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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550782/immunofluorescence-evaluation-of-4-hydroxynonenal-and-8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine-activation-in-zebrafish-daino-rerio-larvae-brain-exposed-microinjected-to-propyl-gallate
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Ahmet Topal, Selim Çomakli, Mustafa Özkaraca, Alper Baran, Mine Köktürk, Veysel Parlak, Yavuz Selim Sağlam, Muhammed Atamanalp, Saltuk Buğrahan Ceyhun
Propyl gallate (PG) is a chemical compound obtained by esterification of propanol with gallic acid. Due to its antioxidative properties, it is widely used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries as well as to protect the oils in foods such as butter, milk-based desserts, chewing gum, mayonnaise, meat, soups, cereals, spices and seasonings from rancidity. This study has been designed to assessment 8-OHdG and 4-HNE activity, and histopathological changes in the brain tissues of zebrafish larvae, which is a lecithotrophic organism, after 96 h of PG exposure via microinjecting to yolk sac of embryo...
May 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550732/reversing-the-polarization-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-inhibits-tumor-metastasis
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Rufei Yuan, Shengfu Li, Hua Geng, Xin Wang, Qinglin Guan, Xiaohuan Li, Changle Ren, Xiaolin Yuan
OBJECTIVE: The M2 phenotype is dominant in tumor associated macrophages (TAM), and plays a key role in promoting tumor growth, invasion and metastasis. Converting TAM polarization from M2 to M1 may contribute to eliciting anti-tumor-specific immune responses and inhibiting tumor metastasis. In this study, the effect of reversing the polarization of TAM on tumor metastasis was investigated. METHODS: Peritoneal macrophages were obtained from BABL/c mice, and M2 polarization was induced by IL-4...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546923/homocysteine-mediates-transcriptional-changes-of-the-inflammatory-pathway-signature-genes-in-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Mahavir Singh, Suresh C Tyagi
AIM: To test whether homocysteine (Hcy) can influence the transcriptional profile, we hypothesized that Hcy can lead to the induction of proinflammatory molecules in the retinal cells of aging people. METHODS: An unbiased in vitro inflammatory pathway focused study was designed employing retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell line, ARPE-19. Cells were cultured in the presence or absence of Hcy to capture target genes' expression profile. Three different concentrations of Hcy were added in the culture medium of confluent monolayers...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541029/homochiral-mof-as-circular-dichroism-sensor-for-enantioselective-recognition-on-nature-and-chirality-of-unmodified-amino-acids
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Yan-Wu Zhao, Yan Wang, Xian-Ming Zhang
Self-assembly of zinc salt with rationally designed chiral ligand, (1R,2R)-2-(pyridine-4-yl carbamoyl) cyclohexanecarboxylic acid (RR-PCCH) generated 2D homochiral metal-organic framework [Zn(RR-PCCHC)2] (HMOF-1) that is composed of DNA-like right-handed double-helix structure. HMOF-1 shows high solvent and thermal stability and is also stable in neutral, weak acidic and weak basic aqueous solution. Emulsified HMOF-1 shows strong inherent circular dichroism (CD) signal in aqueous solution, which can show regular intensity change by induction of amino acids...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528689/human-papillomaviruses-in-epigenetic-regulations
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Julia Durzynska, Krzysztof Lesniewicz, Elzbieta Poreba
Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) are double-stranded DNA viruses, that infect epithelial cells and are etiologically involved in the development of human cancer. Today, over 200 types of human papillomaviruses are known. They are divided into low-risk and high-risk HPVs depending on their potential to induce carcinogenesis, driven by two major viral oncoproteins, E6 and E7. By interacting with cellular partners, these proteins are involved in interdependent viral and cell cycles in stratified differentiating epithelium, and concomitantly induce epigenetic changes in infected cells and those undergoing malignant transformation...
