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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345415/chondrogenic-gene-expression-differences-between-chondrocytes-from-osteoarthritic-and-non-oa-trauma-joints-in-a-3d-collagen-type-i-hydrogel
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Vivek Jeyakumar, Florian Halbwirth, Eugenia Niculescu-Morzsa, Christoph Bauer, Hannes Zwickl, Daniela Kern, Stefan Nehrer
Objective The purpose of the current study was to compare the donor age variation of chondrocytes from non-OA (osteoarthritic) trauma joints in patients of young to middle age (20.5 ± 3.7, 31.8 ± 1.9, 41.9 ± 4.1 years) embedded in matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte transplantation (MACT) grafts (CaReS). The chondrocyte-specific gene expression of CaReS grafts were then compared to chondrocytes from OA joints (in patients aged 63.8 ± 10 years) embedded in a collagen type I hydrogel. Design OA chondrocytes and articular chondrocyte-laden grafts were cultured over 14 days in chondrogenic growth medium...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344882/tumor-pd-l1-expression-is-correlated-with-increased-tils-and-poor-prognosis-in-penile-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Chuangzhong Deng, Zaishang Li, Shengjie Guo, Peng Chen, Xiaofeng Chen, Qianghua Zhou, Jieping Chen, Xingsu Yu, Xiaoliang Wu, Wenjuan Ma, Qiankun Xie, Yunlin Ye, Yonghong Li, Zike Qin, Zhuowei Liu, Ranyi Liu, Zhenfeng Zhang, Kai Yao, Hui Han, Fangjian Zhou
Despite its rare incidence worldwide, penile squamous cell carcinoma (PeSCC) still presents with significant morbidity and mortality due to the limited treatment options for advanced patients, especially those in developing countries. The program death-1 (PD-1)/PD-1 ligand (PD-L1) axis has been demonstrated to play an important role in tumor immune escape, and immunotherapies targeting this pathway have shown great success in certain cancer types. Here, we analyzed the expression pattern of PD-L1 in tumor cells and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in PeSCC with a multi-center cohort...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342740/the-development-of-a-real-time-reverse-transcription-polymerase-chain-reaction-rrt-pcr-assay-using-taqman-technology-for-the-pan-detection-of-bluetongue-virus-btv
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Catherine Mulholland, Michael J McMenamy, Bernd Hoffmann, Bernadette Earley, Bryan Markey, Joseph Cassidy, Gordon Allan, Michael D Welsh, John McKillen
Bluetongue virus (BTV) is an infectious, non-contagious viral disease of domestic and wild ruminants that is transmitted by adult females of certain Culicoides species. Since 2006, several serotypes including BTV-1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 16, have spread from the Mediterranean basin into Northern Europe for the first time. BTV-8 in particular, caused a major epidemic in northern Europe. As a result, it is evident that most European countries are at risk of BTV infection. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) assay based on TaqMan technology for the detection of representative strains of all BTV serotypes...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342451/tert-promoter-mutations-in-telomere-biology
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REVIEW
Barbara Heidenreich, Rajiv Kumar
Telomere repeats at chromosomal ends, critical to genome integrity, are maintained through an elaborate network of proteins and pathways. Shelterin complex proteins shield telomeres from induction of DNA damage response to overcome end protection problem. A specialized ribonucleic protein, telomerase, maintains telomere homeostasis through repeat addition to counter intrinsic shortcomings of DNA replication that leads to gradual sequence shortening in successive mitoses. The biogenesis and recruitment of telomerase composed of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) subunit and an RNA component, takes place through the intricate machinery that involves an elaborate number of molecules...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342180/metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-on-first-line-antiretroviral-therapy-containing-zidovudine-or-tenofovir-in-rural-lesotho-southern-africa
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Niklaus Daniel Labhardt, Urs Franz Müller, Isaac Ringera, Jochen Ehmer, Mokete M Motlatsi, Karolin Pfeiffer, Michael A Hobbins, Josephine A Muhairwe, Juergen Muser, Christoph Hatz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among patients in rural Lesotho who are taking first-line anti-retroviral therapy (ART) containing either zidovudine or tenofovir disoproxil. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey in 10 facilities in two districts in Lesotho of adult (≥16 years) patients on non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based first-line ART for ≥6 months. MetS was defined according to the International Diabetes Federation criteria...
