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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166439/the-geographic-information-system-applied-to-study-schistosomiasis-in-pernambuco
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Verônica Santos Barbosa, Rodrigo Moraes Loyo, Ricardo José de Paula Souza E Guimarães, Constança Simões Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: Diagnose risk environments for schistosomiasis in coastal localities of Pernambuco using geoprocessing techniques. METHODS: A coproscopic and malacological survey were carried out in the Forte Orange and Serrambi areas. Environmental variables (temperature, salinity, pH, total dissolved solids and water fecal coliform dosage) were collected from Biomphalaria breeding sites or foci. The spatial analysis was performed using ArcGis 10.1 software, applying the kernel estimator, elevation map, and distance map...
2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164579/mir-181a-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-prostate-cancer-cells-by-targeting-tgif2
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C Zhiping, T Shijun, W Linhui, W Yapei, Q Lianxi, D Qiang
OBJECTIVE: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and metastatic prostate cancer often leads to poor outcomes for patients. During the metastasis processes, cancer cells acquire a migratory and invasive phenotype. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been implicated in multiple processes of prostate cancer development including migration, chemoresistance, and carcinogenesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Expressions of miR-181a in prostate tumor samples and cancer cells were measured by qRT-PCR...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164577/mir-150-alleviates-emt-and-cell-invasion-of-colorectal-cancer-through-targeting-gli1
#3
H Fan, X Liu, W-W Zheng, Z-H Zhuang, C-D Wang
OBJECTIVE: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is related to colorectal cancer invasion and metastasis. Glioma-associated oncogene homolog 1 (Gli1) abnormal expression is associated with EMT, invasion, and metastasis in various cancers. MiR-150 is found downregulated in colorectal cancer pathogenesis. Bioinformatics analysis shows the complementary targeted relationship between miR-150 and the 3'-UTR of Gli1 mRNA. This study explores the role of miR-150 in regulating Gli1 expression, colorectal cancer cell EMT, and invasion...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163058/adaptive-changes-in-the-vestibular-system-of-land-snail-to-a-30-day-spaceflight-and-readaptation-on-return-to-earth
#4
Nikolay Aseyev, Alia Kh Vinarskaya, Matvey Roshchin, Tatiana A Korshunova, Aleksey Yu Malyshev, Alena B Zuzina, Victor N Ierusalimsky, Maria S Lemak, Igor S Zakharov, Ivan A Novikov, Peter Kolosov, Ekaterina Chesnokova, Svetlana Volkova, Artem Kasianov, Leonid Uroshlev, Yekaterina Popova, Richard D Boyle, Pavel M Balaban
The vestibular system receives a permanent influence from gravity and reflexively controls equilibrium. If we assume gravity has remained constant during the species' evolution, will its sensory system adapt to abrupt loss of that force? We address this question in the land snail Helix lucorum exposed to 30 days of near weightlessness aboard the Bion-M1 satellite, and studied geotactic behavior of postflight snails, differential gene expressions in statocyst transcriptome, and electrophysiological responses of mechanoreceptors to applied tilts...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162839/hypoxia-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-through-ubiquitin-specific-protease-47-mediated-stabilization-of-snail-a-potential-role-of-sox9
#5
Bae-Jung Choi, Sin-Aye Park, Sung-Young Lee, Young Nam Cha, Young-Joon Surh
During the metastatic phase, cancer cells require the dissolution of cadherin-mediated cell-cell adhesion and a dramatic re-organization of the cytoskeleton through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), thereby acquiring migratory and invasive capabilities. In most tumors, EMT is accompanied by hypoxia. However, the intracellular signaling molecule that mediates hypoxia-induced EMT remained overlooked. By utilizing the microarray database system of the Cancer Genome Atlas, we identified ubiquitin-specific protease 47 (USP47), a deubiquitinating enzyme, as a potential mediator of hypoxia-induced EMT...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161861/a-mathematical-model-for-the-seasonal-transmission-of-schistosomiasis-in-the-lake-and-marshland-regions-of-china
#6
Yingke Li, Zhidong Teng, Shigui Ruan, Mingtao Li, Xiaomei Feng
Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease caused by \textit{ Schistosoma Japonicum}, is still one of the most serious parasitic diseases in China and remains endemic in seven provinces, including Hubei, Anhui, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan. The monthly data of human schistosomiasis cases in Hubei, Hunan, and Anhui provinces (lake and marshland regions) released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) display a periodic pattern with more cases in late summer and early autumn...
