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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437527/ocular-motor-nerve-development-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-extraocular-muscle
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Suzanne M Michalak, Mary C Whitman, Jong G Park, Max A Tischfield, Elaine H Nguyen, Elizabeth C Engle
Purpose: To spatially and temporally define ocular motor nerve development in the presence and absence of extraocular muscles (EOMs). Methods: Myf5cre mice, which in the homozygous state lack EOMs, were crossed to an IslMN:GFP reporter line to fluorescently label motor neuron cell bodies and axons. Embryonic day (E) 11.5 to E15.5 wild-type and Myf5cre/cre:IslMN:GFP whole mount embryos and dissected orbits were imaged by confocal microscopy to visualize the developing oculomotor, trochlear, and abducens nerves in the presence and absence of EOMs...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437457/tissue-factor-dependent-coagulation-activation-by-heme-a-thromboelastometry-study
#2
Gleice Regina de Souza, Bidossessi Wilfried Hounkpe, Maiara Marx Luz Fiusa, Marina Pereira Colella, Joyce M Annichino-Bizzacchi, Fabiola Traina, Fernando Ferreira Costa, Erich Vinicius De Paula
Heme has been characterized as potent trigger of inflammation. In hemostasis, although heme has been shown to both induce and inhibit different compartments of hemostasis, its net effect on the hemostatic balance, and the biological relevance of these effects remain to be determined. Herein we evaluated the effect of heme on hemostasis using a global assay able to generate clinically relevant data in several other complex hemostatic diseases. Citrated whole blood samples from healthy participants were stimulated by heme or vehicle and incubated for 4h at 37°C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437189/metformin-attenuates-radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-murine-model
#3
Jian Wang, Ye Wang, Jun Han, Hong Mei, Dandan Yu, Qian Ding, Tao Zhang, Gang Wu, Gang Peng, Zhenyu Lin
While radiotherapy continues to be a major cancer treatment option, its dose-limiting side effects, such as pulmonary fibrosis, severely impair the quality of life in these patients. In this study, we evaluated the radioprotective effects of metformin, a commonly used biguanide antidiabetic medication, in a murine model of pulmonary damage. Sprague Dawley(®) rats received whole lung 20 Gy irradiation with or without metformin treatment. Computed tomography (CT) was performed and Hounsfield units (HU) were determined during the observation period...
April 24, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437180/a-novel-drug-induced-hybrid-electrospun-pcl-cell-derived-ecm-scaffold-for-liver-tissue-engineering
#4
Rhiannon Grant, David Hay, Anthony Callanan
Liver transplant is the only treatment option for patients with end-stage liver failure, however there are too few donor livers available for transplant. Whole organ tissue engineering presents a potential solution to the problem of rapidly escalating donor liver shortages world-wide. A major challenge for liver tissue engineers is the creation of a hepatocyte micro-environment; a niche in which liver cells can survive and function optimally. While polymers and decellularized tissues pose an attractive option for scaffold manufacturing, neither alone has thus far proved sufficient...
February 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436987/genomic-consequences-of-aberrant-dna-repair-mechanisms-stratify-ovarian-cancer-histotypes
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Yi Kan Wang, Ali Bashashati, Michael S Anglesio, Dawn R Cochrane, Diljot S Grewal, Gavin Ha, Andrew McPherson, Hugo M Horlings, Janine Senz, Leah M Prentice, Anthony N Karnezis, Daniel Lai, Mohamed R Aniba, Allen W Zhang, Karey Shumansky, Celia Siu, Adrian Wan, Melissa K McConechy, Hector Li-Chang, Alicia Tone, Diane Provencher, Manon de Ladurantaye, Hubert Fleury, Aikou Okamoto, Satoshi Yanagida, Nozomu Yanaihara, Misato Saito, Andrew J Mungall, Richard Moore, Marco A Marra, C Blake Gilks, Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, Jessica N McAlpine, Samuel Aparicio, David G Huntsman, Sohrab P Shah
We studied the whole-genome point mutation and structural variation patterns of 133 tumors (59 high-grade serous (HGSC), 35 clear cell (CCOC), 29 endometrioid (ENOC), and 10 adult granulosa cell (GCT)) as a substrate for class discovery in ovarian cancer. Ab initio clustering of integrated point mutation and structural variation signatures identified seven subgroups both between and within histotypes. Prevalence of foldback inversions identified a prognostically significant HGSC group associated with inferior survival...
