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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144750/investigation-of-the-physical-and-bioactive-properties-of-bromo-and-iodo-containing-sponge-derived-compounds-possessing-an-oxyphenylethanamine-core
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Erin P McCauley, Hanh Lam, Nicholas Lorig-Roach, Justin Luu, Cameron Lloyd, Karen Tenney, Halina Pietraszkiewicz, Cristina Diaz, Frederick A Valeriote, Victoria Auerbuch, Phillip Crews
This research set out to identify compounds from marine sponges that can act as bacterial virulence blockers. Extracts from a total of 80 sponges collected from throughout Indonesia were screened in a high-throughput NF-κB-based screen that identifies compounds capable of inhibiting the bacterial type III secretion system (T3SS) in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. An extract that was shown to inhibit T3SS-driven NF-κB expression was obtained from an Iotrochota cf. iota sponge and was the source of seven new bromo- and iodo-containing compounds, all of which contain a 2-(4-oxyphenyl)ethan-1-amine core...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119698/differences-in-the-ultrasound-features-of-papillations-in-unilocular-solid-adnexal-cysts-a-retrospective-international-multicenter-study
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Chiara Landolfo, Lil Valentin, Dorella Franchi, Caroline Van Holsbeke, Robert Fruscio, Wouter Froyman, Povilas Sladkevicius, Jeroen Kaijser, Lieveke Ameye, Tom Bourne, Luca Savelli, An Coosemans, Antonia Testa, Dirk Timmerman
OBJECTIVES: The aim is to determine if there are any ultrasound features of papillations or of the cyst wall that can discriminate between benign and malignant unilocular-solid cysts with papillations but no other solid components. METHODS: Patients with an adnexal lesion described at ultrasonography as unilocular-solid with papillations but no other solid components were identified from the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) database derived from seven ultrasound centers...
November 8, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113895/isolation-structural-characterization-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-phycocolloids-from-the-red-seaweed-laurencia-papillosa-on-mcf-7-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Ahmed Ghannam, Hossam Murad, Marie Jazzara, Adnan Odeh, Abdul Wahab Allaf
Hydrocolloids from seaweeds (phycocolloids) have interesting functional properties like antiproliferative activity. Marine algae consumptions are linked to law cancer incidences in countries that traditionally consume marine products. In this study, we have investigated water-soluble sulfated polysaccharides isolated from the red seaweed Laurencia papillosa and determined their chemical characteristics and biological activities on the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7. Total polysaccharides were extracted and fractionated from L...
November 4, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103523/structural-features-and-water-sorption-isotherms-of-carrageenans-a-prediction-model-for-hybrid-carrageenans
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María D Torres, Francisco Chenlo, Ramón Moreira
water adsorption and desorption isotherms of kappa/iota-hybrid carrageenan (KIC) extracted from Mastocarpus stellatus red seaweed as well as commercial kappa-carrageenan (KC) and iota-carrageenan (IC) were obtained at several temperatures (5, 25, 45, 65°C). Spectroscopic and X-ray diffraction techniques allowed identifying the fundamental composition of above biopolymers. Crystallinity values (%) followed the order IC (25.4±0.6)> KIC (9.3±0.4)> KC (4.8±0.2), which nicely matched with the hygroscopic properties of the tested biopolymers (KC > KIC > IC) at each temperature...
January 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094166/the-relationship-between-high-order-aberration-and-anterior-ocular-biometry-during-accommodation-in-young-healthy-adults
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Bilian Ke, Xinjie Mao, Hong Jiang, Jichang He, Che Liu, Min Li, Ying Yuan, Jianhua Wang
Purpose: This study investigated the anterior ocular anatomic origin of high-order aberration (HOA) components using optical coherence tomography and a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor. Methods: A customized system was built to simultaneously capture images of ocular wavefront aberrations and anterior ocular biometry. Relaxed, 2-diopter (D) and 4-D accommodative states were repeatedly measured in 30 young subjects. Custom software was used to correct optical distortions and measure biometric parameters from the images...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060935/frontiers-of-monoclonal-antibodies-applications-in-medical-practices
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Shridhar C Ghagane, Sridevi I Puranik, Siew Hua Gan, Murigendra B Hiremath, R B Nerli, M V Ravishankar
With the flourishing of innovation in drug discovery into a new era of personalized therapy, the use of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in the treatment of various ailments lies at the forefront. Major improvements in genetic sequencing and biomedical techniques as well as research into mAbs emphasize on determining new targets for advanced therapy while maximizing efficacy for clinical application. However, a balance has to be achieved concerning developing a target with low toxicity combined with high specificity and versatility, to allow a specific antibody to facilitate several biotic effects, ranging from neutralization of virus mechanisms to modulation of immune response and maintaining low global economic cost...
