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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319669/cell-adhesion-on-dynamic-supramolecular-surfaces-probed-by-fluid-force-microscopy-based-single-cell-force-spectroscopy
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Shrikrishnan Sankaran, Leena Jaatinen, Jenny Brinkmann, Tomaso Zambelli, Janos Vörös, Pascal Jonkheijm
Biomimetic and stimuli-responsive cell-material interfaces are actively being developed to study and control various cell-dynamics phenomena. Since cells naturally reside in the highly dynamic and complex environment of the extracellular matrix, attempts are being made to replicate these conditions in synthetic biomaterials. Supramolecular chemistry, dealing with non-covalent interactions, has recently provided possibilities to incorporate such dynamicity and responsiveness in various types of architectures...
March 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317223/cancer-with-low-cathepsin-d-levels-is-susceptible-to-v-atpase-inhibition
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Satoshi Kitazawa, Satoru Nishizawa, Hideyuki Nakagawa, Masaaki Funata, Kazuho Nishimura, Tomoyoshi Soga, Takahito Hara
Vacuolar (H(+) )-ATPases (V-ATPases) have important roles in the supply of nutrients to tumors by mediating autophagy and the endocytic uptake of extracellular fluids. Accordingly, V-ATPases are attractive therapeutic targets for cancer. However, the clinical use of V-ATPase inhibitors as anti-cancer drugs has not been realized, possibly owing to their high toxicity in humans. V-ATPase inhibition may be an appropriate strategy in highly susceptible cancers. In this study, we explored markers of V-ATPase inhibitor sensitivity...
March 19, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317069/deciphering-the-role-of-ectosomes-in-cancer-development-and-progression-focus-on-the-proteome
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REVIEW
Magdalena Surman, Ewa Stępień, Dorota Hoja-Łukowicz, Małgorzata Przybyło
Ectosomes are small heterogeneous membrane vesicles generated by budding from the plasma membrane in a variety of cell types and, more frequently, in tumor cells. They are shed into the extracellular space and are proposed as a novel form of intracellular communication in which information is transmitted from the originating cell to recipient cells without direct cell-to-cell contact. This review focuses on a single population of extracellular vesicles-ectosomes. We summarize recent studies of tumor-derived ectosomes which examine their biogenesis and protein cargo, and their influence on different aspects of cancer progression...
March 19, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316229/mucinous-carcinoma-with-extensive-signet-ring-cell-differentiation-a-case-report
#4
Hye Min Kim, Eun Kyung Kim, Ja Seung Koo
Breast cancers that present with mucin include mucinous carcinoma and carcinoma with signet ring cell differentiation. The former shows extracellular mucin and the latter shows abundant intracellular mucin. Here, we report a case of breast cancer showing both extracellular mucin and extensive signet ring cell differentiation due to abundant intracellular mucin. Unlike mucinous carcinoma, this case had the features of high-grade nuclear pleomorphism, high mitotic index, estrogen receptor negativity, progesterone receptor negativity, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 positivity, and ductal type with positivity for E-cadherin...
March 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314099/protein-corona-of-magnetic-hydroxyapatite-scaffold-improves-cell-proliferation-via-activation-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Yue Zhu, Qi Yang, Minggang Yang, Xiaohui Zhan, Fang Lan, Jing He, Zhongwei Gu, Yao Wu
The beneficial effect of magnetic scaffolds on the improvement of cell proliferation has been well documented. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanisms about the magnetic scaffolds stimulating cell proliferation remain largely unknown. Once the scaffold enters into the biological fluids, a protein corona forms and directly influences the biological function of scaffold. This study aimed at investigating the formation of protein coronas on hydroxyapatite (HA) and magnetic hydroxyapatite (MHA) scaffolds in vitro and in vivo, and consequently its effect on regulating cell proliferation...
