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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458171/toxicology-studies-of-furosine-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-exploration-of-the-related-mechanism
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Hui-Ying Li, Lei Xing, Jia-Qi Wang, Nan Zheng
AIM: Furosine is one of the Maillard reaction products (MRPs) and is found in a variety of heat-processed food. Yet its toxicity is still unclear. The present study was designed to assess furosine toxicity in cell models and in CD-1 mice, respectively. METHODS: In vitro, the effects of furosine on the cell viability, cell cycle and apoptosis (Hek293, HepG2, SK-N-SH and Caco2) were detected and evaluated, sensitive cell lines and proper dosage of furosine for further animal experiment were determined, and the mechanisms of toxicity were explored...
February 16, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458110/investigation-of-adhesive-interactions-in-the-specific-targeting-of-triptorelin-conjugated-peg-coated-magnetite-nanoparticles-to-breast-cancer-cells
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Jingjie Hu, Sina Youssefian, John Obayemi, Karen Malatesta, Nima Rahbar, Winston Soboyejo
The understanding of adhesive interaction at the nanoscale between functionalized nanoparticles and biological cells is of great importance to develop effective theranostic nanocarriers for targeted cancer therapy. Here, we report a combination of experimental and computational approaches to evaluate the adhesion between Triptorelin (a Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone (LHRH) agonist)-conjugated poly-(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-coated magnetite nanoparticles (Triptorelin-MNPs) and breast cells. The adhesion forces between Triptorelin-MNPs and normal/cancerous breast cells are obtained using atomic force microscopy...
February 16, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458091/role-of-the-ssek1-gene-in-the-pathogenicity-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-enteritidis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yadong Yang, Chuan Yu, Ke Ding, Chunjie Zhang, Chengshui Liao, Yanyan Jia, Jing Li, Xiangchao Cheng
Salmonella enteritidis is a common food-borne pathogen associated with consumption of contaminated poultry meat and eggs, which frequently causes gastroenteritis in humans. Salmonella secreted effector K1 (SseK1), as a translocated and secreted protein has been identified to be essential for the virulence of Salmonella typhimurium in host cells. However, the role of the sseK1 gene in the pathogenicity of S. enteritidis remain unclear. In this study, a sseK1 deletion mutant of S. enteritidis was constructed and its biological characteristics were examined...
February 16, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458054/comparative-investigation-of-binding-interactions-with-three-steroidal-derivatives-of-d-gggt-4-g-quadruplex-aptamer
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Shan Huang, Yu Liang, Jianguo Cui, Jiangning Xie, Yi Liu, Baoqing Hu, Qi Xiao
Steroidal derivatives have attracted tremendous attentions in biological and biomedical areas, due to their variety biological activities. The investigation of structural influences helps in understanding their biological activities. The interactions of steroidal derivatives with DNA may play important roles in biological activities, however only a few investigations were reported on this issue. Herein, the structural influences of three steroidal derivatives were investigated based on their binding interactions with d(GGGT)4 G-quadruplex aptamer by spectroscopic approaches, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electrochemical methods, and molecular modeling techniques...
February 16, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457449/catalytically-active-single-chain-polymeric-nanoparticles-exploring-their-functions-in-complex-biological-media
#5
Yiliu Liu, Silvia Pujals, Patrick J M Stals, Thomas Pauloehrl, Stanislav I Presolski, E W Meijer, Lorenzo Albertazzi, Anja R A Palmans
Dynamic single-chain polymeric nanoparticles (SCPNs) are intriguing, bioinspired architectures that result from the collapse or folding of an individual polymer chain into a nanometer-sized particle. Here we present a detailed biophysical study on the behavior of dynamic SCPNs in living cells and an evaluation of their catalytic functionality in such a complex medium. We first developed a number of delivery strategies that allowed the selective localization of SCPNs in different cellular compartments. Live/dead tests showed that the SCPNs were not toxic to cells while spectral imaging revealed that SCPNs provide a structural shielding and reduced the influence from the outer biological media...
February 19, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457376/delivery-of-allogeneic-adipose-stem-cells-in-polyethylene-glycol-fibrin-hydrogels-as-an-adjunct-to-meshed-autografts-after-sharp-debridement-of-deep-partial-thickness-burns
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David M Burmeister, Randolph Stone, Nicole Wrice, Alfred Laborde, Sandra C Becerra, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, Robert J Christy
Harvesting of autografts results in donor site morbidities and is limited in scenarios such as large total body surface area burns. In these instances, coverage is increased by meshing grafts at the expense of delayed biologic closure. Moreover, graft meshing increases the likelihood of contraction and hypertrophic scarring, limits range of motion, and worsens cosmesis. Many tissue engineering technologies have touted the promise of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for burn wounds. The primary objective of the current study was to determine feasibility and efficacy of in situ ASC delivery via PEGylated fibrin (FPEG) hydrogels as adjuncts to meshed split thickness skin grafts in a porcine model...
