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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632275/architectures-of-soft-robotic-locomotion-enabled-by-simple-mechanical-principles
#1
Liangliang Zhu, Yunteng Cao, Yilun Liu, Zhe Yang, Xi Chen
In nature, a variety of limbless locomotion patterns flourish, from the small or basic life forms (Escherichia coli, amoebae, etc.) to the large or intelligent creatures (e.g., slugs, starfishes, earthworms, octopuses, jellyfishes, and snakes). Many bioinspired soft robots based on locomotion have been developed in the past few decades. In this work, based on the kinematics and dynamics of two representative locomotion modes (i.e., worm-like crawling and snake-like slithering), we propose a broad set of innovative designs for soft mobile robots through simple mechanical principles...
June 20, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631571/a-truncated-p53-in-human-lung-cancer-cells-as-a-critical-determinant-of-proliferation-and-invasiveness
#2
Weiying Li, Baitang Lai, Xuehui Yang, Chunyan Zhang, Hui Wang
As a transcription factor, p53 must accumulate in the nucleus to be effective. Signals related to nuclear localization are distributed mainly in the C-terminal of p53. So these nuclear location domains were reserved and the other part of the C-terminal was removed in this study. We investigated whether the truncated p53 (p53(DEL)) may affect proliferation and invasive potential of human lung cancer cells. H1299 and 801D cells expressing full-length p53 and the p53(DEL) were obtained by screening. Cell proliferation assay, cell apoptotic analysis, cell migration assay, and invasion assay were performed...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629855/con4ei-development-of-serious-eye-damage-and-eye-irritation-testing-strategies-with-respect-to-the-requirements-of-the-un-ghs-eu-clp-hazard-categories
#3
Sandra Verstraelen, An R Van Rompay
The main objective of the CON4EI (CONsortium for in vitro Eye Irritation testing strategy) project (2015-2016) was to develop tiered, non-animal testing strategies for serious eye damage and eye irritation assessment in relation to the most important drivers of classification. The serious eye damage and eye irritation potential of a set of 80 chemicals was identified based on existing in vivo Draize eye test data and testing was conducted using the following eight alternative test methods: BCOP (Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability)+histopathology, BCOP-LLBO (BCOP Laser Light-Based Opacitometer), ICE (Isolated Chicken Eye)+histopathology, STE (Short Term Exposure), EpiOcular™ EIT (EpiOcular Eye Irritation Test), EpiOcular™ ET-50 (EpiOcular™ Time-to-toxicity), SkinEthic™ HCE EIT (SkinEthic™ Human Corneal Epithelial Eye Irritation Test), and SMI (Slug Mucosal Irritation)...
June 16, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629144/n%C3%A2-%C2%BA-gaas-augeni-au-thermocouple-type-rf-mems-power-sensors-based-on-dual-thermal-flow-paths-in-gaas-mmic
#4
Zhiqiang Zhang, Xiaoping Liao
To achieve radio frequency (RF) power detection, gain control, and circuit protection, this paper presents n⁺ GaAs/AuGeNi-Au thermocouple-type RF microelectromechanical system (MEMS) power sensors based on dual thermal flow paths. The sensors utilize a conversion principle of RF power-heat-voltage, where a thermovoltage is obtained as the RF power changes. To improve the heat transfer efficiency and the sensitivity, structures of two heat conduction paths are designed: one in which a thermal slug of Au is placed between two load resistors and hot junctions of the thermocouples, and one in which a back cavity is fabricated by the MEMS technology to form a substrate membrane underneath the resistors and the hot junctions...
June 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627650/the-inhibitory-effects-of-deep-sea-water-on-doxorubicin%C3%A2-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#5
So-Young Chun, Soyoung Kim, Kyung-Soo Nam
It has been revealed that the induction of epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) is associated with drug resistance, leading to tumor recurrence and metastasis. Recent studies have shown that chemotherapeutic agents, besides their therapeutic effects, can induce EMT and enhance invasive and metastatic properties of tumor cells. Previously, we revealed that deep-sea water (DSW) exhibited antimetastatic effects in several human cancer cell lines. In the present study, we investigated the effects of DSW on doxorubicin-induced EMT in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells...
