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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352252/towards-an-experimental-classification-system-for-membrane-active-peptides
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G D Brand, M H S Ramada, T C Genaro-Mattos, C Bloch
Mature proteins can act as potential sources of encrypted bioactive peptides that, once released from their parent proteins, might interact with diverse biomolecular targets. In recent work we introduced a systematic methodology to uncover encrypted intragenic antimicrobial peptides (IAPs) within large protein sequence libraries. Given that such peptides may interact with membranes in different ways, resulting in distinct observable outcomes, it is desirable to develop a predictive methodology to categorize membrane active peptides and establish a link to their physicochemical properties...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352077/whole-genome-sequencing-of-suppressor-dna-mixtures-identifies-pathways-that-compensate-for-chromosome-segregation-defects-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
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Xingya Xu, Li Wang, Mitsuhiro Yanagida
Suppressor screening is a powerful method to identify genes that when mutated, rescue the temperature sensitivity of the original mutation. Previously, however, identification of suppressor mutations has been technically difficult. Due to the small genome size of Schizosaccharomyces pombe, we developed a spontaneous suppressor screening technique, followed by a cost-effective sequencing method. Genomic DNAs of 10 revertants which survived at the restrictive temperature of the original temperature sensitive (ts) mutant were mixed together as one sample before constructing a library for sequencing...
January 19, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352041/stress-signaling-jnk2-crosstalk-with-camkii-underlies-enhanced-atrial-arrhythmogenesis
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Jiajie Yan, Weiwei Zhao, Justin K Thomson, Xianlong Gao, Dominic M DeMarco, Elena Carrillo, Biyi Chen, Xiaomin Wu, Kenneth S Ginsburg, Mamdouh Bakhos, Donald M Bers, Mark E Anderson, Long-Sheng Song, Michael Fill, Xun Ai
Rationale: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and advanced age is an inevitable and predominant AF risk factor. However, the mechanisms that couple aging and AF propensity remain unclear, making targeted therapeutic interventions unattainable. Objective: To explore the functional role of an important stress-response c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) in sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ handling and consequently Ca2+-mediated atrial arrhythmias. Methods and Results: We employed a series of cutting-edge electrophysiological and molecular techniques, exploited the power of transgenic mouse models to detail the molecular mechanism, and verified its clinical applicability in parallel studies on donor human hearts...
January 19, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349962/-midterm-clinical-outcome-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-with-early-hip-involved-diseases-treated-with-arthroscopic-technique
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Chun-Bao Li, Wei Qi, Zhi-Gang Wang, Zhong-Li Li, Min Wei, Xu Cai, Qiang Zhang, Juan-Li Zhu, Yang Liu, Yu-Jie Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical outcome of manipulation release combined with arthroscopic debridement and synovia resection under general anesthesia for early hip involvment in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. METHODS: Manipulation release combined with arthroscpic debridement and synovium resection were performed for hip lesion in 22 patients with ankylosing spondylitis from June 2011 to June 2013, incuding 6 males and 16 females with anverage age of 24...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347949/effects-of-surgery-and-anesthetic-choice-on-immunosuppression-and-cancer-recurrence
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REVIEW
Ryungsa Kim
BACKGROUND: The relationship between surgery and anesthetic-induced immunosuppression and cancer recurrence remains unresolved. Surgery and anesthesia stimulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to cause immunosuppression through several tumor-derived soluble factors. The potential impact of surgery and anesthesia on cancer recurrence was reviewed to provide guidance for cancer surgical treatment. METHODS: PubMed was searched up to December 31, 2016 using search terms such as, "anesthetic technique and cancer recurrence," "regional anesthesia and cancer recurrence," "local anesthesia and cancer recurrence," "anesthetic technique and immunosuppression," and "anesthetic technique and oncologic surgery...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347709/interaction-of-a-planar-reacting-shock-wave-with-an-isotropic-turbulent-vorticity-field
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César Huete, Tai Jin, Daniel Martínez-Ruiz, Kun Luo
Linear interaction analysis (LIA) is employed to investigate the interaction of reactive and nonreactive shock waves with isotropic vortical turbulence. The analysis is carried out, through Laplace-transform technique, accounting for long-time effects of vortical disturbances on the burnt-gas flow in the fast-reaction limit, where the reaction-region thickness is significantly small in comparison with the most representative turbulent length scales. Results provided by the opposite slow-reaction limit are also recollected...
