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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053067/the-proteome-of-pus-from-human-brain-abscesses-host-derived-neurotoxic-proteins-and-the-cell-type-diversity-of-cns-pus
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Bjørnar Hassel, Gustavo Antonio De Souza, Maria Ekman Stensland, Jugoslav Ivanovic, Øyvind Voie, Daniel Dahlberg
OBJECTIVE What determines the extent of tissue destruction during brain abscess formation is not known. Pyogenic brain infections cause destruction of brain tissue that greatly exceeds the area occupied by microbes, as seen in experimental studies, pointing to cytotoxic factors other than microbes in pus. This study examined whether brain abscess pus contains cytotoxic proteins that might explain the extent of tissue destruction. METHODS Pus proteins from 20 human brain abscesses and, for comparison, 7 subdural empyemas were analyzed by proteomics mass spectrometry...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048241/nanofibrous-electrospun-hdecm-based-hybrid-scaffold-as-wound-dressing-for-reducing-scarring
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Tae Hee Kim, Youngmee Jung, Soo Hyun Kim
Produced via electrospinning, poly(l-lactide-co-caprolactone) (PLCL) membranes, which have a porous structure and are biodegradable, are of interest in various medical fields. The porous-structured electrospun membrane is particularly interesting because of several favorable properties: it exudes fluid from the wound, does not build up under the wound covering, and does not cause wound desiccation. Moreover, extracellular matrix (ECM)-based structures derived by tissue decellularization have application as engineered tissue scaffolds and as supports for cellular regeneration...
October 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045497/ceftriaxone-and-n-acetylcysteine-induced-brain-tolerance-to-ischemia-influence-on-glutamate-levels-in-focal-cerebral-ischemia
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Weronika Krzyżanowska, Bartosz Pomierny, Beata Bystrowska, Lucyna Pomierny-Chamioło, Małgorzata Filip, Bogusława Budziszewska, Joanna Pera
One of the major players in the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemia is disrupted homeostasis of glutamatergic neurotransmission, resulting in elevated extracellular glutamate (Glu) concentrations and excitotoxicity-related cell death. In the brain, Glu concentrations are regulated by Glu transporters, including Glu transporter-1 (GLT-1) and cystine/Glu antiporter (system xc-). Modulation of these transporters by administration of ceftriaxone (CEF, 200 mg/kg, i.p.) or N-acetylcysteine (NAC, 150 mg/kg, i.p.) for 5 days before focal cerebral ischemia may induce brain tolerance to ischemia by significantly limiting stroke-related damage and normalizing Glu concentrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039495/protective-effects-of-neem-azadirachta-indica-a-juss-leaf-extract-against-cigarette-smoke-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-pulmonary-inflammation
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Jae-Won Lee, Hyung Won Ryu, So-Yeon Park, Hyun Ah Park, Ok-Kyoung Kwon, Heung Joo Yuk, Krishna K Shrestha, Minwoo Park, Jung Hee Kim, Sangwoo Lee, Sei-Ryang Oh, Kyung-Seop Ahn
Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) leaf has been reported to exert anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effects of neem leaf extract (NLE) against cigarette smoke (CS)- and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pulmonary inflammation. Treatment with NLE significantly attenuated the infiltration of inflammatory cells, such as neutrophils and macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). NLE also reduced the production of reactive oxygen species and the activity of neutrophil elastase in BALF...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038362/cdc42-activation-couples-fluid-shear-stress-to-apical-endocytosis-in-proximal-tubule-cells
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Sohinee Bhattacharyya, Frédéric G Jean-Alphonse, Venkatesan Raghavan, Jennifer C McGarvey, Youssef Rbaibi, Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, Marcelo D Carattino, Ora A Weisz
Cells lining the kidney proximal tubule (PT) respond to acute changes in glomerular filtration rate and the accompanying fluid shear stress (FSS) to regulate reabsorption of ions, glucose, and other filtered molecules and maintain glomerulotubular balance. Recently, we discovered that exposure of PT cells to FSS also stimulates an increase in apical endocytic capacity (Raghavan et al. PNAS, 111:8506-8511, 2014). We found that FSS triggered an increase in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) that required release of extracellular ATP and the presence of primary cilia...
October 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036882/biomineralization-of-fucoidan-peptide-blends-and-their-potential-applications-in-bone-tissue-regeneration
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Harrison T Pajovich, Ipsita A Banerjee
Fucoidan (Fuc), a natural polysaccharide derived from brown seaweed algae, and gelatin (Gel) were conjugated to form a template for preparation of biomimetic scaffolds for potential applications in bone tissue regeneration. To the Fuc-Gel we then incorporated the peptide sequence MTNYDEAAMAIASLN (MTN) derived from the E-F hand domain, known for its calcium binding properties. To mimic the components of the extracellular matrix of bone tissue, the Fuc-Gel-MTN assemblies were incubated in simulated body fluid (SBF) to induce biomineralization, resulting in the formation of β-tricalcium phosphate, and hydroxyapatite (HAp)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036351/mirandola-2017-a-curated-knowledge-base-of-non-invasive-biomarkers
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Francesco Russo, Sebastiano Di Bella, Federica Vannini, Gabriele Berti, Flavia Scoyni, Helen V Cook, Alberto Santos, Giovanni Nigita, Vincenzo Bonnici, Alessandro Laganà, Filippo Geraci, Alfredo Pulvirenti, Rosalba Giugno, Federico De Masi, Kirstine Belling, Lars J Jensen, S Ren Brunak, Marco Pellegrini, Alfredo Ferro
miRandola (http://mirandola.iit.cnr.it/) is a database of extracellular non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) that was initially published in 2012, foreseeing the relevance of ncRNAs as non-invasive biomarkers. An increasing amount of experimental evidence shows that ncRNAs are frequently dysregulated in diseases. Further, ncRNAs have been discovered in different extracellular forms, such as exosomes, which circulate in human body fluids. Thus, miRandola 2017 is an effort to update and collect the accumulating information on extracellular ncRNAs that is spread across scientific publications and different databases...
