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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123324/three-decades-of-landsat-derived-spring-surface-water-dynamics-in-an-agricultural-wetland-mosaic-implications-for-migratory-shorebirds
#1
Danica Schaffer-Smith, Jennifer J Swenson, Blake Barbaree, Matthew E Reiter
Satellite measurements of surface water offer promise for understanding wetland habitat availability at broad spatial and temporal scales; reliable habitat is crucial for the persistence of migratory shorebirds that depend on wetland networks. We analyzed water extent dynamics within wetland habitats at a globally important shorebird stopover site for a 1983-2015 Landsat time series, and evaluated the effect of climate on water extent. A range of methods can detect open water from imagery, including supervised classification approaches and thresholds for spectral bands and indices...
May 2017: Remote Sensing of Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115014/impact-of-variant-microscopic-interpretation-of-the-ucyt-immunocytological-urine-test-for-the-detection-of-bladder-cancer
#2
Susanne Deininger, Tilman Todenhöfer, Jörg Hennenlotter, Valentina Gerber, Jennifer Schwarz, Jens Bedke, Christian Schwentner, Arnulf Stenzl, Steffen Rausch
BACKGROUND: Urinary marker tests for bladder cancer (BC) detection and surveillance represent a desirable approach to diagnosis and follow-up. The SCIMEDX uCyt+ assay detects antigens expressed by BC cells (mucin glycoprotein and carcinoembryonic antigen) using green and red fluorescence and is interpreted according to specific manufacturer's recommendations. In the present study, we evaluated divergent approaches of numeric and morphological analysis of uCyt+ to generate a rationale for alternative test interpretation strategies...
November 8, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113727/effect-of-single-layer-centrifugation-porcicoll-70-80-and-90-or-supplementation-with-reduced-glutathione-seminal-plasma-and-bovine-serum-albumin-on-frozen-thawed-boar-sperm
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I Crespo-Félez, A Castañeda-Sampedro, D I Sánchez, E Fernández-Alegre, M Álvarez-Rodríguez, J C Domínguez, J M Morrell, F Martínez-Pastor
Selecting the optimal sperm population is essential for success with reproductive techniques. Porcicoll (formerly Androcoll-P) is a colloid formulation for selection of high-quality boar spermatozoa by single layer centrifugation (SLC). To date, most studies have been carried out with fresh semen and large volumes. We carried out 2 experiments to test the use of Porcicoll for thawed boar semen in small volumes. In Experiment 1, cryopreserved semen doses were thawed, split in 200-μL aliquots and layered on 1mL of Porcicoll 70%, 80% or 90%, or buffer without colloid...
November 4, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109021/renal-organic-anion-transporters-in-drug-drug-interactions-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Xiaokui Huo, Kexin Liu
The kidney plays a vital role in maintaining systemic homeostasis. Active tubular secretion and reabsorption, which are mainly mediated by transporters, is an efficient mechanism for retaining glucose, amino acids, and other nutrients and for the clearance of endogenous waste products and xenobiotics. These substances are recognized by uptake transporters located in the basolateral and apical membranes of renal proximal tubule cells and are extracted from plasma and urine. Organic anion transporters (OATs) belong to the solute carrier (SLC) 22 superfamily and facilitate organic anions across the plasma membranes of renal proximal tubule cells...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084097/differential-effects-of-different-warm-up-protocols-on-repeated-sprints-induced-muscle-damage
#5
Che-Hsiu Chen, Xin Ye, Yi-Tse Wang, Yung-Sheng Chen, Wei-Chin Tseng
The purpose of this investigation was to examine whether adding a set of hamstring resistance exercise or dynamic stretching to a regular running-based warm-up before a bout of repeated sprints provides protective effects against the sprinting-induced muscle damage. Twelve elite tennis players participated in this study. After the familiarization, subjects completed 3 separate randomly sequenced experimental visits, during which 3 different warm-up interventions were performed before the muscle-damaging protocol (12 sets of 30-m maximal repeated sprints): 5 minutes of running (control); control with single leg slide curl (SLC); and control with active hamstring stretching (AHS)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049335/structural-prediction-of-two-novel-human-atypical-slc-transporters-mfsd4a-and-mfsd9-and-their-neuroanatomical-distribution-in-mice
