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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332359/novel-molecular-and-metabolic-aspects-in-osteosarcoma
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Evangelos Tsiambas, Panagiotis P Fotiades, Chrissa Sioka, Dimitrios Kotrotsios, Evangelia Gkika, Andreas Fotopoulos, Stylianos N Mastronikolis, Ilianna E Armata, Evangelos Giotakis, Vasileios Ragos
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most frequent bone-forming malignancy in children and adolescents. Concerning its molecular landscape, there is no a direct relationship with a specific gene, but a combination of genetic events. A broad spectrum of activated oncogenes and downregulated suppressor genes has been already explored and considered crucial for its progressive pathogenesis. Mechanisms of gene deregulation include amplifications, point mutations, allelic losses and also epigenetic abnormalities such as aberrant promoter methylation...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332294/detection-of-mapk3-6-phosphorylation-during-hypersensitive-response-hr-associated-programmed-cell-death-in-plants
#2
Qingyu Wu, David Jackson
Programmed cell death (PCD) is an essential component of development, biotic and abiotic responses. Hypersensitive response (HR)-associated cell death activated under pathogen attack is one of the most dramatic manifestations of PCD in plants. Signal transduction through mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades, a very conserved signaling pathway across eukaryotes, is a core mediator for HR-associated PCD. Therefore, monitoring MAPK activation enables the mechanisms underlying HR-associated PCD to be elucidated...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332282/investigation-of-morphological-features-of-autophagy-during-plant-programmed-cell-death
#3
Alessio Papini
The investigation of autophagy particularly when observed during programmed cell death (PCD) is strongly based on the morphological features recorded with transmission electron microscope (TEM). Here we describe methods to induce and to inhibit autophagy in plants. Also some tips for obtaining better preservation of biological membranes, crucial for the investigation of autophagy, are provided together with information about plant autophagic mutants, use of antibodies and methods for 3D reconstruction of large membrane-bound objects that are commonly formed during autophagic processes leading to PCD in plants...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332210/pathogen-specific-leptospiral-proteins-in-urine-of-patients-with-febrile-illness-aids-in-differential-diagnosis-of-leptospirosis-from-dengue
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R Chaurasia, K C Thresiamma, C K Eapen, B J Zachariah, R Paul, M Sritharan
Leptospirosis and dengue are two commonly seen infectious diseases of the tropics. Differential diagnosis of leptospirosis from dengue fever is often difficult due to overlapping clinical symptoms and lack of economically viable and easy-to-perform laboratory tests. The gold standard for diagnosis is the microscopic agglutination test (MAT). In this study, the diagnostic potential of screening for pathogen-specific leptospiral antigens in urine samples is presented as a non-invasive method of disease diagnosis...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332202/non-amidated-and-amidated-members-of-the-c-type-allatostatin-ast-c-family-are-differentially-distributed-in-the-stomatogastric-nervous-system-of-the-american-lobster-homarus-americanus
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Andrew E Christie, Alexandra Miller, Rebecca Fernandez, Evyn S Dickinson, Audrey Jordan, Jessica Kohn, Mina C Youn, Patsy S Dickinson
The crustacean stomatogastric nervous system (STNS) is a well-known model for investigating neuropeptidergic control of rhythmic behavior. Among the peptides known to modulate the STNS are the C-type allatostatins (AST-Cs). In the lobster, Homarus americanus, three AST-Cs are known. Two of these, pQIRYHQCYFNPISCF (AST-C I) and GNGDGRLYWRCYFNAVSCF (AST-C III), have non-amidated C-termini, while the third, SYWKQCAFNAVSCFamide (AST-C II), is C-terminally amidated. Here, antibodies were generated against one of the non-amidated peptides (AST-C I) and against the amidated isoform (AST-C II)...
