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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749462/keratin-23-promotes-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-expression-and-human-colorectal-cancer-growth
#1
Ningning Zhang, Rui Zhang, Kun Zou, Wendan Yu, Wei Guo, Yingying Gao, Jia Li, Mei Li, Yidi Tai, Wenlin Huang, Chun Song, Wuguo Deng, Xiaonan Cui
The overexpression of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) has been associated with the proliferation and migration of colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. We investigated the roles of KRT23 and hTERT in promoting CRC cell proliferation and migration. We verified the relationship between KRT23 and hTERT in CRC using streptavidin-agarose pulldown and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays. One hundred and fifty-four human CRC specimens were analyzed using immunohistochemistry. The roles of KRT23 and hTERT in cell growth and migration were studied using siRNA and lentiviruses in vivo and in vitro...
July 27, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749433/hbv-drug-resistance-substitutions-existed-before-the-clinical-approval-of-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-a-bioinformatic-analysis-by-genbank-data-mining
#2
Xizhan Xu, Kuanhui Xiang, Mingze Su, Yao Li, Wei Ji, Yutang Li, Hui Zhuang, Tong Li
Naturally occurring nucleos(t)ide analogue resistance (NUCr) substitution frequencies in the reverse transcriptase (RT) of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) were studied extensively after the clinical approval of nucleos(t)ide analogues (NUCs; year of approval 1998). We aimed to study NUCr substitutions in HBV RT sequences obtained before 1998 and better understand the evolution of RT sequences without NUC pressures. Our strategy was to retrieve HBV sequences from GenBank deposited before 1998. The initial search used the keywords "hepatitis B virus" or "HBV" and 1139 sequences were found...
July 27, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749283/seroprevalence-and-molecular-characterization-of-ferlavirus-in-captive-vipers-of-costa-rica
#3
Cristina Solis, Randall Arguedas, Mario Baldi, Martha Piche, Carlos Jimenez
Ferlaviruses (FV, previously referred to as ophidian paramyxoviruses, OPMV), are enveloped viruses with a negative-strand RNA genome, affecting snakes in captivity worldwide. Infection is characterized by respiratory and nervous clinical signs and carries high mortality rates, but no specific treatment or vaccine is currently available. Costa Rica has 16 species of vipers, found in captivity in collections essential for antivenom production, reintroduction, and public education. FV circulation in these populations was previously unknown, and the risk of introducing the viruses into naïve collections or free-ranging populations exists if the virus's presence is confirmed...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748640/expression-of-nad-p-h-quinone-dehydrogenase-1-nqo1-is-increased-in-the-endometrium-of-women-with-endometrial-cancer-and-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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William Atiomo, Mohamad Nasir Shafiee, Caroline Chapman, Veronika M Metzler, Jad Abouzeid, Ayşe Latif, Amy Chadwick, Sarah Kitson, Vanitha N Sivalingam, Ian J Stratford, Catrin S Rutland, Jenny L Persson, Niels Ødum, Pablo Fuentes-Utrillia, Jennie N Jeyapalan, David M Heery, Emma J Crosbie, Nigel P Mongan
OBJECTIVE: Women with a prior history of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk of endometrial cancer (EC). AIM: To investigate whether the endometrium of women with PCOS possess gene expression changes similar to those found in EC. DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients with EC, PCOS and control women unaffected by either PCOS or EC were recruited into a cross-sectional study at the Nottingham University Hospital, UK. For RNA sequencing, representative individual endometrial biopsies were obtained from women with EC, PCOS and a woman unaffected by PCOS or EC...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748131/an-in-vitro-investigation-of-immunomodulatory-properties-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-and-l-delbrueckii-cells-and-their-extracellular-polysaccharides
#5
Mana Kishimoto, Ryohei Nomoto, Masashi Mizuno, Ro Osawa
Many probiotic lactobacilli and their extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) have beneficial immunological properties. However, it is unclear how they elicit the host immune response. We thus investigated the immunological properties of UV-killed Lactobacillus delbrueckii TU-1 and L. plantarum KM-9 cells as well as their extracellular polysaccharides (EPSs). High-performance liquid chromatography and ion exchange chromatography analyses showed that their EPSs differ in sugar composition and sugar fractionation...
