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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458149/age-dependent-oxidation-of-extracellular-cysteine-cystine-redox-state-e-h-cys-cyss-in-mouse-lung-fibroblasts-is-mediated-by-a-decline-in-slc7a11-expression
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Yuxuan Zheng, Jeffrey D Ritzenthaler, Tom J Burke, Javier Otero, Jesse Roman, Walter H Watson
Aging is associated with progressive oxidation of the extracellular environment. The redox state of human plasma, defined by the concentrations of cysteine (Cys) and cystine (CySS), becomes more oxidized as we age. Recently, we showed that fibroblasts isolated from the lungs of young and old mice retain this differential phenotype; old cells produce and maintain a more oxidizing extracellular redox potential (Eh (Cys/CySS)) than young cells. Microarray analysis identified down-regulation of Slc7a11, the light subunit of the CySS/glutamate transporter, as a potential mediator of age-related oxidation in these cells...
February 16, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458137/bisphenol-a-alters-oocyte-maturation-by-prematurely-closing-gap-junctions-in-the-cumulus-cell-oocyte-complex
#2
Deyanira Guadalupe Acuña-Hernández, Laura Arreola-Mendoza, Ramsés Santacruz-Márquez, Sihomara Patricia García-Zepeda, Lyda Yuliana Parra-Forero, Jesús Alberto Olivares-Reyes, Isabel Hernández-Ochoa
In ovarian follicles, cumulus cells communicate with the oocyte through gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC), to nurture the oocyte and control its meiosis arrest and division. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a monomer found in polycarbonate-made containers that can induce functional alterations, including impaired oocyte meiotic division and reduced molecule transfer in GJIC. However, how BPA alters oocyte meiotic division is unclear. We investigated whether BPA effects on oocyte meiotic division were correlated with reduced transfer in GJIC...
February 16, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458119/the-function-of-hla-b-13-01-involved-in-the-pathomechanism-of-dapsone-induced-severe-cutaneous-adverse-reactions
#3
Wei-Ti Chen, Chuang-Wei Wang, Chun-Wei Lu, Chun-Bing Chen, Hua-En Lee, Shuen-Iu Hung, Siew-Eng Choon, Chih-Hsun Yang, Ming-Tsan Liu, Ting Jui Chen, Wen-Lang Fan, Shih-Chi Su, Yang Yu-Wei Lin, Ya-Ching Chang, Wen-Hung Chung
Dapsone-induced hypersensitivity reactions may cause severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCAR), such as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS). It has been reported that HLA-B*13:01 is strongly associated with dapsone-induced hypersensitivity reactions among leprosy patients. However, the phenotype specificity and detailed immune mechanism of HLA-B*13:01 remains unclear. We investigated the genetic predisposition, HLA-B*13:01 function, and cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) involved in pathogenesis of dapsone-SCAR...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458086/characterization-of-uniaxial-high-speed-stretch-as-an-in-vitro-model-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-on-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Hector Rosas-Hernandez, Elvis Cuevas, Claudia Escudero-Lourdes, Susan M Lantz, Nasya M Sturdivant, Syed Z Imam, Sumit Sarkar, William Slikker, Merle G Paule, Kartik Balachandran, Syed F Ali
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when external mechanical forces induce brain damage as result of impact, penetration or rapid acceleration/deceleration that causes deformation of brain tissue. Depending on its severity, TBI can be classified as mild, moderate or severe and can lead to blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of uniaxial high-speed stretch (HSS) at 0, 5, 10 and 15% on a pure culture of primary rat brain endothelial cells as an in vitro model of TBI to the BBB...
