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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816564/cytotoxicity-screening-and-cytokine-profiling-of-nineteen-nanomaterials-enables-hazard-ranking-and-grouping-based-on-inflammogenic-potential
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Kunal Bhattacharya, Gözde Kiliç, Pedro M Costa, Bengt Fadeel
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are being produced for an increasing number of applications. Therefore, it is important to assess and categorize ENMs on the basis of their hazard potential. The immune system is the foremost defence against foreign bodies. Here we performed cytokine profiling of a panel of nineteen representative ENMs procured from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and commercial sources. Physicochemical characterization was performed using dynamic light scattering. The ENMs were all shown to be endotoxin content free...
August 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815772/ectropion-improvement-with-topical-tazarotene-in-children-with-lamellar-ichthyosis
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Brooke Hanson, Lauren Becker, Kristen Hook, Ingrid Polcari, Raymond G Areaux, Sheilagh Maguiness
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Lamellar ichthyosis (LI) is a well-described phenotypic subtype of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI). The condition typically presents at birth with collodion membrane and leads to thick, plate-like scaling of the skin throughout the body, alopecia, and prominent ocular manifestations. Ocular complications include bilateral cicatricial ectropion and lagophthalmos. These ocular complications can lead to chronic exposure keratitis and in some cases corneal ulceration and blindness...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815487/benzophenone-3-impairs-autophagy-alters-epigenetic-status-and-disrupts-retinoid-x-receptor-signaling-in-apoptotic-neuronal-cells
#3
Agnieszka Wnuk, Joanna Rzemieniec, Władysław Lasoń, Wojciech Krzeptowski, Małgorzata Kajta
Benzophenone-3 (BP-3) is the most widely used compound among UV filters for the prevention of photodegradation. Population studies have demonstrated that it penetrates through the skin and crosses the blood-brain barrier. However, little is known about the impact of BP-3 on the nervous system and its possible adverse effects on the developing brain. We demonstrated that the neurotoxic effects of BP-3 were accompanied by the induction of apoptosis, as evidenced by apoptosis-related caspase-3 activation and apoptotic body formation as well as the inhibition of autophagy, as determined by the downregulation of autophagy-related genes, decreased autophagosome formation, and reduced LC3B-to-LC3A ratio...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813718/transgenic-mice-over-expressing-rbp4-have-rbp4-dependent-and-light-independent-retinal-degeneration
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Mei Du, Eric Phelps, Michael J Balangue, Aaron Dockins, Gennadiy Moiseyev, Younghwa Shin, Shelley Kane, Laura Otalora, Jian-Xing Ma, Rafal Farjo, Krysten M Farjo
Purpose: Transgenic mice overexpressing serum retinol-binding protein (RBP4-Tg) develop progressive retinal degeneration, characterized by microglia activation, yet the precise mechanisms underlying retinal degeneration are unclear. Previous studies showed RBP4-Tg mice have normal ocular retinoid levels, suggesting that degeneration is independent of the retinoid visual cycle or light exposure. The present study addresses whether retinal degeneration is light-dependent and RBP4-dependent by testing the effects of dark-rearing and pharmacological lowering of serum RBP4 levels, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812183/anti-dll4-antibody-inhibits-the-differentiation-of-th17-cells-in-asthmatic-mice
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Cuiye Weng, Lei Chong, Xiaoxiao Jia, Rongying Zheng, Yue Huang, Tingting Zhu, Changchong Li, Weixi Zhang
T helper 17 (Th17) cells play an important role in allergic asthma, and the Notch ligand Delta-like ligand (Dll)4 has been reported to direct the differentiation of Th17 cells. In this study, experimental animals were divided into five groups (control group, asthma group, physiological saline group, anti-Dll4 antibody group, and immunoglobulin G group). The study aimed to explore the effect of anti-Dll4 antibody on the differentiation of Th17 cell in asthmatic mice. Dll4 protein expressions were performed by immunohistochemical imaging...
