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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431328/effects-of-quantum-dots-on-the-ros-amount-of-liver-cancer-stem-cells
#1
Kunmeng Li, Chunhui Xia, Baiqi Wang, Hetao Chen, Tong Wang, Qian He, Hailong Cao, Yu Wang
Liver cancer (LC) is a serious disease that threatens human lives. LC has a high recurrence rate and poor prognosis. LC stem cells (LCSCs) play critical roles in these processes. However, the mechanism remains unclear. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can be used to determine cell apoptosis and proliferation. However, studies of the effects of exogenous nanomaterials on LCSC ROS changes are rarely reported. In this work, quantum dots (QDs) were prepared using a hydrothermal method, and QDs were further modified with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) using a chemical approach...
April 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430185/phospholipase-c%C3%AE-1-regulates-p38-mapk-activity-and-skin-barrier-integrity
#2
Kaori Kanemaru, Yoshikazu Nakamura, Kengo Totoki, Takatsugu Fukuyama, Madoka Shoji, Hisae Kaneko, Kanako Shiratori, Atsuko Yoneda, Takafumi Inoue, Yoichiro Iwakura, Kenji Kabashima, Kiyoko Fukami
Keratinocytes undergo a unique type of programmed cell death known as cornification, which leads to the formation of the stratum corneum (SC), the main physical barrier of the epidermis. A defective epidermal barrier is a hallmark of the two most common inflammatory skin disorders, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms of skin barrier formation are not yet fully understood. Here, we showed that downregulation of phospholipase C (PLC) δ1, a Ca(2+)-mobilizing and phosphoinositide-metabolizing enzyme abundantly expressed in the epidermis, impairs the barrier functions of the SC...
April 21, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424850/incidence-and-mri-characterization-of-the-spectrum-of-posterolateral-corner-injuries-occurring-in-association-with-acl-rupture
#3
Eduardo Frois Temponi, Lúcio Honório de Carvalho Júnior, Adnan Saithna, Mathieu Thaunat, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and MRI characteristics of the spectrum of posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries occurring in association with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a level IV, retrospective case series study. All patients clinically diagnosed with an ACL rupture between July 2015 and June 2016 who underwent MRI of the knee were included in the study. In addition to standard MRI knee reporting, emphasis was placed on identifying injury to the PLC and a description of involvement of these structures by two musculoskeletal radiologists...
April 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424452/parathyroid-hormone-activates-phospholipase-c-plc-independent-protein-kinase-c-signaling-pathway-via-protein-kinase-a-pka-dependent-mechanism-a-new-defined-signaling-route-would-induce-alternative-consideration-to-previous-conceptions
#4
Guojun Tong, Yue Meng, Song Hao, Shaoyu Hu, Youhua He, Wenjuan Yan, Dehong Yang
BACKGROUND Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is an effective anti-osteoporosis agent, after binding to its receptor PTHR1, several signaling pathways, including cAMP/protein kinase A (PKA) and phospholipase C (PLC)/protein kinase C (PKC), are initiated through G proteins; with the cAMP/PKA pathway as the major pathway. Earlier studies have reported that PTHR1 might also activate PKC via a PLC-independent mechanism, but this pathway remains unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS In HEK293 cells, cAMP accumulation was measured with ELISA and PKC was measured with fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) analysis using CKAR plasmid...
