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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926109/role-of-viruses-in-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Habibollah Mirzaei, Hossein Goudarzi, Gita Eslami, Ebrahim Faghihloo
Gastrointestinal cancers are a global public health problem, which represent a vast majority of all cancer-caused deaths in both men and women. On the other hand, viral pathogens have been long implicated as etiological factors in the onset of certain human cancers, including gastrointestinal tumors. In this regard, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Epstein - Barr Virus (EBV) and John Cunningham Virus (JCV) have been more strongly suggested to be involved in gastrointestinal carcinogenesis; so that, the association of HPV with oropharyngeal and anal cancers and also the association of EBV with gastric cancer have been etiologically confirmed by epidemiological and experimental investigations...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922469/one-pot-synthesis-of-gdp-mannose-by-a-multi-enzyme-cascade-for-enzymatic-assembly-of-lipid-linked-oligosaccharides
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Thomas F T Rexer, Anna Schildbach, Jan Klapproth, Angelika Schierhorn, Reza Mahour, Markus Pietzsch, Erdmann Rapp, Udo Reichl
Glycosylation of proteins is a key function of the biosynthetic-secretory pathway in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi apparatus. Glycosylated proteins play a crucial role in cell trafficking and signaling, cell-cell adhesion, blood-group antigenicity, and immune response. In addition, the glycosylation of proteins is an important parameter in the optimization of many glycoprotein-based drugs such as monoclonal antibodies. In vitro glycoengineering of proteins requires glycosyltransferases as well as expensive nucleotide sugars...
September 18, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921929/tumor-suppressive-mir-145-co-repressed-by-tcf4-%C3%AE-catenin-and-prc2-complexes-forms-double-negative-regulation-loops-with-its-negative-regulators-in-colorectal-cancer
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Wei Wang, Xin Xiao, Xu Chen, Yi Huo, Wen-Jin Xi, Zhi-Feng Lin, Dan Zhang, Yu-Fang Li, Fan Yang, Wei-Hong Wen, An-Gang Yang, Tao Wang
The frequently dysregulated Wnt/β-catenin signaling in different malignancies, by activation of its own or orchestration with other co-factors, regulates various oncogenic or tumor-suppressive genes. Among these genes, miRNAs, which are negative posttranscriptional regulators, are also embedded in the Wnt signaling network. Different from the Wnt-induced oncogenic miRNAs, the specific mechanism underlying the Wnt-repressed tumor-suppressive miRNAs is much less understood. In the present study, firstly by analyzing a ChIP-seq dataset against TCF4, the core transcription factor for initiation of Wnt signaling in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells, we screened out several tumor-suppressive miRNAs potentially regulated by Wnt signaling...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916718/potential-sperm-contributions-to-the-murine-zygote-predicted-by-in-silico-analysis
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Panagiotis Ntostis, Deborah Carter, David Iles, J D Huntriss, Maria Tzetis, David Miller
Paternal contributions to the zygote are thought to extend beyond delivery of the genome and paternal RNAs have been linked to epigenetic transgenerational inheritance in different species. In addition, sperm-egg fusion activates several downstream processes that contribute to zygote formation, including PLC zeta-mediated egg activation and maternal RNA clearance. Since a third of the preimplantation developmental period in the mouse occurs prior to the first cleavage stage, there is ample time for paternal RNAs or their encoded proteins potentially to interact and participate in early zygotic activities...
September 15, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915384/supramolecular-nano-sniffers-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-formaldehyde
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Uchangi Satyaprasad Akshath, Praveena Bhatt
Supramolecular nanoparticle hybrids for biosensing of analytes have been a major focus due to their tunable optical and surface properties. Quantum dots-Gold nanoparticle (QDs-GNP) based FRET probes involving turn on/off principles have gained immense interest due to their specificity and sensitivity. Recent focus is on applying these supramolecular hybrids for enzyme operated biosensors that can specifically turn-on fluorescence induced by co-factor or product formed from enzymatic reaction. The present study focuses on locking and unlocking the interaction between QD-GNP pair leading to differential fluorescent properties...
