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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919490/alcohol-exposure-induces-chick-craniofacial-bone-defects-by-negatively-affecting-cranial-neural-crest-development
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Ping Zhang, Guang Wang, Zhuangling Lin, Yushi Wu, Jing Zhang, Meng Liu, Kenneth Ka Ho Lee, Manli Chuai, Xuesong Yang
Excess alcohol consumption during pregnancy could lead to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). However, the molecular mechanism leading to craniofacial abnormality, a feature of FAS, is still poorly understood. The cranial neural crest cells (NCCs) contribute to the formation of the craniofacial bones. Therefore, NCCs exposed to ethanol was investigated - using chick embryos and in vitro explant culture as experimental models. We demonstrated that exposure to 2% ethanol induced craniofacial defects, which includes parietal defect, in the developing chick fetus...
September 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891729/early-age-related-macular-degeneration-with-cardiovascular-and-renal-comorbidities-an-analysis-of-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2005-2008
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Qi Cheng, Jinan B Saaddine, Ronald Klein, Richard Rothenberg, Chiu-Fang Chou, Dora Il'yasova
PURPOSE: A cross sectional study was designed to examine the relationship of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with comorbidities of cardiovascular and renal conditions in the representative population using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2005-2008. METHODS: Participants (≥40 years) who underwent retinal photography were included. Early AMD was defined by the retinal digital images. The comorbidities were self-reported stroke and heart disease (HD), including angina pectoris (AP), coronary heart disease (CHD), congestive heart failure (CHF), and myocardial infarction (MI)...
September 11, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890421/the-mechanistic-link-between-arc-arg3-1-expression-and-ampa-receptor-endocytosis
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Mark J Wall, Sonia A L Corrêa
The activity-regulated cytoskeleton associated protein (Arc/Arg3.1) plays a key role in determining synaptic strength through facilitation of AMPA receptor (AMPAR) endocytosis. Although there is considerable data on the mechanism by which Arc induction controls synaptic plasticity and learning behaviours, several key mechanistic questions remain. Here we review data on the link between Arc expression and the clathrin-mediated endocytic pathway which internalises AMPARs and discuss the significance of Arc binding to the clathrin adaptor protein 2 (AP-2) and to endophilin/dynamin...
September 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859285/bovine-lineage-specification-revealed-by-single-cell-gene-expression-analysis-from-zygote-to-blastocyst
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Qingqing Wei, Liang Zhong, Shaopeng Zhang, Haiyuan Mu, Jinzhu Xiang, Liang Yue, Yunping Dai, Jianyong Han
Preimplantation embryos undergo zygotic genome activation and lineage specification resulting in three distinct cell types in the late blastocyst. The molecular mechanisms underlying this progress are largely unknown in bovines. Here, we sought to analyze an extensive set of regulators at the single-cell level to define the events involved in the development of the bovine blastocyst. Using a quantitative microfluidics approach in single cells, we analyzed mRNA levels of 96 genes known to function in early embryonic development and maintenance of stem cell pluripotency in parallel in 384 individual cells from bovine preimplantation embryos...
July 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837512/the-management-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-the-pediatric-population-a-clinical-report-from-the-naspghan-pancreas-committee
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Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Soma Kumar, J Antonio Quiros, Keshawadhana Balakrishnan, Bradley Barth, Samuel Bitton, John F Eisses, Elsie Jazmin Foglio, Victor Fox, Denease Francis, A Jay Freeman, Tanja Gonska, Amit S Grover, Sohail Z Husain, Rakesh Kumar, Sameer Lapsia, Tom Lin, Quin Y Liu, Asim Maqbool, Zachary M Sellers, Flora Szabo, Aliye Uc, Steven L Werlin, Veronique D Morinville
BACKGROUND: While the incidence of acute pancreatitis (AP) in children is increasing, management recommendations rely on adult published guidelines. Pediatric-specific recommendations are needed. METHODS: The NASPGHAN Pancreas committee performed a MEDLINE review using several pre-selected key terms relating to management considerations in adult and pediatric AP. The literature was summarized, quality of evidence reviewed, and statements of recommendations developed...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830473/survival-outcomes-of-hepatectomy-for-stage-b-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-the-bclc-classification
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Toshiya Kamiyama, Tatsuya Orimo, Kenji Wakayama, Shingo Shimada, Akihisa Nagatsu, Hideki Yokoo, Hirofumi Kamachi, Kenichiro Yamashita, Tsuyoshi Shimamura, Akinobu Taketomi
BACKGROUND: Because hepatectomy is not recommended in patients with stage B hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) of the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging, we evaluated the survival outcomes of hepatectomy for stage B in the BCLC system. METHODS: Data were collected from 297 consecutive adult stage B patients who underwent curative hepatectomy for HCC between 1996 and 2014 in Hokkaido University Hospital. Overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), and risk factors were analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method...
