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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549345/a-novel-synthetic-derivative-of-quercetin-8-trifluoromethyl-3-5-7-3-4-o-pentamethyl-quercetin-inhibits-bladder-cancer-growth-by-targeting-the-ampk-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Ting Tao, Caimei He, Jun Deng, Yanjun Huang, Qiongli Su, Mei Peng, Meiling Yi, Kwame Oteng Darko, Hui Zou, Xiaoping Yang
Quercetin is a naturally existing compound and shows attractive anticancer properties for a variety of solid tumors including glioma, bladder cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, breast cancer, hematological malignancies and prostate carcinoma. However, these anticancer properties have not been clinically approved due to unclear mechanistic information and its low bioactivity. In our previous study, we elucidated that quercetin activates AMPK pathway which is the major mechanism for its unique anticancer effect in bladder cancer...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549342/mgr1-antigen-37-kda-laminin-receptor-precursor-promotes-cellular-prion-protein-induced-multi-drug-resistance-of-gastric-cancer
#2
Guanhong Luo, Weijie Wang, Qiong Wu, Yuanyuan Lu, Tao Su, Nan Gu, Kai Li, Jingbo Wang, Rui Du, Xiaodi Zhao, Xiaohua Li, Rui Fan, Hongbo Zhang, Yongzhan Nie, Xinmin Zhou, Yongquan Shi, Jie Liang, Xin Wang, Daiming Fan
Cellular prion protein (PrPC), the infective agent of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, is thought to be related to several cellular physiological and physiopathological processes. We have previously reported that PrPC participates in multi-drug-resistance of gastric cancer. As the salient ligand molecule of PrP for participating in internalization and propagation of the scrapie form of prion protein (PrPSc), 37 kDa laminin receptor precursor protein (37LRP) shared the same gene coding sequence of MGr1-Ag, another protein previously found to be involved in multi-drug-resistance of gastric cancer in our lab...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549287/unconventional-energy-resources-in-a-crowded-subsurface-reducing-uncertainty-and-developing-a-separation-zone-concept-for-resource-estimation-and-deep-3d-subsurface-planning-using-legacy-mining-data
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Alison A Monaghan
Over significant areas of the UK and western Europe, anthropogenic alteration of the subsurface by mining of coal has occurred beneath highly populated areas which are now considering a multiplicity of 'low carbon' unconventional energy resources including shale gas and oil, coal bed methane, geothermal energy and energy storage. To enable decision making on the 3D planning, licensing and extraction of these resources requires reduced uncertainty around complex geology and hydrogeological and geomechanical processes...
May 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549111/diabetic-db-db-mice-do-not-develop-heart-failure-upon-pressure-overload-a-longitudinal-in-vivo-pet-mri-and-mrs-study-on-cardiac-metabolic-structural-and-functional-adaptations
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Desiree Abdurrachim, Miranda Nabben, Verena Hoerr, Michael T Kuhlmann, Philipp Bovenkamp, Jolita Ciapaite, Ilvy M E Geraets, Will Coumans, Joost J F P Luiken, Jan F C Glatz, Michael Schäfers, Klaas Nicolay, Cornelius Faber, Sven Hermann, Jeanine J Prompers
Aim: Heart failure is associated with altered myocardial substrate metabolism and impaired cardiac energetics. Comorbidities like diabetes may influence the metabolic adaptations during heart failure development. We quantified to what extent changes in substrate preference, lipid accumulation, and energy status predict the longitudinal development of hypertrophy and failure in the non-diabetic and the diabetic heart. Methods and results: Transverse aortic constriction (TAC) was performed in non-diabetic ( db /+) and diabetic ( db/db ) mice to induce pressure overload...
