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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156761/extracts-from-hericium-erinaceus-relieve-inflammatory-bowel-disease-by-regulating-immunity-and-gut-microbiota
#1
Chen Diling, Yang Xin, Zheng Chaoqun, Yang Jian, Tang Xiaocui, Chen Jun, Shuai Ou, Xie Yizhen
Hericium erinaceus (HE), a traditional edible mushroom, is known as a medicine food homology to ameliorate gastrointestinal diseases. To investigate whether HE is clinically effective in alleviating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), HE extracts (polysaccharide, alcoholic extracts and whole extracts were prepared using solvent extraction methods) were administrated for 2 weeks in rats with IBD induced by trinitro-benzene-sulfonic acid (TNBS) enema (150 mg/kg). Significant clinical and histological changes in IBD rats were identified, including damage activity, common morphous and tissue damage index scores in colonic mucosa and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156760/microrna-29a-increased-the-intestinal-membrane-permeability-of-colonic-epithelial-cells-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-rats
#2
Guanqun Chao, Yingying Wang, Shuo Zhang, Weilin Yang, Zheying Ni, Xuliang Zheng
Background: The whole pathogenesis of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome(IBS-D) is poorly understood. Our goal was to evaluate the expression change of microRNA-29a(miR-29a) in colonic epithelial cells in IBS rats and clarify the mechanism of miR-29a increasing the intestinal membrane permeability through aquaporins(AQPs). Methods: The IBS-D rats models were induced by rectal distention pressure combining with extremities constraint. The colonic epithelial cells were divided into four groups...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156722/whole-exome-sequencing-reveals-novel-mutations-and-epigenetic-regulation-in-hypopharyngeal-carcinoma
#3
Ping Wu, Honglong Wu, Yaoyun Tang, Shi Luo, Xing Fang, Chubo Xie, Jian He, Suping Zhao, Xiaofeng Wang, Jiajia Xu, Xi Chen, Dongfang Li, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang
Hypopharyngeal cancer (HPC) frequently presents at an advanced stage, resulting in poor prognosis. Although combined surgical therapy and chemoradiotherapy have improved the survival for patients with HPC over the past 3 decades, the mortality rate in late-stage diagnosis of HPC is unsatisfactory. In this study, we performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) of 23 hypopharyngeal tumor and paired adjacent normal tissue to identify novel candidate driver genes associated with hypopharyngeal carcinoma. We identified several copy number variants (CNVs) and 15 somatic mutation genes that were associated with hypopharyngeal carcinoma...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156588/cytotoxicity-of-poly-alkyl-cyanoacrylate-nanoparticles
#4
Einar Sulheim, Tore-Geir Iversen, Vu To Nakstad, Geir Klinkenberg, Håvard Sletta, Ruth Schmid, Anne Rein Hatletveit, Ane Marit Wågbø, Anders Sundan, Tore Skotland, Kirsten Sandvig, Ýrr Mørch
Although nanotoxicology has become a large research field, assessment of cytotoxicity is often reduced to analysis of one cell line only. Cytotoxicity of nanoparticles is complex and should, preferentially, be evaluated in several cell lines with different methods and on multiple nanoparticle batches. Here we report the toxicity of poly(alkyl cyanoacrylate) nanoparticles in 12 different cell lines after synthesizing and analyzing 19 different nanoparticle batches and report that large variations were obtained when using different cell lines or various toxicity assays...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156375/downregulation-of-the-protein-synthesis-machinery-is-a-major-regulatory-event-during-early-adipogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stromal-cells
#5
Bruna H Marcon, Fabíola B Holetz, Guillermo Eastman, Ana Carolina Origa-Alves, Mariana Andrea Amorós, Alessandra Melo de Aguiar, Carmen K Rebelatto, Paulo R S Brofman, Jose Sotelo-Silveira, Bruno Dallagiovanna
Commitment of adult stem cells involves the activation of specific gene networks regulated from transcription to protein synthesis. Here, we used ribosome profiling to identify mRNAs regulated at the translational level, through both differential association to polysomes and modulation of their translational rates. We observed that translational regulation during the differentiation of human adipose-derived stromal cells (hASCs, also known as adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells), a subset of which are stem cells, to adipocytes was a major regulatory event...
