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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719876/photoelectrocatalytic-degradation-of-methylene-blue-using-f-doped-tio2-photoelectrode-under-visible-light-irradiation
#1
Dong Liu, Renwen Tian, Jianqiao Wang, Er Nie, Xianqing Piao, Xin Li, Zhuo Sun
Photoelectrocatalysis (PEC) has attracted great interest due to cost effectiveness and high efficiency in water treatment. In this study, F doped TiO2 (F-TiO2) photoelectrodes with honeycomb like morphology were prepared, and the PEC performance was investigated. F-TiO2 particles that showed enhanced absorption of visible light were synthesized via a sol-gel method. F-TiO2 particles were anchored onto the surface of F-doped SnO2 glass by a screen-printing method to prepare the F-TiO2 photoelectrodes. The PEC performance of the F-TiO2 photoelectrodes was investigated via the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible light irradiation...
July 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719799/mesencephalic-astrocyte-derived-neurotrophic-factor-manf-a-new-player-in-endoplasmic-reticulum-diseases-structure-biology-and-therapeutic-roles
#2
REVIEW
Yeawon Kim, Sun-Ji Park, Ying Maggie Chen
Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF), a newly identified 18-kDa soluble protein, localizes to the luminal endoplasmic reticulum (ER), whose stress can stimulate MANF expression and secretion. In Drosophila and zebrafish, MANF regulates dopaminergic neuron development. In contrast, in mice, MANF deficiency leads to diabetes and activation of the unfolded protein response. Recent studies in rodent models have demonstrated that MANF mitigates diabetes, exerts neurotrophic function in neurodegenerative disease, protects cardiomyocytes and neurons in myocardial infarction and cerebral ischemia, respectively, and promotes immune cell phenotype switch from proinflammatory macrophages to prorepair anti-inflammatory macrophages...
June 29, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719662/the-galnac-t-activation-pathway-gala-is-not-a-general-mechanism-for-regulating-mucin-type-o-glycosylation
#3
Gaetan G Herbomel, Raul E Rojas, Duy T Tran, Monica Ajinkya, Lauren Beck, Lawrence A Tabak
Mucin-type O-glycosylation is initiated by the UDP-GalNAc polypeptide:N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase (GalNAc-T) family of enzymes. Their activity results in the GalNAc α1-O-Thr/Ser structure, termed the Tn antigen, which is further decorated with additional sugars. In neoplastic cells, the Tn antigen is often overexpressed. Because O-glycosylation is controlled by the activity of GalNAc-Ts, their regulation is of great interest. Previous reports suggest that growth factors, EGF or PDGF, induce Golgi complex-to-endoplasmic reticulum (ER) relocation of both GalNAc-Ts and Tn antigen in HeLa cells, offering a mechanism for Tn antigen overexpression termed "GALA"...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719148/high-expression-of-fundc1-predicts-poor-prognostic-outcomes-and-is-a-promising-target-to-improve-chemoradiotherapy-effects-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer
#4
Hailing Hou, Puchun Er, Jingjing Cheng, Xiuli Chen, Xiaofeng Ding, Yuwen Wang, Xi Chen, Zhiyong Yuan, Qingsong Pang, Ping Wang, Dong Qian
FUN14 domain containing 1 (FUNDC1) is an important molecule in receptor-dependent mitophagy. However, the roles of FUNDC1 in human cancer biology remain unknown. The aim of this study was to explore the expression and roles of FUNDC1 in cervical cancer. Immunohistochemistry and Western blotting were applied to detect the expression of FUNDC1, and small-hairpin RNA was applied to inhibit the expression of endogenous FUNDC1 in cervical cancer cells. MTT assays and Flow cytometric analysis were applied to examine cell proliferation and apoptosis...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718749/glycinol-enhances-osteogenic-differentiation-and-attenuates-the-effects-of-age-on-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#5
Amy L Strong, Robert B Jones, Julie Glowacki, Stephen M Boue, Matthew E Burow, Bruce A Bunnell
AIM: Phytoestrogens, such as glycinol, have recently gained significant attention as an alternative therapy for osteoporosis due to their structural similarity to estradiol and their bone-generating potential. METHODS: The osteogenic effects of glycinol were investigated in human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) derived from older (>50 years old) and younger subjects (<25 years old). RESULTS: BMSCs isolated from older donors demonstrated reduced osteogenesis...
