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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730696/cd34-cells-seeded-in-collagen-scaffolds-promote-bone-formation-in-a-mouse-calvarial-defect-model
#1
Jens Hertweck, Ulrike Ritz, Hermann Götz, Patrick C Schottel, Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann
Bone tissue engineering (BTE) holds promise for managing the clinical problem of large bone defects. However, clinical adoption of BTE is limited due to limited vascularization of constructs, which could be circumvented by pre-cultivation of osteogenic and endothelial derived cells in natural-based polymer scaffolds. However, until now not many studies compared the effect of mono- and cocultures pre-seeded in collagen before implantation. We utilized a mouse calvarial defect model and compared five groups of collagen scaffolds: a negative control of a collagen scaffold alone, a positive control treated with BMP-7, monocultures of either human osteoblasts (hOBs) or CD34+ cells, and a coculture of hOB and CD34(+) cells...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730295/incarceration-of-the-medial-collateral-ligament-in-the-intercondylar-notch-following-proximal-avulsion
#2
Edward Walton, Martin Williams, James R Robinson
Intra-articular entrapment of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a rare but recognised complication of traumatic injury to the posteromedial corner (PMC) of the knee. Considering the MCL is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee this complication is extremely rare with only a handful of cases describing MCL entrapment following distal avulsion of the MCL. We present the first known case of MCL entrapment following proximal avulsion of the MCL and posterior oblique ligament (POL) with the mid-substance of the MCL becoming entrapped in the joint, lying on the superior surface of the medial meniscus and extending up into the intercondylar notch...
July 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729413/breast-cancer-suppression-by-progesterone-receptors-is-mediated-by-their-modulation-of-estrogen-receptors-and-rna-polymerase-iii
#3
Jessica Finlay-Schultz, Austin E Gillen, Heather M Brechbuhl, Joshua J Ivie, Shawna B Matthews, Britta M Jacobsen, David L Bentley, Peter Kabos, Carol A Sartorius
Greater than 50% of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers co-express the progesterone receptor (PR), which can directly and globally modify ER action to attenuate tumor growth. However, whether this attenuation is mediated only through PR-ER interaction remains unknown. To address this question, we assessed tumor growth in ER/PR-positive PDX models of breast cancer where both natural and synthetic progestins were found to antagonize the mitogenic effects of estrogens. Probing the genome-wide mechanisms by which this occurs, we documented that chronic progestin treatment blunted ER-mediated gene expression up to 2-fold at the level of mRNA transcripts...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727736/persistent-damaged-bases-in-dna-allow-mutagenic-break-repair-in-escherichia-coli
#4
Jessica M Moore, Raul Correa, Susan M Rosenberg, P J Hastings
Bacteria, yeast and human cancer cells possess mechanisms of mutagenesis upregulated by stress responses. Stress-inducible mutagenesis potentially accelerates adaptation, and may provide important models for mutagenesis that drives cancers, host pathogen interactions, antibiotic resistance and possibly much of evolution generally. In Escherichia coli repair of double-strand breaks (DSBs) becomes mutagenic, using low-fidelity DNA polymerases under the control of the SOS DNA-damage response and RpoS general stress response, which upregulate and allow the action of error-prone DNA polymerases IV (DinB), II and V to make mutations during repair...
