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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749086/1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-3-acetyl-rac-glycerol-plag-reduces-hepatic-injury-in-concanavalin-a-treated-mice
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Young-Eun Ko, Sun Young Yoon, Sun-Yung Ly, Joo-Heon Kim, Ki-Young Sohn, Jae Wha Kim
1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-3-acetyl-rac-glycerol (PLAG), a chemically synthesized monoacetyldiaglyceride, is one of the constituents in Sika deer antlers and has been known traditionally as having immunomodulatory effects. However, the mechanism by which PLAG controls neutrophil migration, which evokes liver injury in the hepatitis animal model, remains largely unknown. This study was designed to evaluate the immunomodulatory effects of PLAG on cytokine secretion and neutrophil migration in vivo and in vitro. The injection of mice with Concanavalin A (Con A) induced leukocyte infiltration in the liver and increased plasma cytokine levels...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744075/severity-assessment-of-acute-pancreatitis-using-ct-severity-index-and-modified-ct-severity-index-correlation-with-clinical-outcomes-and-severity-grading-as-per-the-revised-atlanta-classification
#2
Biswanath Sahu, Pooja Abbey, Rama Anand, Ashok Kumar, Shaili Tomer, Ekta Malik
AIMS: To assess the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) using computed tomography (CT) severity index (CTSI) and modified CT severity index (MCTSI), to correlate with clinical outcome measures, and to assess concordance with severity grading, as per the revised Atlanta classification (RAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study approved by the Institutional Review Board (November 2014 to March 2016), sixty patients with AP (as per the RAC definition) underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) 5-11 days (median 6 days) after symptom onset...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743065/enantiomerization-and-stereoselectivity-in-bioaccumulation-of-furalaxyl-in-tenebrio-molitor-larvae
#3
Jing Yin, Yongxin Gao, Feilong Zhu, Weiyu Hao, Qi Xu, Huili Wang, Baoyuan Guo
Furalaxyl is a chiral pesticide and widely used in modern agriculture as racemate mixture. The enantiomerization and enantioselecive bioaccumulation by a single dose of furalaxyl to Tenebrio molitor larvae under laboratory conditions were studied using a high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy method based on a ChiralPAK IC column. Our results showed that a significant enantiomerization (interconversion between R-enantiomer and S-enantiomer) was observed in Tenebrio molitor larvae under R- or S-furalaxyl exposure...
July 22, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741946/investigating-substrate-scope-and-enantioselectivity-of-a-defluorinase-by-a-stereochemical-probe
#4
Jian-Bo Wang, Adriana Ilie, Shuguang Yuan, Manfred T Reetz
The possibility of a double Walden inversion mechanism of the fluoracetate dehalogenase FAcD (RPA1163) has been studied by subjecting rac-2-fluoro-2-phenyl acetic acid to the defluorination process. This stereochemical probe led to inversion of configura-tion in a kinetic resolution with an extremely high selectivity factor (E >500), showing that the classical mechanism involving SN2 reaction by Asp110 pertains. The high preference for the (S)-substrate is of synthetic value. Wide substrate scope of RPA1163 in such hydrolytic kinetic resolutions can be expected because the reaction of the even more sterically demanding rac-2-fluoro-2-benzyl acetic acid proceeded similarly...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738527/evaluation-of-heavy-metal-mobilization-in-creek-sediment-influence-of-rac-values-and-ambient-environmental-factors
#5
Guannan Liang, Bo Zhang, Mao Lin, Simiao Wu, Hao Hou, Jia Zhang, Guangren Qian, Xin Huang, Jizhi Zhou
The risk assessment code (RAC) is a common method for assessing heavy metal (HM) mobility and their potential health risks, based on HM total concentration and chemical speciation. In this study, both the RAC and the influence of ambient environmental factors were investigated in a river sediment system. Sixty-eight sediment samples were collected from the main river system in Shanghai, China. The total concentration and chemical speciation of Cu, Zn, Ni, Pb, Cd, Cr, As, and Hg were determined in the samples...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731148/molecular-genetics-and-targeted-therapy-of-wnt-related-human-diseases-review
#6
Masuko Katoh, Masaru Katoh
Canonical WNT signaling through Frizzled and LRP5/6 receptors is transduced to the WNT/β-catenin and WNT/stabilization of proteins (STOP) signaling cascades to regulate cell fate and proliferation, whereas non-canonical WNT signaling through Frizzled or ROR receptors is transduced to the WNT/planar cell polarity (PCP), WNT/G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) and WNT/receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) signaling cascades to regulate cytoskeletal dynamics and directional cell movement. WNT/β-catenin signaling cascade crosstalks with RTK/SRK and GPCR-cAMP-PKA signaling cascades to regulate β-catenin phosphorylation and β-catenin-dependent transcription...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729038/spatial-temporal-distribution-and-risk-assessment-of-mercury-in-different-fractions-in-surface-sediments-from-the-yangtze-river-estuary
#7
Qingrui Wang, Ruimin Liu, Cong Men, Fei Xu, Lijia Guo, Zhenyao Shen
The temporal and spatial distributions of mercury in different fractions and its potential ecological risk were investigated in sediments from the Yangtze River estuary (YRE) by analyzing data collected from the study area. The results showed that mercury in the organic and residual fractions had dominant proportions, from 15.2% to 48.52% and from 45.96% to 81.59%, respectively. The fractions were more susceptible to seasonal changes than other fractions. Higher proportions of mercury in organic fraction were found in wet seasons; the opposite was true for mercury in residual fraction...
