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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166725/-effect-and-related-mechanism-of-mirna-21-on-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-c-kit-cardiac-stem-cells-apoptosis
#1
R Z Zhao, Y Wang, W W Deng, B Shi, X P Long, Z L Wang, W M Chen
Objective: To explored the effect and related mechanism of miRNA-21 on hydrogen peroxide-induced C-kit(+) cardiac stem cells apoptosis. Methods: C-kit(+) cardiac stem cells were isolated from SD rats by the methods of enzyme digestion and magnetic bead. Cells were divided into the following experimental groups: (1) negative control mimics (NCM)group: cells were transfected with negative control miRNA-21 mimics for 48 hours; (2)mimics group: cells were transfected with miRNA-21 mimics for 48 hours; (3) NCM+ H(2)O(2) group: negative control miRNA-21 mimics were transfected into cells for 48 hours and then treated with 100 μmol H(2)O(2) for 2 hours; (4)mimics+ H(2)O(2) group: miRNA-21 mimics were transfected into cells for 48 hours and then treated with 100 μmol H(2)O(2) for 2 hours...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166639/apobec3a-expression-in-penile-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#2
Martina Heller, Elena-Sophie Prigge, Adam Kaczorowski, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Markus Hohenfellner, Stefan Duensing
BACKGROUND: APOBECs (apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing catalytic polypeptides) are cytidine deaminases that have been implicated in the host defense against viruses by blocking viral replication. They have also been shown to play a role in genome hypermutation in several human cancers. An APOBEC3 hypermutation signature has been discovered in cervical cancer, which is intimately associated with infection by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs). At the same time, HPV genomes themselves are subject to DNA editing by APOBECs...
November 23, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163543/interleukin-6-present-in-inflammatory-ascites-from-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients-promotes-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-2-expressing-regulatory-t-cells
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Nirmala Chandralega Kampan, Mutsa Tatenda Madondo, Orla M McNally, Andrew N Stephens, Michael A Quinn, Magdalena Plebanski
Background: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remains a highly lethal gynecological malignancy. Ascites, an accumulation of peritoneal fluid present in one-third of patients at presentation, is linked to poor prognosis. High levels of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in ascites are correlated with tumor progression and reduced survival. Malignant ascites harbors high levels of Tregs expressing the tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2), as well as pro-inflammatory factors such as interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163462/impact-of-preformed-donor-specific-anti-human-leukocyte-antigen-antibody-c1q-binding-ability-on-kidney-allograft-outcome
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Juan Molina, Ana Navas, María-Luisa Agüera, Cristian Rodelo-Haad, Corona Alonso, Alberto Rodríguez-Benot, Pedro Aljama, Rafael Solana
The consolidation of single antigen beads (SAB-panIgG) assay in the detection of preformed anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies has improved transplantation success. However, its high sensitivity has limited the allograft allocation for sensitized patients, increasing their waiting time. A modification of the standard SAB-panIgG assay allows the detection of that subset of antibodies capable of binding C1q (SAB-C1q assay). However, the clinical usefulness of SAB-C1q assay for determining the unacceptable mismatches is under discussion...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162709/ehrlichia-chaffeensis-and-its-invasin-etpe-block-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-by-macrophages-in-a-dnase-x-dependent-manner
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Omid Teymournejad, Mingqun Lin, Yasuko Rikihisa
The obligatory intracellular pathogen Ehrlichia chaffeensis lacks most genes that confer resistance to oxidative stress but can block reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation by host monocytes-macrophages. Bacterial and host molecules responsible for this inhibition have not been identified. To infect host cells, Ehrlichia uses the C terminus of its surface invasin, entry-triggering protein of Ehrlichia (EtpE; EtpE-C), which directly binds the mammalian cell surface receptor glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein DNase X...
