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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544932/vascular-homing-peptides-for-cancer-therapy
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Lan Lu, Huan Qi, Jie Zhu, Wen Xia Sun, Bin Zhang, Chun Yan Tang, Qiang Cheng
In the past 30 years, a variety of phage libraries have been extensively utilized to identify and develop tumor homing peptides (THPs). THPs specifically bind to tumor cells or elements of the tumor microenvironment while no or low affinity to normal cells. In this regard, the efficacy of therapeutic agents in cancer therapy can be enhanced by targeting strategies based on coupling with THPs that recognize receptors expressed by tumor cells or tumor vasculature. Especially, vascular-homing peptides, targeting tumor vasculature, have their receptors expressed on or around the blood vessel including pro-angiogenic factors, metalloproteinase, integrins, fibrin-fibronectin complexes, etc...
May 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542478/structural-basis-of-nectin-1-recognition-by-pseudorabies-virus-glycoprotein-d
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An Li, Guangwen Lu, Jianxun Qi, Lili Wu, Kegong Tian, Tingrong Luo, Yi Shi, Jinghua Yan, George F Gao
An early and yet indispensable step in the alphaherpesvirus infection is the engagement of host receptors by the viral envelope glycoprotein D (gD). Of the thus-far identified gD receptors, nectin-1 is likely the most effective in terms of its wide usage by multiple alphaherpesviruses for cell entry. The molecular basis of nectin-1 recognition by the gD protein is therefore an interesting scientific question in the alphaherpesvirus field. Previous studies focused on the herpes simplex virus (HSV) of the Simplexvirus genus, for which both the free gD structure and the gD/nectin-1 complex structure were reported at high resolutions...
May 19, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540728/sulfonation-disposition-of-acacetin-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Qisong Zhang, Lijun Zhu, Xia Gong, Yanjiao Ruan, Jia Yu, Huangyu Jiang, Ying Wang, Xiaoxiao Qi, Linlin Lu, Zhong Qiu Liu
Acacetin, an important component of acacia honey, exerts extensive therapeutic effects on many cancers. However, sulfonation disposition of acacetin has rarely been reported. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the sulfonation disposition of acacetin systematically. Results showed that acacetin-7-sulfate was the main metabolite mediated primarily by sulfotransferases (SULT) 1A1. Dog liver S9 presented the highest formation rate of acacetin-7-sulfate. Compared with that in wild-type Friend Virus B (FVB) mice, plasma exposure of acacetin-7-sulfate decreased significantly in multiple drug resistance protein 1 knockout (Mrp1-/-) mice, while increased evidently in breast cancer resistance protein knockout (Bcrp-/-) mice...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539607/characteristics-of-il-9-induced-by-schistosoma-japonicum-infection-in-c57bl-6-mouse-liver
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Lu Li, Hongyan Xie, Mei Wang, Jiale Qu, Hefei Cha, Quan Yang, Yuanfa Feng, Yanwei Qi, Huaina Qiu, Nuo Dong, Jun Huang
Liver granulomatous inflammation and fibrosis were the primary pathological changes observed during Schistosoma japonicum (S. japonicum) infection. In the present study, the characteristics of IL-9 were investigated in the liver of S. japonicum infection C57BL/6 mice. Immunofluorescence, qRT-PCR, and ELISA results demonstrated that the expression of IL-9 significantly increased after infection (P < 0.01). FACS results indicated that the peak of IL-9(+) Th9 cells in the liver mononuclear cells appeared at the early phase of infection (week 5), except that Th9 cells, CD8(+) Tc cells, NKT and γδT cells could secrete IL-9 in this model...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539280/-expression-of-fabp7-in-mouse-placenta-tissue-and-human-trophoblast-htr-8-svneo-cells
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Liu Tian, Hui-Qi Liao, Hui Yang, Ni Ma, Chang-Jun Zhang, Hong-Lu Diao