September 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915355/thiamin-deficiency-on-fetal-brain-development-with-and-without-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Olena Kloss, Michael Eskin, Miyoung Suh
Adequate thiamin levels are crucial for optimal health, through maintenance of homeostasis and viability of metabolic enzymes, which require thiamine as a co-factor. Thiamin deficiency occurs during pregnancy when dietary intake is inadequate or excessive alcohol is consumed. Thiamin deficiency leads to brain dysfunction due to its involvement in synthesis of myelin and neurotransmitters (eg. acetylcholine, γ-aminobutyric acid, glutamate), and increases oxidative stress by decreasing the production of reducing agents...
September 15, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915057/highly-efficient-flavin-adenine-dinucleotide-glucose-dehydrogenase-fused-to-a-minimal-cytochrome-c-domain
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Itay Algov, Jennifer Grushka, Raz Zarivach, Lital Alfonta
Flavin-adenine dinucleotide (FAD) dependent glucose dehydrogenase (GDH) is a thermostable, oxygen insensitive redox enzyme that has been widely used in bioelectrochemical applications. The FAD co-factor of the enzyme is buried within the proteinogenic matrix of the enzyme which makes it almost unreachable for a direct communication with an electrode. In the present study, FAD dependent glucose dehydrogenase was fused to a natural minimal cytochrome domain in its c-terminus to achieve direct electron transfer...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914791/quercetin-attenuates-manganese-induced-neuroinflammation-by-alleviating-oxidative-stress-through-regulation-of-apoptosis-inos-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ho-1-nrf2-pathways
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Entaz Bahar, Ji-Ye Kim, Hyonok Yoon
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element required for the development of human body and acts as an enzyme co-factor or activator for various reactions of metabolism. While essential in trace amounts, excessive Mn exposure can result in toxic accumulations in human brain tissue and resulting extrapyramidal symptoms called manganism similar to idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Quercetin (QCT) has been demonstrated to play an important role in altering the progression of neurodegenerative diseases by protecting against oxidative stress...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914344/influence-of-genetic-co-factors-on-the-population-pharmacokinetic-model-for-clopidogrel-and-its-active-thiol-metabolite
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Dorota Danielak, Marta Karaźniewicz-Łada, Anna Komosa, Paweł Burchardt, Maciej Lesiak, Łukasz Kruszyna, Agnieszka Graczyk-Szuster, Franciszek Główka
PURPOSE: A high interindividual variability is observed in the pharmacokinetics of clopidogrel, a widely used antiplatelet drug. In the present study, a joint parent-metabolite population pharmacokinetic model was developed to adequately describe observed concentrations of clopidogrel and its active thiol metabolite (H4). METHODS: The study included 63 patients undergoing elective coronarography or percutaneous coronary intervention. The population pharmacokinetic model was developed in the NONMEM 7...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905487/endogenous-neurosteroids-influence-synaptic-gabaa-receptors-during-post-natal-development
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REVIEW
Delia Belelli, Adam R Brown, Scott J Mitchell, Ben G Gunn, Murray B Herd, Grant Phillips, Mohsen Seifi, Jerome D Swinny, Jeremy J Lambert
GABA plays a key role in both embryonic and neonatal brain development. For example, during early neonatal nervous system maturation, synaptic transmission, mediated by GABAA receptors (GABAA Rs), undergoes a temporally specific form of synaptic plasticity, to accommodate the changing requirements of maturing neural networks. Specifically, the duration of miniature inhibitory postsynaptic currents (mIPSCs), resulting from vesicular GABA activating synaptic GABAA Rs, is reduced, permitting neurons to appropriately influence the window for postsynaptic excitation...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900032/nucleolar-and-spindle-associated-protein-1-nusap1-interacts-with-a-sumo-e3-ligase-complex-during-chromosome-segregation
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Christine A Mills, Aussie Suzuki, Anthony Arceci, Jin Yao Mo, Alex Duncan, Edward D Salmon, Michael J Emanuele
