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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793205/comprehensive-assessment-of-three-typical-antibiotics-on-cyanobacteria-microcystis-aeruginosa-the-impact-and-recovery-capability
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Yingxiang Du, Jing Wang, Fengyi Zhu, Dina Mai, Zhongrun Xiang, Jianqiu Chen, Ruixin Guo
This innovative study provided a comprehensive evaluation of the effects of three typical antibiotics exposures (cefradine, norfloxacin and amoxicillin) on Microcystis aeruginosa in two periods (exposure and post-exposure) at a new perspective. The results indicated that the irreversible growth inhibition of M. aeruginosa attributed to the norfloxacin in the exposure and the re-exposure stages. In contrast, although the algal cell size recovered to the control level after the exposure of 20 mg/L of cefradine, the significant stimulation on glutathione (GSH) still persisted even if the contaminants were removed...
May 21, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793181/exogenously-applied-spermidine-alleviates-photosynthetic-inhibition-under-drought-stress-in-maize-zea-mays-l-seedlings-associated-with-changes-in-endogenous-polyamines-and-phytohormones
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Lijie Li, Wanrong Gu, Jing Li, Congfeng Li, Tenglong Xie, Danyang Qu, Yao Meng, Caifeng Li, Shi Wei
Drought stress (DS) is a major environmental factor limiting plant growth and crop productivity worldwide. It has been established that exogenous spermidine (Spd) stimulates plant tolerance to DS. The effects of exogenous Spd on plant growth, photosynthetic performance, and chloroplast ultrastructure as well as changes in endogenous polyamines (PAs) and phytohormones were investigate in DS-resistant (Xianyu 335) and DS-sensitive (Fenghe 1) maize seedlings under well-watered and DS treatments. Exogenous Spd alleviated the stress-induced reduction in growth, photosynthetic pigment content, photosynthesis rate (Pn ) and photochemical quenching (qP ) parameters, including the maximum photochemistry efficiency of photosystem II (PSII) (Fv /Fm ), PSII operating efficiency (ФPSII), and qP coefficient...
May 15, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793179/nano-strategies-for-berberine-delivery-a-natural-alkaloid-of-berberis
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Elaheh Mirhadi, Mehdi Rezaee, Bizhan Malaekeh-Nikouei
Berberine, as a phytochemical component of some medicinal Chinese herbs (most frequently Berberis vulgaris), is an isoquinoline alkaloid with many therapeutic effects including anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-diarrhea, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects. Berberine has some significant effects on type 2 diabetes through adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase activation, glycolysis stimulation, and mitochondrial function inhibition which subsequently improves both lipid and glucose metabolism...
May 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793167/improvement-of-neuronal-differentiation-by-carbon-monoxide-role-of-pentose-phosphate-pathway
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Ana S Almeida, Nuno L Soares, Catarina O Sequeira, Sofia A Pereira, Ursula Sonnewald, Helena L A Vieira
Over the last decades, the silent-killer carbon monoxide (CO) has been shown to also be an endogenous cytoprotective molecule able to inhibit cell death and modulate mitochondrial metabolism. Neuronal metabolism is mostly oxidative and neurons also use glucose for maintaining their anti-oxidant status by generation of reduced glutathione (GSH) via the pentose-phosphate pathway (PPP). It is established that neuronal differentiation depends on reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and signalling, however there is a lack of information about modulation of the PPP during adult neurogenesis...
May 15, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793128/convolutional-neural-networks-for-seizure-prediction-using-intracranial-and-scalp-electroencephalogram
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Nhan Duy Truong, Anh Duy Nguyen, Levin Kuhlmann, Mohammad Reza Bonyadi, Jiawei Yang, Samuel Ippolito, Omid Kavehei
Seizure prediction has attracted growing attention as one of the most challenging predictive data analysis efforts to improve the life of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy and tonic seizures. Many outstanding studies have reported great results in providing sensible indirect (warning systems) or direct (interactive neural stimulation) control over refractory seizures, some of which achieved high performance. However, to achieve high sensitivity and a low false prediction rate, many of these studies relied on handcraft feature extraction and/or tailored feature extraction, which is performed for each patient independently...
