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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433158/characterization-of-a-sulfated-galactoglucan-from-antrodia-cinnamomea-and-its-anticancer-mechanism-via-tgf%C3%AE-fak-slug-axis-suppression
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Mei-Kuang Lu, Tung-Yi Lin, Chun-Hao Hu, Chi-Hsein Chao, Chia-Chuan Chang, Hsien-Yeh Hsu
A sulfated 1,4-β-d-galactoglucan (B86-III) with 1,6-branches was isolated and identified from Antrodia cinnamomea. The repeating unit of B86-III was proposed based on one-dimensional 1D ((1)H, (13)C and DEPT-135) and 2D (DQF-COSY, TOCSY, HSQC and HMBC) NMR spectra. The conformation of the sugars was hypothesized to be a rare boat form instead of a (4)C1 chair form. The sulfate substitutions were suggested to be on the C-2 and C-3 positions, resulting in the following structure: B86-III inhibited the viability of H1975 lung cancer cells via cell apoptosis, including the activation of caspase 3 and PARP...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418837/rapamycin-promotes-differentiation-increasing-%C3%AE-iii-tubulin-neun-and-neurod-while-suppressing-nestin-expression-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Michela Ferrucci, Francesca Biagioni, Paola Lenzi, Stefano Gambardella, Rosangela Ferese, Maria Teresa Calierno, Alessandra Falleni, Alfonso Grimaldi, Alessandro Frati, Vincenzo Esposito, Cristina Limatola, Francesco Fornai
Glioblastoma cells feature mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) up-regulation which relates to a variety of effects such as: lower survival, higher infiltration, high stemness and radio- and chemo-resistance. Recently, it was demonstrated that mTOR may produce a gene shift leading to altered protein expression. Therefore, in the present study we administered different doses of the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin to explore whether the transcription of specific genes are modified. By using a variety of methods we demonstrate that rapamycin stimulates gene transcription related to neuronal differentiation while inhibiting stemness related genes such as nestin...
March 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414976/glucose-sensitive-self-healing-hydrogel-as-sacrificial-materials-to-fabricate-vascularized-constructs
#3
Ting-Chen Tseng, Fu-Yu Hsieh, Patrick Theato, Yen Wei, Shan-Hui Hsu
A major challenge in tissue engineering is the lack of proper vascularization. Although various approaches have been used to build vascular network in a tissue engineering construct, there remain some drawbacks. Herein, a glucose-sensitive self-healing hydrogel are employed as sacrificial materials to fabricate branched tubular channels within a construct. The hydrogel composes of mainly reversibly crosslinked poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate and dithiothreitol with borax as the glucose-sensitive motif. The hydrogel is injectable and mechanically strong after injection...
April 9, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403110/a-feasibility-study-of-digital-single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedure-with-videos
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Miyuki Imanishi, Takeshi Ogura, Yoshitaka Kurisu, Saori Onda, Wataru Takagi, Atsushi Okuda, Akira Miyano, Mio Amano, Nobu Nishioka, Daisuke Masuda, Kazuhide Higuchi
Recently, the novel SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization system (SPY DS) has become available. This system offers several advantages over the conventional SPYGlass system. This study evaluated the clinical feasibility and efficacy of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for biliary disorder using SPY DS.In this retrospective study, consecutive patients who had biliary disorder were enrolled between November 2015 and February 2016. All patients could not be diagnosed or treated by standard endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in our hospital or at another hospital...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396980/median-pericallosal-artery-with-double-proximal-origin-case-report-and-clinical-consideration
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Maryna A Kornieieva, Azmy M Hadidy, Suzan H Hinno
A 76-year-old male patient underwent magnetic resonance angiography of the head and neck vessels due to a recent incident of transitory ischemic attack. Cerebral angiogram uncovered the double proximal origin of the median unpaired pericallosal artery from the duplicated anterior communicating complex. The vessel curved around the corpus callosum and irrigated the paracentral lobule and the medial parietal cortical areas. The main trunks of the anterior cerebral arteries showed a branching pattern of the marginal callosal arteries, supplying orbital and frontal territories...