April 24, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436954/optimized-expression-based-microdissection-of-formalin-fixed-lung-cancer-tissue
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Markus Grafen, Thurid R Hofmann, Andreas H Scheel, Julia Beck, Alexander Emmert, Stefan Küffer, Bernhard C Danner, Ekkehard Schütz, Reinhardt Büttner, Andreas Ostendorf, Philipp Ströbel, Hanibal Bohnenberger
Analysis of specific DNA alterations in precision medicine of tumors is crucially important for molecular targeted treatments. Lung cancer is a prototypic example and one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. One major technical problem of detecting DNA alterations in tissue samples is cellular heterogeneity, that is, mixture of tumor and normal cells. Microdissection is an important tool to enrich tumor cells from heterogeneous tissue samples. However, conventional laser capture microdissection has several disadvantages like user-dependent selection of regions of interest (ROI), high costs for dissection systems and long processing times...
April 24, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436755/modes-of-action-for-mucosal-vaccine-adjuvants
#7
Taiki Aoshi
Vaccine adjuvants induce innate immune responses and the addition of adjuvants to the vaccine helps to induce protective immunity in the host. Vaccines utilizing live attenuated or killed whole pathogens usually contain endogenous adjuvants, such as bacterial cell wall products and their genomic nucleic acids, which act as pathogen-associated molecular patterns and are sufficient to induce adaptive immune responses. However, purified protein- or antigen-based vaccines, including component or recombinant vaccines, usually lose these endogenous innate immune stimulators, so the addition of an exogenous adjuvant is essential for the success of these vaccine types...
April 24, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436716/skin-score-correlates-with-global-dna-methylation-and-gsto1-a140d-polymorphism-in-arsenic-affected-population-of-eastern-india
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Moumita Majumder, Uma B DasGupta, D N Guha Mazumder, Nilansu Das
Arsenic is a potent environmental toxicant causing serious public health concerns in India, Bangladesh and other parts of the world. Gene and promoter specific hypermethylation has been reported in different arsenic exposed cell lines, whereas whole genome DNA methylation study suggested genomic hypo and hypermethylation after arsenic exposure in in-vitro and in-vivo studies. Along with other characteristic biomarkers, arsenic toxicity leads to typical skin lesions. The present study demonstrates significant correlation between severities of skin manifestations with their whole genome DNA methylation status as well as with a particular polymorphism (Ala 140 Asp) status in arsenic metabolizing enzyme Glutathione S-transferase Omega-1 (GSTO1) in arsenic exposed population of the district of Nadia, West Bengal, India...
April 24, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436328/potential-of-stem-cells-as-regenerative-medicine-from-preface-to-advancements
#9
Muhammad Shahid Javaid, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Muhammad Shareef Masoud
Regenerative medicine is an emerging field to find solutions to some of the most challenging medical problems of humans. Regenerative medicine has the potential to revolutionize the whole health care system, in dealing with conditions such as heart disease, emphysema, liver fibrosis, kidney disease, diabetes, and neurological disorders. Among the many challenges to bringing regenerative medicine to the clinic is the selection of the best cell types and reliable ways to expand the number of cells. Stem cells emerged as the best cell type for regeneration of different organs...
