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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166611/ccr5-directs-the-mobilization-of-cd11b-gr1-ly6c-low-polymorphonuclear-myeloid-cells-from-the-bone-marrow-to-the-blood-to-support-tumor-development
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Elias Hawila, Hila Razon, Gizi Wildbaum, Carolin Blattner, Yair Sapir, Yuval Shaked, Viktor Umansky, Nathan Karin
Cells of hematopoietic origin can be subdivided into cells of the lymphoid lineage and those of the myeloid lineage, among which are myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). The MDSCs can be further divided into CD11b(+)Ly6G(-)Ly6C(hi) monocytic (Mo) MDSCs and CD11b(+)Ly6G(+)Ly6C(low) polymorphonuclear (PMN) MDSCs. Both subtypes support tumor growth and suppress anti-tumor immunity. Their accumulation at the tumor site includes mobilization from the bone marrow to the blood followed by colonization at the tumor site...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166600/dopamine-receptor-damb-signals-via-gq-to-mediate-forgetting-in-drosophila
#2
Sophie Himmelreich, Ikuo Masuho, Jacob A Berry, Courtney MacMullen, Nickolas K Skamangas, Kirill A Martemyanov, Ronald L Davis
Prior studies have shown that aversive olfactory memory is acquired by dopamine acting on a specific receptor, dDA1, expressed by mushroom body neurons. Active forgetting is mediated by dopamine acting on another receptor, Damb, expressed by the same neurons. Surprisingly, prior studies have shown that both receptors stimulate cyclic AMP (cAMP) accumulation, presenting an enigma of how mushroom body neurons distinguish between acquisition and forgetting signals. Here, we surveyed the spectrum of G protein coupling of dDA1 and Damb, and we confirmed that both receptors can couple to Gs to stimulate cAMP synthesis...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166591/a-cd103-conventional-dendritic-cell-surveillance-system-prevents-development-of-overt-heart-failure-during-subclinical-viral-myocarditis
#3
Xavier Clemente-Casares, Siyavash Hosseinzadeh, Iulia Barbu, Sarah A Dick, Jillian A Macklin, Yiming Wang, Abdul Momen, Crystal Kantores, Laura Aronoff, Maylis Farno, Tiffany M Lucas, Joan Avery, Dorrin Zarrin-Khat, Heidi J Elsaesser, Babak Razani, Kory J Lavine, Mansoor Husain, David G Brooks, Clinton S Robbins, Myron Cybulsky, Slava Epelman
Innate and adaptive immune cells modulate heart failure pathogenesis during viral myocarditis, yet their identities and functions remain poorly defined. We utilized a combination of genetic fate mapping, parabiotic, transcriptional, and functional analyses and demonstrated that the heart contained two major conventional dendritic cell (cDC) subsets, CD103(+) and CD11b(+), which differentially relied on local proliferation and precursor recruitment to maintain their tissue residency. Following viral infection of the myocardium, cDCs accumulated in the heart coincident with monocyte infiltration and loss of resident reparative embryonic-derived cardiac macrophages...
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166372/placental-lipid-processing-in-response-to-a-maternal-high-fat-diet-and-diabetes-in-rats
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Eli J Louwagie, Tricia D Larsen, Angela L Wachal, Michelle L Baack
BACKGROUND: Diabetes and obesity during pregnancy impact the health of both mothers and developing babies. Prevention focuses on glycemic control, but increasing evidence implicates a role for lipids. Using a rat model, we showed that a maternal high-fat (HF) diet, increased perinatal morbidity and mortality, but lipid processing across the maternal-placental-fetal triad remained unstudied. We hypothesized that HF diet would disrupt placental lipid processing to exaggerate fuel-mediated consequences of diabetic pregnancy...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166241/two-classes-of-secreted-synaptic-organizers-in-the-central-nervous-system
#5
Michisuke Yuzaki
Research in the last two decades has identified many synaptic organizers in the central nervous system that directly regulate the assembly of preand/ or postsynaptic molecules, such as synaptic vesicles, active zone proteins, and neurotransmitter receptors. They are classified into secreted factors and cell adhesion molecules, such as neurexins and neuroligins. Certain secreted factors are termed extracellular scaffolding proteins (ESPs) because they are components of the synaptic extracellular matrix and serve as a scaffold at the synaptic cleft...