October 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
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/29159493/the-intestinal-microbiota-of-tadpoles-differs-from-those-of-syntopic-aquatic-invertebrates
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Mariana L Lyra, Molly C Bletz, Célio F B Haddad, Miguel Vences
Bacterial communities associated to eukaryotes play important roles in the physiology, development, and health of their hosts. Here, we examine the intestinal microbiota in tadpoles and aquatic invertebrates (insects and gastropods) to better understand the degree of specialization in the tadpole microbiotas. Samples were collected at the same time in one pond, and the V4 region of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene was sequenced with Illumina amplicon sequencing. We found that bacterial richness and diversity were highest in two studied snail individuals, intermediate in tadpoles, and lowest in the four groups of aquatic insects...
November 20, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158786/fh535-inhibits-proliferation-and-motility-of-colon-cancer-cells-by-targeting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Yanyan Chen, Xianping Rao, Kangmao Huang, Xiaoxia Jiang, Haohao Wang, Lisong Teng
Aberrant Wnt/β-catenin pathway activation is frequently observed in human colorectal cancer (CRC) and has become a promising target for CRC treatment. Our study aimed to evaluate the effect of FH535, a small molecule inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin pathway, on two colon cancer cell lines, HT29 and SW480. We found FH535 significantly inhibited colon cancer cell proliferation in vitro and induced cell cycle arrest. Moreover, FH535 inhibited colon cancer xenograft growth in vivo. Wound-healing assay and Transwell assay revealed that FH535 notably suppressed migration and invasion of SW480 cells...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158781/hypothalamic-beta-endorphin-neurons-suppress-preneoplastic-and-neoplastic-lesions-development-in-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-rat-colon-cancer-model
#10
Sengottuvelan Murugan, Yatee Dave, Ankush Rakhit, Dipak K Sarkar
In recent years, experimental studies demonstrated negative impacts of impaired body stress response on colonic pathologies. In this study, we tested if reducing body stress response by the use of β-endorphin (BEP) neuronal transplants in the hypothalamus suppresses pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions. Colon cancer was induced by injecting 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) for sixteen weeks in Sprague Dawley rats with BEP neuron transplants or control neuron transplants, and their colonic histopathologies, colon tissue levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) proteins and splenic levels of cytotoxic proteins were measured...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157282/updated-molecular-phylogenetic-data-for-opisthorchis-spp-trematoda-opisthorchioidea-from-ducks-in-vietnam
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Thanh Thi Ha Dao, Thanh Thi Giang Nguyen, Sarah Gabriël, Khanh Linh Bui, Pierre Dorny, Thanh Hoa Le
BACKGROUND: An opisthorchiid liver fluke was recently reported from ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) in Binh Dinh Province of Central Vietnam, and referred to as "Opisthorchis viverrini-like". This species uses common cyprinoid fishes as second intermediate hosts as does Opisthorchis viverrini, with which it is sympatric in this province. In this study, we refer to the liver fluke from ducks as "Opisthorchis sp. BD2013", and provide new sequence data from the mitochondrial (mt) genome and the nuclear ribosomal transcription unit...
November 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152116/microrna-526b-servers-as-a-prognostic-factor-and-exhibits-tumor-suppressive-property-by-targeting-sirtuin-7-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Xin Liu, Liu Yang, Jianfeng Tu, Wenwei Cai, Meiqi Zhang, Zhangxuan Shou, Yingmin Yao, Qiuran Xu
Recent studies have reported that microRNA-526b (miR-526b) is implicated in the growth and metastasis of cancer cells. However, the clinical significance of miR-526b and its role as well as underlying mechanisms are largely unknown in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Here, we detected miR-526b expression difference between HCC and matched nontumor tissues with qRT-PCR. We found that miR-526b displayed lower expression in HCC patient tissues and cells. Clinical analysis revealed that low miR-526b expression correlated with large tumor size, venous infiltration, advanced tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stage...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150650/transcriptome-sequencing-and-differential-gene-expression-analysis-of-the-schistosome-transmitting-snail-oncomelania-hupensis-inhabiting-hilly-and-marshland-regions
#13
Jin-Song Zhao, An-Yun Wang, Hua-Bin Zhao, Yan-Hong Chen
The freshwater snail Oncomelania hupensis is the unique intermediate host of the blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum, which is the major cause of schistosomiasis. The snail inhabits two contrasting environments: the hilly and marshland regions. The hilly snails are smaller in size and have the typical smooth shell, whereas the marshland snails are larger and possess the ribbed shell. To reveal the differences in gene expression between the hilly and marshland snails, a total of six snails, three per environment, were individually examined by RNA sequencing technology...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148613/ambrosia-artemisiifolia-as-a-potential-resource-for-management-of-golden-apple-snails-pomacea-canaliculata-lamarck
#14
Wenbing Ding, Rui Huang, Zhongshi Zhou, Hualiang He, Youzhi Li
BACKGROUND: Ambrosia artemisiifolia, an invasive weed in Europe and Asia, is highly toxic to the golden apple snail (GAS; Pomacea canaliculata) in laboratory test. However, little is known about the chemical components of A. artemisiifolia associated with the molluscicidal activity or about its potential application for GAS control in rice fields. This study evaluated the molluscicidal activities of powders, methanol extracts, and individual compounds from A. artemisiifolia against GAS in rice fields and under laboratory conditions...