June 16, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627280/the-targeting-effect-of-hm2e8b-nctd-liposomes-on-b-lineage-leukemia-stem-cells-is-associated-with-the-hlf-slug-axis
#6
Jingying Zhang, Diyin Shen, Min Jia, Haizhao Zhao, Yongmin Tang
To identify an agent with specific activity against B-lineage leukemia stem cells (B-LSCs), we generated norcantharidin (NCTD)-encapsulated liposomes modified with a novel humanized anti-human CD19 monoclonal antibody, Hm2E8b (Hm2E8b-NCTD-liposomes). These liposomes were specially designed to recognize and kill B-LSCs in vitro, and to decrease non-specific cytotoxicity to untargeted cells. Hm2E8b-NCTD-liposomes selectively ablated B-LSCs through targeting hepatic leukemia factor (HLF), which is implicated in hematopoietic stem cell regulation and is overexpressed in LSCs...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626635/eosinophilic-meningoencephalitis-associated-with-rat-lungworm-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-migration-in-two-nine-banded-armadillos-dasypus-novemcinctus-and-an-opossum-didelphis-virginiana-in-the-southeastern-united-states
#7
Martha F Dalton, Heather Fenton, Christopher A Cleveland, Elizabeth J Elsmo, Michael J Yabsley
Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, was the cause of neural larval migrans in two nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) and one Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) from the southeastern United States. Histologic findings in all three cases included eosinophilic meningoencephalitis with variable numbers of nematode larvae in the meninges or the neuroparenchyma. In two of the three cases, nematodes were extracted from brain tissue via a "squash prep" method. Identification of the nematodes was confirmed by amplification and sequence analysis of the partial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene from all three cases...
August 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616713/modulation-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-emt-mediated-by-p1-and-p2-purine-receptors-in-mdck-cells
#8
Mariachiara Zuccarini, Patricia Giuliani, Silvana Buccella, Valentina Di Liberto, Giuseppa Mudò, Natale Belluardo, Marzia Carluccio, Margherita Rossini, Daniele Filippo Condorelli, Michel Piers Rathbone, Francesco Caciagli, Renata Ciccarelli, Patrizia Di Iorio
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) occurs during embryogenesis or under pathological conditions such as hypoxia, injury, chronic inflammation, or tissue fibrosis. In renal tubular epithelial cells (MDCK), TGF-β1 induces EMT by reducing or increasing epithelial or mesenchymal marker expression, respectively. In this study, we confirmed that the cAMP analogues, 8-CPT-cAMP or N6-Ph-cAMP, inhibited the TGF-β1-driven overexpression of the mesenchymal markers ZEB-1, Slug, Fibronectin, and α-SMA. Furthermore, we showed that A1, A2A, P2Y1, P2Y11, and P2X7 purine receptor agonists modulated the TGF-β1-induced EMT through the involvement of PKA and/or MAPK/ERK signaling...
June 14, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615958/the-critical-role-of-egf-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-glioblastoma
#9
Xingqiang Wang, Shanshi Wang, Xiaolong Li, Shigang Jin, Feng Xiong, Xin Wang
To date, β-catenin has been reported to be implicated in mediating the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in a variety of human cancers, which can be triggered by EGF. However, the mechanisms underlying EGF-β-catenin pathway-induced EMT of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) have not been reported previously. In the present study, immunohistochemistry, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, and Western blot were applied to investigate the effect of EGF-β-catenin pathway on EMT of GBM. Here, we identified that β-catenin mRNA and protein levels were up-regulated in GBM tissues and four kinds of glioblastoma cell lines, including T98G, A172, U87, and U251 cells, compared with normal brain tissue and astrocytes...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615628/glucocorticoids-ameliorate-tgf-%C3%AE-1-mediated-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-airway-epithelium-through-mapk-and-snail-slug-signaling-pathways
#10
Hyun-Woo Yang, Seoung-Ae Lee, Jae-Min Shin, Il-Ho Park, Heung-Man Lee
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is closely associated with tissue remodeling. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a process of tissue remodeling, can be a therapeutic target of CRSwNP. Glucocorticoids are a type of steroid hormone that is used primarily in medical therapy for patients with CRSwNP; however, their effects on EMT in the airway epithelium remain unknown. To investigate the effects of dexamethasone and fluticasone propionate, a class of glucocorticoids, on transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) -induced EMT, we used A549 cells, human primary nasal epithelial cells (hPNECs) and ex vivo organ culture of the inferior turbinate...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615470/identification-of-the-group-b-streptococcus-capsule-type-using-a-dual-phenotypic-genotypic-assay
