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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743172/modelling-nutritional-mutualisms-challenges-and-opportunities-for-data-integration
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Teresa J Clark, Colleen A Friel, Emily Grman, Yair Shachar-Hill, Maren L Friesen
Nutritional mutualisms are ancient, widespread, and profoundly influential in biological communities and ecosystems. Although much is known about these interactions, comprehensive answers to fundamental questions, such as how resource availability and structured interactions influence mutualism persistence, are still lacking. Mathematical modelling of nutritional mutualisms has great potential to facilitate the search for comprehensive answers to these and other fundamental questions by connecting the physiological and genomic underpinnings of mutualisms with ecological and evolutionary processes...
July 25, 2017: Ecology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743155/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-prior-to-radical-cystectomy-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-with-variant-histology
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Malte W Vetterlein, Stephanie A M Wankowicz, Thomas Seisen, Richard Lander, Björn Löppenberg, Felix K-H Chun, Mani Menon, Maxine Sun, Justine A Barletta, Toni K Choueiri, Joaquim Bellmunt, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Mark A Preston
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in pure urothelial bladder cancer provides a significant survival benefit. However, to the authors' knowledge, it is unknown whether this benefit persists in histological variants. The objective of the current study was to assess the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on the probability of non-organ-confined disease and overall survival after radical cystectomy (RC) in patients with histological variants. METHODS: Querying the National Cancer Data Base, the authors identified 2018 patients with histological variants who were undergoing RC for bladder cancer between 2003 and 2012...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743058/oral-nanotherapeutics-redox-nanoparticles-attenuate-ultraviolet-b-radiation-induced-skin-inflammatory-disorders-in-kud-hr-hairless-mice
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Chitho P Feliciano, Yukio Nagasaki
The active participation of an anti-inflammatory drug in the biological pathways of inflammation is crucial for the achievement of beneficial and therapeutic effects. This study demonstrated the development of redox nanoparticles that can circulate in the blood at significantly high levels, thus increasing their efficacy as an oral treatment against the deleterious effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in an in vivo inflammatory skin model. To confirm the blood bioavailability of the nanoparticles, mice were injected with the nanoparticles solution (RNP(N)) via oral gavage...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743043/neurotrophy-and-immunomodulation-of-induced-neural-stem-cell-grafts-in-a-mouse-model-of-closed-head-injury
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Mou Gao, Hui Yao, Qin Dong, Yan Zhang, Yang Yang, Yihua Zhang, Zhijun Yang, Minhui Xu, Ruxiang Xu
Closed head injury (CHI) usually results in severe and permanent neurological impairments, which are caused by several intertwined phenomena, such as cerebral edema, blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, neuronal loss, astroglial scarring and inflammation. We previously reported that induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), similar to neural stem cells (NSCs), can accelerate neurological recovery in vivo and produce neurotrophic factors in vitro. However, the effects of iNSC neurotrophy following CHI were not determined...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742966/the-decisive-role-of-hydrophobicity-on-the-effect-of-alkylammonium-chlorides-on-protein-stability-a-terahertz-spectroscopic-finding
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Debasish Das Mahanta, Rajib Kumar Mitra, Nirnay Samanta
Many biologically important processes involve a subtle interplay between Columbic and hydrophobic interactions among molecular groups with water. A comprehensive understanding of such processes, specially while occurring simultaneously in the same molecule is of practical importance. In this contribution we report the ultrafast (sub-ps to ps) collective hydrogen bond dynamics of water in the extended hydration layers in a series of alkylammonium chloride salts using THz time domain spectroscopic (TTDS) technique (0...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742937/models-for-discovery-of-targeted-therapy-in-genetic-epileptic-encephalopathies
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REVIEW
Snezana Maljevic, Christopher A Reid, Steven Petrou
Epileptic encephalopathies are severe disorders emerging in the first days to years of life that commonly include refractory seizures, various types of movement disorders, and different levels of developmental delay. In recent years, many de novo occurring variants have been identified in individuals with these devastating disorders. To unravel disease mechanisms the functional impact of detected variants associated with epileptic encephalopathies is investigated in a range of cellular and animal models. This review addresses efforts to advance and use such models to identify specific molecular and cellular targets for the development of novel therapies...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742931/dynamics-of-lipids-and-metabolites-during-the-cell-cycle-of-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Jessica Jüppner, Umarah Mubeen, Andrea Leisse, Camila Caldana, Henrike Brust, Martin Steup, Marion Herrmann, Dirk Steinhauser, Patrick Giavalisco
Metabolites and lipids are the final products of enzymatic processes, distinguishing the different cellular functions and activities of single cells or whole tissues. Understanding these cellular functions within a well-established model system, requires a systemic collection of molecular and physiological information. In the current report, the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was selected to establish a comprehensive workflow for the detailed multi-omics analysis of a synchronously growing cell culture system...
