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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332044/does-the-genetic-feature-of-the-chinese-tree-shrew-tupaia-belangeri-chinensis-support-its-potential-as-a-viable-model-for-alzheimer-s-disease-research
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Yu Fan, Rongcan Luo, Ling-Yan Su, Qun Xiang, Dandan Yu, Ling Xu, Jia-Qi Chen, Rui Bi, Dong-Dong Wu, Ping Zheng, Yong-Gang Yao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease with increasing incidence across the world and no cure at the present time. An ideal animal model would facilitate the understanding of the pathogenesis of AD and discovery of potential therapeutic targets. The Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) has a closer genetic affinity to primates relative to rodents, and can attain ages of 8 years or older, which represents another advantage for the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as AD compared to primates...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331925/overexpression-of-chrysanthemum-lavandulifolium-clcbf1-in-chrysanthemum-morifolium-white-snow-improves-the-level-of-salinity-and-drought-tolerance
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Wenjie Gao, Miao He, Jie Liu, Xin Ma, Yu Zhang, Silan Dai, Yunwei Zhou
This paper reports the first study on plant CBF transcription factors (TF) in salt and drought stress responses in Chrysanthemum lavandulifolium. A CBF homolog gene, named as ClCBF1, from C. lavandulifolium was isolated using rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). The deduced peptide is comprised of 210 amino acids (AA) containing an AP2 structural domain characteristic of the AP2 gene family. Quantitative real-time PCR revealed that ClCBF1 gene exhibit differential expression patterns across root, leaf and stem tissues, and it was strongly induced under salt and drought treatments of C...
January 8, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331858/down-regulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-afap1-as1-inhibits-tumor-growth-promotes-apoptosis-and-decreases-metastasis-in-thyroid-cancer
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Wencheng Dai, Ye Tian, Bin Jiang, Weixian Chen
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), a new type of transcripts, play important roles in various cellular biological processes, involving tumorigenesis. Previous studies showed that lncRNA AFAP1-AS1 was aberrantly expressed in numerous cancers. Nevertheless, we know quite a little about the expression pattern and biological function of AFAP1-AS1 in thyroid cancer. In this study, we adopted the quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) to detect the expression of AFAP1-AS1 in thyroid cancer tissues. We discovered that expression of AFAP1-AS1 was increased in thyroid cancer tissues...
January 11, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331761/prevention-of-articular-cartilage-degeneration-in-a-rat-model-of-monosodium-iodoacetate-induced-osteoarthritis-by-oral-treatment-with-withaferin-a
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Dharmendra Choudhary, Sulekha Adhikary, Naseer Ahmad, Priyanka Kothari, Ashwni Verma, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra, Ritu Trivedi
Withaferin A (WFA), a highly oxygenated withanolide is used for anti-osteoporotic, fracture healing, obesity control as medicine and dietary supplement in Ayurveda and Unani medicine but its potential remains to be investigate for the osteoarthritis studies. In the present study, chondro-protective effects of WFA, under in vitro and in vivo conditions were evaluated. In-vitro pharmacological activity of WFA was tested on rat articular chondrocytes through MTT, DPPH, different staining, FACS and translation studies...
January 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331522/nanos3-not-nanos1-and-nanos2-is-a-germ-cell-marker-gene-in-large-yellow-croaker-during-embryogenesis
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Kunhuang Han, Shihai Chen, Mingyi Cai, Yonghua Jiang, Ziping Zhang, Yilei Wang
In this study, three nanos gene subtypes (Lcnanos1, Lcnanos2 and Lcnanos3) from Larimichthys crocea, were cloned and characterized. We determined the spatio-temporal expression patterns of each subtype in tissues as well as the cellular localization of mRNA in embryos. Results showed that deduced Nanos proteins have two main homology domains: N-terminal CCR4/NOT1 deadenylase interaction domain and highly conserved carboxy-terminal region bearing two conserved CCHC zinc-finger motifs. The expression levels of Lcnanos1 in testis were significantly higher than other tissues, followed by heart, brain, eye, and ovary...
