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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927141/catalpol-promotes-cellular-apoptosis-in-human-hct116-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-microrna-200-and-the-downregulation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Lan Liu, Hongwei Gao, Hongbo Wang, Yuan Zhang, Weihua Xu, Sen Lin, Hongjuan Wang, Qiong Wu, Jianqiang Guo
Catalpol is an effective active ingredient that functions as a diuretic and laxative, and exhibits blood sugar-lowering, liver protective, anti-aging and anticancer effects. In traditional Chinese medicine, catalpol is believed to be Yin nourishing. The anticancer effect of catalpol on human HCT116 colorectal cancer cells were investigated and the mechanism of action was evaluated. Cellular viability was detected using an MTT assay. Caspase-3 and caspase-9 activity, cellular apoptosis and nucleic morphology were analyzed using caspase-3 and caspase-9 activity assay kits, flow cytometric assays and DAPI staining assay, respectively...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927121/the-role-of-jagged1-notch-pathway-mediated-angiogenesis-of-hepatocarcinoma-cells-in-vitro-and-the-effects-of-the-spleen-invigorating-and-blood-stasis-removing-recipe
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Juze Lin, Yongxin Lin, Le Su, Qiao Su, Wei Guo, Xuhui Huang, Changjun Wang, Lizhu Lin
The objective of this study was to observe the effect of Jagged1/Notch pathway-mediated angiogenesis on the in vitro proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma cells, and the effect and possible mechanism of the spleen-invigorating and blood stasis-removing recipe. Spleen-invigorating and blood stasis-removing recipe serum from SPF grade nude mice was prepared, and the fingerprint of the drugs of the spleen-invigorating and blood stasis-removing recipe and drug serum were identified by HPLC. SMMC-7721 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells were divided into the normal control group, DAPT inhibitor control group, and drug serum group according to the different treatments...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927117/salvia-miltiorrhiza-extract-inhibits-tpa-induced-mmp-9-expression-and-invasion-through-the-mapk-ap-1-signaling-pathway-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
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Jeong-Mi Kim, Eun-Mi Noh, Hyun-Kyung Song, Minok Lee, Soo Ho Lee, Sueng Hyuk Park, Chan-Keun Ahn, Guem-San Lee, Eui-Baek Byun, Beom-Su Jang, Kang-Beom Kwon, Young-Rae Lee
Cancer cell invasion is crucial for metastasis. A major factor in the capacity of cancer cell invasion is the activation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), which degrades the extracellular matrix. Salvia miltiorrhiza has been used as a promotion for blood circulation to remove blood stasis. Numerous previous studies have demonstrated that S. miltiorrhiza extracts (SME) decrease lipid levels and inhibit inflammation. However, the mechanism behind the effect of SME on breast cancer invasion has not been identified...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926628/application-of-raman-spectroscopy-in-type-2-diabetes-screening-in-blood-using-leucine-and-isoleucine-amino-acids-as-biomarkers-and-in-comparative-anti-diabetic-drugs-efficacy-studies
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Zephania Birech, Peter Waweru Mwangi, Fredrick Bukachi, Keith Makori Mandela
Diabetes is an irreversible condition characterized by elevated blood glucose levels. Currently, there are no predictive biomarkers for this disease and the existing ones such as hemoglobin A1c and fasting blood glucose are used only when diabetes symptoms are noticed. The objective of this work was first to explore the potential of leucine and isoleucine amino acids as diabetes type 2 biomarkers using their Raman spectroscopic signatures. Secondly, we wanted to explore whether Raman spectroscopy can be applied in comparative efficacy studies between commercially available anti-diabetic drug pioglitazone and the locally used anti-diabetic herbal extract Momordica spinosa (Gilg...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926566/guidelines-for-the-management-of-a-brain-death-donor-in-the-rhesus-macaque-a-translational-transplant-model
