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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226455/the-effect-of-multiple-thin-film-coatings-of-protein-loaded-sol-gel-on-total-multi-electrode-array-thickness
#1
Matthew D McDermott, Kevin J Otto, Matthew D McDermott, Kevin J Otto, Matthew D McDermott, Kevin J Otto
Tetramethyl orthosilicate shows promise as a thin-film delivery vehicle for multi-electrode arrays for drug release and electrical performance; however, its effect upon device footprint has yet to be assessed. Using a previously established silicon wafer chip model, the thickness of one, two, and four protein doped coatings of sol-gel were analyzed via profilometry. Coating thickness was found to be 0.4μm, 1.1μm and 2.2μm on each side of the device. This addition to a native MEA is minimal when compared to other drug delivery paradigms currently associated with neural implants...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226398/dysregulation-of-interleukin-5-expression-in-familial-eosinophilia
#2
Senbagavalli Prakash Babu, Yun-Yun K Chen, Sandra Bonne-Annee, Jun Yang, Irina Maric, Timothy G Myers, Thomas B Nutman, Amy D Klion
BACKGROUND: Familial eosinophilia (FE) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by the presence of lifelong peripheral eosinophilia (>1500/μL). Mapped to chromosome 5q31-q33, the genetic cause of FE is unknown, and prior studies have failed to demonstrate a primary abnormality in the eosinophil lineage. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to identify the cells driving the eosinophilia in FE. METHODS: Microarray analysis and real-time PCR were used to examine transcriptional differences in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), and in purified cell subsets from affected and unaffected family members belonging to a single large kindred...
February 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226291/cell-free-synthetic-biology-for-environmental-sensing-and-remediation
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REVIEW
David K Karig
The fields of biosensing and bioremediation leverage the phenomenal array of sensing and metabolic capabilities offered by natural microbes. Synthetic biology provides tools for transforming these fields through complex integration of natural and novel biological components to achieve sophisticated sensing, regulation, and metabolic function. However, the majority of synthetic biology efforts are conducted in living cells, and concerns over releasing genetically modified organisms constitute a key barrier to environmental applications...
February 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225869/extremely-elevated-il-18-levels-may-help-distinguish-systemic-onset-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-from-other-febrile-diseases
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Y Xia, P Cui, Q Li, F Liang, C Li, J Yang
The aim of this research was to explore whether IL-18 can be a serological marker for the diagnosis of systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). A total of 23 sJIA patients (13 males, median age 8.2), 20 acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients, 18 patients with severe infections (SIF), 26 Kawasaki disease (KD) patients, 18 juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients, and 25 healthy control patients were selected for this study. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) were used to determine the serum concentrations of the S100A8, S100A9, and IL-6 proteins...
February 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225193/human-neural-progenitor-transplantation-rescues-behavior-and-reduces-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-a-transgenic-model-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Natalie R S Goldberg, Samuel E Marsh, Joseph Ochaba, Brandon C Shelley, Hayk Davtyan, Leslie M Thompson, Joan S Steffan, Clive N Svendsen, Mathew Blurton-Jones
Synucleinopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders sharing the common feature of misfolding and accumulation of the presynaptic protein α-synuclein (α-syn) into insoluble aggregates. Within this diverse group, Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is characterized by the aberrant accumulation of α-syn in cortical, hippocampal, and brainstem neurons, resulting in multiple cellular stressors that particularly impair dopamine and glutamate neurotransmission and related motor and cognitive function. Recent studies show that murine neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation can improve cognitive or motor function in transgenic models of Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease, and DLB...
February 22, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224212/upregulation-of-thioredoxin-1-in-activated-human-nk-cells-confers-increased-tolerance-to-oxidative-stress
#6
Kousaku Mimura, Ley-Fang Kua, Noriko Shimasaki, Kensuke Shiraishi, Shotaro Nakajima, Lim Kee Siang, Asim Shabbir, Jimmy So, Wei-Peng Yong, Koji Kono
Adoptive transfer of immune cells, such as T lymphocytes and NK cells, has potential to control cancer growth. However, this can be counteracted by immune escape mechanisms within the tumor microenvironment, including those mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we determined the levels of anti-oxidant molecules in NK cells and their capacity to overcome ROS-induced immune suppression. We investigated the effect of H2O2 on resting NK cells, IL-2-activated NK cells and NK cells expanded by coculture with the K562 leukemia cell line genetically modified to express membrane-bound IL-15 and 4-1BB ligand (K562-mb15-41BBL)...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223349/identification-of-antibody-targets-for-tuberculosis-serology-using-high-density-nucleic-acid-programmable-protein-arrays
#7
Lusheng Song, Garrick Wallstrom, Xiaobo Yu, Marika Hopper, Jennifer Van Duine, Jason Steel, Jin Park, Peter Wiktor, Peter Khan, Al Brunner, Douglas Wilson, Elizabeth R Jenny-Avital, Ji Qiu, Joshua LaBaer, D Mitchell Magee, Jacqueline M Achkar
Better and more diverse biomarkers for the development of simple point-of-care tests for active tuberculosis (TB), a clinically heterogeneous disease, are urgently needed. We generated a proteomic Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) High-Density Nucleic Acid Programmable Protein Array (HD-NAPPA) that used a novel multiplexed strategy for expedited high-throughput screening for antibody responses to the Mtb proteome. We screened sera from HIV uninfected and co-infected TB patients and controls (n = 120) from the US and South Africa (SA) using the multiplex HD-NAPPA for discovery, followed by deconvolution and validation through single protein HD-NAPPA with biologically independent samples (n=124)...
