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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187312/glucose-phosphorylated-on-carbon-6-suppresses-lipopolysaccharide-binding-to-lipopolysaccharide-binding-protein-and-inhibits-its-bioactivities
#1
Yuu Fujita, Kiyohito Yagi
Lipid A comprises the active region of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and its phosphate group is required for LPS activities. Additionally, it is essential for effects of inhibitors of LPS-induced coagulation activity in limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) tests. Lipid A has phosphorylated glucosamine residues, which are structurally similar to glucose 1-phosphate (G1P) and glucose 6-phosphate (G6P). This study focused on the antagonistic effects of glucose phosphates on the action of protein or non-protein inhibitors against LAL coagulation, LPS-LPS-binding protein (LBP) interaction, and LPS bioactivities...
February 6, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174066/discovery-of-4-chloro-2-2-4-dichloro-6-methylphenoxy-1-methyl-7-pentan-3-yl-1h-benzimidazole-a-novel-crf1-receptor-antagonist
#2
Michiyo Mochizuki, Takuto Kojima, Katsumi Kobayashi, Etsuo Kotani, Yuji Ishichi, Naoyuki Kanzaki, Hideyuki Nakagawa, Teruaki Okuda, Yohei Kosugi, Takahiko Yano, Yuu Sako, Maiko Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Aso
Compound 1 exhibits potent binding inhibition activity against a corticotropin-releasing factor 1 (CRF1) receptor (IC50=9.5nM) and in vitro antagonistic activity (IC50=88nM) but is rapidly metabolized by human hepatic microsomes (182μL/min/mg). Here we identified metabolically stable compounds with potent CRF binding inhibitory activity. Structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies considering in vitro metabolic stability revealed that 4-chloro-2-(2,4-dichloro-6-methylphenoxy)-1-methyl-7-(pentan-3-yl)-1H-benzimidazole 24d was more stable in human microsomes (87μL/min/mg) than compound 1...
November 8, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124098/measurements-of-radon-activity-concentration-in-mouse-tissues-and-organs
#3
Yuu Ishimori, Hiroshi Tanaka, Akihiro Sakoda, Takahiro Kataoka, Kiyonori Yamaoka, Fumihiro Mitsunobu
The purpose of this study is to investigate the biokinetics of inhaled radon, radon activity concentrations in mouse tissues and organs were determined after mice had been exposed to about 1 MBq/m(3) of radon in air. Radon activity concentrations in mouse blood and in other tissues and organs were measured with a liquid scintillation counter and with a well-type HP Ge detector, respectively. Radon activity concentration in mouse blood was 0.410 ± 0.016 Bq/g when saturated with 1 MBq/m(3) of radon activity concentration in air...
January 25, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108665/fasiglifam-tak-875-alters-bile-acid-homeostasis-in-rats-and-dogs-a-potential-cause-of-drug-induced-liver-injury
#4
Francis S Wolenski, Andy Z X Zhu, Mike Johnson, Shaoxia Yu, Yuu Moriya, Takuya Ebihara, Vilmos Csizmadia, Jessica Grieves, Martin Paton, Mingxiang Liao, Christopher Gemski, Liping Pan, Majid Vakilynejad, Yvonne P Dragan, Swapan K Chowdhury, Patrick J Kirby
Fasiglifam (TAK-875), a Free Fatty Acid Receptor 1 (FFAR1) agonist in development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, was voluntarily terminated in phase 3 due to adverse liver effects. A mechanistic investigation described in this manuscript focused on the inhibition of bile acid (BA) transporters as a driver of the liver findings. TAK-875 was an in vitro inhibitor of multiple influx (NTCP and OATPs) and efflux (BSEP and MRPs) hepatobiliary BA transporters at micromolar concentrations. Repeat dose studies determined that TAK-875 caused a dose-dependent increase in serum total BA in rats and dogs...
January 20, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041905/the-apc-c-coordinates-retinal-differentiation-with-g1-arrest-through-the-nek2-dependent-modulation-of-wingless-signaling
#5
Torcato Martins, Francesco Meghini, Francesca Florio, Yuu Kimata
The cell cycle is coordinated with differentiation during animal development. Here we report a cell-cycle-independent developmental role for a master cell-cycle regulator, the anaphase-promoting complex or cyclosome (APC/C), in the regulation of cell fate through modulation of Wingless (Wg) signaling. The APC/C controls both cell-cycle progression and postmitotic processes through ubiquitin-dependent proteolysis. Through an RNAi screen in the developing Drosophila eye, we found that partial APC/C inactivation severely inhibits retinal differentiation independently of cell-cycle defects...