November 20, 2017: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166111/effective-interactions-between-inclusions-in-an-active-bath
#6
Mahdi Zaeifi Yamchi, Ali Naji
We study effective two- and three-body interactions between non-active colloidal inclusions in an active bath of chiral or non-chiral particles, using Brownian dynamics simulations within a standard, two-dimensional model of disk-shaped inclusions and active particles. In a non-chiral active bath, we first corroborate previous findings on effective two-body repulsion mediated between the inclusions by elucidating the detailed non-monotonic features of the two-body force profiles, including a primary maximum and a secondary hump at larger separations that was not previously reported...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165995/magnetic-particle-imaging-for-highly-sensitive-quantitative-and-safe-in-vivo-gut-bleed-detection-in-a-murine-model
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Elaine Y Yu, Prashant Chandrasekharan, Ran Berzon, Zhi Wei Tay, Xinyi Y Zhou, Amit P Khandhar, R Matthew Ferguson, Scott J Kemp, Bo Zheng, Patrick W Goodwill, Michael F Wendland, Kannan M Krishnan, Spencer Behr, Jonathan Carter, Steven M Conolly
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding causes more than 300,000 hospitalizations per year in the United States. Imaging plays a crucial role in accurately locating the source of the bleed for timely intervention. Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging clinically translatable imaging modality that images superparamagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) tracers with extraordinary contrast and sensitivity. This linearly quantitative modality has zero background tissue signal and zero signal depth attenuation. MPI is also safe: there is zero ionizing radiation exposure to the patient and clinically approved tracers can be used with MPI...
November 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165912/reproducibility-of-radioactive-iodine-uptake-raiu-measurements
#8
Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Patrick Martineau, Ran Klein, Matthew Henderson, Lionel S Zuckier
BACKGROUND: Measurement of radioactive iodine uptake (RAIU) is an important aspect of the assessment and treatment of patients with hyperthyroidism. Its uncertainty affects how much of a true change in RAIU can be detected as well as appropriateness of the therapy dosage upon which it is based. In this study, a method of estimating the reproducibility and least significant change (LSC) values for RAIU measurements, and the implications of the values observed are discussed, with emphasis on application to quality assurance initiatives...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165876/effect-of-gamma-irradiation-on-dynamics-of-charge-exchange-processes-between-single-trap-and-nanowire-channel
#9
Ihor Zadorozhnyi, Jing Li, Sergii Pud, Hanna Hlukhova, Volodymyr Handziuk, Yurii Kutovyi, Mykhailo Petrychuk, Svetlana Vitusevich
In the present study, transport properties and single trap phenomena in silicon nanowire (NW) field-effect transistors (FETs) are reported. The dynamic behavior of drain current in NW FETs studied before and after gamma radiation treatment deviates from the predictions of the Shockley-Read-Hall model and is explained by the concept taking into account an additional energy barrier in the accumulation regime. It is revealed that dynamics of charge exchange processes between single trap and nanowire channel strongly depend on gamma radiation treatment...
November 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165875/4%C3%AE-hydroxywithanolide-e-selectively-induces-oxidative-dna-damage-for-selective-killing-of-oral-cancer-cells
#10
Jen-Yang Tang, Hurng-Wern Huang, Hui-Ru Wang, Ya-Ching Chan, Jo-Wen Haung, Chih-Wen Shu, Yang-Chang Wu, Hsueh-Wei Chang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) induction had been previously reported in 4β-hydroxywithanolide (4βHWE)-induced selective killing of oral cancer cells, but the mechanism involving ROS and the DNA damage effect remain unclear. This study explores the role of ROS and oxidative DNA damage of 4βHWE in the selective killing of oral cancer cells. Changes in cell viability, morphology, ROS, DNA double strand break (DSB) signaling (γH2AX foci in immunofluorescence and DSB signaling in western blotting), and oxidative DNA damage (8-oxo-2'deoxyguanosine [8-oxodG]) were detected in 4βHWE-treated oral cancer (Ca9-22) and/or normal (HGF-1) cells...
