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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350854/expression-of-claudin-11-23-in-different-gastric-tissues-and-its-relationship-with-the-risk-and-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer
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Youzhu Lu, Jingjing Jing, Liping Sun, Yuehua Gong, Moye Chen, Zeyang Wang, Mingjun Sun, Yuan Yuan
Claudins play an important role in regulating the permeability of epithelial and endothelial cells and in the maintenance of cell polarity. We aimed to investigate expression of claudin-11, -23 in different gastric tissues and its relationship with clinicopathologic parameters and prognosis of gastric cancer. We compared their expression levels in the paired cancerous tissues versus those in the adjacent noncancerous tissues by real-time PCR, western blotting and immunohistochemistry. The results showed that the expression of claudin-11, -23 was greatly increased in paracancerous gastric tissue compared with cancerous tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346477/disruption-of-sorcs2-reveals-differences-in-the-regulation-of-stereociliary-bundle-formation-between-hair-cell-types-in-the-inner-ear
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Andrew Forge, Ruth R Taylor, Sally J Dawson, Michael Lovett, Daniel J Jagger
Behavioural anomalies suggesting an inner ear disorder were observed in a colony of transgenic mice. Affected animals were profoundly deaf. Severe hair bundle defects were identified in all outer and inner hair cells (OHC, IHC) in the cochlea and in hair cells of vestibular macular organs, but hair cells in cristae were essentially unaffected. Evidence suggested the disorder was likely due to gene disruption by a randomly inserted transgene construct. Whole-genome sequencing identified interruption of the SorCS2 (Sortilin-related VPS-10 domain containing protein) locus...
March 27, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346438/basolateral-protrusion-and-apical-contraction-cooperatively-drive-drosophila-germ-band-extension
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Zijun Sun, Christopher Amourda, Murat Shagirov, Yusuke Hara, Timothy E Saunders, Yusuke Toyama
Throughout development, tissues undergo complex morphological changes, resulting from cellular mechanics that evolve over time and in three-dimensional space. During Drosophila germ-band extension (GBE), cell intercalation is the key mechanism for tissue extension, and the associated apical junction remodelling is driven by polarized myosin-II-dependent contraction. However, the contribution of the basolateral cellular mechanics to GBE remains poorly understood. Here, we characterize how cells coordinate their shape from the apical to the basal side during rosette formation, a hallmark of cell intercalation...
March 27, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346409/the-metabolic-er-stress-sensor-ire1%C3%AE-suppresses-alternative-activation-of-macrophages-and-impairs-energy-expenditure-in-obesity
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Bo Shan, Xiaoxia Wang, Ying Wu, Chi Xu, Zhixiong Xia, Jianli Dai, Mengle Shao, Feng Zhao, Shengqi He, Liu Yang, Mingliang Zhang, Fajun Nan, Jia Li, Jianmiao Liu, Jianfeng Liu, Weiping Jia, Yifu Qiu, Baoliang Song, Jing-Dong J Han, Liangyou Rui, Sheng-Zhong Duan, Yong Liu
Obesity is associated with metabolic inflammation and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, both of which promote metabolic disease progression. Adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) are key players orchestrating metabolic inflammation, and ER stress enhances macrophage activation. However, whether ER stress pathways underlie ATM regulation of energy homeostasis remains unclear. Here, we identified inositol-requiring enzyme 1α (IRE1α) as a critical switch governing M1-M2 macrophage polarization and energy balance...
