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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228420/knockdown-of-long-noncoding-rna-linc-itgb1-suppresses-migration-invasion-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-regulating-zeb1
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W-W Yu, K Wang, G-J Liao
OBJECTIVE: This research focuses on the influence of linc-ITGB1 on the metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma and further explores its underlying mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 70 hepatocellular carcinoma patients were chosen for our study. RT-qPCR was used for detecting the expression level of linc-ITGB1 in their cancer tissues. Moreover, the expression level of linc-ITGB1 was also detected in hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines. Furthermore, whether linc-ITGB1 could affect the migrated and invaded ability of hepatocellular carcinoma cells was determined by wound healing assay and transwell assay...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228352/tumour-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-uraemic-serum-promotes-osteoblastic-transition-and-calcification-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-via-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinases-and-activator-protein-1-c-fos-mediated-induction-of-interleukin-6-expression
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Daniel Zickler, Christian Luecht, Kevin Willy, Lei Chen, Janusz Witowski, Matthias Girndt, Roman Fiedler, Markus Storr, Julian Kamhieh-Milz, Janosch Schoon, Sven Geissler, Olle Ringdén, Ralf Schindler, Guido Moll, Duska Dragun, Rusan Catar
Background: Vascular calcification is enhanced in uraemic chronic haemodialysis patients, likely due to the accumulation of midsize uraemic toxins, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). Here we have assessed the impact of uraemia on vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) calcification and examined the role of IL-6 and TNF-α as possible mediators and, most importantly, its underlying signalling pathway in VSMCs. Methods: VSMCs were incubated with samples of uraemic serum obtained from patients treated with haemodialysis for renal failure in the Permeability Enhancement to Reduce Chronic Inflammation-I clinical trial...
December 8, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227974/mir302a-3p-may-modulate-renal-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-diabetic-kidney-disease-by-targeting-zeb1
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Wen-Bin Tang, Linfeng Zheng, Renheng Yan, Jiayi Yang, Jianping Ning, Linlin Peng, Qiaoling Zhou, Liping Chen
BACKGROUND: Recent study found that microRNA (miRNA) are involved in diabetic kidney disease (DKD). The objective of this study is to determine the role of miR302a-3p in the process of renal epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in DKD. METHODS: The miRNA expression profiling of the cell line stimulated by high glucose was performed by a microarray analysis. Then real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to determine the expression of one of the miRNAs significantly upregulated in cell line stimulated by high glucose, miR302a-3p...
December 8, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227675/an-ab-initio-exploration-of-the-bergman-cyclization
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Adam R Luxon, Natalie Orms, René P F Kanters, Anna I Krylov, Carol A Parish
The Bergman cyclization is an important reaction in which an enediyne cyclizes to produce a highly reactive diradical species, p-benzyne. Enediyne motifs are found in natural antitumor antibiotic compounds, such as calicheammicin and dynemicin. Understanding the energetics of cyclization is required in order to better control the initiation of the cyclization, which induces cell death. We computed the singlet and triplet potential energy surfaces for the Bergman cyclization of (Z)-hex-3-ene-1,5-diyne using the CCSD and EOM-SF-CCSD methods...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227648/quinazolinone-based-anticancer-agents-synthesis-anti-proliferative-sar-anti-tubulin-activity-and-tubulin-co-crystal-structure
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Wolfgang Dohle, Fabrice L Jourdan, Gregory Menchon, Andrea E Prota, Paul A Foster, Pascoe Mannion, Ernest Hamel, Mark P Thomas, Philip G Kasprzyk, Eric Ferrandis, Michel O Steinmetz, Mathew P Leese, Barry V L Potter
Quinazolinone-based anti-cancer agents were designed, decorated with functional groups from a 2-methoxyestradiol-based microtubule disruptor series, incorporating the aryl sulfamate motif of steroid sulfatase (STS) inhibitors. The steroidal AB-ring system was mimicked, favoring conformations with an N-2 substituent occupying D-ring space. Evaluation against breast and prostate tumor cell lines identified 7b with DU-145 anti-proliferative activity (GI50 300 nM). A preliminary structure-activity relationship afforded compounds (e...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227556/titanium-disulfide-coated-carbon-nanotube-hybrid-electrodes-enable-high-energy-density-symmetric-pseudocapacitors
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Xining Zang, Caiwei Shen, Emmeline Kao, Roseanne Warren, Ruopeng Zhang, Kwok Siong Teh, Junwen Zhong, Minsong Wei, Buxuan Li, Yao Chu, Mohan Sanghadasa, Adam Schwartzberg, Liwei Lin
While electrochemical supercapacitors often show high power density and long operation lifetimes, they are plagued by limited energy density. Pseudocapacitive materials, in contrast, operate by fast surface redox reactions and are shown to enhance energy storage of supercapacitors. Furthermore, several reported systems exhibit high capacitance but restricted electrochemical voltage windows, usually no more than 1 V in aqueous electrolytes. Here, it is demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs) with uniformly coated, pseudocapacitive titanium disulfide (TiS2 ) composite electrodes can extend the stable working range to over 3 V to achieve a high capacitance of 195 F g-1 in an Li-rich electrolyte...
