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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779273/-effects-of-inhibitory-concentration-minocycline-on-the-proliferation-differentiation-and-mineralization-of-osteoblasts
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Hua-Ying Shao, Yi-Gong Zhang, Xue Yang, Qiong-Yue Zhang, Xiao-Hong Wu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of the inhibitory concentration minocycline on the proliferation, differentiation, and expression of Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and osteopontin (OPN) mRNA of osteoblasts. METHODS: Primary osteoblasts were cultured in osteogenic induction medium containing 0, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 10 μg·mL⁻¹ minocycline. Cell counting kit-8 was used to observe cell proliferation. ALP activity assay, alizarin red S staining, and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to determine cell differentiation and mineralization...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779270/-protective-effects-of-hydrogen-rich-medium-on-lipopolysaccharides-induced-injury-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
#2
Min Zhou, Zuo-Lin Wang
OBJECTIVE: In this study, lipopolysaccharides (LPS) was used to damage human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs) and consequently investigate the protective effects of hydrogen on reducing oxidative stress and cell apoptosis rate. METHODS: hPDLCs were isolated, and then cultured with normal medium+1 μg·mL⁻¹ LPS or with hydrogen-rich medium+
1 μg·mL⁻¹ LPS. Cell proliferation activity was assessed using a cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8), and lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) release was also detected...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779213/differential-toxicity-of-tdp-43-isoforms-depends-on-their-sub-mitochondrial-localization-in-neuronal-cells
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Illari Salvatori, Alberto Ferri, Silvia Scaricamazza, Ilaria Giovannelli, Alessia Serrano, Simona Rossi, Nadia D'Ambrosi, Mauro Cozzolino, Andrea Di Giulio, Sandra Moreno, Cristiana Valle, Maria Teresa Carrì
TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) is an RNA binding protein and a major component of protein aggregates found in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and several other neurodegenerative diseases. TDP-43 exists as a full length protein and as two shorter forms of 25 and 35 kDa. Full length mutant TDP-43s found in ALS patients re-localize from the nucleus to the cytoplasm and in part to mitochondria, where they exert a toxic role associated with neurodegeneration. However, induction of mitochondrial damage by TDP-43 fragments is yet to be clarified...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779192/impact-of-weak-water-deficit-on-growth-photosynthetic-primary-processes-and-storage-processes-in-pine-and-spruce-seedlings
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Ilya E Zlobin, Yury V Ivanov, Alexander V Kartashov, Boris A Sarvin, Andrey N Stavrianidi, Vladimir D Kreslavski, Vladimir V Kuznetsov
We investigated the influence of 40 days of drought on growth, storage processes and primary photosynthetic processes in 3-month-old Scots pine and Norway spruce seedlings growing in perlite culture. Water stress significantly affected seedling water status, whereas absolute dry biomass growth was not substantially influenced. Water stress induced an increase in non-structural carbohydrate content (sugars, sugar alcohols, starch) in the aboveground part of pine seedlings in contrast to spruce seedlings. Due to the relatively low content of sugars and sugar alcohols in seedling organs, their expected contribution to osmotic potential changes was quite low...
May 19, 2018: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779175/anthocyanins-improve-hippocampus-dependent-memory-function-and-prevent-neurodegeneration-via-jnk-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-in-lps-treated-adult-mice
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Muhammad Sohail Khan, Tahir Ali, Min Woo Kim, Myeung Hoon Jo, Jong Il Chung, Myeong Ok Kim
Microglia plays a critical role in the brain and protects neuronal cells from toxins. However, over-activation of microglia leads to deleterious effects. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been reported to affect neuronal cells via activation of microglia as well as directly to initiate neuroinflammation. In the present study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effect of anthocyanins against LPS-induced neurotoxicity in an animal model and in cell cultures. Intraperitoneal injections of LPS (250 μg/kg/day for 1 week) induce ROS production and promote neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration which ultimately leads to memory impairment...
