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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786867/growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-antagonists-reduce-prostatic-enlargement-and-inflammation-in-carrageenan-induced-chronic-prostatitis
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Petra Popovics, Renzhi Cai, Wei Sha, Ferenc G Rick, Andrew V Schally
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a key role in the etiology of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) through multiple pathways involving the stimulation of proliferation by cytokines and growth factors as well as the induction of the focal occurrence of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). We have previously reported that GHRH acts as a prostatic growth factor in experimental BPH and in autoimmune prostatitis models and its blockade with GHRH antagonists offer therapeutic approaches for these conditions...
May 21, 2018: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785896/survey-of-trematodes-in-intertidal-snails-from-patagonia-argentina-new-larval-forms-and-diversity-assessment
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C Gilardoni, G Di Giorgio, E Bagnato, F Cremonte
Larval trematodes are the main parasites of snails, and they play a crucial role because they usually castrate their snail hosts and can thus alter their population and community dynamics. This study involved a survey of seven gastropod species (Crepipatella dilatata, Fissurella radiosa, Nacella magellanica, Pareuthria fuscata, Siphonaria lessonii, S. lateralis and Trophon geversianus) parasitized by 12 trematode species (one hemiurid, one gymnophallid, two lepocreadiids, two microphallids, one notocotylid, two renicolids, one philophtalmid, one schistosomatid and one zoogonid) from southern Patagonia (47°S, 65°W), Argentina...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782500/the-human-snail-transmission-environment-shapes-long-term-schistosomiasis-control-outcomes-implications-for-improving-the-accuracy-of-predictive-modeling
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David Gurarie, Nathan C Lo, Martial L Ndeffo-Mbah, David P Durham, Charles H King
INTRODUCTION: Schistosomiasis is a chronic parasitic trematode disease that affects over 240 million people worldwide. The Schistosoma lifecycle is complex, involving transmission via specific intermediate-host freshwater snails. Predictive mathematical models of Schistosoma transmission have often chosen to simplify or ignore the details of environmental human-snail interaction in their analyses. Schistosome transmission models now aim to provide better precision for policy planning of elimination of transmission...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780251/wwc3-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-lung-cancer-by-activating-hippo-yap-signaling
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Qiang Han, Joachim Kremerskothen, Xuyong Lin, Xiupeng Zhang, Xuezhu Rong, Di Zhang, Enhua Wang
Background: Though we recently reported that the WWC3 inhibits the invasiveness and metastasis of lung cancer by activating the Hippo pathway, the impact and underlying mechanisms of this process still remain unclear. Methods: To identify the role of WWC3 in epithelial-mesenchymal transition of lung cancer, we performed immunohistochemistry to detect the expression levels of WWC3 and EMT-related biomarker, and analyzed their correlations in a cohort of 127 patients with NSCLC...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777871/pain-therapeutics-from-cone-snail-venoms-from-ziconotide-to-novel-non-opioid-pathways
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Helena Safavi-Hemami, Shane E Brogan, Baldomero M Olivera
There have been numerous attempts to develop non-opioid drugs for severe pain, but the vast majority of these efforts have failed. A notable exception is Ziconotide (Prialt®), approved by the FDA in 2004. In this review, we summarize the present status of Ziconotide as a therapeutic drug and introduce a wider framework: the potential of venom peptides from cone snails as a resource providing a continuous pipeline for the discovery of non-opioid pain therapeutics. An auxiliary theme that we hope to develop is that these venoms, already a validated starting point for non-opioid drug leads, should also provide an opportunity for identifying novel molecular targets for future pain drugs...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777697/circrna_0084043-promote-malignant-melanoma-progression-via-mir-153-3p-snail-axis
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Wenkang Luan, Yan Shi, Zhou Zhou, Yun Xia, Jinlong Wang
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) has been found to play an important role in the regulation of multiple diseases, and participate in cancer development. However, the role of circRNA in malignant melanoma has not been reported. In this study, human circRNA microarray was used to screen the dysregulated circRNA in melanoma. We found that circRNA_0084043 was significantly up-regulated in melanoma tissue, and the result was replicated in a larger sample size. High circRNA_0084043 expression was an independent risk factor of overall survival in melanoma patients...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777183/harmless-sea-snail-parasite-causes-mass-mortalities-in-numerous-commercial-scallop-populations-in-the-northern-hemisphere
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Árni Kristmundsson, Mark Andrew Freeman
Apicomplexans comprise a group of unicellular, often highly pathogenic, obligate parasites exploiting either one or two hosts to complete a full reproductive cycle. For decades, various scallop populations have suffered cyclical mass mortality events, several of which shown to be caused by apicomplexan infections. We report the first dual mollusc life cycle for an apicomplexan: a species highly pathogenic in various pectinid bivalve species, but apathogenic when infecting the common whelk as Merocystis kathae...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775417/targeting-histone-methyltransferase-enhancer-of-zeste-homolog-2-inhibits-renal-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-attenuates-renal-fibrosis
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Xiaoxu Zhou, Chongxiang Xiong, Evelyn Tolbert, Ting C Zhao, George Bayliss, Shougang Zhuang
Enhancer of zeste homolog-2 (EZH2) is a methyltransferase that induces histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) and functions as an oncogenic factor in many cancer types. Its role in renal epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) remains unknown. In this study, we found that EZH2 and H3K27me3 were highly expressed in mouse kidney with unilateral ureteral obstruction and cultured mouse kidney proximal tubular (TKPT) cells undergoing EMT. Inhibition of EZH2 with 3-deazaneplanocin A (3-DZNeP) attenuated renal fibrosis, which was associated with preserving E-cadherin expression and inhibiting Vimentin up-regulation in the obstructed kidney...