July 20, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727711/high-body-mass-index-is-a-potential-risk-factor-for-persistent-postoperative-pain-after-breast-cancer-treatment
#5
Noud van Helmond, Hans Timmerman, Nick T van Dasselaar, Carmen C van de Pol, Soren S Olesen, Asbjorn M Drewes, Kris Vissers, Oliver H Wilder-Smith, Monique A Steegers
BACKGROUND: Risk factors associated with persistent pain after breast cancer treatment are needed to develop prevention and treatment strategies to improve the quality of life for patients with breast cancer. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with persistent pain in women undergoing breast cancer treatments. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Regional hospital in the Netherlands. METHODS: The primary outcome was pain associated with surgery at more than 6 months postoperatively and patients were stratified based on the associated visual analog" scale score they reported: reporting no pain as "no pain," pain 1 - 29 mm as "mild pain," and pain 30 - 100 mm as "moderate/severe pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726130/transmission-network-characteristics-based-on-env-and-gag-sequences-from-msm-during-acute-hiv-1-infection-in-beijing-china
#6
Zhimin Zhang, Lili Dai, Yan Jiang, Kaidi Feng, Lifeng Liu, Wei Xia, Fengjiao Yu, Jun Yao, Wenge Xing, Lijun Sun, Tong Zhang, Hao Wu, Bin Su, Maofeng Qiu
Molecular epidemiology can be used to identify human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission clusters, usually using pol sequence for analysis. In the present study, we explored appropriate parameters to construct a simple network using HIV env and gag sequences instead of pol sequences for constructing a phylogenetic tree and a genetic transmission subnetwork, which were used to identify individuals with many potential transmission links and to explore the evolutionary dynamics of the virus among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing...
July 19, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725873/genetic-characterization-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-transmission-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa
#7
Malik Sallam, Gülşen Özkaya Şahin, Mikael Ingman, Anders Widell, Joakim Esbjörnsson, Patrik Medstrand
BACKGROUND: The HIV-1 spread in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has not been previously characterised using the phylogenetic approach. The aim of the current study was to investigate the genetic diversity and domestic transmission of HIV-1 in the MENA. METHODS: A total of 2036 HIV-1 sequences available in Genbank and collected in the MENA during 1988-2016 were used together with 715 HIV-1 reference sequences that were retrieved from Genbank based on genetic similarity with the MENA sequences...
July 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724955/mushroom-lectin-overcomes-hepatitis-b-virus-tolerance-via-tlr6-signaling
#8
Meina He, Dan Su, Qinghong Liu, Wenjuan Gao, Youmin Kang
Currently, chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a serious public health problem in the world. Recombinant HBV vaccine, as a preventive strategy against HBV infection, generates high antibody level, but it is not effective to activate innate and cellular immunity for chronic HBV infection therapy. Lectins from mushroom are natural and active proteins which have been shown important biological functions. However, little is known about the immunological mechanism engaged by mushroom lectins. Here we report that, lectin from Pleurotus ostreatus (POL) stimulated innate response by activating Toll-like receptor 6 signal pathway of dendritic cells...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724765/translesion-polymerase-pol-%C3%AE-is-required-for-efficient-epstein-barr-virus-infectivity-and-is-regulated-by-the-viral-deubiquitinating-enzyme-bplf1
#9
Ossie F Dyson, Joseph S Pagano, Christopher B Whitehurst
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection and lytic replication are known to induce a cellular DNA damage response. Previously we showed that the virally encoded BPLF1 protein interacts with and regulates several members of the translesion synthesis pathway (TLS), a DNA damage tolerance pathway, and that these cellular factors enhance viral infectivity. BPLF1 is a late lytic cycle gene, but the protein is also packaged in the viral tegument indicating that BPLF1 may function both early and late during infection. BPLF1 expresses deubiquitinating activity that is strictly conserved across the Herpesviridae; mutation of the active-site cysteine results in loss of enzymatic activity...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724529/coactivators-and-general-transcription-factors-have-two-distinct-dynamic-populations-dependent-on%C3%A2-transcription
#10
Nikolaos Vosnakis, Marc Koch, Elisabeth Scheer, Pascal Kessler, Yves Mély, Pascal Didier, László Tora
SAGA and ATAC are two distinct chromatin modifying co-activator complexes with distinct enzymatic activities involved in RNA polymerase II (Pol II) transcription regulation. To investigate the mobility of co-activator complexes and general transcription factors in live-cell nuclei, we performed imaging experiments based on photobleaching. SAGA and ATAC, but also two general transcription factors (TFIID and TFIIB), were highly dynamic, exhibiting mainly transient associations with chromatin, contrary to Pol II, which formed more stable chromatin interactions...
