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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103900/gde2-is-essential-for-neuronal-survival-in-the-postnatal-mammalian-spinal-cord
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Clinton Cave, Sungjin Park, Marianeli Rodriguez, Mai Nakamura, Ahmet Hoke, Mikhail Pletnikov, Shanthini Sockanathan
BACKGROUND: Glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterase 2 (GDE2) is a six-transmembrane protein that cleaves glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchors to regulate GPI-anchored protein activity at the cell surface. In the developing spinal cord, GDE2 utilizes its enzymatic function to regulate the production of specific classes of motor neurons and interneurons; however, GDE2's roles beyond embryonic neurogenesis have yet to be defined. METHOD: Using a panel of histological, immunohistochemical, electrophysiological, behavioral, and biochemistry techniques, we characterized the postnatal Gde2 (-/-) mouse for evidence of degenerative neuropathology...
January 19, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100113/characterization-and-production-of-multifunctional-cationic-peptides-derived-from-rice-proteins
#2
Masayuki Taniguchi, Akihito Ochiai
Food proteins have been identified as a source of bioactive peptides. These peptides are inactive within the sequence of the parent protein and must be released during gastrointestinal digestion, fermentation, or food processing. Of bioactive peptides, multifunctional cationic peptides are more useful than other peptides that have specific activity in promotion of health and/or the treatment of diseases. We have identified and characterized cationic peptides from rice enzymes and proteins that possess multiple functions, including antimicrobial, endotoxin-neutralizing, arginine gingipain-inhibitory, and/or angiogenic activities...
January 19, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096670/lung-targeting-drug-delivery-system-of-baicalin-loaded-nanoliposomes-development-biodistribution-in-rabbits-and-pharmacodynamics-in-nude-mice-bearing-orthotopic-human-lung-cancer
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Yumeng Wei, Jing Liang, Xiaoli Zheng, Chao Pi, Hao Liu, Hongru Yang, Yonggen Zou, Yun Ye, Ling Zhao
The present study aims to develop a kind of novel nanoliposomes for the lung-targeting delivery system of baicalin as a Chinese medicine monomer. Baicalin-loaded nanoliposomes were prepared by the effervescent dispersion and lyophilized techniques. Baicalin-loaded nanoliposomes had an average particle size of 131.7±11.7 nm with 0.19±0.02 polydispersity index, 82.8%±1.24% entrapment efficiency and 90.47%±0.93% of yield and sustaining drug release effect over 24 h and were stable for 12 months at least. In vitro no hemolytic activity was observed for the experimental drug concentration...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094929/effect-of-in-vitro-gastrointestinal-digestion-on-encapsulated-and-nonencapsulated-phenolic-compounds-of-carob-ceratonia-siliqua-l-pulp-extracts-and-their-antioxidant-capacity
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Siham Ydjedd, Sihem Bouriche, Rubén López-Nicolás, Teresa Sánchez-Moya, Carmen Frontela-Saseta, Gaspar Ros-Berruezo, Farouk Rezgui, Hayette Louaileche, Djamel-Edine Kati
To determine the effect of in vitro gastrointestinal digestion on the release and antioxidant capacity of encapsulated and nonencapsulated phenolics carob pulp extracts, unripe and ripe carob pulp extracts were microencapsulated with polycaprolactone via double emulsion/solvent evaporation technique. Microcapsules' characterization was performed using scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectrometry analysis. Total phenolics and flavonoids content and antioxidant activities (ORAC, DPPH, and FRAP) were evaluated after each digestion step...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093890/long-term-follow-up-for-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction-post-radical-prostatectomy-using-nerve-grafts-and-end-to-side-somatic-autonomic-neurorraphy-a-new-technique
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José Carlos Souza Trindade, Fausto Viterbo, André Petean Trindade, Wagner José Fávaro, José Carlos Souza Trindade Filho
: Radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer treatment, although effective, can lead to severe erectile dysfunction. This study describes a new technique, which aims to reestablish the nerve stimulus in penile erection by two sural nerve graft bridges bilaterally, using the end to side neurorraphy. The first bridge is between femoral nerve and dorsal nerve of penis and the second, is between the femoral nerve and the interior of the corpus cavernosum. In this neurorraphy the endings of the newly formed fibres, generated by the femoral nerve, release acetylcholine inside the cavernous bodies, beginning the erection mechanism...
