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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236355/b-cell-specific-protein-fcrla-is-expressed-by-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-in-humans
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Evdokiya Reshetnikova, Sergey Guselnikov, Olga Volkova, Konstantin Baranov, Alexander Taranin, Ludmila Mechetina
BACKGROUND: Fc receptor-like A (FCRLA) is a unique member of a family of Fc receptor like-molecules that lacks a transmembrane region and is an ER-resident protein. In mice and humans, FCRLA has been known as a B cell specific protein. We report here that, in humans, FCRLA is also expressed in a subpopulation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). METHODS: Human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), splenocytes, and tonsillar cells were stained for lineage markers followed by fixation/saponin permeabilization and intracellular staining for FCRLA, and then analyzed by flow cytometry with CD123 and CD303 used as pDC markers...
December 13, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236331/reduction-of-histone-marks-h3k9me3-and-h3k27me3-by-epidrug-induces-neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-prostate-cancer
#2
Eunsohl Lee, Jingcheng Wang, Younghun Jung, Frank C Cackowski, Russell S Taichman
Neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NE PCa) is an aggressive malignancy, often presenting with advanced metastasis. We previously reported that reduction of histone marks regulated by DNMT1 following epidrug (5-Azacitidine, 5-Aza) treatment controls induction of epithelial to mesenchymal (EMT) and a cancer stem cell (CSC) phenotype, which facilitates tumorigenesis in PCa cells. Here, we use the epidrug 5-Aza as a model for how histone marks may regulate the reprogramming of prostate adenocarcinoma into NE phenotypic cells...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236314/il-1%C3%AE-induced-mir-34a-up-regulation-inhibits-cyr61-to-modulate-osteoarthritis-chondrocyte-proliferation-through-adamts-4
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Bo Yang, Jiangdong Ni, Hui Long, Jun Huang, Cheng Yang, Xianzhe Huang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent degenerative joint disease with multifactorial etiology caused by risk factors. The degradation of aggrecan by upregulated ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs) is the key event in the development of OA. ADAMTS-4 contributes to aggrecan degradation in human OA. Cysteine-rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61), which is associated with diseases related to chronic inflammation, is found in articular cartilage from patients with osteoarthritis and appears to suppress ADAMTS-4 activity, possibly leading to chondrocyte cloning...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236145/-non-coding-rna-innovative-regulators-with-therapeutic-perspective
#4
A Bührke, C Bär, T Thum
As a result of the Human Genome Project it became evident that only 1-3% of all gene transcripts encode proteins. The vast majority of gene transcripts are in fact characterized as non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). These ncRNAs have a huge impact on diverse physiological and pathological mechanisms within an organism. In particular, microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), which are differentiated by their size and function, are involved in the regulation and development of many illnesses. In the context of heart and cardiovascular diseases numerous ncRNAs have also already been described in some detail...
December 13, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235937/the-impact-of-genetically-modified-gm-crops-in-modern-agriculture-a-review
#5
Ruchir Raman
Genetic modification in plants was first recorded 10,000 years ago in Southwest Asia where humans first bred plants through artificial selection and selective breeding. Since then, advancements in agriculture science and technology have brought about the current GM crop revolution. GM crops are promising to mitigate current and future problems in commercial agriculture, with proven case studies in Indian cotton and Australian canola. However, controversial studies such as the Monarch Butterfly study (1999) and the Séralini affair (2012) along with current problems linked to insect resistance and potential health risks have jeopardised its standing with the public and policymakers, even leading to full and partial bans in certain countries...
December 13, 2017: GM Crops & Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235923/oncogenic-braf-mutation-induces-dna-methylation-changes-in-a-murine-model-for-human-serrated-colorectal-neoplasia
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Catherine E Bond, Cheng Liu, Futoshi Kawamata, Diane M McKeone, Winnie Fernando, Saara Jamieson, Sally-Ann Pearson, Alexandra Kane, Susan L Woods, Tamsin R M Lannagan, Roshini Somashekar, Young Lee, Troy Dumenil, Gunter Hartel, Kevin J Spring, Jennifer Borowsky, Lochlan Fennell, Mark Bettington, Jason Lee, Daniel L Worthley, Barbara A Leggett, Vicki L J Whitehall
Colorectal cancer is a major cause of cancer death and approximately 20% arises within serrated polyps, which are under-recognized and poorly understood. Human serrated colorectal polyps frequently exhibit both oncogenic BRAF mutation and widespread DNA methylation changes, which are important in silencing genes restraining neoplastic progression. Here, we investigated whether in vivo induction of mutant Braf is sufficient to result in coordinated promoter methylation changes for multiple cancer-related genes...
December 13, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235902/storage-of-unfed-and-leftover-mothers-own-milk
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April D Fogleman, Ting Meng, Jason Osborne, Maryanne T Perrin, Frances Jones, Jonathan C Allen
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to examine the bacteriological and immunological properties of freshly expressed, previously frozen, and leftover mothers' own milk during storage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the first of two pilot studies, 12 mother-infant dyads participated. The milk studied included freshly expressed unfed and freshly expressed leftover milk. Milk samples were stored at 24°C, 4°C, or -20°C. In the second pilot study, 11 mother-infant dyads participated...