#11
Areej Alhhazmi, Armaan Pandey, Gregory J Tyrrell
The Group B streptococcus (GBS) capsular polysaccharide (CPS) is an important virulence factor which is also used for GBS typing. There are 10 CPS types (Ia, Ib and II-IX). GBS that do not phenotypically type are considered non-typable. All genes required for CPS synthesis are found on the GBS cps operon, which contains a highly variable CPS-determining region (cpsG-cpsK).The objective of this study was development of an assay to detect sialic acid on the GBS cell surface followed by a genotypic PCR CPS typing assay...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615299/ormeloxifene-suppresses-prostate-tumor-growth-and-metastatic-phenotypes-via-inhibition-of-oncogenic-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-emt-progression
#12
Bilal Bin Hafeez, Aditya Ganju, Mohammed Sikander, Vivek K Kashyap, Zubair Bin Hafeez, Neeraj Chauhan, Shabnam Malik, Andrew E Massey, Manish K Tripathi, Fathi T Halaweish, Nadeem Zafar, Man M Singh, Murali M Yallapu, Meena Jaggi, Subhash C Chauhan
Ormeloxifene (ORM), is a clinically approved selective estrogen receptor modulator, which has also shown excellent anti-cancer activity, thus it can be an ideal repurposing pharmacophore. Herein, we report therapeutic effects of ORM on prostate cancer (PrCa) and elucidate a novel molecular mechanism of its anti-cancer activity. ORM treatment inhibited epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) process as evident by repression of N-cadherin, Slug, Snail, and vimentin, MMPs (MMP2 and MMP3), β-catenin/TCF-4 transcriptional activity, and induced the expression of pGSK3β...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611395/shear-stress-induces-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-transcription-factor-snail
#13
Marwa M Mahmoud, Jovana Serbanovic-Canic, Shuang Feng, Celine Souilhol, Rouyu Xing, Sarah Hsiao, Akiko Mammoto, Jing Chen, Markus Ariaans, Sheila E Francis, Kim Van der Heiden, Victoria Ridger, Paul C Evans
Blood flow influences atherosclerosis by generating wall shear stress, which alters endothelial cell (EC) physiology. Low shear stress induces dedifferentiation of EC through a process termed endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT). The mechanisms underlying shear stress-regulation of EndMT are uncertain. Here we investigated the role of the transcription factor Snail in low shear stress-induced EndMT. Studies of cultured EC exposed to flow revealed that low shear stress induced Snail expression. Using gene silencing it was demonstrated that Snail positively regulated the expression of EndMT markers (Slug, N-cadherin, α-SMA) in EC exposed to low shear stress...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610956/upregulation-of-microrna-137-expression-by-slug-promotes-tumor-invasion-and-metastasis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-through-suppression-of-tfap2c
#14
Tzu-Hua Chang, Meng-Feng Tsai, Chien-Hung Gow, Shang-Gin Wu, Yi-Nan Liu, Yih-Leong Chang, Sung-Liang Yu, Hsing-Chen Tsai, Shih-Wen Lin, Yen-Wei Chen, Po-Yen Kuo, Pan-Chyr Yang, Jin-Yuan Shih
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) regulator, Slug, plays multifaceted roles in controlling lung cancer progression, but its downstream targets and mechanisms in promoting lung cancer progression have not been well defined. In particular, the miRNAs downstream of Slug in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remain undetermined. Here, we report that miR-137 is downstream of the EMT regulator, Slug, in lung cancer cells. Slug binds directly to the E-box of the miR-137 promoter and up-regulates its expression in lung cancer cells...
June 10, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607031/the-mechanism-of-tgf-%C3%AE-mir-155-c-skiregulates-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells
#15
Juan Wang, Wen He, Xiao Xu, Liping Guo, Ying Zhang, Suxia Han, Difei Shen
Human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs) have the potential to undergo fibrogenic endothelial mesenchymal transition (EndMT), which results in matrix-producing fibroblasts and thereby contributes to the pathogenesis of cardiac fibrosis. Recently, the profibrotic cytokine transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is shown to be the crucial pathogenic driver which has been verified to induce EndMT. C-Ski is an important regulator of TGF-β signaling. However, the detailed role of c-Ski and the molecular mechanisms by which c-Ski affects TGF-β-induced EndMT in HCAECs are not largely elucidated...
