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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346520/downregulation-of-mir-139-5p-contributes-to-the-antiapoptotic-effect-of-liraglutide-on-the-diabetic-rat-pancreas-and-ins-1-cells-by-targeting-irs1
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Jin Li, Lei Su, Ying-Ying Gong, Mei-Lin Ding, Shu-Bin Hong, Shuang Yu, Hai-Peng Xiao
Liraglutide is administered as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist for diabetic patients and can protect pancreatic β-cells by inhibiting their apoptosis. MicroRNA-139-5p (miRNA-139-5p) participates in the regulation of cancer cell apoptosis. However, it is not clear whether miR-139-5p contributes to the anti-apoptotic effect of liraglutide in β-cells. The objective of the present study was to investigate the role of miR-139-5p on apoptosis of pancreatic β-cells. MicroRNA levels in pancreatic tissue from diabetic rats and INS-1 cells treated with liraglutide were measured by real-time quantitative RT-PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346215/enhanced-optoelectronic-quality-of-perovskite-films-with-excess-ch3nh3i-for-high-efficient-solar-cells-in-ambient-air
#2
Yunhai Zhang, Huiru Lv, Can Cui, Lingbo Xu, Peng Wang, Hao Wang, Xuegong Yu, Jiangsheng Xie, Jiabin Huang, Zeguo Tang, Deren Yang
The solution-processed polycrystalline perovskite film contributes critically to the high photovoltaic performance of perovskite based solar cells (PSCs). The inevitable electronic trap states at grain boundaries and the intrinsic defects such as metallic lead (Pb0) and halide vacancies in perovskite film cause serious carrier recombination loss. Furthermore, the film can easily decompose into PbI2 in moisture atmosphere. Here, we introduce a simple strategy through a small increase in methylammonium iodide (CH3NH3I, MAI) molar proportion (5%) for perovskite fabrication in ambient air with a ~50% relative humidity...
March 27, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346096/a-novel-multiparametric-drug-scoring-method-for-high-throughput-screening-of-3d-multicellular-tumor-spheroids-using-the-celigo-image-cytometer
#3
Scott Cribbes, Sarah Kessel, Scott McMenemy, Jean Qiu, Leo Li-Ying Chan
Three-dimensional (3D) tumor models have been increasingly used to investigate and characterize cancer drug compounds. The ability to perform high-throughput screening of 3D multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTS) can highly improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of discovering potential cancer drug candidates. Previously, the Celigo Image Cytometer has demonstrated a novel method for high-throughput screening of 3D multicellular tumor spheroids. In this work, we employed the Celigo Image Cytometer to examine the effects of 14 cancer drug compounds on 3D MCTS of the glioblastoma cell line U87MG in 384-well plates...
January 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346093/a-label-free-continuous-fluorescence-based-assay-for-monitoring-ornithine-decarboxylase-activity-with-a-synthetic-putrescine-receptor
#4
Mohamed Nilam, Philip Gribbon, Jeanette Reinshagen, Kathrin Cordts, Edzard Schwedhelm, Werner M Nau, Andreas Hennig
Polyamines play an important role in cell growth, differentiation, and cancer development, and the biosynthetic pathway of polyamines is established as a drug target for the treatment of parasitic diseases, neoplasia, and cancer chemoprevention. The key enzyme in polyamine biosynthesis is ornithine decarboxylase (ODC). We report herein an analytical method for the continuous fluorescence monitoring of ODC activity based on the supramolecular receptor cucurbit[6]uril (CB6) and the fluorescent dye trans-4-[4-(dimethylamino)styryl]-1-methylpyridinium iodide (DSMI)...
