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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431397/sensitization-of-tamoxifen-resistant-breast-cancer-cells-by-z-ligustilide-through-inhibiting-autophagy-and-accumulating-dna-damages
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Hongyi Qi, Zhuyun Jiang, Chengqiang Wang, Yi Yang, Li Li, Hui He, Zanyang Yu
Autophagy plays a pro-survival role in the tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer cells. Herein we found that autophagy was concomitantly induced in tamoxifen-resistant MCF-7 (MCF-7TR5) cells through the dissociation of Bcl-2 from Beclin 1 and subsequent enhancement of interaction among the ATG14-Beclin1-PI3KC3 complex. Moreover, higher level of DNA damage was observed in MCF-7TR5 cells with the decreased BRCA1 and RAD51 level and the increased Ku80 level. Interestingly, Nur77 was selectively degraded by autophagy, which causes the release of Ku80 from the Nur77-Ku80 complex, resulting in the increase of the DNA binding of Ku80 and DNA-PKcs...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431279/cognitive-control-in-action-tracking-the-dynamics-of-rule-switching-in-5-to-8-year-olds-and-adults
#2
Christopher D Erb, Jeff Moher, Joo-Hyun Song, David M Sobel
Recent studies have suggested that dissociable processes featuring distinct types of inhibition support cognitive control in tasks requiring participants to override a prepotent response with a control-demanding alternative response. An open question concerns how these processes support cognitive flexibility in rule-switching tasks. We used a technique known as reach tracking to investigate how 5- to 8-year-olds (Experiment 1) and adults (Experiment 2) select, maintain, and switch between incompatible rule sets in a computerized version of the Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS)...
April 17, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430197/g-quadruplex-organic-frameworks
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Yi-Lin Wu, Noah E Horwitz, Kan-Sheng Chen, Diego A Gomez-Gualdron, Norman S Luu, Lin Ma, Timothy C Wang, Mark C Hersam, Joseph T Hupp, Omar K Farha, Randall Q Snurr, Michael R Wasielewski
Two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks often π stack into crystalline solids that allow precise spatial positioning of molecular building blocks. Inspired by the hydrogen-bonded G-quadruplexes found frequently in guanine-rich DNA, here we show that this structural motif can be exploited to guide the self-assembly of naphthalene diimide and perylene diimide electron acceptors end-capped with two guanine electron donors into crystalline G-quadruplex-based organic frameworks, wherein the electron donors and acceptors form ordered, segregated π-stacked arrays...
May 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429536/%C3%AE-mangostin-decreases-%C3%AE-amyloid-peptides-production-via-modulation-of-amyloidogenic-pathway
#4
Lan-Xue Zhao, Yan Wang, Ting Liu, Yan-Xia Wang, Hong-Zhuan Chen, Jian-Rong Xu, Yu Qiu
AIMS: β-amyloid (Aβ) aggregation and deposition play a central role in the pathogenic process of Alzheimer's disease (AD). α-Mangostin (α-M), a polyphenolic xanthone, have been shown to dissociate Aβ oligomers. In this study, we further investigated the effect of α-M on Aβ production and its molecular mechanism. METHODS: The Aβ and soluble amyloid precursor protein α (sAPPα) in culture medium of cortical neurons were measured by ELISA. The activities of α-, β-, and γ-secretases were assayed, and the interaction between α-M and β- or γ-secretases was simulated by molecular docking...
