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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454024/development-of-an-in-vitro-screening-method-of-acute-cytotoxicity-of-the-pyrrolizidine-alkaloid-lasiocarpine-in-human-and-rodent-hepatic-cell-lines-by-increasing-susceptibility
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Kristina Forsch, Verena Schöning, Lucia Disch, Beate Siewert, Matthias Unger, Jürgen Drewe
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are secondary plant ingredients formed in many plant species to protect against predators. PAs are generally considered acutely hepatotoxic, genotoxic and carcinogenic. Up to now, only few in vitro and in vivo investigations were performed to evaluate their relative toxic potential. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim was to develop an in vitro screening method of their cytotoxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human and rodent hepatocyte cell lines (HepG2 and H-4-II-E) were used to assess cytotoxicity of the PA lasiocarpine...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453401/endothelial-smoothened-dependent-hedgehog-signaling-is-not-required-for-sonic-hedgehog-induced-angiogenesis-or-ischemic-tissue-repair
#2
Rajesh Gupta, Alexander R Mackie, Sol Misener, Lijun Liu, Douglas W Losordo, Raj Kishore
Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signaling induces neovascularization and angiogenesis. It is not known whether the hedgehog signaling pathway in endothelial cells is essential to angiogenesis. Smoothened (Smo) transduces hedgehog signaling across the cell membrane. This study assessed whether endothelial Smoothened-dependent Shh signaling is required for Shh-mediated angiogenesis and ischemic tissue repair. Endothelial-specific smoothened knockout mice, eSmo Null were created using Cre-lox recombination system. eSmo Null mice had no observable phenotype at baseline and showed normal cardiac function...
February 16, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453290/mouse-and-human-hspc-immobilization-in-liquid-culture-by-cd43-or-cd44-antibody-coating
#3
Dirk Loeffler, Weijia Wang, Alois Hopf, Oliver Hilsenbeck, Paul E Bourgine, Fabian Rudolf, Ivan Martin, Timm Schroeder
Keeping track of individual cell identifications is imperative to the study of dynamic single cell behavior over time. Highly motile hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) migrate quickly and do not adhere, and thus must be imaged very frequently to keep cell identifications. Even worse, they are also flushed away during medium exchange. To overcome these limitations, we tested antibody coating for reducing HSPC motility in vitro. Anti-CD43 and -CD44 antibody coating reduced cell motility of mouse and human HSPCs in a concentration dependent manner...
February 16, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452534/co-culture-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-macrophages-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-human-corneal-epithelial-cells
#4
Won-Yong Jeong, Ji-Hye Kim, Chan-Wha Kim
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is considered as an ocular surface inflammatory disease. Previous studies have shown inflammation plays an important role in the progression and onset of DES. Co-culture of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (HBMSCs) and macrophages showed immunomodulatory effects via regulation of cytokine regulation. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the interaction of these cells on in vitro DES model. The conditioned media (CM) from macrophages, HBMSCs, and HBMSCs + macrophages were treated to human corneal epithelial cells, which showed significant reduction in IL-1α and IL-1β expression levels in HBMSCs + macrophages group...
February 16, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450424/cd44v6-increases-gastric-cancer-malignant-phenotype-by-modulating-adipose-stromal-cell-mediated-ecm-remodeling
#5
Bianca N Lourenço, Nora L Springer, Daniel Ferreira, Carla Oliveira, Pedro L Granja, Claudia Fischbach
CD44, an abundantly expressed adhesion molecule, and its alternative splice variants have been associated with tumorigenesis and metastasis. In the context of gastric cancer (GC), de novo expression of CD44 variant 6 (CD44v6) is found in more than 60% of GCs, but its role in the pathogenesis and progression of this type of cancer remains unclear. Using a combination of media conditioning experiments and decellularized extracellular matrices (ECMs), this study investigates the hypothesis that CD44v6 overexpression enhances tumor cell malignant behavior by modulating stromal cell-mediated ECM remodeling...
February 16, 2018: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450393/management-of-diplopia
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REVIEW
Daniela Adriana Iliescu, Cristina Mihaela Timaru, Nicolae Alexe, Elena Gosav, Algerino De Simone, Mehdi Batras, Cornel Stefan
Diplopia (seeing double) is an ophthalmologic complaint found mainly in elder patients. It can have both ocular and neurological causes. A careful history and clinical examination must detail the type of diplopia (monocular/ binocular), onset, and progression, associated and relieving factors. In case of monocular diplopia, refraction and biomicroscopic examination of the ocular media are mandatory. The cause of ocular misalignment for binocular diplopia must be determined and life-threatening conditions (such as posterior communicating artery aneurysm) must imply an immediate treatment...
July 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449883/production-of-2r-3r-2-3-butanediol-using-engineered-pichia-pastoris-strain-construction-characterization-and-fermentation
#7
Zhiliang Yang, Zisheng Zhang
Background: 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) is a bulk platform chemical with various potential applications such as aviation fuel. 2,3-BD has three optical isomers: (2R, 3R)-, (2S, 3S)- and meso-2,3-BD. Optically pure 2,3-BD is a crucial precursor for the chiral synthesis and it can also be used as anti-freeze agent due to its low freezing point. 2,3-BD has been produced in both native and non-native hosts. Several pathogenic bacteria were reported to produce 2,3-BD in mixture of its optical isomers including Klebsiella pneumoniae and Klebsiella oxytoca ...