OBJECTIVE: To detect the expression of FABP7 in the placenta of pregnant mice and in HTR-8/Svneo cells. METHODS: Real-time PCR and immunofluorescence were used to detect FABP7 mRNA and protein expressions in the uterine and placental tissue of pregnant mice at different days of gestation. FABP7 expression was also detected in cultured HTR-8/Svneo cells using immunofluorescence assay. The mice were treated with E2, P4 or their combination for 6 and 24 h and Fabp7 mRNA level in the uterus was detected with real-time PCR...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539279/-monocarboxylate-transporter-1-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-breast-cancer-cells-to-3-bromopyruvate-in-vitro
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Qi-Xiang Li, Pei Zhang, Fang Liu, Xian-Zhi Wang, Lu Li, Zhong-Kun Wang, Chen-Chen Jiang, Hai-Lun Zheng, Hao Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of monocarboxylate transporter 1 (MCT1) in enhancing the sensitivity of breast cancer cells to 3-bromopyruvate (3-BrPA). METHODS: The inhibitory effect of 3-BrPA on the proliferation of breast cancer cells was assessed with MTT assay, and brominated propidium bromide single staining flow cytometry was used for detecting the cell apoptosis. An ELISA kit was used to detect the intracellular levels of hexokinase II, lactate dehydrogenase, lactate, and adenosine triphosphate, and Western blotting was performed to detect the expression of MCT1...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539264/op16-a-novel-ent-kaurene-diterpenoid-potentiates-the-antitumor-effect-of-rapamycin-by-inhibiting-rapamycin-induced-feedback-activation-of-akt-signaling-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Ke-Zheng Peng, Yu Ke, Qi Zhao, Fei Tian, Hong-Min Liu, Guiqin Hou, Zhaoming Lu
Hyperactivation of mTOR signaling pathway has been viewed as a significant molecular pathogenesis of cancer. However, inhibition of mTOR by rapamycin and its analogs could induce numerous negative feedback loops to attenuate their therapeutic efficacy. As a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, Rabdosia rubescens has been used to treat esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) for hundreds of years, and its major effective component is oridonin. Here we reported that OP16, a novel analog of oridonin, showed potent inhibition of cell proliferation and Akt phosphorylation in ESCC cells...
May 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537247/genomic-variation-associated-with-local-adaptation-of-weedy-rice-during-de-domestication
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Jie Qiu, Yongjun Zhou, Lingfeng Mao, Chuyu Ye, Weidi Wang, Jianping Zhang, Yongyi Yu, Fei Fu, Yunfei Wang, Feijian Qian, Ting Qi, Sanling Wu, Most Humaira Sultana, Ya-Nan Cao, Yu Wang, Michael P Timko, Song Ge, Longjiang Fan, Yongliang Lu
De-domestication is a unique evolutionary process by which domesticated crops are converted into 'wild predecessor like' forms. Weedy rice (Oryza sativa f. spontanea) is an excellent model to dissect the molecular processes underlying de-domestication. Here, we analyse the genomes of 155 weedy and 76 locally cultivated rice accessions from four representative regions in China that were sequenced to an average 18.2 × coverage. Phylogenetic and demographic analyses indicate that Chinese weedy rice was de-domesticated independently from cultivated rice and experienced a strong genetic bottleneck...
May 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535796/identification-of-eml4-alk-as-an-alternative-fusion-gene-in-epithelioid-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-sarcoma
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Quan Jiang, Han-Xing Tong, Ying-Yong Hou, Yong Zhang, Jing-Lei Li, Yu-Hong Zhou, Jing Xu, Jiong-Yuan Wang, Wei-Qi Lu
BACKGROUND: Known as solid tumors of intermediate malignant potential, most inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are treatable as long as the tumor is en-bloc resected. However, in some cases, the tumors have recurred and grown rapidly after successful surgery. Some of these tumors were classified as an epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcoma (EIMS). Most previously reported EIMSs have been caused by RANBP2-ALK fusion gene. We herein report an EIMS case caused by an EML4-ALK fusion gene...
