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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809110/deprotonative-silylation-of-aromatic-c-h-bonds-mediated-by-a-combination-of-trifluoromethyltrialkylsilane-and-fluoride
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Kanako Nozawa-Kumada, Sayuri Osawa, Midori Sasaki, Isabelle Chataigner, Masanori Shigeno, Yoshinori Kondo
A method for the deprotonative silylation of aromatic C-H bonds has been developed using trifluoromethyltrimethylsilane (CF3SiMe3, Ruppert-Prakash reagent) and a catalytic amount of fluoride. In this reaction, CF3SiMe3 is considered to act as a base and a silicon electrophile. This process is highly tolerant to various functional groups on heteroarenes and benzenes. Furthermore, this method can be applied to the synthesis of trimethylsilyl group-containing analogs of TAC-101, which is a bioactive synthetic retinoid with selective affinity for RAR-α binding...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808594/spontaneous-renal-allograft-rupture-caused-by-acute-tubular-necrosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Deepak Shankar Ray, Sharmila Thukral
Renal allograft rupture (RAR) is a rare but lethal complication of renal transplantation. It potentially threatens graft and patient survival. RAR is frequently associated with acute rejection, but other causes like renal vein thrombosis and acute tubular necrosis have also been observed. Most commonly a graft nephrectomy is required, but graft repair can also be attempted in selected cases to salvage the graft. Herein, we describe a rare case of spontaneous renal allograft rupture in the early posttransplant period due to acute tubular necrosis...
2017: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804711/annotation-of-the-nuclear-receptors-in-an-estuarine-fish-species-fundulus-heteroclitus
#3
William S Baldwin, W Tyler Boswell, Gautam Ginjupalli, Elizabeth J Litoff
The nuclear receptors (NRs) are ligand-dependent transcription factors that respond to various internal as well as external cues such as nutrients, pheromones, and steroid hormones that play crucial roles in regulation and maintenance of homeostasis and orchestrating the physiological and stress responses of an organism. We annotated the Fundulus heteroclitus (mummichog; Atlantic killifish) nuclear receptors. Mummichog are a non-migratory, estuarine fish with a limited home range often used in environmental research as a field model for studying ecological and evolutionary responses to variable environmental conditions such as salinity, oxygen, temperature, pH, and toxic compounds because of their hardiness...
2017: Nuclear Receptor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802580/suppressive-role-of-ogt-mediated-o-glcnacylation-of-bap1-in-retinoic-acid-signaling
#4
Seungtae Moon, Yong-Kyu Lee, Sang-Wang Lee, Soo-Jong Um
BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) has been implicated in diverse biological functions, including tumor suppression. However, its regulation via glycosylation and its role in embryonic stem (ES) cells are poorly defined. BAP1 was recently reported to interact with O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase (OGT). Here, we confirmed the physical interaction and investigated its functional significance. The O-GlcNAcylation of BAP1, which requires OGT, was examined in vivo and in vitro, and was proven using alloxan, an OGT inhibitor...
August 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799731/rhinology-specific-priority-setting-for-quality-improvement-a-modified-delphi-study-from-the-quality-improvement-committee-of-the-american-rhinologic-society
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Luke Rudmik, Jose L Mattos, Janalee K Stokken, Zachary M Soler, R Peter Manes, Thomas S Higgins, Michael Setzen, Jivianne Lee, John Schneider
BACKGROUND: Improving the quality of healthcare is a complex and resource intensive process. To optimize the allocation of scarce resources, quality improvement (QI) should focus on high-value diseases that will produce the largest improvement in health system performance. Given the breadth and multidisciplinary nature of sinonasal disease management, the purpose of this study was to transparently develop a prioritized list of sinonasal diseases for QI from the perspective of the specialty of rhinology and the American Rhinologic Society (ARS)...