February 16, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458077/reciprocal-regulation-of-the-cadherin-11-stat3-axis-by-caveolin-1-in-mouse-fibroblasts-and-lung-carcinoma-cells
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M Geletu, R Mohan, R Arulanandam, A Berger-Becvar, I R Nabi, P T Gunning, L Raptis
Caveolin-1 (Cav1) is an integral plasma membrane protein and a complex regulator of signal transduction. The Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-3 (Stat3) is activated by a number of receptor and non-receptor tyrosine kinases and is positively implicated in cancer. Despite extensive efforts, the relationship between Cav1 and Stat3 has been a matter of controversy. We previously demonstrated that engagement of E- or N-cadherin or cadherin-11 cell to cell adhesion molecules, as occurs with confluence of cultured cells, triggers a dramatic increase in the levels of tyr705 phosphorylated ie activated Stat3, by a mechanism requiring the cRac1 small GTPase...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458025/cell-model-for-the-identification-and-characterization-of-prion-like-components-from-alzheimer-brain-tissue
#6
Daniel Markx, Cornelia Loos, Stephanie Claus, Christian Haupt, Christian Mawrin, Marcus Fändrich
Intracerebral injection of brain extracts from Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients into appropriate mouse models was previously found to drastically accelerate the deposition of Aβ amyloid in the recipient animals indicating a prion-like activity. In this study we show that this prion-like activity can be also identified by using a cell culture model of Aβ plaque formation. Analysis of biochemical fractions of AD brain extract indicate that the seeding-activity correlated with the presence of Aβ peptide and Aβ-derived aggregates...
February 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458011/inflammatory-cytokines-induce-podoplanin-expression-at-the-tumor-invasive-front
#7
Akiko Kunita, Vanessa Baeriswyl, Claudia Meda, Erik Cabuy, Kimiko Takeshita, Enrico Giraudo, Andreas Wicki, Masashi Fukayama, Gerhard Christofori
Tumor invasion is a critical first step in the organismic dissemination of cancer cells and the formation of metastasis in distant organs, the most important prognostic factor and the actual cause of death in most of the cancer patients. We report here that the cell surface protein podoplanin (PDPN), a potent inducer of cancer cell invasion, is conspicuously expressed by the invasive front of squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the cervix in patients and in the transgenic HPV/E2 mouse model of cervical cancer...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458007/a-genomically-characterized-collection-of-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-xenografts-for-preclinical-testing
#8
Paulina Cybulska, Jocelyn M Stewart, Azin Sayad, Carl Virtanen, Patricia A Shaw, Blaise Clarke, Natalie Stickle, Marcus Q Bernardini, Benjamin G Neel
High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality from gynecologic malignancy. Overall survival remains low, due to the nearly ubiquitous emergence of platinum-resistance and the paucity of effective next-line treatments. Current cell culture-based models show limited similarity to HGSC and are therefore unreliable predictive models for pre-clinical evaluation of investigational drugs. This deficiency could help explain the low overall rate of successful drug development and the decades of largely unchanged approaches to HGSC treatment...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457853/mesenchymal-epithelial-transition-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-at-perineural-invasion-sites-is-induced-by-schwann-cells
#9
Yoko Fujii-Nishimura, Ken Yamazaki, Yohei Masugi, Junya Douguchi, Yutaka Kurebayashi, Naoto Kubota, Hidenori Ojima, Minoru Kitago, Masahiro Shinoda, Akinori Hashiguchi, Michiie Sakamoto
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) promotes invasion and metastasis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, the importance of its reverse process, mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET), for PDAC remains unclear. We aimed to characterize the histological finding "focal differentiation" in PDAC at perineural invasion sites in the context of MET and to investigate the role of Schwann cells in inducing tumor MET. Tumor differentiation and immunohistochemical expressions of E-cadherin, SMAD3, and vimentin at perineural invasion sites were examined in 168 PDAC tissues...
February 19, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457847/preconditioning-with-low-level-laser-irradiation-enhances-the-therapeutic-potential-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-photoaged-skin
#10
Xuan Liao, Sheng-Hong Li, Guang-Hui Xie, Shan Xie, Li-Ling Xiao, Jian-Xing Song, Hong-Wei Liu
The present study was conducted to explore the therapeutic potential of human adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) irradiated with a low level laser (LLL). Cultured ADSCs were treated with 650-nm GaAlAs laser irradiation at 2, 4, and 8 J/cm2 . Cell proliferation was quantified by MTT assays, cytokine secretion was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, and adipogenic differentiation was examined by oil red O staining. Additionally, the expression profiles of putative ADSC surface markers were analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR...