January 10, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331092/deep-grey-matter-volume-loss-drives-disability-worsening-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Arman Eshaghi, Ferran Prados, Wallace Brownlee, Daniel R Altmann, Carmen Tur, M Jorge Cardoso, Floriana De Angelis, Steven H van de Pavert, Niamh Cawley, Nicola De Stefano, M Laura Stromillo, Marco Battaglini, Serena Ruggieri, Claudio Gasperini, Massimo Filippi, Maria A Rocca, Alex Rovira, Jaume Sastre-Garriga, Hugo Vrenken, Cyra E Leurs, Joep Killestein, Lukas Pirpamer, Christian Enzinger, Sebastien Ourselin, Claudia A M Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Declan Chard, Alan J Thompson, Daniel C Alexander, Frederik Barkhof, Olga Ciccarelli
OBJECTIVE: Grey matter (GM) atrophy occurs in all multiple sclerosis (MS) phenotypes. We investigated whether there is a spatiotemporal pattern of GM atrophy that is associated with faster disability accumulation in MS. METHODS: We analysed 3,604 brain high-resolution T1-weighted MRI scans from 1,417 participants: 1,214 MS patients (253 clinically-isolated syndrome[CIS], 708 relapsing-remitting[RRMS], 128 secondary-progressive[SPMS], 125 primary-progressive[PPMS]), over an average follow-up of 2...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331091/terminal-spreading-depolarization-and-electric-silence-in-death-of-human-cortex
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Jens P Dreier, Sebastian Major, Brandon Foreman, Maren K L Winkler, Eun-Jeung Kang, Denny Milakara, Coline L Lemale, Vince DiNapoli, Jason M Hinzman, Johannes Woitzik, Norberto Andaluz, Andrew Carlson, Jed A Hartings
OBJECTIVE: Restoring the circulation is the primary goal in emergency treatment of cerebral ischemia. However, better understanding of how the brain responds to energy depletion could inform the time available for resuscitation until irreversible damage and advance development of interventions that prolong this span. Experimentally, injury to central neurons begins only with anoxic depolarization. This potentially reversible, spreading wave typically starts 2-5 min after the onset of severe ischemia, marking the onset of a toxic intraneuronal change that eventually results in irreversible injury...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331041/effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-the-healing-of-sites-grafted-with-coagulum-deproteinized-bovine-bone-and-biphasic-ceramic-made-of-hydroxyapatite-and-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-in-vivo-study-in-rats
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Guilherme J P L de Oliveira, Maurício A T Aroni, Marcell C Medeiros, Elcio Marcantonio, Rosemary A C Marcantonio
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the healing of biomaterial graft areas (i.e., coagulum, deproteinized bovine bone, and biphasic ceramics comprising hydroxyapatite and β-tricalcium phosphate). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety rats were divided into two groups according to laser irradiation use (λ 808 nm, 100 mW, φ ∼600 μm, seven sessions with 28 J of irradiation dose in total): a laser group and a control group...
January 13, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330675/recognizing-conserved-non-canonical-localization-patterns-of-toll-like-receptors-in-tissues-and-across-species
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REVIEW
Glenn Hamonic, J Alex Pasternak, Heather L Wilson
Toll-like receptors (TLR) 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 were originally characterized as exclusively expressed on the cell surface and TLR 3, 7, 8 and 9 were said to be localized to the endosomes. However, continued research in this area shows that TLR localization may be altered across cell-types, and in response to stimulation, age or disease. Mucosal surfaces must remain tolerant to the commensal flora and thus intracellular or basal lateral localization of TLRs at mucosal surfaces may be necessary to prevent induction of an inflammatory response to commensal flora while still allowing the possibility for the receptors to prime an immune response when a pathogen has crossed the epithelial barrier...