August 15, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809110/deprotonative-silylation-of-aromatic-c-h-bonds-mediated-by-a-combination-of-trifluoromethyltrialkylsilane-and-fluoride
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Kanako Nozawa-Kumada, Sayuri Osawa, Midori Sasaki, Isabelle Chataigner, Masanori Shigeno, Yoshinori Kondo
A method for the deprotonative silylation of aromatic C-H bonds has been developed using trifluoromethyltrimethylsilane (CF3SiMe3, Ruppert-Prakash reagent) and a catalytic amount of fluoride. In this reaction, CF3SiMe3 is considered to act as a base and a silicon electrophile. This process is highly tolerant to various functional groups on heteroarenes and benzenes. Furthermore, this method can be applied to the synthesis of trimethylsilyl group-containing analogs of TAC-101, which is a bioactive synthetic retinoid with selective affinity for RAR-α binding...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805934/fragility-of-epidermis-acne-and-post-procedure-lesional-skin
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G Fabbrocini, A B Rossi, M-D Thouvenin, C Peraud, V Mengeaud, A Bacquey, M Saint Aroman
'Fragile skin', or skin with lower resistance to aggressors, can be broadly classified into four causal categories: constitutional (age-dependent or associated with specific vulnerable locations on the body, e.g. eyelids), pathological (related to disease), circumstantial (related to environmental or internal factors, e.g. stress) and iatrogenic (caused by medical interventions or treatments). In this supplement, we focus on the fourth category, the iatrogenic origin of fragile skin and the role that dermo-cosmetics can have in restoring the natural protective function of the skin following treatments for skin diseases and medical interventions...
September 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805741/alcohol-and-cancer-mechanisms-and-therapies
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Anuradha Ratna, Pranoti Mandrekar
Several scientific and clinical studies have shown an association between chronic alcohol consumption and the occurrence of cancer in humans. The mechanism for alcohol-induced carcinogenesis has not been fully understood, although plausible events include genotoxic effects of acetaldehyde, cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1)-mediated generation of reactive oxygen species, aberrant metabolism of folate and retinoids, increased estrogen, and genetic polymorphisms. Here, we summarize the impact of alcohol drinking on the risk of cancer development and potential underlying molecular mechanisms...
August 14, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804273/influence-of-the-number-of-axial-bexarotene-ligands-on-the-cytotoxicity-of-pt-iv-analogs-of-oxaliplatin
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Yulia N Nosova, Ilia V Zenin, Varvara P Maximova, Ekaterina M Zhidkova, Kirill I Kirsanov, Ekaterina A Lesovaya, Anna A Lobas, Mikhail V Gorshkov, Olga N Kovaleva, Elena R Milaeva, Markus Galanski, Bernhard K Keppler, Alexey A Nazarov
We present the synthesis and cytotoxic potencies of new Pt(IV) complexes with bexarotene, an anticancer drug that induces cell differentiation and apoptosis via selective activation of retinoid X receptors. In these complexes bexarotene is positioned as an axial ligand. The complex of one bexarotene ligand attached to Pt(IV) oxaliplatin moiety was potent whereas its counterpart carrying two bexarotene ligands was inactive.