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Tiffany J Zens, Juan S Danobeitia, Peter J Chlebeck, Laura J Zitur, Scott Odorico, Kevin Brunner, Jennifer Coonen, Saverio Capuano, Anthony M D'Alessandro, Kristina Matkowskyj, Weixiong Zhong, Jose Torrealba, Luis Fernandez
INTRODUCTION: The development of a translatable brain death animal model has significant potential to advance not only transplant research, but also the understanding of the pathophysiologic changes that occur in brain death and severe traumatic brain injury. The aim of this paper is to describe a rhesus macaque model of brain death designed to simulate the average time and medical management described in the human literature. METHODS: Following approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, a brain death model was developed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926512/orthosiphon-stamineus-misai-kucing-ameliorated-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-in-rat-model
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Rubiatul Adawiyah Bokhari, Seng Fong Lau, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Orthosiphon stamineus (OS) or Misai Kucing (Java tea) is a popular herbal supplement from Southeast Asia for various metabolic, age-related diseases. This study investigated the potential use of OS leaf extracts to ameliorate osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats. METHODS: Fifty-six female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into eight groups (n = 7): SHAM (healthy sham control); OVX (ovarietomized) nontreated rats (negative control); OVX + Remifemin (100 mg/kg body weight), and 2% green tea extract (positive controls); OVX + OS 50% ethanolic and aqueous extracts, both at either 150 or 300 mg/kg...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926402/reversing-hiv-latency-via-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-signaling
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Charline Duquenne, Sandrine Gimenez, Adeline Guigues, Benjamin Viala, Caroline Boulouis, Clément Mettling, Damien Maurel, Noëlie Campos, Etienne Doumazane, Laetitia Comps-Agrar, Jamal Tazi, Laurent Prézeau, Pierre Corbeau, Vincent François
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we looked for a new family of latency reversing agents. DESIGN: We searched for G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) coexpressed with CCR5 in primary CD4+ T cells that activate infected cells and boost HIV production. METHODS: GPCR coexpression was unveiled by RT-PCR. We used FRET to analyze the dimerization with CCR5 of the expressed GPCR. Viral entry was measured by flow cytometry, reverse transcription by quantitative PCR, NFkB translocation by immunofluorescence, LTR activation using a gene reporter assay, and viral production by p24 quantification...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926341/maternal-plasma-lpcat-1-mrna-correlates-with-lamellar-body-count
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Robert A Welch, Maurice-Andre Recanati, Kathryn C Welch, Michael K Shaw
Human lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase 1 (hLPCAT1) is a protein which helps produce surfactant in the fetal lung. We previously reported that levels of cell-free fetal mRNA for hLPCAT1 in amniotic fluid are correlated with lamellar body count (LBC) (r2=0.93). This short communication demonstrates that fetal hLPCAT1 mRNA is also present in maternal blood. Its quantity also correlates with amniotic fluid LBC (r2=0.81). Research in maternal plasma hLPCAT1 may assist in understanding fetal and placental maturational processes...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926189/environmental-peer-pressure-cd4-t-cell-help-in-tolerance-and-transplantation
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REVIEW
Dana Tedesco, Arash Grakoui
The liver participates in a multitude of metabolic functions that are critical for sustaining human life. Despite constant encounters with antigenic-rich intestinal blood, oxidative stress and metabolic intermediates, there is no appreciable immune response. Interestingly, patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation benefit from a high rate of graft acceptance in comparison to other solid organ transplant recipients. In fact, co-transplantation of a donor liver in tandem with a rejection-prone graft increases the likelihood of graft acceptance...
