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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107588/mitochondrial-uncoupler-exerts-a-synthetic-lethal-effect-against-%C3%AE-catenin-mutant-tumor-cells
#1
Yuki Shikata, Masaki Kiga, Yushi Futamura, Harumi Aono, Hiroyuki Inoue, Manabu Kawada, Hiroyuki Osada, Masaya Imoto
The wingless/int-1 (Wnt) signal transduction pathway plays a central role in cell proliferation, survival, differentiation and apoptosis. When β-catenin: a component of the Wnt pathway, is mutated into an active form, cell growth signaling is hyperactive and drives oncogenesis. As β-catenin is mutated in a wide variety of tumors, including up to 10% of all sporadic colon carcinomas and 20% of hepatocellular carcinomas, it has been considered a promising target for therapeutic interventions. Therefore, we screened an in-house natural product library for compounds that exhibited synthetic lethality towards β-catenin mutations and isolated nonactin, an antibiotic mitochondrial uncoupler, as a hit compound...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107500/diagnostic-efficacy-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-early-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-66-studies
#2
Muyuan Liu, Steven J Wang, Xihong Yang, Hanwei Peng
OBJECTIVES: The diagnostic efficacy of sentinel lymph node biopsy(SLNB) in early oral squamous cell carcinoma(OSCC) still remains controversial. This meta-analysis was conducted to assess the diagnostic value of SLNB in clinically neck-negative T1-2 OSCC. METHODS: A systematic literature search for relevant literature published up to September 11, 2016 was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and ClinicalTrials, and the reference lists of eligible studies were examined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107490/diagnostic-value-of-urine-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-2-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-7-for-acute-kidney-injury-a-meta-analysis
#3
Yuanyuan Su, Zhiyan Gong, Yan Wu, Yuan Tian, Xiaohui Liao
BACKGROUND: Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-7 (IGFBP7) are both involved in renal tubular epithelial cell cycle arrest in acute kidney injury (AKI). Several recent studies showed that urine TIMP-2 times IGFBP7 ([TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7]) is a promising biomarker to predict AKI. METHODS: The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the diagnostic value of urine [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] for early diagnosis of AKI. Relevant studies were retrieved from the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107481/bet-inhibitors-disrupt-rad21-dependent-conformational-control-of-kshv-latency
#4
Horng-Shen Chen, Alessandra De Leo, Zhuo Wang, Andrew Kerekovic, Robert Hills, Paul M Lieberman
Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) establishes stable latent infection in B-lymphocytes and pleural effusion lymphomas (PELs). During latency, the viral genome persists as an epigenetically constrained episome with restricted gene expression programs. To identify epigenetic regulators of KSHV latency, we screened a focused small molecule library containing known inhibitors of epigenetic factors. We identified JQ1, a Bromodomain and Extended Terminal (BET) protein inhibitor, as a potent activator of KSHV lytic reactivation from B-cells carrying episomal KSHV...
January 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107434/anti-mrka-monoclonal-antibodies-reveal-distinct-structural-and-antigenic-features-of-mrka
#5
Qun Wang, Yan Chen, Romana Cvitkovic, Meghan E Pennini, Chew Shun Chang, Mark Pelletier, Jessica Bonnell, Adem C Koksal, Herren Wu, William F Dall'Acqua, C Kendall Stover, Xiaodong Xiao
Antibody therapy against antibiotics resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections represents a promising strategy, the success of which depends critically on the ability to identify appropriate antibody targets. Using a target-agnostic strategy, we recently discovered MrkA as a potential antibody target and vaccine antigen. Interestingly, the anti-MrkA monoclonal antibodies isolated through phage display and hybridoma platforms all recognize an overlapping epitope, which opens up important questions including whether monoclonal antibodies targeting different MrkA epitopes can be generated and if they possess different protective profiles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107426/identification-of-micrornas-in-response-to-drought-in-common-wild-rice-oryza-rufipogon-griff-shoots-and-roots
#6
Jing-Wen Zhang, Yan Long, Man-de Xue, Xing-Guo Xiao, Xin-Wu Pei
BACKGROUND: Drought is the most important factor that limits rice production in drought-prone environments. Plant microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in biotic and abiotic stress responses. Common wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff.) contains abundant drought-resistant genes, which provide an opportunity to explore these excellent resources as contributors to improve rice resistance, productivity, and quality. RESULTS: In this study, we constructed four small RNA libraries, called CL and CR from PEG6000-free samples and DL and DR from PEG6000-treated samples, where 'R' indicates the root tissue and 'L' indicates the shoot tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107413/improving-the-conservation-of-mediterranean-chondrichthyans-the-elasmomed-dna-barcode-reference-library
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Alessia Cariani, Silvia Messinetti, Alice Ferrari, Marco Arculeo, Juan J Bonello, Leanne Bonnici, Rita Cannas, Pierluigi Carbonara, Alessandro Cau, Charis Charilaou, Najib El Ouamari, Fabio Fiorentino, Maria Cristina Follesa, Germana Garofalo, Daniel Golani, Ilaria Guarniero, Robert Hanner, Farid Hemida, Omar Kada, Sabrina Lo Brutto, Cecilia Mancusi, Gabriel Morey, Patrick J Schembri, Fabrizio Serena, Letizia Sion, Marco Stagioni, Angelo Tursi, Nedo Vrgoc, Dirk Steinke, Fausto Tinti
