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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919399/a-numerical-model-suggests-the-interplay-between-nuclear-plasticity-and-stiffness-during-a-perfusion-assay
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Solenne Deveraux, Rachele Allena, Denis Aubry
Cell deformability is a necessary condition for a cell to be able to migrate, an ability that is vital both for healthy and diseased organisms. The nucleus being the largest and stiffest organelle, it often is a barrier to cell migration. It is thus essential to characterize its mechanical behaviour. First, we numerically investigate the visco-elasto-plastic properties of the isolated nucleus during a compression test. This simulation highlights the impact of the mechanical behaviour of the nuclear lamina and the nucleoplasm on the overall plasticity...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905174/mathematical-development-and-computational-analysis-of-harmonic-phase-magnetic-resonance-imaging-harp-mri-based-on-bloch-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-nmr-diffusion-model-for-myocardial-motion
#2
Michael O Dada, Babatunde Jayeoba, Bamidele O Awojoyogbe, Uno E Uno, Oluseyi E Awe
Harmonic Phase-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (HARP-MRI) is a tagged image analysis method that can measure myocardial motion and strain in near real-time and is considered a potential candidate to make magnetic resonance tagging clinically viable. However, analytical expressions of radially tagged transverse magnetization in polar coordinates (which is required to appropriately describe the shape of the heart) have not been explored because the physics required to directly connect myocardial deformation of tagged Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) transverse magnetization in polar geometry and the appropriate harmonic phase parameters are not yet available...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903618/biomaterial-cues-regulate-epigenetic-state-and-cell-functions-a-systematic-review
#3
Longwei Lv, Yiman Tang, Ping Zhang, Yunsong Liu, Xiangsong Bai, Yongsheng Zhou
Biomaterial cues can act as potent regulators of cell niche and microenvironment. Epigenetic regulation plays an important role in cell functions, including proliferation, differentiation, and reprograming. It is now well appreciated that biomaterials can alter epigenetic states of cells. Here we systematically reviewed the underlying epigenetic mechanisms of how different biomaterial cues, including material chemistry, topography, elasticity and mechanical stimulus, influence cell functions, such as nuclear deformation, cell proliferation, differentiation and reprograming, to summarize the differences and similarities among each biomaterial cues and their mechanisms, and to find common and unique properties of different biomaterial cues...
September 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878082/lysine-242-within-helix-10-of-the-pseudorabies-virus-nuclear-egress-complex-pul31-component-is-critical-for-primary-envelopment-of-nucleocapsids
#4
Sebastian Rönfeldt, Barbara G Klupp, Kati Franzke, Thomas C Mettenleiter
Newly assembled herpesvirus nucleocapsids are translocated from the nucleus to the cytosol by a vesicle-mediated process engaging the nuclear membranes. This transport is governed by the conserved nuclear egress complex (NEC), consisting of the alphaherpesviral pUL34 and pUL31 homologs. The NEC is not only required for efficient nuclear egress but also sufficient for vesicle formation from the inner nuclear membrane (INM) as well as from synthetic lipid bilayers. The recently solved crystal structures for the NECs from different herpesviruses revealed molecular details of this membrane deformation and scission machinery uncovering the interfaces involved in complex and coat formation...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877489/rupture-dynamics-and-chromatin-herniation-in%C3%A2-deformed-nuclei
#5
Dan Deviri, Dennis E Discher, Sam A Safran
During migration of cells in vivo, in both pathological processes such as cancer metastasis or physiological events such as immune cell migration through tissue, the cells must move through narrow interstitial spaces that can be smaller than the nucleus. This can induce deformation of the nucleus which, according to recent experiments, may result in rupture of the nuclear envelope that can lead to cell death, if not prevented or healed within an appropriate time. The nuclear envelope, which can be modeled as a double lipid bilayer attached to a viscoelastic gel (lamina) whose elasticity and viscosity primarily depend on the lamin composition, may utilize mechanically induced, self-healing mechanisms that allow the hole to be closed after the deformation-induced strains are reduced by leakage of the internal fluid...
September 5, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867898/cortical-oligodendrocytes-in-kaolin-induced-hydrocephalus-in-wistar-rat-impact-of-degree-and-duration-of-ventriculomegaly
#6
Olugbenga Ayodeji Ayannuga, Thajasvarie Naicker
BACKGROUND: Oligodendrocytes are critical to the function of the brain. They generate the myelin sheath which ensures saltatory conduction, which is a more energy saving and efficient means of axonal impulse transmission. Ventriculomegaly results in neuronal degeneration and astrogliosis. PURPOSE: The effect of the degree of ventriculomegaly on oligodendrocyte in kaolin-induced hydrocephalus and the timeline have not been extensively documented, hence this study...
July 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831291/numerical-simulation-of-a-compound-capsule-in-a-constricted-microchannel
#7
John Gounley, Erik W Draeger, Amanda Randles
Simulations of the passage of eukaryotic cells through a constricted channel aid in studying the properties of cancer cells and their transport in the bloodstream. Compound capsules, which explicitly model the outer cell membrane and nuclear lamina, have the potential to improve computational model fidelity. However, general simulations of compound capsules transiting a constricted microchannel have not been conducted and the influence of the compound capsule model on computational performance is not well known...