April 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521819/linking-hypoxia-dna-damage-and-proliferation-in-multicellular-tumor-spheroids
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Stephen Riffle, Ram Naresh Pandey, Morgan Albert, Rashmi S Hegde
BACKGROUND: Multicellular Tumor Spheroids are frequently used to mimic the regionalization of proliferation and the hypoxic environment within avascular tumors. Here we exploit these features to study the activation of DNA damage repair pathways and their correlation to developing hypoxia. METHODS: Activation of DNA damage repair markers, proliferation, cell death, glycogen accumulation and developing hypoxia were investigated using immunofluorescence, immuno-histochemistry, EdU incorporation, Western blots, COMET assays, and pharmacological agents in A673 Ewing sarcoma spheroids and monolayer cultures...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515335/in-situ-bone-tissue-engineering-via-ultrasound-mediated-gene-delivery-to-endogenous-progenitor-cells-in-mini-pigs
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Maxim Bez, Dmitriy Sheyn, Wafa Tawackoli, Pablo Avalos, Galina Shapiro, Joseph C Giaconi, Xiaoyu Da, Shiran Ben David, Jayne Gavrity, Hani A Awad, Hyun W Bae, Eric J Ley, Thomas J Kremen, Zulma Gazit, Katherine W Ferrara, Gadi Pelled, Dan Gazit
More than 2 million bone-grafting procedures are performed each year using autografts or allografts. However, both options carry disadvantages, and there remains a clear medical need for the development of new therapies for massive bone loss and fracture nonunions. We hypothesized that localized ultrasound-mediated, microbubble-enhanced therapeutic gene delivery to endogenous stem cells would induce efficient bone regeneration and fracture repair. To test this hypothesis, we surgically created a critical-sized bone fracture in the tibiae of Yucatán mini-pigs, a clinically relevant large animal model...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509359/the-dna-translocase-rad5a-acts-independently-of-the-other-main-dna-repair-pathways-and-requires-both-its-atpase-and-ring-domain-for-activity-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Tobias Klemm, Anja Mannuß, Daniela Kobbe, Alexander Knoll, Oliver Trapp, Annika Dorn, Holger Puchta
Multiple pathways exist to repair DNA damage induced by methylating and cross-linking agents in Arabidopsis thaliana. The SWI2/SNF2 translocase RAD5A, the functional homolog of budding yeast Rad5 that is required for the error-free branch of post replicative repair, plays a surprisingly prominent role in the repair of both kinds of lesions in Arabidopsis. Here we show that both the ATPase domain and the ubiquitination function of the RING domain of the Arabidopsis protein are essential for the cellular response to different forms of DNA damage...
May 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495072/reprint-of-application-of-next-generation-sequencing-in-clinical-microbiology-and-infection-prevention
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Ruud H Deurenberg, Erik Bathoorn, Monika A Chlebowicz, Natacha Couto, Mithila Ferdous, Silvia García-Cobos, Anna M D Kooistra-Smid, Erwin C Raangs, Sigrid Rosema, Alida C M Veloo, Kai Zhou, Alexander W Friedrich, John W A Rossen
Current molecular diagnostics of human pathogens provide limited information that is often not sufficient for outbreak and transmission investigation. Next generation sequencing (NGS) determines the DNA sequence of a complete bacterial genome in a single sequence run, and from these data, information on resistance and virulence, as well as information for typing is obtained, useful for outbreak investigation. The obtained genome data can be further used for the development of an outbreak-specific screening test...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481402/dna-methylation-in-sugarcane-somaclonal-variants-assessed-through-methylation-sensitive-amplified-polymorphism
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J H M B Francischini, E L Kemper, J B Costa, J R V Manechini, L R Pinto
Micropropagation is an important tool for large-scale multiplication of plant superior genotypes. However, somaclonal variation is one of the drawbacks of this process. Changes in DNA methylation have been widely reported as one of the main causes of somaclonal variations in plants. In order to investigate the occurrence of changes in the methylation pattern of sugarcane somaclonal variants, the MSAP (methylation-sensitive amplified polymorphism) technique was applied to micro-propagated plantlets sampled at the third subculture phase...
May 4, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477126/imaging-of-fluorescently-tagged-atm-kinase-at-the-sites-of-dna-double-strand-breaks
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Anthony J Davis, Shih-Ya Wang, David J Chen, Benjamin P C Chen
The combination of live cell imaging and laser micro-irradiation is an important technique to investigate the recruitment and kinetics of DNA repair molecules to DNA damage sites. In this chapter, we describe the detailed methods to study the dynamics of fluorescently tagged ATM protein kinase at laser-induced DNA double strand break (DSB) sites. The same protocol can be applied to analyze the recruitment and kinetics of other potential or known DNA repair proteins to DSB sites.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474844/one-pot-synthesis-of-multiple-protein-encapsulated-dna-flowers-and-their-application-in-intracellular-protein-delivery
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Eunjung Kim, Limor Zwi-Dantsis, Natalie Reznikov, Catherine S Hansel, Shweta Agarwal, Molly M Stevens
Inspired by biological systems, many biomimetic methods suggest fabrication of functional materials with unique physicochemical properties. Such methods frequently generate organic-inorganic composites that feature highly ordered hierarchical structures with intriguing properties, distinct from their individual components. A striking example is that of DNA-inorganic hybrid micro/nanostructures, fabricated by the rolling circle technique. Here, a novel concept for the encapsulation of bioactive proteins in DNA flowers (DNF) while maintaining the activity of protein payloads is reported...
May 5, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466039/characterization-of-genomic-changes-in-the-cervical-pre-cancerous-lesions-and-tumors-induced-by-different-types-of-human-papillomaviruses
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Petar Grozdanov, Savina Hadjidekova, Ivanka Dimova, Ivanka Nikolova, Draga Toncheva, Gancho Ganchev, Victor Zlatkov, Angel S Galabov
Cervical carcinoma is the second most common malignancy among women in both incidence and mortality. Although much is known about the etiology and treatment of cervical cancer, the role of genetic alterations in the multistep pathway of cervical tumorigenesis is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to characterize the genomic changes in the cervical pre-cancerous lesions and tumors, induced by different types of human papillomaviruses. In this research was used the BlueGnome CytoChip oligo 2 × 105 K microarray for whole-genome oligo-array CGH...