November 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346441/a-portable-system-for-processing-donated-whole-blood-into-high-quality-components-without-centrifugation
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Sean C Gifford, Briony C Strachan, Hui Xia, Eszter Vörös, Kian Torabian, Taylor A Tomasino, Gary D Griffin, Benjamin Lichtiger, Fleur M Aung, Sergey S Shevkoplyas
BACKGROUND: The use of centrifugation-based approaches for processing donated blood into components is routine in the industrialized world, as disparate storage conditions require the rapid separation of 'whole blood' into distinct red blood cell (RBC), platelet, and plasma products. However, the logistical complications and potential cellular damage associated with centrifugation/apheresis manufacturing of blood products are well documented. The objective of this study was to evaluate a proof-of-concept system for whole blood processing, which does not employ electromechanical parts, is easily portable, and can be operated immediately after donation with minimal human labor...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344916/the-acute-effects-of-erythromycin-and-oxytetracycline-on-enhanced-biological-phosphorus-removal-system-shift-in-bacterial-community-structure
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Zhetai Hu, Peide Sun, Jingyi Han, Ruyi Wang, Liang Jiao, Pengfei Yang, Jing Cai
Since extensive application, an increasing amount of antibiotics has been released into wastewater treatment plants. In this study, the enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) system was fed with synthetic wastewater containing erythromycin (ERY) and oxytetracycline (OTC) for 7 days to evaluate the variations of solution ortho-P (SOP), volatile fatty acid (VFA), poly-bhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), specific oxygen uptake rater (SOUR), and microbial community in the EBPR system. The obtained results showed that the P-removal efficiency decreased to 0...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343516/stat3-mediated-alterations-in-lysosomal-membrane-protein-composition
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Bethan Lloyd-Lewis, Caroline C Krueger, Timothy J Sargeant, Michael E D'Angelo, Michael J Deery, Renata Feret, Julie A Howard, Kathryn S Lilley, Christine J Watson
Lysosome function is essential in cellular homeostasis. In addition to its recycling role, the lysosome has recently been recognised as a cellular signalling hub. We have shown in mammary epithelial cells, both in vivo and in vitro, that signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3) modulates lysosome biogenesis and can promote the release of lysosomal proteases that culminates in cell death. To further investigate the impact of Stat3 on lysosomal function, we have conducted a proteomic screen of changes in lysosomal membrane protein components induced by Stat3 using an iron nanoparticle enrichment strategy...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343454/rational-design-and-evaluation-of-hbsag-polymeric-nanoparticles-as-antigen-delivery-carriers
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Hitesh Kumar Dewangan, Tarun Pandey, Lakshmi Maurya, Sanjay Singh
The present work is focused on the development and evaluation of single dose sustained-release Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) loaded nanovaccine for Hepatitis B. The conventional treatment suffers from repeated administration and hence requires a booster dose. Therefore, polymeric nanovaccine of HBsAg was developed by double emulsion solvent evaporation technique, utilizing central composite design for formulation optimization. The effects of independent variables (like polymer amount, stabilizer concentration, aqueous/organic phase ratio and homogenizer speed) were also studied on critical quality attributes like particle size and entrapment efficiency...
