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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343241/in-vitro-activity-of-alpha-mangostin-in-killing-and-eradicating-staphylococcus-epidermidis-rp62a-biofilms
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Murugesan Sivaranjani, Manivannan Prakash, Shanmugaraj Gowrishankar, Janarthanam Rathna, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian, Arumugam Veera Ravi
Alpha-mangostin (α-MG) has been reported to be an effective antibacterial agent against planktonic cells of many Gram-positive bacteria. However, the antibiofilm potency of α-MG remains unexplored till date. In this study, the antibiofilm and mature biofilm eradication ability of α-MG against Staphylococcus epidermidis RP62A (ATCC 35984) biofilms were evaluated. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of α-MG against S. epidermidis RP62A were found to be 1...
March 25, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343149/%C3%AE-adrenergic-stimulation-induces-histone-deacetylase-5-hdac5-nuclear-accumulation-in-cardiomyocytes-by-b55%C3%AE-pp2a-mediated-dephosphorylation
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Kate L Weeks, Antonella Ranieri, Agnieszka Karaś, Bianca C Bernardo, Alexandra S Ashcroft, Chris Molenaar, Julie R McMullen, Metin Avkiran
BACKGROUND: Class IIa histone deacetylase (HDAC) isoforms such as HDAC5 are critical signal-responsive repressors of maladaptive cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, through nuclear interactions with transcription factors including myocyte enhancer factor-2. β-Adrenoceptor (β-AR) stimulation, a signal of fundamental importance in regulating cardiac function, has been proposed to induce both phosphorylation-independent nuclear export and phosphorylation-dependent nuclear accumulation of cardiomyocyte HDAC5...
March 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343005/development-of-a-uv-crosslinked-biodegradable-hydrogel-containing-adipose-derived-stem-cells-to-promote-vascularization-for-skin-wounds-and-tissue-engineering
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Gozde Eke, Naside Mangir, Nesrin Hasirci, Sheila MacNeil, Vasif Hasirci
The aim of this study was to design a dermal substitute containing adipose derived stem cells (ADSC) that can be used to improve the regeneration of skin on difficult wound beds by stimulating rapid neovascularization. This was achieved by first synthesizing methacrylated gelatin (GelMA) and methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HAMA) precursors which could be stored at -80 (o)C after lyophilisation. Polymer precursors were then dissolved in media (in 15:1 ratio), ADSCs added together with the photoinitiator and crosslinked with 40 s of UV...
March 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342981/mechanisms-of-in-vivo-release-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-from-plga-microspheres
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Amy C Doty, David G Weinstein, Keiji Hirota, Karl F Olsen, Rose Ackermann, Yan Wang, Stephanie Choi, Steven P Schwendeman
Little is known about the underlying effects controlling in vitro-in vivo correlations (IVIVCs) for biodegradable controlled release microspheres. Most reports of IVIVCs that exist are empirical in nature, typically based on a mathematical relationship between in vitro and in vivo drug release, with the latter often estimated by deconvolution of pharmacokinetic data. In order to improve the ability of in vitro release tests to predict microsphere behavior in vivo and develop more meaningful IVIVCs, the in vivo release mechanisms need to be characterized...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342915/redd1-links-stress-with-il-1%C3%AE-mediated-familial-mediterranean-fever-attack-through-autophagy-driven-neutrophil-extracellular-traps
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Panagiotis Skendros, Akrivi Chrysanthopoulou, François Rousset, Konstantinos Kambas, Athanasios Arampatzioglou, Alexandros Mitsios, Veronique Bocly, Theocharis Konstantinidis, Philippe Pellet, Iliana Angelidou, Eirini Apostolidou, Dimitrios Ritis, Victoria Tsironidou, Sotiris Galtsidis, Charalampos Papagoras, Dimitrios Stakos, Georgios Kouklakis, Vasiliki Dalla, Maria Koffa, Ioannis Mitroulis, Ioannis Theodorou, Konstantinos Ritis
BACKGROUND: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an IL-1β-dependent autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations of MEFV encoding pyrin, and characterised by inflammatory attacks, induced by physical or psychological stress. OBJECTIVE: We investigate the underlying mechanism that links stress-induced inflammatory attacks with neutrophil activation and release of IL-1β-bearing neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in FMF. METHODS: RNA-seq was performed in peripheral neutrophils from 3 FMF patients, isolated both during attack and remission, 8 patients in remission and 8 healthy individuals...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342889/heteromeric-complexes-of-aldo-keto-reductase-auxiliary-kv%C3%AE-subunits-akr6a-regulate-sarcolemmal-localization-of-kv1-5-in-coronary-arterial-myocytes
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Matthew A Nystoriak, Deqing Zhang, Ganapathy Jagatheesan, Aruni Bhatnagar
Redox-sensitive potassium channels consisting of the voltage-gated K(+) (KV) channel pore subunit KV1.5 regulate resting membrane potential and thereby contractility of vascular smooth muscle cells. Members of the KV1 family associate with cytosolic auxiliary β subunits, which are members of the aldo-keto reductase (AKR) superfamily (AKR6A subfamily). The Kvβ subunits have been proposed to regulate Kv1 gating via pyridine nucleotide cofactor binding. However, the molecular identity of KVβ subunits that associate with native KV1...