August 22, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749936/mir-1254-suppresses-ho-1-expression-through-seed-region-dependent-silencing-and-non-seed-interaction-with-tfap2a-transcript-to-attenuate-nsclc-growth
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Mengfan Pu, Chenggang Li, Xinming Qi, Jing Chen, Yizheng Wang, Lulu Gao, Lingling Miao, Jin Ren
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs, which direct post-transcriptional gene silencing (PTGS) and function in a vast range of biological events including cancer development. Most miRNAs pair to the target sites through seed region near the 5' end, leading to mRNA cleavage and/or translation repression. Here, we demonstrated a miRNA-induced dual regulation of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) via seed region and non-seed region, consequently inhibited tumor growth of NSCLC. We identified miR-1254 as a negative regulator inhibiting HO-1 translation by directly targeting HO-1 3'UTR via its seed region, and suppressing HO-1 transcription via non-seed region-dependent inhibition of transcriptional factor AP-2 alpha (TFAP2A), a transcriptional activator of HO-1...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744873/epicardial-ablation-of-tachyarrhythmia-in-children-experience-at-two-academic-centers
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Shailendra Upadhyay, Edward P Walsh, Frank Cecchin, John K Triedman, Juan Villafane, J Philip Saul
BACKGROUND: Experience with percutaneous epicardial ablation of tachyarrhythmia in pediatrics is limited. This case series addresses the feasibility, safety, and complications of the procedure in children. METHODS: A total of nine patients underwent 10 epicardial ablation procedures from 2002 to 2013 at two academic centers. Activation mapping was performed in all cases, and electroanatomic map was utilized in nine of the 10 procedures. Patients had undergone one to three failed endocardial catheter ablations in addition to medical management, and all had symptoms, a high-risk accessory pathway (AP), aborted cardiac arrest with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW), or ventricular dysfunction...
July 26, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724756/lysosomal-targeting-of-sidt2-via-multiple-yxx%C3%AE-motifs-is-required-for-sidt2-function-in-the-process-of-rnautophagy
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Viorica Raluca Contu, Katsunori Hase, Hiroko Kozuka-Hata, Masaaki Oyama, Yuuki Fujiwara, Chihana Kabuta, Masayuki Takahashi, Fumihiko Hakuno, Shin-Ichiro Takahashi, Keiji Wada, Tomohiro Kabuta
RNA degradation is an essential process for maintaining cellular homeostasis. Previously, we have discovered a novel RNA degradation system, RNautophagy, during which direct import of RNA into lysosomes in an ATP-dependent manner followed by degradation takes place. The putative nucleic acids transporter, SID-1 transmembrane family member 2 (SIDT2), predominantly localizes to lysosomes and mediates the translocation of RNA into lysosomes during RNautophagy. However, little is known about the mechanisms of sorting SIDT2 to lysosomes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687362/the-unexpected-function-of-a-highly-conserved-yxx%C3%AE-motif-in-hcv-core-protein
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Eirini Karamichali, Elisavet Serti, Aikaterini Gianneli, Aikaterini Papaefthymiou, Athanassios Kakkanas, Pelagia Foka, Alexandros Seremetakis, Konstantina Katsarou, Ioannis P Trougakos, Urania Georgopoulou
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an RNA positive strand virus, member of the Flaviviridae family. The HCV viral particle is composed of a capsid containing the genome, surrounded by an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-derived lipid bilayer where E1 and E2 are assembled as heterodimers. However, different forms of viral particles have been identified in the serum of HCV-infected patients, including non-enveloped particles. Previous reports have demonstrated that HCV non-enveloped capsid-like particles (HCVne) can be generated by HCV core protein sequence...
