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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445780/mitochondrial-ribosomes-in-cancer
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Hyun-Jung Kim, Priyanka Maiti, Antoni Barrientos
Mitochondria play fundamental roles in the regulation of life and death of eukaryotic cells. They mediate aerobic energy conversion through the oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) system, and harbor and control the intrinsic pathway of apoptosis. As a descendant of a bacterial endosymbiont, mitochondria retain a vestige of their original genome (mtDNA), and its corresponding full gene expression machinery. Proteins encoded in the mtDNA, all components of the multimeric OXPHOS enzymes, are synthesized in specialized mitochondrial ribosomes (mitoribosomes)...
April 23, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445727/environmental-enrichment-induces-pericyte-and-iga-dependent-wound-repair-and-lifespan-extension-in-a-colon-tumor-model
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Benjamin D Bice, Megan R Stephens, Stephanie J Georges, Ashlee R Venancio, Peter C Bermant, Annika V Warncke, Kajsa E Affolter, Julio R Hidalgo, Melinda L Angus-Hill
Environmental enrichment (EE) replicates mind-body therapy by providing complex housing to laboratory animals to improve their activity levels, behavior, and social interactions. Using a Tcf4(Het/+)Apc(Min/+)-mediated model of colon tumorigenesis, we found that EE vastly improved the survival of tumor-bearing animals, with differential effect on tumor load in male compared to female animals. Analysis of Tcf4(Het/+)Apc(Min/+) males showed drastically reduced expression of circulating inflammatory cytokines and induced nuclear hormone receptor (NHR) signaling, both of which are common in the wound repair process...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445004/cftr-dependent-chloride-efflux-in-cystic-fibrosis-mononuclear-cells-is-increased-by-ivacaftor-therapy
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Lorenzo Guerra, Susanna D'Oria, Maria Favia, Stefano Castellani, Teresa Santostasi, Angela M Polizzi, Maria A Mariggiò, Crescenzio Gallo, Valeria Casavola, Pasqualina Montemurro, Giuseppina Leonetti, Antonio Manca, Massimo Conese
AIM: The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) potentiator ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) improves clinical outcome in G551D cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Here, we have investigated whether ivacaftor has a clinical impact on non-G551D gating mutations and function of circulating leukocytes as well. METHODS: Seven patients were treated with ivacaftor and evaluated at baseline, and at 1-3 and 6 months. Besides clinical and systemic inflammatory parameters, circulating mononuclear cells (MNC) were evaluated for CFTR-dependent chloride efflux by spectrofluorimetry, neutrophils for oxidative burst by cytofluorimetry and HVCN1 mRNA expression by real time PCR...
April 26, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444939/continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-ascitic-and-pleural-body-fluids-evaluation-with-the-mindray-bc-6800-hematology-analyzer
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Oscar Fuster, Belinda Andino, Amparo Pardo, Begoña Laiz
BACKGROUND: Accurate evaluation of hematology analyzers is recommended before these devices can be broadly introduced for the routine testing of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), ascitic, and pleural fluids. METHODS: We evaluated the performance of Mindray BC-6800 for white blood cell (WBC) and differential cell count in 50 CAPD, 60 ascitic and 40 pleural compared with manual microscopy. Within-run precision, limit of blank (LoB), limit of detection (LoD), limit of quantitation (LoQ), and carryover were assessed...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444915/hydroquinone-induces-tk6-cell-growth-arrest-and-apoptosis-through-parp-1-p53-regulatory-pathway
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Hao Luo, Hairong Liang, Jiajia Chen, Yongchun Xu, Yuting Chen, Longmei Xu, Lin Yun, Jiaxian Liu, Hui Yang, Linhua Liu, Jianming Peng, Zhidong Liu, Lin Tang, Wen Chen, Huanwen Tang
Hydroquinone (HQ), one of the most important metabolites derived from benzene, induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) participates in various biological processes, including DNA repair and cell cycle regulation. To explore whether PARP-1 regulatory pathway mediated HQ-induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis, we assessed the effect of PARP-1 suppression on induction of apoptosis analyzed by FACSCalibur flow cytometer in PARP-1 deficientTK6 cells (TK6-shPARP-1). We observed an increase in the fraction of cells in G1 phase by 7...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444874/prognostic-impact-of-chromosomal-aberrations-and-gnaq-gna11-and-bap1-mutations-in-uveal-melanoma
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Kjersti M Staby, Karsten Gravdal, Sverre J Mørk, Steffen Heegaard, Olav K Vintermyr, Jørgen Krohn
PURPOSE: To evaluate clinico-pathological and molecular prognostic factors in a well-defined series of posterior uveal melanoma (UM) with focus on chromosomal aberrations and mutations in the GNAQ, GNA11 and BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) genes. METHODS: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples were obtained from 50 consecutive eyes enucleated for UM between 1993 and 2005. The material was tested for loss of chromosome 3 and gain of chromosome 8q gene signatures by selective molecular gene markers using multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), and for DNA mutations in the GNAQ, GNA11 and BAP1 genes...