March 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306698/oral-application-of-magnesium-l-threonate-attenuates-vincristine-induced-allodynia-and-hyperalgesia-by-normalization-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Ting Xu, Dai Li, Xin Zhou, Han-Dong Ouyang, Li-Jun Zhou, Hang Zhou, Hong-Mei Zhang, Xu-Hong Wei, Guosong Liu, Xian-Guo Liu
BACKGROUND: Antineoplastic agents, including vincristine, often induce neuropathic pain and magnesium deficiency clinically, but the causal link between them has not been determined. No drug is available for treating this form of neuropathic pain. METHODS: Injection of vincristine (0.1 mg · kg · day, intraperitoneally, for 10 days) was used to induce nociceptive sensitization, which was accessed with von Frey hairs and the plantar tester in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303585/the-effect-of-depth-of-centrifuged-synovial-fluid-on-leukocyte-esterase-test-for-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Pakpoom Ruangsomboon, Sriprapa Chinprasertsuk, Varanya Khejonnit, Keerati Chareancholvanich
Centrifugation of aspirated synovial fluid before leukocytes esterase (LE) testing for diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) may make blood tinged specimens interpretable. We aimed to establish the proper sampling depth of centrifuged specimens for LE testing as one diagnostic criterion and also AS-D chloroacetate esterase (CAE) staining testing as an adjunctive tool. A definite PJI knee joint group and an aseptic primary total knee arthroplasty control group were studied quasi-experimentally (N = 46)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301987/properties-of-epithelial-cells-and-vaginal-secretions-in-pregnant-women-when-lactobacillus-crispatus-or-lactobacillus-iners-dominate-the-vaginal-microbiome
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Julie Leizer, Dimitrios Nasioudis, Larry J Forney, G Maria Schneider, Karol Gliniewicz, Allison Boester, Steven S Witkin
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine differences in properties of vaginal epithelial cells and the composition of vaginal secretions when Lactobacillus crispatus or Lactobacillus iners are numerically dominant in the vaginal microenvironment of pregnant women. METHODS: The vaginal microbiomes of 157 first-trimester pregnant women were identified by classifying partial 16S gene sequences amplified from the V1 to V3 region of bacterial ribosomal 16S RNA genes...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298906/the-biodiversity-of-the-microbiota-producing-heat-resistant-enzymes-responsible-for-spoilage-in-processed-bovine-milk-and-dairy-products
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REVIEW
Solimar G Machado, François Baglinière, Sophie Marchand, Els Van Coillie, Maria C D Vanetti, Jan De Block, Marc Heyndrickx
Raw bovine milk is highly nutritious as well as pH-neutral, providing the ideal conditions for microbial growth. The microbiota of raw milk is diverse and originates from several sources of contamination including the external udder surface, milking equipment, air, water, feed, grass, feces, and soil. Many bacterial and fungal species can be found in raw milk. The autochthonous microbiota of raw milk immediately after milking generally comprises lactic acid bacteria such as Lactococcus, Lactobacillus, Streptococcus, and Leuconostoc species, which are technologically important for the dairy industry, although they do occasionally cause spoilage of dairy products...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298456/microglial-complement-receptor-3-regulates-brain-a%C3%AE-levels-through-secreted-proteolytic-activity
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Eva Czirr, Nicholas A Castello, Kira I Mosher, Joseph M Castellano, Izumi V Hinkson, Kurt M Lucin, Bernat Baeza-Raja, Jae Kyu Ryu, Lulin Li, Sasha N Farina, Nadia P Belichenko, Frank M Longo, Katerina Akassoglou, Markus Britschgi, John R Cirrito, Tony Wyss-Coray