September 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035932/extracellular-vesicles-in-cartilage-homeostasis-and-osteoarthritis
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Shigeru Miyaki, Martin K Lotz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Extracellular vesicles carry bioactive molecules that can be transferred between cells and tissues. The purpose of this review is to describe how extracellular vesicles regulate functions of cells in cartilage and other joint tissues. The potential application of extracellular vesicles in the treatment of osteoarthritis and as biomarkers will also be discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: Extracellular vesicles are found in synovial fluid, in articular cartilage and in the supernatants of synoviocytes and chondrocytes...
October 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035673/extracellular-pyridine-nucleotides-as-immune-elicitors-in-arabidopsis
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Zhonglin Mou
The pyridine nucleotides nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and NAD phosphate (NADP) are coenzymes that function in both metabolic reactions and intracellular signaling. Emerging evidence from animal research indicates that NAD(P) also acts in the extracellular space (ECS). We have shown in the model plant Arabidopsis that (1) exogenous NAD(P) induces immune responses, (2) pathogen infection causes leakage of intracellular NAD(P) into the extracellular fluid at concentrations sufficient to induce immune responses, and (3) removal of extracellular NAD(P) [eNAD(P)] by expressing the human NAD(P)-metabolizing ectoenzyme CD38 partially compromises systemic acquired resistance...
October 16, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035461/evaluating-efemp1-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-serum-as-a-potential-diagnosis-biomarker-for-meningiomas
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Li Jia, Chen Liu, Ying Xin, Aimin Zhang, Yunli Zhou, Dong Dong, Li Ren
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum levels of EGF containing fibulin-like extracellular matrix protein 1 (EFEMP1) in the patients with meningiomas and explore its potential as a biomarker. METHODS: Forty-five patients with meningioma, 11 of whom underwent meningioma resection, as well as 30 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. CSF and blood samples were collected preoperatively and postoperatively. Expression levels of EFEMP1 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032300/gastric-cathepsin-d-exception-or-the-rule-in-decapods-crustaceans
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Diana Martínez-Alarcón, Reinhard Saborowski, Liliana Rojo-Arreola, Fernando García-Carreño
Cathepsin D is an aspartic endopetidase with typical characteristics of lysosomal enzymes. Cathepsin D activity has been reported in the gastric fluid of clawed lobsters where it acts as an extracellular digestive enzyme. Here we investigate whether cathepsin D is unique in clawed lobsters or, instead, common in decapod crustaceans. Eleven species of decapods belonging to six infraorders were tested for cathepsin D activity in the midgut gland, the muscle tissue, the gills, and when technically possible, in the gastric fluid...
October 11, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031361/treatment-of-disorders-of-sodium-balance-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
David H Ellison
Extracellular fluid volume expansion is nearly universal in patients with CKD. Such volume expansion has features similar to the syndrome of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, which not only leads to symptoms but can also lead to further organ damage. Unique treatment challenges are present in this patient population, including low glomerular filtration, which limits sodium chloride filtration, intrinsic tubule predisposition to sodium chloride retention, and proteinuria. In addition, pharmacokinetic considerations alter the disposition of diuretics in patients with CKD and nephrotic syndrome...
