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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534963/n-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-iva-promotes-invasion-of-choriocarcinoma
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Kimihiro Nishino, Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Yoko Sekiya, Yoriko Yamashita, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) results from the malignant transformation of placental trophoblasts which secrete human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as do normal placenta or hydatidiform mole. N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase IV (GnT-IV) is a glycosyltransferase which catalyses the formation of β1,4GlcNAc branches on the mannose core of N-glycans. Previous studies reported that β1,4GlcNAc branches on hCG were detected in GTN but not in normal pregnancy or hydatidiform mole. The aim of the present study was to understand the role of GnT-IVa in choriocarcinoma and find the target proteins for GnT-IVa glycosylation which contribute to the malignancy of choriocarcinoma...
May 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534019/migration-of-a-contraceptive-subdermal-device-into-the-lung
#2
Ji Hui Choi, Ha-Yeon Kim, Sung Soo Lee, SiHyun Cho
A single-rod subdermal contraceptive implant is usually located around the insertion site, has been usually known to migrate within less than 2 cm of the insertion site and the true migration over 2 cm has been rarely reported. We report a case of migrated radiopaque subdermal contraceptive implant into lung in a 37-year-old woman. On conducted chest computed tomography, subdermal contraceptive implant was in subsegmental branch in left posterior basal segment of lung. Removal of subdermal contraceptive implant in left posterior basal segment of lung by mini-thoracotomy was performed by a chest surgeon...
May 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528944/structure-analysis-of-a-novel-heteroxylan-from-the-stem-of-dendrobium-officinale-and-anti-angiogenesis-activities-of-its-sulfated-derivative
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Han Yue, Yanqiu Liu, Huanhuan Qu, Kan Ding
Dendrobium officinale Kimura et Migo (Tie-Pi-Shi-Hu), a precious folk medicine exhibiting multiple bioactivities, including antitumor, immune-enhancing and so on. Although evidences showed polysaccharide is one of the major bioactive substances from this herb, several of them were homogenous with fine structures elucidated. In this study, we showed a novel homogeneous heteroxylan obtained from alkali-extracted crude polysaccharide. It composed of arabinose, xylose, glucose and 4-O-methylglucuronic acid (4-MGA) as well as trace amount of rhamnose and galactose in a ratio of 8...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526753/altered-feto-placental-vascularization-feto-placental-malperfusion-and-fetal-growth-restriction-in-mice-with-egfl7-loss-of-function
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Lauretta A Lacko, Romulo Hurtado, Samantha Hinds, Michael G Poulos, Jason M Butler, Heidi Stuhlmann
EGFL7 is a secreted, angiogenic factor produced by embryonic endothelial cells. To understand its role in placental development, we established a novel Egfl7 knockout mouse. The mutant mice have gross defects in chorioallantoic branching morphogenesis and placental vascular patterning. Microangiography and 3D imaging revealed patchy perfusion of Egfl7(-/-) placentas marked by impeded blood conductance through sites of narrowed vessels. Consistent with poor feto-placental perfusion, Egfl7 knockout resulted in reduced placental weight and fetal growth restriction...
May 19, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523566/radial-glia-cells-control-angiogenesis-in-the-developing-cerebral-cortex-through-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling
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Michele Siqueira, Daniel Francis, Diego Gisbert, Flávia Carvalho Alcantara Gomes, Joice Stipursky
Neuroangiogenesis in the developing central nervous system is controlled by interactions between endothelial cells (ECs) and radial glia (RG) neural stem cells, although RG-derived molecules implicated in these events are not fully known. Here, we investigated the role of RG-secreted TGF-β1, in angiogenesis in the developing cerebral cortex. By isolation of murine microcapillary brain endothelial cells (MBECs), we demonstrate that conditioned medium from RG cultures (RG-CM) promoted MBEC migration and formation of vessel-like structures in vitro, in a TGF-β1-dependent manner...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521993/chitosan-oligosaccharides-inhibit-epithelial-cell-migration-through-blockade-of-n-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-v-and-branched-glcnac-structure
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Qingsong Xu, Wenjing Wang, Chen Qu, Jianguo Gu, Heng Yin, Zhihao Jia, Linsheng Song, Yuguang Du
Chitosan oligosaccharides (COS) have been shown to regulate various cellular and biological functions. The aim of this study was to investigate the antimetastatic potency of COS and the underlying mechanism. Here, we established a stably N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V (GnT-V)-overexpressed MCF10A cell line. As expected, GnT-V overexpression greatly promoted cell migration in the transfectants by using wound healing assay. However, the induction in the cell migration was significantly suppressed by an addition of COS...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515858/three-dimensional-optical-coherence-tomography-reconstruction-of-bifurcation-stenting-using-the-szabo-anchor-wire-technique
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Katherine Yu, Harkawal Hundal, Todd Zynda, Arnold Seto
Ostial lesions present unique challenges for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). These lesions are often more calcified, fibrotic, rigid, and more prone to elastic recoil. Intervention on these lesions is associated with higher procedural complications and higher rates of restenosis. Ostial lesions require precise stent placement in the ostium with the absence of side branch compromise. Accurate stent placement in the ostium without side branch compromise is difficult to accomplish with angiography alone...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511132/activity-and-in-vivo-dynamics-of-bacillus-subtilis-disa-are-affected-by-rada-sms-and-by-holliday-junction-processing-proteins
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Carolina Gándara, Daniella K C de Lucena, Rubén Torres, Ester Serrano, Stephan Altenburger, Peter L Graumann, Juan C Alonso
Bacillus subtilis c-di-AMP synthase DisA and RecA-related RadA/Sms are involved in the repair of DNA damage in exponentially growing cells. We provide genetic evidence that DisA or RadA/Sms is epistatic to the branch migration translocase (BMT) RecG and the Holliday junction (HJ) resolvase RecU in response to DNA damage. We provide genetic evidence damage. Functional DisA-YFP formed dynamic foci in exponentially growing cells, which moved through the nucleoids at a speed compatible with a DNA-scanning mode...