March 25, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341113/dynamics-of-african-horse-sickness-virus-nucleic-acid-and-antibody-in-horses-following-immunization-with-a-commercial-polyvalent-live-attenuated-vaccine
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C T Weyer, J D Grewar, P Burger, C Joone, C Lourens, N J MacLachlan, A J Guthrie
African horse sickness (AHS) is a fatal disease of equids relevant to the global equine industry. Detection of AHS virus (AHSV) during outbreaks has become more rapid and efficient with the advent of group specific reverse transcriptase quantitative polymerase chain reaction (GS RT-qPCR) assays to detect AHSV nucleic acid. Use of GS RT-qPCR together with recently described type specific (TS RT-qPCR) assays cannot only expedite diagnosis of AHS but also facilitate further evaluation of the dynamics of AHSV infection in the equine host...
March 21, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340561/ascorbic-acid-ameliorates-renal-injury-in-a-murine-model-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy
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K Rollins, A Noorani, L Janeckova, T Jones, M Griffiths, M P Baker, J R Boyle
BACKGROUND: Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is the commonest cause of iatrogenic renal injury and its incidence has increased with the advent of complex endovascular procedures. Evidence suggests that ascorbic acid (AA) has a nephroprotective effect in percutaneous coronary interventions when contrast media are used. A variety of biomarkers (NGAL, NGAL:creatinine, mononuclear cell infiltration, apoptosis and RBP-4) in both the urine and kidney were assayed using a mouse model of CIN in order to determine whether AA can reduce the incidence and/or severity of renal injury...
March 24, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339613/a-nonsense-mutation-in-ccdc62-gene-is-responsible-for-spermiogenesis-defects-and-male-infertility-in-repro29-repro29-mice%C3%A2
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Yuchi Li, Cailing Li, Shouren Lin, Bo Yang, Weiren Huang, Hanwei Wu, Yuanbin Chen, Lihua Yang, Manling Luo, Huan Guo, Jianbo Chen, Tiantian Wang, Qian Ma, Yanli Gu, Lisha Mou, Zhimao Jiang, Jun Xia, Yaoting Gui
Phenotype-driven mutagenesis is an unbiased method to identify novel genes involved in spermatogenesis and other reproductive processes. Male repro29/repro29 mice generated by the Reproductive Genomics Program at the Jackson Laboratory were infertile with deformed sperm and poor motility. Using selected exonic capture and massively parallel sequencing technologies, we identified a nonsense mutation in the exon 6 of coiled-coil domain-containing 62 gene (Ccdc62), which results in a formation of a premature stop codon and a truncated protein...
January 28, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339163/next-generation-sequencing-of-urine-specimens-a-novel-platform-for-genomic-analysis-in-patients-with-non-muscle-invasive-urothelial-carcinoma-treated-with-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin
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Sasinya N Scott, Irina Ostrovnaya, Caroline M Lin, Nancy Bouvier, Bernard H Bochner, Gopakumar Iyer, David Solit, Michael F Berger, Oscar Lin
BACKGROUND: Biopsies from patients with high-risk (HR) non-muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma (NMIUC), especially flat urothelial carcinoma in situ, frequently contain scant diagnostic material or denuded mucosa only, and this precludes further extensive genomic analysis. This study evaluated the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis of urine cytology material from patients with HR NMIUC in an attempt to identify genetic alterations that might correlate with clinical features and responses to bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment...
March 24, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339094/f221y-mutation-in-hepatitis-b-virus-reverse-transcriptase-is-associated-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-prognosis-following-liver-resection
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Huiming Li, Jian'an Jia, Mengmeng Wang, Hui Wang, Xing Gu, Meng Fang, Chunfang Gao
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reverse transcriptase (RT) is encoded by the polymerase gene in the reverse transcriptase region, which overlaps with the S gene. The association between mutations of HBV RT and the pathobiological features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to examine mutations in this region of the HBV genome and its clinical significance. Briefly, HBV total DNA was extracted from 84 pairs of HCC tumor tissue and corresponding adjacent non‑tumor tissue samples...