November 1, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156239/examining-the-effects-of-alcohol-on-gabaa-receptor-mrna-expression-and-function-in-neural-cultures-generated-from-control-and-alcohol-dependent-donor-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#6
Richard Lieberman, Henry R Kranzler, Eric S Levine, Jonathan Covault
Factors influencing the development of alcohol-use disorder (AUD) are complex and heterogeneous. While animal models have been crucial to identifying actions of alcohol on neural cells, human-derived in vitro systems that reflect an individual's genetic background hold promise in furthering our understanding of the molecular and functional effects of alcohol exposure and the pathophysiology of AUD. In this report, we utilized induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs)-derived neural cell cultures obtained from healthy individuals (CTLs) and those with alcohol dependence (ADs) to 1) examine the effect of 21-day alcohol exposure on mRNA expression of three genes encoding GABAA receptor subunits (GABRA1, GABRG2, and GABRD) using quantitative PCR, and 2) examine the effect of acute and chronic alcohol exposure on GABA-evoked currents using whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology...
August 12, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155860/chip-seq-analysis-identifies-p27-kip1-target-genes-involved-in-cell-adhesion-and-cell-signalling-in-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts
#7
Atilla Biçer, Serena Orlando, Abul B M M K Islam, Edurne Gallastegui, Arnaud Besson, Rosa Aligué, Oriol Bachs, Maria Jesús Pujol
The protein p27Kip1 (p27), a member of the Cip-Kip family of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors, is involved in tumorigenesis and a correlation between reduced levels of this protein in human tumours and a worse prognosis has been established. Recent reports revealed that p27 also behaves as a transcriptional regulator. Thus, it has been postulated that the development of tumours with low amounts of p27 could be propitiated by deregulation of transcriptional programs under the control of p27. However, these programs still remain mostly unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155830/molecular-characterization-of-tsetse-s-proboscis-and-its-response-to-trypanosoma-congolense-infection
#8
Erick O Awuoche, Brian L Weiss, Aurélien Vigneron, Paul O Mireji, Emre Aksoy, Benson Nyambega, Geoffrey M Attardo, Yineng Wu, Michelle O'Neill, Grace Murilla, Serap Aksoy
Tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) transmit parasitic African trypanosomes (Trypanosoma spp.), including Trypanosoma congolense, which causes animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT). AAT detrimentally affects agricultural activities in sub-Saharan Africa and has negative impacts on the livelihood and nutrient availability for the affected communities. After tsetse ingests an infectious blood meal, T. congolense sequentially colonizes the fly's gut and proboscis (PB) organs before being transmitted to new mammalian hosts during subsequent feedings...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155742/isolation-of-intact-whole-mouse-mammary-glands-for-analysis-of-extracellular-matrix-expression-and-gland-morphology
#9
Christopher Thompson, Katherine Keck, Abigail Hielscher
The goal of this procedure was to harvest the #4 abdominal mammary glands from female nulliparous mice in order to assess ECM expression and ductal architecture. Here, a small pocket below the skin was created using Mayo scissors, allowing separation of the glands within the subcutaneous tissue from the underlying peritoneum. Visualization of the glands was aided by the use of 3.5x-R surgical micro loupes. The pelt was inverted and pinned back allowing identification of the intact mammary fat pads. Each of the #4 abdominal glands was bluntly dissected by sliding the scalpel blade laterally between the subcutaneous layer and the glands...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155729/sample-preparation-and-analysis-of-rnaseq-based-gene-expression-data-from-zebrafish
#10
Timothy L Hostelley, Jessica E Nesmith, Norann A Zaghloul
The analysis of global gene expression changes is a valuable tool for identifying novel pathways underlying observed phenotypes. The zebrafish is an excellent model for rapid assessment of whole transcriptome from whole animal or individual cell populations due to the ease of isolation of RNA from large numbers of animals. Here a protocol for global gene expression analysis in zebrafish embryos using RNA sequencing (RNASeq) is presented. We describe preparation of RNA from whole embryos or from cell populations obtained using cell sorting in transgenic animals...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155247/cells-have-sex-chromosomes-and-circadian-clocks-implications-for-organismal-level-functions
#11
Rae Silver
A great number of stakeholders have a keen interest in issues surrounding sex differences. These participants in the discourse often use the same evidence to draw opposite conclusions, with implications for individuals and society as a whole. One part of the maelstrom and associated emotionality derives from confounds between the concepts of "sex" vs. "gender", even among professionals. Here, the oft-repeated point is made that evidence for gender differences can't be derived from the animal research, once the generally accepted conception of gender as a process unique to humans, is acknowledged...