September 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926155/idna-screening-disease-vectors-as-vertebrate-samplers
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Arthur Kocher, Benoit De Thoisy, François Catzeflis, Sophie Valiere, Anne-Laure Bañuls, Jérôme Murienne
In the current context of global change and human-induced biodiversity decline, there is an urgent need for developing sampling approaches able to accurately describe the state of biodiversity. Traditional surveys of vertebrate fauna involve time-consuming and skill-demanding field methods. Recently, the use of DNA derived from invertebrate parasites (leeches and blowflies) was suggested as a new tool for vertebrate diversity assessment. Blood meal analyses of arthropod disease vectors have long been performed to describe their feeding behaviour, for epidemiological purposes...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926139/the-synonymous-nucleotide-substitution-rhd-1056c-g-alters-mrna-splicing-associated-with-serologically-weak-d-phenotype
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Sejong Chun, Jae Won Yun, Geon Park, Duck Cho
BACKGROUND: D antigen is one of the most clinically significant blood group antigens. Variation of the RHD gene can cause weak D or partial D phenotypes. While most variations are missense substitutions with amino acid changes, those without are called "silent" or "synonymous" substitutions. Synonymous substitutions often have little effect on the protein, not altering the phenotype. However, effect on splicing can affect end-product protein. We report a new synonymous variation, RHD 1056C>G, that resulted in weak D phenotype, and predicted its effect with various in silico methods...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926106/oroxyloside-inhibits-angiogenesis-through-suppressing-internalization-of-vegfr2-flk-1-in-endothelial-cells
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Kai Zhao, Xiaorui Li, Binyan Lin, Dawei Yang, Yuxin Zhou, Zhiyu Li, Qinglong Guo, Na Lu
Increasing flavonoids have been reported to possess anti-angiogenic effects. Inhibition of angiogenesis plays a critical role in the treatment of cancer, especially in advanced metastatic cancer. In this study, we assessed the effect of Oroxylin A-7-glucuronide (Oroxyloside), a main metabolite of Oroxylin A, on angiogenesis in human endothelial cell-like EA.hy926 cells. Oroxyloside suppressed the migration and tube formation of EA.hy926 cells. Meanwhile, microvessels sprouting from aortic rings and new blood vessels on the chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) were also inhibited...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925895/cardiovascular-drug-therapy-for-human-newborn-review-of-pharmacodynamic-data
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Ebru Ergenekon, Héctor Rojas-Anaya, María Carmen Bravo, Charalampos Kotidis, Liam Mahoney, Heike Rabe
BACKGROUND: Circulatory failure in preterm and term newborn infants is commonly treated with inotropes or vasoactive medications. In this structured literature review, the available data on pharmacodynamic effects of the inotropes adrenaline, dobutamine, dopamine, levosimendan, milrinone, noradrenaline, and the vasoactive drugs vasopressin and hydrocortisone are presented. METHODS: Structured searches were conducted to identify relevant articles according to pre-defined inclusion criteria which were human clinical trials published after 2000...
September 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925879/human-fibronectin-extra-domain-b-edb-speci%C3%AF-c-aptide-aptedb-radiolabelling-with-technetium-99m-as-a-potent-targeted-tumour-imaging-agent
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Mohsen Mohammadgholi, Nourollah Sadeghzadeh, Mostafa Erfani, Saeid Abediankenari, Seyed Mohammad Abedi, Iman Emrarian, Narjes Jafari, Ramezan Behzadi
BACKGROUND: Human fibronectin extra-domain B (EDB) is particularly expressed during angiogenesis progression. It is, thus, a promising marker of tumour growth. Aptides are a novel class of peptides with high-affinity binding to specific protein targets. APTEDB is an antagonist-like ligand that especially interacts with human fibronectin EDB. OBJECTIVE: This study was the first attempt in which the hydrazinonicotinamide (HYNIC)-conjugated APTEDB was labelled with technetium-99m (99mTc) as an appropriate radiotracer and tricine/EDDA exchange labeling ...
