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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222464/regulation-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-its-substrate-chemokines-and-their-receptors-in-adipose-tissue-of-ob-ob-mice
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Jihoon Shin, Atsunori Fukuhara, Toshiharu Onodera, Chieko Yokoyama, Michio Otsuki, Iichiro Shimomura
The physiological function of DPP-4 in proteolytic inactivation of incretins has been well established, however, there is limited information on the expression and the significance of DPP-4 in white adipose tissue with regard to obesity. The objective of the work was to reveal the expression and regulation of DPP-4 in adipocytes and compare the expression and activity of DPP-4 in white adipose tissue and several other organs such as the liver, muscle and kidney. We also investigated the gene expression levels of DPP-4 substrate chemokines, and their receptors in white adipose tissue...
February 21, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222430/microrna-218-increases-the-sensitivity-of-bladder-cancer-to-cisplatin-by-targeting-glut1
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Peng Li, Xiao Yang, Yidong Cheng, Xiaolei Zhang, Chengdi Yang, Xiaheng Deng, Pengchao Li, Jun Tao, Haiwei Yang, Jifu Wei, Jingyuan Tang, Wenbo Yuan, Qiang Lu, Xiaoting Xu, Min Gu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MicroRNA-218 (miR-218) is down-regulated in many malignancies that have been implicated in the regulation of diverse processes in cancer cells. However, the involvement of miR-218 in chemo-sensitivity to cisplatin and the precise mechanism of this action remained unknown in bladder cancer. METHODS: qRT-PCR was used to detect miR-218 and its target Glut1 expression in bladder cancer cell lines T24 and EJ. CCK-8 method was utilized to measure the cell viability...
February 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222420/camalexin-induced-cell-membrane-scrambling-and-cell-shrinkage-in-human-erythrocytes
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Mustafa Almasry, Mohamed Jemaà, Morena Mischitelli, Florian Lang, Caterina Faggio
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The thaliana phytoalexin Camalexin has been proposed for the treatment of malignancy. Camalexin counteracts tumor growth in part by stimulation of suicidal death or apoptosis of tumor cells. Similar to apoptosis of nucleated cells, erythrocytes may enter suicidal death or eryptosis, which is characterized by cell shrinkage and cell membrane scrambling with phosphatidylserine translocation to the erythrocyte surface. Cellular mechanisms contributing to the complex machinery executing eryptosis include increase of cytosolic Ca2+ activity ([Ca2+]i), oxidative stress, ceramide, protein kinase C and caspases...
February 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222398/isolation-of-a-new-resorcinolic-lipid-from-mangifera-zeylanica-hook-f-bark-and-its-cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-potential
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Meran Keshawa Ediriweera, Kamani Hemamala Tennekoon, Sameera Ranganath Samarakoon, Achyut Adhikari, Ira Thabrew, E Dilip de Silva
Mangifera zeylanica is a plant endemic to Sri Lanka and its bark has been used in traditional medicine to treat some cancers. This study was aimed to isolate potentially cytotoxic compound/s from the hexane extract of the bark of M. zeylanica by bio-activity guided fractionation. The structure of the isolated compound (1) was elucidated using (1)H, (13)C NMR and mass spectrometric techniques. Compound 1 was identified as a new resorcinolic lipid (5-((8Z, 11Z, 14Z)-hexatriaconta-8, 11, 14-trienyl) benzene-1,3-diol)...
