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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230364/complete-genome-sequence-and-comparative-genomics-of-the-golden-pompano-trachinotus-ovatus-pathogen-vibrio-harveyi-strain-qt520
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Zhigang Tu, Hongyue Li, Xiang Zhang, Yun Sun, Yongcan Zhou
Vibrio harveyi is a Gram-negative, halophilic bacterium that is an opportunistic pathogen of commercially farmed marine vertebrate species. To understand the pathogenicity of this species, the genome of V. harveyi QT520 was analyzed and compared to that of other strains. The results showed the genome of QT520 has two unique circular chromosomes and three endogenous plasmids, totaling 6,070,846 bp with a 45% GC content, 5,701 predicted ORFs, 134 tRNAs and 37 rRNAs. Common virulence factors, including ACF, IlpA, OmpU, Flagellin, Cya, Hemolysin and MARTX, were detected in the genome, which are likely responsible for the virulence of QT520...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229313/emerging-role-of-adipocytokines-in-type-2-diabetes-as-mediators-of-insulin-resistance-and-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Ravindran Jaganathan, Rajeswari Ravindran, Sugapriya Dhanasekaran
Adipose tissue is an enormously active endocrine organ, secreting various hormones, such as adiponectin, leptin, resistin and visfatin, together with classical cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). All these adipocytokines plays significant roles in the regulation of energy metabolism, glucose and lipid metabolism, reproduction, cardiovascular function and immunity. Adipocytokines are significantly regulated by nutritional status and can directly influence other organ systems, including brain, liver and skeletal muscle...
December 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209037/bacteriophage-t5-tail-tube-structure-suggests-a-trigger-mechanism-for-siphoviridae-dna-ejection
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Charles-Adrien Arnaud, Grégory Effantin, Corinne Vivès, Sylvain Engilberge, Maria Bacia, Pascale Boulanger, Eric Girard, Guy Schoehn, Cécile Breyton
The vast majority of phages, bacterial viruses, possess a tail ensuring host recognition, cell wall perforation and safe viral DNA transfer from the capsid to the host cytoplasm. Long flexible tails are formed from the tail tube protein (TTP) polymerised as hexameric rings around and stacked along the tape measure protein (TMP). Here, we report the crystal structure of T5 TTP pb6 at 2.2 Å resolution. Pb6 is unusual in forming a trimeric ring, although structure analysis reveals homology with all classical TTPs and related tube proteins of bacterial puncturing devices (type VI secretion system and R-pyocin)...
December 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207798/does-vitamin-d-supplementation-improve-glycaemic-control-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shreya Sharma, Niranjan Biswal, Adhisivam Bethou, Medha Rajappa, Sadish Kumar, Vickneshwaran Vinayagam
Introduction: Vitamin D endocrine system is a potential immune system modulator and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune diseases including Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). Studies have demonstrated an inverse risk relationship between T1DM and Vitamin D levels and also, shown a reduced risk of the disease with its supplementation. Aim: To evaluate the role of Vitamin D as an adjuvant in improving glycaemic control and residual pancreatic beta-cell function...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207339/structure-activity-relationships-for-inhibitors-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-exoenzyme-s-adp-ribosyltransferase-activity
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Michael Saleeb, Charlotta Sundin, Öznur Aglar, Ana Filipa Pinto, Mahsa Ebrahimi, Åke Forsberg, Herwig Schüler, Mikael Elofsson
During infection, the Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa employs its type III secretion system to translocate the toxin exoenzyme S (ExoS) into the eukaryotic host cell cytoplasm. ExoS is an essential in vivo virulence factor that enables P. aeruginosa to avoid phagocytosis and eventually kill the host cell. ExoS elicits its pathogenicity mainly via ADP-ribosyltransferase (ADPRT) activity. We recently identified a new class of ExoS ADPRT inhibitors with in vitro IC50 of around 20 μM in an enzymatic assay using a recombinant ExoS ADPRT domain...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201183/role-of-mir-124a-in-t-cell-activation-and-immunity-in-aids-patients
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Wenge Zhao, Chuansheng Liu, Changhe Shi, Tianli Fan, Kaiqiu Chu, Yanli Ma
The role of microRNA-124a (miR-124a) in the regulation of T cell activation and immunity in patients with AIDS, was studied to provide new insights for the study, diagnosis, alleviation and treatment of AIDS. RT-qPCR technique was used to quantitatively analyze the expression of miR-124a in peripheral blood CD4+ T cells. Dual-luciferase reporter assay system was established to report possible regulatory relations between miR-124a and its potential target gene SIRT1. RT-qPCR and western blot analysis were used to detect the expression level of mRNA and protein of the target genes in T cells...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187651/-comparison-of-effects-between-il-2-and-il-7-on-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-65-reactive-t-cell-responses-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
#7
Jiao Yuan, Qiuyan Cui, Wei Tang, Chen Chao, Zhiguang Zhou, Lin Yang
To explore the type of cytokine (IL-2 or IL-7) and its most optimal concentration regarding the improvement of the signal-to-noise ratio of glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD65) in enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay in Type 1 diabetic (T1DM) patients.