January 9, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030344/report-of-fatal-mixed-infection-with-cryptosporidium-parvum-and-giardia-intestinalis-in-neonatal-calves
#6
Yuu Matsuura, Makoto Matsubayashi, Satoko Nukata, Tomoyuki Shibahara, Osamu Ayukawa, Yasuko Kondo, Tomohide Matsuo, Shigehiko Uni, Masaru Furuya, Hiroyuki Tani, Naotoshi Tsuji, Kazumi Sasai
In the production and management of beef and dairy cattle, controlling diarrhea is one of the important concerns. Pathogenic agents of the disease, protozoan parasites including Cryptosporidium spp., are difficult to control, making prevention, diagnoses, and treatment of diarrhea. In the present study, we investigated a farm with a history of calf deaths over a period of 10 years in order to determine the cause of disease and to clarify the detailed distribution of the pathogens. In four examined calves that were reared in calf pens, all were positive with Cryptosporidium and/or Giardia, while the other breeding stock and adult cattle were negative...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003434/gene-cloning-recombinant-expression-purification-and-characterization-of-l-methionine-decarboxylase-from-streptomyces-sp-590
#7
Masaya Hayashi, Akane Okada, Kumiko Yamamoto, Tomomi Okugochi, Chika Kusaka, Daizou Kudou, Michiko Nemoto, Junko Inagaki, Yuu Hirose, Toshihide Okajima, Takashi Tamura, Kenji Soda, Kenji Inagaki
l-Methionine decarboxylase (MetDC) from Streptomyces sp. 590 depends on pyridoxal 5'-phosphate and catalyzes the non-oxidative decarboxylation of l-methionine to produce 3-methylthiopropylamine and carbon dioxide. MetDC gene (mdc) was determined to consist of 1,674 bp encoding 557 amino acids, and the amino acid sequence is similar to that of l-histidine decarboxylases and l-valine decarboxylases from Streptomyces sp. strains. The mdc gene was cloned and recombinant MetDC was heterologously expressed by Escherichia coli The purification of recombinant MetDC was carried out by DEAE-Toyopearl and Ni-NTA agarose column chromatography...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897244/neural-oscillations-in-the-temporal-pole-for-a-temporally-congruent-audio-visual-speech-detection-task
#8
Takefumi Ohki, Atsuko Gunji, Yuichi Takei, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Yuu Kaneko, Yosuke Kita, Naruhito Hironaga, Shozo Tobimatsu, Yoko Kamio, Takashi Hanakawa, Masumi Inagaki, Kazuo Hiraki
Though recent studies have elucidated the earliest mechanisms of processing in multisensory integration, our understanding of how multisensory integration of more sustained and complicated stimuli is implemented in higher-level association cortices is lacking. In this study, we used magnetoencephalography (MEG) to determine how neural oscillations alter local and global connectivity during multisensory integration processing. We acquired MEG data from 15 healthy volunteers performing an audio-visual speech matching task...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895582/introduction-of-an-n-glycosylation-site-into-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-2b3-alters-its-sensitivity-to-cytochrome-p450-3a1-dependent-modulation
#9
Tatsuro Nakamura, Naho Yamaguchi, Yuu Miyauchi, Tomoki Takeda, Yasushi Yamazoe, Kiyoshi Nagata, Peter I Mackenzie, Hideyuki Yamada, Yuji Ishii
Our previous studies have demonstrated functional protein-protein interactions between cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A and UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT). However, the role of carbohydrate chains of UGTs in the interaction with CYP is not well understood. To address this issue, we examined whether CYP3A1 modulates the function of UGT2B3 which lacks potential glycosylation sites. We also examined whether the introduction of N-glycosylation to UGT2B3 affects CYP3A-dependent modulation of UGT function. To introduce a potential glycosylation site into UGT2B3, Ser 316 of UGT2B3 was substituted with Asn by site-directed mutagenesis...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829600/two-cases-of-aortoenteric-fistula-with-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#10
Yuu Matsubara, Tomoyuki Ohta, Ryoji Tatsumi, Takuma Takasaka, Jun Sakamoto, Ryu Sato, Keisuke Kimura
Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is a life-threatening condition that can present with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. AEFs have been classified into primary and secondary types. Primary AEF (PAEF) is a direct communication between the aorta and the GI tract. Secondary AEF (SAEF) is the result of a previous abdominal aortic aneurysm repair involving placement of a synthetic aortic graft. Diagnosis of AEF, especially PAEF, is difficult largely because AEF is so rarely encountered in practice. Computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic gastroduodenoscopy (EGD) are most frequently used to diagnose AEF, with abdominal contrast-enhanced CT being the preferred initial diagnostic test of choice...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808550/phonological-orthographic-consistency-for-japanese-words-and-its-impact-on-visual-and-auditory-word-recognition
#11
Yasushi Hino, Yuu Kusunose, Shinobu Miyamura, Stephen J Lupker
In most models of word processing, the degrees of consistency in the mappings between orthographic, phonological, and semantic representations are hypothesized to affect reading time. Following Hino, Miyamura, and Lupker's (2011) examination of the orthographic-phonological (O-P) and orthographic-semantic (O-S) consistency for 1,114 Japanese words (339 katakana and 775 kanji words), in the present research, we initially attempted to measure the phonological-orthographic (P-O) consistency for those same words...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766356/development-and-evaluation-of-yeast-based-gfp-and-luciferase-reporter-assays-for-chemical-induced-genotoxicity-and-oxidative-damage
#12
Hajime Suzuki, Takahiro Sakabe, Yuu Hirose, Toshihiko Eki
We aimed to develop the bioassays for genotixicity and/or oxidative damage using the recombinant yeast. A genotoxicity assay was developed using recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain BY4741 with a green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter plasmid, driven by the DNA damage-responsive RNR3 promoter. Enhanced fluorescence induction was observed in DNA repair-deficient strains treated with methyl methanesulfonate, but not with hydrogen peroxide. A GFP reporter yeast strain driven by the oxidative stress-responsive TRX2 promoter was newly developed to assess oxidative damage, but fluorescence was poorly induced by oxidants...
January 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757553/fosaprepitant-versus-droperidol-for-prevention-of-ponv-in-craniotomy-a-randomized-double-blind-study
#13
Jun Atsuta, Satoki Inoue, Yuu Tanaka, Keiko Abe, Hiroyuki Nakase, Masahiko Kawaguchi
PURPOSE: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common complication after craniotomy. Vomiting may be a potentially hazardous complication in neurosurgical patients. We compared the efficacy of fosaprepitant and droperidol for the prevention of PONV, vomiting in particular, after craniotomy. METHODS: Patients scheduled to undergo elective craniotomy were enrolled in the study and randomly divided in a double-blind manner into two groups to receive either 150 mg of fosaprepitant (group F) or 1...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722610/hydration-structure-of-trimethylamine-n-oxide-in-aqueous-solutions-revealed-by-soft-x-ray-emission-spectroscopy-and-chemometric-analysis
#14
Yuu Sasaki, Yuka Horikawa, Takashi Tokushima, Kazumasa Okada, Masaki Oura, Misako Aida
The hydration structure of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) in aqueous solutions has been investigated by means of soft X-ray spectroscopy and chemometric analysis. Soft X-ray absorption spectra in the O 1s region have a concentration-dependent shoulder at 533 eV, which is assigned to the 6a1 resonance of TMAO. Soft X-ray emission spectra acquired at this resonance comprise both TMAO and water components, with a prominent peak at 525.6 eV which is assigned to the emission caused by the 5e to O 1s transition. An apparent inverse concentration dependence of around 523 eV suggests that the electronic structure of water is modified by the strong interaction with TMAO...
October 5, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713862/pure-stage-i-seminoma-with-an-elevated-hcg-of-25-265%C3%A2-miu-ml-a-case-report
#15
Hiromichi Katayama, Hiroshi Aoki, Katsuyuki Taguchi, Yuu Sakurada, Tomonori Sato, Masahiro Takahashi, Rie Shibuya, Hiroshi Naganuma, Shigeto Ishidoya
We report a histologically pure stage 1 seminoma with an elevated human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). A 38 year-old man was referred for the evaluation of the left testicular swelling. He showed an elevated serum hCG level of 25,265 mIU/ml with normal a fetoprotein and lactate dehydrogenase. Imaging showed heterogeneous tumor without any metastatic lesions. We conducted 4 courses of chemotherapy before detecting hCG nadir. The final pathological report showed pure seminoma with syncytiotrophoblastic cells but no choriocarcinoma components...
