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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539041/outer-membrane-vesicles-derived-from-salmonella-enteritidis-protect-against-the-virulent-wild-type-strain-infection-in-a-mouse-model
#1
Qiong Liu, Jie Yi, Kang Liang, Xiangmin Zhang, Qing Liu
Food-borne contamination and salmonellosis caused by Salmonella Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) are a significant threat to human health and poultry enterprises. Outer membrane vesicles (OMVs), which are naturally secreted by gram-negative bacteria, could be a good vaccine option because they have many biologically active substances, including lipopolysaccharides (LPS), outer membrane proteins (OMPs), and phospholipids, as well as periplasmic components. In the present study, we purified OMVs derived from S. Enteritidis and analyzed their characteristics through silver staining and sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538979/stanniocalcin-1-is-an-ocular-hypotensive-agent-and-a-downstream-effector-molecule-that-is-necessary-for-the-intraocular-pressure-lowering-effects-of-latanoprost
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Gavin W Roddy, Kimberly B Viker, Nelson S Winkler, Cindy K Bahler, Bradley H Holman, David Sheikh-Hamad, Uttio Roy Chowdhury, W Daniel Stamer, Michael P Fautsch
Purpose: To identify downstream signaling molecules through which intraocular pressure (IOP) is lowered following treatment with the prostaglandin analog latanoprost. Methods: Total RNA and protein isolated from primary human Schlemm's canal cells (n = 3) treated with latanoprost (free acid; 100 nM) were processed for quantitative PCR and Western blot analysis. IOP was evaluated in stanniocalcin-1 (STC-1-/-) and wild-type mice following treatment with latanoprost or Rho kinase inhibitor Y27632...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538943/low-serum-chromium-is-rare-in-patients-that-underwent-endoscopic-gastrostomy-for-long-term-enteral-feeding
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Carla Adriana Santos, Jorge Fonseca, Elisabete Carolino, António Sousa Guerreiro
BACKGROUND: Patients that underwent Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) present with protein-energy malnutrition. Trace elements are required in small quantities and Chromium (Cr) displays a major role in the metabolism. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate Cr levels and its relationship with serum proteins, BMI and underlying diseases during the first 3 months of PEG feeding. METHODS: Prospective observational study during 3-months, when PEG was performed (T0), after 4 (T1), and 12 weeks (T3)...
May 18, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538763/myosin-binding-protein-c-compound-heterozygous-variant-effect-on-the-phenotypic-expression-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Julianny Freitas Rafael, Fernando Eugênio Dos Santos Cruz, Antônio Carlos Campos de Carvalho, Ilan Gottlieb, José Guilherme Cazelli, Ana Paula Siciliano, Glauber Monteiro Dias
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an autosomal dominant genetic disease caused by mutations in genes encoding sarcomere proteins. It is the major cause of sudden cardiac death in young high-level athletes. Studies have demonstrated a poorer prognosis when associated with specific mutations. The association between HCM genotype and phenotype has been the subject of several studies since the discovery of the genetic nature of the disease. This study shows the effect of a MYBPC3 compound variant on the phenotypic HCM expression...
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538738/solid-phase-synthesis-cyclization-and-site-specific-functionalization-of-aziridine-containing-tetrapeptides
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Benjamin K W Chung, Christopher J White, Andrei K Yudin
Cyclic tetrapeptides comprise a potent and selective class of molecules with a wide range of biological activities, including the phytotoxic activity of tentoxin and the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory effects of chlamydocin. The incorporation of a functional aziridine group within cyclic peptides enables their conformational control and allows for late-stage and site-selective functionalization of these molecules, thereby creating the potential for covalent protein labeling. This protocol describes the solid-phase synthesis, cyclization, and site-specific structural modification of aziridine-containing tetrapeptides...
June 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538729/cryo-em-structure-of-the-activated-glp-1-receptor-in-complex-with-a-g-protein
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Yan Zhang, Bingfa Sun, Dan Feng, Hongli Hu, Matthew Chu, Qianhui Qu, Jeffrey T Tarrasch, Shane Li, Tong Sun Kobilka, Brian K Kobilka, Georgios Skiniotis
Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is a hormone with essential roles in regulating insulin secretion, carbohydrate metabolism and appetite. GLP-1 effects are mediated through binding to the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R), a class B G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that signals primarily through the stimulatory G protein Gs. Class B GPCRs are important therapeutic targets; however, our understanding of their mechanism of action is limited by the lack of structural information on activated and full-length receptors. Here we report the cryo-electron microscopy structure of the peptide-activated GLP-1R-Gs complex at near atomic resolution...