May 19, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779149/an-invitation-to-travel-in-an-interethnic-arena-listening-carefully-to-amerindian-leaders-speeches
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Rafaela Waddington Achatz, Danilo Silva Guimarães
In this article, we identify usual difficulties faced by Brazilian psychologists when dealing with Amerindian Peoples, concerning the systematic violence experienced by those Peoples, who have been suffering and fighting against a process of genocide and ethnocide. To identify those difficulties, we analysed speeches of Amerindian leaders of the State of São Paulo - Guarani Mbya, Pankararu, Xavante, Baniwa, Tupi - Guarani, Terena, Kaingang and Krenak - which were addressed to psychologists. Those speeches were delivered in events promoted by CRP-SP in 2010 and in the 2nd and 3rd Forums "The Amerindian presence in São Paulo" at the Institute of Psychology (USP), in 2014...
May 19, 2018: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779131/production-and-characterization-of-exopolysaccharides-by-geobacillus-thermodenitrificans-arza-6-and-geobacillus-toebii-arza-8-strains-isolated-from-an-armenian-geothermal-spring
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Hovik Panosyan, Paola Di Donato, Annarita Poli, Barbara Nicolaus
The thermal ecosystems, including geothermal springs, are proving to be source of thermophiles able to produce extracellular polysaccharides (EPSs). Among the sixteen thermophilic bacilli isolated from sediment sampled from Arzakan geothermal spring, Armenia, two best EPSs producer strains were identified based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis and phenotypic characteristics, and designated as Geobacillus thermodenitrificans ArzA-6 and Geobacillus toebii ArzA-8 strains. EPSs production was investigated under different time, temperature and culture media's composition...
May 19, 2018: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779127/physiological-and-transcriptomic-analysis-of-a-chronologically-long-lived-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain-obtained-by-evolutionary-engineering
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Mevlüt Arslan, Can Holyavkin, Halil İbrahim Kısakesen, Alican Topaloğlu, Yusuf Sürmeli, Zeynep Petek Çakar
High-throughput aging studies with yeast as a model organism involve transposon-mutagenesis and yeast knockout collection, which have been pivotal strategies for understanding the complex cellular aging process. In this study, a chronologically long-lived Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutant was successfully obtained by using another high-throughput approach, evolutionary engineering, based on systematic selection in successive batch cultures under gradually increasing levels of caloric restriction. Detailed comparative physiological and transcriptomic analyses of the chronologically long-lived mutant and the reference strain revealed enhanced levels of respiratory metabolism, upregulation of genes related to carbohydrate metabolic processes, glycogen-trehalose pathways, stress response, and repression of protein synthesis-related genes in the long-lived mutant SRM11, already in the absence of caloric restriction...
May 19, 2018: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779122/heterologous-expression-of-talaromyces-emersonii-cellobiohydrolase-cel7a-in-trichoderma-reesei-increases-the-efficiency-of-corncob-residues-saccharification
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Ningning Sun, Yuanchao Qian, Weiwei Wang, Yaohua Zhong, Meixue Dai
OBJECTIVE: Improve the hydrolysis efficiency of the Trichoderma reesei cellulase system by heterologously expressing cellobiohydrolase Cel7A (Te-Cel7A) from the thermophilic fungus Talaromyces emersonii. RESULTS: Te-Cel7A was expressed in T. reesei under control of the cdna1 promoter and the generated transformant QTC14 could successfully secrete Te-Cel7A into the supernatant using glucose as carbon source. The recombinant Te-Cel7A had a temperature optimum at 65 °C and an optimal pH of 5, which were similar to those from the native host...
May 19, 2018: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779100/the-influence-of-myofibrils-on-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-myoblasts-cocultured-with-macrophages
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I V Kravchenko, V A Furalev, V O Popov
We studied the effect of myofibrils on proliferation and differentiation of myoblasts cocultured with macrophages as well as the effect of incubation of macrophages with myofibrils on the expression by macrophages of the compounds that are cytokines for muscle cells. In the cocultures, macrophages stimulated the proliferation of myoblasts. Myofibrils greatly enhanced the stimulating effect of macrophages, whereas lipopolysaccharide (LPS) completely abolished it. The culture medium conditioned by macrophages activated the proliferation of myoblasts that were incubated with myofibrils but inhibited it when myoblasts were incubated with LPS...
