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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156753/candidate-tumor-suppressor-znf154-suppresses-invasion-and-metastasis-in-npc-by-inhibiting-the-emt-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling
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Ying Hu, Min-Fang Qi, Qian-Lan Xu, Xiang-Yun Kong, Rui Cai, Qiu-Qiu Chen, Hua-Ying Tang, Wei Jiang
Background: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is especially prevalent in southeast Asia and southern China, but its molecular mechanisms remain poorly characterized. DNA methylation is associated with initiation and progression of tumors, including NPC. Through a genome-wide DNA methylation screening approach, we discovered ZNF154, but its methylation status and roles in NPC have not been investigated. Methods: The methylation status of ZNF154 in NPC was detected with Methylation specific-PCR (MSP) and Quantitative Sequenom MassARRAY...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156626/surface-plasmon-resonance-sensing-of-biorecognition-interactions-within-the-tumor-suppressor-p53-network
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Ilaria Moscetti, Salvatore Cannistraro, Anna Rita Bizzarri
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) is a powerful technique to study the kinetics of biomolecules undergoing biorecognition processes, particularly suited for protein-protein interactions of biomedical interest. The potentiality of SPR was exploited to sense the interactions occurring within the network of the tumor suppressor p53, which is crucial for maintaining genome integrity and whose function is inactivated, mainly by down regulation or by mutation, in the majority of human tumors. This study includes p53 down-regulators, p53 mutants and also the p53 family members, p63 and p73, which could vicariate p53 protective function...
November 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156593/site-directed-mutagenesis-of-the-fibronectin-domains-in-insulin-receptor-related-receptor
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Igor E Deyev, Natalia A Chachina, Egor S Zhevlenev, Alexander G Petrenko
The orphan insulin receptor-related receptor (IRR), in contrast to its close homologs, the insulin receptor (IR) and insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-IR) can be activated by mildly alkaline extracellular medium. We have previously demonstrated that IRR activation is defined by its extracellular region, involves multiple domains, and shows positive cooperativity with two synergistic sites. By the analyses of point mutants and chimeras of IRR with IR in, we now address the role of the fibronectin type III (FnIII) repeats in the IRR pH-sensing...
November 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156489/an-adherent-mucus-layer-attenuates-the-genotoxic-effect-of-colibactin
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Christian Reuter, Mona Alzheimer, Heike Walles, Tobias A Oelschlaeger
The human gastrointestinal tract is a complex ecosystem in which epithelial cells and microorganisms of the intestinal microbiota live in symbiosis. Certain members of the microbiota, in particular Escherichia coli strains of the B2 phylotype, carry the polyketide synthase (pks)-island encoding the genotoxin colibactin. Colibactin is a non-ribosomal peptide (NRP) or polyketide (PK)-NRP hybrid of still unsolved structure, which induces DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) in eukaryotic cells. However, direct contact between live bacteria and host cell is required in order to elicit these genotoxic effects...
November 20, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156416/the-natural-context-of-wellbeing-ecological-momentary-assessment-of-the-influence-of-nature-and-daylight-on-affect-and-stress-for-individuals-with-depression-levels-varying-from-none-to-clinical
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Femke Beute, Yvonne A W de Kort
This paper explores how everyday encounters with two natural phenomena -natural elements and daylight- influence affect and stress levels for people differing in mental health. Nature and daylight exposure both have well-documented beneficial effects on mental health and affect but to what extent their exposure has beneficial effects in daily life is currently under investigated, as is the question whether lower mental health would make one more, or instead, less responsive. To this end, an ecological momentary assessment protocol was employed for a period of 6 days...
