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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236393/validation-of-biological-activity-testing-procedure-of-recombinant-human-interleukin-7
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T N Lutsenko, M V Kovalenko, O Yu Galkin
Validation procedure for method of monitoring the biological activity of reсombinant human interleukin-7 has been developed and conducted according to the requirements of national and international recommendations. This method is based on the ability of recombinant human interleukin-7 to induce proliferation of T lymphocytes. It has been shown that to control the biological activity of recombinant human interleukin-7 peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) derived from blood or cell lines can be used. Validation charac­teristics that should be determined depend on the method, type of product or object test/measurement and biological test systems used in research...
January 2017: Ukrainian Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236385/lipoxygenases-and-their-metabolites-in-formation-of-plant-stress-tolerance
#2
L M Babenko, M M Shcherbatiuk, T D Skaterna, I V Kosakivska
The review focuses on the analysis of new information concerning molecular enzymology of lipoxygenases – proteins involved in lipid peroxidation and found in animals and plants. Modern concept of structural features, catalytic characteristics and functions of lipoxygenase family enzymes as well as products of their catalytic activity in plants have been discussed and summarized. Issues of enzyme localization in plant cells and tissues, evolution and distribution of lipoxygenases, involvement in production of signaling substances involved in formation of adaptation response to abiotic and biotic stress factors and in regulation of lipoxygenase signal system activity are highlighted...
January 2017: Ukrainian Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236352/iccs-escca-consensus-guidelines-for-the-clinical-utility-of-testing-for-gpi-anchor-deficient-clones-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-and-other-bone-marrow-disorders-part-1
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Amy E Dezern, Michael J Borowitz
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) arises as a consequence of the non-malignant clonal expansion of one or more hematopoietic stem cells with an acquired somatic mutation of the PIGA gene.(1) Progeny of affected stem cells are deficient in glycosyl phosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins (GPI-APs). This deficiency is readily detected by flow cytometry. Though this seems straightforward, the clinical utility of this testing requires that the ordering clinician understand not only the characteristics of the test, but also the biology of the underlying disease, and the clinical and laboratory manifestations in the individual patient...
December 13, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236338/inflammatory-cytokine-and-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-in-dogs-with-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Kris Gommeren, Isabelle Desmas, Alexandra Garcia, Natalie Bauer, Andreas Moritz, Joachim Roth, Dominique Peeters
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) kinetics in dogs with a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) presented to an emergency service. We hypothesized serum CRP concentrations would increase and vary during hospitalization, and would correlate with plasma IL-6 and TNF-α concentrations, vary in magnitude according to the underlying disease, and predict survival. DESIGN: Prospective, observational, clinical study...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236333/effect-and-mechanism-of-lncrna-hotair-on-occurrence-and-development-of-gastric-cancer
#5
Xuan Feng, Suiping Huang
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed at looking for the lncRNA abnormally expressed in gastric cancer (GC) tissues, and analyzing the association of its expression level with the clinicopathological feature and patient prognosis. The biological function of this lncRNA in occurrence and development of GC was studied in vivo and in vitro. The underlying molecular mechanism was further discussed. METHODS: We investigated the lncRNA expression level in GC tissues and normal gastric mucosa tissues by lncRNA chips analysis...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236331/reduction-of-histone-marks-h3k9me3-and-h3k27me3-by-epidrug-induces-neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-prostate-cancer
#6
Eunsohl Lee, Jingcheng Wang, Younghun Jung, Frank C Cackowski, Russell S Taichman
Neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NE PCa) is an aggressive malignancy, often presenting with advanced metastasis. We previously reported that reduction of histone marks regulated by DNMT1 following epidrug (5-Azacitidine, 5-Aza) treatment controls induction of epithelial to mesenchymal (EMT) and a cancer stem cell (CSC) phenotype, which facilitates tumorigenesis in PCa cells. Here, we use the epidrug 5-Aza as a model for how histone marks may regulate the reprogramming of prostate adenocarcinoma into NE phenotypic cells...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236326/knockdown-of-ski-decreased-the-reactive-astrocytes-proliferation-in-vitro-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation
#7
Xin Zhao, Kai-Sheng Zhou, Zhong-Hao Li, Wei Nan, Jing Wang, Ya-Yi Xia, Hai-Hong Zhang
Glia scar is a pathological marker in late phase of brain ischemia disease, which constitutes a major physical biochemical barrier to impede axonal regrowth. Astrocytes are known to be critically involved in the formation of glial scar. However, their response to ischemia and their role in neuroprotection after central nervous system (CNS) injury are not completely clear. Recently, we have demonstrated for the first time that Ski was up-regulated in reactive astrocytes after spinal cord injury in vivo and in vitro, which indicates Ski may be a new molecule that control astrocytes biologic properties after CNS injury...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236321/murine-models-of-osteosarcoma-a-piece-of-the-translational-puzzle
#8
Mannu K Walia, Wilson Castillo-Tandazo, Anthony J Mutsaers, T John Martin, Carl R Walkley
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common cancer of bone in children and young adults. Despite extensive research efforts, there has been no significant improvement in patient outcome for many years. An improved understanding of the biology of this cancer and how genes frequently mutated contribute to OS may help improve outcomes for patients. Whilst our knowledge of the mutational burden of OS is approaching saturation, our understanding of how these mutations contribute to OS initiation and maintenance is less clear...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236296/rna-decay-factor-upf1-promotes-protein-decay-a-hidden-talent
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REVIEW
Terra-Dawn M Plank, Miles F Wilkinson
The RNA-binding protein, UPF1, is best known for its central role in the nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) pathway. Feng et al. now report a new function for UPF1-it is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that specifically promotes the decay of a key pro-muscle transcription factor: MYOD. UPF1 achieves this through its RING-like domain, which confers ubiquitin E3 ligase activity. Feng et al. provide evidence that the ability of UPF1 to destabilize MYOD represses myogenesis. In the future, it will be important to define other protein substrates of UPF1-driven ubiquitination and to determine whether this biochemical activity is responsible for some of UPF1's previously defined biological functions, including in development and stress responses...