July 19, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723604/possible-joint-involvement-of-the-cochlea-and-semicircular-canals-in-the-perception-of-low-frequency-tinnitus-also-called-the-hum-or-taos-hum
#11
Franz Gunter Frosch
INTRODUCTION: "The hum" or "Taos hum" are common terms of a tinnitus with three remarkable features. OBJECTIVE: A possible common background is reevaluated for the three features of the hum: being sensitive on sound, head rotation, and long-distance air travel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires that were originally developed by Frosch were recalculated concerning the question of hum interactions with sounds. The question was split into the two affirmative answers a) "masking", which corresponds to the overrule of the hum by a sound, and b) "beats", which correspond to a nonlinear interaction with the hum as a Van der Pol-like oscillator...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721402/on-the-efficiency-limit-of-zno-ch3nh3pbi3-cui-perovskite-solar-cells
#12
Yaroslav B Martynov, Rashid G Nazmitdinov, Andreu Moià-Pol, Pavel P Gladyshev, Alexey R Tameev, Anatoly V Vannikov, Mihal Pudlak
Organometal triiodide perovskites are promising, high-performance absorbers in solar cells. Considering the perovskite as a thin film absorber, we solve transport equations and analyse the efficiency of a simple heterojunction configuration as a function of electron-hole diffusion lengths. We found that for a thin film thickness of ≃1 μm the maximum efficiency of ≃31% could be achieved at the diffusion length of ∼100 μm.
July 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721397/hivis-dna-or-hivisopt-dna-priming-followed-by-cmdr-vaccinia-based-boosts-induce-both-humoral-and-cellular-murine-immune-responses-to-hiv
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J Hinkula, S Petkov, K Ljungberg, D Hallengärd, A Bråve, M Isaguliants, T Falkeborn, S Sharma, V Liakina, M Robb, M Eller, B Moss, G Biberfeld, E Sandström, C Nilsson, K Markland, P Blomberg, B Wahren
BACKGROUND: In order to develop a more effective prophylactic HIV-1 vaccine it is important optimize the components, improve Envelope glycoprotein immunogenicity as well as to explore prime-boost immunization schedules. It is also valuable to include several HIV-1 subtype antigens representing the world-wide epidemic. METHODS: HIVIS-DNA plasmids which include Env genes of subtypes A, B and C together with Gag subtypes A and B and RTmut/Rev of subtype B were modified as follows: the Envelope sequences were shortened, codon optimized, provided with an FT4 sequence and an immunodominant region mutated...
June 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720390/epigenetic-regulation-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-the-lysine-specific-demethylase-lsd1-kdm1a
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Susanna Ambrosio, Carmen D Saccà, Barbara Majello
The Lysine-specific demethylase 1, KDM1A/LSD1, plays a central role in the regulation of Pol II transcription through the removal of the activation mark (mono- and dimethyl lysine 4 of histone H3). LSD1 is often deregulated in human cancers, and it is frequently overexpressed in human solid cancers and leukemia. LSD1 regulates the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) in epithelial cells, i.e., the ability to transition into mesenchymal cells, to lose homotypic adhesion and to acquire migratory capacity. From its initial discovery as a component of the Snail complex, multiple studies highlighted the causative role of LSD1 in cell invasiveness and EMT, describing its direct involvement in different molecular processes through the interaction with specific partners...
July 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718046/complete-genome-sequencing-and-characterization-revealed-a-recombinant-subgroup-b-isolate-of-avian-leukosis-virus-with-a-subgroup-j-like-u3-region
#15
Peikun Wang, Yongli Yang, Lulu Lin, Haijuan Li, Ping Wei
One natural recombinant subgroup B avian leukosis virus (ALV) with a subgroup J-like U3 region was isolated from commercial native chickens that experienced disease in 2014 and named GX14FF03. GX14FF03 was isolated by DF-1 cell culture and then identified with ELISA detection of avian leukosis virus p27 group-specific antigen, the detection of subtype specific PCR, and indirect immunofluorescence assay with ALV-B-specific monoclonal antibody. Its complete proviral genome was sequenced and compared with the reference strains of ALVs and found that the gag and pol were relatively conservative...