May 18, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772429/long-non-coding-rna-nron-is-downregulated-in-hcc-and-suppresses-tumour-cell-proliferation-and-metastasis
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Zhicheng Yao, Zhiyong Xiong, Ruixi Li, Hao Liang, Changchang Jia, Meihai Deng
Dysregulation of long non-coding RNAs is a newly identified mechanism for tumour progression. Previous studies have suggested that the nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) gene plays a very important role in cancer growth and metastasis. However, lncNRON is a newly identified repressor of NFAT, and its function is largely unknown, especially in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, the expression levels of lncNRON in 215 pairs of HCC tissue were evaluated by qRT-PCR, and its relationship to clinicopathological parameters, recurrence, and survival was analysed...
May 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770675/-enzymology-of-snails-under-treatment-of-molluscicides
#10
Xiong Tao, Zhao Qin-Ping, Liu Rong, Jiang Ming-Sen, Dong Hui-Fen
Studies on the enzymology of snails are important in the study of molluscicidal mechanism. The alteration of activities of enzymes after molluscicidal treatment was reported in large numbers of papers. This paper reviews the progress of studies on the enzymology of snails under the treatment of molluscicides.
February 27, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770672/-effect-of-cementing-ditch-based-project-on-schistosomiasis-control-in-dingshen-river-basin-in-shitai-county
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Tao Wei, Chen Xue-Feng, Wu Ming-Yao, Wang Cheng, Du Yi-Fang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of cementing ditch-based project on schistosomiasis control in the irrigation area of Dingshen River basin in Shitai County, Anhui Province. METHODS: The data of Oncomelania hupensis snail surveys from 2009 to 2015 and the data of schistosome infections in humans and livestock from 2009 to 2015 were collected, and the changes of the epidemic situation were analyzed and compared before and after the project. RESULTS: In the cementing ditches, the occurrence rate of living snails decreased by 68...
March 1, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770666/-molluscicidal-effect-and-mechanism-of-action-of-niclosamidate-against-oncomelania-hupensis
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Luo Bing-Rong, Yao Jun-Min, Wang Wei-Si, Li Shi-Zhu, Yang Jing, Chen Shao-Rong, Luo Jia-Jun, Liu Yu-Hua, Duan Li-Ping
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the molluscicidal effect of niclosamidate against Oncomelania hupensis in laboratory and explore its mechanism by determining the enzyme activities of six important enzymes in snail soft tissues. METHODS: O. hupensis snails were treated with niclosamidate at the concentration of 1.25 mg/L for 24 h and the snail soft tissues were separated and prepared for analysis. The enzyme activities of NOS, AChE, SDH, LDH, ACP and AKP were determined by ultraviolet spectrophotometry...
February 10, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770665/-study-on-rapid-recognition-technique-of-schistosome-susceptibility-water-body-i-animal-skin-making-and-effect-assessment
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Peng Guo-Hua, Wei Wang-Yuan, Qian Ke, Hu Zhu-Hua, Li Shi-Zhu, Guo Jia-Gang, Yu Qing
OBJECTIVE: To develop a bionic animal skin and evaluate its detective effect of Schistosoma japonicum cercariae so as to provide a new technique for the monitoring of the schistosome susceptibility water body. METHODS: A bionic animal skin was made with pigskin and the experiments were carried out for evaluating its detective effects of S. japonicum cercariae in laboratory and simulate fields, and at the same time, the sentinel mouse method was used as the control...
April 17, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770655/-quantitative-determination-of-biogenic-amine-from-biomphalaria-glabrata-nervous-system-by-uplc-ms-ms
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Huang Tao, Guo Yun-Hai, Liu He-Xiang, Zhang Yi
OBJECTIVE: To establish a method for the quantitative determination of serotonin and dopamine in the nervous system of Biomphalaria glabrata by using ultra high performance liquid chromatography-tandem quadrupole mass spectrometry (UPLC MS/MS) . METHODS: The B. glabrata nervous system was broken in the pure methanol solution after obtaining it by dissecting with microscope. Then, the supernatant containing the target substance after twice high speed centrifugation was got...