January 13, 2018: Invertebrate Neuroscience: IN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332184/neurologic-complications-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Avi Fellner, Chen Makranz, Michal Lotem, Felix Bokstein, Alisa Taliansky, Shai Rosenberg, Deborah T Blumenthal, Jacob Mandel, Suzana Fichman, Elena Kogan, Israel Steiner, Tali Siegal, Alexander Lossos, Shlomit Yust-Katz
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) have recently emerged as a novel treatment for cancer. These agents, transforming the field of oncology, are not devoid of toxicity and cause immune-related side effects which can involve any organ including the nervous system. In this study, we present 9 patients (7 men and 2 women) with neurologic complications secondary to ICPI treatment. These included meningoencephalitis, limbic encephalitis, polyradiculitis, cranial polyneuropathy, myasthenic syndrome and myositis...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332158/combined-sublethal-irradiation-and-agonist-anti-cd40-enhance-donor-t-cell-accumulation-and-control-of-autochthonous-murine-pancreatic-tumors
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Lindsay K Ward-Kavanagh, Kathleen M Kokolus, Timothy K Cooper, Aron E Lukacher, Todd D Schell
Tumor-reactive T lymphocytes can promote the regression of established tumors. However, their efficacy is often limited by immunosuppressive mechanisms that block T cell accumulation or function. ACT provides the opportunity to ameliorate immune suppression prior to transfer of tumor-reactive T cells to improve the therapeutic benefit. We evaluated the combination of lymphodepleting whole body irradiation (WBI) and agonist anti-CD40 (αCD40) antibody on control of established autochthonous murine neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors following the transfer of naïve tumor-specific CD8 T cells...
January 13, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332094/low-dose-oral-immunotherapy-using-low-egg-allergen-cookies-for-severe-egg-allergic-children-reduces-allergy-severity-and-affects-allergen-specific-antibodies-in-serum
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Akihiro Maeta, Marin Matsushima, Nozomi Muraki, Mariko Asano, Yuri Takaoka, Makoto Kameda, Kyoko Takahashi
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the safety and efficacy of low-egg-allergen cookies (LAC) as low-dose oral immunotherapy (OIT) in children with severe egg allergy. We also examined the relationship between mild desensitization by low-dose OIT and serum biomarkers of allergy. METHODS: We enrolled 13 children with egg allergy who could not receive OIT with hard-boiled egg white (EW). For 11 participants, OIT was carried out using LAC for 3-4 months. Open food challenges with hard-boiled EW and blood samplings were performed before and after OIT...
January 13, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332046/a-novel-antibody-targeting-tau-phosphorylated-at-serine-235-detects-neurofibrillary-tangles
#9
David Brici, Jürgen Götz, Rebecca M Nisbet
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by two main pathological hallmarks in the human brain: the extracellular deposition of amyloid-β as plaques and the intracellular accumulation of the hyperphosphorylated protein tau as neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs). Phosphorylated tau (p-tau) specific-antibodies and silver staining have been used to reveal three morphological stages of NFT formation: pre-NFTs, intraneuronal NFTs (iNFTs), and extraneuronal NFTs (eNFTs). Here we characterize a novel monoclonal antibody, RN235, which is specific for tau phosphorylated at serine 235, and detects iNFTs and eNFTs in brain tissue, suggesting that phosphorylation at this site is indicative of late stage changes in tau...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331804/toll-like-receptor-9-antagonist-suppresses-humoral-immunity-in-experimental-autoimmune-myasthenia-gravis
#10
Peng Zhang, Chun-Lin Yang, Ru-Tao Liu, Heng Li, Min Zhang, Na Zhang, Long-Tao Yue, Cong-Cong Wang, Ying-Chun Dou, Rui-Sheng Duan
Recent studies have demonstrated the important role of toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) signalling in autoimmune diseases, but its role in myasthenia gravis (MG) has not been fully established. We show herein that blocking TLR9 signalling via the suppressive oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) H154 alleviated the symptoms of experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis (EAMG). With the downregulation of dendritic cells (DCs), TLR9 interruption reduced follicular helper T cells (Tfh) and germinal centre (GC) B cells, leading to decreased antibody production...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331793/moderate-dose-simvastatin-therapy-potentiates-the-effect-of-vitamin-d-on-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-levothyroxine-treated-women-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-and-vitamin-d-insufficiency
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Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D preparations reduce titers of thyroid antibodies in women with autoimmune thyroiditis. The same effect was induced by high-dose, but not moderate-dose-, statin therapy. No previous study has investigated the impact of concomitant treatment with a statin and vitamin D on thyroid autoimmunity. METHODS: The study included three matched groups of women with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and low vitamin D status. Groups B (n = 19) and C (n = 20) were treated with vitamin D (2000 IU daily)...