April 10, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387977/ex-vivo-analysis-of-the-contribution-of-fgf10-cells-to-airway-smooth-muscle-cell-formation-during-early-lung-development
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Elie El Agha, Vahid Kheirollahi, Alena Moiseenko, Werner Seeger, Saverio Bellusci
BACKGROUND: Airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) have been widely studied during embryonic lung development. These cells have been shown to control epithelial bifurcation during branching morphogenesis. Fibroblast growth factor 10-positive (FGF10(+) ) cells, originally residing in the submesothelial mesenchyme, contribute to ASMC formation in the distal lung. The reported work aims at monitoring the response of FGF10(+) progenitors and differentiated ASMCs to growth factor treatment in real time using lineage tracing in the background of an air-liquid interface culture system...
April 7, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387863/neutral-genetic-processes-influence-mhc-evolution-in-threatened-gopher-tortoises-gopherus-polyphemus
#7
Jean P Elbers, Rachel W Clostio, Sabrina S Taylor
Levels of adaptive genetic variation influence how species deal with environmental and ecological change, but these levels are frequently inferred using neutral genetic markers. Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes play a key role in the adaptive branch of the immune system and have been used extensively to estimate levels of adaptive genetic variation. Parts of the peptide binding region, sites where MHC molecules directly interact with pathogen and self-proteins, were sequenced from a MHC class I (95/441 tortoises) and class II (245/441 tortoises) gene in threatened and non-threatened populations of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus), and adaptive genetic variation at MHC genes was compared to neutral genetic variation derived from 10 microsatellite loci (441 tortoises)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387611/thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-single-double-chimney-technique-for-aortic-arch-pathologies
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Tun Wang, Chang Shu, Ming Li, Quan-Ming Li, Xin Li, Jian Qiu, Kun Fang, Alan Dardik, Chen-Zi Yang
PURPOSE: To summarize a single-center experience using the single/double chimney technique in association with thoracic endovascular aortic repairs (TEVAR) for aortic arch pathologies. METHODS: From November 2007 to March 2016, 122 patients (mean age 50.4±12.7 years, range 29-80; 92 men) with aortic arch pathologies underwent TEVAR combined with single (n=101) or double (n=21) chimney grafts to reconstruct the supra-aortic branches: 21 innominate arteries, 114 left common carotid arteries, and 8 left subclavian arteries (LSA)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377082/comparative-analysis-of-native-and-permethylated-human-milk-oligosaccharides-by-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Stéphanie Oursel, Sophie Cholet, Christophe Junot, François Fenaille
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) represent the third most abundant components of milk after lactose and lipids. HMOs are indigestible by the suckling infant but can act as prebiotics and have significant biological functions regarding the organism defense against pathogens (such as bacteria or viruses) by preventing interactions with their receptors. Although constituted of only five distinct monosaccharide building blocks, HMOs are highly structurally diverse compounds with many co-existing structural isomers...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376705/a-double-nellix-and-chimney-covered-stents-challenging-treatment-of-pararenal-aortic-aneurysm
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Nazzareno Stella, Roberta Ficarelli, Raffaele Dito, Domitilla Brancadoro, Michele Rossi, Maurizio Taurino
A 77-year-old male patient presented with a symptomatic, 66-mm pararenal aortic aneurysm. The patient was classified as unsuitable for open surgery due to significant comorbidities. Fenestrated or branched endografts were contraindicated due to the poor iliac access (6 mm diameter). A double Nellix with chimney endovascular aneurysm sealing (ChEVAS) technique was selected to exclude the pararenal aortic aneurysm and to preserve renal arteries and the superior mesenteric artery. Technical preplanning considered the ideal proximal landing zone to be close to the origin of the almost occluded celiac trunk and the distal common iliac arteries as the ideal distal landing zone...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376260/cdc42-regulates-branching-in-angiogenic-sprouting-in-vitro
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Duc-Huy T Nguyen, Lin Gao, Alec Wong, Christopher S Chen
OBJECTIVES: The morphogenetic events that occur during angiogenic sprouting involve several members of the Rho family of GTPases, including Cdc42. However, the precise roles of Cdc42 in angiogenic sprouting have been difficult to elucidate owing to the lack of models to study these events in vitro. Here, we aim to identify the roles of Cdc42 in branching morphogenesis in angiogenesis. METHODS: Using a 3D biomimetic model of angiogenesis in vitro, where endothelial cells were seeded inside a cylindrical channel within collagen gel and sprouted from the channel in response to a defined biochemical gradient of angiogenic factors, we inhibited Cdc42 activity with a small molecule inhibitor ML141 and examined the effects of Cdc42 on the morphogenetic processes of angiogenic sprouting...
