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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911362/automated-acoustic-dispensing-for-the-serial-dilution-of-peptide-agonists-in-potency-determination-assays
#1
Jacqueline Naylor, Alessandra Rossi, Christopher Brankin, David C Hornigold
As with small molecule drug discovery, screening for peptide agonists requires the serial dilution of peptides to produce concentration-response curves. Screening peptides affords an additional layer of complexity as conventional tip-based sample handling methods expose peptides to a large surface area of plasticware, providing an increased opportunity for peptide loss via adsorption. Preventing excessive exposure to plasticware reduces peptide loss via adherence to plastics and thus minimizes inaccuracies in potency prediction, and we have previously described the benefits of non-contact acoustic dispensing for in vitro high-throughput screening of peptide agonists(1)...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910538/a-compact-and-versatile-dynamic-flow-cryostat-for-photon-science
#2
Peter J E M van der Linden, Marco Moretti Sala, Christian Henriquet, Matteo Rossi, Kenya Ohgushi, François Fauth, Laura Simonelli, Carlo Marini, Edmundo Fraga, Claire Murray, Jonathan Potter, Michael Krisch
We have developed a helium gas flow cryostat for use on synchrotron tender to hard X-ray beamlines. Very efficient sample cooling is achieved because the sample is placed directly in the cooling helium flow on a removable sample holder. The cryostat is compact and easy to operate; samples can be changed in less than 5 min at any temperature. The cryostat has a temperature range of 2.5-325 K with temperature stability better than 0.1 K. The very wide optical angle and the ability to operate in any orientation mean that the cryostat can easily be adapted for different X-ray techniques...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908378/erratum-to-cigarette-smoke-induces-alterations-in-the-drug-binding-properties-of-human-serum-albumin-blood-cells-mol-dis-52-4-2014-apr-166-174
#3
M Clerici, G Colombo, F Secundo, N Gagliano, R Colombo, N Portinaro, D Giustarini, A Milzani, R Rossi, I Dalle-Donne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906106/loss-of-niche-satellite-cell-interactions-in-syndecan-3-null-mice-alters-muscle-progenitor-cell-homeostasis-improving-muscle-regeneration
#4
Addolorata Pisconti, Glen B Banks, Farshad Babaeijandaghi, Nicole Dalla Betta, Fabio M V Rossi, Jeffrey S Chamberlain, Bradley B Olwin
BACKGROUND: The skeletal muscle stem cell niche provides an environment that maintains quiescent satellite cells, required for skeletal muscle homeostasis and regeneration. Syndecan-3, a transmembrane proteoglycan expressed in satellite cells, supports communication with the niche, providing cell interactions and signals to maintain quiescent satellite cells. RESULTS: Syndecan-3 ablation unexpectedly improves regeneration in repeatedly injured muscle and in dystrophic mice, accompanied by the persistence of sublaminar and interstitial, proliferating myoblasts...
October 4, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906051/the-lysine-methyltransferase-ehmt2-g9a-is-dispensable-for-skeletal-muscle-development-and-regeneration
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Regan-Heng Zhang, Robert N Judson, David Y Liu, Jürgen Kast, Fabio M V Rossi
BACKGROUND: Euchromatic histone-lysine N-methyltransferase 2 (G9a/Ehmt2) is the main enzyme responsible for the apposition of H3K9 di-methylation on histones. Due to its dual role as an epigenetic regulator and in the regulation of non-histone proteins through direct methylation, G9a has been implicated in a number of biological processes relevant to cell fate control. Recent reports employing in vitro cell lines indicate that Ehmt2 methylates MyoD to repress its transcriptional activity and therefore its ability to induce differentiation of activated myogenic cells...