May 7, 2018: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793057/ellagic-acid-protects-from-myelin-associated-sphingolipid-loss-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Rebeca Busto, Jorge Serna, Aránzazu Perianes-Cachero, Rocío Quintana-Portillo, David García-Seisdedos, Alberto Canfrán-Duque, Carlos L Paino, Milagros Lerma, María E Casado, Antonia Martín-Hidalgo, Eduardo Arilla-Ferreiro, Miguel A Lasunción, Óscar Pastor
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most common model for multiple sclerosis, is characterized by inflammatory cell infiltration into the central nervous system and demyelination. Previous studies have demonstrated that administration of some polyphenols may reduce the neurological alterations of EAE. In this work, we show that ellagic acid, a polyphenolic compound, is beneficial in EAE, most likely through stimulation of ceramide biosynthesis within the brain. EAE was induced in Lewis rats by injection of guinea-pig spinal cord tissue along with Freund's complete adjuvant containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
May 21, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793020/epha2-stimulates-vcam-1-expression-through-calcium-dependent-nfat1-activity
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Steven Daniel Funk, Alexandra C Finney, Arif Yurdagul, Christopher B Pattillo, A Wayne Orr
Endothelial cell activation by proinflammatory stimuli drives leukocyte recruitment through enhanced expression of counter-receptors such as vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1). We previously demonstrated that activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase EphA2 with its ligand ephrin-A1 induces VCAM-1 expression. Here, we sought to characterize the proinflammatory signaling pathways involved. Analysis of over-represented transcription factors in ephrin-A1-induced genes identified multiple potential transcriptional regulators, including the Rel family members nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB/p65) and nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT)...
May 21, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792965/characterization-sulfated-modification-and-bioactivity-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-from-millettia-dielsiana
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Zhonghua Wang, Tongqiang Cai, Xipu He
Millettia dielsiana is a traditional herb medicine to treat rheumatic arthritis and gynecological diseases. In this study, a novel polysaccharide (MDP1) with a molecular weight of 139.54 kDa was isolated from Millettia dielsiana by DEAE-52 cellulose chromatography. Its sulfated derivative (S-MDP1) was prepared by the chlorosulfonic acid-pyridine method. Structural analysis indicated that MDP1 was a pectic polysaccharide and did not exhibit a triple helical conformation. In vitro, MDP1 and S-MDP1 had protective effect on H2 O2 -induced PC12 cells death...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792963/extraction-characterization-and-biological-activity-of-sulfated-polysaccharides-from-seaweed-dictyopteris-divaricata
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Yinxin Cui, Xin Liu, Shufang Li, Limin Hao, Juan Du, DaHai Gao, Qiaozhen Kang, Jike Lu
Dictyopteris divaricata is a kind of important brown algae with many biological activities. It has been receiving more and more attention, yet there are rarely studies done on its polysaccharides. In this study, the optimum extraction and biological activity of seaweed polysaccharides from Dictyopteris divaricata (DDSP) were investigated. Response surface methodology (RSM), based on a three-level, three-variable Box-Behnken design (BBD), was employed to obtain the best possible combinations for maximum polysaccharides yield...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792932/cystine-glutamate-transporter-system-x-c-is-involved-in-nitric-oxide-production-in-mouse-peritoneal-macrophages
#10
Sho Kobayashi, Shinji Hamashima, Takujiro Homma, Mami Sato, Ryosuke Kusumi, Shiro Bannai, Junich Fujii, Hideyo Sato
The amino acid transport system xc - is important for maintaining intracellular glutathione levels and extracellular redox balance. The main component of system xc - , xCT, is strongly induced by various stimuli, including oxidative stress and bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in macrophages. In the present study, we investigated the production of nitric oxide by LPS-stimulated mouse peritoneal macrophages isolated from both xCT-deficient and wild-type mice. After culturing macrophages in the presence of LPS for 24-48 h, nitrite levels in the medium of xCT-deficient macrophages were significantly decreased compared to that of wild-type cells...
