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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745623/a-standardized-approach-for-multispecies-purification-of-mammalian-male-germ-cells-by-mechanical-tissue-dissociation-and-flow-cytometry
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Ana C Lima, Min Jung, Jannette Rusch, Abul Usmani, Alexandra M Lopes, Donald F Conrad
Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) has been one of the methods of choice to isolate enriched populations of mammalian testicular germ cells. Currently, it allows the discrimination of up to 9 murine germ cell populations with high yield and purity. This high-resolution in discrimination and purification is possible due to unique changes in chromatin structure and quantity throughout spermatogenesis. These patterns can be captured by flow cytometry of male germ cells stained with fluorescent DNA-binding dyes such as Hoechst-33342 (Hoechst)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742114/a-unique-polysaccharide-purified-from-hericium-erinaceus-mycelium-prevents-oxidative-stress-induced-by-h2o2-in-human-gastric-mucosa-epithelium-cell
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Mingxing Wang, Nakajima Kanako, Yanqiu Zhang, Xulang Xiao, Qipin Gao, Konishi Tetsuya
Hericium erinaceus (HE) has been used both as a traditional Chinese medicine and home remedy for treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers and gastritis. EP-1, a purified polysaccharide isolated from HE mycelium, has recently been identified as the active component responsible for HE anti-gastritis activity. Because oxidative stress has been implicated as a pathogenic cause of gastritis and gastric ulcers, EP-1 antioxidant properties were systematically examined in vitro using the human gastric mucosal epithelial cell line, GES-1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739729/the-axis-of-cxcr4-sdf-1-plays-a-role-in-colon-cancer-cell-adhesion-through-regulation-of-the-akt-and-igf1r-signalling-pathways
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Fei Zheng, Zhongtao Zhang, Valentina Flamini, Wen G Jiang, Yuxin Cui
BACKGROUND/AIM: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world. The high mortality of this tumor is mainly due to its invasive properties, as it forms metastases in multiple organs, preferentially in the liver. There has evidence showing that C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR-4) and its ligand, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), plays an important role in cancer progression and metastasis. However, the molecular mechanism underling the CRCR4-mediated CRC metastasis has not been well characterized...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739687/rational-design-of-a-potent-pan-pim-kinases-inhibitor-with-a-rhodanine-benzoimidazole-structure
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Yuichi Sawaguchi, Ryuta Yamazaki, Yukiko Nishiyama, Toshio Sasai, Masayuki Mae, Atsuhiro Abe, Takashi Yaegashi, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Takeshi Matsuzaki
BACKGROUND/AIM: The serine/threonine Pim kinases are overexpressed in various types of solid carcinomas and hematological malignancies, and contribute to regulating cell-cycle progression and cell survival. The aim of this study was to discover a novel pan-Pim kinases inhibitor with potent anti-proliferative activities against cancer cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We screened a panel of small molecule compounds for their ability to inhibit Pim-1 kinase activity, and the hit compound was optimized using the docking analysis to Pim-1...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738843/astaxanthin-mitigates-cobalt-cytotoxicity-in-the-mg-63-cells-by-modulating-the-oxidative-stress
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Dahe Li, Wenwen Tong, Denghui Liu, Yuming Zou, Chen Zhang, Weidong Xu
BACKGROUND: With the re-popularity of metal-on-metal (MoM) bearing in recent years, the cobalt toxicity has been a cause for concern in the total hip replacement surgery by both physicians and patients. METHODS: MG-63 cell line was cultured in vitro and incubated with cobalt (II) chloride (CoCl2) and/or with astaxanthin (ASX) for 24 h. MTT assay was conducted to evaluate the cell viability after cobalt exposure and ASX treatment. Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) analysis was performed to examine the reactive oxygen species (ROS) level...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738204/the-fate-of-sotalol-in-aqueous-chlorination-kinetics-mechanisms-and-ecotoxicity-assessment
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Wan Nor Adira Wan Khalit, Kheng Soo Tay
Unmetabolized pharmaceuticals often enter the water treatment plants and exposed to various treatment processes. Among these water treatment processes, disinfection is a process which involves the application of chemical oxidation to remove pathogen. Untreated pharmaceuticals from primary and secondary treatment have the potential to be exposed to the chemical oxidation process during disinfection. This study investigated the kinetics and mechanism of the degradation of sotalol during chlorination process. Chlorination with hypochlorous acid (HOCl) as main reactive oxidant has been known as one of the most commonly used disinfection methods...
