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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454265/supplementation-of-lycopene-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-amyloidogenesis-and-cognitive-impairments-via-mediating-neuroinflammation-and-oxidative-stress
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Jia Wang, Lixia Li, Zhuo Wang, Yifan Cui, Xintong Tan, Tian Yuan, Qian Liu, Zhigang Liu, Xuebo Liu
Neuroinflammation is documented to be the major culprit of Alzheimer's disease. Lycopene (LYC), a fat soluble carotenoid, exhibits neuroprotective function in several neurodegenerative disorders. However, the effects of LYC to countering systemic inflammation-induced amyloidogenesis and memory deficiency remain to be elucidated. In current study, 3-month-old male C57BL/6J mice were treated with 0.03% LYC (w/w, mixed into normal chow) for 5 weeks. The mice were then treated by intraperitoneal injection of LPS (0...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454068/o-glcnacylation-of-rack1-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinogenesis
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Fangfang Duan, Hao Wu, Dongwei Jia, Weicheng Wu, Shifang Ren, Lan Wang, Shushu Song, Xinying Guo, Fenglin Liu, Yuanyuan Ruan, Jianxin Gu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aberrant oncogenic mRNA translation and protein O-linked β-N-acetylglucosaminylation (O-GlcNAcylation) are general features during tumorigenesis. Nevertheless, whether and how these two pathways are interlinked remain unknown. Our previous study indicated that ribosomal RACK1 promoted the chemoresistance and growth in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study is to examine the role of RACK1 O-GlcNAcylation in oncogene translation and HCC carcinogenesis...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453974/genetically-modified-bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-tgf-%C3%AE-3-improve-wound-healing-and-reduce-scar-tissue-formation-in-a-rabbit-model
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Mingyong Li, Lin Qiu, Wei Hu, Xiang Deng, Hanfeng Xu, Youhan Cao, Zijian Xiao, Liangyu Peng, Shawn Johnson, Lyundup Alexey, Paul A Kingston, Qing Li, Yuanyuan Zhang
Extensive scar tissue formation often occurs after severe burn injury, trauma, or as one of complications after surgical intervention. Despite significant therapeutic advances, it is still a significant challenge to manage massive scar tissue formation while also promoting normal wound healing. The goal of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) that were genetically modified to overexpress transforming growth factor-beta 3 (TGF-β 3 ), an inhibitor of myofibroblast proliferation and collagen type I deposition, on full-thickness cutaneous wound healing in a rabbit model...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453879/defining-outcomes-for-%C3%AE-cell-replacement-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-diabetes-a-consensus-report-on-the-igls-criteria-from-the-ipita-epita-opinion-leaders-workshop
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Michael R Rickels, Peter G Stock, Eelco J P de Koning, Lorenzo Piemonti, Johann Pratschke, Rodolfo Alejandro, Melena D Bellin, Thierry Berney, Pratik Choudhary, Paul R Johnson, Raja Kandaswamy, Thomas W H Kay, Bart Keymeulen, Yogish C Kudva, Esther Latres, Robert M Langer, Roger Lehmann, Barbara Ludwig, James F Markmann, Marjana Marinac, Jon S Odorico, François Pattou, Peter A Senior, James A M Shaw, Marie-Christine Vantyghem, Steven White
β-cell replacement therapy, available currently as pancreas or islet transplantation, has developed without a clear definition of graft functional and clinical outcomes. The International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) and European Pancreas & Islet Transplantation Association (EPITA) held a workshop to develop consensus for an IPITA/EPITA Statement on the definition of function and failure of current and future forms of β-cell replacement therapy. There was consensus that β-cell replacement therapy could be considered as a treatment for β-cell failure, regardless of etiology and without requiring undetectable C-peptide, accompanied by glycemic instability with either problematic hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia...
February 17, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453681/-18-f-fpybf-2-a-new-f-18-labelled-amyloid-imaging-pet-tracer-biodistribution-and-radiation-dosimetry-assessment-of-first-in-man-18-f-fpybf-2-pet-imaging
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Ryuichi Nishii, Tatsuya Higashi, Shinya Kagawa, Chio Okuyama, Yoshihiko Kishibe, Masaaki Takahashi, Tomoko Okina, Norio Suzuki, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Nagahama, Koichi Ishizu, Naoya Oishi, Hiroyuki Kimura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Masahiro Ono, Hideo Saji, Hiroshi Yamauchi
OBJECTIVE: Recently, a benzofuran derivative for the imaging of β-amyloid plaques, 5-(5-(2-(2-(2- 18 F-fluoroethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzofuran-2-yl)- N-methylpyridin-2-amine ( 18 F-FPYBF-2) has been validated as a tracer for amyloid imaging and it was found that 18 F-FPYBF-2 PET/CT is a useful and reliable diagnostic tool for the evaluation of AD (Higashi et al. Ann Nucl Med, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12149-018-1236-1 , 2018). The aim of this study was to assess the biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of diagnostic dosages of 18 F-FPYBF-2 in normal healthy volunteers as a first-in-man study...