November 17, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156346/abcg2-mediated-suppression-of-chlorin-e6-accumulation-and-photodynamic-therapy-efficiency-in-glioblastoma-cell-lines-can-be-reversed-by-ko143
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Sara A Abdel Gaber, Patricia Müller, Wolfgang Zimmermann, Dirk Hüttenberger, Rainer Wittig, Mahmoud H Abdel Kader, Herbert Stepp
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of malignant brain tumors is a promising adjunct to standard treatment, especially if tumor stem cells thought to be responsible for tumor progression and therapy resistance were also susceptible to this kind of treatment. However, some photosensitizers have been reported to be substrates of ABCG2, one of the membrane transporters mediating resistance to chemotherapy. Here we investigate, whether inhibition of ABCG2 can restore sensitivity to photosensitizer chlorin e6-mediated PDT...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156308/modulatory-effects-of-green-tea-extract-against-the-hepatotoxic-effects-of-4-nonylphenol-in-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
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A H Sayed, Hamdy A M Soliman
The antioxidant role of the green tea (Camellia sinensis) extract (GTE) was examined to remedy the toxic effects of (0.2mgl(-1)) 4-nonylphenol(4-NP). Biochemical parameters, antioxidant enzymes, liver lipid peroxidation (LPO), DNA fragmentation, and apoptosis as well as histopathology of liver of African catfish Clarias gariepinus were considered. Catfishes were divided into four groups: first group (control), second group (0.2mgl(-1) of 4-NP), third group (0.2mgl(-1)of 4-NP +100mg GTE l(-1)water), and fourth group (0...
November 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156271/fresh-and-composted-industrial-sludge-restore-soil-functions-in-surface-soil-of-degraded-agricultural-land
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Muhammad Saleem Arif, Muhammad Riaz, Sher Muhammad Shahzad, Tahira Yasmeen, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Siddique, Muhammad Salman Mubarik, Luca Bragazza, Alexandre Buttler
A field study was conducted to test the potential of 5-year consecutive application of fresh industrial sludge (FIS) and composted industrial sludge (CIS) to restore soil functions at surface (0-15cm) and subsurface (15-30cm) of the degraded agricultural land. Sludge amendments increased soil fertility parameters including total organic carbon (TOC), soil available nitrogen (SAN), soil available phosphorus (SAP) and soil available potassium (SAK) at 0-15cm depth. Soil enzyme activities i.e. dehydrogenase (DHA), β-glucosidase (BGA) and alkaline phosphatase (ALp) were significantly enhanced by FIS and CIS amendments in surface soil...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156143/identification-of-nuclear-localization-signals-in-the-human-homeoprotein-msx1
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Akio Shibata, Junichiro Machida, Seishi Yamaguchi, Masashi Kimura, Tadashi Tatematsu, Hitoshi Miyachi, Atsuo Nakayama, Kazuo Shimozato, Yoshihito Tokita
MSX1 is one of the homeoproteins with the homeodomain (HD) sequence, which regulates proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal cells. In this study, we investigated the nuclear localization signal (NLS) in the MSX1 HD by deletion and amino acid substitution analyses. The web-based tool NLStradamus predicted two putative basic motifs in the N- and C-termini of the MSX1 HD. Green fluorescent protein (GFP) chimera studies revealed that NLS1 (<sub>161</sub>RKHKTNRKPR<sub>170</sub>) and NLS2 (<sub>216</sub>NRRAKAKR<sub>223</sub>) were independently insufficient for robust nuclear localization...
November 20, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156133/harnessing-sphingosine-1-phosphate-signaling-and-nanotopographical-cues-to-regulate-skeletal-muscle-maturation-and-vascularization
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Jonathan Hung Tsui, Kajohnkiart Janebodin, Nicholas Ieronimakis, David Michael Patrick Yama, Hee Seok Yang, Rakchanok Chavanachat, Aislinn L Hays, Haeshin Lee, Morayma Reyes, Deok-Ho Kim
Despite possessing substantial regenerative capacity, skeletal muscle can suffer from loss of function due to catastrophic traumatic injury or degenerative disease. In such cases, engineered tissue grafts hold the potential to restore function and improve patient quality of life. Requirements for successful integration of engineered tissue grafts with the host musculature include cell alignment that mimics host tissue architecture and directional functionality, as well as vascularization to ensure tissue survival...
