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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335244/human-serum-albumin-nanoparticles-for-use-in-cancer-drug-delivery-process-optimization-and-in-vitro-characterization
#1
Nikita Lomis, Susan Westfall, Leila Farahdel, Meenakshi Malhotra, Dominique Shum-Tim, Satya Prakash
Human serum albumin nanoparticles (HSA-NPs) are widely-used drug delivery systems with applications in various diseases, like cancer. For intravenous administration of HSA-NPs, the particle size, surface charge, drug loading and in vitro release kinetics are important parameters for consideration. This study focuses on the development of stable HSA-NPs containing the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel (PTX) via the emulsion-solvent evaporation method using a high-pressure homogenizer. The key parameters for the preparation of PTX-HSA-NPs are: the starting concentrations of HSA, PTX and the organic solvent, including the homogenization pressure and its number cycles, were optimized...
June 15, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334118/individualized-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-mirnas-with-application-to-the-identification-of-mirnas-deregulated-commonly-in-lung-cancer-tissues
#2
Haidan Yan, Hao Cai, Qingzhou Guan, Jun He, Juan Zhang, You Guo, Haiyan Huang, Xiangyu Li, Yawei Li, Yunyan Gu, Lishuang Qi, Zheng Guo
Identifying differentially expressed microRNAs (DE miRNAs) between cancer samples and normal controls is a common way to investigate carcinogenesis mechanisms. However, for a DE miRNA detected at the population-level, we do not know whether it is DE in a particular cancer sample. Here, based on the finding that the within-sample relative expression orderings of miRNA pairs are highly stable in a particular type of normal tissues but widely disrupted in the corresponding cancer tissues, we proposed a method, called RankMiRNA, to identify DE miRNAs in each cancer tissue compared with its own normal state...
February 23, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330420/arthroplasty-treatment-of-proximal-humerus-fractures-14-year-trends-in-the-united-states
#3
William W Schairer, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Stephen Lyman, Lawrence V Gulotta
OBJECTIVES: Proximal humerus fractures are a common injury in the elderly population that can usually be managed non-operatively. However, arthroplasty has become increasingly utilized for complex fractures and poor bone quality. We evaluated national trends in treatment, specifically looking at the adoption of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: The incidence of proximal humerus fractures was calculated from the Nationwide Emergency Department Database (NEDD) from 2006-2012...
March 22, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329851/short-tslp-attenuates-toluene-diisocyanate-tdi-induced-airway-inflammation-and-inhibits-hmgb1-rage-and-long-tslp-expression
#4
Yanhong Wang, Yanqing Le, Wenqu Zhao, Yun Lin, Yue Wu, Changhui Yu, Jing Xiong, Fei Zou, Hangming Dong, Shaoxi Cai, Haijin Zhao
Short thymic stromal lymphopoietin (short TSLP), one of TSLP variants, exerts anti-inflammatory activities in endotoxin shock and colitis mouse models. Our latest work reported that short TSLP prevented house dust mite (HDM)-induced epithelial barrier disruption. Yet the role of short TSLP in toluene diisocyanate (TDI)-induced asthma is unknown. Male BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with TDI to generate a chemical-induced asthma model. Synthetic short TSLP peptides were given intranasally (i.n.) or intraperitoneally (i...
February 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328710/fatty-acid-saturation-of-albumin-used-in-resuscitation-fluids-modulates-cell-damage-in-shock-in-vitro-results-using-a-novel-technique-to-measure-fatty-acid-binding-capacity
#5
Alexander H Penn, Michael A Dubick, Ivo P Torres Filho
The use of albumin for resuscitation has not proven as beneficial in human trials as expected from numerous animal studies. One explanation could be the practice of adding fatty acid (FA) during manufacture of pharmaceutical albumin. During ischemia, unbound free FAs (FFA) in the circulation could potentially induce cellular damage. We hypothesized that albumins with higher available binding capacities (ABC) for FFAs may prevent that damage. Therefore, we developed a technique to measure ABC, determined if pharmaceutical human serum albumin (HSA) has decreased ABC compared to FA-free bovine serum albumin (BSA), and if binding capacity would affect hemolysis when blood is mixed with exogenous FFA at levels similar to those observed in shock...