March 27, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344570/tanycytes-as-regulators-of-seasonal-cycles-in-neuroendocrine-function
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REVIEW
Jo E Lewis, Francis J P Ebling
Annual cycles of physiology and behavior are highly prevalent in organisms inhabiting temperate and polar regions. Examples in mammals include changes in appetite and body fat composition, hibernation and torpor, growth of antlers, pelage and horns, and seasonal reproduction. The timing of these seasonal cycles reflects an interaction of changing environmental signals, such as daylength, and intrinsic rhythmic processes: circannual clocks. As neuroendocrine signals underlie these rhythmic processes, the focus of most mechanistic studies has been on neuronal systems in the hypothalamus...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344061/compartmentation-of-mitochondrial-and-oxidative-metabolism-in-growing-hair-follicles-a-ring-of-fire
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John J Lemasters, Venkat K Ramshesh, Gregory L Lovelace, John Lim, Graham D Wright, Duane Harland, Thomas L Dawson
Little is known about the energetics of growing hair follicles, particularly in the mitochondrially abundant bulb. Here, mitochondrial and oxidative metabolism was visualized by multiphoton and light sheet microscopy in cultured bovine hair follicles and plucked human hairs. Mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨ), cell viability, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and secretory granules were assessed with parameter-indicating fluorophores. In growing follicles, lower bulb epithelial cells had high viability, and mitochondria were polarized...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343898/comparison-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-four-neonatal-tissues-amniotic-membrane-chorionic-membrane-placental-decidua-and-umbilical-cord
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Anelise Bergmann Araújo, Gabrielle Dias Salton, Juliana Monteiro Furlan, Natália Schneider, Melissa Helena Angeli, Álvaro Macedo Laureano, Lúcia Silla, Eduardo Pandolfi Passos, Ana Helena Paz
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are being investigated as a potential alternative for cellular therapy. This study was designed to compare the biological characteristics of MSCs isolated from amniotic membrane (A-MSCs), chorionic membrane (C-MSCs), placental decidua (D-MSCs) and umbilical cord (UC-MSCs) to ascertain whether any one of these sources is superior to the others for cellular therapy purposes. METHODS: MSCs were isolated from amniotic membrane, chorionic membrane, umbilical cord and placental decidua...
March 23, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343758/synergistic-expression-of-histone-deacetylase-9-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-12-in-m4-macrophages-in-advanced-carotid-plaques
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N K J Oksala, I Seppälä, R Rahikainen, K-M Mäkelä, E Raitoharju, T Illig, N Klopp, I Kholova, R Laaksonen, P J Karhunen, V P Hytönen, T Lehtimäki
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Expression patterns and association with cell specific gene expression signatures of the epigenetic regulator histone deacetylase 9 (HDAC9) and matrix metalloproteinase 12 (MMP12) in human plaque are not known. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study. Genome wide expression analysis was performed in carotid, femoral, aortic plaques (n = 68) and left internal thoracic (LITA) controls (n = 28) and plaque histological severity assessed...
March 23, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343701/toll-like-receptor-8-agonist-nanoparticles-mimic-immunomodulating-effects-of-the-live-bcg-vaccine-and-enhance-neonatal-innate-and-adaptive-immune-responses
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David J Dowling, Evan A Scott, Annette Scheid, Ilana Bergelson, Sweta Joshi, Carlo Pietrasanta, Spencer Brightman, Guzman Sanchez-Schmitz, Simon D Van Haren, Jana Ninković, Dina Kats, Cristiana Guiducci, Alexandre de Titta, Daniel K Bonner, Sachiko Hirosue, Melody A Swartz, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Ofer Levy
BACKGROUND: Newborns display distinct immune responses, leaving them vulnerable to infections and impairing immunization. Targeting newborn dendritic cells (DCs), which integrate vaccine signals into adaptive immune responses, might enable development of age-specific vaccine formulations to overcome suboptimal immunization. OBJECTIVE: Small-molecule imidazoquinoline Toll-like receptor (TLR) 8 agonists robustly activate newborn DCs but can result in reactogenicity when delivered in soluble form...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342972/remodeling-the-th1-polarized-systemic-environment-contributes-to-neurogenesis-and-cognitive-function-via-the-wnt7a-pathway-in-neonatal-mice
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YunLong Xu, Fen He, FangFang Qi, Guangqi Yang, FuXiang Zheng, JunHua Yang, Xiao Wang, JunXiu Liu, JunTao Zou
Neonatal Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination results in a positive effect on hippocampal neurogenesis and cognition. Serum cytokines are considered to be the chief culprit. In this study, serum from BCG-treated mice was identified as Th1 polarized serum. The serum showed an increased ratio of IFN-γ to IL-4 and decreased levels of TNF-α and IL-6. After Th1 polarized serum was injected intraperitoneally into postnatal mice, the levels of cytokines and ratio of IFN-γ to IL-4 in the serum and hippocampus of postnatal mice showed a similar alteration as those in Th1 polarized serum...