March 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779099/the-differential-expression-of-adhesion-molecule-and-extracellular-matrix-genes-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-after-interaction-with-cord-blood-hematopoietic-progenitors
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L B Buravkova, E R Andreeva, M V Lobanova, E V Cotnezova, A I Grigoriev
The dynamics of the expression of genes encoding adhesion molecules, molecules of the connective tissue matrix, and its remodeling enzymes was studied in multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from human adipose tissue after interaction with cord blood hematopoietic progenitors (HSPCs). An upregulation of ICAM1 and VCAM1, directly proportional to the coculture time (24-72 h), was found. After 72 h of culturing, a downregulation of the genes encoding the majority of matrix molecules (SPP1; COL6A2,7A1; MMP1,3; TIMP1,3; and HAS1) and cell-matrix adhesion molecules (ITGs) was revealed...
March 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779067/cost-effective-large-scale-expression-of-proteins-for-nmr-studies
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Julia Klopp, Aurélie Winterhalter, Rémy Gébleux, Daniela Scherer-Becker, Christian Ostermeier, Alvar D Gossert
We present protocols for high-level expression of isotope-labelled proteins in E. coli in cost-effective ways. This includes production of large amounts of unlabeled proteins and 13 C-methyl methionine labeling in rich media, where yields of up to a gram of soluble protein per liter of culture are reached. Procedures for uniform isotope labeling of 2 H, 13 C and 15 N using auto-induction or isopropyl-β-D-1-thiogalactopyranoside-induction are described, with primary focus on minimal isotope consumption and high reproducibility of protein expression...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779031/a-novel-ex-vivo-mouse-mesometrium-culture-model-for-investigating-angiogenesis-in-microvascular-networks
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Ariana D Suarez-Martinez, Susanne Bierschenk, Katie Huang, Dana Kaplan, Carolyn L Bayer, Stryder M Meadows, Markus Sperandio, Walter L Murfee
BACKGROUND: The development of models that incorporate intact microvascular networks enables the investigation of multicellular dynamics during angiogenesis. Our laboratory introduced the rat mesentery culture model as such a tool, which would be enhanced with mouse tissue. Since mouse mesentery is avascular, an alternative is mouse mesometrium, the connective tissue of uterine horns. The study's objective was to demonstrate that mouse mesometrium contains microvascular networks that can be cultured to investigate multicellular dynamics during angiogenesis...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778986/breaking-through-the-dilemma-of-whether-to-continue-nursing-newly-graduated-nurses-experiences-of-work-challenges
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Hwey-Fang Liang, Chun-Chih Lin, Kuang-Ming Wu
BACKGROUND: Newly graduated nurses (NGNs) often encounter unique work challenges. PURPOSE: To discover Taiwanese NGNs' experiences of work challenges. METHOD: An interpretive qualitative design was chosen. In-depth interviews were completed with 25 NGNs working in clinical settings in Taiwan. Data were analyzed using content analysis. RESULTS: The essential structure of NGNs' experiences of work challenges was described as struggling and breaking through the dilemma of deciding whether to continue nursing or quit...
May 4, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778974/metabolic-plasticity-during-transition-to-na%C3%A3-ve-like-pluripotency-in-canine-embryo-derived-stem-cells
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I C Tobias, R R Isaac, J G Dierolf, R Khazaee, R C Cumming, D H Betts
Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) have been described in naïve or primed pluripotent states. Domestic dogs are useful translational models in regenerative medicine, but their embryonic stem cells (cESCs) remain narrowly investigated. Primed-like cESCs expanded in the presence of leukemia inhibitory factor and fibroblast growth factor 2 (LIF-FGF2) acquire features of naïve pluripotency when exposed to chemical inhibitors and LIF (2iL). However, proliferation of cESCs is influenced by the pluripotent state and is comparatively slower than human or mouse PSCs...
May 16, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778962/micro-porous-polyetheretherketone-implants-decorated-with-bmp-2-via-phosphorylated-gelatin-coating-for-enhancing-cell-adhesion-and-osteogenic-differentiation
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Jiuping Wu, Linlong Li, Chuan Fu, Fan Yang, Zixue Jiao, Xincui Shi, Yoshihiro Ito, Zongliang Wang, Qinyi Liu, Peibiao Zhang
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a high-performance semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer that is widely used in the orthopedics treatment. However, due to its biological inertness, the surface modification of PEEK using different methods to improve the biocompatibility remains a significant challenge. Herein, we attempted to use the covalently coating of phosphorylated gelatin loaded with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) on hydroxylated micro-porous PEEK films for enhancing the biological activity. Environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and water contact angle measurements were applied to characterize the surface of modified or untreated PEEK films...
