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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050435/immune-enhancing-activity-of-phosvitin-by-stimulating-the-production-of-pro-inflammatory-mediator
#1
J H Lee, S H Moon, H S Kim, E Park, D U Ahn, H D Paik
Egg yolk phosvitin is one of the most phosphorylated proteins in nature, and the extraordinarily high concentration of phosphate groups in its structure provides a strong metal-binding ability. Phosvitin is known to possess various functional activities, including metal-chelating, antioxidant, emulsifying, antimicrobial, and cytotoxic activities. However, little is known about the immune-enhancing activity of phosvitin. The objective of this study was to evaluate the immune-enhancing activity of phosvitin in murine RAW 264...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050416/feeding-broiler-breeders-a-reduced-balanced-protein-diet-during-the-rearing-and-laying-period-impairs-reproductive-performance-but-enhances-broiler-offspring-performance
#2
J Lesuisse, C Li, S Schallier, J Leblois, N Everaert, J Buyse
Mammalian studies have shown that nutritional constraints during the perinatal period are able to program the progeny (metabolism, performance). The presented research aimed to investigate if broiler breeders and their offspring performance could be influenced by reducing the dietary crude protein (CP) level with 25%. A total of 160 day-old pure line A breeder females were randomly divided over 2 dietary treatments. The control group was fed commercial diets, whereas the reduced balanced protein (RP) breeders received an isoenergetic diet that was decreased with 25% in dietary CP and amino acid during their entire lifespan...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050399/diagnostic-criteria-for-chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-clippers
#3
W Oliver Tobin, Yong Guo, Karl N Krecke, Joseph E Parisi, Claudia F Lucchinetti, Sean J Pittock, Jay Mandrekar, Divyanshu Dubey, Jan Debruyne, B Mark Keegan
Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is a central nervous system inflammatory syndrome predominantly affecting the brainstem, cerebellum, and spinal cord. Following its initial description, the salient features of CLIPPERS have been confirmed and expanded upon, but the lack of formalized diagnostic criteria has led to reports of patients with dissimilar features purported to have CLIPPERS. We evaluated clinical, radiological and pathological features of patients referred for suspected CLIPPERS and propose diagnostic criteria to discriminate CLIPPERS from non-CLIPPERS aetiologies...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050393/distinct-processing-of-ambiguous-speech-in-people-with-non-clinical-auditory-verbal-hallucinations
#4
Ben Alderson-Day, César F Lima, Samuel Evans, Saloni Krishnan, Pradheep Shanmugalingam, Charles Fernyhough, Sophie K Scott
Auditory verbal hallucinations (hearing voices) are typically associated with psychosis, but a minority of the general population also experience them frequently and without distress. Such 'non-clinical' experiences offer a rare and unique opportunity to study hallucinations apart from confounding clinical factors, thus allowing for the identification of symptom-specific mechanisms. Recent theories propose that hallucinations result from an imbalance of prior expectation and sensory information, but whether such an imbalance also influences auditory-perceptual processes remains unknown...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050354/phase-i-study-of-nivolumab-combined-with-ifn-%C3%AE-for-patients-with-advanced-melanoma
#5
Taku Fujimura, Takanori Hidaka, Yumi Kambayashi, Sadanori Furudate, Aya Kakizaki, Hisayuki Tono, Akira Tsukada, Takahiro Haga, Akira Hashimoto, Ryo Morimoto, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Tadao Takano, Setsuya Aiba
The efficacy of nivolumab is greater than that of other anti-melanoma drugs, so nivolumab-based combined therapies that enhance anti-tumor immune responses in patients with metastatic melanoma are of great interest to dermato-oncologists. As we have previously reported, IFN-β enhances the anti-tumor immune response of anti-PD-1 antibodies against B16F10 melanoma in vivo. To explore the potential of this property of IFN-β as part of a combination therapy for the treatment of metastatic melanoma patients, we performed a phase 1 trial, using a traditional rule-based 3 + 3 design, on patients with advanced melanoma...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050345/differential-diagnosis-of-hemangiomas-from-spinal-osteolytic-metastases-using-3-0-t-mri-comparison-of-t1-weighted-imaging-chemical-shift-imaging-diffusion-weighted-and-contrast-enhanced-imaging
#6
