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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108401/constitutive-expression-and-characterization-of-a-surface-srs-ncsrs67-protein-of-neospora-caninum-with-no-orthologue-in-toxoplasma-gondii
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Marcos Alexandre Bezerra, Luiz Miguel Pereira, Aline Bononi, Carla Agostino Biella, Luciana Baroni, Leticia Pollo-Oliveira, Ana Patrícia Yatsuda
Neospora caninum is a parasite of the Apicomplexa phylum responsible for abortion and losses of fertility in cattle. As part of its intracellular cycle, the first interaction of the parasite with the target cell is performed with the surface proteins known as the SRS superfamily (Surface Antigen Glycoprotein - Related Sequences). SAG related or SRS proteins have been a target of intense research due to its immunodominant pattern, exhibiting potential as diagnostic and/or vaccine candidates. The aim of this study was the cloning, expression and characterization of the gene NcSRS67 of N...
January 17, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108396/serotonin-5-ht4-receptors-modulate-the-development-of-glutamatergic-input-to-the-dorsal-raphe-nucleus
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Angela Chen, Katherine D Hubbert, Pasha F Foroudi, Vivian F Lu, Skirmantas Janušonis
The dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) is a major serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT)-producing region in the central nervous system. It receives glutamatergic inputs from several brain regions, which are reciprocally modulated by serotonergic signals. We investigated whether serotonin 5-HT4 receptors (5-HT4Rs) play a role in the development of glutamatergic control of the DRN, with an emphasis on cortical inputs. Double-label immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy were used to quantify vesicular glutamate transporter 1 (vGluT1)-immunoreactive terminals in the DRN of mice with a null-mutation in the 5-HT4R gene...
January 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108158/evolutionary-plasticity-of-plasma-membrane-interaction-in-drepp-family-proteins
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Stanislav Vosolsobě, Jan Petrášek, Kateřina Schwarzerová
The plant-specific DREPP protein family comprises proteins that were shown to regulate the actin and microtubular cytoskeleton in a calcium-dependent manner. Our phylogenetic analysis showed that DREPPs first appeared in ferns and that DREPPs have a rapid and plastic evolutionary history in plants. Arabidopsis DREPP paralogues called AtMDP25/PCaP1 and AtMAP18/PCaP2 are N-myristoylated, which has been reported as a key factor in plasma membrane localization. Here we show that N-myristoylation is neither conserved nor ancestral for the DREPP family...
January 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107509/development-of-combining-of-human-bronchial-mucosa-models-with-xposeali%C3%A2-for-exposure-of-air-pollution-nanoparticles
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Jie Ji, Anna Hedelin, Maria Malmlöf, Vadim Kessler, Gulaim Seisenbaeva, Per Gerde, Lena Palmberg
BACKGROUND: Exposure to agents via inhalation is of great concerns both in workplace environment and in the daily contact with particles in the ambient air. Reliable human airway exposure systems will most likely replace animal experiment in future toxicity assessment studies of inhaled agents. METHODS: In this study, we successfully established a combination of an exposure system (XposeALI) with 3D models mimicking both healthy and chronic bronchitis-like mucosa by co-culturing human primary bronchial epithelial cells (PBEC) and fibroblast at air-liquid interface (ALI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107406/classification-and-segmentation-of-nanoparticle-diffusion-trajectories-in-cellular-micro-environments
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Thorsten Wagner, Alexandra Kroll, Chandrashekara R Haramagatti, Hans-Gerd Lipinski, Martin Wiemann
Darkfield and confocal laser scanning microscopy both allow for a simultaneous observation of live cells and single nanoparticles. Accordingly, a characterization of nanoparticle uptake and intracellular mobility appears possible within living cells. Single particle tracking allows to measure the size of a diffusing particle close to a cell. However, within the more complex system of a cell's cytoplasm normal, confined or anomalous diffusion together with directed motion may occur. In this work we present a method to automatically classify and segment single trajectories into their respective motion types...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107387/neuronal-cell-death-and-degeneration-through-increased-nitroxidative-stress-and-tau-phosphorylation-in-hiv-1-transgenic-rats
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Young-Eun Cho, Myoung-Hwa Lee, Byoung-Joon Song
The underlying mechanisms for increased neurodegeneration and neurocognitive deficits in HIV-infected people are unclear. Therefore, this study was aimed to investigate the mechanisms of increased neurodegeneration in 5-month old male HIV-1 Transgenic (Tg) rats compared to the age- and gender-matched wild-type (WT) by evaluating histological changes and biochemical parameters of the key proteins involved in the cell death signaling and apoptosis. Histological and immunohistochemical analyses revealed decreased neuronal cells with elevated astrogliosis in HIV-1 Tg rats compared to WT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106950/confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-in-head-and-neck-malignancies-using-fitc-labelled-epcam-and-egf-r-antibodies-in-cell-lines-and-tumor-biopsies
