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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220830/specific-capture-recovery-and-culture-of-cancer-cells-using-oriented-antibody-modified-polystyrene-chips-coated-with-agarose-film
#1
Jiyun Jeong, Yeolin Lee, Yeongeun Yoo, Myung Kyu Lee
Agarose gel can be used for three dimensional (3D) cell culture because it prevents cell attachment. The dried agarose film coated on a culture plate also protected cell attachment and allowed 3D growth of cancer cells. We developed an efficient method for agarose film coating on an oxygen-plasma treated micropost polystyrene chip prepared by an injection molding process. The agarose film was modified to maleimide or Ni-NTA groups for covalent or cleavable attachment of photoactivatable Fc-specific antibody binding proteins (PFcBPs) via their N-terminal cysteine residues or 6xHis tag, respectively...
December 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220765/transient-disturbance-of-engineered-zno-nanoparticles-enhances-the-resistance-and-resilience-of-anammox-process-in-wastewater-treatment
#2
Zheng-Zhe Zhang, Ya-Fei Cheng, Lian-Zeng-Ji Xu, Yu-Hui Bai, Jia-Jia Xu, Zhi-Jian Shi, Qian-Qian Zhang, Ren-Cun Jin
The increasing use of engineered nanoparticles (NPs) in consumer and industrial products raises concerns about their environmental impacts, but their potential influence on anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) process in wastewater treatment remains unknown. In this study, the response of granule-based anammox reactor to different loads of ZnONPs was investigated. The introduction of 1-5mgL-1 ZnONPs did not affect reactor performance, but 90% of the nitrogen removal capacity was deprived by a shock of 10mgL-1 ZnONPs within 3days...
December 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220699/hiv-1-tat-protein-induces-dna-damage-in-human-peripheral-blood-b-lymphocytes-via-mitochondrial-ros-production
#3
Rawan El-Amine, Diego Germini, Vlada V Zakharova, Tatyana Tsfasman, Eugene V Sheval, Ruy A N Louzada, Corinne Dupuy, Chrystèle Bilhou-Nabera, Aline Hamade, Fadia Najjar, Eric Oksenhendler, Marс Lipinski, Boris V Chernyak, Yegor S Vassetzky
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is associated with B-cell malignancies in patients though HIV-1 is not able to infect B-cells. The rate of B-cell lymphomas in HIV-infected individuals remains high even under the combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) that reconstitutes the immune function. Thus, the contribution of HIV-1 to B-cell oncogenesis remains enigmatic. HIV-1 induces oxidative stress and DNA damage in infected cells via multiple mechanisms, including viral Tat protein. We have detected elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and DNA damage in B-cells of HIV-infected individuals...
December 5, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220697/metabolism-of-hydrogen-sulfide-h2s-and-production-of-reactive-sulfur-species-rss-by-superoxide-dismutase
#4
Kenneth R Olson, Yan Gao, Faihaan Arif, Kanika Arora, Shivali Patel, Eric R DeLeon, Thomas R Sutton, Martin Feelisch, Miriam M Cortese-Krott, Karl D Straub
Reactive sulfur species (RSS) such as H2S, HS•, H2Sn, (n = 2-7) and HS2•- are chemically similar to H2O and the reactive oxygen species (ROS) HO•, H2O2, O2•- and act on common biological effectors. RSS were present in evolution long before ROS, and because both are metabolized by catalase it has been suggested that "antioxidant" enzymes originally evolved to regulate RSS and may continue to do so today. Here we examined RSS metabolism by Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD) using amperometric electrodes for dissolved H2S, a polysulfide-specific fluorescent probe (SSP4), and mass spectrometry to identify specific polysulfides (H2S2-H2S5)...