July 5, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619886/tubular-clathrin-ap-2-lattices-pinch-collagen-fibers-to-support-3d-cell-migration
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Nadia Elkhatib, Enzo Bresteau, Francesco Baschieri, Alba López Rioja, Guillaume van Niel, Stéphane Vassilopoulos, Guillaume Montagnac
Migrating cells often use focal adhesions in order to move. Focal adhesions are less prominent in cells migrating in three-dimensional (3D) as compared with 2D environments. We looked for alternative adhesion structures supporting cell migration. We analyzed the dynamics of clathrin-coated pits in cells migrating in a 3D environment of collagen fibers. Both topological cues and local engagement of integrins triggered the accumulation of clathrin-coated structures on fibers. Clathrin/adaptor protein 2 (AP-2) lattices pinched collagen fibers by adopting a tube-like morphology and regulated adhesion to fibers in an endocytosis-independent manner...
June 16, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610956/upregulation-of-microrna-137-expression-by-slug-promotes-tumor-invasion-and-metastasis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-through-suppression-of-tfap2c
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Tzu-Hua Chang, Meng-Feng Tsai, Chien-Hung Gow, Shang-Gin Wu, Yi-Nan Liu, Yih-Leong Chang, Sung-Liang Yu, Hsing-Chen Tsai, Shih-Wen Lin, Yen-Wei Chen, Po-Yen Kuo, Pan-Chyr Yang, Jin-Yuan Shih
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) regulator, Slug, plays multifaceted roles in controlling lung cancer progression, but its downstream targets and mechanisms in promoting lung cancer progression have not been well defined. In particular, the miRNAs downstream of Slug in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remain undetermined. Here, we report that miR-137 is downstream of the EMT regulator, Slug, in lung cancer cells. Slug binds directly to the E-box of the miR-137 promoter and up-regulates its expression in lung cancer cells...
June 10, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577469/the-interaction-between-hiv-1-nef-and-adaptor-protein-2-reduces-nef-mediated-cd4-t-cell-apoptosis
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Rajesh Abraham Jacob, Aaron L Johnson, Emily N Pawlak, Brennan S Dirk, Logan R Van Nynatten, S M Mansour Haeryfar, Jimmy D Dikeakos
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is characterized by a decline in CD4(+) T cells. Here, we elucidated the mechanism underlying apoptosis in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) infection by examining host apoptotic pathways hijacked by the HIV-1 Nef protein in the CD4(+) T-cell line Sup-T1. Using a panel of Nef mutants unable to bind specific host proteins we uncovered that Nef generates pro- and anti-apoptotic signals. Apoptosis increased upon mutating the motifs involved in the interaction of Nef:AP-1 (NefM20A or NefEEEE62-65AAAA) or Nef:AP-2 (NefLL164/165AA), implying these interactions limit Nef-mediated apoptosis...
September 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504462/endocytic-activity-of-hiv-1-vpu-phosphoserine-dependent-interactions-with-clathrin-adaptors
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Charlotte A Stoneham, Rajendra Singh, Xiaofei Jia, Yong Xiong, John Guatelli
HIV-1 Vpu modulates cellular transmembrane proteins to optimize viral replication and provide immune-evasion, triggering ubiquitin-mediated degradation of some targets but also modulating endosomal trafficking to deplete them from the plasma membrane. Interactions between Vpu and the heterotetrameric clathrin adaptor protein (AP) complexes AP-1 and AP-2 have been described, yet the molecular basis and functional roles of such interactions are incompletely defined. To investigate the trafficking signals encoded by Vpu, we fused the cytoplasmic domain (CD) of Vpu to the extracellular and transmembrane domains of the CD8 α-chain...
