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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918598/triacsin-c-reduces-lipid-droplet-formation-and-induces-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-primary-rat-hepatocytes
#1
Carlos R P Dechandt, Felippe H Zuccolotto-Dos-Reis, Bruno G Teodoro, Anna Maria A P Fernandes, Marcos N Eberlin, Isis C Kettelhut, Carlos Curti, Luciane C Alberici
Intracellular long-chain acyl-CoA synthetases (ACSL) activate fatty acids to produce acyl-CoA, which undergoes β-oxidation and participates in the synthesis of esterified lipids such as triacylglycerol (TAG). Imbalances in these metabolic routes are closely associated with the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Triacsin C is one of the few compounds that inhibit TAG accumulation into lipid droplets (LD) by suppressing ACSL activity. Here we report that treatment of primary rat hepatocytes with triacsin C at concentrations lower than the IC50 (4...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918558/colorimetric-detection-of-unamplified-rift-valley-fever-virus-genetic-material-using-unmodified-gold-nanoparticles
#2
Mostafa R Zaher, Hanaa A Ahmed, Kareem E Z Hamada, Reham H Tammam
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is considered an enzootic virus in Africa. RVFV has caused several outbreaks in Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and is responsible for high mortality in ruminants and haemorrhagic fever in severe human cases. Although there are several molecular and serological diagnostic techniques used to detect this arthropod-borne virus with high sensitivity and efficiency, there is a need for a fast and reliable field screening test for rapid outbreak recording and containment...
September 16, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918537/reverse-genetics-of-filoviruses
#3
Thomas Hoenen, Janine Brandt, Yíngyún Caì, Jens H Kuhn, Courtney Finch
Reverse genetics systems are used for the generation of recombinant viruses. For filoviruses, this technology has been available for more than 15 years and has been used to investigate questions regarding the molecular biology, pathogenicity, and host adaptation determinants of these viruses. Further, reporter-expressing, recombinant viruses are increasingly used as tools for screening for and characterization of candidate medical countermeasures. Thus, reverse genetics systems represent powerful research tools...
September 17, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918510/acquired-hepatocerebral-degeneration-ahd-a-peculiar-neurological-impairment-in-advanced-chronic-liver-disease
#4
A Pigoni, F Iuculano, C Saetti, L Airaghi, L Burdick, S Spreafico, M Curioni, R Lombardi, L Valenti, A L Fracanzani, S Fargion
We discuss the case of a rare and often unrecognized neurologic syndrome, called Acquired Hepatocerebral Degeneration (AHD), observed in patients with advanced liver disease and portosystemic shunts. The clinical manifestations can be very heterogeneous and in our case included a combination of cerebellar and extrapyramidal signs, arisen in a period of few days. Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed, in T1-weighted images, diffuse bilateral hyper intensities in basal ganglia and biemispheric brain and cerebellar cortices, resembling paramagnetic deposits...
September 16, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918473/complete-genome-sequences-of-two-insect-specific-flaviviruses
#5
Jermilia Charles, Chandra S Tangudu, Andrew E Firth, Bradley J Blitvich
We determined the complete genomic sequences of two previously discovered insect-specific flaviviruses, Marisma mosquito virus (MMV) and Nanay virus (NANV), using a combination of high-throughput sequencing, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, 5' and 3' rapid amplification of cDNA ends and Sanger sequencing. Complete polyprotein amino acid sequence alignments revealed that the closest known relatives of MMV and NANV are Donggang virus (89% identity, 95% similarity) and Nounané virus (53% identity, 70% similarity), respectively...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918329/an-integrated-strategy-for-rapid-discovery-and-identification-of-the-sequential-piperine-metabolites-in-rats-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometery
#6
Zhanpeng Shang, Wei Cai, Yanfeng Cao, Fei Wang, Zhibin Wang, Jianqiu Lu, Jiayu Zhang
Piperine, one of the major bioactive constituents isolated from natural flavorings and medicinal-culinary herbs, possesses various biological activities. In the present study, an integrated strategy based on ultra high-performance liquid chromatography/high resolution mass spectrometry was established to reveal piperine metabolism in rats. First of all, post-acquisition data-mining methods, including high resolution extracted ion chromatograms (HREICs) and multiple mass defect filtering (MMDF), were used to screen piperine metabolite candidates in a full-scan HRMS(1) level...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918325/a-novel-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantitative-measurement-of-the-acetate-content-in-pharmaceutical-peptides
#7
Rani J Qasem, Ibrahim K Farh, Mohammed A Al Essa
Most pharmaceutical peptides are supplied as acetate salts and the relative amount of acetate to peptide in the final product is one quality criterion required by regulatory agencies to approve the product for clinical use. The objective of the present study was to develop a validated LC-MS/MS method that allows the quantitative determination of the acetate content in pharmaceutical peptide preparations and simultaneous monitoring and collection of qualitative and quantitative information on the peptide during manufacture and in the final product...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918317/bithionol-residue-analysis-in-animal-derived-food-products-by-an-effective-and-rugged-extraction-method-coupled-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#8
Weijia Zheng, Jin-A Park, A M Abd El-Aty, Seong-Kwan Kim, Sang-Hyun Cho, Jeong-Min Choi, Hee Yi, Soo-Min Cho, H A El-Banna, Jae-Han Shim, Byung-Joon Chang, Jing Wang, Jin-Suk Kim, Ho-Chul Shin
Herein, we developed a simple analytical procedure for the quantitation of bithionol residues in animal-derived food products such as porcine muscle, eggs, milk, eel, flatfish, and shrimp using a modified quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) extraction method coupled with liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI(+)/MS-MS). Samples were extracted with 0.1% solution of formic acid in acetonitrile and the extract was purified using a C18 sorbent. Separation was performed on a Waters XBridge™ C18 reversed-phase analytical column using 0...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918264/past-matrix-stiffness-primes-epithelial-cells-and-regulates-their-future-collective-migration-through-a-mechanical-memory
#9
Samila Nasrollahi, Christopher Walter, Andrew J Loza, Gregory V Schimizzi, Gregory D Longmore, Amit Pathak
During morphogenesis and cancer metastasis, grouped cells migrate through tissues of dissimilar stiffness. Although the influence of matrix stiffness on cellular mechanosensitivity and motility are well-recognized, it remains unknown whether these matrix-dependent cellular features persist after cells move to a new microenvironment. Here, we interrogate whether priming of epithelial cells by a given matrix stiffness influences their future collective migration on a different matrix - a property we refer to as the 'mechanical memory' of migratory cells...
