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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166707/-establishment-of-myocardial-targeted-nanoparticles-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-its-effects-on-prevention-and-treatment-of-myocardial-injury
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Y Y Liu, C Wang, P F Luo, Z F Xia
Objective: To establish 3-{4-[2-hydroxyl-(1-methylethylamino) propoxy] phenyl} propionic acid cetylesters (PAC) modified nanoparticles, and preliminarily explore its cardiomyocyte-targeting function and protection effects on myocardium. Methods: (1) HL-1 myocardial cells were divided into cyanidin-3 (Cy3) marked non-targeted small interference RNA (Cy3-siNC) group and Cy3 marked small interference RNA designed for the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)-p65 gene (Cy3-si435) group according to the random number table, with 3 wells in each group...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166601/triple-function-of-synaptotagmin-7-ensures-efficiency-of-high-frequency-transmission-at-central-gabaergic-synapses
#2
Chong Chen, Rachel Satterfield, Samuel M Young, Peter Jonas
Synaptotagmin 7 (Syt7) is thought to be a Ca(2+) sensor that mediates asynchronous transmitter release and facilitation at synapses. However, Syt7 is strongly expressed in fast-spiking, parvalbumin-expressing GABAergic interneurons, and the output synapses of these neurons produce only minimal asynchronous release and show depression rather than facilitation. To resolve this apparent contradiction, we examined the effects of genetic elimination of Syt7 on synaptic transmission at the GABAergic basket cell (BC)-Purkinje cell (PC) synapse in cerebellum...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166498/evaluation-of-mean-platelet-volume-in-localized-scleroderma
#3
Anil Gulsel Bahali, Ozlem Su, Nazan Emiroglu, Fatma Pelin Cengiz, Mehmet Onur Kaya, Nahide Onsun
BACKGROUND: Localized scleroderma is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by sclerosis of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. Platelets play an important role in inflammation. Following activation, platelets rapidly release numerous mediators and cytokines, which contribute to inflammation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether there was any relation between localized scleroderma and platelet parameters. METHODS: Forty-one patients with localized scleroderma were enrolled in the study...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166141/adherence-to-the-wcrf-aicr-for-women-in-breast-cancer-adjuvant-treatment-submitted-to-educational-nutritional-intervention
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Sheyla de Liz, Francilene Gracieli Kunradi Vieira, Maria Alice Altenburg de Assis, Alyne Lizane Cardoso, Clarice Perucchi Lopes Pazini, Patricia Faria Di Pietro
Patients undergoing breast cancer treatment are susceptible to changes in eating behavior and nutrition status, thus making nutrition education relevant. Based on the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) guide, with recommendations for cancer prevention released in 2007, the present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of educational nutritional intervention for women with breast cancer undergoing treatment while adhering to the 2007 WCRF/AICR guidelines. A nonrandomized clinical trial was conducted with a population composed of female patients, divided in intervention (IG, n = 18) and comparison (CG, n = 68) groups...
November 22, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165807/arabidopsis-thaliana-plants-challenged-with-uranium-reveal-new-insights-into-iron-and-phosphate-homeostasis
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Serge Berthet, Florent Villiers, Claude Alban, Nelson B C Serre, Jacqueline Martin-Laffon, Sylvie Figuet, Anne-Marie Boisson, Richard Bligny, Marcel Kuntz, Giovanni Finazzi, Stéphane Ravanel, Jacques Bourguignon
Uranium (U) is a naturally occurring radionuclide that is toxic to plants. It is known to interfere with phosphate nutrition and to modify the expression of iron (Fe)-responsive genes. The transporters involved in the uptake of U from the environment are unknown. Here, we addressed whether IRT1, a high-affinity Fe(2+) transporter, could contribute to U uptake in Arabidopsis thaliana. An irt1 null mutant was grown hydroponically in different conditions of Fe bioavailability and phosphate supply, and challenged with uranyl...