July 18, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718729/the-novel-autophagy-inhibitor-elaiophylin-exerts-antitumor-activity-against-multiple-myeloma-with-mutant-tp53-in-part-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-apoptosis
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Wang Gaoxiang, Zhou Pan, Chen Xing, Lei Zhao, Tan Jiaqi, Yang Yang, Yong Fang, Jianfeng Zhou
Elaiophylin is a natural compound and a novel and potent inhibitor of late stage autophagy with outstanding antitumor activity in human ovarian cancer cells. However, the possible biological effects and functional linkage between elaiophylin and multiple myeloma (MM) have not been explored. This study aimed to assess the effect of elaiophylin on MM cells with mutant TP53 and the possible molecular mechanism. The results suggested that elaiophylin exerted anti-myeloma activity by inducing apoptosis and proliferation arrest...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718441/is-intra-articular-steroid-injection-to-the-temporomandibular-joint-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-more-effective-and-efficient-when-performed-with-image-guidance
#7
Cory M Resnick, Pouya M Vakilian, Leonard B Kaban, Zachary S Peacock
PURPOSE: To compare short-term outcomes and procedure times for intra-articular steroid injection (IASI) to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) with and without the use of intraoperative image guidance for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of children with JIA who underwent TMJ IASI at Boston Children's Hospital (Boston, MA). Patients were divided into groups according to IASI technique: 1) "landmark" group if performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon using an anatomic landmark technique with no intraoperative image guidance or 2) "image-guided" group if performed by an interventional radiologist using intraoperative ultrasound and computed tomography...
April 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718404/emerging-role-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-tumor-immunosurveillance
#8
REVIEW
Hélène Vanacker, Jessica Vetters, Lyvia Moudombi, Christophe Caux, Sophie Janssens, Marie-Cécile Michallet
Disruption of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) homeostasis results in ER stress and activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR). This response alleviates cell stress, and is activated in both tumor cells and tumor infiltrating immune cells. The UPR plays a dual function in cancer biology, acting as a barrier to tumorigenesis at the premalignant stage, while fostering cancer maintenance in established tumors. In infiltrating immune cells, the UPR has been involved in both immunosurveillance and immunosuppressive functions...
July 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718225/proteostasis-and-ageing-insights-from-long-lived-mutant-mice
#9
William A Sands, Melissa M Page, Colin Selman
The global increase in life expectancy is creating significant medical, social and economic challenges to current and future generations. Consequently, there is a need to identify the fundamental mechanisms underlying the ageing process. This knowledge should help develop realistic interventions capable of combatting age-related disease, and thus improving late-life health and vitality. While several mechanisms have been proposed as conserved lifespan determinants, the loss of proteostasis- where proteostasis is defined here as the maintenance of the proteome- appears highly relevant to both ageing and disease...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717886/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-a-driver-or-an-innocent-bystander-in-endothelial-dysfunction-associated-with-hypertension
#10
REVIEW
Robyn Cunard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension (htn) is a polygenic disorder that effects up to one third of the US population. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response is a homeostatic pathway that regulates membrane structure, protein folding, and secretory function. Emerging evidence suggests that ER stress may induce endothelial dysfunction; however, it is unclear whether ER stress-associated endothelial dysfunction modulates htn. RECENT FINDINGS: Exogenous and endogenous molecules activate ER stress in the endothelium, and ER stress mediates some forms of neurogenic htn, such as angiotensin II-dependent htn...
