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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549373/production-of-a-potential-liquid-plant-bio-stimulant-by-immobilized-piriformospora-indica-in-repeated-batch-fermentation-process
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Nikolay Vassilev, Bettina Eichler-Löbermann, Elena Flor-Peregrin, Vanessa Martos, Antonia Reyes, Maria Vassileva
Piriformospora indica, a mycorrhizal-like fungus able to establish associations with roots of a wide range of plants, supporting plant nutrition and increasing plant resistance and tolerance to stress, was shown to solubilise phosphate applied in the form of animal bone char (HABO) in fermentation systems. The process of P solubilisation was caused most likely by proton extrusion and medium pH lowering. The fungal mycelium was successfully immobilized/retained in a polyurethane foam carrier. Further employment of the immobilized mycelium in repeated-batch fermentation process resulted in at least 5 cycles of P solubilization...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549285/environmental-response-to-long-term-mariculture-activities-in-the-weihai-coastal-area-china
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Hongmei Li, Xiaomin Li, Qiang Li, Ying Liu, Jide Song, Yongyu Zhang
The environmental impacts of rapid expansion of mariculture have garnered worldwide attention. China is currently one of the largest countries to engage in this practice. In this study, a representative mariculture zone, the Weihai coastal area in China, was explored to determine the temporal variations in regional nutrients, N/P ratio, dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, chlorophyll a (Chl-a), and cellular abundance of diatoms and dinoflagellates in response to the rapid growth in mariculture activities between 2006 and 2014...
May 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549041/value-of-osteoblast-derived-exosomes-in-bone-diseases
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Min Ge, Yingzhi Wu, Ronghu Ke, Tianyi Cai, Junyi Yang, Xiongzheng Mu
PURPOSE: The authors' purpose is to reveal the value of osteoblast-derived exosomes in bone diseases. METHODS: Microvesicles from supernatants of mouse Mc3t3 were isolated by ultracentrifugation and then the authors presented the protein profile by proteomics analysis. RESULTS: The authors detected a total number of 1536 proteins by mass spectrometry and found 172 proteins overlap with bone database. The Ingenuity Pathway Analysis shows network of "Skeletal and Muscular System Development and Function, Developmental Disorder, Hereditary Disorder" and pathway about osteogenesis...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548956/dalbinol-a-rotenoid-from-amorpha-fruticosa-l-exerts-anti-proliferative-activity-by-facilitating-%C3%AE-catenin-degradation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Xiaohui Zhu, Xin Wu, Jing Cheng, Hongbo Liao, Xiaoqing Di, Lili Li, Rong Li, Yanfang Zhou, Xiangning Zhang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly malignant tumor, and the main cause of treatment failure is malignant proliferation. Aberrations in Wnt/β-catenin signaling are associated with HCC development. Despite the improvements in overall survival made over the past decade from the advent of molecularly targeted therapies, these treatments do not have efficacy in all patients with different pathogeneses. Therefore, there is a demand for novel chemotherapeutic agents for HCC. To this end, we built a natural compound library and screened out a rotenoid named dalbinol from the seeds of Amorpha fruticosa L...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548955/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
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Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548936/mir-650-represses-high-risk-non-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-progression-via-inhibition-of-akt2-gsk3%C3%AE-e-cadherin-pathway
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Chunxian Zhou, Fengyun Cui, Jiali Li, Diyi Wang, Yingze Wei, Ying Wu, Jiping Wang, Hongguang Zhu, Shuyang Wang
Although 5-year survival rate of non-metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) is high, about 10% of patients in stage I and II still develop into metastatic CRC and eventually die after resection. Currently, there is no effective biomarker for predicting the prognosis of non-metastatic CRC in clinical practice. In this study, we identified miR-650 as a biomarker for prognosis prediction. We observed that the expression of miR-650 in tumor tissues had a positive association with overall survival. MiR-650 inhibited cell growth and invasion in vitro and in vivo...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548900/corticosterone-response-as-an-age-specific-mediator-of-nestling-body-mass-in-a-wild-passerine
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Vallo Tilgar, Marianne Lind, Jaanis Lodjak, Kadri Moks
The environment can affect individual performance directly via resource availability or indirectly through resource allocation among competing fitness components, such as body growth and maintenance activities related to short-term survival. Corticosterone (CORT), the main glucocorticoid in birds, may be an important mediator of energy allocation to different organismal functions, but its effect on the plasticity of fitness-related traits has rarely been investigated at different ontogenetic stages. Here, we evaluated the role of baseline and stress-induced CORT on nestling development of wild great tits (Parus major) under different growth conditions and at different developmental stages...