September 2016: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464530/intracellular-localization-and-delivery-of-plasmid-dna-by-biodegradable-microsphere-mediated-femtosecond-laser-optoporation
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Atsuhiro Ishii, Yuki Hiruta, Dag Heinemann, Alexander Heisterkamp, Hideko Kanazawa, Mitsuhiro Terakawa
Micro-/nanosphere-mediated femtosecond laser cell perforation is one of the high throughput technologies used for macro-molecule-delivery into multiple cells. We have demonstrated the delivery of plasmid-DNA/liposome complexes into cells using biodegradable polymer microspheres and a femtosecond laser and investigated the intracellular localization of the complexes by delivering fluorescence-labeled plasmid-DNA/liposome complexes into cells. The utilization of liposomes increases the number of complexes delivered into the cytoplasm by laser illumination, which contributed to the increased transfection rate...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456626/compound-21-and-telmisartan-combination-mitigates-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy-through-amelioration-of-caspase-mediated-apoptosis
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Anuradha Pandey, Anil Bhanudas Gaikwad
The current study aimed to understand the role of novel, highly selective, orally active, non-peptide Angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) agonist, Compound 21 and its potential additive effect with Telmisartan on apoptosis and underlying posttranslational modifications in a non-genetic murine model for type 2 diabetic nephropathy (T2DN). An experimental model for T2DN was developed by administering low dose Streptozotocin in high fat diet fed male Wistar rats, followed by their treatment with Telmisartan, C21 or their combination...
June 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456117/correlation-of-binding-efficacies-of-dna-to-flavonoids-and-their-induced-cellular-damage
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Asmita Das, Debashis Majumder, Chabita Saha
Flavonoids are dietary intakes which are bestowed with several health benefits. The most studied property of flavonoids is their antioxidant efficacy. Among the chosen flavonoids Quercetin, Kaempferol and Myricetin is catagorized as flavonols whereas Apigenin and Luteolin belong to the flavone group. In the present study anti-cancer properties of flavonoids are investigated on the basis of their binding efficacy to ct-DNA and their ability to induce cytotoxicity in K562 leukaemic cells. The binding affinities of the flavonoids with calf thymus DNA (ct-DNA) are in the order Quercetin>Myricetin>Luteolin>Kaempferol>Apigenin...
May 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450177/ovarian-cancer-stem-cells-more-questions-than-answers
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REVIEW
P B Ottevanger
Epithelial ovarian cancer is a highly lethal disease, which is usually diagnosed at a late stage with extensive metastases in the abdominal cavity. Ovarian cancer either develops from the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) or from serous intra-epithelial carcinoma (STIC). Primary therapy consists of debulking surgery and platinum based chemotherapy. The success of debulking surgery depends on surgical skills but also on the gene signature of the tumour. Debulking surgery combined with first line platinum based chemotherapy, frequently leads to complete remission...
April 24, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448050/single-molecule-analysis-of-laser-localized-psoralen-adducts
#18
Jing Huang, Himabindu Gali, Julia Gichimu, Marina A Bellani, Durga Pokharel, Manikandan Paramasivam, Michael M Seidman
The DNA Damage Response (DDR) has been extensively characterized in studies of double strand breaks (DSBs) induced by laser micro beam irradiation in live cells. The DDR to helix distorting covalent DNA modifications, including interstrand DNA crosslinks (ICLs), is not as well defined. We have studied the DDR stimulated by ICLs, localized by laser photoactivation of immunotagged psoralens, in the nuclei of live cells. In order to address fundamental questions about adduct distribution and replication fork encounters, we combined laser localization with two other technologies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447985/methods-for-the-self-integration-of-megamolecular-biopolymers-on-the-drying-air-lc-interface
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Kosuke Okeyoshi, Kensuke Osada, Maiko K Okajima, Tatsuo Kaneko
Living organisms that use water are always prone to drying in the environment. Their activities are driven by biopolymer-based micro- and macro-structures, as seen in the cases of moving water in vascular bundles and moisturizing water in skin layers. In this study, we developed a method for assessing the effect of aqueous liquid crystalline (LC) solutions composed of biopolymers on drying. As LC biopolymers have megamolecular weight, we chose to study polysaccharides, cytoskeletal proteins, and DNA. The observation of biopolymer solutions during drying under polarized light reveals milliscale self-integration starting from the unstable air-LC interface...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444618/rna-dna-co-analysis-on-aged-bloodstains-from-adhesive-tapes-used-for-gunshot-residue-collection-from-hands
#20
Melanie Grabmüller, Christian Schyma, Burkhard Madea, Tim Eichhorst, Cornelius Courts
In cases of firearm related fatalities a systematic investigation at the scene of death is indispensable to differentiate between self-inflicted and homicidal gunshot injuries. A common method to preserve gunshot residues (GSR) is their collection using adhesive tapes. However, the biological material gathered at the same time by the tapes would be of special interest if backspatter, ejected from the entrance wound against the direction of fire, could be detected. In the present study we examined the success rate of co-analysis of RNA and DNA recovered from biological traces sampled with adhesive tapes...
April 25, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
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