November 20, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220655/aid-and-reactive-oxygen-species-can-induce-dna-breaks-within-human-chromosomal-translocation-fragile-zones
#5
Nicholas R Pannunzio, Michael R Lieber
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) occurring within fragile zones of less than 200 base pairs account for the formation of the most common human chromosomal translocations in lymphoid malignancies, yet the mechanism of how breaks occur remains unknown. Here, we have transferred human fragile zones into S. cerevisiae in the context of a genetic assay to understand the mechanism leading to DSBs at these sites. Our findings indicate that a combination of factors is required to sensitize these regions. Foremost, DNA strand separation by transcription or increased torsional stress can expose these DNA regions to damage from either the expression of human AID or increased oxidative stress...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220594/modification-of-immunological-features-in-human-platelets-during-sepsis
#6
Valle-Jiménez Xareni Raque, Sánchez-García Juan Carlos, Revilla-Rodríguez Eduardo, Baltierrez-Hoyos Rafael, Romero-Tlalolini María de Los Ángeles, Ramírez-Cosmes Adriana, Torres-Aguilar Honorio, Bustos-Arriaga José, Aguilar-Ruiz Sergio Roberto
Sepsis is an organic dysfunction that puts at risk the life of patients suffering this disorder due to an exacerbated immunological response to the infection mediated by the host. Platelets have been largely researched on sepsis owing to its role in Disseminated Intracellular Coagulation (DIC) and because thrombocytopenia is an important clinical feature of these patients. Nevertheless, a great number of evidence shows that platelets have also an important role in immunological response since they have pattern recognition receptors, chemokine receptors and granules with stored soluble mediators...
December 8, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220576/oxygenic-hybrid-semiconducting-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-photodynamic-therapy
#7
Houjuan Zhu, Jingchao Li, Xiaoying Qi, Peng Chen, Kanyi Pu
Photodynamic nanotheranostics has shown great promise for cancer therapy; however, its therapeutic efficacy is limited due to the hypoxia of tumor microenvironment and the unfavorable bioavailability of existing photodynamic agents. We herein develop hybrid core-shell semiconducting nanoparticles (SPN-Ms) that can undergo O2 evolution in hypoxic solid tumor to promote photodynamic process. Such oxygenic nanoparticles are synthesized through a one-pot surface growth reaction and have a unique multilayer structure cored and coated with semiconducting polymer nanoparticles (SPNs) and manganese dioxide (MnO2) nanosheets, respectively...
December 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220572/martian-redox-chemistry-oxygen-reduction-in-low-temperature-magnesium-perchlorate-brines
#8
Joseph Elliott, Kamonwad Ngamchuea, Christopher Batchelor-McAuley, Richard G Compton
NASA has a mandate to send humans to Mars by 2033. Recent discoveries regarding Mars include the likely presence of low temperature liquid brines on the planet's surface. This work investigates redox chemistry in near saturated aqueous 2.8 M Mg(ClO4)2 at temperatures as low as -34oC. These conditions are comparable to those thought to be found on the Martian surface. In particular electro-reduction of oxygen is studied and the diffusion coefficient and solubility of this important redox species established.
December 8, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220311/quantifying-the-effects-of-acute-hypoxic-exposure-on-exercise-performance-and-capacity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression
#9
Sanjoy K Deb, Daniel R Brown, Lewis A Gough, Christopher P McLellan, Paul A Swinton, S Andy Sparks, Lars R McNaughton
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise capacity and performance, which includes continuous and intermittent forms of exercise. DESIGN: A systematic review was conducted with a three-level mixed effects meta-regression. The ratio of means method was used to evaluate main effects and moderators providing practical interpretations with percentage change. DATA SOURCES: A systemic search was performed using three databases (Google scholar, PubMed and SPORTDiscus)...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220206/aerobic-training-but-no-resistance-training-increases-sirt3-in-skeletal-muscle-of-sedentary-obese-male-adolescents
#10
Katya Vargas-Ortiz, Victoriano Pérez-Vázquez, Arturo Figueroa, Francisco J Díaz, Paulina G Montaño-Ascencio, Maciste H Macías-Cervantes
In recent years, prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents has increased. A strategy for prevention and management of obesity is aerobic training (AT) due to its effectiveness to decrease fat mass. AT increases the content of SIRT3, a mitochondrial protein that increases the expression of PGC-1α and NFR1, thereby enhances mitochondrial function and metabolic health. Resistance training (RT) provides metabolic benefits but its effect on SIRT3 content is unknown. To compare the effect of AT and RT on SIRT3, PGC-1α and NRF-1 protein levels in skeletal muscle of sedentary obese adolescents...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220205/hematocrit-is-associated-with-thermal-tolerance-and-modulated-by-developmental-temperature-in-juvenile-chinook-salmon
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Nicolas J Muñoz, Anthony P Farrell, John W Heath, Bryan D Neff
To evaluate whether oxygen-carrying capacity influences thermal tolerance in fishes, we reared four Chinook salmon families in present-day (+0°C) and possible future (+4°C) temperatures and assessed the response of hematocrit (Hct) to acute temperature stress. In the +4°C treatment, Hct increased above control levels when juvenile fish were exposed to their critical thermal maximum (CTmax). Conversely, no effect of temperature stress on Hct was found in the +0°C treatment. Hct was positively associated with CTmax ([Formula: see text]; [Formula: see text]), contributing to the CTmax of the +4°C treatment being significantly higher than that of the +0°C treatment (mean ± SD, [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text], respectively)...