January 17, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093333/characterization-of-oral-disintegrating-film-of-peanut-skin-extract-potential-route-for-buccal-delivery-of-phenolic-compounds
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Marcela Tedesco, Carla Monaco, Rosemary A Carvalho
This paper aimed to develop and characterize oral disintegrating films (ODF) based on gelatin and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) incorporated with peanut skin extract (PSE) as phenolic compounds vehicle. Films were prepared by casting technique varying the polymer ratio (GEL:HPMC 100:0, 25:75, 50:50, 75:25, 0:100) and PSE concentration (20 and 30g/100g film-forming solution). Formulations with high content of gelatin presented insoluble complex possibly due to cross-linking between gelatin and polyphenols...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093120/elucidating-rhizosphere-processes-by-mass-spectrometry-a-review
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Ariana Rugova, Markus Puschenreiter, Gunda Koellensperger, Stephan Hann
The presented review discusses state-of-the-art mass spectrometric methods, which have been developed and applied for investigation of chemical processes in the soil-root interface, the so-called rhizosphere. Rhizosphere soil's physical and chemical characteristics are to a great extent influenced by a complex mixture of compounds released from plant roots, i.e. root exudates, which have a high impact on nutrient and trace element dynamics in the soil-root interface as well as on microbial activities or soil physico-chemical characteristics...
March 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092083/role-of-dopamine-d2-d3-receptors-in-development-plasticity-and-neuroprotection-in-human-ipsc-derived-midbrain-dopaminergic-neurons
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Federica Bono, Paola Savoia, Adele Guglielmi, Massimo Gennarelli, Giovanna Piovani, Sandra Sigala, Damiana Leo, Stefano Espinoza, Raul R Gainetdinov, Paola Devoto, PierFranco Spano, Cristina Missale, Chiara Fiorentini
The role of dopamine D2 and D3 receptors (D2R/D3R), located on midbrain dopaminergic (DA) neurons, in the regulation of DA synthesis and release and in DA neuron homeostasis has been extensively investigated in rodent animal models. By contrast, the properties of D2R/D3R in human DA neurons have not been elucidated yet. On this line, the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) for producing any types of cells has offered the innovative opportunity for investigating the human neuronal phenotypes at the molecular levels...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090002/easy-detection-of-hormone-secretion-from-l%C3%AE-t2-cells-by-using-gaussia-luciferase
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Kazuhiro Satou, Yuta Mochimaru, Takashi Nakakura, Tomoyuki Kusada, Jun Negishi, Shiori Musha, Nanaka Yoshimura, Yukio Kato, Hideaki Tomura
Reproduction is regulated by gonadotropins secreted from gonadotrophs. The production and secretion of gonadotropins are mainly regulated by gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). Agonists or antagonists that influence GnRH action on gonadotrophs are important to regulate reproduction; however, these factors have not been fully characterized due to the lack of simple and easy-to-use techniques to detect gonadotropin secretion from gonadotropin-producing cells. In the present study, we found that Gaussia luciferase (Gluc), which was expressed in LβT2 cells, can be secreted like a luteinizing-hormone (LH) upon stimulation with GnRH...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088458/non-thermal-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-functionalized-dental-implant-for-enhancement-of-bacterial-resistance-and-osseointegration
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Jung-Hwan Lee, Won-Seok Jeong, Seog-Jin Seo, Hae-Won Kim, Kyoung-Nam Kim, Eun-Ha Choi, Kwang-Mahn Kim
OBJECTIVE: Even though roughened titanium (Ti) and Ti alloys have been clinically used as dental implant, they encourage bacterial adhesion, leading to failure of the initial stability. Here, the non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet (NTAPPJ) functionalized Ti and Ti alloy were investigated to promote cellular activities but inhibit the initial attachment of the adherent pioneer bacterium, Streptococcus sanguinis, without topographical changes. METHODS: After the produced radicals from NTAPPJ were characterized, bacterial adhesion to specimens was assessed by PrestoBlue assay and live-dead staining with or without the NTAPPJ functionalizing...
