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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732404/influence-of-the-stabilizers-on-the-toxicity-of-metallic-nanomaterials-in-aquatic-organisms-and-human-cell-lines
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Tatiana Andreani, Verónica Nogueira, Vera V Pinto, Maria José Ferreira, Maria Graça Rasteiro, Amélia M Silva, Ruth Pereira, Carlos M Pereira
In this study, following a systematic approach, we used aquatic species (bacteria Vibrio fischeri and microalgae Raphidocelis subcapitata) and different human cell lines (Caco-2, HepG2, SV-80 and HaCaT) representing different tissues and exposure pathways, to investigate how two organic stabilizers (PVA and DMSO) used for NMs dispersion influence their physicochemical properties, the persistence of metals in suspension and the toxicity/ecotoxicity of two metallic NMs (nano-Ag and nano-Cu). Although the stabilizers are expected to contribute to improve the dispersion and stability of NMs, the results obtained clearly showed that no similar changes in toxicity and morphological properties of the nano-Ag can be expected after its stabilization with PVA...
July 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732041/understanding-russell-s-viper-venom-factor-v-activator-s-substrate-specificity-by-surface-plasmon-resonance-and-in-silico-studies
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Pradeep K Yadav, Christian B Antonyraj, Syed Ibrahim Basheer Ahamed, Sistla Srinivas
Blood coagulation factor V (FV) is activated either by Factor X or thrombin, cleaving at three different sites viz., Site I (Arg709-Ser710), site II (Arg1018-Thr1019), and site III (Arg1545-Ser1546). Russell's viper venom factor V activator (RVV-V) is a thrombin-like serine proteinase that activates FV with selective, single cleavage at site III. A long lasting effort is being pending in understanding the 'selective' binding specificity of the RVV-V towards site III. Here, we present the binding kinetic study of RVV-V with two designed peptides corresponding to the regions from site I (Gln699-Asn713) and site II (1008Lys-Pro1022), respectively, that include 15 amino acids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731653/insulin-level-and-insulin-sensitivity-indices-among-healthy-children-and-adolescents
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María G Ballerini, Ignacio Bergadá, María E Rodríguez, Ana Keselman, Viviana S Bengolea, Viviana Pipman, Horacio M Domené, Héctor G Jasper, María G Ropelato
INTRODUCTION: Information on insulin reference values and insulin sensitivity indices in the field of pediatrics is scarce. OBJETIVE: To describe insulin range and insulin sensitivity surrogate indices during childhood. POPULATION AND METHODS: Fasting insulin level range and surrogate indices, such as the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), among healthy children and adolescents by age, body mass index, pubertal stage (PS), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), total cholesterol, and triglycerides...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731540/participation-of-osteoclastogenic-factors-in-immunopathogenesis-of-human-chronic-periapical-lesions
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S C L T Santos, L A Couto, J M Fonseca, F C A Xavier, A C L Figueiredo, V S Freitas, R A Freitas, J N Santos, A C G Henriques
BACKGROUND: Chronic periapical lesions (CPLs) are common lesions of the oral cavity and are the result of caries, tooth fracture, iatrogenic causes or factors causing contamination and pulp necrosis. Inflammatory cells participate in the expansion of CPLs by releasing factors that stimulate or inhibit osteolytic activity. The objective of this study was to investigate the participation of RANKL, TNF-α, cathepsin K, IL-33 and OPG in the development of radicular cysts (RCs) and periapical granulomas (PGs)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731496/prognostic-factors-for-survival-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-with-brain-metastases-receiving-targeted-therapy
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Ibrahim Yildiz, Ahmet Bilici, Nuri Karadurmuş, Leyla Ozer, Deniz Tural, Mehmet A Kaplan, Tülay Akman, Ibrahim V Bayoglu, Mükremin Uysal, Yaşar Yildiz, Özgür Tanriverdi, Ozan Yazici, Zeki Sürmeli, Nazim Serdar Turhal, Sevil Bavbek, Fatih Selçukbiricik, Doğan Koca, Mert Basaran
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of our study was to examine the clinical outcomes and prognosis of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) with brain metastases (BMs) receiving targeted therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients from 16 oncology centers for whom complete clinical data were available were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: The median age was 57 years (range 30-80). Most patients underwent a nephrectomy (n = 41; 70...
