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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099588/dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-safety-in-chagas-disease-patients
#1
Daniela do Carmo Rassi, Marcelo Luiz Campos Vieira, Rogerio Gomes Furtado, Fabio de Paula Turco, Luciano Henrique Melato, Viviane Tiemi Hotta, Colandy Godoy de Oliveira Nunes, Luiz Rassi, Salvador Rassi
Background: A few decades ago, patients with Chagas disease were predominantly rural workers, with a low risk profile for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). As urbanization has increased, they became exposed to the same risk factors for CAD of uninfected individuals. Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has proven to be an important tool in CAD diagnosis. Despite being a potentially arrhythmogenic method, it is safe for coronary patients without Chagas disease. For Chagas disease patients, however, the indication of DSE in clinical practice is uncertain, because of the arrhythmogenic potential of that heart disease...
January 16, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098786/retinoic-acid-and-its-role-in-modulating-intestinal-innate-immunity
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Paulo Czarnewski, Srustidhar Das, Sara M Parigi, Eduardo J Villablanca
Vitamin A (VA) is amongst the most well characterized food-derived nutrients with diverse immune modulatory roles. Deficiency in dietary VA has not only been associated with immune dysfunctions in the gut, but also with several systemic immune disorders. In particular, VA metabolite all-trans retinoic acid (atRA) has been shown to be crucial in inducing gut tropism in lymphocytes and modulating T helper differentiation. In addition to the widely recognized role in adaptive immunity, increasing evidence identifies atRA as an important modulator of innate immune cells, such as tolerogenic dendritic cells (DCs) and innate lymphoid cells (ILCs)...
January 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094608/surveillance-for-avian-influenza-virus-in-wild-birds-in-poland-2008-2015
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Edyta Świętoń, Krzysztof Wyrostek, Michał Jóźwiak, Monika Olszewska-Tomczyk, Katarzyna Domańska-Blicharz, Włodzimierz Meissner, Radosław Włodarczyk, Piotr Minias, Tomasz Janiszewski, Zenon Minta, Krzysztof Śmietanka
We tested wild birds in Poland during 2008-2015 for avian influenza virus (AIV). We took 10,312 swabs and feces samples from 6,314 live birds representing 12 orders and 84 bird species, mostly from orders Anseriformes and Charadriiformes, for testing and characterization by various PCR methods. From PCR-positive samples, we attempted to isolate and subtype the virus. The RNA of AIV was detected in 1.8% (95% confidence interval, 1.5%-2.1%) of birds represented by 48 Mallards ( Anas platyrhynchos ), 11 Mute Swans ( Cygnus olor ), 48 Common Teal ( Anas crecca ), three Black-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), one Common Coot ( Fulica atra ), one Garganey (Spatula querquedula), and one unidentified bird species...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094291/differential-effects-of-vitamins-a-and-d-on-the-transcriptional-landscape-of-human-monocytes-during-infection
#4
Tilman E Klassert, Julia Bräuer, Martin Hölzer, Magdalena Stock, Konstantin Riege, Cristina Zubiría-Barrera, Mario M Müller, Silke Rummler, Christine Skerka, Manja Marz, Hortense Slevogt
Vitamin A and vitamin D are essential nutrients with a wide range of pleiotropic effects in humans. Beyond their well-documented roles in cellular differentiation, embryogenesis, tissue maintenance and bone/calcium homeostasis, both vitamins have attracted considerable attention due to their association with-immunological traits. Nevertheless, our knowledge of their immunomodulatory potential during infection is restricted to single gene-centric studies, which do not reflect the complexity of immune processes...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090317/all-trans-retinoic-acid-enhances-cytotoxic-effect-of-t-cells-with-an-anti-cd38-chimeric-antigen-receptor-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#5
Tetsumi Yoshida, Keichiro Mihara, Yoshifumi Takei, Kazuyoshi Yanagihara, Takanori Kubo, Joyeeta Bhattacharyya, Chihaya Imai, Tatsuji Mino, Yoshihiro Takihara, Tatsuo Ichinohe
We reported that T cells with anti-CD38-chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) eliminated B-cell lymphoma cells expressing CD38. To employ anti-CD38-CAR against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) blasts not expressing CD38, it is necessary to induce or increase the intensity of CD38 expression. A lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)-releasing assay and flow cytometry showed that anti-CD38-CAR T cells were cytotoxic against AML lines (THP-1 and CMK) expressing high CD38 levels (>99%), in time- and number of effector-dependent manners...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089489/long-non-coding-rnas-are-associated-with-spatiotemporal-gene-expression-profiles-in-the-marine-gastropod-tegula-atra
#6
Camille Détrée, Gustavo Núñez-Acuña, Fabian Tapia, Cristian Gallardo-Escárate
Increasing evidence suggests that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play diverse roles in cellular processes, including in the regulation of embryogenesis and growth. However, little is known about the role of lncRNAs in marine invertebrates inhabiting changing environments. Therefore, the aim of this study was to present the first characterization of lncRNAs in an intertidal marine gastropod. Specifically, Tegula atra individuals were sampled in four sites of the central-northern Chilean coastline (28-31°) during summer and winter...