July 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548695/development-of-a-novel-bioabsorbable-implant-that-is-substituted-by-adipose-tissue-in-vivo
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Shuichi Ogino, Naoki Morimoto, Michiharu Sakamoto, Chizuru Jinno, Katsuhiro Yoshikawa, Tatsuki Enoshiri, Yuki Sakamoto, Tsuguyoshi Taira, Shigehiko Suzuki
Recently, adipose tissue has been regenerated by combining scaffolds, growth factors, and/or adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs). However, the safety of growth factors and ASCs has not been confirmed in cancer patients. We reported the regeneration of adipose tissue in the internal space of a polypropylene mesh containing a collagen sponge (CS), without using any growth factors or cells. We herein explored the formation of adipose tissue, using the bioabsorbable implant containing CS, in rats. We prepared the implants without and with CS, using threads of either poly l-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone [P(LA/CL)] or poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), and measured their strengths...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548630/tenogenic-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Tina P Dale, Shazia Mazher, William R Webb, Jing Zhou, Nicola Maffulli, G-Q Chen, Alicia J El Haj, Nicholas R Forsyth
Tendon healing is complex to manage because of the limited regeneration capacity of tendon tissue; stem cell-based tissue engineering approaches may provide alternative healing strategies. We sought to determine whether human embryonic stem cells (hESC) could be induced to differentiate into tendon-like cells by the addition of exogenous bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)12 (growth differentiation factor(GDF)7) and BMP13 (GDF6). hESC (SHEF-1) were maintained with or without BMP12/13 supplementation, or supplemented with BMP12/13 and the SMAD signalling cascade blocking agent, dorsomorphin...
May 26, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548464/control-of-cell-death-and-mitochondrial-fission-by-erk1-2-map-kinase-signalling
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Simon J Cook, Kate Stuart, Rebecca Gilley, Matthew J Sale
The ERK1/2 signalling pathway is best known for its role in connecting activated growth factor receptors to changes in gene expression due to activated ERK1/2 entering the nucleus and phosphorylating transcription factors. However, active ERK1/2 also translocate to a variety of other organelles including the endoplasmic reticulum, endosomes, golgi and mitochondria to access specific substrates and influence cell physiology. In this article we review two aspects of ERK1/2 signalling at the mitochondria that are involved in regulating cell fate decisions...
May 26, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548242/enhanced-root-growth-in-phosphate-starved-arabidopsis-by-stimulating-de-novo-phospholipid-biosynthesis-through-the-overexpression-of-lysophosphatidic-acid-acyltransferase-2-lpat2
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Artik Elisa Angkawijaya, Van Cam Nguyen, Yuki Nakamura
Upon phosphate starvation, plants retard shoot growth but promote root development presumably to enhance phosphate assimilation from the ground. Membrane lipid remodeling is a metabolic adaptation that replaces membrane phospholipids by non-phosphorous galactolipids, thereby allowing plants to obtain scarce phosphate yet maintain the membrane structure. However, stoichiometry of this phospholipid-to-galactolipid conversion may not account for the massive demand of membrane lipids that enables active growth of roots under phosphate starvation, thereby suggesting the involvement of de novo phospholipid biosynthesis, which is not represented in the current model...
May 26, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548231/combination-therapy-with-telmisartan-and-parecoxib-induces-regression-of-endometriotic-lesions
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Anca Nenicu, Yuan Gu, Christina Körbel, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Telmisartan suppresses the development of endometriotic lesions. However, the drug also up-regulates the expression of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2, which has been suggested to promote the progression of endometriosis. Accordingly, we herein analysed whether a combination therapy with telmisartan and a COX-2 inhibitor may be more effective in the treatment of endometriotic lesions than application of telmisartan alone. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Endometriotic lesions were induced in the peritoneal cavity of C57BL/6 mice, which were daily treated with an intraperitoneal (i...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548091/cellular-interplay-via-cytokine-hierarchy-causes-pathological-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-raf1-mutant-noonan-syndrome
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Jiani C Yin, Mathew J Platt, Xixi Tian, Xue Wu, Peter H Backx, Jeremy A Simpson, Toshiyuki Araki, Benjamin G Neel
Noonan syndrome (NS) is caused by mutations in RAS/ERK pathway genes, and is characterized by craniofacial, growth, cognitive and cardiac defects. NS patients with kinase-activating RAF1 alleles typically develop pathological left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), which is reproduced in Raf1(L613V/+) knock-in mice. Here, using inducible Raf1(L613V) expression, we show that LVH results from the interplay of cardiac cell types. Cardiomyocyte Raf1(L613V) enhances Ca(2+) sensitivity and cardiac contractility without causing hypertrophy...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548079/design-of-live-attenuated-bacterial-vaccines-based-on-d-glutamate-auxotrophy
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Maria P Cabral, Patricia García, Alejandro Beceiro, Carlos Rumbo, Astrid Pérez, Miriam Moscoso, Germán Bou
Vaccine development is a priority for global health due to the growing multidrug resistance in bacteria. D-glutamate synthesis is essential for bacterial cell wall formation. Here we present a strategy for generating effective bacterial whole-cell vaccines auxotrophic for D-glutamate. We apply this strategy to generate D-glutamate auxotrophic vaccines for three major pathogens, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. These bacterial vaccines show virulence attenuation and self-limited growth in mice, and elicit functional and cross-reactive antibodies, and cellular immunity...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548041/foxr2-promotes-the-proliferation-invasion-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Sheng-Qiang Lu, Yan Qiu, Wei-Jie Dai, Xiao-Yu Zhang
Forkhead box R2 (FOXR2), a member of the FOX gene family, has not been very well investigated for its role in cancer. A recent study has shown that FOXR2 is highly expressed in breast cancer samples and is associated with poor prognosis. In addition, FOXR2 was identified as an oncogene in medulloblastoma. Nevertheless, whether FOXR2 plays a role in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear. In the present study, we conducted several in vitro and in vivo studies to investigate the expression and effect of FOXR2 in CRC...
