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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648039/-effects-of-combined-application-of-culture-supernatant-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-ciprofloxacin-on-staphylococcus-aureus-in-vitro
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B Zhou, H L Tu, T Ba, L F Wang, S J Wang, S Y Nie
Objective: To explore the effects of combined application of culture supernatant of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) and ciprofloxacin on Staphylococcus aureus (SA) in vitro. Methods: hUCMSCs were isolated from umbilical cord tissue of full-term healthy fetus after cesarean section and cultured. Cells in the third passage were used in the experiments after identification. SA strains isolated from wounds of burn patients in our burn wards were used in the experiments. Cells were divided into 0, 10, 100, and 1 000 ng/mL lipopolysaccharide (LPS) groups according to the random number table (the same dividing method below)...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648026/-serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-an-important-predictor-for-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#2
D L Luo, C J Zhang, Y G Huang, T Huang, H Z Li
Objective: The growing body of literature showed a link between uric acid and pulmonary hypertension (PH), but the impact of hyperuremia on outcome of patients with PH has not been well defined. Therefore, the present study was performed to analyze the impact of uric acid on outcome of PH patients. Methods: One hundred seventy-three PH patients (112 females, mean age 38 years old), who were hospitalized in our department between January 2010 and December 2015, were included in our study, the PH diagnosis was made based on right heart catheterization examination result (mean pulmonary artery pressure≥25 mmHg(1 mmHg=0...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647987/-distribution-of-hiv-1-subtypes-among-foreign-patients-in-guangzhou-between-2008-and-2010-and-in-2015
#3
Z G Han, H Wu, C Y Liang, K Gao, H X Mai, Y S Cai, H F Xu
Objective: To understand the characteristic of subtype distribution among foreigners who were living with HIV-1, in Guangzhou. Methods: HIV-1 RNAs were extracted from 114 serum specimens in foreigners diagnosed with HIV-1 infections between 2008 and 2010, and in 2015. Partial pol gene of HIV-1 genome from these RNA samples were amplified by nested reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (nested-PCR) with nucleotide sequenced. Subsequently, phylogenetic tree was reconstructed using the pol sequences of samples and references...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647985/-discriminatory-power-of-variable-number-on-tandem-repeats-loci-for-genotyping-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-in-china
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H X Chen, C Cai, J Y Liu, Z G Zhang, M Yuan, J N Jia, Z G Sun, H R Huang, J M Gao, W M Li
Objective: Using the standard genotype method, variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR), we constructed a VNTR database to cover all provinces and proposed a set of optimized VNTR loci combinations for each province, in order to improve the preventive and control programs on tuberculosis, in China. Methods: A total of 15 loci VNTR was used to analyze 4 116 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, isolated from national survey of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, in 2007. Hunter-Gaston Index (HGI) was also used to analyze the discriminatory power of each VNTR site...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647921/proteome-profile-of-aspergillus-terreus-conidia-at-germinating-stage-identification-of-probable-virulent-factors-and-enzymes-from-mycotoxin-pathways
#5
Raman Thakur, Jata Shankar
Aspergillus terreus is an emerging opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes invasive aspergillosis in immunocompromised individuals. The main risk group of individuals for this organism is leukopenic patients, individuals having cancers, bone marrow transplant persons and those who have immunological disorders. The lack of early diagnostic marker for A. terreus and intrinsic resistance to Amphotericin B, further limits the successful therapy of A. terreus-associated infections. The germination of inhaled conidia is the key step to establish successful invasion in host tissues or organs...
June 24, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647905/time-dependent-leaf-proteome-alterations-of-brachypodium-distachyon-in-response-to-drought-stress
#6
Ozge Tatli, Bahar Sogutmaz Ozdemir, Gizem Dinler Doganay
For the first time, a comprehensive proteome analysis was conducted on Brachypodium leaves under drought stress. Gradual changes in response to drought stress were monitored. Drought is one of the major stress factors that dramatically affect the agricultural productivity worldwide. Improving the yield under drought is an urgent challenge in agriculture. Brachypodium distachyon is a model species for monocot plants such as wheat, barley and several potential biofuel grasses. In the current study, a comprehensive proteome analysis was conducted on Brachypodium leaves under different levels of drought application...