July 25, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742394/assessment-of-proteomic-measures-across-serious-psychiatric-illness
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S Charles Schulz, Shauna Overgaard, David J Bond, Rajesh Kaldate
The diagnoses of serious psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder, rely on the subjective recall and interpretation of often overlapping symptoms, and are not based on the objective pathophysiology of the illnesses. The subjectivity of symptom reporting and interpretation contributes to the delay of accurate diagnoses and limits effective treatment of these illnesses. Proteomics, the study of the types and quantities of proteins an organism produces, may offer an objective biological approach to psychiatric diagnosis...
2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742216/the-fetuses-at-risk-approach-survival-analysis-from-a-fetal-perspective
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K S Joseph, Michael S Kramer
Several phenomena in contemporary perinatology create challenges for analyzing pregnancy outcomes. These include recent increases in iatrogenic delivery at late preterm and early term gestation which are incongruent with the belief that stillbirth and neonatal death risk decrease exponentially with advancing gestational age. Perinatal epidemiologists have also puzzled over the paradox of intersecting birth weight- and gestational age-specific perinatal mortality curves for decades. For example, neonatal mortality rates among preterm infants of women who smoke are substantially lower than neonatal mortality rates among preterm infants of non-smoking women, whereas the reverse pattern occurs at term gestation...
July 25, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742205/up-regulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-pcat-1-correlates-with-tumor-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer
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W-C Cui, Y-F Wu, H-M Qu
OBJECTIVE: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), emerging non-coding RNAs, have been proved to serve as a critical role in the proliferation, metastasis apoptosis of gastric cancer. However, the potential biological role PCAT-1 in gastric cancer (GC) remains undefined. The present study aimed to investigate the expression and clinical significance of PCAT-1 in GC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The expression of PCAT-1 was detected with a quantitative Real-time PCR assay. The association between PCAT-1 expression and clinicopathological factors, as well as survival rates, was analyzed...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742153/reconstructing-the-regulatory-circuit-of-cell-fate-determination-in-yeast-mating-response
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Bin Shao, Haiyu Yuan, Rongfei Zhang, Xuan Wang, Shuwen Zhang, Qi Ouyang, Nan Hao, Chunxiong Luo
Massive technological advances enabled high-throughput measurements of proteomic changes in biological processes. However, retrieving biological insights from large-scale protein dynamics data remains a challenging task. Here we used the mating differentiation in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model and developed integrated experimental and computational approaches to analyze the proteomic dynamics during the process of cell fate determination. When exposed to a high dose of mating pheromone, the yeast cell undergoes growth arrest and forms a shmoo-like morphology; however, at intermediate doses, chemotropic elongated growth is initialized...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742083/long-time-analytic-approximation-of-large-stochastic-oscillators-simulation-analysis-and-inference
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Giorgos Minas, David A Rand
In order to analyse large complex stochastic dynamical models such as those studied in systems biology there is currently a great need for both analytical tools and also algorithms for accurate and fast simulation and estimation. We present a new stochastic approximation of biological oscillators that addresses these needs. Our method, called phase-corrected LNA (pcLNA) overcomes the main limitations of the standard Linear Noise Approximation (LNA) to remain uniformly accurate for long times, still maintaining the speed and analytically tractability of the LNA...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742046/a-fast-algorithm-for-analysis-of-molecular-communication-in-artificial-synapse
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Bilgesu A Bilgin, Ozgur B Akan
In this paper we analyse molecular communications (MC) in a proposed artificial synapse (AS), whose main difference from biological synapses (BSs) is that it is closed, i.e., transmitter molecules cannot diffuse out from AS. Such a setup has both advantages and disadvantages. Besides higher structural stability, being closed, AS never runs out of transmitters. Thus, MC in AS is disconnected from outer environment, which is very desirable for possible intra-body applications. On the other hand, clearance of transmitters from AS has to be achieved by transporter molecules on the presynaptic membrane of AS...