April 26, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444639/metformin-and-prostate-cancer-a-new-role-for-an-old-drug
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REVIEW
Jessica Whitburn, Claire M Edwards, Prasanna Sooriakumaran
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Since epidemiological studies first demonstrated a potential positive effect of metformin in reducing cancer incidence and mortality, there has been an increased interest in not only better understanding metformin's mechanisms of action but also in exploring its potential anti-cancer effects. In this review, we aim to summarise the current evidence exploring a role for metformin in prostate cancer therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Preclinical studies have demonstrated a number of antineoplastic biological effects via a range of molecular mechanisms...
June 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444555/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-a-novel-atomized-liquid-needle-free-transdermal-delivery-system
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Yi-Huei Huang, Chieh-Shen Hu, Yi-Jhen Ke, Chiao-Hsi Chiang, Po-Da Hong, Ming-Kung Yeh
Needle-free jet injections constitute a crucial method for drug delivery. A novel liquid drug delivery system has been proposed recently, in which pressure atomizes liquid before delivering that atomized liquid to the patient's body; however, the mechanism and efficiency of the system are unclear. This study explored the shot delivery pressure, penetration depth, and cumulative amount of permeation of this system. This system was used to deliver 0.5% (w/v) methylene blue to agarose phantoms at various shot delivery pressures...
April 25, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444473/contrasting-effects-of-engineered-carbon-nanotubes-on-plants-a-review
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Meththika Vithanage, Mihiri Seneviratne, Mahtab Ahmad, Binoy Sarkar, Yong Sik Ok
Rapid surge of interest for carbon nanotube (CNT) in the last decade has made it an imperative member of nanomaterial family. Because of the distinctive physicochemical properties, CNTs are widely used in a number of scientific applications including plant sciences. This review mainly describes the role of CNT in plant sciences. Contradictory effects of CNT on plants physiology are reported. CNT can act as plant growth inducer causing enhanced plant dry biomass and root/shoot lengths. At the same time, CNT can cause negative effects on plants by forming reactive oxygen species in plant tissues, consequently leading to cell death...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444319/gender-differences-in-the-correlation-between-prognosis-and-postoperative-weight-loss-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Hideki Kawai, Yoshitaro Saito, Yohei Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: : The aim of this study was to investigate gender differences in the relationship between preoperative body mass index (BMI), postoperative body weight change and prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: : Two hundred and sixty-three patients with NSCLC were enrolled in this study. Preoperative BMI was categorized based on WHO definition as follows: underweight (BMI <18.5): 21 patients (8.0%), normal (18.5 ≦ BMI <25): 179 patients (68%), overweight and obese (BMI ≧25): 63 patients (24%)...
April 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444312/early-posthatch-thermal-stress-affects-breast-muscle-development-and-satellite-cell-growth-and-characteristics-in-broilers
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Yogev Piestun, Tomer Patael, Shlomo Yahav, Sandra G Velleman, Orna Halevy
Heat or cold stress, can disrupt well-being and physiological responses in birds. This study aimed to elucidate the effects of continuous heat exposure in the first 2 wk of age on muscle development in broilers, with an emphasis on the pectoralis muscle satellite cell population. Chicks were reared for 13 d under either commercial conditions or a temperature regime that was 5°C higher. Body and muscle weights, as well as absolute muscle growth were lower in heat-exposed chicks from d 6 onward. The number of satellite cells derived from the experimental chicks was higher in the heat-treated group on d 3 but lower on d 8 and 13 compared to controls...
April 24, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444238/high-purity-circular-rna-isolation-method-rpad-reveals-vast-collection-of-intronic-circrnas
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Amaresh C Panda, Supriyo De, Ioannis Grammatikakis, Rachel Munk, Xiaoling Yang, Yulan Piao, Dawood B Dudekula, Kotb Abdelmohsen, Myriam Gorospe
High-throughput RNA sequencing methods coupled with specialized bioinformatic analyses have recently uncovered tens of thousands of unique circular (circ)RNAs, but their complete sequences, genes of origin and functions are largely unknown. Given that circRNAs lack free ends and are thus relatively stable, their association with microRNAs (miRNAs) and RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) can influence gene expression programs. While exoribonuclease treatment is widely used to degrade linear RNAs and enrich circRNAs in RNA samples, it does not efficiently eliminate all linear RNAs...
April 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444207/characterization-of-relative-biological-effectiveness-for-conventional-radiation-therapy-a-comparison-of-clinical-6-mv-x-rays-and-137cs
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Michelle Howard, Chris Beltran, Jann Sarkaria, Michael G Herman
Various types of radiation are utilized in the treatment of cancer. Equal physical doses of different radiation types do not always result in the same amount of biological damage. In order to account for these differences, a scaling factor known as the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) can be used. 137Cesium (137Cs) has been used as a source of radiation in a significant body of radiation therapy research. However, high-energy X-rays, such as 6 MV X-rays, are currently used clinically to treat patients...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444192/from-reproducibility-to-translation-in-neurodegenerative-disease
#14
Caroline J Zeiss
Despite tremendous investment and preclinical success in neurodegenerative disease, effective disease-altering treatments for patients have remained elusive. One highly cited reason for this discrepancy is flawed animal study design and reporting. If this can be broadly remedied, reproducibility of preclinical studies will improve. However, without concurrent efforts to improve generalizability, these improvements may not translate effectively from animal experiments to more complex human neurodegenerative diseases...