May 23, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535556/feasibility-of-percutaneous-lumbar-discectomy-combined-with-percutaneous-cementoplasty-for-symptomatic-lumbar-disc-herniation-with-modic-type-i-endplate-changes
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Qing-Hua Tian, Ying-Ying Lu, Xi-Qi Sun, Tao Wang, Chun-Gen Wu, Ming-Hua Li, Sheng Cheng-Ying
BACKGROUND: Treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation with Modic type I endplate changes is complex and challenging, requiring systemic and local therapies which include conservative therapy, epidural infiltrations, percutaneous therapeutic techniques, and surgical options. The clinical management of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation involving Modic type I endplate changes is uniquely challenging because it requires alleviating pain caused by both the herniated disc and the endplate osteochondritis...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534961/disruption-of-serine-threonine-protein-phosphatase-5-inhibits-tumorigenesis-of-urinary-bladder-cancer-cells
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Ming Chen, Jian-Min Lv, Jian-Qing Ye, Xin-Gang Cui, Fa-Jun Qu, Lu Chen, Xi Liu, Xiu-Wu Pan, Lin Li, Hai Huang, Qi-Wei Yang, Jie Chen, Lin-Hui Wang, Yi Gao, Dan-Feng Xu
Serine/threonine protein phosphatase 5 (PPP5C) is a member of the protein serine/threonine phosphatase family and has been shown to participate in multiple signaling cascades and tumor progression. We found that PPP5C was highly expressed in bladder cancer tissues compared to normal urothelial tissues, and positively correlated to tumor stages through ONCOMINE microarray data mining. Knockdown of PPP5C via a lentivirus-mediated short hairpin RNA (shRNA) markedly inhibited cell proliferation and colony formation...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532825/growth-performance-reproductive-traits-and-offspring-survivability-of-genetically-modified-rams-overexpressing-toll-like-receptor-4
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Yu-Chang Yao, Hong-Bing Han, Xu-Ting Song, Shou-Long Deng, Yu-Feng Liu, Ming-Hai Lu, Yun-Hai Zhang, Mei-Yu Qi, Hai-Juan He, Su-Mei Wang, Guo-Shi Liu, Wu Li, Zheng-Xing Lian
Genetic modification provides a means to enhancing disease resistance in animals. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), a member of the TLR family, is critical for the recognition of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/endotoxin from Gram-negative bacteria by host immune cells, which initiates cell activation and subsequently triggers a proinflammatory response to the invading pathogens. In this study, the first generation of genetically modified (GM) sheep overexpressing TLR4 was produced by microinjection for better disease resistance...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532250/design-and-evaluation-of-mpeg-pla-micelles-functionalized-with-drug-interactive-domains-as-improved-drug-carriers-for-docetaxel-delivery
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Dingqing Qi, Feirong Gong, Xin Teng, Mingming Ma, Huijing Wen, Weihao Yuan, Yi Cheng, Chong Lu
Polymeric micelles are very attractive drug delivery systems for hydrophobic agents, owing to their readily tailorable chemical structure and ease for scale-up preparation. However, the intrinsic poor stability of drug-loaded micelles presents one of the major challenges for most micellar systems in the translation to clinical applications. In this study, a simple, well-defined, and easy-to-scale up 9-Fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl (Fmoc) and tert-butoxycarbonyl (Boc) containing lysine dendronized mPEG-PLA (mPEG-PLA-Lys(FB)2) micellar formulation was designed and prepared for docetaxel (DTX) delivery, in an effort to improve the stability of the micelles, and its physicochemical properties, pharmacokinetics, and anti-tumor efficacy against SKOV-3 ovarian cancer were evaluated...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532006/mitochondrial-targeted-fluorescent-probe-with-aie-characteristics-for-bioimaging
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Xiaodan Lu, Meirong Hou, Qi Xia, Chenggong Yan, Yikai Xu, Ruiyuan Liu
In this work, a new benzothiazole based mitochondrial tracker, Bth-Mito, is synthesized by with 2-benzothiazoleacetonitrile and 4-(diethylamino)-benzaldehyde. Bth-Mito is weakly fluorescent when dissolved in the good solvent but becomes highly emissive in poor solvents, showing a phenomenon of aggregation-induced emission. Bth-Mito shows the greatest potentials for bioimaging applications in view of low cytotoxicity and high photostability. Bth-Mito could penetrate cells to give stable green fluorescence, even after continuous irradiation, making it suitable candidate for time-lapse and long-term bioimaging application...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531200/discovery-of-micrornas-during-early-spermatogenesis-in-chicken
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Lu Xu, Qixin Guo, Guobin Chang, Lingling Qiu, Xiangping Liu, Yulin Bi, Yu Zhang, Hongzhi Wang, Wei Lu, Lichen Ren, Ying Chen, Yang Zhang, Qi Xu, Guohong Chen
