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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346882/determination-of-prodrug-treosulfan-and-its-biologically-active-monoepoxide-in-rat-plasma-liver-lungs-kidneys-muscle-and-brain-by-hplc-esi-ms-ms-method
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Michał Romański, Anna Kasprzyk, Artur Teżyk, Agnieszka Widerowska, Czesław Żaba, Franciszek Główka
A prodrug treosulfan (TREO) is currently investigated in clinical trials for conditioning prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bioanalysis of TREO and its active derivatives, monoepoxide (S,S-EBDM) and diepoxide, in plasma and urine underlay the pharmacokinetic studies of these compounds but cannot explain an organ pharmacological action or toxicity. Recently, distribution of TREO and S,S-EBDM into brain, cerebrospinal fluid, and aqueous humor of the eye has been investigated in animal models and the obtained results presented clinical relevance...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346700/vitamin-d-status-in-wild-toque-macaques-macaca-sinica-in-sri-lanka
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Michael L Power, Wolfgang P J Dittus
The vitamin D receptor is found on most cells, including active immune cells, implying that vitamin D has important biological functions beyond calcium metabolism and bone health. Although captive primates should be given a dietary source of vitamin D, under free-living conditions vitamin D is not a required nutrient, but rather is produced in skin when exposed to UV-B light. The circulating level of 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) considered adequate for humans is a topic of current controversy. Levels of circulating 25-OH-D sufficient for good health for macaques and other Old World anthropoids are assumed to be the same as human values, but data from free-living animals are scant...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346517/cd22-is-required-for-formation-of-memory-b-cell-precursors-within-germinal-centers
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Craig P Chappell, Kevin E Draves, Edward A Clark
CD22 is a BCR co-receptor that regulates B cell signaling, proliferation and survival and is required for T cell-independent Ab responses. To investigate the role of CD22 during T cell-dependent (TD) Ab responses and memory B cell formation, we analyzed Ag-specific B cell responses generated by wild-type (WT) or CD22-/- B cells following immunization with a TD Ag. CD22-/- B cells mounted normal early Ab responses yet failed to generate either memory B cells or long-lived plasma cells, whereas WT B cells formed both populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346507/olive-oil-bioactives-protect-pigs-against-experimentally-induced-chronic-inflammation-independently-of-alterations-in-gut-microbiota
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Martin Liehr, Alessandro Mereu, Jose Javier Pastor, Jose Carlos Quintela, Stefanie Staats, Gerald Rimbach, Ignacio Rodolfo Ipharraguerre
Subclinical chronic inflammation (SCI) is associated with impaired animal growth. Previous work has demonstrated that olive-derived plant bioactives exhibit anti-inflammatory properties that could possibly counteract the growth-depressing effects of SCI. To test this hypothesis and define the underlying mechanism, we conducted a 30-day study in which piglets fed an olive-oil bioactive extract (OBE) and their control counterparts (C+) were injected repeatedly during the last 10 days of the study with increasing doses of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharides (LPS) to induce SCI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346351/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies-on-the-structural-organization-of-chs3-from-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Simon Gohlke, Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Hans Merzendorfer
Chitin biosynthesis in yeast is accomplished by three chitin synthases (Chs) termed Chs1, Chs2 and Chs3, of which the latter accounts for most of the chitin deposited within the cell wall. While the overall structures of Chs1 and Chs2 are similar to those of other chitin synthases from fungi and arthropods, Chs3 lacks some of the C-terminal transmembrane helices raising questions regarding its structure and topology. To fill this gap of knowledge, we performed bioinformatic analyses and protease protection assays that revealed significant information about the catalytic domain, the chitin-translocating channel and the interfacial helices in between...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346345/unconventional-transport-routes-of-soluble-and-membrane-proteins-and-their-role-in-developmental-biology
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Andrea Pompa, Francesca De Marchis, Maria Teresa Pallotta, Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso, Alexandra Jones, Kerstin Schipper, Kevin Moreau, Viktor Žárský, Gian Pietro Di Sansebastiano, Michele Bellucci
