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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806624/bcl-2-bax-protein-and-mrna-expression-in-yak-bos-grunniens-placentomes
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JiangFeng Fan, SiJiu Yu, Yan Cui, Gengquan Xu, Libin Wang, Yangyang Pan, Honghong He
Placental function is complex and influenced by various factors; furthermore, it depends on a delicate balance between cell proliferation, cell differentiation, and cell death. Bcl-2 and Bax proteins are key apoptosis regulators and are considered to play an important role in the maintenance of both dynamic balance and integrity of many tissues. Changes in Bcl-2 and Bax expressions have been described during different developmental stages in normal human placentas. Studies furthermore indicated several pathological placental changes to be related to abnormal Bcl-2 and Bax expressions...
July 29, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806565/implications-of-biological-factors-on-accumulation-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-antarctic-notothenioid-fish
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J M Ríos, N B Lana, N F Ciocco, A Covaci, E Barrera-Oro, E Moreira, J C Altamirano
In the present study, the possible associations between selected persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biological factors were assessed in different tissues of two Antarctic notothenioid fish: Notothenia rossii (NOR) and Trematomus newnesi (TRN) collected at Potter Cove, King George Island/Isla 25 de Mayo, South Shetland Islands. Specifically, association patterns between biological factors (body size, lipid content, body condition) and POP concentrations (polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and metabolites, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), chlordanes (CHLs) and methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs)), were explored by using two approaches: multivariate analyses (principal component analysis: PCA) and intraspecific correlations...
August 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806285/peritoneal-cavity-lavage-reduces-the-presence-of-mitochondrial-damage-associated-molecular-patterns-in-open-abdomen-patients
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Patricia Angellice Martinez-Quinones, Cameron Grant McCarthy, Caleb J Mentzer, Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau, Steven Barry Holsten, R Clinton Webb, Keith O'Malley
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial damage-associated molecular patterns (mtDAMPs), such as mitochondrial DNA and N-formylated peptides, are endogenous molecules released from tissue after traumatic injury. mtDAMPs are potent activators of the innate immune system. They have similarities with bacteria, which allow mtDAMPs to interact with the same pattern recognition receptors and mediate the development of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS). Current recommendations for management of an open abdomen include returning to the operating room every 48 hours for peritoneal cavity lavage until definitive procedure...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805639/development-and-evolution-of-brain-allometry-in-wasps-vespidae-size-ecology-and-sociality
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REVIEW
Sean O'Donnell, Susan Bulova
We review research on brain development and brain evolution in the wasp family Vespidae. Basic vespid neuroanatomy and some aspects of functional neural circuitry are well-characterized, and genomic tools for exploring brain plasticity are being developed. Although relatively modest in terms of species richness, the Vespidae include species spanning much of the known range of animal social complexity, from solitary nesters to highly eusocial species with some of the largest known colonies and multiple reproductives...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805484/disparate-phospho-smad2-levels-in-advanced-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-diabetic-nephropathy-and-early-experimental-db-db-mouse-model
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Lise Høj Thomsen, Morten Fog-Tonnesen, Lisbeth Nielsen Fink, Jenny Norlin, Amaya García de Vinuesa, Troels Krarup Hansen, Emile de Heer, Peter Ten Dijke, Alexander Rosendahl
Uncontrolled activation of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) family members is hypothesized to participate in type 2 diabetes (T2D) dependent diabetic nephropathy (DN). We evaluated and compared downstream activation of the Smad2-signaling pathway in kidney samples from T2D patients to kidneys from the T2D model of leptin receptor deficient db/db mouse. Furthermore, expression of TGF-β family members was evaluated to elucidate molecular mechanisms in the mouse model. Kidney samples from patients with advanced stages of DN showed elevated pSmad2 staining whereas db/db mouse kidneys surprisingly showed a decrease in pSmad2 in the tubular compartment...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804856/toxic-effects-of-copper-on-liver-and-cholinesterase-of-clarias-gariepinus
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Siti Nadzirah Padrilah, Siti Aqlima Ahmad, Nur Adeela Yasid, Mohd Khalizan Sabullah, Hassan Mohd Daud, Ariff Khalid, Mohd Yunus Shukor
The release of pollutants, especially heavy metals, into the aquatic environment is known to have detrimental effects on such an environment and on living organisms including humans when those pollutants are allowed to enter the food chain. The aim of this study is to analyse the damage to Clarias gariepinus' liver caused by exposure to different concentrations of copper. In the present study, samples of C. gariepinus were exposed to sub-lethal copper sulphate (CuSO4) concentrations (from 0.2 to 20.0 mg/L) for 96 h...
