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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164704/holey-reduced-graphene-oxide-coupled-with-an-mo2-n-mo2-c-heterojunction-for-efficient-hydrogen-evolution
#1
Haijing Yan, Ying Xie, Yanqing Jiao, Aiping Wu, Chungui Tian, Xiaomeng Zhang, Lei Wang, Honggang Fu
An in situ catalytic etching strategy is developed to fabricate holey reduced graphene oxide along with simultaneous coupling with a small-sized Mo2 N-Mo2 C heterojunction (Mo2 N-Mo2 C/HGr). The method includes the first immobilization of H3 PMo12 O40 (PMo12 ) clusters on graphite oxide (GO), followed by calcination in air and NH3 to form Mo2 N-Mo2 C/HGr. PMo12 not only acts as the Mo heterojunction source, but also provides the Mo species that can in situ catalyze the decomposition of adjacent reduced GO to form HGr, while the released gas (CO) and introduced NH3 simultaneously react with the Mo species to form an Mo2 N-Mo2 C heterojunction on HGr...
November 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158009/effect-of-carbamazepine-on-expression-of-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-1a6-and-1a7-in-rat-brain
#2
Yuki Asai, Yukiko Sakakibara, Masayuki Nadai, Miki Katoh
Because UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (Ugt) 1a6 and Ugt1a7 are highly expressed in the rat brain, changes in Ugt1a6 and Ugt1a7 expression may affect the pharmacokinetics of drugs and endogenous compounds in the brain. The present study aimed to elucidate the effect of carbamazepine (CBZ), a typical UGT inducer, on Ugt1a6 and Ugt1a7 expression in the rat brain. Sprague-Dawley rats were treated intraperitoneally for 7 d with CBZ (100 mg/kg/d). Ugt1a6 and Ugt1a7 mRNAs were induced by CBZ in the cerebellum, piriform cortex, and hippocampus (Ugt1a6: 3...
October 5, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156107/hemodynamic-force-triggers-rapid-netosis-within-sterile-thrombotic-occlusions
#3
X Yu, J Tan, S L Diamond
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are released when neutrophils encounter infectious pathogens, especially during sepsis. Additionally, NETosis occurs during venous and arterial thrombosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and trauma. OBJECTIVE: We tested if hemodynamic forces trigger NETosis during sterile thrombosis. METHODS: NETs were imaged with Sytox-green during microfluidic perfusion of Factor XIIa-inhibited or thrombin-inhibited human whole blood over fibrillar collagen (± tissue factor)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155286/sulfur-mustard-induced-epigenetic-modifications-over-time-a-pilot-study
#4
Thilo Simons, Dirk Steinritz, Birgit Bölck, Annette Schmidt, Tanja Popp, Horst Thiermann, Thomas Gudermann, Wilhelm Bloch, Kai Kehe
The chemical warfare agent sulfur mustard (SM) can cause long-term health effects that may occur even years after a single exposure. The underlying pathophysiology is unknown, but epigenetic mechanisms are discussed as feasible explanation. "Epigenetics" depicts regulation of gene function without affecting the DNA sequence itself. DNA-methylation and covalent histone modifications (methylation or acetylation) are regarded as important processes. In the present in vitro study using early endothelial cells (EEC), we analyzed SM-induced DNA methylation over time and compared results to an in vivo skin sample that was obtained approx...
November 16, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155093/histone-acetylation-of-oligodendrocytes-protects-against-white-matter-injury-induced-by-inflammation-and-hypoxia-ischemia-through-activation-of-bdnf-trkb-signaling-pathway-in-neonatal-rats
#5
Jichong Huang, Li Zhang, Yi Qu, Yan Zhou, Jianghu Zhu, Yafei Li, Tingting Zhu, Fengyan Zhao, Jun Tang, Dezhi Mu
The major pathological damage in encephalopathy of prematurity is white matter injury (WMI). Perinatal hypoxic-ischemia (HI) and inflammation are two major risk factors in the development of WMI. To study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of WMI, we set up a WMI model using lipopolysaccharide-sensitized HI injury in 2-day postnatal rats. Immunofluorescence staining was used to measure the expression of acetylated histone H3 (AH3) in oligodendrocytes, the target cells of WMI; the oligodendrocyte protein markers, NG2, O4, MBP, PLP, and MAG, were detected at different developmental stages...