January 11, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079524/spatial-heterogeneity-in-the-time-and-frequency-properties-of-skin-perfusion
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Michele Sorelli, Zlatka Stoyneva, Irina Mizeva, Leonardo Bocchi
Pathological alterations of the microcirculatory system can be identified by measuring the temporal and spectral properties of Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) signals acquired on the skin, and their changes following physiological stimulation. A wide range of stimulation protocols and measurement locations are observed in literature. Researchers often use non-invasive stimulation techniques, such as post-occlusive hyperaemia, cold tests, and local heating. As concerns the stimulation/recording sites, the forearm, fingers, and toes are typically selected to conduct microcirculation studies...
January 12, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069661/bimodal-dynamics-of-granular-organelles-in-primary-renin-expressing-cells-revealed-using-tirf-microscopy
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Charlotte Buckley, Alison R Dun, Audrey Peter, Christopher Bellamy, Kenneth W Gross, Rory R Duncan, John J Mullins
Renin is the initiator and rate-limiting factor in the renin-angiotensin blood pressure regulation system. Although renin is not exclusively produced in the kidney, in nonmurine species the synthesis and secretion of the active circulatory enzyme is confined almost exclusively to the dense core granules of juxtaglomerular (JG) cells, where prorenin is processed and stored for release via a regulated pathway. Despite its importance, the structural organization and regulation of granules within these cells is not well understood, in part due to the difficulty in culturing primary JG cells in vitro and the lack of appropriate cell lines...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068861/a-reformative-shear-precipitation-procedure-for-the-fabrication-of-vancomycin-loaded-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-microspheres
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Lei Wang, Qinmeng Yang, Yirong Chen, Yu Chai, Jiao Jiao Li, Lin Du, Ruizhe Tan, Shenyu Yang, Mei Tu, Bin Yu
This study reports the encapsulation of vancomycin, as a model hydrophilic drug, into poly(lactide-co-glycolide) microspheres using a novel reformative shear precipitation procedure. In contrast to the external aqueous phase used in the conventional microencapsulation technique based on emulsion solvent evaporation/extraction, the reformative shear precipitation procedure explored in this study uses a shear medium composed of glycerol as the viscous medium and ethanol as polymer antisolvent, which is relatively immiscible with the hydrophilic drug...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066743/endoscopic-release-of-internal-snapping-hip-a-review-of-literature
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Alessio Giai Via, Attilio Basile, Mauricio Wainer, Carlos Musa, Johnny Padulo, Rodrigo Mardones
BACKGROUND: Internal snapping hip is a common clinical condition, characterized by an audible or palpable snap of the medial compartment of the hip. In most cases it is asymptomatic, while in a few patients, mostly in athletes who participate in activities requiring extremes of hip range of motion, the snap may become painful (internal snapping hip syndrome - ISHS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a review of current literature, focused on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of ISHS...
July 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063492/interfacial-enzymes-membrane-binding-orientation-membrane-insertion-and-activity
#15
S A Tatulian
Most interfacial enzymes undergo activation upon membrane binding. Interfacial activation is determined not only by the binding strength but also by the specific mode of protein-membrane interactions, including the angular orientation and membrane insertion of the enzymes. This chapter describes biophysical techniques to quantitatively evaluate membrane binding, orientation, membrane insertion, and activity of secreted phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and lipoxygenase (LO) enzymes. Procedures for recombinant production and purification of human pancreatic PLA2 and human 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) are also presented...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058453/early-history-of-the-breeding-of-amino-acid-producing-strains
#16
Shigeru Nakamori
Amino acid production started in Japan in 1908 with the extraction of monosodium glutamate (MSG) from acid hydrolysates of proteins. In addition to extraction, other methods of amino acid production include chemical synthesis, fermentation, and enzymatic synthesis both for glutamic acid and other amino acids. In this chapter, we review the historical transition of these production methods; currently, fermentation is the chief production method of amino acids. All wild-type microorganisms possess a negative feedback control system (feedback inhibition and repression) on the enzymes within the amino acid biosynthetic pathways...