Yan-Jie Shi, Xiao-Ting Li, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Yu-Liang Liu, Lei Tang, Ying-Shi Sun
The retrospective study investigated accuracy of quantitative evaluation of T1-weighted imaging (T1WI) with and without fat suppression (FS), chemical-shift, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and enhanced imaging at 3.0 T MRI for distinguishing spinal hemangiomas from metastases. 27 patients with 33 spinal hemangiomas (15 atypical hemangiomas) and 26 patients with 71 metastases were recruited. T1WI, FS T1WI, in- and out-phase, DWI and enhanced T1WI were acquired. Signal intensities (SIs) of lesions were obtained...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050342/role-of-the-cyp3a4-mediated-11-12-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-pathway-in-the-development-of-tamoxifen-resistant-breast-cancer
#7
Nguyen Thi Thuy Phuong, Ji Won Kim, Jung-Ae Kim, Jang Su Jeon, Ji-Yoon Lee, Wen Jun Xu, Jin Won Yang, Sang Kyum Kim, Keon Wook Kang
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) production via cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenases closely correlates with the progression of breast cancer. However, its role in the development of chemoresistant breast cancers has yet to be elucidated. Here, we found that CYP3A4 expression and its epoxy-product, 11,12-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (11,12-EET) was enhanced in tamoxifen (TAM)-resistant MCF-7 (TAMR-MCF-7) breast cancer cells compared to control MCF-7 cells. Treatment of TAMR-MCF-7 cells with ketoconazole and azamulin (selective CYP3A4 inhibitors) or 14,15-epoxyeicosa-5(Z)-enoic acid (14,15-EEZE, an EET antagonist) inhibited cellular proliferation and recovered the sensitivity to 4-hydroxytamoxifen...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050339/aberrant-expression-of-oatp1b3-in-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases-and-its-clinical-implication-on-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri
#8
Seung Hyun Park, Honsoul Kim, Eun Kyung Kim, Hogeun Kim, Dong Kyu Choi, Yong Eun Chung, Myeong-Jin Kim, Jin-Young Choi
PURPOSE: To investigate the factors associated with hepatobiliary phase (HBP) enhancement at gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to determine whether HBP images could be used to predict prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CRLM). RESULTS: Of the 96 total nodules, 65 and 31 nodules were in the mixed and clearly hypointense groups, respectively. In the 55 nodules without preoperative chemotherapy, organic anionic transporting polypeptide 1B3 (OATP1B3) expression was a significant factor regarding the HBP enhancement (P=0...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050334/detection-of-active-proteasome-structures-in-brain-extracts-proteasome-features-of-august-rat-brain-with-violations-in-monoamine-metabolism
#9
Pavel A Erokhov, Yulia V Lyupina, Alexandra S Radchenko, Anna A Kolacheva, Yulia O Nikishina, Natalia P Sharova
The aim of this work was to detect changes in proteasome pools of brain parts of August rats with monoamine metabolism violations in comparison with that of control Wistar rats. To reveal active proteasome structures, a method of native electrophoresis for the analysis of crude tissue fractions was developed. By means of this method and following Western blotting, the most pronounced changes in reorganization of proteasome structures were detected in proteasome pool of the brain cortex of August rats. Main findings are the enhanced expression of immune proteasome subtypes containing proteolytic subunit LMP2 and activator PA28αβ as well as immune proteasome subtypes containing proteolytic subunit LMP7 and activator PA700 and simultaneously decreased expression of subtypes with subunit LMP2 and activator PA700 in the brain cortex of August rats compared to that of Wistar rats...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050329/differentiation-between-high-and-low-grade-urothelial-carcinomas-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
#10
Qiuyang Li, Jie Tang, Enhui He, Yanmi Li, Yun Zhou, Baojun Wang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in the differentiation of high and low grade urothelial carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 192 with 192 bladder lesions, including 110 high grade urothelial carcinoma and 82 low grade urothelial carcinoma were examined by CEUS. Among 192 tumors, enhancement patterns of 96 tumors between August 2010 and December 2012 were analyzed retrospectively. Then from January 2013 to April 2015, compared with CEUS was performed on 96 tumors for prospective differential diagnosis...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050305/calyxin-y-sensitizes-cisplatin-sensitive-and-resistant-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-to-cisplatin-through-apoptotic-and-autophagic-cell-death-via-scf-%C3%AE-trcp-mediated-eef2k-degradation
