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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742830/regulatory-effects-of-zinc-on-cadmium-induced-cytotoxicity-in-chronic-inflammation
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Paola Bonaventura, Aline Lamboux, Francis Albarède, Pierre Miossec
OBJECTIVES: Zinc (Zn) has major effects on immune system activation while Cadmium (Cd) has anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects in several chronic inflammatory contexts. The aim of this work was to investigate by which mechanisms Zn could compete with Cd and eventually counteract its deleterious effects. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synoviocytes exposed to cytokines were used as a model of chronic inflammation; osteoarthritis (OA) synoviocytes were used as control. METHODS: Cell/medium fractionation constants were analyzed for different metals by inductively-coupled-plasma mass-spectrometry by comparison to the 70Zn spike...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742815/il33-mediated-ilc2-activation-and-neutrophil-il5-production-in-the-lung-response-after-severe-trauma-a-reverse-translation-study-from-a-human-cohort-to-a-mouse-trauma-model
#2
Jing Xu, Jesse Guardado, Rosemary Hoffman, Hui Xu, Rami Namas, Yoram Vodovotz, Li Xu, Mostafa Ramadan, Joshua Brown, Heth R Turnquist, Timothy R Billiar
BACKGROUND: The immunosuppression and immune dysregulation that follows severe injury includes type 2 immune responses manifested by elevations in interleukin (IL) 4, IL5, and IL13 early after injury. We hypothesized that IL33, an alarmin released early after tissue injury and a known regulator of type 2 immunity, contributes to the early type 2 immune responses after systemic injury. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Blunt trauma patients admitted to the trauma intensive care unit of a level I trauma center were enrolled in an observational study that included frequent blood sampling...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742650/reliable-and-easy-to-use-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-simultaneous-analysis-of-fluconazole-isavuconazole-itraconazole-hydroxy-itraconazole-posaconazole-and-voriconazole-in-human-plasma-and-serum
#3
Carsten Müller, David Gehlen, Cornelia Blaich, Domenik Prozeller, Blasius Liss, Thomas Streichert, Martin H J Wiesen
BACKGROUND: A fast and easy-to-use liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the determination and quantification of six triazoles (fluconazole (FLZ), isavuconazole (ISZ), itraconazole (ITZ), hydroxy-itraconazole (OH-ITZ), posaconazole (PSZ), voriconazole (VRZ)) in human plasma and serum was developed and validated for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). METHODS: Sample preparation was based on protein precipitation with acetonitrile and subsequent centrifugation...
July 24, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742439/damab-2-anti-human-dgk%C3%AE-monoclonal-antibody-for-immunocytochemistry
#4
Tomoyuki Nakano, Satoshi Ogasawara, Toshiaki Tanaka, Yasukazu Hozumi, Satoru Mizuno, Eri Satoh, Fumio Sakane, Naoki Okada, Akinobu Taketomi, Ryusuke Honma, Takuro Nakamura, Noriko Saidoh, Miyuki Yanaka, Shunsuke Itai, Saori Handa, Yao-Wen Chang, Shinji Yamada, Mika K Kaneko, Yukinari Kato, Kaoru Goto
Diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) is responsible for the enzymatic conversion of diacylglycerol to phosphatidic acid. Since both diacylglycerol and phosphatidic acid serve as signaling molecules, DGK is regarded as a hub between diacylglycerol-mediated and phosphatidic acid-mediated signaling. One of the 10 DGK isozymes, DGKα, is shown to be involved in T cell function. Transfection studies using tagged expression vectors revealed that DGKα localizes to the cytoplasm and nucleus and translocates to the plasma membrane in response to T cell receptor stimulation...
July 25, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742002/cdc42-activation-state-affects-its-localization-and-protein-levels-in-fission-yeast
#5
Miguel Estravís, Sergio Antonio Rincón, Elvira Portales, Pilar Pérez, Beatriz Santos
Rho GTPases control polarized cell growth and are well-known regulators of exocytic and endocytic processes. Cdc42 is an essential GTPase, conserved from yeast to humans, that is critical for cell polarization. Cdc42 is negatively regulated by the GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs) and the GDP dissociation inhibitors (GDIs), and positively regulated by guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs). Cdc42 GTPase can be found in a GTP- or GDP-bound state, which determines the ability to bind downstream effector proteins and activate signalling pathways...