April 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423060/phosphatidylcholine-specific-phospholipase-c-inhibition-down-regulates-cxcr4-expression-and-interferes-with-proliferation-invasion-and-glycolysis-in-glioma-cells
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Laura Mercurio, Serena Cecchetti, Alessandro Ricci, Aurora Pacella, Giovanni Cigliana, Giuseppina Bozzuto, Franca Podo, Egidio Iorio, Giulia Carpinelli
BACKGROUND: The chemokine receptor CXCR4 plays a crucial role in tumors, including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive glioma. Phosphatidylcholine-specific phospholipase C (PC-PLC), a catabolic enzyme of PC metabolism, is involved in several aspects of cancer biology and its inhibition down-modulates the expression of growth factor membrane receptors interfering with their signaling pathways. In the present work we investigated the possible interplay between CXCR4 and PC-PLC in GBM cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423042/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-enhances-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-in-human-synovial-fibroblasts-by-inhibiting-microrna-519b-synthesis
#6
Shu-Jui Kuo, Wei-Hung Yang, Shan-Chi Liu, Chun-Hao Tsai, Horng-Chaung Hsu, Chih-Hsin Tang
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is manifested by synovial inflammation and cartilage destruction that is directly linked to synovitis, joint swelling and pain. In the light of the role of synovium in the pathogenesis and the symptoms of OA, synovium-targeted therapy is a promising strategy to mitigate the symptoms and progression of OA. Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), a secreted homodimeric protein, possesses unique and potent anti-inflammatory and immune-regulatory properties in many cell types...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422742/multi-omics-study-revealing-the-complexity-and-spatial-heterogeneity-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-primary-liver-carcinoma
#7
Lijun Shi, Yang Zhang, Lin Feng, Liming Wang, Weiqi Rong, Fan Wu, Jianxiong Wu, Kaitai Zhang, Shujun Cheng
Intratumoral heterogeneity has been revealed in primary liver carcinoma (PLC). However, spatial heterogeneity of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), which reflects one dimension of a tumor's spatial heterogeneity, and the relationship between TIL diversity, local immune response and mutation burden remain unexplored in PLC. Therefore, we performed immune repertoire sequencing, gene expression profiling analysis and whole-exome sequencing in parallel on five regions of each tumor and on matched adjacent normal tissues and peripheral blood from five PLC patients...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416247/adaptive-crt-in-patients-with-normal-av-conduction-and-left-bundle-branch-block-does-qrs-duration-matter
#8
Hiro Yamasaki, Daniel Lustgarten, Jeffrey Cerkvenik, David Birnie, Maurizio Gasparini, Kathy Lia-Fun Lee, Yukio Sekiguchi, Niraj Varma, Bernd Lemke, Randall C Starling, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Adaptive cardiac resynchronization therapy (aCRT) is a dynamic optimization algorithm which paces only the left ventricle (LV) when atrio-ventricular (AV) conduction is normal, thus reducing right ventricular (RV) pacing. However, the impact of QRS duration on aCRT efficacy remains uncertain. We examined whether QRS duration impacts aCRT effectiveness in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) and preserved AV conduction. METHODS: Randomized patients in the Adaptive CRT trial, which enrolled NYHA III/IV patients, were used in this analysis...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412354/role-of-gpr30-in-estrogen-induced-prostate-epithelial-apoptosis-and-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#9
Deng-Liang Yang, Jia-Wen Xu, Jianguo Zhu, Yi-Lin Zhang, Jian-Bang Xu, Qing Sun, Xiao-Nian Cao, Wu-Lin Zuo, Ruo-Shui Xu, Jiehong Huang, Fu-Neng Jiang, Yang-Jia Zhuo, Bai-Quan Xiao, Yun-Zhong Liu, Dongbo Yuan, Zhaolin Sun, Hui-Chan He, Zhao-Rong Lun, Wei-De Zhong, Wen-Liang Zhou
Several studies have implicated estrogen and the estrogen receptor (ER) in the pathogenesis of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); however, the mechanism underlying this effect remains elusive. In the present study, we demonstrated that estrogen (17β-estradiol, or E2)-induced activation of the G protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) triggered Ca(2+) release from the endoplasmic reticulum, increased the mitochondrial Ca(2+) concentration, and thus induced prostate epithelial cell (PEC) apoptosis. Both E2 and the GPR30-specific agonist G1 induced a transient intracellular Ca(2+) release in PECs via the phospholipase C (PLC)-inositol 1, 4, 5-triphosphate (IP3) pathway, and this was abolished by treatment with the GPR30 antagonist G15...