June 12, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599269/inhibition-of-extracellular-matrix-mediated-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling-suppresses-endometrial-cancer-metastasis
#16
Subhransu S Sahoo, Min Yuan Quah, Sarah Nielsen, Joshua Atkins, Gough G Au, Murray J Cairns, Pravin Nahar, Janine M Lombard, Pradeep S Tanwar
Although aggressive invasion and distant metastases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with endometrial cancer (EC), the requisite events determining this propensity are currently unknown. Using organotypic three-dimensional culture of endometrial cancer cell lines, we demonstrated anti-correlated TGF-β signalling gene expression patterns that arise among extracellular matrix (ECM)-attached cells. TGF-β pathway seemed to be active in EC cells forming non-glandular colonies in 3D-matrix but weaker in glandular colonies...
May 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598615/induction-of-slug-by-chronic-exposure-to-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-promotes-tumor-formation-and-metastasis
#17
Peng Wang, Maria Voronkova, Sudjit Luanpitpong, Xiaoqing He, Heimo Riedel, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, Liying Wang, Yon Rojanasakul
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) represent a major class of engineered nanomaterials that are being used in diverse fields. However, their use has increasingly become a concern because of their carcinogenic potential. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that certain types of CNTs are carcinogenic or tumor-promoting in animal models. However, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms are unclear. Here we report that chronic exposure to single-walled (SW) CNTs results in the induction of Slug, a key transcription factor to induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), in human lung epithelial cells...
June 9, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593135/evaluation-of-cell-death-pathways-initiated-by-antitumor-drugs-melatonin-and-valproic-acid-in-bladder-cancer-cells
#18
Siwei Liu, Bilin Liang, Huiting Jia, Yuhan Jiao, Zhongqiu Pang, Yongye Huang
Effective drug combinations have the potential to strengthen therapeutic efficacy and combat drug resistance. Both melatonin and valproic acid (VPA) exhibit antitumor activities in various cancer cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cell death pathways initiated by anticancer combinatorial effects of melatonin and VPA in bladder cancer cells. The results demonstrated that the combination of melatonin and VPA leads to significant synergistic growth inhibition of UC3 bladder cancer cells. Gene expression studies revealed that cotreatment with melatonin and VPA triggered the up-regulation of certain genes related to apoptosis (TNFRSF10A and TNFRSF10B), autophagy (BECN, ATG3 and ATG5) and necrosis (MLKL, PARP-1 and RIPK1)...
June 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590168/experimental-life-cycle-of-varestrongylus-eleguneniensis-nematoda-protostrongylidae-in-a-captive-reindeer-rangifer-tarandus-tarandus-and-a-muskox-ovibos-moschatus-moschatus
#19
Pratap Kafle, Josh Sullivan, Guilherme G Verocai, Susan J Kutz
The life-cycle of a recently described protostrongylid lungworm, Varestrongylus eleguneniensis, which infects caribou, muskoxen, and moose from Arctic and boreal regions of North America, was completed experimentally for the first time. A pilot study produced no patent infections when the muskox and reindeer were exposed to 51 and 30 infective third-stave larvae (L3) respectively, derived from a non-native intermediate host, Deroceras reticulatum. In the present study, a native North American native slug species, Deroceras leave was infected with the first-stage larvae (L1), isolated from the feces of wild muskoxen, to generate L3 which were administered to a captive reindeer calf ( 250 L3) and an adult captive muskox (380 L3)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586020/altered-expression-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-pluripotent-associated-markers-by-sex-steroid-hormones-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#20
So-Ye Jeon, Kyung-A Hwang, Cho-Won Kim, Eui-Bae Jeung, Kyung-Chul Choi
Embryonic stem (ES) cells are pluripotent stem cells derived from a developmental stage of pre‑implanted embryos. The present study investigated the effect of female sex steroid hormones on the characteristics of human ES cells by using a feeder‑free culture protocol. In a feeder‑free condition without sex hormones, human ES cells assumed the form of tightly packed cells that grow in a monolayer. The cells had clean and defined edges with no evidence of differentiation and expressed several markers specific for undifferentiated ES cells including POU class 5 homeobox 1 (POU5F1), sex determining region Y‑box 2 (SOX2) and NANOG homeobox (NANOG)...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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