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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938609/pegylated-arginine-deiminase-can-modulate-tumor-immune-microenvironment-by-affecting-immune-checkpoint-expression-decreasing-regulatory-t-cell-accumulation-and-inducing-tumor-t-cell-infiltration
#1
Elena Brin, Katherine Wu, Hsin-Tze Lu, Yudou He, Zhaoming Dai, Wei He
PEGylated arginine deiminase (ADI-PEG 20) is being investigated in clinical studies in arginine auxotrophic cancers and is well-tolerated. The anti-tumor properties of ADI-PEG 20 have been extensively investigated - ADI-PEG 20 inhibits the growth of auxotrophic cancers in vitro and in vivo - however, its impact on immune cells is largely unknown. Here we report the potential impact of ADI-PEG 20 on the tumor immune microenvironment. ADI-PEG 20 induced immunosuppressive programmed death-ligand 1 expression on some cancer cells in vitro, but the magnitude of the increase was cell line dependent and in most relatively small...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938553/homocysteine-induced-peripheral-microcirculation-dysfunction-in-zebrafish-and-its-attenuation-by-l-arginine
#2
Sang Joon Lee, Sung Ho Park, Jinhyuk Fred Chung, Woorak Choi, Hyung Kyu Huh
Elevated blood homocysteine (Hcy) level is frequently observed in aged individuals and those with age-related vascular diseases. However, its effect on peripheral microcirculation is still not fully understood. Using in vivo zebrafish model, the degree of Hcy-induced peripheral microcirculation dysfunction is assessed in this study with a proposed dimensionless velocity parameter [Formula: see text], where [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] represent the peripheral microcirculation perfusion and the systemic perfusion levels, respectively...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938516/naturally-occurring-anthocyanin-cyanidin-3-rutinoside-possesses-inherent-vasorelaxant-actions-and-prevents-methylglyoxal-induced-vascular-dysfunction-in-rat-aorta-and-mesenteric-arterial-bed
#3
Thavaree Thilavech, Mahinda Y Abeywardena, Michael Adams, Julie Dallimore, Sirichai Adisakwattana
Cyanidin-3-rutinoside (C3R) possesses anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-glycation properties. Methylglyoxal (MG), a highly reactive dicarbonyl aldehyde by-product of glycolysis, is a precursor of advanced glycation end products and contributes to vascular dysfunction, particularly during hyperglycemia. We investigated the possible inherent vasoactivity of C3R, and its effectiveness against MG-induced vascular abnormalities in isolated blood vessel preparations from male Wistar Kyoto rat. C3R induced vasorelaxation concentration-dependently in aortic rings (92% maximum relaxation; EC50: 2...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937584/targeted-delivery-of-sirna-with-ph-responsive-hybrid-gold-nanostars-for-cancer-treatment
#4
Hongyan Zhu, Wanwan Liu, Ziting Cheng, Ke Yao, Yu Yang, Bohui Xu, Gaoxing Su
In this work, we report the engineering of gold nanostars (GNS) to deliver small interfering RNA (siRNA) into HepG2 cells. The ligand DG-PEG-Lipoic acid (LA)-Lys-9R (hydrazone) was designed to functionalize GNS, and create the nanoparticles named as 9R/DG-GNS (hydrazone). In the ligand, 2-deoxyglucose (DG) is the targeting molecule, polyethylene glycol (PEG) helps to improve the dispersity and biocompatibility, 9-poly-d-arginine (9R) is employed to provide a positive surface charge and adsorb negative siRNA, and hydrazone bonds are pH-responsive and can avoid receptor-mediated endosomal recycling...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936921/osteopontin-c-isoform-levels-are-associated-with-sr-and-hnrnp-differential-expression-in-ovarian-cancer-cell-lines
#5
Durval Santos Marques, Jessica Grativol, Rodrigo Alves da Silva Peres, Aline da Rocha Matos, Etel Rodrigues Pereira Gimba
Osteopontin-c splicing isoform activates ovarian cancer progression features. Imbalanced expression of splicing factors from serine/arginine -rich and heterogeneous ribonucleoproteins families has been correlated with the generation of oncogenic splicing isoforms. Our goal was to investigate whether there is any association between the transcriptional patterns of these splicing factors in ovarian cells and osteopontin-c expression levels. We also aimed to investigate the occurrence of these splicing factors binding sites inside osteopontin exon 4 and adjacent introns...