May 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538724/applying-systems-level-spectral-imaging-and-analysis-to-reveal-the-organelle-interactome
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Alex M Valm, Sarah Cohen, Wesley R Legant, Justin Melunis, Uri Hershberg, Eric Wait, Andrew R Cohen, Michael W Davidson, Eric Betzig, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
The organization of the eukaryotic cell into discrete membrane-bound organelles allows for the separation of incompatible biochemical processes, but the activities of these organelles must be coordinated. For example, lipid metabolism is distributed between the endoplasmic reticulum for lipid synthesis, lipid droplets for storage and transport, mitochondria and peroxisomes for β-oxidation, and lysosomes for lipid hydrolysis and recycling. It is increasingly recognized that organelle contacts have a vital role in diverse cellular functions...
May 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538692/exploring-anti-prion-glyco-based-and-aromatic-scaffolds-a-chemical-strategy-for-the-quality-of-life
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REVIEW
María Teresa Blázquez-Sánchez, Ana M de Matos, Amélia P Rauter
Prion diseases are fatal neurodegenerative disorders caused by protein misfolding and aggregation, affecting the brain progressively and consequently the quality of life. Alzheimer's is also a protein misfolding disease, causing dementia in over 40 million people worldwide. There are no therapeutics able to cure these diseases. Cellular prion protein is a high-affinity binding partner of amyloid β (Aβ) oligomers, the most toxic species in Alzheimer's pathology. These findings motivate the development of new chemicals for a better understanding of the events involved...
May 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538690/dysregulation-of-mirna-expression-in-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-cafs-and-its-consequences-on-the-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Maren Schoepp, Anda Jana Ströse, Jörg Haier
The tumor microenvironment, including cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF), has developed as an important target for understanding tumor progression, clinical prognosis and treatment responses of cancer. Cancer cells appear to transform normal fibroblasts (NF) into CAFs involving direct cell-cell communication and epigenetic regulations. This review summarizes the current understanding on miR involvement in cancer cell-tumor environment/stroma communication, transformation of NFs into CAFs, their involved targets and signaling pathways in these interactions; and clinical relevance of CAF-related miR expression profiles...
May 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538683/metabolic-investigations-of-the-molecular-mechanisms-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Robert Powers, Shulei Lei, Annadurai Anandhan, Darrell D Marshall, Bradley Worley, Ronald L Cerny, Eric D Dodds, Yuting Huang, Mihalis I Panayiotidis, Aglaia Pappa, Rodrigo Franco
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by fibrillar cytoplasmic aggregates of α-synuclein (i.e., Lewy bodies) and the associated loss of dopaminergic cells in the substantia nigra. Mutations in genes such as α-synuclein (SNCA) account for only 10% of PD occurrences. Exposure to environmental toxicants including pesticides and metals (e.g., paraquat (PQ) and manganese (Mn)) is also recognized as an important PD risk factor. Thus, aging, genetic alterations, and environmental factors all contribute to the etiology of PD...
May 24, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538671/engineering-exosomes-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Katie E Gilligan, Róisín M Dwyer
There remains an urgent need for novel therapeutic strategies to treat metastatic cancer, which results in over 8 million deaths annually worldwide. Following secretion, exosomes are naturally taken up by cells, and capable of the stable transfer of drugs, therapeutic microRNAs and proteins. As knowledge of the biogenesis, release and uptake of exosomes continues to evolve, and thus also has interest in these extracellular vesicles as potential tumor-targeted vehicles for cancer therapy. The ability to engineer exosome content and migratory itinerary holds tremendous promise...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538660/regulatory-plasticity-of-earthworm-wmt-2-gene-expression
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Victoria Drechsel, Karl Schauer, Maja Šrut, Martina Höckner
Metallothioneins (MTs) are multifunctional proteins occurring throughout the animal kingdom. While the expression and transcriptional regulation of MTs is well-studied in vertebrates, the mechanism of MT activation is still unknown for most invertebrates. Therefore, we examined wMT-2 gene regulation and expression patterns in Lumbricus rubellus and L. terrestris. Transcription levels, the occupation of DNA binding sites, the expression of putative transcriptional regulators, and promotor DNA methylation were determined...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538649/attenuation-of-hemorrhage-associated-lung-injury-by-adjuvant-treatment-with-c23-an-oligopeptide-derived-from-cold-inducible-rna-binding-protein-cirp
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Fangming Zhang, Weng-Lang Yang, Max Brenner, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is an important cause of mortality. HS is associated with an elevated incidence of acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), significantly contributing to HS morbidity and mortality. Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) is released into the circulation during HS and can cause lung injury. C23 is a CIRP-derived oligopeptide that binds with high affinity to the CIRP receptor and inhibits CIRP-induced phagocyte secretion of TNF-α...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538606/assessing-severity-in-pediatric-pneumonia-predictors-of-the-need-for-major-medical-interventions