April 4, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371727/spreading-properties-of-cosmetic-emollients-use-of-synthetic-skin-surface-to-elucidate-structural-effect
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Marine Douguet, Céline Picard, Géraldine Savary, Fabien Merlaud, Nathalie Loubat-Bouleuc, Michel Grisel
The study focuses on the impact of structural and physicochemical properties of emollients on their spreadability. Fifty-three emollients, among which esters, silicones, vegetable and mineral oils, have been characterized. Their viscosity, surface tension, density and spreadability have been measured. Vitro-skin(®), an artificial skin substitute, was used as an artificial porous substrate to measure spreadability. Two different methods have been selected to characterize spreadability, namely contact angle and spreading value...
March 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366661/synthetic-triterpenoids-inhibit-gsk3%C3%AE-activity-and-localization-and-affect-focal-adhesions-and-cell-migration
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Ciric To, Ashbeel Roy, Eddie Chan, Marco A M Prado, Gianni M Di Guglielmo
Synthetic triterpenoids are a class of anti-cancer compounds that target many cellular functions, including apoptosis and cell growth in both cell culture and animal models. We have shown that triterpenoids inhibit cell migration in part by interfering with Arp2/3-dependent branched actin polymerization in lamellipodia (To et al., 2010). Our current studies reveal that Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 beta (GSK3β), a kinase that regulates many cellular processes, including cell adhesion dynamics, is a triterpenoid-binding protein...
March 30, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365788/the-magnetic-map-sense-and-its-use-in-fine-tuning-the-migration-programme-of-birds
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D Heyers, D Elbers, M Bulte, F Bairlein, H Mouritsen
The Earth's magnetic field is one of several natural cues, which migratory birds can use to derive directional ("compass") information for orientation on their biannual migratory journeys. Moreover, magnetic field effects on prominent aspects of the migratory programme of birds, such as migratory restlessness behaviour, fuel deposition and directional orientation, implicate that geomagnetic information can also be used to derive positional ("map") information. While the magnetic "compass" in migratory birds is likely to be based on radical pair-forming molecules embedded in their visual system, the sensory correlates underlying a magnetic "map" sense currently remain elusive...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363782/fyn-regulates-multipolar-bipolar-transition-and-neurite-morphogenesis-of-migrating-neurons-in-the-developing-neocortex
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Yingxue Huang, Guohong Li, Lei An, Yanle Fan, Xinran Cheng, Xuzhao Li, Yupeng Yin, Rihua Cong, Shulin Chen, Shanting Zhao
Fyn is a non-receptor protein tyrosine kinase that belongs to Src family kinases. Fyn plays a critical role in neuronal migration, but the mechanism remains unclear. Here, we reported that suppression of Fyn expression in mouse cerebral cortex led to migration defects of both early-born and late-born neurons. Morphological analysis showed that loss of Fyn function impaired multipolar-bipolar transition of newly generated neurons and neurite formation in the early phase of migration. Moreover, Fyn inhibition increased the length of leading process and decreased the branching number of the migrating cortical neurons...