#6
Emelie Perland, Sofie Victoria Hellsten, Nadine Schweizer, Vasiliki Arapi, Fatemah Rezayee, Mona Bushra, Robert Fredriksson
Out of the 430 known solute carriers (SLC) in humans, 30% are still orphan transporters regarding structure, distribution or function. Approximately one third of all SLCs belong to the evolutionary conserved and functionally diverse Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS). Here, we studied the orphan proteins, MFSD4A and MFSD9, which are atypical SLCs of MFS type. Hidden Markov Models were used to identify orthologues in several vertebrates, and human MFSD4A and MFSD9 share high sequence identity with their identified orthologues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048856/-rapid-determination-of-four-phenolic-environmental-estrogen-residues-in-cooking-oil-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-coupled-with-solid-phase-extraction
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Shengdong Pan, Qian He, Xiaohong Chen, Li Wang, Qiaoli Qiu, Micong Jin
A fast, sensitive and accurate method for the determination of trace bisphenol S (BPS), bisphenol F (BPF), bisphenol A (BPA) and 4-nonylphenol (4-NP) in cooking oil samples was developed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (UPLC-HRMS) coupled with solid-phase extraction (SPE). Cooking oil samples were extracted by acetonitrile, then the supernatant was purified by SLC SPE cartridges. The chromatographic separation was carried out on a Waters ACQUITY UPLC HSS T3 column (100 mm×2...
September 8, 2017: Se Pu, Chinese Journal of Chromatography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032766/the-effects-of-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-inhibitors-on-hepatic-efflux-and-uptake-transporters
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Jonathan Cheong, Jason S Halladay, Jasleen K Sodhi, Emile Plise, Laurent Salphati
BACKGROUND: Non-selective chemical inhibitors of phase I and phase II enzymes are commonly used in in vitro metabolic studies to elucidate the biotransformation pathways of drugs. However, the inhibition of the inhibitors on efflux and uptake transporters is not well investigated, potentially leading to unexpected and ambiguous results in these studies. OBJECTIVE: The commonly used metabolizing enzyme inhibitors, 1-aminobenzotriazole (ABT), SKF-525A, pargyline, allopurinol, menadione, methimazole, piperine and raloxifene, were examined for their potential inhibition of the major hepatic ABC (ATP binding cassette) and SLC (solute carrier) transporters...
October 10, 2017: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031804/transcriptional-response-after-exposure-to-domoic-acid-producing-pseudo-nitzschia-in-the-digestive-gland-of-the-mussel-mytilus-galloprovincialis
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Antonio J Pazos, Pablo Ventoso, Roi Martínez-Escauriaza, M Luz Pérez-Parallé, Juan Blanco, Juan C Triviño, José L Sánchez
Bivalve molluscs are filter feeding species that can accumulate biotoxins in their body tissues during harmful algal blooms. Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) is caused by species of the diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia, which produces the toxin domoic acid. The Mytilus galloprovincialis digestive gland transcriptome was de novo assembled based on the sequencing of 12 cDNA libraries, six obtained from control mussels and six from mussels naturally exposed to domoic acid-producing diatom Pseudo-nitzschia australis...
October 12, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022899/transplanted-human-p75-positive-stem-leydig-cells-replace-disrupted-leydig-cells-for-testosterone-production
#10
Min Zhang, Jiancheng Wang, Chunhua Deng, Mei Hua Jiang, Xin Feng, Kai Xia, Weiqiang Li, Xingqiang Lai, Haipeng Xiao, Ren-Shan Ge, Yong Gao, Andy Peng Xiang
Previous studies have demonstrated that rodent stem Leydig cell (SLC) transplantation can partially restore testosterone production in Leydig cell (LC)-disrupted or senescent animal models, which provides a promising approach for the treatment of hypogonadism. Here, we isolated human SLCs prospectively and explored the potential therapeutic benefits of human SLC transplantation for hypogonadism treatment. In adult human testes, p75 neurotrophin receptor positive (p75(+)) cells expressed the known SLC marker nestin, but not the LC lineage marker hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-3β (HSD3β)...