November 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148232/disulfiram-combined-with-copper-inhibits-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-tgf-%C3%AE-pathways
#15
Yi Li, Li-Hui Wang, Hao-Tian Zhang, Ya-Ting Wang, Shuai Liu, Wen-Long Zhou, Xiang-Zhong Yuan, Tian-Yang Li, Chun-Fu Wu, Jing-Yu Yang
Late-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) usually has a low survival rate because of the high risk of metastases and the lack of an effective cure. Disulfiram (DSF) has copper (Cu)-dependent anticancer properties in vitro and in vivo. The present work aims to explore the anti-metastasis effects and molecular mechanisms of DSF/Cu on HCC cells both in vitro and in vivo. The results showed that DSF inhibited the proliferation, migration and invasion of HCC cells. Cu improved the anti-metastatic activity of DSF, while Cu alone had no effect...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147673/the-regulation-of-snail-on-the-ubiquitin-edge
#16
Qian Yu, Binhua P Zhou, Yadi Wu
Metastasis accounts for a majority of cancer death. One key feature during metastasis is epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is regulated by transcription factors such as Snail and Twist. In non-malignant cells, Snail has a short half-life and is degraded via ubiquitination, but its stability is increased in cancer cell. However, the mechanism by which Snail escapes ubiquitination and degradation remains unknown. Recently, we found that Dub3 is a deubiquinase of Snail. Most importantly, we determined that Dub3 responded to extracellular signals such as IL-6, and that the resultant signaling prevented Snail degradation, and promoted cancer growth, invasion, and migration...
2017: Cancer Cell & Microenvironment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144214/circadian-rhythms-of-trematode-parasites-applying-mixed-models-to-test-underlying-patterns
#17
Emily R Hannon, Dana M Calhoun, Sindhu Chadalawada, Pieter T J Johnson
Circadian rhythms of parasites and their hosts can influence processes such as transmission, pathology and life cycle evolution. For trematode parasites that depend on free-living infectious stages (i.e. cercariae) to move among host species, the timing of parasite release is hypothesized to increase the likelihood of contacting a host. Yet, a persistent challenge in studying such biorhythms involves selection of appropriate analytical techniques. Here, we extend a generalized linear mixed modelling (GLMM) framework to cosinor analyses, thereby allowing flexibility in the statistical distribution of the response variable, incorporation of multiple covariates and inclusion of hierarchical grouping effects...
November 16, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142604/klotho-expression-is-correlated-to-molecules-associated-with-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Takayuki Ibi, Jitsuo Usuda, Tatsuya Inoue, Akira Sato, Kyoshiro Takegahara
Klotho is known as an anti-aging gene. We previously reported that the expression of Klotho is a postoperative prognostic factor for patients with lung large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and lung small cell carcinoma. Recently, Klotho was shown to suppress the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). In the present study, we examined the association between the expression of Klotho and the regulation of EMT in lung squamous cell carcinoma. We immunohistochemically examined the expression of Klotho in patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma who had undergone surgical resection or photodynamic therapy...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142227/population-genetic-structure-of-the-land-snail-camaena-cicatricosa-stylommatophora-camaenidae-in-china-inferred-from-mitochondrial-genes-and-its2-sequences
#19
Weichuan Zhou, Haifang Yang, Hongli Ding, Shanping Yang, Junhong Lin, Pei Wang
The phylogeographic structure of the land snail Camaena cicatricosa was analyzed in this study based on mitochondrial gene (COI and 16srRNA, mt DNA) and internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) sequences in 347 individuals. This snail is the vector of the zoonotic food-borne parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis and one of the main harmful snails distributed exclusively in China. The results revealed significant fixation indices of genetic differentiation and high gene flow between most populations except several populations...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139534/beyond-the-sea-crepidula-atrasolea-as-a-spiralian-model-system
#20
Jonathan Q Henry, Maryna P Lesoway, Kimberly J Perry, C Cornelia Osborne, Marty Shankland, Deirdre C Lyons
This paper introduces the black-footed slipper snail, Crepidula atrasolea, as a new model for biological studies in the Spiralia. C. atrasolea is a calyptraeid gastropod, and congener of the Atlantic slipper snail, C. fornicata. Like C. fornicata, C. atrasolea shares a sedentary, filter-feeding, protandrous lifestyle, but is preferable as a developmental model because of its short generation time, year-round reproduction, and direct development. In our lab, individuals go from egg to reproductive females in under six months, as compared to an estimated 1-2 years for C...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
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