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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927077/associations-between-the-expression-of-mta1-and-vegf-c-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-lymph-angiogenesis-and-lymph-node-metastasis
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Jianping Liu, Juan Xia, Yongheng Zhang, Maoyong Fu, Sheng Gong, Yulong Guo
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between the expression levels of metastasis-related gene 1 (MTA1) and vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) with lymph angiogenesis and lymph node metastasis. The paraffin-embedded tissue samples of 107 cases of ESCC and 56 cases of normal esophageal tissues were collected from the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Suining Central Hospital from March 2013 to January 2014. Immunohistochemical assays were performed to detect the expression levels of MTA1, VEGF-C and D2-40 in ESCC, and the micro-lymphatic vessel density (LVD) was evaluated...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926744/chronic-high-protein-diet-induces-oxidative-stress-and-alters-the-salivary-gland-function-in-rats
#2
Urszula Kołodziej, Mateusz Maciejczyk, Wiesława Niklińska, Danuta Waszkiel, Małgorzata Żendzian-Piotrowska, Piotr Żukowski, Anna Zalewska
OBJECTIVE: Chronic high protein intake leads to an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. However, there is no data on the impact of high-protein diet on the antioxidant barrier, oxidative stress and secretory function in the salivary glands of healthy individuals. DESIGN: 16 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 2 groups (n=8): normal protein (C) and high-protein diet (HP) for 8 weeks. Salivary antioxidants: peroxidase (Px), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD 1), uric acid (UA), total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS) and the oxidative stress index (OSI), as well as protein carbonyls (PC), 4-hydroxynonenal protein adduct (4-HNE protein adduct), 8-isoprostanes (8-isoP), 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and protein content were determined in the salivary glands and plasma...
September 10, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923329/prognostic-correlation-between-mfg-e8-expression-level-and-colorectal-cancer
#3
Min Jia, Huaning Yao, Chao Chen, Yueqin Wang, Han Wang, Tianpen Cui, Jianhua Zhu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death all over the world. Milk fat globule-epidermal growth factor (EGF)-factor VIII (MFG-E8) was found to be highly expressed in a variety of cancers. However its role in CRC is unclear. This study investigates the expression of MFG-E8 in CRC tissues and the correlation with clinicopathological features and prognosis in CRC patients. METHODS: The expression of MFG-E8 proteins was detected by immunohistochemical staining in 90 samples of CRC...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922845/pot1-mediated-%C3%AE-integration-strategy-for-high-copy-stable-expression-of-heterologous-proteins-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#4
Xiaofei Song, Quanli Liu, Jiwei Mao, Yuzhen Wu, Yuanzi Li, Kai Gao, Xiuming Zhang, Yanling Bai, Haijin Xu, Mingqiang Qiao
In biotechnological industry, increased expression cassette stability and copy number serve as important means of maintaining consistently high production levels of heterologous proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In this study, we combined δ sequences for site-specific integration with TPI1 gene from Schizosaccharomyces pombe (POT1) as a selection marker to realize high-copy integration and stable expression of heterologous proteins in S. cerevisiae. With the newly developed POT1 platform, a 32-copy integration of enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) expression cassette was obtained in a single round and was stably maintained after 100 generations of growth in a rich complex medium...
September 1, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922633/protein-extraction-into-the-bicontinuous-microemulsion-phase-of-a-water-sds-pentanol-dodecane-winsor-iii-system-effect-on-nanostructure-and-protein-conformation
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Douglas G Hayes, Ran Ye, Rachel N Dunlap, Matthew J Cuneo, Sai Venkatesh Pingali, Hugh M O'Neill, Volker S Urban
Bicontinuous microemulsions (BμEs), consisting of water and oil nanodomains separated by surfactant monolayers of near-zero curvature, are potentially valuable systems for purification and delivery of biomolecules, for hosting multiphasic biochemical reactions, and as templating media for preparing nanomaterials. We formed Winsor-III systems by mixing aqueous protein and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) solutions with dodecane and 1-pentanol (cosurfactant) to efficiently extract proteins into the middle (BμE) phase...
September 7, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920402/-preparation-and-transformation-optimization-for-supercompetent-b-subtilis-sck6-cells
#6
Xinzhi Li, Zhenghui Lu, Yuling Zhou, Shiyu Li, Guimin Zhang
Bacillus subtilis is Gram-positive aerobic bacterium and widely used as a heterologous protein expression host because of its safety and high protein secretion property. However, comparing to Escherichia coli, the low transformation efficiency limits the application of B. subtilis as a host cell for directed evolution of heterologous enzymes. Therefore, we optimized the competent cell preparation conditions for conventional plasmid, including the alteration of the medium, the concentration of inducer, the plasmid type, and other parameters...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918348/enhancing-protein-to-extremely-high-content-in-photosynthetic-bacteria-during-biogas-slurry-treatment
#7
Anqi Yang, Guangming Zhang, Fan Meng, Pei Lu, Xintian Wang, Meng Peng
This work proposed a novel approach to achieve an extremely high protein content in photosynthetic bacteria (PSB) using biogas slurry as a culturing medium. The results showed the protein content of PSB could be enhanced strongly to 90% in the biogas slurry, which was much higher than reported microbial protein contents. The slurry was partially purified at the same time. Dark-aerobic was more beneficial than light-anaerobic condition for protein accumulation. High salinity and high ammonia of the biogas slurry were the main causes for protein enhancement...