November 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165814/reverse-effect-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-l-juice-and-seeds-aqueous-extract-on-gastric-emptying-and-small-bowel-motility-in-rat
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Kaïs Rtibi, Slimen Selmi, Khouloud Saidani, Dhekra Grami, Mohamed Amri, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
This study was conducted to compare the effects of juice and seeds on gastric emptying, small-bowel motility and intestinal ion transport. Separate groups of rats were randomized to receive NaCl, increasing doses of juice (5, 10, and 20 mL/kg, b.w.) or seeds aqueous extract (100, 200, and 400 mg/kg, b.w.). Simultaneously, two other groups were received, the reference drugs; clonidine (1 mg/kg) and yohimbine (2 mg/kg). The charcoal meal was used as a suspension for gastrointestinal motility test. The purgative action of juice was confirmed using the loperamide (5 mg/kg, p...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165735/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-within-the-reference-range-is-associated-with-visceral-adiposity-index-and-lipid-accumulation-product-a-population-based-study-of-spect-china
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Yi Chen, Yingchao Chen, Ningjian Wang, Chi Chen, Xiaomin Nie, Qin Li, Bing Han, Yingli Lu
Few studies about the relationship of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level with visceral adiposity index (VAI) and lipid accumulation product (LAP) in large Chinese population are available. The aim of this study was to explore whether TSH level within the reference range was associated with these two newer reliable cardiovascular risk factors. The data were obtained from a cross-sectional study (SPECT-China study, 2014-2015), which was based on the population. Participants underwent several checkups, which included anthropometric parameters, blood pressure, TSH levels, and glucose and lipid profiles...
November 17, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165715/virus-induced-silencing-of-key-genes-leads-to-differential-impact-on-withanolide-biosynthesis-in-medicinal-plant-withania-somnifera
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Aditya Vikram Agarwal, Deeksha Singh, Yogeshwar Vikram Dhar, Rahul Michael, Parul Gupta, Deepak Chandra, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi
Withanolides are a collection of naturally occurring, pharmacologically active, secondary metabolites synthesised in medicinally important plant, Withania somnifera. These bioactive molecules are C28-steroidal lactone triterpenoids and their synthesis is proposed to take place via the mevalonate (MVA) and 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol-4-phosphate (MEP) pathways through the sterol pathway using 24-methylene cholesterol as substrate flux. Although the phytochemical profiles as well as pharmaceutical activities of Withania extracts have been well studied, limited genomic information and difficult genetic transformation have been major bottleneck towards understanding the participation of specific genes in withanolide biosynthesis...
