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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211847/syntrophic-linkage-between-predatory-carpediemonas-and-specific-prokaryotic-populations
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Emmo Hamann, Halina E Tegetmeyer, Dietmar Riedel, Sten Littmann, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Jianwei Chen, Philipp F Hach, Marc Strous
Most anoxic environments are populated by small (<10 μm) heterotrophic eukaryotes that prey on different microbial community members. How predatory eukaryotes engage in beneficial interactions with other microbes has rarely been investigated so far. Here, we studied an example of such an interaction by cultivating the anerobic marine flagellate, Carpediemonas frisia sp. nov. (supergroup Excavata), with parts of its naturally associated microbiome. This microbiome consisted of so far uncultivated members of the Deltaproteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, Verrucomicrobia and Nanoarchaeota...
February 17, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178268/influence-of-ocean-acidification-on-plankton-community-structure-during-a-winter-to-summer-succession-an-imaging-approach-indicates-that-copepods-can-benefit-from-elevated-co2-via-indirect-food-web-effects
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Jan Taucher, Mathias Haunost, Tim Boxhammer, Lennart T Bach, María Algueró-Muñiz, Ulf Riebesell
Plankton communities play a key role in the marine food web and are expected to be highly sensitive to ongoing environmental change. Oceanic uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) causes pronounced shifts in marine carbonate chemistry and a decrease in seawater pH. These changes-summarized by the term ocean acidification (OA)-can significantly affect the physiology of planktonic organisms. However, studies on the response of entire plankton communities to OA, which also include indirect effects via food-web interactions, are still relatively rare...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153532/fty720-fingolimod-reverses-%C3%AE-synuclein-induced-downregulation-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mrna-in-oln-93-oligodendroglial-cells
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Ismael Segura-Ulate, Barbara Yang, Javier Vargas-Medrano, Ruth G Perez
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a demyelinating neurodegenerative disorder characterized by accumulation of aggregated α-synuclein (aSyn) inside oligodendrocyte precursors, mature oligodendroglia, and neurons. MSA dysfunction is associated with loss of trophic factor production by glial and neuronal cells. Here, we report that recombinant wild type human aSyn uptake by OLN-93, an oligodendroglia cell-line, reduced brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression. Furthermore, OLN-93 cells stably transfected with human wild type or an MSA-associated mutant aSyn, A53E that produces neuronal and glial inclusions, reduced BDNF mRNA to nearly unmeasurable qPCR levels...
January 31, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068068/reservoir-water-level-drawdowns-accelerate-and-amplify-methane-emission
#4
John A Harrison, Bridget R Deemer, M Keith Birchfield, Maria T O'Malley
Water-level fluctuations due to reservoir management could substantially affect the timing and magnitude of reservoir methane (CH4) fluxes to the atmosphere. However, effects of such fluctuations on CH4 emissions have received limited attention. Here we examine CH4 emission dynamics in six Pacific Northwest U.S. reservoirs of varying trophic status, morphometry, and management regimes. In these systems, we show that water-level drawdowns can, at least temporarily, greatly increase per-area reservoir CH4 fluxes to the atmosphere, and can account for more than 90% of annual reservoir CH4 flux in a period of just a few weeks...
January 9, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991908/early-activated-hepatic-stellate-cell-derived-paracrine-molecules-modulate-acute-liver-injury-and-regeneration
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Wenju Chang, Lujun Song, Xiujuan Chang, Meiling Ji, Hongshan Wang, Xinyu Qin, Weixin Niu
The effects of paracrine action from early activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) on resident liver epithelium cells are not clear. Here, we investigated whether a systemic infusion of early activated HSC-derived paracrine factors (HSC-CM) would evoke an enhanced liver protective response in acetaminophen (APAP)-induced acute liver injury (ALI) in mice and explored the possible underlying mechanisms. The survival rate, liver injury, and liver regeneration were analyzed in mice with or without HSC-CM treatment in vivo...
December 19, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986082/mesenchymal-stem-cells-as-therapeutic-target-of-biophysical-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-musculoskeletal-disorders
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REVIEW
Marco Viganò, Valerio Sansone, Maria Cristina d'Agostino, Pietro Romeo, Carlotta Perucca Orfei, Laura de Girolamo
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders are regarded as a major cause of worldwide morbidity and disability, and they result in huge costs for national health care systems. Traditional therapies frequently turned out to be poorly effective in treating bone, cartilage, and tendon disorders or joint degeneration. As a consequence, the development of novel biological therapies that can treat more effectively these conditions should be the highest priority in regenerative medicine. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent one of the most promising tools in musculoskeletal tissue regenerative medicine, thanks to their proliferation and differentiation potential and their immunomodulatory and trophic ability...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973697/enhanced-regeneration-potential-of-mobilized-dental-pulp-stem-cells-from-immature-teeth
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Hidenori Nakayama, Koichiro Iohara, Yuki Hayashi, Yuta Okuwa, Kurita Kenichi, Misako Nakashima
OBJECTIVES: We have previously demonstrated that dental pulp stem cell (DPSCs) isolated from mature teeth by granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)-induced mobilization method can enhance angiogenesis/vasculogenesis and improve pulp regeneration when compared with colony-derived DPSCs. However, the efficacy of this method in immature teeth with root-formative stage has never been investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the stemness, biological characteristics and regeneration potential in mobilized-DPSCs compared with colony-derived DPSCs from immature teeth...