January 14, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341416/resveratrol-influences-pancreatic-islets-by-opposing-effects-on-electrical-activity-and-insulin-release
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Simone Brouwer, Theresa Hoffmeister, Anne Gresch, Lisa Schönhoff, Martina Düfer
SCOPE: Resveratrol is suggested to improve glycemic control by activation of sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) and has already been tested clinically. Our investigation characterizes the targets of resveratrol in pancreatic beta cells and their contribution to short- and long-term effects on insulin secretion. METHODS AND RESULTS: Islets or beta cells were isolated from C57Bl/6N mice. Electrophysiology was performed with microelectrode arrays and patch-clamp technique, insulin secretion and content were determined by radioimmunoassay, cAMP was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and cytosolic Ca2+ concentration by fluorescence methods...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340981/nanolipid-gel-of-an-antimycotic-drug-for-treating-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-development-and-evaluation
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Dnyanesh Takalkar, Namita Desai
This paper focuses on the development and evaluation of mucoadhesive vaginal gel of fluconazole using nanolipid carriers to enhance tissue deposition in treating vulvovaginal candidiasis. Treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis includes antimycotic agents prescribed for 1 to 7 days or longer, in relapse either orally or topically. The delivery of fluconazole as nanolipid carriers in vaginal gel can be proposed as suitable alternative to the existing conventional formulations to improve the patient acceptability, compliance and localized drug action...
January 16, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339438/quantifying-exosome-secretion-from-single-cells-reveals-a-modulatory-role-for-gpcr-signaling
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Frederik Johannes Verweij, Maarten P Bebelman, Connie R Jimenez, Juan J Garcia-Vallejo, Hans Janssen, Jacques Neefjes, Jaco C Knol, Richard de Goeij-de Haas, Sander R Piersma, S Rubina Baglio, Matthijs Verhage, Jaap M Middeldorp, Anoek Zomer, Jacco van Rheenen, Marc G Coppolino, Ilse Hurbain, Graça Raposo, Martine J Smit, Ruud F G Toonen, Guillaume van Niel, D Michiel Pegtel
Exosomes are small endosome-derived extracellular vesicles implicated in cell-cell communication and are secreted by living cells when multivesicular bodies (MVBs) fuse with the plasma membrane (PM). Current techniques to study exosome physiology are based on isolation procedures after secretion, precluding direct and dynamic insight into the mechanics of exosome biogenesis and the regulation of their release. In this study, we propose real-time visualization of MVB-PM fusion to overcome these limitations. We designed tetraspanin-based pH-sensitive optical reporters that detect MVB-PM fusion using live total internal reflection fluorescence and dynamic correlative light-electron microscopy...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337660/guidance-for-evaluating-the-safety-of-experimental-releases-of-mosquitoes-emphasizing-mark-release-recapture-techniques
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Mark Q Benedict, J Derek Charlwood, Laura C Harrington, L Philip Lounibos, William K Reisen, Walter J Tabachnick
Experimental releases of mosquitoes are performed to understand characteristics of populations related to the biology, ability to transmit pathogens, and ultimately their control. In this article, we discuss considerations related to the safety of experimental releases of living mosquitoes, applying principles of good practice in vector biology that protect human health and comfort. We describe specific factors of experimental releases of mosquitoes that we believe are critical to inform institutional biosafety committees and similar review boards to which proposals to conduct mosquito release experiments have been submitted...
January 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335402/a-partially-open-inward-facing-intermediate-conformation-of-leut-is-associated-with-na-release-and-substrate-transport
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Daniel S Terry, Rachel A Kolster, Matthias Quick, Michael V LeVine, George Khelashvili, Zhou Zhou, Harel Weinstein, Jonathan A Javitch, Scott C Blanchard
Neurotransmitter:sodium symporters (NSS), targets of antidepressants and psychostimulants, clear neurotransmitters from the synaptic cleft through sodium (Na+)-coupled transport. Substrate and Na+ are thought to be transported from the extracellular to intracellular space through an alternating access mechanism by coordinated conformational rearrangements in the symporter that alternately expose the binding sites to each side of the membrane. However, the mechanism by which the binding of ligands coordinates conformational changes occurring on opposite sides of the membrane is not well understood...