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Are Stuwitz Berg, Christopher Stephen Inchley, Hans Olav Fjaerli, Truls Michael Leegaard, Britt Nakstad
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine potential predictors of the need for major medical interventions in the context of assessing severity in pediatric pneumonia. METHODS: This was a prospective, cohort study of previously healthy children and adolescents younger than 18 years presenting to the pediatric emergency room with clinically suspected pneumonia and examining both the full cohort and those with radiologically confirmed pneumonia. The presence of hypoxemia (peripheral oxygen saturation ≤92%), age-specific tachypnea, high temperature (≥38...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538564/discussion-combining-smoothened-agonist-and-nel-like-protein-1-enhances-bone-healing
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Ryan C Ransom, Michael T Longaker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538438/differential-regulation-of-the-autophagy-and-proteasome-pathways-in-skeletal-muscles-in-sepsis
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Flavia Stana, Marija Vujovic, Dominique Mayaki, Jean-Philippe Leduc-Gaudet, Philippe Leblanc, Laurent Huck, Sabah N A Hussain
OBJECTIVES: Skeletal muscle fiber atrophy develops in response to severe sepsis, but it is unclear as to how the proteolytic pathways that are involved in its development are differentially regulated. We investigated the link between sepsis-induced fiber atrophy and activation of the proteasome and autophagy pathways and whether the degree of activation is more severe and sustained in limb muscles than it is in the diaphragm. DESIGN: Randomized controlled experiment...
May 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538409/a-case-report-of-pedigree-of-a-homozygous-mutation-of-the-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein-causing-lipoid-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Rong Fu, Lin Lu, Jun Jiang, Min Nie, Xiaojing Wang, Zhaolin Lu
RATIONALE: Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LCAH) is extremely rare, but is the most fatal form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia resulting from mutations in the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR) gene. LCAH arises from severe defects in the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, the precursor of all steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case was reported that an 11-month-old Chinese girl who presented with a sex development disorder and hyponatremia...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538403/serum-plr-and-lmr-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-can-they-show-the-disease-activity
#18
Ying Jiang, Mingcui Zang, Shanshan Li
The aim of this study is to determine platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocytes to monocytes ratio (LMR) levels in Behçet's disease (BD) and to investigate their relationships with disease activity.Hematological and inflammatory parameters including high-sensitivity C-reactive proteins (hs-CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), PLR, and LMR were examined in BD and healthy controls.Data from 140 patients with BD (108 with active and 32 with inactive disease) and 107 controls were enrolled. PLR (153...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538400/carbon-monoxide-releasing-molecule-2-suppresses-thrombomodulin-and-endothelial-protein-c-receptor-expression-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-vitro
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Xianglin Meng, Dongsheng Fei, Mingming Liu, Songlin Yang, Ning Song, Lei Jiang, Kai Kang, Chuanchuan Nan, Yunpeng Luo, Shangha Pan, Mingyan Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to observe the counter-effect of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-2 (CORM-2) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-suppressed thrombomodulin (TM) and endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) expressions from human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC), and to reveal its mechanisms. METHODS: HUVECs were divided into 5 treatment groups, wherein reagents were added simultaneously. TM and EPCR proteins of the cells and the culture medium levels of soluble TM, soluble EPCR, and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) were detected after administration, whereas mRNA levels of TM and EPCR, as well as nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) activity among groups, were also evaluated...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538395/palisaded-neutrophilic-and-granulomatous-dermatitis-as-a-novel-cause-of-hypercalcemia-a-case-report
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Michihito Kono, Tomoka Hasegawa, So Nagai, Toshio Odani, Kazumasa Akikawa, Yukiko Nomura, Hidetsugu Sato, Keisuke Kikuchi, Norio Amizuka, Hideaki Kikuchi
RATIONALE: Palisaded neutrophilic and granulomatous dermatitis (PNGD) is a benign, inflammatory dermatosis with distinct histopathological features often observed in patients with systemic diseases. There were no reports of PNGD without underlying systemic diseases as an underlying cause of hypercalcemia. Herein, we report a case of a 62-year-old man with hypercalcemia due to PNGD, but with no underlying systemic diseases, including tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, or vasculitis. PATIENT CONCERNS: Laboratory tests showed an elevated C-reactive protein level, an elevated corrected calcium level, a normal 25-hydroxyvitamin D level, and an elevated 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D level...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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