March 21, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327436/investigating-the-affinity-of-bde154-and-3oh-bde154-with-hsa-experimental-and-simulation-validation
#6
Wu Yang, Lulu Yang, Zhongsheng Yi, Zhiwei Wu, Jinfang Nie, Aiqian Zhang
The physicochemical properties of polybrominated diphenyl ethers are important for modeling their transport, but these data are often missing. Here, satisfactory bioactivity results were obtained using human serum albumin as the carrier, 2,2',4,4',5,6'-hexabromodiphenyl ether (BDE154) and 3-hydroxy-2,2',4,4', 5,6'-hexabromodiphenyl ether (3OH-BDE154) as the ligands, using UV-visible absorbance, fluorescence, circular dichroism, molecular docking, and molecular dynamics methods. The interactions between human serum albumin and BDE154 or 3OH-BDE154 were verified, consistent with the static quenching procedure...
March 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322944/new-insights-into-non-enzymatic-glycation-of-human-serum-albumin-biopolymer-a-study-to-unveil-its-impaired-structure-and-function
#7
Alok Raghav, Jamal Ahmad, Khursheed Alam, Asad U Khan
Albumin glycation and subsequent formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) correlate with diabetes and associated complications. Human Serum Albumin (HSA) was modified with D-glucose for a 40day period under sterile conditions at 37°C. Modified samples along with native HSA (unmodified) were analyzed for impairment in biochemical characteristics (fructosamine, carbonyl, thiol, lysine, arginine, hydroxymethyl furfural [HMF] content, electrochemical (electrical conductance), simulated gastric fluid assay, simulated intestinal fluid assay, spectroscopic properties (UV, fluorescence), optical (surface contact angle) and fluid dynamics (viscosity and Stokes radius)...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321157/hsa-mir-183-is-frequently-methylated-and-related-to-poor-survival-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Sumadi Lukman Anwar, Till Krech, Britta Hasemeier, Elisa Schipper, Nora Schweitzer, Arndt Vogel, Hans Kreipe, Reena Buurman, Britta Skawran, Ulrich Lehmann
AIM: To screen clinically relevant microRNAs (miRNAs) silenced by DNA methylation in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Knockdown of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) using siRNAs and miRNA profiling in HCC cell lines were performed to identify DNA hypermethylation-mediated miRNA downregulation. Confirmation using individual quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) assays was then performed followed by DNA methylation quantification at the promoter of the miRNA genes...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317323/a-functional-snp-regulated-by-mir-196a-3p-in-the-3-utr-of-fgf2-is-associated-with-bone-mineral-density-in-the-chinese-population
#9
Dong-Li Zhu, Yan Guo, Yan Zhang, Shan-Shan Dong, Wen Xu, Ruo-Han Hao, Xiao-Feng Chen, Han Yan, Shui-Yun Yang, Tie-Lin Yang
Previous studies have identified FGF2 as a susceptibility gene for osteoporosis in Caucasians. Evaluating the genetic associations in different ethnicities is necessary. Moreover, elucidating the functional mechanism for the susceptibility loci is important to offer new targets for therapeutic studies. Here, we genotyped ten SNPs in FGF2 and tested for associations with bone mineral density (BMD) in a discovery sample of 1300 Chinese subjects. Nominally significant results were subjected to replication in another sample of 1039 Chinese subjects...
March 19, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317030/blind-testing-cross-linking-mass-spectrometry-under-the-auspices-of-the-11-th-critical-assessment-of-methods-of-protein-structure-prediction-casp11
#10
Adam Belsom, Michael Schneider, Lutz Fischer, Mahmoud Mabrouk, Kolja Stahl, Oliver Brock, Juri Rappsilber
Determining the structure of a protein by any method requires various contributions from experimental and computational sides. In a recent study, high-density cross-linking/mass spectrometry (HD-CLMS) data in combination with ab initio structure prediction determined the structure of human serum albumin (HSA) domains, with an RMSD to X-ray structure of up to 2.5 Å, or 3.4 Å in the context of blood serum. This paper reports the blind test on the readiness of this technology through the help of Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction (CASP)...