January 12, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330484/single-cell-rna-sequencing-resolves-self-antigen-expression-during-mtec-development
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Ricardo J Miragaia, Xiuwei Zhang, Tomás Gomes, Valentine Svensson, Tomislav Ilicic, Johan Henriksson, Gozde Kar, Tapio Lönnberg
The crucial capability of T cells for discrimination between self and non-self peptides is based on negative selection of developing thymocytes by medullary thymic epithelial cells (mTECs). The mTECs purge autoreactive T cells by expression of cell-type specific genes referred to as tissue-restricted antigens (TRAs). Although the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) protein is known to promote the expression of a subset of TRAs, its mechanism of action is still not fully understood. The expression of TRAs that are not under the control of AIRE also needs further characterization...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330351/the-vegfa165b-isoform-is-dysregulated-in-senescent-endothelial-cells-and-may-be-associated-with-prevalent-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease
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Eva Latorre, Luke C Pilling, Benjamin P Lee, Stefania Bandinelli, David Melzer, Luigi Ferrucci, Lorna W Harries
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of morbidity in the over 65s; over 40% of all deaths are due to this condition. The association between increasing age and CHD is well-documented; the accumulation of senescent cells in cardiac and vascular tissues may represent one factor underpinning this observation. We aimed to identify senescence-related expression changes in primary human senescent cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells and to relate transcript expression in peripheral blood leucocytes to prevalent and incident CHD in the InCHIANTI study of aging...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330323/il-10-deficiency-reveals-a-role-for-tlr2-dependent-bystander-activation-of-t-cells-in-lyme-arthritis
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Sarah K Whiteside, Jeremy P Snook, Ying Ma, F Lynn Sonderegger, Colleen Fisher, Charisse Petersen, James F Zachary, June L Round, Matthew A Williams, Janis J Weis
T cells predominate the immune responses in the synovial fluid of patients with persistent Lyme arthritis; however, their role in Lyme disease remains poorly defined. Using a murine model of persistent Lyme arthritis, we observed that bystander activation of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells leads to arthritis-promoting IFN-γ, similar to the inflammatory environment seen in the synovial tissue of patients with posttreatment Lyme disease. TCR transgenic mice containing monoclonal specificity toward non-Borrelia epitopes confirmed that bystander T cell activation was responsible for disease development...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330162/transcriptome-analyses-of-mosaic-msc-mitochondrial-mutants-of-cucumber-in-a-highly-inbred-nuclear-background
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Tomasz L Mróz, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Agata Bernat, Agnieszka Skarzyńska, Leszek Pryszcz, Madeline Olberg, Michael J Havey, Grzegorz Bartoszewski
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) has a large, paternally transmitted mitochondrial genome. Cucumber plants regenerated from cell cultures occasionally show paternally transmitted mosaic (MSC) phenotypes, characterized by slower growth, chlorotic patterns on the leaves and fruit, lower fertility, and rearrangements in their mitochondrial DNAs (mtDNAs). MSC lines 3, 12, and 16 originated from different cell cultures all established using the highly-inbred, wild-type line B. These MSC lines possess different rearrangements and under-represented regions in their mtDNAs...
January 12, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330055/tissue-geometry-may-govern-lung-branching-mode-selection
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Uduak Z George, Sharon R Lubkin
Lung branching morphogenesis proceeds in three stereotyped modes (domain, planar, and orthogonal branching). Much is known about the molecular players, including growth factors such as fibroblast growth factor 10 but it is unknown how these signals could actuate the different branching patterns. With the aim of identifying mechanisms that may determine the different branching modes, we developed a computational model of the epithelial lung bud and its surrounding mesenchyme. We studied transport of morphogens and localization of morphogen flux at lobe surfaces and lobe edges...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329973/altered-gene-expression-in-tree-shrew-retina-and-retinal-pigment-epithelium-produced-by-short-periods-of-minus-lens-wear
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Li He, Michael R Frost, John T Siegwart, Thomas T Norton
Hyperopic refractive error is detected by retinal neurons, which generate GO signals through a direct emmetropization signaling cascade: retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) into choroid and then into sclera, thereby increasing axial elongation. To examine signaling early in this cascade, we measured gene expression in the retina and RPE after short exposure to hyperopia produced by minus-lens wear. Gene expression in each tissue was compared with gene expression in combined retina + RPE. Starting 24 days after normal eye opening, three groups of juvenile tree shrews (n = 7 each) wore a monocular -5 D lens...
