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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214836/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-reduces-podocyte-adhesion-via-downregulation-of-%C3%AE-3%C3%AE-1-integrin
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Ping He, Dajun Liu, Beiru Zhang, Guangyu Zhou, Xuesong Su, Yanqiu Wang, Detian Li, Xu Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated glomerulonephritis (HBV-GN) is characterized by a reduced number of podocytes due to apoptosis and shedding from the basement membrane. However, the pathological mechanism of HBV-GN is unclear. We previously showed that hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) promotes apoptosis in tubular epithelial cells. In this study, we transfected podocytes with HBx and examined the effects on adhesion and apoptosis of these cells. METHODS: Podocytes were transfected with pc-DNA3...
February 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214608/near-infrared-activatable-phthalocyanine-poly-l-glutamic-acid-conjugate-increased-cellular-uptake-and-light-dark-toxicity-ratio-towards-an-effective-photodynamic-cancer-therapy
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Lik Voon Kiew, Hoay Yan Cheah, Siew Hui Voon, Elena Gallon, Julie Movellan, Kia Hui Ng, Serkan Alpugan, Hong Boon Lee, Fabienne Dumoulin, María J Vicent, Lip Yong Chung
In photodynamic therapy (PDT), the low absorptivity of photosensitizers in an aqueous environment reduces singlet oxygen generation efficiency and thereby decreases photosensitizing efficacy in biological conditions. To circumvent this problem, we designed a phthalocyanine-poly-L-glutamic acid conjugate (1-PG) made from a new phthalocyanine (Pc 1) monofunctionalized to allow adequate conjugation to PGA. The resulting 1-PG conjugate retained high absorptivity in the near-infrared (NIR) region at its λmax 675nm in an aqueous environment...
February 15, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214590/green-engineered-biomolecule-capped-silver-and-copper-nanohybrids-using-prosopis-cineraria-leaf-extract-enhanced-antibacterial-activity-against-microbial-pathogens-of-public-health-relevance-and-cytotoxicity-on-human-breast-cancer-cells-mcf-7
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U Jinu, M Gomathi, I Saiqa, N Geetha, G Benelli, P Venkatachalam
This research focused on green engineering and characterization of silver (PcAgNPs) and copper nanoparticles (PcCuNPs) using Prosopis cineraria (Pc) leaf extract prepared by using microwave irradiation. We studied their enhanced antimicrobial activity on human pathogens as well as cytotoxicity on breast cancer cells (MCF-7). Biofabricated silver and copper nanoparticles exhibited UV-Visible absorbance peaks at 420 nm and 575 nm, confirming the bioreduction and stabilization of nanoparticles. Nanoparticles were characterized by FTIR, XRD, FESEM, and EDX analysis...
February 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213961/chrysin-induces-death-of-prostate-cancer-cells-by-inducing-ros-and-er-stress
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Soomin Ryu, Whasun Lim, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
Chrysin is a natural flavone found in numerous plant extracts, honey and propolis that has multiple biological activities including anti-cancer effects. Understanding of biological mechanisms mediated in response to chrysin in cancerous cells may provide novel insight into chemotherapeutic approaches with reduced side effects in cancers. In the present study, we investigated functional roles of chrysin in progression of prostate cancer cells using DU145 and PC-3 cell lines. The results showed that chrysin induced apoptosis of cells evidenced by DNA fragmentation and increasing the population of both DU145 and PC-3 cells in the sub-G1 phase of the cell cycle...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213620/post-contrast-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-a-propensity-score-adjusted-study
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Jennifer S McDonald, Robert J McDonald, Eric E Williamson, David F Kallmes, Kianoush Kashani
PURPOSE: To examine the association of intravenous iodinated contrast material administration with the subsequent development of post-contrast AKI (PC-AKI), emergent dialysis, and short-term mortality using a propensity score-adjusted analysis of a cohort of intensive care unit (ICU) patients who underwent CT examination. METHODS: All ICU patients at our institution who received a contrast-enhanced (contrast group) or unenhanced (noncontrast group) CT scan from January 2006 to December 2014 were identified...