April 21, 2017: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444146/nonsense-in-the-testis-multiple-roles-for-nonsense-mediated-decay-revealed-in-male-reproduction
#15
Clinton C MacDonald, Petar N Grozdanov
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, or NMD, is a quality control mechanism that identifies cytoplasmic mRNAs containing translational termination (stop) codons in specific contexts - either premature termination codons or unusually long 3΄ untranslated regions - and targets them for degradation. In recent studies, researchers in different labs have knocked out important genes involved in NMD, Upf2 and Upf3a, and one component of chromatoid bodies, Tdrd6, and examined the consequences for spermatogenesis. Disruption of Upf2 during early stages of spermatogenesis resulted in disappearance of nearly all spermatogenic cells through loss of NMD...
April 22, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444142/regulatory-states-in-the-developmental-control-of-gene-expression
#16
Isabelle S Peter
A growing body of evidence shows that gene expression in multicellular organisms is controlled by the combinatorial function of multiple transcription factors. This indicates that not the individual transcription factors or signaling molecules, but the combination of expressed regulatory molecules, the regulatory state, should be viewed as the functional unit in gene regulation. Here, I discuss the concept of the regulatory state and its proposed role in the genome-wide control of gene expression. Recent analyses of regulatory gene expression in sea urchin embryos have been instrumental for solving the genomic control of cell fate specification in this system...
April 24, 2017: Briefings in Functional Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443823/gene-expression-oxidative-stress-and-apoptotic-changes-in-rabbit-ileum-experimentally-infected-with-eimeria-intestinalis
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Heba M Abdel-Haleem, Shawky M Aboelhadid, Thabet Sakran, Gamal El-Shahawy, Huda El-Fayoumi, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Abdel-Azeem S Abdel-Baki
Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease caused by protists (apicomplexans) of the genus Eimeria Schneider, 1875 and is considered to be the most important disease faced by rabbit breeders due to its high morbidity. In the present study, the antioxidant status and changes in apoptosis and in the expression of some genes were quantified in rabbits' ilea following infection with Eimeria intestinalis Cheissin, 1948. Rabbits, orally infected with 1 × 10(5) sporulated oocysts of E. intestinalis, started to shed oocysts in their faeces on 8 days post infection (dpi) and reached maximum excretion on 10 dpi, with approximately 5 million oocysts...
April 19, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443718/crosstalk-between-bone-and-fat-tissue-associations-between-vitamin-d-osteocalcin-adipokines-and-markers-of-glucose-metabolism-among-adolescents
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Kelly Virecoulon Giudici, Regina Mara Fisberg, Dirce Maria Lobo Marchioni, Bárbara Santarosa Emo Peters, Lígia Araújo Martini
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), osteocalcin, markers of glucose metabolism, and obesity-related parameters among adolescents. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with 198 adolescents age 14-18 years. Weight, height, and waist and hip circumferences were measured, as well as the following biochemical parameters: serum 25(OH)D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), total (tOC) and undercarboxylated (ucOC) osteocalcin, adiponectin, leptin, glucose, and insulin...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443634/a-unifying-mathematical-framework-for-experimental-tcr-pmhc-kinetic-constants
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Jose Faro, Mario Castro, Carmen Molina-París
Receptor binding and triggering are central in Immunology as T cells activated through their T cell receptors (TCR) by protein antigens orchestrate immune responses. In order to understand receptor-ligand interactions, many groups working with different experimental techniques and assays have generated a vast body of knowledge during the last decades. However, in recent years a type of assays, referred to as two-dimensional or membrane-to-membrane, has questioned our current understanding of the role of different kinetic constants (for instance, on- versus off-rate constants) on TCR-ligand interaction and subsequent T cell activation...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443563/nonthrombotic-pulmonary-embolism-due-to-liver-hydatic-cyst-a-case-report
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Ahmet Şahpaz, Azem İrez, Hatice Gülbeyaz, Mustafa Talip Şener, Ahmet Nezih Kök
BACKGROUND: A nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism is defined as embolization to the pulmonary circulation. It may be caused by microorganisms, foreign bodies, different cell types or gas in the pulmonary circulation. Nonthrombotic emboli may cause a severe inflammatory reaction, both in the systemic and pulmonary circulation, as well as in the lungs. Pulmonary hydatid cyst-induced embolization is a rare complication of heart or liver hydatid cysts. CASE REPORT: We describe the fatal case of a 15-year-old boy without any known prior illness who was admitted to the hospital after feeling unwell and dropping to the ground while playing ball...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
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