May 21, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792899/protective-effect-of-exendin-4-treatment-on-erectile-dysfunction-induced-by-chronic-methylglyoxal-administration-in-rats
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Selvinaz Dalaklioglu, Arda Tasatargil, Nilay Kuscu, Soner Celik, Ciler Celik-Ozenci, Sebahat Ozdem, Ayse Barutcigil, Ikbal Kucukcetin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of chronic exendin-4 (Ex-4) treatment on corpus cavernosum (CC) dysfunction in methylglyoxal (MGO) administered rats. METHODS: Male rats were divided into four groups as control, MGO (75 mg/kg/day in drinking water for 12 weeks), MGO + low-dose Ex-4 (0.1 μg/kg twice daily subcutaneously for 12 weeks concomitant with MGO), and MGO + high-dose Ex-4 (1 μg/kg twice daily subcutaneously for 12 weeks concomitant with MGO)...
May 21, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792887/auditory-priming-improves-neural-synchronization-in-auditory-motor-entrainment
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Jewel E Crasta, Michael H Thaut, Charles W Anderson, Patricia L Davies, William J Gavin
Neurophysiological research has shown that auditory and motor systems interact during movement to rhythmic auditory stimuli through a process called entrainment. This study explores the neural oscillations underlying auditory-motor entrainment using electroencephalography. Forty young adults were randomly assigned to one of two control conditions, an auditory-only condition or a motor-only condition, prior to a rhythmic auditory-motor synchronization condition (referred to as combined condition). Participants assigned to the auditory-only condition (auditory-first group) listened to 400 trials of auditory stimuli presented every 800ms, while those in the motor-only condition (motor-first group) were asked to tap rhythmically every 800ms without any external stimuli...
May 21, 2018: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792867/effects-of-amphetamine-exposure-during-adolescence-on-behavior-and-prelimbic-cortex-neuron-activity-in-adulthood
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Luke K Sherrill, Joshua M Gulley
Repeated exposure to psychostimulants during adolescence produces long-lasting changes in behavior that may be mediated by disrupted development of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system. Here, we tested this hypothesis by assessing the effects of amphetamine (AMPH) and dopamine receptor-selective drugs on behavior and neuron activity in the prelimbic region of the medial prefrontal cortex (PFC). Adolescent male, Sprague-Dawley rats were given saline or 3 mg/kg AMPH between postnatal day (P) 27 and P45. In Experiment 1, locomotor behavior was assessed during adulthood following challenges with a dopamine D1 (SKF 82958) or D2 (quinpirole) receptor-selective agonist...
May 21, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792863/identification-of-immunodominant-cd8-epitope-in-the-stalk-domain-of-influenza-b-viral-hemagglutinin
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Abenaya Muralidharan, Caroline Gravel, Amparo Duran, Louise Larocque, Changgui Li, Adrian Zetner, Gary Van Domselaar, Lisheng Wang, Xuguang Li
Human infections by type B influenza virus constitute about 25% of all influenza cases. The viral hemagglutinin is comprised of two subunits, HA1 and HA2. While HA1 is constantly evolving in an unpredictable fashion, the HA2 subunit is highly conserved, making it a potential candidate for a universal vaccine. However, immunodominant epitopes in the HA2 subunit remain largely unknown. To delineate MHC Class I epitopes, we first identified 9-mer H-2Kd -restricted CD8 T cell epitopes in the HA2 domain by in silico analyses, followed by evaluating the immunodominance of these peptides in mice challenged with the virus...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792848/subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-protects-neurons-by-activating-autophagy-via-pp2a-inactivation-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Ting-Ting Du, Ying-Chuan Chen, Yong-Quan Lu, Fan-Gang Meng, Hui Yang, Jian-Guo Zhang
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is an effective therapeutic strategy for alleviating disability in patients with moderate to severe Parkinson's disease (PD). Preclinical studies have shown that stimulation of the rat STN can protect against nigral dopaminergic neuron loss. However, the underlying mechanism is unclear. To investigate the molecular basis of the neuroprotective effects of STN stimulation, a rat model of PD was established by unilaterally injecting 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) into the striatum...