July 18, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726982/effects-of-ractopamine-hydrochloride-on-growth-performance-carcass-characteristics-and-physiological-response-to-different-handling-techniques
#8
J A Hagenmaier, C D Reinhardt, M J Ritter, M S Calvo-Lorenzo, G J Vogel, C A Guthrie, M G Siemens, K F Lechtenberg, D J Rezac, D U Thomson
Feedlot cattle ( = 128; BW = 549 ± 60 kg) were used to evaluate the effects of ractopamine hydrochloride (RAC) on growth performance, physiological response to handling, and mobility during shipment for slaughter in a study utilizing a split-plot design with a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments: 1) diet (CON [no β-adrenergic agonist] vs. RAC [400 mg·animal·d ractopamine hydrochloride for 28 d]) and 2) handling intensity (HI; low-stress handling [LSH; cattle moved at a walking pace with no electric prod use] vs...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723117/versatile-barometer-biosensor-based-on-au-pt-core-shell-nanoparticle-probe
#9
Qiangqiang Fu, Ze Wu, Dan Du, Chengzhou Zhu, Yuehe Lin, Yong Tang
There is a high global demand for sensitive, portable, user-friendly, and cost-effective biosensors. In this work, we introduce a barometer-based biosensor for the detection of a broad range of targets. The device is operated by measuring the pressure change produced by oxygen (O2) generation in a limited chamber using a portable barometer. The design employs core-shell Au@Pt nanoparticles (Au@PtNPs) as the bioassay probe to catalyze the decomposition of H2O2 and the release of O2. As a proof of concept, we developed barometer-based immunosensors to detect carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and ractopamine (Rac)...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721636/robotic-colorectal-surgery-previous-laparoscopic-colorectal-experience-is-not-essential
#10
Tanvir Singh Sian, G M Tierney, H Park, J N Lund, W J Speake, N G Hurst, H Al Chalabi, K J Smith, S Tou
A background in minimally invasive colorectal surgery (MICS) has been thought to be essential prior to robotic-assisted colorectal surgery (RACS). Our aim was to determine whether MICS is essential prior to starting RACS training based on results from our initial experience with RACS. Two surgeons from our centre received robotic training through the European Academy of Robotic Colorectal Surgery (EARCS). One surgeon had no prior formal MICS training. We reviewed the first 30 consecutive robotic colorectal procedures from a prospectively maintained database between November 2014 and January 2016 at our institution...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718792/recombinant-lipase-from-gibberella-zeae-exhibits-broad-substrate-specificity-a-comparative-study-on-emulsified-and-monomolecular-substrate
#11
Fanghua Wang, Hui Zhang, Zexin Zhao, Ruixia Wei, Bo Yang, Yonghua Wang
Using the classical emulsified system and the monomolecular film technique, the substrate specificity of recombinant Gibberella zeae lipase (rGZEL) that originates from Gibberella zeae was characterized in detail. Under the emulsified reaction system, both phospholipase and glycolipid hydrolytic activities were observed, except for the predominant lipase activity. The optimum conditions for different activity exhibition were also determined. Compared with its lipase activity, a little higher ratio of glycolipid hydrolytic activity (0...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715583/tnf%C3%AE-induced-disruption-of-the-blood-retinal-barrier-in-vitro-is-regulated-by-intracellular-3-5-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-levels
#12
Anne-Eva van der Wijk, Ilse M C Vogels, Cornelis J F van Noorden, Ingeborg Klaassen, Reinier O Schlingemann
Purpose: Proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) may have a causative role in blood-retinal barrier (BRB) disruption, which is an essential step in the development of diabetic macular edema. The purpose of our study was to determine whether TNFα increases permeability in an in vitro model of the BRB and to explore the mechanisms involved. Methods: Primary bovine retinal endothelial cells (BRECs) were grown on Transwell inserts and cells were stimulated with TNFα or a combination of TNFα, IL1β, and VEGF...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714266/potential-biotechnological-capabilities-of-cultivable-mycobiota-from-carwash-effluents
#13
Timothy Sibanda, Ramganesh Selvarajan, Memory Tekere, Hlengilizwe Nyoni, Stephen Meddows-Taylor
Urban life has created man-made extreme environments like carwashes. These environments have, however, not been sufficiently explored for mycobiota that can be sources of biotechnologically useful products, as has been the case with natural extreme environments. Using a combination of culture and molecular techniques, fungi from carwash effluents was characterized for production of lipase and cellulase enzymes, nonpolar and polar biotechnologically relevant secondary metabolites and hydrocarbon utilization...