Many proteins and cargoes in eukaryotic cells are secreted through the conventional secretory pathway that brings proteins and membranes from the endoplasmic reticulum to the plasma membrane, passing through various cell compartments, and then the extracellular space. The recent identification of an increasing number of leaderless secreted proteins bypassing the Golgi apparatus unveiled the existence of alternative protein secretion pathways. Moreover, other unconventional routes for secretion of soluble or transmembrane proteins with initial endoplasmic reticulum localization were identified...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345878/multispectral-optical-tweezers-for-biochemical-fingerprinting-of-cd9-positive-exosome-subpopulations
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Randy P Carney, Sidhartha Hazari, Macalistair Colquhoun, Di Tran, Billanna Hwang, Michael S Mulligan, James D Bryers, Eugenia Girda, Gary S Leiserowitz, Zachary James Smith, Kit S Lam
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes, are circulating nanoscale particles heavily implicated in cell signaling, and can be isolated in vast numbers from human biofluids. Study of their molecular profiling and materials properties is currently underway for purposes of describing a variety of biological functions and diseases. However, the large, and as yet unquantified, variety of EV subpopulations differing in composition, size, and likely function, necessitates characterization schemes capable of measuring single vesicles...
March 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345721/dissecting-the-structural-basis-for-the-intracellular-delivery-of-osw-1-by-fluorescent-probes
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M Hiraizumi, R Komatsu, T Shibata, Y Ohta, K Sakurai
The structural basis for the intracellular delivery of OSW-1 is investigated using fluorescent derivatives of OSW-1 and its closely related congeners. Despite the large differences in activity, all the fluorescent probes are found to translocate across the plasma membrane to the ER and Golgi apparatus. This observation suggests that the glycosylated cholestane moiety plays an important role in the cell internalization and intracellular localization property of OSW-1.
March 27, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345660/zinc-deficiency-and-low-enterocyte-zinc-transporter-expression-in-human-patients-with-autism-related-mutations-in-shank3
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Stefanie Pfaender, Ann Katrin Sauer, Simone Hagmeyer, Katharina Mangus, Leonhard Linta, Stefan Liebau, Juergen Bockmann, Guillaume Huguet, Thomas Bourgeron, Tobias M Boeckers, Andreas M Grabrucker
Phelan McDermid Syndrome (PMDS) is a genetic disorder characterized by features of Autism spectrum disorders. Similar to reports of Zn deficiency in autistic children, we have previously reported high incidence of Zn deficiency in PMDS. However, the underlying mechanisms are currently not well understood. Here, using inductively coupled plasma mass-spectrometry to measure the concentration of Zinc (Zn) and Copper (Cu) in hair samples from individuals with PMDS with 22q13.3 deletion including SHANK3 (SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domains 3), we report a high rate of abnormally low Zn/Cu ratios...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345657/multicolor-bioimaging-with-biosynthetic-zinc-nanoparticles-and-their-application-in-tumor-detection
#10
Yanjun Kang, Yi-Zhou Wu, Xianyun Hu, Xueqin Xu, Jie Sun, Rong Geng, Tongxing Huang, Xiaohang Liu, Yichen Ma, Ying Chen, Quan Wan, Xiaobang Qi, Gen Zhang, Xiaohui Zhao, Xin Zeng
Because they generate excellent images, nanoparticles (NPs), especially biosynthesized NPs, provide a new solution for tumor imaging. In this research, we unveil a novel type of biosynthesized NPs featuring multicolor fluorescence. These NPs exhibit little cytotoxicity to cells. The explored NPs, designated Zn-ZFP-GST NPs (Zinc NPs in abbreviation), are generated from leukemia cells treated with a Zn(2+) solution, while zinc-finger protein and glutathione S-transferase (GST) were also identified in the Zinc NPs...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345549/sub-anesthesia-dose-of-isoflurane-in-60-oxygen-reduces-inflammatory-responses-in-experimental-sepsis-models
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Yi Huang, Xiao-Xia Wang, Dong-Dong Sun, Ze-Xin Zhang, Wan-Wan Yang, Tian Shao, Han Han, Er-Fei Zhang, Zhong-Shu Pu, Zuo-Xu Hou, Hai-Long Dong, Li-Ze Xiong, Li-Chao Hou