January 12, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087980/the-significance-of-glypican-3-expression-profiling-in-the-tumor-cellular-origin-theoretical-system-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression
#7
Ran Xue, Jiliang Feng, Qinghua Meng, Fudong Lv, Yueke Zhu, Hongwei Yu, Shijie Zhang, Chenzhao Song, Lin Sun, Zhujun Yue, Shuai Feng, Ruiwen Che, Qian Xiang, Xiaodan Jing
AIMS: Glypican-3(GPC3) expression is correlated with poor prognosis and progression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC progression can be associated with the differentiation status of tumor cell before malignant transformation. Our aim was to investigate the dynamic expression of GPC3 during tumor cells differentiation and to explore the role and theoretical significance of GPC3 in malignant essence of HCC. METHODS: The expressions of tissue GPC3 and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) were detected by immunohistochemical staining...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087573/fto-mediated-mrna-demethylation-drives-leukemogenesis
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The mRNA demethylase FTO promotes leukemogenesis and inhibits ATRA-mediated differentiation.
January 13, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073559/characterization-of-total-retinoid-like-activity-of-compounds-produced-by-three-common-phytoplankton-species
#9
Eliška Sychrová, Jana Priebojová, Marie Smutná, Kateřina Nováková, Jiří Kohoutek, Klára Hilscherová
Phytoplankton can produce various bioactive metabolites, which may affect other organisms in the aquatic environment. This study provides the first information on the total retinoid-like activity associated with both intracellular and extracellular metabolites produced by selected phytoplankton species that could play a role in teratogenic effects and developmental disruption in exposed organisms. The studied species included a coccoid cyanobacteria (Microcystis aeruginosa), a filamentous cyanobacteria (Aphanizomenon gracile) and a green alga (Desmodesmus quadricauda), all of which commonly occur in freshwater bodies in Europe...
December 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067855/detection-of-naja-atra-cardiotoxin-using-adenosine-based-molecular-beacon
#10
Yi-Jun Shi, Ying-Jung Chen, Wan-Ping Hu, Long-Sen Chang
This study presents an adenosine (A)-based molecular beacon (MB) for selective detection of Naja atra cardiotoxin (CTX) that functions by utilizing the competitive binding between CTX and the poly(A) stem of MB to coralyne. The 5'- and 3'-end of MB were labeled with a reporter fluorophore and a non-fluorescent quencher, respectively. Coralyne induced formation of the stem-loop MB structure through A₂-coralyne-A₂ coordination, causing fluorescence signal turn-off due to fluorescence resonance energy transfer between the fluorophore and quencher...