February 16, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453527/effects-of-4-9-anhydrotetrodotoxin-on-voltage-gated-na-channels-of-mouse-vas-deferens-myocytes-and-recombinant-na-v-1-6-channels
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Kohei Takahara, Tadashi Yamamoto, Keiichiro Uchida, Hai-Lei Zhu, Atsushi Shibata, Tetsuichiro Inai, Mitsuru Noguchi, Mari Yotsu-Yamashita, Noriyoshi Teramoto
Molecular investigations were performed in order to determine the major characteristics of voltage-gated Na + channel β-subunits in mouse vas deferens. The use of real-time quantitative PCR showed that the expression of Scn1b was significantly higher than that of other β-subunit genes (Scn2b - Scn4b). Immunoreactivity of Scn1b proteins was also detected in the inner circular and outer longitudinal smooth muscle of mouse vas deferens. In whole-cell recordings, the actions of 4,9-anhydroTTX on voltage-gated Na + current peak amplitude in myocytes (i...
February 16, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453346/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-in-raw-264-7-macrophages-bone-marrow-derived-macrophages-bv2-microglial-cells-and-spinal-cord-injury
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Seong Jun Kim, Wan-Kyu Ko, Min-Jae Jo, Yoshie Arai, Hyemin Choi, Hemant Kumar, In-Bo Han, Seil Sohn
This study aimed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) after spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. We induced an inflammatory process in RAW 264.7 macrophages, BV2 microglial cells, and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMM) using lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The anti-inflammatory effects of TUDCA on LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages, BV2 microglial cells, and BMMs were analyzed using nitric oxide (NO) assays, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reactions (qRT-PCR), and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA)...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453334/%C3%AE-catenin-independent-regulation-of-wnt-target-genes-by-ror2-and-atf2-atf4-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Oksana Voloshanenko, Uwe Schwartz, Dominique Kranz, Benedikt Rauscher, Michael Linnebacher, Iris Augustin, Michael Boutros
Wnt signaling is an evolutionarily conserved signaling route required for development and homeostasis. While canonical, β-catenin-dependent Wnt signaling is well studied and has been linked to many forms of cancer, much less is known about the role of non-canonical, β-catenin-independent Wnt signaling. Here, we aimed at identifying a β-catenin-independent Wnt target gene signature in order to understand the functional significance of non-canonical signaling in colon cancer cells. Gene expression profiling was performed after silencing of key components of Wnt signaling pathway and an iterative signature algorithm was applied to predict pathway-dependent gene signatures...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453293/protein-phosphorylation-maintains-the-normal-function-of-cloned-human-ca-v-2-3-channels
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Felix Neumaier, Serdar Alpdogan, Jürgen Hescheler, Toni Schneider
R-type currents mediated by native and recombinant Ca v 2.3 voltage-gated Ca 2+ channels (VGCCs) exhibit facilitation (run-up) and subsequent decline (run-down) in whole-cell patch-clamp recordings. A better understanding of the two processes could provide insight into constitutive modulation of the channels in intact cells, but low expression levels and the need for pharmacological isolation have prevented investigations in native systems. Here, to circumvent these limitations, we use conventional and perforated-patch-clamp recordings in a recombinant expression system, which allows us to study the effects of cell dialysis in a reproducible manner...