2017: Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800627/suppressive-effects-of-rxr-agonist-pa024-on-adrenal-cyp11b2-expression-aldosterone-secretion-and-blood-pressure
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Dai Suzuki, Akiko Saito-Hakoda, Ryo Ito, Kyoko Shimizu, Rehana Parvin, Hiroki Shimada, Erika Noro, Susumu Suzuki, Ikuma Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Kagechika, William E Rainey, Shigeo Kure, Sadayoshi Ito, Atsushi Yokoyama, Akira Sugawara
The effects of retinoids on adrenal aldosterone synthase gene (CYP11B2) expression and aldosterone secretion are still unknown. We therefore examined the effects of nuclear retinoid X receptor (RXR) pan-agonist PA024 on CYP11B2 expression, aldosterone secretion and blood pressure, to elucidate its potential as a novel anti-hypertensive drug. We demonstrated that PA024 significantly suppressed angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced CYP11B2 mRNA expression, promoter activity and aldosterone secretion in human adrenocortical H295R cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794543/synchronizing-pharmacotherapy-in-acne-with-review-of-clinical-care
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REVIEW
Sarvajnamurthy Aradhya Sacchidanand, Koushik Lahiri, Kiran Godse, Narendra Gajanan Patwardhan, Anil Ganjoo, Rajendra Kharkar, Varsha Narayanan, Dhammraj Borade, Lyndon D'souza
Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that involves the pathogenesis of four major factors, such as androgen-induced increased sebum secretion, altered keratinization, colonization of Propionibacterium acnes, and inflammation. Several acne mono-treatment and combination treatment regimens are available and prescribed in the Indian market, ranging from retinoids, benzoyl peroxide (BPO), anti-infectives, and other miscellaneous agents. Although standard guidelines and recommendations overview the management of mild, moderate, and severe acne, relevance and positioning of each category of pharmacotherapy available in Indian market are still unexplained...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792491/genetic-legacy-of-tertiary-climatic-change-a-case-study-of-two-freshwater-loaches-schistura-fasciolata-and-pseudogastromyzon-myersi-in-hong-kong
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W Y Wong, K Y Ma, L M Tsang, K H Chu
The high biodiversity and strong population structure of freshwater fauna has often been attributed to historical geological and climatic alterations. The impact of these historical changes on obligate freshwater species on a small geographical scale has not been well understood due to the lack of fine-scale comparative phylogeographic studies. Strong population structure has been reported in a goby and a caridean shrimp in Hong Kong, a small but highly developed city in South China, but the common drivers of population differentiation in freshwater fauna in this region remain unclear...
August 9, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790988/non-antibiotic-isotretinoin-treatment-differentially-controls-propionibacterium-acnes-on-skin-of-acne-patients
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Angela E Ryan-Kewley, David R Williams, Neill Hepburn, Ronald A Dixon
Emergence and potential transfer of antibiotic resistance in skin microorganisms is of current concern in medicine especially in dermatology contexts where long term treatment with antibiotics is common. Remarkably, non-antibiotic therapy in the form of isotretinoin - a non-antimicrobial retinoid is effective at reducing or eradicating the anaerobe Propionibacterium acnes which is causally involved in the complex pathogenesis of Acne vulgaris. This study measured the extent of colonization of P. acnes in patients with primary cystic or severe acne from three defined skin sites in 'non-lesion' areas before, during and after treatment with isotretinoin...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790326/intestinal-toxicity-of-the-type-b-trichothecene-mycotoxin-fusarenon-x-whole-transcriptome-profiling-reveals-new-signaling-pathways
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Imourana Alassane-Kpembi, Juliana Rubira Gerez, Anne-Marie Cossalter, Manon Neves, Joëlle Laffitte, Claire Naylies, Yannick Lippi, Martine Kolf-Clauw, Ana Paula L Bracarense, Philippe Pinton, Isabelle P Oswald
The few data available on fusarenon-X (FX) do not support the derivation of health-based guidance values, although preliminary results suggest higher toxicity than other regulated trichothecenes. Using histo-morphological analysis and whole transcriptome profiling, this study was designed to obtain a global view of the intestinal alterations induced by FX. Deoxynivalenol (DON) served as a benchmark. FX induced more severe histological alterations than DON. Inflammation was the hallmark of the molecular toxicity of both mycotoxins...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783420/prescription-level-factors-associated-with-primary-nonadherence-to-dermatologic-medications
#15
Audrey Rutherford, Donald A Glass, Elizabeth A Suarez, Adewole S Adamson
PURPOSE: To analyze factors associated with primary nonadherence to dermatologic medications and study whether prescription-level factors are associated with primary nonadherence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records of new dermatology patients from January 2011 to December 2013 at a single urban safety-net hospital outpatient dermatology clinic with a closed pharmacy system. RESULTS: A total of 4307 prescriptions were written for 2490 patients...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780307/neuroprotective-effect-of-tetramethylpyrazine-against-all-trans-retinal-toxicity-in-the-differentiated-y-79-cells-via-upregulation-of-irbp-expression
#16
Ke Wang, Xue Zhu, Kai Zhang, Fanfan Zhou, Ling Zhu
It is estimated that abnormal accumulation of all-trans-retinal (atRAL) is a leading cause of photoreceptor degeneration in retinal degenerative diseases. Deficiency of interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP), a retinoid transporter in the visual cycle, is responsible for the impaired clearance of atRAL and results in atRAL toxicity in retina. Therefore, IRBP has been proposed to be a potent target in preventing atRAL-induced photoreceptor degeneration. In this study, the neuroprotective effect of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) against atRAL toxicity in the differentiated Y-79 cells, a in vitro model of photoreceptor, was first investigated...