December 9, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315346/inhibition-of-osteoporosis-by-the-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-antagonist-of-rhodostomin-variants
#11
Tzu-Hung Lin, Rong-Sen Yang, Huang-Ju Tu, Houng-Chi Liou, Yen-Ming Lin, Woie-Jer Chuang, Wen-Mei Fu
Integrins are heterodimeric cell surface receptors that mediate cell-cell and cell-matrix interaction. The vitronectin and osteopontin receptor αvβ3 integrin has increased expression levels and is implicated in the adhesion, activation, and migration of osteoclasts on the bone surface as well as osteoclast polarization. αvβ3 integrin plays an important role in osteoclast differentiation and resorption. In addition, Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-containing peptides, small molecular inhibitors, and antibodies to αvβ3 integrin have been shown to inhibit bone resorption in vitro and in vivo...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315300/interaction-of-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-and-heme-the-relevance-of-its-biological-function
#12
Yi Huang, Pengfei Zhang, Zhen Yang, Peipei Wang, Hailing Li, Zhonghong Gao
GAPDH was speculated to function as a transient trap to reduce the potential toxicity of free heme by a specific and reversible binding with heme. Up to now, there has been lack of studies focused on this effect. In this paper, the efficiency of GAPDH-heme complex on catalyzing protein carbonylation and nitration, the cross-linking of heme to protein formation, and cytotoxicity of GAPDH-heme were studied. It was found that the binding of GAPDH could inhibit H2O2-mediated degradation of heme. Peroxidase activity of GAPDH-heme complex was higher than that of free heme, but significantly lower than that of HSA-heme...
March 14, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315020/novel-biomarkers-for-non-functioning-invasive-pituitary-adenomas-were-identified-by-using-analysis-of-micrornas-expression-profile
#13
Silin Wu, Ye Gu, Yuying Huang, Tyh-Chai Wong, Hailin Ding, Tengfei Liu, Yu Zhang, Xiaobiao Zhang
The microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in multiple pathological processes among various types of tumors. However, the functions of miRNAs in benign brain tumors are largely unexplored. In order to explore the pathogenesis of the invasiveness in non-functional pituitary adenoma (NFPA), the miRNAs expression profile was analyzed between invasive and non-invasive non-functional pituitary adenoma by miRNAs microarray. Six most significant differentially expressed miRNAs were identified including four upregulated miRNAs hsa-miR-181b-5p, hsa-miR-181d, hsa-miR-191-3p, and hsa-miR-598 and two downregulated miRNAs hsa-miR-3676-5p and hsa-miR-383...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314987/cooperative-inhibitory-effects-of-uremic-toxins-and-other-serum-components-on-oatp1b1-mediated-transport-of-sn-38
#14
Yurie Katsube, Masayuki Tsujimoto, Hiroyoshi Koide, Megumi Ochiai, Ayako Hojyo, Kaori Ogawa, Kengo Kambara, Nao Torii, Daisuke Shima, Taku Furukubo, Satoshi Izumi, Tomoyuki Yamakawa, Tetsuya Minegaki, Kohshi Nishiguchi
PURPOSE: Half-life of SN-38, an active metabolite of irinotecan, remarkably increases in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), even though SN-38 is excreted in bile. Uremic toxins (UTs), which accumulate in the serum of ESKD patients, were reported to inhibit organic anion-transporting polypeptide (OATP) 1B1-mediated uptake of SN-38; however, the relevance of this finding in a clinical setting is unknown. This study focused on cooperative effects of serum components and UTs on OATP1B1-mediated transport of SN-38...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303484/alterations-in-microrna-expression-associated-with-alcohol-consumption-in-rectal-cancer-subjects
#15
Lila E Mullany, Jennifer S Herrick, Roger K Wolff, John R Stevens, Martha L Slattery
PURPOSE: Alcohol consumption has been purported to influence many diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may be influenced by compounds found in alcohol. In this investigation, we test the hypothesis that total alcohol, beer, wine, and hard liquor influence miRNA expression. METHODS: We studied 1447 colorectal (CR) cancer cases with normal CR mucosa and carcinoma miRNA expression data along with alcohol consumption data. We analyzed long-term and long-term and current (LTC) alcohol use for beer, liquor, and wine with miRNA expression between paired carcinoma and normal colon and rectal tissues, adjusting for multiple comparisons using the positive false discovery rate q-value...