August 11, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780376/retinoic-acid-induction-of-cd1d-expression-primes-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-b-cells-for-killing-by-cd8-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells
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Yasmeen G Ghnewa, Vincent P O'Reilly, Elisabeth Vandenberghe, Paul V Browne, Anthony M McElligott, Derek G Doherty
Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are cytotoxic T cells that respond to glycolipid antigens presented by CD1d. Therapeutic activation of iNKT cells with α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) can prevent and reverse tumor growth in mice and clinical trials involving α-GalCer-stimulated iNKT cells are ongoing in humans. B cells express CD1d, however, we show that CD1d expression is reduced on B cells from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). B cells from CLL patients pulsed with α-GalCer failed to stimulate cytolytic degranulation by iNKT cell lines, but could present the more potent glycolipid analogue, 7DW8-5...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763457/ror%C3%AE-t-and-ror%C3%AE-signature-genes-in-human-th17-cells
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Glenda Castro, Xuejun Liu, Karen Ngo, Aimee De Leon-Tabaldo, Shanrong Zhao, Rosa Luna-Roman, Jingxue Yu, Tinghua Cao, Robert Kuhn, Patrick Wilkinson, Krystal Herman, Marina I Nelen, Jonathan Blevitt, Xiaohua Xue, Anne Fourie, Wai-Ping Fung-Leung
RORγt and RORα are transcription factors of the RAR-related orphan nuclear receptor (ROR) family. They are expressed in Th17 cells and have been suggested to play a role in Th17 differentiation. Although RORγt signature genes have been characterized in mouse Th17 cells, detailed information on its transcriptional control in human Th17 cells is limited and even less is known about RORα signature genes which have not been reported in either human or mouse T cells. In this study, global gene expression of human CD4 T cells activated under Th17 skewing conditions was profiled by RNA sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761880/therapeutic-effects-of-methanol-extract-from-euphorbia-kansui-radix-on-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis
#8
Soo Jeong Kim, Ye Won Jang, Kyung Eun Hyung, Da Kyoung Lee, Kee Hyeob Hyun, So-Young Park, Eon-Sub Park, Kwang Woo Hwang
The roots of Euphorbia kansui, which belong to the family Euphorbiaceae, have been used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases such as diabetes, ascites, and leukemia. Recently, it was reported that the methylene chloride fraction of E. kansui radix (EKC) regulated the differentiation of Th17 cells and alleviated the symptoms of Th17-related inflammatory bowel disease. Imiquimod (IMQ), a TLR7/8 agonist, has been used to induce psoriasis in a mouse model. In this study, we evaluated the effect of EKC in an IMQ-induced psoriasis model...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759951/promoter-hypermethylation-of-rar-%C3%AE-tumor-suppressor-gene-in-gastric-carcinoma-association-with-histological-type-and-clinical-outcomes
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Maedeh Mohsenzadeh, Rouhallah Najjar Sadeghi, Mohsen Vahedi, Fereshteh Kamani, Mehrdad Hashemi, Hamid Asadzadeh, Mohammad Reza Zali
BACKGROUND: While gastric cancer is a common cancer in the world and Iran, its molecular mechanisms are not fully understood as yet. Epigenetic modifications can lead to alteration of gene expression and development of tumorigenesis mechanisms. METHODS: To clarify the difference in DNA methylation pattern of histological types in gastric carcinoma, CpG islands in the promoters of retinoic acid receptor β gene (RAR-β) was studied using methylation-specific PCR...
July 19, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739660/a-gene-implicated-in-activation-of-retinoic-acid-receptor-targets-is-a-novel-renal-agenesis-gene-in-humans
#10
Patrick D Brophy, Maria Rasmussen, Mrutyunjaya Parida, Greg Bonde, Benjamin W Darbro, Xiaojing Hong, Jason C Clarke, Kevin A Peterson, James Denegre, Michael Schneider, Caroline R Sussman, Lone Sunde, Dorte L Lildballe, Jens Michael Hertz, Robert A Cornell, Stephen A Murray, John R Manak
Renal agenesis (RA) is one of the more extreme examples of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT). Bilateral renal agenesis is almost invariably fatal at birth, and unilateral renal agenesis can lead to future health issues including end stage renal disease. Genetic investigations have identified several gene variants which cause RA, including EYA1, LHX1, and WT1 However, whereas compound null mutations of genes encoding α and γ retinoic acid receptors (RARs) cause RA in mice, to date there have been no reports of variants in RAR genes causing RA in humans...