May 5, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506999/btbd7-is-essential-for-region-specific-epithelial-cell-dynamics-and-branching-morphogenesis-in-vivo
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William P Daley, Kazue Matsumoto, Andrew D Doyle, Shaohe Wang, Brian J DuChez, Kenn Holmbeck, Kenneth M Yamada
Branching morphogenesis of developing organs requires coordinated but poorly understood changes in epithelial cell-cell adhesion and cell motility. We report that Btbd7 is a crucial regulator of branching morphogenesis in vivo. Btbd7 levels are elevated in peripheral cells of branching epithelial end buds, where it enhances cell motility and cell-cell adhesion dynamics. Genetic ablation of Btbd7 in mice disrupts branching morphogenesis of salivary gland, lung, and kidney. Btbd7 knockout results in more tightly packed outer bud cells, which display stronger E-cadherin localization, reduced cell motility, and decreased dynamics of transient cell separations associated with cleft formation; inner bud cells remain unaffected...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502613/generation-of-a-targeted-expression-system-for-branchless-and-characterization-of-novel-cellular-expression-patterns-of-the-gene-in-drosophila
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Lijuan Du, Amy Zhou, Akshay Patel, Mishal Rao, Kelsey Anderson, Sougata Roy
Fibroblast growth factors (FGF) are essential signaling proteins that regulate diverse cellular functions in developmental and metabolic processes. In Drosophila, the FGF homolog, branchless (bnl) is expressed in a dynamic and spatiotemporally restricted pattern to induce branching morphogenesis of the trachea, which expresses the Bnl-receptor, breathless (btl). Here we have developed a new strategy to determine bnl- expressing cells and study their interactions with the btl-expressing cells in the range of tissue patterning during Drosophila development...
May 11, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502544/first-experience-with-the-double-chimney-technique-in-the-treatment-of-aortic-arch-diseases
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Tun Wang, Chang Shu, Quan-Ming Li, Ming Li, Xin Li, Hao He, Alan Dardik, Jian Qiu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to summarize our initial experience using the double chimney technique to treat aortic arch diseases. METHODS: From December 2009 to October 2016, 23 patients with aortic arch diseases, including 20 acute aortic dissections, 2 aortic arch aneurysms, and 1 type I endoleak after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), were treated using a double chimney technique. An emergent operation was performed in only one patient with an acute aortic dissection for severe left lower extremity ischemia...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492548/inhibition-of-ptp1b-disrupts-cell-cell-adhesion-and-induces-anoikis-in-breast-epithelial-cells
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Bylgja Hilmarsdottir, Eirikur Briem, Skarphedinn Halldorsson, Jennifer Kricker, Sævar Ingthorsson, Sigrun Gustafsdottir, Gunhild M Mælandsmo, Magnus K Magnusson, Thorarinn Gudjonsson
Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) is a well-known inhibitor of insulin signaling pathways and inhibitors against PTP1B are being developed as promising drug candidates for treatment of obesity. PTP1B has also been linked to breast cancer both as a tumor suppressor and as an oncogene. Furthermore, PTP1B has been shown to be a regulator of cell adhesion and migration in normal and cancer cells. In this study, we analyzed the PTP1B expression in normal breast tissue, primary breast cells and the breast epithelial cell line D492...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488588/leaf-inspired-microcontact-printing-vascular-patterns
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Lian Wong, John Pegan, Basia Gabela-Zuniga, Michelle Khine, Kara E McCloskey
The vascularization of tissue grafts is critical for maintaining viability of the cells within a transplanted graft. A number of strategies are currently being investigated including very promising microfluidics systems. Here, we explored the potential for generating a vasculature-patterned endothelial cells (EC) that could be integrated into distinct layers between sheets of primary cells. Bioinspired from the leaf veins, we generated a reverse mold with a fractal vascular-branching pattern that models the unique spatial arrangement over multiple length scales that precisely mimic branching vasculature...