December 13, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235562/targeting-the-raf-kinases-in-human-cancer-the-raf-dimer-dilemma
#8
David E Durrant, Deborah K Morrison
The Raf protein kinases are key intermediates in cellular signal transduction, functioning as direct effectors of the Ras GTPases and as the initiating kinases in the ERK cascade. In human cancer, Raf activity is frequently dysregulated due to mutations in the Raf family member B-Raf or to alterations in upstream Raf regulators, including Ras and receptor tyrosine kinases. First-generation Raf inhibitors, such as vemurafenib and dabrafenib, have yielded dramatic responses in malignant melanomas containing B-Raf mutations; however, their overall usefulness has been limited by both intrinsic and acquired drug resistance...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235529/identification-of-mylk3-mutations-in-familial-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Takashige Tobita, Seitaro Nomura, Hiroyuki Morita, Toshiyuki Ko, Takanori Fujita, Haruhiro Toko, Kenta Uto, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Issei Komuro
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a primary cause of heart failure, life-threatening arrhythmias, and cardiac death. Pathogenic mutations have been identified at the loci of more than 50 genes in approximately 50% of DCM cases, while the etiologies of the remainder have yet to be determined. In this study, we applied whole exome sequencing in combination with segregation analysis to one pedigree with familial DCM, and identified a read-through mutation (c.2459 A > C; p.*820Sext*19) in the myosin light chain kinase 3 gene (MYLK3)...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235528/identification-of-newly-committed-pancreatic-cells-in-the-adult-mouse-pancreas
#10
Mairobys Socorro, Angela Criscimanna, Patricia Riva, Manuj Tandon, Krishna Prasadan, Ping Guo, Abhinav Humar, Sohail Z Husain, Steven D Leach, George K Gittes, Farzad Esni
Multipotent epithelial cells with high Aldehyde dehydrogenase activity have been previously reported to exist in the adult pancreas. However, whether they represent true progenitor cells remains controversial. In this study, we isolated and characterized cells with ALDH activity in the adult mouse or human pancreas during physiological conditions or injury. We found that cells with ALDH activity are abundant in the mouse pancreas during early postnatal growth, pregnancy, and in mouse models of pancreatitis and type 1 diabetes (T1D)...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235492/proteome-wide-analysis-of-lysine-2-hydroxyisobutyrylation-in-developing-rice-oryza-sativa-seeds
#11
Xiaoxi Meng, Shihai Xing, Loida M Perez, Xiaojun Peng, Qingyong Zhao, Edilberto D Redoña, Cailin Wang, Zhaohua Peng
Lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation is a recently identified protein post-translational modification that is known to affect the association between histone and DNA. However, non-histone protein lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation remains largely unexplored. Utilizing antibody-based affinity enrichment and nano-HPLC/MS/MS analyses of 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation peptides, we efficaciously identified 9,916 2-hydroxyisobutyryl lysine sites on 2,512 proteins in developing rice seeds, representing the first lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylome dataset in plants...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235448/how-do-the-reference-montage-and-electrodes-setup-affect-the-measured-scalp-eeg-potentials
#12
Shiang Hu, Yongxiu Lai, Pedro Antonio Valdés-Sosa, Maria Luisa Brings-Vega, Dezhong Yao
OBJECTIVE: Human scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) is widely applied in cognitive neuroscience and clinical studies due to its non-invasiveness and ultra-high time resolution. However, the representativeness of the measured EEG potentials for the underneath neural activities is still a problem under debate. This study aims to investigate systematically how both reference montage and electrodes setup affect the accuracy of EEG potentials. APPROACH: First, the standard EEG potentials are generated by the forward calculation with a single dipole in the neural source space, for eleven channel numbers (10, 16, 21, 32, 64, 85, 96, 128, 129, 257, 335)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235444/contact-guidance-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering-using-3d-bioprinted-gelatin-patterned-hydrogel
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Ajay Tijore, Scott Alexander Irvine, Udi Sarig, Priyadarshini Mhaisalkar, Vrushali Baisane, Subbu S Venkatraman
Here, we have developed a 3D bioprinted microchanneled gelatin hydrogel that promotes human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) myocardial commitment and supports native cardiomyocytes (CMs) contractile functionality. Firstly, we studied the effect of bioprinted microchanneled hydrogel on the alignment, elongation, and differentiation of hMSC. Notably, the cells displayed well defined F-actin anisotropy and elongated morphology on the microchanneled hydrogel, hence showing the effects of topographical control over cell behavior...
