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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601634/synthesis-and-assembly-of-hepatitis-b-virus-envelope-protein-derived-particles-in-escherichia-coli
#1
Hao Li, Keisuke Onbe, Qiushi Liu, Masumi Iijima, Kenji Tatematsu, Masaharu Seno, Hiroko Tada, Shun' Ichi Kuroda
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) envelope particles have been synthesized in eukaryotic cells (e.g., mammalian cells, insect cells, and yeast cells) as an HB vaccine immunogen and drug delivery system (DDS) nanocarrier. Many researchers had made attempts to synthesize the particles in Escherichia coli for minimize the cost and time for producing HBV envelope particles, but the protein was too deleterious to be synthesized in E. coli. In this study, we generated deletion mutants of HBV envelope L protein (389 amino acid residues (aa)) containing three transmembrane domains (TM1, TM2, TM3)...
June 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536281/distinct-roles-of-hes1-in-normal-stem-cells-and-tumor-stem-like-cells-of-the-intestine
#2
Norihiro Goto, Taro Ueo, Akihisa Fukuda, Kenji Kawada, Yoshiharu Sakai, Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Makoto M Taketo, Tsutomu Chiba, Hiroshi Seno
Cancer stem cells (CSC) have attracted attention as therapeutic targets, however, CSC-targeting therapy may disrupt normal tissue homeostasis because many CSC molecules are also expressed by normal stem cells (NSC). Here we demonstrate that NSC-specific and CSC-specific roles of the stem cell transcription factor Hes1 in the intestine enable the feasibility of a specific cancer therapy. Hes1 expression was upregulated in NSC and intestinal tumors. Lineage tracing experiments in adult mouse intestine revealed that Hes1 deletion in Lgr5+ or Bmi1+ NSC resulted in loss of self-renewal but did not perturb homeostasis...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535011/tumor-growth-limited-to-subcutaneous-site-vs-tumor-growth-in-pulmonary-site-exhibit-differential-effects-on-systemic-immunities
#3
Junko Masuda, Eiji Takayama, Warren Strober, Ayano Satoh, Yuji Morimoto, Yasuko Honjo, Tatsuo Ichinohe, Shin-Ichi Tokuno, Toshiaki Ishizuka, Takahiro Nakata, Akifumi Mizutani, Naoki Umemura, Atsushi Kitani, Ivan J Fuss, Tsukasa Shigehiro, Harumi Kawaki, Masako Mizuno-Kamiya, Nobuo Kondoh, Masaharu Seno
To evaluate systemic immunity associated with tumor growth limited to a subcutaneous site versus growth proceeding at multiple tumor sites, we established syngeneic mouse subcutaneous and pulmonary tumor models by local subcutaneous and intravenous injection of colon carcinoma CT26 cells. We found that splenic myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC) levels were significantly increased in the subcutaneous tumor model but not in the pulmonary tumor model. Furthermore, both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells as well as CD4+ Foxp3+ T cells were significantly decreased in the subcutaneous tumor model and were largely unchanged in the pulmonary tumor model...
May 17, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532772/echocardiographic-predictors-for-worsening-of-six-minute-walk-distances-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-scleroderma
#4
Kenya Kusunose, Hirotsugu Yamada, Susumu Nishio, Yukina Hirata, Hiromitsu Seno, Yoshihito Saijo, Takayuki Ise, Takeshi Tobiume, Koji Yamaguchi, Shusuke Yagi, Takeshi Soeki, Tetsuzo Wakatsuki, Masataka Sata
Change in 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) has been used as a clinical marker in pulmonary hypertension. Determinants and worsening of 6MWD remain a matter of debate because nonpulmonary factors have an impact on the 6MWD. We hypothesized that future reduction of 6MWD in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) was more closely associated with cardiac dysfunction. We prospectively performed standard clinical and echocardiographic evaluations in SSc patients with the 6-minute walk test at enrollment. Features associated with the 6MWD were sought in a multiple linear regression analysis and compared using standardized β...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515391/advanced-glycation-end-products-regulate-interleukin-1%C3%AE-production-in-human-placenta
#5
Kotomi Seno, Saoko Sase, Ayae Ozeki, Hironori Takahashi, Akihide Ohkuchi, Hirotada Suzuki, Shigeki Matsubara, Hisataka Iwata, Takehito Kuwayama, Koumei Shirasuna
Maternal obesity is a major risk factor for pregnancy complications, causing inflammatory cytokine release in the placenta, including interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, and IL-8. Pregnant women with obesity develop accelerated systemic and placental inflammation with elevated circulating advanced glycation end products (AGEs). IL-1β is a pivotal inflammatory cytokine associated with obesity and pregnancy complications, and its production is regulated by NLR family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasomes...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512310/fgf23-fgfr4-mediated-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-is-reversible
#6
Alexander Grabner, Karla Schramm, Neerupma Silswal, Matt Hendrix, Christopher Yanucil, Brian Czaya, Saurav Singh, Myles Wolf, Sven Hermann, Jörg Stypmann, Giovana Seno Di Marco, Marcus Brand, Michael J Wacker, Christian Faul
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 23 is a phosphaturic hormone that directly targets cardiac myocytes via FGF receptor (FGFR) 4 thereby inducing hypertrophic myocyte growth and the development of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in rodents. Serum FGF23 levels are highly elevated in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and it is likely that FGF23 directly contributes to the high rates of LVH and cardiac death in CKD. It is currently unknown if the cardiac effects of FGF23 are solely pathological, or if they potentially can be reversed...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462886/skull-metastasis-from-cholangiolocellular-carcinoma
#7
Yuji Eso, Satoshi Yoshiji, Yuzo Kodama, Hiroshi Seno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457503/simultaneous-quantification-of-batrachotoxin-and-epibatidine-in-plasma-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#8
Yosuke Shiraishi, Tadashi Ogawa, Takayoshi Suzuki, Masae Iwai, Maiko Kusano, Kei Zaitsu, Fumio Kondo, Akira Ishii, Hiroshi Seno
An ultra-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantification of batrachotoxin and epibatidine in plasma. Plasma samples were pretreated by liquid-liquid extraction with acetonitrile and methanol. The toxins were separated on a reversed phase C18-column (2.1mm×50mm, 1.7μm) using a formic acid/acetonitrile gradient elution. Quantification was carried out by mass chromatography with each product ion referenced against midazolam-d4 as an internal standard (IS)...