November 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158703/vapour-phase-method-in-the-synthesis-of-polymer-ibuprofen-sodium-silica-gel-composites
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Agnieszka Kierys, Patrycja Krasucka, Marta Grochowicz
The study discusses the synthesis of polymer-silica composites comprising water soluble drug (ibuprofen sodium, IBS). The polymers selected for this study were poly(TRIM) and poly(HEMA-co-TRIM) produced in the form of permanently porous beads via the suspension-emulsion polymerization method. The acid and base set ternary composites were prepared by the saturation of the solid dispersions of drug (poly(TRIM)-IBS and/or poly(HEMA-co-TRIM)-IBS) with TEOS, and followed by their exposition to the vapour mixture of water and ammonia, or water and hydrochloric acid, at autogenous pressure...
November 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158151/a-novel-liquid-media-mycobacteria-extraction-method-for-maldi-tof-ms-identification-using-vitek%C3%A2-ms
#7
Erik Moreno, Eric Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Heather Totty, Parampal Deol
A low-cost identification method that can be performed directly from a positive liquid medium culture is needed for the diagnosis of mycobacterial infections. Here, we describe a novel, cost-effective, and validated method that allows for direct and rapid identification of mycobacteria from a positive liquid culture using VITEK® MS with a total process duration under 45min. From a liquid mycobacteria culture a 3.0mL aliquot is removed 24-72h post positivity and centrifuged to create a pellet. After decanting, the tube is blotted dry, the pellet is re-suspended in 0...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158134/the-inflammasome-pathway-is-amplified-and-perpetuated-in-an-autocrine-manner-through-connexin43-hemichannel-mediated-atp-release
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Odunayo O Mugisho, Colin R Green, Dan T Kho, Jie Zhang, E Scott Graham, Monica L Acosta, Ilva D Rupenthal
BACKGROUND: Connexin43 hemichannels have been implicated in many inflammatory diseases including diabetic retinopathy (DR). Particularly, hemichannel-mediated ATP release has been associated with inflammasome pathway activation. Using an in vitro cell culture model, we evaluated hemichannel roles in response to inflammatory cytokines under high glucose (HG) conditions and propose a mechanism by which a connexin43 hemichannel-mediated autocrine ATP feedback loop augments chronic inflammatory disease...
November 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157906/novel-decellularized-liver-matrix-alginate-hybrid-gel-beads-for-the-3d-culture-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#9
Dongsheng Sun, Yang Liu, Huihui Wang, Fei Deng, Ying Zhang, Shan Zhao, Xiaojun Ma, Huijian Wu, Guangwei Sun
Developing reliable three-dimensional (3D) cell culture systems that can mimic native tumor microenvironments is necessary for investigating the mechanism of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) metastasis and screen therapeutic drugs. In the present study, we developed decellularized liver matrix-alginate (DLM-ALG) hybrid gel beads. DLM powder was prepared by optimized decellularization methods and liquid nitrogen grinding. DLM-ALG beads were generated by dropping alginate solution containing DLM powder into a gelling bath...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157597/donor-specific-hla-antibodies-in-predicting-crossmatch-outcome-comparison-of-three-different-laboratory-techniques
#10
J P Peräsaari, T Jaatinen, J Merenmies
The virtual crossmatch, which is based on single antigen bead technology, is used in the prediction of crossmatch results. However, this assay differs in sensitivity and specificity from crossmatch methods. In our study, the results of physical crossmatches, performed with three different methods, were assessed against virtual crossmatch results. The aim was to determine the potential cut-off values for donor specific antibodies (DSA) that would predict the crossmatch results obtained by different methods. The results of different crossmatch techniques were correlated with the virtual crossmatch...
November 17, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157295/single-cell-multiplexed-cytokine-profiling-of-cd19-car-t-cells-reveals-a-diverse-landscape-of-polyfunctional-antigen-specific-response
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Qiong Xue, Emily Bettini, Patrick Paczkowski, Colin Ng, Alaina Kaiser, Timothy McConnell, Olja Kodrasi, Máire F Quigley, James Heath, Rong Fan, Sean Mackay, Mark E Dudley, Sadik H Kassim, Jing Zhou
BACKGROUND: It remains challenging to characterize the functional attributes of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered T cell product targeting CD19 related to potency and immunotoxicity ex vivo, despite promising in vivo efficacy in patients with B cell malignancies. METHODS: We employed a single-cell, 16-plex cytokine microfluidics device and new analysis techniques to evaluate the functional profile of CD19 CAR-T cells upon antigen-specific stimulation. CAR-T cells were manufactured from human PBMCs transfected with the lentivirus encoding the CD19-BB-z transgene and expanded with anti-CD3/anti-CD28 coated beads...