February 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222365/the-cessation-of-the-long-term-exposure-to-low-doses-of-mercury-ameliorates-the-increase-in-systolic-blood-pressure-and-vascular-damage-in-rats
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Danize Aparecida Rizzetti, João Guilherme Dini Torres, Alyne Goulart Escobar, Taiz Martins da Silva, Paola Zambelli Moraes, Raquel Hernanz, Franck Maciel Peçanha, Marta Miguel Castro, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Mercedes Salaices, Maria Jesús Alonso, Giulia Alessandra Wiggers
This study aimed to verify whether a prolonged exposure to low-level mercury promotes haemodynamic disorders and studied the reversibility of this vascular damage. Rats were divided into seven groups: three control groups received saline solution (im) for 30, 60 or 90 days; two groups received HgCl2 (im, first dose, 4.6μg/kg, subsequent doses 0.07μg/kg/day) for 30 or 60 days; two groups received HgCl2 for 30 or 60 days (im, same doses) followed by a 30-day washout period. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was measured, along with analysis of vascular response to acetylcholine (ACh) and phenylephrine (Phe) in the absence and presence of endothelium, a nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor, an NADPH oxidase inhibitor, superoxide dismutase, a non-selective cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitor and an AT1 receptor blocker...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222350/a-thdreb-gene-from-tamarix-hispida-improved-the-salt-and-drought-tolerance-of-transgenic-tobacco-and-t-%C3%A2-hispida
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Guiyan Yang, Lili Yu, Kaimin Zhang, Yulin Zhao, Yucong Guo, Caiqiu Gao
Dehydration-responsive element-binding (DREB) transcription factors are important abiotic stress tolerance related genes, and some reports on the roles of DREB have primarily addressed herbal plants. To explore the abiotic stress tolerance role of DREB (ThDREB) from Tamarix hispida, a ThDREB gene with a complete ORF of 783 bp that encodes a 28.74 kDa protein with 260 amino acids, was isolated and functionally annotated. ThDREB expression was highly induced by NaCl, PEG, NaHCO3 and CdCl2 treatments, and the highest expression level (369...
February 10, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222349/aldo-keto-reductase-1-akr1-protect-cellular-enzymes-from-salt-stress-by-detoxifying-reactive-cytotoxic-compounds
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Ramu S Vemanna, K C Babitha, Jayant K Solanki, V Amarnatha Reddy, S K Sarangi, M Udayakumar
Cytotoxic compounds like reactive carbonyl compounds such as methylglyoxal (MG), melandialdehyde (MDA), besides the ROS accumulate significantly at higher levels under salinity stress conditions and affect lipids and proteins that inhibit plant growth and productivity. The detoxification of these cytotoxic compounds by overexpression of NADPH-dependent Aldo-ketoreductase (AKR1) enzyme enhances the salinity stress tolerance in tobacco. The PsAKR1 overexpression plants showed higher survival and chlorophyll content and reduced MDA, H2O2, and MG levels under NaCl stress...
February 13, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222320/antioxidant-polymorphisms-do-not-influence-the-risk-of-epilepsy-or-its-drug-resistance-after-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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Katarina Esih, Katja Goričar, Vita Dolžan, Zvonka Rener-Primec
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate if common functional antioxidant polymorphisms are associated with epilepsy after neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The antioxidant enzymes manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD2), glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPX1) and catalase (CAT) represent the primary defence mechanism against reactive oxygen species (ROS). Evidence suggests that genetic variants in antioxidant enzymes could influence susceptibility to epilepsy, but to date the relationship between them remains unclear...
February 3, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222108/oxidative-stress-mediated-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-phosphorylation-upregulates-p62-sqstm1-and-promotes-retinal-pigmented-epithelial-cell-survival-through-increased-autophagy
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Chunjuan Song, Sayak K Mitter, Xiaoping Qi, Eleni Beli, Haripriya V Rao, Jindong Ding, Colin S Ip, Hongmei Gu, Debra Akin, William A Dunn, Catherine Bowes Rickman, Alfred S Lewin, Maria B Grant, Michael E Boulton
p62 is a scaffolding adaptor implicated in the clearance of protein aggregates by autophagy. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can either stimulate or inhibit NFκB-mediated gene expression influencing cellular fate. We studied the effect of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-mediated oxidative stress and NFκB signaling on p62 expression in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and investigated its role in regulation of autophagy and RPE survival against oxidative damage. Cultured human RPE cell line ARPE-19 and primary human adult and fetal RPE cells were exposed to H2O2-induced oxidative stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221765/design-of-macroscopically-ordered-liquid-crystalline-hydrogel-columns-knitted-with-nanosilver-for-topical-applications
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Sudha Janardhanan Devaki, Reshma Lali Raveendran, Nishanth Kumar Sasidharan
Design of liquid crystalline hydrogels knitted with silver nanoparticles in macroscopic ordering are becoming subject of research interest due to their promising multifunctional applications in biomedical and opto-electronic applications. The present work describes the development of liquid crystalline Schiff-based hydrogel decorated with silver nanoparticles and demonstration of its antifungal applications. Schiff base was prepared from polyglucanaldehyde and chitosan and the former was prepared by the oxidation of amylose (polyglucopyranose) isolated from abundantly available unutilised jackfruit seed starch...