December 14, 2016: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935889/-current-aspects-of-endothelial-protection-in-treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency-at-the-stage-of-trophic-disorders
#8
Yu M Stoiko, V G Gudymovich, A V Tsyplyashchuk
The authors analysed the results of comprehensive examination and treatment of a total of 40 patients presenting with lower limb chronic venous insufficiency at the stage of trophic disorders (class C6), including 28 (70%) patients with varicose disease of lower extremities and 12 (30%) patients with post-thrombotic disease. Studying the microcirculatory blood flow by means of laser Doppler flowmetry showed a statistically significant (p<0.05) baseline decrease in the index of microcirculation in patients (12...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911568/nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediates-mesenchymal-transition-remodeling-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-response-to-chronic-inflammation-by-viral-rna-patterns
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Bing Tian, Igor Patrikeev, Lorenzo Ochoa, Gracie Vargas, KarryAnne K Belanger, Julia Litvinov, Istvan Boldogh, Bill T Ameredes, Massoud Motamedi, Allan R Brasier
Airway remodeling is resultant of a complex multi-cellular response associated with a progressive decline of pulmonary function in patients with chronic airway disease. Here, repeated infections with respiratory viruses are linked with airway remodeling through largely unknown mechanisms. Although acute activation of the Toll like receptor (TLR)3 pathway by extracellular poly(I:C) induces innate signaling through the NFkB transcription factor in human small airway epithelial cells (hSAECs), prolonged (repetitive or tonic) poly(I:C) stimulation produces chronic stress fiber formation, mesenchymal transition and activation of a fibrotic program...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911440/the-prey-s-scent-volatile-organic-compound-mediated-interactions-between-soil-bacteria-and-their-protist-predators
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Kristin Schulz-Bohm, Stefan Geisen, E R Jasper Wubs, Chunxu Song, Wietse de Boer, Paolina Garbeva
Protists are major predators of bacteria in soils. However, it remains unknown how protists sense their prey in this highly complex environment. Here, we investigated whether volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of six phylogenetic distinct soil bacteria affect the performance of three different soil protists and how that relates to direct feeding interactions. We observed that most bacteria affected protist activity by VOCs. However, the response of protists to the VOCs was strongly dependent on both the bacterial and protist interacting partner...
March 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908981/neurotrophin-signalling-novel-insights-into-mechanisms-and-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Mariela Mitre, Abigail Mariga, Moses V Chao
Neurotrophins, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), are prominent regulators of neuronal survival, growth and differentiation during development. While trophic factors are viewed as well-understood but not innovative molecules, there are many lines of evidence indicating that BDNF plays an important role in the pathophysiology of many neurodegenerative disorders, depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders. In particular, lower levels of BDNF are associated with the aetiology of Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870972/mek-erk-signaling-is-involved-in-the-role-of-vegf-and-igf1-in-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-of-mouse-adipose-tissue-derived-stromal-cells
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Chunhui Wang, Wenhui Liu, Xianning Zhang, Yinghui Wang, Huan Liu, Haifang Li
BACKGROUND: We found that mouse brown adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (BATDCs), but not white adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (WATDCs), could spontaneously differentiate into cardiomyocyte-like cells in a simple culture medium. This study would find out some critical trophic factors that were responsible for such difference in differentiation, and further determine the involved signaling pathway. METHODS AND RESULTS: The cardiomyocyte differentiation capacity of cells was identified by morphological observations, immunofluorescence staining, and evaluation of expression of cardiomyocyte specific markers...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861769/positive-feedback-between-chironomids-and-algae-creates-net-mutualism-between-benthic-primary-consumers-and-producers
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Cristina M Herren, Kyle C Webert, Michael D Drake, M Jake Vander Zanden, Árni Einarsson, Anthony R Ives, Claudio Gratton
The chironomids of Lake Mývatn show extreme population fluctuations that affect most aspects of the lake ecosystem. During periods of high chironomid densities, chironomid larvae comprise over 90% of aquatic secondary production. Here, we show that chironomid larvae substantially stimulate benthic gross primary production (GPP) and net primary production (NPP), despite consuming benthic algae. Benthic GPP in experimental mesocosms with 140,000 larvae/m(2) was 71% higher than in mesocosms with no larvae. Similarly, chlorophyll a concentrations in mesocosms increased significantly over the range of larval densities...
