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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923704/il-17-receptor-signaling-in-oral-epithelial-cells-is-critical-for-protection-against-oropharyngeal-candidiasis
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Heather R Conti, Vincent M Bruno, Erin E Childs, Sean Daugherty, Joseph P Hunter, Bemnet G Mengesha, Danielle L Saevig, Matthew R Hendricks, Bianca M Coleman, Lucas Brane, Norma Solis, J Agustin Cruz, Akash H Verma, Abhishek V Garg, Amy G Hise, Jonathan P Richardson, Julian R Naglik, Scott G Filler, Jay K Kolls, Satrajit Sinha, Sarah L Gaffen
Signaling through the IL-17 receptor (IL-17R) is required to prevent oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC) in mice and humans. However, the IL-17-responsive cell type(s) that mediate protection are unknown. Using radiation chimeras, we were able to rule out a requirement for IL-17RA in the hematopoietic compartment. We saw remarkable concordance of IL-17-controlled gene expression in C. albicans-infected human oral epithelial cells (OECs) and in tongue tissue from mice with OPC. To interrogate the role of the IL-17R in OECs, we generated mice with conditional deletion of IL-17RA in superficial oral and esophageal epithelial cells (Il17ra(ΔK13))...
November 9, 2016: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919687/cardiomyocyte-released-factors-stimulate-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-proliferation
#2
Mariko Kuroda, Rieko Muramatsu, Toshihide Yamashita
The heart produces multiple diffusible factors that are involved in a number of physiological processes, but the action of these factors on the central nervous system is not well understood. In this study, we found that one or more factors released by cardiomyocytes promote oligodendrocyte precursor cell (OPC) proliferation in vitro. Mouse OPCs co-cultured with mouse cardiomyocytes showed higher proliferative ability than OPCs cultured alone. In addition, cardiomyocyte-conditioned media was sufficient to promote OPC proliferation...
December 2, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913589/integrin-linked-kinase-ilk-deletion-disrupts-oligodendrocyte-development-by-altering-cell-cycle
#3
Rashad Hussain, Wendy B Macklin
: During development, oligodendrocytes are initially specified, after which oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) migrate and proliferate before differentiating into myelinating cells. Lineage specific programming of oligodendrocytes results from sensing environmental cues through membrane-bound receptors and related intracellular signaling molecules. Integrin linked kinase (ILK) is an important protein expressed at the inner margins of the plasma membrane, which can mediate some of these signals...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907207/optimized-jasmonic-acid-production-by-lasiodiplodia-theobromae-reveals-formation-of-valuable-plant-secondary-metabolites
#4
Felipe Eng, Sven Haroth, Kirstin Feussner, Dorothea Meldau, Dmitrij Rekhter, Till Ischebeck, Florian Brodhun, Ivo Feussner
Jasmonic acid is a plant hormone that can be produced by the fungus Lasiodiplodia theobromae via submerged fermentation. From a biotechnological perspective jasmonic acid is a valuable feedstock as its derivatives serve as important ingredients in different cosmetic products and in the future it may be used for pharmaceutical applications. The objective of this work was to improve the production of jasmonic acid by L. theobromae strain 2334. We observed that jasmonic acid formation is dependent on the culture volume...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905992/variable-sensitivity-to-complement-dependent-cytotoxicity-in-murine-models-of-neuromyelitis-optica
#5
Yiting Liu, Danielle E Harlow, Katherine S Given, Gregory P Owens, Wendy B Macklin, Jeffrey L Bennett
BACKGROUND: Studies of neuromyelitis optica (NMO), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS), have demonstrated that autoantibodies against the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) induce astrocyte damage through complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). In developing experimental models of NMO using cells, tissues or animals from mice, co-administration of AQP4-IgG and normal human serum, which serves as the source of human complement (HC), is required. The sensitivity of mouse CNS cells to HC and CDC in these models is not known...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882657/using-a-semi-conductor-sequencing-based-panel-for-genotyping-of-hpv-positive-and-hpv-negative-oropharyngeal-cancer-a-retrospective-pilot-study