March 22, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342872/covalent-conjugation-of-the-equine-infectious-anemia-virus-gag-with-sumo
#7
Jinzhong Wang, Shuping Wen, Rui Zhao, Jing Qi, Zhao Liu, Weiwei Li, Jing An, Charles Wood, Ying Wang
The conjugation of small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) to the target protein, namely, SUMOylation, is involved in the regulation of many important biological events including host-pathogen interaction. Some viruses have evolved to exploit the host SUMOylation machinery to modify their own protein. Retroviral Gag protein plays critical roles in the viral life cycle. The HIV-1 p6 and the Moloney murine leukemia virus CA have been reported to be conjugated with SUMO. In this study, we report for the first time, to our knowledge, the covalent conjugation of equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV) Gag with SUMO...
March 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342759/activation-of-epithelial-stat1-by-interleukin-28-controls-mucosal-healing-in-mice-with-colitis-and-is-increased-in-mucosa-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Mircea T Chiriac, Barbara Buchen, Alexandra Wandersee, Gheorghe Hundorfean, Claudia Günther, Yvonne Bourjau, Sean E Doyle, Benjamin Frey, Arif B Ekici, Christian Büttner, Benno Weigmann, Raja Atreya, Stefan Wirtz, Christoph Becker, Jürgen Siebler, Markus F Neurath
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We investigated the roles of interleukin 28A (also called IL28A or interferon lambda 2) in intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) activation, studying its effects in mouse models of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and intestinal mucosal healing. METHODS: Colitis was induced in C57BL/6JCrl mice (controls), mice with intestinal epithelial cell-specific disruption of Stat1 (Stat1IEC-KO), mice with disruption of the interferon lambda receptor 1 gene (Il28ra-/-), and mice with disruption of the interferon regulatory factor 3 gene (Irf3-/-), with or without disruption of Irf7 (Irf7-/-)...
March 22, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342477/effect-of-different-irrigation-systems-on-sealer-penetration-into-dentinal-tubules
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Luigi Generali, Francesco Cavani, Valentina Serena, Corinne Pettenati, Elena Righi, Carlo Bertoldi
INTRODUCTION: Different irrigation systems have been developed to improve the efficacy and distribution of the irrigants. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of conventional endodontic needle irrigation with other irrigant delivery and/or agitation systems on sealer penetration into dentinal tubules. METHODS: Fifty single-rooted teeth with round-shaped root canals were distributed in 5 homogeneous groups characterized by the different cleansing system used: conventional endodontic needle irrigation, EndoActivator, Irrisafe, Self-Adjusting File, and EndoVac...