January 2018: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218642/porphyrin-polymer-nanocompartments-singlet-oxygen-generation-and-antimicrobial-activity
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Angelo Lanzilotto, Myrto Kyropoulou, Edwin C Constable, Catherine E Housecroft, Wolfgang P Meier, Cornelia G Palivan
A new water-soluble photocatalyst for singlet oxygen generation is presented. Its absorption extends to the red part of the spectrum, showing activity up to irradiation at 660 nm. Its efficiency has been compared to that of a commercial analogue (Rose Bengal) for the oxidation of L-methionine. The quantitative and selective oxidation was promising enough to encapsulate the photocatalyst in polymersomes. The singlet oxygen generated in this way can diffuse and remain active for the oxidation of L-methionine outside the polymeric compartment...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218637/specific-phosphorothioate-substitution-within-domain-6-of-a-group-ii-intron-ribozyme-leads-to-changes-in-local-structure-and-metal-ion-binding
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Michèle C Erat, Emina Besic, Michael Oberhuber, Silke Johannsen, Roland K O Sigel
Group II introns are large self-splicing ribozymes that require high amounts of monovalent and divalent metal ions for folding and catalysis under in vitro conditions. Domain 6 of these ribozymes contains a highly conserved adenosine whose 2'-OH acts as a nucleophile during self-cleavage via the branching pathway. We have previously suggested a divalent metal ion that binds to the major groove at the GU wobble pair above the branch-A in a minimal, but active branch domain construct (D6-27) from the yeast mitochondrial intron Sc...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218580/potential-vulnerability-of-oak-forests-to-climate-change-induced-flooding-effects-of-mild-oxygen-deficiency-on-quercus-robur-and-quercus-petraea-seedling-physiology
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Pascale Bourgeade, Mohamed Bourioug, Sandra Macor, Laurence Alaoui-Sossé, Badr Alaoui-Sossé, Lotfi Aleya
Flooding is characterized by saturation of soil pores with water, leading to hypoxic conditions which affect plant root development and metabolism. We investigated the oxygen deficiency tolerance observed in Quercus robur and Quercus petraea and seek to understand whether it can be explained by enhanced efficiency in oxygen use in the roots, as estimated through radial oxygen loss visualization in relation to growth measurements and root apex respiration. The study showed that root growth, under oxygen deficiency conditions, was significantly reduced only in Q...