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Janneke C Ham, Bastiaan B J Tops, Chantal M L Driessen, Annemiek W M van Raaij, Piet J Slootweg, Willem J G Melchers, Marjolijn J L Ligtenberg, Carla M L van Herpen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of testing actionable mutations in small amounts of formalin fixed paraffin embed material in multiple genes of the receptor tyrosine kinase pathway and to determine the frequency of these mutations in human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive and HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancer (OPC). DESIGN: A retrospective pilot study was performed. SETTING: In OPC no predictive markers for response to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibition are known...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879672/electric-signals-regulate-the-directional-migration-of-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells-opcs-via-%C3%AE-1-integrin
#7
Bangfu Zhu, Matthew Nicholls, Yu Gu, Gaofeng Zhang, Chao Zhao, Robin J M Franklin, Bing Song
The guided migration of neural cells is essential for repair in the central nervous system (CNS). Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) will normally migrate towards an injury site to re-sheath demyelinated axons; however the mechanisms underlying this process are not well understood. Endogenous electric fields (EFs) are known to influence cell migration in vivo, and have been utilised in this study to direct the migration of OPCs isolated from neonatal Sprague-Dawley rats. The OPCs were exposed to physiological levels of electrical stimulation, and displayed a marked electrotactic response that was dependent on β1 integrin, one of the key subunits of integrin receptors...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873446/the-first-two-years-of-activity-of-a-specialized-organ-procurement-centre-report-of-an-innovative-approach-to-improve-organ-donation
#8
Pierre Marsolais, Philippe Durand, Emmanuel Charbonney, Karim Serri, Anne-Marie Lagacé, Francis Bernard, Martin Albert
The number of patients requiring organ transplants continues to outgrow the number of organs donated each year. In an attempt to improve the organ donation process and increase the number of organs available, we created a specialized multidisciplinary team within a specialized Organ Procurement Centre (OPC) with dedicated intensive care unit beds and operating rooms. The OPC was staffed with ICU nurses, operating room nurses, organ donor management ICU physicians and multidisciplinary staff. All organ donors within a designated geographic area were transferred and managed within the OPC...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873367/mir-219-attenuates-demyelination-in-cuprizone-induced-demyelinated-mice-by-regulating-monocarboxylate-transporter-1
#9
Sihan Liu, Chuanlu Ren, Xuebin Qu, Xiuxiang Wu, Fuxing Dong, Yadav Kaushal Chand, Hongbin Fan, Ruiqin Yao, Deqin Geng
Remyelination is limited in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) due to the difficulties in recruiting proliferating oligodendrocyte precursors (OPCs), the inhibition of OPC differentiation and/or maturation, and/or failure in the generation of the myelin sheath. In vitro studies have revealed that miR-219 is necessary for OPC differentiation and monocarboxylate transporter 1 (MCT1) plays a vital role in oligodendrocyte maturation and myelin synthesis. Herein, we hypothesized that miR-219 might promote oligodendrocyte differentiation and attenuate demyelination in a cuprizone (CPZ)-induced demyelinated model by regulating the expression of MCT1...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865736/ips-derived-neural-progenitor-cells-from-ppms-patients-reveal-defect-in-myelin-injury-response
#10
Alexandra M Nicaise, Erin Banda, Rosa M Guzzo, Kristen Russomanno, Wanda Castro-Borrero, Cory M Willis, Kasey M Johnson, Albert C Lo, Stephen J Crocker
Primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) currently lacking any effective treatment. Promoting endogenous brain repair offers a potential strategy to halt and possibly restore neurologic function in PPMS. To understand how the microenvironment within white matter lesions plays a role in repair we have focused on neural progenitor cells (NPCs) since these are found in lesions in PPMS and have been found to influence oligodendrocyte progenitor cell maturation (OPCs)...
