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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143411/spontaneous-neural-activity-differences-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-quantitative-resting-state-meta-analysis-and-fmri-validation
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Seth G Disner, Craig A Marquardt, Bryon A Mueller, Philip C Burton, Scott R Sponheim
Identifying the pathophysiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a critical step toward reducing its debilitating impact. Spontaneous neural activity, measured at rest using various neuroimaging techniques (e.g., regional homogeneity [ReHo], amplitude of low frequency fluctuations [ALFF]), can provide insight about baseline neurobiological factors influencing sensory, cognitive, or behavioral processes associated with PTSD. The present study used activation likelihood estimation (ALE) to conduct the largest-to-date quantitative meta-analysis of spontaneous neural activity in PTSD, including 457 PTSD cases, 292 trauma-exposed controls (TECs), and 293 non-traumatized controls (NTCs) across 22 published studies...
November 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129717/a-chemoproteomic-approach-to-query-the-degradable-kinome-using-a-multi-kinase-degrader
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Hai-Tsang Huang, Dennis Dobrovolsky, Joshiawa Paulk, Guang Yang, Ellen L Weisberg, Zainab M Doctor, Dennis L Buckley, Joong-Heui Cho, Eunhwa Ko, Jaebong Jang, Kun Shi, Hwan Geun Choi, James D Griffin, Ying Li, Steven P Treon, Eric S Fischer, James E Bradner, Li Tan, Nathanael S Gray
Heterobifunctional molecules that recruit E3 ubiquitin ligases, such as cereblon, for targeted protein degradation represent an emerging pharmacological strategy. A major unanswered question is how generally applicable this strategy is to all protein targets. In this study, we designed a multi-kinase degrader by conjugating a highly promiscuous kinase inhibitor with a cereblon-binding ligand, and used quantitative proteomics to discover 28 kinases, including BTK, PTK2, PTK2B, FLT3, AURKA, AURKB, TEC, ULK1, ITK, and nine members of the CDK family, as degradable...
November 7, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129599/itk-and-rlk-inhibitor-prn694-improves-skin-disease-in-two-mouse-models-of-psoriasis
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Jessica M Fuhriman, Mårten C G Winge, Helena Haberstock-Debic, Jens Oliver Funk, J Michael Bradshaw, M Peter Marinkovich
The chronic and highly prevalent skin disorder psoriasis vulgaris is characterized by a hyperproliferative epidermis and aberrant immune activity. Many studies have highlighted the role of differentiated T lymphocytes in psoriasis progression. Several biologics are currently available that target pro-inflammatory cytokines produced by T-lymphocytes, but the need for improved therapies persists. The small molecule PRN694 covalently binds ITK and RLK, two TEC kinases activated downstream of T lymphocyte activation, both of which are upregulated in psoriatic skin...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126905/failure-of-active-targeting-by-a-cholesterol-anchored-ligand-and-improvement-by-altering-the-lipid-composition-to-prevent-ligand-desorption
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Shoshiro Yamamoto, Yu Sakurai, Hideyoshi Harashima
Although anti-angiogenic therapy is predicted to be an effective therapy for treating cancer, selectively targeting tumor endothelial cells (TECs), and not normal endothelial cells, remains a major obstacle. Modifying a drug carrier with a targeting ligand is a popular strategy for developing an active-targeting type drug delivery system (DDS). We previously reported that a cyclo(Arg-Gly-Asp-D-Phe-Lys) (cRGD)-equipped liposome that contains encapsulated siRNA (RGD-MEND) achieved an efficient therapeutic outcome in a murine cancer model...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126655/incidence-of-infective-endocarditis-and-its-thromboembolic-complications-in-a-pediatric-population-over-30years
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K Thom, A Hanslik, J L Russell, S Williams, P Sivaprakasam, U Allen, C Male, L R Brandão
BACKGROUND: Pediatric infective endocarditis (IE) has been associated with high morbidity and mortality, mostly related to thromboembolic complications (TEC). The objective of our study was to describe the experience in children with IE and to review the changes over a thirty-year period, regarding origin of IE, incidence of vegetations, TEC and their respective morbidity and mortality rates. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of children aged 0-18years with IE defined by the Duke Criteria and admitted to The Hospital for Sick Children, was conducted...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117183/capacity-of-ttreg-generation-is-not-impaired-in-the-atrophied-thymus
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Jiyoung Oh, Weikan Wang, Rachel Thomas, Dong-Ming Su
Postnatal thymic epithelial cell (TEC) homeostatic defect- or natural aging-induced thymic atrophy results in a decline in central T-cell tolerance establishment, which is constituted by thymocyte negative selection and cluster of differentiation (CD) 4+ thymic regulatory T (tTreg) cell generation. Emerging evidence shows this decline mainly results from defects in negative selection, but there is insufficient evidence regarding whether tTreg cell generation is also impaired. We mechanistically studied tTreg cell generation in the atrophied thymus by utilizing both postnatal TEC-defective (resulting from FoxN1-floxed conditional knockout [cKO]) and naturally aged mouse models...