February 19, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457837/improved-wound-remodeling-correlates-with-modulated-tgf-beta-expression-in-skin-diabetic-wounds-following-combined-red-and-infrared-photobiomodulation-treatments
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Reza Fekrazad, Arash Sarrafzadeh, Katayoun Am Kalhori, Imran Khan, Praveen R Arany, Alessio Giubellino
Diabetic wounds are a major cause of morbidity among patients with poorly controlled blood glucose levels. Conventional empirical wound care strategies have shown limited efficacy and there is an urgent need to develop novel therapeutic strategies. Photobiomodulation treatments have shown a positive therapeutic effects in several cell culture and animal models. In this study, we examined wound healing in diabetic rats following treatments with two laser wavelengths, namely red (660nm) and infrared (808nm) individually and in combination as compared to routine wound dressings...
February 19, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457790/cd163-macrophages-promote-angiogenesis-and-vascular-permeability-accompanied-by-inflammation-in-atherosclerosis
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Liang Guo, Hirokuni Akahori, Emanuel Harari, Samantha L Smith, Rohini Polavarapu, Vinit Karmali, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Rachel L Gannon, Ryan E Braumann, Megan H Dickinson, Anuj Gupta, Audrey L Jenkins, Michael J Lipinski, Johoon Kim, Peter Chhour, Paul S de Vries, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Robert Kutys, Hiroyoshi Mori, Matthew D Kutyna, Sho Torii, Atsushi Sakamoto, Cheol Ung Choi, Qi Cheng, Megan L Grove, Mariem A Sawan, Yin Zhang, Yihai Cao, Frank D Kolodgie, David P Cormode, Dan E Arking, Eric Boerwinkle, Alanna C Morrison, Jeanette Erdmann, Nona Sotoodehnia, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
Intake of hemoglobin by the hemoglobin-haptoglobin receptor CD163 leads to a distinct alternative non-foam cell antiinflammatory macrophage phenotype that was previously considered atheroprotective. Here, we reveal an unexpected but important pathogenic role for these macrophages in atherosclerosis. Using human atherosclerotic samples, cultured cells, and a mouse model of advanced atherosclerosis, we investigated the role of intraplaque hemorrhage on macrophage function with respect to angiogenesis, vascular permeability, inflammation, and plaque progression...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457686/viable-but-non-culturable-and-persistence-describe-the-same-bacterial-stress-state
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Jun-Seob Kim, Nityananda Chowdhury, Ryota Yamasaki, Thomas K Wood
Bacteria are often thought of as having two dormant phenotypes: the viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state and the persister state. Here we investigate the relatedness of the two stress-induced phenotypes at the single-cell level and examine cell morphology and quantify cell resuscitation. Using the classic starvation conditions to create VBNC cells, we found that the majority of the remaining Escherichia coli population are spherical, have empty cytosol, and fail to resuscitate; however, some of the spherical cells resuscitate immediately (most probably those with dense cytosol)...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457630/combination-drug-delivery-via-multilamellar-vesicles-enables-targeting-of-tumor-cells-and-tumor-vasculature
#14
Yarong Liu, Yu Jeong Kim, Natnaree Siriwon, Jennifer A Rohrs, Zhiqiang Yu, Pin Wang
Blood vessel development is critical for the continued growth and progression of solid tumors and, therefore, makes an attractive target for improving cancer therapy. Indeed, vascular-targeted therapies have been extensively explored but they have shown minimal efficacy as monotherapies. Combretastatin A4 (CA-4) is a tubulin-binding vascular disrupting agent that selectively targets the established tumor endothelium, causing rapid vascular beak down. Despite its potent anticancer potential, the drug has dose-limiting side effects, particularly in the form of cardiovascular toxicity...