November 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156108/optimizing-quality-of-dental-carving-by-preclinical-dental-students-through-anatomy-theory-reinforcement
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Renato A de Azevedo, Marcos B Correa, Marcos A Torriani, Rafael G Lund
Knowledge of dental anatomy is of great importance in the practice of dentistry, especially in oral rehabilitation, because without this knowledge, professional practice is not possible. Dental carving plays a major role in training dental students as it develops their manual dexterity. This randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the influence of didactic-theoretical reinforcement on the theoretical and practical knowledge of dental anatomy of preclinical students by examining the quality of the anatomical restorations performed by these students before and after a didactic-theoretical reinforcement...
November 20, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156095/multiple-role-of-3-mercaptopyruvate-sulfurtransferase-antioxidative-function-h2-s-and-polysulfide-production-and-possible-sox-production
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REVIEW
Noriyuki Nagahara
Rat 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (MST, [EC 2.8.1.2]) is a 32,808-Da simple protein. Cys(247) is a catalytic site, and Cys(154) and Cys(263) are on the enzyme surface. MST is found in all tissues, particularly in the kidneys, although activity localization differs in each tissue. In this review, four functions of MST are reviewed. 1) Antioxidative function: Cys(247) is redox-sensitive and serves as a redox-sensing switch. It is oxidized to cysteine sulfenate, which has a low redox potential, upon which the enzyme is inactivated...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156072/clinical-and-radiologic-outcomes-of-metatarsophalangeal-hemiarthroplasty-a-review-of-12-consecutive-cases
#13
Florian Wanivenhaus, Jacqueline Fust, Matthias Erschbamer, Andreas Schirm
This study examined function, pain, satisfaction, and radiologic outcomes among patients treated with first metatarsophalangeal hemiarthroplasty. Patients were invited to participate in an outcome study conducted with questionnaires on subjective and objective outcomes and clinical and radiographic follow-up. A total of 12 patients (12 feet; mean patient age, 58.8±12.3 years) agreed to participate. Mean follow-up was 22.3±19.8 months. Of these patients, 7 were satisfied with the postoperative result. The mean visual analog scale pain score decreased significantly from 7...
November 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156052/primary-adrenal-insufficiency-managing-mineralocorticoid-replacement-therapy
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Daniela Esposito, Daniela Pasquali, Gudmundur Johannsson
Context: Mineralocorticoid (MC) replacement therapy in patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) was introduced more than 60 years ago. Still, there are limited data on how MC substitution should be optimized, since MC dosing regimens have only been systematically investigated in a few studies. We review the management of current standard MC replacement therapy in PAI and its plausible impact on outcome. Evidence Acquisition: Using PubMed, we conducted a systematic review of the literature from 1939 to 2017, with the following keywords: 'adrenal insufficiency', 'mineralocorticoid deficiency', 'aldosterone', 'cardiovascular disease', 'hypertension', and 'heart failure'...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156047/immunopathogenesis-of-hepatitis-b-virus
#15
Tai-Chung Tseng, Li-Rung Huang
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global public health issue. There are >250 million people chronically infected with HBV, and these chronic carriers are at high risk of developing end-stage liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma. Patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) usually acquire the virus perinatally, while most patients infected during adulthood develop acute hepatitis B (AHB), which usually results in viral clearance. HBV infection is noncytopathic, and liver injury is mostly contributed by host immune responses...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156015/european-prospective-multicentre-study-of-hybrid-thoracoscopic-and-transcatheter-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-the-historic-af-trial
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Claudio Muneretto, Gianluigi Bisleri, Fabrizio Rosati, Ralf Krakor, Laura Giroletti, Lorenzo Di Bacco, Alberto Repossini, Massimo Moltrasio, Antonio Curnis, Claudio Tondo, Gianluca Polvani