July 14, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731301/lead-ii-complexes-of-amino-acids-peptides-and-other-related-ligands-of-biological-interest
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Etelka Farkas, Péter Buglyó
Lead(II) forms (NH2,COO-)-chelated mono- and bis-complexes with simple amino acids, while mono-complexes with pH-dependent coordination modes exist with simple dipeptides. These mostly hemidirected complexes have moderate stability. While a weak interaction of side chain imidazole and carboxylate in lead(II)-aminoacidato complexes is found, the thiolate group has an exceptionally high affinity to this metal ion. For example, tridentate (NH2,COO-,S-)-coordination of penicillamine (Pen) and cysteine (Cys) results in an extremely strong interaction with lead(II), but, owing to the sterical effect of the 6s2 pair, a second ligand is not able to coordinate in the above mentioned tridentate way...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730749/impact-of-the-dynamic-and-static-component-of-the-sport-practiced-for-electrocardiogram-analysis-in-screening-athletes
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Nicolas Maillot, Charles Guenancia, Nobila V Yameogo, Aurélie Gudjoncik, Fabien Garnier, Luc Lorgis, Frédéric Chagué, Yves Cottin
BACKGROUND: To interpret the electrocardiogram (ECG) of athletes, the recommendations of the ESC and the Seattle criteria define type-1 peculiarities, those induced by training, and type-2, those not induced by training, to rule out cardiomyopathy. The specificity of the screening was improved by Sheikh who definied "Refined Criteria", which includes a group of intermediate peculiarities. The aim of our study was to investigate the influence of static and dynamic components on the prevalence of different types of abnormalities...
July 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730528/sulforaphane-promotes-mitochondrial-protection-in-sh-sy5y-cells-exposed-to-hydrogen-peroxide-by-an-nrf2-dependent-mechanism
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Marcos Roberto de Oliveira, Flávia de Bittencourt Brasil, Cristina Ribas Fürstenau
Sulforaphane (SFN; C6H11NOS2) is an isothiocyanate found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, and radish. SFN exhibits antioxidant, anti-apoptotic, anti-tumor, and anti-inflammatory activities in different cell types. However, it was not previously demonstrated whether and how this natural compound would exert mitochondrial protection experimentally. Therefore, we investigated here the effects of a pretreatment (for 30 min) with SFN at 5 μM on mitochondria obtained from human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells exposed to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) at 300 μM for 24 h...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730397/-people-give-opinions-but-the-decision-belongs-to-the-patient-examining-cancer-treatment-decisions-among-latinos-as-in-central-florida
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Iraida V Carrion, Frances R Nedjat-Haiem, Tania Estapé, Lucia Franco-Estrada
Latinos/as, the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, experience high cancer rates. Factors contributing to treatment decisions among Latinos diagnosed with cancer must be studied. This paper aims to identify treatment decisions among Latinos with cancer and examine factors influencing these decisions. A qualitative exploratory study using semi-structured interviews of 60 Latino/as diagnosed with cancer was conducted. Close-ended responses were analyzed using percentages and frequency distributions, while open-ended responses were analyzed using open coding and thematic categorization...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730345/does-fear-beget-fear-risk-mediated-habitat-selection-triggers-predator-avoidance-at-lower-trophic-levels
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Carmen K Blubaugh, Ivy V Widick, Ian Kaplan
Non-consumptive effects (NCEs) of predators are ubiquitous in food webs with well-detailed impacts on trophic cascades over multiple levels. However, integrating NCEs with other predator-mediated interactions, like intraguild predation, as well as context-specific habitat factors that shape top-down pressure, remains a challenge. Focusing on two common seed predators, mice (Peromyscus spp.) and carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae), we quantify trophic and behavioral consequences of predation risk and availability of refuge vegetation on both intraguild predators (mice) and intraguild prey (beetles)...
