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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926784/synthesis-of-thiobarbituric-acid-derivatives-in-vitro-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibition-and-molecular-docking-studies
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Assem Barakat, M Ali, Abdullah Mohammed Al-Majid, Sammer Yousuf, M Iqbal Choudhary, Ruqaiya Khalil, Zaheer Ul-Haq
Synthesis, structure, and evaluation of in vitro α-glucosidase enzyme inhibition of a new class of diethylammonium salts of aryl substituted thiobarbituric acid is described. This protocol is straight, environmentally benign and efficient, involving Aldol-Michael addition reaction in one pot fashion. The 3D chemical structures of the synthesized compounds were assigned based on spectroscopic methods and X-ray single crystal diffraction analyses. All synthesized compounds 3a-3n were evaluated for their in vitro α-glucosidase enzyme inhibitory activity, whereas acarbose was used as the standard drug (IC50=840±1...
September 12, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926619/liver-x-receptor-activation-promotes-differentiation-of-regulatory-t-cells
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Martin Herold, Johanna Breuer, Stephanie Hucke, Percy Knolle, Nicholas Schwab, Heinz Wiendl, Luisa Klotz
The nuclear receptor Liver X Receptor (LXR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that has been implicated in control of chronic inflammation by downregulating pro-inflammatory T cell responses. An impaired function of regulatory T cells, a subset of CD4+ T cells with a crucial role in maintaining lymphocytes homeostasis and immune regulation, is frequently observed in chronic inflammatory diseases. We observed that pharmacological activation of LXR in T cells not only resulted in a thorough suppression of Th1 and Th17 polarization in vitro, but also significantly induced regulatory T cells (Treg) cell differentiation in a receptor-specific fashion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926566/guidelines-for-the-management-of-a-brain-death-donor-in-the-rhesus-macaque-a-translational-transplant-model
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Tiffany J Zens, Juan S Danobeitia, Peter J Chlebeck, Laura J Zitur, Scott Odorico, Kevin Brunner, Jennifer Coonen, Saverio Capuano, Anthony M D'Alessandro, Kristina Matkowskyj, Weixiong Zhong, Jose Torrealba, Luis Fernandez
INTRODUCTION: The development of a translatable brain death animal model has significant potential to advance not only transplant research, but also the understanding of the pathophysiologic changes that occur in brain death and severe traumatic brain injury. The aim of this paper is to describe a rhesus macaque model of brain death designed to simulate the average time and medical management described in the human literature. METHODS: Following approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, a brain death model was developed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926127/recall-features-and-allorecognition-in-innate-immunity
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REVIEW
Hirofumi Uehara, Koichiro Minami, Markus Quante, Yeqi Nian, Timm Heinbokel, Haruhito Azuma, Abdala El Khal, Stefan G Tullius
Alloimmunity traditionally distinguishes short-lived, rapid and non-specific innate immune responses from adaptive immune responses that are characterized by a highly specific response initiated in a delayed fashion. Key players of innate immunity such as natural killer (NK) cells and macrophages present the first-line defense of immunity. The concept of unspecific responses in innate immunity has recently been challenged. The discovery of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) has demonstrated that innate immune cells respond in a semi-specific fashion through the recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) representing conserved molecular structures shared by large groups of microorganisms...
September 19, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926069/rna-directed-off-on-switch-of-rnase-h-activity-using-boronic-ester-formation
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Maëva Reverte, Ivan Barvik, Jean-Jacques Vasseur, Michael Smietana
RNase H is a non-specific endonuclease which degrades selectively the RNA strand in DNA/RNA duplexes. We demonstrate in the present study that 5'-boronic acid modified oligonucleotides hybridized to a RNA target sequence converts RNase H to an inactivated enzyme complex. The dynamic formation of a boronate ester upon addition of a diol moiety disrupts the enzyme-inhibitor complex and reactivates RNase H. Moreover, we show that reactivation of RNase H function can also be engineered through short RNA trimers inputs that fashion RNase H from a non-specific DNA-guided enzyme into an informational and programmable RNA-guided one...
