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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637981/effects-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-on-osteoblasts-around-dental-implants-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Mengkai Guang, Bo Huang, Yang Yao, Liang Zhang, Bo Yang, Ping Gong
Vasculogenesis is a pivotal procedure during dental implant osseointegration and bone repair process. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), regarded as one of the most important vasculogenesis factor, also plays a central role in bone repair, but its role around dental implants is still unknown. In the present study, rat primary osteoblasts seeded on titanium discs were tested using proliferation, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Real-time PCR, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) expression. Chicken embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) was used to test the vasculogenesis property...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633438/sandpuma-ensemble-predictions-of-nonribosomal-peptide-chemistry-reveals-biosynthetic-diversity-across-actinobacteria
#2
Marc G Chevrette, Fabian Aicheler, Oliver Kohlbacher, Cameron R Currie, Marnix H Medema
Summary: Nonribosomally synthesized peptides (NRPs) are natural products with widespread applications in medicine and biotechnology. Many algorithms have been developed to predict the substrate specificities of nonribosomal peptide synthetase adenylation (A) domains from DNA sequences, which enables prioritization and dereplication, and integration with other data types in discovery efforts. However, insufficient training data and a lack of clarity regarding prediction quality have impeded optimal use...
June 19, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633330/the-asparagine-rich-protein-nrp-interacts-with-the-verticillium-effector-pevd1-and-regulates-the-subcellular-localization-of-cryptochrome-2
#3
Ruimin Zhou, Tong Zhu, Lei Han, Mengjie Liu, Mengyuan Xu, Yanli Liu, Dandan Han, Dewen Qiu, Qingqiu Gong, Xinqi Liu
The soil-borne fungal pathogen Verticillium dahliae infects a wide range of dicotyledonous plants including cotton, tobacco, and Arabidopsis. Among the effector proteins secreted by V. dahliae, the 16 kDa PevD1 induces a hypersensitive response in tobacco. Here we report the high-resolution structure of PevD1 with folds resembling a C2 domain-like structure with a calcium ion bound to the C-terminal acidic pocket. A yeast two-hybrid screen, designed to probe for molecular functions of PevD1, identified Arabidopsis asparagine-rich protein (NRP) as the interacting partner of PevD1...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632139/peptide-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-the-influence-of-ph-on-binding-efficiency
#4
Emma Harrison, Jeremy Hamilton, Manuel Montero, Dorian Dixon
We report herein on the synthesis of mixed monolayer gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) capped with both polyethylene glycol (PEG) and one of three peptides. Either a receptor-mediated endocytosis (RME) peptide, an endosomal escape pathway (H5WYG) peptide or the Nrp-1 targeting RGD peptide (CRGDK) labelled with FITC. All three peptides have a thiol containing cysteine residue which can be used to bind the peptides to the AuNPs. In order to investigate the influence of pH on peptide attachment, PEGylated AuNPs were centrifuged, the supernatant removed, and the nanoparticles were then re-suspended in a range of pH buffer solutions above, below and at the respective isoelectric points of the peptides before co-functionalization...
June 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627371/structure-activity-relationship-study-of-tetrapeptide-inhibitors-of-the-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-binding-to-neuropilin-1
#5
Dagmara Tymecka, Piotr F J Lipiński, Bartłomiej Fedorczyk, Anna Puszko, Beata Wileńska, Gerard Y Perret, Aleksandra Misicka
Neuropilin-1 is considered as one of the key receptors responsible for signaling pathways involved in pathological angiogenesis necessary for tumor progression, therefore targeting of VEGF165 binding to NRP-1 could be a relevant strategy for antiangiogenic treatment. It was shown before that the VEGF165/NRP-1 interaction can be inhibited by short tetrapeptides with K/RXXR sequence. Here, we present a structure-activity relationship study of the systematic optimization of amino acid residues in positions 1-3 in the above tetrapeptides...
June 13, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618167/neuropilin-1-regulated-by-mir-320-contributes-to-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-cholangiocarcinoma-cells
#6
Huaqiang Zhu, Xian Jiang, Xu Zhou, Xuesong Dong, Kai Xie, Chuncheng Yang, Hongchi Jiang, Xueying Sun, Jun Lu
BACKGROUND: Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) activates signaling pathways as multifunctional co-receptors in cancer cells. However, its role and how it is regulated by miRNAs in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) have not yet been investigated. METHODS: The expression of NRP-1, miR-320 and key molecules involved in cell proliferation, migration and related signaling pathways were detected by immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting and qRT-PCR. Stable transfectants depleted of NRP-1 were generated...