2017: Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747974/hyperglycemia-decreases-preoxiredoxin-2-expression-in-a-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-model
#6
Phil-Ok Koh
Diabetes is a major risk factor for stroke and is also associated with worsened outcomes following a stroke. Peroxiredoxin-2 exerts potent neuroprotective effects against oxidative stress. In the present study, we identified altered peroxiredoxin-2 expression in an ischemic stroke model under hyperglycemic conditions. Adult male rats were administrated streptozotocin (40 mg/kg) via intraperitoneal injection to induce diabetes. Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was induced surgically 4 weeks after streptozotocin treatment and cerebral cortex tissues were isolated 24 hours after MCAO...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747695/compounds-that-enhance-the-tailing-activity-of-moloney-murine-leukemia-virus-reverse-transcriptase
#7
Yoshiyuki Ohtsubo, Yuji Nagata, Masataka Tsuda
In a previous study, we showed that MMLV-RT has a strong terminal transferase activity, and that the C-, G-, and T-tailing activities are enhanced by dGMP, dCMP, and dAMP, respectively. In this study, to achieve faster reaction and higher tailing efficiency, we screened other compounds for the ability to enhance the tailing activities of MMLV-RT, and determined the corresponding optimal concentrations. The C-, G-, and T-tailing activities were enhanced by guanine, cytosine, and adenine, respectively, and by derivatives thereof, suggesting a transient Watson-Click base pairing between an enhancer molecule and the nucleotide to be incorporated...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746207/integrating-nested-pcr-with-high-throughput-sequencing-to-characterize-mutations-of-hbv-genome-in-low-viral-load-samples
#8
Xianjun Wang, Lihui Xu, Yueming Chen, Anbing Liu, Liqian Wang, Peisong Xu, Yunhui Liu, Lei Li, Fei Meng
Due to the low viral load of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in plasma samples, conventional techniques have limitations to the detection of antiviral resistance mutations. To solve the problem, we developed a fast, highly sensitive, and accurate method to sequence the HBV whole-genome sequencing in plasma samples which had various viral loads from very low to high.Twenty-one plasma samples were collected from patients who were carriers of HBV from the Hangzhou First People's Hospital. Two pairs of conserved, overlapping, nested primers were used to amplify and sequence the whole HBV genome in 8 plasma samples with different viral loads...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746086/hiv-drug-resistance-in-infants-increases-with-changing-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-regimens
#9
Lisa K Poppe, Catherine Chunda-Liyoka, Eun H Kwon, Clement Gondwe, John T West, Chipepo Kankasa, Clement B Ndongmo, Charles Wood
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) prevalence in Zambian infants upon diagnosis, and to determine how changing prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) drug regimens affect drug resistance. DESIGN: Dried blood spot (DBS) samples from infants in the Lusaka District of Zambia, obtained during routine diagnostic screening, were collected during four different years representing three different PMTCT drug treatment regimens...
August 24, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745207/hiv-drug-resistance-testing-in-a-resource-limited-setting-with-high-viral-diversity-the-first-twenty-eight-months-experience
#10
Elodie Teclaire Ngo-Malabo, Paul Alain Ngoupo, Serge Alain Sadeuh-Mba, Emmanuel Akongnwi, Robert Banaï, Laure Ngono, Richard Njouom, Charles Felix Bilong-Bilong, Anfumbom Kfutwah
BACKGROUND: First line antiretroviral therapy in a resource-limited setting consists of nucleotide and non-nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Protease inhibitors are the hub of second line therapy. The decision to change antiretroviral therapy for a patient is frequently presumptive because of the lack of genotypic resistance tests in routine follow-up. We describe here the resistance profiles observed in patients with varying terms of antiretroviral therapy in Cameroon after implementation of HIV genotypic resistance testing in routine practice...