March 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440963/clinical-sequencing-using-a-next-generation-sequencing-based-multiplex-gene-assay-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
#9
Tadayuki Kou, Masashi Kanai, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Mayumi Kamada, Masahiko Nakatsui, Tomohiro Sakuma, Hiroaki Mochizuki, Akinori Hiroshima, Aiko Sugiyama, Eijiro Nakamura, Hidehiko Miyake, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Kyoichi Takaori, Shigemi Matsumoto, Hironori Haga, Hiroshi Seno, Shinji Kosugi, Yasushi Okuno, Manabu Muto
Advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have enabled physicians to test for genomic alterations in multiple cancer-related genes at once in daily clinical practice. In April 2015, we introduced clinical sequencing using an NGS-based multiplex gene assay (OncoPrime) certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment. This assay covers the entire coding regions of 215 genes and the rearrangement of 17 frequently rearranged genes with clinical relevance in human cancers. The principal indications for the assay were cancers of unknown primary site, rare tumors, and any solid tumors that were refractory to standard chemotherapy...
April 25, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404815/the-hepatokine-fgf21-is-crucial-for-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-agonist-induced-amelioration-of-metabolic-disorders-in-obese-mice
#10
Tsuyoshi Goto, Mariko Hirata, Yumeko Aoki, Mari Iwase, Haruya Takahashi, Minji Kim, Yongjia Li, Huei-Fen Jheng, Wataru Nomura, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Chu-Sook Kim, Rina Yu, Shigeto Seno, Hideo Matsuda, Megumi Aizawa-Abe, Ken Ebihara, Nobuyuki Itoh, Teruo Kawada
Obesity causes excess fat accumulation in white adipose tissues (WAT) and also in other insulin-responsive organs such as the skeletal muscle, increasing the risk for insulin resistance, which can lead to obesity-related metabolic disorders. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) is a master regulator of fatty acid oxidation whose activator is known to improve hyperlipidemia. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying PPARα activator-mediated reduction in adiposity and improvement of metabolic disorders are largely unknown...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392903/emergence-of-signs-of-neural-cells-after-exposure-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-fetal-brain-extract
#11
Iman Razeghian Jahromi, Davood Mehrabani, Ali Mohammadi, Mohammad Mahdi Ghahramani Seno, Mehdi Dianatpour, Shahrokh Zare, Amin Tamadon
OBJECTIVES: Nowadays much effort is being invested in order to diagnose the mechanisms involved in neural differentiation. By clarifying this, making desired neural cells in vitro and applying them into diverse neurological disorders suffered from neural cell malfunctions could be a feasible choice. Thus, the present study assessed the capability of fetal brain extract (FBE) to induce rat bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) toward neural cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this purpose, BM-MSCs were collected from rats and cultured and their mesenchymal properties were confirmed...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363869/a-simple-comparison-of-the-extrinsic-noise-in-gene-expression-between-native-and-foreign-regulations-in-escherichia-coli
#12
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Bei-Wen Ying, Shigeto Seno, Hideo Matsuda, Tetsuya Yomo
Living cells reorganize their gene expression through regulatory machineries in response to external perturbations. The contribution of the regulation to the noise in gene expression is of great interest. In this study, we evaluate the contribution of both native and foreign regulations to the extrinsic noise in gene expression. We analyzed the gene expression data of a mini-library containing 70 genetic constructs of 136 clones into which the gfp gene had been chromosomally incorporated under the control of either native or foreign regulation...