November 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154109/development-and-validation-of-a-sensitive-and-rapid-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-simultaneous-quantification-of-the-common-active-and-inactive-metabolites-of-vicagrel-and-clopidogrel-in-human-plasma
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Cai Liu, Youming Lu, Hongbin Sun, Jin Yang, Yongqiang Liu, Xiaojuan Lai, Yanchun Gong, Xuefang Liu, Yongguo Li, Yifan Zhang, Xiaoyan Chen, Dafang Zhong
Vicagrel, an analog of clopidogrel, is a novel thienopyridine P2Y12 antagonist in clinical development in China for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes. Vicagrel and clopidogrel are prodrugs requiring metabolic activation to produce a pharmacologically active thiol metabolite (H4) in vivo. The formation of H4 from vicagrel in humans is promising more efficient and consistent than that from clopidogrel. After oral dosing of vicagrel or clopidogrel to humans, the active thiol metabolite H4 and two inactive metabolites closely related to H4 formation (the thiol metabolite H3 and the S-methylated metabolite SM3) were observed in plasma; SM3 was the most abundant drug-related component of vicagrel in circulation...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153392/polycomb-repressive-complex-2-methylates-elongin-a-to-regulate-transcription
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M Behfar Ardehali, Anthony Anselmo, Jesse C Cochrane, Sharmistha Kundu, Ruslan I Sadreyev, Robert E Kingston
Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2-EZH2) methylates histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27) and is required to maintain gene repression during development. Misregulation of PRC2 is linked to a range of neoplastic malignancies, which is believed to involve methylation of H3K27. However, the full spectrum of non-histone substrates of PRC2 that might also contribute to PRC2 function is not known. We characterized the target recognition specificity of the PRC2 active site and used the resultant data to screen for uncharacterized potential targets...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147457/oxidative-stress-delays-prometaphase-metaphase-of-the-first-cleavage-in-mouse-zygotes-via-the-mad2l1-mediated-spindle-assembly-checkpoint
#8
Que Wu, Zhiling Li, Yue Huang, Diting Qian, Man Chen, Wanfen Xiao, Bin Wang
In zygotes, DNA damage delays the first cleavage to enable repair. Our previous study found that 0.03 mM hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was the minimum concentration required for induction of oxidative DNA damage in mouse zygotes and that this represented the most similar situation to the clinical phenomenon. In this study, we quantified the cleavage rates of cells in blastocysts at different developmental stages, followed by immunofluorescence to detect activation of γ-H2A histone family member X (a marker of DNA damage) in zygotes to confirm that oxidative DNA damage was induced in H2O2-treated zygotes...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146748/stable-isotope-kinetic-study-of-apom-apolipoprotein-m
#9
Mikaël Croyal, Stéphanie Billon-Crossouard, Sophie Goulitquer, Audrey Aguesse, Luis León, Fanta Fall, Maud Chétiveaux, Thomas Moyon, Valentin Blanchard, Khadija Ouguerram, Gilles Lambert, Estelle Nobécourt, Michel Krempf
OBJECTIVE: ApoM (apolipoprotein M) binds primarily to high-density lipoprotein before to be exchanged with apoB (apolipoprotein B)-containing lipoproteins. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor-mediated clearance of apoB-containing particles could influence plasma apoM kinetics and decrease its antiatherogenic properties. In humans, we aimed to describe the interaction of apoM kinetics with other components of lipid metabolism to better define its potential benefit on atherosclerosis...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143563/mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-complex-2-mtorc2-controls-glycolytic-gene-expression-by-regulating-histone-h3-lysine-56-acetylation
#10
Raghavendra Vadla, Devyani Haldar
Metabolic reprogramming is a hallmark of cancer cells, but the mechanisms are not well understood. The mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) controls cell growth and proliferation and plays a critical role in metabolic reprogramming in glioma. mTORC2 regulates cellular processes such as cell survival, metabolism, and proliferation by phosphorylation of AGC kinases. Components of mTORC2 are shown to localize to the nucleus, but whether mTORC2 modulates epigenetic modifications to regulate gene expression is not known...