May 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549093/autoantibodies-in-melanoma-associated-retinopathy-recognize-an-epitope-conserved-between-trpm1-and-trpm3
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Robert M Duvoisin, Tammie L Haley, Gaoying Ren, Iwona Strycharska-Orczyk, James P Bonaparte, Catherine W Morgans
Purpose: Melanoma-associated retinopathy (MAR) is a paraneoplastic syndrome associated with malignant melanoma and the presence of anti-retinal autoantibodies, including autoantibodies against transient receptor potential melanopsin 1 (TRPM1), a cation channel expressed by both melanocytes and retinal bipolar cells. The goal of this study was to further map the antigenic epitope. Methods: Patient sera were tested by immunofluorescence and Western blotting on HEK293 cells transfected with enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP)-TRPM1 fusion constructs and mouse retina sections...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549090/sigma-1-receptor-regulates-mitochondrial-function-in-glucose-and-oxygen-deprived-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Dorette Z Ellis, Linya Li, Yong Park, Shaoqing He, Brett Mueller, Thomas Yorio
Purpose: Understanding the role of mitochondria in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) is relevant to human disease as studies have shown mitochondrial abnormalities in primary open-angle glaucoma patients. This study seeks to determine the effects of the sigma-1 receptor (σ-1r) and its agonists on mitochondrial function in oxygen- and glucose- deprived (OGD) purified neonatal RGCs. Methods: Retinal ganglion cells were isolated from rat pups and subjected to OGD in varying conditions in the presence or absence of σ-1r agonist and antagonist and following addition of an AAV2-σ-1r vector that was used to increase σ-1r expression...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548963/nestin-expression-involves-invasiveness-of-esophageal-carcinoma-and-its-downregulation-enhances-paclitaxel-sensitivity-to-esophageal-carcinoma-cell-apoptosis
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Jinghang Zhang, Jiateng Zhong, Jian Yu, Jinsong Li, Wenyu Di, Ping Lu, Xiaoyu Yang, Weixing Zhao, Xianwei Wang, Wei Su
Paclitaxel has been generally used to treat primary and metastatic esophageal carcinoma. It has been shown that nestin is highly expressed in esophageal carcinoma and that there is a strong association of nestin expression with poor prognosis in esophageal carcinoma patients. In this study, using immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and Western blotting we demonstrated that nestin was overexpressed in the invasive esophageal carcinoma. To further elucidate whether nestin inhibition could enhance paclitaxel sensitivity to esophageal carcinoma cells, we applied nestin siRNA in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma Eca-109 cells...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548955/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
#8
Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548885/metformin-inhibits-p-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide-lps-influenced-inflammatory-response-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts-via-regulating-activating-transcription-factor-3-atf3-expression
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Wenyan Kang, Ting Wang, Zhekai Hu, Feng Liu, Yundong Sun, Shaohua Ge
BACKGROUND: Chronic periodontitis is one of the most prevalent oral diseases, which is associated with Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) infection, and has profound effects on type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). Metformin, a well-known antidiabetic agent, has been reported to exert anti-inflammatory effects on various cells. This study aimed to investigate the role of metformin on LPS-influenced inflammatory response in human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs). METHODS: Dose-dependent additive effects of metformin on LPS-influenced HGFs were detected...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548824/improved-mechanistic-understanding-of-natural-gas-methane-emissions-from-spatially-resolved-aircraft-measurements
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Stefan Schwietzke, Gabrielle Petron, Stephen A Conley, Cody Pickering, Ingrid Mielke-Maday, Edward J Dlugokencky, Pieter P Tans, Tim Vaughn, Clay S Bell, Daniel Zimmerle, Sonja Wolter, Clark King, Allen B White, Timothy Coleman, Laura Bianco, Russell Schnell