 Methods: Twenty T1DM patients (Group A) and sixteen healthy controls matched with age and sex (Group B) were enrolled in our study, and their peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated by Ficoll method. GAD65, internal control and Pediacel served as "five-for-one" vaccine were selected as the stimulating antigen...
November 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183106/monogenic-diabetes-not-caused-by-mutations-in-mody-genes-a-very-heterogenous-group-of-diabetes
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Zeynep Şıklar, Elisa de Franco, Matthew B Johnson, Sarah E Flanagan, Sian Ellard, Serdar Ceylaner, Kaan Boztuğ, Figen Doğu, Aydan İkincioğulları, Zarife Kuloğlu, Aydan Kansu, Merih Berberoğlu
Monogenic diabetes represents a heterogeneous group of disorders resulting from a single gene defect leading to disruption of insulin secretion or a reduction in the number of beta cells. Despite the classification of monogenic diabetes into neonatal diabetes or maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) according to age of onset, not every case can be classified into those 2 groups. We evaluated patients with monogenic diabetes diagnosed during the last 10 year period. Type 1 DM, MODY, and patients with negative autoantibodies and no mutation in a known gene were excluded from the study...
November 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162107/production-of-highly-efficient-cellulase-mixtures-by-genetically-exploiting-the-potentials-of-trichoderma-reesei-endogenous-cellulases-for-hydrolysis-of-corncob-residues
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Yuanchao Qian, Lixia Zhong, Jia Gao, Ningning Sun, Yifan Wang, Guoyong Sun, Yinbo Qu, Yaohua Zhong
BACKGROUND: Trichoderma reesei is one of the most important fungi utilized for cellulase production. However, its cellulase system has been proven to be present in suboptimal ratio for deconstruction of lignocellulosic substrates. Although previous enzymatic optimization studies have acquired different types of in vitro synthetic mixtures for efficient lignocellulose hydrolysis, production of in vivo optimized cellulase mixtures by industrial strains remains one of the obstacles to reduce enzyme cost in the biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass...
November 21, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159853/the-use-of-cell-conditioned-medium-for-musculoskeletal-tissue-regeneration
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REVIEW
Francesca Veronesi, Veronica Borsari, Maria Sartori, Monia Orciani, Monica Mattioli-Belmonte Cima, Milena Fini
Tissue regenerative medicine combines the use of cells, scaffolds and molecules to repair damaged tissues. Different cell types are employed for musculoskeletal diseases, both differentiated and mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). In recent years, the hypothesis that cell-based therapy is guided principally by cell-secreted factors has become increasingly popular. The aim of the present literature review was to evaluate preclinical and clinical studies that used conditioned medium (CM), rich in cell-factors, for musculoskeletal regeneration with a cell-free approach...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159527/melatonin-ameliorates-intrarenal-renin-angiotensin-system-in-a-5-6-nephrectomy-rat-model
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Sayaka Ishigaki, Naro Ohashi, Takashi Matsuyama, Shinsuke Isobe, Naoko Tsuji, Takamasa Iwakura, Tomoyuki Fujikura, Takayuki Tsuji, Akihiko Kato, Hiroaki Miyajima, Hideo Yasuda
BACKGROUND: Activation of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension. It has been reported that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important components of intrarenal RAS activation. Melatonin is recognized as a powerful antioxidant, and we recently reported that impaired nighttime melatonin secretion correlates negatively with urinary angiotensinogen excretion, the surrogate marker of intrarenal RAS activity in patients with CKD...
November 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158739/human-admc-derived-adipocyte-thermogenic-capacity-is-regulated-by-il-4-receptor
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Fernando Lizcano, Diana Vargas, Ángela Gómez, Astrid Torrado
Type two innate immune system is anti-inflammatory and may play an important role as the means whereby "browning" is induced in subcutaneous adipocytes. It was shown that IL-4 may influence the fate of adipose cell precursors by promoting differentiation towards more thermogenic adipocytes in mice. Here, we investigated the influence of IL-4 and IL-4 receptor, a type two immune cytokine pathway, on the metabolic activity and thermogenic potential of human adipocytes differentiated from adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) obtained from subcutaneous samples of healthy women undergoing abdominoplasty...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145927/corrigendum-to-hypoxia-limits-mouse-follicle-growth-in-vitro
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J M Connolly, M T Kane, L R Quinlan, P Dockery, A C Hynes
Ovarian follicle culture is useful for elucidation of factors involved in the regulation of follicular function. We examined the effects of gas phase oxygen concentration, an oil overlay, serum type and medium supplementation with FSH, insulin-transferrin-selenium (ITS) and I-ascorbic acid on cultured preantral mouse follicle growth in a spherical, non-attached follicle culture system. Follicle growth in 5% oxygen was significantly (P<0.01) inferior to growth in 20% oxygen in terms of follicle diameter. This was likely due to hypoxia, as evidenced by significantly (P<0...