December 11, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227545/overexpression-of-sirt6-is-a-novel-biomarker-of-malignant-human-colon-carcinoma
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Chang-Hui Geng, Chun-Ling Zhang, Jing-Yan Zhang, Ping Gao, Miao He, Yan-Lin Li
Sirt family has been reported playing a significant role in the cancer develop, special its deacetylase activity plays a key function, but whether SIRT6 plays a role in mediating tumor EMT and metastasis in colon cancer has not been explored. Here, the mass spectrometry and co-immunoprecipitation assays were utilized to detect that SIRT6 was physically associated with transcription factor snail. Most important, HCT116 cells transfected with SIRT6 shRNA reversed EMT, while increased the expression of TET1, and the HCT116 cells transfected with SIRT6 displayed the contrary tendency...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226850/temperature-dependent-infrared-nano-imaging-of-la0-67sr0-33mno3-thin-film
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Peng Xu, T J Huffman, In Hae Kwak, Amlan Biswas, M M Qazilbash
We investigate the temperature dependence of infrared properties at nanometer length scales in La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 (LSMO) thin film with a thickness of 47 unit cells grown on SrTiO3 substrate. The infrared nano-imaging experiments were performed using a near-field optical microscope in conjunction with a variable temperature heating stage. The near-field infrared data is consistent with the bulk of the LSMO film undergoing the thermally-driven non-percolative second-order transition from a metallic, ferromagnetic phase to an insulating, paramagnetic phase...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225189/luteolin-attenuates-airway-inflammation-by-inducing-the-transition-of-cd4-cd25-to-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells
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Seung-Hyung Kim, Evelyn Saba, Bok-Kyu Kim, Won-Kyung Yang, Yang-Chun Park, Han Jae Shin, Chang Kyun Han, Young Cheol Lee, Man Hee Rhee
Regulatory T cells (Th2) play an important role in autoimmunity and have been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects in allergic asthma. Mouse model of airway inflammation was used to examine the suppressive activity of luteolin-induced CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in vivo. In this study, BALB/c mice were sensitized with ovalbumin antigen (OVA) by aerosol challenge. Then, various biological processes were examined, including airway eosinophilia; mucus hypersecretion; elevation of OVA-specific IgE, expression of Th2 cytokines and chemokine levels; expression of eotaxin 2 and CCR3; and airway hyper responsiveness (AHR)...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225166/apatinib-inhibits-migration-and-invasion-as-well-as-pd-l1-expression-in-osteosarcoma-by-targeting-stat3
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Bingxin Zheng, Tingting Ren, Yi Huang, Wei Guo
The cure rate of osteosarcoma has not improved in the past 30 years. The new treatments and drugs is urgently needed, especially for metastatic osteosarcoma. Anti-angiogenesis therapy and immunotherapy has got promising anti-tumor effects in various tumors. It is hypothesised that combining checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapies with antiangiogenic treatment may have a synergistic effect and enhance the efficacy of both treatments. However, its underlying mechanism remain largely uninvestigated. To investigate the clinical significance of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR2) and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) in osteosarcoma, we analyzes their expression levels in 93 osteosarcoma specimens by immunohistochemistry...