June 24, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647878/selection-of-zygosaccharomyces-rouxii-strains-resistant-to-cadmium-with-improved-removal-abilities-through-ultraviolet-diethyl-sulfate-cooperative-mutagenesis
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Yu Liu, Ying Xu, Dongfeng Wang, Wei Jiang
Cd(2+) resistance and bioaccumulation capacity were selected from parental Zygosaccharomyces rouxii (CRZ-0) while maintaining NaCl tolerance using protoplast mutagenesis technology. Ultraviolet-diethyl sulfate (UV-DES) cooperative mutagenesis, followed by preliminary screening and rescreening, was used to select the mutant strain CRZ-9. CRZ-9 grew better than CRZ-0 in YPD medium with 20 or 50 mg L(-1) of Cd(2+). Scanning electron microscopy observations and flow cytometry tests indicated that CRZ-9 was more effective at eliminating reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by Cd(2+), which led to less cellular structural damage and lower lethality...
June 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647840/interaction-of-ferulic-acid-with-glutathione-s-transferase-and-carboxylesterase-genes-in-the-brown-planthopper-nilaparvata-lugens
#8
Jun Yang, Xiao-Qin Sun, Shu-Ying Yan, Wen-Jun Pan, Mao-Xin Zhang, Qing-Nian Cai
Plant phenolics are crucial defense phytochemicals against herbivores and glutathione S-transferase (GST) and carboxylesterase (CarE) in herbivorous insects are well-known detoxification enzymes for such xenobiotics. To understand relationship between a plant phenolic and herbivore GST or CarE genes, we evaluated the relationship between a rice phenolic ferulic acid and resistance to brown planthopper (BPH, Nilaparvata lugens), and investigated the interaction of ferulic acid with GST or CarE genes in BPH. The results indicate that ferulic acid content in tested rice varieties was highly associated with resistance to BPH...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647758/a-meta-analysis-of-quantitative-trait-loci-for-abiotic-and-biotic-stress-resistance-in-tetraploid-cotton
#9
Abdelraheem Abdelraheem, Feng Liu, Mingzhou Song, Jinfa F Zhang
The number and location of mapped quantitative trait loci (QTL) depend on genetic populations and testing environments. The identification of consistent QTL across genetic backgrounds and environments is a pre-requisite to marker-assisted selection. This study analyzed a total of 661 abiotic and biotic stress resistance QTL based on our previous work and other publications using the meta-analysis software Biomercator. It identified chromosomal regions containing QTL clusters for different resistance traits and hotspots for a particular resistance trait in cotton from 98 QTL for drought tolerance under greenhouse (DT) and 150 QTL in field conditions (FDT), 80 QTL for salt tolerance in the greenhouse conditions (ST), 201 QTL for resistance to Verticillium wilt (VW, Verticillium dahliae), 47 QTL for resistance to Fusarium wilt (FW, Fusarium oxysporum f...
June 24, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647739/antipsychotic-induced-dopamine-supersensitivity-psychosis-pharmacology-criteria-and-therapy
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Guy Chouinard, Anne-Noël Samaha, Virginie-Anne Chouinard, Charles-Siegfried Peretti, Nobuhisa Kanahara, Masayuki Takase, Masaomi Iyo
The first-line treatment for psychotic disorders remains antipsychotic drugs with receptor antagonist properties at D2-like dopamine receptors. However, long-term administration of antipsychotics can upregulate D2 receptors and produce receptor supersensitivity manifested by behavioral supersensitivity to dopamine stimulation in animals, and movement disorders and supersensitivity psychosis (SP) in patients. Antipsychotic-induced SP was first described as the emergence of psychotic symptoms with tardive dyskinesia (TD) and a fall in prolactin levels following drug discontinuation...
