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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340084/crispr-cas9-hdr-system-enhances-aqp1-gene-expression
#1
Zhimin Wang, Yaohe Wang, Songling Wang, Li-Rong Zhang, Na Zhang, Zhenguo Cheng, Qingshi Liu, Kelly J Shields, Baoli Hu, Michael J Passineau
Ionizing radiation (IR) isthe primarytherapeutic tool to treat patients with cancerous lesions located in the head and neck. In many patients, IR results in irreversible and severe salivary gland dysfunction or xerostomia. Currently there are no effective treatment options to reduce the effects of xerostomia. More recently, salivary gland gene therapy utilizing the water-specific protein aquaporin 1 (AQP1) has been of great interest to potentially correct salivary dysfunction. In this study, we used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing along with the endogenous promoter of AQP1 within theHEK293 and MDCK cell lines...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339316/diagnosis-and-management-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-an-update
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REVIEW
Alice Bruscolini, Marta Sacchetti, Maurizio La Cava, Magda Gharbiya, Massimo Ralli, Alessandro Lambiase, Armando de Virgilio, Antonio Greco
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are a group of autoimmune conditions characterized by inflammatory involvement of the optic nerve, spinal cord and central nervous system. Novel evidence showed a key role of autoantibodies against aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4 IgG) in the pathogenesis of NMOSD and, recently, new classification and diagnostic criteria have been adopted to facilitate an earlier identification and improve the management of these conditions. Diagnosis of NMOSD is currently based on clinical, neuroimaging and laboratory features...
January 12, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338771/regulation-of-aquaporins-in-plants-under-stress
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REVIEW
Ranganathan Kapilan, Maryam Vaziri, Janusz J Zwiazek
Aquaporins (AQP) are channel proteins belonging to the Major Intrinsic Protein (MIP) superfamily that play an important role in plant water relations. The main role of aquaporins in plants is transport of water and other small neutral molecules across cellular biological membranes. AQPs have remarkable features to provide an efficient and often, specific water flow and enable them to transport water into and out of the cells along the water potential gradient. Plant AQPs are classified into five main subfamilies including the plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIPs), tonoplast intrinsic proteins (TIPs), nodulin 26 like intrinsic proteins (NIPs), small basic intrinsic proteins (SIPs) and X intrinsic proteins (XIPs)...
January 16, 2018: Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337869/aquaporin-expression-and-water-transport-pathways-inside-leaves-are-affected-by-nitrogen-supply-through-transpiration-in-rice-plants
#4
Lei Ding, Yingrui Li, Limin Gao, Zhifeng Lu, Min Wang, Ning Ling, Qirong Shen, Shiwei Guo
The photosynthetic rate increases under high-N supply, resulting in a large CO₂ transport conductance in mesophyll cells. It is less known that water movement is affected by nitrogen supply in leaves. This study investigated whether the expression of aquaporin and water transport were affected by low-N (0.7 mM) and high-N (7 mM) concentrations in the hydroponic culture of four rice varieties: (1) Shanyou 63 (SY63), a hybrid variant of the indica species; (2) Yangdao 6 (YD6), a variant of indica species; (3) Zhendao 11 (ZD11), a hybrid variant of japonica species; and (4) Jiuyou 418 (JY418), another hybrid of the japonica species...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335859/arginine-vasopressin-aquaporin-2-pathway-mediated-dehydration-effects-of-electroacupuncture-in-guinea-pig-model-of-avp-induced-endolymphatic-hydrops
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Li-Yuan Jiang, Jiao-Jun He, Xi-Xi Chen, Xue-Jiao Sun, Xue-Zhong Wang, Shan Zhong, Hua-de Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on endolymphatic hydrops (EH) and the regulation of arginine vasopressin (AVP)-aquaporin-2 (AQP2) pathway in guinea pigs. METHODS: EH was induced in male guinea pigs by an intraperitoneal injection of AVP. For the treatment, EA was delivered to Baihui (GV 20) and Tinggong (SI 19) acupoints, once per day for 10 consecutive days. In histomorphological studies, cochlear hydrops degree was evaluated by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining, and then the ratio of scala media (SM) area to SM + scala vestibuli (SV) area (R value) was calculated...