January 7, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063140/regulatory-mechanism-and-functional-analysis-of-s100a9-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells
#11
Yonglan Zhu, Fang Zhang, Shanzhen Zhang, Wanglong Deng, Huiyong Fan, Haiwei Wang, Ji Zhang
S100A9, a calcium-binding protein, participates in the inflammatory process and development of various tumors, thus attracting much attention in the field of cancer biology. This study aimed to investigate the regulatory mechanism of S100A9 and its function involvement in APL. We used real-time quantitative PCR to determine whether PML/RARα affects the expression of S100A9 in NB4 and PR9 cells upon ATRA treatment. ChIP-based PCR and dual-luciferase reporter assay system were used to detect how PML/RARα and PU...
January 6, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053193/promyelocytic-extracellular-chromatin-exacerbates-coagulation-and-fibrinolysis-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
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Muhua Cao, Tao Li, Zhangxiu He, Lixiu Wang, Xiaoyan Yang, Yan Kou, Lili Zou, Xue Dong, Valerie A Novakovic, Yayan Bi, Junjie Kou, Bo Yu, Shaohong Fang, Jinghua Wang, Jin Zhou, Jialan Shi
Despite routine treatment of unselected acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) with all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), early death due to hemorrhage remains unacceptably common and the mechanism underlying this complication remains elusive. We have recently demonstrated that APL cells undergo a novel cell death program, termed ETosis, which involves release of extracellular chromatin. However, the role of promyelocytic extracellular chromatin in APL-associated coagulation remains unclear. Our objectives were to identify the novel role of ATRA-promoted extracellular chromatin in inducing a hypercoagulable and hyperfibrinolytic state in APL and to evaluate its interaction with fibrin and endothelial cells (ECs)...
January 4, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053092/histone-acetyltransferase-pcaf-is-required-for-all-trans-retinoic-acid-induced-granulocytic-differentiation-in-leukemia-cells
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Yoshitaka Sunami, Marito Araki, Shin Kan, Akihiro Ito, Yumi Hironaka, Misa Imai, Soji Morishita, Akimichi Ohsaka, Norio Komatsu
Differentiation therapy with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) improves the treatment outcome of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL); however, the molecular mechanism by which ATRA induces granulocytic differentiation remains unclear. We previously reported that the inhibition of the NAD-dependent histone deacetylase (HDAC) SIRT2 induces granulocytic differentiation in leukemia cells, suggesting the involvement of protein acetylation in ATRA-induced leukemia cell differentiation. Herein, we showed that p300/CREB-binding protein-associated factor (PCAF), a histone acetyltransferase (HAT), is a prerequisite for ATRA-induced granulocytic differentiation in leukemia cells...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051268/immunoregulatory-effect-of-neuronal-like-cells-in-inducting-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#14
J Xu, H Lu, Z-N Miao, W-J Wu, Y -Z Jiang, F Ge, W-F Fang, A-H Zhu, G Chen, J-H Zhou, Y-Z Lu, Z-F Tang, Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immune activity of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), and explore the biological characteristics and capabilities of BMSCs and the potential to be differentiated into neuronal cells in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The BMSCs were isolated and proliferated in vitro to generate the xenogeneic mixed lymphocyte reaction. Moreover, peripheral BMSCs (pBMSCs) were added according to different ratios, which methods were stated as follows: 1: Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) + 1 μmol/L all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) + 20 μg/L basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) + 20 μg/L epidermal growth factor (EGF); 2: DMEM + 2% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) + 100 μmol/L butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049897/expression-and-regulation-of-tal2-during-neuronal-differentiation-in-p19-cells
#15
Takanobu Kobayashi
 T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia 2 (Tal2) is a gene encoding a member of the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor family, which is essential for the normal development of the mouse brain. We found that Tal2 was induced during neural differentiation in P19 cells, which are pluripotent mouse embryonal carcinoma cells that differentiate into the neural lineage upon both exposure to all-trans retinoic acid (atRA) and the formation of cell aggregation. Tal2 expression during neural differentiation in P19 cells was detected within 3 h after induction with atRA and retinoic acid receptor α (RARα)...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039033/identification-of-an-irf-1-splicing-transcript-in-apl-cells-sharing-similar-transactivation-activity-of-the-full-length-one
#16
Yejiang Lou, Di Xia, Mengxia Yu, Jianhua Tong, Jie Jin
Interferon regulatory factor-1 (IRF-1) is a member of the interferon regulatory factor family. It acts as a transcriptional activator and plays a critical role in antiviral defense, immune response, cell growth regulation, apoptosis and cell differentiation. Deletions, mutations or aberrant splicing of IRF-1 would result in its functional inactivation, and closely related to the tumorigenesis. In this work, we identified an IRF-1 splicing transcript (IRF-1-s) in all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA)-treated acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cell line NB4 cells...