April 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340485/an-approach-for-liposome-immobilization-using-sterically-stabilized-micelles-ssms-as-a-precursor-for-bio-layer-interferometry-based-interaction-studies
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Jakob Wallner, Gabriele Lhota, Markus Schosserer, Karola Vorauer-Uhl
Non-fluidic bio-layer interferometry (BLI) has rapidly become a standard tool for monitoring almost all biomolecular interactions in a label-free, real-time and high-throughput manner. High-efficiency screening methods which measure the kinetics of liposomes with a variety of compounds require the immobilization of liposomes. In this work, a method is described for immobilizing liposomes for interaction studies, based on the biophysical principles of this biosensor platform. The immobilization approach includes the loading of DSPE-PEG(2000)-biotin containing sterically stabilized micelles (SSMs) which are restructured in a buffer change step, resulting in an accessible substrate for liposome immobilization...
March 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339687/extra-gonadal-oocytes-residing-in-the-mouse-ovarian-hilum-contribute-to-fertility1
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Xiaofei Sun, Junya Ito, Sarah J Potter, Sudhansu K Dey, Tony DeFalco
The observation of pups born from recipient and donor mice after ovariectomy followed by ovarian transplant poses the interesting possibility of an extra-ovarian source of oocytes. However, whether mammalian adult oocytes reside in extra-gonadal tissues remains elusive. Using transgenic fluorescent reporter mice and transplantation surgeries, we demonstrate the presence of both donor- and recipient-derived corpora lutea and recovery of both donor- and recipient-derived offspring from ovariectomized mice after transplantation of donor ovaries...
February 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339615/viable-offspring-after-imaging-of-ca2-oscillations-and-visualization-of-the-cortical-reaction-in-mouse-eggs%C3%A2
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Yuhkoh Satouh, Kaori Nozawa, Kazuo Yamagata, Takao Fujimoto, Masahito Ikawa
During mammalian fertilization, egg Ca 2+ oscillations are known to play pivotal roles in triggering downstream events such as resumption of the cell cycle and the establishment of blocks to polyspermy. However, viable offspring have not been obtained after monitoring Ca 2+ oscillations, and their spatiotemporal links to subsequent events are still to be examined. Therefore, the development of imaging methods to avoid phototoxic damage while labeling these events is required. Here, we examined the usefulness of genetically encoded Ca 2+ indicators for optical imaging (GECOs), in combination with spinning-disk confocal imaging...
February 3, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339292/thymbra-capitata-essential-oil-as-potential-therapeutic-agent-against-gardnerella-vaginalis-biofilm-related-infections
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Daniela Machado, Carlos Gaspar, Ana Palmeira-de-Oliveira, Carlos Cavaleiro, Lígia Salgueiro, José Martinez-de-Oliveira, Nuno Cerca
AIM: To evaluate the antibacterial activity of Thymbra capitata essential oil and its main compound, carvacrol, against Gardnerella vaginalis grown planktonically and as biofilms, and its effect of vaginal lactobacilli. MATERIALS & METHODS: Minimal inhibitory concentration, minimal lethal concentration determination and flow cytometry analysis were used to assess the antibacterial effect against planktonic cells. Antibiofilm activity was measured through quantification of biomass and visualization of biofilm structure by confocal laser scanning microscopy...
March 24, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339125/is-cuii-coordinated-to-patellamides-inside-prochloron-cells
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Peter Comba, Annika Eisenschmidt, Lawrence R Gahan, Dirk-Peter Herten, Geoffrey Nette, Gerhard Schenk, Martin Seefeld
Dinuclear CuII patellamide complexes (patellamides are naturally occurring cyclic pseudo-octapeptides) are known to be efficient catalysts for hydrolysis reactions of biological importance, e.g. phosphatase, carbonic anhydrase and glycosidase. However, the biological role of patellamides is still not known. Patellamides were originally extracted from the sea squirt L. patella but are now known to be ribosomally expressed by the blue-green algae Prochloron that live in symbiosis with L. patella. In a further step to unravel the metabolic significance of the patellamide complexes, the question as to whether these are also formed inside Prochloron cells is addressed...