April 19, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770650/-thinking-on-oncomelania-hupensis-snail-control-by-comprehensive-control-measures-combined-with-a-total-of-five-water-treatment
#15
Gao Lu-Lu
Oncomelania hupensis is the only intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum , and it has a significant influence on the transmission, control and elimination of schistosomiasis. In 2016, Zhejiang Province passed the national united assessment of "maintaining the schistosomiasis elimination status"; however, there are still O. hupensis snails remained in the very complicated environments. The breeding and spread of O. hupensis snails can be controlled for a long time with the environmental modification by adapting to local circumstance and scientific development, which can reduce the potential risk of schistosomiasis transmission and promote the development of local economy and society...
March 13, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769195/osteocyte-driven-downregulation-of-snail-restrains-effects-of-drd2-inhibitors-on-mammary-tumor-cells
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Shengzhi Liu, Yao Fan, Andy Chen, Aydin Jalali, Kazumasa Minami, Kazuhiko Ogawa, Harikrishna Nakshatri, Bai-Yan Li, Hiroki Yokota
While bone is a frequent target of breast cancer-associated metastasis, little is known about the effects of tumor-bone interactions on the efficacy of tumor-suppressing agents. Here we examined the effect of two FDA-approved dopamine modulators, Fluphenazine (FP) and Trifluoperazine (TFP), on mammary tumor cells, osteoclasts, osteoblasts, and osteocytes. These agents suppressed proliferation and migration of mammary tumor cells chiefly by antagonizing dopamine receptor D2 and reduced bone resorption by downregulating nuclear factor of activated T-cells, cytoplasmic 1 (Nfatc1)...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768575/the-exotic-jumping-snail-ovachlamys-fulgens-gude-1900-gastropoda-helicarionidae-in-urban-areas-of-the-upper-paran%C3%A3-atlantic-forest
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Ariel A Beltramino, Roberto E Vogler, Alejandra Rumi, Leila B Guzmán, Stella M Martín, Juana G Peso
The exotic land gastropod Ovachlamys fulgens (Gude, 1900), aka the jumping snail, was registered in Eldorado city, Misiones province, constituting the first documented record of that species in Argentina-and for all of South America as well. Identities of the individuals were confirmed through morphological examination, and by a DNA sequencing of the cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene. DNA sequences for the mitochondrial 16S-rRNA and the nuclear 18S-rRNA genes were also obtained from the morphologically-confirmed specimens to gain insights into the genetic background of this species in Argentina, and as additional markers for enhancing the rapidity of identification by governmental authorities who are responsible for managing the presence of exotic species...
May 14, 2018: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767852/membrane-tethered-syntaxin-4-locally-abrogates-e-cadherin-function-and-activates-smad-signals-contributing-to-asymmetric-mammary-epithelial-morphogenesis
#18
Yuina Hirose, Kota Shirai, Yohei Hirai
Spatial and temporal epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a critical event for the generation of asymmetric epithelial architectures. We found that only restricted cell populations in the morphogenic mammary epithelia extrude syntaxin-4, a plasmalemmal t-SNARE protein, and that epithelial cell clusters with artificial heterogenic presentation of extracellular syntaxin-4 undergo asymmetric morphogenesis. A previous study revealed that inducible expression of cell surface syntaxin-4 causes EMT-like cell behaviors in the clonal mammary epithelial cells, where laminin-mediated signals were abolished so that cells readily succumb to initiate EMT...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764858/distinct-regulation-of-snail-in-two-muscle-lineages-of-the-ascidian-embryo-achieves-temporal-coordination-of-muscle-development
#19
Miki Tokuoka, Kenji Kobayashi, Yutaka Satou
The transcriptional repressor Snail is required for proper differentiation of the tail muscle of ascidian tadpole larvae. Two muscle lineages (B5.1 and B6.4) contribute to the anterior tail muscle cells, and are consecutively separated from a transcriptionally quiescent germ cell lineage at the 16- and 32-cell stages. Concomitantly, cells of these lineages begin to express Tbx6.b at the 16- and 32-cell stages, respectively. Meanwhile, Snail expression begins in these two lineages simultaneously at the 32-cell stage...
May 15, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763864/residues-bioaccumulations-and-biomagnification-of-perfluoroalkyl-acids-pfaas-in-aquatic-animals-from-lake-chaohu-china
#20
Wenxiu Liu, Wei He, Jingyi Wu, Ning Qin, Qishuang He, Fuliu Xu
Residual levels of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in seven species of aquatic animals were analyzed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. The distribution, composition, bioaccumulation, and biomagnification of PFAAs and their effect factors were studied. The results showed that: 1) Wet weight concentrations of 17 PFAAs in the aquatic animals ranged from 1.77 to 38.65 ng/g, with a mean value of 12.71 ± 9.21 ng/g. PFOS was the predominant contaminant (4.57 ± 4.57 ng/g, 6.76%-46.25%), followed by PFDA (1...
May 12, 2018: Environmental Pollution
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