August 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503898/evaluation-of-initial-setup-errors-of-two-immobilization-devices-for-lung-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt
#15
Yoshihiro Ueda, Teruki Teshima, Higinia Cárdenes, Indra J Das
The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy and efficacy of two commonly used commercial immobilization systems for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in lung cancer. This retrospective study assessed the efficacy and setup accuracy of two immobilization systems: the Elekta Body Frame (EBF) and the Civco Body Pro-Lok (CBP) in 80 patients evenly divided for each system. A cone beam CT (CBCT) was used before each treatment fraction for setup correction in both devices. Analyzed shifts were applied for setup correction and CBCT was repeated...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484480/single-event-resolution-of-plant-plasma-membrane-protein-endocytosis-by-tirf-microscopy
#16
Alexander Johnson, Grégory Vert
Endocytosis is a key process in the internalization of extracellular materials and plasma membrane proteins, such as receptors and transporters, thereby controlling many aspects of cell signaling and cellular homeostasis. Endocytosis in plants has an essential role not only for basic cellular functions but also for growth and development, nutrient delivery, toxin avoidance, and pathogen defense. The precise mechanisms of endocytosis in plants remain quite elusive. The lack of direct visualization and examination of single events of endocytosis has greatly hampered our ability to precisely monitor the cell surface lifetime and the recruitment profile of proteins driving endocytosis or endocytosed cargos in plants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458599/abbreviated-mri-protocols-for-detecting-breast-cancer-in-women-with-dense-breasts
#17
Shuang-Qing Chen, Min Huang, Yu-Ying Shen, Chen-Lu Liu, Chuan-Xiao Xu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity of two abbreviated protocols (AP) of MRI in breast cancer screening of dense breast tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study in 356 participants with dense breast tissue and negative mammography results. The study was approved by the Nanjing Medical University Ethics Committee. Patients were imaged with a full diagnostic protocol (FDP) of MRI. Two APs (AP-1 consisting of the first post-contrast subtracted [FAST] and maximum-intensity projection [MIP] images, and AP-2 consisting of AP-1 combined with diffusion-weighted imaging [DWI]) and FDP images were analyzed separately, and the sensitivities and specificities of breast cancer detection were calculated...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455947/extended-day-length-in-late-winter-early-spring-with-a-return-to-natural-day-length-of-shorter-duration-increased-plasma-testosterone-and-sexual-performance-in-rams-with-or-without-melatonin-implants
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J A Abecia, P Chemineau, M Keller, J A Delgadillo
Sixteen rams were used to quantify the effects of long days, imposed during late winter/early spring, with or without exogenous melatonin, on plasma testosterone concentrations and ram serving capacity. Rams were assigned to two groups: photoperiod-treated rams (Artificial Photoperiod, AP; n = 8), exposed to 2 months of long days (16 hr of light/day) between 22 December and 22 February, and control rams (Natural Photoperiod, NP; n = 8). At the end of the long-day period, AP rams were returned to the natural photoperiod, and each ram in the two groups either did (+M) or did not (-M) receive three subcutaneous melatonin implants...
April 29, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447921/the-effectiveness-of-acute-normolvolemic-hemodilution-and-autologous-prime-on-intraoperative-blood-management-during-cardiac-surgery
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Alfred H Stammers, Linda B Mongero, Eric Tesdahl, Andrew Stasko, Samuel Weinstein
OBJECTIVE: Intraoperative blood management during cardiac surgery is a multifaceted process incorporating various interventions directed at optimizing oxygen delivery and enhancing hemostasis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) and autologous priming (AP) on preserving the hematocrit during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHOD: Case records from a national registry of adult patients who underwent cardiac surgery between January and October 2016 were reviewed...
April 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406967/differential-transcriptome-analysis-supports-rhodnius-montenegrensis-and-rhodnius-robustus-hemiptera-reduviidae-triatominae-as-distinct-species
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Danila Blanco de Carvalho, Carlos Congrains, Samira Chahad-Ehlers, Heloisa Pinotti, Reinaldo Alves de Brito, João Aristeu da Rosa
Chagas disease is one of the main parasitic diseases found in Latin America and it is estimated that between six and seven million people are infected worldwide. Its etiologic agent, the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, is transmitted by triatomines, some of which from the genus Rhodnius. Twenty species are currently recognized in this genus, including some closely related species with low levels of morphological differentiation, such as Rhodnius montenegrensis and Rhodnius robustus. In order to investigate genetic differences between these two species, we generated large-scale RNA-sequencing data (consisting of four RNA-seq libraries) from the heads and salivary glands of males of R...
2017: PloS One
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