2018: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449881/a-copper-controlled-rna-interference-system-for-reversible-silencing-of-target-genes-in-trichoderma-reesei
#8
Lei Wang, Fanglin Zheng, Weixin Zhang, Yaohua Zhong, Guanjun Chen, Xiangfeng Meng, Weifeng Liu
Background: Trichoderma reesei is a primary lignocellulosic enzyme producer in industry. However, the mechanisms underlying cellulase synthesis as well as other physiological processes are insufficiently understood partly due to the sophisticated process for its genetic manipulation. Target gene knockdown by RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful tool for genetic research and biotechnology in eukaryotes including filamentous fungi. Previously reported RNAi system in T. reesei was either uncontrollable or only applicable in certain nutrition state...
2018: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449599/red-blood-cells-are-dynamic-reservoirs-of-cytokines
#9
Elisabeth Karsten, Edmond Breen, Benjamin R Herbert
Red blood cells (RBCs) have been shown to affect immune function and can induce inflammatory responses after transfusion. The transfusion of washed RBCs can significantly reduce adverse effects, however, the soluble factors that may mediate these effects have not been identified. Previous studies have identified, but not quantified, a small number of chemokines associated with RBCs. We isolated RBCs from healthy volunteers and quantified of a panel of 48 cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors in the lysate, cytosol, and conditioned media of these cells using Luminex ® technology...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449589/loss-of-the-homeostatic-protein-bpifa1-leads-to-exacerbation-of-otitis-media-severity-in-the-junbo-mouse-model
#10
Apoorva Mulay, Derek W Hood, Debbie Williams, Catherine Russell, Steve D M Brown, Lynne Bingle, Michael Cheeseman, Colin D Bingle
Otitis Media (OM) is characterized by epithelial abnormalities and defects in innate immunity in the middle ear (ME). Although, BPIFA1, a member of the BPI fold containing family of putative innate defence proteins is abundantly expressed by the ME epithelium and SNPs in Bpifa1 have been associated with OM susceptibility, its role in the ME is not well characterized. We investigated the role of BPIFA1 in protection of the ME and the development of OM using murine models. Loss of Bpifa1 did not lead to OM development...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449318/exosomal-microrna-21-5p-mediates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-paracrine-effects-on-human-cardiac-tissue-contractility
#11
Joshua Mayourian, Delaine K Ceholski, Przemyslaw Gorski, Prabhu Mathiyalagan, Jack F Murphy, Sophia I Salazar, Francesca Stillitano, Joshua M Hare, Susmita Sahoo, Roger J Hajjar, Kevin D Costa
<u>Rationale:</u> The promising clinical benefits of delivering human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) for treating heart disease warrant a better understanding of underlying mechanisms of action. hMSC exosomes increase myocardial contractility; however, the exosomal cargo responsible for these effects remains unresolved. <u>Objective:</u> This study aims to identify lead cardioactive hMSC exosomal microRNAs to provide a mechanistic basis for optimizing future stem cell-based cardiotherapies...
February 15, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448384/thermal-convection-in-three-dimensional-fractured-porous-media
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C Mezon, V V Mourzenko, J-F Thovert, R Antoine, F Fontaine, A Finizola, P M Adler
Thermal convection is numerically computed in three-dimensional (3D) fluid saturated isotropically fractured porous media. Fractures are randomly inserted as two-dimensional (2D) convex polygons. Flow is governed by Darcy's 2D and 3D laws in the fractures and in the porous medium, respectively; exchanges take place between these two structures. Results for unfractured porous media are in agreement with known theoretical predictions. The influence of parameters such as the fracture aperture (or fracture transmissivity) and the fracture density on the heat released by the whole system is studied for Rayleigh numbers up to 150 in cubic boxes with closed-top conditions...
January 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448134/enhancing-proliferation-and-optimizing-the-culture-condition-for-human-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-using-hypoxia-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-2
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Jung-Seok Lee, Seul Ki Kim, Byung-Joo Jung, Seong-Bok Choi, Eun-Young Choi, Chang-Sung Kim
This study aimed to determine the cellular characteristics and behaviors of human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) expanded in media in a hypoxic or normoxic condition and with or without fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) treatment. hBMSCs isolated from the vertebral body and expanded in these four groups were evaluated for cellular proliferation/migration, colony-forming units, cell-surface characterization, in vitro differentiation, in vivo transplantation, and gene expression. Culturing hBMSCs using a particular environmental factor (hypoxia) and with the addition of FGF-2 increased the cellular proliferation rate while enhancing the regenerative potential, modulated the multipotency-related processes (enhanced chondrogenesis-related processes/osteogenesis, but reduced adipogenesis), and increased cellular migration and collagen formation...
