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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823140/pre-existing-arterial-pathologic-changes-affecting-arteriovenous-fistula-patency-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ja Young Lee, Young Ok Kim
The radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) provides optimal vascular access for hemodialysis; it has a higher long-term patency rate and fewer complications than other vascular access methods. However, the AVF has a high primary failure rate. The presence of small-diameter vessels at anastomosis sites is an important risk factor for AVF failure. However, in a recent study, despite selecting an adequate artery and vein for creating an AVF by routine preoperative vascular mapping, AVF maturation and primary failure occurred...
August 22, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822992/low-dose-bisphenol-a-increases-bile-duct-proliferation-in-juvenile-rats-a-possible-evidence-for-risk-of-liver-cancer-in-the-exposed-population
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Ji Seong Jeong, Ki Taek Nam, Buhyun Lee, Aryo Dimas Pamungkas, Daeun Song, Minjeong Kim, Wook-Joon Yu, Jinsoo Lee, Sunha Jee, Youngja H Park, Kyung-Min Lim
Increasing concern is being given to the association between risk of cancer and exposure to low-dose bisphenol A (BPA), especially in young-aged population. In this study, we investigated the effects of repeated oral treatment of low to high dose BPA in juvenile Sprague-Dawley rats. Exposing juvenile rats to BPA (0, 0.5, 5, 50, and 250 mg/kg oral gavage) from post-natal day 9 for 90 days resulted in higher food intakes and increased body weights in biphasic dose-effect relationship. Male mammary glands were atrophied at high dose, which coincided with sexual pre-maturation of females...
August 21, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822774/effects-of-neuropeptides-and-sex-steroids-on-the-pituitary-gonadal-axis-of-pre-pubertal-f1-wreckfish-h%C3%A4-puku-polyprion-oxygeneios-in-vivo-evidence-of-inhibitory-effects-of-androgens
#3
Matthew J Wylie, Alvin N Setiawan, Glen W Irvine, Jane E Symonds, Abigail Elizur, P Mark Lokman
The ability to advance puberty in broodstock that have a long generation interval and mature at large size is a highly valuable tool in contemporary aquaculture enterprise. Juvenile male and female wreckfish 'hāpuku' (Polyprion oxygeneios), a candidate for commercialization in aquaculture, were subjected to treatment for 8 weeks with two implants, one containing steroid (blank; estradiol-17β, E2; 11-ketotestosterone, KT; 17 α -methyltestosterone, MT), the other peptide (blank; gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog, GnRHa; kisspeptin, Kiss2-12)...
August 16, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822039/stimulation-of-nachr%C3%AE-7-receptor-inhibits-tnf-synthesis-and-secretion-in-response-to-lps-treatment-of-mast-cells-by-targeting-erk1-2-and-tace-activation
#4
F Guzmán-Mejía, C López-Rubalcava, C González-Espinosa
The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway is recognized as one of the main mechanisms of neuromodulation of the immune system. Activation of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAchRα7) suppresses cytokine synthesis in distinct immune cells but the molecular mechanisms behind this effect remain to be fully described. Mast cells (MCs) are essential players of allergic reactions and innate immunity responses related to chronic inflammation. Activation of TLR4 receptor in MCs leads to the rapid secretion of pre-synthesized TNF from intracellular pools and to the activation of NFκB, necessary for de novo synthesis of TNF and other cytokines...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821400/alzheimer-s-disease-as-oligomeropathy
#5
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Kenjiro Ono
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder and is characterized by pathological aggregates of amyloid β-protein (Aβ) and tau protein. On the basis of genetic evidence, biochemical data, and animal models, Aβ has been suggested to be responsible for the pathogenesis of AD (the amyloid hypothesis). Aβ molecules tend to aggregate to form oligomers, protofibrils, and mature fibrils. Although mature fibrils in the final stage have been thought to be the cause of AD pathogenesis, recent studies using synthetic Aβ peptides, a cell culture model, Aβ precursor protein transgenic mice models, and human samples, such as cerebrospinal fluids and postmortem brains of AD patients, suggest that pre-fibrillar forms (oligomers of Aβ) are more deleterious than are extracellular fibril forms...