Divergence in recent oil and gas related methane emission estimates between aircraft studies (basin total for a midday window) and emissions inventories (annualized regional and national statistics) indicate the need for better understanding the experimental design, including temporal and spatial alignment and interpretation of results. Our aircraft based methane emission estimates in a major US shale gas basin resolved from West to East show (i) similar spatial distributions for two days, (ii) strong spatial correlations with reported NG production (R(2)=0...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548685/detection-methods-of-cyprinid-herpesvirus-2-infection-in-silver-crucian-carp-carassius-auratus-gibelio-via-a-porf72-monoclonal-antibody
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S Y Kong, Y S Jiang, Q Wang, J F Lu, D Xu, L Q Lu
Cyprinid herpesvirus 2 (CyHV-2) is the main pathogen responsible for causing haematopoietic necrosis disease in Carassius auratus gibelio. Although many nucleic acid-based diagnostic methods have been applied, no stable and sensitive immunological diagnostic approaches have been reported. In this study, to detect CyHV-2 in clinical samples using immunological methods, recombinant ORF72 protein (pORF72), encoded by the CyHV-2 ORF72 gene, was used as a capture antigen to identify blood and tissues infected with CyHV-2...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548679/cyclin-d1-gene-silencing-promotes-il-1%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-chondrocytes
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Peng-Fei Zan, Zhong Wu, Yong Yang, Zhi Zhao, Min Wu, Guo-Dong Li
This study investigated the effects of cyclin D1 gene silencing on cell proliferation and apoptosis of interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-induced osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes. Chondrocytes from healthy sprague-dawley rats were divided into blank, OA model (chondrocytes underwent IL-1β inducement), OA trial (chondrocytes underwent IL-1β inducement with cyclin D1-shRNA treatment), and negative control (NC; chondrocytes underwent IL-1β inducement and control-shRNA treatment) groups. Cell proliferation was assessed by CCK-8 assay, and cell cycle and apoptosis by flow cytometry...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548569/thyroxine-increases-collagen-type-ii-expression-and-accumulation-in-scaffold-free-tissue-engineered-articular-cartilage
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G Adam Whitney, Thomas J Kean, Russell J Fernandes, Stephen D Waldman, M Yat Tse, Stephen C Pang, Joseph M Mansour, James E Dennis
Low collagen accumulation in the extra-cellular matrix is a pressing problem in cartilage tissue engineering, leading to a low collagen-to-glycosaminoglycan (GAG) ratio and poor mechanical properties in neo-cartilage. Soluble factors have been shown to increase collagen content, but may result in a more pronounced increase in GAG content. Thyroid hormones have been reported to stimulate collagen and GAG production, but reported outcomes, including which specific collagen types are affected, are variable throughout the literature...
May 26, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548367/sinularin-induces-oxidative-stress-mediated-g2-m-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-oral-cancer-cells
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Yung-Ting Chang, Chang-Yi Wu, Jen-Yang Tang, Chiung-Yao Huang, Chih-Chuang Liaw, Shih-Hsiung Wu, Jyh-Horng Sheu, Hsueh-Wei Chang
Soft corals-derived natural product, sinularin, was antiproliferative against some cancers but its effect and detailed mechanism on oral cancer cells remain unclear. The subject of this study is to examine the antioral cancer effects and underlying detailed mechanisms in terms of cell viability, oxidative stress, cell cycle analysis, and apoptosis analyses. In MTS assay, sinularin dose-responsively decreased cell viability of three oral cancer cells (Ca9-22, HSC-3, and CAL 27) but only little damage to oral normal cells (HGF-1)...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548327/a-familial-study-of-twins-with-severe-asthenozoospermia-identified-a-homozygous-spag17-mutation-by-whole-exome-sequencing
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Xiaohui Xu, Yan-Wei Sha, Li-Bin Mei, Zhi-Yong Ji, Ping-Ping Qiu, Hong Ji, Ping Li, Tuanlao Wang, Lin Li
Asthenozoospermia (AZS) is a common cause of male infertility, characterized by abnormal reduction in the motility of ejaculated spermatozoa. Here, in a patient from a consanguineous family, we identified a homozygous mutation (c.G4343A, p.R1448Q) in SPAG17 by whole-exome sequencing. The encoded protein, SPAG17, localizes to the axonemal central apparatus and is considered essential for flagellar waveform. In silico analysis revealed that R1448Q is a potential pathogenic mutation. Immunostaining and western blot assays showed that the R1448Q mutation may exert a negative effect on the steady-state of the SPAG17 protein...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548306/zanthoxylum-avicennae-extract-enhances-gsk-3%C3%AE-to-attenuate-%C3%AE-catenin-via-phosphatase-2a-to-block-metastatic-effects-of-ha22t-cells-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-xenografted-nude-mice