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Anna S Englhard, Alexander Palaras, Veronika Volgger, Herbert Stepp, Brigitte Mack, Darko Libl, Olivier Gires, Christian S Betz
Intraoperative detection of residual malignant cells at tumor margins following excision of primary tumors could help improving surgery and thus patients' outcome. The feasibility of the tumor antigens epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) and epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) for antibody-dependent confocal laser scanning endomicroscopy (CLE)-mediated visualization of malignant cells was addressed. Both tumor antigens are highly and frequently expressed in the majority of carcinomas, including head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), and represent prognostic and therapeutic tumor target molecules...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106420/long-lived-neighbors-determine-the-rheological-response-of-glasses
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M Laurati, P Maßhoff, K J Mutch, S U Egelhaaf, A Zaccone
Glasses exhibit a liquidlike structure but a solidlike rheological response with plastic deformations only occurring beyond yielding. Thus, predicting the rheological behavior from the microscopic structure is difficult, but important for materials science. Here, we consider colloidal suspensions and propose to supplement the static structural information with the local dynamics, namely, the rearrangement and breaking of the cage of neighbors. This is quantified by the mean squared nonaffine displacement and the number of particles that remain nearest neighbors for a long time, i...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106386/macromolecularly-caged-carbon-nanoparticles-for-intracel-lular-trafficking-via-switchable-photo-luminescence
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Santosh K Misra, Indrajit Srivastava, Indu Tripathi, Enrique A Daza, Fatemeh Ostadhossein, Dipanjan Pan
Reversible switching of photoluminescence (PL) of carbon nanoparticles (CNP) can be achieved with counter-ionic macromolecular caging and de-caging at the nanoscale. A negatively charged uncoated, 'bare' CNP with high luminescence loses its PL when positively charged macromolecules are wrapped around its surface. Prepared caged carbons could regain their emission only through interaction with anionic surfactant mole-cules, representing anionic amphiphiles of endocytic membranes. This process could be verified by gel electrophoresis, spectroscopically and in vitro confocal imaging studies...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106317/changes-in-vascular-reactivity-and-endothelial-ca-2-dynamics-with-chronic-low-flow
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Mark S Taylor, Chung-Sik Choi, Leith Bayazid, Katherine E Glosemeyer, Calvin C P Baker, David S Weber
Disruption of blood flow promotes endothelial dysfunction and predisposes vessels to remodeling and atherosclerosis. Recent findings suggest spatial and temporal tuning of local Ca(2+) signals along the endothelium is vital to vascular function. In the current study, we examined whether chronic flow disruption causes alteration of dynamic endothelial Ca(2+) signal patterning associated with changes in vascular structure and function. For these studies, we performed surgical partial-ligation (PL) of the left carotid arteries of mice to establish chronic low flow for 2 weeks; right carotid arteries remained open and served as controls (C)...
January 20, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106284/oxidative-stress-promotes-doxorubicin-induced-pgp-and-bcrp-expression-in-colon-cancer-cells-under-hypoxic-conditions
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Martha L Pinzón-Daza, Yenith Cuellar-Saenz, Francisco Nualart, Alejandro Ondo-Mendez, Lilia Del Riesgo, Fabio Castillo-Rivera, Ruth Garzón
P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) are ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters that are overexpressed in different drug-resistant cancer cell lines. In this study, we investigated whether doxorubicin promotes Pgp and/or BCRP expression to induce drug resistance in colon cancer cells under hypoxic conditions. We analyzed HIF-1α activity via ELISA, Pgp and BCRP expression by qRT-PCR and the relationship between doxorubicin uptake and ABC transporter expression via confocal microscopy in HT-29WT and HT-29 doxorubicin-resistant colon cancer cells (HT-29DxR)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105976/early-subretinal-allograft-rejection-is-characterized-by-innate-immune-activity
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Kevin P, Toby M, Deborah M, Cliona O Farrelly, David J
<p>Successful subretinal transplantation is limited by considerable early graft loss, despite pharmacological suppression of adaptive immunity. We postulated that early innate immune activity is a dominant factor in determining graft survival and chose a non-immunosuppressed mouse model of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell transplantation to explore this.</p><p>Expression of almost all measured cytokines by DH01 RPE cells increased significantly following graft preparation and the neutrophil chemoattractant, KC/GRO/CINC, was most significantly increased...