April 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411150/comparative-diagnostic-efficacy-of-recombinant-llo-and-pi-plc-based-elisas-for-detection-of-listeriosis-in-animals
#10
Rahul D Suryawanshi, Satya Veer Singh Malik, Bhushan Jayarao, Sandeep P Chaudhari, Emily Savage, Jess Vergis, Nitin V Kurkure, Sukhadeo B Barbuddhe, Deepak B Rawool
The present study for the first time evaluates the serodiagnostic efficacy of two recombinant antigens namely, listeriolysin O (rLLO) and phosphatidyl-inositol phospholipase C (rPI-PLC). Indirect ELISA with the above recombinant antigens was used on samples collected from bovines (n=106), goats (n=138) and pigs (n=92) having either a history of abortion, emaciation and/or apparently healthy animals. Isolation of Listeria was attempted from the blood samples using USDA-FSIS method. On screening of test sera by rLLO-based ELISA, antibodies against anti-listeriolysin O (ALLO) were observed in goats (22...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409776/robust-low-noise-polarization-maintaining-mode-locked-er-fiber-laser-with-a-planar-lightwave-circuit-plc-device-as-a-multi-functional-element
#11
Chur Kim, Dohyeon Kwon, Dohyun Kim, Sun Young Choi, Sang Jun Cha, Ki Sun Choi, Dong-Il Yeom, Fabian Rotermund, Jungwon Kim
We demonstrate a new planar lightwave circuit (PLC)-based device, integrated with a 980/1550 wavelength division multiplexer, an evanescent-field-interaction-based saturable absorber, and an output tap coupler, which can be employed as a multi-functional element in mode-locked fiber lasers. Using this multi-functional PLC device, we demonstrate a simple, robust, low-noise, and polarization-maintaining mode-locked Er-fiber laser. The measured full-width at half-maximum bandwidth is 6 nm centered at 1555 nm, corresponding to 217 fs transform-limited pulse duration...
April 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402515/oxytocin-differentially-modulates-pavlovian-cue-and-context-fear-acquisition
#12
Juliana Cavalli, Michaela Ruttorf, Mario Rosero Pahi, Francesca Zidda, Herta Flor, Frauke Nees
Background: Fear acquisition and extinction have been demonstrated as core mechanisms for the development and maintenance of mental disorders, with different contributions of processing cues versus contexts. The hypothalamic peptide oxytocin (OXT) may have a prominent role in this context, as it has been shown to affect fear learning. However, investigations have focused on cue conditioning, and fear extinction. Its differential role for cue and context fear acquisition is still not known...
April 11, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396984/iodinated-tg-in-thyroid-follicles-regulate-tsh-tshr-signaling-for-nis-expression
#13
Huibin Huang, Yaxiong Shi, Bo Liang, Huiyao Cai, Qingyan Cai
Our previous research has suggested that high degree of iodinated thyroglobulin (TG) may inhibit the expression and function of sodium iodide symporter (NIS), but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In present study, we discuss a newly constructed follicle model in vitro, which was used to simulate the follicular structure of the thyroid and explore the regulatory roles of iodinated TG in the follicular lumen on NIS expression. The results showed that both NIS expression and PKA activity were increased in lowly iodinated TG group, while decreased NIS expression with increased PKC activity was found in highly iodinated TG group...
April 10, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396398/selective-entrainment-of-gamma-subbands-by-different-slow-network-oscillations
#14
Weiwei Zhong, Mareva Ciatipis, Thérèse Wolfenstetter, Jakob Jessberger, Carola Müller, Simon Ponsel, Yevgenij Yanovsky, Jurij Brankačk, Adriano B L Tort, Andreas Draguhn
Theta oscillations (4-12 Hz) are thought to provide a common temporal reference for the exchange of information among distant brain networks. On the other hand, faster gamma-frequency oscillations (30-160 Hz) nested within theta cycles are believed to underlie local information processing. Whether oscillatory coupling between global and local oscillations, as showcased by theta-gamma coupling, is a general coding mechanism remains unknown. Here, we investigated two different patterns of oscillatory network activity, theta and respiration-induced network rhythms, in four brain regions of freely moving mice: olfactory bulb (OB), prelimbic cortex (PLC), parietal cortex (PAC), and dorsal hippocampus [cornu ammonis 1 (CA1)]...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388004/the-effect-of-chrysin-loaded-nanofiber-on-wound-healing-process-in-male-rat
#15
Zoheyr Mohammadi, Mohsen Sharif Zak, Hasan Majdi, Khaled Seidi, Meisam Barati, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Ali Mohammad Latifi
AIM: Wound healing is an inflammatory process. Chrysin, a natural flavonoid found in honey, has been recently investigated to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. In the current work, the effects of Chrysin loaded nanofiber on the expressions of genes that are related to wound healing process such as P53, TIMPs, MMPs, iNOS and IL-6 in an animal model study were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The electrospinning method was used for preparation the different concentrations of Chrysin-loaded PCL-PEG nanofiber (5%, 10%, and 20% (w/w)) and characterized by FTIR and SEM...