September 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925802/higher-prevalence-of-spontaneous-cerebral-vasculopathy-and-cerebral-infarcts-in-a-mouse-model-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Hyacinth I Hyacinth, Courtney L Sugihara, Thomas L Spencer, David R Archer, Andy Y Shih
Stroke is a dramatic complication of sickle cell disease (SCD), which is associated with cerebral vasculopathies including moya moya, intravascular thrombi, cerebral hyperemia, and increased vessel tortuosity. The spontaneous occurrence of these pathologies in the sickle cell mouse model has not been described. Here, we studied Townes humanized sickle cell and age-matched control mice that were 13 months old. We used in vivo two-photon microscopy to assess blood flow dynamics, vascular topology, and evidence of cerebral vasculopathy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925558/endothelial-precursor-cell-crossmatch-using-tie-2-enriched-spleen-cells
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Volker Daniel, Caner Süsal, Sabine Scherer, Hien Tran, Petra Gombos, Karina Trojan, Mahmoud Sadeghi, Christian Morath, Gerhard Opelz
BACKGROUND: Non-HLA-antibodies against human endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) in pre-transplant recipient serum can have a deleterious influence on the graft. EPC enriched from peripheral blood have been commonly used for EPC crossmatching. In the present study, we describe crossmatches using EPC enriched from fresh or frozen-thawed spleen cell preparations, thereby widening the sample source for deceased-donor crossmatching and retrospective studies. METHODS: EPC crossmatches were performed retrospectively using spleen cells and the flow cytometric XM-ONE crossmatch test kit...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925386/5-hydroxymethylcytosine-signatures-in-circulating-cell-free-dna-as-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-human-cancers
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Wenshuai Li, Xu Zhang, Xingyu Lu, Lei You, Yanqun Song, Zhongguang Luo, Jun Zhang, Ji Nie, Wanwei Zheng, Diannan Xu, Yaping Wang, Yuanqiang Dong, Shulin Yu, Jun Hong, Jianping Shi, Hankun Hao, Fen Luo, Luchun Hua, Peng Wang, Xiaoping Qian, Fang Yuan, Lianhuan Wei, Ming Cui, Taiping Zhang, Quan Liao, Menghua Dai, Ziwen Liu, Ge Chen, Katherine Meckel, Sarbani Adhikari, Guifang Jia, Marc B Bissonnette, Xinxiang Zhang, Yupei Zhao, Wei Zhang, Chuan He, Jie Liu
DNA modifications such as 5-methylcytosine (5mC) and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) are epigenetic marks known to affect global gene expression in mammals. Given their prevalence in the human genome, close correlation with gene expression and high chemical stability, these DNA epigenetic marks could serve as ideal biomarkers for cancer diagnosis. Taking advantage of a highly sensitive and selective chemical labeling technology, we report here the genome-wide profiling of 5hmC in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and in genomic DNA (gDNA) of paired tumor and adjacent tissues collected from a cohort of 260 patients recently diagnosed with colorectal, gastric, pancreatic, liver or thyroid cancer and normal tissues from 90 healthy individuals...
September 19, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925377/applied-upper-airway-resistance-instantly-affects-breath-components-a-unique-insight-into-pulmonary-medicine
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Pritam Sukul, Jochen Schubert, Svend Kamysek, Phillip Trefz, Wolfram Miekisch
Respiratory parameters such as flow or rate have complex effects onto exhalation of volatile substances and can hamper clinical interpretation of breath biomarkers. We investigated effects of progressively applied upper-airway resistances onto exhalation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in healthy humans. We performed real-time mass-spectrometric determination of breath volatiles in 50 subjects with parallel non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, breath-resolved spirometry and capnometry during controlled tidal breathing (12 breaths/min)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925367/generation-of-integration-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-gzhmui001-a-by-reprogramming-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-a-47-xxx-syndrome-patient
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Yuchang Chen, Zhanhui Ou, Bing Song, Yexing Xian, Shuming Ouyang, Yuhuan Xie, Yanting Xue, Xiaofang Sun
47, XXX syndrome is one of several sex-chromosomal aneuploidies, and it has an incidence of approximately 1/1000 in newborn females. Because of heterogeneity in X-inactivation, these patients may exhibit a variety of clinical symptoms. Here, we report the generation of an integration-free human induced pluripotent stem cell line (GZHMUi001-A) by using Sendai virus to reprogram peripheral blood mononuclear cells from a 47, XXX syndrome patient with premature ovarian failure. This 47, XXX iPS cell line has characteristics of pluripotent stem cells and is a useful tool for the investigation of this X chromosome aneuploid disease...
August 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925313/hemodynamics-and-oxygen-extraction-in-chronic-large-artery-steno-occlusive-disease-clinical-applications-for-predicting-stroke-risk
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Colin P Derdeyn
Depending on the adequacy of collateral sources of blood flow, arterial stenosis or occlusion may lead to reduced perfusion pressure and ultimately reduced blood flow in the distal territory supplied by that vessel. There are two well-defined compensatory mechanisms to reduced pressure or flow - autoregulatory vasodilation and increased oxygen extraction fraction. Other changes, such as metabolic downregulation, are likely. The positive identification of autoregulatory vasodilation and increased oxygen extraction fraction in humans is an established risk factor for future ischemic stroke in some disease states such as atherosclerotic carotid stenosis and occlusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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