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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719550/does-an-annular-puncture-influence-the-herniation-path-an-in-vitro-mechanical-and-structural-investigation
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Vonne M van Heeswijk, Ashvin Thambyah, Peter A Robertson, Neil D Broom
STUDY DESIGN: A study of mechanically-induced herniation in punctured ovine discs followed by structural analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an annular puncture influences the path that herniation takes by providing direct passage for nucleus through the annulus and therefore whether it increases the risk of acute herniation from overload at the site of damage independent of any longer-term degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: 10 years after treatment with discography both degenerative changes and frequency of herniation have been shown to increase compared to untreated discs...
July 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718378/microrna-613-is-downregulated-in-hcmv-positive-glioblastoma-and-inhibits-tumour-progression-by-targeting-arginase-2
#2
Yan Wang, Peng Zhao, Dongmeng Qian, Ming Hu, Li Zhang, Hailei Shi, Bin Wang
Glioblastoma is the most common and malignant tumour that occurs primarily in nervous system and has a high morbidity. Research on glioblastoma has recently focused on human cytomegalovirus, belonging to the beta subfamily of Herpesviridae that plays crucial roles in cancer development and progression. This study aimed to investigate the role of human cytomegalovirus-associated microRNA-613 in glioblastoma. In this study, we demonstrate that microRNA-613 expression was frequently reduced in human cytomegalovirus-positive glioblastoma specimens/cells compared with human cytomegalovirus-negative glioblastoma tissue/cells, and a significant correlation was observed between the reduction in microRNA-613 expression and the presence of unfavourable variables, including tumour size (p = 0...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718372/mir-592-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-glioma-by-targeting-igfbp2
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Tao Peng, Lixiang Zhou, Hui Qi, Guangming Wang, Yongxin Luan, Ling Zuo
A growing body of evidence suggests that microRNA-592 is involved in tumor initiation and development in several types of human cancers. However, the biological functions and molecular mechanism of microRNA-592 in glioma remain unclear. In this study, we explored the potential role of microRNA-592 in glioma as well as the possible molecular mechanisms. Our results proved that microRNA-592 expression was significantly downregulated in glioma tissues and cell lines (p < 0.01). Functional assays revealed that overexpression of microRNA-592 dramatically reduced the cell proliferation, migration, and invasion and induced cell arrest at G1/G0 phase in vitro...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717998/locust-displacing-winds-in-eastern-australia-reassessed-with-observations-from-an-insect-monitoring-radar
#4
Zhenhua Hao, V Alistair Drake, Leesa Sidhu, John R Taylor
Based on previous investigations, adult Australian plague locusts are believed to migrate on warm nights (with evening temperatures >25 °C), provided daytime flight is suppressed by surface winds greater than the locusts' flight speed, which has been shown to be 3.1 m s(-1). Moreover, adult locusts are believed to undertake briefer 'dispersal' flights on nights with evening temperature >20 °C. To reassess the utility of these conditions for forecasting locust flight, contingency tests were conducted comparing the nights selected on these bases (predicted nights) for the months of November, January, and March and the nights when locust migration were detected with an insect monitoring radar (actual nights) over a 7-year period...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717344/biomaterials-for-4d-stem-cell-culture
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Amber M Hilderbrand, Elisa M Ovadia, Matthew S Rehmann, Prathamesh M Kharkar, Chen Guo, April M Kloxin
Stem cells reside in complex three-dimensional (3D) environments within the body that change with time, promoting various cellular functions and processes such as migration and differentiation. These complex changes in the surrounding environment dictate cell fate yet, until recently, have been challenging to mimic within cell culture systems. Hydrogel-based biomaterials are well suited to mimic aspects of these in vivo environments, owing to their high water content, soft tissue-like elasticity, and often-tunable biochemical content...