The mitotic spindle is composed of dynamic microtubules and associated proteins that together direct chromosome movement during mitosis. The spindle plays a vital role in accurate chromosome segregation fidelity and is a therapeutic target in cancer. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms by which many spindle associated proteins function remains unknown. The Nucleolar and Spindle Associated Protein NUSAP1 is a microtubule binding protein implicated in spindle stability and chromosome segregation. We show here that NUSAP1 localizes to dynamic spindle microtubules in a unique chromosome-centric pattern, in the vicinity of overlapping microtubules, during metaphase and anaphase of mitosis...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899725/nitric-oxide-donor-ru-terpy-bdq-no-3-induces-uncoupling-and-phosphorylation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-promoting-oxidant-production
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Simone R Potje, Zhenlong Chen, Suellen D'Arc S Oliveira, Lusiane M Bendhack, Roberto S da Silva, Marcelo G Bonini, Cristina Antoniali, Richard D Minshall
[Ru(terpy)(bdq)NO](3+) (TERPY) is a nitric oxide (NO) donor that promotes relaxation of the mesenteric artery and aorta in rats. We sought to investigate whether it acts as both an NO donor and endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) activator, as shown previously for nitroglycerin. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human embryonic kidney 293 cells transfected with empty vector (HEK) or eNOS cDNA (HEK-eNOS) were treated with TERPY (1µM) for different lengths of time. eNOS expression, dimerization, and Ser(1177) phosphorylation, caveolin-1 (Cav-1) oligomerization, Cav-1 Tyr(14) phosphorylation were evaluated by Western blotting...
September 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892254/transcriptional-regulation-of-ectoine-catabolism-in-response-to-multiple-metabolic-and-environmental-cues
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Annina Schulz, Lucas Hermann, Sven-Andreas Freibert, Tobias Bönig, Tamara Hoffmann, Ramona Riclea, Jeroen S Dickschat, Johann Heider, Erhard Bremer
Ectoine and hydroxyectoine are effective microbial osmostress protectants, but can also serve as versatile nutrients for bacteria. We have studied the genetic regulation of ectoine and hydroxyectoine import and catabolism in the marine Roseobacter species Ruegeria pomeroyi and identified three transcriptional regulators involved in these processes: the GabR/MocR-type repressor EnuR, the feast and famine-type regulator AsnC, and the two-component system NtrYX. The corresponding genes are widely associated with ectoine and hydroxyectoine uptake and catabolic gene clusters (enuR, asnC), and with microorganisms predicted to consume ectoines (ntrYX)...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887332/the-cerebro-cardiovascular-response-to-periodic-squat-stand-maneuvers-in-healthy-subjects-a-time-domain-analysis
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Sam C Barnes, Naomi Ball, Victoria Joanna Haunton, Thompson G Robinson, Ronney B Panerai
BACKGROUND: Squat-stand maneuvers (SSMs) have been used to improve the coherence of transfer function analysis (TFA) estimates during the assessment of dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA). There is a need to understand the influence of peripheral changes resulting from SSMs on cerebral blood flow, which might confound estimates of dCA. METHODS: 29 healthy subjects underwent recordings at rest (5 min standing) and 15 SSMs (0.05Hz). Heart rate (3-lead ECG), end-tidal CO2 (capnography), blood pressure (Finometer), cerebral blood velocity (CBV, transcranial Doppler, MCA) and the angle of the thigh (tilt sensor) were measured continuously...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885574/release-of-vegf-from-dental-implant-improves-osteogenetic-process-preliminary-in-vitro-tests
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Barbara Zavan, Letizia Ferroni, Chiara Gardin, Stefano Sivolella, Adriano Piattelli, Eitan Mijiritsky
INTRODUCTION: During osseointegration process, the presence of an inflammatory event could negatively influence the proper osteogenetic ability of the implant surface. In order to reduce this possibility, an implementation of angiogenetic event through the release of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) can be a tool as co-factor for osteoblastic differentiation. In this paper, novel dental implant surfaces enriched with VEGF have been tested. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The ability of VEGF-enriched titanium implants to improve the osteogenetic properties of Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), also in the presence of an inflammatory environment, have been in vitro tested...