December 13, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235378/the-hexane-fraction-of-bursera-microphylla-a-gray-induces-p21-mediated-anti-proliferative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-in-human-cancer-derived-cell-lines
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Sabrina Adorisio, Alessandra Fierabracci, Giulia Gigliarelli, Isabella Muscari, Lorenza Cannarile, Anna Marina Liberati, Maria Carla Marcotullio, Carlo Riccardi, Massimo Curini, Ramon Enrique Robles Zepeda, Domenico V Delfino
Bursera microphylla (BM), one of the common elephant trees, is widely distributed in the Sonoran Desert in Mexico. The Seri ethnic group in the Sonoran Desert uses BM as an anti-inflammatory and painkiller drug for the treatment of sore throat, herpes labialis, abscessed tooth, and wound healing. Dried stems and leaves of BM are used in a tea to relieve painful urination and to stimulate bronchial secretion. Furthermore, BM is used for fighting venereal diseases. To investigate the effects of the hexane fraction of resin methanol extract (BM-H) on cell growth, the acute myeloid cell line (OCI-AML3) was treated with 250, 25, or 2...
March 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235293/-chemical-constituents-from-petroleum-ether-fraction-of-swertia-chirayita-and-their-activities-in-vitro
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Rong-Rong You, Xue-Qing Chen, Dan-Dan He, Chang-Gao Huang, Yang Jin, Shi-Hui Qian, Jian-Ming Ju, Jun-Ting Fan
The present work is to study the chemical constituents from petroleum ether fraction of Tibetan medicine Swertia chirayita by column chromatography and recrystallization. The structures were identified by physical and chemical properties and spectral data as swerchirin (1), decussatin (2), 1,8-dihydroxy-3,5,7-trimethoxyxanthone (3), 1-hydroxy-3,5,7,8-tetramethoxyxanthone (4), bellidifolin (5), 1-hydroxy-3, 7-dimethoxyxanthone (6), methylswertianin (7), 1-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyxanthone (8), erythrodiol (9), oleanolic acid (10), gnetiolactone (11), scopoletin (12), sinapaldehyde (13), syringaldehyde (14), and β-sitosterol (15)...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235276/-anti-tumor-target-identification-and-molecular-mechanism-study-of-total-saponins-from-albizia-julibrissin
#16
Yi Qian, Qing-Hua Han, Dan Liu, Peng-Fei Tu, Ke-Wu Zeng, Hong Liang
Dried stem bark from Albizia julibrissin(AJ) is a common traditional Chinese herb with several therapy effects including insomnia, anxiety and anti-tumor. Recently, the anti-tumor effect and mechanism studies of AJ have drawn much attention; however, there are still some troubles in chemical composition separation, which leads to the difficulties in pharmacological research of AJ. In this study, we firstly confirmed the proliferation inhibitory effect of total saponins from AJ(TSAJ)on human hepatocarcinoma(HepG2) cells, and also tested the apoptosis induction effect of TSAJ...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235192/influence-of-implant-position-in-implant-assisted-removable-partial-denture-a-three-dimensional-finite-element-analysis
#17
Octavi Ortiz-Puigpelat, Aida Lázaro-Abdulkarim, Javier-María de Medrano-Reñé, Jordi Gargallo-Albiol, Josep Cabratosa-Termes, Federico Hernández-Alfaro
PURPOSE: To determine the ideal position of a dental implant to assist a posterior extended partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP), through stress values, displacement values, and deformation of periodontal ligament (PDL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A finite element analysis of different implant positions was analyzed using a 3D mandible model from a human patient. Test models were created: model A (implant in second molar area), model B (implant in the first molar area), and model C (implant in premolar area)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235172/scaling-up-child-development-centres-in-bangladesh
#18
N Z Khan, R Sultana, F Ahmed, A B Shilpi, N Sultana, G L Darmstadt
BACKGROUND: Child Development Centres (CDCs) have been established within government medical college tertiary hospitals across Bangladesh. Services entail a parent-professional partnership in a child and family friendly environment with a focus on assessment, diagnosis, and management of a range of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents 0-16 years of age. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals (child health physician, child psychologist, and developmental therapist) who emphasize quality of services over the numbers of children seen...
January 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235166/the-south-african-universal-preschool-year-a-case-study-of-policy-development-and-implementation
#19
L Richter, M-L Samuels
BACKGROUND: South Africa is the first sub-Saharan African country to legislate, fund and implement free preschool education. Human rights and restitution were at the forefront of the political struggle for democracy in South Africa. Levelling the playing fields by improving the school readiness of children disadvantaged by the racist policies of Apartheid is essential to the transformation of South African society. METHODS: A review of published and unpublished documents on Grade R was undertaken, and access and enrolment data come from the National Department of Basic Education's Education Management Information System (EMIS)...
January 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234965/psychological-science-within-a-three-dimensional-ontology
#20
Lars-Gunnar Lundh
The present paper outlines the nature of a three-dimensional ontology and the place of psychological science within this ontology, in a way that is partly similar to and partly different from that of Pérez-Álvarez. The first dimension is the material realities, and involves different levels (physical, chemical, biological, psychological, etc.), where each level builds on a lower level but also involves the development of new emergent properties, in accordance with Bunge's emergent materialism. Each level involves systems, with components, structures and mechanisms, and an environment...
December 12, 2017: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
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