August 15, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820646/consequences-of-puberty-on-efficacy-of-intraocular-pressure-lowering-drugs-in-male-dutch-belted-rabbits
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Cassandra L Hays, Kingsley C Okafor, Shan Fan, Robin High, Dhirendra P Singh, Carol B Toris
PURPOSE: To investigate the changes in intraocular pressure (IOP), aqueous flow, and outflow facility, as well as efficacy of IOP-lowering drugs before and after sexual development in rabbits. METHODS: Male Dutch-belted rabbits were studied at night between the ages of 8 and 44 weeks. During these times, body weight, testicular volume, and serum testosterone were measured to monitor sexual maturity. Ocular measurements included anterior chamber depth, central corneal thickness, IOP, aqueous flow, and outflow facility...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819671/fullerenol-nanoparticles-suppress-rankl-induced-osteoclastogenesis-by-inhibiting-differentiation-and-maturation
#7
Huan Geng, Ya-Nan Chang, Xue Bai, Shuitao Liu, Qing Yuan, Weihong Gu, Juan Li, Kui Chen, Gengyan Xing, Gengmei Xing
Bone health requires regulation of homeostatic equilibrium between osteoblasts and osteoclasts. The over-activation of osteoclasts can disrupt bone metabolism, resulting in osteoporosis and other bone-loss diseases. Fullerenol, a polyhydroxy derivative of fullerene, exhibits excellent biocompatibility. Here we show that fullerenol nanoparticles exert two functions: inhibition of osteoclastic differentiation and blockage of pre-osteoclast fusion to restructure osteoclast maturation and function. Experimentally, the nanoparticles reduced pre-osteoclast migration and inhibited ruffled border formation to block their maturation...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818044/effects-of-the-vertically-transmitted-microsporidian-facilispora-margolisi-and-the-parasiticide-emamectin-benzoate-on-salmon-lice-lepeophtheirus-salmonis
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Jordan D Poley, Ben J G Sutherland, Mark D Fast, Ben F Koop, Simon R M Jones
BACKGROUND: Microsporidia are highly specialized, parasitic fungi that infect a wide range of eukaryotic hosts from all major taxa. Infections cause a variety of damaging effects on host physiology from increased stress to death. The microsporidian Facilispora margolisi infects the Pacific salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis oncorhynchi), an economically and ecologically important ectoparasitic copepod that can impact wild and cultured salmonids. RESULTS: Vertical transmission of F...
August 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811708/involvement-of-crf2-signaling-in-enterocyte-differentiation
#9
Benjamin Ducarouge, Marjolaine Pelissier-Rota, Rebecca Powell, Alain Buisson, Bruno Bonaz, Muriel Jacquier-Sarlin
AIM: To determine the role of corticotropin releasing factor receptor (CRF2) in epithelial permeability and enterocyte cell differentiation. METHODS: For this purpose, we used rat Sprague Dawley and various colon carcinoma cell lines (SW620, HCT8R, HT-29 and Caco-2 cell lines). Expression of CRF2 protein was analyzed by fluorescent immunolabeling in normal rat colon and then by western blot in dissociated colonic epithelial cells and in the lysates of colon carcinoma cell lines or during the early differentiation of HT-29 cells (ten first days)...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811565/iss-pc-identifying-splicing-sites-via-physical-chemical-properties-using-deep-sparse-auto-encoder
#10
Zhao-Chun Xu, Peng Wang, Wang-Ren Qiu, Xuan Xiao
Gene splicing is one of the most significant biological processes in eukaryotic gene expression, such as RNA splicing, which can cause a pre-mRNA to produce one or more mature messenger RNAs containing the coded information with multiple biological functions. Thus, identifying splicing sites in DNA/RNA sequences is significant for both the bio-medical research and the discovery of new drugs. However, it is expensive and time consuming based only on experimental technique, so new computational methods are needed...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811374/recruitment-of-crispr-cas-systems-by-tn7-like-transposons
#11
Joseph E Peters, Kira S Makarova, Sergey Shmakov, Eugene V Koonin
