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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141388/-effects-of-smp-30-overexpression-on-apoptosis-of-human-lens-epithelial-cells-induced-by-ultraviolet-b-irradiation
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H Teng, L Y Huang, F Tian, L J Dong, H Zhang
Objective: This study was to observe the effect of SMP-30 on ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced apoptosis of human lens epithelial cells(HLE-B3) in vitro. Methods: Experimental study. The SMP-30 cDNA was amplified by PCR and inserted into the pRFP-N1 expressing vector which had been double digested by XhoI/HindIII. HLE-B3 cells were cultured and divided into three groups: normal group, pRFP-N1 vector plasmid group and pRFP-N1-SMP-30 plasmid group (SMP-30). Then cells were exposed to UVB and the survival rate of cells was detected by MTT assay...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141374/-association-of-pd-1-tim-3-and-trem-1-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-susceptibility
#2
F M Wang, X Zhang, L Lan, J M Ji, H B Tang, X J Yao, Y Jiang, J Qian, X G Xu, Q Li, P Yao, J H Li, Y P Shen
Objective: To investigate the association of programmed cell death 1(PD-1), T cell immunoglobulin mucin 3 (TIM-3) and triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) genes polymorphisms with pulmonary tuberculosis susceptibility. Methods: In this case-control study, peripheral venous blood of 100 pulmonary tuberculosis patients (pulmonary tuberculosis group) in the Jintan People's Hospital of Changzhou and of community physical examination volunteers (health control group) was collected from Mar 2015 to Sep 2016...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141339/-survival-time-of-hiv-aids-cases-and-related-factors-in-beijing-1995-2015
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Y Li, J Wang, S F He, J Chen, H Y Lu
Objective: To analyze the survival time of HIV/AIDS cases and related factors in Beijing from 1995 to 2015. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to analyze the data of 12 874 HIV/AIDS cases. The data were collected from Chinese HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Information Management System. Life table method was applied to calculate the survival proportion, and Cox proportion hazard regression model were used to identify the factors related with survival time. Results: Among 12 874 HIV/AIDS cases, 303 (2...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141239/exposing-toxoplasma-gondii-hiding-inside-the-vacuole-a-role-for-gbps-autophagy-and-host-cell-death
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REVIEW
Jeroen P Saeij, Eva-Maria Frickel
The intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii resides inside a vacuole, which shields it from the host's intracellular defense mechanisms. The cytokine interferon gamma (IFNγ) upregulates host cell effector pathways that are able to destroy the vacuole, restrict parasite growth and induce host cell death. Interferon-inducible GTPases such as the Guanylate Binding Proteins (GBPs), autophagy proteins and ubiquitin-driven mechanisms play important roles in Toxoplasma control in mice and partly also in humans. The host inflammasome is regulated by GBPs in response to bacterial infection in murine cells and may also respond to Toxoplasma infection...
November 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141222/jnk-promotes-epithelial-cell-anoikis-by-transcriptional-and-post-translational-regulation-of-bh3-only-proteins
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Nomeda Girnius, Roger J Davis
Developmental morphogenesis, tissue injury, and oncogenic transformation can cause the detachment of epithelial cells. These cells are eliminated by a specialized form of apoptosis (anoikis). While the processes that contribute to this form of cell death have been studied, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we tested the role of the cJUN NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway using murine models with compound JNK deficiency in mammary and kidney epithelial cells. These studies demonstrated that JNK is required for efficient anoikis in vitro and in vivo...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141199/disruption-of-mitochondrial-function-as-mechanism-for-anti-cancer-activity-of-a-novel-mitochondriotropic-menadione-derivative
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José Teixeira, Ricardo Amorim, Katia Santos, Pedro Soares, Sandipan Datta, Gino A Cortopassi, Teresa L Serafim, Vilma A Sardão, Jorge Garrido, Fernanda Borges, Paulo J Oliveira
Menadione, also known as vitamin K3, is a 2-methyl-1,4 naphthoquinone with a potent cytotoxic activity mainly resulting from its quinone redox-cycling with production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Although increased ROS generation is considered a relevant mechanism in cancer cell death, it may not be sufficiently effective to kill cancer cells due to phenotypic adaptations. Therefore, combining ROS-generating agents with other molecules targeting important cancer cell phenotypes can be an effective therapeutic strategy...
November 12, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141147/a-water-soluble-galactose-decorated-cationic-photodynamic-therapy-agent-based-on-bodipy-to-selectively-eliminate-biofilm
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Xiaomei Dai, Xuelei Chen, Yu Zhao, Yunjian Yu, Xiaosong Wei, Xinge Zhang, Chaoxing Li
A multitude of serious chronic infections involved in bacterial biofilms that are difficult to eradicate. Here, a water-soluble galactose functionalized cationic 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY)-based photodynamic therapy agent was synthesized for selectively eliminating the bacterial biofilm. These conjugates can capture bacteria to form aggregations through electrostatic interaction and then generate a large number of reactive oxygen species (ROS) under visible light irradiation to kill the bacteria without the emergence of bacterial resistance...