November 8, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105157/reduced-numbers-of-mature-medullary-thymic-epithelial-cells-in-skg-mice
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Robby Engelmann, Andra Biemelt, Anja Johl, Daniela Kuthning, Brigitte Müller-Hilke
Attenuated T cell receptor (TCR) signaling contributes to the susceptibility for autoimmunity as shown via mutants of PTPN22 and Zap70 genes. We here set out to investigate the effect of an attenuated TCR signal on the composition of the thymic epithelial cell (TEC) compartment. To that extent, we combined flow cytometry and histology and compared the TEC subpopulations of Zap70 wild type with SKG mutant mice. We found an increased cortical TEC compartment in SKG thymi at the expense of reduced numbers of mature medullary TECs and a 4...
November 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101548/impact-of-contracted-endodontic-cavities-on-fracture-resistance-of-endodontically-treated-teeth-a-systematic-review-of-in-vitro-studies
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Emmanuel João Nogueira Leal Silva, Gabriela Rover, Felipe Gonçalves Belladonna, Gustavo De-Deus, Cleonice da Silveira Teixeira, Tatiana Kelly da Silva Fidalgo
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review was performed to answer the following question: do contracted endodontic cavities (CECs) increase resistance to fracture in extracted human teeth compared to traditional endodontic cavities (TECs)? METHODS: A literature search without restrictions was carried out in PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, Web of Science, and Open Grey databases. Articles were selected by two independent reviewers. In addition, a reference and hand search was also fulfilled...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099628/murine-cd8-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-are-negatively-selected-by-cd1d-expressed-on-thymic-epithelial-cells-and-dendritic-cells
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Sejin Oh, Hyunji Lee, Jung Hoon Shin, Changwan Hong, Se-Ho Park
BACKGROUND: CD1d-dependent invariant natural killer (iNKT) cells are found as either CD4 single positive (SP) or CD4/CD8 double negative (DN) cells in mice. The size of the CD8(+) iNKT population is extremely small. It is known that CD1d expression on developing thymocytes is sufficient for iNKT development and co-receptor choice, which is driven by Th-POK expression. This study aimed to examine the factors involved in the CD4/CD8 co-receptor choice of iNKT cells in addition to Th-POK-driven silencing of CD8 expression...
November 3, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099279/mtor-signaling-is-essential-for-the-development-of-thymic-epithelial-cells-and-the-induction-of-central-immune-tolerance
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Zhanfeng Liang, Lianjun Zhang, Huiting Su, Rong Luan, Ning Na, Lina Sun, Yang Zhao, Xiaodong Zhang, Qian Zhang, Juan Li, Lianfeng Zhang, Yong Zhao
Thymic epithelial cells (TECs) are critical for the establishment and maintenance of appropriate microenvironment for the positive and negative selection of thymocytes and the induction of central immune tolerance. Yet, little about the molecular regulatory network on TEC development and function is understood. Here, we demonstrate that MTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin [serine/threonine kinase]) is essential for proper development and functional maturation of TECs. Pharmacological inhibition of MTOR activity by rapamycin (RPM) causes severe thymic atrophy and reduction of TECs...