February 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221139/how-do-stones-form-is-unification-of-theories-on-stone-formation-possible
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Victoria Y Bird, Saeed R Khan
There are two basic pathways for formation of calcium based kidney stones. Most idiopathic calcium oxalate (CaOx) stones are formed in association with sub-epithelial plaques of calcium phosphate (CaP), known as Randall's plaques, on renal papillary surfaces. Crystal formation and retention within the terminal collecting ducts, the ducts of Bellini, leading to the formation of Randall's plugs, is the other pathway. Both pathways require supersaturation leading to crystallization, regulated by various crystallization modulators produced in response to changing urinary conditions...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221027/assessing-the-biocidal-activity-and-investigating-the-mechanism-of-oligo-p-phenylene-ethynylenes
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Jing Wang, Lian-Gang Zhuo, Wei Liao, Xia Yang, Zhenghua Tang, Yue Chen, Shunzhong Luo, Zhijun Zhou
A number of oligo-p-phenylene-ethynylenes (OPEs) have exhibited excellent biocidal activity against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. While cell death may occur in the dark, these biocidal compounds are far more effective in the light as a result of their abilities to generate cell-damaging reactive oxygen species. In this study, the interactions of four OPEs with E.coli and S.aureus have been investigated. Compared to the OPEs with quaternary ammonium salts (Q-OPE), the OPEs with tertiary ammonium (T-OPE) effectively kills many more bacterial cells under light irradiation, presumably by severe perturbations of the bacterial cell wall and cytoplasmic membrane...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220904/recent-advances-in-occupational-and-environmental-health-hazards-of-workers-exposed-to-gasoline-compounds
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REVIEW
Christopher E Ekpenyong, Asuquo E Asuquo
The impact of health and environmental hazards, associated with the constituents of gasoline, on occupationally exposed workers has been recorded over the past few decades. However, the scientific literature on their pathogenic potential remains incomplete, which could affect the current understanding of the associated health risks. This review provides current information based on recently improved research techniques to evaluate gasoline toxicity profiles for humans. Our current knowledge provides insight into the intricate mechanism of gasoline-induced adverse effects, including the formation of reactive metabolites via bio-activation and subsequent generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative stress, which are involved in multiple mechanisms that are central to the aetiology of gasoline-induced toxicity...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220697/near-infrared-activated-upconversion-nanoprobes-for-sensitive-endogenous-zn2-detection-and-selective-on-demand-photodynamic-therapy
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Ping Hu, Rui Wang, Lei Zhou, Lei Chen, Qingsheng Wu, Ming-Yong Han, Ahmed Mohamed El-Toni, Dongyuan Zhao, Fan Zhang
As a light-activated non-invasive cancer treatment paradigm, photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been attracting extensive attentions because of its high treatment efficacy and low side effects. Especially, spatiotemporal control of singlet oxygen (1O2) release is highly desirable for realizing on-demand PDT, which, however, still remains a huge challenge. To address this issue, a novel switchable near infrared (NIR)-responsive upconversion nanoprobe has been firstly designed and successfully applied for controlled PDT that can be optically activated by tumor-associated disruption of labile Zn2+ (denoted as Zn2+ in the following words) homeostasis stimuli...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220436/chitin-triggered-mapk-activation-and-ros-generation-in-rice-suspension-cultured-cells
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Koji Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kawasaki
Suspension-cultured cells respond sensitively to a number of stimuli including pathogen-derived molecules. Therefore, they are used in a simple, single-cell model system in order to gain insights into immune signaling pathways in rice. Here we describe protocols for studying chitin-induced MAPK activation and ROS generation in rice suspension-cultured cells.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220423/leeix2-interactors-analysis-and-eix-mediated-responses-measurement