November 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141003/trpa1-and-trpv1-are-required-for-lidocaine-evoked-calcium-influx-and-neuropeptide-release-but-not-cytotoxicity-in-mouse-sensory-neurons
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Mirjam Eberhardt, Thomas Stueber, Jeanne de la Roche, Christine Herzog, Andreas Leffler, Peter W Reeh, Katrin Kistner
BACKGROUND: Local anaesthetics (LA) reduce neuronal excitability by inhibiting voltage-gated Na+ channels. When applied at high concentrations in the direct vicinity of nerves, LAs can also induce relevant irritation and neurotoxicity via mechanisms involving an increase of intracellular Ca2+. In the present study we explored the role of the Ca2+-permeable ion channels TRPA1 and TRPV1 for lidocaine-induced Ca2+-influx, neuropeptide release and neurotoxicity in mouse sensory neurons. METHODS: Cultured dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons from wildtype and mutant mice lacking TRPV1, TRPA1 or both channels were explored by means of calcium imaging, whole-cell patch clamp recordings and trypan blue staining for cell death...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140996/childhood-tuberculosis-is-associated-with-decreased-abundance-of-t-cell-gene-transcripts-and-impaired-t-cell-function
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Cheryl Hemingway, Maurice Berk, Suzanne T Anderson, Victoria J Wright, Shea Hamilton, Hariklia Eleftherohorinou, Myrsini Kaforou, Greg M Goldgof, Katy Hickman, Beate Kampmann, Johan Schoeman, Brian Eley, David Beatty, Sandra Pienaar, Mark P Nicol, Michael J Griffiths, Simon J Waddell, Sandra M Newton, Lachlan J Coin, David A Relman, Giovanni Montana, Michael Levin
The WHO estimates around a million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually with over 80 000 deaths from dissemination of infection outside of the lungs. The insidious onset and association with skin test anergy suggests failure of the immune system to both recognise and respond to infection. To understand the immune mechanisms, we studied genome-wide whole blood RNA expression in children with TB meningitis (TBM). Findings were validated in a second cohort of children with TBM and pulmonary TB (PTB), and functional T-cell responses studied in a third cohort of children with TBM, other extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) and PTB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140794/targeted-elimination-of-senescent-ras-transformed-cells-by-suppression-of-mek-erk-pathway
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Elena Y Kochetkova, Galina I Blinova, Olga A Bystrova, Marina G Martynova, Valery A Pospelov, Tatiana V Pospelova
The Ras-Raf-MEK-ERK pathway plays a central role in tumorigenesis and is a target for anticancer therapy. The successful strategy based on the activation of cell death in Ras-expressing cells is associated with the suppression of kinases involved in Ras pathway. However, activation of cytoprotective autophagy overcomes antiproliferative effect of the inhibitors and develops drug resistance. We studied whether cellular senescence induced by HDAC inhibitor sodium butyrate in E1a+cHa-Ras-transformed rat embryo fibroblasts (ERas) and A549 human Ki-Ras mutated lung adenocarcinoma cells would enhance the tumor suppressor effect of MEK/ERK inhibition...
November 14, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140271/molecular-targeted-therapies-for-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-and-its-resistance-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Toshimitsu Yamaoka, Motoi Ohba, Tohru Ohmori
Cancer therapies targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), such as small-molecule kinase inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, have been developed as standard therapies for several cancers, such as non-small cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Although these therapies can significantly prolong progression-free survival, curative effects are not often achieved because of intrinsic and/or acquired resistance. The resistance mechanisms to EGFR-targeted therapies can be categorized as resistant gene mutations, activation of alternative pathways, phenotypic transformation, and resistance to apoptotic cell death...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140182/tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-cxcl12-modulate-proliferation-and-chemotherapy-sensitivity-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-co-cultured-with-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Roland Christian Schelker, Sabine Iberl, Gunnar Müller, Christina Hart, Wolfgang Herr, Jochen Grassinger
OBJECTIVES: Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) play a central role within the bone marrow (BM) niche, supporting hematopoiesis via soluble factors like cytokines and chemokines. In our study, we sought to investigate the effect of blocking transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and C-X-C motif chemokine 12 (CXCL12) receptor CXCR4 on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells in an MSC co-culture system. METHODS: Human MSCs were obtained by BM aspirates and their phenotype and functional properties were confirmed in vitro...
November 15, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140165/improved-total-body-irradiation-survival-by-delivery-of-two-radiation-mitigators-that-target-distinct-cell-death-pathways
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Justin Steinman, Michael Epperly, Wen Hou, John Willis, Hong Wang, Renee Fisher, Bing Liu, Ivet Bahar, Travis McCaw, Valerian Kagan, Hulya Bayir, Jian Yu, Peter Wipf, Song Li, M Saiful Huq, Joel S Greenberger
The acute lethality of total-body irradiation (TBI) involves damage to multiple organs, including bone marrow and intestine. Ionizing radiation mitigators that are effective when delivered 24 h or later after TBI include the anti-apoptotic drug, JP4-039 and the anti-necroptotic drug, necrostatin-1. In contrast to effective delivery of JP4-039 at 24 h after TBI, necrostatin-1 is most effective when delivery is delayed until 48 h, a time that correlates with the elevation of necroptosis-inducing inflammatory cytokines and necroptosis-induced serine phosphorylation of receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase-3 (RIP3) in tissues...