March 24, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338736/microcompartmentation-of-cytosolic-aldolase-by-interaction-with-the-actin-cytoskeleton-in-arabidopsis
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Constantine Garagounis, Kalliopi-Ioanna Kostaki, Tim J Hawkins, Ian Cummins, Mark D Fricker, Patrick J Hussey, Alistair M Hetherington, Lee J Sweetlove
Evidence is accumulating for molecular microcompartments formed when proteins interact in localized domains with the cytoskeleton, organelle surfaces, and intracellular membranes. To understand the potential functional significance of protein microcompartmentation in plants, we studied the interaction of the glycolytic enzyme fructose bisphosphate aldolase with actin in Arabidopsis thaliana. Homology modelling of a major cytosolic isozyme of aldolase, FBA8, suggested that the tetrameric holoenzyme has two actin binding sites and could therefore act as an actin-bundling protein, as was reported for animal aldolases...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338083/microvasculature-on-a-chip-study-of-the-endothelial-surface-layer-and-the-flow-structure-of-red-blood-cells
#16
Daria Tsvirkun, Alexei Grichine, Alain Duperray, Chaouqi Misbah, Lionel Bureau
Microvasculatures-on-a-chip, i.e. in vitro models that mimic important features of microvessel networks, have gained increasing interest in recent years. Such devices have allowed investigating pathophysiological situations involving abnormal biophysical interactions between blood cells and vessel walls. Still, a central question remains regarding the presence, in such biomimetic systems, of the endothelial glycocalyx. The latter is a glycosaminoglycans-rich surface layer exposed to blood flow, which plays a crucial role in regulating the interactions between circulating cells and the endothelium...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337708/intestinal-crypt-organoid-isolation-of-intestinal-stem-cells-in-vitro-culture-and-optical-observation
#17
Yun Chen, Chuan Li, Ya-Hui Tsai, Sheng-Hong Tseng
The isolation and culture of intestinal stem cells (ISCs) was first demonstrated in the very recent decade with the identification of ISC marker Lgr5. The growth of ISCs into crypt organoids provides an in vitro model for studying the mucosal physiology, intestinal cancer tumorigenesis, and intestinal regeneration. Here, we describe two different isolation protocols and demonstrate a fixation method that aids in the confocal observation of the organoids.
March 24, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337539/homer1-vesl-1-in-the-rat-esophagus-focus-on-myenteric-plexus-and-neuromuscular-junction
#18
J Zimmermann, W L Neuhuber, M Raab
Homer1, a scaffolding protein of the postsynaptic density (PSD), enriched at excitatory synapses is known to anchor and modulate group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) and different channel- and receptor-proteins. Homer proteins are expressed in neurons of different brain regions, but also in non-neuronal tissues like skeletal muscle. Occurrence and location of Homer1 and mGluR5 in myenteric plexus and neuromuscular junctions (NMJ) of rat esophagus have yet not been characterized. We located Homer1 and mGluR5 immunoreactivity (-iry) in rat esophagus and focused on myenteric neurons, intraganglionic laminar endings (IGLEs) and NMJs, using double- and triple-label immunohistochemistry and confocal laser scanning microscopy...
March 23, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337063/a-novel-mutation-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-findings-in-fabry-disease
#19
Cumali Degirmenci, Suzan Guven Yilmaz, Huseyin Onay, Melis Palamar, Sema Kalkan Ucar, Meral Kayikcioglu, Mahmut Coker
Fabry disease is a hereditary, X-linked lysosomal storage disease due to a deficiency of the alpha galactosidase A enzyme. Globotriaosylceramide accumulates in tissues and results in multiorgan dysfunction. The most common ocular finding in Fabry disease is cornea verticillata. Increase in conjunctival vascular tortuosity, and cataract may also be seen. Herein, we demonstrate the in vivo confocal microscopic findings of a genetically proven Fabry disease patient with a novel hemizygous R112L mutation in GLA gene...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336559/microvascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-obesity-is-driven-by-macrophage-dependent-hydrogen-sulfide-depletion
#20
Joseph Candela, Rui Wang, Carl White
OBJECTIVE: The function of perivascular adipose tissue as an anticontractile mediator in the microvasculature is lost during obesity. Obesity results in inflammation and recruitment of proinflammatory macrophages to the perivascular adipose tissue that is paralleled by depletion of the vasorelaxant signaling molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the vessel. The current objective was to assess the role of macrophages in determining vascular [H2S] and defining how this impinged on vasodilation...
March 23, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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