July 24, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735443/retinoic-acid-regulates-avian-lung-branching-through-a-molecular-network
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Hugo Fernandes-Silva, Patrícia Vaz-Cunha, Violina Baranauskaite Barbosa, Carla Silva-Gonçalves, Jorge Correia-Pinto, Rute Silva Moura
Retinoic acid (RA) is of major importance during vertebrate embryonic development and its levels need to be strictly regulated otherwise congenital malformations will develop. Through the action of specific nuclear receptors, named RAR/RXR, RA regulates the expression of genes that eventually influence proliferation and tissue patterning. RA has been described as crucial for different stages of mammalian lung morphogenesis, and as part of a complex molecular network that contributes to precise organogenesis; nonetheless, nothing is known about its role in avian lung development...
July 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724938/a-novel-role-for-rar%C3%AE-agonists-as-apolipoprotein-ciii-inhibitors-identified-from-high-throughput-screening
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Sang Jun Lee, Madhupriya Mahankali, Abdallah Bitar, Huafei Zou, Elizabeth Chao, Hung Nguyen, Jose Gonzalez, Dawna Caballero, Mitch Hull, Danling Wang, Peter G Schultz, Weijun Shen
Elevated triglyceride (TG) levels are well-correlated with the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Apolipoprotein CIII (ApoC-III) is a key regulator of plasma TG levels through regulation of lipolysis and lipid synthesis. To identify novel regulators of TG levels, we carried out a high throughput screen (HTS) using an ApoC-III homogenous time resolved fluorescence (HTRF) assay. We identified several retinoic acid receptor (RAR) agonists that reduced secreted ApoC-III levels in human hepatic cell lines. The RARα specific agonist AM580 inhibited secreted ApoC-III by >80% in Hep3B cells with an EC50 ~2...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723671/qishenyiqi-pill-attenuates-atherosclerosis-by-promoting-regulatory-t-cells-inhibiting-t-helper-17-cells-and-accelerating-cholesterol-excretion
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Li Peng, Chong-Shan Lv, Yun Zhao, Shao-Dong Chen, Yang Huang, Da-Wei Lu, Shu-Qiong Huang, Zong-Bao Yang, Lin-Chao Qian, Lei Wen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore potential immunoregulatory mechanisms underlying the suppressive effect on atherosclerosis of QiShenYiQi pill (QSYQ). METHODS AND RESULTS: Male ApoE-/- mice were maintained on a Western-type diet and QSYQ treatment for eight weeks. Determination of atherosclerosis demonstrated that QSYQ attenuated plaque formation and decreased the level of blood low-density lipoproteins-cholesterol. QSYQ treatment did not affect body weight but reduced the ratio of liver weight and body weight...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723518/mid-term-outcomes-following-salvage-lymph-node-dissection-for-prostate-cancer-nodal-recurrence-status-post-radical-prostatectomy
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Fabio Zattoni, Avinash Nehra, Christopher R Murphy, Laureano Rangel, Lance Mynderse, Val Lowe, Eugene Kwon, R Jeffrey Karnes
BACKGROUND: Patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer lymph node recurrence can be treated with many options including salvage lymph node dissection (sLND). OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of outcomes of sLND and identification of clinicopathologic features in predicting further biochemical and radiological relapse after sLND for prostate cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Between November 1, 2009 and March 31, 2015, 117 patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) underwent sLND by a single surgeon after a standardized 11C-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715808/retinoic-acid-facilitates-toll-like-receptor-4-expression-to-improve-intestinal-barrier-function-through-retinoic-acid-receptor-beta
#15
Yingying Li, Yuan Gao, Ting Cui, Ting Yang, Lan Liu, Tingyu Li, Jie Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Vitamin A (VA) protects the intestinal epithelial barrier by improving cell migration and proliferation. Our previous studies demonstrated that VA deficiency (VAD) during pregnancy suppresses the systemic and mucosal immune responses in the intestines of offspring and that VA supplementation (VAS) during early life can increase immune cell counts. However, little is known about the mechanisms by which VA regulates intestinal epithelial barrier function. METHODS: Caco-2 cells were treated with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) for 24 hours to determine the optimum ATRA concentration to which the cells in question respond...
