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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454447/inhibitory-effect-and-mechanism-of-exogenous-mammalian-sterile-20-like-kinase-1-on-the-growth-of-human-colorectal-cancer
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Jian Wu, Xiaohong Yang, Hongfei Lu, Liqiao Liu, Baohua Xu, Shuangyan Zheng, Bo Yu, Kemin Jie, Fusheng Wan
The present study aimed to observe the inhibitory effect and preliminary mechanism of exogenous mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (MST1) on the growth of colorectal cancer SW480 cells. The SW480 cells were randomly divided into the following groups: Control, empty enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) plasmid (pEGFP-N1), MST1 EGFP plasmid (pEGFP-MST1), 20 µmol/l fluorouracil (5-FU) and pEGFP-MST1 + 5-FU. An MTS colorimetric assay was used to detect cell viability, Hoechst 33342 staining was used to observe cell apoptosis, and western blotting and immunohistochemistry were used to detect the levels of the proteins MST1, yes-associated protein (YAP), phospho-YAP1 (Ser127), p53 and p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454421/notch-is-a-critical-regulator-in-cervical-cancer-by-regulating-numb-splicing
#2
Cai Rong, Yu Feng, Zhou Ye
Cervical cancer, which is the second most common female malignancy, is characterized by the consistent presence of human papillomavirus. Inappropriate activation of Notch signaling has been associated with various types of cancer; however, the role of Notch in cervical cancer remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the role of Notch in cervical cancer. The methods used included the generation of plasmids, viability assays, polymerase chain reaction and western blotting The present findings demonstrated that cervical cancer samples also consistently exhibit abnormal activation of the Notch pathway...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454381/optimized-construction-of-muc1-vntrn-dna-vaccine-and-its-anti-pancreatic-cancer-efficacy
#3
Yuan-Feng Gong, Quan-Bo Zhou, Ya-Di Liao, Cong Mai, Tie-Jun Chen, Yun-Qiang Tang, Ru-Fu Chen
Considering mucin 1-variable number tandem repeat (MUC1-VNTRn) as a novel target for pancreatic cancer immunotherapy, the present study aimed to screen and identify the pVAX1-MUC1-VNTRn DNA vaccine with the strongest immunogenicity. Following construction of a pVAX1-MUC1-VNTRn plasmid, immature dendritic cells (DCs) were subjected to transfection, and mature DCs were then co-cultured with autologous T-cells. The numbers of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) secreting interferon (IFN)-γ were determined using an enzyme-linked immunospot assay, and CytoTox(®) was also used to examine the MUC1-VNTRn-specific Lethal effect of CTLs on Capan2 cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454360/location-of-nls-rar%C3%AE-protein-in-nb4-cell-and-nude-mice
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Hui Wang, Rong Yang, Liang Zhong, Xin-Yu Zhu, Peng-Peng Ma, Xiao-Qun Yang, Kai-Ling Jiang, Bei-Zhong Liu
In the majority of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cases, translocons produce a promyelocytic leukemia protein-retinoic acid receptor α (PML-RARα) fusion gene. Studies have reported that neutrophil elastase (NE) cleaves bcr-1-derived PML-RAα in early myeloid cells, leaving only the nuclear localization signal (NLS) of PML attached to RARα. NLS-RARα promotes cell growth and inhibits differentiation in response to ATRA. However, the mechanisms by which NLS-RARα affects cell biological characteristics are yet to be fully elucidated...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454339/puma-decreases-the-growth-of-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cells-independent-of-p53
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Zhengfei Shan, Qingzuo Liu, Yuling Li, Jitao Wu, Dekang Sun, Zhenli Gao
PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis), a member of the B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) protein family, is a pro-apoptotic protein. PUMA expression is modulated by the tumor suppressor p53. PUMA has a role in rapid cell death via p53-dependent and -independent mechanisms. To evaluate whether p53 is required for PUMA-mediated apoptosis in prostate cancer cells, p53 protein was silenced in human prostate cancer PC-3 cells by using p53 small interfering RNA (siRNA). The interference efficiency of p53 on RNA and protein levels was detected by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454323/microrna-29a-b-c-targets-inos-and-is-involved-in-protective-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-an-ischemia-reperfusion-rat-model-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Yun-Fei Duan, Dong-Lin Sun, Jing Chen, Feng Zhu, Yong An
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) protects against the injury that is incurred by ischemia and reperfusion (IR); however, the role of RIPC in liver IR injury in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains unclear. In this study, a NAFLD rat model was utilized in a series of different surgical procedures and molecular experiments. Rats of the IR group and the RIPC+IR group exhibited more severe injury than NAFLD control rats (in which the liver was prodded following a median-incision laparotomy). The liver condition, measured by serum alanine transaminase and aspartate transaminase levels, of the RIPC+IR group was better than that of the IR group...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454264/luteolin-a-novel-p90-ribosomal-s6-kinase-inhibitor-suppresses-proliferation-and-migration-in-leukemia-cells
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Lan Deng, Ling Jiang, Xianghua Lin, Kuo-Fu Tseng, Zhigang Lu, Xiuju Wang