August 2016: Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717185/clinical-significance-and-effect-of-lncrna-hoxa11-as-in-nsclc-a-study-based-on-bioinformatics-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-verification
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Yu Zhang, Wen-Jie Chen, Ting-Qing Gan, Xiu-Ling Zhang, Zu-Cheng Xie, Zhi-Hua Ye, Yun Deng, Ze-Feng Wang, Kai-Teng Cai, Shi-Kang Li, Dian-Zhong Luo, Gang Chen
HOXA11 antisense RNA (HOXA11-AS) has been shown to be involved in tumorigenesis and development of different cancers. However, the role of HOXA11-AS in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. In this study, we firstly explored and confirmed the expression of HOXA11-AS in NSCLC tissues and cells. Cytometry, CCK-8, cell scratch, migration, Matrigel invasion and flow cytometry assays were performed to determine the biological impact of HOXA11-AS in vitro. Furthermore, a chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model of NSCLC was constructed to explore the effect of HOXA11-AS on tumorigenicity and angiogenesis in vivo...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717171/the-aspirin-metabolite-salicylate-inhibits-lysine-acetyltransferases-and-muc1-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Harvey R Fernandez, Sara K Lindén
MUC1 is a transmembrane mucin that can promote cancer progression, and its upregulation correlates with a worse prognosis in colon cancer. We examined the effects of overexpression of MUC1 in colon cancer cells, finding that it induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), including enhanced migration and invasion, and increased Akt phosphorylation. When the clones were treated with the aspirin metabolite salicylate, Akt phosphorylation was decreased and EMT inhibited. As the salicylate motif is necessary for the activity of the lysine acetyltransferase (KAT) inhibitor anacardic acid, we hypothesized these effects were associated with the inhibition of KAT activity...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716951/a-calcium-diacylglycerol-stimulated-protein-kinase-c-c-elegans-pkc-2-links-thermal-signals-to-learned-behavior-by-acting-in-a-sensory-neuron-and-intestinal-cells
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Marianne Land, Charles S Rubin
Ca(2+) and diacylglycerol (DAG) activated protein kinase C (cPKC) promotes learning and behavioral plasticity. However, knowledge of in vivo regulation and exact functions of cPKCs that affect behavior is limited. We show that PKC-2, a C. elegans cPKC, is essential for a complex behavior, thermotaxis. C. elegans memorizes a nutrient-associated cultivation temperature (Tc) and migrates along Tc within a 17-25°C gradient. pkc-2 gene disruption abrogated thermotaxis; a PKC-2 transgene, driven by endogenous pkc-2 promoters, restored thermotaxis behavior in pkc-2(-/-) animals...
July 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716024/mir-661-promotes-tumor-invasion-and-metastasis-by-directly-inhibiting-rb1-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Feiye Liu, Yanjun Cai, Xiaoxiang Rong, Jinzhang Chen, Dayong Zheng, Lu Chen, Junyi Zhang, Rongcheng Luo, Peng Zhao, Jian Ruan
BACKGROUND: Aberrant microRNA expression has been implicated in metastasis of cancers. MiR-661 accelerates proliferation and invasion of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, while impedes that of glioma. Its role in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and underlying mechanism are worthy elucidation. METHODS: Expression of miR-661 was measured with real-time PCR in both NSCLC tissues and cell lines. The effects of miR-661 on migration, invasion and metastasis capacity of NSCLC were evaluated using wound healing, transwell assay and animal models...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715868/microrna-150-attenuates-hypoxia-induced-excessive-proliferation-and-migration-of-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells-through-reducing-hif-1%C3%AE-expression
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Mantian Chen, Chengxing Shen, Yi Zhang, Hong Shu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive, fatal disease for which currently there is no curative therapy available. Pathologic changes in this disease involve excessive proliferation and migration of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). However, the underlying role of miR-150 in PASMCs remains elusive. Here in this study, miR-150 down-regulation was observed in hypoxia-treated PASMCs. Restoration of miR-150 attenuates hypoxia-treated PASMC proliferation and migration. Luciferase reporter assay showed that miR-150 directly regulated expression of HIF-1α...
July 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715857/difference-in-growth-and-coalescing-patterns-of-droplets-on-bi-philic-surfaces-with-varying-spatial-distribution
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Martand Mayukh Garimella, Sudheer Koppu, Shantanu Shrikant Kadlaskar, Venkata Pillutla, Abhijeet, Wonjae Choi
This paper reports the condensation and subsequent motion of water droplets on bi-philic surfaces, surfaces that are patterned with regions of different wettability. Bi-philic surfaces can enhance the water collection efficiency: droplets condensing on hydrophobic regions wick into hydrophilic drain channels when droplets grow to a certain size, renewing the condensation on the dry hydrophobic region. The onset of drain phenomenon can be triggered by multiple events with distinct nature ranging from gravity, direct contact between a droplet and a drain channel, to a mutual coalescence between droplets...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715808/retinoic-acid-facilitates-toll-like-receptor-4-expression-to-improve-intestinal-barrier-function-through-retinoic-acid-receptor-beta
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Yingying Li, Yuan Gao, Ting Cui, Ting Yang, Lan Liu, Tingyu Li, Jie Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Vitamin A (VA) protects the intestinal epithelial barrier by improving cell migration and proliferation. Our previous studies demonstrated that VA deficiency (VAD) during pregnancy suppresses the systemic and mucosal immune responses in the intestines of offspring and that VA supplementation (VAS) during early life can increase immune cell counts. However, little is known about the mechanisms by which VA regulates intestinal epithelial barrier function. METHODS: Caco-2 cells were treated with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) for 24 hours to determine the optimum ATRA concentration to which the cells in question respond...