July 25, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742422/virus-isolation-and-molecular-detection-of-bluetongue-and-epizootic-hemorrhagic-disease-viruses-from-naturally-infected-white-tailed-deer-odocoileus-virginianus
#11
Clara Kienzle, Rebecca L Poulson, Mark G Ruder, David E Stallknecht
Hemorrhagic disease in North America is caused by multiple serotypes of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) and bluetongue virus (BTV). Diagnostic tests for detection of EHDV and BTV include virus isolation (VI), reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and real-time RT-PCR (rRT-PCR). Our objective was to compare the diagnostic capabilities of three rRT-PCR protocols for detection of EHDV and BTV from naturally infected white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). We compared the effectiveness of these assays to traditional viral detection methods (e...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741965/cost-effectiveness-of-dolutegravir-abacavir-lamivudine-in-hiv-1-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-tn-patients-in-france
#12
Gilles Pialoux, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Hélène Cawston, Caroline Guilmet, Laurent Finkielsztejn, Audrey Laurisse, Céline Aubin
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of an integrase inhibitor (INI), dolutegravir (DTG), in combination with abacavir (ABC)/lamivudine (3TC) in France, in treatment-naïve (TN) HIV adult patients. METHODS: The ARAMIS microsimulation Markov model, evaluates costs and effects of DTG vs. first-line ARVs options including INIs (raltegravir, elvitegravir/c), protease inhibitors (PIs) (darunavir/r, atazanavir/r, lopinavir/r), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (efavirenz and rilpivirine)...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741582/prevalence-of-drug-drug-interactions-in-the-era-of-hiv-integrase-inhibitors-a-retrospective-clinical-study
#13
C Baecke, I C Gyssens, L Decoutere, J C H van der Hilst, P Messiaen
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral agents pose a high risk for drug-drug interactions (DDIs), mainly but not limited to being a substrate, inducer or inhibitor of P450 cytochrome enzymes. In part metabolised by other pathways, integrase inhibitors might show a more favourable profile. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of DDIs in daily clinical practice for patients starting different antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimens. METHODS: All patients starting ART in our centre from January 2009 to April 2016 were included...
July 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740094/fibulin-3-promotes-osteosarcoma-invasion-and-metastasis-by-inducing-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Songgang Wang, Dong Zhang, Shasha Han, Peng Gao, Changying Liu, Jianmin Li, Xin Pan
This study explored the role of fibulin-3 in osteosarcoma progression and the possible signaling pathway involved. Fibulin-3 mRNA and protein expression in normal tissue, benign fibrous dysplasia, osteosarcoma, osteosarcoma cell lines (HOS and U-2OS), the normal osteoblastic cell line hFOB, and different invasive subclones was evaluated by immunohistochemistry (IHC) or immunocytochemistry (ICC) and real time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (real time qRT-PCR). To assess the role of fibulin-3 in the invasion and metastasis of osteosarcoma cells, lentiviral vectors with fibulin-3 small hairpin RNA (shRNA) and pLVX-fibulin-3 were constructed and used to infect the highly invasive and low invasive subclones...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739826/interleukin-17c-in-human-helicobacter-pylori-gastritis
#15
Shingo Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nagashima, Modesto Cruz, Tomohisa Uchida, Takahiro Uotani, José A Jiménez Abreu, Varocha Mahachai, Ratha-Korn Vilaichone, Thawee Ratanachu-Ek, Lotay Tshering, David Y Graham, Yoshio Yamaoka
The interleukin-17 (IL-17) family of cytokines (IL-17A-F) is involved in many inflammatory diseases. Although IL-17A is recognized as being involved in the pathophysiology of H. pylori-associated diseases, the role of other IL-17 cytokine family members remains unclear. Microarray analysis of IL-17 family cytokines was performed in H. pylori-infected and uninfected gastric biopsy specimens. IL-17C mRNA was upregulated approximately 4.5-fold in H. pylori-infected gastric biopsies. This was confirmed by quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction in infected and uninfected gastric mucosa obtained from Bhutan and from the Dominican Republic...