February 16, 2018: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453285/the-distal-upstream-region-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-enhances-its-expression-in-endometrial-stromal-cells-during-decidualization
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Isao Tamura, Kosuke Jozaki, Shun Sato, Yuichiro Shirafuta, Masahiro Shinagawa, Ryo Maekawa, Toshiaki Taketani, Hiromi Asada, Hiroshi Tamura, Norihiro Sugino
We have previously shown that decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) causes a genome-wide increase in the levels of acetylation of histone-H3 Lys-27 (H3K27ac). We also reported that the distal gene regions, more than 3 kb up or downstream of gene transcription start sites have increased H3K27ac levels. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) is a specific decidualization marker and has increased H3K27ac levels in its distal upstream region (-4701 bp to -7501 bp). Here, using a luciferase reporter gene construct containing this IGFBP-1 upstream region, we tested the hypothesis that it is an IGFBP-1 enhancer...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453249/hhex-induces-promyelocyte-self-renewal-and-cooperates-with-growth-factor-independence-to-cause-myeloid-leukemia-in-mice
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Jacob T Jackson, Ashley P Ng, Benjamin J Shields, Sue Haupt, Ygal Haupt, Matthew P McCormack
The hematopoietically expressed homeobox (Hhex) transcription factor is overexpressed in human myeloid leukemias. Conditional knockout models of murine acute myeloid leukemia indicate that Hhex maintains leukemia stem cell self-renewal by enabling Polycomb-mediated epigenetic repression of the Cdkn2a tumor suppressor locus, encoding p16 Ink4a and p19 Arf However, whether Hhex overexpression also affects hematopoietic differentiation is unknown. To study this, we retrovirally overexpressed Hhex in hematopoietic progenitors...
February 27, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453196/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-erbb4-on-2q34-as-a-novel-locus-associated-with-sperm-motility-in-japanese-men
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Youichi Sato, Atsushi Tajima, Takehiro Sato, Shiari Nozawa, Miki Yoshiike, Issei Imoto, Aiko Yamauchi, Teruaki Iwamoto
BACKGROUND: The decrease in sperm motility has a potent influence on fertilisation. Sperm motility, represented as the percentage of motile sperm in ejaculated sperms, is influenced by lifestyle habits or environmental factors and by inherited factors. However, genetic factors contributing to individual differences in sperm motility remain unclear. To identify genetic factors that influence human sperm motility, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of sperm motility. METHODS: A two-stage GWAS was conducted using 811 Japanese men in a discovery stage, followed by a replication study using an additional 779 Japanese men...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453122/assessment-of-the-potential-hazard-represented-by-natural-raw-materials-containing-mineral-fibres-the-case-of-the-feldspar-from-orani-sardinia-italy
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Alessandro F Gualtieri, Nicola Bursi Gandolfi, Simone Pollastri, Roberta Rinaldi, Orietta Sala, Giovanni Martinelli, Tiziana Bacci, Federica Paoli, Alberto Viani, Ruggero Vigliaturo
This work describes the nature of the potentially hazardous fibrous amphibole found in the Orani's feldspar mine (Sardinia, Italy). To identify its nature, a protocol of analysis including morphometric, chemical and crystallographic characterizations was applied. Thanks to this approach, it was possible to classify the observed fibres as tremolite after comparing chemical data, SEM/TEM observations, FTIR/ Raman spectra and X-ray diffraction data with those reported for a standard sample. The unit cell parameters of the investigated tremolite phase are a = 9...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453052/ac-lvffark-nh-2-conjugation-to-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-exhibits-significantly-enhanced-performance-on-inhibiting-amyloid-%C3%AE-protein-fibrillogenesis-and-cytotoxicity
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Huan Zhang, Xiaoyan Dong, Fufeng Liu, Jie Zheng, Yan Sun
Inhibition of amyloid β-protein (Aβ) aggregation is of significance for the potential treatment of Alzheimer's disease. We have herein conjugated heptapeptide Ac-LVFFARK-NH 2 (LK7) to β-cyclodextrin (βCyD) and studied the inhibitory effect of the LK7-βCyD conjugate on Aβ aggregation. The conjugation significantly improved the peptide solubility and suppressed the self-assembly propensity. This led to 30% increase of the binding affinity of LK7 for Aβ in the conjugate due to increased hydrophobic interactions...
February 11, 2018: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453044/micro-rna-1298-opposes-the-effects-of-chronic-oxidative-stress-on-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells-via-targeting-on-eif4e3
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Wu Ruibin, Xiaowei Zheng, Jiaying Chen, Xinyi Zhang, Xiayin Yang, Yuxian Lin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect and potential mechanism of miR-1298 in the progression of human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Expression of miR-1298 was assessed by quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR), as well as in HTM-1 and HTM-2 cells. Mature miR-1298 mimic, miR-1298 inhibitor, and si-EIF4E3 and their corresponding controls were transfected into HTM-1 and HTM-2 to obtain stable HTM cells. Luciferase reporter assay was used to verify regulation between miR-1298 and EIF4E3...