January 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345341/positron-annihilation-spectroscopic-investigation-on-the-origin-of-temperature-dependent-electrical-response-in-methylammonium-lead-iodide-perovskite
#5
Joydeep Dhar, Sayantan Sil, Arka Dey, Partha Pratim Ray, Dirtha Sanyal
Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite has appeared as one of the leading materials for realizing solution based high performing optoelectronic devices. The charge properties in this class of material are quite intriguing and still need to be carefully investigated. The temperature dependent electrical property of methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) has been investigated by employing positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) which unambiguously reveals the gradual formation of open volume defects with the enhancement in temperature...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342671/apoptosis-of-peritoneal-leucocytes-during-early-stages-of-fasciola-hepatica-infections-in-sheep
#6
A Escamilla, R Pérez-Caballero, R Zafra, M J Bautista, I L Pacheco, M T Ruiz, M S Martínez-Cruz, A Martínez-Moreno, V Molina-Hernández, J Pérez
Several immunomodulatory properties have been described in Fasciola hepatica infections. Apoptosis has been shown to be an effective mechanism to avoid the immune response in helminth infections. The aim of the present work was to study apoptosis in peritoneal leucocytes of sheep experimentally infected with F. hepatica during the early stages of infection. Five groups (n=5) of sheep were used. Groups 2-5 were orally infected with 200 metacercariae (mc) and sacrificed at 1, 3, 9 and 18days post-infection (dpi), respectively...
March 18, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342001/gli-mediated-keratin-17-expression-promotes-tumor-cell-growth-through-the-anti-apoptotic-function-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinomas
#7
Yurie Mikami, Shinsuke Fujii, Kengo Nagata, Hiroko Wada, Kana Hasegawa, Misaki Abe, Reiko U Yoshimoto, Shintaro Kawano, Seiji Nakamura, Tamotsu Kiyoshima
PURPOSE: Keratin 17 (KRT17) has been suggested as a potential diagnostic marker of squamous cell carcinoma including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The current study was conducted to clarify the function of KRT17 and its expression mechanism in OSCC. METHODS: Immunohistochemical analyses were carried out to examine the expression of KRT17, GLI family zinc finger (GLI)-1, GLI-2, or cleaved caspase-3 in OSCCs. The expression of KRT17, GLI-1, or GLI-2 was investigated among OSCC cell lines, and the effects of loss-of-function of KRT17 or GLI, using siRNA or inhibitor, on the cell growth of the OSCC cell line HSC-2 particularly with respect to apoptosis were examined...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341246/anemone-rivularis-inhibits-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-kinase-activity-and-tumor-growth
#8
Tae-Wook Chung, Jeong-Hee Lee, Hee-Jung Choi, Mi-Ju Park, Eun-Yeong Kim, Sebok Jang, Syng-Ook Lee, Sang Woo Lee, Jin Hang, Li Wan Yi, Ki-Tae Ha
ETHNOPHAMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Anemone rivularis Buch.-Ham. ex DC. (Ranunculaceae) have been used as a traditional remedy for treatment of inflammation and cancer. However, there is no report demonstrating experimental evidence on anti-tumor action of A. rivularis. AIM OF STUDY: The Warburg's effect, preference of aerobic glycolysis rather than oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) even in oxygen rich condition, is focused as one of major characteristics of malignant tumor...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340780/development-of-a-robust-fast-screening-method-for-the-potentiometric-determination-of-iodide-in-urine-and-salt-samples
#9
Ana Machado, Raquel B R Mesquita, Sara Oliveira, Adriano A Bordalo
In this work, a potentiometric flow injection method is described for the fast bi-parametric determination of iodide and iodate in urine and salt samples. The developed methodology aimed for iodine speciation with a potentially portable system (running on batteries). The iodate reduction to iodide was effectively attained in line within the same manifold. The iodide determination was accomplished in the dynamic range of 2.50×10(-6)-1.00×10(-3)M and the total iodine dynamic range, resulted from iodide plus iodate, was 3...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340756/simultaneous-quantification-of-iodine-and-high-valent-metals-via-icp-ms-under-acidic-conditions-in-complex-matrices
#10
Kristina Brix, Christina Hein, Jonas Michael Sander, Ralf Kautenburger
The determination of iodine as a main fission product (especially the isotopes I-129 and I-131) of stored HLW in a disposal beside its distribution as a natural ingredient of many different products like milk, food and seawater is a matter of particular interest. The simultaneous ICP-MS determination of iodine as iodide together with other elements (especially higher valent metal ions) relevant for HLW is analytically very problematic. A reliable ICP-MS quantification of iodide must be performed at neutral or alkaline conditions in contrast to the analysis of metal ions which are determined in acidic pH ranges...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340693/protective-effects-of-bezafibrate-against-elaidic-acid-induced-accumulation-of-lipid-droplets-in-monocytic-cells
#11
S Haj Ahmed, W Kharroubi, A Zarrouk, F Brahmi, T Nury, G Lizard, M Hammami
Some factors related to diet, such as trans fatty acids (TFA), are known to be involved in the progression of atherosclerosis in humans. Thus, the aim of our study was (i) to evaluate the effects of three dietary free fatty acids (FFA) (elaidic (EA), oleic (OA) and palmitic acid (PA)) on U937 human monocytes, and (ii) to study the eventual benefits of bezafibrate (BZF), a pan-agonist for PPAR isoforms (α, γ and δ) in U937 cells treated with FFA. Morphologic and functional changes were investigated by microscopic and flow cytometric methods...