September 19, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925691/core-shell-mn7%C3%A2-mn-cd-12-assembled-from-core-mn7-disc
#6
Ling-Yu Guo, Hai-Feng Su, Mohamedally Kurmoo, Chen-Ho Tung, Di Sun, Lan-Sun Zheng
Post-synthetic decoration of the Mn7, {MnIII⊆MnII6}, core with CdII in the outer shell to form the next generation Mn13Cd6, {MnIII⊆MnIII3MnII3⊆ MnII6CdII6}, core-shell disc was achieved and confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The formation of Mn13Cd6 has only been successful with Cd2+ and if the Cd salt is added within the first half hour window when the inner Mn7 has formed. EDX and ICP-AES gave the accurate content and confirm the average found by X-ray diffraction. HR-ESI-MS was even more precise by revealing three prominent molecular species, Mn13Cd6, Mn14Cd5 and Mn15Cd4, having a distribution of metals...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925341/physiological-attunement-in-mother-infant-dyads-at-clinical-high-risk-the-influence-of-maternal-depression-and-positive-parenting
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Cassandra L Hendrix, Zachary N Stowe, D Jeffrey Newport, Patricia A Brennan
A growing number of research studies have examined the intradyadic coregulation (or attunement) of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning in mothers and their children. However, it is unclear how early this coregulation may be present in dyads at clinical high risk and whether certain factors, such as maternal depression or positive parenting, are associated with the strength of this coregulation. The present study examined cortisol attunement within mother-infant dyads in a high-risk sample of 233 mothers who received treatment for psychiatric illness during pregnancy and whose infants were 6 months old at the study visit...
September 19, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924575/ex-vivo-tissue-imaging-for-radiology-pathology-correlation-a-pilot-study-with-a-small-bore-7-t-mri-in-a-rare-pigmented-ganglioglioma-exhibiting-complex-mr-signal-characteristics-associated-with-melanin-and-hemosiderin
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Kant M Matsuda, Ana Lopes-Calcas, Michael L Honke, Zoe O'Brien-Moran, Richard Buist, Michael West, Melanie Martin
To advance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies further for in vivo tissue characterization with histopathologic validation, we investigated the feasibility of ex vivo tissue imaging of a surgically removed human brain tumor as a comprehensive approach for radiology-pathology correlation in histoanatomically identical fashion in a rare case of pigmented ganglioglioma with complex paramagnetic properties. Pieces of surgically removed ganglioglioma, containing melanin and hemosiderin pigments, were imaged with a small bore 7-T MRI scanner to obtain T1-, T2-, and T2*-weighted image and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924159/live-bearing-without-placenta-physical-estimation-indicates-the-high-oxygen-supplying-ability-of-white-shark-uterus-to-the-embryo
#9
Taketeru Tomita, Ryo Nozu, Masaru Nakamura, Shohei Matsuzaki, Kei Miyamoto, Keiichi Sato
One of the mysteries of shark aplacental viviparity is the ability of the embryos to acquire oxygen from their mothers without a placental connection. It has been assumed that embryonic respiration in aplacental viviparous shark depends on oxygen from the uterine wall, although this hypothesis has not been confirmed quantitatively. Morphological observations of the uterine wall of white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) provided the first quantitative evidence to support the ability of the uterus to supply ample oxygen to the embryo of viviparous elasmobranchs...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924054/immunosurveillance-and-immunoediting-of-breast-cancer-via-class-i-mhc-receptors
#10
Megan M Tu, Mir Munir A Rahim, Celine Sayed, Ahmad Bakur Mahmoud, Andrew P Makrigiannis
Ly49 receptors, which recognize 'self' class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC-I) molecules, enable natural killer (NK) cells to detect loss of MHC-I expression on transformed and virally-infected cells. The impact of NK cell-mediated MHC-I surveillance on immunoediting of breast cancer is still not fully understood. This work assesses the impact of Ly49 receptors on tumor development in terms of cancer control and in driving immune-evading cancer mutations. Genetically modified Ly49-deficient mice and those lacking NK cells through antibody depletion were less able to control E0771-derived mammary tumors in an MHC-I-dependent fashion...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924005/nigral-glutamatergic-neurons-control-the-speed-of-locomotion