July 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713967/involvement-of-notch2-in-all%C3%A2-trans-retinoic-acid%C3%A2-induced-inhibition-of-mouse-embryonic-palate-mesenchymal-cell-proliferation
#16
Yadong Zhang, Shiyi Dong, Jianning Wang, Miao Wang, Mu Chen, Hongzhang Huang
Cleft palate is among the most common congenital disorders, and can be induced by exposure to all‑trans retinoic acid (atRA) during mice and human embryogenesis. However, the mechanism underlying the implication of atRA in the development of cleft palate has yet to be elucidated. In the present study, atRA administered by gavage resulted in formation of a cleft palate in 99% of treated C57BL/6 mice. Notch2 was revealed to be upregulated in mouse embryonic palate mesenchymal (MEPM) cells in the atRA‑treated group compared with untreated control mice between embryonic day (E)12...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710010/local-network-component-analysis-for-quantifying-transcription-factor-activities
#17
Qianqian Shi, Chuanchao Zhang, Weifeng Guo, Tao Zeng, Lina Lu, Zhonglin Jiang, Ziming Wang, Juan Liu, Luonan Chen
Transcription factors (TFs) could regulate physiological transitions or determine stable phenotypic diversity. The accurate estimation on TF regulatory signals or functional activities is of great significance to guide biological experiments or elucidate molecular mechanisms, but still remains challenging. Traditional methods identify TF regulatory signals at the population level, which masks heterogeneous regulation mechanisms in individuals or subgroups, thus resulting in inaccurate analyses. Here, we propose a novel computational framework, namely Local Network Component Analysis (LNCA), to exploit data heterogeneity and automatically quantify accurate transcription factor activity (TFA) in practical terms, through integrating the partitioned expression sets (i...
July 11, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704638/regulator-of-calcineurin-3-ameliorates-autoimmune-arthritis-by-suppressing-th17-cell-differentiation
#18
Jin-Sil Park, Jeong-Hee Jeong, Jae-Kyeong Byun, Mi-Ae Lim, Eun-Kyung Kim, Sung-Min Kim, Si-Young Choi, Sung-Hwan Park, Jun-Ki Min, Mi-La Cho
Regulator of calcineurin 3 (RCAN3), an endogenous regulator of the calcineurin-nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signaling pathway, inhibits the phosphatase activity of calcineurin, the nuclear translocation of NFAT, and the NFAT downstream pathway. To investigate the effects of RCAN3 on T-cell regulatory function and the development and progression of inflammatory arthritis, we studied the effects of RCAN3 transfection on regulation of Th17 cell differentiation in a murine T-lymphoma cell line and primary splenic CD4(+) T cells...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694088/enhanced-expression-of-tumour-suppressor-rar-%C3%AE-by-dspc-nano-formulated-lipo-atra-in-the-lung-of-b16f10-cell-implanted-c57bl6-mice-and-in-a549-cells
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V M Berlin Grace, Reshma Mahima Reji, Viswanathan Sundaram
AIM: All Trans Retinoic acid (ATRA) is an efficient drug for leukemia, but is not efficient therapy for solid cancers. Hence we have used 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DSPC) and cholesterol lipo-ATRA to investigate its molecular therapeutic effect on lung cancer. The objective was to find whether it could enhance ATRA receptor, RAR-β expression in lung cells as it was lost in majority of cancers including lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was made in an experimental C57BL/6 mice model developed by tail vein injection of B16F10 cells and in A549 human lung cancer cells...
September 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693206/role-of-t-helper-17-cytokines-in-the-tumour-immune-inflammation-response-of-patients-with-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Wei-Jing Tang, Lei Tao, Li-Ming Lu, Di Tang, Xiao-Lin Shi
Altered cytokine production can lead to immune dysfunction in patients with cancer. The present study investigated the expression of T helper (Th)17 cytokines in patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) and their clinical significance in providing new therapeutic insights. The prevalence of Th17 cells and their receptors in patients with LSCC was studied using immunohistochemical analysis via tissue microarray technology. Flow cytometry was used to investigate the percentage of Th17 and Th1 cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
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