#11
Chao Zhang, Jian-Li Lei, Hao Zhang, Yuan-Zheng Xia, Pei Yu, Lei Yang, Ling-Yi Kong
The down-regulation of eukaryotic elongation factor-2 kinase (eEF2K) is associated with an enhancement in the sensitivity of malignant cells to chemotherapeutic agents. In this study, we found that the silencing of eEF2K enhanced cisplatin (CDDP)-induced cytotoxicity in CDDP-sensitive (HepG2) and resistant (HepG2/CDDP) cells. Calyxin Y, a unique chalcone diarylheptanoid adduct, down-regulated eEF2K by promoting Skp1-Cul1-F-box protein (SCF) β-transducin repeat-containing protein (βTrCP)-mediated protein degradation and synergistically enhanced the cytotoxicity of CDDP...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050300/tfcp2-activates-beta-catenin-tcf-signaling-in-the-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer
#12
Dai Yuedi, Cai Yuankun, Zhao Jiaying, Liu Han, Wang Yueqi, Liu Houbao, Zhang Dexiang
Aberrant activation of beta-catenin/TCF (T-cell factor) signaling is frequently observed in the pancreatic cancer. However, the regulation of nuclear beta-catenin/TCF transcription machinery remains largely unknown. In this study, TFCP2 (transcriptional factor CP2) expression in pancreatic cancer was detected by qPCR, immunohistochemistry and western blot. Western blot, colony formation assay, migration and invasion experiment were performed to investigate the effects of TFCP2 on the growth and migration of pancreatic cancer cells...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050289/acrolein-induces-mtdna-damages-mitochondrial-fission-and-mitophagy-in-human-lung-cells
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Hsiang-Tsui Wang, Jing-Heng Lin, Chun-Hsiang Yang, Chun-Hao Haung, Ching-Wen Weng, Anya Maan-Yuh Lin, Yu-Li Lo, Wei-Shen Chen, Moon-Shong Tang
Acrolein (Acr), a highly reactive unsaturated aldehyde, can cause various lung diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer. We have found that Acr can damage not only genomic DNA but also DNA repair proteins causing repair dysfunction and enhancing cells' mutational susceptibility. While these effects may account for Acr lung carcinogenicity, the mechanisms by which Acr induces lung diseases other than cancer are unclear. In this study, we found that Acr induces damages in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), inhibits mitochondrial bioenergetics, and alters mtDNA copy number in human lung epithelial cells and fibroblasts...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050288/the-protective-effects-of-polysaccharide-of-atractylodes-macrocephala-koidz-pamk-on-the-chicken-spleen-under-heat-stress-via-antagonizing-apoptosis-and-restoring-the-immune-function
#14
Danning Xu, Bingxin Li, Nan Cao, Wanyan Li, Yunbo Tian, Yunmao Huang
Heat stress can cause immune organ dysfunction and apoptosis. Polysaccharide of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz may have protective effects on immune organs. In this study, we established chicken models of Polysaccharide of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz-heat stress interaction and detected the oxidative index, activities of mitochondrial complexes and ATPases as well as the ultrastructure in chicken spleens. Expression levels of cytokines, mitochondrial dynamics- and apoptosis-related genes were also measured...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050282/effective-antitumor-peptide-vaccines-can-induce-severe-autoimmune-pathology
#15
Hussein Sultan, Jimena Trillo-Tinoco, Paulo Rodriguez, Esteban Celis
Immunotherapy has shown a tremendous success in treating cancer. Unfortunately, this success is frequently associated with severe autoimmune pathology. In this study, we used the transgenic RIP-gp mouse model to assess the antitumor therapeutic benefit of peptide vaccination while evaluating the possible associated autoimmune pathology. We report that palmitoylated gp33-41 peptide and poly-IC adjuvant vaccine (BiVax) generated ∼ 5-10 % of antigen specific T cell responses in wild type and supposedly immune tolerant RIP-gp mice...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050279/ssecks-akap12-scaffolding-functions-suppress-b16f10-induced-peritoneal-metastasis-by-attenuating-cxcl9-10-secretion-by-resident-fibroblasts
#16
Masashi Muramatsu, Lingqiu Gao, Jennifer Peresie, Benjamin Balderman, Shin Akakura, Irwin H Gelman