2017: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436274/depletion-of-hdl3-high-density-lipoprotein-and-altered-functionality-of-hdl2-in-blood-from-sickle-cell-patients
#10
Eric Soupene, Sandra K Larkin, Frans A Kuypers
In sickle cell disease (SCD), alterations of cholesterol metabolism is in part related to abnormal levels and activity of plasma proteins such as lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT), and apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I). In addition, the size distribution of ApoA-I high density lipoproteins (HDL) differs from normal blood. The ratio of the amount of HDL2 particle relative to the smaller higher density pre-β HDL (HDL3) particle was shifted toward HDL2. This lipoprotein imbalance is exacerbated during acute vaso-occlusive episodes (VOE) as the relative levels of HDL3 decrease...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436203/endoplasmic-reticulum-proteostasis-impairment-in-aging
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REVIEW
Gabriela Martínez, Claudia Duran-Aniotz, Felipe Cabral-Miranda, Juan P Vivar, Claudio Hetz
Perturbed neuronal proteostasis is a salient feature shared by both aging and protein misfolding disorders. The proteostasis network controls the health of the proteome by integrating pathways involved in protein synthesis, folding, trafficking, secretion, and their degradation. A reduction in the buffering capacity of the proteostasis network during aging may increase the risk to undergo neurodegeneration by enhancing the accumulation of misfolded proteins. As almost one-third of the proteome is synthetized at the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), maintenance of its proper function is fundamental to sustain neuronal function...
April 23, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436159/the-mechanism-research-of-hypoxia-induced-increased-late-sodium-current-resulting-in-intracellular-ca-2-overload-in-ventricular-myocytes
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Chen Fu, Jie Hao, Mengliu Zeng, Yejia Song, Wanzhen Jiang, Peihua Zhang, Antao Luo, Zhenzhen Cao, Luiz Belardinelli, Jihua Ma
Hypoxia leads to augmentation of late sodium current (INa.L ) and cellular Na(+) loading, increased reverse Na(+) -Ca(2+) exchange current (reverse INCX ) and intracellular Ca(2+) loading in rabbit ventricular myocytes. The purpose of this study was to determine the intracellular signal transduction pathways involved in the modulation of INa.L during hypoxia in ventricular myocytes. Whole-cell and cell-attached patch clamp techniques were used to record INa.L , and the whole-cell mode was also used to record reverse INCX and to study intercellular signal transduction mechanisms that mediate the increased INa...
April 24, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435909/self-assembled-particulate-psaa-as-vaccine-against-streptococcus-pneumoniae-infection
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Majela González-Miro, Laura Rodríguez-Noda, Mildrey Fariñas-Medina, Dagmar García-Rivera, Vicente Vérez-Bencomo, Bernd H A Rehm
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a human pathogen responsible for the majority of childhood pneumonia and media otitis cases worldwide. The diversity of its capsular polysaccharides (CPS) results in more than 91 serotypes of which at least 23 are virulent. Various CPS conjugated to immunogenic carrier proteins are currently licensed and provide protection against the infection caused by the respective serotypes but not against new and emerging virulent serotypes. In this study, we considered the conserved protein antigen PsaA, the pneumococcal surface adhesin A, in order to overcome the limitations of CPS antigens...
April 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435771/brown-adipose-tissue-bioenergetics-a-new-methodological-approach
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María Calderon-Dominguez, Martín Alcalá, David Sebastián, Antonio Zorzano, Marta Viana, Dolors Serra, Laura Herrero
The rediscovery of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans and its capacity to oxidize fat and dissipate energy as heat has put the spotlight on its potential as a therapeutic target in the treatment of several metabolic conditions including obesity and diabetes. To date the measurement of bioenergetics parameters has required the use of cultured cells or extracted mitochondria with the corresponding loss of information in the tissue context. Herein, we present a method to quantify mitochondrial bioenergetics directly in BAT...