April 21, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429299/participation-of-c-h-protons-in-the-dissociation-of-a-proton-deficient-dipeptide
#5
Damodar Koirala, Sabyasachy Mistry, Paul G Wenthold
The dissociation of anionic dipeptides Phe*Gly and GlyPhe*, where Phe* refers to sulfonated phenyl alanine, has been investigated by using ion trap mass spectrometry. The dipeptides undergo collision-induced dissociation (CID) to give the same products, indicating that they rearrange to a common structure before dissociation. The rearrangement does not occur with the dipeptide methyl esters. The structures of the b2 ions were investigated to determine the effect that having a remote, anionic site has on product formation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429067/neuronal-oscillations-and-synchronicity-associated-with-gamma-hydroxybutyrate-during-resting-state-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Robin von Rotz, Michael Kometer, Dario Dornbierer, Jürg Gertsch, M Salomé Gachet, Franz X Vollenweider, Erich Seifritz, Oliver G Bosch, Boris B Quednow
RATIONALE: Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a putative neurotransmitter, a drug of abuse, an anesthetic agent, and a treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders. In previous electroencephalography (EEG) studies, GHB was shown to induce an electrophysiological pattern of "paradoxical EEG-behavioral dissociation" characterized by increased delta and theta oscillations usually associated with sleep during awake states. However, no detailed source localization of these alterations and no connectivity analyses have been performed yet...
April 20, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429025/nanoscale-controlled-li-insertion-reaction-induced-by-scanning-electron-beam-irradiation-in-a-li4ti5o12-electrode-material-for-lithium-ion-batteries
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Mitsunori Kitta, Masanori Kohyama
The development of a nanoscale battery reaction in an electrode material associated with in situ microscopic observation is significant to an understanding of the solid-state mechanism of a battery reaction. With a Li4Ti5O12 (LTO) crystal as the negative electrode of a Li-ion battery (LIB), we show that a nanoscale-controlled Li-insertion reaction can be produced by electron beam irradiation with scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). A selected area in a Li2O-coated thin LTO crystal was irradiated by the electron probe of STEM with a high beam intensity of 2...
April 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429007/tuning-the-electrical-conductivity-of-exfoliated-graphite-nanosheets-nanofluids-by-surface-functionalization
#8
C Hermida-Merino, M Pérez-Rodríguez, M M Piñeiro, M J Pastoriza-Gallego
The electrical conductivity of exfoliated graphite in water nanofluids has been experimentally determined, and compared with the same property when the dispersed nanosheets have been oxidized. The effect of oxidation on this property is different if compared with the case of sintered dry nanosheets. In any case, for the sintered raw material the conduction behaves as expected in a metal, while for the nanofluid it shows values and trends typical of a weak electrolyte solution. The effect of oxidation on the electrical conductivity of exfoliated graphite can be explained as being caused by the dissociation in the fluid phase of the moieties resulting from the chemical functionalization process...
April 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428550/structure-based-dynamic-arrays-in-regulatory-domains-of-sodium-calcium-exchanger-ncx-isoforms
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Moshe Giladi, Su Youn Lee, Yarden Ariely, Yotam Teldan, Rotem Granit, Roi Strulovich, Yoni Haitin, Ka Young Chung, Daniel Khananshvili
Mammalian Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchangers, NCX1 and NCX3, generate splice variants, whereas NCX2 does not. The CBD1 and CBD2 domains form a regulatory tandem (CBD12), where Ca(2+) binding to CBD1 activates and Ca(2+) binding to CBD2 (bearing the splicing segment) alleviates the Na(+)-induced inactivation. Here, the NCX2-CBD12, NCX3-CBD12-B, and NCX3-CBD12-AC proteins were analyzed by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass-spectrometry (HDX-MS) to resolve regulatory variances in the NCX2 and NCX3 variants...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428421/low-temperature-activation-of-methane-on-the-iro2-110-surface
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Zhu Liang, Tao Li, Minkyu Kim, Aravind Asthagiri, Jason F Weaver
Methane undergoes highly facile C-H bond cleavage on the stoichiometric IrO2(110) surface. From temperature-programmed reaction spectroscopy experiments, we found that methane molecularly adsorbed as a strongly bound σ complex on IrO2(110) and that a large fraction of the adsorbed complexes underwent C-H bond cleavage at temperatures as low as 150 kelvin (K). The initial dissociation probability of methane on IrO2(110) decreased from 80 to 20% with increasing surface temperature from 175 to 300 K. We estimate that the activation energy for methane C-H bond cleavage is 9...