Ribosomal S6 kinases (RSKs) are directly regulated by extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling and are implicated in cell growth, survival, motility and senescence. The present study observed that RSK1 was overexpressed in primary untreated leukemia patient bone marrow samples compared with the expression at the complete remission stage, using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). In addition, a high RSK1 expression (relative expression ≥10) was associated with a significantly shorter overall survival (P=0...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454241/transthyretin-regulates-the-migration-and-invasion-of-jeg-3-cells
#8
Liyun Gong, Lei Zhu, Shuzhen Wang, Zhenyu Zhang
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific disorder characterized by new-onset hypertension and proteinuria that occurs after 20 weeks of gestation. It involves several organs and continues to be a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Shallow trophoblast invasion is a common pathological feature of PE. Transthyretin (TTR) is a 56-kDa homotetrameric protein that binds thyroid hormone and retinol binding protein. Dysregulated TTR expression has been found in cases of PE. The aim of the present study was to determine the functional role of TTR in the migration and invasion of JEG-3 choriocarcinoma cells...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454226/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-enhances-radioresistance-in-mda-mb231-breast-cancer-cells
#9
Yun Zhou, Chaoqun Wang, Xia Liu, Chengjun Wu, Haitao Yin
The aim of the present study was to investigate the radiosensitizing effects of homeobox (HOX) transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) long non-coding RNA on breast cancer tumor cells and examine the underlying mechanisms. Recombinant plasmid vectors containing HOTAIR gene were constructed and MDA-MB231 cells were transfected with these plasmids using liposomes. The cells were treated with radiation and cell apoptosis, proliferation, and double-stranded DNA breaks were examined. HOXD10, phosphorylated AKT (p-AKT) and p-BAD expression levels were measured using western blot analysis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454220/efficacy-of-pegr-1-endostatin-combined-with-ionizing-radiation-on-hypoxic-conditions-in-nude-mice-bearing-skov3-ovarian-carcinoma
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Yong-Chun Zhang, Xiu-Mei Li, Zhuang Yu, Xiao-Li Shi, Yong Li, Wan-Lin Wang
Hypoxia occurs in a wide range of solid tumors, and is strongly associated with radio-resistance of malignant tumors. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of endostatin combined with ionizing radiation (IR) on hypoxic conditions. A total of 24 mice bearing SKOV3 ovarian carcinoma were divided into three groups. Following injection with pEgr-1-endostatin plasmid for 12 h, the mice in the endostatin-IR-treated group were exposed to 300 cGy/min X-ray for 48 h, and the IR-treated group was exposed to the same condition...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454088/overexpression-of-a-functional-calcium-sensing-receptor-dramatically-increases-osteolytic-potential-of-mda-mb-231-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-bone-metastasis-through-epiregulin-mediated-osteoprotegerin-downregulation
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Boudot Cédric, Hénaut Lucie, Thiem Ursula, Geraci Sandra, Galante Mariangela, Saldanha Paulo, Saidak Zuzana, Six Isabelle, Clézardin Philippe, Kamel Said, Mentaverri Romuald
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Osteolytic bone metastases are observed in advanced cases of breast cancer. In vitro data suggest that the activity of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) expressed by metastatic cells could potentiate their osteolytic potential. This study aimed to demonstrate in vivo the involvement of the CaSR in breast cancer cells osteolytic potential and to identify potential targets linked to CaSR activity. METHODS AND RESULTS: MDA-MB-231 stably transfected with plasmids containing either a full-length wild-type CaSR (CaSR-WT), or a functionally inactive dominant negative mutant (CaSR-DN) or an empty vector (EV) were intratibially injected into Balb/c-Nude mice...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449040/toxin-antitoxin-systems-and-their-role-in-disseminating-and-maintaining-antimicrobial-resistance
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Qiu E Yang, Timothy R Walsh
Toxin-antitoxin systems (TAs) are ubiquitous among bacteria and play a crucial role in the dissemination and evolution of antibiotic resistance, such as maintaining multi-resistant plasmids and inducing persistence formation. Generally, activities of the toxins are neutralised by their conjugate antitoxins. In contrast, antitoxins are more liable to degrade under specific conditions such as stress, and free active toxins interfere with essential cellular processes including replication, translation and cell-wall synthesis...
March 16, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448741/chromophore-attachment-to-fusion-protein-of-streptavidin-and-recombinant-allophycocyanin-alpha-subunit
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Jing Wu, Huaxin Chen, Peng Jiang
The fusion protein (SLA) of streptavidin and allophycocyanin alpha subunit (holo-ApcA) was biosynthesized in Escherichia coli by a dual plasmid system. The recombinant SLA, purified by affinity chromatography, showed spectral properties similar to natural allophycocyanin alpha subunit (ApcA). Spectral and Zinc staining analysis indicated that the recombinant SLA covalently bound phycocyanobilin (PCB). To improve chromophorylation rate of recombinant SLA, an in vitro chromophore attachment reaction system was established, which contained partially chromophylated SLA, PCB and lyase CpcS...