May 27, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905556/cellular-aspartyl-proteases-promote-the-unconventional-secretion-of-biologically-active-hiv-1-matrix-protein-p17
#6
Francesca Caccuri, Maria Luisa Iaria, Federica Campilongo, Kristen Varney, Alessandro Rossi, Stefania Mitola, Silvia Schiarea, Antonella Bugatti, Pietro Mazzuca, Cinzia Giagulli, Simona Fiorentini, Wuyuan Lu, Mario Salmona, Arnaldo Caruso
The human immune deficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) matrix protein p17 (p17), although devoid of a signal sequence, is released by infected cells and detected in blood and in different organs and tissues even in HIV-1-infected patients undergoing successful combined antiretroviral therapy (cART). Extracellularly, p17 deregulates the function of different cells involved in AIDS pathogenesis. The mechanism of p17 secretion, particularly during HIV-1 latency, still remains to be elucidated. A recent study showed that HIV-1-infected cells can produce Gag without spreading infection in a model of viral latency...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905485/b-and-t-lymphocyte-number-and-function-in-hiv-hiv-lymphoma-patients-treated-with-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-bone-marrow-transplantation
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Diego Bertoli, Alessandro Re, Marco Chiarini, Alessandra Sottini, Federico Serana, Viviana Giustini, Aldo M Roccaro, Chiara Cattaneo, Luigi Caimi, Giuseppe Rossi, Luisa Imberti
Combination of anti-retroviral therapy, high-dose chemotherapy (HCT) and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) has led to an improved survival of HIV(+) non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patients. We compared T- and B-cell subset recovery and related capability to respond to in-vitro stimulation, as well as T-cell repertoire modifications of HIV(+) and HIV(-) NHL patients undergoing HCT and ASCT as first-line consolidation or salvage treatment, using sequential blood samples obtained before and at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after ASCT...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903985/the-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinases-1-timp-1-promotes-survival-and-migration-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-through-cd63-pi3k-akt-p21-signaling
#8
Dorian Forte, Valentina Salvestrini, Giulia Corradi, Lara Rossi, Lucia Catani, Roberto M Lemoli, Michele Cavo, Antonio Curti
We and others have shown that the Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1), a member of the inflammatory network exerting pleiotropic effects in the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment, regulates the survival and proliferation of different cell types, including normal hematopoietic progenitor cells. Moreover, TIMP-1 has been shown to be involved in cancer progression. However, its role in leukemic microenvironment has not been addressed. Here, we investigated the activity of TIMP-1 on Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) cell functions...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903673/combining-anti-mir-155-with-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancers
#9
Katrien Van Roosbroeck, Francesca Fanini, Tetsuro Setoyama, Cristina Ivan, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, Lianchun Xiao, Ivan Vannini, Roxana Redis, Lucilla D'Abundo, Xinna Zhang, Milena S Nicoloso, Simona Rossi, Vianey Gonzalez-Villasana, Rajesha Rupaimoole, Manuela Ferracin, Fortunato Morabito, Antonino Neri, Peter Ruvolo, Vivian R Ruvolo, Chad V Pecot, Dino Amadori, Lynne Aruzzo, Steliana Calin, Xuemei Wang, M James You, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Robert Z Orlowski, William Plunkett, Tara Lichtenberg, Ramana V Davuluri, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Massimo Negrini, Ignacio I Wistuba, Kantarjian Hagop, Anil K Sood, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Michael J Keating, Muller Fabbri, George A Calin
Purpose The oncogenic miR-155 is upregulated in many human cancers and its expression is increased in more aggressive and therapy resistant tumors, but the molecular mechanisms underlying miR-155-induced therapy resistance are not fully understood. The main objectives of this study were to determine the role of miR-155 in resistance to chemotherapy and to evaluate anti-miR-155 treatment to chemosensitize tumors. Experimental Design We performed in vitro studies on cell lines to investigate the role of miR-155 in therapy resistance...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901221/anxiety-depression-resilience-and-self-esteem-in-individuals-with-cardiovascular-diseases
#10
Isabela Gonzales Carvalho, Eduarda Dos Santos Bertolli, Luciana Paiva, Lidia Aparecida Rossi, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Daniele Alcalá Pompeo
Objectives: to analyze the relationship between anxiety and depression symptoms, resilience and self-esteem with sociodemographic and clinical characteristics; correlate resilience and self-esteem with age and duration of the disease; check associations between anxiety and depression with measures of resilience and self-esteem among individuals with cardiovascular diseases. Method: correlational study conducted in a large university hospital in the interior of the state of São Paulo, Brazil...