May 15, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778948/bioisosteres-of-ethyl-8-ethynyl-6-pyridin-2-yl-4h-benzo-f-imidazo-1-5-a-1-4-diazepine-3-carboxylate-hz-166-as-novel-alpha-2-3-selective-potentiators-of-gaba-a-receptors-improved-bioavailability-enhances-anticonvulsant-efficacy
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J M Witkin, J L Smith, X Ping, S D Gleason, M M Poe, G Li, X Jin, J Hobbs, J M Schkeryantz, J S McDermott, A I Alatorre, J N Siemian, J W Cramer, D C Airey, K R Methuku, V V N P B Tiruveedhula, T M Jones, J Crawford, M J Krambis, J L Fisher, J M Cook, R Cerne
HZ-166 has previously been characterized as an α2,3-selective GABAA receptor modulator with anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and anti-nociceptive properties but reduced motor effects. We discovered a series of ester bioisosteres with reduced metabolic liabilities, leading to improved efficacy as anxiolytic-like compounds in rats. In the present study, we evaluated the anticonvulsant effects KRM-II-81 across several rodent models. In some models we also evaluated key structural analogs. KRM-II-81 suppressed hyper-excitation in a network of cultured cortical neurons without affecting the basal neuronal activity...
May 3, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778922/interval-of-gonadotropin-administration-for-in-vitro-embryo-production-from-oocytes-collected-from-holstein-calves-between-2-and-6-months-of-age-by-repeated-laparoscopy
#18
Hernan Baldassarre, Luke Currin, Laura Michalovic, Anne-Marie Bellefleur, Karina Gutierrez, Rafael G Mondadori, Werner G Glanzner, Yasmin Schuermann, Rodrigo C Bohrer, Naomi Dicks, Rosalba Lopez, François-Xavier Grand, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Jim Gourdon, Vilceu Bordignon
Laparoscopic Ovum Pick-Up (LOPU) in calves followed by in vitro embryo production (IVEP) and transfer (ET) into adult recipients has great potential for accelerated genetic gain through shortening of the generation interval. In this study, 11 Holstein calves were subjected to up to six LOPU procedures between the ages of 2-6 months at 2-3 weeks interval. In all cases, the animals received a CIDR 5 days prior to LOPU and were gonadotropin-stimulated starting at 72 h before LOPU using one of three protocols that were rotated twice among the animals during the study...
May 17, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778905/carbon-dioxide-sensing-in-the-social-context-leaf-cutting-ants-prefer-elevated-co-2-levels-to-tend-their-brood
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Daniela Römer, Martin Bollazzi, Flavio Roces
Social insects show temperature and humidity preferences inside their nests to successfully rear brood. In underground nests, ants also encounter rising CO2 concentrations with increasing depth. It is an open question whether they use CO2 as a cue to decide where to place and tend the brood. Leaf-cutting ants do show CO2 preferences for the culturing of their symbiotic fungus. We evaluated their CO2 choices for brood placement in laboratory experiments. Workers of Acromyrmex lundii in the process of relocating brood were offered a binary choice consisting of two interconnected chambers with different CO2 concentrations...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778872/derivatization-method-for-the-quantification-of-lactic-acid-in-cell-culture-media-via-gas-chromatography-and-applications-in-the-study-of-cell-glycometabolism
#20
Hua-Yin Zhang, Ping-Ping Zhang, Xiao-Xin Tan, Ze-Ze Wang, Kao-Qi Lian, Xiang-Dong Xu, Wei-Jun Kang
Lactic acid represents an important metabolite that reflects mitochondria function and may further serve as energy source for cancer cells. In light of this physiological and pathological significance, we developed a novel and sensitive gas chromatography method to detect lactic acid in cell culture media. Here, ethyl chloroformate was selected as derivative reagent and the derivatization process was further optimized in terms of number of reagents and reaction time as well as extraction reagents. Under optimal conditions, good linearity was achieved in the tested calibration range...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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