October 13, 2017: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048609/two-novel-atypical-pkc-inhibitors-acpd-and-dnda-effectively-mitigate-cell-proliferation-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-metastatic-melanoma-while-inducing-apoptosis
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Wishrawana S Ratnayake, André H Apostolatos, David A Ostrov, Mildred Acevedo-Duncan
Atypical protein kinase Cs (aPKC) are involved in cell cycle progression, tumorigenesis, cell survival and migration in many cancers. We believe that aPKCs play an important role in cell motility of melanoma by regulating cell signaling pathways and inducing epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). We have investigated the effects of two novel aPKC inhibitors; 2-acetyl-1,3-cyclopentanedione (ACPD) and 3,4-diaminonaphthalene-2,7-disulfonic acid (DNDA) on cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion of two malignant melanoma cell lines compared to normal melanocytes...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024522/in-vitro-safety-evaluation-of-human-nasal-epithelial-cell-monolayers-exposed-to-carrageenan-sinus-wash
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Mahnaz Ramezanpour, Jae Murphy, Jason L P Smith, Sarah Vreugde, Alkis James Psaltis
BACKGROUND: Carrageenans have shown to reduce the viral load in nasal secretions and lower the incidence of secondary infections in children with common cold. Despite the widespread use of carrageenans in topical applications, the effect of carrageenans on the sinonasal epithelial barrier has not been elucidated. We investigate the effect of different carrageenans on the sinonasal epithelial barrier and inflammatory response in vitro. METHODS: Iota and Kappa carrageenan delivered in saline irrigation solutions applied to air-liquid interface (ALI) cultures of primary human nasal epithelial cells from chronic rhinosinusitis patients and controls...
October 12, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976616/a-prospective-evaluation-of-the-iota-logistic-regression-models-lr1-and-lr2-in-comparison-to-subjective-pattern-recognition-for-the-diagnosis-of-ovarian-cancer-in-the-outpatient-setting
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Natalie Nunes, Gareth Ambler, Xulin Foo, Martin Widschwendter, Davor Jurkovic
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether IOTA diagnostic models developed for pre-operative diagnosis of ovarian cancer could also be used to differentiate between benign and malignant adnexal tumours in the population of women attending gynaecology outpatient clinics. METHODS: All women referred to our outpatient clinic were first examined by a Level II ultrasound operator. In those diagnosed with adnexal tumours the IOTA LR1/2 protocol was used to evaluate the masses...
October 4, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969237/evaluation-of-iota-simple-ultrasound-rules-to-distinguish-benign-and-malignant-ovarian-tumours
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Sugandha Garg, Amarjit Kaur, Jaswinder Kaur Mohi, Preet Kanwal Sibia, Navkiran Kaur
INTRODUCTION: IOTA stands for International Ovarian Tumour Analysis group. Ovarian cancer is one of the common cancers in women and is diagnosed at later stage in majority. The limiting factor for early diagnosis is lack of standardized terms and procedures in gynaecological sonography. Introduction of IOTA rules has provided some consistency in defining morphological features of ovarian masses through a standardized examination technique. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of IOTA simple ultrasound rules in distinguishing benign and malignant ovarian tumours and establishing their use as a tool in early diagnosis of ovarian malignancy...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964229/a-motional-stark-effect-diagnostic-analysis-routine-for-improved-resolution-of-iota-in-the-core-of-the-large-helical-device
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T J Dobbins, K Ida, C Suzuki, M Yoshinuma, T Kobayashi, Y Suzuki, M Yoshida
A new Motional Stark Effect (MSE) analysis routine has been developed for improved spatial resolution in the core of the Large Helical Device (LHD). The routine was developed to reduce the dependency of the analysis on the Pfirsch-Schlüter (PS) current in the core. The technique used the change in the polarization angle as a function of flux in order to find the value of diota/dflux at each measurement location. By integrating inwards from the edge, the iota profile can be recovered from this method. This reduces the results' dependency on the PS current because the effect of the PS current on the MSE measurement is almost constant as a function of flux in the core; therefore, the uncertainty in the PS current has a minimal effect on the calculation of the iota profile...