January 15, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329394/analysis-of-the%C3%A2-aedes-albopictus%C3%A2-c6-36-genome-provides-insight-into-cell-line-utility-for-viral-propagation
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Jason R Miller, Sergey Koren, Kari A Dilley, Vinita Puri, David M Brown, Derek M Harkins, Françoise Thibaud-Nissen, Benjamin Rosen, Xiao-Guang Chen, Zhijian Tu, Igor V Sharakhov, Maria V Sharakhova, Robert Sebra, Timothy B Stockwell, Nicholas H Bergman, Granger G Sutton, Adam M Phillippy, Peter M Piermarini, Reed S Shabman
Background: The 50-year old Aedes albopictus C6/36 cell line is a resource for the detection, amplification, and analysis of mosquito-borne viruses including Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The cell line is derived from an unknown number of larvae from an unspecified strain of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Toward improved utility of the cell line for research in virus transmission, we present an annotated assembly of the C6/36 genome. Results: The C6/36 genome assembly has the largest contig N50 (3...
January 10, 2018: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322962/etiologic-spectrum-and-prognosis-in-noncompressive-acute-transverse-myelopathies-an-experience-of-80-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-facility
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Shuchit Pandey, Ravindra K Garg, Hardeep S Malhotra, Amita Jain, Kiran P Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Rajesh Verma, Praveen K Sharma
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the spectrum of acquired demyelinating and inflammatory disorders in patients presenting with an acute transverse myelopathy. We also studied differences between an acute idiopathic transverse myelitis and myelitis resulting from other etiologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty consecutive patients with acute transverse myelopathy were included. At inclusion, clinical profile, serum and cerebrospinal fluid parameters, brain and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging, and visual evoked potentials were obtained...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322818/evolution-of-ph-buffers-and-water-homeostasis-in-eukaryotes-homology-between-humans-and-acanthamoeba-proteins
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Abdul M Baig, R Zohaib, S Tariq, H R Ahmad
AIM: This study intended to trace the evolution of acid-base buffers and water homeostasis in eukaryotes. Acanthamoeba castellanii  was selected as a model unicellular eukaryote for this purpose. Homologies of proteins involved in pH and water regulatory mechanisms at cellular levels were compared between humans and A. castellanii. MATERIALS & METHODS: Amino acid sequence homology, structural homology, 3D modeling and docking prediction were done to show the extent of similarities between carbonic anhydrase 1 (CA1), aquaporin (AQP), band-3 protein and H+ pump...
January 11, 2018: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322789/rna-interference-mediated-silencing-of-aquaporin-aqp-5-hinders-angiogenesis-of-colorectal-tumor-by-suppressing-the-production-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
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W Wang, Q Li, T Yang, D Li, F Ding, H Sun, G Bai
Aquaporin (AQP)-5 is an essential member of AQP family involved in the tumorigenesis of various malignant tumors. However, its role in the angiogenesis of colorectal cancer is unclear and requires further investigation. In this study, a pRNA-H1.1 vector containing the short hairpin RNA (shRNA) targeting AQP5 mRNA was constructed to inhibit the endogenous expression of AQP5 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). We found that the AQP5-silenced HUVECs acquired decreased proliferation, migration and tube formation ability...