September 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936791/nmda-receptors-and-no-cgmp-signaling-pathway-mediate-the-diazepam-induced-sensitization-to-withdrawal-signs-in-mice
#6
Sylwia Talarek, Joanna Listos, Jolanta Orzelska-Gorka, Anna Serefko, Jolanta Kotlińska
The goal of the present study was to examine the effects of N-methyl-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists-memantine and ketamine and the drugs modifying the NO:cGMP pathway-NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) and 7-nitroindazole (7-NI), the endogenous precursor of NO-L-arginine, and the guanylyl cyclase inhibitor-methylene blue (MB) on the development of sensitization to withdrawal signs precipitated after chronic, interrupted treatment with diazepam, a benzodiazepine receptor agonist, in mice. To develop the sensitization, the mice were divided into groups: continuously and sporadically (with two diazepam-free periods) treated with diazepam (15 mg/kg, sc)...
September 21, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936587/metabolite-ratios-as-potential-biomarkers-for-type-2-diabetes-a-direct-study
#7
Sophie Molnos, Simone Wahl, Mark Haid, E Marelise W Eekhoff, René Pool, Anna Floegel, Joris Deelen, Daniela Much, Cornelia Prehn, Michaela Breier, Harmen H Draisma, Nienke van Leeuwen, Annemarie M C Simonis-Bik, Anna Jonsson, Gonneke Willemsen, Wolfgang Bernigau, Rui Wang-Sattler, Karsten Suhre, Annette Peters, Barbara Thorand, Christian Herder, Wolfgang Rathmann, Michael Roden, Christian Gieger, Mark H H Kramer, Diana van Heemst, Helle K Pedersen, Valborg Gudmundsdottir, Matthias B Schulze, Tobias Pischon, Eco J C de Geus, Heiner Boeing, Dorret I Boomsma, Anette G Ziegler, P Eline Slagboom, Sandra Hummel, Marian Beekman, Harald Grallert, Søren Brunak, Mark I McCarthy, Ramneek Gupta, Ewan R Pearson, Jerzy Adamski, Leen M 't Hart
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Circulating metabolites have been shown to reflect metabolic changes during the development of type 2 diabetes. In this study we examined the association of metabolite levels and pairwise metabolite ratios with insulin responses after glucose, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and arginine stimulation. We then investigated if the identified metabolite ratios were associated with measures of OGTT-derived beta cell function and with prevalent and incident type 2 diabetes...
September 21, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936154/potential-role-of-amino-acids-in-pathogenesis-of-schizophrenia
#8
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Shamaila Saleem, Faiza Shaukat, Anjuman Gul, Mahwish Arooj, Arif Malik
Schizophrenia is a syndrome of inconclusive etiopathogenesis with a prevalence of about 1% in general population. Underlying factors include genetic predisposition and defected neurodevelopment in early stages of life. The role of amino acids has been indicated in some reports. However, very few workers have detailed the effect of each amino acid in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Thus, in the present review, we aimed to provide an insight into the potential role of amino acids levels during schizophrenia...
July 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935564/antinociception-induced-by-a-novel-%C3%AE-2a-adrenergic-receptor-agonist-in-rodents-acute-and-chronic-pain-models
#9
Roberto Takashi Sudo, Rachel Vieiralves do Amaral, Carlos Eduardo da Silva Monteiro, Ivan da Rocha Pitta, Maria do Carmo Lima, Guilherme Carneiro Montes, Douglas Gordon Ririe, Kenichiro Hayashida, Gisele Zapata-Sudo
The mechanisms and antinociceptive effects of a novel α2A adrenoceptor agonist, 3-(2-chloro-6-fluorobenzil)-imidazolinide-2,4-dione (PT-31) were investigated using animal models of acute and chronic pain. The effects of PT-31 on pain responses were examined using hot plate and formalin tests in mice and spinal nerve ligation (SNL)-induced hyperalgesia in rats. The effects of antagonists acting on α adrenoceptor were assessed to investigate the interaction of these pathways upon PT-31 induced antinociception...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934963/metabolic-status-of-csf-distinguishes-rats-with-tauopathy-from-controls
#10
Radana Karlíková, Kateřina Mičová, Lukáš Najdekr, Alžběta Gardlo, Tomáš Adam, Petra Majerová, David Friedecký, Andrej Kováč
BACKGROUND: Tauopathies represent heterogeneous groups of neurodegenerative diseases that are characterised by abnormal deposition of the microtubule-associated protein tau. Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent tauopathy, affecting more than 35 million people worldwide. In this study we investigated changes in metabolic pathways associated with tau-induced neurodegeneration. METHODS: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), plasma and brain tissue were collected from a transgenic rat model for tauopathies and from age-matched control animals...