July 20, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730337/memantine-can-reduce-ethanol-induced-caspase-3-activity-and-apoptosis-in-h4-cells-by-decreasing-intracellular-calcium
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Xiaolong Wang, Jiajun Chen, Hongbo Wang, Hao Yu, Changliang Wang, Jiabin You, Pengfei Wang, Chunmei Feng, Guohui Xu, Xu Wu, Rui Zhao, Guohua Zhang
Caspase-3 activation and apoptosis are associated with various neurodegenerative disorders. Calcium activation is an important factor in promoting apoptosis. We, therefore, assessed the role of intracellular calcium in ethanol-induced activation of caspase-3 in H4 human neuroglioma cells and the protective effect of the NMDA receptor antagonist, memantine, on ethanol-induced apoptosis in H4 cells. H4 cells were treated with 100 mM EtOH (in culture medium) for 2 days. For interaction studies, cells were treated with memantine (4 μM), EDTA (1 mM), or BAPTA-AM (10 μM) before treatment with EtOH...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730277/regulation-of-class-v-myosin
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Ning Zhang, Lin-Lin Yao, Xiang-Dong Li
Class V myosin (myosin-5) is a molecular motor that functions as an organelle transporter. The activation of myosin-5's motor function has long been known to be associated with a transition from the folded conformation in the off-state to the extended conformation in the on-state, but only recently have we begun to understand the underlying mechanism. The globular tail domain (GTD) of myosin-5 has been identified as the inhibitory domain and has recently been shown to function as a dimer in regulating the motor function...
July 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730105/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-protects-retinal-ganglion-cells-from-hypoxia-induced-apoptosis-by-preventing-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Shu-Wei Tian, Yuan Ren, Jin-Zhi Pei, Bai-Chao Ren, Yuan He
AIM: To investigate the potential of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) to protect the immortalized rat retinal ganglion cells-5 (RGC-5) exposed to CoCl2-induced chemical hypoxia. METHODS: After being differentiated with staurosporine (SS), RGC-5 cells were cultured in four conditions: control group cells cultured in Dulbecco's modified eagle medium (DMEM) supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum, 100 µmol/mL streptomycin and penicillin (named as normal conditions); hypoxia group cells cultured in DMEM containing 300 µmol/mL CoCl2; cells in the group protected by PEDF were first pretreated with 100 ng/mL PEDF for 2h and then cultured in the same condition as hypoxia group cells; and PEDF group cells that were cultured in the presence of 100 ng/mL PEDF under normal conditions...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729862/rad51-interacts-with-non-structural-3-protein-of-hepatitis-c-virus-and-regulates-viral-production
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Kidong Son, Tram T T Nguyen, Jae-Woong Choi, Long V Pham, Trang T D Luong, Yun-Sook Lim, Soon B Hwang
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease affecting over 170 million people worldwide. Chronic infection with HCV progresses to liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. HCV exploits host cellular factors for viral propagation. To investigate the cellular factors required for HCV propagation, we screened a siRNA library targeting human cell cycle genes using cell culture grown HCV-infected cells. In the present study, we selected and characterized a gene encoding Rad51...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729643/superhydrophobic-drag-reduction-spherical-bearing-fabricated-by-laser-ablation-and-pei-regulated-zno-nanowire-growth
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Rui Weng, Haifeng Zhang, Yanjing Tuo, Yang Wang, Xiaowei Liu
The resistance of the bearing is a significant factor affecting the performance of the ball-disk rotor gyroscope. The micro and nano combined surface with low surface energy material modifications can be hydrophobic. This can reduce the drag when the bearing is lubricated by deionized water. Laser ablation method is utilized to form micron-scaled structures on the surface of the stainless steel rotor ball. And the nanostructures are formed by PEI (Polyetherimide) regulated ZnO nanowires growth. After low surface energy material modification, the water contact angle of processed surface was 163° and the sliding angle was less than 4°...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729350/structures-of-the-crispr-genome-integration-complex
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Addison V Wright, Jun-Jie Liu, Gavin J Knott, Kevin W Doxzen, Eva Nogales, Jennifer A Doudna
CRISPR-Cas systems depend on the Cas1-Cas2 integrase to capture and integrate short foreign DNA fragments into the CRISPR locus, enabling adaptation to new viruses. We present crystal structures of Cas1-Cas2 bound to both donor and target DNA in intermediate and product integration complexes, as well as a cryo-electron microscopy structure of the full CRISPR locus integration complex including the accessory protein Integration Host Factor (IHF). The structures show unexpectedly that indirect sequence recognition dictates integration site selection by favoring deformation of the repeat and the flanking sequences...