April 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435450/exome-sequencing-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-reveals-molecular-subgroups-and-novel-therapeutic-opportunities
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Shih-Chi Su, Chiao-Wen Lin, Yu-Fan Liu, Wen-Lang Fan, Mu-Kuan Chen, Chun-Ping Yu, Wei-En Yang, Chun-Wen Su, Chun-Yi Chuang, Wen-Hsiung Li, Wen-Hung Chung, Shun-Fa Yang
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), an epithelial malignancy affecting a variety of subsites in the oral cavity, is prevalent in Asia. The survival rate of OSCC patients has not improved over the past decades due to its heterogeneous etiology, genetic aberrations, and treatment outcomes. Improvement in therapeutic strategies and tailored treatment options is an unmet need. To unveil the mutational spectrum, whole-exome sequencing of 120 OSCC from male individuals in Taiwan was conducted. Analyzing the contributions of the five mutational signatures extracted from the dataset of somatic variations identified four groups of tumors that were significantly associated with demographic and clinical features...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435401/head-and-neck-lymphomas-a-retrospective-ten-year-observation
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Marcelina Niemiec, Grażyna Stryjewska-Makuch, Małgorzata Janik, Bogdan Kolebacz, Grażyna Lisowska, Wojciech Ścierski
AIM OF THE STUDY: Lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of tumours of lymphoid tissue in which there is an abnormal proliferation of cells of the lymphatic system. The literature notes a gradual increase in the incidence of this type of cancer in the whole population. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether the above tendency occurs in the head and neck area. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the years 2005-2014, at the Otolaryngology and Laryngological Oncology Department of the Upper Silesian Medical Centre in Katowice, 77 cases of lymphoma were recorded, 58 of which were analysed in terms of location, histological type, age and sex of the patient, and the presence of risk factors...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435325/the-clinical-development-of-obinutuzumab-for-the-treatment-of-follicular-lymphoma
#17
REVIEW
Barbara Ma, Chaitra Ujjani
Impressive progress has been made in recent decades for advanced-stage follicular lymphoma with the availability of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies, initially rituximab and more recently obinutuzumab. Obinutuzumab is a unique, third-generation, fully humanized glycoengineered IgG1 type II anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody. It has been shown to have increased antitumor activity compared to rituximab in preclinical studies, including whole-blood B-cell depletion assays, xenograft models, and primate models. This has spurred on the development of obinutuzumab through Phase I/II trials as monotherapy and in combination with chemotherapeutic agents and other targeted therapies...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435267/the-acute-pulmonary-and-thrombotic-effects-of-cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-after-intratracheal-instillation-in-mice
#18
Abderrahim Nemmar, Suhail Al-Salam, Sumaya Beegam, Priya Yuvaraju, Badreldin H Ali
Cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs), used as a diesel fuel catalyst, can be emitted into the ambient air, resulting in exposure to humans by inhalation. Recent studies have reported the development of lung toxicity after pulmonary exposure to CeO2 NPs. However, little is known about the possible thrombotic effects of these NPs. The present study investigated the acute (24 hours) effect of intratracheal (IT) instillation of either CeO2 NPs (0.1 or 0.5 mg/kg) or saline (control) on pulmonary and systemic inflammation and oxidative stress and thrombosis in mice...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435148/plasma-mediated-protein-immobilisation-enhances-the-vascular-compatibility-of-polyurethane-with-tissue-matched-mechanical-properties
#19
Irina Kondyurina, Steven Wise, Alan Ngo, Elysse Filipe, Alexey Kondyurin, Anthony Weiss, Shisan Bao, Marcela Bilek
Polyurethanes are a diverse class of polymers, with independently tunable mechanical and biodegradation properties making them a versatile platform material for biomedical implants. Previous iterations have failed to adequately embody appropriate mechanical and biological properties, particularly for vascular medicine where strength, compliance and multifaceted biocompatibility are required. We have synthesized a new polyurethane formulation with finely tuned mechanical properties, combining high strength and extensibility with a low Young's modulus...
April 24, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435076/design-synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-modelling-of-2-2-aryloxyphenyl-1-4-dihydroisoquinolin-3-2h-ones-a-novel-class-of-tspo-ligands-modulating-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-mptp-opening
#20
Ahmed Elkamhawy, Jung-Eun Park, Ahmed H E Hassan, Ae Nim Pae, Jiyoun Lee, Beoung-Geon Park, Sora Paik, Jimin Do, Jong-Hyun Park, Ki Duk Park, Bongjin Moon, Woo Kyu Park, Heeyeong Cho, Dae Young Jeong, Eun Joo Roh
Translocator protein (TSPO) is involved in modulating mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening/closure leading to either apoptotic cell death via opening of mPTP or cell protection mediated by mPTP blocking and hence intercepting mPTP induced apoptosis. Herein, 2-(2-aryloxyphenyl)-1,4-dihydroisoquinolin-3(2H)-one derivatives have been designed and synthesized as new modulators for amyloid-β-induced mPTP opening. Among all, compound 7c remarkably enhanced mPTP opening while compound 7e showed the highest mPTP blocking activity...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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