November 22, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165740/platelets-as-modulators-of-inflammation
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Seok-Joo Kim, Rachelle P Davis, Craig N Jenne
Platelets have classically been considered crucial effector cells in hemostasis, but now are increasingly recognized as players during inflammatory responses in innate and adaptive immunity. Platelets can recognize and kill invading pathogens, and, upon stimulation, also release a wide array of mediators that modify immune and endothelial cell responses. Increased platelet activity can protect the host against infectious insults; however, the excessive activity can lead to inflammation-mediated tissue damage...
November 17, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165552/what-happened-to-the-igf-binding-proteins
#7
Leon A Bach
Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) 1-6 are high affinity regulators of IGF activity. They generally inhibit IGF actions by preventing binding to the IGF-I receptor but may also enhance their actions under some conditions. Post-translational modifications such as glycosylation and phosphorylation modulate IGFBP properties, and IGFBP proteolysis results in IGF release. IGFBPs have more recently been shown to have IGF-independent actions. A number of mechanisms are involved, including modulation of other growth factor pathways, nuclear localization and transcriptional regulation, interaction with the sphingolipid pathway, and binding to non-IGF biomolecules in the extracellular space and matrix, on the cell surface and intracellularly...
November 20, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165472/intracellular-delivery-of-more-than-one-protein-with-spatio-temporal-control
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Miguel M Lino, Susana Simões, Sónia Pinho, Lino Ferreira
Transient, non-integrative modulation of cell function by intracellular delivery of proteins has high potential in cellular reprogramming, gene editing and therapeutic medicine applications. Unfortunately, the capacity to deliver multiple proteins intracellularly with temporal and spatial control has not been demonstrated. Here, we report a near infrared (NIR) laser-activatable nanomaterial that allows for precise control over the release of two proteins from a single nanomaterial. The nanomaterial is formed by gold nanorods (AuNRs) modified with single stranded DNA (ssDNA) to which complementary DNA-conjugated proteins are hybridized...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165384/solid-lipid-nanoparticles-of-albendazole-for-enhancing-cellular-uptake-and-cytotoxicity-against-u-87-mg-glioma-cell-lines
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Gregory Marslin, Karthik Siram, Xiang Liu, Vinoth Kumar Megraj Khandelwal, Shen Xiaolei, Wang Xiang, Gregory Franklin
Albendazole (ABZ) is an antihelminthic drug used for the treatment of several parasitic infestations. In addition to this, there are reports on the anticancer activity of ABZ against a wide range of cancer types. However, its effect on glioma has not yet been reported. In the present study, cytotoxicity of ABZ and ABZ loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (ASLNs) was tested in human glioma/astrocytoma cell line (U-87 MG). Using glyceryl trimyristate as lipid carrier and tween 80 as surfactant spherical ASLNs with an average size of 218...
November 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165378/effects-of-sediment-chemical-properties-on-phosphorus-release-rates-in-the-sediment-water-interface-of-the-steppe-wetlands
#10
Jing He, Derong Su, Shihai Lv, Zhaoyan Diao, Jingjie Xie, Yan Luo
Rising temperature causes a process of phosphorus release, which can be characterized well using phosphorus release rates (VP). The objective of the present study was to investigate the major factors affecting sediment phosphorus release rates through a wetland habitat simulation experiment. The results showed that the VP of different wetland sediments were different and changed with the order of W-R (river wetland) > W-L (lake wetland) > W-M (grassy marsh wetland) > W-A (reservoir wetland). The main driving factors which influenced sediment phosphorus flux velocity in the sediment-water interface were sediment B-SO₄(2-), B-MBN and A-MBP content...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165248/neuromodulatory-connectivity-defines-the-structure-of-a-behavioral-neural-network
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Feici Diao, Amicia D Elliott, Fengqiu Diao, Sarav Shah, Benjamin H White
Neural networks are typically defined by their synaptic connectivity, yet synaptic wiring diagrams often provide limited insight into network function. This is due partly to the importance of non-synaptic communication by neuromodulators, which can dynamically reconfigure circuit activity to alter its output. Here we systematically map the patterns of neuromodulatory connectivity in a network that governs a developmentally critical behavioral sequence in Drosophila. This sequence, which mediates pupal ecdysis, is governed by the serial release of several key factors, which act both somatically as hormones and within the brain as neuromodulators...