2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322079/fibroblast-and-keratinocyte-gene-expression-following-exposure-to-extracts-of-neem-plant-azadirachta-indica
#10
Takao Someya, Katsura Sano, Kotaro Hara, Yoshimasa Sagane, Toshihiro Watanabe, R G S Wijesekara
This data article provides gene expression profiles, determined by using real-time PCR, of fibroblasts and keratinocytes treated with 0.01% and 0.001% extracts of neem plant (Azadirachta indica), local name "Kohomba" in Sri Lanka, harvested in Sri Lanka. For fibroblasts, the dataset includes expression profiles for genes encoding hyaluronan synthase 1 (HAS1), hyaluronan synthase 2 (HAS2), hyaluronidase-1 (HYAL1), hyaluronidase-2 (HYAL2), versican, aggrecan, CD44, collagen, type I, alpha 1 (COL1A1), collagen, type III, alpha 1 (COL3A1), collagen, type VII, alpha 1 (COL7A1), matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP1), acid ceramidase, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), fibroblast growth factor-7 (FGF7), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α), cyclooxygenase-2 (cox2), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β), and aquaporin 3 (AQP3)...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321959/daily-voluntary-exercise-enhances-pilocarpine-induced-saliva-secretion-and-aquaporin-1-expression-in-rat-submandibular-glands
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Kentaro Matsuzaki, Naotoshi Sugimoto, Masanori Katakura, Eri Sumiyoshi, Toshiko Hara, Michio Hashimoto, Osamu Shido
Saliva-a water-based fluid containing electrolytes, immunoglobulins, and enzymes-has many functions, including the protection and hydration of mucosal structures within the oral cavity and the initiation of digestion. Aquaporins (AQPs) are proteins that act as water channels through membranes. We have previously reported upregulation of the expression levels of AQP 1 and 5 in the submandibular glands (SMGs) in heat-acclimated rats. In this study, we investigated pilocarpine-induced saliva secretion and AQP expression in rats after voluntary exercise...
January 2018: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321187/infection-by-the-helminth-parasite-fasciola-hepatica-requires-rapid-regulation-of-metabolic-virulence-and-invasive-factors-to-adjust-to-its-mammalian-host
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Krystyna Cwiklinski, Heather Jewhurst, Paul McVeigh, Tara Barbour, Aaron G Maule, Jose Tort, Sandra M O'Neill, Mark W Robinson, Sheila Donnelly, John P Dalton
The parasite Fasciola hepatica infects a broad range of mammals with impunity.  Following ingestion of parasites (metacercariae) by the host, newly excysted juveniles (NEJ) emerge from their cysts, rapidly penetrate the duodenal wall and migrate to the liver.  Successful infection takes just a few hours and involves negotiating hurdles presented by host macromolecules, tissues and micro-environments, as well as the immune system.  Here, transcriptome and proteome analysis of ex vivo F. hepatica metacercariae and NEJ reveal the rapidity and multitude of metabolic and developmental alterations that take place in order for the parasite to establish infection...
January 10, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320331/neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-spectrum-of-mr-imaging-findings-and-their-differential-diagnosis
#13
Bruna Garbugio Dutra, Antônio José da Rocha, Renato Hoffmann Nunes, Antônio Carlos Martins Maia
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune demyelinating disorder for which the aquaporin-4 (AQP4) water channels are the major target antigens. Advances in the understanding of NMO have clarified several points of its pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and imaging patterns. A major advance was the discovery of the AQP4 antibody, which is highly specific for this disorder. Descriptions of new clinical and radiologic features in seropositive patients have expanded the spectrum of NMO, and the term NMO spectrum disorder (NMOSD) has been adopted...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317238/gender-differences-in-mrna-expression-of-aquaporin-8-and-glutathione-peroxidase-in-cataractous-lens-following-intake-of-an-antioxidant-supplement
#14
Rijo Hayashi, Shimmin Hayashi, Miki Sakai, Kiyomi Arai, Makoto Chikuda, Shigeki Machida
Antioxidants can decrease oxidative damage and prevent age-related ocular disease. Our previous investigation on human aqueous humor following intake of a lutein-containing antioxidant supplement reported an increase in the scavenging activity of superoxide in both genders and an increase in the amount of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in females. Aquaporin 8 (AQP8) is a diffusion facilitator of H2O2 and glutathione peroxidase (Gpx) is a H2O2 scavenging enzyme. The correlation between AQP8 and Gpx may be the key to determining how oxidative stress in the aqueous humor affects the lens after intake of antioxidant supplements...