November 3, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098888/peculiar-effect-of-polyethylene-glycol-in-comparison-with-triethyl-citrate-or-diethyl-phthalate-on-properties-of-ethylcellulose-microcapsules-containing-propranolol-hydrochloride-in-process-of-emulsion-solvent-evaporation
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Hadi Afrasiabi Garekani, Nasim Sanadgol, Nafiseh Dehghan Nayyeri, Ali Nokhodchi, Fatemeh Sadeghi
Plasticizers play a crucial role in various process of microencapsulation. In this study, the effect of incorporation of plasticizer in process of emulsion solvent evaporation was investigated on properties of ethylcellulose (EC) microcapsules containing propranolol hydrochloride. The effect of plasticizer type and concentration were investigated on characteristics of microcapsules prepared from different viscosity grades of EC. Product yield, encapsulation efficiency, mean particle size, shape, surface characteristics, solid state of drug and drug release profiles were evaluated...
November 3, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092782/psychopathological-constellation-in-patients-with-pnes-a-new-hypothesis
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Iolanda Martino, Antonella Bruni, Angelo Labate, Roberta Vasta, Antonio Cerasa, Giuseppe Borzì, Pasquale De Fazio, Antonio Gambardella
Depression symptoms have often reported in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), although the underlying psychopathological symptomatology has been poorly understood. Our aim was to compare constellations of psychological and behavioral disturbance in PNES with respect to patients with mild-major depressive disorder (MDD), hypothesizing that the construct of depression might be different in the two groups. Ten patients with PNES and ten sex-/age-matched patients with mild-MDD newly-diagnosed, were enrolled in this study...
October 29, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070574/cell-adhesion-molecule-1-cadm1-shedding-induces-apoptosis-of-renal-epithelial-cells-and-exacerbates-human-nephropathies
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Takashi Kato, Man Hagiyama, Yasutoshi Takashima, Azusa Yoneshige, Akihiko Ito
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important problem throughout the world, associated with the increase of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (sCre), and renal tubular injuries. It is crucial to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of renal injuries in order to identify the new therapeutics and early diagnostic methods. We focused on cell adhesion molecule-1 (CADM1) protein. CADM1, its isoform SP4, is expressed in the epithelial cells of various tissues including renal distal tubules, localized on the lateral cell membrane, mediates cell-cell adhesion via trans-homophilic binding, and interacts with various proteins...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069601/thymospheres-are-formed-by-mesenchymal-cells-with-the-potential-to-generate-adipocytes-but-not-epithelial-cells
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Julie M Sheridan, Ashleigh Keown, Antonia Policheni, Siti N A Roesley, Noa Rivlin, Noam Kadouri, Matthew E Ritchie, Reema Jain, Jakub Abramson, Tracy S P Heng, Daniel H D Gray
Evidence suggests that a stem-cell-driven differentiation hierarchy maintains the dynamic thymic epithelial cell (TEC) network that governs T lymphocyte development. The identification of TEC stem/progenitor cells has been a major focus in the field, and several candidates with contrasting phenotypes have been described. We sought to determine the provenance and function of the only population reported to exhibit TEC stem cell properties in the adult, a Foxn1(-) EpCAM(-) cell that generates so-called thymospheres...
October 24, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065219/simple-preparation-of-thiol-ene-particles-in-glycerol-and-surface-functionalization-by-thiol-ene-chemistry-tec-and-surface-chain-transfer-free-radical-polymerization-sct-frp
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Christian Hoffmann, Valeria Chiaula, Liyun Yu, Manuel Pinelo, John M Woodley, Anders E Daugaard
Thiol-ene (TE)-based polymer particles are traditionally prepared via emulsion polymerization in water (using surfactants, stabilizers, and cosolvents). Here, a green and simple alternative is presented with excellent control over particle size, while avoiding the addition of stabilizers. Glycerol is applied as a dispersing medium for the preparation of off-stoichiometric TE microparticles, where sizes in the range of 40-400 µm are obtained solely by changing the mixing speed of the emulsions prior to crosslinking...