March 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342366/discovery-of-new-dual-ppar%C3%AE-gpr40-agonists-with-robust-antidiabetic-activity-design-synthesis-and-in-combo-drug-evaluation
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Sergio Hidalgo-Figueroa, Gabriel Navarrete-Vázquez, Samuel Estrada-Soto, Diana Giles-Rivas, Francisco J Alarcón-Aguilar, Ismael León-Rivera, Abraham Giacoman-Martínez, Elizabeth Miranda Pérez, Julio C Almanza-Pérez
The design of compounds 1 and 2 was based on the similar scaffold of pharmacophoric groups for PPARγ and GPR40 agonists. In order to find new compounds with improved biological activity, the current manuscript describes a new dual PPARγ-GPR40 agonist. We synthesized two compounds, which were prepared following a multistep synthetic route, and the relative mRNA expression levels of PPARγ, GLUT4, and GPR40 were quantified in cell culture, as well as insulin secretion and [Ca(2+)] intracellular levels. Compound 1 showed a 7-times increase in the mRNA expression of PPARγ, which in turn enhanced the expression levels of GLUT4 respect to control and pioglitazone...
March 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342313/the-glyoxylate-pathway-contributes-to-enhanced-extracellular-electron-transfer-in-yeast-based-biofuel-cell
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Yolina Hubenova, Eleonora Hubenova, Evelina Slavcheva, Mario Mitov
This study provides a new insight into our understanding of yeast response to starvation conditions (sole acetate as carbon source) and applied polarization and offers important information about the role of the glyoxylate cycle in the carbohydrate synthesis and extracellular charge transfer processes in biofuel cells. The biosynthetic capabilities of yeast C. melibiosica 2491 and the up/down-regulation of the glyoxylate cycle are evaluated by modifying the cellular metabolism by feedback inhibition or carbohydrate presence and establishing the malate dehydrogenase activity and carbohydrate content together with the electric charge passed through bioelectrochemical system...
March 14, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342274/a-feasibility-study-for-enrichment-of-highly-aggressive-cancer-subpopulations-by-their-biophysical-properties-via-dielectrophoresis-enhanced-with-synergistic-fluid-flow
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Temple Anne Douglas, Jaka Cemazar, Nikita Balani, Daniel C Sweeney, Eva M Schmelz, Rafael V Davalos
A common problem with cancer treatment is the development of treatment resistance and tumor recurrence that result from treatments that kill most tumor cells yet leave behind aggressive cells to repopulate. Presented here is a microfluidic device that can be used to isolate tumor subpopulations to optimize treatment selection. Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is a phenomenon where particles are polarized by an electric field and move along the electric field gradient. Different cell subpopulations have different DEP responses depending on their bioelectrical phenotype, which, we hypothesize, correlate with aggressiveness...
March 25, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341841/regulation-of-membrane-ruffling-by-polarized-stim1-and-orai1-in-cortactin-rich-domains
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Aida M Lopez-Guerrero, Patricia Tomas-Martin, Carlos Pascual-Caro, Thomas Macartney, Alejandro Rojas-Fernandez, Graeme Ball, Dario R Alessi, Eulalia Pozo-Guisado, Francisco Javier Martin-Romero
Cell motility and migration requires the reorganization of the cortical cytoskeleton at the leading edge of cells and extracellular Ca(2+) entry is essential for this reorganization. However the molecular nature of the regulators of this pathway is unknown. This work contributes to understanding the role of STIM1 and ORAI1 in the promotion of membrane ruffling by showing that phospho-STIM1 localizes at the leading edge of cells, and that both phospho-STIM1 and ORAI1 co-localize with cortactin (CTTN), a regulator of the cytoskeleton at membrane ruffling areas...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341806/polar-localization-of-the-nip5-1-boric-acid-channel-is-maintained-by-endocytosis-and-facilitates-boron-transport-in-arabidopsis-roots
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Sheliang Wang, Akira Yoshinari, Tomoo Shimada, Ikuko Hara-Nishimura, Namiki Mitani-Ueno, Jian Feng Ma, Satoshi Naito, Junpei Takano
Boron uptake in Arabidopsis thaliana is mediated by nodulin 26-like intrinsic protein (NIP)5;1, a boric acid channel that is located preferentially on the soil side of the plasma membrane in root cells. However, the mechanism underlying this polar localization is poorly understood. Here, we show that the polar localization of NIP5;1 in epidermal and endodermal root cells is mediated by the phosphorylation of Thr residues in the conserved TPG (ThrProGly) repeat in the N-terminal region of NIP5;1. Although substitutions of Ala for three Thr residues in the TPG repeat did not affect lateral diffusion in the plasma membrane, these substitutions inhibited endocytosis and strongly compromised the polar localization of GFP-NIP5;1...