A survey of bacterial and archaeal genomes shows that many Tn7-like transposons contain minimal type I-F CRISPR-Cas systems that consist of fused cas8f and cas5f, cas7f, and cas6f genes and a short CRISPR array. Several small groups of Tn7-like transposons encompass similarly truncated type I-B CRISPR-Cas. This minimal gene complement of the transposon-associated CRISPR-Cas systems implies that they are competent for pre-CRISPR RNA (precrRNA) processing yielding mature crRNAs and target binding but not target cleavage that is required for interference...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808139/differential-expression-of-sirtuin-2-and-adipocyte-maturation-restriction-an-adaptation-process-during-hypoxia-in-fish
#12
Ekambaram Padmini, Parasuraman Parimala
Sirtuins have received wide spread attention due to their diverse physiological role in metabolism. Among sirtuins, SIRT2 is more abundant in adipocytes; exerts effect on adipocyte differentiation, a process involves conversion of preadipocytes to mature adipocytes orchestrated by adipokines and adipogenic transcription factors. Grey mullets (Scientific name: Mugil cephalus) were chosen as study organism due to its excellent serve as a biomonitor. Adipocytes isolated from natural field condition were termed as field hypoxic (Ennore) and normoxic (Kovalam) based on DO level in the estuary...
August 14, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808133/the-rph-1-encoded-truncated-rnase-ph-protein-inhibits-rnase-p-maturation-of-pre-trnas-with-short-leader-sequences-in-the-absence-of-rpph
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Katherine E Bowden, Nicholas S Wiese, Tariq Perwez, Bijoy K Mohanty, Sidney R Kushner
RNase PH, encoded by the rph gene, is a 3' → 5' exoribonuclease that in E. coli participates primarily in the 3' maturation of pre-tRNAs and the degradation of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) in stationary phase cells. Interestingly, the routinely used laboratory strains of MG1655 and W3110 have naturally acquired the rph-1 allele encoding a truncated, catalytically inactive RNase PH protein, which is widely assumed to be benign. Contrary to this assumption, we show that rph-1 encoded Rph-1 protein inhibits RNase P mediated 5' end maturation of primary pre-tRNAs with leaders < 5 nucleotides in the absence of RppH, an RNA pyrophosphohydrolase...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807045/a-randomized-multi-center-prospective-study-comparing-best-medical-treatment-versus-best-medical-treatment-plus-renal-artery-stenting-in-patients-with-hemodynamically-relevant-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-radar-one-year-results-of-a-pre-maturely-terminated
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Thomas Zeller, Hans Krankenberg, Andrejs Erglis, Erwin Blessing, Torsten Fuss, Dierk Scheinert, Ralf Weser, Beatrix B Doerr, Wilfrid D Yollo, Joerg Radermacher
BACKGROUND: The indications for conservative "best medical treatment" (BMT) versus additional renal artery stenting are a matter of ongoing debate. The RADAR study aimed to evaluate the impact of percutaneous renal artery stenting on the impaired renal function in patients with hemodynamically significant atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (RAS). METHODS: RADAR is an international, prospective, randomized (1:1) controlled study comparing BMT alone versus BMT plus renal artery stenting in patients with duplex sonographic hemodynamically relevant RAS...
August 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803747/novel-heterozygous-mutations-of-the-insr-gene-in-a-familial-case-of-donohue-syndrome
#15
Litao Qin, Xiaobo Li, Qiaofang Hou, Hongdan Wang, Guiyu Lou, Tao Li, Li Wang, Hongyan Liu, Xichuan Li, Shixiu Liao
Donohue syndrome (DS), a rare autosomal recessive disease which represents severe insulin resistance, pre- and postnatal growth retardation, hypertrichosis, and dysmorphic features, is caused by mutations in the insulin receptor (INSR) gene. Here, we have reported the clinical, molecular, and biochemical characterizations of a patient with DS. In this article, we have also reported a case with 2 novel INSR mutations and the DS phenotype. Using next-generation sequencing (NGS), we screened 27 known genes involved in inherited maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) and identified compound heterozygous mutations in the INSR gene in the patient with DS, c...