April 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428354/multiplex-tandem-mass-spectrometry-enzymatic-activity-assay-for-newborn-screening-of-the-mucopolysaccharidoses-and-type-2-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis
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Yang Liu, Fan Yi, Arun Babu Kumar, Naveen Kumar Chennamaneni, Xinying Hong, C Ronald Scott, Michael H Gelb, Frantisek Turecek
BACKGROUND: We expanded the use of tandem mass spectrometry combined with liquid chromatography (LC-MS/MS) for multiplex newborn screening of seven lysosomal enzymes in dried blood spots (DBS). The new assays are for enzymes responsible for the mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS-I, -II, -IIIB, -IVA, -VI, and -VII) and type 2 neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (LINCL). METHODS: New substrates were prepared and char-acterized for tripeptidyl peptidase 1 (TPP1), α-N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAGLU), and lysosomal β-glucuronidase (GUSB)...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427997/distinct-sequences-and-post-translational-modifications-in-cardiac-atrial-and-ventricular-myosin-light-chains-revealed-by-top-down-mass-spectrometry
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Zachery R Gregorich, Wenxuan Cai, Ziqing Lin, Albert J Chen, Ying Peng, Takushi Kohmoto, Ying Ge
Myosin is the principal component of the thick filaments that, through interactions with the actin thin filaments, mediates force production during muscle contraction. Myosin is a hexamer, consisting of two heavy chains, each associated with an essential (ELC) and a regulatory (RLC) light chain, which bind the lever-arm of the heavy chain and play important modulatory roles in striated muscle contraction. Nevertheless, a comprehensive assessment of the sequences of the ELC and RLC isoforms, as well as their post-translational modifications, in the heart remains lacking...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427989/egocentric-and-allocentric-visuospatial-working-memory-in-premotor-huntington-s-disease-a-double-dissociation-with-caudate-and-hippocampal-volumes
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Katherine L Possin, Hosung Kim, Michael D Geschwind, Tacie Moskowitz, Erica T Johnson, Sharon J Sha, Alexandra Apple, Duan Xu, Bruce L Miller, Steven Finkbeiner, Christopher P Hess, Joel H Kramer
Our brains represent spatial information in egocentric (self-based) or allocentric (landmark-based) coordinates. Rodent studies have demonstrated a critical role for the caudate in egocentric navigation and the hippocampus in allocentric navigation. We administered tests of egocentric and allocentric working memory to individuals with premotor Huntington's disease (pmHD), which is associated with early caudate nucleus atrophy, and controls. Each test had 80 trials during which subjects were asked to remember 2 locations over 1-sec delays...
April 17, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427865/dynamics-and-energetics-of-cyanobacterial-photosystem-i-ferredoxin-complexes-in-different-redox-states
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Pierre Sétif, Risa Mutoh, Genji Kurisu
Fast turnover of ferredoxin/Fd reduction by photosystem-I/PSI requires that it dissociates rapidly after it has been reduced by PSI:Fd intracomplex electron transfer. The rate constants of Fd dissociation from PSI have been determined by flash-absorption spectroscopy with different combinations of cyanobacterial PSIs and Fds, and different redox states of Fd and of the terminal PSI acceptor (FAFB). Newly obtained values were derived firstly from the fact that the dissociation constant between PSI and redox-inactive gallium-substituted Fd increases upon (FAFB) reduction and secondly from the characterization and elucidation of a kinetic phase following intracomplex Fd reduction to binding of oxidized Fd to PSI, a process which is rate-limited by the foregoing dissociation of reduced Fd from PSI...