November 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156792/liquid-biopsy-in-colon-cancer-comparison-of-different-circulating-dna-extraction-systems-following-absolute-quantification-of-kras-mutations-using-intplex-allele-specific-pcr
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Vera Kloten, Nadine Rüchel, Nadina Ortiz Brüchle, Janina Gasthaus, Nils Freudenmacher, Florian Steib, Jolein Mijnes, Julian Eschenbruch, Marcel Binnebösel, Ruth Knüchel, Edgar Dahl
Non-invasive molecular analysis of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is a promising application in personalized cancer management, although there is still much to learn about the biological characteristics of ctDNA. The present study compared absolute amounts of KRAS mutated ctDNA and total circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients (n=50) from various stages and healthy controls (n=8) by Intplex allele-specific and digital droplet PCR. In addition, the impact of two prominent extraction techniques (silica-based membrane vs...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155853/novel-chloroacetamido-compound-cwr-j02-is-an-anti-inflammatory-glutaredoxin-1-inhibitor
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Olga Gorelenkova Miller, Kyle S Cole, Corey C Emerson, Dharmaraja Allimuthu, Marcin Golczak, Phoebe L Stewart, Eranthie Weerapana, Drew J Adams, John J Mieyal
Glutaredoxin (Grx1) is a ubiquitously expressed thiol-disulfide oxidoreductase that specifically catalyzes reduction of S-glutathionylated substrates. Grx1 is known to be a key regulator of pro-inflammatory signaling, and Grx1 silencing inhibits inflammation in inflammatory disease models. Therefore, we anticipate that inhibition of Grx1 could be an anti-inflammatory therapeutic strategy. We used a rapid screening approach to test 504 novel electrophilic compounds for inhibition of Grx1, which has a highly reactive active-site cysteine residue (pKa 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155764/multiplex-cytokine-profiling-of-stimulated-mouse-splenocytes-using-a-cytometric-bead-based-immunoassay-platform
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Jason S Lehmann, Amy Zhao, Binggang Sun, Weiping Jiang, Shaoquan Ji
Bead-based immunoassays employ the same basic principle as sandwich immunoassays. Capture beads, which can be differentiated by size and internal allophycocyanin (APC) fluorescence intensity, are conjugated to antibodies specific to a particular analyte. Next, a selected panel of defined capture bead sets is incubated with a biological sample containing target analytes specific to the capture antibodies. A biotinylated detection antibody cocktail is added, which leads to the formation of capture bead-analyte-detection antibody sandwiches...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155747/isolation-of-salmonella-typhimurium-containing-phagosomes-from-macrophages
#15
Saray Gutiérrez, Martina Wolke, Georg Plum, Nirmal Robinson
Salmonella typhimurium is a facultative intracellular bacterium that causes gastroenteritis in humans. After invasion of the lamina propria, S. typhimurium bacteria are quickly detected and phagocytized by macrophages, and contained in vesicles known as phagosomes in order to be degraded. Isolation of S. typhimurium-containing phagosomes have been widely used to study how S. typhimurium infection alters the process of phagosome maturation to prevent bacterial degradation. Classically, the isolation of bacteria-containing phagosomes has been performed by sucrose gradient centrifugation...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155101/type-i-ifn-related-netosis-in-ataxia-telangiectasia-and-artemis-deficiency
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Ersin Gul, Esra Hazar Sayar, Bilgi Gungor, Fehime Kara Eroglu, Naz Surucu, Sevgi Keles, Sukru Nail Guner, Sıddıka Fındık, Esin Alpdündar, Ihsan Cihan Ayanoglu, Basak Kayaoglu, Busra Nur Geçkin, Hatice Asena Sanli, Tamer Kahraman, Cengiz Yakicier, Meltem Muftuoglu, Berna Oguz, Deniz Nazire Cagdas Ayvaz, Ihsan Gursel, Seza Ozen, Ismail Reisli, Mayda Gursel