July 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737758/real-world-experience-with-0-2%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g-day-fluocinolone-acetonide-intravitreal-implant-iluvien-in-the-united-kingdom
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C Bailey, U Chakravarthy, A Lotery, G Menon, J Talks
AimsTo compare safety outcomes and visual function data acquired in the real-world setting with FAME study results in eyes treated with 0.2 μg/day fluocinolone acetonide (FAc).MethodsFourteen UK clinical sites contributed to pseudoanonymised data collected using the same electronic medical record system. Data pertaining to eyes treated with FAc implant for diabetic macular oedema (DMO) was extracted. Intraocular pressure (IOP)-related adverse events were defined as use of IOP-lowering medication, any rise in IOP>30 mm Hg, or glaucoma surgery...
July 24, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736154/retinoic-acid-induces-differentiation-of-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-embryonic-stem-cells-into-germ-cells
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Syed Mohmad Shah, Suresh Kumar Singla, Prabhat Palta, Radhey Sham Manik, Manmohan Singh Chauhan
Development of precise and reproducible culture system for in vitro differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) cells into germ cells counts as a major leap forward for understanding not only the remarkable process of gametogenesis, otherwise obscured by limited availability of precursor primordial germ cells (PGCs), but in finally treating the catastrophic infertility. Taking into account the significant role of retinoic acid (RA) during in vivo gametogenesis, we designed the present study to investigate the effects of its stimulation on directing the differentiation of ES cells into germ cells...
July 19, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734047/preselection-of-recombinant-gene-integration-sites-enabling-high-transcription-rates-in-cho-cells-using-alternate-start-codons-and-recombinase-mediated-cassette-exchange
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Martina Baumann, Elisabeth Gludovacz, Natalie Sealover, Scott Bahr, Henry George, Nan Lin, Kevin Kayser, Nicole Borth
Site-specific Recombinase Mediated Cassette Exchange (RMCE) enables the transfer of the gene of interest (GOI) into pre-selected genomic locations with defined expression properties. For the generation of recombinant production cell lines this has the advantage that screening for high transcription rates at the genome integration site would be required only once, with the possibility to reuse the selected site for new products. Here we describe a strategy that aims at the selection of transcriptionally active genome integration sites in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells by using alternate start codons in the surface reporter protein CD4, in combination with FACS sorting for high expressers...
July 22, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733418/a-simple-method-to-induce-meiosis-and-sporulation-semisynchronously-in-the-fission-yeast-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
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Akira Yamashita, Takeshi Sakuno, Yoshinori Watanabe, Masayuki Yamamoto
Schizosaccharomyces pombe cells initiate a sexual differentiation program, which comprises meiosis and spore formation, on nitrogen starvation. This protocol describes a simple procedure to induce meiosis and sporulation semisynchronously in heterozygous diploid S. pombe cells. The procedure is appropriate for a variety of applications, including fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and northern and western blotting. Zygotic meiosis can also be induced by the same procedure, although less synchronously...
July 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733351/multi-cellular-transcriptional-analysis-of-mammalian-heart-regeneration
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Gregory A Quaife-Ryan, Choon Boon Sim, Mark Ziemann, Antony Kaspi, Haloom Rafehi, Mirana Ramialison, Assam El-Osta, James E Hudson, Enzo R Porrello
Background -The inability of the adult mammalian heart to regenerate following injury represents a major barrier in cardiovascular medicine. In contrast, the neonatal mammalian heart retains a transient capacity for regeneration, which is lost shortly after birth. Defining the molecular mechanisms that govern regenerative capacity in the neonatal period remains a central goal in cardiac biology. Here, we assemble a transcriptomic framework of multiple cardiac cell populations during postnatal development and following injury, which enables comparative analyses of the regenerative (neonatal) versus non-regenerative (adult) state for the first time...