March 16, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303360/modulation-of-linoleic-acid-binding-properties-of-human-serum-albumin-by-divalent-metal-cations
#16
Ekaterina L Nemashkalova, Eugene A Permyakov, Sergei E Permyakov, Ekaterina A Litus
Human serum albumin (HSA) is an abundant multiligand carrier protein, linked to progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Blood HSA serves as a depot of amyloid β (Aβ) peptide. Aβ peptide-buffering properties of HSA depend on interaction with its ligands. Some of the ligands, namely, linoleic acid (LA), zinc and copper ions are involved into AD progression. To clarify the interplay between LA and metal ion binding to HSA, the dependence of LA binding to HSA on Zn(2+), Cu(2+), Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) levels and structural consequences of these interactions have been explored...
March 16, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303033/a-robust-analytical-approach-for-the-identification-of-specific-protein-carbonylation-sites-metal-catalyzed-oxidations-of-human-serum-albumin
#17
Zafer Ugur, Scott Gronert
The formation of protein carbonyls in the metal-catalyzed oxidation of human serum albumin (HSA) is characterized using a new analytical approach that involves tagging the modification site with multiple hydrazide reagents. Protein carbonyl formation at lysine and arginine residues was catalyzed with copper and iron ions, and the resulting oxidation patterns in HSA are contrasted. A total of 18 modification sites were identified with iron ion catalysis and 14 with copper ion catalysis. However, with the more stringent requirement of identification with at least two tagging reagents, the number of validated modification sites drops to 10 for iron and 9 for copper...
2017: Analytical Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302542/clinical-implications-associated-with-the-posttranslational-modification-induced-functional-impairment-of-albumin-in-oxidative-stress-related-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Hiroshi Watanabe, Tadashi Imafuku, Masaki Otagiri, Toru Maruyama
Recent research findings indicate that the posttranslational modification of human serum albumin (HSA) such as oxidation, glycation, truncation, dimerization and carbamylation is related to certain types of diseases. We report herein on a simple and rapid analytical method, using an ESI-TOFMS technique, that allows posttranslational modifications of HSA to be quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated with a high degree of sensitivity. In patients with chronic liver disease, chronic renal disease and diabetes mellitus, an increase in the level of oxidized Cys-34 of HSA accompanied by a decrease in the level of reduced Cys-34 was observed...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302356/correlates-of-county-level-nonviral-sexually-transmitted-infection-hot-spots-in-the-us-application-of-hot-spot-analysis-and-spatial-logistic-regression
#19
Brian A Chang, William S Pearson, Kwame Owusu-Edusei
PURPOSE: We used a combination of hot spot analysis (HSA) and spatial regression to examine county-level hot spot correlates for the most commonly reported nonviral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the 48 contiguous states in the United States (US). METHODS: We obtained reported county-level total case rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis in all counties in the 48 contiguous states from national surveillance data and computed temporally smoothed rates using 2008-2012 data...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302149/identification-and-interaction-analysis-of-key-genes-and-micrornas-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-bioinformatics-analysis
#20
Tong Mou, Di Zhu, Xufu Wei, Tingting Li, Daofeng Zheng, Junliang Pu, Zhen Guo, Zhongjun Wu
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common liver malignancy worldwide. However, present studies of its multiple gene interaction and cellular pathways still could not explain the initiation and development of HCC perfectly. To find the key genes and miRNAs as well as their potential molecular mechanisms in HCC, microarray data GSE22058, GSE25097, and GSE57958 were analyzed. METHODS: The microarray datasets GSE22058, GSE25097, and GSE57958, including mRNA and miRNA profiles, were downloaded from the GEO database and were analyzed using GEO2R...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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