December 27, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035072/%C3%AE-np73-overexpression-promotes-resistance-to-apoptosis-but-does-not-cooperate-with-pml-rara-in-the-induction-of-an-apl-leukemic-phenotype
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Antonio R Lucena-Araujo, Juan L Coelho-Silva, Diego A Pereira-Martins, Carolina Thomé, Priscila S Scheucher, Ana P Lange, Helder H Paiva, Benjamin T Hemmelgarn, Mariana C Morais-Sobral, Elisa A Azevedo, Pedro L Franca-Neto, Rafael F Franca, Cleide L Silva, Alexandre Krause, Eduardo M Rego
Here, we evaluated whether the overexpression of transcriptionally inactive ΔNp73 cooperates with PML/RARA fusion protein in the induction of an APL-leukemic phenotype, as well as its role in vitro in proliferation, myeloid differentiation, and drug-induced apoptosis. Using lentiviral gene transfer, we showed in vitro that ΔNp73 overexpression resulted in increased proliferation in murine bone marrow (BM) cells from hCG-PML/RARA transgenic mice and their wild-type (WT) counterpart, with no accumulation of cells at G2/M or S phases; instead, ΔNp73-expressing cells had a lower rate of induced apoptosis...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028303/dismal-outcome-of-therapy-related-myeloid-neoplasm-associated-with-complex-aberrant-karyotypes-and-monosomal-karyotype-a-case-report
#18
Y L Tang, W K Chia, E C S W Yap, M I Julia, C F Leong, S Salwati, C L Wong
INTRODUCTION: Individuals who are exposed to cytotoxic agents are at risk of developing therapyrelated myeloid neoplasms (t-MN). Cytogenetic findings of a neoplasm play an important role in stratifying patients into different risk groups and thus predict the response to treatment and overall survival. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old man was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Following this, he underwent all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) based chemotherapy and achieved remission...
December 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028302/acute-promyelocytic-leukaemia-with-a-novel-translocation-t-16-17-q12-p13-a-case-report
#19
H Bhat, S Geelani, M Rashid, T Bhat, M Qadri, N Bashir N, F Manzoor, S Bhat, F Rather, J Rasool
Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML) is characterised by the t(15;17)(q22;q21), that results in the fusion of the promyelocytic leukaemia (PML) gene at 15q22 with the retinoic acid α-receptor (RARA) gene at 17q21. The current case report describes a 13-year-old male with APML, who was negative for PML/RARA fusion signal but reported to have an atypical translocation t(16;17). To the best of our knowledge this is the first case report of APML responsive to ATRA with such a translocation.
December 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024481/-effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-leukemia-cells
#20
Xiao-Huan Ma, Xin Xu, Chang-Yong Zou, Yao Zhao, Zhan-Ju Wang, Hai-Ying Wang, Yu-Fen Wang, Zhen-Bo Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells(HUC-MSC) on the proliferation and differentiation of NB4 treated with all-trans retinoid acid (ATRA) and its underlining mechanisms . METHODS: Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells were isolated from umbilical cord of newborns. Co-culture system was established by HUC-MSC and NB4 in vitro. The experiment was divided into 4 groups: NB4 group (NB4 cells alone) , NM group (NB4 cells co-cultured with HUC-MSC) , NA group (NB4 cells treated with ATRA) , NMA group (NB4 cells co-cultured with HUC-MSC and treated with ATRA) ...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
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