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Dimitri Ryczko, Swantje Grätsch, Laura Schläger, Avo Keuyalian, Zakaria Boukhatem, Claudia Garcia, François Auclair, Ansgar Büschges, Réjean Dubuc
The Mesencephalic Locomotor Region (MLR) plays a crucial role in locomotor control. In vertebrates, stimulation of the MLR at increasing intensities elicits locomotion of growing speed. This effect has been presumed to result from higher brain inputs activating the MLR like a dimmer switch. Here, we show in lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) of either sex that incremental stimulation of a region homologous to the mammalian substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) evokes increasing activation of MLR cells with a graded increase in the frequency of locomotor movements...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924003/learning-the-high-dimensional-immunogenomic-features-that-predict-public-and-private-antibody-repertoires
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Victor Greiff, Cédric R Weber, Johannes Palme, Ulrich Bodenhofer, Enkelejda Miho, Ulrike Menzel, Sai T Reddy
Recent studies have revealed that immune repertoires contain a substantial fraction of public clones, which may be defined as Ab or TCR clonal sequences shared across individuals. It has remained unclear whether public clones possess predictable sequence features that differentiate them from private clones, which are believed to be generated largely stochastically. This knowledge gap represents a lack of insight into the shaping of immune repertoire diversity. Leveraging a machine learning approach capable of capturing the high-dimensional compositional information of each clonal sequence (defined by CDR3), we detected predictive public clone and private clone-specific immunogenomic differences concentrated in CDR3's N1-D-N2 region, which allowed the prediction of public and private status with 80% accuracy in humans and mice...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923950/single-molecule-visualization-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-leading-strand-synthesis-reveals-dynamic-interaction-between-mtc-and-the-replisome
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Jacob S Lewis, Lisanne M Spenkelink, Grant D Schauer, Flynn R Hill, Roxanna E Georgescu, Michael E O'Donnell, Antoine M van Oijen
The replisome, the multiprotein system responsible for genome duplication, is a highly dynamic complex displaying a large number of different enzyme activities. Recently, the Saccharomyces cerevisiae minimal replication reaction has been successfully reconstituted in vitro. This provided an opportunity to uncover the enzymatic activities of many of the components in a eukaryotic system. Their dynamic behavior and interactions in the context of the replisome, however, remain unclear. We use a tethered-bead assay to provide real-time visualization of leading-strand synthesis by the S...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923942/identification-of-sialic-acid-binding-function-for-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-spike-glycoprotein
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Wentao Li, Ruben J G Hulswit, Ivy Widjaja, V Stalin Raj, Ryan McBride, Wenjie Peng, W Widagdo, M Alejandra Tortorici, Brenda van Dieren, Yifei Lang, Jan W M van Lent, James C Paulson, Cornelis A M de Haan, Raoul J de Groot, Frank J M van Kuppeveld, Bart L Haagmans, Berend-Jan Bosch
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) targets the epithelial cells of the respiratory tract both in humans and in its natural host, the dromedary camel. Virion attachment to host cells is mediated by 20-nm-long homotrimers of spike envelope protein S. The N-terminal subunit of each S protomer, called S1, folds into four distinct domains designated S1(A) through S1(D) Binding of MERS-CoV to the cell surface entry receptor dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) occurs via S1(B) We now demonstrate that in addition to DPP4, MERS-CoV binds to sialic acid (Sia)...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923763/hemispheric-specialization-for-global-and-local-processing-a-direct-comparison-of-linguistic-and-non-linguistic-stimuli
#15
Sanne G Brederoo, Mark R Nieuwenstein, Monicque M Lorist, Frans W Cornelissen
It is often assumed that the human brain processes the global and local properties of visual stimuli in a lateralized fashion, with a left hemisphere (LH) specialization for local detail, and a right hemisphere (RH) specialization for global form. However, the evidence for such global-local lateralization stems predominantly from studies using linguistic stimuli, the processing of which has shown to be LH lateralized in itself. In addition, some studies have reported a reversal of global-local lateralization when using non-linguistic stimuli...