Spermatogenesis is a complex process that involves many elements. However, until now, little is known at the molecular level about spermatogenesis in poultry. Here we investigated microRNAs and their target genes that may be involved in germ cell development and spermatogonial in chicken. We used next-generation sequencing to analyze miRNA expression profiles in three types of germline cells: primordial germ cells (PGCs), spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), and spermatogonia (Sp) during early stage of spermatogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529607/influence-of-cervical-node-necrosis-of-different-grades-on-the-prognosis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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Lu-Lu Zhang, Jia-Xiang Li, Guan-Qun Zhou, Ling-Long Tang, Jun Ma, Ai-Hua Lin, Zhen-Yu Qi, Ying Sun
Background: To analyze the prognostic value of cervical node necrosis (CNN) observed on pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Patients and Methods: The medical records of 1423 NPC patients with cervical node metastasis who underwent IMRT were retrospectively reviewed. Lymph nodes in the axial plane of pretreatment MRI were classified as follows: grade 0 CNN, no hypodense zones; grade 1 CNN, ≤33% areas showing hypodense zones; and grade 2, >33% areas showing hypodense zones...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528966/nampt-inhibitor-protects-ischemic-neuronal-injury-in-rat-brain-via-anti-neuroinflammation
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Chen-Xiang Chen, Jing Huang, Ga-Qi Tu, Jia-Tong Lu, Xian Xie, Bing Zhao, Ming Wu, Qiao-Juan Shi, San-Hua Fang, Er-Qing Wei, Wei-Ping Zhang, Yun-Bi Lu
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) is an important neuroprotective factor in cerebral ischemia, and it has been reported that NAMPT inhibitors can aggravate neuronal injury in the acute phase. However, because it is a cytokine, NAMPT participates in many inflammatory diseases in the peripheral system, and its inhibitors have therapeutic effects. Following cerebral ischemia, the peripheral and resident inflammatory and immune cells produce many pro-inflammatory mediators in the ischemic area, which induce neuroinflammation and impair the brain...
May 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527414/structural-characterization-and-discrimination-of-the-paris-polyphylla-var-yunnanensis-and-paris-vietnamensis-based-on-metabolite-profiling-analysis
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Li-Ping Kang, Yuan-Yuan Huang, Zhi-Lai Zhan, Da-Hui Liu, Hua-Sheng Peng, Tie-Gui Nan, Yuan Zhang, Qing-Xiu Hao, Jin-Fu Tang, Shou-Dong Zhu, Guang Yang, Lan-Ping Guo, Min Chen, Lu-Qi Huang
This study aimed to distinguish the rhizomes of Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis (Franch) Hand Mazz (PPY) and Paris veitnamensis (Takht.) H. Li (PV) using metabolomics-based ultra high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-fligh mass spectrometry (UHPLC/Q-TOF MS). First, the UHPLC/Q-TOF MS approach was optimized for metabolite profiling. Then, the MS data were processed using UNIFI™ combined with an in-house library to automatically characterize the metabolites. Based on the exact mass information, the fragmentation characteristics, and the retention time of compounds, and the fragmentation mechanism and retention behavior of steroidal glycosides in the references, the structures identified by UNIFI were further verified...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526602/palmitoyl-ascorbate-and-doxorubicin-co-encapsulated-liposome-for-synergistic-anticancer-therapy
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Yue Yang, Xiaoyu Lu, Qi Liu, Yu Dai, Xiaojie Zhu, Yanli Wen, Jiaqiu Xu, Yang Lu, Di Zhao, Xijing Chen, Ning Li
Combination therapy with two drugs and nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems are widely applied to reduce the adverse effects of traditional treatment by chemotherapeutic drugs. Palmitoyl ascorbate (PA) as a lipophilic derivative of ascorbic acid shows the advantages in cancer treatment. The aim of the study was to prepare a doxorubicin (DOX) and PA co-loaded liposome to synergistically treat tumor and effectively alleviate the toxicity caused by DOX. The effects were evaluated by in vitro and in vivo studies...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524828/relationships-of-inflammatory-factors-and-risk-factors-with-different-target-organ-damage-in-essential-hypertension-patients
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Chun-Lin Lai, Jin-Ping Xing, Xiao-Hong Liu, Jie Qi, Jian-Qiang Zhao, You-Rui Ji, Wu-Xiao Yang, Pu-Juan Yan, Chun-Yan Luo, Lu-Fang Ruan
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis (AS) is an inflammatory disease. Inflammation was considered to play a role in the whole process of AS. This study aimed to analyze the relationships of inflammatory factors and risk factors with different target organ damages (TOD) in essential hypertension (EH) patients and to explore its clinical significance. METHODS: A total of 294 EH patients were selected and divided into four groups according to their conditions of TOD. Forty-eight healthy subjects were selected as control...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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