August 20, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917164/uplc-ms-ms-assay-of-riluzole-in-human-plasma-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-csf-application-in-samples-from-spinal-cord-injured-patients
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Mahua Sarkar, Robert G Grossman, Elizabeth G Toups, Diana S-L Chow
In the present study, a sensitive and robust LC-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for the quantification of riluzole in human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in clinical samples from patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Riluzole and its labeled internal standard (IS) were isolated from plasma and CSF by liquid-liquid extraction using ethyl acetate. Riluzole (m/z 235→166) and IS (m/z 238→169) were detected by electrospray ionization (ESI) using multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) in a positive mode...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916914/the-effects-of-protein-and-fiber-content-on-gut-structure-and-function-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#9
Samantha C Leigh, Bao-Quang Nguyen-Phuc, Donovan P German
Chemical reactor theory (CRT) suggests that the digestive tract functions as a chemical reactor for processing food. Presumably, gut structure and function should match diet to ensure adequate nutrient and energy uptake to maintain performance. Within CRT, dietary biochemical composition is the most important factor affecting gut structure and function in vertebrates. We fed Danio rerio (zebrafish) diets ranging from high- to moderate- to low-quality (i.e., ranging from high-protein, low-fiber to low-protein, high-fiber), and observed how gut length and surface area, as well as the activity levels of digestive enzymes (amylase, maltase, trypsin, aminopeptidase, and lipase) shifted in response to these dietary changes...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916633/systems-genetics-identifies-a-co-regulated-module-of-liver-micrornas-associated-with-plasma-ldl-cholesterol-in-murine-diet-induced-dyslipidemia
#10
Alisha R Coffey, Tangi L Smallwood, Jody Albright, Kunjie Hua, Matt Kanke, Daniel Pomp, Brian J Bennett, Praveen Sethupathy
Chronically altered levels of circulating lipids, termed dyslipidemia, is a significant risk factor for a number of metabolic and cardiovascular morbidities. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as important regulators of lipid balance, have been implicated in dyslipidemia, and have been proposed as candidate therapeutic targets in lipid-related disorders including atherosclerosis. A major limitation of most murine studies of miRNAs in lipid metabolic disorders is that they have been performed in just one (or very few) inbred strains, such as C57BL/6...
September 15, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916571/effect-of-soy-and-soy-isoflavones-on-obesity-related-anthropometric-measures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Masoumeh Akhlaghi, Morteza Zare, Fatemeh Nouripour
Soy may be a suitable food for anti-obesity efforts because of its high protein and isoflavone content. We conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate potential effects of soy and soy isoflavones on weight, waist circumference, and fat mass. PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched. Twenty-four trials with soy and 17 trials with isoflavones passed the eligibility stage. According to the results, soy showed no overall statistically significant effect on weight, waist circumference, or fat mass, but a significant increasing effect on weight was observed in some circumstances: for instance, in obese subjects [mean difference (MD): 0...
September 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916445/preparation-of-intracellular-proteins-from-a-white-rot-fungus-surrounded-by-polysaccharide-sheath-and-optimization-of-their-two-dimensional-electrophoresis-for-proteomic-studies
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Takahito Watanabe, Koichi Yoshioka, Ayako Kido, Junseok Lee, Hikari Akiyoshi, Takashi Watanabe
The functions and properties of fungal sheath, an extracellular polysaccharide produced by many white-rot fungi, have been studied. However, the strong adherence of the sheath to fungal hyphae had been a major impediment in preparing intracellular proteins from the fungi and analyzing their cellular responses. To overcome this issue, we developed a rapid and easy method to remove the polysaccharide sheath using a selective lignin degrader, Ceriporiopsis subvermispora, which produces large sheath amounts in the presence of a lignin-derived aromatic compound...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915252/expression-and-regulation-of-the-neutral-amino-acid-transporter-b0at1-in-rat-small-intestine
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Julia Jando, Simone M R Camargo, Brigitte Herzog, François Verrey
Absorption of neutral amino acids across the luminal membrane of intestinal enterocytes is mediated by the broad neutral amino acid transporter B0AT1 (SLC6A19). Its intestinal expression depends on co-expression of the membrane-anchored peptidase angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and is additionally enhanced by aminopeptidase N (CD13). We investigated in this study the expression of B0AT1 and its auxiliary peptidases as well as its transport function along the rat small intestine. Additionally, we tested its possible short- and long-term regulation by dietary proteins and amino acids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913664/supplementation-of-enzyme-treated-soy-protein-saves-dietary-protein-and-promotes-digestive-and-absorptive-ability-referring-to-tor-signaling-in-juvenile-fish
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Weiwei Xiao, Weidan Jiang, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Yongan Zhang, Xiaoqiu Zhou
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of enzyme-treated soy protein (ETSP) supplementation in the low-protein diet on growth performance, digestive and absorptive capacities, and related signaling molecules' gene expressions in juvenile Jian carp. The results showed that percent weight gain (PWG), specific growth rate (SGR), and feed intake (FI) were decreased by reducing dietary protein from 34 to 32% (P < 0.05). Supplying low-protein diet with optimal ETSP increased previously mentioned indices of juvenile Jian carp (P < 0...