June 24, 2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647674/in-pregnancy-increased-maternal-stai-trait-stress-score-shows-decreased-insulin-sensitivity-and-increased-stress-hormones
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Georgios Valsamakis, Dimitrios C Papatheodorou, Nikolaos Chalarakis, N Nikolaos Vrachnis, Elpida J Sidiropoulou, Maria Manolikaki, Aimilia Mantzou, Alexandra Margeli, Ioannis Papassotiriou, George P Chrousos, George Mastorakos
INTRODUCTION: Chronic or acute stressors influence maternal and fetal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axes (HPA) during pregnancy. In this study, the effect of maternal stress into maternal insulin sensitivity was investigated during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-two pregnant women [aged 27.1±2.5 (mean±SD) yrs; BMI=25±2.2kg/m(2)] had at the 2(nd) and 3(rd) trimesters anthropometry, fasting blood samples (cortisol, Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH), active amylin, Interleukin (IL6)), Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) for glucose and insulin, state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI) trait and state questionnaires (for stress assessment)...
June 13, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647591/chitosan-based-nanocomposites-for-the-repair-of-bone-defects
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L Keller, A Regiel-Futyra, M Gimeno, S Eap, G Mendoza, V Andreu, Q Wagner, A Kyzioł, V Sebastian, G Stochel, M Arruebo, N Benkirane-Jessel
Chitosan scaffolds of different deacetylation degrees, average molecular weights and concentrations reinforced with silica nanoparticles were prepared for bone tissue regeneration. The resulting nanocomposites showed similar pore sizes (<300μm) regardless the deacetylation degree and concentration used in their formulation. Their mechanical compression resistance was increased by a 30% with the addition of silica nanoparticles as nanofillers. The biocompatibility of the three-dimensional chitosan scaffolds was confirmed by the Alamar Blue assay in human primary osteoblasts as well as the formation of cell spheroids indicative of their great potential for bone regeneration...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647567/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-regulates-sorafenib-resistance-via-modulation-of-er-stress-induced-differentiation
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Mark Kin Fai Ma, Eunice Yuen Ting Lau, Doris Hoi Wing Leung, Jessica Lo, Nicole Pui Yu Ho, Lily Kwan Wai Cheng, Stephanie Ma, Chi Ho Lin, John A Copland, Jin Ding, Regina Cheuk Lam Lo, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Terence Kin Wah Lee
We investigated the functional role and clinical significance of Stearoyl CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) mediated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in regulation of liver tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) and sorafenib resistance, aiming to develop a novel therapeutic strategy against hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) METHODS We evaluated the clinic-pathological relevance of SCD1 and its correlation with sorafenib resistance in large cohorts of HCC clinical samples by qPCR and immunohistochemical analyses. Lentiviral-based overexpression and knockdown approaches were performed to characterize functional roles of SCD1 in regulation of liver T-ICs and sorafenib resistance...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647532/carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-community-a-scoping-review
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Ana M Kelly, Barun Mathema, Elaine L Larson
Carbapenem antibiotics are used as a last resort to treat serious Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) infections, however carbapenemase-producing strains of GNB have emerged as a major source of resistance. Owing to the highly transmissible nature of plasmid-borne carbapenemases, numerous reports have warned about the likely spread into the community from healthcare settings. Since the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the community is largely unknown, we conducted a scoping review of the literature to assess the percentage of CRE isolates that could be associated with the community...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647517/proteomics-to-study-macrophage-response-to-viral-infection
#15
Tuula A Nyman, Sampsa Matikainen
