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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236029/fracture-assessment-of-peek-under-static-loading-by-means-of-the-local-strain-energy-density
#1
Mirco Peron, Seyed Mohammad Javad Razavi, Jan Torgersen, Filippo Berto
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has gained interest in many industrial applications due to its high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent heat tolerance and high corrosion resistance. Stress concentrators such as notches and geometrical discontinuities are present in many such components necessitating the reliable assessment of notch sensitivity of PEEK in monotonic tension. Here we evaluate the applicability of the strain energy density (SED) approach for the assessment of the fracture strength of experimentally tested notched geometries subject to corrosion...
December 13, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235987/gene-free-methodology-for-cell-fate-dynamics-during-development
#2
Francis Corson, Eric D Siggia
Models of cell function that assign a variable to each gene frequently lead to systems of equations with many parameters whose behavior is obscure. Geometric models reduce dynamics to intuitive pictorial elements that provide compact representations for sparse in-vivo data and transparent descriptions of developmental transitions. To illustrate, a geometric model fit to vulval development in C. elegans, implies a phase diagram where cell-fate choices are displayed in a plane defined by EGF and Notch signaling levels...
December 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232929/refractive-index-sensor-based-on-a-metal-insulator-metal-waveguide-coupled-with-a-symmetric-structure
#3
Shubin Yan, Meng Zhang, Xuefeng Zhao, Yanjun Zhang, Jicheng Wang, Wen Jin
In this study, a new refractive index sensor based on a metal-insulator-metal waveguide coupled with a notched ring resonator and stub is designed. The finite element method is used to study the propagation characteristics of the sensor. According to the calculation results, the transmission spectrum exhibits a typical Fano resonance shape. The phenomenon of Fano resonance is caused by the coupling between the broadband spectrum and narrowband spectrum. In the design, the broadband spectrum signal is generated by the stub, while the narrowband spectrum signal is generated by the notched ring resonator...
December 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232700/sygl-1-and-lst-1-link-niche-signaling-to-puf-rna-repression-for-stem-cell-maintenance-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#4
Heaji Shin, Kimberly A Haupt, Aaron M Kershner, Peggy Kroll-Conner, Marvin Wickens, Judith Kimble
Central questions in regenerative biology include how stem cells are maintained and how they transition from self-renewal to differentiation. Germline stem cells (GSCs) in Caenorhabditis elegans provide a tractable in vivo model to address these questions. In this system, Notch signaling and PUF RNA binding proteins, FBF-1 and FBF-2 (collectively FBF), maintain a pool of GSCs in a naïve state. An open question has been how Notch signaling modulates FBF activity to promote stem cell self-renewal. Here we report that two Notch targets, SYGL-1 and LST-1, link niche signaling to FBF...
December 12, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232546/breaking-down-barriers-to-chemoresistance-role-of-chemotherapy-induced-osteoblastic-jagged1
#5
Khalid S Mohammad, Theresa A Guise
Bone metastases are incurable. The bone microenvironment has always been a suspect for this clinical enigma, but the exact mechanisms have been unclear. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Zheng and colleagues provide evidence that chemotherapy itself induces chemoresistance of bone metastases, mediated by osteoblast Jagged1-induced tumor Notch signaling.
December 11, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232363/notch-signaling-a-sweet-strategy
#6
Tetsuya Okajima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231515/-reviews-on-acupuncture-for-cellular-signal-transduction-in-spinal-cord-injury
#7
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Jisheng Liu, Hong Zhang, Guilan Huang, Ming Xu, Jian Zhang, Xiuting Yin
Investigating the influence of acupuncture on cellular signal transduction is an efficient pathway to reveal the action mechanism of acupuncture on spinal cord injury (SCI). In this study, the experiment research literature regarding acupuncture for SCI during past 10 years was reviewed and analyzed. As a result, it was found that acupuncture could regulate the expression of the first intercellular messenger as well as the second signal molecules including cyclic adenosine monophosphate, cyclic guanosine monophosphate, Ca2+, nitric oxide to intervene the apoptotic signaling pathway, Rho/Rock signaling pathway, Wnt signaling pathway, MAPK signaling pathway, Notch signaling pathway, etc...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230914/delta-like-4-activates-notch3-to-regulate-self-renewal-in-skeletal-muscle-stem-cells
#8
SiewHui Low, Josephine L Barnes, Peter S Zammit, Jonathan R Beauchamp
Notch signalling is essential to maintain skeletal muscle stem cells in quiescence. The precise roles of the different Notch receptors are, however, incompletely defined. Here we demonstrate a role for Notch3 in the self-renewal of muscle stem cells. We found that Notch3 is active in quiescent C2C12 reserve cells, and Notch3 over-expression and knockdown studies in C2C12 and primary satellite cells reveal a role in self-renewal. The Notch ligand Delta-like 4 (Dll4) is expressed by newly formed myotubes and interaction with this ligand is sufficient to maintain Notch3 activity in quiescent C2C12 reserve cells to prevent activation and progression into the cell cycle...