June 15, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616081/anaerobic-adaptation-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-in-vitro-similarities-to-m-tuberculosis-and-differential-susceptibility-to-antibiotics
#7
Nicole Parrish, Aravinda Vadlamudi, Neil Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of Johne's disease in ruminants and is associated with Crohn's disease (CD) in humans, although the latter remains controversial. In this study, we investigated the ability of MAP to adapt to anaerobic growth using the "Wayne" model of non-replicating persistence (NRP) developed for M. tuberculosis. RESULTS: All strains adapted to anaerobiosis over time in a manner similar to that seen with MTB...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607365/neuropilin-1-associated-molecules-in-the-blood-distinguish-poor-prognosis-breast-cancer-a-cross-sectional-study
#8
Adviti Naik, Noura Al-Zeheimi, Charles Saki Bakheit, Marwa Al Riyami, Adil Al Jarrah, Mansour S Al Moundhri, Zamzam Al Habsi, Maysoon Basheer, Sirin A Adham
Circulating plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear (PBMCs) cells provide an informative snapshot of the systemic physiological state. Moreover, they provide a non-invasively accessible compartment to identify biomarkers for personalized medicine in advanced breast cancer. The role of Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) and its interacting molecules in breast tumor tissue was correlated with cancer progression; however, the clinical impact of their systemic levels was not extensively evaluated. In this cross-sectional study, we found that circulating and tumor tissue expression of NRP-1 and circulating placental growth factor (PlGF) increase in advanced nodal and metastatic breast cancer compared with locally advanced disease...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591558/validation-of-a-new-proposal-to-avoid-donor-resuscitation-in-controlled-donation-after-circulatory-death-with-normothermic-regional-perfusion
#9
Jose Miguel Perez-Villares, Juan José Rubio, Francisco Del Río, Eduardo Miñambres
AIM: The use of abdominal normothermic regional perfusion (nRP) and premortem interventions in controlled donation after circulatory death (cDCD) may represent a significant advance to increase the number and quality of grafts recovered in cDCD. The main limitation for the widespread acceptance of nRP in cDCD is the concerns of restoring circulation to the brain once death has been declared should the thoracic aorta not be adequately blocked. METHODS: We describe and validate a specific methodology to ensure an appropriate blocking of the thoracic aorta in a multicenter study using this technique...
June 4, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576924/ifn%C3%AE-induces-foxp3-treg-dysfunction-to-promote-antitumor-immunity
#10
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NRP(-) Treg-derived IFNγ is a critical mediator of FOXP3(+) Treg functional fragility.
June 2, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547009/velopharyngeal-status-of-stop-consonants-and-vowels-produced-by-young-children-with-and-without-repaired-cleft-palate-at-12-14-and-18-months-of-age-a-preliminary-analysis
#11
Marziye Eshghi, Linda D Vallino, Adriane L Baylis, John S Preisser, David J Zajac
Purpose: The objective was to determine velopharyngeal (VP) status of stop consonants and vowels produced by young children with repaired cleft palate (CP) and typically developing (TD) children from 12 to 18 months of age. Method: Nasal ram pressure (NRP) was monitored in 9 children (5 boys, 4 girls) with repaired CP with or without cleft lip and 9 TD children (5 boys, 4 girls) at 12, 14, and 18 months of age. VP status was categorized as open or closed for oral stops and vowels in three contexts-consonant-vowel syllables, vowel-consonant-vowel syllables, and isolated vowels-on the basis of the presence or absence of positive nasal ram pressure...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526268/structural-and-functional-aspects-of-the-nonribosomal-peptide-synthetase-condensation-domain-superfamily-discovery-dissection-and-diversity
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Kristjan Bloudoff, T Martin Schmeing
Nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) are incredible macromolecular machines that produce a wide range of biologically- and therapeutically-relevant molecules. During synthesis, peptide elongation is performed by the condensation (C) domain, as it catalyzes amide bond formation between the nascent peptide and the amino acid it adds to the chain. Since their discovery more than two decades ago, C domains have been subject to extensive biochemical, bioinformatic, mutagenic, and structural analyses. They are composed of two lobes each with homology to chloramphenicol acetyltransferase, have two binding sites for their two peptidyl carrier protein-bound ligands, and have an active site with conserved motif HHxxxDG located between the two lobes...
May 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518132/mind-the-gap-can-videolaryngoscopy-bridge-the-competency-gap-in-neonatal-endotracheal-intubation-among-pediatric-trainees-a-randomized-controlled-study
#13
S Parmekar, J L Arnold, C Anselmo, M Pammi, J Hagan, C J Fernandes, K Lingappan
BACKGROUND: To study the impact of videolaryngoscopy (VL) on intubation success among pediatric trainees compared with direct laryngoscopy (DL). METHODS: One hundred pediatric residents were enrolled in a randomized, crossover, simulation study comparing VL to DL. Following a didactic session on neonatal intubation, residents intubated a standard neonatal mannequin. Three Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) scenarios were then conducted, followed by a mannequin intubation with the alternate device...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508994/disease-modifying-effects-of-neural-regeneration-peptide-2945-in-the-gaers-model-of-absence-epilepsy
#14
Gabi Dezsi, Frank Sieg, Mark Thomas, Terence J O'Brien, Marieke van der Hart, Nigel C Jones
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition characterised by spontaneous recurrent seizures. Current anti-epileptic drugs are only effective and tolerated in ~70% of patients, leaving a substantial proportion of patients untreated. As such, there is a pressing need to develop new therapies. We assessed the anti-seizure activity of Neural Regeneration Peptide 2945 (NRP 2945) in the GAERS model of absence epilepsy. Drug effects on seizures were assessed using two study designs. Male adult GAERS were implanted with EEG electrodes to measure seizure frequency...