November 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165071/minocycline-loaded-in-situ-hydrogel-for-periodontitis-treatment
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Xiaoqing Wang, Jianli Ma, Xiaoming Zhu, Fang Wang, Liang Zhou
In situ hydrogel based on phase separation by solvent exchange has emerged as an attractive alternative for periodontal pocket injection. In this study, an minocycline (MCL)-loaded in situ hydrogel was prepared composed of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) to enhance the topical treatment of periodontitis. A series of reasonable and applicable formulations were optimized by investigating their syringeability, viscosity and in vitro drug release. The rheological profiles, antimicrobial activities and pharmacodynamics were further studied to evaluate its effect on periodontitis treatment...
November 20, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165042/suppressed-translation-as-a-mechanism-of-initiation-of-casp8-caspase-8-dependent-apoptosis-in-autophagy-deficient-nsclc-cells-under-nutrient-limitation
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Giulia Allavena, Francesca Cuomo, Georg Baumgartner, Tadeja Bele, Alexander Yarar Sellgren, Kyaw Soe Oo, Kaylee Johnson, Vladimir Gogvadze, Boris Zhivotovsky, Vitaliy O Kaminskyy
Macroautophagy/autophagy inhibition under stress conditions is often associated with increased cell death. We found that under nutrient limitation, activation of CASP8/caspase-8 was significantly increased in autophagy-deficient lung cancer cells, which precedes mitochondria outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP), CYCS/cytochrome c release, and activation of CASP9/caspase-9, indicating that under such conditions the activation of CASP8 is a primary event in the initiation of apoptosis as well as essential to reduce clonogenic survival of autophagy-deficient cells...
November 22, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164996/cptp-a-sphingolipid-transfer-protein-that-regulates-autophagy-and-inflammasome-activation
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Shrawan Kumar Mishra, Yong-Guang Gao, Yibin Deng, Charles E Chalfant, Edward H Hinchcliffe, Rhoderick E Brown
The macroautophagy/autophagy and inflammasome pathways are linked through their roles in innate immunity and chronic inflammatory disease. Ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P) is a bioactive sphingolipid that regulates pro-inflammatory eicosanoid production. Whether C1P also regulates autophagy and inflammasome assembly/activation is not known. Here we show that CPTP (a protein that traffics C1P from its site of phosphorylation in the trans-Golgi to target membranes) regulates both autophagy and inflammasome activation...
November 22, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164976/ibrutinib-and-idelalisib-block-immunophenotypic-changes-associated-with-the-adhesion-and-activation-of-cll-cells-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
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Yandong Shen, O Giles Best, Stephen P Mulligan, Richard I Christopherson
The lymph node and bone marrow microenvironments promote the survival and proliferation of CLL cells. Defining the immunophenotype of CLL cells from the tumor microenvironment may help to better understand the mechanisms of action of current therapies and identify novel drug targets. Significant changes in the levels of 25 CD antigens were identified using the DotScan™ antibody microarray following CLL-cell culture with CD40L-expressing fibroblasts. Ibrutinib or idelalisib countered the change in expression of 11 of these antigens (CD23, CD27, CD53, CD58, CD71, CD80, CD84, CD97, CD126, CD150, and FMC7), which have known roles in cell activation and adhesion...