September 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905458/phosphorylation-of-ets-1-is-a-critical-event-in-dna-polymerase-iota-induced-invasion-and-metastasis-of-escc
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Chao He, Shuhua Wu, Aidi Gao, Ye Su, Han Min, Zeng-Fu Shang, Jinchang Wu, Li Yang, Wei-Qun Ding, Jundong Zhou
An aberrantly elevated expression of DNA polymerase ι (Pol ι) is significantly associated with poor prognosis of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), yet the mechanisms behind remain obscure. Based on the RNA-Seq transcriptome and real-time PCR analysis, we identified ETS-1 as a candidate gene involved in Pol ι-mediated progression of ESCC. Wound-healing and transwell assay indicated that down-regulation of ETS-1 attenuates Pol ι-mediated invasiveness of ESCC. Signaling pathway analysis showed that Pol ι enhances ETS-1 phosphorylation at threonine-38 through the Erk signaling pathway in ESCC cells...
September 14, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905214/mir-217-5p-induces-apoptosis-by-directly-targeting-prkci-bag3-itgav-and-mapk1-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Marion Flum, Michael Kleemann, Helga Schneider, Benjamin Weis, Simon Fischer, René Handrick, Kerstin Otte
Apoptosis is a genetically directed process of programmed cell death. A variety of microRNAs (miRNAs), endogenous single-stranded non-coding RNAs of about 22 nucleotides in length have been shown to be involved in the regulation of the intrinsic or extrinsic apoptotic pathways. There is increasing evidence that the aberrant expression of miRNAs plays a causal role in the development of diseases such as cancer. This makes miRNAs promising candidate molecules as therapeutic targets or agents. MicroRNA (miR)-217-5p has been implicated in carcinogenesis of various cancer entities, including colorectal cancer...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834973/simple-rules-not-so-simple-the-use-of-international-ovarian-tumor-analysis-iota-terminology-and-simple-rules-in-inexperienced-hands-in-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Evelyne Meys, Iris Rutten, Roy Kruitwagen, Brigitte Slangen, Sandrina Lambrechts, Helen Mertens, Ernst Nolting, Dieuwke Boskamp, Toon Van Gorp
Objectives To analyze how well untrained examiners - without experience in the use of International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) terminology or simple ultrasound-based rules (simple rules) - are able to apply IOTA terminology and simple rules and to assess the level of agreement between non-experts and an expert. Methods This prospective multicenter cohort study enrolled women with ovarian masses. Ultrasound was performed by non-expert examiners and an expert. Ultrasound features were recorded using IOTA nomenclature, and used for classifying the mass by simple rules...
August 23, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800062/cellular-entry-of-clostridium-perfringens-iota-toxin-and-clostridium-botulinum-c2-toxin
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Masaya Takehara, Teruhisa Takagishi, Soshi Seike, Masataka Oda, Yoshihiko Sakaguchi, Junzo Hisatsune, Sadayuki Ochi, Keiko Kobayashi, Masahiro Nagahama
Clostridium perfringens iota-toxin and Clostridium botulinum C2 toxin are composed of two non-linked proteins, one being the enzymatic component and the other being the binding/translocation component. These latter components recognize specific receptors and oligomerize in plasma membrane lipid-rafts, mediating the uptake of the enzymatic component into the cytosol. Enzymatic components induce actin cytoskeleton disorganization through the ADP-ribosylation of actin and are responsible for cell rounding and death...