July 24, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738474/-hiv-1-drug-resistance-transmission-threshold-survey-in-dehong-prefecture-of-yunnan-province-2015
#16
M Chen, J B Wang, H Xing, Y L Ma, J Yang, H C Chen, S T Yao, H B Luo, X Duan, Y K Wang, S Duan, M H Jia
Objective: To study the HIV-1 drug resistance transmission level in HIV infected persons receiving no antiviral therapy in Dehong prefecture of Yunnan province in 2015. Methods: A total of 72 plasma samples were collected from recently reported HIV-infected persons aged 16-25 years in Dehong from January to July 2015 for drug resistance gene detection. Results: Forty eight samples were successfully sequenced and analyzed. Among them, 31.2% (15/48) were from Chinese, and 68.8% (33/48) were from Burmese. Based on pol sequences, HIV genotypes included URF (52...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738270/chemical-structure-and-correlation-analysis-of-hiv-1-nnrt-and-nrt-inhibitors-and-database-curated-published-inhibition-constants-with-chemical-structure-in-diverse-datasets
#17
Birgit Viira, Alfonso T García-Sosa, Uko Maran
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase is a major target for designing anti-HIV drugs. Developed inhibitors are divided into non-nucleoside analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) and nucleoside analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) depending on their mechanism. Given that many inhibitors have been studied and for many of them binding affinity constants have been calculated, it is beneficial to analyze the chemical landscape of these families of inhibitors and correlate these inhibition constants with molecular structure descriptors...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737510/lymphocytes-transiently-expressing-virus-specific-t-cell-receptors-reduce-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#18
Janine Kah, Sarene Koh, Tassilo Volz, Erica Ceccarello, Lena Allweiss, Marc Lütgehetmann, Antonio Bertoletti, Maura Dandri
Adoptive transfer of T cells engineered to express a hepatitis B virus-specific (HBV-specific) T cell receptor (TCR) may supplement HBV-specific immune responses in chronic HBV patients and facilitate HBV control. However, the risk of triggering unrestrained proliferation of permanently engineered T cells raises safety concerns that have hampered testing of this approach in patients. The aim of the present study was to generate T cells that transiently express HBV-specific TCRs using mRNA electroporation and to assess their antiviral and pathogenetic activity in vitro and in HBV-infected human liver chimeric mice...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737291/nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-reducing-strategies-in-hiv-treatment-assessing-the-evidence
#19
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C Orkin, J M Llibre, S Gallien, A Antinori, Gmn Behrens, A Carr
Antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, comprising a backbone of two nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus another ARV, is the recognized standard of care (SOC), which has helped extend life expectancy in people living with HIV. In a quest to reduce lifelong drug exposure and minimize or avoid the toxicity of NRTIs, "NRTI-reducing" regimens have been investigated. This descriptive review assessing the results of NRTI-reducing strategies from the largest randomized trials focuses on virological efficacy, resistance, regimen safety (in terms of bone mineral density, renal function, lipids and central nervous system function) and simplicity...
July 24, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735674/effect-of-mouse-strain-on-equine-herpesvirus-9-infection
#20
E El-Nahass, N El-Habashi, Kh M El-Dakhly, Y Tsuchiya, T Yanai
The infectivity of equine herpesvirus (EHV)-9 has been studied in different animal models including immunocompromised animals. The current study focused on the infectivity of EHV-9 in different mouse strains (C3H, C57BL, DBA, BALB/c-nu/nu, BALB/c and ICR) by intranasal inoculation of 2 × 10(6) plaque forming units (PFU). Various organs, including head and lungs, were collected 7 days post infection (dpi) to investigate microscopical lesions and the distribution of EHV-9 antigen. Immunopositivity of tissue sections was scored using ImageJ software...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
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