OBJECTIVES: The HISTORIC-AF trial is a prospective, multicentre, single-arm study designed to evaluate the outcomes of a staged endoscopic and transcatheter ablation in patients with stand-alone, persistent or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: From 2012 to 2015, 100 consecutive patients were enrolled and underwent thoracoscopic left atrial epicardial isolation ('box lesion') followed by transcatheter ablation in case of AF recurrency. The safety end point was the composite outcome of freedom from major adverse events at 30-days, while efficacy end points were: (i) primary: freedom from AF and stable sinus rhythm following isolated thoracospic ablation >60% and (ii) secondary: freedom from AF and stable sinus rhythm >80% following hybrid ablation (as per HRS criteria)...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155985/a-systematic-review-the-management-and-outcomes-of-ileal-pouch-strictures
#17
Jonathan P Segal, Guy Worley, Samuel O Adegbola, Kapil Sahnan, Philip Tozer, Phillip F C Lung, Omar D Faiz, Susan K Clark, Ailsa L Hart
Background: Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis removes the diseased tissue in ulcerative colitis but also allows gastrointestinal continuity and stoma-free living. Pouch strictures are a complication with a reported incidence of 5-38%. The three areas where pouch strictures occur are in the pouch inlet, mid-pouch and pouch-anal anastomosis. Aim: To undertake a systematic review of the literature and to identify management strategies available for pouch-anal, mid-pouch and pre-pouch ileal strictures and their outcomes...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155887/effects-of-an-a%C3%AE-antibody-fragment-on-a%C3%AE-aggregation-and-astrocytic-uptake-are-modulated-by-apolipoprotein-e-and-j-mimetic-peptides
#18
Laia Montoliu-Gaya, Sandra D Mulder, Robert Veerhuis, Sandra Villegas
Aβ-Immunotherapy has long been studied in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but not how other molecules involved in the disease can affect antibody performance. We previously designed an antibody fragment, scFv-h3D6, and showed that it precludes Aβ-induced cytotoxicity by withdrawing Aβ oligomers from the amyloid pathway towards a non-toxic, worm-like pathway. ScFv-h3D6 was effective at the behavioral, cellular, and molecular levels in the 3xTg-AD mouse model. Because scFv-h3D6 treatment restored apolipoprotein E (apoE) and J (apoJ) concentrations to non-pathological values, and Aβ internalization by glial cells was found to be decreased in the presence of these apolipoproteins, we now aimed to test the influence of scFv-h3D6 on Aβ aggregation and cellular uptake by primary human astrocytes in the presence of therapeutic apoE and apoJ mimetic peptides (MPs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155844/hypoxia-and-hypoxia-inducible-factor-hif-downregulate-antigen-presenting-mhc-class-i-molecules-limiting-tumor-cell-recognition-by-t-cells
#19
Shalini Sethumadhavan, Murillo Silva, Phaethon Philbrook, Thao Nguyen, Stephen M Hatfield, Akio Ohta, Michail V Sitkovsky
Human cancers are known to downregulate Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class I expression thereby escaping recognition and rejection by anti-tumor T cells. Here we report that oxygen tension in the tumor microenvironment (TME) serves as an extrinsic cue that regulates antigen presentation by MHC class I molecules. In support of this view, hypoxia is shown to negatively regulate MHC expression in a HIF-dependent manner as evidenced by (i) lower MHC expression in the hypoxic TME in vivo and in hypoxic 3-dimensional (3D) but not 2-dimensional (2D) tumor cell cultures in vitro; (ii) decreased MHC in human renal cell carcinomas with constitutive expression of HIF due to genetic loss of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) function as compared with isogenically paired cells with restored VHL function, and iii) increased MHC in tumor cells with siRNA-mediated knockdown of HIF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155842/posterior-column-acetabular-fracture-fixation-using-a-w-shaped-angular-plate-a-biomechanical-analysis
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Ke Su, Song Liu, Tao Wu, Yingchao Yin, Ruipeng Zhang, Shilun Li, Yingze Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the stability and feasibility of four fixation constructs in a posterior column acetabular fracture: one reconstruction plate, one reconstruction plate and lag screw, two reconstruction plates, and a W-shaped acetabular angular plate. METHODS: Twenty embalmed cadaveric pelvises with a posterior column acetabular fractures were allocated to one of four groups: 1) a reconstruction plate, 2) a reconstruction plate with a posterior column lag screw, 3) double reconstruction plates, and 4) a W-shaped acetabular angular plate...
2017: PloS One
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