July 21, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729688/improved-genome-recovery-and-integrated-cell-size-analyses-of-individual-uncultured-microbial-cells-and-viral-particles
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Ramunas Stepanauskas, Elizabeth A Fergusson, Joseph Brown, Nicole J Poulton, Ben Tupper, Jessica M Labonté, Eric D Becraft, Julia M Brown, Maria G Pachiadaki, Tadas Povilaitis, Brian P Thompson, Corianna J Mascena, Wendy K Bellows, Arvydas Lubys
Microbial single-cell genomics can be used to provide insights into the metabolic potential, interactions, and evolution of uncultured microorganisms. Here we present WGA-X, a method based on multiple displacement amplification of DNA that utilizes a thermostable mutant of the phi29 polymerase. WGA-X enhances genome recovery from individual microbial cells and viral particles while maintaining ease of use and scalability. The greatest improvements are observed when amplifying high G+C content templates, such as those belonging to the predominant bacteria in agricultural soils...
July 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726903/reversible-trans-%C3%A2-cis-photoisomerizations-of-re-co-3-ph2phen-stpycn-towards-molecular-machines
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Kassio P S Zanoni, Neyde Y Murakami Iha
In our search for light powered molecular devices, a novel fac-[Re(CO)3(ph2phen)(trans-stpyCN)](+) complex was synthesized to show switchable trans-cis configurations of the coordinated stpyCN ligand through efficient and reversible photoassisted isomerizations. Controlled photolyses of acetonitrile solutions led to spectral changes ascribed to reversible trans ⇌ cis photoisomerization processes. A remarkable quantum yield for the back cis-to-trans isomerization was obtained, with the same magnitude of the trans-to-cis photoprocess, and curiously, both trans- and cis-isomers are emissive at room temperature...
July 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723945/haematological-and-cd4-t-cells-reference-ranges-in-healthy-adult-populations-in-gojjam-zones-in-amhara-region-ethiopia
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Wondemagegn Mulu, Bayeh Abera, Zewdie Mekonnen, Yesuf Adem, Mulat Yimer, Yohannes Zenebe, Asmare Amuamuta, Wondimu Gebeyehu
INTRODUCTION: Establishing national population haematological and immunological reference ranges are essential for clinical management of patients. However, there is scarcity of information on community based haematological reference ranges established from Ethiopian population. Therefore, this study aimed at determining haematological and CD4+ T cells reference ranges in healthy adults from East and West Gojjam zones, Ethiopia. METHODS: Community based cross-sectional study was conducted from May 2015 to December 2015 in healthy adult residents of Gojjam zone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720421/assessment-of-the-hiv-1-reservoir-in-cd4-regulatory-t-cells-by-a-droplet-digital-pcr-based-approach
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Gábor Artúr Dunay, Anastasia Solomatina, Silke Kummer, Anja Hüfner, Julia Katharina Bialek, Johanna Maria Eberhard, Eva Tolosa, Joachim Hauber, Julian Schulze Zur Wiesch
The relative contribution of regulatory T cells (Treg) as reservoir of HIV-1 in patients on chronic antiretroviral therapy is unclear to date. The aim of the current study was to assess the total HIV DNA burden and replication competent viral reservoir in Treg in comparison to central and effector memory cells (Tcm and Tem). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were obtained from 10 HIV patients treated with antiretroviral therapy and one HIV elite controller. Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) was used to quantify total HIV DNA loads in FACS sorted CD4+ Treg (CD25+CD127lo) as compared with Tcm (CD45RO+CCR7+) and Tem (CD45RO+CCR7-)...