February 21, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223336/variable-daxx-gene-methylation-is-a-common-feature-of-placental-trophoblast-differentiation-preeclampsia-and-response-to-hypoxia
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Boris Novakovic, Danièle Evain-Brion, Padma Murthi, Thiery Fournier, Richard Saffery
Placental functioning relies on the appropriate differentiation of progenitor villous cytotrophoblasts (CTBs) into extravillous cytotrophoblasts (EVCTs), including invasive EVCTs, and the multinucleated syncytiotrophoblast (ST) layer. This is accompanied by a general move away from a proliferative, immature phenotype. Genome-scale expression studies have provided valuable insight into genes that are associated with the shift to both an invasive EVCT and ST phenotype, whereas genome-scale DNA methylation analysis has shown that differentiation to ST involves widespread methylation shifts, which are counteracted by low oxygen...
February 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223220/characterization-of-fc-gamma-receptor-iib-expression-within-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#9
Yi Shi, Ci-Qiu Yang, Si-Wen Wang, Wen Li, Jie Li, Shen-Ming Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate protein profiles and Fc gamma receptor IIb (FCGRIIB) expression in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) compared to the expression in normal aortas. METHODS: We performed a protein array to study the protein expression profiles within AAA and normal aortic tissues. FCGRIIB was found to be significantly elevated in AAA samples. Quantitative PCR and Western blot analyses were performed to study the expression of FCGRIIB in AAA compared to that in normal aortic tissue...
February 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222752/dendritic-cells-macrophages-nk-and-cd8-t-lymphocytes-play-pivotal-roles-in-controlling-hsv-1-in-the-trigeminal-ganglia-by-producing-il1-beta-inos-and-granzyme-b
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Natália Lucinda, Maria Marta Figueiredo, Natália Lima Pessoa, Beatriz Senra Álvares da Silva Santos, Graciela Kunrath Lima, Arthur Molinari Freitas, Alexandre Magalhães Vieira Machado, Erna Geessien Kroon, Lis Ribeiro do Valle Antonelli, Marco Antônio Campos
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) cause not only mild symptoms but also blindness and encephalitis. It was previously shown that the immune response against HSV-1 occurs mainly in the trigeminal ganglia (TG) and that Toll-like receptors 2 and 9 (TLR2/9) are important in mediating this response. It was also demonstrated that iNOS (nitric oxide synthase) and interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) play an essential role in the defense against HSV-1 infection. Importantly, the present work aimed to identify the primary cells responsible for iNOS and IL-1β production and search for other important molecules and cells that might or might not depend on TLR2/9 receptors to mediate the immune response against HSV-1...
February 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222329/inflammatory-chemokines-and-their-receptors-in-human-visceral-leishmaniasis-gene-expression-profile-in-peripheral-blood-splenic-cellular-sources-and-their-impact-on-trafficking-of-inflammatory-cells
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Neetu Singh, Shyam Sundar
Chemokines play an important role in determining cellular composition at inflammatory sites, and as such, influence disease outcome. In this study, we investigated the expression profile and splenic cellular source of various inflammatory chemokines and their receptors in human visceral leishmaniasis (VL). The expression of chemokines or their receptors was measured at the gene and protein level by employing real time qPCR and a cytometric bead array assay, respectively. In addition, the cellular source of chemokines and their receptors in the spleen was identified employing gene expression analyses in sequentially selected cell subsets...