December 12, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230705/crosstalk-between-tlr4-and-notch1-signaling-in-the-iga-nephropathy-during-inflammatory-response
#9
Xuxiang Sheng, Xiaoyan Zuo, Xihui Liu, Yang Zhou, Xia Sun
PURPOSE: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is an immune complex-mediated disease involved in the kidney disease. Recent studies have revealed that Notch signaling-related genes are aberrantly expressed in various cell types and maybe associate with inflammation-induced carcinogenesis. The aim of our study was to investigate the function of Notch1 in the inflammatory response of IgAN. METHODS: The expression of Notch1, Jagged1 and NICD1 in 52 IgAN renal tissues and 20 control renal tissues was first determined using quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot...
December 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230182/a-network-model-to-explore-the-effect-of-the-micro-environment-on-endothelial-cell-behavior-during-angiogenesis
#10
Nathan Weinstein, Luis Mendoza, Isidoro Gitler, Jaime Klapp
Angiogenesis is an important adaptation mechanism of the blood vessels to the changing requirements of the body during development, aging, and wound healing. Angiogenesis allows existing blood vessels to form new connections or to reabsorb existing ones. Blood vessels are composed of a layer of endothelial cells (ECs) covered by one or more layers of mural cells (smooth muscle cells or pericytes). We constructed a computational Boolean model of the molecular regulatory network involved in the control of angiogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229881/microrna-146-protects-a549-and-h1975-cells-from-lps-induced-apoptosis-and-inflammation-injury
#11
Qiang Wang, Dagang Li, Yuquan Han, Xiaoqian Ding, Tao Xu, Bingjian Tang
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition affecting the lungs, in which pro-inflammatory cytokines are secreted. It has been shown that microRNA-146 (miR-146) is involved in the regulation of immune and inflammatory responses. The present study explored the protective effects of miR-146 overexpression on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated injury in A549 and H1975 cells. In this study, A549 and H1975 cells were transfected with miR-146 mimic or inhibitor, and then were subjected with LPS. Thereafter, cell viability, colony formation capacity, apoptosis, the release of proinflammatory factors, Sirt1 expression, and the expression of NF-κB and Notch pathway proteins were respectively assessed...
December 2017: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229388/lncrna-snhg12-promotes-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis-in-osteosarcoma-by-upregulating-notch2-by-sponging-mir-195-5p
#12
Sheng Zhou, Ling Yu, Min Xiong, Guo Dai
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor and has a high fatality rate in children and adolescents. Recently, an increasing amount of evidence has demonstrated that lncRNAs have crucial roles in regulating biological characteristics in malignant tumors. Therefore, this research was carried out to uncover the biological function and the potential molecular mechanism of SNHG12 in osteosarcoma. In this study, we found that SNHG12 was significantly upregulated in both osteosarcoma tissues and cell lines and osteosarcoma patients with high levels of SNHG12 tended to have a poor prognosis...
December 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228365/notch4-negatively-regulates-the-inflammatory-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-by-inhibiting-tak1-activation
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Ruijuan Zheng, Haipeng Liu, Yilong Zhou, Dapeng Yan, Jianxia Chen, Dapeng Ma, Yonghong Feng, Lianhua Qin, Feng Liu, Xiaochen Huang, Jie Wang, Baoxue Ge
Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection remains a global threat to human health, but knowledge of the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of TB is still limited. Although Notch4, a member of the Notch receptor family, is involved in the initiation of mammary tumors, its function in Mtb infection remains unclear. In this study, we found that Notch4-deficient mice were more resistant to Mtb infection with a much lower bacterial burden and less pathological changes in the lungs...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228002/comparative-cell-cycle-transcriptomics-reveals-synchronization-of-developmental-transcription-factor-networks-in-cancer-cells
#14
Johan Boström, Zuzana Sramkova, Alena Salašová, Helena Johard, Diana Mahdessian, Radek Fedr, Carolyn Marks, Jiřina Medalová, Karel Souček, Emma Lundberg, Sten Linnarsson, Vítězslav Bryja, Petra Sekyrova, Mikael Altun, Michael Andäng
The cell cycle coordinates core functions such as replication and cell division. However, cell-cycle-regulated transcription in the control of non-core functions, such as cell identity maintenance through specific transcription factors (TFs) and signalling pathways remains unclear. Here, we provide a resource consisting of mapped transcriptomes in unsynchronized HeLa and U2OS cancer cells sorted for cell cycle phase by Fucci reporter expression. We developed a novel algorithm for data analysis that enables efficient visualization and data comparisons and identified cell cycle synchronization of Notch signalling and TFs associated with development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227778/the-christmas-notch-a-novel-use-for-the-punch-biopsy-blade