Viral infections are a major burden to human and animal health. Immune response against viruses consists of innate and adaptive immunity which are both critical for the eradication of the viral infection. The innate immune system is the first line of defense against viral infections. Proper innate immune response is required for the activation of adaptive, humoral and cell-mediated immunity. Macrophages are innate immune cells which have a central role in detecting viral infections including influenza A and human immunodeficiency viruses...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647496/a-comprehensive-complex-systems-approach-to-the-study-and-analysis-of-mammalian-cell-cycle-control-system-in-the-presence-of-dna-damage-stress
#16
Ali Abroudi, Sandhya Samarasinghe, Don Kulasiri
Not many models of mammalian cell cycle system exist due to its complexity. Some models are too complex and hard to understand, while some others are too simple and not comprehensive enough. Moreover, some essential aspects, such as the response of G1-S and G2-M checkpoints to DNA damage as well as the growth factor signalling, have not been investigated from a systems point of view in current mammalian cell cycle models. To address these issues, we bring a holistic perspective to cell cycle by mathematically modelling it as a complex system consisting of important sub-systems that interact with each other...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647474/antiviral-profiling-of-the-capsid-assembly-modulator-bay41-4109-on-full-length-hbv-genotype-a-h-clinical-isolates-and-core-site-directed-mutants-in-vitro
#17
Jan Martin Berke, Ying Tan, Thierry Verbinnen, Pascale Dehertogh, Karen Vergauwen, Ann Vos, Oliver Lenz, Frederik Pauwels
The HBV core protein represents an attractive target for new antiviral therapies due to its multiple functions within the viral life-cycle. Here, we report the antiviral activity of the capsid assembly modulator (CAM) BAY41-4109 and two nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) on a diverse panel of 54 HBV clinical isolates from genotype (GT) A-H and assessed the impact of core amino acid (aa) substitutions using site-directed mutants (SDMs). The median EC50 values of BAY41-4109 across genotypes ranged from 26 nM in GT G to 215 nM in GT F irrespective of the presence of NA resistance mutations compared to 43 nM for the GT D reference construct...
June 21, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647392/a-novel-dual-inhibitor-of-microtubule-and-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibits-survival-of-multiple-myeloma-and-osteoclastogenesis
#18
Manoj K Pandey, Krishne Gowda, Shen-Shu Sung, Thomas Abraham, Tulin Budak-Alpdogan, Giampolo Talamo, Sinisa Dovat, Shantu Amin
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) regulates many vital signaling pathways and play critical role in cell proliferation, survival, migration, and resistance. Earlier we reported that a small molecule KS99 is an inhibitor of tubulin polymerization. In the present study we explored that whether KS99 is a dual inhibitor of BTK and tubulin polymerization. While it is known that BTK is required for clonogenic growth, and resistance; and microtubules are essential for cancer cell growth; dual targeting of these two components has not been explored...
June 21, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647378/leishmaniasis-drug-discovery-recent-progress-and-challenges-in-assay-development
#19
REVIEW
Bilal Zulfiqar, Todd B Shelper, Vicky M Avery
Leishmaniasis, caused by the trypanosomatid protozoan Leishmania, is endemic in 98 countries worldwide, with morbidity and mortality increasing daily. Despite available drugs, leishmaniasis faces the challenge of emerging resistance and toxicity concerns for current drug regimes. Identification of anti-leishmanial compounds representing new chemistry and novel mechanisms of action is essential to populate the drug discovery pipeline. The in vitro assays currently available have shown poor translational outcomes, with high compound attrition rates...
June 21, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647369/synthesis-of-cytochrome-c-oxidase-1-sco1-inhibits-insulin-sensitivity-by-decreasing-copper-levels-in-adipocytes
#20
Xiang-Bo Wei, Liang Guo, Yang Liu, Shui-Rong Zhou, Yuan Liu, Xin Dou, Shao-Yue Du, Meng Ding, Wan-Qiu Peng, Shu-Wen Qian, Hai-Yan Huang, Qi-Qun Tang
Dysregulation of insulin signaling leads to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and other metabolic disorders. Obesity is an important contributor to insulin resistance, and although the understanding of this relationship has improved in recent years, the mechanism of obesity-induced insulin resistance is not completely understood. Disorders of copper metabolism tend to accompany the development of obesity, which increases the risk of insulin resistance. Synthesis of cytochrome c oxidase 1 (SCO1) functions in the assembly of cytochrome c oxidase (COX) and cellular copper homeostasis...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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