February 17, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213325/carbon-dots-based-fret-for-the-detection-of-dna-damage
#6
Jiri Kudr, Lukas Richtera, Kledi Xhaxhiu, David Hynek, Zbynek Heger, Ondrej Zitka, Vojtech Adam
Here, we aimed our attention at the synthesis of carbon dots (C-dots) with the ability to interact with DNA to suggest an approach for the detection of DNA damage. Primarily, C-dots modified with amine moieties were synthesized using the one-step microwave pyrolysis of citric acid in the presence of diethylenetriamine. The C-dots showed strong photoluminescence with a quantum yield of 4%. In addition, the C-dots (2.8±0.8nm) possessed a good colloidal stability and exhibited a positive surface charge (ζ=36mV) at a neutral pH...
February 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213278/identifying-overarching-excipient-properties-towards-an-in-depth-understanding-of-process-and-product-performance-for-continuous-twin-screw-wet-granulation
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N Willecke, A Szepes, M Wunderlich, J P Remon, C Vervaet, T De Beer
The overall objective of this work is to understand how excipient characteristics influence the process and product performance for a continuous twin-screw wet granulation process. The knowledge gained through this study is intended to be used for a Quality by Design (QbD)-based formulation design approach and formulation optimization. A total of 9 preferred fillers and 9 preferred binders were selected for this study. The selected fillers and binders were extensively characterized regarding their physico-chemical and solid state properties using 21 material characterization techniques...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212861/accumulation-of-phosphatidylcholine-on-gut-mucosal-surface-is-not-dominated-by-electrostatic-interactions
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Agatha Korytowski, Wasim Abuillan, Federico Amadei, Ali Makky, Andrea Gumiero, Irmgard Sinning, Annika Gauss, Wolfgang Stremmel, Motomu Tanaka
The accumulation of phosphatidylcholine (PC) in the intestinal mucus layer is crucial for the protection of colon epithelia from the bacterial attack. It has been reported that the depletion of PC is a distinct feature of ulcerative colitis. Here we addressed the question how PC interacts with its binding proteins, the mucins, which may establish the hydrophobic barrier against colonic microbiota. In the first step, the interactions of dioleoylphosphatidylcholine (DOPC) with two mucin preparations from porcine stomach, have been studied using dynamic light scattering, zeta potential measurement, and Langmuir isotherms, suggesting that mucin binds to the surface of DOPC vesicles...
February 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212859/docosahexaenoic-acid-phospholipid-differentially-modulates-the-conformation-of-g90v-and-n55k-rhodopsin-mutants-associated-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Xiaoyun Dong, María Guadalupe Herrera-Hernández, Eva Ramon, Pere Garriga
Rhodopsin is the visual photoreceptor of the retinal rod cells that mediates dim light vision and a prototypical member of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily. The structural stability and functional performance of rhodopsin are modulated by membrane lipids. Docosahexaenoic acid has been shown to interact with native rhodopsin but no direct evidence has been established on the effect of such lipid on the stability and regeneration of rhodopsin mutants associated with retinal diseases. The stability and regeneration of two thermosensitive mutants G90V and N55K, associated with the retinal degenerative disease retinitis pigmentosa, have been analyzed in docosohexaenoic phospholipid (1,2-didocosa-hexaenoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine; DDHA-PC) liposomes...