May 24, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548040/paqr3-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-tumorigenesis-in-esophageal-cancer-cells
#16
Fang Zhou, Shunchang Wang, Jianjun Wang
Progestin and adipoQ receptor family member III (PAQR3), a member of the PAQR family, is frequently downregulated in different types of human cancer. However, its expression and functions in esophageal cancer are still unknown. This study aimed to explore the expression of PAQR3 in esophageal cancer cell lines and to investigate the role of PAQR3 in the development of esophageal cancer. Our data showed that PAQR3 is expressed in low amounts in human esophageal cancer cell lines. Overexpression of PAQR3 significantly suppressed the proliferation, migration, and invasion of esophageal cancer cells...
May 24, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547921/projections-of-the-number-of-australians-with-disability-aged-65-and-over-eligible-for-the-national-disability-insurance-scheme-2017-2026
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Nicholas Biddle, Heather Crawford
OBJECTIVE: To develop projections of the size of the Australian population aged 65 years and over eligible for disability support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for the decade following its introduction, to support planning and costing of the scheme. METHODS: We estimate disability and mortality transition probabilities and develop projections of the NDIS-eligible, ageing population from 2017 to 2026. RESULTS: An estimated 8000 men and 10 200 women aged 65 years and over will be eligible for support through the NDIS in 2017 (the scheme's first full year), increasing to 48 800 men and 56 900 women in 2026...
May 25, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547807/tnfsf9-exerts-an-inhibitory-effect-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Yuling Shen, Yu Gan, Haifeng Gao, Yingchao Fan, Qing Wang, Hui Yuan, Yanfang Song, Jiadong Wang, Hong Tu
AIM: Tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 9 (TNFSF9), also known as 4-1BBL and CD137L, has been implicated in cancer immunotherapy due to its function as a T cell costimulator. However, little is known about its direct impact on cancer development, particularly for solid tumors. METHODS: The TNFSF9 expression was examined by immunohistochemistry in 106 pairs of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the adjacent non-HCC tissues, and by quantitative PCR and Western blot in HCC cell lines...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547799/the-effects-of-intransitive-competition-on-coexistence
#19
Laure Gallien, Niklaus E Zimmermann, Jonathan M Levine, Peter B Adler
Coexistence theory has been developed with an almost exclusive focus on interactions between two species, often ignoring more complex and indirect interactions, such as intransitive loops, that can emerge in competition networks. In fact, intransitive competition has typically been studied in isolation from other pairwise stabilising processes, and thus little is known about how intransitivity interacts with more traditional drivers of species coexistence such as niche partitioning. To integrate intransitivity into traditional coexistence theory, we developed a metric of growth rate when rare, Δri¯, to identify and quantify the impact of intransitive competition against a backdrop of pairwise stabilising niche differences...
May 26, 2017: Ecology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547797/vitamin-d-receptor-agonists-regulate-ocular-developmental-angiogenesis-and-modulate-expression-of-dre-mir-21-and-vegf
#20
Stephanie L Merrigan, Breandán N Kennedy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pathological growth of ocular vasculature networks can underpin visual impairment in neovascular age-related macular degeneration, proliferative diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity. Our aim was to uncover novel pharmacological regulators of ocular angiogenesis by phenotype-based screening in zebrafish. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: A bioactive chemical library of 465 drugs was screened to identify small molecule inhibitors of ocular hyaloid vasculature (HV) angiogenesis in zebrafish larvae...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
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