July 17, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718045/full-length-genome-sequence-analysis-of-four-subgroup-j-avian-leukosis-virus-strains-isolated-from-chickens-with-clinical-hemangioma
#16
Lulu Lin, Peikun Wang, Yongli Yang, Haijuan Li, Teng Huang, Ping Wei
Since 2014, cases of hemangioma associated with avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J) have been emerging in commercial chickens in Guangxi. In this study, four strains of the subgroup J avian leukosis virus (ALV-J), named GX14HG01, GX14HG04, GX14LT07, and GX14ZS14, were isolated from chickens with clinical hemangioma in 2014 by DF-1 cell culture and then identified with ELISA detection of ALV group specific antigen p27, the detection of subtype specific PCR and indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) with ALV-J specific monoclonal antibody...
July 17, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717009/acetylation-on-histone-h3-lysine-9-mediates-a-switch-from-transcription-initiation-to-elongation
#17
Leah A Gates, Jiejun Shi, Aarti D Rohira, Qin Feng, Bokai Zhu, Mark T Bedford, Cari A Sagum, Sung Yun Jung, Jun Qin, Ming-Jer Tsai, Sophia Y Tsai, Wei Li, Charles E Foulds, Bert W O'Malley
The transition from transcription initiation to elongation is a key regulatory step in gene expression, which requires RNA polymerase II (Pol II) to escape promoter proximal pausing on chromatin. While elongation factors promote pause release leading to transcription elongation, the role of epigenetic modifications during this critical transition step is poorly understood. Two histone marks on histone H3, lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) and lysine 9 acetylation (H3K9ac), co-localize on active gene promoters and are associated with active transcription...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716719/metacyclic-vsg-expression-site-promoters-are-recognized-by-the-same-general-transcription-factor-that-is-required-for-rna-polymerase-i-transcription-of-bloodstream-expression-sites
#18
Nikolay G Kolev, Arthur Günzl, Christian Tschudi
Infectious metacyclic Trypanosoma brucei cells develop in the salivary glands of tsetse flies. A critical aspect of the developmental program leading to acquisition of infectivity is the synthesis of a variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) coat. Metacyclic VSG genes are transcribed from a set of specialized VSG expression sites (ESs) that differ from bloodstream VSG ESs by being monocistronic, being significantly shorter, lacking long stretches of 70-bp repeats, and having distinct promoter sequences. Both metacyclic and bloodstream VSG ESs are transcribed by the multifunctional T...
July 14, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715078/polish-stress-echocardiography-registry-pol-stress-registry-a-multicenter-study-stress-echo-in-poland-numbers-settings-results-and-complications
#19
Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Szymon Olędzki, Jolanta Rzucidło-Resil, Piotr Gościniak, Tomasz Kukulski, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Wojciech Kosmala, Dariusz Kosior, Marta Marcinkiewicz-Siemion, Barbara Brzezińska, Beata Zaborska, Marcin Fijałkowski, Iwona Świątkiewicz, Andrzej Szyszka, Jan Błażejewski, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Zbigniew Gąsior, Danuta Sorysz, Agnieszka Olszanecka
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) is widely used in Europe. No collective data have been available on the use of SE in Poland until now. AIM: To evaluate the number of SE investigations performed in Poland, their settings, complications and results. METHODS: In this retrospective survey, referral cardiology centers in Poland were asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding SE examinations performed from May 01, 2014 to May 01, 2015. RESULTS: The study included data from 17 university hospitals and large community hospitals which performed 4611 SE examinations, including 4408 tests in patients investigated for coronary artery disease (CAD) and 203 tests to evaluate valvular heart disease (VHD)...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709231/output-only-parameter-identification-of-a-colored-noise-driven-van-der-pol-oscillator-thermoacoustic-instabilities-as-an-example
#20
Giacomo Bonciolini, Edouard Boujo, Nicolas Noiray
The problem of output-only parameter identification for nonlinear oscillators forced by colored noise is considered. In this context, it is often assumed that the forcing noise is white, since its actual spectral content is unknown. The impact of this white-noise forcing assumption upon parameter identification is quantitatively analyzed. First, a Van-der-Pol oscillator forced by an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process is considered. Second, the practical case of thermoacoustic limit cycles in combustion chambers with turbulence-induced forcing is investigated...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
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