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a major cause of mortality in Intensive Care Units. Anesthetic dose isoflurane and 100% oxygen were proved to be beneficial in sepsis; however, their application in septic patients is limited because long-term hyperoxia may induce oxygen toxicity and anesthetic dose isoflurane has potential adverse consequences. This study was scheduled to find the optimal combination of isoflurane and oxygen in protecting experimental sepsis and its mechanisms. METHODS: The effects of combined therapy with isoflurane and oxygen on lung injury and sepsis were determined in animal models of sepsis induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) or intraperitoneal injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or zymosan...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345001/effective-depletion-of-pre-existing-anti-aav-antibodies-requires-broad-immune-targeting
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Victoria M Velazquez, Aaron S Meadows, Ricardo J Pineda, Marybeth Camboni, Douglas M McCarty, Haiyan Fu
Pre-existing antibodies (Abs) to AAV pose a critical challenge for the translation of gene therapies. No effective approach is available to overcome pre-existing Abs. Given the complexity of Ab production, overcoming pre-existing Abs will require broad immune targeting. We generated a mouse model of pre-existing AAV9 Abs to test multiple immunosuppressants, including bortezomib, rapamycin, and prednisolone, individually or in combination. We identified an effective approach combining rapamycin and prednisolone, reducing serum AAV9 Abs by 70%-80% at 4 weeks and 85%-93% at 8 weeks of treatment...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344885/pappalysin-1-t-cell-receptor-transgenic-allo-restricted-t-cells-kill-ewing-sarcoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Andreas Kirschner, Melanie Thiede, Thomas G P Grünewald, Rebeca Alba Rubio, Günther H S Richter, Thomas Kirchner, Dirk H Busch, Stefan Burdach, Uwe Thiel
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPPA), also known as pappalysin, is a member of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) family. PAPPA acts as a protease, cleaving IGF inhibitors, i.e., IGF binding proteins (IGFBPs), thereby setting free IGFs. The insulin/IGF-axis is involved in cancer in general and in Ewing sarcoma (ES) in particular. ES is a highly malignant bone tumor characterized by early metastatic spread. PAPPA is associated with various cancers. It is overexpressed and required for proliferation in ES...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344594/articular-inflammation-induced-by-an-enzymatically-inactive-lys49-phospholipase-a2-activation-of-endogenous-phospholipases-contributes-to-the-pronociceptive-effect
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Renata Gonçalves Dias, Sandra Coccuzzo Sampaio, Morena Brazil Sant'Anna, Fernando Queiroz Cunha, José María Gutiérrez, Bruno Lomonte, Yara Cury, Gisele Picolo
BACKGROUND: Arthritis is a set of inflammatory conditions that induce aching, stiffness, swelling, pain and may cause functional disability with severe consequences to the patient's lives. These are multi-mediated pathologies that cannot be effectively protected and/or treated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to establish a new model of acute arthritis, using a Lys49-PLA2 (Bothrops asper myotoxin II; MT-II) to induce articular inflammation. METHODS: The articular inflammation was induced by MT-II (10 μg/joint) injection into the left tibio-tarsal or femoral-tibial-patellar joints...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344345/gastric-bypass-surgery-with-exercise-alters-plasma-micrornas-that-predict-improvements-in-cardiometabolic-risk
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Y O N Lopez, P M Coen, B H Goodpaster, A A Seyhan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery improves insulin sensitivity (SI) and β-cell function in obese non-diabetic subjects. Exercise also improves SI and may be an effective adjunct therapy to RYGB surgery. However, the mechanisms by which exercise or weight-loss improve peripheral SI after RYGB surgery are unclear. We hypothesized that microRNAs (miRNAs) mediate at least some of the regulatory processes driving such mechanisms. Consequently, this work aimed at profiling plasma miRNAs in participants of the Physical Activity Following Surgery Induced Weight Loss study (clinicaltrials...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344313/liver-injury-and-tumor-inhibiting-effect-of-sequential-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-and-portal-venous-embolization-on-rabbit-vx2-liver-carcinoma
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Dongda Song, Minggen Hu, Weichang Guo
BACKGROUND The concepts of sequential transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and portal venous embolization (PVE) were proposed to prevent the detrimental tumor growth-inducing effect of PVE and to facilitate growth of further future liver remnant (FLR). This study aimed to investigate the effect of sequential TACE and PVE on liver damage and the therapeutic effect in a rabbit VX2 liver tumor model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rabbits bearing VX2 liver tumors were randomly divided into TACE+PVE, TACE, PVE, and Sham groups...