October 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989017/mechanistic-basis-of-cocrystal-dissolution-advantage
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Fengjuan Cao, Gordon L Amidon, Naír Rodríguez-Hornedo, Gregory E Amidon
Current interest in cocrystal development resides in the advantages that the cocrystal may have in solubility and dissolution compared to the parent drug. This work provides a mechanistic analysis and comparison of the dissolution behavior of carbamazepine (CBZ) and its two cocrystals, carbamazepine-saccharin (CBZ-SAC) and carbamazepine-salicylic acid (CBZ-SLC) under the influence of pH and micellar solubilization. A simple mathematical equation is derived based on the mass transport analyses to describe the dissolution advantage of cocrystals...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984791/sex-determining-region-y-box-9-induces-chemoresistance-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells-by-induction-of-putative-cancer-stem-cell-characteristics-and-its-high-expression-predicts-poor-prognosis
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Taku Higashihara, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Yasuyuki Nakata, Shingo Kagawa, Shigetsugu Takano, Hiroaki Shimizu, Atsushi Kato, Katsunori Furukawa, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Masaru Miyazaki
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic cancer is a highly chemoresistant tumor and underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Sex determining region Y box 9 (Sox9) is a transcription factor playing important roles on maintenance of pluripotent cells during pancreatic organogenesis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the roles of Sox9 in pancreatic cancer. METHODS: The Sox9 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemical analysis. Effects of Sox9 inhibition by siRNA or shRNA on chemosensitivity, sphere formation, stem cell markers expression, and in vivo tumor formation rate were examined using pancreatic cancer cell lines...
November 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978323/synergistic-oligodeoxynucleotide-strongly-promotes-cpg-induced-interleukin-6-production
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Shireen Nigar, Yoshinari Yamamoto, Takuma Okajima, Suguru Shigemori, Takashi Sato, Tasuku Ogita, Takeshi Shimosato
BACKGROUND: Bacterial genomes span a significant portion of diversity, reflecting their adaptation strategies; these strategies include nucleotide usage biases that affect chromosome configuration. Here, we explore an immuno-synergistic oligodeoxynucleotide (iSN-ODN, named iSN34), derived from Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) genomic sequences, that exhibits a synergistic effect on immune response to CpG-induced immune activation. METHODS: The sequence of iSN34 was designed based on the genomic sequences of LGG...
October 4, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971357/alternative-splicing-expanding-diversity-in-major-abc-and-slc-drug-transporters
#14
Ji Eun Park, Gongmi Ryoo, Wooin Lee
Alternative splicing is an important mechanism of genetic regulation enhancing diversity and complexity of the transcriptome and proteome from the finite number of genes. Many reported cases demonstrate that alternative splicing events can lead to changes in the expression/function of proteins during disease development and progression. For pharmacogenes that can influence drug disposition and response, the role of alternative splicing has begun to receive increasing attention as an under-explored source of variable drug response...