July 26, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741941/efficient-delivery-of-quantum-dots-into-the-cytosol-of-cells-using-cell-penetrating-poly-disulfide-s
#6
Emmanuel Derivery, Eline Bartolami, Stefan Matile, Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan
Quantum dots (QDs) are extremely bright, photostable, nanometer particles broadly used to investigate single molecule dynamics in vitro. However, the use of QDs in vivo to investigate single molecule dynamics is impaired by the absence of an efficient way to chemically deliver them into the cytosol of cells. Indeed, current methods (using cell-penetrating peptides for instance) provide very low yields: QDs stay at the plasma membrane or are trapped in endosomes. Here, we introduce a technology based on cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s that solves this problem: we deliver about 70 QDs per cell, and 90% appear to freely diffuse in the cytosol...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741693/antioxidants-protect-proteins-anchorage-to-the-bilayer-by-improving-plasma-membrane-integrity-of-ram-spermatozoa-during-liquid-preservation-in-a-soya-lecithin-based-diluent
#7
R K Paul, D Kumar, Smk Naqvi
Antioxidants are known to prevent the reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated peroxidative damage to the membrane lipids during hypothermic storage of mammalian spermatozoa. We hypothesized here that ROS also affect the lipid-protein interactions, thereby diminishing the membrane's integrity and proteins' anchorage to the bilayer. Antioxidants prevent these damages by scavenging the ROS. Ejaculates from Patanwadi rams were pooled after subjective evaluation and centrifuged using Percoll(®) . Sperm pellet was resuspended in soya lecithin-Tris-fructose diluent (400 × 10(6)  cells/ml) containing either antioxidants (100 IU/ml catalase + 10 mM reduced glutathione) or no antioxidant...
July 25, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741260/the-androgen-receptor-supports-tumor-progression-after-the-loss-of-ovarian-function-in-a-preclinical-model-of-obesity-and-breast-cancer
#8
Elizabeth A Wellberg, L Allyson Checkley, Erin D Giles, Stevi J Johnson, Robera Oljira, Reema Wahdan-Alaswad, Rebecca M Foright, Greg Dooley, Susan M Edgerton, Sonali Jindal, Ginger C Johnson, Jennifer K Richer, Peter Kabos, Ann D Thor, Pepper Schedin, Paul S MacLean, Steven M Anderson
The androgen receptor (AR) has context-dependent roles in breast cancer growth and progression. Overall, high tumor AR levels predict a favorable patient outcome, but several studies have established a tumor promotional role for AR, particularly in supporting the growth of estrogen receptor positive (ER-positive) breast cancers after endocrine therapy. Our previous studies have demonstrated that obesity promotes mammary tumor progression after ovariectomy (OVX) in a rat model of postmenopausal breast cancer...
July 24, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741237/cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-and-cd4-epitope-mutations-in-the-pre-core-core-region-of-hepatitis-b-virus-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-carriers-in-northeast-iran
#9
Sareh Zhand, Alijan Tabarraei, Amineh Nazari, Abdolvahab Moradi
BACKGROUNDS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is vulnerable to many various mutations. Those within epitopes recognized by sensitized T cells may influence the re-emergence of the virus. This study was designed to investigate the mutation in immune epitope regions of HBV pre-core/core among chronic HBV patients of Golestan province, Northeast Iran. METHODS: In 120 chronic HBV carriers, HBV DNA was extracted from blood plasma samples and PCR was done using specific primers...
July 25, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741221/optimization-and-application-of-a-biotinylation-method-for-quantification-of-plasma-membrane-expression-of-transporters-in-cells
#10
Vineet Kumar, Tot Bui Nguyen, Beáta Tóth, Viktoria Juhasz, Jashvant D Unadkat
Quantitative proteomics, using LC-MS/MS, is increasingly used to quantify drug transporters present in tissues and cells. Most of these investigations quantify total transporter expression in the cells by utilizing a total membrane fraction, not only the plasma membrane. Here, we report development and optimization of a biotinylation method to quantify protein expression of transporters in the plasma membrane of cells. The Pierce cell surface isolation protocol was optimized for plasma membrane isolation. Incubation of OATP1B1-expressing CHO cells with 0...