August 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803982/specific-inhibition-of-xenorhabdus-hominickii-an-entomopathogenic-bacterium-against-different-types-of-host-insect-phospholipase-a2
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Md Sadekuzzaman, Yonggyun Kim
Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) hydrolyzes ester bond of phospholipids at the sn-2 position to release free fatty acid and lysophospholipids. Some PLA2s preferentially release arachidonic acid which is subsequently oxygenated into eicosanoids to mediate immune responses in insects. Xenorhabdus hominickii is an entomopathogenic bacterium that can suppress insect immunity by inhibiting PLA2 activity. However, little is known about target PLA2 types inhibited by X. hominickii. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine PLA2 types in the host insect, Spodoptera exigua using specific inhibitors...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803959/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-is-involved-in-the-antimicrobial-immune-response-of-golden-pompano-trachinotus-ovatus
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Yun Sun, Xiaojuan Chen, Yue Xu, Qiaohong Liu, Xue Jiang, Shifeng Wang, Weiliang Guo, Yongcan Zhou
Thymosin beta belongs to the thymosin family, which consists of a series of highly conserved peptides involved in various biological processes. In teleosts, understanding of the immunological functions of thymosin beta is limited, particularly in vivo, which is essentially unknown. In the current study, we cloned and identified thymosin beta 4 from the teleost fish Golden pompano (Trachinotus ovatus), which we have named TroTβ4. We investigated the expression patterns and functions of TroTβ4 in both in vivo and in vitro assays...
August 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803930/identification-of-neuroglobin-as-a-novel-player-in-anti-bacterial-responses-in-amphioxus
#9
Yu Bai, Shousheng Liu, Xia Wang, Xiaoyuan Du, Guangdong Ji, Shicui Zhang
Theoretical considerations support various functions of neuroglobin (Ngb), but further studies are required for full characterization of these functions. In this study, we identified the presence of a single Ngb gene, BjNgb, in the amphioxus Branchiostoma japonicum. BjNgb was expressed in various tissues including the notochord, gonads (ovary and testis) and gill, and up-regulated significantly in response to the challenge with LPS and LTA, suggesting involvement in immune response of amphioxus against bacterial infection...
August 10, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803875/a-novel-plasma-membrane-anchored-protein-regulates-xylem-cell-wall-deposition-through-microtubule-dependent-lateral-inhibition-of-rho-gtpase-domains
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Yuki Sugiyama, Mayumi Wakazaki, Kiminori Toyooka, Hiroo Fukuda, Yoshihisa Oda
Spatial control of cell-wall deposition is essential for determining plant cell shape [1]. Rho-type GTPases, together with the cortical cytoskeleton, play central roles in regulating cell-wall patterning [2]. In metaxylem vessel cells, which are the major components of xylem tissues, active ROP11 Rho GTPases form oval plasma membrane domains that locally disrupt cortical microtubules, thereby directing the formation of oval pits in secondary cell walls [3-5]. However, the regulatory mechanism that determines the planar shape of active Rho of Plants (ROP) domains is still unknown...
August 7, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803644/surgical-experience-and-the-practice-of-pancreatoduodenectomy
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Gregory T Kennedy, Matthew T McMillan, Laura Maggino, Michael H Sprys, Charles M Vollmer
BACKGROUND: Experienced surgeons demonstrate improved pancreatoduodenectomy outcomes, but little is known about what distinguishes their practice. Furthermore, the concept of experience has been variably interpreted in the surgical literature. We investigated how 4 interpretations of experience influence pancreatoduodenectomy management decisions. METHODS: A survey assessing pancreatoduodenectomy practice patterns was distributed by 6 surgical societies. Regression analysis identified behaviors associated with 4 forms of experience: years in practice, surpassing the learning curve (≥50 pancreatoduodenectomies), high annual volume (≥25 pancreatoduodenectomy/year), and high career volume (>200 pancreatoduodenectomy)...
August 10, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803336/transgenic-mice-overexpressing-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-show-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-lung-tissues
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Masaki Ishii, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Kyoko Isumi, Sumito Ogawa, Masahiro Akishita
Vitamin D insufficiency is increasingly recognized as a prevalent problem worldwide, especially in patients with a chronic lung disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of chronic inflammatory lung disease. Previous clinical studies have shown that COPD leads to low vitamin D levels, which further increase the severity of COPD. Vitamin D homeostasis represents one of the most important factors that potentially determine the severity of COPD. Nonetheless, the mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin D receptor (VDR) in lung tissues are still unclear...
August 12, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802506/inflammatory-dermatopathology-for-general-surgical-pathologists
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REVIEW
Emily H Smith, May P Chan
Owing to the wide variety and complexity of inflammatory skin diseases, inflammatory dermatopathology can be a challenging topic for dermatopathologists and general surgical pathologists alike. Following a basic tissue reaction pattern approach, this article reviews the most common and important entities of each pattern, with emphasis on differential diagnosis, diagnostic pitfalls, and appropriate workup when indicated. A few dermatologic emergencies are also discussed.
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802262/small-noncoding-rna-expression-during-extreme-anoxia-tolerance-of-annual-killifish-austrofundulus-limnaeus-embryos
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Claire Louise Riggs, Jason E Podrabsky
Small noncoding RNAs (sncRNA) have recently emerged as specific and rapid regulators of gene expression, involved in a myriad of cellular and organismal processes. MicroRNAs, a class of sncRNAs, are differentially expressed in diverse taxa in response to environmental stress, including anoxia. In most vertebrates, a brief period of oxygen deprivation results in severe tissue damage or death. Studies on sncRNA and anoxia have focused on these anoxia-sensitive species. Studying sncRNAs in anoxia-tolerant organisms may provide insight into adaptive mechanisms supporting anoxia tolerance...