February 18, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457371/validation-of-a-blood-marker-for-plasma-volume-in-endurance-athletes-during-a-live-high-train-low-altitude-training-camp
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Louisa M Lobigs, Laura A Garvican-Lewis, Victor L Vuong, Nicolin Tee, Christopher J Gore, Peter Peeling, Brian Dawson, Yorck O Schumacher
Altitude is a confounding factor within the Athlete's Biological Passport (ABP) due, in part, to the plasma volume (PV) response to hypoxia. Here, a newly developed PV blood test is applied to assess the possible efficacy of reducing the influence of PV on the volumetric ABP markers; hemoglobin concentration ([Hb]) and the OFF-score. Endurance athletes (n=34) completed a 21 night simulated live high: train low protocol (14h.d-1 at 3000m). Bloods were collected twice pre-altitude, at days 3, 8 and 15 at altitude and 1, 7, 21 and 42 days post-altitude...
February 19, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457336/high-school-biology-students-use-of-visual-molecular-dynamics-as-an-authentic-tool-for-learning-about-modeling-as-a-professional-scientific-practice
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Stephen R Burgin, Jennifer Oramous, Michael Kaminski, Linda Stocker, Mahmoud Moradi
Modeling is a practice of science that is underemphasized in biology classrooms in comparison to its central focus in the physical sciences. Visualizations of the submicroscopic world of molecules are becoming increasingly sophisticated with the evolution of new technologies. With this in mind, we introduced high school biology classrooms to a professional molecular modeling software program used by research biochemists to visualize proteins and other macromolecules. Analysis of surveys completed before and after the use of the program revealed significant student gains in their understandings of the nature of models...
February 19, 2018: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457329/the-companion-dog-as-a-model-for-human-aging-and-mortality
#9
Jessica M Hoffman, Kate E Creevy, Alexander Franks, Dan G O'Neill, Daniel E L Promislow
Around the world, human populations have experienced large increases in average lifespan over the last 150 years, and while individuals are living longer, they are spending more years of life with multiple chronic morbidities. Researchers have used numerous laboratory animal models to understand the biological and environmental factors that influence aging, morbidity, and longevity. However, the most commonly studied animal species, laboratory mice and rats, do not experience environmental conditions similar to those to which humans are exposed, nor do we often diagnose them with many of the naturally occurring pathologies seen in humans...
February 19, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457278/zwitterionic-nanocages-overcome-the-efficacy-loss-of-biologic-drugs
#10
Bowen Li, Zhefan Yuan, Peng Zhang, Andrew Sinclair, Priyesh Jain, Kan Wu, Caroline Tsao, Jingyi Xie, Hsiang-Chieh Hung, Xiaojie Lin, Tao Bai, Shaoyi Jiang
For biotherapeutics that require multiple administrations to fully cure diseases, the induction of undesirable immune response is one common cause for the failure of their treatment. Covalent binding of hydrophilic polymers to proteins is commonly employed to mitigate potential immune responses. However, while this technique is proved to partially reduce the antibodies (Abs) reactive to proteins, it may induce Abs toward their associated polymers and thus result in the loss of efficacy. Zwitterionic poly(carboxybetaine) (PCB) is recently shown to improve the immunologic properties of proteins without inducing any antipolymer Abs against itself...
February 19, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457129/in-vitro-modeling-of-mechanics-in-cancer-metastasis
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Andrea Malandrino, Roger D Kamm, Emad Moeendarbary
In addition to a multitude of genetic and biochemical alterations, abnormal morphological, structural, and mechanical changes in cells and their extracellular environment are key features of tumor invasion and metastasis. Furthermore, it is now evident that mechanical cues alongside biochemical signals contribute to critical steps of cancer initiation, progression, and spread. Despite its importance, it is very challenging to study mechanics of different steps of metastasis in the clinic or even in animal models...
February 12, 2018: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456907/nanoparticles-in-the-environment-where-do-we-come-from-where-do-we-go-to
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REVIEW
Mirco Bundschuh, Juliane Filser, Simon Lüderwald, Moira S McKee, George Metreveli, Gabriele E Schaumann, Ralf Schulz, Stephan Wagner
Nanoparticles serve various industrial and domestic purposes which is reflected in their steadily increasing production volume. This economic success comes along with their presence in the environment and the risk of potentially adverse effects in natural systems. Over the last decade, substantial progress regarding the understanding of sources, fate, and effects of nanoparticles has been made. Predictions of environmental concentrations based on modelling approaches could recently be confirmed by measured concentrations in the field...