February 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144750/investigation-of-the-physical-and-bioactive-properties-of-bromo-and-iodo-containing-sponge-derived-compounds-possessing-an-oxyphenylethanamine-core
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Erin P McCauley, Hanh Lam, Nicholas Lorig-Roach, Justin Luu, Cameron Lloyd, Karen Tenney, Halina Pietraszkiewicz, Cristina Diaz, Frederick A Valeriote, Victoria Auerbuch, Phillip Crews
This research set out to identify compounds from marine sponges that can act as bacterial virulence blockers. Extracts from a total of 80 sponges collected from throughout Indonesia were screened in a high-throughput NF-κB-based screen that identifies compounds capable of inhibiting the bacterial type III secretion system (T3SS) in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. An extract that was shown to inhibit T3SS-driven NF-κB expression was obtained from an Iotrochota cf. iota sponge and was the source of seven new bromo- and iodo-containing compounds, all of which contain a 2-(4-oxyphenyl)ethan-1-amine core...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136368/split-2-protein-ligation-generates-active-il-6-type-hyper-cytokines-from-inactive-precursors
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Jens Mark Moll, Melanie Wehmöller, Nils Christopher Frank, Lisa Homey, Paul Baran, Christoph Garbers, Larissa Lamertz, Jonathan H Axelrod, Eithan Galun, Henning D Mootz, Jürgen Scheller
Trans-signaling of the major pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-11 has the unique feature to virtually activate all cells of the body and is critically involved in chronic inflammation and regeneration. Hyper-IL-6 and Hyper-IL-11 are single chain designer trans-signaling cytokines, in which the cytokine and soluble receptor units are trapped in one complex via a flexible peptide linker. Albeit, Hyper-cytokines are essential tools to study trans-signaling in vitro and in vivo, the superior potency of these designer cytokines are accompanied by undesirable stress responses...
November 14, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132429/characterization-of-skin-function-associated-with-obesity-and-specific-correlation-to-local-systemic-parameters-in-american-women
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Shinobu Mori, Akiko Shiraishi, Karen Epplen, Desiree Butcher, Daiki Murase, Yuka Yasuda, Takatoshi Murase
BACKGROUND: Obesity is considered problematic not only as a major cause of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, but also as a risk of intractable dermatosis; however influence of obesity on skin function has not been clarified. To clarify the mechanism of obesity-associated skin disorders, we aimed to characterize the skin function of subjects with obesity, and identify possible influencing factors. METHODS: Complex analyses including instrumental measurement, biochemical and lipidomics were performed for facial skin and physical evaluation in 93 Caucasian women with obesity (OB) and non-obesity (NOB)...
November 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128405/systems-cues-governing-il6-signaling-in-leishmaniasis
#17
Bhavnita Soni, Bhaskar Saha, Shailza Singh
IL-6 has been proposed to favor the development of Th2 responses and play an important role in the communication between cells of multicellular organisms. They are involved in the regulation of complex cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation and act as key player during inflammation and immune response. Th2 cytokines play an immunoregulatory role in early infection. Literature says in mice infected with L. major, IL-6 may promote the development of both Th1 and Th2 responses. IL-4 is also considered to be the signature cytokine of Th-2 response...
November 8, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121068/metabolic-regulation-of-glp-1-and-pc1-3-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-line
#18
Veronica Sancho, Giuseppe Daniele, Daniela Lucchesi, Roberto Lupi, Annamaria Ciccarone, Giuseppe Penno, Cristina Bianchi, Angela Dardano, Roberto Miccoli, Stefano Del Prato
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: An intra-islet incretin system has been recently suggested to operate through modulation of the expression and activity of proconvertase 1/3 and 2 (PC1/3, PC2) in pancreatic alpha-cell accounting for local release of GLP-1. Little is known, whether this alpha-cell activity can be affected by the metabolic alterations occurring in type 2 diabetes, such as hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia or hyperglucagonemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: AlphaTC1/6 cells from a mice pancreatic cell line were incubated in the presence of two glucose (G) concentration (5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118755/apoptotic-cells-induced-signaling-for-immune-homeostasis-in-macrophages-and-dendritic-cells
#19
REVIEW
Uriel Trahtemberg, Dror Mevorach
Inefficient and abnormal clearance of apoptotic cells (efferocytosis) contributes to systemic autoimmune disease in humans and mice, and inefficient chromosomal DNA degradation by DNAse II leads to systemic polyarthritis and a cytokine storm. By contrast, efficient clearance allows immune homeostasis, generally leads to a non-inflammatory state for both macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs), and contributes to maintenance of peripheral tolerance. As many as 3 × 10(8) cells undergo apoptosis every hour in our bodies, and one of the primary "eat me" signals expressed by apoptotic cells is phosphatidylserine (PtdSer)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108826/physical-activity-and-autoimmune-diseases-get-moving-and-manage-the-disease
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REVIEW
Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Micheal Lichtbroun, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Physical activity, by definition, is any skeletal muscle body movement that results in energy expenditure. In the last few decades, a plethora of scientific evidences have accumulated and confirmed the beneficial role of physical activity as a modifiable risk factor for a wide variety of chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes mellitus and cancer, among others. Autoimmune diseases are a heterogeneous group of chronic diseases, which occur secondary to loss of self-antigen tolerance...
November 3, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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