August 11, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802080/segmental-allotetraploidy-generates-extensive-homeologous-expression-rewiring-and-phenotypic-diversity-at-the-population-level-in-rice
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Yue Sun, Ying Wu, Chunwu Yang, Shuai Sun, Xiuyun Lin, Lixia Liu, Chunming Xu, Jonathan F Wendel, Lei Gong, Bao Liu
Allopolyploidization, i.e., concomitant merging and doubling of two or more divergent genomes in a common nucleus/cytoplasm, is known to instantly alter genome-wide transcriptome dynamics, a phenomenon referred to as "transcriptomic shock". However, the immediate effects of transcriptomic alteration in generating phenotypic diversity at the population level remain under-investigated. Here, we employed the MassARRAY-based Sequenom platform to assess and compare orthologous, allelic, and homeologous gene expression status in two tissues (leaf and root) of a set of randomly chosen individuals from populations of parental rice subspecies (indica and japonica), in vitro "hybrids" (parental mixes), reciprocal F1 hybrids and reciprocal tetraploids at the 5(th) -selfed generation (S5)...
August 12, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801853/tumor-associated-macrophage-infiltration-is-highly-associated-with-pd-l1-expression-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Kazuto Harada, Xiaochuan Dong, Jeannelyn S Estrella, Arlene M Correa, Yan Xu, Wayne L Hofstetter, Kazuki Sudo, Hisashi Onodera, Koyu Suzuki, Akihiro Suzuki, Randy L Johnson, Zhenning Wang, Shumei Song, Jaffer A Ajani
BACKGROUND: Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a key protein upregulated by tumor cells to suppress immune responses. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play a major role in this immunosuppression, but the relationship between PD-L1 expression and TAMs remains unclear in gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC). We simultaneously examined expression of PD-L1 and TAMs in GAC. METHODS: We performed immunohistochemical staining for PD-L1, CD68 (pan-macrophage), and CD163 (M2-like macrophage) in 217 GAC samples using a tissue microarray...
August 11, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801786/the-grapevine-vvcax3-is-a-cation-h-exchanger-involved-in-vacuolar-ca-2-homeostasis
#17
Viviana Martins, Filipa Carneiro, Carlos Conde, Mariana Sottomayor, Hernâni Gerós
The grapevine VvCAX3 mediates calcium transport in the vacuole and is mostly expressed in green grape berries and upregulated by Ca (2+) , Na (+) and methyl jasmonate. Calcium is an essential plant nutrient with important regulatory and structural roles in the berries of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.). On the other hand, the proton-cation exchanger CAX proteins have been shown to impact Ca(2+) homeostasis with important consequences for fruit integrity and resistance to biotic/abiotic stress. Here, the CAX gene found in transcriptomic databases as having one of the highest expressions in grapevine tissues, VvCAX3, was cloned and functionally characterized...
August 11, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801784/prior-repeated-stress-attenuates-cold-induced-immunomodulation-associated-with-browning-in-mesenteric-fat-of-rats
#18
P Vargovic, M Laukova, J Ukropec, G Manz, R Kvetnansky
Continuous exposure to cold leads to activation of adaptive thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue but also to induction of brown/beige cell phenotype in white adipose tissue. The aim of this work was to investigate whether prior exposure to immobilization (IMO) stress may affect immune response associated with adipocyte "browning" in mesenteric adipose tissue (mWAT). In the first experiment, Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to acute (3 h) or prolonged (7 days) cold exposure (4 ± 1 °C). 7-day cold stimulated gene expression of uncoupling protein 1 and other "browning"-associated factors...
August 11, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801529/silencing-of-repetitive-dna-is-controlled-by-a-member-of-an-unusual-caenorhabditis-elegans-gene-family
#19
Eduardo Leyva-Díaz, Nikolaos Stefanakis, Inés Carrera, Lori Glenwinkel, Guoqiang Wang, Monica Driscoll, Oliver Hobert
Repetitive DNA sequences are subject to gene silencing in various animal species. Under specific circumstances repetitive DNA sequences can escape such silencing. For example, when exogenously added, extrachromosomal DNA sequences that are stably inherited in multicopy repetitive arrays in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans are frequently silenced in the germline, whereas such silencing often does not occur in the soma. This indicates that somatic cells might utilize factors that prevent repetitive DNA silencing...
August 11, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801075/doppler-assessment-of-diastolic-function-reflect-the-severity-of-injury-in-rats-with-chronic-heart-failure
#20
Pablo Sanchez, Jordan J Lancaster, Kyle Weigand, Saffie-Alrahman Ezz-Eldin Mohran, Steven Goldman, Elizabeth Juneman
OBJECTIVE: For chronic heart failure (CHF), more emphasis has been placed on evaluation of systolic as opposed to diastolic function. Within the study of diastology, measurements of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal myocardial relaxation have the most validation. Anterior wall radial myocardial tissue relaxation velocities along with mitral valve inflow (MVI) patterns are applicable diastolic parameters in the differentiation between moderate and severe disease in the ischemic rat model of CHF...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
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