December 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224812/differential-roles-of-kallikrein-related-peptidase-6-in-malignant-transformation-and-%C3%AE-np63%C3%AE-mediated-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Naoki Kaneko, Shintaro Kawano, Kaori Yasuda, Yuma Hashiguchi, Taiki Sakamoto, Ryota Matsubara, Yuichi Goto, Teppei Jinno, Yasuyuki Maruse, Masahiko Morioka, Taichi Hattori, Shoichi Tanaka, Hideaki Tanaka, Tamotsu Kiyoshima, Seiji Nakamura
We previously reported that epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) was mediated by ΔNp63β in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). In this study, DNA microarray analyses were performed using ΔNp63β-overexpressing OSCC cells to identify genes associated with ΔNp63β-mediated EMT. Thereby, we focused on kallikrein-related peptidase (KLK) 6, most up-regulated following ΔNp63β-overexpression, that activates protease-activated receptors (PARs). In RT-PCR analyses, ΔNp63 was positively associated with KLK6 and PAR2 and negatively with PAR1 in OSCC cells...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224718/bionic-manufacturing-towards-cyborg-cells-and-sentient-microbots
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Sarvesh Kumar Srivastava, Vikramaditya G Yadav
Bio-inspired engineering applies biological design principles towards developing engineering solutions but is not practical as a manufacturing paradigm. We advocate 'bionic manufacturing', a synergistic fusion of biotic and abiotic components, to transition away from bio-inspiration toward bio-augmentation to address current limitations in bio-inspired manufacturing.
December 7, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224144/low-input-whole-genome-bisulfite-sequencing-using-a-post-bisulfite-adapter-tagging-approach
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Julian R Peat, Sébastien A Smallwood
The epigenetic mark 5-methylcytosine confers heritable regulation of gene expression that can be dynamically modulated during transitions in cell fate. With the development of high-throughput sequencing technologies, it is now possible to obtain comprehensive genome-wide maps of the mammalian DNA methylation landscape, but the application of these techniques to limited material remains challenging. Here, we present an optimized protocol to perform whole-genome bisulfite sequencing on low inputs (100-5000 somatic cells) using a post-bisulfite adapter tagging approach...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223758/biosynthesis-and-structural-characterization-of-polyhydroxyalkanoates-produced-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-atcc-27853-from-long-odd-chain-fatty-acids
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Giuseppe Impallomeni, Alberto Ballistreri, Giovanni M Carnemolla, Maria G Rizzo, Marco S Nicolò, Salvatore P P Guglielmino
Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853 was cultured on media containing long odd-chain fatty acids. Heptadecanoic, nonadecanoic, and heneicosanoic acids sustained cell growth and resulted in polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) accumulation when culturing was conducted under nitrogen starvation conditions. No PHA was produced using a complete or magnesium-deprived medium. The isolated polyesters were characterized by gas chromatography and liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) of methanolyzed samples, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, gel permeation chromatography, ESI MS of partially pyrolyzed samples, and differential scanning calorimetry...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223733/mitochondrial-pore-opening-and-loss-of-ca2-exchanger-nclx-levels-occur-after-frataxin-depletion
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R Purroy, E Britti, F Delaspre, J Tamarit, J Ros
Frataxin-deficient neonatal rat cardiomyocytes and dorsal root ganglia neurons have been used as cell models of Friedreich ataxia. In previous work we show that frataxin depletion resulted in mitochondrial swelling and lipid droplet accumulation in cardiomyocytes, and compromised DRG neurons survival. Now, we show that these cells display reduced levels of the mitochondrial calcium transporter NCLX that can be restored by calcium-chelating agents and by external addition of frataxin fused to TAT peptide. Also, the transcription factor NFAT3, involved in cardiac hypertrophy and apoptosis, becomes activated by dephosphorylation in both cardiomyocytes and DRG neurons...