August 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717401/novel-therapeutic-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Karima Oualla, Heba M El-Zawahry, Banu Arun, James M Reuben, Wendy A Woodward, Heba Gamal El-Din, Bora Lim, Nawfel Mellas, Naoto T Ueno, Tamer M Fouad
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous subtype of breast cancer that is defined by negative estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status. Treating patients with TNBC remains clinically challenging, as patients are not candidates for endocrine or HER2-directed therapy. As a result, chemotherapy with traditional agents such as anthracyclines and taxanes remains the only available option with moderate success. Recent discoveries have revealed that TNBC is a heterogeneous disease at the clinical, histological and molecular levels...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717394/immunohistochemical-expression-of-er-%C3%AE-and-pr-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#12
Marwa Mohammed Serag Eldien, Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Tarek Rageh, Eman Abdelrazek, Enas Elkholy
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common thyroid cancer with multiple risk factors including exposure to ionising radiation. Oestrogens contribute to papillary carcinoma development by promoting cell proliferation and invasion of mutated epithelial follicular cells. The present study aimed to assess ER-α and PR expression in PTC and to correlate their expression with the clinicopathological parameters in this cancer. This study included 62 primary and six metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma cases...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717182/widespread-alternative-exon-usage-in-clinically-distinct-subtypes-of-invasive-ductal-carcinoma
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Sunniva Stordal Bjørklund, Anshuman Panda, Surendra Kumar, Michael Seiler, Doug Robinson, Jinesh Gheeya, Ming Yao, Grethe I Grenaker Alnæs, Deborah Toppmeyer, Margit Riis, Bjørn Naume, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Vessela N Kristensen, Shridar Ganesan, Gyan Bhanot
Cancer cells can have different patterns of exon usage of individual genes when compared to normal tissue, suggesting that alternative splicing may play a role in shaping the tumor phenotype. The discovery and identification of gene variants has increased dramatically with the introduction of RNA-sequencing technology, which enables whole transcriptome analysis of known, as well as novel isoforms. Here we report alternative splicing and transcriptional events among subtypes of invasive ductal carcinoma in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Breast Invasive Carcinoma (BRCA) cohort...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717166/targeting-cellular-calcium-homeostasis-to-prevent-cytokine-mediated-beta-cell-death
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Amy L Clark, Kohsuke Kanekura, Zeno Lavagnino, Larry D Spears, Damien Abreu, Jana Mahadevan, Takuya Yagi, Clay F Semenkovich, David W Piston, Fumihiko Urano
Pro-inflammatory cytokines are important mediators of islet inflammation, leading to beta cell death in type 1 diabetes. Although alterations in both endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and cytosolic free calcium levels are known to play a role in cytokine-mediated beta cell death, there are currently no treatments targeting cellular calcium homeostasis to combat type 1 diabetes. Here we show that modulation of cellular calcium homeostasis can mitigate cytokine- and ER stress-mediated beta cell death. The calcium modulating compounds, dantrolene and sitagliptin, both prevent cytokine and ER stress-induced activation of the pro-apoptotic calcium-dependent enzyme, calpain, and partly suppress beta cell death in INS1E cells and human primary islets...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717100/inhibitory-modulation-of-human-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-activities-by-dicyclohexyl-phthalate-in-human-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#15
Hiroyuki Okazaki, Shuso Takeda, Saki Matsuo, Masaya Matsumoto, Erika Furuta, Eriko Kohro-Ikeda, Hironori Aramaki
Phthalate esters (PAEs) are man-made compounds that are used widely in industry, and the ubiquitous exposure of humans to PAEs has been reported. Although some PAEs have been suggested to function as xenoestrogens in in vitro systems, such as human estrogen receptors (ERs) expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-K1 cells, few studies have attempted to elucidate whether PAEs affect human ERα/ERβ-mediated signaling in human breast cancer cells (i.e., combination between human ERs and human cells). Thus, further experiments are needed in order to clarify the activities of PAEs...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716797/a-pragmatic-phase-iii-multisite-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-arm-dose-increment-randomised-trial-of-regular-low-dose-extended-release-morphine-for-chronic-breathlessness-breathlessness-exertion-and-morphine-sulfate-beams-study-protocol