Cartilaginous fish are particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic stressors and environmental change because of their K-selected reproductive strategy. Accurate data from scientific surveys and landings are essential to assess conservation status and to develop robust protection and management plans. Currently available data are often incomplete or incorrect as a result of inaccurate species identifications, due to a high level of morphological stasis, especially among closely related taxa. Moreover, several diagnostic characters clearly visible in adult specimens are less evident in juveniles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106742/mechanochemical-lignin-mediated-strecker-reaction
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Saumya Dabral, Mathias Turberg, Andrea Wanninger, Carsten Bolm, José G Hernández
A mechanochemical Strecker reaction involving a wide range of aldehydes (aromatic, heteroaromatic and aliphatic), amines, and KCN afforded a library of α-aminonitriles upon mechanical activation. This multicomponent process was efficiently activated by lignocellulosic biomass as additives. Particularly, commercially available Kraft lignin was found to be the best activator for the addition of cyanide to the in situ formed imines. A comparative study of the (31)P-NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) along with IR (Infrared) data analysis for the Kraft lignin and methylated Kraft lignin samples ascertained the importance of the free hydroxyl groups in the activation of the mechanochemical reaction...
January 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106668/primidone-inhibits-trpm3-and-attenuates-thermal-nociception-in-vivo
#9
Ute Krügel, Isabelle Straub, Holger Beckmann, Michael Schaefer
The melastatin-related transient receptor potential channel TRPM3 is a nonselective cation channel expressed in nociceptive neurons and activated by heat. Since TRPM3-deficient mice show inflammatory thermal hyperalgesia, pharmacological inhibition of TRPM3 may exert antinociceptive properties. Fluorometric Ca influx assays and a compound library containing approved or clinically tested drugs were used to identify TRPM3 inhibitors. Biophysical properties of channel inhibition were assessed using electrophysiological methods...
January 12, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106607/individualized-venous-thromboembolism-risk-stratification-using-the-2005-caprini-score-to-identify-the-benefits-and-harms-of-chemoprophylaxis-in-surgical-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Christopher J Pannucci, Lukasz Swistun, John K MacDonald, Peter K Henke, Benjamin S Brooke
OBJECTIVE: We performed a meta-analysis to investigate benefits and harms of chemoprophylaxis among surgical patients individually risk stratified for venous thromboembolism (VTE) using Caprini scores. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Individualized VTE risk stratification may identify high risk surgical patients who benefit from peri-operative chemoprophylaxis. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) databases were queried...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106469/building-a-dna-barcode-library-of-alaska-s-non-marine-arthropods
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Derek S Sikes, Matthew Bowser, John M Morton, Casey Bickford, Sarah Meierotto, Kyndall Hildebrandt
Climate change may result in ecological futures with novel species assemblages, trophic mismatch, and mass extinction. Alaska has a limited taxonomic workforce to address these changes. We are building a DNA barcode library to facilitate a metabarcoding approach to monitoring non-marine arthropods. Working with the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding, we obtained DNA barcodes from recently collected and authoritatively identified specimens in the University of Alaska Museum (UAM) Insect Collection and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge collection...
October 21, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106389/orthogonal-luciferase-luciferin-pairs-for-bioluminescence-imaging
#12
Krysten A Jones, William B Porterfield, Colin M Rathbun, David C McCutcheon, Miranda A Paley, Jennifer A Prescher
Bioluminescence imaging with luciferase-luciferin pairs is widely used in biomedical research. Several luciferases have been identified in nature, and many have been adapted for tracking cells in whole animals. Unfortunately, the optimal luciferases for imaging in vivo utilize the same substrate, and therefore cannot easily differentiate multiple cell types in a single subject. To develop a broader set of distinguishable probes, we crafted custom luciferins that can be selectively processed by engineered luciferases...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106350/thermally-adjustable-dynamic-disulfide-linkages-mediated-by-highly-air-stable-2-2-6-6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-sulfanyl-temps-radicals
#13
Akira Takahashi, Raita Goseki, Hideyuki Otsuka
Intrinsically exchangeable dynamic covalent bonds that can be triggered by readily usable stimuli offer easy incorporation of their dynamic properties in various molecular systems, but the library of such bonds is still being developed. Herein, we report the dynamic covalent chemistry of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-sulfanyl (TEMPS) dimers derived from thermally reversible homolytic dissociation of disulfide linkages. High air stability of TEMPS was observed even at 100 °C, affording facile employment of thermal dissociation-association equilibria and adjustable bond exchange properties under atmospheric conditions...