2017: Procedia Computer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819745/bioassessment-of-the-effluents-discharged-from-two-export-oriented-industrial-zones-located-in-kelani-river-basin-sri-lanka-using-erythrocytic-responses-of-the-fish-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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C K Hemachandra, A Pathiratne
Complex effluents originating from diverse industrial processes in industrial zones could pose cytotoxic/genotoxic hazards to biota in the receiving ecosystems which cannot be revealed by conventional monitoring methods. This study assessed potential cytotoxicity/genotoxicity of treated effluents of two industrial zones which are discharged into Kelani river, Sri Lanka combining erythrocytic abnormality tests and comet assay of the tropical model fish, Nile tilapia. Exposure of fish to the effluents induced erythrocytic DNA damage and deformed erythrocytes with serrated membranes, vacuolations, nuclear buds and micronuclei showing cytotoxic/genotoxic hazards in all cases...
August 17, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814533/dietary-selenium-deficiency-or-excess-reduces-sperm-quality-and-testicular-mrna-abundance-of-nuclear-glutathione-peroxidase-4-in-rats
#9
Ji-Chang Zhou, Shijie Zheng, Junluan Mo, Xiongshun Liang, Yuanfei Xu, Huimin Zhang, Chunmei Gong, Xiao-Li Liu, Xin Gen Lei
Background: Glutathione peroxidase (GPX) 4 and selenoprotein P (SELENOP) are abundant, and several variants are expressed in the testis.Objective: We determined the effects of dietary selenium deficiency or excess on sperm quality and expressions of GPX4 and SELENOP variants in rat testis and liver.Methods: After weaning, male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a Se-deficient basal diet (BD) for 5 wk until they were 9 wk old [mean ± SEM body weight (BW) = 256 ± 5 g]. They were then fed the BD diet alone (deficient) or with 0...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812999/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-sodium-alginate-4-aminosalicylic-acid-based-microporous-hydrogel-for-potential-viscosupplementation-for-joint-injuries-and-arthritis-induced-conditions
#10
Dharmesh R Chejara, Mostafa Mabrouk, Pradeep Kumar, Yahya E Choonara, Pierre P D Kondiah, Ravindra V Badhe, Lisa C du Toit, Divya Bijukumar, Viness Pillay
A microporous hydrogel was developed using sodium alginate (alg) and 4-aminosalicylic acid (4-ASA). The synthesized hydrogel was characterized using various analytical techniques such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance ((13)C-NMR), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Additonal carboxyl and hydroxyl functional groups of 4-ASA provided significant lubrication and stress-triggered sol-gel transition to the conjugated hydrogel...
August 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810706/effects-of-trigonelline-inhibition-of-the-nrf2-transcription-factor-in-vitro-on-echinococcus-granulosus
#11
Wenjuan Qin, Dongfang Guan, Rongji Ma, Rentan Yang, Guoqiang Xing, Hongjuan Shi, Guangyao Tang, Jiajie Li, Hailong Lv, Yufeng Jiang
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of trigonelline (TRG) on Echinococcus granulosus, and to explore the inhibition impact of nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling pathway on E. granulosus protoscoleces. Echinococcus granulosus protoscoleces were incubated with various concentrations of TRG, and then Nrf2 protein expression and its localization in protoscoleces were detected by western blot analysis and immunofluorescence assay, respectively. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) level in protoscoleces was measured using ROS detection kit...
August 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802825/the-role-of-nuclear-mechanics-in-cell-deformation-under-creeping-flows
#12
Francisco Serrano-Alcalde, José Manuel García-Aznar, María José Gómez-Benito
Despite the relevant regulatory role that nuclear deformation plays in cell behaviour, a thorough understanding of how fluid flow modulates the deformation of the cell nucleus in non-confined environments is lacking. In this work, we investigated the dynamics of cell deformation under different creeping flows as a general simulation tool for predicting nuclear stresses and strains. Using this solid-fluid modelling interaction framework, we assessed the stress and strain levels that the cell nucleus experiences as a function of different microenvironmental conditions, such as physical constraints, fluid flows, cytosol properties, and nucleus properties and size...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801801/nuclear-envelope-a-new-frontier-in-plant-mechanosensing
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Kateryna Fal, Atef Asnacios, Marie-Edith Chabouté, Olivier Hamant
In animals, it is now well established that forces applied at the cell surface are propagated through the cytoskeleton to the nucleus, leading to deformations of the nuclear structure and, potentially, to modification of gene expression. Consistently, altered nuclear mechanics has been related to many genetic disorders, such as muscular dystrophy, cardiomyopathy and progeria. In plants, the integration of mechanical signals in cell and developmental biology has also made great progress. Yet, while the link between cell wall stresses and cytoskeleton is consolidated, such cortical mechanical cues have not been integrated with the nucleoskeleton...