February 13, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452949/estimation-of-the-effectiveness-ratio-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-for-resistant-cancer-cells-in-u87mg-human-glioblastoma
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Perla Marmolejo-León, Erika Patricia Azorín-Vega, Nallely Jiménez-Mancilla, Héctor Javier Mendoza-Nava, Eleni Mitsoura, Benjamín Pineda, Eugenio Torres-García
Glioblastoma contains self-renewing, tumorigenic cancer stem-like cells that contribute to tumor initiation and therapeutic resistance. The aim of this research was to estimate and compare the effectiveness ratio (α/β) of stem-like cells and differentiated glioma cells derived from the U87MG glioblastoma cell line. Cell survival experiments were obtained in a dose range of 0-20 Gy (13.52 ± 0.09 Gy/h) as a hyperfractionationated accelerated radiotherapy scheme. Biochemical characterization of the post-irradiated cells was performed by flow cytometry analysis and the percentage of stem-like cells that resisted irradiation was determined by the CD133 expression...
January 11, 2018: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452945/reduction-sensitive-fluorescence-enhanced-polymeric-prodrug-nanoparticles-for-combinational-photothermal-chemotherapy
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Yuanyuan Zhang, Dan Yang, Hongzhong Chen, Wei Qi Lim, Fiona Soo Zeng Phua, Guanghui An, Piaoping Yang, Yanli Zhao
In this study, a reduction-sensitive supramolecular polymeric drug delivery system was developed for combinational photothermal-chemotherapy of cancer. The multifunctional system was self-assembled by specific host-guest interactions between hydrophilic β-cyclodextrin functionalized hyaluronic acid and adamantane linked camptothecin/dye conjugate, where a near-infrared (NIR) absorbing dye IR825 was loaded. The hydrophilic hyaluronic acid shell endows the assembly with excellent colloidal stability and biocompatibility...
February 9, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452248/mercaptopyruvate-acts-as-endogenous-vasodilator-independently-of-3-mercaptopyruvate-sulfurtransferase-activity
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Emma Mitidieri, Teresa Tramontano, Danila Gurgone, Valentina Citi, Vincenzo Calderone, Vincenzo Brancaleone, Antonia Katsouda, Noriyuki Nagahara, Andreas Papapetropoulos, Giuseppe Cirino, Roberta d'Emmanuele di Villa Bianca, Raffaella Sorrentino
Hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) is produced by the action of cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS), cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) or 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3-MST). 3-MST converts 3-mercaptopyruvate (MPT) to H 2 S and pyruvate. H 2 S is recognized as an endogenous gaseous mediator with multiple regulatory roles in mammalian cells and organisms. In the present study we demonstrate that MPT, the endogenous substrate of 3-MST, acts also as endogenous H 2 S donor. Colorimetric, amperometric and fluorescence based assays demonstrated that MPT releases H 2 S in vitro in an enzyme-independent manner...
February 13, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452233/role-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-differentiated-into-insulin-producing-cells-in-the-treatment-of-type-i-diabetes-mellitus
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Mona G Amer, Azza S Embaby, Rehab A Karam, Marwa G Amer
Generation of new β cells is an important approach in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (type 1 DM). Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) might be one of the best sources for cell replacement therapy for diabetes. Therefore, this work aimed to test the possible role of transplanted insulin-producing cells (IPCs) differentiated from ADSCs in treatment of streptozotocin (STZ) induced type I DM in rats. Type 1 DM was induced by single intra peritoneal injection with STZ (50 mg/kg BW). Half of the diabetic rats were left without treatment and the other half were injected with differentiated IPCs directly into the pancreas...
February 13, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452196/staphylococcus-aureus-induces-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-bfgf-expression-through-the-activation-of-ap-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transcription-factors-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#20
Jianmei Wu, Yulin Ding, Jinling Wang, Fenglong Wang
Staphylococcus aureus is a common Gram-positive pathogen that causes bovine mastitis, a persistent infection of the bovine mammary gland. Bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMEC) are important parenchymal cells of the bovine mammary gland. To better understand the importance of BMEC and the roles of the TLR-NF-κBand TLR-AP-1 signaling pathways in the regulation of S. aureus-associated mastitis and mammary fibrosis, BMEC cultured in vitro were stimulated with different concentrations of heat-inactivated S. aureus to analyze the gene and protein expression and production of toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) as well as the protein expression of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and activation protein-1 (AP-1) by means of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and western blotting, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
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