November 2016: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651972/perforated-carcinoma-in-the-gastric-remnant-a-case-of-conservative-treatment-prior-to-successful-curative-r0-resection
#16
Ken Yuu, Hiroshi Kawashima, Sho Toyoda, Satoshi Okumura, Kansuke Yamamoto, Naoto Mizumura, Aya Ito, Hiromitsu Maehira, Atsuo Imagawa, Masao Ogawa, Masayasu Kawasaki, Masao Kameyama
An 80-year-old man who had undergone distal gastrectomy and Billroth-II gastrojejunostomy 38 years previously, for a benign gastric ulcer, was diagnosed with remnant gastric cancer based on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy findings. He presented at our emergency department with acute-onset epigastric pain due to perforated remnant gastric cancer. Conservative medical management was selected, including nasogastric tube insertion, antibiotics, and proton pump inhibitors, because his peritonitis was limited to his epigastrium and his general condition was stable...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628554/-outcomes-of-staging-laparoscopy-in-eight-patients-with-positive-peritoneal-washing-cytology-after-s-1-administration
#17
Kunihito Suzuki, Kazuhito Yajima, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Ken Yuu, Ryouki Oohinata, Misato Amaki
AIM: The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical outcomes of staging laparoscopy(SL)for patients with positive peritonealwashing cytology(CY1P0)after S-1 administration. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Since 2007, eight CY1P0 patients who underwent SL after S-1 administration were enrolled. S-1 was administered according to the ACTS-GC and SL was performed after 8 courses of S-1 treatment. RESULTS: SL was ended with adequate observation of intra-abdominalcavity in allthe patients with a median time of 68 minutes(range: 52-76 minutes)...
September 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612851/systematic-review-of-motor-evoked-potentials-monitoring-during-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-open-repair-surgery-a-diagnostic-meta-analysis
#18
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Yuu Tanaka, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Yoshinori Noguchi, Kenji Yoshitani, Mikito Kawamata, Kenichi Masui, Takeo Nakayama, Yoshitugu Yamada
Motor evoked potential (MEP) monitoring has been used to prevent neurological complications such as paraplegia in patients who underwent thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAA/TAAA) surgery. The object of this study was making a systematic review to survey the performance of MEP monitoring during TAA/TAAA open repair surgery. We searched electronic databases for relevant studies. We summarized the diagnostic data with summary sensitivity, summary specificity and forest plots of pooled sensitivity, and conducted sub-group analysis...
December 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567079/discovery-of-a-7-arylaminobenzimidazole-series-as-novel-crf1-receptor-antagonists
#19
Michiyo Mochizuki, Masakuni Kori, Mitsunori Kono, Takahiko Yano, Yuu Sako, Maiko Tanaka, Naoyuki Kanzaki, Albert C Gyorkos, Christopher P Corrette, Kazuyoshi Aso
A promising lead compound 1 of a benzimidazole series has been identified as a corticotropin-releasing factor 1 (CRF1) receptor antagonist. In this study, we focused on replacement of a 7-alkylamino group of 1, predicted to occupy a large lipophilic pocket of a CRF1 receptor, with an aryl group. During the course of this examination, we established new synthetic approaches to 2,7-diarylaminobenzimidazoles. The novel synthesis of 7-arylaminobenzimidazoles culminated in the identification of compounds exhibiting inhibitory activities comparable to the alkyl analog 1...
October 1, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558644/targeting-of-fzr-cdh1-for-timely-activation-of-the-apc-c-at-the-centrosome-during-mitotic-exit
#20
Francesco Meghini, Torcato Martins, Xavier Tait, Kazuyuki Fujimitsu, Hiroyuki Yamano, David M Glover, Yuu Kimata
A multi-subunit ubiquitin ligase, the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C), regulates critical cellular processes including the cell cycle. To accomplish its diverse functions, APC/C activity must be precisely regulated in time and space. The interphase APC/C activator Fizzy-related (Fzr or Cdh1) is localized at centrosomes in animal cells. However, neither the mechanism of its localization nor its importance is clear. Here we identify the centrosome component Spd2 as a major partner of Fzr in Drosophila...
2016: Nature Communications
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