September 8, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918236/gene-expression-profiles-of-cell-adhesion-molecules-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-their-tissue-inhibitors-in-canine-oral-tumors
#10
Sirinun Pisamai, Anudep Rungsipipat, Chanin Kalpravidh, Gunnaporn Suriyaphol
Perturbation of cell adhesion can be essential for tumor cell invasion and metastasis, but the current knowledge on the gene expression of molecules that mediate cell adhesion in canine oral tumors is limited. The present study aimed to investigate changes in the gene expression of cell adhesion molecules (E-cadherin or CDH1, syndecan 1 or SDC1, NECTIN2 and NECTIN4), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs), in canine oral tumors, including benign tumors, oral melanoma (OM) and non-tonsillar oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), by quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR...
September 8, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918124/polyphenols-reported-to-shift-apap-induced-changes-in-mapk-signaling-and-toxicity-outcomes
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Ngoc Uy Nguyen, Brendan David Stamper
Due to its widespread availability, acetaminophen (APAP) is the leading cause for drug-induced liver injury in many countries including United States and United Kingdom. When used as recommended, APAP is relatively safe. However, in overdose cases, increased metabolism of APAP to N-acetyl-para-benzoquinoneimine (NAPQI), a reactive metabolite, leads to glutathione (GSH) depletion, oxidative stress, and cellular injury. Throughout this process, a variety of factors play important roles in propagating toxicity, including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family...
September 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918076/simultaneous-detection-of-wheat-dwarf-virus-northern-cereal-mosaic-virus-barley-yellow-striate-mosaic-virus-and-rice-black-streaked-dwarf-virus-in-wheat-by-multiplex-rt-pcr
#12
Peipei Zhang, Yan Liu, Wenwen Liu, Sebastien Massart, Xifeng Wang
Wheat dwarf virus (WDV), barley yellow striate mosaic virus (BYSMV), rice black-streaked dwarf virus (RBSDV) and northern cereal mosaic virus (NCMV) are four viruses infecting wheat and causing similar symptoms. In this paper, a multiplex reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (m-RT-PCR) method has been developed for the simultaneous detection and discrimination of these viruses. The protocol uses specific primer set for each virus and produces four distinct fragments (273, 565, 783 and 1296bp), detecting the presence of RBSDV, BYSMV, WDV and NCMV, respectively...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918075/direct-detection-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-virus-in-trichomonas-vaginalis-positive-clinical-samples-from-the-netherlands
#13
Ivo Jehee, Charlotte van der Veer, Michelle Himschoot, Mirjam Hermans, Sylvia Bruisten
Trichomonas vaginalis is the most common sexually transmitted parasitical infection worldwide. T. vaginalis can carry a virus: Trichomonas vaginalis virus (TVV). To date, four TVV species have been described. Few studies have investigated TVV prevalence and its clinical importance. We have developed a nested reverse-transcriptase PCR, with novel, type specific primers to directly detect TVV RNA in T. vaginalis positive clinical samples. A total of 119T. vaginalis positive clinical samples were collected in Amsterdam and "s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, from 2012 to 2016...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918035/lncrna-hotair-contributes-to-5fu-resistance-through-suppressing-mir-218-and-activating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ts-signaling-in-colorectal-cancer
#14
Peilong Li, Xin Zhang, Lili Wang, Lutao Du, Yongmei Yang, Tong Liu, Chen Li, Chuanxin Wang
One major reason for the failure of advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment is the occurrence of chemoresistance to fluoropyrimidine (FU)-based chemotherapy. Long non-coding RNA HOTAIR has been considered as a pro-oncogene in multiple cancers. However, the precise functional mechanism of HOTAIR in chemoresistance is not well known. In this study, we investigated the biological and clinical role of HOTAIR in 5FU resistance in CRC. Our results showed that HOTAIR negatively regulated miR-218 expression in CRC through an EZH2-targeting miR-218-2 promoter regulatory axis...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918033/six-highly-conserved-targets-of-rnai-revealed-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-from-russia-are-also-present-in-many-hiv-1-strains-worldwide
#15
Olga V Kretova, Daria M Fedoseeva, Maria A Gorbacheva, Natalya M Gashnikova, Maria P Gashnikova, Nataliya V Melnikova, Vladimir R Chechetkin, Yuri V Kravatsky, Nickolai A Tchurikov