September 21, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934323/identification-chromosomal-arrangements-and-expression-analyses-of-the-evolutionarily-conserved-prmt1-gene-in-chicken-in-comparison-with-its-vertebrate-paralogue-prmt8
#11
Yi-Chun Wang, Chien-Wen Wang, Wen-Chang Lin, Yun-Jung Tsai, Chien-Ping Chang, Yu-Jen Lee, Min-Jon Lin, Chuan Li
Nine protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) are conserved in mammals and fish. Among these, PRMT1 is the major type I PRMT for asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) formation and is the most conserved and widely distributed one. Two chicken prmt1 splicing variants were assembled and confirmed by RT-PCR experiments. However, only two scaffolds containing single separate prmt1 exon with high GC contents are present in the current chicken genome assembly. Besides, prmt1 exons are scattered in separate small scaffolds in most avian species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934194/arginine-vasopressin-ameliorates-spatial-learning-impairments-in-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-via-v1a-receptor-and-autophagy-signaling-partially
#12
C Yang, X Zhang, J Gao, M Wang, Z Yang
Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) is a major factor contributing to neurological disorders and cognitive decline. Autophagy activation is believed to provide both beneficial and detrimental roles during hypoxic/ischemic cellular injury. Although arginine vasopressin (AVP) has been strongly involved in many behaviors, especially in learning and memory, the effects of AVP on CCH and their molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Here, to investigate whether there was neuroprotective effects of AVP on CCH through V1a receptor (an AVP receptor) signaling, permanent bilateral carotid arteries occlusion (two vessel occlusion, 2VO) was used to establish a rat model of CCH, and hypertonic saline (5...
July 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932655/ultrasmall-conjugated-polymer-nanoparticles-with-high-specificity-for-targeted-cancer-cell-imaging
#13
Guangxue Feng, Jie Liu, Rongrong Liu, Duo Mao, Nikodem Tomczak, Bin Liu
Fluorescent and biocompatible organic nanoparticles have attracted great interest in cancer detection and imaging, but the nonspecific cellular uptake has limited the detection specificity and sensitivity. Herein, the authors report the ultrasmall conjugated polymer nanoparticles (CPNs) with bright far-red/near-infrared emission for targeted cancer imaging with high specificity. The sizes of the ultrasmall CPNs are around 6 nm (CPN6), while large CPNs show sizes around 30 nm (CPN30). Moreover, CPN6 exhibits largely improved fluorescence quantum yield (η) of 41% than CPN30 (25%)...
September 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932251/a-metabolomics-based-strategy-for-the-mechanism-exploration-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-descurainia-sophia-seeds-extract-and-fractions-as-a-case-study
#14
Ning Zhou, Ya-Ping Sun, Xiao-Ke Zheng, Qiu-Hong Wang, Yan-Yun Yang, Zhi-Yao Bai, Hai-Xue Kuang, Wei-Sheng Feng
A UPLC-QTOF-MS based metabolomics research was conducted to explore potential biomarkers which would increase our understanding of the model and to assess the integral efficacy of Descurainia sophia seeds extract (DS-A). Additionally, DS-A was split into five fractions in descending order of polarity, which were utilized to illustrate the mechanism together. The 26 identified biomarkers were mainly related to disturbances in phenylalanine, tyrosine, tryptophan, purine, arginine, and proline metabolism. Furthermore, heat map, hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA), and correlation network diagram of biomarkers perturbed by modeling were all conducted...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931605/structural-basis-for-clonal-diversity-of-the-human-t-cell-response-to-a-dominant-influenza-virus-epitope
#15
Xinbo Yang, Guobing Chen, Nan-Ping Weng, Roy A Mariuzza
Influenza A virus (IAV) causes an acute infection in humans that is normally eliminated by CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Individuals expressing the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecule HLA-A2 produce cytotoxic T lymphocytes bearing T cell receptors (TCRs) that recognize the immunodominant IAV epitope GILGFVFTL (GIL). Most GIL-specific TCRs utilize α/β pairs encoded by the TRAV27/TRBV19 gene combination to recognize this relatively featureless peptide epitope (canonical TCRs). However, ~40% of GIL-specific TCRs express a wide variety of other TRAV/TRBV combinations (non-canonical TCRs)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931548/fluid-replacement-modulates-oxidative-stress-but-not-nitric-oxide-mediated-cutaneous-vasodilation-and-sweating-during-prolonged-exercise-in-the-heat