September 8, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884488/uniqueness-of-entamoeba-sulfur-metabolism-sulfolipid-metabolism-that-plays-pleiotropic-roles-in-the-parasitic-life-cycle
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Fumika Mi-Ichi, Tomofumi Miyamoto, Hiroki Yoshida
Sulfur metabolism is ubiquitous and terminally synthesizes various biomolecules that are crucial for organisms, such as sulfur-containing amino acids and co-factors, sulfolipids, and sulfated saccharides. Entamoeba histolytica, a protozoan parasite responsible for amoebiasis, possesses the unique sulfur metabolism features of atypical localization and its terminal product being limited to sulfolipids. Here, we present an overall scheme of E. histolytica sulfur metabolism by relating all sulfotransferases and sulfatases to their substrates and products...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878670/daf-16-foxo-transcription-factor-in-aging-and-longevity
#17
REVIEW
Xiaojuan Sun, Wei-Dong Chen, Yan-Dong Wang
Aging is associated with age-related diseases and an increase susceptibility of cancer. Dissecting the molecular mechanisms that underlie aging and longevity would contribute to implications for preventing and treating the age-dependent diseases or cancers. Multiple signaling pathways such as the insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway, TOR signaling, AMPK pathway, JNK pathway and germline signaling have been found to be involved in aging and longevity. And DAF-16/FOXO, as a key transcription factor, could integrate different signals from these pathways to modulate aging, and longevity via shuttling from cytoplasm to nucleus...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876408/mental-health-problems-among-medical-students-in-brazil-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
João P Pacheco, Henrique T Giacomin, Wilson W Tam, Tássia B Ribeiro, Claudia Arab, Italla M Bezerra, Gustavo C Pinasco
Objective: To provide a comprehensive picture of mental health problems (MHPs) in Brazilian medical students by documenting their prevalence and association with co-factors. Methods: We systematically searched the MEDLINE/PubMed, SciELO, LILACS, and PsycINFO databases for cross-sectional studies on the prevalence of MHPs among medical students in Brazil published before September 29, 2016. We pooled prevalences using a random-effects meta-analysis, and summarized factors associated with MHP...
August 31, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875507/the-etiology-of-b-cell-lymphoid-malignancies-with-a-focus-on-chronic-inflammation-and-infections
#19
Karin E Smedby, Maurilio Ponzoni
B-cell malignancies are a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative disorders with different molecular characteristics and clinical course. It is increasingly recognized that the group displays considerable heterogeneity also regarding etiologic factors. Here, we summarize the latest developments in the etiology of B-cell lymphoid malignancy subtypes focusing on immune perturbation. Severe immune suppression constitues a strong and well established risk factor for aggressive subtypes (e.g., diffuse large B-cell and Burkitt lymphoma), but appears unrelated to risk of common low-grade subtypes (e...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871146/light-rare-earth-element-depletion-during-deepwater-horizon-blowout-methanotrophy
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A M Shiller, E W Chan, D J Joung, M C Redmond, J D Kessler
Rare earth elements have generally not been thought to have a biological role. However, recent work has demonstrated that the light REEs (LREEs: La, Ce, Pr, and Nd) are essential for at least some methanotrophs, being co-factors in the XoxF type of methanol dehydrogenase (MDH). We show here that dissolved LREEs were significantly removed in a submerged plume of methane-rich water during the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) well blowout. Furthermore, incubation experiments conducted with naturally methane-enriched waters from hydrocarbon seeps in the vicinity of the DWH wellhead also showed LREE removal concurrent with methane consumption...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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