November 16, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865361/diagnosis-of-hpv-driven-oropharyngeal-cancers-comparing-p16-based-algorithms-with-the-rnascope-hpv-test
#11
Haïtham Mirghani, Odile Casiraghi, Joanne Guerlain, Furrat Amen, Ming-Xiao He, Xiao-Jun Ma, Yuling Luo, Céline Mourareau, Françoise Drusch, Aïcha Ben Lakdhar, Antoine Melkane, Lacau St Guily, Cécile Badoual, Jean Yves Scoazec, Isabelle Borget, Anne Aupérin, Veronique Dalstein, Philippe Vielh
BACKGROUND: Accurate identification of HPV-driven oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) is a major issue and none of the current diagnostic approaches is ideal. An in situ hybridization (ISH) assay that detects high-risk HPV E6/E7 mRNA, called the RNAscope HPV-test, has been recently developed. Studies have suggested that this assay may become a standard to define HPV-status. METHODS: To further assess this test, we compared its performance against the strategies that are used in routine clinical practice: p16 immunohistochemistry (IHC) as a single test and algorithms combining p16-IHC with HPV-DNA identification by PCR (algorithm-1) or ISH (algorithm-2)...
November 2016: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863043/the-g%C3%A2-protein-coupled-receptor-gpr17-overview-and-update
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Gabriella Marucci, Diego Dal Ben, Catia Lambertucci, Claudia Santinelli, Andrea Spinaci, Ajiroghene Thomas, Rosaria Volpini, Michela Buccioni
The GPR17 receptor is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that seems to respond to two unrelated families of endogenous ligands: nucleotide sugars (UDP, UDP-galactose, and UDP-glucose) and cysteinyl leukotrienes (LTD4 , LTC4 , and LTE4 ), with significant affinity at micromolar and nanomolar concentrations, respectively. This receptor has a broad distribution at the level of the central nervous system (CNS) and is found in neurons and in a subset of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs). Unfortunately, disparate results emerging from different laboratories have resulted in a lack of clarity with regard to the role of GPR17-targeting ligands in OPC differentiation and in myelination...
December 6, 2016: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861886/oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells-directly-utilize-lactate-for-promoting-cell-cycling-and-differentiation
#13
Yoshinori Ichihara, Toru Doi, Youngjae Ryu, Motoshi Nagao, Yasuhiro Sawada, Toru Ogata
Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) undergo marked morphological changes to become mature oligodendrocytes, but the metabolic resources for this process have not been fully elucidated. Although lactate, a metabolic derivative of glycogen, has been reported to be consumed in oligodendrocytes as a metabolite, and to ameliorate hypomyelination induced by low glucose conditions, it is not clear about the direct contribution of lactate to cell cycling and differentiation of OPCs, and the source of lactate for remyelination...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830694/pure-crystal-orientation-and-anisotropic-charge-transport-in-large-area-hybrid-perovskite-films
#14
Namchul Cho, Feng Li, Bekir Turedi, Lutfan Sinatra, Smritakshi P Sarmah, Manas R Parida, Makhsud I Saidaminov, Banavoth Murali, Victor M Burlakov, Alain Goriely, Omar F Mohammed, Tom Wu, Osman M Bakr
Controlling crystal orientations and macroscopic morphology is vital to develop the electronic properties of hybrid perovskites. Here we show that a large-area, orientationally pure crystalline (OPC) methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3) hybrid perovskite film can be fabricated using a thermal-gradient-assisted directional crystallization method that relies on the sharp liquid-to-solid transition of MAPbI3 from ionic liquid solution. We find that the OPC films spontaneously form periodic microarrays that are distinguishable from general polycrystalline perovskite materials in terms of their crystal orientation, film morphology and electronic properties...
November 10, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828338/optical-back-propagation-for-compensating-nonlinear-impairments-in-fiber-optic-links-with-roadms
#15
Xiaojun Liang, Shiva Kumar
An optical back propagation (OBP) technique is investigated to compensate for nonlinear impairments in fiber optic communication systems with reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs). An OBP module consisting of an optical phase conjugator (OPC), amplifiers and dispersion-decreasing fibers (DDFs) fully compensates for the nonlinear impairments of a transmission fiber. The OBP module can be placed after each transmission fiber (inline OBP case) or at each network node (node OBP case). For a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) system with 2400 km transmission distance and 32-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) format, inline OBP and node OBP bring Q-factor improvements of 4...