July 20, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729231/cernunnos-deficiency-associated-with-bcg-adenitis-and-autoimmunity-first-case-from-the-national-iranian-registry-and-review-of-the-literature
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Reza Yazdani, Hassan Abolhassani, Javad Tafaroji, Gholamreza Azizi, Raif S Geha, Asghar Aghamohammadi
Non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) is a pathway that repairs double-strand breaks (DSB) in DNA and plays a vital role in V(D)J recombination of immunoglobulin genes. Cernunnos is a DNA repair factor that is involved in nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) process. Impairment in Cernunnos leads to a genetic disease characterized by neural disorders, immunodeficiency and increased radiosensitivity. We herein describe a severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) patient with T- B+ phenotype who had a mutation in Cernunnos gene and manifested recurrent infections, microcephaly and growth retardation with hypogammaglobulinemia...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729093/pim-kinases-1-2-and-3-in-intracellular-lif-signalling-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-trophoblastic-cells
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Stella Mary Photini, Wittaya Chaiwangyen, Maja Weber, Boodor Al-Kawlani, Rodolfo R Favaro, Udo Jeschke, Ekkehard Schleussner, Diana M Morales-Prieto, Udo R Markert
Proviral insertion in murine (PIM) lymphoma proteins are mainly regulated by the Janus Kinase/Signal Transducer Activator of Transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling pathway, which can be activated by members of the Interleukin-6 (IL-6) family, including Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF). Aim of the study was to compare PIM1, PIM2 and PIM3 expression and potential cellular functions in human first and third trimester trophoblast cells, the immortalized first trimester extravillous trophoblast cell line HTR8/SVneo and the choriocarcinoma cell line JEG-3...
July 17, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729043/individualized-assessment-of-fracture-risk-contribution-of-osteogenomic-profile
#19
Tuan V Nguyen
Over the past decade, several genetic variants or genes for osteoporosis have been identified through genome-wide association studies and candidate gene association studies. These genetic variants are common in the general population but have modest effect sizes, with odds ratio ranging from 1.1 to 1.5. Thus, the utility of any single variant is limited. However, theoretical and empirical studies have suggested that a profiling of multiple variants that are associated with bone phenotypes (i.e., "osteogenomic profile") can improve the accuracy of fracture prediction and classification beyond that obtained by conventional clinical risk factors...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728857/-rosacea-new-data-for-better-care
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B Cribier
In the last 10 years, numerous studies have been published that throw new light on rosacea, in all areas of the disease. This overview summarises all the key developments, based on the indexed bibliography appearing in Medline between 2007 and 2017. Recent epidemiological data show that the prevalence of the disease is doubtless greater than estimated hitherto (more than 10% of adults in some countries) and that we should not overlook rosacea in subjects with skin phototypes V or VI, a condition that exists on all continents...
July 17, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
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