July 24, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740784/recovery-from-bell-palsy-after-transplantation-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-platelet-rich-plasma
#11
Istvan Seffer, Zoltan Nemeth
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are multipotent, and plasma contains growth factors involving tissue regeneration. We hypothesized that transplantation of PBMC-plasma will promote the recovery of paralyzed facial muscles in Bell palsy. This case report describes the effects of PBMC-plasma transplantations in a 27-year-old female patient with right side Bell palsy. On the affected side of the face, the treatment resulted in both morphological and functional recovery including voluntary facial movements...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740388/role-of-tim-4-in-exosome-dependent-entry-of-hiv-1-into-human-immune-cells
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Brian Sims, Anitra L Farrow, Sparkle D Williams, Anju Bansal, Alexandre Krendelchtchikov, Linlin Gu, Qiana L Matthews
Exosomes, 30-200 nm nanostructures secreted from donor cells and internalized by recipient cells, can play an important role in the cellular entry of some viruses. These microvesicles are actively secreted into various body fluids, including blood, urine, saliva, cerebrospinal fluid, and breast milk. We successfully isolated exosomes from human breast milk and plasma. The size and concentration of purified exosomes were measured by nanoparticle tracking, while Western blotting confirmed the presence of the exosomal-associated proteins CD9 and CD63, clathrin, and T cell immunoglobulin and mucin proteins (TIMs)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739702/anastrozole-induced-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-rare-complication-of-breast-cancer-therapy
#13
Oleksandra Klapko, Elie Ghoulam, Shriram Jakate, Sheila Eswaran, Lydia Usha
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an extremely rare complication of anastrozole therapy. It presents with elevated liver function tests. The diagnosis is established by detecting high titers of autoantibodies such as antinuclear antibodies, anti-smooth muscle antibodies, and elevated immunoglobulins. It is confirmed with a liver biopsy showing interface rosetting and an increased number of plasma cells. Early diagnosis of anastrozole-induced AIH is important because it allows anastrozole to be discontinued and immunomodulatory treatment to be promptly initiated...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739689/lxr-activation-down-regulates-lipid-raft-markers-flot2-and-dhhc5-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#14
Delphine Carbonnelle, Trang H Luu, Chloe Chaillou, Jean-Michel Huvelin, Jean-Marie Bard, Hassan Nazih
BACKGROUND/AIM: Lipid rafts are cholesterol-enriched microdomains of the plasma membrane. Recent studies have underlined that their integrity is critical for cancer cell survival. Liver X receptor (LXR) has a central role in cellular cholesterol homeostasis and its stimulation inhibits proliferation of several cancer cell lines. This study investigated whether LXR could modulate lipid rafts integrity and consequently alter proliferation of the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Effect of LXR agonist T0901317 on integrity of MCF-7 lipid rafts was examined by studying the expression of rafts marker flotillin-2 (FLOT2) and DHHC5, which palmitoylates FLOT2, and by studying the expression of phospho-Akt...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739659/the-stress-sensing-torc2-complex-activates-yeast-agc-family-protein-kinase-ypk1-at-multiple-novel-sites
#15
Kristin L Leskoske, Françoise M Roelants, Maria Nieves Martinez Marshall, Jennifer M Hill, Jeremy Thorner
Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) Target of Rapamycin (TOR) Complex 2 (TORC2) is a multi-subunit plasma membrane-associated protein kinase and vital growth regulator. Its essential functions are exerted via phosphorylation and stimulation of downstream protein kinase Ypk1 (and its paralog Ypk2). Ypk1 phosphorylates multiple substrates to regulate plasma membrane lipid and protein composition. Ypk1 function requires phosphorylation of Thr504 in its activation loop by eisosome-associated Pkh1 (and its paralog Pkh2)...