March 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344126/regulation-of-the-nitric-oxide-oxidase-activity-of-myeloperoxidase-by-pharmacological-agents
#17
Sophie L Maiocchi, Jonathan C Morris, Martin D Rees, Shane R Thomas
The leukocyte-derived heme enzyme myeloperoxidase (MPO) is released extracellularly during inflammation and impairs nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability by directly oxidizing NO or producing NO-consuming substrate radicals. Here, structurally diverse pharmacological agents with activities as MPO substrates/inhibitors or antioxidants were screened for their effects on MPO NO oxidase activity in human plasma and physiological model systems containing endogenous MPO substrates/antioxidants (tyrosine, urate, ascorbate)...
March 23, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344081/plasma-membrane-crpk1-mediated-phosphorylation-of-14-3-3-proteins-induces-their-nuclear-import-to-fine-tune-cbf-signaling-during-cold-response
#18
Ziyan Liu, Yuxin Jia, Yanglin Ding, Yiting Shi, Zhen Li, Yan Guo, Zhizhong Gong, Shuhua Yang
In plant cells, changes in fluidity of the plasma membrane may serve as the primary sensor of cold stress; however, the precise mechanism and how the cell transduces and fine-tunes cold signals remain elusive. Here we show that the cold-activated plasma membrane protein cold-responsive protein kinase 1 (CRPK1) phosphorylates 14-3-3 proteins. The phosphorylated 14-3-3 proteins shuttle from the cytosol to the nucleus, where they interact with and destabilize the key cold-responsive C-repeat-binding factor (CBF) proteins...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344072/osteopontin-metallothionen-i-ii-interactions-in-experimental-autoimmunune-encephalomyelitis
#19
Hrvoje Jakovac, Tanja Grubić Kezele, Sandra Šućurović, Biserka Mulac-Jeričević, Biserka Radošević-Stašić
Osteopontin (OPN), an extracellular matrix (ECM) glyco-phosphoprotein, plays an important role in autoimmune-mediated demyelinating diseases, including multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). As an integrin and CD44 binding protein it participates in bidirectional communication between the ECM and target cells and affects transduction pathways that maintain neuronal and immune cells homeostasis. Its biological activity is also heavily influenced by microenvironment, which stimulates the cleavage of OPN and changes its functions...
March 23, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344059/gastrointestinal-toxicity-systemic-inflammation-and-liver-biochemistry-in-allogeneic-haematological-stem-cell-transplantation
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K Jordan, P Pontoppidan, H Uhlving, K Kielsen, D G Burrin, S Weichendorff, I J Christensen, M H Jørgensen, C Heilmann, H Sengeløv, K Müller
INTRODUCTION: Liver toxicity is frequently seen in relation to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), but pathogenesis and the risk factors are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate associations between liver toxicity, gastrointestinal toxicity and levels of immune regulating cytokines during the early post-transplant period. METHODS: We prospectively included 81 children and adults undergoing HSCT after myeloablative conditioning...
March 23, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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