January 6, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317098/a-case-of-paraneoplastic-neuromyelitis-optica-associated-with-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
#15
Lisa M Deuel, Marjorie E Bunch
Neuromyelitis optic spectrum disorders are demyelinating conditions that are typically idiopathic, though various case reports have demonstrated an association with malignancy. We present the case of a 64year old woman with NMOSD in the setting of small cell lung cancer. She had longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis and left eye optic neuritis; aquaporin-4 antibodies were elevated. Biopsy of mediastinal adenopathy was positive for SCLC. Malignancy should be considered in any patient with an atypical presentation of NMOSD, or who does not respond to traditional therapies...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316651/cpt-11-induced-delayed-diarrhea-develops-via-reduced-aquaporin-3-expression-in-the-colon
#16
Risako Kon, Yuika Tsubota, Moe Minami, Saki Kato, Yukari Matsunaga, Hiroshi Kimura, Yuta Murakami, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Ryoya Sakurai, Rei Tomimoto, Yoshiaki Machida, Nobutomo Ikarashi, Kiyoshi Sugiyama
While irinotecan (CPT-11) has a potent anti-cancer effect, it also causes serious diarrhea as an adverse reaction. In this study, we analyzed the pathogenic mechanism of CPT-11-induced delayed diarrhea by focusing on water channel aquaporin-3 (AQP3) in the colon. When rats received CPT-11, the expression level of AQP3 was reduced during severe diarrhea. It was found that the expression levels of inflammatory cytokines and the loss of crypt cells were increased in the colon when CPT-11 was administered. When celecoxib, an anti-inflammatory drug, was concomitantly administered, both the diarrhea and the reduced expression of AQP3 induced by CPT-11 were suppressed...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316008/urinary-aquaporin-2-as-a-possible-objective-biomarker-of-nocturnal-polyuria
#17
Yuko Tasaki, Masaki Shimizu, Maiko Takarkura, Kazuhide Ohta, Akihiro Yachie
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January 7, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311561/inhibition-of-rgma-alleviates-symptoms-in-a-rat-model-of-neuromyelitis-optica
#18
Kana Harada, Yuki Fujita, Tatsusada Okuno, Shogo Tanabe, Yoshihisa Koyama, Hideki Mochizuki, Toshihide Yamashita
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune disease associated with NMO immunoglobulin G (NMO-IgG), an antibody that selectively binds to the aquaporin-4. Here, we established a localized NMO model by injecting NMO-IgG into the spinal cord, and assessed the efficacy of treating its NMO-like symptoms by blocking repulsive guidance molecule-a (RGMa), an axon growth inhibitor. The model showed pathological features consistent with NMO. Systemic administration of humanized monoclonal anti-RGMa antibody delayed the onset and attenuated the severity of clinical symptoms...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306703/trace-organic-contaminant-rejection-by-aquaporin-forward-osmosis-membrane-transport-mechanisms-and-membrane-stability
#19
Ming Xie, Wenhai Luo, Hao Guo, Long D Nghiem, Chuyang Y Tang, Stephen R Gray
We investigated transport mechanisms of trace organic contaminants (TrOCs) through aquaporin thin-film composite forward osmosis (FO) membrane, and membrane stability under extreme conditions with respect to TrOC rejections. Morphology and surface chemistry of the aquaporin membrane were characterised to identify the incorporation of aquaporin vesicles into membrane active layer. Pore hindrance model was used to estimate aquaporin membrane pore size as well as to describe TrOC transport. TrOC transport mechanisms were revealed by varying concentration and type of draw solutions...
December 28, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303600/aquaporin-expression-in-the-fetal-porcine-urinary-tract-changes-during-gestation
#20
L K Jakobsen, K Trelborg, P S Kingo, S Hoyer, K-E Andersson, J C Djurhuus, R Norregaard, L H Olsen
The expression of aquaporins (AQPs) in the fetal porcine urinary tract and its relation to gestational age has not been established. Tissue samples from the renal pelvis, ureter, bladder and urethra were obtained from porcine fetuses. Samples were examined by RT-PCR (AQPs 1-11), QPCR (AQPs positive on RT-PCR), and immunohistochemistry. Bladder samples were additionally examined by Western blotting. RNA was extracted from 76 tissue samples obtained from 19 fetuses. Gestational age was 60 (n=11) or 100 days (n=8)...
January 5, 2018: Physiological Research
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