October 24, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050313/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-employed-exosomes-to-attenuate-aki-ckd-transition-through-tubular-epithelial-cell-dependent-sox9-activation
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Fengming Zhu, Octavia L S Chong Lee Shin, Guangchang Pei, Zhizhi Hu, Juan Yang, Han Zhu, Meng Wang, Jingyi Mou, Jie Sun, Yuxi Wang, Qian Yang, Zhi Zhao, Huzi Xu, Hui Gao, Weiqi Yao, Xiao Luo, Wenhui Liao, Gang Xu, Rui Zeng, Ying Yao
Acute kidney injury (AKI) predisposes patients to an increased risk into progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD), however effective treatments are still elusive. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of human adipose-derived MSCs (hAD-MSCs) in the prevention of AKI-CKD transition, and illuminate the role of Sox9, a vital transcription factor in the development of kidney, in this process. C57BL/6 mice were subjected to unilateral renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) with or without hAD-MSC treatment...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045706/kidney-injury-molecule-1-staining-in-renal-allograft-biopsies-10-days-after-transplantation-is-inversely-correlated-with-functioning-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cells
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Jonna R Bank, Pieter van der Pol, Dianne Vreeken, Catherine Monge-Chaubo, Ingeborg M Bajema, Nicole Schlagwein, Daniëlle J van Gijlswijk, Sandra W van der Kooij, Marlies E J Reinders, Johan W de Fijter, Cees van Kooten
Background: Kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) are promising biomarkers for monitoring delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation. Here we investigated localization and distribution of KIM-1 and NGAL staining in renal allograft biopsies and studied their association with histological features, functional DGF (fDGF) and the tubular function slope (TFS), a functioning proximal tubular epithelial cell (PTEC) marker. Methods: Day 10 protocol biopsies of 64 donation after circulatory death recipients were stained for KIM-1 and NGAL and the positive area was quantified using ImageJ software...
October 16, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033171/pah-pcb-tph-and-mercury-in-surface-sediments-of-the-delaware-river-estuary-and-delmarva-peninsula-usa
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A W Kim, C H Vane, V Moss-Hayes, S E Engelhart, A C Kemp
Surface sediment concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and mercury, were compared from two areas with contrasting land use history, the industrial Delaware Estuary and the rural Delmarva Peninsula (USA). TPH in the Delaware (38-616mg/kg) and saturate/aromatic fractions suggested petroleum/industrial sources compared to biogenic sources in the Delmarva coastal control (<34-159mg/kg). Within the Delaware the ∑PAH18 ranged from 3749 to 22,324μg/kg with isomeric ratios indicative of petroleum combustion source/s, conversely, those in the Delmarva (5-2139μg/kg) also yielded relatively higher perylene that were consistent with natural background levels derived from vegetation/coal combustion source/s...
October 12, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027839/ephb-receptors-mainly-ephb3-contribute-to-the-proper-development-of-cortical-thymic-epithelial-cells
#19
Sara Montero-Herradón, Javier García-Ceca, Agustín G Zapata
EphB and their ligands ephrin-B are an important family of protein tyrosine kinase receptors involved in thymocyte-thymic epithelial cell interactions known to be key for the maturation of both thymic cell components. In the present study, we have analyzed the maturation of cortical thymic epithelium in EphB-deficient thymuses evaluating the relative relevance of EphB2 and EphB3 in the process. Results support a relationship between the epithelial hypocellularity of mutant thymuses and altered development of thymocytes, lower proportions of cycling thymic epithelial cells and increased epithelial cell apoptosis...
October 2, 2017: Organogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017076/determination-of-the-phytochemical-composition-of-jingning-fang-and-the-in-vivo-pharmacokinetics-of-its-metabolites-in-rat-plasma-by-uplc-ms-ms
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Chunjing Yang, XingBin Yin, Xiaoxv Dong, Xin Zhang, Longtai You, Wenping Wang, Junhong Wang, Qinghe Chen, Jian Ni
Jingning fang (JNF) is an effective Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). To clarify the bioactive constituents of JNF, a Thermo Q Exactive™ Plus Orbitrap™ mass spectrometer was used in this study. More than 127 chemical compounds were isolated and identified tentatively in the JNF extract, while 42 prototype constituents with 4 potential metabolites were identified tentatively in rat plasma. A method for simultaneous determination of polygalaxanthone III (PAIII), sibiricose A5 (A5), sibiricose A6 (A6), 3, 6'-disinapoyl sucrose (3,6'-DISS), tenuifoliside C (TEC), tenuifolin B (TNB), verbascoside (VCE), heterophyllin B (HEB) and schisandrin (SCH) in rat was developed and validated using polydatin (PLN) and psoralen (PSN) as internal standards...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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