Recent genetic evidence supports a link between microglia and the complement system in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we uncovered a novel role for the microglial complement receptor 3 (CR3) in the regulation of soluble β-amyloid (Aβ) clearance independent of phagocytosis. Unexpectedly, ablation of CR3 in human amyloid precursor protein-transgenic mice results in decreased, rather than increased, Aβ accumulation. In line with these findings, cultured microglia lacking CR3 are more efficient than wild-type cells at degrading extracellular Aβ by secreting enzymatic factors, including tissue plasminogen activator...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297588/oncostatin-m-preconditioned-mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviate-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-through-paracrine-effects-of-the-hepatocyte-growth-factor
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Ying-Wei Lan, Si-Min Theng, Tsung-Teng Huang, Kong-Bung Choo, Chuan-Mu Chen, Han-Pin Kuo, Kowit-Yu Chong
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are widely considered for treatment of pulmonary fibrosis based on the anti-inflammatory, antifibrotic, antiapoptotic, and regenerative properties of the cells. Recently, elevated levels of oncostatin M (OSM) have been reported in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of a pulmonary fibrosis animal model and in patients. In this work, we aimed to prolong engrafted MSC survival and to enhance the effectiveness of pulmonary fibrosis transplantation therapy by using OSM-preconditioned MSCs...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295857/single-frequency-and-multi-frequency-bioimpedance-analysis-what-is-the-difference
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Serkan Feyyaz Yalın, Sibel Gulcicek, Suna Avci, Banu Erkalma Senates, Mehmet Riza Altıparmak, Sinan Trabulus, Selma Alagoz, Hakan Yavuzer, Alper Doventas, Nurhan Seyahi
AIM: Bioelectrical impedance analysis is a promising method in determining the body compartments in hemodialysis patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate the agreement between two widely used methods: the single-frequency and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses. METHODS: Maintenance hemodialysis patients were enrolled in the study. Single-frequency and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses were performed consecutively before hemodialysis...
March 10, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288760/isolation-and-characterization-of-exosomes-derived-from-fertile-sheep-hydatid-cysts
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Mar Siles-Lucas, Carlos Sánchez-Ovejero, María González-Sánchez, Esperanza González, Juan Manuel Falcón-Pérez, Belgees Boufana, Federica Fratini, Adriano Casulli, Raúl Manzano-Román
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a chronic and complex zoonotic disease. Information on the mechanisms involved in parasite establishment, growth and persistence remain limited. These may be modulated by a crosstalk between extracellular vesicles (EVs). EVs including exosomes and microvesicles are able to carry developmental signaling proteins which coordinate growth and establishment of several parasites. Here, an exosome enriched EV fraction was isolated from hydatid fluid (HF) of fertile sheep cysts. A proteomic analysis of this fraction identified a number of parasite-derived vesicle-membrane associated proteins as well as cytosolic proteins...
March 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288366/oligomeric-protein-complexes-of-apolipoproteins-stabilize-the-internal-fluid-environment-of-organism-in-redfins-of-the-tribolodon-genus-pisces-cypriniformes-cyprinidae
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Alla M Andreeva, Marina V Serebryakova, Nina E Lamash
One of the most important functions of plasma proteins in vertebrates is their participation in osmotic homeostasis in the organism. Modern concepts about plasma proteins and their capillary filtration are based on a model of large monomeric proteins that are able to penetrate the interstitial space. At the same time, it was revealed that a considerable amount of oligomeric complexes are present in the low-molecular-weight (LM) protein fraction in the extracellular fluids of fishes. The functions of these complexes are unknown...