January 9, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447897/pattern-of-allergic-rhinitis-among-children-in-ekiti-nigeria
#14
Waheed Atilade Adegbiji, Gabriel Toye Olajide, Anthony Oyebanji Olajuyin, Shuaib Kayode Aremu, Akanbi Ganiyu Olusola
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a chronic and recurrent nasal condition. It is often neglected in children with late presentation. This study aimed at determining the prevalence, sociodemographic features, comorbid illnesses, complications and quality of life in children with allergic rhinitis in the study institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective hospital based study of children with allergic rhinitis in Ekiti state university teaching hospital, Ado Ekiti...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447752/retracted-the-revised-stratigraphy-of-the-hominin-bearing-site-of-kromdraai-gauteng-south-africa-and-associated-perspectives
#15
Laurent Bruxelles, Richard Maire, Amélie Beaudet, Raymond Couzens, Francis Duranthon, Jean-Baptiste Fourvel, Dominic Stratford, Francis Thackeray, José Braga
This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy). This article has been retracted at the request of the co-Editors-in-Chief and the authors. The Results and Discussion of this article duplicate significant parts of book chapter "A revised stratigraphy of Kromdraai", published by L.B., R.M., R.C., F.T. and J.B. in Braga, J. and Thackeray, J.F. (Eds.), "Kromdraai. A Birthplace of Paranthropus in the Cradle of Humankind" (2016, SUN MeDIA MeTRO, pp...
January 2018: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447216/genome-mining-of-streptomyces-scabrisporus-nf3-reveals-symbiotic-features-including-genes-related-to-plant-interactions
#16
Corina Diana Ceapă, Melissa Vázquez-Hernández, Stefany Daniela Rodríguez-Luna, Angélica Patricia Cruz Vázquez, Verónica Jiménez Suárez, Romina Rodríguez-Sanoja, Elena R Alvarez-Buylla, Sergio Sánchez
Endophytic bacteria are wide-spread and associated with plant physiological benefits, yet their genomes and secondary metabolites remain largely unidentified. In this study, we explored the genome of the endophyte Streptomyces scabrisporus NF3 for discovery of potential novel molecules as well as genes and metabolites involved in host interactions. The complete genomes of seven Streptomyces and three other more distantly related bacteria were used to define the functional landscape of this unique microbe. The S...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447019/lysophosphatidic-acid-enhanced-the-osteogenic-and-angiogenic-capability-of-osteoblasts-via-lpa1-3-receptor
#17
Chen Xiaodan, Song Zijun, Chen Rui, Tan Shuyi, Huang Chunhuang, Liu Yanhui, Cheng Bin, Fu Qiang
Lysophosphatidic acid is a serum-derived growth factor that is involved in wound healing. Although in its infancy, a growing body of evidence has demonstrated that lysophosphatidic acid exerts a potentially significant role in regulating bone cell biology. However, previous studies mainly focused on the osteoinductive potential of lysophosphatidic acid, its effects on bone tissue vascularization, another essential element during bone regeneration, remains ill-defined so far. Here in this study, we examined the effects of lysophosphatidic acid on osteogenic differentiation as well as the angiogenesis-inducing capacity of pre-osteoblasts, a cell population that coordinates osteogenic and angiogenic processes in bone regenerating niche...
February 15, 2018: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446800/biology-of-vibrio-cholera-editorial-overview
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EDITORIAL
Felipe Cava
In this monographic issue, we have the pleasure to present contributions from six of the leading laboratories at the forefront of Vibrio cholerae genetics, ecology and evolution, together with a brief tribute by Diego Romero to Doctor Jaime Ferrán y Clua, a pioneering Spanish bacteriologist who developed the first vaccine against this pathogen. V. cholerae is a free-living aquatic bacterium that interacts with and infects a variety of organisms. In humans it causes cholera, the deadly diarrhoea that was responsible for millions of deaths during seven pandemics since 1817, and still thousands every year...
September 2017: International Microbiology: the Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446017/transformation-of-heavy-metal-fractionation-under-changing-environments-a-case-study-of-a-drainage-system-in-an-e-waste-dismantling-community
#19
Seelawut Damrongsiri
The change in environmental conditions during the transportation of contaminated soil and sediment was expected to affect the transformation of heavy metal fractionation. This study disclosed the serious contamination of copper (Cu), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) in the sewer sediment of an e-waste dismantling community in Thailand which may be caused by flushed contaminated soil and e-waste fragments. Two environmental conditions were simulated to observe the transformation of heavy metal fractionation. The anoxic sewer condition was induced using high substrate and sulfate in a closed container...
February 14, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445958/histopathological-and-behavioral-assessments-of-aging-effects-on-stem-cell-transplants-in-an-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Jea-Young Lee, Roger Lin, Hung Nguyen, M Grant Liska, Trenton Lippert, Yuji Kaneko, Cesar V Borlongan
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) displays cognitive and motor symptoms following the initial injury which can be exacerbated by secondary cell death. Aging contributes significantly to the morbidity of TBI, with higher rates of negative neurological and behaviors outcomes. In the recent study, young and aged animals were injected intravenously with human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hADSCs) (Tx), conditioned media (CM), or vehicle (unconditioned media) following TBI. The beneficial effects of hADSCs were analyzed using various molecular and behavioral techniques...
February 15, 2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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