September 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029390/extracellular-truncated-tau-causes-early-presynaptic-dysfunction-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-tauopathies
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Fulvio Florenzano, Corsetti Veronica, Gabriele Ciasca, Maria Teresa Ciotti, Anna Pittaluga, Gunedalina Olivero, Marco Feligioni, Filomena Iannuzzi, Valentina Latina, Michele Francesco Maria Sciacca, Alessandro Sinopoli, Danilo Milardi, Giuseppe Pappalardo, De Spirito Marco, Massimiliano Papi, Anna Atlante, Antonella Bobba, Antonella Borreca, Pietro Calissano, Giuseppina Amadoro
The largest part of tau secreted from AD nerve terminals and released in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) is C-terminally truncated, soluble and unaggregated supporting potential extracellular role(s) of NH2 -derived fragments of protein on synaptic dysfunction underlying neurodegenerative tauopathies, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here we show that sub-toxic doses of extracellular-applied human NH2 tau 26-44 (aka NH 2 htau) -which is the minimal active moiety of neurotoxic 20-22kDa peptide accumulating in vivo at AD synapses and secreted into parenchyma- acutely provokes presynaptic deficit in K(+) -evoked glutamate release on hippocampal synaptosomes along with alteration in local Ca(2+) dynamics...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027210/oedema-fibrosis-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-role-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, Antigoni Papavasiliou, Katerina Giannakopoulou, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Maria Roser Pons, Evangelos Karanasios, Ioannis Nikas, George Papadopoulos, Genovefa Kolovou, George P Chrousos
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked muscle disorder characterized by progressive, irreversible loss of cardiac and skeletal muscular function. Muscular enlargement in DMD is attributed to oedema, due to the increased cytoplasmic Na+ concentration. The aim in this review is to present the current experience and emphasize the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in the diagnosis of this condition. DMD patients' survival depends on ventilatory assistance, as respiratory muscle dysfunction was the most common cause of death in the past...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026164/production-and-evaluation-of-parathyroid-hormone-receptor1-ligands-with-intrinsic-or-assembled-peroxidase-domains
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Xavier Charest-Morin, Patrice E Poubelle, François Marceau
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) can be C-terminally extended without significant affinity loss for the PTH1 receptor (PTHR1). We developed fusion protein ligands with enzymatic activity to probe PTHR1s at the cell surface. Two fusion proteins were generated by linking PTH to the N-terminus of either horseradish peroxidase (PTH-HRP) or the genetically modified soybean peroxidase APEX2 (PTH-APEX2). Alternatively, myc-tagged PTH (PTH-myc) was combined with antibodies, some of which HRP-conjugated, in the extracellular fluid...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025360/best-practice-of-identification-and-proteomic-analysis-of-extracellular-vesicles-in-human-health-and-disease
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Barbara W Sódar, Árpád Kovács, Tamás Visnovitz, Éva Pállinger, Károly Vékey, Gabriella Pocsfalvi, Lilla Turiák, Edit I Buzás
Extracellular vesicles are emerging sources of biomarkers for modern preventive and precision medicine. Extracellular vesicles in body fluids offer a unique opportunity for integrative biomarker approaches due to their complex biocargo that includes proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and metabolites. Mass spectrometry-based proteomics data suggest that a significant portion of human proteins are sorted into extracellular vesicles and amenable for biomarker discovery schemes. Areas covered: this review focuses on key aspects of isolation, quality control and subsequent analysis of blood plasma- and conditioned medium-derived extracellular vesicle proteins, and summarizes the current state-of-the-art in the field...
October 13, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025042/stage-specific-follicular-extracellular-vesicle-uptake-and-regulation-of-bovine-granulosa-cell-proliferation
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Wei-Ting Hung, Raphatphorn Navakanitworakul, Tarique Khan, Pan Zhang John S Davis, Lynda K McGinnis, Lane K Christenson
Follicular fluid within ovarian antral follicles contains numerous factors, which influence the development of a healthy oocyte including nucleic acids, steroids, proteins, and extracellular vesicles (EVs). Current evidence indicates that follicular EVs promote changes in cellular gene expression and support cumulus-oocyte-complex expansion in vitro. In this study, we found EVs from different sized follicles differentially stimulate granulosa cell proliferation and this could be explained by both the differential contents associated, on or within the vesicles and by the preferential uptake of EVs dependent on follicle size from which they were isolated...
August 28, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024941/in-depth-proteomic-analysis-of-tissue-interstitial-fluid-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-serum-biomarker-discovery
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Jian Zhang, Ning Hao, Wei Liu, Min Lu, Longqin Sun, Ning Chen, Miantao Wu, Xiaohang Zhao, Baocai Xing, Wei Sun, Fuchu He
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver. New serum biomarkers for HCC screening are needed, especially for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) negative patients. As a proximal fluid between body fluids and intracellular fluid, tissue interstitial fluid (TIF) is a suitable source for serum biomarker discovery. METHODS: Sixteen paired TIF samples from HCC tumour and adjacent non-tumour tissues were analysed by isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) method...
October 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024380/cell-to-cell-communication-micrornas-as-hormones
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REVIEW
Recep Bayraktar, Katrien Van Roosbroeck, George A Calin
Mammalian cells can release different types of extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes, microvesicles, and apoptotic bodies. Accumulating evidence suggests that EVs play a role in cell-to-cell communication within the tumor microenvironment. EVs' components, such as proteins, non-coding RNAs [microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs)], messenger RNAs (mRNAs), DNA, and lipids, can mediate paracrine signaling in the tumor microenvironment. Recently, miRNAs encapsulated in secreted EVs have been identified in the extracellular space...
October 11, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023630/the-hmgb1-is-increased-in-csf-of-patients-with-an-anti-nmdar-encephalitis
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P Ai, X Zhang, Z Xie, G Liu, X Liu, S Pan, H Wang
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-17A may play important roles in the pathogenesis of this disease. High-mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1), a small but highly conserved ubiquitous protein, is recognized to be a potent innate inflammatory mediator that can activate the nuclear factor light chain enhancer of activated B cells and release cytokines such as IL-6 and IL-17A when released extracellularly...
October 12, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
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