July 17, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713924/a-systematic-study-of-girdin-on-cell-proliferation-migration-and-angiogenesis-in-different-breast-cancer-subtypes
#14
Hongbin Wang, Jiajun Zhang, Ming Zhang, Li Wei, Hong Chen, Zhigao Li
Breast cancer has one of the highest incidences in females worldwide. Girdin is a novel actin‑binding protein, that induces cell migration and angiogenesis. However, a systematic study of Girdin function in distinct subtypes of breast cancer has not been reported to date. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the role of Girdin on cell proliferation, migration and angiogenesis in different subtypes of breast cancer. For this purpose, the breast epithelial MCF‑7, breast ductal T47D and breast metastatic MDA‑MB‑231 cancer cell lines were selected...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710285/p-rex1-and-p-rex2-racgefs-and-cancer
#15
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Nuthasuda Srijakotre, Joey Man, Lisa M Ooms, Christina M Lucato, Andrew M Ellisdon, Christina A Mitchell
Phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate-dependent Rac exchanger (P-Rex) proteins are RacGEFs that are synergistically activated by phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate and Gβγ subunits of G-protein-coupled receptors. P-Rex1 and P-Rex2 share similar amino acid sequence homology, domain structure, and catalytic function. Recent evidence suggests that both P-Rex proteins may play oncogenic roles in human cancers. P-Rex1 and P-Rex2 are altered predominantly via overexpression and mutation, respectively, in various cancer types, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, and melanoma...
July 14, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708998/profiling-ssb-nascent-chain-interactions-reveals-principles-of-hsp70-assisted-folding
#16
Kristina Döring, Nabeel Ahmed, Trine Riemer, Harsha Garadi Suresh, Yevhen Vainshtein, Markus Habich, Jan Riemer, Matthias P Mayer, Edward P O'Brien, Günter Kramer, Bernd Bukau
The yeast Hsp70 chaperone Ssb interacts with ribosomes and nascent polypeptides to assist protein folding. To reveal its working principle, we determined the nascent chain-binding pattern of Ssb at near-residue resolution by in vivo selective ribosome profiling. Ssb associates broadly with cytosolic, nuclear, and hitherto unknown substrate classes of mitochondrial and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) nascent proteins, supporting its general chaperone function. Ssb engages most substrates by multiple binding-release cycles to a degenerate sequence enriched in positively charged and aromatic amino acids...
July 13, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707313/predictive-factors-for-publication-of-abstracts-at-the-royal-australasian-college-of-surgeons-annual-scientific-congress
#17
Cristian Udovicich, Bryan Soh, Sam Law, Venetia Hoe, Dion Lanfranco, Kalpa Perera, Cuong Duong, Steven Chan
BACKGROUND: A key metric of the research quality of medical conferences is the publication rate of abstracts. The study objective was to determine the publication rate of abstracts presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress (RACS ASC) and to examine for any predictive factors associated with publication. METHODS: Abstracts presented at the RACS ASC from 2011 to 2013 were analysed. Abstract characteristics such as presentation format, study type, study design, study site, cohort size and author origin were recorded...
July 13, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704169/patients-and-clinicians-experiences-of-wound-care-in-canada-a-descriptive-qualitative-study
#18
K Y Woo, J Wong, K Rice, S Coelho, E Haratsidis, L Teague, V E Rac, M Krahn
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to explore patients' and clinicians' perceptions and experiences with the provision of standard care by a home care nurse alone or by a multidisciplinary wound care team. METHOD: The interviews were conducted using an in-depth semi structured format; following a funnel idea of starting out broad and narrowing down, ensuring that all the necessary topics were covered by the end of the interview. RESULTS: A purposive sample of 16 patients with different wound types were interviewed to ensure that the data would reflect the range and diversity of treatment and care experience...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702809/beta2-adrenergic-stimulation-increases-energy-expenditure-at-rest-but-not-during-submaximal-exercise-in-active-overweight-men
#19
Johan Onslev, Glenn Jacobson, Christian Narkowicz, Vibeke Backer, Anders Kalsen, Michael Kreiberg, Søren Jessen, Jens Bangsbo, Morten Hostrup
PURPOSE: β2-Agonists have been proposed as weight-loss treatment, because they elevate energy expenditure. However, it is unknown what effect β2-agonists have on energy expenditure in overweight individuals. Furthermore, the influence of β2-agonist R- and S-enantiomer ratio for the increased energy expenditure is insufficiently explored. METHODS: Nineteen males were included in the study of which 14 completed. Subjects were 31.6 (±3.5) years [mean (±95% CI)] and had a fat percentage of 22...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699510/cell-penetrating-peptides-a-promising-tool-for-the-cellular-uptake-of-macromolecular-drugs
#20
Peipei Zhu, Lan Jin
The lipid bilayer of the plasma membrane is a selective impermeable barrier for the internalization of most macromolecules. Cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) could cross the plasma membrane barrier to deliver various molecules into cells and are considered as a promising tool to deliver macromolecular drugs. However, the exact cellular uptake mechanisms of CPPs are still ambiguous. It was reported that the exact cellular uptake pathway was determined by numerous factors such as the amino acid sequences (hydrophobicity and net charge), extracellular CPP concentration, cargoes' properties, cell type and the temperature...
July 10, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
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