RNAi has been suggested for use in gene therapy of HIV/AIDS, but the main problem is that HIV-1 is highly variable and could escape attack from the small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) due to even single nucleotide substitutions in the potential targets. To exhaustively check the variability in selected RNA targets of HIV-1, we used ultra-deep sequencing of six regions of HIV-1 from the plasma of two independent cohorts of patients from Russia. Six RNAi targets were found that are invariable in 82%-97% of viruses in both cohorts and are located inside the domains specifying reverse transcriptase (RT), integrase, vpu, gp120, and p17...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917992/securing-extraocular-muscles-in-strabismus-surgery-biomechanical-analysis-of-knot-tying-technique
#16
Steven E Brooks
BACKGROUND: The safe and precise reattachment of extraocular muscles requires a technical approach that minimizes any opportunity for the muscle to slip intraoperatively or postoperatively while minimizing surgical risk. Biomechanical testing can provide important quantitative information about the tensile properties of different knot configurations that may inform surgical technique. METHODS: A precision digital force gauge was used to assess the tensile strength created by different knot tying techniques and configurations in human sclera using 6-0 polyglactin 910 suture...
September 13, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917981/intranasal-insulin-treatment-alleviates-methamphetamine-induced-anxiety-like-behavior-and-neuroinflammation
#17
Elmira Beirami, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Seyedeh Masoumeh Seyedhoseini Tamijani, Abolhassan Ahmadiani, Leila Dargahi
Insulin, as a peptide hormone, has recently gained attention for its pro-cognitive, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects in the central nervous system (CNS). Most studies have indicated anxiogenic and neuroinflammatory effects of methamphetamine (MA) and other psychostimulants, even after periods of abstinence. The present study aimed to examine whether intranasal (IN) insulin treatment with high CNS bioavailability and minimal systemic side effects, can reverse the anxiety-like behavior and neuroinflammation induced by repeated MA administration...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917976/low-molecular-weight-fucoidan-ameliorates-hindlimb-ischemic-injury-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#18
Zhiqiang Wang, Tiantian Liu, Xiaoping Chen, Hongjie You, Quanbin Zhang, Jingyi Xue, Yuanyuan Zheng, Dali Luo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Low molecular weight fucoidan (LMWF), extracted from Laminaria japonica Areschoug, is a traditional Chinese medicine, commonly used to alleviate edema, particularly for feet with numbness and pain. AIM OF THE STUDY: Diabetic mellitus (DM) patients are at high risk of developing peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Individuals with DM and PAD co-morbidity have a much higher risk of critical limb ischemia. LMWF showed several beneficial effects, such as anti-inflammation, anti-thrombosis, and enhancing revascularization...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917973/inhibitory-effects-of-dianthi-herba-ethanolic-extract-on-inflammatory-and-nociceptive-responses-in-murine-macrophages-and-mouse-models-of-abdominal-writhing-and-ear-edema
#19
You-Chang Oh, Yun Hee Jeong, Won-Kyung Cho, Youn-Hwan Hwang, Jin Yeul Ma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dianthi Herba is a traditional herbal medicine used to treat inflammatory-related diseases including acute pyelonephritis, cystitis, laryngopharyngitis, and urethritis. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the effects of Dianthi Herba ethanolic extract (DH) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated inflammatory responses in murine macrophages as well as nociceptive and edema mouse models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The biological effects of DH on inflammatory cytokine, mediator, and related protein production were assessed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), Western blotting, and real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (real-time RT-PCR)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917863/purification-characterization-and-biological-effect-of-reversing-the-kidney-yang-deficiency-of-polysaccharides-from-semen-cuscutae
#20
Song Yang, Xinfang Xu, Hefang Xu, Shuya Xu, Qinghua Lin, Zhe Jia, Ting Han, Hui Zhang, Ying Zhang, Huan Liu, Yan Gao, Xiangri Li
Semen cuscutae is a well-known Chinese medicine which has been used to nourish kidney. It is the first study to demonstrate that the polysaccharides from semen cuscutae showed significant activity of nourishing kidney-yang by increasing the levels of testosterone and estradiol, decreasing the level of blood urea nitrogen, improving immune function, possessing antioxidant effect. Three homogeneous polysaccharides were obtained by DEAE-cellulose and Sephacryl S-400 which were named as C-7WR1, C-7WR2 and C-7WR3 with average molecular weight of 7...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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