April 7, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386093/higher-dietary-intakes-of-choline-and-betaine-are-associated-with-a-lower-risk-of-primary-liver-cancer-a-case-control-study
#16
Rui-Fen Zhou, Xiao-Lin Chen, Zhong-Guo Zhou, Yao-Jun Zhang, Qiu-Ye Lan, Gong-Cheng Liao, Yu-Ming Chen, Hui-Lian Zhu
The dietary intake of methyl donors is favorably associated with many diseases, but the findings regarding primary liver cancer (PLC) risk are limited. This study investigated the association between the intake of choline, betaine and methionine and PLC risk in adults. This 1:1 matched case-control study enrolled 644 hospital-based PLC patients and 644 community-based controls who were matched by sex and age, in Guangzhou, China. An interviewer-administered questionnaire and a food-frequency questionnaire were used to collect general information and dietary intake information...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384516/effects-of-puerarin-on-intracellular-ca-2-and-cell-viability-of-mdck-renal-tubular-cells
#17
He-Hsiung Cheng, Chiang-Ting Chou, Wei-Zhe Liang, Chun-Chi Kuo, Pochuan Shieh, Jue-Long Wang, Chung-Ren Jan
Puerarin is a natural compound and has been used as herb medication in a number of countries, especially in Asia. The effect of puerarin on Ca(2+) signaling is unknown in renal cells. This study examined whether puerarin affected Ca(2+) physiology in MDCK renal tubular cells. Cytosolic free Ca(2+) levels ([Ca(2+)]i) were measured using the fluorescent dye fura-2. Cell viability was examined by using WST-1 assay. Puerarin induced [Ca(2+)]i rises and the response was reduced by removing extracellular Ca(2+). Puerarin-induced Ca(2+) entry was not altered by protein kinase C (PKC) activity, but was inhibited by nifedipine...
March 24, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383826/ptdins-4-5-p2-pip2-modulates-afterhyperpolarizations-in-oxytocin-neurons-of-the-supraoptic-nucleus
#18
Matthew K Kirchner, Robert C Foehring, Lie Wang, Giri Kumar Chandaka, Joseph C Callaway, William E Armstrong
Oxytocin- (OT) and vasopressin- (VP) secreting magnocellular neurons of the supraoptic nucleus (SON) display calcium-dependent afterhyperpolarizations (AHPs) following a train of action potentials that are critical to shaping the firing patterns of these cells. Previous work demonstrated that the lipid phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2 ) enabled the slow AHP component (sAHP) in cortical pyramidal neurons. We investigated whether this phenomenon occurred in OT and VP neurons of the SON. Using whole cell recordings in coronal hypothalamic slices from adult female rats, we demonstrated that inhibition of PIP2 synthesis with wortmannin robustly blocked both the ImAHP and IsAHP of OT, but not VP neurons with high affinity...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382133/the-controversial-role-of-phospholipase-c-epsilon-plc%C3%AE%C2%B5-in-cancer-development-and-progression
#19
REVIEW
Anna Tyutyunnykova, Gennady Telegeev, Anna Dubrovska
The phospholipase C (PLC) enzymes are important regulators of membrane phospholipid metabolism. PLC proteins can be activated by the receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) or G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) in response to the different extracellular stimuli including hormones and growth factors. Activated PLC enzymes hydrolyze phosphoinositides to increase the intracellular level of Ca(2+) and produce diacylglycerol, which are important mediators of the intracellular signaling transduction. PLC family includes 13 isozymes belonging to 6 subfamilies according to their domain structures and functions...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375548/exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-heart-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Lindsey Anderson, Tricia T Nguyen, Christian H Dall, Laura Burgess, Charlene Bridges, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation is considered to be the gold standard treatment for selected patients with end-stage heart disease when medical therapy has been unable to halt progression of the underlying pathology. Evidence suggests that aerobic exercise training may be effective in reversing the pathophysiological consequences associated with cardiac denervation and prevent immunosuppression-induced adverse effects in heart transplant recipients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and safety of exercise-based rehabilitation on the mortality, hospital admissions, adverse events, exercise capacity, health-related quality of life, return to work and costs for people after heart transplantation...
April 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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