July 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742020/symmetry-broken-and-rebroken-during-the-atp-hydrolysis-cycle-of-the-mitochondrial-hsp90-trap1
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Daniel Elnatan, Miguel Betegon, Yanxin Liu, Theresa Ramelot, Michael A Kennedy, David A Agard
Hsp90 is a homodimeric ATP-dependent molecular chaperone that remodels its substrate "client" proteins, facilitating their folding and activating them for biological function. Despite decades of research, the mechanism connecting ATP hydrolysis and chaperone function remains elusive. Particularly puzzling has been the apparent lack of cooperativity in hydrolysis of the ATP in each protomer. A crystal structure of the mitochondrial Hsp90, TRAP1, revealed that the catalytically active state is closed in a highly-strained asymmetric conformation...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742018/dynamic-structure-of-locomotor-behavior-in-walking-fruit-flies
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Alexander Y Katsov, Limor Freifeld, Mark Horowitz, Seppe Kuehn, Thomas R Clandinin
The function of the brain is unlikely to be understood without an accurate description of its output, yet the nature of movement elements and their organization remains an open problem. Here, movement elements are identified from dynamics of walking in flies, using unbiased criteria. On one time scale, dynamics of walking are consistent over hundreds of milliseconds, allowing elementary features to be defined. Over longer periods, walking is well described by a stochastic process composed of these elementary features, and a generative model of this process reproduces individual behavior sequences accurately over seconds or longer...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741972/the-effect-of-zirconium-doping-of-cerium-dioxide-nanoparticles-on-pulmonary-and-cardiovascular-toxicity-and-biodistribution-in-mice-after-inhalation
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Susan Dekkers, Mark R Miller, Roel P F Schins, Isabella Römer, Mike Russ, Rob J Vandebriel, Iseult Lynch, Marie-France Belinga-Desaunay, Eugenia Valsami-Jones, Shea P Connell, Ian P Smith, Rodger Duffin, John A F Boere, Harm J Heusinkveld, Catrin Albrecht, Wim H de Jong, Flemming R Cassee
Development and manufacture of nanomaterials is growing at an exponential rate, despite an incomplete understanding of how their physicochemical characteristics affect their potential toxicity. Redox activity has been suggested to be an important physicochemical property of nanomaterials to predict their biological activity. This study assessed the influence of redox activity by modification of cerium dioxide nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) via zirconium (Zr) doping on the biodistribution, pulmonary and cardiovascular effects in mice following inhalation...
July 25, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741949/ph-dependence-of-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-iontronic-transport
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Maria Seitanidou, Juan Felipe Franco-Gonzalez, Theresia Arbring Sjöström, Igor Zozoulenko, Magnus Berggren, Daniel T Simon
The organic electronic ion pump (OEIP) has been developed as an "iontronic" tool for delivery of biological signaling compounds. OEIPs rely on electrophoretically "pumping" charged compounds, either at neutral or shifted pH, through an ion-selective channel. Significant shifts in pH lead to an abundance of H(+) or OH(-), which are delivered along with the intended substance. While this method has been used to transport various neurotransmitters, the role of pH has not been explored. Here we present an investigation of the role of pH on OEIP transport efficiency using the neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as the model cationic delivery substance...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741923/codelivery-of-trichosanthin-and-albendazole-by-nano-self-assembly-for-overcoming-tumor-multidrug-resistance-and-metastasis
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Yisi Tang, Jianming Liang, Aihua Wu, Yingzhi Chen, Pengfei Zhao, Tingting Lin, Meng Zhang, Qin Xu, Jianxin Wang, Yongzhuo Huang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) and metastasis are the major obstacles in cancer chemotherapy. Nanotechnology-based combination therapy is a useful strategy. Recently, the combination of biologics and small drugs has attracted much attention in cancer therapy. Yet, the treatment outcomes are often compromised by the different pharmacokinetics profiles of the co-administered drugs, thus leading to inconsistent drug uptake and suboptimal drug combination at the tumor sites. Nanotechnology-based codelivery offers a promising method to address this problem, which is well demonstrated in the use of small drugs combination...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741853/application-of-nir-spectroscopy-coupled-with-pls-regression-for-quantification-of-total-polyphenol-contents-from-the-fruit-and-aerial-parts-of-citrullus-colocynthis
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Tania S Rizvi, Fazal Mabood, Liaqat Ali, Mohammed Al-Broumi, Hamida K M Al Rabani, Javid Hussain, Farah Jabeen, Suryyia Manzoor, Ahmed Al-Harrasi
INTRODUCTION: Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad is extensively used to treat diabetes, obesity, fever, cancer, amenorrhea, jaundice, leukemia, rheumatism, and respiratory diseases. Chemical studies have indicated the presence of several cucurbitacins, flavones, and other polyphenols in this plant. These phytochemical constituents are responsible for the interesting antioxidant and other biological activities of C. colocynthis. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, for the first time, near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy coupled with partial least square (PLS) regression analysis was used to quantify the polyphenolic phytochemicals of C...
July 25, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741758/stem-cell-derived-exosomes-a-promising-strategy-for-fracture-healing
#20
REVIEW
Zi-Chen Hao, Jun Lu, Shan-Zheng Wang, Hao Wu, Yun-Tong Zhang, Shuo-Gui Xu
OBJECTIVES: To describe the biological characteristics of exosomes and to summarize the current status of stem cell-derived exosomes on fracture healing. Meanwhile, future challenges, limitations and perspectives are also discussed. METHODS: Search and analyze the related articles in pubmed database through the multi-combination of keywords like "stem cells","exosomes","bone regeneration" and "fracture healing". CONCLUSION: Stem cell-derived exosome therapy for fracture healing has been enjoying popularity and is drawing increasing attention...
July 25, 2017: Cell Proliferation
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