2018: Environmental Sciences Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456816/anti-inflammatory-activity-and-chemical-composition-of-pycnocycla-bashagardiana-fruit-s-essential-oil-in-animal-models
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Fatemeh Jahandar, Jinous Asgarpanah, Parvaneh Najafizadeh, Zahra Mousavi
Objectives: Pycnocycla bashagardiana is an endemic species found only in Iran. Due to the presence of myristicin as the major component of the fruit's oil we were prompted to assess the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties of P. bashagardiana fruit's essential oil (PBFEO). Materials and Methods: The analgesic activities of PBFEO (100, 200, and 400 mg/kg, IP) were studied by hot-plate and formalin tests in mice. Control and standard groups received vehicle and morphine (5 mg/kg, IP), respectively...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456796/discovery-of-tetralones-as-potent-and-selective-inhibitors-of-acyl-coa-diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-1
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Mui Cheung, Raghuram S Tangirala, Sridhar R Bethi, Hemant V Joshi, Jennifer L Ariazi, Vijaya G Tirunagaru, Sanjay Kumar
Acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 (DGAT1) plays an important role in triglyceride synthesis and is a target of interest for the treatment of metabolic disorders. Herein we describe the structure-activity relationship of a novel tetralone series of DGAT1 inhibitors and our strategies for overcoming genotoxic liability of the anilines embedded in the chemical structures, leading to the discovery of a candidate compound, ( S )-2-(6-(5-(3-(3,4-difluorophenyl)ureido)pyrazin-2-yl)-1-oxo-2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-yl)acetic acid (GSK2973980A, 26d )...
February 8, 2018: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456650/application-of-an-acellular-dermal-matrix-to-a-rabbit-model-of-oral-mucosal-defects
#15
Xiangliang Xu, Nianhui Cui, Enbo Wang
Acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) are increasingly used for the restoration of soft-tissue defects of the oral cavity due to their ability to facilitate faster healing and reduce scar formation without rejection. However, few studies have focused on the histopathology and biological mechanisms involved in their use. The aim of the present study was to observe tissue growth, histopathologic changes and altered biomolecular signatures that occur during the repair of oral defects in rabbit models over time, either with or without the employment of ADM...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456513/stochastic-effects-in-autoimmune-dynamics
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Farzad Fatehi, Sergey N Kyrychko, Aleksandra Ross, Yuliya N Kyrychko, Konstantin B Blyuss
Among various possible causes of autoimmune disease, an important role is played by infections that can result in a breakdown of immune tolerance, primarily through the mechanism of "molecular mimicry". In this paper we propose and analyse a stochastic model of immune response to a viral infection and subsequent autoimmunity, with account for the populations of T cells with different activation thresholds, regulatory T cells, and cytokines. We show analytically and numerically how stochasticity can result in sustained oscillations around deterministically stable steady states, and we also investigate stochastic dynamics in the regime of bi-stability...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456185/human-ips-derived-astroglia-from-a-stable-neural-precursor-state-show-improved-functionality-compared-with-conventional-astrocytic-models
#17
Anders Lundin, Louise Delsing, Maryam Clausen, Piero Ricchiuto, José Sanchez, Alan Sabirsh, Mei Ding, Jane Synnergren, Henrik Zetterberg, Gabriella Brolén, Ryan Hicks, Anna Herland, Anna Falk
In vivo studies of human brain cellular function face challenging ethical and practical difficulties. Animal models are typically used but display distinct cellular differences. One specific example is astrocytes, recently recognized for contribution to neurological diseases and a link to the genetic risk factor apolipoprotein E (APOE). Current astrocytic in vitro models are questioned for lack of biological characterization. Here, we report human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived astroglia (NES-Astro) developed under defined conditions through long-term neuroepithelial-like stem (ltNES) cells...
February 9, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456106/design-synthesis-and-anticancer-activities-evaluation-of-novel-5h-dibenzo-b-e-azepine-6-11-dione-derivatives-containing-1-3-4-oxadiazole-units
#18
Xin He, Xin-Yang Li, Jing-Wei Liang, Chong Cao, Shuai Li, Ting-Jian Zhang, Fan-Hao Meng
Rucaparib and PJ34 were used as the structural model for the design of novel 5H-dibenzo[b,e]azepine-6,11-dione derivatives containing 1,3,4-oxadiazole units. And target compounds were successfully synthesized through a 3-step synthetic strategy. All target compounds were screened for their anti-proliferative effects against OVCAR-3 cell line. Preliminary biological study of these compounds provided potent compounds d21 and d22 with better activities than Rucaparib.
February 8, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456061/the-drosophila-cytokine-gbp-a-model-that-illuminates-the-yin-yang-of-inflammation-and-longevity-in-humans
#19
Stephen B Shears, Yoichi Hayakawa
Our laboratories have determined that the Drosophila cytokine, Growth-blocking peptide (GBP), mediates its biological effects through the Mthl10 G-protein coupled receptor. In this Cytokine Stimulus, we discuss the functional plasticity of the GBP/Mthl10 axis, and we propose that conserved components of this regulatory network may be relevant to human health.
February 15, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455969/application-of-response-surface-methodology-to-tailor-the-surface-chemistry-of-electrospun-chitosan-poly-ethylene-oxide-fibers
#20
Peter Bösiger, Isabelle M T Richard, Luce Le Gat, Benjamin Michen, Mark Schubert, René M Rossi, Giuseppino Fortunato
Chitosan is a promising biocompatible polymer for regenerative engineering applications, but its processing remains challenging due to limited solubility and rigid crystalline structure. This work represents the development of electrospun chitosan/poly(ethylene oxide) blend nanofibrous membranes by means of a numerical analysis in order to identify and tailor the main influencing parameters with respect to accessible surface nitrogen functionalities which are of importance for the biological activity as well as for further functionalization...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
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