November 15, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140163/hsp70s-enhance-a-phytophthora-infestans-effector-induced-cell-death-via-a-mapk-cascade-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
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Joohyun Lee, So Eui Lee, SooHyun Oh, Eunyoung Seo, Doil Choi
A destructive pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, secretes hundreds of effectors for successful survival in its host plants. The effectors modulate plant defense system at diverse cellular compartments to take an advantage of pathogen survivals. There were a few researches shown the mode-of-action of each effectors and their interacting proteins in plant cells. Here, we investigated the mode-of-action of a P. infestans effector, Pi23226, which induces cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana. To identify its host factors, we performed co-immunoprecipitation and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and selected members of HSP70 as candidates...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140156/conditioned-medium-from-human-gingival-mesenchymal-stem-cells-protects-motor-neuron-like-nsc-34-cells-against-scratch-injury-induced-cell-death
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Thangavelu Soundara Rajan, Francesca Diomede, Placido Bramanti, Oriana Trubiani, Emanuela Mazzon
Neuronal cell death is a normal process during central nervous system (CNS) development and is also involved in the death of motor neurons in diverse spinal motor neuron degenerative diseases. Here, we investigated the neuroprotective effect of secretory factors released from human gingival mesenchymal stem cells (hGMSCs) in mechanically injured murine motor-neuron-like NSC-34 cells. The cells were exposed to scratch injury and the markers for apoptosis and oxidative stress were examined. Immunocytochemistry results showed that proapoptotic markers cleaved caspase-3 and Bax were elevated while anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 was suppressed in scratch-injured NSC-34 cells...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139614/human-dental-stem-cell-derived-transgene-free-ipscs-generate-functional-neurons-via-embryoid-body-mediated-and-direct-induction-methods
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Ikbale El Ayachi, Jun Zhang, Xiao-Ying Zou, Zongdong Yu, Wei Wei, Kristen M S O'Connell, George T-J Huang
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) give rise to neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs), serving as a good source for neural regeneration. Here, we established transgene-free (TF) iPSCs from dental stem cells (DSCs) and determined their capacity to differentiate into functional neurons in vitro. Generated TF iPSCs from stem cells of apical papilla (SCAP) and dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) underwent two methods -- embryoid body (EB)-mediated and direct induction, to guide TF-DSC iPSCs along with H9 or H9 Syn-GFP (human embryonic stem cells) into functional neurons in vitro...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139562/lncrna-ghet1-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-promotes-cell-proliferation-by-silencing-klf2
#17
Li Jin, Yangke He, Shijia Tang, Shan Huang
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been identified as one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) attract much attention of researchers, and they are demonstrated to be dysregulated in a variety of cancers, including HCC. LncRNA gastric carcinoma high expressed transcript 1 lncRNA GHET1 is found to be dysregulated in gastric cancer (GC). However, its clinical value and potential biological function in HCC remains unclear...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139554/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-new-strategies-to-checkmate-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Ruairi A M Wilson, T R Jeffry Evans, Alasdair R Fraser, Robert J B Nibbs
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte-Associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) or Programmed cell Death protein 1 (PD-1) receptors have demonstrated remarkable efficacy in subsets of patients with malignant disease. This emerging treatment modality holds great promise for future cancer treatment and has engaged pharmaceutical research interests in tumour immunology. While ICIs can induce rapid and durable responses in some patients, identifying predictive factors for effective clinical responses has proven challenging...
November 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139549/elevated-potassium-outward-currents-in-hyperoxia-treated-atrial-cardiomyocytes
#19
Z Vysotskaya, B Chidipi, J L Rodgers, X Tang, E Samal, N Kolliputi, S Mohapatra, E S Bennett, S K Panguluri
Supplementation of 100% oxygen is a very common intervention in intensive care units (ICU) and critical care centers for patients with dysfunctional lung and lung disorders. Although there is advantage in delivering sufficient levels of oxygen, hyperoxia is reported to be directly associated with increasing in-hospital deaths. Our previous studies reported ventricular and electrical remodeling in hyperoxia treated mouse hearts, and in this article, for the first time, we are investigating the effects of hyperoxia on atrial electrophysiology using whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology experiments along with assessment of Kv1...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139486/simple-and-rapid-colorimetric-detection-of-melanoma-circulating-tumor-cells-using-bifunctional-magnetic-nanoparticles
#20
Junrong Li, Jing Wang, Yuling Wang, Matt Trau
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a promising biomarker for monitoring cancer metastasis and therapy response. However, the rarity and inherent fragility of CTCs pose great challenges for CTC detection. Currently, CTC detection requires advanced instruments that might be inaccessible in most hospitals or labs. To allow simple and rapid CTC detection, we propose a sensor platform that relies only on the intrinsic properties of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) including rapid separation as well as nanozyme activity...
November 15, 2017: Analyst
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