December 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218575/flow-evaluation-of-the-leaching-hazardous-materials-from-spent-nickel-cadmium-batteries-discarded-in-different-water-surroundings
#15
Xingmei Guo, Yan Song, Junmin Nan
The leaching characteristics of hazardous materials from Ni-Cd batteries immersed in four typical water samples, i.e., water with NaCl, river water, tap water, and deionized water, were investigated to evaluate the potential environmental harm of spent Ni-Cd batteries in the water surroundings. It is shown that four water surroundings all could leach hazardous materials from the Ni-Cd batteries. The water with NaCl concentration of 66.7 mg L-1 had the highest leaching ability, the hazardous materials were leached after only approximately 50 days (average time, with a standard deviation of 4...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218520/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-glut-inhibitors
#16
Carlotta Granchi, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Filippo Minutolo
The Warburg effect describes how most cancer cells exhibit higher-than-normal glucose consumption, not only under hypoxic conditions, but also when normal oxygen levels are present. Although glucose transporter 1 (GLUT1) has been found to play a key role in the cellular uptake of glucose, especially in cancer cells, where it is generally overexpressed, it has not been given consideration as a suitable target for the development of anticancer drugs. In this chapter, an example of molecular design and realization of novel GLUT1 inhibitors, including in silico modeling, chemical synthesis, and biological characterization, is provided...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218518/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-glut-inhibitors-using-a-seahorse-extracellular-flux-analyzer
#17
Changyong Wei, Monique Heitmeier, Paul W Hruz, Mala Shanmugam
Glucose is metabolized through anaerobic glycolysis and aerobic oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). Perturbing glucose uptake and its subsequent metabolism can alter both glycolytic and OXPHOS pathways and consequently lactate and/or oxygen consumption. Production and secretion of lactate, as a consequence of glycolysis, leads to acidification of the extracellular medium. Molecular oxygen is the final electron acceptor in the electron transport chain, facilitating oxidative phosphorylation of ADP to ATP. The alterations in extracellular acidification and/or oxygen consumption can thus be used as indirect readouts of glucose metabolism and assessing the impact of inhibiting glucose transport through specific glucose transporters (GLUTs)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218511/optical-monitoring-of-cerebral-microcirculation-in-neurointensive-care
#18
Peter Rejmstad, Neda Haj-Hosseini, Oscar Åneman, Karin Wårdell
Continuous optical monitoring of local cerebral microcirculation could benefit neurointensive care patients treated for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of the study was to evaluate laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) for long-term monitoring of brain microcirculation and oxygen saturation (SO2) in the neurointensive care unit (NICU). A fiber optic probe was designed for intraparenchymal use and connected to LDF and DRS for assessment of the local blood flow (perfusion and tissue reflectance (TLI)) and SO2 in the brain...
December 8, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218509/protective-effect-of-cadmium-induced-autophagy-in-rat-renal-mesangial-cells
#19
Hitomi Fujishiro, Ying Liu, Bilal Ahmadi, Douglas M Templeton
Cadmium damages renal cells, and in particular may cause mesangial cell death by necrosis or apoptosis, depending on exposure conditions in cultured cells. However, there is an uncertainty as to whether Cd2+-induced autophagy can protect mesangial cells against these other mechanisms of cell death. We have used autophagy-incompetent mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells lacking the Atg16 gene, as well as cultured rat mesangial cells (RMC) in which Atg16 has been silenced, to examine this issue. Measuring the processing of LC3-I to LC3-II and expression of sequestosome-1 (p62), we define conditions under which RMC can be induced to undergo autophagy in response to 0-20 µM CdCl2...
December 7, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218508/use-of-huh6-and-other-human-derived-hepatoma-lines-for-the-detection-of-genotoxins-a-new-hope-for-laboratory-animals
#20
Monika Waldherr, Miroslav Mišík, Franziska Ferk, Jana Tomc, Bojana Žegura, Metka Filipič, Wolfgang Mikulits, Sören Mai, Oskar Haas, Wolfgang W Huber, Elisabeth Haslinger, Siegfried Knasmüller
Cell lines which are currently used in genotoxicity tests lack enzymes which activate/detoxify mutagens. Therefore, rodent-derived liver preparations are used which reflect their metabolism in humans only partly; as a consequence misleading results are often obtained. Previous findings suggest that certain liver cell lines express phase I/II enzymes and detect promutagens without activation; however, their use is hampered by different shortcomings. The aim of this study was the identification of a suitable cell line...
December 7, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
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