January 20, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105691/the-alcohol-sensitive-period-during-early-octavolateral-organ-development-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Lilliann Y Zamora, Kayla C Miguel, Zhongmin Lu
Fetal alcohol exposure can cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), completely preventable developmental disabilities characterized by permanent birth defects. However, specific gestational timing when developing organs are most sensitive to alcohol exposure is unclear. In this study, we examined the temporal effects of embryonic alcohol exposure on octavolateral organs in zebrafish (Danio rerio), including inner ears and lateral line neuromasts that function in hearing, balance, and hydrodynamic detection, respectively...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105210/mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitor-rad001-sensitizes-endometrial-cancer-cells-to-paclitaxel-induced-apoptosis-via-the-induction-of-autophagy
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Huan Wang, Dandan Li, Xiaomao Li, Xueling Ou, Suiling Liu, Yu Zhang, Jie Ding, Bo Xie
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor, RAD001, on the growth of human endometrial cancer cells. The effects of RAD001 on human endometrial cancer Ishikawa and HEC-1A cell proliferation were determined by MTT assay. Green fluorescent protein microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3α (GFP-LC3) protein aggregates were observed under a confocal microscope, and Ishikawa and HEC-1A cell apoptosis was detected using flow cytometry. The expression levels of LC3-I, LC3-II and mTOR proteins were detected by western blot analysis...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104978/maximizing-the-endosonography-the-role-of-contrast-harmonics-elastography-and-confocal-endomicroscopy
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Andrada Seicean, Ofelia Mosteanu, Radu Seicean
New technologies in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) evaluation have been developed because of the need to improve the EUS and EUS-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) diagnostic rate. This paper reviews the principle, indications, main literature results, limitations and future expectations for each of the methods presented. Contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS uses a low mechanical index and highlights slow-flow vascularization. This technique is useful for differentiating solid and cystic pancreatic lesions and assessing biliary neoplasms, submucosal neoplasms and lymph nodes...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104809/gpnmb-promotes-proliferation-of-developing-eosinophils
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Sae Mi Hwang, Jin Hyun Kang, Bo Kyum Kim, Tae Gi Uhm, Hye Jung Kim, Hyune-Hwan Lee, Bert Binas, Il Yup Chung
Glycoprotein non-metastatic melanoma protein B (GPNMB) is a type I transmembrane protein that is expressed in a wide variety of cell types, including hematopoietic lineages. We previously demonstrated that GPNMB is one of the most highly expressed genes at an early and intermediate stage of eosinophil development. We herein examined GPNMB expression and its possible functional effect using cord blood (CB) CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells differentiating toward eosinophils during a 24-day culture period. Western blot and confocal microscopy analyses showed that GPNMB reached its highest levels at day 12 with most GPNMB-positive cells also expressing major basic protein 1 (MBP1), an eosinophil granule protein...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103588/quantifying-kinetics-from-time-series-of-single-molecule-fret-efficiency-histograms
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Stephan Benke, Daniel Nettels, Hagen Hofmann, Benjamin Schuler
Single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy is a powerful approach for probing biomolecular structure and dynamics, including protein folding. For the investigation of nonequilibrium kinetics, F��rster resonance energy transfer (FRET) in combination with confocal multiparameter detection has proven particularly versatile, owing to the large number of observables and the broad range of accessible timescales, especially in combination with rapid microfluidic mixing. However, a comprehensive kinetic analysis of the resulting time series of transfer efficiency histograms and complementary observables can be challenging owing to the complexity of the data...
January 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103315/multiple-acid-sensors-control-helicobacter-pylori-colonization-of-the-stomach
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Julie Y Huang, Emily Goers Sweeney, Karen Guillemin, Manuel R Amieva
Helicobacter pylori's ability to respond to environmental cues in the stomach is integral to its survival. By directly visualizing H. pylori swimming behavior when encountering a microscopic gradient consisting of the repellent acid and attractant urea, we found that H. pylori is able to simultaneously detect both signals, and its response depends on the magnitudes of the individual signals. By testing for the bacteria's response to a pure acid gradient, we discovered that the chemoreceptors TlpA and TlpD are each independent acid sensors...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103027/isolation-colonization-and-chlorpyrifos-degradation-mediation-of-the-endophytic-bacterium-sphingomonas-strain-hjy-in-chinese-chive-allium-tuberosum
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Fayun Feng, Jing Ge, Yisong Li, Jinjin Cheng, Jianfeng Zhong, Xiangyang Yu
The interaction of endophyte-plant can benefit the host in many different ways. An endophytic bacterium strain (HJY) capable of degrading chlorpyrifos (CP) was isolated from Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum Rottl. ex Spreng). The isolated bacterium HJY classified as Sphingomonas sp. Strain HJY could use chlorpyrifos as the sole carbon source. After being marked with the gfp gene, the colonization and distribution of strain HJY-gfp was directly observed in different tissues of Chinese chives with confocal laser scanning microscope...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103012/a-bi-modal-cationic-and-water-soluble-calix-4-arene-conjugate-design-synthesis-characterization-and-transfection-of-rfp-encoded-plasmid-in-cancer-cells
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Kushal Samanta, Dnyanesh S Ranade, Aekta Upadhyay, Prasad Padmakar Kulkarni, Chebrolu Pulla Rao
A new bimodal fluorescent cationic calix[4]arene (L1) conjugate has been synthesized in multiple steps and well characterized by NMR and ESI-MS techniques. L1 has been investigated for its DNA binding ability by various spectroscopy techniques like, absorption, fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD). The formation of L1-DNA complex has been confirmed by the gel electrophoresis in presence of incremental concentration of L1. To visualize the packing of the plasmid (pBR322), detailed tapping mode AFM study has been performed, which revealed blob like structure of plasmid upon addition of the incremental amount of L1...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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