November 28, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900480/deep-and-superficial-oct-angiography-changes-after-macular-peeling-idiopathic-vs-diabetic-epiretinal-membranes
#11
Mario R Romano, Gilda Cennamo, Stefano Schiemer, Claudia Rossi, Federica Sparnelli, Giovanni Cennamo
BACKGROUND: To assess changes in deep and superficial perifoveal capillary plexus after macular peeling in idiopathic and diabetic epiretinal membrane (iERM and dERM, respectively). METHODS: Cross-sectional comparative study. We included 40 eyes from 40 patients affected by iERM (20 eyes) and dERM (20 eyes), as well as 34 eyes from 17 healthy, age-matched patients. Patients received a complete ophthalmic evaluation including axial and en-face scanning spectral-domain analysis, optical coherence tomography angiography, and microperimetry...
November 30, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900308/chronic-knee-extensor-mechanism-lesions-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-literature-review
#12
Umberto Cottino, Davide Deledda, Federica Rosso, Davide Blonna, Davide Edoardo Bonasia, Roberto Rossi
Knee extensor mechanism rupture is a serious complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Its prevalence ranges from 1 to 10% and it is commonly observed as a chronic multifactorial pathology with the patellar tendon as the most common site of rupture. Knee extensor mechanism reconstruction can be performed using allogenic or synthetic grafts. In the literature it is still not clear whether one of these techniques is superior to the other and the choice is usually tailored to the patient case by case. Allografts allow better restoration of the anatomical landmarks, whereas the mesh technique is more reproducible and the graft does not elongate over time...
July 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899888/neurophysiological-characterization-of-subacute-stroke-patients-a-longitudinal-study
#13
Giuseppe Lamola, Chiara Fanciullacci, Giada Sgherri, Federica Bertolucci, Alessandro Panarese, Silvestro Micera, Bruno Rossi, Carmelo Chisari
Various degrees of neural reorganization may occur in affected and unaffected hemispheres in the early phase after stroke and several months later. Recent literature suggests to apply a stratification based on lesion location and to consider patients with cortico-subcortical and subcortical strokes separately: different lesion location may also influence therapeutic response. In this study we used a longitudinal approach to perform TMS assessment (Motor Evoked Potentials, MEP, and Silent Period, SP) and clinical evaluations (Barthel Index, Fugl-Meyer Assessment for upper limb motor function and Wolf Motor Function Test) in 10 cortical-subcortical and 10 subcortical ischemic stroke patients...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899300/role-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-the-control-of-mouse-myometrium-contractility-during-the-menstrual-cycle
#14
Ester Pagano, Pierangelo Orlando, Stefania Finizio, Antonietta Rossi, Lorena Buono, Fabio Arturo Iannotti, Fabiana Piscitelli, Angelo A Izzo, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Francesca Borrelli
Cannabis and cannabinoids are known to affect female reproduction. However, the role of the endocannabinoid system in mouse uterine contractility in the dioestrus and oestrus phases has not been previously investigated. The present study aimed at filling this gap. Endocannabinoid (anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol) levels were measured in mouse uterus at dioestrus and oestrus phases by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry; quantitative reverse transcription-PCR measured mRNA expression of cannabinoid receptors and enzymes involved in the metabolism of endocannabinoids...
November 26, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897393/cancer-anorexia-hypothalamic-activity-and-its-association-with-inflammation-and-appetite-regulating-peptides-in-lung-cancer
#15
Alessio Molfino, Alessandro Iannace, Maria Chiara Colaiacomo, Alessio Farcomeni, Alessandra Emiliani, Gianfranco Gualdi, Alessandro Laviano, Filippo Rossi Fanelli
BACKGROUND: Energy homeostasis is mediated by the hypothalamus, whose inflammation-induced functional derangements contribute to the onset of anorexia in cancer. By using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we determined the patterns of hypothalamic activation after oral intake in anorexic (A), non-anorexic (NA) cancer patients, and in controls (C). METHODS: Lung cancer patients were considered. Hypothalamic activation was recorded in A and NA patients and in C by fMRI, before (T0), immediately after (T1) the administration of an oral nutritional supplement, and after 15 min (T2)...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896901/dynamics-of-intracellular-processes-in-live-cell-systems-unveiled-by-fluorescence-correlation-microscopy
#16
REVIEW
Nicolás González Bardeci, Juan Francisco Angiolini, María Cecilia De Rossi, Luciana Bruno, Valeria Levi
Fluorescence fluctuation-based methods are non-invasive microscopy tools especially suited for the study of dynamical aspects of biological processes. These methods examine spontaneous intensity fluctuations produced by fluorescent molecules moving through the small, femtoliter-sized observation volume defined in confocal and multiphoton microscopes. The quantitative analysis of the intensity trace provides information on the processes producing the fluctuations that include diffusion, binding interactions, chemical reactions and photophysical phenomena...