July 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715488/microrna-dependent-and-independent-deregulation-of-long-non-coding-rnas-by-an-oncogenic-herpesvirus
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Sunantha Sethuraman, Lauren Appleby Gay, Vaibhav Jain, Irina Haecker, Rolf Renne
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a highly prevalent cancer in AIDS patients, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the etiological agent of KS and other cancers like Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL). In KS and PEL, all tumors harbor latent KSHV episomes and express latency-associated viral proteins and microRNAs (miRNAs). The exact molecular mechanisms by which latent KSHV drives tumorigenesis are not completely understood. Recent developments have highlighted the importance of aberrant long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) expression in cancer...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714585/mathematical-model-of-collective-cell-migrations-based-on-cell-polarity
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Masakazu Akiyama, Takamichi Sushida, Sumire Ishida, Hisashi Haga
Individual cells migrate toward the direction of the cell polarity generated by interior or exterior factors. Under situations without guides such as chemoattractants, they migrate randomly. On the other hand, it has been observed that cell groups lead to systematic collective cell migrations. For example, Dictyostelium discoideum and Madin-Darby canine kidney (epithelial) cells exhibit typical collective cell migration patterns such as uniformly directional migration and rotational migration. In particular, it has been suggested from experimental investigations that rotational migrations are intimately related to morphogenesis of organs and tissues in several species...
July 17, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714577/direct-laser-interference-patterning-of-cocr-alloy-surfaces-to-control-endothelial-cell-and-platelet-response-for-cardiovascular-applications
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Romain Schieber, Federico Lasserre, Michael Hans, Marc Fernández-Yagüe, Maribel Díaz-Ricart, Ginés Escolar, Maria-Pau Ginebra, Frank Mücklich, Marta Pegueroles
The main drawbacks of cardiovascular bare-metal stents (BMS) are in-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis as a result of an incomplete endothelialization after stent implantation. Nano- and microscale modification of implant surfaces is a strategy to recover the functionality of the artery by stimulating and guiding molecular and biological processes at the implant/tissue interface. In this study, cobalt-chromium (CoCr) alloy surfaces are modified via direct laser interference patterning (DLIP) in order to create linear patterning onto CoCr surfaces with different periodicities (≈3, 10, 20, and 32 µm) and depths (≈20 and 800 nm)...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714571/domestication-and-fitness-in-the-wild-a-multivariate-view
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Jarle Tufto
Domesticated species continually escaping and interbreeding with wild relatives impose a migration load on wild populations. As domesticated stocks become increasingly different as a result of artificial and natural selection in captivity, fitness of escapees in the wild is expected to decline, reducing the effective rate of migration into wild populations. Recent theory suggest that this may alleviate and eventually eliminate the resulting migration load. I develop a multivariate model of trait and wild fitness evolution resulting from the joint effects of artificial and natural selection in the captive environment...
July 17, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714015/mir-142-inhibits-the-migration-and-invasion-of-glioma-by-targeting-rac1
#17
Wenyi Qin, Xiaofeng Rong, Jiangchuan Dong, Chao Yu, Juan Yang
Increasing evidence has shown that aberrant microRNAs (miRNAs) are implicated in tumorigenesis and tumor progression by regulating oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Dysregulation of miR-142 has been reported in multiple tumors. However, its clinical roles and underlying mechanism in glioma remain to be elucidated. In the present study, we found that the expression of miR-142 was significantly downregulated in both glioma tissues and cell lines by qRT-PCR. Clinical analysis revealed that decreased miR-142 was markedly associated with advanced World Health Organization (WHO) grade...
July 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714014/microrna-219-is-downregulated-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-inhibits-cell-growth-and-metastasis-by-targeting-hmga2
#18
Xiaoping Sun, Min Xu, Haiyan Liu, Kunxiu Ming
Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the predominant type of lung cancer, and accounts for ~85% of all lung cancer cases. An increasing number of studies suggest that microRNAs (miRs) may be involved in the regulation of NSCLC carcinogenesis and progression. However, the expression and function of miRNA-219 in NSCLC, and its underlying mechanisms of action, remain unknown. In the present study, miR-219 expression in NSCLC tissues and cell lines was determined using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714009/microrna-202-inhibits-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-glioma-by-directly-targeting-metadherin
#19
Jinsheng Yang, Bo Fan, Yachao Zhao, Junchao Fang
Glioma is the most common and aggressive type of primary malignant brain tumour. Increasing evidence has revealed that microRNAs play important roles in multiple biological processes related to glioma occurrence, development, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. MicroRNA-202 (miR-202) has been studied in several types of human cancer, whereas the biological roles of miR-202 in glioma remain unknown. The present study, aimed to investigate the expression, clinical significance and biological roles of miR-202 in glioma, as well as its underlying molecular mechanism...
July 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714005/microrna%C3%A2-455-is-downregulated-in-gastric-cancer-and-inhibits-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-via-targeting-insulin%C3%A2-like-growth-factor-1-receptor
#20
Shan Zhang, Wan-Ling Yin, Xin Zhang, Xiao-Yu Zhang
Gastric cancer is the fourth most common and the second leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. The dysregulation of microRNAs has been demonstrated to be significant in gastric cancer carcinogenesis and progression due to changes in expression of their target genes. In the current study, microRNA‑455 (miR‑455) was identified to be significantly downregulated in gastric cancer tissue samples and cell lines. A low expression level of miR‑455 was correlated with the clinical stage, lymph node metastasis and tumor invasion in gastric cancer...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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