May 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507177/evidence-for-a-derangement-of-the-microvascular-system-in-patients-with-a-very-early-diagnosis-of-systemic-sclerosis
#15
Inês Chora, Eloisa Romano, Mirko Manetti, Celestina Mazzotta, Raquel Costa, Vera Machado, Alice Cortez, Cosimo Bruni, Gemma Lepri, Serena Guiducci, Amato De Paulis, Raquel Soares, Marco Matucci-Cerinic
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether patients with a very early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (VEDOSS) may already present circulating markers and in vitro signs of microvascular dysfunction. METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from 55 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), 25 patients with VEDOSS, and 55 matched healthy controls (HC). Serum levels of pan-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and soluble neuropilin-1 (sNRP-1) were measured by ELISA. Human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (H-MVEC) were cultured and stimulated with SSc, VEDOSS, and HC sera...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487284/implementation-of-a-timed-electronic-assessment-driven-potassium-replacement-protocol
#16
Christopher Zielenski, Adam Crabtree, Tien Le, Alyse Marlatt, Dana Ng, Alan Tran
PURPOSE: The adherence to and effectiveness and safety of a timed, electronic, assessment-driven potassium-replacement protocol (TARP) were compared with an electronic nurse-driven replacement protocol (NRP) are reported. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted in a community hospital evaluating protocol adherence, effectiveness, and safety for 2 potassium-replacement protocols. All adults on medical units with an order for potassium replacement per protocol during the 3-month trial periods were reviewed...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473849/directed-bee-colony-optimization-algorithm-to-solve-the-nurse-rostering-problem
#17
M Rajeswari, J Amudhavel, Sujatha Pothula, P Dhavachelvan
The Nurse Rostering Problem is an NP-hard combinatorial optimization, scheduling problem for assigning a set of nurses to shifts per day by considering both hard and soft constraints. A novel metaheuristic technique is required for solving Nurse Rostering Problem (NRP). This work proposes a metaheuristic technique called Directed Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm using the Modified Nelder-Mead Method for solving the NRP. To solve the NRP, the authors used a multiobjective mathematical programming model and proposed a methodology for the adaptation of a Multiobjective Directed Bee Colony Optimization (MODBCO)...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471440/accuracy-of-the-nasal-tragus-length-measurement-for-correct-endotracheal-tube-placement-in-a-cohort-of-neonatal-resuscitation-simulators
#18
M M Gray, H Delaney, R Umoren, T P Strandjord, T Sawyer
OBJECTIVE: Nasal-tragus length (NTL) estimates of endotracheal tube (ETT) depth are replacing weight-based estimates for endotracheal tube depth in neonates requiring endotracheal intubation. Existing neonatal simulators were designed before interest in using the NTL, and may lack fidelity in this measurement. The objective of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of the adjusted NTL formula and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) gestational age/weight-based ETT depth chart in predicting proper endotracheal tube insertion depth in a cohort of neonatal simulators...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466607/conformational-latitude-activity-relationship-of-kppr-tetrapeptide-analogues-toward-their-ability-to-inhibit-binding-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-165-to-neuropilin-1
#19
Bartlomiej Fedorczyk, Piotr F J Lipiński, Dagmara Tymecka, Anna K Puszko, Beata Wilenska, Gerard Y Perret, Aleksandra Misicka
Neuropilin-1 has been found to be overexpressed in several kinds of malignant tumors, and it is postulated that its interaction with the vascular endothelial growth factor 165 leads to progression of tumor vascularization and growth. Several analogues (KxxR) with various conformational latitudes have been synthesized and found as inhibitors of NRP-1. Detailed insight provided by molecular dynamics simulation allowed forming a clear relationship between flexibility of xx part of the molecule and its inhibitory activity...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457385/blood-lactate-concentrations-before-and-after-withdrawal-of-life-sustaining-treatments-in-controlled-donation-after-circulatory-death-a-case-report-from-italy
#20
F Baroncelli, M C Alberione, V Cacciotti, D Artusio, M Vergano, S Livigni
A 20-minute hands-off period with isoelectric electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring is currently required for the declaration of cardiac death in Italy, thus prolonging the warm ischemia time (WIT) during donation after circulatory death (DCD). Normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) can be a valid tool to optimize organ perfusion as a bridge to donation. A 62-year-old woman with catastrophic brain injury due to massive intracranial hemorrage, not fulfilling brain death criteria, underwent controlled DCD after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies (WLST)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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