September 15, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923744/dynamic-assembly-of-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-nanoparticles
#16
Haiyue Gong, Solmaz Hajizadeh, Lingdong Jiang, Huiting Ma, Lei Ye
Manipulation of specific binding and recycling of materials are two important aspects for practical applications of molecularly imprinted polymers. In this work, we developed a new approach to control the dynamic assembly of molecularly imprinted nanoparticles by surface functionalization. Molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles with a well-controlled core-shell structure were synthesized using precipitation polymerization. The specific binding sites were created in the core during the first step imprinting reaction...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923652/orthotopic-kidney-transplantation-in-the-rat-with-the-use-of-a-sleeve-arterial-anastomosis-method-and-a-modified-stenting-technique-for-renal-veins
#17
Z-D Jin, L-N Xue, L-S Peng
BACKGROUND: We describe a simple and reliable orthotopic kidney transplantation method in rats with the use of sleeve arterial anastomosis and a modified stenting technique for anastomosis of the renal vein (RV). METHODS: Male Fischer and Lewis rats were used as kidney donors and recipients, respectively, and their left kidneys were harvested in situ. In the control rats (n = 30), the renal artery (RA) and RV anastomoses were performed end-to-end with interrupted sutures by means of the conventional technique...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923345/sirt1-is-a-transcriptional-enhancer-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-acting-independently-to-its-deacetylase-activity
#18
Shigeru Suzuki, James R Iben, Steven L Coon, Tomoshige Kino
Glucocorticoids have strong effects on diverse human activities through the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is a NAD(+)-dependent histone deacetylase and promotes longevity by influencing intermediary metabolism and other regulatory activities including mitochondrial function. In this study, we examined the effects of SIRT1 on GR-mediated transcriptional activity. We found that SIRT1 enhanced GR-induced transcriptional activity on exogenous and endogenous glucocorticoid-responsive genes, whereas knockdown of SIRT1 attenuated it...
September 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923161/comparing-the-cognitive-process-of-circular-causality-in-two-patients-with-strokes-through-qualitative-analysis
#19
Seyed Alireza Derakhshanrad, Emily Piven, Bahareh Zeynalzadeh Ghoochani
Walter J. Freeman pioneered the neurodynamic model of brain activity when he described the brain dynamics for cognitive information transfer as the process of circular causality at intention, meaning, and perception (IMP) levels. This view contributed substantially to establishment of the Intention, Meaning, and Perception Model of Neuro-occupation in occupational therapy. As described by the model, IMP levels are three components of the brain dynamics system, with nonlinear connections that enable cognitive function to be processed in a circular causality fashion, known as Cognitive Process of Circular Causality (CPCC)...
October 2017: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922690/wound-tension-and-closability-with-keystone-flaps-v-y-flaps-and-primary-closure-a-study-in-fresh-frozen-cadavers
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Lewis C Donovan, Charles D Douglas, Dirk Van Helden
BACKGROUND: Previous publications have implied that the keystone flap provides mechanical benefits compared to primary closure. This has not been objectively demonstrated. METHODS: Elliptical defects were created in 'fresh-frozen' cadaveric specimens. Two approaches were used to investigate the potential mechanical benefits of keystone flaps. Experiment 1 (wound closure): 18 defects were incrementally enlarged until they could not be closed primarily either with a single 'midpoint' suture or with a continuous suture...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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