August 11, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764997/effects-of-clostridium-perfringens-iota-toxin-in-the-small-intestine-of-mice
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Leandro M Redondo, Enzo A Redondo, Gabriela C Dailoff, Carlos L Leiva, Juan M Díaz-Carrasco, Octavio A Bruzzone, Adriana Cangelosi, Patricia Geoghegan, Mariano E Fernandez-Miyakawa
Iota toxin is a binary toxin solely produced by Clostridium perfringens type E strains, and is structurally related to CDT from C. difficile and CST from C. spiroforme. As type E causes hemorrhagic enteritis in cattle, it is usually assumed that associated diseases are mediated by iota toxin, although evidence in this regard has not been provided. In the present report, iota toxin intestinal effects were evaluated in vivo using a mouse model. Histological damage was observed in ileal loops treated with purified iota toxin after 4 h of incubation...
July 29, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735703/ovarian-mass-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-the-value-of-the-international-ovarian-tumor-analysis-ultrasound-rules
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Jacques S Abramowicz, Dirk Timmerman
Ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cause of cancer death among women, has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers. General survival rate is <50% but can reach 90% if disease is detected early. Ultrasound is presently the best modality to differentiate between benign and malignant status. The patient with a malignant mass should be referred to an oncology surgeon since results have been shown to be superior to treatment by a specialist. Several ultrasound-based scoring systems exist for assessing the risk of an ovarian tumor to be malignant...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731282/altered-signaling-associated-with-chronic-arsenic-exposure-in-human-skin-keratinocytes
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Sartaj Ahmad Mir, Santosh Renuse, Gajanan Sathe, Aafaque Ahmad Khan, Arun H Patil, Vishalakshi Nanjappa, Firdous Ahmad Bhat, T S Keshava Prasad, Ashok K Giri, Aditi Chatterjee, Harsha Gowda
Modulation of signaling pathways upon chronic arsenic exposure remains poorly studied. Here we carried out SILAC-based quantitative phosphoproteomics analysis to dissect the signaling induced upon chronic arsenic exposure in human skin keratinocyte cell line, HaCaT. We identified 4,171 unique phosphosites derived from 2,000 proteins. We observed differential phosphorylation of 406 phosphosites (2-fold) corresponding to 305 proteins. Several pathways involved in cytoskeleton maintenance and organization were found to be significantly enriched (p<0...
July 21, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700462/validity-of-level-of-supervision-scales-for-assessing-pediatric-fellows-on-the-common-pediatric-subspecialty-entrustable-professional-activities
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Richard B Mink, Alan Schwartz, Bruce E Herman, David A Turner, Megan L Curran, Angela Myers, Deborah C Hsu, Jennifer C Kesselheim, Carol L Carraccio
PURPOSE: Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) represent the routine and essential activities that physicians perform in practice. Although some level of supervision scales have been proposed, they have not been validated. In this study, the investigators created level of supervision scales for EPAs common to the pediatric subspecialties and then examined their validity in a study conducted by the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network (SPIN). METHOD: SPIN Steering Committee members used a modified Delphi process to develop unique scales for six of the seven common EPAs...
July 11, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578412/hsp70-facilitates-trans-membrane-transport-of-bacterial-adp-ribosylating-toxins-into-the-cytosol-of-mammalian-cells
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Katharina Ernst, Johannes Schmid, Matthias Beck, Marlen Hägele, Meike Hohwieler, Patricia Hauff, Anna Katharina Ückert, Anna Anastasia, Michael Fauler, Thomas Jank, Klaus Aktories, Michel R Popoff, Cordelia Schiene-Fischer, Alexander Kleger, Martin Müller, Manfred Frick, Holger Barth
Binary enterotoxins Clostridium (C.) botulinum C2 toxin, C. perfringens iota toxin and C. difficile toxin CDT are composed of a transport (B) and a separate non-linked enzyme (A) component. Their B-components mediate endocytic uptake into mammalian cells and subsequently transport of the A-components from acidic endosomes into the cytosol, where the latter ADP-ribosylate G-actin resulting in cell rounding and cell death causing clinical symptoms. Protein folding enzymes, including Hsp90 and peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerases facilitate transport of the A-components across endosomal membranes...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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