SSeCKS/Gravin/AKAP12 (SSeCKS) is a kinase scaffolding protein known to suppress metastasis by attenuating tumor-intrinsic PKC- and Src-mediated signaling pathways [1]. In addition to downregulation in metastatic cells, in silico analyses identified SSeCKS downregulation in prostate or breast cancer-derived stroma, suggesting a microenvironmental cell role in controlling malignancy. Although orthotopic B16F10 and SM1WT1[Braf(V600E)] mouse melanoma tumors grew similarly in syngeneic WT or SSeCKS-null (KO) mice, KO hosts exhibited 5- to 10-fold higher levels of peritoneal metastasis, and this enhancement could be adoptively transferred by pre-injecting naïve WT mice with peritoneal fluid (PF), but not non-adherent peritoneal cells (PC), from naïve KO mice...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050273/tgf%C3%AE-induced-factor-homeobox-1-promotes-colorectal-cancer-development-through-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#17
Ji-Lian Wang, Zhen Qi, Ye-Hua Li, Hong-Mei Zhao, Ye-Guang Chen, Wei Fu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers, but the mechanisms underlying its initiation and progression are largely unknown. TGIF1 (TGFB induced factor homeobox 1) is a transcriptional corepressor that belongs to the three-amino acid loop extension (TALE) superclass of atypical homeodomains. It has been reported that TGIF1 is highly expressed in mammary cancer and non-small cell lung cancer and can enhance tumor progression. However, the role of TGIF1 in colorectal cancer remains unknown. Here, we report that TGIF1 is significantly upregulated in colorectal cancers, and its high expression predicts poor prognosis...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050265/reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-phosphorylation-of-the-liver-kinase-b1-amp-activated-protein-kinase-acetyl-coa-carboxylase-signaling-is-critically-involved-in-apoptotic-effect-of-lambertianic-acid-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#18
Arong Jeong, Ju-Ha Kim, Hyo-Jung Lee, Sung-Hoon Kim
Though lambertianic acid (LA) is reported to have hypolipidemic activity in liver, its underlying anticancer mechanism is poorly understood so far. Thus, in the present study, apoptotic mechanism of LA was elucidated in HepG2 and SK-Hep1 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Here LA increased cytotoxicity, sub-G1 population and Annexin V/PI positive cells in two HCC cells. Also, LA cleaved caspase-3 and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), activated phosphorylation of liver kinase B1 (LKB1)/AMP activated protein kinase (AMPK)/ acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) pathway and also suppressed antiapoptotic proteins such as phosphorylation of Akt/ mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and the expression of B cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2)/ B-cell lymphoma-extra large (Bcl-xL) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in two HCC cells...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050264/the-microrna-expression-signature-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-by-rna-sequencing-anti-tumour-functions-of-the-microrna-216-cluster
#19
Keiichi Yonemori, Naohiko Seki, Tetsuya Idichi, Hiroshi Kurahara, Yusaku Osako, Keiichi Koshizuka, Takayuki Arai, Atsushi Okato, Yoshiaki Kita, Takaaki Arigami, Yuko Mataki, Yuko Kijima, Kosei Maemura, Shoji Natsugoe
We analysed the RNA sequence-based microRNA (miRNA) signature of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Aberrantly expressed miRNAs were successfully identified in this signature. Using the PDAC signature, we focused on 4 clustered miRNAs, miR-216a-5p, miR-216a-3p, miR-216b-5p and miR-216b-3p on human chromosome 2p16.1. All members of the miR-216 cluster were significantly reduced in PDAC specimens. Ectopic expression of these miRNAs suppressed cancer cell aggressiveness, suggesting miR-216 cluster as anti-tumour miRNAs in PDAC cells...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050259/characterization-of-the-subcellular-localization-of-epstein-barr-virus-encoded-proteins-in-live-cells
#20
Mingsheng Cai, Zongmin Liao, Tao Chen, Ping Wang, Xingmei Zou, Yuanfang Wang, Zuo Xu, Si Jiang, Jinlu Huang, Daixiong Chen, Tao Peng, Gengde Hong, Meili Li
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the pathogenic factor of numerous human tumors, yet certain of its encoded proteins have not been studied. As a first step for functional identification, we presented the construction of a library of expression constructs for most of the EBV encoded proteins and an explicit subcellular localization map of 81 proteins encoded by EBV in mammalian cells. Viral open reading frames were fused with enhanced yellow fluorescent protein (EYFP) tag in eukaryotic expression plasmid then expressed in COS-7 live cells, and protein localizations were observed by fluorescence microscopy...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
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