January 9, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329794/redox-signals-and-macrophage-biology-for-the-upcoming-issue-of-molecular-aspects-of-medicine-on-signaling-by-reactive-oxygen-species
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REVIEW
Andreas Weigert, Andreas von Knethen, Dominik Fuhrmann, Nathalie Dehne, Bernhard Brüne
Macrophages are known for their versatile role in biology. They sense and clear structures that contain exogenous or endogenous pathogen-associated molecular patterns. This process is tightly linked to the production of a mixture of potentially harmful oxidants and cytokines. Their inherent destructive behavior is directed against foreign material or structures of 'altered self', which explains the role of macrophages during innate immune reactions and inflammation. However, there is also another side of macrophages when they turn into a tissue regenerative, pro-resolving, and healing phenotype...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329735/diagnostic-value-of-early-postoperative-mri-and-diffusion-weighted-imaging-following-trans-sphenoidal-resection-of-non-functioning-pituitary-macroadenomas
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H A Hassan, M A Bessar, I R Herzallah, A M Laury, M M Arnaout, M A A Basha
AIM: To establish the value of early contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in differentiating residual pituitary adenoma from postoperative surgical changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with non-functioning pituitary macroadenomas, who were undergoing trans-sphenoidal adenomectomy, were prospectively studied. Patients were imaged with both MRI and DWI in the early postoperative period, as well as 6-months post-surgery...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329570/exophthalmos-in-a-young-woman-with-no-graves-disease-a-case-report-of-igg4-related-orbitopathy
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Annamaria Erdei, Zita Steiber, Csaba Molnar, Ervin Berenyi, Endre V Nagy
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-rd) is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltration and tissue fibrosis. Orbital manifestations of IgG4-rd may include unilateral or bilateral proptosis, cicatricial extraocular muscle myopathy, orbital inflammation and pain which may mimic ophthalmic Graves' disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old woman has been referred to the endocrinology clinic, 4 months after delivery, with suspected Graves' orbitopathy...
January 12, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329543/stat3-induced-lncrna-haglros-overexpression-contributes-to-the-malignant-progression-of-gastric-cancer-cells-via-mtor-signal-mediated-inhibition-of-autophagy
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Jin-Fei Chen, Peng Wu, Rui Xia, Jian Yang, Xin-Ying Huo, Dong-Ying Gu, Cui-Ju Tang, Wei De, Fen Yang
BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are an important class of functional regulators involved in human cancers development, including gastric cancer (GC). Studying aberrantly expressed lncRNAs may provide us with new insights into the occurrence and development of gastric cancer by acting as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. In this study, we aim to examine the expression pattern of lncRNA HAGLROS in GC and its clinical significance as well as its biological role in tumor progression...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329458/three-fatty-acyl-coenzyme-a-reductases-bdfar1-bdfar2-and-bdfar3-are-involved-in-primary-alcohols-biosynthesis-of-cuticular-wax-in-brachypodium-distachyon
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Yong Wang, Yulin Sun, Qiuye You, Wenqiao Luo, Cong Wang, Shuai Zhao, Guaiqiang Chai, Tingting Li, Xue Shi, Chunlian Li, Reinhard Jetter, Zhonghua Wang
Plant cuticular wax is a heterogeneous mixture of very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) and their derivatives. Primary alcohols are the dominant wax components throughout leaf development of Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium). However, the genes involved in primary alcohols biosynthesis have not been investigated and their exact biological function remains currently unclear in Brachypodium to date. Here, we monitored the leaf wax profile and crystal morphology during Brachypodium leaf morphogenesis, and isolated three Brachypodium fatty acyl-CoA reductase (FAR) genes, named BdFAR1, BdFAR2 and BdFAR3, then analyzed their biochemical activities, substrate specificities, expression patterns, subcellular localization, and stress induction...
January 9, 2018: Plant & Cell Physiology
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