January 6, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058014/anti-viral-role-of-toll-like-receptor-4-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-an-in-vitro-study
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Dipanwita Das, Neelakshi Sarkar, Isha Sengupta, Ananya Pal, Debraj Saha, Manikankana Bandopadhyay, Chandrima Das, Jimmy Narayan, Shivram Prasad Singh, Runu Chakravarty
AIM: Toll like receptors plays a significant anti-viral role in different infections. The aim of this study was to look into the role of toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) in hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. METHODS: Real time PCR was used to analyze the transcription of TLR4 signaling molecules, cell cycle regulators and HBV DNA viral load after triggering the HepG2.2.15 cells with TLR4 specific ligand. Nuclear factor (NF)-κB translocation on TLR4 activation was analyzed using microscopic techniques...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053624/alkyl-cinnamates-induce-protein-kinase-c-translocation-and-anticancer-activity-against-breast-cancer-cells-through-induction-of-the-mitochondrial-pathway-of-apoptosis
#18
Suman Jyoti Deka, Narsimha Mamdi, Debasis Manna, Vishal Trivedi
PURPOSE: The protein kinase C (PKC) family of serine-threonine kinases plays an important role in cancer cell progression. Thus, molecules that target PKC have potential as anticancer agents. The current study aims to understand the treatment of breast cancer cells with alkyl cinnamates. We have also explored the mechanistic details of their anticancer action and the underlying molecular signaling. METHODS: 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was performed to measure the viability of MDAMB-231 breast cancer cells to assess the anticancer activity of these compounds...
December 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049730/the-role-of-regulatory-domains-in-maintaining-auto-inhibition-in-the-multi-domain-kinase-pkc%C3%AE
#19
Ruth F Sommese, Michael Ritt, Carter J Swanson, Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan
Resolving the conformational dynamics of large multi-domain proteins has proven to be a significant challenge. Here we use a variety of techniques to dissect the individual roles of Protein Kinase Cα's (PKCα) regulatory domains in maintaining catalytic auto-inhibition. We find that while the pseudosubstrate domain is necessary for auto-inhibition it is not sufficient. Instead, each regulatory domain (C1a, C1b, and C2) appears to strengthen the pseudosubstrate-catalytic domain interaction in a nucleotide-dependent manner...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043865/investigation-of-the-cutaneous-penetration-behavior-of-dexamethasone-loaded-to-nano-sized-lipid-particles-by-epr-spectroscopy-and-confocal-raman-and-laser-scanning-microscopy
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Silke B Lohan, Siavash Saeidpour, Agnieszka Solik, Sabine Schanzer, Heike Richter, Pin Dong, Maxim E Darvin, Roland Bodmeier, Alexa Patzelt, Gaith Zoubari, Michael Unbehauen, Rainer Haag, Jürgen Lademann, Christian Teutloff, Robert Bittl, Martina C Meinke
An improvement of the penetration efficiency combined with the controlled release of actives in the skin can facilitate the medical treatment of skin diseases immensely. Dexamethasone (Dx), a synthetic glucocorticoid, is frequently used for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases. To investigate the penetration of nano-sized lipid particles (NLP) loaded with Dx in comparison to a commercially available base cream, different techniques were applied. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy was used to monitor the penetration of Dx, which was covalently labeled with the spin probe 3-(Carboxy)-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-1-pyrrolidinyloxy (PCA)...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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