March 29, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361032/radiographic-and-computed-tomography-monitoring-of-a-fractured-needle-fragment-in-the-mandibular-branch
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Maria Isabel de Oliveira E Britto Villalobos, Thaisa Cristina Gomes Ferreira Leite, Samila Gonçalves Barra, Daniela Teresa Pinto da Cunha Werneche, Flavio Ricardo Manzi, Claudia Assunção E Alves Cardoso
Some complications can arise with the usage of local anesthesia for dental procedures, including the fracture of needles in the patient. This is a rare incident, usually caused by the patient's sudden movements during anesthetic block. Its complications are not common, but can include pain, trismus, inflammation in the region, difficulty in swallowing, and migration of the object, which is the least common but has the ability to cause more serious damage to the patient. This report describes a case in which, after the fracture of the anesthetic needle used during alveolar nerve block for exodontia of the left mandibular third molar, the fragment moved significantly in the first 2 months, before stabilizing after the third month of radiographic monitoring...
March 2017: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348255/the-temporal-basis-of-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Katie Bentley, Shilpa Chakravartula
The process of new blood vessel growth (angiogenesis) is highly dynamic, involving complex coordination of multiple cell types. Though the process must carefully unfold over time to generate functional, well-adapted branching networks, we seldom hear about the time-based properties of angiogenesis, despite timing being central to other areas of biology. Here, we present a novel, time-based formulation of endothelial cell behaviour during angiogenesis and discuss a flurry of our recent, integrated in silico/in vivo studies, put in context to the wider literature, which demonstrate that tissue conditions can locally adapt the timing of collective cell behaviours/decisions to grow different vascular network architectures...
May 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343126/pi3k-signaling-in-cancer-beyond-akt
#18
REVIEW
Evan C Lien, Christian C Dibble, Alex Toker
The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway is one of the most frequently altered pathways in human cancer and has a critical role in driving tumor initiation and progression. Although PI3K and its lipid product phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate (PIP3) have been shown to activate multiple downstream signaling proteins, the vast majority of studies have focused on the protein kinase AKT as the dominant effector of PI3K signaling. However, recent studies have demonstrated many contexts under which other PIP3-dependent signaling proteins critically contribute to cancer progression, illustrating the importance of understanding AKT-independent signaling downstream of PI3K...
March 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341833/large-scale-crustal-block-extrusion-during-late-alpine-collision
#19
Marco Herwegh, Alfons Berger, Roland Baumberger, Philip Wehrens, Edi Kissling
The crustal-scale geometry of the European Alps has been explained by a classical subduction-scenario comprising thrust-and-fold-related compressional wedge tectonics and isostatic rebound. However, massive blocks of crystalline basement (External Crystalline Massifs) vertically disrupt the upper-crustal wedge. In the case of the Aar massif, top basement vertically rises for >12 km and peak metamorphic temperatures increase along an orogen-perpendicular direction from 250 °C-450 °C over horizontal distances of only <15 km (Innertkirchen-Grimselpass), suggesting exhumation of midcrustal rocks with increasing uplift component along steep vertical shear zones...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340528/znfe2o4-nanotapers-slag-assistant-growth-and-enhanced-photoelectrochemical-efficiency
#20
Xuefeng She, Zhuo Zhang
In this study, ZnFe2O4 (ZFO) nanotapers are fabricated on the ZnO nanorods (NRs) by recycling rare-earth oxide (REO) slag as the iron source, which thereby exhibits dramatically enhanced photoelectrochemical (PEC) efficiency. Our studies demonstrate that the electron-hole separation and charge migration can be facilitated by the cascade band alignment of ZFO and ZnO and the branched nanotaper structures. Not only the iron source, the slag particles can also act as the passivation layers, leading to improved electron lifetime and significant PEC enhancement...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
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