April 27, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448606/a-feeding-protocol-for-delivery-of-agents-to-assess-development-in-varroa-mites
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Ana R Cabrera, Paul D Shirk, Peter E A Teal
A novel feeding protocol for delivery of bio-active agents to Varroa mites was developed by providing mites with honey bee larva hemolymph supplemented with cultured insect cells and selected materials delivered on a fibrous cotton substrate. Mites were starved, fed on treated hemolymph to deliver selected agents and then returned to bee larvae. Transcript levels of two reference genes, actin and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), as well as for nine selected genes involved in reproductive processes showed that the starvation and feeding protocol periods did not pose a high level of stress to the mites as transcript levels remained comparable between phoretic mites and those completing the protocol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448055/transient-expression-and-cellular-localization-of-recombinant-proteins-in-cultured-insect-cells
#15
Jeffrey A Fabrick, J Joe Hull
Heterologous protein expression systems are used for the production of recombinant proteins, the interpretation of cellular trafficking/localization, and the determination of the biochemical function of proteins at the sub-organismal level. Although baculovirus expression systems are increasingly used for protein production in numerous biotechnological, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications, nonlytic systems that do not involve viral infection have clear benefits but are often overlooked and underutilized...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448022/development-of-an-economical-dna-delivery-system-by-acufection-and-its-application-to-skin-research
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Yu-Jei Lin, Tsung-Lin Lee, Chia-Chi Ku
Dysregulation of immune response in skin is associated with numerous human skin disorders. Direct transfer of immune-related genes into skin tissue is a fascinating approach to investigate immune modulation of cutaneous inflammation in mouse models of human diseases. Here we present a cost-effective protocol that delivered naked DNA in mouse skin and leads to transgene expression. The method is coined "acufection", denoting acupuncture-mediated DNA transfection. To perform acufection, mouse skin was first infused with DNA in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) and then pricked lightly with a bundle of acupuncture needles to facilitate the absorption of DNA and transfection into cells...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447987/live-cell-imaging-and-3d-analysis-of-angiotensin-receptor-type-1a-trafficking-in-transfected-human-embryonic-kidney-cells-using-confocal-microscopy
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Parnika Kadam, Ryan McAllister, Jeffrey S Urbach, Kathryn Sandberg, Susette C Mueller
Live-cell imaging is used to simultaneously capture time-lapse images of angiotensin type 1a receptors (AT1aR) and intracellular compartments in transfected human embryonic kidney-293 (HEK) cells following stimulation with angiotensin II (Ang II). HEK cells are transiently transfected with plasmid DNA containing AT1aR tagged with enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP). Lysosomes are identified with a red fluorescent dye. Live-cell images are captured on a laser scanning confocal microscope after Ang II stimulation and analyzed by software in three dimensions (3D, voxels) over time...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447026/genome-dynamics-of-escherichia-coli-during-antibiotic-treatment-transfer-loss-and-persistence-of-genetic-elements-in-situ-of-the-infant-gut
#18
Andreas Porse, Heidi Gumpert, Jessica Z Kubicek-Sutherland, Nahid Karami, Ingegerd Adlerberth, Agnes E Wold, Dan I Andersson, Morten O A Sommer
Elucidating the adaptive strategies and plasticity of bacterial genomes in situ is crucial for understanding the epidemiology and evolution of pathogens threatening human health. While much is known about the evolution of Escherichia coli in controlled laboratory environments, less effort has been made to elucidate the genome dynamics of E. coli in its native settings. Here, we follow the genome dynamics of co-existing E. coli lineages in situ of the infant gut during the first year of life. One E. coli lineage causes a urinary tract infection (UTI) and experiences several alterations of its genomic content during subsequent antibiotic treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446907/regulation-and-molecular-basis-of-environmental-muropeptide-uptake-and-utilization-in-fastidious-oral-anaerobe-tannerella-forsythia
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Angela Ruscitto, Kiyonobu Honma, Vamsee M Veeramachineni, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Graham P Stafford, Ashu Sharma
Tannerella forsythia is a Gram-negative oral anaerobe associated with periodontitis. This bacterium is auxotrophic for the peptidoglycan amino sugar N-acetylmuramic (MurNAc) and likely relies on scavenging peptidoglycan fragments (muropeptides) released by cohabiting bacteria during their cell wall recycling. Many Gram-negative bacteria utilize an inner membrane permease, AmpG, to transport peptidoglycan fragments into their cytoplasm. In the T. forsythia genome, the Tanf_08365 ORF has been identified as a homolog of AmpG permease...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446899/clonal-spread-of-16s-rrna-methyltransferase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st37-with-high-prevalence-of-esbls-from-companion-animals-in-china
#20
Jing Xia, Liang-Xing Fang, Ke Cheng, Guo-Hao Xu, Xi-Ran Wang, Xiao-Ping Liao, Ya-Hong Liu, Jian Sun
We screened 30 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from dogs and cats at a single animal hospital in Guangdong Province, China. Among them, 12 K. pneumoniae strains possessed high-level resistance to amikacin and gentamicin and these were screened for 16S rRNA methyltransferase (16S-RMTase) genes. And then the genes positive isolates were detected for ESBLs (extended spectrum β-lactamases) and analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, multilocus sequence typing, PCR-based replicon typing and plasmid analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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