BACKGROUND: Pathological inflammatory syndromes of unknown etiology are commonly observed in Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) and Artemis deficiency. Similar inflammatory manifestations also exist in STING-associated vasculopathy in infancy (SAVI) patients. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that the inflammation associated manifestations observed in AT and Artemis deficient patients stem from increased type I IFN signature leading to neutrophil mediated pathological damage...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154996/selective-binding-magnetic-separation-and-purification-of-histidine-tagged-protein-using-biopolymer-magnetic-core-shell-nanoparticles
#17
Yang Zhou, Dandan Yan, Shaofei Yuan, Yawen Chen, Emmanuella E Fletcher, Haifeng Shi, Bangxing Han
In previous studies, we synthesized the magnetic core-shell structured Fe3O4/PMG/IDA-Ni(2+) nanoparticles. The Ni(2+) on the surface of nanoparticles provides abundant docking sites for histidine, and the composite nanoparticles showed potential applications in the separation and purification of histidine-tagged (His-tagged) proteins. Meanwhile, the presence of the superparamagnetic core (Fe3O4) in the nanoparticles allows them to be quickly separated and purified by an external magnetic field. Herein, the ability of magnetic nanoparticles to purify His-tagged human superoxide dismutase 1 (hSOD1) was verified...
November 15, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154707/objective-evaluation-of-the-systemic-effects-of-topical-application-of-1-atropine-sulfate-ophthalmic-solution-in-healthy-horses
#18
Rita F Wehrman, Anne J Gemensky-Metzler, Ashley E Zibura, Amelia B Nyhart, Heather L Chandler
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety of topical administration of 1% atropine ophthalmic solution in healthy horses by objectively measuring gastrointestinal transit time. DESIGN Randomized, masked, controlled crossover study. ANIMALS 6 adult geldings. PROCEDURES Horses were randomly assigned (3/group) to first receive topical treatment of the left eye with 1% atropine or artificial tears solution; the right eye was left untreated. After 24 hours of treatment every 6 hours, 200 nontoxic beads were administered to each horse via nasogastric intubation and treatment frequency was decreased to every 12 hours for 4 more days...
December 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153721/preparation-of-ruthenium-iii-ion-imprinted-beads-based-on-2-pyridylthiourea-modified-chitosan
#19
M Monier, D A Abdel-Latif, Ibrahim Youssef
Ru(III) ion-imprinted bio-adsorbent based on 2-pyridylthiourea modified chitosan (Ru-PTCS) had been manufactured, investigated and employed for selective extraction of Ru(III) ions from aqueous medium containing interfering metal ions that maybe coexist and compete with Ru(III) ions. Elemental analysis, FTIR and NMR techniques were performed to characterize the chemical structure of the synthesized polymeric materials. The optimum extraction conditions, selectivity and regeneration efficiency were evaluated via batch experiments...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152306/evaluation-of-two-high-throughput-proteomic-technologies-for-plasma-biomarker-discovery-in-immunotherapy-treated-melanoma-patients
#20
Su Yin Lim, Jenny H Lee, Sarah J Welsh, Seong Beom Ahn, Edmond Breen, Alamgir Khan, Matteo S Carlino, Alexander M Menzies, Richard F Kefford, Richard A Scolyer, Georgina V Long, Helen Rizos
Background: Selective kinase and immune checkpoint inhibitors, and their combinations, have significantly improved the survival of patients with advanced metastatic melanoma. Not all patients will respond to treatment however, and some patients will present with significant toxicities. Hence, the identification of biomarkers is critical for the selection and management of patients receiving treatment. Biomarker discovery often involves proteomic techniques that simultaneously profile multiple proteins but few studies have compared these platforms...
2017: Biomarker Research
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