November 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164864/treatment-of-aqueous-film-forming-foam-by-heat-activated-persulfate-under-conditions-representative-of-in-situ-chemical-oxidation
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Thomas A Bruton, David L Sedlak
Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been detected in an increasing number of water supplies. In many instances, the contamination is associated with the use of PFAS-containing aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) in firefighting activities. To investigate the potential for remediating AFFF contamination in groundwater with heat-activated persulfate, PFAS oxidation and the generation of transformation products was evaluated under well-controlled conditions. Fluorotelomer- and perfluoroalkyl sulfonamide-based polyfluorinated compounds were transformed to perfluorinated carboxylic acids, which underwent further degradation under acidic conditions produced after persulfate decomposed...
November 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164814/a-thrombin-receptor-derived-imaging-agent-detects-subclinical-arthritis-in-mice
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Beth Friedman, Michael A Whitney, Elamprakash N Savariar, Christa Caneda, Paul Steinbach, Qing Xiong, Dina V Hingorani, Jessica Crisp, Stephen R Adams, Michael Kenner, Csilla N Lippert, Quyen T Nguyen, Monica Guma, Roger Y Tsien, Maripat Corr
OBJECTIVE: Functional imaging of synovitis could improve both early detection of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and long-term outcomes. Motivated by the intersection of inflammation with coagulation protease activation, we examine coagulation protease activities in arthritic mice with a dual fluorescent Ratiometric thrombin-Activatable Cell Penetrating Peptide (RACPPNleTPRSFL ). METHOD: Mice with chronic transgenic K/BxN arthritis, or with arthritis on Day 1 of passive serum transfer induced arthritis (STIA), were imaged in vivo for Cy5 em: Cy7 em ratiometric fluorescence from proteolytic cleavage and activation of RACPPNleTPRSFL ...
November 22, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164723/double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-the-effect-of-omalizumab-on-basophils-in-chronic-urticaria-patients
#18
Lukas Jörg, Tatjana Pecaric-Petkovic, Stephan Reichenbach, Michael Coslovsky, Odile Stalder, Werner Pichler, Oliver Hausmann
BACKGROUND: Omalizumab has been shown to be effective in treating chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). The reduction of FcεRI receptor density on the surface of basophils and mast cells is thought to play a major role in its effectiveness. We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to investigate the mode of action of omalizumab in patients with antihistamine-resistant CSU. METHODS: Thirty patients were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive either 300 mg omalizumab or placebo...
November 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164704/holey-reduced-graphene-oxide-coupled-with-an-mo2-n-mo2-c-heterojunction-for-efficient-hydrogen-evolution
#19
Haijing Yan, Ying Xie, Yanqing Jiao, Aiping Wu, Chungui Tian, Xiaomeng Zhang, Lei Wang, Honggang Fu
An in situ catalytic etching strategy is developed to fabricate holey reduced graphene oxide along with simultaneous coupling with a small-sized Mo2 N-Mo2 C heterojunction (Mo2 N-Mo2 C/HGr). The method includes the first immobilization of H3 PMo12 O40 (PMo12 ) clusters on graphite oxide (GO), followed by calcination in air and NH3 to form Mo2 N-Mo2 C/HGr. PMo12 not only acts as the Mo heterojunction source, but also provides the Mo species that can in situ catalyze the decomposition of adjacent reduced GO to form HGr, while the released gas (CO) and introduced NH3 simultaneously react with the Mo species to form an Mo2 N-Mo2 C heterojunction on HGr...
November 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164662/laboratory-tests-for-identification-or-exclusion-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-hit-or-miss
#20
Emmanuel J Favaloro
Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a potentially fatal condition that arises subsequent to formation of antibodies against complexes containing heparin, usually platelet-factor 4-heparin ('anti-PF4-heparin'). Assessment for HIT involves both clinical evaluation and, if indicated, laboratory testing for confirmation or exclusion, typically using an initial immunological assay ('screening'), and only if positive, a secondary functional assay for confirmation. Many different immunological and functional assays have been developed...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
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