January 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338317/kinetics-and-mechanism-of-the-oxidation-of-thiourea-dioxide-by-iodine-in-a-slightly-acidic-medium
#12
Li Xu, László Valkai, Alena A Kuznetsova, Sergei V Makarov, Attila K Horváth
The thiourea dioxide (TDO)-iodine reaction was investigated spectrophotometrically monitoring the consumption of total amount of iodine at 468 nm, at T = 25.0 ± 0.1 °C, and at 0.5 M ionic strength in buffered slightly acidic medium. The nitrogen- and carbon-containing products were found to be ammonium ion and dissolved carbon dioxide, respectively, while from sulfur part sulfate ion was exclusively detected, when fresh TDO solution was used. The stoichiometry of the reaction was established as 2I2 + TDO + 4H2O → SO4(2-) + 2NH4(+) + 4I(-) + CO2 + 4H(+) indicating a strict 2:1 stoichiometric ratio...
March 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335779/activity-of-amp2041-against-human-and-animal-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-clinical-isolates
#13
Clotilde Silvia Cabassi, Andrea Sala, Davide Santospirito, Giovanni Loris Alborali, Edoardo Carretto, Giovanni Ghibaudo, Simone Taddei
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to public health. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a relevant pathogen causing human and animal infections, frequently displaying high levels of resistance to commonly used antimicrobials. The increasing difficulty to develop new effective antibiotics have discouraged investment in this area and only a few new antibiotics are currently under development. An approach to overcome antibiotic resistance could be based on antimicrobial peptides since they offer advantages over currently used microbicides...
March 23, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335402/2-hydroxymelatonin-a-predominant-hydroxylated-melatonin-metabolite-in-plants-shows-antitumor-activity-against-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
#14
Yi Yang, Rui Zhou, So-Yeon Park, Kyoungwhan Back, Woo Kyun Bae, Kyung Keun Kim, Hangun Kim
2-Hydroxymelatonin is a predominant hydroxylated melatonin metabolite in plants. To investigate whether it has potent cytotoxic effects on colorectal cancer cells, four colorectal cancer cell lines, Caco2, HCT116, DLD1, and CT26, were treated with 2-hydroxymelatonin and melatonin. 2-Hydroxymelatonin had a much lower IC50 value than melatonin in the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. The cytotoxic effect of 2-hydroxymelatonin was much stronger than that of melatonin at high concentrations (1000 or 2000 μM) in HCT116, DLD1, and CT26 cells, but only at intermediate concentrations (250 or 500 μM) in Caco2 cells...