#15
George Rahmani, John L Kelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227558/rna-sequencing-identifies-gene-regulatory-networks-controlling-extracellular-matrix-synthesis-in-intervertebral-disk-tissues
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Scott M Riester, Yang Lin, Wei Wang, Lin Cong, Abdel-Moneim Mohamed Ali, Sun H Peck, Lachlan J Smith, Bradford L Currier, Michelle Clark, Paul Huddleston, William Krauss, Michael J Yaszemski, Mark E Morrey, Matthew P Abdel, Mohamad Bydon, Wenchun Qu, A Noelle Larson, Andre J van Wijnen, Ahmad Nassr
Degenerative disk disease of the spine is a major cause of back pain and disability. Optimization of regenerative medical therapies for degenerative disk disease requires a deep mechanistic understanding of the factors controlling the structural integrity of spinal tissues. In this investigation, we sought to identify candidate regulatory genes controlling extracellular matrix synthesis in spinal tissues. To achieve this goal we performed high throughput next generation RNA sequencing on 39 annulus fibrosus and 21 nucleus pulposus human tissue samples...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227285/shifts-in-podocyte-histone-h3k27me3-regulate-mouse-and-human-glomerular-disease
#17
Syamantak Majumder, Karina Thieme, Sri N Batchu, Tamadher A Alghamdi, Bridgit B Bowskill, M Golam Kabir, Youan Liu, Suzanne L Advani, Kathryn E White, Laurette Geldenhuys, Karthik K Tennankore, Penelope Poyah, Ferhan S Siddiqi, Andrew Advani
Histone protein modifications control fate determination during normal development and dedifferentiation during disease. Here, we set out to determine the extent to which dynamic changes to histones affect the differentiated phenotype of ordinarily quiescent adult glomerular podocytes. To do this, we examined the consequences of shifting the balance of the repressive histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) mark in podocytes. Adriamycin nephrotoxicity and subtotal nephrectomy (SNx) studies indicated that deletion of the histone methylating enzyme EZH2 from podocytes decreased H3K27me3 levels and sensitized mice to glomerular disease...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226075/prediction-of-target-genes-for-mir-140-5p-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-using-bioinformatics-methods
#18
Fangwei Li, Wenhua Shi, Yixin Wan, Qingting Wang, Wei Feng, Xin Yan, Jian Wang, Limin Chai, Qianqian Zhang, Manxiang Li
The expression of microRNA (miR)-140-5p is known to be reduced in both pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients and monocrotaline-induced PAH models in rat. Identification of target genes for miR-140-5p with bioinformatics analysis may reveal new pathways and connections in PAH. This study aimed to explore downstream target genes and relevant signaling pathways regulated by miR-140-5p to provide theoretical evidences for further researches on role of miR-140-5p in PAH. Multiple downstream target genes and upstream transcription factors (TFs) of miR-140-5p were predicted in the analysis...
December 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224781/structural-basis-for-regulated-proteolysis-by-the-%C3%AE-secretase-adam10
#19
Tom C M Seegar, Lauren B Killingsworth, Nayanendu Saha, Peter A Meyer, Dhabaleswar Patra, Brandon Zimmerman, Peter W Janes, Eric Rubinstein, Dimitar B Nikolov, Georgios Skiniotis, Andrew C Kruse, Stephen C Blacklow
Cleavage of membrane-anchored proteins by ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase) endopeptidases plays a key role in a wide variety of biological signal transduction and protein turnover processes. Among ADAM family members, ADAM10 stands out as particularly important because it is both responsible for regulated proteolysis of Notch receptors and catalyzes the non-amyloidogenic α-secretase cleavage of the Alzheimer's precursor protein (APP). We present here the X-ray crystal structure of the ADAM10 ectodomain, which, together with biochemical and cellular studies, reveals how access to the enzyme active site is regulated...
November 30, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223930/frequency-selectivity-in-macaque-monkeys-measured-using-a-notched-noise-method
#20
Jane A Burton, Margit E Dylla, Ramnarayan Ramachandran
The auditory system is thought to process complex sounds through overlapping bandpass filters. Frequency selectivity as estimated by auditory filters has been well quantified in humans and other mammalian species using behavioral and physiological methodologies, but little work has been done to examine frequency selectivity in nonhuman primates. In particular, knowledge of macaque frequency selectivity would help address the recent controversy over the sharpness of cochlear tuning in humans relative to other animal species...
November 28, 2017: Hearing Research
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