July 27, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331748/safety-and-efficacy-of-anti-programmed-death-1-antibodies-in-patients-with-cancer-and-pre-existing-autoimmune-or-inflammatory-disease
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François-Xavier Danlos, Anne-Laure Voisin, Valérie Dyevre, Jean-Marie Michot, Emilie Routier, Laurent Taillade, Stéphane Champiat, Sandrine Aspeslagh, Julien Haroche, Laurence Albiges, Christophe Massard, Nicolas Girard, Stéphane Dalle, Benjamin Besse, Salim Laghouati, Jean-Charles Soria, Christine Mateus, Caroline Robert, Emilie Lanoy, Aurélien Marabelle, Olivier Lambotte
OBJECTIVE: Patients with autoimmune or inflammatory disease (AID) are susceptible to immune-related adverse events (irAEs) when treated with immune check-point inhibitors (ICIs). We decided to analyse the safety and effectiveness of anti-PD-1 antibodies in AID patients and look for an association between the presence of pre-existing AID and the clinical outcome. METHODS: In a prospective study of the REISAMIC registry of grade ≥2 irAEs occurring in ICI-treated patients, we studied the associations between pre-existing AID on one hand and irAE-free survival, overall survival and best objective response rate on the other...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331687/probiotics-bacillus-toyonensis-and-saccharomyces-boulardii-improve-the-vaccine-immune-response-to-bovine-herpesvirus-type-5-in-sheep
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Talita Bandeira Roos, Carina Martins de Moraes, Régis Tuchtenhagen Sturbelle, Luana Alves Dummer, Geferson Fischer, Fábio Pereira Leivas Leite
There have been significant efforts toward the development of more efficient vaccines for animal health. A strategy that may be used to improve vaccine efficacy is the use of probiotics. Bovine herpesvirus 5 (BoHV-5) is an example of an important animal pathogen for which vaccines have provided only limited protection. In this study, we examined the use of the probiotics Bacillus toyonensis and Saccharomyces boulardii as a potential immune modulator to improve vaccine efficiency. Thirty, 5-month-old lambs were randomly grouped in three lots of 10 each and vaccinated at days 0, 21 and 42 of the experiment...
December 28, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331644/ozone-exposure-induces-respiratory-barrier-biphasic-injury-and-inflammation-controlled-by-interleukin-33
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Chloé Michaudel, Claire Mackowiak, Isabelle Maillet, Louis Fauconnier, Cezmi Akdis, Milena Sokolowska, Anita Dreher, Hern-Tze Tina Tan, Valérie F Quesniaux, Bernhard Ryffel, Dieudonnée Togbe
BACKGROUND: IL-33 plays critical role in the regulation of tissue homeostasis, injury and repair. Whether IL-33 regulates neutrophil recruitment and function independently of airways hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in ozone induced lung injury and inflammation is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of IL-33/ST2 axis in lung inflammation upon acute ozone exposure in mice. METHODS: ST2 and IL-33 deficient mice, IL-33-citrine reporter and C57BL/6 (WT) mice underwent a single ozone exposure (1 ppm for 1h) in all studies...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331505/successful-treatment-of-anti-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-antibody-associated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#15
P Wiwattanathum, A Ingsathit, D Thammanichanond, S Worawichawong
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antibody, a non-HLA antibody, has been found to have a detrimental effect on kidney allografts. Similarly to HLA antibodies, recipients who have AT1R antibodies are at risk for allograft rejection and poor long-term graft outcome. Besides mediating allograft rejections via direct effects on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle without complement activation, AT1R antibodies may lead to accelerated hypertension via the renin-angiotensin pathway. There has been no definite level of AT1R antibody that predicts allograft rejection...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331430/disposable-inkjet-printed-electrochemical-platform-for-detection-of-clinically-relevant-her-2-breast-cancer-biomarker
#16
Susanita Carvajal, Samantha N Fera, Abby L Jones, Thaisa A Baldo, Islam M Mosa, James F Rusling, Colleen E Krause
Rapidly fabricated, disposable sensor platforms hold tremendous promise for point-of-care detection. Here, we present an inexpensive (< $0.25) fully inkjet printed electrochemical sensor with integrated counter, reference, and working electrodes that is easily scalable for commercial fabrication. The electrochemical sensor platform featured an inkjet printed gold working 8-electrode array (WEA) and counter electrode (CE), along with an inkjet -printed silver electrode that was chlorinated with bleach to produce a Ag/AgCl quasi-reference electrode (RE)...