#16
Brendan D McNeely, Robert D Meade, Naoto Fujii, Andrew J E Seely, Ronald J Sigal, Glen P Kenny
The roles of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) activation in regulating cutaneous vasodilation and sweating during prolonged (≥60 min) exercise are currently unclear. Moreover, it remains to be determined whether fluid replacement (FR) modulates the above thermoeffector responses. To investigate, eleven young men completed 90-min of continuous moderate intensity (46% of VO2peak) cycling performed at a fixed rate of metabolic heat production of 600 W (No-FR condition)...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931430/global-proteomic-profiling-of-yersinia-ruckeri-strains
#17
Gokhlesh Kumar, Karin Hummel, Timothy J Welch, Ebrahim Razzazi-Fazeli, Mansour El-Matbouli
Yersinia ruckeri is the causative agent of enteric redmouth disease (ERM) of salmonids. There is little information regarding the proteomics of Y. ruckeri. Herein, we perform whole protein identification and quantification of biotype 1 and biotype 2 strains of Y. ruckeri grown under standard culture conditions using a shotgun proteomic approach. Proteins were extracted, digested and peptides were separated by a nano liquid chromatography system and analyzed with a high-resolution hybrid triple quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometer coupled via a nano ESI interface...
September 20, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930672/histone-h3-methylated-at-arginine-17-is-essential-for-reprogramming-the-paternal-genome-in-zygotes
#18
Yuki Hatanaka, Takeshi Tsusaka, Natsumi Shimizu, Kohtaro Morita, Takehiro Suzuki, Shinichi Machida, Manabu Satoh, Arata Honda, Michiko Hirose, Satoshi Kamimura, Narumi Ogonuki, Toshinobu Nakamura, Kimiko Inoue, Yoshihiko Hosoi, Naoshi Dohmae, Toru Nakano, Hitoshi Kurumizaka, Kazuya Matsumoto, Yoichi Shinkai, Atsuo Ogura
At fertilization, the paternal genome undergoes extensive reprogramming through protamine-histone exchange and active DNA demethylation, but only a few maternal factors have been defined in these processes. We identified maternal Mettl23 as a protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT), which most likely catalyzes the asymmetric dimethylation of histone H3R17 (H3R17me2a), as indicated by in vitro assays and treatment with TBBD, an H3R17 PRMT inhibitor. Maternal histone H3.3, which is essential for paternal nucleosomal assembly, is unable to be incorporated into the male pronucleus when it lacks R17me2a...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929935/development-of-arginine-glycine-aspartate-immobilized-3d-printed-poly-propylene-fumarate-scaffolds-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#19
Chi Bum Ahn, Youngjo Kim, Sung Jean Park, Yongsung Hwang, Jin Woo Lee
Poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) has known to be a good candidate material for cartilage tissue regeneration because of its excellent mechanical properties during its degradation processes. Here, we describe the potential application of PPF-based materials as 3D printing bioinks to create macroporous cell scaffolds using micro-stereolithography (MSTL). To improve cell-matrix interaction of seeded human chondrocytes within the PPF-based 3D scaffolds, we immobilized arginine-glycine-aspartate (RGD) peptide onto the PPF scaffolds...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929917/mercurius-solubilis-attenuates-scopolamine-induced-memory-deficits-and-enhances-the-motor-coordination-in-mice
#20
Simranjeet Kaur, Anudeep Kaur, Gurjit Singh, Rajbir Bhatti
The present study was designed to investigate the effect of mercurius solubilis (Merc sol) on scopolamine induced memory deficits and motor coordination in mice. The Three different formulations of merc sol (30X, 200 M, 1 M) were screened for their in vitro antioxidant potential and DPPH (2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) and nitric oxide scavenging activity using response surface methodology. The Merc sol 30X formulation was found to be most potent and further subjected for in vivo experiment. The Memory impairment was induced by the administration of scopolamine (1 mg/kg i...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
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