March 23, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339091/fibulin-4-promotes-osteosarcoma-invasion-and-metastasis-by-inducing-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Dong Zhang, Songgang Wang, Jie Chen, Haitao Liu, Jinfa Lu, Hua Jiang, Aimin Huang, Yunzhen Chen
This study explored the role of fibulin-4 in osteosarcoma progression and the possible signaling pathway involved. Fibulin-4 mRNA and protein expression in normal tissue, benign fibrous dysplasia, osteosarcoma, osteosarcoma cell lines, the normal osteoblastic cell line hFOB, and different invasive subclones were evaluated by immunohistochemistry (IHC) or immunocytochemistry (ICC) and real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (real-time qRT-PCR). Using in vitro functional assays, we analyzed the invasive and proliferative abilities of different osteosarcoma cell lines and subclones with differing invasive potential...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338974/recombinant-cc16-protein-inhibits-the-production-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p38-mapk-pathways-in-lps-activated-raw264-7-macrophages
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Min Pang, Yangyang Yuan, Dong Wang, Ting Li, Dan Wang, Xiaohong Shi, Min Guo, Chunfang Wang, Xinri Zhang, Guoping Zheng, Baofeng Yu, Hailong Wang
Accumulating evidence indicates that Clara cell protein-16 (CC16) has anti-inflammatory functions, although the involved molecular pathways have not been completely elucidated. Here, we evaluated the effect of recombinant rat CC16 (rCC16) on the expression of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and IL-8 in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated mouse macrophages (RAW264.7 cells) and explored the underlying molecular mechanisms. It was found that rCC16 inhibited LPS-induced TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-8 expression at both the messenger ribonucleicacid (mRNA) level and protein level in a concentration-dependent manner, as demonstrated by real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
March 17, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338770/response-of-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-to-the-influence-of-wogonin-with-sgk1-dynamics
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Guanglin Shi, Qian Wang, Xiaoyu Zhou, Jun Li, Hua Liu, Jun Gu, Haiying Wang, Yi Wu, Liang Ding, Songshi Ni, Zhiyuan Tang
A number of significant studies in the field of cell biology have revealed another pattern of intracellular signal transduction in which cells transmit information through the dynamics of key signaling molecules. Dynamical properties of p53 have been demonstrated to be the key factor in dictating cell fate, including cell cycle arrest, permanent cell cycle arrest, and cell death. Previous studies showed a negative feedback regulation pathway between SGK1 and p53, but the dynamics of SGK1 have never been reported before...
February 18, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337492/flock-based-surveillance-for-low-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus-in-commercial-breeders-and-layers-southwest-nigeria
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Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu, Ayoyimika Omolanwa, Adebowale Idris Adebiyi, Oluladun Comfort Aiki-Raji
BACKGROUND: Flock surveillance systems for avian influenza (AI) virus play a critical role in countries where vaccination is not practiced so as to establish the epidemiological characteristics of AI needed for the development of prevention and control strategies in such countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of routine AI monitoring in southwest Nigeria, a competitive ELISA was used for detecting influenza A virus antibodies in the sera of 461 commercial breeder and layer birds obtained from different flocks in Oyo State, Nigeria while haemagglutination inhibiting antibodies against low pathogenic AI viruses (LPAIVs) were detected using H5N2, H7N7 and H9N2 subtype-specific antigens...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335554/complete-and-incomplete-hepatitis-b-virus-particles-formation-function-and-application
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REVIEW
Jianming Hu, Kuancheng Liu
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a para-retrovirus or retroid virus that contains a double-stranded DNA genome and replicates this DNA via reverse transcription of a RNA pregenome. Viral reverse transcription takes place within a capsid upon packaging of the RNA and the viral reverse transcriptase. A major characteristic of HBV replication is the selection of capsids containing the double-stranded DNA, but not those containing the RNA or the single-stranded DNA replication intermediate, for envelopment during virion secretion...