July 15, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719864/in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pancreatic-tumors-using-iron-oxide-nanoworms-targeted-with-ptr86-peptide
#16
Yasaman Ahmadi, Genady Kostenich, Mor Oron-Herman, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Mitterhauser, Arie Orenstein, Siroos Mirzaei, Peter Knoll
To cut the high mortality rate of malignant disease such as pancreatic cancer, development of newly diagnostic probes for early stage detection of tumor lesions is required. Multimodal imaging nanoprobes allowing targeted and real time functional/anatomical imaging of tumors meet the demands. For this purpose, a MRI/optical dual-modality probe based on biodegradable magnetic iron oxide nanoworms has been developed. The cross-linked surface of nanoworms were anchored to fluorescent dyes and to FITC.PTR86; a novel synthetic peptide with high affinity towards somatostatin receptors...
July 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716750/hexadecylphosphocholine-miltefosine-stabilized-chitosan-modified-ampholipospheres-as-prototype-co-delivery-vehicle-for-enhanced-killing-of-l-donovani
#17
Priyanka Tripathi, Anil Kumar Jaiswal, Anuradha Dube, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra
Lipid nanoparticles are stable, biodegradable and biocompatible carriers offering excellent therapeutic efficacy. Here, a novel effort has been made to develop Miltefosine (HePC- hexadecylphosphocholine) stabilized chitosan anchored nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) of Amphotericin B (AmB) as co-delivery vehicle to enhance killing of L. donovani. The entrapment efficiency of AmB was achieved upto 85.3% for HePC-AmB-CNLCs with mean particle size of 150.8±8.4nm, and zeta potential value of +28.2±1.1mV, respectively...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716444/thiosemicarbazone-derivatives-thiazolyl-hydrazones-effectively-inhibit-leukemic-tumor-cell-growth-down-regulation-of-ribonucleotide-reductase-activity-and-synergism-with-arabinofuranosylcytosine
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Geraldine Graser-Loescher, Agnes Schoenhuber, Caroline Ciglenec, Sabine Eberl, Georg Krupitza, Robert M Mader, Surender Singh Jadav, Venkatesan Jayaprakash, Monika Fritzer-Szekeres, Thomas Szekeres, Philipp Saiko
Cellular growth inhibition exerted by thiosemicarbazones is mainly attributed to down-regulation of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) activity, with RNR being responsible for the rate-limiting step of de novo DNA synthesis. In this study, we investigated the antineoplastic effects of three newly synthesized thiosemicarbazone derivatives, thiazolyl hydrazones, in human HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells. The cytotoxicity of compounds alone and in combination with arabinofuranosylcytosine (AraC) was determined by growth inhibition assays...
July 14, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716123/differentiating-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-express-markers-of-human-endometrium
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P Parasar, C R Sacha, N Ng, E R McGuirk, S Chinthala, P Ozcan, J Lindsey, S Salas, M R Laufer, S A Missmer, R M Anchan
BACKGROUND: Modeling early endometrial differentiation is a crucial step towards understanding the divergent pathways between normal and ectopic endometrial development as seen in endometriosis. METHODS: To investigate these pathways, mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) and embryoid bodies (EBs) were differentiated in standard EB medium (EBM). Immunofluorescence (IF) staining and reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) were used to detect expression of human endometrial cell markers on differentiating cells, which were sorted into distinct populations using fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)...
July 17, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714700/children-s-prototypic-facial-expressions-during-emotion-eliciting-conversations-with-their-mothers
#20
Vanessa L Castro, Linda A Camras, Amy G Halberstadt, Michael Shuster
Despite theoretical claims that emotions are primarily communicated through prototypic facial expressions, empirical evidence is surprisingly scarce. This study aimed to (a) test whether children produced more components of a prototypic emotional facial expression during situations judged or self-reported to involve the corresponding emotion than situations involving other emotions (termed "intersituational specificity"), (b) test whether children produced more components of the prototypic expression corresponding to a situation's judged or self-reported emotion than components of other emotional expressions (termed "intrasituational specificity"), and (c) examine coherence between children's self-reported emotional experience and observers' judgments of children's emotions...
July 17, 2017: Emotion
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