February 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212565/the-mir-675-5p-regulates-the-progression-and-development-of-pancreatic-cancer-via-the-ubqln1-zeb1-mir200-axis
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Jue Wang, Youli Zhang, Hong Wei, Xingxing Zhang, Yan Wu, Aihua Gong, Yu Xia, Wenbing Wang, Min Xu
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is a highly lethal disease due to extensive metastatic lesions. Accumulating evidence suggests that miR-675-5p plays different roles in metastasis through the regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal (EMT) and the mesenchymal to epithelial transitions (MET) in different cancers. ZEB1 promotes the EMT process by controlling the expression of E-cadherin and may have a reciprocal regulation with Ubiquilin1 (UBQLN1) and mir-200 family in cancer progression. In the present study, we showed that decreased expression of miR-675-5p is associated with the enhanced cell proliferation and survival of PC cells, while the increased expression of mir-675-5p shows the opposite one...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212531/msmb-gene-rs10993994-polymorphism-increases-the-risk-of-prostate-cancer
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Tao Peng, Lifeng Zhang, Lijie Zhu, Yuan-Yuan Mi
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) identified microseminoprotein-β (MSMB) gene rs10993994 polymorphism was significantly associated with prostate cancer (PC) risk. However, the association between MSMB gene rs10993994 polymorphism and PC risk remains controversial. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis by searching in the databases of PubMed, and Embase. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated by using fixed-effect or random-effect models. A total of 11 publications containing 13 case-control studies for rs10993994 polymorphism were included in our analysis...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212321/therapeutic-approaches-targeting-myc-driven-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Richard J Rebello, Richard B Pearson, Ross D Hannan, Luc Furic
The transcript encoding the proto-oncogene MYC is commonly overexpressed in prostate cancer (PC). MYC protein abundance is also increased in the majority of cases of advanced and metastatic castrate-resistant PC (mCRPC). Accordingly, the MYC-directed transcriptional program directly contributes to PC by upregulating the expression of a number of pro-tumorigenic factors involved in cell growth and proliferation. A key cellular process downstream of MYC activity is the regulation of ribosome biogenesis which sustains tumor growth...
February 16, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212300/amorphous-amorphous-phase-separation-in-api-polymer-formulations
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Christian Luebbert, Fabian Huxoll, Gabriele Sadowski
The long-term stability of pharmaceutical formulations of poorly-soluble drugs in polymers determines their bioavailability and therapeutic applicability. However, these formulations do not only often tend to crystallize during storage, but also tend to undergo unwanted amorphous-amorphous phase separations (APS). Whereas the crystallization behavior of APIs in polymers has been measured and modeled during the last years, the APS phenomenon is still poorly understood. In this study, the crystallization behavior, APS, and glass-transition temperatures formulations of ibuprofen and felodipine in polymeric PLGA excipients exhibiting different ratios of lactic acid and glycolic acid monomers in the PLGA chain were investigated by means of hot-stage microscopy and DSC...
February 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211691/lipophilized-grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-derivatives-as-novel-antioxidants
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Mingshun Chen, Shujuan Yu
Grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) is a natural food antioxidant. Natural proanthocyanidins (PC) in grape seed are usually polyhydroxy derivatives which exhibit hydrophilic character. GSP was modified structurally to improve its lipophilicity, expand its application in lipophilic media, and enhance its cellular absorption in vivo. Esterification of the water-soluble GSP was prepared by immobilized lipase Lipozyme TL IM with lauric acid, and their enhanced lipophilicity was confirmed by the 1-octanol/water partition coefficient...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211675/synthesis-of-orthorhombic-perovskite-type-znsno3-single-crystal-nanoplates-and-their-application-in-energy-harvesting
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Runjiang Guo, Yiping Guo, Huanan Duan, Hua Li, Hezhou Liu
In recent years, the lead-free piezoelectric nanogenerators have attracted much attention, because of their great potential for harvesting energy from our environment. Here, we report on the first synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) single crystal ZnSnO3 hexagon nanoplates and fabrication of nanogenerators based on the single crystal ZnSnO3 nanoplates. The orthorhombic perovskite structured ZnSnO3 nanoplates with the (111) facets exposed at the surface of the plates are successfully synthesized via a one-step hydrothermal reaction...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211011/teoa-a-triterpenoid-from-actinidia-eriantha-induces-autophagy-in-sw620-cells-via-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-ros-dependent-mitophagy
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Dandan Zhang, Cuixia Gao, Ruyi Li, Lin Zhang, Jingkui Tian
2α,3α,24-Thrihydroxyurs-12-en-28-oicacid (TEOA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid, isolated from the roots of Actinidia eriantha, exhibits significant cytotoxicity against SW620, BGC-823, HepG-2, A549 and PC-3 cancer cells. In this study, we investigated the underlying molecular mechanism of the anticancer activity of TEOA in SW620 cells. We demonstrated that TEOA induced apoptosis through cleavage of caspase-9 and PARP in SW620 cells. In addition, evidence of TEOA-mediated autophagy included the induction of autophagolysosomes and activation of autophagic markers LC-3B and p62...