August 3, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780062/metabolic-disruption-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos-by-bisphenol-a-an-integrated-metabolomic-and-transcriptomic-approach
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Elena Ortiz-Villanueva, Laia Navarro-Martín, Joaquim Jaumot, Fernando Benavente, Victoria Sanz-Nebot, Benjamín Piña, Romà Tauler
Although bisphenol A (BPA) is commonly recognized as an endocrine disruptor, the metabolic consequences of its exposure are still poorly understood. In this study, we present a non-targeted LC-MS based metabolomic analysis in combination with a full-genome, high-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) to reveal the metabolic effects and the subjacent regulatory pathways of exposing zebrafish embryos to BPA during the first 120 hours post-fertilization. We applied multivariate data analysis methods to extract biochemical information from the LC-MS and RNA-Seq complex datasets and to perform testable predictions of the phenotypic adverse effects...
August 3, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774779/extensive-and-functional-overlap-of-the-stat6-and-rxr-cistromes-in-the-active-enhancer-repertoire-of-human-cd14-monocyte-derived-differentiating-macrophages
#18
REVIEW
Zsolt Czimmerer, Zsuzsanna S Nagy, Gergely Nagy, Attila Horvath, Timea Silye-Cseh, Agnes Kriston, David Jonas, Sascha Sauer, Laszlo Steiner, Bence Daniel, Jean-Francois Deleuze, Laszlo Nagy
Macrophages are able to differentiate into classically polarized (M1) or alternatively polarized (M2) states upon encountering pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interferon (IFN) γ or anti-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL) -4/IL-13, respectively. Moreover, macrophages are known to regulate lipid metabolism via multiple members of the nuclear hormone receptor family, including the retinoid X receptors (RXR). It has been also documented that cytokines are able to modulate macrophage responses to lipid signals but the nature of these interactions and the underlying mechanisms of these processes especially at the level of the chromatinized genome are not well understood...
July 31, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770285/-treatment-of-mycosis-fungoides-and-s%C3%A3-zary-syndrome
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REVIEW
J P Nicolay, C Assaf
Adequate therapeutic management of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) requires the identification of the exact CTCL stage and entity within the current WHO classification. There is no curative therapy for CTCL yet, so that treatment currently aims at improving symptoms and quality of life as well as reducing relapse rates. The treatment has to be stage-adapted. Therapeutic options comprise skin-directed as well as systemic treatment. In early stages, phototherapy and local steroids are the first-line therapeutic options...
August 2, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768496/transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-differentiating-ovary-of-the-protogynous-ricefield-eel-monopterus-albus
#20
Jinfeng Cai, Wei Yang, Dong Chen, Yize Zhang, Zhi He, Weimin Zhang, Lihong Zhang
BACKGROUND: The ricefield eel is a protogynous hermaphroditic Synbranchiform species that changes sex naturally from female to male, which offers an interesting model for studying gonadal (particularly ovarian) differentiation in vertebrates. In the present study, transcriptome sequencing of the gonad of ricefield eel larvae was performed to explore the molecular mechanisms underlying the ovarian differentiation and development. RESULTS: A total of 301,267,988 clean reads were generated from cDNA libraries of gonadal tissues of ricefield eel larvae at 6, 9, 12, and 20 days post hatching (dph), which contained undifferentiated gonads, differentiating ovaries, ovaries with oogonia, and ovaries with meiotic oocytes, respectively...
August 3, 2017: BMC Genomics
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