February 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457597/injectable-collagen-rgd-systems-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
#15
Fu-Chen Kung
Imbalance crosslink density and polymer concentration gradient is formed within the traditional alginate hydrogel using calcium chloride as a crosslinking agent in external gelation for instantaneously process. In this studying, type I collagen (Col I) blended calcium salt form of poly(γ-glutamic acid) (γCaPGA) was mixing with RGD-modified alginate with convenient gelation process and suitable for practical use. The hydrophilicity of the resulting hydrogels was evaluated through swelling tests, water retention capacity tests, and water vapor permeation tests...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457591/effects-of-polycaprolactone-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-scaffolds-on-enhancing-growth-and-differentiation-of-osteoblasts
#16
Nuttawut Thuaksuban, Naruporn Monmaturapoj, Thunmaruk Luntheng
BACKGROUND: Polycaprolactone (PCL)-biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) scaffolds fabricated using Melt-Stretching and Compression Molding (MSCM) can release calcium and phosphate ions, which are essential for bone formation. OBJECTIVE: Responses of the osteoblasts seeded on three groups of scaffolds including group A; PCL-20% BCP (%wt), group B; PCL-30% BCP and group C (control); pure PCL (100% PCL) were evaluated. METHODS: The cell-scaffold constructs were made by seeding osteoblast cell lines at 1×105 cells/scaffold...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457534/comparing-hydrogels-for-human-nucleus-pulposus-cell-regeneration-role-of-osmolarity-during-expansion
#17
Anita Krouwels, Ferry Melchels, Mattie H P Van Rijen, F Cumhur Oner, Wouter Dhert, M Tryfonidou, Laura Creemers
Hydrogels can facilitate nucleus pulposus regeneration, either for clinical application or research into mechanisms of regeneration. However, many different hydrogels and culture conditions for human degenerated nucleus pulposus (NP) have been employed, making literature data difficult to compare. Therefore, we compared six different hydrogels of natural polymers and investigated the role of serum in the medium and of osmolarity during expansion or redifferentation in an attempt to provide comparators for future studies...
February 17, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457462/determination-of-site-specific-phosphorylation-ratios-in-proteins-with-targeted-mass-spectrometry
#18
Lennard J M Dekker, Lona Zeneyedpour, Sandor Snoeijers, Jos Joore, Sieger Leenstra, Theo M Luider
We show that parallel reaction monitoring (PRM) can be used for exact quantification of phosphorylation ratios of proteins using stable isotope labelled peptides. We have compared two different PRM approaches on a digest of a U87 cell culture, namely direct-PRM (tryptic digest measured by PRM without any further sample preparation) and TiO2-PRM (tryptic digest enriched with TiO2 cartridges, followed by PRM measurement); these approaches are compared for the following phosphorylation sites: Neuroblast differentiation-associated protein (AHNAK S5480-p), Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type II subunit delta (CAMK2D T337-p) and Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR S1166-p)...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457460/stressful-surfaces-cell-metabolism-on-a-poorly-adhesive-substrate
#19
Richard L Surmaitis, Carlos J Arias, Joseph B Schlenoff
The adhesion and proliferation of cells are exquisitely sensitive to the nature of the surface to which they attach. Aside from cell counting, cell "health" on surfaces is typically established by measuring the metabolic rate with dyes that participate in the metabolic pathway or using "live/dead" assays with combinations of membrane permeable/impermeable dyes. The binary information gleaned from these tests-whether cells are attached or not, and whether they are living or dead-provides an incomplete picture of cell health...
February 19, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457374/proteasomal-function-is-impaired-in-human-osteoarthritic-chondrocytes-and-this-can-contribute-to-decreased-sox9-and-aggrecan
#20
Ramon L Serrano, Liang-Yu Chen, Martin K Lotz, Ru Liu-Bryan, Robert Terkeltaub
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes have impaired autophagy, one arm of the proteostasis network that coordinates proteome and organelle quality control and degradation. Deficient proteostasis impacts differentiation and viability, and inflammatory processes in aging and disease. Studying OA chondrocytes, we assessed ubiquitin proteasome system proteasomal function. METHODS: We evaluated human knee cartilages by immunohistochemistry, and assessed proteasomal function, levels of proteasomal core subunits and chaperones, and autophagy in cultured chondrocytes...
February 18, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
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