November 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954515/inner-blood-retinal-barrier-dominantly-expresses-breast-cancer-resistance-protein-comparative-quantitative-targeted-absolute-proteomics-study-of-cns-barriers-in-pig
#15
Zhengyu Zhang, Yasuo Uchida, Satoshi Hirano, Daisuke Ando, Yoshiyuki Kubo, Seppo Auriola, Shin-Ichi Akanuma, Ken-Ichi Hosoya, Arto Urtti, Tetsuya Terasaki, Masanori Tachikawa
The purpose of this study was to determine absolute protein expression levels of transporters at the porcine inner blood-retinal barrier (BRB) and to compare the transporter protein expression quantitatively among the inner BRB, outer BRB, blood-brain barrier (BBB), and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB). Crude membrane fractions of isolated retinal capillaries (inner BRB) and isolated retinal pigment epithelium (RPE, outer BRB) were prepared from porcine eyeballs, while plasma membrane fractions were prepared from isolated porcine brain capillaries (BBB) and isolated choroid plexus (BCSFB)...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947945/discovery-of-new-selenoureido-analogues-of-4-4-fluorophenylureido-benzenesulfonamide-as-carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitors
#16
Andrea Angeli, Damiano Tanini, Thomas S Peat, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Gianluca Bartolucci, Antonella Capperucci, Carla Ghelardini, Claudiu T Supuran, Fabrizio Carta
A series of benzenesulfonamides bearing selenourea moieties was obtained considering the ureido-sulfonamide SLC-0111, in Phase I clinical trials as antitumor agent, as a lead molecule. All compounds showed interesting inhibition potencies against the physiologically relevant human (h) carbonic anhydrase (hCAs, EC 4.2.1.1) isoforms I, II, IV, and IX. The most flexible analogues in the series 14-19 showed low nanomolar inhibition constants against hCA I, II, and IX. We assessed selected compounds on the in vitro antioxidant properties and binding modes and evaluated ex vivo human prostate (PC3), breast (MDA-MB-231), and colon-rectal (HT-29) cancer cell lines both in normoxic and hypoxic conditions...
September 14, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929255/carbonic-anhydrase-ix-inhibition-affects-viability-of-cancer-cells-adapted-to-extracellular-acidosis
#17
Elena Andreucci, Silvia Peppicelli, Fabrizio Carta, Giulia Brisotto, Eva Biscontin, Jessica Ruzzolini, Francesca Bianchini, Alessio Biagioni, Claudiu T Supuran, Lido Calorini
Among the players of the adaptive response of cancer cells able to promote a resistant and aggressive phenotype, carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) recently has emerged as one of the most relevant drug targets. Indeed, CAIX targeting has received a lot of interest, and selective inhibitors are currently under clinical trials. Hypoxia has been identified as the master inductor of CAIX, but, to date, very few is known about the influence that another important characteristic of tumor microenvironment, i.e., extracellular acidosis, exerts on CAIX expression and activity...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926956/carbonic-anhydrase-inhibition-and-the-management-of-hypoxic-tumors
#18
REVIEW
Claudiu T Supuran
Hypoxia and acidosis are salient features of many tumors, leading to a completely different metabolism compared to normal cells. Two of the simplest metabolic products, protons and bicarbonate, are generated by the catalytic activity of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1), with at least two of its isoforms, CA IX and XII, mainly present in hypoxic tumors. Inhibition of tumor-associated CAs leads to an impaired growth of the primary tumors, metastases and reduces the population of cancer stem cells, leading thus to a complex and beneficial anticancer action for this class of enzyme inhibitors...
September 16, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920464/absorption-sites-of-orally-administered-drugs-in-the-small-intestine
#19
Teruo Murakami
In pharmacotherapy, drugs are mostly taken orally to be absorbed systemically from the small intestine, and some drugs are known to have preferential absorption sites in the small intestine. It would therefore be valuable to know the absorption sites of orally administered drugs and the influencing factors. Areas covered:In this review, the author summarizes the reported absorption sites of orally administered drugs, as well as, influencing factors and experimental techniques. Information on the main absorption sites and influencing factors can help to develop ideal drug delivery systems and more effective pharmacotherapies...
September 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878041/characteristics-of-29-novel-atypical-solute-carriers-of-major-facilitator-superfamily-type-evolutionary-conservation-predicted-structure-and-neuronal-co-expression
#20
Emelie Perland, Sonchita Bagchi, Axel Klaesson, Robert Fredriksson
Solute carriers (SLCs) are vital as they are responsible for a major part of the molecular transport over lipid bilayers. At present, there are 430 identified SLCs, of which 28 are called atypical SLCs of major facilitator superfamily (MFS) type. These are MFSD1, 2A, 2B, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 6 L, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13A, 14A and 14B; SV2A, SV2B and SV2C; SVOP and SVOPL; SPNS1, SPNS2 and SPNS3; and UNC93A and UNC93B1. We studied their fundamental properties, and we also included CLN3, an atypical SLC not yet belonging to any protein family (Pfam) clan, because its involvement in the same neuronal degenerative disorders as MFSD8...
September 2017: Open Biology
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