November 15, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155103/rasgrp1-mutation-in-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-like-disease
#12
Huawei Mao, Wanling Yang, Sylvain Latour, Jing Yang, Sarah Winter, Jian Zheng, Ke Ni, Minmin Lv, Chenjing Liu, Hongmei Huang, Koon-Wing Chan, Pamela Pui-Wah Lee, Wenwei Tu, Alain Fischer, Yu-Lung Lau
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a genetic disorder of lymphocyte homeostasis due to impaired apoptosis. It was initially regarded as a very rare disease, but recent studies show it may be more common than previously thought. Defects in a couple of genes have been identified in a proportion of ALPS patients, but around one third of such patients remain undefined genetically. OBJECTIVE: We described two siblings presenting with ALPS-like disease...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154985/adolescent-hydrocele-carrying-a-surprise-a-case-of-papillary-cystadenoma-of-the-epididymis
#13
A Soria Gondek, V Julià Masip, C Jou Muñoz, H Salvador Hernández, C Rovira Zurriaga, X Tarrado Castellarnau
Papillary cystadenoma of the epididymis (PCE) is a rare benign epithelial tumor remarkable for its association with Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHLD). A 12-year-old male consulted for a progressive enlargement of the left testicle. At time of surgery, the whole epididymis was enlarged. Pathological diagnosis was PCE with a focus of borderline malignancy. Scrotal left epididymectomy was performed. VHLD screening was negative. No relapse has been detected two years later. In case of atypical clinical examination of a hydrocele, unusual presentations such as PCE should be considered...
November 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153840/association-of-omics-features-with-histopathology-patterns-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#14
Kun-Hsing Yu, Gerald J Berry, Daniel L Rubin, Christopher Ré, Russ B Altman, Michael Snyder
Adenocarcinoma accounts for more than 40% of lung malignancy, and microscopic pathology evaluation is indispensable for its diagnosis. However, how histopathology findings relate to molecular abnormalities remains largely unknown. Here, we obtained H&E-stained whole-slide histopathology images, pathology reports, RNA sequencing, and proteomics data of 538 lung adenocarcinoma patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas and used these to identify molecular pathways associated with histopathology patterns. We report cell-cycle regulation and nucleotide binding pathways underpinning tumor cell dedifferentiation, and we predicted histology grade using transcriptomics and proteomics signatures (area under curve >0...