May 10, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484253/human-ancestry-correlates-with-language-and-reveals-that-race-is-not-an-objective-genomic-classifier
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Jennifer L Baker, Charles N Rotimi, Daniel Shriner
Genetic and archaeological studies have established a sub-Saharan African origin for anatomically modern humans with subsequent migrations out of Africa. Using the largest multi-locus data set known to date, we investigated genetic differentiation of early modern humans, human admixture and migration events, and relationships among ancestries and language groups. We compiled publicly available genome-wide genotype data on 5,966 individuals from 282 global samples, representing 30 primary language families. The best evidence supports 21 ancestries that delineate genetic structure of present-day human populations...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477282/implantation-of-carillon-%C3%A2-mitral-contour-system-with-transvenous-left-ventricular-lead-in-place
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T Wengenmayer, J Reinöhl, J Steinfurt, A Mittag, C Bode, J Biermann
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is an established treatment option for chronic heart failure patients with left bundle branch block. Although a concomitant functional mitral regurgitation is often reduced by CRT, many patients need additional mitral valve repair. Placing a CARILLON(®) Mitral Contour System (CMCS) over a transvenous CRT lead is currently not recommended, since both of them are implanted in the coronary sinus (CS). The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of sequential implantation of a transvenous LV lead followed by CMCS implantation, and to assess LV lead performance and possibility of extraction...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473890/evaluation-of-the-morphological-features-of-the-uterine-tubes-during-postnatal-development-in-west-african-dwarf-goats-capra-hircus
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Clifford Nwabugwu Abiaezute, Innocent Chima Nwaogu, Udensi Maduabuchi Igwebuike
The objective of this study was to highlight the postnatal development of the uterine tubes of the West African Dwarf goat from birth to 28 weeks of age by gross examination and light microscopy. There was a caudal migration of the paired uterine tubes from behind the paired kidneys at birth to the pelvic inlet at week 8 of age. Each uterine tube exhibited three segments namely; infundibulum, ampulla and isthmus. A marked flexure, the utero-tubal junction, was the point at which the uterine tubes joined the uterine horns...
2017: Veterinary Research Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473602/wasp-and-scar-are-evolutionarily-conserved-in-actin-filled-pseudopod-based-motility
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Lillian K Fritz-Laylin, Samuel J Lord, R Dyche Mullins
Diverse eukaryotic cells crawl through complex environments using distinct modes of migration. To understand the underlying mechanisms and their evolutionary relationships, we must define each mode and identify its phenotypic and molecular markers. In this study, we focus on a widely dispersed migration mode characterized by dynamic actin-filled pseudopods that we call "α-motility." Mining genomic data reveals a clear trend: only organisms with both WASP and SCAR/WAVE-activators of branched actin assembly-make actin-filled pseudopods...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471293/in-vitro-experimental-model-for-the-long-term-analysis-of-cellular-dynamics-during-bronchial-tree-development-from-lung-epithelial-cells
#18
Masaya Hagiwara, Naomichi Maruta, Moegi Marumoto
Lung branching morphogenesis has been studied for decades, but the underlying developmental mechanisms are still not fully understood. Cellular movements dynamically change during the branching process, but it is difficult to observe long-term cellular dynamics by in vivo or tissue culture experiments. Therefore, developing an in vitro experimental model of bronchial tree would provide an essential tool for developmental biology, pathology, and systems biology. In this study, we succeeded in reconstructing a bronchial tree in vitro by using primary human bronchial epithelial cells...
May 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468945/primary-cilia-control-the-maturation-of-tubular-lumen-in-renal-collecting-duct-epithelium
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Thomas Ernandez, Olga Komarynets, Alexandra Chassot, Soushma Sougoumarin, Priscilla Soulie, Yubao Wang, Roberto Montesano, Eric Feraille
The key role of the primary cilium in developmental processes is illustrated by ciliopathies resulting from genetic defects of its components. Ciliopathies include a large variety of dysmorphic syndromes that share in common the presence of multiple kidney cysts. These observations suggest that primary cilia may control morphogenetic processes in the developing kidney. In this study, we assessed the role of primary cilium in branching tubulogenesis and/or lumen development using kidney collecting duct-derived mCCDN21 cells that display spontaneous tubulogenic properties when grown in collagen/matrigel matrix...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465431/vimentin-fibers-orient-traction-stress
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Nancy Costigliola, Liya Ding, Christoph J Burckhardt, Sangyoon J Han, Edgar Gutierrez, Andressa Mota, Alex Groisman, Timothy J Mitchison, Gaudenz Danuser
The intermediate filament vimentin is required for cells to transition from the epithelial state to the mesenchymal state and migrate as single cells; however, little is known about the specific role of vimentin in the regulation of mesenchymal migration. Vimentin is known to have a significantly greater ability to resist stress without breaking in vitro compared with actin or microtubules, and also to increase cell elasticity in vivo. Therefore, we hypothesized that the presence of vimentin could support the anisotropic mechanical strain of single-cell migration...
May 2, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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