December 13, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236288/disaster-preparedness-biological-threats-and-treatment-options
#10
Navaneeth Narayanan, Clifton R Lacy, Joseph E Cruz, Meghan Nahass, Jonathan Karp, Joseph A Barone, Evelyn Hermes-DeSantis
Biological disasters can be natural, accidental, or intentional. Biological threats have made a lasting impact on civilization. This review will focus on agents of clinical significance, bioterrorism, and national security; specifically Category A agents (anthrax, botulism, plague, tularemia, and smallpox), as well as briefly discuss other naturally-emerging infections of public health significance including Ebola virus (also a Category A agent) and Zika virus. The role of the pharmacist in disaster preparedness and disaster response is multifaceted and important...
December 13, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236256/integrated-analysis-of-mirna-and-mrna-expression-profiles-to-identify-mirna-targets
#11
Zhiming Li, Chi-Meng Tzeng
miRNAs are involved in various biological processes and different diseases through interacting with their target mRNAs. Therefore, deciphering miRNA targets is important for diagnostics and therapeutics. However, it is still complex and expensive to do large scale screening for miRNA alterations and identify their downstream miRNA targets. Recently, integrating analysis of miRNA expression profiles and mRNA expression levels has been used to successfully identify the most prominent interactions. Here, we present a protocol that combines both expression data and computational prediction to refine the microarray result for identifying the miRNA targets...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236253/iclip-of-the-piwi-protein-aubergine-in-drosophila-embryos
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Bridlin Barckmann, Jérémy Dufourt, Martine Simonelig
Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are a class of small noncoding RNAs bound to specific Argonaute proteins, the PIWI proteins. piRNAs target mRNAs by complementarity to silence them; they play an important role in the repression of transposable elements in the germ line of many species. piRNAs and PIWI proteins are also involved in diverse biological processes through their role in the regulation of cellular mRNAs. In the Drosophila embryo, they contribute to the maternal mRNA decay occurring during the maternal-to-zygotic transition...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236247/5-bromouridine-ip-chase-bric-seq-to-determine-rna-half-lives
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Toshimichi Yamada, Naoto Imamachi, Rena Onoguchi-Mizutani, Katsutoshi Imamura, Yutaka Suzuki, Nobuyoshi Akimitsu
Analysis of RNA stability at genome-wide level is an advanced method in RNA biology that examines the half-life of each transcript. In particular, a pulse-labeling method using uridine analogs enables the determination of half-life of each transcript under physiologically undisturbed conditions. The technique involves pulse labeling of endogenous RNAs in mammalian cells with 5'-bromouridine (BrU), followed by measuring the chronological decrease of BrU-labeled RNAs using deep sequencing (BRIC-seq). Here, we describe a detailed protocol and technical tips for BRIC-seq...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236161/genetic-analysis-of-adults-heterozygous-for-alpl-mutations
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Agnès Taillandier, Christelle Domingues, Annika Dufour, Françoise Debiais, Pascal Guggenbuhl, Christian Roux, Catherine Cormier, Bernard Cortet, Valérie Porquet-Bordes, Fabienne Coury, David Geneviève, Jean Chiesa, Thierry Colin, Elaine Fletcher, Agnès Guichet, Rose-Marie Javier, Michel Laroche, Michael Laurent, Ekkehart Lausch, Bruno LeHeup, Cédric Lukas, Georg Schwabe, Ineke van der Burgt, Christine Muti, Brigitte Simon-Bouy, Etienne Mornet
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare inherited metabolic bone disease due to a deficiency of the tissue nonspecific alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme (TNSALP) encoded by the ALPL gene. Patients have consistently low serum alkaline phosphatase (AP), so that this parameter is a good hallmark of the disease. Adult HPP is heterogeneous, and some patients present only mild nonpathognomonic symptoms which are also common in the general population such as joint pain, osteomalacia and osteopenia, chondrocalcinosis, arthropathy and musculoskeletal pain...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236088/dicationic-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquid-coatings-on-zirconia-surfaces-physico-chemical-and-biological-characterization
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Pavan P K Sandhu, Izabelle M Gindri, Danyal A Siddiqui, Danieli C Rodrigues