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Hsi-Chin Wu, Ing-Shiow Lay, Marthandam Asokan Shibu, Tsung-Jung Ho, Shiu-Min Cheng, Chih-Hao Lin, Tran Duc Dung, Long-Bin Jeng, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Chih-Yang Huang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) metastasis is often associated with the activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. Zanthoxylum avicennae (Ying Bu Bo, YBB), a traditional herb with hepatoprotective effect, has been proven to inhibit human HCC in in vivo models however, the in vitro and in vivo effect of YBB on tumor metastasis is not clear yet. To determine whether YBB could inhibit HA22T human HCC cell by acting on β-catenin metastatic signaling in vitro and in vivo, HA22T cells were treated with different concentrations of YBB extracts (YBBE) and analyzed by Immunofluorescence staining assay, western blot analysis, siRNA mediated gene knock-down assays and co-immunoprecipitation assay...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548239/impact-of-barium-enema-on-acute-diverticulitis-recurrence-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-349-patients
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Francisco J Medina-Fernández, Lidia Rodríguez-Ortiz, Dimas J Garcilazo-Arismendi, Elena Navarro-Rodríguez, Eva M Torres-Tordera, César A Díaz-López, Javier Briceño
AIM: Acute diverticulitis is becoming a health concern in western countries as its incidence is increasing. Currently, one of the accepted theories on possible causes of diverticular perforation is the impactation of faecal residuals into some diverticula. Our aim was to evaluate whether barium impactation might have a negative effect by promoting diverticular inflammation/rupture and thereby acute diverticulitis recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study (January 2005/December 2015) was conducted at the Reina Sofia University Hospital of Cordoba (Spain)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548231/combination-therapy-with-telmisartan-and-parecoxib-induces-regression-of-endometriotic-lesions
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Anca Nenicu, Yuan Gu, Christina Körbel, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Telmisartan suppresses the development of endometriotic lesions. However, the drug also up-regulates the expression of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2, which has been suggested to promote the progression of endometriosis. Accordingly, we herein analysed whether a combination therapy with telmisartan and a COX-2 inhibitor may be more effective in the treatment of endometriotic lesions than application of telmisartan alone. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Endometriotic lesions were induced in the peritoneal cavity of C57BL/6 mice, which were daily treated with an intraperitoneal (i...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548227/changing-the-risk-threshold-for-surgical-prevention-of-ovarian-cancer
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Ranjit Manchanda, Rosa Legood, Antonis C Antoniou, Leigh Pearce, Usha Menon
Ovarian cancer (OC) remains a lethal disease and a major cause of deaths from gynaecological cancer particularly in western countries. Despite advances in treatment, there have been only marginal improvements in survival rates over the last 30years. Additionally, the number of OC cases in the UK is estimated to increase by 27-45%, which translates to a 15% rise in the incidence rate by 2035.(1) A national OC screening programme is unavailable as this has not yet shown a conclusive mortality benefit.(2) Hence, primary prevention continues to be the cornerstone in reducing the burden of OC and improving health outcomes...
May 26, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548173/effects-of-freeze-thawing-cycles-on-desorption-behaviors-of-pah-contaminated-soil-in-the-presence-of-a-biosurfactant-a-case-study-in-western-canada
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Y Yao, G H Huang, C J An, G H Cheng, J Wei
Many regions in Canada are facing increasing environmental threats posed by oil and gas exploitation and transportation. These contaminated lands are inevitably subjected to seasonal and diurnal freeze-thawing cycles (FTCs). However, knowledge about the effect of FTCs on the behaviours of hydrophobic contaminants during the aging process of soil is limited. This study investigated the desorption characteristics of phenanthrene in aging soils in the presence of the biosurfactant rhamnolipid under diurnal and seasonal FTC treatments...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
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