March 1, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287542/prolonged-incubation-of-acute-neuronal-tissue-for-electrophysiology-and-calcium-imaging
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Morven A Cameron, Orsolya Kekesi, John W Morley, Alba Bellot-Saez, Sindy Kueh, Paul Breen, André van Schaik, Jonathan Tapson, Yossi Buskila
Acute neuronal tissue preparations, brain slices and retinal wholemount, can usually only be maintained for 6 - 8 h following dissection. This limits the experimental time, and increases the number of animals that are utilized per study. This limitation specifically impacts protocols such as calcium imaging that require prolonged pre-incubation with bath-applied dyes. Exponential bacterial growth within 3 - 4 h after slicing is tightly correlated with a decrease in tissue health. This study describes a method for limiting the proliferation of bacteria in acute preparations to maintain viable neuronal tissue for prolonged periods of time (>24 h) without the need for antibiotics, sterile procedures, or tissue culture media containing growth factors...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283478/annexin-a2-contributes-to-lung-injury-and-fibrosis-by-augmenting-factor-xa-fibrogenic-activity
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Michael Schuliga, Jade Jaffar, Asres Berhan, Shenna Langenbach, Trudi Harris, David Waters, Peter Vee Sin Lee, Christopher Grainge, Glen Westall, Darryl Knight, Alastair G Stewart
In lung injury and disease, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), extravascular factor X is converted into factor Xa (FXa), a coagulant protease with fibrogenic actions. Extracellular annexin A2 binds to FXa, augmenting activation of the protease activated receptor-1 (PAR-1). In this study, the contribution of annexin A2 in lung injury and fibrosis was investigated. Annexin A2 immunoreactivity was observed in regions of fibrosis, including associated with fibroblasts in lung tissue of IPF patients...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280417/hydrogen-peroxide-attenuates-refilling-of-intracellular-calcium-store-in-mouse-pancreatic-acinar-cells
#17
Mi Na Yoon, Dong Kwan Kim, Se Hoon Kim, Hyung Seo Park
Intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) oscillation is an initial event in digestive enzyme secretion of pancreatic acinar cells. Reactive oxygen species are known to be associated with a variety of oxidative stress-induced cellular disorders including pancreatitis. In this study, we investigated the effect of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on intracellular Ca(2+) accumulation in mouse pancreatic acinar cells. Perfusion of H2O2 at 300 µM resulted in additional elevation of intracellular Ca(2+) levels and termination of oscillatory Ca(2+) signals induced by carbamylcholine (CCh) in the presence of normal extracellular Ca(2+)...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276203/in-situ-electrochemical-enrichment-and-isolation-of-a-magnetite-reducing-bacterium-from-a-high-ph-serpentinizing-spring
#18
Annette R Rowe, Miho Yoshimura, Doug E LaRowe, Lina J Bird, Jan P Amend, Kazuhito Hashimoto, Kenneth H Nealson, Akihiro Okamoto
Serpentinization is a geologic process that produces highly reduced, hydrogen-rich fluids that support microbial communities under high pH conditions. We investigated the activity of microbes capable of extracellular electron transfer in a terrestrial serpentinizing system known as "The Cedars". Measuring current generation with an on-site two-electrode system, we observed daily oscillations in current with the current maxima and minima occurring during daylight hours. Distinct members of the microbial community were enriched...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275576/the-unique-molecular-and-cellular-microenvironment-of-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Thomas Worzfeld, Elke Pogge von Strandmann, Magdalena Huber, Till Adhikary, Uwe Wagner, Silke Reinartz, Rolf Müller
The reciprocal interplay of cancer cells and host cells is an indispensable prerequisite for tumor growth and progression. Cells of both the innate and adaptive immune system, in particular tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and T cells, as well as cancer-associated fibroblasts enter into a malicious liaison with tumor cells to create a tumor-promoting and immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME). Ovarian cancer, the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies, is characterized by a unique TME that enables specific and efficient metastatic routes, impairs immune surveillance, and mediates therapy resistance...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273783/multiple-sclerosis-serum-derived-exosomes-express-myelin-proteins
#20
Grazyna Galazka, Marcin P Mycko, Igor Selmaj, Cedric S Raine, Krzysztof W Selmaj
BACKGROUND: Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles that provide cell-to-cell communication and are involved in immunoregulation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate serum exosomes for the presence of myelin proteins outside the central nervous system (CNS) and their role in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Serum, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) samples were collected from 45 patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), 30 patients with secondary progressive MS (SPMS), and 45 healthy controls...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
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