January 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329209/gentamicin-sulfate-peg-plga-plga-h-nanoparticles-screening-design-and-antimicrobial-effect-evaluation-toward-clinic-bacterial-isolates
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Rossella Dorati, Antonella DeTrizio, Melissa Spalla, Roberta Migliavacca, Laura Pagani, Silvia Pisani, Enrica Chiesa, Bice Conti, Tiziana Modena, Ida Genta
Nanotechnology is a promising approach both for restoring or enhancing activity of old and conventional antimicrobial agents and for treating intracellular infections by providing intracellular targeting and sustained release of drug inside infected cells. The present paper introduces a formulation study of gentamicin loaded biodegradable nanoparticles (Nps). Solid-oil-in water technique was studied for gentamicin sulfate nanoencapsulation using uncapped Polylactide-co-glycolide (PLGA-H) and Polylactide-co-glycolide-co-Polyethylenglycol (PLGA-PEG) blends...
January 12, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325469/current-update-of-a-thermosensitive-liposomes-composed-of-dppc-and-brij78
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Laurence Ho, Mehrdad Bokharaei, Shyh-Dar Li
Thermosensitive liposomes (TSLs) have been a prominent area of study in the discipline of tumor-targeted chemotherapeutics. The representative product of TSLs is ThermoDox® (DPPC/lyso-PC/PEG-lipid), which has advanced to Phase III clinical trials. Various groups have sought to develop a new TSL to improve upon the LTSL (lyso-lipid temperature sensitive liposomes) formulation that is used to prepare ThermoDOX®. This review focuses on the development and recent update of an innovative TSL formulation, HaT-liposomes composed of DPPC and Brij78...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325456/dual-purpose-vardenafil-hydrochloride-dapoxetine-hydrochloride-orodispersible-tablets-in-vitro-formulation-evaluation-stability-study-and-in-vivo-comparative-pharmacokinetic-study-in-healthy-human-subjects
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Khaled El-Refaie, Mahmoud H Teaima, Mohamed A El-Nabarawi
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the most important disorder after premature ejaculation for sexual activity in men. Vardenafil Hydrochloride (VH) is an oral therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. VH oral disintegrating tablets (ODTs) have been prepared by freeze drying technique to improve its dissolution profile and the overall clinical performance. Dapoxetine Hydrochloride (DH) was added to the best three formulae of the prepared VH ODTs to treat premature ejaculation. All the ODTs formulae were evaluated for weight variation, friability, drug content, in-vitro disintegration time, wetting time, and the dissolution study...
January 11, 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324696/quantitative-assessment-of-antimicrobial-activity-of-plga-films-loaded-with-4-hexylresorcinol
#19
Michael Kemme, Regina Heinzel-Wieland
Profound screening and evaluation methods for biocide-releasing polymer films are crucial for predicting applicability and therapeutic outcome of these drug delivery systems. For this purpose, we developed an agar overlay assay embedding biopolymer composite films in a seeded microbial lawn. By combining this approach with model-dependent analysis for agar diffusion, antimicrobial potency of the entrapped drug can be calculated in terms of minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs). Thus, the topical antiseptic 4-hexylresorcinol (4-HR) was incorporated into poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) films at different loadings up to 3...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317755/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antitumor-potential-of-carvacrol-nanoemulsion-against-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells-via-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis
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Imran Khan, Ashutosh Bahuguna, Pradeep Kumar, Vivek K Bajpai, Sun Chul Kang
Carvacrol is present abundantly in the essential oils of many medicinal plants and well known for its numerous biological activities. Since partial solubility in water and physicochemical instability limits its industrial uses, the present study was performed to prepare a carvacrol nanoemulsion (CANE) using an ultrasonication technique and further evaluation of its anticancer potential against human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells. The nanoemulsion formulation was optimized by varying carvacrol and polysorbate 80 ratios and characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), which revealed a negative surface charge with a mean droplet size between 105...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
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