August 12, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793917/molluscicidal-activity-and-mechanism-of-toxicity-of-a-novel-salicylanilide-ester-derivative-against-biomphalaria-species
#14
Ping He, Weisi Wang, Benjamin Sanogo, Xin Zeng, Xi Sun, Zhiyue Lv, Dongjuan Yuan, Liping Duan, Zhongdao Wu
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis mansoni is one of the most important, but often neglected, tropical diseases transmitted by snails of the genus Biomphalaria. Control of the intermediate host snail plays a crucial role in preventing the spread of schistosomiasis. However, there is only one molluscicide, niclosamide, recommended by the World Health Organization. Niclosamide has been used for several decades but is toxic to non-target organisms. Therefore, it is necessary to optimize the scaffold of niclosamide and develop novel molluscicides with enhanced potency and decreased toxicity to non-target organisms...
August 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767143/uva%C3%B9-induced-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-red-blood-cells-of-the-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
#15
Alaa El-Din Hamid Sayed
Ultraviolet-A light (UVA) -induced DNA damage and repair in red blood cells to investigate the sensitivity of African catfish to UVA exposure is reported. Fishes were irradiated with various doses of UVA light (15, 30, and 60 min/day for 3 days). Morphological and nuclear abnormalities in red blood cells were observed in the fish exposed to UVA compared with controls. Morphological alterations such as acanthocytes, crenated cells, swollen cells, teardrop-like cells, hemolyzed cells, and sickle cells were observed...
August 2, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763418/tracking-cumulative-radiation-exposure-in-orthopaedic-surgeons-and-residents-what-dose-are-we-getting
#16
Elizabeth B Gausden, Alexander B Christ, Roseann Zeldin, Joseph M Lane, Moira M McCarthy
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the amount of cumulative radiation exposure received by orthopaedic surgeons and residents in various subspecialties. We obtained dosimeter measures over 12 months on 24 residents and 16 attending surgeons. METHODS: Monthly radiation exposure was measured over a 12-month period for 24 orthopaedic residents and 16 orthopaedic attending surgeons. The participants wore a Landauer Luxel dosimeter on the breast pocket of their lead apron...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754008/combination-therapy-of-peg-hm-3-and-methotrexate-retards-adjuvant-induced-arthritis
#17
Jingchao Hao, Xiaodong Wu, Sarra Setrerrahmane, Kun Qian, Yueying Hou, Liting Yu, Chenyu Lin, Qianqian Wu, Hanmei Xu
At present, the early phenomenon of inflammatory angiogenesis is rarely studied in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Previous research found that PEG-HM-3, an integrin inhibitor, possessed anti-angiogenesis and anti-rheumatic activity. In this study, the advantages of inhibiting angiogenesis and immune cell adhesion and migration, as well as the benefits of anti-arthritis effects, were evaluated using a combination of PEG-HM-3 and methotrexate (MTX). In vitro, spleen cell proliferation and the levels of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) in macrophage supernatant were assessed...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753911/morphological-and-molecular-basis-of-cytoplasmic-dilation-and-swelling-in-cortical-migrating-neurons
#18
REVIEW
Yoshiaki V Nishimura, Yo-Ichi Nabeshima, Takeshi Kawauchi
During corticogenesis, neuronal migration is an essential step for formation of a functional brain, and abnormal migration is known to cause various neurological disorders. Neuronal migration is not just a simple movement of the cell body, but a consequence of various morphological changes and coordinated subcellular events. Recent advances in in vivo and ex vivo cell biological approaches, such as in utero gene transfer, slice culture and ex vivo chemical inhibitor techniques, have revealed details of the morphological and molecular aspects of neuronal migration...
July 19, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751206/intravitreal-injection-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-attenuated-photoreceptor-cell-injury-in-a-naio3-induced-age-related-macular-degeneration-rat-model
#19
Suo Qiu, Yantao Wei, Xuezhi Zhou, Zhaoxin Jiang, Ting Zhang, Xintong Jiang, Shaochong Zhang
In most studies, the major supplement docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is administered orally or intraperitoneally. In this study, we proposed to assess the safety and efficacy of the intravitreal injection of DHA in an age-related macular degeneration (AMD) rat model. Different concentrations of DHA were injected into the vitreous body. Histopathology and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL) analysis showed that there was no difference in thickness, observable structure, or apoptosis among the untreated, normal saline, and DHA groups (0...
July 25, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737169/actomyosin-drives-cancer-cell-nuclear-dysmorphia-and-threatens-genome-stability
#20
Tohru Takaki, Marco Montagner, Murielle P Serres, Maël Le Berre, Matt Russell, Lucy Collinson, Karoly Szuhai, Michael Howell, Simon J Boulton, Erik Sahai, Mark Petronczki
Altered nuclear shape is a defining feature of cancer cells. The mechanisms underlying nuclear dysmorphia in cancer remain poorly understood. Here we identify PPP1R12A and PPP1CB, two subunits of the myosin phosphatase complex that antagonizes actomyosin contractility, as proteins safeguarding nuclear integrity. Loss of PPP1R12A or PPP1CB causes nuclear fragmentation, nuclear envelope rupture, nuclear compartment breakdown and genome instability. Pharmacological or genetic inhibition of actomyosin contractility restores nuclear architecture and genome integrity in cells lacking PPP1R12A or PPP1CB...
July 24, 2017: Nature Communications
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