May 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361915/evolution-of-multi-drug-resistant-hcv-clones-from-pre-existing-resistant-associated-variants-during-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-determined-by-third-generation-sequencing
#13
Haruhiko Takeda, Yoshihide Ueda, Tadashi Inuzuka, Yukitaka Yamashita, Yukio Osaki, Akihiro Nasu, Makoto Umeda, Ryo Takemura, Hiroshi Seno, Akihiro Sekine, Hiroyuki Marusawa
Resistance-associated variant (RAV) is one of the most significant clinical challenges in treating HCV-infected patients with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). We investigated the viral dynamics in patients receiving DAAs using third-generation sequencing technology. Among 283 patients with genotype-1b HCV receiving daclatasvir + asunaprevir (DCV/ASV), 32 (11.3%) failed to achieve sustained virological response (SVR). Conventional ultra-deep sequencing of HCV genome was performed in 104 patients (32 non-SVR, 72 SVR), and detected representative RAVs in all non-SVR patients at baseline, including Y93H in 28 (87...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230087/nardilysin-regulates-inflammation-metaplasia-and-tumors-in-murine-stomach
#14
Yuto Kimura, Kozo Ikuta, Takeshi Kimura, Tsutomu Chiba, Hiroko Oshima, Masanobu Oshima, Eiichiro Nishi, Hiroshi Seno
Chronic inflammation contributes to a wide variety of human disorders. In the stomach, longstanding gastritis often results in structural alterations in the gastric mucosa, including metaplastic changes and gastric cancers. Therefore, it is important to elucidate factors that are involved in gastric inflammation. Nardilysin (N-arginine dibasic convertase; Nrdc) is a metalloendopeptidase of the M16 family that promotes ectodomain shedding of the precursor forms of various growth factors and cytokines by enhancing the protease activities of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM) proteins...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211323/evaluation-the-urban-atmospheric-conditions-in-different-cities-using-comet-and-micronuclei-assay-in-tradescantia-pallida
#15
Juliana Caroline Vivian Sposito, Bruno do Amaral Crispim, Amanda Izadora Romãn, Rosilda Mara Mussury, Joelson Gonçalves Pereira, Leonardo Oliveira Seno, Alexeia Barufatti Grisolia
In the present study, genotoxicity and mutagenicity were investigated in Tradescantia pallida exposed to vehicular traffic at different sites in a high-altitude tropical climate. During March, May, July, September, and November 2014, a comet assay and micronucleus bioassays were conducted on young inflorescences and leaves of T. pallida collected from twelve towns in the southern region of Mato Grosso do Sul with different amounts of vehicular traffic. Weather parameters (temperature, relative humidity and rainfall) were measured and vehicles were counted to determine traffic levels in each town...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185389/palmitic-acid-stimulates-interleukin-8-via-the-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ros-pathway-and-induces-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-bovine-oviduct-epithelial-cells
#16
Ayaka Ohtsu, Hazuki Tanaka, Kotomi Seno, Hisataka Iwata, Takehito Kuwayama, Koumei Shirasuna
PROBLEM: We investigated the effect of palmitic acid (PA), a major saturated fatty acid in NEFA, on bovine oviduct epithelial cells (OECs) during in vitro cell culture. METHOD OF STUDY: Bovine oviductal tissues ipsilateral to the corpus luteum were collected 1-3 days after ovulation; the OECs were isolated and cultured. RESULTS: PA increased lipid accumulation and activated caspase-3 in OECs, resulting in decreased cell proliferation. PA also stimulated the secretion of inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-8 depending on TLR4, NF-κB activation, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production...
June 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174966/p012-ral-activation-exacerbates-colonic-inflammation-through-the-impairment-of-intestinal-barrier-function-in-experimental-murine-colitis
#17
N Minami, M Matsuura, S Yamamoto, Y Honzawa, S Yamada, Y Koshikawa, M Okabe, H Seno, H Horiuchi, H Nakase
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172544/p187-differential-distribution-of-epstein-barr-virus-and-cytomegalovirus-in-colonic-mucosa-in-patients-with-active-ulcerative-colitis
#18
S Yamada, M Matsuura, Y Honzawa, M Okabe, Y Koshikawa, N Minami, S Yamamoto, H Seno, H Nakase
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172421/p040-intestinal-ep4-receptor-is-required-for-homeostasis-of-the-colon-in-mice
#19
Y Matsumoto, A Fukuda, H Seno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108953/predictors-of-early-restenosis-after-intracardiac-echocardiography-guided-antegrade-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-high-risk-or-inoperable-patients
#20
Shinobu Hosokawa, Yoshikazu Hiasa, Akiho Seno, Tatuo Yasuoka, Tomoko Izumi, Riyo Ogura
Antegrade balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) may be more effective than retrograde BAV. However, early restenosis is found inconstantly within three months after BAV. To evaluate the factor of ER after intracardiac echocardiogram (ICE) guided Antegrade BAV, fifty patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) underwent BAV procedures with ICE. ER was defined as mean aortic valve pressure gradient (PG) >40 mmHg. During one-year follow-up period, 6 patients died and 2 patients underwent aortic valve replacement...
January 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
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