse
INTRODUCTION: This phase I, open-label, multiple-dose, two-treatment study assessed the relationship between edoxaban equivalent concentration derived from an anti-FXa assay with the summed concentration of edoxaban and its active metabolite, M-4, as assessed by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). This study also assessed the relationship between edoxaban plasma concentrations assessed by LC/MS/MS in sodium citrate and lithium heparin tubes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy volunteers were randomized to receive once-daily edoxaban 60mg or 90mg for 5days (15 participants per treatment group)...
May 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535427/far-infrared-ray-fir-therapy-an-effective-and-oncological-safe-treatment-modality-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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Ke Li, Liang Xia, Ning Fei Liu, Fabio Nicoli, Joannis Constantinides, Christopher D'Ambrosia, Davide Lazzeri, Mathias Tremp, Ju Fang Zhang, Yi Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of breast cancer related lymphedema is approximately 5%. Far infrared ray (FIR) treatment can potentially reduce fluid volume and extremity circumference as well as the frequency of dermato-lymphangitis (DLA). However, there is no published data on the oncological safety of FIR and the potential for activation of any residual breast cancer cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the safety of far infrared ray (FIR) treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema, clinically and in vitro...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535255/tea-and-coffee-consumption-in-relation-to-dna-methylation-in-four-european-cohorts
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Weronica E Ek, Elmar W Tobi, Muhammad Ahsan, Erik Lampa, Erica Ponzi, Soterios A Kyrtopoulos, Panagiotis Georgiadis, L H Lumey, Bastiaan T Heijmans, Maria Botsivali, Ingvar A Bergdahl, Torgny Karlsson, Mathias Rask-Andersen, Domenico Palli, Erik Ingelsson, Åsa K Hedman, Lena M Nilsson, Paolo Vineis, Lars Lind, James M Flanagan, Åsa Johansson
Lifestyle factors, such as food choices and exposure to chemicals, can alter DNA methylation and lead to changes in gene activity. Two such exposures with pharmacologically active components are coffee and tea consumption. Both coffee and tea has been suggested to play an important role in modulating disease-risk in humans by suppressing tumour progression, decreasing inflammation and influencing estrogen metabolism. These mechanisms may be mediated by changes in DNA methylation.To investigate if DNA methylation in blood is associated with coffee and tea consumption we performed a genome-wide DNA methylation study for coffee and tea consumption in four European cohorts (N = 3,096)...
May 23, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535063/airborne-precursors-predict-maternal-serum-perfluoroalkyl-acid-pfaa-concentrations
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Colleen M Makey, Thomas F Webster, Jonathan W Martin, Mahiba Shoeib, Tom Harner, Linda Dix-Cooper, Glenys M Webster
Human exposure to persistent perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), can occur directly from contaminated food, water, air and dust. However, precursors to PFAAs (PreFAAs), such as di-polyfluoroalkyl phosphates (diPAPs), fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs), perfluorooctyl sulfonamides (FOSAs), and sulfonamidoethanols (FOSEs) - which can be biotransformed to PFAAs - may also be a source of exposure. PFAAs were analyzed in 50 maternal sera collected in 2007-2008 from participants in Vancouver, Canada, while PFAAs and PreFAAs were measured in matching samples of residential bedroom air collected by passive sampler, and in sieved vacuum dust (< 150 μm)...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535015/the-circadian-clock-gene-per2-plays-an-important-role-in-tumor-suppression-through-regulating-tumor-associated-genes-in-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Xiaoli Su, Dan Chen, Kai Yang, Qin Zhao, Dan Zhao, Xiaoqiang Lv, Yiran Ao
Low expression of the clock gene PER2 is closely related to carcinogenesis and the development of cancer; however, the mechanism of the low expression of PER2 that led to cell malignant transformation remains unclear. This study used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to silence PER2 in SCC15 human oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. Then it was found that the ability of cancer cell proliferation, migration, and invasion were markedly increased (P<0.05), and the ability of cancer cell apoptosis and the number of cells in G1/G0 phase were markedly reduced (P<0...