September 14, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912790/development-and-evaluation-of-glycine-max-germplasm-lines-with-quantitative-resistance-to-sclerotinia-sclerotiorum
#15
Megan McCaghey, Jaime Willbur, Ashish Ranjan, Craig R Grau, Scott Chapman, Brian Diers, Carol Groves, Mehdi Kabbage, Damon L Smith
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, the causal agent of Sclerotinia stem rot, is a devastating fungal pathogen of soybean that can cause significant yield losses to growers when environmental conditions are favorable for the disease. The development of resistant varieties has proven difficult. However, poor resistance in commercial cultivars can be improved through additional breeding efforts and understanding the genetic basis of resistance. The objective of this project was to develop soybean germplasm lines that have a high level of Sclerotinia stem rot resistance to be used directly as cultivars or in breeding programs as a source of improved Sclerotinia stem rot resistance...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911120/phirex-a-programmable-and-red-light-regulated-protein-expression-switch-for-yeast
#16
Lena Hochrein, Fabian Machens, Katrin Messerschmidt, Bernd Mueller-Roeber
Highly regulated induction systems enabling dose-dependent and reversible fine-tuning of protein expression output are beneficial for engineering complex biosynthetic pathways. To address this, we developed PhiReX, a novel red/far-red light-regulated protein expression system for use in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PhiReX is based on the combination of a customizable synTALE DNA-binding domain, the VP64 activation domain and the light-sensitive dimerization of the photoreceptor PhyB and its interacting partner PIF3 from Arabidopsis thaliana...
September 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911059/forcing-the-vicious-circle-sarcopenia-increases-toxicity-decreases-response-to-chemotherapy-and-worsens-with-chemotherapy
#17
F Bozzetti
Sarcopenia has recently emerged as a new condition that, independently from malnutrition, may adversely affect the prognosis of cancer patients. Purpose of this narrative review is to define the prevalence of sarcopenia in different primaries, its role in leading to chemotherapy toxicity and decreased compliance with the oncological therapy and the effect of some drugs on the onset of sarcopenia. Finally, the review aims to describe the current approaches to restore the muscle mass through nutrition, exercise and anti-inflammatory agents or multimodal programmes with a special emphasis on the results of randomized controlled trials...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903988/the-use-of-reverse-vaccinology-in-the-design-and-construction-of-nano-glycoconjugate-vaccines-against-burkholderia-pseudomallei
#18
Laura A Muruato, Daniel Tapia, Christopher L Hatcher, Mridul Kalita, Paul J Brett, Anthony E Gregory, James E Samuel, Richard W Titball, Alfredo G Torres
Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bpm) is a Gram negative, facultative intracellular pathogen that causes the disease melioidosis in humans and other mammals. Respiratory infection with B. pseudomallei leads to a fulminant and often fatal disease. It has previously been shown that glycoconjugate vaccines can provide significant protection against lethal challenge; however, the limited number of known Burkholderia antigens has slowed progress towards vaccine development. The objective of this study was to identify novel antigens and evaluate their protective capacity when incorporated into a nano-glycoconjugate vaccine platform...
September 13, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903959/effect-of-prior-meal-macronutrient-composition-on-postprandial-glycemic-responses-and-glycemic-index-and-glycemic-load-value-determinations
#19
Huicui Meng, Nirupa R Matthan, Lynne M Ausman, Alice H Lichtenstein
Background: The potential impact of prior meal composition on the postprandial glycemic response and glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) value determinations remains unclear.Objective: We determined the effect of meals that varied in macronutrient composition on the glycemic response and determination of GI and GL values of a subsequent standard test food.Design: Twenty healthy participants underwent 6 test sessions within 12 wk. The subjects received each of 3 isocaloric breakfast meals (i.e., high carbohydrate, high fat, or high protein) on separate days in a random order, which was followed by a standard set of challenges (i...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903957/within-day-protein-distribution-does-not-influence-body-composition-responses-during-weight-loss-in-resistance-training-adults-who-are-overweight
#20
Joshua L Hudson, Jung Eun Kim, Douglas Paddon-Jones, Wayne W Campbell
Background: Emerging research suggests that redistributing total protein intake from 1 high-protein meal/d to multiple moderately high-protein meals improves 24-h muscle protein synthesis. Over time, this may promote positive changes in body composition.Objective: We sought to assess the effects of within-day protein intake distribution on changes in body composition during dietary energy restriction and resistance training.Design: In a randomized parallel-design study, 41 men and women [mean ± SEM age: 35 ± 2 y; body mass index (in kg/m(2)): 31...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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