August 10, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802587/pre-transplant-infusion-of-donor-derived-dendritic-cells-maintained-at-the-immature-stage-by-sinomenine-increases-splenic-foxp3-tregs-in-recipient-rats-after-renal-allotransplantation
#16
Lian Li, Zhigang Luo, Zhe Song, Liwen Zheng, Tuo Chen
OBJECTIVE: The immunosuppressive mechanism of sinomenine in organ allotransplantation was investigated, especially its effect of blocking dendritic cell (DC) maturation, which might influence the frequency of regulatory T cells (Tregs). METHODS: Bone marrow cells from male donor Wistar rats were induced to differentiate into DCs in vitro in the presence or absence of sinomenine, and characterized by flow cytometry. These two groups of DCs were respectively injected into male recipient Sprague-Dawley rats via the tail vein, at both high and low doses...
August 9, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800844/first-comparative-analysis-concerning-the-plasma-platelet-contamination-during-mnc-collection
#17
Hella Pfeiffer, Susanne Achenbach, Julian Strobel, Robert Zimmermann, Reinhold Eckstein, Erwin F Strasser
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Monocytes can be cultured into dendritic cells with addition of autologous plasma, which is highly prone to platelet contamination due to the apheresis process. Since platelets affect the maturation process of monocytes into dendritic cells and might even lead to a diminished harvest of dendritic cells, it is very important to reduce the platelet contamination. A new collection device (Spectra Optia) was analyzed, compared to two established devices (COM.TEC, Cobe Spectra) and evaluated regarding the potential generation of source plasma...
July 13, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800319/mir-503-3p-induces-apoptosis-of-lung-cancer-cells-by-regulating-p21-and-cdk4-expression
#18
Yi Sun, Li Li, Shigang Xing, Yinghua Pan, Yunxiang Shi, Linghua Zhang, Qiang Shen
Studies have shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) can promote or suppress tumor growth and therefore act as targets for cancer therapy. Hsa-miR-503-5p, a mature miRNA derived from 5' ends of pre-miR-503, has been proved to regulate cell proliferation, transformation, migration and invasion. However, the biological function of miR-503-3p derived from 3' ends of pre-miR-503 has never been reported. In current study, we found that miR-503-3p inhibits lung cancer cell viability and induces cell apoptosis. To better understand the molecular mechanism underlying the miR-503-3p participating in this process, PCR array and RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) were performed and some differential expression genes were discovered between NC and miR-503-3p treated groups...
July 28, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799643/sebocytes-contribute-to-skin-inflammation-by-promoting-the-differentiation-of-th17-cells
#19
M Mattii, M Lovászi, N Garzorz, A Atenhan, M Quaranta, F Lauffer, A Konstantinow, M Küpper, C C Zouboulis, L Kemeny, K Eyerich, C B Schmidt-Weber, D Törőcsik, S Eyerich
BACKGROUND: The main function of sebocytes is considered to be the lipid production for moisturizing the skin. However, it became recently apparent that sebocytes release chemokines and cytokines and respond to pro-inflammatory stimuli as well as presence of bacteria. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the functional communication between human sebocytes and T cells. METHODS: Immunofluorescence stainings for CD4 and IL-17 were performed on acne sections and healthy skin...
August 11, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798494/identification-and-functional-characterization-of-the-sex-determining-gene-doublesex-in-the-sawfly-athalia-rosae%C3%A2-hymenoptera-tenthredinidae
#20
Shotaro Mine, Megumi Sumitani, Fugaku Aoki, Masatsugu Hatakeyama, Masataka G Suzuki
Sexual fate of the sawfly, Athalia rosae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) is determined by the complementary sex determination (CSD) mechanism as is the case in honeybees. However, to date, genes involved in sex determination have not been identified in this species. In this study, we attempted to identify orthologs of complementary sex-determiner (csd), feminizer (fem), and doublesex (dsx) from the A. rosae genome, all of which are crucial components of the sex determination cascade in the honeybee. As a result, we identified a sawfly ortholog of dsx (designated as Ardsx)...
2017: Applied Entomology and Zoology
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