March 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335513/bioactive-potential-of-marine-macroalgae-from-the-central-red-sea-saudi-arabia-assessed-by-high-throughput-imaging-based-phenotypic-profiling
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Stephan Kremb, Constanze Müller, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, Christian R Voolstra
Marine algae represent an important source of novel natural products. While their bioactive potential has been studied to some extent, limited information is available on marine algae from the Red Sea. This study aimed at the broad discovery of new bioactivities from a collection of twelve macroalgal species from the Central Red Sea. We used imaging-based High-Content Screening (HCS) with a diverse spectrum of cellular markers for detailed cytological profiling of fractionated algal extracts. The cytological profiles for 3 out of 60 algal fractions clustered closely to reference inhibitors and showed strong inhibitory activities on the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase in a single-enzyme biochemical assay, validating the suggested biological target...
March 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334941/rna-protein-interactions-govern-antiviral-specificity-and-encapsidation-of-broad-spectrum-anti-hiv-reverse-transcriptase-aptamers
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Margaret J Lange, Phuong D M Nguyen, Mackenzie K Callaway, Marc C Johnson, Donald H Burke
RNA aptamers that bind HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibit HIV-1 replication, but little is known about potential aptamer-specific viral resistance. During replication, RT interacts with diverse nucleic acids. Thus, the genetic threshold for eliciting resistance may be high for aptamers that make numerous contacts with RT. To evaluate the impact of RT-aptamer binding specificity on replication, we engineered proviral plasmids encoding diverse RTs within the backbone of HIV-1 strain NL4-3. Viruses inhibited by pseudoknot aptamers were rendered insensitive by a naturally occurring R277K variant, providing the first demonstration of aptamer-specific resistance in cell culture...
March 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333232/prevalence-of-hiv-1-drug-resistance-in-treated-patients-with-viral-load-50%C3%A2-copies-ml-a-2014-french-nationwide-study
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L Assoumou, C Charpentier, P Recordon-Pinson, M Grudé, C Pallier, L Morand-Joubert, S Fafi-Kremer, A Krivine, B Montes, V Ferré, M Bouvier-Alias, J-C Plantier, J Izopet, M-A Trabaud, S Yerly, J Dufayard, C Alloui, L Courdavault, H Le Guillou-Guillemette, A Maillard, C Amiel, A Vabret, C Roussel, S Vallet, J Guinard, A Mirand, A Beby-Defaux, F Barin, A Allardet-Servent, R Ait-Namane, M Wirden, C Delaugerre, V Calvez, M-L Chaix, D Descamps, S Reigadas
Background: Surveillance of HIV-1 resistance in treated patients with a detectable viral load (VL) is important to monitor, in order to assess the risk of spread of resistant viruses and to determine the proportion of patients who need new antiretroviral drugs with minimal cross-resistance. Methods: The HIV-1 protease and reverse transcriptase (RT) and integrase genes were sequenced in plasma samples from 782 consecutive patients on failing antiretroviral regimens, seen in 37 specialized centres in 2014...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333133/fidelity-of-classwide-resistant-hiv-2-reverse-transcriptase-and-differential-contribution-of-k65r-to-the-accuracy-of-hiv-1-and-hiv-2-reverse-transcriptases
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Mar Álvarez, Alba Sebastián-Martín, Guillermo García-Marquina, Luis Menéndez-Arias
Nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors constitute the backbone of current therapies against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and type 2 (HIV-1 and HIV-2, respectively). However, mutational pathways leading to the development of nucleoside analogue resistance are different in both types of HIV. In HIV-2, resistance to all approved nucleoside analogues is conferred by the combination of RT substitutions K65R, Q151M and M184V. Nucleotide incorporation kinetic analyses of mutant and wild-type (WT) HIV-2 RTs show that the triple-mutant has decreased catalytic efficiency due to the presence of M184V...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332898/herpes-simplex-virus-1-and-cytomegalovirus-dnas-detection-in-the-inner-ear-of-implanted-patients-with-non-congenital-infection
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Walter Di Nardo, Roberta Anzivino, Paola Cattani, Rosaria Santangelo, Eugenio De Corso, Gaetano Paludetti
CONCLUSIONS: The detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) genome in perilymph of patients with negative serology or clinical history for congenital infections supports the hypothesis that Herpesviridae, even after acquired postnatal infections, could remain in latent phase in the spiral ganglion and damage the cochlea by a possible subsequent reactivation. Further studies are needed to identify the markers of such reactivation. OBJECTIVE: To identify the presence of certain viral species in the endolabyrinthic fluid of deaf patients with non-congenital infection...
March 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
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