#16
Meirav Leibman-Markus, Silvia Schuster, Adi Avni
Plant-pathogen interactions involve a large number of wide regulatory systems, necessary for plant defense responses against pathogen attack. The fungal protein ethylene-inducing xylanase (EIX) elicits defense responses in specific cultivars of tobacco and tomato. The response to EIX is controlled by a single locus encoding for LeEIX2, a leucine-rich-repeat receptor-like-protein (LRR-RLP). As an RLP, LeEIX2 does not possess an obvious cytoplasmic signaling moiety such as a kinase domain. To study LeEIX2 mode of action, it is essential to identify the potential interactors involved after EIX perception...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220421/analysis-of-pamp-triggered-ros-burst-in-plant-immunity
#17
Yuying Sang, Alberto P Macho
The plant perception of pathogen-associated molecular patterns triggers a plethora of cellular immune responses. One of these responses is a rapid and transient burst of reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediated by plasma membrane-localized NADPH oxidases. The ROS burst requires a functional receptor complex and the contribution of several additional regulatory components. In laboratory conditions, the ROS burst can be detected a few minutes after the treatment with an immunogenic microbial elicitor. For these reasons, the elicitor-triggered ROS burst has been often exploited as readout to probe the contribution of plant components to early immune responses...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220271/anandamide-oxidative-metabolism-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-apoptosis
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M Almada, B M Fonseca, C Amaral, M Diniz-da-Costa, G Correia-da-Silva, N Teixeira
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) has been recognized as a crucial player in human reproduction. Changes in the levels of anandamide (AEA), the main endocannabinoid (eCB), negatively affect reproductive events, such as implantation, decidualization and placentation. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is a major enzyme expressed in the endometrium and its involvement in female reproductive system has evolved over the last few years. Currently, COX-2 oxidative metabolism is emerging as a key mediator of AEA-induced actions...
February 20, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220193/hsa-mir-4485-regulates-mitochondrial-functions-and-inhibits-the-tumorigenicity-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Lakshmi Sripada, Kritarth Singh, Anastasiya V Lipatova, Aru Singh, Paresh Prajapati, Dhanendra Tomar, Khyati Bhatelia, Milton Roy, Rochika Singh, Madan M Godbole, Peter M Chumakov, Rajesh Singh
The modulation of mitochondrial functions is important for maintaining cellular homeostasis. Mitochondria essentially depend on the import of RNAs and proteins encoded by the nuclear genome. MicroRNAs encoded in the nucleus can translocate to mitochondria and target the genome, affecting mitochondrial function. Here, we analyzed the role of miR-4485 in the regulation of mitochondrial functions. We showed that miR-4485 translocated to mitochondria where its levels varied in response to different stress conditions...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220130/drought-induced-changes-in-growth-osmolyte-accumulation-and-antioxidant-metabolism-of-three-maize-hybrids
#20
Shakeel A Anjum, Umair Ashraf, Mohsin Tanveer, Imran Khan, Saddam Hussain, Babar Shahzad, Ali Zohaib, Farhat Abbas, Muhammad F Saleem, Iftikhar Ali, Long C Wang
Consequences of drought stress in crop production systems are perhaps more deleterious than other abiotic stresses under changing climatic scenarios. Regulations of physio-biochemical responses of plants under drought stress can be used as markers for drought stress tolerance in selection and breeding. The present study was conducted to appraise the performance of three different maize hybrids (Dong Dan 80, Wan Dan 13, and Run Nong 35) under well-watered, low, moderate and SD conditions maintained at 100, 80, 60, and 40% of field capacity, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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