January 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106177/construction-and-characterisation-of-a-heparan-sulphate-heptasaccharide-microarray
#14
Jianhong Yang, Po-Hung Hsieh, Xinyue Liu, Wen Zhou, Xing Zhang, Jing Zhao, Yongmei Xu, Fuming Zhang, Robert J Linhardt, Jian Liu
A targeted heptasaccharide library was synthesised to prepare a heparan sulphate (HS) microarray. The array was probed with two glycan-binding proteins, HS 3-O-sulphotransferase 1 and antithrombin, demonstrating the binding selectivity between HS and proteins. The HS microarray technique will accelerate the understanding of the structure and function relationships of HS.
January 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105944/gene-expression-profiling-of-flax-linum-usitatissimum-l-under-edaphic-stress
#15
Alexey A Dmitriev, Anna V Kudryavtseva, George S Krasnov, Nadezhda V Koroban, Anna S Speranskaya, Anastasia A Krinitsina, Maxim S Belenikin, Anastasiya V Snezhkina, Asiya F Sadritdinova, Natalya V Kishlyan, Tatiana A Rozhmina, Olga Yu Yurkevich, Olga V Muravenko, Nadezhda L Bolsheva, Nataliya V Melnikova
BACKGROUND: Cultivated flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) is widely used for production of textile, food, chemical and pharmaceutical products. However, various stresses decrease flax production. Search for genes, which are involved in stress response, is necessary for breeding of adaptive cultivars. Imbalanced concentration of nutrient elements in soil decrease flax yields and also results in heritable changes in some flax lines. The appearance of Linum Insertion Sequence 1 (LIS-1) is the most studied modification...
November 16, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105916/gpcrs-from-fusarium-graminearum-detection-modeling-and-virtual-screening-the-search-for-new-routes-to-control-head-blight-disease
#16
Emmanuel Bresso, Roberto Togawa, Kim Hammond-Kosack, Martin Urban, Bernard Maigret, Natalia Florencio Martins
BACKGOUND: Fusarium graminearum (FG) is one of the major cereal infecting pathogens causing high economic losses worldwide and resulting in adverse effects on human and animal health. Therefore, the development of new fungicides against FG is an important issue to reduce cereal infection and economic impact. In the strategy for developing new fungicides, a critical step is the identification of new targets against which innovative chemicals weapons can be designed. As several G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are implicated in signaling pathways critical for the fungi development and survival, such proteins could be valuable efficient targets to reduce Fusarium growth and therefore to prevent food contamination...
December 15, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105853/identification-of-potential-molecular-associations-between-chikungunya-virus-non-structural-protein-2-and-human-host-proteins
#17
J Rana, S Gulati, S Rajasekharan, A Gupta, V Chaudhary, S Gupta
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) non-structural protein 2 (nsP2) is considered to be the master regulator of viral RNA replication and host responses generated during viral infection. This protein has two main functional domains: an N-terminal domain which exhibits NTPase, RNA triphosphatase and helicase activities and a C-terminal protease domain. Understanding how CHIKV nsP2 interacts with its host proteins is essential for elucidating all the required processes for viral replication and pathogenesis along with the identification of potential targets for antiviral therapy...
January 19, 2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105585/how-feasible-is-multiple-time-point-web-based-data-collection-with-individuals-experiencing-street-homelessness
#18
Karin M Eyrich-Garg, Shadiya L Moss
Three barriers investigators often encounter when conducting longitudinal work with homeless or other marginalized populations are difficulty tracking participants, high rates of no-shows for follow-up interviews, and high rates of loss to follow-up. Recent research has shown that homeless populations have substantial access to information technologies, including mobile devices and computers. These technologies have the potential both to make longitudinal data collection with homeless populations easier and to minimize some of these methodological challenges...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105272/novel-potentiators-for-vancomycin-in-the-treatment-of-biofilm-related-mrsa-infections-via-a-mix-and-match-approach
#19
Arno Vermote, Gilles Brackman, Martijn D P Risseeuw, Davie Cappoen, Paul Cos, Tom Coenye, Serge Van Calenbergh
A library of 52 hamamelitannin analogues was synthesized and investigated for its ability to potentiate the effect of vancomycin toward Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. Several compounds were found to effectively increase the susceptibility of staphylococcal biofilms toward this glycopeptide. The most active analogue identified in this study showed an EC50 value of 0.26 μM.
January 12, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105180/screening-specific-polypeptides-of-breast-cancer-stem-cells-from-a-phage-display-random-peptide-library
#20
Fei Liu, Chun-Ling Qi, Mian Kong, Ting-Ting Liu, Lei Li, Bao-Jiang Li
The present study aimed to identify polypeptides that specifically bond to breast cancer stem cells from a phage display random 12 peptide library, in addition to the affinity and specificity of polypeptides. A phage display random 12 peptide library was screened using breast cancer stem cells as targets isolated from the MDA-MB-231 cell line using the serum-free culture technique with hs578bst and MDA-MB-231 cells as subtract-screening cells. Positive and specific binding clones were amplified and sent for sequencing...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
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