October 3, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827843/proposal-of-environmental-impact-assessment-method-for-concrete-in-south-korea-an-application-in-lca-life-cycle-assessment
#16
Tae Hyoung Kim, Sung Ho Tae
This study aims to develop a system for assessing the impact of the substances discharged from concrete production process on six environmental impact categories, i.e., global warming (GWP), acidification (AP), eutrophication (EP), abiotic depletion (ADP), ozone depletion (ODP), and photochemical oxidant creation (POCP), using the life a cycle assessment (LCA) method. To achieve this, this study proposed an LCA method specifically applicable to the Korean concrete industry by adapting the ISO standards to suit the Korean situations...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810528/solidification-stabilization-of-chromite-ore-processing-residue-using-alkali-activated-composite-cementitious-materials
#17
Xiao Huang, RanLiang Zhuang, Faheem Muhammad, Lin Yu, YanChyuan Shiau, Dongwei Li
Chromite Ore Processing Residue (COPR) produced in chromium salt production process causes a great health and environmental risk with Cr(VI) leaching. The solidification/stabilization (S/S) of COPR using alkali-activated blast furnace slag (BFS) and fly ash (FA) based cementitious material was investigated in this study. The optimum percentage of BFS and FA for preparing the alkali-activated BFS-FA binder had been studied. COPR was used to replace the amount of BFS-FA or ordinary Portland cement (OPC) for the preparation of the cementitious materials, respectively...
October 27, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809229/novel-networked-remote-laboratory-architecture-for-open-connectivity-based-on-plc-opc-labview-ejs-integration-application-in-remote-fuzzy-control-and-sensors-data-acquisition
#18
Isaías González, Antonio José Calderón, Andrés Mejías, José Manuel Andújar
In this paper the design and implementation of a network for integrating Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), the Object-Linking and Embedding for Process Control protocol (OPC) and the open-source Easy Java Simulations (EJS) package is presented. A LabVIEW interface and the Java-Internet-LabVIEW (JIL) server complete the scheme for data exchange. This configuration allows the user to remotely interact with the PLC. Such integration can be considered a novelty in scientific literature for remote control and sensor data acquisition of industrial plants...
October 31, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798140/conditional-deletion-of-the-l-type-calcium-channel-cav1-2-in-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells-affects-postnatal-myelination-in-mice
#19
Veronica T Cheli, Diara A Santiago González, Tenzing Namgyal Lama, Vilma Spreuer, Vance Handley, Geoffrey G Murphy, Pablo M Paez
: To determine whether L-type voltage-operated Ca(2+) channels (L-VOCCs) are required for oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) development, we generated an inducible conditional knock-out mouse in which the L-VOCC isoform Cav1.2 was postnatally deleted in NG2-positive OPCs. A significant hypomyelination was found in the brains of the Cav1.2 conditional knock-out (Cav1.2(KO)) mice specifically when the Cav1.2 deletion was induced in OPCs during the first 2 postnatal weeks. A decrease in myelin proteins expression was visible in several brain structures, including the corpus callosum, cortex, and striatum, and the corpus callosum of Cav1...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796063/endogenous-gaba-controls-oligodendrocyte-lineage-cell-number-myelination-and-cns-internode-length
#20
Nicola B Hamilton, Laura E Clarke, I Lorena Arancibia-Carcamo, Eleni Kougioumtzidou, Moritz Matthey, Ragnhildur Káradóttir, Louise Whiteley, Linda H Bergersen, William D Richardson, David Attwell
Adjusting the thickness and internodal length of the myelin sheath is a mechanism for tuning the conduction velocity of axons to match computational needs. Interactions between oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) and developing axons regulate the formation of myelin around axons. We now show, using organotypic cerebral cortex slices from mice expressing eGFP in Sox10-positive oligodendrocytes, that endogenously released GABA, acting on GABAA receptors, greatly reduces the number of oligodendrocyte lineage cells...
October 31, 2016: Glia
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