November 13, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153527/short-communication-genomic-prediction-using-imputed-whole-genome-sequence-variants-in-brown-swiss-cattle
#15
Mirjam Frischknecht, Theodorus H E Meuwissen, Beat Bapst, Franz R Seefried, Christine Flury, Dorian Garrick, Heidi Signer-Hasler, Christian Stricker, Anna Bieber, Ruedi Fries, Ingolf Russ, Johann Sölkner, Alessandro Bagnato, Birgit Gredler-Grandl
The accuracy of genomic prediction determines response to selection. It has been hypothesized that accuracy of genomic breeding values can be increased by a higher density of variants. We used imputed whole-genome sequence data and various single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) selection criteria to estimate genomic breeding values in Brown Swiss cattle. The extreme scenarios were 50K SNP chip data and whole-genome sequence data with intermediate scenarios using linkage disequilibrium-pruned whole-genome sequence variants, only variants predicted to be missense, or the top 50K variants from genome-wide association studies...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153461/population-based-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato-seroprevalence-and-associated-risk-factors-in-finland
#16
Janko van Beek, Eeva Sajanti, Otto Helve, Jukka Ollgren, Mikko J Virtanen, Harri Rissanen, Outi Lyytikäinen, Jukka Hytönen, Jussi Sane
Lyme borreliosis (LB) is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bb-sl) and is the most common vector-borne disease in Europe. The objectives of this study were to determine the Bb-sl seroprevalence among the general Finnish adult population and to identify risk factors associated with Bb-sl-seropositive status. Two thousand sera from a nationwide health survey from 2011 were tested by whole-cell sonicate IgG ELISA, C6 peptide ELISA, and recomBead IgG 2.0 and test results were linked to a general health questionnaire...
November 11, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152948/exogenous-erythropoietin-aggravates-retinal-neovascularizationin-a-murine-model-of-proliferative-retinopathy
#17
Ning Yang, Wenxi Zhang, Tao He, Yiqiao Xing
Background/aim: Erythropoietin (EPO) has been proven recently to be a critical mediator in retinal neovascularization (RNV). Previous studies have indicated that the use of recombinant human EPO (rEPO) is a high risk factor in the development of retinopathy of prematurity. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of rEPO administration on RNV and its underlying mechanism in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). Materials and methods: A murine model of OIR was used to generate RNV. After daily intraperitoneal injection of rEPO from postnatal day 12 (P12), mice were euthanized at P17...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152610/mutations-in-coagulation-factor-viii-are-associated-with-more-favorable-outcome-in-patients-with-cutaneous-melanoma
#18
Zheng Ping, Abha Soni, Lance A Williams, Huy P Pham, Malay K Basu, X Long Zheng
Coagulation factor VIII (FVIII), von Willebrand factor (VWF), and ADAMTS13 play an important role in regulation of normal hemostasis. However, little is known about their roles in patients with malignancy, particularly with cutaneous melanoma. Whole genome sequencing data are available for 25,719 cases in 126 cancer genomic studies for analysis. All sequencing data and corresponding pathology findings were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas. The cBioportal bioinformatics tools were used for the data analysis...
July 2017: TH Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152606/ethanol-induced-steatosis-involves-impairment-of-lipophagy-associated-with-reduced-dynamin2-activity
#19
Karuna Rasineni, Terrence M Donohue, Paul G Thomes, Li Yang, Dean J Tuma, Mark A McNiven, Carol A Casey
Background: Lipid droplets (LDs), the organelles central to alcoholic steatosis, are broken down by lipophagy, a specialized form of autophagy. Here, we hypothesize that ethanol administration retards lipophagy by down-regulating Dynamin 2 (Dyn2), a protein that facilitates lysosome re-formation, contributing to hepatocellular steatosis. Methods: Primary hepatocytes were isolated from male Wistar rats fed Lieber-DeCarli control or EtOH liquid diets for 6-8 wk. Hepatocytes were incubated in complete medium (fed) or nutrient-free medium (fasting) with or without the Dyn2 inhibitor Dynasore or the Src inhibitor SU6656...
August 2017: Hepatol Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152232/recent-therapeutic-advances-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#20
REVIEW
Prithviraj Bose, Varsha Gandhi
The last several years have witnessed a paradigm shift in the management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The course of this very heterogeneous disease, traditionally treated with chemotherapeutic agents usually in combination with rituximab, typically has been characterized by remissions and relapses, and survival times vary greatly, depending on intrinsic biological attributes of the leukemia. The developments of the last few years have been transformative, ushering in an era of novel, molecularly targeted therapies, made possible by extensive efforts to elucidate the biology of the disease that predated the new targeted drugs...
2017: F1000Research
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