March 24, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341752/the-promise-of-targeting-macrophages-in-cancer-therapy
#16
J Martin Brown, Lawrence Recht, Samuel Strober
Cancer therapy has developed around the concept of killing, or stopping the growth of, the cancer cells. Molecularly targeted therapy is the modern expression of this paradigm. Increasingly, however, the realization that the cancer has co-opted the normal cells of the stroma for its own survival has led to the concept that the tumor microenvironment (TME) could be targeted for effective therapy. In this Review we outline the importance of tumor associated macrophages (TAMs), a major component of the TME, in the response of tumors to cancer therapy...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341672/activation-of-myeloid-tlr4-mediates-t-lymphocyte-polarization-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Molly Braun, Kumar Vaibhav, Nancy Saad, Sumbul Fatima, Darrell W Brann, John R Vender, Lei P Wang, Md Nasrul Hoda, Babak Baban, Krishnan M Dhandapani
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health issue, producing significant patient mortality and poor long-term outcomes. Increasing evidence suggests an important, yet poorly defined, role for the immune system in the development of secondary neurologic injury over the days and weeks following a TBI. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that peripheral macrophage infiltration initiates long-lasting adaptive immune responses after TBI. Using a murine controlled cortical impact model, we used adoptive transfer, transgenic, and bone marrow chimera approaches to show increased infiltration and proinflammatory (classically activated [M1]) polarization of macrophages for up to 3 wk post-TBI...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341662/extreme-polarization-sensitivity-in-the-retina-of-the-corn-borer-moth-ostrinia
#18
Gregor Belušič, Katja Šporar, Andrej Meglič
The visual system of the European corn borer (ECB, Ostrinia nubilalis) was analysed with microscopy and electrophysiological methods (ERG, single cell recordings). The ECB has a pair of mainly ultraviolet-sensitive ocelli and a pair of compound eyes, maximally sensitive to green light. The ommatidia contain a tiered, fused rhabdom, consisting of the rhabdomeres of 9-12 photoreceptor cells with sensitivity peak wavelengths at 356, 413, 480, and 530 nm. The photoreceptors in a large dorsal rim area have straight rhabdomeres and high polarization sensitivity (PS1,2=3...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340693/protective-effects-of-bezafibrate-against-elaidic-acid-induced-accumulation-of-lipid-droplets-in-monocytic-cells
#19
S Haj Ahmed, W Kharroubi, A Zarrouk, F Brahmi, T Nury, G Lizard, M Hammami
Some factors related to diet, such as trans fatty acids (TFA), are known to be involved in the progression of atherosclerosis in humans. Thus, the aim of our study was (i) to evaluate the effects of three dietary free fatty acids (FFA) (elaidic (EA), oleic (OA) and palmitic acid (PA)) on U937 human monocytes, and (ii) to study the eventual benefits of bezafibrate (BZF), a pan-agonist for PPAR isoforms (α, γ and δ) in U937 cells treated with FFA. Morphologic and functional changes were investigated by microscopic and flow cytometric methods...
January 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340350/a-viral-immunoevasin-controls-innate-immunity-by-targeting-the-prototypical-natural-killer-cell-receptor-family
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Oscar A Aguilar, Richard Berry, Mir Munir A Rahim, Johanna J Reichel, Branka Popović, Miho Tanaka, Zhihui Fu, Gautham R Balaji, Timothy N H Lau, Megan M Tu, Christina L Kirkham, Ahmad Bakur Mahmoud, Aruz Mesci, Astrid Krmpotić, David S J Allan, Andrew P Makrigiannis, Stipan Jonjić, Jamie Rossjohn, James R Carlyle
Natural killer (NK) cells play a key role in innate immunity by detecting alterations in self and non-self ligands via paired NK cell receptors (NKRs). Despite identification of numerous NKR-ligand interactions, physiological ligands for the prototypical NK1.1 orphan receptor remain elusive. Here, we identify a viral ligand for the inhibitory and activating NKR-P1 (NK1.1) receptors. This murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV)-encoded protein, m12, restrains NK cell effector function by directly engaging the inhibitory NKR-P1B receptor...
March 23, 2017: Cell
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