February 18, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222108/oxidative-stress-mediated-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-phosphorylation-upregulates-p62-sqstm1-and-promotes-retinal-pigmented-epithelial-cell-survival-through-increased-autophagy
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Chunjuan Song, Sayak K Mitter, Xiaoping Qi, Eleni Beli, Haripriya V Rao, Jindong Ding, Colin S Ip, Hongmei Gu, Debra Akin, William A Dunn, Catherine Bowes Rickman, Alfred S Lewin, Maria B Grant, Michael E Boulton
p62 is a scaffolding adaptor implicated in the clearance of protein aggregates by autophagy. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can either stimulate or inhibit NFκB-mediated gene expression influencing cellular fate. We studied the effect of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-mediated oxidative stress and NFκB signaling on p62 expression in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and investigated its role in regulation of autophagy and RPE survival against oxidative damage. Cultured human RPE cell line ARPE-19 and primary human adult and fetal RPE cells were exposed to H2O2-induced oxidative stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221944/a-novel-immunoassay-test-system-for-detection-of-modified-allergen-residues-present-in-almond-cashew-coconut-hazelnut-and-soy-based-nondairy-beverages
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Jongkit Masiri, Lora Benoit, Mahzad Meshgi, Jeffrey Day, Cesar Nadala, Mansour Samadpour
A growing number of plant-based milk substitutes have become commercially available, providing an array of options for consumers with dietary restrictions. Though several of these products rival cow's milk in terms of their nutritional profiles, beverages prepared with soy and tree nuts can be a significant concern to consumers because of potential contamination with food allergens. Adding to this concern is the fact that allergen residues from plant-based beverages are modified during manufacturing, thereby decreasing the sensitivity of antibody-based detection methods...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221363/premature-primary-tooth-eruption-in-cognitive-motor-delayed-adnp-mutated-children
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I Gozes, A Van Dijck, G Hacohen-Kleiman, I Grigg, G Karmon, E Giladi, M Eger, Y Gabet, M Pasmanik-Chor, E Cappuyns, O Elpeleg, R F Kooy, S Bedrosian-Sermone
A major flaw in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) management is late diagnosis. Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) is a most frequent de novo mutated ASD-related gene. Functionally, ADNP protects nerve cells against electrical blockade. In mice, complete Adnp deficiency results in dysregulation of over 400 genes and failure to form a brain. Adnp haploinsufficiency results in cognitive and social deficiencies coupled to sex- and age-dependent deficits in the key microtubule and ion channel pathways...
February 21, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220454/the-remarkable-multivalency-of-the-hsp70-chaperones
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REVIEW
Erik R P Zuiderweg, Lawrence E Hightower, Jason E Gestwicki
Hsp70 proteins are key to maintaining intracellular protein homeostasis. To carry out this task, they employ a large number of cochaperones and adapter proteins. Here, we review what is known about the interaction between the chaperones and partners, with a strong slant toward structural biology. Hsp70s in general, and Hsc70 (HSPA8) in particular, display an amazing array of interfaces with their protein cofactors. We also review the known interactions between Hsp70s with lipids and with active compounds that may become leads toward Hsp70 modulation for treatment of a variety of diseases...
February 20, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220420/identification-of-mapk-substrates-using-quantitative-phosphoproteomics
#16
Tong Zhang, Jacqueline D Schneider, Ning Zhu, Sixue Chen
Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) under diverse biotic and abiotic factors and identification of an array of downstream MAPK target proteins are hot topics in plant signal transduction. Through interactions with a plethora of substrate proteins, MAPK cascades regulate many physiological processes in the course of plant growth, development, and response to environmental factors. Identification and quantification of potential MAPK substrates are essential, but have been technically challenging...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219947/phosphorylation-potential-of-drosophila-e-cadherin-intracellular-domain-is-essential-for-development-and-regulating-adherens-junction-biosynthetic-dynamics
#17
Yi-Jiun Chen, Juan Huang, Lynn Huang, Erin Austin, Yang Hong
E-Cadherin intracellular domain contains a highly conserved serine cluster whose phosphorylations are essential for binding to β-Catenin in vitro. In cultured cells phosphorylations of specific serine residues within the cluster are also required for regulating adherens junction (AJ) stability and dynamics. However, much less is known how such phosphorylations of E-Cadherin regulate the AJ formation and dynamics in vivo. In this report we generated an extensive array of Drosophila E-Cadherin (DE-Cad) endogenous knock-in alleles that carry mutations targeting this highly conserved serine cluster...
February 20, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219659/dementia-like-pathology-in-type-2-diabetes-a-novel-microrna-mechanism
#18
Anuradha Kalani, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Claudio Maldonado, Philip Bauer, Irving G Joshua, Suresh C Tyagi, Neetu Tyagi
Although type-2 diabetes (T2D) has been reported to increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Dementia-like pathology is attributed to the accumulation of cellular prion protein (PrP(c)) which plays a role in cognitive dysfunction. However, its involvement and regulation in diabetic dementia-like pathology is not well understood. Using T2D db/db (leptin receptor knockout) mice subjected to object recognition and Y-maze behavioral tests, we determined that short-term memory was compromised and that the mice displayed abrupt spontaneous behaviour compared to db/m control mice...
February 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219204/-correlation-between-expression-of-long-non-coding-rna-zxf1-and-prognosis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-its-potential-molecular-mechanism
#19
G F Pan, X F Zhou, J P Zhao
Objective: To investigate the correlation between expression of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) ZXF1 and clinicopathological characteristics, as well as prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma; and to explore its potential molecular mechanism. Methods: A total of 83 lung adenocarcinoma tissue samples and 83 paracancerous lung tissue samples from lung adenocarcinoma patients were collected. The mRNA expression of ZXF1 in the tumors and the corresponding adjacent non-tumor tissues were determined by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218726/biomarkers-in-pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia
#20
REVIEW
Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses, or a combination of these infectious agents. The severity of the clinical manifestations of CAP varies significantly. Consequently, both the differentiation of viral from bacterial CAP cases and the accurate assessment and prediction of disease severity are critical for effectively managing individuals with CAP. To solve questionable cases, several biomarkers indicating the etiology and severity of CAP have been studied...
February 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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