April 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427678/application-and-mechanism-of-ultrasonic-static-mixer-in-heavy-oil-viscosity-reduction
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Chunwei Shi, Wei Yang, Jianbin Chen, Xiaoping Sun, Wenyi Chen, Huiyong An, Yili Duo, Mingyuan Pei
In the present study, heavy oil viscosity reduction in Daqing oil field was investigated by using an ultrasonic static mixer. The influence of the ultrasonic power on the viscosity reduction rate was investigated and the optimal technological conditions were determined for the ultrasonic treatment. The mechanism for ultrasonic viscosity reduction was analyzed. The flow characteristics of heavy oil in the mixer under the effect of cavitation were investigated using numerical modeling, and energy consumptions were calculated during the ultrasonic treatment and vis-breaking processes...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427308/larger-stimuli-require-longer-processing-time-for-perception
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Ryota Kanai, Edwin S Dalmaijer, Maxine T Sherman, Genji Kawakita, Chris L E Paffen
The time it takes for a stimulus to reach awareness is often assessed by measuring reaction times (RTs) or by a temporal order judgement (TOJ) task in which perceived timing is compared against a reference stimulus. Dissociations of RT and TOJ have been reported earlier in which increases in stimulus intensity such as luminance intensity results in a decrease of RT, whereas perceived perceptual latency in a TOJ task is affected to a lesser degree. Here, we report that a simple manipulation of stimulus size has stronger effects on perceptual latency measured by TOJ than on motor latency measured by RT tasks...
May 2017: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427097/systematic-quantification-of-gpcr-camp-controlled-protein-kinase-a-interactions
#17
O Torres-Quesada, R Röck, E Stefan
The diffusible second messenger cyclic AMP (cAMP) originates from multiple G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) cascades activating the intracellular key effector protein kinase A (PKA). Spatially and temporally restricted cAMP-fluxes are directly sensed by macromolecular PKA complexes. The consequences are alterations of molecular interactions, which lead to activation of compartmentalized PKA phosphotransferase activities, regulating a vast array of cellular functions. To decode cell-type and cell-compartment specific PKA functions, the spatio-temporal dynamics of small molecule:protein interactions, protein:protein interactions (PPIs), cAMP-mobilization, and phosphotransferase activities need to be determined directly in the appropriate cellular context...
April 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427022/stereotypy-of-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures
#18
Moshe Herskovitz
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are defined as paroxysmal episodes in which epileptic semiology features are manifested, without the characteristic concomitant electrical discharges seen in epileptic seizures. Although many studies have dealt with semiologic classification of PNES, most of the studies did not raise the question of consistency of PNES in the same patient. The aim of this study was to measure the degree of consistency of PNES among individual patients. We retrospectively reviewed medical records and video- EEG records of all adult patients who underwent monitoring in our center from August 1st 2013 to May 31st 2015...
April 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426740/uncovering-the-molecular-and-physiological-processes-of-anticancer-leads-binding-human-serum-albumin-a-physical-insight-into-drug-efficacy
#19
Chuanbo Liu, Zuojia Liu, Jin Wang
Human serum albumin (HSA) has its ability to bind drug molecules and influence their efficacies. Although anticancer leads NSC48693 and NSC290956 functioned at the same mechanism, the drug efficacies were obviously distinct. To gain insight into the distinct drug efficacy, the molecular and physiological processes of anticancer leads binding HSA have been investigated via a combined experimental and theoretical approach. The binding site, as characterized by fluorescence quenching and molecular modeling, is found to be located at site II in subdomain III A for NSC48693 with tight binding and at site FA1 in subdomain I B for NSC290956 with negatively cooperative binding, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426378/ostracism-and-physiological-arousal-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Michelle Kelly, Skye McDonald, Jacqueline Rushby
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the psychological and physiological effects of ostracism in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESEARCH DESIGN: A within-subject, counterbalanced design was used. The two conditions, inclusion and ostracism, were examined across two groups (between subjects). METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A group of 21 adults with TBI and 17 matched controls participated in the Cyberball paradigm. This task is a computerised task that exposes participants to a game of catch and throw...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
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