December 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223642/fighting-resilient-cancers-with-iron
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Jonathan J Chen, Lorenzo Galluzzi
Tumor progression and resistance to treatment are often accompanied by the polarization of malignant cells towards a mesenchymal or poorly differentiated state. Such a transition generates an accrued vulnerability to the induction of ferroptosis, potentially paving the way to novel therapeutic strategies for targeting residual disease in patients with cancer.
December 6, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222871/myelin-extracellular-leaflet-compaction-requires-apolipoprotein-d-membrane-management-to-optimize-lysosomal-dependent-recycling-and-glycocalyx-removal
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Nadia García-Mateo, Raquel Pascua-Maestro, Alberto Pérez-Castellanos, Concepción Lillo, Diego Sanchez, Maria D Ganfornina
To compact the extracellular sides of myelin, an important transition must take place: from membrane sliding, while building the wraps, to membrane adhesion and water exclusion. Removal of the negatively charged glycocalyx becomes the limiting factor in such transition. What is required to initiate this membrane-zipping process? Knocking-out the Lipocalin Apolipoprotein D (ApoD), essential for lysosomal functional integrity in glial cells, results in a specific defect in myelin extracellular leaflet compaction in peripheral and central nervous system, which results in reduced conduction velocity and suboptimal behavioral outputs: motor learning is compromised...
December 9, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222745/mir-26a-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-ambient-particulate-matter-bound-metal-triggered-lung-cancer-cell-metastasis-by-targeting-lin28b-il6-stat3-axis
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Yan-Yang Lu, Yi Lin, Dong-Xiao Ding, Shu Su, Qiao-Qiao Chi, You-Chi Zhang, Jian Sun, Xu Zhang, Hui-Min Zhu, Qian-Sheng Huang, Yu-Lang Chi, Guo-Zhu Ye, Shu Tao, Si-Jun Dong
Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) has been linked to the increasing incidence and mortality of lung cancer, but the principal toxic components and molecular mechanism remain to be further elucidated. In this study, human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells were treated with serial concentrations of water-extracted PM10 (WE-PM10) collected from Beijing, China. Our results showed that exposure to 25 and 50 μg/ml of WE-PM10 for 48 h significantly suppressed miR-26a to upregulate lin-28 homolog B (LIN28B), and in turn activated interleukin 6 (IL6) and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in A549 cells, subsequently contributing to enhanced epithelial-mesenchymal transition and accelerated migration and invasion...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222670/venetoclax-for-treating-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Hema Mistry, Chidozie Nduka, Martin Connock, Jill Colquitt, Theodoros Mantopoulos, Emma Loveman, Renata Walewska, James Mason
Venetoclax is licensed to treat relapsed or refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). As part of the Single Technology Appraisal (STA) ID944, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited AbbVie, the manufacturer, to submit evidence on the use of venetoclax, within its licensed indication. The Evidence Review Group (ERG), Warwick Evidence, was asked to provide an independent and critical review of the submitted evidence. Evidence came from three single-arm trials in CLL patients with or without 17p deletion [del(17p])/TP53 chromosomal abnormalities...
December 8, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222642/pituitary-adenomas-stem-cells-and-cancer-stem-cells-what-s-new
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REVIEW
M Caffarini, M Orciani, L Trementino, R Di Primio, G Arnaldi
PURPOSE: To clarify the existence of pituitary stem cells (SCs) both in the embryonic and the postnatal gland and the role for SCs in pituitary adenomas. METHODS: This work, which does not address the pathogenesis of pituitary adenomas, reviews the latest research findings and discoveries on SCs in pituitary and cancer SCs (CSCs) in pituitary adenomas and discusses the involvement of the EMT. RESULTS: Several groups using different approaches and techniques have demonstrated the existence of SCs and CSCs and as they are major players in pituitary adenoma onset...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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