May 21, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792841/decarboxylation-of-ang-1-7-to-ala-1-ang-1-7-leads-to-significant-changes-in-pharmacodynamics
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Anja Tetzner, Maura Naughton, Kinga Gebolys, Jenny Eichhorst, Esther Sala, Óscar Villacañas, Thomas Walther
The heptapeptide angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) is part of the beneficial arm of the renin-angiotensin system. Ang-(1-7) has cardiovascular protective effects, stimulates regeneration, and opposes the often detrimental effects of Ang II. We recently identified the G protein-coupled receptors Mas and MrgD as receptors for the heptapeptide. Ala1 -Ang-(1-7) (Alamandine), a decarboxylated form of Ang-(1-7), has similar vasorelaxant effects, but has been described to only stimulate MrgD. Therefore, this study aimed to characterise the consequences of the lack of the carboxyl group in amino acid 1 on intracellular signalling and to identify the receptor fingerprint for Ala1 -Ang-(1-7)...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792820/hydrogel-tissue-chemistry-principles-and-applications
#17
Viviana Gradinaru, Jennifer Treweek, Kristin Overton, Karl Deisseroth
Over the past five years, a rapidly developing experimental approach has enabled high-resolution and high-content information retrieval from intact multicellular animal (metazoan) systems. New chemical and physical forms are created in the hydrogel-tissue chemistry process, and the retention and retrieval of crucial phenotypic information regarding constituent cells and molecules (and their joint interrelationships) are thereby enabled. For example, rich data sets defining both single-cell-resolution gene expression and single-cell-resolution activity during behavior can now be collected while still preserving information on three-dimensional positioning and/or brain-wide wiring of those very same neurons-even within vertebrate brains...
May 20, 2018: Annual Review of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792810/optogenetic-inhibition-of-g%C3%AE-q-protein-signaling-reduces-calcium-oscillation-stochasticity
#18
Pimkhuan Hannanta-Anan, Brian Y Chow
As fast terminators of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling, regulators of G-protein signaling (RGS) serve critical roles in fine-tuning second messenger levels and, consequently, cellular responses to external stimuli. Here, we report the creation of an optogenetic RGS2 (opto-RGS2) that suppresses agonist-evoked calcium oscillations by the inactivation of Gαq protein. In this system, cryptochrome-mediated hetero-dimerization of the catalytic RGS2-box with its N-terminal amphipathic helix reconstitutes a functional membrane-localized complex that can dynamically suppress store-operated release of calcium...
May 24, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792748/portal-vein-thrombosis-imaging-the-spectrum-of-disease-with-an-emphasis-on-mri-features
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Reena C Jha, Satinderpal Singh Khera, Amit Dinesh Kalaria
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the classic and uncommon imaging findings of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) (acute, chronic, congenital, and septic thrombus) as visualized on multiple modalities, with an emphasis on MRI findings. Additional aims are to understand the imaging of obliterative portal venopathy and its clinical significance, appreciate morphologic changes of the biliary system that may accompany PVT, and recognize changes in liver enhancement patterns seen with PVT related to the hepatic arterial buffer response...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792723/-experimental-promotion-of-liver-regeneration-after-portal-vein-branch-ligation
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V Liška, V Třeška, H Mírka, O Vyčítal, J Brůha, L Haidingerová, J Beneš, Z Tonar, R Pálek, J Rosendorf
INTRODUCTION: Portal vein embolization or ligation (PVE/PVL) is part of most multi-stage liver procedures in the case of low future liver remnant volume (FLRV). PVE initiates compensatory hypertrophy of non-occluded liver parenchyma. This hypertrophy is stimulated by an increased volume of portal blood in the non-occluded veins. PVE results in adequate FLRV growth necessary for resection only in 63-96% patients. The aim of this publication is to summarize the possibilities of influencing liver regeneration after PVE/PVL in an experiment using cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6), a monoclonal antibody against TGF-β1 (MAB TGF-β1) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC)...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
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