May 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535004/peroxiredoxin-5-overexpression-enhances-tumorigenicity-and-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer
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Bokyung Kim, Yeon Soo Kim, Hye-Mi Ahn, Hyo Jin Lee, Min Kyu Jung, Hyun Yong Jeong, Dong Kyu Choi, Jun Hyeog Lee, Sang-Rae Lee, Jin Man Kim, Dong-Seok Lee
Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Despite the advanced surgical resection techniques and anticancer drugs currently available to treat early stage gastric cancer, the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer remains poor. The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an important process for the initiation of tumorigenesis. Recent studies suggested that reactive oxygen species (ROS) can promote cell migration and invasion. Thus, an imbalance of redox homeostasis can result in cancer cells exhibiting EMT properties...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534977/runx3-modulates-hypoxia-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-human-cardiac-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Yanhua Liu, Jin Zou, Bingong Li, Yuqin Wang, Delong Wang, Yanqin Hao, Xuan Ke, Xingxing Li
Endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) is an essential mechanism in the cardiovascular system, for both cardiovascular development and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Recent studies indicate that runt-related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3) contributes to EndMT and endothelial cell dysfunction. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unknown. The present study was designed to investigate the role of RUNX3 in EndMT and endothelial cell function, and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534975/resveratrol-inactivates-pi3k-akt-signaling-through-upregulating-bmp7-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
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Yu-Hua Zeng, Lin-Yun Zhou, Qian-Zhao Chen, Yang Li, Ying Shao, Wen-Yan Ren, Yun-Peng Liao, Han Wang, Jia-Hui Zhu, Ming Huang, Fang He, Jin Wang, Ke Wu, Bai-Cheng He
Colon cancer is common worldwide and accounts for the significant cancer related morbidity and mortality in patients. Although extensive advancement has been made in colon cancer treatment and diagnosis in the last decades, there is still a giant gap between the clinical expectation. It has been reported that resveratrol (Res) may be a potential candidate for cancer treatment. However, the specific mechanism underlying this activity remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the anticancer activity of Res in human colon cancer cells, and unveiled the possible mechanism for this effect...
May 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534972/identification-of-mir%C3%A2-124a-as-a-novel-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker-in-non%C3%A2-small-cell-lung-cancer-for-chemotherapy
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Pei Luo, Qing Yang, Le-Le Cong, Xiao-Feng Wang, Yu-Sheng Li, Xiao-Ming Zhong, Ru-Ting Xie, Cheng-You Jia, Hui-Qiong Yang, Wen-Ping Li, Xian-Ling Cong, Qing Xia, Da Fu, Qing-Hua Zeng, Yu-Shui Ma
Previous studies have suggested that dysregulation of microRNA (miR) -124a is associated with various types of human cancer. However, there are few studies reporting the level of miR‑124a expression in non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The present study investigated the association between miR‑124a and NSCLC by analyzing the differential expression of miR‑124a in NSCLC using the GEO database, as well as subsequently performing reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis on 160 NSCLC biopsies, 32 of which were paired with adjacent normal tissues...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534963/n-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-iva-promotes-invasion-of-choriocarcinoma
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Kimihiro Nishino, Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Yoko Sekiya, Yoriko Yamashita, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) results from the malignant transformation of placental trophoblasts which secrete human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as do normal placenta or hydatidiform mole. N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase IV (GnT-IV) is a glycosyltransferase which catalyses the formation of β1,4GlcNAc branches on the mannose core of N-glycans. Previous studies reported that β1,4GlcNAc branches on hCG were detected in GTN but not in normal pregnancy or hydatidiform mole. The aim of the present study was to understand the role of GnT-IVa in choriocarcinoma and find the target proteins for GnT-IVa glycosylation which contribute to the malignancy of choriocarcinoma...
May 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
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