November 16, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141373/-a-concentration-response-observation-of-hydromorphone-combined-with-ropivacaine-in-labor-analgesia
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Y Y Lu, H Huang, W L Mao, R H Liu, M J Hu, L X Shao, M P Hu, J Li
Objective: To investigate the median effective dose (ED(50)) of hydromorphone and the appropriate concentration of ropivacaine combined with hydromorphone in epidural labor analgesia. Methods: One hundred and forty nulliparous women undergoing labor selected for delivery with epidural analgesia were enrolled in our hospital from January to June 2016. The first of top 50 women received 0.12% ropivacaine plus 20 μg/ml hydromorphone complex solution, then sequential women were used the modified sequential method to determine the ED(50) and ED(95) of hydromorphone...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138553/the-protective-effect-of-prmt6-overexpression-on-cigarette-smoke-extract-induced-murine-emphysema-model
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Xue He, Tiao Li, Naixin Kang, Huihui Zeng, Siying Ren, Dandan Zong, Jinhua Li, Shan Cai, Ping Chen, Yan Chen
Background: Cigarette smoke exposure is the most common risk factor for emphysema, which is one of the major pathologies of COPD. Protein arginine methyltransferase 6 (PRMT6) is a nuclear enzyme that specially catalyzes dimethylation of R2 in histone H3 (H3R2me2a). H3R2me2a prevents trimethylation of H3K4 (H3K4me3), which is located in the transcription start sites of genes in mammalian genomes. We attempted to determine the expression of PRMT6 in human samples, and investigate whether the upregulation of PRMT6 expression can attenuate the development of cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-induced emphysema...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138512/proteome-wide-identification-of-lysine-2-hydroxyisobutyrylation-reveals-conserved-and-novel-histone-modifications-in-physcomitrella-patens
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Zhiming Yu, Jun Ni, Wei Sheng, Zhikun Wang, Yuhuan Wu
Protein lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation (Khib) is a newly identified post-translational modification found in animal and yeast cells. Previous research suggested that histone Khib is involved in male cell differentiation and plays a critical role in the regulation of chromatin functions in animals. However, information regarding protein Khib in plants is still limited. In this study, using a specific antibody and LC-MS/MS methods, we identified 11,976 Khib sites in 3,001 proteins in Physcomitrella patens. The bioinformatics analysis indicated that these Khib-modified proteins were involved in a wide range of molecular functions and cellular processes, and showed diverse subcellular localizations...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137412/long-non-coding-rna-snhg15-inhibits-p15-and-klf2-expression-to-promote-pancreatic-cancer-proliferation-through-ezh2-mediated-h3k27me3
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Zhonghua Ma, Hesuyuan Huang, Jirong Wang, Yan Zhou, Fuxing Pu, Qinghong Zhao, Peng Peng, Bingqing Hui, Hao Ji, Keming Wang
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is emerging as an critical regulator in multiple cancers, including pancreatic cancer (PC). Recently, lncRNA SNHG15 was found to be up-regulated in gastric cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma, exerting oncogenic effects. Nevertheless, the biological function and regulatory mechanism of SNHG15 remain unclear in pancreatic cancer (PC). In this study, we reported that SNHG15 expression was also upregulated in PC tissues, and its overexpression was remarkably associated with tumor size, tumor node metastasis (TNM) stage and lymph node metastasis in patients with PC...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134749/transition-metal-pi-ligation-of-a-tetrahalodiborane
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Holger Braunschweig, Rian D Dewhurst, J Oscar C Jimenez-Halla, Eduard Matito, Jonas Muessig
The reaction of tetraiododiborane (B2I4) with trans- [Pt(BI2)I(PCy3)2] led to isolation of the diplatinum(II) complex [{(Cy3P)(I2B)Pt}2(μ2:h3:h3-B2I4)], supported by the bridging diboranyl dianion ligand [B2I4]2-. The complex is the first transition metal complex of a diboranyl dianion, as well as the first example of intact coordination of a B2X4 (X = halide) unit of any type to a metal center.