February 16, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210495/reproducibility-of-pulmonary-blood-flow-measurements-by-phase-contrast-mri-using-different-1-5-t-mr-scanners-at-two-institutions
#17
Rin Iraha, Nanae Tsuchiya, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Tae Iwasawa, Sadayuki Murayama
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be beneficial for diagnosis of disease by offering quantitative information. However, reproducibility can be a major problem when there is a numerical threshold in multi-institution, multi-vendor situations. PURPOSE: To measure pulmonary blood flow with phase-contrast (PC) imaging using two different MR scanners (1.5 T) at different institutions in the same participants and to examine the reproducibility of the measurements...
January 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210074/second-look-surgery-plus-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-at-high-risk-of-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-does-it-really-save-lives
#18
EDITORIAL
Delia Cortes-Guiral, Dominique Elias, Pedro Antonio Cascales-Campos, Alfredo Badía Yébenes, Ismael Guijo Castellano, Ana Isabel León Carbonero, José Ignacio Martín Valadés, Jesus Garcia-Foncillas, Damian Garcia-Olmo
The treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) of colorectal origin with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has a 5-year recurrence-free or cure rate of at least 16%, so it is no longer labeled as a fatal disease, and offers prolonged survival for patients with a low peritoneal carcinomatosis index. Metachronous PC of colorectal origin is so predictable that there is a model which has been used to successfully determine the individual risk of each patient. Patients at risk are clearly identified; those with the highest risk have small peritoneal nodules present in the first surgery (70% probability of developing PC), ovarian metastases (60%), perforated tumor onset or intraoperative tumor rupture (50%)...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209912/detection-efficacy-of-hybrid-68-ga-psma-ligand-pet-ct-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-biochemical-recurrence-after-primary-radiation-therapy-defined-by-phoenix-criteria
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Ingo Einspieler, Isabel Rauscher, Charlotte Düwel, Markus Krönke, Christoph Rischpler, Gregor Habl, Sabrina Dewes, Armin Ott, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Markus Schwaiger, Tobias Maurer, Matthias Eiber
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the detection rate of Glu-NH-CO-NH-Lys-(Ahx)-[(68)Ga(HBED-CC)] ((68)Ga-PSMA ligand) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with biochemical recurrent prostate cancer (PC) defined by Phoenix criteria after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) or brachytherapy as primary treatment. Methods: 118 patients were finally eligible for this retrospective analysis with a median prostate-specific antigen (PSA) of 6.4 ng/mL (range: 2.2-158...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209453/-detection-and-classification-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-primary-care-and-importance-of-albuminuria
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P J Labrador, S González-Sanchidrián, S Polanco, E Davin, J M Fuentes, J R Gómez-Martino
INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a public health problem, and Primary Care (PC) plays a key role in its detection and classification based on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), as well as the level of albuminuria for its proper management. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence and classification of CKD in patients attended in PC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An analysis was made of CKD prevalence and classification according to the Kidney Disease-Improving Global Outcomes guidelines in PC patients...
February 13, 2017: Semergen
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