#16
David Currow, Gareth John Watts, Miriam Johnson, Christine F McDonald, John O Miners, Andrew A Somogyi, Linda Denehy, Nicola McCaffrey, Danny J Eckert, Philip McCloud, Sandra Louw, Lawrence Lam, Aine Greene, Belinda Fazekas, Katherine C Clark, Kwun Fong, Meera R Agar, Rohit Joshi, Sharon Kilbreath, Diana Ferreira, Magnus Ekström
INTRODUCTION: Chronic breathlessness is highly prevalent and distressing to patients and families. No medication is registered for its symptomatic reduction. The strongest evidence is for regular, low-dose, extended- release (ER) oral morphine. A recent large phase III study suggests the subgroup most likely to benefit have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and modified Medical Research Council breathlessness scores of 3 or 4. This protocol is for an adequately powered, parallel-arm, placebo-controlled, multisite, factorial, block-randomised study evaluating regular ER morphine for chronic breathlessness in people with COPD...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716778/thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-intravenous-injection-of-extended-release-oxycodone
#17
Kate J Robson, Danielle Clucas, Robin Filshie, Harshal Nandurkar
We describe the case of a 35-year-old man presenting with thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and renal impairment following, as he later disclosed, intravenous injection of oral formulation tamper-resistant extended-release oxycodone hydrochloride (Oxycontin). Recurrent misuse of this agent was associated with relapsing TMA despite treatment with terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab. Cases of TMA have been reported in the USA in association with intravenous misuse of extended-release oxymorphone (Opana ER) after the introduction of a new non-crushable formulation in 2012...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716632/mitochondrial-estrogen-receptors-as-a-vulnerability-factor-of-chronic-stress-and-mediator-of-fluoxetine-treatment-in-female-and-male-rat-hippocampus
#18
Miroslav Adzic, Milos Mitic, Marija Radojcic
Depression is a disease of an abnormal brain energy metabolism also marked with increased apoptosis in specific brain regions. Mounting evidence indicates that the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation and apoptosis are novel targets for the actions of estrogen receptors (ERs). In this study, we examined the effects of antidepressant (AD) fluoxetine (FLU) treatment on the mitochondrial ER alpha (ERα), ER beta (total and phospo-pERβ) and their association with cytochrome c (cyt c) oxidase activity and apoptotic Bcl2/Bax-molecules in the hippocampal mitochondria of chronically isolated (CPSI) female and male rats depicting depression...
July 14, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716523/sensitivity-towards-the-grp78-inhibitor-kp1339-it-139-is-characterized-by-apoptosis-induction-via-caspase-8-upon-disruption-of-er-homeostasis
#19
Beatrix Schoenhacker-Alte, Thomas Mohr, Christine Pirker, Kushtrim Kryeziu, Paul-Steffen Kuhn, Alicia Buck, Thilo Hofmann, Christopher Gerner, Gerrit Hermann, Gunda Koellensperger, Bernhard K Keppler, Walter Berger, Petra Heffeter
The ruthenium drug and GRP78 inhibitor KP1339/IT-139 has already demonstrated promising anticancer activity in a phase I clinical trial. This study aimed to identify mechanisms underlying increased sensitivity to KP1339 treatment. Based on a screen utilizing 23 cell lines, a small panel was selected to compare KP1339-sensitive and low-responsive models. KP1339 sensitivity was neither based on differences in ruthenium accumulation, nor sensitivity to oxidative stress or constituents of KP1339 (ruthenium chloride and indazole)...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716283/dalfampridine-in-parkinson-s-disease-related-gait-dysfunction-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
#20
Corneliu C Luca, Gloria Nadayil, Chuanhui Dong, Fatta B Nahab, Edelle Field-Fote, Carlos Singer
BACKGROUND: Disease-related gait dysfunction causes extensive disability for persons with Parkinson's disease (PD), with no effective therapies currently available. The potassium channel blocker dalfampridine has been used in multiple neurological conditions and improves walking in persons with multiple sclerosis. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the effect of dalfampridine extended release (D-ER) 10mg tablets twice daily on different domains of walking in participants with PD...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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