November 14, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133641/simultaneous-use-of-amniotic-membrane-and-mitomycin-c-in-trabeculectomy-for-primary-glaucoma
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Usha Yadava, Kirti Jaisingh, Sonal Dangda, Prolima Thacker, Kirti Singh, Yashpal Goel
PURPOSE: This study aimed to propose the role of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) as an additional modulator in primary Mitomycin C (MMC)-augmented trabeculectomy. METHODS: This was a randomized prospective interventional study. Forty eyes of 39 adult patients with uncontrolled primary glaucoma were randomly divided into two equal groups. Control group underwent trabeculectomy augmented with MMC while the study group underwent additional AMT. Patients were followed up for 12 months and outcomes measured were intraocular pressure (IOP), need for additional intervention, and bleb morphology...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127861/altered-ezh2-splicing-and-expression-is-associated-with-impaired-histone-h3-lysine-27-tri-methylation-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#17
Mizuho Shirahata-Adachi, Chisako Iriyama, Akihiro Tomita, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Shimada, Hitoshi Kiyoi
BACKGROUND: EZH2 (enhancer of zeste homolog 2) is a histone H3K27 methyltransferase involved in the pathogenesis of various hematological malignancies. In myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), loss of function of EZH2 is known to contribute to pathogenesis, however the pattern of EZH2 mRNA and protein expression in MDS has not been extensively characterized. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 26 patients diagnosed with MDS were analyzed in this study. The relationship between EZH2 expression in patient bone marrow samples, evaluated by RT-PCR and immunoblotting, and patient characteristics were analyzed...
November 4, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127188/epigenetically-mediated-inhibition-of-s-adenosylhomocysteine-hydrolase-and-the-associated-dysregulation-of-1-carbon-metabolism-in-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Igor P Pogribny, Kostiantyn Dreval, Iryna Kindrat, Stepan Melnyk, Leandro Jimenez, Aline de Conti, Volodymyr Tryndyak, Marta Pogribna, Juliana Festa Ortega, S Jill James, Ivan Rusyn, Frederick A Beland
The substantial rise in the prevalence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an advanced form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and the strong association between NASH and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma indicate the urgent need for a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms. In the present study, by using the Stelic animal model of NASH and NASH-derived liver carcinogenesis, we investigated the role of the folate-dependent 1-carbon metabolism in the pathogenesis of NASH. We demonstrated that advanced NASH and NASH-related liver carcinogenesis are characterized by a significant dysregulation of 1-carbon homeostasis, with diminished expression of key 1-carbon metabolism genes, especially a marked inhibition of the S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase (Ahcy) gene and an increased level of S-adenosyl-l-homocysteine (SAH)...
November 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123987/jun-dimerization-protein-2-controls-hypoxia-induced-replicative-senescence-via-both-the-p16-ink4a-prb-and-arf-p53-pathways
#19
Koji Nakade, Chang-Shen Lin, Xiao-Yu Chen, Ming-Ho Tsai, Kenly Wuputra, Zhi-Wei Zhu, Jian-Zhi Pan, Kazunari K Yokoyama
The main regulators of replicative senescence in mice are p16(Ink4a) and Arf, inhibitors of cell cycle progression. Jun dimerization protein 2 (JDP2)-deficient mouse embryonic fibroblasts are resistant to replicative senescence through recruitment of the Polycomb repressive complexes 1 and 2 to the promoter of the gene that encodes p16(Ink4a) and inhibits the methylation of lysine 27 of the histone H3 locus. However, whether or not JDP2 is able to regulate the chromatin signaling of either p16(Ink4a)-pRb or Arf-p53, or both, in response to oxidative stress remains elusive...
November 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118980/sirt1-dependent-modulation-of-methylation-and-acetylation-of-histone-h3-on-lysine-9-h3k9-in-the-zygotic-pronuclei-improves-porcine-embryo-development
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Katerina Adamkova, Young-Joo Yi, Jaroslav Petr, Tereza Zalmanova, Kristyna Hoskova, Pavla Jelinkova, Jiri Moravec, Milena Kralickova, Miriam Sutovsky, Peter Sutovsky, Jan Nevoral
Background: The histone code is an established epigenetic regulator of early embryonic development in mammals. The lysine residue K9 of histone H3 (H3K9) is a prime target of SIRT1, a member of NAD(+)-dependent histone deacetylase family of enzymes targeting both histone and non-histone substrates. At present, little is known about SIRT1-modulation of H3K9 in zygotic pronuclei and its association with the success of preimplantation embryo development. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of SIRT1 activity on H3K9 methylation and acetylation in porcine zygotes and the significance of H3K9 modifications for early embryonic development...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
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