November 20, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165698/nuclear-mrna-degradation-tunes-the-gain-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Debasish Sarkar, Sunirmal Paira, Biswadip Das
Unfolded protein response (UPR) is triggered by the accumulation of unfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which is accomplished by a dramatic induction of genes encoding ER chaperones. Activation of these genes involves their rapid transcription by Hac1p, encoded by the HAC1 precursor transcript harboring an intron and a bipartite element (3'-BE) in the 3'-UTR. ER stress facilitates intracellular targeting and recruitment of HAC1 pre-mRNA to Ire1p foci (requiring 3'-BE), leading to its non-spliceosomal splicing mediated by Ire1p/Rlg1p...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165498/tomographic-magnetic-particle-imaging-of-cancer-targeted-nanoparticles
#15
Hamed Arami, Eric Teeman, Alyssa Troksa, Haydin Bradshaw, Katayoun Saatchi, Asahi Tomitaka, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Urs O Häfeli, Denny Liggitt, Kannan M Krishnan
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging, whole body biomedical imaging technique, with sub-millimeter spatial resolution and high sensitivity to a biocompatible contrast agent consisting of an iron oxide nanoparticle core and a biofunctionalized shell. Successful application of MPI for imaging of cancer depends on the nanoparticles (NPs) accumulating at tumors at sufficient levels relative to other sites. NPs' physiochemical properties such as size, crystallographic structure and uniformity, surface coating, stability, blood circulation time and magnetization determine the efficacy of their tumor accumulation and MPI signal generation...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165472/intracellular-delivery-of-more-than-one-protein-with-spatio-temporal-control
#16
Miguel M Lino, Susana Simões, Sónia Pinho, Lino Ferreira
Transient, non-integrative modulation of cell function by intracellular delivery of proteins has high potential in cellular reprogramming, gene editing and therapeutic medicine applications. Unfortunately, the capacity to deliver multiple proteins intracellularly with temporal and spatial control has not been demonstrated. Here, we report a near infrared (NIR) laser-activatable nanomaterial that allows for precise control over the release of two proteins from a single nanomaterial. The nanomaterial is formed by gold nanorods (AuNRs) modified with single stranded DNA (ssDNA) to which complementary DNA-conjugated proteins are hybridized...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165426/the-mitochondrial-upr-mechanisms-physiological-functions-and-implications-in-ageing
#17
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Tomer Shpilka, Cole M Haynes
Mitochondrial function declines during ageing owing to the accumulation of deleterious mitochondrial genomes and damage resulting from the localized generation of reactive oxygen species, both of which are often exacerbated in diseases such as Parkinson disease. Cells have several mechanisms to assess mitochondrial function and activate a transcriptional response known as the mitochondrial unfolded protein response (UPR(mt)) when mitochondrial integrity and function are impaired. The UPR(mt) promotes cell survival and the recovery of the mitochondrial network to ensure optimal cellular function...
November 22, 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165377/a-novel-3d-pedestrian-navigation-method-for-a-multiple-sensors-based-foot-mounted-inertial-system
#18
Wei Yang, Chundi Xiu, Jianmin Zhang, Dongkai Yang
In this paper, we present a novel method for 3D pedestrian navigation of foot-mounted inertial systems by integrating a MEMS-IMU, barometer, and permanent magnet. Zero-velocity update (ZUPT) is a well-known algorithm to eliminate the accumulated error of foot-mounted inertial systems. However, the ZUPT stance phase detector using acceleration and angular rate is threshold-based, which may cause incorrect stance phase estimation in the running gait pattern. A permanent magnet-based ZUPT detector is introduced to solve this problem...
November 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165364/the-rosiglitazone-like-effects-of-vitexilactone-a-constituent-from-vitex-trifolia-l-in-3t3-l1-preadipocytes
#19
Atsuyoshi Nishina, Masaya Itagaki, Daisuke Sato, Hirokazu Kimura, Yasuaki Hirai, Nyunt Phay, Makoto Makishima
The increased number of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) has become a worldwide problem, and insulin sensitizers such as thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are used as therapeutic agents. We found that extracts of Vitex trifolia L. (V. trifolia), a medicinal plant from Myanmar, induced adipogenesis similar to rosiglitazone (ROS), which is a TZD, in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. In the present study, we attempted to isolate from V. trifolia those compounds that showed ROS-like effects. Among the extracts of hexane, ethyl acetate, and methanol obtained from V...
November 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165115/effects-of-gaps-in-priorities-between-ideal-and-real-lives-on-psychological-burnout-among-academic-faculty-members-at-a-medical-university-in-japan-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Yuki Chatani, Kyoko Nomura, Saki Horie, Keisuke Takemoto, Masumi Takeuchi, Yukifumi Sasamori, Shinichi Takenoshita, Aya Murakami, Haruko Hiraike, Hiroko Okinaga, Derek Smith
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence from medical workforce research indicates that poor work/life balance and increased work/home conflict induce psychological distress. In this study we aim to examine the existence of a priority gap between ideal and real lives, and its association with psychological burnout among academic professionals. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey, conducted in 2014, included faculty members (228 men, 102 women) at a single medical university in Tokyo, Japan...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
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