July 24, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739603/novel-in-vitro-booster-vaccination-to-rapidly-generate-antigen-specific-human-monoclonal-antibodies
#16
Irene Sanjuan Nandin, Carol Fong, Cecilia Deantonio, Juan A Torreno-Pina, Simone Pecetta, Paula Maldonado, Francesca Gasparrini, Jose Ordovas-Montanes, Samuel W Kazer, Svend Kjaer, Daryl W Borley, Usha Nair, Julia A Coleman, Daniel Lingwood, Alex K Shalek, Eric Meffre, Pascal Poignard, Dennis R Burton, Facundo D Batista
Vaccines remain the most effective tool to prevent infectious diseases. Here, we introduce an in vitro booster vaccination approach that relies on antigen-dependent activation of human memory B cells in culture. This stimulation induces antigen-specific B cell proliferation, differentiation of B cells into plasma cells, and robust antibody secretion after a few days of culture. We validated this strategy using cells from healthy donors to retrieve human antibodies against tetanus toxoid and influenza hemagglutinin (HA) from H1N1 and newly emergent subtypes such as H5N1 and H7N9...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739594/here-there-and-anywhere-arguments-for-and-against-the-physical-plasma-cell-survival-niche
#17
REVIEW
Joel R Wilmore, David Allman
To maintain Ab titers, individual plasma cells must survive for extended periods, perhaps even for the life of the host. Although it is clear that plasma cell survival requires cell extrinsic signals, the nature and source of these signals remains open for debate. It is commonly postulated that plasma cells only gain access to these signals within specialized regulatory microenvironments, or niches, in the bone marrow or in the gut. In this review we discuss current concepts and information surrounding plasma cell survival niches, and consider two opposing models to explain long-term serologic immunity...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739590/mast-cells-granular-contents-are-crucial-for-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-mice
#18
Tatyana Ponomaryov, Holly Payne, Larissa Fabritz, Denisa D Wagner, Alexander Brill
Rationale: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its complication pulmonary embolism have high morbidity reducing quality of life and leading to death. Cellular mechanisms of DVT initiation remain poorly understood. Objective: We sought to determine the role of mast cells (MCs) in DVT initiation and validate MCs as a potential target for DVT prevention. Methods and Results: In a mouse model, DVT was induced by partial ligation (stenosis) of the inferior vena cava (IVC). We demonstrated that two strains of mice deficient for MCs were completely protected from DVT...
July 24, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739504/improved-metabolic-stability-and-therapeutic-efficacy-of-a-novel-molecular-gemcitabine-phospholipid-complex
#19
Chander Parkash Dora, Varun Kushwah, Sameer S Katiyar, Pradeep Kumar, Viness Pillay, Sarasija Suresh, Sanyog Jain
The aim of the present research is to increase lipid solubility, metabolic stability and therapeutic efficacy of water soluble gemcitabine (GEM) via phospholipid complex (PC) formation. A novel phospholipid complex of GEM was successfully prepared and optimized. Physical interaction of GEM with phospholipid was evaluated by DSC, FT-IR, (1)H NMR, (31)P-NMR and P-XRD. SEM images of GEM-PC showed rough structure and TEM images of diluted aqueous dispersion of GEM-PC showed micellar structure. In silico study also revealed the significant interaction between drug and phospholipid...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739368/andrographolide-induces-oxidative-stress-dependent-cell-death-in-unicellular-protozoan-parasite-trypanosoma-brucei
#20
Malabika Banerjee, Debaprasad Parai, Pranab Dhar, Manab Roy, Rajib Barik, Subrata Chattopadhyay, Samir Kumar Mukherjee
African sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease in humans and livestock caused by Trypanosoma brucei throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Absence of appropriate vaccines and prevalence of drug resistance proclaim that a new way of therapeutic interventions is essential against African trypanosomiasis. In the present study, we have looked into the effect of andrographolide (andro), a diterpenoid lactone from Andrographis paiculata on Trypanosoma brucei PRA 380. Although andro has been recognized as a promosing anti-cancer drug, its usefulness against Trypanosoma spp remained unexplored...
July 21, 2017: Acta Tropica
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