November 28, 2016: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896225/the-urokinase-urokinase-receptor-system-in-mast-cells-effects-of-its-functional-interaction-with-fmlf-receptors
#17
Francesca Wanda Rossi, Nella Prevete, Felice Rivellese, Filomena Napolitano, Nunzia Montuori, Loredana Postiglione, Carmine Selleri, Amato de Paulis
Mast cell and basophils express the high affinity receptor for IgE (FcɛRI) and are primary effector cells of allergic disorders. The urokinase (uPA)-mediated plasminogen activation system is involved in physiological and pathological events based on cell migration and tissue remodelling, such as inflammation, wound healing, angiogenesis and metastasis. uPA is a serine protease that binds uPAR, a high affinity glycosyl-phosphatidyl-inositol (GPI)-anchored receptor. uPAR focuses uPA activity at the cell surface and activates intracellular signaling through lateral interactions with integrins, receptor tyrosine kinases and the G-protein-coupled family of fMLF chemotaxis receptors (FPRs)...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896223/urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-upar-as-a-new-therapeutic-target-in-cancer
#18
Nunzia Montuori, Ada Pesapane, Francesca W Rossi, Valentina Giudice, Amato De Paulis, Carmine Selleri, Pia Ragno
The urokinase (uPA)-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) is a GPI-anchored receptor that focuses urokinase (uPA) proteolytic activity on the cell surface. uPAR also regulates cell adhesion, migration and proliferation, protects from apoptosis and contributes to epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), independently of uPA enzymatic activity. Indeed, uPAR interacts with beta1, beta2 and beta3 integrins, thus regulating their activities. uPAR cross-talks with receptor tyrosine kinases through integrins and regulates cancer cell dormancy, proliferation and angiogenesis...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896222/67-kda-laminin-receptor-67lr-in-normal-and-neoplastic-hematopoietic-cells-is-its-targeting-a-feasible-approach
#19
Nunzia Montuori, Ada Pesapane, Valentina Giudice, Bianca Serio, Francesca W Rossi, Amato De Paulis, Carmine Selleri
The 67 kDa laminin receptor (67LR) is a non-integrin cell surface receptor for laminin (LM) that derives from a 37 kDa precursor (37LRP). 67LR expression is increased in neoplastic cells and correlates with an enhanced invasive and metastatic potentialin many human solid tumors, recommending this receptor as a new promising target for cancer therapy. This is supported by in vivo studies showing that 67LR downregulation reduces tumour cell proliferation and tumour formation by inducing apoptosis. 67LR association with the anti-apoptotic protein PED/PEA-15 activates a signal transduction pathway, leading to cell proliferation and resistance to apoptosis...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896220/anti-immune-strategies-of-pathogenic-fungi
#20
REVIEW
Caroline M Marcos, Haroldo C de Oliveira, Wanessa de Cássia M Antunes de Melo, Julhiany de Fátima da Silva, Patrícia A Assato, Liliana Scorzoni, Suélen A Rossi, Ana C A de Paula E Silva, Maria J S Mendes-Giannini, Ana M Fusco-Almeida
Pathogenic fungi have developed many strategies to evade the host immune system. Multiple escape mechanisms appear to function together to inhibit attack by the various stages of both the adaptive and the innate immune response. Thus, after entering the host, such pathogens fight to overcome the immune system to allow their survival, colonization and spread to different sites of infection. Consequently, the establishment of a successful infectious process is closely related to the ability of the pathogen to modulate attack by the immune system...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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