January 4, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331425/low-picomolar-label-free-procalcitonin-analytical-detection-with-an-electrolyte-gated-organic-field-effect-transistor-based-electronic-immunosensor
#17
Preethi Seshadri, Kyriaki Manoli, Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra, Uwe Anthes, Piotr Wierzchowiec, Klaus Bonrad, Cinzia Di Franco, Luisa Torsi
Herein a label-free immunosensor based on electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistor (EGOFET) was developed for the detection of procalcitonin (PCT), a sepsis marker. Antibodies specific to PCT were immobilized on the poly-3-hexylthiophene (P3HT) organic semiconductor surface through direct physical adsorption followed by a post-treatment with bovine serum albumin (BSA) which served as the blocking agent to prevent non-specific adsorption. Antibodies together with BSA (forming the whole biorecognition layer) served to selectively capture the procalcitonin target analyte...
December 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331367/molecular-characterization-and-differential-expression-analysis-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-from-ovis-aries
#18
Yi-Ming Shui, Shi-Ying Lu, Xing Guo, Xi-Lin Liu, Bao-Quan Fu, Pan Hu, Lin-Lin Qu, Nan-Nan Liu, Yan-Song Li, Lu-Lu Wang, Fei-Fei Zhai, Dan-Di Ju, Zeng-Shan Liu, Yu Zhou, Hong-Lin Ren
The interleukin-1 family is an important component of the innate immune system and plays an important role in regulating immune responses on the invasion of intracellular parasites in the acquired immune system. Interleukin 1β (IL-1β) is one of the members of the IL-1 family that predominantly activates downstream signaling pathways to play immunological functions of stimulating T and B lymphocyte activation and promoting the various syntheses of inflammatory substances in conjunction with other cytokines...
January 10, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331349/effect-of-a-lect2-on-the-immune-response-of-peritoneal-lecukocytes-against-vibrio-anguillarum-in-roughskin-sculpin
#19
Yingmei Chai, Bailin Cong, Shanshan Yu, Yingying Liu, Xin Man, Lujie Wang, Qian Zhu
Leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (LECT2) is a multi-functional protein that is mainly synthesized by the liver. However, its role in roughskin scalping is less known. Here, we cloned a leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (TfLECT2) genes in the liver of roughskin scalping, Trachidermus fasciatus, and studied its possible role involved in the immune response against Vibrio anguillarum (V. anguillarum) of peritoneal lecukocytes under in vivo conditions. The cDNA sequence of TfLECT2 is 566 bp in size. Its deduced amino acid (aa) sequence comprises 151 residues, of which the first 16 residues form a putative signal peptide and 101 residues compose a typical peptidase M23 domain in the C-terminal region...
January 10, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331299/the-regulatory-roles-of-notch-in-osteocyte-differentiation-via-the-crosstalk-with-canonical-wnt-pathways-during-the-transition-of-osteoblasts-to-osteocytes
#20
Jin Shao, Yinghong Zhou, Yin Xiao
Osteocytes comprise more than 90% of the cells in bone and are differentiated from osteoblasts via an unknown mechanism. Recently, it was shown that Notch signaling plays an important role in osteocyte functions. To gain insights into the mechanisms underlying the functions of Notch in regulating the transition of osteoblasts to osteocytes, we performed a luciferase assay by cloning the proximal E11 and dentin matrix acidic phosphoprotein 1 (DMP1) promotor regions into pGluc-Basic 2 vectors, which were subsequently transfected into the IDG-SW3 (osteocytes), MC3T3 (osteoblasts) and 293T (non-osteoblastic cells) cell lines...
January 10, 2018: Bone
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