February 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843016/factors-determining-accumulation-of-bisphenol-a-and-alkylphenols-at-a-low-trophic-level-as-exemplified-by-mussels-mytilus-trossulus
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Marta Staniszewska, Bożena Graca, Adam Sokołowski, Iga Nehring, Andrzej Wasik, Anna Jendzul
The aim of the study was to investigate abiotic and biotic factors influencing the accumulation of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) such as bisphenol A (BPA), 4-tert-octylphenol (OP) and 4-nonylphenol (NP) in mussels Mytilus trossulus from the Gulf of Gdansk (Southern Baltic). The key abiotic factor influencing BPA, OP and NP accumulation in mussels is their hydrophilicity/lipophilicity, which affects their main assimilation routes - by digestive tract for the more lipophilic OP and NP, and additionally by the gills for the less lipophilic BPA...
January 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815831/current-perspective-of-stem-cell-therapy-in-neurodegenerative-and-metabolic-diseases
#15
REVIEW
Ajay Kumar, Karthikeyan Narayanan, Ravi Kumar Chaudhary, Sachin Mishra, Sundramurthy Kumar, Kumar Jayaseelan Vinoth, Parasuraman Padmanabhan, Balázs Gulyás
Neurodegenerative diseases have been an unsolved riddle for quite a while; to date, there are no proper and effective curative treatments and only palliative and symptomatic treatments are available to treat these illnesses. The absence of therapeutic treatments for neurodegenerative ailments has huge economic hit and strain on the society. Pharmacotherapies and various surgical procedures like deep brain stimulation are being given to the patient, but they are only effective for the symptoms and not for the diseases...
November 4, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807740/reduced-risk-of-apoptosis-mechanisms-of-stress-responses
#16
Irina Milisav, Borut Poljšak, Samo Ribarič
Apoptosis signaling pathways are integrated into a wider network of interconnected apoptotic and anti-apoptotic pathways that regulate a broad range of cell responses from cell death to growth, development and stress responses. An important trigger for anti- or pro-apoptotic cell responses are different forms of stress including hypoxia, energy deprivation, DNA damage or inflammation. Stress duration and intensity determine whether the cell's response will be improved cell survival, due to stress adaptation, or cell death by apoptosis, necrosis or autophagy...
November 2, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781093/gut-chemosensing-implications-for-disease-pathogenesis
#17
REVIEW
Christopher J Berg, Jonathan D Kaunitz
The ability of humans to sense chemical signals in ingested substances is implicit in the ability to detect the five basic tastes; sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami. Of these, sweet, bitter, and umami tastes are detected by lingual G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Recently, these receptors were also localized to the gut mucosa. In this review, we will emphasize recent advances in the understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of foregut luminal chemosensing, with special emphasis on cell surface GPCRs such as the sweet and proteinaceous taste receptors (TASRs), short- and long-chain fatty acid (FA) receptors, and bile acid receptors...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755727/sediments-and-flow-have-mainly-independent-effects-on-multitrophic-stream-communities-and-ecosystem-functions
#18
Kaisa-Riikka Mustonen, Heikki Mykrä, Pauliina Louhi, Annamari Markkola, Mikko Tolkkinen, Ari Huusko, Nico Alioravainen, Sirkku Lehtinen, Timo Muotka
Stream ecosystems are affected by multiple abiotic stressors, and species responses to simultaneous stressors may differ from those predicted based on single-stressor responses. Using 12 semi-natural stream channels, we examined the individual and interactive effects of flow level (low or high flow) and addition of fine sediments (grain size <2 mm) on key ecosystem processes (leaf breakdown, algal biomass accrual) and benthic macroinvertebrate and fungal communities. Both stressors had mostly independent effects on biological responses, with sand addition being the more influential of the two...
October 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738510/erythropoietin-stimulation-of-human-adipose-tissue-for-therapeutic-refilling-releases-protective-cytokines
#19
Maurizio Sabbatini, Michela Bosetti, Alessia Borrone, Liah Moalem, Antonio Taveggia, Giovanni Verna, Mario Cannas
Apoptosis and inflammatory processes may be at the basis of reducing graft survival. Erythropoietin is a tissue-protective hormone with pleiotropic potential, and it interferes with the activities of pro-inflammatory cytokines and stimulates healing following injury, preventing destruction of tissue surrounding the injury site. It may represent a useful tool to increase the autograft integration. Through the use of multipanel kit cytokine analysis we have detected the cytokines secreted by human tissue adipose mass seeded in culture following withdrawal by Coleman's modified technique in three groups: control, after lipopolysaccharides stimulation and after erythropoietin stimulation...
January 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651520/characterization-and-transcriptional-profiles-of-engraulis-encrasicolus-gnrh-forms
#20
Andrea Miccoli, Ike Olivotto, Andrea De Felice, Iole Leonori, Oliana Carnevali
The European anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus, a member of the Clupeiformes order, holds a great biological and economical importance. In the past, this species was mostly investigated with the aim of assessing its reproductive biology, trophic ecology, population dynamics and the relations existing with the physical environment. At present days, though, an almost complete lack of information afflicts its neuroendocrinology and reproductive physiology. The hypothalamic-hypophyseal-gonadal (HPG) axis at its highest levels was herein investigated...
September 20, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
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