March 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334669/distribution-and-sea-to-air-flux-of-isoprene-in-the-east-china-sea-and-the-south-yellow-sea-during-summer
#15
Jian-Long Li, Hong-Hai Zhang, Gui-Peng Yang
Spatial distribution and sea-to-air flux of isoprene in the East China Sea and the South Yellow Sea in July 2013 were investigated. This study is the first to report the concentrations of isoprene in the China marginal seas. Isoprene concentrations in the surface seawater during summer ranged from 32.46 to 173.5 pM, with an average of 83.62 ± 29.22 pM. Distribution of isoprene in the study area was influenced by the diluted water from the Yangtze River, which stimulated higher in-situ phytoplankton production of isoprene rather than direct freshwater input...
March 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334538/modelling-studies-of-inhomogeneity-effects-during-laser-flash-photolysis-experiments-a-reaction-diffusion-approach
#16
Eva Doka, Gabor Lente
This works present a rigorous mathematical study of the effect of unavoidable inhomogeneities in laser flash photolysis experiments. There are two different kinds of inhomegenities: the first arises from diffusion, whereas the second one has geometric origins (the shapes of the excitation and detection light beams). Both of these are taken into account in our reported model, which gives rise to a set of reaction-diffusion type partial differential equations. These equations are solved by a specially developed finite volume method...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334455/ceric-cyclopentadienides-bearing-alkoxy-aryloxy-chlorido-or-iodido-co-ligands
#17
Reiner Anwander, David Schneider, Frank Edelmann, Nicole Harmgarth
A series of heteroleptic tris(cyclopentadienyl) CeIV complexes has been isolated and crystallographically characterized, implying a broad accessibility of such organocerium(IV) compounds. The oxidation of complexes CpMe3Ce(thf) and Cp'3Ce(thf) (CpMe = C5H4Me, Cp' = C5H4SiMe3), bearing monosubstituted electron-poor cyclopentadienyl ligands, with either 0.5 equiv. 1,4-benzoquinone or C2Cl6 gave the cerium(IV) hydroquinolate and chloride complexes CpMe3Ce(OC6H4O)CeCpMe3, Cp'3Ce(OC6H4O)CeCp'3, as well as CpMe3CeCl and Cp'3CeCl, respectively...
March 23, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333466/covalent-modification-of-glassy-carbon-surfaces-by-electrochemical-grafting-of-aryl-iodides
#18
Line Koefoed, Steen U Pedersen, Kim Daasbjerg
The reduction of an aryl iodide is generally believed to involve a clean-cut two-electron reduction to produce an aryl anion and iodide. This is in contradiction to what is observed if a highly efficient grafting agent, such as an aryldiazonium salt, is employed. The difference in behavior is explained by the much more extreme potentials required for reducing an aryl iodide, which facilitates the further reduction of the aryl radical formed as an intermediate. However, in this study we disclose that electrografting of aryl iodides is indeed possible upon extended voltammetric cycling...
March 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332848/stereoselective-palladium-catalyzed-decarboxylative-%C3%AE-arylation-of-acyclic-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-unsaturated-carboxylic-acids
#19
Ina Scheipers, Eva Koch, Armido Studer
Palladium-catalyzed γ-arylation of acyclic β,γ-unsaturated carboxylic acids with various aryl iodides is reported. The cascade comprises a decarboxylative γ-palladation of β,γ-unsaturated α,α'-disubstituted carboxylic acids and subsequent C(sp(2))-C(sp(3)) bond formation to provide diaryl vinyl methanes in moderate to good yields and high E/Z-selectivities. Reaction with an enantiomerically pure acid revealed that the process occurs with high stereospecificity.
March 23, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328147/effect-of-needle-diameter-on-the-viability-of-equine-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#20
Hayley M Lang, Lauren V Schnabel, Jennifer M Cassano, Lisa A Fortier
OBJECTIVES: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are frequently delivered via needle injection for treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of needle diameter on the viability of MSCs. METHODS: Equine bone marrow-derived MSCs from 5 horses were suspended in PBS, and held at room temperature for 7 hours to mimic shipping conditions. Two replicate samples for each needle size (20, 22, 23, or 25-gauge [ga]) were aspirated into a 3 mL syringe and re-injected into the holding vial 3 times, to reproduce the resuspension of cells prior to injection in clinical cases...
March 22, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
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