In the present work, dicationic imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) were investigated as multi-functional coatings on a zirconia (ZrO₂) surface to prevent biofilm formation and enhance the wear performance of zirconia while maintaining the material's compatibility with host cells. ILs containing phenylalanine and methionine were synthesized and deposited on zirconia. Intermolecular interactions driving IL deposition on zirconia were studied using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Anti-biofilm activity and cell compatibility were evaluated in vitro after one and seven days, and wear performance was tested using a pin-on-disk apparatus...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236073/reduced-educational-outcomes-persist-into-adolescence-following-mild-iodine-deficiency-in-utero-despite-adequacy-in-childhood-15-year-follow-up-of-the-gestational-iodine-cohort-investigating-auditory-processing-speed-and-working-memory
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Kristen L Hynes, Petr Otahal, John R Burgess, Wendy H Oddy, Ian Hay
There is increasing evidence that even mild gestational iodine deficiency (GID) results in adverse neurocognitive impacts on offspring. It's unclear, however, if these persist long-term and whether they can be ameliorated by iodine sufficiency in childhood. We followed a unique cohort (Gestational Iodine Cohort, n = 266) where gestation occurred during a period of mild population iodine deficiency, with children subsequently growing-up in an iodine replete environment. We investigated whether associations between mild GID and reductions in literacy outcomes, observed at age 9-years, persisted into adolescence...
December 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236069/a-portrait-of-the-sialyl-glycan-receptor-specificity-of-the-h10-influenza-virus-hemagglutinin-a-picture-of-an-avian-virus-on-the-verge-of-becoming-a-pandemic
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REVIEW
Elena K Schneider, Jian Li, Tony Velkov
Pandemic influenza is a constant global threat to human health. In particular, the pandemic potential of novel avian influenza viruses such as the H10N7 and H10N8 avian strains, which recently managed to cross the species barrier from birds to humans, are always of great concern as we are unlikely to have any prior immunity. Human and avian isolates of H10 influenza display the ability to rapidly adapt to replication in mammalian hosts. Fortunately, so far there is no evidence of efficient human-to-human transmission of any avian influenza virus...
December 13, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236064/recent-advances-in-marine-algae-polysaccharides-isolation-structure-and-activities
#18
REVIEW
Shu-Ying Xu, Xuesong Huang, Kit-Leong Cheong
Marine algae have attracted a great deal of interest as excellent sources of nutrients. Polysaccharides are the main components in marine algae, hence a great deal of attention has been directed at isolation and characterization of marine algae polysaccharides because of their numerous health benefits. In this review, extraction and purification approaches and chemico-physical properties of marine algae polysaccharides (MAPs) are summarized. The biological activities, which include immunomodulatory, antitumor, antiviral, antioxidant, and hypolipidemic, are also discussed...
December 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236059/the-toxicity-of-nanoparticles-depends-on-multiple-molecular-and-physicochemical-mechanisms
#19
REVIEW
Yue-Wern Huang, Melissa Cambre, Han-Jung Lee
Nanotechnology is an emerging discipline that studies matters at the nanoscale level. Eventually, the goal is to manipulate matters at the atomic level to serve mankind. One growing area in nanotechnology is biomedical applications, which involve disease management and the discovery of basic biological principles. In this review, we discuss characteristics of nanomaterials, with an emphasis on transition metal oxide nanoparticles that influence cytotoxicity. Identification of those properties may lead to the design of more efficient and safer nanosized products for various industrial purposes and provide guidance for assessment of human and environmental health risk...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236047/hasc-and-dfat-multipotent-stem-cells-for-regenerative-medicine-a-comparison-of-their-potential-differentiation-in-vitro
#20
Marco Saler, Laura Caliogna, Laura Botta, Francesco Benazzo, Federica Riva, Giulia Gastaldi
Adipose tissue comprises both adipose and non-adipose cells such as mesenchymal stem cells. These cells show a surface antigenic profile similar to that of bone-marrow-derived MSC. The cells derived from the dedifferentiation of mature adipocytes (DFAT) are another cell population with characteristics of stemness. The aim of this study is to provide evidence of the stemness, proliferation, and differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASC) and DFAT obtained from human subcutaneous AT and evaluate their potential use in regenerative medicine...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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